The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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THE PITTSBURG ENTERPRISE
OKLAHOMA CROPS COP PRIZES
AT LETHBRIDGE, CANADA
«ET MOST Of FIRSTS
Forty-Two of Fifty-Two Entries Win
at International Dry F’t'-ming
Gets High Honor
Lethbridge, Alta., Canada—From all
♦lie states of the American nation.
From sixteen republics representing all
the continents, Oklahoma, a state in
southwest United States, took prizes
In forty-two of its lifty-two entries in
the products exhibit contests in the
International dry farming congress,
now closing its session here.
Oklahoma wheat lost first award by-
three points, in favor of Canadian, but
lirst awards on corn, broomcorn. kafir-
corn, milomaize, feterita. cotton, al-
falfa, sweet potatoes, apples, cow peas,
millet and various gasses were easily
taken by this state, which has been
pronounced the most splendid dry-
farming territory in the world. India.
Brazil. Persia, Argentine, Australia,
China, Mexico, Saskatchewan, British
Columbia, Alberta. Manitoba and all
the United States were included in
Tillman county, in the southwest
portion of Oklahoma, won second in
the county or district display, open
to the world. Other Oklahoma county
exhibits are declared to be among the
best on exhibition here, although this
one alone won award.
The competition in which the state
of Oklahoma captured first awards in
the principal farm crops, was open to
the entire world.
MISS KIMBRELL WINS
IN SUPREME COURT
Judicial Body Holds That Women
Are Eligible To Hold Certain
Officee In Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, Ok.—The state
supreme court laid down the bars to
women candidates for office in an
opinion by Justice M. J. Kane, hold-
ing that Miss Maud Kimbreil,
otherwise qualified, was eligible un
der the law, to be district clerk of
Jackson county. Henry C. Gilliland
who was defeated for the democratic
nomination by Miss Kimbreil, sued
the county election board to obtain
a certificate, on the ground that as
he was the second highest candidate
on the ticket and the woman was in-
eligible, he was the nominee.
Justice Kane elaborated on the
discrimination between the sexes
the discrimination between the sexes
which occured in the constitution and
statutes of Oklahoma. He called at-
tention to the fact that the governor,
lieutenant-governor and secretary of
state must be male citizens and that
members of the corporation com-
mission and some othors. are re-
quired to be "electors," and there-
fore males under present conditions.
The office of district clerk, how-
ever, the court heW, is an adminis-
trative one, and in no way compati-
ble with the incumbency of a woman
who is competent to fill It.
PlTTSlil IKL OK LA.. THIRSPAY. OCTOBER HI. HH2.
DECISION IN LIQUOR CASE
Government's Control Over Indians
Not Affected by Statehood.
Oklahoma I'lty. Ok.—The Federal
Government reserves all police power
i the supreme COURT DECIDES I'" co"nec"on P"»erutln« ‘hose
AGAINST PATTERSON CO.
| M TAKIAO
.VOTE Ok Till
who \ iolutp th»* liquor Ihwh that It
|>o(tB»‘SHe<l before Statehood, according
lo a decision of the United Staten
Circuit court for the Eighth district,
in St Paul in the caae of Kugenn
) 'loeier of Osage county, who waa con-
Street Car Company Will not be Per. v’h’ted of selling liquor to an Indian.
NO TRACKS ON ROBINSON
J'JRY RETURN VERDIC" OF
MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE.
TO END EIGHT
COMMODITY RATE LITIGATION
WITH OKLAHOMA ENDED.
Ln the DeP‘h* °f the Forest.
MEXICAN FEDERALS EASILY
mltted to Lay Track on Narrow
Street in Capitol City—
L. E. Patterson, at the head of ono
j two street car companies oper-
j allnK in Oklahoma City, will not be
j permitted to lay track on Robinson
| street, acording o a holding by the
j supreme court In an opinion by Chief
! Justice Turner. Robinson street is
one of the main thoroughfares be-
I tween the business and residence dis-
| tricts and more narow than the ordi-
, nary streets. Several years ago Patter-
son was given a blanket franchise for
CAPTURE VERA CRUZ a11 Oklahoma City streets, but sub-
- sequent thereto the council withdrew
General Felix Diaz, Nephew of Former J the Hobinson privileges. Belying
President Oiaz, Hoists White
Flag—But Little Fighting
Vera Cruz, Mex—The revolt of Oen-
and the railroads operated in
state was settled at a conference here j ft>deral columns commanded by col.
