Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 89, Ed. 1 Tuesday, April 14, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha. Oklahoma Tuesday Evening April 141903.
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IN THE GREAT BOSTON FIRE
LOSS IS NEARLY $6000000
Vast Tract was Desolated Three
Deaths Reported-Relief Call
Boston April HI 'From the embers
Of thii conflagration in Chelsea yes-
terday there arose well organized
movement for the aid ami relief of tin;
Jii.oOO homeless a counting of the cost
by Insurance companies who placed
their losses at flJ.Ooo.uoo and deter-
mination by thy city authorities to
rebu'ld 3."-0 acres swept by the fir
where stood before line property val-
ued ut nearly $COu00uO.
Ouiy three deaths were reported to-
day and of the injured persons taken
to the various hospitals only two are
behoved to be in a critical condition.
The three bodies which were taken to
the morgue in Boston yesterday re-
mained unidentified today.
Revised figures obtained today Indi-
cated that tho losses were divided
according to the various classes as
" Churches and schools 1325000; pub-
lic buildings J 17301)0; factories busi-
ness blocks and contents $825000;
dwelling houses $3"30(M)O. Total
The Insurance of $3."00000 Is divid-
ed among about 80 companies. Com-
paratively little suffering was reported
among the fire victims today. So
prompt and efficient was the relief
work begun yesterday that practical-
ly no one-was w ithout shelter during
the night. Today the relief work Ins
taken tip by those who handled the
relief fund for the San Francisco suf-
ferers. Early i the day Mayor Drake
issued an appeal to the country for
aid but later In the day and after
a conference with Lieut. Gov Draper
the appeal was amended to include
the state only. Anouneement was
mai'e that $13000 had been raised in
Boston before noon. In addition the
city of Chelsea appropriated $10000
and a resolution for $100000 more was
introduced in the house of representa-
tives. fSIVEHS OH RM3PJ16E
TRAINS ARE DELAYED
MUbkogte Apiil 14. Travel ou the
eastern division of the St. Louis and
San Francisco railroad h..s been prac-
tically suspended on account of the
LifcU water at .Melvin ue.jr here
where for several hundred jotds the
tracks are under water. Up to today
passenperg were tranferred front one
train to another by hand cars but
today the water was found four feet
above the tricks making this impos-
sible. The Illinois Arkansas Cana-
dian and Grand rivers are still rising.
The potato crop in the low lands will
be badly damaired and the loss to
the railroads will extend into the thousands.
The Best of Everything
Is what we offer to our patrons.
Capital and Surplus
$150000. 00 The largest of any bauk in Grady Canadian
Caddo Cmmanche McClain Stephens or Garvin counties.
Our funds are protected by a Mosler screw door safe in a
fire-proof vault. An ample burglar insurance policy as an
additional safeguard. We care for your valuable papers
Examined semi-annually by U. S. National Bank exatni-
ners and monthly by our efficient Board of Directors.
Sworn statements published five times a year.
Officers and Directors
Every officer an experienced banker; all cletks and officers
under surety bonds. Directorate composed of well . known
and well to do citizens. Responsibility of stock holders
Our first consideration. We have provided every known
safe-guard for the protection of our depositors.
We solicit vour business
THE FIRST NATinWfll RARIK
m mm W a t r W I C mm I m
OF CHICK ASH A.
CAPTURE A BARREL
OF FLOWING SUDS
The store of refreshments in Sher-
iff Louthan's warehouse was increased
today by the addition of a barrel of
Deputies George Brown and Julius
Doss captured the contraband goods
at the residence of Staples a former
employe of "77." The goods will be
held awaiting the order of the court.
WAS OPENED IN FORT WORTH TODAY-THOUSANDS
Fort Worth April H. With thou-
sands of union workmen in the city
and a program Including addresses by
Governor Campbell President Samuel
Gompers of the American Federation
of Labor and President Charles Bar-
rett of the National Farmers' Union
the largest union meeting ever held in
Texas was opened in Fort Worth this
Six state and Interstate bodies will
hold sessions here within the next few
days and entertainment including a
great harbacue will be interspersed
between the business sessions.
The conventions of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen
the 0''der 'A Railway Conductors the
Brotlierh(K)d of Railway Trainmen the
State Federation of Labor and the
district meeting of the electrical work-
ers of the Second district embracing
Texas Oklahoma Louisiana and Ari-
zona. The state executive committee
of the Farmers' union is also in ses-
sion. REALTY REVIEW
FOR PAST WEEK
DEEDS FILED.REPRKSENT SALE OF
iPROPERTY YALUED AT OVER
For the week enclug Saturday April
11 fifty warranty deeds were filed for
record in the office of the Register of
Deej;.- of Grady county representing
tho :'5Uofer c property aggregating a
value of $3094094.
