The Oklahoma Democrat. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 12, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume 3-Number 19
Altus, Oklahoma, Thursday, August 12, 1909
C.E. Ruthruft, Publisher
PEOPLE fRIGIiTMD BELIEVE GiRL
BY EARTHQUAKE WAS CHOKED
Mexico City, Aug. JO.— Acapulco
f«lt another severe earth quake shock
yesterday morning. The people were
greatly frightened but there was no
loss of life or great property damage
Money for tne distressed of both
Acapulco and Chipanrjngo is still
being appropriated by the state legis-
lature. Following the arrival of
the federal relief in the gunboat
General Ouerro private ship* carrying
succor to the refugees are beginning
to come to Acapulco.
JOINS AERO CLUB
New York Aup. 10. — Theodore
Roosevelt Jr. temporarily abandoned
the carpet manufacturing business in
Connecticut came to New Yoi'k yes-
terday to arrange for learning more
about aeronautics He lunched with j
A. Holland Forbes acting president of
the Aero club of America and will j
file an application for membership j
this week. Young Roosevelt has
determined to go in for the sport and
may purchase a balloon. At any rate
he will apply for a pilot's license to
qualify for which requires ten trips
in a balloon.
ED BETWEEN CARS
Shawnee Okla. Aug. 10.— Howard
McKary 35 years old ,a Rock Island
brakeman was crushed between an
engine and a freight car in the local
yards yesterday and will probably
die. He was taken to the Rock Island
hospital at McAlister.
INSURANCE OF T. R.
SMITH PAID TODAY
Rochester N. Y Aug. 10. — That
Anna Schumaker the 19 years old
girl whose body was found yesterday
morning crudely buried in Holy Sep-
ulcher ceroetc y was choked and beat-
en to death after being criminally
assaulted is the conclusion based on
the autopsy held today bv Coroner
Henry Kleindienst, but many of the
circamstanes of the crime even to the
exact place it was committed can still
be only guessed at. Although the
authorites believe they have found a
clue namely a brokenspade near the
[scene of the deed, the identity of the
I murderer is ft matter of speculation.
BY IDE HEAT
Messrs Ratcliff and Ash of Okla-
homa City were in the city today to
settle the claim of Thomas R. Smith
against the Penn Mutual Life Insur-
ance Co. of Philadelphia. Mr. Smith
held a policy for 18000 in this company
and same was paid In full today to
■r. C. C. Hightower, executorof the
Smith estate. This policy had ran
lees than three years and bad coat
lit. 6mith less than fSOQ.
Niw York, Aug. 10.-- Toe ther
mometer of the local weather bureau
registered 93 degrees at 3 o'clock
this afternoon, the hottest day of the
summer and within three degrees of
' the hottest Aucust day eve,- recorded
uh%?e by the bureau. Hundreds of
j thousands sought Coney Island for
I relief, but it was 95^degrees at Coney
I Island when it was 93 in New Jtork.
1 Five persons, four of them infants,
! and one old man— died from the heat
at the seashore. There were many
NAMES OF TEACHERS
The County Board of Examiners
me: ;.t Couny Superintendent Dale's
of., c Monday and granted certificates
to those who pass ed the recent
teachers exsminatior as follows:
Mary Minor. Altus: Joella Bailey
Eldorado Route 1. Gladys May
We.cn, Eldorado. Dollie Brisco,
(Elmer. Nina Hughes, Altus. Cecil
Murphy. Warren. Blalnche Burns,
| Eldorado R4. Pearl Webber, Head-
rick. Nora Hardy, Martha. Ida
Herndon, Eldorado. Edith Buck-
ley, Altus. Clarence Banks, Altus.
Ray Bruce, Eldorado Harry Sum-
mers, Altus Chester Hester, Altrg
E. D. Kennedy Eldorado Jay D.
Hunter, Warren Frank Hendricks,
Blair R 2 F. B. Ballard. Olustee
Nelte McDaniel, Warren Viva Heath
Warren Hrye Summers, Altus Clint
McDade, Eldorado Beaaie Woodward
Otuslee Ruby Coek. Snyder Pearl
McCutcbeon, Elmer. Lillie Tucker,
Eldorado. Doric Potty. Mountain
Part. Vivian Doaglae, Altaa
IN DAIRY HERDS
Shawnee, Okla., Aug. 11. — The
fight for pure foods in Oklahoma has
resulted in the education of the
public to the fact that even the
milk supply to be had of the various
dairies is in many instances of a
questionable character. One of the
most dangerous features yet discov-
ered by the State Board o' health is
the presence of tuberculosis in the
dairy herds. At the State Board of
Health offices there is on display a
lung taken from a jersey cow con-
demned by Inspector A. J. Emery,
of the State Board of Health, last
November, and killed a few days ago
hy direction of the State Veterinari-
an. This animal was milked up un-
til the time it was killed. So dis-
eased had the animal become that
the lung was entirely destiroyed by
tho tubercular germ In the annual
report filed by the State Coromis ;
sioner of Heath, Dr J C Mahr last
January particular attention wasj
| called to the condition of the dairy |
i herds of Oklahoma.
