The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 309, Ed. 1, Monday, May 25, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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THE OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPEk IN EASTERN DISTRICT MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL TOE LOCAL NEWS FIRST.
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ARDMOUK OKLAHOMA MONDAY KV1CNINU MAV 2." 11)08
COUNTRY SWEPT BY FLOOD
ALL TRAFFIC IS SUSPENDED
A summary of conditions existing and nn abutment of a brlilgo aru
from what will probably be recorded
as the greatest Hood ever experienced
In northern Texas and Oklahoma is
taken from today's (Monday) Dallas
News and Is as follows:
While It linH been remarkable for
tho few lives lost by drowning and
ncolduuts likely during similar disas-
ters the Hood and wludBtorms that
have swept central northern and con-
tral wistoru Texas during the last
forty-eight hours have also boon re-
murkahlo for the suddenness with
which they made their appearance
and the quick work of destruction that
have In each Instance performed
catib.'ug untold llnanclal losses to
crop drowning hundreds of head of
livestock paralyzing rnllrond traffic
sweeping bridges embankments lo-1 twoen Fort Worth and Dallas were
vees fences nuthouses and even bun- not running Sunday. Cars worn op-
dreds of dwellings from cities llko erated botwoen Fort Worth and Hand-
Fort Worth and Waco whllo thou- ley only.
sands of other homes have been In-1 The high water of Village Creek
vtded In less alarming extent to the I covered the trncks oast of Uandloy
suffering of th" people end tho dam-
ate to their household effects.
Bodies Not Yet Recovered.
In Fort Worth alone tho damage
Is estimated at probably In excess of
a million dollars and whllo two men
are reported to havo been drowned
their bodies havo not yet been re-
covered. A cyclono at Newark Wlso county
Saturday night marked havoc In tho
business part of tho town but no ! traffic Is resumed which may bo sev-
lives wero lost. i oral days hence.
Itoports received from Fort Worth Reports From Oklahoma
last night said that nearly every rail-1 At midnight last night It was re-
road leading Into Fort Worth was ! ported from Guthrie Okla. that thcro
Crippled. Through passenger trains I had been a steady downnour of rain
on tho Hock Island aro now turning ! for moro than twenty-six hours and
back at Chlckasha but expectations j that tho chances woro at luat tlmo
are that trains will bo operated as far that tho rainfall would continue
Jxa Wuurlka today. IVtween Fort I throughout tho night. Itesultlng from
Worth nnd Waurlka tho track Is I tho doluge tho Cottonwood river
washed out In many places ranging ! running through Guthrie threatens to
from 1.000 to 2000 feet telegraph lenvo Its banks In which event much
wlros aro down an 1 traffic will not bo ! of the lowland will bo under wator.
resumed for at least a weot
Tho line to Dallas also has a wash-
out and a week will bo netveusarv In
which to mako repairs.
Ou tho Frisco a washout and a lost
bridge has been suffered between i
Ilrownwood and Urookesmlth nnd nn-
other washout at North Fort Worth
but all trains are expected to bo run-
nlng on schedule time today. A se-
' rlous washout occurred on the Cot- J
ton belt between Carollton nnd Grape-
vine where n iKirtlon of the track j
Gilmer Motel Tuesday Even-
Southern Songs Southern Music
The parlors uf the Gilmer will b2 seated
and the prettiest program ever heard in
Ardmore will be rendered. The Con-
federates respectfully ask their friends to
Joint Track Affected.
The Joint truck leading out of Fort
Worth linn been .Mirtlally destrool
:i nillt! north of thnt city and repairs
can ot be made until tliu high waters
H pairs have been mado on tho
Hock Island tracks whUli wuro cov-
ered by tho falling of tho fill at tho
Seventh street viaduct which bus
made traillc on tho Denver an Impos-
sibility. Repairs ato expected to bo
completed iby tonight.
A washout occurred on tho Katy
between Tort Worth and Denton. It
will probably be Impossible for trains
to bo operated on schedule time to-
days. Through cars on Interurban be-
for more than n tulle and all efforts
to operate oars beyond Handley prov-
ed futile. Hopes are being entertain-
ed that operations may be resumed
by tonight. The full extent of tho
damage to tho tracks Is not known.
