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1 - t:W -v- -v" I'M'-vaifAfvwsftwtWfX WWS&lV The Durant Weekly News .V??1" VOLUME XXV DURANT, OKLAHOMA, , FRIDAY, JANUARY 13rl922 NUMBER TWO BANQUET IS GIVEN TO B. A. McKlNNEY ihirantite, Now Head of Federal Be serve Bank, Guest Of Honor Wednesday night. B. A. McKinney, Durant citizen, newly elected Governor of the Fed eral Reserve Bank of Dallas, was itondered a huge banquet at the At--wood bote Wednesday night, given y the Lions Club, the Rotary Club and the Chamber of Commerce. It was called "Buck's Friendship Ban rfraet," "H"1 dtaln room was filled j.i. enma 1K(1 huslnoss men of Du- tant, U of them friends and most f them one time Dusiness associates of the new Governor. Tt was a nroud day lor uuck's ACROBATIC NEGRO MAKES ESCAPE FROM THE JAIL But Is 4 Retaken At Sherman Next Day The Clifford Watson, who was being held in the county jail to await trial on a theft charge, played acrobat and escaped Saturday night after other prisoners were asleep. The escape was made by splicing a wire and water hose together and climb ing down three floors outside the court house building to the ground, nftar he had broken a lock in the temporary sell which he was occupy ing, ne ucu me wire vo mu sui ter pipe, which held his weight as he skinned down the hose- Wilson was arrested in Sherman Sunday night, after walking there waa a j."" . - - Sunday nignt, alter waucing mere ffriends here when they learned that I Satur(jay niBht and Sunday, keeping ha had been selected as active head, ,, tho ,& bottoms, he said- Deputy Sheriff R. J. Howard return ed with him and he is again in jail. THREE PERISH IN. FIRE AT KEIRSEY Mrs. C W. Connelly and Two Small Daughters Burn To Death la Fire From Explosion n, Smith's most important it nanclal Institution, and, it comes on mod authority, the place was ten j i him withnut solicitation on the part of himself or friends, and with out oven his indication that he would accept. The position was tendered him as a reward for individual mer it, making it all the more a signal honor. The program was commenced by Rev. E. Hotchkin who returned thanks and after the banquet had been served and smokes had been passed and lighted, Hugh Cox, a life long friend and intimate associate of the guest of honor rapped for or der and took charge as toastmaster, when he presented in order, Will Ut terback, Vaultcr Hayes and Charlie Cochran, each of whom paid com pliments to and cast jests at the guest of honor, the toastmaster and tiin. Tutor hp called unon Giles Malone, Bob Story and Charlie Mc- Pherren for impromptu remarKs, wno further elaborated upon events of the past and predicted for the future of the guest of honor. Finnllv Buck himself was called unon. although taken unawares and acquitted himself like a real orator. LEAVING DURANT Mr. and Mrs. John Cowan, exnect to leave shortly for Fort Worth where they will make their homo for tne present. Mr. Cowan as accepted a position with the firm lor whom ne formerly worked ana nas norm Texas territory to cover, making it necessary for him to live in his ter ritory. Mr. Cowan closed a deal tms week wherein E. M. Evans becomes the owner of his beautiful home on North Forth avenue. to his own life and his twenty years tn niirnnk. the sentiments that had been expressed got the better of him, and choking with emotion, no was momentarily unable to proceed with his remarks. He expressed his deep appreciation for the evidence of friendship displayed on the occasion and bespoke his earnest desire and effort to live up to the expectations of these friends. Following Buck, Mr. Burkett, field ncrnnt nt the Federal Keserve uanK COUNTY COURT IS CLEANING DOCKET Numerous Criminal Cases Being Dis posed of This Week. Several Cases Dismissed Mrs. C W. Connelly and two small daughters, Wirmifried, aged five and Hazel aged 7, are dead as result of the burning of their home in Kelr sey about noon last Sunday. The body of Winnifred, charred beyond recognition was found in the ashes after the fire had burned itself aut, while the mother and Hazel, died of the terrible burns inflicted upon them. No one was at home when tho fire started who lives to tell of it. It is supposed that Mrs. Con nelly had undertaken to build a fire, and used gasoline by mistake for kerosene. Neither Mrs. Connelly nor the rescued child gained conscious' ness after being taken from tho burning house. Little Winnifred, in the act of washing in a pan near tho stove, fell on her face and was burned to death whero she lay. The two elder