Okeene Eagle. (Okeene, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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THE OKEENE EAGLE
FEDERAL CENSUS BUREAU
GIVES OKLAHOMA CITY
POPULATION OF 92,943
OTHER NEWS OF^ THE STATE
Llttla Incidents and Accidents That Go
To Make Up a Week’s History
of a Great Common-
Oklnhomu City—Oklahoma is the
seventy-seventh largest city in the
United States and larger than any
other city In Oklahoma, Arkansas or
New Mexico, according to a bulletin
of the federal census bureau. The
population of this city is placed at
92,943, which is surpassed In Kansas
only by Kansas City, Kan., and in
Texas only by Dallas. Fort Worth,
Houston and San Antonio.
Population of other Oklahoma cities
is as follows: Ardmore, 10,462: Chick*
asha, 15,447; Enid, 20,307; CJuthrie,
12,035; McAlester, 18.504; Muskogee,
44,218; Sapulpa, 12.929; Shawnee.
18,138 and Tulsa, 30,575. The popula-
tion of Tulsa in 1910 is given at
18,568 and that of Muskogee at 25,722.
The land area of Oklahoma City at
the present time is 10,948 acres. Area
of Tulsa is 2,848.5; Muskogee, 5,446;
Sapulpa, 1,640; Shawnee, 1.420; Ard-
more, 2,257; Chickasha, 1 977.6; Enid,
5,440; Gutnrie, 2,000, and McAlester,
Oklahoma is seventeenth in the
United States in point of gross area-
70,057 square miles, of which 69,414
squaro miles is land and 643 square
miles water. The population of the
state in 1910 was 1,657,155 and in 1916
2,202,081. Population per square mile
six years ago was 23.9; at the present
time it is 31.7.
In the census of 1910, the population
of the state in municipalities was 185,-
767 and outside municipalities, 1,471,-
388. Six years later the proportion
has shifted to 275,558 in munlcipali
ties and l,926,o23 outside.
Of Oklahoma City's entire popula-
tion, 83,340 are white and 9,603 are
APPLEBY BACK ON THE JOB.
Republican 8tate Committee Hold*
Oklahoma City.—John D. Appleby,
deposed as secretary of the republican
state committee last summer, was
unanimously reinstated to that posi-
tion at the meeting of the committee
here last week.
Due chiefly to the presence and ef-
forts of Jim McGrnw of Ponca City,
who Is republican national committee-
man. the meeting was free from exter-
nal discord. Mr. McGraw did not ad-
dress the meeling, but informal con-
ferences with members of the Geis3-
ler and Bearly factions averted the
fight which seemed imminent.
One of the biggest acts or the meet-
ing was the adoption of a memorial to
the state senate asking that it refuse
to confirm the appointment of H. B.
Beeler, appointed by the governor as
the republican member of the state
election board. It had been predicted
that the mteting would Indorse Beel-
The committee approved the desig-
nation of R. L. Robertson as the re-
publican member of the election board
in case the fair election law now in
litigation is found to have passed. If
the appointment is to be made under
the old law, the committee asked that
the governor select one of five per-
sons named as the republican member.
The five were S. G. Victor, Afton; J.
G. McKelvy, Medford; L. G. Shoop,
Perry; Wirt Randolph, Wynnewood.
and J. H. Anderson. Weatherford.
The committee then authorized the
raising of funds to prosecute the fair
election law contest.
The new executive committee con-
sists of Grant McCullough. Tulsa;
Herb House, Muskogee; Will Burk-
hart, Smithville; Ewers White, Mc-
Loud; Fred Bearly, Oklahoma City;
J. W. Kayser, Chickasha; J. H. Ander-
sen, Weatherford; H. G. McKeever,
Enid; Jame3 E. Gresham. Wewoka,
and W. H. P. Trudgeon, Oklahoma
0KLA. INDIANS SEE SELLS
Comanches Presnt 1 ribal Grievances
COWBOYS FIGHTTHE MEXICANS
CATTLE RUSTLERS DRIVEN
OFF IN NEW MEXICO.
Attempt to Raid Ranch on American
Side Results in Spirited
colonr 'p^The color ad population of
, surpassed, by only one
otherN<W'*me state, Muskogee, which
lias a white population of 30,322 and
13,896 negroes. Ardmore has 8,323
whites and 1,823 negroes; Chickasha.
13,237 whites and 2.210 negroes; Guth-
rie, 9,297 whites and 2,738 negroes;
McAlester, 13,768 whites and 4,736 ne-
groes; Tulsa, 26,994 whites and 3,581
The entire state has a while popu-
lation of 1,444,531 and a colored popu-
lation of 212,624.
Oklahoma City’s colored population
In 1910 was 6,808.
