The Cimarron News. (Boise City, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 1, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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THE: CIMARRON MEWS.
RGSCOL C. THOMAS. Editor and Publisher.
Entered at the Boise City, Oklahoma, postoffice, under the Act f March 3rd
for transrrvssion through tho mail* as second-class matter.
Official paper for Cimarron county; official paper for Land Notices;
■irffan farmers Union; only county seat paper. Independent Polllcally
ISSUED EVERY THURSDAY, $1.00 PER YEAR
OVERLAND FROM BEAVER TO CLAYTON
We are serious about the proposition of an improved highway
from Clayton via Boise Cit.v and Guymon to Beaver City and For-
Kan The more vv«* study the mutter the greater possibilities we see
lor such a road We mean sueh a road us would make motor travel
possible year in and year out
It woulil give us daily auto mail service between those points.
It would give us daily aulo passenger service between those
points at a grtntly reduced price
It would give us motortruck package and freight service,
It would make it possible to haul larger loads of grain and
broomcorn out and larger loads of coal and lumber back.
It would most likely give us an up to date phone system along
the i luht <if w;\y.
It would cause settlement along the route and increase land val
It would turn a large portion of the Oklahoma Colorado tour
ist truffle through ti-is waj *
Woodward and Woods counties would likely become interested
and extend tho road on to Alva thus connecting us directly by auto
road with the state caoital
It would create a community interest among the three Pan-
hanote counties as would nothing else.
It would help the town of Clayton.
H would help the town of Boise City.
it woujd help the town of Guymon
It would help the town of Beaver City,
it would help the town of Forgan and W. F & N lv. R.
it would help the country for miles on each side of the route
in between those points.
Wuat would it cost to build? We don't know But it would
cost practically nothing as compared with the benefit derived. I<
does not cost a great deal to maintain the Santa Fe trail through
Kansaa and Colorado and it turns thousands of people through the
towns alwug the route every year that would never see the country
were it not for that auto thoroughfare. Such a road as we propose
would do the same thing for the Panhandle towns and counties.
Three fouiths of the route could be made into a good road by
merely ditching the right of way and drawing the dirt from the
ditches to the middle of the road. A amall expense would main-
tain it by providing a lotof split-log drags and having it drag-
ged after rains Crude oil is cheap. It may be practical and eco
nonncal to oil the road bed. They do in California and Kansas.
The oil turns the water so that they never become muddy, and it
allays the dust in,dry weather
The first cost of construction, under the Oklahoma laws, could be
met by either direct taxes or by bond issue. A direct tax would
place the burden upon the present population while the bond issue
would distribute the burden over a long term of years and make
those who use the road in after years pay for part of the benefits.
It should be possible to secure a state appropriation to aid in the
construction so that the burden would noc be heavy upon the coun-
ties and it wouid not be necessary to issue bonds.
Arrangements will be made at an early date to have a highway
engineer go over the route and estimate the first cost of construe
The commercial clubs of the towns and the farmers along the
route would perhaps 'donate a considerable portion of the work.
The commercial clubs will have to provide the preliminary expense
and get the proposition up in a definite shape befor° any aid can be
expected from the legislature or the county authorities.
Boise City and community needs such a road more than any
other place is why we are starting the agitation for the road here.
We expect Clayton, Guymon, and Beaver to line up and support it
enthusiastically because it will mean increased business for those
towns. It will mean an increase of business for Boise City, but
Boise City needs it as a matter of necessity and convenience.
Think it over- Before the legislature meets we will probably
circulate petitions asking the legislature to make an appropriation
for such a project. In the meantime we will furnish all the infor-
mation on the subject obtainable and
other counties make on it.
Guymon will hoid a three days dry farming congress and ex-
position on October 21 to 24. We will probably get together there
and agree on a uniform campaign of promotion, should the other
counties favor the idea.
Anyway, think it over. Build the road in your own mind and
then try to figure out the benefits it would bring Jto the country.
You wont think of all of them, but it will help you to just think
it is bad enough for communities back in the old states to
stagnate, vegitate, standstill or retrograde Herein the West we
must progres if we expect to survive and induce others to come-
If we cannot build a railroad, we MUST build a motor road.
Again, think it over.
Mr. and Mr« G, A. Miller of
Garlington were in town Wednes
day in their Rtndebaker They
r> t urnr d a ww k or two ago fr"in
Kiiu'sdown. Kan., where Mr
Miller owns a threshing rig and
has been runuing it through the
summer. They bought the $tu
semi-official | deb.,Uer while down there in
The fall shipment of Monkey
Ward catalogues arrived at the
local postottice last week and
filled several sacks. The rural
carrier delivered 35 on his route
Saturday Cimarron county
niu*t be a good field for the mail
ord«T houses judging by toe
number of catalogues sent here
Whenever You Neea a Central Tonic
The 01<1 Standard Grove's Tastelcs<i
chill Tonic is equally valuable an a
General Tonic because it contains tli<-
well known tonic propertiesofQUININ'H
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
out Malaria, Enriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. 50 cents.
