The Choctaw Herald. (Hugo, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 20, 1913 Page: 2 of 4
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THE CHOCTAW HERALD
JESSE G. CURD, Editor and Owner
' Entered as second class matter
March 3, 1910, at the postoffice at
Hugo, Okla., under act of congrcss
of March 3, 1879.
$1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Published Every Thursday.
Thursday, Nov. 20, 1913.
THE FRIEND IN NEED.
There comes a time to every man, no matter
what his position in society, no matter how much
money he hf.s, when he feels the need of com
radeship, when he feels the need of society. His
riches melt and fade, prosperity takes wings and
leaves the disappointed in the depths of despair
but the friendly hand, the touch of elbows, the
soft spoken word, these are invaluable as they're
valueless in the eyes of those who for a season
are basking in the sunshine and riches and grati
fied desire, says an exchange.
But when the shadows lengthen and the sun
shine fades and when the evil days come, when
fate has its little jest with those who have beei
at the top of the ladder, it is the friendly hand, tht
tender word, which goes so far toward alievating
sorrow and suffering, which goes so far toward
making the world a fit place to live in. We have
in mind the case of a man in this town who for £
while, was on the top of the heap. The adulation
and the flattery of the street crowds was his. But
there came a time when he was in the class of the
down-and outers for just a spell and of all those
who hollowed, sought and sued there were just
two or three choice spirits who knew him for what
he was and who would walk across the street tc
take him by the hand and put heart in him. And
he came back and is staying back. But the cost
of the lesson was a fearful one and it has seared
his mind and heart and dulled implses which
would have been for the greatest good of the city
had they not been chilled by ingratitude. That h
the common experience of most men who arc
There is not a stage of human life where a mar
can afford to be indifferent to the good will ol
those about him. There is not a man alive today
who knows what the morrow is going to bring
forth. There is not a man alive rich enough or
great enough to purchase one fleeting breath
from the fate which is pursuing him. Nc
man alive can stay for a second the inevitable end
of each and all of us. Then "why should the
spirit of mortal be proud?''
HOW MANY PRETTY, SWEET FACES DO
The Christian Work of last week says: "W\
are becoming slaves to the practical. The active
energetic life takes precedence over the contemp
i lative life. So in the temptation is a very , rea
* one to look upon everything wfrich cannot be rat
ed in the money market as mere idleness. We
have such vulgar standards, judging everything
by the practical turn it makes us? and, of course,
what does not come to our standard is set down a.-
futile and useless and idle. This false method of
judging life plays endless mischief."
Ihis is sadly true for we are in an intensely vt'i-
gar, practical materialistic age, and everything it
judged from this standard. Even education has
dollar marks all over it, and is undertaken be-
cause it enables one to become keener and sharp-
er, and is hurried to the end that one may have
his reward in dollars and cents. Science and phil-
osophy are directel toward investigation, and dis-
coveries that enable U3 to use material forces to-
vi aid economic ends. Busine > cap; e: V and ma
chinery ranks above conscience and "manhood
wealth is placed above men, skyscrapers above
civilization. We care nothing about the prodcc-
titn of great philosophers, groat sta'e-c;.- i> great
artists, great theologians, great reformers; wt
cere more for the production of great cities
great business, great corporations. ' Yes, slave.'
to the practical. For a boy to a -pire to become
great artist, a great musician, a gret preacher, oi
a great poet, is in the eyes of the vulgar business
world to blast his earthly prospects and to stami
him with lasting disgrace.
Even the Church is coming to sneer at piety
and all its movements, methods, plans are falling
in line with the practical, and there is scarcely a
Church today where one can go and worship, and
after awhile we will be without any fifth sense
as truly as the fish of the mammoth cave art
Did you ever think of one thing? That you
haruiy ever find any religio.n people any m^re
a>u scarcely ever find a meditative, a cor ten p-
ibe. thoughtful person. The poetic, the spiritual
nature is-becoming very rare. Our very faces, ev
en the faces of our women, are becoming hard
cold metallic—no warmth, no sweetness, modesty
womanliness in them. Go down the street, stand
on the thoroughfare and watch the passing multi-
tudes of women, and tell me how many real pret-
ty, sweet faces you see. Slaves to the coarse, vul-
gar, practical. Its mark is on our very faces, ev-
en womens faces.—Exchange.
