The Medford Patriot-Star. (Medford, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 43, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 15, 1917 Page: 3 of 8
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THE MEDFORD PATRIOT-STAR, MEDFORD, OKLAHOMA
W. L. DOUGLAS
"THE SHOI THAT HOLDS ITS SHAPE”
•hoes. For sale by over9000 shoe dealers.
The Best Known Shoes in the World.
W/. L. Douglas name and the retail price is stamped on the bot-
” tom of all shoes at the factory. The value is guaranteed and
the wearer protected against high prices for inferior shoes. The
mail prices are the same everywhere. They cost no more in San
Francisco than they do in New York. They are always worth the
ptice paid for them.
' I 'he quality of W. L. Douglas product is guaranteed by more
* than 40 years experience in making fine shoes. The smart
styles are the leaders in the Fashion Centres of America.
They are made in a wel eouipped factory at Brockton, Mass.,
by the highest paid, skilled shoemakers, under the direction ami
supervision of experienced _ men, all working with an honest
determination to make the best shoes for the price that money
S5J5'&£'‘ntoreatlnir booklet explaining how to
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stomped on the bottom.
vo—k Boys* Shoe*
/// /t M Boat in the World
$3.00 $2.50 & $2.00
President “ W.L. Dougin* Shoe Co.,
185 Spark St., Brockton, Alans.
Puts a ...
Stop to all
CURES THE SICK
Anil prevents others having the disease no nintter how
exposed. Consumers may order direct from the manu-
facturers. Semi remittance with your order. 50 cents and
♦ 1.00 a bottle; $5.00 und $10.00 the dozen, delivered.
SPOHX MEDICAI, CO„ Mfr*., Goshen, Ind., V. 8. A.
A Mixed Diagnosis.
“Look nt that man! Ills face is the
color of lend."
“Maybe he's got plumbago."
IMITATION IS SINCEREST FLATTERY
hut like counterfeit money the tmltu-
tion has not the worth of the original.
Insist on “La Creole” Hair Dressing—
it’s the original. Darkens your hair In
the natural -ay, but contains no dye.
Many lives would tie n great deal
sweeter if lliey were not quite so sug-
Quite the Thing.
“I want to take a little flyer ia the
market. Wluit would you recommend?"
“Some aviation stocks."
For genuine comfort and lasting pleas-
ure use Red Cross Rail Blue on wash day.
All good grocers. Adv.
“What do you think of Wallace be-
ing preferred lo Washington as a na-
tional hero?" “Great Scot!"
When a man is twenty lie expects to
ret rich, and by tlie time he is forty
he hopes to avoid I he poorliouse.
HIDE FROM THE HIGHEST GRADE DURUM WHEAT
COOKS IN !2 MINUTES. COOK BOOK FREE
SKIHMER MFG.C0. OMAHA. U S A.
lAiftegf Macaroni Faciorq ip America.
Bates reasonable. Highest references. Best services.
W. N. U., WICHITA, NO. 20--1917T
Now Is the Time to Get Rid of These
There’s no longer the slightest need of
feeling ashamed of your freckles, aa the
prescrlptli n othlne — double strength — is
guaranteed to remove these homely spots.
.Simply get an ounce of othlne—double
strength—from your druggist, find apply a
little of it night and morning and you
should soon soe that even the worst fivcklea
have begun to disappear, while the lighter
ones have vanished entirely. It is seldom
that more than one ounce is needed to com-
pletely clear the skin and gain a beautiful
He sure to ask for the double strength
othlne. as this is sold under guarantee of
money back If it falls to remove freckles.—
The race is not always to the swift
and it is never to the loafer.
When a woman says “I will" the mo-
tion Is carried unanimously.
THIS IS THE AGE OF YOUTH.
You will look ten years younger if you
darken your ugly, grizzly, gray hairs by
using “La Creole" Hair Dressing.—Adv
Some people appreciate beautiful
things, hut most people merely care
A man's egotism may be pardoned if
he doesn’t throw it in your face.
The Purchase of a Saxon
Insures Riding Satisfaction
Saxon cars are today generally recognized as
the best cars in their price classes.
