Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 16, 1911 Page: 1 of 6
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ALL THE LOCAL MEWS f
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CHICKASIIA OKLAHOMA Thursday December is 1911.
NEWS BY WIRE DAILY
THREE TOWNSHIPS WERE ADDED
A3 RESULT OF SPECIAL ELEC-
TION HELD YESTERDAY.
MILLION AND HALF
OF TAXABLE LAND
Dutton Prairie Valley and Washing-
ton Townships Are New Members
of the Family Fine Farms and Pro-
gressive Citizens Ends Long Fight.
By a special flection held Wedneis-
day Fob. 11 In (he townships of I Hil-
ton Prairie Valley and Washington
all lying in the northeast part of Cad-
do county those 1 1 lj 1 ja are an-
nexed to Grady county.
The total vo'u polled wan 2."!t of
which lfhi were for annexation and 93
votes were afiattwt. The law requires
that tilt per cent of the votes he In fa-
vor of Kiich a question in order to car-
ry it. Sixty per cent of th total in
ibis Instance Is 155 and the proposi-
tion therefore carried by 11 votes.
The official vote was us follows:
Utitton '!." IS
Prairie Valley 3 a 01
Washington . 78 11
. Total . (; !t;j
Thin eliclfon terminates a fight that
was begun by cl'lenn in lhoe town-
ships something like two years ago.
The principal reasons why they de-
Hired iiriiievaliotl was the fact that
Chickasha I; more aei ossiblo to them
an a county seat and the? continued agi-
tation for another county west of them
which would have thrown them tit ill
further front a enmity heat.
Grady county while welcoming the
newcomers look little or no part in
the light deeming It a quest ton which
particularly concerned only Ihe p. o-
ple lit the t-"nvnlsi() f'-:i i d. A par-
ty of Chickasha nun orMstitii; of Kit
Jjhns George V. PVoly Adrian Mel-
ton and (. Si hlotterhi i k nii-.de a trip
throiiEh a portion of the lountry last
Saturday to assure (lie people that
Grady county would five Ituon the
glad hand and to fui ni. a tliem wish
certain data bearing on the question
which Ihe advocate of annexation de-
ulrert. Two cf the tomishlps are full Mze
while Duttoii is a half township and
their aiuii'saCnii will add about $!-
aOO.niin f taxable laud to (Irady coun-
ty. They are rich agricultural town-
ship and 'the residents are a fine
i:is of iroj:ies!lvc people with Mtue
of the be. lmproi ( ( farms in Oklaho-
ma. Before Ihe anm xation is completely
rnnstiniinated it will he necessary to
hold an election in Grady county to ac
cept the new members of the family
tint it is not believed that any opposi-
tion will be en countered In this elec-
Sneclnl ny rnited Press.
'Oklahoma (i'y. Feb. 1 li. Judge R
.1. Ray of f.awton referee In the Mc
intosh county neit fight today filed
his findings wi'li the supreme court In
which he holds tli.tt Kulaula Is the
county seat. The report must be ap-
proved by Ihe silpfclne court before it
becomes binding. This ends a Ions
and hitler struck' between Eufatila
and C'hft o'rth.
is Slightly Lower
Special by United Press.
Rome Italy Feb.. if. The pope's
fever showed a slight subsidence this:
morning but th inllaminalioti in his!
throat was considerably worse. Ilisj
Holiness has been suffering fiom an j
attack of Inlbicn.a a"d has been con-:
fined to Ills bed for two days. j
LICENSED- TO WED. j
A marriage license was Issued this;
morning in ihe county court to Mr..
