The Sayre Headlight, Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SAYRE HEADLIGHT
SAm:, bbckham countv. Oklahoma, thumsoav »oKn,n^^—=
More Interest Manifested This Year
Assuring a Large Attendance and
a Fine Exhibit, Notwithstanding
the Short Crops.
campaign County Treasurer
Snell made no such promise, ant
only said that he would handle
the office economically. Now
the dull period is at hand and he
has laid oil Deputy Barker until
business picks up, and will do
the work himself, thus saving
to the county the amount of
clerk hire. >
District Clerk Martin was an-
°thcr who made no promises,
yet he is conducting the dis-
trict clerk’s ollice with very lit-
tie assistance, for several
months post having done the
work entirely alone. These are
two examples which taxpayers
will do well to remember.
fOUND THREE HORSES IN J WEIL (strudk Mr. underwood,
-. him instantly. While the
Three Hone. Belonging to John Bo- n)embe[8 ()f th* family were
hann.n Di,append Sund.v * they Very sickly
The Beckham County fair 17. Judging in all classes
commences at Elk City on Toes-
day next, continuing for four i m ,DAYl |
1 Two flights by flying ma- F,rm P . .
chine. (rarmer. Find It An
“■ f ree for all pace.
days. This year there seems to
he an unusual amount of inter-
IKK! HHET IN SIRE IS END
est manifeVtedTn the"fair "and \ I°r a," pace< I Bri"S The‘r H°e‘ Here
while the drouth has had a dis-j °rl al1 trot* For some years Sayre has en-
AA.....,a' mile running race. Joyed the reputation of paying
Lal1 sanies. | the top of the market '•••
........;........... uiwj a dis-
couraging effect upon many who
would otherwise have been ex-
hibitors, yet there promises to
be even a better display than in
anv of the former years.
This season is admitted by a
to have been up to date the
most peculiar one in the history
o! the whole country, and not in
Oklahoma alone. One of the
peculiar features noted here ii
that there are streaks, or smal
patches, where the farmers had
a shower that has given them
Rood crops, while their less for-
tunate neighbors have suffered.
While there is no denying that
the coops, as a whole, have been
badly damaged, yet there are
cases where samples of the pro
ductiveness of Western Okla-
homa will be forthcoming that
will compare very favorably
with those of other years, and
at the coming fair we may ex-
pect to see fully as good an ex-
hibit of farm products as in any
year in the history of the fair.
While the crops are short, and
displays hard to secure, yet this
year there is an unusual inter-
est, and the country is being
scoured to find products which
will make a favorable showing,
when the best is selected from
the exhibit at the county fair
to make up Beckham county’s
display at the state fair, and at
the Dry Farming Congress, at
The management of the fair
is making extra efforts this year
for the entertainment of visitors
and has secured as an attraction
a flying machine, which wjn jeourse.
, me lup m me marKet for live
.Second day of Tennis Tour- Ptock. particularly hogs, and
nament. this vpnr it aanmo.„n n_____’1.
this year it seems* as though a
fourth day. Iof the farmers of Western Okla-
Two flights of the flying ,10nia were bound to bring their
machine. hogs to the Sayre market.
“• School contests. Ball games, Either the farmers are raising
3- Grand Parade of premium hogs in much larger numbers,
stock. I or the scope of country from
Two mile relay race. Saddle which theY are brought to Sayre
h,’rses* |is broadening, as the number
Half mile mule race. $5.00 coming in is considerably larger
to winner. No entry fee. lban 1,1 former years.
