The El Reno Daily Democrat (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 33, No. 186, Ed. 1 Monday, April 14, 1924 Page: 3 of 4
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‘By H. L. mills
III.IONS of followers of
the Christian faith over
the world are at this sea-
son making preparations
for the Easter festival,
the most important occa-
sion in the Christian calendar.
“If Christ be not risen from the
dead, then is our preaching vain,” said
Pao\ and the whole Christian struc-
ture rests upon the resurrection as Its
foundation. Without the resurrection
the hope of humanity Is gone, for only
in a living Christ Is there salvation.
The death and resurrection of Christ
are primarily involved in the keeping
of the Lenten season, which is observed
formally by the older branches of the
Christian church. The different
churches vary in their practices in
the observance of the forty days pre-
ceding Easter, but the spirit prompting
the observance Is the same in all.
Some of the Protestant churches do
not observe Lent, but many ministers
tlnd it a propitious time for evangelis-
tic effort, and In recent years some
very successful evangelistic campaigns
have been waged by Protestants In
the Inrge cities during the season of
The history of Lent has many inter-
esting passages. The severe rules of
the fast prescribed In the early days
have been greatly relaxed during the
eenturies, ns far as they apply to
Since the earliest times In religious
history fasting at times has been a
custom. The patriarchs had great
mournings and the ancient Israelites
had devotional fasts for the expiation
of sins. Moses passed forty days on
Mount lloreb in fasting and after
Israel was defeated at Al, Joshua and
the elders remained prostrate before
the ark from morning •'until evening
without eating. Christ spent forty days
in the wilderness in fasting, hut how-
ever prevalent the custom it does not
appear that either Jewish legislation
or Christ Himself, either by command
or example, ever designated any cer
tain period for fasting.
slon. ft "began with allowing In mo-
nasteries a draught of water to the
inmutes at evening after a duy of la-
bor. From this the much larger Indul-
gence was developed. The principle
that a small quantity of food, but not
taken as a regular meat, did not break
the fast, wus adopted by Thiuiaa
Aquinas, the celebrated Dominican
theologian, and in the course of cen-
turies taking of tood not to exceed
eight ounces became recognized as a
lawful custom of the church.' It took
the name of “collation” because It whs
first taken In the monasteries at the
hour at which the "Collatlones" of Ab-
bot Casslon were read aloud to the
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meal. He was’ getting a bit older and
If they waited any longer he would be
So—this time nothing would happen.
Hut something did happen 1
For the third time, Just as It drew
near the moment for catching Chick
Chicken he was nowhere to be seen.
Nowhere at alL This time they made
up their minds to look for him—they
did not think of an accident or of his
huvtiig wandered o(T. But nowhere, no-
where could he be found.
Chick Chicken showed up again when
all was safe. Whether It Just happened
this way the family never knew; but,
anyway, they decided to leave ClUck
Chicken to spend the rest of his life
the barnyard—and. strange as bis
actions sound, ftils Is a true story.
In modern times the Catholic church
prescribes rules more lenient, especial-
ly for the working people who are not
prohibited from eating flesh meat ex-
cept on Fridays, Ash Wednesdays and
Saturday of lloly week, and soldiers
anil snllors in active service are dis-
pensed from ttie law of abstinence ex
ccpt on Ash Wednesday, and several
other holy days.
Aside from the fastir.g as tin ob-
servance of the Lenten season tlx
Catholic church conducts special serv-
ices at stated times and the funda-
mental doctrines of the church art
preached and other ceremonies carried
out. It Is the desire that all should
refrain from all pleasures during thi-
forty-day period and keep their mind?
and hearts upon spiritual things.
The other churches that observe
Lent dispense with the fast but stress
the period as i time for self-examinu
tlon and prayer, and recon-ecratlon
to Christ. Their members also dls
pense with ordinary worldly pleasures
during the Lenten season and observe
it us u period of extra religious effort.
