The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 8, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 30, 1914 Page: 2 of 12
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THE CLIPPER. HENNESSEY, OKLAHOMA.
SUPREME COURT DECIDES WOM
EN MAY HOLD OFFICE OF
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, Oicla.—
No qualification prescribed by the
Oklahoma constitution in terms
makes any distinction between the
sexes in the matter of holding the of-
fice of county clerk, or for that mat-
ter the clerk of the district court, is
held in a decision of the supreme
court, the opinion being written by
The decision comes in the case of
"Mrs. John Stone" of Washita county
vho sought to mandamus the county
election board to permit her name
poing on the ballot for the office of
county clerk. When the election
board refused to allow her name to
go on the ballot she appealed to the
district court and the position of the
election board was sustained. Then
she appealed to the high court. The
lower court is reversed and directed
tc grant the mandamus.
According to the opinion of the
court there is no distinction in this
state between the sexes In the matter
of a qualified voter. "If the legiBla
ture intended to disqualify on ac-
count of sex," says the court, "it
would have used the word 'elector'
instead of 'voter.' "
Women Are Voters.
Any person who is qualified to vote
at a school election is a qualified vot-
er. in the terms of tl\e constitution
and the statutes and any qualified
voter may hold the office of county
clerk, so holds the court, for there
Ib no distinction between sexes in the
qualifications of a voter, such as
there may be relative to an elector,
for the latter would clearly refer to a
In a previous case involving
practically the same question, al-
though it pertained to the office of
clerk of the district court, the su-
preme court held that there was no
distinction in the qualifications of
a voter, and "what was said in that
case applies in this," says the court
in the present instance.
Must Use Own Name.
In the decision, however, the court
Indicates that a woman running for
oftlce, or proposing to become a can-
didate must do so under her own
name, whether it be "Jane" or "Alice"
for in sending the case back to the
lower court with instructions to grant
the mandamus the court directs the
election board to certify Mrs. Stone's
name on the ballot "whether .it be
Jane or Alice, for it certainly is not
'Mrs. John Stone.'"
Land Department Probe Started.
The investigation into the workings
of the state school land department,
which is to be done in pursuance of
a request from Governor C'ruce, b«
gan in earnest Monday morning in
charge of State Examiner and Inspect-
or Fred Parkinson.
The plan of the investigation whi *h
has been outlined by Mr. Parkinson
and his deputies provides for separate
investigation of the different divisions
of the department, such as the sales
division, rental division, etc.
The governor requested that a com
plete report of the result of the In-
vestigation be filed with him before
the August primary, but Mr. Parkin-
son stated that he thought it would
be impossible to comply with that re
quest on account of the immenco
amount of work involved in the probe,
lie stated, however, that from time to
time he would submit the governor
J supplemental reports, showing the
work of the investigation as it pro-
"Booze" Amendment Goes On Ballot.
A proclamation was Issued by Gov-
ernor Cruce last week, directing the
secretary of the state election board
to place on the ballot at the August
primary, the question of adopting or
rejecting the proposed constitutional
amendment, which would make drunk-
enness on the part of a state offiriaj
grounds for impeachment and removal
from office. This is one of the five
constitutional amendments drafted
and proposed by Attorney General
West, and the only one against which
a protest has not been lodged. The
other four are the ones reducing the
size of the legislature, establishing
one supreme court, fixing the maxi-
mum state levy at two and one-half
mills, and providing a gross production
tax on oil and gas.
To Ask Attorney General
The question of wh* ther the cap-
Itol building commission will be re-
quired to advertise bids for thirty
days prior to contracting work that
entails an expenditure of more than
$1,000 will be put up to the attorney
general's office as a result of a con-
ference. There is a provision in the
capitol building act, which makes this
requirement, but the commission has
discovered that if the law in that re-
spect is followed it will result in de-
lay in work in completing the bulid-
Primary Ballots New Balng Prlntto
Printing of all state ballots for the
August primary will be completed by
the end of the present week, accord-
ing to Information received by the
state election board from W. E. Horn-
aday, editor of the Sulphur Post, who
was awarded the contract.
