The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, May 3, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
wm mi ••
Friday, May 10, BARGAIN DAY ! The Enterprise One Year for One Dollar.
The Granite Enterprise.
Granite, Greer County, Oklahoma, Friday May 3, 1912.
itturm an- reported from nearly
I every plan- whe"e it struck.
One of the mont remarkable hap-
j iiemni at tin* xluuirhter house* of
, Brown Bro*.. south of town.
! There a half grown cat wa«
1 ■ blown completely out of his hide.
varal Hurt in Cyclone the cuticle being left hanging to
3oulh of Granite Saturday A lar*e rat
Night—Heavy Damage. I"•? 1"'fou"d ' " c0"
I dttion. The animals w#*re brought
into town Monday and excited
At the home of OttoGrauman,
an old hen was sitting in a box
in the barn. The barn was car*
ried off. and the side and
end torn out of the box in which
ihe hen was but she was found
next morning unhurt and still
Mrs. Frank Christian was. it(
is thought fatally injured, in one
of throe distinct storms of cy-
clonic proportions which raged
south, east and north of Granite
Mrs. Christian was spending
the night with Mrs. Otto Grau-
man that night, and during the .... . ...
.term., which occurred -boot 9 holding down her job.
o'clock, Mr. Grauman'tt hou e u The FV nk
was completty swept away, pin- rMld«nM hi'd 1'•««-
ninj( Mrs. Christian underneath! "Ie8"nd an "uU\ The shed was
Lite wreckage, where she remain-!an 'f0™ ono- . end ™
ed for some time before help,' hawy w,th 'he
■ I i I j . a i n. I between them. T «e shed
could be had to release her. She , , , . , ,
was wrecked and both buggies
sustained a broken back and oth-
er injuries, and the physicians
do not believe that she can re-
Mrs. Otto Grauman was also
badly injured, snstaining sever-
al broken rjbs and other bruises.
She is, however reported as im-
proving at this writing.
At the home of J. G. Castle,
who last year bought the Bas
Higdon farm south of town, the
house was completely wrecked
and every member of the family,
six in all, were more or less in-
jured, though none of them seri-
The storm seems to have form-
ed southwest of the Grauman
place, three miles south of Gran-
ite. It moved northeastward,
devastating the Valley View
Schoolhouse, Otto Grauman's
residence, J. G. Castle's resi-
dence, A. C. Evans' residence,
the slaughter houses of Brown
Bros., several barns and out-
buildings at the state reforma-
tory, the barns of a Mr. McAn-
drews. killing three head of stock
for him, and also reveral head
for Mr. Otto Grauman. The
residence of A. Grauman, on the
hill south of town was partly un-
roofed, while the roof of his large
barr^ was completely wrecked.
The storm then passed over
the river into Kiowa county, and
did incalculable damage in that
section. Reports show that four-
teen farmhouses were wrecked
in the vicinity of Lone Wolf.
Fifty houses are reported swept
away at Sentinal, thirty at Rocky
and several at Cordell, where
three deaths were reported.
This was in the towns alone, and
it is said that the farm houses in
the entire north end of Kiowa,
and the south part of Washita
counties are badly damaged.
Over 200 head of livestock are
reported killed in the track of
this storm, and many families
are stripped of everything they
possessed in the way of house-
The towns of Lugert, Rocky
ard Sentinel are asking aid in
the way of clothing and provis-
ions. Messrs. George Brown and
A. F. Schwartz are collecting
supplies and funds for the Lu-
gert sufferers. If you have any
spare clothing or wish to donate
money for this cause they will
see that it is delivered to the peo-
ple of the stricken town.
The storm seems to have split
torn up, but the auto was not
At the home of a Mr. Johnson,
across the river, eleven head of
horses and mules were tied in
the burn. The building was
completely carried away, but
not an animal was hurt in the
Guard Hayes, at the reforma-
tory was blown from the tower
where he was on watch. His
leg was caught by a rope, leav-
ing him dangling head down-
watd a few inches from the
ground. With hi3 pocket knife
he was able to cut the rope and
let himself down without injury'
At the home of Al Evans,
south of town, a churn of butter-
milk was left on a shelf on the
back porch. After the storm
the churn was found in theyard
several feet from where the
porch had stood, and not a drop
of the milk had been spilled.
