Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 50, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 3, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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DURANT OKLAHOMA SATURDAY NOVEMHEB 1017.
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(liiUrmnn of State Council of Dc-
Fenso Kxplalns How Prices Arc
Fixed fttrict Adherence to the
Haling) Is Demanded.
Closo check la going to be kept on
Oklahoma coal dealers and a strict
Adherence to prices fixed by the Gov-
ernment and other conditions will be
firrpl. says J. M. Aydelotte. chatr-
I' nan ot the State Council of De
fense. Mr. Ayaeioue manes an ex-
planation ot the coal situation and
how the prices will affect the con-
sumer. An additional 4 Be a ton has
been allowed by the Government
finco the first prices were announc-
ed. Some shipments were purchased
by dealers at the former p'.Ice. It
mlKht have boon presumed that the
dealers would have to sell all their
8'ipply under the former prlco before
they could add the additional 45c.
Thli condition is taken caro of
this way Mr. Adyelotte says: For
example a dealer has 100 tons un-
der the former prlco in his bin. Then
he buys anothor 100 tons at the in-
creased price. He cannot keep this
jcparate nor is it necessary. Ho may
dump it all in one pile a i apply
the coal proportionately dividing the
increaso halt and selling the coal at
whatever price ho may figure out.
For instanco if the dealer paid $4.45
at the mine for his first lot and then
paid $4.90 for the second lot after
adding freight of $1.20 a ton and
his profit ot $1.50 a ton allowed by
the Government his selling price
would be $7.3716 a ton. But the
dealer must do closer figuring it the
amounts of coal vary as under the
different prices. This of course
would only last so long as any of the
coal under the first price remained.
After that it would come under the
one prlco at the mine.
But the dealer must figure nctual
freight rates. As In Oklahoma the
freight ratos vary according to the
mine from which the coal Is obtain-
ed. In tho McAlester district it is
$1.20 a ton in the Coalgate district
$1.05 and tho Hartshorne district
$1.10. These prices-must be adher-
ed to in computing the cost of coal
and Its delivery. Dealers are requir-
ed to make a rennrt pvppv ttrn tvaaba
and it there Is anything In these re
ports noi sausiactory to tho coal
administration an investigation may
bo lmmedlatnlv rilrprtAf1 nt tho tia-
Iness of that dealer.
FIVE CENTS TAX ON TKLEGRAMH
Effectlvo November 1 every tele-
gram originating in the United States
must bear a war tax ot five cents
which Is to be paid by the person
paying for the message and the tel-
graoh comnanv is charced hv thn
Government with tho duty of collect-
lug tne tax. Revenue stamps are not
to be used the tax being paid In
FIVE CENTS TAX ON TELEPHONE
Effective November 1 a war tax
goes on every long-distance tele-
phone call to be paid in cash by the
party paying tor the call. Revenue
tamps are not to be used in connec-
tion with the. collection ot this tax.
PAVING PARTLY FINISHED
Contractor Baum has completed
one block of the Fifth avenue paving
and opened it for traffic. Men who
have examined the Job report that It
is without doubt the best piece ot
asphalt paving In the city.
Another Big Shipment
Coats and Suits
Our New York Buyer just bought
for us 50 coats and 50 suits of the
newest styles which he was able to
pick up at a bargain and theyjhave
arrived by express..
M SUHSHIHE VV
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Ladies' and Misses' Suits
sizes 16 to 44 In Blue
Brown Green Bergun-
dy and Beetroot at
$11.85 $11.95 $19.50
$21.50 and $29.50.
COATS in Plush and Vel-
our Burrilla Broadcloth
in all the new Fall
shades some are fur-
trimmed and some are
plain tailored. Prices
$9.75 $11.S5 $14.95
$19.50 $29.50 and np.
Big lot of Girls' and Children's Coats
at $3.95 $4.85 $6.00 and $7.50
and up to $1 1.85
Twenty-Nine Draw Terms of Prom a
Fed IjarH to Ten Years Remain-
der Are to Receive Their Benaenccm
Sentence was passed by Judge
Ralph E. Campbell in Federal Court
at Ardmore Thursday on twenty-nine
draft resisters who had cntcrod pleas
of guilty. H. 11. Munson H. C.
Spence and J. L. Benefield consid-
ered ringleaders In tho anti-draft
disturbances In Seminole Pontotoc
and Hughes counties In August were
assessed penalties ot ten years each
In the Federal prison at Leavenworth.
All who are to serve more than a
year go to Leavenworth prison
while thOBe who received lesser pen-
alties will be confined In Jail at Mus-
kogee. Other sentences were:
Roy Crano six. years: Anthony
Eberle four years; Spurgeon Estes
three years; W. H. Maxwell Earl
Potter J. H. Majors Albert Eberle
Ira Ilarily and J. A. Maxwell two
years each; W. L. Swnatman J. B.
