Chickasha Daily Express (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 286, Ed. 1 Tuesday, December 4, 1917 Page: 1 of 6
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CHICKASHA OKLAHOMA TUESDAY DECEMBER 4 1917.
WILSON ASK FOR DECLARATION
Upan Recimmendation of Deputy Exam-
iner; Commissioners Instruct Count;
Attorney to Act
FULL REPORT NOT
FILED WITH OFFICIALS
Covers Period From 1909 to September
1917; Compromise Suggested or
Suit for Recovery
Arthur Jones deputy state exam-
iner and inspector who haw been here
for the past several weeks examining
the records of this county presented
lo the county commissioners a reso-
lution calling attention to shortages
discovered and recommending that
the matter be placed in the hand of
the county attorney with instructions
to make a settlement or bring suit to
recover the amount that is alleged to
The resolution as presented to the
commissioners stales that there is a
shortage in the accounts of the coun-
ts 'i - .erks of the
jer 1 1909 to
ocuiember 30 1917.
The shortage is said to amount to
')out $2000 and the amounts di
closed in the alleged shortages are
reported to range from $200 to SilOO.
The resolution which was passed
by the county commissioners had not
been presented to the county attor-
ney when that official was seen.
Asked about the proposition he said
"I know nothing definitely about the
situation and at present san say noth-
ing about just what will be done ex-
cept that the instructions of the coun-
ty commissioners Svijl bo carried out
and a thorough ' investigation no
doubt will be made."
No details could be ascertained
today as the report has not yet been
filed and approved either by the slate
examiner and inspector or with the
governor and ia not recorded.
The resolution as passed by the
commissioners follows :
'Whereas there has been an exam-
ination of the affairs of the offices of
the county judgo and the various
clerks of the county court of Grady
county for the period beginning Oc-
tober 1 1909 and ending September
:io 1917 by a deputy from the office
of the state examiner and inspector
"W hereas while' such examination
has been completed by the deputy
statu examiner and inspector his re-
port has not beoii approved by Ins
superior officer n'pr transmitted' to
the governor and' neither has it been
placed on file with tho county clerk
of Grady county iind ts not a matter
of record as yet and.
"Whereas it lias been called to our
attention that the time for bringing
suits to recover moneys from some of
the officers is so short on account
of tho application at a near date of
the statute of limitations that we be-
lieve that the couny attorney should
institute such suits as he deems are
endangered from this cause at once
on such information as the deputy
state examiner and inspector is able
to furnish and he is hereby instruct-
ed to bring such suits
"Now therefore be it resolved the
county attorney is hereby authorized
lo make such settlements or compro-
mises as in his judgment is in the in-
terests of the taxpayers of Grady
county provided that before making
such settlements or compromises they
shall be submitted and approved by
the board of county commissioners
or in the event that such settlement
can not be made to bring suits to re-
cover the amounts due the county
and the successors in office from
these various officials."
Mr. Jones said it would likely bo
several weeks before the report is
approved and made public.
"I real'e that wrong inferences
may be drawn from the resolution
passed by the county commissioners"
said Mr. Jonos "and it ia poxsiblo
that soino officers who are entirely
innocent will bo Implicated in the
minds of those not conversant with
the facts ns I am not at libery t
make public the report until it has
been approved and given out by my
Fessentlen Explains Automatic Fire Alarm
System; Railroad Proposal is
At the bi-monthly meeting of the
Lions club at tho Geronimo hotel
during the noon hour Monday Mr.
Feesenden of the U. S. Automatic
Fire. Alarm company explained the
...vstem which his company is endeav-
oring to install in Chickasha and ask-
ed the co-operation of those present.
"All that we ask is that you care-
fully investigate our system which
has recently been recommended by
the officer in charge for installation
at CampFunston and which is fully
endorsed by the chief of the Kansas
City fire department" said Mr. Fes-
senden. "We want to install the sys-
tem in Chickasha and all we desire is
a chance to give it a thorough tryout
here demonstrating to you that we
are able to reduce your fire insur-
ance rates. Several of your own in-
surance agents who would stand to
lose money by the installation of the
system have given it their approval
thereby showing a fine quality of
public spirit. We offer this system
to you on terms that will cose you
practically nothing and we would he J
glad to have you give us a hoarmg
when wo call on you."