AS WILSON SAW THE SENATE THEN.
In his "American Commonwealth," published
in. 1889, James Bryce, former British ambassador
to the United States, declared the fairest judg
ment on the merits of the United States Senate
was contained in an extract from "an acute Am-
erican writer," Woodrow Wilson. The extract,
written in 1885—twenty-eight years ago—is as
"The Senate is just what the mode of its elec-
tion and the conditions of public life in this coun
try make it. Its members are chosen from the
ranks of active politicians in accordance with a
law of natural selection to which the state lejris-
latures are commonly obedient; and it is probable
that it contains, consequently, the best men that
our system calls into politics. If these best men
are not good, it is because our system of govern-
ment fails to attract better men by its prizes, not
because the country affords or could afford no
finer material. The Senate is in fact, of course,
nothing more than a part, though a considerable
part, of the public service; and if the general con-
ditions of that service can be such as to starve
statesmen and foster demagaogues, the Senate it-
self will be full of the latter kind simply because
there are no others available. There cannot be a
separate breed of pubic men reared specially for
the Senate. It mustije recruited from the lower
branches of the representative system, of which
it is only the topmost part. No stream can be
purer than its sources. The Senate can have in it
no better men than the best men of the House of
Representatives; and if the House of Representa-
tives attracts to itself only inferior talent, the
Senate must put up with the same sort. Thus the
Senate, though it may not be as good as could be
wished, is as good as it can be under the circum-
stances. It contains the most perfect product of
our politics, whatever that product may be."
PERFECT CHRITMAiS GIFTS.
Lewis Allen in the Mother's Magazine:
Give ear to those who cry for crumbs—and
heap their homely larders high! for! the joyous
season's here—and Christmas comes.
Give hands to those who heed a guide, nor cast
i thought of race or creed, since brotherhood is
ili north while at ChristamasUde.
Give steps to those who cannot plod on their
own errands to and fro above the crisp December
d, as others go.
Give thought to what you best can do to cheei
he heart and soothe the mind and make the
.vorld seem good and kind to those less fortunate
Give smiles to all whose weary load brings
pain and gray despair, and bends them low oe'r
ife's steep road; for smiles with them are rare.
Give knowledge to the dull, untaught, for some
there are who do not know with what our Christ-
maside is fraught, and speak of Him, the manger
born, beneath the Eastern star's pale glow.
Give courage to the fearing band that needs
;he clasp of friendly hand that cheering smile and
all good will; give courage, then to such as they
his day. Give heed to others and their need,
they know, they feel, they have desire.
Collection at Auction
By United Press.
NEW YORK, Nov. 17.—.(Special to
The Evening News.—The famous
Napoleonic collection of William J.
I -it tii, of Philadelphia, said to be the
finest in the United States, if not in
the world, was placed on sale at auc-
tion today, after being on public ex-
hibition for a week. Included are the
relics of the French revolution.
Some of the articles are valued at
more than two thousand dollars each.
One of the specially treasured arti-
cles is a manuscript list of jewels
sent on approval to Empress Joseph-
ine. Against many of the items are
such notations as "given to Prince
Napoleon," "given to Mile. Orpey,'"
given to M. Duchange," bearing strik-
1 ing testimony of the extravagance of
The First Bank National I
R. D. Wilbor, Pres.
W. H. Jones. V. P.
W. H. Darrough, V. P.
Rush Record, Cashier
A. J. Biard, Asst. Cash
E. C. Jones, Asst Cash 194
They do me wrong who say 1 come no more,
When one I knock and fil to find you in;
For every day I stand outside your door,
And bid you wake and rise to fight and win.
Wail not for precious chances passed away;
Weep not for golden ages on the wane;
Each night I burn the records of the day;
At sunrise every soul is bora again.
Laugh like a boy at splendors that have sped;
To vanished joys be blind, and deaf and dumb,
My judgments seal the dead past with its dead,
But never bind a moment yet to come.
—Judge Walter Malone.
It is at the foot of woman we lay the laur *
* els that without her smile would never have *
' been gained. It is her image that strings the *
* lyre of the poet, that animates the voice in *
s the blaze of eloquent faction and guides the *
* brain in the august toils of stately counsel. *
4 Whatever may be the lot of man. however un *
*fortunate, however oppressed, if he only love *
* and be loved, he must strike a balance in fa- *
* vor of existence, for love can illumine the *
* dark roof of poverty and ligthen the fetters *
* of the slave.
