Carney Enterprise. (Carney, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, October 23, 1908 Page: 6 of 10
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0. A. McCown is holding his an-
nual bargain sale this week.
S. A. Strader made a business trip
to Guthrie Wednesday afternoon.
Rain.nin; everything is flooded
and everybody is housed up.
Three thousand persons were kill-
ed in the great typhoon in China
Thursday of last week.
In the race between conservation
of the forests and the floods the
floods have a long start.
All in favor of pumpkin pies,
please rise. The ayes have it by a
No cotton has been marketed here
the past few days, owing to 'the
heavy rains, Buyers say the mar-
ket price is $2.80 for seed cotton.
Mr. and Mrs. Marr of Winfield,
Kan., and Miss Edith Marr of Guth-
rie, visited over Sunday at the home
of J. D. Roberts.
Many small bridges in this part
of the county were washed away by
the heavy rains of Tuesday and Wed-
Mrs. S. Barclay is suffering with
white swelling of the knee and has
been confined to her bed for several
The rain storm Tuesday night pre-
vented Hon. S. C. Matson reaching
here, so the meeting had to be post
poned to a future date,
No train out of Oklahoma City on
the Katy yesterday. The track
north ]of Luther, a thousandfeet or
more, is washed away.
Chicago may have a fourteen-story
school building. Perhaps it will be
superfluous to add that the intention
is to make it a high school.
Every voter who can should go to
his voting precinct on Tuesday, Nov-
ember 3rd and cast his vote. A man
who will wilfully neglect to vote this
year is a poor citizen.
The Katy road between here and
Oklahoma City and north of this
plac« has again been troubled by
washouts. Trains the past two or
three days have been several hours
Lightning on Wednesday night
struck the brick flue at the home of
Austin Howerton, living two miles
north and a fourth west of Carney,
tearing the flue to peices and knock-
ing Mr. Howerton down.
Dallas News : The gain of nine
million dollars in deposits within
eight months by the guaranteed banks
of Oklahoma may tend to convince
the Oklahomans that they are rot
confronted by all the dire conse-
quences which the wiseacres have
warned them of.
See the advertisement of H. C.
Wilke who has just opened a new
general merchandise store in Carney.
He carrics a full line of dry goods,
groceries, notions, etc, and he solicits
a share of the public patronage. He
s located in the building formerly
occupied by 0. A. McCown.
FROM RAGING FLOODS
Loss of Life in River Bottom
THOUSANDS ARE HOMELESS.
River is Four Feet Higher Than
Ever Before In History and Death
and Desolation Are Left In It's
Turbulent Trail -Three Rail-
road Bridges Are Swept Away.
A dispatch to Oklahoma City
Times Wednesday, says:
Fully a hundred people are believed
to have been drowned along the Can-
adian river between this city and
McCloud. The river is four feet
higher than it ever was and is still
Three bridges are gone, the Katy,
the Rock Island and the interurban
bridge, all of wtich cross a ravine
near the river bank a mile from town.
The three bridges represent an invest-
ment of over $125,000 and will delay
traffic into Shawnee for several days.
The interurban track is totally de-
stroyed and its right of way, which
consisted of a clay bank, protected
with a retaining wall, has been com-
pletely swept away.
The flood has scoured a new chan-
nel where the interurban track was,
and steel, ties, and one or two cars
are swallowed up.
River Is Raging Flood.
The Shawnee-Tecumseh interurban
is out of business* and houses along
the west side of the track are all
under water. The flood covers all
of the lowlands to the east of the
track for two miles and has cut into
the higher ground across the tracks
near the city.
East of Shawnee the Canadian is
a raging flood, over a mile broad in
some places, carrying an immense
quantity of debris upon its current
Hogs, horses, livestock and even
poultry have all been swept away
and there is little hope that any one
has survived in the farm homes which
dot the bottom lands o: the river. As
far as the eye can reach there is
only a waste of water.
West of Shawnee, the floods ex-
tend nearly toSunnyside, which is
six miles from the city. The mead-
ows on Ewers White's farm are flood-
ed and many of the small tenants
across the river have 'aken to the
Heroic Work of Rescue,
The work of rescue of persons
lodged in tree tops or Isolated upon
lonely spots of high ground has been
unusually difficult because of ihe fact
that no skiff could stand such a flood.
The boats at Benson Park are be-
ing used to cross the lake of water
between the pavilion |and the Rock
Island tracks connecting Shawnee
and Tecumseh. This is the flooded
portion of the county which needs
help immediately. A number of
Pottawatomie and Shawnee Indians
lived in this vicinity and are as yet
One of the largest monetary losses
will be at the City Stock yards where
a drove of cattle were drowned in
the pens. The yards are within three
feet of the river at low tide and to-
day the flood has risen twenty feet
above the fences. There is a sort
of a gorge at the stock yards, caused
by a high bank on the east side of
the river which forced the current
directly against the packing plant
destroying it almost instantly.
