Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 119, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1917 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME THREE. NUMBER 119.
DRUMRIGHT, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY ti, 1917
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
CONSTABLE VICTIM OF SHOOTING AT SHAMROCK TOES
BUSY IN DRUMRIGHT
ThaT anti-registrationists are busy
11 Drumright is evidenced by the ac-
ivities of certain members vf the I.
N. W. on the street yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon one of their
nembers took it upon himself to
ather a crowd about him in front of
he Guaranty State bank and in no
itfht terms assail the president, the
abinet and all branches of the gov-
rnment. The reason for their at-
ack is evidently the selective draft
egistratSon bill that has passed con-
gress and which will be put into oper-
tiyn June 5.
Two others had the attention of
ome of the citizens on the corner of
he Drumright State bank about
'clock yesterday afternoon and th< ir
irere the same as the rest of them.
With the passage of the espionage
ill that is now before congress there
>ill be a penalty of $10,000 fine or
wenty years in the penitentiary, or
oth. for an act of this kind. Those
fho violate the law will face the
harge of treason.
Should a person feel that I
^.g imposed upon through this regis-
ration, he has an appeal, but his
ourse surely is not to refuse to reg-
*ter on June 5. He should by all
leans register. After this is done,
e may file an exemption blank with
he proper persons, and in due time
e will be summoned before a jury
nd give his reason why he thinks he
hould be exempt. That is in case
e should be chosen for service. If
t is not, he has no kick coming.
:IVIL SERVICE EXAMINA-
TION—POST OFFICE CLERKS
An examination for post office
lerks will be held at the post office
i this city on June 23, 1917.
Age limit, 18 to 45 years on the
ate of examination.
Married women will
litted to the examination.
Applicants mu>t be physically
ound, and male applicants must be
iot less than 5 feet 4 inches in
eight in bare feet, and weigh not
l?ss than 125 pounds without over-
oat or hat.
For application blanks and for full
^formation relative to the examina-
ion, qualifications, duties, salaries,
acancies, promotions, etc., address)
* BOB T. MOORE,
ecretary Board of Civil Service Ex-
aminers, P. 0., Drumright, Okh.
AT THE PASTIME
Margaret Lillie and her troupe of
CJinger Girb will present a high clas3
tabloid version of the big New York
production of the same name, "Three
of a Kind." This troupe of "Ginger
Girls" have endeared themselves to
the hearts of the theater-going pub-
lic of Drumright and there is very
little doubt but what they will live up
to their reputation.
The pictures will consist of a three-
reel Essanay drama entitled "Un-
known," by George Spoor.
J. P. WELLS DRAWS
$10 AND COST
J. P. Wells, arrested a few nights
ago by Officers Wilson and Thomason,
ar.d arraigned before Mayor Nicode-
mus the following morning, stating
that he wanted to stand trial, as he
was an I. W. W. and would plead
guilty to nothing was tried before
the mayor this morning, found guilty,
and assessed a fine of $10 and costs.
Welis had absolutely no defense.
By taking the stand that he did only
added a few days more to his time, j
Being an I. W. W. it is expected that
he will refuse to work out his fine.,
That :>eing the case he is no doubt j
due for some time in the city jail as
the city ordinances provide that those
who refuse to work out their tines
shall be placed in solitary confinement
and given food of nothing but bread
and water, and that the time they are
in solitary confinement shall not be
computed in their sentence.
AL LAUGHLIN VICTIM
OF I. W. W. DOCTRINE
It is the belief of those who have
come in contact reecntly with A1
Loughlin, the I. W. W. member who
was arrested the other evening for his
treasonable utterances, that this man
is the victim of the revolutionary
teachings of the I. W. W.
Lough] if i appeals to be a very
I right and well read young man. He
has been a member of the I. W. W.
but a shorty while. He came to Drum-
light the forepart of April, having
heard that the oil men were about
the best paid in this locality, it seems
that upon arrriving in Drumright he
obtained the impression from I. W.
W.'s with whom he "came in contact
that he could not secure a job in the
field unless he was a member of thft
He was prevailed Upon to join un-
der this belief, and members of this
organization have been working on
l>im, instilling within him their doc-
trine of "direct action."
Loughlin stated on his way to the
county jail that he is done with the
I. W. W. movement. He claims to be
an Euglish subject.
