The Spencer Siftings (Spencer, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 26, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 19, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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SPENCEE, OKLA., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,190#
*1.00 PER YEAR
WRIGHT BREAK* RECORD*.
MaRM hraa PhtnomMil Plights it
Part Myer, Va.
Cordell, Okla., returned home Wed- shar
uesday morning. do
Mr. J. M. Speers received an ugly
gash over the oye Monday while fight-
ing fire at the Crums barn. A piece ®UDJ
of board flew off, hitting him over the “,ne
eve. K° 1
Tom Allen who Is on Dick Leach's
place, had a good saddle and a new
set of harness stolen from him last Cap
Thursday night. It is no longer safe Al
to leave your saddle hanging in the posit
; uarn. > °* c
The entertainment given at the M.
E, church Friday night by the ladies
aid waa a success in every respect, Pt'
and every one enjoyed themselves, and
Ladies aid, try and have something and
every Friday night. jchnri
Misses Howells gave a little dance j ®*
to their friends Monday night. Every-
one present report a good time and Ep
we hope they will repeat the treat !p. m
some time in the near future. Mr. Prj
liert Neal and sister furnished the |ng8
music, which was a treat, also. g*v
When one comes to Spencer to do
their trading all yon can hear them
say: What streets, it is unsafe for one
to venture through the town at night
as they certainly will get turned over ^
or a broken rig before they get of „
through. Are we going to leave them ht|
as they are? ^
The Baptists are holding a very sue- were
cessfui meeting at Spencer and Dixon, hay
They preach in Spencer at the M. E. seem
church in the mornings at 10:30 barn
o'clock and at the Star school house daunt
at 8 p m. in the eveningB. Bro. Mur- ter v
phy and Pegues are holding the meet- but
lugs. Everybody is cordially invited Lowe
to come out. The meetings will con- box
tinue all next week. uucoi
of Happenings in
R. W. NIXON, LOCAL EDITOR.
Washington. D. C.—Orville Wright,
in throe phenomenal flights at Fort
Myer Wednesday, established new
aeroplane records thjd. not only assure
the Success of the official triala before
the army board, but indicate that
aerial flight is now only a matter ol
development. War on land and aea
will find in tfce aeroplane. It Is now
conceded by military men. a valuable
means <at reconnaissance and possibly
t‘we flights of approximately one
hoSr each, another flight in which two
m4h were whirled through the air for
upwards of alx minutes were the
achievements of the Wright brothers'
aeroplane Wednesday. That these
flight*, record breaking as they were,
will even be surpassed by Orville
VVylght during his trials at Fort Myer,
ifc confidently predicted. The Drat
flight, made Wednesday morning, in
which the machine circled the drill
grounds at the fort 57 times in 67
minutes and 31 seconds, was surpassed
Wednesday evening when a flight of
63 minutes and 15 seconds was mnde.
The Suburban Newspaper Pu. ashing
Company, printers, 217 North Harvey St,,
«tklaltoma City, Okta.
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tract runs for six months or longer.
Now York, Sept. 11.—The cotton
market opened steady at an advance
of 1©2 points lu response to higher
Liverpool cables and the continued
large English spot sale*. Daring the
middle of the morning the market was
quite steady with prices 5f|7 points
net higher on active months.
New Orleans. Sept. 11.—Bpot. firm;
low ordinary. 4 18-ltc nominal; ordi-
nary, A\c nominal; good ordinary.
7 3 18c; low middling. 8 7-1 tic; mid-
dling, 9 3-16c; good middling. 9He;
middling fair, 10c; fair. 10 5-8c nom-
inal. Sales, 2.300; receipts, 1,587;
stock, 39,844. Futures closed steady.
September, 8.94c; October, S.83e; No-
vember, 8.76c; December. 8.73c; Janu-
ary. 8.76c: February, 8.78c; March,
St. ix>uis, Sept 11. DuR; middling.
