The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 27, 1913 Page: 8 of 8
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WIND AND RAIN STORMS
LAY WASTE VAST AREAS;
LOSS OF LIFE ENORMOUS
Territory From Missouri River to the Allegheny
Mountains Inundated: Levees Break and Floods
Render Fens of 1 nousands Homeless;
Property Loss Reaches Millions
DAYTON, OHIO, HIT HARDEST
Conflicting Information Says Death List at 1 his Place
to Five 1 housand; Fire Adds to Horror;
Food Supplies Almost Exhausted;
Conditions are Desperate
LOSS OF LIFE BY TOWNS.
Chicago—Fnverlfted report* from
flood swept cities in Ohio and Indiana
show the following loss cf life, be
fcid*s Ei-ore* ' f vmall town* from .
w hich reports are not available, but i
many of which are believed to have
btten wiped out. bringing tbe grand
total up to 10,000:
Dayton, up to 6,000.
Piqua (rumoredi, ." 40.
Delaware. 6§ to 100.
Sidney. 25 to 50.
Middletown. 17 to 20.
Tipecauoe City. 2 to S.
Total. Ohio, up to 6.701.
Peru, 200 to 5nu.
fiew Castle, S
lafayette, 2 V
Noble*vllle, 2. T
Fort Wayne. 1,
Total. Indiana. 2S3 to *00.
IN THE PATH OF
two hundred lives are lost
in the City of omaha
alone and hundreds of
people are injured f
TERRE HAUTE FEPJRTS
CVER TWENTY DEATHS
Tornado Dcvastage Hundreds
Smaller Villages, with Property
Loss Running Into the Mil-
lions.—Twelve Killed In
Council Bluffs. Iowj
toll of THE STORM
Chicago — Reports conceriling the appalling nature of the
in Ohio and Indiana which, in most instances it was impossible to
verify, were received from widely scattered sources. The most
.serious of these were:
A report from Springfield, Ohio, that 5,000 lives had heeii lost
at Dayton and 500 at Piqua.
A re|K>rt apparently more fully authenticated from Indianapolis
that from 200 to 500 had been drowned at lJeru. Ind.
A message received at l'honeton, Ohio, that the reservoir at
Hamilton had broken and that 1,000 persons had liecn drowned.
Continued efforts for the verification were futile. An uncon-
firmed but persistent rumor from Marion, Intl.. said that the (.rami
reservoir at Celina, Ohio, had gone out, causing an unprecedented
flood in the Wabash valley.
Late reports from Delaware, Ohio, said that seventy-live to
fine hundred were dead. More conservative estimates cut these
reports in half.
In few cases was it possible to trace these reports to any defi-
REPORTS FROM DAYTON CLAIM DEATHS FROM 2,000 TO 5,000
Dayton.—Dayton is nothing le>s than a seething river three
nules wide, a mile and a half each side of Main street, its principal
thoroughfare, while it is estimated that from J,000 to 5.000 people
The Algonquin hotel is submerged to its third story and above
this level 111 the downtown district office buildings, hotels and bit i
ness houses are places of refuge.
A school building that was known to have housed no less than
400 school children shortly before the waters rushed in that direction
is entirely submerged and as far as can be ascertained all of these
little ones met a watery grave.
Thousands of those who were fortunate enough to have escaped
the rush of waters are being fed on short rations.
Three trainloads of foodstuffs have arrived from Nenia. but as
yet there lias been no chance to deliver them and suffering from
hunger, as well as exposure, is bound to occur within 'the next few
hours. The rain continues and the waters are still rising.
The union railroad bridge that admits all except one of the rail-
roads in the city was dynamited by the militia, but the etTcct was not
felt to any marked degree.
Telephone communication has been maintained intermittently.
The wire chief of tlif telephone company, however, i« penned up
in the top of a four-story building and can tell only of w hat he sees
Past this office, which is on 011c of the mailt thoroughfares, he
saw carried on the flood a frame house, 011 the top of which were
a woman and a child. The woman was beckoning and crying for
aid, while the child lay motionless at her feet. The house was car-
ried over the dant and the woman and ifcild disappeared.
