The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 26, 1911 Page: 3 of 8
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ROW CEOICtTION DATE SET
CENTRAL ROUTE OPENING TO BE
> OCTOBER 27-28.
No Further Postponement Probable
for Missouri's Cross-State High-
Jefferson City, Missouri.—Weather |
permitting, the cross-state highway, ,
known as the central route, will be |
officially opened October 27 and 28.
This was the result of a meeting \
held here between Governor Hadley, I
members of the state board of agri- '
cultural, the state highway engineer ,
and some fifty representatives from I
the counties on the route.
There lias been so much rain .afuly
that members of the motor clubs in |
Kansas City and St. Louis feared to |
attempt the trip over the newly made j
roads. State highway Engineer l'SU |
advocated a postponement, as did also |
representatives from Boone County, I
who expect to entertain 10,000 visitors I
on the occasion.
A plan suggested by Governor j
Hadley finally was adopted. The j
special committee having in charge of
arrangements will meet here and if •
the weather is good between now and i
then the celebration will be finally an- |
nounced for October 27 and 28.
Meantime, the people along the route
will be asked to turn out all along
the highway October 25 and 20 and put
it in the best possible condition for
the celebration. If the weather proves
unfavorable the committee can then
make such change in date as deemed
HE' DROPS ONE PRESENTLY.
TO WIDEN UNIVERSITY SCOPE
TO MAKE K.
TRIED TO PASS ON SAME TRACK
Missouri Pacific Freight and Passen-
ger Trains Meet Head On—Seven
Dead and Many Injured.
Governor and Faculty Members Will
Visit Wisconsin and Other
States for Ideas.
CHANCE FOR CHEAPER SUGAR
Contemplated Move to Remove Duty
is First Gun in War Between
Beet and Cane Interests.
Colorado Springs, Colorado.—The
statement of John Arbuckle, New j
York refiner and coffee magnate, that ■
lie will go before congress to fight j
for free sugar is the first gun in a
contest between the beet sugar manu- ]
facturers and the cane sugar refiners, i
That is the assertion of Clarence C. 1
Hamlin, chairman of the executive
committee of the United States Beet i
Sugar Industry, in a statement just
made public here. Referring to Mr. j
Arbuckle, Mr. Speckels and other j
sugar refining magnates, Mr. Hamlin ■.
"The fact of the matter Is that beet I
sugar is the only competitor those j
gentlemen have. From it they can
exact no toll and every pound of beet
sugar produced means one pound less
for them to refine. Their purpose in
seeking its destruction is therefore
SOCIALISTS GO INTO BUSINESS
Co-Operative Store and a Weekly
Newspaper Planned by Topeka
Branch of Organization.
Lawrence, Kansas.—The Univer-
sity of Kansas is to be made for
Kansas what the University of Wis-
consin is to that state. Gov. Stubbs
the board of regents and Chancellor
Strong have agreed as to the desira-
bility of thus widening the scope and
the activities of the university. With-
in the next few days the governor
will head a party of university pro-
fessors, the regents and Chancellor
Strong on a visit to Wisconsin to
study the organization and methods
of the Wisconsin school.
Accompanying the governor on his
Northern trip will be among others,
Rodney Edward of Reno county,
James A. Kimball of Salina, Scott
Hopkins of Topeka, Chancellor Strong
and several members of the faculty.
The Kansas party probably will
visit other schools—Iowa and Minne-
sota at least—to secure ideas, but the
great purpose of their visit is to find
out about the Wisconsin plan.
Richard R. Price, director of the
university extension department, has
adopted from the Wisconsin school
the idea of a reference library for
the aid of the Kansas municipalities.
What Mr. Price is doing in mu-
nicipal work, as a member of the
™aL* ,naeveary GIRL DIDN'T WHIP TUR0N BANKER
Omaha, Nebraska—Missouri Pacific j
passenger train No. 105, known as the j
"Omaha Express," which left Kansas j
City at 12:40 a. m. for Omaha, col- j
lided with an extra southbound fast
freight a half mile east of Gilmore
Junction, eight miles south of Omaha,
killing seven, including the brakeman
of the passenger train, and probably
fatally injuring four others. Eighteen
passengers are known to have re-
seived serious, though not necessarily
At the point of collision the track |
makes a sharp curve, shutting off the j
view of the Fort Crook station.