Grant Lewis and M'as Vol a Hanson j
both of Chickasha. j
Judge Hayes Is a real - Chickasha
booster nono of your "tend like" for
him. Replying to a letter front Sec-
retary Kirkpatrlck Informing him of
bin election as a honorary member of
the Chamber of Commerce the judge
writes as 'follows:
"I appreciate greatly both the cour-
tesy and honor of being elected an
honorary member of the Chickasha
Chamber of Commerce. Hut while 1
cannot fail to appreciate this courtesy
and kindness of my home people I
hardly believe that I can be content
with only an honorary membership in
"Chickasha is vny borne and her peo-
ple arc my people; and I have more
than a passing interest in her develop
nieiu and prosperity; and with the ex.
cent ion of last year I have alw ays
been an active member of her Cham-
ber of Commerce tiinco I became a
resident of the city. My failure to do
ho last year was due to the fact that
1 was not present in the city at any
time when the matter of membership
was being looked after and I neglect-
ed to write for membership as I have
done the former years since my re-
moval to Guthrie. Therefore while
none the less appreciating the action
of your board of directors if ou
will write m-j the present requirements
of becoming an active member of your
body wi'h a atatement of the neces-
sary dues 1 shall be pleased to for-
ward my application and to contribute
my efforts in the development of the
"With kindest personal regards lo
yourself and the other members of
your board and with best wishes for
a prosperous ' year and great growth
for the city 1 beg to remain
''Youry very .sincerely
"S. W. HAYFS."
M. W. A. Prepare for
At a meeting of tli M. Y. A. Tues-
day night preliminary arrangetnt nt.j.
were made for a big cnuuly enmp
meeting March t'K. The awton team
has ht'iu invited to put their tl t ill on
on that date and all the camps in the
county which have gained a certain
number of new members will partici-
pate in a general big celebration. The
national auditor George L. Bowman
of Kingfisher the .state deputy J. S.
Shearer of Guthrie and other promi-
nent lodge workers tire expected to
be present. A committee on arrange-
ments wi;h M. 1! Krie z chairman
f as appointed.
A class of were adopted at the
meeting and will be Initiated later.
After the huskies meeting 11. 11.
Kreiu took the chair presiding over
a "tube" social .session. Talks by I).
K. Mnnii'son on "Why Pumpkins Hon'!
Grotojs Trees" and b T. A. Mcf'or-
kle cn Whj Hilly Goals Grow Horns"
were ably delivered and heard by an
apprccl: live audience.
Many of the members were In cos-
tume and 3. K. Hinds and II. T. Mor-
gan were voted the best "rubes" pres-
ent. Okla. Items in Indian
Washington Feb. 1G. The conferee
on the Indian appropriation bill have
agreed on the Oklahoma items. The-
se hool appropriation of f T5.' 10 ob-
tained by Senator Owen has Vein
ttrickeu from the bill and the same
may be said of appropriation for the
Presbyterian Mission School fnr Or-
phans at Goodland and Ihe Fort Sill
Indian school and Kiowa Indian
agency. Ths bill has also been aiu'-nd.
cd so that only net proceeds from the
sale of unalloted Indian lands may be
deposited in national and state banks
Another item provides that interest
on these moneys may be used to de-
fray the cost of per capita payments.
The original Owen amendment made
il mandatory by using the won! "shall"
instead of "may."
Still another change provides that
In future ail Indian contracts shall be
made by the secretary of the Interior
direct and approved by the pre.-ideni
thus cliniinat itig Hie Indian Itibes al-
together. C. 11. I'.tirke. cii euhi! ion man
the Guthrie State Capital was in
city yesterday on business
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JOHN SIGELOW AMERICA'S GRAND OLD MAN.
'OW In his ninety-fourth year
was many years ego Joan Ittgelow may lie term-tiie grand
old uiau of Amerii-a. Ho bus led an intensely active life hav-
ing written a score or more of notable Imoks in addition to per
forming much diplomatic ami other official service. Away back In ISfil
when the civil war was lu Ps infancy Mr. I'.igelow was Vnlteel States
consul at Paris. He served Ip that Important post until 1S0-1 when he
became minister to France lie has held several offices In New York
notably that of secretary of state from 1S73 to 1877. He was Intimately
associated with Samuel .T. Tilden whose neighbor he was In the Gra
mercy park section of New York city. Mr. Pdgelow still lives there
where his venerable figure Is familiar to most of the residents. Among
the books frtu Ills pen are valuable biographies of Benjamin Franklin
"Wiiliam Cullcn llryant and Samuel J. THden. "The Useful Life a
Crown to the Simpli Life" is one of his later works. His own has been
the useful life.
