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W. H. TWINE, Editor.
NEW ft TATE NEWS
A contract has beon let. to drill for
oil and, gas at Cache.
CIT'.cdb of Clinton have organiaed
a protective game association.
Perry Is ec-nldorng tho bu'ldlng
of a creamery and ico cream plant,
At Canuto, school hao bebu uus
pended until after cottou picking is
During tho la'rt day of tho recent
fair at Apac o soven head of horses
woro reported stolen.
Women at Cordell have formed a
cosmopolitan cub to Btudy United
More than a thousand bales is the
record of tho two g'ns at Snyder, In
cluding tho ro:eipts for last week.
At Tishomingo tho citizenship court
dor led tho appl cHlon In the Glen
Tucker case. ' Six hundred appli
cants! are thrown out by this decision.
Indianapolis' offer of $400 bonus
and a free aite of six lots for tho es
tb 1 hirent of a cotton gin has still
G. W. Cole, a farmer living near
Falrmount, commlttod suicide by
shooting hlmsolf. Finauclai losses,
caused by spo-uhting, is supposed to
have driven him insno.
One thousand delegates, represent
ing thirty thousand members of the
anti-horsethlef ascsc'ation of tho two
terltprtes, held their nnnual conven
Hon in Gutbrio last week.
John Howard, a famor living near
S'aw:o2, was struck by llhtn us
whllo on his way to town. He was
Instantly k'lled. Howard was riding
upon a load of cotton, which ho was
taking to market.
Tho annual territorial couvont!oc
of tho German vcrein will bo hold In
Perry on December 4. This jurlsdlo
V'ti i-cl"dc- both Oklahoma and In
Tlo .lews of Oklahoma City have
launched a permanent church organ
ise 1 n and havo called Rubbi Lcwln
so'u to orfllato as minister during
the ensuing your.
Russell Boiling, n white msin, was
found lying unconscious near tho rail
road trck t South McAloster. He
died a few hours after bolug found
Tho body waH shipped to Jackson,
Miss., for burial.
C. G. JoTies, pre I 'cut of the Okil
homa City & Southwestern railway,
tret brought suit against the city ol
Law ton for 12,000, tho bonus which
the cltlzons of that town agreed tc
pay when tho road was projected, and
for which warrants wero Issued.
Prospects for plenty of cotton pick
ers aro good, as most of tho fields in
cc-trsl nn1 southern Toas have
ben picked out and tho wor'-ers ar(
coming north. Railroad ofri:lals saj
trains are loaded bringing thorn intc
Tho body of an unknown young
man, apparently about th'rty yenri
of age, was found near Paolt. Tht
man had been run over by a Santa F
tra n. The boy wis bad'y mangled
No marks or letters of Identification
wsre found upon hjm.
the yalua Of careful marahilllnrz and
analysis of facts In presenting a sub
ject to tho public.
The Mission of Whisky, Tobacco and
Tho Creator made nil things, we be
lieve. If iio, Ho must havo mado these.
Wo know what Ho mado food and
water for, and alr.nnd sunshine, but
why Whisky, Tobacco and Coffee?
They aro hero sure enough and
each performing Its work.
There must be seme great plan bo
bind It all; tho thoughtful man seeks
to understand something of that plan
and thereby to Judgo these articles
for tbolr true worth.
Let ub not say "bad" or "good"
without taking testimony.
There aro times and conditions
when it certainly seems to the casual
observer that tlieso stimulant narcot
ics are real blessings. u
Right there is the ambush that con
ceals a "killing" enemy.
Ono can slip Into tho habit of either
whisky, tobacco or coffee easy enough,
but to "untanglo" Ib often a fearful
It seems plain that there are clr
cumstanceo when the narcotic effect
of theso poisons is for tho moment
beneficial, but tho fearful argument
ugainot them is that seldom over does
ono And a steady user or either whis
ky coffee or tobacco frco from disease
of some kind.
Certainly powerful cloments In their
effect on the humun race.
It Is a matter or daily history, testi
fied to by literally millions of people,
that Whisky, Tobacco and Coffee aro
smiling, promising, beguiling friends
on tho start, but always false aB bell
Itself in tho end. once they get nrin
hold enough to show tholr strength,
they insist upon governing and drive
the victim steadily towards ill health
In Home form; if permitted to continue
to rulo, they will not let up until phys
ical und mental ruin sets In.
