The Star-Gazette from Sallisaw, Oklahoma on June 30, 1916 · Page 1
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1 ThtK ^e•t Advertising Me. dinM/^nd GaarAliteed Lug. "eif XfeuHtroiTor any Taper In Seqnoyali Connty. VOLUME 23. SALUSAW, SEQUOYAH COUNTY. OKJUkHOMA ,PBIDiY ,^^l^ 19l6 WAR IS HyERTEO FOR THE PRESENI But United States Prepares For Any Emergency Which May Arise Washington, June 28.—An immediate break between thie United States and the de facto government of Mexico"has been averted by compliance with the American demand for release of the twenty-three troopers captured in the fight at Carrizal. Whether a state of war has been prevented or merely postponed no one here would attempt to say tonight. Official information as to the attitude of General Carranza was lacking. Until his response to Secretary Lansing's note dispatched Sunday making two peremptory and distinct demanfls is received, there will be no decision on whethej- President Wilson shall lay the crisis before congress. News of the release of the prisoners received early tonight in press dispatches brought undisguised relief to high officials. It was accepted as correct although no announcc- nient had conic through official circles. Moreover it was assumed that Carranza, impressed with the urgency of the situation, had ordered the captured cavalrymen started for the border without* waiting for his announcement of action to reach Washington. While it was generally conceded that this move lessens the tension and makes the crisis less imminent, no one conversant with the grave probU'iu is losing sight of the. fact that the all imi)nrtant (|uestion of Carranza's attitude toward the American expedition across the border to protect the territory and citizens of the United States from.bantfit outrages, remains unsettled. It-ihe de facto government stands upon the orders to General Trevino to attack Pershing's' men when they move "Mhcrwise than toward the border, the situation actually is just what it was before, except that there, now is a possibility of diplomatic nogoliation that did not exist while Ihc Americans were held prisoners at Chihauhau. Still Prepare for Wa* TIic preparations of the United States for war will go steadily forward. There will be no interruption of the rush of national guardsmen to make further discussion necessary. During any negotiations, however, the United States will, insist upon freedom of movement of troops in Mexico and any attempt to interfere with them will be met with such force as is necessary. This will apply, too, to any period of delay occasioned by attempts to arrange mediation or arbitration. The possibility of Latin-American offers of mediation in the crisis again was widely discussed tonight. Ignacio Calderori, minister from Bolivia, will make a .secohd~call upon Secretary Lahsing toriiprrow to discuss the subjec't. H6 -Will endeavor to ascertain for-^he benefit of himself and his colleagues, whether tender of good offices by the South and Central American i-epublics would be entertained at this time. Refusal Meant War The minister said after his first TO THE DEMOCRATIC VOTERS OF SEQUOYAH COUNTY I take this means of announcing my candidacy for the Democratic nomination for re-election to the office of County Attorney of Sequoyah County. Two years ago, I made the race for this nomination, and won by a good plurality, having no opposition for the office in the general election. 1 have served the people for 18 months, and during that time, I have never lost sight of the public welfare in ;lv disrFiarge of my official duties, and 1 have always opposed those thins.'- wbi'-h I Wiought would not be for Mif- ffreat?^1 good to the greatest numb"r. It is true probably, that I hav*' ni;>d" enemies/ in this office, however, every official act in the interest of the tax payers oC the ! County must necessarily arouse the conference with Secretary Lansing ThVt^J offi^r'T ""^^ on Monday night that he understood' the United States to be unwilling If has been rumored that on ac- even to discuss the subject of media-• ^e""' cnndida.7'1' ' T''' V tion or arbitration while the cap- K '' w sh o f " . "^>;«^ f' ' nut 1 wish to state to my friends in make- him at least turn over the time. American prisoners. Prominent i„ making the rare two years, ago Mexicans in the United States as well f„,. office, I pronu'scd the voters as American business interests with of Scquovah Countv that I would influence in Mexican affairs,, have |,.v earnestlv to keep the finances Hooded Ihc first chief with mes- of the Countv in good shape; that sages. They all sent him the same i v.ould try to see that the County warning—that the United States gov- ^nd sub-divisions thereof lived with- ernmenf meant business and that 1o j,, (heir incomes, or