TO TELEGRAPH COMPANY AC-
CORDING TO STATEMENT AT-
TRIBUTED TO GEN. ECKERT.
Special by United Press.
New Ycrli. Feb. HI. The Western
Union Teles:-;. ph company .lost .$ I .""it..
eiH as u resul' of anti-race track !i.is-
laHon according to a sta'cinem cred
ited to tile late lien 'i nomas t.ciuri.
former jciident of the company.
The largest los.-is were m .ev
York st.ue as
lion in cotfnec
a re-nit of the
km with the nas
members of the
fore are charged vvi'h bribery.
The ttittl of Frank 1. Gar
state senator on a
lag to bribe Cotiu
charge of at tempi-"-stiian
kcr tit en a state senator w'as
today. The anU-m.v ' truck b
pa;.-.ed but it 1
be made ineffi
five if it Is
.1 rl w as
by .T. C.
jienio; o? Gin. Kelt
hi: muse Thomas
testifying iu a suit
! 1 e. ' to break
Mof of the drc mill
was left to T. T. Kcke
For t li ii -kasha and vleinily:
night ami Friday unsettled ;
1 1 ild -
nnd apparently u vlgornna as he
ONE PERSON IS DEAD AND TWO
ARE FATALLY INJURED. IN DIS-
ASTER AT MORRIS.
Siieeial by United Press.
Muskogee Okla. Feb. 16. Fitz Hall
is dead Joe Gad. lis has a fractured
skull. Carl Poage has two feet blown
oil" and (lata Vaughan is injured as a
re-u'l. of a gun powder explosion early
loi'.ay at Morris I'O miles southwest of
G.uldis and Po:ge will die as a re-
sult of their injuries.
Ail of the ii.en were oil workers and
w re imtchins in a sniall shack where
the cs plosion occurred
In a comer of the room there was a
keg of powder and it is supposed to
have been ignited when one of the
men struck a match to light his pipe.
Labor Will Raise
Vast Sum for Fight
Special by United Preen.
Washington. I). C Feb. Hi In the
name of "justice and libeyty" a half
million dollars is being raised by the
labor oi gaiiial ions of the country to
finance the struggle in Los 'Angeles
where ii is said tie- .Merchants and
Manulad urcrs' associafion is trying
to eru-.li out organized labor.
Labor leaders assert that the strug-
gle in Los Angeles Is of national sig-
nificance because they claim (ho Na-
tional Manufacturers' association la
behind the light in Los Angeles.
DEPUTIES GET 103 PINTS IN ONE
PLACE AND 72 QUARTS IN AN-
OTHER. Deputies Thompson Phillips and
Featherstou made another round-up
early last evening rvid so successful
wvrc their efforts that they IviJ to
get a wagon to haul die quantity of
i ontiaband floods which they gnled.
The biggest find wan made at the
"Yellow Dog" on First street between
Cbiekaaaa an! Kansas avenues. The
deputies say the "plant" found here
was one of the most complete they
have ever . encountered. The base-
boards In the house were arranged so
that they could be turned down open-
ing" the way to the bottles stored be-
hind them. The big depository how-
ever way under ihe floor the hole
aeing co.txed with carpet. Resting: in
this r.ea'. nceptacl'e were 103 pints of
HI ue Bib' on beer. Mrs. Foster is said
to be the proprietor of the place.
At Ren Tucker's barn on Oregon
avenue between Foerth and Fifth
streets the officers found 72 quarts of
beer. Several other places were vis
ited during the evening.
II? A WELL
Special by United J'rcsa.
Sapulpa Okla. Feb. Hi. The bodies
of two children the oldest less than
a month old weighted dowu with
rocks were found hero today in an
isolated well by Mrs. Hall who with
others was accustomed to get water at
The rock which held one of the
bodies at the bottom had slipped and
the body was floating on the surface.
When Mrs. Hall attempted to draw a
bucket of waier the bucket collided
with it and this led to the discovery.
All the physicians in the city have
been summoned to testify at the In-
quest. ANNEXATION .
