Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 10, Ed. 1, Friday, March 6, 1914 Page: 2 of 8
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THE DURANT WEEKLY NEWS
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A Pure Cream of Tartar Powder
Indispensable to best results saves
worry saves work saves money
saves health saves complaints at table
rnoF. McINTOSH announces.
Head of Bennington Public Schools
ft Candidate for County Superin-
tendent of I'ubllc Instruction.
The News Is authorized to an-
nounce the candidacy of Prof. R. K.
Mcintosh superintendent of tho Bon-
nlngton public schools for the offlco
of county superintendent of Bryan
county subject to tho action of tho
voters at the Democratic primary to
bo hold August fourth 1914 and Mr.
Mcintosh's card will be found In tho
News announcement column this Is-
sue. Prof. Mcintosh was born In
Chickasaw County Miss. April 17th
3884. He reclvcd his early school-
ing in the public schools of Houston
Miss. completing thero his high
school course and two years In
Teachers' Normal of Houston. Ho
then went to the Mississippi A. &
M. College for his academic work.
After spending three years in this
great school his' attention was at-
tracted westward hence some six
years ago he planted himself firmly
in Bryan county to engage In tho
great work ot helping boys and girls
to grow into an lnieiigont. ana non-
ored citizenship. Since coming hero and n quarter has fully demonstrat-
ho has done qulto a deal of profes- ed ji8 al)iiity aiong these lines. Mr.
slonnl work In the Southeastern T ee ia8 had more tllan slx yeara act.
State Normal located In his homoho experience In weighing for the
county evidencing the fact thntgio Is pubilc and nono can Bay hQ has not
not only energetic but progressive a34 nmde goodi Mr Leo. believing that
well. He has taught school some slv ho has dispa'tched the duties' of his
years In Bryan county with marked omce n a Inanner satisfactory to tho
success. Few men have established uHc. asks ro-election. upon his rec-
themselves so firmly and favorably ' ord jn office.
in the minds of the thinking people j Tne writer knows Ben Leo well
as has this man. He has tho happy and knoW8 him to be a man of good
faculty of meeting everyone In that princlpie and character and corn-
pleasant yet firm manner that makes
us feel at home
We bespeak for him n hi career
as superintendent ono continuous
line of efficient and judicious ad-
ministrate acts. The fact tha Mr.
Mclnto-h '.pent over two years In tin
'county superintendents offlco a3
clerk adds materially to his other-
wise splendid qualifications.
No man in Oklahoma will appre-
ciate more and labor more conslcent-
lously to give to the people a com-
plete school system than will Mr.
In commenting upon his Candida
Tribune for last !
cy the Bennington
"The professor since coming to
hls citv has endeared himself to our
people by his excellent work In our
"He Is a big clean wholesouled
honorable man of unbounded ambi-
tion and energy that has been de-
voted to school work. vHo will be
the next superintendent ofx Bryan
ounty and will make good there Just
as he has done In his pas'Uofforts.
"The editor of the Tribune takes
pleasure In recommending him to the
people of Bryan county. We pledge
you that ho Is fully capable of and
will make you an A No.1 superin-
tendent." The editor or this paper haB known
Mr. Mcintosh for several years and
can commend his candidacy to the
consideration of the voters. Ho Is a
man unquestionably fitted for the
place he seeks.
Tn iStrvnies OF
1450 (Without Bath 1 to iae
iRoomaWh Bath ls to 2i
tCafe Prices Sensible
Club BreaKfasts.25C up
Noonday Lurum wi
Lvenm? winner o
FOR COUNT V WEIGH
EH BEN LEE (Hc-elcctlon)
This paper is authorized to an-
nounce tho candidacy of Ben Lee for
tho office of county weigher of Bryan
county (re-olectlon) subject to the
action of tho voters at tho Demo-
cratic primary August 4 and Mr.
Lee's announcement appears in our
announcement column In this issuo.
Ben Leo is a native Texan having
discovered himself in tho Lone Star
Mate something like forty years ago.
About thirteen years ago he moved
to Durant where he lived forr six
years after which ho removed to
Bennington. He served as deputy
county weigher from statehood on
until elected to tho office of county
weigher in 1912 when he came to
Durant to attend to tho duties of Ills
Ben Is a thoroughbred Democrat
from tho. word go and not only
preaches Democracy In his politics
but practices it In his every day bus-
iness affairs with his fellowman. Ho
has a heart as big as a wash tub
and never neglects to play the good
neighbor when occasion demands it.
