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BEAVER, BEAVER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30,. (gi3
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The Keaver County Abstract Office
Best Abstracts. Promptly Mtido.
R.eal Estate Insurance
FRAZER & F1CKEL
Mrt. H. N. Lawsnn is quiti III.
J. N. Carter, of Speermorc, was a
business caller In Beaver Tueiday.
Mrs. E. II. Manslleld Is reported as
being among the sick this week being
troubled with a severe cold.
J. A. Stains, who has been located
at Knowles for some tlmo, returned 4o
his farm near Riverside last week. He
paid Bearer a nail Tuesday.
Little Miss Gall Hodge, who was re
ported ns being quite ill last week, has
recovered and Is ablo to be in school
Mr. and Mrs. J. R Qiilnn, both or
whom were seriously troubled with
rheumatism last week, are much Im
proved and able to be about.
1 Sometimes the charity that covers a
multitude or sins is stretched so thin
that inquisitive folks have no troublo
in seeing through it
J. W. Webb is having some of the
old cotton gin buildings removed to
his residenco property this week and
will use them In constructing a barn
8. S, Strong has chargo of te work.
Thoio from Reaver and vicinity, who
attended Masonic Consistory at Guth
rie last weok, have all returned home.
They report a most delightful and
Dr. L. L. Long has ordered a new
Ford touring car for hla own use which
he expects to arrive soon. He will use
his old car for passenger sorvico bo
twoen Beaver and Forgan.
Word comes from Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
-Dickson, who are spending a few weoks
at Willow Springs, Texas, that A. S.
has been under the doctor's care with
a s;vore attack of lagrlppo but Is now
improved. Judge R. II Lonfbourrow, wife, son
Hale and mothor, Mrs 0 J. Loofbour
row, who are fat Mineral Wells, Texas,
for the benefit of the Judge's and his
mother's hoalth. writes that they are
all feeling much improved and expoct
to derive great benefit from their trip.
-They will go on to Corpus Christ! this
R. O. RENFREW
Woodward, Harper, Ellis acrid
.MONEY READY when papers are signed.
See or .write
Opposite P. 0.
Card of Thanks.
I feci to thank the good people of
Bearer for their kindness and assist
anco during the illness of our Httio
bny Andy, nnd shnll ever cherish
warmest of feelings and gratitude to
ward them, and I trust the blessings
of God follow them nil the days of
their lifo. J. B. Nqbtox axp Family.
Mr. C. E. Tackott has been a victim
of lagrlppo the past week.
A Fine Crop Report.
Mr. J. O. Bradley, whoso farm lies
ono'half mile southeast of Beaver, has
furnished iib the following excellent
report of crops produced on his place
15 acres Milo Maize, 37") bush
els, worth, Including fodder, 103.00
7 acres Kaflir Com, 82 bushels
worth, Including fixlder. . -10 00
12 acre Feterita, 000 bushels,
worth, Including fodder. . 030.00
8 acres Cow Peas, 70 bushels,
wortli including hay 170.00
5 acres Peanuts, 55 bushels,
worth, including fodder. 75 00
35 acres Winter Harloy,i55 bu 130 50
20 acres wheat, 100 bjshols . 133.00
Totbltffo of acres, 102
Total No. of bushels.... 1.827
VaIut)ofcrop J-1, 3 17 50
These crops had but flvo Inches of
rain during the .growing season. The
ground for Malre, Kaflir Corn. Feterita
bnd Cow Peas was double dhced, then
harrowed before planting. The plant
ing was done with a-ilstor. These rrops
received four harrowings and were
Tried to saw all the moisture possl
bio by harrowing uftnr each rain. With
thu care my cropst got they would have
doubled the yield with a few inches
more rain, but under conditions as-they
were I believe I did very well.
Demonstration Farmer for Beaver Co,
Erery Gardener tod
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. OIIEAT NOKTI112KN SUED CO.
Ill Komi BU Itookfonl, Illinois
W. F. CARSON,
Manager Beaver Office.
BEAVER, OKLA. '
Victim of Holdup.
