The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 125, Ed. 1, Thursday, October 22, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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TELEFHONE NO. 10
HUNDREDS DRIVEN FROM THEIR
HOMES NEAR SHAWNEE.
VAST PROPERIY DESTROYED
Railroad Track and Bridges Swept
Away Around Oklahoma City
Shawnee and Other Towns-
Bottom Lands Swept
OklHhonm City. Okla. Oct. 21.
With It mining In lorientH tonight
.nil strum reging "tut lituik lull wii h
tin exception of the North Cnniid-
Inn nl this point thorn :uo scones of
desolation among the residents along
thu rivor bottom between .Me Load
ijhawnoe ami Tocuinsoh.
Tno .rivor Is four foot Higher tliiin
at uuy tluiu In Its history mill Is still
rising rapidly tonight. The Missouri
Kalians ami Texas mill Itnck Island
nml liitt'rurlian bridges lit Shownee
havo boon swept uwny. The Internr-
lian trucks In thu vicinity of Shawnee
havo boon destroyed. All house
ntong tlie west side of tint trucks are
inundated. The flood covers all of
the low lands to thu east of the
track for two miles and has cut Into
the higher ground across the tracks
near thu city. Kant of Shawnee the
Cnnaillaan Is a raging flood over a
mile broad In soinu places currying
an Immense quantity of debris upon
Bottom Lands Are Swept.
Hogs horses live stock aand even
poultry huvo all been swept away
ami there is little hope that any one
has survived In thu farm houses
which dot the bottom lands of thu
river. As far us the eye can reach
there Is only a waste of water. West
of Shawnee the floods extend nearly
to Sunnysldo whlhc Is six nillcsfrnui
the city and many of the small ten-
ants across t ehrlver have taken to
Difficulties of Rescuers.
The woik of rescue of perming
lodged In the tree tops or isoluted
upon lonely spots of high ground has
been unusually difficult because it
lliu fact that no skiff could stand
such a flood. The boats at Hoiikoii
r.irlc are being used to cross the lake
of water between the pavllllou ami
the Hock Islan-'. tracks connectllng
Shawnee aa'nl Tecumsch. This Is the
Hooded por Ion of the county which
needs help immediately.
Indians Are Missing
A number of Pottawatomie and
Shuwnoo Indians lived In this vicinity
OAUOY SKVHN l.yon
and aro yet unaccounted for. One of
thu largest monetary losses will bo
at tho city stock yards whole a drove
of oattlo were drowned In the pons
Tho yards are within three feet of
tho river at Its low stage and today
tho flood has risen twenty feet
ubovo tho fences.
Packing Plant Destroyed.
There Is a sort of gorge at the
stock yards caused by a high bank on
tho east side of tho river which luu
forced tho current directly against
tho packing plant. A fulso channel
which was cnused this past May b
the rise n tho river and which amis
dosed up siecuuso It threatened des
miction of the right of way of the
Shawneo-Tecumseh Interitrban Is
again upon discharging Immense vol
tunes of water down tho electric Hue
across Main street In Shawnee lo the
doors of the Santa To tuition. There
ore a number of homes along IhU
false rivor bed every one of which
Is under water. The Inhabitants
iliowever had no trouble In escaping
to tho high ground to tho east of the
Haln fell here tonight with such
force that street cars and trains mov
M with great (difficulty. Wutorln
somo of tho shots Is nearly three feet
Kd C. McC'luie agent for the Hunt
frows' "Jolly Pathfinders' Is In the
cl y making arrangements for their
engagement nt the opera house all
THE TRADE EXTENSION CLUB IS A
CHAMPIONS THE BILL WHICH
BEARS HIS NAME SAYS IT
WILL BE ADOPTED NOV. 3
' Whether you are opposed to the
state agency law or not .Mill must
confess that Senfllsr ltllliiw is an
honest slnceie man and that he has
done n vast amount of work In the
Intel est or prohibition" snhl a citizen
last night an he walked down from
the district court room where Sena-
tor lllllupo HUthor of tho Milium
l.upior Knlorveinent law hud lathed
In ii conversntinnwl w."- wrh .i diir.en
cr ho iMople.