Ar /AAHY -GRAHAM• BONNBR
J _ a, wethn
THE MISSING CHICKEN
It Is certain, however, that the ex-
amples of Moses, Elias and Christ ex-
ercised a great influence upon the es-
tablishment of the Lenten season in, , .
the Christian church, and that obsm-! ™nl,‘ be waltinfi ,,Kht near the barn
once of the period of forty days was j „ra
evolved from their examples. Modern
It was time for ('hick Chicken to fur-
nish a meal for the family.
And so they went forth to entch
Chick Chicken. That, they knew,
would not be hard to do. He was al
ways right out In the barnyard, ready
to be caught, it seemed.
He was never afraid of any one and
he wouldn’t run away. Probably he
Got in Firet Lh>k
The poungater taftd Uwown a atlek
at bar lister, a yoar or two her senior.
Katherine,” said daddy, “dM you
throw that slink at your slater?”
few. du<W,” was the defiant reply.
“Why did you do it?” ^tecanse,” In-
stantly replied •• yonngater, with
her eye» flashing, “afterwards sba hit
Not Much Good in Him
Rdwii*- jklwyia, *4h» we die wUl
we take bu? oodles to heaven with
Mamma—We will take only what Is
Btfwin—Well, i'll bet that I’ll be
awfully thin when I get there.
Thenies in Danger
Little ttay—Tpi not gabtg to school
today, ’cause w*>e got tt work too
Mother—What have you got to do?
Little Boy—I don’t know, but teach-
er said that we’d have calloused then-
lcs after today’s clasaea.
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
the City of El Reno.,
as described in Ordinance No. 905
and, did therefore duly enter Into
a contract with Davis Electric Co,
of El Rtno Oklahoma on or about
the 25th da*y of February, 1924. for
the construction of said sewer, and
same has been constructed as re-
quired by the terms of said contract,
plans, profiles and specifications
as they appear on file and of record.
SECTION 2 That all of said lots,
pieces, and parcels of land des-
cribed In se ctlon 1 of this ordinance
are situated In the city of El Reno,
Oklahoma, and are benefitted by rea-
son of the construction of said
Improvements, and thHt by reason
of said benefits there Is levied as-
sessed. and charged as a special
tax against each of said lots, pieces
and parcels of land, as Its proper
share, of the cost of said Improve-
ments. the respective sums stated
In final estimate prepaed and filed
by the Engineer and that said res
pective amounts so charged against
said respective lots, pieces and par
cels of land as aforesaid, snail be
and are hereby levied, to he paid in
three (31 equal annual Installments,
with Interest thereon at the rate of
eight (81 per cent per annum, pay
SECTION 3. Thnt the total cost
for the construction of said Improve
ments Ibe total area In square feet,
and the total cost: per square foot.
Is as hereafter follows, and *’ 3 des-
cription of the lots benefit*jq and
the addition In which lots are located
and the amounts to be charged as a
benefit to rari, respective lots piece.,
and parcels of land as hereinafter
Total cost, Including engineering.
isqone - ”
“rpi HERE are thousands of you
1924. In an action wherein the Amer-
ican Investment Company a corpora-
tion. 1? plaintiff and Oettle Paulus,
Ella Paulus, his wife. Robert J. (R.
J.) Johnson and 8. E. Johnson, hit
wife aro defendants directed to >me
thre undersigned sheriff of Canadian
County. Oklahoma, commanded me
1 men and women, just like I once , advertise and sell, with
was—slaves to rheumatism, muscle y . . ... .
pains, joint pains, and horrible stiff- or.t appraisement, as provided by
law, the following described real
estate, in Canadian County, Okla-
The East Half of the Northweet
ness. I had the
tism for years.
