The Carter Express. (Carter, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, October 30, 1914 Page: 2 of 8
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High Cost of Tangoing Threatens Washington
WASHINGTON—Suffering snakes! The high cost of tangoing threatens
wl Washington. The poor old maxixe and the fox trot and the hippopota-
mus wiggle and all the rest of those wonderful contortions are going to be
soaked. So salth the American So-
ciety of Music Publishers, Composers
A wall of anxiety has arisen in
Washington. A number of thousand
dancers, hotel and restaurant pro-
prietors and orchestra leaders are
making noises indicative of deep dls-
Wusvc MjtBql [Iff I The plan of the A. S. 0. M. P. C.
A- A-. ,n brlef. 18 that royalties shall
V be paid to composers whose selec-
tions are whanged out in public
places where devotees of the modern dances most do congregate.
"Whadde you mean; tax?” inquired a muscular piano player who nightly
- rips the internals out of an unstrung tin-pan in an uptown establishment.
“These guys want the earth. Ain’t people got a right to dance without
payin’ a tax for it?”
A dear young thing who feels her day has been incomplete unless she
has danced from 8 p. m. until 2 a. m. waB almost in tears.
“We’ll fix their clock,” she asserted. "I know a young man who plays
the piano delightful. I’ll get him to make up some pieces.”
The brightest thought of the day came from a piano salesman who
nightly assaults a second violin in a dance hall.
"We should worry,” he said. "Why, if they put over a stunt like that
we’d take Wagner and Beethoven and some of those guys and liven 'em up
a little and they’d do almost as well as the junk that's being turned out
Aunty Watches the Antics of the Trick Aviator
1 S she watched the airship her upturned face reflected with maplike fai th-
is fulness the emotions that beset her.
“Dat man better stop his skylarkin’ up yander or de fus’ thing he knows
he's gwine come tumlin’ down head
fomus’—ain’t dat so, lady?”
The woman who happened to be
next took up the remark with a
friendliness due to that rare and
comfortable being, an "aunty” of the
"He's all right. You and I will
'5e sailing around like that sbme day
“Don’t count me in with you,
joney. Ain’t nobby gwine trick me
fflto flyin’ in de face of Heb’n, like
dat. De good Lawd made de yuth for man, an’ de sea for fish, an’ de air for
birds. An’ when man he start iD an' grab more’n his share*fum de fish an’ de
birds, den dis worl’ is bounter come to an end. Ain’t got any washin’ for
me, is you, lady? My madam whah I nusses shet up de house in de sum-
mer an’ ain’t come home yit on accounter de war, anni ben doin’ washes all
thoo de hot wevver, but now it’s turnin’ cool people don't change evy day,
an’ I gotta git me anuther wash. One gen’man cut so close last week that
he only gimme thutty cents. Lawser mercy, chile, look at dat fool man
swoopin’ roun’ dat capt’l like a swallow over a barn.
“Ain’t he a sight, though? Gimme cricks in my neck watch'n him. But
dat ain’t nothin’ to de misery In mah lef’ side. De doctor at de spens’ry
gimme black pills, but he ain’t drivv away de pain yit—ain’t it scanlous de
way dat man tempt Province—oh, mah Lawd, he liketer went dat time! Look
at him summersettln’. Oh, my Lawd!”
How Eddie the Infallible Failed in Diplomacy,
P DDIE the infallible failed the other day. Eddie the the courtly colored
“ messenger who guides diplomats into the office of the secretary of state.
It occurred in the secretary’s office, and Baron von Collenberg, late of
the German consular staff in Mexico,
should have left the room before Ed-
die ushered in the British ambassa-
dor, Sir Cecil Spring-Rice. The two
In the language of diplomacy, it
was a contremps. The polished
heels of the German baron clicked
sharply as he gazed sternly over the
head of Sir Cecil at the gallery of
former secretaries of state. Sir Ce-
cil drew himself up stiffly and be-
. came exclusively interested in the
view of Potomac park from the broad windows of Secretary Bryan’s office.
The baron bowed to Secretary Bryan and "exited.”
