The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 25, 1913 Page: 2 of 8
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THE CLIPPER* MSNNBSSKY. OKLAHOMA.
HE SAVED ABABY FROM FIRE
A Kansas City Restaurant Keeper Got
Infant After Bed Was
Kansas City.—(J. N. Klce, a restau-
rant owner, saved Delbert Hartwig, a
6-month-old Infant, from death in a
fire at 902 East Nineteenth street the
The child, the son of Otto Hartwig,
was asleep In a room with older chil-
dren who were playing with matches.
Furnishings caught fire and the other
Children ran. leaving the infant, ltiee,
-whose restaurant is below tlie Hartwig
apartments, heard the screams of the
children. He ran into the room, which
was filled with smoke, and carried the
baby to safety. The bed had caught
fire and the child was slightly burned,
itice was burned on the face and
KANSAS CITY BARBER SLAIN
Stephen D. Marshall Killed by Police-
man After Shooting Into
Kansas City.—Stephen D. Marshall,
proprietor of a barber shop at 1201
Grand avenue, was shot and instantly
killed by Detective U Ij. Hurscough,
at the northwest corner of Eighth
street and Grand avenue, after Mar-
shall had fired three shots, two of
them, at least, apparently at random,
find wounded Joseph Simpson and Jo-
At the time the shooting occurred
many people were on or about the cor-
ner. A group of rhaps fifteen, some
of them women and children, stood
waiting for cars, near where stood
Marshall, when he fired the shots, and
later was killed.
MORE WHEAT SOWN IN 1913
Largest Area Ever Planted, Says
Government Report, and Its Con-
dition is 97 Per Cent.
Washington.—The area sown to win-
ter wheat this year is the largest on
record, the Aggricultural Department
announces. The total area is 36,506,-
000 acres, an increase of 5,119,000
avres over the area sown a year ago,
though the statisticians of the depart-
ment have announced a revision of
last year's area, inaing it .13,618,000
acres, so that on that basis this year's
ilncrease is 2,880,000 acres or 8.G per
cent. The present condition of the
.crop is 97.2, the highest since 1902,
and compared with 94.2 a year ago
and a ten-year December average of
HYDE TO FACE ANOTHER JURY
Accused Slayer of Kansas City Philan-
thropist to Be Tried Again in
Kansas City.—Deffinite assurances
iiave been given Floyd Jacobs, county
prosecutor, that the necessary bills
for the trial of the Hyde case early
next year will be paid by the county
Judge Gilbert of the county court
asked Mr. Jacobs to prepare an esti-
mate of the expenses of the next trial,
so that the court could make some pro-
vision for taking care of it. Mr. Ja-
cobs promised to do that at once. The
fourth trial of Dr. 1!. Clark Hyde for
the murder of Col. Thomas Swope
is set for January 3 in Judge Porter-
NO CAR0BA0 COURT MARTIAL
If a Trial Were Ordered the Officers
Would Not Convict Their
Washington.—The Carabao dinner
incident probably will go into army
and navy archives through a repri-
mand and not through court-martial of
the officers who produced the skits at
the organization's dinner the other
day. Secretary Garrison and Secre-
tary Daniels are reported to have
reached the conclusion that no court-
martial of army or naval officers
would render a verdict of guilty in the
case of brother officers charged with
something which no service man will
admit was worth dignifying into an
TO LOOK INTO THAW'S SANITY
Fugitive to Be Examined by Board of
Alienists Appointed by
Concord, N. H.—A commission to
examine Harry K. Thaw to determine
whether his liberty under bail would
be dangerous to public safety was an-
nounced in a rescript issued by Judge
Aldrich in the federal court. The com-
mission is to consist of Prank S.
Streeter, Concord; I)r. Morton Prince,
Boston; Dr. George A. Bluinmer,
superintendent of Butler hospital for
the insane, Providence, R. 1., and I)r.
Charles P. Bancroft, superintendent of
the New Hampshire state hospital for
the insane. Concord.
Disbarred for Malpractice.
Iowa City, la.—Franklin H. Kimball,
a young attorney, was disbarred by
Judge Howell for obtaining a fraud-
ulent judgment for a client and for
sending a witness outside the jurisdic-
tion of the pourt. Kimball offered no
Bailey Sells Stock Farm.
Lexington, Ky—Ex-Senator Joseph
Bailey of Gainesville, Tex., has sold
the Faii'lands stock farm near here
Mr. Halley for years lias been breeding
harness horses at the Fairland farm.