Numerous fires have been burning throughout Dayton and sev-
eral of the buildings have burned to the water's edge.
The wire chief at Dayton refused to put any estimate on the
loss of life. Troy, Ohio, ten miles north of here, and Piqua. twenty
miles north, both in the Miami valley, are flooded and there i^ -aid
to have been loss of life at Troy.
The town of Tippecanoe City, on the Ohio-Indiana state line,
is reported to be half under water.
Efforts to go to the relief of these towns have been made fr< ini
various directions and all have been unsuccessful, owing to the fact
that bridges were washed out.
John H. Patterson, president of the [ celebrated tits arrival to afe ground
National Cash HeRtsler company, who by a lusty yell.
headed the relief work in the south Then the sun went down, leaving
end of the city, sent out an appeal I « desolate light from the fire.
for food supplies and for doctors and 1 The worst of tile flooded district
medicine. Ten thousand homeless includes all of North and West Day-
•were housed in his company's offices. , ion. atl of the downtown section, the
In the wood working department of south side ns fur as Oakwood and all
the company, boats were being turned ' f the residence suburb of t Herniate,
out at the rate of ten an tiour and The district lias a norniat population
these were rushed to where the wa- \ of more than 50.000.
News was soon under twenty feet of
I water, the water rose to the second 1
floor of the Algonquin hotel and all
along Main street occupants were
driven to third floors. What has hap-
pened to them since no one on th-> j 0m„ha
outside can tell Tprr(,
House loo'I ok began early and Chicago
while the local militia are on duty y,itau. Nob.
Merlin, Neb. .
Tratern City. Mich
Perth, Ind. ..
Tot a la
I tliey are wholly Incapable of bundling
The flooded district comprises u
circle with a radius of a mil#* aud n
half ami in no place I* the water lees
than six feet deep.
Moat of the business bonnes and
nearly all of the residences have oc-
cupants. Downtown the offices are
flileil with men. fathers unable to Ret
borne. On upper floor* and on some
of the roofs of the residences nra
helpless women and children. Hun-
dreds of houses, substantial buildings
in the residence districts, many of
them with helpless occupants, have
been washed away.
The number of drowned cannot bo
estimated until the flood subsides.
Food Supply Exhusted.
St. Elizabeth's hospital, with 600
patients, was washed away.
The electric light plants were put
out of commission early In the day
and total darkness, coupled with a
torrential downpour, added to the hor-
rors of the night. Famine also be-
came an immediate possibility.
.The breaking of the Tarleton reser-
voir, which supplies the drinking wa- Just as soon as the enormity of tli
ter, left the city without water and j disaster was understood by the clti*-
physicians declared there was great j Pn„ hero, a relief fund was started,
danger of typhoid in the use of the Within an hour thousands or dollars
flood water. 1i:k1 been contributed. Public build-
Seventy thousand of Dayton's popu- higs were thrown open as places of
| lation. it is reported, are homeless, refuge for the sufferer**
The National Cash Register plant, on Nearly evory home within a dozen
were brought nnd* r the control of
volunteer bucket brigade*
Residential Section Suffered
The second storm swept across the
Missouri river doing considerable
damage in Council Hluffa.
Figures place the number of known
dead «t Council Bluffs at twelve with
a score Injured.
The stretch of Omaha covered by
the tornado reaches from southern
limits to the suburb of Florence, sit
miles north of the point of origin
The storm swept the western part of
the city for Its entire length. The
eastern half of the city, generally
composing the business section, was
out of the path of the storm, but suf
The greater part of the damage
was done west oC Twenty fourth
street, a north aud south cross-town
street extending the entire length of
the city. Numerous streets with re
tail store* are In this section, with
of' the residence in intervening sections
.Many of the best 7 arks of the city
are within the district covered. Han
som park, near where the storm orig-
inated. was greatly damaged and He-
mis park, one of the show residence
sections of the city, was struck with
sufficient force to practically wreck
most of Its homes.
