Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. SEVENTEEN, No. 9, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 11, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA TUESDAY JANUARY 11 1916.
News By Wire Daily
from the United Press i
Yatican Hopes to Make Practical Move for
Ending War Will Hear Reports
from Belgian Prelate on
RELIEF IN WAY TO
BRITISH ON EAST
Troops Within Seventeen Miles Beleaguered
Garrison But Hordes of TurktThreaten;
Secession Reported Rife in
By HENRY WOOD.
U. 1. staff correspondent.
ROME Jan. 11 Pope Beuodict
hopes to tako the first practical stop
toward bringing about peace in
Kuropu this week.
Cardinal Mercler and Bishop Urylcn
are expected to arrive in Rome from
Belgium today or tomorrow. They
are expected to tell the pope upon
what terms the Belgians will agree to
an early peaco.
Pope Benedict Is convinced that the
restoration of Belgium by Germany is
an Imperative preliminary to any
Cardinal llartmann of Cologne at
the recent papal consistory Is reported
to have submitted to tho popo the
terms upon which Germany will con-
sent to evacuate Belgian territory.
After learning of Belgium's terms.
Jt Is expected that the popo will sub-
mit plans to Germany hoping to be-
gin the series of compromisea neces-
sary for peace.
Sena Relief expedition.
By United Press.
LONDON Jan. 11. A British relief
-xpedftlon is within seventeen miles
of the beleaguered garrison at Kut el
Amara according to the best Infor-
mation obtainable today.
To reach tho city tho British forces
niust fight their way eastward through
a Turkish army that is believed to out-
number them two to one.
Investigate Consul's Case.
By United Press.
BERLIN Jan. 11. The German
government Is investigating tho case
of American Consul Iliggins at Stutt-
gart who Is alleged to have made a
statement hostile to Germany accord-
ing to Berlin newspapers.
The Cologne Gazette recently
quoted the New York Staats-Zeitung
to the effect that the remarks of Hig-
glns violated the neutrality of the
Attempted to Escape.
By United Press.
B Kit LIN Jan. 11 Vienna reports
tho Italian liner steamer Port
which was sunk by an Austrian
submarine attempted to escape ad
then tried to turn the submarine.
London dispatches on December 7
reported the sinking of the lort Said
a 301-ton liner but gave no details.
Dissension In Peace Party.
By United Press.
TUB HAGUE Jbii. 11. Several of
the Scandinavian delegates threaten to
secede from the Ford peace party be-
cause thoy disapprove of the indefinite-
ness of tho plans.
Dutch guards expelled sevens:
American delegates who insisted on
smoking at tho first public meeting In
Holland held last night in the Zoolog-
The student members of the party
numbering fifty sailed today for New
York aboard the Noordam.
British Steamer Is Sunk.
By Uniled Press.
LONDON Jan. 11. Thirteen per-
ished when the British steamer Clan
McFarlnnd was destroyed by a sub-
marine it Is reported today. Twenty-
four persons were rescued.
By United Press.
LONDON Jan. 11 J. Anderson
the Independent labor leader moved
the rejection of the government con
scription bill in the house of common?!
TWO LITTLE LAWTON GIRLS
ARE SEIZED BY WANDERLUST
. BUT CRUEL COPS SPOIL PLANS
They were Just liftlo girls mere
tots the oldest of whom had seen
only a dozen summers and wlntors
but having become afflicted with
wanderlust otherwise described as the
go-somewhere desire they set forth on
a Journey to see more of the wonders
of the wide wide world.
Lawton was tho point from which
they embarked on their voyage of ad-
venture and all went well till they
reached Chickasha where alas a cruel
chief of police butted in and queered
their plans and they were peeved be-
yond all expression. '
Evelyn aged; 12 daughter of T. H.
Flynn superintendent of construction
on tho government building at Law
ton was the leader of the expedition
and the first mate and crew consisted
of Lorinne Sanders aged 11 daughter
of "a Lawton merchant. Their Journey
began when the Frisco passenger
train left Lawton yesterday afternoon
and It ended when the train arrived
at Chickasha. Parents of the children
had learned of their trip and tele
phoned the police here too look for
them. Chief Phillips went to the train
and when the conductor stepped off he
inquired for the children learning
that they were aboard. "Just tell
them that there Is a man here who
wants t see them" said the chief.
Tho conductor delivered the message
and the little girls appeared. One of
them was sent back for tho little hand
bag which contains.l their baggage
and then they accompanied the chief
to the police station. Mr. Phillips
soca had Mr. Flynn on the wird in-
forming him that he would take good
care or the children till their parents
came for them.
