The Spencer Siftings (Spencer, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 26, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 19, 1908 Page: 4 of 8
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—---•*— The Oklahoma
Do not forget
the State Fair, Oct.
El Reno to be the Scene of Festivties
During the Coming Week.
Sever More in her history lias the
city of El Reno made such elaborate
fire pa rations for the entertainment of Houghton not only carries a splendid
her resident* and vlstor* as havejllnw of clothing, shoe*, shirts, glove*,
boon completed for the monster Horn* j underwear, etc., but he ha* surround
Products Show and Carnival which
begin* Monday, Sept.
Unite* throughout the
21, and con-
will be aucb a profusion of good things
to see and hear that In looking over
the program one scarce knows where
he should begin on visiting this hust-
ling Canadian county city, in the first
| Breeders’ Association will hold a
meeting and exhibit, during the fair
The fat stock exhibit will also be a!
feature of the fair, and buyer* will be
on hand who will pay good price* for!
all fat stock offered in till* class
There will be a grand live stock pa-
rade one day of the fair, In which
many of the roost famous animals of j
the country will be exhibited.
ed himself with a corps of assistant* | "V*1"', cl*> [n th*
who are gentlemanly at all times, and™* U *°t W*U 1“’j
............ |train service a* Oklahoma City. With!
One of the
from a City at
nicest place* in Okla-,
vhirh to trade is Har-;
Grand avenue. Mr.:
Period of Education Depends upon the
Disposition of Animal.
who study to please the customer.
You can save money by trading with!
j railroads leading In eight different di-
STATE FAIR NEWS
Forty thousand dollar*
In newly-captured elephants con-
formity and obedience develop rapid-
ly, and their training is simple. For
three days, or until they eat freely,
which they seldom do in less time,
trecMons. with twenty-five or thirty
passenger trains each day, the city is
able to receive visitors from almost
any place at almost any time. Nearly ,he>r “r« allowed lo remain perfectly
have been i all of the roads leading into Okla <l»l»t, sometimes with a fame one be
place the Parker shows, the largestexpended bythe Oklahoma State Fair homa City will bring people In to the j them to give them confidence,
carnival company In the world, have j Association this summer in improve-}elty in the morning and take them' WheM* ro*“F *« beta* tamed, each
precipice or of rocks slipping down
from above, not only are the meas-
ures to which the sagacious animal re-
sorts the most judicious and reasona-
ble that could be devised, but, if urged
by its keeper to adopt any other, it
manifests a reluctance sufficient to
show that it has balanced in its mind
the comparative advantages of each.
An elephant appears on ail occa-
sions to comprehend the purpose and
object that it Is expected to promote,
and hence the animal voluntarily exe-
cute* a variety of details without any
guidance whatever from Ps keeper. >
Herein lie* the superiority of the ele-
phant over the horse. In moving tim-
ber and masses of rock its trunk is
the instrument on which the elephaut
mainly relies, but those that have
tusks turn them to good account. i
To get a weighty stone out of a j
hollow, the elephant will kneel down j
CICERO C. CHRISTISON
129 12 W. Main Phone 572
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Ail matter» pertaining to tear! TranMCtion*
accurately and promptly attended to.
Practice in ail Courts
J. WILL LAWS
Attorney at Law
All matter* pertaining to Probate. Civil Cate*
*nn Perfection ot Title* Promptly
Attended to. 1
Room 3 215 1-2 W- Main
been engaged for the week. This
company carries 300 men, ha* seven
teen paid attractions and gives three
or four free shows each day. The free
shows consist of thrilling high dir-s.
volcano dips, etc., and are worth go-
ing miles to see.
The display of stock and farm pro-
ducts promises to exceed anything of
the kind ever attempted in Canadian
county and entries have been received
from farmers living lu every section.
Henry Engle, secretary of the asso-
ciation said recently, that judging
from the answers he in receiving he
believed every farmer in Canadian
and adjoining counties will have a dis-
play of stock or farm products. The
monster exhibt of stock will each day
of the carnival lie displayed on the
streets of the city. Ample quarters for
caring for this stock have been ar-
The Trades Diaplay will be held In
the new convention hall and will con-
sist of over 100 booths elaborately dec-
orated and furnished. The hall will
lie beautifully decorated and illumi-
nated and wholesale houses over the
state as well as retail store* will be
represented bore. There will be no
charge to the general public for .ad-
mission to this hall.