ARTILLERY OF MEXICAN CONSTITUTIONALISTS
This photograph, showing part of the artillery under the command of Gen. Alberto Rasgado, was taken dur-
ing the battle of Morelos.
KILLED 38 MINERS
ONLY TWO MEN SURVIVED DUST
EXPLOSION IN A COLORADO
BODIES TERRIBLY MANGLED
The Shock Strong Enough to Shake
Mountain Like an Earthquake
—Most of the Dead Were
New Castle, Colo.—Coal dust in a
tunnel driven far back in a mountain
blew up; a puff of smoke shot from
the mouth of a mine: the whole moun-
tain rocked as if by an earthquake,
and thirty-eight men. trapped by the
explosion, were killed.
The men in charge of the rescue
work at the Vulcan mine of the Rocky
Mountain Fuel Company here summar-
ized the explosion as follows:
Men in mine forty; rescued alive,
two; dead, thirty-eight, including
every man working in the lower level.
Among the dead are L. L. Crawford,
mine forman, and I., Walters, fire boss.
All the victims were married and all
except six or eight were Americans,
most of them sons of ranchmen and
business men of New Castle and the
Throughout the afternoon and night
the work of bringing out bodies
progressed slowly. Wives and chil-
dren of the victims crowded about the
mouth of the mine, hysterical in their
grief. Father J. P. Carrigan of Glen-
wood Springs near here, hurried to
New Castle at the first news of the
explosion. Among the first of the
rescuers, the priest pushed into the
smoking pit, penetrating the entire
mine in search of any victims still
alive to whom he might administer the
last rites of the Church.
Before sundown the entire mine had
been cleared of gas, and a thorough
exploration convinced the rescuers
that there was no hope of finding any
of the thirty-eight entombed men alive.
One of the pathetic incidents of res-
cue work was when Harry Meese, a
youth, emerged from the manway car
rying, unaided, the body of his father.
Voung Meese was one of the first
rescue men to enter the mine. It was
his father he sought and he left the
rescue crew and wandered about the
working, puided only by the flash of
his electric torch, until he came upon
that for which he searched. Meese
carried the body a mile through a lane
of death, home to his mother.
KANSAS POSSE KILLS A MAN
Rolla Harvey Had Attempte to Shoot
the Marshal of Bonner
Honner Springs, Kan.—A posse
which stood by the light of a circle of
watch fires during the night, to see
that their quarry did not escape in
tiie fog, shot and killed Jlolla Harvey,
a laborer, at Ins home here, when he
refused to surrender.
A few hours before Harvey had fired
at W. C. Eastling, the town marshal,
at point blank range with a 45-caliber
revolver, when Eastling asked Harvey
why he was on the street so late at
night. The left side of Eastling's face
was blackened by power.
Harvey shot H. C. Webber, a citi-
zen member of the posse, in the right
thigh in the fight which preceded
Harvey's death. Deputy Prosecutor
Ward and Sheriff Lee Hinch of Wyan-
dotte county expressed the opinion
that, so far as they had been able to
ascertain, the shooting of Harvey was
Justifiable. The noise of the shooting
aroused the town. For more than air
hour the citizens remained indoors for
fear of the bullets that swept into
main street of the village.
The dead man was suspected of
ROBBED BY MOTOR BANDITS
Kansas City Jeweler Relieved of $2,OCX)
Worth of Diamonds by the
Kansas City.—George Goldman of L.
Goldman Sons, jewelers, 1307 Grand
avenue, was showing two trays of
twenty-four diamond rings each to a
prosperous looking man and woman in
the store about 9:30 o'clock at night.
His brother, Fred Goldman, was help-
ing and A. F. Hartman stood nfear by
in the repair department.
As George turned toward the cus-
tomers he saw the man and woman
raise their hands. Two streams of
liquid struck him in the face, blinding
him for a moment.
At that instant the man and woman
seized a tray each and ran for the
door. At the curb was a Ford motor
car, its engine running, a second man
at the wheel, and the wheels turned
out ready for a quick start. The man
and woman jumped in and the car
sped west on Thirteenth street and
disappeared. The diamonds were
valued at $2,000. The police have no
clue to the thieves.
SANTA FE BUYS A RAILROAD
The Big System Gets Control of a
Seventy-Mile Road Between
Guthrie and El Reno.
