Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 11, Ed. 1, Friday, March 13, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL ncWSFAPER OF THE COUNTY OF BRYAN
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BOUCHARD GETS DAMA&&
ShwI Katy for $g006 for Personal
Injuries and Gets Verdict for $750
Hurt Wnllo Working at Calera.
Tho caso of B. Bouchard against
tho M. K. & T. Ily. Co. for damage!
in the sum of $2000 for personal
Injuries came up- in district courf
this week tiad resulted in a verdict
in tho sum of $750 for tho plaintiff.
Tho plaintiff alleges that ho WAS
employed by the Katy as section
hand and was forking at Calera.
Ho was 1b' tho act of putting a hand
car n a shed when his foot slipped
so ho says and ho was thrown back--ward
with great force striking hla"
back on an iron Jack" causing In-
juries that will permanently disable
him to a certain extent.
Court has been busy all this woek
on minor civil cases and will prob
ably be busy with the civil sotting
until the end of next woek.
NEW GRADER AT WORK.
IRoad WorklsK Machinery Recently
.. .Purchased Given Thorough Try-
Out on Highway Tuesday After-
noon In company with a number of clt-
tuna mil m rvnn.vi tua jAni.H.
strator President 0 O. Johnson of bozzloittcnt" said Mr. Bryan J'Wl
tho Oklahoma Texas and Gulf High-1 hen you get misrepresentation
way association Tuosday aftornoon yur lc0 holder can laguh at you
went out on tho highway south of!'wlllo ll0 lfJ drawing a salary" and
the city and gave a demonstration
of tho work of tho new grader
which was purchased a short time
Tho grader began' work just south
Xf W. A. Durant's house and was
'pulled by tho gasoline engine be-
longing to Wm. Bondlcs. It work-
fid nicely and did all that was re-
quired of it and tho demonstration
was entirely satisfactory. This mac-
hine was purchased from the J. D.
Adams Co. and was sold at cost.
Tho drag which waB also brought
has not yot boon receivod.
Prosldent Johnson states that as
Boon as the drag is received and
tho weather moderates work will bo-
gin in dead earnest on tho highway
through Bryan county and that thero
rill Vin. Infttn tVUt iVte vnail l
Tfii ud uu 10kUil uulu
put ln. the best possible condition.
STATE TO MINE ITS' OWN COAIi.
Tho Attorney General's Depart -
ment wll proceed to condemn tho
coal deposits underlying the big peh -
ltentiary farm atMcAlestor with the
jnionuou qi mium ui "
supplylng Sta.te institutions p.'h
work. wll be done by inmates of
tho prison. Figures gathered by
tho board show that tho State is pay-
ing an. average of $2.70 per ton for
coat and that by tho Stato doing
tho mining tho cost may be reduced
below $1 jer Jtpn
river''bed' question settled.
A decision of the Supremo qourt
ueilvereq 'luesoay. seiueu inucu ui
tho rlver-bod controversy whon it
was. held that the Arkansas River is
nav'igablo in lawj ' that tho Stato is
owner 'of the river bod and that
the rights of riparian owner ceases
at high-water mark
tho limits of a stream when; It over-
flows. ; V' '
has a 'Wcunicavvraeaning in Mr.
.marking hijfrlHa 'oa tho years '
bank audi does n indicato small
And they are now on display in our newly added Music Room.
Come aad linger in this favored department as long as you like
and hear our newest and latest records by the best talsnted
sogers in the woVld. You will get full measure of service and
satisfaction from a Columbia Grafonola. Call on us today or
any day a demonstration is convincing.
Call Write or Phone
ATES POSTAL BALLOT.
fi Bryan Vtpm fCMahtithment
ow Zealand Plan to Allow
Peoplo to Cast Votes by Mall.
