Mangum Weekly Star. and The Greer County Democrat (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 2, 1916 Page: 1 of 12
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Next Tuesday, Nov. 7th, is Election Day. Be Sure to Vote. Questions of Local, State and National Interest, are to Be Decided
Mangum Weekly Star.
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AND THE GREER COUNTY DEMOCRAT
MANGUM. GREER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, NOVEMBER 2, 1916
LIGHTS AND IAW-
WWCH SHALL II BE?
We have had more compliments be-
cause of our article of last week con-
cerning the settlement of the Lights
bond case than we have had for some
time about our writings. Everybody
everywhere are outraged because we
have bonds voted by overwhelming
majorities and yet are tied up by an
injunction which somebody seems to
be able to delay the settlement of.
Injunctions are only to be used as a
last resort. When they become the in-
struments of chicanery and delay
they are the fiercest sort of injustice.
Courts should not countenance them.
Lawyers who love justice and fair-
ness should not use them except as a
last resort and then only as a means
to provide a limited time to secure
the trial at issue. When an injunction
can tie up a public utilities case in
which a whole city of five thousand
population is vitally interested it be-
comes nothing less than an outrage
which seriously reflects upon all per-
sons who are parties to it. It is time
our people made their feelings in this
matter known in no uncertain terms.
The City administration should not be
keep longer waiting to sell thes bonds.
Our plant would have been bjiilt long
ago if it had not been for the delay
because of the ready ear on the part
of somebody to heed technicalities,
and a deaf ear to the cry of the peo-
ple. When a whole community can be
tied up by the personal acts of a few
people by injunction, then the right
of injunction has been abused and vio-
lated. We /eel that this bond case
cannot be settled in any other way
than by dissolution of the injunction
and the sale of these bonds. If the
parties who are causing all of this de-
lay did not think the same way we
believe the case would have been
brought to trial long ago. We hope
this delay is soon to end. Otherwise
why should men expect justice any-
where at all and why have courts?
When a case involving the crying
need of this people of Mangum, in
their desire for settlement of a legit-
imate business proposition in which
all are vitally interested cannot be
decided in two long year* we arc re-
minded of feudal times when the will
of the few ground to dust the rights
of the peopl^. We revere our institu-
tions but we are unwilling to keep si-
lent when they neglect their duty to
the people. We believe a newspaper
should be unbiased, undaunted and
unbridled in its advocacy of the rights
of the people it represents.
THE TWO EDGED SWORD.
Featuring Edith Story at the Wood-
MOW TO VOT« FOB WILSON
SOCIALIST BENSON A
WHO PAYS THE TAX?
THE PROPERTY OWNER
STATE AT LARGB
(Vote for Ten)
FRANK P. DAVIS
C. F. ROSE
D. A. McDOUGAb
J. J. SPENCER
CHARLES A. COAKLST
J. W. REBCa
JESS W. WATTS
HARRY H. SMITH
(Vote for All)
FOR JU8TICE SUPREME COURT
□ MATTHEW J. KANE
I FOR JUSTICB SUPREME COURT
CHAS. M. THACKER
Allen L. Benson socialist candidate
for president spoke here to quite a
crowd of socialists and their families
Thursday, in the'show tent. It was
quite a reasonable speech to be deliv-
ered by a socialist. About 25 percent
of the crowd were democrats and a
few republicans. Benson paid Wood-
row Wilson a very high tribute. He
said Wilson is an honest man and un-
corruptible, as honest as any of us
are or ought to be. His chief attack
was on the law which permits men to
be drafted into the United States ar-
my. We had thought that this was
one of the first duties of a citizen, and
a right recognized by all people and
all governnCents in times of dire nec-
essity. Benson says it is a plan to take
Mexico and overawe laboring men
and hold foreign trade after the Eu-
ropean war. He said only the capit-
alists were benefited by trade exports
and producers and laborers were not
interested in the exportations of their
products nor benefitted by their sale
in foreign countries.
He said the question of be-
ing drafted into the army was bigger
than the cotton question. He stated
that Hughes chief issue seemed to be
Huerta and that Hughes' campaign
issues were as dead as Huerta him-
He claimed there is no prosperity in
Oklahoma and said he saw indication?
of greater poverty between here' and
Elk City than among the laborers in
his home town of New York, and that
there is more poverty now in New
York than for years past. Also he
said Wall street would be pleased
with either Hughes or Wilson. He be-
moaned the fact that our people had
loaned money to provide for a big for-
iegn busine3 for our people. He de-
clared Wilson's declarations in favor
of Labor to be glittering generalities.
