Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 16, Ed. 1, Friday, April 21, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL PAPER OF BRYAN COUNTY
DURANT OKLAHOMA FRIDAY APRIL 2i 1010.
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Hard Fight Being Mndo Hero Caul
Congressman Carter to Delay
tor Ponding Investigation In
Uio Moantlmo Early Holds On.
Tho fight for the Durant post of-
fice has gotten so warm that Con-
gressman Carter who has most to
do with the making of the appoint-
ment has decided to nominate no one
until ho can investigate the -field
and tho feelings of tho patrons more
carefully and tho applicants havo all
hoen so advised.
Tho applicants for "the office are"
J. IT. Downing Jim Yarbrough Dial
Currln- and Sam Swlnnoy. Messrs.
Downing and Currln havo been keep-
ing pretty quiet and doing what work
they havo dono in their own way.
Tho principal fight seems to be be-
tween MesBrs. Yarbrough and Swln-
ney each of whom seems to havo a
strong line-up of endorsoments and
one of whom has a petition bearing
tho signatures of a lot of the pcopta
of the city.
Whilo ho htiB not so advised it is
believed that Mr. Carter will make a
qulot visit to Durant to look the field
over and endeavor to ascertain just
who tho poople really went.
The commission of C. W. Early
tho present postmaster will expire
the 30th of this'-month we are told
but ho will keep on holding the job
until a successor has been appointed
and has qualified.
measure responsible for the Increas-
ed interest being taken in good poul-
try and the high prices thoy ar6 now
commanding is also coming in for its
sharo of attention and causing many
farmers to look upon tho raising of
ftickons as something moro than a
Lphnan's Job." Just as surely as
r pays to railo good stock of .any
fklnd Is tho truth of the assertion that
it pays to raise good fowls. It cost
no moro to raise one than the othor
after ono gets his Btart; they are a
whole lot bettor to eat and in most
cased lay better than tho common
mongrels. Then too thcro is vastly
moro satisfaction in raising a thor-
oughbred 6f any specios of llvostock.
Wo tako more pride in them and as
a consequence take hotter care of
them and if there Is any good qual-
ity in their makeup wo are pretty apt
to bring it out.
TRUSTEES MEETING AT COLLEGE
Tho Board of Trustees of the Okla-
homa Presbyterian College for Girls
held its annual meeting here Tuog-
day. The work expressed elation at
tho work accomplished on tho new
dormitory fund matter and a com-
mittee was appointed to complete ar-
rangements for the building. An-
other committee was appolntod to
select tho faculty for tho coming
year. A -resolution was passed on
the death 6f Rov. W. J. B. Lloyd
who died at Bennington last Satur-
day. After thei meeting Mrs. W. B.
Morrison servedaupper to the mem-
bers of the Board their wjves and
tho faculty. The members of the
Board In attendance were: Dr. S.
L. Morris of Atlanta; A Nx Jjecrafi
Rov S. J. McMurray ot Caddo; .& J
Ralston of Cauey A. H. Ferguson of
Durant and A. C. Rlsnor O. R. Nich-
olson. Board officers selected for
tho ensuing yeaijwere: A. H. Fer-
guson President -A. C. RIsner Vice
President; A. Nl'jLeecraft Secretary;
O. R. Nicholson Treasurer.
$750000 piL-. DEAL CLOSED
W. T. Connelly and C. N. Haskell
closed a deal this week at Ardmore
for the purchase of tho Ardworth
Oil Company the price paid being
$750000. The property consists of
120 acres in fee. It has 24 wells
with a settled production of a little
more than 1600 barels per day.
Mr. Haskell was formerly Governor
of tho State and Mr. Connolly re-
Bides In Tulsa and is an old Ohio oil
operator. The Ardworjth company is
said to have paid .$141000 for tho
property and it has mare than paid
itself out in sales of oil. B. A. Simp-
son and P. C. Dings both of Ard-
more are president and secretary
xespectlvely of the Ardworth Company.
KICKING ABOUT STREET LIGHTS
There are many poople kicking
about Durant's street lighting ser-
vice and one or two of the most ve-
hement of those who kick say that
the lights never burn at all on dark
nights and that thoy usually do well
when the moon is full. The city lias
a contract with the local light com-
pany on this matter. The exact sta-
tus of the contract wo do not know
just at this time but as soon as ft is
-possible this .paper will attempt to
tell Its readers just ''whoso fault it Is
that the streets are dark on dark
AGITATION FOR "GREAT WHITE
WAY" FOR" DURANT
Agitation for a Great White Way
for this city Is on the Increase and
many business folk are Interesting
themselves in such a project. Tho
most talked of plan is to have three
ornamental standards on each side
of the street in each block ..with
threo lamps to -the standard in the
middle and five at tho corners. The
25 Club Is now getting data on the
cost of installing and oporatlng such
a system of lights and will possibly
attempt to handle tho matter.
URGING THRIFT IN THE PUBLIC
SCHOOLS OF THE STATE
Stato Superintendent Wilson is at
work compiling reports made by the
city and county superintendents on
the work that has been accomplish-
ed during the last year in tho effort
to inculcate theories of thrift In the
public schools. Teachers havo been
asked to send to him reports of the
work that has been accomplished
and to outline the methods that
seem to have shown best results.