The first consignment of the bal-
lots was received by the election
board Monday morning, and was ac-
companied by a letter from Hornadav,
saving the remainder would be ready
for shipment by the end of the week.
The ballots received would supply
about six counties. Hornaday's con-
tract called for delivery of all the bal-
lots July 19. A forfeit of $500 a day
is attached but the board may not
Secretary Joe Morris of the elec-
tion board said that his office would
begin at once sending out ballots and
other supplies for the election.
The contract for printing the ini'la-
tive and referendum ballots, on which
will appear the various referred ques
tions, was awarded to the Co Opera
tive Printing Company, of Guthrie, by
the board of affairs. A total of 32«'..40ft
ballots will be printed. The bid of
the Guthrie concern for the work was
Left Fortune; Needed Money
Governor Cruce honored a requisi-
tion for Frederick Kets Hamilton,
wanted in Oakland. Calif., on the
charge of obtaining money under false
pretenses. The complaining witness
is Willie Ann Kinsley, and the sum
involved is said to be $3T 0.
According to the information ac-
companying the requisition papers,
Hamilton's story was that his father
lived in Boston, and he executed a
will before he died leaving his for-
tune to his son in the event the lat-
ter was married and in Boston on a
certain day Hamilton found a wife,
but not having the money to make
the trip back home to claim the for-
tune secured it from the Kinsley wo-
His wife's father lived at Sulphur,
wfcere he was arrested and later
brought to Norman. The officer from
Oakland went to Norman to get -his
Guthrie Can't Sell Old Capitol.
Guthrie's attempt to sell Capitol
park, on which is located Convention
kail, Oklahoma's first state capitol, to
the Methodist university for educa-
tional purposes, was declared invalid
by the supreme court in an opiniou by
Justice Turner. The proposed sale
was to include Convention hall.
The ten acres comprising ('fcpitol
park was deeded to the city by the
United States government for public
park purposes, and the court holds the
J land cannot now be diverted to pri-
This is the same land and building
which Guthrie sought to giv* the state
for a state capitol building and
grounds in the last election at which
the capital location question was voted
on. The building was occupied by
state departments prior to the time
they were moved to Oklahoma City
and since then the Methodist univer-
sity has occupied the building.
Minutes Not Approved
None of the minutes'of the regular
meeting of the school land commis-
sioners since December 4. 1918, and
those of several special meetings,
have been approved by Governor
Cruce as chairman of the board, or
attested by the secretary of the com-
mission, according to a letter State
Examiner and Inspector Fred Parkin-
son sent to Governor Cruce.
This was discovered by Mr. Parkin
son when he started his investigation
of the books and records of the de-
partment. which is to be made in
pursuance of a request from Governor
Cruce. Parkinson asks that the min-
utes be approved and brought up-to-
date in order that he may have some
legal foundation on which to predi-
cate his investigation.
Must Return To Prison.
Paroles granted to Lem Womack
and Virgil Welsh who were sentenced
to five years in the penitentiary from
Pontotoc county on a charge of burg-
lary. were revoked by Governor Cruce
last week. The men were given their
liberty on Jun 21, 1913. Thy have
each broken the terms of their parole,
according to the revocation order is-
sued by the governor, which directs
that the men shall be returned to the
penitentiary and complete their sen-
Commercial Clubs To Co-operate
Commercial club secretaries from
sixteen of the chief cities of Okla-
homa met at Oklahoma City and
farmed the Oklahoma State Associa-
tion of Commercial Executives. The
purpose is to discourage jealousy be-
tween cities and bring about harmony,
as well as promote commercial de-
velopment. good roads and better
methods of taxation.
