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TULSA DAILY WORLD
THURSDAY, DEO. 21, 1905.
THAT IS WE HAVE THEM
Gift Books for children, girls, women, boys
and men. Dolls, Toys, Games, Bibles, Ink
Wells, Fountain Pens, Sationery and all that
goes to make a Xmas Tree complete and not
so without them. We also bought a part of
a bankrupt stock of new ideas in Fancy Box
Paper, and offer it to you at what it would
cost us direct. Don't miss looking over our line
before you buy. It will pay you. Call, Call,
Call, and hurry before it is all picked over.
We wish you a merry Christmas and a
happy New Year.
AT THE POSTOFFICE
THOUGHTS ON Ml SIMS GIVING
GIFTS TO POOR, SICK AND NEEDY
The True Christmas Spirit Is The One Which Carries Happiness
And Joy Where There Is Misery and Sorrow-Persons
Who Do This Are Doubly Blessed Themselves
The spirit (if Christmas is uhrnnd
in the laud, permeating everything
and everybody with its influences, and
infusing new thoughts, new ideas,
new resolves and new purposes into
men and women who at every other
period during the year find it impos
sible to raise themselves above the
practical, everyday concerns of life.
The words "Christmas," and "giv
ing" are synonymous, for at this sea
son everybody is possessed with the
one single intention of making some
body happy with a gift. It is a beau
tiful thought that the very first
Christmas witnessed the birth of a
babe in far-off Bethlehem, given to
the world to redeem it and purify it
and make it holy, (bid's great gift
to man has made the world supreme
ly happy ai"l mtitle it possible for
each one of us to carry happiness into
some home, some heart.
How the angels watched on the
morning of that first glorious Christ
mas, and how they hovered over the
mean resting place of the Infant as
He lay sleeping among t lie cattle in
the stable! It was a holy day,
fraught with blessings to mankind.
The word has come down to us only
that we rail it "holiday," and are
too apt to forget the sacredness that
belongs to it. Whether we intend
to or not we celebrate the greatest
casioii, save one, the world has ever
witnessed that one the day on which
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ine uaoe, grown iino iiiiiniioixi, pii-j
fects the work, for which he was giv
en, and dies a cruel and shameful
Men's hearts are opened at Christ
mastime. The spirit of the P.ethlehein
babe is with us and we rise above the
sordid, soul closing affairs of the j
world and find a happiness in blessing
others. "It is more blessed to give
than to receive" will be experienced
this Christmas by the -rreat majority
living as it has been experienced for
the past eighteen hundred years.
There are two or three tilings which
greatly enhance the value of a gilt,
and they should be borne in mind in
order that the giver and the recipient
obtain the greatest good. It is not
always the intrinsic value of a gift
which most highly commends it. We
heard a preacher in a Tulsa church
say last Sunday morning that the
gift that had been the most talked
about for eighteen centuries past was
the widow's mite. It was the spir
it which prompted the giving of the
mite that made the gift famous.
Therefoiv, the first consideration
is the spirit which prompts the gift.
The second is the kind nature or
finality f gift, and the third is
the person w!i is to receive it. If
we weigh these considerations care
fully and profit by so doing, we will
receive more satisfection from our
giving this Christmas than some of
us, probably, have done in the past.
Charles Pickens, more than any
other writer, has shown the secret
of Christmas happiness. His inimi
tably stories will remain classics for
many generations because they come
'close to the heart and, as they say in
Texas, "get a fellow where he lives."
Dickens was always on the side of the
poor and the needy, the distressed
and the wretched, and here is the
charm of his : writings. There are
many "Scrooges" today, many who
do not rare how others are suffering
so long as they are comfortable them
selves; many who wilfully and delib
erately shut their eyes to sorrow and
misery and make no effort to alleviate
it. If Christmas this year would come
to such as it did to Scrooge, how much
more happiness there would be in
this world !
The needy are those who most re
quire gifts. There is little pleasure
to be given a person who has every
thing by the bestowal of another gift
it is those who have nothing that
can properly appreciate. There are
in the world today thousands upon
thousands to whom Christmas is the
saddest time of the year, because it
forces in upon them more roughly
and strongly than ever the fact of
their poverty. They witness a re
joicing in which they have no share.
We have in Tulsa this Christmas
many such. Can we do anything to
make the blessed, holy day any bright
er for themf If we can and do we
shall ourselves enjoy the most de
lightful euson in our experience.
Our stores are full of good things
and lovely things and little pinched
faces longingly survey them from the
outside. Our people are buying and
carrying home large and small pack
ages containing gifts to gladden the
hearts and surprise their loved ones,
but there are many to whom Christ
mas morning brings nothing but added
misery. Our tables will, groan with
good things, but how many there'll
lie who are hungry. Can we, will
we, widen our sphere of giving and
make those glad in Tulsa who know
no joy, whose' lives are spent in the
Don't stop to question, to inquire
whether the case is a worthy one or
not. All children are worthy; they
are Christ's little ones, no matter
what their surroundings, and in bring
ing joy to them you can make no ui...
take. Remember the sick and tV af
flicted while you are strong ami do
ing well. Heinember those who have
been bereft during the year, whose
loved ones are spending their first
Christmas in heaven, and you can take
the word of the best men and women
who have ever lived that you, your
selves, will have the grandest, most
joyful Christmas you have ever ex
perienced. Trv it. It is worth while.
ADA IS A GOOD TOWN
Once a Cotton Field Now Blossom
ing Into Fine City.