.IikIkc Mason nud W. U. I.ndrum
asked nltn a number of questions on
the enforcement purl of the law nml
aome suggestions wore made as to
ninendnu'iitH to the law at the next
During his roniatk Senator IUIIiiihi
wild: "Not for ten thousand dollars
In gold Mould 1 "gain go through the
browbontlug mr? i-nu uuail aspcrs-
tors of the whiskey men its I did
while the u was eune 'tig
ibis bill Into law. It was a labor la
the Interest of prohiiji'.ici an I Mr
lllllups went at his tuask with a
stiong heart but from his lemarks last
ulght it seems that lie does not vant
o go up against It again lie said
lie received the Indorsement of tho
people hv every lcllgtotis society hav-
ing endorsed the state agency. Kvory
minister in C.uthrle worked wltih him
In the preparation of the bill and
every one of them was standing
around (Inventor llnskell when ho
signed tho bill. In Washita county
where the visitor lives ho said there
had been only soven nrrests for hoot-
leglgng and at this time the county
Jail Is empty. He believes the state
agency law will be Indorsed by the
people at tho polls November I!.
While tho bill Is not puifect Mr.
Hllups said we will amend It from
time to time to'niuke II meet tlie.de-
'iiiauds. This Is the first oxporenco of the
state agency luw It is necessarily a
leap lu the dark. When thu bill has
tho endorsement of the anti-saloon
league when It has tho Indorsement
of the temperance societies and the
church societies of the state Mr. Ml-
laps expressed surprise that any of
tho ministry should oppose Hie bill.
One Ardmoro minister lu discussing
the bill said that every saloon man
and every enemy of prohibition would
vote against tho bill and on the
other hand every temperance ami
church society would vote for It and
he desired to stay lu his own crowd
at the ballot box as well an In other
BIG TORCHLIGHT PARADE
CLIMAX REACHED IN DEMON
STRATION OF JAPS IN HONOR
OF VISITING AMERICANS
Toklo Oct. 22. The reception to
tho oflcers and men of the American
fleet reached Its climax tonight. The
demonstration eclipsed anything lu
the city's history-
A torchlight procession nnanged
is a surprise concluded the features
of the dav. The imniders numbered
."O.OOU and each carried lanterns with
American nnd Japanese flags.
GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER
"UNWRITTEN LAW" WOULDN'T
CLEAR WM. HILL FOR KILL.
ING WIFE'S COMPANION.
Independence Kas.. Oct. 22. Tin1
jury In tho cuso of Wllllum Hill.
Alexnndor near Coffeyvlllo August 7.
brought lu a verdict last night of
guilty of manslaughter In tho first
IHU shot Alexander while the lat-
ter was lu a carriage with his (Hill's)
Ada Cement Plant.
George 1. Klce roprosentllig tho
Oklahoma Portland Cement Co. of
Ada. was In the city today. Ho says
that OklahomaiiK are keeping Okla-
homa money In the state and ho Is
i si llini; vast iiunntltles of his cement
Ma every section of tho state.
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AUDMOHK OKLAHOMA .TIITUSDAY KVKNIXd (KTOHKli '? I
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL OK
LAHOMA IS FLOODED
RIVERS OUT OF BANKS
Wes Tulsa Threatened by Heavy
Rise In Arkansas River Farms
Along Canadian and Arkansas
Tulsa Oklu. Oct. 22 -Serious floods
threaten portion of Central nnd
Northern Oklahoma m a result of
tho henvy ruins.
None of the numerous ropoits of
loss of life havo been confirmed. Tho
Canadian and Arkansas livers are out
of their hanks and doing much dam-
axe lo farms railroads ami threaten-
ing the small towns.