in other .words hold the prisoners would mean \yar. the estimates for each fiscal year. ' .Tudgments have been secured against BIG MEETING AT MARBLE CITY the County in previous administra- , . , ... , T , l^ons on an average of nearlv $15,000 Rev. Lewis \oung and Albci-t ,Tohn- _ ^ . o > ston of ^larble City were in town | Tuesda>' and called at the Star-Ga-; zette office for a brief visit. They report that crop's in their community^ are looking well and that the farmers are taking advantage of the good weather to rush farm work. Mr. Young informs us that a big meeting of the Baptists will be held at Pinhook church five miles from .Marble City, beginning .luly 10th and closing "Sunday night, .luly Rev. R. G. Washburnc, of McAlcster. missionary for the Five Civilized tribes, will be in attendance and deliver several sermons. The public in general is cordially invited to attend. FARM LOANS UNVEILING AT BUFFINGTON With all' its impressive I'itualistic will continue disposing of the fo .ceT :;l";'; T""! f under bis command as though he •" " 'i ' 1^1',"'' ' '"H "r' expecte,! an immediate attack from ! I '^'^.V "V the Mexicans. The fact that Carran-' za has complied with one of the demands is accepted by the most optimistic officials here as an indication that he is striving to prevent a break. Even though'hA again should , attempt to throw all blame for the ' Carrizal fight upon the American officers, and insists upon his right to forceably oppose any ej^cept northward movements of American troops it is thought possible that he may state his position in such a way as ument at the grave of Wm. B. Bruce in^the Buffington cemetery Sunday afternoon. The service was augmented considerably by an interesting address deliverd by Judge Luther Kyle, who ever has the interests of Woodcraft at heart, and who has performed a similar service'' at a number of occasions of this 'kind. Mr. aiid Mrs. Wm. Thompson of Hanson were Sallisa^^; visitors yesterday. C FARM LOANS If every farmer in Sequoyah County owned his farm and desired to place a loan thereon, we eould accommodate him. We have an unlimitied arfiount of money at our command. If the farmer has the security and if the title is good there is absolutely no question as to our being able to make the loan, and make it quickly. The people furnishing our capital have absolute confidence in-^ Sequoyah County farm land and-will handle every loan that we ofTer them. If you want a loan, do not fail to call on us. We are also JjLJhe lnai:]tit for some first class city loans. Reasonable interest rates and monthly payment plan which pays interest and a small payment on the principal, thus liquidating the loan at maturity. LAKE & WEtMiS "WE MAKI|_OUR OWN INSPECTIONS'? V per annum over and above the revenue provided by taxation and other sources. During my administration, judgments have been secured against the County in the sum of about $400 above such estimates, and against Townships in about the sum of,$85. In view of the fact that suits have been brought against the County, aggregating nearly $60,000 during my administration, I ask the ^^oters . of the County if this reduction is not worthy of their consideration in the selection of a man for this office for another two years. In handling the criminal docket of Sequoyah County, I have handled the same fearlessly, and as I have thought, "with favors to none, and I have tried to apply the law to all men alike. The records of this County will show that the Criminal Docket during" the present administration has been handled with more economy than any administration since statehood; that the perfeentage of convictions and pleas of • ^guilty has been greater than probably any previous administration. , .1 - haiVe made it a rule to investigate all cases before warrants should issue, in order that such cases might not create unnecessary expense to the County in thrashing out frivolous and useless lawsuits. I ask the support pf all good pem- ocrats throughout the Counts^ .for i,the nomination to succeed niysel^ as the County-Attorney of Sequoyah Courtty. I invite-the closest investir gation_ and examination of my record as a iJublic officer, and I anl really :tit|, any and all times to answer as 16 that record. 