The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 23, 1914 Page: 2 of 10
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THE CLIPPER, HENNESSEY. OKLAHOMA.
Killing of Madero Marked Begin-
ning of Despotism.
MADE VAIN BOAST TO TAFT
Dictator Declared He Would Restore
Peace at Once, but Refusal of
United States to Recognize
Him Assured His Downfall.
Vlctoriano Huerta took oath as pro-
visional president of Mexico February
13, 1913, the day after President Fran-
cisco I. Madero. Jr., had been ar-
rested at the national palace.
Three days later Madero and Jose
Maria Pino Suarez, vice-president,
were shot to death while on a mid
night ride under guard from the pal-
ace to the penitentiary. The precise
manner of their death has never been
One of Huerta's first acts as provi-
sional president was to telegraph Will-
lam H. Taft, then president of the
United States, the following message:
"I have the honor to inform you
that 1 have overthrown the govern-
ment. The forces are with me, and
from now on peace and prosperity will
PROVOKES CIVIL WAR.
The Mexican republic, however, waa
at once plunged into civil war again,
notwithstanding the issuance by
Huerta of a proclamation of general
amnefity. The Sonora state congress
officially repudiated the provisional
government before Huerta settled
himself comfortably in the presidential
Zapata, revolutionary leader to the
south of the capital, after negotiating
a few days with the new regime, went
back to his guerrilla campaign.
8alazar, one of the highest generals
In the army, denounced Huerta.
Carranza, constitutionalist leader in
Chihuahua, assailed Huerta in a bitter
statement made public at San Anto-
Francisco Villa announced himself
an adherent of Madero anil joined the
Pasqual Oroz-co of the clan of the
northern revolutionists was the lone
notable figure among the disaffected
who declared foj the new government.
TAFT LEAVES PROBLEM.
President Taft, nearing the end of
his term, left to his successor the
problem of adjusting diplomatic rela-
tions with Mexico. To W'oodrow Wil-
son Huerta sent felicitations on the
day of the American president's In-
Hampered at the outset of his ad-
ministration by the refusal of the
United States to recognise him. Huer-
ta soon faced growing difficulties In
raising funds to run his government.
His uneasy hold on affairs was weak-
ened by minor constitutionalist vic-
tories In the north and by recurring
rumors of a break with Felix Diaz,
nephew of Porflrio Diaz and Huerta's
ally In the overthrow of Madero.
HUERTA CALLS ELECTION.
May 1 Huerta announced that he
xrould urge congresH to call elections
!n October to choose his successor.
The congress selected October 26 as
the date of the election, and a decree
to that effect was Issued by Huerta
Feliz Diaz, who had announced him-
self as a candidate for the presidency,
was sent to Japan July 17.
Henry I-ane Wilson, American am-
bassador. was recalled to Washington,
and Nelson O'Shaughnessy, charge
d affaires, was left in charge of Amer-
ican interests In Mexico.
REJECTS PEACE EFFORT.
Early in August it became Known
that President Wilson intended to
send John lJnd, former governor of
Minnesota, to Mexico as his personal
representative in an endeavor to ar-
range a basis for the republic's peace.
Huerta announced that he would not
tolerate foreign Interference
Nevertheless Mr. Lind delivered hts
note from Prenident Wilson.
Huerta rejected all proposals made
by the American government, chief
of which were the suggestions that
he resign and not be a candidate elec-
Relations between Mexico and the
United States became acute. President
Wilson proclaimed his policy in an ad-
dress before congress to which was
attached the correspondence between
Mr Lind and the Huerta administra-
HUERTA ARRESTS DEPUTIES.
Huerta was attacked in the Mexican
senate October 5 by Senator Domin-
guez. who had the hardihood to speak
what was in the minds of himp.elf and
some of his colleagues. I)oinlnguez
The chamber of deputies adopted a j
resolution calling for an investigation, j
To this Huerta's reply was dramatic i
and swift. He marched a column of I
troops to the deputies' chamber,
seized 110 of them and threw them ,
Through Mr. O'Shaughnessy the
United States made representations j
against violence to the imprisoned
In the election campaign certain in-
fluence close to the dictator worked
for his return to the presidency, with
Seneral lilauauei hi* running male.
and lent color to the persistent report
that Huerta really desired to be
elected and that his pretenses to the
contrary were a sham.