The Arkansas river here has risen
ten feet and Is still rising. Manny
farmers have been compelled to
move and West Tulsa Is threatened
Heavl:st Rainfall In Years.
Muskogee Okla.. Oct. 22. The
heuvest rainfall In years began at
midnight and continued today. The
Arkansas ami Craud rivers are rising.
The lowlands of Muskogee are a'l
flooded. In somo sections the resi-
dents cannot leave their homes wit1
out boat. There has been much dam-
age lo matured corn.
Frisco Track Wached Out.
Madlll Okla. Oct. 22 I'our hundred
feet o fl-'rlsco track between here ami
.A lesworth has been washed out by
the high water.
MORE BRYAN PICTURES
BEAUTIFUL LITHOGRAPHED PIC-
TURES OF DEMOCRATIC
NOMINEE GIVEN AWAY
The Ardinoreltc has received an-
other consignment of beautiful pic-
tures of Bryan also llryau buttons
which will be given away to callots
at this office.
I 'allien desiring them should call
al once as this will probably be the
last lot s' nt us from OMiioe.i'tlc
BEGAN HIS SPEECH MAKING IN
WEST VIRGINIA TODAY
AUDITORS MOSTLY FARMERS
Bryan Says That Prosperity Ws. Not
Due to Republcan Pati-"Say
Sunshine and Fertility Would
Be Trust Controlls-J by Thijm
Havonwood. W. Va.. Oct. 21
Although he did not rot lire until two
o'clock I his morning llryau was up hi
mi i i rise ami shortly afterwards ad
d rested a crowd here. Most of his
auditors wuro farmers' and tho cnndl
date pioceeded lo puncture the rupiih
llean contentions which ho said was
that tho farmer owed his
prosperity to tho republican party.
"I can iirovo to yon" ho esabl "that
the republican parly hud nothing to
do with tho fortuity of the soil or
the sunshine or rain. If It did then
there would be a trust on sunshine
nnd n muter on the sun's face. That
thoso things aro not monopolies Is
conclusive proof that tho rnpuhllcati
loadnrs exorcise no control over
Mr. llryau Is enthusiastic over his
reception through Ohio yeste.dav
especially at tho claborlng centers
PARIS SCHOOL BURNS
BUNILDINO COSTING $1.C0O DE
STROYED STEPS TAKEN TO
REBUILD AT ONCE.
Paris. Texas. Oct. 21 - The Paris CHAIRMAN J. B.THOMPSON COM-
High School billldluit. situated be- PLETES ARRANGEMENTS.
4 ween Houston street and Lamar av-
enue one block east of the post-
oitlee. was dsatroyod In- fire enrlv
after supper lonlght. The fire wa JO SPEND ENTIRE WEEK
first discovered Miortly before
o'clock. It laid ovldentlv Iumvi bum-
ItifC slowly for nmo time. ceonl-
In to he best Information tho flro
started nlsint mldwnv of the build-
In over the laboratory on tho
son'h side. There had been no fire
In any tmrt of the building during
the day except In tho domes! lo sol-
once mom on Ihe iiilltorinm floor
In the northwest corner Tho build-
line a handsome twn-tor' luiok
structure with ornamental stone
trimming and a basement was com
pleted lef. than two vea'S ngo nt
a cost of nhont $n 1.000.
In addition to It bplne a eomnlotp
Iops. nl! the furniture nnd fhlurow
and a vnlunble llbrarv were burned. I
nnd mauv of the studonts sustained j
personal losses of school iKWiks. etc.
The foundation of the bulldlne was .
very mn"lve. and It Is Iwdlovod
can be used In the erection of a
new building. The Insurance on tho
building was $.10000. on the furni-
ture. flturcv so.tts. library etc.
