The Herald-Sentinel. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 18, Ed. 1 Monday, February 3, 1919 Page: 3 of 4

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Iltfnday February,'3rd, it'll.
Let Your Check
Book Be Your
A checking account at the Farmers National Bank
is an aid to every man who wants to keep a personal ac-
count and know exactly where his money goes-
It shows cash on hand, a record of all cash paid oat
and to whom. It gives the holder a complete set of books
to check up personal expenses and is economical.
We will be glad to supply every one who opens a
checking account here with a neiat pocket eheck book.
Get one.
4 per cent interest paid on Savings.
The Farmer's National Bank
A Bank of Dependable Service
H. F. T0L1VER, President J. A. ROBINSON, Cashier
We are authorized by the Ford Motor
Co. to ,publish the following:
The policy of the Ford Motor Co. to
sell its cars for the lowest possible price,
consistent with dependable quality, is too
well known to require comment. Therefore
because of present conditions, there can be
no change in the prices on Ford Cars.
SEDAN $775
These prices F. 0. B. Detroit
With this assurance direct from the fac-
tory, there is now no need to delay order-
ing because of price. Cars are shipped to
us only on signed retail orders.
Washita Motor Company
In order to give better service to our dray line patrons, we
have established headquarters at the shoe shop on the north
side of the square, where calls for dray may be left. We have
three big wagons, with one special wagon for household good*,
and make such work a specialty. We guarantee care and
satisfaction. Our telephone is 78.
Cordell Dray Line
BOTCHLETT and DUGGINS, Proprietor*
N. E. Corner Square
Phone 47
Hiaheat oricea paid for all la«uea In any quantity.
Where partlea have purchaaed Liberty Bonda on Install-
ments and deaire to sell, we will pay off balance due thereon
and pay you full market difference In caah.
Cordell, Okla.
W. D. Mathews, commissioner of
aharltlea and corrections for four
years past, and recently re-elected,
faces lmpeaohment and Governor Wil-
lianms and the retiring board of af-
fairs are in for severe criticism as
i result of the exposure the past
week of the horrible conditions er-
Isting In the state Industrial home for
girls, northeast of the capitol about
two miles.
The home which has beeit running
only six months houses 105 inmates.
They all sleep six and eight in a room,
half are young women afflicted with
veneral distases and exlstant or ex-|
pectant babies, whose fathers are
mostly "somewhere in Prance." Theyl
range down to innocent babes, there!
because they are homeless. All live
Indiscriminately, the lot, clean andj
diseased, have two bath tubs, the old-'
*r ones act as medical attendants for
tha younger odes who are diseased,,
the most indescribably filthy condit-
ions exist, the younger children are
put at taBks beyond their strength,
zruel and inhuman punishments are
inflicted by Miss Flaherty, the matron
ind her "trusty" helpers. Clothing
consists of rags and few at that, food
is Insufficient, water sometimes miss-
ing entirely and all this was described
by Commissioner Mathews in his an-
nual report a few weeks ago as fol-
1. Efvcry girl who comes to the home
leertg a strong mora) foundation on which
'o build hor future life. Our methods of
nstructlon are modern and we aim to
teep In touch with the best and strongest
2. Our discipline Is strong and is so
administered that the girls co-operate
8. While the work Is going on we must
teach our girls the Joy and gladness that
:ome from labor well performed.
4. There Is very little corporal punish-
ment In the school.
5. No girls in our state are more com-
fortably clothed.
A committee of live senators is
investigating officially, and coinmis-
mlssioner Mathews seems likely to
lace impeachment for dereliction of
duty. Gov. Williams will be called
to testify to his part in the manage-
ment of the home.
Following the scandle over condi-
tions at the home, Sen. Snyder and
Rep. Robertson are fathering a bill
to create a general board of managers
over the entire group of penal insti-
The senate chloroformed the bill
amending the bone dry law. which
was introduced by Senator Harry B.