A man under that spell (and "under
the spell" Is coirect) of uny ono of
theso drugs frequently assuros himself
and his friends, "Why, 1 can leave off
any lime I want to. I did quit for u
week just to show I could." It is a
sure mark of tho slave when one gets
to that stage Ho wiggled through a
week, fighting every day to break the
spell, was finally whipped, and began
his slavery all over again.
The slave (ColTeo slave as well as
Tobacco and Whisky) dally reviews his
condition, sees perfectly plain tho
steady encroachments of disease, how
the nerves get weaker day by day and
demand tho drug that seems to smile
and offer relief for n fow minutes and
then loavo the diseased condition
plainer to view than ever and grow
ing worse. Many times tho Coffee slave
realizes that he .is between two fires.
He feels bad if he leaves off and a
little worso If ho drinks and allows
tho effect to woar off.
So it goes on from day to day.
Every night tho struggling victim
promises hlniBolf that ho will break
tho habit and next day when he feels
a little bad (as ho is quito suro to),
breaks, not the habit, hut his own res
olution. It Is noarly always a tough
light, with disaster ahead sure if the
There havo been hundreds of thou
sands of people driven to their graveB
through disoaso brought on by coffee
drinking alono, and it Is quito certain
that more human'misery is caused by
coffee and tobacco than by whisky, for
tho two first are more widely used,
and moro hidden and Insidious in the
effect on nerves, heart and other vital
organs, and are thus unsuspected un
til much of tho dangerous work is
Now, Reader, what Is your opinion
as to the real uso the Creator has for
those things? Take a look at the
Question from this point of view.
Thert is a law of Nature and of
Nature's God that things slowly evolve
From lower planes to higher, a sturdy,
'steady and dignified advance toward
, more perfect things in both the Physi
cal and Spiritual world. The ponder
ous tread of evolutionary development
Is fixed by the Infinite and will not be
quickened out. of natural law by any
of man's methods.
Thereforo we seo many illustrations
showing how nature checks too rapid
advance. Illinois raises phenomenal
crops of corn for two or three years.
If she continued to do so every year
her farmers would advance In wealth
far beyond thoso of othor sections or
countries. So Nature interposes n bar
every three or four years and brings
on a "bad year."
Hero we see tho leveling influence
A man is properous In his business
for a number of years and grows rich.
Then Naturo sets tho "leveling Influ
ence" at work on him. Some of his
Investments lose, ho becomes luxuri
ous and lazy. Porhaps it is whisky,
tobacco, coffee, women, gambling or
some other form. The intent and pur
pose 1b to lovel him keep him from
evolving too far ahead of the musses.
A nation becomes prosperous and
great like ancient Rome. If no level
ing influence set In sho would domi
nate the world perhaps for all time.
But Dame Nature sets her army of
"lovolers" at work- luxury, overeat
ing and drinking, licentiousness, waste
and extravagance, indulgences of all
kinds then comes the wreck. Sure,
Suro, Sure. -
Tho law of tho unit is the law of
the mass. Man goes through tho same
process. Weakness (in childhood),
gradual growth of strength, energy.
thrift, probity, prosperity, wealth, com
fort, ease, relaxation, self-indulgence,
luxury. Idleness, waste, debauchery,
dlf.enae, and tho wreck follows. The
"ievelers" are ia the bushes along the
pathway of every successful man and
woman, and they bag tho majority.
Only now and then can a man stand
out against these "Ievelers" and hold
his fortune, fame and health to tho
So tho Creator bos uso for Whisky,
Tobacco and Coffee to level down the
successful ones and those who show
signs of being successful, and keep
them back in tho race, so that the
great "field" (tho masses) may not be
left too far behind.
And yet we must admit that samo
all-wiso. Creator has placed it in tho
power of man to stand upright, clothed
in tho armor or a clean-cut, steady
mind, nnd say unto himself, "I decline
to exchange my birthright for a mess
"1 will not deaden my senses, weak
en my grip on affairs and keep my
self cheap, common and behind in for-,
tuno and fame by drugging with whis
ky, tobacco or coffee. Llfo is too
short. It is hard enough to win the
good things without any sort of handi
cap, so a man is certainly a 'fool trad
er' when ho trades strength, health,
money and the good things that come
with power for tho half-asleep condi
tion of the 'drugger,' with tho certain
ty or sickness and disease ahead."
