The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, July 14, 1916 Page: 1 of 4
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MANCHESTER, GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1916
W. H. Reneau and family spent
Sunday with OLha Burchfiel and wife
Misses Tina and Ina Clinard of An-
thony are visiting with their aunt,
Mrs. Pete Budreau.
George Guthrie, the Overland man,
was up from Wakita. Wednesday, on
Miss Alice Downing, of southwest
of Manchester, spent several days the
latter part of last week with friends
Miss Nellie Brett, has been staying
with Mrs. G. T. Price while the Bretts
have been up in Kansas threshing in
country west of Anthony.
C. E. Bennett, sends the Journal to
his old friend, H. E. Roberts, at Mid-
well, Oklahoma. Mr. Roberts former-
ly lived a few miles south of town and
Mr. Bennett thinks he would be glad
to have the news from here abouts.
Ha/eu Simmons has gone out to
cultivate corn for Jess Mundell, he
said before leaving town that driving
a riding cultivator was a whole lot
easier for him than pitching bouquets
to a threshing machine.
Falkenberg For County Attorney
J. E. Falkenberg announces his
candidacy for the office of County
Attorney, subject to the will of the
democratic voters in the primary
. election to be held August 1st. Mr.
M. C. Sijowers of Pond Creek and Falkenberg is a young attorney at
son, John, of Binger, father and bro- Medford and is regularly graduated
ther of Mrs. John Powers, were here from a law school some three years
Monday, ago. fje js capakie ftncj competent
Mrs. F. C. Patton aud son, Will, an(l if elected will prove an honor
who have been here visiting at the to tbe Part}’and himself,
home of N. W. Patton, left for Coal- Mr. Falkenberg probably has as
ton, Oklahoma, Monday to visit rela- w‘de an acquaintance as any man
tives at that point. in Grant county, having made the
Mra.Fe0ton.hMtonhaviwaseth-^“ur years aB„ be-
10US time With an attack of eryeroa, He is the present county Regist-
so Monday of this week Leslie took rar and was elected as a delegate to
his mother to Anthony for treatment St. Louis Democratic Conven-
or consultation with medical "uthor- tion wbicb renominated Wilson. It
itiesthprp “ was thought for sometime that there
would be no candidate before the
Mr. and Mrs. Marion F. Burt at- democratic primary hut his many
tended a birthday celebratioir [[''“I8 urgf1 him 80 8tr°n81y to file
or hi, father, Jasper Burt i™ A„. lh8t ^ ■“consented to do so.
thony, last Sunday. A. very pleasant
time was reported by those participa-
1 he writer and F. H. Smithhisler
accompanied by E. E. Flora and
Sam Flores of the LaNoria Grande
Oil and Gas Co., of Medford, out to
the Waldron—Manchester oil well
site. They were fired up and work
ing on the tools and installing a
more powerful blast fan for the for-
ge where the drill bits are sharpen-
ed. They had not been drilling for
several days as they are awaiting a
new cable which is due this week.
Everything so far as we could learn
is now in tip-top shape and they
will proceed to drilling again this
week with a double crew. The cas
ing had all been set and the cave-in
cleaned out. The well is now down
six hundred feet
A. Slaughter passed through here
last Friday enroute to Anthony to
attend to some business matters.
J. B. Willis, has been driving home
at night on account of their baby
being quite sick several days. She
was reported much better Wednesday
morning and completely out of dan
The first two weeks of July have
not furnished enough wind to make
the pumps run. Fred H. Wood was
in the other day aud got a pump jack
which he attached to his engine taken
off the header and now says he has no
trouble to get plenty of water for the
Floyd E. Miller, wife aud babe, of
the Lambert News, came up last Fri-
day to visit his mother, Mrs W E.
McAdams, south of town They ex-
pected when they were in last Satur-
day to return home about Tuesday of
G. T. Price is having his barns pain-
ted in “barn red” this week. Mr.
Price has one of the neatest places In
town and the painting that is now be-
ing done by Green & Miller, is adding
not only to the appearance of the
place but adds to its value, as no wood
work should be exposed to the weath
er without being painted.
The attendance at Frank Busch's
sale July Rth. was not large and the
prices were said to be light. We be-
lieve none of the horses were sold, as
not over 50 per cent of their value was
offered. Mr. Busch, will remove to
Barton county, Kansas, soon where
he has rented a half section of farm
land. Oscar Hess will farm the place
he is moving from. Mr. Busch says
he will still hold his farm here.
Shock threshing a short distance
east of town was cleaned up in some
of the neighborhoods last Saturday
and the owners went to look up other
locations if there be any. Threshing
this year is a picnic compared with
the amount of straw that has had to
be put through a machine. The
weather lias been dry and the ground
solid so that a load could be hauled
even by a small team.
