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THE DURANT WEEKLY NEWS
FRIDAY, MARCH iwj
S.O70 IN SUNDAY HCHOOIj,
COMiKCTION OK $110.83
Sunday school attendance records
wero fihatteiPd lieie lnnt- Sunday
when 2,070 men, women and children
eatnc out to tho varloii Sunday
Schools. The collection was $116.83
The record by Sunday School.",
Church of Christ .-
Grace Methodist .
Kant rresbytctlan ..
Methodic. Mni'.s ..
Christian Mph'h .
Naxnrlne Men's ..
Women's . .
. . no
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VMtH YOU OUGHT TO
KNOW ABOUT OKLAHOMA
SALE BILL SIGNED
Oklahoma Is larger than any State
fiiivrriitiii'nl Now To I'loroMl To !wll ." l ii"""f.i .
HOI.IIIKK BOM'S llll.l.
A bill for a bonus to soldiers of
the Kurnpean war has boon reported
favorably in the lower house of the
National Congress. The proposal
Includes the application of the inter
est received fiom Kmopuan count j Irs
on ten billions of doll.ns loalieil, to
tho payniAnt of the bonds. The next
Congress would be exported t opro
ldo for raising the rest of the nec
essary money. Tliete are several op
tions under the terms of the bill, In
cluding, cash bonus, deferred corti
cated, farm and home aid, and vo
The totnl area of the State is 70,-
470 suuntc miles, an area equal to
the combined r.toa of Ohio and In
diana. The State Is near the geographi
cal center of the United States.
Oklahoma wus admitted as the
IHth state In the Union, oh November
The population In 1907 was 1.-
414,177 ami at, tho present time Is
000.000. The rnln-
15 Inches In the
sold Under u former Caller Actiwesi cnti in me riiiiiiuimieio nion
'passed by Congress, the coal de-' than 40 Inches In the southern pail
..(islts were offeieil for sale on thleojof the State. .,.,,
illfferent occasions, hut on account. The elevation of the State above
of n n excessive appraisement onlyea level ranges fiom less than 400
i: ! ..prnH uiti. sold, leavinir u I feet ut, the southeastern corner to
bilnme of about 3.SO.O00 acres still ! "bout 5.000 feet In tho northwes-
iIIiiii Coal unit Asphalt IjiimIs
The I'lesldent has Just approved
he ('alter II III foi the s.ilo of tne
remainder of the coal and asphalt
deposits of the M'grogitted mineral
land In tin- Choctaw and Chlcltasaw '
f.,.l.. v.,.,,,,,, ,,i,l hfirW'itffinu tour-I
Mi all v all the other tribal pioperty approximately 8.0
of the Five Civllled Tilb"s has boon , '"'I vniles from
Oklahoma ranks first in the pro
duction and value of oil.
The State ranks among the flist
of the states us a gas producer.
The soils arc fertile and varied in
chin urter. The State ranks 10th
among the states In the value of ull
crop.-. The crop value In 1919 was
4 times the ciops value in state
hood year, 1(107.
The mineral production of Okla
homa in 1 901 was $4,552,555. In
1919 the total mineral production
amounted to $260,000,000, an in
crease of 5,920 per cent, over 1901.
The total wealth produced from
all the State's resources In 1919
amounted to $947.800,000. Oklaho
ma Geological Survey.
crs, operatois and union officials
are Indicted. There are five counts
in the indictments, as follows: He
stialnt of Made, Restraint of Com
meice, Restraint of trade nnd com
merce. Conspiracy to monopolize,
OK 17 ST.MJKS IIUOK
MBKRTY BOND ItOBBKRY
YOL'NO DKMOCBATS IX
CONVENTION AT MUSKtX.KK
This new nit directs the Secietary
to le-apptalse and offer these niln
eials for sale to the highest bidder
under i tiles and regulations to bo
proscribed by him. which gives the
Secietary full authority to make a
final disposition or the matter,
1'ilor to the passage of this Act.
the development of new mines on
tho unleased portion nf the sogie
gated land area of tho .Choctaw and
Chickasaw Nations was prohibited
by law, and without the authoriza
tion of tjie sales of these minerals
provided by this Act, tho production
of the coal in most of tin- area would
lomalii tied up and curtailed to about
one-fourth of its capacity.
