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Fhe Dur ant Weekly News
lit OLUME XXV
PUKANT. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DKC. 29, l'.)22
Kt-m uni were inrnea in mohc iuy
Wcdncsdav, ucccmiier it, i or
Juiinc W. S. Archibald was .trick
en th apoplexy Monday morning at
jl o'clock, as he started up the
fir t flight of stahs at the court
hou i He had started up to the
Cou' attorney'- office, and was
foj' l a few seconds later on the first
linding Medical aid was Riven him.
jrd he wns rushed to the Memorial
bo'piLiI, where he cxpiied at 2:00
oVlo. k Everything that medical
skill and loving tare could accom
plish was done for him but all in
win Although he had just recently
returned from Mineral Wells, where
lie had gone for his health, as he
lias been ailing slightly, his death
wu unexpectedly and was a severe
(hock to nis loved ones, as well as
Apparently enjoying good health
snd a few minutes before he was
stricken, was enjoying the compan
ionship of loved- ones and friends,
bis death sent a pall of sadness over
Oie entire city when the news be
came known. Only a few minutes
fcefore his stricken form was found
tt the court house, he had been down
town with friends, making some pur
chases of Christmas gifts, which he
was preparing to deliver and it was
when he was on this errand of love
and enjoying the spirit of fellowship
and the glad Christmas season that
Ine was iitKen. wnat a sweet way
to co and vet. it was 111st tvninnl
of hi good Christian man. Always
thinking of others, working for
other, and others, and this was his
greatest joy in life to make others
happy. His life was built on service,
the kind that makes the world a bet
ter place in which to live. Few men
in Durant were better loved than
Judge Archibald, for he was actively
interested in every part of the church
work and the work of helping the
aty in which he lived. His purse
was always open to either cause, and
on last Sunday he was nmone- tho
Goodfellows when they went out to'
uiunnuie me pacKages to the poor
01 me city and that was the kind of
life he loved hpsfc nnri Tin woo l.nr.r.:.
it when'serving others.
Judge Archibald had been a mem
ber of the Presbyterian church since
oarlv manhood and at his death was
an elder in the First Presbyterian
chunh of this city. And it is in the
church that he will be missed most.
His life was dedicated to the work
th( Master, and he was fully pre
parer to make the journey "to that
undowered country from whose
bourn no traveler returns," for his
rerj diy was an exemplification of
the Christian religion and his life a
btnedution to all who came in con
tact with him.
Walter Scott Archibald wasbom
n Djcr county, Tennessee, in 1859,
and moved to Pierce City, Mo., in
872. in early manhood he moved
to Wolfe City Texas, where he was
"nited in marriage in 1883 to Miss
After only a few years of happy
married life the good wife answered
tic call of her Master and her re
wains were laid to rest in the Wolfe
CUy cemetery, and the husband will
ow be laid away by her side. To
u union four children were born,
H f whom were present Monday
hen the sad end came. They are:
Sm Archibald and Walter ArehihnlH
f Durant; Mrs. Verna Werrell of
"Ha and Mrs. Ollie James of Du
WOt Aftor tha doatti nt Ui ...it-
ke moved with his children to PurHv.
o where he resided until he came
erc eleven years ago. Besides the
votid and loving children, he is
wrvned by one sister, Mrs. Fannie
I rl n of Tulsa; one brother, Frank,
J'jplin. Mo., and grandchildren,
; and Rhea Washington, Ollie
ane Jr., and Ann Rose and Bob
Archibald and Mrs. Eula Grubb, a
awMn, at Ardmore.
A brother-in-law, Mr. J. L. Dash
er, ami M ...:- n.. ... ..
Ik in "ve in mis city.
M ,, ," ' f hi3 children, with the grand
pr. wildnn and his sister, Mrs. Carlm,
were here for Christmas, and it had
""" a happy one for him. as he
"r. marked that he had all of
loved ones with him again, and
within a few hours he had passed
n t that home not made by hand-,
wrnal in the heavens.
"w death will be universally
wrncd and the sympathy of the
ir.shJp of the city is extended to
Jr b-reaved and sorrowing ones in
their hour of sadness.
