Claremore Progress. And Rogers County Democrat (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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AND ROGERS COUNTY DEMOCRAT
CLAREMORE. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 1016
A LAW THAT SHOULD HE LOOK
GALVESTON SCENE OF ANOTH-
GEORG1A MOB TOOK FRANK'S
ED INTO BY EVERY
Galveston again has felt the heavy
Workman a Compensation Law, brunt of a tropical hurricane and has
passed by the last session of the legis- paid dearly in property damage, if not
lature, which goes into effect on Sep- the loss of lives,
tember 1st, is a law which is little un- The latest word from the stricken
derstood and is one that should be city, a wireless message from the
looked into by every employer in United States army transport Buford
Claremore. Iin Galvesfon harbor, to the army
The law makes it compulsory fori serial at Fort Sam Houston, San
every employer, with more than two Antonio, at 6:20 Tuesday afternoon
employees, ungated in a hazardous briefly told of wharves torn away'
Leo Frank, the man convicted of the
murder of Mary Phagan, the little
factory girl from Marietta, was kid-
napped from the state prisdn at Mil-
lidgeville, Ga., Monday, night and
TWO COUNCILMEN AND CITY
ENGINEER HERE INSPECT-
ING OUR FILTERING
THE NEW FAIR GROUND AND
PARK SITE IS A SCENE OF
W. E. CHAMBERS' ORCHARD
GROANS WITH FRUIT
_ ' The editor of The Progress saw a
I he new fair ground and park site sight Saturday morning which did
CLAREMORE TO GET THE NEXT
C F lohninn T xr u «mu pur* sue signi aiuraay morning which did Clui
StSSS ESS-rSrs? ;b
Claremore will play the host city to
e next meeting of the Northeastern
District Baptist Sunday School and
industry, evcept "anyone engaged in
agricultural, horticultural or retail
mercantile pursuits or dairy or stock
raising on is operating any steam
railroad, engaged in inter-state com-
merce, "to pay or provide, compensa-
tion for their injured employees.
On and after September 1st, 1915,
the rights of the employee to collect
damages for inquries by action of law
will be materially and greatly
.strengthened and increased, since the
three important legal defenses of the
employer have been taken away, viz:
1. That the employee was negli-
'i. That the injury was caused by
the negligence of a fellow servant.
t 3. That the employee had assnmed
the risks of the injury.-
It will be evident after a persual of
the law that the effect will be to make
the employer pay damages for many
accidents that hitherto he has not
been liable for.
Again we urge the necessity of
prompt action in the matter, for the
law states that a failure to provide
compensation, by the employer, will
subject him to a fine of ONE DOL-
LAR PER DAY FOR EACH EM-
PLOYEE—until compensation has
been arranged for. The said fine will
be recovered in an action brought by
the State Industrial Commission,
which commission is comprised of a
board of three members, appointed by
The insurance rate of policies cov-
ering the provisions of this act, is
based on the pay poll of each plant
insured and the amount of risk to the
employees engaged in work therein.
Following is the schedule of com-
(1) All medical, surgical or other
attendants or treatments, nurses and
hospital service, medicine, crutches
and apparatuses as may be necessary,
during fifteen days after the injury.
(2) Weekly compensation for dis-
abling injuries to commence fourteen
days after the injury, as follows:
(a) Permanent total disability, fif-
ty per cent of average weekly wages,
(maximum $10.00 per week and min-
imum $6.00 per week,) for not more
than 500 weeks.
(b) Temporary total disability fifty
per cent of the average weekly wages,
(maximum $10.00 per week and mini-
mum $6.00 per week,) but not in ex-
cess of 300 weeks.
(3) Specific indemities for loss of
hands, fingers, feet, toes or sight--in
addition to all other compensation.
