Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 10, Ed. 1, Friday, March 6, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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THE DURANT WEJG.KLY NEWS
Durant' Weekly News
Official Paper of Bryah CountyS a
Published every Friday at lljUNi'
tv Third Avonuo Durant Oklahoma?
Entered as second clas mall.mal-
ter at tho postofflco at Durant Okr
lahorna under Act of Congress of
. March 3rd 1879.
K. M. EVANS Editor and Publisher.
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Six Months in advnnco 50
ADVERTISING RATES and circu-
lation statement -will bo furnished
prospective advertisers upon applica-
tion. Advertisements authorized with-
out specified number of In.iprtlnn
will bo printed each lssuo until or-1
dored discontinued by tho advertiser!-'
Tho publisher reserves tho rights
to reject any advertisement.
This paper Is authorized to an-
nounce tho candidacy of tho persons
whose namcB appear below for the of-
fices named subject to tho Democrat
1c primary August 8th .1914. v
' JOHN A. PEKjLIPS.
nF6n fcoUNTY JUDGE.
$ SAM H. KYLE.
FOIt COUNTY assessor: ''
' Allison Okla.
FOIt COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT
R. K. McINTOSH
FOK COUNTY WEIGHER.
BEN LEE (Re-election)
The editor of the Achllle Press
urges somo scheme whereby the min-
eral deposits of that community If
there are any tnay bo ' developed
without the profits accruing to any
ono man or set of men..'' Brother
Llndsoy forgets that It-takes both
money and nerve to develop any re-
eource and that the persons thus'en-
gaged take financial risks which are
often very great. It seems to us that
those whe are willing to risk their
money and efforts and take tho
chances at ''developing a resource'
...... .. ... ....
are entuiea to me proms it morn
'are any .for. they surely tako the
losses when the venture turns out
that way. The follow who sits by
with his money In his pocket while
'the others do tho developing Isn't
entitled to any of the winnings.
Tho editor of tho Keneflck Dis-
patch while being "Interviewed" by
si Times reportor In Oklahoma City
'is quoted as saying that Judge Rob-
ertson Is gaining ground over Judge
Williams asn gubernatorial candi-
date in Bryan county. The "Intor--view"
further said that the 'Kene-
flck editor was very familiar with
pslltlc.il conditions In this section.
Lest some outsiders may take these
"remarks seriously wo cannot refrain
"'from saying that the editor of tho
Dispatch Is a "newcomer in thesd
" parts" having removed to Keneflck
"from Texas a very short time ago.
The old politicians concede Robert-
son vone .suppor. in Bryan county.
the same being the editor of tho'Dls-
patch. ' )
-t . . . .
. A great many of tho newspapers
"fell for" Senator Gore's five col
umns of telegrams congratulating
him upon tho result of the Gore
..Bond suit for which each editor was
lwto Tocolva the boniflcent sum of $2
.This matter Is tho very .highest f lass
of political advertising and Mr. Gore
wade an excellent bargain svery tlm
a newspaper used it Five colurmn
of advertising is rugb!y flgrlng
about one hundred Incites and $2 for
tho lot Is just two cents an Inch just
about one tenth what .Hie matter 1s
actually worth Inserted In Uw avtr-
whs county sat newspaper. Is it
any wondor that the average news
pcar Is put down as "easy" by.tlxi
Btftte-wlde offloe ssekers?
Th Avinort "Statesman" Is tbo
latest Republican nwspapr In th
state to bopst for Al Jennings ''for
tio DsMocraHc oiuinatlo for gov
ernor. Republicans aw urging tk
nowkiaUtn Utls Mn by thaiDowv-
catic party wKh th knwjec
Mtat If tk a nm vrota nwninateil.
enowfigoacl Btyrrosra4 woul4 f It
Mm; Uakti at Ui rceral:elctlet
cleat tbo BoptVJcan nowilne for
fpvtrnoc. The pltm te a Tary olever
e no hkt but wo s&Jtfy
dombt tknt ay cons4deable nMtfcw
(of Democrats will be misled by any
Buch tactics. They are entirely too
crudo to bambozzlo an Intelligent
"Bryan county needs $200000 for
bridges" said a prominent citizen in
talking Mtlh county officers tho oth-
er day. "And $400000 for roads."
added another standing nearby. If
It were possible in this county to voto
road and bridge improvement bonds
tho peoplo who use tho 'roads I'v.is
built would save .ovej-y year mnuy
times the amount of 'Increased taa
tlon thus caused by virtue of .tho
Improved roads and bridges. A bog-
gy ?oad impnssablo in rainy weath-
er causes a greater loss to the poo
plo who lime to pass over it thnn it
would cost to niako of it .1 good road.
