Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), No. 173, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 22, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha Indian Territory Saturday Evening July 22
TOR THE GREAT BODY OF TEXAS
LANDS THATGO ONTHE NARRKT
SIX MILLION ACRES ARE OPEN
Fs'rmers Will Tike The Place of The
Austin Tex. July 21. There
promises tobelively bidding for the
state lands which are to be plated
upon the market Sept. 1. Thous-
ands of letters of inquiry concern-
ing these lands and the method to
be followed in purchasing them
have reached J. J. Terrell state
land commissioner during the past
four weeks. The inquiries coming
from people from every part of the
United States. The 6000000 acres
which are to be sold should provide
homes for several thousand famili-
es. Many Texas people will com-
pete for these western tracts.
While the minimum price is $1
per acre it is expected that much
of the land will bring more than
that price. Six million acres is a
large area although it does not
seem so large when compared with
the big dimensions of Texas.' The
state of Delaware has an area of
only t2ooooo acres. The land
which Texas is to sell Sept I is
therefoie four times as large as
Delaware. It is twice as large as
Connecticut and is larger than
Massachusetts New Hampshire
and New Jersey.
Alter disposing of this 6000.000
acres Texas will still have 12009-
000 acres of her own land under
The disposing of 6000000 acres
to actual settlers will be another
step toward the effacement of the
big cattle ranches in Texas. There
are many stockmen who will be
unable to carry on their business
after the expiration of leases of the
land in cpjestion. Some of them
are seeking new territory in Mext;
co others are going to Arizona and
New Mexico. The day of bigj
ranches in Texas is over. The
irrgationist and the stock fanner
are taking their place with a rap-
idity that mut be really alarming
to the old time cowman.
CONTRACT FOR COTTAGE
Dennis O'Brian Will Build a Pretty
Eight Room Houte
Denuis O'Brien let the contract
yesterday for pretty eight room
cottage on Colorado Avenue just
west of his present residence.
W. L. Garner secured the con-
tract. It will be a modern struc-
ture in every particular with large
airy rooms and will be used as
a boarding house. To show thit
there is demand for houses of this
kind it mav be stated that Mr.
0' Brian has already rented the
house for one year.
YOUNG PAYNE IS DEAD
Promising Young Man Patted Away
(kit Morning at 10:45
Hugh Payne died at the home of
his parents at Sixth and Minnesota
Avenue this morning at 10.45.
He had been ill nine days of fever.
Mr Payne was a promising
young lawyer of Browrtwood Tex.
and was twenty-two years of a0;.
He came home to make his parents
a visit and was taken ill soon after
his arrival. He was a youtig man
of great abilitie3 and -bright pros-
pects and had just completed a
course in the law school prepara-
tory to entering upon his life pro-
fession. His death is a severe
blow to his parents and other
Funeral s rvices will be heid
CHICKASHA MAN "APPOINTED
NEARLY EVERY MAN ON BOARD THE
GUNBOAT BENNINGTON FJTHEK
KILLED OR WOUNDED
AT LEAST FIFTY FATALITIES
Section of Upper Deck Swept Away
278 Men Aboard.
San Diego Cal 21. A boiler
of the United States gunboat
Bennington lying in this harbor
exploded at 10:30 a. m. today and
nearly every man on board was
either killed or wounded. It is
believed that at least fifty men
have been killed There were on
boaid at the time of the explosion
278 men. It is believed all of the
'wounded have been recovered
1 many being rescued from the water
'and they have been taken to vari-
!ous hospitals. The work of taking
'out the dead will proceed as rapid
ly as possible. As as a result of
the explosion a section of the upper
deck was carried away from stem
To an Importand Position on The Pana.
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Mr. O'Brien is a man who has
the greatest faith in Chickasha.
He picked the town as a winner
when he first came here investing
considerable capital and he has
been constantly adding to his in
vestment. He believes in improve
ments and leaves nothing undone
to make his property present an
to stem. The ship is listing to
starboard and probably will sink.
Captain Young who was ashore
at the time of accident has tele-
graphed the navy department
giving the facts so far as known
at the present time.
IT SHOOTS SIX MILES
New Field Gun at Fort Sill it a Wonder'
When one studies the field gun
that has been adopted by this gov-
ernment and is now being tested at
Fort Sill it is an easy matter to
understand why the Japanese
artillery worked such frightful
destru:tion among the Russian
soldiers. The Russians are using
a field gun similar to the one just
discarded by the United Spates
while the Japs are using a gun
similar to the new guns that have
just arrived at Fort Sill.
The old gun was a three and
two-tenths inch gun used unfixed
ammunition fired a powder charge
of 13 1-2 ounces and had a range
of four and a half miles. That is
the kind of guu the Russians are
The new gun is a three inch
gun uses fixed ammunition is a
rapid fire gun fires a powder
charge of 21 ounces and has a
range of six miles and is similar
to the gun now used by the japs
although in some points it is
superior. Thus it will be seen
that in field guns the Japs had a
terrible advantage over the Rus-
I sians as the Japanese field artillery
I could shell the Russians and at the
same time remain out of range of
! the Russian field guns owing to
l the fact that the Japanese guns
had a longer range than the Russi-
'an guns. Then again another
' advantage was in the amuuition.
