Colony Courier (Colony, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1917 Page: 2 of 8
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CATTLE RUSTLERS DRIVEN
OFF IN NEW MEXICO.
Ohlafcoaw City.—John D. A||Mr
| deposed as Mtrturr of Um republican
•tata committee hut nawr. wan
unanimously reinstated to that poei-
Uon at the meeting at Um eonunltton
kora laat waafe.
Duo chiefly to tka praoanea and af-
tons at Jim McOraw at Peace City,
who to republican national eaaunittae-
bnr, tka meeting waa frea from aitar-
aal dtocord. Mr. McOraw did not a4-
draaa tka mealing. but Informal can-
fareacaa wttk members of the* Gets*,
tor and Baarty fact Iona avartad tka
•gbt which aaamad imminent.
Oaa at tba kiggaat acta of tha meet-
tag waa tha adoption at a mamorlal tn
tka atata aaaata aabtag that It refaam
to conlrm tha appalatmaot of H. B.
Baalar. appototad by tba governor an
tba republican mambar of tha atatw
alaction board. It bad boon predicta4
that tha mtattag wonsg indwraa Baal-
FEDERAL CENSUS BUREAU
GIVES OKLAHOMA CITY
POPULATION OF 92M3
one HRS * THE STATE
Tba eoaunlttaa apprevad tba deeig-
nation of It L. Robertson as tbe re-
publican mambar of tha alactloa board
in enaa tba fair al action Jgw new lu
litigation to fadad to bare paaaod. (f
tba appointment to to ba made under
tha old law. tba committee naked that
tha garernoa aetoct one of Ire per-
sona named aa tha republican mamba”.
Tha Ire ware 8. O. Victor. Afton; J.
O. MeKelvy, Medford; L. O. Shoop,
Parry; Wirt Randolph. Wyanewood,
and J. H. Anderson. Weatherford.
Tba eoaunlttaa than authorised thn
raising of funds to prosecute tha fair
election law contest.
The now executive committee cew>
stats of Grant McCullough. Tulsa;
Herb House. Muskogee; Will Burk-
hart. Smithvllle; Ewers White. Mc-
Lood; Prod Bearly. Oklahoma City;
J. W. Kayser. Chiekasha; J. H. Ander-
son. Weatherford; H. O. McKeerer.
Enid; Jamas E. Gresham. Wewoka,
and W. H. P. Trudgeoa. Oklahoma
Population of other Oklahoma cities
to as fallows: Ardmore. 10.4*3; Chick
asha. 1S.44T; Bald. 20.307; Outhrie.
[ 13.033; McAtostar. 18.501; Muskogee,
44413; Sapulpa. 13433; Shawnee.
13.13* and Tulsa. 30478. Tha popula-
tion of Tulsa in 1010 to given at
1*4*3 and that of Muskogee at 38.73$.
I Tba land ana of Oklahoma City at
tba present time to 10443 acres. Ana
of Tulsa Is 3.3434; Muskogee. B.44*;
Sapulpa. 1440; Shawnee. 1.430; Ard-
more. 2487; Chiekasha, 14774; Enid.
8.440; Outhrie. 3.00*. and McAtostar.
Oklahoma to seventeenth la tba
United States in point of grooa area
70.087 square miles, of which <3.414
square miles to land and *43 square
miles water. Tba population of the
state In 1310 waa 1487.1S5 and in 1313
3403.3*1. Population par square mile
six yean ago was 334; at tba present
time It to 31.7.
| la tba census of l*t*. tba population
of tha state in municipalities was IBS,-
7*7 and outside municipalities. 1,471.-
333. Six years later the proportion
has ablfted to 375,853 In monlcipali-
[ ties and 142*423 outside.
Of Oklahoma City's entire popula-
tion. 33440 an white and 3,603 are
colored. The colored population of
this city to surpassed by only one
other In the state, Muskogee, which
has a^ white population of 30.333 and
13,836 negroes. Ardmore has 8.333 >
whites and 1,823 negroes; Chiekasha,
13,337 whites and 2410 negroes; Guth-
rie, 9437 whites and 2,738 negroes;
McAIester, 13,768 whites and 4,72* ne-
groes; Tulsa. 26,394 whites and 3,531
The entire state has a white popu-
lation of 1,444,531 and a colored popu-
lation of 212,624.
Oklahoma City’s colored population
In 1910 was 6,808.
ATTEMPT ALFONSO’S LIFE.