"What are you going to do with us?"
asked Evelyn at the police station.
"I'm going to take you to my house
where you can play with my 1'ttle
girls till your papas come after you"
replied Mr. Phillips. "No you won't
do anything of the kind." shot back
Evelyn. "We are going to a hotel
wo don't want to stay with you" and
Lorinne seconded the motion saying
"I've never been to a hotel and that's
BIG FIRE IN
By United Press.
OTTUMWA Jan. 11. Fire today de
stroyed an entire bhK'k in the business
district here Including eight establish
Tho loss Is estimated at three-quar
ters of a million dollars. It is alleged
that tho blazo was of incendiary origin.
Fires were started in three other busi
ness houses while the flames were
Later rcuorts indicate that the vic-
tims of the Cravens car accident Mon
day morning were more seriously hurt
than was reported.
Mrs. Jack Cravens who was In the
car with Mr. Cravens at the time of
the accident has it is feared sus
tained more serious injuries than was
at first supposed. In his efforts to
avoid striking Mrs. Watkins Mr.
Craven as told in yesterday's Express
swerved his car so suddenly that it
was overturned throwing thereby
both himself and Mrs. Cravens vio
lently to asphalt-paved streets. Mrs.
Cravens is suffering from a number
of severe bruises and strains and has
been confined to her bed-all day today.
Mr. Cravens has so far recovered from
the effects of his fall as to be able to
come down town this afternoon.
Mrs. Edna T. Watkins deputy court
clerk is reported as resting as easily
as might bo expected but still suffer-
ing Bevere pains. Mrs. Watkins has
been moved to tho home of her
parents Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Callaham.
While no bones were broken most
fortunately at tho same time Mrs.
Watkins is said to have suffered some
f-evere cuts and bruises which will
confine her to her room for several
where I want to go." The hard
hearted chief was obdurate however
and it was to his home that the adven-
"Where were you going?" asked
reporter and Evelyn answered "To
Why did you stop here?" was
asked. "That thing came to the train
end got us" answered the child point-
ing to the big chief.
"Why did you leave home didn't
they treat you well?" was inquired.
"Oh yes mamma and papa are Just as
good as they can be lmt we don't like
Lawton and we wanted to go some
place. We Just don't like Lawton
Evelyn said she had "saved up" five
dollars and with it she bought two
tickets to Tulsa having eighty cents
left. The spent ten cents on the train
and they had seventy-five cents in
the treasury when they reached Chick-
"Did you Intend to run away to
stay?" asked the reporter. "Oh no"
was the reply. "We expected to go
to a hotel in Tulsa and write to papa.
I guess he would have sent us money
or come after us. No we don't know
anybody at Tulsa and have never been
Evelyn said she and Lorinne were
near neighbors. They packed their
handbag and slipped it over to
Lorinne's house tho day before they
left and then when the time came
they Just marched down to the station.
"I'll Just bet that Old Peoples told
them where we were going" remarked
F-alyn. "Who is Mr. Peoples?" was
asked. "Oh he knows us well ana
we met him on the way to the train
and he Just made us tell whero we
Chief Phillips sent for his two little
(laughters to come down to the station
to accompany the visitors home with
him and when they started ne of
them took the hand of Lorinne putting
Iier arm around her and Lorinne
seemed to bo quite content to go. This
morning the parents of the wanderers
cama from Lawton .and took them
By Unitd Press.
NEW LONDON. Conn. Jan. 11. Na-
val officials are investigating a mys-
terious fire which threatened to de-
stroy the coaling station of the United
Sates submarine base hero this morn-
ing. Oiily the favorable Vrection in
which the wind was lowing made it
possible to check the blaze which orig-
inated In a coal pier.
BABE BORN IN COUNTRY.
Mr. and Mrs. I. V. Jones of Dutton
township have a ten-pnund boy born
Monday night at 11 o'clock.
GUARDED THE WHITE HOUSE
This is Davie the ono on top ol
the kennel who guarded the White
House during the honeymoon absence
of President Wilson. Ho Is an Aire-
dale and the property of Miss Helen
Wood row Bones cousin of the presi-
dent and Is highly valued as a watch
dog. Holding Davie's chain Is Willis
Jac kson one of the White House mes-
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if i ks)1''T
Members of the British cycle corps
reconnolssance. Elaborate preparations for the defense of tke Greek city have
iu iueir lorces mere are peing made
Tonight snow colder; cold wave
with temperature 1C to 20 degrees.
Wednesday fair and colder in east
During twenty-tour hours enduig 8
a. m today:
Maximum 57 degrees.