The Red Cross wants every child
•etween the ages of G and 15 years
n the city of Drumright to take part
n the registration day celebration,
The children are requested to be
t the Baptist church tomorrow aft-
•moon at 2 o'clock. There will be a
lumber of Madtes present to take
harge and drill them
ON THE HOME STRETCH
This week and next are all the time
e have to complete our work >>ii the
)zark trail and every man should do
he can to bring our road up 1,1 :l"'
MANY INDICTMENTS ARE
EXPECTED AGAINST MEN
RESISTING THE DRAFT
Washington, May 31.—German in-
fluences to encourage resistance to
army registration and the selective
draft, uncovered in Texas by a fed-
eral grand jury investigation already
have resulted in eleven indictments.
Other arrests on the same charge
made in various cities by agents of
the department of justice apparently
are not so closely linked with Ger-
man influence but are being investi-
In the Texas case, according to an
official announcement by the depart-
ment of justice, an organization was
formed some time ago ostensibly for
the purpose of co-operative buying.
Its members were required to take a
rocret oath and soon after the enact-
ment of the army draft law, the of-
ficial announcement says, "a strong
German influence succeeded in induc-
ing the organization to turn its ef-
forts to combating conscription and
high powered rifles ^ere obtained to
intimidate persons subject to registra-
tion and the officials who will be ap-
pointed to perform the registration."
In some western cities there are evi-
dences of an effort afoot to defeat the
registration but the department of
justice, it was officially announced, is
fully prepared to deal with the offend-
ers under existine law and the new
espionage bill now nearing completion
in congress which imposes heavy pen-
alties for such offenses.
Scattered over the country are
sporadic efforts to interfere with reg-
istration but officials here do not be-
lieve they are connected. The Texas
case, in which the German influence
is clearly established and the arrest
of two mountaineers in southwestern
Virginia are the most conspicuous in-
The two Virginians, William Mc-
Coy and J. W. Phipps, both well
known characters in the feud region,
are in jail at Roanoke and govern-
ment agents say they have complete
evidence to show they plotted organ-
ized resistance to the draft as well as
a wholesale attack upon the landed
people of the vicinity whose property
♦ hey intended to divide between them
As the day of registration draws
near, the department of justice and
other agencies of the government are
carefully watching for evidences of
resistance to the law and are pre-
pared to deal with them promptly
Late Tuesday* night the bubble
broke in a case at Shamrock that
promises to be the most sensational
that Creek county has had for some
It is alleged by those who are fa-
miliar with the case that for some
time Constable Crownover has been
very intimate with a Mrs. Miles For-
man, wife of the Forman who has
been in the sanitarium for the past
eight weeks. In fact it is reported
that Crownover has been living with
the woman. Mrs. Forman is reported
to have led a life high, wide, and
handsome, hitting only the high
places. It is alleged thatl her conduct
was responsible for breaking down
her husband's health and was the ul-
timate cause of sending him to the
sanitarium. Since his return Con-
stable Crownover has been accused
of framing up on Forman and having
him placed in jail, that Crownover
might enjoy his revelry with Forman's
It seems to have gotten to a point
where Forman was actually crazed by
the actions of his wife and Crown-
over and as he expresses himself,
"could not stand it any longer," and
secured a .45 revolver and started to
hunt Crownover up. In this he was
successful Tuesday night when he
shot Crownover three times, one of
the shot® practically shattering his
victim's lungs. One shot took effect
in the abdomen and the third in his
hip. From late reports Crownover
is unconscious and not expected to
ACTIVITIES OF THE
LOCAL RED CROSS
The pickets at the theater- secured
twenty new members last evening.
The central committee of the Ked
Cross held a meeting at the Methrdist '
church yesterday afternoon to plan '
for Mie celebration registration day,'
Eari Anderson will supervise the
crecting of the Re 1 Crovs flag pole.
Revs. Sheldon and Lackey and Mrs.
Karl Anderson are working to secure
speakers of note for that day.
Mrs. Roht. McCoy, Mrs. Nicodemus
and Mrs. May W. Holland will lu« th<-
committee to establish a day nursery. |
Shall America Lag Behind?
If the American people are goini |
to support their Red Cross they must
In Japan one person in every 22'
is a member of the Japanese Re.f!
Cross. In Germany one person in i
every 40 belongs to the German Red j
Cross. In Ru i;i one out of every
142 persons is a Rod Cr<> s member.'
but in the United States only one ou' i
of every 291 per-uns belong to the !
AT THE LIBERTY
The management of the Liberty has
nnovinced a program for this even-
ig consisting of six reels, featuring
>nie of the better known talent to
ie moving picture stage.