——. *» ltoktoo City against lnoor-
•MMloa la the new constitution of
fMvfatoas limiting property holdings
m foreigners and providing for other
•Wtrtattoas of the rights of foreign-
v—made after the receipt at the
*3f* department of auamroua com-
•*•*■*• Americans with property
jBMeileo. Enact meat of such const!-
y*°—11 Provisions may prove cause
■or diplomatic entanglements not only
•Jjb the United States government
hat with other governments whose aa-
tleaals have Invested la Mexico.
Secretary Lansing's protest against
the adoption of a provision for confls-
••Hon oT property was based on the
proposed article la which It Is
Washington.—A number of Com-
anche Indians, beaded by Wilbur
Peawo of Fletcher, Okla'.. have
reached Washington for the purposw
of presenting tribal grievances. Cou-
misisoner Sells and Congressman
Ferris have both listened to their
story. Their chief conrpallnt consists,
in the fact that their tribal payments,
‘in some Instances, have been beld
up for the reason that the Indians re-
fuse to adhere to regulations sought
to be enforced by Superintendent C.
V. Stinchecum of the Kiowa agency
with respect to the “ghost” and
“gift” dances. The Indians’ version
is; “White man. be dance—why not
let Indiani dance?" Tbe Kiowa su-
perintendent claims the dances ar»
Aa official report from London says
that In the engagement with tba Brlt-
tob light forces, “not far from the
Dutch coast,” one of the German de-
stroy are was sunn •«»<* tba ranmtadar
scattered, in tbe other flvht, which
occurred off Iceland, a British de-
stroy ar waa struck by a German tor-
|P*d°. killing three ofloare and forty-
I four men of the crew. Tbe damaged
craft waa later sunk by ships of bar
Reports from 7umiden, received by
I Reuter’s Telegram Company via Am-
sterdam. say that German torpedo
I boeta attempted to leave Zeebruggs I
I avoid tba loa, which waa vary thick.
They werelmmediataly attacked by a
I large British squadron. Tbs action
opened at abort range and early in tha
1 flght tha bridge of the Gorman destroy-
I ar V-*3 was swept away by a direct
I bit, tba commanded end two other of-1
floors being killed.
Tbe V-*9 flred one torpedo and was
than hit by Brlttoh shells, which
I knocked the funnel flat on the deck
land put n bole In tbs fore port of the I
vessel. Her guns appeared not to
have been damaged.
Tha crew of the V-69 numbered
! shout sixty. It would appear from tbe I
stataomants of the men that seven I
other German vessels ware sunk. Tka I
V-69 belonged to the home fleet.
Unofficial advlcea from Holland say I
that from two to seven German ships I
ware sunk and others severely damsg- I
ed and that one of tha latter waa
towed Into Ypulden with twsnty dead
on board, while sxlteen severely
wounded were landed by a Dutch
Here are tha principal points to
the president's epochal address to
That a lasting peace In flw-
repn cannot be a peace at vic-
tory for either aide.
•That peace must ho followed
by a definite concert at pewer
to aaeure the world that no
catastrophe ef war shall over-
whelm it again.
That In aueh a concert ef
power, the United States can-
not withheld He participation
So guarantee pease and Justlea
throughout the world.
That before a pease to made
the United Matos government
should frankly formulate the
conditions upon which H would
feel Justified In asking the
American people for their for-
mal and solemn adherence.
"Private property shall not be seised
wr pvbtlo parpoNA without eomptOHa*
tton. The need of utility* of such seis-
«* shell bo determined by the proper
authority but In the event tof nay die*
agreement no to tanas the appropria-
tion shell bo carried out by the Ju-
Objection to a ebaago In tba pro-
‘ ktolons for tbo expulsion of foreigners
was caused by phraseology that ap-
pdars to permit of no opportunity for
the accused to show cans# why ba
Should not bo expelled.
catastrophe was averted. The King
Alfonso royal train was preceded by
a freight train, tbe engineer of which
saw the obstruction on the track and
removed It. Neither tbe royal train
nor tbe freight suffered any daatnge.
Tbe police have arrested Two men,
on one of whom was found code let-
ters from Barcelona.
This makes six or seven unsuccess-
ful attempts on tbs king's life.
