Chandler Daily Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 288, Ed. 1 Friday, March 4, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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four O’CLOCK EDITION.
6handler Daily Publicist
CHANDLER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 1904,
E XH I BITI O N
Prof. Gold Eagle
The Paper King
Will give a marvelous exhibi-
tion of Haney Paper Work in
the show window at
Saturday, Mar. 5 and Mon., Mar. 7
Morning from 10 to 12: afternoon, 3 to 5; evening, 7 to 9
The ProffHtjor takes sheets of colored “print” paper and with a few quick
learn, evolves many beautiful and striking designs, making change filter
change 1)3’ a tear or two of the folded paper. He is well worth seeing as tills
is Ids first and possibly last appearance In Chandler. Souvenirs of ids work
given free to all purchasers.
A Fatal Prairie Fire
schools would go along with Lawton,
and the soldiers were seut out to assist ,
the Lawton citizens in their tight.
Hundreds of domestic animals per- *
ished in the llames, and farm houses
were swept away like tinder. Several
hundred people have been rendered
homeless. The city of Lawton was
saved only by the most strenuous
exertions of 2,000 men who volunteer-
ed and placed themselves under direc-
tion of the lire department to light
the flames as the fire swept onward
by a gale of HO miles an hour past
The fire was started near the Wich-
ita mountains in the military reser-
vation, and during the afternoon had
gaineu such headway that when it
crossed into the settled country it
could not be checked. At 10 o’clock
the wind suddenly shifted ami a fear-
ful gale swept down from the north
with the velocity of a hurricane. In
a few minutes the country for miles
was in an atmosphere of stilling
smoke and blinding sand, as the
fiames, mad with the fur* of the wind,
swept down upon the settled country
and towns to the south. Homes w. re
hurriedly abandoned by settlers ami
stock turned loose, while all sought
safety in flight.
DIST STORM GENERAL
Buildings Wrecked uid Burned
i n Oklahoma Towns—Kansas
New Country Devastated—City of Lawton
Threatened—Many Lives Lost—75=
000 Acres Burned Over.
|~ Lawton, March 3.— Tonight the re*
suits of the the that swept over the
new country during tLie hurricane last
night may be summed up as far as
known to be:
Two deaths verified Dr. Harmon,
body found* six miles northeast: un-
known boy, body burned
Lawton, March 3.—Last night and
today prairie tires devastated many
thousand acres in the counties of Co-
manche and Kiowa. Several deaths
occurred, a complete list of which can
not be made, owing to all. lines of
communication being cut out and to
Damage at Shawnee.
Shawnee, March 3. The wind storm
last night unroofed several houses in
the city. Some of tLie windows in the
union tabernacle, recently erected weie
blown in. Revival ^services were in
pr gress at the lime and the crashing
glass caused a panic among the audi-
ence In the wild scramble to get out
three women were quite severely hurt,
but t eir injuries are not likely to
The dust storm was the worst ever
seen in this city.
Sprinkle With Oil.
Despati es indicate that most parts
of Okiahi t and all of southern Kan-
sas suflfc 3d greater damage from
Wednesday night’s storm than this
section did. At Enid houses were
blown down and stocks of goods were
inured by the dust. A portion of the
gas house of the Enid Gas company
was blown down with a loss of $2,(KM).
The St Loui* San Francisco rail-
road storehouse was unroofed and a
portion of the t an field Lindsey ouild-
ing, in course- "l construction, was J
wrecked. A fire alarm was turned in |
from the north part of the city and for j
a time the lire threatened to burn the I
At Hobart plate glass fronts were ■
LI *v n in and stocks of goods injured.
A prairie fire swept in from the north !
and burned the buildings at the fair
grounds. The homes of AY. Le.lau 1
and v\ . r. Allen also burned. The |
loss is $5,000. Eight barns also burn- (
ed. The total lire loss is estimated at
At .vlangum several houses were
blown down aod half the barns and
outhouses in town were overturned.
One woman and three children were
badly injured A business block
owned bv J. C. Collins, unoccupied,
collapsed and two ®ins were destroyed.
The loss is estimated at $15,000.
In Kansas the greatest damage
to the wheat fields. The sea:
been extremely dry and the high winds
blew the dirt from about the roots of
the wheat leaving them exposed.