Upon invitation of the club Mr. Tt.
E. Montgomery of the Chickasha Cot-
ton Oil company placed before the
members a proposal for a new rail-
road The matter is still in the ten-
tative stage. A committee consisting
of Myron : Humphrey Orin Ashton
and F. C: Withrspoon was appoint-
ed to investigate further and report
to tho club.'
In all twenty-one persons were
present at the luncheon including
tho 'guests Messrs. Fessenden Mont-
gomery and M. B. Louthan.
CATCH SEVEN OF
AFTER EXCITING CHASE
3y United Press.
Chicago pec 4. Seven of the thir-
teen convicts that escaped from Jo-
liet penitentiary were captured early
The convicts captured an interur-
ban and robbed the passengers of
their clothing. Many of the passen-
gers were beaten some severely ac-
cording to reports. ' The convicts
then drove the iuterurban to Morris
where they abandoned this means of
transportation and seized two auto-
mobiles on the road. A hot chase
ensued in which five of the convicts
were captured after they had aban-
doned their automobile.
ISHil PAYS TRIBUTE
TO AMERICAN OFFICIALS
By United Press.
Tokio. Dec. 4. Viscount Ishii at a
dinner given in honor of the United
States paid a tribute to the Ameri-
can officials who made possible the
Lansing-Isbii agreement between
America and Japan. Viscount Ishii
proposed the hralth of President Wil-
son and Ambassador Morris respond-
ed with a toast to Japan's emperor.
OF CROPS ! "TOO FULL
IS GIVEN! FOR WORDS"
Farmer Has Less torn on Hand Than
Year; Mare Wheat; Crowing
SINCE RECENT RAINS
Average Price Cotton More Than 10 Cents
Higher; Cotton Seed Nearly $20
Per Ton Up
That the farmers in Oklahoma aro
in better condition than they were a
year ago in many respects is the in-
formation contained in tho monthly
crop summary for November issued
by tho Oklahoma state board of ag-
riculture. The wheat shows a low
percentage but the estimate vas
Made before the recent rains.
Tho report follows:
"The farmer has on hand from this
year's crop S3 per cent of corn 18
per cent of wheat 29 per cent of
oats and 09 per cent of kaffir and
milo. Having consumed and market-
ed during the past month 2'i per cent
of the corn crop 14 per cent of
wheat 10 per cent of oats and 21 per
cent of kaffir and milo. On the
same date one year ago tho farmer
had on hand from the 1910 crop 05
per cent of corn 14 per cent of wheat
and 31 per cent of oats.
The growing condition of wheat is
Ci per cent. Condition of same date
last year was 81 per cent. This con
dition of 01 per cent does not show
t-:o benefits of the rains of the latter
I ait of November and the condition
in December should bo greatly im-
proved on this account. Reports re-
ceived at this office show that a good
deal of the wheat acreage already
sown lui3 not come up and also that
in many parts of the wheat belt con-
siderable wheat sowing has been in
progress during the past month and
at the present time.
Lint cotton is selling at an averago
price of 20.8c per pound throughout
ihe state and cotton seed is selling
at an average price of $00.80 per ton.
On the ta::io date in 1910 lint cotton
sold for lfic per pound and cotton
seed at $12.00 per ton. The cotton
crop has been practically all picked
and placed in the hands of the gin-
ner. ' .
Tho acreage cut for hay this year
is J3 per cent less than that cut in
1910. This decrease is duo to insuf-
ficient moisture during the growing
The condition of livo stock is as
follows: Horses and mules 87 per
cent cattle 81 per cent and hogs SI!
per cent. These conditions are based
on a perfect condition of 100 percent.
Our reports show that in the south-
west cattle are in tho poorest condi-
tion owing to the scarcity of feed.
