The Evening Free Press (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 202, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1911 Page: 1 of 12
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The Evening Free Press
J) VOLUME 1.
OKLAHOMA CITY,. OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1911—TWELVE PAGES.
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NUMBER 202 ^
NINE AVIATORS COMPLETE
GREATEST AIR RACE IN
HISTORY OF THE WORLD
Paris, July 7.--The circuit of Europe
air contest which was flown over a
thousand mile course above four nations
and the English channel, came to an end
at Vlncennes Friday with Lieutenant
Conneau of the French army, who files
under the name of Andre Beaumont, the
winner. Conneau, who was also the
winner of the Paris-Rome flight, will
receive about $60,000 as a result of his
Roland Garros was second, Vldart,
third. Pierre Vedrlne. the hero of the
Paris-Madrid race, who led all through
a special dispatch to the Evening
Press, United States Senator Rob-
many stages of, the contest, and who ert L. Owen conveys the welcome Infor-
was expected to win It, came to grief, mation that he has succeeded in obtain-
near Amiens, when his motor went wrong i . , , .
and he was compelled to dweenrt. Kim- | ordFr from thc com"
merllng also suffered motor trouble anil merce commission making Immediately
was compelled to alight at Cologne. J effective the emergency rate for cattle
"N ldart was the first man to finish In from Oklahoma points to Texas points,
the race, touching earth at the Vln-| Th„ wiu bc ot ln(>sl,mabl<. vl,ue to 0at-
tie men in the Osage country, where the
vennes aerodrome at 8:3fl a. m. Con
neau was officially awarded the victory
because he had made the greater speed
over the entire route. Roland Garros
and Gibert also finished earlier than the
winners, the former reaching Vlncennes
st 8:lf> and the latter at 8:42. Renaux,
the only contestant to carry a passenger
on the long flight, arrived at 10:25.
The air line distance between Calais
where Friday's stage of the race started,
and Paris, Is 140 miles.
Extraordinary precautions were taken
at the aerodrome to prevent another
series of tragedies such as had marred
the Inauguration of the race on June 18,
when three aviators were killed.
Long lines of police and soldiers held
back the enormous crowds which gath-
ered to witness the returning blrdmen,
while no person except officials was al-
lowed en the course.
The total time of the aviators who
finished the race, counting only the time
that they were actually In flight, fol-
Conneau, 68 hours. 8ft minutes, 45 sec-
ortds; Garros, 62 hours, 18 minutes, 24
seconds; Vldart, 73 hours, 32 minutes;
Gibert, 89 hours, 32 minutes, 34 3-6 sec-
onds; Klmmerllng, 93 hours. 10 minutes.
24 2-6 seconds; Renaux, 110 hours, 44
minutes, 62 t-5 seconds.
Nine aviators started on the lnst leg
from Calais, leaving there about 6 a. m.
at brief intervals.
Approximately $44,000 had been given
in prizes for the best speed between
the various stopping places before the
last lap of the contest was Inaugurated.
The biggest prizes were reserved for the
finish. Conneau gets the lion's shore of
the prize money for In addition to the
winner's portion, he had already won the
$12,600 offered for the best time between
Paris and London.
APPEAL FOR SUFFERERS.
water and grazing Is practically ex-
hausted, as it will enable them to ship
the starving cattle back to the Texas
Panhandle, where an abundance of rain
has kept the grass and pools 1n good
Senator Owen's telegram was as fol-
lows: "W. V. Galbreth, Live Stock Agent,
Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway, wired
me yesterday to endeavor to have inter-
state commerce commission Issue Satur-
day the order making immediately ef-
fective the emergency rates for cattle to
apply from Oklahoma points to Texas
points. I have succeeded In obtaining
immediate action. Order will Issue to-
Local stockmen say that this Is the
first time, to their knowledge that such
a request has been made of the commis-
sion. The Osage country has been a
choice grazing country for years, and
each year thousands of cattle have been
shipped In there from Texas points. Rut
thla year the rain failed to come to the
Osage country, and the pools dried up,
and the grass failed. The customary war
between the settlers and th*- cattle kings
stopped, temporarily at least, and the
home-builders were paid by their erst-
while enemies to patrol their own crops
and see that no damage was done by
CITY BOARD WILL
HOLD SHORT MEET
if. A strong appeal 1s being made if.
if. for the relief of the Chattanooga if
if sufferers and more clothing and
if. funds are needed. Among the late if.
contributors Friday were the if.