at the general offices of the St Louis ?1i'?inez ras,ro al‘d General „oaquln
& San Francisco railroad, between the ^L^onTh ^ ^ fr°m **
roads eaIndUmVe8h0f °^lahoiria rail There was slight opposition to their
oads and memb is of the Oklahoma advance—Colonel Castro, with less
state corporation commission.
than fifty men, capturing General Fe-
Mabel Hits Dies of Cancer
New York,—Mabel Hite, actress. In
prTvate life Mrs. Michael Q. Donlin,
wife of the baseball player, died at
her home in this city. Last June she
underwent an operation for cancer,
which wan effective only in prolong-
ing life. She was 28 years old.
Placards to Warn Egg Sellers
Austin, Tex.—The distribution of
placards setting forth it is a violation
of the law to sell decayed eggs is soon
to begin by the pure food and dairy
upon his franchise, Patterson began
work, and one of the employes was
arrested, the case going to the su-
____ preme court on a writ of habeas cor-
«ral Felix Diaz, nephew of the exiled | PUB The court denied the writ, hold-
president. has been short lived. The in* th“t a city has no authority to
town of Vera Cruz which he occupied , Krant the use of a street to a corpora-
bt* L°uis.—The commodity rate lit- w*th about 2,000 adherents for several ion which would result in a practical
igation between the state of Oklahoma day8* was captured by the federal denial of the public thereto.
that f°rcer- The casualties were few. The
A new rule in regard to filing
briefs which will greatly facilitate the
work of both the attorneys and the
court has been announced by the su-
preme court. The rule has hereto-
fore been that briefs must bo filed by
the plaintiff in error within forty days
after the tiling of the case. Very
often the case would not be reached
for submission by the court for a
year and a half. In the meantime tho
question involved might have been
passed upon by other courts, neces-
sitating the filing of supplemental
briefs or the obtaining of extension
of time to file briefs, which piles up
court costs in addition to making much
extra work for the attorneys.
Under the new rule briels only have
to be filed sixty days before the date
of submission of the case. The court
will give at least ninety days’ notice
of when cases are to be submitted,
so that the attorneys can have time to
get their briefs in and the court itself
if. saved the trouble of considering
several sets of briefs, having all of the
arguments and authorities before It in
Mosier rested bis appeal on the
claim that the Indian, becoming a cit-
i*eu of the State of Oklahoma after
the adoption of the Constitution and
the State passing a law making it an
offense to sell liquor in xJklahotna, had
tin* effect of annuling the authority of
the Federal Government to prosecute
in police (’uses. The sentence of Mo-
»ier was upheld.
The court held that the enabling
act specifically provided that nothing
should be placed in the Oklahoma
Constitution which could he construed
to limit or impair the rights of per-
sons or property of Indian blood and
that in granting statehood to Oklaho-
ma Congress reserved all police pow
ers as far as applicable to Indians.
Wlft IN DEAD SWOON
Twslvt Men Deliberate Eight Hour*
Before Reaching Agreement—.
Other Newt of General
The railroads agreed to a dismissal ( lix I)iaz- "hose 300 men at police
of the commodity rate Injunction pro- ^ hea<iquaHers, refused to tire at his
ceedings and all present commodity | comman(i-
raw litigation pending in Oklahoma „ ?° forelgner «aa hurt. Desultory
state courtB. fighting continued after the federals
Fop tho in-, « . had entered the town. Instead of a
beenrm5atfon oZ R^eU 'ZTZ* 7“ “ 7*
between thee.. .h . ° , die. Rebels and fedqrals encounterd
ueiween these roads and the stale i Par.i, nth»r in tho . ...
corporation commission, due to the knowing11 which Me TeotZZ
° del\ of ,be commission making a affiliated with as uniforms of all were
material reduction in the state rates, alike
neal Z 7 General Diaz and other rebel officers
peal from it taken by the railroads to have been made prisoners It is be-
he state supreme court. At that time Ueved they will be ordered shot by
he railroads gave a supersedeas bond summary court-martial It is am
ald.accepted ,re- n°“ficed the soldiers will not be pun-
sponsibility for the difference in the
rate amount which the commission's
The United States cruiser Des
, Moines sent General Beltran assistant
The settlement of the commodity surgeons ashore to attend the woun-
rate litigation outside of the courts in- j ded.
volved some concessions on both sides
and the adjustment of details. This j
was done at Monday’s conference. |
which lasted several hours.
