Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 49, Ed. 1, Friday, December 4, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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r PWDAY IHECESfllER 4 J!.
Durant Weekly News
Official I'nwr of Urjrtn County
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Published EVdry Friday nt 114 N
llilrd Avenue Durant' Oklahoma.
Entered as Second Class Mall Mat-
ter at tho Post Offlcn nt Durant
Oklahoma under Act of Congress of
Krch 3rd 1879. '
K M EVANS Editor and Publisher
ROAD BUILDING ' '
The road building specialists of
tfce United States Department of Ag
rlculture In Bulletin No. 13G enti-
tled "Highway Bonds" have tho fol-
lowing1 to say "about tho benefits of
a well constructcdMilghway to prop
erty ownera whose properly is not
Hrectly 'on tho road to bo Improved:
fhi'ln planulng the; highway syjtem.
r"the mnlu ifrarkei. rogda 3t win ba
found nccewa'fy to oml many roauit
fflie Improvement of which Is greatly
desired by the abiittltfg land ow"n-
rrs. The fact tlitjt aut property
Jbolders must pay a tRK for the bond
"Issuo 13 o;-ly mn apparent Injustloff
tf-li tho highway system Mm
planned tho entlro county wlJ fM
the benefits of (!e improvement; Art
'a rule a iuairi"nmrk0t road ronqlw
the majority of thj 'producing area
and when they aro Improved all land
Nvalusg tend to increase.' .'.
.yhe facthhat tho cities arid then
jjarger towns aro frequently taxcd.roc
' bjnds to build highways outside of.
'thcir own lhnlts is sometimes mado.'
a' point ot dobnto in bond olectlon?j
f'l Is argued that becauso a "largo
urt of tho county Wealth Is within
the corporate limits ot suoh towns'
Loose credit dealings mro its Dad
for the debtor ag for tho creditor
When one has to put down tho hard
catjh ho la7Hkely to bj mora conser
vative In his purchases than ho H
when It hi charged. Tho man whn U
careless with hl3 credit tmrchakei
which are encouraged by loose crfetl-
It management soonor or ihtor be-
comes slow ia pay If every merchant
Ih th6 city woro to adopt a spot cish
plan tho community would soon
adapt itself to the changed conditions
and wo would see some real prosper
- o and cities the highway bond money
tJ jsjionui also bo used to construct the
jfatreeU. It 1s oven argued that the
aho expenditure Bhould ho made" In
.proportion to tho assessed valuation
within tho city limits. If tho pro-
ceeds' of a hlgiiwly bond issue wore
'distributed In" this way their pur-
'imsoin many cases would "be defeated
Sloe' prime object of the county high
way bond issue is to build county
market roads and not to Improve tho
L city streets although ' a high per
centage of. 'the assessed valuation
way be city property. It is now
known that tho expenditure of city
taxes on country roads is a nound
principle and thai i3 one of the best
features of. State Aid for highways
la Massachusetts the city of Boston
l pays approximately lorty per cent
of the total state Highway Fund but
j-vJl0' ? m? ? pato nd S'jftwa has
'been built within its limits. Kew
York City also pays about Blxty per
cent of the cost of the State High-
way Bonds.' Some of the State laws
prohibit the expenditure of the pro-
' ceeds ot State Highway bonds with-
Ja the corporate limits of thn city
Tho Improvement of the market
roads results in the improved marVvt
conditions which benefit the dry.
Most of the cltlea are essentially de-
pendent upon the surrounding coun-
try for their prosperity and devsl-
opment. The de .onment ot tho
suburban property for residence pir
poses Is also dependent upon he
highway conditions and it la be-
coming evident yearly that whatever
ior 'ah" Increase in rural population
piHst be encouraged. Since tho Intro
duction of the motor traffic the coun-
trjyhlghways aroj used to an increas-
ed extent by the city traffic. In fact
-the cost of maintaining many of the
"country highways has 1)een greatly
increased by the presence of the city
owned motor vehicles. Tho general
advance In jthe facilities for doing a
country business from town head-
quarters when tho roads are improv-
ed Is no Inconsiderable factor In the
commercial life of the community.
TO tODIPY PIHMAUY THE LAW
The people are sloW In relinquish
ing any prlVUIgcs or agency or pow-
er Which cornea Into their hahds
consequently It wjll be extromely dlf
flcult to induce tho Oklahoma elector
ate to abrogate or even seriously lim-
it their present privileges under tho
compulsory primary provided by ho
constitution. Tho agencies at pres-
ent avallablo for sUqli a chango are
certainly not Sufficient. It can prob-
nbly occur only In'the event another
constitutional convention Is called.
