The Greer County Democrat (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 4, 1915 Page: 1 of 4
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FOR PI % 'TURK ANU SATISFACTION GO TO J. W. LOVETT. THE FURNITURE MAN
the okeeii county democrat
(Sueecwor to U* Mangum Sun-Monitor)
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MANGUM, GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1915.
VOL. 25. NO. 21
MAN DIES FROM WOUNDS RE-
CEIVED IN A FIGHT LAST WEEK
iul Thursday night about eight
or lor-4 Jin Haney aUg|er*d Into th*
wy stable on Ka*t Jefferson str-*t.
with blood pouring from u«anl knlf*
wound*, which he hnd received a f*w
•Inut*s prevloua, nnd a*k*d one of
ib* employees of tb« barn to phone
for a d«jrtor, and to pboaa quick a« ha
wu all In. Dr. Tracy was called and
the man was taken to th* boapltal
whore hla wounda were dreaaed. He
waa aaked whore It occurred, and
what th* trouble waa, but be would
not tell anything about It. He told
tbe doctors :o drea* hla wounda. and
be would pay for that, and w'nen he
got well bo wruld tell nil about It.
In the meantime some one phoned
to Sheriff Henry to come to a home
occupied by C. W. Ralney and family
on East Jefferson atreet. Mr. Henry
went and Ralney gave himself up to
Ralney'a story waa about as follow*
He. Ralney. came home about 7:15
or 8 o'clock, and when ho entered the
house, 'ne found Haney and Mrs.
Ralney In a fight or acuffle, and that
he went up to them upon which Han-
ey knocked him down to the floor
and was on him beating him, and
Rainey pulled out his knife and com-
menced to cut on Haney, and that
when he got up ne kicked Haney out
of the house.
After this statement was corrobo-
rated by Mrs. Rainey, Rainey was re-
Hauey was conscious up until Sun-
day nifht and said tha* he would get
well. The doctors informed him that
he had little chance to recovery, and
•nat It would > e best to make a state-
ment of the affair bnt he refused to
do so. About two o'clock Sunday mor-
ning Haney died at the hospital from
18 knife wounds inflicted on his
body. He was stabbed several timea
in the left side, and *wice in the face,
and the rest of the wounds were on
the right side and in the back. There
were four wound3 any of which the
doctors say, would have been fata'.
His body was buried in the potter's
field Monday afternoon. Bertha, an
eighteen year old daughter, was the
only relative present. He had four
other children who are making their
home with t'aeir mother, who Haney
was separated from eight years ago.
Haney came here some time in No-
vember, and engaged in the pool hall
business, for a while, he ran the pool
hall at the Davis wagon ward, and
later he, together with Hodge Ray-
burn, opened a hall on South Okla-
homa aevnue, which place ha was in-
terested in at the time of his death.
People who had know Haney for
several years said of 'nim that he
seemed to be a quiet, agreeable citi-
zen, and that he had been a fighter
all his life yet he had never been in
any other trouble.
W. C. Rainey and family moved
here some several mcnth3 ago and
Rainey bad worked on the float line
with Silas Allison until about two
weeks ago, since that time he has
been working at a gio.
SOME PUMPKIN OF A LETTER..
The following letter was received
this week by Court Clerk McCutcheon
which we produce below, just as the
Mr clirk Sir will you pleane look
on yo book & se if tha have been li-
zens ishead for and
if so pleas ford me the order that tha
shod have had if tha did not have en-
ny. pleasetellme'how tha got tha li-
zen syou will find envelop for Teply.
thinking you for yo t-ouble, yorB tr-
From the above ono would natural-
ly suppose that there had been a run
a way pair gotten their license here.
While wo will not give the names.yet
the parties do not live inthis county.
taken to mcalester
Sheriff Henry left Tuesday for Mc-
Alester penltontiary with Prank Le-
Clear* and Rush Baker, where they
are being taken to aer** sentences of
two years each. 1
THI BOHOtA-CURRY LAW SUIT
On tb* 17th day of Jnonnry. 1H*.
In the dlalrtct cour. of tbla cwanty
the «aae of Dr. U. T. l ord«r va J.
