El Reno Daily American. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 239, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 20, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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EL RENO DAILY AMERICAN
EL RENO, OKLAHOMA, 1U.SJAY. APRIL 20, 1909
AT SCENE OF LYNCHING
BURR1LL IDENTIFIED BY ADA OFFICIALS
Death of Miller ends Life
of one of the Most Fa-
mous of Oklahoma's
Ada, Okla., April 20.—Speoial-
'lms o.ity has again quieted down 'al-
though the lynching of yesterday
morning is the subject of much dis-
cussion. The general opinion pre-
vails that the men lynched were
guilty. Their bodies have been r -
moved to the Walters undertaking
.shop and will be shipped to 'their
/The E. E. Brown reported yester-
day as one of the gang is D. B. Bur-
rell, formerly of El Reno, where he!
was cashier ten years ago dai the!
Firs* National bank.
The theory of the prosecution in
the case was that West and Allen had
hired Milder to do the killing, Bur-
rell acting as go-between in the mat-
ter. It is 'thought that some mem-
bers of the mob came from surround-
ing counties and jwirts of Pontotoc
county other than from the town.
■Hundreds 08 people visited the
scene of the lynching today and yes-
terday and crowds came in from every
direction ito see the suspended bodies,
which of course had long since been
West and Allen are reputed mill-
ionaire cattlemen. Tiyey lived in
Canadian City, Texas, and were ar-
rested in connection with the Bob-
ft>itt'3 assassination a few days la.go.
They were accused by John Will-
iamson, himself a suspect in the mur-
der, of having hired Miller to kill
the former marshal, who is said to
have incurred their enmity bv ex-
l osing certain cattle transactions in
which -they were interested. Miller
and Burre 1 were arrested the first of
March and had been in jail here
Officers at the jail refuse to dis-
close the identity of any member of
the mob. They say they did not
recognize anyone but it is thought
(they fear similar treatment in case
they should exi>ose any one of the
lynchers. The story of the lynching
is as follows:
The mob gathered quietly. The
electric light plant was first vis ted.
The electrician was ordered to turn
off the ourrenit, and 'he obeyed with-
out hesitation. Then the men went
to the jail.
Eight or ten masked men stepped
quietly into the office, which was not
'locked, while the others remained
outside surrounding the building.
'Bob Nesj erf jailor, and Deputy Sher-
iff Walter Uoen were inside. Nesper
"We want Bobbitt's murderers,"
said one of the leaders quietly. The
jailor was awakened by the voice
and began pleading with the leaders.
Goen, too, begged the men not to
hang the suspects. The leaders did
not take the trouble to cover. They
shook their heads.
"We'Te going to get them," said
one of the men.
They demanded 'the keys to the
cells, but Nesper refused. He tried
to resist the search of his clothes
and was struck over the head by one
of the men, but not seriously in-
jured. IThen his hands were tied
with a wire. Two of the mob stayed
in 'the office guarding the two officers
while the others went into the cor-
ridor, which is flanked by the cells.
The accused men were in bed.
Mi ler heard the mob leaders coming
down the jwssage. Me was up quick-
"Come on, boys. I'm ready for
you!" he shouted. "'Make it short!"
The other men by this time were
awake in their cells. One by one
they were taken out and compelled
to dress In the dark. No mistake was
made, "'est was the only one who
showed fight. Alternately begging
and curbing he fought like a ■wildcat
but he was overpowered and securely
Miller dressed leisurely. He turn-
ed to one of the men who was guard-
ing him and said u a loud voice:
"There s a diamond in my cravet,
old pal, and one on my finger. Don't
string me up in them, pHeasf."
The guard extracted the pin from
the prisoner's tie but could not pull
the ring off.
"Never mind," said Miller, calmly.
"I/f t It go."
West was more dead than alive
when the procession slowly filed from
the J&I1. He was cry ng and pleading,
his fear of death showing in start-
ling contrast to the stoicism of the
Oscar Heeler, an 18-vear-old boy.
accused of complicity in the murder,
. was competed to dress but when he
•broke down and nobbed the lead-
ers led him back to his cell and lock-
ed the door.
