The Democrat (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 28, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma, Thursday, February 28, 1918.
Secretary Baker of the war depart-
ment is a pacifist with socialistic lean-
ings. President Wilson is a theoretical
socialist. Most of the members of the
cabinet are either socialists or
pacifists, or both. - Kansas City Jour-
nal, February 24th.
According to John P. Mitchell and
his backers, Roosevelt, Taft, Root, the
New York Tribune and nearly all the
other New York papers; also the little
one by twice cuckoo papers whose
editors have not got an original
thought. A pacifist is pro-German.
Therefore taking them all by and
large, the administration must be pro-
But why the outburst?
Because President WHson is trying
to get a peace by agreement.
Because he is not in favor of imper-
ialism in any country.
Because he is not in favor of pouring
out the lifeblood so that the pre war
Imperailist secret treaties between
England, France and Italy may be
Because he is not in favor of the
stay-at-homes reaping enormous profits
while the flower of the land give their
Because he has had the army regula-
tions changed so that able bodied men
up to sixty years old cannot hide be-
hind their wives petticoats and their
age anb holler that they would go if
they only could.
Because the Kansas City Journal
MAY have been added to Lord North-
cliffe's collection of American news-
Because the Kansas City Journal
wants to trade the lives of millions of
Americans for a campaign issue.
Geo. M. Tockey"
Off To Camp Travis
The following men entrained here
last Satuday morning for Camp Travis:
No. Name— No.
31 Pelton, Grant Hubert 106G
183 Reid, Winfleld Scott 950
243 Valentine, Aaron Franklin.. 9G1
252 Phelps, William Wesley 1024
274 Kamp, Fred Henry 421
275 Mills, George Harrold 940
280 Law, Leonard Olen 862
281 Hutchins, Thomas J 257
292 Stapp. James Eulon 560
294 Williams, Ralph W. 563
303 McLain, R. L. 750
306 Enterline, Elmer W 19
315 Norris, Curtis Edgar 430
322 Mayo, Christine Leroy 54 4
323 Murdock, Henry F 1021
325 Hughes, Marion Voss 929
327 Johnson, Bernie Alonzo 91
333 Duff, James Franklin 17
336 Lamunyon, Ben Fred 378
338 Kirchoff, Harry August 422
344 Steele, Lloyd 202
345 Karns, Howard G 164
346 Mesnard, Robert Felix 268
349 Mathis, Bert 866
356 Goode, Ernest Helton 356
367 Curt, Edwin Charles 240
368 Sutherland, Roy Rolland....l028
370 Buck, Lorin Irwin 1011
372 Stevens, Alber Wesley 444
376 Redimer, Hewitt Talmadge 326.
382 Page, Perry Leon 993
401 Hiner, Chester Arthur 416
More Public Sales
The Democrat printed sale bills the
past week for the following sales:
A. C. Watkins, 5fc miles north and %
east of Boyd, in centes of section 7, T3,
R21, March 4th. Jones and Dickerson,
Auctioneers; W. T. Parker, Clerk.
A. E. Hosterman, 1 mile east and 4
south of LaKemp, March 7th. J. W.
Steffen, Auctioneer; I. N. Edwards,
Frank Brown and Arthur Ives, 2
miles south and 4% west of Beaver,
March 7th. Wm. Woolery, Auc-
tioneer, Sam Elling, Clerk.
Frank Gordon, 4 miles south and \
west of Tiffen, March 8th. J. W.
Steffen, Auctioneer; Frank Gordon,
The Democrat printed stock bills for
Adams Bros, and Getz of near La-
The Beaver County Democrat, Beaver
The Forgan Enterprise, Forgan
The LaKemp Mirror, LaKemp
The Ivanhoe News, lvanhoe
The Beaver County Republican, Gray .
The five papers above named have been in the past, independent, publica-
tions of this county, which at different times have been consolidated and made
into one newspaper—The Democrat—successor to them all.
By the retirement of Editor Harvey W. Hill of the Beaver County Republi-
can last week, that paper becomes the latest addition to The Democrat, and as
stated in his final issue and published elsewhera in this paper, arrangements
were made for taking over the list of the Heaver County Republican and the
completion of all subscriptions.
Therefore, beginning, this week, The Democrat will be sent to all who
were receiving the Beaver County Republican, according to the list furnished
us by Editor Hill.
