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O. K, Historical Society
ANADARKO DAILY DEMOC
VOLUME VII. NO. 267.
ANADARKO, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1908.
PRICE: 2 Cents
NEW DEPOT IN
Rock Island Preparing
to Build Needed
GROUND IS LAID OUT
General Manager Robbins Visits
Anadarko and Brings
At last Anadarko is to have the long
promised new depot.
At least, such is the statement
made by General Manager J. W. Rob
ins of the Rock Island lines, who
was in the city Friday looking over
the site of the proposed new depot
and other matters pertanining to the
road at this point.
While here Mr. Robbins went over
the ground on which it is proposed to
erect the new passenger station,
and which will be southeast of the
present station on the south side of
the tracks between the tracks of the
Mangum and Lawton divisions. j
The location of the building on tho
ground was also indicated by Mr. Rob
bins, who informed Agent Harvey
that it was the expectation of the
company to begin work on tho con
struction of the building at once, tho
intention being to have it completed
ready for use within the next four
Tho location of the new station will
bo a great convenience to tho travel
ing public as it will do away with
tho necessity of crossing tho tracks J
to get to the trains from tho city.
The new building will bo ncommodioua
and un-to-data building in every way.
and willjadd materially to the appear
ance of the city as well as aid in
creating a favorablo impression in tho
mind of the stranger as ho arrives in
Superintendent's monthly report
of tho Anadarko pubile schools for
the month ending Nov, 1903:
White Col. Total
Boys enrolled, to date 2V 1 15 2SG
Girls enrolled, to date 274 18 292
Total enrollment, 645 34 579
No. days boys attended 4302J 148 4451
No. days girls attended 45852 104 47793
Total days attended 48381 342 52301
Gain By enrollment 17 2 19
Reinstated 14 0 14
By transfer 0 0 0
Loss Withdrawn 10 1 11
Transferred 0 0 0
Drop 20 0 20
Number, belonging 500 21 521
Av. daily belonging 484 20 504
Av. daily attendance 4G5 19 484
Cases of tardiness 29 2 31
Number not tardy 485 19 504
Numbler not absent 305 8 313
Corporal punishment G 5 11
Non resident pupils 12 0 1 2
Number visitors G4 1 G5
Number teachers tardy 10 1
Number teachers pres
ent at teachers meeting 12 1 13
Puoils not absent or
rdy to date 200 2 202
, i.nrks: Mrs,. Lowther was ab-
nent l.om the teacher's meeting on
account of illness. J. B. Sanders,
Morning theme: "Winning a
crown." Evening theme, "Cross
Bearing." Every member of tho
Sunday school both great and small
is earnestly rcqucsed to be present
next Sunday morning wo begin prepa
ration for our Chriistmas entertain
ment Presbyterian Church
9:45 S. S. 11 a. m. public worship.
Sermon" theme, "Tho Symmetrical
Character and Church. Special mu
sic. Evening service at 7:30. Tho
theme, "Tho Church of Ephesus"
The first of a series of sermons on
The Seven Churches of Asia.
Tho communion servico is post
poned to a later Sabboth in this
month. L. R. Smith, Pastor.
Notice M. W. A.
All members of Modern Woodmen
of America Camp No. 10025, are re
quested to bo present Monday evening, i
Dec. 7, as there will be "Something
More Shopping Days 3
Do Your Shopping Early
Supt. Cameron Will Ask Amend
ment to Education Statute
Guthrie, Okla, Dec 4 State Su
perintendent E. D. Cameron will at tho
coming scsison of the legislature
mako an effort to have the high school
visitor placed under the supervision
of the state superintendent's office,
instead of being attached to the A.
and M. college and tho state univer
sity respectively, as is now the case.
