The Claremore Progress (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 27, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 20, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CLAREMORE PROGRESS fe
VOLUME XXVII—NO. 5
CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20. 1*19
Outside of County, $2.00 per Year Inside of County, $1.5u per Y«
SHOOTING AFFRAY ON
C. J. STRANGE FARM
Zillman Adams Is Shot Two Times By
Robert B. Hard After a (Juarrel
And a Fight
A SHOT GUN WAS USED
They Shall Not Perish!
What Do You Say?
Trouble Arose Over Past Difficulties,
Following Shooting Bard Came
Here And Gave Up
A shooting affray took place Mon-
day afternoon shortly after 5 o'clock
in a field on the Cicero Strange farm,
northwest of Bushyhead 7 miles, as a
result of which one man is badly in-
jured and the other in the hands of the
law. The two participants were Robt.
B. Hard, known as Barbara, and Zill-
man Adams, both residents of that
part of the county.
According to the county officers
and Col. T. D. Hard, the young man's
fathei, the story of the trouble does
not d'ffer in any respect.
Monday afternoon Barbara Bard
went to see Adams, who was working
in n field on the Ciero Strange farm,
for a discussion of past differences
arising over local matters. An argu-
ment and a fight ensued during which
both were bruised and beaten. It
seems that after this encounter Bard
got on his horse and rode to the home
of his father, near by, got a double-
barreled shot-gun and rode back to
where Adams was working. Upon
coming to the placc he began shoot-
ing, it is stated, at a distance of about
Both barrels of the shot-gun were
fired, the charge being bird-shot.
Adams received the shot in the ri^ht
side of the face and eye, the eye being
permanently injured, and the second
charge in the left arm and side. He
fell to the ground.
Witnesses to the shooting were C. J.
Strange and Col. Bard, both some dis-
tance away, Frank and Charley
Strange, two sons of Mr. Strange, age
12 and 10, and Homer Adams, a broth-
er to the injured man. They rushed
Following the shooting Adams was
taken to his home and medical assis-
tance called. Physicians say he has
a chance to live and Tuesday morning
he was taken into the town of Chelsea
for better medical attention. He is a
single man and has brother, Ho-
mer, a mother and another brother.
Adams is 24 years of age and farms
in that neighborhood.
The Sheriff's office was notified of
the affair and Sheriff Green, Gene
Haverfield and Lot J. Langley left
for that place at once. In the mean-
time Barbara, accompanied by his
brother. Tom, came to Claremore to
give up. Arriving in town at 11
o'clock at night, they could find no
representative of the sheriff's office
so went to the Mason to await the of-
ficer's coming. They came back at
about 2 o'clock Tuesday morning,
went to the hotel and got young Bard
who accompanied them to the county
jail to await developments.
Young Bard is just back from the
army, having recently received an
honorable discharge from the service
at Camp Pike, Ark. He has not been
known as a troublesome man and his
discharge papers show his character
as excellent. Friends of both re-
gret Xhat the trouble occurred.
Col. Bard says he felt that there
might be trouble when his son went
to see Adam.^. He saw him come
hack beaten up, get the shot-gun and
start back. lie said he knew there
was liable to be trouble and walked
outside in time to witness it from a
distance. He said he did not try to
stop his son for he felt it would be
WARREN STEWART ARRIVES IN
THE U S.
W. B. Stewart received a message
Sunday announcing the arrival of his
brother. Warren, in New York City
from France. Warren, who is a
graduate of the E . U. P. S., was in
the trenches when the armistice was
signed. He is expected home in a
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank the people of our
city who so kindly contributed their
help and sympathies thru our sorrow,
in the death of our little daughter and
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Cox and family.
WILL BE FIGHT AT THE
DEHNI STATE MEETING
Much Rivalry for Offices—Ponca
City I'robably the Next
LOCAL PEOPLE WILL ATTEND
Lady Democrats Will Figure Promi-
nently in State Meeting
Oklahoma City, Feb. 16.—The liv-
est meeting in the history of the
Young Men's Democratic League is
in prospect when young democrats
meet at McAlester on February 22
for their eighth annual convention.
There are already three or four
highly organized campaigns for thw
presidency and a half dozen other
campaigns are being launched on the
possibility that the convention may
be stampeded at the last moment for
some dark horse.
