The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 157, Ed. 1 Monday, May 24, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA MONDAY EVENING
MAY LM 19 0 9.
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SUNDAY EVENING VISI
TATIONS kEGULT IN
STORM NEAR FORMER
Woman and Three Children
Carried Away By Overflow-
ing Creek Waters
At least four lives have been lost.
'Others are endangered and thousands
of dollars' dainage has' betm.'dtaie to
railway ami farm property by flood
that prevails today in th.ev northeast-
ern part oi 1 "Oklahoma as- 4'cesult ot
four days' continuous rainfall which
last night u places culminated in a
cloudburst. The known dead are
Mrs. W. W. Brown and her three little
children 'Who were carried down
stream with their farm house from
near poraker. Near Foraker several
othei' persons were forced to seek
nfety on top of their houses. All
streams are bank full nrtd still rising
rapidly. Three or four bridges prin-
pally on th Missouri Kansas and
lexas have been damaged. At Tulsa
the Arkansas river is doing much
damage and near Partlesville the Ca-
ney river is out of its banks.
Special to the Daily Leader.
Crescerl Okla. May 21 Three
mail;' cyclones visited this' section of
the comity between two and eight
o'clock Piindt afternoon. The first
storm which iiel like it would -destroy
everything in sight formed short-
ly after two o'clock southwest of here
across the Cimarron river in King-
fisher county and went up and down
striking only iu places describing a
path from a quarter h a mile wide
in places doing great damage to the
timber and orchards.
The first dwelling struck wis on J.
.; Leach farm nine miles southwest
of here wbich- wss completely de-
molished. The house was occupied by
a colored family by the name of Young
The family were away on a visit and
escaped uninjured. Pieces of the
house which was a three-room frame
structure were strewn all over the
" The storm took a northwesterly
course and took off chimneys and
!oor.r;e.l foundations of dwellings
along Its path. Several chimneys in
Crescent were blown down ami the
streets were obstructed by trees up-
rooted by the storm.
Family Sought Cid'ne Cave
The large barn on the farm of J.
H. Cule who resides five miles west
of here was completely demolishd.
Three hetsos in the barn were injur-
ed and one anima was found several
hundred feet from the baru badly
crippled. The roof of the house on
the pl?co was taken off outbuildings
carried away and the large orchard
bally damaged. The family took ref-
uge in the cyclone eve and escaped
The Second Storr)
The second storm originated about
three o'clock and firsfstruek a mile
and a hilf east of here. It took
course northward into Garfield coun
ty. The twister took the roof off of
the farm residence of D .E. Curtis a
mil and aitolf -.east of.here. Two
miles north! sOf. (he. Curtis place the
roof of a ktivn aad outbuildings were
carried away whlie on the J. J An
nis place .mili8t'qm the Curtis farm
the kitchen was torn from the house
find demolished and the chicken
house and other small buildings were
carried sway.KeThe farm house of Da-
vid Deffewtwiugh was moved off iti
foundation but the family who were
in the house escaped uninjured. A
tenment house directly across the
read which was unoccupied was
blown completely into fragments.
The Third Visitation
The third storm occurred just north
of here between seven and eight
o'clock and rlos to the town before
31 had spnit its force In tearing down
telephone' lines uprooting trees and
obstructing the highways with wreck
age. Neirly all of the rural telephone.
lines a"e out of commission. The
barn and outbuildings on Mrs. Kelley's
farm three milou north of here w
the oiilv ojics reported to have been
bjown away by. thV I bird twister.
This all occurred before the hail
end wind Urui- ratae Vt!'A1t hough the
In II was very htVyiI Ma serckm not
much daiflafce'fa h-ported to- tfle fat-
ten crop it not .'Being -out " of
ground much. "
Heaviest R3jnfai in History
Kanr-as rfit T f b.."'y 24-Vortiorts
of Northwestern WMhoma 'a'ftl'f'Si'.lntn-
eastern K-Nnsa:'.4vH faxtierieticecfs' :oTie'
the heav $"''- Wi'if a tlii a blst'Jaat
night At "'-ffifta' tV''GraW
and ether stream.-; are swollen '0
flood stage causing much damage to
railroad property and farms and Af-
ton twelve miles east of Vtnit.3i
town of fifteen hundred is partifily
submerged. At ('Hale fifteen KieVs
west of Vtnita. a nortion of the t.r-f-fie
wnrk of sst. T.ouis ano M.in Fri-
eisco railway bridge has been carrb!
nvny. Other bridges are in danger
nnd tiftiii service Ik demoralised.
