The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 29, 1912 Page: 2 of 4
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Davenport New Era
OKLAHOMA NEWS NOTES
Logan county haa 'some peacheB."
Sapulpa Is now dubbed the "magic
Eufaula baB voted $40,000 water ex-
Chickasha is feeding Elberta pir*A-
•s to the pigs.
The Ponca oil field Is attracting
Enid at a special election voted a
special school tax levy.
Coalgate has a candidate for a local
office who was born in that city.
Talihina Is boosting for a municipal
electric light plant.
Four new oil wellB were brought In
at Henryetta last week.
A large number of public sales are
being held In Blaine county.
This la. great weather for the Okla-
homa cotton and peach crop.
Henryetta voted down the proposed
five mill additional school levy.
Some communities In the state are
shipping In silos by the car load.
That July copper output was the
largeBt 011 record—13 million pounds.
Frisco railroad is replllng all its
bridges on the Lawton to Quanah di-
New $40,000 Rock Island Btation at
Waurika has been completed and oc-
Soul hern border counties report
that cotton in some regions is begin-
ning to open.
Leap year parties in Oklahoma
townB become moro frequent as the
year goes by.
May board of education is advertis-
ing for bids on a two-story brick
Pontotoc county farmers are rejoic-
ing over the very' fine cotton weather
they are having.
The prices of beef should Induce
more poultry growing.
The Fredonla glass plant now lo-
cated at Coffeyvllle. Kans., is soon to
be removed to Okmulgee.
Fifty carloads of alfalfa will be
shipped from Anadarko to Florida
within the next few weeks.
Various parts of the state are being
visited by grasshoppers though no
damage to crops haB been reported.
Hobart will open Its schools Sept. 9
with five teachors fewer than form-
erly, economy being the cnuse of the
The safe of the Harper County State
bank at May was blown open and
nearly $2,000 in silver and currency
While ploying on her husband's
farm, three miles north of Enid, Mrs.
Catherine Mortz waB thrown under the
plow and killed.
Business was suspended at Custer
City one day recently while business
men. citizens and farmers repaired a
stretch of road near the town.
Onlly one man out of sixteen who
have applied at the Chickasha army
recruiting station since August 1st
has been able to pass the examination.
Trl-County Sunday school picnic
with all Sunday schools In Woodward,
Ellis and Harper counties Invited will
be held near Supply on September 25.
State Fire Marshal C. C. Hammonds
Is investigating the 8unday morning
fires wh'oh destroyed the Odell and
Owen slaughter houseB outheast of
Ottawa county has postponed Its
bridge bond election aud now plans to
ask for $100,000 with which to build
sew bridges at an election to be held
Largest stone ever torn lose In Ok-
lahoma was quarried at Granite last
week, the dimensions of the block of
granite being thirteen by Blxteen by
Weatherford Is preparing to do It-
self proud and entertain in style the
convention of the state Hural Mall
Carriers' association which wil be
held there the first week in Septem-
The first bale of cotton for Muskogee
county is expected about September 1.
The bulbs are beginning to open now
'in numerous fields. With continued
■warm weather the yield should be a
record breaker In this section this
Charles A. Butterfleld lias resigned
his position as superintendent of the
Muskogee Park System and will re-
move to Oklahoma City where he
will take up the same line of work.
The 5-year-old son of Henry Brae-
kctt, of Bcnnlgton, Is dead from In-
juries received while playing with an
Improvised boiler which exploded. The
boy lived two dayB after the accident.
Barney Call, a son of a wealthy
stockman of l'oruin, charged with
shooting Dan Foster, feudist, was given
a preliminary hearing aud bound over
ma a charge of murder.
THE GAIN OVER THE PRECEDING
YEAR 13 MORE THAN TWENTY-
FIVE PER CENT
TOTAL EIGHTY MILLIONS
GREATER INCREASE IN EVERY
LINE CONFIDENTLY EX-
PECTED NEXT YEAR
Oklahoma City.—The office of the
commissioner of labor has completed
the collection and summary of - the
figures showing Oklahoma's manufac-
turing development last year, with a
very satisfactory result.