Young and Tender
When you come to us for meat
you are sure the quality will he
right. You never run the risk
of getting old and tough steaks
or roasts here
Our experience teaches us how
to best select the meat and how
to best serve it for you. ,
Juicy* tender steaks are
our pride Porter House,
the nicest you ever bought
FRESH FISH AT ALL TIMES
Will buy all hides that are in good condition
Fisrt National Bank
E. Stinnett J
H. D. FRAZIER
K. I). FRAZW
FRAZIER & FRAZIER
Nominate Democratic -City |
Ticket Next Tuesday
If it is not one good thing it is an-
other that happens to Muskogee. The
star of good luck attendant upon in- j
beyond I the wide area that was (ire-swept. I)
j Harmon, who lived near this city,was
Several persons badly burned, three i burned to death in his barn, and his
fatally. I brother Jack Harmon received in-
Property loss aggregating *310,000, i juries from which he can’t live. A S.
half of which is sustsfined by farmers Strickland lost his house and barely
whose propertv was in the palh of the I escaped with his two children under
. re * | his arm. A. N. Crawford, living near
Seventy-live thousand acres of farms | Lawton, was badly burned. Mrs
swept clean by the llames.
Rumors of deaths in the country de- j
▼ astated, which have not yet been
One thousand people homeless and J
Relief parties searching the burned!
area for dead and injured
Continued reports verify i ; losses!
J om both wind and tire an ov r south-
Henderson, a widow, and two daugh-
ters living three miles from Lawton
were badly burned, one of the daugh-
ters very seriously. R. E. 'Prosper,
living three miles Jrom Lawton, lost
every particle of property he owned,
including a herd of line Jersey dairy
cows. His entire family were forced
to liee from the burning building in
their night clothes. It was thought
for a time that Ft. SlH and the Indian
3 [Nights, Starting
Monday. Mar, 7
Stater’s Madison Square Theater
High class specialties.
telligent, energetic and persistent peo-
ple seems to hover over the town.
Tomorrow work will begin on the
experiment of sprinkling the streets of
the city with oil as a means of set-
tling tfie dus' proposition and making
dirt streets impervious to water. And
it is pure pluck and private enterprise (
that is doing the work.and paying the
Messrs. Middleton, Eaton, Turner,
Marcum, Stewart and other enterpris-
ing residents have arranged to sprinkle
560 feet on east Broadway with crude
oil from the pioneer well in order to
keep down the dust and make the
streets impervious to water The
street will be disced, sprinkled with
oil, redisced, harrowed and rolled.
A sprinkler has been secured and ar-
rangements made for the oil. — Musko-
President Jos. Smith Owns up
to Practice of Polygamy in •
Testimony in Smoot.Case.
j To all whom it may concern:
There being no regularly organized
city democratic committee, we, the
j undersigned, respectfully call upon
I all qualified electors of the city of
Chandler who are interested in the
I nomination of a democratic city ticket
to be voted on at the coming annual
| city election in the said city of Chan-
'll” i d*er’ Oklahoma territory, to meet in
I mass convention at the court house on
Jhe evening of Tuesday, March 8,
J 1904, at 8 o'clock p. m., for the pur*
! pose of nominating candidates for the
various offices to be voted for at the j
i said annual city election to be held in J
tlie said city of Chandler oil the 5th
day of April, 1904.
! A. J Kittenhouse. E. Stinnett,
L H. Rooney, W. C. Anderson, |
(illas. It. Wilson,.) r.adwalader,
J. B. A. Robertson, C. (J. Christal, fl
j Charles B. Wilson, Fred Neal,
W. H. Kiner, E. H. Miles,
II. ('. Brunt, H. M. Johnson,
I). R. Owens.
(limit* In season—l'lilckenw ana Turkey,—Salt
Meat,—Beef amt I’urk—Kaunas,1, etc.
Southern Security Co.
Geo. H. Nichols, Mgr.
Will negotiate short Loans ob
Household Furniture, Pianos and oth-
er personal property. No publicity.
Quick money, if you want a loan
come and seeus. Rooms Opera House
Block, Chandler, Oklahoma.
