The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 15, 1915 Page: 3 of 10
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NEWS OF THE
OIL BIDS ON SCHOOL LANDS—
TAFT RESERVATION WILL
BE LEASED AUGUST 4.
Judg* •pitman Riluriw
Judge E. Q. Spllman, former assist
ant attorney general and at present
state librarian, has returned from
Washington where he has been for
the past three months prosecuting the
claim of the state before the depart-
ment of the itnerior for approximately
210,000 acres of land, which it is con-
tended should have been given to
Oklahoma under the terms of the Mor-
rill land grant act when Oklahoma
was admitted to the union.
I All of the factswregarding the claim
What the State Officials and Depart-: are now before the department and a
ments Are Doing.—Items of In ! decision probably will be rendered
j some time during the latter part of
the present summer or early fall, it
was stated. The law and precedents
governing the cases, Judge Spillman
declared, are in favor of the state's
contention, and he said he expected
OKLAHOMA CITY NEWS EVENTS
terest About the State
Four tracts of llrer bed leases
twelve sections of land and 100 acres j a decision favorable to the state
of the land included in tne Taft school J Success of the state in the matter,
reservation were advertised for bids: it is said, will amount to approximate-
for oil and gas purposes at a meet-! 'y $1,500,000 to $2,000,000. There is
ing of the school land board. Bids j no laud 1,1 Oklahoma which can be
-will be opened on August 4 at 4 [ given t0 the state now bV the fed"
o'ciock, and the leases awarded at e,ra' S°vernment. it is said, but the
that time if the bids come within the , ^e. glveu 8eript, fot for
unappropriated government lands in
requirements. other secti0I]8 Qf th<. country
The four tracts of the river bed stuff, Under ,he term8 of the Morrlll ,am,
are in the Cimarron river and all in
Creek county, running contiguous, and
all in a stretch of about six miles.
Twelve sections of land in Lincoln
county are advertised for bids on oil
and gas leases, and the board offers
100 acres of tne land belonging to the
school for the negro blind and deaf
children at Taft. Offers were recent-
ly made the board to lease some of
the Taft school land and the board
did not know if this could be done.
An opinion from tne attorney gen
grant each state upon admission to
the union was to be given 30,000 acres
of land for agricultural and mechani-
cal college purposes for each repre-
sentative in congress. Oklahoma had
five congressman and two United
States senators upon its admission
to statehood, and this would make Ok-
lahoma's share of the land 210,000
Partial List of Auto Tax Rates.
Automobile owners will be interest
eral's office advised that as custodian !ed t0 know Just what license they must
of public lands of the state the school j pay 011 their machines under the new
land department could do with the I !aw' wh'Cl> requires 50 cents per horse
land as seemed best for the best in-1 P°wer They are required to pay on
terests of the school. The leasing of I the act"al horse power and not on the
this land, however, will be done so as I advertised power. State Highway
to not in any way interfere with the | Commissioner Leecraft is preparing a
operation of the school, and the actual! giving all details of the law,
drilling of any wells will ne far enough i tosether w ith the compared horse
away from any of the buildings to in- power of every Illake °f machine. The
sure perfect safety to them and the | book 13 n°t Quite completed and in
inmates. I t'le nieantime the highway commis-
[ sioner has compiled a brief tabula-
tion of some of the leading cars, giv-
ing the actual horse power and the
| price of the lincese for them for the
past six months.
The tabulation-is figured according
to the A. & L. rating, and is as fol-
Each of the bids must be accom-
panied by a certified check or bank
draft in the sum of $1,000, to be de-
posited as earnest money and to in-
sure the execution of the lease. All i
bids must be on forms furnished by
Che commissioners of the land office |
and the royalty must be not less than
12% per cent of both oil and gas,
together with such cash bonus as may
One-Half Wheat Crop Harvested.
