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THE DUttANT yrwKi.r NEWS
FRIDAY, MAY ia
Doings al the Court House
A KILLING NEAR
YUBA FRIDAY P.M.
Jin Uwni, Sli'tl To Ueuth. WiiIHt
Meeks In lull li.im.il Willi
M in l'i .
A .1 ii'-uli "f .i -li'Hititm that m
rured List Krld.iv niuht .ilmul "Il'!i'
o'clnfk. lit (In- liui I fli.iiidni i
Hnlchciio'i one hi"" ''' "' "l''i
Jim l.,inmi. .iomI ttiriv.flv. futhei
of elpht rhllilteii is ili-.nl. -iii'l W.ilt"!
Mtsk, Is In III- fount J.ill ihiiueil
tli minder I.iiw-iiii u i- "M 't """
in the breit with .1 shut K'" ''
died Init.intly Mi-i-Im- lh-n """ "
Robeit.i ami phoned nflneit lm
wont ami lirmmlit I1I111 tn I u t .tut
Theie is unite .1 niinplex 1 I1.1I11 "I
circunt. inn's tli.it m to Ha"
brought ili-jti f I" f'flltiK 1l1.1t
jirobabl.v le.ul to tin- kftlitm'
Abom a ve.it .iko. Meeks anil 111-
wife ere divoneil .mil the woman
later mnrrleil Jim l..ison I.,ivvsim
had eight, ohlldieii by n former 111.11
riasc. Mr. .mil Mi Meeks hail two
children, a bo six imis of .ie anil
1 baby filrt When Mrs Meeks
tarried Law son sin- look Iut b.iby
Siri xtth Iut. tin- f.it!nT kc.pfrii;
Ik buy This si is to have brought
n vnfriendl) feelinj; between Meeks
and Lawmiii, who were neiithlmrs
Ian week there was a r.isi In Jus.
dee Archibald's rouit hie In which
Jim IflWBOii sinmhl to eject Will
Carter from a piece of prnpeity.
Amoat: the wltneHses appe.irliiR In be
FckIImk wis pretty IiIkIi a.ilii"t th
JOUI1L' 111. Ill llllT the VlitllU,
Ko.iih win 11 ltit'!iew"t by the
count .ittnrnej m.iile a clean ionf's.
slon of his uliii" anil now Is In Jail
iw.tiiliiK Mi opportunity to ple.id
I'lllltv ami tak litem e,
Slule lllll'M's III .lull
.le.s 'llllll- .lllil (SeiilL'e It lllj" .III'
ill J.til rhlilK' I wilh lobhlni? the
s!mi e "t A! I. T.i!oi, 'th .iipI (ieiir
I'll Mleet Mnml.iv tils-'hl Tlu
wen- plikeil ii .it the depot Tllesd.iv
mmli hv 1 in uftlier Skltinev Itose
.is th" were v.'ttltiK re.ulj to leae
town Thej ,ii" in J.til They .1I-0
eonfi-seil lii h-itine stolen a Kuril at
.Mmris okl.ihnm.i ami l.itr-i s,.HitiK
it at Mi Abater, ami ailmitteil that
tliev went all uvei Mutant .Moml.iy
night Inokini; tor a Kuril that suited
them When .wrested, they .said,
they were mi their way to C11I1I0,
where idey intended to steal a car
Inspi-i tsl irarl HimmIs
The entile lloaid of County Com.
mlssinners were up Ileal Muskogee
this week Inspecting .some mads that
have been built from Cellna gravel,
which is being iiitisiilered in the con
struition of roads in this county.
IS VOt'lt DKIXKISO WATER
KltKK l-'KOM roXTAMIX.VTION?
jsonie Points To lie Olitened If We
Would I'leieiit fuse, of T)pholiI
mid l)sentnr, TliN .sumiuer
illy Or A IS. I.e I State Health
Nulimly n longer discounts the
worth of pine drinking v"at,'r-
And most eiMins, as well as cities
h,tve learned that the possession of n
splendid water supply Is a bin boost
l'o" any iiitniiiuntly Iitnotiince and
Indlffeieiice hn. tlieiefoie been sup
planted In neirly all municipalities by
a llel Inteiest in this must impor.