In the vicinity w Wellington Kan
sas six ircbes of rain fell in three
hours last night In a rritory fifteen
miles iu length extending from
South Haven a few miles south of
Wellington into Oklahoma. The rain
was accompanied by sheets of
that beat wheat corn and oats
From Muskogee conies report tint
following a continuous rain of four
days in that vicinity a terrific down
pour last night has caused the Cana-
dian and Arkansas rivers and tribu-
taries to rise rapidly. Streets am;
many houses were flooded.
The rain continues today.
Woman and Three Children Drown
(Oklahoma Press Service)
Foraker Okla. May 4 Mrs. Weady
V. IUown and three young children
were drowned last night in Salt Creek
when the overflowing stream swept
way their house the result of an
unprecedented rain and hail storm.
The bodies of the lost were carried
toward the Arkansas river. Rescuers
are searching. Brown was unaoie 10
save his family and narrowly escap-
Robert Bridges and family saved
their lives on a house top. Immense
hail and raging waters damaged crops
thousands of dollars.
Cloudburst at Muskogee.
(Oklahoma Press Service;'
Muskogee Okla. May 24 A verti-
able cloudburst last night overflowed
the streets suspended street car traf
fic and destroyed growing crops. Ter-
Ific lightning and hail aeeompanin
the rain. Water on downtown streets
was a foot deep flooding eeUarss.
Lightning strikes House
Special to the Daily Leader.
Arkansas City. Kas.. May 24 One
Dining the storm lightning struck
the home of Mrs. Jennie Clayton a
two-sto'-y building and damaged u
considerably. S.everal members of the
hmily wire stunned by the shock but
no one h-es seriously injured.
Three Inches of Water Falls
Special to the Daily Leader.
Clerfeoe Ok' v May 21 The rain ol
last nig.it: in Glencoe township was
cue os the rnrctcKt tiru in:; oin set
tiers remember. About three inches
of water fell in. twenty minutes and
huud'f tls of acres of com were wash-
Tra-f.'ic B?dly Hampered
(Bv Associated Press)
Ft. Worth Texas. May 24 Railroad
traffic and telegraph telephone serv-
ice into Oklahoma is badly hampered
owing to washouts. Rock island
train:.' are late here other roads sim
(Oklahoma Prcsa Service)
Uartlesville Okla May 24 -The
"Katy" bridge "south of here was
wished out last night. The Caney
river is rising a foot an hour. The
precipitation was five inches.
. (Oklahoma Press Service)
Fnid Okla. May 24 Storm damage
was extensive anout ran hi. unc wo-
man wus perhaps fatally injured by
l'ghlnni. The Rock Island road near
Blarkwell was washed out and all
mln.; are delayed.
(Oklahoma Press Service)
Partlesville Okla. May 24 James
Nooe who forfeited fifteen hundred
bond awaiting trial for slashing Mar-
shal Brown of Dewey was recaptured
t. Yosso N M. and returned here
today by Siheilff John Vanu.
BOY FELL UNDER TRAIN
McAlester Okla. May 24 Guy Roe
aged thirteen son of Shorid Roe of
Old Town w is killed while riding the
trucks of a "Katy' train Saturday eve-
ning. Roe was in Arkansas at his
mother's funeral when notified of
his son's death.
BOY DRAGGED TO DEATH
(Oklahoma Protss Service)
Texmo Okla. May 2--Thc eight-yeir-old
son of J. E. Wilson was drag-
ged to death by a horse Sunday eve-
ning by n rope lied about the lad's
w.ilst. H" was watering a horse
when the animal frightened and ran.
(By Associated Press)
New -Orleans. May 24 Tonight tin
t.eltled; showers in east cooler; Tuesday-
genet ally f ilr.
In police eoirt today Bert Garrison
an ex-policeman and Reece Reed an-
swered to a charge of fighting. Four
others paid $10 fines for drunkcnne'is
3 nil four hoboes were given six days
" 1m ?i"d-
ft !( .- !