Sfi.SOO. on the pianos $0."0. physical
apparatus $100. Steps will be taken
fo rebuild nt tho earliest date. Tho
High School classes will have to
Riispend a few days un ll temporary
quarters can bo secured
President ). .1. Nelll of the Texas
Farmers Union wired to J. K. Arm
strong of the Union Ho view this
morning that ho would be lu Ardiuoio
Saturday October 21 for the pin-pone
of addressing the farmers of this
county. Ho will be accompanied by
a reproontatlve of the cotton facto
ries and bankers of Galveston Mal
colm and (ii'ahain. Tho prime object
of this mooting said T. J. Pollock
county lecturer tndav Is to d'scuss
tho Galveston plan of marketing cot
ton. This plan is to load cotton on
tho cars here before being compres
od and ship It to Galveston and s 11
it there In tho open market. The lec
turo will bo given hero to tho fanners
on tho strouts at 1:10 Saturday after
Died in Texas.
W. 1). Tallafeno lecolvod ta tele
gram from Commerce Texas today
stating that Mrs. Taliaferro's sister.
Mrs. M. V Jones died (hero this
morning. Mis. Taliaferro was at the
bedside of her si-'er when death
ROUND THE WORLD CRUISE
THE MAINE SAILED 30111 MILES
HISTORY OF THE CRUISE
IS VERY INTERESTING
Portsmouth. N II. Oct. 21 The
battleship Maine which arrived to-
day from Its trip around tho world
will romaln at Portsmouth twenty-six
days for docking. It will thou go
to tho North Atlantic station as tho
flagship for n monh or two. Then It
will go out of commission after threo
yours of uiduous service.
A machinists mate prepared a his
tory of tho cruise. It Is lu tho form
of a blue covered pamphlet giving'
data of tho buttle ship's perform-
ances. It appeared that tho battle-s-hlp
had gone ."0111 miles though
tho aggregate distance from port to
port was 332il2 n lies. It bunted
nbout 22.000 tons of coal nnd Its en-
glues mavle approximately ll.'l mil
In passing the conlj
more than 250 shovels were worn out.j
Will Commence Tour In Southwest-
ern Part of State Monday and
End at Bartlesvitle In the
8hanoo Okla.. Oct. 22. Stitu
Chairman .1. It.- Thompson hns com-
pleted all nrrsngomenis for rtie utn-
ernry of the special train which
will convey Governor C. N. llaskoll
In a Ix-Iays' tour of the state
commencing In Ihe southwestern co(
nor of the statu Mondnv morning
October 201 h nnd ending at Martins-
ville In tho extreme northeastern
portion nt 8 o'clock Salurdny night.
AdvleeM received by Chairman J.
j It. Thompson from each of the thir
ty-four towns. Included In the sched-
ule. Indicate Hint at every point the
govornor will bo greeted by crowds
unequalled In the history of tho
Tho complete Itinerary follows:
Monday. Oct. 20 Kblorndo S n.
in.; Altus. 10 a. m.; Snyder. 12
noon; Walters. ! p. m.: Wnurlka
0 p. ni.: Comanche 7 p. m.j Dun-
can S p. m.
Tuesday Oct. 27. Lindsay S:.10
a. in.; Pauls Valley 10; -15 a. m.;
Hvars. 1 p. m ; Stratford 2:n0 p.
in.; Ada -I:n0 71. m.; Lehigh ft
Wednesday Oct. 28 Cddo 0 a.
111.: Durant 11:30 a. ni: Ilennlng-
rton. 2 p. tn.; Hugo -1:30 p. in.;
Antlers 7:30 p. m.
Thursday. Oct. 20. Wllburtnn 8
n. m.: MoAlostor 10:30 a. m.; I'u-
fauln 1:30 p. ni.; Chocotah 3 p.
111.: onitn. 0:30 p. in.; Stlgler 7:30
Friday. Oct. 30. Salllsaw. 8 a. ni.:
Stllwell. 10 n. m.: Wbstvlllo. 11:30
n. m.: Tahlequnh 2:30 p. til; Wag-
oner. r.:30 p. tn.; Pryor Creek 8
Saturdav. Oct 31 Miami 0 a. in.;
Afton. 10.30 n. m.; Nowata. 1 p.
tn : Nenapnh 3 p. m.j ITartlesvIl!-.
