Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. SEVENTEEN, No. 69, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 21, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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CHICKASHA. OKLAHOMA TUESDAY MARCH 21 1916.
Bandit Leader Believed to Have Escaped
to Santa Clara Mountains; Forces
Defeated by Carrani: Troops
in Battle Yesterday
President and Cabinet Agree to Cive As-
sent; Funston Thinks Clash is Immi-
nent; Peons Urged to Organ-
ize Ku KIux
By United Press.
EL PASO Tex. March 21 Villa Is
believed to have given the slip to
both the Americans and the Carran-
Kistas iby outflanking them. No word
had been received trom the scene of
yesterday's buttle nor from the Amer
leun troops this morning. '
Later In the day is was reported
that wireless messages from lien.
Pershing told or the Carranza forces
administering a severe defeat to the
Viliistas yesterday. It was reported
that Villa had retreated to the Santa
A little group of foldiers today pre.
pared to enter Mexico with a quarter
million pay for Pershing's men.
By United Press.
SAN ANTONIO Tex. March 21.
Gen Funhton said he was absolutely
without word concerning Pershing's
movements today. It was thought here
that this might mean that the pursuK
had txrcome eo hot that the wireless
cquipm-nt had been left behind.
With the purchase of fifty-four new
nuto trucks last night and shipment of
the name on special trains to Colum-
bus H Is thorght that the transporta-
tion necessities will be relieved.
Agree to Proposal.
Bv United Press.
WASHINGTON D. C March 21.
Tim president and cabinet today
ngreed that Carranza 's proposal for a
protocol defining the mannei in
which the troops of the two nations
will operate will be accented to.
Carranza today Inquired how many
V. S troops will be used in the Villa
Stirring Up Peons.
By United Press.
DOUGLAS March 21. Investigation
Iti the InUricr of Mexico shows that
Villa Is urging the peons to organize
Iands like the Ku Klux for uprising
w!en they are given the word.
Ofifcers of the American army learn
that inflaptmatory Villista pamphlets
have been circuluteit in Mexican set-
tlements along the American side of
By United Press.
SAN ANTONIO Tex. March 21.
Wiih Villa in a running fight with
the Carranzistas and retreating north
toward the American troops who are
tprei'dir-g out in a triple movement to-
waid Lake Babrlcora Carmen atd Ei
' Yulle a clash with the rear guard of
the Vlllistas should come within the
next few hours. Gen. Funston said this
' Oh the map It looks like Villa is In
l:ot water" said Funston. American
aeroplanes arq reported to be within
n few hours flight of the Naminuipa
More Troops Cross.
By United Press.
COLUMBUS N. M.f Maroh 21.
Americsn soldiers continue to leave
for Mexico. . The nunfber of soldiers
of all branches of the service who
have already crossed is seven thous-
and. Battleship at Galveston
T.y United Press.
OALVK3TON Tex.. March 21. The
V. S. battleship Kentucky arrived hero
Francis Hedwick charged with un-
lawful possession was arraigned be-
fore. Jud?e R. E. Davenport of the
tounty court this morning and re.leas-
irrt under bonds In the mini ot $300
for his appcaranco on April 3
Tonight rain colder In wept
portion; Wednesday rain and
During 24 hours ending 8
a. m. today:
Maximum S9 degrees.
Minimum 51 degrees.
UNION HILL CAPTURES FIRST
PRIZE AT FT. WORTH
W. E. Smith proprietor of the
Union Hill Jack farm has been not'.--filed
by the committee on awards at
the Fort Worth stock show that one
of his jacks captured first prize at
Mr. Smith has just returned from
Warrensburg Mo. where he attended
a Bale of pedigreed stock and bought
at a faney figure the finojblooded jen-
Following the receipt of a letter
from the regular office In charge of
the United Slates recruiting station lr.