When within a few car lengths oi i
each other both crews realized the |
danger and reversed their engines. I
The momentum of the passenger, :
howpver, was so great that in a
moment it was piled high upon the j
freight engine, which had almost i
stopped. The crews of both engines |
jumped and were not dangerously in-
It was said at the Missouri Pacific j
station in South Omaha that while j
Conductor Gross had "signed off" for
orders, he had either failed to check j
the register for No. 105 or had for-
gotten to transmit the order to his
J. R. Russ, division superintendent. |
at once began an investigation into
the cause of the wreck.
ENTIRE FAMILY KILLED WITH AX 1
The Bodies all Found Together In Bed
Room—Motive for Crime
Ellsworth, Kansas.—William Show- ;
man and his entire family, wife and
three children, two girls and a boy,
were murdered while they slept at
their home here. The murderer used
an ax and crushed the head of
each. The bodies were found at 5
o'clock in the afternoon by Mrs. O.
W. Snook, a neighbor. There is no
clew to the murder. The show mans j
were people in moderate circum-
stances and it is believed the motive
could not have been robbery. It is
not known that the man or his wife
had any enemies.
The showman home is a small two-
room cottage on the outskirts of
Ellsworth and situated three or four
hundred yards from the nearest neigh-
boring house. Showman was em-
t ployed as a machinist and chauffeur
| at .tu Ellsworth garage,
POSTOFFICE CLERK ARRESTED
\tchison Man Regarded as Most
Efficient in Office. Stole Letters
for Three Years.
Atchison, Kansas.—Seth Brainerd,.
I 27 years old, seven years a mailing
j clerk in the Atchison postoflice, was
I arrested by a government detective
j on a charge of pilfering letters,
j Brainerd confessed that his opera-
tions had extended over three years.
A decoy letter resulted in Brainerd'a
Inspector R. S. Brauer took Brai-
nerd to Leavenworth and his ea.se
will be taken before the federal grand
jury, now in session.
Brainerd has a wife and two chil-
dren, one a girl only 5 days old. Mrs.
Brainerd has not been told of her bus-
| band's arrest. Brainerd was regarded
i as the most efficient clerk in the local
OUR STATE CAPITOL LETTER
DOINGS OF THE
Brief Resume of What Our
"Hired Men" Are Doing. How
They Spend Their Time. Etc.
Would Codify Statutes.
Charles Sessions, secretary of state
's in favor of the naming of a codify
ing commission by the next legislature
to codify the general statutes of Kan I tjU!
sas Sessions says there are so many I
errors and so many obsolete laws In
the present general statutes that it
takes a first t las lawyer to tell wheth-
er lie is going or coming with the law
"The present statute book is unwieldy
and full of errors," said Mr. Sessions
yesterday. "It contains errors that
might not mislead a lawyer but would
mislead a layman. The whole thing
ought to be corrected and brought
down to date. The book could he cut
to about half of its present size if all oi
the obsolete laws were dropped out.
I believe the next legislature should
name a commission to codify the stat-
utes. The nice thing about such a pro-
ceeding would be that t ie legislature
would either have to accept or turn
down the report of the commission. It
could not amend it noi undo a part of
| the work without killing the whole
GRADUATED LAND TAX
Ruling Mads by Judge Cotteral in Ok*
lahoma Federal Court on Gale
Oklahoma's graduated land tax law
is in violation of the state constitution*
but not violative of the federal constl*
tution This ss the opinion of Federal
Judge John H. Cotteral, in the case
George W. ('.ale of Illinois, a non-resl*
dent land owner, who sought to enjoin
the certification by the state auditor
of Oklahoma of the graduated land ta*
I to the clerks of the various counties*
j The state demurred to Gale's petition*
The demurrer is overruled by Judg*
Cotteral and a perpetual Injunction il
! awarded against the certification of
taxes in controversy. Judge Cot-
teral held the tax law in violation ofl
section 20 of the state constitution,
which provides that the legislature*
cannot impose taxes for the purposes
of any county, town or other munici-
pal corporation, but can confer the
power upon the proper authorities
The graduated land tax law, in vio-
lation of this sec tion, provides for the
distribution of tin* tax ratablj to the
state and lesser sub-division.
