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ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA. MONDAY EVENING MARCH 'M 1913
NOW FIFTY-TWO FEET AT CAIRO
AND IS STILL RISING RAPID.
FLOODS LARGE AREA
aouineasiern Missouri riooaea .
Refugees Flock Into Cairo
renceburg, In., Under Water am
Fifty Buildings Washed Away.
The floods of the Ohio river from
the mouth to Marietta, because of
the volume of the water from the
tributaries, is causing thousands to
leave the lowlands.
The water is still rising at every
city along the river and heavy dam
age is reported.
Governor Dunne of Illinois has or
dered fifteen hundred troops to Cairo
Reports from Henderson, Ashland,
'Owensboro, MaysVille, Lewisville,
Newport and Covington, Kentucky,
Evansville, Indiana, Cincinnati, Ports
mouth and Marietta, Ohio and Hunt
ington and Parkersburg, West Vir.
ginia, show property damage running
into the millions. No loss of life is
Cairo, III., Mjarch 31. The Ohio
river passed fifty-two feet here ana
Is still rising. The leVees will care
for fifty-five feet with a two-foot
addition of sand bags. The national
guard is patrolling the levee and a
fifty-six foot stage Is predicted.
It was believed here today that the
Jykes will hold fifty-seven feet.
The water Is now sweeping over
the top of the levee at Bird's Point
and flooding southeastern Missouri.
Crowds of refugees from that section
are streaming into this city.
Infiiana Town Flooded.
Lawrenceburg, Ind., March 31.
Practically the whole of this city is
under deep water. Fifty buildings
have been carried away. It was be
lieved this afternoon that there had
been no loss of life.
Dayton Situation Better.
Dayton, O., March 21. Governor
Cox, through his secretary, makes
the following report on the flood sit
uation in Dayton:
"Forty thousand persons must bo
fed, clothed and housed for a week
"Many good persons, who lost their
all when their household goods were
swept away, must be cared for indef
initely. They must be provided with
a few necessary household articles,
such as bedding, pots and pans,
stoves and a lew dollars. A halt
million dollars could be used in this
way by the relief committee.
"Fifteen houses ' and business
buildings must be rehabilitated.
"Two thousand houses and other
structures, or what remains of them,
must be pulled down.
"Thousands of tons of debris must
"Following aTe some of the ac
complishments since the flood broke
over the city Tuesday morning.
'The waterworks pumping sta
tion is in operation, but the distribu
tion of water is greatly retarded by
open pipes in wrecked houses. The
pressure Is feeble but growing strong
er as leaks are checked.
"The main sanitary sewer is in
operation, although many of the lat
erals leading from houses are clog
ged with mud or backed-up with wa
ter. "The flood sewer, separate from
the sanitation, will be in operation
tomorrow. These sewers carry off
the rainfall from the gutters and are
needed now to remove the water be
ing pumped from basements.
"Telegraphic service is fast catch
ing up with requirements which have
been and are still enormous.
"No braver services have been per.
formed than those by the telegraph
aid telephone linemen, m-ho made
possible the dissemination of news
to hundreds of thousands of friend
and relatives of Daytonians. They
waded and swam icy floods and en-
tered tottering buildings unhesitating.
ly in pursuit of their duties. John
H. Patterson, chafruian of the gener
al committee, last night found many
operators who Lad neither shoes nor
clothing since last Tuesday.
"There is enough food and cloth
ing for present needs, but relief will
be required on a diminishing scale
for another month."
BREEDING JERSEY CATTLE.
Dr. Dow Taylor Adds Another Fine
Calf to His Herd at Woodford.
Dr. Dow Taylor of Woodford began
about threo years ago to build up
a herd of thoroughbred Jersey cattle.
lie now has fifteen head of register
ed cows and heifers. He began by
purchasing the finest cattle he could
get and is receiving today a register-
1 male Jersey calf. The calf is of
Gnlilen T.nil hreedinsr. nn,.l rnrrv
iiiy 'fty per cent imported blood,
His TA gave 43 pounds (more than
5 gallo of milk per day, testing
3 1-2 per ' butter fat. His pater
nal grand gave 37 pounds (7
gallons) of milk per day during the
winter months and the cream test
was 5 1-2 per cent.