PRODUCTION OF WHEAT
As one of the most important agree- R°me, Pl*“* Yield c°a"-
The State Banking Board will no
longer he represented by attorneys
other than those designated by the
Attorney General, according to an an
nouncement, and that department has
been given by State Hank Commis-
sioner Lankford a description of all
pending litigation. During tho Has-
kell administration the Banking
Board was represented by W. A Led-
better and under the present admin-
istration by Stuart, Cruce & Gilbert,
the latter at a salary of $5,000 per
year. One month ago the firm relin-
quished tho work. It has been con-
tended by Attorney General West
since statehood that departments or
State officers had no authority to em-
ploy uttorneyB independently of the
Attorney General’s Department, and
nay them out of public funds.
tries at 3,257,000,000 Bushels
ments it was announced that the
amounts due shippers covered by the
supersedeas appeal bond furnished by j Washington.—Cablegrams to the
the railroads, Involving $400,000 will ; DePai'tment of Agriculture from the In-
be paid immediately through the state I terna‘iollal institute of Agriculture at
corporation comission’s department, j I*ome 8>ve tile total wheat productions
No attempt was made to explain the ! of tw<lnty-four principal producing
reason for the compromise.
2,400 Are Reported Killed
Constantinople—It Is admitted here
that the Bulgarians are establish about
twelve miles from Adrianople and that
a big battle is Imminent. The gov-
ernor of Adrianople advises those
able to leave to do so. It is asserted
that in the fighting around Elassona
the Greeks lost 1,500 killed.
Insurance Rate Charged
London—Lloyd's charged 15 per
eent for insurance against the Balkan
war, involving Austria or Russia, with-
in the next six months. For other
powers the rate was 8 per cent Dip-
lomats said that international peace
would be more gravely endangered if
the allies win over Turkey than If
Turkey defeats the allies.
Chief Clerk Resigns
Austin, Tex.—O. W. Hardy, chief
clerk and deputy commissioner of
labor statistical department, has tend-
ered his resignation.
Death of a Pioneer
Ada, Okla.—W. T. Admire, a pioneer
citizen of this county, died here sud-
counries at 3,257,000,000 bushels, 7.2
per cent more than they produced
_ , ! Iaa* year; barley 1,279,000,000 in twen-
Passengera Leave Burning Vessel, ty-three countries, 5.2 per cent more
Washington.—The fire on the stea- j than Iast year; oats, 4,084,000,000 In
mer Berkshire, ablaze in Lookout twenty-two countries, 20,7 per cent
Cove, N. C„ since Sunday morning, 1 m°re than last year, and corn 3,620,
apparently was under control late j 000’0°0 in twelve countries, 16.4 per
Monday night, according to a dispatch
to the revenue cutter service. The
commander of the Seminole reported
that he was running short of coal,
but would be able to keep all five
streams going for some time longer.
Arrangements are being made to get
coal to the cutter early Tuesday, The
Berkshire passengers who were taken
aboard the Seminole Monday were
cent more thun last year. All calcu-
lations include the United States.
Rob Messenger of $6,000.
Minneapolis.—Oscar Christianson, a
messenger boy for the Soo railway was
robbed of $6,000 In paychecks of the
company on one of the principal
streets of this city. The robbers ob-
In an opinion to M. A. Landrum as-
sistant state superintendent of public
instruction, the attorney general holds
that the price of the adopted text
books and the notice required by law
stating that the price is fixed by the
state and that deviation should be re-
ported to the state superintendent,
must be printed on the back of the
book. The opinion is expressed that
the requirements would be complied
with if the printing were done with a
stamp, provided it is on the back of
the book, where it can be plainly seen
by the purchaser, it is held that to
put the price and notice on the fly
leaf or inside cover would not be
Twenty-five hundred envelopes of a
large size, ordered from the Fast by
the State Election Board for use in
the general election, have been lost,
and tho railroads are unable to locate
them by tracing. The envelopes are
for use by precinct election officers
for making returns to the county elec-
tion boards and as they are not car-
ried in stock by local dealers Secre-
tary Riley announced that a new sup-
ply would be ordered made.
tained the checks by representing
landed at the Cape Lookout life sav himself as a railway employe who had
, Balloon Falls Three Miles
Berlin.—The announcement of the
death of Lieut. Hans. Gericke, winner
to make changes in the papers.
