The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1910 Page: 1 of 10
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Official Paper Chandler and Lincoln County
THE CHANDLER TRIBUNE
Chandler, Oklahoma, Friday, April 15, 1910
SEVENTH ANNUAL COUNTY CONTEST
BRINGS HUNDREDS OF PUPILS HERE
Never in the history of Chandler iD. Herrin, Stroud; A. Wiley, district | house was crowded to its capacity
were there more happy school chil-
dren and pretty school ma ains than
last Saturday. It was in every re-
spect a gala day and a triumph for
the educationl interests of Lincoln
county. It was the occasion of the
seventh annual literary and athletic
contest of the common schools of
Lincoln county, and the interest and
enthusiasm was high. The field
meet was Held at the fair grounds,
and the first eventwas a game of
baseball between the schools of
Wellston and Davenport.
The Wellston line-up was as' fol-
The high jump was one of
most exciting events of the meet:
James Staten, district 2S; 0. Green,
Stroud; C. McGuire, Chandler;--
Bonar, Prague; A. Wiley, district
Staten of district 28 was. easy
winner, with C. McGuire of Chand-
ler second, and - Bonar of
Prague third. Five feet was the
record of the winner.
j with people from ail over the county
the to witness the literary contest.
A piano solo by Ruth Davidson
and Zola Shaffer was the first num-
ber on the program, and after an in-
vocation by Rev. Millard, the piano
solo was rendered by Zola Shaffer.
A few opening remarks were made
by County Superintendent 0. F.
Hayes, after which the contest was
j who recited a dramatic selection en-
The hammer throw was the next J titled, “The Race Upon the Floor."
event: C. Maxwell of Chandler; 0. iLavlna Hoffman of district 30 was
Green of Stroud; C. Botts of Prague; i u°t present, but her place was filled
lows: Fred Geiser, Harry Mitchell,--Mitchell of district 128;
Carl Norris, Don Billingslea, Dan Bradford of district S. j i:<u “Dixie Land for Me" in a very
Wade, Ed Overman, Lindsey West, j Maxwell of Chandler was an easy |agreeable manner, winning for liim-
Albert Lynch, Louis Ceiser. I winner, the distance being 05 feet:sc*f vociferous applause. The lirst
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The boys representing the Daven-
port school were: Otis Burroughs,
Charles Eversoie, Roland Gray, Al-
len Burgis, Kilt Feltner, Harry
Adams, George Jones, Leo Quacken-
bush, Forest Huddleson.
The score was in favor of Daven-
port and was 8 to 5.
Two basket hall teams were in at-
tendance and a big game was played.
The Chandler second basket ball
team contested with Wellston.
The Chandler team was: Mary
Bouse and Eva Reynolds, forwards;
Mamie Pryor and Lillie Glascock,
centers; Estella Vaughan and Pearl
The Wellston line-up was as fol-
lows: Mabel Staples and Louisa
Critchfleld, forwards; Ethel Staples
and Bessie Howard, centers; Jessie
Howard and Annie Staples, guards.
The Wellston team was victorious
by two points.
The following entries were made
in the 100 yard dash: H. Goff, dis-
trict 103; I). Herrin, district 111; C.
McGuire, Chandler; James Staten,
district 28, M. Roberts, district 12S;
Arthur Wiley, district 131.
The time cannot be given, as no
stop watch was on the grounds. B.
Herrin was first, C. McGuire was
second and H. Goff was third.