All who were paid in advance will receive Tlii Democrat for the full time
of their unexpired subscriptions. Those who were receiving both The Demo:
crat and the Republican will have their subscriptions to The Democrat extend-
ed the time for which they were paid in advance. And those who were in
arrears for the Heaver County Republican will be given a limited time in which
to pay up. Statements will be mailed out at an early date.
Trusting that our new! y acquired list of readers will enjoy The Democrat
and that they will find as much news in this paper as they were getting before,
Tuesday evening, February 10th,
Carl Evans of Elmwood and Miss
Grace Eyer were united in marriage at
the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Chas. Eyer pf Eyerdale,
Hev. Kroeker, pastor of the Baptist
Promptly at 8:30 o'clock, while Mrs.
G. Casteel played the beautiful Lohen-
grin wedding march, the bridal couple
took their position before the minister,
who, in uniting this happy couple for
life, used the full ring marriage cere-
mony of the Baptist Church, which
was beautiful throughout.
Miss Irma Sprague was biidesmaid
and Leighton Eyer was groomsman.
After the pretty service an elaborate
wedding supper was served to the
many relatives and friends present,
the tables being daintly decorated for
the occasion. The wedding cake was
a creation of beauty in decoration by
the deft hands of Mrs. Walter Eyer.
Mr. and Mrs. Evans will be at home
about March 15th at their new home
..ear Como, and as they are social fav-
orites and very highly esteemed young
people their residence in that com-
munity will be warmly welcomed.
They are receving hearty congratula-
tions from all who know thsm on this
happy event and will carry with them
the very best wishes of all for a long
and happy wadded life.
Doings at Valley View
Valley . View Literary Society was
treated to patriotic speaking Febru-
ary 22d. T. J. Eldredge, secretary
of the Ellis county Council of De-
fense; John A. Spohn, county judge;
County Superintendent Ayers and
Roy Wilcox of Beaver, Okla., were
In attendance as visitors.
The Literary Society enjoyed the
speaking by the visitors named and
much good was accomplished.
A large crowd was in attendance
and expressed themselves as needing
this line of work very much. It is
hoped by many that they may enjoy
and take part in another such meet
Ing as Uncle Sam needs every one of
us to encourage, ^rork and help or-
ganize the greatest move ever set on
foot to make our well organized gov-
ernment solid from the school dis-
trict to Washington.
As a speaker said, there would Of
but three steps when Council of De
fense work was established, those
steps being first from school district
to county from county to state and
state to Washington. So hurrah for
Uncle Sam and his great plan of
getting in such direct touch with his
children in this time of great need.
Free Fair Assn. Meeting
The executive committee of the
Beaver County Free Fair Association
met at Beaver Saturday afternoon
with P. P. Frysinger, chairman-
Charles Eyer of Riverside, M. A.
Shuler of Gray, Ernest Slocum of
Elmwood and J. W. Couch of Beaver
present. U. W. Kent or Dombey was
Following is the minutes of the
On motion, the proposition of
Beaver City for locating the fair al
Beaver City, which proposition wa:
made and taken under advisement at
the last meeting, was taken up foi
After some discussion the commit-
tee adjourned to view the tract of
lalid upon which It is proposed to lo
cate said fair, and after carefully
viewing same, and after full consid
eration, it was moved and seconded
that said tract of land, being that
located in Beaver City, and lying
north of the Light plant and east of
the Equity feed yard, is not suitable
for use as a fair ground. Said mo
tion was carried by unanimous vote
of all members present.
On motion, duly seconded, the sai("
proposition for locating the Fret
County Fair, on the above described
tract of land in Beaver City, was re
jeoted by vote of all members pres
Motion was made, and duly sec
onded, that- the executive committee
of the Beaver County Free Fair As
sociation, has now before it no prop
osition for the locating of said Free
County Fair, under the provisions of
the statute, and that said executive
committee is now in position to con
sider propositions for locating sai(
fair from any town or community in
Beaver county under Section 11, of
the Oklahoma Free Fair Law.
After due discussion, said motion
was carried by unanimous vote of all
members present, and the secretary i>
further ordered to publish a copy of
these proceedings in the county
papers of Beaver county.
P. P. FRYSINGER, Chairman
ERNEST SLOCUM, Secretary
M. A. SHULER,
J. W. COUCH.
The next meeting of the executive
committee of the Fair Association will
be held in the court house in Beaver
on Saturday, March 9, 1918.
With this issue we suspend publica-
tion of the Beaver County Republican.
