The Hobart Republican. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 9, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE HOBART REPUBLICAN.
HOBART, KIOWA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY Q, 1UI2.
DISTRICT COURT IS
NOW IN SESSION
Nothing but Non-Jury Cases to
Heard This Term -Grand Jury
The May term of the District court
wns convened hi 9o'clock Monday morn-
ing by Judge James K. Tolbert.
The morning session wuh consumed in
calling the dockot for default judge-
Owing to the lack of fuuds to meet
the expenses of a petit jury nothing is
to be tried at this term except non-jury
cases or cases in which juries are waiv
The number of such oases is not large
and the court will probably not be in
•ossion longer than ten days or two
A grand jury was impanelled at the
afternoon session and given the usual
instruction by the court.
Judge Tolbert stated that he would
not have ordered the summoning of a
grand jury at the present term but for
the petition which was filed three or
four months ago, giving as his reasons
for not desiring the jury's services at
the present time the lack of money in
the treasury available for such purposes.
All grand jurors but one had been
summoned and put in their appearance
at the designated hour.
After hearing all the legal excuses
which were presented, the court selec
ted the following as the grand jury:
W. H. Roush, P, E. Foltz, Frank
Thayer, G. W. Finley, Ford Babock,
all of Hobart: W. K. Adams, A, B.
Slaybough, of Mountain Park; S. A.
Parnell, I). E. McBride, J. M. Bald-
ridge of Mountain View: Edward Al-
bright of Gotebo, and J. L. Shew, of
D, E. McBride was selected as fore-
After instructing the grand jury the
court called the dockot to pass on
motions and demurrers, which consumed
ttie remainder of the afternoon session
At the morning session of court the
following cases were called and judg-
ment rendered by default:
First National Bank vs. McGuire
Oklahoma Farm Mortgage Co. vs. Os-
born et al.
Chandler vs. Tuttle et al.
Mann vs. Wenderott.
G. J. Helena vs. O. H. Shejton.
Planters State Bank vs. VV. O. Shel-
The Stinson Mercantile Co. vs. Frank
B. M. Lovelace vs. Joseph Chokan ana
In the case of C. L. Johnson vs. Jo-
seph W. Stinson, an insane person, and
Scott Stinson, guardian, D. S. Woltinger
was appointed guardian nd litem.
N. B. Shanks vs. Guaranty Title Co.
Passed by consent.
FrickCo. vs. Snyder Ice and Storage
Co. Defendaat allowed 20days to plead.
Lula Maude Banard vs. William
Banard, an action for divorce, set for
hearing May 20.
Thorne as. Ratliff et. al.
LOSS COMPARATIVELY SLI6HT
The hailstorm which visited the west-
ern part of Kiowa and Washita counties
last Friday evening, while unusually
hard, did not injure growing crops to
the extent anticipated, in fact, the
damage is comparatively slight except
in a very narrow path.
The ground was soft and yielding from
heavy rains, which probably accounts
for the slight damage to wheat and oats.
These are the only crops which were en-
Corn and all forage crops were too
small to be affected, and cotton was not
up; so, upon the whole, the damage, ac-
cording to the reports of those wljo
have visited the storm stricken district
will be comparatively insignificant.
In some fields of very early wheat and
oats t he loss will prove more pronounced,
but there were not enpugh of these to
affect the crop even in the storm's wake.
THE CLASS PLAY
WAS A SUCCESS
"The Girl from L Triangle Ranch,'
which the seniors ol the Hobart high
school put on at the Opera house
Thursday uight was a decided success
in every way. It furnished entertain-
ment that was real, and those who
par:icipated in the play as well as those
HEAVY HAILSTORM GRADUATING GLASS
SWEEPS COUNTRY RECEIVE DIPLOMAS
Crops in Many Places Are Beaten Exercises Attract Large Audience—
the Earth and Totally
Hon. J. C. Monett of Norman De-
livers Notable Address.