$1.00 to every mule getting course the one thing that
inside the distance, attracts them in ts.'o ,i:___
hann.o Disappeared Sunday
Monday John Bohannan, liv-
ing north of this city, missed a
mare, filly and colt, and spent
the day Monday endeavoring to
get some clue to their where- pi,b,.
abouts, the conclusion being 1
reached that they had been stol-
en. Tuesday it was discovered
that the three were in an oil
well on Mr. Bohannan’s farm
Investigation of the matter
showed tracks around the we
in such manner as to indicate
that they had been pushed into
the well. The services of John
Brothers was secured, and he
was lowered into the well,
where he found that the' eyes o1'
the mare and filly had been cu
out, and that the horses hac
been backed into the well. The
colt had been pushed in first
and was underneath the other
covered, and. none were serious-
HV RUB HAVE |0 CHOP
55 couniv baphsi asso.
Half mile farmers running
7. Last day of Tennis Tourna-
COHINC StntE EVCfllH COM
Expected That Course Coming Winter
Will Be Best Ever in Sayre
^ Last year the success of the
Sayre Lyceum association'w.as a
marked one, due to two reasons.
In the first place there was
awakened an unusual amount of
interest in the course, and sec-
ond because each number proved
that an absolutely first class at-
traction had been selected. \
This year the local association
has again contracted with the
Dixie Lyceum Bureau, and has
the assurance that the course
this season will be better than
that of last year, their financial
success having led them to in-
vest in a still more expensive
attracts them in this direction
is the price paid. Here they
get the very highest figure, to-
gether with promptness in hand-
ling and satisfactory settlements.
This makes things very satisfac-
tory for the farmer, with the
result that he always has a good
word to say of the Sayre mar-
two, and fie was unable
down to it.
ihis latter discovery ha9
caused some pretty strong talk
among people about town, and
if it should be discovered who
was the perpetrator of this out-
rage it is rather hard to predict
just what might happen. Cer-
tain it is, that whoever is re
sponsible for it is hardly to be
reckoned with as a human be-
ing. A man who would torture
a dumb brute by cutting their
eyes out, then pushing them in-
;o a w?ll, and leave them to die
)y inches certainly deserves al-
most any punishment that could
be meted out to him.
Reported in North weilern
Beckham and Vicinity
the party of hunters who
have just returned from a trip
into Texas, passing through
northwestern Beckham and
■southwestern Huger Mills coun-
ties, report that farmers in that
section have an abundant feed
crop, while other crops have
been damaged but comparative-
ly little. Several of the gentle-
men who comprised this party
declare that there is feed stuff
enough in that section to supply
the needs of both counties, and
that the fear of a feed shortage
in this section is not really war-
PPOINfS A PROBATION OTEICER
udge Gipson Namei Thoi. J. Grej-
bam to Act in That Capacity
Subject to confirmation by the
county commissioners, Judge
Gipson has appointed Thos. J.
Gresham as probation officer for
Beckham county. Mr. Gres-
ham’s duties will be to look after
school children, and see that
they attend school, according to
the requirements of the Okla-
homa laws, and also to look
after any other disorderly ehild-
,en within the borders of Beck-
SEVERAL BAIL GAMES LAST WEEK
—--- iam county.
* SI“E 'N TEXAS ROVPETERS IN HOT SPRINGS FIRE
\ - C i'll rv - —- —
Oscar Caudill Discovers One
From J. D. Clay
Early last spring a horse be-
Firemen vs. County Officials ed one night, and efforts of the
Recently there has been ail officers were unavailing when it
epidemic of local ball games ca,ne to Covering where it
the Fats and Leans having dis- went- A couple of weeks ago
tinguished themselves upon the Gscar Caudil1 made a trip to
diamond, then the city and Canadian* Texas, on horse back,
diamond, then the city and Canadian* Texas, on horse back,
county officials fought it out and when returning he discover-
------------ 'ed the missing horse in a pas-
make two flights on each day of
the fair, while the races an<
other features promise to be
fully up to the usual standard.
For the accommodation of the
people of the western portion of
the county an arrangement has
been made with the Rock Island
railway for a special train leav-
ing Texola at about 8 o’clock
each morning, and Sayre at
about 9 o’clock, returning early
in the evening. This will afford
a much better opportunity than
usual to attend the fair, and
Will undoubtedly be the means
of a largely added attendance.