Complaints have been made that
theso two officials n . in fact only
"drummers" for their rcspectvo
schools and that the soliciting of stu
dents for thoso schools constituhes a
greater part of their work than
inspecting high schools or promoting
agricultural education. It is as a re
sult of the criticisms that Superin
tendent Cameron will make his recom
mendations. Prof. E. E. Balcomb,
fomerly of tho Wcatherford normal
schlool and tho author of an elemen
tary text on agricultural education,
while Rev T. F. Brewer, secretary of
the state text book commission, and
former president of Spaulding female
college at Muskogee, is the high
Another important change which
Mr. Cameron will recommend will be
the apportionment of the railroad
taxes collected in each county among
all of the school Districts of the county
instead of giving it all to the dis
tricts through which the railroads run.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
George Cooper and wf Joseph
J. E. Gordon-Lewis P. Crose-2500-12-2-8-
int NE 21-6-13.
J. M .Martin and wf-Eppio Burn-ham-2400-10-28-8-E
H. L. Nelson-J W. Hays-400-12-3-8-L
17 and 18 B 11 NE Apache.
Cyril T S Co-E. A. Bogard-100-12-2-8-L
9-and 10 B 6 Cyril.
Wootio Peery-G. F Perry-000-11-30-8-NW
Home Talent Play
Don't forget tho home talent play
to be given at the Dietrich opera
house Monday night under the direc
tion of Mrs. Bertha Mooro for the
enefit of the Anadarko Concert band.
Admission 25, 35 and 50 cents. The
cast of characters will be as follows :
Horace Verner Dick Dobbs.
Ira Courtieigh H. J. Urquhart.
Major Duffy Arch James.
Buck Tyson Harry Brown.
Dink Potts Jimmy Schwarberg.
Van Littert Lawrence Martin.
Squire Jerry Fowler.
Lige John Knnpp.
Ginger Bertha Grammar.
Nance Flossie Chambers.
Prudence Amelia Linder.
Imogene Bertha Moore.
Our Number 881 40A. nearly level,
all tillable, 35 in cultivation, 4 miles
from Anadarko. Small house, wind
No. 1165 School land 160 A close
to Anadarko, including crops and tools
second bottom 70A broke, 2 houses.
A large number of Washita and
Cache bottom farms, fine corn and
Baldwin & Gibbs Co.,
263 2td 2tw Anadarko, Olka.
Too Rapid. ,
"Well, said the orchestra laadar,
"you certainly do play the cornet to
beat the band:"
"Ah!" delightedly cried tho new
man, after his first concert rehearsal.
"Yea," continued tho leader; "you
can't keep time at all"
Hammond is offering ladies finest
trlmmed httta Bt onehalf price. 265-Gt
Finost 0 o te o h h
Stephenson's n i-g atore t
OUR OWN HERMAN
Judge Franz Right
with the Woodmen
"of ."of w.,ATto'
Oklahoma City Wednesday night to
attend tho initiation of the big class
of candidates, some 4,000 in number,
in that city. On his arrival in tho
city at about midnight, he was at onco
taken in and drnwn into the service
to servo on tho committee on recep-
tion to Gens. J. C. Root nnd John T.
I Yates with the rest of the sovereign
officers from Omaha. Neb., who all
know him and each of whom was
glad to have tho opportunity to greet
Mr. Franz. Although they had
never met him they knew him by his
long, loyal and faithful service and
his perseverance., nnd his work for
the order is highly appreciated by
the sovereign officers.
Queer Fijian Plant.
There is nothing under tho sun quit
so quaint, so weird and wltchllko ns
tho pandanus prairies of FIJI. The
pandanus, or scrow plant, as It is
called, Is n most grotcsquo specimen
of tho vegotablo kingdom even at tha
best and In tho early Btngcs of Its
growth. In Its very young days It 'It
of an extraordinary scrowllko shape,
and looks as though somo kind of
hand had taken hold of Its long,
swordllko leaves and twisted them
round nnd round. Later it straight
ens out a bit, and from It grow a
number of tall wooden stilts. Its fo
llago Is simpio, n number of drooping,
ragged tufts for all tho world lika
mops, and very mournful looking.
Among these mops hang tho fruit,
In shapo llko a pineapple, made up of
hard red and yellow kernels, woody
and fibrous, and quite unoatablo from
a European s point of vlow.
'Indian an Engineer.