One part of the storm area was
: between Cuming street on the south
and Ames avenue, on the north and
fiom Twenty-fourth street on the
east to Fiftieth street oil the west.
This is the most thickly populated
residence ditsrict iu the city and con-
tains some of the largest public
schools. Many of the large churches
are in that part of the city. Omaha
university was in the path of the
storm and was badly damaged.
Omaha -Governor Moorehead. Ma-
yor Dahlinan and Police Commissioner
Ryder stater that at least two hundred
were killed in Sunday's storm. The
list of injured is expected to reach
The morgues and hospitals were be
Twenty-Four Killed at Terre Haute.
I'M,.. Maine. Ind, With a death list
of twenty-four, reports brought by mes-
sengers on horseback from the south-
ern part of Vigo county indicated that
the toll of the tornado which struck
here would be increased to fifty, it
may be several days before the exact
number of dead will be known, ns
many are believed to be buried in the
ruins of their homes. The property
loss probably will exceed $500,000.
In addition to destroying about 300
homes in the southern portion of Terre
a high hill, offers the only haven in
the south end. Three women became
mothers in the hall of its office build-
iug Tuesday night.
It is reported that the railroad em-
bankment at Clrves, seven miles bo-
low Cincinnati, broke and that part :
o* the town is under fifteen feet of
water. The operator at C'leves said ;
l;e distinctly heard cries for help buf '
he could not learn if there was any I
loss of life or the extent of the prop-
Otto, a hamlet of 100 persons, was 1
said to be destroyed, ami the fate of 1
th > inhabitants unknown. The death
list in many cities and towns, in-
cluding Fort Wayne, Lafayette, Rich-
mond, Marion. Muncle, Kokomo, Con- ,
norsvllle ami Logans port, totalled fif-
At Lafayette the loss extends to
sicscd by friends and relatives of the! ||unl„, I'rairieton. a small town ait I
rleuU and injured and Others IBldl |q||0| south of h«*iv. was destroyed
frantic efforts to learn of the fat - ui1(j intervening territory devasted. j
of loved ones Although a line of sol-1 The injured will number at least 300. j
diers and police was thrown around many of whom are In a serious condi- I
the path of the storm soon after it had tion. The hospitals are filled.
passed, much looting was reported, i The Root glass factory was demol- l
Ished and the Oartland foundry was ;
severely damaged. The glass plant j
employed 300 men ami the loss it es- ,
timated at $ >7,000. The storm was
accompanied by a severe electrical j
display and rain that almost equalled
a cloudburst. Cross wires and light- \
ning started fires throughout the deb-
ris, but they were quenched by the ,
Richmond, Ind.. is In darkness
twenty bridges !n Wayne county were
At Rushville, Ind., half a million dol-
lars of damage was done in the bus!- i
ness and residence districts.
At Kokomo, Ind., the property loss j
was estimated at a million dollars and
500 persons are living in the second
stories of their houses. Similar con
d it ions w ere reported from Anderson,
Marion, Tipton, Noblesvllle and Peru.
miles of the stricken district is filled
with unfortunates All the hospitals
iu tho three cities, Omaha. South
Omaha and Council Bluffs are filled
Omaha and vicinity were swept hv
two distinct wind storms which spread
death and destruction in their wakes.
Fire which broke out iu many of the
wrecked buildings added to the hor-
rors. During the night fifty alarms
were turned In.
Tho first and main storm struck Ral-
ston, three miles west of South
Omaha and moved in a northeasterly
direction through the cltv of Omaha
The only point at which the force
of the storm struck the business flec-
tion was Twenty fourth and Lake
streets. Here the Diamond tneater, a
moving picture concern well filled,
was wrecked. According to the best
Eastern Oklahoma Hit By Hail Storm.
