The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1912 Page: 4 of 8
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The Pittsburg Enterprise
A Local Newspaper, a Promoter of Home Enterprises, and Cultivator
of Public Spirit. Published every Thursday at Pittsburg, Okla.
B. W. WILLIAMS, Editor and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered as Second Class Matter at the Postoffice at Pittsburg, Okla,
under the Act of March 3, 1879.
DRY FARMING CONGRESS COMES
TO OKLAHOMA 'N 1913.
WINS OVER OTHER CITIES
Many Foreign Countries Already
Signed up to Have Exhibits on
Hand Next Year—Other State
News of Interest.
Oklahoma City, Ok.—The Interna-
tional Dry Funning congress will lie
held lit Oklahoma in 1913.
A telegram from Marl* Woodson,
superintendent of the farm demountra
tlon department of the mute depart-
ment of agriculture, bearH the an-
nouncement that this state was the
choice of the 3,000 or more delegates
to the congersH which Is now in sow-
•ion at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
The congress will designate one of
the following five cities as Uh meeting
place for next year: Oklahoma City,
Muskogee, Enid, Tulsa or Guthrie. The
city offering the best inducements will
be chosen. The Oklahoma delegation
to Lethbridge, consisting of (1. T. Dry-
an, president of the state board of
agriculture; Marie WoodBon, Miss
Erma Matthews and O. A. Brewer,
have secured contracts vIfh the repre-
sentatives of Australia, Persia. Hussia,
Palestine, Italy, Argentine Republic,
India, Alberta Manltobu British Co-
lumbia, Saskachewau and China to
bring their exhibits and their dele-
gates to Oklahoma next year.
Some idea of the magnitude of the
work done by the congress and of its
importance to the agricultural world,
may be taken from the fact that 22,-
OUO people passed through the gates to
the grounds in which the exhibits are
shown in ono day. As an event of
importance to agriculturist!!, Secretary
Beil Hennessey of the Oklahoma board
of agriculture Buid recently, “there is
nothing in the world to compare
with the work of the congress.
CHICAKASHA DUEL IS
FATAL TO TWO PEOPLT
Unarmed Bystander Falls Dead and
Slayer Killed By Oppenent,
cnrYKm/T i9ji ^ Johnslon
Chfck&Hha. Ohm.—Jess Lockett and
Jay Cord flic are dead and \\\ Cl. Hath* ! -
horn* in in jail us a result of a Htreet 1 Harding K**nt ralla on i^iiiin* Parrish to
duel here. The cause of .he shooting j gfe^x^'^'m";' "mV.em&u"
ib jet unknown, only that a quarrel 1 ' ,,f h«*r hImkt Kntharim* Kent stmts
had been brewing between Itulhbone (YandiiVr'^'.Vtl'.r' , 11 i'*1!
... ... . . , , , . . ' inomi mhiioi ror KHtluirlne, who tun!
PfKl IvOCkett which culminated in th«' r>*'11 *‘»rl»ldd»*n tin* houm* by (Joneral Far-
double killing Just what part Cor- t.“!r,’.‘“'I. *‘V,"r',V‘ K"'",v,'r
j. ii . i. - . . . . , •« prnn.f Jtiat hefore ah«- allot heraelf
u**iio played in the former quarrel is A t'»rn pleo- ..r y*qiow paper la found.
not known at this time but during , Mrp-ke'n w!m,w,''!‘?i '/"'"'V'1 F,T,risl' ■»
. .... 1 rri K r.n paralyaia. Kent discovert
th«* tragedy he was unarmed and fell that ( rnn.lull has i.-rt town hurriedly,
a victim to Lockett s gun in what *«"i i«»br. i ommiix
.natisoj ...... . Blip hit •* hi in t tin* snuii' time as Katharine
appeared to lie a cold blooded murder. Htt«*mpte«i h*»r nr. \ y. ilow envelope is
Lockett was In turn killed by Rath- .peetor'"da v"'r> rIK"" office in-
hone after Fordeile
• i r a a . *f - ...... K« nt'a friend, takea up
had fallen and tne <•«** Kent I* convinced that Fran-
Lockett H lire wuh turned upon Hath- i- I.1* nt, ,J|*' bottom «»f the m.vat* ry.