"We don't hang kids," one of them
said. The mob left Beeler crying on
his bed and marched the four men
out of the jail.
The-scene was intensely dramatic.
(There was no chance for the doomed
men to fight. They were surround-
ed by as many men as could crowd
into the barn. Miller was as cool as
when he was first surprised in jail.
While West was weakly begging for
his (i'ife the man who is said to have
fired the shot that killed Bobbitt
stood by quietly waiting his turn.
The eveou'tioners worked swiftly.
One after another the prisoners were
pushed free of the crowd and the
ropes drawn taut over the rafters.
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• M:\VS OF Til hi DAY IN BRIEF •
San Francisco, Cal.. April 2 0. The
Walker-Otis anti-betting law. which
it is believed wild stop all racing in
California, went into effect today.
Central School Items.
Miss McLean*8 room is doing some
first class work in reading, writing
and arithmetic these days.
/The 3-A and 4-B are doing excel-
lent work in drawing.
Harold Sample is back in school,
having been sick for a few days.
Miss Dowell is again at work after
an absence of two weeks.
A nice shower would "be greatly
appreciated. The wind and dust
make school work very tiresome.
Work has already begun In pre-
paration of commencement exercises
for the Eighth grade. We have only
six weeks more of school.
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117 SIGH PETI1 IOI\l
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IN COFItT LAST WEEK
j Suit Is Brought B> Large Number of
Siimmerville. S. C., April 20.—iThe
aninual meeting of the South "Carolina
Medical -Society met today at Pine
•Forest Inn and will continue in ses-
sion until Friday.
New York, April 20.- The Most
Rev. John M. Farley, Roman Catho-
lic* archbishop of New York, received
numerous congratulations today on
the occasion of his 6 7th birthday.
San Antonio, Texas, April 20.- San
Antonio's annual spring carnival, in
celebration of the heroic defense of
the Alamo, opened today with a mag-
nificent floral pageant.
Boston, "Mass., April 20.- Repre-
sentatives Ransdell of Louisiana and
I)av: dson of Wisconsin are to be the
chief speakers tonight at the annual
banquet of the New England Dry
Brookhaven, Miss., April 20.—
Representatives of forty-six clubs
were present today at the opening of
the annual meetiing of the Mississippi
Federation ©:' Women's Clubs. The
gathering will remain in session
New York, April 20.—A handsome
memorial to the late Henry Chadwick
known as "the father of base ball, "j
was unveiled 'today in Greenwood
cemetery, Brooklyn. A nu miner of
men promisent in the baseball world
attended the exercises.
Milwaukee, Dis., April 20.—A
number of spiritual mediums and
lecturers of prominence were in at-
tendance today at the opening of the
annual convention of the Wisconsin
State Association of Spiritualists in
his city. The convention will last
-Raleigh, N. C.. April 20.—Inter-
esting ceremonies accompanied the
presentation to the North Carolina
supreme court today of a<n oil paint-
ing of former Chief Justice Hender-
son. Former Judge Robert W. Win-
ston delivered lie address of pre-
Vicksburg, Mis- . \pril 20. The
eighty-third annual session of the
Episcopal diocesan council of Mis-
sissippi convened iu this city today,
with Bishop Bratton presiding. Rev.
C. B. Crawford, of Riloxi, preached
the opening sermon this morning.
Fred lies of Topeka, right of way
agent for the Rock Island, is a busi-
ness visitor in the city.
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Tom Grier of Kansas City arrived
in the city last night accompanied by
his niece. Miss Cecelia Grier, who will
visit with friends in t.his city for sev-
eral days before leaving for differ-
ent parts >in Oklahoma and Texas.
• • •
Chemist Glen Beaver returned
from his trip to Sabetlm. Kas., last
• • •
Supt. John McGie went to Shaw-
nee yesterday on No. 4 8 returning on
No. 4 3 last night.
