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ANADARKO DAILY DEMOCRAT
VOLUME VII. NO. 261.
ANADARKO, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1908.
PRICE: 2 Cents
HAVE A KICK
Can be Forced by State Laws to
Give Long Distance
over the county. We are charging
BO cents for residence 'phones and 31
for business 'phones and our rural cus
tomers are charged but 25 cents a
month- nr $3 a yeai . We now have
2,500 'phones in Grant and adjoining
coujjties and nre making money. We
also are putting money in our sinking
fund each year. We were handi
capped before statehood as we could
not compel the Pioneer company to
give us long distance connections for
our customers. The new constitution
irivps the enrnorntion commission au-
MUST GIVE, SERVICE .-- SSZ :
Some complaints have been heard
here of the local exchange of the Pio
neer company falling to give connec
tions for subscribers on the rural lines
with city subscribers. One day this
Week a farmer living on a rural line
called up a business house in Anadar
ko, a place that always has had a
'phone, and was informed, so he
claims, that the business house he
called for had no 'phone.
While it is not generally known it
is understood that a movement is
quietly on foot in this city to orga
nize an independent telephone com
pany and establish a new telephone
system in Anadarko equipped with all
modern appliances for the purpose of
serving the citizens with efficient tel
ephone service at rates that will sat
isfy the patrions and at the same
time produce a reasonable income on
In the city, as elsewhere, tho at
tempt of the Pioneer Telephone Co.,
to increase its rates, taken with the
unsatisfactory service which has been
eiven during the past, is the occasion
for this movement. Should this step
be taken it will in all probability be
taken in connection with the Inde
pendent Farmers Union telephone
companies which now have a mem
bership of over 300,000 throughout the
stato and around which is forming
the nucleus of what will prove the
greatest independent telephone organi
zation in the west, if not in the coun
try. Some interesting developments were
made in Guthrie during tl.e past week
in the hearing before the corporation
commission of complaints against the
Pioneer Telephone Co., Section 5, ar
ticle 9 of tho Oklahoma constitution
provides: "All telephone and tele-
ti-aiih tDiirtiir.VifS-oTieiattd for hire
shall each respectively receive md
transmit each other's messages with
out delay or discrimintion and make
physical connections with each other's
lines, under such rule3 and regulations
as shall be prescribed by law or by any
commission created by this constitu
tion, or by any act of the legislature
for that purpose.
Before tho corporation commission
several complaints were heard against
the Pioneer Telephone Co., filed by
farmers mutual companies asking
that the commissoin issue an order
under the above clause of the consti
tution compelling the Pioneer com
pany to give long distance connec
tions to customers on tho independent
Perhaps the most interesting piece
of history of the struggles of tho in-
'" dnnendent companies in the statu
was told by M. D. Sullivan, se
cretary and manager of the Grant
county Farmers' Rural Co. Ho stated
that the first telephone exchange in
Pond Creek, Grant county, was in
stalled by the farmers who organized
an independent company, charging 75
cents a month for residence 'phones
and $1 for businees phones. Rural
customers were charged 50 cents a
"A few years ago," continued Mr.
Sullivan, "we sold out to tho Pioneer
company as wo could not then by law
compel them to give us long distance
connections with others parts of the
state. The Pioneer immediately
raised tho rates to $1.50 for residence
'phones and $2 for businees 'phones.
We could not stand that and nfter
a year's time we organized tho Grant
county Farmers' Rural company and
installed an exchange in Pond Creek
and Medford, with rural lines all
To sell with the aid of
a small ad., that old piece
of furniture fo nro than
half enough to pay for the
new that Is want ad
financing, although It Is
but one of a hundred
phases of It.
Monument Is Proposed
in Memory Of
YOUNG PEOPLE ACT
Epworth Leagues of Oklahoma
Will Endeavor to Raise
Southwest Teachers' Association
Lawton, Okla., Nov. 28 With to
day's sessions the Southwest Oklaho
ma Teachers asssociation will close
its two days' convention. The pro
grams which have been carried out
have been of the greatest interest,
and have included every phase of
pedegogy. Some ofthe most promi
nent educators of Oklahoma have
participated in the sessions, and the
addresses have been delivered by such
well-known public men as State Su
perintendent E. D. Cameron, Presi
dent A. Grant Evans of the State
University, President Charles fA.
Evans .of the State Teachers associa
tion and Prof. J. F. Sharp of the
Weatherford Normal. It is estimated
that nearly five hundred teachers
have been in attendance at the con
vention. The organization of teachers
in the southwestern part of the state
is the first district organization to be
effected in Oklahoma.
One-half of the State's Re
sources Have Yet Been
HIGH SCHOOL NOTES
School was dismissed Wednesday
afternoon for Thanksgiving and will
not take up again until Monday.
