Piedmont News (Piedmont, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, September 16, 1910 Page: 3 of 4
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LOCAL NEWS NOTES
The long days in June are awful-
ly long, Bro. Grove.
"Dad" Parker has moved back
and the Owl Club is happy.
1. 1. Couch went to Oklahoma City
on business last Tuesday.
Ed Welden and wife visited over
Sunday with friends at Guthrie.
(Tlie editor of the News was an
over-Sunday visitor at Guthrie.
John 'Ketterman went to Warrens
burg, Mo., with his brother, Roy.
J. W. Timmerman was a business
visitor at Oklahoma City Thursday
M. W. Dimery of El Reno was a
business visitor here last Wednes-
NOTABLE ENGINEERING FEAT ^ STAGING BRACKET F0" "RM. Will GET A VOTE ON
BRYAN ELECTION UW
The county fair at El Heno begins
September 20 and lasts to the 23d,
inclusive. We should all attend.
Remember the Sunday School con-
vention here September 25th, the
program of which is published in
this week's News.
We have three copies of the prem-
ium list of the Canadian County Fair
at our office and the first asking for
them will be supplied.
J. B. Polk returned Sunday night
frdin market, where he purchased a
large invoice of dry goods and no-
tions which will soon begin to arrive.
Recently a notable piece of engi-
neering work was achieved in San
Francisco, while the demolition of the
old city hall was in progress. Be-
tween the violent earthquake and the
fearful fire of April, 1906. the building
was practically reduced to a mass ol
ruins. So it was determined to rais
the shattered structure and construct
a new und modern hall on the sam«
Surmounting the lofty dome a hugs
statue of the Goddess of Liberty haj
perched for more than twenty yeart
past. The statue escai>ed unscathed
both the heavy shock and fire. Thle
Immense metal statue is nearly twen
ty feet In height, and, with ths pedes
tai, to which It ts firmly attached
weighs about three tons. From th«
ground up to the pedestal th# distance
is about 850 feet, and to the apex o1
the Qoddess, is 370 feet
As It was very much desired ts
take down the huge statue undam
aged and to place It In Qolden Gate
park, as a public souvenir of the great
disaster, the contracting firm under
took to bring It to earth without dam
age. This proved a difficult and peril
ous feat in engineering, for to bring
down, undamaged, 6,000 pounds oi
Illustration Shows Plsn of Getting at
6mall jobs With Very Llttls
There are many Jobs on the farm
where it Is necessary to have staging
or scaffolding. Accounts kept by one i an general tlei tion law
doing repair work show that on an] the democrats during the recent un
average It takes double the amount of
time to ereot scaffolds that tt does to
metal from b height of 370 feet wu Jo ,h# work on >ma„ )ob, A nrJ
a ponderou. taak However, the work m|lnn|a[,t mov bl« bracket la mad*
wm done very .uorensfully. By meani of , by 4 ,nch ,rantllng. nailed to
of a ny«tem of derricks, steel cable^ | form m rlfM and bnl<.e<i with
tackle, etc.. operated by severa. | A I by 4 la then Inserted and
donkey engtnea, the big statue w-at brack,t iIld up lhe ,1(1, of u,.
looaened from Its firm anchorage on with the staging boarda on It.
the dome's crest, and gradually low i Th% foQt Qf ^ 2 4 ibm ,ukB<j
ered to the earth The work was don. to prevect allppln* Often there are
without the slightest accident to th« ,nds Rbou, th, farm bu,,,,.
statue, or to the force of men engaged jQg, tliaat may be aubatltuted for the
t'ssar.v and expensive special s
sion of the legislature, will be voted j
on at the polls in November as de-i
manded by Mie republican state or-|
ganization. Chairman Jim Harris. |
oi t lie state central committee, fll d!
