The Yukon Sun (Yukon, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 23, Ed. 1 Friday, May 16, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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CANADIAN COUNTY'S REAL NEWSPAPER
YUKON. CANADIAN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY, MAY 16, 1913.
As Picked Up by Our Cor-
respondent, Oliver Kuhn
Government officials in Wash-
ing still declare that it will be
impossible to grant further re-
lief to the settlers in the Good
Pasture Country of Oklahoma,
who have been urging that all
payments on their lands yet
due, be cancelled. About 505,-
(H)0 acres of the land were sold
and the transaction netted be-
tween five and six million dol-
lars. Sixty per cent of the
settlers have paid out in full
and forty per cent have made
but one or two payments. Of-
ficials of the Department of In-
terior declare that th? extension
of time for making further de-
velopements, is the only step
they can consistently take. Can-
cellation would mean that the
government would have to make
good the amount with the In-
dians. Department officials have
not yet indicated that they will
even grant further extensions
on the payments such action
having been taken for two con-
That the Government should
authorize the payment of the
the debts of the Cheyenne and
Arapaho Indians, as in |the case
of the Kiowas and Commanches,
is the opinion of Geo. Bowman
of Kingfisher, who has been in
Washington to obtain such leg-
islation. Although the'Indians
are desirous that certain part of
their funds be set aside to liqui-
date their obligations, it is hard-
ly probable that such action will
be approved at this session of
Conviction grows in the ranks
of Oklahoma members of Con-
gress that President Wilson will
visit the state next April to
attend the state's celebration of
the opening of the country to
settlers. President Wilson is
anxious to make the trip.
It is probable that a great
mass meeting of the Indians of
the state would assemble to
, greet the President, As two-
thirds of tne Indians of the
United States reside in Okla-
homa, President Wilson no doubt
would welcome the opportunity
to personally address the na-
Whether the Morgan-Carney
and McGuire-Davis congression-
al contest cases from Oklahoma
will be taken up during the
special session of Congress still
remains a matter of doubt. Some
influence is being brought to
bear, to have the Houss consider
the contests shortly after the
tariff and other matters are dis-
posed of. Representatives Mor-
gan and McGuire it is declared
are working to prevent consider-
ation at this session. Bv delay-
ing the cases until the December
/ session there is a chance that
T they would be delayed even fur-
ther, for there will be a flood
of general legislation as soon as
the regular session begins.
Great interest is being manifest-
ed in both cases, owing to the
prominence of the grandfather
Representative Davenport has
made application for two new
postoffices in Oklahoma. He de-
sires that Uncle Sam establish
an office north of Salina in Mays
county on the M. O. & G. Rail-
road to be called Mayo. The
office he would place in the north-
western part of Craig county,
eight miles south of Edna,
Kans., and six miles northwest
Postmaster General Burleson
has designated that the new site
for the postoffice at Salina shall
be in the new section of the old
town. The old town, the addi-
tion to it and what is called the
new town of Salina about a mile
distant, engaged in a long fight
for the postoffice.
Not a new member in Con-
gress from any state in the Un-
ion is gaining more friends in
the House than Representative
Claud Weaver of Oklahoma.
Mr. Weaver never resorts to
pyrotechnics, but through his
already large influence in the
House, he has been able to
achieve many of the things he
desires. Democratic leaders of
the House look askance on most
new members of Congress, but
Weaver has not shared the
fate of the others, he having the
warm friendship of such men
as Speaker Clark and Represen-
Department of Interior officials
are standing pat on their declar-
ation, that if Oklahoma taxes
the $7,000,000 of Indian moneys
placed at the disposal of the
state last year to aid the finan-
cial stringency, they will immed-
iately remove the funds to banks
where they cannot be taxed.