NEW SCHOOLS AT CAPITAL
Four Junior Highs Planned at Okla-
Washington.—A number of Com-
anche Indians, headed by Wilbur
Peawo of Fletcher, Okla., have
reached Washington for the purpose
of presenting tribal grievances. Com-
misisoper Sells and Congressman
Ferris have both listened to their
story. Their chief compalint consists
in the fact that their tribal payments,
in some instances, have been held
up for the reason that the Indians re-
fuse to adhere to regulations sought
to be enforced by Superintendent C.
V. Stinchecum of the Kiowa agency
with respect to the “ghost” and
i “gift ’ dances. The Indians’ version
is: "White man, he dance—why not
let Indian dance?” The Kiowa su-
perintendent claims the dances are
| of such a nature as to be detrimental
| to the social development and moral
i welfare of the Indian.
] ' While here the Indians took advan-
tage of the opportunity to call at the
White House for the purpose of pay-
! ing their respects to “The Great
I White Father.”
Oklahoma City—Reconsidering a
previous action when it voted to call
an election for a $500,000 bond issue,
the Oklahoma City board of educa-
tion, without a dissenting vote, set
January 30 as the date for an elec
tion on a $53,000 bond issue.
The money is to be used In the
construction of four instead of three
junior high schools, costing $110,000
each; purchasing of equipment
of $50,000 for building sites; new
slate blackboards for entire system
costing $25,000; repairs to the Irving
school building (formerly used as the
state capitol), which will be used as
an administration building/ $25,000,
and the other $30,000 for architects'
fess and incidentals.
HOGS ARE $10.90 PER CWT.
Highest Price Ever Recdivd On the
Oklahoma City Market.
Oklahoma City.—Hogs ' sold for
$10.90 at the Oklahoma City market
last week—the highest price since its
establishment in 1909. The greatest
price ever/-paid was $10.85, last Sep-
tember. Pork on the hoof was selling
here at from 25 to 40 cents more than
the previous week and at from $2.50
to $3.90 more than one year ago.
The reason for the high prices, ac-
cording to W. R. Martineau of the
Oklahoma Livestock News, is slack
JUDGE W. B. HEROD DEAD.
Had Served Two Terms as Assistant
Guthrie.—Judge W. B. Herod, assist-
ant United States district, attorney of
the western Oklahoma district under
John Embry and John Fain, up to the
fall of 1915, died at his home here last
week. Mr. Herod was assistant coun-
ty attorney of Logan county.
Judge Herod was born September
28, 1845, at Falmouth, Ky. When a boy
he moved with his parents to Ladoga,
Ind., where he enlisted in the Seventy-
eighth infantry in July, 1S62, serving
less than a year. After the war he
taught and studied law, and in 1879
was graduated from Ann Arbor law
school. In 1866 lie married Mary Per-
melia Otterman at Ladoga, and moved
to Kingman, Kan., in 1899, and to
Guthrie in 1893. His wire died a year
ago. He leaves two sons and a
Judge Herod was an active member
of the Hartranft Post No. 3. G. A. R..
and at the time of his death was pa-
t ictic instructor. Early in life be
j el the Christian church.
PLAN SAND CLAY ROAD.
New Highway Being Constructed
Across Cleveland County.
Norman.—A sand-clay road across
Cleveland county is to be built by the
Norman chamber of commerce and
the farmers of Cleveland county, un-
der the direction of the Cleveland
county commissioners, according to a
statement made by Dr. A. H. Van
Vleet, president of the chamber of
Tomruerce and chairman of the good
roads committee of that organization.
The road is on the route running
through Chickasha, Blanchard, Nor-
man and Shawnee and orosses the
Norman-Canadian bridge, claimed by
Cleveland county people to be the
best wagon bridge on the entire
course of the South Canadian.
Eight miles of the road have al
ready been improved and work will
soon begin on the remaining twenty-
four. The construction is to be.car-
ried on entirely by donations of money
. and labor.
Arivaca, Arizona.—Mexican swho
fired on Americans at Stonehouse
were Carranza soldiers, members of
the garrison which has been stationed
on the border for some months. Mex-
icon Consul Delgado, at Nogales, is
on his way here and is trying to ob-
tain the removal of the troops oppo-
site Ruby, to prevent further firing
across the line.
The Mexicans who kept up a run-
ning fight with American troopers
and cowboys at Ruby, Ariz., for two
days were driven across the interna-
tional boundary by Americans. The
Mexicans took refuge in adobe houses
but were routed out by troopers and
the houses burned. The Mexicans
have fled to the hills.
The tight started when American
cowboys saw Mexicans rounding up
cattle on the American side of the
boundary line. Fifteen troopers and
several cowboys returned the fire of
about twenty Mexicans, who kept up
the fight until they were safe behind
rocks on the Mexican side of the line.