He did not mention the eight-hour law
He claimed Wilson's statement that
labor had been emancipated was not
true, because labor still must work-
for hire, even though wages were
A Muskogee citizen was dining at
the same table with an oil magnate
in Tulsa last week. The said oil mag-
nate was sever^y criticizing Camp-
bell Russell's campaign of deception
as he calls it.
"Why don't you invite Campbell ov-
er for a joint discussion?" said the
Muskogean—"Campbell will come—
get some of your ablest speakers-
good lawyers —and just eat Camp-
"Our boys can't eat Campbell" ad-
mitted the oil man sorrowfully.
Good reasons for not meeting him.
but why can't they afford to meet
CLARK TRIAL BEGINS.
AT LAWTON, OKLA.
Girl testifies in White Slave Case in
Lawton, Okla., Nov. 2.—Declaring
that she just wanted to see the world
Llewellyn Denton, 18 years old today
told the jury that she left her home
in Roxton, Texas, and went to Man-
gum, Okla., with John Floyd Clark,
not because- of trouble at home, but
just to see the world.
The case of the U. S. against John
Floyd Clark, charged with violation
of the white slave traffic act, is now
trial in Federal court.
The Denton Girl testified that she
and Dewey Maxwell had made up
their minds to leave home and go to
| Texarkana, Texas, and that Clark of-
Campbell? He is no silver tongue era- .f ^ ^ ^ them to oklahoma. She
tor. Campbell Russell is just a quiet ly c,ark bore aU of the expenses of
plain man who sticks to facts—he aa tn unlawful
does not speak until he gets the facts.
He builds up a record they can not
drive around, hurdle over, burrow un-
FOR JUDGE CRIMINAL COURT OP
THOS. H. BOYLB
FOR CORPORATION COMMIO>
FOR CORFORATION COMMIS-
OAMI Ml I WBMU.
der nor nose through. For months
past the following has been repeated-
"Realestate, city or country mer-
chants, manufacturers, bankers, own-
ers of house hold goods, machinery, or
livestock, and public service corpora-
tions pay taxes upon the FAIR CASH
VALUE of their property or invest-
The oil man is exempt for any tax
upon his investment, neither lease
value, or equipment, are subject to
He is asked to pay on his produc-
tion only, his gross receipts, his gross
A producing lease is worth—Fair
cash value three times the value of
the year's production.
To be equitable he should pay three
times this rate paid upon property or
investment, that pay upon the fair
We give below the percent of gross
income, compared to Oklahoma's lead-
Railroads 2414 per cent, of which 6.6
percent goes to taxes.
the trip. She testified as to unlawful
relations with Clark, both in Texas,
So you Think They are All Crooks?
higher than ever before. He decfcr|J^F «« investments, 23.3 per cent,
ed labor should not have to
their production with anyone and thsfff
labor should own all the tools they
When books were offered for sale
every socialist there flashed a roll of
money received from high priced cot-
ton that alone is an answer to every
accusation Benson has or ever can
which 5.02 percent goes for taxes.
State banks, 44.4 per cent, of .which
6.3 per cent goes for taxes.
Producing oil properties 33 per cent
of which 8 per cent is asked for tax.
See me before you make your
FARM LOANS I will give you a few
pointers on this business.
18-19 ROY R. NANNY,
A SLICK SOAK.
One day this week a fellow appear-
ed on the streets of Granite, consider-
ably intoxicated. The MarshaN being
averse to such a person rambling a-
bout the streets took him in tow and
started for the city bastile. The condi-
tion of the boozefied fellow grew
worse so rapidly he could not go far,
and the guardian of the law took Rim
into the rear of a building and there
he fell upon the ground dead drunk to
all appearances. That was not enough. .
He began to see snakes, to writhe and trained to }MM«I savtai. They are
shake, to exhibit one of the worst non of spotless eharaetar and la tec-
cases of the "Jimies" that ever hap-' rtty sad a* aeaben at ear Supreme
pened even in Granite. The spectators Oaart and CMalaal Court mi Appeals
~ have aegulred aata wide fame tee
THE MMOSAATIC STATE TICKET.
