Elk City News-Democrat (Elk City, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 49, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 7, 1921 Page: 6 of 12
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ELK CITY NEWS-DEMOCRAT THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1921
Devoe Lead and Zinc Paint is Guaranteed to Go Further,
La£ Longer and Look Better Than Any Paint Sold in Elk City
Let Us Figure Your Bill
PALACE DRUG STORE
Elk City, Oklahoma
A baby boy was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Johnnie Smaltz last Friday
morning. Mrs. Smaltz was formerly
Miss Virgil Ledbetter.
Mrs. Isabel Atwood with her son,
Willie drove over to Bessie Saturday
and stayed until Sunday evening,
visiting her sister, Mrs. F. Grimme.
Mrs. John Berger and baby, of
Canute, started to Carter Monday on
a visit, but the baby became sick
while here and on the doctor’s ad-
vice Mrs. Berger returned home.
Dr. !. A. Lee, rectal specialist, will
be in his office next Monday and
in Hawkins building, over Palace
Meat Market. 4-7
Virgil Hill is building a five room
colonial residence on West Broad-
way. Mr. Shafer has the contract.
Mrs. Mahaffey of Oklahoma City,
visited over Sunday with her daugh-
ter Mrs. J. G. Scott.
RAISE YELLOW CORN
The Farmer’s Miiling Co., is very
! anxious for the farmers around here
1 to raise yellow corn this year and
1 rhty are paying an extra price for
i good seed corn of the yellow variety.
J They expect to give some premiums
j at the County Fair, too, this year
I on yellow corn.
Miss Laura Fanning is also taking
telegraphy at^ the Western Union
office and is "making splendid pro-
gress. She is a sister of Mrs. R. H.
Best McAlester Lump Coal at
SI 1.75 per ton at our bins—Farmer's
| Milling <& Supply Co. 4-7
The Boy Scouts are going out to-
j morrow evening to cook supper—
! if weather is favorable. This will be
the first meal cooked by the Scouts,
and 'all are anxious to know how well
they do with their griddle cakes, etc.,
such as they have to make.
Dallas Semi-Weekly News and Elk
City News-Democrat, 1 year $2.50.
ENJOYABLE BOX SUPPER
The I. 0. O. F. and Rebekahs had
a fine time at their box supper last
! Friday night. They made $63.00.
!Jim O’Donnell was the auctioneer,
j and as is always the case, he got the
| bids. Jim is always helping some
i society or some one in our city, and
; his efforts are appreciated. He do-
nates many hours and (lays helping
! boost things for Elk City and Beck-
ham county: He ah/ays makes
things lively, and makes a "feller”
want to do his best in bidding.
One feature of the evening’s en-
tertainment was a contest in the drill
of the two organizations. The Re-
bekahs won in makings the three
links, the letters “I. 0. O. F.” and
"F. L. T.” The members of the I. 0.
O. F. will have to “set ’em up” later
to the ladies for this victory.
The ladies are having a member-
ship contfest, one side wearing the
green and the other side the pink.
They have added a large number of
members. The contest will close two
weeks from tomorrow night and the
losing sfde is expected to “furnish
the ice cream” at the celebration.
J. C. “BUD” RILEY KILLED
We havevsecured the services of Dave Byler, who
has full charge of the mechanical department in our
Garage and Machine Shop and he needs no introduc-
tion. If Dave can’t fix it there is no need for any one
else to try. ,
We are adding to our Garage every day and in a
short while expect to have one of the best equipped
Garages and Machine Shops in Western Oklahoma.
—BRING IN YOUR CAR AND LET DAVE FIX IT—
PAYING FOR THE HOME
“Up to two years ago my money
all went to doctors and medicine for
my stomach trouble. I was con-
stantly filled with gas and no medi-
cine helped me permanently until I
tried a bottle of Mayr’s Wonderful
Remedy at that time with excellent
results. Now I am using my money
in paying for a home.” It is simple
harmless preparation that removes
the catarrhal mucus from the intes-
tinal tract and allays the inflam-
mation which causes practically all
Stomach, liver and intestinal ail-
ments, including appendicitis. One
dose will convince or money refund-
ed.—All Druggist.- 4-7
From the Erick Democrat:
Many stories have been related as
tfl ihe killing of Bud Riley, and it is
a hard matter to come to a conclusion
as to how the affair started.