General recognition of 'this fact
however is the only thing which
prevents strong attempts being marie
to set aside tho primary. Tho" pol-
iticians of both rTartles aro4horoiigh-
ly disgusted with It. Tho ItepubH-
Cans and Socialists havo mado ItCab-
solutely 6f no effect tho former by i tllnK s done In somo states): untesi
their reason of holding a co'nvoiulon ' wo nro misinformed. "Governor Wil
and by common ngroemen permit-1wn8' Dlnn ot abolishing useless Job'?
tlag only names pasjed upon bythojcomblnlnS somo departments 'Ind
ballot: . ;? Scfclall8tst by thelr1
internal proforential Tirimary stts
which acnoinpHjll-.es tlie saio jriali Thls'communlyjneeds many things
as that affected by the republican Und wo canont hopo to roallrfo th'om
ujtt wjthput hny ilfcr-party'-stf lfi In a day. One' need wliich seomf to
Tie roa'uft hq boi that tills yj h .mora' pressing (thap many" otrtOM
to Dompcrat alone havo uf rerl i tho need tor a modern hospltat
th'6 strain anaMtlssntiaeuoiuof abur-j local physician 'fiab -started tho pro-
Cgr. primary frofti hich both of thjfc ' ieet which while still only a dream.
pflir paftbv4 ir'nntl m the nfci nremisoa 'a fulfillment. The lhle
T"alk about taxes why can't tk3
state's business be conducted without
any advalorem tax levy permitting
thejfees from tho various offlcos and
departments to covor tho bills tho
Xontlon to' go upon tho prhlhxryi'rirnlrng othera is. a stop In tjho
lot: ' S(fclall8tst by Utflltfbwn ri.ht dlroctioU.
rtj needs pushiigivn w'lll not come tol
Tho triuth Is' that uuTjftre p -without an offort on our part
During tho progress of a case In
District Court wherein a tjian was
being tried ior his life persons in
tho 'audience so often gave vent to
their amusement at the minor bUs
of wit in the procedure that Judge
Hatchett found It necessary to clear
a part of the room of spectators to
preserve order. Persons who thus
'Ignore the dignity and solemnity of
the court are entitled to even less
conijldoratioa than a mere order to
lYHcatJL-A finoNor a few days inall
might serve ";to impress upon such
people tho error of their ways.
Thev exhortation t "Dq Youf
Christmas Shopping Early" Is eeoi)
'$' print as often In December as Js
"Swat tM Ply" i June. The suggps-
i tlm f 'a ipwl on though. Chrlsf-
n irs stQckaT' aro complete now but
wMl be p!cKe4 oer withln'ifa week or
imi. Thn tki th clerk's' life Js
ifcrt tra-h 4 beit in rush season'
nt pnnwry syswini Jn OMfiiiana
With the character of ppjlticia'nsanil
voters with wljjch 6kld1ioma ho to
loali tho sy8fm Is not successful. l
is iannenlely oxpontuvo. It results a
the selection' bf of floors Jjy a ritailjnla
jorlty of a party which is consequent
i) ami u. uiuqu nimuivr uunuruy of
the entire ejpcjtorato and rosultl in
the injection of an intenser feeling
and greater bittorness than any othor
political method that could be devls-
ed Add to this the fact that in "'-
lnhoma there aro few men of politl.l
records sufficient to acquaint any
considerable portion of tho popula-
tion with the real character ot ;ho
men for whom they are asked tovoto
and you mnke he direct selection of
party candidates a method that' doo3
not kork out in practlco as it is cx
pected to in jhepry.
Tho only modification that Is pos
sible without coristltutional amend
ment and an attempt to secure it
will undoubtedly bo made at thenext
session of' tho legislature probably
with success Is tho substitution .of
the preferential primary for thoproo-
ent single1 choice. There is the fur-
ther talk however though not ser-
iously considered that an attempt
wJH be made to initiate a constitution
al amendment Returning to tho con-
vention system. Harlow' Weekly.
Vr- GET ABOARD ." ":-
Buy a bale ot cotton. .
Give the ra!lroad3 a liftV
Let big business grow bigger and
help it grow.
Give the. bankers fair play and lea
what they will do for prosperity.
Help restore' tbe American flag to
the seas. Stop the foolish outcry
against the ship subsidy. 'i
"Let overybodycjprfand construc-
tive and oppose destructive legisla-
fnvlto the elder sU;tesmn wise and
experlencedr.ilM.ctip7 tho front seat
and. turn tho demagogues out.
Stop the' useless denunciation of
the cotton grain and stocjc ex-
changes. Keep our markets open
to business at all times. '-
Don't regulate everything to death. 1
Let there be a genuine "New 'Free-
dom" for our'c'aptalns of' industry
men of brains push and power.
