Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. SEVENTEEN, No. 2, Ed. 1 Monday, January 3, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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Newt B Wire Daily From
United Press Association.
All the Local News Erery
Day in The Daily Express.
CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA MONDAY JANUARY 3 1916.
BRITISH STEAMER G
SHIP IS ADDED TO LIST
- About 100 Survivors Picked Up; Jap-
anese Steamer Also Torpedoed But
Crew Saved; Officers of Liner
' Persia Assert Positively
By United Press. s
LONDON Jan. 3. Tho steamer
Glengyle was submarined. It was an-
nounced by the admiralty today.
The firHt dispatch that was received
hero aid about one hundred survivors
had been picked up. It Is believed
that several lives were lost though' no
definite reports are yet available.
With the exception of the Lusitania
and the Arabc thg Glengyle was the
largest British vessel that has been
a war victim. It had nine thousand
tons displacement and presumably
carried a large crew.
Shortly after the news of the sink-
ing of the Glengyle was received came
the word that the Japanese steamer
Kankon Mara had been torpedoed.
Reports say tho members of the crew
When the destruction of the Glen-
gyle was first announced the ad-
miralty was making every effort to
ascertain further details In regard to
the sinking of the Irtish liner Persia
with the loss of about two hundred
It Is understood that several more
shipping firms will announce the sus-
pension of sailings through the Suez
canal within twenty-four hours as a
result of the increasing activity of sub-
marines in waters adjacent to that
point. It Is predicted that Insurance
rates on shipping throuph the Medi-
terranean will bo raised to a point
that will make It prohibitive.
The Glengyle although ordinarily a
freighter carried some passengers. A
dispatch from Malta says all of the
passengers were landed and that the
only missing are members of the
"WILSON DOCTRINE" ON
SUB. WARFARE COMING
By I'nited Tress.
WASHINGTON Jan. 3. President
Wilson's next statement on submarine
warfare will likely be a message ad-
dressed to the world containing an
announcement of tho "Wilson doc-
trine" regarding the rights of Amer-
icans the world over.
Technically it is understood this
doctrine may be embodied in a mes-
sage to Germany or Austria but it
will be intended for all other nations
particularly Bulgaria and Turkey.
American Consul Garrett at Alex
Mrs. Earl Glover who was burned
Friday of last week at her home mid-
way between Cement and Ninnekah
by the explosion of a can of coal oil
died Sunday morning at 3 o'clock and
was buried in the cemetery at Rush
Springs yesterday afternoon.
According to reports received In
Chickasha Mrs. Glover was pouring
coal oil on a fire she was attempting
to kindle when the can exploded
throwing the burning oil over her per-
son. Her husband Earl Glover is re-
ported confined to his home from
burns received about the face and
arms while attempting to extinguish
the flames which enveloped his wife.
Mrs. Glover Is survived by her hus-
Jband and one small child. She be-
longed to one of the! oldest and l:est
known Indian families in Grady
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The dispatch says the Glengyle was
sunk Sunday morning at some point
between Malta and Port Said.
Persia Survivors Tell It.
By United Press.
ALEXANDRIA Egypt Jan. 3. The
surviving officers of the liner Persia
who landed here declare positively
that the steamer was torpedoed. They
ridicule the idea that a mine sent the
liner to the bottom with the losa o
over two hundred lives.
The second officer of the Persia said
he saw the wake of the torpedo on the
port side of the vessel just before the
explosion came. No survivors were
found however who said they saw
"There was no panic on board" said
Leonard Moss a British survivor.
"The heavy loss of life was due to the
fact that the Persia sank within less
than six minutes and that most of the
passengers were at luncheon at the
' Warships and fishing vessels are re-
ported to be searching off Crete for
bodies of those lost on the Persia. It
is believed possible that some of the
passengers may have remained afloat
long enough to be rescued by Greek
President to Hasten Back.
By Vnited Press.
WASHINGTON Jan. 3. It is re
ported that President Wilson will cut
Miort his vacation at Hot Springs
Va. and return to Washington today
ac a result of the international situ
andria cables that American Consul
McNeely who was probably lost on
the liner Persia was last seen strug-
gling in the water.
Garrett said the Persia carried a 4.7
Inch gun. Consul General Skinner in
London cabled Garrett to obtain the
affidavit of Charles H. Grant the
American survivor on the vessel.
The president has terminated his
honeymoon and will arrive in Wash
ington soon. He will call a special
session of the cabinet Immediately to
consider the international situation.
By United Tress.
NEW YORK Jan. 3. Eighteen per-
sons are reported to have been killed
and many injured when the tanker
Aztec blew up this afternoon at the
Seven members of tb crew and
eleven stevedores are musing.