R. Ourry waa called for trial, defend
andt being n*pr*«ent«*l by Todd A
Todd and M. H Mi 11a. and tbe plain
tiff, 0 F Border being represented
by C. C. Well* and II. H. Bdwarda.
and Dr. Border alao appeared for
nimaelf and addreaa«d tbe Jury In bli
own behalf. In hla argument to the
Jury be aaked clemency at their
hands In favor of tbe defendan*. J
R. furry. The Jury, after being out
a few houra, returned into court a
unanimous verdict in favor of the
plaintiff. Dr. G. F. Border, for the
aum of one hundred dollars. After-
wards Dr. Border appeared in open
court and aaked the court that all
of said Judgment be remitted except
he sum of one cent, which was ac-
This case attracted a great deal of
attention as the history of the mat-
ters connected with the case cove-ed
quite a period of time and are in sub-
stance as follaws:
In May, 1910, Dr. Border operated
upon the wife of J. R. Curry, assis-
ted by Dr. J. F. Campbell, for appen-
dicitis complicated with lock bowels.
He removed her appendix and she
died the following day. In June. 1911,
Border and Campbell 3ued J. R. Cur-
ry for their fees and Mrs. Curry filed
a cross bill for ten thousand dollars,
alleging malpractice. Prior to the
trial Dr. Campbell transferred his one
half interest in the acnount to Dr.
Border, and he then took the stand
and testified in behalf of Mr. Curry.
That Jury rendered a verdict in*favor
of Dr. Bo-der.
After the trial Mr. Curry wrote and
distributed a circular concerning Dr.
Border, which Dr. Border claimed was
libelous and intended to injure his
reputation as a surgeon and this suit
was brought for damages for publish-
ing and circulating said article.
The testimony showed that this was
the only case that had ever died in
the Border hospital as a -esult of the
removal of the appendix, where Dr.
Border performed the operation and
where the operation was done for the
removal of the appendix only, not-
withstanding the fact that thousands
of cases have been operated upon in
the Border hospital during its exist-
ence. Dr. Border testified that
"deaths had accurred where abcesses
had formed from ruptured appendix,
complicated by peritonitis but in these
cases he does not remove the appen-
dix, as the only thing that can be
done i3 to open and drain the abcess
in an effort to save life, because they
consult a surgeon only as a last re-
so"t and a conscientious surgeon, for
humanity's sake, disregards his own
reputation as a surgeon in an effort
to save lives even though they wait
so late that there is not one chance
in one hundred to save life."—CON-
POOL HALL ORDINANCE
An ordinance was ordered drafted
by the city commissioners on last
Tuesday night relating to the license
on peel 'nails, in the cityof Mangum.
The ordinance provides for an annual
license of from *300 to $500 per year
from each pool hall doing business in
the city of Mangum, and that such
license shall be payable in advance.
This will eliminate several pool halls
in Mangum, as some of them are com-
plaining because they have to pay the
present license which is 45.00 per
quarter for each table. And during
these hard times no doubt several of
the smaller halla will be forced to
MRS. J. O. CARTWRIGHT DEAD
Mrs. J O. Cartwright, of White
Flat, died on last Monday afternoon
of pneumonia, and was laid to rest
in the White Flat cemetery Tuesday
afternoon. She leaves, four children,
with ages ranging from 14 to six
year old, and a husband. She had
been sick only a short time.
RtPLY TO A LITTtR WHICH A*
Pi AWED IN LAST WftCK't
liditor Greer ('canty Democrat:
Hating bad railed to my at tent km
an article which appeared In tbe
Mangum Star, headed Solomon Op-
poses Proposed law." and addressed
to tbe voters of Greer county, we feel
It our duty to anawer tbla gentleman
of tbe ancient name, and with your
kindness. gladly aubmlt tbe following
to your rendu-*.
In commenting on tbe proposed bill,
which If paased. would eliminate the
wagon vender In Oklahoma, we can-
not Imagine an act that would help
mors to conaerv* the reaourc** of a
community than the total elimination
•f this evil. While the agitation re
warding the future of community life
has been going on, we neverthel***
continue to auppor; foreign institu-
tions, namely, the wagon peddler nrd
mail order houses. In unity there la
strength. The greatest force of to-
day in any line, iu any vocation. In
religion, in politics, is co-operation. It
exemplifies unity of purpose, of en-
deavor, of achievement, the getting
together, holding together, pulling to-
gether, eliminations of imperfections
and the materializing of ideas and
ideals. Not the teaming down of lo-
cal commercialism. Our friend who
in his eagerness Is forced to object
to something, has utterly failed to
give anw intelligent reason why we
should not be rid of this para3ite. We
at ^imes admire fa well balanced,
able bodied knocker, one who is not
afraid to say what he thinks, for he
has a special service to fill and often
is of great benefit to the community
in calling attention to possible errors.
