The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 14, 1917 Page: 8 of 10
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❖ STATEHOUSE BREVITIES ® '
THE CLIPPER. HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA
Automobiles in Oklahoma. Katy Rai!road Is Fined $500.
From figures compiled by the pub- j Because J. C. Davis of McAlester,
Iicity man in the mate highway depart- . oiuplainca when a Katy train auditor
went, the grow of the automobile bust- r8fuse(j to allow hlm t0 board a pa.,.
senger train at McAlester on April ti
ness in Oklahoma is shown to have ad-
vanced by leaps and bounds. In 1913
there were only 3.000 automobiles re wlthout exhibiting his ticket, and be-
turned lor taxation by the assessors m pause the same train had only one
the entire state, one car for every place of entrance and exit, and further
[>■>- persons, or one car for every ..ti because the colored passongers wore
miles of public roads in the state. In , . , ,. . .
,,,,, , ... forced to go through the white mens
1914 tho nuiuber of automobiles hail
Increased to 13,500, and in 1915 to smoker to get to their Compartment,
25.133, and in Hi . to 52,718, and for 'ho Katy railway treasury is reduced
1917 the number will have increased to $500.
at least 100,000 machines by the end of TWg wa8 the flno nx(1(J by U)e g(ate
the calendar year, or one car for ..
every It; persons in the state, or one ^oration commission in an order
for every milo of public highway in signed. The commission in order 804
the state. If the automobiles of Okla- issued some time ago, held that rail-
home were .strung out a mile apart ways cannot force passengers to show
the line would reach four times around tickets, hut can collect an extra cent
tlie gloln. )or pjjci, mj|e for failure to purchase
In Oklahoma there is more money ljck(,ts where statlonji kc,pl
Invested in automobiles and in public .... .... , ,,
' , 1 he railway said that in the McAlester
and private garages than is invested
in banks. The total value of the <HSe' the il,,ditor wllH °n interstate
horses and mules of the slate in 1916 ' ra'n iU'd that he had been Instructed
was one hundred million dollars. '1'ho ''y officials, who were ignorant of or-
cost of automobiles now in the state der S( 4. to require passengers to show
is slightly less than that amount. The
Okhahoma crops of automobiles for
1!U7 will be worth twice as much hs
the average crop of wheat, and is half
the value of the entire livestock of
There are more automobiles in Okla-
homa than any other state in the
Union, according to population, except
Iowa. Iowa by the end of the calen-
dar year 1917 will have one automo-
bile for every fifteen persons. Okla-
homa will have one for every sixteen
persons. Pennsylvania will have one
for every thirty-five persons and Ala-
bama one for every two hundred per-
By the close of the calendar year
3917 the highway department will have
collected m license s approximately s"K«,s""n <" the Oklahoma
one million of dollars from the own- ' aao l"*0 th® supreme court, it
ers of motor vehicles. Ninety per cent will meet with the same result.
of this vast sum of money is paid back The railways which appealed in tho
long litigation before .fudge Voumans
of the Western district or Arkansas,!
i offered at one time to compromise on j
I the 2% cent basis.
K SPATE NEWS NOTES)!
SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS.
Sept. 4-8, Pontotoc county fair. Ada.
Sept. 13-1;'. District fair. Marlow.
Sept. 1U-22, Caddo county fair. Ana-
Oct. 2-6, Vv'ashingtori county fair.
tickets. Other instructions have been
issued since, the railway said.
May Compromise Rate Case.
^ ano"w ' l,l,)W 111 the | j—Theophile Mathleu, one of the most famous of Frenrh army aviators, who has come to this country to tench j
>v .i ioin.1 pas < ngei rate case wen* Americans to fly. 1!—Women members of the American H«'U Cross parading the streets of Brooklyn, N. Y. 3—Pur-
given when Attorney General Preeling chasing a Liberty Loan bond in a booth In a big department store.
said that he had under consideration
the matter of asking the corporation !
commission to hold a hearing on fixing
tho passenger rate at %1\' cents.
