The Rocky Weekly Advance. (Rocky, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1908 Page: 1 of 4
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THE ROCKY WEEKLY ADVANCE
VST*. No. 50
ROCKY, OKLAHOMA, APRIL 2
Price, 81.0(1 A 5 mi r in Advuvice.
NEARLY TWO YEARS OLD
ONLY TWO ISSUES MORE,
If the r#ad*r will look just
about an inch above these words
Vol, 2. No 50. ”
That is where most papers
keep the consecutive record of
the paper, as well as in the date
line further to the right, and
they are changed each week,
Lnet week’s paper was marked
49 and next weeks will be 51 and
the one after that w ill be 52,
or the last paper of vol, 2,
After that w e begin vr th Vol.
3. No, 1. That is, we will then
have issued two full years ( vol-
umilts) of 52 weeks each, and
started on the third year Vol. 3
the first week of the third year
being No 1, and so on.
In this way we keep our sub-
After each subscribers name
on our book appears the Volume
and number with which his sub
A great many of our subscrib-
ers began with the first issue
and paid for a year, then renew-
ed for another year, which b. ings
their expiration to Vol. 2. No 52
or twro weeks more after this
As we said last week, it has
been our castom, even before
the recent ruling by the posh
office department, not to send
the papar unless we knew that
the person wants it.
Now there are only two ways
in which wc can be sure of this
First, If a subscriber pays his
money for a certain time in ad-
vance, we know he wants the
paper, and will send it.
Second, If a person tells us
that he wants it, either in per-
son or by letter, that he wants
us to send it. and that ha will
pay the money at some time
within a year, we know then
he wants the paper and we will
send it on such distinct order
It will be seen that the cash
payment is not as impel taut as
the notice to send it. since p#J
ment can be made later.
We do not draw the line at
the cash, but we do draw it at
the definite order.
Unless n e hare that, we have
no means - not being a mind
reader - of knowing that you
want it, and as it is against our
principle to force the paper on
anybody against his wishes, (be
only tiling do is to stop sending
it unt il we hear from you.
So let every look out for Vol.
2. No 52.
If your time expires at that
tiiiic you will find a pencil mark
• around the number.
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There is a variety of species of
salmon. The best is known as
the •* Sockeye. ” It is a deep
red fish, rich in oil and fine
flavor, packed for “ TllE AL-
a * a
Mine Host Wilson has been
adding a big porch to his hotel
and will paint the entire build-
ing just as soon as he can find, a
painter to do the job.
The Rocky Lyceum Course
has bad a rocky road this winter
First, Miss 'J hompson failed
to come the first time she was
advertised, b lit this was prob-
ably due to dist rbed lailrcad
Prof Varney got 1 ere on time
and was the only one that did.
The Fulcher family being a
musical entertain men1: required
a piano ml although there are
quite a number of pianos in
Rocky the troijp had to be i ass-
ed up because it was found that
no piana could betaken up the
winding » a rs of the school
to the large room and there was
no other room to be had in t ie
Next Prof. Reno was billed for
ast Saturday night but he failed
utterly to put in an appearance
and the management sent no ex-
danation, so it is not known
vet why he failed to come.
Not wishing to prolong the
agony any furtner, it has been
decided to call the deal off and
lgiv« hack the money for the un-
used part of the season tickets,
and the money for the same ha»
been placed in the State Bank
of Rocky where the season tick-
et holders may get the amount
of 34 cents on each ticket by
surrendesing the ticket endorsed
with the holders name, provided
it is presented within 90 days,
from April 1st.
All local and other hills have
been paid except the bill for ad-
vertising, No put of this bus
The advertising was done by
the Advance with the under-
standing that in case the pro-
position failed to pay out. there
would he no charge, but if any
thing was left over it was to
apply on that account.
Th refore, if any money is
left uncalled for afttr July 1st
it will he applied on advertising
for the Course.
This limi| of 90 days is long
enough for every one to call at
the hank and present his ticket
and get his refund, and as it is
necessary to set a limit in ordt r
to settle up the matter, the date
of July 1st has been fixed upon
as the limit.
In other words, we have done
a whole lot of advertising, nearly
$20 worth for which we have
not had a cent, and as all other
accounts have been settled and
paid in full, we shall conclude
that anyone who dont collect his
refund in nintv days, dont care
for it and shall considei it a duty
to “ swipe ” it ourself after that
date, as payment on advertising
So everybody better call for
bis prorata, refund, before July
1st or wo will make a long arm
and grab it for our fire works.
