Washita County Enterprise (Colony, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 2, 1920 Page: 9 of 10
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USE OF UEL
Says Drug It Mercury and Aots
Like Dynamite on Your
Dodson Is making a hard fight
against calomel In tha South. Every
druggist has noticed a great falling oil
la the aale of calomel. They all giro
the same reason, Dodson's Liver Tone
Is taking Its place.
"Calomel Is dangerous and people
know It, while Dodson's Liver Tone Is
perfectly safe and gives better results,”
said a prominent local druggist. Dod-
son's Liver Tone Is personally guaran-
teed by every druggist. A large bottle
costs but a few cents, and If It falls to
give easy relief In every case of liver
sluggishness and constipation, you
have only to ask for your money back.
Dodson’s Liver Tone Is a pleasant-
tasting, purely vegetable remedy,
harmless to both children and adults.
Take a spoonful at night and wake up
feeling fine; no biliousness, sick head-
ache, acid stomach or constipated
bowels. It doesn't gripe or cause incon-
venience all the next day like violent
calomel. Take a dose of calomel to-
day and tomorrow you will feel weak,
alck and nauseated. Don't lose a day’s
work I Take Dodson’s Liver Ton's In-
stead and feel fine, full of vigor and
HAPPINESS AS AN OBSESSION
Prenohman Deprecates Its Pursuit as
Being the Sole Aim of Ameri-
I should advise American mothers to
keep the pursuit of happiness out of
their daughters' constitution If they
cannot keep It out of their country’s.
A girl who Is given to understand
•very minute that she has a right to
• good time Is sure to declare before
long that she wonders when the good
time Is coming, even Is she has It at
•very hour. Do not make fustldious
artists In happiness. Keep on the safe
Puritan side; It does not always mean
thin lips and spectacled eyes shooting
reproach around at random.
I am afraid the Idea of happiness Is
made an obsession by a great deal of
apparently moral literature. There Is
certainly a relation between the mushy
advice dally doled out to hair-splitting
gflrl questioners In dozens of “Aunt
Margarets” or "Cheery Mnbels" In the
provincial newspapers, and the stuff
we read last March In the pitiful diary
* of Ruth Somebody who killed herself
to Chicago because, she said, happiness
waa only n word.—Ernest Dlranet, In
WHY DRU66ISTS RECOMMEND
For many years druggists have watched
With much interest the remarkable record
■MhaiMl by Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root,
tbs great kidney, liver and bladder medi-
It is a physician’s prescription.
Swamp-Root is a strengthening medh
cine. It helps the kidneys, liver and blad-
der do the work nature intended they
Copyright. All Right* ReaeiVcd
J*THr Cow ftmcherTlta.
CAMP NO. I.
Synopsis.—Dleeutiefled because of
the seemingly barren outlook of his
position as a school teacher In a
Canadian town, John Harris deter-
mines to leave It, take up land In
Manitoba and become a "home-
steader.” Mary, the girl whom ha
loves, declares she will accompany
' him. They are married and sat out
for the unknown country.
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sKSSr S £?%. £?S
medicine has so many friends.
Be sure to get Swamp-Root and start
great preparation send ten cent* to. ~r-
Kiltner A Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention thle paper.—Adv._
Church Belle In Aela Minor.
Church bells are an abomination to
Moslems. In 1017, the Turks, bearing
that the Germans had melted their
church bells and made them Into bul-
lets, decided they would melt the
church bells of Asia Minor. In order
to add Insult to Injury some of the bell
metal was innde Into stirrups, to show
tho Armenian Christians thnt they
were both In fact and figure under the
feet of their Mohammedan overlords.
But the Armenians of Marash have col-
lected the money for a good church
bell, to be purchased In Amerlcn, and
•re looking forward to a time when
they can worship God In pence.
USE “DIAMOND DYES”
Dye right 1 Don’t rlak
your material In a poor dye.