Ills. May 24 Both May
September wheat established new
ii 'econis on ttia ooara oi inup
tofav. largely on bullish reports from
K'nsaP predicting a crop shortage in
that state May wheat early sold at
. inHiar tiiii-i-iin -uu- iiurfiiei.
one and eighth cents over Saturday.
S';;.'tenilir . brought a doiUr-t-n
whicit is seven-eighths
SEVERE ELECTRIC STORM
WITH HEAVY RAIN
Boll Strikes Residence and Oc-
cupants are Shocked-Much
Damage to Crops
The cJec'rlc storm which occurred
early last evening was accohipauiod
by half an inch of hail and 1.5 inctios
of sweeping rain did much damage
In Guthrie and vicinity. This makes
the fourth rain with over an inch of
rainfall within the past few days with
continued showers today and indica-
tions for more rain this week.
It was just a year ago today that
the first high water of 1308 visited
Oklahoma flooding many places doing
ume'ii. damage to crops destroying
much property and tying up railroad
traffic lor a week.
Uamage to Cotton.
Last night's hail did much damage
to young cotton in this section. Re-
ports from various sections of Logan
and surrounding counties indicate cot-
ton is damaged to such an extent that
much of it 'will have to be re planted
in many localities. Where an extra
heavy sowing was made the hail left
euoiig'4 cotton for a fair tit and as the
cotton has not as yet been chopped.
The hail ir reported to have been gen-
eral throughout this section with heav-
ier rain and hail to the west and
south than here.
Wire Service Disabled.
Although no heavy wind accompan-
ied last night's storm the long distance
wires of the Pioneer Telephone com-
pany are practically disabled today and
there is much wire trouble locally.
The electrical display during the
storm was the most pronounced in
years. Lightning struck several trees
south of the city and in Highland park
and the residence of Mr. and Mr. A.
!'l. Marr Hit Fast. Noble avenue
knocking Mr. and Mrs. Marr senseless
and -allocking (he entire household. The
bolt struck with a terrific crash and
with such force that people residing in
the immediate neighborhood ran out
into the rain thinking their own house
had been struck.
The bolt struck the chimney and
came down the flue in the kitchen of
the Marr residence iu which room Mr.
and Mrs. Marr were standing. The
room was filled with brimstone. Cook-
ing utensils In the kitchen were melt-
ed the electricity burning holes
through the heavy granite ware. Mrs.
Marr who 'iiad not been well com-
pletely collapsed after the lightning
struck and is still confined to her iort
.vhile Mr. Marr who is part owner hi
ihe Guthrie Marble works although
at work still complained of his head
this morning Their son who opened
the kitchen door to go to the rescue
of 'his parents was knocked down by
the electricity which came from the
kitchen as he opened the door. A
young man who was calling at the
Marr house and who was sitting on
a lounge which had steel springs and
steel buttons was thrown ceilingward.
The three daughters of Mr. and Mrs.
Marr were also badly shocked by Hie
bolt of lightning. The telephone in the
house was burnt out and many other
'phones in the neighborhood are out
Limbs from shade trees were strewn
Other Damage Noticeable
on the sidewalks all over the city this
A cyclone is repor'ed to have done
considerable daina.te in Kingfisher
county last night while reports from
Oklahoma City state there was a heavy
storm there last night with a nigh
wind which did some little -damage.
The Fastern Oklahoma passe.jer
train was la'e in arriving today and
a heavy track is reported. On tile Ft.
Smith & Western road but little t.ralTo
was m tempted today with the pasen-
ger trains running in waer in several
places neai 'A'cilston.
T'h- Furrow coinnanv rrroennour.e
Kgain suffered much damage last nigh'
by the hail between 2:nun and 3."i.ot
feet or glass being broken by the hail.
The loss -U fully covered by insurance.
Say Cotton la Not Much Damaged.
..Secretary Clinics Barrett of the
state bB-rd n( .azrleultur" and V. W.
(iijst cotti-n reporter In Okhbnma for
.theidparlnifnt of ar.riMiH ure ;.
Washington report this afternoon
that the bail did not do much dam-
age to I'hj prowing rot ton 'nd corn
except hi some localities- and that
Iho cotton generally ever ti': state
was not far enough a ivanced to havej
beet much d:i.rna-:ed.