the necessary referendum petitionsI
to get a vote on the law. three
months ago, but objections to the
sufficiency of the pttitlons were filed
by Fred llranson of Muskogee, chair-
man of the democratic slate commit-
tee and also of Haskell's state elec-
Today .liranson admitted that the
republicans' referendum petitions]
are good and sufficient and says the
objections will be immediately with-
drawn, permitting the law to go to a
The Bryan law, if adopted at the
polls, keeps the Haskellized democ-
racy of Oklahoma permanently in |
the saddle until JudgmentDa.v. It
was drawn for that express purpose
and the republicans demanded a ref-
erendum to protect tiie decent and
honest people of the state. In addi-
tion to tiie Bryan law, other proposi-
tions to he voted upon November s
are the resubmission of prohibition,
woman's suffrage, the railroad j
amendment to the constitution, and1
Campbell Russell's "New Jerusalem "|
plan of locating the permanent sta'~
$1.25 PER DAY
Miss Martin, a trained nurse, ar-
rived from Guthrie Monday and Is
attending upon Mr. Yowell, whom
we are pleased to know is somewhat
[Pearl and Oraman Knox, Maud
Sholl and Mat hew Knox of K1 Reno
drove out to the Kennedy home last
Friday night to attend the social,
and of course had a delightful time.
Let us display our products at th'
county fair in E) Heno, that th
management may select enough
go over.to Oklahoma City and cap-
ture the first prize again for Cana-
Homer Polk went to El Reno
business last Wednesday and before
he started he asked the editor tc
offer a reward of fL'.r.O for the ap-
prehension of the fellow who killed
or stole the kid's dog.
Miss Bessie Damons, local editor
of the Union City Alert, is certainly
giving the good people of the livel
town and surrounding country a
excellent local page and we ar
pleased to make note of it beeaus
there is no community in Oklahoma
Bro. J. C. Clayton of the Calumet
Chieftain is getting out a splendid
paper these days and has steadil:
improved from the start as the pat
ron age warranted, and
to note the fact that t
ople of that flourishing town
in the task. Engineers declare thai
It la a notable feat along englneerlni
lines, at least of that kind, and th«
contractors are being warmly congrat-
ulated over the success achieved.
2 by 4a. using the above plan for
RALEIGH'S BIG GRAPE VINE
j. j. mcmillan
CARDS SHU SELLING
AT TOUR CENTS PER
Guthrie, Okla. Sep. It Mthough
\V. L. Chapman, former secretary of
the democratic statr* committee and
ofthe state corporation commission,
is again In the limelight as being
wanted in Mexico for alleged Kic-ka-
poo Indian Land frauds, yet his
blank cards, one of which eaoh child
who attends the public schools in
Oklahoma must have, are still selling
at the old rate of four cents per card,
thanks to Governor C. N, Haskell
and his school text-book commis-
sion. As there are 5 18,007 school
children in Oklahoma at the present
time, and each one must have one
of Chapman's cards, this means a
total of $20,720.28, fully one-half of
which, thanks to Governor Haskell,
is velvet to Chapman. That will go
a long way toward paying attorney
fees. In other words each child
attending school in Oklahoma, is
paying four cents toward Chapman's
PLENTY OF COAL
The Piednn nt Gin and Warehouse
company announce® that the y have
a choice invoice of the best coal on
hand at bottom prices and are ready
to supply everybody. tf
Get the Sews and get the truth.
R U H L
Physicians & Surpeoas
Piedmr • t, Okla.
Phcn# No. 4.
*i\i>\\ s< n<Mil, t <)V\i:\riov
■eli at h<
ACREAGE DEVOTED TO HEMP
Increase In Importation Offer* Market
for Larger Home Produotlon
The bluegraas region of Kentucky,
! In the center of which lies Lexington,
raises about 80,000 acres of Cannabis
sativa from which hemp is procured.