Okluhoma City by Postmaster Bare-
foot Sergeant Crone arrived in Chick-
asha this morning and has opened ;
recruiting station at which enlist-
ments for the regular army will be re-
ceived. The rscruiting rooms will be located
cn the third floor of the federal build-
ing corner Fourth street and Choc-
taw avenu1?. A commissioned officer
Is expected to arrive in a short time
to have charge cojoiinly with Sere-
Sergeant Crone was in charge of the
recruiting station formerly maintain-
ed in Chickasha and is well known to
many of this territory as one o the
most efficient and gentlemanly of
Uncle Sam's non-commissioned off-
M. E. Humphrey of this city won
his fight for election as one of the
Oklahoma delegates to the Republican
nation il convention but his title to the
jlace will bo disputed when the lis
nieetine In Chicago comes by reason
of the fact that contesing delegations
were elected in the Sixth congression-
al district convention held in El Reno
A rumpus arose In the El Reno con
vention a a result of contesting dele-
gations coming from Stephens county
one composed chiefly of McGrawltes
and the other of Harris men. When
the Harris men insisted upon allow-
in? their contesting delegation to vote
upon their own credentials the Me-
Graw followers withdrew holding a
convention of their own of which J. W .
Kuyser of Chickasha was elected
chairman. Mr. Humphrey was elected
by the McGraw meeting. The Harris
men also elected a set of delegates.
Tiiflndins the McGraw delegates
tvnm stenhens county who were al
leged to have fbeen lawfully elected.
the vote In the convention stood t..
for McGraw to for Harris. Mc-
Graw men are confident' that their
delegation will be Beated In the Chi
ARRESTING FOR GUN TOTIN'.
Will Hawkins and Will Rogers of
Alex were before Judge Coffman In
the city court this morning. Hawkins
was given a $25 fine for gun toting
and Rogers a $23 tine for having In his
possesion a pair of knucks. Police
officers who made the arrest stated
this morning that the young men had
rroceeded upon their arlval In Chick-
asha to tank up with some of that
peculiar dope which Is alleged to be
sold In prohibition territory. FolloV-
!ng the tanking process they proceed
ed to put on a show in whiqh the offi-
cers allege the "concealed weapons"
A baud of Villibta raiders riding
Call at Home of L. D. Major and Annex
$16 in Cash Gold Watch and Chain
Also One Large Luscious
According to the story given out a
police headquarters Chickasha Is in-
habited by people with aesthetic ap
petites even to the wandering ele
tucnt who drift in between trains
pause only long enough to replenish
their depleted wardrobes and treasur-
ies and then drift out again
In evidencing the truth of the above
assertion the police stated that after
turglarious visitors had entered the
home of L. D. Major a night or so ago
end appropriated $16 in good and law-
ful money they cast about them un-
til they found a time piece which
would pass muster in any circle of po-
lite society. None of your tin time
pieces would answer. Had an lnger?jl
or a Waterbury have been lying about
they would both have been safe. The
tastes of the intruders called for a
finer article and when they espied
a solid gold tirno teller with a gold
chain attached they forwith annexed
The trousers in the pockets of
which the $lfi had reposed were
carefully folded after the treasury hEd
been depleted and laid with painstak-
ing exactness across the back of a
thair In a room other than the or.e
in which their owner had deposited
them when disrobing on the proceed-
ing evening. Nothing had been left
in a scattered condition; every article
which had been moved from one spot
to another had been sH down with
the care of the truly aesthetic person.
After having acquired Mr. Major's
cash together with the watch and
chain the intruders wended their
way to the pantry and appropriated a
large and lucious cherry pie This
together with a glass of cream was re-
moved to the front gallery and de
voured. With great evidence of fore-
thought and scrupulous care not to
linger the unintentional host of the
eariy morning hours the "profession-
oV left the empty pie plate and the
wtll-drain?d milk glass sitting upon
the floor's breezy edge while they
wandered forth in search of other
fields to conquer.