The next event was the 100 yard
hurdle, with the following entries:
Roy Teagarden, district 125; Berney
Herrin, district 54; Earl Combs, dis-
trict 1; - Bonar, district 103;
A. Wiley, district 131.
The winners were Earl Combs,
first; II. Herrin, second; Roy Tea-
and 3 inches. Botts of Prague was ; oration was by Clark Maxwell of
second, and Green of Stroud was : Chandler, the title of which was
third. “Peace Hath Her Victories.” Max-
llut three entrymen entered for 'veil had a splendid voice and a good
the half mile race: Floyd Parker delivery, and ills piece was both logi-
of Chandler easily won first; Florer! cnl and interesting. The audience
of Stroud was second; Dickinson of "as greatly impressed, and It was
Prague was third.
bate. Clifford Botts of Prague and
Gordon Stout of Agra also received
much applause and their schools
j TTad every reason to he proud of
I Laura Finch gave a splendid piano
j solo, “The Dance of the Seven
I Nymphs," while Prof. Washburn of
the university of Oklahoma was pre-
paring his decision. Prof. Wash-
burn was imported for this purpose,
as it was desired to have one from
outside the county, who would not
be swayed by any ioeal prejudice.
While it is safe to say that the de-
cision would perhaps have not been
so given by each and every one pres-
ent, it is also safe to say that his
decision would have, been upheld by
begun by Blanche Kinsey of Prague, a majority of those present, and it
is recognized to be fair and based
upon merits only. The following is
the decision as announced by Prof.
Oration: First, Clark Maxwell;
second, Ralph Hannah.
Recitation: First, Genevieve Cul-
len; second, Ida Gilmore.
Girls’ debate: First, Inez Masclio;
second, Silva Mayer.
Boys’ debate: First, Roy Brad-
shaw; second, William Cordell.
in delivering his decision Prof.
Washburn paid a glowing tribute to
the schools of Lincoln county. Ev-
ery year these contests excite more
and more interest, and are coming
to be looked upon as one of the chief
events of the year.
The exercises lasted until almost
midnight, after which the various
by Clemie Bush of Prague, who recit-
seen that it would take a great ef-
The mile race was perhaps the [ f°rt to win from him the first prize,
most exciting event of the entire 1 are <ml.v sorry that space forbids
meet. Three entrymen entered: Lee | publishing this oration in full.
McCuan of Chandler; A. Wiley of Tha first debate was upon the
district 131; O. Green of Stroud. ] question, “Resolved, That the Pres-
Wiley led the race for the first ,ent policy of Building and Maintain- [ scho0ls adjourned lo talk over their
three quarters, but it was seen from District Agricultural Schools and ]
the start that McCuan was saving : College Preparatory Schools in Ok-j
himsqjf. When the boys came j iahoma is Unjust and Ought to be j
victories and to hold little indigna-
The Tribune will he glad to see
around the first half mile Wiley was Discontinued.” Affirmed by Inez j thege young lieople come ba(,k next
perhaps fifty yards ahead and run-
ning like a rabbit. The exciting
N a h I)'' o f °P r a gu o' 'and denledty' Vera I ZZ ^ “ ri‘<'0r'1 °f Ult>“'
verbally, however. General Canton
accepted it, verbally. He then or-
dered the band disbanded, calling
attention to bis order that the Okla-
homa national guard keep out of
The band disbanded, went home,
took off their uniforms and appear-
ed in civil garb, continued the sere-
nading of the McGuire assembly.
Some of its members talked about
resigning, but unfortunately a man
can’t resign from the militia.
A feature of the McGuire meet-
ing was the absence of all promi-
nent republicans except State Chair-
man Jim Harris. None of the three
gubernatorial candidates invited,
John Fields, Tom Ferguson and Joe
McNeal, appeared. Neither did
Dennis Flynn, a heralded attraction,
make himself seen.
A FINE RAIN.
The big rains of the first of the
week have done thousands of dollars
worth of good to farmers in Lincoln
cunty. Every section of the county
received a bounteous rainfall, which
was needed to make the corn and
cotton sprouts and begin to grow.
This is the first good rain for some
time and was very badly needed.
There are different views as to the
fruit crop, some contending that it
will be tlie best in years, while oth-
ers say that because of the extremely
dry season last year there was a
tendency to dry up the sap and in-
jure the trees.
CIVIC LEAGUE AT ROSSVILLE.
Rev. E. R Williams went to Ross-
villc Saturday evening and organ-
ized a civic league at that place.
