The Hartshorne Sun. (Hartshorne, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 14, 1914 Page: 1 of 6
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OWI• H! trole l 8oeU*v.
DEVOTED TO HOME INTERESTS AND HOME PEOPLE
hartshorne, oklahoma, t hursdav. MAY 14, 1914.
month as contained in the
jot' the teachers:
III THREE STATES
MINERS DEMAND OPERATORS TO
OUST FROM BOARD THOSE
Approximately fifti en thousand
union coal miners in Oklahoma, Ark-
annas and Texas will become idle af-
ter July 31 unless .In Interstate
Coal Mine Operators' association,
which has its headquarters in Kan-
sas City, compile s with an ultimatum
issued to them Friday night, accord-
ing to dispatches from Fort Smith.
According to Peter Stewart of Mc-
Alester, president of district num-
ber 21 which includes the threo
states, the miners will not "liter in-
to a renewal of the wage contract
unless the operators oist irom their
, , board of directors the members who
!U testified recently in Kansas City that
they had bribed certain union offi-
cials with a $20,000 slusli fund for
favorable consideration on wage con-
tracts in the past four years.
The miners recently voted .o
adopt a renewal of the contract ior
the ensuing two years after the op-
erators refused all their demands
for an increase in wages.
Will Dscide May 18.
lioth Stewart and Fred Holt, dis-
trict secretary, are in Fort Smith
looking into matter connected with
the Bache-Denmiin trouble.
They have called a special conven-
tion of union miners of the district,
to be held at Fort Smith May 18 for
the purpose of investigating the
slush fund talk and the resulting
charges of bribing union officials
and it is said that the <jue3tion 'if
renewal of contracts will be consid-
ered at that meeting.
TULSA, Okla., May 11.—Two oil
tanks owned by the Pierce oil < ""
poration, containing more than 90,-
000 barrels of oil were struck by
lightning on the tank farms of that
concern near here tonight, during one
of the most terrific rain and hail
storms that lias visited this section
in several years.
The tanks are cf equal capacity.
The five fire companies of Tulsa
were out cf the headquarters for
more than an hour tonight fighting
fires that broke out in various parts
of the city caused by the heavy elec-
trical storm. In most instances the
loss was small.
Friday, May 1st closed the eighth
month of the present school year.
All things considered it was quite^
a good month's work. As is usual
at this season of the year, quite a
number of pupils have left school
for work on the farm or in other
activities. It is to be regretted .hat
such action becomes necessary in
some cases, and it is hoped that
pupils and parents alike will see i)
it that as many days as possible are
spent in the schoolroom, as every
day is important as examination time
The month was marked by the
planting of quite a quantity of seeds
and plants for the beautifying of the
grounds, by a good record on the
part of the baseball team, and by
a successful ente rtainment which re-
sulted in securing sufficient funds
to pay the debt created by the re-
cent purchase of a Vietrola.
Work luiH been begun in prepara-
tlon for the commencement exer-
cises which are to begin on the 'Mth
of the month with the baccalaureate
sermon by Rev. W. W. Chancellor,
pai tor of the First Baptist church
of McAlester. In addition to the
baccalaure nte> service the features of
commence meat week will be the an-
nual concert, an entertainment by
the Ward School, the high school
graduating exercises, and the annual
banquet to the graduating class.
The following statistics for the
No. Belonging at end of
month 533 478
Average daily attendance.. 488 451
Cases of tardiness 39 04
Aggregate absence 71S 756
No. neither absent nor
tardy 234 200
The following pupils were neither
tardy ne>f abse'nt during the month:
,Iot> Brown. Floyd Keller, Floyd
F pears, I .ah a v Williams 11< >:ii".r llef-
ley. George c Glendentiiu; . Cla tele ■
Whitehead. Effie Arkebauer, Kather- j
ine Davis, Anna Glendenning, Ellen
Mc.Murtrey, Johnnj e Kingrey. .lessie
McMurtrey, Ethel Plunkett. Catherine
Plunkett. Ethel Taylor. Lucile
P. N. Campbell, Prin.
(iertrude Richards, Lexle Raburn,
Alice McMillan, Mary Davis, Gladys
Car lock, Dudley Branom, Henry Arke-
bauer, Tom Stallings, .lohn Wood-
ward, Carl Hefley, Maurice Davis,
Clara Arnold. Teacher.
Willie Burch, Gedeman Brown,
Edwin Cameron, John Cameron, Joe
Forman, Harvey Crowder, Oscar
Gerard, Arthur Johnson, Herman
Mullins, Leonard Nelsin, Lonnie
Parker, Jim Smith. Carlo Sane 111,
Ottis Guthrie, Vera Arkebauer, Win-
nie Callis, Delsie Devole, Eth i
Spears, Opal Wells, Neva Whiting,
Lucile Wakefield, Teacher.