i..... Katharine a strange outcry pussies the
dcte^tlvem. Kent and Davl* aearrh Cran-
elded to surrender.
to flee, but de-
an addreaa. Fork
Kent goes to Ard-
Government Needs Mules
Guthrie, Okla.—To sell to the United
States army the three teams of mules
that were confiscated, together with
three wagons, when 2.880 bottles of
beer were seized on an Indian allot-
ment neur Keystone, is a proposi-
tion that bus been put up lo the United
States marshal's office here. The
mules are worth about $1,000, and as
the government is continually in the
market for mules for use in the artil-
lery service. It is argued that these
mules should be transferred by the de-
partment of justice to the department
of war. The mules were formerly the
property of Tulsa parties until they
were seized by federal officers.
Jail's room anil tin,!
Box 17. Ard way. N .1
w av to Invest igate nail 1..-. omes suspt-
rtnus of a “Henry Cook " A woman
commits suicide at tin- Ardway Hotel.
before, but when the witness men-
tioned that she was tearing up a let-
ter a sudden notion came (o me that
R might be the one of which 1 was in
search. A detective who is working
on the ease will be out here this eve-
ning and then I can tell you more
I spoke the last sentence in a whis-
per so low that it reached only the
coroner’s ear. He pondered over my
statement and then abruptly an-
nounced that tlte Inquest was ad-
journed until nine o'clock the next
day I would have eseaited him If I
could, but 1 saw that he wus deter
listened closely to the testimony and
the minute we began looking for the
Bcraps of the letter, didn't you see him
slip out of the room?"
"Come to think of it,” said the coro-
ner, "I believe I did notice him, but
I can’t say as I seen him going out.
Maybe 'twas one of the guests of the
”1 think he is, and I'm pretty sure
he's registered In the hotel as Mr.
Took, too, but I'd like to know more
"Let's go down and ask Mahlon. If
there's anybody in his hotel he don’t
know about it's something unusual.”
We found Mahlon Williams In the
little boxed-off corner behind the ho-
tel desk that was labeled "Private Of-
fice. " The eurlous crowd was still
gaping at the joor of the room where
the suicide had taken place, at least
su< !i of them as had not adjourned to
the bar to talk It over, so that we
were alone in the office.
"Mr. Williams." 1 said, "what do you
know about this man Cook, who is
stopping here in the hotel?”
"No more than I know about you,"
said he. "and not as much, in fact, for
he didn't ask no peculiar questions at
the inquest. Speaking about that let-
"How long lias this man C’ook been
In the house?" I interrupted, deter-
mined not to let either him or the
coroner annoy me with questions.
The hotel keeper, plainly provoked
to worm out everything I knew [ at my attitude, stared thoughtfully at
I wns thoroughly disgusted with the
drivelling way in which the proceed-
ings were being carried on. I could
see little hope of any discovery that
would establish connection with the
similar events in New York. I turned
from listening to the witness to study-
ing the face of the man Cook. Could
It be possible he was Hugh Crandall?
I saw that he was watching the testi-
mony with eager interest. Against
my will I had to confess that his face
"as one that attracted rather than
repelled me. While thei-c was a
shrewdness about the eyes, the chin
was square and firm and the skull
well-balanced. I tried to read in the
sltajK) of the mouth or the turve of
the ears some sign of the criminal,
such as ! expected to find written on
the countenance of Crandall, but It
was not there.
"She was sitting there crying."
A sentence of the maid's testimony
suddenly thrust itself forward from
my subconsciousness as if demand-
ing my attention and I listened in-
tently to what she was saying.
