The Harper County Democrat (Buffalo, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 15, Ed. 1 Friday, August 6, 1915 Page: 2 of 4
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The Harper County
e. LEE ARAMS. Editor * Proprietor.
*%y,e P«r tffch per insertion.
Locals. 5« per lino per Ineertlon.
POBLIbUID EACH FBtDAT.
A omitted a* mall matter of the Second
class April32 1»07.
ANSWER TO “SHALL WE
HAVE A BOSS”
FOR DAN'S DEAR SAKE
By ELINOR GATES.
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SYLVIA'S TWO LETTERS
v. — ~w-i
By DONALD ALLEN.
* May I have space for reply to the
argument (?) against a federal farm
anent for Harper county?
Permit me first to state that 1 have
pnSnancial or other interest whatso-
ever in »?( urlng this agent further thai
that 1 would be glad to see my farmer
f.lends take advantage of all their op
portunities to secure valuable aid and
edl-ice at the least expense.
question, “Do they think the
jEatiwers are a Bet of tools?” seems to
iptimate that they are fools il the? get
a federal farm agent. Taking that
view of the case, 76 per cent of the
farmers of Oklahoma are fools, be-
cause 58 counties in the state which
it. 76 per cent of them now have
feieral agents. Of course, this it
D..t calling any farmer in Harper
county a fool for we have no fideral
a.ent in this county. Hut Kay county,
trt banner agricultural county ot the
•tale, aud various other of the best
farming counties have agents to guim
their elforts and once having an ag< nt,
we have no record of their ever h&v
ing“turned him oil.”
i he next statement says, "Suppose
we have an agent to tell the bankers
h ,w to run the bank.” There is no
need to suppose such a case as we have
tht real thing already. Y es.ihe 'lool
hankers have a government agent come
around now aud then to tell them how
to run their banks. Even those wise
fellaws, the school teachers, have a
government agent (county superiuten
deal) lo call aud advise them how to
teaen- HesiUes, frequently a horny
handeu farmer drops in to tell the
teacher how the school ought to be
r.m. Hut is seems that some of the
fanners don’t want to get into that
k.nJ ot a ‘ fool” class.
• The article intimates also that the
writer thereof is loath to divide hit
•flap jacks and sowbelly” with the
farm agent; the farm agent will nol
•‘board around.” He gets his salary
And boards iilmselr.
• Let him take a farm paper. ’ Yes,
a nd a question to your farm paper and
in the course or a month or three you
will get an answer from a man who
has never been in a hundred miles or
your farm, and therefore knows little
more about your soil aud crop condi
tiou than a jack-rabbit knows about 8
Uausit of Venus. A farm agent goe:
tp your farm,sees the farm couditiom
fcumtnea the soil and tells you what
do then and there and at lass coat
ft an your larm paper.
;‘*\Va had a demonstration farm.”
Vjiat was a move in the rightdirectioi ,
Bill how mauy farme-s from Yellon
fLruna, Fern and ^peermoore could
|lJme lo see that demonstration farm ?
agent will have 50 or 100 demon-
tuat ion farms in various parts of the
louniy ao that every farmer will br
within easy reach of one. In fact, ev
*ry farm Id the county may and should
he a 'demonstration farm following in
^ructions from the farm ageut. (let
four agent this fall, so he will have
the winter to study soils, crops, etc.,
and be ready for spriug work.
■, “We neeu loo many bridges.” Don’
you know 'hat if you could raise e
third more crops by the advice of n
farm agent, you :otild pay his ealary,
l uild your bridges, make good roads
and own a Ford, with little more wort
lhail you now do? You say. “Oh, bo
vrecau.t raise that third more.” Ilia
wura*. drouthy year one Howell, a farm
n near Buffalo, accidentally raised ov
er it bushels ot wheat per acre on one
part of hi* land while the other part o'
the same held produced less than fiv*
b lshels per acre in the regular way.-
But ba and his neighbors seemed to
think tt t uthels too much, for so far
a* we kuow, none of them have trier1
to repeat the ttuut, though all of them
Should know what caused the difTei
tar*. If farmers iust.i on using the
same old uetheds wheu 'hey have the
chat ice lo loarn belter ones, it is re*'«» .
