The Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 36, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 11, 1915 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma His Sociity
The BEAVER HERALD
Oldest Oklahoma NcwsuaDer RQDUbllcan for PrlnclDlo
BEAVER BEAVER COUNTY OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY FEBRUARY n 1915.
Dr. L. S. Munsell returned last night
. from a visit with relatives at Cameron
Rev. F. 10. Lewis nnd
Overton returned from
Mrs. A. 8. Dickson went out nenr
D.lko Tuesday for n few days visit with
her mother Mr. Emma Ilmnphrey
Lino Uiakson of QHte motored over
to Beaver Tuesday and visited for n
few hours with his brothers R. E. and
Miss Marie Harris Mrs. Ed Hanson
and Miss Orveta Qulun were baptised
at the pool wtst of town yesterday by
Uev. L. L. ShaV or the Christian
Little Miss Luvilla Oarson who hns
been seriously ill for tlio past two
weeks pf neuritis is much improved at
tliis time we are pleased to report
Guy Woodman manager of the
Woodward oflloo of the Renfrew It)
vestment Company Is here tills week
on business connected with the branch
of the business here which is in charge
of W. F.Carson.
F. 0. Tracy and Frauk I.aughrln re-
turned Friday from St. Louis and Kan-
sas City. Since his return Mr. Laugh-
rin has been cmllned to his home a
greater part of the time with a severe
cold which almoBt bordered on pneu-
monia lie is improved at this time
S. S. Strong moved in n small Iron-
clan building from his farm Tuesday
and this together with the cave and a
cook shack is furnishing the family
a comforUble shelter until morn com-
modlou&'quarters can bo arranged to
tako the nlace of their hqine destroyed
by lire Sunday.
Coutity Assessor V right is going Un-
rounds this week taking the assessment
of 115. About nine out of every ten
people become suddonly poverty strick
en when the tax assessor calls. Coun
ty Assessor Wright has a pretty good
llne-un however and very few will be
able to fool him to any great extent as
to their possessions
Ray llarnes has a seven year old n
mare weight 1000 pounds broko l
ride and to drive either single or
double gentle sound and in good con-
dition which ho is offering for Bale at
rin attractive bargain price. See him
at the Beaver Hardware Company e-
tabllshment for further Information.
2-U 3-4 -It
In response to inquiries concerning
the condition of wheat in various parts
of the county we are Informed that
the plant fs making a good growth in
most sections and that prospects for a
crop are equally aa good and hotter in
many places than at this time a year
ago. If this is true and future condi
tions aro such that the growth is not
retarded it will be a wonderful thing
for Beaver county. A repetition of
iho immense crops that were produced
last season and the good prices that
prevailed would put nearly every far-
mer and many others on a good solid
foundation. It is to be hoped that
Providence may so favor us another
i FORD g
gS: iiik cNiveasAi. na zS
The extraordinary dollar-fordollar value and
unequalled service that explain the success of
iho Ford car aro present oven to a greater ex-
tent than over beforo in tho now Ford Coupelet.
You have in tills happy example of tho two cars-in-ono
idea a greater degreo of comfort and
luxury. A matter of two minutes and tho top
is up transforming tho roadster into a coupa
and the driver Is safo from all tho rigors of weather.
Tho Coupelet is built on tho Ford chassis tho wtmo
chassis tho qualities of which have inudo tho iinmo of
tho Ford it household word for reliable service and econ-
omyless than 2c per mllu.
Ford Coupelet $750; Ford Sedan $975; Ford Town
Car $690; Ford Touring Car $"490; Ford Run-
about $140'. All fujly equipped o. b Detroit.
On display nnd sale at LONG & IiAWSON
Beaver Oklahoma. .
Bur era will share la proQUi IT we sell at retail 500000
new Tord cars between Augut 19U and Augutt 1915
Misses Bertha Turner and Amy Batrd
were down from Forgan yesterday and
spent the afternoon In tho county sat.
Miss Turner Is bookkeeper at the Tru-
ax Hardware establishment and Miss
Baird is chief operator In the telephone
Considerable sickness is reported
about town. Colds and lagrippe sccnn
to bo the trouble for the most part.
