Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 40, Ed. 1 Monday, February 17, 1908 Page: 2 of 8
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Sometimes leads to disastrous re-
sults. Are you protected against
accidental Fire? Trie time to con-
sider this is now before you have
lost your property ami possessions.
It is surprising what a
a very little money will purchase.
Send us your address if you wish
information as to Fire Insurance.
Martin & Turner
(Suceeiwors to Early & Hayes.)
REAR CITIZENS' BANK
phone r;o. m
We give each article we buy special
attention for we know quality
We have just received a shipment
of the finest Dates that were ever
on the market also a large box of
Eat Dates and Figs better than
medicine for the system.
If yon want something fine in ma
ple syrup we have the pure article
Monarch Erand. Try a can in your
i.cxl order. We &ho Lave just re-
ceived a shipment of Ralston Buck
Tignor & Cash
FOR SALE OR TRADE 120
acres 60 acres under cultivation
spring ten miles of Chickasha 3
adles of station. Trice $2700.
FOR SALE OR TRADE Co
acres two miUs of Chickasha
iUtt culiyJ'. hi sues m ben
toil county Aikausas three miles
of station house barn small or-
-ma.lu. iU.10 gUUU idJUl IttUU
kilance good hard wood timber.
Trice $11 an acre.
FOR SALE 110 acres 100 Ai
kttom 90 acres lease paid up for
Jour years. All for $5000.
Money to loan on farm
nJ city property
JONAS COOK Real Estate
OFFICE JOHNSON BUILDING
E J. HUBBARD
Litis Stock Auctioneer
'If you are thinking 01 making a
?&!e and expect to get what your
Uixjs. or goods are worth it will
V-7 yea to get aa auciiouetr vho
knows whatever he is selling is
wcrth for the time is here and
will be for time to come. To gel
what your stock is worth a man
tryst be Qualified to sell and no
auctioneer who does not have the
p a-.tice and keeps pasted can't
t et you the ices yon are entitled
t. Watch the sale bills out over
t'.e coast ry and you will see who
is doing the selling.
Have had 15 years of successful
felling and my references are all
vi bo 1 sell for. Write now for open
flutes or phone at my expense No.
40. Si-1 1 every Saturday on the
; treft . For if I make yonr sale we
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"I wori-rrd f.ir a soui horn railway
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truth each tiow he talks as the Ar 0
explorers get to the north pole on
each subsequent trip. "I don't know
whether it was from sentiment or not
the banjo always bciw? linked with
southern history but anyway the
southern rail-nay of which I am speak
ing was completely equipped with ban
jo signals for th6 operation of trains.
"For a spell the hanji signa'a
around Lhiliihgo station not out of
whack and seemed to bo going to the
eternal frankfurters. JuHt when some
fast special would be dashing through
Llnlithgo going 2:40 on a jilank road
the pesky banjo signals would go ker-
Blap to clangor bringing the fast spe
cial up on all fours as it were. Thea
hades would bo tapped around Linlith'
go station with an eight-Inch pesthole
augor while the engineer ventilated
"The company eeut signal experts
and testers of all kinds to try out the
sulky signals to no avail. After this
Bassmcss of the signals had been go-
ing on for a spell the night operator
on duty at Llnlithgo got subject to at-
tacks of drowsiness.
"He just couldn't make bis eyes
behave. Every night about 12 o'clock
he would drop off Into the soundest
"The company couldn't stand for
any Little Bo-Peep In theirs. So the
boss asked nie if I wouldn't go down
to Llnlithgo to try and straighten mat-
"I never like to throw bouquets at
myself but I will say that I had no
marks against my record. As far a3
wakefulness was concerned I was lit'
tie Lord Fauntleroy on the Job. Never-
theless when I got to doing the
night work at Llnlithgo my reputation
for alertness or duty went by the
"Every midnight I would be at-
tacked by drowsiness and before long
I would be making a noise like Phila-
delphia Then the first thing you know
I'd he holding up all the flower of the
"One thing I did notice. Every
morning we would find our stock of
copper and zincs used In the gravity
batteries all nibbled up as If they had
been attacked by a mouse with some
aort of smelter attachment Inside. The
plot certainly was thickening.
"I got a good sized mouse trap and
set it near the storage-battery closet
properly baited with cheese. This
drowsiness still came over me every
midnight and the depredations on the
electrical stores continued unabated.
