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The BEAVER HERALD
Oldest Oklahoma NawspaDBr Reoubllcan for Principle
BEAVER, BEAVER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1915.
5far4 rcara the standard
Dr. Price's is free from alum
or any doubtful orunwholesome
ingredient. It is made from
Cream of Tartar, derived from
grapes, pure and healthful
beyond any question.
Do you feel satisfied that the
baking powder you are using is
absolutely safe and certain?
Have you read the label to
see if it contains alum?
JUDGE CROW HONORED.
Gov. K. L. Williams hns appointed
Judgo W. 0. Grow, of this Judicial dls-.
trict, to serve ns n membur ot the
supreme court commission and lie will
enter upon the discharge of his duties
in that capacity the early part of this
month, The appointment continues
until January, it has been arranged
to that the work of the commission will
not Interfere with the discharge of
court work In this district to any ap
preciable oxtont, it being possible to
takecaro of a great part of the supreme
court work at the same time the regu
lar court work In various parts of the
district Is beipg performed.
The Herald is pleased to note this
additional honor which has been shown
Judge Crow. lie is well able to sit as
a momber of this high tribunal and his
services will provqv valuable In the.
m. Dr. J. A. Miller 'purchased a now
Ford tho past week.
We are in receipt ot an unsigned
communication concerning the Sunset
Beaver baseball game which was played
on the Heaver diamond two weeks ago.
Inasmuch as a complete report was
given in this papor In the issue follow,
ing the gome, we aro omitting the
article submitted at this late date.
Those sending In communications for
publication should remember that it is
ncoosBary for them to sign their name
to hucIi solhat this olllco may know thu
identity of tho contributor. Tho name
will be with-held from publication, If
requested, but it Is absolutely neces
sary that all contributions be signed by
DuriiTgthe trial Monday of the case
in which an appeal was taken by the
taxpayers from the action of tho Board
of County Commlsrioners in awarding
the legal aud job printing of the coun
ty to the LaKemp Mirror when the
Herald offered to do the work at a sav
ing of $S(XJ .to the county, Claude T.
Smith, who was appointed by tho com
missioners to defend their action.con
tended that county printing was not
"nubile work." It seems that
Smith and his followers consider It
"private graft" from tho manner in
fjtWhloh they have been handling It since
Olio flrs of the year, but fortunately,
r tho Court docs not take tho same view
PRINTING CONTRACT DECLARED INVALID
The appeal from thu action of the
county commissioners in awarding the
public printing to J. W.Jioll, editor (7)
of the LaKemp Mirror, at their January
session, was heard In District Court
Monday and the contract declared void.
Judge Crow ruled that inasmuch as
no notice had been given, us required
by law, that tho Commissioners had
no power to enter into a contract with
Dell at that timo. f
' In tho matter of the designating of
the LaKemp Mirror as tho olllolal
paper to publish the commissioners'
proceedings and other notices under
their jurisdiction, it was found that no
provision had been msde for transfer
ring or assigning the contrast to a suc
cessor and Inasmuch as the LaKemp
Mirror ceased to exist when that paper
was moved to leaver and. succeeded
by. thq Democrat, the Court advised'
that anothur olllcial newspaper also bo.
If there has been no ofllclal county
newspaper in the county since tho La-
Kemp Mirror coased to oxist it may
DECORATION DAY AT BEAVER.
The day dawned with' rain-lhrcaten-lug
clouds hiding the blue of the sky
and bringing worry to many
faces, Aa the clock ticked off the hours
the clouds became thicker, and it
seemed certain that wo would have
rain, and plenty of it. However, whan
ten o'clock rolled around and it was
time to start for tho cemetery, nothing
surious had happened, and most of the
people In town concluded to risk the
No'arrangeinents had been made for
tho crowd to (jorm in procession, so
everybody took his own road and his
own time to get there. The threaten
ing weather had prevented many poo-
plo in the country from making the
trip. Notwithstanding this handicap,
the crowd at this Decoration sorvlce
was quite large In fact much larger
than was expected ; for when the
crowdtfrom town arrived at the ceme
tery It found scores of people already
thoro and waiting.