Rob't Maddrlll, of Gray, wa tho via
tint or a lu.ldup last week, nt that
place, having received a Vnockout blow
from a gun nnd robbed of. $2S0 00. He
was in n serious condition for several
days as tho result of tho attack but nt
wiis umo is recovering. Jt nppars
that during tho day Maddrlll had been
drinking heavily with John Holt and
Otto Randolph and had bought whis
key from them whereupon they dis
covered his roll ofmonay, That nisht,
it is alleged, they enticed him to a
teoludcd spot and slugged and robbed
him. After thu robbory thy entered
the store of John Just, nt Gray, and
demanded cartridges for their guns
Mr. Just was compelled to hand thorn
over at tho point of a gun and, with
inelr ammunition tho robbrsfled. Mr
Just nt onco Informed Sheriff Jones
over the. phone and in a short tlmo he
was in hot pursuit apprehending his
men near the river. They were taken
to Gray and given a preliminary hear
ing before. Justico of tho Peace Taylor,
J. W. Culwcll appeared for thedefend
Bills nnd County Attorney Smith pros
ecuted the cno. Holt was bound over
to the District Court on charges of
robbery, hold-up nnd bootlegging
Randolph proved an nlihi nnd the cae
ngninstjiim wits dismissed Holt is
lodged in tho county Jail awaiting
Overlooking a Few Oppor
tunities. Eleven years ago this morning The
Oklahoma!) urged that n railroad bo
built from Oklahoma City to the ndrth
western part nf the State. It was
pointed out that n largo development
was to take place in that mighty em
pire of which Woodwaid and Woods
counties form tho bate, and that the
products of Northwest Oklahoma would
be marketed in Oklahoma City If truf
fle arrangements permitted.
To-day thousands of dollars worth of
livestock nnd other products will leave
that section of the State, bound where?
To Texas, Kansas, and on to "the north.
To-morrow other thousands of value
will do tho same. Tho next day will
be a repetition.
Just ho" mnny millions of trade Is
being diverted from Northwest. Okin
ma to commercial centers outsido of
Oklahoma is not known. Tho amount
would likely bo staggering, If we
should bo advised how many cars of
livestock and grnln leave Western Ok
lahoma to go out of tho State, nnd how
many cars of merchandise reach that
section of the Stnto from tho Jobbing
points of tho north nnd east.
Residents of Oklnhoma fity who have
made recent trips through tho re'glon
north and west of us are inclined to
think that $30,000,000 represents tho
business which wo nro overlooking by
not causing iteel rails to reach tho
north and west.
The Oklahoman rsnows Its sugges
tion of eleven years ago this morning,
that iro build the road this year.
Tho year 1013 is to be Oklahoma's
greatest year. Wo must not let the
year pass into history as tho year in
which $30,000,000 worth of business
was diverted from Oklahoma City for
the reason that Oklahoma City did not
reach out for it.
Tho business of the northwestern
part of tho State is growing faster than
that of any other section of tho State.
All of which will continue to build
Wiciiltn and Fort Worth, and po'ssilily,
may coush those'citles to bo as largo ns
Oklahoma City. Oklahoman,
W. F. and N. W. to Extend.
From tho Kansas City Stur published
Jan. 15, we clip tho following rcliitivo
to tho extension of tho Wichita Falls
t Northwestern railroad from its prcs
ont terminus at Forgan to Denver,:
"According to advices received nt
Syracuso, Kan,, tho extension oi the
Wichita Falls and Northwestern rail
road from Forgan, Ok., its present ter
minus to Denver is a certainty. Tho
Union Pacific lias refused to handlo
freight In tho future from tho Santa
Fo, ltock Island M K. & T., and the
need of these lines for an outlet north
west to the coast and southeast to Ok
lahoma City and tho Quit. Is impera
tive. Tho Wichita Falls Itoute is a
Missouri, Kansas t Texas property and
negotiations are now being made in
Denver for terminal facilities.
This Information has caused n stir
in several westorn towns, At present
it seems certnin the routo will cross
the Santa Fo main line at Dodge City,
Liberal, KnnsaB seems tho logical
point for a Junction on the Hock Island
nnd is making a fight for it.
