The Chandler Tribune (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 17, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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THE CHANDLER TRIBUNE
Chandler, Oklahoma, Thursday, August 17. 1911
THE BOYS ARE IN SUMMER CAMP
Members of the Amer-I-Can Club Enjoy Camp
Life on the Leake Farm.--Bathing
Base Ball and Other Sports
(HAS. BltOttN HOME BOBBED.
While the Kamily Were Trailing in
Chandler Last Satii'Vla-' Tramp*
Entered Home and Killed
Last Saturday while trading in
town the home of Ghas. Brown, who
lives a few miles southeast of this
CHAMILKR BOV HOliBKI).
Thiefs Broke Into liis Boom ami
Took Several Hollars While
He is Away, Officers Have
Have Been Notified
Some time during the night some
thieves broke into the room of Ger-
ald Stettmund, night engineer at
REV. M. J. MILLARD DELIVERS LECTURE
Manager T. M. Waldrop Showing the Boys the
Time of Their Lives.--! hey Have
Band of Their Own
The hoys of the A-Mer-I-can
Club have been in camp on the
beautiful grove on the Leake farm
east of Chandler since last Wednes-
day, July 9th.
The grove in which they are en-
camped is one of the most beauti-
ful in tlle ounty and contains a
small artificial lake in which the
boys take a plunge each morning
T. M. Waldrop is in charge of the
camp and has proven himself a mas-
ter hand in the management of
A number of tents are stretched
under the shade of the trees in
which the boys sleep at night and
that is about the only use the boys
have for the tents as every minute
of their time in the day is taken up
with their sports and amusements
The names of the boys who have
signed the camp rol agreeing there-
by to abide by the camp regulations
are as follows:
James Means, Hoffie Martin,
Orville Hunt, Homer Hicks, Harold
Green. Roseo Fretwell, J. Bart Fos-
shepherd lad who came into camp
some simple eraud and found parad-
ing before the camp a giant who
each day for forty days had dared
any of ills countrymen to come out
and fight and reviled them as eod-
ards when none dared come. Young
David listened to the shame of his
country men and then his budding
soul hurst the bands of childhood
and he became a man endowed with
a man’s ambition and a man’s de-
termination and the complete vic-
tory over the Phylistiaus and the
death of Goliah was the result of
the birth of that man and the death
of that boy.
Rev. Millard spoke of the bene-
fits to be derived from a few days
of camp life. He said that it taught
self reliance and was valuable as a
Among those who have been lend-
ing assistance is Rev. Thomas, Rev.
Thackey, A. D. Wright, Mesdames
Bruce, Rittenhouse, Speilberger, and
Too much cannot be said in praise
of T. M. Waldrop who has not only
city, was entered by tramps and re- the Electric Light Plant, whose room
lieved of a suit of clothes, a razor is at the Park Hotel, and took from
and a few other things. When Mr. j his jmrse something like eight or
Brown returned in the afternoon and ; ten dollars. No one knew when the
reported the affair the tramps had j thieves did their work. Evidently
made their get-away. Late at night j they are very highly educated in
a man was captured on the railroad , their profession or some one would
track, who was thought to he one J have been disturbed, as there are
of file men who robbed the place but quite a number of people boarding
NEW POSTAL SAVINGS BANK
United States Establishes a New Department
in Chandler Post Office on the
Eighth of September
FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS LIMIT ON DEPOSTS
he was turned loose Sunday morn-
ing. It was learned afterwards that
this was really one of the robbers,
but be had made good his escape
and was not again captured.
A NARROW ESCAPE.
at tills place.
They have not been heard of yet,
hut the sheriff has been notified and
Search is being made for the guilty
This is getting pretty hold *o
break into a room around which are
sleeping quite a number of people.
Little Jimmie Price, the two year 11 s''r<>1-v aome,>ne wh° kn0W9 the
old son of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Price, t’00™ thoroughly and took the privi-
had a narrow escape from drowning '(‘Se °f visiting it while the outlet
in a wash boiler one day this week. "®a at work at the light plant.