Ada. I. T.. Dec. 21. One of the
coming cities of the northeast portion
of the Chickasaw nation is Ada, lo
cated on the Frisco, Katy and Okla
homa Central Railroads, surrounded
by a fine farming country. It is only
five years old and has a population
of ."),000. It was once a field of cot
ton. .On the cross road was a store
and postofllce managed by W. J. Heed.
In naming the jsist ofllce. Mr. Reed
settled tqMin the name of his oldest
daughter, Ada. As fooii as the Fris
co built through the country the old
town was abandoned and the govern
ment established a townsite south of
the depot. Settlers arrived and bus
iness was brisk. Deeds were issued
and the vacant lots were sold at their
appraised value. So confident were
some people of Ada becoming a large
and important city that resident lots,
six blocks from the business portion,
sold for 1,000. Business hits that
were purchased at the beginning for
iri"0 are now selling for ir',.')0(l. With
in a ruilius rf live miles from Ada
can be found plenty of white, red
marble, limestone and sandstone,
which is used for building purposes.
Ada is the recording ollice for the six
teenth district, and also has a I'uiled
States district court.
Antiseptic Linen and Ster
ilized Razors with every
shave at the
Robinson Hotel Barber Shop
Tulsa Kneampnient, No. 'JO, will
mm't next Thursday night (Dec. 21)
at 7:1" p. m., at Masonic Hall. He
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A. STACFFF.R, Scribe. HO-4
Stone Livery Barn
Kverytbing in season the Christ
inas season can lie had at The Ox
ford, properly cooked and served. S'.'
Good rigs and courteous treatment
ARTHUR ANTLE, Prop.
Give us a part of your trade.
Best set of Teeth $8.00
22K Gold Crown S.00
Gold Fillings . 1.00 up
Silver Fillings 50 up
Cleaning Teeth 75
Only the very best material
used. Every operation painless.
Office always open.
Dr. E. E. Prescott
Room 19 Alexander Building
near the Midland Valley depot. Popu
GEO. T. WILLIAMS, Prop.
Furnishes you amusement and
entertainment these long even
ings. A Regular Gymnasium of
THE ELECTRIC PIANO EN
Mechanical Shooting Gallery,
Penny Arcade, Box Ball Bill
iards and pool. The Lung
Test,, The Electric Test, The
Lifting Test, The Gripping
Test. Everybody invited.
West 2d street
Coleman ft Moss,
Corner First and Boston
A new line of staple and fancy gro
ceries. Butcher shop in connection.
Ready for business with the "right
prices." Everything clean and up-to-
Gardner & Mossberger
Holland & Winterringer's Old Stand
Say! Mr. Builder! Do You
Patronize Hnme Industry?
THE Tll'A STONE CO.
Makes and sells tl best Stone
on the Market lui high grad
buildings and all parts con
nected therewi' h.
We make Concrete Side
walks and Fo inflation and
sell fresh Portland d ment.
Materials alwjys on band.
THE TULSA STONE CO.
C. O. FRYE. Manager.
Ronton and Katy Track. Tutu, 1. T.
120 acres first-class land,
$15.00 per acre. This land
is graded by the govern
ment at $6.50. Perfect
title guaranteed. Forty
This land is as good as
any in the Territory and
will be sold on payment of
$350 cash, balance 10 yrs.
at 8 per cent. All expense
of examination of the land
Eaid. Enquire at this of
ce for information.
& Tool Company
The Machine Shop of Tulsa
If you want anything in the
machinery line, call on us and we
will see that you have the best of
workmanship by mechanics who
are fully experienced with the
best of machinery.
Let us figure with you on any
thing you may need in the line of
Boilers, engines, pulleys, shaft
ing, belting, etc. Work done
promptly, day or night.
and Tool Shop
Tulsa, I. T.
East First Street Pnone 316
OSAGE STONE CO.
Ollice Room 1, Over Shackle's
A large supply of rubble and
range on hand at all times
Blue Point Cafe.
In the City.
Game, Fish, Meats of all Kinds. Meals
and Short Orders.
, Eat Ut and
J. D. RINOSTAFF, Prop. Boston.
M. V. R. R.
The New Line Offers the
Little Rock Birmingham
Memphis Atlanta, Ga.
and all points East and Southeast. Let me
name you our rates.
W. 0. SHAFFER, Agent
Tulsa, I. T. .
J. F. KIRKPATRICK
T. M. MILLER
Kirkpatrick 8 Miller,
THE MEN WHO SELL
The Best Bargains In the City.
Bank of Commerce Bide. PHONE 97. Tulsa, Indian Territory.
Opened for Business February 11, 1904.
CONDENSED FINANCIAL STATEMENT OP
The Bank of Commerce
Tulsa, Indian Territory
At the Close of Business on the 25th day of August, 1905.
Loan and Discounts $ 125.645.49
Furniture and Fixtures... ' j''4-.1
Cash and Sight Exchange... 94,'.i59.13
The Above Statement is Correct.
Capital Stock paid In I 2j.000.00
Surplus and Profit H.StLUt
Time Corlincatea XllM
S 221 967.88
J. H. McBIRNEY, Cashier
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Low Rate Excursions
Christmas and New Year Holi
day Excursion Rates
Sell Dec. 22, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31 and Jan. 1. Return limit
January 4. To certain points in Tennessee, Mississippi, Ala
bama, North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisi
ana, Kentucky and Virginia. Tickets will be sold Dec. 21,
22 and 23, with return limit of 30 days.
Winter tourist rates to certain points in Mississippi, Geor
gia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina and Texas.
Also to Denver, Colorado Springs, Pueblo anH Trinidad,
Colo. Sell daily, return Kmit 90 days.