The Cushing Independent (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 11, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CUSHING INDEPENDENT
CUSILINO,.OKLAHOMA FRIDAY, MAY II, 1917
500 BANKERS AT
THK STATAK MEETING
Muskogee, May 11—What promisee
' to be one of the greatest and most
important meetings ever held by the
Oklahoma State Bankers association
opened yesterday morning when May-
or J. E. Wyand delivered the address
of welcome to about five hundred
bankers at the Hinton theatre. Mr.
Wyand during the progres of his re-
marks, stated tlvat in his opinion the
bankers ore the most important men
in any community aiid that they de-
serve all credit for the great work
which they are daily accomplishing
not*alone in the mere declaration of
dividends but in the sound business
advice which they give to those wno
ask it and for the firm hand which
they place upon the helm of business
The mayor stated that the state as-
sociation was today celebrating in a
measure ita twenty first anniversary
and that he felt sure that the griefs
and trials of former years had been
superseded by the confidence of handi
John T. Bailey, president of the
First State bank of Albion, responded
to the mayor's welcome and thanked
the city of Muskogee for the courtesy
CHINA REFUSES TO DE-
CLARE WAR ON GERMANY
ITALY AND V. S.
MEXICANS RUSH TO GET OUT
OK THE UNITED STATES
El Paso, Texas, May 11—There has
been a rush for safe conduct passes
for Mexico among Mexican workman
in the United States, although at this
season the normal movement is ^in
the other direction, Andres Garcia,
inspector-General of Mexican consul-
ates, asid today. It has been the rule
for Mexicans to come north in the
spring for work on the railways and
in the fields, but thiB year the move-
ment is the other way.
Among the causes, Mr. Garcia gives
the geheral improvement of economic
conditions in Mexico, with the re-es-
tablishment of stable government.
Crop prospects, he said, are also ex-
cellent in the southern republic.
Farmers in the southwest are agi-
tating for the limiting of the new §8
head tax and literacy test during the I
NEW CITY OFFICERS
The retiring city council met at the
city council met at the. city hall last
night and finished the busines for the
^,ast year, after which Mayor Kyberg
and the council turned the reina of
the city government over to Mayor
Little and the newly electedt city
council who were obligated by City
Several ladies weTe present with
a petition whiqji wts presented by
a few brief remark sby Mrs. L^rimar
asking the appointment of Joe Floyd
for chief of police. The petition was
tabled and the appointment held over
until the next meeting.
Mayor Little showed good judg-
ment in the appointment , of J. M.
Grubbs as city attorney, as Mr.
THE MEETING I.A8TED THROUGH
OUT THURSDAY NIGHT
Peking, May 11.—Aftor.a riotous
secret session lasting throughout
Thursday night the house of repre-
sentatives refused to pass a resolu-
tion declaring war on Gormany.
Tho house of parliment was sur-
rounded by a mob which demanded
war, making threats ot' violence. Un-
der tho orders of Premier Tuan Chi-
Jui troops have already dispersed the
Tho premier addressed the house,
urging a declaration of war. He was
denounced by membors whwo said he
was attempting to coerce parliament.
The press Js opposed to the war
party, urging parliament to resist mil
itary pressure on the ground that it
Grubbs has the' utmost confidence of threatens the republic.
Rome, May 8—Senator William
Marconi, one of the memberB of the
Italian mision to the United States,
said before leaving Rome today:
"Italy and tho United States have
much in common, in this war, as both
desier to bring about a state of thingB
loading to a permanent peace for alt
people. Knowing tho United States
so well as I do, I believe this tho real
feeling of every true American as it
is of every layol Italian. I can vouch
for tho great pleasure felt by all my
countrymen at what President Wilson
did for the triumph of democracy,
preservation of right and the estab
lishment of peace and justice on an
"This feeling of sympathy will
draw the two nations closer together
knitting a friendship which will be
incalcuable benefit in the future his-
tory of humanity."
VISITORS FROM ST. LOUIS
HIGH SCHOOL CONFERENCE
AND TRACK MEET
all our citizens as to his ability and '
period~of tho war," on the ground"that j Integrity and rio one could have been OKLAHOMA EGO DEALERS
Mexico no waffords the only means of , ™med who coul(1 have eiven more
supplying labor for ranches. general satisfaction,
When Jim Tate was named for
SCHOOLS CLOSE COMING WEEK street commissioner the council held
FACE FEDERAL CHARGE
Washingto'n, May 9—Egg dealers
, in Knasas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and
up the confirmation until they could j rpoxag weu, ordered today to appear
The public schools of this city will lntervlew Mr- Tate Rnd ^°jpr0™" | before the department of agriculture
lose Fridav noon, Mav 18. The first lse from Mm tbat hewoulddo the tQ an,,,ver to charges of ?'iippln^ im-
nrnwlr /-v V /-./•!* r /lAllhta Vila !1 P. 1 1 11 V .....