THE EDITOR'S VIEW
UNCLE BOLL WEEVIL,
Chairman of the Sugar
Coated Lyceum Gub Moralizes
on Public Affairs
Bin it, . . '
Since the announcement was made
last week that County Attorney J.
M. Dillard had arrested the Democrat
Editor on a charge of criminal libel
and had Bued for $10,000 damages, ]
the editor has received numerous in- j
qories from our friends, and urgent
questions as to the grounds for the;
prosecution and anxious inqiuries as I
to its possible termination. We de-
sire to thank our friendsjor the in- j
terest manifested and will give you
an idea of the case as we see it.
The article uoon which Mr. Dil- j
lards allegations are based was a j
news article aopearing in the Daily
Democrat of Aug. 3; was not about
Mr. Dillard at all, but about a man
whose case had been dismissed on
motion of the county attorney as the
court record shows. We mentioned
this fact in connection with the news
article, and for some reason unknown
to us, Mr Dillard became offended,
and began suit Of course he had,
H we see, no valid grounds for the
suit, and we believe it will not be
difficult to establiab the fact that
the oroeecution was maliciously in-
stituted. Bad wo not bean familiar
witb Mr. Dillard's meaner •# handl-
ing local matter*, «a weald fcavo
bee* .arpriced wbea the eait wee
Ladya and Gemmen:—Ther rites of ther pee pel hes bin assaulted
by the Oklahomy Demycrat, and their libertys hes bin trampled beneath
ther unryechus bombardment of publick opinyun, an I call on you feller
sitizens tew rise in ther power o' yer mite an wipe ther cobwebs of in-
sinuashun from ther seller door of spotless charackters. I hev red ther
accounts in ther Oklahomy Demmycrat erbout our kounty atterny, an
ladys and gemmen, I sadly deplore ther fact. Why did ther Oklahomy
Demmycrat desend from its exalted stashun tew diskuss er subjec like
that? Why did ther editor of that herein before highly esteemed an re-
lyabel publicashun put its stamp of disprooval on thet department? Why
did he? Why did he? Is publisity so deer or exposin' so sweet as tew
be purchased at ther price of ther county aterny losin his job?
No, ladys and gemmen, an I stan before you to kritisize ther edi-
tor in terms most mellonkoly and despicabel. What if ther county ater-
ny did dismis sum cases, shud ther Demmycrat editor be so presump-
shus as tew comment on same? What if ther county aterny shud loose
all er his casoa in di~trick court, wh -shud ther Demmycrat telt erbout
it? Ther Demmyurat editor must remember thet every man thtft plead-
ed guilty hes biaduly punished. Hes ther county aterny bin having a
assistant thet cost ther county $84 month? Tew be sure. But* why
shud ther Demmycrat editer domplane? Does he pay all ther taxe? ?
An row, ladys an genermon, i am told thet tht-r county aterny hes
sude ther editer fer damages, an hoo cud blame him? But what er pity!
I've bin a thinkin of bygone days—ilays thet hey cum an gone before
Jackson county was amputated frun ther kingdum of Greer. I've bin
thinkin of ther days when ther laws were not so strict an water was i.
less demand up et Altus. Wouldn't it be er pity if ther editer shud g
into court an revive all those old mi mories of bygone days?
Ilist! Sh-h-! Listen? Say, folks, I've a momentus question tc
ask:-If Mr. Dillard No, I won't ask it now. It's so important J
want tew give yew time to reflect upon it, an will ask yew at our next
PINE BLUFF CITIZEN
LOCATES IN ALTUS
MR. MEALY, POPULAR ARKANSAW
DRUGGIST PURCHASED OWL
Olasta* Lm Wart Altae M Coaera
Elmer. ft. C. Murtat, W<
A. *. ftwarl<*a. Haiade. Stella
Woodward Olactos. J. J. Vanal!
Otesta* J. 0*m, Elfea Itaaa.
Una Matte .W., CM Ml. ft. P.
VanDuttaa. Altec. U. ftate Wal-
tee*. CMvtoa. Paoli*. Paaahor,
Olustee. AM) Dickcy, EMerada.