The action of tho United States su- [
preme court last week in deciding the
Arkansas rate case, which was similar
in many respects to that in this state, j f
in favor of the 3-cent fare, holds a $
BRITISH BIG GUN ON RAILWAY TRUCK
to tho counties producing it to lie used
for the maintenance of stale roads. |
Ton per cent is retained to defray tin
current expenses of tho highways de
The average annual fee collected Judge Youman.s has the Oklahoma
from motor vehicles in Oklahoma is still under advisement. Hallway
$9.04. Tlieor are lti stales that co'leet officials anticipate that he will give a
a higher license fee from owners than decision as soon as the case was closed 1
Oklnhoma and 20 Blates that collect a last fall
slightly lower fee. Vermont leads the
van with an average license fee of u ... „
119.10 per annum Vermont charges '"9 Robbers Has Advantages,
a flat rate of $1 per horsepower for Being designated as state depository
the first registration, 75 cents for the 'a a" honor that most banks appreci-j
second, fiO cents for all subsequent a'e- A certain method to attain such
registrations. Oklahoma charges a fee , I'onor was revealed last week by the
of GO cents per horsepower for the board which designates the depositor-
first registration, 40 cents for the sec-! ies. That method is lu kill a bank rob-
ond, 30 cents for the third and 20 her.
cents for each subsequent registra- On the motion of \V I,. Alexander,
<ion- j state treasurer, the First State bank of
Oklahoma by tho end of the calen- Tuskahoma, Pushmata county, was
dar year 1918 will lead the nation in named a state depository In recognl-
tlie number of automobiles according iion of the efficient, way A. II Palmer,
to population and will lead the South- president of the bank, disposed of
west In good roads. i three men who attempted to rob the
bank. Palmer killed one of the men
. ' ' ; ^ ■ 'V; 'i. >: :4£/<
This picture, made on the western front, shows one of the big guns used by the British mounted on a railway ti
It Is about to be covered preparatory to being moved to another place.
INSIGNIA OF U. S. FLYING SQUADRONS TAFT greets soldier sou
Sulphur Petition Falls.
The state corporation commission
refused to order the Santa Fe and
Frisco railways to establish connec-
tion at Sulphur.
The agitation to get the connection
dates back to 1009, when the commis-
sion offered to make the order, pro-
vided citizens of Sulphur would meet
certain requirements as to facilities
in the general battle which followed;
the other two were fatally wounded.
Mr. Alexander's motion was met
with unanimous response from the
two other members of the board-
Governor Williams and Attorney < n-
Gasoline Price Probe Delayed.
At tho request of Attorney General
lor the connection. 1 his was never Free ing, the state corporation corn-
done. Another application was filed mission granted a continuance in tho
last fall and hearing was had on Feb- gasoline price investigation, set for
ruary 13 and 23. June 4, until June 26.
The petition for the connection was j , Howard, assistant attornev gen-
signed by 175 citizens of Sulphur. A eral, and W 1„ Crittenden, special as-
protest against this was filed by thirty slstant. returned from Whiting, Ind,
citizens and corporations. The com- where they took depositions at the
mission held that the evidence was not home orfices of the Standard Oil Corn-
The Tonkawa School.
A proposal permanently to end tho
University preparatory school at Ton-
kawa, which will be discontinued for ,jlp"continuant
the coming two years because of Gov-
pany, the last of the companies vis-
ited. On their statement that they
had asked the companies that are oe-
fendants in the suit for certain in-
formation which it will take two
. ' '£r-'v.'
... , . „ , , „ American airplanes over the European battlofront- will lie distinguish!
i,u_ 0 ",B usked for | by a white star with a red center on a circular field of blue. Airplanes v. i
bear the star on the wings of the machine, while It will lie on the top an
ernor Williams' disapproval of its ap-ithe case, it is thought. The attorney of "" e"s Im" "f t'K'1 '' ■
proprlatlon, was made by R. E. Wood, eneral a«ks the corporation commls-
assistant attorney general. In a letter
to Or. Stratton 1). Brooks, president
of tho University of Oklahoma.
