The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 12, 1915 Page: 2 of 10
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THE LEXINGTON LEADER
SECOND ANNUAL CONVENTION OF
THE OKLAHOMA MUNICIPAL
LEAGUE DEC. 9-10.
OTHER NEWS OF THE NEW STATE
Little Incidents and Accidents That
Go to Make Up a Week's
Hietory of a Great
Norman.—A definite date for the
second annual convention of the Ok-
lahoma Municipal League has been
eet, the time selected being Dec. 9
and 10, the first day's meeting to be
held in the council chamber of the
City Hall at Oklahoma City and the
second at Norman, under the auspices
of the Univer ity of Oklahoma.
Addresses wUl be made by Governor
R. L. Williams, Mayor Overholser of
Oklahoma City, Mayor Henry D. Linds-
ley of Dallas, C. H. Talbot, director
of the municipal reference bureau of
the University of Kansas and secre-
tary of the League ot Kansas Munici-
palities; Mayor C. F. Border of Man-
gum, who will speak on "One Year of
the City Manager Plan In Mangum";
Hugh J. Cooper, commissioner of pub
lie utilities at Weatherford, on "My
Experience in the Development of the
Municipal Ice Plant in connection with
Water and Light Plants"; Commis-
sioner T. J. Quinn of Tulsa, on "Fire
Apparatus"; President Brooks of the
university on "The University and the
State"; Dr. 0. Ellison on "Better Sani-
tary Methods in Oklahoma Cities";
Jerome Dowd, director Of the School
of Commerce and Industry at the Uni-
versity, on "Municipal Problems and
How to Meet Thetn", and by a num-
ber of other iuen who have not yet
been selected by the committee.
One of the chief features of the
league's work is the bureau of infor-
mation maintained free of charge for
the cities of the state by the state
university. The bureau secures expert
information on all subjects and sup-
plies it to municipal officers through
the extension division of the school.
Officers of the league for the pres-
ent year are Mayor E. S. Ratliff, Ada,
president; Mayor C. A. Lamm, Bartles-
ville, vice president; John Alley, pro-
fessor of government. University of
Oklahoma, secretary; Mayor W. R.
Roberts, Ardmore, treasurer.
1ALK OF A POST-SEASOH GAME
Oklahoma and Nebraska May Meal
Norman.—With an all-victorious j
team practically a certainty, the Ok
lahoma Sooners are now considering |
playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers a I
post season game in Kansas City tc
decide the football championship ol ,
the entire west.
Oklahoma has already befeated Kan- |
sas, Missouri and Texas, besides small '
or schools in this state, and Is d
clared to have the strongest eleven j
in the Missouri Valley, but it has nl
ready defeated Missouri 24 to 0, TexaJ
14 to 13 and Kansas 23 to 14. Game!
on the regular schedule yet to hi)
played are University of Arkansas at
Fayettevllle. Nov. 13; Kansas Aggie*
at Manhattan, Nov. lfl; and Oklahoma
i Aggies at Oklahoma City, Nov. 25.
Star players so far developed hav«
■ been Capt Geyer, fullback, who is de-
clared to be the greatest passer west
of the Mississippi river; Homer Mont
gomery, right end, and Montforc
Johnson, quarterback, who have con
.-istently caught Geyer's forward
passes for gains of thirty, forty and
fifty yards; Willis llott, right gunrd.
the strongest defensive player on th<
Sooner team; and Frank McCain
| right halfback. Injured in the Kansas
panic. who l a been the most consist
c nt ground gainer on the 1915 team
INDIA TEMPLE INVITES GUESTS
Shriners Bid Twelve of Nearby Towm
SAYS NATION MUST PROTECT
RIGHTS OF LIBERTY IN WEST
ALL CLASSES SUPPORTURGED
CATHOLICS INVITE THE GOVERNOR
Oklahoma City.—In anticipation ol
a large attendance nt the statewide
ceremonial Thanksgiving day, when
Imperial Potentate J. Putnam Stevens
will be Its guest of honor, India Tern
pie has sent special invitation to thfl
Mid'.an, Wichita: Akdar, Tulsa; El
Karubah, Shreveport, la.; Abou Ben
Adheni, Springfield, Mo.; Isls, Salina;
Moila, St. Joseph; Merza, Pittsburg,
Kan.; Sahara, Pine Bluff; Bedouin,
Muskogee; A1 Amin, Little Rock; Mos
lah. Fort Worth; Hella, Dallas.