No Americans were killed or wound-
ed. but indications were found in an
adobe bouse the Mexicans used as a
fort that the American’s shots took
WESTERN (Will LEMS
IS HI PRODUCER
ATTEMPT ALFONSO’S LIFE.
King of Spain Again Proves That He
Carries a Charm.
Geneva.—An unsuccessful attempt
upon the life of King Alfonzo
of Spain wa" made near Granada, An-
dalusia. According to the Spanish
authorities, an iron beam was placed
across the ralrioad tracks just before
the passage of the royal train, but the
catastrophe was averted. The King
Alfonzo royal train was preceded by
a freight train, the engineer of which
saw the obstruction on the track and
removed it. Neither the royal train
nor the freight suffered any daamge.
'i.ie police have arrested two men,
on one of whom was found code let-
ters from Barcelona.
This makes six or seven unsuccess
ful attempts on the king’s life.
THE LAURENTIC GOES DOWN
Lose Big Auxiliary Cruiser
Off Irish Coast.
London.—The British auxiliary
cruiser Laurentic of 14,892 tons gross
has been sunk by a submarine or as
a result of striking a mine, according
to an official statement issued by the
British admiralty. Twelve officers and
109 men were saved.
The admiralty statement adds that
the vessel went down off the Irish
On the Bukowina-Roumania front
between the towns of Jacobeni and
Kimpolung, the Russians have deliv-
ered a vicious attack which resulted
in the piercing of the line of the Teu-
tonic allies all over a front of nearly
two miles. Numerous prisoners and
a considerable amount of booty fell
into the hands of the Russians. Ber-
lin admits the withdrawal of the Teu-
tonic forces along the Golden Bystrit-
za river in this region, saying that it
was necessitated in the face of super-
ior Russian forces.
Between Les Eparges and the Ca-
lonne trench, north of Verdun, the
French have carried out a successful
attack against the Germans, taking
trenches from the troops of the Ger-
man crown prince. North of the river
Somme, near Le Transloya, the Brit-
ish in attacks have captured trenches
from the Germans and carried out suc-
cessful raids near Neuville St. Faust
and northeast of Festeubert.
In northwest Russia, on the Riga
sector, considerable fighting contin-
ues. Here both Berlin and Petrograd
record the repulse of attacks.
342.000. 000 Bushels Wheat in
1915; In 1916 Many Farm-
ers Paid for Their Land
Out of Their Crop.
That Western Canada Is Indeed
“Mistress of Wheat” to the extent that
Its 11*15 crop exceeded, acre for acre,
the production of any country on this
continent Is a striking fact proved by
the following figures:
In 1915 the Dominion of Canada pro-
duced 370,000,000 bushels of wheat,
which represented an avernge yield of
29 bushels to the acre. The United
States produced 1,011,505,000 bushels,
yield of 17 bushels per acre. The only
serious competitors in wheat produc-
tion In South America were Argentine,
with 178,221,000 bushels, or less than
12 bushels per acre, and Chile, with
19.000. 000 bushels or 13 bushels per
The three Western Canadian prairie
provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan
and Alberta produced between them
342.000. 000 bushels out of the total Ca-
nadian 376,000,000 bushels. It will be
seen, therefore, that, outside of the
United States, Western Canada pro-
duced considerably more than the com-
bined production of North and South
America. Canada is of course a new-
settled country, and the fact that the
crop of the United States was practi-
cally three times as much is no dis-
couragement. The United States has
at present more than twelve times the
population of Canada In approximately
the same area.
To illustrate further the greater pro-
ductiveness of Western Canadian land,
we submit the following figures, show-
ing the 1915 yields per acre In the
three provinces of Western Canada
and in the states which in that year
produced the greatest quantity of
wheat. The figures are taken from the
U. S. department of agriculture’s an-
nual report and from the figures of the
Dominion census bureau:
All Canada ...................29
Western Canada only.........291-5
Province of Manitoba..........28 4-5
Province of Saskatchewan.. .281-2
Province of Alberta............32 4-5
United States, all........T.....17
Wisconsin ....................22 3-4
Ohio .........................20 2-5
Iowa .........................19 4-5
Nebraska .....................18 2-5
South Dakota................. .171-10
Texas ........................15 1-2
Virginia ......................13 4-5.