# Grant Post No. 1. G. A. R., $6; if.
Grant Woman's Relief Corps, No. if.
if 11, $6 and G. A. Peldler, $1. if.
if. Clothing 1s needed, however, if.
if worse than almost any other sup- if.
if> piles and Manager H. G. East- if.
if. man of the Chamber of Commerce if-
if. who Is raising the fund, urges
if- everyone In the city to bring old if
# clothes to the Terminal station if
if. ^heck room where they will be if.
if. packed and sent to the stricken yf.
if' districts. if
In all probability the city commission-
ers will hold a short meeting Friday aft-
ernoon for thc purpose of taking up
number of minor n f tters, allowing bills
and further consideration of the water
aMyor Grant stated Friday morning
that there would be a short meeting,
although he said nothing of special im-
portance from his departments would be
.$• ! up. He denied emphatically that he con-
templated making any appointments.
At the meeting of the commissioners
Thursday, contract for the drilling of a
deep well ot the water works plant was
let to W. S. Grelg of Kansas City for
$6 per foot. Bids for the construction of
a dam to furnish an adequate supply
are being received and will be opened
at a meeting of the board next Tuesday.
The Pointer Unmasks
Its Real Character
"Our mind is made up," says The Pointer. "We have decided
that this blackmail game is GREAT and you can't scare us out of it.
"It's easy money. Why all you have to do is to get something
'on' the merchant and if he don't come across with an ad, just
publish a story about his private life or trump up something to
injure his business. If he does come across and give us his ad-
we'll publish his name in the Pointer's 'honor roll' of those who
have paid their ransom and purchased immunity from blackmail.
He will be tickled to death to have his name on our front page
every day in the list of those who have 'coughed up.'
"Of course, it don't matter to us whether or not he wants the
advertising, or whether it brings him any results nr not. He isn't
paying us for the good results the ad may bring, lie simply pays
lis to prevent the bad results which would follow if we published
the 'dope' we have about his private life.
"The funny part of it is that every merchant who 'coughs up'
is helping us to keep this game going and actually assists us to
keep on working him that much longer. It also helps us to pry
loose some 'hush money' from his competitors too.
"That stunf of getting letters from sales girls is a corker. No
merchant knows how many traitors he may have working for him
and we can scare him into thinking that all his salespeople are
running to us with stories about him and his business.
"There is nothing in that business of running a good news-
paper for the good of the community. It's a lot more profitable
for us to run a had newspaper for the injury of the community—
unless they 'cough up' and bribe us not to injure it."
The merchants ought to try this game themselves. They could
get out a daily "blackhand" hill and grab every man who goes by
their door and make him either buy a suit of clothes nr submit to I
being "written up." If he "coughs up" and buys a suit of clothes, j
then reward him by printing his name in big type as one of the
victims who has purchased his ransom.
GOOD RAINS FALL IN OKLAHOMA;
CORN PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHTER
Muskogee. Okla., July 7.—(Special.)—
"I have not resigned and do not Intend
to resign. My place as a member of
the state capltol commission was created
by an act of the legislature and Governor
Cruce has no authority to declare my
place vacant," said Leo E. Bennett, the
republican member of the state capital
commission appointed by Former Gov-
ern Haskell. Bennett has been busy on
his farm and only comes to town once
a week. He made this emphatic state-
ment last night.
PRIZE BOUT ERA
AT AN END, SAYS
Business conditions seem to be getting
steadily better In Oklahoma City, judg-
ing from the bank clearings, for the re-
port Friday shows an Increase over the
same day last week, which In turn, was
better ;han the report of a month ago.
The figures are still considerably less
than they were this time last year, but
not so far behind as they have been
This day last week $300,93?
This day last month.... $267,.".09
This day last year $481,801
SAFE IS CRACKED.