Washington D. C Feb. 16. Reci
procity with Can ida which is the prln
eipal question before the senate is be
lieved to depend on whether the oppo
sition will resort to a filibuster to de
It is the judgment of the senate
leaders on both sides of the chamber
that if the McCall bill to carry out
the provisions of the Canadian agree
nient is permitted to reach a vote at
this session that the senate will pass
it by as decisive a vote as was record.
ed in the house Tuesday.
The president expressed astonish
merit that Representative -Champ Clark
should have injected into' the reciproc-
ity discussion in the house any thought
of annexation of Canada.
Taft said that he hoped this and for-
eign countries would not. take the re-
marks as representative of the demo-
cratic or any other party in this
country. Clark said yesterday that he
hoped to see the clay "when the Ameri-
can flag would float over all of British
C. C. Kirkpatrick secretary of the
Chamber of Commerce Is out of the
city ou some mysterious mission and
will lie gone several days. President
Hridges who is Holding down the sec-
retary's desk during bis absence de-
clines to tell where "i'.irk" has gone Or
for w hat puiji iso. p. Is evident that
the secretary is off cm some important
business and opinion? differ as to what
he will bring homo cn his return. Some
think it w ill be a tailroad or a rain
others a big factory whilo still others
surmise that it will be a bride.
M isa Lena Schi eld r
expected in Chickasha
visit Miss Lena Brock.
BOYS TO ENTER
A High school truck team of which
Isaac Schlottorbeck is captain has
been working out for the past three
weeks and expects to make a good
showing at the Mtaie field meet at
Norman this spring. This will be the
second year for the Chickasha boys to
appear as contestants In the Norman
meet and their plans are to have at
least one man entered in each event.
The boys in training at present are
Noma Gilbert Hoy Harrison Dean
Stacy Jesse Hurch Jack McClure
Frank Maggart and Fayette Copeland.
According to Captain Schlotterback
there is much more good nia'crlal in
the High school but l. is bard to get
the boys out.
IN NEW YORK SENATORIAL ELEC-
TION ACCORDING TO A DIS-
PATCH TO THE WORLD.
Special by United Press.
Nev. York Feb. 16. Forgery has en
tered the New York senatorial contest
according to a dispatch from Albany
which is published by the "World" this
It is declared that Assemblyman A.
J. Kennedy an insurgent democrat re-
ceived a letter purporting to have
been signed by Congressman .Win.
Siilzer and asking him to switch his
vote from Sulzer to Win. F Sheeban.
Kennedy suspected that something
Was wrong and he telegraphed to Siil-
zer who replied' according to the
World's dispatch: "The letter
despicable and a preposterous
Special by United Presa.
London Feb. Hi.---The foreign office-
was officially notified f'day that Rus
sia will make a military demonstration
aganst China in orde- to force compli
ance with the terms of the treaty
made between the two countries iu
Other powers received similar no-
tic?a from the Russian government.
DIG DITCH TO
Washington D. C Feb. 10. Col.
George W. Goethals chief engineer of
the Panama canal said today the ca-
nal would be completed by Septem-
ber 1 1912 at a cost of ? ;i60oi)o.niio.
This Is two years ahead of all ear-
lier estimates for completion of the
canal and fully $r.0i)tM''0i0 less than
many engineers have figured as the
Because of the early completion of
the canal Colonel Goethals urged the
house committee or. commerce to pre-
pare legislation under which can be
fixed shJVping tolls for passage of
vessls through the waterway.
Colonel Goethals could not say what
would be a fair charge but thought
$1 per net ton a vessel would be a
heavy tax on vessels using the canal
but would give tho trans-continenial
railroads competition on freight from
New York to San Francisco.
It is essential. Colonel Goethals
holds that the government control
the coal supply si at ions so as to pre-
vent private interests by monopoliza-
tion of this supply directly to con-
trol tho operation of the canal through
their rates for fuel.
Negotiations are already under way
by certain coal companies ho said
to secure the coal lands.
SUIT !3 FILED.
A suit was filed ill the district court
this morning by David I!. Ireton
against .Mamie ami Julia ireton mi-
nors fi.tr action to quiet title. W. F. j
Wilson of Oklahoma City is attorney j
for' the plaintiff.