Professors Watts and Chambers
attended the annual high school con-
ference at Norman Friday and Satur I ciose
day and a very interesting and instruc j ex0rcise3 of the series of class pro- work' Nobody doubts ins auuity. ^ |pure egg8 ln luterstato commerce. The
tive meeting was held. grams will be hold in the high school A committee was appoint6d to | 0^gj, wag prompteti byiavestigatteps
About twenty high school boys in-; puditorium Friday evening of thfs vlsit the septic tankB and sewer. , made by the department's experts last:
eluding th eball team wont to Nor- we<3k. it will be the annual contest devise moans to remedy# that situa- ,wintelvThe foojj and drugs act Glasses
man an dattended the track meot. Our ! program between the Dorian and Ion- tlon' j bad eggs as adulterod'food.
boys, while they did not win their j jon Literary societies
ball game, are said to have put up | A loying cup preB3nte(1 by tlie local
an excellent game against Shawnee I chamber of commerce will bo given
to the winning society. The society
which resulted in a stfore of 3 to 1
in favor of the Shawnee team. Gault,
the pitcher, did himself proud and
struck out eleven men.
that wins tho cup wil bo permitted to
keep it until won by tho other society
The present administration has j
serious questions to face and solve. |
Npt the least important o fwhich is j
tho septic tank business. This must;
ECGS AND FT/OUR UP AGAIN
THE QUAY TIMES
The latest newspaper to reach 6ur
exchange table is the Quay times, pub
lished In that thriving city by Frank j
Shatzel. He has a nice line of adver-
tising, and much of it is from branch-
es of Cushing houses. The Bellis Fur-
niture Co., carry an add * well as J
High & Lane, grocers and meat mar- j
ket. They have throe lumber yards
and the Times says they will soon
have a pldture shpw. Success to the
Quay times and its editor.
TO BE ENFORCED
Flour skyrocketed yesterday 20
The people of the city demand that 1 f,onts ™ t,le hundred pounds. Eggi
thus the cud will circulto from year this Mayor and council furnish a advanced B cenis on the dozen,
hus the cup -.1 from y ^ Qf aufflclent and ottter Btapje8 wero stationary.
,r, • ■ , wnn w quantity to meet our requirements Unprecedented price of wheat was
Tho Bon.-n som ,t. woa thejsupjait ^ them tQ meet'thom.' They 7He cuss of the boost In' thi cost of
have not even the money to do thi3 flour said -the grocers.
with. They must not only find the' Lack of supply to moet the demand
' proper and most economical mmnor : was the reason for tho egg raise,
by which to furnish this necessary!
year. Tho Ionian will make a strong
effort to win it this year.
E. E. Meyers and Miss Margaret
Dodson wero married last evening at
8:45 o'clock by Rev. A. D. Lindsey
at the ilethcdi.it. parsonage in the
presence of witnesses. The groom is
an exemplary young man of good
character and has for some time been
an cmploy^o of the Independent.
The brMe is on of Cushing's charm
water supply, but they have also to j
find a way to secure tho money neces 1
sary to pay fori it.
One of the boys waa taken before
Arriving Friday, May 18 at 7:30
a. m. via the Santa Fe a Bpeclal train
carrying one hundred of the heads
of tho largest wholesale and manu-
facturing houses iu St. Louis will
reach our city. The party is traveling
on a train de luxe, with two dining
cars, four sleepers, observation and
baggage car. The party will eat and
sleep on the train for a week and
evon carry its own barber shop and
suit presser and representatives of the
Bel Telephone Co. and tho Western
Union Telegraph Co., wil bo along to
The excursion is to be made to 46
towns in Oklahoma to enable tho
heads of tho St. Louis houses to como
into close personal contact with busi-
ness men of Oklahoma to confirm the
reports of their aslesmen of tho won-
derful progres and prosperity ot the
state. They also come to spread the
doctrine of optimism an dassurance to
Okahomans that business wij] not
lag or bo depressed by existing war
Seymour's Army band will accom-
dp.ny tho St. Louislans and will play
concert and patriotic music while
CARNIVAL WEEK DRAWING
TO A SUCCESSFUL CLOSE
Tomorrow night terminates the en-
gagement of the Worthman Bros.