The fine calf arrived by express
and was held at Dr. W. M. Ander
son's barn uilTR today when T. B.
Burks ,a farmer near Woodford, call
ed to take it to Dr. Taylor's ranch.
Dr. Taylor is a pioneer in this
county in the breeding of fine dairy
cattle and those who are interested
in adding to the wealth of the county
appreciate his enterprise. Every
dairy country is filled with prosper
ous farmers and Dr. Taylor is doing
his full share toward turning Carter
county from an excess of cotton to
the more lucrative farm employment
Deatn Trom Pellagra.
(Mrs. TTucy A. Freeman died last
night at Madill of pellagra. The de
ceased was about sixty years of age.
Her remains were taken to Denison,
Texas, this afternoon for interment.
IS III SESSION
CONVENES IN REGULAR SESSION
AND IMMEDIATELY GETS BUSY
District court Is in session for regu -Iar
term. A busy session was held
this morning quite a number of cases
being disposed of on -motion. The
following jurors responded to their
names this morning, having been
called for the present term:
A. L. Caldwell, O. W. Whitehum,
P. Ii. Connelly, J. A AKers. "VV. C.
Gardner, C. Crosby, J. A. Madden,
D. A. Butcher, W. J. Lane. J. E. Gait,
J. E. Galyon, Fred C. Carr, S. E.
Prlddy. Joe M. London, W. S. Fraiey
and E. Z. West, Ardmore; C. M.
Smalley, Healdton; A. J. Cooke,
Provence, K. F. Webb, W. W. Allen,
Durwood;J. A. Akers, Woodford; 1.
A. Troop, Lone Grove; A. Walker,
Rocky Point; I. R. Bynum, W. 3.
Hudgins. Hewitt; Walter Pierce Tus
sy; A. J. Shrader, W. M. Rodgers,
Chagris; M. T. Reyburn, W. C Lay
ton, Brock; H. M. Porterfield, Ml.
Pleasant; A. J. Berryhill. Springer;
B. F. Paschell, Downard Mines; .P.
II. Henson, Milo; AV. R. Steele,
Wheeler; C. C. Arnold, Newport; N".
H. Tipps, Joiner; W. H. Barber, Mul-
FRESH ROASTING EARS are no
better than the Your3 Truly Corn
you can purchase from your dealer
On or about the 4th of April, Hall
k Thompson will open Store Number
Twc in the former Brady building on
Main street, where they will carry a
full line of domestic and Havana
cigars, books, stationery and period
FRESH ROASTING EARS are no
better than the Yours Truly Cor.i
you can purchase from your dealir
today. 31 -1"
Stole Skunk Hides.
Three young men with a small de
velopment of the sense of smell will
have a preliminary hearing in the
county courT this afternoon. They
re charged wi "Stealing a number
of polecat hlcIesTrom a store at
Woodford a few days ago.
EMM INTEREST IS SHOI III TIE
ARDMfJflEITE'S GREAT CIRCULATION
SOME WANT ONE OF THE TWO TOURING CARS; OTHERS PRE
FER ONE OF THE TWO TRIPS TO THE ROCKIES; SOME WANT
DIAMONDS AND SEVERAL WILL WORK FOR THE LIFE SCHOL
ARSHIPS IN THE BUSINESS COLLEGE, AND STILL OTHERS
WILL BE CONTENT WITH A HANDSOME GOLD WATCH OH
Since tho detailed announcement in
The Sunday Ardmoreite tho Contes:
Editor has been quite busy answer
ing telephone calls, writing letters
and at tending personal -interviews
relative to tho mammoth popular
subscription voting contest which
will start off Wednesday next, April
2. The unusual early Interest in
this great campaign, according tj
several prospective candidates, is tho
fact that the premium list is much
larger than usual, tho rules of the
contest simple and fair to all, and
above .ill. the opportunities presented
are far greater than hretofore in
Impossibility of Losing Popular.