Huge water tank* have been dls
tributed along the streets and these
will be maintained and water served
free to the public Special watering I
troughs for horses wilt bo plentiful.
Every day will bo a big day. Special
trains will run Into El Reno from all
directions. The committee has com-
pleted arrangements for entertaining
what promises to be the largest crowd
that El Reno has ever held within her
borders. The Homo Products Show
»fld Carnival i .rttt
ments at the ground*. Among the j home again in the evening, should
new buildings which will be completed ■ they not lie able to stay longer,
by the opening day of the fair, October -----
1. are the poultry building 75x140 feet,
with a capacity of 4,000 fowls; an ad-
dition to the grand stand, making It*
capacity 7,000; an office building with
offices for all the slate fair officials-
nnd numerous barns and out build-
ing*. The sanitary conditions of the
ground* have also been greatly 1m-
A CHANGE COMING.
The second congresston district Is
ripe for a change in its representative
in congress, and for this reason the
people of the district have practically
madu up their mipds to elect Dick
Morgan to that body. During the past
week evidence to substantiate this
proved, cement walks have been laid, | claim has come to light in the inagul
plenty of well water provided; the fleent receptions tendered Mr. Me -!
grounds will be brilliantly lighted; ln|gan at the various places In which he! with such endearing epithets as “Ho.
new captive is put between the stalls
of half-tamed ones as soon as tt takes (
to food. This stage being over.,
■ tamed ones are put on either side, and j
< the head of the stable stands in front
of the wild one, holding a tong slick \
with a sharp iron tioint. Two men are
stationed, one on either side, assisted
by tame elephants, and each holding
an “ankus” (crook) toward the wild
elephants trunk, while one or two
other men rub their hands over his
back, keeping up all the while a sooth-
ing and plaintive chant. Interlarded
fact nothing has been omitted
will add to the comfort and welfare] which was aroused over
of the 200.000 visitors.
Last year the problem of getting to
the fair grounds was more complicat-
ed than it will he this fall. Electric
cars will run direct to the entrance
and the fare will be only five cents
from any part of the city. The M. K.
thutjha* spoken, and the enthusiasm
blows at the opposition. The one
feature that is telling most in Mr.
Morgan’s favor is that of his long res-
idence In the territory and his great
work in behalf of the people in many
Men appreciate efforts put forth to
& T. K. H. Is building into the ground! aid Uiein, and a* Mr. Morgan’s work
and passengers will be unloaded! in the past has been along lines cal
just north of the ex|Mi*ition building.
Bra notion gives contracts, tlacked Ivy chain
Of tOtxillegcs, 5300,000.00 capital; amt 16
culnted to help the people who resid-
ed here, they are now returning to
him a measure of their appreciation
by working for his election, fils
character is above reproach and his
connection with the state Sunday-
school association is influencing the
public not a tittle. From the situa-
tion as it is at present, it. looks like
Dick Morgan for congress.
, w mar* position* under
reasonable conditions or refund tuition.
my son," “Ho, my father," or "Ho, my
mother," as may be applicable to age
Then the wild elephant is taken to
the tank to bathe in company with
tame ones with a particular detail of
process. Gradually, after a few
weeks, the aid of a decoy is dispensed
with, and the animal is taken alone
to the tank, with its legs hobbled with
a rope and men pointing crooks at its
head and ears. Thus, some become
tamo in a few months, and others take
longer, for the process of taming i* de-
pendent u|ion the di*|K>sition of each
The first employment of a newly-
tamed elephant is the treading clay in
a brief field,- or in drawing a wagon in
double harness with a tame compan-
ion. Hut the work in which the dis-
play of sagacity renders the labor of
the elephant of the highest value. Is
NEW STATE PAINT CO.
S. E. HANSON, Mgr.
GENERAL PAINTING CONTR’S
Dealers in Wall Paper, Paint*, Lead
Oils, Plate and Window Glass. Writ*
us for prices on plate and window
glass. Men sent to put in same any-
where. All work guaranteed first
class. Estimates on all grades of
work cheerfully furnished. Residence
phone R. C. 515. Office phone 1669.
