Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 18, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha Oklahoma Saturday January 18 1919
H a IP f RQQ
Farmers Trade Horses in Spring
Bad Blood Results; "Herd-
La wed" Stock Bring3
Quarrel to Head.
IN WHICH ONE DIES
"I Beat Him to It" Says Pil-
grim in Jail'; Says Dead Man
Armed and Tried to Pull
"He started to pull his gun and I
beat him to it" said J. P. Pilgrim
in the county jail this morning in
speaking of Iho shooting that oc-
curred in the public road about five
miles south of Rush Springs yester-
day and which ended the life of II.
The trouble that led up to the
shooting Pilgrim stated dated hack
several weeks to a time when he
had taken up soma of Graham's
stock under che herd law. The
stock had trespassed and had been
eating Pilgrim's feed and two
yearling calves were in hi) field
yesterday Pilgrim stated adding
that he was going to put them up
when he met Graham in the road
and the trouble followed.
Tells of Shooting.
"We live about a half mile apart"
said Pilgrim this morning. "I saw
a couple of yearlings in the field
and started up there to put them
up. I had my shotgun. After I left
Alio house I saw uranam leave his
house. He was riding a horse and
I was on foot. I tried to drive the
stock in but he ran them by me.
After he had passed about 20 feet
by me I shouted to him that the
stock was in my feed.
"With that he turned around and
rode back and cussed me. He called
me everythi u he could think of and
said I had no right to live on the
place that I occupy. Then he asked
me "What I was doing with that gun.
I told him I was carrying it. He said
VVell shoot it! You S b!'
"Beat Him to It."
t "He pulled his glove off his right
hand and started to pull his gun. I
beat him to it that's all."
From Pilgrim's story it seems
that the trouble has been brewing
since last spring when they traded
horses in which transaction Gra-
ham apparently was out-traded.
"He was pretty mad about that
horse trade but I went right on
meeting him and speaking to him.
He spoke to' me too but after I
put up his yearlings several weeks
ago he has not spoken to me" said
Waits for Officers.
After the shooting Pilgrim re-
turned to his home and waited
there until officers from Rush
Springs came fof him. He was
brought to Chickasha last night on
the Firefly by Deputy Sheriff Dry-
den and lodged in the county jail.
Early this morning the charge
against him had not been filed but
it was expected that through the
county attorneys office the charge
would be filed during the day and
the date of his preliminary hearing
Pilgrim is a man of a Dour 30
years of age is married and his
family consists of a wife and two
children. Graham was about 45
years of age and had a family. Both
Pilgrim said that when the shoot-
ing occurred Graham "had a gun
on" but that after the killing Mrs.
Graham came and removed the gun
returning with it to 'their home.
ISSUE MARRIAGE PERMIT
Marriage license was Issued yes-
terday afternoon by County Judge
Davenport to Wilson Hankins 28
Middleburg and Miss Fannie Bailey
The judge also Issued another li-
cense to C. A. Hobbs 41 and Miss
Mary Souders" 22 and performed the
matrimonial ceremony for this cou- Monday at 2:30 with Mrs. Orin Ash- manager for mof muncipal govern-
ple. Both parties were from Pocas- ton 1027 South Seventh street. A ment should be adopted in all cities
6et 'full attendence is desired. of over 6000 inhabitants."
BE HELD AT
In compliance with a suggestion
from the United States department
of agriculture working in conjunc
tion with its extension forces a
meeting to boost food production in
Grady county will he held at the
City hall at 1 p. m. Tuesday Janu-
ary 28. Details for plan3 of food
saving and production will be
worked out at the meeting.
J. W. Owens county agricultural
agent who has charge of the move-
ment in this county says:
"The department of agriculture at
Washington together with all the
extension forces working under its
direction has made a careful sur-
vey of farming conditions through-
out the United States and is now
admonishing every one interested in
producing farm crops live stock and
gardens that of all years this is the
one to plan a safe and sane system.