U. S. DEMANDS HE RESIGN.
When it became certain that the
elections had resulted in no constitu-
tional choice on account of the failure
of voters to go to the polls, the Amer-
ican government peremptorily called
on him to resign.
In a statement to the diplomatic
corps November 9 Huerta announced
that he would declare the result of the
election null and order another eleo-
November 12 Huerta refused to ac-
cede to the American demand for his
resignation, and Mr. Lind left Mexico
City for Vera Cruz.
Meantime the United States dis-
patched warships to the Mexican coast
and Americans continued to leave
U. 8. VEERS TO CARRAN2A.
Definite proposals were made by
the United States to Carranza and his
Several of the European powers,
notably Great llrltain, Germany and
France, gave strong support to the
policy of the United States.
The constitutionalists grew stronger
and continued their advance to the
south. They captured Victoria, Chi-
huhua, Juarez and Tuliacan.
The situation became so critical
that Great Hrltain, Germany, France,
Spain and Japan ordered warships to
Fighting continued at Tampico and
many other centers Torreon soon
was taken by the constitutionalists.
RAISES EMBARGO ON ARMS.
An embargo placed on the exporta-
tion of arms from the United States to
Mexico was raised early in February
of the present year.
A large number of American troops
were concentrated on the border, and
the American fleet In Mexican waters
The constitutionalists advanced on
Torreon and Monterey. The former
place was captured early in April.
Then came the departure of Mr.
Lind from Vera Cruz and the arrest
of a parry of American bluejackets at
Tampico. for which an apology and
salute were demanded by the United
States and refused by Huerta
AMERICANS TAKE VERA CRUZ.
April 21 American bluejackets and
marines were landed at Vera Cruz in
consequence of the reported arrival of
a large consignment of arms and am-
munit'on for Huerta. A number of
Americans were killed in the street
fighting. The Mexicans retired and
destroyed a portion of the railroad
and the Americans held the port.
Shortly after a mediation proposal
from Argentina, Brazil and Chile was
accepted. A conference ensued at Ni-
In the interval American troops re-
lieved the bluejackets at Vera Cruz.
These have since remained in occupa-
tion of the port.
Tampico and Zacatecas fell Into the
constitutionalists' hands and the vic-
torious armies continued their march
on Mexico City, where rumors were in
circulation for many weeks of the res-
ignation of Huerta.
With Huerta's retirement the con-
stitutionalists feel that their revolu-
tion has virtually triumphed They
turned against him the moment he
overthrew Madero, the constitutional
president of Mexico, in February, 1912,
and have waged war with unrelenting
vigor ever since.
U. 8. TROOP8 REMAIN IDLE.
The prospect of an early solution of
the Mexican problem gave both presi-
dent Wilson and Secretary Bryan
much Joy, naturally American forces
will not be withdrawn from Vera Cruz
until a stable government has been es-
tablished in Mexico City and recogni-
tion has been accorded the new gov-
The feeling is general, however, that
if Carranza gives guarantees to politi-
cal offenders as well as the people
generally recognition will be prompt-
ly extended by the United States and
other nations of Central and South
America, as well as Europe.
LAWYER IN PLACE OF POWER
For the First Time In History Mex-
ican Republic Has a Civilian In
Mexico City.—Francisco Carbajal
1s forty-four years old, a native of
the state of Cainpeche, and a lawyer
Almost ever since the start of his
career he has occupied posts in the
Judiciary. In the Madero administra-
tion he was a senator, but relin-
quished his post to re-enter the su-
preme court, of which he was chief
Justice at the time General Huerta ap-
pointed him minister of foreign rela-
When General Porfirlo Diaz deter
mined in 1911 to treat with the Made-
ro revolutionists, Senor Carbajal pro-
ceeded to Juarez as his commissioner
Senor Carbajal has a reputation for
possessing considerable Intellectual
force and independence of character
His demeanor Is quiet. He shuns the
exuberance in verbiage and gesticu-
lation to which Ijatin-Amerieuns are
prone. He is courteous, but a man
of few words and little given to elabo-
Besides, he is neat and well
groomed In appearance His features
Indicate pure European descent, with-
out any admixture of Indian blood.