Cordell. The measure, which was In-
tended to make It unlawful to pos-
sess liquor, had caused several bitter
scraps In the upper house. Senator
Cordell moved the indefinite postpone-
ment of the bill.
The Houss.
The house bill creates two divisions
of the court, without Increasing tha
personnel, and provides for the ap-
pointment of law clerks and a referee
who are given duties and powers
which are designed to relieve mem-
bers of the court from much of the
routine and detail work which now
consumes a great portion of the timej
of the justices. Tha referee is em-
powered to hear motions in certain,
cases, advance causes for argument,
and perform much other purely detail;
work now done by the court Itself.
The house also passed finally Rep-
resentative Tom Right's bill for the.
establishment of the Oklahoma Mili-
tary Academy at Claremore In the
buildings formerly occupied as a pre-
paratory school. It carries an appro-
priation of $170,000 for maintenanle,
equipment and the construction of
additional housing facilities.
The bill providing a solution of the
ippellate court problem, and which la
laid to hare the approval of the mem-
>ara of the supreme court Haeif, was
passed Anally by the house. A slm-
lar measure already has paased the
The Senate.
A| . 'inn the managerial plan
;o the " uur ,i of county business is
proposed In a bill prepared by Sena-
tors 8. L. Johnson and E. M. Kerr,
rhlch was introduced In the senate.
Under the proposed plan, there
rould be only one county commla-
doner, who would be elected at large
n the county and who virtually would
be a county manager. He would de-
vote all of his time to the work.
There would be also an ex-offlcio
joard of which the commissioner
would be chairman and three other
Jlectlve county officers members.
The bill of Senator Fred K. Tucker
to repeal the state Income tax came
jut of commitee changed to reduce
the minimum tax from 2 per cent to
i flat tax of 12 mills on all incomes of
nore than $2,000.
When senate bill No. 10 was ad-
vanced to engrossment and third read-
ing it carried a provision which vir-
tually would bar trust companies
Tom acting as guardians In Okla-
homa, In that It limits the number of
guardianships any individual or com-
pany may control to flve. The bill
caused the sharpest light yet seen in
the senate this session and only was
advanced by a majority of one vote.
As originally Introduced by Senator
R. L. Knie, the bill would have opened
in unlimited field of guardianships
to trust companies.
The state examiner and inspector
would be clothed with authority to en-
force action against county officials
who misappropriate funds. In a bill
prepared by Senator E. M. Kerr for
introduction in the senate. The meas-
ure would give the examiner and
Inspector authority to request prose-
cutions from (he attorney general.
Under the present law only the gov-
ernor may direct the attorney general
to prosecute cases and the examiner
and inspector may take only a round
about method of getting action.
The senate resolution inenioraiii!-
Ing congress to take from the post-
master general his war time power of
regulating intrastate telephone rates
and service is now ready for the sig-
nature of Governor Robertson.
A bill Increasing the salary of the
secretary of the school land commis-
sion to $3,000 a year was passed
finally by the senate by a vote of
twenty-six to twelve. Governor Rob-
ertson signed Senate Bill No. 27 which
raises the salary of the secretary of
the governor to $3,000 a year, and
equalizes the salaries of all steno
grnphers in executive office by plac-
ing them upon a basis of $100 a month.
This is the first bill to be signed by
the governor.
F> L. J\ <T E~
New Suits
New Dresses
New Coats
Things To Eat!
A death blow at the sale or carry-
ing of concealed weapons in Oklaho-
ma is proposed In a bill introduced in
the house by Rep. Disney, of Musko-
gee county. It makeB carrying con-
cealed weapons of any character a
felony and provides a punishment of
a fine of not more than $100 and a
prison sentence of not more than one
year. It makes the sale, trading or
giving away of a weapon of any kind
such as pistols, knives of the savage
type, slung shots, loaded canes and
knucks, a misdemeanor and provides
a fine ranging from $500 to $1,000.
