The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 16, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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The Altus Times.
Altus, Jackson County, Oklahoma. Thursday, March 16. 1911
IS NOW OPEN
Tit* opening of the QrUham
Company'* uew store for women
began thin morning alwut 10
o'clock, when the doom were
thrown open to one of the hand-,
somest establishments of the kind
in the southwest. The stock in ar-
ranged in departments, the shoes
in the center, extending half the
length of the room, imd is furnish-
ed with chuirs, etc., for the con-
venience of customer* ip this line.
On the north Hide iff the dress
goods department, nnd on the
south the clothing, while other la-
dies furnishings are arranged at
the front and rear of the store.
In the balcony at the rear is the
millinery department, and in this
line the Grishum Company strives
to keep to the fore with all the
latest styles and shapes in women's
headgear, all of which bears the
marks of u master hand at trim-
ming liats. Miss Kermiller Moss,
who has been with the Grisham
Co. three yeurs. is responsible for
the excellence of the stock in this
An orchestra is furnishing mu-
sic for the opening today and to-
night the band will give its regular
concert at the corner of Hudson
und Maple, near the store. The
immense establishment was crowd-
ed nearly all day.
Orient Freight Conductor S. H.
Carrington and wife, of Hamlin,
Texas, were in the city today shop-
ping, and while here t^idjlje Times
a pleasant call.
Odell Iloiinshell, who wan mar-
ried at Blair Sunday morning, was
the victim of numerous practical
jokes Tuesday night after the meet-
ing of the local Encampment of the
Odd Fellows, lie was taken in
eliarge by the brethreu and forced
to "come through" with all kinds
of treats, und then not being sat-
isfied his brother Odd Fellpws
turned him over to the ladies of
the Itebeccu bulge, who gave him
u similartrcutment. Altogether it
was a bad evening for Odell, and
he says his next honeymoon will
be spent abroad.
PRIZE FOR THE
Henry C. Gilliland returned Sat-
urday from Dalhart, Texas, where persons who are not subscribers
he attended the 12th annual con- may g0 to a pay station or booth,
vention of the Panhandle Cattle- an(j by paying the telephone com-
men's Association held there last pany the message will be trans-
week. Of course Uncle Henry mitted the same as at the telegraph
was in the old fiddler's contest, 0fflce. This applies only in towns
and as usual he carried off the where an office is maintained by
the highest honors. This time the the Western Union.
first prize was $75 in cold, hard j jf the local Western Union office
cash, and Uncle Henry says he1 should be closed, as is the case on
fiddled as he had never done be- i holidays, Sundays, and in the cities
fore to win that prize. He has a the size of Altus after 8 o'clock at
Union and Pioneer Effac
As a result of either a consoli-
dation or a traffic agreement be-
tween the Western Union Tele-
graph Co., and the 1'ioneer Tel*
phone & Telegraph Co., which oc-
curred on January 1, 1911, the
compauies have inaugurate^a joint
sen1 ice which will add greatly to
the convenience of patrons of both
the telephone and telegruph com-
panies. The neW i»ervice is effec-
tive today. March 10, anil hus the
effect of rendering it unnecessary
for a subscriber of the telephone
exchange to visit the telegraph
office when sending a message, as
he will only have to call central
and be immediately connected with
a Western Union office which will
receive his message and charge to
his monthly telephone account.
lorge number of medals and
trophies at home as tokens
'ability as a fiddler, and iajt
ognized champion of the South.
WE have on display (he
very laiest stuff in
glassware. Will be pleased
to show you any time.
Get the Habit
Buy if from
SMITH & TROUT/WAN'S
night, and a person desires to send
a telegram, it will only be necessa-
ry to call central, give her the
message, and she will transmit it
to the nearest open telegraph office
with no extra charges for the toll
service. This gives Altus practi-
cally the same service as a night
telegraph office, the need of which
is felt by many a business man as
well as others who find it necessary
to use the wire after 8 o'clock p. m.
It will also add to a subscriber's
convenience in that it will dispense
with the necessity of paying two
accounts for messages, as the bill
for both telegrams and telephone
calls will be mailed to him the first
of each month the same as with
the telephone company heretofore.
The new order also includes cable-
Some time this spring or sum-
mer the local telephone exchange
will move from its present location
to the Allen bnilding on the north-
west corner of the square, and it is
highly probably that the Western
Union office will occupy the same
building, although the deal has not
yet been closed. The present quar-
ters of the telegraph company are
Important AnMndmcnta Addad
to Maka tba Law Mora
Several important amendments
to the existing primary election
law are made in the Vandeventer-
Mitchell bill passed by the senate
Wednesday night. The most im-
l-ortuut change is the addition of a
uew section which is intended to
prevent members of one party from
voting the ticket Of another party
iu the primarv, as is done in num-
erous cases, especially in the south-
cm part of the state.
A fight was made against this
section by the republicans, headed
by Senator Brownlee, who moved
to strike out the section, but was
defeated by vote of 9 to 24.
The bill provides for rotating
candidates on the primary ballot,
increasing the number of ballots to
be sent out and makes the candi-
date report on expenditures by-
campaign committees on his behalf
as well as his own expenditures.
Candidates are prohibited under
this bill from contributing money
or other thing of value to any
church or society during his can-
didacy. The bill was adopted by
practically a straight party vote,
26 to 7. Senator Colville was the
only republican voting for the bill.
