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THE DEMOCRAT. LIBERAL, KANSAS.
OKUHOMA NEWS NATES
SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS.
Aug.30-31, School land Bale, Alva,
Sept. 1-10, School land sale, Cheronee.
Sept 11-18 Old Soldiers" Reunion. Can
ton. ept. 11-22, School land sale, Enid.
, Sept. 22-Oct. 7. School laiid sale, Med
furd. Oct. 9-12 Land sale, Kay county.
Oct 13-15, School land sale. Perry.
' Nov. 16 Cornerstone laying, Oklahoma
Nov. 25-27 Ntntd educational Associa
tion, Oklahoma City.
" Pairs, Picnics and Carnivals. '
Au(f. 81fiept. 4 Eighth annual reunion,
SouthweMterii Blue und Gray Association,
8ept. 1-3, Pontotoc County Fair, Ada.
Sept. 7-9, Blnger Fair.
Sept. 7-10, Kingfisher County Fair,
Sept. 8-li, ureer County Fair. Mangum.
Sept. 9-10, Johnston County Fair, Tish
omingo. Sept. 10-11 Cotebo Fair, Clotebo.
Sept. 13-15 Love County Fair, Mari
etta S.'pt. H-15, Woodward County Fair,
Sept. 14-17. nttsburg County Fair, Mo
Alester. Sept. 11-17, Cimurron valley Fair, Outline.
11-17 iiogera County ralr, Clare-'
15-18. Hrvan County Fair, Durant.
15-17. Tuisa Ccuntv Fair, Tulsa.
15-18, The Sterling Fair, Ster-
lfl, Cherokee Celebration. Perry.
16-17, Harmon County Fair. Hol-
Sept. 16-17, Kiowa County Fair, Holmrt.
Sort. 16-18, Cleveland County Fair, Nor
man. Sept. 16-18, JneKson Countv Fair, Altus.
Sept. 16-1S, Lincoln County Fair,
Sept. 16-18, Washita County Fair, Cor
dell. Sept. 17-18, Tillman County Fair. Fred
erick. Sept. 17 IS, Co.il Countv Fair. Coatpnte.
Sept. 17-10, .Marshall County Fair, Mu
dlll. Sept. H-21, t;ree!c Countv Fnlr. Snpnlpa.
Seiit. ?n.2:. Atnk:i Cmintv Valr, Atoka.
Sept. 21-22 Fair Teoimiseh.
Sept. 21-22, Poltawatumlu County Fair,
Seit. 21-23. Pennitt carnival. Pnncnn.
Sept. 21-21, Pawnee Comily Fair, Hnl
Ictf. Sept. 21-21, lloelhnm County Fair, Klk
Se;t. 22-21, CnnMdlan County Fair, Kl
Sept. 22 2.', Klamlehl Valley Fair. Tall
nlnn. Sept. 2r. KviMmM, State University vs.
Sept. 2f-0, .. I, State Fnlr, Ol.lnliomn
Sept. 27, OM s.il.ilers- Tmv, S'nte Fnlr.
Sept. 27. Imllnnn rv, Stnte Fn'r.
Sept. 27. FrMteriml Imv, State Fair.
Sept. 2S. Ketitnekv Ditv. Stnte Fair.
"rt. 1. Missouri Hav. Stnte Fair.
Or't. 1. Press Pnv. Stito Fair.
Tiet. 4-0. NV-v-Stnt Fair Musi cu'PO
Vt. 5-9, Pad. In I'nmitv Fair, .-, n wla rt;n.
Tlee 27-.1-M. I. Kastern f lkl.i lluma l-'uul-try
STATE CAPITAL HAPPENINGS
To an Oklahoma City man, Dorset
Carter, belongs the distinction of be
ing awarded one of the largest coal
contracts ever granted by a railroad
in Oklahoma. Mr. carter has just
closed a deal with the Katy Railroad
Company, whereby he agrees to pro
duce and load onto cars 800 tons of
coal a day for a period of several
This vast amount of coal will be
stripped in the vicinity of Lehigh,
and the machinery Is now being in
stalled for the great shovel which will
uncover the ground above the coal.