Corporation Commission Reports
| The sixth annual report of the cor-
poration commission, exclusive of sta-
tistical information, was filed with
Governor Lee Cruce by Chairman
Jack Love of the commission. The
report shows that during the year end-
ing June 30, 1914, the commission
has received 1S4 formal and 3.600 in-
formal complaints on matters within
the jurisdiction of the commission.
The major portion of the report is
devoted to a review of the activities
of the commission in the effort to val-
t idatw the 2-cent fara-
LAUNCHING DISTURBER IV AT CHICAGO OKLAHOMA HEWS NOTES
Disturber IV, which will represent America in the power boat races at
Cowes, England, was launched at Chicago in the presence of 10,000 enthus-
iastic persons. The hydroplane is about 40 feet long and has engines that
will generate 1,800 horsepower Its speed Is expected to be not less than
ftO miles an hour The illustration 6hows the boat Just lowered to the water,
Commodore James A Pugh, Its owner, and Miss Moxia Dunne, daughter of
Governor Dunne, who christened the vessel.
WAR ALMOST SURE
Austria Gives Servia But Few
Hours to Comply With
MAY INVOLVE OTHER NATIONS
Russian Cab'net Meets and Decides to
Intervene in Behalf of Servia,
Vienna.—llaron Von Giesl de Gies-
linden, the Austro-Hungarlan minister
at Belgrade, has been instructed to
leave Servij. with the entire legation
staff if the Servian government does
not notify hiin that it agrees without
delay to comply with the demands of
Although the peremptory character
of the ultimatum and the brief time
allowed to Servia to reply came as a
surprise to the Austrian public, the
government's action meets with popu-
The relations between Servia and
Austria were felt to have become in- j
tolerable. The attitude of Servia to-
ward Austria since Servia's success
in the last Balkan war has been un-
bearable in its arrogance.
Servia Hopes for Revolution.
It was believed in Servia that the
time was ripe for the disintegration
of the Austro-Hungarian Umpire, and
that Austria would suffer anything
rather than run the risk of a European
war. Hence Servian statesmen as-
pired to bring Bosnia and other Aus-
trian Slav provinces under Servian
Germans and Austrians have for sev-
eral years attributed the bad trade in
the monarchy and the crushing taxa-
tion caused by repeated mobilizations
to Servian hostile intrigues, and there
is a feeling of relief there that matters
now have been brought to a head and
that Servia will be settled with once
It is believed here that the Servian
crown prince, who is now acting re-
gent during the king's illness, is un-
der the influence of the war party and
will reject the ultimatum.
All members of the Austrian cabi-
net have returned to the capital. Em-
peror Francis Joseph desired to come
here also, but has been persuaded to
remain at Ischl owing to the terrible
Runsia Ready to Act.
St. Petersburg The Austro-Ser-
vian situation was considered at a
four hours' meeting of the cabinet
here. It is understood that as a result
Russia immediately will intervene in
the controversy by asking Austria to
prolong the period it had given Servia
to reply to the ultimatum so that Eu-
ropean diplomats may have time ti*
Two Dead in Iowa Cafe Fire.
Ottumwa, la—Charles Wallace, 28
years old, and Charles Havner, I'd
years old, were burned to leath when
the Broadway restaurant at fairfield
was detroyed by fire.
WILL PROBE GRAIN MARKET
Congressman Doolittle's Resolution
for Inquiry at Kansas City Re-
ported Favorably in House.
Washington, D. C.—Investigation of
an alleged conspiracy among dealers
and exporters of w heat at Kansas City
to depress prices to farmers, as pro-
vided in a resolution by Representa-
tive Doolittle of Kansas, was favor-
ably reported by the interstate com-
Secretary Redfield of the Depart-
ment of Commerce assured Doolittle
he would at once send two inspectors
to Kansas to investigate and report.
Doolittle told the house that for a
180 million-bushel wheat crop pro-
ducers were getting 63 cents at load-
ing elevators In Kansas, while large
quantities were being sold for export
at Kansas City as high as 85 cents.
