The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 17, 1913 Page: 1 of 4
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THE PITTSBURG ENTERPRISE
PITTSBURG, OKLA.. THURSDAY. JULY IT, 1913.
HEWS OF THE
fcqeral funds available
Oklahoma Militia Regiment Is Now
Recruited to 1.1CO Men.
Thf» restrictions on the use of the
federal allotment for the state militia
of Oklahoma have been removed, ac-
cording to a telegram from the militia
division of the United States war de-
partment, received oy Adjutant Gen-
eral Frank M. ('anion. The restric-
tions were removed following the com-
pletion of the work of recruiting the
Oklahoma regiment up to a minimum
requirement of 1,000 men It now’ baa
Receipt, of the Department Smce In- ab°ut '■>»<> “*n enrolled
auguratlon of the license System
GAME WARDEN JOHN B
ISSUES REPORT OF
FRED BARDE IS THE AUTHOR
Total $203,412 With Expendi-
tures of $34,339.
The annual report of Stale Fish and
Game Warden John B. Doolin. cover-
ing the work of his department for
the fiscal year ending June 30, has
Just been received from the printers,
and now is ready for distribution
A troop of cavalry was organised at
Okemah with one hundred men, and
all the companies of infantry added
from fifteen to twenty-five men each,
giving them an average of about
seventy men. Another cavalry troop
probably will be organised soon Also
one of the new companies recently or-
ganized was an engineers' corps at
Norman, in connection with the state
university camp, and a signal corps
will be organised there under the di-
rection of Prof. H. V, Boseil.
Oklahoma's Blate encampment will
According to trie report the total re-
1 ceipts for the department since the In- fie held on the state range at Chandler
y auguratlon of the license system up to j for fifteen days starting July 27. Gen-
May, 1913, were $203,412. while the ! eral Canton plans to organize an ex-
total expenditures for all purposes ! pert rifle team during the encamp-
amounted to only $34,339. showing the , w'hich will be sent later to Camp
department has produced revenue ag- ^err^' Ohio, to participate in the in-
gregating $189,073. The showing made I ternatlonal rlflp tournament. the big-
by the report is the best In the history
of the department.
In addition to the valuable statis-
tical Information concerning the oper-
ation of the department, the book con-
tains a lengthy story on HbIi and game
in Oklahoma, written expressly for
the report by Fred Barde, one of the
most widely known newspaper men in
the state. This portion of the book
contains much Information concern-
ing Oklahoma game that doubtless will
prove of great value and Interest to
all Oklahoma sportsmen.
The writings of Mr Barde are ac-
companied by Illustrations taken from
life, which add much to the luterest
and beauty of the book. These illus-
trations include scenes from the moun-
tain and prairie sections of the state
and pictures of the principal kinds of
Fish Hatchery Recommended.
The report recommends the estab-
lishment of a fish hatchery and pro-
visions for this have already been
made by the legislature. A bill auth-
gest thing of the kind ever held. A
number of Kuropean countries will be
represented. Twelve men and four
officers, including General Canton who
will make the trip, will make up the
Auditor To Reject All $6 Warrants.
Members of the upper branch of the
legislature, who signed the $6 a day
l payroll are doomed to disappointment
when they go to cash their warrants,
for State Auditor Joe McClelland
stated that he will not approve war-
rants drawn for more than the consti-
tutional $2 a day. Three payrolls have
been presented to the auditor for the
recessed session of the legislature,
two of them figured on the basis of $2
a day and one on the basis of $8 a
day. Only one payroll was signed by
members of the house, that being for
*2 but In the senate more than half of
the members wanted to sign up for $8
and that necessitated two payrolls. On
the basis of $2 a day the members
have $26 coming for their full time,
while, If figured at the rate of $6 they
. . „ . . , t . would have $78. Mr. McClelland has
orlzmg the establishment of a hatch- announced his determination of stand-
ery and appropriating $10,000 for that j lng pat Bnd Baya he wi„ not „
purpose was passed during the re- ! any warrant drawn for more than $2
cessed session of the legislature. The . a (jay
place where the hatchery will he lo- j
cated is left to the game commission.