Minimum 44 degrees.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON Jan. 11. Tho rising
opposition to the administration's pre-
paredness plan was considered todny
at a meeting of tho cabinet.
It is understood that Chairman Hay
of the house committee on military af-
fairs told the president that the con-
tinental army plan was apparently
doomed but that sentiment in the
house favors some increase in the reg-
ular army and expansion of the na-
The half-hearted support of the
Democratic leaders in congress is tho
outstanding featuro of the situation
that now exists. Representative Henry
of Texas Is regarded as secretly hos-
tile to the administration's plans
while Senator Gore of Oklahoma is
eaid to be openly opofud.
The United States army team from
Fort Sill will be liere this evening to
meet the C. H. S. quintet tonight.
Both are fast teams and a hard pep-
pery struggle is assured.
Last year Chickasha won over the
soldiers by a narrow margin but
Judging by the record of the Fort Sill
team this year of five games won they
will have to go some to duplicate the
feat of last year.
"However" said ono of the Chick-
asha crowd "wo have confidence in
some of the tall rangy boya of the
local team. Most of theni are mem-
bers of the football team and have
been in fine condition since the first
In addition to this game the high
school girls' team will play the eighth
grade girls. The latter have shown
their superiority over several teams
this season while the high school girls
recently trimmed Tuttle to the tune
of 14 to S.
Tho high school students expect
everybody to turn out and root loyally
for the home team Just as was done
during the football season. The pri
of admission to the two games is 15
The high school team will be picked
from the following:
Riddle. A. Griffith V. Griffith.
TT.t p ii.ii gMuvli-k..r and Pool.
BRITISH CYCLE CORPS AT
a it . si j I i n
ixtWtM: - N r
are here shown leaving Salonikt In
constantly by both the British and the
Piersol of Oklahoma Ctiy is Highest Bid-
der; Premium of $1307.50 Paid for
First Issue; Remainder
to Go at Same Rate
At a meeting of tho board of edu-
cation Monday evening 'bids for the
purchase of the $70000 bond issue
which was authorized at the recent
special election were opened and the
sale made to the highest bidder
George W. Piersal of Oklahoma City
who offered a premium of $1307.50 on
J 50000 worth of the bonds.
By the terms of the sale the remain-
der of the issue will also go to Mr.
Piersal on the same prorata premium
which is a little over Z percent. Of
(he first bonds issued $10000 worth
will be delivered March 1 and $40060
on or before May 1.
The other bidders and the premiums
offered were as follows:
George I. Gilbert Oklahoma City
C. Edgar Hommald Oklahoma City
W. A. Brooks Oklahoma City $575.
Robinson & Taylor Altus $75.
R. J. Edwards Oklahoma City $701.
Ben F. Johnson Chickasha $C01.
Chickasha National bank $1035.
Cummins-Prudens Co. Chicago
A. J. McMahan Oklahoma City par.
Fidelity Trust Co. Kansas City
Security Savings Bank & Trust Co.
J. R. Sutherland & Co. Kansas City
NEGRO PAYS HIGH FOR
Notwithstanding the fact that one
negro now languishes In tho Grady
county Jail charged with murder
Leonard Hawkins another citizen of
the darker section of Chickasha
started out last evening to put the
fear of the hereafter into the hearts
of his fellow countrymen.
Hawkins was armed with a six-gun
of modern pattern and heavy caliber
carrying capacity. He is said to have
flourished this weapon of destruction
along about over across and through
"Two" street while he delivered san-
guinary lectures to all who chanced
to come within hearing of his voice.
Finally tiring of the sport of abusing
every negro in Chickasha Hawkins re-
paired to his home still armed witn
his gun and a determination to make
angels out of any one interfering.
An! Berry Williamson came along
and interfered. Hegrabbed tho "bad
nigger" by the left elbow and haled
him Into police station. This morning
Mayor Coffman with his most winning
smile unloaded a twenty-five dollar
fine on Hawkins. Illawkins is in the
k ml 24n ihri
m-t- ;r I
thA midst nt a. Knnwotnrm in mov
been made by the allies and additions
Western Union reports received at
8 o'clock a. m.:
OKLAHOMA Generally cloudy
and warm. Temperature 47 to 55 de-
grees. . Raining at Oklahoma City and
Musokgee. Cloudy and warm at Ard-
inore. TEXAS Generally cloudy. Tem-
perature 55 to 70 degrees. Shreve-
port and Texarkana cloudy. Misting
at Little Rock and raining at Ft.
By WILBUR S. FORREST.
