The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, August 6, 1915 Page: 7 of 8
INDIVIDUAL DEPOSITS HEAVIER
THAN SINCE 1910 IN STATE
The nev Stale Industrial Commission, which will administer the work'
Hen's compensation law, is composed ot A. A. McDonald, Hugo, chairman;
W. L. Blessing, Shawnee, and W. C. Jackson, Muskogee.
WHEAT SELLING AT 97c TO $1.07
PER BUSHEL AND SHIPPING
Extension Department of State Unl«
versity Making Plans.
OKLAHOMA CITY NEWS EVENTS
What the State Officials and Depart-
ments Are Doing.—Items of In
terest About the State
Oklahoma City.—Oklahoma's cornu
copia will be overflowing this year, ac-
cording to reports coming in from ev-
ery section of the state. While the
work of harvesting the wheat is far
from completion, indications are that
the 46,000,000-busliel crop of this cereal
predicted by the head of the state agri-
cultural department will be realized.
While in a few districts, where the
■wheat was damaged by wind and rain,
the yield is running only 15 to 20
bushels to the acre, in others a yield
of from 30 to 40 bushels is reported.
At original marketing points wheat
Is selling at 98 cents to $1.07 per
bushel and is expected to go higher,
80 that it is safe to assume that the
entire crop of the state will command
the staggering sum of $50,000,000.
Alfalfa and oats also are yielding
heavily, according to the reports, and
a record corn crop is in prospect.
Recent rains in southwestern Okla
lioma, while delaying the garnerers,
greatly benefited growing crops. At
Duncan, in Jefferson county, the pre-
cipitation last Monday was 1.1*
Inches, materially benefiting hay and
alfalfa. At Frederick, in Tillman
county, 2.52 inches of rain fell and re-
ports from there state that a big corn
crop is assured, with enough moisture
to carry corn to maturity. Two hun-
dred carloads of wheat and some oats
wore shipped from there last week,
for which $1.07 a bushel was paid to
the farmer. But many farmers will
hold their wheat.
Norman.—The extension division of
the University of Oklahoma is pre-
paring to offer a series of entertain-
ments to be given in the rural com-
munitiw and smaller towns over tha
state, commencing in October, 1915,
and lasting until March, 1916. Ma-
terial for community debates, singing
practices and illustrated lectures will
be furnished by the extension division
and literature for an agricultural club
by the extension division of the Okla-
homa A. and M. college at Stillwater.
The general plan for organizing the
community clubs, according to the sys-
tem that has been worked out by Dr.
J. W. Scroggs, head of the extension
division, is for the county superintend-
ent in each county to organize at least
twelve community centers in each
county If possible. The county super-
intendent will appoint someone in each
community to take charge of the work
during the winter.
If a debating club has not already
been organized the university will as-
sist in organizing one. Bulletins and
other material furnishing data for de-
bates on the leading political and social
subjects of the day will be furnished
by the university extension division
free of charge. During the past two
years these bulletins have been used
by the highschool debaters over the
state who were members of the High-
school Debating league.
BIG LAND TITLE SUIT IS FILED
Ownership of 150 Lots In Granite Will
Other Glowing Reports.
Reports from Greer county state
that some oat fields are yielding 90
bushels to the acre. Wheat at Fort
Supply is selling at $1.13 a bushel. At
Granite wheat is selling at $1.00; oat3,
at 32 cents.
Cordell reports 35,000 bushels of
wheat sold at 98 cents, but the bulk
of the wheat will be held for higher
prices. Hay shipments are light
there, only 55 carloads having been
At Ringling farmers also are hold-
ing wheat for better prices; only seven
carloads havi/ig been shipped, and six
carloads of oats. Wheat, sacked,
brings 98 cents; oats, 35 cents. Mays-
ville, in Garvin county, has shipped
30 carloads of wheat.
Lindsay reports broomcorn harvest
at hand and buyers in the field, but no
sales as yet. Rains caused heavy al-
falfa losses there. One man, W. K.
Donnell, lost a field of 200 acres.
From Wilburton comes the report
that a yield of 100 bushels of corn is
predicted from a 12-acre tract planted
by J. H. Anderson under demonstra-
At Vici wheat commands $1.00 per
bushel. The first carload was shipped
At Randlett, Cotton county, it is re-
ported that web worms are seriously
damaging the cotton.
Mountain View reports that recent
Tains have made the corn crop in that
locality. Wheat is averaging 20 bush-
els to the acre and is being marketed
Chattanooga expects to ship out 400
carloads of wheat this season. I-,ast
year its cotton shipments amounted
to 7,000 bales. The cotton acreage Is
smaller this year.
Minors Must Pay Income Tax.
