Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 264, Ed. 1 Monday, November 16, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha Oklahoma Monday November 16 1908
First Number of Lyceum Entertainment
Pleases Hundreds-Lights Went Out
n sn auditorium filled with smoke
from a defective heating plant and
lighted part of the time with a single
lantern Senator Dolliver appeared Sat-
urday night under unfavorable circum-
stances but he succeeded beyond the
most hopeful expectations. Announc-
ing at the beginning that his talk
would be long or short depending upon
the clarifying of the atmosphere. No
one would have been surprised had
he quit in fifteen minutes but he en-
tertained his audience for one and
a half hours with sparkling wit pleas-
ing sentences and elevating senti-
ments. A disagreeable feature of the even-
ing was the going out of the electric
lights as usual. The speaker was
almost through when without notice
the lights went out to the confusion
of the speaker and to the dwp humil-
iation of the audience. .Matches were
lighted at Intervals in different parts
of the audience. Some one took a
lantern and Investigated the cause of
the darkness and uon returning with-
out reu!u th lantern w as placed upon
the stand and speaker proceeded. Fi-
nally a gas lamp was lighted to the
relief of all present.
Wa Not Notified.
Rev. Itutl'T and the officers of the
Methodist church were very much em-
larrar.sed that the church auditorium
was poorly neatea oaiuruay nit"'.
Fifty Pounds Still
:ial Returns Show
Oklahoma City Nov. 16. It has long
been the custom for President Roose-
velt to be supplied with hla Thanks-
giving turkey from a certain. New Jer-
sey turkey farm. The biggest bird
extant has always been sent to the
White House the record-beaker having
weighed 43 pounds.
Is Oklahoma going to be outdone by
Not a bit of it:
C. C. Chapell of Asher is going to
(start President-Elect. Taft off right
with an Oklahoma Thanksgiving tur-
key bigger than any bird President
! Roosevelt ever touched
j Last fall Mr. Chapell who is a Taft
; Republican from the word go noticed
!a monster turkey on a farm near bis
i home. It was a year-old bird and
They granted the Lyceum the use of jtehed 36 Pounda hen- "Save thftt
the church free but supposed thut
eome one would attend to the heating.
Tha janitor w.-s not notified to build
a fire till 7 o'clock. Each department
thought the other would see about the
fires and all forgot. The furnace pipes
Stop that Cough
or it will
A cough allowed to go on un-
attended may develop pneu.
Rexall Cherry Juice will cure
your cough or your money
25c 50c $1.00.
H. J. Brownson
turkey for me" Mr. Chapell said to the
farmer "and I'll sent It to Taft next
Thanksgiving wheu he's beta elected
Mr. Chapell has just looked up his
turkey. It weighs 40 pounds now and
is thin and rangy Mr. Chapell says.
"I have got that bird la a coop and
am feeding it dough and corn" said
;Mr. Chapell. "The way it Is putting
jon weight is a caution. When I ship
It to Mr. Taft 'at Hot Springs Va. next
jweek It will be close to 50 pounds.
That's the biggest turkey a public man
'ever ate I'll bet.
SECOND YEAR BEGINS.
Rev. M. L. Butler began his second
year's work as pastor of the Methodist
church. A largo audience greeted Rev.
Butler yesterday morning and the
year's work started rery auspiciously.
One addition to the congregation was
reported and the official board will
meet tomorrow night to formulate
plans for a most successful year.
ALL QUIET AT
Guthrie Okya. Nov. 13. The official
returns from Washington county were
received last evening by Secretary Will
I Linn of the state election board which
completes the returns of the election
I of Nov. 3. The official canvass of the
seventy-five counties gives Bryan 123-
'907 voles Tall 110.r.r0 Debs 21752
Qjlilsgen 274 and Watson 434. Bryan's
! plurality is 133'9. -!
The total vote cast on the presiden-
tlal ticket was 2."G917 which is 323
less than the total vote last year on
the governorship. The Socialists show
a gain of 12419 over the vote cast for
Ross the Socialist candidate for gov-
ernor a year ago. Bryan received 13-
737 votes less than Haskell and Taft
received an Increase over the Repub-
lican vote for Frantz of 234.
Chief Justice R. U Williams In the
Second Supreme court district who
had no opposition received 122100
Justice S. W. Hays the present mem
ber of the Supreme court from the
Fourth district was elected to succeed
himself by a majority of 12040 over
Judge J. T. Dickerson the Republican
nominee. Hays received 1206")7 votes
Dickerson 108577 and Bennett the So
cialist candidate 21089.
Corporation Commissioner A. P.