Mr. Major awakened at an early
hour and missed his trousers from
their wonted resting place. Ho notified
J J. Smith a farmer living about
two miles south of Chickasha has an-
nounced his candidacy for county com
missioner of the central district
presenting his case to the Democratic
voters for their consideration In the
Mr. Smith Is a Texan by lirth and
has lived in this county for nine
years. With the exception of eight
years during which he was engaged
In the mercantile business he has
been a farmer all his life. He has al
ways been Identified with the Demo
Speaking of his candidacy Mr. Smith
said. "If I am elected to this office it
w ill be my purpose to see to it that the
voters ot the central district liave the
LEAVE TRAIL OF DESTRUCTION IN
' rMPZ&Zz: H'roiP1 ivJr-ytf
along a ruilroad they have destroyed.
proper proportion of the money which
they pay in taxes spent in this district
I stand for an' economical adminis-
tration of county affairs and I shall
aim to make sure that when a dollar
Is ipent the county gets full value for
its money. I shall work for the inter-
ests of the county in the best way of
which I am capable just as I would
if I were working for myself. I have
had some experience in road-building
and bridge work and I feel that I
shall be able to handle this important
part of the county's business to the
satisfaction of the people I shall ap-
preciate all the votes that come my
Schools of County Will Clash in Basket
Ball Contests Starting Thursday Even-
ing; Complete Program An-
nounced by Committee
The executive committee of tho
Grady County Athletic association met
hi the offices of the county superin-
tendent during the afternoon of Sat-
urday March IS and after passing on
the eligibility of the lists of basket-
ball players sent to the county super-
intendent's office and drawing for
places ihe following schedule was ar-
ranged: All preliminaries for class B both
beys and girls are to be played Thurs-
day March 23 beginning at 7 p. m.
Class A preliminaries and class B
finals will be played Friday March
24 beginn'xg at 7 p. m. with the
possible exception of tho cbi&s B girls
final which will be played Saturday
Light March 25
The following program was arrang
ed: Thursday 7 p. m. class R girls.
North ward Chickasha vs. South
South ward Chickasha; at 8' p. m.
class B boys Rush Springs vs. Am-
ber; at 8:43 p. m. class B boys North
ward Chickasha vs. West ward
The West ward girls will not have to
play in the preliminaries ?.s there
were only three teams entered.
Friday 7 p. m class A boys Po-
casFet vs. Rush Springs; at 7:30 class
A girls Amber vs. Pocasset; at S:40
rlasa A hovs. Amber vs. Acme; ac
fl-30 class B beys' finnl winners of
Rush Springs and North ward vs. win-
nira nf Amher and West ward; It
in: 20 class A girls' preliminary Rush
Springs vs. Verden.
Saturday 7 p. m. class B boys.
n innnra nf PnrnRset. and Amher vs.
winners of Rush Springs and Acme;
at 7:30 p. m. class A girls winners
of Amber and Verden vs. winners of
Tocasset and Rush Springs; at S:40
p. m. class B girls winners of North
n-nrri ra winners of West ward vs.
winners of South ward.
The meet Is to be held In the Cbick-
asha high school gjm. Railway fares
enly to be paid both ways for seven
players cu boys' teams and for eight
nn trirls team. Admission will be 23
cents for each day of series of games
The schedule is signed toy William Mc
Sranahan. A. S. Hancock B. F. Harri
son and J. C. Stewart as committee
Allan K. Swan assistant county at
torney this morning filed complaint
before Judge T. P. Moore against Leo
Bitchey and cne Homer alleging as-
sault and battery committed upon th?
person of Albert Long.
M. F. Ceurtnev made a bu-iness. tr'p
to Cement today.
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Litigation Lasting Nearly Twenty Years
is Finally Terminated in U. S. Supreme
Court; Ownership of Brick
Presenting one cf the most conspic.
uoua examples of the "law's delays'
in the legal annals of Oklahoma came1
the final wind-up in the supreme
court at Washington yesterday of lit-
igation started nearly 20 years ago to
determine the lawful owner of lot 2
in block 40 in Chickasha. Judge F.
E. Riddle being the winner over F B.
and H. B. Johnson.
On the lot in question now stands
the two-story brick business building
which is occupied by Y. W Darnell.
