The Duke Booster (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, August 23, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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The Duke Booster!
OKLAHOMA NEWS NOTES
Chelsoa la starting a floe park aya*
It la expected that the peach crop
of Oklahoma will this year reach 6000
Cordell Is to have a new postofflee
Nash claims an unusually large crop
The glass factory at Ponca City is
Gas and oil wells near llomlny,
which went dry some time ago, are
Bartlesville and Lawton are building
miles of fine asphalt pavement.
Pensions for thousands of veterans
held up by disagreement of the bouse
and the senate over the I160.000.000
pension appropriation bill are now
The bill creating a commission on
Industlral relations to Investigate la-
bor conditions and the relations of
employers and employes was passed
by the senate with practically do de-
bate. It has already passed the house.
Brigadier General William C. Croz-
ier, U. S. A., chief of the bureau of
ordnance, has been selected to sue-
Wagoner county voted bridge bonds I ceed Brigadier General A. L. Mills, as
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but defeated the court house bonds.
Eufaula has voted |40,000 In bonds
for an extension to Its waterworks
Missouri, Oklahoma and Gulf rail*
road Is planning to Instal motor car
service between Denison, Texas an<
Forty-five thousand bushels o:
wheat were marketed In Lahoma in
Good many “courthouse rings” were
swatted In the primaries. Let the
State convention of Oklahoma post-
masters will be held at Holdenville In
Okmulgee Herald Is proud of the
fact that a sister of Jim Thorpe, the
famous Oklahoma Indian athlete, lives
in that city.
A porcelain factory is talked of at
Sapulpa, using natural gas from the
local wells and the clay from Arkan-
sas and Florida.
Awful holler out of Indian agent
centers in Oklahoma about that con-
gressional committee conference.
' Very few women candidates for
nomination for county superintendent
of public instruction were defeated.
One Collinsville bank reports that
1400 new accounts were started with
It during the past year. Sounds like
Ponca City Democrat reports houses
so scarce in that town that rents are
going up. Population of that city Is
president of the army college in
Washington, D. C.
The executive, legislative and judi-
cial appropriation bill, vetoed by Pres-
ident Taft because it contained a sev-
en year tenure for the civil service
and provided for abolishing the com-
merce court, was passed by the house
Proposed increases by western and
southwestern railroads on live stock
from points in New Mexico to Kan-
sas City and adjacent territory have
been suspended by the interstate com-
merce commission from August 21 un-
til February 21.
Secretary Nagel, overruling a deci-
sion by immigration officials of New
York that a salary of $25 a week is
not sufficient to support three persons
in the United States, has authorized
the admission to this country of Mary
and Cecille Fleming, two elderly sis-
ters from Dublin, Ireland.
The appointment of a commission
by the Southern Commercial congress
to Investigate rural credit system in
Europe has been endorsed in a senate
joint resolution. The commission, to
consist of a delegate from every state,
would report to the general assembly
of the international institute of agri-
culture at Rome, next May.
President Taft has returned to the
louse with a veto message the legis-
ative, executive and judicial appro-
priation bill, because of its amend-
ment to abolish the commerce court,
and limit the tenure of office of civil
service employes to seven years.
There will be an appropriation for
one battlehsip, as the result of a com-
promise resolution adopted in the
democratic causus by a rising vote
of 95 to 11.
One year ago in August, the town
of Weloh was almost wiped out by
Ox*. Today it is bigger and better
than ever before.
New canning factory has started
operations at Garvin. The town also
ha* a new cotton gin and is prosper-
ing in every line.
Melons weighing more than fifty
pounds no longer are accepted by the
editor of the Binger Journal. He can-
not afford to pay the drayage bill in
getting them out to his residence.
▲ boys* dormitory will be erected
at Panhandle Agricultural institute at
Goodwell on cooperative plan. Citi-
sens will furnish the money and the
hoys will do the work. Then the boys
aleo plan to form a cooperative board-
ing club during the school year which
has Just closed a six-day ro-
of all Cherokee Indians and
fVbUe people who were residents of
tte Cherokee nation prior to state-
▲ permanent association has
Mrs. Madeline Force Astor, survivor
of the Titanic disaster, in which her
husband, Colonel John Jacob Astor
lost his life, has given birth to a
son. The new arrival has been named
John Jacob Astor, after its father.
The baby becomes a direct heir to
$3,000,000 of the Astor fortune.
Construction of a new station by
the Pennsylvania railroad and other
lines using the present union station
at Chicago, which will cost approxi-
mately $35,000,000, will be begun in
the near future. The plans, which
are heing made by Burnham & Com-
pany, architects, of the Chicago plan,
include also the location of a new
postofflee just across the street from
the site of the new station and con-
nected with it the main federal build-
ing and other stations by subway.
Clarence 8. Darrow, the noted Chi-
cago lawyer, was found not guilty of
the charge of bribing a juror In the
McNamara case. The jury was out
just thirty-four minutes. Only one
ballot was taken and each juror voted
Harry 1C. Thaw, slayer of Stanford
White, has b*-«-n assumed to a cl <rk-
ship In the supply distributing depart-
ment of the asylum for criminal In-
sane at Matteawan.