From all indications this ceremonial
will be the largest ever held in this
part of the country, and several hun
dred novices w ill make the pilgrimage
across the burning sands. Special in-
vitations also have been mailed to
prominent Shriners throughout the
country. A special statewide ceremon-
ial of this kind has attracted the at
tention of many Masons who, having
the thirty-second degree of the Scot-
tish Rite and the Sir Knight degree of
the Knights Templar are eligible mem-
bers of the Mystic Shrine. Many have
expressed their desire to affiliate at the
Thanksgiving day ceremonial.
University May Change Dedication
Date That Williams May Attend.
Oklahoma City.—If the dedication'
ceremonies of the new Roman Catholic
university at Shawnee are held the1
day before Thanksgiving instead of
Thanksgiving day, as originally plan-
ned. Governor Williams will attend
and deliver an address. The governor
was invited to the ceremonies by Rev.
Father Blaise, president of the uni-
versity, and Charles E. Dierker, an at-
torney of Shawnee, who were in Okla-
homa City completing arrangements I
for the dedicatory exercises.
The governor will give his annual j
dinner to the newsboys of Oklahoma j
City on Thanksgiving day and for that
reason, he told Father Blaise, he could
not leave the city. It was stated by
Father Blawe that the ceremonies
probably would be held on Wednes-
day that the governor might attend.
The university recently opened upon
its first school year with a large en-
rollment. The ground, buildings and
equipment represent an investment of
approximately $250,000. It Is one of
the most modern educational institu-
tions in the state.
SANTA FE IS SETTLING CLAIMS
Quarter of a Million Dollars Paid Out
as Result of Explosion.
Ardmore—Of the 1,275 claims for
personal and property damages grow-
ing out of the explosion of casing-head
gas from a tank in the Santa Fe yards
here five weeks ago, 916 have been
settled to date without the services
of a lawyer and without resorting to
any court or to the commission ap-
pointed by Mayor Van Mullen. This
became known here last week when
representatives of the Santa Fe rail-
road and city officials checked up the
The settlements have been at the
rate of 75 a day. Attempts will be
made to settle the remaining claims
either by arbitration or appeal to the
The claims aggregate about $750,000
Already one-third of that sum has been
paid out by the Santa Fe.. and the
company, according to statements
from officials expects to pay the re
maining $500,000 soon. No difficulties
have yet arisen in the work of settling
claims, it was said, and only the lack
of time has prevented the final adjust-
ment of the entire 1.275 cases.
President Receives Great Ovation In
Opening Defense Campaign,
Speaking To New York
New York.—President Wilson opened
the administration campaign for its
j national defense program in a compre-
hensive and carefully prepared ad-
dress delivered here at the Manhattan
club banquet. He declared solemnly
that the United States had no aggres-
sive purposes, but must be prepared
itself to assume full liberty and self
possession. Significantly, he said that
"with ourselves in this great matter we
associate all the peoples ot our own
hemisphere," adding that "we wish not
only for the United States, but for
thein the fullest freedom of independ-
ent growth of action."
The president received enthusiastic
applause as he entered the banquet
hall and during his address. The hall
was decorated with American flags and
filled even to the galleries with demo-
crats happy over their victory in the
New York City elections. When he
rose to speak every one jumped up
and applauded until he was forced to
signal for quiet.
"Within a year," said the president,
"we have witnessed what we did not
think possible, a great European con-
flict involving many of the greatest
nations of the world. The influences
of the war are great. All Europe is in
battle. Forces everywhere speaks out
with a loud and imperious voice in a
titanic struggle of government and
from one end of our own dear country
to the other men are asking one an-
other what our own force it, how far
we are prepared to maintain ourselves
against any interference with our na-
tional action or development."
The president called upon "men of
all shades of political opinion" to rally
to the support of the program. He
said it represented "the professional
and expert opinion of the country" and
gave warning that "if men differ with
me in this vital matter, I shall ask
them to make it clear how far and in
what way they are interested in mak-
ing the permanent interests of the
country safe against disturbance."
There is no need for the country to
feel panic stricken, the president de-
clared, because it stands on friendly
relations with Hie world. He spoke of
the United States "as a nation too big
and generous to be exacting, but yet
colirageous enough to defend its rights
and the liberties of its people where-
ever assailed or involved."
