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The Claims, It s Asserted, Were Un
approved by the State Board
of Affairs.
eri Oklahoma City, Dec. 24. Charges
cA at 'I,ega warrants to the amount
T of $21,790.00 against the maintenance
i 5),"opriation for the department of
t o: the state printer were drawn and paid
Th' between January 9, 1911, and Novem-
rtifi, ber 21, 1912 are made la a port on
naj.'tlio state printing fund, made public
6.5C Monday by State Inspector and Ex-( by Giles W. Farris, state printer, sub
1911amJacr Fred Parkinson. The investi-! sequent to January 9, 1911, and shows
jgjsation of t':e fund was made by the
j g state examiner and Inspector at the
1851 written request of Governor Lee
185 Cruce. The warrants, it is stated, were
) ok In his report of claims paid by State
?. 2 Auditor Leo Meyer, without approval
2k of the state board of affairs, Exami
, 2'jner Parkinson sets forth that $15,
4 of39.S9 was for alleged expenses con
4 ofoected with the publication of the
4 Oklahoma "Red Book." The "Red
J Rook" is an historical work of Okla
.2 Ofeoma, in two volumes, of which 2,000
were nrinted in naner hlndint nm
ann.OOO In cloth binding Warrant fnr
t E.iv j ..
gjuov uuapiucu ciaiius m connection
j0I.vHh the publication of the "Red Book!
rere as follows:
Expenses incurred by the state prin-
er. and his assistants, $7,939.39; Dem
crat Publishing company, Tulsa,
''bicpkla., '$4,500; Democrat Publishing
nodaWmpany' Tulsa' 0kla- ?3.000
D b jf The other unapproved warrants
saiere issued as follows: Leo Mever.
''"'.publishing notices of meetings of
atiotate board of equalization $88.61;
ityct; J. Edwards, printing public build-
US bonds, $94.45; Leader Printing
InjEipany, Guthrie, Okla., priuting 30,
(7y00 press bulletins and supplements
el anliereto, $612.10; Leader Printing com
i (Tllany, Guthrie, Okla., fr printing: 3,500
''prostitutions, legislative printing and
it da nKisurer's reports, $5,555,95; total,
owln 21,790.50.
nuir. . . ....
igi Warrants Are Missing.
nnfti Of the state printer's accounts, the
'I n port sets forth that in the files of
airijf-jr' state auditor's office he claims for
i ,500 cannot be found.
N, JJ Of the Democrat Printing company's
. aims, the report says that $2,500
aoEortb of claims cannot be found in
ii lCeS 8tate auatr's office.
r3a.j .Athe report it is stated that the
secoJlVf'Ost f publishing the Oklahoma
roviy j.ook was $i8,169.98, and of that
urnount $15,439.39 was paid by State
"nJfditor Leo Meyer, without the claims
to-wivnS been first approved by the
moursijrd of public affairs.
!,o:r?JkoiTing to
a claim of $2,130.50 al-
d the Leader Printing company,
t it M report says :
'Thi;-i claim appears to have bean
'.Vfroved by H. J. Allen, chairman
jortit'0 0!U'1 of public affairs, however,
Atff- signature of approval is attached
(iSj-'lid claim with a rubber stamp.
f claim shows that it was approved
ay aMl-c "inth day of November, 1910;
r bi'Jjl it was sworn to on the fourteenth
for ij of November, 1910 by L. C. Ni-
l?i .fel--. The claim further shows that
s shal vas checked and approved for the
tioneili of $2,130.50 by Giles W. Farris.
or bit I the time the claim purports to
ned'al, 1)(Jen approve(i by It. J. Allen,
i ar
i boa mai1 of the board of public af-perv-rjls,
Giles W. Karris was not the
clay ; printer, .und was not authorized
fpprove claims against the state
klahoma prior to January 9, 1911.