The plan proposed by Mr. Wood is
to get congress to divert the 150 000
acres of land or the funds derived
from them, to the state university.
sion to issue an order enjoining the j
defendant companies from price fix-
ing and discriminatory methods and to
lix tlie manximum price of gasoline
at 17 cents a gallon.
BEST FRIENDS OF BLINDED SOLDIERS
Labor Men for State Council.
m. , , , Two additions to the subcommittees
1 ho lands were granted to the (ink- ,,r , . . .,
ot the Mato ( ouncil for Defense wore
awa institution by congress in the
abling net, and the state is powerless
to change the administration of tho
funds derived from tlieni.
announced by J. M. Aydelotte, chair-
man. W. G, Ashton, state labor com- [
mission, was added to the committee
on farm labor and Mont It. Powell,
The Tonkawa school was established prominent member of organized labor
in 1901. The land grants by congress in this city, was added to the coin-
total 150,000 acres, located In north- mittee on Industrial relations which
west counties and Greer county, with includes conservation of health This
the bulk In the old panhandle country, brings the number-of member, now
Much of the land is unso'd. and part
of It has been segregated for oil and
gas purposes by the state school land
up to four. The
gene \f, Kerr of
McQuaid of this
Oklahoma Now Has
Recruiting for the
the Oklahoma Nations
so good that tour tr<
are at full strength, g
a squadron of cavali
the appointment of C
foey to a majors hi p.
many units o
guard has bee
>ops of cavalr;
iving Oklahoma ing to
This mean • (>n, s
pt. Donald Bon- hoards
placing him in 209 art
trollment in the public
ual letter of K H. Wil
lorintemb nt. to school
fate Of the total, 289,-
in rural schools, with 200,513
command o ft.be four! tr mps, Company ; cit> •! \ ill • tiols. There are
A at Okemah, Company H at Oklaho- 177 out of : 7 rural school districts
ma City, Company G at McAlester and that offer any high school work. This
Company I) at Pawhuska, according i includes consolidated schools. Accord-
to the announcemen of Adjutant-Gen-1 ingly. only 1,260 of tho rural school
eral Ancel Earp. The entire militia is pupils are enrolled in work above the
tow up to full peace strength. j eighth grade.
William Howard Taft and his so, i,
t'harles I'. Taft, who is training ut
l'ort Slyer for an officer's commission.
Airplanes and Ash Trees.
A timber . \pert states that the de-
mand for ash has gone up so enormous-
ly since we went In for airplane con-
struction on the present big scale that
prices are fully three times what they
were In pre-war days, says London
Tit-Hits. Nothing hut the very best
English ash serves the purpose. "The
finest In the world," Is bis verdict. Ex-
i'eiiuients with other wood, notable
A :"t rii , n -iiruce, have yielded inorf
lisappointitig results, and It Is a curl
"lis filet, due to Climatic causes, that
Pish :;>h is unsatisfactory too*. lint
"i a -b tree cannot lie grown In a da>
l la- timber is utterly worthless for air-
pi; ne purposes unless it Is nt least
.' ar- old. It is all tjie better 11
- double that age, when some ot
the trunks can «how a clear straight
:n of Ml feet or more.
No Volunteer Swatting Now.
( ai' tiv iui .'ed across the
•'ie t met another early tiv, vol-
'"I" - aigh Ills orbit. They en-
'I each other, passing tho compll-
i of the season. S lid one:
vo you heard the terrible new,'?
swatting brigade is m
r than ever this year!"
n'get it hummed the other. "It's
nine old stuff. They'll call for
nut.'ers, anil ly the time they are
ady for service the summer will In
o. r anil you and I will have raised
ill- families and died of old age,"
iih, but l's different this month.
I here's going to he Immediate selec-
tlv rlptlon nf swntters!"
itli a low moan the first fly fell In
An additional school levy of 2.29
mills was voted by the citizens of Mus-
kogee by an overwhelming vote.
Dates for the Caddo county fair -t
Anadarko will be Sept. 19, 20, 21 and
22, which is the week preceding tho
sta e fair.
As the result of the explosion of the
Moon Uoseline Company's plant in the
Bixby field in 4-16-13, there are now
six men dead.