MISSOURI HEN TO BE STUDIED
Appropriation of $30,000 by Legisla-
ture to be Spent on Building
for Poultry Culture.
Mountain Grove, Missouri.—Thou-
sands of visitors from neighbor-
ing counties gathered at Mountain
Grove to attend the laying of the
j corner stone of the Missouri state
! poultry experimental station. Five
| bands made the music and the special
trains over the St. Louis & San
1 Francisco railroad brought in an im-
I mense crowd. The state legislature
j appropriated $80,000 to establish a
state poultry experiment station in
this city. Mountain Grove also has
Good Crop in Southwest Counties.
Secretary F. D. Coburn of the State
Board of Agriculture, is interested in
no part of the state more than he i in
the western part. He keeps close tab
on the developments down there and
likes to get his information first hand-
ed—by personal observation. When
it came time to make a trip through
that section he was unable to go, so he
sent his assistant, J. i\ Mohler. Mr.
Mohler has written to Mr. Coburn
from Liebral, in Seward county, some
of his impressions. A part of his let-
ter to Mr. Coburn reads: "This cer-
tainly is a bully country and the peo-
: pie are the salt of the earth. The pres-
| ent has been one of their best years
for ksffir corn and milo, and the
State Examiner Reports.
A report showing the amount for
which each state department and each
institution maintained by the state
has credit at the office of the state
auditor until the close of the coming
fiscal year, has been compiled at the
office of the state examiner and in-
spector. There Is a total of $.">,610,-
Ofii.31 against which warrants may be
drawn, this amount, including total
balances from preceding appropria-
tions of $1,04:!,r.41.47, $2,537,84(5.00 from
the general revenues of the fiscal year
ending June 30, 11)12, $63,340 from spe-
cial funds, $1,849,025.85 from the pub-
lic building fund, $104,307 from school
land rentals, $4,000 from the fire mar-
shal's fund for the year ending June
30, 1911, and $8,000 from the fire mar-
shal's fund for the coming year.
Oklahoma a Mineral State.
The importance of Oklahoma as a
mineral producing state is shown in u
report made by Mine and (311 Inspector
Boyle to Governor cruce, covering the
period from July I, 1910, to June 30,
broom corn peopje have sold theirI «■ inning that period the averasa
crop this year, in some instances, fur production .of gaa was 1.400,000,
p.s much as $'.'23 per ton, a record I uuo 01,1,1
price. There are no calamity howlers | ™ls. ' "'o report shows that
out here; they are all boosters, and I
have not come across anyone who was
not optimistic. It is something line
to mix with such people."
Stubbs' Brief Is Filed.
The brief of Governor Stubbs in the
mandamus action against Attorney
another state institution, the Missouri | (;en,,ra[ |oIm y Dawson, lias been
feet and of oil 130,000 bar.
same period 2,509,869 tons of coal
were mined in Oklahoma valued at $(!,.
424,071!."j0. The total production nf oil
was 47,450,000 barrels from 14,279 pro.
ducing wells; lead and zinc, 8,038 tous;i
asphalt, 5,713 tons; gypsum, 111,101
Topeka. Kansas. — A cooperative
store, to be operated upon the profit-
sharing basis, is being planner!-
Topeka by the Independent Socialist
league. Arrangements were formu-
lated at the last meeting of the league
to sell shares for $15, with the stipula-
tion that no one may buy more than
one share. The store will be opened
before the first of November.
A weekly Socialist paper is another
venture which this league will under-
take. The editor will be Comrade
Ilush of Oakland. The paper will also
be conducted on the co-operative plan.
A voting contest will be instituted
to select a suitable name for the payer.
i department of the school. He wants
j the university made the bureau of in-
j formation for the state government,
i for the business men, for the schools
and the cities, just as the agricul-
! tural college is becoming the director
of the farm industry of the state.
