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Good Roads in
Business and Professional Men of City and Farmers
Respond Enthusiastically to Chamber of Commerce
Appeal For Fuids to Promote Road Work
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Monster Mass Meeting Held at the Opera
Wonderful Boosting Results. "Ozark 1 hompson Portrays Promotion or the
Trail and is Backed Up by Ringing Talks From Farmers Elliott and Wegner.
Trail Worth $500,000 a Year to Guthrie
Thousands of ilollnrs for the Ozul
Trail und Rood roads in I.nKan coun
ty. night enthusiastically did tho peo
ple of duthrio respond to the call of
the Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday
nighit, and pledge financial supiori
to the promotion of the Trail in l.o
Kan and the lietterment of county
roads in general.
It was a good, real old-fashioned
booster meeting at the opera house
such as featured civic affairs vir
ago when railroads knocked for bonus
Nothing in HgSt years lias trans
pired In Guthrie of such vast local in
terest, and nothing the Chamber o
Common' has wrouclM In many y,n
will lie productive of so much gooi
to city and county.
The mass meeting was made up o'
men and women, town boosters ani'
builders. The sole topic was tli'
Trail and good roads. Owing to sud
den illness which forced him to bed
"Coin" Harvey, promoter of the Ozark
Trail, was unable to be present. Hi'
i.bsence, while regretted, did no'
dim the enthusiasm of the nieclinr
for his chief lieutenant Floyd (Ozark '
Thompson, was present and detailei1
the promotion, progress, hopes ; 1 11 1 '
aims of the 'Trail" in a fascinating
President Niblack. ot 'lie rP ic b
of Commerce, presided over tin
meeting and succlnllv stated Ibe ob
leel of the meet'ng, the worfi of Hp
Chamber of Commerce (be prist tl.rre
months. In behalf of good roads, and
the Trail and Ihe value to be derived
bv Ciiilhrie and the count v from lie
Trail, If fortunate enough to We o
Ihe contest to com bide June i t ti
said the Trail would brill'' "''nee
venrlv to C.ullirie in t m r ' s i ' '"!
ev nlone. to snv nothlnc of t" m
sullant value to the country ' "
building of good bii-liwavs and . , ,,n
As evidence of the interest of farm
ers In the Trail he said that ever'
f irmer on the South, liivision n 'd t.
the eountv fTne bad ennt rilml e. te
l rail fund, with Ihe rxeept'-m ot
three and that these three would sooi
Ml in line.
Thompson Tells Trail Lore.
noyd 1 Hompson. chief promote!
with Coin Harvev of the roast -to
coast. I rail, was mtroduiWiliiil snoki'
Effective Jan. 1, 1917.
Ter Copv. !1 cenls (no fi t iifus to
agents. 1 On trains. ." ei uts.
Ter niotit Ii, liy ean'iei' 45c
I'er Vein', I iv carrier, in ;n-
vanee $5.25 1
Tor Year, liy nniil. in ml- '
vat . , $5.00
Oklahoma Weekly Leu, leg. '
1 year $1.,0
Oklalioiiiii Weekly Lcinlrr.
mx oiiintlis . . ,75
C OM P K T I (i P 0 1 'l r.s
FOR THF, OZARK TRAIL
FROM ST LOl'lS
TO NEW MKVICO
fe;:?::::nc?i - i. V.,,
. ' - a. u " ''" - ' " H i iii'KimmiK ill r.Hii by inoro iliai ou.
un hour on ilie
inception ami p ro
il, of the illl'llense
I'll i rnli'sls s, i hi!
loiioji oi' I'r" Tr:
nlbiisiasm and ke
up along I he proposed
value of lie' highway
through which it will
not want bonds vole
tr subsidies of any I
ionics and the
to the ciiie;
pass. ''We do
i lid." said .Ml
don't want eon
t ill surfaced roads,
brand of roads b '
will jiass judguieu'
iml on ilii
n May next.
Mvrrywhere tlileie is
in city and country,
people motored I""
'lies to attend th
't Oklahoma City,
b'y exists in all
The keenest riv
liaris. 'I'll" most
id I'l'erellt prison can eisiiv see ill'
lousier value of the Trail to the
wns through which it will pass. 1
in glad to attend this fine meeting
i see so many business men. And
od bless mo. the ladies. Cod bless
in too. are iially intereied Voir'
oiniiieroe liodv has done ami is do
ig grcal work here, Good roads ar"5
'ie salval ion of biisines ., Tl- " rail
ill not only be a good road, but it
11 make other roads good."
