Beaver County Democrat. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 17, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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Beaver County Democrat.
The Official Newspaper of Beaver County.
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C. M. PARK, Receiver
Beaver, Beaver County, Oklahoma, Thursday Nov. 17 1910
Vol. 5 No. 25
Commifebici crs ? "e tjug. The Rcy,flrl R. Hicks
Eefcvtr, ciila., n..y. :h, u> o. j 1911 Almanac.
The li ,nl Of Coun'y o rami* ..<•" Ecv Irl R Hicks Almanac
called to n!, r. 110 qr.or.. i: ]!*• •• , ,. . ,
pent th > BoasU adjourned v. niUo'dock for 1911, that guardian Angel m
a. M., Nimmber r.;\ IMO. a hundred thousand homes, is
The Board vras culled t- <rdcr at 9 now ready. Not many are now
o'clock a. M., November Ma, ll'lO, no wjHing to be without it and the
quorum being pre* tK> Board ad- Rey r. Hicks Magazine,
Word and Work a The two are
only One Dollar a year. The
Almanac is Hoc prepaid No
home or ofiiice should fail to send
for them, to Word and Work.-.
Publishing Company, St.Louis
journed until tf o'im c«: -V.
The Board jnet at 0 o'clocl X
November 9th, ltflO, L> wis and Hat-
field present, Hatfield, Chairman.
On motion the following bills were
allowed on the Salary Fund: Albe. t
Wellborn, $ 187.50; W. T. Quinn. if 130.00
W. U. Fields, £35.00; Bertha Turner.
$45.00; A. P. Haliield, $40.1)0; B. C.
Lewif, fflF.10; John W. Savage $120.80.
On motion the following bills wer,
allowed on the Contingent Fund:
Albert Wellborn, $2.30; W. o. Fields,
#1.50; John W. Savage, $18.80; Bertha
On motion the following bills were
allowed on the Poor & Insane Fund: II
F, Macy $2.60; F. Laughrin, $-0.00;
M. M. Gillette, $2.«5; M. M. Gillett
$5.H3; W, F. Markley,
Munsell, $14.50, J. C.
CirfmanMerc. Co. C 75; J. A. Miller,
$00.00; M. M. Gillette, $1.08; I . L.
On motion the Board adjourned ur -
til 1 o'clock P. M.
Board met at 1 o'clock P. M. pursu-
ant to adjournment,
On motion the following bills were
allowed: I). P. Miller, $137.50; G. \V.
Meeks, $100.00; Nellie Groves, $15.00;
and expense bills D. P. Miller, $14.50;
U. W. Meeks. $16.12.
On motion tfce following bills were
allowed on the Court Fund: A. S. Slar
row, $10.00; Edna * Humphrey. $30.00;
Lee Gosney, $34.44; William Woolcry,
$18.00; John L. Phelps. $1(1.60; J. N.
Bobbins, $0.00; Reid Miller, $8.00. E.H
Mansfield, $3.50; Albert H. Eis, $6.00;
Frank Laughrin $30.00.
On motion the Board adjourned until
7:30 P. M.
Board met at 7:30 P. M. pursuant to
On motion the following bills were
allowed on the Supply Fund: Geo. D.
Barnard & Co., $140 70; and $23.40; W.
H. Thomas, $26.57; W. H. Robertson,
$2.00; F. C. Tracy, $6.25; F. C. Tracy
$52.90; F. C. Tracy, $3.15.
On motiou the following bills wore
allowed on the Road Bridge Fund:
J. N. Bobbins, $1,00 and $1.75; Reed
On motion the bill of R. E. Dickson
for salary was allowed for $125.00.
On motion the following reports were
approved: d. P. Miller, reports, Bertha
Turner W. T. Quinn, John Sims.
On motion the Beard approved the
appointment of the various deputies
made by Sheriff Miller.
. On motion the bond of J. M. Jones
as Treasurer of Kokomo Tp. was ap
proved, also the bond of H. D. Meese
as Tax Ferreter.
On motion the brand application of J
H. Criswell was approved.
On motion the Board adjourned.
