The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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OFFICIAL COUNTY PAPER LINCOLN COUNTY, OKLAHOMA
THE CHANDLER TRIBUNE
CHANDLER, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 21, 1914
«RA\ » ARMY REUNION
AT STILLWATER, MAY 21
Guthrie, May 19.—Col. I.. C. Coffin
commander of the department of Ok-
lahoma, Grand Army of the Repub
lie, i. issued his final orders for
the coming encampment, which will
convert at Stillwater May 21 and con-
tinu> :’cr three days.
The encampment not only.! brings
the o' Ter.s and delegates of the
Grand Army together for their an-
nual i -iness sessions, hut also brings
the nish war veterans together
in anr ul convention. Likewise arc
the o ' ers and delegates of the
state '. A. R , the Ladies of the G. A.
R., the cons of the.Veterans and their
auxild; y, the Daughters, as well as
the a iary of the Spanish war vet-
The -ecent visit to Oklahoma of
the "ationat commander-in-chief.
Wash 'itan Gardner, will make it
impos Te for him to again visit this
depai rent so soon in an official ca-
pacity, out.Col. T. II. Soward, of
Guth, the senior vice commander-
in-chic' will be present during the
entire encampment. The people of
Stillwr -r have made all arrange
menl r the encampment.
The "timing Grand Army encamp-
ment " ay take neccesary steps look-
ing to e proper presentation of the
nation: 1 encampment at Detroit in
Augur-, of the name of T. H. Soward
for promotion to commander-in-chief
of the national, organization.
7 Dt S IN WEEK, COURT I)E-
they would have paid admissions
daily of 1,000, involving a loss on
the whole season of nineteen" days,
$19,000 it is alleged.
It is asserted that defendants,
Frank Canton and Winfield Scott, at
the direction of Lee Cruce, proceeded
WnsVigton, May 19.—By sustain-
ing tee contention that there are
seven ’ays in a week, the court of
claim Tonday denied the right of 27
radio;: to sue the United States
for $31 90,000 for carrying mail.
Uni I 1907, the railroads were paid
on a ■ _n which called for dividing
the wc -:’s mail by six to secure the
daily npensation, on the theory
that !’■■» roads transported mail on
only days. When the week was
increa-rd one day, the railroads sued
contem g that they stood to lose
CRll C SUED BY RACE PRO-
with an armed force of men number-
ing about 100, some with rifles equip
ped with bayonets, some with revolv
ers or other arms, and this force in-
vaded the field, excluding therefrom
the plaintiff, his employes, patrons
and all persons who had come to the |
grounds to witness the racing exhi
bition. It is further alleged that the
defendants caused certain of their as-
sociates and the servants and men in
their employ to discharge rifles and
revolvers at and toward the persons
who were on the grounds and engag :
ed in carrying on said races.
According to the petition, members
of the guard threatened to shoot and
take the life of any persons who
should persevere in attempting fur-
ther to carry on the racing contests j
and the defendants forcibly arrested
and detained several persons who at-
tempted to enter the grounds.
TRUTH, DEMAND OF PACKAGE
Okl.ma City, May 19.—Suit ask-
ing j".Ament for $39,290 against
Govcr.v - Lee Cruce, Adjutant Gen-
eral F ink Canton and Major Win-
field S-ttt as damages for refusing
to alh • the recent Tulsa race meet
to pro,-ed, was filed in district court
Saturn .- by R. .1. Allison, who rep-
resent- nimself as having been les-
see of te Tulsa fair grounds at the
time the meet was supposed to have
taken r ace It is alleged that the
races -re prevented maliciously and
the portion sets forth a demand for
$29,291 as actual compensatory dam-
ages a : $10,000 as exemplary dam-
Alii o', asserts that he has a lease
on for' acres at Tulha, known as the
Tulsn 'air grounds, and that on
March f. 1914, he began making ar-
rangements for a race meet to he held
or. Ai 11, 1914, and continuing un-
til (Via 2, 1914. The event was ad-
vertised at a cost of $1,050 to plain-
tiff, il '- alleged.
Aero ding to the petition, various
other heavy expenses were incurred
It i- a -ged that improvements were
made stable accomodations, which
cost 81,200 and the owners of the
land ' • e paid $1,000 as rent for ll.o
sensor. The sum of $4,850 was pa d
to bring 300 horses to Tulsa for '! >
racing ■ xhibit'on, it is charged.