One of the most overworked
men in Congress these days is
Senator Owen of Oklahoma,
who as Chairman of the Senate
Committee on banking and cur-
rency is obliged to toil many
hours each day in formulating
plans for proposed currency leg-
islation. On at least two in-
stances he has been forced to
take to his bed, but he refuses
to give up further than a day at
Senator Owen soon will begin
a series of hearings, at which
the big financial men will give
their personal views as to cur-
rency reforms. It is expected
that some currency legislation
will be enated at this session of
Mrs. L. M. Spencer Hurt
Last Friday a frightful acci-
den happened in Oklahoma City
when Mrs. L. M. Spencer was
thrown from her daughter's
automobile, striking the pave-
ment and being pushed along for
several feet. Mrs. Kirkpatrick
was driving her mother down
town about 10:30 in the fore-
noon. She was driving south on
Robison and just as she was
passing Ninth St. another auto-
mobile going down Ninth came
unexpecteply into view and in
order to avoid a collision Mrs.
Kirkpatrick quickly turned her
car down Ninth. She was suc-
cessful is avoiding the other car,
but the quick turn threw Mrs.
Spencer out of the machine,
which pushed her along for sev-
eral feet before it could be stop-
I ped, although the wheel did not
pass over her body as was re-
ported in the daily papers. She
was hastily taken to the St.
Antony's hospital in an uncon-
scious condition. It was feared
that concussion would result,
but time proved that her only
injuries were a broken collar
bone and a bad bruise back of
the ear. She remained uncon-
scious until Monday morning at
10 a. m. and ever since that time
has been steadily improving.
Yesterday morning at 9 a. m.
word was received that she was
rational and practically out of
danger, although her recovery
will be very slow.
"Aunt Mollie" Spencer has
many friends in Yukon who are
very anxious about her, but for
awhile yet no visitors will be al-
lowed to see her.
Representative Ferris has in-
troduced a bill in the House call-
ing for an appropriation of $25.-
000 for the establishment of an
experimental broom corn station
in the semi-arid sections of Ok-
It is believed that such a station
would do much toward increas
ing the broom corn output of the
Acting Commissioner of Indian
Affairs Abbot has gone on record
in favor of the sale of the rem-
nant Kiowa and Commanche
lands for the maintenance of an
Indian hospital. A large tract
will be turned over to the com-
missioners of Commanche Coun-
ty for the establishment of a
poor farm, if legislation desired
to authorize the sale is passed
Henry Brooks, age 23, El
Reno and Beatrice Essary, age
18, Oklahoma City, Chas. Henry
Smith, age 33, El Reno and Mrs.
Atler Early, age 27, Hawe, Okla.
Cecil C. Brooks, age 32, and
Bertha E. Paine, age 19, both of
Oklahoma City; Riland J. Scott,
age 21, El Reno and Fay M.
Hill, aga 19, Oklahoma City;
Len W. Simmons, age 36, Okla-
homa City and Mrs. Louise
Evans, age 26, Little Rock, Ark.
Mr. and Mrs. M W. Ratcliff
spent Sunday with Joe Fraylor
and family last Sunday.
S. S. Hicks visited at Yukon
Mr. and MrsL Kimball spent
Sunday afternoon at Sunny Slope
A W. C. T. U. contest was
held at the M. E. Church last
Friday night, the contestants
all being little folks. Boyd
Simpson and Vera Harrison won
A. L. Hicks, wife and babies
of Yukon, visited with his par-
ents last Sunday.
Mrs. Chas. Hoogler, who has
been sick for several weeks, is
Mr. and Mrs- Garten, of Okla-
homa City, visited with her
father, Geo. Francis, a few days
A new creamery has been
established at Piedmont with
Spence Kennedy in charge.
A Ventriloquist visited this
town a few days ago, and had
lots of fun at other people's
Shell Creek Catches
Olin Berglan purchased a fine
team of horses Friday.
Tom Miller has returned from
Iowa, where he has been for a
number of years, and will now
farm his place.