This shovel is the largest one in the
Much Wealth In Oklahoma.
Hubert L. Bolen, collector of Inter
nal revenue, statd that of the twenty
states west of the Mississippi river
only four paid the federal government
more Individual income tax than Okla
homa, which states are as follows:
Iowa, Missouri, Texas and California.
Of the southern states Oklahoma
paid more taxes than either of the fol
lowing: North Carolina, South Carolina,
Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida
Oklahoma paid more Individual in
come tax than Kansas and Arkansas
United States, havlne a boom arm of together.
90 feet, being able to clear a radius) Mr. Dolen also stated that from pres
of nearly 100 feet. The capacity of1 en' indications caused by good crops
the shovel is seven cubic yards. eouiv-;and the advance price in oil, he ex-
alent to Beven ordinary wagon londs. , Pef"t the income tax to Increase more
Mr. Carter declares that the Okla
homa surface coal fields are tho finest
In tho lTtlttoH Gtntou Rvtonulva hnr-
lngs in the Lehigh field have shown ! 'n k'oma la8t ear amounted to
more than a million and a half tons ' 1"'t,So-
which Is easily accessible. The lund
which will be operated by Mr. Carter
is five miles from Lehigh, and com
prises a strip three miles and a
than 50 per cent this year in Okla
The Individual Income tax collected
Factory Planned For Penitentiary.
Plans and specifications have been
half ; completed by the state board of affairs
long. A railroad has been run to the
field from Lehigh. The dip of the
veins is slight, and tho coal can be
stripped for a distance of 000 feet
from a surface showing. At this dis
tance the coal will lie at a depth of
50 feet, which is the maximum depth
which Mr. Carter will attempt to reach
with his great shovel. Ordinary sur
face coal is not stripped below a
depth of twenty feet. It is estimated
that it will take six years, at the rate
of 800 tons a day, to exhaust the vis
ible supply on the government land.
oil is now worth 75
cents a barrel.
Examinations nre abolished In the
Grnndfleld Is to have a second state
bank with a cnpltnl stock of $15,000.
The McMnn pipe line from dishing
to Fort Worth Is carrying 21,000 bar
rels of oil each day.
A warehouse containing 325 bales of
cotton was totally destroyed at Mul
hall by fire of unknown origin.
Mldcontinent grades of petroleum
were advanced another five cents last 1
nrpelr maklnir thft nnntiiHmi rnl nS t
C. C. Hlakelcy, secretary of tha com
mercial club of Ilurtlesvllle, has been
employed as secsetary of the Okmulgee
After 44 years of married life, Wil
liam Scott cf Oklahoma City filed a
petition In district court for a divorce
from Isabella Scott.
Ilccause he drove his car SO mile
an hour nnd then told the chief of
police to go to hell, O. M. Campbell
cf Oklahoma City, paid $.10 in police
Wanks have been received at
Wcatherford from Adjutant General
F. M. Canton and a militia company
organized with an enrollment of 36
Posses have been unsuccessfully
scouring Delaware and adjoining coun
ties searching for three masked men
who held up the First State Bank at
Bornlce, getting away with $1,500.
Thirty-eight cars of wheat Bhlpped
by Clinton grain dealers to Galveston
are believed to have been lost In the
Galveston flood, as all efforts to locate
the cars which were due to have ar
rived In Galveston last week have
Henry McNenl, 30, a negro, is held
In the guard house at Ft. Sill awaiting
developments at Lawton, where he at
tempted an assault against Mrs. Frank
Leonard wife of a patent medicine
salesman, was arrested nnd threatened
with lynching. The negro is under
While attempting to swim the Wash
lta river, which is swollen from tho
recent rains, Shelby Thomas-on, aged
about L'0, of Davis, was' drowned near
Price's Falls about six miles south of
there. The boys who were with
Thomason swam across In safety, but
were unable to reach him before the
current carried him down.