Shows and whon the clock strikes
the hour of midnight the Firemen's
Spring Carnival wil draw to a close,
and the local Fire Boys wil have reap
ed a neat sum for their seemingly
tireless eiTorts of giving Cushing a
week of clean up-to-date amusement.
The great number ot ladles unat-
tended by escorts during this week
at the Carnival grounds certainly
speaks wel lot the Worthman Bros.
Shows, and all that has been said by
advance publicity in reference to the
cleanliness of the shows has been
Up until the shower last night a
hugo crow^lw was thoroughly enjoy-
ing tho many shows, as tbe weather
man has promised warm weather and
a clear sky ofr tonight the largest
attendance yet this week Is antielpat
Remember you amusement seekers,
that the Hippodrome, Monkey Speed-
way, Destruction, America, Circus
Side Show, Days in Dixie, Palace of
Curiosities in fact all the shows are
all worthy of exceptional liberal pat-
A PER TO BE ISSUED
BY THE GOVERNMENT
Washington, May 0—Beginning
tomorrow tho government will issue
a daily newspaper giving news relat-
ing to war preparations. Tho publi-
cation, known as the Official Bulletin
wjll bo Issued under the direction of
the committee on public information
and will be mailed to al newslpapers,
commercial organizations or othcrB
requesting it. Postmasters have been
directed to post it dally in their of-
A weekly bulletin also is planned
especlaly for issuance to weekly news-
papers. Edward 8. Rochester, former
editor of a Washington newspaper is
editor of the Official Bulotln.
KANSAS'STRIKE HALTS FARLEY
They must have the op-operation .Mayor Little this morning on a chaw
f every citizjai and taxpayer in tho I of f v-r^dinr. IIo wan ..ned <>15 and
own and the^vill get it b: cause the costs, tM'Bno } un,,! 8U*h
1 ITT HOUR CONFERES MEET
damlnistration is composed of some
of our best and most capable and
We are informed by the city au- i
thorities that hereafter the automo-
bile speed ordinance will be enforc- ,
ed, and warning is liorgby given to
all parties as to what, they may ex- 1
pect. This is one of the ordinances j
that is much violated to the endan-j
germent of life and should be enforc- 1
and is, a young lady ;
•by all. The young
i reared in Cushing
lots, of friends who
ajtions. They will;
s their home here.
HOW DO YOU CARRY MONEY?
J. P. Green was working on a steel
boiler at the acid works this week
when a steel splinter flew and struck
him In the eye. As yet It has not been
removed and 13 very painful. The pros
liabilities are that he will be compell-
ed to consult a s;;ei* ;li I.
time as he is brought back on the j
soma cvarge. M yor little and the au i
thr: '• "3 ar<> fi lorinined to enforce
this spoed ordinance and as the Qr-
dlanco ahs been a <1 aid letter and not |
enforced a gM9t matiy h?re
accustomed to igjaoro it. This is only
WOMEN USED IN
You can e.enerally tell a man's na- !
I tionality from the manner In whwich j
— ! he carries h(s pocket money, for the
! various methods employed frequently !
UNO STEAMERS betray the name of the country of j
! which they are typical.
Baltimorej May ^1-r-The captain j The majority Oif Englishmen oarry |
of a Norwegian ship in port hero de-i -rii their money—be it gold, silver or j
<51arod that two months ago wot en' copper—all mixed up in the right-:
were being used at Stettin. Germany, j l and trousers pocket. Upon needing' ,
to load and discharge steamers even | any, your typical Englishman takes !
runing teh winches on decks and a handful of this mixture, and selects |
dochs. He also stated that it was be-
coming difficult to get men to volun-
teer to man the submarines of which
a number were being built at Stettin.
A BIG DEAL
One of the biggest deals of Cush-
ing real estate that has been pulled
off'for some time was consummated
whon J. F. Brown, a Kansas City
contractor, became the owner, of the
Gas Building on the corner of Broad-
way and Harrison. This Is one of the j Hun!
the coins he desires in an open and j
Brother Jonathan, across the Her- ■
ring pond,'has a "wad of bills'' which .
he securely keeps ln a long narrow
Frenchmen, more often than not,
are satisfied with an ordinary leather
Not so with the hereditary foe, for
a purse, gaily embroidered in silks by j
the fair hand of some Gretchen, fs
the money reoeptacle of the conceited |
handsomest, most substantial build- ! The poorer classes of the Italians ,
ings in town. We did not learn the i tie up their smal lfortune In a guad-
consideration. j lly colored handkerchief, which they j
mysteriously conceal somewhere1
about their persons.