"That was the way it happened that
Road Conference at Ponca City Evn ak°> r°°^ 'he day **
\\hen I went in to do it she was
Guthrie, Okla.—J. A. MeElhlnney, sitting there crying and tearing
representing the local automobile asso letter to bits ” K
elation; E. B. Oyerholser, chairman A letter! it eame on me In a flash
11111’!:;“,.°?' ?- 01 comml,i that here »a, the clue, that Ihis was
Apaches Still Government Wards
Guthrie, Okla.—in overruling the de-
murrers of the defendant In a ease
here Federal Judge John H. Cotteral
held that the Apaches are still wards
of the government, and subject there-
fore lo federal regulations protecting
the Indians from liquor sales. The
Apaches are soon to be transferred,
however, to New- Mexico, their long
term of Imprisonment ending.
wuu ue work of the congress. 11 is ! sinners, and Judge Frank Dale went tc the connecting nk w i, ! , ,
a world wide movement and every na- Ponca City to attend a conference of cases k h
tion is represented. There is no other
movement in which so many nations
are represented aud which a substan-
tial portion of the citizenship of every
nation is interested in as the Interna-
tiona! Dry Farming congress. It brings
together the most cosmopolitan gath-
ering of people of any movement of
The exhibits shown this year at the
Alberta congress, have been the best
ever seen in Canada. Oklahoma has
again won honors there and a number
bf counties have won prizes. These
are Garfield, Alfalfa, Woodward, Har-
mon, Cotton, Kiowa, Custer. Caddo.
Greer and Blaine. The Oklahoma del-
egation. according to Mr. Woodson's
telegram, will bring back several
silver cups, one being for the best ten
ears of corn. And this prize was won
in competition with every nation in
good roads boosters from other north-
ern counties anti decide finally upon
the location of the Meridian good road
through this locality.
I pushed my way forward into the
room, determined to learn all there
was about this new phase of the case.
The proceedings stopped abruptly at
the bustle my movement made, and
everybody, coroner, jurors and spec-
tators, gaped at me.
"I am a lawyer,” I said. "May I
Number of Suits Filed.
Oklahoma City, Ok.—The Attorney
General began his campaign against —- -
properly owners who. It is claimed. I 1 °.1 itne88 one or ,wo Questions?"
1 8,111 the coroner gaped and I wait-
ed no longer for his permission.
"Was It a yellow letter?" I asked.
‘ Now that you speak of it I kind of
remember that It was."
"Has the letter been found?”
"She was tearing it in pieces."
"Where are the pieces?"
The eyes of everybody present be-
are renting their property in Ihis city
to “bootleggers," by filing a number
of suits in the district court to en-
join Btich owners from permitting
liquors to be sold on their premises.
Is Found Not Guilty
Woodward, Okla.—The case of the
state aisainst Ed. Burnett, charged KBn rovlng about the room, as if
Indian Fair at Lawton
Lawton, Okla. — One thousand In-
dians. old and young, assembled at the
Fort Silt Indian Bchool to attend the
first annual Indian fair for Southwest-
ern Oklahoma tribes and so many
were the exhibits entered that room
had to be found in tents out of the
Bchool campus in which to make the i
display. Young Indians from the
Rainey Mountain schoo lat (iotebo.
Riverside school at Anadarko. Ante
darko Hoarding Bchool, Apache Mis-
with purjury, was tried in the district
court and the jury has brought in a
verdict of not guilty. Burnett Is the
"detective" w-lio was employed by W.
S. Lowe of Supply last spring to de-
tect the parties guilty of blowing
Coal County Fair Exhibits
Coalgate. Okla—The Coal county
fair attendance was very large. Ex-
hibits of agricultural products, live
stock, poultry, schools, art and needle-
work were the largest ever shown
Alva J. Niles Sells Bank
sion school and the Fort Sill school m Nkla.-Announcement Is
o_____..____ . . . B''1,0°t I made that Alva J. Niles lies sold his
for Comanchcs made entries and old-
er Indians form practically every af-
filiated tribe competed for the prizes
offered for the older generations.