"The details of such a system
must be worked out by local peo-
ple. They know what will and
what will not do to i) nd upon for
safety. The depa' ' u does not
mean to convey-' .iy manner tht
a wholesale ca' -aigii will suit 1 I'
alike. It cod.js to us ar" s:
'You must work out your b-
lems.' We should apprec is
and if possible unite upon some
definite action to accomplish our
"The time is very short for get-
ting together on a safe plan. We
must meet in a representative body
and decide just how to proceed. To
this end Mr. Jas. A. Wilson state
director has requested that I call a
meeting of . the district councils o
meeting of the district councils of
defense livestock associations wom-
en's clubs fair directors chamber ot
commerce poultry associations
bankers business' men farmers and
all others interested to meet in
Chickasha January 2S at 1 p. m.
when he and others from the A. and
M. college will lay before the meet-
ing such propositions for action as
will obtain the best results."
JACK STOCK SELLS
TO GRADY FARMERS
What is said to ho one of the J
largest deals of its kind ever con-
cluded in the southwest was closed
yesterday when Driscoll Whalen &
Co. purchased the entire herd of
jack stock of the Union Hill jack
farm 48 animals in all.
W. E. Smith who has been own
er of the noted Union Hill herd
has won many prizes with the ani
mals. He declares that "Bell Boy"
one of the herd won six first prizes
at the World's Fair at San Fran
Cisco in 1915 and that he has won
shows in Oklahoma Kansas Texas
and Missouri. They have won at
every state fair in Oklahoma and
carried off all but one prize at the
fair last year he says.
"The Union Hill herd was never
defeated" Mr. Smith says. "The
herd I have just sold is the largest
ever owned by one man in Okla-
homa and they have won more
money than all other herds in Okla-
Driscoll Whalen & Co. is com-
posed of N. M. Driscoll C. Whalen
and other prominent farmers in
Grady county. Mr. Driscoll states
that the animals will be k.-pt at his
farm two and a half miles ' north-
west of Chickasha.
RETURN FROM MEET
Judge F. M. Bailey B. B. Barefoot
and C. L. McArthur returned yester-
day from Oklahoma City where they
attended a meeting of the State Bar
GUILD MEET MONDAY
The Presbyterian Guild will meet
USE HUN SHIPS TO
BRING YANKS HOME
By United Press
PARIS Jan. 18. German
merchant ships throughout
the world are turned over fur
th'j period of the armistice
for the purpose of taking
American troops home and
shipping food to Europe ac-
cording to the agreemont
signed by the armistice delo-
gates at Treves.
War Body Winds Up Work and
Quits ; Funds on Hand Go to
Charity Workers; Scouts
Get Liberty Bank.
At a meeting Friday afternoon
after winding up all unfinished bus-
iness in accordance with ir.s.iuci-
ioi s from the state council the Gra-
. v.uuM ouuc:i or uotsnse formal-
ly disbanded going out of existence.
To handle some matters in connect-
ion with the returning soldiers a de-
mobilization committee was named
composed of three members of the
executive committee of the council
T. H. Dwyer J. B. Barns and J. W.
Owens being designated to act in
this capacity. This committee will
perform such duties as are imposed
upon it by the state council.
This disposition of the Liberty
bank was discussed and it was voted
to donate it to the Boy Scouts after
authority has been received from the
state director of the war savings
committee to discontinue it. The
scouts asked for the building and
they expect to move it to Vinca park
using it as their headquarters.
With practically all debts paid the
report of Secretary L. C. Ilutson
showed that the council had funds
on hand to the amount of $167. 2D.
Du.'ing the eighteen months of its ex
istence the council has received con-
tributions amounting to ?202O.S4.