Baron von Collenberg had called on the secretary to ascertain if the
latter had been able to procure for him from the British ambassador a safe
conduct across the Atlantic to Holland. Sir Cecil was calling to assure the
secretary that he would grant the safe conduct.
Farm Women’s Mistake About Smith-Lever Act
MANY letters are being received by the United States department of agri-
Hfl culture which Indicate that farm women In various sections of the coun-
try have come to believe that the government is about to assist them with
grants of moitfey to individuals. This
unfortunate mistake which, it is xv (llt^0fP^l?TMEMT
feared, will be the cause of consid* °~ t»rc
erable disappointment, appears to ^ \ WCULTURE
have arisen through a misunderstand-
ing of the Smith-Lever act recently
passed by congress. Under this act
funds contributed both by the federal
and state governments are made
available for practical demonstration
work in agriculture and home eco-
nomics. Experts from the agricul-
tural colleges and county agents,
both men and women, are to show farmers and farm women the value of
modern methods in agriculture and housekeeping, and demonstrate the use
of labor-saving devices. The purposes of the act are thus entirely educa-
tional; and there are no provisions whatever for direct financial assistance.
This demonstration work which the Smith-Lever act is designed to pro-
mote has already met with considerable success in the states where it has
been started, but the additional funds now available will greatly increase
Its efficiency. To avail themselves to the full of its possibilities the depart-
ment officials recommend that farm women form local clubs and then com-
municate with the county agent or the state agricultural college. In this
way it will often be possible to secure a visit from the county agent or from
the home economics expert '
Ellia County Officials Scored.
Officials of Ellis county are severely
criticised for “their utter disregard
for official duties” in a report of an in-
vestigation of the administration of
county government in that county,
which was filed with Governor Lee
Cruce by State Examiner and Inspec-
tor Fred Parkinson.
Alleged practice of some of the coun-
ty officials in absenting themselves
from their offices, and permitting their
official work to be carried on in a
“careless” manner by assistants^ or
deputies is given as the ground for
While the investigation was in prog-
ress, the examiners say, “day after
day passed with superior officers ab-
sent, leaving their work to be done by
others.” Ouster proceedings against
the officials is recommended by the re-
port unless the alleged practice be dis-
The action of the officials in staying
away from their office, the report says,
demonstrates that by giving personal
attention to their public duties they
could dismiss their deputies, or assist-
ants, which would result in a substan-
tial saving to the county.”
An abundance of clerical errors due
to "carelessness,” and which have re-
sulted in financial loss to the taxpay-
ers, it is said, were found in official
records of several officials.
To Compile Report on State Schools.
Information blanks are now being
mailed out from the office of State
Superintendent R. H. Wilson to all
parochial and private schools in the
state asking for certain facts concern-
ing the schools. The information col-
lected will be incorporated |in the
biennial report of the department of
education for the past two fiscal years.
The questions asked are:
Name of school, location, number of
pupils enrolled, number of graduates,
number of teachers employed, num-
ber of years of common school work,
and of high school work; number of
buildings owned by the school; num-
ber of acres in the campus; value of
buildings, land and equipment-and
the name and address of the presi-
dent or superintendent.
McClelland Standing Pat.
“So long as I am state auditor the
claims will never be approved,” said
State Auditor Joe McClelland in re-
ply to the statement made several
days ago by State Superintendent R.
H. Wilson to the effect that the state
board of education, at its November
meeting would make an effort to se-
cure Auditor McClelland’s approval to
the salary claims of six teachers and
professors of the state university at
Norman, who are now on leave of ab
sence. The claims have been turned
down by the auditor.
Superintendent Wilson and the
board of education contend that inas-
much as the state pays only half sal-
ary to those who take the places of
the teachers and professors who are
granted a leave of absence, the state
loses nothing in the operation.
Gets Five Years For Horse Theft.