^ waata of money to have * fr B
mi tabors for the present are g» 0geri
fu tlaipor countj aiti we are Jr iving
federal term agent questtw , wilt.
jg,e tanners to settle to sui* them
You s for »erv!e* ,
J. <.WKsr maffr.
Hildreth-Chesley was all agog over
the charms, the wealth, the clothes of
a newcomer, Mrs. Ruel Latran, who
had taken the Farms under rather a
long lease—Green Farms, to be exact,
the show* place of the colony. Who-
ever lived In it must have money,
also social sponsors; also, beyond all, j
You see, Olney, who owned the
Farms, although tired of the place,
yet held it in a certain petulant re-
gard, which made him exacting as to
The which Is illuminating—both as
to owner and new tenant. Olney had
never seen her, but what he had
heard from a mutual acquaintance so
prepossessed him in her favor that
his inquiries had not gone beyond her
The colony, of course, swarmed in
welcome to her. That she was dis-
tinctly new was all in her favor. A
vague haze of romance enshrouded
No armor is -so impenetrable as a
casual frankness that scouts the
name of secrets. Mrs. Latran was
amazingly frank—even about her age.
Twenty-nine she gave herself out to
be, sighing that it was so near to
thirty and waving away consoling
speech that she hardly looked twenty-
five. Further, she spoke of her col-
lege, of her native country, touching .
very lightly on the fact that she was .
the last of her race. Oddly, she did
not think ever to mention the family
name, but there was no tripping her,
even if anybody had tried it, over
country sights and sounds, and habits
It was even odder—women took to
her amazingly. As Teeny Ware put
it, she was the best sort of good fel-
Olney, who came down in August,
laughed over the saying. His com-
ing was a surprise. Of course, he did
not go to the f’arms, but he did meet
the mistress of it many times. Also,
he studied her intently—a thing he
had rarely done for any woman.
Notwithstanding, they got on ad-
admirably. She apparently ignored
the challenge of his scrutiny and was
gay and cordial as with all the rest.
- » _/ * —
Gang Plow Specials
Aa Harvest is past and it is time to Win
of Gang Plows on band, and as we closing out om laiminn
make a sacrifice ou these plows: _
From the depths of a broken heart
Sylvia wrote to her dearest friend:
“1 must tell you, first of all. Madge,
that I have parted from Robert—for-
ever! I cannot be true to myself and
marry a man who believes me false.
I would rather go unloved to the
grave than be the slave of a Jealous
man. And although I confess that I
can never love again—that 1 shall al-
way love him—1 shall not marry Rob-
ert Lorson. I am sending back his
ring tonight. You need not finish your
pink chiffon. I shall not need any
bridesmaids—ever. Do come to visit
me and cheer your broken-hearted
Sylvia wiped her eyes and wrote
another letter—a very short one:
“Dear Mr. Lorson—You understand
why 1 am returning your ring.
Madge Fenton read her letter with
Robert Lorson read his with slowly
whitening face. With compressed
lips he laid it down and stared at It
for a long time.
The box containing the engagement
ring he tossed into a drawer of his
“Sylvia,” said her married sister one
day, “what has become of Bob?”
“Really,” said Sylvia indifferently,
“I haven’t the slightest idea.”
Mrs. Jameson stared at her. “What
has happened? You have quarreled,
she asked quickly.
“WTe are no longer engaged,” ex-
plained Sylvia. “You see, Lisa. Bob
is terribly jealous—he was frightfully
' angry because I talked so much to
| that delightful Mr. Enright, the nov-
' elist. He was actually rude to me.”
“You were flirting,” accused Lisa,
“Not at all,” flared Sylvia, hotly.
“Then you really meant all you
looked at Mr. Enright?” asked the old-
5 er woman slowly.
-Well—Sylvia's voice broke.
“Every one was talking, and I m
not a bit surprised that Bob was
| ansrv But as long a3 you don’t care
gay and aordial as with all the rest. . _J ^ broken engageraent is a wel-
So there was really scant warrant tor dearie. I am glad
26.00 Disc Harrow 20,00
60-Tooth. Harrow 10.00
and other things in proportion
We are act quitting business, but just closing out the farm implements. Our
aim is one pricj to all and it will pay you to get our price before buying.
I A.C. CLINE HWD., Co.
Sitka Lumber Go. t'ui L imber, Hard
ware and all kinds builUluj Materia
The regular work of the normal
I closed last Wednesday. The assembly
tiiiou a.ith nratorv in fare-
hls saying to her at the end of a fort
night, “Madam, whatever the game is
henceforth you must count me in.”
“Not yet. It would spoil—every-
thing,” she answered, and it was j
amazing what mirth and mockery j
danced over her eyes and mouth. I
dare not even let my whole self in,”
she ran on. “The experiment is as j
gorgeous as a soap bubble and as
“I won't bfeak it,” Olney answered, ,
kindly. “Tefl me by little. As. for |
instance, isn’t Dan Langton the orig-
inal first cause of it’”
“You are his best Irlend?” she'par- J
Olney nodded, but said quickly: I
come next to you. No—he hasn't
come relief to you, dearie, I am glad
for your sake.” Lisa bent and kissed
her sister and walked toward the door.