A letter from Mrs. Cash Wood, says
it is very dry out in New Mexico,
where they are located, that corn is
about a foot high and that must have
rain soon if they are to raise anything
this year. She said that Cash was
operating her brother’s well boring
machinery, but if rain did not come
the settlers who had contracted for
wells would not be able to pay for
them and work in that line would
R. W. Crockett, candidate for the I
Republican nomination for Assessor,
was here Monday interviewing the
voters on his candidacy. He appeared
well pleased with the out look for his |
DR. R Lo HALL
George N. Wood, a brother of the i
Journal’s editor, came In from Den-
ver, Monday, where he has been tak-
ing treatment for a cancer on his I
lower lip, which he is assured by the [
specialists will yield to their treat-
Mrs. Louise Woodring brought in
some fine apples to the Journal force,
Monday, which by those who sampled
them were pronounced very fine. We j
extend our thanks to any one who)
treats us in this manner.
Surprises will never cease, J. J.
Warnock passed the office the other
day and said, “Say, I want you to tell
the Journal readers that I have quite
town through threshingseasou aud am
working with Jim Alford's machine
and putting in 16 hours some days de I
pending somewhat on the length of I
Col. Bowman, the Harper Auction-
eer, was through here the first of the I
week with a bunch of war and farm
mules he had picked up in the sur-
rounding country. Horses and mules
are getting somewhat scarce and it
takes quite a while to get a bunch
A. Ludeman of Anthony, Informed
us Monday while on his way to the I
farms to look after his hay crop that county, is a candidate for State
as soon as it was taken care of, he and Senator in the Ninth District, com
family were going to get in the big posed of Grant. Kay and Osage
car aud drive to Missouri, Illiuols, J counties, in the Democratic pri-
lowa, Minnesota and Nebraska to raar-v- Dr. Hall needs no introduct-
vislt With friends and relatives. They ion to aDJ' of the old settlers of this
expect to be gone about a month. county. They will remember him
As this is being written MondaJ as one of tbe ^st active democrats
morning, the condition of the roads a"d C'tlZenS for tbe uPbuiIding of
reminds us of what they were when ^ a“d his Part>’- He Par‘
the Strip was opened. The dust is ^ ' ?C6 f°r homesteads
very deep aud the roads are all chop- &t tll£-°Pen'nS of “Strip” secur-
ped up where wheat hauling has been ‘Dg “ h.°me "ear Medford- "’here b*
done. The last rain we had was June L",”r P< Inan' - ears to be*P Put
24th, those crops that were cultivated ih'S^ on maP- He built
the fol,owing week are still in good "Jf .? ,the finef.ho^in
. , , ., tii6 c11\ Lit tiitime Lind is to this
shape and should a good rain come ims
this week we will have the best and
biggest crop of corn we have ever
A. Ludeman informs us that he but
recently returned from Pampa, Texas,
aud Goats, Kansas, where he had wit-
nessed a successful trial of the stand-
ing wheat thresher, iu whose manu-
facture he is Interested He predicts
ttiat in less than ten years this will be
the only harvesting machine to be
manufactured. If as lie says it will
be, that this machine proves success-
full, the harvesting of wheat will be
revolutionized and the farmers will
have no fears of the 1, W. Wg. We
are informed that one of these mac-
hines is in operation at the Hays
Experiment station, in Kansas.
.TWENTY YEARS AGO.
HAPPENINGS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO.
Miss Rosa York and Claud Lewis
visited relatives near Bluff City,
Dr. Saffold reports a new baby
boy born Tuesday morning to Mr.
and Mrs. Al. Pantier.
M. J. Roberson, the true blue
McKinley Republican, was up from
Manchester Monday.—Anthony Re-
\V. E. McAdams came over from
Sumner county Tuesday to begin
improvements on his claim three
miles south of Manchester.
George and Joe Wood have re-
turned from Ellin wood. Kansas,
where they went a few weeks ago
to get work. George says that 75e
for harvest work and 50c an acre
for plowing has completely cured
him of his single gold standard af-
fections and I am afraid McKinleys
party has lost another adherent.—
Plain View Items.
Last Wednesday at the hour of
going to press the Journal said the
indications were good for another
soaking rain. Well, it just fairly
poured down nearly all that night
and as a result we are going to
have more corn next fall than our
farmers will know what to do with.
And the rains are not over. Look
out for more in a few days.
Sam Pierce’s 21st birthday anni-
versary was celebrated last Satur-
day night. A party of young folks
gathered at the home of his parents
and the evening was spent in social
Sunday horse racing commenced
again last Sunday on the track west
of Manchester. Complaint was
made to Deputy Sheriff Tim Sher-
man and he requests us to say that
unless the Sunday racing is stopped
he will be compelled to arrest all
who participate therein. There are
six days in which to run horse races
and that ought to be enough.
L. C. Buckles, our new black-
smith, is making about as fine
showing on a quarter of new land
as it has been our pleasure to see.
