The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 36, Ed. 1 Friday, April 8, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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NEW STATE NOTES.
Jackson County wiil Boon begin the i
erection of n $100,000 court house.
Hock Island freight train No. 03 was
held up iieud Knid by unknown parties.
PROHIBITION CASE BEGINS
HEARING OF OKLAHOMA SUITS
IN SUPREME COURT STARTS
ISSUING OF INJUNCTION TO BE KESTHKINEQ
The bank of Pittsburg has been ,
granted a charter, capital stock at j
The Hominy gac company was or j
ganized at Hominy with a capital J
stock of $100,000.
The Oklahoma City and Suburban j
Hallway company's charter has been
amended iu Guthrie, increasing Its]
capital stock from $250,000 to $400,-
Tsa kah Keah, the largest Indian ot
the Osage tribe, died at Pawhuska
last week aged 6f> years. He was six
feet, five Inches tall and weighed
nearly 500 pounds.
Charging that the Harrah State
Hank has converted $3,500 to the
bank's own use School District num-
ber 70, has instituted suit in tlie sup-
rior court for recovery of that sum.
A new s'ate bank at Sapulpa, the
Sapulpa State bank, capital stock
$60,000 has been authorized by Bank
Commissioner A M. Young. The or-
ganizers are 11 C McCauley, of W eb-
ber Kails, and associates.
Interesting Items of the New State Told
In a Few Words For Our Busy Readers
The following annual meetings of
County Farmers' Institute have been
announced Chandler, April 25; Bris-
tow, April 26, Nowata, April 28; Ant-
lers, May 14. and Stillwater, May 19.
Eight buildings, occuplng an entire
business block on Vain street at Car-
negie were destroyed by fire originat-
ing in a restaurant. The loss probably
Is $20,000, with insurance halt that
A special car has been engaged
through to New York from McAles-
ter for twenty Italian miners who
are going to Italy on a visit during
ihe mine strike, Perhaps as many as
a hundred will go from this section.
The city council of McAlester pas-
sed an ordinance permitting fishing
in lake Talawanda, the city's source
of water supply The state board of
health has declared the ordinance a
nusiance and has forbidden the is-
suance of permits to fish in the basin.
James Briggs, aged i-sO, a farmer liv-
ing near Durant was found dead in
his field His wife had become alarm-
ed at his non-appearance and found
his body after a long search He bad
been kicked over the heait by a mule
he was driving.
Cal Allard, formerly secretary ot
the commercial club at Chickasha,
has become managing editor of the
State Capital, succeeding Claude S.
Burr, appointed special agent of the
department of commerce and labor in
securing Indian statistics.
The Waynoka State bank at Way
noka, Okla., capitalized at $10,000 has
signified Us intention of nationalizing.
The institution is owned by J. A.
Stein and associates of Alva, who
also control the First National bank
Citizens of Bear Creek township, Go
gan county, have petitioned the cor-
poration commission to require tlie
Fort Smith it Western Railway com-
pany to erect a depot half way be-
tween Guthrie and Meridian, twelve
A temporary restraining order has
been granted in the district court at
Muskogee prohibiting State Auditor
M. K. 'frapp, acting as secretary ot
the state board of appraisers, Coun-
ty Clerk W. E. Hooper, Sheriff Wise-
ner and County Treasurer Rogers
l'roui collecting taxes on the lands ot
nearly 600 Cherokees
The Anadarko Daily Democrat,
owned by A. S. Roberts, the publish-
er, for the past two years, has been
leased to Judge B. I holding, coun-
ty Judge, and Mis. Lillian M. Roberts
Mrs. Roberts will have editorial
charge of the paper. She has been
connected with the Democrat at van
ous times for the past six years.
The promise to be "home on time"
teems to be the burden of all mes-
sage* from George Palmer, Oklahoma
ity's long distance walker, who is now
headed for New York, after rea lilng
San Francisco. The latest is a dis
patch received from Salt Lake City,
stating that he had been tramping
through rain and mud for the past
week but was up to schedule.
Application. Filed on Behalf of State
of Oklahoma by Senator Bailey,
and State Enforcement At
Washington. The supreme court
Monday heard arguments on an ap-
plication for writs of prohibition to
restrain Federal Judges Campbell
and Cotteral of Oklahoma from Issu-
ing injunctions against the enforce-
ment of the prohibition laws of that
state. The application was filed on
behalf of the state of Oklahoma by
Senator Bailey and F. S. Caldwell,
the prohibition enforcement attor-
ney. It sets forth that tne effect
of Injunctions is to prohibit the state
from invoking the power of its own
courts for the purpose of judicially
determining the status of liquor
brought into Oklahoma through in-
terstate commerce prior to the time
that the police power applies as pro-
vided by the Wilson act.