Frank Smrcka arrived home
Friday from Black Wolf, Kansas
where he has been on an extend-
A ball game was played Sun-
day between Shell Creek and
Lee Florence purchased a
lot of hay seed from Frank
Smrcka this week.
Shedeck Bros, are over-hauling
their threshing machinery for
this coming season.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shedeck
were in Oklahoma City Tuesday.
Mr. Dayney sold his farm and
will seek a location in Ohio.
Drinks Bitters; Dies
A very sad and unfortunate
accident happened at Willow
some days ago which resulted
in the death of the victim last
It appears from the reports
gathered that Robert Cowley
who lives on the old O'Connel
place just west of town was in
Willow Saturday, the 22nd, and
tanking up pretty heavily on
Hostetters Bitters, he and a
number of others there that day
got pretty full. Sunday he went
home—while seated in a chair
he fell headlong to the floor,
sustaining a fracture - of the
bones on one side of the neck.
The accident seemed to almost
paralyze the whole side effected
and he lingered in a precarious
state until Saturday forenoon
when he died from the injuries
Mr. N. W. Potella, druggist at
Willow was immediately arrested
and brought to Mangum, charg-
ed with selling intoxicating
liquors to an habitual drunkard.
He waived examination and was
placed under a $500 bond, to ap-
The whole matter is a very
sad and unfortunate affair, no
one being particularly to blame.
It is very probable that the drug-
gist did not know what was con-
tained in the Hostetter's Bitters
and he may be innocent of any
intentional wrong doing, yet it
does seem that the boys should
not have imbibed so freely of a
beverage they knew nothing of.
—Mangum Sun Monitor.
Who knows but what the same
kind of drugs are causing drunks
two for taking the teachers ex-
Makes severe penalties for ex-
posing or selling teachers ex-
After "January 1, 1916 either
academic or professional train- A- 1" ew Items Picked Up At
ing will be required of all teach-! Our District Court
ers. Training may be had in |
any approved high school or the The case of State of Oklahoma
state university, A & M colleges ex rel J. L. Trevathan, county
or a state normal school, or their | attorney, against Hardenbrook,
equivalent in another state. j was taken up before Judge
The transfer of pupils from i Carney, Monday, on motion to
one district to another must be|dissolve injuction, and the judge
consented to by the board of I nfter hearing the evidence intro-
the school to which the transfer j duced, dissolved the aforesaid
is to be made. injunction.
The provision that makes the i District Court was adjourned
county treasurer the custodian
of the district funds will save
the teachers of the state a half
million dollars, is the opinion of
Supt. Wilson as it will prevent
the discounting of teachers'
Practically all of the 32 recom-
mendations made by Supt. Wil-
son have been incorporated into
the code. Some of the changes
made, however, were not recom-
mended by him. The new law
will go into effect January 1,
1914 and as soon as possible the
law will be printed and distribut-
ed among the school officers,
teachers and superintendents of
The rain of last Saturday was
a welcome visitor. There was
no hail in this vicinity to speak
Monday until Monday, May 19th
Catharine A. Phillips filed a
mortgage foreclosure suit ag-
ainst Henry S Parker and Mary
A. Parker and The El Reno
State bank, praying for judg-<-
ment in the sum of $945.23.
Walter Stevens plead guilty to
the offense of assault and was
fined $10 and costs.
Martha Jane, Corrina, Sadie
and Modine Giles, colored, neg-
lected and dependent children
were brought into Juvenile court
Monday, and Judge Maurer com-
mitted them to the Orphans
home at Taft, Okla.
Ansel Casto, from near Pied-
mont was brought before the in-
sanity Board, Tuesday, and
judged insane by the aforesaid
board, an sent to th e Asylum at
State School Law
Acting upon the recommenda-
tion of Supt. Wilson, the legis-
lature has passed the bill adop-
ting a new code of laws for the
governing of the common schools
of Oklahoma. This is the first
time the school laws have been
written since 1903, just twenty
years ago. Among the impor-
tant changes made are the fol-
Prescribes a form for the oath
of office of school board members.