"The company was getting pretty
sore at me. I was just about ready to
pass up the whole thing and come
north when I ran short of ordinary
cheese to bait the mouse trap one
night and was forced to bait my trap
with a piece of peek-a-boo open-work
"Along about 12:30 my usual drowsy
spell came on. I was Just reciting
'Curfew Shall Not Ring To-Mlght' in
my dreams when I heard an awful
commotion out near my mouse trap.
"Struggling hard to overcome the
sleepy leeling which grew more over-
powering as I drew nearer to the trap.
I ran out and I can tell you I was the
niM sitv!"'!ne! man you evr saw to
find an electron! eel all twisted ttp in
that piece of fjwlss cheese. Yon see
the ordinary cheese never bothered
htm at all but he attempted to crawl
through the holes of the golf-course
cheese in order to gt at the electrical
stores and got all tangled up.
"The mystery of Llnlithgo station
was solved. Sou see a couple of elec-
tric eels had wrigcled their way from
the ditch along the railroad Into the
electric signal system and after hav-
ing once gorged themselves on the
current which Is so essential to their
system they . Just couldn't leave It
"Then they got wise to the storage
closet up la the station and wriggled
up there every night to replenish the
dying electrical embers In their bodies
at the expense of the company. The
peculiar electrical currents they ex-
uded from their bodies had the sam
effect as that new electrical anaes-
thetic the scientists are experimenting
1th now. It put HI the operator!
who worked at Llnlithgo to sleep.
"If that eel hadn't got tangled up
la the metihes of that Swiss cbeee
the nivsierv never would have ben
solved. I guess that's about the moat
peculiar and withal true electrical oc-
currence on record."
"Say" put In the tall cynical con-
ductor "there must be some of them
eels gettin' la their fell work oa this
division for I had to stop an' wake up
no less than six operators In a dis-
tance of 40 miles last niyht."
Straight Railroad Track.
In spite of the apparently mathe-
matical straight lines which many of
the western railroads appear to follow
oa the map it has been stated that the
record In this respect will he beaten
by the new national transcontinental
railroad otherwise known as the
Grand Trunk 1'acltic 70 miles of which
will ha constructed without a curve.
Five years ago however a lenpth of
71 miles of perfectly straight railroad
track was constructed on the exten-
sion of the Khodesla railroads from
Pulawayo in the directing of the Vic-
toria falls. So far therefore as the
length of straight line Is cmcenHi.
V.: a record is held by the portion of Uty
njh -ia raUivaJ nbuvo referred to.
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for the town and community despite his occasional mis-
takes may be a great deal more than the kickers themselves
are doing. Did THAT ever occur to you?
Wo are all neighbors in- this town. What helps one
helps the others. What hurts one hurts the others. Every
community is a mutual benefit a&sociation whether organ-
ized or just running wild. The printer is a charter member.
If you had no printer no newspaper how would you
like that ? Do you know what happens to towns that don't
support a newspaper? Nothing happens. Nothing ever
happens in a town like that. As soon as things begin to
happen in a town the newspaper comes along and tells about
The newspaper boosts the town. It records progress
and offers suggestions by the editor or the readers as to
further progress. Every copy of every issue advertises the
town. This is all free advertisement. It costs the town
nothing. It costs the people nothing. It is a part of the
In view of this fact which nobody can dispute it is
much better to pat the printer on the shoulder now and
then or to speak kindly of him than to kick him.
NO ; DON'T KICK
Chi:-kasha's population is 12500.
Chickasha 's altitude is 1100 feet above the sea-level.
Chickasha is the gateway to the Southwest.
Cfliekasha is the great cotton center of the New Southwest.
Chickasha is the railroad center of the Southwest.
Chickasha has a water power system that enables it to compete
ffith any point in the Southwest in cheap power.
Ohiekasha has a splendid system of public schools.
Chickasha has more fine church edifices than any other city of
its size in the Southwest and others building.
Chickasha has a Carnegie library.
Chickasha has many blocks of stone and brick business houses.
Chickasha has the finest bank buildings in this western country.
CLkkaska Las one of the best water works and sewer systems
Chickasha has a great electric light and power system.
Chickasha has the finest gas plant in the Southwest.
Chickasha has one among the largest cotton compresses in
Chickasha has two of the largest cotton seed oil mills in
Oklahoma the plants being among the largest in the world.
Chickasha has three large cotton gins.
Chickasha has the only cotton oil refinery in the state.
Chickasha has the largest flouring mills and elevators in state.
Chickasha has one of the largest furniture manufactories Of the
Chickasha has thirty-three wholesale manufacturing and com-
Chickasha has extensive railroad machine shops giving em-
ployment to near one thousand persons.
flhioVaahn is n fflerl pnnrt fifv
(hicknfiha has city mail delivery end several rural routes.