A STRONG LAW FORBIDDINI
CARRYING OF WEAPONS
VOTE TO RECONSIDER
THE BANKING BILL
Grady County Representatives Both
Vote in Favor of the Motion Rev.
Andrew P. Johnson Invi'ted to Ad-
dress the Legislature.
Special by United Press.
Oklahoma City Feb. lb. 1 he lower
house of the legislature today took a
decided stand against the weapon car
rying practice and Its attendant evils
and the conditions that encourage it
when by a vote of 03 to 31 it finally
passed a bill which not only increases
the penalty for the crime but also pro
hibits the exhibitou of guns or brass
knucks etc. in show windows.
In a joint resolution passed by the
house today an appeal is made to con-
gress to make provision whereby In-
dian land can be taxed for drainage
district purposes.. The resolution says
that there are thousands of acre of
land In the eastern part of the slate
that can be made productive if con
gress will pass a law whereby the
state drainage laws can bo made 'ef-
fect fee where Indian land is involved.
Reconsider Bank Bill.
The house of represent at ies Wed
nesday completely reversed its nrt
action on the banking bill and by a
vote of 67 to 35 reconsidered its adop-
tion of the Killani-Fuller-Moore mi-
nority committee report which- it had
adopted Tuesday by a vote of hi to
Exactly a score of members five re-
publicans and fifteen democrats
changed sides to bring about this re-
sult. The second fight was ihort. Semple
made bis motion to reconsider the ad-
option of the minority report as he
nad given notice Tuesday he would.
Anthony moved to substitute the mo-
tion to reconsider and table. The An-
thony motion got the roll call and it
lost; by a vote of 35 a.ve 07 7 absent.
Under Speaker DuratU's rulings when
the motion to reconsider and table
fails tho measure is reconsidered.
Well satisfied with undoing what
had been done Tuesday the supporters
of the motion to reconsider attempted
iioihing further. Tho bill will not
come up again until Friday.
The action of the house Wednesday
merely puts matters back to where
they were before the first fight in-
which the governor's idea. &f a banking
board was defeated. Both the majority
committee report on the bill advocat-
ing the governor's ideas and the mi-
nority report recommending the con-
trary are before the house to be dis
Glover and Frey Vote "Yes."
Following are those who voted to
reconsider the unfavorable action on
the governor's board Tuesday: Acton
Ashby (Jackson) Asuby (Pushmata-
ha) Baldwin Barbara Blackburn Bo-
len Brown Campbell Chambers
Champion Charles Clark (Grant)
Clarke (Kay) Cornell C'oaghlln Cox
Crawford Davison De-ford (absent
Tuesday) Devereux Edward Fisher
Frey Gillispie Glover Green Harris
Jackson Jamison (absent yesterday)
Jayne Jeffords Jones Kerr Knee-
land Knight. LeftwL-h Logan (absent;
yesterday) MeCiintie Madden (Har-
mon Madden (Rojer Mills absent
yesterday) Milburn Miller (Musko-
gee) Miller (Nowata) Moss Patchi "
Peters (absent yesterday) Porter
Kenttrow -Kexroat (absent yesterday).
Rose Searcy Scrapie (who voted
"yes" Tuesday to lodge motion to t
consider) Shearer Snath (Adair)
Smith (Creek) Steen TeMerman
Thrash Tooley Vosburgh W'atrous
Webb. Williams (Kay) Woodson
Wright Speaker Durant. Total 67.
The house recommended for passag i
the bill ty Moore of OU.iwa rohitivu
to county toil bridges partn uia: iy ap-
plying to a bridge near Miami. Th".
bill by Broome relative to b-'etion of
county c nriitiii-nintn'i s was kilbd. The
Kiev. Bulcii and Conn ll ami iie de-
sertion bill came dp for di.n ussiou but
was re ii fernd.
Chickasha Ministec Honored.
The bouse accojiti-d an iuvita'ioii tu
visit. Tulsa next S-imrdaj a:d a ' ' 1 1 .
a banquet. i'o re. An ins it i-i ni wa v.
tended to Dr. Ar.div-w P. Jofiri-mi 'o
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