1 wish to- a,ssure the citizenship of Sequoyah CQunty-thaj; if. I ' am nominated and ^re-eleicted^; that I shall accord th^m the -saine couEteofts/- cat'eM iaud!:;'consider4t^^^^^ attentioh in the'disbharfie'of wy qfi Many people have been surprised at the wonderful acti'^tty-*llt>wn -~iM ihe School Land Department in the matter of making farm loans. For the week ending June 17th all pre^ vious recoi'ds were broken by the allowance of $107,100.00 loans by the Commissioners. In fact the average had ranged from $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 per week for several weeks past and this money goes directly to tile borrowers on five years time at five per cent interest and is having a tremendous effect on the rales being charged in the state, and al- read> many loan companies have revised their rates to meet state competition by reducing them from 10 per cent to 8 per cent in some parts of the state and in other parts reductions have been made from 8 per cent to 7 per cent and GVi per cent. Secretary G. A. Smith of the School Land Department has repeatedly said that it would only be a matter of time until all loan compani^ of the state would be compelled \o meet the slate rates and that interest rates on farm lands will ultimately cogae to a .') or G per centriiasis. The present taxable farm land valuation of the stale of Oklahoma is •'iil61,,S!),3.,'i2.').00, according to official i figures in the State Auditor's Office. A cdnservative estimate based on Ihe experience of many of the most prominent farm loan men of the stale is that 55 per cent of the taxable lands of the state arc under morlf^age. This would signify that the value of the lands under mort gage is ,$254,041,328.00. The same men estimate that- the amount of mortgages upon mortgaged lands averages 35 per cent. This would mean that the total mortgaged indebtedness Qi Oklahoma is $88,914,464.00. The state has now in loans or available for loans nearly $7,000,-000.00. This will be augmented at the rate of more than one-half million, dollars-per year from the corn- mon school fuiids, ahd-from $20di>' 000.00 to $300,000.00 each year from the college funds. Both of these funds will ultimately amount to alioul $35,000,000.00 or $-10,000,000.00. Stale competition has already resulted in lowering interest rates in the state as much as 2 per cent which means a saving to the borrowers of the state in interest rates of -SI,760,000.00 each year, and when stale competition brings all. companies to slate rates the saving will be at least double this amount.' The Commissioners of the Land Office arc endeavoring to so handle these funds as to bring about this result in the shortest space of time. Not only are those who borrow money of the state at 5 per cent greatly benefited but every person who is forced to borrow money is also being benefited by the lower rates being fofced by the state comr petition. As long as there was only sufficient state money to supply the demands of those who actually lived upon and cultivated their farms all other persons were denied loans, but the rapidly accumulating funds went clear beyond the demand of this clasL of borrowers, hence the rules were liberalized so that loans could be made to anyone who had the security and title provided the same wais not to be used for speculative purposes and whenever the funds are reduced to the extent that there is only money sufficient for actual farmeis the rules ^will be reconsidered and the preference given to those who actually farm the land. The development of this country, has been tpore seriously retarded by high';interesl rates than by any; other cause and the com;petitiop. forced by the School Land^epart- |nent -will resiilt in the saving of millions of dollars each year and enable the borrowers- to pay off loans already made and will alsb enable thousands yof people to boi>i row money and pay for a home' which- actiim>-^uld .be.. an:: in ^pQ ^i-; sibility ui^d^r the previous high rates of irftereslt charged in this state; , '> the-.reej^DL saH of- o.v^r^$i3,000jif 000.00 ,of "sci&ool. landsvhas^ressulted. in throwirtg, into' the . p.^parfcipei^, a large 'fmount of jtiopey aViaUal|[|^: for loan's. 'Former/safes ambiiiitipg, to tnbre^lhafc$i4,000;000;Op ^;'rtafcBi^ § e total b^ween .(|27,OgO,0 (WJ .ftQjan| must ib,e-pajidl )«,%9 ^j y ^fj^^^^^ APPLY FOR LICENS£ TO TEAGB The following are the natnes of jhe , applicants for teacHer's icertifl- "cates:' '"'•... • Cleo Wallace, SallisaW;' LeWls Carter, Vian; Toitimie Wofford, Haii- son; Lois Mayes, ...Salisa-w^n Bonnie Baker, Sallisaw; Eula Norrid, Muldrow; Flora Christian, Muldrow; Myrtis „DawSon, Gans; Gretchen Francis, Vian; Mary Goflf, Sallisaw; Evelyn Magruder, Muldrow; Caprice Holcomb, Marble City; Aubrey Lewis, Hood; Knight Francis, Viati; Ida E. Eppler, Garis; Flossie Bruton, Muldrow; Fred A. Shepard, Marble City; John R. Harris, Gans; Helen L. Moss, Vian; Grover Harmon, Gans; Stratton Goings, Marble City; Walter Harmon, Gans; R.C. Siflftng, Vian; Lillian Loggains, Sallisaw; H. A. Long, Sallisaw, .R.