Closer co-operation between the pub-
lic and the game warden is urged lor
the better protection of the game of
Going After the Bell Company
Alleging that a number of the Inrg-
Two Requisitions Issued
Two requisitions were issued by
Governor Cruce. one for the return
of O. M. Wyley from Cherry vale, Kan-
sas, and the other for the return of
Jess Hall from Childress, Texas. Wy-
ley is wanted at Vlnita on a charge
of passing a forged check for $10 and
Hall is wanted in Jackson county
est and most important telephone and charged with violating the prohibitory
telegraph companies in Oklahoma, in- jawg
eluding the Pioneer, are owned and _______
controlled by the American Telephone j Five Lawyers Want 0ne Job
and Telegraph company the corpora-I A five-cornered contest already Is
tion commission mailed to the Inter* | indicated among democratic candi-
state C ommerce commission a com- j dates for attorney general. E. J. (lid-
plaint and a request for an order dings of Oklahoma city, Senator C. B.
compelling the companies believed to ' Kendrick of Ardmore. Senator J. T
be under the c.atrol of the American McIntosh of Bryan county. Represen-
Telephone company to establish rates j tative E. L. Pinkham and E. Disney
and connections with the Arnett Tele- I cf Muskogee are the announced or re
phone company of Oklahoma, I ceptive candidates.
BABIES TO BE GRADED
ON SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES
The department of eugenr.ies, Okla- offered $504 in rash and four hand-
l.oma State Fair and Exposition, Sep-
tember 23 to October 4. is arousing
widespread attention In Oklahoma.
‘‘Better Babies" is the slogan of the
promoters of this branch of the State
Fair and the department is under the
supervision of Mrs. S. R. Cunningham,
822 VV. Seventeenth street, Oklahoma
City. The State Fair directors have
some medals as prizes.
Experts will do the scoring and the
data will be compiled and studied
with a view to decreasing the infant
mortality In the state and dissemi-
natng rules and information concern-
ing the care of infants.
Rules for the "Better Babies" con-
test. as printed in the premium list,
as as follows:
1 All entries close September 29. Examinations will begin at 9 o'clock
A. M., Tuesday, September 30.
2 No entry fee or exhibitor's ticket required in this department. Head-
quarters In Children’s Building.
3 Entries must be made with the Superintendent by mail, or by parent
or guardian in person, on blank forms which will be furnished free by
addressing the Superintendent. All information asked for in this form must
be given at time entry is made.
4 Appointments for examination by the judges will be made in the
order in which entries are received.
5 No child suffering from any acute or constitutional disease may
One hundred dollars of the premiums in this Contest is offered by the
City Federation of Women's Clubs and the Federated Kindergarten Mothers’
Club of Oklahoma City.
LOT 140—BABIES FROM RURAL DISTRICTS
Boy 12 months and under 24 months old......... $12 $10 $7 $5 $4
Boy 24 months and under 36 months old......... 12 10 7 5 4
Gtri 12 months and under 24 months old ......... 12 10 7 5 4
Girl 24 months and under 36 months old......... 12 10 7 5 4
LOT 141—BABIES FROM CITIES AND TOWNS
Boy 12 months and under 24 months old..........$12 $10 $7 $5 $4
Boy 24 months and under 36 months old.......... 12 10 7 S 4
Girl 12 months and under 24 months old.......... 12 10 7 5 4
Girl 24 months and under 36 months old......... 12 ' 10 7 5 4
SPECIAL SWEEPSTAKES PREMIUMS.
$100 in Gold for the Best City Baby.
$100 in Gold for the Best Rural Baby.
Gold Medal lo Prze Winner with highest score , .
Silver Medal to Prize Winner wlm second highest score.
Bronze Medal to second highest City and second highest Ruial Baby.
Framed Certificate to each of four prize winners.
MAJOR E. P. HALE
SEN0RITA ELENA CALDERON
i - 1
Major E. P. Hale of North Carolina
haa been selected by President Wilson
as minister to Coeta Rica. He Is a
primlnent Democrat of North Caro-
PYROK "AC CAUGHT AT ASHER
JUMPS FhOM MOVING TRAIN
Thirteen Blaze Starters Are Found In
Eccentric Man's House: Invented
Ingenious Fire Trap.
8hawnee.—F. M. Henly, an old man
for several years a resident of the
south part of the county, was adjudged
a pyromaniac by the Insanity board
and ordered committed to the stats
asylum at Norman.
