The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 22, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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RAVAGES OF BLACK BEETLE
NO TAX ON TOBACCO IN THE HAND
SUNRISE ON THE BATTLEFIELD.
TRAIN WRECKED IN THE WATER
AMONG SHADE TREES
rhe Senate Votes to Remove All Re-
strictions on the Sale of Un-
THREE COACHES TURN OVER ON
A FLOODED TRACK.
Three Hundred Passengers Taken Out
in Boats—Near Pomona, Kan.
Only Two Persons Injured.
Ottawa, Kansas.—Three hundred,
passengers in the Santa Fe train No.
5, wrecked by the flood near Pomona.
15 miles west of here, were quartered
with the farmers in that vicinity or
lodged in hotels or rooming houses
After three of the six coaches of the
train had slowly rolled on their sides,
the passengers who had taken refuge
In the other part of the train or on
the overturned cars were ferried a
mile to the dry land. Only two pas-
sengers were injured.
A relief train was immediately dis-
patched to bring the stranded passen-
gers to Ottawa but as this train was
compelled to travel part of the way
over rails covered with water many of
them would not board it fearing a re-
petition of the accident to No. 5.
The town of Pomona, near where
the wreck occurred, had but one small
boat and efforts to reach the train in
this were futile. A hasty search was
made along the river for other craft
and soon a small flotilla of skifts and
row boats, well supplied with oars
and ropes, went to the aid of the
stranded train. Women and children
were taken off first and though many
•were in highly nervous condition
from fear no accidents occurred,
SUFFRAGISTS ELECT OFFICERS
Selection of a Meeting Place for fjext
Convention Was Left to the
Washington, D. C.-The removal
>f the restrictions on the free sale of |
tobacco in the hand as provided in the |
amendment of Senator Bradley, which j
was adopted is the result of many
years of agitation and of much activo
The present law, preventing free-
dom in the trade in tobacco in the
primitive state, is said to have been
responsible for the forays of "night-
riders'' in Kentucky and Tennessee.
The present law permits the tobacco
grower to dispose of his product, but
does not allow his vendee to transfer
it without paying a tax of six cents a
The Hradley amendment authorizes
any one to sell tobacco in the hand
without paying a tax, but requires that
when the sale exceeds ten pounds, a
record shall be kept for the benefit of
the internal revenue service.
Watchful Care In Summer When Destructive Insects Are
Laying Their Eases May Save Our Orchards
However desirable It may be to have |
a judicious pruning of our oaks, we
can hardly trust to beetles tit do the
work as we wish it done, and during
the summer of 1908 Elaphidion cer-
tainly exceeded the limit and caused
much anxiety to owners of oak trees in
various parts of the country. Further,
since it sometimes attacks the apple
and other quite valuable trees, it calls
for some attention.
During July one may observe be-
neath oak trees many fallen twigs and
in some instances small branches,
with leaves still attached and gener-
ally withered, though sometimes still
green. A glance into the tree will re-
veal possibly other twigs hanging sus-
older wood. At this time the "worm"
Is about half grown.
According to the above writer and
others, this larva needs moisture to
go through with its transformations
to the pulpal and later to the imago
stage. This evidently it could not
obtain if the twig remained on tha
tree. It therefore proceeds to cut
off the twig which has afforded it a
homo so that this will lie on the
moist earth during the autumn and
winter. This is a very nice operation,
evidencing apparently, as stated
above, remarkable instinct.
Fitch claims that the entire larval
and pulpal stage is passed within the
twig. From personal observations.
THEIR ENGLISH TACTICS FAILED
Militant Suffragettes in New York
Needed Police Protection to
Escape the Crush.
ATTACK ON KANSAS TAK LAW
PUBLIC UTILITY CORPORATIONS
Seattle, Washington.—The Nation-
al convention of the National Woman
Suffrage association elected the follow-
President, Rev. Anna H. Shaw,
Moylan, Pa.; first vice-president, Mrs.
Rachel Foster Avery, Swarthmore,
Pa.; second vice-president, Mrs. Flor-
ence Kelley, New York; corresponding
secretary, Miss Kate M. Gordon, New
Orleans; recording secretary, Mrs.