Makes the county treasurer
the custodian of school district
Towns having a four year
high school accredited with the
state university will be govern-
ed by the same laws as cities of
of the first class.
Gives the county superinten-
dent jurisdiction in annexing
territory to a city of the first
Authorizes the election of a
city superintendent for a term
of years not to exceed three.
Changes the procedure for
forming consolidated school dis-
Makes it compulsory to pro-
vide transportation for alt pupils
in consolidated districts living
^ver two miles from the school
Prescribes the form and fixes
the date for taking the scholas-
tic census and makes severe pen-
alties for padding the report.
Teachers' training courses
may be substituted for county
Teachers employed in the state
schools may be assigned by the
state superintendent to work in
county normals or teachers train-
ing courses without expense to
Provide a more effective law
for compulsory attendance.
Increases the qualifications for
teachers and makes the age
limit eighteen years instead of
I Allows three days instead of
W. S. Atwood has his silo most
L. G. Lynn is working over-
time to get his new hay barn!
Uncles Geo. Walker, was haul-
ing corn to Yukon the first of
There is no excuse for a
man being without work now.
All one can hear over the phone
is "where can I get a man
to help me put up hay?"
Ed Goodwin has a new bailer
and reports over 200 acres en-
gaged to bail.
Mrs. Aldredge was a caller at
Yukon last Tuesday.
The Eskew family have prac-
tically recovered from the
Mrs. Carrie Hodge has been
on the sick list but is reported
much better at this writing.
Dr. Selement was seen in our
vicinity with his new automo-
bile. We wonder if he under
stands how to doctor the critter.
Would Rob Bank
Some would-be cracksmen tried
their luck in Yukon last Satur-
day night, when they attempted
to blow open the vault of the
First National Bank. That they
were amateurs is beyond ques-
tion. They had started to drill
a hole in the vault door, but on
striking the plate of hard steel
that contains the lock, they gave
up in despair, and like Long-
fellow's Arab they folded their
tents and silently stole away,
but not until they had eloped
with a shotgun and a good derby
hat. If they had been able to
get through the vault, their
trouble would have just begun,
for it is one thing to get through
a vault and another to go through
a Manganese steel safe.
Yukon has two of the strong-
est banks in the State of Okla
homa and the people of Yukon
and vicinity may rest assured
that their money is in safe keep-
ing. _ .
Successful Spanish peanut
planter for rent. Come quick.
Contracted for the next 8 days.
— Bass Mercantile Co.
Will Reed gave an appeal bond
Tuesday in the sum of $1500.
Preaching at Scott Sunday at
There are thirty-six cases of
measles in this vicinity.
The hail of last Saturday did
a great deal of damage to
David N. Hill was in Okla-
homa City Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris and Mr.
and Mrs. Cover spent Sunday
at Mrs. Linder's.
A goodly number of Scott-ites
attended the speaking contest
in Piedmont Friday night. Miss
Vera Harrison was awarded a
To Buy Grain Here
The Planesifter Milling Co.,
of Oklahoma City, have leased
the old Wells Elevator for one
year. The elevator will be reno-
vated, new machinery will be
installed and everything put in
an up-to-date condition. The
Planesifter people will pay the
highest market prices for grain
and feed products and will be
quite an access to Yukon and
vicinity, making it one of the
best grain markets and milling
centers in the state.
A Horse With a Record
I. Cutright of northwest of
town has a horse that has a
record that few horses can boast
of. The horse bears the name
of Major Jones and is named
after the Major Jones, of Austin,
Tex., the lumber king.
Major Jones has made four
races for land in Oklahoma, Pot-
tawatomie, the Cheynne and
Arapahoe, the Cherokee Strip,
and the Kikapoo races. He is
25 years old and still in good
• The G. A. R. will hold mem-
orial services at the M. E-
church on 25th of May. Rev.
Huitt will officiate. Everybody
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