The local stra--brry crop was
badly catnaKed ny the nail.
. Tli. Guthrie Street C-ir company
suffered some slight damage at the
car barn r.s the result of the electric
SU)!'!3't . j
JUDGES FAILED 10 USEE
Associated rn s)
Mo.- May 21. Dt:
;ff';iioT;l: two on tin-
t-fnrtient's jeirft to dissolve th.
inal Kailioad associt!.n of Sr.
as an unlawful combination of com
poling companies the judges of the
Unii"d Sialf-s Supremo court have
certified t-h' cr.se direct to the Vnlted
States Supreme court.
RECORD OF-FJUUI UDJW5
DT STATE LAST WEEK
The folowing farm loans have been
made during the week ending May 22
by the lx)an department of the School
Sarah Mogan Oklahoma Oklahoma
Adam Welds Grand Ellis county
G. I. Edmlsson Engliwood Kan.
Harper county $1500.
William H. Black Tecumseh Pot-
tawatomie county $700.
Robert Har! Falrview Major county
V S. Sackett Say re Beclham coun-
ty $1250. " t r
George Button Vici Dewey county :
John 15. Long; Sayre Beckham coun-
Lvdia Twitly Foyll Rogers county
E. F. Stephens Cheyenne Roger
Mills county $500.
James L. Ruy'c Dil. a Cimarron
Alexander MoOlellan Kiel Kingfish-
er county $2000.
Bernard Ullrich Beaver Beaver
Mary J. Cunningham Elmwood
Beaver county $500.
Cannie 10. Foster Kingfisher King-
fisher county. $1000.
SEEKS JO ESGSPE
Wichita. May 24- Through his at-
torneys Adams and Adam:; of Wich-
ita Geo.gi! Hand lis a negro and part
Indian pre making an effort today
to get re'eased from prison on a lm-he-is
corpus before the arrival of the
Randal.-; was arrested by the Wich-
ita police on Fri lay. He is chirpe'l
with breaking into the home of John
S. Clever a. F.-isco conductor ami
stealing -i large amount of good:;. Af-
ter leaving he hitched a ho'se to a
carriage and made his escape lie
was recognised by ex-policeman S.
'r. Williams who 'ji-.'sted in making
Sheri'f J. C. Campbell of Enid ar-
tived here todjy expecting to take the
man back to Enid. but. lie refused to
go without requisition papers. He has
been causing the officers of Kind
much trouble di .'ing th" last ten yen's
and is wanted very badly. The offic-
ets hope io thwart the efforts of Run-
dais and his attorneys.
(Oklahoma Press Association)
Tulss. Okla. May 2) -With a bun
dred witnesses waiting the Federal
grand jcry resumed the town lot in-
vestigation at nine o'clock this morn-
ing. Judge Marshall is rushing the
work to complete the investigation
Tuesday if possible. Watiseon Ohio
witnesses were on the stand this
Special to the Dally Leader.
Washington. D. ('. May 24 The
charges of misconduct against W. J.
Gregg M. L. Molt and S. R. Rush who
represent the government In the prone-
oinion of Governor Haskell and others
In .what Is known as the "town lot
frauds" in Oklahoma were rooelved by
l';p attorney general today. They are
filed by Haskell "and other defend-
ants" who ask that ihe attorneys
named ho removed from the prosecu-
tion of those cases upon the grouni's
that they have combined by Improper
moans "to secure unlawfully Indict-
ments against the said C. M. Haskell
The attorneys are charged with In
timidating witnesses with conducting!
a publicity campaign through fie news-
papers to discredit the defendants and
with other improper methods all In-
tended "to get Haskell." Wi'h the
charge" are several clippings from
newspapers and a copy of a letter al-
leged to have been written by Mott to
Joseph L. Norrla chairman of the Ok-
lahoma Republieaii committee.