Galveston to Build New Jail
Galveston, Tex.—Galveston county
has let the contract for a new county
his balloon at a height of three miles !“d’ *" a jo!nt, bid,?°t„t?e con'
by the explosion of the gas bag. , ,heir PPiCe being *55’332’ com'
whlch is beileved to have been struck I __
by lightning. His aide, Lieut. Steler,
also was killed.
On 10,000-Mile Walk
Coleman, Tex.—M. L. McGraw, who
Big Crowd at Renfrew ,eft ®‘V?"nab’ Ga ’ on March 2'
Renfrew, Okla.-Between 3,500 and I °n a 10.000-mile walking trip, on which
4,000 persons attended the big bar aV?rage8 flf,eenn, mile8 a ar
beetle given the A. H. T. A. at this L ' e M°nday He
place. Two large steers were cooked 8 wa e< °ve miles, making
for the occasion and other eatables * nH °.Z k tWe"ty;,ftve mlleB
were furnished. The day was spent .. 'Aa . * en ® reahed here he
with speaking by prominent men and jau„, ‘ n°ne e wor8e for hls
contests and games and was un-
marred by accident.
Ohio Officials Loot Treasury.
News reached here that Howard M.
Maher, for the last eight years cashier
of the First National Bank of Hom-
iny, was found dead in his bed at his
home in that city. Maher had been
slightly ill for two days, but his con-
dition was not supposed to have been
Berious. He had been a resident of
Osage county for twenty years and
was widely known there.
Attorney General West has advised
Ben W. Riley, secretary of the tsate
election board, that the arguments for
and againBt the Campbell Russell bill
should be sent out at the same time,
and suggests that he begin sending
them out, starting with the counties
which are most remote, so that they
can reach the secretaries of the vari-
ous county election boards by thi Fri-
day before the election, or Saturday
at the latest. The attorney general
does not pass on the question of
whether the arguments ought to be
filed with the secretary of state or the
secreatry of the eleciion board.
A state charter was issued to the
Spencer Creek Oil and Gas company
of Tulsn, with $10,000 capital stock.
The following were the incorporators:
W. C. Hicks, Lon Hicks and Frank
Z. Curry of Tulsa.
Reports from the four division offi-
ces at Oklahoma City show that a to-
tal of 2,846 carloads of alfalfa have
been transported out of the state so
far this year, as against 862 for the
coresponding Period last year, an in-
crease of 1,048 cars, or over 300 per
cent. Adding the shipments on the
item of the Orient and the W. F. & N.
W., both of which are heavy shippers,
Oklahoma has this year supplied the
out of the state hay trade with an ex-
cess of 4,000 cars, which is aside from
the amount sold to state dealers and
retained in Oklahoma for home con-
New York.—Polic* Lieutenant
Becker was found guilty of murder la
the first degree by the jury which haa
been trying him for instigating th*
death of Herman Rosenthal, the gamt*
The verdict read:
"Murder in the first degree.”
Becker was remanded for sentence
to the Tombs.
Mrs. Becker, sitting in outside the
door of the court roo1", fell in swoon
when the verdict was announced.
Becker did not flinch when he heard
the verdict pronounced by Harold B.
Skinner, foreman of the Jury.
John F. McIntyre, Becker's chief
counsel, announced thut he would take
an immediate appeal, but added be-
yond this he had nothing to say.
The twelve jurors, with solemn
faceB and measured steps, filed Into
the court room. A moment later the
defendant was brought In from tho
Tombs. Justice Golf had not yet en-
tered the room and for a moment
Becker took a side seat. As he walked
he scanned, with anxlouB eyes, tho
faces of the Jurors, but none of them
returned his gaze. A tense silence pre-
Justice Golf entered the courtroom
and, bowing low to counsel, took his
seat. The jury roll was called. Tho
clerk then asked the Jurors If they
had reached a verdict.
“We have,” announced Foreman
Skinner. The jury rose to it* feet.
