Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. FOURTEEN, No. 306, Ed. 1 Friday, December 26, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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E WS BY WlkE DAILY
WQH USTED PRESS
All THE LQCAL SEWS
tVtkY DAY IS THE
CHICKASHA. OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY DECEMBER 26 1913.
Nearly Hundred Little Folks Made
Happy atElLs Christmas Tree
Gifts for All and Tickets
to Picture Show
AT THE CHURCHES'
Contata is Feature at the Christian
Church Unique Plan at Meth
odist Midnight Mass Cele-
brated at Catholic
"1 never did get a present before
s;iid one little girl an sue came forward
to receive a gift from Sunla Clans at
tlie Elks Cnristmas tree Wednesday
veiling. She was about 10 yearn old
ii nl no one who Haw her smiling face
coiilil have doubted thai she was hup-
iy to make the acquaintance of the
Ii i.M.il of childhood
"t!od bless the Elks" Raid a frail
toil-bent mother as she was leaving the
hall w ith her children.
Nearly a hundred anxious and ex
lieclant little ones awaited as patient-
ly a Itosslule the arrival of "Old
Santy." Before the merry Jingle ol
bells announced the arrival of the fat
old gentleman with rubicund lace and
twinkling eyes Clarence Johnson en-
tertained the crowd with impromptu
piano numbers Jrs. Clarence John-
son told an appropriate Christmas
story and Miss Grace Whatley recited
a very interesting selection. Tlu.i B.
I! Barefoot the maHter of ceremonies
announced that Santa was coming and
all M excitement when the long look-
tit for visitor. marched down the hall
greeting the children in bin most w.i-
nni manner. It turned out that John
Owsley was "subbing" for Santa and he
got away with his part in first ohis
fashion. Karh child received four
gilts and after the presents were dis-
tributed the erod Joined In singing
"America." As the little folks left the
hall through the generosity of W. C.
Iliac kstone manager i:f the Kozy each
was piveu a ticket to the Thursday
matinee and they went home very
I he Christmas services at the local
churches were well attended and well
rendered all carrying the story of the
fust Christmas. In the main the pro-
gram were specialized by' the little
tolks featured throughout the service.
As the Methodist church a "White
Christmas" was the feature and instead
ol tree a huge trots was erected in
the center of which was set a star.
The classes as their numbers were
called advanced and placed presents
for the poor at the foot of the cross.
These donations were distributed
later. Members of the classes later
received remembrances In return. The
choir opened the program and after
a solo by Bernard Baird the program
was turned over to the Sunday school
children who rendered songs and reci-
tations. At the Presbyterian church the Sun-
day school children gave a program of
songs and recitations after which pres-
ents from a tree were distributed The
program carried w ith It a true Christ-
mns spirit and was well received.
Christmas cantata was the feature
r.t the Christian church and Santa
Clans with a retinue of fairies and
brownies appeared before the audi-
ence with much credit to themselves.
The cast was composed of the Sunday
school children and at the close of
the cantata presents were distributed.
A tree and Christmas program by
the members of the Sunday school
were the featurees at the
church which services were well at-
tended. At the Catholic church midnight
mass was celebrated and a fine musi-
cal program wog rendered.
PREMIER'S SON KILLED.
Telegram fcy United Presa.
Amsterdam Pec. 20.-A son of the
Iuteh premier was among the ei:.t
persons killed in the wreck of an ex
press train approaching Amsterdam.
The Musicians' Protective union will
meet tonight at the usual place. All
members are especially requested to
be present. O. G. Gulihur Presided.
Old and bent with the burden of
many years joshed by a laughing
happy throng who crowded and el-
bowed their way to the train that was
to take theui home to loved ones and
Christmas a woinau loitered along the
hrisco station platform at Oklahoma
City Wedni-hiiuy evtning. Over her
thin drooped shoulders was a thread
bare shawl which she gathered togeth
er at the ill rout with a hand wrinkled
and calloused while in the other sue
held a gnarled cane with which she
partly felt ber way.
Her eyes dimmed yet alert peered
frem under the folds of a faded scarf
that told. iU own story of long hard
service. The entire length of the plat-
term she hobbled gazing wistfully to
right and heft till her eyes rested on
the blue uniform of a trainman. Her
pace quickened and tottering up to the
man (f the blue uniform and brass but-
tons she luiil her free hand on his
shoulder li.oked up into his fare ami
said wistfully "Do you know John?"
Taken somewhat by surprise the
trainman said "Do 1 know John'.'