Watson w.93 elected to succeed him
self by the largest majoilty on the
state ticket. His majority was 13.180
over W. H. H. Reynolds the Republi-
can candidate. The official canvass
tires Watson 121285 Reynolds 108105
and O'Bryan the Socialist candidate
MAY PURCHASE COAL
DIRECT FROM MINES
Threats of Mob Violence
Suppressed and Crowd
Tecumseh Okla. Nov. 16. The
crowds that came through curiosity on
account of the announcement of the
hanging of Will Johnson have dis-
persed and everything is quiet. There!
has been no semblance of disorder'
and threats against the life of the
prisoner when he is taken from the
county jail to appear before the United
States court have not been mude. Re-
ports to the contrary are misleading.
Neither is there a general feeling of
dissatisfaction. Those who have felt
that tha law should have taken its
course without further Interruption
have for the most part been bold
enough to say so openly and a major
ity of this class have told Sheriff
Pierce so but not with a feeling bent
on lawlessness. .No appreneusion is
felt by the sheriff of any trouble when
the prisoner is taken from the jail.
Deputy United States Marshal Ja-
cobson of Guthrie has served Sheriff
Pierce with the habeas corpus papers
that were issued by United States
Judge Cotteral at Lawton. The or-
der provides that a hearing of the
proceedings shall be had within twenty
Johnson remains cool and undis-
turbed. He slept well last night and
ate a hearty breakfast this morning.
He doea not believe that efforts to
save him from the gallows will be
vain. He expects a prison sentence
but not death by hanging.
Commission Recommend That Clubs be
Formed by Consumers
to Buy Direct
Member First Legislature
Being Banqueted at
WILL BRING BRIDE HOME.
I Wade II. LaBoon leaves tonight for
: McKinney Texas where he will be
:" married to Mi.ssi May Kllen Kolsom
'Wednesday evening. He will bring his
bride back to Chknha and after Nov.
i 28 thoy will be at home at 528 South
Eighth street Mr. LaBoon holds a
' good clerical position in the post-
will be clepned out this week and the
church made comfortable for the winter.
Everlastingly At It
Eight years of uninterrupted successful and profitable
banking by the same management on the same corner
in the same old town fits us to supply your every
want and need. '
Sticking as we have "everlastingly at it" In the prac-
tice of considerate conservatism in management quali-
fies us to fill every requirement of the most exactirg.
Our ample capital surplus and profit accounts are your
safeguard for the future as they have been In thegsast
We welcome your call and your business.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.
ONE YEAR OLD
A year ago today the boom of cannon
crackers blowing whistles ringing
bells and shouting of the multitudes
announced the birth of the state of
Many changes have occurred since
the 16th day of last November and
the citizens of the young common-
wealth have accustomed themselves to
No exercises were held here com-
memorating the first birthday. At Ok-
lahoma City tonight the members of
the First legislature will be banquet-
ed by the Chamber of Commerce.
Senator Frank .Matthews who re-
cently moved here from Manguni Sen-
ator Taylor and Dr. A. S. Riddle will
attend tha brnquet from this place
quet from this place.
SECRETARY LINN HERE.
Secretary Linn of the state election
board was in town between trains. He
reported that he had been enjoined
in six different cases involving certifi-
cates of election to be Issued by the
state election board. None of these
cases has besn tried by the courts.
All of the state questions were de-
feated. While . most of them polled
large majorities of the. vote for and
against the questions yet they did
not show suffieineut strength to carry
by majority of the entire vote polled.
SUCCEEDED IN NEW YORK.
"The Wolf" Is the title and the Hud-
son bay country the scene of a new
play that will be presented here .to-
night. It is a melodrama of the Ca-
nadian woods written by Mr. Eugene
Walt or a young author who came to
the front with his first success "Paid
in Full." Both plays were attractions
in New York last season. "
HIS LUCKY STRIKE.
Mr. Eugene Walter the author of
"The Volf" and 'Tald in Full" practi-
cally was unknown to the play-going
public a few months ago but his two
plays both splendid Broadway attrac
tions served to Introduce him not alone
to the. public but also to success. At
the Wagner Opera House tonight.
Oklahoma City Nov. 16. "A dollar
aaved Is a dollar made" is found to
be more accurately Illustrated on the
tax books of Oklahoma county than
perhaps anywhere one might turn for
Perhaps the most ridiculous Item of
all on the county assessment books Is
that which shows opposite "Bicycles
automobiles and motor cycles" the
number 175. There are more than
3000 bicycles In Oklahoma county ac-
cording to conservative estimates made
by several bicycle dealers while in
Oklahoma City alone nearly 300 auto-
mobile are registered. The number
17." is supposed to stand for the num-
ber of bicycles automobiles and mo-
tor cycles in the county and the aver-
age value assessed on the tax books
It $2"9.r2 or a total of ?9 01G.
Nexf is found the item th.?t says
there are 237 typewriters In Oklahoma
county with an average value of $32. SO
or a total of $7707. When this num-
ber was mentioned to a local type-
writer firm yesterday one of the mem-
bers said. "Why I should hate to think
that we do not sell that many every
month and also hate to say that there
are not fully ten times that number
of machines In Oklahoma county.