305 W. CALIF. OKLAHOMA CITY
Those That Have Tusks.
WHEN CIRCUSES GO TO WAR
proposition, concede that lie teaches more
Bookkeeping In TI1MKK months than titer
do In SIX. uraughon can convince Yoll.
accepting*Ufa j it a Fine Chance for the Press Agents
and the Bill Porters
7» oor cent of the How
write tb* system of shorthand firaughnn
teaches, because they know It IsTHK ItKST.
Monday, Sept. 21st
Saturday, September 26th
PRACTICAL BUSINESS COLLEGE
HU *!•» Uadi SY MAIL!
the Sellx-Floto Shows and the
Octous Carry on Their Rivalry
in the West—The Trust Buster
Coming Here Sept. 21.
Tin* circus trust is as tight a little
trust a* any of them, but it baa its
trouble in the form of competition.The
Sells-Floto show which will come to
Oklahoma City, Muskogee, Ft. Smith, j Oklahoma City Sept. 21. 1* outside of
Ft. Scott, Kansas City, Ft. Worth, Dal- the great Harnum-Ringling rombina-
las or Denison.
lion. The competition between
two organizations Is keen.
Tin- general agent who routes life
Sells-Floto show manages to lay many
IT’S WONDERFUL oi^mw£tt towns ,iay ahead °r tbe
causeofdisea.se ti-ttt*t ami appeal .to the plain people to
when nothing ■ stand by the show that opposed the
else will and you get well when everything else fails. < octopus. The circus people know how
fal palnst and a11 rnr<?niC frames to j to play politics. Recently the Sells
sttsy? w.trir, u" jzsmj— *■»..............................
^ou nothing to know what we -an do for your case. !aheatl °r »»« Ringltng Hrothers ’show.
ntlemen, Ladies, do you want a nice profession that The next day the Rtngling Hrothers
is not crowded? One that pays from the start and has j came out with a manifesto directed
no starvation period. Do you want to know how to re- at the trust hunters
move disease? Then write to us about our school.
Profits $200 to $1000 per month, according to ability!
stly learned. Next class starts 21st
It is quickly and easil, m_____if____________
of September. Write us about terms and "profits in
( hiropractlc. We will send you instructive literature.
Learning Chiropractic is like falling heir to a fortune.
PALMER GREGORY CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE
416 Culbertson B'g
Broadway ft Grand
YOU WANT A CANADIAN COUNTY FARM?
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The lUngiings said: “We hnve been
In the business twenty-five years and
with all this experience it stands to
reason that we hav.e the better show."
The Sells-Floto jieople. who had
closed the river and were showing in
Council Bluffs, replied :“Age means
decrepitude. The John Robinson show
Is in its elghty-eghth year, but it is
far from the top." And so the merry
war gees on.
so as to apply Its head to mov* til*
stone upward; then, steadying the
stone with one foot till it can raise
itself, it will apply a fold of its trunk
to shift the stone In place and fit it
accurately in iiosition. This done, the
elephant, will step around to view the
stone on either side and adjust it w ith j
due precision. The animal appears to
gauge its own task with its eye, nnd
to form a judgment as to whether the
weight is proportioned to it* strength
EXPERT WELL DRILLER
I have first-class outfit and will
p ut down six inch drilled wells at
reasonable rates. Let me figure
with you. Address Rural Route
3, or see me at residence, two
blocks north of end of Englewood
car line. Oklahoma City, Okla.
THE BARN IN THE RAIN.
Gray barn ami draggled meadow.
Hlurred green of grass nn«t leaves,
The nky an awful shadow.
For on her gray face weave*
The min with silver thread*.
That flerk the muddy puddle,
That rattle on the shed*
Where the cold cattle huddle!
Then oh. the haymow soft
And deep amt .lark and wurni.
On swift buy piled aloft—
While overhead the storm
Sweeps the wet shingles, drips
At eaves, makes music wild—
We listen: the soul slips
Years hack and is a child.
Somehow, ns at the start
We turn from Ufe's hot foam.
Get tn the World's warm heart.
You, make Karth's heart our home!