In thi.i letrer Mo't refers lo the lis-
teresit. of "the While House" In tne
in Oi-eeuiion of Haskell. NorrlK Is asked
to use hi.4 Influence with a press as-
sociation and ee-taln newspapers with
a vi'w to the publication of art Hps re-
sard Ing Ha.-.kfU's connection with the
-ind cases about the time the grand;
inry would meet. It is said that. Nor-j
rja refused to eonlply with Mot s
request and that the latter then em-j
ployed a newspaper man to prepare j
the articles and secure tioor publica-
tion. Reference is made to attacks
upon Haskell la the Tulsa World
iwhleh it. Is lleti"d is controlled by
If " a
I i I fc J U lai
FAITH IN' FIDELITY OF
DIDN'T EVEN WAIT
TO OE IDENTIFIED
Enid Oklahoma Girl Unfolds
Story ot Unfaltitiiiness
Special to Dally Leader.
Kansas City Mo. May
Florence Henderson came
City from Enid Okla. yesterday morn-
ing she was a firm believer iu the
fidelity and constancy of mankind but
her belief received a aevero shook later
In the day when tfho 'believes the
man sihe was to meet and marry turned
on his heel nnd fled the moment he
laid eyes on her.
Harris McCauley of Oiraa was to
meet Miss Henderson at thw Union de-
pot yesterday she said armed with
ail the credentials attendant uprtii u.e
performance of a marriage ceremony
La to- In the afternoon Miss Hender-
son sought Mrs. OUie Everlngham mat-
ron at the depot and unfolded thoc
story of the unfaithfulness of man.
"He twas to wear a pink carnation
in his buttonhole and I 'had a wl e
one on my coat" she said tearfully.
"There were so tunny men iwith flow-
ers in their buttonholes that 1 hardly
knew which one was Harris. Of course
I had his pho'ograph 'but then one
never can go much by them.
He Turned and Fled.
"When I did see a man that re-
sembled and wonted to fill his descrip-
tion I sarted to go for him and when
I was almost to within ten feet he
looked directly at nio for a moment
then turned ami hurried up the stairs.
I was so taken back that 1 could have
cried out and I did not dare to follow
It i in. I ant-mire that It was Harris."
The matron tried to comfort the dis-
traught young woman and succeeded
in convincing her that her best plan
would bo to go back home and forget
the young man.
"After all this time and all the
things he told mo in his letters to
think bo would treat me like i this"
Then .she told jf tlm c.lrc.uiiistaiiee
under which they had become ac-
quainted. Nearly two years ago while
she was working In the wrapping de-
partment of a Chicago soap manu-
facturing plant Miss Henderson and
two other girls on a dare wrote their
names on slips of paper and wrapped
them in with cakes of noup.
Sack to Enid for Her
Two months later Florence received
''ier first letter from McCauley. When
she went to Oklahoma she continued
the correspondence. Photographs were
exchanged and the final windup o the
affair .was planned two weeS:sago.
They were to meet In Kansas City In
the regulation "matrimonial bureau
The girl had but $5 In her purse
when she arrived having spent the rest
of her savings for her wedding dresses.
Mrs. Everlngham m ado up the balance
from her "emergency fund" and
bought Iter a ticket to Enid. Miss
Henderson left last night over the
Hock Island at 8:20 o'clock resolved
never again to place confidence with
a man until she can meet hliu face to
face and talk II. over first.
McCauley describes himself in a let-
ter to the girl as -being 5 feet 11 Inches
In height weight. 170 pounds daili
hair and complexion n moo t'h shaven.
Miss Henderson ail the man she be-
lieved to be 1ier fiance roro a suit of
light gray clothes and a black derby
Miss Henderson is blonde and good
looking. Sho was dressed in white
ready for the ceremony.
LET EVERYBODY ATTEND
Remember the meeting of Ihe citi-
zens at tha city hall tomorrow even-
ing. The further platm and reports
regarding f&e Mountain Valley and
Plains railroad will be considered.
All are earnestly urged to be present.
Tiie Importance of the occasion can
not be too strongly Impressed 'Upon
all Guthrie cHlmi;-;. ; ;
WILL 1EDIATE STRIKE
(By Associated Press)
Washington May 21. As a result
Ul tOM-Ult If li4J A t;U-'lM ll
Mediation to use its efforts to sol He
the sinka of firemen on the Georgia
railroad Commissioner of Labor Kelll
will leave for Atlanta tonight.
ROCKEFELLER AT WLESflLLE
(Okhhoma Prss Service)
Bartlesville Okla.. May 24 John
D. Rockefeller junior and Standard
Oil officials anivel in a special car
ihis morning. A. C. Bedford a. Stand-
ard Oil bead announces that the
Standard will devtdop the oil p.nd gas
holdings of this county to be the best
gas fields in the country.