Mr Thompson mad1"- dull statistics
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Mayor Nissley and Commis.-ioiieis
Dunham and Mitchell are gie.nly 'n
ti'iested in legislation that will aid
the poor of cities of the stale. The
Mayor and commissioners will devote
considerable effort to the passage of
hills dealing with Ibis important mat
ter. Several bills affecting Ihe govern
ment of citi"s in the state have been
prepared as the result of a eonferem"'
between mayors of different cit
'es and these bills will be presenied
lo Ihe legislature with requests Iha'
they be made into laws.
One in-iisiire would apportion a
levy made for the poor and itioapar
Hated so that cities could get a share
i.f Ihe monev; another hill would au
thorize cities to levy one mill for
i health purposes. In Ibis particular
special arrangement would be mailt
fo 'he disposal of garbage. Assess
ing a pull tax in cities, and the regu-
tC'lllill'lI'd ell Pag,' I'
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nui l u i u u si
I LA Ac? - ffS?U8't- uiil.hlji mi
House Tuesday Night Productive of
sparkle ami featured his talk with
mutter of vast interest.
Gibbs Talks Roads, Also .
Following him Air l.clioy Gibbs. the
new secretary of t lie- Oklahoma City
Chamber of Commerce, spoke glow
ingly of roads and road wank Mr
l.i'ibs came as the representative of
both 'Coin" Harvey and Presiiit nl
Vaugbt of the Oklahoma City Cham
ber of Commerce, lie brought "good
beer" from ok'aboma City and ex
tended a cordial invitation to the lo
.al chamber to meet at Oklahoma
Farmers Enthuse Audience
In order to show the niterest lak
In in Trail and Toad work among the
farmers, President Xiblack called on
E S Klliott. of the south end. Fred
V'l'gucr, of the Guihrie-I.angston di
vision and Art Harrison, of th"
1 angston - Goodnight division. All
responded with rousing talks.
' We have been busy and havo been
wailing to see what Guthrie would
do." said Elliott. "Let ma tell you,
Guthrie is all right."
Fred Wi ener carried th" house by
storm. He was better than good. "I
hain't cot on no white collar." said
Fred, "but my conscience is riuh'
anil my kick's clean." He told of th
various road meetings in his district,
of the funds subscribed and the en-
asm worked up.
Mr Thompson told o- all arrange-
ir r r.i its, i ,khy'.
spi. i i. i.nvov r i s
si.kioi s iimu.i s
A iot. .1 Press.
New York, Jan Ii Juan T Hams.
Carranza consul Imr wfis today ar
rested charged with being concerned
In a consplrary to ship arms and am
miin'tion In Vera Cruz in violation of
President Wilson's embargo procla
mation of October tUla.
Three Indictments have been rr
liuiicd again-t I'.urns, it was learned.
Aside from th allege,! eouspirai y to
violate the president's proclaim. lion
'he defendant Ts accused also of de
ceiving Ihe custom authorities by
falsely manifesting ammunition ship
incuts as hardware.
The arrest, made by special agents
of the department of .frMico, is tho
oulKiiie ol a raid on the offices of un
Importing and expelling company op
erating here recently lry Mexicans,
ICoutiauvd uu l'o jjc l'ivc.j
Oil I i( I P I M
nioins perl'eclcd in Oklahoma
i ii I
Payne counties to join Willi l.ogai
Mayor Nisslcv. Hr Duke, Dr Wes'
and Coin'r llirschi were on the list
for special feat ii res of Trail discus
sions, but Ihe hour growing ap: ec
President Niblack announced tl.a'
Guthrie subscripiions to the Trail
u en !