Continued on page five
ANOTIIKIt I.KAI) MININIi
FIEI.I) TO IJE OPENED
The Devils Hollow section is the
next field that is to lie dcvelopcel in i
connection with the Oklahoma-Kan-1
has zinc and lead mining. This isj
accoiding to W. C. Miller and T. C j
Young, of Miami, who with W. F.
Angel, Frank Wiay and J. L. .Stump,'
of the Devils Hollow country, are,
acting as sl0uts for the Clianutc
.Smcltering compati.v. a umip.iny sub
xidiiiiy to the American Metals com
pany in obtaining leases in that -n-tlon
totaling fi.non neics.
The new Devils Hollow t.iuntij
lies east of the Spring nci, east
of Quapaw, where the Chailes M.
Schwab interests hae taken an op
tion on 2,700 acres and about a dozen
mills. It has alvvavs been known
that there were beds of ore there, but
the fact that the water in that sec
tion will bo strong enough to make
mining out of the question except
with companies with unlimited capi
tal has kept the prospectors from
making any special headway. The
water is of the artesian type, in some
cases spurting from the ground from
wells not more than 150 feet in depth.
Ore is found in some places from the
grass roots on down as far as any
one has gone with their tests.
DOG HELPED TO
POULTRY SHOW, CONVICT SLAYER
i MKS. MIPENTEU'S HOME
IS DESTROYED BY
time they had not been decided on.
The Show is open to any puie-bred
The fine home of Mis I.ucy A.
fail Howeiy. one of the thirty one 'nentci. at ?LM West Elm Stieet
pusoneis in the state penitentiary at '"1 i" vnUu' 'ni'"" '' ""-
MeAlestcr who weie eroven "Cliust- Plftc-ly elestioved by file Wednesday
mat pinoles" by Governor Uobeilson. ',""K about :t e.Vlenk unci a num.
Iteadeis will teiall that in last
week's issue of the News the aiticle
about the big poultiy show to be held
in Hugo. Jnnuaiv 11. 12 and 13. fail-
(il to gic the Premiums, as at that j was the man whom a cuppled uir dog ,,pr "f "tluM" m"m wm" 'i''ngeri'd
helped to convict in the elistiict " "" "'""l
court of Iliady umnty twelve yeais
whuh was fanned in
to a fui by a high noithwest wind
The home of M. It Bojet. which
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roiiMVe nrnmiiinw Hi fulliuis. until II. ...... unu iMiuiml .. rM.I. I twin.
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Aged Trapper and Tho Indians are
Devoured After A Desperate
thickens, for which the best pen will'iig"-
PRELIMINARY HEARING OF
FRANK HARRIS IS POSTPONED
The preliminary ncaring of Frank
Harris, on a charge of murder in
connection with the death of Frank
Hall at Armstrong three weeks ago.
which was td have been held here
Wednesday before Judge W. S.
Archibald, has been indefinitely post
poned. Harris ib alleged to hac shot
Hall to death at a dance at the home
of J. M. Everett near Armstrong af
ter a fight in which several men par-i
ticipated. It is likely the preliminary!
will be transferred to the court of
Judge Chas. A. Phillips. i
consisting of thiee hens and one
cockeiel: I'iist pii70, $10(1; Second
piie ?:i00; Thud pi we $2 00; Fouith
and Fifth pues. nbhons to be given.
For individual birds. Cockerels: First
prize $1.00; Second prize fiOc; Third
and Fourth .prizes, ribbons to be
gien. Hens will receive the same.
The Southeastern counties that will
be represented at the show, arc: Bry
an. Choctaw, Pushmataha and Mc
Curtain. The pountry show is calculated to
increase interest in more and better
poultry by hhowing the best repre
sentative birds in the district and by
giving publicity to the great profits
to be derived by poultry raising. All
the counties interested already have
quite a number of people actively in
terested in purc-brcd poultry, and it
is hoped to interest many more poo
pie in the business.
Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the
county Farm Agents office in the
Chamber of Commerce rooms in Du
rant, a meeting will be held for tho
purpose of organizing a Bryan Coun
ty Poultry Association.