daughters were at Sun day School and tho father, who is postmaster and Frisco agent, was at the depot when the accident occur red. Ed and Cal Talley, merchants of Silo, to the north of Keirsey were coming into Keirsey and were first to see the fire. They drove their car at terrific speed the last half mile blowing the horn the while to attract attention. Mr. Connelly, attracted oy the horn and speeding car looked in the direction it traveled and saw his home in flames and followed- Reach ing the house and hearing screams they took desperate measure to save the occupants. The front door was SATURDAY TRADES DAY A WONDERFUL SUCCESS Nearly S700 In Farm Produce tioned Off Saturday. Auc- County Court has been a busy place this week, with Judge Finney pre siding and has transacted quite a lot of business. Cases disposed of dur ing the week as furnished by Court Clerk Grimes arc as follows: Tom Cole, violating prohibition law, dismissed on motion of State. Carl Abbott, violating prohibition law, dismissed on motion of State. Doc Gilliland, violating prohibition law, dismissed. George Carpenter, violating of pro hibition law, dismissed. W. T. Elliot, violating prohibition law, dismissed. J. E. Jut son, violating prohibition Jaw, dismissed Albert Key, violating prohibition law, dismissed. John Robnett, violating prohibi tion law, dismissed. W. L- Womack, violating prohibi tion law, dismissed. Will Watson, violating prohibition law, dismissed- Henry Roberts, white, and Nancy Giles, negress of near Colbert, were convicted of outraging public decen cy and each fined S250-00 by the jury in its verdict returned late Wednes day afternoon. They had formerly been indicted for adultery by a grand jury but the charge failed to stick and information was filed later on the charge of which conviction was se emed- People in the neighborhood brought the matter to officers' attention. C. H- Hodge, wife and child aban- CHANDLER BANK ROBBED OF $1,50$, Durant has a real trades day last Saturday, when as was widely adver tised the folks from the country brought into town everything grown or raised or made on a farm, which they wanted to sell, and town folks who needed the goods presented themselves to buy. Numerous ex pressions of satisfaction at the sue cess of the affair were heard and an other one will be held March 7- The stuff began coming in early in the morning, and everything from organs to bed quilts, sweet potatoes to prairie hay, chickens to fresh meat, hogs, cattle and horses to farm implements were brought in and sold In fact just about 88 fast as lots of the stuff was driven on the square it was sold and something else came along to take its place The auction, which started at one o'clock in the afternoon under the di rection of Virgle Cole was another big success of the day, and it was hard for some of the farmers to be lieve that the auctioneer's services were free to them, he being paid by the Chamber of Commerce, Retail Di vision. A total of 1697.10 worth of stuff was sold by auction, and every one seemed to bo well satisfied with the prico received for their stuff. , "Beside" the stuff auctioned off, hundreds of sales were made on the market square between buyer and sel ler Lone Bandit Escaped With tlfit Locking Cashier In Bank's Vault. The Union National Bank of Chandler, Oklahoma, was robbed during the noon hour Wednesday, tht lone bandit escaping with 91,500-00 after lacking Carl Wright, the cash ier, in the bank's vault. The town was more or less quiet and Wright was alone in the bank at the time- The bandit entered by tba side door- Wright looked up from his work to see who had entered aad looked down the muzzle of a revol ver and stuck 'em up as commanded, when the robber rifled the cask' drawer, pushed Wright into the vault and escaped. In an attempt to pass time away until some oqe entered the bank, Wright started joking with the ban dit, and induced him to open all the drawers inside the cage before op ening the cash drawer- As he was beinir locked in the vault the cashier asked the bandit to turn off the ad- dine machino motor, and as for ask ing how it was done the robber obeyed- Tho cashier, soon released, saya he can identify the robber if he sees him- The bank robbed is one of the busy comers of the town- acquitted himself like a real orator. "-"- ".""