9 3-8c, Sales, none; receipts, 78 bales;
shipments, 13 bales: stock, 9,090
Oh. matchless land of corn and wheat.
All nations worship at thy feet;
Each kpeeV*!* humbly chants thy
Oh, rival of Cfcalde*’* plain.
From pine clad hills eastern states.
To California's Golden Gate;
From treegrowa shores of northern
To where the Gulf's blue waters
Thou art the peer of any land;
A mastsrpieoe of uature's hand.
Tbs heart of Unde Barn's domain,
Waa cleft by freedom's hand In twain;
And thou didst spring a comaly maid,
A goddess, from the wound it made.
Oh, raatchleea land of corn and wine.
The promised land of modern times;
Thou hast a past of stirring lore
That nwes it when we think it o'er.
We do not know and none may say.
What deeds were wrought In ancient
Upon thy fair and smiiig plains.
Men. no douht, wars wounded and
The hunter's knife was red with
Thy sands were dreached with crim-
That flowed from hearts of savage
And mingled with the blood of knaves.
But this was aaany years before
The paleface sought the western
lg>ng before the white man came
To change thy features and thy same;
Tv make a land of towns and Raids,
And prollt by thy graetoos yields.
These mystic tribes of other days
Sang and harped their shafts lays;
Loved and hated, flanght and strove.
Born to hunt and fish and rove;
They knew not of thy tree—re store.
Nor 4roomed that men ftrom other
Communication*—Adihfika ail communi-
st ions to the editor or the paper. Write
•on one side of the paper only, and be
very earefui to see that ail proper name*
tre spelled correctly ami plainly.
Let every one take the home paper.
Ed Jenkins visited home folks Sun-
Mike Kringler Is in Yukon this
Mrs Jenkins visited Oklahoma City
Lee Thomas was in Oklahoma City
Al Cartmill has business in Edmond
Uncle Bob Peebly is on the cripple
list this week.
Bert Neal had business in Oklaho-
ma City Thursday.
Deputy Geo. Moore
Thursday on busir.ess.
Friend Dyer had business in Okla-
homa City Monday.
Will Legg waB In Oklahoma City
Monday on business.
G. W. Hev-on had business in Ok-
lahoma City Thursday.
Chas. Abel was In Oklahoma City
.Monday on business.
For safety and convenience place
your money with The Bank of Spen-
J. W. Kennedy made a business trip
40 Chandler Wednesday.
Mrs. Chad. Abel was a visitor In
Oklahoma CUy Thursday.
Miss Mae Schieffer, of Norman, la
visiting MIsb Amy Spelrs.
George Kramer was in Oklahoma
City Tuesday on business.
Prof. Taylor and family visited
Jones Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. A. W. Anderson was shopping
in Oklahoma City Thursday.
Justice Legg was in Oklahoma City
Thursday on legal business.
John Morris was in Oklahoma City
Thursday taking in the sights.
Ton Blocks Paving at Wellington.—*
The city council at Wellington adopt-
ed a resolution providing for the pav-
ing with vitrified brtek of Washing-
ton avenue, the principal business
street of the city, from the Santa Ft
depot to the court house, a distance
of ten blocks.
Cotton Compress for Mongum.—The
Farmers' Gin and Compress company
of Memphis, capitalised at *1,000,000.
will at once begin the erection of a
cotton compress at Mangum. which
will bo one of the most modern in
every respect. The eompreaa will be
located on a portion of the ground
owned by the Formers’ Warehouse
Held Man While Girl Applied Whip.
