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Muskogee Ci meter. I
W. H. TWINS, E41Ur.
MUSKOGEE, . . IND. TBR.
NEW OTATE NEWS.
Wnnetto hns a now Imnk, called tho
Wanetto Stalo bank.
TJio Seminole land office opens at
Wewolca Thursday of this week.
Oklahoma City, Shawneo and El
Reno each had a day at the World'u
Cecil Casey, twelve years old, was
instantly killed near Woatherfnrd by
being kicked in tho throat by n
Tho .Indian Torritory ho:ird of
pharmacy, recently appointed by
Judge Raymond, met at Muskogo last
Tho Universal Gas, Oil and Mining
company of Woatherford haa been in
corporated, with a capital stock of
Tho now telephone- system at South
McAlostor will bo nnder ground, and
will coat in Iho neighborhood of ?50,
Brewster Bros.' threshing cngino
blew up at Camogio last Thursday,
killing George Urowator and seriously
injuring his brother, Cryon. A third
hi other was badly scalded.
Tho Eufaula Indian high school
opened on tho first with a good at
tendance. Tho building had been
remodeled and electric lights put in.
J. W. Mansol, a farmer nour Ster
ling, raised four watermelons on ono
vine, tho total weight being 285
pounds. Tho largest melon weighed
80 Vj pounds, and tho smallest GO
Durant haa its first water works
pystem. Tho final IV t of tho plant
has been mado, showing a pressure of
ono hundred and twenty-five feet to
(ho square inch. The cost of tho
plant was ?82,000.
Judge Rnymond, ono day last week,
at Muskogee, sentenced fifty-four pris
oners convicted of various ot'fonso3.
Nineteen of the prlsouers wore sent to
the fedoral prison at Fort Loav.cn
wort and tho balanco will bo taken
caro of in tho jails at Muskogee and
An offort ia being made by hi
mothor to have George Mattox par
doned from tho penitentiary at Lans
ing, where ho is serving a life sen
tence for murder. This is his sec
ond torm for murder. His mothor
secured a pardon from President Mc
Kinloy for his first offense.
Recently a negro named T. W. Bur
Ion, residing at Guthrio. was arrested
on a chargo of assaulting J. T. Sparks,
a Choctaw brakemnn, with a knife, as
tho train was pulling into town from
tho west. Burton was fined $l0 and
Septombor 10th two prominont
farmers of Comancho county, Georgo
W. Bridges and Andrew J. Bickett,
will havo a hearing beforo tho pro
bato court at Lawton upon tho chargo
of having burned prairio Hb'plly. The
complaint was sworn" to by ono of
El Reno is to havo a fine park,
olghty acres of which is to bo a lako,
Iho water to bo pumped into it from
tho Canadian river. Tho farm of
Judgo Frank Glllett is to bo converted
into the park.
A Cucumber Grew!
A green cucumber grow where dews
awoot noctrir sent,
Wlicicln u garden old wcro odors redo
lent! The sunlight kissed the vino, tho carlh
Us succor lent.
And breezes snug by day where moon
beam shnfts were blent
Thus this cucumber grew to girth of
TwaH jjlucked and sold a I last to Mr.
The peddler peddled long and fold It lo
Who peeled and ate tho "pick'1 with di
vers nmllo and smnek
'Tvvas then that pickle green began lo
hump Its back!
It griped and bucked and growled, tried
every wicked tack;
Rolled over and lay down, then bunched
up like a rock,
Til Jim ho plumb collapsed as limber as
They called the doctor hence, lie looked
both wise and strong
Jo copo with pain and pang and every
Ho pumped Jim's Inaldcs out. It didn't
take him long;
But Jim ho gngged and died! Ills spirit
Joined tho throng
Of those long gone beforo who now aro
halo and glad
Upon his tomb wo read this doleful mes
"A green cucumber grew where dcw9
sweet nectar lent;
Jim ate It and now dwells in climes magnificent!"
Joshua Fumbleberry, farmer, was
born with a pain. Sometimes it was
in his stomach and sometimes it was
in his imagination, but it was ubiq
uitous. Joshua was not one that suffered in
silence, but .was a devout npostlo of
tho philosophy of King Crony in a
paroxysm of gout "Nature knows
best and she says, 'roar!'"
