The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 13, 1916 Page: 2 of 12
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THE CLIPPER HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA
Oklahoma Horses For U. 8. Troops.
| Capturing almoHt a fourth of the to
1 tal contract, Oklahoma City's borae
and mule market was given recogni-
tion by the United States fcovarnment
in the placing of its order for 62,000
horses and tnules for war service. In
money, the portion awarded Oklahoma
City dealers. Davis & Younger and
W. T. Hales, both operating at the
j stockyards, amounted to over $1,800,*
I 000. calling for 10.000 horses and 4,000
Inspections are to start as soon as
possible after July 1, and delivery
must be completed with 110 days afte
that date. Specifications are, as for
colors and class, more rigid than in
the European contracts. The contract
for horses if for all classes, largely of
artillery and cavalry. Only solid col-
ors are acceptable, the United States
not granting even the 5 per cent greys
as permitted by foreign commissions.
Three classes of mules are wanted,
parker, draft and lea* . and here dark
HEWS OF II
OKLAHOMA CITY ABSORBS HER
OWN BOND ISSUE OF
OKLAHOMA CITY NEWS EVENTS
What the State Officials and Depart
ments Are Doing—Items of In-
terest About the State
By selling its $1,700,000 bond issue
fit home. Oklahoma City demonstrated
to investors of the entire country the
power of its financial resources, busi-
nese men say. The city commissioners I greys arc acceptable, but otherwise
with the approval of the citizens' ad mules, too, must be of solid colors,
visory committee, accepted the bid of Another restriction is that only Keld-
"W. D. Caldwell and A. J. McMahan jngs will be inspected. Heretofore
to t&ke the entire ipsue at par, plus mares have been taken.
interest at 4V4 per cent until the bonds noth nrms who are at work on the
are delivered. 14,000 head order have contracts with
"Never before in Oklahoma has a France and ltalv and the tilling of
municipal issue of anywhere near the these order* will go forward just the
etee of this one been sold at home, same, as agreements were made prior
said Mr. Caldwell, who acted for the to the Mexican trouble.
State Nation Bank, of which he is
vice president. "As far as 1 know, no Record Broken at Stock Yards
other city of this size has ever dis- All half-vear records for business at
posed of so great a municipal bond the Oklahoma National Stockyards
Issue within its own borders. were broken during the period ending
"This record Is a splendid advertise- June 30. It as the greatest si*
roent for the city to business men of months on record at this market
the United States. It raises our city total of 8,950 cars of livestock being
credit in their estimation. The received, as against 7.652 last vear and
achievement is especially notable be 7,047 two years back During the
cause the interest rate is only 4H first six months of 1931 the total was
per cent and because the issue was 4,429. Only cattle and hprses and
floated without the formation of a mu|PS showed a decrease nuring the
p001'' I period this year as against last. Hogs
I made the largest gain. Follows the
Oklahoma City Budflet.
Oklahoma City expenses for the en-
suing fiscal year ending June 30. 1917,
"will be $626,243. The new budget
shows an increase of about $6,000 over
expenditures for the last fiscal year.
It does not include interest on the
bonded debt and judgments nor for
the sinking fund for ttie payment of
bonds when due.
Following is the estimates for each
Public affairs, $85,000.
Public safety, $156,463. I
Public works. $115,246, ™
Public property, $175,246.
Accounting and finance, $24,205.
Miscellaneous expense not charge-
able to departments, $69,510.
In the department of public affairs
there is a decrease in the appropria-
tion from last year of $3,600. and in
the department of public works an in-
crease of $8,000. Other departments
nre about the same for both periods.
SKIRMISH DRILL ON THE MEXICAN
Regulars of the United Statu
in skirmish drill outside of Columbus, N. M.
RED CROSS WORKERS ARE VERY BUSY
Horses and Mules
Following were the receipts during
the month of June:
llorses and mules 3,218
Oklahoma Pays Big Income Tax.
Two hundred checks were received
by Hubert L. Bolen, collector of in
ternal revenue, one day last week, in
payment for personal and corporation
income tax. This leaves a few under
100 persons yet to be heard from.
June 30 was the last day of the time
limit fixed for the payment of the tax,
and all whose checks wore not
ceived will have to pay 5 per cent
| Corrected unofficial returns show
State May Fix Price of Gasoline. that almost $1,400,000 will be the
Application for an order fixing the amount paid in by Oklahoma this year
price at which gasoline may be sold in *° the internal revenue department.