Representative Cheatham's bill,
which would grant amnesty to those
who were drafted or volunteered for
military service during the late world
war met overwhelming defeat In the
house. The question of dismissing
charges of a minor ijature pending
against men who answered the call to
arms, opponents of the measure as-
serted, should be left In the discretion
of the officers of the county in which
the man resides. General amnesty, It
was charged, may be abused.
The members of the house went to
Norman in a body to Inspect the State
University and the Insane asylum.
Shortly after the house adopted in
committee of the whole the bill by
Representative Right, providing for
creation of the Oklahoma Military
Academy in the buildings formerly
occupied by the University Prepar-
atory school at Claremore, a bill was
introduced in the house by Represent-
atives Elder, Harrison and Nesbitt,
and Senators Hall and Clark, provid-
ing for the re-creation of the prepar-
atory school at Tonkawa out of money
that has accrued to the credit of the
institution from the new college land
•anats Committees.
dM T. Omnium.
Sainton Bill and Woo.) war. addad U Uw Ma-
lta oommittM oil haalth. Senator Coyna waa tdd«
to tha comninaa on urlcuttura
Puffy. CoWaa. Nodcaa. 1<*J Scott, Bobartaon
Naff. CaaipbaU. Woodward. AHara, Stafaoaa.
Stoma. Kmhait. Wlanmyar. Maboa. Campball ao4
Staraoion. Cailuma, WlUlama. ' Oodam. Hanta
Bwlnf. Akara.
Maaafaaturara aa< Cotmtm.
riUiarild (Kiowa). BunkmNh. _Wabb. BUI
(frail). Portwood. Ptillllpa. Stakaa. Thotuia. WlM-
■ayar. Oiaitaad ,
Nlaaa "* Hiatal.
Smith (Plttitail*). Hfcdaaa Br ink worth. gmtth
(Plttiburf), Bob , ftoBlna. Mohon
Para fu4, Naalth and Druia.
ltnhertaon. Waodward. SWUi (Bi>an). Cwnlnn
Bemlna. Piatt. Ittiaola. Hill (Ellla).
Caattftutlaaal AaaatfuiaMa.
Buth. Ttoaf, WlUlama. Kantan. Uabow. Akara.
McNabh, Hill (ElllaI. Back
J. B. Smith 'Slran*. 8. C-Cummln««. TOUImw,
Romtne, Woodward, Sue*. Klmam, Staffao. II-
Clarltki all Cofraatlaaa.
Hill (Cralal. Alma. Ballard. Olll. Oault, Trim.
Ma. Glaaco. Campball, Bldar.
•lata •#< Sahaol Ltrt.
Paaraon, Poitwood. Bar. O'Neill, Tlcar. Barter,
Nicholson, Atari, Ballard. Oraraa, Coorar. Craa*
W'°r' PuMlo BulMlaii.
Hay. Paaraon. Wo!. Rbajr, Podium. Johnaon. Wll-
Uama. Trlmhla. Thumai. Stokea, Smith (Pltt bur )L
Bomine. Oram. Kldar. Halagr. Ha Ham. Hoorar,
Latin. IHalai an! Dltahaa.
Nlcholaon. Bobo. Ambler. Taylor. Webb, T!aa .
Neabttt, Swaba. Hill (ElUal.
Caatmalaaal and RidMrtotlaf.
Naff. Webb. Barry, BhMten. Bunarfleld, Craw-
ford Dortaon, Duffy. Pltaierald ,
Oraraa, «oo er, Jahnaao. Mi |U (Craek). O'Nalll,
PhllUpa. Portwood, Stonna. hcokaa, Maban, Hallara.
Cailtol BalUlat.
Smith (Bryan), Trimble. Wehb.
Thft'itaa. Waodau", Horn at ark. Jaek«n. Oraaa.
C*°"r' Laker and Arbitral lea.
Brlnkworth. Tom Smith. BntterteH, Boho. StOTtfl.
Neff. Sterenaon. Morgan (Creak). Tlcar. Colluma.