H. H. Potter Sues Editor for Damages
and Charges Him Also With
Assault to Kill.
fruit experiment station. T. E. QuiBen-
berry is superintendent of the poul-
The citizens of Mountain Grove
gave 35 acres adjoining the city for
the new station.
filed in the Supreme court, by S. D.
Bishop, attorney for the Governor.
This action was brought by the Gover-
nor lo compel the Attorney General t/>
subpoena J. E. House and compel him
to tell what he knew about certain vio
No Control Over Prisoners.
When a prisoner begins serving his
sentence the court loses jurisdiction^) t
lhe case, is the holding of Attorney
General West. Lee Williamson was
sent by the Cleveland county district
court to the penitentiary recently for
Hutchinson, Kansas.—Hart H. Pot-
ter, the banker of Turon, who was
alleged to have been horsewhipped by
( a woman compositor employed in the
OPPOSES CENTRAL ROUTE LOOP j office of the Turon Press at Turon,
Motor Car Burns Up.
Belton, Missouri.—A motor car
owned and driven by M.cCloud Pearce
skidded on an embankment near the
Morton farm north of Grandview,
rolled completely over and landed
right side up, then caught tire and
was destroyed. The occupants, W.
H. Hodkins, Mrs. Hodkins, Miss Beu-
lah Hodkins, David Wales and Mc-
Cloud Pearce, were not severely in-
Tailors May Strike Next.
New York.—The United Tailors'
Council of the United States and
Canada has named a committee to
ask the co-operation of the United
Garment workers of America in call-
ing a national strike, which would
cause a walk-out of about 300,000
State Highway Engineer Will Ask
That Original Route of New Road
Across State Be Followed.
Fayette, Missours. — Curtis Hill,
state highway engineer, said in a
speech here, to members of the Com-
j mercial Club, farmers from the county
j and representatives from towns along
I the Central Highway Route that he
| would ask Governor Hadley and the
| state board to rescind their recogni-
l tion of the loop routes which passed
I through Fayette and Booneville and
[ that the sate route pass through Fay-
j ette only, thus avoiding the loop.
Mr. Hill said that Howard county
I had done more work on its roads than
any other county in the state, except-
ing Lafayette County, and that this
route seemed more practicable than
I the other. These resons he gave for
| his change of mind and further said
i that he was sorry that he had recom-
mended the loop.
Society Gambling at Denver.
Denver, Colorado—A roulette wheel
and other gambling paraphernalia was
confiscated by Chief of Police Hamil-
ton Armstrong in a raid on the resi-
dence of Mrs. William Sexton, 1346
Sherman avenue, in the fashionable
Capitol Hill district.
Kan., ten days ago, has filed a com-
plaint for the arrest of W. B. Beams,
the editor, on the charge of assault
with intent to kill and filed a damage
suit against him.
Reams, it is charged printed in ihe
Turon Press and caused to be printed
in Hutchinson and '-other papers, in-
formation claiming that he was horse-
whipped by the woman because he had
made improper advances toward her.
Potter declares it was Reams who
called the banker to his office and ad-
ministered the lash in the form of a
broom stick and column rule. Potter
asserts he had not been guilty of un-
The warrant for the arrest of
Reams was turned over to Sheriff K.
C. Beck here who notified Reams of
the action. Mr. Reams came to Hutch-
inson and furnished bond amounting
ATTACK TWO LABOR LAWS
Railroads Claim New Missouri Laws
Are Unconstitutional—Cases Being
Heard in United States Courts.
Jefferson City, Missouri.—At the
opening of the October term of
I nied States District and Circuit
courts here by Judge Van Valken-
burg, the United States district attor-
ney and James Hagerman of St. Louis
presented arguments in equity in the
prosecutions against the Missouri,
Kansas & Texas Railroad company
for violations of laws regulating Ihe
latiots of the prohibitory law. It one year and one day. After serving
was brought, also, for the purpose of] part of the time Judge McMillan sign,
determining once for all the exact au- ed an order reducing the sentence two
thoritv of the chief executive with ret-j months and twenty days, but the pen.
erence to other -late departments. The itentiary warden declined to honor tha
brief contains forty printed pages and order without approval of tho attorney
contains dozens of citations of law and general .
court opinions upholding tho Gover
nor's contention that he has authority
to "direct' the attorney general. Railway Must Supply Cars.