The city of McAlester is making
arrangements for not less than two
thousand delegates, with a round of
entertainment and accommodations
for visitors that will make the meet-
ing one of the most successful yet
held. For the first time in the his-
tory of the organization, young wom-
en will take an active part in the
plans and arrangements.
Ponca City has already launched
an active campaign for the 1920 con-
vention. The Ponca City club states
that it has a municipal auditorium
that will provide an ample meeting
place, and that not only will the ho-
tels of the city be turned over for the
delegates but also that the homes of
the city will be turned open for visit-
ors. They point to the fact that no
convention has ever been held in that
part of the state, and to the possibil-
ity for further extension of the club
by taking a meeting to that section.
Governor Robertson; Judge C. B.
Ames, Oklahoma City; Atty. Paul
Walker, council for the State Corpor-
ation Commission, Oklahoma City;
Atty. H. H. 1 lagan, Tulsa; Mrs. Jo-
sephus Daniels, Washington, D. C.:
and Hon. Carl Monk, McAlester, will
be the chief speakers. A drive over
the city of McAlester, an inspection
trip thru the penitentiary, a banquet
and a reception will be other features
of the day's program.
A rumor is going now that young
democrats of Oklahoma will take this
occasion to voice in plain phrases the
objection of the people of Oklahoma
to continued control of public utili-
ties by the federal government.
Rogers county will be represented
at this state meeting—both men and
women. The Rogers County Young
Men's Democratic Club held a meet-
ing Saturday night and elected dele-
gates. They will include all mem-
bers of the local organization who
find it possible to attend. Ten votes
are allowed the organization and an
additional one vote for each person
present from a county. Therefore,
all members of the Rogers county
club, who can possiby go are urged
The round trip railroad fare, not
including Pullman service, will be
$7.00. The delegation from this
county will leave Friday night, go to
Wagoner and from there thence to
McAlester over the M. K. & T., ar-
riving at the scene of the convention
at 3 a. m., Saturday morning. The
return trip will be made to reach
Claremore Sunday, the day after the
convention. As the convention is to
be held on Washington's birthday,
February 22nd, it is generally believ-
ed that the Rogers county delegation
will be an impressive one. Many are
planning on attending from this
Just a word to the ladies of the
county. The time is short and it
will be impossible to organize a la-
dies' unit in Rogers county before the
state convention. Therefore it will
not be attempted until afterwards.
However, a cordial invitation is here-
by issued to all democratic ladies in
the county who are interested in the
causes of democracy to attend the
state meeting and become thoroughly
Your answer to this vital question means life or death to our quota in
Rogers county. 3,950.000 people, 4,000 of whom are helpless orphans.
Listen friend, I am laying this matter up to you. Read this article
through. Then lay your hand on your heart and ask the question: If I
were in their stead what would I wish tliem to do for me? Then "Do unto
others as you would that they do unto you."
Do you say you have given enough, Say, friend, so far you have been
making good investments. Your Liberty Bonds were not gifts, all that
comes back to you with interest. The increase of your labor and products
more than balance your donutions to the Red Cross, Y. M. C. A. and
United War Work drive. You have made more money.
I could not put up an appeal to you for myself or for my family; friend,
I would much prefer starving. But I can stand before you and pour out
my very soul for these macerated, helpless and starving children. Listen'.
Here is a wire from Mr. Scott, who is over there. This is one only of hun-
dreds of like cases. He says: ,'A crowd collet-ted in the streets, one of our
workers went to investigate and found that a camel had died and a swarm
of children were pulling the raw flesh from the bones and devouring it."
De we care? YES. NO. To which answer shall I place your name? It
will take more than a flnsh of temper and a penny to buy a clear con-
science on this question. Luke 10: "And Jesus answering said, A cer-
tain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves,
which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leav-
ing him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he
saw him, he passed by on the other side.
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on
him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritian, as he journeyed, came where he was; and
when he saw him, he had compassion on him.
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine,
nnd set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave
them to the host, and said unto him. Take care of him: and whatsoever thou
spendest more, when I come again, 1 will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinke.-t thou, was neighbour unto him that
fell among the thieves?
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him,
Go, and do thou likewise."
Which part in this Parable are you going to act ? We have found those
we have robbed and are perishing.