In round numbers the value of the
output from the Oklahoma factories
for the year ending June 30, 1912, was
$80,000,000, an Increase of $20,000,000
over the output for 1911, or 25 per
cent. Notwithstanding this $20,000,-
000 increase occurred during a short
production year, it was 100 per cent
In excess of the increase noted dur-
ing the good crop year of 1910, whose
output valuation of $60,000,000 was
°nly $10,000,000. In excess of 1909.
This showing is regarded in com-
mercial circles as moaning that Okla-
homa has formally entered the manu-
facturing field. A large portion of the
capital and labor expended during the
decade Included between the years
1900 and 1910 was necessarily devoted
to agricultural and realty operations.
Large bodies of farm acreage had to
be brought Into cultivation and civic
centers had to be built a', intervals.
While the work of agricultural ex-
pansion and of housing in comforta-
ble homes the growing population will
continue during the present decade. It
will not absorb such a proportionately
large amount of the state's capital
and labor and commerlcal circles pre-
dict a great increase in manufactur-
ing. The output for the first year of
the decade, which is 100 per cent in
excess of that of any previous year,
is regarded as meaning taht the pres-
ent will be the great manufacturing
decade of. Oklahoma.
"An $80,000,000 factory output is a
wonderful record for Oklahoma during
a year of general business lassitude."
said Assistant Commissioner Ashton.
"That is approximately half the valua-
tion of the entire agricultural pro-
"If the 1912 ratio of increase con-
tinues for 1913, Oklahoma will show
a factory output in the next report of
BUMPER COTTON CROP
CAIN AND GILL NEW MEMBERS
Governor Cruce Fills Vacancies In
State School Board
Oklahoma City.—Governor Cruce
has appointed Ira L. Cain, principal
of the Muskogee high school, and W.
E Oill of Pawhuska, superintendent
of public instruction for Osage coun-
ty, members of the state board of
education. Both Cain and Gill are
It has been known for several days
that Governor Cruce had practically
made up his mind to appoint Gill and
Cain, but the announcement was not
made for the reason that the gover-
nor hoped to announce the three ap-
pointments to fill vacancies in the
school board at the same time. Frank
I. Wlkoff of Oklahoma City, a repub-
lican, was asked to accept an appoint-
ment, but he could not on account of
These two appointments probably
will lead to action In the courts to
determine who are the legal mem-
bers of the school board. R. H. Wil-
son, superintendent of public instruc-
tion and chairman of the board, has
stated that he will not recognize the
appointments made by the governor.
Harvest Will be Most Profitable In
History of State
Oklahoma City.—With a ten per
cent less acreage Oklahoma promises
to produce a twenty-five per cent in-
crease in yield In cotton this year.
The crop is in much better Bhape
this year than last because of the al-
most entire absence of Insects. The
Oklahoma fields have been almost en-
tirely free this season from parasitic
attacks, more fortunate in this respect
than the fields of any other crop grow-
ing state. The parasite moBt con-
spicuous In the cotton growing belt
tills year 1b the army worm, which,
with the exception of Oklahoma and a
portion of Texas, has ravaged the en-
tire section, inflicting a loss variously
estimated at from ten to fifteen mil-
lion dollnrs. I11 Oklahoma the loss is
so small as to be practically negligi-
Bagging and ties sufficient to handle
the great crop now in sight, have al-
ready been assembled by the glnners.
Also all tfhe gins, cotton mills aud
compresses have b^en overhauled and
put In prime running shape during the
summer and it is assured that the
crop will be handled with speed and
efficiency. Considerable attention Is
going to be paid towards the baling
of the Oklahoma crop this autumin.
It Is a current saying among Europeau
manufacturers that the American cot-
ton is not t .led as efficiently as cot-
ton from other countries. It is stated
that the Oklahoma growers and gln-
ners are going to co-operate this sea-
son in securing better baling results
and consequently better prices.