Mrs. Price left the boiler of water on U is hoiied that the officers will
the floor. While her back was turned be successful in finding the thief
a moment she heard a splashing and , and deal with him as is deserving of
looking around found Jimmie stand-; a man of that type.-—Mangum Star,
ing on bis head in the soapy water, : Gerald is a Chandler boy and we
unable to get out. Fortunately the are sorry to hear of bis bad luck and
water was not hot and did not have hope that the miscreant will be cap-
lye in it and the little fellow was j tured.
rescued uninjured except for a little j _0_
soap in his eyes and mouth.—Daven- ■ James Mascho made a business
port New Era. trip to Oklahoma City Friday.
ter, Jr, Hedrick Beckneli, Everett J™ has i
Ambler, Willis Ambler, Fred Bras-
elton, Fred Nichols, Bonnie Spen- S^ak"* i
cer, Robert Bruce, Philip ^“preparations which have made the |
Harold Fry, Olin Smith, Willie
•Mears, Fred Wright, Carl Wright,
Albert Wright, Earl Waldrop. Fred
Speilberger, Srankie Steer, Robert
Rittenhouse, Herold Nichols, Char-
lie McLean and Aubrey McElhinney.
The play grounds are provided
with a number of swings, ropes,
trapees, and a eroquett set. The boys
take a plunge in the lake about 5:00
camp so successful.
SEWERS NEARLY READY.
Will he Ready for Acceptance
September the First.
According to the statement made
by J. W. Stokes yesterday the sew-
a. m. after which a substantial break- erg w|]j tie completed by September I
fast is served. They then indulge in
a game of base ball, after which
they amuse themselves at will until
dinner time, another plunge in the
lake is made just before supper with
n game of ball after supper.
The boys have a brass band com-
posed entirely of members of the
club. On Sunday and Tuesday the
band was reinforced by older people
and a band concert was given both
Last Sunday at 10:00 a. m. Sun-
day school was held in the grove
with just one class and each mem-
ber of of the club became a mem-
ber of the class. Rev. M. J. Millard
and Mr. Waldrop both acted as con-
ductors of the Sunday school.
In the afternoon a large number
of people from Chandler and near-
ly all of the country people sur-
rounding the camp listened to a ser-
mon lecture by Rev. Millard en-
titled “When the Boy Dies and the
Man is Born.” Rev. Millard is the
founder of the American Club, which
began its existance about eighteen
months ago in Chandler and was
known at that time as the Coming
Men of America. Just about a year
the first, which is at least a month
earlier than was at first expected.
The Meter & Co. under the dir-
ection of Supt. Stokes has pushed
their work with a vim that attracks
the attention of all. Mr. Stokes says
they have employed every man that
they could possibly use In any way,
and generally could have gotten a-
long just as well with fewer, but
they found men here who needed
the work and have done their best
to give them all employment.
There are at present about one
hundred men at work. The people
will certainly be glad to get the
sewer installed so soon.
The local newspaper is the best friend that a retailer
can hope to have. It is the means by which he is enabled
to carry his business messages right into the very heart
of the homes where they will be- ‘ad and listened to by
every member of the household.
The local newspaper stands by the local merchant
through thick and thin. Like the trade paper,- it works
when it gets paid and when it doesn’t. The merchant
who does not use his local newspaper liberally is pa5Ting
for it just the same. He may not think so, but he is.
The local newspaper is the backdone of good govern-
ment. It is the most potent force in promoting public
opinion, and to the credit, of local editors, be it said,
that as a class the local newspaper is the most incorrup-
tible institution of the present day.
If there is a single retailer any where in the country
who does not use his local newspaper liberally and in-
telligently he is making the greatest mistake of his
business career, for the local newspaper will furnish
the demand which will sell his goods.
Using the local newspaper does not consist of ones
standing advertisements, but it does consist in supply
the editor with the best copy that can be secured, in a
liberal quantity and a change of copy every issue. The
man who does not change his copy hurts himself and
the paper' His trade wants a new message, and the
man who puts up his new message in the most attrac.
tive manner is the man who gets the business.