"We find the defendant guilty as
charged in tho indictment.” Mr. Skin-
ner said slowly and evenly, looking
squarely at Justice GofT.
Do you find the defendant guilty
of murder tn the first degree as charg-
ed in the indictment?" asked the clerk.
“We do,” the foreman replied.
The court then directed the roll,
of the Jurors be called for their Indi-
vidual verdicts. As he repeated the
question, "Do you find the defendant
guilty of murder in the first degree as
charged? each juror answered “I do.”
Becker stood with squared should-
ers, head erect. Not a muscle moved
In his face but he swallowed hard.
That was all.
ABNER DAVIS FOUND
duiLTY AT MEMPHIS
Former Oklahoma City Banker and
Five Othere Convicted of
Conspiracy to Defraud
Efforts of the attorney general’s de-
partment can not be enlisted in the
board of agriculture’s fight against the Wynne, former president of the Little
Memphis, Tenn.—Five bankers, well
known in Memphis, Kansas City and
Oklahoma City and other cities, who
have been on trial here charged with
conspiracy to defraud, were found
guilty by a federal Jury.
W. C. White, a former director o!
the All Night and Day bank of Mem-
phis, also named in the Indictment,
Those convicted are E. L. Hend-
rey, former director of the Memphis
All Nifeht and Day bank; H. C.
Campbell Russell initiated bill which j Roclt. Ark,, All Night and Day bank;
the supreme court ordered to a vote Abner Davis, former president of the
State Fire Marshal Hammonds has
asked Gov. Cruce that $8,000 per year
be appropriated by the next legisla-
ture for his department. None of this
comes from the general revenues of
the state. The department is main-
tained by a fund gathered from a one-
Horses Kill Aged Man
Guthrie, Okla—A. N. Smith, aged
—~ Sj S ¥ S?jaHi: =£5= 2“
out illegally $29,419.50 within the last county. Mo., and served in the Union l° ab°Ut *9’°°°’ aDd "hat WaS n0t
five years. The report states that thf army in Company A Sixteenth Mis- U8ed under the legislature’s appropria-
public treasury was "boldly looted." j souri cavalry ’ ‘“8- tlon went to the general state fund.
on Nov. ft. The Attorney General ad-
dressed two letters to the board’s
secretary, saying that the board was
exceeding its prerogatives when it
attempted to defeat the initiative by
The appointment of a receiver for
properties used tn violation of the
prohibitory laws will be asked by
the Attorney General in connection
with a large number of suits being
brought in this county to restrain
owners of buildings from renting
them to “jointists.” Assistant Attor-
ney General Gish, who is in charge
of the cases, says he deems this
method more practical, as tt would
enable the owners of buildings to rent
them for legitimate purposes,
whereas to invoke the provisions of
the law authorizing the placing of a
peace officer in charge of the proper-
ty and padlocking the doors would
deprive owners of legitimate use of
their property pending the litigation.
The state’s method only will be in-
voked,, in case owners show a dlspo-
Bieion to violate court Injunctions, it
is stated, it is the intention of the
state llegal department to proceed
against owners of property until
every '"Joint" Is driven from its pres-
ent location and until property own-
ers see that the leasing of premises
to liquor dealers is unprofitable and
Night and Day bank of Oklahoma
City; C. A. Bonds, president of the
Kansas City Night and Day bank,
and J. H. Brooks, former director
of the Memphis bank and head of a
local lumber company.
Spiral Glide Proves Fatal
Montgomery, Ala.—Aviator Louis
Mitchell, president of the American
aviators while 2000 feet in the air lost
control of his machine while making
a spiral glide and is dead. Mitchell
had been circling the exposition
grounds for more than an hour at
varying heights. Shortly before 5
o’clock he began his descent In a spec-
tacular glide. At 600 feet he lost con-
trol of his machine and at 200 feet
the machine went to pieces. He fell
and was pinned to the ground under
the heavy motor, dying before sur-
geons could reach the spot.
Woman Is Acquitted
Nashville, Tenn,—The grand Jury
a young widow, who on August 12,
ported in the case of Mrs. J. R. Allen,
shot and killed Billy Shofer, a local
prize fighter, finding no true bill. Sho-
fer was shot and killed by Mrs. Allen
while she was at home with her two
small children. Her statement at the
time was that Shofer came to her
home, urging her to marry him and
she shot In defense of her home and
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