John Corbett, famous Harvard foot
ball, star and ail-American halfback,
has resigned as physical director of
the, Oklahoma A. and M. college, after
holding that position for two years.
Rev. Father Timothy A. Murphy,
who has been In Charge of St. Johns
church at Itartlesvlllo, has taken up
his residence at Shawnee and will ful
fill his duties as rector In the new
Catholic University of Oklahoma,
which will open Its first term Septem
ber 13 with an enrollment of 300 students.
Oklahoma Is Discovered.
Oklahoma Is just being discovered
by a lot of people. One of the greatest
advertising agencies In America lias
within a fortnight come ulive, as it
were, to tho importance of Oklahoma
as a merchandising field for nationul
advertisers. The government's crop
reports, and other incutsrlul statistics,
awakened this firm. It sent Its bright
young men out, and they discovered
the slate. The result is this linn
is, to use the vernacular, playing Okla
homa both ways to win.
Here are some figures: The daily
oil production of Oklahoma at the
present time is approximately 290,000
barrels. The prevailing price at the
moment (though It may bo higher to
morrow, and is certain fo De higher
before another twelye months; pos-
Klhlv double the price of today), Is
75 cents a barrel, or a total daily In
come from oil of $217,500, which
foots about $73,000,000 for the year.
The ten-year average for ngricul
turol products In Oklahoma Is about
ill'0,000,000 per annum. This year ag
ricultural products will far exceed
this. The federal government credit-;
the state with a large Increase In yield
of all of the products of the farm,
and the prevailing market quotations
are much above the ten-year average
A conservative estimate, therefore, of
the total valuation of farm products
for the year ltflo would be about
The market value of the coal out
put for the year will total in round
for the erection of a factory building
on the state penitentiary grounds at
McAIester. The building wll be three
stories high, 200 by 80 feet In dimen
sions and will be built of brick ana
concrete and will be tire-proof through
When the building has been com
pleted business enterprises will be In
stal'ed In the building to furnish em
ployment to convicts in the prison.
Several different propositions it Is an
nounced, are tinder consideration by
the board and some definite action will
be taken Just as the structure Is com
pleted. It was stated.
The brick to be used m, the construc
tion of the building vv til be made by
convicts. Ground ill be broken nr.d
the work on the building will start
within a short time, it was announced.
That Knife-Like Pain
Have you a lame back, aching day
and night? Do you feel rfharp pains
after stooping? Art the kidneys
sore? Is their action irregular? Do
you have headaches, backaches,
rheumatic pains, feel tired, nerv
ous, all worn-out? Use Doan's Kid
ney Pills the medicine recom
mended by so many people in this
locality. Read the experience that
An Oklahoma Case
W. H. C. Brown,
812 E. Vilas Ave.,
Guthrie, Ok la., gays:
"I had kidney dis
ease for seven or
eight years. My
back was lame and
achy and the kidney
secretions passed far
too often, especially
at nlKht. I was
treated by doctors
and used one medi
cine after another,
but Rave up hope of
ever beinff cured.
Finally I heard of
Doan's Kidney Pills
and they rid mo of all the Buffering-. I
Blve them the credit for saving my
Cet Doan't at Any Store, SOe a Bos
FOSTER-MILBURN CO, BUFFALO. N. V.
Must Set Out Counts In $1,C00 a Day.
In a ruling made by Judge John W. I
Hayson in the Oklahoma county dis
trict court it was held that where
judgment is asked for at the rate of
$1,000 a day for the renting of prop
erty wherein an illegal business is
carried nn, it is the duty of the county
attorney to make a separate count in
the petition for eacn violation. I
The question came up in the P. M.
Holmes ense, Holmes having been sue l
by the county attorney for $300,000,
as the owner of a building at the rear
of the Lee-Huckins hotel where it
was claimed that an unlawful business
was In progress for 300 days, from
June 6, 1914, to April G 1915.