A STRANGE COINCIDES E. I The Social at Uh> home of Mir fluouco in lending them to do
I « e . ■» r l • 1 \ . . K • , .1 il A L \ /liVlllil I 1 ill'l 1
The post card fad probably Hany and Miss Katie Dunn in
* x’___i > ,.1,,. Uni.iviLiv mrnniiHT
never has had a more re.nark
abb incident to its credit than
Some two weeks ago Uncle
John Norman, who tips tie
scales at about 250, had the mis
Nort Rocky, Saturday evening
as an enjoyable event.
A large crowd of their many
fii Tils attended, and had a de-
i g’utful time, until the midnight
hour warned them that Sunday
•JU, 1IUU LUX, mi'
_ , ~ ,, , < ,• would soon be here,
fortune to fall down stalls m
that fine farm house of his ; u 1
landed at the bottom with a
Three days later, and lefou*
she had heard a word about his
accident, one of his sisters liv
ing in the State of Washington
mailt d him * comic post caul
siiou inp; a fat man sprawl,.,! d f- »h« "> <U> to,11,,'reason that
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Wo have discovered that Mr,
\V. la. Darby is not only a com-
petent jeweler and watch and
clock man, as well as a fine cor-
net player, hut also an artistic
1 .11 Iscape photographer and
view-taker, This class of work
72N FOR BRAVERY
the foot of a stairwaj
which he had fallen!
Now, considering that she di '.
not know anything about l e
brother's mishap, it would he in-
teresting to know what induccu
le v to stiul a card which fits the
circumstance so completely.
Such things do much to con-
vince us that mankind as yet
knows little' about, the forces
tint operate in the worst and
controls' human actions, and we
say, with Shakspcar “ l'herc
are mors things in heaven and
earth, Hors,io than are dream-
ed of in thy philosophy "
People usually account foi
such things by saving they are
‘•accidental.” But the trouble
with that explanation is that it
* * *
Mr. C. Evans has traded his
farm between here and Sentinel
to W. A. Bills for the Robinson
Drug Co.Store building in Rocky
and the balance of the price
$5250 in money.
Mr Evans will leave 'shortly
for Bever Co., whore lie has
several children living.
.; * * *
There was a big lot of judicial
dignity piled upon the Diamond
Kami 1 ;st Sunday.
First there was the proprietor
it gives him out door work.
His health will not permit him
to work too close over the bench
and he has to get open air ex-
ercise. lie does not make poi-
tinits but e nl'ines himself entire
Iv to landscape and out door
Wo advise our leaders to talk
with him if they want some
thing good in the way ot farm
or residence pictures.
One tiling is sure, if the work
ilont suit, you wont be asked to
Some of the readers may sup-
pose ibat this is a paid putt tor
Mr J). rby, but it isn t.
We believe Mr Darby is a val-
uable young man to have in a
town like ours. His work is
every whole well spoken of, and
lie is one of the kind of all-around
useful people that we like to see
locate with us.
That is the reason we mention
these things. The more good
men in their lir.es we can get
located in Rocky, the more con-
venient it is for everyone need-
ing their kind of work and the
less necessity there is for people
to go else wnere.
Dirhy is such a quiet uuas
smiling sort of a duck that lie
would never say these things for
himself so we just say them for
cute to come here.
* * *
However, they would not have
read it if Mr Joslin and Uncle
Wiley had failed to send it out,
so we think the credit really be-
longs to them.
* * *
Mr and Mrs Haynes of Law-
ton. liav* 1 een visiting, Mrs.
Ilaynes cousin, R. B. Allen aiul
family, west of Rocky, and \\ .
T. Allen and family of Plainview.
* * *
Mr. Emmet Jones formerly of
Ru;ky. who has been clerking
in a drug store at Hobart about
a year, was in Rocky Tuesday,
shaking hands with his many
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O. C. SI 1ROUP,
High-grade Musical Instruments
Gibson Mandolin and Guitars
Violins, Musical supplies, Piano
and Organ Tuning an Repair-
ing a special y. Kat’sfaction
1 also do Show Card Lettering
and Designing, Paper Hanging
Call and see me and get my
Prices. 1 will giv* you a square
honest d al.
Located at W. E Darby's
Jewelry Sti re.
Rocky. Ok la
* * *
ERRATIC OLD RIVEP.
MISSOURI HAS RECORD FOR DO-
ING QUEER THINGS.
Owners of Property Along It* Bank*
Have No Excut* for 8uff*rlng
from Lack of Excitement
—Case In Point.
Judge Shean, Emeritus Judge! him.
ef things in General.