Not only Is ho a big hearted good
man but is a thorough business man
nnil as county weigher the past year
mends his candidacy to the serious.
consideration of the voters of Bryan
LEG I SLATO HS PLAYED
During the legislative session last
spring a luxurious gambling house
was maintained In one of the lead-
ing hotels. Wines and liquors were
serVed free and there were couches
and easy chairs for tired vlstors and
Uvored servants to do the bidding.
Members of the legislature lobby-
ists politicians and visitors found
their -way to the tables. Only a se-
lect patronage was admitted. Some-
times the winnings on the roulette
players would be big.
Men who frequented the plnce and
look back at what happened now re
member that after all averages wero
struck tho house wlnnlgs gradually
but surely ate up all tho other win-
nings and the stakes as well.
Several months ago tho police
To Our Farmer
We are prepared to supply you with seed potatoes
onion sets garden and field seeds at the lowest
figures for cash.
Let us figure with you on your supply bill of ' Gro-
ceries. We need the cash; you need the goods. Call
on us.S We will Sell You.' Bring your produce get
the top market price.
E. S. WOOD Phone 85 B. C. WOOD
No. 124 North 3rd Avenue
raided this room and confiscated tho
roulette whool. Several days ago
orders wore given for destroying tho
gambling parapharnalla that had ac-
cumulated nt pollco headquarters.
When n dotectlvo struck iho rou-
lette wheel with a heavy sledgo ham-
mer tho blow rovoalcd an Insulated
copper wire. Under each ball pocket
was a magnet. Throughout tho wood-
work stretched a notwork'of wires
under one edgo of tho table were but-
tons nnd attachments for batteries
ghlng the dealer complete control of
tho play. There are several hundred
much chagrined roulottV players In
GANG OK CHICKEN1 THIEVES.
Tho Nowb has recoWod a communi-
cation from Bokchlto charging that
an organized band of chicken thieves
are operating In that community. Tho
writer says that his name should be
omitted from publication' as "it is
UBed for a noblo purpose and cause."
The letter minus tho name Is ver-
batim as follows: t
Durant Weekly News: -I '
Out near Bokchlto at Double
Springs a gang ot chicken and tur-
key thieves has been operating for
tho last two or three years and Is
causing much annoyance to farmers
residing thero It is time theso ras-
cals aro run down and given the full
extent of tho law. It liPmostly a
colored neighborhood and with the
exception of a few are all law abid-
ing citizens and appeal to tho law to
help rid their neighborhood of these
thugs who ovdr it may bo and would
ask tho county on notlfortatlon to
Bond blood hounds and take up the
trail and fine out tho guilty one and
stop tills menace. CITIZEN.
OKLAHOMA CHOP REPORT.
Tho growing condition of white:'
wheat up to February 25 was 90 per
cent as shown by the monthly bul-
letin of tho State Board ot Arglcul-
ture. Compared with this time last
year it Is 121 per cent; compared
with 1913 tho acreage planted to
oats is 110 per cent. There yet re-
mains in tho farmor's hnndsof 1913
prnns: Horn 2K tier cent whpnt 11
por cent oatg 21 por ccnt and cotlon
10 por cent. . '
The following la tho condition of
live stock: Cattle 91 per cent; hogs
91 per cent; sheep 92 per cont; and
poultry 9G por cent. Ot fruits the
following Is shown to be the condi-
tion:' Peach 64 por 'cent; cherry 75
per cent; apples 80 per cent; straw-
berries 80 per cent; plums 74 por
cent; apricots 72 per cent.
The soil condition as regards
moisture Is 103 per cent and 45 per
cent of the land planted to spring
crops has been plowed.
AMEND ELECTION LAWS.
Plans to Initiate an amendment to
tho present general election laws of
the State whereby traveling men
nnd others who are necessarily ab-
sented from their regular voting
places on election days may exorcls.i
tho right of franchise havo ' been
perfected and copies of the proposed
law will bo filed with tho Secretary
ot State and put In circulation
throughout tho state next week ac-
cording to an announcement Satur-
day. A vigorous campaign will he made
to secure the required number of
signatures to the petitions to placo
the question on the ballot at the
August primary. Five hundred
traveling men havo volunteered their
service In circulating the petitions.
The law will provide a uniform
form of oath which the voter seeking
to cast his 'vote elsewhere than at
his homo will be required to make.
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HOTEL MAN HAS HIS
HYES ON DURANT.
Would Furnish 'nnd Lenso Modern
Hosteler- of 00 to 70 Rooms.