By the terms of the court's decision
the defendants in the case are given
the rer.ts on the property up to the
time of the adjudication of the care in
order to reimburse them for the im-
provements. The history of this famous piece of
litigation e'ates back to the time the
Chickasha townsite was laid off the
lots being purchased from the Chicka-
saw and Choc'taw tribes of Indians.
Theodore Filzpatrick now deceased
bought the lot which was destined to
such an eventful career in thecourtf
and later Theodoro Barnhart built a
house on it Subsequently the latter
sold his house to J. P. Ellis who like
Barnhart paid rent to Fitzpatrick
Ellis and Fitzpatrick soon became in-
volved in a dispute over the title to
the property the case starting in a lo-
ca? court. Later Ellis sold his im
provements on the lot to Riddle and
the Johnsons acquired the claim of
Fitzpatrick. From this time on the
case wended its way through the
mazes of the department of interior
late and federal courts till the final
award came this week.
Stewart and Cruce and W. A. Led-
better Oklahoma City have 'been
Judge Riddle's counsellors. Ex-Sena
tor Bailey ot Texas argued the case
with him early this year in the Unit-
ed States supreme court.
Judge C. B. Amos Oklahoma City.
Judge Potter Gainesville Tex. and W.
V Evans general counsel. Frisco
railroad St. Louis have represented f
II. B. and E. B Johnson.
J. E. Shelton who's announcement
for the Democratic nomination for
county judge appears in this paper is
not altogether a stranger to the old
settlers of Grady county having lived
ill Minco some twenty-three years
Mr. Shelton was tern in Lawrence
coi'.niy Tenn. attended tire public
schools of Tennessee moving to Texa.-i
when' yet a boy and finishing hid
academic course in Wcatuerford col-
lege at Weatherford Tex. He taught
school in the public schools of Parker
county and then went to Minco. where
he was engaged in the drug business
for two years. Returning to lexas ne
finished his law course in the law
school of the University of Texas
thereafter Dracticing law in Texa-J
until two years ago when he moved
to Tuttle where he now lives and U
engaged in the rractice of law.
As a lawyer Mr. Shelton stands for
clean upright lsa! ethics la the prac
tlce and claims his first duty to hi3
clients. As a citizen no man stands
higher in Tuttle sober upright and
honest in all his dealings with his fel-
low man. '
Relative to his candidacy Mr. Shel-
ton saya he considers the office of
county Judge strictly a Judicial office
and that the judge of a court should
be free from bias and committed to
no policy except faithful service right
and Justice. He says "It shall be mv
earnest purpose to administer equal
nnd exact justice to all and to give
my best attention to probate matters
doing my best to deal fairly with all
concerned and if elected I shall give
my whole tima and energy to th-i of-
fice and shall endeavor to see that
litigants are caused no unnecessary
delay in the trial of their cases and
that jury and other court costs are
kept at a minimum. Fidelity to the
trust and honest performance of every
c'uty shall be my aim."
Mr. Shelton has always been a
Democrat conservative yet firm !n
fighting- the battles of his party.
By United Press.
WASHINGTON D. C March 21
The Hay bill as amended gives the
president power to call out the regular
army reserves in case of war.
Passage of the bill was a foregone
conclusion when voting on it was
scheduled to begin this afternoon.
The effect of this bill in case It is
passed toy the senate will be to in-
crr.iio the srryy to tiie extent of 60-
C0C men by a stroke of the president's
pen without action of ccngresa.
The Hay bill as it now i?tands practi
cally carried out the plans of former
Secretary Garrison except that feder-
alization ot the rational guard Is sub-
stituted fcr the proposed continental
By United Press.
LONDON March 21 . News of
Russian victories on both ends of the
8.70 miles of the eastern front this
afternoon overshadowed developments
in the fighting at Verdun.
At points where the Germans were
further advanced the Russians forced
Von Hindenburg to withdraw dis-
Berlin reports admit that the with
drawal ot the Germans was necessary
in order to avoid annihilation at the
bonds of the Slavs. Kuropatkin is in
uimmand of the Russians.