Henly was arrested at Asher, while
on his way out of town with two fire
traps of his own construction and a
bundle of oil soaked range in a gunny
sack. He had been suspected of in-
cendiarism after an investigation into
the origin of a fire trap found under
the Bethel Baptist church near Asher.
The trap was set with a spring con-
trolled by a trigger to which was at-
tached a string which in turn was tied
to an organ stool set in the middle
of the floor. Moving the stool would
have released the spring and struck
a match, which would have set fire
to oil soaked ragB placed about it.
Following his arrest Henly tried to
escape from the officers and jumped
from a moving Rock Island train, suf-
fering a broken shoulder and arm.
His two daughters told the officers
that he had been making automatic
fire machines for years, and that big
fires had occurred at Seymour, Mo.,
and Atoka, Okla.. which they sus-
pected him of having set, as they left
both places soon after they burned.
Henly, under examination, said he
learned the secret of making fire traps
from a man in KonaWa. Okla., which
town was partially destroyed by tire
His two daughters expressed great
fear of their father. He had always
been known as a peculiar character,
and had a habit of wandering for miles
about the country at night. He is
thought to have been on a mission of
incendiarism when arrested.
Thirteen of the traps were found
in his house. The one found under
the church was labeled "fhrlst."
CARRANZA WINS BATTLE.
Federals Are Completely Routed: Sol-
diers Throw Away Guns and Flee.
Eagle Pass —Constitutionalists have
deeated a considerable federal force
east of Monclova in Coahuila
Governor Carranza commanded the
state forces, which numbered more
than 3,000 men, augmented hv the de-
tails of Colonel Jesus Carranza and
Colonel Pablo Gonzales General N’av-
arretta was at the head of the fed-
Rout of the federals Is said to have
been complete, the men throwing down
their arms and running away. General
Navarrette sought saety in flight rath-
er than be taken prisoner, as were
many of his men and several officers.
The list of dead and wounded is large.
Among the supi^ies captured by the
constitutionalists are tliree rapid fire
guns, seventy-five thousand cartridges,
and many small arms and munitions.
TO OBI OBITS!
SEEKS ASSISTANCE OF POWERS
ON ACCOUNT OF RECENT
ROUMANIA OECLARES FOR WAR i*
King Charles Proceeds to Collect the
Price of His Neutrality During
the Recent War of the Allies
London.—The king of Roumania has
declared war on Bulgaria. The Rou-
manian minister at Sofia has been re-
Bulgaria Ready to Quit.
London.—The end of a fortnight's
desperate fighting in the Balkans finds
Bulgaria forced lo appeal to the pow-
ers to arrange peace. The Bulgarian
plan to drive a wedge between the
Greek and Servian armies in the
neighborhood of Ouevhell has com-
pletely failed. The last reports of
the fighting received from Alliens
show that the Servians and Greeks at
this point are combining their forces
while the Roumanian army Is begin-
ning an invasion ot Bulgaria The
latter fact doubtless was the aecidiug
factor iu the Bulgarian appeal to the
How far Bulgaria's defeat is due
to dissensions iu high military head-
quarters which resulted in the resig-
nation of General Savoff and how far
to the fact that the Bulgarian troops,
which bore the brunt of the hard
fighting in the last campaign, were
more exhausted than the Greek and
Servian forces, will probably never be
Nothing can be predicted at the
moment as to how events will shape
themselves, the Roumanian Invasion
of Bulgaria having brought an en-
tirely new factor into the problem.
Russia and France are devoting their
efforts to persuading the allies to
adopt a moderate attitude iu order
to facilitate a peaceful settlement.
The Servian premier is quoted in the
Vienna Neue Preie Presse as declaring
that the war has set aside all treaties
j of alliance and that peace must now
j he negotiated on gu entirely new
Senorita Calderon, beautiful daugK
ter of the minister from Bolivia, hai
left Washington for a summer In Eu
FIERCE BATTLE AT MT. BAG3AK
MURDEROUS MORO TRIBE IS AN
Ivanoff Surrenders Position.
London.—Rumors were published in
Berlin and, according to the Dally
Telegraph's correspondent at Athens,
were current there, that General Ivan-
off, with 50,000 Bulgarians, was forced
to surrender Deralrhissar, where fight-
ing was proceeding for the possession
I of a railroad bridge over the Struma
A later Athens dispatch to the Tele-
I graph says that no confirmation can
j be obtained.