In a letter received in Oklahoma
City President B. F. Yoakum of the '
Frisco railroad gives some intoiesting
and valuable information in regard to
the development of the southwest in
1 the next ten years information of
special import to Oklahomans.
t'Not onehalf of our resources have
been developed," says Mr. Yoakum,
"and the C9 per cent of the entire
area of the United States lying wost
of the Mississippi river, not including
Alaska, is served by 45 per cent of
the total rail road mileage of the
country. A large proportion of this
yet undeveloped area is comprised of
the southwestern states of Missouri,
Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louis
iana and Texas, all laden with their
hidden wealth; when dbveloped capa
ble of sustaining as dnse a population
of thrifty citizens, with equal pros
perity, as any part of the United
The money required to furnish ade
quate rail transportation facilities for
the next ten years, according to Mr.
Oklahmoa City, Nov. 23 Tomorrow
U "Sam Jones Day" in Southern
Methodist churches. In accordance
with the recent action of the Jones
memorial commission, and of 9,000
Epworth Leagues embraced in that
great body, will do its part in rais
ing the funds needed for the Sam
Jones monument which is destined to
stand before the new St. Luke's
church in this city. This monu
ment will be erected as a fitting trib
ute from the young poeple of the
M. E. church, South, to Sam P.
Jones,( the famous revivalist to whose
credit it is said that he had preached
to more people thnn any other minis
tor and that he was the groatost sa
tirist the pulpit ever hold.
The, monument will cost aboul $10,
000 and will be surmounted by a life
size bronze statue of the evnnygelist.
The base will be of Oklahoma red
The monument to provide a suitable
memorial to the Rev. Sam Jones orig
inated in the Epworth league of St.
Lukes church and was first given
formal expression at the Epworth
league conference nt Sulphur, Okla.,
on July 14, last.
Special memorial services will be
held by all of the leagues of the
Docs Not Expect Any Tariff Legis
lation This Session
Lawton, Okla., Nov. 23 -Senator
T. P. Goro of this city Wednesday
started for the national capital to
attend the short session of congress.
He will visit in Mississippi, together
with his wife, for about a week and
reach Washington about December 2.
'"I do not expect much of national
importance from the short session of
the congress, " said Senator Gore be
fore leaving. "I expect no legis
lation whatever upon the tariff ques
tion. The committees, however, prob
ably will work upon schedules during
tho present term, so that it can bo
rapidly dispensed with when the ex
tra session is called by President Taft.
Even at the proposed extra session,
I expect little reduction of impor
tance. ' '
SPITE OF RAIN
Good Attendance At
SOME FINE PAPERS
Interesting Lecture by Prof.
M. Barrett Friday Night
The Womens' Missionary Society of
the Presbyterian church will givo the
following program Sunday morning at
Voluntary by orchestra.
Prayer Mrs. C. K. Hume.
Song Morning Light is Breaking.
Paper The Mexicans by Mrs. Wade.
Reading Mrs. Widaman.
Duet, Holy Spirit Mrs. Miller
and Miss Edna Romlck.
Paper, Corea Mrs. Humo.
Anthem, Fling Out tho Bannor
by tho Choir.
Roading Mrs. Teis.
Song-S. S. Class.
Current Events Mrs L. R. Smith
Song, Rescue the Perishing.
The Philomathic club met with Mrs,
Lee Wallace Friday afternoon and was
one of the most enthusiatic meetings
of the season, after the usual pro
gram and order of business, refresh
ments of apples, home made cream
candy, cakes, wafers, olives and coffee
Tho Caddo County Teachers assocl- '
atlon has been in session at tho Pres
byterian church Friday and Saturday
with an attendance of sixty an ex
cellent showing considering the very
inclement weather. E. E. Balcomb
of Stillwater A. and M. Col lego and
Miss Stone of Ada, occupied most of
tho time Friday afternoon with dem
onstrations In domestic art and agri
culture. This feature was highly en
joyed by tho teachers.
Excellent talks and papers were
presented by Mesdames Llnnle It.
Lowthcr and Anna Hibbard, Misses
Nettie Daniels, Theresa Franz, Ma
bel Wallace, Sallio E. Carter, Delia
M. Perry, Hattio Dudley, Maude E.
Widaman and Messrs H. W. Nation,
Benj. Showen and Geo. F. Bryan.
A k8innll but interested audience
listened to a lecture by Vice-President
S. M. Barrett of the Central
Normal on Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Hammer, African
Missionaries were in the city Snturday
on their way to Oklahoma City.
Misses Maude and Edyth Widaman
spent Thnnksgiving day with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Wida
man, on the farm near Stecker, and
partook of a 15 pound turkey, enjoy
ing the day as if at home.
"ur '"l'. " ol U1V"B" Yokum, cannot be conservatively cstl- ;
schoo graduates of last year visited ' ate( at ,ess than ?GOo,000,000 a year
last week and on Saturday hd refereed
a very exciting gamo of football
which was played between the high
school and Riverside. The game was
won by the high school.
Tho eighth grade room made tho
highest grado in marching this week.
Fannie Melton was absent from
school several days this week, ori ac
count of sickness.
Miss Richard, tho Seventh grade
teacher, spent Thanksgiving with
friends in Lawton and will attend the
Southwest Oklahoma Teachers' Association.