Tin- anagement proposed to h. ;-!
the ia - according to the rules . :'
the Av-rican Jockey club, says pe-
tition, nd in complying with si. I.
was necessary to emplo\ a
tsr, judge and an associ ,!e
superintend and decide in
i the racing contests. Those
were employed at a cost of
da,, it is alleged, and the
money expe.-iJod in this direct. >n
amooi: - 1 iri all to $2,000.
The reparations and improvem it
of ihi ace track at the Tulsa fir
grouni cost $100, says petition, and
pursun: to these reparations, the
ground; wei ; opened for the public
Api-ii 1, 1914, when arrangements
had been made to charge an admit
lance ■ of 75c for each person at-
tending. Large numbers came to
Tulsa . see tiie-e exhibitions and ex-
cept fj: the- acts of the defend its,
Washington, May20.—After Sep-
tember 3 the government will begin
collecting penalties for violations of
that provision of the pure food and
drug act which requires merchants to
tell the public the truth about the net
weight contained in packages and
Regulations have just been form-
ulated by the department of agricul-
ture, the delay being due to the fact
that the amendment, when passed,
deferred the collection of penalties
until the date above named. In fu-
ture any liquir or solin shipped in in-
terstate commerce must be in pack-
ages which tell the truth about the
quantity of their contents.
The packages must he plainly
marked, bottles or other containers
holding more than two ounces aver-
dupoise, or more than one fluid ounce
must state thj net Height or volume
of the contents. The measure must
he stated in pounds, and ounces, gal-
lons, quarts, pints, or fluid ounces,
United States standard bushels, half
bushels, pecks, quarts, pints or half
The contents may be expressed in
terms of metric weight or measure
if the dealer so frefers. The quan
tity stated on the container must
represent the actual quantity of food
exclusive of wrappings and container.
GUSHER AT BROYLES’
CITY OF CHANDLER
STATE OF OKLAHOMA
DECORATION DAY PROCLAMATION
Each year, a day is set apart for special remeni-
berance of the Nation's honored dead. It is fitting
that the Nation should do this- In so doing we do but
crystallize into a single memorial occasion the Nations
undying sentiment every day by day deep in the
hearts of her surviving citizens, greateful benefic-
iaries of the heritage derived from her patriot sol-
In keeping with the custom practiced each year
throughout the nation with every increasing tender-
ness of pride and growing patriotism, I hereby call
upon the people of the City of Chandler, State of Okla-
homa to observe, with loving tribute of honor and
praise for our soldiers living, the recurring annivers-
ary of the Nation’s remembrance, Decoration Day,
May 30th, 1914. ,
In accordance with the above proclamation, 1
would request that all citizens of Chandler unite in
paying proper respect to Memorial Day and suggest
that all business be suspended from one o’clock p. m.
until three o’clock p. m., that those who wish may at-
tend the services.
Give the protectors and defenders of our Union
and Nation, who offered their lives that you might
prosper, the “Right of Way” on this occasion.
I most earnestly urge upon all loyal citizens to
aid those veterans in the performance of the Sacred
Duty devolving upon them.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of the City of Chandler to be af-
fixed, this 18th day of May, 1914-
A. B. OLESON,
J. BART FOSTER,
The New Ripley Oil Field Opened-
Oil Forced Above the Derrick
500 arrel Well.
Dave Dibler, 27, Sparks; Pearl
Ethel Holman, 18, Sparks.
Alex Smith, 22, Chandler;
Frances Boxley, 19, Chandler.
James C. Howell, 32, Sapulpa; Ol-
lie Luttrell, 22, Ada, Okla.
Wm. Edward Hardin, 21, Sparks;
Heather Della Day, 18, Stroud.
POSTOFFICE AT CHEROKEE
Cherokee, Okla., May 17.—The
A gusher was struck on the Broyl- Cherokee postoffice was robbed about
es farm, Section 23-18-4 east, two 1 i0 o’clock last night by three masked
miles east of Ripley, at a depth of! , «... „ ,
mno e * t' . . _ , , burglars. Assistant postmaster Carl
18t>0 feet. Gas was struck Saturday
night about midnight, after the drill 1’conard was in the off>ee at the tim?
had penetrated about one foot in a an^ was held up at the point ol' a
stray sand, which was at once called gun, hound and gaged. He laid on the
"Broyles” sand. Drilling was sus- fioor on the office al) ni(;ht unable tn
pended and the well brought itself in • , .. , , ,
move and was discovered by the mail
Sunday miming at ten o’clock and
gushed ten feet over the derrick.
It is estimated by experts to be
from 500 to 1000 barrel well and the
quality very fine, specific gravity
test 43, which is much better than
the Cushing field. Three additional
derricks are on the way to the fields
which will he thoroughly tested out.