Dispatches from the European cap
itals, published in London, severely
criticise Premier Danoff's overbearing
policy as being the cause of the Bul-
garians' defeat, and his speedy down-
! fall is predicted.
It is expected that Roumania's first
step will be the occupancy of the
| 2,500 square miles of territory which
, she claims from Bulgaria as compen-
sation for her neutrality in the late
war. This strip extends from Tur-
l tukai to Baltchtk, oil the Black sea.
i and includes the city of Silistria.
While a deadlock continues In the
j Balkan chancellories the armies of the
j "allies” In tile field have come Into
conflict, in which their commanding
generals are acting without orders
from their respective governments,
but are certain of reward if they gain
a measurable victory without too
much loss of life or a too humiliating
blow dealt the foe.
TEXAS SUES KATY RAILROAD
Vaudeville Actor on Trial for Life.
Hackensack, N. J.—James S, Devlin,
vaudeville actor, was placed on trial
here for the murder of Patrick C'on-
sidine, a policeman, May 25. The two
had quarreled over attentions paid by
Considine to the actor's wife. Miss
Annie Devlin, a cousin of the defend-
ant, and an eye-witness to the tragedy,
testified, that Considine had handed his
revolver to Devlin and said "Go ahead
and shoot.” and that Devlin thereupon
fired the fatal shot.
Judgment For $15,000,000 Is Asked For
Violation of Anti-Trust Laws.
Austin, Texas.—Judgments of $15,-
1000,000 against the "Katy” Blips for
| violation of the state's anti trust laws,
are asked by the stato ot Texas in an
amendment to the pending suit to tost
the "Katy" consolidation recently en-
acted by the legislature.
The following roads are now made
parties to the suit: Missouri, Kansas
and Texas, of Kansas: Missouri. Kan-
sas and Texas, of Texas: Dallas, Cle-
burne and Southwestern Railway com-
pany: Denison. Bonham and “New Or-
leans railway. and the Texas Central
In the amendment the state charges
| that by Us coalition with other roads
j ihe Katy b:,s created a monopoly of
the transpoi tation business in Texas
and that the roads have so routed pas-
sengers and freight in order to pass
over eontrolled lines, that many addi-
tional miles have been covered en-
| tailing loss of time and money to pas-
i gangers and shippers.
Five Days' Battle In the Philipplnet
Victory For the American
Washington.—A hair-raising story ol
a hand-to-hand conflict with spear,
hurling Moro savages In a battle to
the death on an Isolated mountain top
with no quarter given or expected, was
cabled to the war department from the
Philippines by Major General Bell, 1|
was the commanding general's report
on the campaign of Oenoral John J,
Pershing, which resulted In the exter-
mination of the last considerable band
of rebellious Moros and the complete
disarmament of this warlike tribe.
Long ago most of the Moros gave
up their arms peacefully, but the fierce
tribesmen In that territory embracing
about twenty square miles on the
northern cost of the Island Jolo, made
ready for war whenever there was a
suggestion of depriving them of their
weapons. Recently near ten thousand
of them stampeded to Mount Bagsak,
a wild peak, which they believed im-
pregnable. Many conferences and pa-
tient diplomacy drew most of them
away and sent them to their homes,
but threo or four hundred of the most
desperate fortified their strongncM
and prepared to fight it ocr rrf'71 the
“When no reasonable hope of a
peaceful conclusion remained.” soya
General Beil in his report, "Brigadier
General Pershing arrived at Jolo with
j boats during the night of June 10, se-
j cretly embarked his command, and,
j landing nearby, surrounded Bagsak the
! same night to prevent a stampede ol
the women and children and non-com-
batants to the mountain again. Aa-
! saults began at daylight and there was
fierce lighting, part of It hami-to hand,
! during five days marked by tenacious
] resistance and counter attacks from
j Moros rushing on troops with baronga
and hurling spears at the storming
"The control of troops by the offi-
cers was admirable, thus preventing
a greater number of casualties.
“The enemy was completely defeat-
ed and all the strongholds were finally
taken None of the Moros would sur-
render; some escaped but the re-
mainder were killed, including Amll
and his principal lieutenants during
"Our mountain guns weie dragged
up the mountain by block and tackle,
finally reaching commanding positions
and rendered material assistance. Ap-
parently officers and men behaved
without exception with admirable cour-
age and determination, though con-
stantly on duty five days and nights,
with little rest and in torrential rains.