I didn't realize I
the effect of
purities from the system. That is
why I began using S. S.S.! Today I
have the strength I used to have years
ago! I don’t use my crutches any
more.” S. S. S. makes people talk
about themselves the way it builds up
their strength. Start S. S. S. today I
for that rheumatism. You’ll feel the
8. S. S. is sold at ill good drug
•tores in two (ires. The larger suo
is more economical.
fC^e Worlds Best
Scaled proposals will be received [inspection^ sewer maintenance
hy tile board of County Commission-1 advertising, $1033.44.
ers of Canadian County, Oklahoma I Total area In square feed, 177.889
until two o’clock P. M. on the 19th|Total cost per square foot. .0(1581.
scholarship rejects the claim that Lent
was of apostolic institution, although
some of the early fathers contended
that It was. While the apostles fasted
at seasons and enjoined the practice
upon otliers, the specilic ’Lenten ob-
servance was evolved after apostolic
But when they went out Into the barn-
yard Chick Chicken was nowhere to be
They hunted for him everywhere
But Chick Chicken could not he found.
Something must have happened to
him. He must have been run over or
had some accident.
So, after they decided this, they took
In the Catholic Encyclopedia, which | "ve'and the
is the principal authority upon Catho-
lic history and teachings, some inter-
esting facts are recited about this sea-
son, which, whatever its exact ori-
gin. has been religiously observed ev-
ery year lor at least 1,700 years.
The word Lent itself is a Teutonic
word, which has been in use since the
Anglo-Saxon period, and Is generally
used in preference to the Latin term
"Quadragesima," meaning the “Forty
days." The forty-day observance of
"Lent” is not mentioned hv the pre- j
Nlcene fathers, hut St. Athanasius of
Alexandria, after traveling over Eu-
rope wrote in 339 that a fust wus gen-
erally practiced in Europe and lie en-
joined upon the Alexandrians to do
likewise, “to the end thnt while all
the world is fasting, we who are in
Egypt should not become a laughing
Btoek ns the only people who do not
fast, hut take our pleasures In these
As the centuries passed, there was
great diversity In the practices of keep-
ing Lent, hut from the earliest times
there was a prohibition against the eat-
ing of meat, and it was deemed espe-
cially pious to refriiln from euting eggs
or fruit with a hard covering. In t he
beginning there was no prohibition
against the “Luetlcinla," hut St. Greg-
ory In writing to St. Augustine from
England laid down the rule: "We
abstain from flesh meat and from all
things from flesh, eggs, milk and
cheese.” There were .-pedal dlspcn-
faniliy were out of doors, walking
about, to their surprise they saw Chick
lie was wandering about ns though
nothing at nil had happened.
They watched to see if he limped or
if he had been hurt in some way.
No, he had not been hurt. He seemed
'Nothing seemed to have happened to
him, and lie did not seem afraid of
them. He came right up for his meal
of grain and did not run away.
“He must have been lost," the fam-
“Yes, he must have been lost and he
has only Just got back from Ids wan-
But lie did noi seem tired out nor did
his feet look dirty, nor did his feathers
lie looked very calm, and very quiet
anil very pleased with everything.
And so the days went on. And Chick
Chicken wandered around the barn-
yard nnd had a beautiful time. He ate
and he seemed to be a most contented
Well, a little while went b.v nnd the
family were going to have a dinner
party and they thought a nice chicken
pie would be most delicious.
Well, they would have Chick Chicken
this time. He certainly wouldn't be
lost a second time.
But on the day of the dinner party,
w hen they went to entch Chick Ohlck-
I en, he was nowhere to lie seen.
! It was certainly very, very strange.
Well, it had just happened that way.
And they had to hurry with their
day of April, 1924 for the construc-
tion of thq following:
ITEM No. 1 Make earth excavation
construction concrete abutments,
and erect 40 ft bridge on same.
Located betwen sections 2 and 35
T 14 and 15 It 5.
ITEM No. 2 Remove one 65 ft.
bridge how in riyior. Loaded bet-
ween sections 23 and 3(1 T 13 It 8.
Proposals grauanteofng to enter into
contract if hwanted must be fcub-
mitteed on the form furnished hy
the County Engineer and filed with
the County Clerk. Said proposal to
he accomplished by a certified check
equal lo 5 per cent of amount of
Plans and specification proposal and
construction .to bidders are on file
and may be examined at flip office
of the County Clerk. Copies of
plans and specifications may lie
secured from the County Engineer
at 50c each.