It is with deep regret that we take
this step, but we do not take it because
we have to for we can keep it going
just as long as we desire. The fact is
while we have not been making any
money fur some time we have always
made a living with the paper, but with
the coming of the railroad in the Pan-
handle many of our business men will
move there, and as a most attractive
proposition has been offered me in
another place I have concluded to ac-
cept it. The paper has just entered
upon its 13th year and while we would
rather have turned it over to some one
else than to discontinue it, I have not
found a buyer so far. There are many
ties that bind me to Beaver County,
for 1 was among the first "Pumkpin
Rollers" to locate here and I have
went through all of the hard knocks
incident to a new country. It is here
that I had the misfortune to lose my
wife and later on my little grand-
daughter and in leaving here I leave
behind my daughter and her husband,
the only real tie that makes any real
pleasure in life to me. Besides that
I have a host of true friends here as
any man ever had and it causes me
real sorrow to leave them, but 1 be-
lieve that financially I am making a
I have made arrangements with the
Beaver City Democrat to furnish that
paper to all of those that have paid in
advance for this and as the Democrat
publishes all the news of the county
seat they will find the paper valuable.
The Democrat will not only carry out
all paid in advance subscriptions but
will collect all subscription accounts
due the Beaver County Republican.
With best wishes to one and all and
hoping you will enjoy long life and
prosperity, I bid you all farewell.
Harvey W. Hiil.
— Beaver County Republican.
Had A Fine Rally
The Sunday School Rally held at
Union Star schoolhouse, southwest of
Beaver last Sunday, was in every wtty
a success. Judge Spohn, Mr. and Mrs.
Barrow, Miss Nellie Evans, Rev.
Perkins and Rev. Chester were among
the number present. Judge Spohn
gave a splendid talk on ' How to build
up a Sunday School." After the
morning program, well filled baskets
were opened and a fine dinner was en-
joyed by everyone. Rev. Perkins gave
a splendid address in the afternoon,
and everyone returned home happy
after a well-spent day.
•'His Sweethearts and Her Sweet-
hearts," is the title of a play to be
at the Globe, March 4th, by the Music
Club, the proceeds of which are to be
given to the Red Cross.
Year's Profit $74 50
Following are a few facts concerning
the record of a Holstein cow belonging
to Joe Hodge of this city, which Ib as
good a showing as ever came to our
notice. This is the record of a grade
Holstein, which Mr. Hodge purchased
from Jones & Peckham a year ago:
Cost of cow ... $12f>.00
Milk sold ..
Less cost .
. 72. (Ml
Year's profit $ 74.50
Cow will be fresh again soon.
The Poland China Hog
A few reasons why the Poland
China breed is popular among
breeders, stockmen and farmers:
A carload of Poland Chinas aver-
aging 305 pounds at 10 months old,
topped the market at Omaha, Feb.
•ftt ' the National Western Stock
show fn Denver 25 Poland China
barrows sold for 33 cents per pound,
averaging 268 pounds, or $88.44 per
head, at 7 months old or under.
Carter & VanDeventer of Mexico,
Mo., sold at auction 41 head of Pol-
and China brood sows for $28,020,
averaging $683.40 per head.
Peter Mouw of Orange City, Iowa,
sold a Poland China boar for $6,600,
the highest price ever paid for a hog.
At the National Swine show in
Omaha, Neb., the Poland Chinas of-
ficially weighed outweighed all other
The Poland China has been bred
for 50 years and is past the experi-
If you are looking for some of the
popular'hogs, come and see my herd
of Poland Chinas. I have been buy-
ing stock from the corn belt in the
north (the home of the best hogs),
and from old breeders with 40 years'
The most popular blood lines and
some of the most prominent breeder's
names appear on the pedigrees of my
BLUE VALLEY FARM.
M. A. SHULER, Gray, Okla.
A Safe and Sound
If it were possible to use
any greater precaution in making this
bank a sound financial institution, we
certainly would have done so.
Organized as it is under the stringent National
laws, every transaction must meet the approval of the
constituted authorities who regularly inspect its books.
In addition to this, our directors and officers are men
of sound business judgment and of the highest integ-
rity. The funds of the bank are invested in only
sound conservative securities to insure absolute safety
to the depositoi. Your account is solicited.
Firit National Bank
Beaver, \ Oklahoma
and nearly a total loss, but the worst
of all is they carried no insurance.