TO TWO CALLS
No. 2 station of the Chickasha fire
department responded to an alarm
turned in from 1006 South Fifth street
at 1:10 this afternoon and extinguish
cu a fire which 'vas gaining consider
able headway in a barn at the rear of
the premises. Tho fire was thought to
have bsen starttj by children playing
in the barn.
At 1:53 the central station respond-
ed la an alarm turned in from 3115
Chickasha avenue the Famous.
This alarm proved to be a false one
and was turned in by some one wno
became frightened! from smoke pour-
ing from the basement under the
Famous wherein a lot of trash was
ROAD CONTROVERSY BEFORE
DISTRICT JUDGE DELAYED
In the matter of Boone Bailey vs.
the Board of County Commissioners
and the township! board of Tabler
tewnship called toefore Judge Linn
for hearing yesterday the case was
passed until such time as the county
road engineer may investigate and
make his report. In this matter the
plaintiff alleges that the manner in
which a road Is being graded over
through ar.d across his lands will re-
sult In material damage to him by
causing water to stand on certain
portions ot his farm. At a hearing
British and German Destroyers Battle;
Teutons Escape After Running Fight;
Russians Start Siege of Trebi-
zond Turkish Port
METHOD OF ATTACK
AT VERDUN CHANGED
Crown Prince Assails Enemy's Lines West
of Malincourt; Flaming Liquids and
Artillery Make Inroads on
By United Press.
PARIS March 21 The official
statement issued this afternoon ad
mits German gains on the west lank
of the Mouse in a new offensive.
It is stated that the Teutons occu-
pied part of the Malincurt at a heavy
test of life.
P-7 United Press. '
BERLIN March 21 The war office
today announced the capture or
French positions ten miles northwest
of Verdun with 2")00 prisoners. '
Russ Enter City.
E7 United Press.
PEROGRAD March 21. It is report
ed that the Russians entered the Per-
sian city of Ispahan! Sunday.
Von Tripitz Wreck. -
By United Press.
PARIS March 21 Reports receiv
ed here my that Admiral Von Tripitz
as a result of brooding1 Over deaths
due to German submarine warfare
has 'become a mental and physical
wreck. It is said that the sluicing of
the Lusltania was the beglnnins of his
By United Press. . '
LONDON March 21. Four British
destroyers engaged in battle with
three German vessels of the same
kind off the coast of Belgium accord
ing to reports today.
It is stated that the British vessels
scored two hits on the enemy tout
the extent of the damage Is not known.
Ir. the course of the claeh four Brit-
it'll sailors were wounded.
After a running fight the German
vessels escaped making their way to
their naval base at Zeesbruggee.
By United Press.
ROME March 21. Advices reaching
here today say Russian troops are lay-
ing seige to the Turkish port of Tre
bizond which is defended by a large
force of Turks.
Prince Change Tactics
By United Press.
LONDON March 21. Frontal at-
tacks west of the Meuse having failed
the German crown prince is ::cw at-
tacking the French lines west of Mal-
incourt advices from the front state
Statements issued at Paris admit
that the enemy won partial success In
this locality the Germans advancing
By the use of flaming liquids and
heavy artillery fire the Teutons pene-
trated the French trenches and are r.t-
temptina to force back the French on
the forts defending Veidun from the
Forcfd Out By Slav.
By United Press.
VIENNA. March 21. Following
six months' defense It was admitted
today that the Ausfrians are evacuat-
(ne the Usciezvo bridgehead and
tiie trenches northwest ot that "point
being compelled to retreat before the
Mrs. Lewis E. Coles of Girard. Kan.
returned home today after a visit with
her sister Mrs. J. J. Merrill.
some weeks since plaintiff was grant-
ed a temporary restraining order
against the overseer of the road com-
pleting or going turiher -with the
Hi invpRtlcatlon of
I the road engineer this re.-Uraining or-
err remains :n euecu
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