The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 17, 1914 Page: 3 of 4
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CHARLES A. KORBLY
Secretary Houston Does Not
See a Reason to Lend
Cash to Farmers.
RURAL CREDITS DISCUSSED
There Should be Reorganization of
the Distribution System for
Washington, Dec. 12.—That there is
no emergency which justifies govern-
ment assistance to farmers directly j
through the use of government cash
or credit, was the position taken by j
Secretary Houston of the Department
of Agriculture, in discussing rural
credits in his annual report submitted
to President Wilson. Secretary Hons- j
ton's statement was regarded as In- I
dlcatlng the policy of the adininistra
Secretary Houston pointed out that
the new Iiank Law "takes just and
particular knowledge of the farmers'
requirements." He suggested that
any credit needs of the agricultural
community beyond those cared for un-
der the Federal Reserve Law should
be cared for by a system of "co-opera-
tive credit associations," financed with
private funds, by means of which the
combined credit of farming communi-
ties could be utilized, and by a system
of land mortgage banks, likewise pri-
Farmer is Independent.
"There seems to be no emergency
which requires or justifies government
assistance to the farmers directly
through the use of the government's
cash or the government's credit," said
the report. "The American farmer is
sturdy, self reliant and independent.
He is not in the condition or serfdom
or semi-serfdom in which were the
European peoples for whom govern-
ment aid was extended in some form
or other In the last century."
In advocating a land mortgage bank-
ing system and a system of co-opera-
tive credits associations, the report
asserted that the use of the funds
lent for productive purposes on the
farms covered by the mortgages
should be insisted upon. >
Of the Distribution.
Mr. Houston's report reviews the in
vestigation of the marketing and dis-
tribution system and while the study
is not yet sufficiently finished to ad-
mit of final conclusions, the work thus
far shows the need of a reorganization
of the distribution process. He says:
"In the present grass season, for ex
ample, Chicago has received Mexican
Canadian and Florida cattle at about
the same time, Steers raised in Cali-
fornia by an Oregon operator have
been shipped through Denver to Oma-
lra, and their beef sent to points on
the Atlantic coast. Hogs raised in
Illinois and sold at Indianapolis have
been slaughtered at Boston and a part
of their cured bacon shipped to Los
Angeles. Michigan dressed veal calves
expressed to South Water street com-
mission houses at Chicago have been
returned to the identical shipping
points from which they came to fill
orders from local retail markets."
OUR NAVY SECONDDK0LlETAGE IS less
Charles A. Korbly, a former
congressman from Indiana, has
been selected for appointment
by the president as solicitor of
the treasury to succeed W. T.
Thompson of Nebraska, re-
FREE POLICIES FOR WORKERS
Minneapolis Firm Starts a Welfare
Insurance Plan for Employes—
Believes It Will Pay.
Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 12.—Inaug-
urating in Minneapolis an employes
welfare plan along lines new to the
city, E. E. Atkinson & Co., has noti-
fied its staff of 2">0 employes that the
life of each of them has been insured
for an amount equal t« one year's sal-
ary. The insurance will be a gift in
recognition of service. The policy
certificate will he made out payable to
such beneficiaries as the recipients of
the gifts may designate. The writing
of the policy will establish a new high
record for the number of persons in-
sured under any one agreement in the
state of Minnesota.
The group insurance plan was ar-
ranged so that the insured will not
have to undergo medical examination.
This is a feature as distinctively new
in Minneapolis as is the group plan
itself. Every employe embraced by
the plan received an application sheet.
The only obligation upon any recipi-
ent will be the filling out of the blank
and the naming therein of the benefic-
iary. The blanks will be collected and
sent East. The Equitable Society will
forward the necessary certificate. The
firm will take care of the costs.
E. E. Atkinson, president of the com-
pany, said that the firm expects the
insurance will add a sense of protec-
tion to its employes, that the insur-
ance is given as an expression of good
Admiral Fletcher Puts Only
Britain's Fleet Above
There Is No Reason to Compete With :
England—Gives Some Details of j
the Navy's Preparations.
Washington, Dec. 11.—The aWlit>
of the American navy to meet sue-
cesslully the war fleets of any na-
tiou in the world except Great Britain
was asserted by Hear Admiral fletch-
er, commander-in-chief of the Atlantic
fleet, before the house naval affairs
Frankly admitting the overwhelm-
ing superiority of Great Britain's sea
force, Hie admiral said the possibil-
ity of conflict between the i'nited
Stales and tireat Britain was so re-
mote he did not believe in a naval
policy for this country designed to
control the oceans as against Eng-
Admiral Fletcher was under exam-
ination all day by the committee, at
the first public hearing on a naval
appropriation bill held in many years,
lie was plied with questions about
the condition of the navy, judged by
lessons of the European war, and in
course of the day made many refer-
ences to Great Britain, Germany, Rus-
sia, Japan and the Philippines.