Oklahoma has been presented to the This is almost double the figure for
corporation commission by Attorney year. Mr. Rolen was personally
General S. P. Freeling. complimented while hft was in Wash-
This action Is the result of the inBton recently by treasury officials on
recent request of Governor Williams excellent showing Oklahoma has
for an investigation of the high price made No other state in the union,
of gasoline in Oklahoma. Some time Mr- nolcn sa>'3- ,ms made ,hp Increase
ago the attorney general announced | over last year that Oklahoma has.
that he would await the action of the'
federal trades commission, but he de-
cided not to wait further on the fed-
eral body, which, so far as state offi-
cials know, has done nothing.
Many Changes of State Officials.
Samuel L . Morley became warden
of the state penitentiary July 1, suc-
ceeding R'. W. Dick, who has held that
"If there is any good reason why1 position since statehood.
gasoline should sell at 25 cents a gal* ( Since the beginning of the Williams
Ion here in Oklahoma, right in the administration Mr. Morley has been
heart of the oil fields, we want to know
ft," said Mr. Freeling.
Dunlap Chairman of Election Board.
Erett Dunlap of Ardmore was ap-
pointed by Governor Williams as
chairman of the state election board,
succeeding A. L. Walker, who resigned tives of the Fifth legislature
to become secretary to the governor.
secretary of the state board of affairs.
He will be succeeded there by A. N.
Leecraft, who has been secretary to
the governor. Art Walker of Waurika,
former state oil conservation officer
and private secretary to Speaker A.
McCrory of the house of represents-
Ancel Earp, former chief clerk to
the governor, becomes acting adjutant
general of the national guard, and
Miss Jeanette Collar, who has beon
stenographer in the office of tlie
Postal Receipts Grow.
Postal receipts in Oklahoma City
for the fiscal year ending June 30
were 14 per cent greater than those of
last year, and $158,195 greater than governor becomes chief clerk to the
those for the fiscal year of 1910-1911, executive.
which was the largest of the boom
] Don Lawhead Dead.
I Don B. Lawhead, Sr., secretary of
What the Democrats Did. the state board of agriculture, died of
Accomplishments of the democratic apoplexy at his home in Oklahoma
party in the past, and its aims for the City. Mr. Lawhead was reading when
future, are set forth in the state cam- stricken and he died before a doctor
paign text-book. The democratic press could reach him.
bureau will distribute it to all cam- Mr. Lawhead was 48 years old and
paign speakers, parly workers and ]ia() been secretary of the board of
candidates through county chairmen, agriculture for eighteen months. Pre-
— viously, he was chief clerk in the
May Prove the Missing Links. game warden's office. He began his
Army officers at headquarters here career aa a newspaper man and had
iiope that the return of Captain Morey
•win serve to provide the missing lirAs
in the story of the engagement at Car-
T'/.al and determine more complet?ly
the exact fate of each member of ilie
Mtlle recommoitering expedition. Fur-
ther details of the facts which serve!
to determine Captain Poyd's lin
action eagerly are awaited.
been editor of the Geary Bulletin, the
Anadarko American and the Watonga
Fire Losses Mostly Oil.
Fire loss in Oklahoma for the month
of June will be approximately $600,000.
Of this amount about $500,000 was
lost in the oil fields, the fires resulting
from lightning striking oil tanks.
Employment Bureau Activities. More Counties Report.
The free employment branch of the Assessors of five more counties filed
state department of labor is to be en- asf(,,sments returns with the state
larged with the opening of a depart- boar(, of equalization a
ment devoted exclusively
sional and clerical workers. The of-
fice will be opened and will be in
charge of O L Hudson, at present
statistician for the department of
labor. Eventually it is the plan of
State Labor Commissioner W. G. Ath-
lon to open similar office? at Tulsa.
Muskogee and Enid where free em
ployment bureaus are now h lnK mat-i- enough money was on hand a rail In
tained all outstandine warrants
okee $5,090,337; Payne $31,341,489;
Murray. $.79(1. 895; Sequoyah $5,778,-
209; Tillman, $13,326,950.
State On Cash Basis.