"Oh don't you know John? My boy
John Vim sureiy cio. H works at the
station in Tuttle iind has been there
for a Ions time. I want to see him.
l-ati; tliis afternoon .Jake
Miditower a negro shot George
Williams another tiegro in a
pool room brawl on South Sec-
ond. William' face and neck
wore filled with shot but he
will recover. At press time
Hightower had net been caught.
Telegram by I'nited Tress.
Chicago Dec. 2'i. Drowned
ed in a bucket of paint Oeo.
W. Itiggs a prominent business
man was found dead In his bath
lie a? iiiiintiiiR the ceiling
and It is supposed that he was
overcome by fumes and swoon-
ed. He was found in the tub
with his head In the bucket of
Telegram by I'nited Press
New Y'ork Dec. 2. The worst storm
of tiie season swept the Jersey coast j
last night causing a loss of a million
dollais worth of property and render-
ing one hundred and fifty thousand
The storm struck New Y'ork today
and i menacing ship ing. causing
heavy damage to small crafts which
were driven ashore.
One life is believed to have been
lost. Along the coast houses were
overturned and summer residences of
New Yorkers flooded. Fishermen':-
families were uri' from their homes.
Seabright N. J. suffered heavily.
Two barges sank off Forked river. Life
savers made desperate effort3 to reach
an unidentified bark wlUoh is aground
near Point Pleasant. The crew were
seen lashecj to the rigging. It Is fear-
ed that the vessel will break up.
ADMIRAL DEWEY IS 76.
Telegram by Vnited Press.
Washington D. C Dee. 2fi Admiral
Iewey hero of Manila Bay was 7i
years young today. His years did not
keep him away from his desk and du-
ties at the navy department but the
continuous stream of callers to offer
to See John
Tell me you know him."
Racking his brain the trainman sum
moned a mental picture of every man
who frequented the Tuttle station un-
tlll llnally he recognized one as
"John." He was a "roust-about" whjl
stayed at the Tuttle station aud per-
formed what odd Jobs came his way.
"Yes 1 know your hoy John" he re
plied kindly. The dim old eyes lipht-
by the fires of auti ipation twinkled
for a moment and her hand trembled
on his shoulder.
"1 haven't seen John for such a Ion;
time. He used to come to see mi
often but he don't any more. 1 want
to see my boy John. U'hffi yon get to
Tuttle won't you please tell John that
his old mother wants to see him so
much?" She produced a note scrawl
ed in pencil and hardly decipherable.
"Here take this to him and tell him
that his mother wants him to come
home for Christmas. You'll have to
lead it to him because he can t read."
The bell from the engine clanged a
warning the traiuiua.1 promised hur
ried and swung up the steps and as
the train rolled cut of the station the
old bent figure stood on the platform
waving a farewell to the train the
man and the message that she hoped
In her heart of hearts would bring her I
boy John home to her for Christmas.
Christmas Record Shows 75 Per-
cent Cain Over Lnst Year-
Local Force Give Prompt
Service Through Rush
I'ncle Sam's store smashed all prev-
ious records for Christmas business in-
to small bits and set a mark far above
the expectations of any of the post-
otfioe employes. t'p to the present
date thp amount of business done it
the postoffice for the month of De-
cember is more than $l"(l in advance
of the entire mouth of December lT.tt
year ami while the exact figures fc r
the actual Christmas busim .-s naif n i
been compiled as yet it is safely c : t:
mated that the business for Christmas
Increased "." per cent over last year.
The increase of 7". per cent means
the actual' money taken In -for stamps
and the rtimber of packages. It is
hard to conceive the vclume of in-
crease in the number of packages but
an idea may be gleaned of the enorm-
ous increase when rates during Chtis'-
mas this year and Christmas last year
are compared: Last year a package
that would cost fit cents to send went
this year by parcels post if it were a
short haul for eight cents. With the
amount of money received with the
cheap rate in effect surpassing the re-
ceipts of last year w ith the higher rate
in force by 73 per cent the volume of
bu-tiness based upon the number of
packages transmitted was of a neces-
The great volume of business at the
local postoffice was handled without
a single extra clerk and w ith but one
extra delivery wagon. Last year one
wagon was used to handle the heavier
packages and this year two parcels
IK st wagons were used. The prompt-
ness with which the business was han-
dled is another feature of the holiday
rush. At not time during the period
did the situation grow larger than the
capabilities of the force. There was
no delay caused from digestion every
pouneh went out on time and all city
deliveries were made promptly. Tlv
wagons are this morning delivering the
parcels that were received here yester-
Last Monday was the banner day of
the season not only in Chic-kasha but
in almost all offices the country over
lieports have been received here from
offices in this section of the country
and iti every instance show that Mon-
day was the banner day of all record
breakers. On that day more stamps
were sold to the Chickasha postoffice
than on any other day since the office
congratulations did. Besides "best
w ishes" lieisonally offered by high or-
flciais and friends in Washington the
Spanish-American war naval hero was
literally showered with letters and tel-
egrams of congratulations from all
over the country.