- " " k, tellin o the He' told of some of the problems con- - JJw remarks, telling fronting the Federal Reserve Bank high rega.d in w if em. nlovees- The Program was ended uy prayer and of his earnest desire that the institution he is to represent bhall honostlj ,.1-rform the function for which it is intended- In alluding by Rev. Chas- M- Schoonover- locked, but quickly running around ' donment, jury conviction, fined $500. the house, they forced their way in-' B- H. Counts, violating prohibition to the back door, when Cal ialley.iaw. nlea of guilty, $50 fine and 30 by the use of force carried the fran-dUya jn jail. tic mother out of the burning house. J. H. Boring, violating prohibition Mrs. Connelly had been about over- iaw. nlea of sruilty. $50 fine and 30 come by the flames and had fallen jayS jn jail. against the door which Talley had to l. J- Trammel, violating prohibition force open in order to drag ner oui,iaw, piea 0I guilty, $&u line ana ju nf the burnintf house- The elder, daV3 in iail. daughter, Hazel, was rescued by her jj. j. p0tts, violating prohibition father, but was so horribly ournoui nw, plea of iniilty, 550 fine ana ju that she died within an hour. 'days in jail. T!v this time the house, a small Viit?il Wicineton. bastardy, dis- boxed structure was a mass of flames missed for want of probecution Report of the condition of the DURANT BUILDING & LOAN ASSOCIATION of Durant, Oklahoma, Dec. 31. 1921. ASSETS Cash on hand $ 37,362.98 Loans on mortgage security 702,045.00 Loans on stock security 95,995.55 Furniture and fixtures 500.00 Bonds 5,000.00 Accounts receivable 1,216.87 Total $842,120.40 LIABILITIES : - . Dues on installment stock paid in : $680,849.93 Dividends on stock 129,896.82 Full paid stock 19,350.00 Due borrowers (incomplete loans) . 3,232.95 Contingent undivided profits.... 828.80 Reserve fund 5,927.37 Undivided profits 2,034.53 Total $842,120.40 State of Oklahoma, County of Bryan, ss. I, O. R. Salmon, Secretary of the above named association, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God. O. R. SALMON, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 6th day of January, 1922. Nona Hughes, Notary Public. My commission expires September 23, 1924. S. A. WHALE, JAS. R. McKlNNEY, C O. JOHNSON, Directors. nnri tVin hpnt was intense, uut es spite of this Buster Hester of Keir sey, made an attempt to break through the flames to save the smal ler girl, Winnifred, in which he fail ed and was painfully burned in the attempt but not seriously injured Bystanders were thus forced to stand by and see the house and little child within consumed by c flames. Mrs. Connelly never regained con- bciousness and died at len ociock Sunday night. Mr. Connelly was prostrated and almost demented by the shock of the catastiophe and he required considerable medical attention. The news of the tragedy spicad rapidly and immense crowds includ ing several physicians came from all quarters, but no skill could save the mother of the two dead children PRECINCT COMMITTEES ARE TO MEET JANUARY 13 State Chairman Ben F. Lafayette has just sent out a call for each pre cinct in Oklahoma to select members of the precinct committee at a meet ing at two o'clock on the afternoon of Friday, January 13th, in the in corporated towns and country pre cincts, with the meetings for cities of the first class and managerial or commission form of government to be held at eight o'clock p- m- on the same date. Under the new constitution adopted by the Democratic Party of Oklaho ma, there will be seven members to constitute the precinct committee, a Ralph Ownby, Frank Dyer and J. S chairman and vice chairman, a sec- "nier, assistant cashiers. The di' J. W. Wingfield, abandonment, plea of cuilty. not yet sentenced- Harrison Dyer, violating prohibi tion law, thiee cases, all continued. Denny Simpson, violating prohibi tion law, continued- J. T. Holland, libel, dismissed- Will Babb, violating prohibition law, continued. M. Havenaucr, violating prohibi tion law. dismissed. Allic Mingo, violating prohibition law dismissed. Will Watson violating prohibition law, dismissed E. P. Gaines violating prohibition law $50 fine and 30 days in jnil rred Calloway violating quaran tine law continued John Rankin" violating quarantine law continued. Jim Widcman outraging public decency continued- Mike Wells violating prohibition law continued. LOCAL BANKS HOLD ANNUAL MEETINGS Four of the five Durant banks held their annual stockholders' meet ings Tuesday of this week, for the purpose of electing officers and di rectors, results being announced as follows: First National C C. Hatchett, President: Green Thompson and Frank Gibson, vice presidents; Dial Currin, cashier; retary-trcasurcr and four additional members. Either the chairman or vice chairman