State of Oklahoma, )
Eeaver County. J
I, John W. Savage, County Clerk in
and for Beaver County, Oklahoma, do
hereby certify that the above and fore-
going is a true and correct copy of the
proceedings of the Board of County
Commissioners at their meeting on the
7th, bth and 0th days of November,
1910. John W. Savage,
(SEAL) County < 1 rk.
Quail season is on and every,
body is hunting or wanting to
Fa5r Vi w Schcol Report.
Our first month of school end
cd with great credit to the pupils
Our total enrollment was 18 hav-
ing orlv ^ cases of tardiness
during tlic entire month.
I On account of broom corn seed
ing a few of our older pupils were
$0.25; l. s! ' absent a day or so. We hope to
Bales, $20.00: have still better attendance this
These neither absent nor tardy
were: Ruthie Sypes, Finas
Howard, Don Pierce, and Walter
Those not tardy but absent
were: Clebern Howard, LaVelle
! Howard, Alice Ourt, Marguerite
Curt, Ophia Price, Opal Harper,
Cudry Sypes, Herman Howard,
Roy Hetrick, Harold Harper,
Fred Glover, itolan Glover, Ethel
Brown, Chester Weaver, Lol.
Weaver, and Austin Weaver.
We are sorry to loose the Curt
children from our school, but
since Alice has gone to Mullin-
ville, Kansas, she will have better
F.dvantaires there than we could
give her here.
We had seven visitors during
the month: Miss Brown, Mrs.
Mar on Wilson, Vera, Velma and
Glenn Green, Truman Spears,
Lawrence Simpson and Harold
Trew. We greatly enjoy the
visits of them all and cordially
invite them back again.
Our trustees have never been
to visit us and we would be pleas
ed to have them come, at least
once a month.
Maymie S. Reed, Teacher.
home-hunger strong in the third
sales district. The sales were
started at Sti.lwater on October*!
and eleven counties have been
visited—Payne, Pawnee, Noble
Kay, Grant, Alfalfa, Woods,
Woodward, Harper and Ellis.
There remains Lincoln, Oklaho
ma, Canadian and fifteen other
counties. The lands sold are
generally in section 33, but in
j some places indemnity and col-
! lege lands are put on the market
Judge Wood and his assistants
stopped sales for the election.
The force is composed of the
superintendent and the following
R. E. Trammel!, assistant super
intondent; Grover W. Blackard,
Muldrow, cashier; Gred A.Speak
man, Wellston auctioneer; L. T.
13abcock, Guthrie, stenographer.
In the eleven counties of the
third f ales district so far visited,
there have been sold 92,937 acres
appraised at $1,330,640. The
sales prices were $1,616,730.Cash
payments amounted to$82,700.41
The totals for the first, second
and third i istriets, in which
saies have b<en held since Dec-
ember 15, 1909, are:
Acres, 242,484,69; appraise-
ments, $8,1'7,400.20; sales, ijvV
815,762.50; cash payments $82,-
On the first leg of the third
district several records were
broken. In Alfa1 fa county the
top price for state land was ob-
tained— $19,000 for a quarter-
section. In Harper county, for
HOV H FIGHT
Defeat of Oklahoma City's
Hopes at Hands of Supre-
me Court Reopens Fight
on Larger Scale
State Business Is Now Re
sumed in Guthrie. Depart-
ment Heads Moving Back
Haskell Stays Away.
Guthrie, Okla., Nov. 13.—Guth
rie is tonight celebrating the de-
cision of the state supreme court
returned today, holding that the
state capital location law recent-
ly voted on and lo^itinj the cap-
ital at Oklahoma City, is void. A
capital fight is now on in earnest
and the following cities will con-'
test for the honor: Muskogee,
Tulsa, McAlester, Ardmore,
Chickasha, Shawnee, Enid, El
Reno,'lawton, Guthrie and Okla-
The supreme court today by
its decisi nhas had the effect of
causing the immediate resump-
tion of all state business at Guth
rie, the few departments which
! moved to Oklahoma City having
moved back. Each department
Land Sales Realize Big Money.