Guthrie. Okla.—The Atchison, To-
peka & Santa Fe Railroad has pur-
chased tiie St. Louis, El Reno &■ West-
ern, a 70-mile line between Guthrie
and El Reno, which has tieen operated
for four years as a part of the Fort
Smith & Western system The Santa
Fe will take control January 1 and
then do away with a short line between
Seward and Navina, this county.
Wilson's First Cabinet Dinner.
W ashington.—The first cabinet din-
ner under tiie present administration
was given by the President and Mrs.
Wilson at the White House recently.
Besides the members of the cabinet
an their wives or daughters, the Vice-
President and Mrs. Marshall, Secre-
tary Tumulty and some close friends
of the Wilson family were invited.
The English cabinet has decided
against official representation of
Great Britain at the Panama-Pacific
Mrs Kate Woods Kay, president of
the Civic Club and a suffrage leader at
Gary, Ind., will be appointed president
I of the safety board. Mayor Knott an-
i nounced. Mrs Kay will be head of
the police and fire departments.
Saloon Got Hospital Food.
San Francisco.—Discovery that em-
ployes of the city hospital have been
ptealing food and selling it to saloon
keepers to serve as free lunch was an-
nounced 1>y Acting Mayor Jennings,
who has been investigating.
Marshall to Lecture, Too.
Washington.—Vice President Mar-
shall. signing up for a chuutauqua tour,
stipulated that there should be no side
shows where he lectured and that his
title should not be used.
Ninety-two thousand dollars Is given
or lent annually by Harvard College
to needy students, according to figures
published 1 y the college authorities.
An investigation of business condi-
tions, with a view to determining
whether there is any justification for
curtailment in production, is being con-
ducted by officials of the government
James A. Marshall, physician of the
state boy reformatory at Pontiac, 111..
I was found guilty of treating the pris-
oners with cruelty and his removal
was directed by the state civil service
ONE OF MERCADO'S SOLDIERS
KILLED ON AMERICAN
SIDE OF BORDER.
WARNING SENT TI) FEDERALS
Commander of Huerta's Troops Told
That He Must Prevent His Men
From Crossing the Bound-
Presidio, Tex.—An exchange of
shots between Mexican and American
soldiers on the American line two
miles west of Presidio resulted in the
death of Luis Orozco, a federal regu-
lar, from the army of General Mer-
The Mexicans fired the first shots.
Orozco, who lived several hours, ad-
mitted that ne and his companion had
crossed to the American side with a
note and that when they were halted
by the American s.ntries they fired.
As soon as the shooting across the
border became known at United
States army headquarters a warning
was sent to the federal commander
that the shooting must not be re-
According to eye witnesses, the
American soldiers on duty near where
the shooting took place were informed
that federal soldiers were hiding
three hundred yards from the river
on the American side. The Ameri-
cans went Jo investigate. Two Mexi-
cans started running toward the river.
The patrol called to them to halt.
The only answer was a shot from a
rifle of one of the fleeing Mexicans.
Then the Americans returned the fire
and one of the federals dropped. The
other continued firing as he ran.
Orozco to Fight Huerta.
The City of Mexico.—Pasquale
Orozco, one of the federal generals,
has rebelled against General Huerta.
He has sent a telegram to the war
office saying he and l>is men would
take the field against Huerta unless
Huerta allows him $3,000 weekly for
himself and men. It was understood
that tfie federal soldiers have only
about 1 million rounds of cartridges
left. The shipment reported to have
been sent from Japan failed to arrive.
"M.ce Favorable" to Wilson.
Washington.—St^te Department of-
ficials expressed the opinion that con-
ditions in Mexico were "more favor-
a'tle." No intimation was given as to
the nature of changes in the situation
regarded as indicating improvement.
THAWED FROZEN DYNAMITE
Two Men Killed and Another Seri-
ously Injured by Explosion in
Kansas City.—Thawing frozen dy-
namite was fatal to William Wasmer,
1*2 years old. and Karl Wade, 25 years
old.,, and caused the dangerous injury
of George Jones, when the dynamite
exploded shortly after 9 o'clock in the
morning at the rock crushing camp of
Corrigan & McGee at Twenty-fourth
street and Manchester avenue. The
explosion was so severe that it broke
windows in the neighborhood and as
far away as Sixteenth street and Cam-
bridge avenue, a mile distant.
Wreck a Carnegie Library.
Oberlin, O.—Vandals have wrecked
the interior of the new Carnegie li-
brary here which is used jointly by
Oberlin College and the town. Hooks
and magazines were thrown about in
great confusion and all card index
Kept His Father In Chains.