LOG MERIDIAN Ftp AD
SAN ANTONIO Texas. Jan. 3.
Lake Roberts official logmaker; J. H.
Techumy a photographer and G. A.
McNaughton a newspaperman left
here today to log the Meridian road
as far as Wichita Falls. They expect
to make the trip ln eight or nine days.
county being a daughter of Boone
Chandler from whom Chandler town
lOiip takes its name
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the wounded. The photograph shows the queen with Prince Alexander of
Tee at a review of the regiment in which Crown Prince Leopold the son
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BIG NEWS TOLD TO YOU
FIRST BY DAILY EXPRESS
Emperors statesmen warriors and
a staff of newspaper correspondents
circling the globe have worked to-
gether in the columns of the Daily Ex-
press during the last twelve months
to make 1915 the most wonderful year
for news in the history of journalism.
Through the Vnited Press the Daily
Express has been enabled to tap the
European war areas the orient and
domestic field for exclusive news
throughout the year. The list of cor-
lespondonts who have given the Daily
Express its brilliant stories of the war
is headed by Ed L. Keen the Euro-
pean manager of the Vnited Press.
Among those associated with him
have been William G. Shepherd at
various battle fronls; William Philip
Sinims in Paris Carl W. Ackerman in
Berlin Henry Wood in Rome and
southeastern Europe Wilbur S. For-
rest in London Charles P. Stewart
with the Ford peace expedition and
Starting ahead of all rival news re-
ports last New Year'3 day with the
story of the destruction of the British
battleship Fprmidable the Daily Ex-
press has received over the Vnited
Press wires during 1915 a continuous
stream of similarly exclusive stories.
When the Russians were finally
driven out of East Prussia last winter
it was the Daily Express and the
Vnited Press that had the story of the
titanic struggle in the northern snows.
When Count Zeppelin felt the time
had come to defend his air raiding
monsters he did so through the Daily
Express and the Vnited Press Dr. von
Bethman Hollweg the German chan-
cellor made the same selection to an-
nounce to the world after the fall of
Warsaw what Germany was still
fighting for. The prime minister of
Bulgaria through the Daily Express
and the Vnited Press proclaimed Bul-
garia's final terms for intervention in
the war just before German diplomacy
won its victory at Sofia.
The fall of the French ministry the
finding of the body of Daniel Froh-
man the description of the first Zep-
pelin raid over the heart of London
the story of the war's first battle be-
tween submarines and the Bulgarian
attack on the American flag at Mon-
astir are a few other events of the
last year the Daily Express through
the Vnited Press was able to give its
readers in advance of its rivals.
Count Okunia the Japanese pre-
mier sent to the Daily Express over
its Vnited Press wire exclusively its
story of Japan's ultimatum to China
concerning the readjustment of inter-
national relations in the Orient.
Nearer home John D. Rockefeller
told of his objections to the Anglo-
French war loan in an exclusive
Vnited Press story to the Daily Ex-
press. Over the Washington wire of
Hie Vnlled Press the Daily Express
was Informed of William J. Divan's
OF BELGIUM IS UNTBiRIFIED
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reasons for seigning as secretary of
state long before the news was known
So throughout the year the Vnited
Press wires have brought to inn
Daily Express beat after beat and
scoop succeeding scoop.
Many people do not seem to under-
stand the method by which world
news is gathered and distributed
through the medium of cables and
telegraph wires and a short explana-
tion may therefore be in order.
"Where did you get that?" is a ques-
tion that is often asked when the
Daily Express prints a piece of big
news ahead of the morning papers
that reach Chickasha the next day.
The answer is "The Daily Express
buys it and buys it every day from
the Vnited Press Association" a large
concern that makes a business of get-
ting news and distributing it The
Vnited Press has correspondents in all
parts of the world and it supplies
daily news for over five hundred after-
noon papers large and small in the
Vnited States and Canada. The
Vnited Press is one of several mu
news-gathering agencies and it de-
votes Us energies exclusively to the
service of afternoon paper's. It has
correspondents not only in foreign
lauds but also in every state in the
union and their duty is to get the
news as soon as possible after the
event happens. The newg which the
Express prints originates after the
morning papers in the larger cities
have gone to press and is therefore
distinctly the "news of today." Owing
to the difference in time between this
country and Europe the Daily Ex-
press going to press about 3:30
o'clock in the afternoon is often able
to print news that "breaks" in Lon-
don late in the afternoon or early ln
A good illustration of how the Daily
Express prints the news first occurred
last Saturday when the story of the
sinking of the British liner Persia was
told before you read it in any other
paper. The same thing happens every
day. Whenever you see a news story
in the Daily Express marked "By
Vnited Tress" you may be assured
that it Is news never before printed.