While we do not belfcve that the rea-
sons set forth in his article for Uu
non-support of thi3 measure will in
their narrowness influence the pub-
lic, still we wish to thank the gentle,
man for having made it possible to
express ourselves. The proper civil
spirit is really what does things for
a town, it is the fundamental re-
quisite in a community for acheive-
ment. Absentee genius and capitalism
is emphasized in the wagon vender.
A wagon vender representing a for-
eign corporation is a local irritant,
as It is also a mercantile parasite on
a town in exactly 'he same way a mail
order house is. Every dollar a local
citizen sends to a mail order house,
or spends with a wagon vender of
some foreign corporation, he is boos-
ting that city's coffers at the expense
of his own community, which means
the tearing down of local enterprises,
and the building up of the former. It
has often been said that church peo-
ple deserve the severest cencure for
their patronage to mail order houses
at the sacrifice of local business. A
church member has no right to send
his patronage elsewhere, or even up-
hold such evils, and then ask the home
merchant to subscribe for the expen-
ses of the church. In other words,
the clergyman in a great many in-
stances should be converted, as many
are community sinners.
The above citations are given a3
being applicable to the main object
of this bill and should serve to con-
vince any fair minded person of their
truthfulness. Another reason and a
more specific one against the vend-
ing evil, is the conservation of the
public health, their total unfitness
to dispense medicines of which they
hate no knowledge, and the small
amount of taxe3 paid to operate,
which in most cases is never paid, all
go to make up the deficiencies in our
communities. Therefore, let us ap-
preciate the titanic struggle of towns
for industrial life and indentify our-
selves with those who are working for
a common good and the upbuilding of
Yours very truly,
A. W. WOODMANCY.
Sec. Okla. Pharmaceutical Asso.
From now on each of the banks in
Mangum that handle the city's funds
will be required to give a bond twice
the amount of the city's money de-
posited in the bank. This was decid-
ed la3t Tuesday at the meeting of the
city council, and will be drafted into
an ordinance which will be duly pass-
ed at the next regular meeting of the
MONEY LOOSE AGAIN
FARM LOAN money is easy again,
and Cunningham ft Dickey have plen-
ty at the old terms, cheapest and
best farm loans In this end of tbe
state. Write them, or pbene Tatty
come and act quickly. 25tlad.
CITY APPOINTMENTS MAOB
<>n laat Wednesday tbe city com -
mlaalooera wet and mad* the appoint-
menu whirl wer* a pec If led In '.be
( barter of tb* city.
II. II Edward* waa appointed «Ity
attorney. Aa under the new charter
tb* city attorney hna charge of the
city'* legal work, and alao haa the
«uperv|alon of the city clerk's office.
Mr. Edwards haa been In Mangum for
some time, and Is * very able atttor-
ney and an expert bookkeeper, and Is
fully qualified to discharge the duties
of thia very Important poaltlon and
tocfc after tbe city a legal affairs.
John Tomme who for the pa t two
years, haa been city clerk, will be th*
deputy city clerk, alao a paid flre-
mau of the regular fire depanment.
with a maximum salary of $70 per
Joe Cruse, who for the last eight
yeara, haa been driver and aaslatant
fire chief, waa made fire chief and
regular fireman at a maximum salary
of |7o per month.
Louis Nicholson was appointed
regular fireman with extra duties aa
city water commissioner, with a max-
imum salary of |70 per month.
Arthur Herd waa appointed regular
night fireman, with extra duties as
aexton of the cemetery for the cl*y.
with a maximum salary ci $45 per
Wm. Tuton was appointed as regu-
lar night fireman, with ext a duties as
day policeman, or marshal.
Bud Henry was given the street
sprinkling contract, and also mau«
itraw boss for the streets, or in oth-
er words Mr. Henry will preform the
dutites heretofore performed by the
street commissioner This salary
was fixed at $C<> per month.