Ella S. Stewart, Chicago; treasurer,
Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton, Warren,
Ohio; first auditor, Miss Laura Clay,
Lexington, Ky., second auditor, Miss
Alice Stone Blackwell, Boston.
The question of the next convention
city was left to the general officers for
decision. The candidates were Sioux
Falls, S. D., and Washington, D. C.
Grounds of Action Are That State Tax
Commission Cannot Act as Board
SENATE PASSED THE TARIFF BILL
The Final Vote Taken After an Eleven
Hour Session Was 45
Washington, D- C.—The tariff bill
passed the senate just after 11
o'clock by a vote of 45 to 34. Republi-
cans voting in the negative were:
lieveridge, (ind.), Bristow, (Kan.),
Brown, (Neb.), Burkett, (Neb.), Clapp,
(Minn.), Crawford, (S. D.), Cummins,
(la.), Dolliver, (la.), LaFollette
(Wis.), Nelson, (Minn.)
McEnery of Louisiana was the only
Democrat recorded in the affirmative
The senate sat continuously from
10 o'clock in the morning until 11:18
at night, stopping neither for lunch-
eon nor dinner. Most of th3 many
speeches during the day and evening
were brief and in the main the day
was devoted to action upon amend-
Topeka, Kan.—In Cheorokee coun-
ty a suit has been started to test the
constitutionality of the present tax
commission low on an entirely new
point. The suit applies only to the
assessment and equalization of the
values of the public service corpora-
tions. It was brought by Edward
Sapp, a brother of Col. "Bill" Sapp,
the Democratic politician of Galena.
The tax commission is the assessor
of these corporations. Then it turns
itself into a board of equalization and
equalizes the taxes of the various
counties and of the various public ser-
vice corporations to conform to the
assessments of the countries.
In his suit Mr. Sapp contends that
when the commission acts as a board
of equalization in equalizing the pub-
liv service properties that it has
necessarily prejudged the corporation
and its valuation, having already fixed
the valuation, and that this is con-
trary to the spirit of the law and con-
stitution which declares that every
one must pay equal taxes. He con-
tends that the same men who makes
the assessments should not be allowed
to, make the equalizations and that the
same members of one board cannot
act as the members of another board.
SUPPLIES REACH THE REFUGEES
Wabash Bridge Across Grand River
Went Down Carrying Five Men—
Kansas City Expects Flood.
- Pattonsburg, Missouri.—Boats anil
supplies from Kansas City, St. Joseph,
Chillicothe, and other points have
reached the refugees here and those
who have not been taken to higher
ground are being cared for in the
spacious upper stories of school houses
or the hotel.
St. Joseph. Missouri.—A special
to the News-Press from Chillicothe,
Mo., says the Wabash railroad bridge
across Grand river went out carrying
five men. The men when last seen,
were floating down stream clinging to
Kansas City, Mo.—The Missouri
river is rising steadily. Train service
in all directions from this city is crip-
pled on account of high water anil
hundreds of passengers are being pun-
ished by having to spend hours at
the union depot. Many trains are
stalled in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa,
held by washouts.
THE SUFFRAGISTS ARE HOPEFUL
Great Things are Expected of the New
York Headquarters Where Abund-
ant Funds are Pledged.
New York, N. Y— A hurdy-gurdy
ajid tambourines were used by two
militant suffragettes whose English
tactics, adopted for the first time in
New York met with such a boisterous
reception in City Hall park, that a rio,
nearly ensued. A meek looking man
pulled the hurdy-gurdy while Mrs.
Sophia Loebinger and Miss Helen .
Murphy i%i« suffragettes who wore
badges and streamers lettered "Voter.
For Women," and carried copies of
"The Suffragette," jangled tambour-
Within five minutes they were the
center of sirch a crush that they had
to shriek for the police. Not a copy of
the official publication was sold and
there were no speeches. A squad of
police made a lane for the two women
to the nearest subway station und
home they gratefully hurried.
BURKE HEADS RIVER CONGRESS
The Next Convention Will be Held at
Omaha in December With Corn
WANTS A NEW WHEAT GRADE
Gov. Stubbs Getting the Opinion of
Parties Interested in Grading
Kansas Hard Wheat.
National Bankers Favor Session.