Chickasha has handsomely paved streets.
Chickasha has many miles of concrete sidewalks.
Chickasha has aa abundance of good water.
Chickasha is a healthful city; death rate being lowest in state.
Chickasha lias every advantage that other cities in the South-
west have and many more.
Chickasha's location is happily in a climate that is as near
perfect as can be found anywhere California not excepted the
winters being short and mild; the summers pleasant.
Chickasha has two large steam laundries.
Chickasha has a telephone system which has near sixteen miles
of cable and has two long distance telephone systems.
Chickasha holds out better inducements to legitimate industrial
enterprises than any olhcr city in th stale.
Chickasha's railroads aro the Kock Island the Frisco the
Oklahoma Central the Santa Fe end three Kock Island branches.
Grady county is the natural home of three great American crops
wheat corn and cotton.
Grady county is the fluent agricultural stock fruit and truck
growing country on earth.
Grady county is particularly favored in its climatic provisions
in that as a rule the farmer can plow the cat ire winter.
Grady county is also favored in its abundance of water and
('bickftsha w the best town m the best county in the best
btdii hi t!.o bst e.e.intry on the fa. ."1 of tl.e i-arth.
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spieuons signboard out-
side an office which
reads "KICK THE
sometimes go inside to
carry "out the apparent
request but thy dis-
cover that the printer is
a gentleman by the name
In every town there
are persons who if they
do not actually feci liko
kicking the printer the
newspaper man at any
rate vdo a lot of kick-
ing at the way he con-
ducts his paper.
Please DON'T kick
the printer; he is doing
the- best he can.
And what he does
MISS FRANCES DAVI3
CLkhiU Ave. Bddistlz
Miss Nannie Harper
Calls Attended Promptly. Phone
Chickasha : CLLIsarsa.
DR. W. L. PETERS
PHYSICIAN AND BURGEON
Special Attention to
Office Treatment Obstetrics and Diseases of
OVKK riHST NATIONAL BANK.
j rhono 105. Nurse in Office.
Dr fMa Mm
Physician & Surgeon
Disease cf Woiaea mi CUUicm
tpecialfy. Cifics 7- 8 cH Terre'Ilkllilkz
New and Second Hand Furniture
2 3rd door north of postoffice.
- KYOE FOeniTUBE CO.
Rock Island Transfer
&- Storage Co.
Contractors and Movers of
Bmrj Machinery HousehoIJ Gcoi
Pi&aoi ceJ Ssfei
Light and Heavy Transfer
DADDY KUNE Sollcltot.
L. DElP Manager.
Kreltz Undertaking Parloi
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Pool Billiards &
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10 CL Ji
A Gallon at the Creamery
Ask j-our Merchant for
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Made from Tare Crcaiu
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123 ClichsU Ave. Pilots 57
W. A. HOPKINS::
has moved to lib nzw
location 113 South
Second Street. a
h. Miifnm Buxton. M. D.
E. Colter Todd A. B. M. D.
Drs. Buxton & Todd
'r. EAR. NOSS AND TQROAt
C M. Fechhdmer..
Eocaa 1 2 3 Mmoa EaUsIki
lira Early BIHIsrd Farl:r
Carries tie Finest Lis cf
Imported and Domestic Ci-
gars in the city.
.EJSSrCDI & DUEL
. . AttsrEeys-at-Law
Rear of Chickasaw Trust Com-
tell G- Hollotfay
Proprietors of tbe
.....lack LLlJ Su&TiEf pAilori....
Cmncrwind'Air Uaiwaxa. UO.lg Cma-
tioa. Bat thin on tax'Ji.
Third Street Chickasha. I. T.
Robert J Bazc
rSTSaAN awl SUBGEOa
ea! attention to Era Ear. Kma. rhraat tej
Gasiara! Sunrary. vZu rr oa'a
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Bona & Melton
Sc!te 123 Firrt Nation!
Will Beautify Chickasha
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Will help you make Chick-
ash a more kautifol.
Nursery Stock Gtiat asked
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We have added New and Up-to-Dte
Machinery to our plant eti
Are able to do any
Machine cr Foundry Work
We make a specialty of fsh
WelEht- Structural Iron Work and
Job Work. Blacksmith Shop In
connection. See the Nix Cora
Stalk Cutter which we manufacture
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Own Diy end Night on the Short
Order S" '.:
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Evans, George H. Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 40, Ed. 1 Monday, February 17, 1908, newspaper, February 17, 1908; Chickasha, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc733264/m1/2/: accessed July 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.