In accordance with the falter
amendment to the Indian Appro
pi iation Bill of last year, the Seeye
tray Is directed to make annual per
capita distilbutlons of all Choctaw
and Chickasaw funds held under the
at KIM.HIl IV WltKCK supervision of tne i ntiou Slates,
Tlifrly-sevo'i people were killed whether in the Treasury of Oklaho
and twice that many more Injuied ma banks, which obviates the ncces
near Poller. Indiana. Sunday, when g Ky of any future fight over per
west bound New York Ceiitial tiuin capita payments, so long us there
cruabed Into u derailed east, bound ' Choctaw-Chickasaw funds on
Michigan Central train. The trucks' hum! to meet sam.u
f the two railroad lines Intersect In a statement rendeied to Mr.
at a sharp angle at the point where Carter by the Interior Department
the wreck occurred. They aie almost recently, the Choctaw und Chlcka
parallcl nt this point. It, seems saw funds held In tho Federal Treas
that tho tialns were both approach-1 ury and in Oklahoma banks, total
Ins Hie Intersection point at about . $1,923,05.-1.61. Thole are all told
the sauie lime, and the Michigan 27.103 Choctaw and Chickasaw
Ccu'xal train was derailed, the fast names on the finally approved rolls
west hound tiaiu of the other line 'of these Tribes. It will be seen
cutting it half in tuo, both loooiuo-i from a calculation that it the pay
tires going into the ditch and inuk- went weie coming due Immediately,
till? killillilllf v.'ltoil llf :ltll r.'llS. Most Minn, vi'nlllil twit tin uitfflt.litnt fnnik
f tho deail and injured weie on to make a distiihiition of $100 perl MANY 'OAI. MKN FACE V IJAW.K.S
the Michigan Cential train. The capita. Since the payment will not
(OAcrman stationed at the point isilie due, however, until after July,
blamed tor allowing; the east bound first, it Is the opinion of the Indian'
train (o cross ahead, and was placed Bureau that sales of property and,
under arrest. deferred payments ott sales alioadyj
made, will augment Choctaw anil!
.VOY-UARTISIAN I.MAOUK ' Chickasaw funds so as to warrant1
The non-i'artisan league, forum-la payment of at least $100 per caul-'
I l:i. H, however no further sales
weie nuthoilcd of the coal and as-1
phalt deposits, lack of funds on hand
would piobably preclude the po.-isl-,
bllily of any substantial payment ot
ter the coming fiscal year. ,
These, and the necessity for final-
llv winding up Tilh.il Affair.-,, pro-
tent the priiiifp.il lucent leasou that
prompted fongiess I pass tho cn.il
bill at this slioit Session.
The Northern Trust Company of
Chicigo, Is loser $772,000 worth of
Liberty Bonds, par value, as result
of a theft committed by a seventeen
year old employee of the bank last
Thursday noon. The boy with other
ti listed employees was winking in a
cage, soiling out a hatch of bonds.
When lunch time mine, this lad, nn
nounied that he was going to lunch,
and nothing was thought about It,
until he failed to return, when the
bonds were missed. They weie of
large denomination and could easily
have been secreted by the boy. Bunk
officials said the hoy had no bad
habits nor associates. He was paid
$6.'i.oo per month salary, they said.
The boy was captured Saturday
and all of the stolen bonds reeov-eied.
Young .Men's Democratic Clubs In
convention ut Muskogee, did a lot
of piaizing of the State administra
tion and a lot of criticizing of the
"muckiukiug" Republican committee
that they say are seeking to discredit
every possiblv Democratic official
in the State.