Its disbursements included $781 for
salaries and extra help; office sup-
plies stamps telephone and tele-
graph charges and sundry expenses
amounting to $587.35; building and
equipping of Liberty bank $337; do-
nation to state council $100; Carnie
lecture $47500; total $1853.55. Af-
ter any remaining outstanding debts
are paid the balance will be donated
to the United Charities and the Vol-
unteers of America.
T. H. Dwyer before the meeting
adjourned took occasion to express
the kind feelings of the members to-
ward their chairman Alger Melton
and the latter passed some bouquets
to his associates. A vote of thanks
to the council's stenographer and
clerk Mr3. Frank Elliott was passed
and Mrs. Elliott .was also given a
more substantial evidence of the
council's appreciation of her services.
OF HIGH SCHOOL
Wayne Sanders Reuben Coleman
and Willie Faye Corbin with Clari-
bel Burford as alternate are the de-
bating team that will represent
Chickasha high school in the series
of debates to come. This was decid-
ed at the try-outs last night in
which the teachers of the high
school composed the hoard of
judges. A number entered the con-
This team will meet other teams
in the Third district the schedule
jfor which meet is yet to be an-
nounced. The winner in this dis
trict will go to Norman to com-
pete in the state-wide contest. The
question is: Resolved That the city
Tonight and Sunday not
change in temperature.
Maximum B5; minimum 31.
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J. A. Ilousemnr
T. S. King p
Ninth street .
will make t'
out home i
sold his honu
. Corbin. J!
the agency of
no to C.
Writes Wilson Willing to Stop
Propaganda If Allies Quit
Fighting; Counter Revolt
By United Press.
I gate to Great Bri'
I note to President
l. 18. Boris
has sent a
it peace and
;s cease hos
that the bolshevi'.
are willing to cl
propaganda if tli
tilities the Social iJumokraten 'says.
By United Press.
STOCKHOLM Jan. 18. Bolshe-
viki forces are retreating in Estho-
nia on account of a counter revolu-
tion which has broken out in Petro-
grad according to a HulHngfors d's-
patch. s . ' i
It is believed that the ' bolshevik!
government may need .strong forces
to suppress the uprising and for this
reason the Esthonian army is re-
called. 1 TTTS at f v
The preliminary hearing of Frank
Higgins flagman on the ill-fated
Frisco pasenger wrecked at Norge
on Christmas morning opened this
afternoon at 1 o'clock before Justice
of the Peace Bunnell. The defend-
ant is charged with second degree
Captain Benner Fort Sill army
officer testified as to the disposition
of the body of Lieut. James II. Mc-
Lauren killed in the wreck. John
Quinii engineer on the passenger
train was the next witness called
to the stand to tell the story of the
wreck when the freight plowed
through two coaches of the pas-
senger. Higgins is represented today by
J. W. Burns Oklahoma City lawyer
and a partner of Moman Pruitt D.
M. Cavaness county attorney and
Wm. Stacey assistant are handling
the case for the state.
HERE ARE BOCHE
TO PEACE PARLEY
By United Press.
MUNICH (Thursday) Jan. IS.
German delegates to the peace con-
ference will be the following ac-
cording to newspapers here: Prince
Lichnowsky former ambassador to
Great Britain; Count von Brockdorff
Rantzau foreign minister; Karl
Kautzsky recently under secretary
for foreign affair and Count Arco.
J. W. Stiles who recently pur-
chased the Foster property at 816
South Seventh street will move in
his home Monday. Mr. Stiles and
am;!y will move to ;is city from
C T W
GERMANS SHOOT AMERICAN
PRISONERS AS PLAY GAME
By United Press.
BKRLIX (Thursday) Jan. IS.
Germany will make affidavit ex-
Americans who were prisoners in
Gernmny wil lmake affidavit ex-
posing a number of new German
atrocities General Marries states.