Each package of “Diamond
Dyes" contalni directions
‘iso simple that any woman
can diamond-dye a new,
> rich, fadeless color Into old
garments, draperies, cover-
ings, everything, whether
wool, silk, linen, cotton or
Buy "Dlntnond Dyes" —
no other kind—then perfect
results are guaranteed.
Druggist has "Diamond
Dyes Color Card"—10 rich color* Adv,
A Paint Promlst.
"If you will marry me," snld the
Impetuous youth, "I will ho happy ns
“Just about, probably," replied Mlaa
Mrs. Orng—"Doom your husband el-
•act you to obey him?" Mrs. Grig—
flOh, not He’s boon married beforer
Silence means consent j nlso thBt
putt don't know.
Harris left his wife with a company
of other women In the government Im-
migration building while he set out to
find, If possible, lodgings where she
might live until he was ready to take
her to the homestead country. He
must first make a trip of exploration
himself, and as this might require sev-
eral weeks his present consideration
was to place her In proper surround-
ings before he left. He Inquired at
many doors for lodgings for himself
and wife, or for his wife alone. The
response ranged from curt announce-
ments that the Inmates "ain't takln'
boarders" to aympathettc assurances
that If It were possible to find room
for another It would be done, but the
house was already crowded to suffoca-
tion. In two hours Harris, notwith-
standing his stout frame and his
young enthusiasm, dragged himself
somewhat disconsolately back to the
Immigration building with the Infor-
mation that hts search had been fruit-
At the door he met Tom Morrison
and another, whom he recognized as
the teller of Indian stories which had
captivated the children of hla car.
‘And what luck have ye hod?" asked
Morrison, seizing the young man by
the arm. "Little. I’ll be thlnkln’, by
the smile ye're forcin' up. But what
am I thlnkln’ of? Mr. McCrae la from
'way out In the Wakopa county, and
an old timer on the prairie."
“Aleck McCrae," said the big man.
“We leave our ‘misters’ east of the
Great Lakes. An’ Ah’m not from Wa-
kopa, unless you give that name to all
the country from Pembina crossing to
Turtle mountain. Ah’m doing busi-
ness all through there, an’ no more
partial to one pluce than another."
"What Is your line of busluess, Mr.
McCrae?" asked Harris.
“Aleck, I said, an’ Aleck It Is."
"All right,” said the other, laugh-
ing. “What is your business, Aleck?"
"My business Is assisting settlers to
get located on suitable land, an' eke-
Ing out my own living by the process.
Tom here tells me you’re hunting a
house for the wife. Ah know Emerson
too well to suppose you have found
“1 haven't, for a fact," said Harris,
reminded of the urgency of his mis-
"It’s out of the question," snld Mc-
Crae. “Besides, it’s not so necessary
as you think. What with the bad
time our train made, an' the good
time the stock train made, an' the
fact thnt they started ahead of us,
they’re In the yards now. That’s a
piece of luck, to start with."
"But I can’t put my wife In a stoat
carl" protested Harris.
"There's worse places," McCrae an-
swered, calmly worrying a considera-
ble section from a plug of black chew-
ing tobacco. "Worse places, Ah should
say. Ah’ve seen times when a good
warm stock car would have passed for
heaven. But that ain’t what Ah hnve
In mind. We'll all turn In an' get the
stock unloaded, hitch up the horses,
pack a load, an’ get away. Ah’ve been
making a canvass, an’ Ah find we hnve
six or seven families who can bo ready
to pull out this afternoon. My team
will go along, with a good tent an’
some cooking outfit. Everyone lias
bedding, so we're all right for thnt.
Now, If we all hustle we can be start-
ed by 4 o’clock, an’ out ten or 12 miles
before we pitch camp. How does It
suit you ?"
“Whut do you say, Mr. Morrison?
“I think Aleck's plan Is heat. I've
my wife and the two girls, and there’s
no roof for their heads here. It suits
"If It’s all settled," continued Mc-
Crae, who had the leader’s knack of
suppressing Indecision at the psycho-
logical moment, "we’ll all turn In with
the unloading of the stock."