Altogether he* is a man who con-
veys an Impression of reserve power.
He Is a good man of business.
His probity has never been ques-
tioned. He has been sagacious and
successful In Investments and, while
not rich, is a man of Independent
means, lie is a man of family.
SECRETARY AND SUPERINTEN
DENT ARE NAMED FOR
OTHER NEWS OF STATE HOUSE
What the Various State Officials Have
Done the Past Week, of General
Public Interest.—Items about
Various Boards, Etc.
Oklahoma City, Onla.—
Ira Mitchell of Wynnewood, was
elected secretary of the state capitol
building commission, and Edward P.
Boyd of Oklahoma City, was appoint
ed superintendent of construction by
the state capitol building commission-
Boyd, who will exercise complete
supervision over the construction of
the capitol building and the executive
mansion, is an employe of the federal
government, under the supervising
architect to the treasury department
at Washington. He supervised the
construction of the federal bulidings
at Enid and Oklahoma City, and at
present is supervising the construc
tion of the federal building at Mus-
In order to accept the position of
superintending the construction of the
Oklahoma capitol. it will be necessary
for Boyd to secure a furlough from the
government, which has been assured
him by the president. Boyd is said
to have had a varied and extensive
experience in construction work, par-
ticularly government buildings. He
was for a number of years head drafts-
man of the treasury department, and
was chief United States architect in
the Philippines, supervising the work
of constructing many important build-
ings in Manila.
Reports on Value of Pen Property.
The value of all property owned by
the state at the McAlester peniten-
tiary, is $1,295,840.18, according to an
inventory recently taken of the prop
erty under his carp by Warden R. W.
Dick, and which has been transmitted
to the state board of public affairs.
The statement filed with the board
by Mr. Dick. a.id which is supposed
to represent the fair cash value of the
Buildings, supplies, engin-
eer instruments and
Administration, office fur-
niture and fixtures and
Cell house supplies and
I band instruments 4,2',.9.56
Laundry. planing mill,
bakery and shops 5,845.53
Farm implements, hogs
and blood houftds 3,100.75
Machinery, rolling stock,
livestock, harness and
barn supplies 32,562.12
Dining room and kitchen
furniture and fixtures.. 4,312.90
Power plant, water works,
ice factory and cold
Female department, fix-
tures and incidentals... 627.40
Hospital department and
drug store 2,788.80
Shoe Shop 2,041.30
Store room, fixtures and
merchandise . . 10.252 96
Grand total $1,295,840.18
Candidates Views Demanded.
Candidates for all legislative offices
are being asked if they will support
a law for the lenning of the perm-
anent school fund to landless tenants
so that they may secure homes The
question is one of several which are
being propounded to candidates by
the Joint legislative board of the
unions and school land lessees and a
favorable answer is expected to all
of them if the aspirant expects the
vote of these organizations.
Among other proposed laws candi-
dates are asked to favor are: hospital
I and full crew laws for railroad em-
ployes, prohibiting railway employes
from backing of engines at night, pro-
viding a ten hour day for railway em-
ployes and an eight hour day for
women and children, giving school
land lessees the preference right to
lease oil and gas rights under state
land at tho highest and best bid. and
providing a workmen's compensation
act based on the law now in force in
The Red Book Again.
State warrant No. 29154 for $500.
given the Democrat Publishing Com-
pany, of Tulsa, fyr work done on the
printing and publication of Oklaho-
ma's Red Book which resulted in the
impeachment of one state official, and
the resignation of two others for their
connection with the famous publica-
tion. was called to official attention
again by K. F. Liffingwell. president of
the Sumner State Bank, of Sumner,
who has purchased the warrant, but
la now unable to get it cashed.
Fighting Over West's Amendments.
Protests against the submission of
four of the five constitutional amend-
ments, said to be backed by Attor-
ney General West, which were filed
several days ago by Parker W. Cress
of Perry and H. M. Sinclair of Okla-
homa City, were overruled by Secre-
tary of State Ben F. Harrison, befor
whom the protests were argui I. oOth
parties served notice immediately of
appeal to the supreme court where all
•1 the various legal phases of the con
protests Against West's Amendments
Protests against the submission of
two of the five constitutional amend-
ments, said to be backed by Attorney
General Charles West, and which it
is proposed tc have submitted at the
August primary election, were filed
in the size of the legislature to one
house of eighty members and a sub-
ordinate body of fifteen members to
be known as commissioners.
