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Ardmore, Friday, January 4,
THE DAILY ARDMORGITC
QUEER EFFECT OF WEALTH
HOW PEOPLE SUDDENLY MADE
RICH SPEND MONEY.
Wet Virginia Mountain Farmer
ought Patent Leather Shoei
With First Oil Royalty
Axe Given at Present.
In West Virginia many persons
hne suddenly became well-to-do
throught tlio Ilndlng of oil on their
barren (arm land. Tlio olTuctH of
wealth on those newly rich onus have
One old suction hand, living near
Matinltigton, owned a Mule house and
n very smnll plot of ground. A firm
of drillers made the customary bar
gain with him, and planted their der
rick right alongside his house.
They struck oil and they struck It
rich, The woll developed nil out
put of about 200 barrels per day. Tho
old section hand's share amounted to
something like $37.50 n day. ThU Is
not so bad for n man who had never
earned more than $l.'-5 a day In his
He threw up his job on tho railroad
nnd now ho Just sits on the porch day
In mid day out nnd watches tho slow I
movements of tho great wooden walk- j
Ing beam of the pump that Is drawing j
for him from nature's wealth a sum
each day totally beyond his capacity
to spend. At his time of life there Is '
little likelihood or his Hcqulrlng new
tastes that would make his money of j
An old farmer living near Volcano,
on the Parkorsburg branch of the Hal
tlmoro & Ohio, had a few acres of
barrun land, nnd he willingly nllowed
some prospectors to put down a well
on his property. A giiBher was tsruck
anil tho farmer's share or tho oil soon
amounted to $2,000, which sum all in
cash was turned over to him.
A dollar In cash had been an unus
ual sum for him to havo at one time,
nnd tho hidden possession of so much
mono y tilled him with a deslro to
spend some of It. Ho donned his best
suit of Jeans and took tho next morn
ing's accommodation train for Park
ersburg. After wandering about the city all
day, looking for n sultablo Investment
ho llnally paid $1.SU0 for a finely bred
bull. There was Just about as much
use on a farm for a bull ns there
would bo I'litho proverbial china shop.
The sterll esoll of his farm did not
produce enough blades of grass to fur
nish tho bull with one good feed, nnd
tho farmer had no other food lit for
When asked by his neighbors why
In tho world he had .nado such a use
of his money, In- simply ropllej.
"Well, 1 had to spend the mone
At tho bottom of a pleco of farm
land on tho sldo of a mountain lived
a snako hunter, ns the West Virginia
mountain farmer Is nicknamed. In a
llttlo log hut. The dally faro or this
man nnd his family had never been
anything other than tho far-famed
"cornbiead mid sow belly." In sum
mer ho went barefooted, while heavy
rawhide boots covered his feet when
cold weather came.
Oil was stitick on his farm in such
nimntltlos Hint the farmer's sliaro
promised t-ou - to niako him the j J
wealthiest man for miles around.
soon ns tho llrst Installment of cash
wa3 paid over to him he was seized
with tho deslro to spend. He rondo
arrangements to pay the town a vlsli
Using Shank's mare, his solo means
. of conveyance, by tlio way, he took a
sort cut across tho mountains until
ho reached the Binall railroad town
that mennt metropolis to him, and the
very llrst thing lie bought was a pair
of patent leather clioes.
Perhaps tho host example of all the
embarrassment caused these folk by
tho sudden acquisition of wealth was
tho enso of a family of mountaineers
In Calhoun County. This ram-
consisted of father, mother and
four grown sons. Kvery member or
the household wns over bIx reet In
height nnd large and strong In propor
without seeing (10 cash from one,
year's end to tho other.
Then wealth camo.
Prospectors traced oil until It led to
the neighborhood of the old log house,
and a well was driven on tho place,
upon the usual terms. gusher re
sulted nnd when the money for the
first month's output was placed In the
hands of tho father tho very first
thing ho and the boys thought of was
that something must bo bought for
So, after a long consultation, they
finally decided to buy her n new nx.
J. A. BIVEM3, PrMliUn!
DON LACY, Vl. PrU,M
A. H. PALMER, Cashlsr
rnim c CAn ac cHr.
The City National Bank
APDMOnC. I INDIAN TIHRITO"
Surplac Fnds 75.000.0tt
AiqU f Irsi s4 ImdlTlduaU wlUlteJ Oourtwm trmtsbc:
accorded to al! silk
FUS FIXICO'S LETTER.