(4) Payment for death—"It is not
intended that any of the provisions of
this act shall apply in cases of acci-
dents resulting in death and no right
of action for recovery of damages for
• injuries, resulting in death, is intend
ed to be denied or affected.
crafts demolished and vesseels swept
out of anchorage and left high und
This latest wireless still leaves the
question whether Galveston has gut-
tered a loss of l^es unanswered. It
merely says that the number of lives
lost is unknown, leaving only the in-
ference that there may have been
deaths. Two other wireless messages
earlier in the day were equally non-
Another wireless Tuesday night
was received at the Brownsville army
station which indicated that the storm
in Galveston is spending its force. It
had been believed all day in Texas
that the storm had completely spent
its force at Galveston and was far
into the great cotton belt.
ing laid and the frame work will soon : which we have reference to
is the W.
FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY
The funeral services over the re-
mains of Mrs. Eunice, who died at
her home near Verdigris at 1:3ft p
m. Thursday, were conducted at
Woodlawn cemetery Friday after-
noon at 2:30 by Eld. Chas. Isbejl,
after which interment was made.
Mrs. Eunice had been a sufferer
from cancer for more than eighteen
months, but bore her sufferings with
patience until tfie angel of death
came to her relief. She leaves two
daughters and three grandchildren,
besides a host of relatives and friends
to mourn her loss.
DR. LERSKOV'S OFFICE WAS
RANSACKED FOR DRUGS
Supposedly some drug user looking
for "dope" entered Dr. A. N. Ler-
skov's office, over the Williams Drug
Co., Sunday night and tore things up
considerably. However, he did not
get anything but a new nail file,
which was in Dr. Lerskov's satchel.
The intruder searched all of the med-
icine cabinets, strewing the contents
iiS he seairched. He even gave the
waste basket attention, scattering its
contents on the floor. He left no
The wrists were handcuffed and the
clothing was soaked with blood. The
rope had broken open the wound in
Frank's neck made some time ago
when a fellow convict attempted to
take his life. He was still dressed in
the clothes which he wore in prison.
A mob variously estimated at be-
tween 25 and 75 persons in number
overpowered the warden, superintend-
ent and guards at the Georgia state
prison farm Monday night and quickly
got Leo M. Frank and rushed him
ayvay in an automobile.
The mob was orderly but worked
with quick precision. Eight automo-
biles took the men within a short
distance of the prison. First all wires
were cut and then five men went to
the house of the warden, covered him
with pistols, and stood guard over
him. Other men went to the house of
the superintendent of the prison and
adopted a like course.
Practically every other member of
the mob then rushed to the nearest
stockade gate and forced an entrance
As on the night Frank was assulted
there were but two guards on duty
and they were overpowered. The mob
then proceeded to the dormitory and
secured Frank. In a few minutes
every member of the mob had disap-
peared in the darkness.
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(28,000.00 ru t,c b «ty. Th« „o,k of tern. ,r, good «mgh ti, ,h, ubl. We
with the gentle- tifying this spot is being carried
men from Caddo, prior to their visit
to the local filtering plant, we learned
that they had been hearing good re-
ports of our plant everywhere they
had been inspecting- plants and that,
having heard so much said about our
good water, they had decided to come
to our city and see if what we had
wasn't what they wanted. From their
expressions following their trip to the
local water plant we believe that their
trip to our city was not for naught.
DELIVERED STRONG SERMON
T. T. Roberts, Field Secretary pf
Phillips University, at Enid, spent
Sunday in our city. He delivered an
exceptionally good discourse at the
Christian Church in this city, which
was a treat to those in attendance.
He received the hearty co-operation
and the support desired from the local
congregation for the Phillips Uni-
versity, which is a strong institution.
This was Mr. Roberts' second visit
to the Christian church and he always
receives a cordial welcome.
At the close of the service the or-
dinance of baptism was administered
by Wm. S. Hamilton, the pastor.
The evening service was greeted
by an exceptionally large crowd and
Mr. Hamilton delivered one of his
usual good sermons.