Tho possibility of Ex-Governor
Haskell breaking Into politics and
running for governor again appears
to have vanished. Tho last we hoard
of Mr. Haskell do was digging oil
wells and trading leases cleaning
up from ono to two thousand dollars
a. month so It is said. Who in tho
world would glvo up a bonanza like
that to bo governor of Oklahoma
oven though ho bad his election
Tho VInlta Leader devotes a col-
umn of space or so in an attempt to
prove to its readers that Qeuoral
Villa he famous Mexican genoral-
bandlt formerly lived in VInlta un-
der a dlfforont namo than that ho
nowuses. . Whenever a man sudden-
ly breaks Into world-wldo promin-
ence there are dozens of towns to
claim- him as a former citizen.
Local office seekers are very slow
In coming to tho front this year.
Many avowed candidates are holding
back their formal announcement to
"see what tho others are going to
do." This time In 1912 tbirty-ono
candidates had announced their can-
didacy for county office while up to
this time just six have openly avow-
ed their candidacy this year.
.A Now York banker in Mexico on
n bueiness mission after investiga-
tion; says that the Mexican govern-
ment Is hopelessly insolvent and that
the cragh Is apt to coiie almost any
day. He predicts thai when the
crash coirios It wllUiriean a dissolu-
tion of thp Mexican -.JtopubJIc so fur
as governmental jtif fairs aro -concerned.
A piww ?rnC'B ' m'wj .... '.
Arirfortt; Cnl.. Feb. 22.' 1914
Durant News; Durant Okla.
Gentlemen: Find P. O. O. for $1
to cover subscription. .. We have bad
about eight Inches of rain fall up to
Feb. 22nd. Tiie normal rainfall Is
flvo Inches so you see that prospects
are very flattering for a good fruit
. I am in tho San Joaquin valley
about thirty miles south of Fresno.
Land Is very high hero but brings
remarkable returns. Fruit is. most
extensively grown atlhough alfalfa
Is very profitable. Peach apricot
pruno and grape are the kind of
fruit grown. We havo been enjoy
ing real spring weather whllo the
east was In the grip of a blizzard. I
have heen living here a little over a
year llko It fairly well. I- own a
With' best regards I beg fo re
- " J. A. ALFORD.
OF BRYAN COUNTY.
'District' Ju'dge JesStf M. Hatchett.
District" Clerk W. A. Jones.
County' Judge J. L. Rappolee.
Clerk of County Court. Lacy
County Attorney Walter J. Turn-
Sheriff Lib Hart. -? '
Register of Deeds J. M. Mooro.
County Clerk Henry McCreary.
County Treasurer Geo.Harrison.
Siipt. Schools C. L. Neely.
Tax Assessor Ed. L. Spectra.
( unty Weigher Ben Lee.
outy Surveyor L. V.-Zstluson.
Stato Senators J. T Mflhtosh T.
F. Momlnger. ' " "
Representatives W. A Dttrant It.
Motlol Five Oliver Typewriter
slightly used an the latest attach-
ments. M-ust sell as sun overloaded
o& tpyewrRers and need tho cash.
E M. Evans.Agent Durant Okla. '
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The Cherokee Republican1 says
thnl Crazy Snake dowriv on his
Bolivian estato has Invited the
Jncksonlan Club to go ttioro and
dwell with him. Tho Republican la
the official organ of Crazy;Spako and
probably speaks by tho cat-il--rBok-chlto
Tho man who In a mask.and with
a gun pointing at a falrllamsel Is
pictured on tho latest postcard In
tho net of threatening .September
Morn" with tho command "Hands
up!" Is certainly no gdntfeman. -Pawhuska
Oklahoma City Is having rough
sledding In raising the eccssary
$53000 duo the Stato Capitol fund
before construction workcan bo
started on tho Stato House.A plan of
assessing business Institutions and
Individuals thoro accordfng to in-
comes has proven a failure. Ono
mercantile establishment -when as-1
sessed $G0 by a committed replied
that tho amount asked was'.'just $500
moro than would be paid. Atoka
Indian-Citizen. ' - i
"ion. R. L. vy.L.umS npjjears to be
tho most formablo candidate for
govornor that has yet appeared In the
race. Ho is probably thobest In-
formed and has broader .executive
ability than any of his oppononts
and his extensive acquaintance
throughout thostate makes it look
very mucii as tnougn no will receive
tho nomination. Ho is ho most fav- IlorHKli 0r Gov. Cruco to approve the
orablyspoken of candidatotln..thl3.borljs nnd Crtntrncts based upo-. lh
section of the- state andffhls- namo -o toxtbonk ndoptlon nullify J iy
appears moro of ten In the'Jst'ato pross I Ul0 gupryne court Tuesday In tho
than any of his opponents Wapan- ( cag0 of tho stnto Board of Education
ucka Press. - nga'nst W. H. Wheeler & Co." of fhl-
Tho acquittal of Senator Goro or
tho charge of Injuring thgtcharacter
of Mrs. MInie Bond appears to havo
blanketed tho Jncksonlanpemocrat
so effectually that It failed to issue
last week Vale! Idaboll Democrat-
Record. ..j-i: '
The Muskogeo Phoenix contains nn
Intcrvlow with Senntor Goro in which
ho Is credited with this: .""It wan
suggested that Cruco had declared
ho was only running' for vindication
and If any candidate would come out
tor my answer
sometning like that of Roscoo Conk-
Hng when he was asked to niako
speeches for Blaine then a candi-
date for the' presidency. 'I havo
abondoned crlmfnel practice' Is the
way Roscoo replied;"
There are somo who think It would
help Senator Gore a little If bo would
make the last sentence read "Iliavo
abondoned criminal practlio s"
Most people make a distinct dif-
ference In' their property arid Income
when trying to secure a loan and
when talking to the tax assessor and
Incomo tax officers. Why? Also
lots of fellows have heap better crop
prospects when applying for nloah or
extension than they have when they
are asked to pay up. Caddo Herald.