And lie there warm, secure.
Yea, as a child of five.
Heart cleansed, serene and pure
And glad to he alive.
In Woman’s Homs
Taken Alone to the Tank.
Tjt,e and investment Company
No 12 North Robinson Stroot Oklahoma City
Anyone enrolling with us now can get three months for $20.00
or six months for $40.00 in any department. Fare paid to school.
We have the finest professional penman In the southwest, and
one of the best in the United States. To all these who enroll with
us this summer, we will give a course in penmanship free.
We are anxious to enroll a number of students now to get
ready for positions this fall, which is the best time to get ouo. We
are already having more calls than we can fill, and the deband will
be still greater in a few months
If interested, write at once for new catalogue.
HILL’S BUSINESS COLLEGE
OKLAHOMA CITY OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Tent & Awning Co.
Awnings, Tents and all Kinds of Canvas Goods
Shows “Knock Each Other.”
The Sells-Fioto snow bills a town In
which It will show in two weeks. The
circus trust immediately LIUh the
town with "Coming Soon" itosters, of-
ten a month in advance. There's
j where the independent man gets hla
reporter busy. He styles the trust old
(“Coming Soon." nnd says “The Sells-
i Kioto show says it’s coming and it
j comes. It never deceives the peo-
jple. ‘Coming Soon’ may mean next
| week, next month or next year.”’
The SellnsFloto end or the show
j was formerly an exhibition of educat-
ed elephants, dogs, inintes and ani-
imals. The famous Sells family form-
ed a combination under the name of
the Sells-Floto shows. It Is the strict-
ly western circus, being owned by
Denver capital with general offices
there. Its winter quarters are in Cal-
ifornia ( and the show never invades
the territory east of the Mississippi.
The show opened this season at Los
Angeles, Cal., and played a week un-
der the auspices of the Sliriners, giv-
ing $10,000 of the receipts to the
childrens’ hospital. The show then
played a week In San Francisco, also
under the auspices of the Shriners.
Because of this engagement the show
Is often called the ’Shriners’ Circus.*’
The Show Has a Preacher.
Sunday on the circus lot always is
interesting. The Sells-Floto show car-
fhat which involves the moving of
heavy material. Hence, in dragging
or piling timber, or in transporting
stones for the construction of walls
and the approaches to bridges, the
services of the elephant in an un-
opened country are of the utmost im-
When the roads are to be con-
structed along the face of steep de-
clivities, and the space is so con-
tracted that risk is incurred, either of
the working elephant’s falling over the
Little Country Sally.
A little maid namvd Sally Moore
Had no'er been In town before;
She looked up at the houses tall.
And really feared the things would fall
Of all strange things that she had seen
Were streets without a tint of green;
No trees, no grass to rest tho eye;
Naught there but houses grown so high.
•'1 tike It not!" sighed Sally Moore,
Who ne’er had been In town before.
The Poor Twins.
Wild-Eyed Man—I want some sooth
ins syrup, quick.
Chemist—What size bottle?
Wild Eyed Man—Bottle? I want a
cask; It's twins.—Half-Holiday.
spent at home reacts in its benefits
with unceasing general profit.
_ Sent out of town it’s life ia ended.
Kept with the homo merchants it is a messenger of continuou;
OKLINDMI COM GDU BOTTLING COMP'f
tL?**c!M» BU“i-neSS mC° sh°ul<1 awak* to the importance of keeping
dollar at home and make a bid for it by judicious advertising.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Bottlers of the
GENUINE COCA COLA
Jack Frost, Red Rock Ginger Ale and*
High Grade Soda Waters.
LARGEST PLANT IN THE STATE
All orders, large or small, flllerd o*
rles a minister, the Rev. J. C. Merri-
man. born near Clay Center. Kan., who
preaches to the show people on Sun-
the 'Seftis-Floto show Is |
l not in the trust and 1* a western cir-
l cits, If is a big show, having fifty car-
loads of “property,
r. D TAGGART. Maos#*,
Okisfwffi* Cffy. Oklahoma
ranking third In
«i*e among tent shows, earning fiitn
persons and 300 horses, it wfii givei
*wo performances, Monday, Sept. 21.1
at the circns grounds, rain or ■
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