Socrotary William J. Bryan spoak-
lng at -AnnapollB Md Tuesday bo-
foro"tho Maryland Legislature) de-
clared ho hoped that not on!j wouli
tho United States borrow the 'initia-
tive and referendum as It had bor-
rowed tho Australian ballot but that
in time It would adopt tho postal
vote. An initiative and referendum
bllt is ponding before the Maryfand
The postal voto of Now Zealand
allowB a citizen though awayffrom
home to cast his votd'on'an Election
and have It counted. ' '
Secretary Bryan aald ho believed
there is more virtuo In tho 'peoplo
than over finds expression in "their
representatives. A ' representative
should n6t violate his conscience
either in public of private matters
and whon ho feels that ho can not
do what his constituents conserva-
tively want him to do he should re-
turn his commission ho said?
l believe tho crime of mlSrtpro-
sentation Is creator than nrlvato'em-
"You need not he afraid to
charfge your opinion on the Question
of Initiative and reforendumj" tho
secretary1 concluded. "President
Wilson changed his opinion 'and was
not asiiamed. He said he had "been
teaching tho students at Princeton
that the initiative and referendum
was wrong ubt when ho found bo
was wrong ho was not ashamed to
A POLITICAL- TRIOR. fK '
A bitter fight is brewing for tho
nomination for Stato superintendent
i of schools in which confusion .of
the votors is an element that ihas
been entered by the announcement
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lohnma a r Ofinrilrlntn fnv Diinnrln.
.. anlnnf .anfini.nnnan
of that place R. H. Wilson of Chfck-
asha. For weeks it has been ru-
'mored that certain people desirous
of dofentlng stato superintendent
on WQUld entor ft candldat0 0
(tll0 8amo nam0 ln tho hopo ttat tno
Voters woulfl hw6m Qonfused and
feplu tho Yoto botweon the two WU-
sons to such and extent that tho
third candidate would Tecelvo tho
majority. Both Wilsons are now In
tho running. This samo trick waq
resorted to In tho last Congressional
campaign when two men of the sama
namo wore placed on tho ticket. Tha
friends of Superintendent Wilson
will inaugurate a campaign to cd-
ucote the voters on final determin
ation of identities by initials. In-
dan cltlzonr Atoka
BI8HOP A CANDIDATE.
The announcement column of thin
paper this week carries the name qf
R. A. Bishop of Durant whp wilt
bo a candidate for County Weigher.
Bishop was a candidate two
ago' and was defeated by! a
majority. An extended -
nouncoraontof hia candidacy will ap;
(pear in ajatjsrjssuo of this panor.
WILLIAMS WILL LAUNCH
CAMPAIGN HERE SATURDAY
"Oklahoma's Next Governor''b'make First
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innis nome lown
Judge R. L. Williams will make
his first formal announcement of hla'
candidacy for governor of Oklahoma
ln Durant hla homo town on SatUr-
ccy or thla wook Mar.'j 14lh at
which time it is exppu.."l ttiat hun-
dreds of tho Judge's frliinls ' f rom
cxery focjon of tho county vlll hdj
present to hear tho iddres3 anit
enroll as mombors of the Bryan
County Bob Williams for Governor
Club which will bo organized that1 The old polltlcans the old war-
day (horses of the party whether they bo
"Tho Homp Folks" as Judge Wll- east slders west siders north enders
Hams is wont to call his peoplo of or south enders are almost agroed
Durant and Bryan County will
doubtloss glvo tho Judgo a rousing
reception. In all Bryan County
there Is absolutely no opposition to
Judge William's candidacy that can
bo found and it is tho deslro of tho
coUrity party leaders to givo fata a
unamious support that will bo 'un-
surpassed f 6r slsjd 'ancl' enfh'uslam' ln
tho histbry of political events In
Reports from ovorr ' section ' of
Southeastern Oklahoma' Including
in ' h i i t
SUSIE OASVELL WINS CASE
Gets $l50O iTnaSncnt ilfealnstk J.
uuu juuia juarKJoy xor n Malicious
Prosecution. Sued tor $3000.
In district court this week tha
ease.jof Jusio Caswell against E. J.
and' Lla JIarkley in which tho
mtntlff asked damagos in tho sum
orsptfoo for malicious prosecution
cawejupiand was tried with tho re-
sult that the jury returned a verdict
in the. sum f 1 500-for tho plain-
tiff. Defendant's attorneys gave
notice of appeal.
IJlalntjff'alleged that last fall de-
fendant caUsed her arrest on a
chargo of potlt larcony and that tho
case was thrown out of court as It
was soen that' thero was nothing to
it She alipgos that when she mov-
ed into a house a coat of Markloy'a
was left thero and she kept posses-
sion or tho coat untU Markjey should
pay her a debt for washing sho had
dpne for him so sho alleges. Her
arrest followed ond her release and
then her suit against Markloy.