A. L. Bond was appointed as city
Fox Chambers, was appointed as
All of the avobe appointments were
effective immediately, and each of
the appointees are to make a bond of
$1,000 to the city.
OFFICERS HAD QUITE A TIME
TRYING TO ARREST A MAN
GRCAT MEETING AT METHODIST
BANKS TO GIVE BOND TO CITY
MANGUM TO HAVE BIG PULIC
On next Thursday a big public sale
will be held in Mangum. This sale
will be for the purpose of selling
stock, tools, etc., at publ'c auction
The banks of the city have agreed
to take up the sale nctes made here
on that day. This sale is given es-
pecially for the farmers who do not
wish to make a public sale, however
otjlHer parties having stock to sell
may have them sold on that date.
In case the weather is bad on the
11th, the sale will be postponed until
the 12th and 13th, Friday and Sat-
urday of next week. Parties who have
stock, etc., to sell on this date, should
see either Col. A. C. Watt, or Frank
Elsea, at once and have listed what
ever there is to be sold. The sale
commences at 10 o'clock sharp, on
Thursday morning, February 11th.
In our beautiful Methodist Church
ga bei*d Tuesday one of th* great
meetinKs of this city's history. Many
delegate*, visitors besides a large
number of our own peo;.<* filled the
Church at 7:SO p. m . to bear th* won-
derfnl address of Dr. Boas on th*
"Human Side of the Christ". It was
a delight to look at and hear th*
vok-e cf Dr. Boas, though you under-
stood nothing of his language, but to
hear him and understand Is awe in-
On Wednesday mo:ning a confer-
ence of missions was held till 10 a.
m. during which many interesting
talks were made, and then we heard
Rev. Emmlt Hightower on the Sun-
day School Institute, he made a won-
derful address holding audience for
an hour. At 11 a. m. Bishop Murrah.
in a Missionary address told of his
thrilling experiences in Asia, dur'ng
hla two trlpa there aa presiding bish-
op, wrich waa bolhinstructive and in
tereating. The Bishop Is a solid old
man with great strength of character.
From 2 until 3 p. m. again appeared
D:. Boaz on Christian Education re-
lating to Missions, he made a master-
ly address, showing the aoi'e need of
church peolle to know more about
the field of work.
At three T. F. Gaffo"d, a layman of
Tulsa, made an interesting and in-
stuctive address on the "Laymen's
Movement. He was well worth hear-
Dr. Butler then made an address
on Ministerial support. He is one of
our strongest Metodist p-eachers.
which is saying more than a passing
remark, many of them are strong
The night serman was by Bishop
Murrah, on the leavening influence
of the Gospel, but before this serman
Dr. Moore of Weatherford, gave an il-
lustrated lecture on the travels of
Bishop Lambuth in Africa , keeping
his audience spell-bound for <an hour.
On Thursday morning J. A. Olds,
of Chickasha, made one of the talks
of the Conference of Church Exten-
jsion. He was followed by J .S. La-
mar, our former beloved pastor.ln a
stirring address on Benevolences,
Bro. Lamar is at Duncan for the third
year, he always wears well.
Rev. R. O. Callahan, El Reno, held
memorial services for Dr. Rankin in a
very feoling way.
Among us was circulating many old
! friends. Brother J. W. Sims, our pop-
| ular pastor for several years, was be-
ing greeted on every side. Brother
Scivally, Brother Ellis* Charley Arm-
strong and many others were warm-
ly greeted by old friends.
I Brother Morgan seemed to handle
j the delegates with ease, there were
homes for every one, and our repu-
tation for hospitality was sustained.
Mangum was greatly benefitted in
having with us this body of noble
I men of Gcd.—Contributed.
t>n Inst Sunday mo mine about two
o'clock, the officers anw a man enter
>hn blacksmith shop on North Court
street, of which Ma*-|<« Uwkerd Is
tb* proprietor, and come out and
atarted down the alr**t. The offic-
ers stopped him and sea r* he J him
and found a pint cf whiskey on hla
person, which b* stated that he had
bought at the blacksmith ahop, which
he had entered a few mlnutea pre-
vloua. They Uok the man and plac-
ed him in Jail and went back to lea -ch
foe shop. t"«>on trying to open the
door, some one from th* Inside told
tnem to stay out. but the officers
tried to open the door, when they
did so, some one from the Inilde fir-
ed a six shooter, the bullet going
through the door, about two incite*
above Sheriff Henry's head. The
officers returned seve'al shots, but
no one waa injured during the male*.