j ;f recotds in the office of the board
iiiy a g public affairs do not show this
ntionfia to have been audited and ap-
r? dJ d n the nmtii day of ovemb.er'
oat0, nor does the record show the
.prs fihi ever was audited and allowed
3 ofllOiiaid board. The number on the
' of ii is that same number given a
Iifin 0f tlie Wa'ton IjUmbPr company
and t c'b bas no relation to the claim in
i indevstion. The warrant issued in pay
c. 0f gai,j ciaimg were uat receipted
, j. on the warrant register; the regis-
' ','VBhows the said warrants to have
211 etP mailed. The order on the claim
Avy-" Ning Ae auditor to mail said war
f"' t fs oCot signed by the claimant."
mestS Comment on Other Warrants.
CHhe report then considers twenty
io ' Ais""'1118 issued by State Auditor Leo
;95 $6.jrer, and makes comments as fol
ic bo:i-jg .
ie boat . . .,,,,.
PQHn.eader Printing company, $012.10;
)'n in t) claim is excessive for one month's
nount tjng of the bulletin for the reason
Pxt'the annual appropriation is only
UU'-'T .fcr.i i r iL. : 1
v, ana was.paia iiom uie uiui
ing fund instead of the fund appro
priated for the purpose."
"Leader company, printing 3,500
constitutions. Said constitutions ap
parently were furnished in June, 1910,
but the claim bears date of May 13,
1910, was sworn to November 15, 1911,
and was approved by State Printer
Giles W. Farris after January 9, 1911,
but was audited and approved by the
state auditor December 1, 1911, The
gross discrepancies in the dates is
evidence of the irregularity of the
A warrant issued in favor of the
Leader company, for which, the report
alleges, there is no requisition on file
in the office of the board of affairs for
goods furnished under the purported
claim, is expected to by Examiner Par
kinson on the grounds that the claim
bears date of June 9, 1910, was sworn
to October 3, 1910, and was approved
to have been audited by the state aud
itor November 17, 1911. Examiner
Parkinson makes the comment, "The
gross discrepancies in the dates is evi
dence of the irregularity of the claim."
Former Financial Agent of State Uni
versity Gives Testimony,
Oklahoma City, Dec. 22. Before the
senate investigating committee Mon
day, former financial agent W. W.
Williams, of the State University, tes
tified he lost his position with the
state following his refusal to accept
machinery, which the state board of
public affairs had bought and authoriz-
1 the payment of $4,995 for, when he
could have purchased similar electri-
cal machinery for $3,890.
The machinery was delivered on the
tracks at Norman, Okla., and Wil
liams refused to approve of it or ap
prove of the payment for the jniachin-
ery. Auuitor jeo Meyer, upon ap
proval of R. H. Wilson, paid for the
machinery and later Williams was let
go as financial agent.
Williams was removed in June, 1911,
being succeeded first by Paris Pers
well, who resigned when the board of
education investigation brought out
facts derogatory to his fitness. J. W.
Lindsey was then appointed and ac
cording to Senator Geo. W. Barefoot,
secured his appointment solely through
Superintendent R. II. Wilson.
Pretty Christmas Wedding.
Bluejacket, Okla., Dec. 24. A nice
home wedding took place at the resi
dence of W. S. Maloney on Sunday
evening, December 22. Miss Nellie
G. Maloney, the 19 year old daughter
of W. S. Maloney, was united in mar
riage to A. B. Lenier, 20, of Valley
View, Tex. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. K. L. Russell of tho
Baptist church. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. I. N. McDonald, Mr. and
Mrs. r. L. Rocsbaum, Mr. and Mrs. W.
L. Masters, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Har
rison, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Harrison,
Mrs. Trueblood, Grandma Campbell,
Mr. Charles Murdock of Muskogee,
Miss Ethel Lenier of Valley View,
Tex., the .Misses Esther and Clara
Wilson. Miss Fern Howell, Miss Josie
Wheatley, Mrs. J. M. Hudson, Mrs. C.