“By the way, dear, I had a glimpse
of Bob this afternoon—he was having
tea at Berry’s—with Madge Fenton.”
“Madge Fenton!” Sylvia’s voice
wavered into a little sob. She was
her dearest friend, and Sylvia knew
that if there was one other girl in
the world who fancied Bob Lorson
it was Madge Fenton. And now
Madge, taking advantage of Sylvia's
confidence, was making herself agree-
able to Bob.
A few days later, while scanning
the morning paper, Sylvia read a mar-
riage notice—Robert Lorson and
Madge Fenton had been married
period was filled with oratory in
well speeches. On behalf of the teach?
ere Mr. Rich presented Mr, Drake a
The weather man favored ub this
year with fine weather for the normal.
Only three days were too hot comfort-
1st grade certificate was issued to
2nd grade certificates were issuer
I to Viola Martin, Roy N. I.ipsett,
[Georgia Way, Harry Rich, Ellen
j Hubbard, Mattel Graff, Mrs. F. J.
Gould. Anna Ellington, Lois L. Lin
dsey, Della Roberts, Medley John
son, Mrs. Lena Lindsey, Helen J
Benton, E. R- Williams, Claud^H
Arbuthnot. Nannie Smith Fred
Harvey. Ruth Hendricks and Ber-
3rd grade cert ificates were issued
to Hazel Bavne. Bertha Smalley
Alice Criswell, Glory Simmons, Ber-
tha Lea Messenger, Avis Vanfleet.
Benj. H. Roberts, Mildrel Irion
and Montra Waits.
Harness Repatri $
Have your Harness and Shoe Repairing
done at Pierce’s. Best grade of work and
, D. H. PIERCE, BUFFAL0. ~
*«>4^^*^'M^^*4^«kH’4^’,M'K+,H^**************,m>* '** *1 <
Get the Best
We make all Pure Wool Suits at Hand-me-down
Prices. See our Line before purchrsing.
Wc Alter and Repair
1 Ladies it Gents Clothes French Dry it Steam Cleaning
I Phone 10 Dodge the Tailor Fowler Bldg
come next wu juu. *------ .....-
said so outright—but when he talked | quietly the day before and were sail-
_ . • t i__«... •» 1 . . ______ . ,, <ro o rmi nd thn
i tvertaetrwg fmm
5 “W* must go t» Strwtf* d “ “Wbat'ff
W* ms lv 9 ratford post-
a" “If r friend. or.*
MhtnR nor* than to
I Mrs# ,t to writ® my
»•! nwMtm ooa—o i or
of you the very first time—1 knew.
“So that’s why you let me come |
here,” she said, smiling aJid nodding.
"And I have believed it vvas all my
wonderful man of business. Say!
What did he tell you?”
"Nothing—had no chance,” Olney
answered tranquilly. Then, dropping
to a plaintive key: “Please remember
I've a wesJi heart—can t stand this
strain of curiosity. Tell me and 111
never tell anybody—but Dan.”
“You mean—about the experi-
ment?” she asked.
Olney smiled a “Yes.” She went
on quickly, as though fearing to lose
courage: “The experiment is—to see
If a bookmade woman can hold her
own with—-the other sort.”
"Explain ! This Is all Sanskrit to
me,” Olnery exploded.
She dre w a deep breath and hur-
ried on: "".My mother was a cock, my
father a day laborer. He died when
I was fiva, and when 1 was fifteen my
mother f o. lowed him. Then old Ruel
Latran, for whom she had worked all
my life, a cripple and blind, mirrted
me—to aave me. He made a will
giving xne everything. For seven
years I was eyes, hands, feet to him,
never t (tirring from the house except
for wr^lks while he slept. 1 don t
know how bit got the notion, but he
himself proTJosed correspondence
course* to me. Also he let me have
bocks and leisure, getting in a stout
nurse so I might have more time. A1
most his last words before the stroke
were; ‘Make yourself A lady so you 11
dc credit to the mont*r.’ I did my
f jest—am doing it still.
“After I was free there vv»s a pe-
i rlcd of travel. In course o< it I met
Dan. You know what he i* how
! high-strung, how almost finicky yet
in a week he was begging n*® to
marry him. I would have done it
! gladly only for one thing—I lov«M
him Just aa craxily. Just as nnreason-
! ably aa he loved me. I couldn t take
1 the chance of making him ashamed
! of me—that is to say. of making him
i hate me. So I’ve come here among
his own sort to try myself ont Tell
me—what chance have I of winning'
"No chance about it—It's a dead
, moral certainty!" Olney declared
i brusquely, getting up and shaking
! both her hands Over bis shoulder
he added Tm going to call up Dan
Be ready to see ua around twelve lo-
ing at once for a voyage around the
Sylvia, with face aflame and a heart
of ice, laughed at her own reflection
in the mirror.
