Claremore Messenger. (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, December 11, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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CLAREMORE ROGERS COUNTY. OKLAHOMA DBCBMBBft 11. 1 14.
Only Two Weeks
IDo not wait till the last day, but
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We are showing thousands of sensible articles suitable for your gifts
Ladies' and Misses' Kid Gloves, Men and Women's Neckwear,
Linen Collars and Cuffs, Fancy Hair Pins, Combs and Barretts,
Ladies' and Men's Silk Hose, black and colors.
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Ladies' and Men's Plain Linen H. S. Handkerchiefs 10c, 15c.
25c and 50c. '
Also Initial Handkerchiefs 10,15 and 25c.
Silk or Wool Dress Patterns.
Silk Waist Specials $1.50 and 2.50.
Remember our cut price sale of Ladies* Suits and Furs is now going on.
Buy one of these lor a Christmas gift and save nearly half price.
Walker's Dept. Store Company
The Store that Saves You Money
11IE BASER TRIAL
SLA VCR OP SO FLANK ON TRIAt*.
FINE POINTC MOSTLY.
Pefense Attorneys Baaing Their Caaa
On Taehnlcal and Minor Point*.
received here through newspapers,
From a clear cut caaa of murder
they hare succeeded lu muddling the
iaaue and in getting second-hand tes-
(Umonjr enough to make U look very
much the beat the atate can hope for
la a hung jury. Malloy is strong on
a plea aa la also flint Moos of the
defenae. so the final outcome of the
caaa will be watched with interest.
LONE LM ITEMS
Mr. Oene Haverfleld has moved
hie oil rig to Section 18-21-16. on
Judge Baasmann's place.
Fraak Church and.A. F. Mood have
have moved their oil rig on the
Jsases Brown allottment In Section
« The Kiatler rig In Section 7-21-16
la atll Idle.
I understand the Caney River Ol
a ad Oaa Co. have taken all the
leases they can get In Lone Elm
The fanners and dairymen In and
area ad Claremore would greatly ap-
proelate a factory U our Commercial
Club eouM secure one for Claremore.
I uadertaaad that the Board of Ed-
usatlos which has charge of the ap-
propriations lor our State Prepara-
tory School are In favor of giving to
the achool ample fuada for making
MMaial ImpreveaMnts and building
• baaatlM park near tia Prepara-
tory School, which will bo an orna-
1 and a public convenience to the
of Claremore aa well aa thoae
Who may vlett our city for the bene-
flta they may derive from our Ra-
I have a latter from our State Sen-
ator, W. A. Chaae, In which he states
he is in favor of an ample appropria-
tion for our Preparatory school. He
also is in favor of amending the
drainage law to allow the cltlcens the
right to a vote. 8o the people can
see that Mr. W. A. Chase, our State
Senator la a friend to Claremore
State School.. Alao la against the
drainage law and thinks It Bhouid
be amended, bo I hope every citi-
sen Interested In the upbuilding of
the School and the amending of the
drainage law will write to Mr. W.
A. Chaae, our State Senator, their
approval of hla acta in these import-
ant matters which sro of great In-
terest, especially to the people who
are affected by the drainage law ia
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC.
We wlah to annouace to the pub-
l Be that no bills on Verdigris town-
ahip will be paid unleas O. K.'d by
the townahlp board, and thua thin
running up of ao many little accounts
will bo stopped.
John Faster, Trustee.
Myrl Williams, Clerk.
MAY BUILD PIPE LINE STATION
AT NO WAT/'.
) The latest repport from Tulsa on
l Inola Pipe Line Company's pro-
ject for an eight Inch line from Cush-
, itg to Chanute states that all of the
| arranngements have been completed
and the line will be built. The new
line with Its branches will cover
practically all of the Oklahoma field.
It ia etated that a pumping station
will be located in this city.
The line will cost tl.too.ooo will
have a dally capacity of 20.000 barrela
crude which has already been con-
tracted. The purpose of the new line
la to furnish oil to the Independent
refineries at Tulsa, Chelsta, Coffey
villa. Caney, Noltase, Independence,
Krie and Chanute.