The iinltaij Quality of private
water supplies must he Judged by the
Individual who owns the well or
spring, for at the present time only
samples from municipal waterworks
ate .unitized at the State Laboratory.
i:ieptiun to this rule Is made in
Cl-e of !.llsieited source
In surveying the premises in gen-'
er.il. the question that should be
kept uppermost In mind is this: Does
inv opportunity exist in our human
intestinal ot urinal y discharge to
gain acress to the water? Pollution
by the lower animals is rarely dan
gerous because lower animals are sel
dom subject to the same infectious
disease as humans. Furthermore,
the only human diseases that are
considered as being transmitted by
drinking water are Intestinal Infes
tlons of which typhoid and dysentary
strata may be affected by near-by
sources of ground pollution so far
as undergiound contamination Is
concerned, it is well to remember
t .1- . ..-.. ......... n nVn...HlAn
l'p For llurglao ! ur l,,e """l l""uu -'i-
I.-H.I,. v,..u,.,n 1 i ..i.i .., A well may become contaminated
the law over burglarizing the hoin,e,from ,he ,n'' or 'he. VL" bearlB
of Noah Alrlngton near Caddo, which
he said he did to get something to
eat. His confession says that he
tr nt t... I..Fn.fl .fit f'iplnr U'!I4 ' nntinpd tlm nlmlfiu nnA antartai
.,... ,,.... . i.,i'i,..,.i.ina- f!hii .h.. f..ii, ,. o.. .J1 that the average soil is a good fitter
Ckitcr The plaintiff lost the ...se. 5 gallons of syrup. 2 palls of lard. 4 an' action of the soil
Mwms to have resented the testl-1 cans of tomatoes. 1 ham, 1 can ot and the ageing of contamination dur
,r r Meeks at the trial. , berries, besides . snoon, table iDSi trau1 towanl ,l,"1 neatly
That evening Jim Law-son.' I.uther! Huen. and crochet work. He is In ,e,'lw V?" chance f th 80ur"
1111 dinini, Jim iisiiu, i.uimi.1 ()f p0ufjon through underground
Jam i win and Tom Meeks. a brother !" 1 channels..
nf Waller Meeks. started home In a j '"
-...1 o 1 .1 .i... 1.,.,,,.. ,.fl Itaiilnl -tliiM" Joint Greatest sources of contamination
iiii ami -i.. . ... .... ...... ".
Crawl ma Hutrliersoti. A lime a -rnoc joint was closed up
later nfong came another vehicle Sunday night when Of fleets Jim
tn nMdi weie Walter Meeks. Mr. j Ktrhlnson and It. J. Howard raided'
and lirs. Will Carter, Delia Circles the place ,,f Flabby Tinsley in the
and Wallet Hutrhi'tson. giatulson of north pait of the city. About fifty
gallons of choctaw- beer mash, e
ti.ut and paraphnalia for manufac
tilling biei were found and de-tioy.
ed Titislej was brouuht In and
i-h.iri.-eil with violating the pmhl
hltion laws. .
wells is piped off to one side and Bet
afire, so that tlie valley Is covered
with gas flares which mnkelt al.
must as bright as day. While I was
there our lompany drilled In what
is said to be the largest oil well In
world, making 200,nni) barrets
. n- 1 inninfml nS
menace, nowuui. n i-'
t- a 75 feet f 10m a well. The
. i.t of the soil has such healing
this. 4ml a deep cepool, or
led sewage well, which extends
tn vvatet bearing form Vtlolis
i .- -..uf. tn .ill the
...!...u '..ti m the Mclnitv. Li ilay The gas was esijaplng with'
',ue stre.Miis In getieial ate of
anllary quality and should
.ictepted as a permanent
nnnteft nti aavtnv tt.-. .
"S -- " " "MB IUHI f.t. .j,.
as the party's chief in oki,?1
and will hand his reM.n.iVA
State Committee at a niiMln .vl
hsoon call. He says hr. u.n ?.:
I '"I HIAl '
sent mailers vital t oth
in the State.
,f ilrlnkliig water tiniest. .11111
h the Stale Laboiatoiy and
nieil "safe". Only 'Ji tinning"
. -Ilnlllil be (llll'lileted "s.lfe"
.king water. Those without
ire usually funned n
surh tone the gtound for two miles'
1 mound the well shook, and one
I .... .. .. ..... .. I.t.l.. h..lf n inlln'
ll'OIIIII Oil S'-i Wlilllll '
of It because of the noise."