Fort Smith, Ark.—The heaviest and
moat severe hail storm in the history
of Cameron, Okla., struck that town
j and caused much damage. Crops were
I completely destroyed and many win-
dows were broken. The peach crop
1 which promised to be unusually large
this year is a total loos. Many east
em Oklahoma towns report a heavy
hail. The storm passed through Fort
Smith and although Immense hail
: stones fell, there was no damage.
Frisco Is Grateful.
| San Francisco -Offers of assistance
went to stricken Omaha from virtually 1
every city on the Pacific coast. C'ali- •
fornia municipalities, especially re- •
memberlng the prompt response to the j
needs of the state after the earthquake
of 1906. asked only to be informed as i
to what was required and it would be
urges law for publicity of
CAMPAIGN PLEDGES of
OTHER MEASURES RECOMMENDED
Wants More Power to Regulate Con-
duct of His Appointees—Sunday
Observance. Gambling and
Gun Toting Mentioned.
The passage of a law which would
require candidates for public office,
and particularly candidates for gover-
nor and legislative positions, to make
public any pledges given by them In
adtauce of election to support any
particular class of legislation. is
recommended by Governor t'ruce in a
supplementary message sent to the j
legislature. On that subject he says
"No inan believes more firmly than
I in the doctrine that men running
for office should state their positions
on public quest ions. Each voter has
a right to know what a candidate for
office will do when confronted with
a public question after his electiou,
but there "has grown up in this state
and In many other states of the union
a condition that is indefensible and
subversive of the best purposes of
government. Candidates for office are
frequently singled out by Individuals
or organizations and are secretly
pledged to support certain policies Snd
measures in the event of election.
TheM pledges are frequently made
without giving due consideration, al-
though their Judgment may be agains*
the proposition after deliberation, they
are confronted with this ante-election
pledge, which men usually feel Im-
pelled to respect and observe.
Policy Is Indefensible.
"This policy is Indefensible from
any standpoint If men are to pledge
themselves to support any measure
hi advance of election, they ought to
be compelled to make public that
pledge, so that all of the voters Inter-
ested may Ins advised of the position
taken and vote accordingly."
The governor asks that more power
be given to him In connection with
the Investigation of appointees against
whom charges of oltieial misconduct
are made, in view of the fact that it
has been found impossible to compel
the attendance of witnesses at an in-
vestigation of that sort.
He urges much more stringent laws
on the subject of gambling. More
stringent laws in regard to concealed
weapons and Sunday observance are
In connection with the matter of
abolishing and consolidating offices,
the governor states that he does not
desire to restrict the legislators to the
offices specifically mentioned in his
first message. The way is opened lor
any constitutional amendments that
may be considered desirable.
A favorable recommendation 1b
made In regard to the marriage licens*
bill backed by the club women of th«t
state, which waa passed by the house
at the regular session.
On the subject of the taxatiou of ^
mortgages. Governor Cruce recom-
mends that they be exempted entirely
from taxation, stating that even the
proposition of a filing tax would b«
unsatisfactory, *■ the borrower would
have to pay it in the end. Other
recommendations are for the adoptiou
of an adequate highway code and fur
ther legislation for the protection of
Hearings Granted On Pending Bills.
A hearing was granted by Governor
Cruce on the congressional redisrict-
ing bill passed recently'by the legis-
lature. but to date no intimation has
been given as to what his actiou will
be on the measure. A number of leg
islators urged Its approval. Some an*
lety has been expressed by advo-
cates of the measure and the rumor
was circulated that as the bill was
passed pursuant to the directions ol
congress, the governor has no Juris
diction over the proposition. Gover-
nor Cruce. however, believeB that his
constitutional power to approve or
veto holds Rood over this bill Just as
much as over the other measures
which have been sent to him by the
legislature during its session.
The other more Important measures
still awaiting action Include the bill
to abolish the fish and game depart
ment and amending the enforcement
laws, the "Gore" state election board
bill, which makes the Necretsrv of
the state senate the third member of
the board, the Muskogee fair bill, and
the pipe line common carrier.