Forty-One Federal Cases Dismissed
Guthrie, Okla.—Forty-one criminal
oases on Hie federal court docket
here have been dismissed at one blow
by Assistant United States Attorney
eorge H. Zimmermann, acting under
state bank at Sentinel and will locate
at some other point In the state. He
was formerly adjutant general of Okla-
Chicago educators, suffragets and
club women as well as mothers have
united in a demand for the banish-
ment of Jack Johnson from the city.
It is rumored in club circles that a
meeting is to bo held with the pur
sha°w ° tL^To^V'ih™ U"der I P08<' <>f" PcUMon Vta laid
gnaw. The ntajorily of them were i before the civic authorities demanding
liquor Violation cases of long standing ' that an Investigation of a speial clast
although some of them dealt with mall j of cares be made,
frauds and Indian land rental matters, j ______
Either the defendants in these cases j Cotton At Penitentiary lv - .........
have, as a rule, died or left the court- Molester, Okla.—Warden 11 W. Dick l'h ',,?td ,hat 1 kuew something
try.or the witnesses have disappeared,,hat ,l1'' penitentiary woman.
answer to my question. The con-
stable Instituted a hasty search, In
which 1 myself, the coroner and the
Jurors joined. I felt that If we could
only find those pieces, the mystery
might be solved. While the room was
being ransacked I kept my eye on
j Cook. As 1 asked the question about
tile letter's color I noticed that he
looked startled. I wns amazed now
to see him edging toward the door. I
j was tempted to demand that he be re-
strained and Fenrched. I felt alqiost
! sure that if the pieces of the yellow
letter were to be found anywhere It
would be In his pocket. Yet second
thought advised against such rash ac-
tion. I had no positive proof that
Cook was Crandall. Until 1 had, sure-
ly it would be unwise to accuse him.
I remembered that there was no train
by which he could leave the town un-
til late In the afternoon, so there was
little prospect that he could escape
"How did you know it was a yellow
letter?" the coroner asked me sus-
piciously, pausing suddenly In his
It was an awkward question. I
realized that my Impetuosity had
Placed me In a predicament. I was
by no moans ready to tell hint the
whole story, and yet the fact that i
knew or suspected the color of the
letter that she was tearing up certaln-
or suspected. 1 decided that activity
would be the best remedy for his
curiosity. Accordingly I invited the
coroner and the constable to come up
to my rooms where, without waiting
for them to question me. 1 began tir-
ing questions hot shot at them, sug-
gesting things for them to do. simple
things that would have been the first
thought of the police of New York or
any other large city, but which they
had not thought of. Had they tele-
phoned a description of the woman to
the Bridgeport police with her name
to see if she could be identified as
any one who was missing from that
city? Had they examined her clothing
lo see If there wits any mark on it that
might identify her? Had they Btudied
her writing on the register to see if it
gave any Indication of being assumed
or disguised? Had they examined her
pocketbook to see if it contained any
clue lo a motive? Had they consid-
ered whom site might have come to
this town to see?
"That idea of calling up the Bridge-
port police ain't such a bad one," said
the coroner. "Suppose you do It
now,” he said, turning to the con-
"I'd like to know who's going to pay
for It If I do," the constable objected.
"There ain't enough fees in tills of-
fire for me to be spending my money
"You go ahead aud do it and I It see
that you get the money back."
“If you’re going to pay It out of
your own pocket I’ll do It, but If you
expect me to wait till you put It
through as a lawful expense I ain't
taking no chances."
Their petty wrangling over such a
trifling amount exasperated me not a
"Here,” said I, pulling a flve-dollar
bill from my pocket, "take this and
pay for it and tell them to telephone
you as soon as they can what they
have found out. This ought to cover
both the message and the answer and
me for a minute and finally decided to
nnswer my question as (he only hope
of getting me lo answer his.
"He catne Just the night before you
did—got in on the seven-two train.”
His answer settled everything in my
mind. Cook was Crnndall. The ar-
rival of Cook in the village coincided
with the departure of Crandall from
New York. The haste in which he
had departed wits explicable by the ar-
rival of the old woman on that train.