This could not happen to you if you
Insured Against Fire
in one of our reliable companies. When
you learn how small a sum is require
to pay the premium on a policy for
one year, you surely ought never take
the chance of the troubles of this poor
Business Men Behind It
The business men of Beaver have
gotten patriotically behind the War
Savings campaign in this county
by paying for the advertising space in
this paper. A few ads will be run
each week, urging the purchase of
War Savings and Thrift Stamps. H.
D. Truax and A. L. Folsom & Co. are
contributing ads this week. Read
M. A. Shuler, well known breeder of
pure bred Poland China hogs, got in
another splendid addition to his herd
last week. It was' a two year bred
sow, weighing about 450 pounds, which
was one of the tops of H. Fessmyer's
recent sale at Carmda, Iowa. Mr.
Shuler is having a good demand for his
stuff. A statement concerning his
herd is published elsewhere in this
The substantial men of coming
years will be those who formed the
saving habit in their youth. Start
with a Thrift Stamp today.
Valley View Items
J. N. Hoover butchered hogs last
Tuesday, February 26th.
The people of this community have
been working the roads.
E. D. Eis of Valley View Farm just
completed a new cement bridge, by his
Rev. Perkins is holding a protracted
meeting at Capital View Church now.
Several men from Beaver attended
the literary at Valley View last Friday
Miss Elsia Eis visited ^Valley View
school last week.
John Hilton got his arm hurt while
cranking a ford last Friday morning.
Miss Lizzie Brock was in LaKemp
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hoover attended
the meeting at Bethany last Saturday
Dell Campbell is driving a ford now-
A good rain would be a welcome
guest in this neighborhood.
Hurt In Auto Accident
Mrs. B. S. Derthick of Forgan was
severely hurt in an automobile accident
near Ivanhoe Saturday night. Mr. and
Mrs. Derthick, Mrs. Brent Lewis and
Miss Jessie Hoefer, one of the teach-
ers in the Forgan schools, were in the
car at the time of the accident, which
happened just east of John Sims place
on the Kiowa. In going down the hill
approaching the bridge accross the
Kiowa, something went wrong with
the car and Mr. Derthick was un-
able to make the turn .and the car ar.d
its occupants went over an eight foot
embankment with a barb wire fencp
at the bottom. Mrs. Derthick and
Miss Hoefer received severe cuts from
the broken windshield and wire. Sev-
eral stitches were required for the
cuts Mrs. Derthick received. VJiss
Hoefer went on to Woodward where
she was called on account of the death
of a relative, having received the
message too late to take the train that
morning at Forgan. Mr. and Mrs.
Derthick and Mrs. Lewis went to La-
Verne and returned to Forgan on the
railroad Sunday night.
Market prices on the Kansas City
Livestock Market, Monday of this
week, were as follows: Cattle, $13.40;
Hogs, $17.60; Sheep, $16.46.
St. Paul Agency
I have the best Farm Loan proposition in Beaver county
See me before closing any loan
H. N. LAWSON Oklahoma
We Want Business
$1500 In One Day
County Attorney C. F. Twyford,
who has been appointed chairman of
the War Savings and Thrift Stamps
Committee, secured approximately
$1,500.00 pledges for VI ar Savings
Stamps in just a short while Monday.
Practically everybody soliciated enlist-
ed in the army of savers.
Corporai Hu^h Winn came in from
Camp Travis for a few days visit with
relatives and friends at LaKemp. He
is greatly pleased with the training he
is getting at Travis and will be readv
to return as soon as his ten days are
up. Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Lehman of La-
Kemp met him at the train at Forgan.
An error crept into this paper last
week, which certainly had no business,
but it got there just the same. The j
announcement of the revival meetings
of the Baptist church was announced J
to begin March 2Rth and it should have
read February 28th. They begin to- ,
night and continue indefinitely. You ,
are invited to attend.
Either myself or deputy will be in
my office at Beaver all the time from
now oq to take assessmeets.
Frank SHockly, Assessor
This bank wants more business and is not back-
ward about asking for it. The larger our business,
the stronger our bank and the better facilities we
have to offer.
We are building up one of the strongest, most
progressive, and reliable banks in this part of the
state. Fair dealing, courteous treatment, honest
service, security, accommodation, all these things
are at your service. We invite you to open an ac-
count with us. The bigger the business the better
the service. That's why we are anxious to grow.
Bank of Beaver City
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