Alex Posey's Spilt Log Lunch for Any
So It wa llotgun ho sat on his ol'
spllt-njg bench unuer tho brush arbor
at Oche Ounfn, nil' smoke slow nn'
look way oft In the Injun summer long
time. Then ho was spit ag'in a scrub
oak an tell Tokpafkn Micro an' Wolf
Warrior and Kouo Harjo. "Wei., jo
tho Omit Spirit was manifest 'Imself
In lots ' different ways. In olden
times Is Israel, ho was showed him
self In tho burning bush, an' In llaby
lon Ho was showed himself In hand
writing on tho wall, an' In I'gypt
In a pillar of fire nt night. He was ap
peared In different ways m different
lan's to suit tho occasion, nn He was
appeared nowndays samo as In tho
dnys o' Moses an' I'haroah an' 11111
Shnizer. So Tuesday, November 0,
1900', he was manifest himself lu IuJIn
Territory an' Oklahoma In the ballot
bo nn dumbfounded the carpet-baggers
an' put an end to their Iniquity.
Tho mighty chief of tho plo counter
an' tho high priests o' Mammon was
seized with big consternation, an' tho
peoplo was delivered from tho bond
age o' Hltchcocktsm.'
(TokpafKO Mice air Wulf Warrior
an' Kono Hnrjo they was paid close
attention an' put near let their pipes
Then Tokpafko Mlcco ho speak up
an' say, "Well, so I think It was a
democratic cyclone, for they was lots
o' dead timber In tho senatorial forest.
Giant Plenty Sofnr an' Monarch Dug
last wns uprooted an' prostrated an'
they was no sturdy tree lert stnndln'
but Sequoia Haskell.'
An' llotgun ho go on nn' say, "Wen,
so statehood was n sad thing for tho
Injln, but I didn't had no tears to
shed liver the lost tribal rule, llko
Crazy Snako; for tho new state poli
tician, nn' I got all I want. Ho was
tolled mo off to ono sldo an' had bus
iness with mo for my local lnllucncc.
The News from San Francisco
Is that more of tho Firo Insurtinco companies
will nil befnre tho losses suo all settled.
If your Firo Insurance is with Cauti'.u &
Cannon you can rest assured that tho company
insuring you will not bo ono of them Unit fail.
CARTER & CANNON
A 17 Kinds of Insurance
P. 0. Bldg., Phone 22
Weinberger Liquor Co.
Successor to same Old Moses
Write today for Special Price List on Fine Whisky, Wines
prayer. Our sleep will bo more restful
If we havo claimed tho guardianship
Lit us take more time to speak
sweet, "foolish" words to those we
loe Hy slid b), when they can m
longe i hear us our "foolishness" will
seem more wise tlinn our wisdom.
I. t iih take time to resd the lllble.
lis treasures will Isst when we hao
i i n, (I to rare for tho war of political
I ii ties and fall nf storks or the petty
h ii'i'fiilngK or the day.
I et us lake time tti Ik' pleasant.
The small courtesies, which we often
omit I.m-mikv tluy aro small, will
some day look larger to us than the
wealth whlrh wo rovet or the fame
for which wo strnggle.
Let us take tlmo to get acquainted
wlili our families. Tho wealth, you are
accumulating, burdened father, busy
mother, can never bo a himio to tho
daughter whom on hnvo no time to
l-ot us take tlmo to get acquainted
with Christ. The hour Is coming swift
ly for us H 11 wheu one touch of Ills
bund In the darkness will mean more
than nil that Is written In the daybook
an ledger or In the i coords if our
little social world.
Since we must nil Inko tlmo lo die,
why should we not tnko time to live
-lo lle lu the larger sense of a life
M'gim here for eternity. Kansas City
THi: AHDMOItll TYPOOItAPHICAI.
I'NION. No. 019. Meets llrst Sun
day In each month at 3 p. m., at
Union Hall. J. W. liolledgo, Pres
ident; 1). II. (lalncs, Secretary.
llAMIHItS' JOUHNKY.MHN INTH.lt
NATIONAL UNION Meets first
and third Monday nights in each
month. O. II. Vnughan, president;
lllmcr Wright, secretary.