—It coat Sam Potter, Wm. Matthews
and Ben Scott. *60 each to assist a
young lady give a mas a horsewhip-
ping at Chiokasha. Mies Barrett se-
verely horsewhipped s man at the
was in Jones
A quiet little weddingftook place
last Saturday night at 8 o’clock on
the farm of W. Thorp.
four miles north of Spencer. These
men were wanted for disturbing pub-
lic worship and they made their brag
that Geo. Moore could not arrest
them. They were taken before Jus-
tice Legg and pleaded guilty, being
unable to furnish bond for their ap-
pearance they were taken to, the coun-
ty Jail. They say they were not hid-
ing from the deputy hut whert caught
Miss Maggie and awnk in nine feet of water Friday
Thorp, the bride add Mr. John Wad- maraing. Capt. Earp, in command,
sack the bridegroom, are well known sent for the aoagboat Missouri wh'ch
to the Spencer people and congratula- set to work at once to remove the no-
tions and good wishes are extended
to them by The Siftings an-1 their
many, many friends.
Miss Nettie Coffman and Mr. Alb
shore by aseaas of a barge. No one
wad injured in the accident.
' Tart -to VieK the Woefc
Cincinnati, Ohio.—Candidate Taft’s
first speechmaking trip will bo
through the west. A. I. Vorya left,
here for New York Friday to person-
ally represent the candidate before
the national committee in arranging
this trip, which will take in at least
the atates of Missouri. Kansas. Ne-
braska. Iowa. Illinois and Indiana.
they took six shooters off pf them.4 ot the nit>« mile flat, were unit-
When they think Deputy Moore will ed niarriage at the home of the
not take them they are mistaken. bride on Wednesday evening. Septem-
T-?- her 16th. The wedding was a quiet
Miss Etta Thomas, who is teaching home affair, being attended only by
music clas at this place, gave a mu- the immediate relatives of the inter*
sical entertainment Saturday night at ested parties. The Siftings joins with
the residence of Lee Thomas About fh*‘ir numerous friends in withing
fiftv were uresent. and the nunils de- them long life and prosi»erity.
The three men held the party due
ing the chastisement and were arreet-
ted for assault. In justice court they
were convicted and fined |50 each.
The young lady was not arrested.
$300 Reward for Eacaped Murderer.
—Governor Haskell has offered a re-
ward of $100 for the apprehension of
Fred Proctor, an Oklahoma life term-
er. who walked out of the Kansas
penitentiary at lAnslng recently wear-
ing a suit of clothes belonging to the
A reward of $100 has
fields; > ■■ $ •
Build great towns and railway tralas.
To freight thy wealth to other lands.
And thus supply a world** demands.
But turning from this ancient aonae.
We hail thy fields and futures greea.
We hall thy patriotic sou.
We hall the lands that they have
Wo hall thy maids with laughing eyes.
Deep and blue as summer skies;
We hail thee, brilliant youngster star.
When wise men saw thee from afar,
They came to worship at thy <teet;
Thy harvests rich and rare to reap.
The gates of commerce open wide,
To 1st thy treasures through, with
Blest thou art in youth’s fair morn.
Oh. matchless land of wheat and corn,
Where golden plenty fills her horn.
Thou art more fair than poet's dresm;
Of al! the efxtos thou art the queen.
We crown thee not with flowers of
That fade and wither all too soon,
Nor yet with sweet forget-me-nots.
But hare in store a happier lot
For thee, oh fairest In the land.
We will wreath a noble crown
Of sweet Alfalfa, just cut down,
And crown thee, the fairest queen,
“Beautiful Land,” the farmer’s dream.
THE NEW FOLLY.
On the great Majestic Vaudeville
circuit, opens it new opera house at
125 West Grand Ave.. Oklahoma- City,
next Sunday with the best vaudeville
bill ever seen in the state. Prices.
20 cents to any seat In the house.
This house promises a bill unexcelled.
Time: 8 p. m., Sunday next. Sept. 20.
Tickets now on sale.
Mrs. Johnson seeks Divorce.
Kansas City.—In a suit for divorce,
brought by Mrs. William Johnson of
Buckner. Mo., in the circuit court Fri-
day, ehe alleges that the blow which
fractured her skull on the night of
August 20 was struck either by her
husband or by some one who made
the attack with his consent and
already been offered by the prison
authorities and $100 cy cltliens ot
making $300 in all. While
Henry Beveridge made a
trip to Oklahoma City Monday.