Before the case can go to trial un
der Judge Hayson's decision it will
be necessary for the county attorney's
office to set out 300 separate and dis
tinct counts In the bill.
Make the Liver
Do its Duty '
Nine times In ten when the liver Is
right the stomach and bowels are right
gently butfirmly com'
se t0 , I Carter's
and Distress After Eating.
SMALL PILL, SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRICE.
Genuine must bear Signature
ni iCV l0SSES SURELY PREVENTED
111 W 14 b Cutttr'i Blukleg Pills. I.ow
iJi4miX nrlrr.J. fresh, reliable, preferred by
Wetlom nt.M-kli.M. twills, thfly
m protect whflrt. ether vaccines (ail.
1 IV" Wrlle '' huiklvt ncl testimonials.
1 C I 10-iloM !. Bleeklef Pillt $1.00
JLel Jaef 80-ds Bkge. BlacMet, PilH 4.00
Pse anj lntvt,ir. hut Cutter beat.
The -fupetiorltj of Cutter products le due ti, nrer 1ft
frar nt ip''lallliii' In vaeelnes end serums enly.
!nii-t en Cutter's. It iniMitainalile. oiler lliict.
Thv Cuttsr Leborator), Berkeley, Cel., or Chicago, III,
r ,r7. tl TT r
Reduces Childrens Penalty.
An orde.r was Issued by the corpor
ation commission prohibiting railroads
operating in the state from charging
penalty of more than one-hnlf cent
per mile tor cniiuren wno uoaru pas
senger trains without purchasing tick
ets at stations.
Some time ago the commission Is
sued an order revoking the fo-called
"show ticket" rule of the carriers,
which reuulred passengers to show
their tickets before boarding a train
and at tlte same time gave the roads
permission to charge a penalty of 1
cent a mile from the point of boarding
the train to destination in all cases
where the passenger failed to supply
himself with a ticket.
Under this ruling tho carriers have
been charging a penalty of 1 cent on
children who ride at half fare. The
order of the commission directs that
the former ruling of tho commission
shall be construed to mean that the
penalty for children riding on half
fare shall be only one-half cent per
No Open Season For Doves.
There Is no open season in Okla
homa for the killing of any kind of
doves, according to a ruling of the
attorney general and which has been
concurred in by State Game and Fish
Warden John Chenoweth. During the
past few weeks numerous Inquiries
have reached the department concern
ing the season on doves. "This depart
ment has had numerous Inquiries as
to the killing of doves," said Mr. Chen
oweth. "We have advised each and
all calls there was no open season on
doves and in each Instance tried to
provide tho inquiring one with a copy
of the state game laws, but this did
not satisfy all and we still had many
requests pleading with us to ask for
an opinion from the attorney general
and we have an opinion from the at
torney general's olllce which we think
What Peons Believe.
Just as the religion of the Mexican
pf-'ou causes him to people his daily
surroundings with the presence of the
saints, so does his superstitious mind
assign supernatural causes to things
not easily explained, and bid him see
evil spirits and hobgoblins In strange
or unfrequented places.
Naturally, much of this superstition
has come down with the traditions of
his Aztec forbears, whose polytheis
tic religion set up many Imaginary
gods and spirits.
The devil and his attendant hobgob
lins are active people in this people's
But happy tribute to the strength
of Christianity! the sign of the cross
Is potent to banish imaginary fiends on
all ordinary occasions.
"In what state does it cost the most
"In the state of matrimony." Boston.
It has been discovered that our sys
tem of education makes children wiser
than their parents. But the children
are no wiser than their parents were
at their ago.
Gas Conservation Order. s
After weeks of consideration of a
great mass of evidence largely of a
technical nature, the corporation com
mission issuea an order promulgating
certain ruies arm regulations govern
ing the production or natural gas In
Oklahoma, and which are designed" to
curtail the present enormotiB waste
and conserve the supply. The order
is issued In pursuance of authority
conferred upon the commission by an
act of the last legislature, known as
the gas conservation law. A compan
ion law to the oil conservation law.