The argument was opened by Mr.
Caldwell who contended that the in-
junction proceedings before the fed-
eral judges were intended to control
the official conduct of certain state
officers and are therefore In effect
suits against the state in violation of
the eleventh amendment to the con-
Lawrence Maxwell, of Cincinnati,
representing ihe National Liquor
Dealers association, began his argu-
ment a few minutes be fore the court
adjourned for the day and will re-
sume Tuesday. He argued that the
shippers of liquor have sought relief
on the injunction suits against inter-
ference of interstate commerce in
course of transit.
The hearing will c'oso Tuesday on
behalf of Oklahoma with an argu-
ment by Senator Bailey. If success-
ful it will be the second writ of pro-
hibition ever issued in the history
of the supreme court of the I'nited
Railroad Hearing April 15
Guthrie, Okla. Judge J. H. Cotter-
nl of the federal court, has set April
15 as the date for hearing the rail-
road tax cases brought by the Frisco
and Santa Fe the last of the week.
Ice Plant at Altus
Altus, Okla. The People's Ice com-
pany of Altus has been organized
with a capital stock of $20,000, and
L. K. Jones, who is looking after the
management, has leased the Snyder
Ice and Storage company's plant, and
will use the same supplying the Al-
tus storage room until the new plant
here can be completed, which prob-
ably will not be later than July 1.
Delaware in Commission
Norfolk, Va The Delaware, the
first of the 20,000-ton battleships to
be completed for the Vnited States
navy was placed in commission here
Million Dollar Fire at Omaha
Omaha, Neb. Fire in the Nye,
Schneider & Fowler Co.'s grain ele-
vators al midnight destroyed over a
million dollars worth of property.
Cannon to Speak at Tulsa
Tulsa, Okla. Speaker Joseph Can-
non lias accepted an invitation to
speak at the Chautauqua which will
be held here early In July. It will
be his first appearance in this sec-
tion of the state.
CROP PROSPECTS ARE GOOD. 1 GOV. CALLS SPECIAL ELECTION.
Board of Agriculture Makes Report
on Conditio- For March.
Guthrie, Okla.,—The Oklahoma state .
board of agriculture finds from the J
reports of 320 crop correspondents, j
covering seventy-two of the seventy-)
six counties of the state, that on
March 25, 1910, the growing condition ;
of winter wheat for the state was j
92.5 per cent, compared with 91,8 per
cent for last month and with 78.7 per i
cent for March 25, 1909. The reports
indicate that only a small percentage j
of the acreage sown to winter wheat
will be abandoned this spring on ac- I
count of injury occasioned by winter i
killing, dry weather, late sowing and |
heavy pasturing, sixty-two of the
seventy-two counties reporting "none I
at all," while thirteen counties, prin-
cipally within the ar_.i known as the
"wheat belt" report damage by freez- [
ing during January and February and
some from late sowing and continued
dry weather. The maximum damage
is reported from Grant county, one ,
of the leading wheat counties, where
much wheat was sown late and where j
lack of rain is reported. The amount |
of abandoned acreage in this county
Is indicated at 8 per cent on a total
of 229,609 acres. Kay county reports j
4 per cent damage,. Dewey 3 per
cent, while eleven other counties re- j
port damage running from 1 to 2 per j
cent. No damage whatever is report- j
ed to growing crops by insects. The j
presence of chinch bugs is reported
from Grant and Kay counties on corn j
stalks that have since been burned. 1
Reports made prior to Marc.i 25 are
unanimous in declaring that the past
month lias afforded the most favor-
able growing weather for March that ;
has been known in several years,
there being but little wind and many
exceedingly warm days for the season
| of the year. Reports indicate that tne
j season is from three to four weeks
earlier than common with all farm
work well advanced.
The acreage of spring sown oats
j shows a total increase for the state
j over the acreage of last year of 36.2
I per cent, every county of the seventy-
| two reporting, except Nowata and
; Delaware, showing an increase. The
| growing condition of this crop
given as 88 per cent at ihe time of
the re)>ort. Washington county heads
the list of increased acreage with 250
j per cent. Rogers county next witth 210
per cent. Rogers county next with 210
! port over 200 per cent of last year's
I acreage. The condition of 88 per cent
this year on growing condition is com-
J pared with 68.5 per cent on March
Will Vote on State Capital and Ar-
ticle IX, June 11.