The safe In the New State Laundry
building, 120 North Francis avenue, was
cracked Thursday night while Night
Watchman T. H. Bell was peacefully
sleeping In the front end of the build-
ing. Despite the fact that Bookkeeper
George H. Young usually keeps between
$300 and $500 in the safe, there was none
there Thursday night and the robbers
In an effort to force the paving com-
panies to live up to the specifications
required by the city, -which during tho
last month It is claimed have been vio-
lated, City Engineer Guy McClure Fri-
day morning ordered the Western Paving
company to install a set of scales at Its not up to the standard
local plant. weights are not used
During the last month, according to Engineer McClure said Friday that he
the dally tests of the paving made by not only Intended to see that the paving
City ChemlHt C. E. Clifford, the bitumen 1 companies lived absolutely up to the
in the product of the Western raving standard but that the complete list of
com pan v has not been up to the required ! paving Inspectors at the plants of the
standard it is said. The city specifl- I company would be changed. In his opln-
catlons require 10.5 per cent bitumen for 1 1<">n, the Inspectors are partly to blame
heavy traffic and 10 per cent for light ! for the shortage.
traffic. The tests of the paving have
varied, some running as low as 7 and
others above 11 As an average, how-
ever. and especially during the lsst three
weeks, it is claimed the tests have been
far below the requirements.
In explanation of the alleged shortage
London. July 7.—"England will stand by
France in the Moroccan crisis and main-
tain her treaty obligations by opposing
Germany's aggression to the limit." This
statement was made Friday to the Na-
tional News Assoclstlon by a diplomat
who Is closely enough allied to the gov-
ernment to know the exact details of
the matter now attracting the attention
of Europe. "I do not think it will come
to a point of war," he continued, for it
Is hardly probable that Germany will go
very strong when she finds that England
will back up France and prevent seizure
of any territory that will allow Teutonic
Inroads on British trade.
"But If it comes to war, England will
be ready. That the two countries will
meet in a death grapple at sometime Is
Washington, July 7.n—Ivestlgatlon of a
$308,000 payment to John W. Foster,
former secretary of state, and Robert
Lansing, attorney for the claimants, out
of the Chinese Boxer indemnity fund on
a claim more than fifty years old, was
begun Friday by the house committee
on expenditures In the state department
Tho committee Is proceeding on the
theory that the claim should not have
been paid out of the Boxer fund, If at all.
Thomas Morrison, disbursing officer of
the state department, hae already pre-
sented the committee with the Foster
I , • - voucher*. Four of them callert for $70,000
the assessments of the various counties, advertised to bo held at a park near h . .
_ I T.il a, but after HI. arrival It wai. ! nCh aBd one ,or 8,'2a'- were
changed to the Country club, a short [ "tsned by John W. Foster and Robert
Lansing, attorneys for james Rufus Ami-
don and Georgianna Amidon. The claim,
hlch was several times turned down by
The state board of equalisation has di-
vided the counties of the state into four
divisions for the purpose of equalising be "nothing doing.
That Governor Cruce's prompt action
in regard to the prize fight scheduled for
Tulsa on July 4 has ended all attempts
to stage any ring battles In Oklahoma
Is the opinion of Adjutant General Frank
M. Canton, who returned Thursday night
from Tulsa. General Canton went to
Tulsa on the night of July 3 at the direc-
tion of Governor Cruce, who had heard
some rumors that the Flynn-Morris fight
was to be held, regardless of his instruc-
tions He was not aware until he
reached there that the Hhaughneasy-
Roman fight was scheduled for'that day.
but Immediately gave the promoters of
the battle to understand that there would
The fight was then
BILLS WERE PAID
and will take up one division a day, be
ginning Wednesday, July 1?. allowing the j ,jj',7a'nM ou, from ,n
county officials of each county a chance : ty. General Canton then notified all
to be heard In regard to the matter, parties concerned that If the fight were
Tho divisions to which the counties have ! "*'? ther* !>• would rr"«t < • principal,
been assigned and the dat
they will be heard are as follows:
Wednesday. July 19.- Cimarron, Texas,
Beaver, Harper, Woods, Alfalfa, Grant,
Kay, Pawnee, Noble, Garfield, Major,
Woodward, Ellis, Dewey, Blaine, King-
Thursday, July 20.—Roger Mills, Cus-
hich | anf1 Promoters and take them to Paw
huskn, turning them over there to the
county officers of Osage county.
eli understood. This government is as j ter, Canadian, Oklahoma, Lincoln, Pot-
well prepared now as she will ever be." j tawatomle, Cleveland, Washita, Beckham,
An effort Is being made to draw the j Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa. Caddo,
United States into the controversy. The Comanche, Tillman, Payne and Logan.
