Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 10, Ed. 1, Friday, March 6, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL NJSWSPAPEB OF THE COUNTY Or BRYAN
DURANT OKLAHOMA FRIDAY MARCH 0 1014.
district court nomas.
. K. llHnisldo amf
quitted Of Murd
n Wright Ac--
District court commenced Vty
grind of tho criminal dockot Tues-
day morning and by noon of tho day
following had disposed of thlrtoon
criminal cases ranging in seriousness
from common theft up to murder'
The following Is the work of tho
John Cowan entorea a plea of
guilty to ombozzling $1480 belong--ing
to his son Charles for whom
ko was guardian. Passing of soa-
teace was susponded to allow. Cow-
a to complete the making of bis
Leon Mitchum of Bokchlto whoso
It tfor burglary In tho second do-
jlttf was to havo como up but tho
defendant ordered forfolturo of his
bond made by Jack Gray R. S.
Kelly and others. Mitchum Is charg-
ed with breaking into tho depot at
Bokchlto and stealing' sovoral ar-
ticles. Tho third trial of Howard Martin
charged with rape camo up but was
dismissed by the court owing to
lack of ovlddnco. The complaining
witness Miss Annio Cornell- and her
parents had moved to Texas and re-
fused to return horo to testify. Mar-
tin has been triod twlco boforo each
case resulting In a hung jury.
T H. Jenkins charged with ob-
taining money under false protenses
when ho mortgaged to a local bank
property ho did not possess was on
call but tho defendant failed to ap-
pear and forfolturo of bond was or-
dorod. Tho caso of Walter Klrkpatrlck
charged with assault to kill waa con-
tinued. This caso 1b tho outgrowth
of a pitched battlo that took place n't
lied River In 1912 botweon officers
No ono thing glvc8!60'MHCli4.t.-
. VlPwtwa ..wtwyJtoQ.
pie for so long a: time at'.
so llttlo cost as a. Columbia
Tho world's greatest artists
mako records for the Col-
umbia Company: Ysaye
' Bond . Desttnn Slezak
Fremstad Hofmanh- Zona-
tollo Nordlca Garden Par-
low Harrold Nielsen Bl3-
pham Scharwenka Pasqu-
all White Frledhelm Gay
Sogurola Cavallerl and
scores of others.
Demonstration at "any time
in our storo--or on approv-
ln your own homo.
This Is tho season of tho year to beautffy your borne by
planting shado treoB and shrubbery. Nothing adds' to tho
appearance of the homo like plenty of shade troea ' and
shrubbery and tho lncreaso in tho market valuo . of
the homo so improved is many times more than tho cost ot
tho trees and their caro. . ' .'' '
In order to oncourago tho boautlticatlon ot ttio home' wo
will for a period of thirty days only sell any. tree orliirub. In
our stock at a reduction ot ' H
25 PER GENT FROM RETAIL PRICE LIST
'.. . ' A.
This Is an opportunity you cannot well afford to miss and one
you will rogret It you pass up. Write or phono ustoday be-
foro you forget it and lot ua talk it over if yoij don't get la
on tbla wo both loso.
Durant Nursery Company
Patlllo and' Pgjklns and Klrkpatrlck
and others' .when thoy shot at each
other from across tho rlvor.
Aaron Smith and Ed Coins a cou-
of negroos from Cade wero tried
ult with Intent to kill unori
O0B Whitlow another negro but
. The'caso of J. E. Spradllng charg-
ed 'with ombozzling -somo money In
his; car0 nB guardian of ono of his
children was called but will bo resot
latenffn the torm.
gloyd Ralnwator of .Caddo charged
wltfijijrapo In the socond dogreo upon
the person of Ahlota Attorbury 7"8
on tho docket for trial but tho caso
will bo re-set for later during this
J. J. Rogers charged with grand
larceny got a year and a day from
the Jury. Tho court tho attorney
for the dofenso and the prosocutlon
had agreed upon a year and a half.
Rogers had stolen a $165 dollar dia-
mond ring belonging to his wlfo's
sister Miss Truda Ellington and
"staked" It for $50.00 to J. Gold-
smith at Ardmore.