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Telegram 07 United Pre.
Pass Christian Miss. Dec. 2( Mod-
erating temperature permitted Presi-
dent Wilson to start today 011 a real
holiday. He planned to devote both
today and tomorrow to resting.
All business was tabooed by the
president who hurriedly answered
Wushington telegrams. He started for
the golf links at Kast (iuli'port and de-
clared he would sleep eleven hcurs
Kvery male white resident of the
village has constituted himself a mem-
ber of the volunteer safety committee
during the president s stay here.
While the president and Dr. Gray-
son played golf today Misses Margaret
and Kleanor and Helen Boles went
tor a horseback ride.
Ti p president was pleased when the
ti'.vro hots of caddies w ho said he hud
been a servant of Jefferson Davis i-.i-fiste
personally on acting as his cad-
die for the first two holes.
The executive took a long nap he-
fore luncheon and this afternoon he
plans a motor trip for inspection of
the iVutitiy I t fc-j neighborhood.
IS HEAD OF
Following (he death of J. C. Root
sovereign commander of the Woodmen
of the World at Hendersonville S. C
W. A. Fraser of Dallas has been sum-
moned to Omaha Neb. to become head
of the organization. Mr. Fraser was
made sovereign adviser of the organi-
aticm at Chattanooga Tenn. June
P'05 and Is eligible to the chief place
in the order until the expiration of
the term for which Mr. Hoot was
chosen in the summer of 1IH7.
William A. Fraser a nephew of Wil-
liam Fraser of this city is a native cf
Tc xa3 reared in Lamar county Texas
and educated there in the county
schools. He went to Dallas in 188. at-
tended commercial college and gradu-
ated in shorthand and lxokkeepine.
Later he took up the study of electric-
ity and was president of the Dallas
Electrical Supply company for several
year-?. Resigning that position he be-
came city electrician and superintend-
ent of fire alarms which position he.
held for six years until he left to be-
come head clerk of the Texas Wood-
men. After four years in that office
he was made head consul serving
four years. He was a delegate to tre
Sovereign Camp at Columbus Ohio in
18!0 and was sent to Chattanooga in
131)5 when he was elected sovereign
adv-'ser or vice president of the na-
tional organiation. That position he
Contributions Continue to Pour in
Regardless of Protest-Will
Be Used to Pay iruneral
DISASTER MAY BE
END TO THE STRIKE
Secretary of Labor Declines to Or-
der Federal Investigation
Horror in No Way Con-
nected with Strike
Telegram by Vnited Press.
Calumet Dec. -ii. The list of dead
in the theater ui-aster Wednesday
night has increased to 7-". The coroner
announced that three unidentified vic-
tims were still In the morgue.
it is believed that the strike may be
settled as a result of the panic.
Telegram By I'nited Press.
Washington Dec. 2R. Secretary of
Labor Wilson today wired President
Moyor of the Western Federation of
Miners that the panic horror was not
in any way connected with the strike
situation and so there would be no fed-
eral invest igat:;:v
Telegram by United Press.
Calutr.et Dec. 2ii. Despite the pro-
test against outside aid contributions
today continued to pour in for the re-
lief of the stiickrn families of 72 the-
ater panic victims.
Thirty thousand dollars wr.s avail-
able today. The funeral expenses will
be paid from this the balance will be
returned to the senders.
President Moyer of the Western Red-
eration denied that he stated the man
who cried fire was a member of the
Citizens' Alliance. He declared how-
ever that he would produce five wit-
nesses before the coroner's Jury who
would swear that the man wore a Citi-
zens' Alliance badge. The authorities
have given up hope of capturing the
DEATH IN VINITA.
News was received yesterday in
Chickasha of the death of Miss Anna
Butler in Vinita. Funeral services and
interment occurred in Verden on last
Saturday. Death was caused from an
operation follow ing an attack of appen-
dicitis. Miss Butler lived in Chicka-
sha for several years ani had a v.-ide
circle of friends here.
has held ever since. Recently Mr.
Frascer was elected mayor of one of
the suburbs of Dallas.
Telegram by 1'nlted Press.
Kl Paso Dec. 2ti. The rebel armv
sent by Villa to attack the federals at
Ojinaga will not reach there before
Sunday afternoon according to dis-
patches received today from Chihua-
hua. Vera Cruz Dec. 2(1. fe- battleships
Louisiana and New Hampshire sailed
today for Norfolk Va. the Connecticut
and Kansas relieving; them;
Officers of the Spanish cruiser Cur-
ios V prepared to go to call on lluerta.