0. Young, Messrs. Earl Russell, Jas.
Wheatley, Richard Wheatley, Earl
Odell; and home folks. Many useful
and pretty presents were made to the
bride and groom and a bountiful sup
per was served. The young couple
will make their home at Valley View
Tex., during tho coming year. After
the weeding feast was served some
fine piano and vocal music was ren
dered by Mrs. Harrison and Mrs.
Rosembaum and Mrs. Lenier. Mrs.
Lenier is noted as one of the very
best sopranos in Craig county and
she will be greatly missed at the Bap
tist church. The entire company wish
ed the newly-weds all kinds of pood
hick in their future life.
Card of Thanks.
We want to thank our friends and
neighbors for their loving kindness
during the sickness and deat! of our
darling sister and dauglite-, Rachel
Leforce, and for the beniith'ul f-or;il
offering at the death.
MR. AND MRS. J. A. LEFfM'.i'i: AM)
Miss Lois Williams went to Afton!Bas City and win visit t!" re and at
last night for a few days visit with
Ml.,.. I,-lUnhntli r,,Hnn
Members of United States Geological
Survey Prohibited from Personal
Interest in Mineral Properties.
The spirit of "square deal" which
now prevails in most government busi
ness is illustrated by the manner in
which the United States Geoloeieal
Survey guards the data it obtains and
also withholds information from pri
vate persons until reports embodying
such material can be published and
offered free of cost to rich and poor
The law under which the United
States Geological Survey was organiz
ed in 1S79 exnresslv nmrMon tht th
, ' , L Icellent climate for all kinds of live
director and members of the survey;
i.n . . . j stock.
shall have no personal or private in
terest in the lands or mineral wealth
of the r?gion under survey and shall
execute no surveys or examinations
lor private parties or corporations.
This was a wise provision; for on the
one hand it insured that whatever ad
vantages were to come from "geologic
work paid for by the people as a whole
should be equally and simultaneously
available to all, and, on the other
hand, it removed from the geologist
what would otherwise have been
strong and frequent temptation to
I make his official work subordinate or
contributory to his personal and ma
terial interests.
Can Not Own Mining Stock.
So strictly is the regulation now in
terpreted that the government geolog
ists are prohibited from acquiring
stock in auy mining company operat
ing in the United States. The result
has been that the public in general has
confidence in the impartiality and in
tegrity of the federal geologists, and
property owners willingly impart in
formation, to them which would be
withheld from men who might use it
for their own advantage. Even after
resignation from the survey a geol
ogist is in honor bound by a written
promise not to act as an expert in min
ing litigation in any district that he
may have investigated while on the
survey, until three years shall have
elapsed since his resignation or until
ten years shall have passed since he
made an official report on the district.
It is supposed that after these periods
of limitation the local information
gained in his official capacity will have
ceased to be of special advantage in
current litigation
The confidence reposed by the public
in the federal geologists has occasion
ally been abused by impostors who
have claimed to belong to the geologi
cai survey. ueoiogists wno resign
from the survey of course are free to
seek employment wherever they
choose, but from the date of their
resignations they can no longer be
employed by the survey nor can they
represent it in any capacity unless re
instated cr appointed from a civil serv
ice register. The only apparent ex
ception to this regulation is that re
ports on certain subjects or certain
fields may be purchased from geolo
gists who have never been connected
with the organization or who, though
formerly employed by it, have re
signed to enter private work. In all
such c.'is-es, however, the finished re
port is purchased and the geologist
while. gathering the materials for the
report is acting in a purely private
capacity and does not in any sense
represent the government.
Should Beware of Imposters.
Because persons sometimes misrep
resent themselves as employees of the
Geological Survey for the purpose of
securing "inside information," the pub
lic is advised to regard all representa
tions with caution and to insist that
the person soliciting such information
shall establish his identity and con
nection with the survey before com
plying with his request. This can
easily be done, for each geologist or
engineer connected with the organiza
tion is furnished with a card certify
ing to his position on the survey,
signed by the secretary of the interior
and countersigned by the director.