Howard Roberts made a business
trip to Oklahoma City Wednesday.
Mrs. Will Fields, of Elk City, is vis-
iting friends in and around Spencer
What are you going to do about
those deep ditches on each side of
Get a certificate of deposit from
The Bank of Spencer.
Mrs. J. H. Thurman left Wednesday
Tor Holdenville, Okla.. to be zone sev-
Mrs. Lee Thomas and Lena left
Tuesday for Wellston to attend the
M. E. conference.
Quite a large crowd from Spencer
attended the Old Settlers picnic at
Remember the Siftings and come
around and subscribe. We have a
good proposition to offer your.
Elmer Oney returned to Spencer
Wednesday after being absent several
weeks In Mexico and Missouri.
Spencer was visited with a heavy
rain Monday evening, which will be
a great benefit to late corn and po-
Miss Esther Utterback heft Mon-
day morning for Oklahoma City,
where she goes to attend the high ■
Shelby Cartmill Is spending the
week at Edmond. Hurry up and come >
home Shelb, as we miss your smiling
Geo. D'.tfenuafer and bride passed
through Spencer from Missouri Satur-
day, where they will make their home
J. X. Stone and family, after spend-
ing several weeks visiting friends in
under the influence of liquor, Proc-
tor shot and killed Mrs. 8. W. Burr,
wife of a restaurant proprietor at
Pawnee, by whom he was employed
as a cook.
He bad previously served
three years lu the federal prison.
Denies Troops Used Loaded Shells.
—Adjutant General Frank M. Canton
of the Oklahomu National Guard, de-
nied the report that Missouri guards-
men used ball cartridges and regard-
ing the recent encampment: “I am
proud to say the Oklahoma troops
did not take a back seat for the
troops of any other stnte and the rec-
ord of the men and officers Is a proud
one. The report that the Third Mis-
souri fired ball cartridges at the Okla-
homa troops while engaged in a sham
battle is unfounded and I wish to
emphatically deny this statement. I
wm present on this occasion and can
vouch that no bail cartridges were
used. The officers and men of the
Third Missouri are our personal
friends and have shown us every
courtesy possible in their associations
To Hold Bad Boys and Girts.—The
Cross and Anchor industrial school
of Tulsa has been given a charter by
Assistant Secretary of State I^eo Mey-
ers. It will secure a contract from the
state to care for incorrigible or neg-
lected boys and girls and children un-
der 16 years of age. convicted of of-
fenses which would cause them to
serve a term in the penitentiary or
jail. The purpose of the institute is
to take the place of a state institu-
tion of the kind until the state builds
a permanent institution.
Nsw Faculty Is Complete.—The fac-
ulty of the Murray Secondary Agri-
cultural school at Tishomingo, which
will commence Its work on October
5. is practically completed. F. Bopp
of Lockwood. Mo., a graduate of the
manual training department of Wash-
ington university at St. Louis, was
elected professor of drawing and man-
ual training; S. A. Roberts, of Cen-1
Graves Formally Notified.
Atlanta, Ga.—Two thousand persons
listened to the formal notification of
John Temple Graves aa nominee of
the Independence party for vice pres-
ident of the United States at the
Casino theater Friday night.
GUTHIRE: Attorney General West
has notified Governor Haskell that
the petition of a number of residents
of Greer county requesting an elec-
tion for the purpose of transferring
a part of the county to Jackson. Is
Marine Corps the Best 8hots.
Sea Girt, N. J.~The United State3
Marine corps, winner of the majority
of the victories during the present
shooting tourney, is the proud posses-
sor of the Dryden trophy, worth $4,000.
The Ohio team was second.
School Land Appraisers Appointed
GUTHRIE: About one hundred ap-
praisers were named by O. H. P.