Harris ran to tell his wife that
jhey were to Join a party for "the
front” thnt very afternoon. She re-
ceived the news Joyously.
In a few minutes all hnnds, both
tnen and women, were busy at the
•nrs. Many hnnds made the work
light, and by mid-afternoon six sleighs
were loaded for the Journey. All the
women and children were to go with
the party | Morrlaon and one or two
hired men would remain In Emerson,
complete the unloading, and take
charge of tho effecle until the teams
should return from their long Journey.
McCrse, on account of his knowledge
of the town and of the needs of the
Journey, was chosen to secure the sup-
plies. . . . ...
Bach mttlsr'a alslgh carried that
which seemed moat Indispensable.
First came th« asttlar’a family, which
large or small, was crowded Into the
deep box. McCrae made them pack
hay In the bottom of the sleigh boxes,
and over this were laid robes and
blankets, on which the Immigrants sat,
as thickly as tt»ey could he placed.
More robes and blankets were laid
on top, and sacks stuffed very full of
hay served the double purpose of cush-
ioning their backs and conveying fod-
der for the animals.
Morrison came up to Harris’ sleigh,
and gave It an approving Inspection.
“You will all l»e fine," he said, "and
a great deal better than wearyln’ about
here. Besides, you’re Just us well to
be away," he added, In a somewhat
lower voice. "McCrae tells me tf this
sun keeps up the rouds will be gone
before we know It, and thnt means a
delHy of two or three weeks."
At this moment McCrae himself
Joined the group. “There’s only two
In your party, Harris," he said, "an’
while Ah don't want to Interrupt your
honeymoon, there's another passenger
to be taken care of. Dr. Blatn Is go-
ing with us, and Ah’m going to put
him in your charge. He’a a bit pe-
culiar, but Ah don’t think he’ll give
you any trouble. It’a Just a case of
being too much of a good fellow. One
thing Ah know—he’s a doctor. Ah'm
going up town for him now; you can
shift your stuff a little an’ make
The whole party were ready for the
road and waiting before McCrae ap-
peared again. 'When he came a com-
panion staggered somewhat uncertain-
ly by hts Bide.
“I’m aw’rlght. McCrae,” he was say-
ing. "I’m aw’ right. Shay, whash
thlsh? Shlldren ’v Ishrult"
"Come now, Doctor, straighten up.
Ah want to Introduce you."
Half leading and half pulling. Mc-
Crae brought the doctor to Harris’
sleigh. “This Is Mr. Harris, who you
will travel with—Jack Harris. An’
The doctor had glanced only casual-
ly at Harris, but at the mention of the
woman’s name he straightened up and
"Glad to meet you, madam," he said.
“And lt’t only proper thnt the pleao-
other planet But she would not let
her mind dwell on It for long. She
waa going to be brave. For the sake
of the brave man who sat at her side,
guldlug his tenm In the deepening
darkness; fur the BHke of the new
home that they two should build some-
where over the horizon; for the sake
of the civilization that was to be plant-
ed, of the nation that must arise, of
the manhood and womanhood of to-
morrow—she would be brave.
A bright star shone down from the
west; one by one they appeared In
the heavens. • • • It grew colder. The
snow no longer caked on the horses’
feet; the sleigh runners creaked und
The team came to a sudden stop.
The sleigh In front was obstructing
the road, and the party dosed up In
"Camp No. 1," called Aleck McCrae,
from the head sleigh. "Run theae
sleighs up In two rows," and he Indi-
cated where he wanted them placed.
"It’s hard on the horses an’ cattle,
after the warm cars, hut they'll stand
It tonight If they're well blanketed.
Tomorrow night we’ll be among the
Mennonttes, with a chance of getting j
Under Aleck's direction tho sleighs
were run up In two rows, about 20
feet apart, facing the north. Two
sleighs were then run across the open-
ing at the north end, so thnt altogeth-
er they formed a three-sided court.