Seventh and Eighth Grader.
Otto Horton, Willie Nelson. Dewey
Smith, David Abbott, OJarence M •
Neil, Henry Nash. Willie Thomas
Stanley White, Wallace White, Be'ii-
nie Callis, Denver Roberts, Sarah
Benjamin, Susie Carter, Arrell Hor-
ton, Merle Hunter, Jewell Lynn,
Creal Moore, Gladys White, Georgia
Brazell, Ruby Burkhart, Ruth Cam-
eron, Lester Fulgham, Belle Gold-
berg, llelle1 Spears, Katie Benjamin,
Winnie Grady, Lula Walker, Vivian
Whitehead, Margaret Williams.
Renna Arnold. Teacher.
Fourth and Fifth Grader.
Earl Lawrence, Willie Ehrlich, Bay
Miller, Ed Wells, Charley Lee, Har-
ry Miller, John par,no, Owen Bates,
Archie Davis, Preston Walker, Roy
O'Roark, Van Underwood, Wallace
Weeks, Saramie Goldberg. Lee Wade,
Tony Ravialoi, Johnnie Guthrie, Guy
Wells, Ed Lee, Lucile Slaughter,
Maurice Howell, Lilly Maye Wood-
ward, Mildred Talburt, Audie Midyett.
Hazel Wells, Louise Nunley.
Mary C. Holmes, Teacher.
Grace Hefley, Bonnie Callis, Clara
Jackson, Marion Grady, Mary Slaugh-
ter. Bertha Wade, Ollive Beall, Eela
Arkebauer, Raima Carletti, Birdie
Duncan, Edith Fain, James Miller,
Alfred Thomas, Cletus Anderson,
Robert Merrill, Leonard Callis. Wil-
lie Gerard. Joe Long, Norris Talburt.
Anna Thomas, Teacher.
First and Second Grades.
Hollie Brazil, Laura Bell Hankins,
Charley Phillips, Alva Wade, Woodie
Walker, Thelma Gentry, Mary San-
elli, Oscar Mathews, Vivian White,
Harvey Lawrence, Norma Skeen,
Foxle White, Ruby Crowder, Ralfe
Edna Cowan, Teacher.
Primary Grade—High School Building
Allen Banks, Earl Jackson, Or-
phane Lawrence, Fred Talburt, Clyde
Armstrong, Jewell Bookout, Sarata
Callis, Pearl Horton, Kathleen Nun-
Mamie Mcllugh. Teacher. .
Fourth and Fifth Grad'.i—Wird
Verlin 3pears, Harper Bates. An-
drew llyde, Graden Carlock, Ralph
Horton, Cylde Johnson, Fenton Jef-
fers, John Kurllko, Albert Lcng,
Jaines Moore, Wilbert Robinson,
George Spears, Burton White, Mike
Wopensky, Katie Hyde, Alpha Laws.
Willie New, Ola Dodd, Olive Glen-
de>nning, Annie Griffin, Jewell Mil-
ler, Ruby O'Roark.
Nellie Bourne, Teacher.
Jennie Benjamin, Samuel Benjamin.
Oscar Crowder, Raymond Cope, Ted-
dy Forsythe, Marvin Griffin, Olen
Griffin, Viola Grant. Frank Hunter.
Julius Klrchsteln, Aubrey Moore,
Pauline Parker, Pauline Rothbaum,
Gladys Spears, Grade Shields, Flon-
nie Underwood, Helen Williams, Wil-
lie Wingo, Johnnie Yates, Helen
Jane B. McMillan, Teacher.
First and Second Grades.
Jewel Burks, Roy Byrne, Mildred
Crowder, Lillian Grant, Walter Gor-
GEORGE III. SMITH DOLLAR BUT"
Tll-OISMRGED SST. HIM 23RD
COURT RULED FOR THE DEFEND-
ADVANTAGES OF DOLLAR DAY,
WHAT IT MEANS TO ECO-
The trial of George W. Smith, who
was arrested and held for the murel-
er of Amzi McCandless on last East-
l er morn, was lieMd in this - * i t y on
; Tuesday, May 12th.
j The facts as brought out show >d
that McCandless had come to Smith's
house' at about 8:00 in the morning,
and shortly thereafter seized a jn.it-
tock and smashed a grir:l rr.ck
which wag setting inside the yard.