St. l,ouis.— Max Glazier, ."0 years
old, was found by the police here
chained to the floor of a room in the
rear of a butc her shop run by his son,
STATE CAPITAL GOSSIP
Hawkins Pardon Pronounced Void.
Following in all of its important fea-
tures the law laid down by Judge
Thomas H. Doyle in the opinion ia
the George Crump pardon case. Judge
| Henry M. Furman, in the criminal
Bartlesville.—Bartlesville will here- ; rourt of appeals handed down an opin-
rfter have an adequate supply of wa- j ion holding that the conditional par-
ter at all times. At a meeting be- j don granted by Lieutenant Governor
tween A. P. Watson of the state i ,r. J. McAlester in September, 1911, to
WATER FOR BARTLESVILLE
New Dam to Be Built in Caney River
and Reservoir Constructed
corporation commission. Mayor C. A.
Lamm, city commissioners and a rep-
resentative of the Bartlesville Water
Copany, it was agreed that the water
company should construct a huge dam
ir the Caney river that will hold mil
lions of gallons of water. The com-
pany will start at once the construc-
tion of the dam.
Mr. Watson also stated that as soon
as the supreme court passes upon a
case now pending in court relative to
telephone rates, the matter of lower
rates for Bartlesville will be pressed.
If the decision is favorable to patrons
of the line it means that the Pioneer
Telephone and Telegraph Company
will have to return a vast sum of
money for overcharges. This suit is
now pending in the supreme court on
Nelson Hawkins, serving a forty-year
sentence in the penitentiary for mur-
der, is void and of no effect.
The court finds that the parole was
issued and signed at 9:56 o'clock on
the morning of September 21, 1911,
and that Governor Cruce crossed the
state line on his return to his office
one hour before that time, which, in
itself, according to the court, invali-
dated the pardon for the reason that
the governor was in the state and Mc-
Alester had no right to perform the
duties of the chief executive.
The fact that it was a conditional
parole also figured against Hawkins.
That, according to the court, would
have Invalidated it by reason of the
governor's revocation order. A condi-
tional parole, the court holds in this
opinion as in the Crump case, must
| be accepted by the person to whom
Chief Sam Is Being Probed | it is issued before it is of legal effect
If any action is taken against the and binding. HaUkins had not ac-
negro calling himself Chief Alfred ; cepted the parole at the time the gov-
Sam, who is collecting large accounts [ ernor issned an executive order re-
of money from members of his race voking it.
in Oklahoma under the impression Every contention of the governor in
that they are to be given transpor- the fight against Hawkins' release oil
tation to Africa, it will probably be the strength of the parole is sustained
done through the federal government, by the court.
From several sections have come, At the time the parole was issued
complaints that his scheme was a Hawkins secured his release from the
swindle, and that many negroes were penitentiary, but was soon arrested
being humbugged. The coi^laints an(j recommitted tov the penitentiary,
have come to Governor Cruce. He renewed his fight for liberty soon
Recently the governor communicat- after the criminal court's decision in
ed with County Attorney Tom Hazel- the case of tleorge Crump, who was
wood of Okfuskee county, asking him pardoned only several months ago by
to make some investigation of the McAlester while the governor was in
matter. County Attorney Hazelwood Kansas City.
replies that he had the negro Sam Tile conviction of Daniel Narcome,
arrested for obtaining money under and Jim Franks, two full blood In-
false pretenses, but when it catne to dians, for the murder of Isaaa Kernal
prosecuting him, witnesses were in Hughes county in the early part of
friends of the negro and it was im- 1912, and for which they have each
possible to secure any conviction, received five-year sentences in the
Attorney Hazelwood says that if it Liquor which, acording to the testi-
is a swindle it is open and above mony the Indians called "medicine,"
board and there is no secret about it. figured prominently in the tragedy.
The matter has. however, been penitentiary, is affirmed in an opinion
called to the attention of I). H. Line- by Judge Doyle.
baugh. United States district attorney .
for the east side The Boley Pro-
gress, a paper printed in the interests
of the negroes at Boley, has for the
past seve al weeks published war-
To Celebrate Anniversary.
A plant to celebrate Oklahoma's
twenty-fifth anniversary, April 22,
. ■ 1914, with a grand carnival and iubi-
nings for the negroes not to patronize . . , , J,
... , lee in Oklahoma City, was aunched
Sam. saving that the proposition is a , .. . .. '' , . '
ying that the propositi
scheme to get money from them for
which they can get nothing in return.