WHAT SHALL I GIVE?
From the Mother's Magazine: Give ear to those
who cry for crumbs—and heap their homely lar-
ders high, for lo! the joyous season's here—and
Give heed to others and their need. They know
md they feel, they have desire; nor is it what you
think is best, but ratehr what they most rejuire,
hat you should give and do and say on Christmas
Give laughter—not the scornful sort, but laugh-
ter that abounds with happy, wholesome, merry
sounds, and so infectious as to bring a like re-
Give heart—the heart that 1: its for all upon
this dav; the heart that greets the 'owly and the
high; the heart that grows wifii ty: oathy and
knows but love for those who p;> ; y t by.
Give joy to all—it may be bvo<d for oi;e, or just
i smile, r yet a simple toy. or word; of praise ev-
m gold—but give them all and ycu will give but
Give praise to him that you hi ve many things;
?ood friends and health—and life's Ion? span.
Give praise to him for all t'i2 things an, best of
all, the brotherhood of irai'!
And giving these, you will have p ven more, by
far. than prince or pot< nlatc, or modern Midas.
You will have given bete r th.'n^s tlun stocks
or bonds or lands or dirdems.
You will have given that which neither pomp
nor power nor highest influence can conmand.
You will have given that which gold, nor fav-
or, nor fear, can buy.
You will have given that which he was ever
giving to the lowly and tlr- p mv, comfort and
strength and hope and reft ard couragc and good
faith—for of these things are the perfect Christ-
mas gifts made.
Now when he had ended a'l his sayings in *
the audience of people, he entered into Capar- *
And a certain centurion' fen-ant, who was *
dear to him, was sick, and I'-ad.v to d^e *
And when he heard of Jestn'he sent unto *
him the elders of the Jews, liec Ir-itf him *
that he would come and heal his servant. *
And when they came unto Jesus, they be- *
sought him instantly, saying. That he was *
worthy for whom he should do this. *
For he loveth our nation, and he hath built *
us a synagogue. *
And they that were sent, returning to the *
house, found the servant whole that had been *
Banquet to Expedition
By United Press.
LIMA, PERU, Nov. 17.—(Special
to The Evening News.)—A great re-
?eption this afternoon and a banquet
tonight were planned for the mem-
bers of the "commercial expedition"]
who arrived here today from Callao. \
Inspection of the largest manufac-|
turing and commercial establishments
here arid in the vicinity, and a study I
of the markets that might be devel-
oped here for goods of American'
manufacture, were some of the num-
bers on the program of the four days |
stay here. The "expedition" will sail
early Friday morning for Mollendro, |
Peru, on board the steamship Cali-i
forni, of the Pacific Steam Naviga-
tion Company line.
Good Books are Valuable!
A Bank Book is a Good Book to Have
and Valuable to the extent you make it. We
sell bank books for one dollar and credit you
with the dollar, and return it on demand, plus
interest, after a givrn time
We pay interest on time deposits.
Mrs. Wm. Watson, who has been ill
for the past week, is now convales-
The following statistics of the
amount of cotton ginned in Choctaw
and Pushmataha counties prior to
Nov. 1, 1913, is as follows:
Choctaw County, for 1913, 12,890
bales, compared with 11,533 bales in
1912, showing an increase of over
Pushmataha county for 1913, 4,090
bales compared with 3,971 bales in
1912, showing an increase of 110
bales. These statistics are compiled
by special agent R. P. Draper, and
are of interest to the farmers and the
cotton men throghout the county.
THE PIONEER BANK OF HUGO
The Bank That Helped to Make Hugo Grow.
ARTHUR J. WEIR I
INSURANCE tornado i
QUICK SERVICE ON FARM LOANS W
Rooms 1 and 2, Collins Building, B'way, Hugo £
lr Phone 165 *
Harvey Mays of Messer was in the
city this morning.
H. L. Hatfield of Muskogee is in
the city today in the interests of his
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A. B. Jackson of Hope returned
this morning after a few days visit
Dr. W. H. Aldor of Soper is an he
city today on business.
hi t r!l,Urned l° hiS Ed" Wilke"°" °f Soper is in- tlw
nom ui R Iowhon thig morning. j city today.
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