Guthrie, Okla.—Governor Haskell j
has issued a proclamation setting
June 11 as the date for special state
elections under the initiative and
referendum, on the Oklahoma City
state capital location bill and the
amendment to Article 9 of the con-
stitution to encourage railroads build-
ing in Oklahoma the first initiated
elections in Oklahoma.
The bill relative to the state capi-
tal was originated by business men of
Oklahoma City, and initiated by
27,675 petitioners and proposes in brief
to locate the capital of Oklahoma. It
Incorporates the better features of
Senator Russell's New Jerusalem
plan and is in many respects but a
modified and more practical form of
Senator Russell's idea. Oklahoma
City, Guthrie and Shawnee are can-
didates for the capital site under the
The proposed amendment to Article
9 of the constitution, allows railrojd
svstems to build branches, extsn-
Paint Lick Lady
For the Great Benefit That Cardui,
the Woman's Tonic, Was to
Her When Sick
Paint Lick, Ky.—"I suffered so much
from womanly trouble," writes Mrs.
Mary Freeman, of Paint Lick, Ky.,
"before I commenced to take Cardui.
"I was so weak from it, that I was
down on my back nearly all the time.
"I have taken three bottles of Cardui
and It has done me more good than
any medicine I ever took in my life.
"I can't possibly praise it too highly.
It has done so much for me and I will
do all I can to help you for I think it
Is the only medicine on earth that will
cure female troubles."
You need not be afraid to try Cardui,
for in doing so you are making no new
experiment In drug dosing or in tablets
of concentrated mineral ingredients.
Cardui as a medicine, as a tonic for
weak, tired, worn-out women, is time-
tested, safe, reliable. It has helped
others and should certainly help you.
Composed of gentle-acting, herb in-
gredients, its action is mild and nat-
ural and It has no bad after-effects, as
have many of the powerful drugs,
N. D.—Write toi Ladle*' Advisory
Dept., Chattanooga Medlf-lne Co., Chat*
tanooga. Tron., for Special Instructions,
and 64-page book, "Home Treatment for
Women," sent In plain wrapper, on re-
A HOT ONE ON HER.
Will Test Capitol Election
Guthrie. Aroused by the action of
j Governor Haskell in issuing a proc-
lamation calling a special election
j for June 11 to vote on the state cap-
| i'.ol location proposition, the Guthrie
chamber of commerce has appointed
i a committee of seven to take the
necessary steps to bring the matter
before the supreme court for an
j opinion as to the legality of the 'pro-
j posed election.
Robbers Blow Safe at Garvin
Garvin, Okla. Robbers blew the
safe in the Frisco depot here and
escaped with about $6 in cash. t'ho
safe was wrecked. It is believed that
| the robbers contemplated entering
the Bank of Garvin also, as that in-
I stitutioii had received a large ship-
ment of money that day, but they
| probably were frightened away.
GILES W. FARRIS
Mangum Star Editor Who is a Can-
didate for the Democratic Nom-
ination for State Printer
! si oils, etc., to acquire to other lines i
in the state, or to consolidate for-
: eign and domestic lines, exempts rail- j
| roads from such burdens and require-
ments as general offices in the state, J
i and otherwise is intended to encour-
| age railroad building.
WILL INSPECT MIDLAND VALLEY
Corporation Commission to Inquire
About Two Cent Exemption.
Muskogee, Okla.—The corporation
! commission of Oklahoma has begun
] an Inspection of the Midland Valley ]
! railroad. It will travel over all the
( mileage the road has in the state
I for the purpose of ascertaining the ,
condition of the line relative to ser-
! vice to shippers and passengers. In-
! cidentally the dipping vates of the
line used for dipping Texas cattle,
j and certain applications for new sta-
! tions will be investigated so that the
j commission may act with greater in-
| The oommission will also find out 1
! whether or not the Midland is in a
position to further claim exemption
■ from the two-cent fare law on the
• grounds that it is a new road and
not able to maintain the lower rate.
This road secured the advantages of
i exemption from the two-cent fare rata
at the beginning of statehood.
Dozen Injured in Laundry Explosion
Chicago.—A dozen girls were injur-
ed, several of whom are expected to
die, iti an explosion at the Central J
Steam laundry early Monday morn- J
Regents Meet April 28
Guthrie, Okla. The board of re-
gents for normal schools will hold a
meeting here on April 28 to select
| teachers for the various schools for
the coming year. \ large number of
applications for places have already
| been received.