"Liar! Coward! Cheat!” she
Robert Lorson came back to
America alor.e. His bride was rest-
ing in an unknown grave In some Al-
Long months afterward Sylvia met
him riding in the park. The scene
of their meeting was a sheltered
bridlepath. Both drew rein.
Then Robert poured out his heart to
her and asked her to marry him. He
had never ceased to love her. he con-
fessed. He did not attempt to excuse
his hastv marriage to Madge Fenton;
that explained itself.
“You will not want to marry me
when 1 tell you all, Robert,” said Syl-
via gravely. Then she told him about
the two letters she had sent.
“Of course I realized that you had
made a mistake.” he said eagerly. “As
soon as I read the opening line and
saw it was intended for Madge I re-
folded It and sent it to her. I’ll ad-
mit I was tempted to read all of It."
"And Madge exchanged letters with j
you?” asked Sylvia in a muffled tone. I
He nedded. "She asked me to meet
her at Berry's We had tea together
and exchanged letters.”
“And so ycu didn’t read the letter
I wrote to Madge’”
“Certainly net—how could I?”
"I want to tell you what I wrote to
her,” went on Sylvia In a strained
voice, and because the letter was
written in fire on her memory she re-
peated it word for word.
"If I had read it all, darling, I
would have come to you at once." he
said tenderly. “I thought you didn’t
“I am not worthy of you ” she said
brokenly “I—mixed up those letters
intentionally I sent Sylvia's to you
because I was too proud to confess
myself in the wrong, but I wanted
you to know that I loved yon in spite
of nil. I did not appreciate that yoa
had a higher code of honor—that yon
would not read what waa not intend-
ed for yoa I haTe been punished for
my weakness. Boh—and I do not
blame you If yoa despair me." she
His arms were about her
sou more than ever, 8fi
Slate of Oklahoma, I g g_
County of Harper, j
In the District Court in and for said
County and State.
The Pioneer Mortgage Company 1
.......... Plaintiff I.
Sooner or Later
You Will Buy a FORD
Thomas E. McMahon and Carrie |
C. McMahon his wife. The Citizens )
State bank of Ashland. Kansas a |
corporation ...................... I
Tha State of Oklahoma To
Thomas E. McMahon and Cairie
C. McMahon his wife and the
'< itizens State Bank of Ashland.
Kansas, a corporation.
Said defendants. Thomas E. McMahon
and Canie O. McMahon his wife and the
( itizens State Bank of Ashland. Kansas,
a ‘oiporatlon. will take notice that the .
raid plaintiff did oc the 2nd cay of June. I
A D 1915. file his petition in the dis'rict j
court of Harper County. Oklahoma,
against said defendants, and that said \
itelendants must answer said petition
herein ou or Before the 18 h. day of Sep-
tember. A. D. 1915. or said petition will be
taken as true aud judgmeut rendered In |
s .id action according to the piayer in said
piitttlo HgHloit wtld defendant# fur the
-um of O' e Huudied Eighty Two Dollais
and Eighty seven cents, and Interest and
attorneys fees and coats, more fully set
forth as follows;
On fbT.oo at the rate of si* per cent per
annum from Dec. 12tli. 1912 to Jan, 1st.
1915. atid at the iate of ten per cent i er
tnnura from January 1st. 1915.
And on $39 oo at the rate of ten per cent
per annum from January 1st. 1915.
Aud on $29.51 at the rare of ten per cent
per aunum from the 2nd. day of Juue.
And on $27 36 at the rat# of ten per cent
per annum from the 2nd. day of Juue.
1 Aud for the coats of this action and for j
an attorney* fee of $25.oo. the same being
me amount of the several proml.ory |
notes, tales paid by the plaintiff, aud the
attorney a fee of $25.00 and the e»»t ot
this acilou. and for judgment foreeloslug
a certain real estate mortgage glveu hT
the said Thomas E. McMahon and Carrie
C. McMahou hi« wife, aecuilng said prom-
laory note. Interest, attorney a f-es and
eoats. upou the following dascrlbod land .
The Northeast Quarter of Section Thli y.
,u Township Twenty «lph». North. ”f
lunge Tweuty fo'ir We»t Indian Meildian
containing one bundled aud sixty *«r»“
more or le.s. situate In Harper Couut y.