Late Friday afternoon a storm gather-; The graduating exercises of the Ho-
ed in the southwest and followed rather I burt High School, havingbotyi postponed
closely the trail of the cyclone which • Friday rveniug on account of the storm,
Uid waste tho country west of this city | was hold Salurdaj night in the opera
last Saturday. The cloud.* were so house. Thirteen, nine girls and four
threatening that the people took time boys, received their diplomas.
by the forelock and kept as near places The musical numbers, furnished by
of safety as circumstances would per
Everybody was on the look out and
when the blaok drapery from the clouds
of the northwest began to approach the
horizon everybody felt that another
cyclone was laying waste the country
But their fears were not fully realized
However, a windstorm followed by
heavy rain and hail visited the district
question and did considerable
Several houses and barns were over-
turned by the wind and crops in many
places were litterally cut to pieces.
The heaviest part of the rain and hail
was in the vicinity of Retrop and
Sentinel, where a flood of water fell to
say nothing of a hailstorm that laid
under whose guidance and instruction v ste a large district.
it was prepared are entitled to much
This evening the graduating exercises
will be held at the opera house, and
from the preparations that have been
made the event will be a treat.
DOUBLE PAYMENT PROBABLE
DISTRICT COURT NOTES.
L. L. Burns of Lone Wolf was the
only grand juror of the list upon whom
service could not be secured. He had
left the country.
O. N. Stallsworth of Lone Wolf was
excused from jury service Monday be-
cause of the cyclone. Besides receiying
personal injuries his property was
destroyed making his presence at homo
Lon Poling was excused from serving
on the grand jury because of his losses
in the recent cyclone. He is busy at
home replacing his buildings.
Those who failed to get a job as
grand jurors are the cheerful ones. Not
many men like to serve on a jury in the
springtime, when they are needed at
hqme or when fishing is good.
Oklahoma City, May 4—Interesting
developments from several angles seem
likely when the application of the state
board,of equalization for authority to
issue refunding bonds for 82,870,504.62
to take up outstanding state warrants,
comes up for hearing Tuesday in the
One feature which adds interest to
the proceeding is that Governor Lee
Cruce, Secretary of State Hen F. Har-
rison and State Treasurer Robert Dun-
lop, who swore to the petition, stated
that there was no money in the state
treasury to pay these warrants, while
the monthly report of the state treas-
urer under date of March 30 shows that
there was at that time $1,161,176.38 in
the general revenue fund for the fiscal
year ending June 30,1911, the year fer
which all of the warrants covered by
this application were issued.
Another is the fact that the same
court which is to hear the application
issued a peremptory writ of mandamus
last summer requiring the state board of
equalization to make a levy to take care
of the deficiency for the previous year,
which is the same year ending June 30,
1011. An appeal was taken. |If the
lower court is sustained the board will
have the bond9, deficiency levy and
money now in the treasury to pay the
same set of warrants.
BIG ELK COMMITTEE
There was but little wind at these
points, consequently the damage to
buildings was not great, but crops were
beaten into the ground and totally
J. D. Morse was at Retrop when tbo
storm struck, and he says the hail has
done great damage. The path he says,
was four or five miles broad, but he
could not state as to the distance it
traversed the country. The storm
lasted for two hours, and the hail
literally covered the face of the earth to
a depth of several inohes when it ceased
falling. The whole country, he further
stated, was inundated. Crops in the
storm'spath wore totally destroy.^. '
S. A. Whittington received Saturday
morning a telephone message from his
son-in law, J. M. Sewell, who lives west
of Sentinel five or six mile's and says the
hailstorm there was frightful destroying
all crops in its path. Mr. Sewell stated
that his crop was a total loss.
The hail and rain at Sentinel and bet-
ween here and there were severe, doing
The wind blew a perfect gale seven
miles to the northwest destroying a
number of houses and barns. Hail and
rain accompanied the windstorm and in
many places completely ruined all crops.