Many of ouf Russian friends pre-
fer to hide their precious savings in
their boots or the "lining of thejr
Are You Safeguard! g
Tho Farmers National Bank offers a Safe Har-
bor of Refuge to the thrifty Jolks who ai'0 uncertain
of the future. It proffers timely assistance to the ;;/
man, woman or child anxious to save, but licsitating«
through fear that their little sum will not be wel- J*-d
come. To them we send this sincere invitation to
bring ln even u little and mako sure of having
A GOLDEN SUNLIGHT
OVER YOUR "SUNSET DAYS"
A bank for your saving or checking account.
For tho selection of your investments. For the ad-
ministration of your estate. For tho protection of
your valuables. For the Safeguarding of your fu*
New York, May 8—Executives of
tbe four brotherhoods of railway
;nen and rr presentatlves of the
>'!*vay committee mot here today to
:yr :• numV)f of details involved
• Mention of the recout elght-
>• a freainent between the brother-
:1s and the railways. The confer-
ees is expected to continue through
wee!;. It is said that the questions
.■0 wore legally technical.
FIRE AT WIRT '
'tinfiling, May 8—Two blocks of
buildings along tho south side of
' In street at Wirt, an oil field vil-
i an nea rher, wore destroyed by fire
:-ly today. Thirty five structures, In
eluding Beveral important business
ouses and ton dwellings, were swept
by the flamos, the total loss being
estimated at $75,000. This Is the
fourth destructive fire in Wirt in 18
When the government gets ready
to levy taxes on excess war profits,
what will be the tax on wheat? And
who will determine the profit of the
farmer If that man sells a bushel of
wheat for $3.
J. M. Bailer, of the firm of Bailey
Bros., drilling contractors, will move
his family to Quj tomorrow, where
he Is mt work.
A woman on the east side of town
says she is afraid to offer to buy a
pretzel at the bakery, for fear that
she may be suspected of being loyal
to a country over teh sea.
Farmres National Bank
Paris, May 11—Both French and
rritish statistics on submarine sink-
trf? auring the last week, show a cer-
tain improvement in the situation,
says Marcul Hutin, a usually well in-
formed writer on the subject. He adds
I understand that tho number o sub-
marines put out of action in the last
few dayj has riren in a very «atl?fac-
FOR FORT ROOTS
Sixty Ave young me nof Oklahoma
left Oklahoma City last night for the
officers' training camp at Fort Logan
H. Roots, amid tho tears and cheers
of hundreds of friends and relatives
who waited at the station until the
train pulled out. While the reception
was ln progres on the station plat-
form the India Temple Band played
patriotic airs ln honor of the men
who were leaving.
Kansas City, May 8—Just as the
general conference of coal miners nnd
operators here was about to reach an
agreement ove rwage increase dis-
putes on recommendations reported
liy a sub-committe", negotiations wore
abruptly suspended by receipt of the
news that strikos hail gone into effect
today in fonr or fivo of the largest
mines in Crawford cdtinty, Kan'ias. it
was announced late today by S. A.
Bramlette, assistant aommisaloner of
tho Southwestern ^oal 'Operator's as-
sociation. Kverythiag is favorable for
an early agreement, Mr. Bramlett as-
serted, but negotiations wil be stopp-
ed until the men are at work again in
tlio mines in Crawford county. The
association is condsMering fho de-
mands of 40,000 miners of Missouri,
Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
ROCK ISLAND MEN VOLUNTEER
El Reno, May 8—Seventy railroad
men, Including conductors, brakemen,
engineers and firemen, have volun-
teered their services from the second
district of Rock Inland lines to serve
with the Amorican army in France.
A. E. Walker, superintendent at Little
Rock is captain and 184 will oeuipriSB
the Rock Island company.
The second district include1? Mis-
souri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas,
Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.
MEXICAN BURNED TO DEATH
Yesterday morning about five a
Mexican employe den the Santa Fe
section was building a Are in the
bunk car preparatory to getting his
breakfast. He dashed some coal oil
on the blaze which smouldered It far
a minute and he repeated the dose.
The gas blew out from the fire a«d
caught his clothes and he went oat
the door and am up the track. He
was so badly burned that he died
later, and his brother who went to
his relief was also severely burned.
The porposed Increase of the fed-
eral tax on cigars Indicates that hie
majesty, the five center, Is about to
pass. It costs as much to buy a cigar
as It does to purchase a package of
The Universal Oil Co. held e i
lng last night and re-elected the oM
officer* for the ensuing year.
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Roff, Charles H. The Cushing Independent (Cushing, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 11, 1917, newspaper, May 11, 1917; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc276491/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.