Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. FIFTEEN, No. 197, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 19, 1914 Page: 3 of 6
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Candidly we don't blame any of
them for not wanting to assume the
responsibility for a war that was with-
out sufficient provocation.
CHICKASHA DAILY EXPRESS
EVANS & SMITH
GEO. H. EVANS
OFFICIAL PAPER OF GRADY COUNTY
EntaraO at tba Toitoftlca at Chlckatha Oklahoma aacond elan mall matter
CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA AUGUST 19 1914
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OUR NEW STATE CHAIRMAN.
Urady county has been honored by
tho Democratic state committee by
the selection of Mr. Alger Melton of
Cblckasha as the new chairman of
the committee. Mr. Melton to bo
congratulated upon the recognition he
has won at the hands of the Democracy
of the Btate. For a beginner in state
politics his rise has been remarkably
rapid. That he will render the party
faithful and effective service Is not to
However the selection of Mr. Mel-
ton for this position has a greater slg-
nlilcance than mere personal recogni-
tion or honor to his county. As time
wears on the people become restless
under old political leaders and de-
mand a "now deal" and that is what
Mr. Melton typifies. And a new deal
1b a good thing for the party and for
the people. Without reflection upon
those who have been at the helm of
the party In the past we assert with
confidence that periodical changes in
party leadership are tu be desired in
the interest of the organization and
the body politic.
Mr. Melton within a few months has
come up from the private ranks of the
party and he is therefore In close
touch with the wishes and sentiments
of the people. He has a point of view
of public affairs that a man who ha
been long in the maelstrom of politics
cannot have. In the past he has been
allied with no party faction and there-
fore is in a position to render the best
service to the people.
Judge Williams the nominee for
governor has promised the state an
administration along distinctive lines.
As a member of the state judiciary
since statehood hlle he has not been
identified with the management of
state affairs he has had opportunity
for the broadest study of the condi-
tions and needs of the tstate and Ij
formulate plans for meeting the re-
quirements. It is entirely fitting that
his campaign before tho people should
be conducted by a man who like him-
self represents now idoas and a new
deal in state affairs.
More dairying will make Clrady
county more prosperous. Mr. McNabb
has started a movement In that direc-
tion and many farmers are taking an
active intereit in it. It Is to be hoped
that the meeting that has been called
for next Saturday will bo largely at-
tended. The extension of the dairy
industry is another- step in the direc-
tion of diversification so much need-
ed in this country.
Kemember to sav
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gentle gastric tonic
BRYCE P. SMITH
JHny erroneoui reflection oa
the character atandlng or
reputation of any person firm
or corporation and any mis-
statement which may appear
In the column of the Expre
will be gladly corrected upon
it being brought to the atten-
tion of the management.
VINDICATION OF PRESIDENT.
Now that practically all Europe has
been plunged Into war over a pretext
that must be considered trifling in-
deed absolutely contemptible in view
of the untold human misery involved
it is to be hoped that fair-minded
Americans will begin to estlmato more
at their true value the wisdom and
Justice of that policy of watchful
waiting which has proved so success-
ful in President Wilson's handling of
the Mexican question. The United
States had fur more provocation for
intervention in Mexico than Austria-
Hungary had for its truculent attitude
toward Servla. Huerta proved him-
self a peculiarly exasperating person
with much more ability and a greater
command of resources than were at
first credited to him and there can be
no doubt that a war of invasion and
possibly even of permanent occupa-
tion would have proved popular with
a largo part of the American public.
After tho landing at Vera Cruz noth-
ing would have been easier than to
find a pretext for such a warlike
It if infinitely to the credit of Pres-
ident Wilson and his advisers that
notwithstanding the sneers and jeers
of the empty-headed the malevo
lent and the selfish interests that de-
sired to exploit Mexico for the benefit
of their own pockets he refused to
take advantage of the weakness of a
sister republic but adhered firmly to
a line of action that was high-minded
and patriotic. Contrasted with the
bullying arrogance of Austria Hun
gary which has set all Europe aflame
the President's course has shown the
highest statesmanship and his coun-
try hat benefited immensely by his
patience and tact. This fact is now
Republicans The Boston Herald a
generally recognized by Intelligent Re-
publicans. The Boston Herald a loyal
standpat organ after praising the
president for resisting the clamor to
attack Mexico and comparing his
course with that of the authorities of
Vienna under less provocation says:
"Hut the president exercised a stay-
ing and steadying hand. We did not
go in. We have saved ourselves the
horrors of war and the long legacy
of halo throughout Latin America
which would surely have followed." If
the example of our own president
could find Imitators among the crown-
ed heads of Europe it would be a bless-
ing to humanity." The Philadelphia
Ardmore has received her first bale
of new cotton.
syrup in every tin is the natural juice from the
picked ripe. It is cooling refreshing and is a.