Guthrie -Scottish Rite Lodge Now
Third in Point of Member
shirt in Jurisdiction
Secretary Dorr of the Scottish Kile
Consistory of Oklahoma states that
the number of applicants for taking
the degrees at the reunion Jan K, 17 j
and IS is the largest in the history of j
The ladies will be gnosis ol ilw'
consistory this time and a special!
ihroe days' program has horn prepar- j
d for them, iiii lading recepii .:. , a j
concert by Hie Slate Fniversity con-!
servalorv of music, an organ recital.
hvo eptertalnm, his bv the Hawaiian '
Concert Company, a banquet and a
Guthrie Srotth ll Kite :odge. Vail, y ,
of Giuhrio. Orient of Oklahoma. Is J
i now I hii , in point of membership out
of !"' lodges in t,e southern juris-,
; 'McGou of the Ctiitod Slates. i
The prim ipal lodges in the south
, 'th di.-tri' t follows, showing the mem
I borship of each. j
j The Masonic Temple here Is the
I 1 irgest one in the 1'ni'cil Slates ie
I wiled exclusively to Hie use of the
Denver, Colo. Hm;: Wichita. Kan
ll in: l.os Angeles. Cal. -mi: Guth
rie. Okla. Ls; SI l.ouis. Mo, :,vS:
Dallas. Texas. L'." it 1 ; McAlc-lcr. Oklo
.'"I.".: Kansas City, Mo, 1V'J: San
Franc;sco, Nu I. 171'.; Sanl'rancisco.
N'o. in. 1 r,::: Des Moines Iowa. 1"0;
Topeka, Kan. !7'!1: Minneapolis.
Minn, l.MI: " Omaha, Neb, Tli'l:
Portland, Ore. 1 1' v 7 : Memphis Tenn.
I .Mb;: GaPeston. Tex. 12."..,: Wheeling
W Ye. 1 1!I2; New Orleans, a, I :
Louisville. Ky. i::r,2; Kansas City.
Kans. 1 :;:i ; r.iltle Hock. Ark. 12VU:
Sioux City. Iowa. 1:1'."; Nashville.
Tenu, 117"; Ilii aningha m. Ala. In-'J-A
hi lit a. Ga. v.", I; Washington. D C.
CI; Hallimore, Mil. 7"tl; Jackson
ville, Fla., elO.
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:: FOUR BIG SHOWS x
: FOR CITY'S BENEFIT X
M E Church, Friday, Jan 5.
Opera House, Friday, Jan. 12.
M E Church, Friday, Jan, 19.
O M University, Friday, Jan 26
Price for 4 shows, one dollar.
Local and professional talent.
Fund goes to town promotion,
Charity and deficit.
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A-s... ial,-,l Pros.
New York. Jan :! Passengers
riving here on the I lollaud - Amei a au
.steamship, New Amsterdam, say that
German mine-' com, lining exccpiion
ally high explosives have been phnl
eil close to all th,e large harbors In
Kngland. Scotlaml and Wales. They
poinl to tlv experience of the New
Amsterdam ami their ou n narrow
escape as confirmation.
On her arnvai In the harbor of
Salmoulh. England from Kolterdam,
a llrilish trawler was sent on! o'
Salmoulh to sweep the channel for
the enlrance of the Dutch ship. Th,"
trawler struck a mine and was blown
lo lilts, seven of her crew of twlve
men being killed. The wreckage of
the Irawler was scaltereil about the
harbor mouth as the steamship pass
New York, Jan
:'. Nine hiiudreil and
s from Belgium and
hae arrived here
on Ho' hleam hip
Nienw Anisterdain of the llollaiul
Aniericaii Hue. The llelghiii!'. iiuinber
Coniinissioners Meet end Organ
ize ; Oliver, Purchasing
Agent; Houseworth, Coun
'Ihe new board of county commis
sioners mel and organized yesterday
by the election of Emil L llirschi in
chairman. I. M Oliver was made pur-
i nasing ageui n,i uw i iiiino. i ao
board also passed a resolution to the
effect thai no claim against the
county will lie paid unless it is ae
companiod with an order duly sign
ed either by L M Oliver or his dep--nty.
llros Estes, Mr Estes, during
the absence of Mr Oliver will sign
orders for supplies. Dr J I, Hotise
worih was re-elected county physic
ian and both of Ihe present janitors.
Henry Wilson and Geo IJllard, were
During Hie morning yesterday all
of the officers elected at the last
general election took the oalh of of
fice, with the exception of Margaret
Doolie,', county superintendent and
FFrank Wolf, county treasurer; their
terms wili ti ll tiegin unit; July. The
board will meet agatn January 1"lh.