Governor Cruce has only a few days
to sign the remainder of the bills
passed by the regular session. Those
not signed by that time die automat
Bull Mooses Remain Active Between
Tulsa.—A platform which, according
to State Chairman Alva McDonald,
will let the people of Oklahoma know
"just where the Progressive party
stauds in this state," was adopted by
the state central committee of the
Bull Moose party.
The resolutions go into the corrup-
tion in state government that Is be-
ing uncovered at Oklahoma City. The
central committee was called to order
by Chairman McDonald with Fred
Suits of Oklahoma City as secretary.
While waiting for the resolutions com-
mittee to report a number of dele-
gates were called on for short talks.
About fifty delegates were present at
the morning's meeting, including one
negro from Creek county. A half
dozen women were in the audience.
Loren G. Dizney of Muskogee out
liued an organization plan that will
be carried out in Oklahoma.
Former Governor W. R. Stubbs ot
Kansas. Medlll McCormick of Chicago,
Colonel John M. Parker of New O*
leans, former Senator Heverldge, Sena,
tor Dixon and Col. George Priestly,
national committeemen for Oklahoma
all made talks to a thousand delegates
FINE NEW HOTEL FOR CUSHING
nnnri HQ BE DEI t30 E30 E3E3 Rfl HH BE fld BBEE
i available figures at least thirty of its
*nd ! patrons were killed. Pet ween forty
ere and fifty wore killed in the wreck
of a pool hall patronized by negroes.
The well dellued path of the storm
ended at Carter Lake near the Mis i Perth. Ind. Wiped Out.
souti river north of the city. Fire i Brazil. Ind Perth, a town of 400 in- !
broke out in the debris and wrecked habitants in Clay county, was practi- I
buildings. Fires burned themselves tically wiped off the map by the tor- |
out except In instances where flames . nado. but only one person was Injured.
Cuushlng is enjoying a big boom in building just at present as a result of
the activity in the oil field The town is growing very fast and in addition
to the people who are settling there permanently, there are a great many
transient citizens who are brought there on oil business. To accommodate
these. Milton Thompson has begun the erection of a fine modern hotel. It
will have 100 sleeping rooms, and will be absolutely fireproof, and modern
in every way. The front elevation shown above gives a fair idea of what
the new edifice will look like.
INDIANA BADLy FLOOOEO
ters had crossed Main street in a sort
But the waters crept up and the
atrength of the current was far too
strong for the crude punts, though they
were the best that could be made In a
hurry. Trip after trip was made and
hundreds of the refugees were taken
Rescuers and those at the hospitals
said an estimate of fi,000 dead might
be as accurate as an estimate of one
Floating Houses Disintegrate.
Those in the residences are !n
constant danger both by flood and
fire. First, the frailer buildings swept
growing serious Mo fatalities h
b^en reported, but a number of per-
sons have been injured and property
from this stretch of houses and the Into the stream, many showing faces I damage has already resulted. oil
houses on the other aide. Then came of women and children peering from j city, Bedford, Warren, Tltlusvllle,
tbe path of Ihe flames starting at Vine the windows. These were followed j Greenville. New Castle. Sharon and
- Streams Are Out of Bank* and Many
Pennsylvania in Distress. Dc,ert Hom„
Pittsburgh. Pa. With a continued ' —
rain Tallinn over a wide territory of | Infllanapolls. Indiana in In the srlp
northern and western Pennsylvania, j of a flood which threatens to surpass
flood situation at many points is . thp h|Kh ot 1883 The
j overflow, coming.with astonishing stid-
[ denness. caught farmers throughout
i the state unprepared and the breaking
of the levees in other places has
and Main streets. It Jumped Main by more substantial brick buildings
street and the houses on the other side until it became evident that no house
soon were aflame. j In the flood zone ivas safe The
In the middle of the street were a ■ bouses as a rule lasleil but a few
few frame houses that had been j blocks before disintegrating.