Standard calls attention to the fact that ( Friday, July 21.—Osage, Washington,
America, as well as European countries, j Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Mayes,
Is Interested In the African question. ; Rogers, Tulsa, Creek, Wagoner, Chero-
"The port of Agadlr is far too lmpor- kee. Adair, Sequoyah, Muskogee, Ok-
tant strategically and commercially to be mulgee. Okfuskee, McIntosh, Haskell,
suitable for German annexation," says Seminole and Hughes.
the Standard. j Saturday. July 22.—Pittsburg, Latimer,
"It lies upon the flank of all trans- LeFlore, McCurtain, Pushmataha, Choc-
Atlantic trade of Great Britain and the taw, Atoka. Bryan, Coal. Pontotoc, Gar-
United States and on the main line of j vln, McClain, Grady, Stephens, Jeffer-
our route to the east via the cape. It son, Lover, Carter, Murray, Johnston
Is already pointed out that Americans | and Marshall.
may claim representation at a conference ! ■
on the Agadlr incident or that they may
take their own measures to guard against
possible peril to their commerce and
communication which might arise if a
great naval power should establish itself
at Agadlr. '
HELD FOR HORSE THEFT
Willie Flnke was arrested Thursday
night and brought to the county Jail by
Deputy Sheriff Rlppey, charged with
horse-stealing. The act charged, was
supposed to have been committed a few
miles from Oklahoma City, and there was
another man Implicated, but he has not
30 HEAT VICTIMS.
Engineer McClure says that the Western
Paving company In mixing Its paving
does not weight the material used but
measures It. The finer grain of sand is
naturally heavier than the coarser product,
and as a result, the specifications are persons died of heat prostration today.
New York, July 7.—The backbone of
the hot wave was broken when the tem-
perature dropped ten points between one
and two o'clock this afternoon. Thirty
rhen the proper i making a total of 181 deaths In the five
EDITOR S WIFE DIES.
Word was received here Friday of the
death Of Mrs W. R. Kelly Of Watonga,
wife of the editor of the Watonga Her-
ald. Mrs Kelly had been quite promi-
nent socially and In club work and was
well known here.
The Free Press will give ten tickets
each day on the Fair Park Theater
this week to the parties find-
ing their names scattered through
the classified ads. Th"se whose
nam ei appear today will receive
orders at the branch office of The
Free Press with Westfall's, 206
West Main, good for tomorrow
All this week the Fair Park is
playing "The Parish Priest."
"Bill" Tilghtnan, Famous As
Frontier Peace Officer, Will
Doff His Senatorial Toga
I Newsless Newspapers
\ And Blackmail
the Chinese government and tho state
department, was originally known as the
"general war claim" and grew out of
services of that soldier of fortune to the
The committee has ordered Mr. Morri-
son to bring all vouchers covering pay-
ments to those employed on arbitration
commissioners, under the department, de-
spite notice from Secretary of State
Knox, that the vouchers concerning dlplo-
Krec i mat'c services could not be made public
as they were paid from the "secret fund"
of the department.
BIQ COAL ORDER.
The state board of affairs will, In the
near future, buy *,000 tons of coal to
supply the state Institutions during the
>mlng winter. The bids will be opened
Senator William Tilghman of Chandler signed since statehood is J. N. McCalla,
has submitted his resignation as a mem- former representative from Love county.) to cover the expenses
ber of the state senate to Governor Lee wno tendered his resignation because of ernment are based on
j Cruce, on account of leaving his district moving to Chickasha to make his home. I fixed by the state board
I to take up his residence In oklahoma It was decided In his case that the. reslg- the making of refunds of this sort by
' i* This action of course has added ; nation should l e submitted to the legis- t any considerable number of counties
The possibility that a harmless lo
lng section of the new county asse.^
law, which has recently become effect
may virtually defeat the efforts of
state board of equalization to raise
property to an equal standard of valu-
ation, and might even cause a deficiency
In the state's revenues, Is now worrying
the state officers.