Representative Roberts of Massa-
chusetts and others pressed Admiral
Fletcher about the actual condition
of the American submarines and he
finally testified there was only one
now in active first class condition.
Others are being overhauled at the
navy yards, undergoing alterations by
contractors, because of defects devel-
oped after they had been put in com-
mission, or for other reasons were not
now really In first class readiness.
About twelve submarines, he said,
were undergoing annual overhauling.
All the submarines, he added, should
he in full readiness and preparedness
for first class active service, "some
time in February, and they will then
be effective weapons."
Representative Williams of Illinois
asked how many submarines could be
put into active service at once for
hostilities. Admiral Fletcher replied
finally all the submarines could be
ready. If necessary, within two, three
or four weeks, and that "it just hap-
pened so," that so many were being
overhauled or laid up now for altera-
MORK COVERING GIVEN THE UP-
PER PART OF THE FIGURE.
That Change, and the Style of the
Skirt, Are the Principal Differ-
ences in the Prevailing Fash-
The skirt and the deeolletage are
the principal points of divergence from
the styles of the last 15 years, and It
will be interesting to watch the fur-
ther development of this fashion. Ev-
erywhere one sees strong evidence
that bodices are growing less trans-
parent and the fashion for covering
the upper part of the figure with
opaque material Is progressing. Prob-
ably by the springtime the use of tulle
and chiffon w ill be greatly reduced.
The Paris designers forestalled this
when they showed in their wartime
openings the bodices of cloth or velvet
for day wear that extended from a line
below the waist to the neck, leaving
only a splash of white below the
This movement may be In keeping
with the glorified Moyen-age which we
adopted in a wholesale way in July;
it may be the period of the long body
line, the girdle at the hips, the wrist-
length, tight sleeves and the univer-
sal use of colored velvets In deep,
rich tones, brightened by lavish han-
dling of colored Jets to imitate jewels.
Whatever the reason, it is the strict-
ly new note to watch develop. That
employment of the fabric straight up
to the collarbone without the Inter-
vention of a thin material is sure to
win out Already the separate blouse
of colored chiffon to go with a skirt
of cloth looks out of tune with the
newest fashions If one wears a suit
instead of a one-piece frock the blouse
chosen for it must give the superficial
LATEST LONG COAT
MINE EXPLOSION KILLS 13
Oynamite Lets Go in Elevator and
Only One Man Escapes Death
When the Car Drops.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 10.—Thirteen
mine workers were killed in the Dia-
mond shaft of the Delaware, Lacka-
"wana & Western Company here to-
day when a box of dynamite being
lowered into the mine with fourteen
men exploded, wrecking the descend-
ing carriage and dropping the victims
to the bottom of the shaft. The one
man who escaped alive i3 Martin lie-
linski, a driver boss.
The carriage had descended to
about loi) feet from the bottom of
the shaft when, from some unknown
cause, the dynamite exploded. The
cage was ripped to pieces and all
the men were dropped into the water
and mine refuse at the bottom of the
shaft. It was an hour before the
first victim's body was recovered.
KEEP WAR FROM THIS SIDE
Washington, Dec. 11.—Informal con-
ferences were begun here today by the
special commission of tiie governing
board of the Pan-American Union with
u view to working out plans for the
solution of problems arising from the
operations of belligerent warships in
North and South American waters.
The commission has before it for
consideration several concrete pro-
posals, including one by the Peruvian
minister declaring that his govern-
ment believes the time has come for
joint action of all the American re-
publics to guarantee the Inviolability
of their commercial routes.
A Frisco Train Wrecked.
Joplln, Mo., Dec. 11.—Seventeen
persons were injured, four of them
probably fatally, when Frisco pas-
senger train No. !), running between
St. Louis and Wichita, I<as., was de-
railed four miles east of Joplln. All
except the engine left the rails.
FIRE WRECKS EOISON PLANT
Flames Swept So-called Unburnable
Buildings, Doing $7,000,000 Dam-
West Orange, N. J., Dec. 11.—Fire
destroyed virtually the entire main
plant of the Edison company here last
night, causing damage estimated at
nearly $7,000,000, with insurance that
it is expected will reduce the loss
to approximately $."1,000,000.