"Land a-goshon, Joshua," complain
ed his long enduring wife, "yo'll be
havin that there appendicitis in yer
mind some day, and tho doctor won't
bo able t' do a thing fur ye, causo he
caln't operate on yer imagination and
when yo git dead sot on it, nothin'
but an opcratlon'll ever git ye over
"You wimmon folks talk too much,"
snarled Joshua hotly, "but I s'poso ye
wouldn't bo happy if yo didn't jam
about so much wind er missed a
revolution occasionally. When I'm
sick, I'm sick, ain't I? Ye doan't
s'poso I'm sick cub I enjoy it, do ye?"
That was tho beginning.
"A man gits mighty little sympathy
in this world," moaned Joshua at 10
p. m. two days later, when a sharp
pain attacked him in tho left side
about three inches below and slightly
back of his lower vest pocket.
Deliberately at first, thon with ac
celerated rapidity, tho tmth rushed
upon him. Ho had appendicitis!
"Go fer th' doctor, Mirandy! Go
quick!" ho bawled. "I'vo got It this
time sure. EC I should die," moaning,
"aforo yo git back, they's $10 hid in
tho granary that yo didn't know about,
an'," holding his hand clasped close
ly ovor tho pain, "my will's made out
and down t' Pikovillo in th' oillco o'
"But go! Go!" as Mirandy, her
arms akimbo, stood immovable in an
attitude of gathering defiance.
"Joshua Fumbleberry, yo ain't got
no more appendicitis" than I hov, an,'
I ain't goln t' mako no dark ride.o'
eight mllo8 through mud and water"
to git yo a doctor when yo don't need
none. I'vo been a good an' faithful
wife tor yo and alius , cared fer ye
when yo wuz sick, but I'm through
chasin' pill peddlers t' fix up yor im-
-agination, so there!"
"So thoro" was accompanied by a
determined stamp of the foot and
Joshua know tho ultimatum was final,
but his blood and his imagination
wero up. Besides, didn't ho have ap
pendicitis and wasn't he at that very
momont a man markod for tho cold
and clammy silence of tho grave?
''Mirandy Fumbleberry," Joshua
spoke intensely, "of you don't git th
doctor fer mo, aforo midnight I'll dlo
or I'll git' a divorce, an', an' I don't
"Take yer choice, Jo3hua," retorted
tho wife stolidly. "Take yer choice!"
"Then I'll go myself fer the doc
tor," he sobbed, jumping from the
sofa and shuffling into his overcoat.
"Ef I die ye'll be satisfied, but I ain't
goin' t' die without a chance ter Keep
yo from spendin my money yet
awhile! Oh, Lord! Oh, Lord! gimme
strength!" he beseechod as he feebly
passed out Into the dooryard toward
An hour later Doctor Phil Graves
of Pike's Corners was aroused from
his 11 o'clock snooze by a loud rap
ping. "Come on out t' our house quick,
Doc," shouted Fumbleberry through
tho closed door. "I'll order yer hosses
hitched as I go past th' livery stable.
They ain't no time f lose!"
"Whoso sick." queried Doctor
Graves, in the weird light at tho top
of the stair case but all ho heatd as
feet clattered down tho steps was:
"Out to Fumbleberry's, eight miles
north!" and tho rumbling of wheels
as tho caller hurtled away in tho
Muttering fervent anathemas upon
his ill luck, Doctor Graves shuffled
out of his pajamas and prepared a
hasty tollot fer a cold and cheerless
ride over black and soggy roads.
Bespattered and benumbed, ho
reached tho Fumbleberry home just
as tho kitchen clock struck the half
hour after midnight.
"Who's sick?" ho queried, entering
tho house and handing his coat to
Mrs. Fumbleberry. "I thought it must
be you. Got some company?"
"It's Joshua," lisped Mirandy, quiet
ly! "He's goin' t' die!"
"Joshua?" shouted Dr. Graves.
"Joshua? Why he drove In after me!"
"I know, doctor; I couldn't .go,"
lamely. "He's got the appendicitis in
his appendix and he can't live! Ho'3
In hero. Come in!"
Buried in a heap of feathers, quilts
and fan)ily overcoats lay Joshua Fum
bleberry, shaking pitifully and groan
"Well, I'll bo blamed!" gasped Doc
tor Graves, explosively.
"Turn ovor here. Let me get a look
at you. Any pain here?" pressing
tho flesh over tho appendix.
"No, doc, no! It's on th' tother
side! Oh! Oh! Oil!"
"Appendicitis don't come on the left
side, Mr. Fumbleberry. Let's "
"It don't? It don't?" screamed the
excited patient. "I thought it could
como on both sides!"