The constitutionality of the demur,
rage act of the legislature of 11>05, Ok.
lahoma Territory, is upheld in an opiu.
ion of Supreme Court Commissioner
Inheritance Tax Law Pays.
During the two years the Kansas in
Aeritance tax law lias been adminis-! u. Ames, affirming the judgment o(
tered approximately $325,000 has been t hu county court of Caddo county in
charged by the state tax commission ! the case brought by W. W. Beatty lo
against shares of estates. Probably recover a penalty against the Rock!
hours of labor of trainmen and leie- more than half this has been paid into Island railway company of $1 per day*
graph operators. These prosecutions Ihe stale county treasuries. About
were instituted some time ago against $30,000 has been collected from non
the railroad by the government. Mr. resident estates.
Hagerman, who represents the rail-
road, is attacking the constitutionality
of both laws.
per tar for alleged failure to furnish
cars for movement of freight Iron*
Verden to Chickasha.
COSTS MONEY TO KEEP CLEAN
Country Spends $104,000,000 for Laun-
dry Work—100,000 Men And Wo-
To Support Express Co. Tax.
Attorney General West has field
with the supreme court of the United
States the state's brief in the'case of
Wells, Fargo &. Co. against the state
auditor testing the validity of the
tax law of 1910. The
Stamp Hog Cholera,
J. 11. Mercer, state live stock and
sanitary commissioner, i£ deeply inter-
ested in that part of his work pertain-
ing to the stamping out of hog cholera
in the state. The serum cure that was
Alcohol Plant Burns.
Peoria, Illinois.—The feedhouse of
the Atlas Distillery was destroyed by
fire. The building was a four-story
affair and Its walls crumbled within
15 minutes. The losses will aggregate
Burglar Slays Aged Man.
Springfield, Missouri.—Paulis Gard-
ner, an aged groceryman, was shot
and instantly killed by a burglar who
entered his store at 6:30.
Two Fruit Shows This Winter.
Columbia, Mo.—The Missouri state
i board of horticulture announces two
j big gruit shows. The first will be
at Hannibal, November 15, and the
other at Columbia, January 9 to 12.
Eight Horses Burned.
Leavenworth, Kansas.—The stock
yards sale stables burned here cremat-
ing eight horses. The loss is $3,000.
Cowgill's Ex-Mayor Paroled.
Jefferson City, Missouri—Robert A.
McCray, ex-mayor of Cowgill, was
released from the penitentiary on a
sick parole. He was convicted in
Crawford county for forgery and sen-
tenced to serve three years.
Tornado in Indiana.
Hillsboro, Ind.—A tornado struck
this town demolishing every building
on the main street. So far as is
known no one was killed, although
several are said to have been injured
ind close escapes were many.
Kansas Postoffice Robbed.
Pittsburg, Kansas.—The postoffice
at Mulberry, 15 miles northeast of
here, has been robbed of one regis-
tered package containing $10,000 be-
longing to the Sheridan Coal com-
pany, sent here to pay off the miners.
Cloudburst Drowns a Farmer.
Maryvllle, Missouri.—John Dean
and his family, who were returning
in a wagon to their home near here
were caught in a cloudburst and wag-
on and occupants washed into a ra-
vine and Dean drowned.
May Recapture Wu Chang.
Pekin, China.—The Chinese foreign
board has issued an optimistic com-
munication announcing the arrival of
troops at Hankow and anticipating the
speedy recapture of Wu Chang and
Han Yang. Nine troop trains have
left Pao Ting Fu. All the soldiers are
in excellent spirits. Late advices from
Hankow say three thousand govern-
ment troops are encamped outside of
Free After Killing Husband.
Hampton, Iowa.—After being out 35
minutes the jury in the case of Mrs.
