Durant Weekly News (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 42, Ed. 1, Friday, October 19, 1917 Page: 1 of 18
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Durant Weekly News
OPFIOIALPAPEB OP BllYAN OOCNTY
voi.i mi: xxi-
i)ri.ll Oiillii.inei" I'.immI to I'revont
I'ulilliin. nr .tilwrtMliR f (iiHiili
he l.lmlr-4 of till" t'Uy of l)u.
! .11 1 If. Kinori;c'tiey Clause.
fl i council In session this
.ik I --"'''I ttM"' I"10"'" u he
mlll" nidlnanco. which makes It
Liiw'i' fr ' person firm or
' M n to peddle soil auction
or otherwise dispose of or ailvrtI-
" n. wares or merchandise In
r up n aii "f l10 streets alloys or
llctt i'k within tnc tno lrt' Umlts
of lli H The ordinance Is not to
jppl! i officers of the law or any
per-iin x-lllni; live stock farm pro-
'lints ' era I estate anil iloe not
anji to advcrtlMnR hy bIrus plac-
jnl posters within the district.
Xlio ' ilnance "as passed with the
...mifii'V clause anil tho penalty
for violation Is not less than $2.".
nr I r' than $HH1 fine.
Tin pin pose of tlfe onllnanco Is to
WlKiln-' the Rroat anil RrovvliiR
amimii' of hnoklnR of shoddy wares
on ill t roots liy out-of-town ped-
dler .f questionable Intent anil
ili.i" nxids are just ns questional)!"
H4 ih. nselp. If enforced the or-
.lln.iii i' will eliminate the several
hurii'ri 1 ".iffllctPil" people who In-
fP itio town every year usinR their
-.ilip.t'iit affliction as a means of
Hlitns i heap wares a thlsh prices.
1h- iimticll declined to accede to
rutin i- to rescind Its former action
h'" the roMilution was passed pro-
vMinr for the pavlnp of Elm street.
Tho matter was passed over until
IH'ltAXT OKLAHOMA FRIDAY Ot TURKU It). 11)17.
i.iiii:i:ti iioxn nrvivts rkcorii
A record for Liberty Ilond huyltiR
amniiK soldiers was set recently
S.1"'!!.?-"'." ""'" "f "w battalion at
M. Sill hoiiKlit Hn.iMiit worth of
homls. an n vera Re of $;u bead ln
a few moments. They expect to
innku the nver.iRe Jlmi a he.nl be-
fore the campaign closes.
HAY'S ALI.KtiKIt SIIOUTAtiK IS
Kl .!.-. .l:t.
Final check has licen made on the
illoRcd shortaRo of ("laud Itav. for.
inerly bonkkeepor in the State School
Land office. The flRiires. as an-
nounced l.y Fred Parkinson. State
Examiner and Inspector are $14-
6.r.t.9S. Hay pleaded RUllty after
navlnR hoon Indicted iind was Riven
sentences aRRroRntlnB six years In
PLAN IlIU MKKTIXtTuX 7.IHKHTY
The Commercial Association and
the Liberty llond Cnminlttii. nlun .
blB county mcctliiR heer on Wcdnes.
'da- October 24. the day lieltiK iIosIr-
n.ited by the I'tosidont as "Liberty
nay." Details hne not been ar-
ranged but It Is Intended to use the
blR revival inoetliiR tabernacle and
to have on that day a Canadian Cav-
alry officer who has with his own
eyes seen the liornus practiced by
the Hermans In HoIrIuiu.
IOWA VOTIIII WKT
The :iiiti-iirohll)itlonits won tho
election ln Iowa this week by a closo
vote. hnvliiR apparently a majority
of 300 over the prohibitionists. The
l'.-oliibltluu majorities In some of th'
dry counties were disappointing to
the State prohibition leaders.
ford takks stii.oiio.omi romk
Henry Kurd multimillionaire man-
ufacturer of Detroit personally pur-
chasrd five million dollars worth ot
the Second Llbrlv llonds. and em-
ployes and officials of his company
took another equal amount.
all wool Clothes
SIZES 34 to 46
HP f I
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IBP Wjm ri 1
MH 1 i ;" "i
h . t c
Elk Brand Clothing For Boys
They stand the
wear and give
A Buster Brown
watch free with
CAMPAIGN IS ON
iiyt Kffrt xW(.wrr fot. r)nn
Om.tn of .S;;koooii MjiLIiik fun.
s. of Count).