The right is reserved to reject any
or all bids and waive any informal-
ity in the bids received.
..By order of the Board of County
this 7tli day of Ap-
J. B. Deardorft
Chm. of Board of Co. Comrs
W. IT Lilly Member.
I K. Thomason, Member.
C. E. Brass
D. E. Powell, County Engineer.
ASSESSMENTS AS FOLLOWS
Lots 1 to 11 Inclusive, block
Lots 1 to 12 inclusive, block
Lot 13, block 10. $33.04.
Lot 14. block 10, $26.44.
Lots 15 to 24 Inclusive, block 10,
Lots 1 to 12 Inclusive, block 11.
THOMPSON’S PART (Original)
1. Out-Block “D” $35.28.
2. Out Block “D" $35.28.
1. Out Block “C" $34.13
2. Out-Block "C” $34.06.
Section 4. This Ordinance shall
he In force and effect from and after
its passage, approval and publica-
tion as required by law.
Tassed and approved tills 28th day
of March, 1924.
Signed by the mayor this 29th day
of March. 1924.
A. JACK KIVETT,
Commissioner of Public Affairs
and Ex Officio Mayor.
(First Puh. April 3 lOt)
NOTICE To CREDITORS
To the Creditors or W. P. McCart-
The creditors of the nbove-named
decedent1 are heroby notified that
the undersigned was. by the county
Court of Canadian County, Oklahoma
appointed Ddministrator of the es-
tate of said decedent and that all
persons having claims against the
said decedent are required to ex
hlbit them to said undersigned Wm.
McCartney. Admls’itrxUir with the
necessary '<ouchers at 1102 So Me
Comb Street, El Reno. Oklahoma.
Within ftur months from th0 date
of the first publication of this notice 1 through, or under them,
to-wlt from the 20th day or March | due notice thereof
1924 or the same will be forever bar
red. . .
Dated March 19th l9’J4.
H. L. Fogg, attaorney for adm.
Pub Moll 20-27 Apr 3 1924.
Quarter of section Thirty-five
(El 3 of NW1-4 of 35) Township
Thirteen (13) North of Rang*
Ten (10). W. I. M.
The East halt of the Northeast
Quarter of the Northwest Quar-
ter of the Northwest Quarter of
Rectlon Thirty-five (E 1-2 of
NE 1-4 of NW. 14 of NW. 14 of
35) Township Thirteen (13)
North of Range Ton (10) W. I. M.
the property of the defendants,
Oettle Paulus, and Ella Paulus, to
satisfy the Judgement and Deere® of
Foreclosure of real estate mortage
In favor of the plaintiff, the American
Investment Company a corporation,
In the sum of $1,857.15, together with
interest theroon at the rate of 10
per cent per annum from the 15th
day of September. 1923, until paid,
nnd for all coats In this action taxed
at $24 55 and costg accruing, I will
on the 26th day of April. 1924, at
tho hour of ten o’clock A- M. on
-mid date, at tho front door of the
court House, In the city of El Reno,
said county and state, offer for sale,
and sell to the highest bidder for
cash, the said property above des-
cribed, nnd the said defendants, Get-
Mo Paulus and Ella Paulus, and each
if them, and all persons claiming any
Interest In nnd to said property, by
WITNESS my hand this 17th day
of March 1924.
T. C. fihacklett, Sheriff of
Canadian County, Oklahoma.
E. Oakes, attorneys for plaintiff.
(First Pub March 20 to Apr 24.)
nations for eating these products, how- , party, mi another chicken was '-might,
ever, and many churches were built | \a«l, niter tins party was over, ome
with the gifts for these dispensations, nnac Chirk Chicken was seen walking
Thus a steeple In the cathedral at around the
Rouen was known us “The Butter |
Tower." The custom of giving Easter
eggs, so much enjoyed hy the children
- THOS. JENSEN
- Phone 377 —
of today, arose from the prohibition of
eggs. The eggs were bL.-sed and giv-
en to the children.