Kor the first time in the history ol
Oklahoma, the state treasury is on a
cash basis June 30th, at the close of
the fiscal year, it was found that
A view of the interior of the American Ited Cross headquarters at Fifth avenue, and Thirty-seventh street
Vork, where the Ited Cross members are busy making bandages in anticipation of trouble in Mexico.
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR FRANCE
• V r,. ■
Col. Cornelius Vanderhilt, millionaire
departure of the Sixty-ninth regiment, N
nel Vunderbllt is one of the best-known of the Guard ollic
has spent much of his time bringing the National Guard
standard. The Sixty-ninth regiment was the first New York regiment to be
sent to the state mobilization site at Camp Whitman, Beekman, N. Y.
National Guardsman, supervising the
Y. N. G., at the railroad yards. ( Wo-
ol's in New York, and
up to its present high
GREAT STORES OF SUPPLIES FOR TROOPS
(fill « 4
The l'ulted States forces In Mexico hnve great stores of supplies from
which to draw. The photogrnpli shows one c' the supply buses "somewhere"
the other side of the ltio Grande.
Victor Chapman, son of Joiin J.
Chapman of New York, who was Killed
while serving as a member of the aero-
plane corps ti France.
Mosquitoes on Snowbanks.
In both the Hooky mountains and
Alaska the geologists and engineers
of the United States geological sur-
vey have as part of their regular
equipment mosquito nets for their
heads. Even when working in deep
snow, head Bets and gauntlets aire
necessary to protect the field men
from the bloodthlrstiness of the pests.
The mosquito does not vanish with i «■
creasing altitude. At 11,000 feet, > ir
timberline, be Is as prolific as at sen
level, and smoke, no matter how
dense and pungent it may be. wlii not
eradicate him. The only sure relict
lies in the uet. In some sections of
Colorado the mountain natives let.
mosquitoes hlte them until their sys-
tems become thoroughly Inoculated
with their poison, says Popular
Science. After this they nre both-
ered no more. The first advice given
to the tenderfoot by the oldtlmer lei
"Let 'em bite; they won't keep It uji
"I guess their honeymoon Is over."
"What tnnkes you think so?"
"He's quit helping lier with th«
llshe.s Mill she's stopped watching him
t'irough the front window."—Detroit
'v STATE NEWS NOTES]? *
•MADOWS OF COMING EVENT*.
Aiguet 1.—State Primary.
Aug. 21—Oklahoma State Federation
of Laboi Convention, at Tulsa.
Auk 28-31.—Jefferson county fair, Ryan.
Sep. S-fe—Kingfisher county fair. King-
Sep. 6-9.—McCurtain county fair. Idabel,
set'. 7-9.— Woouwurd county fair. Moore-
Sep. 7-9.—Marshal icounty fair. Madill.
Sep. 8-y.—Harmon county fair. Hollis.
Sep. s-y.—Tillman county fair.
Sep. 11-13.—ixive countv fair. Marietta.
Sep 11-13. — Kiowa county tair. Hobart.
Sep. 11-13.— Choctaw county fair. * ugo.
Sep. 12-14. Pontotoc county fair.
Sep 12-14.— Custer county tair, i nomas.
Sep. 12-14.—Canadian county fair. El
Sep. 12-14.—Okfuskee county fair, Oke-
Sep. 12-14.—Johnston county fair. Tish-
Sep. 12-16 — Pittsburg county fair, Mc-
Sep. 12-16.—Tulsa county fair, Tulsa.
Sen. 13-15.—bryan countv fair. Durant
Sep. 13-16.—Okmulgee county fair, Ok-
Sep. 13-16.—Mayes county fair. Pryor.
Sep 13-16.—Jackson countv fair, Alt-:s.
Sep. 13-16.--Greer county fair. Mangum.
14-15.—McClain county tair.
14-16—Washita county fair.
14-lf.—Ixitiiner county fair.
14-16.—Carter county fair, Ara-
"That was rather a vngue tequesj
the tenor made of hU manager.M
'What was it?"
"He asked the manager to indor^r
Sep. 14-16.—Garvin county fair, Pauls
Sep. 14-16.—Sequoyah county fair, Sal-
Sep. 14-16 —McIntosh county fair, Che-
Sep. 14-ie —Haskell county fair. Stigler.
Sep. 14-16.—Grady county fair, Pocas-
Sep. 15-16.—Coal county fair. Coalgate.