Outlining the defense program, the
president said it included an increase
in the standing army, the training
within the next three years of 400,000
citizen soldiers to be raised in annual
forces of 133,000 and the strengthen-
ing of the National Guard. He laid
particular emphasis on the need of
The president declared that the
navy already is a "very great and ef-
ficient force, but that in order to bring
it to a point of "extraordinary force
and efficiency," a definite policy must
be adopted and hastened and an ade-
quate supply of mon and equipment
In addition to speaking on national
defense the president attacked men
who love other nations better than
their own and men who stir up relig-
ious and sectarian antagonism. He
declared that such men should be
"ailed to a reckoning."
PRAETORIANS LOSE BIG LAW SUIT pgyp INSTRUCTORS ARE LET OUT VENIZELOS ASSERTS HIS POWER
Court At Hugo Gives Mrs. Bloom Ver- Striking Teachers at Cameron School
diet Against Order for $12,600.
Hugo.—Judge Dudley in the district
court hero instructed the jury, in the
estate of 8 L. Bloom against the or-
der of Praetorians to bring in a ver-
dict for $12,600. This means that
the Praetorians, unless they appeal
which they likely will do, must pay to
the Bloom estate the above amount,
which was the sum in which that or-
der had Mr. Bloom insured.
The case first came up last year
when Mrs. Rloom tried to collect on
her husband's policy following his
death. The lodge refused to pay on
account of their contention that Mr.
Bloom had not presented his true
physical condition when applying for
the insurance. The lodge presented
their evidence to which J. M. Willis,
took exception in a four hour speech of
great merit. His demurrer to the pe-
tition was sustained as above stated.
The verdict is one of the largest
eTer granted in Choctaw- county.
Mail Carrier Killed By Negro.
Bristow.—Ralph Ellis, a rnral mall
carrier out of this city, was shot and
instantly killed by a negro jointist
while assisting Constable C C. Hart-
man in making a raid at a farm house
about a mile and a half southeast of
Depew. Ellis was eo\ ering the negro
with a revolver while Ilartmau was
searching the place, when the black
made a sudden spring at fcim and took
the gun away from Ellis, then shot
him five times an d escaped. Officers
and citizens, scouring tl.e neighbor
liood have been jnable to find hiin.
Dismissed; Students Returning.
Lawton.—At a meeting held at the
Cameron School nf Agriculture at
which were pre>ent President Frank
(iault, J L. Savage, and R. L. McLish,
members of the state board of agricul-
ture, the board members confirmed the
action of President Farley of the Cam-
eroti school in the removal of the
dairyman, 0. C. Whipple.
Action was "also taken In respect to
the four teachers who had absented
themselves from the school, following
the discharge of Whipple. The teach-
ers who absented themselves were
Hugh Norris, H. J. Clemmer, Lllla
Bourland, and Pauline Harper. The
-ervi.es of the teachers will be dis-
continued and they will not be employ
i d in any of the slate schools of agri-
culture, according to the terms of an
order«made by the board mebers.
A number of the striking students
returned to the school, being induced
:o take such action by their parents.
Wynona Bank Is Daylight Victim.
Wyuono.—Two bandits, one wearing
goggles, held up and robbed the First
>tate bank here of $1.299 51 in broad
daylight. The robbers, riding horses,
• scaped into the hills east of Wynona,
in the bank at the time the robbers
- ntered were Cashier T. R. Williams,
'is wifo, and Walter Leonard the
bookkeeper, all of whom were locked
in the vault. One of the robbers is
.'.escribed by the cashier as being
about 23 years old and wearing a light
mustache. The other robber appeared
■o be about 28 years old.
Causes The Zaimis Cabinet of Greece
London.—The defeat of the Greek
government in the chamber of depu-
ties and the consequent res'gnatlon of
the Zaimis cabinet Is the latest sensa-
tion afforded by the Balkans.
While, of course, it was understood
that Eleutherios Venizelos, the former
premier had it in his power to turn
the government out whenever he so de-
sired, having the majority in the cham-
ber at his back, the fall of Zaimis came
unexpectedly as it was believed that
the leader of the majority had decided
to accord the premier sufficient sup-
port to enable him to reiliain in office
| for the present at least.