washed from their foundations. These The main levee of the big Miami
■were swirled about for a time and. as l.roke at Webster street at about S
though to aid In the passing of the o'clock. An hour later the water was
section by Are, they were cast Into thrugh In a dozen places and a wall
the path of the flames. "I water ten feet deep swept through
Persons hurried from thcV roof the main street just above tbe junc-
tops, where they bad been driven by ture of tbe big Mintnl and made a
the flood to the roof tops of adjoining river where the Stillwater river poured
into tbe Miami. The water reached
One man carried his baby to safety and flowed into the business section,
pillow slip and the youngster a wall twenty feet high. The Dayton
Miami Valley Threatened.
Bellefonlama, Ohio More than 2-
000 acres of waters are pouring against
the banks of the Lewistoo reservoir.
15 miles from here, and if the in-
creasing flood should burst the bauks
the lives of every Inhabitant of Lower
Miami valley would be Imperilled
Sheriff Cook and deputies have vainlj
tried to reach Ihe Pennsylvania train
which has been marooned pn the
bank of Ihe Mad river. Twenty pas-
aengers waded to saletv from the
ooach which fell Into the river.
Factories Shut Down.
Youngstown, Ohio. Fully 2.'.00
workmen employed in various indus-
tries of the city are temporarily j
thrown out of employment as a re-
sult of the flood here Loss to the
t>ig industries by btTug compelled to
shut dow n will be very heavy. At Kast
v Youngstown the Mahoning river is
nearly half a mile wide and Pennsyl-
vania Lines through the city an<| for
P number of miles east are entirely
submerged. Every bridge in the city
ia guarded by policemen
the lower lands of this city and vicin-
ity are battling with flood water.
A number of buildings and dwellings,
weakened by high water, collapsed
Many points are without electric light,
water, telephone lines and gas.
The situation at 1)11 City. Pa., Is
gra\o. The dam at Spartanburg let
go. sending a great wall of wa-
ter toward Otr City. The river at OH
City has reached twenty-five feet. Oil
creek is /out of its banks and a largo
portion Of the cltv is under water.
The dam at Spartanburg is the same
which let go and caused the destruct-
ive flood and fire in 1802.
At Greenville, Pa., over five hun-
dred persons are homeless.
At Sharon. Pa., the greatest flood
in the history of the city is b^ing ex
perienced. Over ten thousand per-
sons have been thrown out of em-
plo>meiit and the property loss ie
enormous. The entire town is inun-
dated and a dozen or more bridges
The loss of the United Steel corpora-
tion at Farrell. a suburb, is estimated
West Liberty, Ohio. -Mad river over-
running its baaka.
forced persons living along the rivers
to desert their homes The White. I
Wabash. Blue. St. Joseph. Maurne, ■
Tippecanoe aud Mississlnewa rivers
and Sugar and W ild Cat creeks are
out of their banks, with every stream-
let In the state adding to the water
that inundates the lowlands
' At Marion the breaking of the Mis-
! sissinewa river levee forced 500 per*
i sons to flee from their homes, while
at El wood and Duck creek, the levee
I broke, flooding the homes of 300 per
sons. In Indianapolis the breaking of
j the White river lovee at Sixty-fourth
i street flooded many homes
i At Kokomo state guardsmen are pn-
trollng the submerged section In boats
Damage Is $12.000 000
Chicago - The Western I'ulon Tele
graph company has been advised by
i\# Omaha office that the dairage from
t\s tornado will amount to more than
$12,000,000 aud that more tiiau 100
li\'es were lost.
Fifteen More Dead at Yutan
Lincoln, Neb.-—Sixteen persons are
known to be dead and It Is believed
the list will reach twenty at Yutan.
•bout thirty five utiles northwest of
to prevent looting and aid in rescuing
persons trapped in their homes.