The prospective average yield <>?
wheat to the acre for the 1915 crop is
15 1-3 bushels, according to the June
report of the state board of agricul-
ture, and the total yield of winter
wheat is estimated at 46.649,000 bush-
els. While the excessive rains have
damaged wheat in some localities,
there never was a better prospect for | Regal
corn, the early crop now practically | Saxon
being made. According to the report j studebaicer
about half of the wheat crop had been winton .!!
harvested up to June 25, when the re-1 National .
port closed. In the southwestern por- j
tion of the state the harvesting is about Who Gets This Ford?
completed and wheat cutting should, Possession of "one certain Ford an-
te finished by July 20. ] COmoblle." which was used in the vio-
Oats will yield about 36 bushels i lation of the prohibitory laws of the
to the acre, according to the report, j state, is the question presented to
and the crop is in fine condition. | the supreme court for determination
About 32 per cent of the oats acreage j in an appeal filed by the state from a
has been harvested. Cotton has been ^ judgment of the county court of Rog-
set back by the wet weather. There' ers county.
■will be about 68 per cent of a full crop! The machine wag being used by
of cotton, according to the statistics I Ricllard Rce and Jolln noe for illega,
gatehered by the board. The growing transportation of contraband liquor
condition of alfalfa shows about 93 between points in the city of Clare-
per cent. The crop is much better
more, when it was seized by the chief
than that of last year. All fruits j of poijce 0f tilat cjty and turned over
show a prospective full crop. | to the sheriff of Rogera CQUnty
| A short time later one L. A. Hupert,
Internal Revenue Fiscal Year Ends, automobile dealer of Tulsa, filed a
Fewer than a dozen delinquencies j claim against the county for the re-
were reported by United States Inter-j covery of the automobile, alleging that
nal Revenue Collector Hubert L. Bo- i he held a chattel mortgage on it for
len. According to the collector, the $400. The case was tried in the coun-
Income tax collections will show an j ty court, where both the state and
increase of 50 per cent over last year, J Hupert contended for possession of
although the figures have not been I the machine. A judgment was rend-
balanced as yet, and the totals couldjered in Hupert's favor and the state
not be quoted. He predicted that the j has appealed from that decision,
increase on all kinds of revenue pay-1 It is the contention of the state that
able to the government will be 1001 the machine was being used for the
per cent. Mr. Bolen estimated that j violation of the prohibitory laws and
$800,000 to $900,000 will be payable j was subject to seizure and forfeiture
to his office for the fiscal year.
Henshaw Attends Hearing
Corporation Commissioner George
A. Henshaw was at Chicago last week
where he attended a Hearing before
the interstate commerce commission
in which the railroads are asking for
a passenger rate of cents a mile
in states where the 2-cent fare is now
in force. This includes a number of
to the state.
School Fund Loans to be Investigated
Following up the report made some
time ago by State Examiner and In-
spector Fred Parkinson in which he
charged discrimination and irregulari-
ties in the matter of making loans
from the permanent common school
fund on lands in Roger Mills county
during the former state administra-
the middle western states, with Okla- tion. Governor Williams directed Rov-
lioma. Commissioner Henshaw is se-
curing all the evidence he can to be
used in the trial of the Oklahoma
2-cent fare case which will be resumed
here on July 12.
Board Names Live Stock Inspectors
Twenty state live stock inspectors
have been appointed by the state
}>oard of agriculture to assist in the
work of tick eradication. The last
legislature made an appropriation for
that purpose. The nispectors are:
John Hendley, Luther Sm.Ji, S. P.
al Allen of Duncan ami E. W. Moore
of Comanche, special appraisers, to
go to Roger Mills county and appraise
every piece of land upon which the
state has made a loan.
Roger Mills county is the home of
Madden Miller, former chief clerk of
the school land department under the
Cruce administration, and it was
charged by Parkinson in his report
that the department had lent money
on land in that county which was
worth considerable less than the
Bagby, A. G. Liston, Merle Dillon, H.'amount of the loan. In all cases
F. Fleming, J. H. Hightower, J. E.
Harston, M. L. Hite, J. H. Poole, VV.
E. Mc.Connell, Albert Romberg. H.
Timms, D. Kerr, Bill Parnell, J. H.
Hall, F. W. Taylor, Melvin Pierce, W.
E. L. Durant, C. E. Camp.
where the special appraisers declare
the land to be worth less than the
amount of the loan, the persons to
whom the loan was made will be re-
quired to reduce the loan to the value
of the land, it is stated.
OKLAHOMA NEWS NOTES
FAIRS ANO CARNIVALS.
July 1 y—Oklahoma Day at Panama-
Aug. 31-Sept. 4—Elghtn annual reunion,
Southwestern Blue and Gray Association,
Sept. 7-9, Binger Fair.