Three sides of tht Valley View
schoolhouse south of town were
torn to splinters, and the ground
around looks as though the pieces
had been driven into it with a
sledge hammer. The north wall
of the building was left iatact,
though it afterwards fell over.
The school census of Granite,
as recently taken by G. J. Mc-
Clure shows a total of 346 chil-
dren of scholastic age in the
school district. Tnere are 186
boys and 160 girls. The school
board will meet Monday to make
the selection of teachers for the
Will Give Stone Free.
Manager Cox, of the Oklaho-
ma Rose Granite company, re-
quests The Enterprise to state
that his company will give the
foundations free to ali whose
homes were destroyed by the re-
cent storm, and who wish to re
ENGINEER LUGERT IS A
HERE SOON MEMORY ONLY
Will Make Thorough Investi-
gation of Oklahoma Irri-
Prospect*; for irrigation in
Southwest Oklahoma ore becom-
ing more encouraging each day.
The following telegram recieved
this week from Hon. Scott Ferris
indicates that he is still on the
job, and turning every stone pos-
sible to secure government aid
for these projects:
"Washington, April 26.
"Chas. E. Hill, Granite Okla.
Have just had an extended
conference with Secretary
Adams and Director Newell
They have elected and
agreed on engineer for Okla-
homa projects. They will
send him in a few days. I
believe this means irrigation
for Oklahoma. Congratula-
tions. "Scott Ferris."
Should this plan be completed,
a long and pleasant dream of
Southwest Oklahoma will be real-
ized. It will mean sure crops on
thousands of acres of fertile land
which now miss about as often
as it hits.
A body of water this size
would also have a tendency to in-
crease the rainfall in its vicinity,
and thin would be of untold ben-
efit to farmers living above the
dam. even though their lands
could not be irrigated.
I children. When the storm came
I they were out playing about 100
yards from their home. The old-
de*t. Richard, aged 15. sieved
nis little brother. Orval, by the
1 hand and started for home. The
11 — wind caught them up and whirl-
Beautiful Little Town Com* cd them for nearly a half a mile,
pletely Effaced by a
Th« pretty little town of Lu-
gert, nestling in a valley between
the Wichita mountains, 12 miles
southeast of Granite, was almost
completely swept away by a cy-
clone about 2 o'clock Saturday
Three persons were killed out-
right and thirteen injured, some
of them sehously. Among the
injured were three members of
the Arnett family, all of whom
formerly lived in Granite.
Mrs. J. O. Standley.
Ruth Standley. her daughter,
daughter, aged 7.
Frank Lugert, shoulder dislo-
cated and arm broken.
Mrs. Josephine Arnett, severe
cuts on the arm.
Pauline Arnett, child of Mr.
and Mrs. Howard Arnett, back
Little Lucile Arnett, cuts and
Both Mr. and Mrs.Howard Ar-
nett were bruised and otherwise
shaken up, but not seriously
Two year old child of Sherman
Hill, crushed by falling walls,
Gladys Mashbern, 14 years old,
When the engineer gets here | thigh broken.
it is up to the people interested | Two boys of M. A. Buchanan,
to show him what can be ac- blown nearly half mile, bruised
complishec1. Let everyone give
all encouragement possible, as
irrigation means more to this sec- j one sustained a broken arm
tion than anything that could be all more or less bruised.
but otherwise unhurt.
Four members of freight crew,
conceived at this time.
Federal Aid for Post Roads
Bill Passes the House.
When the Enterprise man ar-
rived at the scene of the disaster
late Saturday afternoon he found
that all the dead and injured
had peen taken care of, Most
of them were taken to Altus and
Nothing but the depot, a part
of the lumber yard and a part of
the large store building of Mr.
! where they landed on a hillside
: among some small trees and
1 both escaped with only a few
bruises. In speaking of their
experience, Richard said:
[ "I caught hold of Orval'a hand
and started home. The wind
lifted us up and carried us away.
1 held onto Orval until we struck
in some trees, and then I didn't
know any thing for a while.
When I woke up I couldn't see
anything of brother, and it was
hailing hard. I crawled in be-
hind some rocks until it quit.
