Yale Democrat (Yale, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 9, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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Vo 19, No. 51 .J8?^^A;iSSr«“Tr2?W?2«.“..r Yale,Oklahoma, Thursday Aug.9, 1917.
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laid to Rest at Butte Instead
of Yale. An Oldtlme Friend,
Whose Death W e Mourn.
Butte, Mont., Aug. 4.—"Bury
Frank Little on the fighting
This message, received from
William Haywood, National I. W.
W. secretary, caused a change
today in the original plan to send
the body of Frank Little, mur-
dered I. W. W. executive, to
Yale, Okla., for burial.
Haywood, who is in charge of
funeral arrangements, advised
that Little’s brother had author-
ised burial at Butte.
A general invitation to organ-
ized labor to participate in the
demonstration which will fea-
ture the funeral was issued to-
day by the local I. W. W. Union.
"We deem it the duty of or-
ganized labor to attend the fu-
neral of our murdered fellow
worker," said the invitation.
No hearse will be used. Twen-
ty men will bear the casket upon
their shoulders, marching at the
head of the silent parade of
Federal and state officials here
were swamped with telegrams
of protest over the lynching to-
A "death mask" and photo-
graphs of Little’s body was made
yesterday by his friends and
will be distributed broadcast.
This writer was personally ac-
quainted with Frank Little some
years ago end thought well of
him. We regret his untimely
end and the manner in which it
, was brought about.
We considered the deceased a
, conscientious and earnest, but
i patriotic American workingman,
, uncommonly intelligent and very
active in efforts for the better-
ment of his class. Whether or
,, not his utterances were such as
•> to merit lawful punishment, we
*&re not prepared to state. We
,do maintain that no words he
,,could have spoken justified mob
Mviplence such as resulted in his
At the time of our acquaint-
anceship with him J. W. W. was
sl .newly organized and little
known working class union. We
respected it as a movement de-
signed lor the benefit of the
class,of people among which we
were .born and as one of which
we have labored, but it now ap-
pears .that the I. W. W. has de-
generated into an aggregation
of anarchistic agitators such as
is fast becoming a menace to our
country and its free institutions.
It is presumed that Frank Little
became identified with the order
before it had assumed its Inter
day standing and methods. Now
we are called on to mourn hi3
Not to Ffglit for Wages.
HI SAY, WOT A
SHYME, 'E CAN'T
'ELP LICK WILLIE
Aloomlng Hengllshman Finds
Rotten Luck at Recruiting
station; Fit and Eager But
Way la Barred; Main*! That
Physically fit, unencumbered
and "rarin to go,” but unable
•either to enlist with Uncle Sam
or this mother land, England, is
<theiplight of A. M. Harper, Tul-
san. 'Bucking unresponsive re-
cruiting officers for three weeks
now has left him not only ex-
hausted, but in a "whattheU”
frame of mind.
IHarper rested in secure ignor-
ance as to his status quo until
after the draft. He intended all
the time to jump in the war
.same time or other but decided
that he wouTd let the U. S. get
the first crack at him through
the 'draft. His name is far down
the list, however, so he waited
He presented himself at the
locail army station and in his
rich cockney English apprised
the idfficer of his intentions.
like to join the army,"
The examination began, and
everything went well until it
came toaiquestion of nationality.
“Whoa," halted the officer,
“If you haven’t become natural-
ized you will have to go to a
British recruiting station. We
can’t take you here ”
It was the same thing at the
navy —rfLjttgain with the ma*
rtftceTjSen^ftarper wired the
nearest British station at St.
Louis. The reply came that the
applicant would have to pay his
own way to St. Louis and take
Harper is no millionaire.—
Death of Wilbur Douglas.
Boston, Aug. 6.—A proposal
to have organized labor try for
more pay for soldiers was reject-
ed by the Central Labor union
today. President Edward F. Mc-
Grady and others called the plan
an insult and said men of this
country were not going to fight
for wages but for freedom of
Mrs. Jim Monett is visiting
relatives at Plattsburg, Mo.
Don’t fail to read the opening
chapt?rs of "Contraband,” in
Wilbur Thomas Douglas was
born on the family homestead a
mile south of Yale on Aug. 31.
1894, and departed this life in
the Oklahoma hospital at Tulsa
on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 1917,
aged 22 years and 11 months.
The deceased was in the em-
ploy of the Cosden Oil company,
pulling casing at a point about
six miles west of Cleveland. He
had been sent from the well to
the boiler house fora belt punch,
when the defective boiler explod-
ed enveloping him in boiling wa-
ter and steam, and scalding al-
most the entire surface of his
body. Relatives were at once
notified and the sufferer rushed
to tne hospital, where the utmost
that medical skill could avail was
to ease his suffering until death
cams a few hours later.
The remains were brought to
Yale and the funeral held at 10
a. m. Friday at the home o ' Us
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H.