Dunuit Good Hotel Ton.
Thd Chambor of Commorco hna
this w)ok recolvcd a communication
from tho steward and provision buy-
er of one of tho finest hotels in tho
Southwest who desires to furnish
and leaso a modern CO to 75 room
hotol In Durant It such a hostolry Is.
erected. Tho gontlemnn who U
known to bo a very successful prac-
tical hotol man requests that his
name bo not UBed for a whllo until
tho matter Is more fully doveloped.
In his letter ho expresses tho opin-
ion that Durant in one ot tho best
towns in tho stato and that another
hotel hero built nnd equipped along
modern lines would bo a paying
proposition. Ho suggests tho idea
that a hotel of from 60 to 75 rooms
would bo largo enough to accommo-
date tho needs of tho city for many
years. Tho St. Louis capitalist who
was hero some time past and who
seriously considers building a mod-
ern hotol here contemplated a hos-
telry of 100 rooms. It nppeara now
that tho only thing loft for the Cham
ber ot Commerce Is to find a site for
. .. . .. ..
tho peoplo that will BUlt them when I
the hotol matter will becomo a reality
instead of a dream.
LABOR UNOIN8 MAY
Oklahoma City March 4. Statft
house circles wero speculating Sat-
urday on what tho attitude of organ-
ized lnhnr tn Oklnhntnn nn tlin mi.
nounced Dlan of the state board of
public offlcals to utilize convict labor
to cruch granite at the Oranlto re-
formatory for .use In tho capltol
That tho opposition of the labor
unions might tako the form of In-
junction proceedings was ono of tho
homa constitution prohibits tho use
of convict labor In .competition with
free labor and should tho effort bo
made to restran tho use of the con-
vlcts. It would bo based on this pro -
Chairman Lon Frame of the board
of affairs announced Saturday that
plans hnd been completed to utlllzi
the convicts. A rock crusher has
been installed at tho reformatory and
side tracks laid to tho quarries.
The U. S. Civil Scrvico has an-
nounced thnt on April 4 10 11 and
18 examinations will bo held at many
places to fill vacancies in fourth
class postofflces. All such offices
where the annual compensation U
more than $180.00 will -be placed
under civil service. Durant id one
of the examination points and on
the 18th of April examinations will
bo held here. Postofflces to bo thus
tilled In this county are as follows:
Achllle Bontley Bokchlto Calera
KATY RENDERS PROPERTY
Tho taxreturn of tho 'Missouri
Kansas nnd Texas Railway Company
filed with the State Auditor show's wJ
total valuation of the Oklahoma pro-
perty to be $22109042.' The samo
proporty was assessed'"by thcrStato
Board of Equalization last-yearat a
valuation or $29249466. No new
mileage is shown.
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THE SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS HELP I3ACn OTHER IN
HANDINfl TELEPHONE CALLS RY GOOD TEAM WORK.
NOT ONLY AT THE SWITCHBOARD RUT ALL ALONO
THE LINE CO-OPERATION IS THE KEYNOTE OP GOOD
IX THE HELL SYSTEM THERE ARE MORE THAN 130
000 EMPLOYES. THEY TAKE CARE OE 14000000 MILES
OP TELEPHONE HIGHWAY? KEEP IN RUNNING ORDER
TinO COMPLICATED TERMINAL APPARATUS IN THOUS-
ANDS OP EXCHANGES. THEIR CO-OPERATIVE EFFORTS
KEEPS 7500000 TELEPHONES READY FOR INSTANT
USE AND THEY DAILY HANDLE 20000000 TELEPHOtfl.
TALKS QUICKENING AND EXPANDING THE SOCIAL
AND BUSINESS LIFE OF THE NATION.
Every Dell Tplotfhono Is
mwni'UiiMi huiixiiji.i mm mii
ml" '" r rtr ir-.r ;? -
. ' xwi :w ii jiv " a .'
37H .FUV I
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It has been the means of savintr. in tho past 42 years
thousands of dollars to stockmen by preventing' disease
and loss bettering condition and thereby increasing value;
and by saving waste of feed reducing cost of keep.
Everyone of your horses will reward you for this small invest-
ment Packages 25c 50c $1.00; 25 lb. pail $3.00.
Another big saver In the stable is pffillS Hoof Ointment cures
tender feet corns etc. at once. 25c andCOc boxes.
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Back
nnnlfoiitn nit Pratt Tinvlurtji- ftofiian Riilifltittltpn: Insist on Prattn.