The following is the official
program for the fair:
Devoted to entries. No enter-
tainment. No admission fee,
Two flights by the flying
2:20 Pacing race.
Relay race, any kind of hor
ses. Change saddles and
horses every half mile. Two
One mile running race.
First day of the Western
Oklahoma I ennis Tourna-
The attractions booked
the coming winter are
September 22 The Chicago
November 20 Booth Lowry,
January 10 A. Green, Lec-
February 20 The Hawkeye
March 21 Brush, Magician.
Within a very short time a
committee will be out with seas-
on tickets for sale, and w.th the
assurance that they are able to
give there is but little doubt
that enough tickets will be dis-
posed of to insure the financial
success of this winter’s course.
The firemen got the idea that H the missing horse m a pas-
they could play ball, and tackled Jur° a few miles fr°m the Texas
a lot of the youngsters about Ine' Gaudld started to lead
town, and then turned their at- .the horsebaeK to this city, but
tention to the county officials, ll became lame and was left
This last game attracted more a.Earmer near ^weetwater,
attention than any of the others whowi 11 bring it to Sayre as
and afforded much amusement f°°n as il recovei's from its
for the spectators. The county'ameness*
officials went down to defeat,
hut now claim the firemen play-
viami me iiremen play- 1 uuuni l IIlLHOUilLn
ed only four men who really be- ---
longed to the department, filling [State Examiner Find, Book, Balance
the other places with the most to a Cent
expert men they could pick up n , „
in this vicinity. J deputy Mercer, from the
---------state examiner’s office, has been
work on Monday last. Mr.
He Was at the Park Hotel, and Lost
Trunk and Clothing
Roy Peters, who has been at
Hot Springs for some time past,
taking baths for rheumatism,
writes friends here that he was
stopping at the Park Hotel,
which was destroyed by the big
ire of last week, and that he
barely got out alive, losing his
runk and all his clothing.
HI IS Cliff! ECONOMICAL
r n. . work on Monday last Mr
Farmers are Bringing It I. i, Large I Mercer was very complimentary
Quantities to Mr. Snell, in speaking of the
During the drouth it has fre- way the affairs of the office have
fluently been said that all of the been conductCd- and informed
broom corn in Western Oklaho- the Head!i£ht that he found the
ma had been destroyed, and books to balance to a cent, and
now one begins to wonder where everythinKabouk the office in
it all comes from. There is no tbe best condition. '
question but that the crop will ^ /
this year be a very short one, KILLED 8K LIGHTENING
o Succeed J. F. McGrath. From the
The council has selected T.
’• Wise to*fill the vacancy in
the aldermanic body caused by
l ie resignation of J. F. Mc-
Inith, from the third ward.
Hr. Wise has not as yet qualifier
but it is understood that he wil
accept the position.
County Treasurer Lay, Off Deputy
and Wilt Do Work Him,elf
During the campaign a year
ago there was donsiderable said
about clerk hire in the various
county offices, and some of the
candidates even went so far as
pledge themselves to pay
• ° ,............. v”
whatever clerk hire was neces-
sary in their offices out of their
own pocketbooks. During the
yet there \yill be considerably
more than has been predicted
by men who thought that they
were not exaggerating condi-
1 ho receipts of last yeor were
the largest in the history of
Sayre, and will probably stand
tor a number of years as the
record, bufthis year is bound to
be much more satisfactory than
many have anticipated.
F. K. Thurmond spent Thurs-
daj last at Carter on business
A. M. Underwood Killed Whili
ing With Family
OruSunday last A. M. Under-
wood, a farmer living northwest
of Berlin, attended a meeting at
, A- P- Hamblen, postmaster at
rontiss, was in tho city y ester-
day. Mr. Hamblen had with
him his son and daughter, Jen-
nings B. and Miss Mabel Ham-
blen, who left on the afternoon
train for Franklin, Indiana,
where they will spend the win-
tei with their grand parents,
and attend school.