Anyone who seeks information on the
basis of being an employee of the
survey but who can not produce such
a card of identification, should be re
ported at once to the director of the
United States Geological Stirv?y,
Washington, I). C. '
Homer Trott was in the ci'v yester
day from Muskogee to sper.d the day
at home. He left last ni?''1 for Kan-
other points in Missouri for the next
several days.
De.eniber 20, 1912, will be news-
paper kaflr corn day for Oklahoma,
The power of the press will be mani-
fest everywhere. The newspaper is
the greatest educational factor in Ok -
lahonia. It
is educating along prac-
It will bring more com-
tical lines.
forts to our -homes and greater devel-
opments to our state. The news- fePd it to livestock. If wo raise Ber
papers. the railroads,- the federal gov- muda gras3 M(1 kafir corn we can
ernment, the business men and the
farmers are all working together for
grass, grain, livestock and cotton.
We are in the cotton belt. We al
ways should raise some cotton. But
a one-crop system never pays. We
must have livestock. We have an ex-
l "
Grasses and grains for their de
velopment, and finishing can be raised
upon every rami.' The dependable
grass is the big creaping, hardy Ber
muda. The sure grain crop is kafir
For the handling of our livestock
we have two as thoroughly equipped
packing houses as there are in the
United States with a capacity for pre
paring meats for all of our trade and
beyond. Yet we are still sending many
thousands of dollars annually into
other states for livestock.
The domain of Oklahoma is honey
combed with railroads, equipped to
carry stock to the packing centers and
distribute the fresh or cured meats
to consumers. This is a business
proposition. In it we all have an in
terest. What is to hinder our be
coming the wealthiest agricultural
state in the union? The time is now
opportune. "There comes a time in
the tide of men, if taken at its flood
leads on to fortune."
The Kafir Corn Special.
The Rock Island system has taken
the initiative of the best movement in
all of Oklahoma's history
Other roads will follow. The pres
ent seascn'. will ,be one of a general
campaign for livestock and depend
able crops. From November 25 to
December 10, the Rock Island Kalr
Corn Special ran over 1736 miles of
its track, stopped at one hundred
towns and addressed 2826$ people.
The special was manned with abou:
25 lecturers and helpers ach one 3n
expert in his line.
The teaerfil government furnishes
a goodly number of the lecturers. T!.ie
state agent of the Fanners' Coopera
tive Demonstration Work, Hon. Y. D.
Bentley of Yukon, Okla., Prof. II. M.
Cottrell, agricultural commissioner of
tho Rock Island lin-s and John Fields,
editor of the Farm Jounvi un- Hk
boomers of this mov'jmcm(.
These men never midortak j u co
a thing unless it is desirabte. They.'dent purpose of misrepresenting him
have been planning this movement for and misinterpreting his motives. The
a long time. Having put, the:r hand
lo the plow they will never lok back,
It has cost $5,000 .li t", uicr?, but it
will bring the best leturns of mon-eyi'Mr. Fred Rains, Muskogee, Okla.
ever spent for Oklahoma agriculture.
There is reason in it. fjras3, grain,
livestock, cotton and general prosper
ity. From an agricultural
our greatest, need is grass
For twen-
ty years we have been experimenting
with grass-of all kinds. We have but
one winch has .stood the test. It is
the big, creeping, hardy Bermuda
Alfalfa is til? best forage plant
known, but it is an aristocrat, demand-
ng our very best soil.
Bermuda will grow upon all types
of soil. Alkali spots, rocky hillsides,
gullies, old worn-out cotton planta-
tions, sandy soil which blow, overflow,111
lands not suitable for other crops.
It should be set upon the poorer
tions of the farm reserving the
better for alfalfa, kafir corn and cot
ton. The better the land the better
the grass.