And New Georgette Blouses Also a nice assort-
ment of New Silks for Dresses, Skirts, Suits, Blouses,
Kimonas and other dress accessories, And Folks,
we have marked this new goods all very low in
price. We want you to come in and look at the new
things whether you buy or not. We are having a
nice business in the Ready-to-Wear Department
and if you haven't been to look, you'd better come.
We are closing out all winter merchandise at away
below cost. We don't want to carry them over.
NlohoSon. Julmson. Urarri. Pbllllpa. Harrey. Thrlak.
laltlatlra and Befareaduni.
T. A. Parklnaou. Tlcer. Tay. Morgan
Piatt, Cummlngi. Wefcb. Buttertleld. Grant. Thrlak.
T*y!*T' Canary ul TewaiMl Barer.meat.
Webb. ParMnaon. H™ rer. Hornlwk, Sterenaan,
Crawfeed. Aketa. Webb. Ambler.
Clothier, Bedbun.^te^,
rollum. Ballard. Webb. Wheeler. Trimble. Hallya.
?.<^ .« Judicial aad Eaaoulln Driartieeata.
"w5d«%!tlJ«fridV «., Hodia. Har-
^ cSfaad Aaikalt Land.
Blddlaon. Brlnkworth Barker. Webb. Seatt. Wilt.
wSiS*. narld, S
Dob it ay. Harrison, Morgan JMaytsK r"mmln|«.
■wtgei. IWaney, Crawford, Knight. Swing, Harrey.
Stokea, Webb, ThomM* Went, Baom. Bidet, Am-
W" Batre.ahmaaC
B«k«. BoIki, Webb. ™«the«. ?"*<■ R°bwU<*'
Trimble, Klmerrr, Hill (Kills).
Red Mound, Econtuchka, Wolf and
Konawa townships In Seminole coun-
ty have Just voted bonds for road Im-
provements. The largest issue pro
posed was in Econtuchka township,
which carried a *50,000 proposal by a
vote of 323 to 9.
Oklahoma has more winter wheat
planted than airy state In the union
except Kansas and Missouri, accord-
ing to statistics issued by the United
States chamber of commerce. The
report states that the condition o!
winter wheat throughout the country
Is unusually good. Forty million acres
are now planted, the report says,
which is about 17% per cent more
than the acreage growing at this time
last year. It is everywhere declared
to be well rooted, with an abundance
of moisture in the soil.
That's our business—The Beacon
Barn paints at the right price. Cor-
dell Paint Shop.
Now that the world has been made
feafe for democracy, some of the small
nations are beginning to look upon
Clemenceau as an autocrat.
Sometimes it looks like the people
of this town will take no interest in
: housing us until we disguise ourselves
as an oil operator.
Lee Goodwin was over from Dill j
Friday on business.
December. 31, 1918.
Percey, Yonne.
Mr. Ernest Hatchell, Cordell, Okiia.
Dear friend: —This evening, I'm sit-
ting around a fire, and I've Just got
through reading a Cordell Beacon. It
reminded me of good old Cordell and
I thought I would write you a few
lines. There has been many a day
that I've wished for my old Job In the
butch shop. I was one of the lucky
ones that made the hill on high. I'm
still in the game and I never got
scratch. We were on the front lines
twenty-one days. We drove the
"Boche" from the village St. Etienne
to the Alsne river covering thirteen
miles in all. Our regiment did very
good work. Out of twenty-one days
fighting we lost only one hundred and
forty men. I haven't seen any Cordell
boys over here with the exception of
those in the company. The reason I've
never seen any of them; the division
was attached to the French Fourth
Army Corps, and we never fought
any on an American sector. All of
our.fighting was on a French sector,
the Champagne front. We were re-
lieved on the line by the French and
were sent back for a ten days rest.
We were then attached to the First
American Army Corps and started for
the Verdun front, when the great day
arrived, November 11. Then the fa-
mous hike started, the one that sep-
arated the boys from the men. We
hiked ten days, with all our clothing,
bedding and equipment on our backs.