Prof. J. B. Sanders will also at
tend the Southwest Oklahoma Teach
ers association at Lawton Friday and
The high school literary society
gave the following program Wednes
day afternoon: Recitation, Ruth
Proflitt; Oration, Clyde Stout; Read-'
ing, Bert Gates; Pen picture, Ken
neth Mitchell ; Current Events, Chloe
Havens; Recitation, Helen Kurk;
Orignnl, story, Fred Billingsley;
Instrumental solo, Ileta Bradford;
Reading,- Gideon Kunkel ; Paper, Wal
ter Cummings; Essay, Howard Wat
son; Recitation, Mary Fitts; Recita
tion, Julius Stelzner; Recitation,
Lawrence Martin; Recitation Fannie
and may reach one billion
This sum must all be furnished by
private investors and Mr. Yokum em
phasizes the importance of avoiding
legislation which will drive private j
pnnttnl nwnv frnmMlm rnllrnnrta. Hfl
"The splendidlypuilt and equipped
railways of America, costing fifteen
billion dollars, compared with tho in;
adequate waterways under the parsi
monious policy and methods of our
government clearly illustrates the dif
ference in service to the public favor
able to the railroads. The inadequate
navigation facilities of the govern
ment clearly forecasts what would
happen if private capital is forced out
of railroad building through unfair
and restrictive laws with the possibil
ity of government control."
Mr. Yokum further says that a Tex
as coastal canal would furnish tho main
artery of commerco to bo fed by the
rivers and railroads not only for Tex
as, but for all country tributary to tho
Gulf of Mexico, including Oklahoma,
Kansas, Now Mexico and Colorado.
We have just recoivQd
a nice assortment of Rich
Out Glass, all new designs
giving beautiful effects.
See our windows forthe
latest and best at tho
f.F. MITCHELL Jewelry Co.
The marriage of Miss Avis Flana
gan to Mr. D. Risk, both of Grace
mont was solemnized Thursday after
noon at 4 o'clock at the home of R.
M. Billingsley in this city the cere
mony being performed by Rev. Far
rington of tho Methodist church in
the presence of tho immediate friends
of the contracting parties. Mr. Risl?
is in the drug business in Gracemont
where he and his bride will make
J. E. Farrington left yesterday
evening for Chiliicothe, Mo., in an
swer to a telegram stating the death
of his brother, E. R. Farrington, who
died Thursday morning of heart fail
ure. He was 35 years old and had
been ill for several months.
If you enjoy a cup of good coffee,
join our satisfied patrons. Anadarko
Grocery Co. Phono No. EG. 258 Gt
C. Ross Hume returned from Gol
conda, 111., where he has been visit
ing a few weeks. Mrs. Hume and
baby will visit her parents and f rignds
until about Christmas.
Fineat ohooolate creams at
Otophenaon'a Drug store. 254 tf
Capt. Warren Dean, of tho 15th
Cali., regiment arrived in the city
Friday and examined tho following ap
plicants for service at Jefferson
Barracks: A. J. Sanders. Odd Homes
Jas. II. Jonhson Robert Welsh, John
A. Cudo and Roy L. Brown.
Pickles, spices, preserves, dried
fruits, for the holidays at Anadarko
Grocery Co Phone No. 56. 258 Gt
Revs. Teis, Fait, and Smith will
install Rev. S. F. Wilson as pastor
of tho Cliickasha Presbyterian church,
Sunday morning. Rev. L. R. Smith
will preach the sermon, Rev. E, B.
Teis will chcrge the pastor and Rev.
S. V. Fait will chargo the people.
B I THIS UtBlLftTANDSroRMYEAU
M ccanor KNOWINQ HOWbss
When You Are Ready To
Choose Your Fall Suits
you are particularly invited to .make our clothing
room a call. You have to examine several lines to
Set posted, to bo able to judge which is the best.' We
do the same thing in a larger way to keep up-to-date
All good dressers have the ambition to wear the
best. We as k for a chance
To Show You
how superior Steiu-Bloch and Sampeck clothing set
off your figure.
How much style is put in their make-up; they are
the pioneers of modern LTigh grado clothes, and are
still maintaining the lead.
These goods in fit, style and quality are so supe
rior, that they have driven the merchant tailor out
of business, except for irregular shaped figures.
Give Us a TryOn
We will uot bore you to buy, will not have to.
Prices $15.00 to $25.00.
A GREAT SHOE DEFT
nt our place. When looking at suits,
have Mr. Cargill show you tho new
shoes. It will interest you,
EDWIN CLAPP SHOES
$6.00 and $7.00
$4 and $5.00
are the Two best makes sold.
fit all feot ,narrow or wido,short or long
to examine our new Fall Underwear,
have a great assortment to please the
MEDIUM WEIGHT RJBBED
UNION SUITS THAT WILL FIT.
$1.09, 1.50 2.00, 2.50, 3.00.
LIGHT WEIGHT FINE WOOLENS
$1.50, 2.00, 2.50.
If you are particular about your
Underwear, bo suro and see ur.
The Fair Dep. Store