Douglass A. L. Austin Jim Hammit
Jr. C. W. Banta and Walter Spears
one year and a day each; L. A.
Smith nine months; Jack Walters
Anson Tllton A. L. Hamilton Char-
ley Wattors. J. T. Ice Sam Spray
Ben Offltt. J. W. Hulsey and R. L.
Ralls six months each and Coffey
Hartjo sixty days.
Nearly two hundred alleged draft
resistance conspirators faced trial
before Judge Campbell. One after
another changed pleas ot n6t guilty
to guilty until sixteen faced a Jury.
After the Government bad outlined
its case and one witness W. L. Maln-
ard also Indicted who had turned
Government's evidence had testi-
fied a recess was ordered during
which the remaining defendants
changed their pleas.
Those defendants who were not
sentenced Thursday will be assessed
penalties at Muskogee Nov. 30.
AVIATOR WHO FLEW IN DURANT
Frank Champion an aviator who
flew In a monoplane at the Bryan
County Fair here a few years ago
was instantly killed while making a
flight over Kochio Japan Tuesday
ot this week. Details of the accident
were not given. Champion was
known to many people in Durant.
whose acquaintance ho made while
putting on the exhibition here. While
fixing his machine one day at the
fair grounds after a near-accident
In which the machine struck te
ground pretty hard a young fellow
asked him: "Do you have many ac-
cidents Mr. Champion?" To this he
replied: "mi; we never nave dui
Bank Increases '
H. L. Cox Made Active Vice Prcal.
dent of Institution Added Mem-
ber of Force Is Necessitated by In-
At a meeting ot the Board ot Dll-
rectors of the American Stato Bank
held last night H. L. Cox was made
active vice president ot tho Institu-
tion and commencing November 3
will devote his full time to the bus-
iness affairs ot the bank. The addi-
tion to the active management of the
institution was made necessary by
the Increased business each month
since Its organisation early this year.
As now constituted the active force
consists of S. A. Whale President;
H. L. Cox Vice President and H. D.
Twelve years ago Hugh Cox was
identified with the Durant National
Bank in what Is now the American
Stato Bank's building. Leaving the
bank he and Mr Whale went into
the real estate and loan business
and have been associated together In
those enterprises over since that
time gradually broadening out their
business to Include abstracting var-
ious kinds ot Insurance and bonding
business. Little by little the busi-
ness of the Whale & Cox Company
has sold out Its departments and
now retain only the real estate and
loan departments the affairs ot
which will be conducted as usual
from the bank.
Mr. Cox has been a member of tho
board ot directors ot the bank since
its organization and has been Iden-
tified with Durant and Bryan county
financial ataftrs so long and with
such measure of success that any
Introductory remarks concerning
him or his ability would be super-
fluous In these columns.
A HALLOWEEN PRANK CAUSES
ONE MAN MUCH LOSS
Thinking that It would be a good
Joke some boys Halloween night
opened the door ot a barn belonging
to Will Bolt at Twelfth and Arkan-
sas and permitted a team dt mules
to wander away. Up to the time the
Advertiser went to press no trace of
the animals had been found though
a vigorous search Is being maSe tor
them by officers over the county.
This Is ono case where a thoughtless
and generally a harmless prank has
apparently caused one man a consid-
erable loss. Even though the mules
are recovered it will be at consider-
able expense to the owner besides tho
substantial reward he has offered
for their recovery.
They are Btnall horse mulefl. one a
sorrel and the other a black and
each about three years old.
Jas. R. McKinney has been ap-
pointed chairman of the United
States Fuel Administration for the
county of Bryan his duties to com-
mence at once. Notification ot his
-ippointment was received Thursday
from P. A. Norrls of Ada who Is
State chairman ot the organization.
Mr. McKinney has not yet been ad-
vised as to Just what his duties will
be In that capacity.
Tho Fuel Administration as a Na
tional organization has for its chief
object the conservation ot coal and
a general supervision ot the produc
tion to the extent of keeping prices
to consumers at a fair sum.
Attempt Made to
Wreck Dees Gin
Suction Fan Destroyed Wednesday
Mitw on Iiurgo Pulley Also Discov-
ered to Huvo Iteen Almost Entirely
It Is now believed that tho explo-
sion which wrecked the large suc-
tion fan In the Dees gin about tlvo
o'clock last Wednesday afternoon
was the result of the explosion ot a
charge of dynamlto placed there
with the deliberate attempt to crip-
ple the gin. Every rosult ot tho ex
plosion up to the downward effect
ot it pointed to dynamlto although
the chargo must havo been small or
else the entire gin would havo boon
Flour Prices Reduced
In order to make room for another
car of Yukons Flour we have re-
duced our prices on the stock we
have on hand.