Immediately thereafter M 'audi sb
went into tile house and aeiz t
Smith's wife by the; arms, md >vas
dragging her out of the house, with
the intention, as Smith said, of tak-
ing her over to the place where he
had left the mattock and killing iter
with it. When they reached th"
door, Smith grabbed his shot sun
and placing the butt of th.-/ gun to
his hip, with the muzzle ev il with
his wife's ear, fired, striking Mc-
Candless on the 1< ft side of th™
ead, the entire left side and hack
of head and left, ear being blown
away by the' shot, and resulting in :
instant death to McCandless.
Smith and his wife came to town
immediately after the killing ani
gave up to Constable Tom Whiting.
From the evidence of John P. Sav-
age and Mr. Brown, Smith told
them that he had shot MeCandl. ss in
the house and that th? body was
lying in the door so that it could
not be closed, but othe r witn ss ■;
testified that the body was lying
six feet from the eloor, out in the
yard and had never been moved.
The defense introduced several wit-
nesses te> show that McCandle ss was
crazy, but when closely questioned
by attorneys for the state, admitte.1
that he was only peculiar.
The dress and cape worn by Mrs.
Smith at the time of the killing
were introduced by the defense, the
latter being about twelve inches in
length, anel showed powder burns
and blood stains on its lowermost
part. Both the defendant and Mrs.
Smith took the- stand and testified
to the facts as above related.
Tie e'hief argument of tho '1' fense
was that Mr. Smith had shot to pro-
tect his wife ir i.i gicat bodily harm
anel possibly death The state ask-
ed that the defendant be bound over
the strength of the conflicting
stories told by the defendant and the
unreasonableness of the defendant's
story concerning the powder burns
on that part of the cape which wa3
so far out of the direct range of the
The state was represented by J. W.
Crow, assistant county attorney of
McAlester and J. E. LaydSn of this
city. The defendant was represent-
ed by Judge Philos S. Jones of Wil-
burton anel W. J. Hulsey of this
city. Attorrtey Layden eloseel for
the state and Attorney Hulsey for
At the close of the argum- nt3.
Judge Johnson in a short decision
gave it as his opinion that the de-
fendant had acted in self defense,
and consequently discharged him.
The; trial attracted unusual inter-
est here, the city hall being packed
from noon till the elose of t'.ia trial
at 1:00 o'clock in the morning. The
feeling and sentiment of the people
was overwhelmingly against the de-
fendant anel it is currently report "J
that the whole matter will be tyid
before the grand jury at its next
King eif Dol-
Saturda May 2:
Long live the dollar
Successful life consists in taking
advantage of opportunities. Dollar
Day Is your opportunity and it will
not come again for a long time: you
may not be able tei take advantage
of it whe n it comes again.
Salute tin Fugle! llail to the' lib-
erty-crowned maiden, the sweetheart
of the thrifty and the pride of the
To the housewife eir the hous 'hus-
band Dollai Day means a replenish-
ment of wardrobe s and the filling of
The thrifty merchant is always
ready tei attract new customers by
a bargain. It is a good advertise-
ment. And so staples and standard
gejods, as we ll as remnants, are of-
fered for the accommodation of buy-
ers. The leiss of profits, even te>
the shading of coat, is an invest-
ment in good will.
That is th' philosophy of Dollar
The range eif offerings cover prac-
tically < \ rything usable for the per-
son or the home; for father, mother,
son, daughter anel baby; for the
kitchen, parlor and bedroom; for ut-
ility or adornment; for business or
It is an exchange of the merch-
ant's wares below par for your dol-
lar? at par; it makes your dollar
farther; in increases its purchasing
There' is no gain in accumulating
dollars; the dollar is a mere piece of
silver or piece of paper. It is what
the' elyllar will buy that makes it
The secre t eif money in..king is to
buy when others are competing to
sell, and to se'll when others are
competing to buy. Every m reliant
In Hartshorne will be trying to sell;
Saturday, May 23rd. is the time to
Bargain hunting is often a waste of
time and e'ffort, and when practiced
to excess it means waste; it may
become a bad habit. But bargain
buying Saturday, May 23, will be
differ, nt; it is taking advantage of
The Dollar Day is a sort of ''tear-
ing house of merchandise accommo-
dation, and popular need, in which
the p eiple have all to gain and noth-
ing tei lose. It is oil'1 time when
the' buyer has a ' sure thing.'
Dollar Day is not Intended to en-
courage extravagamce; it was elesis-
nateil to promote economy, to reduce
the e-ost of high living, and to put
the idle' dollars at work.
It gives merchants confidence In
the people's judgment.