Among those who are indisposed are:
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Laughrln mid
Grandma Laughrin Mrs. O. I). Over-
ton little son of Mrs. Fchr and Mrs
V. II. Thomas.
Mrs J. A. Spohn received news tliii
week that Iter mother an aged wnmnn
of 81 years hud sustained a fractured
hip as a result of a fall and wasln quite
a serious condition. Her home is at
Indianola Iowa. Mrs. Spohn and lit-
tle daughter Alice expect to leave to-
morrow for hor bedtido.
Guy W. VonSchriltz.an attorney of
Ooldwater Kansas was a prnfer-slonal
Visitor In Heaver the past week. He
was hero looking after business Inter-
ests for Mrs. Adn B. Smith formerly
register of deeds of this county but
now of Ooldwater. Mr. VoniSchrlltz
pitroulzed the Job department of the
HEitAt.o while In the city. Wo got out
some neat business cards for him.
John E Snrain state-upon tot the
Boys' Club Work was here from Still-
water and spent a day with home folks
the past week He alto met with the
faculty of the city schools and dls
cussed matters with them concerning
the work in the various departments
He was making a tour of the western
part of the stato on business pertain-
ing to his work and went on from here
to other points in the county
H. M. Winn M. D of Oklahoma
City was in Beaver several days the
past week looking over this section
with a view to locating. Dr. Winn is
not a stranger to the Southwest He
lived at Coldwater and Protection
Kansas for about twenty yeBrs dur-
ing lite early days and is thoroughly
familiar with conditions In this sec-
tion. He has not yet decided as to
whether ho will locate at this or at tin
other point in this section.
From tho amount of nadir maize and
feterlla which is constantly oeing haul
eil to market and for which the farm-
era are getting $ ) and better is evi-
dent that there is still being a goodly
amount of the coin of the realm con-
verted to the pocket books or bank ac-
counts of Beaver county tillers of the
oil. In addition to this buyers have
been in tho county the past few weeks
purchasing horses and high prices have
been paid often as high as $300 00.
With such conditions as this prevail-
ing Beaver county folks should have
very little complaint to offer.
Chalmer Strong sustained some se-
vere burns on the left hand and fore-
arm Sunday in the lire which consum-
ed tho Strong homo but his injuries
aro doing nicely at this time and it is
thought that his burns will heal rapid
ly. Had it not been for the presence
of mind Chalmer exhibited in running
at once and jumping into n stock tank
full of water when the burning oil was
so rapidly spreading the fire all over
him it is altogether probable that he
might have been fatally Injured. Chal-
mer used good judgment both In trying
to take tho gasoline tank from the
burning stove and in so quickly extin-
guishing the llarnes in his clothing
Not every boy of his age or even men
or women would have noted as wisely
WATER 1HD LIGHT H
Material on the Ground and Work
Commenced. Mains will Ex-
tend to all Parts of Town
FIRE PROTECTION AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS
THE HOPE OF YEARS AT LAST TO
The Railroad Will
Work is commencing in earnest tills
week on Beaver's $05000 00 waterworks
and electric light ysteim. Material
is being placed on the ground as fast
as It arrives at the railroad station nnd
pipe is being strung all over town in
very direction. Mains will ex end ti
all parts of tho city so that every sec-
tion will be well supplied with water
and ample flro protection provided.
The electric light system will take
practically tho same route as that of
the water and the current will be easi-
ly accessible to a vast majority of the
residents. Arc lights will be freely
distributed to all parts of the city and
Douglas avenue converted into a
"Great Whito Way."
At this time we are unable to securo
a copy of the blue print giving tho
exact location of the various water
mains and lights but we hope to do so
by next week.
It fooks mighty good to sec tho work
of constructing these long-talked-of
and long-hoped-for publlo improve
ments actually tinder way. Few towns
are wiso enough to rnako such Improve-
ment until many tlmn the value of such
goes up in smoke and this has been the
case with Beaver but anyhow we are
glad to see tho systems going In. It
means protection in future and ought
to have a tendency to loner the rate
of insurance perceptibly. Not only
that it will be n vondnrful conven-
ience and after it is all installed and
in running order we will wonder how
we ever managed to got along so many
years without It.
STRONG HOME BURNS TO Till: GROUND.
