Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 31, Ed. 1, Friday, August 1, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL NEWIPAFIR OF THE OOUKTY OF BRYAN
DURANT OKLAHOMA FRIDAY AUGUST IBIS.
TAX WARRANTS TO SHERIFF
EXTRA VOTES FOR
Thoso who havo not paid their 1912
pdrsnftal tax will now havo to pay
thorn to tho sheriff. A fow days ago
County Treasurer Harrison turned
over to tho sheriff sorao thing like
1200 tax warrants ranging In slxo
from a few dollars to 800.00. Persons
whose taxes aro in tho hands of tho
shoritt will not havo to pay an extra
collection tee besides tho penalty
which is 18 per cent por annum.
"MASS MEETING OP TRIBESMEN
AT TUSKAHOMA AUG. 8 TO CON-
StDEK MATTERS OF WELFARE
ORGANIZATION LOOKS TO IN.
CREASED FARM PRODUCTION
AND FARM POPULATION
FOR ONE MEEK EACH DOLLAR OF
NEW SUnsCHll'TION IS WORTH
Thoro nro two advertisements on ON AUG. 12 PEOPLE WILL DISCUSS
pages z and 3 which it will pay you
CROSS COUNTRY ROAD-CO.
to read. Chuck full of Interesting
MITTEE MEETING AUG. 2
Thcro Is now littlo doubt but that
tho Ieadors of tho Choctaw tribe of
Indians aro determined to oust Dick
Locko from his scab as principal chief
and a mass meeting of tho trlbo has
Tieen called to meet at Tuskahoma on
tho eighth of this month to consider
matters of wolfaro to tho trlbo bub
this papor has bcon given tho tip that
one of tho Important things Is that) of
TT jouBtlng Locke Tho official call Is as
"Notice to ChoctaW8. We tho un-
dersigned deeming It of sufficient im-
portance hereby lssuo a call for a mass
meeting of Choctaw Citizens to bo held
at Tuskahoma Okla.. at 10 o'clock a.
m. August 8th 1913.
'JAt this meeting various matters af
fecting our general wolfaro in the
closing up of our affairs will be dla
cussed and necessary memorials
drawn to bo submitted to tho authori-
ties at Washington
This meeting will probably be tho
last opportunity wo shall havo to ex-
press ourselves as a peoplo upon mat-
ters affecting our common property
now la process of winding up by the
"It la very Important that wo .lay
aside our private business on that date
-and attend the meeting.
1 "Wo wish to advlso that as a further
encouragement for a largo attendance
several of our friends havo arranged
with local parties to prepare a barbe-
cue for the occasion.
"Wesley Anderson. Amos Henry
Peter Hudson. Daniel Bryant S. B.
McKlnnev BIHJo Dixon. LowIb Han-
cock Ben Jackson Woodson Lewis J.
Three prominent Choctaws are
spoken of for the plare tho two most
prominent ones being Gabo B. Parker
suporlntendont-of Armstrong Aradomy.
and Representative lytfC Hunter of
Hugo and tho Indians aro divided for
selection between J.heso two
. lb is the general wish of the Indiana
for a speedy settlement of ajl trlba)
affairs and the doing away with the
elaborate feddral'corp of officers that
now administer tho Indian's 'affairs
st the Indian's expense. .
ARE IN SIGHT
INDICATIONS POINT TO THE MOST
PROSPEROUS FALL SEASON IN
BRYAN COUNTY'." UISTORY
According to tho forecasts of tho
crop experts and present indications
Bryan county's 1913 crops will break
all records for many years and mer-
chants farmers laborers and all aro
anticipating tho most prosperous fall
season in tho history of tho county.
In Bryan County thoro aro approxi-
mately 75600 acres of cotton which Is
practically freo from lnsecta and
which cotton men who havo bocn ovor
the entire county estimate will aver-
age at tho least a halt balo to the acre.
This year's" cotton In Bryan county has.
been characterized by bettor seed se-
lection more careful cultivation and
tho most favorable climate over with
tho rains coming lust right for 'the
fleecy staplo'fl ldoal development.
Whereas In former years most all
cotton rowor wcro forced to market
their cotton as soon as ginned the
farmers havo been gradually getting
into better shape financially .arid a
good percentage of Bryan county farm-
ers are nbw in a position to hold their
cotton for fifteen cents per pound' If
they" choose and any Indication of -that
price later on will no doubt) Veep from
market many a bale of locaj cotton.