The sale were confined largely to
farm property thouKh there were sev-
ral good sales of city real estate. Fol-
lowing is the daily record of trans-
fers: Date No. Value
Monday April C 8 $3400.00
Tuesday April 7 19 8.29G.00
Wednesday April 8 C 21232.94
Thursday April 9 7 2212.00
Friday April 10 3 6603.00
Saturday April 11 7 6103.00
Totals CO $30910.91
IS THIS YOU 7
If the mau who picked ' ) the watch
in the toilet of the Early hotel Monday
morning will return it at once to the
office no further questions will be
'4 1 I 4 1 !
The jury in the boo Brown homo-
clde case was completed and the first
witness was placed on the stand yes-
Following are the men who sit in
the jury box to decide whether the
killing of Lewis Ililleger was justifi-
able: A. T. Jobe A. H. Witlierspoon C. C.
Xoaks V. II. Collins Joe Moss J. S.
Shiran J. E. Barr G. C. Knox W. E.
Smith C. L. McBee T. II. Bennett.
Dr. J. B. Mr-Pride who arrived at
thr w:rio of the killing about 7:20 .9.
in. August 1 l'JOO tin; date of the
tragedy was the first witness for the
state testifying chiefly in regard to
the wounds inflictd. Ililleger was
shot three times one bullet penetrat
ing the right arm another the r s?lit
side and the third e liver. He was
still alive when the doctor arrived.
A. S. Gooch at wnose house near
Ireton the killing occurred was the
next witness his testimony being con-
cluded this morning. He vyas follow-
ed by his fourteen year old son Rol-
and; Mrs. White who was the widow
of the deceased since married; and
by San Turpin with whose testimony
the state rested its case at 11 o'clock
this morning. Pleas Woiiey was the
first witness for the defense the tak-
ing of testimony for this side being
000STING CIIICKASIIA FOR THE
The Knights of Pythias of tn. city
are working very hard to secure the
grand lodge meeting for 1900 for
Chlekasha. For this reason a largo
delegation went to the meeting In Ok-
lahoma City yesterday although it
was out of their district and boosted
for the local lodge and the town. The
delegation consisted of prominent
members of Ihe lodge Including H. L
Coleman J. 3. Garner S. J. Goldsmith
M. L. Gilbert G. W. Caldwell P. A.
Arnold W. M. Halsell J. L. Robinson
G. W. Utterback Leo Caro and W. E.
Uuhardson. Mr. Caro and Mr. Cald
HASKELL EXPOUNDS DEMOCRACY
In the Sunflower
Wichita Kan. April 11. Governor
C. N. Haskell of Oklahoma made a
big dent in the republican solidity
of Kansas In his address last evening
before the Wichita Bryan club at the
banquet given at the Cary hotel. Al-
though there were but 200 notables
provided with seals at the banquet
the governor of Oklahoma had plenty
of opportunities through the day of
meeting hundreds of visitors from sur-
rounding cities during the numerous
receptions tendered him.
Governor Haskell's speech related to
the principles of ryanism and the
success made of the Commoners' Ideas
when put into practical use. Governor
Haskell alluded to the spirit of reform
and prosperity that had settled over
Oklahoma since Bryan's theories had
been worked ou!.
He said in part:
"Republicanism never was farther
away from LineolniMii than it is to-
day. Show me the true adherers to
the polities of the nation's greatest
president and I will show you a demo-
crat. Roosevelt tiny talk of the good
things that are in store under repub-
lican administration but when it
comes to a practical thing as a rail-
road rale bill Aldiich compels him to
COL. BAREFOOT FEARS
THE NIGHT RIDERS
"I think I'll raise a pretty good crop
all right if those Kentucky night rid-
ers don't swoop down on my tobacco
patch" said Col. Geo. Barefoot. "Con-
gressman Ferris sent me the seed"
he coutlnued "and I'm raising the
Ferris variety. My crop is looking
well at the present time and I'm going
'to prove that Oklahoma can produce
as fine tobacco as old Kentuck."
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continued this afternoon the theory
of self defense being developed.
The story of the killing as brought
out in the testimony is substantially as
Lewis Hilliger was a tenant of Bob
Brown and they ad trouble over the
contract (lie latter complaining that
Hilliger was not doing what he agreed
to do. ill feelings arose between them
and threats were made. On the morn-
ing -of the killing Ililleger and his
family v.cro at Gooch's home when
ijob Brown rode up to bring some
washing Brown got out of his buggy1
and came toward the house and the
two won greeted each other accord-
ing to Gooch "Howdy Lewis" "How-
dy Bob or words to that effect. The
defense claims that Ililleger made a
moticm ko get his gun but Gooch and
the boy testified that Brown began
firing before Ililleger nwde any move
to shoot. At any rate Brown went
to his buggy got his Winchester and
began to shoot. Alter Brown fired
Ililleger opened up and ran around
the house several shots being ex-
shanged. Witnesses for the defense testified
as to threats made by the deceased
against Brown and a conversation was
related in which Ililleger and his
brother-in-law had talked of getting
Brown at the mill.
well assisted in the floor work and the
former was spokesman for the Chlek-
asha lodge. lie says that Chlekasha
was favorably spoken of by the rep-
resentaUves of all the sixteen lodg-
es present and the indications are
that they will get the convention.