U. P. staff correspondent.
I LONDON Jan. 11. The insertion of
a clause in the final peace agreement
binding Germany to refrain from all
export business is one of the methods
suggested by the British board of
trade for crippling German trade after
the war is over.
Advocates of the plan declare that
the British navy would have no
trouble in enforcing such a clause but
that Germany might buy her way out
of it with a huge indemnity.
The board of trade is already inves-
tigating the possibilities of a general
boycott agreement among the allies to
refuse to buy German made goods for
a number of years after the war.
At the same time England is pre-
paring to bid on an enormous scale
for the commerce of neutral nations.
D. R. Ireton was arrested by the
sheriff's officers this morning and ar-
raigned before Judge T. P. Moore
charged with obtaining money from
John Dryden under false pretense.
Judge Moore set Saturday January 15
at 1 o'clock p. m. as the date for
holding the preliminary and ordered
Ireton held until thnt time in bonds lu
the sum of $750. Failing to give bond
defendant was remanded to the county
Several days since Ireton while in
Chickasha found himself in need of
funds and prevailed on John Drydan
to cash a check drawn by him Ireton
on the First State bank of Alex for
two dollars. At the time the infor-
mation filed by the county attorney
alleges Ireton told Dryden he had on
deposit in the Alex bank $64. The
check was returned marked "No
funds." Investigation is said to have
shown that Ireton misrepresented
things all around when he secured
the cash on the check.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Keith
at their home no.-th of Chickasha at
an early hour this morning a fine
Three Thousaod Teuton Prisoners Fare
Well in Model City Built Especially
for Them on Outskirts of His-
SAILOR BOY FROM
' FRISCO" IS THERE
Hurried Bad to Fatherland When War
Declared; C.hef and Heidelburg
Teacher Also inCrowd;Gymnasium
and Hospital Features
By WILBUR S. FORREST.
U. P. staff correspondent.
DORCHESTER Eng. Jan. 3. (By
mail.) "Prisoners of war or not
they're human." Such is the philoso-
phy of Major W. C. Bulkley D. S. O.
British regular army who commands
England's largest war prison camp
here at Dorchester.
More than 3000 of the Teutons who
fought for the Kaiser on the western
front during the last fourteen months
are reaping the benefit of British
leniency in this model city built ex
clusively for their use on the outskirts
of this historic British town. No
other press representative was along
on this trip today and is it the first
time an outsider has been permitted
to inspect every nook and corner of
the camp and talk unreservedly .to the
Surrounded by a double fence of
American barbed wire flanked by wire
entanglements hundreds of substan-
tially built one-story houses electric
lighted amply windowed and roofed
have been built to accommodate tho
prisoners. The houses are in ruws
fronted by streets and cross streets
which swarm with German grey-green
uniforms. The main gate opens into a
large parade ground surrounded on
three sides by barracks which were
used in peace time by a regiment of
British cavalry. In these barracks
where Hanoverians captured in 1914
ire living today a regiment of Han
overians fighting for England a hun
dred years ago was quartered.
"I've got an uncle in San Francisco"
said one of the prisoners when ha
earned that an American was within
"Where does he live in san Fran?"
"He lives on Jackson street. I used
to visit him often" answered the pris
oner in perfect English. A well built
youth whose counterpart is in every
American city was leaving the camp
postoffice with a small decorated
Christmas tree sent by his family in
Germany. He had stood in line for
thirty minutes until his name was
called and he had eagerly grabbed the
tinseled evergreen as an officer who
first inspected it handed it over. Stop-
ping a minute to talk he rushed off
to his hut where the same tree a few
minutes later had the place of honor
on a big table in the center of the
room with forty other prisoners ad-
miringly looking on.
This prisoner used to be a sailor on
a Seattle-Frisco steamer. When Ger
many declared war he hurried back to
An enormous kettle in one of the
large camp cookhouses was presided
over by a big fellow who used to be
a chef in Germany. He was making
tea for eight hundred men but stopped
a moment to explain that he had rela
tives In Mississippi. Another pris
oner nearby was cutting quarters of
beef into small cubic hunks for soup.
A crate of cabbages and lenllis was
on hand to flavor the stew.
On tho same street with this cook
house was the school building also
the shower baths and gymnasium. In
the school building classes are heard
by young men who used to teach at
Heidelberg. He's a teacher of lan
guages. The effect of rigid military
discipline imposed by the German
army was manifest In the way the
shower baths occupying two build
ings are always in use.
"Turn out!" ordered a British
officer conducting the Inspection.
Forty German heels clicked or would
have clicked if shod as twenty Ger-
man youths in "altogether" stood
rigidly at attention. The gymnasium
encloses many appurtenances for
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