As near as we have been able 'to
figure out the Republicans have
about as much chance to carry Okla-
homa aa Uncle Sam has to become em-
broiled In the Old. World war.
A few days ago we printed an article
by Prof. Munsterberg giving the Ger-
man view of the war and today we
publish an able presentation of the
British vlow from the London Times.
We are passing through a period which
will make a number of volumes of stir-
ring history and we take It that every
body wants to understand the great
drama that is being enacted.
Regardless of the outcome it is hard
to see how Belgium is going to get
anything worth while for her trouble.
If her allies are successful they will
likely be generous enough to let her
keep what she has but if the Germans
win Belgium will probably be wiped
from the map. Of course the Belgians
know their own business but If we had
been running the country our idea
would have been to invite all the war-
riors to pass right through provided
they promised to keep off the grass.
We don't believe it would be possi-
ble to convict the American press of
any wilful and malicious unfairness
toward any of the actors in the war.
If the news reports seem to be partial
to one side or the other it is because
of the limitations imposed upon news
gathering by the flghterjij themselves
and not because the press is not using
every effort to get the facts. The vast
majority of American editors have no
grudge against any of the warring
powers and are simply endeavoring
under great difficulties to perform
their duty as chroniclers of the pro-
gress of events. Of course they have
opinions as to the merits of the con-
troversy but in the main they have
been very temperate in expressing
Tho Belgians filled their foes with
The Germans all were very dead
But still they're swarming from their
The warriors dead are still alive.
SI Simp says the longer it stays
cool the less summer we'll have.
The "old swimmin' hole" hasn't a
thing on Billy's new natatorium.
We want it understood that all the
rules of spelling are suspended till the
war is over.
One by one the pic.ures of winners
and losers alike vanl.'h from the bill
boards. A fleeting critter is fame.
While ocean traffic la paralyzed
why wouldn't It be a good time to re
vive our merchant marine on the
If it should turn out to be true that
Carranza has ordered Villa not to
come to the capital we might as well
Arrange to run another Mexico serial
on the screen.
r 'When you. call the grocer be
mire he sends New State Pineapple.
The brand with 'the "rod and' blue
map of Oklahoma on tho label.
Ask him too for the book of new
recipes for desserts ices and salads.
TO THIS STORE ANY DAY
and see the new Fall Dress Goods and
Trimmings that we have
New goods are arriving daily. Don't fail to see them.
Personally we have not noticed that
we have been particularly inconven
ienced because the stock exchanges
But nobody contends that the fat
man in a bathing suit looks any fun-
nier than the fat woman similarly
Since all the fellows Involved in it
seem to be so sensitive about bear-
ing the responsibility for it perhaps
the best policy is to blame the Turks.
War plans are puzzling the military
experts but to the ordinary observer
it is all very plain. The primary pur-
pose of each participant is simply to
pulverize the other fellow.
8TOLEN SMILE'R TWO.
"I say colonel why do you always
take your drink with your eyes
" "Wal suh if Ah wus to drink with
niah eyes open mah mouth 'would
water an' Ah don't care to dilute the
Victim Why do you insist upon
idling me these horrible blood-eur-illng
stories of ghosts and robfiers?
Barber I'm sorry sir but you see
when I tell stories like that to my
dients their hair stands on end and
it makes it ever so much easier to
JUST A THOUGH'."
Ere the Day Is Cone.
Our habits are a large part of our
itock In trade. Our good habits are
jur stability In righteousness. We
annot live effectively without acquir-
ng habits. But life is not mere habit.
Life is progress. Life is attainment.
And he who attains must now and
then survey a new path and ho will
Jo well to try to straighten a few of
Its windings. The Standard.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Compiled by the Grady County
Abstract Company Ty Build-.
Ing North Fourth Street. 4
L. H. Brown and wife to W. A. Con-
ger 8-17-14 $450; N NE NE 31-4-7.
G. S. Gabrlelson to J. A. Erslaud
8-14-14- $5500; SE 34-7-8.
H. C. Soita and wife to Ed Single-
ton and wife. 8-10-14 $1700; S 50 feet
lot 4 block 162 Chlckasha.
J. P. Marcuin and wife to M. E. Bag-
ley 8-10-14 $500; Lots 1. 2 3 4 block
(iik paid ton iihi cotton rats '
Express Want Aas &rmg results.
London Times Gives
the British View
The following appeared in the Lon-
don Times on August 1 just before
thegeneral war began:
The five nations of the empire Btand
upon the brink of war. Why?
A great European monarchy has de-
nied to a little nation the elementary
rights of an independent government.
The reason or unreason of the Austro-
Huugarian claims has ceased to be of
account for Europe as a community
of civilized peoples the cardinal point
is this that Austria-Hungary has
pressed her claims by a brutal appeal
to force though knowing well that.
while time and diplomatic action
would have enabled the- conscience
and good sense of Europe to mako it-
self felt for peace the sudden appeal
to arms must involve other friendly
powers in war.