« ||S« mtm mt ntniiw
Mtf jr w>il to the iMn
i («r State e*sen thea the
P—oratlc party M
Judges Kaae, Doyle and Thaeher
are bob scperlenoed in the law aa4
actualy expected lhi into die. It was
pitifu to look upon his sufferings. It
was really so disgusting and painful
a sight and it seemed so little could
be done no one cared to see it. But
it seems some one should have kept
an eagle eye on him, for when the
officer stepped out for a few minutes
there was a lightning change. Delir-
ium, drunk, desperado and all vamoos-
j.J like a dream and have neither been
leen nor heard of since. The fellow
was some actor. He said his name was
Taylor, and his home, Wichita Falls.
VINSON FOR BONDS.
the clear, ooaolse aad Judicially soaad
opinions tber have delivered during
the busy years slaee statehood sad la
the trying period that always follows
the orsaaisetiea at a aew state.
For OorporaMen Ooaaissle ers the
efcetce of oaadldatae baa beea steal
ly wise. Csamlssleaer Hassphroy was
aa laSaeaMal aaaker af the Oeaetl-
twtleaal Convention. a lea did lawyer
iM aa nprtght oAUeea whoa he wee
ohasea two years as la fill a vaeaaey
ea the CMmiaeloa. MM two years of
eorviee la that important doparta eat
led the voters of hie party to give Ma
aa alaMst vaaalseees oadeseoasat la
the noalnatlen to saeoeed
BEFORE YOU VOTE
Have you studied the proposed Con-
Do you believe it is safe to vote for
Initiated Measures unless you are
familiar with their meaning?
Are yon in favor of repealing the
Registration Law which protects your
Are you in favor of turning over
the Election Machinery in your pre-
cinct, county, and state to party bos-
Do you want to be arbitrarily plac-
ed under arrest by a party boss be-
cause you do not vote witl| him ?
Do you want to kill the referendum
law by adopting measures to enthrone
the party bosses?
Do you want to write Socialism in
Better read the proposed amend-
ments and satisfy your self on these
points before you vote.
At abig meeting of the people of i M , amima a awl eaeehie.
Vinson and vicinity last Monday night I thoraaaMy eSotaat
conservative aad thoroughly
attended by almost one hundred per- j ^ |(rult whoM trtlnlag aad as
sons it was decided by a unanimous ^. |f| ^ |MltluUl value oa
J?*J? vote bonds to the extent of th# hl(h commission of whioh be Is a
$15,000 or more for road and bridge meaber, for whioh he Is a candidate
improvements in the northern part of ^ m ^ unexpired term. Senator
Harmon County. Petitions are being 1 Campbell RaeseU, the oendldate for
prepared and legal counsel secured to | tb# loB_ Urm> hu acrved the people
put through the proposition. It is ^ th# ,tate la a most efficient aad
hoped to create a road Improvement1 joytl way for «tght years as a meaber
district of the territory interested, j of the State Senate. He la a repre-j
but if thiB cannot be done the part of I aentatlvo farmer aad stockman, but he
the county interested in the Ozark! la alio one of the best Informed men
Jack Watson, 56 Duncan,
Mary E. Spurlock, 61, Mangum.
Burl Loftin, 21, Reed,
Ella Robertson, 16, Reed.
John Rankin, 21, Mangum,
Bonnie Powell, 18, Mangum.
L. H. Sloan, 21, Brinkman,
Myrtle Tyner, 48, Brinkman.
J. D. Arnold, 46, Hamilton Ala.
Nettie May Carpenter, 17, Mangum.
Let us clean, polish and set up your
stoves. Williams, Second Hand Store.
Phone 239. tf-20.
WILSON OR HUGHES
WHO SHALLLL IT BE?
The Straw vote taken by 8,000 Rex-
all Stores over the country gives Mr.
Hughes a total of 268 electoral votes,
and Mr. Wilson a total of 263 elector-
al votes. This is practically a tie. Both
sides are claiming advantage from it.
Democrats say that it means nothing
less than a Wilson victory because
the Vote in New York is taken from
business centers that are favorable to
Hughes and that when these centers
are so close Wilson is sure to carry
the state. This seems the proper view
of the matter to us. This is the vote
cast by state.* up to October 28:
New York 33,120 32,825
Ohio 10,976 11,372
Illinois 17,430 14,134
Indiana 11,527 10,835
Michigan 7,540 6,106
Missouri, 6,616 10,869
Kansas 8,957 8,864
Nebraskh 6,122 6,666
Colorado 1,552 2,204
California 1,262 1,129
Oklahoma 4,590 9,680
Wilson 263 Hughes 268.