It is relished by all kinds of stock.
It is the cheapest and best stock food
in Oklahoma. For further particulars
in regard to varieties, time and man
ner ol setting or winter killing, write
F. A. Mitchell, Chandler, Okla.. en-,
closing a stamp for reply. He is a
government man whose business it is
to answer every inquiry in regard to
agricultural matters. x
Kafir corn is the surest grain for
Oklahoma. Yet it requires skill to
produce it. The seedb-ed should be
as good for that as for any other
crops. There isn't any seed requiring left over from buying Christmas pres
greater care than kafir corn. It should ents for the needy in Vinita and today
be the black-hulled white variety. It invested it in coal which was delivered
should be carefully selected in the
field, tied together in bundles of about
ton heads, hung in a dry place and
not threshed until the day of planting.
It heats readily and if but slightly
heated it is destroyed. It should be
planted early, soon after corn. Should
be cultivated frequently to maintain
the earth mulch. It is no harder upon
the land thn any other crop of equal
yield but it is harder on the moisture.
it should not bo harvested until
after frost and not threshed imfil ,!rv
ventilation should be placed in the
bin where it is stored.
, it isn't wortli quite as much for feed
as corn but the yield is much better.
There is now an establlsho-l m.nP
f0r the grain. The best market is to
row moncv at 8 pcr cmt (n bnv s(ock
to feed.
J yne Outlook.
With alfalfa upon every aero suited
to it in Oklahoma, with kafir corn,
cow peas, peanuts uri the second
best land, carpet the third best and
poore$.t with Bermuda grass.
Start tho women in the chicken bus
iness. The girl in canning fruits and
vegetables grown upon tho farm. For
the boy buy a pig and let the pig
graze upon Bermuda and be fattened
upon kaflr corn,
I Start a dairy or
raise some baby
becf' SeH the muls or tho horses,
Duy som'' br00d martH. Pay tho mort
gages. Bring more comforts to th
home and prosperity to Oklahoma.
Chandler. Okla.
Prefers Senate, But Believes State En
titled to Cabfnet Honor.
Muskogee, Okla., Dee. 25. Writing
to his friend and business associate,
( Fred Rains, secretary of the Muskogee
Realty company, Senator Robert L.
Owen denies with emphasis tho canard
sent out from Washington last week
to the effect that he was leaking vig
orous personal efforts to secure ap
pointment at the hands of President-
elect Wilson to the cabinet portfolio of
secretary of the interior department,
iTbo letter made public by Mr. Rains
I today, sets forth tho belief of Senator
Owen that Oklahoma is entitled to
recognition in the next cabinet and
particularizes the post of secretary of
interior, but he makes it clear that
ho would not accept such preferment
in any circumstances for the reasons
that he considers his voice and vote
in the senate of infinitely more im-
p0rtanco to tho party and the nation,
close frIendg of Scnator 0wpn
wn i,Mn,i!n i..
unfounded the stories which have
been sent broadcast with the very evi-
( senator's letter, setting forth his views
jon the matter, is as follows:
"Washington, D. C, Dec. 20, 1912.
"My Dear Rains: Answering your
letter as to the reports recently pub
lished that I might accept a cabinet
position, or that I had made any in-
dorsements for places in Mr. Wilson's
cbinet, I reply that I have not the
slightest idea of becoming a member
' JIr- Wilson's cabinet and would not,
uuuer any circumstances, consider
1(?ving the senate of the United
oiaies ior a cabinet position. There
'are mfltters of great national import-
ance 111 whKl1 1 iir'i profoundly in-
terested and which I will have an op-
Portunity to serve in the senate.
1 cave ncver said or written a word
to Mr- Wilson with regard to a place
1113 caDinet ror anyone. I hope to
see the Oklahoma delegation a unit
in asking for the position of secretary
of tne interir for the state of Okla-
noma, ana i ueiieve tnat ir they co
operate cordially they have a good
chance to have our state recognized
in this way.