See Hvely, The
County Attorney's Explana
tion. January 23, 1013.
KniTon Herald: With tho belief
that tho duty of the oflluials is to rid
tha county of crime, rnther than to in
sist upon mero personal punishment,
tho Forgan enses were settled upon
terms which included tho pnyment of
fines amounting to $175.00 nnd costs,
tlio dlsusu of the Ford building as a
gambling and bootlegging jpint, nnd
the removal from tho county of tho
brains nnd the head of most of tho
gambling nnd bootlegging n Korean.
Tho County Attorney felt nt tho time
tho cases wcro so disposed of mid still
feels that such action was for tho best
interests nf tho county nnd such dispo
sition was not caused by any threats
ngtinst any of the olllcers, but were
the terms insisted upon by the olllcers
themselves, with tho consent of tho
Court, and tho endorsement of soma of
thu best citizens of Forgan, who nro
equally anxious ns tho nflluers that
crlmo which lias been pornilttcd to go
unchecked for the past several months
bo speedily ended. Should tho agree
ment to coast) bootlegging nnd gam
bling be broken, the ollleors have, with
the plensof guilty, mentis to prosecute
cftVctlvoIy tho root of the evil. Tho
County Attorney does not expect to
plenso everybody, nor can ho hope
to l)avo Ills administration Tree from
criticism, but he Intends to do exactly
what he thinks Is best for the people
regardless of what vhnv some may tnko
of his actions, with tho confidence that
results will speak for themselves. The
ofllcers. namely, thu Sheriff and lilr
force and thu County Attorney, nru in
hearty accord concerning tho breaking
up of organized criminality nnd fuel
thaf. within the pant three Weeks their
record will show mole results than the
sum total done townrd the enforce
ment of law in tho past two yeors.
Ci..cik T Smith,
The abovn letter from County Attor
ney Smith )n reply to an article in last
week's Hi;rlu concerning tho dispo
sition or the gambling and bootlegging
cases at Forgan thu week previous,
may satisfy tho general public that the
right tiling was dono in tho prnsecu
tion of thes cases, but wo hardly be
lieve It will. Tho idea of County
Attorney Smith that ollleials should
"rid tho county of crlmn rather than
to insist upon mere personal punish
ment" may sound nil right but the
question Is, how are they going to do
It? Is it right nnd justico to compro
mise sucli cases to tho extent of im
posing merely tho minimum ncnnlt
and permit tho "brains nnd head nf
most of the gambling nnd bootlegging"
to escape without punishment and be
free to follow his career of crime ami
lawlessness In somo other section?
Ofllcials, In our opinion, are not em
ployed by counties and stntcs merely
to chase crmllnnls from one border to
another and 'Id TnEin county of crime
at the expense of another section of
tho country. "Tho removal from the
county of the brains nnd head of the
gambling and bootlegging" would hav"
been much more effectual had the
offenders been brought to justico and
given the limit under the law. As it
was, tho case was considered merely
a joke nnd tho law-violators and theli
friends nro boasting over the stunt
they pulled off. Tho IIekai.u Is not in
favor of any comprnmiio wltn law vio
lators for n protenso at law enforce
ment is worse than no effort at nil
The penalty for certain crimes is spec
iflcally snt forth by statutoand when ii
is willfully and flagrantly violated the
punishment should be moteu out ac
cordingly. The people nrb Urcd of
child's play. The law and Its penult)
is warning nnd compromise enough
Anything less only adds to crlnn and
lawlessness and makes courts and jus
tico a laughing stock. Secure a few
convictions and impose tho full penal
ty prescribed by law, then such pros
ecutions will have some terror. We
hnvo no personal fight to make on
bounty .Attorney Smith. Wo are only
interested In seeing tho law enforced
to the letter and In his campaign for
election Mr. Smith promised to do this
to the best of his ability. It looked
like poor Judgment to compromise the
Forgan cases, when there seemed to
bo every evidence necessary to convict,
and wo were truly surprised that it
wasdono A good strong conviction ,
In these cases, would have dono won
ders in putting dowp such crime in
To nil out- customers having Trrtdinu; Upnds or
Cash Tickets Riven by ns and good for Premiums:
Same will be redeemed, according to condi
tions stated in our Profit Sharing catalogue' any
time between now and April 1st, 101,), but not lat
er than that date. r
Beaver Mercantile Co.,
Beaver, OKI a.