Thoro aro a few calamity howlers
who still persist that therwlll bo.no
will quickly reassure all doubters on
corn but a lttlo drlvd ovor tho county
that score. A local merchant who
drove & hundred miles In tho country
last weeksald: "I have never seen
a time when corn ovor tho" county
looked as good. There will bo lots of
corn ami hundreds and .hundreds of
farmers wjll-havo enough- for tho twin-tor-
and spring feeding and a lot to 3ell
'ncsldes'.' " ' -
Wallace Grocery Co.
We buy thls'spaco to announce to the .people of Bryan County
that ve want your grocery trado and If quality and price will
get It you'll trado with us.-
-.y i I
W$ arc conducting the
Old Dilworth Grocery
ON MAIN STREET AND FIRST AVENUE
The storo has been restocked and is now ready to serve your
needs with strictly fresh and clean staple and fancy-groceries 1
flour and feed.
We will buy your butter and eggs and pay the highest market
price In cash. Stop and see us when in town.
Wallace Grocery Co.
TXJRANT I si he & Mam St
All "show going people" are
pleased when they go to the
Come and visit our show and you will come
Plenty of fans' and a cool comfortable house.
Only the latest and best films shown on our
Courteous Treatment to Jill
On noxt Thursday afternoon Aug.
seventh. F. J. Meek Immigration Com-
missioner of tho Eastern Oklahoma
Agriculturo Association will speak at
tho court house In Durant on tho sub-
ject of Increased farm production' and
Increased farm population at which
time it Is desired that as largo an at-
tendance of farmers as possible bo
Tho plans and purposes of this as-
sociation as to Bryan County aro sub-
stantially as follows:
.Community Clubs will soon bo or-
ganized in each school district of
Bryan county. Tho plancontcmplates
that each Club shall elect a president.
vice-president and secretary who
shall constitute tho executlvo commlt-
tco of tho club. The presidents of the
various local Clubs wilt bet members
of bho County Board of Control which
will manage the affairs of the Bryan
County Farm Conerss thus elvlnsr
each school district an equal voice in
Community-Clubs will meet At tholrr
scnooi nouses to aiscuss oeuor rarra
Ing methods and managements bettor
methodf of cultivatlbn seed selection
cam uiiu urtsuuiiiK iui luijai. olviua. ujl-
chanfjlng experiences with "each ether.
and occasionally Inviting specialists
In various lines to address their moot-
They will affiliate And co-operate
with the County Farm Congress in
studying market conditions in an at-
tempt to devise market plans' which
will avoid Uie tremendous Wasto ' of
fruit truck and other perishable pro-
ducts and which will enable the farm-
er to receive rooro for his products.
The County Farm Congress will co-f
opornto with the Federal Agent foe
this County to the end that his worlc
may bo more effective.
Letters have been sent to tho offi-
cers of each school district notifying
them of their selection as members 'of
in organization committee of their
dlrtrlct and reauestlng them to call a
metjn" of the farmers and other bus-
iness men of the schqol district at tho
school liouse for1 tho purnose of or-
ganizing a Community Club.
Each district will be expected to
eml one QrrooTe .deleeates- to the
nipetlnnf at Mi Court House "Durant.
Okla.i Auciist 7th.. at which tlmo ner-
ntanent officer of the County Farm
"oneresa will he elected and Consti-
tution and By-Laws adonted. nnd ac-
tive work begun to nccomnlish the.
work of tho oreanbntlon. Each dls
trlct represented will have an equal
""Ice 'n the ee'ctlou of officers and
the adoption of By-Laws and Constitutions.
For ono week commencing today
(Friday August 1) every dollar col-
lected by contestants for new sub-
scriptions to tho Durnnt Wcokly Nows
will .entitle tho contestant to 25000
votes In tho piano contest Instead of
ilO.000 as heretofore. Every dollar
collected on renewal subscription will
county the contestant 15000 votes in-
stead of 5000 as heretofore.
In addition bo the additional votes
given every contestant on her work
the coming week tho contestant se
curing tho most votes from subscrip
tion to the Nows will rccelvo abso
lutely free 50000 bonus votes. This
offer Is good commencing Friday Aug
ust first and closing Thursday Aug
ust seventh at G o clock p. m.
Contestant No. G4 of Silo secured
the most votes from subscription to
tholNJws for the past week and re-
ceived! the 50.000 free votes.
Contestant No. 28 leads thr contest
with1 282011 tcs The following is
the' standing of the contestants.
5 l . 93.556
7- - J 59860
C - : 44.921.
4 - - 61232
3. - 49.405.
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48 PER CENT OF BRYAN COUNTY
LAND IS TAXABLE. LAST YEAR
ONLY 39 PER CENT
44 -' 86207
COURT ADJOURNED UNTIL OCT.