Scattering bales of cotton wil be re-
ported at Intervals betwen now and
September 1 at various places in the
state, it is stated. Along about the
firBt week in September, the crop will
begin coming in pretty lively and about
the fifteenth, the firBt picking will be
in full swing, according to the present
The railroads are assembling extra
rolling stock equipment to handle the
movement expeditiously, banks are ar-
ranging to finance it. gins, compresses
and oil mills are prepared for the har-
vest, the crop promises the best aver-
age yield and the largest total yield in
the history of the state.
ROOSEVELT AT OKLAHOMA CITY
ON OPENING DAY Of STATE fAIR
Ex-President Accepts Invitation to Come to Oklahoma
and Speak at Big Exposition on Tuesday, Sept. 24.
Letter from Chairman Dixon Bears the
Theodore Roosevelt will visit Okla-
Joma City and speak at the grounds
of the Oklahoma State Fair and Ex-
postlon on 'Tuesday, September 24,
opening day of the Fair. A letter from
Joseph M. Dixon, chairman of the
National Progressive party, to I. S.
Mahan, secretary of the State Fair
and Exposition, bears that announce-
ment. Plans for the entertainment
of the ex-president and standard bear-
Colonel Roosevelt will reach Okla.
homa City over the Rock Island on
Tuesday, September 24, and he will
be royally entertained from the time
he reaches the Oklahoma line until
he has left the state. The plan is to
have a special escort of Spanish War
Veterans meet him at Enid and ac-
company him to Oklahoma City, where
he will be the guest of the entire state
of Oklahoma. Practically every city
Lumber Combine Charged.
Oklahoma City.—Ten lumber com-
panies are named in the action
brought before the corporation com-
mission charging Illegal restraint of
trade and the formation of a combine
to fix prices and control the lumber
output. In his petition. Attorney Gen-
eral West names the Mlnnetonkn
Lumber company, S. M. Gloyd com-
pany. T. H. Rogers Lumber company,
George D. Hope Lumber company,
Badger Lumber company, Clark and
Bates Lumber company, Long-Bell
Lumber company, Central Coal and
Coke company, Glen Lumber com-
pany, J. A. Butts Lumber company
and the Muskogee Lumber company
as being operated under the so-called
"Association Price List," through the
Yellow I'ine Manufacturing associa-
tion and the Southwestern Retail
Among other things It ty charged
that wholesale lumber dealers entered
Into a compact to sell only to retail-
ers who, In turn agreed to buy only
from members of the Yellow Pine
The date for the hearing on the
petition has not yet been fixed.
GAS SUPPLY ENORMOUS
Two Billion Feet Available Daily For
Oklahoma City.—Oklahoma has at
present an available daily supply of
two billon cubic feet of natural gas.
There is no state In the union that
can approach this quantity of produc-
tion and the state has good prospects
of holding the place of permanent lea-
dership. The economists say that
cheap fuel supply Inevitably means
great stride in manufacturing. Manu-
facturers perdlct that the time will
come within the persent decade when
the factories of Oklahoma will repre-
sent a greater valuation than those of
Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Arkansas,
Louisiana and New Mexico combined.
It is pointed out that all the sec-
tions which have been producing
natural gas for a decade are today
gretat manufacturing localities.
With natural gas as a basis, the larg-
est and most varied assortment of raw
material In the Bouth'west as a means
of operation, Oklahoma wil be a mar-
vel of manufacturing growth during
the present decade. The railroad
managers, men who can size up an
economical situation a quarter cen-
tury beyond the perspective of the
average Individual, have recognized
this phase by centering their new line
developments upon tills state.
Oklahoma already has more rail-
road mileage per 10,000 inhabitants
than Texas, Arkansas, Missouri or
Kansas, aud nearly all the new line
construction projects southwest of
Chicago have thlB state as their prin-
«OR Luncheon—or picnic
sandwiches, nothing equals
_ _p with crisp new lettuce.