The rates for transporting oil
through the new line will be 10 cents
n barrel to Tulsa, lb cents to Cofrey
▼Hie and Independence and 17 1-2
cent* to Chanute or about one-half
the railway rata.
The Inola Pipe Line Company al
read haa a line from tho Inola pool
to Tulsa. All the money for the pro-
poaed new line haa been raised.—
J. P. Shank will hold a public
•ale on his farm 1 1-2 miles east
and 1 mile south of Claremore,
Okla, and 1-2 mile weat of Coker
Springs on Tuesday, Dec.-15,1914,
commencing at 1 p. m. sharp. It
ia a general sale of Horses, Cows,
Hon Implements, etc. See hills.
OIFFINO VAT CLOSSD.
The dipping vat at Claremore is on
a vacation. This comes about through
• row between the two railroads
crossiag here. The vst is on the
Iron Mountain road, while moat of the
bualneaa is oa the Frisco. The two
mads have been unable to get to
gether oa charges, the Frisco being
unwilling to pay the amouat sal
of them for a witching cars from their
tracks to the vat, while tha Iron
Mountain refuses to take less. It ia
• matter of little concern to the
Frisco aa they have a vat at Bagga
and do tho dipping there la that way
avoid! ag aay a witching. The govern-
■Mat will not keep a man here for
Juat what bualneaa the Iron Mountain
•haa. ao the vat ia clooed, tha buaineea
soee elewhere and the dolae la in a
h of a ahape. Tho corporation com-
mlaeioa, tho board of agriculture and
M neoeesary the tick laapectora are to
bo called oa for relief.
Tho oil Wales on tho Iron Moun-
tain are to bo taken off., aad tho
•mm midnight tralna reatered. This
arrangement la appreciated In Clare-
aero aa M will leave the two day
Uiiaa aatil after tha holidays.
fbe trial of W. J Baber *at Tulsa
for the murder of Ed Plank laat sum-
mer continues and is in the main a
fight between lawyera about the dif-
ference in gunshot wounds, .and such,
and the point as to who killed Ed
Plank seems to have been lost in
The case was called in the Super-
ior Court Friday, November 27, be-
fore Judge Breckenrldge. The pros-
ecution is repreeented by County At-
torney Pat Malloy assisted by Ed
t^rossland, U .8. district attorney
Linebaugh and Roy Hoffman, who Is
letained by private individuals.
The work of selecting a Jury was
begun at once. Several venires were
made, and the work of selection
lasted until Tuesday, when the twelve
men hud been picked. The Jury is
composed of eleven farmers and ono
Tho present trial of Baber la for
tho murder of Ed Plank, and be Is
under $20,000 bond for Davidson's
murder. If the law allows him to
defeat Justice in this case, there will
he but small chance of convicting
bim on the other. The proaecutlon
introduced testimony during the bal
•nee of laat week and rested. The
various witnessea testified to the
fact that Plank was a hot in the left
arm at the door, and after he walked
away from the bouse, Baber came
out and ahot him in the back, which
shot killed him instantly. Or. Irvin
who examined him after death, tes-
tified that the shot In the back killed
him instantly, and that he could not
have walked away after receiving
Other witnesses testified to the
fact that Baber ia now under a pen-
itentiary aentence, and that Plank
and Davldaon'a testimony convicted
him. The atate is attempting to
prove that the murder was a pre
meditated and deliberate affair plan
ned by Baber to avenge himself and
other bootleggers for the way the
marshals were enforcing the law
Dr. Irvin came up from Tulsa Fri-
day, and the body of Mr. Plank was
taken from the grave and a post mor-
tem held. He was sssisted by Bra.
Means and Anderson, of Claremori
and J. Herbert Moore. The state
had closed its case, and the Judge
has sofar refused to permit him to
testify as to what he found. Drs.
Menus aud Anderson have been sub-
poenaed, and will probably be used
The attorneys for the defense. Moss
and Martin, of Tulsa, began putting
their witnesses on Monday.
pne was a physician of Tulaa, who
qualified as an expert. He aworo that
a man could walk 250 feet with his
back bone ahot in two, or, as the
wound was described by Dr. Irvin.