The worst of these occurred when
HUN FLEET WOULD HAVE LASTED
ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES SAYS LOCAL
' LAD WHO WITNESSED SURRENDER
When the German navy quit cold
sneaked in between two lines of the
Grand fleet at Firth of Forth on No-
vember 21 and surrendered winding
up the greatest spectacle of the
kind in history O. Vaughn Ph. M.-l
U. S. N son of Mr.- and Mrs. J.
G. Vaughn C27 Dakota avenue of
this city was aboard the U. S. S.
Florida getting his eyes full.
He is here now on a short fur-
lough and Will return to his ship
soon. He enlisted just before the
declaration of war by America and
has . seen service with the Atlantic
fleet in foreign waters through the
"It was a sight that you simply
can't describe" he said in speak-
ing of the surrender. "The North
sea is usually rough but that morn-
ing must have been made for such a
spectacle. There was not a cloud
in the sky and the sea was smooth.
We got under way about 3 o'clock
on the morning of November 21 and
sailed out to meet the Germans.
The American ships formed the
third squadron in the lino. In our
squadron were the New York the
Texas Wyoming tne Arkansas and
We sailed out about 63 miles and
.sighted the Hun fleet at 9:14. Three
dirigibles had sailed over the Ger-
man squadron for observation pur-
pose:!. Our commanders were in
constant touch with the airships by
wireless. The purpose of this was
to learn whether the Germans fig-
chance and they knew it. In our
dirigibles had reported that the Ger-
mans were manning and training
their guns well they wouldn't have
lasted 15 minutes. They didn't have
a chance and they knew it. $n our
fleet every gun station was manned.
We were not permitted to load but
we had our ammunition up and
could have been firing in less than
half a minute.
"The two lines of the grand fleet
sailed out far apart but as we met
ihe Germans both lines swung in
and came alongside the Huns. We
were perhaps a mile and a quarter
from the line of German ships as we
steamed back to port. There were
all kinds of dirigibles and seaplanes
flying overhead all the way in. We
landed back in port at 11:41. Ad-
miral Beatty seemed to think that
the Germans would fight so he or-
dered all stations manned. When it
was seen that the Germans were not
going to fight we were allowed to
leave our stations and you talk
about cheering! Every tar on the
Job cut loose with his leather lungs
and to this was added the cheering
from the thousands as we came into
"About two hours after we made
port some of us went over to the
German ship Derfflinger to have a
look. We saw a dejected bunch of
sailors. They hated to surrender but
believe me they would have hated it
a whole lot more if they Bad to
fight. They impressed me a3 being
ashamed of surrendering but glad
that it was all over. The old Derf
flinger was in a dilapidated state.
She looked like she had not been
painted for a couple of years and
she appeared to me to have been
stripped of every available part. I
believe they used everything they
could off these battle cruisers to
'Before the armistice was signed
we were kept mighty busy convoy-
ing shipping. One morning off the
coast of Norway we had released a
convey and were looking at the
coast through glasses. The first
thing I knew we were right in a
nest of submarines. One of them cut
loose a couple of torpedoes at the
Florida. The only thing that saved
the Germans without provocation
fired upon prisoners who were en-
gaged in a game of football killing
mid wounding a number ofthom. The
last of the American prisoners are
now on their way homo.
A commission has been appointed
to assist in repatriating Russian
Serbian and Roumanian prisoners.
us was the quick manouvering of
the ship. We turned at full speed
with our stern toward the on-coming
torpedoes. One ot them missed us
by about ten feet while the other
missed by several hundred feet per
haps. We opened on the sub with
our small guns and a sub chaser
closed in and dropped a depth bomb
that got him.
"Wo had one more fight with a
! sub. This time we. did not see the
entire ship. Only the periscope
! showed' but our small guns soon
! found their mark and in Washing
ton we are officially credited with
getting this sub.
"After the surrender of the Ger
man fleet we put out after a few
days from the French coast and were
there for some timo before Fresi-
i dent Wilson sailed for France. Our
squadron sailed out about 100 miles
off the French coast and came" In as
a convoy to the president's fleet.
