The Times-Democrat (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 48, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 6, 1917 Page: 1 of 12
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TIMES—VOL. 15, NO. 48; DEMOCRAT—VOL. 10, NO. 39.
THE TIMES-DEMOCRAT, ALTUS, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1017.
Council of Defense Busy On
Cross Campaign Over
The time has now arrived when our
* NATIONAL RED CROSS THE- *
* ATRICAL DAY, FRI., DEC. 7 *
The Wigwam Theatre has been *
donated to the local chapter who *
I ••• will show the Bluebird photo play *
* "Flirting With Death," both after- *
Red '! noon and night- The local Bed *
••• Cross Chapter will have complete *
ADMISSION 10c and 15c
* No War Tax
government must have the co-operation
of every citizen in the country, and
those who have so far taken no interest
in the nation's welfare are hereby call-
ed to meet with Councils of Defense at
the following places, at which time a
general discussion of the war issues will
be presented in Jackson county by one
or more of the following speakers:
Claude Weaver, Altus, Saturday, Dec.
8, 2:30 p. m.
T. M. Robinson, E. F. Nesbitt, Eldo-
rado, Dec. 8, 2:30 p. m.
On Sunday, Dec. 9, all pastors in the
county are requested to talk on the Red
Cross work. Additional speakers will
be furnished to assist when requested.
Meetings will be held next week with
speakers as follows:
Duke. Moiinnv, 7:30. p. m. Jno." D.
Rogers, Guy P. Horton.
Olustee, Tuesday. 7:30 p. rti.Rcv k<>bt
Hodgson, judge J. M. Williams.
Martha, Tuesday. 7:30 p. m., L. A,
Pellv, Ben Crawford.
Blair, Tuesday, 7:30 p; m., E. F.
bitt, Rev. Jnn. Winsett
Headrick, Tuesday. 7:30 p. m., T. M
Robinson; E. E. Gore.
Elmer. Widnesday, 7.'30 p. m.. Tno. D.
JRogers, Gry P. Horton.
Humphrey*. Wednesday, 7:30 p. in..
May." S. E. Hickman, Co. Supt. W. E.
H«-s. Wednesday, p. nur.Rtiv. II.
II. Burton. Edwin Dabney.
Warren, Thursday, 7:30 p. m„ Ben
Crawford, L. A. Pelly.
Victory, Thursday, 7:30 p. in.. Judge
Williams, S. B. Garnett.
Pleasant Point, Thursday. 7 :30 p. ni„
G. E. Thorpe, T. M. Robinson. .
Plcw Valley, Friday, 7:30 p. in., E. E.
Nesbitt, Mayor S. E. Hickman.
White School House, Friday. 7;JU j>.
hi.. Jno. D. Rogers, Gtry P. ifortntT.
Friendship, Friday. 7:30 p. m.. Edwin
Dabney. E. E. Gore.
Prairie Hill. Friday, 7:30 p. m., ff. E.
Thorpe, T. M. Robinson.
Eldorado will send speakers to the
following school houses on request
Consolidated School No. 3. Durham
Olustee will send speakers to the fol-
lowing school houses on request: Wil-
lowvale, Boggy, Base Line, Aaron, Cot-
Other school houses at any point in
the county will be sent speakers upon
Saturday, Dec. 15, every town in the
county will be furnishtrd speakers for
open street meetings. Telephone in your
request for speakers to Council of De-
FROM BARN RAFTERS,
' Christian Church Notes
Rev. Winsett, pastor of the Christian
church, preached the Union Thanksgiv-
ing sermon, the service being held in
the Baptist church. It was very fine in-
deed, and greatly enjoyed by all who
Miss Goddard, of the State Mission-
ary Society, gave a very interesting
talk on her work in this State at the
morning hour, Sunday. She is doing
a great work in Oklahoma.
Rev. Winsett has gorte to Lambert,
Okla., where he is to hold a revival
meeting, but will return in time to hold
the regular services at the Christian
church Sunday. The public is cordial-
ly invited to attend these services.
FELL BENEATH THE
WHEELS OF AUTO
Arch Bone Will Serve
Arch Bone who has been an assist-
ant in the office of the county engineer
for the past two years, volunteered for
service Tuesday and left for Annapolis
Junction, Maryland, where he will be
assigned to the 23rd Enginecrs.the same
company to which Carl Reid and oth-
ers of this city have been assigned.