District Cqurt which has been In
fesslon pver sln"e the second day of
Tunb pnjournetl Tuesday until October
6th During the session thoro wore
two hundred and forty eleht pobcs dis-
posed of of which twenty nine were
criminal case?. This Is the loneest
session of District Court hero In manv
years. and the Indue nnd lawyers In
nttendanca. were well tired of the long
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60 1 44.382
Tho .rapid transfers of Bryan county
real estate and tfao rate at which tho
non-taxable Indian land is going out
of the hands of tho original allottees
and into tho hands of others' thereby
making it taxable is adding ovory
year hundreds of acres of taxablo
land to the Bryan County tax rolls.
During tho past year more than 30.-
009 acres of Bryan county land has
changgU hands and tbeso transfers
havo called for more than $620000 of
Ih Bryan county there aro approxi-
mately 593000 acre3 of land and last
year: there wcro bub 230251 acres of
this subject to taxation or about 39
per cent of all of tho land in tho coun-
ty. Tho year's transfers of real estate
have taken many farms out of tho
hands of-allottees and placed them in
the hands of others when they have
become taxable and the result Is that
this year approximately 48 per cent
Of the land in tho county is taxable in-
stead of 39 per cent hit last year.
This means' reduction In taxes for
the reason" that tho Acquirements of
tho county aro less for'tho coming
year than last while there Is moro
lar(d to pay thb tax. At the rato wo
arb now going it will be' but a fow
years until all of Bryan county land
will be taxable.
SUarMER NWRJTAL CLOSED
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. un Tueauayj August mn at 10 a.
m thoro will bo hold at Colbert a
'county meeting for the purposo of
! preparing for tho cross state road that
'will run fromtPurant to Denlson and
In fact through the cntlro county
along tho Katy tracks. Sidney Sugga
will bo there to address tho meeting.
A largo attendance Is desired.
On Saturday August 2 tomorrow
comlttccs from tho Durant and Donl--son
Chambers of Commerce and from
Colbert will hold an all day session at
the river throe miles below Colbert to
pick out a route for tho road and to
ararnge ways and means.
Tho Odd Fellows aro holding a bis
picnic at Colbert .on tho 12th which
will draw a large crowd for the gen-
eral road meeting to which everyone
who can should turn out
DILL XUKRAY SAYS OUTRAGE
Congressman Bill Murray of Okla-
homa condemns the appointment of
a Muskogco hUgflr as Register of the
Treasury aa an outrage. Ho say a that
this appointment on bho part or Pres-
ident Wilson will do much to injure
Oklahoma Democracy. The place has
been held by a nigger for many years.
The former holder was W. T. Vernon
a Qulnldaro Kansas nigger.
The summer session of the S. E.
Normal closed this Week and tho last
of the examinations were finished
Wednesday afternoon. The session
lasted. ten weeks and thero were about
four hundred teachers in attendance on
DEPOT PLANS READY SEPT. 15
Within tho next forty flvo days tho
Katy-Frisco-M. O. & O. folks will pre-
pare plans and specifications for the
Durant Union Depot ( and Bubmlt them
to the people In mass meeting Sep-
tember fifteenth and If the peoplo ap-
prove the plans the dopot will bo butlt
nt once If the plans nro not approved
the railroads will we suppose pre-
pare st)l moro plbns. This informa-
tion comeB from City Attorney Kylo
who hng it strait from the Corporation
Commission and men high In tho coun-
cil of the three railroads.
Tho new depot will be' located be-
tween tin FrlsCo tracks and Tdalrt
street west ofthe Katy. all of tho
ground surrounding the depot will bo
beautifully parked so as to make the'
station a Place of beauty as well as
I comfort fofffa'ellerB. The station
J will eclipse anj thing else In Oklahoma
Itead carefullv tho advertisements
on nages 2 and 3. A wonderful nrrnv
of bargains offered bv the biggest sale
Durant has ever seen. Adv.
EIGHT YEAR OLD NEGRO BURGL VR
Milt McPhorson came In from Ach-
llle Wednesday having In tow an eight
year old nigger boy by tho narao of
Robert Holland. The boy on Monday
night broke Into Ira Elrod's store at
Rchllle and appropriated a suit of
clothes. He cut the screen in a hard-
ware storo wjndqw and took sovornl
iknlves nnd watches and also took
several articles from the storo of C. D.
Hudglns & Sons There is nothing that
can be done with the boy according
to tho County Attorney as ho is too
young to prosccuto criminally while
If ho wero ordored to tho reformatory
by the Juvenile court he could not be
sont as iho training school will not
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our prices ns low as tho lowest.quallty considered. We want your
trade and' will ranko It worth your while. Cash paid for butter and-
eggs and highest market prices. Wo mako a specialty of
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