Telegram received Nov. 2:
Trail and good roads work will at- j
tempt to vote township road bonds.
on State affairs and one of the safe-j
eat and most efficient legislators and.
publlo servants the State has ever
had. Senator Russell has acquired the;
Legislatures aad State otfclals Isj
their dealings with the speoial later-
If ever a man daaarved well of the!
honest taxpayers aad oommoa peo-
ple of a state that maa Is Campbell)
Russell, and If ever the people of a.
State needed a man of tireless energy
acknowledged ability, ilncere loyalty,
and unimpeachable integrity to hold
and bulwark the achievements already
gained by the legislatures, admlnlstra-
Michigan 10,971 8,757
California 3,653 >3,418
Missouri, 13,916 21,615
Kansas, 11,419 12,202
Illinois 25,781 21,103
Nebraska, 7,607 8,408
Indiana 15,423 15,823
Colorado, 2,438 3,245
Oklahoma 6,315 13,178
New York 41,301 40,808
Ohio, 14,318 16,241.
Total figures to date gives Wilson
308 and Hughes 223 electoral votes,
CARD OF THANKS—
We wish to express our thanks to enmity of some of the special inter-
file many kind friends who were so ests of the State and they have raised nfJa luw , T[ml1|
loyal and true during the sickness and money and are aiding the Republican • ftnd th- commission,1
death of our mother, Mrs. Jack Gay. and Socialist managers in their Btrenu-, th^t ^ nQW and that man
We especially extend our thanks to ous efforts to defeat him as Corpora-j
the physicians who were in attend-; tlon Commissioner, or falling in that,,
ancc, as well as the nurses , to bo reduce his plurality as to in-i
Mr. and Mrs. O. N. BURT. I hire bis prestige and coerce Ajture
Campbell Russell, whose enemies,1
oven, will admit poasesisa all the strik-l
log characteristics enumerated above.'
CARD OF THANKS—
We wish to heartily thank all who
by kind words and deeds helped us to
bear the great bereavement which
came to our home in the death of our
darling baby. Especially the doctors,
nurse and nieghbors and the Junior
League of the Methodist Church, who
decorated the Church.
Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Gilliam and daugh-
Do you think your neighbors who
happen to.be members of the Precinct
Election boards are crooked? Do you
want to have them displaced by some
party boss who ows no allegiance of
fealty to the state.
This is what would occur if the So-
cialist election law was to carry Nov-
ember 7th. You know the men now
Who are in charge of elections in your
precincts. Under these socialists elec-
tion laws all election matters would
be absolutely in the hands of a board
of political bosses, selected in dark
room caucauses. They can and proba-
bly will, fire your neighbors who are
now precinct officers and send to your
precinct from'some nearby city some
election expert of their own choosing.
There is nothing to prevent this in the
socialist election law. It would give
the board entire power to make all
rules and regulations.
You know the men who protect the
elections in your own neighborhood.
Unless you want to say by your vote
that they are crooks and unless you
want to turn them out you had hotter
see that the Socialist Election Laws
The following are the members of
the variuos Election Boards of Greer
County, The Predficta, Inspectors,
Judges, and Clerks in order as th^y
appear after each precinct:
Granite 1, T. F. Morrow, Geo.
Mulenax, A. F. Stratton.
Granite 2. J. G. H. Windle, Sam
Penrod, C. C. Lee.
Granite 3. J. W. Walker, C. C. Loe,
Willow 1. L. G. Cousins, Phil Dev-
ers, H. J. Banks.
Willow 2. Ed McKissack, J. A. Mc-
Alpin, Jesse Harris.
Jester 1. Ed Lott, Tom Kelley, K.
Jester 2. C. M. Pickard, Sam Smith,
W. A. Chism.
Jester 3. C. H. Beam, E. H. Elder,
T. C. Bowen.
Rainey 1. E. O. Hill, S. L. Suffridge,
Jesse A. Keith.
Bloomington 1. J. M. Williams, W.
D. Cross? Joe Smith.
Bloomington 2. J. W. Bradshaw, W.
M. Pierce, W. A. Nelson.
Bloomington 3. Chas. Briley, J. W.
Crumley, Will Jones.
Tilley 1. W. O. Yarbrough, Jesse
Moore, C. E. Lennon.
Tilley 2. J. P. Norman, N. B. Dial,
Tilley 3. J. S. Briley, W M Donehoo,
Tilley 4 H. B. Barnett, Sherman Ed-
leman, J. W. Dooley.