• • •
H. iFarimon is in Amairillo on busi-
• • •
The station at I'nlon City was rob-
bed last night, the robbers securing
• • •
Trainmaster F. .N. Korn is at
• • •
The 'Brownsville land special from
Kansas City will pass through El
• • •
Manager Tinsman and Secretary
Lahr returned from Guthrie last
• o •
Mrs. B. Yr. Billings, chief clerk and
stenographer to Chief of Police Fos-
sett, returned from her trip to Chi-
cago where she has been visiting her
Charleston. S. C., April 20.—Secre-
tary of War Dick.nson sailed on the
Fnited States steamship Mayflower
today for Colon He plans to spend
several weeks r the isthmus in or-
der to thoroughly familiarize him-
self with the progfress of work on
the 'Panama canal.
•Spartanburg. S. C , April 20.—
•Music lovers from several states are
here for the fifteenth annual South
Atlantic States music festival, which
will be held here during the rema n-
der of this week The New York
Symphony Orche>«tra. the Converse
College Choral Society of K00 voices,
and several noted soloists are among
('. eland, ().. April 20.* \ special
election is being held today 4 the
Twen ty-first Cougrestelonal idlstKdt
to choose a successor to .Theodore E.
Burton, recently elevated to the Sen-
ate. The republicans appear con-
fident of the election of the r candi-
date, James H. Cassidy, former sec-
retary to Mr. Hurt on. M. B. Excell
is the candidate of the democrats.
Tom McCarron is visiting with his
parents. Mr. ami Mrs. Miller, at Fort
Reno, having arrived In the city lust
night Mr McCarron h an El Reno
boy having four years ago Joiued the
engineer corps of the U. S. army and
left for Camp Columbia. Cuba, where
he has been stationed unttl his re-
turn 'to this city.
H. C. Kemper was arrested last
evening on charge of drunkenness
and is now confined in the city jail.
Ed. Fisher of Marlow, Okla., spent
Thursday in this city wi'ih Mr. and
Mrs. Jno. K ron til.
Marion Wells, manager of the
Wells Grain Co., was a business vis-
itor at Oklahoma Oity Thursday.
President J. K. Kroutil of the Yu-
kon nulls was flailing at Oklahoma
City Thursday on business.
Miss Oilie Edwards of Norman,
Okla . spent Fr day and Saturday
with Miss Maud Wells of this city.
Mr. and Mrs. I). L. Ivove of Ver-
den, Okla., are in the city making
preparations to move their house-
hold goods from here to Verden.
Prof. G. A. Theilman of Applet on
Ci- y. Mo., delivered a very Interesting
lecture Friday night at the Baptist
church on elocution.
M'ss Eade> spent Sun Jay at Ok-
lahoma City with a college chum.
The citizens of Yukon are rejoic-
ing over the proposed interurban.
iprof. R. M. BeWsle and Frank Mc-
Kenny accompanied Prof. Theilman
to Piedmont Saturday night where
he gave a lecture on education.
Yukon has been crowded with vis-
itors every night last week om ac-
count of the big carnival.
Jno. Turner went to Clinton Mon-
day on business.
V 11. Sohu of Ohio is in this city
viislting Ed. Smith of South 4th
The Oklahoma City District Con-
ference will "be held In this c'ty on
April 21 and 22 iat the First M. E.
Church. A large crowd Is expected
from all over the district. Rev. W.
>1. Rose of Guthrie; Geo. 1L Brad-
ford and W. H. B. Ilrch of Oklahoma
City: Rev. T E. Carter of El Reno
and Rev. D. G. Murray will be the
principal speakers of the meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Berry have moved
to El Reno.
Clark Watts and Si Chase went to
El Reno Monday.
A corps of railroad surveyors were
in Yukon Monday surveying some
switches around the Yukon mills.
•Sidney Chastain of this city Is
laid up with a broken arm received
In a bicycle accident at Oklahoma
Cltv laat week.
Harry Goodall Is prejtaning to bu.ld
a house in south town.
Dr. James T. R ley returned last
evening from Oklahoma City where
he was called Into consultation. The
INitlent in question was operated upon
by Dr. Riley and Oklahoma City phy-
sicians and from all indleattons the
operation was a success.
Mr. and Mrs. Johu \1an<\v left
yesterday for their hom< In Wlnne-
mucca. Nevada after sending a week
in this city visiting with friends and
Miss Mabel Rapp of tiklahoma City
is v eitlng at 'the homeTof John Fos-
ter ou South, • *• °mi. \
Property Owners to Dissolve
Contract With Paving Co.