Tho caso of r Sam Smith charged
with larc0nyof a domestic animal
D. E. Burnslde who killed Jesse
Durant at Bennington somo time ago
was acquitted of a murder charge by
tho Jury. Tho attorneys for tho de-
fense stated their cases and both re-
quested a verdict of not guilty. This
case was morely a formality gono
thru wlta to fully exenorato Bum-
side. Davo Wright who killed a boot-
logger In a running pistol fight near
Wado was acquitted and exonerated
In tho samo manner
"vThe caso Of Boxtor Edwards
charged with burglary was rc-aot on
account bf"counsol for the defense
not being toady for trial.
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Write Call or Phone
'Main St. Phone 262
i.'V DURANT OKLAHOMA
RAIN STOPS ROAD WORK.
Rond Working Day" Proved a Flash. Man Wanted for AsmtiU Got Away
Thanks to Jupiter Pluvlus . at j'l Paso nttcr" Hart had gone
to California After Him.
A hoavy downpour of rain extend- ;
lng from Kansas far into TexaB pro-' Ollle Murphy arrested in jCall-
vonted many' thousands of citizens fornja on a warrant from Cordon
of tho threo'statos from spondlng charging assault tb murder got away
two days on the highway and build-" from Sheriff Lib :HaVt at El Paso
lng a roadfrom Floronco Kansas. Texas Tuesday and at last roportir
to Dallas' .Texas. Reports received had not been approhonded so It Is
hero by President Johnson showed said
that In every county through which Some time ago tho court gave
tho highway passed strong organlz- Murphy's bondsmen time in which
ntlons had 'been perfected and wero to bring him Into court and a local
ready for- tho fray. (man on tho bond for $100.00 made
President Johnson stated that as efforts to locate him. A reward ot
soon as tho roads could bo worked
ho wn5- solng to got his bunch to-
gether and get up and build tho road
through Bryan county. A. N. Lee-
craft of Colbert advised that he
had his pooplo well organized and
that If tho rain had not fallen sov-
oral hundred Colbert citizens would
havo spont tho day Improving tho
road In that section lie stated that
as soon as posslblo the. work would
Tuesday President Jobnson and a
force of men built a good brldgo
over tho little creek about threo
miles this side of Nlda.
Mr. Johnson has Just purchased
a ten horse grader which Is design-
ed for heavy grading with either
onglno power or horses lit Is espec-
ially suitable for extra 'heavy ditch
cutting In tough ground where hid-
den rocks roots or stumps aro en-
countered. The grader oosti $406.60.
A threo way road drag was also
purchased. Thla Is .one ot tho best
drags mado. Tho new Implements
will be used not only on the building
of tho highway through tho county
but on other roads as well.
Tho peoplo who are behind the
movement are determined to havo
better roads in tho county and they
will not stop until tho object is
WOMAN SUFFRAGE ARGUMENT.
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Washington March 3. -All phason
of tho woman suffrage question were
nreaentnd tnttlmiiHniiHO . ludlclarv
cheers; 'Joorsjiisses land apilausoVh"vIf no nominations aro mado.
jjoserung senuineiuai pnasoa or mo
suffargO; argument Mrs. Crystal
Eastmap. Benedict and Mrs. Mary
Beard Now York lawyers throw
down the gauntlot to the Democratic
party In no uncertain tonus warn
In-' tho committee that tho political
wrattnof tho 4000000 women In
suffrage States would be visited upon
the party unless favorable consider-
ation were riven tho constitutional
cmenilmont for woman suffrage .-
MAICF. SCHEDULE FRIDAY.
There will be a meeting of the
Texas-Oklahoma Baseball League In
Sherman Friday afternoon at 2 o'
clock. Tho mooting will bo held In
th'assemblyrooms of tho Sherman
Chamber of Commorco and tho pur
pose of tho meeting will be to ar-
rahgo a 1914 schedule
"prpsldont Johnson has asked all
cltlbs to bo present and has boon as
sured that all ot tho local prosldonts
will bo on hand.
Tho outlook for' a successful year
In the T.-O. League la moro .than
bright according to statements made
by President Dupont B. Lyon ot tho
Shorman club Roy M. Flnley secre
tary of tho.loaguo and others who
aro' on the lnsldo.