In a good many places reports also
show that water for stock is also
very scarce. Some cattle have been
reported dying in different parts of
the state due to being turned on corn
stalk pastures. Just how corn stalks
effected tho death of these cattle has
not as yet been satisfactorily deter-
mined. Numerous herds of Texas
cattle have been shipped to Osage
and other counties in Oklahoma
where fair to good pasturage is ob-
tained." IN HOSPITAL WITH
V.'. ('. Delk oi near Duncan was
brought to the Chickasha hospital
yesterday in an unconscious condi-
tion as a result of an injury that was
inflicted in a fight that occurred near
Duncan while at a dance. The skull
had been fractured and an operation
was performed ii an effort to save
his life. The injury was "Mstaincd
last Saturday night and up to late
yesterday evening he had not recov-
Chickasha Boy Writes of Bii Turkey Day
Feed From "Somewhere In California;"
Forced Decline Invitations
WITH KEEN APPETITES
ATTACK VARIED VIANDS
Big Grouch Views Preliminary Stunts
With Disfavor Then Goes to Hos-
pital From Overeating
(By Corp. L. Norman Duncan.)
Special to tho Express.
"Somewhere in California" Thanks-
giving Day 1917 (By mall.) Pa-
rents wives relatives sweethearts
and friends of tho boys in the service
tne United States who are station-
ed in this part of the world may bo
assured (hat tho latter were gracious-
ly remembered and well fed today.
Many hospitable people of tho bay
cities felt quite disappointed when
tho boys in olivo drab were forced to
decline Insistent invitations to dine
Of eourso today was c holiday in
the army but during the morning
hours one could not toll whether the
boys were training for some test of
superior strength or ski!! or were
preparing to make one long lasting
rush "over the top." So many were
tlio acrobatic feats p.i formed and so
numerous were tho acts that tax bod
ily energy that one melancholy se-
date soldier Who had the appearance
of one who has slept through his
youth and grown grouchy in his dot-
age grew rather suspicious at tho in-
tensive preparations and demanded
to know just what "all the rumpus
was about." It took a red-blooded
recruit who knew more about life in
a minute than tho grouuli would
know in four million years to give
him the information: "Why you
blamed old fool don'tcha know that
this here's Thanksgivin' and don'tcha
know that a feller cain't eat 'thout
nn appetite?" It is said that the man
of solemn mien woke up for once in
his life and is now confined in the
hospital due to over-eating.
When dinner time came and the
men with their cultivated appetites
inarched into tt spotlessly clean din-
ing hall they were greeted by lazy
smiles from kitchen police (which
being interpreted means aids to the
cjokl who had been sentenced to
a day's extra fatigue because of their
(Continued on Page Two.)
MIDAS NO. 2
S A GOOD
Dr. L. E. Emanuel secretary -treasurer
of the Midas Oil and Gas compa-
ny received a telegram yesterday
from Field Manager Brown at. the
company's property in the Nowata
field bearing decidedly good news to
the stock holders of the company.
The message stated that tho Midas
has brought in their second well and i
that it is better than the first one.
"We have opened up a new pool"
said Dr. Emanuel. "There seems to
be no doubt about that. How big it
is I cannot say but our set-on well
proves that we are going to get sev-
eral good producers at the very least.
I talked to Mr. Brown by phone after
I received his telegram. He was very
much enthused over the new well.
He stated that the well flowed all
day yesterday and would be a bigger
producer than our No. 1. Our settled
production on the two wells is going
to be very good indeed. We have an
other well drilling which should bb j
in within the next few days." i
Italy Begins Fourth Week of Defense
Monte Grappa; Enemy Re-Organize
TAKE HAND AGAIN
Cease Counter Attacks at Cambrai; Bol-
sheviki Commander Reports Army
Staff Surrender to Him
By United Press.
With the British Armies in Italy
Dee. 4. Italy has begun tho fourth
week of the defense or Monte Grap-
pa. This is proving to bo the second
Verdun for Germany. Attacks of the
Austro-German forces are failing to
gain ground. Tho enemy is reorgan
izing his shattered forces and making
preparations for another blow at the
Americans in Action
By United Press.
With the British Afield Deo. 4.