Aleta Rush, charged with the murder
of her husband here, returned a ver-
dict •! not guilty. She established
the fact that her life had been
threatened by her husband three
weeks before the shooting
gross revenue tax iaw ui . ..= starte(1 a vear or more ago has proved
KU't was brought in the federal ooiut gucceBgfui ullci t|le serum department
men Find Employment. for the Western district of Oklahoma, #t ||]e Agrleultural college la aa lm.
„. , . — , here the express company was given tRnt branch nuw of that institution.
Washington, D. C -Steam laun- Hn injunction. The state appealed. J|r M however, declared that in
dries in the United States collected The express company claimed that the „rder tliat the serum cure might have
$104,000,000 for work done by them tax is an Interference with interstate cha[H;e do Kcneral gooU the stock
in 1909 and gave employment to 118,- i commerce. The state asserts that tho
654 persons. Salaries and wages I tax is no more interference than would
amounted to $53,008,000, materials J be an ordinary ad valorem tax.
used, $17,676,000, and miscellaneous I
All Assessments Certified.
The state auditor has certified all
state, county and public service cor-
poration assessments to the
expenses, $14,483,000, leaving a profit
of $29,500,000, which is equal to 42
per cent on the $68,935,000 of capital
invested, and indicates that the busi-
ness is highly profitable.
A Kansas Girl Wounded.
Ottawa, Kansas.—With a gun he
had just loaded to go squirrel hunt-
ing William Hickox, 14 years old, ae-
cidently shot Hazel Lyons, the 6-year-
old sister of his hunting companion
in the yard of the Lyons home.
Motor Car Exploded Gas.
Iola, Kansas.—B. M. Barber, city
electrician, was severely -burned and
a new motor car destroyed by fire
when an explosion of gas occurred
near the plant of the lola Portland
A. H. T. A. at Topeka.
Topeka, Kansas.—About 300 mem-
bers of the Kansas Anti-Horse Thief
association have arrived in Topeka
for the state meeting of the associa-
tion. About two thousand men from
all parts of the state are expected to
attend the meetings.
raisers and farmers must help by keep,
ing I heir feed lots and peus clean utW
Underground Water Supply.
' The U. S. Geological Survey d!s.
lerks of | cusses at some length the geology and
the various counties with the excep-
tion of express company valuations,
which have not been distributed. The
companies unanimously refused to list
their property by counties as asked by
the board of equalization, according to
underground waters of Kansas as welt
as its surface waters. The report alsu
contains a discussion of the quality of
the underground waters of each of tha
104 counties in the state and includes
large number of chemical analyses
a statement from the auditor's office, I of water, both sui .ace and under,
contending that the board had no pow- j ground. The report should be of na
er to assess them. Thfs question will little Interest and value to the people
be tested In the courts. of Kansas.
See Star by Daylight.
Springfield, Missouri.—A large star
plainly visible in the daylight
attracted the attention of hundreds
of persons on the streets here. Groups
stood at nearly every corner view-
ing the phenomenon.
Boosted Good Roads.
I.ebo, Kansas.—Thirty motor cars
loaded with good roads boosters made
a trip over 125 miles of Osage county
roads and visited several towns in
that county and Lebo in the northwest
corner of Coffey county.
To License Rabbit Hunters.
Rabbit hunters take notice: Perhaps
yon don't know it, but you cannot
shoot rabbits in Kansas without a
hunter's license, according to a decree
Issued by the last legislature in the
new fish and game law. Always in
the days gone by it ha3 been the prlv.
liege of any man to shoot cottontails
or jackrabbits in Kansas without a li-
cense. The 'aw went into effect last
Mnrch, but the real rabbit shooting
soason does not begin until about this
Busy Building Season for Schools.
The last three months has been the
busiest in Kansas in the building ot
new country school houses. During
July, August and September the state
school fund commission bought $254,-
300 worth of bonds for new; school
houses and additions. There were
eighty-one country districts and twq
city boards of education that made im-
provements during the period, and th s
Is the largest amount ever issued in
the same length of time for tlia sani^
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