Second, there was his son
Judge L. R. Shean, Judge of the
County Court of Washita Co.
and last but not least important
there was Judge Shean. No, 3.
The latter's claim to profound
wisdom is based largely on 1 lie
fact that lie is quite bald raid
says very little, two things t hat
have given many a man a great
reputatinon for wisdom.
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Judge L. R. Shean and wife
mid baby were down for an over
Sunday visit with the. Judge's
parents, Mr and Mrslb Shaun.
Willie McCurdy came down
from Beaver Co last week.
She came hack with Mrs Terry
who had gone there to visit a
son who had a leg broken some
* * *
Mr. and Mrs Newt Little wont
to Hobart, Monday.
\Ye helievw the fellow is all
right and the town needs him.
* * *
Hr. E. P. Cook of Pollock Mo.
arrived here with his family a
week or so ago and will make
his home here or here ahouts,
thus adding another gccil nail
to th.e already good sized “Miss-
ouri Co’ony " Mr Cook is an one
of the fruits of the Advance,
having been a readtr oi (lie pa
psr for a year while in Missouri
It was sent to him by his
brother in law (.). R. Joslin,
lie makes the second Cook
that has had his thoughts tin n-
je 1 Rocky waul by reading tie
The other Judge J. A. Cook
At Denisons. plenty of it, " *' Lv|1(, jr()t, to reading it from sec-
n' " ’*'* mg il at the home of his brother
|S J. Cannon of Fayette, Ala. to
whom it has 1 fen going from
(lie start, by reason of Unde
Wiley Cannon’s habit of sail -
* * *
QUEENS 77 a RE
giro a nice Souvenir Plate with
each $1.00 worth you buy at any
one time as long as they last.
* 4. <1
Misses Pearl and Etta Ashby
of Frederick, came up Sunday
morning for a weeks visit, with
their Grandma, and Aunt, Mrs.
A. C. Means
for his friends hack
While we would not feel like
taking all the credit of having
If you are looking for th* best j brought this excellent people
are' looking for “ TllE I hero, svo 1,;lV0 ,loul,t that
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railing the paper had its in
There are rivers of all lengths and
sizes and all degrees of wetness
There are river with all sorts of pe-
culiarities and with widely varying
claims to fame. But there is only one
river with a personality, habits, dla-
sipatlons, ft senso of humor and o
woman's caprice; a river that goes
traveling sidewise, that Interferes in
politics, rearranges geography and
dabbles In real estate; ft river that
plays hide and soek with you to-day
and to-morrow follows you around
like a pot dog with a dynamite crack-
er tied to Its tail. That rivor is the
Missouri, say* a writer in th* Amor
This tiling happened In Kansa* City
not many year* ago: A party of men
ywnc.d a strip of land along the Mia
Bonrl river bank. It was not hand-
Homo land, but It was valuable for fac
tory purpose*. They were offered
portly price* for it, but held on.
Oue day they noticed that the strip
was getting emaciated. They held »
hurried diagnosis with a surveyor's
tape and found that half of it had
been washed away. The next year
hr If of the remainder hail gone.
The men wanted to sell then, bin
tho market Boomed remarkably slug
glsli. The next year the river ate ffi
vigorously that only a tiny strip abou*
as wide as a piece of baby ribbon wa»
loft. The men were much depressed
Suddenly the land began to lc
crease. The Missouri had chosen the
late manufacturing sito for a place t*
deposit a fine 100-acre farm upot
which it had foreclosed up the river,
inside of six months th»J strip of
land contained 200 acres. The men
were Jubilant, but stlU they would
They wanted another 100 acres,
they said. They strolled along tn*
bank each day and urged the river,
In proprietary tones, to build faster.
Then tho river changed Us mind
pace moro and not only wiped out the
extra 100 acres but tho original 100
acres, every foot of it. Tho next year
It built up 500 acre* In the same spot,
but they all belonged to tho man who
5wned the ground behind tho original
plot. They have stayed there evoi
since—that Is, up to last reports. For
high financing and property Juggling
he Mlonourl makes a crooked lawyof
look llko a child. 1 hato to think wliat
It would do for a man if it had a per
joual friendship for hln*.