Concede a living -wage 'for every
workman; a living price for over
crop and for every manufactured
commodity; a living xate for every
railroad and a living retiirri for. every
Investment with favors for none and
fair treatment for all. $
Let everybody get aboard the
Broad Guage Prosperity' agon
and turn on the gasj .N '
The merchant who advertises is
making a stronger bid for your pat-
hronage twin the one who doea not.
uuu no n i uio tun lurinor uo(;u ma
b'lggest business. The greater .a tlio
volume of business with a given fix-
ed expense the smaller 1s tbo ."or
pent of the Belling cost. Is ft not
reasonable that the adyertiser ".an
give the biggest values. Read the
advertisements. It will pay you"
Ignorance begeta crime. Statis-
tics show that it' costs more to "take
care of criminals" made so through
ignorance than it does to educate
the boy andT develop Tiim into a uso-
ful cltlzenr'Tor. goodness sake!' Let's
abolish" this talk' of cheapening our
school. Tho more school houses
and churchai wo build the moro
iichool teachers and Sunday" school
ieachertl we employ t bo 'ewpr
criminals the growing genoratipn
Will bring forth
Those '"dollar days" hold in ItliW
city havo been successful boyondiiin-
ucjnauon. Dozens of rnrchhntrt
have done a big" business and tjiou-
many unusually low prices offered.
The success attendliig theso enta
are tho mprlted results ofcgncejrod
effort and everybody is -be'netljW.
Mrs. Cera Lawsoo whom the 'Jury
decided must servo four yearS in
the penitentiary for killing her hus-
band Is the first woman ever'pn-
tenced to tho penitentiary from .Bry-
an county. Tho charge ngnlnstthls
defendant.' was murder. One othor
woman has been tried on a murder
charge li this county. ej
Thlg country as a wholo is about
a iirosperous as u nas ever neon.
Tho follow with monev is holding It
a little tighter .and tho fello with-
out It Is no wo?so offthan lero"re -all
we need is a llttle-optlmlsm.and
confidence backed up by a soason of
rigid econoni and thrift ' ' I
Tho farmer with wheat corn hogs
and cattle and cnickens is not hit
hard if the market doea go to the
bad ho can eat what he produces
If he cannot sell it. Wo cannot eat
our cotton and we can't sell It ex-
cept at a great loss
Hundreds of Bryan bounty farm-
ers have announced their intention
of farming in 1915 without raising
cotton A general movement In this
direction through the south wilt un-
doubtedly improve tlie conditions oe-
fore many seasons
Natural Gas foV Durant. '
According to 0 K Nanny an oh
man oporatlng near Kingston it h
not unlikely that Natural Gas may b.
WPed Into this clty in a Short time
for the .uso ot tho public as fuoj
.Mr. Nanny is tho headof the Smtlh-
Coloman Oil Company which own3
Boveral producing oil and gas wail
ahd two of their gas wolls according
to Mr. Nanny havo a combined out-
put of about 30 million feet dally.
Tho general p)an is for a pipe
lino to bo laid from which gas would
be supplied to Madlll Durant Hugo
and Intermediate nafnta. '
'So faras Mr Nanny intimated; ho
further concessions "would be expect
ed .from Durant aaVe that of tiTguar
anteo of sufficient patrdnajto to at
least mak'o the proposition self sus
If in the market for a Typewriter
see E. M. Evans.
A. TV. WiW.nWlIo'imt ' '
The report galnoti ground iiera.
ths week that A. N. Wilson of 4hl'i
city former U. S. Marshall aniline
of tho oldest rosldents of tho Indian
Terrltoryt would 'receive the iPPOlnt-H
mont as the l(epubllcan member of
tli'S.Jatp Board ot Affairs! Govern
Elect Williams has nlready namid
tho two donlooratle members of tb
Boar'd.. Insofar as tbo Board ofVf-
falrs is purchasing agant for all'hoH
aiuius supjiaos ana is tiKoiy to o
further loaded with tho task!' or
building tho capitol building thojo-
sltiong aro very responsibly ones
reqiro a lot or business exporlon
landjlhslght. . " - ' ' i
I .1.'! " " ''
GltincrTiiviJr lt.KliictI6"n. .
; ToUrtjicrlhe movcingnt to seeing
ajredu-.tlda n Jho 6'qttqn" acreaggor
noic Vearbwhersot- "27 -thousand
cqttonslnp in the' Southern slates'
will bn asked to pledge themselves
not to1 gin In 1016 more thfin jld'f
the amount of cotton handled this
year. Details of tho plan which' will
be submlttcd'to the Rational Conven
tlon of tho Glnnors' Association to
bq held In Memphis Tennessee on
January 1 and 2 Uavoboen annriunc-
As proposed the pledge would re-
quIro""tiie payment of flO-Va char-
ltabjq "organization fbr every .halo
ginned in excess of tho stipulated
amotfnt. To partially offset tholos3
In rovenue a slight Increase In' f.ha
ginning price 1$ proposed'. I
Footo Moves to Sherman
Ex-Mayor J T. Footo and family
have this week removed to Sherman'
Texas where they will live in the
future. Mr. Foote ig to be with the
Texas Nursery Company'of that placo
after the first of Januaiy until which
time hev will activelymanage the
Durant Nursery Company whih po-
sition he has filled for many years
.Heavy rrobato BuslfAiSg.