Beaver School Report.
For week ending January i, 1013.
Week's enrollment, 1JJ
Average nttendnnait, J37.
No. attending every day, 127
Ontts of nlxence, 33.
Cases nf tardiness, 3.
Percent of nttendar.ee, 03.
The past week Mulvin Ives of Dist
N'o. 70, and Hazel Moon of Dist. No, 23.
Hiirnlled in thf Eighth grade, nnd For
est Fain enrolled in the Fourth grade
A manual training class has been or
ganized nnd are doing good work.
Thore am nino members In the class,
liame,ly; Ceo. liateman, howls Moore.
Percy Harrow, William Moore, llay
Hayden, Itrynu Hatfield, James Keller
and Charles Keller. Tho boys work
two hours each Tuesday and Friday
nights. Tnoy will begin work next
week on a filing ouso for tho County
Joo Munsingor visited both school
buildings lout week ond took a number
of views, as follows! Physics class,
llituny class, Miss IJUck's room, High
school Auditorium, High School Choir,
High Sch6ol Ilullding, Mr. Green's,
Miss Twecdlo's nnd Miss HoIiuch's
Tho tlaskot Hall team will go to Hal
ko next Saturday, whero they will play
Ihilko and Blno Mound teams on the
IHIko grounds. "
' A gamo was played last Tuesday be
tweon the High Sohool and Grndes for
tho school championship.
The Eighth grndo Domestic Sclonce
class hns been working on some sash
curtains for Miss Mack's room.
Mr, Swalm lias received n Stcrcopti
cau outfit which will bo used next year
for class room lectures in History, ScI
Wo consider our school is doing first
..us, or m every particular, ami ue-
siro to urge tho parents to visit tho
SEEING IS BELIEVING
Believing that the Best is the
Cheapest, we are always striv
ing to get Better Goods at a
Our "Thistle Blend" Enameiware; Our
"Sheridan" and "Insurance" Stoves: Sherwin
Williams Taints and "Diamond Edge" Cutlery
are exclusive lines not found any place in
Beaver County but at our store.
Caskets and Undertaking Goods
Beaver Hdwe. & Furn. Co.
Dentist, Beaver, Okla.
different rooms personally and sco tiiat
this is true. An hour spent In visiting
tlio dlfforent rooms will not only con
vince you as to what we aro doing, but
by your presence you will oncourngu
both teachers nnd pupils.
We iloslro to call attentlod to the re
port of the promptness. Out of alien
rojluvnt of lit for die past weok, wh
had only 3'cases of tardiness This is
an excellent record. Our attendance,
report, however is not as good as it
should be, only nvurnijlng 03 per cont
for tho past week, Let us set If wh
ennnot diminish the number of rases
of nbscntees tho uoxt week.
Christian Church Services.
liible School nt 10:00 o'clock a. m.
Our Motto: Every member of the
Church In the Iilblo School.
Moknino Servic It o'clock
Subject: "Thu Flood "
0:45 Christian Endeavor.
Evkni.vo Sbiivicic 7 Ho,
Subject: "A Tenderfoot In the Bad
Special Music. A cordial Invitation
is extended to all.
I.. L. Shaw, Pastor.
Sunday School etch Sunday at
o'clock a. m.
Regular morning service at 11 a.m.
Preaching in the evening at 7:30.
Every member is urged to bo present
and assist in theso services. AVo need
you and you need us. There Is also a
cordial wolcome cxtonded to the gen
On February 2nd at the hour of It
o'clock, there is to be an election of au
Remember that WELCOME Is our
Ciiais. D. LxErsit, Pastor,
8omo much-nceded work Is
dono on the stroots this weok.