Once more, please: Matt. 25: 31-44: "When the Son of man shall come
in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:
And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate
them one froma other, as a shepherd divideth his sheep fromth e goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed
of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of
For I was a hungered and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave
me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:
Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in pris-
on, and ye came unto me.
Then shall the righteous answer him, saying. Lord, when saw we thee
a hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed
Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came u ito thee?
And the King shall answer and say unto them. Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me.
Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand. Depart from me,
ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
For I was a hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me no drink:
I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Then shall they also answer him, saying, I^ord, when saw we thee a
hungefed, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked or sick, or in prison, and did
not minister unto thee?
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as
ye did it not to one of the lea. t of these, ye did it not to me.
And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the right-
eous into life eternal."
Our Lord in this Scripture points clearly to our duty in this drive, and
To the former War Board of Rogers county, I have mailed subscription
blanks, a few to each of you, and other literature. Should it not reach you
make the canvass of your territory any way. Take the names of all who
pay cash and another list of all subscribers who pay later, and send to me,
in care of War Board, Claremore. Also I am asking the women who can-
vassed before to proceed as above.
To the teachers of the county: I am asking that on Thursday this
week, the 20th inst., have all the children make an offering (who can).
Send to me by room number and name of teacher and district.
To every person in Rogers county: I ask you to contribute to the so-
licitors and if they failed to see you send in letter to me, in care of War
Every one who gives $5.00, or more (the care of one of these little
ones for one month) their name will appear on the tionor roll of the Pro-
gress. Every cent gets to them.
Yours in earnest plea for the 3,950,000 starving christian people in the
land where our Saviour taught,
H. M. GARDNER, County Chairman.
Armenian and Seyrian Fund Drive.
SENDS uDT APPEAL
WAS BIG SUCCESS
Over Seven Hundred in Attendance,
Big Spread a Feature
AT THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Support of The Armenian Fund l>rive
Is Asked That Suffering
May He Relieved.
DRIVE, FEBRUARY 17T1I TO 24TH
Rogers County's Quota Is $4,000; War
Hoard Will Handle Drive And
Plans Are Heady
familiar with the future plans and as-
pirations of the ladies democratic or-
ganization in the state.
For any information on the subject,
as to the ladies, please address Mrs.
Eunice Chambers, Claremore, Okla.
She will be glad to answer any ques-
tions and give such information as is
at hand. It is the purpose of the la-
dies to leave and return at the same
tome as the men. The party will be
properly chaperoned and everybody
should nave a good time and receive
much benefit from the trip.
Rev. H. M. Gardner, county chair-
man of the Armenian Fund Drive, has
sent out the following letter of ap-
I eal for support of the movement.
The letter is self explanatory:
"Claremore, Okln. Feb 1), 19)9.
As you perhaps already know, Feb.
17-24 is the time set for raising $4,000
in Rogers county for the 3,950,000
starving people in Armenia and Syria,
*00,000 of whom are helpless orphans.
The world's common enemy (the linn
and their allies) have swept this coun-
try bare, taking every cent that could
be of use, and practically destroying
Our government has appropriated
SI00,000,000 for the relief and recon-
struction of all devastated countries,
hut only $3,000,000 of which is to be
used in Armenia and Syria relief.
Put the reports from Missionaries
rnd Consulates reveal the need of
$.".<>;000,000 in the next six months.
You can readily see that after the
government has given $3,000,000 and
the American Committee secures for
them the $30,000,00 in this drive,
there still remains the crying need for
$3,000,000 for which no provision has
been made as yet.
We must not think of these pros-
trate people we are asked to help, as
heathens, hostile to us, or pagan, NO,
NO, they are CHRISTIANS. They
have been made salt of the earth, and
(or their faith they have suffered the
I am ashamed to ask the question;
i i there room in the hearts of the good
people of Rogers county for those
400,000 orphans? And will they re-
spond with the $4,000, our quota?
Surely they will.
Five dollars a month—less than
seventeen cents a day—the price of a
good cigar will save the life of one
of the 400,000 orphan children.
The people of Rogers county wilt
have a cnance during the week of Feb.
17-24 to make their Creed of universal
brotherhood a cash order for food and
clothing, where these are sorely need-
ed. Every penny gets to them.