Sam's purpose is to buy a vessel at
New York upon which he proposes to
embark several hundred negroes and
send them b'ck to Africa, where they
are to be given homes. The negroes
are to pledge $25 each fo pay their
at a meeting of the Chamber of Com-
merce. Every town and city in the
state will be asked to participate.
Every citizen of the state will be
asked to take part in the ceremonies
to commemorate the opening of the
country, to rejoice over the accom-
plishments of the first twenty-five
years and to express their hopes for
the future. Oklahoma, one of the
1 youngest of the states, will advertise
Home For President Brooks tbe pr0gress made in the first quarter
A home for the president of the < century of her history.
state university at Norman not to A commi„ee was appointed bv
cost more than $15,000, was author- Presldpnt s M nloyd to perfect plans
ized by the state board of education for the cplpbration and to c0.0perate
at the regular monthly meeting. The with thp cjv,c orE,aniz3tions of the
erection of the building will he under 8ta(e ln makjng the movement state.
the direction of the board of affairs. wide Tb(, comraittee is composed of
The $15,000 was placed as the limit thp followlng members of the Cham-
on the cost of the home, though the brr of rommprCp: K. K f!avlord,
board may designate any amount less chalrman; (i n atone Pau, M Popei
than that. The proposition of erect- E Massev and g E Rea|ty
ing a home for the president of the „ bag bPen suggeBte(i that everv
university has been considered by the town )n thp state bp rppref!pntprt bv
board of education for some time, and a float whicb wi„ bp entPrpd jn a
it was consider*' now the opportune Krand carniv„ parade to takp placp at
"me- noon on April 22. Large cash prizes
The board elected Dr. C. R. Day of will probably be offered to the towns
this city as dean of the state medical entering the most original and attrac-
school to fill the vacancy caused by tive floats.
the resignation of Dr. W. J. Jolly,
who has been dran of the Institution Gable He?ds Tahlequah Normal,
since the resignation of Dr. Williams Prof. G w Gable sllI)erintondent
some months ago. The board heard of thp rbPcoitah ^hoois. his been
reports from the state orphanage at oboppn the npw preBi(lent pf the Btat9
Pryor and the hoys' training school normal at Tahlpquah by the state
at Pauls Valley, r.nd both institutions
seem to be progressing favorably.
board of education, and will assume
charge of that institution January 1.
He succeds W. E. Gill, who resigned
Make Them Pay Up. a short 'time ago to enter the race
A proposed order was issued by the ^or *'lf> democratic nomination for
corporation commission, addressed to s,a'e superintendent of public instruc-
all telephone companies operating in tlcn'
Oklahoma, having any verbal or writ- More ,han twenty applications were
ten agreements with connecting com- on w^h the board for the place
panies for the transmission of toll or an(^ re(iuired most of the day for
long distance messages requiring them *he board members to reach an agree-
to make remittance to such connect- raent-
Ing company for all such business on
or before the 20th of the succeeding Oil Order Is Suspended.
month They are also required to The corporation commission by
continue their connections until such journal entry, suspended temporarily
time as they might be relieved by ap- the order recently made fixing prices
peal to an order of the commission. ! at which coal oil and gasolene should
The commission set January 13 as be sold in some ten or twelve counties
the date for hearing any objection or in the northwestern part "f the state,
companies are involved in both prop- The request was made .^ot week by
ositions, and the order is suspended representatives of oil companies fol-
for the purpose of considering the ter- "
ritory as a whole in whatever is fin-
Calvin Wants Depot
The Rock Island railway depot at
Calvin burned down in,. January 0f,uP ,0 an(' including Dec. 1 totaled
lowing a hearing that would probably
result in the commission fixing a price
on oil ln other portions of the state.
Cotton Figures for Oklahoma County
Cotton ginned in Oklahoma county
9,220 bales within the county up to
and including the same date last year.
this year and no attempt has been
made by the railroad company to
erect an adequate building for the , "Kures are furnished by R. E.
accommod'ition of the public, accord- federal cotton reporter for
Ing to a complaint filed with the cor- (,klul'om!l county,
poration commission, signed by citi- Submitted for Reformatory Cells
zens of that place, this week It is The bid submitted by the Pauley
raid an old car affords the only ex- -Tail Company, of St. Louis, for the
cuse for a depot ther^ now. The peo- steel cell work in the new reforma-
ple of that town war' the corporation ,or>' Granite, is the lowest receive !
commission to see that a new build-, by the state board of affairs for the
ing is provided soor , work.
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