At a mcetini? hoM ihia .r..i i
the offices df the I'nmmnrrl.i a.
soclatlon. a committee of n dozen
men was selected to nver.iec and
in.in.iKe the Liberty lit pelllni;
campalKii in the county and as this
s beliiR read committees are scour-
Iiir the county In an effort to In-
duce every farmer every merchant
very laborer and every other man.
to buy as larpc a denomination of
the bonds as he can possibly pav for.
As nn evidence of the feellnc on
I he part of the committee of twelve
the committee and n few others who
met this week boiiRht MS.fH'O worth
of tho bonds In about flvn mhnii.w
and later on several of them Increas-
ed their subscriptions
l ouimlttees will visit each .if the
schools of the city mid induce oven-
acuity member to buy Other com-
miiiees will remain at the various
banks of the county to catch the cus-
omers of the banks while other
i ouimlttees are workup from house.
to House In the countrv. and orn.in
IzIiik the business men of the towns
of the towns of thp county
Ilryan count' minimum' quota of
the bonds is ?:i7srfiii iut n half
million dollars Is desired. Okmul-
Rep county is thp first cottntv to
reach Its quota of ."..:' oun. and that
was easily oversubscribed this week.
Ilryan county cannot nford to fall
behind Okmulgee or any other coun-
ty in the State for that matter.
If every man will do his patriotic
duty and buy as liberally as he can
pay for the county will double her
quota and make for herself a nam"
of which we will all be proud.
lU'HAXT COMI'AXV fiKTS SHOW-
ix ix Ain riKi.n
Ten ltarrols Production Kncoiintcrvd
at Ofl Feel To Drill Into
the Deeper Sand.
The Ilurant-Ada Oil Coinpanv.
composed principally of Durant men.
has struck ten barrels of oil produc-
tion per day at a depth of B06 feet
In the Ada field In a set about ;H
miles from the Smith-Lec-Museho
sot. The production while of a very
IiIkIi urade of oil was not satisfac-
tory and drilling proceeded further.
strlkiiiR another flmllir sand at CSfi
foot The comp.iny will drill on down
hiiplnit for a l.irRer production. The
ill HI Is now in white shale
The Durant men Interested In this
concern and who own practlcallv all
tb" Mock are .1 I). Abbott D. Mnr--iili.
C II ("look. C i: .Mcl'hoiion.
.1. V. Connell and W. C Caudlll
They own about .'no auos of le.iaos
si:i.Ls.ri.oro nitres iikiii: ov
The SelN-Klotii rlri-us is billed to
show in Dur.mt October :'l and the
idvanco man tolls us that the show
I- hlKRer and better than ever bo-
fore and that the i Irons lovers of
ibis vliinlty will bA shown sumo new
'hints this season.
Sells-Kioto has boon a KtKUlar vis-
itor to Durant. and tho ni:itiai;omcnt
and emplovee.s of the IiIr show earn
ed tor themselves -i reputation for
fair ilealltiR and lourteous tre.itmeiit
which has roiio a Ioiik vvavs toward
uiakltiR the iustllution the sticiess It
(iKiiM.vw si:i:ki; hai.kav
The report has boon persistent In
the Culled .Stales this week tint
eriminy Is openly s-eekiiiR peace In
the Ilall.ans with Serbia and lioii-
intinlii Ciormnnv's ally. Au.stil.i
has been wantliiR t.oneral peace for
some time anil Is bankrupt; wbll"
Tut key is all in and has boon all in
lor a year.
RHI.IMMUH) Proposal Mini More Than
Sixty Per Cent of the Vote t'iit.
Although the Vote Was the Small-
est In History of fit).