The sheriff ordered Maurice LocVerd,
who was cn the inside and the one
who did the snotting, to come out.
but he would not come, and the doors
were locked, and with a man on the
inside with a big gun ready to be
turned loose at a momen"s notice,
the officers decided cn another meth-
od. Hose from the fire station was
connected to a nearby plug and the
water turned on through an opening
in a window, hut still the man on tne
inside refuesd to come out. The of-
ficers could do nothing but wait for
daylight. However thay went Into
a side door and found Joe Gibson on
a bed drunk. They arrested him and
pla-ed him in jail to await daylight.
As soon as it was light enought to sea
the officers opened a doer and went
In, and ordered Lockerd to come from
his hiding, which he did. He was
searched and had a fofty-five six
shooter on his person. He was taken
to the county Jail and there kept un-
til Monday morning at which time he
made bends for his appearance to the
district court, to answe.- a charge of
shooting with intent to kill.
The officers searched the building
and found about four quarts of corn
whiskey, and seven empty crates,
upon these findings, Lockerd wa3
charged with having whiskey*in his
possession. This case will be heard
at the next term of county court.
FIFTH SUNDAY MEETING HELD
CHASw SESSIONS TO LEAVE MAN-
Chas. Sessions, proprietor of the
Peerless Printery, will leave Mangum
some time next week for El Reno,
where he goes to work with Judge J.
W. Ryder, who recently purchased
the El Reno Democrat. Chas. is a
good fellow and a good printer, and
while we hate to lose him and his
family, yet we wish them much suc-
cess in their new home. The Peerless
Printery has been leasd to Harvy
Allen, of Ryan, who is also a printer,
under whose management the prin-
tery will continue.
Mrs. Augustus Stock, of Brinkman,
who was operated upon ten days ago,
at the DeArman hospital, has recov-
ered and has been moved to the Wm.
TAILOR SHOPS CONSOLIDATED
Tuesday of this week a deal was
perfected wherein the O. N. Burt
Pantatorium and the Clarks Bros'.
Tailor shop were consolidated. The
ne-v firm will be located at the
Clarks' Tailor s'nops' former location,
the third door north of the First State
Bank. The style o fthe new firm
will be Clark Bros. & Burt.
PLENTY OF MONEY FOR FARM
See us or call us at once if you need
money. We are able to make cheap
loans again, and have plenty of mon-
ey at the be3t rate3. Most liberal
contracts and best options to borrow-
COVINGTON ft BROWN.
EDGAR FEAR'S FATHER DEAD
T. R. Fears, father of Edgar Fears,
formerly of Mangum, died at Bon- ^
ham, Texas, the first of last week and
waa buried at Altus on last Thurs-
The Fifth Sunday Meeting of the
Greer County Biaptist Association me;
with the First Baptist church last
week in an educational rally. Though
the meetings were not largdly at-
tended, ccnsiderable interest was
manifested in the general discussions,
and in the general denominational
work. The Bapti3ts throughout the
state are making a sternuoi!3 effort
looking to the liquidation of debts
incurred in tbe work of education,
and to get the Baptist University at
Shawnee on a solid footing. The
State Convention has requested one
do'lar from each Baptist in the state
for the education fund, and tnose in
a position to know, declare that the
outlook for the wiping out cf past
indebtedness, which includes Wes-
tern Baptist college, is as "bright a?
the promises of God."
Mr. J. C. Stalcup, secretary of state-
missions, and Dr. F. M. Masters, pres-
ident of the Baptist university at
Shawnee, were present during the
meeting. Dr. Masters 3peaking Satur-
day night and Mr. Stalcup Sunday
morning. They made candid reports
as to the educational situation in the
state, and after having visited many
places in the state in the interest of
education, they declare that the ed-
ucational sentiment is growing rapid-
ly and that the Baptists of the state
are of one mind, educationally speak-
ing. Educational rallies are being
held throughout tbe state, and four
months of tbe year will be devoted
specially to this phase of denomina-
tional work. A like rally will be held
this week at Hester, beginning Fri-
D. I. Rogers, of Granite, was here
on business Thursday.
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