Tho Bame woman has sued Sher-
iff Lib Hart'for ?Ba00 Tor false Imprisonment-
in ?the samo case and
this was. to htfvfl como up this woek
hut was t stricken from tho docket
and will fnot bo trlod this term of
FRIDAY MARCH IS 101 1.
J m ma9
tfa counties' jof' Atoka ' Marshall
Choctaw McCurtaln Pushmataha
Johnston Pontotoc Lovo and yar-
ious othors Indicate that the Judgo
will sweep (Southeastern and East
Central Oklahoma as clean as a
whistle) and' hundreds of communi-
cations from ''Western Oklahoma
givo tho Information that his candi
dacy Is receiving the most favor-
. able support on tho west side
that tho man who beats Williams
will bo Governor and the backing
that tho Judgo is getting1 from
county leaders ovorywhere is the
blggesttovor heard of in Oklahoma
this early in a gubernatorial cam-
paign. v' '
Durant r.nd Bryan County wants
i oV Will) Mil s to bo governor of Ok-
lahoma Ms help start tho thing
a'ong by our presence at tlio big
TT. .S. TROOPS TO BORDER.
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Additional Guards at Eaglo Pass and
Laredo' When Citizens Fear Raids
by Mexican Bandits 18000 Sol
dlers'ftow on Moxian Border.
Tho dispatch of two additional
regiments of American .Infantry to
Eagle Pass and Laredo Texas Wed-
nesday fears of Mexican raids" and
tho appearance in Washington of
General Fellx Dlaj andfrjonds lljh
a new pian to soive tno Mexican
problem wore tho chief develop-
ments in 'the Mexican situation.
The troops the nlnth"and seven-
teenth regiments wqre. prderpd to
tho bordq'r at tho request of Senator
Sheppard and Representative Garner
The lattor told .the president there
yraa a good deal of cash in. border
batiks and Americans wantdd to be
protected ngainst any sudden raid or
invasion. Mr. Garner also said much
Stock had disappeared recently and
residents bolloved Moxlcnns wore re-
sponsible.; Tho request for addltlon-
altroops was made Monday; was dls
cjused autho cabfnqt meetingand
decided-ton late. Wednesday by tha
prosldent who communicated his In-
structions to the' soeretary of war
General Diaz and his frlonds her
(Continued ou Pago Four.)
JklWl UOU WILTjIAMS CLVU.J
llli Hunch of Wllllaiiis for 'Govern-
or Men Jjctt llciv on Special ' C'nr
for Oklnlinmn. Citv rm Ii'Iv.m. ll'nil.
ncsday Aftcrnopn. J ' . f
rAt tho News cOes to b'ress .this
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Hiiuiiiuuu vinursuay; a oiaie-wiuo
meeting oftfrlonds and followorsof
Judgo R. Jj. '-Williams Is being hold
ln the banquet of the Leo Huckens
Hotel whoro doflnlte plans are bq-
tng formulated for tho stato-wldo
campaign on bohalf of Judgo Wll-j
Hams'' candidacy for feovornor to be
Inaugurated vory ho6n; Every 6oun-
ty and every bounty seat ln tho stati
Is represented at tho meeting by
Williams boosters It is roported.
Local Williams boosters got busy
early thla week and got the bunch
together in a special caf about 150
strong which loft hero dver the Katy
at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon
each man wearing a largo badge
with tho inscription "Bob Williams
HART SEEKS RE-ELECTION.
Tho announcement column of this
papor this week carries the namo of
Sheriff Lib Hart who is seeking re-
olectlon at tho hands of the Domn-
sratio votors on next August 4th.
A moro extended announcement of
his candidacy will appear in a sub
sequent issuo of this paper.
ASYLUM INMATES MURDERED.
Knto Barnard Charges That Attendant-)
at Ft. Supply Asylum Stamp-
nnd Beat Tno Patients to Death.
Frank Pomeroy an Jnmato of tho
Fort Supply Afcylum for tho Insane
was dragged from his room by threo
attendants and one patient on tho
night of Friday January 16 and
stamped and beaten to death and
Wade H. Badgett another lnmato of
the same Institution met a Hk.e fate
at tho hands of two attendants last
August according to stratllng testi-
mony given before Kate Barnard
commissioner of charities and cor
rectlons ln tho recent investigation
conducted by her into the cause or
the death of the two men.