"Yours hastily,
(Signed) "ROUT. L. OWEN'."
The owner of No. 'M'J was uwn-dod
the beautiful doll at Brooks book store.
j Tuesday night.
The lire department was called to
the home of Dan Bridgeman on North
Second street Tuesday evening to ex-
tinguish' a burning flue. Practically
'no damage was done.
The Good Fellows had ab&ut $20
to some families that were in need of
Five Thousand Expected to Attend
Big Educational Convention
First Session Today.
Oklahoma City, Deo. 26. Teachers
from all part of the state, representing
the great public school system of Ok
lahoma, arrived in this city Christmas
day to be here early for the conven
tion, of the Oklahoma State Educa
tion association, which will be in ses
sion tho last three days of tho week.
The hotels began to fill up early in
tho afternoon and many arrived on
the lato night trains. It is expected
that hundreds will reach the city early
Thursday morning and that there will
be at least 5,000 teachers attending
tho convention.
Headquarters will bo opened at the
Leo-Huckin8 hotel Thursday morning
and there all the teachers will regis
ter, A bureau of information with a
local committee in charge also will
be maintained in the lobby of the Lee
Huckins. The opening session is scheduled
for Thursday afternoon at tho audi
torium, where all the main sessions
will bo held. The high school audi
torium will be the scene of numerous
departmental meetings during the
three days of tho session, but all the
assemblies will bo held at the audi
torium. At tho opening session there
will bo music by the state university
glee club, after which Rev. J. H. O.
Smith will deliver tho invocation.
Frank J. Wicoff will welcome the
teachers on behalf of the people of the
city, and. Prof. W. A. Branderburg on
behalf of the teachers of tho county.
Edmund D. Murdaugh will make a re
The day's program is as follows: .
First General Session Convention Hal..
Music, University glee club.
Invocation, Dr. J. IF. O. Smith, Ok' i
homa City.
-..Introduction of Presldent-electW. E.
Gill, Tahlequah.' ' ' ;
Addresses of welcome, Frank J. Wi
coff. president Chamber of Commerce;
A. A. Brandenburg, superintendent Ok
lahoma city schools.
Response to addresses of welcome,
Edmund I). Murdaugh, president of
Durant state normal.
President's annual address, W. E.
Gill, president Northeastern normal,
Address, "Facts vs. Opinions," Dr.
W. II. Elson, Cleveland, Ohio.
Second General Session, Convention-
Music, Oklahoma City high school..
Address, W. II. Bruce, president of
Denton state normal, Denton, Texas.
Address, Dr. W. If. EIaon, Cleve
land, Ohio.
Lee Taylor received a violent fall
from a horre in front of the post office
building last evening about six o'clock
which will result in his death during
the course of today. The accident
c-ame as a terrible climax to the quiet
peace that had pervaded the city dur
ing the day and threw a gloom over the
merriment that was in full sway on
the streets. Mr. Taylor was coming
down Wilson street and intending to
turn the corner leading west on Ca
nadian avenue in a fast gallop when
the horse fell throwing its rider sev
eral feet from it. Taylor struck on
his head fracturing the bones above
the temple and splitting the scalp down
into the base of the skull. He was ap
parently lifeless when taken up and
has never regained consciousness.
He was carried to the office of D"r.
F. L. Hughson where an operation was
performed, but all efforts proved futile
and hopes of saving his life were soon
abandoned. He is alive at tho time of
this writing but is not expected to
i survive tho day.
Mr. Taylor Is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. Taylor living a mile and a
half northwest of this city and has a
number of brothers and sisters living
in this city.
He died shortly after one o'clock
this afternoon. The funeral arrange
ments are unknown.
Mrs. T. A. Chandler and daughter
Miss Norma Chandler went to Musko-
gee tills morning.
Miss Chandler is
a student in the Muskogee high scbooU

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