The county court report an unusu
ally heavy probate business recently
a large part of the buslnes3 being
the approval of fullblood deeds. The
recent) rules put into practice as to
operation of the county court fix cer
tain days for tho hearing of probate
business which days are the second
and fourth Wednesdays after the
First Monday in each month. All
probate matters are made returnable
on these days.
IN'otlilng is moni Rir-oftrlrtle as a
Christina gift for your lfc mother
sister! tJiwighter thiHi some ucful
SIcle of IIoMsvhOkl KHmHwrO. Tlio
onse l'Mi'jilshIis rcpesiit mdro
vltw ana Sko-fco fnr ike money than
wot wiy oHie jimo of mrchHdKe.
Oiir "stock Ftotmbly tHe bs Reject
elfH SoHestcm OklrtHoMw Js com
plcto wxl bilm full ot beautiful fur-
hHhiv prked right. .Allow hs to
pwggest the oltowiiHt" 9 suitabio
McDOUGAliti KITCHEN CABINET
VUMKD OAK DIXIXO KKT8
- AtiTj LEATHER DAVI'PORTS
ALL HEATHER ROCKERS
AXMINSTEi: ART SQUARES
MVARDROBE "COMPLETE '
. . v UAIILOR TABLE ' ' " .
DltlSrXG TABLE XXD GHAIR"
the home. Wdicir3hV'$lnflqs'"'
FUMED OAK OR
Durant Furnijure Comp'y
aRD AND MAIN. G. Y. Holmes Manager DURANT OKDA.
117 North Third Ave.
Everything modern anil upto-now. -
We solicit your pitronafe. Always look for label da
A SUIT FOR CHRISTMAS
FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YO V U HUSBAND OR
FATHER OR BROTHER WHAT WOULD BE MORE AFl'RO
PRIATE THAN AN TJP TO DATE MADE TO ORDER SUIT OF
CLOTiES. WE REPRESENT OXE OF THE BEST CUSTOM
TAILOR HOUSES IN THE COUNTRY" AND OUR SUIT PA-
TRONS ALWAYS COMT3 BAgiC.
Time is Money:
sayeboth byusing 5
Texa Traction Cenpany '
ft y r3"- '''
between y j
and intermediate points
Direct' Interurban connection at Dallas (or Waxahacble Illllthoro Waco
nnla Coralcana Fu Wortb Cleburne and Intermediate points
For further Information 'ask our ticket agent or wilte
N. C. CALVERT D. P.. A.. D.nl.or
JAS. P. GRIFFIN. C. P. A. Dallas
Your Christmas Dinner
Best Begirt no)v to prepajo for your Christmas dlnnciv Wo
Carry everJ'thlnR in stock that Is needed to prepare the most elab-
orate dinner and our prlces will ho found to Iks right. Let us as
slst j on to make up our Christina Dinner Menu.
Dressed Turkey's Chickens and Hens Celery
Lettuce Cranberries Fresh Tomatoes Sweet Pepper
Calif lour Olives atuffed plain and ripe
Heinz pickles sweet' dill sour and spiced
Heinz mince meat Heinz plum pudding
Loose Wiles pound eake and fruit cake Frjbsh fruks
of all kinds; apples' oranges grape fruit '3
tangareens grapes ' ' and binnas
Also a full line of high grade candies and nuts
CROWN GROCERY CO.
' - :: AND j ; ; -
W. E. ENGLAND & SON
! (1 &t
Soon' Be '. Christmas
It is only fifteen days till Christmas that I
is hrteen business days m which to make
preparation For the greatest of all holidays.
Present conditions demand that the habit
of giving useless foibles as gifts be abandon-
ed and that articles kof general use be sub-
stituted ' v " " . x
Nothing is more appropriate as agij thah'somethirjg
to wear. Our up-to-date stock f Dry goods Shoes 'and
Ladies Ready to Wear offer many gift sugg estens and
all priced within easy reack of your purse. Let us help
yow select the gifts. We are still saving you nWey" oh
all kinds of Dry Good.s.
Main St.:-: LADIES QUALITY STORE xDunfot Ok.
B Third ailment of "The Matter Ktf ap
pears this week on rages 6 and 7.
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