Nowata.—Indian minors in Nowata
county who had an income of $2,500
In 1913, and $3,000 in 1914 must pay the
federal income tax. Up to the pres-
ent there is not a single minor in
this county who has paid any income
tax. Deputy Inspector E. F. Zumwalt
of the internal revenue department at
Oklahoma City is here going over the
affairs of the minors and all of those
who had an income in excess of the
sums named will be obliged to pay the
Income tax. The total will amount to
% large Bum of money.
Mangum.—A suit has been filed in
the district court here in which Mrs.
Missouri E. Bartlett is plaintiff and
about 150 residents of the city of
Granite, in this county, are made de-
fendants. It is a land case, in which
the ownership of the entire Bartlett
addition, or the East Side, in Granite,
is in question. The plaintiff asks for
the value of the land, $25,000 damages
and rents for fourteen years, amount-
ing to $20,000, making a total of $45,000
Several years ago, about 1900, the
Rock island built into Granite, and
W. W. Marsh, who was then admin-
istrator for the plaintiff, who had been
adjudged incompetent, and others put
in charge of her property, platted <vhat
is known as the Bartlett addition to
Granite. The lots were sold off and
it now is one of the most popular resi-
dence sections of Granite. The plat
was filed in the register's office of
Granite in 1900. In December, 1901,
the records of the probate court were
destroyed by fire and with them all
vestige of any authority for Marsh
platting the property and making a
deed to the lots was wiped out.
OTHER NEWS OF THE NEW STATE
Llttla Incidents and Accidents That
Qo To Make Up a Week'a
History of a Great
Individual deposits in state banks in
Oklahoma have increased more than
three millions of dollars in the last
twelve months, despite the fact that
there are fifteen less banks, it is
shown by a consolidated statement of
the condition of all state banks just
completed by Bank Commissioner J.
With 557 banks answering the call
issued by Commissioner Lankford,
total individual deposits of $41,244,-
700.64 are shown. At this time last
year 572 state banks showed deposits
aggregating $38,621.491.05, records of
the banking department disclose. The
fifteen banks not accounted for have
nationalized since last year.
Although state banks in 1910 showed
individual deposits aggregating ap-
proximately $45,000,000, it is patent,
according to the banking department,
that this, the highest record in the
state's history, is not as favorable as
the one just established. The reason
is that when the high mark wa3
reached in 1910 there were 691 state
banks. Since then 134 have national-
ized, taking all their deposits out of
the state column. Records of the
banking department show that in
June, 1913, 598 state banks reported
deposits of $39,000,000; in 1912 there
were 623 banks, with $34,000,000 de-
posits; in 1911, 638 banks had $39,000,-
000, while in.1910, the banner year, 691
banks had deposits aggregating $45,-
Total resources of state banks now
aggregate $56,000,000, approximately,
an increase of $2 000,000 over the
approximate $54,000,00 reported in
June, 1914. The average reserve held
this year is 29.4 per cent, compared
with 29.3 last year.
Overdrafts amounting to $304,620.36
are given in the statement, included
in the resources. The banking depart-
ment expects this column to be greatly
reduced when the next report is re-
ceived as the result of positive orders
sent out forbidding the practice ot al-
lowing overdrafts undor any circum
The consolidated statement as
shown by reports issued under the
date of June 23, pronounced by com-
missioner as "very favorable," follows:
Loans an ddlscounts *56'304'(S20S6
Stocks^bunds' aiid"warrants 3.93S,344.4a
I5lfliktui5sh°U8t'' fUrn'tU™.I1" 2,007,C43.?9
Due from banks ••••••• 'owo anu'rfi
Checks and other cash items 282.909.t6
Exchange for clearing house 13a.99o.y7
Bills of exchange 289,678.16
Cash in banks .__2,77^,579.
pue to banks
Total $56,o7 i ,893.90
Average reserve held, 29.4 per cent.
S C} HARRIS & IWIN
Veal Loaf, to serve cold: Cooked Corned Beef, select
and appetizing. Chicken Loaf, Ham Loaf and Veal Loaf,
delicately teasoned. Vienna Sausage, Genuine Deviled
Ham and Wafer Sliced Dried Beef for iandwiche and
InM on uth' at II—" grocxr'«
Libby, M-Neill & Libby, Chicago
Frank P. Walsh, chairman of the
Federal Commission on Industrial Re-
lations, will be the principal speaker
at the statewide celebration of Labor
Day to be held in Oklahoma City.
Plans are being formed to make
this the biggest celebration of the
industrial holiday ever held in the
state. A big parade is one of the
features, with the drill teams of the
fraternal orders as a special feature.
Farmer Kills Negro.