STAY OF EXECUTION FOR BLANK
Information .has boon received In
tho city to tho effect that Gov! Cruco
yesterday Issued' a stay of execution
tor 9 A. Blank of Choctaw county
Dantnnpnil fn tin'n1nntrnf.utAfl nn Mnh
14th. Tho execution Is. dolayed until
tho 5th of Aprlltlln order to givo his
attornoys time in which to porfect an
It will bo remembered that Blank
waa convicted in ihe Choctawcounty
district court for ho murdor ofMrs.
Webb and hor two children tho aw-
ful crime having been comltte'd at
tho tent of tho dead. w.oman Vhlcb
was a few miles from Boswoll. Tho
husband and fathor of tho womrtta
and children was first arrested foi
the crime but proved his innohconco
and was released.
MEDICAL SPECIALIST k
The attention' of readers of this
paper Is Invited to tho advertlnonint
or ur. vm. . uruu
. Wpi. B. Crudglngton or Dent-
which appears In this Issue of
ertn wlitnli nnnnnra In
HUltf AU H''WtIU f .. -.--...
this paper. Dr. .Crudglngt.onMJ! got.
tine a lnrce practlco from this roo
tion of tho country throu"
i r - - . ill
Yortisoments. and many renommond
murphy Escaped hiiAhiiw.
$250.00 was offored and Murphy
was caught in California and tho
bondsmen hired Shorltf Hart to go
after him and Haft was on tho road
homo when his captivo got away
from him. No particulars have beon.
MEAL FED STEERS.
On. the quarantlno division ot tho
cattle' market today D. Morgan a
well' known cattlo foedor of Durant
Okla. had a shipment of about 100
head of stcors. These steers had
been'fed nt the cotton mills at that
place. Threo carloads of these steers
of the shortfed class brought $7.25
and tho othor load sold for $7.10.
Kansas City Llvo Stock Reporter.
NO CITY CANDIDATES YET.
Tho city campaign Is on. The
Democratic votors of ward No. 4 mot
Wednesday evening for tho purpose
of solectlnc candidates for tho posl-
tlonsof members of tho city council!
nnil aMinnl linnrrl1 Thla wns thft!
first meeting to be held In tho city.
Nothing .has been dono in any ot tho
other wards in regard to tho holding
of .the mass meetings to select candi-
dates. i -
Secretary Boner of tho county
election board says that unless tho
candidates filed their names with
him boforo midnight of Friday that
their nanios could not bo placed for
Iho primary for March 17th at which
time caridfdatoa wll) bo nominated
present members will continue to
hold their offices as was tho case
two years ago when no primary was
hold It Js though that this will bo
dono In some of tho wards. But it
any man has a dosiro to represent
the city either as a momber ot tho
school board or as an alderman ho
should so inform Mr. Boner beforo'
ADOPT RATE UNDER PROTEST.
.Express epppanics operating ln
nklnhnmit nnnounceil tnov would nut-
In the effect tho comoratlon commls
pion's new ' tariff under protest. ThO
American company used the new
rates which aro a reduction of about
20 per cent Wednesday and tho
Wells-Fargo and tho United States
companies will probably do so tomor
row. Meantlmo tho companies havo
pending in tho Federal court an ap-
plication for a pormanont injunction
against tho; Stato enforcing tho ratoa
on tho ground they aro not compen
APRIL 13 DECLARED "UIRD DAY"
April 3 was designated by Govern
or Cruco inta- proclamation as "Bird
Day" when.' tho public schools and
all soclotlos aa woll. aa Individuals";
aro asked to co-oporato In tho work
of saving birds from wanton alaugh-
tor. 7 -
EUGENlf DEHI18 AT MADILL ;
V & - V
Madlll Okla. March 5. Eugenbi
Debs- formor candidate for Presldont
on tho Socialist ticket addressed an
.J P '-(" nnn - 'ti til
uuiiiuuwu ui uvur ouuu ui uit puui-
ical launs in oiaam fuesuay auor-
CONVICTS TO ERfcCT RtnLDINq.