Several of the persons interviewed
today were loud in their praise of
the non-losing feature of this great
campaign. Some told of contests in
which their friends had participated
in former years, and ufter working
diligently from start to finish lost
out at the last moment and did not
receive even a penny for their of
forts but In this contest everybody
wins something. Every candidate is
more than repaid for the work ac
coniplished, and the more effort put
forth the greater the reward. Re
member, ail candidates who fail to
win at least one of the sixteen grand
premiums, -will receive n cash com
mission on all subscription money
lurned in by them.
Premium List Is Attractive.
The premium list selected seems
to meet with the heartiest approval
on all sides. rot one prospective
candidate who talked to the Content
Editor today was in the least dis
appointed in the sixteen premiums
offered. Some, of course, stated they
would try for the autos, others desire
those ever-enticing trips to the.
Rockies during the hot summer
months, while many seem satisfied
to win any of the diamond rings,
business courses or handsome twenty -jear
gold watches, and still others
will bo content to receive the cash
commission if they fail to come with
in the premium list. j
GOVERNOR CRUCE SIGNS ELEC
TROCUTION MEASURE, BUT
MAY NOT PATRONIZE IT.
Oklahoma City, March 31. Gover
nor Cruce today signed the bill pro
viding for electrocution in this state
instead of hanging, and it will go into
effect at once.
Several men in the state are now
under death sentence by hanging, and
their cases will not be affected by
tho new Jaw.
Up to this time Governor Cruce ban
commuted the sentence of every
man sentenced to hang, and it is not
believed that he will allow any of
them to be electrocuted.
John Dorrah and Oscar Devinney
are ardent disciples of Sir Isaac
Walton. Last season they had all
the necessary paraphernalia to cap
ture the finny monsters that inhabit
the city lake and did make several
important captures, but they lacker
one thing to make their happiness
complete a substantial canoe that
would be light and serviceable. Dur
ing the winter months they began
planning to overcome this difficulty
and set about building a boat. They
have it nearly completed at present
and is a model canoe in every detail
wel&hing scarcely more than fifty
pounds and built alor.g most improve !
lines. The launching will take place
at the city lake in a few days.
NO IRE HANKS
Hi IE ENTERING
Time to Enter Race Is Now.
Tho time to enter this great con
test is now. today. The early work
in any catiiaii;n of this character is
what cou:i;s u.jst, and especially in
this one, In cause you get more votes
en subscri 1 inns during tho early part
and the vote schedule decreases as
tho contes1 proceeds. The subscrip
tion vote schedule will be found in
another part of this issue. The nom
ination blank also appears elsewhere:
cut this out and fill in properly nnJ
bring or si-,;d In to tho Contest Ed
itor, care The Ardmoreite, today, and
start in ami win tho premium of your
choice. It costs nothing, you aro
under no obligations, and you cannot
Icse, not tve'i your time. Better
think what an opportunity this M,
ladies, then see how popular you
really are. Anyone can make a nom
ination, and any lady, married or
."ingle, can compete for the, many
honors and the valuable prem
iums which will be awarded abso
lutely free by The Ardmoreite on
The Free Vote Ballot.
In today's issue and continuing un
til further notice, there will appear
a Free Vote ballot, good for tho num
ber of. votes printed thereon. This
liallot may be clipped out by anyone
and can be cast for any lady re
siding in Ardmore or Oklahoma.
These ballots should be cut out care
fully, tied in FLAT packages an J
brought to the contest office on or
before the expiration date printed on
each. Candidates or their friends
may secure as many of these as pos
sible and they will all be honored by
the Contest Editor.