Bull Gores Oklahoma Girl.
Wichita, Kan—Anna Ohler, daugh-
ter of a farmer near Medford, Ok.,
was attacked by a bull while milking
a cow in a field near the house. She
was tossed several times in the air
and rolled around on the ground be-
fore her father and several sisters
went to her rescue with pitchforks
and clubs and drove the animal off.
The girl was painfully bruised, but not
Irving Estate Only $4,685.
London, Eng.—The estate of Lau-
rence Irving, the actor, who with his
wife, Mabel Hackney, was lost on the
steamship Empress ol Ireland, has
just been probated at $1,G85.
CONDENSED NEWS ITEMS
% SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS.
July 28-Aug. 1—Kncarapment school*
Auk, 4-8—Encampment school, Ton-
Aug. 6—Kiowa-C^nianche opening cele-
Auk 6-7—Celebration of opening day
Auk 6-fc—Old Settlers" Reunion, Avery.
Auk. 7—Summer school closes, State
Auk 2n-Sept. 1—Ryan Fair, Ryan.
Auk 26-29—Corn Carnival, Caddo.
Sept. 2-15—Jackson County Fair. Blair.
Sept. 7-12—Caddo County Fair, Ana-
Sept. 8-10—Caddo County Fair, binger.
Sept. 8-10—Photographers' convention,
Sept. 8-12—Kingfisher County rair.
Sept. 9-11—Claremore Fair.
Sept 9-12—Greer County Fair, Man-
Sept. 14—G. A. R. encampment. Guthrie.
Sept. 14-19—Wah-Shah-She Fair, Paw-
Sept. 15-17—Pottawatomie County hair,
Sept. 15-18—Pawnee county Fair. Paw-
Sept. 15-18—Peckham county Fair, I-lk
Sept. 15-18—Kay County Fair. Newkirk.
Sept. 15-18—Cimarron Valley rair,
Sept. 16—Celebration Opening Chero-
kee Strip, Perrv.
Sept. 16-18—Haskell County Fair, Stig-
Sept. 16-18—McIntosh County Fair, Eu-
Sept. 16-18—1The Sterling Fair, Sterling.
Sept. 16-18—Pittsburg County Fair, Mc-
Sept. 16-18—Peanut Carnival, Duncan.
Sept. 16-18 — Lincoln County Pair.
Sept. 22-24—Delaware County rair,
Sept. 22-Oct. 3—State Fair, Oklahoma
Oct. 7-17 — Prv Farming Congress,
Nov. 3—Indian land sale, McAlester.
Nov. 4—Indian land sale, Wilburton.
Nov. 6—Indian land sale. Poteau.
Nov. 9«r-Indlan land sale. Hugo.
October—Southern Commercial Con-
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,nd with . choice fl.vo. lh.1 yo«i w,llr«Mm «.
VicoD. SMMW-iwt right lolRfdHoll. or to
«rv. cold. Try them iervrd like th : Cu I -T«
k,..d to thin tlices, .piead with creamed butter Md
leogthwiM. lay oo b.ead. Place on topof the««W
a lew thin .lice, of Libby-. MA" Pickle. Cover
with otl*r dice ol bread, prca. lightly togeUiei.
To Pray for a "Dry" Texas.
Dallas, Tex.—VV. C T l'. women of
Texas will hold prayer meeting next
Saturday, praying that the primary
ballots cast that day be "for the glory
of God and the good of the state."
Prohibition is the issue.
Six Injured in Skidding Motor.
Wilkesbarre, Pa. Six persons were
severely injured when a big touring
car carrying fourteen persons burst
a tire and skidded over a 100-foot em-
bankment on the Ashley boulevard
—At the request of the Oklahoma
Law and Order League, Governor
Cruce sent Adjutant General Frank
Canton to Tulsa to investigate the
charge that a condition nearing anar-
chy prevails there.