It is a tasty treat and economical a* welL
At All Crocmra
Libby, MiNeill & Libby
SWHiHI&CI&AR always reliable
Former President of the United States and leader of the National Pro-
gressive party, who has accepted an invitation to visit Oklahoma City
and speak at the opening of the Oklahoma State Fair and Exposi-
tion, on Tuesday, September 24.
er of the third party are now well
under way and It is proposed to make
the celebration In honor of Colonel
Roosevelt a state-wide event.
The following is the letter of ac-
ceptance from Chairman Dixon:
"National Progressive Headquarters,
"I. S. Mahan, Esq.,
Secretary Oklahoma State Fair,
Oklahoma City, Okla.
"My Dear Sir: Plans have Just
been completed for the first country
tour which Colonel Roosevelt will
make. He will enter Oklahoma on
September 24 and In behalf of the
committee I desire to thank you for
your kind Invitation and to say that
Colonel Roosevelt will be present at
the Fair and address your people on
that date, September 24.
"JOSEPH M. DIXON."
Sixteen Pounds of Pennies Stolen
Guthrie, Okla.—Postofflce Inspector
Robert Leahy, who has headquarters
In this city, has Just returned from
Harrah, Okla., a small town In Okla-
homa county, where ho Investigated
the robery of the postofflce there.
The safe was blown by experts who
Secured sixteen pounds of pennies, or
about $24, The robbers also got $4
from the cash register of the owner
of the drug store, who Is postmaster.
It Is the custom of the postmBBter to
carry all of ths cash with him.
Swift Building Under Way
Oklahoma City.—Construction work
Is now well under way for the $60,-
000 warehouse of Swift and company,
which is being erected at First St.
and Santa Fe. The excavation for the
basement has been completed and a
two-story brick stable has been com-
pleted Just to the rear of the build-
Work has been somewhat delayed
on the building proper, on account of
the rush orders in the steel market.
When the contractors went to get the
steel reinforcement material they
found that It could not be acquired
this side of the factories, and there
only In small lots.
The building will be completed by
November 1 and Oklahoma City will
become the distribution center for the
Swift products for this entire section.
McAlester, Okla.—W. O. Johnson, a
farmer living near Crowder, Okla., has
been adjudged insane and sent to
the asylum at Norman.
and town In Oklahoma will be rep-
resented in Oklahoma City on that
day and It is understood that many
special trains will be chartered from
different points In the state.
As a result of the coming of the
great Bull Moose leader'to the Okla-
homa State Fair and Expostion for
the purpose of making a speech, "and
In view of the fact that the national
campaign will be nearing Its climax
at that date, by far the largest crowd
ever before assembled at one place In
Oklahoma, Is expected to gather In
the Immense grandstand of the Okla-
homa State Fair. It Is proposed by
the third party leaders and officers
of the Oklahoma State Fair and Ex-
position to make Colonel Roosevelt's
visit to Oklahoma memorable In the
history of his trip through the west-
ern states this fall.
MUSIC BY COMPRESSED AIR
Auxetophone Invented to Play Vio-
loncello Producing Rich Tone of
Oklahoma City.—Governor Cruce
has signed two requisitions for prison-
ers. One on the governor of Cali-
fornia for George Reedy, wanted in
Pittsburg county on the charge of
murdering Charley Morgan in Septem-
ber 1909, and the other on the gover-
nor of Alabama for W. T. Blackmail,
wanted In Garvin county on a charge
of obtaining money under false pre-
The governor honored a requisition
from the governor «f Texas.
The auxetophone Is the thing that
plays a violoncello by compressed air.
It is the invention of C. A. ParBons of
turbine fame, and Is an attachment
for musical Instruments whereby the
tone of the latter is appreciobly in-
creased by means of a current of com-
It Is a comb or multiple reed valve
of aluminum, which Is so hinged that
each tooth of the comb can vibrate at
a variable distance from a corres-
ponding slot in a little box, to which
compresed air Ib supplied at about
five pounds pressure. The farther
away the teeth are from the slots the
greater the flow of air, and vice verBa.
The flow of air Is controlled by a
! valve, and when caused to vibrate, the
1 air transmits corresponding sound
waves into the trumpet.