"TOOK THE CAKE"
Lone Elm Sunshine Club held their
annual picnic at the home of Mrs.
James Mayfield, on the Harry Marble
farm, on Thursday, August 12th.
There were about sixty present, in-
cluding children. James Mayfield
and Dick Foster won the cake for
eat|ng the most ice cream, each eat-
ing one-half gallon. They hope the
^ J. F. Laderer, of McPherson, Kan.,
spent Tuesday in the city on business.
Ha is a member of the firm of Lader-
ei^Davis Qothing Cm., of this city.
From the ,
J. T. BRICKEY
local Baptist church is go-
ing to add the name of "Grace
Temple" to the church and put a
beautiful electric sign on the pinacle
to let all the people know that they
are welcome to God's house and that
His grace is full and free. We hope
that all the people of the city will
assist us in the erection of a sign
high and lifted up, so beautiful that
it will be a standing invitation to the
Lord's house even to those who pass
on the trains.
Council met in regular session
Monday night with all members pres-
ent. The minutes of the previous
When Frank's mother was told of meeting having been read and ap-
the action of the mob in taking her proved the urgent business before
son's life she said, "Thank God, his the body was then taken up.
troubles are now over." When the The insurance of the city's em-
wife of the victim of the mob was ployees, necessitated by the Work-
told of her husband's tragic death, man's Compensation Law, recently
she went into convulsions and is still enacted and which goes into effect on
in a. serious condition. September first, was referred to the
• Finance Committee and the City At-
ANNOUNCEMENT PARTY torney.
The Park Committee, composed of
are informed that there will
be some five hundred delegates in at
tendance during the session he^e.
No town of like size in the state
is more able or better equipped to
entertain this convention than is
Claremore, for with the new Baptist
Church completed, there will be am-
ple room for all sessions, committee
meetings and everything that goss
with the holding of a convention.
, .. . . , The delegation in attendance at
„n,w ti,«. . . „■> 0n I es"mttted that he has some hundred the past convention returned from
ZirXZZm °f.John of plums alone, whil, b. Tbu r.d.,
forms us that his cherry yield was an excellent meeting at that place
68r L.heT- The f°ll0win* comPrised the delega^
Mrs. Chambers, who is an indus- j tion from the local Baptist Church
tnous woman, has a fair catalogue and B. Y. P. U. Society: C. B. Lit-
and is going to have many entries at; tlefield, Superintendant; E. D. Cam-
the big show. She has some yellow j eron, pastor of the local Baptist
plums canned, which we pick for the Church; Ernest Shank, Herman Garst
winners for to get a finer variety one " ~ '
would have to "go some."
. ... Mr. Chambers' orchard proves
cted with spillways at each side, most conclusively that an orchard
hei dam will stop up the little ravine which receives the proper care can
at the upper end of the park, and be . made to bear extensively in this
torm a natural lake and swimming section of the country and can be
pool. It is to be some fifteen feet converted into a vcrtible gold mine
wide, wide enough for buggies to for the farmer. In planting the or-
The little lake that the chard Mr. Chambers dynamited the
ground before setting the tr^es and
in spite of the heavy rains which have
rendered the ground soft, very few of
his trees have fallen down, so deep
rooted are they.
fant and already many little rustic
seats have been constructed. Mr.
Chalfant informs us that a rustic
bridge is to be constructed this week,
rope swings hung, lawn swings placed
in the park, a string of lights hung
in the center among the trees and
many other improvements made as
fast as they can get to the work.
Later a concrete dam is to be con-
dam forms will be converted into a"
swimming pool and bath houses and
dressing rooms will be "constructed
on the banks. It is thought that
the pool at its deepest place will be
Drinking fountains and regular
spraying fountains will be placed in
the park and everything done to make
it the one best beauty spot in Clare-
more or in this section of the country.