—A student nurse at Mercy hospi-
tal In Kansas City was attacked and
outraged by a negro while on her way
from church to the hospital where
she was employed. The police sup-
pressed the Hews for several days.
—Holmes Davidson and Ed Plank,
deputy United States marshals at
Tulsa, Okla., were shot and killed by
\V. J. Baber, proprietor of a bootleg-
ging joint and under conviction on
this charge in the United States court,
when the marshals attempted to force
an entrance into Baber's home for the
purpose of searching for liquor, al-
leged to be concealed there. Ike Wil-
kinson, another officer in the party,
saved himself by running.
—A highway robbery which for bold-
ness and daring has not had its par-
allel in Kansas City occurred at Scar-
ritt and Chelsea avenues, near the
east entrance of the Cliff drive, when
a lone highwayman required a man
and woman to leave an automobile,
took them several hundred yards Into
the brush and after robbing them,
compelled them to disrobe, after which
he made his escape. In a second hold-
up by the same man his victim was
shot in the back while trying to es-
-—Twenty dollars and twenty-five
cents was obtained by two masked
bandits who shot and killed Tom El-
gin, a flagman, in an attempt to hold
up the New York Limited passenger
train of the Ixiuisvllle & Nashville
railroad at a small station three miles
east of New Orleans.
The obligation to appear in court
anil defend himself against a $50,000
libel suit begun by William Barnes,
I Jr., chairman of the Republican state
| committee of New York, was imposed
j on Colonel Roosevelt with the serving
j on him of the papers In the case.
Hugo is to have a wagon factory.
The First National Bank of Lone
deposits of #176,000.
Exchanges are mentioning the pres-
ence of grasshoppers in southwestern
The Waukomis National bank, witn
a capital of $30,000, has deposits of
The First National bank of Porter,
with a capital of $25,000, has depos-
its of $112,000.
The Citizens National Bank of Ok-
mulgee with a capital of $100,000 has
deposits of $792,000.
The First National Bank of Ed-
mond with a capital of $25,000 has
deposits of $158,000.
T-he First National Bank of Grand-
field, with a capital of $25,000. has
deposits of $111,000.
Ben F. Ramsdale, 45, former law
partner of Charles T Reuter, and one
of the prosecution's principal wit-
nesses in the three trials growing out
of Reuter's death, died at Tulsa
The first threshing separator of the
year to burn in Kiowa county was
destroyed near Lone Wolf. It be-
longed to J. S. Jones and was valued
at $1,000. No insurance was carried.
James S. Ross of Oklahoma City
has announced his withdrawal from
the race for the democratic nomirn-
tion for congressman of the Fifth dis-
trict, which includes Oklahoma City.
The republican party in Grady coun-
ty for the first time since the county
was organized will have no county
ticket. The democratic nominees in
the August primary will have no op-
position except the socialist candi-
The McAlester Country Club dis-
charged sixteen negro caddies and em-
ployed white boys in their stead be-
cause the colored caddies "could not
find the balls." Straying golfers found
a cache in which were hidden nearly
$50 worth of ballB.
Green Weaver died last week after
an illness of more than a year, at the
home of his brother, Congressman
Claude Weaver in Oklahoma City. He
was 46 years of age, and single and
had always made his home with his
brother, Claude Weaver.
Twelve thousand dollars worth of
wheat money was deposited in the
Capron State Bank during one day-
Nearly one hundred members of the
Chickasaw Brigade of the Confeder
ate veterans enrolled at the fifteenth
annual encampment in session at
Davis last week.
The state board of affairs let the
contract for the printing of 326,400
copies of the ballots containing five
state questions to be voted on at the
primary election, to the Co-Opefative
Printing Company of Guthrie for
$603.90. This also Includes the print-
ing of certificates and other supplies
Incident to the ballots.