Officers were elected os follows:
Ij. B. .Myers. McAlester, president;
Mis. .1. A. Bai bee, Muskogee, vlre
piesident; Thomas O. Martin, Wag
oner, secietnry; Harry Jilly, Carnl
gle, assistant secretary; J. C. Looney.
Ottovvn, college secretary; I. D. Og
ileii, .Mcintosh county, treasurer.
Okmulgee was chosen us the place
at which the next convention will lie
fodeial grand Jury at Indianap
oils has i etunicd indictments again.' I
227 coal opciatois, mining comp i
nios, coal miners and mine union of
ficials changing violation of tho anti-trust
laws. Prominent mine ovvn-
I.IVKS LOST AS DKSTItOVKK IS
As a result of collision between
tho United St-ites de-iroyer Woolsoy
and the American steamer Steel
Inventor, which occurred of the I'u
dfic coast of Panama Sunday, one
man is known to he dead, fifteen aie
missing, and two are injuied. The
destroer was cut In two by the Im
pact and sank shoitly.
McAlester the other day
among other things tatPjJWII
will ho hard to put by Scotland for
the season that the "Scot Insists In
regarding water as scenery.
UONORKSS PASSES OKLAHOMA
Congress last week passed the so
called Drainage hill by McKeown,
over the President's veto, by n vote
of 3"' to IS. This bill Is designed to
niake'the Oklahoma drainage law
more workable in that In creating a
drainage dUtilrt. land owned by In
dians shall boar its pro rata of the
cost making the impiovcment.
miv fix WV. MANY
" TONS OK OAL ANNUALLY
A p!.n has been proposed for the
saving of coal, which Is known as
the Boston Washington super-power
project, which. It is claimed will
save 25 million tons of coal annual
ly In the United States over what
Is now consumed. The Havings to
be affected by the plan. It Is claim
ed, will be derived us follows from
electrification of 21 class-one rail
way, ii.ooo.09i) tons; changes In
50,000 power consuming ,
Dlants, 8.500.000 tonn- .'
tlon of the Pennsylvania iSS
mlnos. 6.000,000- tons: t.liU
utilities plants, 4,000,000 toai
BIGHT TO FIX OINNINQ
CHARGES IS 1'pn
Tho Oklahoma Sunrim
has upheld tho right of tho r,z
atlon Commission of OklahomiiS
for RlnnlnB cotton and fnnS
UUKfclMf, "V MWll.
DR. A. L. STOVT
FIRST STATE BANK BCILDrj,!
Phone 888 Daraat, i
WATER IS SCENERY TO SCOTS
Pussyfoot Johnson, the world re
nowned prohibition agitator who I
has been pussyfooting muting the Q
iimiMi isios is now in mis couniiy
and making speeches. lie spoke at
latcd, and load by one Townioy,
which nearly ruined I lie Dakotas
politically nnd economically, has
start ut its v. oilt in Oklahoma, the
Tow nicy org.inieis are trying to get
In their a oil; in several sections of
the State. At Knld recently an ef
fort to otg.tui-o the fanners into tin
league, mel a dii.uial f.illllie, although
sevenil soctlom of (iai field county
are lepurteil to have been thoroughly
Rf.'Kf.'BKVDU.M SHOWS I'AVOIt-
Aiif-E io i:i:i'i:.i, ok tax
A refeieiidvni vole tul.on
the Chainlieia ot Conn lor, e
The NIIWS will buy an iinllmiti'il
iliiiiutliy nr eli-an nil, on i.igs .mil will
I l.i the hlK'i. si m.iil.ft pile...
Hat and Beauty Shop
See our display of Easter
Toggery for Ladies it is
Special rates in Beauty
Phono 124 210 MaiB
Offlc Phone 401 Residence 421
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Over Klmbrlel'a Drug Store
Chiller I'll rm mid flly rriiirrly
fur xiili'. Itvnl or Trmlc. Itoonix
10-11'. DrmiHTlit IIiiIIiIIiik.
It'll .NT. OKI.V.