Republican calamity howlers1
would have us bellevo that thoro aro
millions unemployed in the nation
on account of recent Democratic leg-
islation. New York alone Was re-
puted by Republican spellbinders to
have 350000 unemployed yet when
the' blizzard struck that city and 'It
was necessary to open the streets
through the snOw.-only 13000 men
..o.hIadmInstJUonhalSJS.2.w'u.8.2e!0r?. l"e UP
. .r-'-iSsrs -r-i'r?'.rr'5:?Tnrovfed'nioi1ds worn flleU with
rim. wfl i. sum i ib aena- T
' .!"-f-'- . " T Hnrlntri tv tit atnf hni? h nnur
tn that must na """" "' .- .. .. .."..
There never was a thing so good
that it could not be improved. Times
are good now Everybody is pros-
pering; Because they use the FIN-
EST FLOURS made.
Accept no ather; Every sack guaranteed
Dtjrant Gram & ElivaUr C: Dilrwutrs
' v eratac- r v mw . yiwilii
could bo( found who wero without
' jobs and desired to tako up tho
work at a good wage Aftor it waB
found .that' this number was inade-
quate twko tho former wagos woVo
offered and yet no unemployed re-
sponded to tho call. Even blizzards
sometimes aro good arguments In
proving tho falso conclusions of
the Republican calamity howlers
these days. Pawnee Courlor-Dls-patch.
Alva McDonald tho leader of tho
Bull" Moose forces in Oklahoma has
Joined the church. Thnt moans tho
end or the Bull Mooso party for ho
can't stay In both. Arapaho Bee
O. .A. Smith editor of J. B. A.
Robertson's homo paper doesn't
seem to think much of him as a
candldato for govornor. From
Smith's figures Robertson will be
tho hind man in tho raco. He also
says Bob Williams will bo an easy
winner In this section. It begins to
look llko Williams will get moro
votes than all his oppononts coin-
bind Tho peoplo trust him be-
causo they havo found that ho Is
an honorable capable man. Poteau
A Texas editor Is authority for thJ
statemont that the Blblo contains
3.5GG.480 letters 773.47C words.
31173 verses 1189 chapters 'and
60 books. Now who in thunder told
tho aforesaid Texas editor? Madtlt
TEXT BOOK ADOPTION VOID.
Supreme Court Sustains Governor's
Action in Refusing to Approve
Bond of Boole Companies.
Oklahoma CItv. Okla.. March G.
i cago appealed from tho District
court of Oklahoma county and as
far as tho State courts may be in-
Yoked puts the 1012 textbook adop-
tion out of existence
TUaklng of tho 1912 adoptions cre-
nted tho controversy between Gov.
Cruco and the Board of Education in
July of that year resulting In the
Govornor removing threo members of
thp board and his. refusal to approve
tho contracts and bonds of' tho com-
panies to which tho removed mem-
bers made awards. When he declln-
of oducatlon was 'appointed by tho
Governor which advertised for new
bids. Thirteen months later while
Gov. Cruce was in Kansas City and
Lieut. Gov MdAlester was acting as
Governor tho latter anproved the
contracts and bonds.
Tho court did not pass upon a
number of issues presented in tho
case chief among them being the
general authority of the Lieutenant
Governor to act during tho absence
of tho Governor from tho stato and
tho power of th? Governor to remove
members of the Board of 'Education
In a prior case Involving the 1912
adoptions tho supreme court held
that as a requisite to making a con-
tract the board of education first had
to receive tho bonds ot tho bidder
duly npproved by tho -Governor.