All persons interested in the rais
ing of more and better poultry should
be present. Many things of great
interest will be discussed. Everyone
who possibly can is urged to be pres
ent so that the organization may be
MASKED HIGHWAYMEN TAKE '
CASH AND DIAMOND RING.
MARRIED 3 MINUTES
A California woman quit her hus-1
band cold !5 minutes after the wed-1
ding because she didn't like his looks.'
No woman should rush into matri-J
mony without giving the bridegroom
at least a 10-minutcs' survey. Hus-
bands cannot be exchanged at the
bargain counter at least not yet. .
of tho highwaymen weie tourists
passing through. Sheriff Phillips
with a posse, is searching for the
Nov. A, 1!U0, on a charge of nun
deling Ed Moms, an Anadaiko team
ster, with whom Howey was making
an overland trip to Kansas. !
Mollis' thiee-legged cur dog which
one time when the furnace of
flames fioin the Carpenter house
were earned to the roof by the stiong
wind, but an extraordinary fight bv
the f n omen saved it and controlled
the file which caught on the roof
followed his dead master's team and, several times.
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:T ' luV ."';" K V"""", The origin of the blaze is unknown
ly in the trial of Howey Because of Mr, c u.r nm, chiI(lrcn wm,
the unusual monner , which the ot t fc ,)Ut u , rf fc
DtVll rti4fe ttinilftjl Ln nr . I ""
....,., i......,,. """" . i....- j tK dcfectUc electric wiring caused
tiui- wnum uiiii-eis mm ueiecuvcs i
it as the roof was first to buret into
flames. When the alarm was turned
in. the fire had mnde such hendway
that it could not be controlled, but by
attaching the pumper to one of the
I mains, the firemen were able to keep
the blaze from spreading to adjoining
Nothing was saved from the house
The total loss will run about $4,500,
Insurance on the house amounted to
$1,500 and insurance on the furniture
MTTI.E SON OF MR. AND MRS.
J. M. ETCHIESON DIES
were able to trace Howey to El Reno
where he was arrested and brought
back to Chickasha to answer to the
At the time of the trial, prosecut
ing attorneys admitted that the crip
pled dog materially aided them in
surrounding Howey with the net of
strong circumstantial evidence. Had
it not been for the dog and the very
valuable and attractive set of harness
which Morris purchased just a short
time before his death, they probably
would never have been unable to
bring the investigation to a success
in every community through which Wayne, the fivc-ycnr-old son of
the dead man's team and wagon I Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Etchieson, died
passed were remembered by the at-. at his home Monday morning of
tractive harness and the crippled clog. ptomaine poisoning. The little fel
This enabled prosecuting attorneys to. low had been in the best of health
show the complete route of the and had accompanied his father to
"death wagon" from the time of the I Sherman the previous day to visit
murder to the time of its being sold' Ben Risner. who is there in a hospi
in Elreno. J tal. While there ho ate something,
i which gave him the poison nnd he
POTATOES 20 CENTS A IUISHEI passed away early in the morning.
Wisconsin potato growers must ac-i The funertl was held nt the family
cept 20 cents a bushel less than the' leshlome Tuesday afternoon nt two
cost of seed, production and market-i o'clock and the lemains were laid to
ing or let them lot. Wisconsin's 37-' rest at Highland Cemetery. The
million-bushel crop, if sold, would, sympathies of nil go out to the be
bring only 11 million dollats, which reaved parents in their sad loss.
Wisconsin's department of markets) The funeral services were conduct-
Two masked highwaymen held up
an automobile party about two miles
south of Stringtown, in Atoka coun
ty, about 8 o'clock Monday night, es
caping with several hundred dollars
in cash and a diamond ring. Victimsps is scauely onethird the value ed by Rev. Summerton.
of the W21 ciop. How many town
men would be willing to dig and sort We met a lemaikable man the
a bushel of potatoes for 20 cents, not) other day. He could name every mem
to speak of glowing them? Not many her of President Harding's cabinet.