This news service costs the Daily Ex-
press considerable money and it ss
cost more f ince the war began on ac-
count of the largo additional expense
to the United Press of putting war
correspondents in the field.
"Fair tonight and Tuesday.
During twenty-four hours ending 8
a m. today:
Maximum ".3 decrees.
Minimum -5 decrees.
Death Claims D. H. Sigmon Head of Large
Furniture Concern After Brief Illness;
-Funeral Sen ices Held
BEFORE END COMES
Reaches Bedside iu Time to Be Recrgnized;
Deceased Native of North Carolina;
H;d Lived Here
The death of D. H. Sigmon occurred
at. his home In this city at 2:30 o'clock
a. m. Sunday. After a brief illness
resulting from the effects of diabetes.
Funeral services were conducted at
the residence 1213 Chickasha avenue
at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon by Rev.
Dr. Hulten of Oklahoma City and
interment occurred at Odd Fellows
David Henry Sigmon was born In
Newton N. C Sept. 26 1833 where
he spent his early boyhood. Forty-
five years ago he moved to Dallas
Texas at which time that city was
only a small town. After a short resi-
dence in Dallas Mr. Sigmon moved
to Fort Worth where he engaged In
the commission business. While in
Fort Worth he was married to Emma
Alice Thornton Dec. 18 1S7S. Four
children were born from this union.
Claude Thornton William Henry
Alma (now Mrs. T. L. Bailey) and
Julia (now Mrs. J. William Owsley)
all surviving and living in Chickasha
except the second son who died Oct.
From Fort Worth Mr. Sigmon
moved to Bowie Texas where he was
engaged in the retail furniture busi-
ness for twenty years. In 1901 ha
came to Chickasha where he had
since been engaged in the furniture
and manufacturing business in which
he employed a large number of men.
Mr. Sigmon not only occupied a
prominent place in the business inter-
Shortly before 9 o'clock Sunday
night an altercation between two 17-year-old
boys resulted in the stabbing
of Carl Long by J. T. Lillard.
Long was taken to his home at 720
Choctaw avenue and Dr. Downey
called in to dress the wound a stab
just above the left hip. Information
given out at the Chickasha hospital
this morning stated that Long's wound
would not prove serious unless unfore-
seen complications should arise.
Lillard after the cutting surren-
dered to Officers Boles and Tuck and
was held at the central police station
until this morning when he was
turned over to the sheriff's officers.
Appearing before Judge Moore this
morning arrangements were made tp
investigate the charges against Lil
lard this afternoon at which time it
is thought the wounded boy will be
able to appear in court.
According to the statement which
Lillard 13 said to have made at the
police station last evening he was es-
corting Miss Ella Munson home from
the Second Baptist church when the
trouble arose. He stated he warned
Long and a number of other boys who
were teasing him to desist and to let
him alone and that when Long per
sisted ln annoying htm he drew the
weapon a plain pocket knife from his
hip pocket and made one "swipe" at
Long inflicting the stab wound as
charged in the information which was
filed a-jninst him by the county attor
ney this- morn In sr.
ests of this community but was at
the same time an earnest active
leader in the First Baptist church of
the city having united with the
church early in life. Mr. Sigmon was
a man of exemplary habits of strong
personal convictions never hesltaiiu
to take the initiative in what he
deemed to be just and honorable. By
his upright moral life and his high
conception of business principles he
contributed much to the uplift of hiu
The business which has grown and
prospered under Mr. Sigmon's direc-
tion will be conducted by his son C.
T. Sigmon vice-president and junior
member of the firm.
Jules Sigmon the only Mviu6
brother of the deceased arrived in
Chickasha from Morristown Tenn.
Saturday morning on the Firefly Just
in time for his brother to recognize
him and tell him he was glad he was
here. He had just 30 minutes to catch
the train after receiving the message
which summoned him here. Fouf sis
ters survive the deceased three living
in Morristown and tho other in Lub-
bock Texas but illness in their fam-
ilies preventd thm from bingte
ilies prevented them from being here.
Other out-of-town relatives here for
the funeral were Mrs. Cal Sigmon of
Bowie Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Howard
Sandridge Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sig-
mon Mr. and Mrs. Whitney of Fort
Worth; H. C. Seitz and family of Okla-
homa City and Mrs. Bennifield Lone
Just before high noon today Charles
Pruitt a negro made a success of un-
loading Lake Gibbs another negro of
his mortal coil. Pruitt nsed a well-
broke sixgun as an assistant Only
one shot was fired. However that
was all that was required.