A false channel which was caused
th s past May by the ri*e in the river
and which was closed up because
it threatened the destruction of the
right of way of the Shawnee-Tecum-
seh interurban, is again open, dis-
charging immense volumes of water
down the electric line, across Maine
street in Shawnee to the doors of the
Santa Fe stition. There are a num
ber of homes along this false river
bed, every one of which is under wa-
ter. Their inhabitants, however,
had no trouble in escaping to the
high ground to the east of the old
Republican Editor's Comment
Perry Daily News.
Governor Haskell and Senator
Gore were tendered a reception by
the citizens of Perry on Saturday
evening that has seldom been equal-
led in the history of the state. The
opera house was packed to the limit
and probably over two hundred were
turned away. In a two hour speech
Governor Haskell paid special atten-
tion to the criticisms of his opponents,
political and otherwise, handing them
'packages" without number, any
one of which would be a good load
for them to carry. His figures were
an eye-opener, and his straightfor-
ward discussion of questions at issue
showed that Oklahoma has a govern-
or who is not in the least afraid of
any one man, any combination of
men, or of the devil himself. The
people admire a man who is not
afraid to tell where he stands, even
though their opinions on questions of
moment may be at variance.
Mrs. E. M. Tardy and children of
Chandler visited at Mr. Picketts Sun-
day and Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Pickett and daughter
of Shawnee,visited at Mr. Ellis Sun-
Misses Mabel Hedrick and Etta
LaBarge visited Mrs. Warren Col-
vert Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. Austin of Anadarko and Rev.
Tingle of Wellston are conducting a
revival meeting at the school house
this week. Every one cordially in-
vided to attend.
GEO. S. BAKE,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Calls answered day or night
Office next door west of Cen-
Phone No. 3.
- 1 ——— i —
Attention, Ladies I
See the strictly "up-tc-date" hats
all the latest models in prices and
styles to suit the most fastidious
tastes. No departments-store hats
kept in this stock.
Prices to suit rich and poor alike.
Hats from 25 cents to $1.00 each
and pattern hats from $5.00 to $10.00
each. Special sales every Saturday.
Call and inspect our goods and prices
before purchasing elsewhere. Re-
member I take produce in exchange
Mrs. Eva Roberts.
To the Parents. '
Owing to the failure of the School
Board in their efforts to secure the
Report cards reccommended by the
State Text Book Commission, the
reports for the first monrh of school
have been delayed. However the
teachers hope to have these reports
ready for the pupils next Mcnday.
After this the report will be sent
to the parents for their inspection
directly after the close of each school
month. Should there be any delay
the presentation of this report you
will confer a favor by calling atten-
tion to it immediately.
As this report is intended to be a
coirplete summary of all that per-
tains to your child's school life, it is
hoped that you will regard it with
more than a mere passing interest
and that you will co-operate with the
teacher in securing the best possible
results. Should you at any time dis-
cover anything of unsatisfactory
character, through means of the re-
port or otherwise, it is earnestly de-
sired that you will call upon and
consult with the teacher at once. By
pursuing this course, misunderstand-
ings will be avoided and the ones
most interested in the welfare of the
pupil will mutually assist each other.
Recognizing the importance of the
school and home to stand united,
your earnest co-operation in our ef-
forts to raise the standard of our
school, and to extend its usefulness
most earnestly solicited.
Mabel Montgomery, Prin.
Rena M. Smith,
Some people seem to be wondering
just who was meant by "The Boss"
in last week's news. Each of the
boys in the "construction gang" sent
up to repair the bell, claimed the
honor of being Boss, but as Glenn
Williams wrote the article and signed
The Boss" we suppose he meant
Roma Pendergraft and Harry
Dobson succeded Anna McCown and
Daisy Dean as reporters for the com-
ing school month.
Several pupils in the third room
who have been out picking cotton are
back to school again.
Meet me at the following dates:
At A. M. Jones, October 21, 3
At Bain's sale on the street at Per-
kins, October 24. At J. W. Gay's,
1 mile east and 3 miles north of Car-
ney, Oct* 27. At J. E. Thompson's
on October 29,1 1-2 miles east and
1 1-2 south of Carney. At Kirk-
patrick's on October 30, 1 mile west
and 6 north of Carney.
A.L. HUDIBURG, Auctioneer.
Russ Thomas, President.
J. D. Roberts, Secretary.
W. F. Wilkinson, Treas.
Carney Real Estate
& Loan Company.
:arm Loans and Insur-
ance a Specialty.
We will make you a Farm Loan, 5
to 7 years time, one to three years to
pay your commission notice without
interest. See us if you want to buy
or sell your farm.
Farm insurance at a lower rate
than any one can make. Carney,
Oklahoma, Phone 65.
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