Mr. Chalfant says the park is not to
MEMBER OF STATE BOARD OF
Among the pretty social events of F. G. Griswold. John Mayberry and ^ la Ilt)l l0
the season was a six o'clock dinner R. A. Atkissoa, reported that the be one of flowers and well trained
given by Mrs. Gid Graham, at her work on the new fair grounds and shrubbery but is to be made as rustic
home on the corner of Seventh and city park nearby was started and as it is possible to make it
Chickasaw, to twelve of her daugh- would be pushed forward as rapidly When the park is completed it
ter's most intimate girl friends, Sat- as possible, weather permitting. the intention of the City Council to
urday evening last. During the Bids for the purchase of the $16,- open it with a large bacon roast to
evening it was cleverly announced 000.00 issue of ^park bonds, which which the whole town will be invited
f'lmf Vilil* Min- VI.. \...A hJ II. " 1 *
CHICKEN FIGHT STAGED IN
A number of game (thicken en-
thusiasts witnessed a good fight at
the City Livery Barn Friday noon,
wherein the chicken belonging to
Charles B. Carden and Dr. C. W.
Beson jointly, fought the one belong-
ing to Hurt Flippin. The joint part-
nership chicken was- victorious over
Flippin's chicken in the first of the
FOREMEN FOR FAIR GROUND
Two foremen to superintend the
work in the new fair grounds have
been appointed. C. S. Lee will su-
perintend the building of the grand
stand, the barns, exhibit hall, etc.,
while F. M. 'Fountain will superin-
tend the excavation work and the
At the home of the officiating min-
ister, Eld. Chas. Isbell, at 2 o'clock,
Saturday afternoon, Miss Rosa
Gwortney was united in marriage to
Mr. George Cofer. The young couple
are highly respected and will make
their home on a fine farm which Mr.
Cofer owns near Tiawah. Progress
HOHL ENTERTAINED PITCH
L. B. Hphl entertained the Dosen
Pitch Fiends' Club at his comfortable
home on Seventh street Monday
night. Refreshments of plums, ba-
nanas, together with cigars, were
passed out by the host and on the
whole a most enjoyable evening wis
H. S. Minor, of Chicago, III., who
has been a guest at the Dr. A. A.
Swift home on Seminole avenue for
the past ten days, will leer* Thurs-
day for Ft. Worth, Tens. He ie a
hide buyer for one of the largest hide
tanneries in the world.
Chat her daughter, Miss Mary, is
soon to become the bride of Lewis
Braimin, of McAlester.
The'colors of the bride-to-be, yel-
low and white, were carried out in
the dinner and pretty decorations.
Ribbons of yellow crepe paper de-
scended from the chandelier and were
caught at each corner with white
comsomenljps. A large do|l, dressed
as a bride, with the veil and bride's
bouquet, stood upon a mirror in the
center of the table around which was
massed Golden Rod and White Com-
The dinner which consisted of a
number bf courses/ wss very daintily
served by the little Misses Willard
Hutchins and Florence Graham, dress-
ed in white and yellow crepe paper.
Before leaving each guest was pre-
sented with a favor consisting of a
small doll, dressed as a bride.
Miss Sally Graham presided at the
piano and furnished sweet music,
while Master Alexander Graham,
dressed as a Cupid, shot Miss Mary
Graham with a dart and placing the
engagement ring upon her finger, an-
nounced the engagement. Each lady
present responded with a toast and
best wishes for her success and hap-
Those present were Mesdames Gid
Graham, Pat Murphy, of Chickasha;
and Ernest Shank, and Misses Gra-
ham, Willie Crutchlfleld, Beulah Bass-
mann, Maude Mayberry, Grace Gra-
ham, Pearl Haymes, Gladys Zinn,
Maude Ward and Kathleen Minyard.