The nrnnosltliin in ina t"i.iA
ln city bonds for the equipment of
l . imu iieparimeni carrieu liy a vote
I of IT" to 73 Tuesday the lightest
vote yet polled on n bond Issue In
Ithe city of Durant and in the vote
reiurneil liy officials tho issue had
:'." votes more than the needed sim-
per cent to carry the proposition
No Interest whatever was shown In
the election stve for the efforts of
few men who spent half a day In
KeitltiR the business men out to th"
polls and had It not been for this
the issue would probably have lost
ine issue is voted for the purpo
of uiotori7l!iK the fire department
which has bee uoper.ited with old.
worn out and antequaled equipment
flT VCarS. Til" tinlV Ulinlmnnnl ..-lit
.Insure Durant people ample water
pressuie wtien needed regardless of
the pressure from the standpipc;
will make it possible to Rot to fires
quicker will Rive the men bettor
i.iimimiii'iii nun wnicn to riKlit the
fires when they Ret there; will heal
if ....i... i.. i ...
... - r. iiisiiraiic). rates
Und will not make any appreciable
difference In the amount of taos to
"- i'.iiii iij resiuents or Durant
PIMMilMlMAXS WOfLI) DKKKAT
An organized effort nn tho part
of pro-Germans to defeat the Second
Liberty Loan has been found by the
Cioveinment. The activities seem to
have extended III rertnln nn illtl..u
all the way from Minnesota to Tox-
us and consisted of mildly dlscour-
iirIiir the people In buyltiR of the
Llbeity itonds Th" Covernment hns
threatened to withdraw Covernment
deposits from everv bank in these
sections that Is not exertlnR Itself
to sell the bonds.
SKAMA.VS I.KTTK.It TKI.I.S OK
The follow iim i imunlcatlon
Rives the best account of conditions
In Kurope that has yet come to the
attention of this paper In any direct
letter from n man in the orvloo:
'A Port In France Sept 2ft 1!H7
"Mr A. 11. Davis.
"I am sorviiiR as a I.leuieinnt In
the 1 S Nuvv as chief oiiRlnoer of
a fast vaiht doiui; offensive Milium
rlne s(( ork I cannot ro Into
details as the censor prevents; but
suffice to say we are dolni: ovrv
bit wo were sent m.r t do and
jthen s(nni ((iill.l trll von sttnle
iif eviioili'iicoi and aits nf bi.iver
and iI.iiIiik on lb" p.nt of Amoiicin
imen-o'-wats-mi'n tint would link-
any red-bloodeil AmerliMii pmud of
Ibis (outitry and her navy The Hit
mans know ar" bore b.llevo me;
iiui you' will find when wo i;ot
tiuniiRii snips in property nainuo me
iriiio-lllnn a subinailno will bo bard
to find around this co.ist ll would
not siipiisc me to m'" Spain In this
in the near future unli-s tbliiR
take nun for the In iter; tint of
cour-n moans more tlcht for us as
the Spanish coast Is not verv far
from wbeie I a luwiitlnR
Sherman's word for war I- entli"
Iv too Inadequate as It Is fir more
than hell We have three meatlo.s
dnjM a week and two hreajlless davs
and unless the C 3 nets a million
men over hero vi'iv soon we r"
licked This Is no scare lii-iil but
fails as comliilons over hero aie
far more serious linn Is reillod bv
people III the States I'rilll'e Is fill
all praetiial iuiipo.es done; she ha
staked her H with verv little loft
to draw from but they an- still
Ramo ami have a love of counliv
In order that we may give you better service we have
installed another Telephone the number of our new
Telephone is 55 if at any time you call our old num-
ber 51 and the line is busy just ask for 55 and you
will get us at once.
Just received our new crop of California Walnuts also
a fresh stock of
Red Star Pancake Flour
Red Star Health Bran
Phone 51 Phone 55
FOR BETTER SERVICE
Downing Grocery Co.
First unil Main.