State land business is prosper
ing greatly, according to infoi>
mal reports of the school land
sales force, which returned
to Guthrie Sunday for a three
day's respite after over a month
of work in the third sales distri-
ct. The lands are selling at high
figures in a great many localities
and the results are, generally
speaking, satisfactory to the
state and to the lessees, the peo-
ple most vitally concerned. An
average of 90 per cent of the les-
sees become landlords as a re-
sult of these sales.
Judge R. E. Wood, superin-
tendent of sales, reports the
the first time since statehood, all iieadt who was ordered to move
tracts offered on a given day were oklahoma City by Governor
Haskell, today sent out all calls
dated Guthrie. The criminal
court of appeals, which has been
holding back opinions pending
the capital decision, will hand
down 86 opinions within a few
days. There is much specula-
tioh as to whether Governor Has-
kell will come back to Guthrie.
It is believed here that he will
not, as most of his duties are
such as are not required to be
performed at the capital of the
state. It is generally believed
thatthe governor will bring every
possible influence to bear to se-
cure the adoption of a law re-
moving the capital to Oklahoma
sold. Further, in Harper county
there was bidding on more tracts
than in any other county. This
was largely due to the fact that
the lessees were largely non-resi
dents and the places were not
protected by improvements.
Grant county had $396,220 in
siles, the largest in this district.
There seems to be a decided feel-
ing over the state for sale of all
the school lands. The fact that
ninety per cent of purchasers
are lessees and the further fact
that in almost every case of sale
a homestead results and the
place is added to the taxable as-
sets of the county is held to be
sufficient argument for the dis-
posal of the property. An aver-
age of 100 people holding leases
on lands are transformed from
to landlords in each
All parties having stock run
ning at large on the townsite are
positively requested to keep
them up. If not they will be
taken up bv town Marshal and
damages assessed to same.
By order of town council and
Oklahoma City lost in the state
capital fight today when the su-
preme court decided that the seat
of the state government must re-
main in Guthrie.
The court held that the election
on the amendment to remove the
capital toOklahomaCity was void
because of defects in the title of
The court decided that the pro
vision of the enabling act locating
the capital at Guthrie until 1913 off
has only the force of a law that
can be repealed by the people of
The decision upset the plans
of the state capital commission
now engaged in laying out a state
capitol site at Oklahoma City.
The law regulating the submis-
sion of initiated questions re-
quires that an essential question
in the ballot title shall be, "Shall
it be adopted?" meaning the en-
tire measure. This question was
omitted from the ballot title in
the capital renpov' l election.
Presidents Proclamation. (
This year of 1910 is f rawing to
a close. The records of popula-
tion and harvests which are the
index of progress show vigori us
national growth and the heilth
and prosperous wellbeing of our
communities throughout this
land and in our possessions be-
yond the seas. These blessinps
have not decended upon us in re-
stricted measures,-but overflow
and abound. They are the bles-
sings and bounty of Gqd.
We continue to be i t peace
with the rest of the world. In
all essential matters our rela-
tions with other peoples are har-
monious, with an evergrowing
reality of friendliness and depth
of recognition pf^ mutual depen-
dent. It is especially to be
noted that in the last year pro-
gress has been achieved in the
cause of arbitration and the pea-
ceful settlement of international
Now, therefore I, William
Howard Taft, President of ti e
United States of America, in i t -
cordance with the wise custom
of the civil magistrate since the
first settlements in this land and
With the rule established from
the foundation of this govern-
ment, do appoint Thursday, Nov-
ember 24th, 1910, as a day of na-
tional thanksgiving and prayer,
enjoining the people upon that
day to meet in their churches for
the praise of Almighty God and
to return heartfelt thanks to him
for all his goodness an£ loving
In witness whereof, I have
hereunto set my hand and caus-
ed uie seal of the United States
to be affixed.
Done at the city of Washing
ton, this the fifth day of .Novem-
ber in the year of our Lord one
thousand nine hundred and ten
and of the independence of the
United States, the one hundred
William Howard Taft,
The season has now come for
I forbid any man hunting on
my place. I want them to keep
If they don't want to pay a
14,121 p. H. McFarland
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