Big Bond For Capitol Contractors,
A local bonding agency has just ex
ecuted a hot' of $l,253,r.O0. the largest
by the way ever executed In the state,
for James Stewart & Co., the firm
which will erect the new capitol. The
premium on the bond amounted to
$12,535. This is considered quite a
gain over the first bond which the
same company executed a few years
ago for $250 and only goes to show
the progress which Is being made In
As a means of giving local Impetus
to the safety first movement, which
has been sweeping the country for
the past two or three years, State La
bor Commissioner V. CI. Ashton Is
completing plans for a state-wide
safety meeting to be held In Oklahoma
City some time about the first of No
vember. ' Manufacturers, mine oper
ators, contractors, railroad officials
and others who furnish employment
of a hazardous nature will be Invited
to participate in the meeting.
Asker He calls me a donkey!
Should I challenge him?
Tellit You might to prove It!
GAMES OF.' ZULU : CHILDREN
Youngsters Have Their Own Amuse
ments, Much as Do Those of
Zulu children are In most particu
lars exceedingly like any other chil
dren who chance to arrive In this
world with white instead ot black
They play the same games, or, if
girls, love the same dolls, as for the
matter of that the old Egyptians did
Indeed, the doll make believe ap
pears to be carried further than is
common in civilized countries. Thus
the small Kafirs build actual huts for
them In place of the houses that here
are provided ready-made from the toy
They give them stones to grind their
corn, mats for sleeping, pots for cook
ing, and so forth. They provide them
with a cattle kraal stocked with clay
oxen, goats and fowls. They marry
them in a realistic manner, singing
the appropriate songs.
The owner of a boy doll will manu
facture and pay away ten clay cattle
In order to supply It with a wife or
wives In the shape of properly or Im
properlydressed female dolls, and
with Buch married puppets a lad may
play, although It Is beneath his dignity
to amuse himself with an unwed
So It is with everything else. They
have their parties which last all night,
and their clans that play with or
more generally fight other clans be
longing to the next kraal or tribe.
The sense of honor Is very fully de
veloped In them, and the sense of
greediness still more so much so, In
deed, that they will stuff themselves
with half-cooked and unplucked birds
caught In the veld, which, did they
bring home, they fear would be taken
from them, and eaten by their elders.
They manufacture excellent traps
to catch these birds and other wild
things, such as mice, which they also
They possess an elaborate system of
fagging, nnd a good fight with sticks,
not fists, is the Joy of their hearts.
As with our children, the boys look
down upon the girls, except on cer
tain occasions, when, for Instance, a
pair of them will share the same
pempe, or bird scaring hut, In which
they play at being sweethearts, the
head boy choosing the best favored
Kill, or sometimes the prettiest girl se
lecting her own boy.
Great Man Didn't Scare.
A student once tried to frighten
Cuvler, the great naturalist, and suc
ceeded only In giving the wise man a
curious way of showing his knowledge
of living things. The student dressed
up as a terrible animal and crept into
the professor's bedroom one night.
"Cuvler," he cried, In a hollow voice.
"Cuvier, I've come to eat you!"
The naturalist peered at him and im
mediately broke into a laugh.
"What, horns and hoofs graminiv
orous you can't," he said.
He saw that the supposed monster
had hoofs and horns and he knew that
such animals eat grain and grasses
and not flesh. So be was not in the
least afraid of being eaten.
"Awful situation at the jail."
"Dear me! What is It?"
"They have the measles there, and
all the prisoners have broken out."
Every married man Is Judged and
Juried by his wife.
Victims of cabinet changes in Eu
rope are coming to favor the New
York idea of a "stationary post." Bos
Some horses are better mud runners
than others. It is so with human beings.
Tells How Lydia E. PinkhamV
Vegetable Compound Re
stored Her Daugh
Plover, Iowa. "From sma't child
my 13 year old daughter had femal
weakness. I spoke
to three doctors
about it and they did
not help her any.