All current matters coining before
the board at this meeting were de
spatched and warrants will issue as
oon as Chairman llirschi affixes his
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H.IH.IUL ilL.-iLitu. itiKi
iMiti.cmits i(i:-i;i.i:cn i);
It II.ISO I i:H;s
nu, oi i
fen.e measures wen
'' Nalional ir
at ion hcloro sev eral commlltei
both houses o congress loday
special illleresl centering 1,11 t)M,
versal military service proposal:
ing discussed before the senate
milter on iii il i I it iv affairs.
The bouse military committee
ii n i -i
worked oui lis part of the military
liudgel. totaling nearly $miii,iiiiii,iiui
which collgrr.s.s is exprclril lo ,'
Ihroiigb before .March llh. Several
anny oitirors aiqirareil before ;
alor chamberlain's comn i'tee
piisentcl their views on the n,
nty ol universal military
Railroad's Earnings Fall Off.
Washington. Jan :; A slight de-'rea.-c
it, lb, railroad operaiiMK rev
enue in November, the first in icon
than Iwo years, is indicated ,y p,,,.
limi'iary stalls In s made public today
by the filler-.!.,,- Commerce counnis--iiiii.
The iii. si roads to report showed
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duced by Republicans
Oklahoma City. Jan :! Filteui bili.
n ii 1 two lesolulions appeared lu lb,
Douse mi he first call lor the intro
ilin uon of hills and resolitions in the
1, gislature tod iv. The first i hiel
icsolniion was presented by the re
publican mi' in In th and an' hori.r:,
submission of Ihe women suitragc
amendment to he couslitiilion.
The lirsl bill to be introduced was
by Speaker Paul Nesbllt for Ihe cor
rection of slate market commission.
A bill lo repeal Ihe cigarelle law
passed two years ago will be intro
iluci'd by Itepreseutatne Ah Alesier o'
Greer county it became known loday
This will make the sale of cigarette.
iu Oklahoma unlawful.
lion: (i v:( i. mi s ni;
i iw ( II oi i. is MDi;
I I.onilon. Jan .: Lloyds reports the
inking of ihe French sailing vessel
Aconcagua of I ;i:i tons and ffie Swed
I isli Gods, 'bridge of I. Sat tons.
I The Itritish ship. Pnicoru, 7,0ni)
! '"lis was torpedoed January 1st.
I No Hope For Peace Now
i Merlin. Jan W Tfie reply ot tll8
j Entente lo the peace proposals of the
I Central powers is discussed at great
, length loda by the newspapers which
base their remarks on the un official
( toiss version of the note as received
here from French sources. The news
i papers are unanimous In saying the
answer of the Entente is only what
was expected In view of the other
'"'' '"' d u loll is ,,-f liie :ios
Germany Replies to Scandinavia
London. Jan 1 The German gov
ernment replied to the Danish. Swed
ish and Norwegian notes of Dee.
P'lh on January l hi . according to an
Anisterdain dispatch to Heaters to
day. It is reported the fullest appre
ciation of the molIVes of the neu
trals was expressed. II referred the
Scandinavian powers lo the note of -Decrmber
l"th and the reply to Pres
(Associated Press War Summary.!
New York. Jan ;t - licports from
both sides in Ihe struggle lu Uu-
inanla indicate that the Itusslans have
now virtually reached Ihe line of the
Srreih lo which Ihev have been full
ing hack while fighting strong rear
Merlin, today announced ti.il troops
f Field Marshal von Alackensen's
arniv are now netore I'oksclianl, wlitcn.
is on the fortified line which the Rus
sians have been preparing and which
follows in a general way the course of
ho Sereth, ending at. the Danube be
tweoii Kraila anil Galata. Thin lino
extends northwestward through Mol
davia in the direction of the west Mol
davia frontier. It is here, according
to present indications, that the Rus
sians count on bringing Field Marshal
von Maekensen's advance to a halt.
The drive at the right flunk Ihr of
the Russians in this region along the
THE CHEERFUL CHERUB
I like to lie vrsd wttcK
It ryvc-kea me- feel $o
nice. rd Pre-?..
And if I e.t my
mood just rxght
It simply ra.in5 cfovn
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New Orleans, La, Jan 3 Tonight
and, Thursday generally fair. i
ic.iiiiliiiicl eii I'lige Kigld.)
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