Leagues have been organized in
nearly every portion of the county.
HOLD QUIET MEET.
Congressman Gets Resolutions Ap-
proving Standpat Policies.
. , forts.
time was on the home stretch when Donnelly of Prague as cl Sylvia Mayer j
McCuan parsed both Oreea emd:of Chandler. Each of t hese young
Wiley and crossed the lino with c ladles did themselves proud, and the
burst of speed that surprised every. vigorous attack made by Inez
spectator. It was a magnificent test j Masclio on the preparatory schools
of speed and endurance and each one !was a surprise and delight to her
of the contestants deserve a great [ friends. In fact, the preparatory
deal of praise. |schools came in for a castigation
The discuss throw was the next!from both of the affirmatives, while
1). Herrin of district 111, who, by defending the preparatory schools, j here today was so entirely partisan
the wav. made the highest score of I hut directed most of their time and!an(l pre-arranged that it would have |
any single athlete, was first in this [efforts to the subject of agricultural j been a dull affair Itad it not been J, *_ .V-V.L’I’
event, with Floyd Parker of Chand- colleges. I f°r OIle or two features. The oc-
ler a close second and B. Herrin of “One Nitche Higher” was the sub-
Stroud third. The fourth entryman j ject of a dramatic recitation by Faye
LARGE TAX UOLLEUTIOX.
On the "1st day of March the
largest tax collection ever recorded
in Lincoln county was recorded
when more than oi.-e hun.-Lx ■ thou-
sand dollars was collected nnd de-
ilium liul11 ui inc nmnuanvcBi wmii; i .........-> *•*••» *»!•••* w* *»*««» t
the nagative did not spend much time McGuire*s fathering of the faithful 1 * * A ljn< (I ,an£h‘
that was tlie last day for tux pay-
ments for last year, and many peo-
Guthrie, Okia., April
was Bradford of Prague. The rec- j Emley of Meeker. Miss Emley is
ord was 95 feet. ja young lady of considerable talent,
The relay race of one mile was the j and there is no doubt that a great
last event in the field meet. Four i many of those present considered
schools contested. Each school had ; her one of the prize winners. For
Icasion was a meeting of the ton
[members of the First district con-
gressional committee, all named
i long ago by Bird McGuire, except
j M. J. Holt of Payne county, a new
member formally approved by the
other nine committeemen today.
The next event was the pole vault. | sented as follows: (’. Herr, L.
The entries were: Clifford Botts,
Prague; B. Chapman, Chandler; Rol-
le.v Deboard, Agra; O. Green,
Stroud; Arthur Wiley, district 131;
Harry Harmon, Avery.
Height of pole was nine feet and
The winners were: First, Roley
Deboard of Agra; second, B. Chap-
man of Chandler; third, Clifford
four contestants, each of whom ran [several minutes she held the audi- j ]l is committee did not work in pub-
enee spellbound while she recited kowevcr’ ,nit 'Quoting off to it-
the adventures of a young man on j M 11 in some reraote chamber of the
tlie side of a cliff and the rescue*0 ne hotel, formulated a lengthy set
by his friends. jot resolutions urging the re-nomina-
’ Ralph Hannah or Prague deliv- ,ion ,,f -'I'Guire, congratulating the
ered an oration upon “Education.” I Oklahoma farmers on the high
| He handled his theme in a most ac-jl,li|cs ol farm products, but saying
one-fourth of a mile ill relays.
The Chandler school was repre-1
Cuan, E. Freeman, E. Combs.
Stroud was represented by: D.
Herrin, R. Russell, C. Ramsay, B.
t lie penalty went Into effect. Treas-
urer Elliott nnd his corps of workers
worked early and late that day to
take care of the people and did so
in excellent manner, treating every-
one fairly and courteously.