Sept. 7-10, Kingnsher County Fair,
Sept. 8-11, Greer County Fair, Mangum.
Sept. &-10, Johnston County Fair, Tish-
Sept. 14-17. Pittsburg County Fair, Mc-
Sept. 15-17, Tuiaa County Fair. Tulsa.
Sept. 16, Cherokee Celebration. Perry.
Sept. 16-17, Harmon County Fair, Hol-
Sept. 16-17, Kiowa (Jountv Fair. Hobart.
Sept 16-18 Jackson County Fair. Altus.
Sept. 16-18, Lincoln County Fair,
Sept. 17-18, Tillman County Fair, Fred-
Sept. 17-18, Coal County Fair. Colagate.
Sept. 17-18, Marshall County Fair, Ma-
Sept. 21-??. Pottawatomie County Fair,
Sept. 21-23, Peanut Carnival. Duncan.
Sept. 21-24. Pawnee Count* Fair, Hal-
Sept. 21-24, Beckham County Fair, Elk
Sept. 22-24, Canadian County Fair, El
Sept 22-25, Kiamichi Valley Fair, Tali-
Sept. 25-Oct. I—state Fair. Oklahoma
Oct. 4-9. New-State Fair, Muskogee.
Oct. 5-9, Caddo County Fair Ana-.larko.
Dec. 27-jan. 1. Eastern Oklahoma Poul-
try Show, Tulsa.
Edna Wilklns of Tonkawa was
drowned while she was In bathing in
Salt Fork river.
Clarence Ginn, aged 14, was drowned
while bathing in a farm tank five milea
south of Ardmore.
At an election held at Boswell $14,-
000 in bonds was voted for the instal-
lation of an electric light plant.
Miss Stella Bayless, first woman to
win an elective office in Creek county,
took the office of county superintend-
ent July 1.
Total deposits held by Tulsa banks,
June 23, were $13,376,997.86, of which
the Exchange National bank had $5,-
Clifford Boyd, 24, was struck by
lightning and killed while in his moth-
er's home on a farm four miles south-
west of Miami.
Citizens bank of Billings, in Noble
county, has a capital of $20,000 and
deposits of $100,792.01; Billings State
bank, capitalized at $15,000, has de-
posits of $118,996.43.
Congressman Scott Ferris of Law-
ton addressed a crowd of 5,000 people
who assembled at Anadarko to attend
the Fourth of July celebration, which
was held at the Caddo County Fair
The department of the interior has
issued orders that the McAlester post-
office be equipped with a new burglar
alarm system. Recent robberies in
nearby towns was the cause of the
Rev. Joseph Homer Parker, founder
of Kingfisher College and Fairmount
College at Wichita, Kan., and one of
the most prominent Congregational
church divines of the southwest, died
at Oklahoma City.
Butler Brothers, one of the largest
wholesale houses of general merchan-
dise in the world, have stepped into
the Oklahoma 3ld by establishing a
branch in O iioma City, which will
be opened August 1.
Jess Moore, charged with the kill-
ing of City Marshal Coats of Pryor,
last December, and who escaped from
jail some weeks ago, was captured in
the Cherokee hills, near Tahlequah,
and returned to jail.
Twenty-five society leaders of Sa-
pulpa, headed by Mrs. D. A. McDougal,
held a meeting with the city officials
and laid plans to incorporate a Sapul-
pa hospital to be owned and managed
by the women of the city.
The proposed $85,000 bond issue, the
proceeds of which would have been
used in constructing a courthouse
building at Newkirk, was defeated by
a large majority of votes. Newkirk is
the county seat of Kay county.
An attempt to stage an old-fash-
ioned duel by Roscoe Strawn cost the
life of his brother, Hiram P. Strawn.
Strawn was killed by James M. Leg-
gett, Idabel attorney, whom Roscoe
Strawn challenged to the duel.
R. S. Litchfield of Independence,
Kan., and E. W. Sinclair of Tulsa,
have become stockholders and direct-
ors of the State National bank of Ok-
lahoma City. The State National will
absorb the City State bank, July 15.
John Shepler of Lawton, editor of
the Lawton Constitution, was appoint-
ed by Governor R. L. Williams to suc-
ceed H. C. Potterf of Ardmore as a
member of the state board of educa-
tion. Mr. Shepler's appointment be-
comes effective immediately, or as
soon as he qualifies for the office. The
new member of the board formerly
served the state in the school land de-
Governor Williams has announced
the appointment of W. R. Jarret of
Wetumka as secretary of the state
board of pharmacy. The position
pays $2,000 a year. He succeeds J. C.