Tho services nt tho cemetery were
short, but satisfactory. Tho task of
result in serious complications later decorating the graven had been at
tended to thu uay before by a com
mittee appointed fgr that purpoio, and
they certainly had done their full duty
with One artistic taste. The arrange
ment of Hags and Mowers-was almost
without u llaw, aud the quality, of the
ilowers used for decorating the graves
Was much superior to those used in
years' gone by. There wero no ragged
edges and thu grounds wero neat and
clean. Tho members of the G. A. It.
fool grateful and thankful to that com
mittee for the care aiid labor they ex
pended In the beautiful arrangement
of the decorations.
A goodly company of little girls in
d.ouble lllo marched ahead of thu old
soldiers present and strewed a pathway
of Ilowers for thu old veterans to fol
low. Altogether tho decorations were
very satisfying; yet tho ranks of the
old boys in blue were lamentably short
only three files.
AT THE OHUBCir.
In the afternoon tho concluding ser
vices were held at the Christian church.
The house was well lllled with an ap
preciable' audience. Tho orchestra
rendered somo excellent musia, fol
lowed by singing "America" by the
Wo would like to mention each and
every piece of muslo and declama
tion in tho entire program, forltwas
alt excellent, but lack of space for
bids. But wo cannot paBS without com
ment the address delivered by L. L.
Shaw, pastor of the Christian church.
It was the eqtfal of the best Decoration
Day addreis we ever heard, and we
havo heard some of the greatest ora
tors in the Union -deliver addresses
with the same theuiu for their subject.
It was. historical, statistical, piotur
ique and eloquent. In' retrospect it
brought to memory some of tho most
stirring scenes of the great Civil War,
as well as the chief aoiora thsreln.
His words of praisa for the old Union
soldier were uplifting and not fulsome
and his words of esteem and commen
dation to the old Confederate soldier
for the courage aud manhood with
which he worked to retrlevo his for
tunes, when, on returning homo he
found the Southland devastated, his
home anu property destroyed, and
with defvo. overshadowing all, ho re-
lused to stay defeated, and went to
work to rebul4 his home and his for
tunes and Mt i state, was enough to lift
anv old Confederate out of the Slough
of Doipair, . '
Altpgether about everything per-,
talnlpg to Decoration Day this year
was a grand success and very enjoy
able, I. S. D,
on; The law provides that such a
newspaper must bo designated by the
Commissioners and their neglect or re
fusal to do so, would invalidate highly
Important county matters, where it Is
necessary that legal notice by publica
tion bo given.
When "Auctioneers" McLaln and
Uutlcdge acquaint themselves with thu
ruling of tho Court in this cngo nnd
with the matters that ho has advised
concerning their "olllclal organ ot the
democratio administration," (hey will
probably find that they will havo to
back up and in the future comply with
tin', law, at least when making con
tracts. It is all very wall to roward political
friends and pay political debts but it
should not bo done at tlio expense of
tho county and the interests ot the
county 'placed In jeopardy, either to
reward those who aro for 'you or to
chastise thoso who liavo tho temerity
to oppose you,
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The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
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General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properticsof QUINJNK
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out Malaria, l!nriches the Blood and
Builds up the Whole System. SO cents.
Bradley & Vrooinnn Paints nvo guaranteed to bo ono of the
Highest Grado Paints mndo. My stock Is complete in
House and Barn Paints, Varnishes, Wood fillers, Floor
Paints, etc. Color cArds free on application.
My stock of Wall Paper embraces grades from Jlvo, cents
to twenty cents (pcr roll.'. In addition to stock carried,
sclcctiong etui bo inado from several hundred, sanfples cm
bracing all papers manufactured by tho' factory.
FRED C. TRACY
COURT ORDERS WARRANT PAID.
The mandamas proceedings, which
the editor of the Herald iustltuttd
against I. I'. Frysinger, county treas
urer, became ot his refusal to pay our
warrant for publishing the delinquent
tax list for 101 1, after the same had
been regularly allowed and Issued by
the Board ot County Commleslonarn,
was heard in District Court Monday.
Judge Crow promptly advised- tho
county treasurer that he had lio lawful
right to refuso paymont of tho claim
and. orderod that tho same be paid.