An entire square block of modern
reinforced concrete buildings which
were supposed to be fireproof was
burned out by the flames. The only
building saved in the block was the
laboratory building, containing value-
able scientific machinery under the
immediate superintendence of the in-
ventor, Thomas A. Edison. Special ef-
forts made to save this structure were
It is estimated that about 3,000 men
and women will be temporarily thrown
out of work because of the fire. In
all about 7,000 persons were employed
at the plant, but as the storage bat-
tery building across the street from
the main plant was saved, with other
buildings near by, it will be possible
to keep more than half the force em-
Four firemen were injured in fight-
ing the blaze and were taken to a
hospital, but are not believed to be
in a critical condition.
CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS
—Six children and two teachers
were burned fatally in Portland, Ore.,
when a short circuit of electric wires
set fire to a school Christmas enter-
tainment tree and decorations.
—For the first time in German his-
tory the Iron Cross has been awarded
to a gypsy, who distinguished himself
for bravery In the fighting at Dixmude.
—John McCarthy, a train flagman,
dashed over a network of tracks at
St. Paul, Minn., to save a girl who
had thrown herself before an ap-
proaching train He was struck by
an engine and decapitated. Alarmed
by his cries, the girl fled, unhurt.
WILL RISK HIS BOY'S LIFE
Father to Have Operation Performed
In Effort to Cure Wayward Son
of Thieving Tendencies.
Philadelphia, Dec. 12.—Clark L. Bor
ton, a Germantown contractor, decid
ed yesterday to risk his 14-year-old
son's life in a surgical operation in
an effort to cure the boy's criminal
tendencies. Judge Gorman consented
j after sentencing the boy to the Glenn
| Mills School for committing many rob-
! beries. The sentence was withdrawn
pending the operation.
The boy, J. Willard Porton. is under
observation in the psychopathic ward
of the general hospital. The opera-
tion will be performed early next
week, it is intended to remove a de-
I presslon in the boy's skull disclosed
j by an X-ray examination.
"I am convinced," said the father,
1 "that my son's actions have been in-
fluenced by this depression. When he
was G years old his head was injured
and his waywardness dates from that
period. I believe he does not know
right from wrong. Specialists have
told me the boy is not criminal. I am
I sure he can be cured by an operation."
FRESH AIR BEST COLD CURE j
Throw Cough Medicine Through the ^
j Window, Doctor Wiley Says
In Washington Speech.
Washington, Dec. 11—"To cure a
cold take a bottle of cough medicine,
j set it on a table in the patient's room,
open all the windows and throw the
bottle through one of them."
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, former chief
I of the bureau of chemistry, is the
! author of this prescription, which he
made public for the first time in a
speech here last night
"Three-fourth of tlu. children who
die are killed by love," said the health
expert in condemning "coddling."
hove Is the greatest assassin. If a
great holocaust should burn down
j every home we would get rid of tuber-
I culosis. If farmers would burn all
barns there would be no tuberculosis
among cows. Fresh air, not cough
; medicine, Is need for colds."
j Wants Troops in Colorado.
Washington, Dec. 12.—President
1 Wilson has received a telegram from
Governor Ammons of Colorado saying
he did not believe it advisable to
withdraw all the federal troops from
the strike districts at this time.
Iron Cross to a Gypsy. —The Berliner Tagblatt states:
Berlin, Dec. 11.—For the first time "The pope has appealed to all the bel-
In German history the Iron Cross has llgerent powers with the object of ar-
been awarded to a gypsy, who dis- ranging a three weeks' truce for
tlngulshed himself for bravery In the Christmas. Germany is unopposed to
tlghtlng at Dixmude. , this in principle."
Russia Honors Sienkiewitr.
Petrograd, Dec. 12.—Henry K. Slen-
kiewlcz, author of "Quo Vadis," and
holder of the 1905 Nobel Prize for
Literature, today was elected honor-
ary member of the Russian Academy
Turquoise Blue and Silver Gown.
Turquoise blue silk frock with a silver
lace petticoat, and with straps and frills
of blue tulle over the shoulders.
appearance of a continuation of the
It is this fashion that has suggested
to women to give the preference in
t'-ielr winter clothes to the street frock
of cloth worn under a fur coat or dol-
man or long cloth cape. It has be-
come more and more difficult to man-
age a separate blouse with a cloth
SUGGEST THE TAILOR-MADE
Present-Day Blouses Are Along More
Severe Lines Than Has Been the
Case for Some Time.