Although in the early Middle Ages
the rules of the fast were very siriet,
with only one light meal on week days
and that in the evenings, and no flesh
on Sundays, the rules began to be less
rigid a little inter. It became the eas-
tern to break the fust at three o'clock
In the afternoon or the period called
“noiiie." Charlemagne Is said to have
taken Ids Lenten repast at two o'clock
In the afternoon. Gradually the time
was moved up to tuldduy, as name was
a period rather than an hour, nnd tho
repast was eventually taken at lwo»\w
o’clock, and the word "nome" is per-
petuated In our word "noon."
The collation was introduced in the
Ninth century when the council ut
A4vltt-CUui>q|le srincQoiW tl.iut conee#-
ORDINANCE NO. 916
AM ORDINANCE LEVYING A
SPECIAL TAX AND CHARGING
EACH TRACT OF LAND LIABLE
THEREFORE WITH ITS PROPER
SHARE OF THE COST OF CON
Immynrd as well and ns iSTRL'CTING A CERTAIN SEWER
IN AND ALONG CERTAIN
STREETS AND ALLEYS IN THE
CITY OF El. RENO, OKI,AIL MA.
AS PROVIDED IN ORDINANCE
NO, 995 PASSED BY THE BOARD
OF COMMISSIONERS OF SAID
Be It ordained hy the Board of Com
missloners of the city of El Reno,
SECTION 1 Whereas, the Boa* af
Commissioners lihve lierotofnro hv
proper Ordinance Tjcsolutdou ajid
other official aids, duly provided for
and authorized tho cons'ructlon of a
retain sower *o serve.
Block 5. Keith Addition, lots 1
to 12 Inclusive, Block 19. Keith
Addition, lost 1 to 24 Incl, Block
11. lots 1 to 12 Incl, nnd Out-
blocks C. and I). of Thompson
Part (original) lots 1 and 2 of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
To the Creditors or Rachel Jackson
The creditors nf the above named
the undersigned was shrd lsltr dsshr
decedent are hereby notified that
tho undersigned was, by the County
Court of Canadian County, Oklaho-
ma, appointed executrix of the es-
tate of said decedent and that all
persons having claims against the
estate nf said decedent are required
to exhibit them to said undersign-
ed executrix with the necessary
vouchers at the law offices of Bab
cock and Trevathan, at 111 12 No.
Bickford Avenue, in the City of El
Reno, Oklahoma, within fou.1 month*
from tho date oil the first publica-
tion or this notice, to wit: from the
27th day of March 1924 or the same
will he forever barred.
Dated March 27th. 1924
MARY HALEY, Executrix
Babcock & Trevathan,
Attorneys for Executrix.
( First Pub. April 1—2wks)
In the County Court of Canadian j
In the Matter of the Estate
Richard B. Morton, Deceased.
NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL
Notice is hereby given to all per.
sons Interested In the estate of
Richard B. Morton, deceased, that
the 7.th day of March, 1924. W
Loon Morton, produced and filed In
the County Court of Canadian
County. State of Oklahoma, an In
strument In writing purporting to
lie the last will and testament of
Richard B. Morion, deceased, and
also Hied in said court his petition
praying for the probate of said will
nnd that letters testamentary is
sued thereon to W. Leon Morton,
the person named In said will, and
■that said petition will be heard at
the court room of said court In the
City of El Reno in said county and
state on Monday, April 21st. 1921, nt
the hour nf ten o’clock a. m. of
said date, when anil where all per-
sons Interested can appear and show
cause, If any they have, why the
prayer of said petition should not
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I
have hereunto set my hand and af-
fixed th0 seal of the county court of
said county this 29th flay of March,
W. M. WALLACE, Co. Judge
(First Puh. April 9 Uhlnys)
He Seemed Perfectly Well.
contented and as happy ns could he -
no signs of having wandered off or of
having met with un accident.
Yet n third time tin., decided they
wou'd real!;- have GUick Chicken. fur »,
Get Set and GO!