Those were worried days and we were
certainly glad when the days of the
machine gun bullets and "G. I. Cans"
were over. We are now billlted on a
Chateau at Percey. It is about one
hundred miles south-east of Paris,
and it is sure a lonely place. There
are plenty of mademoiselles here but
we don't have much luck with them,
because we cannot "parley vous
France." We do know when they say
ys, or no, or thank you, but that's
about all. Candy and chocolates are
high as the dickens. Not only that
but they are as scarce as they are
high. If we ever get around an Amer-
ican Comissary we can get stuff cheap,
cheaper than we could get it in Amer-
ica. Take Camels for instance, we can
get them for 7 1-2 cents a package,
Fatlmas 8 cents and Omars 9 cents.
While we were in a rest camp we went
to a French village to get a little
lunch. They were just two of us went
along and on the way back we stopped
by the road side and ate the whole
business. It consisted of cakes, choc-
olates and jam. We figured up how
much it had cost us and it was only
$16.50 In American money. France is
a good country and all that but give
tile. We keep It neat and clean and
we have the name of having the neat-
est and cleanest billets in the com-
pany. We have a stove and it keeps
the billets warm and dry all of the
time. It rains sl^ day's a week and
all day Sunday. We haven't had any
snow or real cold weather. It tried to
snow on Christmas but it melted as
soon as it touched the ground, We
are drilling again, five hours a day,
same old squads east and west. We
get Saturday afternoons and Sundays
off but we have no place to go. Some
of the boys are getting furloughs. If
nothing happens I'm going to get one
next month and visit the southern
part of France. We can go to any
place in France except Paris and that
is the place I'd rather go than ary-
where else. I'd sure like to have some
of the hot cakes, ham and eggs that I
used to get at your place. The first,
last, and only time I've had hot cakes
in France was in a captured town.
The "Boche" had left some stoves and
flour behind and some of the boys and
I got together and had a big batch of
hot cakes. We settled down and had
things pretty good for one night but
the Boches put over some "G. I. Cans"
and we had to vacate. We've only
been over here five months. We
the U. S. July 31, and dodged
submarines, thirteen days. We fi-
nally landed at Brest. We came or*r
on a fine big ship but she bucked Ilk*-
a steer- When we move apy
they take us to the railroad and drive
us in to box cars like cattle. They
put forty men in a car and the can
are about the size of a .large peeking
case. Each car is marked 40 Hommea.
or 8 Cheveaux. , Translated Into
American it means 40 men or 8 horse*
The best friend a soldier has an. ti*
front are the pick and shovel and •
loaf of punk. We might throw ai
our equipment but we sure hold oa
to the pick, shovel and the punk.
I'm feeling fine and I'm fat as a
hog. They have plenty ot chow aad
clothes. Tell Brown and Pope bell*
for me, and anybody else I know that
you see, tell them that I'm still In tk
game. Do you know where John Bo-
lens is now? The boys are telling a
many lies that I will, have to .Jqto
them so I'll close! I hope these Um
lines will find you In good health aad
I wish you every success and pros-
perity in your business and a hapiv
New Year, I remain,
Fred, of the fighting 36th.
Id •
or it in
| me the D. S. They have the finest
Our observation is that it takes a j roads in the world and very rich farm-
lot of advertising, as well as a couple, ing land but I know a place I d rather
of calf-eyes, to make a good movie be than here. Well, Ernest I might
actress. ! as well tell you about our Home j
I Sweet Home. It is in an old stone
And as a general thing It is very | barn There are e(ght stalls and two
difficult tor . ..enogr.pher .to ^ ^ ^ ^ „e
","1 *"• i .v«d■-« h
While you are able to work and earn money why
can't you put some of it in the bank?
You can open a bank account with a little money
and you can add little sums that you are now fiddling
away, until some day you'll find it has grown into a big
?um, and it will work for you in your old age.
We add 4 per cent interest.
State National Bank
W. f. Taylor, President I. L hull, Cashier

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