Missouri ......................12 3-10
In 1916 the crop was not ns heavy,
but the yields in many districts were
very large. So large, indeed, was the
acreage under cultivation in 1915 that
the resulting crop proved too large to
be all threshed the same fall. It over-
loaded railroads, and made marketing
slow. A less amount of fall plowing
was done than would have been done
in a less heavy year, because the aver-
age farmer was too busy with his
threshing. All these conditions neces-
sarily reacted upon the acreage
seeded In the spring of 1916. Add to
this that labor last year, owing to the
great number of Canadians who have
enlisted, was scarce and high-priced,
and one factor in the decreased yield—
smaller acreage under crop was evi-
Another factor is that this year
Western Canada has experienced, In
common with the entire North Ameri-
can continent, conditions that have
been less favorable to the production
of big crops. The conditions have re-
sulted in smaller yield per acre and
reduced grade of grain In certain local-
The average yield of wheat In the
three western provinces is estimated
by the government at about 16 bushels
per acre, oats 43 bushels, and barley
The financial value of their crops to
Western Canadian farmers has been
greater this year than ever before.
Owing to the high prices of grain that
arc prevailing, returns have been re-
ceived that are extremely profitable.
With wheat standing at the present
time at over $1.90 per bushel at the
Great Lakes, a wheat crop at present
figures would pay the farmer, even
supposing he had only the average of
16 bushels per acre, over $30.00 per
acre. A large number are receiving
$50.00 per acre—some have received
$75.00. and a few even more than that.
This price of course, is not all profit;
it represents the gross return, and the
cost of operation must be deducted,
but It does not, even at the highest fig-
ures, cost more than 65 cents to raise
a bushel of wheat in Western Canada,
so that the profit cun be figured accord-
ingly. It must be emphasized that the
acre which produces n $30.00 crop costs
in the first case, probuhly less than
flmt. In the United States the same
class of laud would cost In inuny dis-
tricts from $100 to $200 per acre, und
even then a return of $30.00 would be
considered extremely satisfactory. In
Western Canada the best class of ag-
ricultural land, capable of producing
crops that in size compare with any
country In the world except, perhaps,
some European countries, can be ob-
tained at, on the avernge, from $20 to
$30 per acre, with Irrigated lands some-
what higher. It is no exaggeration
whatever to say that a number of
Western Canadian furmers have paid
for their land entirely from the pro-
ceeds of last year’s crop, und this In-
cludes men who last year began for the
Ella—I have a mind of my own.
Stella—Don’t worry jtbout anybody
laying claim to it.
No sick headache, sour stomach,
biliousness or constipation
Get a 10-cent box now.
Turn the rascals out—the headache,
biliousness, indigestion, the sick, sour
stomach and foul gases—turn * them
out to-night and keep them out with
Millions of men and women take a
Cascaret now and then and never
know the misery caused by a lazy
liver, clogged bowels or an upset stom-
Don’t put in another day of distress.
Let Cascarets cleanse your stomach;
remove the sour fermenting food;
take the excess bile from your liver
and carry out all the constipated
waste matter and poison in the
bowels. Then you will feel great.
A Cascaret to-night straightens you
out by morning. They work while
you sleep. A 10-cent box from
any drug store means a clear head,
sweet stomach and clean, healthy liver
and bowel actHon for months. Chil-
dren love Cascarets because they
never gripe or sicken. Adv.
' And it sometimes comes to pass that
after a man has made his mark he
acquires a wife who Insists on his toe-
TAKES OFF DANDRUFF
HAIR STOPS FALLING
Girls! Try This! Makes Hair Thick,
Glossy, Fluffy, Beautiful—No
More Itching Scalp.
Within ten minutes after an appli-
cation of Danderine you cannot find a
single trace of dandruff or falling hair
and your scalp will not itch, but what
will please you most will be after a
few weeks’ use, when you see new
hair, fine and downy at first—yes—but
really new hair—growing all over the
A little Danderine immediately dou-
bles the beauty of your hair. No dif-
ference how dull, faded, brittle and
scraggy, just moisten a cloth with
Danderine and carefully draw it
through your hair, taking one small
strand at a time. The effect is amaz-
ing—your hair will be light, fluffy and
wavy, and have an appearance of
abundance; an Incomparable luster,
softness and luxuriance.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton’s
Danderine from any store, and prove
that your hair is as pretty and soft
as any—that it has been neglected or
Injured by careless treatment—that’s
all—you surely can have beautiful hair
and lots of It if you will Just try a lit-
tle Danderine. Adv.
Mrs. Knieker—What is your trad<
Weary Willie—I’m a diet squa
mum—New York Sun.
AVOID A DOCTOR'S BILL
on the first of the month by taklr
now a bottle of Mansfield Cough Bs
sam for that hacking, hollow coug
Price 25c and 50c.—Adv.
“I wrote this poem to kill time”
“Well, you may be sure that tin
will have revenge nnd kill the poem
Dr. Pieroe’s Favorite Prescription mal
weak women strong, sick women well,
alcohol. Sold in tablets or liquid.—Adv
Philadelphia cleanup week cost 1
taxpayers $12,000 for disposing of t
000 cubic yards of refuse.
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