Their greater value has been definitely and
decisively established by their performance
records in the hands of thousands of owners in
all parts of the country.
The Saxon Motor Car Corporation has earned
one of the biggest successes in the automobile
industry. It owes its success to the policy of
building good cars and building them in quan-
tities. Its cars have won the respect of the
motor buying public.
Such absolute satisfaction as is represented in
the following testimonial is the big reason back
of Saxon success;
“I want to say that Saxon ‘Six' it an automo-
bile that will do all the Saxon Motor Car Cor-
poration claims it will do — and more.
“We have driven our car many thousand
miles and can honestly say it is the easiest
riding car we ever rode in."
JOHN A. DIXON. Seneca, S. D.
FORTY - TWO OKLAHOMA
BANKS VICTIMS OF AL-
CHEROKEE IN FIRST PLACE tS
In Annual Interscholaatlc At Norman
OTHER NEWS OF THE STATE
Little Incidents and Accidents That
Go To Make Up A Week’s History
Of A Great Common-
Oklahoma City.—Forty-two banks of
Oklahoma have been swindled out of
approximately $70,000, according to
Charles K. Boardman, secretary of the
Slate Bankers' Association, who re-
turned from Houston, Texas, where he
conducted a secret investigation which
ied to the arrest of J. Dawson Math-
ews and H. H. Evans, cashier and
bookkeeper for Commonwealth Trust
Company of Houston, on forgery war-
Mathews and Evans were taken to
Beaumont by automobile and there
placed aboard a train and rushed to
Oklahoma. Mathews was lodged in
jail at Stillwater and Evans is held in
jail at Ada.
Charles H. Garnett and W. F. Bland,
attorneys of Oklahoma City, were ar-
rested last week in Stillwater, on
charges of obtaining money under
false representations and pretenses
in connection with the alleged con-
spiracy of the trust company officials.
The operations of the alleged swind-
lers will cost banks and the public
of Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Louisi-
ana, Arkansas and Missouri altogether
approximately $250,000, according to
Secretary Boardman, who investi-
gated the Commonwealth Trust Com-
pany’s assets, assisted by three assist-
ants from the Texas attorney gen-
eral's office, says tfie company has
only “paper assets.’’ which aggregate
$081,000, but which have an actual
money value not to exceed- $500. The
ccmpany is operating under a special
charter granted by the legislature in
1871, prior to the present constitution
of Texas. It was, therefore, operating
independent of present banking laws,
and was not under the supervision of
the banking department of that state.
ALL CROPSJRE IMPROVING
Benefit From Rains to Show Up Next
Month In Oklahoma.
Oklahoma City.—Growing crops in
Oklahoma as a whole still show a
stunted condition as compared with
the same period last year, according
to the April report of Frank M. Gault,
president of the state board of agri-
culture. The adverse situation is at-
tributed to the drouth. Hope, how-
ever, is held out that next month’s
report' will be more optimistic on ac-
count of the recent rains which came
after the compilation was made.
Wheat shows a growing condition
of 71 per cent. Last year at this time
the condition was 78 per cent. TIip
present state of the wheat crop is
5 per cent better than it was on
April 12. According to the report, I
prospects are good for a fine crop in
all sections of the state with the ex-
ception of the extreme northwest and
Corn has a growing condition of 70
-per cent, which is 5 per cent above
the condition at this lime last year
Oats show a condition of 72 per cent,
being 9 per cent lower than last
year. Alfalfa shows 79 per cent, 11
Norman.—Cherokee won first place
In Class “A” and Hennessey won first
in Class “B” in the track and field
events of the thirteenth annual infeY-
scholastic meet at the University of
Oklahoma. Cherokee took her first by
the work of a wonderful young athlete,
Bradley, who also won allround by
taking five first, places and other
points to make a total of 26. McGee
of Hennessey took all-round in ClasH
B, winning three first places.
Three records were broken. In the
120-yd. high hurdles, Wilson, Med-
ford, set the mark of 16 4 5 sec. The
sutne man set a new record for tho
220-yd. low hurdles, covering the dis-
tance in 26 2-4 sec. Bradley, Chero-
kee, put the shot 45 ft.. 6 3 4 inches.