The Americans have again gt :ie into
action around Cambrai. These troops
were the same engineering units that
were in the previous battle and in
which they gave such a good ac-
count of themselves. They suffered
Some losses but are proud to bo the.
first American units to fight iu the
Cease Counter Attacks.
By United Pres.
London Dec. 4. General Haig's re-
port today indicated a cessation of
the German counter attacks in the
Cambrai sector. Artillorying is the
only action reported.
By United Press.
Paris Dec. 4. Tho Interallied coun-
cil proposes to publish a summary
of the resolutions adopted at tho con-
ference. Publishing what tho repre-
sentatives propose to do with the
peoples' money is regarded as a
strong weapon against Germany.
Americans Not Participate.
By United Press.
Pctrograd Dec. 4. Krylenko tho
Bolshevik! commander in chief has
reported tho surrender of tho army
general staff to him.
Tho American embassy will not
participate in tho Russian-Germatl i
. . . i
armistice the Bolshevikl was nouuem
by an American attache today.
By United Press.
Pctrograd Dec. 4. Pctrograd work-
men and soldiers have informed the
railway union today that the allies
aro negotiating to afford Russia tho
right to conclude a separate peace.
The establishment of a Tartar rc
public of Crimea was announced to-
day. It is reported that the Cossacks
have elected war mid Justice minis-
ters for the new slnlo.
AM. LEGION OF HONOR
By United Press.
Washington Dec. 4. Senator Ow-
en of Oklahoma will introduce a res-
olution at the joint session of con-
gress authorizing the creation of in
American legion of honor and permit-
ting Americans to receive war deco-
rations offered them by tho allies.
Senator Pitt man of Nevada today
introduced a joint resolution asking
congress to declare the existence of
a state of war with Austria Bulga-
ria and Turkey.
National woman suffrage and na-
tional prohibition will bi considered
by the house judiciary committee
next Tuesday the committee voted
WEATHER FORECAST O
Tonight fair colder.
Wednesday fair wanner.
Local Temperature. 4
Maximum 51; minimum 21.
RUNAWAY BALLOONS CAPTUIlED
off u. tiit.d n
Kansas City. Mo. Dev. I. The mil-
itary balloon that escaped from Fort
Sill was landed near Hush Springs
Oklii. by two officers who were with
the bag. The escaped Fort Omaha
balloon was landed near Treuton
Local Order Floats First Service Flag to
Breeze; Sixteen Members With
What is probable tho first service
flag in Chickasha was flouted to tho
breeze this morning ou the staff with
Old Glory from the Elks building.
This flag shouts aloud to tho world
that tho B. T. O. E. is not only a pa-
triotic organization but that it is
proud of its members who have an-
swered tho call to tho colors.
Tho flag ha;t t Jordor of red around
a white field' "inside that while field
a story of patriotism is (otd. . Then;
aro sixteen stars a star for every
momber of the organization now in
tho service of Uncle Sam either in
France or preparing to go over and
swap wallops with the Bodies that
domocracy may triumph over outoc
Two Chickasha Elks aro now in
France Lynn Rose and Ben Brooks
both with tho hospital corps C. B.
Johnson lieutenant in tho aviation
squadron is recovering from injuries
sustained in a 300 foot fall with on
aeroplane at Chanute field Ranloul.
111.; H. C. Antlo is a lieutenant In
the medical corps at Camp Doniphan.
K. K. Wootten Jr. is a first lieuten-
ant infantry now in Chickasha
awaiting assignment to his post. J.
V. Carpenter first lieutenant infant-
ry awaiting his assignment. Ross
Cox lieutenant aviation section
Camp Kelly; C. A. Wulborn corpo-
ral Jtoyal Flying squadron en route
to Franco; R. A. Sheltou heavy ar-
tillery Camp Bowie preparing to
leave for Franco; Shannon Owsley
non-commissioned officer Ft. Riley;
F. O. Kirby engineer corps proba-
bly enroute to France; It. Hurst pri-
vate In the infantry; P. II. Hampton
Fort Riley; C. D. Louthan non-commissioned
officer transportation Eec-
tion; E. V. Lnliooti corporal in tho
infantry Camp Travis; A. E. Lam-
bert Hon recruiting service Oklahoma
OF LOCAL TRAILERS
LEAVE FOR ANADARK0
About twenty representative busi-
ness men left at 1 o'clock today f"r
Auadarko where they will meet the
business men of that place cud try to
formulate some plan whereby the
Ozark Trail between here and that
city will be placed in condition.