As so often happens, however, a vote
j of confidence was demanded by the
government on a matter of minor im-
| portance—some difference of opinion
between M. Venizelos and the minis-
ter of war. General Yanakitsas, on
military proposals—and the govern-
ment was defeated by a vote of 147 to
By handing the resignation of his
cabinet to King Constantine, M. Zaim
j is again places on the king the respon-
I nihility of deciding the future policy
■ of hi scountry. In London the first
i impression was that the defeat of the
government would mean the Imme-
diate recall of M. Venizelos and the
fulfilment of the original agreement
between him and the allied powers to
go to the assistance of Serbia. It was
>r-i! I?ter however, that Parlia-
ment would adjourn.
Altus.—At the close of the annual
conference for Western Oklahoma,
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
the following appointments were an-
nounced by Bishop Murrah:
Oklahoma City District.
\V. M. Wilson, prHHidlne elder: Geary,
\V C. Driskill; Arcadia, T. J. Durham,
Blanchard and Washington, B. C. Perry;
1 - Keno. \V L,. Anderson; Krahklln, l: A.
UriKhani: Guthrie, C. K. Proctor; Lex-
ington, J. S. Sessums; Minco, F. L. Einsel;
Noble. A. R. Carson; Norman, H. K.
SniKlgrass ' iklflhonia City, Carter Avenue,
C T Rhsppard; Epwor-th. C. C. Barn-
li.trdt Si .lames, W ! I'arriah: Ht.
John's. K. I.. Ownby; St. Luke's, Frank
I'arrett Paoli, A U Williams: Paula
Valley, H, Satterfleld; Perry, J. O. Mas-
sey, Peldmont, K H. Denny; Purcell, T. G.
Peterson; Stillwater, J. 8. i-.-unar;
Wenthei .ord, Wilmore Kendall; Wheat-
land, W. T. Currie, supply.
■T. D. Salter, presiding elder, Ardmore.
Broadway church. 1-:. It. Welch: Carter
Avenue church, w. T. Freeman: Ard-
more mission. 1 R. Oraham; Berwyn cir-
cuit, O. C. Walson: Davis. K. II. Driskill;
Durwood mission, H It. Powers; Klmore
circuit, L. R. .Tones; Hickory circuit. E. D.
Farrlah, supply; Joiner circuit, J. W.
Williams, supply; Leon circuit, F. I >
<tiles. I.one Grove and Wilson, R. E.
Regan; .Marietta, ft. A. Crosby; Over-
I n ok circuit. 11. P. Robertson, supply;
Ringling nnd Loco. J. M. Kemp: Strat-
ford and Byars, .1. ti. Blackwood: Sulphur,
First church, W. A. Oovett: Venlta Ave-
nue church, C. H. Ar-matrons: Thacker-
ville circuit, L. 11. Fuillnglm: Woodford
circuit. I'haries Mann; Wynnewood, R
Commissioner of education, M. L. But-
ler; conference missionary evangelist, T.
W. H. Hopper, presiding elder. Cloud
Chief. .T. B. Parr-, supply. Cordell. C. T.
Davis; Davidson, H I. Shelton; Frederick,
W B. Dougiass: Frederick circuit, J. N.
Tindie. Gotebo, J. w Trlvette: Grand-
field, W. J. Rtchards; Hastings, L D.
Hawkins; Hobart, H. B, Ellis: Indian
work, R. M. Templeton; Loveland circuit.
Cleveland Regan: Manitou. F. \V. Sweet;
Mountain Park, G. P. Rice: Randlett, E
H, Meyers; Rocky, J. W. Dannon: Vnydei
station C. M. Buttrill: Temple station,
.' T McBride: Tipton, W. E. Humphreys;
Walter station, B. M. Nelson; Walter cir-
cuit. S. E. Henderson.
C. F. Mitchel. presiding elder. Ana-
darko. I. W. Armstrong; Alex, .1 D. Kidd;
Alfalfa, A. A. Cleslcev: Binger, .T. J.
Beardon. supply; Carnegie, A. M Miller;
Cement, W. C. Fleetwood; Chickasha. J.
A. Old; Chickasha mission. A. B. Waldrup:
Comanche, J. C. Throgmorton; Corrum,
T. H. Ward; Duncan, R. O Callahan;
Erin Springs. A L. Barrett, supply. Lind-
say. G. R. Wright: Marlow, .t. 1.. Henson;
Marlow mission, J. C. Calhoun, supply;
Maysville, O A. Morris; Mountain View,
II. K Monroe, supply; Rush Sprlnfrs, <?.
W. Hooper; Ryan, M. T. Allen; Terral.
(*. C Williamson; Tuttle, F. M. Miller;
Waurika, J. O. Peterson.