Has the one-piece frock laid success-
ful siege to the shirtwaist? Although
not answered completely in the aSirm-
ative, there can be no doubt that the
all-in-all garment so popular this sea-
son is going to affect the position of
However, new waists are here, and
plenty of them. What surprises us In
their design is the tailored look of
most of them. Following in the wake
of that pied piper, the high collar of
these military times, many of them
have a buttoned-up-to the-tieck appear
ance missing in these garments since
many a yeaj.
Of course we are not yet in posses-
sion of boned "chokers " Nevertheless,
the blouse of today is distinctly
"tailored." Witness to this is sup-
plied by a new model of crepe meteor
buttoned sternly down the front. Per-
haps one should say up to the front,
for those buttons never end till they
see safely In its place a high collar
turning down smurtly over a stock of
This is, in fact, the favored collar of
the favored everyday blouse—a
turned-over one which reveals in front
a stock of velvet or moire. Sometimes,
of course, the collar Is not severely
turndown; sometimes it yields to the
'anciful little points and variations
which have added so much charm to
he tailored suit. In spite of this the
irend toward the tailor made is clear
Yokes are much favored and with
Ibem a perfectly normal cut of sleeves.
Long coat suits have already made
I their appearance In Paris. Model of
broadcloth with short cape, wide re-
i vers and standing collar. Skirt of
skirt that is cut off at the waist line
When the suit is for every day usage
and to serve the most informal pur-
poses then the wash blouse of white
muslin with a collar that stands up,
no matter how, is the appropriate ad-
dition; much more so than the orna-
mental waist of chiffon or silk or sat-
in, although one may he compelled to
also have a fanciful affair on hand in
case of a luncheon or a tea to which
one wears this coat and skirt.
If one wants to simulate a frocfc by
adding a self-toned blouse to a skirt
j when the coat is off, one might do well
I to consider the claims of that new
style of cloth Jumper that Is slipped
over a soft silk lining with long
This blouse Is easily accomplished
by utilizing a piece of the skirt ma-
terial and binding It with braid or
silk or velvet ribbon. Its Juncture
with the separate skirt Is hidden un-
der a broad belt of braided cloth.
Another type of blouse that deceives
one Into thinking In terms of one-piece
frocks Instead of coats and skirts Is a
wrinkled garment, purposely wrinkled,
of soft grosgrain silk the color of the
skirt It fastens down the front with
covered buttons and either turns up at
the hem In imitation of a middy
blouse, or loses itself in a sash which
is finished at the back with a flat bow
to carry out the tailored idea.
Round Combs for Children.
Now that vogue decrees that the
hair must go back of the face, that
children's Interesting foreheads may
show, the old-fashioned round rubber
comb has come Into its own again.
Last winter a young New York mother
made a hunt through the shops trying
to find one of these combs, but her
search was in vain. Yet now the
combs are with us again.
these, by the way, are rather tight
and conform to the rest of the garment
in plain turnback cuffs. One of the
most charming versions of the tailored
waist to make its appearance Is that
with a plaited bosom. Perhaps this
plaited effect is at its best In white,
but thore are in navy and brown crepe
de chine examples evident of the fact
that you are not limited to the regu-
lation shirt material.
Snap Shots of Styles.
The short cape of black velvet Is
worn with lingerie gowns.
Gloves of contrasting color are
worn by many well dressed women.
Io be fashionable The new basque
must wrinkle on the figure.
A goodly number of skirts with
tight fitting yokes are seen.
The little girl must wear white if
she would be fashionable.
The fact that skirts are growing
wider Is well established.
Variations of the tunic are becom-
ing to all figures, be they tall or
An Exclusive Color,
Field house brown is far and away
the exclusive shade of the season, as
expensive wearables In the way of
gowns, tailleurs and millinery attest.
This pleasing shade comes In high-
priced yardage goods also, and the
soft, mouse-brown color may be per-
fectly matched In broadcloths, chiffons,
silks and trimmings. Particularly
smart Is the frock of mouse-brown
pussy willow silk, with box plaited
basquo and tunic, the baBque opening
over a vest of mouse-brown velvet
embroidered with gold thread.—Brook-
SHADOWS OP COMING IVINTt
Pec. 14-19—North Centrel
Poultry Association. Porry. „ . m
Dee 14-2'' -Tr:inan County Poultry
sonatlon. Frederick. , .
Dec. 15-30—Southwestern Oklahoma
Poultry Aasoclation. Hobart.