Herbert Howl lost his house and barn
a week ago, in the cyclone, and Friday
the hail destroyed his urop. So he is
now homeless and without a crop,
Many others are in a similar condition,
for the hail seems to have followed in a
general way the trail of the cyclone and
added more distress to the tornado
Miss Mabello Belcher and the Girls'
Chorus, were well rendered and highly
enjoyed by all present.
Miss MyraMurphy, the class salutato-
rian, read the class prophecy. This
production was artistically composed,
well rendered, and abounded in spark-
ling wit and humor.
The valedictorian, Miss Louise Cline,
gave an oration on the subject: "Vires
Acquirimus Faciendo" (we gain strength
by doing). The production wa9 clearly
outlined, necurately worded and admi-
The auiln S3 to the class was given by
J. C. Monnett, dean of the law depart-
ment of th" Oklahoma Uaiversity. li s
discourse on the subject, "My Five Foot
Shelf, ' was a masterful one, dealing in
the most classical manner with the mas-
terpieces m literature.
Hon. John T. Hays, representing the
board of education, delivered the diplo-
mas with an interesting and appropriate
1 THE fLOOO SITUATION IN LOUISIANA
Large sections of fifteen parishes, or
townships, WM.stof th > Mis*ippi river are
under water; four other parishes hav«
some water and nre bound to get more
Practically 100,000 people jij that ter-
ritory have been driven from their
homes, and motor boats and skill's are
being used to mh. im thom. About a
dozen lives have been lost.
Every day bring* stories of suffering
and of heron- rescues, .if new sections
inundated by tho waters from the
crevasses in the levees of tbo big river
already made. The fuuds that will be
required to take care of the refugees,
many for months perhaps, cannot be ex
pressed in a few hundreds of thousands
of dollars. This presents a big problem
which Louisiana and Mississippi ably
and generously assisted by the federal
government, are grappling with.
MRS, J. D. FRAD
Charged With Selling Liquor-
What lo Do With Her a Pus-
TRAIN IS DERAILED
Says Taft Is Entitled to Them — '
Am Standing for Certain Great
Principles," He Says,
THE STATE LAYS
CLAIM TO UNO
A committee was down from Big Elk
Wednesday to make arrangements with
the Chamber of Commerce to furnish
such supplies as were needed for the
They returned to make a list of the
things needed and will be back tomor-
row to get them.
Beds, bed clothing and such things
are in the greatest demand. The Cham-
ber of Commerce purchased a number
of such things and supplied those who
made application therefore.
Up to the present time the Chamber
of Commerce has taken care of twenty
three families who were deprived of
their homes by the cyclone.
HIS LOST SON
The funeral of O. Z. Pyle. who died at
Marlow. Tuesday, and whose remains
arrived here Wednesday evening over
the Rock Island, was held at the Chrio-
I tian church Thursday morning at 10
o'clock, Rev. F. K. Hargrove conducting
' , the services.
May 2—Through j Under the auspices of the W. O. W.
camp the body was interred at the city
cemetery following the services at the
The Republican is in receipt of a
circular letter from George Joseph of
Lackawanna, New York, seeking in-
formation of bis seven-year-old son
Joseph, who disappeared from his home
Oct. 12, 1911, at about the time a band
of Gipsies left the vicinity. The lad
speaks English and Syrian and is given
to singing and whistling.
Oyster Bay, N. V„ May 1.—Mr. Roose-
velt is to renounced his claim to the
eight delegates at large to the Republi-
can national convention elected for him
in Massachusetts yesterday.
He telegraphed them that he would
expect them to vote for President Taft,
taking this action, he said, because of
the fact that President Taft carried the
state on the presidential preferential
Mr. Roosevelt announced his decision
in a statement, copies of which be tele-
graphed to each of the eight delegates
at large elected yesterday.
At nine o'clock Saturday night while
running at a speed of twenty miles an
hour, the southbound Frisco passenger
train was ditched two and one half miles
north of Cordell, all the coaches anil the
tender being derailed, the enginej alone
remaining on the trar-k. The accident
was due to the spreading of the rails.