Chickasha.—Jack Smith, negro, 55
years old, died after an unsuccessful
attempt to steal hogs from the slaugh-
ter pens of W. H. Catterall, three
miles east of Chickasha. Mr. Catterall
had already lost ten head of hogs in
the last ten days ana he was lying in
wait for a return or the thief. He
shot the negro at midnight when the
negro darted under a wagon. The ball
from a .38 Winchester struck the
negro on top of the right shoulder,
passed through the lungs, killing him
Motor Wreck Fatal For Randlett Man.
Wichita Falls, Texas.-—Martin Mc- i
Kissick was instantly killed and four j
companions seriously injured, two, it is j
believed, fatally, when the front wheel j
of the automobile in which they were
riding suddenly collapsed. The injured
are Harry Griffln, who was driving;
Lonnie Griffln. P. W. Capps and Felix
Miller. All live near Randlett, and had
spent the day here. The Injured men
were brought to a sanitarium here,
where Harry Griffln and Capps are both
Jobs For 500 Men.
Henryetta.—The Geo. E. Nicholson
Construction Company, at present
erecting a five-block smelter at Kusa,
a new town four miles northeast ol
here on the M., O & G. railroad, has
sent out an S. O. S. call for help.
They are to furnish employment to
500 men during the next few months,
and each family will require a house.
Another large smelter will be built
when the first one is completed and
within six or eight months a thousand
men will be employed snislUug zinc
ore at Kusa.
State Valuation $1,200,000,000.
That the total taxable valuation
for the state this year will reach
about $1,200,000,000 or about $120,000,-
000 more thn last year, is the belief
of members of the state equalization
The valuation, before equalization
"was made, was $899,497,396. Up to
this time the assessments made
against public service corporations
amount to $219,394,843, while the ten-
tative assessments made against the
remaining public service corporations
are upon an aggregate valuation
amounting to $63,804,867.
In the figures above given are sev-
eral public service corporations not
The total amount of gross produc-
tion tax up to date was $118,673.60,
of which amount $38,673.60 was re-
ceived in the mail
School Land Sale At Alva Aug. 30-31.
The first section of the great quan-
tity of Oklahoma school lands to bu
sold by auction this summer will be
placed under the hammer August 30
and 31 at Alva, Woods county, in the
twelfth sale disrict, according to an
ficial notice sent out Friday by Sec-
retary George A. Smith of the board
of school land commissioners. Ap-
proximately 12,053 acres are scheduled
to be offered by the auctioneer.
Following are the other places in
the twelfth district where there will
be sales, also the county, the number
of acres to be offered and the dates:
Cherokee, Alfalfa county: 50,716
acres; Bales, September 1 to 10.
Enid, Garfield county: 58,883 acres;
sales, September 11 to 22.
Medford, Grant county: 58.223 acres;
asles, September 22 to October 7.
Newkirk, Kay county: 15,374 acres;
sales, October 9 to 12.
Perry, Noble county: 18,379 acres;
sales, October 13, 14, and 15.
Terms of the sales will be 5 per cent
down, where o per cent equals $50 or
more and the remainder in forty equal
annual instalments. A minimum of
| $50 for the first payment will be charg-
I Land to be soid in the twelfth dis-
j trict has been appraised for approx-
j imately $5,500,000, and it will not be
sold for less than that. Where a tract
j of land is offered and the highest bid
i received is not as great as the ap-
praised value the property will not
| be sold.
Dave Peer has been selected as the
I auctioneer to conduct the school land
| sales. Frank M. Gault, president of
; the state board of agriculture, will ac-
company him during me time the land
is being sold. George Smith, secre-
tary of the land commission, will be
j with the selling party a good portion
of the time.
By the time the selling Is completed
in the twelfth district Secretary
j Smith believes the tnlrteenth disrict,
j in which Oklahoma county is included,
1 will be ready.
Rocky Roads of China.
We all know the description of the
snakeB in Ireland: "There are none,"
and much the same might be said
about the roads in China. There are
so-called roads, certainly, upon which
the people move about, but I have
Bcldom met one that was any better
than the surrounding country, and
very, very often on this journey I
met roads where it was ease and lux-
ury to move off them on to the neigh-
boring plowed field. The recipe for
a road there in the North seems to
be: "Take a piece of the country that
Is really too bad to plow or to use
for any agricultural purposes what-
ever, that a mountain torrent, In fact,
has given up as toe much for the
water, upset a stone wall over it, a
stone wall with good large stones in it,
take care tbey never for a moment lie
evenly, and you have your road.—Wide
A Modern Incubus.
"Poor Dobblei He was the victim
of an unfortunate automobile accident
"Goodness! What happened?"
"He fell Into casual conversation
with a smooth-tongued person who
turned out to be an automobile sales-
man and sold him one."