The senate also' passed a new
judicial districting bill, by vote of
31 to 6, which changes the boun-
daries of several districts and pro-
vides for four new judges. Okla-
homa and Canadian counties, com-
posing the Thirteenth district, get
three judges. One amendment
was made to the committee bill,
taking Kingfisher county and
Woodward county from other dis-
tricts and adding them to the Twen-
tieth district, which is given a sec-
ond judge, to lie appointed by the
Another amendment was also
adopted providing that after 1915
Carter, Love. Marshal and Bryan
counties shall compose one district,
with two judges.
AT FT. WORTH
Don't forget that Bumbarger is
the local agent for the I-P line of
loose leaf pocket memorandums,etc.
very uncomfortable as well as in-
convenient, and as the two com-
panies will have a great deal of
business in common, the change
will be decidedly beneficial.
When you think of books, think
Batwaan 500 and 1000 Aahnlla
Maajr Skipped There for
Ooa Kahle, a well known buni-
neaa man of Elmer, returned thin
morning from Ft. Worth, whore
he went to hear Col. Theodore
While there Mr. Kable was an
involuntary spectator of a fire
which destroyed all the horse and
mule barns on the south side of
Kxchunge Avenue from the new
Kxchange building to the Swift
packing house, including the hog
and sheep sheds just west of the
Swift p!ant. The fire was a hor-
rible catastrophe, for between 500
and 1000 annimals, mostly hogs,
cattle and sheep, were caught in
the pens like rats in a trap, und
perished before the very eyes of
the tremendous crowd, which was
unable to effect their rescue iu any
way. Mr. Kahle says the agonized
cries of the poor beasts, as the
deadly flames swept over them,
were heart-rending, and that
men ran about in a perfect frenzy
because of their inability - to save
the helpless victims.
In all, nine buildings were de-
stroyed, four men were badly
burned in attempting to rescue
their fine stock, and many vain-
able animals, shipped to Ft. Worth
for exhibition purposes at the
Breeders and Feeders' show, per-
ished. It is believed that the great-
er portion of the exhibition ani-
mals were saved, however, but as
thp stock was all turned loose it
will be impossible to ascertain just
how many are lost untl they can be
gathered together and some esti-
The fire started at 6 o'clock in
one of the barns and was under
control by 8, but in that short time
an enormeous amount of destruction
had been accomplished.
Mr. Kahle says Col. Roosvelt
was at his best, and was enthusias-
tically received Ijy a tremendous
crowd which blacked the way to the
Coliseum on every street. He says
Teddv has not changed much since
hi8 visit to the Big Pasture four
years ago, and is as mnch as ever
the popular idol of the people.,
F. W. Sampson is the proud
possessor of a new Harley-Davi-
son motorcycle, with which he is
touring the country surroundin g
Altus. Sampson has secured the
agency here for the machines.
The weekly nwotingof the B. P.
0. Rika wan held last night in the
camnieneia! elub room* and over
60 meaabara were preaant. The
mwt important bun mess before the
lodge nan adopting by-laws, se-
lecting a meeting place until such
a time aa the permanent home is
completed, aud the election of
officers for the new Elk year whieh
begin* April 1.
The Maeonio hall over the City
Natioual Bank was agreed upon as
a meeting place, and nfter this
question was disposed of the lodge
proceeded with the election of offi-
cers. The election last night re-
sulted iu the following officers be-
•I. Ed VanMatre, Exalted Ruler.
Brodie Hamilton, Esteemed
H. W. Johnson, Esteemed Loyal
J. 0. Adkins, Esteemed Lectur-
A. C. Lewis, Secretary.
Tom Moore, Treasurer.
John C. Kirby, Ben Russell.
Will Inee, Trustees.
B. L. Boyle, Tyler.
Severai'other officers, including
Inner Guard and Organist, have
yet tc be appointed by the Exalted
Ruler, who will attend to the mat-
ter at his earliest convenience.
The lodge will meet only twice a
month after business has settled
down into a regular routine, but
for the time being it was thought
best to meet each Wednesday
Local No. 13009, of the Ameri-
can Federation of Labor, (colored)
met Tuesday night in regular ses-
sion at the Altus Transfer Barn,
and three new members were in-
stalled. After the candidates were
duly installed some interesting
talks from the members were heard.
Among the speakers were G. W.
Brown, Lee Grady and W. C.
Cheeks, president of the local. The
union has a membership of 25-of
the best colored men in the city.
Kodak films at Bumbarger's.
Knox Furniture Co.
Hiak&s* Fsisiftie. Cuprt*. Maids*.
TSasfam.. sad Uadtftakiac Cos*.
1 UNDERTAKING A SPECIALTY
Cti Aanscied Day or Night
IXqr sad Nigh Phoas 223
Dsy PW 212
Ni«kPlMae 349 PW 362
1 Remember, We Are Still Building Houses
jfc Here is your chance to get a home of your own on easy payments. Two new houses will be started in Elmwood Park next week.
^ We now have two new houses in the Corbin & Russell addition, and can give you immediate possession.
I Don't Pay Real! Own Your Home-It Is Easy On Our Terms
$ We also have a few vacant houses to rent today. Must see us at once on these. If you want to borrow money on improved
£ property anywhere in the city we can make you the best terms. No delay in setting your money. Come and talk it over with us. 0
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Shepard, Susie W. & Shepard, Horace W. The Altus Times. (Altus, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 16, 1911, newspaper, March 16, 1911; Altus, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc404540/m1/1/: accessed November 13, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.