It is a matter each individual must
decide for himself. He can bo a lead
er and semi-god if be will, or ho can
go along through lire a drugged clown,
a cheap "hewer of wood or carrier of
Certain it Is that whllo the Great
Father of us all does not scorn to
"mind" If somo of. bis children are
foolish and stupid, be seems to select
others (perhaps thoso he Intends for
somo special work) and allows them
to be threshed and castigated most
fearfully by theso "Ievelers."
If a man tries flirting with theso lov
olers a while, and gets a few slaps as
a hint, he had better take the hint, or
a good solid blow will follow.
When a man tries to live upright,
clean, thrifty, sober and undrugged,
manifesting as near as ho knows what
the Creator Intends ho should, happi
ness, health and peace soem to come
to him. Does it pay?
This article was written to set peo
ple thinking, to rouso the "God with
in," for every highly-organised man
and woman has times when they feel
a something calling from within for
them to press to the front and bt
about the Father's business." Don't
mistake it; the spark ef the InflnlN
is there and it pays in every way-
health, happiness, peace and eveo
worldly prosperity to break off th
habits and strip olean for tho world
cut out for ub.
It has been the business of th
writer to provldo a practical and easy
way for people to break away from
the coff-30 habit nnd be assured of n
return to health and all of tho good
things that brings, provided the abuse
has not gone too for, and oven then
tho cases whore the body has been re
built on a basis of strength and health
run into the thousands.
It Is an easy and comfortable step
to stop coffee instantly by having well
mado Postum Food Coffeo served rich
nnd hot with good oream, for tho color
and flavor is there, but nono of thfl
caffeino or othor nervb-destroying ele
ments of ordinary coffee.
On tho contrary, the most powerful
rebuilding elements furnished by Na
ture are" in Postum and they qulck'j
set about repairing tho damage. Sol
dom is it moro than two days aftei
the change is made before the old
stomach or bowel troubles or com
plaints of kidneys, heart, head ot
nerves show unmlstakablo evidence
of gotting better, and ten days' tlm?
changes things wonderfullj.
Literally millions of brain-working
Americans to-day uso Postum, having
found tho value and common sense io
C. W. POST.
VHAT THE KINQ CANNOT DO,
Royal Prerogative In England Haf
It is a prevalent and popular notion
that tho power possessed by tho mon
arch is absolute and almost withou)
limitation, says the Hour Glass. Thil
is a fallacy, as the following facte
will attest. Tho privileges and pow
ors relegated to royalty are manifold
and peculiar, but there are certalo
things that a king may not do.
While it is quite within tho prov
ince of the royal prerogative to .dis
pose of the entire army or navy an
also to declare war without consulting
anybody, yet our king could not util
ize a ponny of the public funds with
out permission from parliament. How
ever excellent and boneflcent hie mo
tivo may be for bo doing, tho king is
debarred from communicating with
any of his loyal subjects and tho same
limitation prohibits him from accept
ing gifts from any of his peoplo ex
cept in cases whore the offerings ar
presented through the medium of as
officer of tho state or an intimati
friend of his majesty. After an in
dividual has beon elcctod by his con
stituents to tako his seat in the Brit
ish senate at Westminster it is not Is
tho power of tho king himself to pre
vent tho member from occupying hi'
piaco in that august assombly.
Of his own royal prerogative Kin
Edward possesses full power to par
don a murderer, even after hos hat
been found guilty and sentenced t
death by tho representatives of th
law. Yet, by a curious statute of oni
of the Georges, the king is prevented
from exhibiting mercy or graco to i
willful sabbath-breaker. To render ev
ery new law absolute and Irrevocably
the royal autograph must be Invarla
bly attached thereto, nor is his ma
jesty ever permitted to perform bit
duty by proxy. Even tho salaries ol
tho king's servants are fixed by stat
and ho' cannot raise tho salary of blj
own butler except by permission o)
out of his own private purse. Tha)
tho king can do no wrong is obviouslj
the view taken by his counselors, fot
by the laws that hedgo the throne no
person can take action against bis
majesty and he cannot be arrosVJl by
tho emissaries of tho law on any pre
This One of the Years.
Johnny Pa, when was the year of
the big wind?
Father Any year when there was