The testimony has been turnod
over to Governor Cruco by Miss Bar-
nard with tho request that he tako
Five men aro under arrest ac-
cording to Miss Barnard charged
With murdering Pomeroy and Bad
gett They are Bert Alphtno C. O.
Pollard and Silas Butler former at-
tendants who aro charged with the
killing of Pomeroy and Horace
Ronrk and Jim Shelton also formo;
attendants who aro charged with
tho murder of Badgott.
Tho Information which led to the
arrest of Pollard Butloi and Al-
phlne on tho charge of murdering
Pomeroy and the subsequent inves
tigation by Miss Barnard was given
tho county attorney of Woodward
bounty by Leo Hills a bricklayer
who was employed at the asylum on
tlie night Pomeroy Is alleged to have
been bfenten and stamped by tho at
tendants. Ho occupied a room in
th6' samo ward whoro tho alleged
boating took place."
Tho men chaVged with tho ntUr-
der had been dismissed as attend-
ants and Pomeroy's body had been
taken to the homo of his father In
(Continued on Pago Four.)
Soft Winter Wheat FLOUR
Corn'.IJearaiid Corn" Chops made
from RE-CLEANED CORN. Every
jg"ww pwjuLra Mmranaaxflj crsca-nats
H 'njr t Crr f Flavator Co. Distributors
r f .
Inspector Will loTiHorMFrMay or
vSnttv to Select Site- for 'u-
rant's New $80000 Federal Bnttd-
Aftqr a. long spell of waitings It
rseo'mB' that Iho selection of aJstts
forsthe nowFoderal bulldlstebft
erectedTn this city at a edsfii'orf 80
ouu win oe mauo soon as Postmas--ter
Early has a letter saying 'that:
Inspector Fleming will be hero olth-
er .Friday or Saturday to select that
site. Several locatioaq were bid ia
for the site; among which was tha
lot opposite tho present postotflce.
the present Baptist church property
and tho lot at Fifth and Main street
owned by Glbsou
Inspector Fleming's lottor is as
Postmaster Durant Okla. Dear
Sir: I will bo in Durant Friday or
Saturday for tho purposo of inspect-"
lng tho sites offered fOr tho post-
offido building. Please advlso your
papers nnd all parties Interested and
post this lettor.
J. II. FLEMING
Treasury Site Agent
JUSTICE WILLIAMS RETIRES.
Justice R.' L. WRliams retired
from tho supromo bench Tuesday by
resignation filed with Govornor
Cruco somo weeks ago. He Is mak-
ing tho race for Bovornor in tho
Democratic primary election to bo
held in August. Prior to statehood
Judgo Williams was Democratic Nat-
ional committeeman from tho Indian
Territory and ln tha delogato elec-
tion was elected to tho constitution-
al convention from the Durant dls-
ho was elected to tho Supremo bench
whero ho had continuous service un-
til he resigned. Judgo Wllllama
was tho court's first chief Justice.
Placards bearing a warning 'in-
scription that "Tuberculosis exists
on theso premises" have been distri-
buted to tho field men of the United
States Indian Agency at Muskogee
with fhu Instructions that tho plac-
ards aro to be placed upon tno
homes of all Indlanswhero a mem-
ber of the family has tuberculosis
and whero the family ln quentlon
refuses through obstinacy to tako
proper precautions to safeguard tho
RUSSELL TO SUPREME COURT.
Judgo Stlllwell II. Russell 'of Ard-
moro accepted the commission ten-
dered him as Associate Justice of the
Supremo Court succeeding Judgo It.
Judgo Russell has been on tho
district bench In Carter and Lova
counties since statehood. He will
tako tho oath of office either Satur-
day or Monday. A. Eddloman of
Marietta was appointed to tho dis-
trict bench to succeed Judge Rus-
Boll and ho will assume his duties
when Judge Russell vacates.
ARDMORE SEEKS LOWER RATES
Oklahoma City Ok. March 12.
Tho corporation commission heard
ovldenco in tho application from
Ardmore for a lowering of tho tol-
ephono rate at that point. Tho caso
was resisted by tho Pionoor Com
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