Following the shooting upon Officer
Boles' arrival on the scene Pruitt ap-
proached him gave him his gun and
said "I guess I'm the nigger you're
lookin' for." Officer Boles turned the
prisoner over to the county.
Pruitt will plead self defense alleg-
ing in his statement made to Vnder-
sheriff Gibbs after being locked in the
county jail that the man he shot had
unbuttoned his coat and acted "just
like he shore had a gun on him."
P. 0. MAKES
The Chickasha postoi'fiee has been
in the running in the matter of in
creased business for the past quarter.
The increase in the postoCnce busi
ness in this city was particularly
marked during the month of Decem
ber the revenues showing a total re-
ceipts for the month of $3540.00 as
against total receipts for December
1914 of $3076.
The quarter ending December 31
1913 showed total receipts amounting
to $9130.43 as compared with
fS.115.34 for the closing quarter of
1914. The clerks of the Chickasha
post office during the hoiTuay rush of
the past season handled the mails tn
a splendid manner and. with the ex
ception of one additional earner
placed on the parcel post delivery for
three or four days no extra help was
By Vnited Presa.
COPENHAf X Jan. 3. Germany
has grant'! 1 -srmission to the Ford
peace party to cross German territory
enroute tj7W Hague from this place.
The Get- u
passports ' I
lean state r
to act in I
lis i;en ll.vU'fp
consulate will vise the
delegates the Amer-
rtment having refused
; jo tho matter.
j'ty will leave Copcn-
i.il train Friday.
Only Allied Power With Main Army En-
trenched on Foe's Soil and Fleet
is Supreme on
HUGE RESERVES TO
FALL BACK UPON
Seven Months of Desperate Fighting Sees
Substantial Headway Made in Car-
rying Out Plans of
By ALICE ROHE.
U. P. staff correspondent.
ROME Jan. 3. When the orches-
tral guns have boomed their last snivo
and the big asbestos curtain of pea;-
drops on Europe's war-torn stage
aoubtless the world will begin to ap-
preciate the role played by King
Victor in the greatest tragedy of his-
tory. Act II was well under way before
Italy joined the players and King
Victor with his tuft of rooster feather
appeared from the wings. He had fre-
quently been mentioned in the lines
and no sooner had he strode upon the
stage than he and the veteran actor
Franz Joseph came to blows.
"Verona will fall before Gorilla"
shouted the Austrian.
"Gorizla first" retorted Victor and
the play went on.
"It was not until May of last year
that Italy declared war on Austria.
Immediately the Italian general staff
outlined the following land program:
1. An aggressive systematic oper-
ation on the mountainous northnj
frontier Trentino and the Carnic
Alps long fortified by Austria de-
signedly to make an Austrian Invasion
of Italy easy while standing impreg-
nable against Italian Invasion.
2. An offensive on a large scale
against the valley of the Isonzo which
barred Italy's way toward the Julian
Alps on the east and the Istrian penln-
aula to the south.
The naval program was this: De-
struction of Austrian commerce a
the Adriatic and adjacent waters and
the bottling up or destruction of the
On land today Italy faces the New
Year as the only one of the Allied
Powers whose main army Is firmly
entrenched on the soil of an enemy.
On water the Duke of Abruizi's fleet
is supreme. The Austrian main fleet
refuged in Pola harbor refused the
Italian challenge Just as the German
fleet defies the British in the Kiel
canal. Like Germany Austria is un-
able to give safe convoy to her own
With an army of more than 2230000
men in uniform; with reserves of
1750000 men between 18 and 3S yet
to be called to the colors; with abun-
dant equipment especially heavy -tiliery;
backed by a splendid indus-
trial mobilization capable of feedine
munitions for any emergency Italy
looks to the future with the ntmost
confidence. This feeling was vivUllv
reflected in the recent utterances of
Baron Sonnino minister of foreign af-
fairs in the chamber In which b an
r.ounced not only Italy's agreement
with the allies not to conclude a sep-
arate peace but her purpose to extend
J the campaign aenws the Adriatic iu
support of stricken Serbia.
In answer to the latter pledge
50.000 Italian troops have already
landed In Albania where pioneers am
busy at road-building and other means
of transport through the pathless
mountains. Food and clothing by the
shipload are being sent by the Italians
for the Serbian refugees.
Seven months of fighting along the
lines of the general staff's plan
campaign have produced far greater
results than tho dally cammunlques
have indicated. On tho Inonzo front
the offensive has reached the stase
where an Italian occupation of the fn-
tire Istrian peninsula as well an ef-
(Coiitiiiue-l 0:1 i'ne Four.)
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