The Headlight (Augusta, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, July 12, 1901 Page: 4 of 8
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FRIDAY JULY. 12. 1901
HnbU F« T!«« UrtUAUa.Ok
s AST bound west B01ND
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2 7 16 sfr % 491109 pm.
5. 4..Uxuisll, Agent
ROBIN ON A TSAR.
MDIMAIT ACTS tCAN Ak-
OUM.V M TH« tOUTHn
Oo N<uth the crowds, to the "NU"
M<uw Anna Kephart is a' lending
the Institute at A'v*a.
See the shoes tacks of them-'
i*t the "NIT Store—and chea]*.
County Attorney, C. H. Mauntei was
m town the first] of the week.
See that dross shirt for 60c at the
Olingtyip##* is having a fine ran oa
bicycles, seiling them out. as fast aa
he can get them m.
Prof. C. A. Bogardus came in Wed-
r esday eve, from Arkansas City for a
days visit with relatives.
John R. Lee, who lives fay utiles
nast of town, is reported veryaiciras
we go ta dres*. It is hoped, hit cea-
irtrtjr is net so serious as pfwesfe re*
ports would indicate.
lionise Lawrence, who haH been
very sick with typhoid fever for the
laxt two weeks is. we are glad to say,
able to be up again.
Parties passed through town last
Sunday morning looking for some-
horses said to have been stolen west
of Alva. We understand they were
13 head stolen, and a. part of them
were found, ift a pasture near Ring-
wood, bviv r,hn thieves mttde their es-
cape. Sheriff Oats wu* telephoned
and cam*- down to round up the
thieves, b ifc.-befnre he-arrived the
posse following the stolen stock had
s- ared the thieves and Shey had flown. I
The Annual School Meeting on Tues.
afternoon was not wry wall attended,!
but the members of the school board [
were all present. L.. A. Salter was el- '
eoted Clerk of the district, for the en-'
suing term, to succeed Chas. Solf.)
whose term had expired, and is about I
t • remove from the district.. It was
voted to hold an eight months school
itid employ a lady teacher. The board
was authorized to employ a second
teacher and provide addional room if
it. is found necessary. The meeting
voted a levy of 12 mills, for school
purposes for the ensuing year and
a to Uar« ih« *>!****•%
The mother of a dear little' boy
taught him hi* A B C in i very afie*.
Mti.e ami effective manner. She first
0night a box of brick* of all shapes
auj sice* then, selecting twenty-*!*
siu'ill cube*, stve painted <-;n each lstter.
These she put Into- a box by them-
^jve^. Calling her little aom to her.
8ht> showed him the rubes and told-him
that they wete a family. called the AH-
I«t\abet faml'y. They were Mother A
an.l twenty-flve children and a father
vtio bad gone out to Africa to< fight
f r the queen, and who would'.not be
I <. k for a long time The child enter-
el heartily Into this game ct "pru-
t-mi and on the flrat day learned
with ease the name of the mother and
tire* children, **y* the Philadelphia
N . th America*. Afterward &e learn-
eil two more namee a day. till the
tinrnb«r was .-oroplete A each unro-
ll :r of the fatnll) wa« hrougltt forward
h'.s mother iMillt him a houae ot t*e
o^her bloclra. aod made the grown <1
rof It Ju*t In bla own «h*pe. and
then with a pencil, drew bi* liken***
o'i neper. Rach letter had hli own
h %t >r , and many were the jamea * d
n tv.'utnres which) he had tn conjnac-
tIon w'tri other iwnberi of hi* family.
Wlthtii a fortnight the chtlfl a<* yet
fiMir y -are of age; knew all th* letter*
« t the alphabet, aad wHh eurprtalng
cue began putting th-in together aad
I irnttig th* little word* which
are such a troubla to *m*U *tndenta •*
fligirl of readliy^
Joseph E. Jo^vnston.
\yor< liuaraiStaed Absolutely Accurate.
Kifteen Year* Experience
jim lucas. Proprietor
Special AcommoJmtioms /# Trm tiling Mien
V <s y>
"4$" Cleo, Okla- ^
*. SAMPLE. H. A. NOAH
SAMPLE * NOAH,
Attorneys at Law.
• * * Practice in all Courts. « * •*
Office Northwest Horner Square,
Alva, O. T.
C-LAltK & 6lack fori)
OFFICE OVER EXCHANGE
BANK EXAM * OUia
Make Final Proop Before
U. S. Commissioner.
Hqretom. Ok la-
S. W. LUDWICK.
u s commissioner,
TAK^ FINAL PR00PS. MAKKS
OUT FILTNC PAPERS and ioes,
Oeneral L.Jid Oftka business.
aC hi* aortbara Meads will fe*
ta. laara that ftuMa Bad-
a fienMa life. Watt-.
jaunty, brljamtoc war with
good natura. dmM to hi* wtia aad
kablaa. h* la a moM at reepMtahthty.
Ifa tru* wa do not Ilk* to akar* with
him our very uarltaat paaa aad choie**t
ch*rri**. but ha I* ao great a favortt*
aad hi* thlcvtag 1a carried on with
■ueh calm, aaaweaaee that w* readily
forglva He ha* ao *n*aile* hat th*
family cat All tU* her. at home.
When Hoblrv goe* aouth for hla win-
ter vacation he la tempted aad fall*.
It happen* In Ah I* way In December
and January the robin* find oa th*
gulf coast * oMmate that aulta them.
They also find an ornamental tree
bear lag * hard, yellow berry aboat ag
large a* a small pea -China barrlea—
of which they are extr*m*ly fond.