Men with shovels quickly cleared the
snow from the northerly portions of
the court, and there the tent wns
pitched. The ground wns covered with
blankets, robes and bedding. Pota and
pans were produced; women eager to
be of service awnrmed about the stove,
and children, free at last of their muf-
fling wraps, romped In lilgh-laughtered
glee among the robes or danced back
and forward with the swinging shad-
Savory smells soon werb coming
from hot frying pans, as sliced ham
with bread and gravy, was served up
In tin plates and passed about the
tent. Everybody—married men and
women, maidens and young men, girls,
boys, and little children—was raven-
ously hungry, and for • few minutes
little could be heard but the plying of
the viands. But ae the first edge of
hunger became dulled the edge of wit
sharpened, and laughter and banter
rollicked back and forward through
the tent. The doctor, now quite Bo-
ber, took a census, and found the to-
tal population to bo 28. These he
classified ns 12 married, eight eligible,
seven children, and himself, for whom
he found no classification.
When the meal was over and tha
dishes washed and packed, Aleck mada
another round of the enmp before set-
tling down for the night. Meantime
mothers gathered thetr families about
them ns best they could; the little
ones sleepily mumbled their prayers,
and all hnnds, young and old, nestled
down like a brood of tired chickens
under the white wings of the protect-
ing tent. Outside the ground-drift sift-
ed gently about the sleighs, the cow*
sighed In contentment, nnd the wolves
yapped to each other In the distance.
POULTRY FLOCK IN BACKYARD
Will Convert Table Scrape and Kitch-
en Waste Into Wholesome and
In every household, no matter how
economical the housewife, there U a
certain amount of table scrape and
kitchen waste which has feeding value,
but which, If not fed, flnda Us way
Into the garbage pntl.
Poultry Is the only class of domes-
tic animals suitable for converting
this waste material, right where It la
produced In the city, Into wholesome
and nutritious food In tho form of
1 eggs and poultry meat.
Each hen In her pullet year should
produce 10 dozen eirgs, poultry spe-
i.:* • J
Help That Bad Back!
Why be miserable with e "bed back?"
It’s time you found out whet is wrong!
Kidney weakness often causes much
suffering from backache, lameness,
rheumatic pains, headache*, dirtiness
and kidney irregularities. Neglsoted,
it may lead to dropsy, grass! or Bright's
disease, but if taken in time it is usu-
ally easily corrected by using Doan*
Kidney Pillt. Doan't have helped
An Oklahoma Cam
Mrs, Carroll Boy-
er. Falrvlsw. Ok la.,
says i "I suffered
from severe pains
the small of ml
,._,ok sad through
my sides. This led
1ms to bellavs that
[ was Buffering
'rom gravel. J was
klao bothered b
tick headaches an
ny sight blurrs-
,.’sry badly. Final-
ra gnmmjy I tiled Doan's
Kidney Pills and la
^ ^ a weak or so tha
pains had left me enUrely."
Oel Deea's el Aay filme. N« a l«
krtimihiuiih co. buffalo. h.t.
Help Reduce Cost of Living by Keep-
ing Small Floek of Henp In Back
clallata of the United States Depart-
1 ment of Agriculture say. The average
| alae of the backyard flock nhould be
'at least 10 hena. Thus, each flock
would produce In a year 100 dozen of
eggs, which at the conservative value
of 80 cents a dozen, would be worth
By keeping a backyard poultry flock
the family would new only help In re-
ducing the cost of living but would
have egga of a quality and freshness
often difficult to obtain.
Remember that eggs produced by
the backyard flock cost very little, ae
the fowls are fed largely upon waste
AUTUMN TROUBLES IN FLOCK
Roup Is One of Most Common Dle-
•asee and la Moat Often Con-
tracted by Weak Fowls.
Savory Smslio boon Were Coming
From Hot Frying Pane.
ure should be all mine." There was a
little bltterneas In his voice that did
not escape her ear.