A pocket of gas was encountered
by the drill at the well of the La
Vista Oil Company at Erick, and it
Is believed that a much stronger
strike will be made. Drilling was re
sumed after a few days' delay for re-
pairs, and the gas pocket was struck
just a few minutes after the drill-
ing was resumed. The gas was
found after the drill had passed
through a stratum of brown sand.
An initiative petition to amend
the charter of Oklahoma City to pro-
hibit the peddling or hawking of any
thing except sweet apple cider and
newspapers in the congested district
of the city was filed with City Clerk
C. R. Goucher.
Porsiano Ortegc was stabbed to
death at Tulsa during an argument
over the political situation in Mexico
Quinino Zavado, the alleged slayer, es
caped and is sought by the police. Or
tego was a supporter of the deposed
dictator, Huerta, while Zavado was a
sympathizer of General Villa.
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Zona Co., Wichita, Kansas.
University of Notre Dame.
NOIRE DAME. INDIANA
Thorough Education. Moral Training.
Twenty-one courses leading to decrees in
Classics'. Modern Letters, Journalism, Political
Economy. Commerce, Chemistry, Biology*
Pharmacy, Engineering. Architecture, Law.
Preparatory School, various courses.
For Catalogues address
BOX II. NOTRE DAME. INDIANA
THEY HAD TO BE "SEBENS"
•Bena's Method of Reasoning in Mat-
ter of Slippers Quite Plain to
Those Who Understand.
'Bena was much excited over the
prospect of camp meeting tha^ was
about to take place In her neighbor-
hood. For weeks she had been pre-
paring gay and gaudy feathers for the
array, and now her outfit was com-
plete, save a pair of much-desired pat-
ent leather slippers. She approached
"Mis' Ford," she said. "I silo' wants
to git a pair 0' slippers fo' de meetin'
comfnences, an' I ain't got a single
"What size do you wear, 'Bena?"
asked her mistress.
"Mah right numbah is fo'," she re-
plied, "but I has to wear sebens,
'cause fo's hurts me dat bad I jes'
natchely cain't hardly walk,"—Wom-
an's Home Companion.
Can't Find This Perfect Woman.
Belgium has been trying to discover
the perfect woman According to a
symposium in Brussels, she must pos-
sess the figure of an American, the
elegance of a Frenchwoman, the com-
plexion of an English girl, the hair of
an Austrian, the eye of an Italian and
the profile of a Spaniard. So far the
creature has eluded discovery.
Preferred the Lesser Evil.
"What are you going to be when
you grow up, Jennie?"
"I'm going to be an old maid."
"An old maid, dear! Why?"
"'Cause I don't think I'd like to
kiss a man a hundred times and tell
him he's handsome every time 1 do
shopping I'd rather earn money and
buy things for myself."
Dyer—What do you think has been
most influential in shaping your ca-
Palatable, Economical, Nourishing.
A Nebr. woman haB outlined the
prize food in a few words, and that
from personal experience. She
"After our long experience with
Grape-Nuts, I cannot say enough la
Its favor. We have used this food al-
most continually for seven years.
"We sometimes tried other adver-
tised breakfast foods but we Invariably
returned to Grape-Nuts as the most
palatable, economical and nourishing
"When I quit tea and coffee and
began to use Postum and Grape-Nuts,
I was almost a nervous wreck. I was
so irritable 1 could not sleep nights,
had no interest In life.
"After using Grape-Nuts a short
time I began to Improve and all these
ailments have disappeared and now I
am a well woman. My two children
have been almost raised on Grape-
Nuts, which they eat three times a
"They are pictures of health and
have never had the least Bymptom of
stomach trouble, even through the
most severe siege of whooping cough
they could retain Grape-Nuts when all
"Grape-Nuts food has Faved doctor
bills, and has been, therefore, a most
economical food for us."
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Ol ek, Mich. Read "The Road to Well-
ville," in pkgs. "There's a Reason."
Ever rend the nbove letter? A new
one nppenm from time to time. They
are genuine, true, end full of fcuuia®
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