CAHPHNTKItS' ANI) JOINKIIS' Or
AMKItK'A, No. 10SS Meets every
Thursday night, 7:30, at Union
1 111, II. H. Cox, president; 1). N.
OP Kl.lICTIliCAL WOUKKUS
Meets second and fourth Hrldny
nlghts of inch month. K. M. Parker,
president; A. A. llolcomb, secretary.
In tho United States Court In tho In
dian Territory, Southorn District:
Stella lldwards, plaintiff, vs. 1. S,
Idwards, alias J. D. Edwards, defend
ant. No. CSSI.
Tho defendant, I. S. Kdwards, ollas
I). Kdwards, Is warned to annear
n this court In thirty days and an-
wor tho complaint of tho plaintiff.
Witness tho Hon. Hosoa Townscnd,
ildgo of snld court, and tho seal there
of, this 12th day of Dec, 1906.
3KAI.) C. M. CAMPIIKM., Clerk.
W. S. Crockett. Deputy.
W. H. How-man, attorney.
Attorney for non-resident, J. If. ila
Hirst published, Dec. 12, 100G.
IlUICKI-AYKltS', MASONS' ANI)
UNION. No. 9 Meets every Satur
day night. J. II. Dixon, president;
A. K llrown. secretary.
Ho wns cultivated iny ncqnalntanca I
for his party's sake. He wns propared
tho table before me In tho presence of
tho bartender an' hoi' up two fingers
an' call for a coupio ' small ones. He
was tell me, 'Kat, drink an" bo game,
for niaybeso tomorrow I want you to
vote for me."
Then Tokpafko Mlcco he speak if
ag'in. He say, "Well, uo long tlmo
ngu tho white man was put his arm
'roun tho Injln's neck an' give wins
ky an' big treaty medals for his lan'.
Hut now- It come to pass the white
man was had evcr'thlng the IuJIn got
but his vote. So ho was tolled him off
back In the alley If It wns In Mus
kogee, or to tho corner saloon, If It
was In Shawnee, an' set em up tu him
nn" glvo him entertainment an' try
to trado him out of It. Tho palefaco
was too cunning an' the rcdman wns
too easy. Ho wns sell his birthright
for a nip. You hear lots o' talk about
William lluzzabee, tho coal baron, for
senator, an' lllrd Makeflre for runnlii'
mate, but If you was listen right closo
to hear what my ol' lime frlen Nokos
Kile an' my ol'tlmo friend Hotulk Km
artha was runnln' for ou could heard
llko John 1). Uockyfellor an' dodgln'
lying In wait for ol' Clio Kka tu In
terview him 'bout his chances for con
gress, an' my ol'tlme friend Chepou
Holata wnsn't llvln' In retirement,
the kodak fiends an' stayln' out o' the
(Wolf Warrior an' Kono Harjo glvo
big grunt an' llotgun he look way oft
In tho Injun summer ag'ln nn' smoke
Let Us Take Time.
Tho Jefferson City Democrat has
the following which Is good advice
for all who would live a really happy
I-et us tako tlmo for the goodby
kiss. Wo shall go to tho day's work
with n sweeter spirit for It
Let us tako time for tho evening
TO REMAIN IN RANKS.
Hearst Han Enough and Will Not
New York. Jan. 3. William It.
Hearst roltoratod yesterday at n meet
ing or tho city commltteo lf tho Inde
pendence Lengue that ho will never
again bo n candidate for olllco. Mr.
"I must not and will not again ro n
candidate for nny olllco, but I am hi
much Interested ns ever nnd even
moro Interested than over In the pro
motion of principles of tho Independ
ence League. It seems to me that w
can nil feel satisfied upon what has
been nnd Is being ncrompllslied. An I
It seems tu mo that ns patriotic citi
zens wo need not enro particularly
what Individual put those prlrclplos
ami rerorms into errcc. s io.ig as
they actually aro blng accomplished
for the benefit of our fellow cltlzcnc.
"I bellevo tint the league will go
forward to further and better achieve
ments and I heartily offer you, mj
fr'-'nds, my best sorvlces ns a follow
weikcr to those endc."
IlKTAH, CI.K11KS' I. P. UNION, No.