! The acreage devoted to hemp in other
' parts of the United States is very
j small—perhaps 600 acres around IJn-
' coin, Neb, and an equal number In
J the lower Sacramento valley in Cali-
fornia, with small experimental plant-
I ings in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Wis-
consin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa and
Russia produces more ftor export
than all other countries, but Italy.
' Austria-Hungary, Germany, France,
I Belgium, Turkey, China and Japan
grow it commercially for fiber
All the hemp fiber produced In this
country Is used In American mills,
and as increasing quantities are being
Imported, a market for a larger home
begin promptly at ten
i rofeasor w
1 board as
Visitors to Roanoke Island nevef
fail to see the scuppernong grape vine,
the largest In the world, that is known
as Sir Walter Raleigh's grape vine.
It was planted by Raleigh'a party,
which settled in Roanoke Island. N.
C.. more than 300 years ago The ad- .
m?w.rth the following cL^'from fuL r-cntly la.oed br the United
Ktven to Raleigh and his assigns by , ^ cl|mate goU> sowlng,
vw ar, mail the queen free y o searc harvesting the plant, and methods of
he enterpris- .up,- and enjoy for ere preparIng th. .oft gray or yellow bast
and barbarous lands not po.seasedby P ^ dMcr)bed Rnd „plaln,d.
any rhrlstlan people as to hlm mlgbt l„u,re9t to farmer. In
"T i8 , M , those section, of th. country outsld.
with him to such ands and lea,. ^ ^ h,mp growtng r„
there for inhabitant, as W of wh.r. .oil and climate seem to
bushes, and so forth. The immense •_ . -
scuppernong grape vine, with stem
larger round than a man s body, Is an
Interesting relic of the past, and bean
The school be
e fourth teacli
hool, thus gh
is the fourth teach-
the school board,
•nt over to Edmond
and we see where
is right and the
well. 'The faculty
school is now com-
?ood work proceed
ard. at its meeting
•oncluded to employ
er in the Piedmont
ing students the
a w i se
ind eleventh grad
conclusion, in on
Is nothing too go
ind the tributary
>d for Pied
Roy Ketterman, who has b(
working here for some time, w<
to the old home at Warrensbu
Mo . where his sister, Ellen, Is si
ously injured by having her he
crushed in an iron roller in a la
dry where we support she as mo
and her many
offer a prospect favorable to its pro-
Song by congregation.
Invocation by Rev. J. P. Cox
Sunday school lesson lead by Prof.
T. L. Hall.
The advantages of a Bible scho< 1
rather than a Sunday school or Sab-
bath school. Dr. Stilwell, Rev. Cox,
Mrs. (). \V. Cunningham, Mr Jim
des. General discussion.
Noon 11' to 1:30—Dinner on the
Why is the Sunday school work
not more effective? Marion Her-
t. Mrs. Ed Dale, Mrs. Joe Eades.
Prof. St. John. .1 \V. Smith, Fay Ken.
nedy. General discussion.
>fhe value of interdem minati<>nal
work in rural districts—Rev. <1. W
Horden, Dr. N E. Ruhl, Mrs. Clyde
Smith, Mrs. George V. Francis, Chas
Dickerson. General discussion.
Election of officers.
J. B. Kcrrick
108 N. Rock Island
Now is your time to
My Bins are full of Colorado Lump
the best on earth.
1 sell at prices never before dreamed of
Vou can't sell coal unless
you have It, and f have it
In Cabbsgo Fields.
Give nitrate of soda a trial In your
oabbags fields. One hundred per acre
MAYOR STANDS ON HIS HEAD at each application is the usual
amount, although 200 pounds at a
will hope for her speedy recov-
We regret to note th
our good friend. M Vow
sick with typhoid fever,
cerely hope that he may
an early date Efforts
last Friday and Saturday
a trained nurse, but up t
ing, Monday noon, nom
secured. Relatives and
doing their best, howeve
An entertaining variation on the
methods usually employed for the col-
lection of subscriptions hns been in-
troduced by the acrobatic burgomas-
ter. or mayor, of Posen, Herr V\ ilms.