A suit filed jointly by 117 property
owners of 'this city was filed in dis-
trict court this morning against the
City of El Reno and the Cleveland-
Trln dad Paving company of Cleve-
land, Ohio. The suit Is practically a
duplicate of the one filed last week
against 'the same company by 'T. J.
Rasp, save that In this case W. A
Maurer is named as one of the ta*:-
torneys for plaintiffs together with
W. M. Wallace, Geo. Pearl and W.
L. Baxter. The plaintiffs allege in-
sufficient and incorrect resolutions
and ordinances on the part of the
ci'ty council, improper proceedings
of the board of appraisers, collu-
sion between the paving company,
appraisers and city engineer, incom-
petency and false estimates on the
part of the city engineer.
"Wherefore plaintiffs pnav that
hey have judgment declaring the
resolutions, ordinances and proceed-
ings of the city council heretofore set
forth null and void; that t'he con-
tr.ut of the defendants with the
Cleveland-Trinidad Paving company
be annulled and set aside; that the
apportionment and assessment be de-
clared void; that the mayor and mem-
bers of the city council and the city
clerk and the Municipal Corporation
of the City of El Reno lie enjoined
from any further action or proceed-
ing undty and by virtue of said con-
tract; that the lien ui>on the property
of the plaintiffs l>e cancelled for
costs and for such other and further
relief as the plaintiffs do show them-
selves entitled to in law and equity.
Plaintiffs pray special and general
Following is a complete list of
plaintiffs in the case:
<P. J. Devitt, Dave Sharp. J. N.
Mitchem, J. N. Hairgan, J. A. Mitch-
ener, P. F. Weasel. H. J. Stevenson.
Mary Blankenshlp, J. L. Cody, James
Longmire, J. S. Cifers, Ira Butler, B.
Mount, L. A. Mount, Joe Waring,
Otto Sides, J. A. Cuthberson, E. F.
Sohirng, Chas. Stores, R. li. Penning-
ton. H. D. Decker. James Salmon, Su-
san Rohr, T. B. Gresslnger, Susie
Roberts, E. W. Welsh, Susan Camp-
bell, J. M. Gunn, Martha Munson. W.
II. Riley, C. E. Gunn, Mrs. Edward
Coleman, W. M. Wallace, J. W. Dlx,
L. C. Bennington, A. C. Gilbert, J. B.
Silaz, Louise M. Skinner, J. R. Sulli-
van, O. G. Morriss, J. G. Newland,
Thos. Jensen, Sarah C. Jensen, F. H.
Dawes, G. H. Westcott, J. T. Pagels,
Mrs. B. F. Chapman, Anna Patter-
son, H. Sievers, Alta Paters, C. J.
Fleenor, H. Hoffman, Bridget Bar-
rett. Maggie Barrett, Roy D. Jones,
F. C. Pagels, W. J. Clarke, L. H.
Dawson. W. L. Baxter, C. Dyer,
•Linnie Grigsby, W. L. .Smith, James
Kelly, J Vv\ Masson, J. C. Gilbert,
J. P. Williams. W. J. Fitzgerald, Fred
Milbradt, P. S. Heintzelnuin, I). S.
Heintzeiman. E. Worley, E. A. Sta -
lings, Emma Jones, Martha Muzzy,
W. G. Fisher, Elizabeth Fisher, Fred
Fisher. I). S. Powell, B. C. Harriss.
Victoria C. Berry, Ellen Ennis, Caro-
line Williams, E. I). Allen, Sadie
Eckhard, .u. L. Brown, Dollie Brown.
Helen C. Wallace, Smith Taylor, 1.
F. Kelly, 'Harriet E. Kelly, M. F
Dawson, D. A. Garland, Josie Gar-
land, S. G. Empey, Alice Regan, Lil-
lie Hall, 1). M. Thomas. J. W. Lucas,
George IT. Wood, Mrs. J. W. Easter,
H'Ulda llahn, Rev. P. C. PhilUiw, Ly-
dla Pheljw, Mrs. A I). True, E. E.