Burton of Stroud. The secretary is
an ex-officio member of the board.
On the first day of July Secretary
of State J. L. Lyon reduced his force
in the office from twelve to six. The
beginning of the fiscal year saw the
secretary of state's office with the
smallest force in its history, six peo-
ple. The reduction ig a saving ot
$4,890 per annum.
SHREWD OLD DM
Age Had in No Way Dimmed His
Keenness for Bargains.
Son's Really Neat Little Scheme Frus-
trated, and It Is Not Likely He
Will Have a Chance to
Work It Again.
Father was very rich and very par-
simonious, to use a long word that
sounds better than the short one which
means the same thing, and the soil at
times was chagrined because father
did not look as well as a man in
his station might be considered to
have the right to look. Father had re-
tired from business some years before
and folks taid that under the boy's
management it would speedily go to
the dogs. They declared:
"The boy's a tiptop fellow, and we
all like him, but he hasn't got the
nose for profits and deai3 that made
the business for the old man. He
doesn't really oare whether he makes
money or not. That is not the way
to get ahead. When we were young-
sters without a dollar—" and a lot
more to the same effect.
Tile old man with his nose for
profits had accumulated a lot of hab-
its that did not desert him when he re-
tired from business. Ho was sure,
of course, while he had an income
that might have made a Wall street
broker happy, that it was necessary
to care for the nickels, and he spent
as little on raiment as decency and
tlie climate would permit. Chaff, ad-
vice and sarcasm did not move him a
Now, the most cherished article in
his wardrobe was a certain old over-
coat, which, like the bag that Henry
Ward Beecher carried with him' when
he went on his lecture tours, "must
at some time have been new." The
coat now, however, was faded and
worn and far from handsome. Every
new man at the club was called into
a corner and told yarns about the
coat and its wearer. Father, for that
matter, knew all about this, but he
cared nothing for laughs and jibes.
The son tried and tried again to
induce the old man to buy a coat.
At length he resorted to strategy.
One day when the father was con-
fined to the house the son took the
coat to a tailor.
"Look here, Mr. Green." he Bald,
"the governor's got to have a new
coat, and there's got to be found a
way to make him buy it. ; think
that if he saw a coat for sale that
looked like a bargain he would take
it, for the sake of the bargain, if not
for the sake of the coat. Now you
measure this one up, and make a new
one to measure, put the new one
in the window at a bargain price, get
him into the shop and sell it to him.
Get what you can out of him for it,
and I'll pay the difference."
In a week or so there hung in the
window of Green's place a smart new
coat. It was marked:
Father saw it. It fitted. The price
obviously made it a bargain. He
took it. At the club he was given a
regular ovation. Everybody con-
gratulated him. The telephone was
kept busy summoning members to
come over and see the new garment."
They came and saw and went away
laughing aud declaring that "they
wouldn't have believed it if they had
not seen It," as Rip Van Winkle used
to say when his wife forgot to scold.
The son was delighted, and cheerfully
paid the difference in price, a matter
But the tale had a sequel. On the
way home the old man met an an-
cient friend, a dandified fellow of
about seventy. He saw the overcoat
also and fell in love with it. Said the
old man, liis nose for a bargain in-
stantly asserting Itself:
"Well, friend, if you like it so well,
better try it on. The truth is the
cloth is a little too heavy to suit me.
As an old friend I'll let you have it
at a bargain.
It was tried on up a side street off
the thronged thoroughfare. It fitted.
"It's yours for $50," said father.
"That's not what I paid for It, but
you know, of course, that it's always
been a hobby of mine to make people
happy by such sacrifices."
The money was paid over.
The next day the son had an inter-
view with Mr. Green. With a bit of
anger he said: "See here, when I
said a good overcoat, I didn't mean
one that any old dandy would covet.
Now I'll never be able to put it over
the old man again."
"Why did you risk your life to save
that man from drowning?"
"He owes me $193."
RICHES FROM NEVADA MINE
From Single Ore Shoot the National
Has Yielded Four Million Dollars
in Four Years.