The Contest starts off day after to
morrow, Wednesday; send in your
nomination as soon as possible and
have your name, or the name of
your favorite, appear in the first list
of candidates. Each entrant gets
LO.OtiO votes free to start with, which
fives each a nice start toward the
winning of any of the many val
EDITOR OF WORLD'S WORKTO BE
AMBASSADOR TO GREAT BRIT
AIN. Washington, D. C, March 31 Wal
ter H. Page of Doublirday-I'age Co.,
publishers, and himself editor of
World's Work, has accepted Presi
dent Wilson's offer of the ambassa
dorship to Great Britain.
Stole Horse From Father.
Robert Criner was apprehended
and lodged in the county jail by the
sheriffs officers this morning. The
county attorney will file information
against him for grand larceny, it Is
rndersctood. It sf.ems that Criner'3
father left the farm Saturday to
spend the day in Ardmore, when Rob
ert appropriated a horse and saddle
which belonged to the elder Criner.
The saddle was sold to a physician
Jiving at Cheek. Information given
out from the county attorney's office
states that the young man already
has a penitentiary sentence hanging
over him and that he will now have
this sentence to serve.
Clerk i.eeinan of the county cou-t
issued the following marriage licenses
this morning: Robert Moalmiss,
aged 21, to Miss Goldie Taylor, aged
IS, both of Pike, Love county, Okla..
and D. D. Ham, aged 26, to Miss
May McAfee, aged 22, both of Legu'.e
in Love eounty.
NEAR NORMAL NOW.
Forecast For Week Predicts Higii
Washington, March 30. Tempera
tures above the seasonal average over
most of the country, with precipita
tion generally below normal in thu
Xorih and near normal In the South,
probably will prevail during the com
ing week, according to tho Weather
Bureau's weekly bulletin.
"No pronounced cold wave will
cross the country during the week,"
the bulletin predicts.
"A disturbance will appear in the
Far West Tuesday, cross the Middie
West Wednesday and t he Eastern
States Thursday or Friday. This dis
turbance wilbe nttemlcd by general
rain.-, and be followed by a change
to ivoler weather."
Gave L. T. Russell a Place.
Guthrie. Okla., March :'.0. Editor
L. T. Russell, formerly of Ardimuv
and Lawton, a democrat, or promi
nence following Oklahoma statehood,
is now a tax commissioner in New
Jersey, 'oeing appointed to the posi
tion by Woodrow iW'iilson just before
he resigned as governor to become
president. For several years Russel!
has been running a daily paper at
Kiizabethtown, X. J.
NEW REVOLUTION STARTED.
Governor Carrenza at Head of Latest
Washington, D. C, March 31. Gov
ernor Carrenza, at the head of the
revolution in North Mexico, has
flared himself the provisional pres
ident, according to official advices.
Kansas City Southern Wreck Near
Lanagan Mo., Early Today.
Laiiiigan, Mo., March 31. Thirty
niim were slightly injured in a wreck
of Kansas City Southern train No. I
near here this morning.
GOVERNOR CRUCE WOULD GIVE
MINORITY PARTY AT LEAST A
SEMBLANCE OF CHANCE.
Oklahoma City, Okla., March 30.
Gov. Cruce has not intimated what
ho intends doing on the congresslon
al reapportionment bill left before
him by the regular session; however,
some of his callers have been able
to divine that he Is not pleased with
the district lines. If the governor
could oe assured the legislature would
make seven of the districts democrat
ic and one republican or make all at
large, if such wree legally possible
it is probable ho would allow the
pending bill to expire without his sig
nature and submit the question dur
ing the special session.
The governor Is quoted as believ
ing the bill should carry at least a
semblance of fairness to the minority
Authors of bill providing an eight
and nine-hour workday lor women
have petitioned the governor not to
approve it, saying that as amended
It is a discrimination against tho
'tirger cities of the state
The recall for all public officials
has again made its appearance in a
joint resolution to amend the con
stitution offered in the house by Mr.
Smith of Pottawatomie and Mr. Cur
ry. A similar measure during tha
regular session died in the commit
Attention K. of P's.