NEW SCHOOLS AT CAPITAL
Washington.—Whether tba United
States shall enter a world peace
[ league and. as many contend, thereby
abandon Its traditional policy of Iso-
lation and no entangling alliances, waa
laid squarely before congress and tha
country by President Wilson In a per-
sonal address to tbs sonata. I
For the first time In more than a
hundred years ths president appeared
HOGS ARE $10.90 PER CWT,
Highest Pries Ever Reeeivd On thw
Oklahoma City Market.
Oklahoma City.—Hogs sold for
$10.90 at the Offiehoma City market
last week—the highest price since its
establishment in 1909. The greatest
price ever paid was 910.85, last Sep-
THE LAURENTIC QOES DOWN
British Lass Big Auxiliary Cruiser
Off Irish Coast.
London.—Tba British auxiliary
cruiser Laurentic of 14432 tons gross
has been sunk by a submarine or as
a result of striking a mine, according
to an official statement Issued by the
British admiralty. Twelve officers and
BETHLEHEM CUTS A MELON
•bare haldare In Schwab's Company
Draw 310 Par Cant
tember. Pork on the hoof was selling;
here at from 25 to cents more than,
the previous week and at from |2.6»
to 13.90 more than one year ago.
. The-reason for the high prices, ac-
cording to W. R. Martlueau of the
Oklahoma Livestock News, to slack
In tha aenate chamber to discuss tha
nation’s foreign relations after tha
manner of Washington, Adams and
Madison. Ths effect waa to leave con-
gress, all official quarters and tha for-
eign diplomats amssed and bewild-
I ered. immediately there aroee a
I sharp division of opposition over the
propriety as well as the substance of
I the president's proposal.
"It is clear to every man who
thinks,” the president told the senate,
I “that there Is In this promise no
breach In either our traditions or our ___________________ ________
policy as a nation, but a fulfillment led the southern estuary of tbe Danube
rather of all that we have professed near Tultcha and have maintained
or striven for. themselves on the north hank against
"I am proposing, as It were, that tha * Russian attack. Thla brings the In-
nations should with one accord adopt I Madera close to the Bessarabian fron-
the doctrine of President Monroe as tlar-
the doctrine of the world; that no na- On the Russian front.Mn tha regions
tlon should seek to extend Its policy of Lake Kuggerion and near Kalnsem
over any other nation or people, but the Germans hava delivered attacks
that every people should be left free against tbe Russians. Both attacks
to determine their own policy, Its own were repulsed, the latter with heavy
way of development, unhindered, un- casualties, according to Petrograd. In
threatened, unafraid tbe little along Volhynla the Qermans successfully
from 71k por Ant to 10 par cent quar-
terly; recommended a 300 per cent
common stock dividend or bonne, and
nlao offered tba common atockholders
tbo right to subscribe to 915.000,000
now stock at par on tbe basis of share
for ahare of present holdings.
This action was mads possible by a
proposed Increase of the common
stock from 115,000.000 to 180,000.000.
The plan regarding the now stock Is
to ho submitted to shareholders at a
•pectel meeting February 14. Inas-
much na Charles M. Schwab, chair-
■un of ths eorporatlon and his friends
Ufa believed to control the present
•took Issue It Is virtually assured that i
tha proposition on the whole will bs
The usual annual dividend of 7 par
eant on the preferred stock payable In
four quarterly Installmeata also was
Bantings of tha Bethlehem Steel
109 men ware saved.
Tbe admiralty statement adds that
tha vassal went down off tha Irish
On tha Bukowlna-Roumanla front
between the towns of Jacobeni and
Ktmpolung, tbe Russians have deliv-
ered a vicious attack which resulted
In the piercing of the line of the Teu-
tonic allies all over a front of nearly
JUDGE W. B. HEROD DEA0.
Had Served Two Terms as Assistant
PLAN SAND CLAY ROAD
New Highway Bslng Constructed
Across Cleveland County.
-Judge W. B. Herod, assist-
ant United States district attorney of
the western Oklahoma district under
John Embry and John Fain, up to the
fall of 1915, died at his home bore last
week. Mr. Herod was assistant coun-
ty attorney of Logan county.
JiMge Herod was born September
33, 1846, at Falmouth, Ky. Whan a boy
ha moved with his parents to Ladoga,
*®d., where ha enlisted In the Seventy-
eighth Infantry In July, 1369, serving
less than a year. After tha war he
taught and studied law, and In 1979
was graduated from Ann Arbor law
school. In 118* he married Mary Par-
mails Otterman at Ladoga, and moved
to Kingman, Kan., In 1899, and to
Outbria In 1199. Hla wife died a year
ago. Ha leaves two eona and a
Judge Herod waa an active member
of tba Hartrsnft Poet No. 3, O. A. It,
and at tha time af hie death waa pa-
triotle Instructor. Early In Ufa ba
Joined tha Christian church.