— Wesley A. Stanger in the Inland Printer,
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rMillard a (ag day was instituted Pi
Chandler and $500.00 was asked to
pay the expenses of the club during
the coming year. The idea took s>
well that instead of getting $500.0 )
the hoys received pledges for $S00.f '
It is needless to say that Rev. Mil-
lard, who now lives at NeWklt ,
was Joyfully received by the boys - t
ove rwhlch lie lias manifested so
much Interest. And during the entire
time which he talked not a sin lej
bey stirred from his seat on fie
ground but listend with rapt
......... 17 1-2 c
...... 50c to $1.25
Water Melons .
Cantalopes . . .
........ 1 1-2 to 3c
Potatoes . . .
............ 3 l-2c
Onions per lb •
LOGAN S GROCERY
.... $2.50 to $3.00
.....Sti.OO to $0.50
Springs . . .
........... 8 l-2c
Butter . . .
Hides ...... ............ r„.
NEGRO BURNED NEAR DURANT
RIDDLE PRODUCE CO.
at-1 Major J. C. Herr and his nephew,
tention to the words of the eloqunnt(( barley came back to Chandler last
pastor. The most striking illuBUa- Thursday. Major has been In a hos-
tion of his sermon, the one wl 1 h Pital at Kansas City for two weeks
so- aptly Illustrated ills tlieam, t e. but Is still in a had condition. Chas.
the death of the boy and the h'rth bas been in the western part of the
of the man, was the old story of the t'nlted States for some months.
Summary Justice is Meted Out to a Negro Fiend
• Who Attacked a White Woman After
She Had Fed Him
Less than twenty hours after an
attack on a white woman, the negro
fiend who committeed the crime was
shot to death and then after his
body was identified by the victim,
was burned to ashes by angry citi-
Durant was the scene of the crime
and Mrs. Reddetn Campbell was the
victim. She was at her home with
her three children when a negro
came to the door and asked for
something to eat which was given
him. after lie had eaten all that he
wanted lie attacked the woman then
on leaving the house the negro turn-
ed and fired in the direction of Mrs.
Campbell one bullet taking effect
in her body.
The children crying and the shot
attracted the attention of neighbors
and the sheriff was immediately
notified, A large posse was organi-
sed and the track of the criminal
pick- d up and followed till about
midnight when the posse catne in
.sight of tiieir quary. A running fight
lasted from that time till he was
ca tured about 1 o’clock. A large
j number of shots were exchanged but
by some good fortune none of the
posse were injured but the crim-
inal's body was completely riddled.
He was then taken to the Campbell
home for Identification. 1000 en-
raged citizens were gathered there
an dafter a positive Identification of
the body it was taken to a idle of
; brusli and set fire to.
Mrs. Campbell was taken to a
I hospital at Sherman, Texas, and is
| in a critical condition. Since the oc-
curnti e at the Campbell home the ne-
gros of Durant have been notified
I to leave, and they are leaving too.
Intended for Small Depositors.-One Hundred
Dollars All 1 hat Can Be Deposited
in Any One Month
On last Friday the post office re-
ceived word that a United Stateo
Postal Saving Bank would be estab-
lished and ready for deposits on
September 8th 1911.
This comes as one of several
thousand that have been establish-
ed sjnee the first of the year. The
law was passed at I lie last session
of congress and the first ones wore
opened in January of this year. At
that time only f-orty eight were es
tablished, one in each state, since
April they have gone ahead as fast
as possible, and now several thous-
and are in operation throughout the
United States and about 40,000 will
be opened before the work is com-
With this great number of banks
it seems as though the expense
wou'd he enormous, hut the system
has been put in without a cent of
extra expense either In clerk hire,
or aparatus. The clerks now employ-
ed in the Chandler post office will
take are of the banking business
in addition to theif other duties.
In other countries, England,
France, Germany and many others,
where this system has been tried,
the expense of keeping the hooks,
calculating interest and aking care
of such an enormous business, is so
large that the system is a loosing
proposition. Great Brltlan lias one
large building in London alone
which is devoted to the keepingg of
books. The business of postal banks
in the United States will be twice as
great as that of any other nation on
earth according to those who are
authority on the subject.