Four million dollars in four years is
the record which a single ore shoot at
National, Nev., has made. The dis-
trict, prior to 1908, was little known.
It lies on the western slope of Santa
Rosa range in Humboldt county. The
mineral deposits of this range, saya
the bulletin of the United States geo-
logical survey, may be divided into
two priucipal classes, younger gold-
and-sllver-bearing veins that occur in
| or near the tertiary volcanic rocks,
and much older gold-and-silver-bearing
veins that occur in sedimentary and
associated granite rocks. In this area
the older deposits are but poorly rep-
resented and have yielded only a
small output, hut one of the younger
or tertiary veins lias been wonderfully,
rich, yielding much ore averaging $301
a pound. Duriug the early period of
activity a few thousand tons of low-
grade ore, assaying about $100 a ton.
were thrown on the dump of the Na-
tional mine, but the ore shipped aver-
aged about $30,000 a ton in gold hav-
ing a value of $10.60 an ounce, tha
remainder being silver. Cinnabar waa
found in one of the veins.
Native gold is found principally in
the rich shoot of the National vein,
the isolated position of which, in a dis-
trict of quartz-stibnite veins poor in
gold and silver, is remarkable. The
several veins appear to belong to the
same epoch of mineralization, the gold
shoot being a local development upon
one of the normal stibnite veins. The
gold shoot was encountered 40 feet
below the surface and has been fol-
lowed on the dip of the vein for 800
feet, the stope length reaching 25®
feet. The ore, which ran $20 to $30
to the pound, occurred mostly in an
irregular seam from a few inches to
a foot wide.
The Longest Step.
From the powder factory to a life
insurance company is about as long a
step as a man can take In this world.
They say that marriages are made
in heaven, but his satanio majesty
seems to have a corner on the brim-
A woman has more honor than
man—that is, more clothes on 'er.
If she is the right sort of woman
the same man never says the wrong
thing to her more than once.
Builders of the
There has ju t been issued by the Historical Publishing Company
of Washington, D. C., a magnificent illustrated history of the construct
tion and builders of the Panama Canal. The editor of this great history
is Mr. Ira E. Bennett, with associate editors, John Hays Hammond, cele-
brated mining engineer; Capt. Philip Andrews, U. S. N.; Rupert Blue,
Surg. Gen. U. S. Public Health Service; J. Hampton Moore, Pres. At-
lantic Deeper Waterways Ass'n; Patrick J. Lennox, B. A., and William
One of the most interesting portions of the book is that dealing with
the feeding of the immense army of laborers. A few paragraphs con-
cerning one of the foods chosen and supplied by the Commissary
Department, are quoted (beginning page 428) as follows:
Visitors to the canal who were privi-
leged to get a glimpse of the routine
inner life will recall a familiar picture of
workmen going to their places of labor
carrying round yellow tins.
"Often, as they went, they munched a
food poured from the tin into the hand.
This food, which played no inconsider-
able part in 'building' the canal, was the
well-known article of diet, 'GRAPE-
"The mention of Grape-Nuts in this
connection is peculiarly pertinent. Not
merely because Grape-Nuts is a food —
for of course proper food was an integral
part of the big enterprise—but because
it is a cereal food which successfully
withstood the effects of a tropical climate.
This characteristic of Grape-Nuts was
pretty well known and constituted a
cogent reason for its selection for use in
the Canal Zone
"This food is so thoroughly baked
that it keeps almost indefinitely in any
climate, as has been demonstrated again
"One finds Grape-Nuts on transoceanic
steamships, in the islands of t*he seas, in
Alaska, South America, Japan, along the
China coast, in Manila, Australia, South
Africa, and on highways of travel and
the byways of the jungle—in short,
wherever minimum of bulk and maxi-
mum of nourishment are requisite in
food which has to be transported long
distances, and often under extreme diffi-
"The very enviable reputation which
Grape-Nuts has attained in these respects
caused it to be chosen as one of the
foods for the Canal Zone."
scientifically made of prime wheat and malted barley, contains the
entire goodness of the grain, including those priceless mineral elements
so essential for active bodies and keen brains, but which are lacking in
white flour products and the usual dietary.
There s a reason why Grape-Nuts food was chosen by the Canal
Commissariat. There s a reason why Grape-Nuts is a favorite food of
hustling people everywhere!
Sold by Grocers
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