A descendant of Tama's b- I of
Musquauklo Indians Is now L en
gineer of a fast passenger train . the
Burlington road. Ho Is hero on the
samo ground where bis ancestors lived
for many generations. IIo crosses the
samo rivers, surveys the Bruno land
scapes, observes tho samo phenomena
of wind, temperature, storms, etc., that
wore familiar to his ancestors of cen
turlCB ago. Ho wears moro clothes
than thoy wore, and ho speaks a dif
ferent language, and ho Is serving
civilization instead of barbarism. Few
If any of tho passengers who rido be
hind him know that a Tama Indian
sits In the cab of tho engine as It
speeds over tho prairies. Burlington
Female Lion Tamers,
A lion broke looso at an electrical
exhibition at Marseilles and mado hit
way on tho stago of the theater, where
a ballet was being rehearsed. The
panic among the women of tho bal
let when the Hon suddenly came Into
view was Intense. Threo of the
dancers, however, were possessed of
more courage than tho rest, and,
snatching off their shoes, they beat
the greatly astonished beast Into sub
mission. When tho lion-tamer arrived
the Hon welcomed him with evident
Joy and allowed himself to be led
back to his cage In tha most docile
fashion. Ho seemed as glad to got
away from' the ballet girls as they
were to get rid of him.
Driven Out of Berlin.
Miss Anna Morgan, heiress to J100,
000,000, says a Vienna paper, was
driven out of Berlin, whero sho hoped
to study politico-social conditions, by
tho beggars, high and low, nobility and
others, who no sooner heard of the
arrival of the rich American girl than
they set slego to her dollars. Indi
viduals, societies, churches, charitable
institutions and promotors of business
schemes wrote, telegraphed and sent
messengers. It all looked funny to
tho young woman at first, but It be
camo a nuisance, from which sho es
caped by means of her automobile, In
which sho hastened to a nearby sum
Had Slipped Hit Memory.
"Before I answer your question,"
aid tho great alienist, "permit mo to
refresh my memory." Hereupon he
consulted a notebook, "May I ask,"
resumed the lawyer, "why you found
it necessary to consult somo memo
randum before answering a simple
hypothetical question of only a few
thousand words?" "The fact Is," re.
piled tho alienist, suavely, "that I did
that to get tho point of view. I'd for
gotten which side I'd been retained on
in this particular caso. Kindly spring
your conundrum again."
Taxes Skill of Engineer. '
The boring of an artesian well Is not
an easy task. The well of Qrenell
(Franco) required from December 24,
1833, to February 26, 1841, for comple
tion. The ono at Passy of the same
depth took only two years to make.
Our engineers now count upon one
yeir In which to complete the well of
Malsons-Laffltte. This well is already
at a depth of 4C0 meters. It will go
to a depth of 650 meters. Do Dloa
ARE WAKING UP
Commercial Club Show
signs of Increased
AT?T1TD "DDTf1!" "DT A ATT
RV 1 Lt DXULJY i LAW 1
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Special Committee to Look after
The meeting of the Commercial
club Friday night was ono of the best
attended sinco the organization of
the club, and tho interest manifested
indicated that tho business men arc
waking up to the possibilities for
good of the organization nnd tho ne
cessity for each and every ono to take
an active part in tho work tho Com
mercial clubis expected to, do toward
making a "Greater Anadarko."
On the secretary's desk was a mass
of correspondence fom all parts of tho
United States making various inquies
as to business opportuniteis of Ana
darko. These were gono over and
several of them referred to commit
tees "for further investigation. All
of tho inquiries hnd been answered
by the secretary.
Ono matter of especial importance
to Anadarko was the proposition of
tho Pigg Brothers of Bonner Springs,
Kan. for the establishment of a
brick manufacturing plant here. They
propose a plant for the manufacture
of sand brick, the sand here hav
ing been tested by them somo time
ago and fonud to bo of a superior
quality for tho purposo desired.
Messrs. Pigg have a large plant at
Bonner Springs and propose the es
tablishment of nn entirely new plant
here. The proposed plant will have
a capacity of 20,000 brick a day and
give employment to about twenty-five
people. The proposition is to orga
nize a stock company with home cap
ital, Messrs. Pigg taking a good
block of the stock themselves.
