Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 124, Ed. 1 Monday, May 25, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickacha. Oklahoma Monday Evening May 25 1903
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WITH GREAT ACCL
People Give The Jolly Tars Rousing Re-
ception Officers and Men of the Fleet
Seattle Wash May
beyond doubt the greatest miliary and
naval spectacle ther witnessed by the
people of the northwest took place to-
day when" thousands of sailors from
the shfps of the Atlantic fleet marched
through the (it reels of Seattle to the
tune of martial music from many
bands and the cheers of a hundred
thoiisanif spe ators. In the mammoth
pagent there were also many compan-
ies of Infantry and artillery from the
fort a in the vicinity as well as national
guardsmen and uniformed fraternal or-
ganizations. In the magnificent re-
viewing stand there were admirals
governors of nearly all the northwest-
ern states mayors of many cities and
other distinguished men. The streets
were gay with flags and bunting
spread from every building in a pro-
fusion never before witnessed and
standlngroom along the line of march
was at a fremltim.
The gallant tars on thore leave yes-
terday sfnd tgday were given a recep-
tion such as iperhaps they have never
before know n even taking into consid-
eration 'the warmth of the greeting ex-
tended to them at San Francisco and
Each man was a hero magnified a
thousand times. Jack didn't know why
he was a hero but took all that was
oming to him with a grin especially
when a pretty girl hove to alongside of
him and pinned ribbons or flowers on
to his clothes. Arm in arm Jacks
mid Jills paraded the (streets. None
sought any water to carry and the only
load that any of the Jackies carried
wh what they usually ciIW a ''b:inch
of Seattle sweetness" on their arms.
Visitors to tho battleships swarmed
so persihtently upon their docks that
the sailors almost had to take to the
masts to give the visitors room. Scores
of boys on every chip acted as guides
told the visitors all abouf the guns
about the ship their fun and their
work. All the pets were petted .In-
cluding dogst cats goats parrots coons
and monkeys. All the trophies were
shown and many of the tars had to
bare their arms to show the girls
their tattoo marks. Visitors scarcely
let Jack eat his dinner and some even
begged for bits of bread for souvenirs.
One can scarcely imagine the extent
Cf this li.adiii'ss over the fleet. All
flie.-e people have seen warships be-
fore; Jack is an old and familiar sight
la iiitne ports; but the people have
( Just gone mad and there's no limit to
their craze or their enthusiasm. Men.
wear red.whlte and blue ties; women
ar almost literally dressed in national
colors. Jack Tars are almost embraced
on the streets and as for an officer he
Is practically mobbed It he appears in
uniform. Every house has some sort
of flet't emblem and s for flags and
st reamers it loolc as if all the whole-
sale houses west of Chicago had been
ricplett'd of their stocks of bunting.
NEGRO ARRESTED ON CHARGE OF
STEALING TREASURE OF A
Reports received by telephone from
Waurika state that 130 people driven
from their homes by high water spent
the night in the opera house. Many
were perched in trees in dread of
.Near Anadarko the river is said to
be three-fourths of a mile wide.
A heavy rain fell at Sayer last
night and the river rose eighteen inch
es in thirty minutes.
The necord kept by Jacob (iood the
local weather observer showed a rain-
fall of C1" inches In thirty-six hours
following about 4 o'clock last Friday
At both Alex and Bradley the wagon
bridges over the Washita have floated
away ami at these points the river
is said to be a mile wide.
AS Ol DA . AGED
Dam Stands the Pressure--River Spreads
Out Ovei Fields Many Washouts oa
Chickasha Submerged by Saffron Journal-
ism Oklahoman Story is The
Answering to the name of "Slick'1
and charged with working a smooth
game of burglary upon Mary Lopez
a negro. wa landed In the county
jail Saturday uight to await trial.