The district commander has commend-
ed Captain Taylor A. Nichols and Pap
tain George C'. Charlton of the Phil-
ippine scouts and First Lieutenant Ed-
ward H. Rackley of the same organ-
ization for conspicuous courage and
FIFTY FOUR LINES WILL BE
TIED UP UNLESS COM-
LEADERS LEAVE FOR WASHINGTON
One Hundred Trainmen Remain In
New York To Direct Future
Action.—80,000 Man Are
New York.—Whether a strike of up-
wards of 84,000 conductors and train-
men on fifty-four eastern railroads
shall be declared within the next few
days depends upon whether the rail-
roads recede from their present posi-
tion and withdraw from their refusal
to arbitrate the wage and other diffi-
culties between the company and the
This declaration was made In state-
ments by the trainmen's representa-
tives after the grievance committee
of employers from various roadB, iu
conference here, had ratified the
strike vote recently taken and had
authorized A. B. Garrotson, president
of the Brotherhood of Railway Con
ductors, and W. G. Lee, president of
the Brotherhood of R' Iway Train
men, to issue the formal strike order
to their respective organizations.
Peace prospects centered upon the
attitude of the roads, the then de-
clared, with the possibility that a way
out of the deadlock will be supplied
by the conference in Washington,
where amendments to the Erdman
law, under which disputes between the
roads and their employes have been
arbitrated, will be considered with a
view of pressing the speedy passage
Short Respite Ordered.
The general committee of the two
organizations authorized Oa.'retBon
and Lee to delay the strike order long
enough to permit them to attend the
Washington conference betweeu the
representatives of the railroads and,
prominent public men. The men’s
representatives will take part In the
conference In the hope that it will
result In the passage of the Erdman
amendments increasing from three to
six or more to act In disputes be-
tween railroads and their employes.
It has been made plain that the rail-
roads’ chief objection to the Erdman
act arbitration is that too much re-
sponsibility rests on a single man—
the third or neutral arbitrator.
The formal report on the vote of
the men on each railroad sets forth
that the conference committee, author-
ized to act for such road "declined to
make any concession or grant any por
tlon of the increase In wages asked
for, or changed working conditions re-
quested and in addition have refused
to submit the controversy to arbitra-
tion under the federal law governing
It remained for the employes’ gen-
eral committee to ratify the strike
vote which was done. The committee
of one hundred will remain here to
direct the strike should one be called.
TURKS BACK IN THE GAME.
Taking Advantage of Allies’ Dissen-
tlon, to Recover Lost Ground.
Plot To Assassinate Huerta.
Mexico City.—A plot to assassinate
President Huerta. General Felix Diaz
and General Blanquet, the war min-
ister, has been frustrated by Ihe ar-
rest of one deputy and ten other men
of prominence. The intention was to
use bomhs_at some opportune moment
when these officials wore driving
throiiVh th’e'streets Documents were
found on Ihe prisoners identifying
them..i^s.^supporters of Zapata and s-t
ting forth an outline of the plot. Sev-
eral of the prisoners have confessed.
London.—The Balkan states appear
to be again In the melting pot. There
is no sign of peace at present. Greece
and Servia have declined to agree to
an armistice. The Turkish army is
advancing by forced marches from
Tchatalja and Rulalr, apparently with
the consent of Greece and Servia to
attempt the recapture of Adrianople
No fresh fighting is reported and
it appears that rumors regarding rev-
I olution in Sofia are without founda-
Roumania is said to be proceeding
| to occupy a much larger extent of
! Bulgarian territory than she previous
, ly claimed and Greece is burning to
avenge the Bulgarian massacre, con-
cerning which horrifying details con-
tinually appear in official reports is-
j sued from Athens and Saloniki. Ae-
| cording to these reports ears and fin-
gers of Greek women still bearing
ear rings and rings were found in th»
I pockets of Bulgarian prisoners.
There tsill is talk of Russia in-
terfering and it is reported from St.
Petersburg that the powers in con-
cert have notified the sublime porte
they will not permit military opera-
tions beyond the Enos-Midia line, fixed
by the London conference.
The Bulgarian government accuses
Greece of circulating false accounts
of Bulgarian atrocities, with a view
ol preparing the ground for future
territorial claims and expresses itself
as willing to submit the whole matter
to an international investigation.
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