Tin-leading feature of the program
• I be a Gold Seal production in
1 eels entitled the "Grip of
o\ e, featuring Louise I ovely and
Little Moccasins," a two-reel Bi-
•n mountain drama, featuring M. K.
and Edith Roberts, together
• ill a one-reel Universal screen
• " I'/ine will complete the program.
OTTO WALLACE IN
TRAINING AT D. A. C.
TO THOSE THAT DO
NOT RESIDE HERE
1*0 tho e who do not live Jiere and
\>ho are interested in the registering
June 5 we would state for their in-
foimation that they will not be per-
ti ed to register hefe in Drumright.
They must go before the county clerk
Sapulpa and do their registering
Ir.ere, secure their card and send it
I" the precinct registrar in their home
There are believed to , be more
hunchbacks in Spain than in any j
The government of South Africa
will establish a college of agriculture
$15 AND COST
H. O. Smith, arrested last evening
for stealing a coat from Councilman
Dan Hart, was placed on trial before
Mayor Nicodemus this morning and
pleaded guilty. He was fined $15
MAKES 3 ARRESTS
Bob Bieber, the tanglefoot dartcer,
with Delay's Comedy company at
Strand tonight and nil wf •!;.
WHAT OTHER. SPECIAL
LIBERTY BONDS POSSESS?
They are non-taxable. If your city,
county and state taxes are three mills
on the dollar, a not Uiin*tr<rt thdt?
bonds are equivalent to ordinary cor-
porate bonds or other investments
bearing ( 1-2 per cent.
In addition, no federal tax which
war conditions may later make neces-
sary will affect these bonds. The
ouly tax these bonds are subject to is
the inheritance tax, which applies to
all property of all kinds whatsoever.
HOW ARE LIBERTY
Blank forms of application for the
purchase of these bonds can be ob-
tained from the treasury department,
any federal reserve bank, any na-
tional, state, or private bank, any ex-
press office, and any post office in the
Any bank or postmafter will aid
applicant in filling out his blank and
the other acts necessary to obtain
WHAT IS A LIB-
ERTY LOAN BOND?
A Liberty loan bond is a solemn
promise of the United States to pay
at maturity the amount of the bond
to the holder thereof, and to pay in-
terest semi-annually each year from
the date of the issuance of the bond
until it is fully and finally paid.
Yesterday Peputy Sheriff Gibson
made the arrest of three junk dealers
at Oilton. The men arrested were'
Fred Fultz and Tearriel Fultz, his
son, and Virney Gleacy. It is alleged i
that these men have been buyipg most |
all of the junk that has been disposed 1
of in and around Oilton for some
time, and is a step that the operatives
of the Foster N. Burns detective
agency is making in their campaign
against the line pipe thieves in this
Officers of this agency secured more
pipe and brass that" had been hidden
ir. the brush yesterday and an effort
is being made to locate the owners ,
and the thieves.
K. OF P. NOTICE
The Knights of Pythias will meet
in the rear of the Saffa hall
Thursday evening, May 31. All old
K. of P.'s are requested to attend.
J. S. LEFTWICH, Chairman.
J. S. DAVIDSON, Secretary.
Deloy's -Dainty Dudines with
Myrtle Deloy, that talented little mu-
sical comedy star, Stran'd all week.
AFLAME AT TULSA
New York, May 31.—While Napo-
leon was idolized by his soldiers as
the "little corporal," tiny Robert
i'-onnpr, age 5 years, of this city, is
the dapper "little sergeant" of the
United States marines, and he proud-
ly wears his sergeant's chevrons and
sharp hooter medal with all the dig-
nity of a grown-up sea soldier.
"Bob" has been chummy with the
"Soldiers of the Sea" all his life, and
as never fully satisfied until attired
hi 'full regulation UnVform -fed
ripe-, yellow chevrohs, medal, brass
buttons and all- a costume that he is
unwilling to take off, even to go to
bed. lie fells his mother that regular
soldiers never take off their clothes,
a statement that is not far from the
truth, in France, it least.
Fred Bonner, G Bonner Place, the
father of the undisputed "yojingest
marine," is proud of the fact that th
regular enlisted marines have ac
(epted his son as a comrade.
LET THE FLAGS FLY
Otto Wallace arrived in Drumright
jTBterday and immediately went into
• raining by starting in on some road
work early in the afternoon. Otto
will take on his training horses at the
Drumright Athletic club.