Topeka, Kansas.—Following a con-
ference with Gov, W. R, Stubbs and
State Bank Commissioner J. N. l)ollfcy,
F. F. Ames, president of the new Kan
sas National Bankers' Deposit In
surance company, sent telegrams to
the 24 directors of the company for
ati expression of opinion on the spe
cial session. Twenty-two answerd at
once and are said to be in favor of the
session. A disagreement has arisen
among the national bankers 3s to rate
of interest banks may pay depositors
and still insure deposits. New Jf'gisla-
tion is desired to make the rate uni-
form for both national and state
Yankton S. D.—After a spectacular
and sensational contest Gov, John
Uurke of South Dakota was elected
president of the Missouri river navi-
gation congress over Edgar C. Ellis of
Kansas City, Missouri. The fMends
of the Missourian fought every inch
of the way and did not give up until
a division of the house showed almost
two to one against them. Omaha was
voted the next convention, which will
be held in December in connection
with the national corn exposition.
The Oak Pruner Beetle, Larva and Larva in Burrow.
Topeka, Kansas.—-Gov. Stubbs is
sending letters to all the millers,
grain men and as many farmers as
possible asking for their opinion as
to a new grade of Kansas wheat.
The new grade would be called turkey
The grain interests of the state are
urging the creation of a new grade of
wheat. They contend that Kansas pro-
duces more of the turkey hard wheat
than of any othfer kind and that it is
worth more than the ordinary hard
wheat. The grain grading commis-
sion meets July 27 to decide on the
grades of wheat for this year, and
the governor desires to get these re-
plies and opinions as to the new grade
before the meeting of >the commission.
Seattle, Wash.—The convention of
the American Woman Suffrage asso-
ciation closed with a mass meeting at
which National President Anna H.
Shaw, reviewing the suffrage situation
"There never was such a magnifi-
cent outlook for the cause. New peo-
ple are coming in to the movement
and money is being provided. The op-
portunities increase beyond our abil-
ity to furnish workers. Our new head-
quarters in New York will put us in
touch with the great newspapers and
with the freshly aroused suffrage sen-
timent of the great city, which in-
fluences the though of the whole
BANKS PREPARE FOR GUARANTY
As Fast as They Can be Examinee
State Banks Will Participate
in the Law.
Topeka, Kansas—The state bank ex-
aminers began work examining the
Topeka state bank for porticipation In
the bank deposit guaranty law. There
are four examiners working in Topeka.
All the Topeka state banks have ap-
plied for participation in the guaranty
plan and all probably will be admitted.
As soon as the work is completed here
it is expected that the examiners will
be sent to Kansas City, Kan., then to
all the other large towns in the state,
pended with wilting «r wilted leaves,
not jet dislodged by the wind. The
pieces on the ground, when examined,
exhibit a clean cut or break at the
large end, and if one cuts into the
twig with a knife a whitish worm is
disclosed lying in the burrow thus
opened. This is the larva of the oak
pruner, which when full grown is a
little more than one-half inch long,
and transforms into a blackish or
brownish beetle of about the same
The life history of this pest is such,
evidencing apparently marvelous in-
stinct, that It commands our admira-
tion. The female beetle, according to
Fitch, normally lays her eggs in
spring or summer on a green succu-
lent twig in an angle between leaf
twig and leaf stalk. This action af-
fords the young tender food of the
right nature, easily obtained. As the
larva grows older it works into the
however, we are led to believe that
such may not always be the case.
Our attention was called by a cor-
respondent last August to the fact
that many fallen twigs examined con-
tained no worms. Later, in Septem-
ber, we noted this also, and were
not able to find a single larva in any
twigs examined, a large number being
cut open for examination.
This can hardly be accounted for
by the work of Insectivorous birds,
since they would be unable to reach
them in their burrows. In any event
the larva is in its burrow when tha
twig first falls and can then be easi-
ly cared for. We therefore suggest
the following remedy:
Collect and burn all twigs cut oft
by this insect as soon as they are
found on the ground in July or Aug-
ust. Do not leave this work until the
HEAVY RAINS CAUSE FLOODS
Eastern Half of Kansas Visited b> Ex-
cessive Rainfall—12 Inches at
PROTECTING WELL USING CEMENT
FROM INFECTION TO SAVE TREES
Ptun for Flxloff Curb to Serve F"^eaatu[M,v,'r'S'rer al Reesons.