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An.oruu' was muuu uy vug uwiru
ot prison control for the transfer of
200 convicts; from McAlestor to tho
stato reformatory at Granite and
they will bo pu to. work on four no"w(
DUiiuiPRS motsiaio js erecting lor mo
lattortlnstltutlop. Tho present Gran
ite population' Is 180. 'Tho tnain
building for Granite will ba the ad-
ministration yund'coll bouse 3(570
feet-and fouHstoHe. In a prjaon
Way It will accommodate about 400.
.CHUflr buildings are a Jiower plant
J laundry and 'bath houso'.and klthcon
.and dining robm
4 . ' .
' The fltoto IJjbulItUhft'hy'i nt tha
Rtrur'"r08 w(il' convict .labor and If
fOrMilrig al)or 'r tb m
cost will be about $300000. War
don Reed has installed a quarry
equipment for getting out granite it
is proposed to use the plant In. fur
nishing stone for tho stato
ABOLISH TRIUAL LIFE"
Full rights of citizenship for the
Amorican Indian were advocated to-
day by speakers at the council of tho
Society of American Indians hold at
the Academy of Natural Sclonces.
Speakers declared that admission to
full citizenship tho right of owner-
ship rather than occupancy should bo
granted to the red man: Gabo E.
Parker nowly appointed Register of
tho Treasury a Choctaw declared
that tho Indian was In a peculiar po-
sition belug independent In a tribal
sonso yet dopendont in national rota-
tions. Mr. Parker said that thoro
wero 300000 Indians in tho United
States and that 138328 had citlzon-
shlp rights. "Tribal llfo must bo
abandoned" ho said "before tho In-
dian can becomo self-supporting or a
vital force In our national ltfo. 'Ho
must borocognlzed as a man of capa-
bilities. Ho has mado great progress
In adapting himself to tho llfo of tho
country. Ho has suffored from tho
ono fault Of lack of self-denial but
If tho Indian be given his land with
privileges and responsibilities of pro-
prietorship ho would soon devolop
that quickly." Now York Times.
in Women's Dress exempli-
fied by the Original Gossard
To further emphasize "The
New Freedom" we take coh-
sidcrable pleas uret.:in an-
r p. "The Third Semi-Annual
Gossard Proclamation of
Styles for Spring and
Summer of 1914.
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As the representatives oi The
H. W. Gossard Co. we wel-
come you to bur corset depart-
ment where the new models
can be seen and fitted during
the cpming week. A fitting
does not obligate you to buy.
Gossard Corsets may now
befhad at &2.0Q and ud.
It would 'be a serious
Spring r.oatUme fitted without first being properly
and.pomfortably fitted in a new corset as the lines
of' all new coats suits and dresses are so different
this spring"; The new. piodels were never so com-fort'hble-
before but must be fitted' by those who '
know how to make you appear well.
VV Experienced fitters and a private fitting room at
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APPEAL SUNDAY WOIt'k OASES.
Fivo Uojh Fined by Justice Auslcy
at Cnlera Will Appeal .to
Five boys fined on tho 25th of last
month by Justice Ausloy at Calera
fpr cutting and raking hay' on Sua-
day will appeal their cases to ' tho
county court instead of paying fines
of $7.50 a plcco and costs amount-
lng to $30.00 a piece according to
' The fivo boys Ray Hooper Bua
Tolbert Earnest Allen J. H. Rouen
and Joo Helback were employed by
Win Bondles in cutting and raking
Into ricks a bay meadow near Calora
and worked a portion of tho day oa
a Sunday last August it is said. J.
L. Elliot constable at Calora sworn
out a complaint and had all of them '
arrested and charged with appear-
ance In tho Justlco Court of John
Ausley at Calera. Tho cases wero
continued several times It Is said but
finally camo up for trial February
25th wheu tho fines and costs abovo
stated wero assessed.
.Pete McClure an employe of Mr.
Bondloa who appeared for him in tho
trial of the caso In tho Justlco Court
makes tho statement that ho la in-
strumental in bringing about tho ap-
peals for the reason that In his
opinion tho boys did: not rocolvo a
squaro deal in tho Justlco Court.
mistake Jo' have your new
blm vory highly n ' rMmH 'hdn "" d. tho1
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