It gives to the people* an eippor-
tunity tei make a dollar go farther
and do its best.
It advertises Hartshorne as a com-
munity of progressive merchants and
,ed about $53 Lakey had in his coat,
which he just happened to have, ow-
ing to his failure to reach the bank
before the e losing hour the evening
The same night, and presumably
the same negro entered City Marshal
Harper's residence in the first ward
anel robbed him of $51 and some
cents, Mr. Harper knew nothing of
the robbery until he arose the next
morning, when he discovered his
pantaloons were missing. He feiund
them on the porch rifled of the
So far as we know no arrest has
been made in connection with the
C. W. POST, RICH
new club organized.
A representative body of the' ladLs
of Hartshorne met at the home of
Mrs. William D. Craig Friday even-
ing and furthered an organization
that promises to be a very flourish-
ing club, tin object e>f which being to
promote the literary, musical, civic
and eharity work along practical
lines and to aiil in the extension of
city improvements and will become
affiliated with the Federation of
Women's clubs of the state of Okla-
The organization so far has not
elected permanent officers neither
has a name been selected, but both
of which will be done at the next
regular meeting which will be held
at tile home of Mrs. Craig, Friday
afternoon. May 15.
Constitution i nd by-aws «ere
adopted and a plan of meeting every
two weeks was decided upon.
Mrs. James Arnote of McAlester
vice president of the- fourth distric
of the Federation of Women's clubs
ably presided at the meeting and
made a most interesting talk on the
literary, side of club work and the
benefits of the federation. Mrs
Elmo Wilkins of McAlester, presi-
dent of the Cecilian club, made
most interesting talk with helpful
suggestion cf the musie'al features
of club work. Mrs. L. K. Pounders
president of the civic department of
the Twentieth Century club of Wil
burton, made a most impressive talk
on the civic features and benefit
to be derived from united and
operative work of clubs.
The interest manifested was the
culmination of last week's effort on
the part of the Hartshorne ladies
and the help given them by Mrs.
Guy Andrews. Mrs. D. C. McCurtain
and Mrs. Lally of the Travel club of
McAlester, but owing to the heavy
storm many of the Hartshorne ladies
missed the pleasure of hearing these
interesting talks from these ladies.
The membership of the club Is
unlimited, loyalty and willingness to
work being the requirements.
The following ladies enrolled
themselves as members: Mesdames
H. F. Jeffers, R. T. Forbis, B. C.
Sims, II. Martyn, A. E. Carlock, John
Banks, Waldo Davis, A. Baxter
Thomas, Will Grady, T. J. Stallings,
C. S. Wingate, James Nichols, H. A.
Weeks. C. W. Powell, G. W. Walshe,
W. A. Evans, A. M. Gooch, William
Mullins, Chas. Burkhart, Oscar
Briscoe, John Savage, Owen Lakey,
Will D. Craig, Miss Lela Patterson
and Miss Emma R. Keil.
ad been in ill health at
his santa barbara home
for some time.
Santa Barbara, Cal., May 9.—Chas.
. Port, wealthy e'ereal food manu-
facturer of Battle Creek, Mich., to-
ny shot himself to death with a
rifle while temporarily insane, ac-
ording te> the testimony of his
physician, .1. C. Bainbridge, offered
the inquest held shortly after
he tragedy. The verdict of the
oroner's jury was noncommittal,
holding simply that Post died from
he effects of a gunshot wound.
Post had suffered ill health for
some time. Recently he had made
hurried trip to Rexihester, Minn.,
to undergo a major operation to save
his life. He had been in a nervous
state since his return to California.
He had fought against an inclina-
tion to self-destruction for some time,
according to the testimony given at
the inquest by Miss Ella Benson,
The nurse said that Post had a
horror eif a gun of any kind for sev-
eral weeks. He had requested that
firearms be removed from the house,
and it was thought the Post home
was free of weapons.
Today Post asked the nurse to
leave him alone for a short time.
She reluctantly complied. In a few
minutes a rifle shot was heard. Oil
entering the room, the nurse found
Post on the bed with a rifle. The
position of the body and the weapon
Indicated that the man had placed
the muzzle in his mouth and sprung
the trigger with his toe. Death
mcalester 1; ok. city 11.
CITY MARSHAL LOSES $51
ham, Alymer Holmes. Edna Johnson,
John Lakey, Charles Laws, Alvin
Majors, Clarence Martindale, Earl
Miller, Harry New, John Parker,
Vernon Parker, Alfred I'arsc.n, Cole-
man Pogue, Virgil Ritters. Bernard
Sims, Josephine Taylor, Opal Taylor,
Goldie Victor, Clyde Wayman, Dave
White, Bertha Yates.