Upon our arrival at Mangum we
were informed that the corner’s ver-
dict was, “Killed from Gun Shot by
Officers, Cause Resisting Arrest.”
The verdict was based upon informa-
tion and testimony of the officers
doing the killing, as there were no
other witnesses present when the in-
cident took place.
A party by the name of Coley, a
service car man from Erick, was the
first to appear upon the scene, and
he was held to identify Riley, the
officers not knowing who he was,—
so we heard—and retained until
three o’clock Tuesday afternoon.
Coley was released after the corners
hearing and he came straight to Erick
and spread the news.
ThC-first story that was given us
as to how the affair started was,
“Riley was driving along the high-
way in his car and was hailed by
officers, ordered to stop and submit
to arrest. One of the officers step
Ada Riggs in Texas, and moved to
this locality about 20 years ago. To
them have been born 6 daughters
and 5 sons, all of whom are living,
except the eldest daughter, a fine
character, talented, educated, and
beloved, who passed on three years
Also left to mourn his loss are the
aged father and mother, 4 brothers
and 2 sisters.
Bro. S. N. Wilson of the Baptist
church, Bro. J. L, Haddock of the
First Christian church and Bro. J.
E. Bell of the Baptist church con-
ducted the religious services at the
tabernacle, speaking words of com-
mendation and consolation at this
closing chapter in the life of the de-
A large choir rendered appropriate
The floral tribute bespoke though-
fulnesK A quantity of flowers were
sept by the 7th and 8th grades from
the school and the First Christian
Sunday school gave a'lbeautiful clus-
ter of carnations and ferns ordered
from the city.
One of the largest corteges, per-
haps the largest ever seen hefe fol-
Ed Reed and Art Lee attended the
Broom Makers and Buyers Conven-
tion at Chickasha Tuesday and Wed-
Mrs. W. N. Paulk with baby re-
turned to her home in Enid after a
two week’s visit with Mr. Paulk’s
parents. Mrs. L. M. Paulk and Mrs.
D. Luttrell accompanied her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wauchope of
Hammon, were here Monday, accom-
panying her mother and sister to
Elk City on their return to their
home in Chicago, after a visit -of five
weeks out here.
Mrs. T. C. Wood of Chickasha,
visited over Sunday with her friend
Mrs. Luella Jackson of Foss, visit-
ed over Sunday with her friend Mrs.
ping in front -of Riley’s car, at which ^^^hlf homVtfih'
n trim onr I’nmmpnc. Iirom ns earxmy nome xo xn
Mr and Mrs. C. P. Fitzgerald en-
tertained the Merritt Sunday School
last Friday night with a candy break-
ing. They played all kinds of games
and had the “happiest time ever.”
. DHONE 370
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Solomon of
Sayre, were here M-inday morning,
and made us a pleasant call. They
had aecomnanied their daughter,
Mrs. J. M. Allison to Elk City. She
was on her way to Vinyard, Texas,
to make her future home.
^^WEST FIFTH STREET
J. S. Canavan has moved out on
the farm and orders the paper sent
i to Routee Three.
J. H. Nischwitz, the plumber, has
| been working in Hammon, and is now
working in the Indian school.
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Good Lumber Cheap
I hlS yard is prepared to supply you with
JL = everything you desire in lumber, mill
work and other materials for building and
When you buy SEASONED lumber you have no trouble
from warping or shrinkage. Our lumber is WELL SEA-
SONED before we sell it.
When you buy at reasonable prices you can well afford to
build or repair. We keep prices down, quite within the
reach of any one.
time Riley drew a gun and commenc-
ed firing and was killed by a return
hot from the officers. All of Riley’s
shots going wild.”