Hourly trains were operated by tho
Frlsdo from Fort Worth to North Fort
Worth and through that source em-
ployes of tho packing plants w'll bo
cared for today and until dierv car'
Tho Cimarron river a short dis-
tance north of Guthrie Is said to bo
from one to two miles wide In placos
and It Is feared nuulli damage le al-'
The North Canadian near Purcoll
is reported to bo rapidly rising
A messago from Chandlor stntos
that trains on tho Frisco through
there havo ibecn abandoned for tho
A heavy rainstorm prevailed in tho
region of I.iwton for tho last thirty-
six hours and reports from then t.
night say railroad service has been
A telegram from Kl Ileno states tho
Canadian river near there Is beyond
lis banks and many families In tho
bottoms were forced to leave their
homes. The overllow particularly af-
frets North Kl lteno. A six-foot rls
In the Canadian there Is reported
since 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The Missouri Kansas nrd Texas In
Oklahoma was forced to quit at noon
Sunday when the bridge ou the main
line at IJufHiila went down. To mid to
the disaster the main supplying nat-
ural gas to the eastern part of the
state was carried away with the
Clnrksvllle bridge and tho supply of
gas for Muskogeo nnd several oth-'
northwestern Oklahoma tuwiis was
entirely cut off. Oillclals of tho gas
company said It will be a week bo-
fore repairs can be made so that the
gas supply can agntn bo (.arrlod. As
natural gas Is used for lighting and
heating purposes business will bo
suspended In a measure.
Illvens Cornn & Fronsley have a
car of new barbed wire.
BY THE RECENT HEAVY RAINS
IN THIS SECTION
THERE IS NO TRAIN SERVICE
On Any of the Lines Since Saturday.
Grades and Bridges Washed
Away Telegraph Wires '
Notwithstanding tho fact that Ard-
more Is hampered by tho recent rain
storms we are nevertheless blessed
whon wo compare our condition with
that of the other cities In the state.
Tho reports received by tho railroad
agents here aro to tho effect that the
city will bo without train service fo-
tho next twenty-four hours at least on
all ot the roads leading Into tho city.
The last through train to nrrlvo here
this morning was over th'o Frisco
from Madlll bearing tho Dallas News
Tho report gained currency that the
3led river (bridge north of Denisou
was washed away shortly after th
early morning Frisco nnd Katy trains
The Ited river bridgo north of
Gainesville Is reported to bo about
foot ami n half out of plumb with
tracks about eight inches under wa
ter and tho river steadily rising at
the rnto of about n foot per hour
hence thero will bo no train servlco
over that lino either to tho south or
to the north. All wires along tho
Santa Fe north are down and It Is re
ported that tho tracks north of hero
in the Washita canyon aro about six
feet under wator.
Water from tho raging Washita has
backed up to wlthfn six foot of tho
depot at Herwyn. tho first 'station
north of here on that Hue. It is also
reported that the depot at l'urcell Is
about eight feet under water and a
conslde'nblo portion of the track
washed away. Tho Santa Fo used tho
precaution to place several cars of
rock on tho Hed river bridgo north of
Gainesville to if possible hold tho
bridgo nnd keep that structuro from
There has been no trains elthor
way over the Santa Fe since Satur
da night about 10:35.
News was received at tho Uock Is-
land local olllce to tho effect that tho
tracks ou that line between Ilandolph
and Tishomingo nro seven feet under
water and a considerable portion of
the tra ik washed awny.
Tho dyko built at Tishomingo for
tho power houso has been wuahod
away and a number of railroad bridges
gone Water Is still rising nnd tho
amount of damagos that might ac
crue cannot be estimated as yet
Thero lias been no train service ove
tho Hock Island slnco Saturday. Tho
paBsengor train Is tied up at Wards-
vlllo on acount ot tho track In that
section having been -swept away an
also the bridgo at Doggy. The local
TAKES THAT BODY TO TASK FOR
FAILURE TO ACT.
ANN0N--D0 NOTHING BODY
The Turn Down of Labor He Says
Will Result In a Union of the
Pwple Which Will Hold Con-
Washington Mny 2:1. Tho Amorl
an Foderatlonlst official organ of tho
F. of . came out tonight with
red hot editorial by President Com- i
pers concerning Sponker Cannon nnd
the "Do Nothing" congress. I
The prospect of adjournment with
no action toward enactment of an j
intendment to tho Sherman anti-trust I
law a mensuro limiting tho Injunct-
ive power; an eight hour law for
government omployos ns well as other
remedial measures for the labor in-
terests inspired tho article.
After recounting how by means of
petitions from mass meetings all over
tho country all congressmen and
senators woro ndvlsed of organized
Inlior's desires President Gompers
solemnly sounds a tune ot warning
that tho peoplo will Join In holding
congress responsible for failure to
Many congressmen" continues Co
editorial "plead that under tho dom
ination of our 'Genial Undo Joo Can
non' It is impossible to get those
1) lis before tho house.