Then I started back, but could
not get across the creek until Mr.
Stephens came along on his horse
and carried me over."
The boys landed near the home
another I a ^r* ®tep^ens* afM* evidently
the younger one was not hurt
I much. When Mr. Stephens,
came out of the storm hous?, he
found the boy had entered the
deserted hou3e, pulled a bed
quilt off the bed and rolled up in
it on the floor. He said he was
cold, which is very likely, as the
hailstorm which followed the cy-
clone was something fierce.
It is believed that the oldest
Standley girl was drowned and
not killed by the storm, as she
was found about 250 yards from
where her mother and sister were
killed, with her head and part of
her body covered by water.
The storm was traveling north-
east, and completely demolished
three farmhouses in that direc-
tion from Lugert, though all of
the people living in them were
in their stormhouses and none
hurt, so far as can be learned.
Much damage to stock was also
done, but it was impossible to
get the amount and the losers at
the time the writer was there.
WiU Hold Their next Anno,I
Meeting at Granite—Means
The Seventh District I.O.O.F.
snniversary celebration was held
at Mangum Friday night. Many
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were
in attendance representing the
local lodge. The Granite team
assisted in conferring the degree
on a large class of candidates,
being assigned the work of the
The Granite boys were in the
very best of trim and many were
the congratulations received by
reason of their prompt, gingerly,
The people of Mangum are al-
ways hospitable and entertain-
ing. The great, generous-heart-
ed, loyal Odd Fellows and Re-
bekahs of our sister city handed
them badges on which was in-
scibed, "We're glad you came,"
and the sumptuous banquet
served at a Ute hour to every
Odd Fellow and Rebekah in at-
tendance at this 93rd Anniver-
sary celebration, led every re-
sponsive soul to say. "We'd be
pleased to remain."
J. A. Quick. D. D. G. M. of
Hobart, was unanimously chosen
president of the association for
the ensuing year.
Next year's anniversary is to
be held at Granite. The dele-
gates present at this meeting
representing Kiowa county
lodges started a movement look-
ing toward the organization of
Odd Fellow lodges hold twice
yearly meetings for purposes vi-
tally Effecting the welfare of
each lodge in the county.
The joint resolution of Repre-
sentatives Ferris of Oklahoma,
and Shackelford of Missouri,
providing federal aid for post
roads, passed the house Monday I Lugert was standing, and these
as a rider to the postoffice ap-;svere a11 more or ,ess damaged,
propration bill. It provides an The people living there were
appropriation of $15 to $25 per wandering about among the de-
mile annually for the improve-
ment of roads over which rural
carriers travel. It is estimated
that the expenditure will be from
sixteen to eighteen million dol-
The Enterprise is in receipt of
"Washington, May 1.
"Chas. E. Hill, Granite, Ok'a.
bris seemingly in a dazed condi-
The large handsome brick
schoolhouse, completed last year,
was represented by a little
mound of brick. Had it not been
on Saturday, it is inconceivable
how any of the 90 school chil-
dren and four teachers could
The Methodist church was
"Our joint good roads bill pro .
viding for federal aid passed the : sweP* away, leaving the spot
house by 83 majority. It goeslwhere lt had stood bare of any-
oti as a rider to the postoffice ap-
Escapes an Awful Fate.
A thousand tongues could noi
express the gratitude of Mrs. J.
E. Cox. of Joilet, 111., for her
wonderful deliverance from an
awful fate. 4 Typhoid pneumo-
nia had left me with a dreadful
cough." she writes. "Sometimes
I had such awful coughing spells
I thought I would die. I could
get no help from the doctor's
propriation bill, vvhi^h gives it a
gvijd chtn.e to lecome a law.
This is better than battleships,
i thing. Fourteen residences were
1 also completely distroyed.
The business section ot the
town comprised four stores, a
and the annual expense will be restaurant, meat market, pool
less. "Scott Ferris." halI> blacksmith shop, a bank
Mr. Ferris has tacked a bill of; building and two gins, not a
this kind onto every naval bill vestige of any of these except
that came up since he has been one store was left, and it was
in congress, and that he has got- j badly wrecked.
ten it through shows that he is 1 A fiei*ht train ot 22 cars on
his job. This is the the 0rient was just com'
Greer County Teachers Asso-
The fiual session of the County
Teachers Association of Greer
county for the school year 1911
12, will be held in the High School
auditorium here, Friday after-
noon and Saturday of this week.