Bake, C. W. Hill, Railph Patterson,
Jlettie Maurer, Amelia Patterson,
Mary W. Beman, Susan C. Pearl,
George S. Pearl and Sarah Wallace.
a successful! conclusion, it is under-
stood that ,>augherty w 11 become
heavily interested in the Oklahoma
field and will g ve backing to a num-
ber of lines that will radiate out ot
1 Oklahoma City.
For the first time, the entrance of
I the proposed Maney-Schaier interur-
' ban between Oklahoma City and El
( Reno was ma le known Mon.lay.
Arrangements have been made >e
tween the local street railway com-
i pany and Maney and Schafer and the
j Putnam company by which the El
i Reno interurban wilJ have a private
I right-of-wi:i<\ ithrougth tlie Putnam
■ property between Fortieth and Forty-
"The junction with the Belle Isle
| line will be made at Fourtieth street,
where a station will be built," says
Putnam. "T'he local street nil way
company will own the tracks and
right-of-way for perhaps a mile west
of the junction and will run local
service to the end of It, thus furnish-
ing a new extension of the city street
railway system to Putnam heights
west and to Beulali heights. The fre-
quency of the service will depend up-
on the demands of the traffic. Of
course the El Reno interurban cars
will run Into the terminal station
and will not stop at the For ieth
PRICE OF BREAD
GOES UP TODAY
FLOUR HIGHEST SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
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N \ HON XI LI \G| I
Armours may Force Pat-
ton to Unload and
Break the Steady Rise
in Prime of Wheat.
NEW MAIL BOXES
IN THE CITY
IIOXIIS FOR IV\< KAGI.S \\l> I I I
TERN AKK PIT IN PLAt I
USE CITY TRACKS
M\NI.\ WD SHAI KH IIWE \N
IORRHMKN l \N ITH < I UWJI N
Oklahoma City Railway Company
and Putnam \r range Private
Right of Way for the
Oklahoma City, April 20. John
W. Shartel, vice president and finan-
cial promotor of the Classen street
railway, Is In St. L/ou in confer-
ence with Harry Daugherty, who
h ts sold his heavy Interests In Ohio
Interurbatis and who has been cast-
ing alsMit in Oklahoma with a view
In a telegram to the News at noon
'Monday, Shartel said, In response to
a telegram of Inquiry 'Prom the
"Negotiations are progressing sat-
If the negotiations are carried to
Postal Depart incut Recognizes the
GmwHi of tin1 City ami Other
Changes Will Follow.
Consistent with the rapid growth
ofi this city and rapid population of
suburbs the postal department Is
making 1mprovenfenits In the se.r-
vlce in this city and many changes
wI'll be made before many months.
Recently a carrier was added to the
city list as well <as to the county and
this morning are putting n place new-
mail boxes at different corners of -the
city where the demand for additional
service has been increasing. Mail
l>oxes have been placed at t'he cor-
ners of Hoff anti Cavanaugh; Rogers
and Macomb. The box at the corner
of Cooney and El Reno avenue has
been removed to the corner of Jen-
kins and 'Roberts; the one at the cor-
ner of Choctaw and Cavanaugh has
been removed to the corner of Choc-
taw and cooney. Boxes for packages
have been installed at Woodson .and
Macomb; Watts and Miles, Barker
and Cooney and London and Choc-
taw. Other changes will be made
from time to time as Postmaster
Wattson is determined to secure for
El Reno service second to none in the
country. His efforts thus far have
been highly successful and are ap-
preciated by El Reno citizens.
Prohibition Light in Texas
San Antonio, Hex., April 20.—
State-wide prohibition missed being
a reality in Texas by an eyelash, fail-
ing of carrying in the present session
of the legislature by such a narrow
margin as to give the liquor Interests
a bad scare. It now developes that
the prohibition element of Texas, far
from feeling the temporary defeat,
are elated at the close proximity to
success which they attained, and are
carefully mapping out their plans to
make Texas a dry state wbthin the
next two years.