This enormous bookkeeping lias
been eradicated by our system. The
plan devised by Postmaster gener-
al Frank Hitchcock and others con-
sists in the issuing of draft or cer-
tificate of deposits. The depositor
hands In his money and instead of
having it entered on a book, he is
given a certificate of deposit.
These certificates are issued in $1,
$2, $5, $10, $20 and $50, and draw
interest at the rate of 2 per cent if
left in for one year. If left in for
two or more years they draw 4 per
cent. They are neither transferable
nor negotiable and are good
only In the hands of the person buy-
ing them. They are issued In dupli-
cate, and both must contain name of
The duplicate is retained by the
postmaster and if the man would
withdraw his deposit he must bring
back the original and sign his name
in the presence of the postmaster,
who compares it with the signature
on the duplicate. It is after just the
same method that the traveler's
checks issued by hanks and express
companies are cashed all over the
world today, and the same as that
used in letters of credit. One might
forge ntiother man’s sinature, hut It
takes great skill to make such a for-
gery offhand in the presence of the
man you are trying to defraud
If a certificate of deposit should
be lost or destroyed it can he dupli-
cated by applying to the postmaster,
the signature, made in the way, be-
ing evidence of the claim. The post-
master keeps a record of these du-
plicates, not i na hook, but in a set
of manila jackets or envelopes after
the card index system, each manila
jacket hearing the name of a deposi-
tor and having in it that depositor’s
duplicates, it Is as simple as rolling
off a log.
Again the need of bookkeeping is
avoided by the fait that deposits are
made only in multiples of one dol-
lar: and that the money lias to lie
left in one year to draw interest.
the interest beginning only on tha
first Jay of the mouth. The deposit-
or knows that if he takes out any
money in less than a year lie loses
liis Interest, if lie leaves It in for ono
year, lie gels two per cent; and ha
must leave it in two years to get
four per cent. In other words, there
are fractions to ho considered. The
system seems to lie foolproof. The
depositor, knows just what Is com-
ing to him. He c an draw as much or
as lit lie as lie pleases provided the
demonstrations are right; and when
his money is all drawn the tearing
up of the manila jacket closes the
government rolls. ln fact, there Is
no other record.
These banks are not Intended for
millionarires. In fact, the most that
any one can have on deposit at any
one time is $509; and it is not pos-
sible to deposit more than $100 in
any one month. When the first forty-
eight banks were opened many farm-
ers came in with sums ranging from
$1,000 to $40,000, and were sur-
prised when they were told that
only $100 be taken per month. One
old woman called at the Post Office
Department in Washington. She
had a big fat pocketbook with
her which contained the savings of
years. She said that she had lost her
money in private bank failure
twenty five years ago and that since
that time she had been praying for
a government hank where her funds
would be safe.
Buy authorities on the subject It
is estimated that at least two bil-
lion dollars in the United States is
hoarded because of fear of banks
It is thought that most of this will
he placed ln the postal hanks and
In lids way be brought into circu-
Tile people nil over tile country
are watching the work of the postal
banks and the people of Lincoln,
county will soon see one In actual
Date of Annual Encampment is
Fixed for September the
It was announced by General Can-
ton last Thursdhy that the annual
encampment of the Oklahoma Na-
tional Guard would be held here on
th estate encampment grounds from
September the fourth to the twelfth
This means that between one
thousand and twelve hundred
guardsmen will be in Chandler for
nine days this fall, which is a
good thing for our town. It is our
opinion that this year will determine
'whether the encampment will be
held here permanently or at some
other town. It is to he remembered
i that Oklahoma City attempted to
| take it away .from us this year, so
I the interest that is shown, and the
treatment that the hoys receive, wilt
lie a great factor in insuring us the
camp in the future.
ball game labor day.
The Chandler post office force will
go to Wellston on Labor Day Sept-
ember 4th to play tha pop' office
Torce at that place a game of hall.
The Wellston crowd offered to pay
all expenses so our boys gladly ac-
cepted. Some of the best players In
Chandler are post office employee*
so a good game is expected.
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