But the Gas Company Must Pay.
San Francisco, Cal.—Final judg-
ment for $10,800 damages against the
San Francisco Gas company for the
wrecking of the flat in which Fred
Bradley lived and which Harry Or-
chard, self-confessed assassin, de-
clared was blown up by a dynamite
bomb placed by him, was awarded to
W. H. Linforth, owner of the building,
by the supreme court.
Oil King is 70 Years Old.
Cleveland. Ohio.—John D. Rocke-
feller has reached the three score and
ten period of his life. Seventy years
ago he \yas born on a small farm near
Richford, Tioga county, New Yoik.
Lion Attacked a Girl.
San Jose, California.—Miss lsola
Kennedy of Morgan Hill near this city
is in a critical condition from injuries
inflicted by a mountain lion. Miss
Kennedy was taking an outing with
two young men when the animal
sprang upon her. She tried to defend
herself with a hat pin while her com-
panions hurried for assistance. The
lion was still biting and clawing the
girl when armed rescuers arrived and
Topeka, Kansas.—Violent thunder-
storms, amounting in many instances
to cloudbursts occurred over the east-
ern half of Kansas and caused several
floods of a local nature. At Osage
City 9.65 inches of rain fell and Salt
creek went out of its banks and wash-
edout 900 feet of track on the Santa
The heaviest rain reported in the
state was near Lincoln Center, where
12 inches fell during a cloudburst. The
heavy rain in Topeka, which amounted
to a fraction over 5 inches, sent
Shunganunga creek out of banks and
hundreds of people were marooned In
Deaf Mutes Organize.
Wtehita, Kansas.—The deaf mutes
while here organized the Kansas
State Deaf association. The following
officers were elected: J. J. Dold, of
Olathe, president; Miss Iona Lade, of
Coldwater, first vice-president; F. S.
I Paxton, second vice-president; Em-
| mett Simpson, of McPherson, secre-
' tary ond Wm. F. Waite of Pratt, treas-
' urer. Steps were taken to incorpor-
) ate the association. About 200 deaf
mutes were present from Kansas, Ok-
I lahoma and Missouri.
A sketch of a plan for fixing an or-
dinary well curb so as to afford good
covering for the well is given by Nell
McLean in Prairie Farmer. The or-
dinary well curb can be made into one
of the very best of well coverings if
only a little time and money is ex-
pended on it. it is j ist as important
that the curb be built so as to pre-
vent a roosting piace for sparrows,
Was on Gen. Grant's Staff.
Trinidad, (Sol.—Wm. Hudson, aged
65, personal aide on the staff of Gen.
It. S. Grant and a nephew of the gen-
era! was stricken with paralysis on
the street here. He has lived a her-
mits life on a lonely ranch near
Trinidad for 27 years.
Gives United States Second Place.
Paris, France.—The Temps takes is-
sue with M. Michel, who declared in
the chamber of deputies during the de-
bate on the naval inquiry commission's
report, that Germany stood second
among the naval powers. The Temps
yoints out that second place is held by
the United States, which with a fleet
of 16 battleships "accomplished an ad-
mirable feat in the circumnavigation
of the globe."
A Court Martial for Lieut. Nettles.
Washington, D. C.—The president
has ordered a court martial to meet
at Denver, Colorado, July 6 for the
trial of First Lieut. Clarence S. Net-
tles, U. S. A. on charges of financial ir-
regularities preferred by Gen. '1 nomas,
Commanding the department of Colo-
Carry Cigars to Harriman.
I New York. N. Y.—Carrying four
; great boxes of E. H. Harriman's fav-
orite cigars, three of jjis children,
Mary, Caroline and Roland, sailed on
the Kronprlnz Wilhelm to join him in
j Europe. Mr. Harriman, being unable
lo procure abroad the brand of cigars
he has smoked for years, cabled hl
i children to bring a supply.
Sentenced Millionaire to Jail.
San Francisco, Cal.—According to
a decision rendered by the supreme
court of California, William B. Brad-
bury, a millionaire, must serve one
year for perjury.