This is tlie largest tax collection
for one day ever recorded in Lincoln
county, and probably the largest in
tin* state. Lincoln county lias more
taxable property than any other
county in the state with the excep-
tion probably of Oklahoma and Mus-
Botts of Prague.
in the 220 yard dash the follow-
ing were the entries: Hugh Russell,
Stroud; O. Sayers, district 8; Floyd
Parker, Chandler; H. Goff, Prague;
Robert Spurgeon, district 121; H.
Floyd Parker came over the line
first; Hugh Russel, second; and —
District 131 was represented by: jceptable style. I nothing of the high prices of food
R. Spurgeon, A, Wiley, Duncan and j Ida Gilmore of Chandler recited !alu* ‘lothing, endorsing Taft and as-
Miller. a laughable selection entitled, “An SI1I'11K k*m °* the united support of
Prague district was represented \ Abandoned Elopement.” It was an ,'ll‘ First congressional district;
by: Bonar, Botts, Taylor and Tuck- impersonalipn and soon had the liaising Jim Harris as a tireless
j large audience convulsed with laugh-; "’urker and a leader who will
ftinoiKj tlie farmers
(By F. A. Mitchell.)
As we travel over the state we
find it a good one. As we travel
over Lincoln county we find it the
Stroud won this event, with ! ter. j achieve results
Chandler as second, and district 131 | Orval Wagoner of district 17 re-i Alter the committee had formu-
third. cited “Watchin’ the Sparkin’,” an- hited these resolutions in private
Some good records were made last .other humorous selection, in a man- 'he McGuire rcpubii.ans adjourned banner ,.oUon c0«nty of the state. them pav lnn(lsom„lv for lt
Satur(lay' ner which reflected credit oil the ,t0 ,lie ‘'By hall. Local negroes filled 'vot ,.otton ai„nP_but corn the handsomely for It.
The star of the Chandler athletes |young speaker. !l,alf tlie seats. Postmasters, demo- lgre(lt 1)iK v„|lnw kjn(1
was Parker, who lacked but two "Horatius at the Bridge,” a selec-1cratlc spectators and Garber and Go- J \\\. aremovlng the cotton belt of
points of equalling Herrin of district |tion taken from McCauley, was re- jlol,ie republicans looked on, and tlie
HI, " ho was first. 'These two I cited by Edna Stoltenbergof Stroud. ! mllltar>' band made three-fourths of
young men were easily the prize This is a difficult selection, and Miss jthe ( ro"'d.
The 220 yard hurdle was the next | winners of the field meet, and both Stoltenberg gained considerable ap-I Joe Bringey of Kendrick called
event, with the following five entry-j 0f them had a splendid athletic fu- j piause. | tlie city hall meeting together He
men: - Bonar of Prague; C:
McGuire, Chandler; M. Ives, Agra;
B. Herrin, Stroud; A. Wiley, district
McGuire of Chandler was first,
with Herrin of Stroud a close sec-
ond, and Ives of Agra third.
The next event was tlie slic'-put,
with seven entrymen: W llace
Bradford, district 8; O. Creen,
Stroud; F. Parker, Chandle ; F.
Stasta, Prague; A. Wiley, (' strict
131; R. Bradshaw, Chandlei; B.
Roy Bradshaw of Chandle
the first winner; Floyd Parltr
second and Wallace Bradford
First distance, 30 feet 2 incln
The running broad jump v.
next event. Entrymen; D. 1
Stroud; F. Parker, Chandle
Goff, Prague; James Staten, ■
23; A. Wiley, district 131; 1.. Har-
Herrin of Stroud was the first
winner in this event, the distance
being 18 feet and 10 inches. Staten
was second and Parker third.
The 440 yard dash was the next
event, with the following unresen-
tatives: Charles Herr, Cham'ler; H.