Points by cities: Class A. Cherokee. 34;
Norman, fi; Hugo, 13; Oklahoma City, 17:
Enid, 11: Medford, 10: Cordell, 5; Clinton,
4: Duncan, 2: MoAlester, 1: Class H: Hen-
nessey, 33; Mountain View. Hi; Wood-
ward. 10; Dewey, 9; Bartlesville. S; Bill-
ings. II; Madlll, fi; Anndarko, fi; Prague,
6. Blackwell, 5: Byron, 5: Port, 3; Kynn.
3; Perry, .3: Ingersoll. 3. Marshall, 3: Jet,
H Bond ^Creek, 1; Kingston, 1; Elgin, 1;
I'rumrlght won the baseball champion-
ship. with Wayne Allhouse twirling hil
team to victory in four straight games.
Da trough of Hugo, brother of Paul Par-
rough, former interscholaatlc rhamplon,
again fought his way to the singles tennis
championship, und he and Bronaugh took
the doubles contests. Misses Fuehner and
Weesner, Oklahoma City, won the girls'
doubles, and Marie Morgan, Norman, took
the girls singles.
<>ne of the largest Inn-eases In entries
over last year was In the art department.
James Hutme, Klk City, won the gold
medal for the best study In black ami
white: Paul Laune, Woodward, won the
silver medal; and Cora Staton Marshall,
Mary de Oraffonreid, Muskogee, won
first place in the violin contest; Mlltn.i
Cohen, Muskogee, second; and Marcia
Jones. Hennessey, third. Thelma P.oe,
Guthrie, won honorable mention.
Esther Bruce, Guthrie, won the full
term scholarship In piano for taking first
place; Margaret Stump, Woodward, won
second, and Josephine Wyatt, Guthrie,
won third place. Honorable mention was
given Ruth Sexton, Vtnlta, Gladys Hague,
Cherokee, and Esther Ann Roe, Outhrte.
There were thirty-nine contestants hi the
The mechanical drawing contest was
won by John P. Jeffers of Oklahoma City.
Orris McDonald, Bartlesville, won second
place, and Carl Thomas, Oklahoma City,
third. Tulsa high school won the Clnss
A manual training contest and Duncan
won ii In class B.
All three winners in the bread contest
were from Tulsa, lamella Wynn won first.
Vera Moody, second, and Pauline Green-
Joe Graham, Walter, won first In the
dramatic leading contest: Mary Ellen
Cochran, Wynnewond, second, and Ken-
neth Corwin, third.
In the girls' voice contest, Helen Ins-
keep, Guthrie, won first place; Edna Dal-
ton, Broken Arrow, second; and l-’roda
Peek, Blackwell, third. Lalle Neal, Black-
well, won first In the boys, voice contest;
John Belaud, Guthrie, second and Clar-
ence Willison, Elk City, third.
Guthrie also won first place in the or-
chestra contest, with Bartlesville and
Tulsa second and third, respectively.
Walter, won the hoys' glee club contest,
and Ponca City, Guthrie, and Sulphur,
won in the order named in the girls' glee
H. K. Hyde, Norman, won first place in
both the original and the standard ora-
tion contests. In the first named, con-
test, Kristine Klostermeyer, Perry, took
second; and Harold Hoke, Dewey, third.
In the standard, Paul Potter, Blackwell,
won second; and Van Sparks, Pauls Val-
Two hundred school men attended the
high school conference, for informal dis-
cussions problems confronting secondary
education in Oklahoma.
FARMERS QUARREL; 1 DEAD
Sister of Slain Man Also Wounded;
Debt Cause of Shooting,
Hobart.—Tom Sistrunk is dead and
Mrs. Florence Brown, his sister, is
mortally wounded as a result of two
shots fired at them at close range by
W. H. Blackwell, 57 years old, a
I farmer who lives nine miles north-
east of Mountain Park. Blackwell
surrendered to the officers after the
shooting. He claims to have shot in
Sistrunk and Blackwell were close
neighbors, both owning the farms on
per cent lower than last year. Pas-1 which they lived. Their house are
ture lands show a condition of 78 per 175 yards apart.
cent, the same as last month.