Heretofore the state board of equaliza-
tion has had the last say and Its ac-
tion was final. Under the new law,
however, the county commissioners may
nullify its action, even after the taxes
have been paid, and may refund taxes
where in Its opinion the assessment has
It is pointed out that under this pro-
vision the county commissioners of coun-
ties which have assessed banks at 60
per cent of their value might hold any
raise above their assessment to be er-
roneous and refund to the banks the ad-
ditional taxes which they might have
paid. As the state levy and all of the
estimates of the amount of money needed
f the state gov-
The World's Greatest
Newspaper," which we all hear so
much about, contained 108 inches
of reading matter this morning,
exclusive of headlines, or less than
five and one-half columns. I'art
of this was stale telegraph matter
clipped from the columns of other I "me, bc!T,n, A"Kxlst S
| Supplies of all kinds are now being
papers. i bought In wholesale quantities, one re-
And yet, tho merchants of this oent order covering a carload of canned
city are asked, even threatened | KOOds-,nr th* or',han , hom at
with blackmail if they refuse, to -
support a so-called "newspaper"
of this character.
"Girls, if you aren't paid living
wages, write a letter to the Pointer
today."—Verbatim et Literatum
from Thursday morning's Pointer.
This sort of a newsless "news-
paper" and this sort of blackmail
is what the advertisers of this city
are asked to foster with their
In all seriousness, we desire to
ask them if they consider a so-
alled newspaper containing less
General showers which will help to
revive the corn and cotton, both parched
by the long drouth, and which also gave
a welcome relief to suffering humanity,
fell all over western Oklahoma Thurs-
day night and still more are promised
today by the weather bureau. Tna
greater part of the precipitation was
"est of the Hock Island railroad, only
( slight dhow era being reported in tue
I southern and south central part of tne
state, r.nd practically none at all on the
Oklahoma City received .40 of an inch
of moisture, the greatest since May IU,
when a trifle over an inch was recorded,
and the first precipitation of any Kind
since June 18. when It totalled .21 of an
Inch. The rain here was preceded by a
sevore wind and dust storm. As a result
of the cooling Influence of the rain and
tho breeze which preceded It, the mer-
cury dropped 20 degrees In a little over
Kepdrta from over" the state Thursday
night make thla showing:
Ardmore—Tho drouth has been broken
re only by local showers for the past
two nights. Cropj are In poor condlUon.
Cotton is standing well and can hold out
for two weeka
Lawton—Up to ft o'clock tonight an Inch
of rain has fallen and la still falling. The
rain appear* "to be general throughout
Perry—A heavy rain started hare about
7 o'clock tonight and is oontlnulng. The
rain Is not hard, but is steady.
Alva A heavy ralncloud is approaching
Alva and there Is every Indication that
there will be a good fall tonight.
Anadnrko—A heavy rain started falling
here at 6 o'clock tonight and Is continu-
ing. It finds the cotton crop in (good con-
dition, with an acreage greatly exoeedlng
that of last year. Late corn and pasture
Altus- -There Is every Indication of rain
here early tyrilght, though none hae fallen
Ada—There are Indleatlona of rain to-
night. The fall last ntght was .Ifc.
Purcell—There has been no rain here
but It is cloudy and indications are good
tonight. McClain county is In need of
Wilburton—There have been slight
showers the past three days but not
enough to be of any great benefit. Heavy
rains are needed to save them.
Muskogee—There are no prospects of
Rlackwell—A storm from the north-
west thla afternoon sent the thermometer
from 100 degrees to 72. One-tenth of an
Inch of. rain has fallen with prospeots
of a heavy fall during the night. Reports
from the south, north and west are that
heavy ralna have fallen this afternoon
over a wide scope of country.
Enid—The hardest rain alnce February
broke the long drouth and heat wave
here today. It has been raining steadily
for two houra, and ao far as can be
learned la general over this aectlon, with
fine proapects for more.
Bartlesville—There are no prospects of
rain. The temperature today was 101,
tho lowest In the past week.
Madill -The weather is very hot today
and there are no prospects of rain.
Frederick—There have been good rains
over Tillman county today, and there Is
a prospect for more tonight. No wind
Is reported. The cotton and forage crops
will be greatly benefited.
Guthrie The intenae heat of the past
many weeks was broken this afternoon r I
by refreshing showers. It Is cloudy, wfth !
Indications for more rain during fhe
night. Cotton crops In this section ftre
badly 1n need of rain.
Amarlllo, Texas Following one of th'
warmest an.I most sultry dsys o' ?h<
year. Amarlllo and the greater part 0
the Texaa panhandle were drenched '
rain, which started falling late
afternoon. The rain continues late ,
night and at 7 o'clock the registrant*
was slightly less than half an ln^
Crops of all sorts were In dire nee<*'e
moisture, and the benefit Is lnoalcu]. ea
Sallisaw- Though the weather ha/aj|y,
(CONTINUED ON PAGES SX^ueh.