It seems that the Caddo county peo-
ple are rather reluctant toward inak-
iug any effort toward building the
trail across Caddo county. It has
been announced that unless some
work is done in tho immediate future
there is little doubt but thai tho trull
will bo located on another route.
Among those who went to Auadar-
ko were Ed Smith. John Gribi Conde
McGiuley R. P. Smith Iko Means X.
M. Willianrs Dr. D. S. Downey. L. E.
Campbell McFarland. A. II. Hill S.
Prince E. E. Wrren J. W. Kayser C.
M. Hollingsworth R. S. Cox J. A.
Temple George H. Evans Roy I)
Bradshaw Dr. L. E. Emanuel W. H.!
Burgess E. C. Burton. 1
Immediate Task is to Win Ihe War
"Nothing Should Turn Us Aside
FIGHT UNTIL BELGIUM
AND FRANCE ARE FREED
German People Must Agree to Settlement
Based on Justice; Reparation for
Wrongs of Rulers
By United Press.
Washington. Dec. 4. President
Wlhon addressing the joint session
of congress today asked that -con-gresn
make an immediate declaration
of war ou Austria. Ho emphasized
tho fact that at present the immedi-
ate taf.k Is to win the war and said
that nothing shall turn us aside un-
til this end is uccmnpliKhed.
"Every power and resource we pos-
sess men money material Is being
devoted and will continue to be de-
voted to that purpose until success is
achieved" raid the president. "Any
peace that America makes must not
only deliver tho pooplo and lands of
Bolglum und northern Franco from
iTUMsian conquest but from Austria
Hungary the Bulkans and Turkey."
Tho president's message is being
cabled lo Europe South' America Ja-
pan and China. Tho war mo:. ;'.;.
will bo made public In all parts of
tho world except the central powers.
Aviators may drop the message be-
hind tho German lines later..
Explaining his reason for his decla-
ration In favor of war against Aus-
tria tho president said it would re-
move an cmlurrasgr obHtacla that
is now standing In our way.
A great crowd jammed tho con-
gressional hall to hear the message.
Tho president said that the wrongs
committed in this war will have to be
righted and cannot and must not bo
righted by the commission of similar
wrongs against Germany. "All gov-
ernments if they must live will
henceforth have the simple stand
aids of right and wrong that the
plain pooplo have tortny" said th
President Wilson said in part:
"Eight months have elapsed elnce
I had the honor of addressing you.
There have been mouths crowded
with events of immense and grave
significance for us. I eball not under-
take to relate or even Bummarlz
these events. The practical particu-
lars of the part we have played in
them will bo laid before you In re
ports from the executive departments.
I shall discuss only our present out-
look upon those vast affairs our pres-
ent duties and Immediate means of
nccomplU-hlug those objects we thull
hold always in view. I shall not go
back to tho raiit-.es of tills war tho
Intolerable wrongs planned against
us by the sinister masteij of Germa-
ny these have long since been too
greatly obvious and odious to every
American citizen to need to be ro-
The president recommends that
i ongrtss immediately declare tho
United States in a state of war with
Austria and declares emphatically for
peace based on generos ity and Justice
after German autocracy shall be fin-t
thown the utter futility of Its claim
to power and leadership in the mod-
The president said further "I shall
ask you to consider against and with
a very grave scrutiny our objectives
and the mobiles by which "ve tnan
to attain them. For the purpose of
discussion tea In this place Is ac-
tion aud our action tniist laove
sfrnir'ht toward? definite ends. Our
object is of courso to win tho war
and we shall net slacken or suffer
ourselves to bo distorted uutil it is
won. But it is worth w bile a.-king
and anskering the question 'when
shall we consider the war trcea?' Our
(Continued cn Past Two ) '"
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