Wheeler & Co. and other successful
bidders relying upon the approval
given by McAlester brought suit In
tho district court bf Oklahoma coun-
ty for a mandamus to compel tho
present board ot education to execute
contracts based upon tho 1912
awards contending that the condi-
tion precendent to the authority of
the board appealed to t"he supremo
Tho caso on appeal turned
The Unlvcnal Car
QheyJall 'sec it now
. Ford saw'years ago that? the light
v v strong- quality car aoJciV at' a low
price) best meets the ' demands of
the people. Now they're all follow-
ing where Henry Ford led.
Flvo hundred lolIr la the price ot'Uio Ford runabout)
the touring car Is five fifty; tho town car so-en ntty
.f o. b. Detroit complcto with equipment. Get cat-
.'" slog and particulars from
; .Clarence Dyer
upontho declination of Gov. Cruco
to approve tho bonds when first
presented and the attending circum-
stances of tho now board roadver-
tising.foi otlier bids. In .effect ac-
cording to tho court's vlov this
closed tho 1912 incident and tho
case was roversod with oredr to dls-
miss Justice Hayes agreed with
tho inclusions reached. "Justice
A tennis cluo ha3 beon or';auIted
at tho. Normal composed of about 20
teaclyrand students. A constitu-
tion and by-laws hr.yo been ailop'c.l
and many a plansant' hour and much
muscular development are expected.
A school tour:m:ient will be held
abouttonco a wok.
Tlowfollowlng students havo enter-
ed shool since last report: Miss Ro-
sallefHader Mr. Eddie Lee Battallo
Rlloy Carter Miss Calanthe Davis
Miss Myrtle WaUor Mr. Henry Ward
and Miss Lucllo Butler.
Tho students and faculty wero
pleased to see Dr. Murdaugh again
after an Illness of several days with
The spring tornt has opened up
with a much Increased enrollment
and the prospects are excellent for n
successful term'swprk. ;m f . w
J3oaoh Lajnj is beglnnlpg his track
work for' theintercolie'giA "events 'jg
and we . aro expecting to win somo
high honors at this meet With Ed-
die Battalle added to our alFeady
strong track team we expect great
things rrom "L.airus juuncn. tho
following youngsters aro expecting to
star In various events: Rudolph Hel-
backr'Grady Wann Claude Reeves
Howard' Jarrell Cooper Shuler Hol-
lls IJampton Oscar Palmer Eddie
Battalle William Durant Carl Maxey
Clarence Crudup Waller Johnson
and many others.
Much Interest is being manifested
in thp high school track meet to bo
heldihoro April 10th and 11th. Tho
secretary W. T. Dods6n is receiving
many letters .asking about tho moot
and niany high schools will have
largo delegations here. Director P.
E. Laird has added many new feat-
ures tp his last year's program ad
Lay Sonaethkg Aside
for that Rainy l&ay
'jHy IE MONIW pnwd now
- white yotrwjir$Mjfover
is Rood wml henf:iS?r:ep you
iti conifort in
rf v'A7VMi11 ai
tinp away a w
IriffifisJ: on Iagosits
Banjul marujg'mtnifttyVJon Jtr
- wKat" Henry
from what wo can hoar this la going
to bo a record breaking year not
only in the various ovents but In tho
number op schools and number ot
entries and also the interest and
enthusiasm. Mr. Lulrd certainly
knows how to make ono of these
moots attractive and overy ono goes
away feeling that ho got a square
deal as well as courteous treatment.
Aftor much bad weather Old Sol
has shown his face which looks good
-Rev. Carter of. Calera filled his re-
gular appointment hero Saturday and
Albnny Debating Society mot Fri-
day evening. A. nice program was
There were quite a number of
young peoplo from Bray community
attending church hero Sunday night.
Ed Lee Battallo left here th.is week
to enter Southeastern Normal Sshool.
W. J. Butler returned to his horn
In Texas Wednesday.
Mrs. Ella Crunk went to Dallas
last week -to undergo an operation
for appendicitis. Sho was accompan-
ied by her physician Dr. P. L. Cain
E. E. Polk and C. U. Hunt wero in
Durant last week-onbuslness.
Llttlo MIss.Hattle Porry.af Yuba
visiting her brother L. R. Perry
Qulto a number ot our citizens
have been caled t0-Durant to servo
a8 Jurymen for this term of court.
Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Tunks ban a
little daughter stopping with them
slhce the twenty-eighth.
Miss Mary Mitchell who attends-
Bchool at Durant Is visiting homo-
folks this week. .
Carl Sullivan's little girl Luclle.
has tbe typhoid fever.
Misses ABhby Sullivan and Edith.
Bradley spent Sunday evening at th
country home of Miss Mary Mitchell.
Crlt Colson and family of Blue
visited friends hero Sunday.
We like to talk photographs
and we mo best satisfied wlier
our customers nro best satis
fled. The onV kind of photo-
graphs we make are tho Rind
written aHpver them. Arrange
for a' sitting -
Family groups a specialty.
T. L. BAkWpta rr'p.
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