“But Indeed I am glnd to meet you,"
she answered. "Mr. McCrae has been
telling us something of your work
among the settlers. We are very for-
tunate to have you with us.”
He shot a keen look Into her face.
She returned his gaze frankly, and he
found sarcasm neither In her eyes nor
“Help me In, McCrae," he said. “I’m
a bit unsteady • • • There now, my
bag. Don’t move, Mrs. Harris • • •
I think wa ars quits ready now, are
"Most remnrknble man," whispered
McCrae to Harris. "Wonderful how
he can pull himself together.”
McCrae hurried to his own sleigh,
called a cheery “All ready!" and the
party at once proceeded to get under
Harris’ thought* were on his tenm,
on the two cows trudging behind, nnd
on the multiplicity of arrangements
which hla new life would present for
decision nnd settlement. But his wife
gnsed silently out over the ocenn of
snow. The rays of the sun fell grate-
fully on her cheeks, pale and some-
what wnn with her long Journey. But
the sun went down, nnd the western
shy, cloudless and measureless, faded
from gold to copper, nnd from coppei
to silver, and from sliver to lend. It
was her first light of the prairie, nnd
a strange mixture of emotions, of
awe. nnd loneliness, nnd s certain In-
difference to personal consequences,
welled up within her. Once or twice
she thought of home—a home bo far
•way that IE might hats bean la an-
The afternoon thnt has Just been de-
scribed wns typical of the days that
were to follow as the Immigrant par-
ty labored Its slow pilgrimage Into the
farther west. True, they entered on
the very next day n district having
nome pretense of settlement, where It
was sometimes possible to secure shel-
tr for the women and children under
hospitable Mennonlte roofs. They soon
emerged from the Red River valley,
left the vast, level, treeless plnln be-
hind them, and plunged Into the roll-
ing and lightly wooded I’einblnn re-
After numerous consultations with
McCrne, Harris had nrranged thnt his
Immediate destination should be In a
district where the scrub country melt-
ed Into open prairie on the western
side of the Pembina. The Artliurses,
who were also of the party, had horae-
Bteaded there, and Fred Arthura had
built a little house on the land the
year before. Arthurs was now bring-
ing his young wife to share with him
the privations nnd the privileges of
their new home. A friendship had al-
ready sprung up between Mrs. Arthurs
and Mrs. Harris, and nothing seemed
more appropriate than thnt the two
women should occupy the house to-
gether while Harris sought out new
homestead land and Arthurs proceed-
ed with the development of his farm.
After the crossing of the Pembina
the party began to scatter—some to
homesteads already located; others to
friends who would billet them until
their arrangements were completed.
At length came the trail, almost lost
In the disappearing snow, that led to
Arthurs' homestead. A quick hand-
shake with McCrae, Ned Bacon, nnd
tho doctor, and a few others who had
grown upon thorn In tho Journoy* And
the two young couples turned out to
break their way over the little-used
route that now lay before them.
One of tho most common diseases
of the farm poultry flock during the
autumn Is roup. This disease le fre-
quently found In damp, poorly venti-
lated houses and Is most often con-
tracted by birds thnt are poorly de-
veloped nnd of low vitality. Fowls of
this type frequently get roup and are
i the means of spreading It through-
out the flock. Obviously, prevention
should consist of eliminating the
weaklings from the flock nnd provid-
ing a house thnt will be dry nnd free
from drafts, but well ventilated, say a
tho United States Department of
An additional prevention against
this disease Is the following: Add
as much potassium permanganate as
will remain on the surface of a dime
to each gallon of drinking water nnd
keep before the fowls. This acts as
an antiseptic and will help to keep
the birds In good condition. An at-
tempt to cure the Individual of roup
It not advisable, for, although In the
majority of cases, there may be an
apparent cure, the danger of reinfec-
tion Is great, nnd frequently such
birds cause the disease to spread
throughout the flock. The safest
policy Is Immediately to remove nuch
birds from the flock snd kill them as
soon ns they show the first symptoms,
recognized by a watery discharge
from the nostrils or eyes.