ODD5 and ENDS
After Christmas we always have some cleaning
up to do. In this cleaning up of odds and ends
you will find some very useful articles you al
ways need and the prices are sure enough low.
his Clean up Includes
And Many Other Articles
So come and get your share of the treat.
ou tr ' - AV ffl p QyiojJm6(sAf t For,;
.SI iAVE YOU MONEY"
t')j f MBJMBVc
A great roving band of hungry
timber wolves have devoured three
men in Port Arthur. Ontario, ac-
nccording to megre reports sifting in
Thursday fiom the snow-covered
trnils of the Sturgeon River country.
These reports told of a losing battle
fought by two Indians after a whito
tiapper had been downed nnd killed.
I.nst Saturday an elderly trapper
left his cabbin in the woods seventy
miles north of Ignace to mush down
to the settlement for his Christmas
mail. He arrived in safety. There
wns no mail, however, and tho old
man said he would come back
At noon he had not arrived. The
postmaster sent two Indians to fol
low the trail until they found him
About two miles from tho settlement
tho Indians found a spot pounded
down in the snow and crimson hued.
Bits of dog harness, torn to shreds,
were scattered about. In the midst
of them the Indinns found human
bones. They hastened back to re
port their discovery.
The lure of the bounty on wolves,
however, urged the Indians to take
the trail again with extra ammuni
tion. They sped behind their dog
team into the woods as the villagers
waved good-bye. Thoy did not re
turn. Wednesday n new senrching party
departed. They found another patch
trodden in the snow about two
miles beyond the first.
The two guns the Indians had car
ried were lying there, and scattered
about were bones, bits of clothing
and empty shells.
Thu cai casus of sixteen dead
wolves lay stretched in a circle about
the trampled patch of snow.
GOV. ROBERTSON GRANTS PAR
DONS AND PAROLES TO 31
By executive order Governor Rob
ortson. Christmas Day, paroled nnd
pnrdoncd a total of 31 convicts from
tho State Penitentiary at MeAlestcr.
Authorization for twenty-one pa
roles to prisoners in the penitentiary
wns given by Governor Robertson
Satiuda.v. as his annual Christmas
list. Eitih of them hud been con
victed of minder or manslaughter.
The other ten, consisted of one por-
done and nine paroles. Thev wero
issued in the tegular routine of busi
ness, nnd weie, for the most part,
signed by Acting Governor Trnpp, on
the authority of Governor Robertson.
Lnwis Paulin, state pardon nnd pa
role attorney, who hns been beseiged
by relatives nnd friends of stato pris
oners for the last two weeks, did not
get the Christmas list completed un
til late Saturday. He immediately
made the recommendations to Gover
nor Robertson, who signed the pa
roles and telegraphed the list to the
warden nt the penitentiary, so that
it could reach him in time to release
the men on Christmas day.
SUIT BY FRANK KEM.
REVIVES HAMON SPLIT
Tho rupture between the late Jake
L, Hanion and his associate Frank
Kcll of Wichita Falls, Texas, over the
building of a railroad through tho
Toxas oil fields bobbed up in United
States district court at Muskogee
Tuesday more than two years after
the bullet from a pistol in the hands
of Clara Smith ended the life of tho
Ardmore oil man and politician.
In n petition filed Tuesday Kell
asks $80,000 with Interest from No
vomber IK of this year from Frank
Ketch, president of the Wichita Falls,
Ranger and Fort Worth railroad com
pany and administrator of Jake L.
DIED WITHOUT AWAKENING
At dawn n recent morning ns Wil
liam Campbell returned from his
night work, he saw a crumpled form
on the sidewalk, in front of his Phila
delphia home. Lifting the body he
saw it wns his wife's. She had walk
ed from the second to the third floor
and through French Window whilo
a-leep. Physicians believe she died
without awakening Per ons who
wa'k in sleep have an oveiactive sub-
consnn'i mind. It clutire to tako
full dm -;: of the botlv is when the
object iv ir rea onirig in nd i off
duty, ! niber too sm ncllv We are
nut i" ' all here" un' s we aro
broad uwnl e something thit applies
In up ngs than Ice) walking.