YUKONS SOUTHERN STAB $550 PER 100 LBS
Every sack Guaranteed with a (Satisfaction or your money
demolished. As It was the fan and
the shaft on which it turned and
tho case in which it operated were
The largo five-foot fan is run at
a high speed to pull the seed cooton
up the shute to where It will drop
Into the cleaners. If tor any reason
tne chute becomes stopped up the
fan still runs and is bound to get air
somewhere and tho result Is that
any object that Is In the bottom of
the rase In which the fan revolves
will be drawn Into the blades and a
wreck Is bound to occur It tho ob-
ject Is large anr hard enough. Thcro
Is no way anything could have got-
ten Into tho fan says J. F. Decs pro-
prietor of the gin except by being
placed there purposely through the
opening In tho bottom which Is
there to permit of tho fan being oil
ed and repaired when necossary. At
the time ot tho explosion tho chute
stopped up and In a moment a ter-
rific explosion occurred which was
heard over halt of the city and
which wrecked tho fan and the caso
exerting Its force downward.
On the morning ot tho samo day.
all the nuts on tho largo pulley that
transmits the power to tho fan by a
belt were found loosened to an ex
tent that they barely clung to the
bolts and had tho machinery boen
otnrted with the pulley In that con
dition a wreck would havo boen
caused. Fortunately thU wns dis
covered and repaired before tho ma
chinery was started.
Mr. Dees nnd others familiar with
the circumstances are certain that
the explosion and loosening ot thn
nuts was the result of an unfriendly
net to wreck the gin. A watchman is
employed at the gin now and Is on
duty every minute whon tho gin Is
not being operated. Other gins and
manufacturing enterprises have also
County to Build
V1m If .
rifty vats tor
Han Fond of $SOO for Eradtesttoa
of Ticks Losses From Thin pMM
Are Felt by tho Cattlemen of UU
Section of the Country.
The county expects to build and
equip fifty dipping vats in various
parts ot the county Just as soon u
arrangements can be made as a put
of the plan tor the eradication of
fever ticks among the cattle':'. the
county. A representative ot the
Stato Board ot Agriculture has beea
here tor several weeks working
along this line. .
The cattlomcn of tho county have
sorely felt the result of loase from
fever coming from the fever tick
and unless the tick is stamped oat
the cattle of the county will he great-
ly diminished and the cattlemen hard
It Is contemplated to build the
vats In different parts of tho county
so as to afford equal convonienea tor
people In every locajlty. Tho coat
por vat Is estimated at about $100
making tho full fifty cost about
15000 to complete ready for uie.
Dipping is tho only sure war ot
riding stock of fever tlcka and In lo-
calities in this and other States
whoro tho stock has ont been dipped
It has been necessary to quarantine
the locality against other communi-
ties both as to bringing in or ; ship-
ping out ot cattle either ot which
conditions is ruinous to tho cattlo
Flvo unmasked men robbed tho
Bank of Qlenwood (Ark.) ot $8000
and got away with It Thursday.
Right were killed and twenty-ona
Injured In an air raid over London
TL HuuM lit fcul .himr
Phone 51 two telephones Phone 55
FOR BETTER SERVICE
Downing Grocery Co.
First and Mnln.
Don't Stint Yourself
Wool Is scarce this Reason. It may bo hard to
get next season; nobody known. Hut everybody
knows that wool won't be lower In price.
ThlB Ib no time to stint yourself. Oct a good warm
wool overcoat a coat made well enough to InBure
you ALL the benefit that a good wool coat can give
you. Buy a
and be absolutely certain you're getting not only good
woolens but thoroughly good stylo and decidedly
good tailoring. In this way you're vlrlually buying
Insurance against cold weather for at least two or
three years to come.
Besides it's hard to match the values at
$20 $22 $25 and $30.
All types of coats; all styleB and all sizes for men
of all proportions.
You Aren't Hurd to Fit Here
If yon have delayed buying that suit. '
See ours without losing any more time for elsewhere
you may not find your size or the pattern you like.
You will find
SUITS AS WELL AS OVKHCOATS
at $15 $17 $20 $25 $30.
No charge for alterations or fitting Your Clothes
must fit you when they leave here.
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Evans, E. M. Saturday Morning Advertiser (Durant, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 50, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 3, 1917, newspaper, November 3, 1917; Durant, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc83031/m1/1/: accessed February 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.