0.15 Meets second and fourth Mon
day nights In each month. Umla
S. Shelkowits, president; L. 1).
PAINTKHS. DKCOHATOHS' AND
PAPKUIIANOKItS' UNION No. 228
Meets every Wednosdny night
of each month nt Union Hall, (luy
Crenshaw, president; J. A. Spenrs,
AHDMOIti: TIIADKS COUNCIL
Meets first and third Hrldny nights
In each mouth nt Labor Hall. W,
C. Itenves, president; D. N. Hergil
TKAMSTKIf UNION. No. BS3 J. II
DoArmond, president (1. W. Young,
Wo aro offering bargains In guns,
Como In and look through our stock,
I1IVKNS, COUHN & HUKNSLKY,
lleforo you buy your 1907 nccount
books bco what wo can do for you
Largo stuck hero that offers especial
ly good trades.
30 H. J. IIAMSKY, Druggist,
D.ilutlnesB has come ici bo tho mo
dern woman's chkf charm.
Kovcry pleco of furnlturo In our
liouso Is right rrom tho factory and
the newest doslgns nr cshown. Como
In nnd look through.
ICtr CHICKASAW KUrtNiT' K'-: CO
Kovory pleco of furnlturo In our
liouso Is right from tho factory and
tho nowest designs aro shown. Como
In and look through.
ICtf CHICKASAW HUnNITUIlK CO
No need of school children becom
ing stoop-shouldered. Wo havo shoul
der braces from $1.00 to $2.80 that
will keep them straight without dls
onnrort. 30 H. J. IIAMSKY. Druggist.
Tho Chickasaw Kumlturo Company
has a magnificent line of the newest
designs In furniture nnd they offor nt
tractive prices. ICtt
Urown & llrldginan hnvo Just recelv.
rd tho biggest lino of frames nnd fram
ed pictures ever seen In Ardmore.
Mnko your friend happy by buying ono
of them for a Chrlstmns prosenL
lleniittful pictures In a homo mnko
tho homo more cheerful and happy
nnd many happy moments nro spent
In looking nt them nnd admiring them.
Como before tho rush of tho holidays
ttf nnowN & nniDciMAN.
If your home lacks tho common
emorgency remedies, tho prompt uso
of which may save serious Illness, let
us Block you up. Pure, patent reme
dies hero nnd cost Is little.
30 V. J. IIAMSKY, Druggist.
Newly Improved restdenco property
located In noted watering and health
resort nnd railroad freight division
point In Texas, for Ardmoro Improved
property. SIDNEY SUOOa.
DROWN 4 DRIDQMAN
Funeral Directors and Licensed
Largest line of Funeral Goods In
ISH THEIR MANY FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS A HAPPY, PR05PER0US NEW YEAR. With the opening
aax-vy jwu tumcj uui new guuus aim vv ui y uay uiiugs us r-uiittiuiiiig neAV ana inieresung. 10 prepare
for the new spring goods its necessary for us to maKe great reductions in almost every department to move our
heavier goods in order to have their room for the lightweight spring goods. We have the worst of the winter
yet to come, and with such reductions as the following you'll do well to taKe advantage of them while they last.
Men's and Boys' Suits
Tho mother wns K vigorous old wo-
almost as powerful as any of
tho rest of tho family, nnd upon her
devolved not only nil tho household
burdens, but the work of chopping all
tho wood as well. This latter duty U
not a light tnsk by nny menus.
Tho father and his sons wero good
examples of tho West Virginia seng
diggers that Is, diggers or ginseng
roots. Hotween times they would
hunt with rifles CO years old, with
barrels six feet In length nnd weighing
15 lo 20 pounds, with which all of
them were dead Bhots, and nno of
them could easily knock out tho eyo
of n squirrel nt tho top of tho high
Hut very llttlo work of any kind did
they condescend to do, nnd year after
year they spent their tlmo thus, living
In their old log liouso of ono room
One Lot Boys' Suits
All Mens andBys' Overcoats One-Fourth Off
LadiescioaRs Oras-Fifthto One-FourthOff
Children's and Misses' Coats One-Third
Ail Millinery On.Hlf Off
All our Heavy weight SKirts One-Fourth Off
We are so busy taRing stocll that we have not taften time to list here all our specials, nor to quote prices on
everything on which we place special reduced prices, but if you'll give us a few moments of your time we can
show you to much better advantage to both yourself and us. :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: ::
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