He leased the southwest cf 16-29-8
and moved here from Rice county
with his family about the 1st of
March. He now has about 80 acres
in cultivation and we believe about
50 acres in crop, much of it in corn
which is as fine sod corn as ever
grew out of the ground in any
country. Mr. Buckles has never
missed a day from his shop here in
Manchester and the splendid show-
ing on his farm should be accredit-
ed almost wholly to the masterly
work of his 14-year-old son, Artie.
This family will make it win in
Business! Not Politics”
H. L. Hall of Pawhuska, Osage date second to none in the county.
Less than a dozen years ago he
moved to Pawhuska, the capital of
the Osage Nation and is a heavy
taxpayer there now. If he wins in
this and the general election, his
vote will always be found in the in
terest of the tax payer.
Mr. Hall has been honored in his
home town by being elected as
the second Democratic mayor of
that thriving city.
The Doctor’s Motto is: “BUSI-
A more extended write up will
appear in next weeks paper. Watch
W hat A Real Newspaper Thinks.
The Kansas City Star in an edi-
torial on the recent site-tax victory
in Sydney says:
"The latest victory for improved
methods of taxation is in one of the
important cities of the world, Syd-
ney. New South Wales, with a pop-
ulation of 700,000, hereafter will
raise almost its entire revenue from
a tax on land values, exclusive of
improvements. There is no person-
al property tax.
“Sydney adopted the system on
the assumption that the value of a
city lot is due, not to the enterprise
and industry of the owner, but to
the mere presence of population.
An acre of farm land may be worth
SI50. Build a city around it and
the acre may be worth a million
dollars. Sydney says; ‘We created
these big values for land and we
are going to tax them to pay the
expenses of government. The build-
ings on the land were erected by
the owners. We want more build-
ings, so we won’t tax the owners
for building them, so long as we can
get the necessary revenue from the
' lhe principle of encouraging
improvements by exempting them
from taxation is making progress
all over the world. It is a just
principle and it gives excellent re-
sults wherever it is tried.”—The
H. W. RENEAU TO BIG JOB.
H. W. Reneau. of Manchester,
manager of the Kansas Motor Car
Company of Anthony has been ap-
pointed Studebaker manager for
the western half of Oklahoma.
Draw a line through the state north
and south 35 miles east of Okla-
homa City and look at what you
have on the west side of the line
and you see how big a field he has.
He gets half tbe stock of the Com-
pany holdings in Oklahoma City
and a salary of $3,000 per year.
The promotion comes because he
pushed the automobile business
here and made good.
His headquarters will be at Okla-
homa City and to this place he will
move his family. He will be the
distributing agent in the field where
the Studebaker people expect to
distribute 700 cars during the next
Mr. Reneau succeeds Mr. Wat-
kins as President of the Manches-
ter bank and Mr. Mallory succeeds
Mr. Reneau as Cashier and will
have charge of the management of
the bank. Miss Hazel will remain
with the bank.
Mr. Reneau will dispose of his
1’he whole community rejoices
with Reneau in his success in land-
ing the big job.—Anthony Repub-
A Sweet Solemn Thought.
How dear to our hearts is the
Who pays in advance at the
birth of each year.
YV ho lays down the money and
does it quite gladly,
And casts ‘round the office a halo
He never says: “Stop it, I can-
not afford it,
I'm getting more papers than
now I can read.”
But always says, “Send it, our
people all like it—
In fact, we all think it a help
and a need.”
How welcome his check when it
reaches our sanctum,
How it makes our pulse throb,
how it makes our heart dance
We outwardly thank him, we in-
wardly bless him—
The steady subscriber who pays
AN ENJOYABLE EVENING.
Was spent at the country home
of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Budreau.
Wednesday evening, when about
twenty-five young people gathered
to spend the evening. One car of
Manchester young people motored
out, the rest of the guests being re-
sidents of that community.
The occasion was in honor of
Mrs. Budreau’s neice’s. Misses Tina
and Ina Clinard of Anthony.
After many interesting games
were indulged in. refreshments were
served consisting of ice cream and
Tbe guests departed for their re-
spective homes at the beginning of
1 hursday morning, declaring they
had spent a delightful evening.
NO ENGLISH CANDIDATES.
Pro-Germans have alreadv,
greatly to his hurt, made Mr.
Hughes their candidate for presi-
dent. They have absolutely no in-
timation that he will follow their
wishes, their course is dictated lar-
gely by animosity toward Mr. Wil-
The London Observer, speaking
for the English, follows a wiser
course: "As between Mr. Wilson
and Mr. Hughes,” it says, “we can-
not take sides and to avow a pre-
ference for either would only help
The English, in other words,
don't propose to mix in where they
have no call to do so. They realize
that such interference would be but
a boomerang. They are ready to
rest their cause with whomever
may be president.
If the Germans were wise they
would follow the same course. The
worst handicap Mr. Hughes now
has is pro-German support. Unless
he definitely repudiates it, it may
Miss Bertie Jones came in the office
and had the paper sent to her cousin,
Mrs. F. O. Benz, of Kansas City, who
had been visiting here a short time
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