Bud was shot twice through the
left arm, the bullets going through
and lodging in his heart and shoulder,
once in the head and once in thfe side,
making a total of four bullets enter-
ing the body.
Bud’s car had eight holes in it, the
curtains being up, one came in the
back of the car, and two or three in
each side, the top wind shield was
broke out of the car.
After the corner’s inquest the body
was carried to Mangum and held
until his folks arrived and gave orders
for it to be embalmed and dressed
for burial and brought back to Erick.
Below we print part of an article !
clipped from the Sayre Headlight:
Bud Riley, formerly coxint com-
missioner from the xnird district of
Beckham county, a resident of Erick
and a gentleman well known over
the county, was shot and killed by an
enforcement officer, about thhe mid-
dle of the afternoon Tuesday.
There are so ffiany different
stories afioat that we are loth to say
much about how the affair came
about The olnv which now seems
certain is that Riley was killed while
driving along the highway in his au-
tomobile near the county line, south-
east of Erick. Some reports puts
the shooting over the line and into
Greer county, but the information
at hand which seems to us to be
the most reliable, fixes it as about
one mile north of the county line, and
consequently in Beckhafn county.
Jt seems that Sheriff Tuton, of
Greer county, together with and en-
forcement officer (some say two)
were in the “brakes” southeast of
Erick, hunting for a still which is
claimed to exist in that neighborhood.
Riley came along the highway and
ws? ordered to strip by the officers
at least is their claim. ....
' The officers assert- that instead of
stopping Riley whipped cut an au-
tomatic and opened fire, and in turn
was shot and killed by the enforce-
ment officer. .
V7e could write many more stones
that weie told, but we believe what
we have told along with the Htad-
| light article to be as near the straight
r.f affairs as we could attain from
hearsay and facts.
A vast assemblage of Beckham
county’s neighbors and acquaintances
of twenty years, together with the
generation 'of today and tomorrow,
paid a last tribute to the memory of
Mr “Bud” Riley at his late home in
West Erick and at the cemetery
south of town Wednesday at 3:30
Mr. Riley was killed at one of his
farm® 12 miles southeast of Er:ck,
Tuesday morning some where near
11 a. m., the full particulars of the
affairs not yet obtainable.
Leceased was born in Texas. Sept.
21. 1877 Aged U years. He was
in the prime of manhood and nature
bed bestowed lavishly upon him. Of
fine nhysinue. a man of excellent
busimiegs judgement and foiVright,
he was prompt to grasp an oppor-
tunity for financial success and by
hard work and good management had
accumulated wealth. He had served
the county well a<= a commissioner of
fh*is district and had been a promi-
nent factor in the business world of
cemetery where the tabernacle,
though packed could nut contain half
the assemblage.—By G. B.
A mild cathartic action of Her-
bine is well liked by ladies. It puri-
fies the system without griping or
sickening the stomach. Price COc.
Sold by Gregory Drug Co. 4-28
• Rev. W. M. Cochran made a busi-
ness trip to Oklahoma City the first
of the week
“LEAVE IT TO GUY.”
FIRST ANNUAL SALE
Registered Live Stock
SHORTHORN CATTLE, POLAND CHINA HOGS,
DUROC HOGS, AND REGISTERED JACKS
Wednesday, April 20,1921
We cordially invite you to attend this Sale
as you will find what you want.
Show April 19th.
Banquet Tuesday night, April 19th.
Write C. R. Flint, Secretary, for Catalogues.
. 1 have purchased the interest of my partner, Mr.
Walter Baber, and am now the sole owner.
In order to get better acquainted with the trade, lor the
firSt fifteen days in April I will give with the firSt
purchase of each customer, of 5 gallons of
gasoline, ONE GALLON FREE
We Are Going to Handle the Celebrated
And All We Ask Is a Trial.
We Know That You Will Use no Other.
Hereafter this company will be known as the
MOTOR SALES CO.
(OLD BODURTHA STATION)
Phone 53. G. F. Culwell, Mgr.
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