Student Yale university, C. S. Walker;
district evangelist, J. T. Armstrong, sup-
W- J. ^luart, presiding elder. Arnett,
J W. Bruce, supply: Berlin. G. D. Grover,
supply; Bethel, (\ 1„ Cole: Boise. T. C.
Steele; Butler, J. H Bridges: Cheyenne,
W B. Gilliam: Clinton, N' A Phillips;
Custer City. E. ('. Webb: Elk Citv W. E.
Garrison; Erick, T. J. Melton: Foss. S. Y.
AllKood; Goodwell, \Y j.; French: Grand
\ alley, J. T>. Munsey, supply ; Guymon
and Texhoma, T Edgar Neal: Hammon,
I. C. Depew, supply; Hooker, II. B. Wil-
son: Lakemp, T. C. Harrotl: Leedey. T.
V Hearn; Mutual and Taloga. Robert P.
Davis; Sayre, T J. Taylor: Tangier and
Woodward, J. T. Brown; Tyrone. M F
Student Tale university, A. L Scales,
T^awton; Q. C. student. Birmingham col-
lege, R. E. Meigs, Walter; O. C. Indian
Interpreters. Kicking Bird Clyde Cocoa,
Delos I -or.-1 Wolf.
Moss Weaver, presiding elder. Altus.
"■ t". Witt: Blair, Jesse Crumpton:
Brinkman and Deer Creek, N. 1". Stout;
Carter, .1 B. McCombs: Drvden, Clarence
Bounds: I hike tnd Red Hill! J. P. Brooks;
Delhi, William Harp, supply: Eldorado,
J. L. Gage; Elmer, B F Taylor, supply;
| Granite and Willow. .1. F. Hendry: Head-
rick, Keener Rudolph: Hollis,' G W
J Lewis: Lone Wolf, J B. McCance. Man-
i gum, R. i: I,. Morgan; Mangum circuit,
F. E Grim* i: Martha, f. L. Canter-
, Olustee, II. A. Stroud: Pleasant Hill and
| Bethel. J. C. Morris: Prairie Hill and
i Vickery, J. W. Martin, supply: Sentinel
| and Port. C A. German; Vinson circuit.
| J C. Scivally; Elk City circuit, I F
President state school for blind, O W
Stewart i onference missionary evangelist,
D. V. York.
! Rev. W. A. Shelton was appointed pro-
fessor in tiie theological department of the
i Atlanta university, W. D. Matthews per-
mitted to continue as commissioner of
| charities and corrections, W. .r. Moore
j was named field secratarv of Sunday-
school work: J W Nelson. Y M c A
: secretary, and M. M Monk, chaplain of
Masonic home at Darlington.
Rev Barrett was sent to Oklahoma
City as pastor nf St. T.uke's a short time
ago to All out the pastorate nf Dr R E
Goodrich Rev Barrett came from Ar-
kansas to Oklahoma ✓
The Law Laid Down To England.
Washington.—Tlie United States in
its latest note to Great Britain cover-
ing exhaustive British interference
with American trade since the begin-
ning of the European war, declares
j that the so called blockade instituted
by the allies against enemy countries
on March 11. is "ineffective, illegal and
indefensible." Notice is served that
the American government "cannot
submit to the curtailment of its neu-
tral rights," and it cannot "with com-
placency suffer further subordina-
tion of its rights and interests."
Ambassador Page, to whom the note
was sent by special messenger for de-
livery to the London foreign office, was
instructed by Secretary Lansing "to
impress most earnestly" upon the
British government that the United
States "might insist that the rela-
! tlons between it and his majesty's
government be governed, not by a pol-
icy of expediency, but by those estab-
lished rules of International conduct
to whic'.i Great Britain in the past has
! held the United States to account
when the later nation was a bellig-
erent engaged in a struggle for nation-
DISPOSAL OF EASTERN OKLA-
HOMA ALLOTTED LANDS TO
OPEN BIG DOMAIN.
OKLAHOMA CITY NEWS EVENTS
/Vhat the State Officials and Depart-
ments Are Doing—Items of in-
terest About the State
German Seam Roller Goes On.