Brewer of the school land commission
last week. The names were not given
cut. The big carps will reappraise
a’l school leases, according to the law
passed by the first legislature. The
work must be completed by January 1.
Paymaster Went Insane.
Parkersburg. W. Ta.—Jas. C. Mills,
paymaster on the warship Chicago of
the United States navy, became sud-
denly insane Friday at the Hotel Mon-
roe in this city, where he was a guest.
IBs home is in Roadsville, O.
Furman Named as Chief Judge
GUTHRIE: Governor Haskell ha?
commissioned Henry S. Furman of
Ada, presiding judge of the state
court of criminal appeals. The ap-
pointment of the other judges will be
made later. '
Wright Still Breaking Records.
Washington, D. C.—In g flight last-
ing 1 hour, 10 minutes and 26 sec-
onds, Orville Wright late Friday sur-
passed all his previous exploits for a
time and distance flight for a heavier-
From a poo! hall operated by John
Crouch at Pryor Creek, Special Dis-
pensary Inspector B. J. Waugh, of
Guthrie, took 548 pints of Adams’
Special, a kind of beer said to con-
tain 4 per cent of alcohol.
In a case before the court. Th# at-
torney on the other side sought to
discredit the testimony and asked if
he was not drunk the day before. He
replied in the affirmative. Judge
Bailey caught the answer and im-
mediately asked where he got tho
liquor. When told that it was secur-
ed in Chiokasha. the court wanted
further information. The officer said
he did not know the name of the party
but could show the court the place.
Sheriff I-outhan handed the man a
dollar. The Judge adjourned court.
In company with the sheriff, the coun-
ty attorney and the fudge, the offi-
cer went down the street. All stop-
A Canadian Town Threatened.
Klneo, Me.—A fierce forest fire
which was burning Friday two miles
northwest of the small town of Jack
Man. on the Canadian Pacific railroad,
threatens that town.
Prof. James D. Barrett of the de-
partment of sociology in the state uni-
versity has resigned and will accept
a position in the state university of
Washington. Prof. Barrett is vhe
fourth teacher to go to the Washing-
ton university from Norman this year.
8L Petersburg Cholera Situation.
St. Petersburg.—An official state-
ment of the cholera situation in St.
Petersburg shows that Friday there
were 58 new cases and eight deaths
from the disease.
County Seat Goes to Waurika
WAURIKA: This city won out in
the Jefferson county seat election, the
vote being for Waurika, 1,723; Ryan,
1.486. R.. .,n has been the county
seat and it will now be removed to
BASE BALL DOPE.
Dolllver will be in the game again
this week. Wonder if he will make
good this time? He failed to make
good with that pretty girl.
Meyers and Harvey were the star
batters in last Sunday’s game. A
home run apiece. From the looks of
Frank Cartmill’s eyes he has been
playing bawl in earnest. fty seat election. Three <
Choctaw will be here Friday for Bckchlto, Sterrett and
three games. We hope to get our contesting for the honors
DR. W. L. MAUPIN
Specialty; Bridge and
Sait* 1, 2 and 3. 116 1-* Mtin St.
Celebrated Tolstoi’a Birthday.
St. Petersburg.—The celebratior*
Friday tnrougbout Russia in honor of
the eightieth birthday of Count Tol-
stoi passed off quietly.
ped at a convenient distance from
i tervllle. Miss., former agriculturist at
the place of business and the deputy
sheriff went in and soon came out
the Florida agricultural experiment
station, was selected as agriculturist,
and Miss Emma Chandler of Still-
water. a graduate of tits Oklahoma A.
and M. college and Chicago univer-
sity, profassor of domestic science.
with another bottle.
of the place was immediately place®
under arrest and the court resumed
Us hearing of the case under triaL
Senator Foraker was one of the call-
ers on Judge Taft at Cincinnati with
whom he held a lengthy conference.
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