•hart Llhertj^ far Napra Murderer.
Pradorlck.—Charles Young, a ne-
gro accused of the murder of Oaorga
Good a white man, December |, 191*.
wan found guilty ’ In dlstrlot court
and his punishment fixed at death.
Shortly after tha Jury had retired to
consider Its verdict and Youfig had
been returned to Jail, tha Jailor In re- 1
moving soma othsr prisoners, loft the I
call door unlatched and Young with
snntlmr nngrn escaped. Many eltlien* 1
Joined In the rirsroh for him, and he
was en pi m od an hour and a half later 1
•e e ravine east of Pradarick. .
Norman.—A sand-clay road across
Cleveland county is to be built by tho
Norman chamber bf commerce and
the farmers of Cleveland county, un-
according to a
two miles. Numerous prisoners and
a considerable amount of booty fall
into the hands of the Russians.' Ber-
lin sdmlta the withdrawal of ths Teu-
tonic forces along tha Golden Bystrlt-
■a river In this region, saying that It
was necessitated in the face of super-
ior Russian forces.
Between Lea Kpsrges and tha Ca-
lonne trench, north of Verdun, ths
French hava carried out a successful
attack against tha Germans, taking
trenches from tha troops of tho Oar
man erown prlncs. North of tho river
Somme, near La Transloya, tha Brit-
ish In attaoke hava captured trenches
from the Germans snd carried out auo-
oeeeful raids near Neuvllla St. Faust
and northeast of Fasteubert.
In northwest Russia, on tha Riga
•aetor, considerable fighting contin-
ues. Here both Berlin and Petrograd
der the direction of the
county commissioners, r _
statement made by Dr. A. *H.~ Van
Vleet, president of the chnmber of
commerce and chairman of the gooff
roads committee of that organisation.
Tha road Is on tha route running
through ChlcksBha, Blanchard, Nor-
man and Shawnee and orosaps thw
Norman-Canadian bridge, claimed by
Cleveland county people to be thw
best wagon bridge on the entlrw
course of the South Canadian.
JBIght mites of tha road hava al-
ready been Improved and work wilt
soon begin on the remaining twenty-
four. Tha construction Is to ha oar-
ried on entirely by donations of nionep
£«tol Auto Accident at ehlakaaba.
Chiekasha.—Mrs. Jamas Bennett*
°* ■ **rF *ood« salesman, was
fbrb thair own affairs with Influence
Introduced from without. There are
no entangling, alliances in a concert
same sense, and with tha same pur-
of power. When all unite to aot la tho
aaae aanaa, and with tha same pur-
pose, all act la tha eommon iatereot
and are free to live thair own lives un-
der a eommon protection.
”1 am proposing governmont by tha
consent of tho governed; that
freedom of tha eaaa which In Interna-
tional conference after conference
rapreaantatlvea of tha United States
have urged with the oloquwaoo of
thoee who ere convinced tfladptes of
liberty; and tho moderation of orna-
ments wbleh makes of armies and na-
rtae a power for order merely, not an
Instrument of ogcrooslon or of oolflah
reoord tha repulse of attacks.
Baboo Dead, Rather In Jell.
Tacoma, Wash.—Tho charred bodice
of the four small children of 8. A.
Hewitt, a railroad brakeman, ware
found In tho rulna of Howltt’a homo at
Ahum, Weak., near hare.
AMordlna to judge wil llsm A* Wans,
eounael for Mrs. Cody, the bulk of the
•state, valued at about 166,000, la to
■o to the widow. Thle does not in-
ffudo a valuable collection of trophies
which !■ also to become tha property
of Mra. Cody. Judge Walla alao stated
that a painting of Buffalo Bill by Pa-
ptoina, a noted Itallaa artist, will he
•toy* to tha olty of Denver by the
------ The coron-
er said there ware Indication! that tha
ohlldren had been killed by blows on
tha head and tha house than eat on
fire. Howltt was arrested and taken
to Jail at Beattie after a mob had
thraatanad violence. Baamlnatlons of
the bodies by the coroner revealed
that thair akulla had been crushed
All tha ohlldren ware Insured.
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