When the auxetophone Is applied
to the cello or any other stringed In-
In an address at the Harvard Med-
ical school on "Infantile Paralysis,"
Dr. R. W. Lovett said that, while It
was not yet certain how the germs of
the disease were communicated to
healthy children, It was a fact that
birds and domestic animals had been
found In a large proportion of the
families where Infantile paralysis had
occurred, and there was good reason
for believing that such pets In the
house wers responsible sometimes for
tli* appearance of the disease.
strument the valve Is connected by a
rod of aluminum with the bridge of
the Instrument. Thus the valve Is
caused to vibrate in accord with the
characteristic tone of the Instrument
The sound issuing from the trumpet,
though in many respects Identical
with that of the instrument Itself, Is
at the same time richer in character
and greater in volume.
At a recent conecrt in London one
of the program features was a vio-
loncello solo rendered In conjunction
with the auxetophone. At the concert
the possibilities of the Invention were
strikingly evidenced. The tone of the
Instrument was appreciably fuller,
richer and stronger. When the auxeto-
phone was attached the harmonies
were more clearly defined than Is pos-
sible without the attachment The
fortlsBimo passages of the tones had
a solid, well rounded ring of great
volume. In the pianissimo passages
the expression was enhanced by a
softness and distinct clearness of
An Interesting type of care Is In use
on the electric railroad running from
Indianapolis to Toledo. This car Is
provided with a parabolic front end,
commonly called a "sheep-nose." The
object of this arrangement Is to re-
duce wind resistance when the cars
are running at high speed, also to
make >t easier for the car to force Its
way through snow drifts. The frame
of the car is very strongly built, and
Is arranged to carry a steel sheathed
pilet whloh serves aa a snow plow.
Served with cream, milk
or fruit—fresh or cooked.
Crisp, golden-brown biu
of white corn — delicious
and wholesome —
A flavour that appeals to
young and old.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold by Grocers.
Many a dear girl remains in the
; spinster class because men are looking
for something cheaper.
Mrs. Winsiows Soothing Syrup for Chlldra*
teething1, softens the gums, reduces Inflamma-
tion, allays pain, cures wind coilo, 26o a bottle.
The old hat on a woman's head
I hasn't the slightest resemblance to the
j new one she has on her mind.
As a summer tonlo there i no medlolue
that quite oompares with OXIDLNE. It not
only builds up the system, but taken reg-
ularly, prerents Malaria. Regular or Taat*.
less formula at Druggist*.
"I don't like this chicken-raising
for a man to go into."
1 "It's such a hen-pecking kind of
"I'm afraid our friend Scrapsley Is
"No. You misjudge Scrapsley. What
makes him sore Is the fact that in
spite of the high cost of living, soma
men manage to lead double lives."
"Mrs. Jinks always has such a good
time when she goes anywhere. How
does Bhe manage to convey the impres-
sion Bhe Is a widow?"
"She always makes an allusion
to her tardy husband, as 'my lata
Too Much of a Good Thing.
"I was very happy," Bald the pro-
fessor, "when, after years of wooing,
she finally said 'Yes.'"
"But why did you break the engage-
ment so soon after?" asked his
"Man, It was she that dissolved it."
"Really?" said his friend. "How
did that happen?"
"It was due to my accursed absent-
mindedness. When, a few days later,
I called at her feome, I again asked her
to marry me."
Sparrow Sets House Ablaze.
An English sparrow waB the causa
of three houses catching fire at Law-
renceburg, Ind., recently, and had It
not been for the prompt work of the
neighbors and friends all would have
been destroyed. The sparrow waa
building a nest under the eaves of the
j home of Mrs. Mary Webber, and it
picked up a long cotton Btrlng from a
pile of rubbish that had Just been
burned. With the burning string In
Its beak, the sparrow flew to the roof
of Mrs. Sophia Shafer's house, then
i to Otto McCrlght's house and then to
[ the roof of Emanuel Wuest's home,
| where It dropped the burning string.
A fire started in the shingles of each
building. Each was extinguished by
j neighbors before much damage waa
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