Meeting at an evening reception a rich
merchant who was not particularly
distinguished for his generosity to
good works, the burgomaster ap-
proached him with the rcninrk: "I
want you to give me $1,000 for our
town charities" With a gasp of as-
tonishment the merchant replied
time is used by some growers Leave
check rows to show the difference In
Clean cultivation is half the battle.
Cauliflower seed are still brought
You can stand on your head before from Denmark
you get any money out of me!" No intensive farming means more than
sooner were the words out of his double cropping
JOHN B. POLK & CO.
SUCCESSORS TO THE PIEDMONT DEPARTMENT STORE
A NEW FIRM AT THE OLD STAND
A complete line of Dry Goods, and Ladies' Furnishings, Boots,
Shoes, Hats, Caps, Tailor Made Clothing, and Gents' Specialties.
Groceries, always fresh, Confectionery and Cigars
I OK s\|.l o
liId ings c
• ti the land:
Call on or
•d. 1 1 37 North
mouth than, to his bewllderir
which was shared by the other guests
tn the crowded room—the burgomas
ter carefully placed his hands « n the
carpet, and, with the mayoral legs
gracefully elevated in the air, passed
!n an inverted attitude out of the
room Returning a moment later he
claimed his $1,000 fee for the perform-
ance The amased merchant Imme-
dlateljr ha„ded him a rh„ k for th,. and wind I. Ilk. Laving a fl.h out
Old, stale vegetables will hurt your
trade Feed them to the pigs, cows
The present day farmer Is a
cialist in the true sense of the word.
The legumes are especially strong
1n protein and therein lies their great j
Potatoes are continuing to absorb
quite a good deal of the trucker's at- j
Leaving plant root eiposed to the
)Ud of its
•S that it si
all be I
in fine shai
f 11 2, |
i ut ing |
icult v •
C. O. St.
() W I'll
i> feel assun
and the a
id it ion
■her yet to
w o a r
te certain will be
) ill 111 (
\< i n i
y apples on
SPEND HONEYMOON IN PRISON <"■ poultry.
The three Important leaf troubles of
cucumbers are powdery mildew,
downy mildew and anthracnose.
In applying manure with a spreader
It is put on uniformly, and all parts
of the field are equally benefited
It is seldom, If ewr, necessary to
inoculate land for alfalfa when it bns
been well enriched with manure
The United Kingdom Ret ms to be
able to produce more wheat from an
acre of land than any other country
If the melon vines are rusty pull
them up and burn them If only wilted
you may find a borer about the roots
Peas of the extra early sorts ax«
town thickly along the furroug In
rows two and a half to three feet
t£very farmer's garden should con-
tain all the good fruit and vegetables
that the soil and climate will grow.
They make up a great part of the
actual living, and they are the moat
A strange love drama was enacted
at Hamburg recently, where a sailor
and his sweetheart determined to
commit suicide owing to their mar-
riage b«*ng opposed by the girl's pa-
rent* With this object In view tho
couple went to a field outside the city
with two pistols, sat down opposite
one another, and each aimed at the
other's hearts. They fired simul-
taneously, but only succeeded 1n
wounding one another slightly Then
the police came up and arrested them
The lovers were tried and acquitted,
but the public prosecutor appealed
Meanwhile the lovers had overcome
their relatives' objections, and had he
come man and wife The second trial
nevertheless took place, and the
couple are spending their honeymoon
In Jail, for the man was sentenced to
s month's imprisonment for attempted
murder, and the woman to a fort.
night'i imprisonment for ths same of* t>„R)thful foods U*at can be eaten.
The De Lai/el Cream Seperator.
The best in the world
liririii in your cream and see it tested ri^ht here in the store
antee a square
quick with your Farm Produce,
every thing else. We pay the
We are out for business ant
deal all along the line.
JOHN B. POLK & CO.
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