V. KB Get Pratt 1914
Sold nnd guaranteed by Huron!
COTTON GINNINQ INQUIRY.
Next month tho Corporation Com-
mission will resumo Us inquiry con-
corning tho cost of ginning cotton
DUL'U Willi tk V1UV Ul 1DOU11I& lb JJIU-
posed order upon which a general
hearing will be given. Tho complaint
Is beloro the commission from farm-
ers and cotton buyers of tho vicinity
of Chandler but tho order It Issued
might be made stato-wlde n applica-
tion. Recently cotton gins havo been
required to report tho number of
bales ginned last year tho charges
' and tho expense
Theso havo been
compiled by tho commission by
i counties. Tho hearing will bo re
aumed March 11
Many attendod the declamation
contc8 held at tho First Methodist
church horc Moiiduy night when
elections were made to represent
tho Sl E' N normnl ln th coming
triangular debates. The winners
woro "ard " M"'s lively
and Clarence Crudup ot Durant and
Marvn Shillings ot Lebanon. The
JudeeB wero Dlstrlct Jude alchett.
aenaior nicimusu uiiu liuiireeuniuiiyu
W. A. Durant.
JOE KEITH'TO FED-1
Joe Keith who as' captured in
this city on alse week wltlpKimber
of bottles of booze was turned ovor
to the Federal officers and carried
to Atoka where ho was bound over
under a bond ot $500 which ho wa
unable to make and was conveyed
LETTER TO TEACHERS.
It is our desiro to direct tho atten-
tion ot tho teachers and pupils ot the
pubilc schools of Oklahoma to the
beauty and usetulnes of the bird llfo
around them. Too many children
mid sometimes older persons do not
reallza the value ot birds to mankind
and few ot us reallzo the ooauty of
theso little creatures. Tho 'beauty
qf our little feathered friends has
been Interpreted for ub by writers.
Their usefulness and economic valuo
For Weakness and Loss of Appetite
'he Old Etantlaril ircucrnl trenctlicnlne tonic.
ROVE'S TASTKLBb'S chill TONIC drives out
nltrla and build up the sy.tftn. Atnietoiric
diure Appetizer. Pouv'ti.udclilldrcn. iOc
a Long Distance Station.
and cood spirits are not
hard to obtain if thorough
. 1 M i
Drug Co. 4390
has boon explained by our scientists
.Tho?o facts we havo learned from our
textbookfl ln school but in order that
our attention may bo more forcibly
directed to tho value of protecting
them wo havo designated Friday
April 3 of this year as Bird Day. We-
earnestly requost the teachers to ob-
seive this day with an appropriate
program of exercises in their schools
bearing on this particular subject.
For tho purpose of helping tho teach-
ers ln this work by the asBlstanco or
tho stato gamo warden's department
wo haco prepared a suggestive prog-
ram which tho teacher may supple-
ment as the conditions ln her school
require. By all means tho day should
bo obsorved ln some appropriate way
and the purpose and spirit of It
should bo to impress upon lho minds
of tho children and the peoplo of the
community the importance of pro-
tho bird life from an economic as
well as from tho aesthetic stand-
point. R. H. WILSON
State Supt ot Public Instruction.
Real Estate Extenstivo advertis-
ing ln Toxas and the North aro bring-
ing us cash buyers. List your land
with us and wp will sell it. A. B.
Davis Co. 3C Main Street Durant. W
INTEREST IN BETTER SEED TEST
Letters betng received by Stato Su-
perintendent Wilson indicate that
the interest being taken in tho seed
tests and tho Bird Day exercises Is
increasing. Railroad and bank offi-
ciais together with the represent-
tlves of the United Stato Department
of Agruculture are giving their sup-
port to the seed test movement. The
fhst report ot theso test was receiv-
ed Monday by Supt. Wilson at Okla-
homa City from Miss Mary L. Spanii
of Coweta Okla. The report shows:
that tyonty tests of corn and cotton
seed wero made. Flvo of the com
samples proved good and five med-
ium while ono ot tho cotton seed
samples proved good and nine med- -turn.
Ten farms wero represented
In the tests made by the fourteen
boys and ten girls who mado t he-
tests. The school has an enrollment
of sixty pupils.
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OUR LINE OF STAPLE
can ba relied upon as being always
pura and (resh. Housekeepers who-
know and appreciate good
Coffee Tea Sugar
and GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS
will be thoroughly satisfied wllh our
goMs after the first purchase.
Lowest Cosh Prices to be-
Found in Town
R. L. CRUDUP
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