The amendment providing the
change in the Judiciary, it is alleged
in the protest, is in conflict with both
the bill of rights ana tne federal con-
stitution. and also in conflict with the
state constitution. It further is al-
leged that many of the signers of the
petition are not qualified voters of the
state and that Attorney General West,
by reason of the fact that he is al-
leged to be supporting and advocating
the adoption of the amendments, is
disqualified from preparing the ballot
titles, a duty which is imposed upon
the attorney general by the constitu-
The same allegations with reference
to the attorney general and the in-
sufficiency of legal signatures are
made in the protest against the leg-
islative amendment. The proposed
amendment, it also is charged, is in
conflict with the enabling act and the
organic law of the state.
The Judiciary amendment, It is al-
leged, is in confli** with Article 1 of
Section 10 of the federal constitution,
which provides that, "No state shall
pass any bill of attainder, ex post
facto law, or law impairing the obliga-
tion of contract or grant any title of
The restriction made by the federal
constitution against the "passage of a
bill of attainder" amounts to a pro-
hibition against the submission of the
amendment, the protest alleges, 'be-
cause the provisions of said proposed
amendment to the constitution, inflict
punishment without judicial trial upon
the Justices of the supreme court by
disqualifying them from office, or from
the pursuits of a lawful avocation,
when they are citizens of the United
States otherwise qualified to hold
Common Law Marriage Valid.
Common law marriages in Oklahoma
are held as valid and binding as any
other form of marriage agreement, or
contract, by Judge Phil 1). Brewer in
an opinion given in suprece court com-
mission, division No 2. in reversing
the judgment of the district court of
Blaine county in the case of Mrs. Em-
ma Love vs. W. S. Love, the father of
her common law husband.
Statutes, which seek to provide reg-
ulations for the porformance of the
marriage ceremony, Judge Brewer
holds, are merely directory and when
such statutes do not expressly forbid
other forms of marriage, a common
law marriage, consummated in accord-
ance with the common law, is valid
The common law husband of Mrs.
Love died some time ago, and upon his
death she was given letters of an ad-
ministrator of his estate. The father
of the deceased filed a petition in the
county court of Blaine county, asking
that the letters held by Mrs Love be
vacated on the ground that Bhe was
his son's common law wife and h#ld
no title or interest in his estate. This
contention was overruled by the coun-
ty court and on appeal to the district
court is was sustained.
During the proceedings in the lower
court it was admitted that the only
marriage ceremony claimed to have
been performed by virtue of which
Mrs. Love claimed to have been mar
ried was performed in the presence of
witnesses in a hotel in Anadarko on
March 13, 1910 No official record
was made of the marriage, it was ad-
Property rights involved in the case
were insignificant. Judge Brewer
holds the principal issue was to give
a name to the daughter of Mrs. Love.
Dealing with this phase of the case
Judge Brewer says:
Heavy Fine For Frisco.
The Oklahoma corporation commis-
sion took drastic means last week of
enforcing its order requirnig the rail-
roads to permit passengers to board
trains without being compelled to
show their tickets. An order was is-
sued assessing a fine of $500 and
costs against the Frisco for requiring
passengers to show their tickets.
The complaint was filed with the
commission by J. C Smith of Okla-
homa City. Smith alleged that on
April 15 last he attempted to board
a Frsico train at Warwick when the
brakeman demanded that lie show
his ticket. When he refused the
brakeman seized Smith and pulled
him off the steps and required him
to produce the pasteboard before
boarding the train.
Most of the railroads have been
obeying the order relative to showing
tickets, but the commission has had
several complaints that the Frisco
was disregardnig it.
Miami Physician To Lose License.
Dr. W B. Doan of Miami was found
guilty of malpractice and his license
as a registered physician in this state
was cancelled by the Oklahoma Medi-
cal Board This action by the board
was the result of the conviction of
Dr. Doan by the district court of Ot-
tawa county, on a similar charge last
April. Mrs. K. B. Coleman, Dr. F. L.