WHY not make Home a REAL HOME this
Spring? Do you know that a brand new
coat of fine paint on that old house would
work wonders with it's appearance, to say
nothing of how proud you'd feel after it was
We handle the well known brands of
DEVOE and REYNOLDS Paints and Oils.
We have the paint in stock that will suit
your individual needs.
Call in and talk the matter over with us.
We are in a position to give you expert ad
vice regarding selection.
DON'T forget that we also carry a beautiful
line of Wall Papers. All kinds.
g Crescent Drug Co.
'1 217 W. Main Telephone 99
, t. 5; :u". : :T':f;:r":;uT!5r:1a5K-SS5IEK53CffigSES3fSSKS5f5!
cou.'iliy on the evce .-. iiiifl war
tax. shows th it 1.7 Is. me Invin'-
ablc- to Its lopoal with only II up-IKXiiug-
if. .Sii';giMiiins lli-t, losses
Iroiu the repeal of the excess profits
taws received 571 votes, ves, audi
l.tKU iiguinst ,
Prohibition otriuals i.iImmI stv-l
four places in the while light dl's
trice ol New Yoii: City last Satur-,
day uight, taking one-humlied per-1
ons into custody and a largo
amoung of home.
Cleaners and Pressors
Clothes Called for and
Easter conies Early. Order
that Easter Suit Now.
Effective at once will make a considerable re
duction on all Fruit Trees if bought in lots of
one hundred trees and more.
This is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to secure the
very best fruit trees at a marked saving to your
Consult us regarding your needs we give ex
pert service in this line.
Durant Nursery Company
Phone 282 J 1631 W. Main
The Bank That Accommodates
The First National Bank
OF DURANT, OKLAHOMA.
C. C. BATCHETT, Pretldent
GREEN THOMPSON, VtcPretidtnt
FRANK GIBSON, Vice-President
DIAL CURRIN, Cashier
FRANK L. DYER, Attlstant-Cashter
RALPH OWNBT, Assistant Cashier
J. S. TURNER, Assistant Cashier.
Ain't Some People Smart?
"Yours Truly" is well aware of the fact that he
was reared back in the forks of the creek without
every "goggle eyed" 'University Bird" telling him
about it, fact is, I am trying my best to forget that
pari of my life; and up jumps some "young
squirt" with breeches legs as tight as two urn-
bivlla covers and says, "That fellow" "Yours tru
ly" don't know as much about writing advertise
ments as an old maid knows about kissin'.
He says, "If some educated (?) man would put
in an old fashion grocery and general merchandise
store and write good old fashion advertisements
like we used to have, that fellow "Yours truly"
would sure have to pull that Red Sign Board off
Second avenue and go back to choppin' cotton.
My dear gentle reader, I am
pleased indeed to give you here
with a true reproduction of the
old fashion advertisements like we
used to have, as follows:
JOHN JONES & SONS
Dry Goods, groceries, boots,
shoes, hats, caps, ladies' and
gents' furnishings, chill ton
ic, fine combs, and saddles.
Country produce bought and
Fiddle strings in season.
Mr. Smartie, you're off your base, the old fashion grocery has gone the same
route as the "chin whiskers" and long skirts, and the old credit ledger is fast follow-
, insr. almost as well hand over vour nocketbook as to tret tied to a credit accout. be
cause credit account will get it any way, don't forget partner, there's other bills to be
paid besides yours. Some can't pay, won't pay, don't pay, move away and die, you
pay 'em all.
You ought to try trading the modern way, trade at the "Prune Shop" pay cash,
pay less and pay as you go. We are always glad to see you, everybody's bills are
paid up here, a man in overalls is just as welcome here as a bank president with
diamonds in his shirt front as big as warts on a mules ear.
W. E. STRICKLAND
P. S. Not changing the subject, but do you know Prunes is one of the best and
cheapest foods on the market We're selling 'em 15c per pound, prunes put iron i"
your blood. Order some prunes next time,they're fine, per pound f