Sep. 15-16.—Noble county fair, Perry..
Hep. 15-16—Cleveland county fair
Sep. 16-18. —Lincoln county fair, Prague.
Sep. 16-19.—Creek county fair, Sapulpa.
Sep. 18-20.—Comanche county fair, Law-
Sept. 1S-20 —Atoka County Fair, Atoka.
Sep. 18-20.—Wagoner county fair, Wag-
Sep. 18-20.—Hughes county fair, Hol-
Sen. 18-21—Ottawa county fair. Miami.
Sep. 18-21.—Pottawatomie county fair.
Sep 18-23.—Grant county fair. Jeffer-
Sep 19-21.—Oklahoma county fair. Ed-
Sept 2fl—21—Oklahoma Countv Fair.
Sep. 20-22.—Logan countv fair. Guthrie.
Sen. 20-23 —Craig county fair. Vinita.
Sep. 20-23.—Beckham county fair, Elk
Sep. 20-23 —Rogers countv fair, Clare-
Sep. 23-30.— State Fair, Oklahoma City.
Sept. 31—North Lincoln County Fair,
Oct. 3-7.—Caddo county fair. Anadarko.
Oct. 3-7.—Washington county fair, Dew-
Oct. 4-7—Nowata county fair. Nowata.
Oft. 4-7.—Pawnee county fair, Hallett.
Oct 10-12 —Stephens county fair, D-. n-
Nov l-.t—Garfield county fair. Wau-
March, 1917 - Southwest Liv.. Stock
Show, Oklahoma City.
Fred Wratislaw and his wife and
his wife's son, Ed Walton, were ar-
rested at Ringling charged with hav-
ing murdered O. J. McCarty, who died
Martin Miller, automobile salesman,
32 years old, was struck by a street
car at Muskogee and instantly killed
while demonstrating an automobile.
Four women in the car with him es-
caped without injury.
Four appointments to Oklahoma C
postmasterships were made last week.^l
They are: Avis A. Delano, Dombev;
Cecil M. Goodrich, Lane; T. J. Taylor,
Oak Hill, and John Summers, Ocina.
All are fourth-class appointments.
Jennie Brown, a member of the
Osage tribe of Indians, the mother of
five children, and reputed to be worth
nearly $500,000, was arrested at Ring-
ling charged with theft of jewelry at
Ponca City *nd illicit handling of
One hundred and ten persons are
seeking office in Grady county, ac-
cording to S. C. Durbin, secretary of
the Grady county election bo;.rd.
Among the candidates for party nomi-
nations is one woman, Mrs. Edna Wat-
kins, who seeks to be court clerk.
Ida Hadley, acquitted at Muskogee
on a charge of murdering Sheriff Jake
Giles of Beaumont, Texas, pleaded
guilty to the charge of attempting to
break jail and was sentenced to Un
years in the state penitentiary. Her
husband. Paul Hadley, was sentenced
to life imprisonment for his part in
Members of the Ardmore Automo-
bile Association are planning lo im-
prove the road between Ardmore and
the Healdton oil fields.
B. F. Markland, farm demonstration
agent for Woodward county, has fPed
one of the largest damage suits ever
placed on the docket in that county.
He asks the district court, to award
him $8,000 damages from William F.
Baird, a well known Woodward county
citizen. Baird. with an automobile,
ran over Markland last fall. causing^tfT
severe injuries. The accident hap-
pened on the crossing in front of the
C. C. Clothier has tendered his resig-
nation as public service commissioner
of Guthrie, the resignation to take
effect in August. He had two years to
serve at a salary of $1,800 a year.
The records in the office of the
United States marshal for the eastern
district do not show that Deputy Mar-
shal C H. Goodpaster. who was ar-
rested at Vinita, has been suspended.
Goodpaster was arrested in charges
involving liquor traffic and his bond
was fixed at $4,000.
The fourth-class postoffice at Sophia,
Beaver county, has been discontinued.
Application for loans aggregating
$700,000 were presented to the Fchool
land department during the month of
June. This is the largest amount of
loans applied for during anv one
month since the creation of the depart-
ment. Money is now being loaned bv
tbe department from me farm loan
fund at the rale of about $100,od0 a
month. There is now on hand in the
fund between $300,000 and $400,000
more than there applications pend-
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