Mary Lopez is an industrious col
ored woman living on South Second
street. She sews for white folks and
had saved up the sum of $72.20 which
she kept in a small iron safe in the
bottom of her trunk. Saturday eve-
ulng she was away from home be-
tween seven and eight o'clock and on
her return home she found that her
house had been entered a window
having been broken open and the
trunk had been robbed of Its treas-
ure. Chief Goodwin set to work on the
case and the Bame evening three sus-
picious characters all negroes were
arrested and landed in jail. Deputy
Verta sweated them and finally one
of them peached on "Slick." The
latter had been spending money freely
and he said he had just come home
from a trip in which he had made
good money at gaming. He had also
told a pal where he had money hid-
den. Yerta found in the place des-
cribed a molasses can containing $36
The woman said that "Slick was the
only person who knew about her money.
BATTLE AXE AND COL.
CLOUD IN DEBATE
It. L. Glover better known as Bat-
tle Axe the sge statesman of the
Keechl nelghboruood spent Sunday in
this city being water bound on his
way home from Guthrie where he
spent a few days advising the legisla-
ture and state officials.
For their li'.vn anutseuK-ut knd the
edification of the religious crowds
that gathered about them Battle Axe
and Col. Ike Cloud pulled off several
impromptu debates on great political
issues on the streets yesterday. The
former declares he will have no poli
tical Louie if Bryan isn't nominated.
A long distance report from
Chickasha at 1:30 this morn-
ing states that 200 houses in the
districts are flooded with wr.'ir
and lhat if the tains continue
for an hour longer the entire
city will be covered. Sunday
Utterly unconscious of the awful
deluge that threatened to engulf them
the people of Chlckasna reposed
peacefully in their beds Saturday night
and it was not till he Oklahoman ar-
rivd he next morning that they knew
they had been saved from watery
gTaves. The two hundred houses had
ridden the Hood like Noah's ark and
not a soul was lost and although the!
rain had continued the greater part
of the night neither the entire city
nor any part of it was submerged.
Where the Oklahoman dope artist
got his tip is not known but 'u all
ARE BEGUN AT THE CATHOLIC
CHURCH- SUBJECTS E0R THE
probability it came from his fevered
and fertile imagination. The local
correspondent wired his story in
early in the evening giving actual
facts as they were and had no furth
er communication with the Oklaho-
man. The story above printed is
the limit of yellow journalism. A
few pools of water about town were
magnified into a great flood. The
fact that the greater part of the city
is built on hills makes the whole
yarn the height of absurdity. How-
ever the story is calculated to do
great injury to Chickasha for it is
-own abroad over the country and
people who do not know the facts
get the idea that Chickasha is built
in the midst of a lake.
The Oklahoman will lose the res-
pect of the people of this community
if it doesn't cut out its wholesale mis-
representation of facts. Several oth-
er instances ot the same kind have
occurred ' late.
The Rev. Father Huffer of Washing-
ton D. C began his course of lec-
tures at the Catholic church yesterday
delighting his hearers by his lucid
explanation of Scripture and his in
teresting and eloquent manner of pre
senting truth. " '
Father Huffer will continue his lec
tures each night this week. A special
invitation Is exb-ided to protestants
and the general public will be cordially
welcomed. Following are the sibjects
he will discuss:
Monday June 25 "What Think Ye
Tuesday May 28 "The Bible."
Wednesday May 27 "Infallibility of
Thusrday May 28 "Can a Priest
Friday May 29 "Purgatory and the
Saturday May 30 "The Last Sup
Sunday. May 31 10:00 a. m. Teh
Sunday May 31 8 p. m "Why I
am a Catholic."
SOUTH SIDE MPRAVEMENT t ELKS WILL GIVE DANCE
The Southside Home Improvement
association will meet at the residence
of W. J. LaBoone 1608 South Seventh
street this evening at 8:15.
Every south side citizen Is invited
to attend. Matters or ijterest will be
discussed and acted upon such as
beautifying and Improving the homes
ON TUESDAY EVINING
The Elks will give one of their in
formal dances tomorrow night which
promises to be an enjoyable affair.
The new social committee has proved
itself a successful host at the dances
is has had in charge and the one to-
morrow evening will be no exception.
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For Chickasha and vicinity.
Showers tonight or Tuesday.
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CONDKNSHD STATEMENT OF
The First National Bank
OF CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA
At the Close of Business May 14 1908
Loan unit Discounts
Bonds Stocks and Securities
IT. S. Bonds to secure Circulation .