C. S. Gilkerson, of Elk City,
was calling on Sayre friends on
Tuesday aftefnoon. For two
years past Mr. Gilkerson has
been conducting a paper at
Waurika, Oklahoma, but has re-
cently sold out and returned to
O. C. Heard and Miss Bessie
Parish, both of Bettina town-
ship. were married at the court
Tbeir Annual Meeting i, Now in Se,-
•ion in This City
The Baptists of Beckham
county are in Sayre this week
as we 'go to press. It j8 3ai(J
that tins is a body of messen-
gers from (he various churches
of the coa"ty. but to an outlld-
er. when he surveys the crowd,
it would apjiear that they w,.re
An organization was perfect-
ed Tuesday morning by the
election of the following officers*
Lev. S. N. Wilson, moderator.
Rev. J. M. Wileman, clerk.
Rev. F'orest Maddoux, corres-
L. M. Allen, treasurer.
The business of the associa-
tion is progressing very nicely.
Rev. J. M. Wileman, by selec-
tion. preached the introductory
sermon, and his auditors praise
the effort as one of merit.
Tuesday night state missions
were under consideration, and
the state secretary, J. C. Stal-
cup, of Oklahoma City, deliver-
ed a very instructive address-
upon the subject.
Wednesday morning Rev. W
H. Moorer, state Sunday school
secretary, discussed the work
in a way to make the heart
At 11 a. m. Rev. H. G. Phil-
lips, pastor of the local church,
preached the association ser-
mon, which was very appropri-
ate as a thing of thought and'^
The evening session opened
^ith the Ladies Aid in charge.
Good things were served plentL
fully, a soul feast being spread
by those accomplished women.
Miss Mattie Curtis, one of the
state workers in this depart-
ment, graced the sccasion with
her presence, and added much
to the interest.
Rev. W. A. McKinney, of the
Baptist orphans’ home; Rev.
loss, representing the Baptist
Messenger; Rev. A. Nunnery,
of the Worker, and Rev. H. a!
Goodwin, of Texas, are on hand,
and a feast of good things are
is.sured for a day or two more.
The ladies of the local church
ire serving dinner and supper
in the basement of the church,
and the people of the city are
caring for the messengers at
Hr. J. C. Baker. E. L. Martin,
B. F. Williams, W. J. McAner-
ny, C. H. Puckett, of Sayre; F.
0. McKewn, of Buffalo; H. A
Craycroft ami W. H. L. Cam pi
b»*ll, of Oklahoma City,
nrised a hunting party
has spent the greater part
the past week on an outing
northwest of Sweet-
Giime8, and started to drive bouse on Saturday last, Judge
ome that evening. With Mr. Gipson performing the cere-
Underwood, in a farm wagon.1 mony.
was his wife and children. They Mrs. W. H. Winberly and lit
wore caught in the thunder! tie daughter, of Ardmore '
shower which came up that I rived in the city yesterday’and
night, and whfie driving along are the guests of her sisle-
jthe highway a bolt of lightening! Mrs. Harry Mays, on Broidway!
Die Royal Neighbors and
dieir families will hold a picnic
Hnday afternoon on the lawn
north of the court house, and ex-
tend an invitation to members
of the M. W. A. and their fam-
i ies to join them at that place
at 4:30, and participate in the
Picnic. Bring well-filled bas-
E. M. Green, a prominent
merchant and old timer, of
Enck, was in the city this week
mixing with the boys. Mr.
Green is one of the “probable’’
candidates for sheriff next year.
Prof. O. E. Hilton, of the Tex-
ola schools, has been spending a
part of tHe past week in Sayre,
in attendance upon the meeting
of the Beckham County Baptist
O. J. McGaugh, of Delhi, was
transacting business in this city
on Monday afternoon.
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Seely, Charles J. The Sayre Headlight, Vol. 15, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1913, newspaper, September 11, 1913; Sayre, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc405443/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.