Decoration In A.m«rlc*n Army Coer**
eponds to Victoria Cross »f En<y
land and Famous Iron Cross
While th* Americas people lov*
their flag and bo**t of their army b*-
ing ■•cond to uoue. It 1* a strang* foot
that fuw of them know ot th# m*daJ
of honor, tho greatest decoration that
can be bestowed upon a solditr in tlwi
United (States army. F.very British
subject knows the moaning of wearing
the Victoria cross; every Gorma*
know* what it Is for a soldier in tho
kaiser's army to possess tho Iron croaa,
and while both of theao decoration*
represent bravery, they , do not neces-
narily mean *a much as does the »•*-
sswiion of the meiltU of honor.
Regarding the granting of tbu *nW
of honor th# Army Roglater says:
"la order that tire modal of Ua«or
m»y b» awarded, ofllcerB and enll*t*4
men must perform in action deed* «f
moat distinguished personal bravery
or **Jf-**crinco above and beyond tkm
call of duty, so conspicuous uh cleftily
to distinguish them for gallantry and la-
trepldlty above their comrades, Involv-
ing risk of life or tho performance a!
mure than ordinarily hazardous serv-
ice, and tho omission of which would
not justly subject tho person to o*u-
suro as for shortcoming or faUtu'e 1»
the performance of his duty. l b« r**-
ommendatlou for the medal will Im
Judged by this standard <>f e.xlraural-
nary merit, and incontestable pro**
of the performance of the service W96
At (lie present time there are onty
r,4 officers and enlisted men in cna*
army who possess the congressional
medal. When it is taken into cxmal4-
cratlon thut the maximum strong!*
of the army is 66,285, it show* hnw
hard it Is to win the medal of honor.
Less than one In every 1,000 poss**-*
it. Of those who have been awarded
the decoration, 46 are now offic«r*
the active list, out of S.Sik in Ik* *#*rV"
Ice There ore now ou both th* *0*4 **•
and r«tlrod lists ICO who** 4**A« ■
gallantry have been r*ro«3l**4 by «*•
granting of the medal. Th* awwBlaB
of tbese covers a period ot M
including deys of tho civil w-ar,
campaigns, the Spanlsh-Awi*rt*a*
the PhllipGno lnsurrectlo* aa4
Boxer trouble in China. f>urlM
numerous engagement# hnndr«4* «w
gallant deeds, which would
brought the medal of bravsry la
eign armies, went entirely unnottoad.
Unlike the foreigner, the Amwloaa
flier does not do an act of bravery *!»•
ply to try and win the medal.
drods of British soldiers have Jo*t
lives In ft vain effort l® obtaJn U** V»0>
torta cross. Such n® doubt wag
oft#.- when Lord Uob*rts’
killsd iu Bouth Africa U aa ©ffort U>
■ava a batt*ry.
It Is nearly always the yowa« gttogg
who gar form* tb# gatlaat Out
11ll o£le*rt who hav« w#» th*
•4 for bravery 71 of tb«m wan* «md«#
the rank of captain at the ttiwa o< P***
forming the act or gallantry which worn
thorn the decoration. Nearly all of tho
ethers wsr* young captain*, although
now and then a name app*ara on th«
list showing The possessor wa* a fi*14
or staff officer, but in **ariy *T*ry
»e be belonged to the voUnte«r*
held a high rank at n young aa*.
The youngest officer who wa* gv*»
awarded the decoration 1* now tba
senior officer of the army, U#ut. Oea.
Arthur M'acArthur. For bravory wb*g
h# was 18 years of R«e ho won th* cor-
•ted medal It was at the tltu® he wag
a boy adjuisut of the Twenty-fourth,
Wisconsin Infantry when hits r*#Un*ut
was charging up Missionary Ridget
Thu color Borgoftut became eihaustou
and want dov-i, when McArthur picked
up tb* flag, ran to the head of the regi-
ment and amid a storm of bullet*
which swept down tho hill l*tl his v**F
Brains and Scientists.
Famous brslns are of four sort*.
The lowest group contains the mind*
that are stimulated greatly by alcohol,
It* and other drugs, and by inipres-
(dons derived from tho senses; the
ggeond -;-c.ii>' i”r. the infant prodi-
gies, whose intellectual powera wa**
in middle a*-: ika third group coo-
liiiiin l ha iuk'6 ,-U *1 rase* usually
terminating in insanity; tha fourth
mid hiyl -at group Is that of tru*
geniuses, whoso power* remain unlm-
paired until old ago. This Is Hau**
nuinn's clan libation.
HplU.ku bun come to (lie conclusion
that men eminent in exact scieucoa
Ilk- ant i i-romy and mathematics hav*
(lie great, i averaif-* brain weight.
Next come the men of action, Includ-
ing Staic::n >ti and artists, and after
these ennui (lie biologists, geologist*
Here’s what’s next.
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