Somo time ago Messrs. Pigg wero
hero and looked over tho ground thor
oughly, and at that time several of
the business men wereso favorably im
pressed with the proposition that they
agreed to take stock in tho proposed
company, one gentleman agreeing to
take a block of .$1,000.
was referred to a special committee
Friday night the committee being
instructed to take the matter up at
once and push it through to an early
Much interest was shown in the
coming annual election of officers
which will be held on Dec. 18. Nom
inations for officers wero made Fri
day night, there being a number of
candidates placed in nomination for
each office, and tho short campaign
promises to bo lively. Tho nomina
tions made were as follows :
For President J. E. Farrington,
Adolph Youngheim, C. H. DeFord
and G. D. Driskell.
For Vice-President J. J. Coggms,
C. II DeFord and J. H. BarofT.
For Secretary P. L. Jorgenaon,
L. M. Splvey and H. M. Tilton.
For Assistant Secretary A. S.
For Treasurer W. P. Hudson.
For Directors (Eight to Elect)
Levi Ogle, I. E. Cox, J. Nathun, C.
II. DoFord, A. Youngheim, Joe Smith.
I ltfnrrln T.nnnVinw? C. TV Drink.., I .1.
E. Farrington, F. J. Ecclestoi , I- re
mont Boyle, J. J. Coggins, Ii. D.
Hito, W. F. McCracken, W. M.
Plum, B. F. Fitts, A. S. Huberts,
John Pfaff, Jr., Dean Baird, L. M.
Spivey, P. L. Jorgenson.
RmchII" Remedies ' t
hordci'm Drue: Biore. &r4
Seo tho home talent pluy, "A Vir
ginia Romance" at the Dietrich Mon
day night. Prices, 25, 35 and 50 cents.
"rlexall" Remedies hi St-ph
'a Drug Store. 251 tf
Coffeo, just like mother umJ to
make, and Grandma's doughnut at
the Methodists bazaar Saturday. ii02-5t
Mrs. Linder is closing out hei stuck
of dress and street hats, at bauains.
One of the features of the musical
comedy "Dan Cupid" which appears
at the McAninch next Thursday ta the
appeareanc' of tho entire cluiub of
beautiful girls in full even inj.
Tho tasteful elegance in the dicsmgi
of this scene alono has wot many
enconiums from the society trons
which throng to see "Dan ( mid."
Than You Can
Mene Your Business a
More Advertising Than
You Ever Gave It Be
It will pay you in the
form of dividends of
profits-sufficient to en
able you to make more
liberal Christmas pres
ents to others than you
have ever done.
J. W. Stapler, J. F. Brown and
Knox Harris went to Clinton today to
tattend tho lumberman's association,
known ns tho I loo Iloo's.
For a first class piano for rent or
for sale call at Shaw & Wells. 2G3 tf
Chicken supper Wednesday, Dec.
9, in Kelly building, west of Demo
crat oflicc. Everybody come. Price
CouRhi Couphl Con. hi Stop
it. Roxall (Jher ju - wi o
ll at Stephenson' d uu at ire tf
Chicken supper Wednesday, Dec.
9, in tho Kelly Building, west of the
Democrat office. Everybody come.
Cough 1 Cough I Cough 1 Stop that
cough.Rcxall Cherry juice will do it at
Stephenson's drug store. 257 tf
Pickles, spices, preserves, dried
fruits, for the holidays ut Anadarko
Grocery Co Phono No. 50. 258 Ct
Don't forget Mrs. binder's milli
nery sale. 2C2 tf
Chicken supper Wednesday, Dec.
9. in the Kelly building, west of the
Democrat ofllce. hvurybody iome.
Mnplo Syrup, pure, genuine in the
First Pick brand ut O. k'. Skagga'.
Phono No. 92. 26'J-Gt
Positions guaranteeu b the Okla
homa City Business LoiUgu of Okla
homa City, Okla We tuuch moro
bookkeeping in four montiia than other
schools do in six montrm, more short
hand in four man t lib than other
schools do in six to u.gut months.