On account of the lateness in start-
ing this drive it becomes the duty of
the Committee to call upon each and
every member of the Rogers County
War Board Organization, Woman's
Organization anil County Teachers to
commence nctive canvasses of their
respective districts early Monday
morning February 17. Subscription
blanks will be furnished Sach chair-
man, if same do not reach you do not
ill lay in starting the work. Make
canvasses anyway and report amount:;
Commending you for the excellent
work you rendered in the former
drives, I am,
Yours in behalf of starving millions,
H. M. GARDNER,
W. T. Taylor, Chairman. Presided At
This One of The Most En-
DING AT NOWATA
Last Saturday evening at 9:30 at
the home of Elder Wm. S. Hamilton
at Nowata, Miss Marie Brooking,
•laughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brook-
ing of this city, was married to Mr.
Charles Addington, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Truman Addington of near
Miss Brooking for some time has
been an employee of the Walker Store
here. Mr. Addington is connected
with the E. E. North Store at No-
wata. Both have many friends in
Claremore who extend congratula-
tions. They will make their home in
Mrs. Fred G. Scott and children.,
of Carthage. Mo., are in the city on
a visit to relatives.
Tlie Rogers County Singing Conven-
tion which was held at the Christian
church in this city Saturday night and
Sunday was highly appreciated by all
The church was packed, many having
to stand up—near seven hundred peo-
ple were present at the song service.
1 he program was arranged to please
all lovers of music. Th«j opening
song by Rev. E. W. Martin and the
welcome address he delivered to the
convention anil visitors was heartily
received. We can hardly extend to
the pastor and the good people of the
Christian church enough thanks for
the bountiful feast and hospitality
shown us during our services. May
this occasion long be remembered by
all. The response delivered by Rev.
Thomison, pastor of the Methodist
church, was fitting in tone and words
for the upbuilding of better society,
bringing together the young and the
old who share in our song services
and are benefitted spiritually and so-
The program consisted of congrega-
tional singing, special class singing
by many different leaders: Dave
Haymes/W. T. Taylor, J. M. York,
Murl Williams, I). A. Wilhoit, J. E.
Lafferty and Mr. Autry, special quar-
tetts and duets, duet by Rev. Martin
and wife, quartette by 'llaymes, York
and others, duet by Taylor and daugh-
ter, duet by llaymes and Byrd, quar-
ters by Taylor, Matthews and others.
Now in behalf of the convention we
thank you again for the welcome
shown us and the interest taken in our
services. Sincerely yours,
W. T. TAYLOR, Chairman.
FINE WRITE-UP IN THE TULSA
Did you see it Sunday in the Tulsa
1 'emocrat ?
A fine write-up of Claremore cover-
ing half of the first page of the fea-
ture section of that paper. The ar-
ticle dealt with the opportunities
Claremore and Rogers county have to
offer as a home place and as a place
of health restoration thru the agency
of Radium water. It was an eloquent
appeal to the public to come to Clare-
more, be cured by Radium water, and
if so inclined take up their abode in a
land that is filled with opportunity
and with wonderful natural resources.
There was also in the Sunday Dem-
ocrat a full page ad of the local mer-
chants. This ad will run three more
times, alternating each Sunday. Two
center columns have been reserved for
additional data on Claremore. Radium
water and other resources. The Dem-
ocrat on Sunday has a circulation of
35,000. Pictures accompanied the
write-up Sunday and will accompany
those of the future Dick O'Bannon
lias kindly consented to write the ne\t
article for Sunday, March 2nd.
NOTICE LONE EI.M
You are hereby notified that I will
meet the tax payers of Lone Elm
cinct or Feb. 27th and .8th, 1919, at
my office in Claremore for the pur-
pose of assessing all property, both
real and personal, for the year 1919
If you don't know the description of
your property bring tax receipt or
deed. J. M. YORK,
2t County Assessor.
NOTICE CLAKEMOKE CITY
You are hereby notified that I will
he at my office in Claremore for
eight days, from March 1st to 9th,
1919, inclusive, for the purpose of as-
sessing all property, both real and
nersonal, in the City of Claredore, for
the year 1919. If you don't know the
description of your property bring
your tax receipt or deed.
J. M. YORK, Co. Assessor.
CARD OF THANKS
We take this method of thanking all
our neighbors and friends who assist-
ed us in the sickness and death of
our loved one, Clarence Hall. Their
deeds will never be forgotten.
Mrs. Clarence Hall and relatives.
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