George Davis, a Wichita tough
pleaded guilty to horse stealing in the
district court here and was sentenced
to five years in the state penitentiary
by Judge Frank Mathews. He was
the first man sentenced for "that of
fense in Oklahoma county since the
19.12 state legislature enacted a meas
ure raising the minimum penalty for
theft of domestic animals from one
year to five years in prison. Davis
stole a horse and rig belonging tc
a farmer at Edmond, September 1,
while fleeing from officers,
Judgment Against Railroad Reversed
A judgment for $14,500 damages
against the Frisco which was awarded
to Mrs. Harriet Alma Bell for the
death of her husband, who was killed
on the right-of-way of the road near
Oklahoma City in 1910, is reversed in
an opinion given by Judge Joohn B
Harrisn in supreme court commis
sion .division No. 2. Bell was killed
in Oklahoma County when an automo
bile in which he was riding toppled
over an embankment and fell into a
hole washed out by water flowing
through a culvert under the roadbed
No Laws Against Roping Contests.
There is no law on the statute books
of Oklahoma which prohibits the
holding of roping contests. This be-
came known following an investiga-
tion which resulted from the receipt of
a letter at the govoernor’s office, call-
ing attention to a roping contest which
has been advertised to be held at Chel-
sea. The only wav that a roping con-
test can legally be Btopped, it is said,
is when an effort is made to hold them
OKLAHOMA HEWS NOTES
SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS.
Oct. 25—Tonkawa vs. A. & M., Still-
Oct. 26—Baylor U. vs. A. & M., Still-
Oct. 30-Ark. U. vs. A. & M., at Nor-
Nov. 3—Indian land sale. McAlester.
Nov. 4—Indian land sale. Wilburton.
Nov. 6—Indian land sale. Poteau.
Nov. 6—0. U. vs. A. & M.. Norman.
Nov. 9—Indian land sale, Hugo.
Nov. 26—Colorado Aggie VS. A. & M.,
Nov. 30-Dec. 5—Oklahoma State Poul-
try Federation, Muskogee.
Dec. 10-12—Poultry Show, Sulphur.
Dec. 14-19—North Central Oklahoma
Poultry Association, Perry.
Dec. 14-20—Tinman County Poultry As-
Dec. 15-20—Soutnwestern Oklahoma
Poultry Association, Hobart.
Dec. 16-19—Mountain View Poultry As-
sociation, Mountain View.
Jan. 4-9—Big Center Poultry Associa-
Jan 5-8—Elk City Poultry Association,
Feb. 2-6—Logan County Poultry Asso-
April. 1915—Southern Commercial Con-
Yale challenges all other Oklahoma
towns to a “cleanest city” contest.
W. H. Ballard has resigned as dis-
trict clerk of Delaware county to ac-
cept the position of deputy state in-
Three thousand five hundred and
eighty hales of cotton had been gin
ned this season in Harmon county
prior to October 1G.
Pending the removal of the Dela-
ware county jail from Grove to Jay,
the four prisoners who were being
held in the jail were quartered at
Notice has been given by the local
city council to the Wilburton Water
and Power company, that unless a
better grade of water can be furnished
the city, an attempt will be made to
oust the company.
Owing to a drop in the price of
zinc, occasioned by the European war,
officials of the Lanyon-Starr Smelting
Company, located at Bartlesville, an
nounce that the mill will be operated
at only one-half capacity.
S. B. Sykes, who while assistant
postmaster at Oglesby, Dewey county,
was arrested by government officers
and charged with making fraudulent
entries in his books, is being held for
trial in the federal court at Chickasha.
Preparations are being made by the
Bartlesville lodge of Knights of Py
thias to entertain the grand lodge
which convenes there November 9,
tor a two days’ session. Classes from
Copan and Pawhuska, Dewey and
Bartlesville will be initiated during
the evening of the second day.
Instead of prescribing death by elec-
trocution as provided by law, Judge
Summers Hardy in the district court
at Hugo sentenced John Beckston tc
hang In the sourthouse yard there No
vember 22, for the murder of Sloan
Pool in 1913. The supreme court re-
cently affirmed the conviction.
Six cotton pickers planned a joke
on two of their mates at Haworth. A?
the result Richard Rose, 22 years old
was kiliea. The six men were hiding
in an attic preparatory to playing the
joke. One of them moved and Shel
don White, who was below, fired five
shots above his head, believing he had
heard a rat. Rose was killed.