Calhoun's Second Trial.
San Francisco, California.—Patrick
Calhoun president of the United
I Railroads of this city, will go to trial
Monday, July 19, for the second time
I this year on charges of having offered
| a bribe to a supervisor to influence
his vote on the overhead trolley.
The American colony at Brussells
celebrated the Fourth of July with
enthusiasm. The reception at the em.
bassy was largely attended.
A Suffragette in Jail.
London, Eng.—The latest heroine
of the suffragette cause in Miss Wal- i
lace Dunlop, who recently was sen-
tenced te a month's imprisonment in
the Holloway jail for posting notices
on the walls of the house of parlia-
Free After 25 Years.
Trenton, N. J —After 25 years in the
state prison here Patrick Quinn, 90
years old, who was convicted of wife
murder was freed. He? hau never be-
fore seen automobiles nr tJolley cars.
Off to a Cooler Climate.
Seattle, Wash—Flying the flag of
the New York Yacht club, the steam-
er Yucatan, carrying George W. Per-
kins and 32 guests has sailed for
Representative Cushman Dead
New York, N. Y.—Francis W. Cush-
man, representative In congress from
Tacoma, Wash., died at Roosevelt
hospital from pneumonia. Congress-
man Cushmin underwent an opera-
tion a short time ago and pneumonia
Lightning Fires Oil Tank.
Martinsville, Illionis.—Fire started
by lightning In one of the 35,000
barrels tanks of the Ohio Oil company
was brought under control. The loss
A Railroad Compromise.
Little Rrock, Ark.—The Kock Island
the Frisco and the Midland Valley rail-
roads have agreed to the proposed ad-
justment of the rate litigation by
which all suits pending will be dis-
missed for a period of one year, the
new court to order tariff and 2>A
cents passenger rates put Into effe:t
and that separate accounts be kept in
the interstate and intrestate traffic,
with the provisio that said accounts
shall be open to Inspection of tha
state railroad commission at stated 1
A Well Curb Cover.
and to ward off leaves and trasli
blown about by the wind, as it is to
give attention to location and surface
conditions when choosing a place for
the house well. Make a screen door
for the old well curb and cover the
remaining sides with ordinary screen
Well settled timothy hay measures
about 250 cubic feet to the ton, while
new hav occupies nearly twice that
space. In sale of new huy it is cus-
tomary to take ofT about 15 per cent
for shrinkage in weight, as compared
with barn cured hay.
The former method of working in
falling trees with cement was never
successful for several reasons. One
was that the cement seldom if ever
adhered lo the wood, so the swaying
by wind or the tree very generally
made larger the treated crack be-
tween it and the wood.
Water penetrated beyond the filling,
so the decay Increased rather more
rapidly than before attempting a
The improved idea is in removing
from the interior all of the rotting
mass. There remains only a living
shell of sapwood and bark, and into
this cavity a steel brace is nicely in-
serted and bolted in place.
The next important step is to cut
watersheds—preventing any moisture
from entering. There are deep
grooves cut about one Inch inside the
edge and opening out to the ground
below. Cement is packed tightly into
grooves, forming a channel down
which the water flows.
The cavity is afterward wired
The cement is worked moist, and
built out In the tree shape. Any bark
that Is cut away for an Inch or two
in order to prevent bruising as the
filling is in progress will soon cover
the filled spot so a passerby can
scarcely detect the wound at all.
In very large cavities the opening
Is covered by utilizing large strips of
Nature helps in tills kind of new
work in trees, for the place soon heals
Remove Useless Stalks.
Flower stalks on rhubarb plants
should be removed whenever seen, so
that the plants' strength will not be
wasted in the useless formation of
To Get Rid of Vermin.
My hogs got lousy last year before
I knew It. I could not afford to build
a dipping tank, so I put into three
quarts of hot soapsuds one-half pint
of kerosene oil, boiled and stirred vig-
orously for ten minutes. When the
emulsion has cooled sufficiently t
poured it through a sprinkling can
along the backs and over the .leads of
the pigs. The ticks and lice quickly
disappeared, but I repeated the dos
twice more during the summer.—J. G.
Barnes, Indiana. ,
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