Only One "IJROMO QUININE"
To get the scnuine, call (or full same, I,AXA
I'lvy BKOMO QU1NINH. LoukforKik'nattireof
W. GROVK. Cure* a Col,l in One Day. Stops
lough aud licadaclie and woika off cold. 25c
Building operations In Okmulgee
now total $175,000 and the city clalmB
to lead the entire utate.
About eighty bules of cotton have
been ginned during the present season
Work will be started at once on
the bonded warehouse for Seminole.
The first warehouse will hold 1,000
hales of cotton, and others will be
built as demand requirts.
A suburbt.n electric road will be
constructed from Cushing to Drum-
right, according to the Cushing Inde-
pendent, which says that the contract
for the construction work has already
Claude Cox, 23. was killed; Walter
Buckley was fatally injured, and Jess
Works was also hurt by being run
riown by extra freight train No. 722,
between Seneca and Wyandotte one
night last week.
Citizens of Clinton, by,a majority
of eight voteB, have rejected tha com-
mission form of government. Had the
charter been adopted affairs of the
city would have been In charge of a
The townships in LePlore county,
including the city of Poteau, have
authorized bond issues aggregating
$47,000, to be used In new road work,
which Is to begin as soon as the
necessary preliminary arrangements
Every merchant in Ada has pur-
chased a bale of cotton, in response to
the buy-a-bale-of-cotfon" movement
which is sweeping the country. Many
of the Ada merchants have placard-
ed their cotton with signs reading
"i0 cents per pound" and placed the
bales in front of their stores.
Pupils of the Madill hlghschool
have joined the Madill "Buy-a-Bale-of-
A MESSAGE FROM AN
OLD FRIEHD IN VIRGINIA
Hilton, Va, Sept. 19, 1UM.
I thought f would drop you a
line fioui the Mother of Slates, i
left Cimarron county on August
J0th und landed at Cameron, Mo.,
on tho 13th. While there I vis
ited J. E fiellomyand C. T. Lind
sey and family, remaining in that
vicinity two weeks and left there
for Mexico, Mo., to visit Dr. Bel-
louiy and family until Sep. 9, then
fo St. Louis, Mo., tlieu via Big 4
to Indianapolis, Ind, thence to
Cincinnafti. ().. then through Ken
tucky toJAppalachiu. Va., and then
via the V. S VV. through the nut
ural tunnel to Hilton, Va. to my
brother's Rev. Bellomy. who had a
paralytic stroke the first of Novem
her and found hiin able to hobble
on his stick to an appointment ii
miles away, I heard him preach
one time more and found him and
his wife all alone both invalids
and both 1'i years old, ami notwi'h
•Handing brother's age and niHic
tion. his intellectual power is as
clear aud strong as at .">0 years of
age. He is an ordained Elder in
the M. E. church. When I
reached my native state, Virginia,
1 found her in one of the hardeBt
fought campaigns that she has been
in for years over the quefion of
liscenced saloons or state wide
prohibition. Aud tomorrow the
wets and drys will measure arms
at the polls.
Referring again to my trip, while
there are reasonable crops all
along the line of travel, consider-
ing the country 1 saw, nothing
compared with the crops in old
Cimarron county, Okla., and my
advice to young men and boys is
to consider well before thinking of
leaving western Oklahoma. Now,
dear editor, i aui in the midst of
the ouutains and I am sending
you a few chinquapins. Now Ros-
coe these are not to play with, but
to eat. If this does not find its
way to the waste basket, you can
put it in your paper and send it to
me with this issue to Hilton, Va.
Route 1, and I will settle later.
J. T. Bellomy.
Now is the time to put in the window
lights that have been broken. We have a
Any glass bought from us will be packed
and crated so that it can be hauled out on
any freight wagon without danger of being
broken. Send us your orders.
R. H. KEMP, TEXHOMA
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL,
Hon. John S. Harris, the re had about a hundred acres this
publican nominee for district time and has been pulkng'all fall
judge was out from Guymon for and has to thresh and bale yet.