Made Night Trip To Give Show Be-
for National Army At
All of the two score men and women
comprising the "Oh, Boy" musical com-
edy company, running in Chicago, gave
up their sleep one night, and with the
scenery and all the proporties of the
show were transported to Rockford. 111.,
to give a complete presentation of the
show before the men of the national ar
my at Camp Grant on Thanksgiving
The company left Chicago after the
night's performance and reached Rock-
ford next morning, were met by mili-
tary bands with a string of motor
trucks for the scenery, breakfasted at
the cooks* and bakers' school and gave
the performance in the Y. M. C A. audi-
torium. returning to Chicago in time for
l-riday night's performance there.
Speai . of North of Town Severely
Hurt On Altus Square
Wednesday Afternoon "
Mrs. C. Spears was run over and se-
verely injured by a I-.ord car driven
by Jim Thompson of near Elmer, on
Wednesday afternoon about 4 r.'clock
on the southeast cprner of the square.
Mrs.Spears was going east on the cross-
i'ig .between Marvin Williams' and the
Altus State Bank, and Mi". Thompson,
comipg. from the south, had driven
round the traffic post and had £tarte,J
back south The streets were crowded'
with people and Mr.Thompson was run.-
ning in low gear and gave warning with
his horn, but was unable to stop his car
in time to prevent Mrs. Spears being
knocked down, both front and rear
wheels on one side of the car passing
over the upper part of her body. She
was taken immediately to the hospital,
where it was found that she had su-
stained a broken shoulder blade, a brok-
en and shattered jaw besides being oth-
erwise bruised about the fact and body.
Mrs. Spears bore her injuries with
remarkable fortitude and an hour later
was able to be assisted to her car and
to return with her husband and family
to her home three miles north of town.
Mr. Thompson was greatly distressed
over the accident, which seems to have
been one for which no one could be
blamed, but was most unfortunate for
Mary Ann Roberts, 48 Years Old, Took
Her Life At Home Of
When H. A. Harmon of the Navajo
community unhitched his horses and led
them into the barn about dark Wednes-
day evening of last week, he discovered
his wife's sister, Miss* Mary Ann Rob-
erts, hanging lifeless from a rafter of
the barn. Sheriff Ford and County At-
torney Pclly were summoned and went
at once to the scene, taking with them
Esquire H. C. Gilliland who empaneled
a coroner's jury and held an inquest.
Mrs. Harmon, who was greatly dis-
tresed over the sad affair, testified that
her sister had not been well balanced
mentally since childhood, the bite of a
snake at that time seeming to have af-
fected her mind. She was of a retiring
disposition, but always seemed cheerful,
and anxious to help, doing whatever
she was told, and was an especially
good cotton picker. Wednesday the Har-
mons were away from home, and when
they returned Mrs. Harmon went to-the
[■house ivhile Mr. Harmon unhitched, and
' at once discovered that her sister was
house. As .-.he started ti
leave the house' Mr. Harmon called to
her from the bam. Miss Roberts had
ujed the well .rope, climbing upon
LIVED LONG AND
After More Than Four Score Years
Grandma Barrett Passed To
Mr=. Sophia Barrett, aged 86 years,
died Sunday morning at the home of her
granddaughter, Mrs. John Martin, north
of Altus. Mrs. Barrett had been in as
OFFICIAL CITY PAPER
|* War Department, Washington, D. *
* C.—To Recruiting Station, Altus, *
* Okla.—Under the new regulation *
approved by the President, no reg- *
* istered man may volunteer in the *
* array or navy of the United States ■'
* after December 10, 1917. *
By order of the Secy, of War. *
W. T. Bates, Adj. Gen. *
I sacks of fott.::1. to tic one end over the
rafter, the other about h<r neck.' !"A-
she .swung off her--bpdy harely cleared
the grouitB.'-and 'she* was found' with
one foot resting on a cottoq sack which
good health as one of her advanced
yea's could expect until Tuesday of last
week when she suffered a stroke of
paralysis which affected her entire left
side, after which she was hardly con-
scious, and her death was like one going
to sleep. In the presence of a large
assembly of relatives and friends who
honor the memory of her long and use-
ful life, the funeral was held at Old
I>ra;:ier cemetery Tuesday morning,Rev.
Rob:. Hodgson officiating.