When the .reports shall be all made
It Is tho Intention st the StiCte Super-
intendent to have a bulletin publish-
ed giving the experiences of tho pub-
lic schools In tho thrift propaganda.
BREAK WITH GERMANY IMMINENT
4 PRESIDENTS MESSAGE CAULS FOR (IMMEDIATE $
CESSATION OF SUBMARINE ATTACKS ON PABSEN- 5
GER AND MERCHANT FSSELS BY GERMANY. 3
. $' - ?
S3S$SS!i'S4?3 $ 433( $8$$S3$3$
President WllBon's long expected
final warning to Germany has comei
Tho President's message is Couched;
in no uncertain terms and warns thd
Gorman Government that unless suh
marine warfare on passenger and
merchant ships is abandoned that la
breach of diplomatic rotations must
at onco follow. Tho message Is nd
more or less than an ultimatum to
Germany and Congress in joint ses-
sion Wednesday to hear tho message
read before It was transmitted al-
most unanimously approved the Pres-
ident course. Tho note leaves no
room for a double Interpretation or
for any misunderstanding. Count
von Bornstorff German Ambassador
to the United States immediately
got In communication with Berlin
an advised that the United States is
in dead earnest nnd that something
must be done and done quickly.
Following are a few excerpts
from the message which cannot pos-
sibly be misunderstood:
"Tho government of the United
States has been very patient. It
now owes it to ju3t regard for Its
own rights to say to the Imperial
dqvernmentthat the time has come-."
"tf it la still the purposo of tho
Imperial. Government to prosecute
relentless and lndlscrlmlnato warfare
against vessels of commerce by- the
uso of submarines without regard to
what tho Government of tho United
Statos must consider the sacred and
Indisputable rules of International
ihw and tho universally recognized
.dictates of humanity the Government
Of the United States 1b at last forced
to the conclusion that there Is but
one course It can pursue.
"Unless the Imperial Government
should now Immediately declaro and
effect an abandonment of its present
methods of submarine warfare
against passenger and freight carry-
ing Vessels the Government of tho
United Statos can have no choice left
but to sever diplomatic relations with
thd German Empire altogether. This
action the Government of the United
States contemplates with the great-
est reluctance but feels constrained
to take in behalf of humanity and
tho rights of neutral nations."
Evidence carefully gathered shows
beyond reasonable doubt that the
Sussex was torpedoed In spite of tho
German declarations that it hod
struck a mine. Reports coming from
Paris yesterday say that the German
Emperor uas decorated tho com
mander of the submarine that at
tacked tho Sussex.
In tho minds of the President and
Congress thero Is only one thing on
earth that will prevent a break in
diplomatic relations between the two
governments and that is Germany's
immediate cessation ot all submarine
warfare except of course as applied
In actual operations against tho ac-
tlvo war vessels of their combatants.
Should tho Germans fall or refuse
tho break will come. However this
does not necessarily mean war; but
in every Case in history except one
whore there has been a breakln the
diplomatic relations war hasfollow-
ed. Diplomatic relations between
Germany and Italy were broken onco
without war being tho result.
The situation in Washington is a
tenso one. Senators and Congress-
men as well as other officials aro
ready for anything and the 'attitude
has given Impetus to the army and
navy bill being consndered. The Ger-
man Ambassador endeavored to von-
fer with Secretary Lansing Wednes-
day supposedly to ascertain what the
United States was to do but he was
Judge and Mrs. A. H. Ferguson
left Thursday for Arkansas whero
they will spend ten days or two weeks
visiting relatives of Mrs. Ferguson.
BOOM IN FANCY POULTRY
For tho forst time In its history
Bryan County seems to havo awak-
ened to tho possibilities of tho thor-
oughbred poultry industry and many
of Its citizens aro getting u start this
-season In their favorite broeds from
somo o the best stocks In tho coun-
try T'ho activities of the Bryan
County Poultry Association former-
ly known as tho Southeastern Poul-
try Association has been In a largo
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KUPPENHEIMER CLOTHES MATCH UP-
- ITH YOUR IDEAS OF WHAT GOOD
CLOTHES 3H&ULD-BE. -
BL Ti M Lhi '
1 1 ft vi
Hli ckl $
M& - - 4
1 i ' ' ' . ' ' '. " 1'gLr
Men who want New Nifty Clothes that fit and Stay good looking
- Men who want Good Style without being extreme; who like In-
dividuality and neatness and all the essentials of good' clothes ser-
vice these are the men Kuppsnheimer Clothes appeal to.
t M(-T-he opportunity to secure unusually attractive values is now
yours. In spite of the critical dye situation ttnd the t islng costs
of clothing the manufacturers have crowded extra vatue into these
suits i Every dollar you spend hare for clothes will bring back to
you values you'll not see this season and perhaps for many more.