'Address T. M. Milan, g'r. Okla
homa City, Okla. 2G5-4t
See the Dutch Kid ci.oiu in "Dan
Cupid" at tho McAniuci. next Thurs
day. The Italian number. Miss Flu lis
da RufT gets them all w.tu its origi
nality and tunefulness.
The ladies of the Luu.oly: church
will servo a fine clwci. it supper in
tho Kelly building, (vnt of the
Democrat ofllco,) WeUntMiuy evening,
Dec. 9, after 5 o'clock . m. price
25c. Will also have on tule Wednes
day and Thursday, I) . U and 10, a
fino line of useful anu pictty things
suitable for Christmas giti. Every
Good music between acta at tho
play at tho Dietrich Mommy night.
Hammert and Ayro nave mixed
pickles sour and sweet,1 iur kraut in
bulk always fresh. 2G5 4
$50 Lifo scholarship, -$4.5. Special
rates good short timi- only. Text
Work for buard guaran-
' teed. Big saving. VVr to Mgr. Ok-
lnhoma City Business college, Okla-
homa City Okla.
Commercial Club Will
Men of City
Feast to Be Given During Holiday
Week Planned to be Elab
The Commercial club at it's moot
ing Friduy night decided to close tho
year with a banquet that would go 'on
record ns ono of tho big things dono
towards starting the united efforts
of 1S09 for the "Greater Anndarko"
that is to come.
The matter was brought to tho at
tention of tho club by L. M. Spivey,
clmlrmnn of the entertainment com
mittee, -who stated that while tho
annual banquets of the past years had
been enjoyable affairs, ho beliovcd
tho timo had como when the event
should be mudo on a broader scale
and not only members of tho club in
cluded in tho festivities, but also all
business men of tho city nnd their
wives or sweethenrts.
Tho matter was discussed at consid
eiablo length by tho members present,
it flnnlly being determined to hold tho
banquet during tho holiday week or
immediately after the first of tho
year, and to mnko it nn nfTair in
which every business man would bo
asked to pnrticitpate. Tho tickets
will be sold at ?I a plate, or $2 a
couple, each business man boing ex
pected to bring his wife or his sweet
heart, tho event being intended for
tho ladies ns well as for the men.
Tho entertainment committca was
enlarged by tho addition of two mem
bers, and tho committee was in
structed to mako n contract with somo
responsible caterer for tho banquot.
Just where the banquet will bo given
was not definitely determined, but it
will bo in some building lnrge enough
to accomodate tho crowd that will bo
Prominent speakers, men who arc
recognized leaders in the commercial
and business affairs of tho state,
will be invited to attend from other
cities, while the leading toast of the
evening will probably bo responded to
by tho secretary of the Oklahoma
uty chamber or commerco, Mr. Mc
Kaud who is one of tho most active
workers in tho stute for tho advance
ment and upbuilding of tho commer
cial and business interests of Okla
homa. ENDS CANVASS
Governor May Issue Proclama
tion on. State Questions
Guthrie, Okla., Dec. 5 Governor
Haskell and Assistant Secretary of
State Leo Meyer resumed the canvass
of tho vote on the state questions this
morning and tho governor's procla
mations on tho four questions yet un-
canvassed will probably be issued
some time during the day.
There seems to bo very littlo doubt
that Govenrnor Haskell will declare
the capital removal amendment car
ried, and will IJthus put it "up to"
Guthrio to tako tho initiative In any
sort of litigation to get a final de
cision on the legal questions involved.
That such litigation will follow is
equally certain, although just what
form it will take has not been fully
It also seems that tho governor,
who is not at all satisfied with the
arrangements for tho accommodation
of tho legislature in Guthrie's new
"convention hall," will do all in his
power to help along any movement to
adjourn the legislature to somo place
whero Batiiafactory accommodations
can bo assured, preferably to Okla
Ladies hats one-half price Ham
Finest ohooolate oream- at
8tephenBon8 Druu atora. 254 tf
G. C. Miller is enjoying a visit with
his brothers, and their wives J. H.
Miller of Chanuto, Kan., an- F. L.
Miller of Clinton.
Tho Gencton apples, grape fruit
and nuta of all kind at Hammert
Ayers are just in good nnd fresh.