Tho conduotor walked back to Bessie
and made report. Two relief trains were
at. once dispatched to the scene of
trouble, one going from Snyder and the
other from Bessie.
None of the passengers were injured
and all were taken back to Bessie as
soon as the first relief train arrived. The
company gave them special attention
and made them as comfortable as the
fourteen hours' delay would permit.
The train with its passengers arrived
here Sunday morning about 11 o'clock.
Mrs I |). Frad who lives on South
Monroe street waH arrested Saturday
afternoon on a charge of selling whis-
key, shu litis befcn suspected by tbo
olllcers for several mouths but they
were unable to procure anyone to file
an information against her.
Three young men were seen Saturday
going to the barn where sho lives, and a
member of the sheriff's force sat up and
look notice. 1'ret.ty soon the defendant
also went t> the born.
The officer swoaped do*Vn upon tbein
unawares and placed all under arrest.
When searched, whiskey was found up-
on tho boys. The young men when re-
quested wore willing enough to file a
complaint against the woman.
She admits the sale, but what to do
with her is the question. If she is fined
and given a jail sentence her three chil-
dren will become a county charge. So
it seems as if to tine her would be only
another way of fining tho county.
The accused has a husband, but he
has a constitutional habit of violating
the law and spends most of his time
working out lines on the public high-
ways. When at large both engage in
the liquor traffic, against the peace and
dignity of the state.
EIGHTH GRADE EXAMINATION
The eighth grade examination will be
held on Thursday and Friday, May 16
•nd 17, at some places as in April.
Pupils wishing to take the same will go
where it is most convenient for them to
WEATHER OBSERVATIONS FOR APRIL
STORM DEJtTH LIST
IS INCREASED BY 18
SITUATION AT SENTINEL
The storm situation is getting better.
The contributions in cash and goods so
far will reach 11,500, and it is all used
as fast as received. More can be used.
Cordell sent 1,400 pounds of flour. Re-
ports from south of town show a worse
condition than was first reported.
The reason more deaths did not oo-
cur is because fhe people went into
storm caves. The "fraid" houses saved
them but the property and livestock
losses are heavy. A hundredjhouses are
in splinters or damaged in town.
ASTOR'S BODY ARRIVES
BRIN6 HIM IN
representatives of the state school land
department, the state today tiled claim
on 9,^00 acres of government land at
the local land office, claiming a large
total acreage still is due the state on
the grant of lands by congress.
The land just tiled upon lies in the !
old Lawton district and the most of iti fix-Governor C. N. Haskell is billed to
in Comanche county. It is said to be j speak here at the court house on May *
rou&b. ' at 8 o'clock at night.
Some one, presumably & boy, finds
ample time between sunset and sunrise
to write upon the walks of the city.
This writing is of a character which
should shame any one who lays any
claim whatever to respectability or de-
The most obscene language of which
the offender is capable of using is writ-
ten in the most publio places.
What makes the writing doubly cul-
pable is the use of the names of inno-
eent persons in a manner to bring them
Rhinebeck, May 2—The body of Col.
John Jacob Astor arrived at Ferncliff?,
t he Astor estate near this village, Thurs-
day afternoon and the funeral will take
place here at the church of Messiah at
12 o'clock Saturday.
Every flag in the village was at half
mast when the body arrived, accompani-
ed by Vincent Astor. A special train
will bring a large funeral party from
Temperature—Highest, 91 degrees on
25th: Lowest 33 degrees on 17th.
Greatest daily range 39 degrees on 24th.
Precipitation—Greatest in 24 hours
4.26 inches on 27th. Total for month
5.02 inches. Number of days with rain-
fall, 5. Number of clear days 7.
IS IN DEMAND
EXERCISES WERE POSTPONED
That the farmers in Kiowa county are
alive to their interests, goes without
saying. As soon as the fact became
known that a carload of pure Mebane
cotton seed was on the tracks here for
sale they began to make application for
such quantities as they needed. Already
350 bushels have been sold from the car,
and the season has just opened.