At a meeting of the Board of Direct-
ors of the Uncle Sa mOil Company
It was decided to move the paraffine
wax plant from its present location at
Atchison, Kan., and while no poini
was fully decided upon, Tulsa was
favored. The plant is said to be one
of the largest in the southwest and
to have cost originally $150,000.
Two wealthy Indians, Tom Godfrey
and Monroe Murray, were married at
Bartlesville by J. A. Griffiths, a reg-
ister of deeds and retired minister, to
two young Indian brides, Miss Anns
Strikeaxe and Miss Arkie Delonas
Both the young men and young women
are owners of large oil interests.
A warehouse for the storing of cot
ton will he erected in Anadarko as
the result of the organization of the
Caddo County Warehouse Association.
Within a few hours a sufficient num-
ber of subscribers for stock in the as-
sociation was obtained to enable the
association to plan for the immediate
erection of a warehouse which will
have a capacity of 1,000 bales.
The laying of the corner store of the
first Y. M. C. A. building ever erected
In the state of Oklahoma will occur in
Tulsa, Sunday, October 25. The au-
thorities of the association of Tulsa
have arranged to have the ceremonies
conducted by the Masonic order. Wil-
liam P. Freeman, grand master and
William M. Anderson, grand secretary
of the Masonic order of Oklahoma have
already consented to be present ;n the
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the beauty powder compressed with healing
agents, you will never be annoyed^ by pim-
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not satisfied after thirty days’ trial your
dealer will exchange for 50c in other goods,
Zona has satisfied for twenty years—try it
at our risk. At dealers or mailed, 50c.
ZONA COMPANY, WICHITA. KANSAS
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round. Alio lighter weight material
trimmed with fait red or blue galatea.
Made in Dutch neck with elbow
^ sleevei and high neck and long
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, Parceli Poat prepaid on receipt
of price. Satisfaction guaranteed
or money cheerfully refunded.
State ago of child when ordering.
Levi Stnnn & Co., Dept. P4
San Francuco, California
A TREAT, MONEY SAVED. THREE
pounds pure Kentucky tobacco; natural leaf;
chewing or smoking; best In the world; par-
cel post charges paid. $1; 6 lbs., |1.60.
Country Boys Tobacco Co., Owensboro, Ky.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 44-1914.
Some people never borrow trouble
so long as they can borrow anything
To prevent gangrene use Hanford's
Balsam because it cleanses and heals
the wound. Adv. _,
Some people’s idea of a bargain is
a 50 cent article marked down to 49
—that may be worth 40.
When a young man begins to at-
tend church regularly it’s an easy
matter to discover the female in the
Work for Women.
Miss Theodora Butcher, head of the
Bureau of Occupations for Trained
Women, says that there is a great de-
mand for dietists, to plan diets for
from 50 to 500 persons. She says
there are requests for all sorts of
women workers, the new rhythmic
dancing being very popular with great
demand for women who can teach it.
She says that one of the best occupa-
tions for women is that of secretary,
as it is pleasant work and gives a
wide range for the woman employed
and is generally not too Btrenuous.
Cut Out Waste; Result, Beauty.
When Joseph Pennell was in Pana-
ma he stopped to admire the lock at
Pedro Miguel. "How Is it,” he asked
the engineer, "that you make your
arches and buttresses as fine as those
of a cathedral?" “Oh, that’s done to
save concrete,” was the reply.
Economy as the basis of beauty is
not so strange as it may seem. It
was through elimination of the super-
flous that the loveliness as well as
strength of that Panama structure
grew, and the same principle may
be found at the root of every success-
ful work whether of art or industry.
—- the sweet centers of choice
Indian corn; cooked, seasoned
just right, rolled thin as paper
and toasted until they become
golden brown flakes — crisp
and delicious I
are better than ordinary “cam
Toasties are packed in an
inner container inside the
tight-sealed, familiar, yellow
carton — keeps the food fresh
and crisp for your appetite —
— sold by Grocers.
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Waggoner, Thomas T. The Carter Express. (Carter, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Friday, October 30, 1914, newspaper, October 30, 1914; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc956926/m1/2/: accessed August 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.