Mrs. Barrett was born and lived the
early part of her life near Cleveland,
Ohio coming to Oklahoma with her
husband, Reuben Barrett, in 1887. Five
children were born to them, with one of
Elmer Barrett, of the Wheat-
land community, five miles northwest
ofjAhus, they made their home after
coming to Oklahoma. Mr. Barrett died
:n Slr-y. 1893. Two other children are
•till living and were present at their
mother's funeral, Oscar Barrett of Min-
eral ,'clls., Texas, and Mrs. Ida-Weir
of Beaver City, Okla. Twenty-two
gran", nihjren and numerous great-
'"ildjfen survive this dear mother
was dearly lovjed by them
Mr. S. E. Evans, of Lawton, and Miss
Ruby Barker, of Altus, were united in
marriage Monday, Dec. 3, at the home
of Mrs. Betty Pryor, sister of the bride,
on N. Jackson street. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. L. M. Evans,
brother of the groom. Mr. Evans is the
son of W. J. Evans, of Martha. Miss
Ruby is the daughter of A. H. Barker
of tbe Pleasant Point community, both
families being well known to the peo-
ple of this section. The happy couple
left at once for Lawton, where they will
make their home, Mr. Evans being em-
ployed by the Ilandeverker Clothing Co.
of that place. They have the best wish-
of.their friends for happiness and
prosperity in their new home.
go Mrs. Barrett
hip, for a long time
CARNEGIE SAYS NO
illed off .the pile as her'bcily fell J ter v. hich she walked on crutches, but
In the house, supper was partly pre-
pared. some meat in process of cook-
ing i n the stove as $lie had been told
to prepare it. but the fire was abbift
out, and it is thought she had been dca 1
some three hours* when found.
Miss Roberts was 48 years old. She
had never given any intimation that -he
had evcr'thought'df s<?T# destruction,->ar.d
the circumstances of her death were a
great shock to the family, who have
the sympathy of many friends.
Death of Mrs. Hughes
Mrs. Lena Hughes, wife of Will
Hughes, died Thursday at her home in
the Wheatland community, of cancer of
the stomach. Mrs. Hughes was 28 years
r>f age .and leaves five young children.
The funeral was held Friday and inter-
ment was made at Granite. The sym-
pathy of many friends is with the fam-
ily in their great loss.
J. B. Ellis this week institutes a big
"Blowout Sale." beginning Friday, Dec.
and closing Monday night, Dec. 24.
His page ad in this issue announces
the reductions in all lines of stock dur-
ing 'his sale. The Elils stores believe
in continuous advertising not once in a
while, but every week, and the good
business they have built up since open-
ing in Altus shows that they know how
advertise to make it pay.
A. H. S. Senior Enlisted
Lynn Milton, son of G. L. Milton, who
lives west of Altus, enlisted for army
service Tuesday and left for Ft. Sill. He
was accompanied to the station by the
Senior class of the high school of which
h<- was a member, and was given a rous-
ing patriotic farewell by his young com-
Had Two Trunks of Half Pints
ONE VOTE AGAINST
Contractors Wired to Come at Once
And Get Busy On
W ith only one vote cast against the
proposition, Altus voted in favor of $80.-
000 bonds for extension of water works
at the election held in the city Tuesday.
248 to 1 was the result of the balloting,
the one vote against the proposition be-
ing cast in Ward 3.
While the vote was a light one, it was
as good or better than that of most spe-
cial elections where matters of civic im-
portance are at issue, when many cit-
izens fail to take the trouble to vote and
only upon there being enough who are
more deeply interested to carry propor-
tions that arc of the greatest importance
to tbe welfare of the entire communiy.
Those who did vote showed they were
For the proposition "teeth and toenails."
and freely stated their belief that those
who would vote against water for Altus
should be requested to "move on
Mayor ^Hickman states that the con-
tractors, *Layne & Bowler, have been
wired since the election to come at
\ and work will probably begin
within the next six or seven days.
We have lost track of several of our
small ice cream packers, ff you have
one at your place, please phone us and
we will call for it at once
Sflfout five years ago she gave up h_.
cratches and has been since confined
to her chair. Her faculties were clear
to the last, and for a year she had been
able to read without glasses. Other
members of her family also lived, to a
grand old age, one sister to the age of
93, and a brother to past 90 years.
} iljgpber of the Congregational
chiK*tfn,m her girlhood;*she united v-itli*
the Presbyterian church about fifty
years aso, and was a steadfast believer
of that faith till her death.
NEWLY WEDS HAD
Mt. and Mrs. E. L. Grubb Escorted
To Their Country Home By
Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Grubb, who
were married at the home of the lat-
ter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C Bau-
shke. near Clarksville, Texas, Thanks-
giving day, arrived in Altus Sunday
morning, and were met at the North-
western station by five gaily decorated
cars of friends of the groom's neirh-
borhood on Route 2. who escorted the
newly weds to their home and made
them welcome with great -enthusiasm.