CJOXK TO MAKKKt
XKW THi:.lTK Ol'KXKH
The H. & It Lytic, Durant's new
est niotlon plctuiH theatre opened for
......... I biihine-s last Siturday wlllua
1 -.t.jimi..'. .....
I In the market this we..t, i.,.l'a
for their new store to i. t
the Click.Houghton t)tv Good, r "
ipany which opens shnrtl. 0'1
linllld be obtained only at all
iturday vvitlua free
tor the chiliiten between ine
iv or bv pumplnc. and notjUouts of ten In the moinlng and two
.j.iiig into the sp.ing. I" the .if.e-u-.ot. and to be sure, the
' place was rtowileil. This makes
u, I three fir-t da-s niotlon plct.uie
ti 1 1 1 iiifiuii'f -1 vo .tun iiihi '
IIVl'tKKI.s i:KltV II.IV ' h"11"
f it Dur.mt.
,il well recently umipleted In
t 1 tiiplio ilistilct ot Mexico bus
1 n.ving at the rate of Jiiji.niju
1 . 1 day, ai-conllng to a letter le-
i 1 11 1111 Arthur Senecal. who not
1 ...ti went into that district as
:, pi ie of a big oil concetti.
going down to the oil fields,"
li. wrote, "we went flft mile by
In .1 ml the lest by automobile. It
1. i.nly Is the sRht of a life time
A '. l't the gas escaping from the
JIM IIAKItls. WILL ytlT
Jim Harris. Republican National
Committeeman from Oklahoma is
when you ne-ii fresh meat of any
kind. Free Delivery
U9 X. Third
A good Book
that will be appreciated
wny not present your boy M
girl graduate with Mjmethini
that they will remember yon
by something that they cm
use and thereby appreciate
Come in and talk it over witi
DVRANT BOOK STORE
204 W. Main Phone 69J
1 are cesspools, privies, and leaky sew.
.its Thee do not constitute a ser-
Grandma Hull hersiin. The later ar-TiraV--
drove to the back of the pl.u-e
tho othcis being in the ftont. and
someone mid Cattei, who had won
the mil fiom l.iwsim, that Lawsou
was nut In ftont am! that he. had 1
hotter not go around theie. Meeks,
it heems wa pretu well Imensed at
laton foi some reason, fur It is
said that In some wav he went into
the kouse and iiioiiiied .1 loaded 1
ehotpmi and th.-n weiii out tiuiu
and wt down on the porch.
Ol-I ill mint .seieial ill the gioiip
ere diking .ibuut one thing and
artotitcr ami the subject ot tin- law.
suit fame up Liwsiiu Is mid to
Hae kidded one 01 two ot the p.utv
abont their testimiiin, .mil tiuallv
made slighting teteienie tu the t..-M-moui
of one wluim he did mu 11 line
but fi-iim the epithet applied, was
lakea to mean Meeks I'pnn he.uinu
Ullf. llrck is -, 1 ill to have walked out,
to where the iiowd stood, made the
remark thai he had taken all he in.
tended to olf ot Lawsou, ami
ytneivded to shout him at 1 loe
Attn the killing Meeks phoned of.
StaLTfc to get him ami met them al
Roberta He Is -till in j .lit Time
iox the examining tiial had not been
ant up to Tiiesdav afternoon
Offlc. Phone 401 Realdanca 411
Eye, Ear, Nose.and Throat
Over Jenkin's Dry Goods Co.
L WW Kits OKI'ICKKs OK THK
ST.VIK IN K.Xs.s, COIUT SAYS
The Kansas Sunielue Couit has
held that In that State a lawyer Is an
iirfiiei ot the stati. atnl not the sole
hlielini: ,1! h, rlfeiit :ni, that a law
yet who I- sii zealous Im his illent
that he u,. steps the bounds of pro.
piiety mav lie bailed 1 1 0111 prartiie
The decision was lendend 111 .1 dis
barment i-.i in whlih a lawyer was
' I f getting iltiintc and indtilg-
ini; 111 sliaip pi.utiies tor the benefit
Machine Work", and
W. 7. Carpenter &
Special Prices on Casing.
and Inner Tubes
Phone S21 430 W. Main
Cliargeil With Assault
Oils Iloai-h. aged Is. farm hand
employed by K. I' lioad, living near
Barocngton, was .11 rested last week
harpol with an .saull upon the
awren.yiar-old daughter of his em
ylorn. and was lodged in jail.