The flood began after a few hours
of hard ruin. Since then practically
every part of Indiana has had a down-
pour of rain
The Wabash river In the eastern
and north central parts of the state
is reported to he rising a foot an hour,
with the worst flood in the history of
the section iu prospect. There, as in
other valleys, couriers are hurrying
I through the lowlands warning the in
I habitants to seek higher ground.
! The loss in livestock will be thou
rands of dollars, while the buildings
destroyed will amount to nearly at
Milwaukee Wind and rain did
damage to the extent of $200,000 here.
Seven big coal conveyors were blown
down and the ste« l frames broken iutc
Five Killed at Chicago.
Chicago. Five persons were killed,
fifty Injured, thirty two buildiugs wer*
wrecked and scores of structures dam
aged in this city.
Relief Work Started.
Omaha. Neb City commissioners
appropriated *25.000 for relief work.
Citizens present at the meeting organ-
ized aud raised $25,000 more. The
citizens relief committee of fifty was
organized and an executive committee
of seven was named (Jovernor Moore-
head notified Mayor Dahlinan that he
would send a message to the legisla-
ture asking for the appropriation ot
sufficient funds. Police Commissioner
Ryder issued orders for all salooti8 in
I he wrecked district to close.
Auditor Asks About Claims.
State Auditor Joe McClelland has
asked Attorney General West for an
opinion as to whether he can approve
claims for work previously done in
connection with drilling artesian wells
in Heaver, Texas and Cimarron coun-
ties when the claims are filed sub
sequent to the approval by the gov-
ernor of the bill which repealed the
act authorizing the sinking of the
wells. The 1911 legislature appro-
priated $45,000 for digging wells in
search of artesian water in the Okla
homa panhandle. The experiment
proved to be a failure, but not until
all but about $25,000 of the approprla
Hon had been expended was work
stopped. The legislature during the
recent regular session passed an act
intended to stop all future expendi-
tures. The legal question which the
attorney general is asked to solve is
whether claims filed with the auditor
since the bill became a law can be ap
proved when they are for work done
before the act became effective.
County Treasurer Accused 19 Times.
Shawnee The county commission-
ers returned an accusation against T. j
M. Kirk, suspended county treasurer, j
charging him with nineteen counts of j
changing records, embezzlement, etc. '
He was Indicted by the recent grand I
jury, but objection being made to the |
manner in which the grand jury was ;
empaneled, the other accusations
were made for the fear that the in- ;
diet men ts might be quashed. Mr. Kirk
makes a complete denial of all the
Many Schools Seeking Funds.
To show the appreciation of the bill
authorizing distribution of an appro-
priation of $100,000 for the benefit of
Ihe consolidated or union graded dis-
trict schools, forty two districts have
already made application to the state
superintendent of public instruction
for the money coming to the district*
under the law. The distribution of
the money must be made under the
supervision of the State Board of Edu
cation. Counties including the forty
two districts making application for
the money are Heaver, Beckham,
Caddo, Cimarron, Comanche. Cotton,
Custer. Orady, Greer, Garfield, C.rant,
Haskell, Kiowa. Love, Noble, Okmul-
gee. Okfuskee, Payne, Pawnee, Push-
mataha. Rogers. Texas. Washington
and Washita. The Hoard of Education
will require from each district a
copy of the plans and spec!tlcations
of the school building •obstructed, as
it will be necessary for the district to
erect a building six months before
making application for the fund.
Stockholders to Lose Every Cent.
Hugo.—The Oklahoma State bank of
this city, which closed its doors, has
been taken in charge by representa-
tives of the banking board, who stated
after careful investigation, that the
stockholders of the institution would
lose every cent of stock. Eleven thou
sand dollars were drawn from the
state guaranty fund to depositors, pay-
ment to be made through the First
State bank of this city. The affairs
of the bank were so muddled that an
exact report of condition cannot be
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Smith, Mamie. The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 2, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 27, 1913, newspaper, March 27, 1913; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109294/m1/8/: accessed September 20, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.