I The old gun used an unfixed
ammunition hile the new gun uses.
fixed ammunition. While both
styles of guusarebreech-loaders the
unfixed ammunition of the projectil
being put iuio the breech of the
gun first then followed by the
powder in a bag necessitating the
swabbing out of the gun after each
shot. That is the kind of ammuni-
tion used in the old style gun.
Fixed ammunition is used in the
new gun. This consists of the
projectile and powder joined in
one piece like a catrridge dispen-
ses with the necessity of swabbing
the gun and the firing is much
more rapid. The new gun is there-
fore what is termed a rapid-fire gun
As before stated when one con-'
siders the differences between the
two styles of guns he cannot help
realizing the wonderful advantage
the Japs had over the Russians in
' their field artillery both in rapid
firing and in the distance of the
range. But the gun now at Fort
Sill is considered the best gun in
the world. It Is an American
made gun is the latest out and
is an improvement upon the gun.
now being used by the Japanese
artillery. Lawtou State Democrat.
CHASING RUSSIANS JUST TO PASS
THE TIME AWAY. BAGGED A
RUSSIANS FIGHT BRAVELY
A THREE CORNERED COMBAT
A Battle Royal in Which
We will soon need
room for new goods.
J TV W lawwx I I 1WI i V J 1IWVV
so see wnat we nave
in summer goods for
cash. -Clay Donovan tf
But Retreat before the Desperate On
tlaught of the Japt
Tokio July 21. A special tele-
gram from Okru says that the
Russians deieated at Deline were
about 500 strong with six feet
field pif-ce and three machine guns
and taking the fullest advantages
of the topographical condition of-
fered the most desperate resistance
The Russian positions were hidden!
among a thick forest and It was
difficult for the Japanese gunners
to make a correct observation.
The battle was opened by the
Japanese at 6 o'clock on the morn-
ing of July 7 and was continued
for several hours. Russian infan-
try gradually gained ground
closed in on the enemy's line of
defense and waited for an oppor-
tunity for the final charge. It was
nearly two hours after midnight
when the enemy's first line of j
defense strengthened by barricades
and trenches was taken. This
success was vigorously followed up
but it was not until 9 o'clock on
the morning of July 8 that the
enemy was driven out of the second
line of its defense and viciory se-
cured with trophies of four fields
and a machine gun. The nature
of the ground exposed the Japan-
ese assailants to great risks. It
was believed that owing to the
short supplies of ammunition and
provisions the Russians at Sakhalin
could not hold out much longer.
Tokio July 21. It is officially
announced that the Russians have
thus far surrendered at various
points of Sakualin Island 461 in-
cluding on colonel and 14 ottier
Dressmaking wanted. 509 Cbick-
"Blessed is the peace-maker (nit)
for he shall get it in the neck" so
says Perry Daniels.
There was a regular battle royal
among colored folks in front of the
P. O. late yesterday afternoon. It
was a three cornered fight in
which Fred Smith and Geo. Cro-
wel were the original belligerents
Perry Daniels being drawn into so
he says through his effort to play
peace-maker and good Samaritan.
The trouble seems to have grown
out of industrial conditions and
the consequent strained relations
among the followers of the shoe-
shining profession. Smith estab-
lished his 5-cent shine parlor some
time ago. Soon the .relations
between him and the older members
of the proffesioij were not cordial.
Some body posted threatening
placards about Smith's place no
body knowing who. did it. And
hen Crovyel received an anonymous
letter containing insulting lan
Ceorge went to Smith yesterday
and accused him of writing the
letter. Smith denied and said
anybody that said he wrote the
letter was a liar - and then the
fight broke out;
Round 1 -.-George lands on Smith;
Smith ducks and George hands
him some hard punches in the face
which Smith returns .
Round 2: Enter Perry who tries
to separate them" (Smith claims
that Perry was helping George.)
Smith breaks away and hands Per-
ry a hard jab in the mouth.
Round 3 Perry rushes Smith
with an umbrella delivering num-
erous blows with telling effect.
Round 4 Smith goes after
Perry passes hmi a strong punch
in the neck which lands him in the
Round 5 Referee calls time
Officer Gibson enters and takes
possession of the combatants.
Perry and George were held on
charge of fighting and disturbing
the peace. Smith was charged
with using profane language the
testimony in possession of the
officers tending to show that he
acted in self-defense. Perry and
George plead guilty this morning
and the Judge taxed them $7.35
each. Smith was called upon to
plead guilty or not guilty. He
admitted that he swore but said he
did it in self defense but the Judge
didn't recognize this as a lawful
excuse for "cussing" and fined
I him $7.35 reminding him of the
scriptural injunction "when you
1 are smitten turn t)rt other cheek."
July 17 to July 31
July 17 to July 31
Men's Spring and
WE ARE BADLY OVER-STOCKED OX TWO-PIECE SUITS
Men's Low Cut and
White Canvas Shoes
ALL GRADES GO AT COST.
Ladies and Misses'
There Will Be on Exhibition at the Eagle Mercantile Co. a Real Cost Sale on the Following Merchandise f
We are over-stocked on the above-named goods an want
to 4clean them out.' You know us we have no 'bogus' sales
5 il H til IS
I II HE
We have for rent some nice rooms is brick
buildings. South and East Front. Public Ste-
nographer and Notary in office at all times.
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