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
To the Creditors or Masora Cumn>
The creditors of the above-named
decedent are hereby notified that
the undersigned was. by the County
Court of Canadian County. Oklaho
ma appointed executrix of tho es
tato of said decedent and that all
persons having claims against the
estate of said decedent are required
to exhibit them 1<> said undersigned
executrix with the necessary vouch
ors n* the law offices nf Babcock R
Trevnthan. 111 12 North Bickford
Avrtme. El Reno. Oklahoma, within
four months from the date of thf
first publication f>f this notice, to
wit: from the 3rd day of April 1924
or he same will ho forever barred.
Dated April 3rd. 1924.
LOTTIE E. (1. RUKKS.
Babcock R Trevnthan
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or it may be that a good nerve tonic is all
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THE GREA1 NERVE TONIC
Jjumd or TubleU ’■*100
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
CANADIAN COUNTY OKLAHOMA
The American Investment Co.,
a corporation, Plaintiff.
Celtic Paulus, Ella Paulus, nts wife,
Robert J. (R J.) Johnson, and q. E
Johnson, his wife. Defendants.
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice lg hereby given thnt In pur
sunrice of «n order of Sale Issued
out nf the District Court of Canadian
County, on the 17th day of March, j^1 L. Fogg, Attorney for Plaintiff.
Wellta C- Grirrm. Plaintiff
vg No. 6606
Martha M. Basinger Turpin, J. W.
Turpin, R. D. Tompkins, and Joe
IT. Strain, ns Rank Commissioner
of the State of Oklahoma,
Notice Is hereby given that In pur-
suance of an order of sal® Issued out
of the District Court of Canadian
County, Oklahoma on the 8tb day of
March 1924, In an action wherein
Wellle C. Griffin, is plaintiff, and
Martha M. Basinger Turpin. J. W.
Turpin R. D- Tompkins and Joe H.
Strain, as Bank Commissioner of the
Slate of Oklahoma, are defendants,
directed to me the undersigned,
sheriff of Canadian County. Okla-
homa, commanding me to levy upon,
advertise and sell, without apprals-
mont, as provided by law the follow-
ing described real estate In Canadian
County Oklahoma to-wlt:
Lot sixteen (16) In Rlock (2) of
Morrison's 1st addition to the
city of El Reno, Oklahoma,
as the property o fthe defendants,
Martha M. Basinger Turpin, and J.
W. Turpin, to satlsty tho Judgements
and decreo of foreclosure of real
"state mortage In favor of the plain-
'Iff. Wellle C. Griffin, in the anm of
$591.32, with Interest at 8 per cent
ner annum from the 16th day of
March, 1923. and to satisfy the fur-
her judgement and decree of fore-
closure of real estate mortgage In
'nvor of the defendant, a*d crass
netltlonrr. R. D. Tompkins, In the
mm of $86.07. together with Interest
'hereon at the rate of 6 per cent
nor annum from th*> 2nd day of
December. 1922. until paid, nnd to
satisfy the further Judgement and
decree of foreclosure of real estate
mortgage In favor of the defendant
ind cross potltloner, Joe II. Strain
is Bank Commissioner of the state
Oklahoma. In ihe sum of $556 11,
with Interest theron at tho rate of
> per cent annum from the 2nd day
of December, 1922. until paid, and
'or all coats In this action taxed nt
*44.45 and costs ncetiring. I will on
Monday, the 14th day of April, 1924.
it the hour of ten o’clock A. M. on
*n!d date, at the front door of the
"ourt housp. in the city of El Reno,
mid County and State, offer for sale
and sell to the highest bidder for
| cash, the said property above des-
"rlbed, subject only to a flrat
mortgage for $129009 In favor of the
local building bi 1 Loan association
if Oklahoma City, nnd tho said de-
'endants, Martha M Basinger Turpin
md J W. Turpin, and each of them,
ind all persons rlalmng any nterest
•n nnd *o said property, hy ’trough,
nr under them, will take dus notlijft
WITNESS mv hand on this 8th day
of March. 1924
T C. Shackleft,
Sheriff of Canadian founty. Okla-
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