Now, the China berry, while Inaooent
In appearanoe, I* a very dangerous
food for robin*. It coatataa com* nar-
cotic prigclpt* that affaata a robin Juat
aa alcoboJ affect* a man. It asahea
Robin drjoh. aad when he Is drunk he
acta preciaely like a drunken au.
Exhilarated at flrat. he dance* about
aad sings la a "We-won't-go-home-tlll
morning" aort of way. Thia happy
eoaditton la soon followed by a drank-
aa stupor—the bright eyM grow dull,
the head iroopa, aad the bird I
.all aenae if danger While In thia
atapia etata the naam boya eaally ptck
the birds from the low braaabaa
where thep are perched. After a lit-
tle the blrda raaovar. hah only la hunt
more China barriea. Aa lbng-aa there
are China ber--i** Robin i* conalateatly
and p*ralst*ntly drunk. Ha apparent-
ly eat* the barrle* for the alagl* pur-
poae of getting drunk and because he
like* It. He Isn't hungry, for h* la
forged with the berries to *uch an ex-
tent that whm, a* sometimes happen*.
he uilssea hla drunken hold and falls
to the gr"aad ha- lmrsts opea so stuf-
fed is he. Now It must not bo thought
that even u robin can undergo thia aort
of debauch for a month or six weeka
without lt« having aome effect on him. I
Robin soon loam hie aelf-reapecv. GraiSDB., OKi£L-
grows r*fsg°'l. neglerla hte hath, and I
*I peara gfnerally disreputable. He Is \
a very aa^-looklng bird, ami northern - p* p p Q O a k a ni rj
visitors who don't know about China L/ti. D v_'D VJ «A IVI D I. CI,
berrlea can't understand what has i
caused the change. He reforms when I PHYSICIAN SURGPOMt,
he mu*t—that is when the China ber- j Diseases of Worrtm a Spec ally.
rice ar« all gone, but until then he ap- !
parent!/ never thinks of it. With the '<
disappearance of the China bprriea the
birds ongin to think of their northern i
homes, their family duties, and a more I
proaalc but healthful diet of straw- J
berrlea and angle worms. In February
they gather in count'^SB thousands In I
the cane brakes of Tmnesse and Ala- j
baum, apparently waiting only for
warmer weather before beginning their
migration. At this season the visitor
from the north, who would about as
soon thinM of eating tb pet canary.
finds "robin pie' 'a common dish on*
southern tsbtas. On Inquiring he
learns that the robins are alixughtered
by the thousands, ivften with torches
and clubs visit the rooeta by night and
knock the dg.ted bird. off their perches
in great numbers. They a.e brought
to market la gruin sacks. Th writer
heard of one man bringing Into mar-
ket at one time ISO dozen, u single
night'* mwnderau* work. The robin*
are sold on .tht streets for from 14
cent* to 30 cents a doruu. There la n<*
law agalnat the wholoeale slaughter, ..
but many people in th* aouth are In-
teresting themsaivea in securing auch
legislation aa will put-a-stop to it On*
reason for the Indifference with which
our favorite 1* regarded Is that h* la
only a winter vialtor and doesu't com-
pete ae a song bird with the cardinal
and the mocking bird, both of which
are common and great favorites Much
of this pot huntlug Is done br nogroea
for sport The roblna are also ahot.
hut tlie slaughter In thia way la small
compared with the wholesale destruc-
tion of the torch and the club.—Oa*
trot: iFree Preaa.
Office fir*t door east of Kattle Furniture
S-ore. Res'dcnce h! VV It SnW
ver s. (yjLce TVVOTVC \9, Heft'vdeTiofe
VWmM. ALVA, OK.,
^Surg«oiti - —
—CALIFS answere«l DAY and NIGHT.
A st^ecia! treatment for «. . . _-
CaUr lfe-eqi 1 to Slocums U^VQL,
AoSe ln«l' f OrMMf Tnttaeoo Soil.
In a certain section or North Caro*.
Una. haa been grown tor v ars a to-
ba*.oo unexcelled by any produced In
Cuba. Now a almilai soil has b en
fuand in South Carolina, aud all other
*rup* In. that region are to be re ti ed
la. favor- at the we>ed. The dlacovery
waa tuade by muena of the ord'nary
little ivd ant to whom the sluggard
wa* Inetfucted to If the anthills—
too** mucer-Hke. for* Ificationa ot
eartlthe top of tfce hole*- are made
ot y«H w . clay bm tght up from tb*
suhavil. yoa are on good' tob.icco land.
If.,they are.made of r«| or brown or-
b'aek earth-you need n«t plant to-
bacco there. Ml over 'be south [arm-
*r* are plnm« anthiiU for thia
magic yellow olay
Mr. John H; Newman to Miss Nellie
Green, by Elder Davison of Ruscue:
The fcroom, baicer known aa 'Johnny'
is a sol er. industrious young man,well
known through ti® county, having the
highest respect of 'all. Ht- itas a fine
farm two miles fruro town, where he
Tiuftt a neat little cottage last winter,
presumably for the general improve-
ment of his place but it seems now
fop a fixed purpose, which he has now
The brides-needs :no introduction to
people of thig vicinity, having* grown
towomanhood among us. Harfather,
S. M. Greene, was the first Mttler to
establish a permanent settlement after
tlie "Opening' , where they have re-
mained ever since. . Miss Nellie com-
pleted the common school course of
the county and has taught two suc-
cesaful terms of School and now under-
takes a more select one.
The Republican extends its most
earnest congratulations, especially to
Johnny and. wishes them a long anil,
happy lifg.-—Fairview Republican
The Headlight joins with the man#
friends of Mr. Newman in this part of
county, un wishing the young. 'TOple*
prosperous and happy voyage.tte-iUgb
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