Prohibition leaders who have visit-
ed San Antonio within the past few
days express a firm conviction that
victory will soon perch triumphantly
on their banner, and they make no
secret of their plans to force the
fight to a decisive conclusion in this
state. Chief among the measures
which they will seek to have enforced
In the meantime is the anti-treating
law. arguing that treating is Largely
'resfponalble (for such inebriety at*
exists. The Rev. G. W. Elchelberger
one of the most prominent of the an-
ti-saloon fonves, 'has arrived here
from a tour orf the state. He says
•that five counties are already willing
and anxlious 'to put the question of
wet or dry to their voters in elec-
tions which will very likely be held
in July or August. Mr. Elchelber-
ger will devote two or three months
to Bexiar county. Every ward In the
city of Shu Antonio and every pre-
cinct in the county will he thorough-
ly organized, and prohibition clubs
started in all of them.
Nearly the entire day ladies of 'the
District Federation of the second con-
gressional district, h'ive been arriv-
ing in El Reno to attend tae first, an-
nual meeting of the Federation of
Women's Clubs In this city. An in-
teresting program was held at the li-
brary auditorium this afternoon with
a large attendance, despite the in-
clemency of the weather. Tonight
a general reception will be given the
guests by the people of the city at the
Mrs. J. P. Gu tell us and Mrs. Hol-
lis Gilmore returned this noon from
their trip to different points In east-
nd Roth; Be
Mi; cold we;
B ist on
Chappelle and Smit
McCarthy and Boh
tyre and Berger.
1 I the
H H. E.
At New York.
R. 11. E.
Philadelphia :! f. 2
New York ...241
Moren and Doolin; Cinndail, Dur-
ham, Raymond and Schlei.
\MI KM W I I \(.l I
R. H. E.
Washington i 7 t
Boston - 8 11 l
Gray, Street and Blankenshlp; Ci-
cot ;e, Steele and Corrigan.
St. Louis-Chicago game i>ost|>oned;
Detroit-Cleveland game post|>oned;
R. II. E.
4 10 2
man, woman and child in
ry who eats bread or bread
will help James Patton
mil ion now being maue
icago bo nd of trade. With
>iding ti • country's supply
a.> gone to ab-
ut millers have
ncrease in the price of Hour, until
'today flour is selling at $3.10 the
highes price paid or flour since the
civil war. Bakers in turn have been
foivisl raise I: pri<« of bread pro-
ducts and l a meeting held last night
(ierrer Bakery, the El Reno Bakery
and the Home Bakery signed au
agreement on the fo lowing scale:
read, five cents straight instead of
six for a quarter; wholesale price,
four and a sixth cents. Buns $1 a
100. Parker House rolls, $1.00 a
100. Cinnamon rolls, 15c a dozen.
Nine inch pies 15c. Seven Inch pies
I Of. Doughnuts 15c a dozen.
It is expected that flour will reach
four dollars before the end of the
week. iMiliers and others see no
relief untlil May wheat is placed on
the market. Patton holds the market
tlrrn and i- disposing of small quan-
tit es each day adding millions to his
rapidly acquired fortune. The Ar-
mours may be forced to oppose the
newly cr«sited wheat king and then
a break may be looked for. Small
speculators are being forced out of
business every day.
Wl MRU \ N \SS< M I \TION
At Indianapolis—-Indianapolis 5,
At Louisville Toledo f , Louis-
At Kansas City (lame postponed;
At Milwaukee—Milwaukee 5, Min-
TLX AS LLAGLK
Rain prevented the game between
Dallas and Oklahoma City yesterday
'iifternoon, and the Mets left the
Texas metropolis with honors even.
The Mets move over to Fort Worth
and will begin a series with the Pan-
thers there today. They should
clean up things at Fort Worth, as the
Panthers are reported to be weak.
The team apparently cannot hit, but
is bolstered up with a high cliss
I ..telling staff. Noyes is ex|>ected to
get in the game today. George Mc-
CHntock will pitch, and probably will
!>e opposed by Reeves McKay, the
star of the Panther staff.
R. 11. E.
Gal vest on •' 0 11
San Antonio 11 I 4
Howell and Warner; Miller and
Wittnesse* |-'or Christ.