Sunday morning Just as the Sunday
Schools of the city were opening their
services analarm was given that the
home of S. H. Strong was on fire. As
soon as the alarm was given people
came running from all directions anx-
ious to render any assistance they
might but nobody reached the home in
time to help save any of the contents
and aside from a piano nnd a few other
small articles which Mr Stroug and
family were able to rescue the entire
house and contents were consumed
The Ore originated from a gasoline
stove. Mr. and Mrs. Strong and the
latter's brother were in the cave a
short distance from the house setting
an incubator. Tho rest of the family
had gono to Sunday school all except
Ohalmer the second son a boy of about
fourteen years. Ohalmer had not beeu
well for a few days and being compell-
ed to stay around the house had de
cided he would make some candy that
morning. He accordingly attempted
to light tho gasoline stove and in doing
so allowed the gas to How too long be
fore lighting. When he applied the
match tho flames shot up and enoii-
oled the gasoline tank and fearing an ex
plosion Ohalmer attempted to rotnove
the tank from the stove. In doing so
the cap came off of the tank and the
gasoline spilled out all over his hand
and arm Igniting Instantly and ho was
forced to drop the tank and save him-
self A stock tank was sitting at the
windmill near the house and was full
of water. Ohalmer ran out of the
burning building and Jumped into the
tank of water crying for his father at
the same time. This brought the folks
up out of the cave but even in so short
time the flames had spread so rapidly
that the kitohen In which the stove
stood was filled with (lames and. the
telephone being In that room it was
Impossible to summon help Nnt tin-
til. thn smoke and fire was seen issuini;
rnn.h. Hnrntnrr rmtfrilntf l.tf nolcli.
bors atid church-goers was the alarm
Be Next In Order
Now that tlii-80 Improvements arc
aesurred and out of tli" way all hands
can turn tu thn poshing of the mllrond
proposition which is nut dead by any
menus nor oven sleeping Wo want to
assure our readers that everything is
going along favorably and while the
road is not being built as early ns we
had hoped and expected yet proposi-
tions of such proportions cannot be
taken caro of all in a jiffy and we must
bide our time. The editor of the Hun-
ami feels conlldeut that It won't be
long nnT until we can announce that
actiinl ivork has been commenced on
laying thn teel on the new road. The
full details regarding tho progress of
the road ure not for publication IB yet
"Tho powers that be" seem to have
adopted the principle of doing more
and talking less which is favorable
and about the only way such projects
are 'loftily terminated successfully
TIih edtlor of thn ((krai.d has been
repeatedly ' advised thai there was
"nothing for publication as yet" but
wh will say this much fur the benefit
of our great iiiiiiiIvt nf readers who
aro Interested In seeing thn road com
pleted that everything looks mighty
good to us and thoso who are Inter-
ested In getting in on the ground floor
can take It from us that now is the time
to get busy. There Is not the least
question in our mind as to whether
the road will be built or not and we
have sumo grounds for our aisiirrance
tou but as e said previously at this
time there is nothing further for pub-
lication. In the meantime "Watch
helpers to save anything except pre-
vent the II ro from spreading to nearby
sheds and other out-buihtlngs. A mass
of people were on tho ground but help
less to savo anything and compelled to
stand by and see home and contents go
down in ashes.
A part of the loss was covered by In-
surance which In fortunate but the loss
far exceeds tho Insurance. Even If it
were possible to replace in dollars and
cents the material loss which Mr.
Strong and family have sustained
there would yet be a loss which could
not be calculated from a monetary
stand-point which could never be re-
placed. Family records valuable keep
sakes private papers little mementos
practically valueless except tu thn pos-
sessor and to them priceless remem
brances and pictured of loved ones who
huve passed on such as every home
contains und which money could nut
buy have all been destroyed and never
can be replaced.
It is with sincere regret that the
Herald notes this heavy burden which
has fallen upon Mr. Strong and family
and we are Joined by all in deploring
the severe loss which has been so
suddenly thrust upon them
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our heartfelt
tlmui'B to our many kind friends who
showed the big hearted spirit and min-
istered to us in so many kind ways
after tho loss of our home by lire which
occurred February 7th 1010.
Mr. and Miis. 8 S. Stiiono and Family.
ENTERTAINS FOR MOTHER.