There were in attendance at
Hester, at the last meeting of
the association, some seventy-
five members, and it is expected
that fully as many, if not more,
will attend at Granite on account
of the more convenient location.
It is also looked forward to in
this meeting to organize a County
Athletic and Oritorical associa-
tion for the promotion of these
features in the rural schools over
The program will begin at 3.
o'clock on Friday afternoon It
will be resumed again at 8 P.M.
when the stuieuts of Granite
schools will entertain with a pro-
gram. On Saturday, Pres. Chas.
Evans of the Central State Nor-
mal school, tvill address the
teachers. Every citizen of Gran-
ite should take advantage of this
opportunity to hear Pres. Evans.
On Saturday also Dr. Wiley will
address the teachers on school
hygene. This will undoubtedly
be of local interest as well ac
that of Mr. K. C. Cox, who is
W. R. Adams.
W. R. (Granbpa) Adams, died
at the home of his daughter.
Mrs. W. T. Sowers, northeast of
town at 1:50 yesterday morning.
He was over 83 years old, and
had been in feeble health for a
long time. Funeral services
were held at the residence yes-
terday afternoon, and the re-
mains will be shipped to Cle-
burne, Texas, this afternoon,
where they will be laid beside
those of his wife.
F. M. Caddel.
Messrs. B. C. and E. W. Cad-
del were called to Mangum this
week by the death of their bro-
ther, Francis M. Caddel, which
sae event occurred at that place
Tuesday. The funeral was held
at Mangum Wednesday.
Death of an Infant.
The week old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Gill, living west of
town, died Wednesday evening.
The remains were taken to Wil-
low for interment yesterday.
near Granite, part of it sweep-
ing due north of to-vn No par- j safe. its the most reliable or'
ticular damage was do:>p in t iwn . I throat ahd lung medicines,
but the farmhu-e* >f Frank J Evi-r.v bottle guaranteed 50c
Briggs and J. N. Old>. nurUoast ami #1.00. Trial bottle at W. R.
of town were partly ureckid Wales.
*hile their barn - wera Ml> -
turn up. (jne or tvlo KO<Hj We!J
FREAKS OF IHE srOR.«l. outfits- for sale. See G. W. M il-
Som - peculiar frejKS >t m- anax. Granite. OH«.
treatment or other medicines till • K. .,.hlcs ,
lrT*£^!%'myNMe time in Ul« history of' this i s into the depot from the north.
wonderfuT remedy for I scarcely 1 nation that the government has ol th* «ws wer« 1111 ; himself an old pedagogue,
cough at all now." Quick and j recognized those asking for bet- from the track, and tour mem- \ lunch will be servet
ter public roads. This is a move
in the right direction, as we
certainly need good road* more
than we need battleship?.
jood Piano for sale 0." tiade.
Waut Aork horses or muiss, See
f. W ti jKer
bers of the crew more or less teachers at noon Saturday by the
hurt. One car was loaded with ladies of the city.
hogs. Four of these were k lied.
and the reiuaind- r of theca es-
caped to the inouutaiti sou-.h of
■ v. here the town had been.
l'be most rem-u kVo.e escape
%.[ ail - as ui i". of it i U i- man
On April 25 the home of Mr.
and Mrs Walter Miles was the
scene of a very pleasant party,
it being Mr. Miles' birthday. A
number of his friends gathered
to surprise him. A delightful
supper was served in his honor,
.vhicii all present enjoyed. Mr.
Miles revived 08 birthday cards
from different tow us and states.
Now is the time to get rid of •The guests departed at 10o'clock
your rheumatism. You can do wishing him many happy returr s
it by applying Chamberlain's 0f the day.
Liuement and ma^Safing the
parts freely at each application. Ste Rcy li. I.anny 11 you want
Far sal * by all dealers to oorrow ra ne >n your tanr..
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Hill, Charles E. The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, May 3, 1912, newspaper, May 3, 1912; Granite, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc282197/m1/1/: accessed October 25, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.