We are showing the aewest mtdels as adver-
tised in all tke leading magazines such good
models as the "BILTM0RE" "SUFFOLK"
"WAYNE" and "BEAUFORT" at
$20.00 to $30.00
Also a good showing of other d7 rfl f A Chi C
two-piece suits at fromP'" 10 $13
Oxfords That Win in a Walk
The four points you consider in buying Footwear are brought
out to your satisfaction in our present stocks.
STYLE THE VERY NEWEST.
QUALITY THE BEST TO BE HAD.
FIT THOROUGHLY CO.MFORTABLE.
PRICES Based ou Giving You Real Satisfying
Shoo Service nt Minimum Cost for Time You Wear
j' New Spring Oxfords $3.50 to $7.00
y on Our Hats
Try on these Hats wo havo here look In tho mirror then you'll
havo the answer to the -question "Why do so many men buy their
'riats at tho Mercantile Co.'s?" We're ready to "Hat You" for Eas-
ter. among tho newest shapes and shades at $2.50 $3 $3.50 nnd
up to us high ns $7.50.
-New Enhter Neckwear Shirts nnd Hosiery for you nt this htore.
Statement Required by SUto Exam
Inor nnd Inspector Shows Work of
Court in .Comprehensive Way
The report which County Judgo
Rappolee is now i n course of mak-
ing to State Examiner and Inspector
Parkinson Covering tho 'year from
July 1 1914 to Juno 30 1915 is
comprehensive when It comes to get-
ting an Idea of tho work dono by tho
During that period there wefo
fines imposed on all defendants' In
tho amount of $3770.00. Of this
amount only $760.80 was paid tho
remainder being either laid out in
jail or secured by stay bond.
Of tho 108 criminal cases pending
on July 1 1914 over half of them or
59 were whisky cases. Of tho 426
cases filed during the year from July
1 1914 to June 30 1915 157 were
Data on various kinds of cases be-
ing prepared for thevreport Is as fol-
lows: Criminal Cases
Pending July 1 1914 .' a 108
Filed during year 1426
Disposed of during year ...... 342
Pending July 1 1915 192
Conviction's . . .'. ."V 16
Civil Cases ' v
Pending July 1 1914 .'. 62
Filed during year" 74
Tried by Jury . . .v 24
Tried by Court ...-; 18
Total disposed of durlng'year. . 32
Pending July r; 1915 . 53
There will bo an examination for
county teachors' certificates In my
office on the 27th 28th and 29th of
April. All applicants for certificates
must bo present at 7:45 a. m.. Thurs
day the 27th. R. K. Mcintosh
A BOLD TRAINROBBER
One of the boldest holduna in the
history ofJthe country occurred at
Cheyenne Wyoming a few days' ago.
While the "Limited" the de luxe pas-
senger train of the Union PacUlc rail-
road was leaving the yards a man ap-
of the train and ail thV point or two"
revolvers relieved the passengers of
their valuables got off the runninir
train and made good his escap'e. It
is presumed that he Immediately re-
lurneu to tne city oerore news of. the
robbery had been conveyed to the of-
ficials. He refused to rob the ladles '
and presented a watch and chain to
the train stenographer whom he cp'm-
pelled to tako up the lnvoluneary con-
trlbutlons. The watch and chain are
said to have-been a portion of the loot
of a formor robbery on the same road
a few weeks ago. A reward .of six
thousand five hundred dollars has
been offered f or his capture deador
uuve. fivu muusunu oi mis amount
Is offered by the railroad and five
hundred by the State. So far the ban-
dit has not been apprehended. He is
described as a young man of about
25 6 feet tall smooth shaven and
weighing about 170 pounds .
ARMY BILL PASSED "
The army bill ha3 passed the U. S.
Senate. According to its terms reg-
ulars reserves and other forces will
aggregate a million men. and the
standing army will consist of 250-
000 men. Important provisions of
the bill are as follows: Appropria-
tion of $15000000 for construction
of government plants for production
of nitrates to bo used In manufactur-
ing ammunition. Provoslons for vo-
cational training of enlisted men of
tho regular army either in agricul-
ture or in tho mechanical arts. Cre-
ation of a National Guard section In
tho general staff of the array and
requiring alj officers and enlisted
men of the National Guard to sub-
scribe to an oath to support the Unit-
ed States as well as the respective
States. Provision for Federal pay of
all National Guard officers above tho
rank of Captain. It Is expected that
tho House will at onco ask for a con-
ference to perfect the final form of
a now army measure. One feature of
the Senate bill that oven Its most ar-
dent champions fear may be sacri-
ficed In the loglslatlvo compromise Iff
the volunteer reserve force but in
that event they confidently expect
that the school reserve will bo-retained
as a substitute.
SIXTH AVENUE PAVING
Ono hus only to walk out to the
Normal School on a muddy day to
appreciate the need of pavement on
Sixth Avenue. What the teachers and
pupils pnist go through In order to
got to and from school Is something
fierce and the Stato Board of Educa-
tion has given tho gbntle hint that
thoy expect that Btroet to be paed.
Tho matter has had some Uttlo agi-
tation among tho property owners af-
fected hut no action In a concerted
way has resulted. Many of the prop-
erty owners sjjoin to favor the Improvement.
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