London.—The Bulgarians have occu-
pied Nish. the Serbian war capital
which gives them complete control of
the railroad from Prahovo on the Dan-
ube and thus opens a through route
for the central powers to Sofia and
Constantinople. In addition the Bul-
garian RDd German main armies have
effected a junction at Krivivir, so that
:he campaign which has been some
what slower than expected, probably
1 will move at a faster pace.
Under the state highways law 60
per cent of the license tax of 25 cents
per horsepower on automobiles and
motorcycles goes to the counties and
cities of the first class and ten per cent
to the state, he first distribution un-
der this law, for the month of July,
was disbursed as follows;
Total State Co. City
Adair 48.1)0 4 SO 43.20
Alfalfa 452.00 45.20 406.40
Cherokee B4.25 6.40 57.55
Ttoka 11.00 1.10 0.90
Atoka 5.50 .55 4.9j
Beaver 360.75 30 10 324.65
Beckham 303.00 30.30 272.70
Flk City 280.25 2S.0C 252.2;
Sayre 103.50 10.55 at.95
Blaine 787.75 7S.75 109.00
Geary 1H3.00 19 30 17S.70
Bryan 122.25 12.25 110.00
Durant 22G.25 22.00 198-25
Caddo 1,109.75 110.95 998.80
Anadarko 307.50 30.75 ,5'!-
Bridgeport H 51) 4-45 40.05
L'aimdikn 912.50 91.25 821.25
El Reno 1032-2'. 103.25 9.29.00
Carter 23.25 2.30 20.95
Ardmore 640.50 64.05 5 <6.45
Tahlequah 128.75 12.S5 ^ r 11590
Choctaw 28.25 2.80 25.45
Hugo 159.50 15.95 a 143 55
Cimarron lO.'OO 1.00 9.00
Cleveland 161.50 16.15 145.35
Norman 375.25 37.50 337. < o
Coal 4.25 .45 8.80
Lehigh 74 75 7.40 67.30
Coalgate 159.00 15.90 1.43.10
Comanche 290.75 29. 261.70
lawton 195.75 19 6<i 176.15
Cotton 362.30 36.25 326.25
Craig 449.50 44.95 404 55
Vinita 34$.50 34.85 ^ 313.6o
Creek 662.00 66.20 695.80
Sapulpa 238.50 23.85 214.6a
Custer 665.50 65 55 589.95
Clinton 119.75 12.00
Weatherford 2*1.00 28.10 2d2.90
Delaware . 124.50 12.45 112.05
Dewey 290.75 29.10 261.65
Ellis 328.50 32 85 205.65
Garfield 1.363.25 136.35 1,226.90
Knid 948.50 94.85 858.65
Garvin 178.00 17.80 160.36
Pauls Valley 95.00 9.50 85.50
Wvnnewood 52.75 5 30 4<.4j
Qradv 2S4 r.O 38.45 346.05
Chickasha 5 -.6.25 53.65 482.60
Grant 812.75 81.30 731.45
Pond Creek 159.00 15.90 143.10
Greer 71.25 7 15 6.4.10
Mangum 79.00 7.90 <1.10
Granite 104.75 10.50 94.2o
Harper 366.75 36.70 330.05
Harmon 99.25 9.95 89.30
Haskell 8 1.50 8 45 76 05
Hughes 185.^0 18.50 166.50
Holdenville 2*2.25 2'>.?5 182.00
Jackson 178.25 17.85 160.40
Altus 200.25 20.00 180.25
Jefferson 326.75 21 70 294.05
Waurika 56.00 5.60 50.40
Johnston 1S2.50 18.25 164.25
Kav 1,027.75 102.75 925.00
Newkirk 267.00 26.70 240.30
Blackmell 394.50 39,45 355.OR
Ponoa 561.75 56.20 505...5
Tonkawa 360.00 36.*0 324.00
Kingfisher 1,073.25 107.35 965.90
Kingfisher 479.75 4S 00 431. <5
Kiowa 28 4 00 28.40 255.60
Hobart 159.25 15.90 143.35
latimer 12.00 1.20 10.80
Wilburton 54.25 5.40 48.85
L«* Flore 96.75 9-65 87.10
Poteau 104.25 10.40 93.85
Lincoln 618.50 61.85 556.65
Chandler 192 50 10 25 173.25
Logan 892.75 39.30 353.45
Guthrie 682 00 68 20 613.80
Love 5.50 .55 4.95
Marietta 38.50 3.$5 84.65
Marshall 17.50 1.75 15.95
Madill 90.00 9.00 81.00
Major 4«P 00 45 30 .407.70
Fain-lew 124.75 12.50 112.25
Mnves 27.00 2.70 24.30
Prvor 26.25 2.60 23.65
McClain 267.00 26.70 240:30
Purcell 122.75 12.30 110.45