Ripley feels very much elated / as
drilling is being done on three sides' nlthough it is known that a cun
of the town and no test is more than
messenger at 0 o’clock Saturday
morning. He was in a serious con-
dition when found. His mouth had
been crammed full of cotton waste
and tied. His arms and legs were
tied with the electric light cords. Un-
til an inspector from the postoffice
department arrives it will be impo.;
sihle to tell the amount of the rob
STILLWELL RUSSELL DEAD.
Judge Russell died at his apart-
ments at the Lee-Huckins hotel in
Oklahoma City Saturday morning
about 8:30. He had been feeling had
for a day or two hut death came sud-
denly and was a great shock to Mrs.
Russel] who was alone with him at
Judge Russell of Ardmore was ap-
pointed by Governor Cruce as Justice
of the Supreme Court to succeed
Judge Williams, resigned and had
served about two months.
The body was taken from Oklaho-
ma City to his home at Ardmore
Sunday afternoon, accompanied by
twelve pall hearers and a large party
of friends. Funeral services were
held at Ardmore Wednesday morn-
Judge Russell was a man of state
wide acquaintance and was before the
people for re-election to the office he
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bruce left
Sunday for St. Louis. On Tuesday
evening Mrs. J. L. Squires and chil-
dren left for St. Louis to join Mrs.
three miles out.
This opens up an entirely new field
which will be known as the Ripley
field. Many prospectors are on the
ground and the excitement is intense.
The Morehead Well.
The Morehead well is due. Drill-
ing is stopped on top the Layton sand
awaiting 5 3-4 inch casing which will
he here tomorrow. There is every
indication that a gusher will be
brought in here. This well located in
section 26-18-3 east, which is two
miles west of Ripley.—Ripley Bulle-
siderable amount of stamps were
stolen. There is no clue to the rob-
bery, although Sheriff Duncan :
searching the surrounding county
Bruce, they will both go to their old
home in Virginia to visit several
month. They will spend some time
with relatives in Pennsylvania.
LLETINS ON COTTON
Harris Barksdale came home .-'ur-
day from the south where he had
been on business. Mr. Barbsdale has
been promoted as manager of the
largest cotton oil mill in the south
at Jackson, Miss. Mr. and Mrs Bark. -
dale left Wednesday noon for their
new home. They have made man.
warm friends while they resided :
and in Texas and Oklahoma crops I HENSHAW ARGUES
are late and cultivation is badly need
ed. The trucking districts of the
south aue generally needing rain and
growth has been slow on account of
“In Oklahoma the cloudy wet and
cool weather has been favorable for
wheat, which has made good growth
and is heading in splendid condition.
As a rule, oats also made satisfac-
“Practically all other crops suffer-
ed as a result of unusually low tem-
peratures, excessive moistures and
lack of sunshine. Corn and cotton
especially need warm dry weather.
Some cotton will have to he re-
planted. Some corn is turning yel •
low but is Mot seriously injured yet.
The first cutting of alfalfa has been
harvested under adverse conditions.
2-CENT FARE CASE
MUDDLE LEAVES LAWS AT
MERCY OF BOOTLEGGER.
Oklahoma City, May 20.—Prohi-
bition laws in Oklahoniu county were
left entirely at the mercy of the boot-
leggers Tuesday when County At-
torney Pope announced that the at-
torney general’s office had refused to
issue warrants for the arrest of al-
Pope declared a second time Tues-
day that he would take no action in
prosecuting bootlegging cases until
the governor revoked his order di-
recting West to bring prosecutions
or until the attorney general showed
by his actions that he no longer in-
tended to bring prosecutions.
Pope in a letter to the attorney
general Monday said that he would
hereafter turn over ul! bootlegging
evidence he secured to the stute of-
fice in view of the fact that during
recent prosecutions by the attorney
general it had been contended thaf
the power of the attorney general
superseded that of the county attor-
ney, because the prosecutions had
been brought at the direction of the
When Sheriff Binion, asked Pope
for warrants Monday for alleged vio-
lations in Packingtown Saturday
night the county attorney refused
and referred the sheriff to Attorney
West is out of the city and the re-
fusal to issue the warrants asked for
by Deputy Sheriff Smith Tuesday
came from the attorney general’s as-
sistants, according to Pope.
“Just as soon as West either by
his action or by speech shows that
he no longer expects to take the pow-
er of prosecuting the bootleggers out
of my hands I will again assume the
responsibility and prosecute vigor
ously,” said Pope Tuesday. “Or
should the governor revoke his in-
structions to West 1 would again take
charge of the matter. But until I
know definitely where I stand I am
able to do nothing.