<Joff, Prague; O. Sayers, district 8;
ture before them. The other young j Genevieve Cullen of Wellston re- sl)oke “Haskellism.” Judge John
men who are mentioned above did cited “The Gypsy Flower Girl of H- Buford of Guthrie presided. He
excellent work, and in this connec-, Spain,” which was an intensely dra-i s>,oke °» “Too Much Haskell.”
tion we may mention A. Wiley ofjmatic selection. In the first place, Frank Greer of Guthrie followed,
district 131, "ho entered so nian> the young lady chose a selection speaking on “Haskell and Other
events and while not winning man}, which admitted tlie greatest degree | Democrats. Wilberforce Jones of
hut by his persistence won the ad-1 of dramatic action and voice culture, Davenport came next with a sym-
miration of the crowd. It was plain j and secondly, she recited it with l)0sium on the state administration,
to be seen that he had had but little iguch perfection that showed careful a,1(l 'hen to the tune of “Tlie Con-
trnining, and tills no doubt gives [ training and high talent There was ! loving Hero Comes,” and vast
him encouragement, and we look for little doubt in the minds of those handclapplng from the three frontlgate leading to the “mansion” to
some splendid things from him next present but what she should beiro"s scattered handclapplng l.-vcrv plac and upon every side, it
yelr’ „ , , awarded the prize for excellence, It elsewhere, McGuire made his appear- is In reality a “wonderland.” The
The Chandler schools were In most is hard to describe the attention that an ' upon the stain-ray. [great cellar Is like a subterranean
the south to Lincoln county, and tlie
corn belt of the north is moving
One of our enterprising farmer
hortlculturalists, L. C, Fouquet, is
moving tlie apple orchards of New
York, the peach orchards of New
Jersey and the vineyards of France
to Lincoln county. Mr. Fouquet
first named his place “Dreamland
Fruit Farm.” Now he should call
it “Land of Dreams,” hut we would
call it “Wonderland.” The place
beggars description. From the mo-
ment one enters tlie easily opened
events winners, and in fact carried i was paid to her and the storm of ap- ' he congressman's speech was | cavern. The .sterilizing plant is like
away more points than all the bal- piause that followed her efforts. fr< from anything startling,
arn e of the schools put together. In j Tlie last number of the literary slink<‘ as If he was somewhat
all the events the young men had the [contest was the hoys’ debate upon n»k‘d.
He a canning factory. The lawn grass,
en- ilie arbors, tlie long straight rows
We are glad to live in Lincoln
county. We don't want to sell. We
don’t want to move away. We can
raise everything here. There is a
great future for Lincoln county.
What ought we to do about cot-
ton? Cotton is king? No, fellowr
farmers, we are the kings! Cotton
is our servant. We no longer shall
lie slaves to cotton. We will be
masters. Cotton shall serve us. It
will build us better homes; pay off
our chattel mortgages; educate our
children. Cotton will bring happi-
ness and prosperity to our south-
land. But how?
We are going to get away from
the “old settler system” of raising
cotton, and adopt the demonstration
system. What is it? Stop raising
only a quarter of a bale per acre
and raise a bale or more. Aside
from the picking it doesn’t cost any
more to raise a bale than a quarter.
This year we will take an acre
of the best land we have; prepare
it carefully; plant the very best cot-
ton seed we can procure; cultivate
once every ten days until the crop
is made. We are going through the
cotton patch and cut out every poor
stalk of cotton before it fruits. We
may have only half a stand left, blit
it will be of the finest. From the
finest of the stalks we will gather
the earliest, largest center Dolls for
seed in our seed site another year
and plant the balance for field cul-
ture. Our seed plat for next year
will he planted to cow peas and the
entire crop plowed under. We will
then have our seed bed in tlie pink
of condition, upon which we will
plant our most carefully selected
seed. We will soon note the differ-
ence from such good seed. The im-
provement will be so great that we
will soon enlarge our seed site from
one to ten acres. Then we will have
improved seed to sell to outsiders
at a good price. Oklahoma is ship-
ping carloads of cotton seed from
Texas. Why not raise it at home
and 'jc shipping out instead of in?
When we demonstrate that the
government demonstration system
pays we will plant half of our farms
to cow peas every year; have plenty
of hay for our horses, cows and hogs
and a paying crop of cotton upon
the land Hie following year.