Lydia E. Pinkham's
pound had been of
great benefit to me,
so I decided to have)
her give it a trial
She has taken fivs
bottles of the Veeo-
table Comnound ac
cording to directions on the bottle and
she is cured of this trouble. She was
all run down when she started taking -the
Compound and her periods did not
come right. She was so poorly and
weak that I often had to help her dress
herself, but now Bhe is regular and is
growing strong and healthy. . Mrs.
Martin Helvig, Plover, Iowa.
Hundreds of such letters expressing
gratitude for the good Lydia E. Pink-
ham s vegetable Compound has accom
plished are constantly being received,
proving the reliability of this grand old
If you are ill do not drag along and
continue to sutler day in and day out but
at once take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound, a woman's remedy for
If yon want special advice write to
Lydia E.Plnkhnm Medicine Co. (confW
dential) Lynn, Mass. Your letter will
be opened, read and answered by a
Woman and held la strict couildence
f-'Hf-aS&i HAIR BALSAM
''-f A toilet prtpratua of merit
J Helps tn vraJlvata ilwtdruff.
vA -J '-'--JtJi For Raitorint Color and
ifW,, :-Jf,i BststttlvlnGrHTorl-adedHair.
N Saves Steps.
When the best and happiest house
keeper known to the writer was asked
to toll the secret of hor speed ia
housework she replied: "I never iron
with a cold iron, cut with a dull knife
or go to my kitchen to prepare a meal
without a clean small band towel
pinned to my apron belt on one aide
and a similar dish towel pinned on
tho other. Try It, and you will be sur
prised to see how much time and how
many extra stops you will save."
One Led to Another.
"I tried to get you over the tele
phone half a dozen times yesterday
morning, but the line was busy every
"Yes. My wife called up a neigh
bor to ask her a question, and before
they got through each had asked the
other not less than one hundred
These United States.
The United States has 3,000,000
square miles of territory, 1,903,000,000
acres of land. There are 878,000,000
acres of land In the farms of the coun
try, but 478,000,000 acres of this area
are unimproved and unproductive.
Ordinarily a young man refers to
his father as "the old man." . But if he
desires to he particularly polite, he
refers to him as "the old gent."
On the whole, It is better for the
small boy to soil his fingers with mam
ma's jam than to have them blown off
by the cannon cracker.
New Bridge Over Canadian.
The contract for the new steel sus
pension bridge over the South Cana
dian river south of the city, near what
is known as Smith's crossing, will be
let soon. It is understood that the
contracting company has agreed to
absorb three-fourths of the stock. The
new bridge will be "ii2 feet long and Is
to be of the steel suspension type
which is considered- the cheapest and
best bridge now being built. The
spans will be of considerable height In
order to clear high water.
Court Grants Writ Against Co. Judge.
An alternative writ of prohibition
was granted by the criminal court of
appeals, prohibiting County Judge W.
It. Jones of Payne county from trans
ferring certain bootlegging cases from
Stillwater to the district court at Cush
Ing for trial. The writ was made re
turnable September 7. It was alleged
in the petition filed with the court ask
ing for the writ that the county judge
was preparing to trnnsfer a large num
ber of cases to the district court at
Cushtng, when they should be tried at
Food for the
It takes the highest type of nerve
and endurance to stand the strain at
the batde front of modem business.
Manv fail. And often the cause
is primarily a physical one improper
food malnutrition. - It is a fact that
much of the ordinary food is lacking
in certain elements the mineral salts
which are essential to right building
of muscle, brain and nerve tissue.
made of whole wheat and barley, contains
these priceless nerve- and brain-building
elements in highest degree.
Grape-Nuts food is easy to digest nourishing economical delicious, and
as a part of the menu of modern business men and women helps wonderfully
in building up the system for strenuous demands and keeping it there.
'There's a Reason" for GRAPE-NUTS
Sold by Grocer erasiywhen.
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