Kocrn is chaiged with meeting the
.child in the mad and a'tacking h'l.
IT IS A FACT
' that the consistant saving of money is the nucleus
of Success. History proves this statement.
If you desire to attain Success start saving NOW
step in and talk with us about it we can give vou a
practical plan to follow.
FIRST STATE BANK
I Money back without qurttian
llf HUNT'S OUARANTKED
I SKIN DISEASE RRMED1KS
(Hunt' Silvr and Sop. fail In
tht treatment rt Itch, hcitnis.
Kingworm.Tctttror otner lien
inn akin dmcaara. Tiy thic
tceatnunt ui our nu.
CORSER If HI a STORE
fiAKD'f to tukt;
Ifeighs but 6 pounds.
Has a smart case.
E. i. EVANS
(.'orilnva Leather Hairs.
Sterlinr Silver Vanities.
Conklin ami Waterman Fountain IViis.
HawkeV Cut t;ias Catnly Jars.
Picture Frames. IJiui Vae. Etc.
Haiul-Painted Ivory Toilet Sets.
Beautiful Manicure Rolls.
Sterling Silver Belt Buckle?.
Pearls and Imported Beads.
Cuff Links. Waldemir Watch Chains.
Howard, Waltham, Elgin and Gruen Watches.
''GIFTS THAT LAST"
AINT IT THE TRUTH
A fellow is liable tn make a
donkey of himself If he btts on
the other fellows nicks.
When "Yours Truly" was a boy and lived back in the
forks of the creek, he used to get "city slicked" every time
he came to town.
One day, down at the wagon yard, a "smart-alec" ap
proached him, said; "I'll bet you a dime I can stick my.'
knife blade through your hat-brim and not leave a hole,"
the wager was made and the "lucre" put in the hands of a
disinterested (?) stake-holder; and would you believe it,
he soused his knike-blade clear through my Sunday hat
brim, and yanked. 'Tis true he didn't leave any hole, but
there was a horrible "split" place left to tell the tale. Gen
tle reader, then and there I made up my mind that a,s long
as I lived never again would I bet on the other fellows
But all merchants weren't fortunate enough to get this lesson. Scarcely a day
passes but what customers tell us of some of our fellow grecermen in speaking of us,
.say; "He is selling stuff at less than it cost him". Gentle Reader, the next time you
hear such a statement, tell 'em "No brother, that fellow "Yours Truly" is not sel
ling "stuff at less
Gentle reader anytime you think all retail grocers pay
the Mime price for stuff, you've certainly got another guess
coming. There's a difference in buying power, there's
a difference in the merchant who is slow pay and the one
who is prompt pay. Then again the grocer who sells only
for ca-sh always gets better prices from the wholesale
man than the one who sells on credit, as you know we
sell only for cah and we are jut a particular about the
buying end. as we are the selling end. We are as poor
as the proverbal church mouse, but no gargle-eyed human
can stand on two feet and say this store owes him one dime
on past due account.
A WORD ABOUT OUR SERVICE.
We have eight young men helping take care of our
trade; they are just humans, no doubt they forget and
speak short to the customers sometimes, but it isn't the
policy of the owner to do it. Sometimes they don't "fix
up" your purchases just like they should, sometimes they
say "they haven't time" then I tell 'em, I'd rather pay
out a full days salary, than have one customer leave the
than it cost HIM. he's selling itat less than it cost YOU.
I. BST ON EARTH
New- Car of AlhatrO'S
Flour in today. We've
been out for a week
Our boys are improving daily; they are making service a study; they are building
for the future, they know that the amount of their pay check depends largely on the
kind of service they render to our customers entrusted to their care. Trade at the
store "that cares".
W E. STRICKLAND
The Bank That Accommodates
The First National Bank
OF DURANT, OKLAHOMA.
C. C. BATCBETT, PreiidaU
DIAL CURRIN, Cashier
uiin bunniiT, iwnwi , .uaf
GREEN TBOMPSON, VUPretident ZMZS &J!FJF3t'AATttrM
FRANK GIBSON, Vke-Pretident J?S.TllRNKR AuUtant Cashitr.