Evidently he wanted for some reason
to arrive in (he village at the same
time that she did. What had been
his motive was still a mystery to me.
It flashed across my mind that per-
haps, after all, her death might not
have been suicide. A clever criminal
might easily arrange things to look as
though she had hung herself. I deter-
mined to make an investigation to see
If there was any evidence to prove
this, but I said nothing of my sus-
picions as yet. 1 already regretted my
precipitancy in asking about the yel-
low letter. The questions of the land-
lord and the coroner might be deferred
for a while, but sooner or later
would have to make some explanation,
and I had none to give.
"What is Cook's business?" I asked
the landlord hastily, anticipating
question I saw forming on his lips.
“I don't know. He kind of looked to
me like a traveling-man—or a lawyer.
What w as—"
The return of the constable from
telephoning saved my answering the
question he was about to ask.
"There ain’t no woman miBsing
from Bridgeport that the police know
anything about," he said sententl-
"Did ye tell them her name?” asked
"Yep. They say there's only three
families of Tellers in the telephone
book and only four in the directory,
and they are going to look them up
and telephone inside of an hour.”
"Maybe her name wasn't Teiler,
the tremulous old fashioned hand little
used to handling the pen. There was
perhaps a little more space between
the last two names than afier the first
—as If she hesitated a moment while
deciding what name lo use or perhapa
with an honest woman's natural aver-
sion to assuming any other name tt an
"Let's look at the clothing," I sug-
gested, eager for an opportunity to see
whether there were any indications
that would point to anything other
The four of us hastened to the room
again. To my annoyance I noted that
the roja- had been removed from the
rafters, though the woman's outer
clothing slill lay piled on the chair.
There seemed to be nothing about the
Inexpensive black 6uit lo identify tlte
owner, no mark of any kind except tlte
label of Hie concern in New York
from which It had been purchased.
"Where's the black bag she car-
ried?" asked the coroner.
"There was some money In It," Mr.
Williams replied. "I put it in tlte
As we left the room lo return to the
hotel office I gave a hasty glance at
In the Corner of the Handkerchief
Was a Neatly Embroidered “S."
thus making convictlou Impossible.
Oil Rig Builder Meets Death
Guthrie, Okla— F. C. Noyes, aged
BE years, an oil rig builder of Bowling
Green, Ohio, was killed when he fell
from a rig that was being built on
Coon Creek, near Bartlesville ne
fell sixty feet and died soon atfer-
ward of concussion of the brain
Balloon Pole Falls; Man Dead
Alva, Ok.—A pole used In hoisting a
balloon, fell and instantly killed Wil-
liam Neff, the manager, and injured
farm will produce about 200 bales of
cotton this season. The yield would
have been twice as large, but It was
cut down on account of the extreme
heat and drouth.
“I didn't know It.”
"Well, whal'd you ask the question
about It for?" he repeated, his sus-
picion of me rapidly increasing.
1 was thinking quickly what 1 could
say that would divert his thoughts. I
Attorney of Wapanucka Shot ’ "E”10*"5 W'th annoyanc« thal eyes
Wapanucka. Okla-Judge J T Fow- “v r°°m Wer* °n
ler, an attorney of this place was shot T at 'h*y WelV rurious|y a*ait-
bv an unknown party through a win- an a"8“P.r' 1 aBBUmod an alr of
(low while In the bathroom. The shot JBt*rlr and drew ,he coroner to one
struck him just below the temple and 1
"May I Ask the Witness One or Two Questions?"
ranged downward. Physicians believe
Pittsburg County Fair Closes
McAIester, Okla. -The third Pitts-
burg county fair closed with the iarg
I est attendance in its history.
“1 am perfectly willing to tell you
everything,” I said. “I am out here
on another matter that is something
of a mystery in which a yellow letter
figures. The letter has disappeared. I
never saw or heard of this old woman
if there is anything left get yourself
some cigars with it.”