We sailed into Brest and believe
mo that was the greatest celebra-
tion I ever saw and ever expect to
see. It was wonderful. That's as
near as I can come to telling any-
thing about it.
After that we sailed for home
and landed in New York on De-
cember 2C. There again we wit-
nessed some celebration and it was
the best one of all because we
were home and the celebration was
being put on fur us."
By United Press.
BOSTON Jan. 18. Hundreds of
unemployed including 300 former
army truck drivers stormed the
city hall in a hug demonstration
against unemployment. Fearing vio-
lence the city officials called the
police who held the mob in check.
Hundreds full in line ind marched.
The police prevented the thousands
who gathered from rushiu.; the city
The mayor later sent word that
he would confer with a committee
which was appointed and conferred
with the mayor who promised to
consider their grievances and give
cox is named
Ross Cox former county clerk
who left that post to join the armv!
has been appointed clerk for the J
fctate Board of Public affairs and
will assume his duties at the state
house in Oklahoma City Monday.
Cox was a lieutenant in the army
and was recently mustered out of
the service. He was in the aviation
service stationed in Portland Ore.
Judge Will Linn's district court
will open Monday when his law ma-
chine starts grinding on the civil I
deket scheduled to last until Friday.
The criminal docket for the January!
term is set for the following week.
NEAR RIOT ' .
Poincaire Tells Delegates They
Hold Future of World in
Their Hands As He Opens
Address for Longf Meet.
Considers Has Won It on Field
of Battle Says Premier; En-
ters Conference With Its
By United Press.
PARIS Jan. 18. "You hold In
your hands the future of the world"
President Poincaire of France de
dared In his opening address to tha
The conference opened here today
with President Poincaire presiding.
President Wilson sat on the right
of Poincaire while Premier Lloyd
George of England sat on his left.
Australia Has Plans.
By United Press.
PARIS Jan. 18. Australia as a
free and independent nation ha3
shown its own peace demands for
consideration at the peace confer-
ence Premier Hughes told a repre-
sentative of the United Pres stoday.
"Australia considers that it has
won its independence on the battle-
field and politically it stands now
where the United States stood at
the end of the revolution.
"It is in this spirit that Australia
enters the peace conference with its
own progiam. The recognition of
the -itish dominions by the peace
cong. ss marks the dawn of a new
era" he said.
This is taken to mean that while
he recognizes that Australia Can-
ada South Africa No wZealand and
India are autonomous nations tied
only by sentiment to the mother-
land. "Our fighting record surpasses
that of any other nation and now
we want self-determination" he
MEET; BAZE GOES
The Employees' association of the
Oklahoma National bank held its
monthly meeting last night at the
home of M. S. Bledsoe 1102 South
Twelfth street where the members o
the organization were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Baze. The meeting was
In the nature of a farewell party giv-
en to C. E. Baze who is leaving the
employ of the Oklahoma National to
accept a position as cashier of the
First State Bank of Blanchard. The
business meeting was addressed by
the chairman H. F. Goss and by Dr.
W. S. Corbin who spoke in behalf o
the board of directors of 'the bank.
Lieutenant Roy A. Cornwell who is
assuming the duties of Mr. Baze's po-
sition in one of the bank's cages
made a talk in which he related the
duties cf military and those of civil
life and expressed his satisfaction Id
being able to return to pursuits of ni-
dustry In so favorable an environment
as that offered here.
After refreshments had been served
a social program was enjoyed in
which Miss Donahue favored the em-
ployees' organization with readings
and C. E. Baze made an address in
which he expressed his gratitude and
appreciation of the favorable connec-
tion that he had enjoyed with the Ok-
lahoma National. Mr. Baze will leaia
for Blanchard Monday to assume hla
duties with the First State bank. Mrs.
Baze will remain a short time in her
present position wit hthe Oklahoma
National when she will join her hus-
band in the home which he is estab-
ing at Blanchard.
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