"Both sides at once, eh?" growled
tho physician, continuing his examina
tion. "Mr. Fumbleberry," Doctor Graves
was deliberately impressive -as he held
something aloft on the end of his pen
knife, "you've had a wood-tick on you,
A surprised groan was the only" In
terruption and the physician contin
"Havo your wife put a bandago
about you to keep tho blood off tho
linen, and then go to sleep. Good
"WeV. do tell, Mirandy," whimper
ed Joslua repentantly, "did ye ever
know auout that there appendix alius
growin on the right sido? But yer
glad ain't ye, Mirandy, thet I ain't
dead ain't yo7"
"Where did ye sny that there money
was hid in the granary, Joshua?' dip
lomatically. "I hain't had a new go-t'-meetin'
dross for sovon years," re
plied Mirandy meaningly.
"It's In a tin box in the corn shelter,
Mirandy," sighod Joshua moekly.
"Git a new dross, Mirandy! Git a new
And Mirandy did!
WAR NEWS FOR STUDENTt.
Japanese Girls at Bryn Mawr Taking
Active Interest in Contest.
Among tho students at Bryn Mawr
aro several Japanese girls, who take
tho liveliest interest in tho progress
of tho war between their country and
Russia. Of course they read all they
can get hold of In the way of news
concerning the conflict, but their most
cherished information consists of tele
grams received constantly from homo
through private sources. These are,
of course, brief, but they concern al
ways tho most recent event, and what
with accurate knowledge of tho geog
raphy of tho theater of war and with
their supplementary reading of avail
able newspapers, the young women
are able to keep posted to a close de
gree. It is said, Indeed, that some of
these telegrams are more or less offi
cial in their character and aro for
warded by or at least through the co
operation of the Japanese government.
New York Globe.
Tho city man longa for tho dalb
and tho dingle; tho country man
yearns for the noise and the bustle
and both, when, permitted to visit
the scenes of their longings, are dis
appointed. Tho plcturo is always
most beautifully blended from a distance.
Triplets Attain Their Majority.
A unique event has recently been
celebrated In Manchester, England, In
the coming of ago of the triplet sons
of Mr. Edward Buck, of Buford
House, Whalley Range. The three
young men aro all associated with
their father In business In Manches
ter. They wero born on June 27, 1883.
The coming of ago was celebrated at
a gathering of relatives and friends
from Manchester and Carlisle, held at
Windermere. Thero wero eighty
guests at dinner, and the assembled
aunts and uncles of the three young
men presented them each with a gold
Folks is all timo cryin' out fer jus
tice, but if ever' man had justice done
him dar'd bo many vacant lots in do
real estate of dis worl'. Atlanta Constitution.
To Bring the Babies Around.
When a little human machine (or
t. largo one) goes wrong, nothing is so
important as tho selection of food
which will always bring it around
"My little baby boy fifteen months
old had pneumonia, thon came brain
fever, and no sooner had he got over
theso than he began to cut teeth and,
being so weak, ho was frequently
;hrown into convulsions," says a Col
"I decided a change might help, so
took him to Kansas City for a visit.
tVhen wo got there ho was so very
veak when he would cry ho would
link away and seemed like he would
"When I reached my sister's homo
ihe said Immediately that we must
!ecd him Grape-Nuts and, although I
ad never used tho food, we got some
iLd for a few days gave him Just the
lilco of Grape-Nuts and milk. Ho
;ot stronger so quickly wo were soon
'ceding him the Grape-Nuts itself and
!n a wonderfully short timo he fat
tened right up and became strong
"That showed mo something worth
knowing and, when later on my girl
;ame, I raised her on Grape-Nuts and
Iho is a strong healthy baby and has
eon. You will seo from tho little
photograph I send you what a strong,
ihubby youngster the boy is now, but
lo didn't look anything likto that be
!oro wo found this nourishing food.
3i ape-Nuts nourished him back to
itrength when ho was so weak he
iculdn't keep any other food on his
tomachil' Name given by -Postum
"Jo., Battlo Creek, Mich.
All children can bo built to a more
iturdy and healthy condition upon
Srapo-Nuts and cream. The food
contains tho elements nature de
riarlds, from which to make the soft
ray filling in tho ncrvo centers and
rain. A well fed brain and strong,
;turdy nerves absolutely insure a
I-ook in each pkg. for the famous
Ittlo look, "The Road to Wellvillt." j