POLICEMAN SHOOTS 2 NEGROES
(Oklahoma Press Service)
Muskogee Okla. May 21 Police-
man Sam Tuik shot and perhaps fa-
tally woended Charles Austin and an-
other negro in a street fight this
morning. Austin was resisting arrest.
PHILIPPINE TARIFF BILL
(By Associated Press)
Washington M.-jy 24 The Philip-
pine tariff bill was finally passed by
the House today.
SUNDAY SCHOOL RALLY
The Logan County Sunday school
rally Sunday afternoon proved a de-
cided success. The First Baptist
ohurrih was well filled with enthus-
iastic Sunday school workers from
every church organization in the city
and from the surrounding country
M. !. Armani mut presided. Dr. L.
H. Buxton of Oklahoma City and R.
C. Kinkaide secretary of Oklahoma
Sunday School association were pres-
ent and made helpful talks. M. I.
Armnnlrout. J. C. Mahr J. 10. Nlss-
loy J C. Templeton and other local
Sunday school workers made rihort
talks. The following officers were
elected for the ensuing year:
J. E. N'lssley superintendent of the
West Side Methodist Sunday nchool
president; A. C. Mahr superintend-
ent of the Sunday school of the M.
IS. church South vice president;
Clifford Porter secretary of tlhe
Presbyter dan Sunday school secre-
tary; 10. M. Chester of the Christian
church Sunday bcIiooI treasurer and
Miss Blanche Huge corresponding
The State Sunday school conven-
tion opens at. Enid tomorrow ami two
special cars of delegates will pass
through Guthrie at 5 o'clock this
afternoon en route to Knld over the
Denver Enid sand Gulf road. One
car of delegates is from Guthrie and
ml joining towns nd the other car
from Shawnee Oklahoma City and
other southern points.
(Oklahoma Press Service)
Enid Okla. May 24 Fully a thou
-.and Sunday school workers of Okla
lioma and Texas .arrived today for the
convention tonight and Tuesday. J.
M. Hall Tulsa W. H. Curtis Shaw-
ue ami George D. Willlngham of Ho
hart ire among the. experts here ad
vanclng the school Idea
MEN ATTACKS SUGAR TRUST
(H Associated Press.)
Washington May 24. A vigorous
attack on the so-called Sugar trust
was- made by Senator Owen of Okla-
homa In the Senate today.
MABEL THE IS SEAR END
(Oklahoma Pros Service.)
Shawnee. Okla. May 24. W. F.
Durham Journal clerk at the Decem-
ber court term was the only witness
today In the Maben trial. His testi-
mony was that the court directed
proceedings for raids on bootleggers
but that officers were ' not to act
without search 'Warrants The trial
is near an end.
SERMON" AT ST. LOOIS
BMhop Francis Key Brooke of the
Episcopal church In Oklahoma
preached the annual "Flower Sermon"
at Christ Church cathedral yesterday
In St Imls. This sermon is provided
for by the will of the late Henry Slhaw
and is continued to be given always
by different clergymen of diailnc'lon
every Billing. Annually at t'h In time
the altar and chancel of the church Is
piled high with flowers in memory
of the founder of the Missouri botani-
Bishop Brooke was formerly rector
of St. Peter's church In St. Unils but
has been in Oklahoma as bishop of this
d'ocese for t ilrteen years a ad las
made a remarkable record in; bnlbt-
diurch in thi.i Mate
near relative of Francis Key
tnor oi j ne uir-.-i'iijiui!ij'cii i
Two years ago Hljufti-'Hrookl !
into prnrnlnoncc nationally In jnlmn
with tile bishops of Colorado and sev-
eral other Ktates iu a protest to Wash-
ington against the military features rf
tfcs (hen approaching Jamestown Ex-
position in their protest their opin-
ion was expressed that the carrying out
fif the military program at Jamestown
"can onlv worl. immense mischief to
the world" and that It :.. "calculated
to sue t uib tevei ui uuiti-aj jjo it-
ment and emulation In our people at
a time .where it is precisely what we
and most ep.rneKt!y co-onerato to
discourage" . e.mj&.