IF THEY WILL COME SIGN IT WE
WILL PUBLISH IT
The editor of The Progress received
a communication in Thursday's mail,
relative to the "clean up" movement
of some of the rooming houses in the
city, with a request that we publish
it. Some of the statements made in
the article were pretty strong and
accusations were made which we have
no evidence to prove, hence |f the
author of the article will come to the
office and sign it, thereby relieving us
from all blame, we will gladly pub-
lish it. If this is not done, |t will be
thrown into the waste basket.
had been advertised'for and received
were read aloud to the Council. There
were but two of them. G. D. Davis,
of this city, bad submitted a bid of
90 cents on the dollar, while C. Ed-
gar Honnald, of Oklahoma City, had
bid par with .8 per cent attorney's
fees, amounting to $1,200.00. Both
bids were rejected by the Council and
it was then voted that new bids on
the bonds, calling for 6 per cent in-
terest instead of 6 per cent, as had
been previously advertised, be re-
ceived immediately and opened. Both
Davis and Honnald submitted new
bids on the 6 per cent bonds, which
were opened and read. In the second
instance G. D. Davis bid par on the
bonds with $150.00 attorney's fees,
while Honnald bid par with a $7.00
premium on the entire issue.
Again both bids were rejected.
It was then decided that the
bonds calling for 6 per cent Interest
instead of 6 per cent be readvertised.
Bids will be received up until 5 p. m.,
Monday, August 23rd, and a certified
check covering 5 per cent of the
amount of each bid must accompany
same. They must be filed at the City
Clerk's office in the City Hall.
The mayor and city clerk were em-
powered by the Council to borrow
sufficient funds to cover the current
expenses of the building of the new
fair grounds until the bonds can be
sold and money available. A park
fund was then created subject to the
check of the city clerk.
The Finance Committee was au-
thorized to look after the weed cut-
ting in the city. The committee was
vested with the power to act.
An ordinance was passed authoriz-
ing and directing the Mayor and city
clerk to borrow sufficient money to
cover expenses of preparation of the
new fair grounds.
Council then adjourned.
FRED LOWERY BREAKS
M. B. CHURCH STORE ASSIGNED
FOR BENEFIT OF CREDITORS
Saturday the stock, furnishings and
fixturee and all non exempt taxable
property, of Mrs. M. B. Church, of
the M. B. Church Ladies' Specialty
Store were assigned to F. G. Gris-
wold, assignee, for the benefit of her
There is no harder working woman
in Claremore, nor any more earnest,
than Mrs. Chunceh, and it is with
wgret that Progreea notes that she
had to take the above mentioned ac-
Mr. and Mia. John Chalfant haw
*aa rooms at the Ward Rooms.
According to information received
in this city from Pryor where a rop-
ing contest is being held this week,
under the management of Moss A
Adkins, who staged a contest here
last week, Fred Lowery, a Claremore
boy, Thursday afternoon, broke the
world's record, roping and tieing his
steer in the remarkable short time of
For the last three years the world's
record has been held by J. Ellison,
Carroll with 17^4, but in this instance
Lowery went him a quarter of a sec-
IT WAS THOUGHT RACE WAR
WAS ON AT COLLINSVILLE
Three Spaniards who were workers
in the smelters at Collinsville are
languishing in the county jail here on
account of being too frisky with a
It seems that the Spaniards kept up
continual jibbering about Alphonse,
Amercanos, Mexicans, frijoles, tortil-
las, aquadiente, and one thing and an-
other, very much to the distress of
the other boarders in the "B. Z."
boarding house, and when they were
asked to keep quiet by the Americans,
drew guns and started trouble.