(PlIRlss i tft ID)
that would shame the aver.iRe Am-
erican especially the women on
.on. the heaviest burden has fa.
b . 1aX:' "'' f not one.
t 'ever.il families .. "
members are all dead and their ...
men folks do-tltiue. r ""
that we do tint hear the Rim f
some scrap at sod between the e-
s rovers ;
hut they are becomlnc fewer as phoi
squadron of Amprlc.in ships arrive"
There are several thousand (!er-
miin prisoners here. They are work-
". i "i" hri'nch I" Kancs of about
one hundred unloadlnR fr.-lRht cars
mid -hips on several occasions I
have heard them call out to our of-
fleers or men asklnK them where wo
are from ami savinB that thev are
from M Louis. Milwaukee or 'some
other place in the States. Thev all
have their hollies' Mil of war '
"Thev are worked on a fond ra-
tion o much work so much food
no work no food and believe me
they work like the devil for what
. "XVV."' ?lr )vK ' havr written
Hero like 1 had known )ou for some
Mine and I fell I have. In a wav. so
I hope vou will rerelve this as It s
"ent. from one regular fellow to
another: and If nu have the time
mid cure to tell me the news In con
"rat. It will be appreciated especial-
ly oonoernlnc Durant and possibili-
ties a vear or so hence
"I hate to buv a pIr in a bac. or
I would put a little down on a phi-
and pay a little each month but
birvluc throiiKh a third person thes
days Is n IiIr risk unless he be a
Rood friend; then look out. at that
"ThankltiR vou for pnst kindness
mid wishing you all posslhln success
In vnur endeavors to boost Durant I
am . Verv respectfully.
"W W IIOOPKS.
"Lieut C S X It I. ; C. S Car-
ota IV. e-o Post Master. New
York City. New York "
TO BE 2 STORIES
ltisl (iidnesvllle Itrlck for OuUlde
1'i.cinR Willi (iruiillo Steps; Tefs.
r7. Floor mid Marble Walo
Advice was received hero today
that the Treasury Department baa
finally derided to make the Durant
Federal bulIdltiR two stories high
instead of one story an called for In
thp orlRttial plans I tvvas assumed
that this was contemplated when
the contractor was ordered to make
tho foundations heavier bat was not
known for certain until today when
the revised plans worn received.
Ah now planned the exterior fac-
Iiir will be ot red C.alnesvllle- brick
with Rrnnlte steps and white atono
cheek blocks with white stoe cor-
nice on the second story. Tho floors
are to be what Is known at Terrazzo
floors with marzle wainscoting.
IIHOl'tillT IIOMK FIIOM TUAIV-
I XI J CAMP
Jlmmle McKtnney son of Mr. and
Mrs. .Ins It McKlnney nf this city
had to be broiiRht homo front the
officers' tralnliiR ramp near San An-
tonio. .Inmle was operated on lomo
time Utls year for a slight rupture
sustained from a physical strain
and It seems that this trouble has
romp on him again.
Tltl.VI. OK FOKMF.lt GOVERNOR
James K Ferpuson Impeached
Covernor of Texas and other depos-
ed State officials are tn be tried on
several Indictments charging; misap-
propriation of public funds on the
26th of November.
i I IT
11. H v.t f h iuat.L'1
Mr. Hoover Wears
llavi' you i'vit si'i'ii any piclini's of tin' Niitiouiil Kcon-
tiniy Cliii'l'V lie wi-iii-H K'"nl cliillti'S. Hi- iliii'sn't sitvo fool-
ishly or spi'tiil foolishly. Iif Knows that irtti' economy
lii'S'in Ki'ttitiK vain for the money.
offer greater all-'iomnl ipiality for. tin- iiioney than any
other clothes at I lie price. This is Mite because itmlity is
a factor in every Mop of ihc uiuK'iii"; itialily cloth iuall-
ly linings iriniitiiiiKs ami limlinns itiality tailoring
(lon'i lie satisfied with less.
Tliov're rcailj now; Suits ami 'lop t'm'.ls
iS-'ll to tjilll
Spiro Michael and Fitform
$15 $17 $18 $20 and $22.50
Kcnyon Itaiii-Coats - l..".ll to 5.
i'.v wit i:cu sm: .mi:n'.s shuv visit
We can help you lo save and outfit you front head to
fool in Nationally Know u liraiuls of
.Ml'NSINC I'NDKUW'IO.Mt AltltOW COM. MIS.
KDWIN CLAIM' iind IllON I-'. UKYNOI.DS SIIOICS
JOHN If. S'I'KTSON HATS OSIiOltN'S (M.OVKS.
'Till' Kiipieiilieiiiicr House In Kuraiil."
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