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ST. LOUIS MEN EXPRESS
IRE SHOWN cin iE
Surprised at Evidences
Brbwfri and Prosperllif !
The one hundred St. Loufa merch-
ants representing; the Interstate
Merchants' association of St. Louis ar-
rived In Mio capital city this nwreins
at. 11:10 on a special train consisting
of four Pullman ears over the Santa Fe
from Oklahoma City where they spent
Sunday. The members of the Gutnria
chamber of commerce met. the visitors
at the Union station. Led by Vies
President Llllie of the chamber of
commerce the party headed 'bv Sey-
mour's hand of St. Louis paraded the
principal business streets ending at
the city hall where an Informal recep-
tion iwas held.
Mayor Farquharson Welcomes.
J. VV. McNeal acted as chairman of
the meet ing and afler a good fellow-
ship speech he Introduced Mayor Far-
quharson who delivered the trad Clonal
keys of the city to the distinguished
guests paying a glowing tribute to the
St. Louisans for their efforts In plac-
ing Gut'Irrie and Oklahoma upon tha
map declaring that the people of Ok-
lahoma were indped grateful to thos?
'hat gave them aid. He spoke of the
great resources of Logan county and
Oklahoma and asked the visitors to
look Into them -while here. He urged
them to send their younp mento the
"land of opportunity and to make their
trade extension trips tnose frequent."
St. Louis Merchant Responds. "
Henry T. Kent a merchant of St.
louiij and former president of the St.
I joii In Civic league responded to the
address of welcome in a pleasing man-
ner. Ho thanked the capital city for
her hospitality and 'her recognition Of
indebtedness to the St. Jjouisans ihA-
ahy John W. Noble who bo Bah!
erected the first business 'block In
Guthrie. He spoke of what St. Loula
had done for Oklahoma In building up
her railroads BtatlnR that 19000000
of St. Inils money htid helped build
'he railroads t develop the new cow-
nionwealtih. VV. H. O'Brlan of the American Lite
Insurance company also delivered as
address. He stated that they thought
they were trade boosters but fouJ
they twere not when they reached
lahoma declaring that there twere n"
boosters tike Oklahoma boosters who
were always up and doing. He spoke
of the fortunate condition In the new
state of helnsc built up ly Che middle
classes of men. who he declared were
the ones that did things. He predicted
'hat Oklahoma would beoomo ona of
the richest agricultural states In th
Union owing to the fact that It hag
a climate where any kind of crops can
bo raised and had broad fertile fields
and foresaw that the era of prosperity
in the new state bad but Just com-
menced. Galen Crow and John Golobi ls5
Boosting Centennial Celebration
The St. louisans are boosting tot-
i bis attendance from Oklahoma to
he centennial celebration of the In-
corporation f Hie city of St. Louis
to be held the first week of October
GulhrlH Is th farthest city to &
webL the ol. ili(S iKXaiOr ft li VioL
They returned to Oklahoma CHy et
1:50 after being; taken for a trolley
ride over the city by the chamber of
commerce. They will visit Shawnee
Comment of Viaitort
"Wo have had a very deHjthtfui
trip" said James p. Coylo. "The
crops look well throughout the sec
tion wo have traversed. Strawberries
are ripe hi Missouri and peaches iz
Arkatis-is Oklahoma and North Tex-
as never looked hotter. The South-
west Is a great country."
E. B. F.vatiH president of tba In-
terstate Merchants' association ex-
pressed himself 8s surprised t the
Oontlnonii on Page EJftit
STREET CARS FOR CHICKASHA
Chlckssha . Okla.. 'iUy 24 This
it y is ; practioUly burred of t
street cai liu.PO. the application o?
Lawrence -Martin- for 8 franchise
which H to be roij ddercd by th city
rounctl tonight. Martin agrees to bt-
gin construction within five months
and four nil tan will be operate-! the
Volume Is Noc Received.
State Librarian S. O. Davis ve-
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librarian has not received Up to this
date copies of Volume 20 Oklahoma
Reports neither for as.lo or distri-
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Niblack, Leslie G. The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 32, No. 157, Ed. 1 Monday, May 24, 1909, newspaper, May 24, 1909; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc615015/m1/1/: accessed May 27, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.