Tilley 5. H. C. Cole, R. Brown, R. E.
Quartz 1. i. C. Calhoun, E. R. Mc-
Curdy, N. E. Butler.
Quartz 2. J. E. Carpenter, J. R.
Thompson, J. C. Sullivan.
Quartz 3. Eli Maddux, M. H. Lett,
T. S. Burgess.
Mangum 1. Fred Switzer, S. P.
Holt, Frank Eagin.
Mangum 2. L. A. Johnson, J. W.
Braswell, C. D. Teague.
Mangum 3. R. B. Snell, S. A. Broom
N. B. Butler.
Mangum 4. P. E. Brown, W. S.
Yeager, J. T. Ketchum.
Mangum 6. A. R. Wilson, R. M.
Baker, J. M. Pierson.
Mangum 6. Luther Byrum, Ed Kil-
lian, C. C. Samples.
The above mentioned names compose
the precinct election boards through-
out Greer County. It has been neces-
sary to make but few changes and
is where vacancies occured, and it will
be seen that the names mentioned are
practically the same ones who served
on such boards during the primary
R. B. GOOCH, Chairman.
D. T. COVINGTON Secretary,
J. A. STOUT, Member.
FARMERS INVITED TO
ATTEND TRAIL MEET
The farmers of Southwest Oklaho-
ma are urgently invited to acompany
the Mangum Chamber of Commerce
and the Ozark Trail Associations of
the Central Route on their trip to Ok-
lahoma City on November ^Oth. and
attendThe great Ozark Trail conven-
tion which convenes there on the 21,
and 22. This will be a great meeting
held for the greatest cause of the age.
Good roads are not only a luxury end
pleasant to use but are the great-
est business asset to any community.
They benefit all alike. The citie3 are
benefited by an increase in the busi-
ness they bring. The country people
the farmers are more directly bene-
fitted because they realize the advan-
tage almose every Jime they turn a-
bout. The farmer uses these roads
more times and in more ways than
their city neighbors. However the
boys in town are working night and
day these times to get these high-
ways built. They will leave nothing
undone that they can do. Col. Harvey
says Mangum showed the moBt en-
thusiasm and the greatest interest in
this good road movements of any
town he had visited along this entire
trip. The compliment is deserved.
Mangum men are great community
builders. They believe in helping the
men who helped Mangum. They be-
lieve in making the trip to Mangum
as pleasant as possible. Also they are
anxious for the farmers to join in this
great community work. Help make
your roads. Do not fail also to go to
Oklahoma City, to this great roads
ELECTRIC LIGHT OFFEH.
The Mangum Electric Company
submits a proposition to the people
of Mangum for the lighting of the
streets and the pumping of our water
which if accepted would take the place
of the contract we now have, or have
had. The company waa represented
by Mr. Keys of Lawton and John M.
Young, their attorney in a meeting
with the city council Monday night.
They make a proposition to Ught our
streets with one hundred lights of 100
candle power each, and to pat eight
1,000 candle lights on the square.Tbey
wHl charge the city three oents pet
Kilowatt for this light awl the sense
rate for pumping the water if their
proposition should ,be accepted. At
this rate the city might get its street
lighting for $280 per month. Thee*
are the rates which the Corporation
Commission has named as a minimum
rate for power purposes. The light
company requires us to dismiss the
bond suit if we accept this offer, and
abandon the present municipal light
proposition. No term for this contract
has been named, but it is likely the
light company would ask for* a term
of about three years.
It is a play of hearts am
blending with quaint humor that
drives a tear away with a laugh, and
with a moral that makes one feel bet-
ter after viewing it. There are no
wronged women or villainous crimes
depicted. It is so different from all ot-
her photo plays. See the Star next
week for full particulars and details
about its coming.
Rev. Oscar Ingold Pastor
Central Christian Church.
Rev. Ingold comes from Oklahoma
City. He h^a man of force and abil-
ity. There are few better speakers
with a genuine thorough knowledge
of holy writ in Western Oklahoma.
The Star Editor attended College with
ltev. Ingold 19 years ago. He was ev-
en then a good talker and fine gentle-
man of noble character. The people of
Mill K hi j Mangum are really fortunate in ad-
A good farm for sale, and some good ,,inK Br0, InK<'l<l to their host of
young cows, see M. M. Ratlitf at the; K°od citizens and town boosters, for
Exchange Grocery. 20-3t. I he '« ul'e e,,ou*h u booster.
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