The most of the week has been tak-
en up by the lawyers Jsngling over
the fine points of law. Neighbors
have now been found who aaw Pladk
and Davidson In the Baber yard pri-
or to tho shooting and tsatlfled that
they had drawn revolvers. Plank's
revolver waa In hla pocket however,
after ho waa dead. A witness wss
put on who swore to thrests he heard
Plank make at McAleater when Ba-
ber waa on trial, awearing ho would
aend Baber to the pen, or drive htm
out of the country. The wltneaa was
a defendant In the federal court him-
D. H. Llnebaugb, the district attor-
ney, draw out of the case Wednes-
day, giving ao eacaae. With all daa
respect to the district attorney wo do
not believe bo will be mtoeed la the
Col. Hoffman alao bad a mes-
aags of a death of a friend of hla
which made It accessary to leave.
This leavsa Pat Malloy aad hla aa*
alataat aloas la the ease, but If It la
won t^ey would have had to wta K
It looka now like Malloy had made
a aerioua mlatake la aot baring Dr.'
Irvla taatlfy to all tho thlaga he
wanted while bo waa puttlag on the
caao. and not glvlag tha defenae tha
chaaco to abut bim off that they hava
haa beea conducted
Mrs. M. B. Church waa hostess to
the Shakespeare-Sunshine Club, last
Tuesdny evening. A fair number of
members responded to roll call in
■pits of the ralay weather. The re-
ports of committees were good, es-
pecially those of Mrs. Church who Is
Chsirman of ths committee represent-
ing the Sunshine Club in the Coun-
cil of Women, nnd Mrs. O'Connor,
chairman of the Sunshine Emergency
Tae study of King Henry VIII wss
continued with Mr. C. 8. Wortman aa
leader. Mr. Wortman proved to the
Club, as he hss many times before,
that he t* roughly understands
Shakespeare. His readings were keen-
Miss Martha Oakes gsve a most
interesting character study of Queen
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Spencer were
guests of the Club.
W. O. W. CAMP HAS ELECTION
According to the words of District
Mnnsger C. M. Butterfleld, of Tulsa,
Rose Camp No. 601, W. O. W„ Is one
of the best la the state of Oklahoma,
and the best in the northsaatem dis-
trict, and this fsct was verified st
Its meeting in the Odd Fellows Hsll
on Saturday evening. Assistant Stats
Manager Edwards, and District Man-
ager C. M. Butterfleld were preaeat
and both made good talks on Wood-
craft which proved a great treat to
the membera present.
Some important business was trans-
acted, two Candida tea initiated, and
then the election of officers for the
following year was held with tha
results given below:
Council Commander, Frank ErtelL
Adviser Lieutenant, Edgar Ander-
Banker, J. B. Powder
Clerk, W. L. Casey.
Escort, Whitney B. Stewart.
Watchman, W. L. Rose
Sentry, Charles 8tarr.
Manager, Rss Foster.
Physiclsns, Drs. Oordon, Anderson,
Captain Degree Team, Capt. D. Fer-
CHILDREN'S COUGHS— CHIL-
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When one of your little onsa shows
symptoms of an approaching Cold,
give it Dr. Bell'a Plne-Tsr-Honey st
once. It acta quickly, aad prevents
the Cold growing worse. Very heal-
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mucous, strengthens the system.. It's
guaranteed .Only 26c. at your Drug-
gist .Buy a bottle today..
Bucklen's Arnica Salve for Sorse .
Don't forget Father, Mother,
Brother, Sister, Sweetheart or
Friends. There is something
here for each.
A Few Suggestions:
Gents' and Ladies' Links
Baby Pins Tie Clasps
Toilet Sets Bracelets
Men's Brush Sets
All our tfoods are marked in plain fi|urea and the
same price each and every day in the yew. No schemea
or prizes. Just good old honest value every day. Come
and aee. First door south of Farmers Bank.
W. P. DOBSON
Bortle Drug Company's
Large Christmas Stock
Of new goods will all be sold by Christ*
mas. This is a particularly fine line of
gift goods in stationery, toilet and novelty
lines. Useful and ornamental—
A paradise lor SPUOS
Alto good line of dolls and toys for the
little folks. All must be cleaned up by
Two doors west of Bortle's
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