Despite the rain and cold, the
meetings under Law and Curry at
the rink was well attended las'- night
and from beginning to the close the
services held the crowd. Air. Law
sad he bad been a deputy marshal
;i the Indian Territory and knew
wli.it was necessary to make a good
witness and that which was necessary
to make a good court witness was
also necessary to make a good wit-
| ness for Christ. Said the exangellst,
I its all right to put Jc>sus away up in
J heaven on a white throne but what
the world wants is for you to put him
I on a throne right in your life down
here as you mix among men and wo-
men. They can see 'Him In you
; then. A real knowledge of Jesus as
i personal savior was an essential
to a good witness. Know what he
was to tell about. (Takes something
more than just joining the church.
Joining the church will no more make
a Christian than going into the stable
will make you a horse. You must
Mr. Curry's choir is increasing and
the music of the meetings are en-
' joyed by all who attended. The trio
by Mr. Law, Curry ind Mrs. Law
was a feature last night. Mrs. Law
also sang a solo. Come oirt tonight.
Fort Worth-Shreveport, no game;
R. IL E.
Houston S 2 1
Waco . - - — 0 4 1
Rose and Gardner; Blakeney and
ilf present plans are carried out
J^ightfoot West and Cowboy omith
of. Wichita will meet here in a heel
and toe race Monday, May 3. Tues-
day, May 4th and Wednesday, May
5th. i ne convention hall 'in this
city has been secured for the above
dates and an effort will be made to
secure Palmer for the dates and have
West race both men each evening.
Th s will be something unusual and
will attract a large crowd from all
sections. West siy he is willing to
race both men on the same evening
for any distance. Should he win
from both the Darlington Indian will
l>e without a peer In the country. An-
nouncements will l>e made later.
Fastest IN*stroyer in the Navy.
Philadelphia. Pa.. April 20.—The
torpedo boat destroyer Smith, the
first of a new type of vessel and
which is expected to have a greater
sj>eed and a wider steaming radius
than any now In the United States
Navy, was successfully launched to-
day at Cramps' shipyard. The chrisN
enUng ceremony was performed by
Mrs. Edward B. Richardson of Broos-
line. Mass Mrs. Richardson Is a
daughter of Rear Admiral Pillsbury
and a distant relative of Lieut. Joseph
B. Smith, In memory of whom the
vessel launched today is named. Lieut
Smith was a distinguished officer of
the navy during the civil war period
and was in command of the war-
ship Congress when that vessel was
sunk iu H impton Roads by the Con-
federate Ironclad Virginia.
'From 'Havan El Mundo: Mr. and
Mrs. Leslie G. Niblack of Guthrie,
Oklahoma, are in tne civ • the guest*
at the Miramar. Last evening they
were entertained with a dinner and
auto ride on the Prado and iMalecon
by Colonel Hur'brldge Mr. Niblick
is publisher of the Guthrie Leader.
R. F. Moore of Shawnee is in the
city today, a guest a«t the Kerfoot
while tattending to business transac-
Mrs. Sarah Canon will move to her
new home the last of this week, which
Is being completed on South Macomb.
El Reno club women have made
elaborate preparations for the enter-
tainment of the Oklahoma City dele-
gation 'that leaves this morning to
attend the meeting held in EI Reno
today and tomorrow. Those who will
go to represent their clubs as well
as to enjoy tin- hospitalities that
have been arranged for itheir
pleasure are as follows: Delegates
from the City Federation. Mmes. John
1/esser mil J. E. Springer; New Cen-
tury, Mines. Frank A. Mulkey and
joe II- s; Sorosls. Mmes. Omer K.
Benedct and M. N. tllsh; Swastika
St udy Club. Mrs. W. L. Peck and Miss
Harriett Hart; Cosmopolitan, Mrs.
Clark Hudsou and Mrs. I. F. War-
ret.; San Soucl, Miss Virginia Street-
er and Miss .wartha Avey: Koslnos.
iMias Esther Hoffman and Miss El-
nora Vanee; Twentieth Century. Mrs.
L. E. Johnson and Mrs. J. Hensley;
Phllomathea, Mrs Albyt Blasell.
Mrs. John Threadgill, president of
the State Federation and Mn. W. L.
Clement, representing the com-
mittee will also attend. -Oklshoinan.
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