There ure many stories told against
(rltdmien of ripe and full age, but
not so many about them when they
ure young. Still, here Is a proof that
they are Irishmen even before they are
It was a classroom In a village
achool In Ireland and the teacher wa*
giving a lesson on salt.
“Now.” ahe said at the conclusion
of her rather long and Inclusive lec-
ture, "I want some one to give me n
good definition of salt."
"Shure, teacher," aald Micky, A
bright, blue-eyed youngster. "It’s the
■tuff which makes potatoes taste
nasty when you boll them and don’t
put any In.”
GREEN’S AUGUST FLOWER !
Tha Remady With ■ Record ef Fifty®
feur Years ef Surpassing Excellence.
Those who suffer from nervous
dyspepsia, constipation, Indigestion*
torpid liver, dlaslneaa, headache*,
coming up of food, wind on atone®
ach, palpitation nnd ottyr1 Indica-
tions of fermentation snd Indiges-
tion will And Green's August Flower
n most effective nnd efficient snstntnnt
In the restoration of nature's function*
nnd n return to health and happlnsan®
There could he no better teallmony of
tho valne of this remedy for these trou-
ble! than the fact that lie uae for thn
lost flfty-four years has extended Into
many thousand* of households all over
the civilised world and no Indication of
any failure ban been obtained In all
that time where medicine could effect
relief. Bold everywhere.—Adv.
"My friend who Inherited an **■
tate abroad haa made a fresh discow
What Is ltT"
“There are salt mines on It.”
in Condition* of
The pertea whet* *«»*■• era®
n has hece evetbsrdeeed or
inn nee nW (V*rt®i®j»;® »r
work, -refry or eeen or, who It **•
perlenelae e toatty sad slew fee®
lei# CVVlUly #n« MVlIVRVff
ronenic **id ay tcUsMc ■
everywhere, and m_ M
fe ef equal bee*-
■t t* men. weaiee
(TO BtG CONTINUED.)
A spider In Buenos Aires spun Its
web near a telephone coble. The wind
couglit the weh nnd wrapped It around
the wires. The weh soon became
damp and caused several short cir-
cuits. Other spiders In the neighbor-
hood followed the ndvonturous one’s
example, and now It has become nec-
essary for the telephone company to
send a man out every few days to
clear the wire* of webs.—Popular Sci-
KEEP DUCKS AND GEESE BUSY
Food Enough to Keep Thom In Condi-
tion and Leave Them Eager for
After the btrde are mated, prefer-
ably not Ikter than December 1, keep
them active. Their ration should be
bulky, using about one-flfth of green
stuff. Thqy should not be fed all they
can sat, but enough to keep them In
condition and leave them eager for
They do better on cracked corn
than on e ration of cornmenl only. If
duck* nnd geese are wintered In good
condition, and mated early, there
should be no difficulty In getting fer-
tile eggs. Too early eggs are not de-
alrnble. Ducks especially lay very
early In the morning, and the very
early eggs are apt to freeze.
SECURE STOCK FOR BREEDING
Fowls Should Bo Accustomed to Now
Quarter* Before Season Open*
Unless It has already been don*
stock needed for breeding this sea-
son should be bought Immediately
because the supply !• rapidly growing
less nnd also for th# reason that tho
birds should bo changed and accus-
tomed to thetr new quartern before
actual breeding begins.
MIS FfK M YUM r«t NAtAtUL CULLI
AM mOL Ike sflas deed Swwdtoto Raja
Ml* Rzgtoew. littefNeMfc.UslHRi.gt.
Life Is s burden when the body
to racked with jwin. everything
worries snd this victim bocomos
despondent aud downhearted. Tf
bring bock tho sunshlns tsbs
GOLD MEDAL I
Tbs national remedy of Holland tec u,—
100 yeerej It to an enemy of eU pMne re-
tailing from kidney, liver nnd nrto n«M
trosblsa. AU druggists, thro* steam
Into «— tejme OM—srr ton
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