The constable needed no Becond bid-
ding. As soon as he had disappeared
I turned to the coroner:
"Did you notice that man Cook at
the Inquest? Who is he?"
"I don't know who you mean," he
replied. "The only Cook I know here
in the town is Bob Cook, and he's laid
up with a broken leg.”
“Didn’t you notice a tall, smooth-
shaven fellow who stood right close
beside where you were sitting? He
suggested the hotel-keeper. "I recol-
lect seeing her kind of hesitate as
she went to write in the register."
"That's just what I was thinking,”
I cried, glad to divert his attention
once more. “Let us go and look at
the register and then examine her
clothing. Maybe there are some
marks on it.”
"That's a good idea,” said the coro-
ner. "Wonder we didn’t think of that
The hotel register showed us little
save the name "Mary Jane Teiler" in
the corpBe. From the condition of the
face and throat It was all too plain that
death had been by strangulation, still,
I reasoned, a powerful man might
have strangled the woman first and
hanged her afterward to conceal his
crime. I determined to put the theory
up to Davis as soon as he arrived.
Twirling the knob of the ancient
safe that stood in the corner, the ho-
tel-keeper reached in and drew out a
well-worn hand-bag of black leather
and upset the contents on the desk.
There were three one-dollar bills, neat-
ly folded, three dimes and eight pen-
nies—a meager amount that suggested
the hoarding of pennies for this trip,
whatever its purpose. Thero was a
half-ticket, the return stub of a ticket
from Bridgeport and another one from
New York to Ardway, and that was
all, save two neatly folded black-bor-
"Looks like she came from Bridge-
port. after all,” the constable volun-
Maybe site did,” said the landlord,
unfolding one of the handkerchiefs
and holding It up to our gaze. "Maybe
she did come from Bridgeport, but her
name wasn't Teiler—not Mary Jane
Teller by a long shot."
In the corner of each handkerchief
was a neatly embroidered "S."
It gave me quite a shock as I looked
at that mute evidence of her assumed
name, to her effort to mask her
Gould her name have been Elser?
Was this the way in whirh she was
connected with the two suicides in
New York? But even so, suppose she
was the sister or relative, or even the
unrecognized wife of old Andred L'l-
ser, what possible connection could
these two humble people have with
The mystery was growing deeper.
How I wished that Inspector Davis
<TO BE CONTINUED.)
Titanic” as Baby’s Name.
A baker, on registering the birth of
his daughter, at Arad, in Hungary, in-
formed the registrar that he intended
to have her christened Titanic, as she
was born on the day the White Star
tner sank. The official, however re-
fused to accept this name, as It is
not to be found In the calendar of Ro-
man Catholic saints’ days, and the
alter had to content himself with the
toss topical name of Rosalia. In this
rase the rule of the elturch, which is
Pheld by the state, saved the child
om hearing through life an appella-
nt which is not only unsuitable, to
! y *he eaBt of It. for a Utile girl, but
«ot d aiso recal) for many year9 ono
* ic most tragic disasters of mod-
^ rn t mes. Sometimes, however, ttiH
r" ?1Pera,e8 ra,h€r hardly, as when
cntlj a Viennese was not allowed
f mv° °hild christened Daisy,
after her mother, who is an English
v\hat Is perhaps the most remark-
d lKrr?ya,rd the Unlted SUR«B
aljolttb the old Spanish church in the
anolent Indian pueblo of Acoma, N.
otr, and ?? ov,-'r forty years to con-
struct. The village !s situated high
In the an upon a huge, flat-topped
rook many acres l„ extent and en-
a,o ,0"' ,n order ‘o cre-
ato the graveyard It was necessary
300 I, 7 '”,r,h from ,h“ ldala
; ’ ' .' M*nk»tful «t a time,
oo the hacks or Indians who had to
'mb wptl their heavy ,0ads up a
ciKr xV.T -,r;’11' " ln ,hn ,are of lhe
graveyard thus laboriously
rides’I'y';;’7 h‘"d ,n O'-eon three
Bld«« by high retaining walls of stone.
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