The ceremony was performed at the
bride's home in the presence of numer-
ous friends and relatives at 2 p. m..
Thursday, the Rev. James Kennedy per-
forming the ring ceremt-uy* Mri.and
Mrs Grubb left that ntftht" for Paris.
Texas, where they visited relatives for
a few days.
Tbe bride, who was Miss Esther
Baushke, was raised in fhis communtiy
and is a ckarming and accomplished
young woman whose many friends in
this vicinity are pleased to welcome
her as the wife of a popular and well
to do farmer who has t< sided in this
county the past two yews, and the
lines-Democrat joins the friends of
>sh in wishing them great happinc
Because Other Oklahoma Towns Have
Failed To Keep Pledges, Altus
Is Indefinitely Postponed
Mayor Hickman has received the
Jlowing letter from the Carnegie Cor-
poration in regard to the matter of a
iocation of a Carnegie library at this
place. All the requirements of the Car-
negie foundation has long since been
fully complied with and deed to site
forwarded by the ladies of the City Fed-
eration. Altus is in every way prepared
to keep the pledges given, and it is
manifestly unfair that because other
places have failed to meet the require-
ments Altifs should be held up indefin-
itely in the matter, and the money that
has been expended for site tied up in a
manner that brings no interest for its
use. The letter is a follows :
Of New York
576 Fifth Avenue
November 27. 191/.
S. E. Hickman.
Mayor. Altus, Okla.,
Dear Sir: -
With reference to your favor of
September 14th. and other correspond-
ence, 1 regret to state the condition of
matters in regard to the keeping of
pledges in Oklahoma—pledges given to
secure such library buildings as this on
behalf of which you write—has been so
unsatisfactory that the board of trus-
tees of the Corporation have been led to
suspend for the present the giving of
such library buildings in the State of
Oklahoma. LTnder these circumstances
further consideration of your applica-
tion will necessarily have to be post-
Very truly yours.
Jas. Bertram, Secretary.
The subject lor the Christian Science
Altus Ice | lesson Sunday is "God. the Cau-e and
37-4t J Creator."
Will Declare War On Anstria Friday
Washington. Dec. 4—President Wil-
son today asked congress to declare war
Austria-Hungary immediately, and
congress, responding with siffiis of ap-
proval. began setting about the work.
The senate foreign relations committee
and the house foreign affairs commit-
tee. which roti t deal with the war reso-
lution. were called to meet tomorrow .
Tire resdhuion, drafted by the inter-
national law experts ot" the State De-
partment. wiB be passed by both houses
of CMgrt".* by Friday night.
The president did not recommend
declaration of war with Turkey and
Bulgaria. Germany's other allies, at this
ALTUS THIRD IN
RECRUITS FOR NOV.
Only Two Recruiting Stations of State
Obtained More Volunteers
In Past Month
During the month of November . 595
men enlisted in Oklahoma, and of the
nine recruiting stations, Altus is third
in number of recruits obtained, although
the smallest city of the group. By sta-
tions the number of men obtained ;s
as follows: Oklahoma City, 220; Tul-
sa, 149; Altus, 62; Enid, 46; Musko-
gee, 39; Shawnee, 29; McAlester, 1,8;
Chickasha, 17; Ardmore, 15.
Following is the list of those who vol-
unteered at Altus during November:
Everett A. Sauret, Eldorado, Okla.
( laude C. Winters, Eldorado, Okla.
Roye C. Winters, Eldorado, Okl..
Carl Childress, Altus, Okla.
Tom Watson. Altus, Okla.
Walter Talkington, Altus, Okla.
Frank Baird, Altus, Okla.
Carl R. Reid, Altus, Okla.
Burt Nelson. Altus, Okla.
Clifford Nelson, Altus, Okla.
Joe H. Cain, Altus, Okla.
Cary O. McAlpine. Olustee, Okla.
Amos B. Kirby, Altus, Okla.
Overly Johnson, Olustee, .Okla.
Allen Tarlton, Mangum, Okla.
Frank McNally, Mangum, Okla.
Claude Winfrey, Mangum, Okla.
Edwin E. Conner; Mangum, Okla.
.foe I". Hinds, Mangum, Okla.
Give D. Harris, Mangum, Okla.
C harlie ( . Byers, Mangum, Okla. '
Henry F. Byers. Mangum, Okla.
Will D. Barton. Mangum, Okla.
William Hogan, Jester, Okla.