Great Britain has no interest in the
claims of either Austria-Hungary or
Servla; but as the leading partner In a
democratic empire which stands for
civilized relations between great peo-
ples and tho maintenance of the
world's peace it is deeply concerned
in Austria-Hungary's disregard of Eu-
ropean interests and of tho rudimen-
tary principles of civilized Interna-
The result of Austria-Hungary's im-
moral action is already but too plain.
Russia has mobilized to support the
Servian people because sentiment and
policy based upon close kinship o.
I race alike dictate that course. Ger-
many led by similar reasons and bj
her alliance with Austria-Hungary is
preparing to meet the Russians arms
France also bound by an alliance
which represents her vital interest
will intervene on behalf of Russia
against the two central European pow
It Is beside the mark to question
the justice or necessity of the action
of these several powers. None of
them as their hesitation shows id
anxious for war. On the contrary all
of them have done their utmost to
avert it. But they are compelled to
face it in defense of fundamental in-
terests now that one of the powers
in ti.e European balance has fired the
Groat Britain has no quarrel with
Austria-Hungary except that Austro-
Hungarian action once again manaceB.
as it has meuared before the whole
code and system of international in-
tercourse for which Great Britain
stands. She has no quarrel with Ger-
many with whom she is now on
friendlier relations than for many
years past except in so far as Ger-
many sanctions and supports her ally's
abuse of power. She has no special
sympathy with the Slav peoples ex-
cept that Russia belongs to her own
group in the European balance and
will fight upon the side of European
moral. She has no obligations to
France.except the obligations of strong
friendships and a vital interest in
seeing that France is not crushed by
The action demanded of the empire
in these cotiditLiiti Is clear. If France
and Russia are involved in war the
empire must support them with all
its strength and without delay. We
do not desire war; we have striven to
avert it; if it is inevitable we shall
enter it with a good conscience and
hasten the decision by every proper
means in our power.
The reason is three-fold:
In the first place we must stand by
our friends. The empire has no writ-
ten or spoken undertakings which
bind it to intervene; but It lias an ob-
ligation of honor which it will dis-
charge to the full. 1 The character of
nations is weighed by the world at mo-
ments like this. We should be judged
and rightly judged unworthy of the
friendship of any civilized power if
we were to repudiate the claim of
France and Russia upon our support
now that events against their will as
against ours have brought our co-
operation to the decisive test of war.
It is easy to argue away this obliga-
tion; but tho plain man's instinct re-
pudiates such arguments and in our
democracies his instinct will prevail.
In the second place wo have a vital
interest in seeing that France is not
overwhelmed by Germany . however
friendly we may und do feel to the
German people. The power which
dominates France will dominate Bel
gium and the Netherlands and
threaten as did Louis XIV and Napo
leon the very basis of the empire's
existence British sea power. fThe
spaces of ocean which divide us are
he plain evidence of our common de
pendence upon the command of the
iea. We are bound together by sea
communications and British trade the
life blood of our communities covers
the waters of the globe with a ship-
ping not remotely approached by that
of any other power. The mother coun-
try looks even more anxiously to the
ea than the younger democracies
since it beurs a great measure of her
food supply and of the raw material
for her industries. Command of the
sea has been an axiom of British
policy ever since British development
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was first challenged by other seafar-
ing powers. It Is as vital to us today
as It has always been.
In the third place the empire
stands for'ijlvillzed relations between
peoples and the utmost regard for the
spirit of International law. It stands
also for peace and it must resist ac
all costs a revival of the doctrine that
war is merely an instrument of policy
not the last resort when policy hag
failed The democracies of the em-
pire which seek only peace aiusi
make good at some time the cause of
higher civilization by force of arms
or the higher will always yield to the
lower upon the threat of war. It Is
not enough to put civilization upon our
standards; we must fight for it or our
standards and our civilization with
them will ultimately disappear. The
peace of the world has no greater
enemy than the doctrine on which the
Austro-Hungarlan action and German
support of that action are based. If
the empire is to be a power for bet-
ter relations between peoples and for
the maintenance of peace. It must
stand united in this crisis to meet the
tst of war.
DR. GRAHAM ARRESTED.
Deputy J. A. Thompson returned
this afternoon from Wichita Falls
Texas with H. A. Graham a negro
who is wanted here on a charge of
mal practice. Graham has been prac-
ticing as a physician among the ne-
groes of the city for some time but
made a getaway two weeks ago when.
It is said an operation he performed
proved fatal. He was located in
Wichita Falls last week and was pick-
ed up there by the authorities upon
the request of the sheriff's force of
Chickasha. He was landed in the
county jail here today to await his
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Evans, George H. Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. FIFTEEN, No. 197, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 19, 1914, newspaper, August 19, 1914; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc728900/m1/3/: accessed December 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.