When it comes to pianos it is a hard
matter to hide them and it is often the
case that the assessor gets into the
room where the piano is located. For
this reason it may be said that the
tax books are more nearly .accurate
when showing 1726 pianos with an
average of $93.47 than in showing 237
Oklahoma City Nov. 16. Members
of Oklahoma's first state legislature j
and those chosen at the recent elec-
tion for the forthcoming legislature
are gathering here today for the big
banquet which Is toto mark the first
anniversary of statehood. Everything
Is in readiness for the event and the
local committee having the matter of
entertainment In charge predict that
the banquet will be an unqualified
success. President Clarence Davis of
the social organzation of the first state
legislature under whose auspices the
banquet Is being given has received
assurance that practically all of the
members of both houses .and many
state officials will be In attendance.
Emory D. Brownlee the state senator
from Kingfisher will preside as toast-
master at the banquet and toasts will
be responded to by Representative
Milton B. Cope Canadian county; Sen-
ator H. E. P. Stanford Okmulgee coun-
ty; Representative H. S. P. Ashby
Marshall county; Senator E. M. Lau-
drun Cherokee county; Senator H. S.
Blair Garvin county; Serstor R. E.
Echols Beckham county. Representa-
tive A. IT. Ellis Garfield county; Rep-
resentative William H. Murray John-
ston county; Representative C. A.
Cook Muskogee county; Senator J.
Elmer Thomas Comanche county;
Representative Joe Sherman Majors
county; Representative W. A. Durant
Bryan county; Representative B. J.
Hobdy Craig county. The invocation
will be delivered by Howell Smith of
Custer county while Representative
C. G. Jones of Oklahoma county will
deliver the address of welcome to
which Senator Clarence P. Davis of
Creek county will respond. The an-
nual election of officers will take place
following the banquet and the toasts.
The legislature's poets will also be
given a chance. m
DOCTORS LOCATE HERE.
Drs. B. B. Larkir.s .and Mary A.
Markey have opened offices in the
new JIcFaiiant .uilding on Chickasha
avenue for the practice of osteopathy.
Both doctors are from Salisbury Mo.
and are experts' in their profession.
Dr. Larkins has bought property on
West ChickDsha avenue and la grad-
ing It preparatory to building a fine
"County Fair." It's great. Home
talent. Tlay at opera house Friday
evening. . J l-l6-5t
Guthrie Okla. Nov. 16. For the
purpose of defeating the coal com pine
in the state the corporation commis-
sion has suggested to Inquirers thttt
citizens organize clubs and purchase
eocl direct from the mines at a iving
if $2 iter ton.
Freight rates have been greatly re-
duced by the commission in addition
to the legislation passed last winU"-
'cgi'latlng the weighing of cars an
making It 'impossible for the dealer tf
be short potted as was possible before.
In vite of all these regulations me
neople in many parts of Oklahoma ar.
paying p. actlcally the same pi ire for
f.el ar before sU.tehond.
Whether the retailer is to blame or
whether the fault is with tho mint
owners cannot be learned but the pre-
vailing conditions if prolonged may
compel a fixed retail price for coal
to be established by the commission.
This was threatened months ago but
the order has been held In abeyance.
"The people are entitled to have the
benefit of the freight reductions but
they are not getting It" said a state of-
ficer In commenting on the question.
Oklahoma City appears to have been.
j lucky for some reason as fancy Mc-
I Alester lump has been selling there-
for $4.50 per ton delivered to the pur-
i chaser. If these prices prevailed over
the entire state no complaint could be
made and the people would be getting
a square deal.
Miss Pearl Lamberson commenced
work in the People's Store this morning.
Mrs. E. L. Dawson and three chil-
dren are recovering from several
weeks of severe sickness.
V?Te are showing some
splendid values in la-
dies and gents purses hand
bags squaw bags card
St THE OWL DRUG S10BE
226 Chickasha Ave.
13 l TWTTkT S
It Not Why Not?
Did It ever occur to you that a Bank Account even
though it may be a sma'l one is the safest means of
doing business? Your checks are the best receipts for
all bills paid and your fuuds are neither lost nor
stolen from our vaults If only requires a small bal-
ance with us and we will obligate ourselves to keep
your finances straight and furnish jou with the
necessary check books and deposit books free cf
charge. If yon are not accustomed to banking we
would be glad to have you call and talk it over with
ovir cashier. '
Remember OUR DEPOSITS ARK INSURED BY
THE DEPOSITORS GUARANTY FUND OF THE
STATE OF OKLAHOMA which gives; you abso-
lute protection for your deposits.
Oklahoma State Bank
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Evans, George H. Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 264, Ed. 1 Monday, November 16, 1908, newspaper, November 16, 1908; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc732219/m1/1/: accessed May 25, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.