Reduction in class freight rates
from Galveston to Oklahoma City and
Wichita ordered by the Interstate
commerce comm lesion have been ex-
feuded from September I until No-
Under the direction and with funds
furnished by a coterie of rich society
leaders, s dozen detectives, men and
women, have started to clean up New-
port, R. 1. of every vice apot within
Its borders. |
Recognition of the Chlnwss provi-
sional government by the great for-
eign powers and the United Status
would greatly benelt the new repub-
lic, according to Dr. Charles W. Eliot,
president emeritus of Harvurd Uni-
versity, who has arrived in San Fran-
cisco, completing a world tour in the
Interests of International peace.
The collier Justin has arrived at
Conito, Nicaragua, with 350 marines
under command of Major Smedley
J Butler, who reported at once to Cap-
tain Terhune, commanding the gun-
boat Annapolis, who has been given
full authority to deal with the mili-
tary situation In Nicaragua as it
affects American Interests.
A lone train robber boarded South
railway train No. 13, Spartanburg toj
Asheville, as it was leaving Biltmore,
three miles from Asheville, N. C., and
covering the express messenger, E. L.
Carr, with a revolver, secured a pack-
age containing $3,000 in bills. The
robber then left the train, it is pre-
sumed, as it slowed up for Asheville
A monument to commemorate the
bravery of Col. William P. Rogers, of
the Second Texas infantry was un-
veiled at Corinth, Mass., by a com-
mittee of citizens of Victoria, Texas,
assisted by the Corinth United Daugh-
ters of Confederacy. Col. Rogers was
killed while leading a charge at Fort
I^obinett, Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4,
The resolute determination of the
citizens of New York to rid their
police force of its system of graft and
blackmail was given forcible expres-
sion at a mass meeting at Cooper
Union when they appointed a vigi-
lance committee of prominent men
and women to see that public officers
now engaged in exposing “the trea-
sonable alliance of the police with
organized crime” do their full duty.
Word was received at Detroit,
Mich., that the big Detroit freighter,
A. E. Stewart, carrying a number of
passengers in addition to a heavy
grain cargo, ran aground in Lake
Erie not far from Buffalo. The re-
port said the vessel is on rocks and
her condition is serious. She was
bound for Milwaukee.
The date practically agreed on for
Roosevelt’s Oklahoma City date is
September 24, although there is a pos-
sibility that It may be changed, bare-
ly a possibility, though, for it is un-
derstood that that date can best be
fitted into his itinerary. It is also
expected that Colonel Roosevelt will
speak in Muskogee and several other
important points. In fact plans are
under way for the securing of a so]^
vestibuled de luxe train to carry the
colonel through Oklahoma.
She—Caa you manage a typewriter
He— No. I married one.
_ A gvtal majority of arnnemr Ilia
dee lo Malaria la aupprmaad farm.
■Rede anti baedaobm art but two trap,
toma. OXIDISE andkaua Urn Mateb
farm aad loots op tbs satire
The apple of many a young man's
•ye la a peach.
Harping on a subject will more oft>
en suggest a harpy than a harpist—
The eighty-second birthday of Em-
peror Francis Joseph was celebrated
at Vienna with great enthusiasm. His
majesty, who is in good health, i»
staying at Ischl, Upper Austria.
Dr. Sun Yat Sen, former provision-
al president of China, disregarding
the warning of friends who fear for
his safety since the execution of sev-
eral Hankow generals, left Shanghai
Alaska has not yet recovered from
the effects of volcanic eruption of
Mount Katmai In June and the federal
government will be obliged to furnish 1
emergency rations and supplies to 1
many people for sometime. I
“Are you a servant of the people?”
asked the constituent
Tea," replied Senator 8orghum.
“Only It should be observed that a
really first-class servant may coma
Prutty nearly being a boss.”
How He Left
The servants were discussing the
matter below stair*. •
“Master and mistress ‘ad something
of a row last night, I ‘ear,” said the
“You should have beard ’em," an-
swered the parlor maid In a shocked
tone. “Scandalous Is what I calls It!"
“They tell me ’e ran out, erknked ‘Is
motor car and left In It."
“No," said the maid, positively, "he
didn’t leave in his machine; I dis-
tinctly beard the mistress say ha left
In a huff."—London Answers,
Matter of Justice.
Where shall justice begin, with
those who have power or with those
who suffer wrong? If exact and Ideal
Justice were done, the weak would
make an effort to give to the strong
all that is their due, and the strong
would try to put tbelr affairs In order
so that no Just cause of complaint
should exist anywhere. The unhappy
element in the relations of the strong
and the weak Is that both are think-
ing too much about exacting Justice
and not enough about doing that
which Is Just and right “Pay what
thou owest” is the cry most often
heard. “Give me that which Is my
due, then I will pay you what I owe."
—The Christian Register.
Is often said of
when eaten with cream or
rich milk and a sprinkle of
sugar if desired. /
That’s the cue for house-
keepers who want to please
the whole family. '
Post Toasties are ready
to serve direct h from the
Here’s what’s next.
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Ballou, L. A. The Duke Booster (Duke, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 17, Ed. 1 Friday, August 23, 1912, newspaper, August 23, 1912; Duke, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc825713/m1/2/: accessed March 24, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.