''What a humiliating confession
from tho mcmbcrb ot our highest log-
Islatlvo body held fast In tho grip
f one Irresponsible man subject en
tirely to his whim.
"Nor must wo forgot that this Ir
responsible tyrant Is not represent-
ing his personal whims nlono 1
represents tho jiowerful 'interests'
The best team of matched
porrol horses in Anltnoro
for $300 cash The team
can bo neon ut tho City
Livory Suible. It will pay
to investifrnto ntonco. They
aro foo(l sound iiniumls
only eight years old.
W. F. WARREN
4 Easy Terms
I have some choice homes to
sell on llboral terms. Will tako
good buggy horso and team as
part pay. See mo at once.
Chas. E. Fraley
W. J. Lane
The Up-to-Date Grocer
808 East Main Street
who with the docile consent of tho
ninjoilt) ot the house have placed
him there and aided hint In Imposing
his autocratic rules upon the house.
Labor holds those momburn of the
house resMinsiblo who allowed con-
gress to be delivered bound hand
and foot as they suy until it Is
Impossible to secure legislation except
at the permlsMlon of this one man.
"When these members should have
been alert to protect the interests ot
tho people they allowed themselves
to be blinded by the slogan ot party
loyalty. Not only nro the rights and
iiitfii-Hts of the workers threatened
hut the Interests of the whole peo-
ple aro Imperiled.
If we had twonty-flvo or fifty
members who would nut obey the
party whip but would stand fear-
lotts nnd Independent obeying tho
wishes of their constituents then wo
might hope to defeat the 'Uncle Joe'
type of autocrat and secure a sponk-
or who would perforin his duty to
the peoplo and servo their Interest
by permitting full freedom of dobato
and full opportunity for passage of
ARE A UNIT
WILL CONTINUE THEIR FILIBUS-
TER UNTIL ADJOURNMENT.
STAND BY THE PRESIDENT
Tendering Full Democratic Vote to
Any Thirty Republicans to Pass
or Even Consider Such Legis-
lation as Recommended.
Washington May 21. John Sharp
WllllnniH minority leader of tho
house announced last night after a
recess nad been tanen until Monday
that tho democrats proposed to cOli-
tluuo their filibuster until such leg
islation aa President Hoosovolt hud
recommended should reculvo consider
ation or final adjournment had boon
ordered by ti voto ot the majority.
In Ills vlow adjournment of con
gress will not bo reached before tho
latter part ot this week. In a Btato
mont tonight lloprcscntatlvo Wil
"Tho democracy Is standing solid
with loss division than It ever know
In its ranks still tendering tho full
democratic voto ot the houso to any
thirty independent republicans to
pass or to consider at any rato a
bill for tho rP-olectIon publication
ot campaign contributions a bill to
Hccuro tho liberty of tho cltUeii
by a mollification of tho powers ex
ercised by inferior federal courts in
connection' with injunctions a bill b
safeguard tho rights and dignity of
tho states against tho same sort of
attack a bill to put wood pulp and
print papor on the free list hud
a bill for a model Insurance law in
tho District of Columbia.
''Tho democracy will contlnuo to
present itself for that sort of an a'
Ilunco. It will voto against a motlin
to fix a dato to adjourn and It au
nounces now as it has announced
all along and as it will announce
on tho last day ot this sossUn
that It Is ready and nnxlous to on
tlnuo at its post ot duty for an extra
session to be called by tho president
If ho bo In enrnost nnd really de-
slrotis to havo passed tho romod'al
legislation indicated In the foregoing.'
PASSED SENATE TODAY
OMNIBUS INDIAN APPROPRIA
TION DILL PASSES SENATE.
WIL PASS HOUSE TONIGHT
Washington D. C May 25. (Spo-
clal. Tho omnibus Indian appropria
tion bill passed tho sonata today
The conforenco roport will prob
ably pass tho houso tonight.
nivons Corhn & Fronsloy have
car of new barbed wire.
Whon will the clock stop? Enqulr
RIEST ATTACKED IN VIEW OF
IS RESCUERS ARE ALSO CUT
The Would-Be Aasassln a Wealthy
and Prosperous Farmer and a
Devout Member of the Con-
St. liiils. Mo. Mny 21. Itov. Jos-
ph I.uholey pastor of St. Joseph's
erniiiu CaUiollc church at Salisbury
. ''.) miles wost ot St. Iiuls was
probably fatnlly wounded at 11 o'clock
this morning when ho was twico stab-
bed by n parishioner Immediately aft-
- he had finished celebrating high
After attacking tho priest fei'ing
him with tho second blow the frett
ed man Joseph Schuotte a pro.pe:-
ous farmer and dovout mombe of Mie
congregation turned his fresnly
ntvened knlfo upon Mrs. Ilarbari
inter and John antes two of those
ho rushed to the priest's aid.