The farmer still has on hand from
the 1916 crop, 12 per cent of the corn
and 6 per cent of the oats, having
consumed and marketed during the
past month 5 per cent of corn and 3
per cent of oats.
Sistrunk sent a note to Blackwell
demanding the payment of an account
which he claimed Blackwell owed.
Willie Davis, Mis. Sistrunk’s brother,
carried the note. When Blackwell
read it, he wrote at the bottom, “Pay
me for the damage your burros have
There will be more apples than any, done my crops and that would settle
other kind of fruit this year. The
prospect is for 71 per cent of a full
crop; peaches 45 per cent; cherries
70 per cent; apricots 45 per cent;
plums 63 per cent; pears 57 per cent.
High price of seed potatoes has
caused a falling off in the planting
of Irish potatoes this year. There
Is a 3 per cent less acreage than last
When the answer was delivered,
Sistrunk went over to Blackwell’s
home. A quarrel was followed by a
fight in which Blackwell used a single-
barrel 12-gauge shotgun. A load of
No. 2 shot struck Sistrunk full in the
face, twenty-eight bullets taking
Mrs. Sistrunk, from her home, saw
her husband fall and. running inio the
house, told his sister that. Sistrunk
War On Prairie Dogs Begun.
Gotebo.—Farmers south of Cotebo
are waging war on prairie dogs bv
putting a mixture of po son in their j had l,c'erl killed. Mrs. Brown ran to
dens and tamping the holes full oi l the scene and, in turn, was struck by
dirt. The poison makes a gas that j flying bullets. Blackwell ordered her
kills the does before they can dig out. I to stop at the gate and, when si.e re
But a few are successful in escaping j fused to halt, shot her. The shot tore
and the second dose is required. In out the woman's left eye and shat-
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE'S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. You know
what you are taking, as the formula is
printed on every label, showing it is
Quinine snd Iron in a tasteless form. ' The
Quinine drives out malaria, the Iron
builds up the system, jo cents.
“Our telephone girl hns selected a
Rlngunrly suitable lint.” “What is it
made of?” “Yell-oil straw.”
WOMAN’S CROWNING GLORY
Is her hulr. If yours is streaked with
ugly, grizzly, gray hairs, use “La Cre-
ole" llnlr Dressing and change it in
the natural way. Price $1.00.—Adv.
When a man tells you what a won-
derful poker player you are, that man
Is planning to enjoy life nt your ex-
Tfappy is the home where Red Cross
Rail Blue is used. Sure to please. All
A hoy and his parents seldom ngree
on wluit time he should begin going
! YES! MAGICALLY!
| CORNS LIFT OUT
WITH FINGERS !
You say to tho drug store man,
"Give me a small bottle of freezonc."
This will cost very little but will
positively remove every hnrd or soft
corn or callus from one’s feet.
A few drops of this new ether com-
pound applied directly upon a tender,
aching corn relieves the soreness in-
stantly, and soon the entire com or
callus, root and all, dries up and can
be lifted off with the fingers.
This new way to rid one’s feet of
corns was introduced by a Cincinnati
man, who says that freezone dries in
a moment, and simply shrivels up the
corn or callus without irritating tho
If your druggist hasn't any freezone
tell him to order a small bottle from
his wholesale drug house for you.—adv.
It is excellent in cases of
stomach or bowel ailments
111 Aflfl0SSK ** PREVENTED
DLHLlV b* cumR's atACKLEO PIUS
MJmKM lvll Low-priced,
fV fresh, reliable; (
jsj HSj M ■ western stock-
men, because '
protect Where other >
r Write for booklet and testimonial*. ,
10-dose pkg. Blacklas Pills, $1.00 1
SO-Sgii pkg. Biacklig Pills, $4.00
Use any Injector, but Cutter's sjmpjest and stronjert.
The superiority of Cutter products is due to over JS
years ol specializing in vaccines And serums
only. Insist on CUTTER'S. Ii unobtainable,
m Cuttir LAtntnr, Itrkelij, til.. er Chleiei, 111.