Mexico City Dec. 20. Free grain to-
day was distributed to the poor to pre-
vent bread riots which is was feared
might develop a reign of terror.
The rebels are reported moving
against Monterey Tampieo Maatlan
and Salt illo.
Money was almost unobtainable. It
is feared that the banks will fail when
the emergency bank holiday ends.
At the finish of the preliminary hear-
ing of Chas. Bashara charged with the
killing of Col. Selhy Justice T. P.
Moore remanded the prisoner to Jail
without bond and subject to the action
of the district court.
No new testimcny was introduced
the only witnesses being placed on the
stand this morning beint; bp the state
in rebuttal. This afternoon before
Judge F. M. Bailey habeas corpus pro-
ceedings are being started and through
this proceedcure bond for the accused
man will be asked for. At press time
no decision had been handed dow n by
A big mass meeting to be held at
city hall Sunday at 2; 30 p. m. will b?
addressed by local speakers on ques-
tions pertaining to child "velfare and a
collection with be taken up lor the
benefit of the children of the striking
miners in Michigan and Colorado. The
meeting is to be held under the au-
spices of the Socialist local.
Following are some of those who
will participate in the exercises:
Jonas Cook A. W. Bennett J. S. Tat-
man Mrs. Eva A. Powell Miss Clarice
Tatman Mrs. C. C. Guy John W. Iuff
W. E. Whittaker.
Everybody is invited to at.tend the
Chic! s la Financiers Declare the
System is Sure to Be a Success
Not a Dissenting Opin-
MONEY PANIC NO
Means Much to the South and Southwest-Lower
Rate of Interest
in Prospect Says
Chiming in wiih the chorus of praise
for the new banking and currency law
going up rrom all parts of the land
Chickasha 'bunkers without a dissent-
ing vote give unstinted approval to
the law and predict that it will produce
dttce beneficial results.
"We'll never have another money
panic in this country" said M. F.
Courtney president of the Farmers'
State bunk. "The reason is that tha
finances of the country can no longer
be controlled by a few men. I consid-
er it the greatest piece of legislation
that has ever been enacted during my
entire connection with banking and
I have beon for it from the start. It
is optional with state banks whether
they enter the system but I believe all
f them will want to get in."
T. JI. Dwyer president of Chicka-
sha National said "The new system
will be a success. Of course every law
has Its weak spois. but these will be
overcumt by time and experience. I'l-
timutely and 1 believe from the start
this law will accomplish ths purposes
intended. -As bankers and patriotic cit-
izens it is our duty to put our shoul-
ders to the wheel and make the ad-
ministration a success in every way
and to this end political considerations
should be entirely laid aside."
"As the law was drawn and passed
it is bound to prove of great benefit
to the people" said Ed P. Johns cash-
ier of the Citizens' Nathmal. "It is a
genuinely proxi e.s!ve piece of con-
structive legislation and beyond any
question the new system will be a
"As 1 view it" said Ben F. Johnson
aotjfte vice president ot the First Na-
tional "this law w ill be of more bene-
fit to the south and southwest than
to any other section of the country.
Heretofore the mass of the country's
wealth has been held in the east where
it was used for development purposes
at much lower rates of interest than
we could get. I'ncler the new arrange-
ment money will be available for our
section of the country at a lower rate
of interest. It will also allow our
hanks to operate in keeping with bus-
iness conditions in our section and
when it is necessary for us to redis-
1 cunt our paper in order to get money
to move crops we won't have to go to
a controlled money market to get ac-
commodations." "1 have not studied the law in de-
tail" said M. C. Cannon active vice
pre-ident of the Oklahoma National
"but I know this Tho country had
reached a state where some legislation
i of the kind was an absolute necessity
! and 1 believe the law as finally enacted
is a good one. It may have to be
modified but on the whole I believ
it will work very satisfactory and pro.e
J of vast benef it.
j Waf hington. Dec. 2'i. Active 'cam-
i paigning for federal reserve banks to
be established under the new banking
and currency system has been begun
j by a half dozen big cities in different
' parts of the I'nited States and among
i ie scores of telegrams received
Thursday at the tretsury department
mere than half were devoted to laying
I bare the reasons for executive ap-
' proval of their claims.
j One plan that has been suggested to
the secretaries is that they make a
personal investigation of the claims of
cities which are regarded as possible
locations and another is that they hold
hearings in Washington. Officials
who favor the first plan believe that it
can he carried out more quickly and
to greater advantage because numer-
ous persons eouio be reached. A de-
cision probably will be announced
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