S p. m.
TAFT TO USE HEROIC EFFORTS
TO SAVE HOOSIER STATE.
WILL TOUR ENTIRE STATE
Republican Nominee to Make Fifty
Speeches There Touring State
From South to North He
Speaks of Bryan.
Mllnnd. Ind.. Oct. 22. Indiana Is
to bo tho battlo ground In 'which
Taft will push his canuwlgn for tho
romalndor of thla week.
Ills itinerary calls for fifty
speechos and will take tho candl-
dato through tho atato from south
After his volco had rested for a
day. Taft had this to rmy of Hry-
nj In his first speech In this stiito
"Ilrynn Is n hit sonsltlvo becAnse
tho republicans aro prophesying Hint
f jl0 s olectcd It -will retard bus
InosH nnd If tho republican ticket
is elected it will Improve bttslncsi.
llo sayw that is offering briber
to tho worklngnion. It Is not. It
Is merely a fact nnd ir Is a fact
that tho working men otigh' 'o
know ns well as tho huMnraa men
Hrvan's election would lo a tneuncT
CAPTAIN PADDOCK COMING
WILL ADDRESS COMMlT.CI-L
CLUB PUBLIC MEETIN-. IN
Tlie eemmcrolal club has Just re-
ceived wind from Cap!. II P Paddork
we.ei.ir of Ihe Pint Worth board of
timio. accepting an Invitation to
visit Ariliiiora ami address the citi
zens 011 the subject of (own building
telling tie results of year of labor
In that direction In his cll.
Captain PaOdork nas served three
yen is as mayor of his city nnd has
agiiln eonst-nted lo he n ranillilale
for the nomination which will lie de-
cided at Uie primary on November ::.
Iiwsnmah aa Port Worth is now un
der n commission form of government
ami Its charter was largely the re
sult of agitation by tho hoard of
trade. Captain Paddock sill bo able
lo loll our cltiscns all about Its work-
ings nml the benlflclsl results from
its first two years' trial.
At the next uniting of the direc
tor of the commercial club the prop
osition will Ih mailt to have monthly
public meetings addressed by at
least one iikiii of stain or national
note who will spenk on tho advant
ages of Oklahoma and Ms resources.
Already President A. Grant Hvsns of
the Oklahoma University bus ack-
nowledged his willingness to bo a
speaker and Prof. Charles N. Gould
state geologist will accept. Others
who may bo secured are Dr. Ktlwln
Oherii. professor of mineralogy. Dr.
Jerome Dowd. profiler of econom
ics. Dr. .1. II. Sawtell professor of
Added to the ubovo will bo the
representative of one of tho lending
railway systems of the country who
has practically agreed to accept an
Invitation if 'be can find Hit1 lime to
make tho trip to the southwest at
tho proper time
NIEL CARTER HELD
ALLEGED SHORTAGE OF AC
COUNTS AMOUNT TO MORE
Deputy Sheriff P. K. Wt arrived
nt noon today from Jncksbom. Tex -
as whotv ho wont "lo get 'Noll Cnr
tor. who was p'iced under f.rroat
thero by tho Hhorlff nnd turned
over to hlin. Carter Is charged with
a shortago at Tyler & Simpson Go's.
while ho was omployed as book-
keeper for tho firm. Tho shortage j wr! tll0 (K.k 8!lI(l
Is mid to amount to $3200. M--1 lo bo botweon Mllbiim nnd Hnv.