Wormington and Dr. A. M Cooter oi
Miami, were the prosecuting wit-
nesses against Dr. Doan in the trial
before the State Medical Board.
The thirsty one s j ;
one best bevetag®. ^ ;srm
Delicious, ' ^ /
Demand the frnulM
by lull name—-
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, G*.
TANGO AS A CAUSE OF CRIME!
Brooklyn Judge Blames Theft by Two
Youths to Nights Given to
In suspending sentence in the cases
of two youths who had pleaded guilty
to attempted grand larceny, County
Judge Fawcett in Brooklyn listed
"white lights and tango nights" in
the catalogue of incentives to crime.
"You can't expect to dance all
night." he said, "and lie abed half the
day, yet always have money for your
carousals, unless you steal it. And
let me tell you, our Jails and peniten-
tiaries are full of people with just
such ideas. If your family had given
you good beatings Instead of money
to spend. It would have been better
The boys. John Colver, twenty years
old, of 487 Hancock street, and Carl-
ton Chapman, sixteen, of 362 Jefferson
avenue, had been indicted for stealing
money and jewelry from Adelaide Wis-
ton, keeper of a furnished room
house, where they lived for a time.
They belong to respectable families
of moderate means. Both promised
the judge to go home and begin
again. Chapman to return to school
and Colver to work. Both wore tan-
go pumps and silk shirts when ar-
raigned.—New York Sun.
"Yes, my boy."
"What does it mean to procrasti-
"To put off, my son."
"Well, I just saw mamma upstairs
and she was procrastinating her
Miss Bliss—Why. George, you
spelled kiss with only one s in your
Mr. Bliss—Really, did I, dear?
"Yes, you did, and I always thought
that was one thing you never would
want to make shorter."
Nothing Like Being Careful.
"Shall I pump up the tires, sir?"
"Wait until we get out into the
country, Jacques I heard a doctor
say that the air around here is very
A Change Noticed.
"Men are no longer made of the-
stuff that makes martyrs."
"That is so. Marriage is becoming
less popular every year."
For galls use Hanford's Balsam.
For the Sake of Shopping.
A few women get so much fun out of I
shopping that they really hope the |
articles they really buy won't last as
long as the clerk promises, so that
they can the sooner repeat the ex-
Once in a while a man has so much
money that he feels he can afford to
For poison ivy use Hanford s Bal-
Other people's troubles bore a ma
more than his own.
Bring Tibet to Alaska.
It has been proposed by a United
States official to Alaska to cross the
yak of Tibet with Galloway cows for
the purpose of obtaining a type of cat-
tle suitable to the rigorous life in
the Arctic county.
"Are you a socialist?" "I am.'
"What do you understand by social
Ism?" "1 haven't got as far along as I
the understanding part. I picked so- j
clalism because I don't like any of the
regular brands of politics."
Matter o' Money.
"So my daughter referred you to
me, eh? Well. 1 hardly understand
It. She never consults me except In
u financial way."
"Well—ah- that's Just It. sir."
Soup making U an art. Why trouble
with loup recipe* when the be t chefs
in the country are at your service? A
few cans of Libby's Soup on your pantry
• helf assures you of the correct flavor,
ready in a few minutes. There are
Tomato, Vegetable, Chicken, Oxtail, Coil"
somme, Mock Turtle and other kinds.
Your grocer has them.
Where It Counts.
"Aunt Dinah, are you golivg to have
'obey' eliminated from the ceremony?"
"N'o, chile; but I sho is gwinter hab
It 'liminated from de matrimony."—
At No Expense.
"Old Scraggs committed suicide by
filling his room with gas."
"That's just like Scraggs. He knew
he wouldn't have to pay the bill."
Libby, McNeill A Libby
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The large army of persons who
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Postum as a daily beverage, la grow-
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It is only a simifle question of try-
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all my life and it affected my stomach
—caused insomnia and I was seldom
without a headache. I had heard
about Postum and how beneficial it
was, so concluded to quit coffee and
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I can now sleep well and seldom ever
have headache. My stomach has got-
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system greatly benefited by Postum.
"My brother also suffered from
stomach trouble while he drank cof-
fee, but now, since using Postum, he
feels so much better he would not go
back to coffee for anything."
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