A bert Montgomery, Chickasha, Okia.
Tr.mes F. May. Brinkman, Okla.
Thomas J. C.'ooksey, Altus, Okla.
William L. Young, Hester, OkI%
fecwis Farmer, Hester, Okla.
James A. McDonald, Hester, Okla.
Ethrage A. Smith, Blair, Okla.
Henry B. Mobley, Blair, Okla.
William W. Guffin, Duke, Okla.
Arlie Willis, Sayre. Okla.
Qhar' s E. Farthing. Sayre, Okla.
Emmit S. Ivie, Cheyenne, Okla.
Joe \\. Allred, Doxey, Oklai. .
L«e Witherspoon, Carter, Okla.
Carl Houts, Frederick, Okla.
Nathena! V. Moore, Headrick, Oklj.
John B. Snipes, Headrick, Okla.
William T. Allgood, Tipton, Okla.
Claude T. Young, Cordell, Okla.
Bishop II. Moore, Cordell, Okla.
Edward D. Hines, Cordell, Okla.
John Molen, Cordell, Okla.
Enoch F. Tucker, Cordell, Okla.
Wilson H. Dougherty, Cordell, Okla.
Benjamin F. George, Cordell, Okl.i.
Vernon S. Mills, Cordell, Okla.
Darce W. Barbee, Cloudchief, Okla.
Euel W. Sheets, Stafford, Okla.
Hugh H. White, Keller, Texas.
John W. Sarver, Dallas, Texas.
Will C. Young, Mertens, Texas.
Norvell Thomas, Georgetown, Texas.
Clyde Love, Linden, Texas.
Johnnie Gordon, Latonia, Texas.
John D. Felders, Lawrence, Kan*-.*.
Auburn L. Cornell, Princeton, Kan
George O. Newton, Wichita, Ku:>
Homer W. Walden. Paragould, ArJc.
James T. Barnes, Medford Spring'
Carl C. Mains, Anderson, Ind.
Carl B. Kerr, Ncwburg, Mo.
Sheriff Ford took two negro men from
Wichita Falls from the Northwestern
train W ednesday of last week and con-1
fiscatcd their bageairc which cor<i«ted|
of two trunks full of half pint bottles
Sidney Johnson attended a meeting of | of whiskey. Thursday morning IVptrty I
the Kqmtable Life Insu-anct people atjl*. S. Marshal Miller came from Law- j
oklahoma City last «*rek. returning' ton and twok the men to Lawton fori
home Sunday ,'ul before tbe federal authorities.
LOST—Bunch of Keys.
LOST ON SQUARE A KEY-RING CONTAINING FOUR
KEYS —YALE, SKELETON, DESK AND ONE OTHER
SMALL KEY. THESE KEYS ARE VALUABLE TO OWNER
AND WE WILL APPRECIATE IT IF FINDER WILL NO-
TIFY THIS OFFICE—TIMES-DEMOCRAT.
Notice To Socialists
A mass meeting of the Socialist^ will
be held in the district court room at Al-
tuv Saturday. Dec. 15 at 2 p. m. liusi-
i hf importance will be transacted,
and every member of the party in Jack-
son county ip urged to be present
Hollie Montgomery aod Mi«s Stacie
Felty of Olustee were married at the
Methodist parsonage by Rev Parks.
Saturday. December I
XIr. and Mrs. J. B. Ellis were over
from .Hollis Tuesday oti bustarsv
W alter Karsteter. of Tipton, was
. city on business Monday.
Popular Altus Girl Wedded To Yo .rg
Civil Engineer Known ^
In Altus "J
At the home of the bride's parent
Dr and Mrs. S. P. Rawls. on Sou-1
Jackson street, on Tuesday morning -t
9-30 ■> clock. Mr. E. Wallace Briti -n
and Miss Alpha Omega Rawls w< r
united i,, marriage by Rev. J. A. ParV
Besides the family a few intimate friends
including Mrs. Jesse I uinbee, M ,
Beulah Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Elm r
Harris. Cuy Harris, witnessed thr .. , -
«nony Mr. and Mrs. Britton left \
the morning Frisco for Stillwater wh. •
the groom is employed in ccmem
struction work on the new court h. r
there He was similarly employed n
Altus during the construction of •*-
cotton compress, and at that time ■»<!■
his home with the family of Dr
for several months. He made ma-y
tnends during his residence here
won for his wife a charming yoc.ig
man. one of Altus' mo** popular
who will be to him a h^puut, ri A..
respect. A host of good wish« is fS. .
whemrer they may go.
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