Carter has made no statement bnlj w ; C()(;lln w.0 rt mMnK Mt
hns relalnod 11. P. Tumor as hlnjwny nmo from st. U)uU t0 Marl.
nttorney nnd an examining trlnl wlll0ltn salll wIlon 10 waH m Mnu
bo hold ns speedily as posslhlo nnd mrn(Ml lt thor WIH n Washout
Itond will bo made. Mr. Cartnr .is ' )0 Kr8e ll()lwull Mmnl aml l)onl.
well kuown in Ardmoro. Ho lived
an oxemplr.r' Hfo 'while bore his
associates sav that ho had no Und
habits lo demand of him morn
money thnn he was receiving nnd
general regret Is expressed by thoso
who know of his arrost. Tho firm
of Tyler & Simpson Co. Is fully in-1
sttrcd ngnlnst loss and will not huvo I
any financial loss In any wny by
H10 alleged shortage.
MARRIAGE OF ROYALTY
DUCHESS ALEXANDRIA VICTORIA
WEDDED TO PRINCE AUGUST
WILLIAM OF PRUSSIA.
Ilerlln. Oct. 22. Duchess Alexflii-'
drla Viotorln of Soliloswlg-Holstelii. I
daughter of Prince Piodeilck. duk" '
of Schloswlif llolstoln. was married
lu Iho chapel of the Iniperb.l ;il
aco tills nfternoou to Prince Vug
list WlllAnt of Pntssln. fourth son of J
Kniperor William 1
Try the Now Procw
JOHN N (Mill
ARDMORE HAS CONNECTION OUT
ON EVERY ROAD TODAY
SHAWNEE IN BAD SHAPE
Dangur Points on Santa Fe Are at
Hiekory a"d the Canvtn- w ti
Down an Other Two Roads
Roadbeds Still Intact.
Tho railroad lines lu m'.iSi.i
are uksIii on the defensive In 1 iu
lug flCHMl conditions. Within tie pi t
forty olghi hours the mlnrnll i.. 10
has been four Inches. The rain lis'
nlRht was only half what 1 wa-. t no
night iierore. i Wit walar is tlll fall
ing today nnd tho oiitcoine is only
A large number of passengers from
Oklahoma City and western Okla-
homa ixilntH were horo this morning
tmrouto to Shawneo McMester and
Moinphta. They hud been taken h
tho HimU Island toward the east on
acoeunt of the wnihouts near S.irc
The train was takon back lo Okla-
homa City and was dotoiired over
tile Santa I'e by way of nlmore
Homo Klk Cty people who left
homo Tuesday for Shawneo were hero
this morululK. They were unable to
go rrom Oklahoinii City to Shawneo
and when they were brought as far an
Pauls Valley on tho Santa l-'o they
learned that n washout on tho branch
near Tecumsoh prevented them from
teaching Shawneo from tho couth and
I hey eiimo on hero to ruach their des-
tination by way of lialleyvlllo and
The Santa Ko Is opor.viiu trains
almost on time throughout the main
line. The threatening ikiIiKh are at
Hickory creek between Ardni no .ud
Marietta and at the cianyon nnr'h
of heie. The wlies aro In working
order and tho local employees are of
Itie opinion that the Santa Ko .will bo
able lo continue the ooerat Inn of
tmB rvor H EW( 1()t (( K
v.ry high this morning and no danger
1 Is roKrted from Hint point.
Tito wires on tho Hook Island and
I Krls ixt of hero aro down. TTh
roiMl.'eil however Is bulluved to be In-
tact ami lluomen vent -tut fp'"t'
here this motnlng on handcars to re
pair tho wire. Tlie worst damage lo
son. Tho report however could not
be confirmed for tho reason that tho
wires were down.
Tho a Kent at Itandolnh nhoucd lo
Ardmoro this morning that his wires
wuro own mil ntiUciX Uat m
.t t( lt 1()Int t( mako f(.llrif
Tho local weather observer ro-
TKirts tho following rnlnfitll during
Monday .31 Inchon Tuesday 2 .fit)
Inches Wednoslny 1.30 Inches r.tnl
Thursday 1 10 inches. ThlM makes a
total rnlnfnll of 5.C0 Inches from
I Monday morning up to noon Thurs-
See our new line of Photo
Mounts in black white rind
sepia nothing nicer.
Webb The Leading Photographer
l S. Don't forgot the babies.
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