Mrs A. G Thomas entertained a
number of friends at her homo Mon-
day afternoon In honor of her mother
Mrs. J. I). Niles
The afternoon waa pleasantly spent
in sociul conversation and jiiusiu. The
Ladles' Orchestra rendered a number
of choico selections and other num-
' l0rS both VOCal
iwer0 a8 enjoyed
Refreshments nere served.
s . s - -- r-
SAVE YOUKSELF THE TROUBLE OF "LOOKING
AKOUND." COME STRAIGHT TO US AND GET THAT
HARDWARE VOU NEED. WEiVEGOTIT. -
THE QUALITY OF OUR HARDWARE IS THE
I) EST IN THE LAND. LONG EXPERIENCE HAS
TAUGHT US WHICH BRANDS TO HANDLE.
IT'S A "SURE SHOT" YOU'LL GET THE BEST
HARDWARE WHEN YOU BUY FROM US.
Beaver Hardware & Furniture Company
HURT IN RUNAWAY.
Mrs. A. Ilrown of Six Mile met
witli a serious accident while coming
to town Saturday afternoon. In com-
pany with her daughter-in-law Mrs.
Clyde Drown she was driving to town
in a buggy to which was hitched a span
of mutes. In some manner or other
Mrs. Ilrown who was doing tho driv-
ing dropped otto of the lines. When
she reached to pick It up the mules
Jumped and sho mis thrown out jn
such a manner as .to. .fall directly in
front of the buggy and both wheels
passed over her. Sho was rendered
unconscious by the fall.
Mrs. Clyde Ilrown managed to get
hold of the lino nnd stop the team.
Tho injured woman regained consci-
ousness in a short t lino and was hur-
ried on to Deaver und taken to the
olllcoof Dr. Long Upon investiga-
tion it was found that no bones wcro
broken but she sustained severe
bruises and suffering from u sevore
At this timo bIir Is at the homo of
her daughter Mrs. May Itobbins and
is gradually Improving.
UNITED IN MARRIAf E.
Miss 'May Sims daughter of Mr'
and .Mrs John Sims of the Kiowa
and Alex Young b prosperous young
cattleman of that neighborhood wero
united in marriage at tho home of Iho
bride's slstr Mrs. Jas. II. Orabtreo
Wednesday afternoon. Ilev. L. I.
Shaw pronounced the ceremony that
made them husband and wife.
Miss Mar; was a student In Heaver
high school last year and until Christ-
mts this year and hns fiinny Heaver
friends who Join the Herald in ex-
tending congratulations and best
wishes. Sho Is an accomplished tal-
ented young lady and one who will add
gra'co and happiness to the home which
has Just been established.
The groom has grown to manhood
Just over the line from Beaver county
In Texas'and the family are among the
pioneer ranchers of the southwest. Ho
has recently acquired a ranch of his
own which is well stocked and the
young people will make their new homo
on the ranch.
The best wishes of all who know
them is extended for their continued
projpority and happiness.
Are you going to need a new Loan
or are you going to increase the one
you have? I have a good proposition
which it will pay you to investigate.
Either write or call at my office in
H. N. LAWS0N
JJIKJ) it i:n-
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- PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
February 11 101.
Sunday School 10:00 o'clock.
Preaching 11-00 6'olook.
Preaching 7 -M o'clock.
IUv. L. B. I'abkkb Tutor.
Sunday February Hth 1015.
Bible School 10:00 a. m.
Morning Service 11:00 a. in.
Subject "Tho Sword Shall Pierce Thy
Y. P. S. U.K.. 0:30 p.m.
levelling Service 7:30 p. m.
Ilro. Shaw continues his
sermons on Conversion and
s ';rle's of
donee of Conversion.
You are cordially welcomo and
vited to all services of the church
I. L. Shaw Pastor.
SENDS GREETINGS TO FRIENDS.
Kimtoii Herald: Tell tho folks
around Beaver that we are having
plenty of winter up hero in Missouri.
Mercury hovering around zero anil be
low for two weeks. Kfcht Inches 'of
snow and sledding couldn't be better.
Everybody feeling good and enjoyjpg
themelvcs sitting around the fire rat-
ing big red apples. Boom Beaver
I am interested there about
Yours F. E. Cone
Are You a Woman ?
The Woman's Tonic
FOR SALE AT ALL DRUGGISTS
given and then It wai too late fori
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