REASON FOR THE MUSTACHE
In Evidence as Having Been Worn by
British Soldiers as Measure of
The correspondent who writes to a
cotemporary suggesting that the
British war office authorities should
insist on soldiers being clean shaven
Instead of ordering them to wear mus-
taches, might have alleged Teutonlo
Influence In the adoption of the mus-
tache of the British army. The idea
was first borrowed from a batch of
Austrian officers quartered with some
of our troops on the South coast dur-
ing the Waterloo campaign. It was
then taken up by the guards, who very
much resented any attempt on the
part of mere line regiments to follow
the new fashion. The winter cam-
paign in the Crimea led our men to
grow full beards for warmth, and
these, modified into flowing whiskers
("Piccadilly weepers," as they came
to be called) on their return to Lon-
don, were long regarded as the mark
of the man of fashion.—London
"Did I make myself plain, sir?"
"Oh, no, madam. Nature made a
thorough job of that for you."
And some people make us tired—be-
cause we can't run fast enough to get
away from them.
Might Have Been Worse.
Flatbush—Wasn't that awful for
Nero to be playing his fiddle while
Bensonhurst—It might have been a
good deal worse.
"Why, the old man might hava
played the bagpipes."
Women are acting as street cleaner*
' in Cardiff, Wales.
! Tick Eradication Formula Prepared.
j Receiving many applications for a
I formula for tick eradicaten work, th;
state board of agriculture selected the
following: arsenic, 10 pounds; salso la,
i ten pounds; caustic soda, four pounds;
I tar, one gallon; water, 500 gallons.
Extensive tick eradication work is now
, going on in Adair, Wagoner, Mayes,
i Sequoyah, Cherokee, Muskogee, Ok-
mulgee, McIntosh, Haskell, Delaware,
' Rogers, Osage, Tulsa, Creek, Oktus-
kee, Seminole, Pontotoc, Garvin, Ste-
phens, Jefferson, Jonnston and Mc-
! Clain counties.
Express, Telegraph Concerns Assessed
Telegraph and express companies,
among the last of the big public serv-
ice corporations to bo considered by
the state board of equalization this
year, were tentatively assessed. The
Western Union was assessed at $1,300,-
000, the Postal at $100,000 and the Mac-
kay at $160,000. Wells Fargo & Com-
pany was set down at $437,000 and the
American at $400,000. Protests in
these cases will be heard by the board
| Must Keep Cream Containers Clean.
| Strict enforcement in Oklahoma City
i as well as throughout the state of
I new state law providing that milk >
\ ice cream containers shall be tlioroi
ly cleansed immediately after b<
I emptied is the determination of
j state department of agriculture,
| cording to a statement by Presii
i Frank M Gault. He declared that
j in every ten cases of ptomaine poi
1 ing resulting from eating ice ci
is caused by the container from w
the cream is taken having been
isn't beef, pork or mutton, but the true lifer
giving meat of wheat.
Warm weather calls for lighter diet, and a
true grain food best answers every purpose of
comfort and activity, not only for the business
man but for everybody.
Few Fires In July.
Only 38 fires occurred in the state
of Oklahoma in the first 22 days of
July, of which five are accredited to
Oklahoma City, accorotng to the rec-
ords of State Fire Marshal Hammonds.
Investigations of last year's records
reveals that there were only 74 fires
In this state In June, while for the
same month 768 were reported in
Michigan. Numerous electric storms in
Oklahoma last month served to swell
the number of fire losses. Thirty-six
oil tanks were burned In the month,
representing a loss of $309,000.
Storage Oil Assessment Raisei
Fresh crude oil valued at $93,4!
and storage oil to the amount of
544,000 assessed in Tulsa county i
cents per barrel, was under di
sion by the state board of equi
tion and the assessment on some
raised 5 cents per barrel. The as
ment c*i steel tankage was raise
per cent. The valuation rendered by
the county this year amounted to $36,
'.33,919; last year's returns, $31,292,-
407, representing an increase of 'it
most four and a half million doll^ra
But for a bank to renc
by officers who can look to a
thst they owe something to t
to be j
ties is. of course, the fij
just as liberal as the S;j
g an opportunity to ht:L
k for breakfast ten days, then
ikfast puts one in fine fettle and,
^eat and barley pure food un-
that it affords the valuable
While the character . a.
tection. we realize it is imp<in8 IlCCCSSary IOf the dl y
and that everyone who flepo? j muscle tissue.
is absolutely safe, we have p «««-
homa Guaranty Fund All q
the state laws, This bank pi n rt*
We invite you to brinf*8 a " *
it direct from the package.
and Grape-Nuts is
Sold by Grocers Everywhere.
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