The new $55,000 building beings
erected by the First Christian churcn
of Enid will not be ready to occupy
j before October 1.
Dr. Leo E. Bennett, one of Musko-
gee's pioneers and for several years,
United States marshal here, died last
week at Mineral Wells, Texas.
J. E. Bartos, a Shawnee Socialist
'.agitator, was arrested by Sheriff Dar-
den, charged with interfering with the
working of the registration laws.
The Pittsburg county commissioners
have bought a gasoline tractor, the
first one to be purchased in this coun-
| ty. it is to be used in road building.
Over 100 carloads of new alfalfa
hay had been shipped out of Cordell
up to June 1. The hay is good quality
1 and has been bringing around $15 a
Several hundred people from other
i towns attended the dedication at Cor-
dell last Sunday of the new Church of
Christ building. Elder W. W. Free-
man of Louisville, Ky., preached the
Degrees and certificates were award-
ed to 226 men anu women at the 25th
H | annual commencement exercises of
;i; the University of Oklahoma. Curtis
L. Laws, journalist and lecturer of
New York City, delivered the com-
One of the biggest booze hauls ever
made by the Okmulgee county author-
ities occurred when Patrolmen Gray
j and Sullins discovered 700 pints ot
i whisky being transported in a car.
I John Griffith, owner of the car, and
! Will Watson were arrested.
Eleven persons died in Oklahoma
j City during the month of May from
] unnatural causes—two homicides, four
j suicides and five accidents Total nil 111-
i her of deaths 78. Eleven died from
pneumonia, six from tuberculosis and
one from cedebro-spinal lneningiHs.
Oklahoma's watermelon crop will be
larger this season than in 1916. The
report of the bureau of estimates ot
the United States department of agri-
culture shows that there are 8,200
acres planted in watermelons in this
state" this season against 7,300 acres
J. W. Parker, farmer and s'ockman,
livin five miles west of Purcell diea
from the effects of poisonous gas.
Parker was digging a well and de-
scended too soon after blasting. As
soon as he gave the signal helpers
pulled him out, but it was too late to
Mrs. Katherine Couch of Pauls Val-
ley, who was reported in news dis-
patches to have been executed as a
spy in Germany recently, ca led at the
Spanish < onsUlate in Brussels last
week, according to a report published
in London newspapers, and cabled to
the state department.
The McAlester city commission has
passed a segregation ordinance. The
measure provides that hereafter no ne-
gro may move into a block where
white residents predominate, and vice
Francis Dunkin, 23 years old, was
bound over to the district court at
Guthrie on a charge of setting fire to
the home of Daniel Kieffer. Justice of
the Peace W. H. Hornsby fixed his
bond at $10,000. Dunkin is a member
of the Twenty-third infantry, home on
a furlough. It is charged that, because
of a quarel with Kieffen's daughter,
ho sought revenge by burning her
Ethel, the 9 year old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. E. E. Hell, was iustant'y
killed at Blackwell while playing in an
alley when she touched a guy wire
from an electric light circuit Her
head was disfigured by the hums,
which made a large bole, and her face
was badly burned. The Insulation had
beon worn from one of the wires
which rubbed against the
and when she louche.i u .
cult was formed.
Sir Arthur and Lady Pearson, gieatesi friends and workers for the relief
of the blind. Sir Arthur, although blind himseli', has been the chief worker j a dead faint to the ceiling, Clevclujr'
for the relief of the bllud in Greut Brltulu. J Plalndealer.
Congressional act n to l
University Preparatory srhoo
kawa perpetually de'mie- v.
rested by 11. E. Wind, as ist.
ney general, in a letter to Di-
li. Brooks, president of tho I
of Oklahoma. The school
losed for the next two ye i s
of Governor William ' d - ,
the Sixth le; i dative : [lp| n;
it. Mr. Wood's plan is to c,
n t attor-
; > erslty
; ion for
■ e; t the
l.">0 000 acres of land gratiiel for the
maintenance of the school in the en-
abling act of 1906, to the state unlver-
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