“It is not a fact that West has
brought prosecutions against certain
big cases and let all others go. For
example he filed a case in the coun-
ty court since the big prosecutions,
charging the offense of transporting
“Under the present arrangement it
seems that West would take just the
cases he wants to prosecute and leave
all others for me to handle.”
When two bootlegging cases were
called for trial in the county court
Tuesday Pope was present and asked
for a continuance. The county at-
torney said that it would he impos-
sible to prosecute until the attorn *v
Corporation Commissioner Georg1*
A. Henshaw, who has been in Wash-
ington several days where he argued
the Oklahoma-Arkansas-Missouri 2-
eent rate case before the interstata
commerce commission, will be home
Wednesday or Thursday, according to
a telegram received Monday after-
noon by Colonel Jack Love, chair-
man of the commission.
Mr. Henshaw made the principal
argument before the national commis-
sion in behalf of Oklahoma’s claims
in the case. In the course of his ar-
gument, he showed by actual records
in Oklahoma that railroads were do-
ing a greater volume of business, and
earning as much money under the 2-
( ent rate as they did when the 2-cert
rate was in effect. Mr. Henshaw
made special reference to the Iron
Mountain and Southern which has
never charged anything but the 2-
cent rate in Oklahoma, and which
load shows a healthy financial con-
Mr. Henshaw did not state in the
telegram what success, if any, was
obtained on the request for govern-
men oil tankage in the Healdton and
Chandler is getting suite a
tation as being the home of so many
state wide men. Last week at the
State Firemen’s convention at Ok-
lahoma City J. Bart Foster was el-
ected president of the Firemen’s as-
sociation, and at the close of the
Modern Woodmen convention held at
Tulsa last week with about 100 del-
egutej present our townsman Fred
A. Wagoner was elected State Con-
sul of the M. W. A.
HOLD CONVENTION. j
Representatives from 45 counties
assembled at the Lee-Huckins hotel
Tuesday in the annual meeting of
county school superintendents, it
was predicted by convention officials
Tuesday that practically every coun-
ty in the state would he represented
in the afternoon session.
Brief reports were heard from the
county school officials Tuesday morn-
ing on roll call. Five minutes was al-
loted to each superintendent. The
hearing of the reports took up the en-
tire morning and the regular pro-
gram did not commence until the aft
The state spelling contest was held
at Oklahoma City Tuesday and Wed
nesday, 49 counties represented. The
first contest was 250 written words,
with Margie Fithen from Woodward
county and Edith Main from Lin-
coln county in the lead. Then an or-
al contest of 250 words between these
two, both contestants missing a word.
They pronounced a hundred or more
words from the dictionary with the
result that Woodward won first prize
and Edith Main of Lincoln received
a medal for second prize. We are ad
very proud of Miss Edith as a speller.
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general decided either to taka over
all the cases in the county or step
aside to permit the county att
office to take charge.
AUNT DINAH SAYS
BY C. M. F.
The first of a new series of bulle-
tins, covering weather and crop in |
the cotton belt, was issued by the lo- *
cal office of the weather bureau I
Tuesday. It, will be repeated each !
Tuesday dealing with conditions for*
the week ending Monday.
‘‘Crops made but little progress
over the entire cotton belt during the
week,” said the first bulletin. “Low!
temperatures and lack of moisture
our city. Mr. Barksdale is a good delayed germination and retarded
, town booster and Mrs. Barksdale growth in the eatern portion of the
Evangelist Ben M. Edwards of. leaves many friends and w ill '»«• belt but the fields were well euiti-
Vernon, Texas, begins revival serv- greatly missed in her social circle, vated."
Le* at the ' hristian church Lriday! We wish them success and happine s “In the western portion of the he'*
r ght. Lawton Constitution. in their southern home. i cold wet weather delayed plat
The eighteenth annual m
the Oklahoma Bankers ass-j
was held at the Folly theater
lahoma City last Friday and
day. The first day’s atte" iar
1 ,‘500 hut before the close u
sion 1,500 had been enroll.*
Many prominent hankers ,
sent. A good business
held and many things of inte
bankers were discussed.
Many social features had * .*•
ned and arranged by the e-
ment committee for
ladies of the association
II. M. Spalding of Eni
president and Tulsa ext
vitation to the executiv
for the next annual nuv
| ,2> Jf
Lawzee, Chile, l done seed whar do-
editors am shore gwine to wear lit-
tle RED WAGON YARD at de meet-
in' next yeer at Guthrie.
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