Oklahoma, and adjudging default has beeu
made in aald real e.tate moitgwg, and
that pla’ntift have flf.t Hen upon salt
I pr-mlsee above described to the amount
due him and judgment will be **
aforesaid: and oideilng *a»d pn ml see
above described .Old *ithoUt
meat, and the proceed® eppl ed Bret 'o
•he par meet ot the IndeOtednee# due
„taintlff. Ugetbe, with ah
and the eoeteof this action, the b*to:MT"
| any to be paid Into l>ort. to be dl.pO.ed
1 of by the nourt; *ad forever barring and
fore-1<>slng .aid deiendwpts Thoma. t-
MrMwhou and Carrie O. " awJd
sod the CliUene State Beuk *1 Wh»nd•
kanse*. a corporation f>om t-H right.title,
interval, e.tate. propeity. equity uI re-
| temptloe In or to .aid premier, or abf
TOURING CAR $474.45
We expect three car loads by
the middle of August^_
Notice of Sheriff’s Sale
Notice Is herebv given that In pursuance
0t an order of sale Issued out of the dis-
til,-t court of Hat per county. Htate of
Oklahoma. n" H'“ 22nd day July, 1911. I"
an uctlon wherein The Jeffersou Trust
Company, a corporation, was plaintiff-
and Orville T. Cossett. Mary E. Gossett.
The New htate Bank of Woodward. Okla-
homa. J. I. Case Threshing Machine Com-
pany and David Kultr. were defendants.
directed to me. the undersigned sheriff of
Harper county. Oklahoma, commanding
me u, lev, upon aud sell without appraise-
ment the following described real estate,
situated in Harper county, state of Okla-
The North Half <N'/£) of the Houtheaat
Quarter (BEty and the Houth Half (8^)
of the Northeast Quarter (NE‘,1 of 8oo-
tlon Fifteen(I5i Township Twenty-sev-
en (97) North of Range Twenty (20) Weat
of the Indian Meridian,
to satisfy a judgment and decree of fore
closure In favor of said p>alnllff and
against said defendants. Orville T Q
»ett and Mary E. Gossett, obtained and
made on the it*th day of October 1*14 for
the .um of Nine Hundred l ight and 17 IUU
pa 3 77) linllai* and coat. ta*«d at HI 65 :
with Interest thereon from da'" of eald
Judgment, coals accruing. Rlihty Dollar.
W ij#i attorney-, f»«. Forty-can* and
9<j- |igl In,liar. t$4H 2U) Taxe. paid by 'be
pialntlff- with Inteie.t Ibereon at the rale
of eighteen percent per annum from date
of (said judgment
1 will on the M<b day of A»g»*t I'M* at
the pouf of two O'clock p m of .aid day
In front of the •net do .r «f !»<• court
to.ase In the town of Buffalo Its «ald coat-
ly anti .lata. 6ga» tor ante and *•,!!« (he
high-.* 1* 1*1 d.f tor ca»h the aal-l propr-.ty
al*,,, e deserl’wsl or ao morl. It»ce,.l .S
% III sa'Dlt aaM judgement, lnl»*.U. a*-
tutney ln»»n and luinyeet on «nl * ta«-
Report of llit* Condition of
The First Natioual Bank
At Buffalo in the State of OkUhomi
al the close of business
June 23, 1915
Loans and discount* ........53.464 31
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured. 47.25
0, 8. Honda to secure circulation 10.000.'AJ
bunking house, furniture and tlxt 7.200.u0
Subscription to stock of Federal
Reserve bank less ain't unpaid.. 900 "0
Due from Federal Reserve Bank----
Redemption fund with U. 8. Treaa. 50" Oo
Cash and Sight exchange ........ 22 766 32
Capital Btock paid In ...........25.000.00
Siirplu. fund .....................5.000.00
L'ndlv ided profit a less exp and tax 2129 41
circulating notes less ain't on hand
and In Treaa. for redemption or
In ............................. 10 000 00
Deposits ................. ... 47.T9ff.ffT
lllll. Payable ................
Tot. i .....TKMmM
stale of Oklahoma county of
1. E- C. Johnroo. cashier of th*
above named hank do solemnly *we»r
that the above statement ia true to th*
tieet of my knowledge and belief.
F.. C. J0HN8ON. Oeefcier.
sulertIM aud »wt»ru lo before m*
this tkbdav «H uif yll*l'».
kM8 Notary Public.
It h \$ II.1.1 A*__® -
My rwMimienui expiree J uoe
|| R Williams
A K JOHNMiN.
1, 7j„) 4ay ,,t July, j
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