For a time some of the Americans
became alarmed, believing that other
Spaniards there would become involv,
ed in the trouble tend the report! The Woodmen of the World awl
gained some credence that a race war Woodmen Circle Lodges held an an-
was on. The matter ended when the Iliversary meeting at the City Park
* at Coll,n8V,lle '.anded near the Iron Mountain depot, Sat-
the three obstreperous ones in ja!l. urday ni ht- In
They were brought to this
Charles L. Daugherty, with the
State Board of Affairs, spent Monday
in the city, coming up to consult with
President S. M. Barrett regarding
the beautifying of the little park at
the foot of the E. U. P S. hill,
whic^ is state property. Mr. Barrett
says that Mr. Daugherty was pleas-
ed with the opportunities offered by
this place for a pretty park and that
the result of his visit here would be
pleasing to the town people as he ex-
pressed himself as not being unfavor-
able to joining it on to the city park
in that vicinity and which is now be
ing beautified by the city.
Further than this the Prep hill road
leading up to this educational institu
tion, is being macadamized and Mr.
Barrett says that it is not improbable
but that a drive way circling around
the brow of the hill will also be ma-
cadamed. Should • this be done we
will then have a beautiful drive both
around the city park and that belong-
ing to the State School.
Dewey Dodson, Mrs. Jim Moore,
Miss Audeal Clipper, Miss Dona Pat-
terson, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Hol-
land, Miss Jewel Tyrone and William
SAYS CONVENTION HAS BEEN
WOODMEN OF THE WORLD AND
CIRCLE LODGE HELD ANNI-
y/e are in receipt of a letter from
S. B. North, manager of the local
New York 5 and 10 Cent Store, who
is at present in attendance at the
National Convention of New York 5,
10 and 20 Cent Stores, being held at
Toledo, Ohio. He informs us that
the convention is the largest that has
ever been held in that city and that
it is proving to be very beneficial.
"The purchases made for our new
store at Claremore amount to over
$11,000.00, which includes goods for
immediate and future deliveries. The
values are very much superior to the
usual kind and classes. I will be de-
lighted to show you some of the great
est values for 10 and 26 cents that
you ever saw in your life on my re-
turn," writes Mr. North.
At the election of officers held at
this convention Wednesday, Mr.
North was re-elected as one of the
board of directors for a five year
'term. He did not state when he
would return home but is expected in
a few days.
addition to the
rr„ao . , . ~ ~ --- Clty members of the two orders there were
Tuesday night and placed in the coun- raany friends pre8ent as an ^
tion to all had been publicly given.
! Following the rendering of a good
J. W. Small, of Soudan, Kansas, program, free lemonade was served
accompanied by his son, Frank, spent and on the whole a most pleasant
Wednesday in the city looking over a evening was spent.
farm they recently bought near Clare-
CITY BOARD OF EDUCATION
The City Board of Education met
Thursday night and adopted a set of
rules and regulations governing the
board, city school'superintendent, the
teachers and the pupils. The rules and
regulations as adopted covered some
thirteen or fourteen 'typewritten
sheets and constituted too much for
A new form of teachers' contracts
was also adopted.
The Christian Sunday Schools of
this city and Wagoner will hold a
one day contest on attendance only
on the first Sunday in September. If
you are not attending any Sunday
school you are cordially invited to at-
tend the Christian Sunday Schuul in
this city, on corner Sixth and Flor-
ence. If you are a member of this
school you are earnestly urged to be
* [present on that day. Start in to-
K' V. Wallace is on the sick list. I morrow and help build the school up.
Jim Moore returned Friday from
Kansas City, Mo., where he, in com-
pany with his family, went several
days ago with a shipment of cattle.
His wife will await hie return to Kan-
Oty with another shipment end
they win go to p*ita in Nebraska
for a visit of two weeks duration,
New Pall Style
We have it
We have just placed on sale 100 pieces new,
dark, fall-style ginghams, 10c values for ... 8 l-3c
100 pieces 12^c Toile d* Nord and AFC Ging-
ham f°r ...... lOc
All our Summer Wasn Goods are siiii on sale
Special showing of FANCY TURKISH TOWELS; large size:
Guest Towels and Wash Rags to match. Unusual values.
WALKER DEPT. STORE CO.
"The Store That Saves Tou Money
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