The county treasurer was alio advised
that he ws,s assuming too much author
ity when ho prosumed to serve as a
board of county, commissioners and
also n judgo and jury, in passing upon
the legality of claim for which war
rants had been Issued and refusing the,
payment of such warrants. When
claims have been allowed by tho coun
ty commissioner's and the warrants
drawn in payment therefor, show no
defect upon the face, as in tho case of
the Herald's warrant, tho county
treasurer was ndvlced by the Court
that it was his businoss to pay tho
Slnco Fryslnger did not want the
Herald to publish tho tax list but was
powerless to prevent it, ho teems to
think that he is Scott Free to plunge
tho county into as much expense as he
sees fit, in order to defer the payment
of our warrant for tho service. It will
be remoiubered thnt, in the first place,
aftor the County Commissioners had
regularly ordered that the tax list be
published In the Herald, that Frysinger
delayed and refused to preparo thu
same for publication until compolled
to do so by an order from Distrio Judge
Crow nnd then tho time was so short
that it was necossary for the county to
payout somo $100 00 In order to get
the lists up In time, when It was tho
'duty of tho county treasurer to pre
paro the lists without extra expense to
the county. Then again, upon tho re
fusal of Frysinger to pay the warrant
after tho claim had been regularly al
lowed hf tho -Board of County. Com
mlssionerp, it was necessary for this
(taper to institute mandamus proceed
ings to compel him to do so. Judge
Crow was holding court at Alva at tho
time and it was llrst thought to bring
the proceedings before him at that
place. Frysinger rushed pell-mell
over to Alva and charged the expense
up to the county, the claim for which,
was allowed 'by thu present Board of
County Commissioners aud amounted
to $11.01'. It was found that the case
could not bo heard at Alva and the
Herald's attorney did not go ovor to
that place but Frysinger did not wait
to find out anything about that.. Ho
rushed over and charged the expense
up to tho county. This together with
the hiring of extra help to preparo tho
tax list.for publication, keeps on piling
up extra expense to the county because
of the neglect and refusal of Frysinger
to perform his olllcial duties, and the
end is not yet. Notwithstanding the
fact that Beaver county has a capable
and upright attorney, duly elected by
the voters to look after thu legal, In
terests ot the county, for some reason
Claude T. Smith appeared as attorney
for Frysinger in this csbo, and we pre
sume tho county will be called upon
tc pay tho bill. All ot this exponse,
together with the interost on the claim,
will put the taxpayers to an extra ex
pense of uearly $200 00, Is the oounty
going to pay the expenfe of every dis
gruntled ofllce-seekor and would-be
politician who wants to vent his spleen
against the Herald bacauso we have
the back-bone to oppose their crooked
ness? If not, it is getting about time
to call a halt for just as long as we
publish the die raid me arc going to
publish tho netvi and if public ofllcials
or anybody else aro. crooked and at
tempt to loot and pilfer the public
treasury, they may expect to find the
Herald publishing the facts about
their actions. Threats of libel and
damage suits don't daunt us at all.
Wo are able to backup all wo publish
with the facts and the records and
when we can do that, we don't stand
much chance to lose. It Is significant
that never once havo we failed to provo
the justice of our contentions whtn
compelled to resort to the courts for a
square deal. That ought to prove to
at least some, of tho people (and It
does) that wc aro not asking or de
manding anything but what we aro
justly entitled t6 under the hnv.
June 0th, 10th and llh, Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday of next week will
ba occasions of-apeolal interest to all
persons interested in College educa
tional work, .or evangelistic effort.
Itev. 11. A. Dadlsman, District Super
intendent, Will 5i with us and preach
each evening at 8 p, m. All are in-
ilBsFm-agiLJ -V: '.AXKM'MH
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JUST REMEMDEK, WE HAVE ALL THE THINGS! -YOU
NEED TO MAKE CAMPING OUT A COMFORT )
AND A JOY-EVEUYTH1NG FROM A FISH HOOK TO
A FRYING PAN.
GET YOUR OUTFIT FROM US.
Beaver Hardware & Furniture Company
The Better Wajr to. Buy
Is to go to tho place that makes a specialty of handling
such goods. Our business is tho selling of.
Groceries, Flour and Feed
exclusively. Comu t us and Buy tho Bettor Way. Also
.handle GARDEN SI313D and ONION SETS.
I. W. MOORE . CO.,
Phono No. 27"
W. Q. STRANATHAN, Prop.
Fancy Groceries and Meats
FresH FisH aniS Oysters
Vegetables Fruit Celery
Orders Dc)i.ed Promptly
Bring in your Butter and Eggs
Cash, for Hides and Furs
Will Buy Your Fat Stock
Are you going to need a new Loan i
or are you going to increase the one
you have? c I have a gotjd proposition
which it will pay you to investigate.
Either write or call at my office in
It N. LAWS0N, &. .