One cotton farmer went crazy—
cow pea crazy. Planted his whole
place to an early variety of cow
peas. Plowed them under and
planted again. How they grew! The
cow pea pods upon the second crop
were great, long, lusty fellows. He
picked the pods for seed; cut
enough of the vines for hay for his
stock and plowed the balance under,
lie sold the peas for more than he
had been receiving for ids cotton
crop. Ills cotton crop the next year
was fourfold its former yield.
I We are all kings. Cotton is our
i obedient, faithful servant.
We have one of the richest heri-
tages that, the Almighty lias ever
given any people. ..J?'
The whole world is looking to the-'
south for cotton. They must have
it. Why not make them pay for
it? We are the kings! If they want
to buy our servant—cotton—let
are two million bales short now—-
hence the fancy price. We must,
not glut the market by overproduc-
tion. Keep the world guessing as
to the supply, and we guess the cot-
ton fanner will be amply paid for
his labor in the cotton field.
But how about this cow pea deal
whereby we will soon increase our
cotton yield four fold? Four times
the cotton? One-fourth tlie price?
No; but one acre for cotton; three
for corn, potatoes, wheat, oats, Ber-
muda grass, alfalfa, tomatoes, hog
pasture and forage crops; horse,
mule and row pastures and feed; a
good fruit and vegetable garden; a
happy home all free from debt in
our sunny southland, with “Mollie
and the kids, don’t you know.”
A bunch of fanners ami others
were up before the grand Jury last
week to tell what they knew about
vided by Uncle Sam, the band ap-
peared early and began playing the
“Conquering Hero,” etc. Adjutant
General Frank I,. Canton, much
hearty support and enhtusiasm of the question, “Resolved, That the
their various schools, and some ex- Oklahoma Constitutional Provision
cellent rooting was done. Chandler , Pertaining to Prohibition Should Re-
am! Stroud were the loudest In their main Irrevocable for the Adopted
exorcises, and in the humble judg- Period of Twenty-one Years." Af-
tnent of The Tribune editor, Her-[firmed by Clifford Botts of Prague i mystified, called In First Lieutenant
mina Lynch should be awarded first j and William Cordell of Chandler, 1 Bert Garrison, In charge of the band,
prize for rooting. The occasion was and denied by Roy Bradshaw of ;ani1 asked him who had ordered out
thoroughly enjoyed and good humor Chandler and Gordon Stout of Agra. (the First regiment band. Tlie first
characterized each event. The losers | The boys all proved themselves lieutenant admitted that they had
were all good losers, and the win- masters of the art of debating, and sone forth with his approval, Gen-
ners were all modest and magnani-; the vicious attack of Roy Bradshaw jeral Danton ordered him to at once
'and the gallant defense of William j disband the musicians. Garrison
In the evening the Egbert opera Cordell were the events of the de- proffered his resignation instantly,
tin? dynamiting of the negro house
j ”f apple, peach, plum and cherry J south of Chandler a couple of weeks
in the uniforms pro- j trees, covering eighty acres of fine ago. It is said that the negroes
rolling upland. The six acres of
blackberries, beautiful beyond com-
pare; and twelve acres of bounti-
fully bearing grapevines. Lincoln
county from this orchard furnished
eighteen of the twenty largest ap-
ples at the 1904 world’s fair at St.
Louts. Here we found several of
the largest apple trees we ever saw.
All trees and vines are thrifty and
just now blossoming in profusion.
In fact, Dreamland fruit farm is a
bouquet of flowers covering one (exaggerated.
have been quite boisterous since a
few whites have urged them on, un-
til it is dangerous to pass along the
road. One instance was reported
where a negro came to town, filled
up on bootleg, started home, and
meeting a white man, ordered him
to give tlie road,, Impressing the
white man with the idea that he
meant business, by punctuating his
remarks with a shot gun. This is
only remarks, and the story may be
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