Dec. 16-iy—Mountain View Poultry Aa
so< alien, Mountain View
Dec. _• ;u Socialist state convention,
Jan 4-y—litg Center Poultry Associa-
Jan 5-a—Elk City Poultry Association,
Jan 11-16—Short course for farmers,
Jan 15—Oklahoma Mnnieipal Leagu#
meeting, Oklahoma city. , _
•Inn IS-2.',- Oklahoma City PoultrJ
•Ian. 2S— farmers' Union state meeting.
Feb. 2-n I,oipan County Poultry Asso-
April 26-30, Southern commercial Con-
Mh\ I 21 Stats Firemen's meeting.
There were 502 arrests made by the
Oklahoma City police department dur-
Ten thousand three hundred one
bales of cotton have been ginned this
season in Hollis.
Nearly every school in northwestern
Oklahoma lias one or more Alva nor-
mal teachers on the teaching staff.
While burning trash Mrs. O, C.
Adams' dress became ignited and she
was burned to death ut Maud. Mrs.
Adams was the mother of four small
children, one of whom Is four months
A eall for a state meeting of the
Farmers Educational ann Co-Operative
Union of Oklahoma at Ada, January
-8 has been issued by W. O. Taylor,
president, and M. T. Worton, secre-
Tli year old son of Albert Wood-
row. a farmer w ho lives thirty miles
east of Tulsa, fell into a kettle of boil-
ing water which had been prepared
for a hog killing, dying almost in-
When R. .1 Jones, a McAlester insur-
ance agent, attempted to get off a
Rook Island passenger train there Sep-
tember 6. he stepped on a banana
peel and fell. Jones is now suing the
railroad company for $.1,000 damages.
Several farmers In Kingfisher
county have recently received myster
ions warnings against selling their
cotton for less than 10 cents a pound.
Notices apparently written in a fem-
inine hand, have been placed In their
Agricultural Agent Bentley has not-
ified business men of Madill that the
United States agricultural department
will send a special farm agent to Mar-
shall county, lie will make his head-
quarters In Madill and will arrive
about June 1.
Dentists from all parts of south
western Oklahoma met at Hobart for
the purpose of forming the Southwest-
| ern Oklahoma District Dental Associa-
tion. Dr. Flesher, of Frederick, was
temporary chairman and Dr. J, N.
(llass. of Hobart, secretary.
A complete outfit for counterfeiting
paper money was confiscated by a fed-
eral detective and a local officer at
Enid. M. I,. Hamon, employed In the
harness department of a local hard-
ware store, was arrested and is now
in jail accused of counterfeiting thou-
sands of dollars worth of bills in the
denomination of $10.00.
Members of the Pittsburg county
hoard of commissioners are circulat-
ing petitions among the voters which
if signed by 25 per cent of the voters,
will give the commission the right to
purchase a poor farm. Members of
the board put up the money for the
first payment on a 160 acre tract which
they purchased at the Pittsburg coun-
ty sale of segregated coal lands.
W. L. Carlyle, or Moscow, Idaho,
who has been appointed director of
the experiment station of the stats A.
and M. college at Stillwater, has noti-
fied the board of agriculture that he
would reach Stillwater in time to as-
sume his new duties Friday or Satur-
day of the present week. Mr. Carlyle
has for a number of years been direct-
or of the experiment station of the
Idaho A. and M. college.
Following a family disturbance Le-
ander Nowlin was shot and killed at
his home in Woodville, by Walter
Henry, city marshal of Woodville, who
was attempting to place Nowlin under
arrest. Henry had been called by Now-
Un's wife, who alleged her husband
was abusing her. Henry was attempt-
ing to make the arrest when Nowlin
opened fire on him. Henry drew his
own weapon and fired three shots,
each taking effect, any one of which
would have proved fatal.
N. B. Maxey of Muskogee, who will
be serving his first term in the state
legislature, announced his candidacy
for speaker of the house. The last
speaker of the house was from Mus-
kogee and his name was also Maxey.
This fact kept Mr. Maxey out of the
race for sometime although the two
are not relatives, N. B. Maxey is
the dean of Oklahoma lawyers. He
was admitted to practice in Oklahoma
on the first day that the first court
was ever established In this count?
Just twenty-five years ago.
Charles McCafferty, formerly county
treasurer of Oklahoma county, will bs
assistant secretary of state under Sec-
retary J. L. Lyon, is the announce-
ment made by the latter. C. W. B.
Hinds, editor of the Hugo Husonian,
who was one of the assistants in the
campaign headquarters, and Carl
Rogers of Kingfisher, will also be
given positions in the office, it Is also
announced by Secretary I.yon. Some
of the stenographers now in the office
may be retained, provided they desirs
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