~ ■ ■ Our
M. 0. & G. HEAD TO
MAKE KNOWN HIS
aouri, Oklahoma and
than Five and one-half columns of , arrive m oklahoma c
news in a single issue a represen- ,n* to hear th
tative one? Is it the kind of
a paper of which you are proud to
.a11 send to your friends in the east as
an index of the character of a city
we have here? Is it the kind of a
newspaper worthy of the support
of any man ?
Think it over.
President William KenefW-k of the Mis- . make public his personal opinion # f tbA
111 I proposition submitted by the local', nef
ing to hear the report of J. J. Harrison,
the company's engineer, on the right-of-
way propositions submitted by the Cham-
ber of Commerce railroad committee dur-
ing the laat two days.
Engineer Harrison and General Mana-
ger Johnston of the Chamber of Com-
merce will complete their Investigations
Friday night. Three separate right of
ways have been Inspected and seVeraJ
prospective terminal sites.
The railroad official was unable to
Before atartlng on the last day's
with Manager Johnaton Friday
lng, Mr. Harrlaon said he had not
up his report, but he intimated th,
least two of the routes would be|
Harrison has made no statemH
what his opinion Is or what 1
to Mr. Keneflck will be,"
Pet Poodle Swallows Diamond
Ring, Dies and Is Carted Off
Before Loss of Gem Is Known
d that o
A woman giving her name as Mrs. . and I want to get the body aa I be-
Salle*. Fast Thirteenth street called up lleve it swallowed my diamond ring.''
the board of health Thursday afternoon | "That will be Impossible, madam, the
and said she had a poodle dog that was j poodle dog has been disposed of by this
dead. Would the health department | Uma"
to the persistency
Tllgham Is to be appointed chief of po-
lice of Oklahoma City.
Governor Cruce has asked the attorney
general for an opinion as to whether he
1 is the proper person to whom the resig-
nation should be submitted, and if not, I for
w here It should be sent. The only mem
j i er of the legislature who has ever be
e rumor that i lature Itself, although it Is probable that
the removal of a member from his dis-
trict would automatically create a va-
"Bill" Tllgham has been a peace offi-
cer for thirty-five years, having served
vlth the state's fl-
SCOUT MASTERS MEET
There will be a meeting of the scout
, , „ . , masters and scouts Friday night at the
as city marshal of^ Dodge | waterworks for the purpose of Instruc-
City when it the wllde.t ot frontier cout ,ork „r
(CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX.) second class teats Lo candidates.
Th* health department would, Secre-
tary Leo Menten advised her.
Later In the afternoon a woman en-
tered the health office and according
to Secretary Menten the following con-
"la this the health department?"
"Well, I had a poodle dog removed this
morning. It was a dead one, you know,
"But I want
1 "But madam,
, get It for you.
< arrled away,
but it'a gone and 1 do noi
to look for It."
1 "My—diamond ring Is gc
"I am afraid ho."
The conversation ended.
Secretary Menten says ne
| he cart poodle dogs awaj
nay I car
.er again will
I believe firmly that he will recomr^l
at least two of the proposed rout
that we have gone over and that
of them will be accepted by
The aelection of the rlght-
thla time Is doubly Important foiffl
reason that A. C. Dustin, presldeaKB*
the Fort Smith and Western, has st.?
that he desired to extend his line"' :'
• >klahoma City and would consider O
advisability of running his trains o||.
I the route selected for the Missouri, ( ;
| lahoma and Gulf.
I When the right-of-way la finally a -
lected by President Keneflck, It la pra
able that a conference between offlag
j of both roads and offlcera of the
her of Commerce will be arrange^
j that an agreement whereby both
I can enter over the same track
As an Indication that the Fort SmV|
i & Western Is contemplating the ere< tidy
■ pf a line entering Oklahoma City In t'
, near future, N* F. Beckman, oi ' j
Smith, superintendent of the line,
through from Prague to oklahoma^•
In an automobile Thursday lie •
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Stafford, R. E. The Evening Free Press (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 202, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1911, newspaper, July 7, 1911; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc151844/m1/1/: accessed November 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.