a short time Tuesday and was in He ligures with kaftirand maize
his usual good spirits, but says at 80c to $1.20 per cwt he can
he is going to need every vote he | make;more money on them than
. . Cotton" club and purchased a 550-
l eport the progress the pound bale at the stipulated price of
10 cents per pound. The bale was on
exhibition at the Oklahoma State Fair,
after which it will be stored in the Ma-
dill warehouse and held for 15 cents
Charged with assault to kill, Officer
J. A. McCarter of the Tahlequah po<
lice force, conducted his own defense^
in the district court at Tahlequah, se-
curing an almost immediate verdict
of acquittal. Although urged to em-
ploy counsel, McCarter refused and
several offers of legal assistance were
declined by him. McCarter shot and
seriously wounded Cook Still some
months ago while acting in an official
R, L. Williams
Henry S. Johnston
For State Senator
Dr. J. W. Risen
For County Judge
M. W. Pugh
For Court Clerk
<1. W. Shireman
For County Clerk
J. A. Ellis
D. N. (Pole) Wood
For Countv Treasurer
C. O. Taylor
For County Superintendent
™ M.E WILDER SIT
I carrv a select line of Caskets, burial robes
and goods at both Elkhart and Boise City and
will answer all calls either day or night. ~
Pianos and Organs at Factory Prices
THE CIMARRON COUNTY
ean get. He may make it unani
mous—but here is betting our
typewriter to a row of doughnut
holes that he has Jmore votes go
throw away than will be polled
in Cimarron county by both par-
ties. We might support him
ourselves but for the reasen that
Judge Crow claims that he
would have lost the county in the
primary had it not been for the
Mews supporting Anderson.
We have always regarded a
good watermelon as the master
piece of the world of nature and
a man that has the largeness of
heart to voluntarily part with
one must be a mighty good man,
for that reason we just now think
an awful lot of the goodness of
our friend Denton Nichols be-
cause he left three of as tine
• •nes as the world ever saw at
this office Friday and wouldn't
take a cent for them, said he had
them rotting in the patch and we
were entirely welcome. We have
been looking like a snake that
swallowed an egg ever since, but
we still think be is a mighty
R. D. Henshaw says he is
through raising broomcorn. He
broomcorn and will go in entirely
for those crops hereafter. They
are a lot easier taken care of than
broomcorn Hand at those prices
will generally tigure out more to
the acre than broomcorn does
one year with another.
E. H. (Lige) Mizer came in
Thursday for a visit and perhaps
to stay. "An old penny will re
turn, etc '' Lige used to enter-
tain the settlers here in the early
days by reciting St. Peter at the
Gate, at the school house and
neighboring meetings. He has
been down in eastern Oklhoma
and across the line in Missouri
for the past live years.
Notice to Creditors
All persons having claims
against Albert Klepzi?, deceased,
are required to present the same,
with the necessary vouchers, to the
uuders-'gned administrators at
Boise City, Oklahoma within four
months from the date hereof, or
the same will be forever barred.
In witness whereof I have here-
unto set my hand thin 28th day of
1. E. Hill,
Assessed valuation of all property
in Oklahoma City was $69,322,088 for
1914. In 1896 the valuation was re-
corded at $1,505,312. By 1902 values
had increased to only $2,812,910 and
as late as 1905 the amount had reached
only $4,715,154. Prom this on to 1907
values climbed steadily. In 1909 and
1910 tremendous increases were made.
Since then increases have been grad-
ually made until the enormous total of
1914 was reached.
Oil rren operating in the Yale field
are Inclined to treat lightly the sug-
gestion raadf- at the recent oil men's
convention that Governor Truce call
out the state militia if necessary to
curtail oil developments in Oklahoma.
Local operators say that they will
not oppose the commission's ruling,
but after having tested their .veils
will await a better market before sell-
ing Operators here say that in the
meantime they will build storage tanks
in which to take care of surplus pro-
John McOuIre. dope fiend, is being
held in the Alva jail, suffering from
the effects of a prolonged use of drugs.
McGutre, while on a train en route to
Alva, recently, attacked a party of
three ministers. Rev. Dodd of Enid.
Rev. W. M. Hutchinson of Henela and
Rev. F. O. Seamons. McGuire struck
Rev. Dodd on the cheek and hit Rev.
Hutchinson in the mouth. The minis-
ters were in route to Alva for the pur-
pose of installing in the local pastor-
ate. Rev. G. W. Anderson, when the
For County Surveyor
G. W. Ghllis
For Commissioner Harrieon Twp.
J. T. Brown
of Cleveland Township
J. U. Sbugart
of Willowbar Township
R. C. Gilmer
ARE THE VERY
BEST ON EARTH
R. W. Isaacs, SfeWSSS!
Dick T. Morgan.
For District Judge 19th Dist.
JOHN S. HARRIS
For county attorney
I. E. HILL
S. G. Simpson
For county treasurer
W. P, MILLER
For County Superintendent;
CARL W. ENGLISH
For countv assessor
S. E. POTTER
For County Clerk,
V. H. Ray,
For Court Clerk
E. B. McMalum
For county commissioner
F. B. CAVIS
of Cleveland township
L. H. Hood
Fire and Lightning
Are not respectors of property rights and
consume a staggering amount every year.
Fire Insurance is not a gamle or specula-'
tion but a necessary business precaution and'
a legitimate investment.
The Old Reliable
Fire and Marine Insuranee Co.
writes general farm policy at a very low
and oti reasonable terms of payment,
John F. Graham
mds Magazine to Dec. 1st
:as Farm and Ranch Dec. 1st
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