Lacy Graaa fttalay. Mlderada Ethel
M. Jcoca, Eldorado. Cora
Warren. C. ft Campbell. Alta*
ALL OOK 6UMME* FURNITURE j first Grade.
baahMr—kedat "harry ap" figure* j ft Mil* BWr-te
Here is not a graat hrtof ft bat enough
to be in tee may «f fell atock now
WE PREFER ITS
reeai to ita company and in order to
faciHtatr a speedy clearece of reed and
ratten furniture we have readjusted
prieee. ia many caare catting off all
prefit* This ia year chance.
box Fmnitere Com'y
There will be a special
meeting of the commercial
club tonight at 8 o'clock in
the court houfe tonight. N6
donations, no subscriptions.
ttMy tawaad tea canty
attaraap aa a mm, a*d elteaagb we
beta aHtete boliaead him iacampo-
teat te fill tea paaittan 4a wMab
waeelaated, yattta ftMa heretefora
Ota caadid opto iaw-af tela
la tba* tea sail la maliciaaa aad
waa braagbt aa a Mat fta tea par*
peaa df intiwrdetiaa.
We wisb in tkia eeanaetiaa te
tbank tee many aew eeberribee* aad
elthaagh year interact in tkia mat-
ter ia paramount, indacing y« ta
saberribe at thia time, wa treat
year appreciation of tea paper will
centiaae long after tbe proaant much
discuaaed qaeation baa paaasd by.
WANTED. Middle agad wbite
woman ta do waabing aad genera*
house work. Apply ta Mra. J. P.
Leslie. Phone 206. ft.
•r. Kb*'* LM* PBto
The Pine Bluff Fraternity Clab,
which ia composed of the members of
Greek letter fraternities in this city,
will give a smaker tonight at C. C.
■andley's eteta camplimsntary ta C.
ft ftaaly, eaa af tbe leadiag
tea dtek. itea «<H lea*a * 4%
oast Aatarday far Okli
ha will make bla baasa In
Tbe aasakor tv%M will ta adellgbt-
tel gatborlag af Urn 'TratT' Ad an
laatanity man ia tea dt/ baaa
incited ta attaad.
At teia mcUxiiHMasli wOl
iterta fas tea
wm ha gicea hp
daring tea Cbrlat
will prabably be baM aa
will be either a theatre
followed by a dears m
nor dance will ha give*.
temtty chsb gave ita Siat i
are dance at at Blaff City Clab laat
Cbriatmaa and K waa tea awl
orate af ita kind e«or given ia
city. Tkia year the danee will
given an even a more elaborate ecale
and It ia necoeaary to begin tho prap-
aratione loog in advance.
Mr. Healy. wha will be tho bonor
toaight. was one ef the arganii
of the fraternity elab aad baa t
one of ita leading membarc aad the
clab acmber* deeply regret that he
is te laave the city. Be will estab-
lish a drug business of his own in Al-
tus Okla,. and has many friends
throughout the city who wish for him j
and his wife much success and happi-
ess in their new home. He is not
only a fine pharmacist but an excel-
lent gentleman and he has made count
lesa friends in Pine Bluff during the
yeara be has made his home here.
-Pine Bluff, Ark., Daily Commercial.
Mr. Healy baa purchased tbe stock
of tbe Owl drag stdra in thia dty,
or a controling intareet in same, and
baa aaaumed the management. Altus
cstaads Mr. Haaly and bis wifa a
ind tha DaaMcrat
EFFORT TO RE-
LEASE BOATS FAll.
Calumet, Mich, Aug 10.—Iho
steel whaleback Pathfinder, ore laden
bound down from Duluth, and censor*
Sagimo ran on Eagle Biver reef in a
denae fog today. Efforta to retoasa
tho boata hare failed Both beats*•«
rooting aaay toingbt.
Miaa Lena Mooe reumad yaahtef
afteraaaa from a manth'e cjate witM
rslaMvaa In Golden City Ha.
lite in tkia their
aad Measra Fatty and Raaaell went
ta Graaita te Mr.
laat evening am
elabarate aaaial affair,
Mr. aad Mra. Morgan af Ardmore
who tare bean guest* of Mr.
Mra. A. S. Raas baco returned to
R. T* WiItems camo In
from Colarada Springe. Colo. Ho
will be in tho city eeceral days.
of deetiay may rcat on the grate et
tho departed, bat it's bafesa banal
wilt be required
under oar guidance ien't pcrfaaetsry
it's ia accordance to eetabliah asa^a.
Detail and ceremony are a part cf eec
dutiee. and aerricca rendered arc saw -
soaabiy charged for.
Kbox Furniture Cmm'y
PRIV^MO^ T0L0AN ON CrmWERTxTEASY TERMS. FOX & WILLIAMSON
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