Josie Savage, Teacher.
Walter Acord, Fred Brown, John
Faust, John Yokabitus, Irene Bald-
ridge, Beulah Burks, Helen Carter,
Lillie Griffin, Lulo Horner, Minnie
Henry, Frances Lakey, Thlema Park-
er, Sallie Ratliff, Gladys Victor, Lu-
cile Willis, Nora Pogue', Annie Pogue.
Jane Young, Teacher.
Subscribe for The Sun,
The residence of O. Lake y and
City Marshal Harper were entered
Tuesday night by a ir gro, who ef-
fected his entrance at each place
by climbing in at a window.
Mr. Lakey was awakened at about c,te pity
2 o'clock in the morning by a noise
at the window near the head of
his bed. He gave it only momen-
tary thought and was soon asleep
again, when he was again aroused by
his son, who sleeps with him, who
said: "Papa; there's Dave White!"
Mr. Lakey looked and there stood a
big husky negro man nt the head
of his bed. Lake y made a lunge
for the negro but could not find a
thing to strike him with. He eoulel
s-e the negrei plainly as a light
from another room was shining in
the negro's face. The burglar made
his eseape through an open window
carrying Lakey's pants along with
him, but as the negro passed
through the window, it dropped and
caught the; pants. Nothing of value
was taken, said Mr. Lake>y, as there
was only some small change in his
pants pockets. Th>> negro ove'rlook-
Largs Crowd Attended, But Sorely
Dirappointed at th? Work of
Wednesday marked the opening
game of the league at McAlester.
Rotten! was the expression of dis-
gust ihat echoed through the grand
stand. The Miners were so over-
whelmingly outclassed that it was
like taking ean,dy from a baby. The
unmerciful drubbing administered by
Oklahoma City was such as to ex-
It is to be hoped that the
McAlester boys will pull themselves
togethe'r and put up a better 1e>b of
ball playing, or they will be forced
Rev. Willmoore Kendall, candidate
for BChool superintendent will aei-
dress the voters of Hartshorne and
vicinity at a street rally Monday
night, under the auspices of the
Young Men's Democratic club. Bro-
ther Kendall is making an active
canvaB of the' county and is meeting
with encouragement to a very grati-
fying degree wherever he goes—
even beyond hiB expectation. He said
to The Sun man this morning that if
thing9 continue to come his way as
they appear thus far, his nomination
Is foregone conclusion.
You are invited to attend the
Kendall rally Monday night.
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.
The Board of Education held a
brief session in the office of Secre-
tary W. J. Hulsey Monday afternoon.
The action of last Monday's meet-
ing was rescinded owing to its illegal-
ity, caused by one member—J. S.
Banks—voting, who is not now a.
resident of the ward from which lie
was elected. C. L. Willis was elect-
ed to succeed Mr. Banks. The board
then proceeded to elect teachers far
the ensuing term by the election of
Miss llettie Dilworth as superintend-
ent, vie*> Morgan T. Craft, resigned,
to accept work in the public school*
of McAlester. The following teach-
ers were elected: Paul N. Campbell,
principal high school; Mrs. Nellie
Bourne, principal ward school; Miss
Josie Savage, Miss Jane McMillan,
Miss Mary Holmes, Miss Edna
Cowan, Miss Mamie McHugh, Miss
Laura Glendenning. Tho other teach-
to quit for it's a crime to take the
peojfle's money under false pretences, era are te) be elected at the next.
Monday's meeting, May 18.
will SANDERS' REPAIR SHOP.
Will Sanders has opened a repair
shop in the rear end of the building
eie'cupied by Mack, The Tailor, wh o')
he will be prepared to do all kinds
of harness, slice and bicycle repair-
ing, and to manufacture saddles, har-
ness and anything in the saddlery
and harness line, and informs The
Sun that he will shortly install a
first e'lass equipment In order to
handle all classes of repair work
expeditiously und well. Will Sanders,
its most people iu this vicinity
know, understanda his business well.
Yemr patronage is solicited. Adv.
All the teachers for the colored
school were re-elected, but we un-
dersteieHl that there may be soma
changes made at the next meeting.
The boar-l considers itself fortunats
In securing Miss Dilworth, of Altus,
for superintendent of the Hartshorne"
schools because of her nature experi-
ence, exceptional qualifications and
successful work in other schools of
the state. She is well known to the*
president and one member of the
board as being a woman of rare' tal-
ent and splendid executive ability,
and they have every reason to feel
that she will prove a worthy suc-
cessor to our present superintendent.
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