Mccurtain 33.00 3.30 29.70
Eufaula 27.00 2.70 24.30
Checotah 19 25 1.90 1T.35
^Jurrav 51.00 5.10 45.90
Sulphur 134.50 13 45 121.05
Muskogee 227.00 22.70 204.30
Muskogee 935.25 93.55 841.70
Noble 424.25 42.45 381.80
Perrr 176.50 17.65 158.85
Nowata 371 00 37 10 333.90
Nowata 199.75 3^.00 179.75
Okfuskee 2'-,«.«*' 22.60 203.40
Oklahoma 583.25 58.35 524.90
Oklahoma 8,4f l.oo 849.10 7641.90
Okmiflgee 147.50 14 75 132.75
Okmulgee 338.75 33.90 314.85
Henryetta 399.75 39.95 359.80
Os: ge 203 50 20.35 183.15
Pawhuska 355.75 35.60 3J0.15
Ottawa 374 50 37 50 337.25
Miami r.r.2 25 56.20 806.05
Pawnee 594.50 59.45 535.08
Pawnee 348.25 34. SO 313.45
Cleveland 283.50 28.35 258.15
Pavne r 48.25 54 SO 493 .45
Stillwater 38R.00 38 f.o 347.40
Cushing 309 00 30.90 278.10
Pittsburgh 139 25 1 °..00 125.35
McAlester 326 ?5 32.60 29" 3*
Hnrtshom 16 50 165 14.85
Halevville 15 on 1.50 13.50
Krrb* 10.50 1.05 9.45
Pontotoc 112.25 11.20 101 05
Ada 278.50 27.85 250.65
Pottawatomie 101.50 101." 91.35
Shawnee 305.75 30.60 275,15
Tecumseh 24.50 2.45 22.05
Pushmataha 5 50 .55 4.95
Ropers 167 on 16.70 150.30
Cl&remoro 237.50 25 75 231.75
Collinsville V* ?-80 34.45
r Mills 179.50 r * 161 -.5
Seminole 194.25 19.40 1 7 4 v.
Sequoyah is ".it l>5 16.65
Stephens 222 7" 22 25 200.50
Duncan 273 00 27.30 245 70
Marlow 91.50 9.15 82.35
T^xns 21^ 75 22.00 1^7.75
Ti M man 223 50 22.35 201.15
Frederick 159 75 16 00 143 75
Tulsa 336.50 36.65 329.85
Tulsa 1,1 18.75 114.90 1.033.85
Wagoner 16.50 1.65 14 85
Wagoner 11.5" 1.15 10.35
Washington 120,no 12 fo 116 10
Dewey 38.25 3.80 " t -15
Bartlesville 65.00 6.50 58.50
Washita 476 50 47.65 428.85
Cordell l«n.25 18.05 162.20
Woods 459 00 45 90 413.10
Alva 251.75 25.20 226 55
Woodward 18«\50 18 05 162.46
Woodward 1R6.50 18.65 167 85
Sale Of Alotted Indian Landi.
Probably the largest Bale of allotted
Indian lands ever known will be held
in .15 different districts in eastern Ok-
lahoma under the supervision tif the
United States government, beginning
November 29 and closing DecemBer 4.
Five hundred and thirty-five farms
will be offered for Bale, comprising
approximately 60,000 acres of land.
The farms are divided into tracts
ranging from 10 to 640 acres each.
The appraised' price per acre ranges
from J1 to $20 depending on the grado
of the) land, the number of acres till-
able and the improvements thereon.
The land is now owned by Indians
whose restrictions li®ve been removed
by the department. In the majority
of cases the Indians own more land
than they can properly care for. The
money derived from the sale will be
expended in improving the home-
steads. The Bale should result in
great good to the eastern part of the
state, for cach piece of land sold will
bring a new settler or home owner, and
practically all of the money will be
spent in this part of the state in put-
ting improvements on the Indian lands.
The government will make an effort
to sell this land to bona fide farmers
and discourage its sale to speculators.
The land will be sold on the pay-
ment plan, so as to mako It easy for
the farmer who wants to establish a
home and build up a farm in Okla-
homa. A payment of 25 per cent is
required when the bid is made, and
terms will be given on the remainder.