This year the grand lodge convenes
in Sulphur May a and 6 and the
Chickasha Pythians are planning to
send a large number of representa-
tives and will make every effort pos-
sible to land the 1909 convention as
that is where the meeting place for
that year will be decided.
State Tells Them
is the Remedy
subside. When it comes to a reform
measure Cannon comnels him to wait
until after the next election. When he
speaks of currency reform Cannon
and Aldrich both say 'Wait a little
longer.' Is It any wonder then that
Roosevelt in his desperation and dis-
appointment issued his 12000 word
special message last January confess-
ing that the OS years of republican
government brings us to the point
where he himself condemns every-
thing as radically bad and is wholly
unprepared to suggest efficient reme-
dies. ''Fortunately there is a remedy.
Bryanism is in actual practice in Ok-
lahoma expressed in the most practi-
cal constitution ever written for a
government of the people and by lite
people. We have fully demonstrated
that Bryanism means good common
sense and efficient government when
put to a test. If spread from ocean
to ocean it would mean a new era
where t lie government would be ruled
by the people instead of being control-
led by special interests."
Governor Haskell s speech will be
used by him In the national campaign
to prove that Bryan's theories are a
success when tried.
WANT DESCRIPTION OF
Chief Goodwin today received a tel-
egram from J. A. Norrls sheriff at
Pekin 111. asking for adescription of
Chas. Cooper the murdered man w ho
was found near Rush Springs. "The
parents of Chas Cooper live here"
says the message.
The remains of still at tho Kreltz
PRINT TEN THOUSAND
SOUVENIR POST CARDS
Secretary Allard received today a
request for twelve photographs of
scenes in and around Chleksha which
will be used in making souvenir post
cards. The first edition will consist
of 10000 cards and more will be
printed as there is a demand for them.
Mr. Allard will have new views taken
for this purpose and will show- up the
most striking scenes about the city
one of these will show the water pow-
er phnt and dam and other industries
will also be shown In the pictures.
1 in 1
EXTRA PRECAUTIONS ARE TAKEN
AT THE WHITE HOUSE TO
Washington April 13. The presi-
dent's message to congress urging
drastic legislation to curb tho "reds"
seems to have aroused all the anarch-
ists in the country. While every effort
is being made to keep it quiet it is
known that the White House has
been flooded the last few days with
letters of protest many of them threat-
ening. Two facts show that extra percau-
tions have been taken. Heretofore all
packages have been opened by Secre-
tary Loeb but today all packages were
sent down stairs for examination be-
fore opening. In addition to this the
secret service force at the White House
has been increased.
At the home of Postmaster General
Meyer a police patrol has been estab
lished within the last few days. No
explanation is given of this unusual
precaution but it i3 said that the ac
tion of the postmaster general in re
fusing anarchist publications the use
of the mails has caused threats to be
directed toward him.
Bryan Clothing Compan
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W. H. GILKEY President
G. W. BAREFOOT Vice-Pres.
M. C CANNON Asst-Cashier
J. II. Griffin M G. Patterson
A. S. Gilkey V. II. Gilkey
W. W.Horne F. M. Weaver
R. K. Woottea J. W. Speafce
W A. Wade T. L Wade
N. Harding C. Kutherford
C. Schlotterbeek J R. Abercrombie
J. A. Slaton G. W. Barefoot
J. C. Eisfelder II. Drake
B. B. Barefoot H I. Jarboe
M. C Cannon Geo. S. Mead
P. II. Jarboe M. J. Brooks
B. E. Crosby P. It. Dick
F. W. Jarboe Rev. A.M. Urban de Ilasque
M. G. Ambrister
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TAKEN UP BY THE HOUSE- FISH-
ER BILL UP
DISPOSITION TO DELAY ACTIOS
Speaker Murray Proposes ?.n Amendment-Whilehurst
Guthrie April 11 The que.st.ioa of
disposing of the Oklahoma schools
lands is at last before the legislature.
The Fisher bill providing for their
sale was taken up in the house yester-
day afternoon and its features dis-
cussed in a decidedly earnest spirit.
Tho bill was finally sent back to the
committee with an array of instruc-
tions ottered informally and carried al-
most without question.
In those instructions the sentiment
of the house can best be analyzed.
Some of the points are covered in
the bill and the author remonstrated
against the suggestions that are al
ready embodied. There is an unmis-
takable sentiment for the enforcement
of some kind of sale of the lands in
the house. The present bill how
ever is unsatistactory to many ot
the strongest advocates of the dispos-
al of the state's school lands to home-
seekers. Among the Instructions A ihe pro-
vision that not more that 160 acres
shall be sold to any purchaser. Th5
lesse is to be given preference right
and mineral lands are to be segregat-
ed. The Fisher bill touches on these
One important feature of the bill
probably will be eliminated that is
that reserving part for slate ami
county purposes and sites for poop
farms. The contention of the enemies
of this proposition Is that it is ag-
(Continued on Fourth Page.)
R. K. WOOTTKN Vice-Pres.
H. L. JAREOE Jr. Cashier
GEO.S. MEAD Asst-Cashier
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