Pure seed is what they demand, and
when the opportunity to get them pre-
sents itself they are not slow to take
advantage of it.
The old plan of planting whatever is
most convenient has been discarded.
The best is the cheapest, and now they
are seeking the best of everything
Oklahoma City, May 3 -Information
has reached here tonight by way of
Altus, Ok., that eighteen people were
killed by the tornado which wiped out
the little town of Korn, Ok,, lust Satur-
day afternoon. Korn is in Washita
County and is about eighteen miles
away from a railroad. It is declared
that nearly every person in the town
suffered more or less injury. None of the
names of the dead have been learned.
According to the Altus report Mrs.
Wm. Spradlingand two children were
killed at Eldorado. Ok.
Work of clearing away the debris in
the ruined towns has been commenced,
property losses are being adjusted by
the insurance companies and the work
of rebuilding will commence at once.
There are many dependent families who
are being cared for by the charitable
citizens of the nearby towns.
Accepting the report from Korn a
true this adding the eighteen additional
deaths to the list heretofore reported,
the total number of fatalities in Okla-
homa was forty. The list is as follows:
Korn, 18: Butler, 6; Granite, 1; Hin-
ton, 1; Merritt, 1; Sentinel, 2, Hobart, S,
Lugert, 2; Rocky, 1; Calument, 3; El-
Seven deaths also occurred at Kirk-
land, Tex., due probably to the same
MOORE HOW ASSISTANT
THE POLITICAL CHOP
The threatening storm Friday evening
made it necessary to postpone the high
school graduating exercises to another
But few had the courage to venture to
the opera house, and they soon found
that the evening exercises could not be
1 held on acrount of the weather. The
V\ hoever the person is. male or f - news of the postponement was soon cir-
male, he or she deserves to be prosecu I culated and but few were disappointed,
ted. The officers of the city might take ! J. C. Monett. dean of the law depart-
a squint at certain parts of the town J ment of the Universitv of Oklahoma,
which the culprit frequents and bring j who was here to deliver the address to
him to the bar of justice. the graduating class, consented 10 re-
He is too indecent to be permitted to main over another day to peform that
remain at large in a civilized oommu 1 duty. So the exercises will be held this
■■'J* ' evening at the opera house.
Winter held on so long that the early
crop of politicians and office seekers
was practically a failure: but with
plenty of moisture in the ground and a
smiling sun overhead the second crop
is more promising. In fact they promise
almost everything a fertile imagination
can invent or conceive.
During the summer and early fall
days there will be a great effort by the
strenuous ones to cultivate the man
with a ballot.
There are county offices to be tilled
the lower house of the state legislature
and nearly one half of the upper house,
and in addition, one United States
senator and eight members of congress.
With a number of aspirants for these
offices there is no reason why things
political should not warm up before
summer puts in a appearance.
T. B. Hays, assistant chief of police
and incidentally a candidate for sheriff
on the Democratic ticket, is taking a
few days off to tell the voters of the
county whom they should support at the
A. G. Moore has taken the place as
assistant to the chief, entering upon his
duties Sunday evening.
ADJUSTERS ON THE 6R0UND
The St. Paul Insurance adjusters are
now on the ground adjusting their large
number of cyclone looses which occurred
recently in the viciaity of Hobart.
Considering the tremendous amount
of business they have throughout the
state, and so much of it in the Perry
and Hennessy cyclone whichoceurredone
week previous to ours .the adjusters are
doing remarkably well to get here so
soon. They are settling satisfactorily,
and all are well pleased that they were
insured in the St. Paul with Clark A
After you have watched a man mow
your lawn once you know why he is
mowing lawns for a living.
MONE\ TO LOAN — h irst farm mort
gages, five, seven or ten years: interest
payable at our office. Scott k Blackmer
Hobart. Oklahoma, over First National
3-21 w ti
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Pate, J. M. The Hobart Republican. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 9, 1912, newspaper, May 9, 1912; Hobart, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc236061/m1/1/: accessed January 21, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.