-F., D. No. 2; E. R. Haskins, Hood; Mrs. E. R. Haskins, Hood; Sallie Mays, Marble City; Tellie Matthews, Pbrum; Mrs. J. F. Thompson, Roland; Carrie Scott, Sallisaw. TiEOKiiAiMA NUMBEK aX'J O«r-Boyfr May Bfr-Bepei^^ to Acquit Themselvea N<>Mf. Under All Circutaistancea DIED SUDDENLY Mrs. Delia Cousin of near Brent was called from us very suddenly on June 15, 1916. Her body was-inferred in the F'leetwood cemetery. Mrs. Cousin was a devoted member of the Woodmen of the World Circle of Gans, Okla. Tlic angel of death^has removed ^ from our midst one of our mose loyal Last week the coiintry was thriBed from Maine to Caliifbrnia by the bi- telligence that President WilSoa luut ordered the mtibiiizatio'n of the Ma- - tional Guard in eVery state andicp- ritory for service on the troubled Mexican border, qtiJI circumstances warrant it, for s ^Bvice ih that resolution torn cpuntry.. , ........- . bklahpmans are interested in I knowledge that in' this call iJiey I are represented. This state Vlifft never kept up a large militar.jr.4t^^ izatioh but it has hadPSihce "li^ltt^ toHal days a regirtient of. iftliflMbrr and some auxiliary corpis. It IH»W has a regimeiifof ihifantryy an gineering corpSj a hospital corps and two troops of cavalry. It has had, until recently, a signal corps and steps are on foot to re-organize Ibafc important military unit. . In the Spanish-American War, Oklahoma's quota of soldiers coa- sisted of one battalion frolp Oklar homa Territory and one company from the Indian Territory, and they together formed a" viriie-i^^^^^^ devotees. May Jhe members of our first Territorial regiment. 'The other beloved order bow in humble Sub- companies being supplied/ by Admission to the, Will of our Father in' heaven, who doeth all things vvell. To her bereaved husband and children AVC extend our heartfelt sympathy. Let us hope to mieet o\jr beloved sister in that beautiful land \Vliere there is no sorrow nor parting. Respectfully, Woodmen Circle. Gans, Oklahonja, Juiie 27, 191^. Mrs. Maude P. Reed, aged 26 years, wife of Thomas Reed, died at her home near Buffington Saturday and was buripd Sunday at 3:00 o'clock in. the Buffington cemetery. Rev. T. C. Billingsley preached the funeral sermon at the graveside. Miss Lois Mayes is home from Tahlequah for a few days' visit with friends. which becomes available for loans i as soon as paid into the Department. The annual saving to the borrowers of the state bj''reason of the judicious handling of these funds now amounts to as much as all the state tax, county tax, school tax,'in fact every character of .tax paid to the county treasurers, The state may not loan as niuch money on some security as the borrowers desire because the state .ha.s' never sustained any- Joss and under the'low rate at which loanS; are niade should not. Anyone/de-^ siring to make a loan and^havihg; gdod security should address A.­ Smith, Secretary, Oklahoma--Cityii Oklahoma. > ? ' Note: Loans are not made in Roger Mills and Beckham "counties. zona' and ..Now Mexico., Oklahoma, and Indian Territory* each contributed a troop of Rough Rider? t« Roosevelt's famous and mtich'ad^ vertised regiment Now it *is ea- tillcd to furnish one complete VBDII; the regunent, and the auxiliarjyiBorps and extra troops that will be added to like units from othep state la form iegiments and Jargep, untts.! : , The first Oklahoma will talie Sie Infield with a large percentage''iSr ^erienced find; welL^^I^ offleieito;- Itsnralenel and', field ^majcJrsF"«*»^*^ quartermaster and many of its ca?»- tains and lieutenants have seen F(n> mer service jn either the SpanisJi-, American or Philippine campaigns,' , or in the regulai" army, and many of the men are veterans of the Spanish- American or Philippine campaigns. Col. Roy Hoffman served with can -7-" spicuous honoj:,^ in the fir^st Territorial and Majors Barrett and Alley were iij the same regiment, while Major Scott served an enlistment in. the Phlippine campaign. Others, of''; the ranking officers have had long experience in National Giiard sersntce and have won their way to promotion by efficient f^nd earnest work. \ Other regiments may be called to follow the first, but.if active service follows the mobilization orders,^; Dfc. i lahoma will have reason to ex|wct. ; that>her first regiment and its aiv ' companyihg units SvUl give a ieoft- account of-thems^yes and maiAlMii * the honor and dignity of the state . under any and alii ci^cumstancesi';••^"r IVIany of the rdnk ^and flic and - riiahy of the 'regimc!_ntal ofBcers are j.. making big secriflce^slo do whqt theyii belifev^ to be^theiRduty tof the Sfctfet* and'Nation. ^ It will^Encourage ^iiam. ] (Continued oh Eage-^TwoV'. ill m »«HaHHH »MH0HMHeHMHM9HMiH^^ —WE ARE IN THE MARKET FOR 100 GOOt)— IN ^EQirO/AH COUNTY^' , i^We make a rate of d%d 9 pVceWwJiere security andjloan will, iUsUfy^iti Wf «a 'So. mliW current rates^ ptj ,r ^good''sizp.\Jo^ns. .-'^ f^fj. - >Jiere the' con-. loan, where, the We' jn • HEIR TIT

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