Stater’s Madison Square Theater
Co. will be at the opera house Mon-
day, March 7. The reputation of this
company is known and welt establish-
ed. For years they have held un-
disputed sway as the one stock organ-
ization and are iri fact „he only organ-
ization that lias kept intact through-
out this length of time. During their
engagement here they will present a
repertoire of new and modern coraedy-
its pleasant taste and prompt cures | dramas, opening on Monday night
Washington, March J —Attorneys j
for the Smoot investigation todav !
said they intended to prove that the [
defendant is associated with an or- I
ganizatiou which practices polygamy j „
and connives at violations of the have made Chamberlain’s Cough Rem- ; with “A Lie of Honor
A favorite Remedy for Babies
Many New Faces
/*•-a - as
\V. Bay ley
J. Moy Bennett
J. R. StVrain
Maye Louise Aigen
Master Gordon Stater
Opening Bill ; a LIE OF HONOR/
LADIES FREE first night under usual condi-
tions if souls secured before t> p. m. Monday.
Prices 50,35.25c. Tickets at Corbin S Lynch’s
United Farmers' Rallie:.
be held next week
Monday, March 7, at Luther.
Tuesday, March 8, Wellston.
Wednesday, March 9, Stroud.
Thursday, March 10, Sparks.
Friday, March 11, Meeker.
Saturday, March 12, Chandler.
Said meetings will be held at 2 p.in.
Secretaries of local councils will
please arrange for building for meet-
L. B. Irvin, national secretary, will
be present and address the farmers at
all of these meetings. Everybody in-
Mr. Irvin will organize a central
company at Chandler on the 12th.
By order of F H. Knack.
Sealed bids will be received by Jacob
Marcus, secretary of the Chandler
Volunteer Fire department, up to 6 p.
m., March 8, (which is the first com-
pany meeting) for running the street
sprinkler on the business streeu in the
city of Chandler, Okla., for a period
of ten (10) months, beginning on or
before March 15, 1904.
The successful bidder will be requir-
ed to furnish a satisfactory bond for
faithful performance of duty to care-
fully take good care of street sprinkler,
tank and wagon.
. We reserve the right to reject any
and all bids. Address
Sec. C. V. F. D..
282tf Chandler, Okla.
law, and that his very vote as a edy
senator of the United States is sub- ! smftH children
ject to the wish and command of the coughs and colds
President Jos. F. Smith confessed ,
that he himself had continued to co- ,
babi^ with his plural family since the
manifesto of 1890 and that he realized j
fully that he was violating the state
laws. President Smith also testified
that Reed Smoot tried to get the I
consent of his associate apostles in j
the church before he could become a !
candidate for senator.
The confession of President Smith I
was the sensation of the proceedings j
today before the senate committee on j
privileges and elections. Mr.Smith said |
the manifesto of 1890 had left him and !
others with plural families in the situ- !
ation of being compelled to defy the |
law or desert their families. For him- |
self he bad preferred to “takechances
with the law” rather than to disgrace |
himself and degrade his family by
abandoning his wives and children
they hail borne him. He admitted that
he had had children by all of his five
wives since the manifesto, and said be
had acknowledged them openly with-
out interference or disturbance from
the people of Utah, whom lie spoke of
as liberal and broad minded. The
' defendant will take the witness stand
favorite with the mothers of j notable features and
’ One of the
i uuuamc icmuicD a,iiw for which the
It quickly cures their j Stater company has become famed is
and prevents any the specialties and vaudeville numbers
danger of pneumonia or other serious 1 introduced during*the action and be-
conseq uences It, not only cures croup, j tween the acts of th • different plays
but when given as soon as the croupy ! in their repertoire. The prices of
cough appears will prevent the attack. ! admission during their three nights
For sale by A. 1). Wright. stay will be 25, 35, 50c.
m INDIAN AtiENTS
Oklahoma and Indian Territory
Each Secure One Other Ap-
Don’t overlook the ad of.the Star
store in another column which tells
of Prof. Oo’d Eagle’s remarkable
exhibitions to be given at that store
tomorrow and Monday.
Washington, Marcli t. The senate |
today confirmed the nomination of
the Isthmian canal commissioners
and also the following: *
Lieutenant Colonel James F. Rand- !
lett, U. S. A., retired, California. |
agent for the Indians of the Kiowa
agency in Oklahoma.
J. Blair Shoenfelt, Wyoming,agent|
for the Indians of the Union agency j
in the Indian territory.
Frank M. Foote, receiver of public |
monies at Evanston, Wyoming
FRIDAY MARCH 4, 1904
A L L W H I T E
Prkes--25, 50 and 75 cts.
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