shall be a woman, and two of the four members shall be women. Within fifteen days after the selection of the new members of the Precinct Committee, the pres ent county chairman will call a coun ty convention for the purpose of se lecting a chairman, vice chairman and secretary-treasurer of the coun ty organization. The county chair man and vice chairman will be mem bers of the State Central Committee. Thi3 is the first reorganization of the party in Oklahoma in which the women are given equal voice with the man. Owing to the fact that this is the year for electing all state of ficers, a great deal of interest is expected to be manifested in this reorganization throughout the state. WOULD LEVY GASOLINE TAX TO PAY SOLDIER BONUS Representative Bachrach, of New Jersey, has introduced a bill calling for a federal tax of three cents per gallon on gasoline to raise money for the proposed soldier bonus the tax to be collected from the refineries- ectors are C C Hatchett, Green Thompson, Frank Gibson, J. W. Brown, V. J. 3teger, Dial Currin and L. F. Lee. Durant National The old officers and directors were re-elected, as follows: Jas. R. Mc Klnney, President; W. C Slaughter, vice president, M. W. Fitzgerald, cashier; J. E. McKinney, assistant cashier. The directors, Jas. R. Mc Kinney, W. C. Slaughter, Horace Marshall, W. F- Pendleton, Ben S. Ingram, R. L. Murray, Hugh Halsell, G. B. Malone, S- C Boswell, T. F. Gwaltney, Galen H. McKlnney Commercial National G. A. Mason, president; Sam Stone, vice president; W. E. Clark, cashier: Directors, E. W Stewart, Howard Holmes, O- L- Shannon, Ed I Speairs, E. W. Matthews, C. B. Coch ran, G. A Mason, Sam Stone, W. E Clark, W E. Strickland, E. C Lake American State S. A. Whale, president; D. Morgan and H. L. Cox, vice presidents; H D. Neely, carhier; J. B. Hunsaker, assistant cashier; Charles Calhoun, assistant cashier. Directors, S- A. Whale, D. Morgan, H. L. Cox, H. D. Neely, W. E. Utterback, Jewel Hicks and J. Henry Johnson. GOVERNOR WANTS ADVICE Advice from the taxpayers of the state on the wisdom of submitting at a special election the proposal of the amendment to the constitution to per mit school districts to levy not more than 15 mills on the dollar for school purposes without the necessity of all election is sought by Governor Kob crtson in a statement issued batur- HARDING HAS POW WOW WITH PARTY LEADERS day It is said that many school boards the idea of a cash bonus to former President Harding gave a dinner the other night to a lot of the lead ing Republican leaders in tho House and tho Senate and took occasion to oil up hlb Republican administration steam roller, with the aid of which ho hopes to smash all Democratic and recalcitrant Republican opposi tion, and put some of his and his friends' political measures through Congiess. A lot of things were sug gested at the pow wow according to the cltv naners- uno or mem was of tho Stale have already requested the Governor to call such an election but that none havo received any encouragement. hervico men, which they arc figuring, can be paid out of fundi the United Stntes loaned the allies several years when the allies pay us back. ago, REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY, BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION of Durant, Oklahoma. December 31, 1921. ASSETS Cash on hand $ 1.G70.59 Loans on mortgage security 359,575.00 Loans on stock security 22,750.00 Furniture and fixtures 1,010.60 Delinquent Interest and premium 1,700.32 Innurance and taxes due from borrowers 330.18 Total ?387,042.75 LIABILITIES Due on installment stock $196,204.75 Advance payment stock 170,700.00 Bills Payable 11,500.00 Contingent or reserve fund 7,221.06 Undivided profits 2.016.94 Total $387,642.75 State of Oklahoma, County of Bryan, ss: I, J. B. Raines, Secretary of the above named associa tion, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief, bo help me Ood. J. B, RAINES, Secretary. Subscribed and sworn to before me this 9th day of Jan uary, 1922. L. K. HUGHEY, Notary Public. My commission expires January 8, 1924. Correct Attest: V. L. DOWNING. JOHN LORGE, C. G. SHANE, Directors. T. $5.00 a month Invested with us will mature you $600.00 in 75 months. $500.00 In cash invested with us will double In 90 months. No taxes, no Insurance. Can you beat it? Come in and let us explain our sayings plan to you. No trouble to answer questions. THE INDIAN TERRITORY BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATION J. B. RAINES. First National Bank Building. Phone 341 SE& ii "I ML. yWHP'