Improvements at Haileyvlle
Haileyville, Okla. The new $6,000
city hall has been completed and the
furnishings are now being placed. It
is modern throughout. Among the
other improvements in Haileyville Is
Ihe extension of the McAlester in-
terurban line down Main street. The
surveying crew has been here the
past week, and active construction
work will commence wthln a few
days Haileyville expects to spend
considerable money on street im-
provements during the summer.
Destructive Fire at Foss.
Foss, Okla.—Fire starting in the I
rear of a poultry house destroyed one j
square block in the business center i
of the town of Foss Wednesday
night. The heaviest losers were the
Foss Mercantile company, a pool
hall, two restaurants, R. A. Kling's
grocery, a produce house, a bakery, ]
a barber shop, blacksmith shop, and
three residences. The losi is about
$50,000. The town had no tire pro-
tection, although $10,000 worth of
bomls had been voted for water
Midland Valley Erects Cauldron
Muskogee, Okla At its general
6hops in this city, the Midland Vat-
land Valley railroad has erected a
great cauldron In which it is prepar-
ing an arsenic dip which is to be
used in all of Its dipping vatr, for
Texas cattle shipped to the Creek
and Osage nations for grazing. The
cauldron holds 7.000 gallons and hun-
dreds of thousands of gallons of the
poisonous mixture will be made here
The dip Is put in barrels and ship
ped to the unloading stations
Election to Create New County
Guthrie. Okla.—A proclamation
calling an election to create a new
county to be named Swanson,
to be carved out of portions of the
existent Comanche and Kiowa coun-
ties, has been issued by Governor
Haskell. Primaries for county officers
were set for April 9. and May 2 for
a general election. The issuing
of the proclamation will end the
second hard fight over a new county
to be taken from the south half of
Kiowa and west edge of Comanche.
Pittsburg Bank Chartered
Guthrie, Okla, The Bank of Pitts-
burg. Pittsburg county, has been
grunted a charter. It has a capital
stock of $10,000.
Tillotson May Get Appointment
Guthrie, Okla.—It Is stated that J,
A. Tillotson of Nowata, a member
of the first and second legislatures,
will be appointed Judge of the court
of criminal appeals to succeed Jus-
tice Thomas II. Owen of Muskogee,
whose resignation becomes effective
Mrs. Waunta Coyne—The parrot
talks all the time.
Mr. Coyne—Yes, but he never asks
Money and expense arc not essential to
artistic hollies and attractive rooms. One
dollar and titty cents' worth ot' material
will completely transform .i crude, inar-
tistic room into a graceful, dainty apart-
Really it is good taste and skill that
makes the home homelike. That dainty
touch is worth twice as much as money.
Wall paper is expensive- it costs money
to buy it. to hang it and again to re-
move it. With the u^e of the alabastined
wall there is only the slight cost of the
material—any one can brush it on—and it
is not necessary to wash it off the wall
when a fresh coat is required.
It is very easy to mix, very simple to
npply, but the results are simply beauti-
ful. A whole house can be done at just
a little more than the cost of a single
room when ordinary materials are used.
And this is true, that now that we have
so much better materials for Use in the
decoration of our homes, that wall paper,
common kalsomine and paint are now as
much out of date as the old time white-
wash, tallow candles and rough hewn
floors. Mere money is no longer an es-
sential in good housefurnishing in artistic
The new materials and labor-saving ma-
chines are most welcome to us all and
every thoughtful woman, every woman
who cares for her home, is quick to utilize
National Tuberculosis Sunday.
Present indications point to a gen-
eral observance of National Tuber-
culosis Sunday in more than 200,000
churches of the country on April 24.
Reports from heads of local anti-tuber-
culosis associations, health officers,
pastors, mayors, governors, and nu-
merous interdenominational bodies
show much enthusiasm over the
movement. The National Association
for the Study and Prevention of Tu-
berculin is has prepared nil outline for
a tuberculosis sermon for use on
April 21, which will be sent free of
charge to any clergyman applying at
105 Fast Twenty-second street, New
j York. Thousands of these outlines
are being sent out weekly to all parts
of the country.
Prominent churchmen, including
bishops and heads of all the lending
denominations, have expressed their
approval of the movement.
Wrong View of Marriage.
"There would he less divorce," said
ex-Gov. Pennypacker, "if there were
fewer men like William W'indle.
"William Wlndle embarked on an ex-
cursion steamer for Point Breeze, and
a few miles out, as he paced the upper
deck and drank in the bracing ozone,
he spied his friend Jackson,
" 'Why, Jackson, how are ye?' he ex-
claimed. 'Are ye out for pleasure, or
Is yer wife along?' "
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