Sales will be made in the following
towns on the date designated: Vinita,
December 1; Pryor, December 3; Jay,
! December 4; Tahlequah, December 4;
McAlester, December 2; Nowata, De-
cember 4; Bartlesville, December 1;
Claremore, November 29; Tulsa, De-
cember 2: Sapulpa, December 3; Ok-
mulgee, December 3; Okemah, Decem-
ber 1; Stigler, November SO; Poteau,
December 3; Muskogee, December 4;
Eufaula, November 30; Wagoner, No-
vember 29; Holdenville, December 4;
Wewoka, November 30; Stilwell, De-
cember 1; Sallisaw, December 2;
Pauls Valley, December 4; Sulphur,
November 30; Ardmore, December
4; Marietta, December 2; Ada, Decem-
ber 1; Coalgate, November 29; Atoka,.
December 3; Waurika, November 30;
Duncan, December 1; Chickasha, De-
cember 3; Durant, December 2; Ma-
dill, December 4; Tishomingo, Novem-
ber 29; Hugo, November 30; Antlers,.
December 1; Idabel, December 3.
Shippers Complain of Boxcar Famine.
A shortage of cars for the movement
of wheat exists on tke Wichita Falls &
Northwestern at Woodward, according
to a letter received by the coiporation
commission from the C. B. Cozart Grain
Co. The company has been compelled
to cancel many wheat orders because
of its inability to get cars, the letter
states. The matter was taken up im-
mediately with officials of the road tn
an effort to relieve the situation. This
is the first serious ear shortage report-
ed in Oklahoma.
Commission Seeks to Supervise Rates.
Rates now charged by freight and
passenger carriers may not be ad-
vanced in the future unless such ad-
vances are approved by the corpora-
tion commission, according to an order
issued by the commission and directed
to all railroads operating in the state.
Heretofore railroads have vigorously
protested all attempts of the commis-
sion to control passenger rates and it
is expected that the carriers will ap-
peal from the order to the supreme
Rummons Named On Commission.
Nestor Rummons. democrat, a law-
yer of Hobart, has been appointed by
Gov. R. L. Williams as a member of
division No. 1 of the supreme court
commission, succeeding Judge C. M.
Thacker, who was elevated to the su-
preme court bench to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Justice G. A,
Brown. The appointment of Rum-
mons was made by the governor and
confirmed and announced by the su-
preme court. The governor appoints
members of the commission subject to
confirmation by the supreme court.
Attack on Tax Law.
As the result of a recent conference
between Fred Branson, county attorney
for Muskogee county, and the attorne)
geaeral. it now appears certain that
the Muskogee 18 per cent tax penalty
case, as passed on by the district courl
of that county, will be appealed to th«
higher court for final decision. The
case is one of state-wide interest, as
many counties will be affected by the
ultimate outcome. The case involves
the validity of the tax measure enacted
by the last legislature.
Production Taxes Deluge Treasurer.
A total of $">8,000 in gross produc-
tion taxes on oU and gas alone was col-
lected Oct. 30 by Stale Auditor E. B
Howard and deposited with the state
treasurer. This is the largest colleo-
I tIon of taxes In a single day since the
beginning ot the present state admin-
I istratlon. Oct. 30 was the last day for
the payment of the gross production
tax for the quarter ending September
1. and that accounts for the size ol
the receipts of the day, according to
Pay Por Lost Arm To Buy Education.
Compensation at the rate of $fi a
week for 250 weeks was awarded by
the state Industrial commission to
Caney C. McNeeley, who lost an arm j
while employed in a cotton gin at j
Mountain Park. The gin was owned
by William C. Capper. The commis-
sion gave its approval to a request
from McNeeley for payment of his
otal compensation, amounting to
M.500 in a lump sum. provided the In-
■urance company in which he was In
■ired agrees. McNeeley says he
vants the money to attend school.
Too Many Ticks.
There are more cattle ticks In ths
eastern section of Oklahoma than In
years, according to a statement y Dr
W. L. Hyde, of the bureau of anlmnl
Industry, who has juit returned from
a tour of Investigation ctxemllng from
the Kansas to the Texas borders. On
the other hand, Dr. Hvde declares, eat
tlemen lire building more private (lip-
ping vats than In years and nre grad-
ually lessening llie alarming death rate
among eattle Infected with Texas lever
by the ticks.
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