Douglas. Rev. D. A. Williams,
a relative of the family and a
missionary to the Indians, com-
ing from Hominy to conduct the
services. He was buried in the
The untimely death of this
stalwart young'man has been a
peculiarly sad accident, almost
prostrating the bereaved parent
anB other relatives. They have
the earnest sympathy of all in
these days of mourning.
The Magnolia Petroleum com-
pany No. 3 Provvant in section
6 19-6 is making 300 barrels af-
ter a shot in sand from 31G2 to
3900 rCo t.
By RANDALL PARRISH
outbreak of the Great War
w and the attempt by a big apecu*
la tor to organize a copper pool supplies
the motif for this splendid ?tory.
The scene is laid almost entirely on
the high seas, first on the private yacht
of the Copper King, then on a big
freighter, filled with contraband of war,
attempting to run the blockade. With
the sinking of this vessel the action
passes to a gruesome death ship, laden
with treasure and horrors.
From the time Robert Hollis-en-
counters a strange, mysterious young
woman on board the “Esmeralda”
until the two leave the death ship
together, there is a succession of thrill-
ing situations and perilous adventures
related as only Parrish can tell them.
Watch for and read
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Out ot Chaos Left bjr Revate*
Alon Democracy Begins la
Lift Its Head la Russia.
Petrograd, Aug. 6.—A democ-
racy that has created within it-
self a rule of abeolutiam, approv-
ed by the people, was Russia’a
atest contribution to "war gov-
ernments” today. 0
Having been given n vote of
confidence by eounrils, represen-
tative of nil Russians, Premier
Kerensky is in a position to pro-
ceed with his work of regenera-
tion with absolute power. The
portfolios of all cabinet ministers
are again in his hands. He may
endeavor to form a new cabinet* r
or continue with the present
ministry as he chooaea. The
workmen’s end soldier’s council;
the peasants’ council and other
bodies look to the dictatorship
of Kerensky to save Russia;
A great improvement in the
morale of troops at the front in L
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The Best Family Newspaper.
It is our constant endeavor to
The opening chapters of this splendid story, "Contraband,'' will be found in next
week’s issue of The Democrat. We are paying a goodly sum lor it, but it.is worth more to
rur readers. It will cost you $1.50 in book form. The same sum will pay for 52 copies of
The Democrat containing this and a dozen other interesting stones.
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Nine members of the Ger/nat,
cabinet have resigned and it ap-
pears possible that great and ben-
eficial changes in that tyrannies’
i and brutal government may take
I place. Educated and high'y in-
j telligent. as is the tnasi of the
i German people, we have v-on-
i dared fur tl*e past three or four
! d ecades how much longer they
would stand for the brutalizing
tyranny pf their military aristoc-
racy. That they must either
: liberalize their government or
: suffer overwhelming defeat we
i regard as the inevncable inten-
i tion oi‘ the Most High. The in-,
iquity of Prussixnism cannot en-
d..ira to destroy the onward and
upward movement of humanity.
Don't fail to see our line of
i Ties be.oro bu> ing.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Rogers, of
; Pz-.vrn e. father and mother of
'Mrs. C. H. Dcu-.las, were visit-
ing in Yale last week.
make The Democrat an ideal
family journal one in which each,
member of the household, old
end young elilce, may find aa
abundance of deealy and inter-
esting reading matter.
With this end in view, we have
practically etiininated patent
medicine and demoralizing ad-
v rtising from itb page* and ta
its stead are publishing godd
clean rtcriea—stories Such
some of the young folk St homOv
away from evil of evenings—
stones that cost the publish^ a
large sum of moneyvin the course
of a year, but which we believe
will do our readers .more good
than the fake medicine men’s
beggarly pittances will do the
"Prudence of the Parsonage,”
one of the finest little novelettes
we have ever read, is now being
published. You are missing
qornptvuntr excellent if you are
not reading it.
Last week we completed "In
Sheep’s Clothing, ’’ a great story,
and in next week’s issue we shall
publish the opening chapters of
"Contraband, ’’. an expensive ser-
ial which we regard os one of
tv? best presented this season
to the reading public.
In addition to our specialty of
interesting,-instructive ard ele-
vating stories the reader will
find interesting summaries of
the world, national and state
icws, of the progress of the war
r d ox the more important local
events, they will find nothing
morally injurious that i» is possi-
ble for us to avoid publishing.
"In all democracies there is
oxe se-ious defect, and' that is •
the difficulty of arousing the peo-
fiilt: promptly m case of emergen-
■y to the d mgers of tlje Mtua-
icn. The chief danger con/ront-
:ng us todayfis the fact that in
this great Republic of 100,000,000
population it may lie difficult to
get the people' aroused quickly
enough to enable them to strike
the initial b!ov. a effectively e-
nough ta e.tJ this war as quick-
ly as it ought to be er.c’c‘1 end as
it can se ended'fif the right sort
cf organization can he effect d.”
-William G. McAdoo, Sscietary
of the Treasury.
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keeping room. On Fifth ,':t:eet ‘
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