A special convention S p. m., Mon
day evening to confer rank of knight.
All members of knight work please
WM. F. BOCRLND, C. C.
Election for Capitol Bonds.
Oklahoma City, March 30. The
reople of Oklahoma would be asked
to vote upon the question of whether
they will authorize tho issuance or
bonds to the amount of $2,300,000, to
be used in the construction of a state
capitol building, under the terms of
a joint resolution introduced in the
bouse Friday by Representative
Whitman of Pittsburg county.
The question Is to be submitted as
provided under the terms of the Ini
tiative and referendum, to be voted
upon at an election called by the
AMERICAN FINANCIER PASSED
AWAY IN ROME A FEW MIN
UTES AFTER TWELVE.
MARKET NOT AFFECTED
Body Will Be Embalmed in Rome,
Where Funeral Service Will 3a
Held and Will Then Be Brought
to New York for Interment.
Home, March 31. J. l'ierpont Mor
gan (iied five minutes past noon to
day, after several hours in a stato
Drs. M. Allen Starr, George Dixon
and 1'rofessor JJustiaiielll had aban
doned hope an hour before, when ar
tificial food was administered with
out avail and the patient failed to
respond to heart tonics.
Mr. and -Mrs. Herbert Raterlm,
son-in-law and daughter, were sent
from tho room when death approach
ed. Merman was unable to recogni7.3
anybody or respond to questions. To
ward the end ho showed no signs ct
vitality save tho motion of his right
band, to signify intorna! suffering. Dr.
Starr, when called In consultation on,
tho Illness attributed Morgan's
breakdown to emotion caused by the
Pujo committeo on tho money trust
investigation. Tho physicians said
it would have been hotter if Mor
gan had gono direct from Cairo 'o
his London home, instead of stopping
at the noisy Romo hotel.
Morgan died in the Grand Hote'.
The body will bo embalmed nud for
warded to tho United States. Tho
funeral services will be held here.
Market Not Disturbed.
New York, March 31. A bulletin
in the window of Morgan & Company
was the first announcement here of
the financier's death. Tho stock
market here and In London bore up
well; almost no decline hero which
exceeded tho point of trading showed
there was no nervousness. Bankers
said the recurrent rumors of Mor
gan's serious condition had prepared
I lie market.
It was learned that Morgan had
suffered a serious attack before go
ing abroad, but ho rallied so rapidly
that the fact was kept a secret. For
the first lime slnco entering banking
here before tin civil war, he, on this
trip, shifted all responsibility to hi3
Morgan entered business as a di
rector of the Maratime Insurance
Company. At the board meeting.',
ho never opened his mouth. Tho
company hero said nothing could be
done with him. Shortly thereafter he
pulled off the first big railroad consol
idation, besting Jay Gould and gained
tho sobriquet of "The Sphinx of Wail
Morgan's control of men and mon
ey was the keynote of his life. Oth
ers were wealthier, but he command
ed the wealth of others. At tht
height of his power, he Is said to
have controlled nine billion dollars.
Spent Money Rapidly.
Muskogee, Okla., March 30. Peter
Washington, the Indian who In Jan
uary naa $j,iiuu in casn, now
has no place In which to slee;
that he can call his own. Washing
ton has been conducting a rooming
house in the city, but wa3 sued for
$30 alleged to be duo a3 back rent
and judgment wa3 rendered against
him. As he had no money with which,
to settle the Judgment he was ejected
from the premises and tho rooming
Washington, Is 33 years of age and
can't or won't speak a word of Eng-
ish. It is said ariou3 kinds of
sharks have Inveigled him into deals
from which he emerged holding noth
ing but the sack. Last winter he
sold a tract of oil land, it has been
alleged in court for the sum of $6,230
and it Is claimed he paid the agent
$2,300 as commission, the agent also
being the purchaser, it was alleged.
It is now being demonstrated in
Ardmore that "politics makes strange