If irt^ITV fs a deceptive disease
**-*'*"/i”*■ —thousands have it
TROUBLE ruicI (l0Il t know it. If
1 x-' x-'x-'X-' you want gootl results
you can make no mistake bv using Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Boot, the great ktdnev
medicine. At druggists In fifty cent and
dollar sizes. Sample size bottle bv Parcel
Post, also pamphlet telling you about it.
Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton.
N. Y., and enclose ten cents, also men-
tion this paper.
A novel lie makes more commotion
than a hackneyed truth.
SOAP IS STRONGLY ALKALINE
mid constant use will burn out the
scalp. Cleanse the scalp by shampoo-
ing with “La Creole” llair Dressing,
and darken, in the natural way, those
ugly, grizzly hairs, l’rice, $1.00.—Adv.
Tlie crank who always wants to
amend the motion is usually included
among those present.
Money buck without question
if HUNT’S CURE fails in the
treatment of ITCH, ECZEMA,
RING WO R M ,T ETr E K or oth e r
Itching skin disease;*. Price
50c at. druggists, or direct from
A. B. Richards Medicine Co., Sherman,Tei.
Kill All Flies! "MST
Placed tin vwhiTP.Dalny Fly Killer attracts and kills all
flioa. Neat, dean, ornamental, convenient, und cheap.
* lints Mil H '*300. Usds
u -netel. naa’t apiil at
"i'P over: will not noli ot
Injur* anything, i Juarmn-
Uh4 effective. Ask far
Daisy Fly Killer
Sold by dealers, or 0 ml
by express. prepaid. $1.00.
HAROLD SOMERS, 150 OE KALB AVE., BROOKLYN, N. V.
A toilet preparation of merit.
Helps to eradicate dAndruff.
For Restoring Color and
Beauty toGray or Faded Hair.
60c. and $1.00at Druirirista.
■ <.►: V. • <<■'> •' ■ z-y... y.-
alcohol-3 per cent.
, AVeyclablc Preparation forAs
similatimJtheFood by Regula-
tini; the Stomachs and Dowelsof
& w 11 IAlLSS
Thereby Promoting Digestion
Cheerfulness and Rest.Cental
i neither Opium,Morphine rwr
Mineral. Not Na^otk,
J y&njfrtfrrtn fT* wr
I A helpful Remedy for F
Constipation and Diarrhoea.
anil Feverishness and
Loss of Sleep
Mothers Know That
S’’ij LOSS or
The Centaur Company.
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
TH2 OINTAUN OOM»ANY, NCW YORK CITY.
some places the dogs
taken tereil her shoulder. One shot entered
whole quarter sections of land, and j hejr temple and came out at the eye.
since no vegetation can grow where) Blackwell immediately telephoned
they are and since they multiply so to the officers at Mountain Park to
fast it will be but a few years till | come and get him. Ho was brought
they have all the pastures ruined. here to await trial.
Enid Woman Dies In Auto Accident.
Enid.—Mrs. Martin Cross, Enid, was
Instantly killed and her husband, Mar-
tin Cross, a traveling salesman, has
not yet recovered consciousness as the
resu.it of an automobile accident two
ini'es south of here. CrosB with his
wife and two boys, G and 7 years old
were thrown from the machine. The
cause of the accident is not known,
but it is supposed that the auto ran
into a dog. Mrs. Cross was found
dead under the auto. The boys were
only slightly Injured.
Tick Quarrel Is Settled.
Stillwater.—That a satisfactory ar-
rangement lias been made whereby
the state board of agriculture and the
federal department of animal industry
wi 1 co-operate fully In the eradica-
tion of fever ticks in Oklahoma and
that later the work of eradica'ing hog
cholera and tuberculosis will he taken
up was announced by President Frank
M. Gault after a conference between
the board of agriculture and Dr. John
R. Mohler, chief of the federal de-
partment of animal industry, of Wash-
Small Pill, Small
As Age Advances the Liver Requires
occasional slight stimulation.
LITTLE LIVER PILLS
CoIorleSS or Pale Faces usua,,y indicate the absence of Iron in
g condition which will be greatly helped'by CarteUsIrOIl Pills
18tto Weiss Hen Feed
For Sale Everywhere by Conscientious Dealers
THE OTTO WEISS MILLING GO.
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