He claims thai he will make 130
ring ide for Frankie and is confident
i of, putting up a better match than
■ Griffin did. Wallace has taken on
I Mime good men in his class in the
I last year or so. He has pulled off
two bouts in Drumright with Sailor
Kirk and put up a showing that the
I Drumright fans had very little to
I complain of.
There are a few fans who are a
bit sore at the outcome of the last
bput that was to be staged here, and
in a way we don't blame them, but we
trust that for the sake of the game
here in Drumright that they will over-
look the short-comings of those who
butted into the game and stopped the
bout, and not cause the trouble they
claimed they would should another
fight be pulled off. For the good of
the game overlook the matter, and do
i nothing that will cause Drumright to
fall in the estimation of the spotting
Not only t ifht. should they follow
the course they said they would, they
will only be playing into the hands of
those Vfho want to freeze Promoter
Fisher out of town, by aiding them in
blocking every fight that Fisher pute
' n. Just because others want to play
the part of the skunk there is no retf-
«>n Why you should do likewise. Over-
look tho matter, let the fight game go
on, and the other side will hang them-
selves as «oon as they have secured
enough rope. Again we say, for the
interest of the sport, for the good of
Drumright, let the game go on and
don't be a stool pigeon by stopping
It was reported early this morning
that the Cosden refinery in West
Tulsa was burning. The Cosden re-
finery is the second largest, in the
Deloy's dainty dudines, a galaxy
of gay, gladsome, glorious girls.
The following Drumright people at-
tended the revival meeting held at
Shamrock last evening: Mr. and Mrs.
E. E. Stanley, J. P. Barry. Miss Maud j
Edmondson, Mrs. Mary Johnson and;
VILLA FORCE IN
Presidio, Texas, May 31.—A Villa
force attacked Ojinaga, opposite here
yesterday, *urpi Km- the Mexican
government soldiers in the garrison
there and causing them to flee to the
American side, leaving their arms in
Mexico. All women and children at
Ojinaga fled across "the line into
See Myrl'le Deloy at Strand tonight.
Every farmer and land owner along
the line of the Ozark trail should have
Old Glory displayed at his front gate
on June 10 and 11, the days our lines
are t be inspected. A flag at every
home will h ive great weight with the
inspection committee. Get them ready
now, have them flying on inspection
day and keep them up all summer.
GLAD TO SEE HIM BACK
E. \. MacLane, advance agent of
(the Greater Wallace shows, is in
Drumright arranging for the*coming
|oi his shows to this city next week,
alac was forjnerly the machinist-
cperator on the Evening Derrick and
tne entire force as well as his many
other friends in Drumright are giving
jhm the glad hand today.
While we#are not soliciting com-
j muilications, we would accept one
from syme <^i the young men we
i i now 6n the subject "How I Manage
to Get By Without Work." We have
some experts who could write an in-
tcresting treatise «n the question.
AMERICA \GAIN HAS CHANCE
TO SHOW HER SERVICE
Washington, May 31. — President
Wilson, speaking at Memorial exer-
ciset^n Arlington cemetery, declared
the time had come for action by this
^nation and that he had no fear of the
part America would play in the great
"In the province of God," he said,
"America once more has an opportu-
nity to show the world that she was
born to serve mankind.
"And memorial day of this sort is,
of course, a day touched with sorrow-
ful memory, and yet I for one do not
j see how we can have any thought of
j.ity for the men whose memory we
honor today. I do not pity them. I
envy them rather, because theirs is
a great work for liberty accomplished
and we are in the midst of a work un-
finished, testing our strength where
their strength has already been test-
t d. There is a touch of sorrow but
there is a touch of renssurance also
in a day like this, because we know
how the men of America have re-
ponded to the call of the cause of
liberty and it fills our mind with a
perfect assurance that that response
Will come again in equal measure,
with equal majesty, and with a result
which will hold the attention of all
Many m'?y be bond holders but the
same old few will he bloated—maybe.
Pastime Theatre TOD A Y
And the Ginger Girls
"THREE OF A KIND"
A high class tabloid version of the big New York production of
the Kime name.
Essanay 3-reel Drama
GEORGE K. SPOOR
AT THE RINK
No Charge for Skates
Remember skating every aft-
ernoon and night.
2-Reel Bison Mountain Drama
Featuring M. K. Wilson and Edith Roberts
Universal Screen Magazine No. 17
"THE GRIP OF LOVE"
•'5-Ri'fl Gold Seal Mountain Drama
Featuring Louise Lovely and Allen Holubar
Admission 5 and 10c
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