Cash in Vault ...
Cash with Hanks .
Ch wit h U. S. Treasurer
U. S. Bonds to scur Li. S Deposit
Undmdl Profits (net)
Circulation. - .
( United Slataa
w.o.t)o 5794 44
The above statement is correct.
BEN F. JOHNSON Cashier.
The thingumajig on thelinotype
machine in the Express Of-
fice broke this morning and it
took several hours to repair it
The breakdown caused several
columns of news to be left out of
Reports that were circulated yester
day that the water power company
had lost part of its dam and machin-
ery in the high waters were false.
With the water several feet above
the dam and pouring over in a great
torrent the stone and concrete work
stood firm. The big iron cage In
which the turbine wheels will b
placed was moved several feet but
luckily w'us deposited nearer where it
will finally rest than formerly and'-no
damage was done.
The river spread out for five hnnd-
deed feet on the west side and the dam
could be reached only by boat. An
ticipating danger from the Dank cav
ing in on the east side men and
teams were kept busy yesterday and
last night hauling dirt and stone and
putting in riprapping.
The river It the highest recorded in
two yeaio. It came up to the ater
works pumping station Saturday night
and the fine truck garden of Mr. Fitch.
wa flooded great damage being
The Little Washita south of town
became a raging torrent and spread
over many fields.
Numerous washouts on the railroads
are reported. Traffic on the Oklahoma
Central was suspended Saturday and
washouts on the soutb. end of tb.9
Rock Island prevented trains from
running on that part ot the line. A
washout near Mlnco was repaired Sat-
urday night and trains ran as far 3
El Reno. Trouble also occurred oa
the Mangum and Waurika lines.
LONGWORTH AND MEYER
Cincinnati O. May 25. Congress-
man Nicholas Longworth Postmaster
General Meyer and Congressman Goe-
bel are among the speakers at the
Ohio Letter Carriers' association which
convened In annual session here to-
day. President Kelly of New York and
Secretary Canwell of Washington of
the NaHonal Letter carriers' associa-
tion will also deliver addresses on
postal topics. The Ohio association
has nearly a thousand members and
all of the cities of the state having free
mall delivery are represented.
MISSIONS IN FAR EAST
Oklahoma City. May 25. Missionary
work In the far east and In Africa was
considered at todfly's session of the
Baptist mission conference. Missiou-
arjes from Japan China India tho
Philippines and other lands and offi-
cials of the Baptist mission organiza-
tions participated In the discussions.
1S WANTED HERE
Zeke Johnson a negro who is badly
wanted by officers here was arrested
at Oklahoma City last Saturday oa
charge of burglary
Zeke Is suspected of having held
up a man here robbing him of his
watch and other valuables. Local offi-
cers will try to get hold of him when
the Oklahoma City authorities get
through with him.
DREW THE JOKER
The joke is on Bob Whlted the
clever assistant chief o police. Bob
located a trunk in a joint in dark
town yesterday and thumping on the
lid the sound "punk" came forth
which indicated that the melon was
ripe with booze. Boh soon had the
trunk on a wagon and was carting
it to the court house. ; Opening it a
fine assortment of lamp chimneys was
found but nothing of a liquid nature.
The First National Bank
OF CHICK ASH A
Can Buy Tornado
Insurance for $2.50
IN BEST COMPANIES
:: ON EARTH FROM ::
Garner & Campbell
Oklahoma State Bank
O Office Next Door to Owl Drug Store O
YOUR DEPOSITS WITH US are INSURED by the DE-
POSITORS GUARANTY FUND of tbe STATE of OKLAHO-
MA which offers you ABSOLUTE PROTECTION.
The OKLAHOMA STATE BANK claims to be the true friend
of the Farmer and we are always glad to give him our assistance
and advice in all matters of business. We invite you to come in
andsee us and if you are not already a customer we would be
glad to have you become one.
We haCe a priCate room for correspondence
Which is always open to you
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Evans, George H. Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 124, Ed. 1 Monday, May 25, 1908, newspaper, May 25, 1908; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc730062/m1/1/: accessed August 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.