Mrs. Olnter was put In the hand
hllo fintos received two wounds ono
n tho hand and another In th elbow.
Neither Mrs. Olntor nor Gates was
I-'ather I.ubeley who a native of
St. Ixiuls nnd whose mother nnd two
brothers rualdo here was stabbed In
the right temple and In tho sldo ot the
eck the knife Just missing a Jugular
elii by n hair's breadth.
The clergyman was attacked from
behind Just nftor ho left the altar and
was standing In tho church door in
full view of about -100 worshipers ono
f whom a woman ho was shaking
hnnds with. Schuetto rushed uihiii
him boforo nny ono divined his pur-
poso nnd it was not until tho terri
fied parlshlonors saw their beloved
pastor reel and fall that they realized
what was transpiring boforo their
A dozen men grappled with Schu
ctto after ho had attacked Mrs. Gin
tor nnd Gates and ho was quickly pin
lonod to tho ground. Ho Htrugglnd
desperately shouting nnd snarling
and refused to bo quieted oven when
his wife and flvo children who had
accompanied him to mass hurried to
DENY NEGRO DINNER STORY
FRIENDS OF SECRETARY TAFT
DISCREDIT REPORT FROM
Washington May 21. Socrctrtry
Taft returned this evonlng from
Cleveland and went to tho white
houso ooon after his arrival In tho
city and remained until lato. The
story that tho socrotary whllo re
turning from Panama via Charlos
ton last week hud Invited a negro
to dlno with him In tho dining car
whllo coming through North Carol!
nn Is positively denied by others U'
Secretary's Taft's party though tho
secretary has not paid any attention
to tho story.
The story went that Hocrotary Taft
Invited "Hilly" tho negro messcngor
from tho war department who was
akin to Panama to come Into the
H"i ! nr and havo dinner and tllat
Innes' Band Chorus
Basses and Tenors at Presbyterian church 7:30
Sopronos at Baptist church 7:30
Altos at S:oo o'clock.
Everyone he prompt.
tin- conductor of tho train refiijcd to
allow the colored man to do so alleg-
j Iiik that the ''Jim Crow'" law ot
North Carolina forbade.
I ''Tho storyl s not true othorwlso
1 it Is all right" said a representative
lot .StHretnry Taft "The most im
I portunt featuro of tho story tho ne-
gro wag not there. The negro messen-
ger did not vlolato the 'Jim Crow'
law ot North Carolina did not man
ifest any desire to do so did not c;ti
with tho secretary of war and was
not Invited to ent with him. That Is
New Tammany Sachem.
New York May 2.1. (Special)
Daniel V. Cohalan will bo elected to
Hitcoed V Rurko Cock ran as grand
sachem of tho Tammany Society at
the meeting this evonlng. Another
matter likely to bo considered Is tho
advisability of moving tho Tammany
Hall headquarters uptown. Leaders
of the organization :tro seriously con-
slderlu gthls proposition. It Is known
but tho plans ot tho board ot sachems
will not bo made known until a
slto hns been selected and nn option
MUST NOT BE RELEASED FROM
ASYLUM SAYS DECISION.
HIS COMMITMENT WAS LEGAL
Judge Declares Prisoner Is Insane
Now and Should Not Be Allowed
At Large Attorneys Seek to
Place Him Elsewhere.
Poughkeopslo N. Y. May 25.
Harry K. Thaw tho slayor of Stan-
ford White will not bo released froia
the lunatic usylum.
This dcclsoln was reached by Ju
tlco Morchausor ot the supremo court.
In nn opinion handed down this
morning In tho matter ot Thaw's
application for release on writ ut
Uoth points brought up by Thaw's
attornoy wero decided against him.
Justice Merschauser declared that
Thaw is now insauo and should not
bo allowed at largo and further di
clnrcs that his commitment to an asy
lum by Justlco Dowltng after a
legal trial ot tho case was legal.
Thaw's attorney's will today apply
to tho court for permission to placo
Thaw In gomo other Institution than
Mattowan asylum and by stipula-
tion with tho district attorney the
prisoner will bo kept in Jail ler
until u decision Is rendered.
Tho justice is now holding couft
at Whlto Plains and will not Do
ablo to hear tho application boforo
Retail Clerks Union.
Tho netall Clerks Union will meet
In Union Labor II " Monday night
at 8 o'clock. Important business
JOHN W. VEEIt Pro.
W C. OMtONiVl -ec.
you'll bo glad you guvo It
Excelsior Steam Laundry
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