The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 12, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
JUSTICE HUGHES DECLARES
STATE COMMISSION AND LEG-
ISLATURE MAY PRESCRIBE
CHARGES TO BE MADE.
ENTIRE COURT CONCURS
IN HUGHES' DECISION
Members of Corporation Body Expect
Decision to Have Great Weight
In Final Determination of
the Oklahoma Railroad
Washington.—The power of the
states to fix reasonable intrastate
rates on interstate railroads until
such time as congress shall choose to
regulate rates, was upheld by the su-
preme court of the United States in
he Minnesota freight and passenger
At the same time the court laid
down far-reaching principles govern-
ing the valuation of railroad property
for rate-making purposes, and accord-
ing to these held that the state of
Minnesota would confiscate the prop-
erty of the Minneapolis & St. Louis
Kailroad company by its maximum
freight and 2-cent passenger fare law.
It enjoined the state from enforcing
these laws as to this road for the
present In the cases of the Northern
Pacific and Great Northern, however,
the court held that these roads had
failed to show that the rates were
"unreasonable" or confiscatory and
consequently reversed the United
States district court for Minnesota,
which had enjoined their enforcement
as both confiscatory and a burdeu on
The criticism of the apportionment
of value between interstate and intra-
I The to-called "state rate" cases
| have presented to the supreme court
! one of the problems of the decade.
In general lenna, this group of
cases called upon the court to decide
two questions. One was whether the
states in passing maximum freight
and 2-cent passenger laws had unduly
interfered with interstate commerce.
The other was whether those laws
confiscated the property of t>:- rail-
roads by requiring them tc transact
business at a loss.
7 t« vonataitfd of forty-flve
cases. All arose out of the legislation
enacted by state legislatures about |
1907, or just after the federal govern-
ment had passed the Hepburn rate !
law. The forty-five cases concerned i
directly the laws in six states, Mis-
souri, Minnesota, Kentucky, Oregon,
Arkansas and West Virginia. Similar i
litigation arose iu Alabama, Iowa, |
Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and
South Dakota. In all it was said that |
depended upon the decision in the |
seventy-six suits in federal courts de-
pended upon the decision rtl the forty-1
five cases before the supreme court, j
The first of the forty-five cases to ,
reach the supreme court were the
Missouri rate cases. In Missouri the
eighteen railroads crossing the state
attacked, in separate suits, the vali-
dity of state laws fixing the maxi-
mum rate on freight and limiting pas-
senger fares to 2 cents a mile. Judge i
McPherson of the United States cir- I
cuit court for western Missouri held j
that the rates were confiscatory of
the railroads property and therefore j
unconstitutional, but he declined to
hold that they interfered with inter-
state commerce. Both the railroads
and the state appealed to the supreme
court, bringing in all thirty-six Mis-
souri cases. Two cases growing out
of "the Burlington suit" were present-
ed to the court in October, 1910, but
they were restored to the docket for
argument with the other Missouri
cases in April, 1912. The state pro- j
tested that Judge McPherson should |
not have apportioned expenses, as be-
tween state and interstate business,
on a revenue basis, but rather on a
car mile, or ton-mile basis.
Minnesota Test Cases.
The Minnesota rate cases arose out
of suits by stockholders of the North-
ern Pacific, the Great Northern and
the Mineapolis & St. Louis railroads
against the companies to enjoin them
HUNTER HOLMES MOSS
state business on a gross revenue ba- from obeying the maximum freight
sis, and the apportionment of ex- an(j 2-cent passenger laws as uncon- j
penses by regulating Interstate freight Htitutlonal, and against 'the state offl
business as two and a half times as j Cials to enjoin them from enforcing
expensive as intrastate business was
regarded here as favorable to the
state of Missouri, iu its fight to up-
hold the validity of the maximum
freight and 2-cent passenger law en-
acted by it.
Similar confidence was inspired In
advocates of the Arkansas state rate
regulations, but all recognized that
the statement of the court that each
case of alleged confiscation must rest
the laws. Judge Sanborn of the
United States circuit court for Min-
nesota, held the laws unconstitutional,
of a confiscatory nature, and that they
burdened interstate commerce. The
three suits were appealed to the su-
preme court. The contest over the
interstate commerce feature of the
controversy was similar t.o that In the
In the Missouri cases, however, the
on its own bottom, might mean the state and the railroads had agreed
setting aside of the Missouri and Ar- upon the valuation of the railroads,
kansas laws. upon which the percentage of income
The states of Oregon and Kentucky from rates was to be figured. No
were regarded as almost certain to such agreement was reached in the
win their rate cases involving the val- Minnesota cases, and a bitter contest
idity of state freight rates, but in arose over the holding of Judge San-
each instance, practically the only ob- born that the fair valuation of a rail-
Jection to the laws was their reputed road property was its "cost of repro-
Interference with interstate com- duction new."
merce. For a like reason many be- The Kentucky rate case arose over
lieved that the West Virginia 2-cent Htate rates on grain from Ohio river
passenger law would be upheld. points to Inland distillery cities. Un-
Justice Hughes considered the at- like the Missouri and Minnesota
tack upon the state rates in two j cases, it did not embrace a claim of
phases, the one that they placed an confiscation. Points raised were that
unlawful burden on interstate com- the rates laid an Improper burden
merce, and the other that they were upon interstate commerce, and that
so low as to confiscate the property the McChord act. authorizing the state
of the railroads. railroad commission to fix reasonable
In considering the interstate com-1 rates was unconstitutional. Judges
merce phase, he took it for granted Warrington, Denison and Sanford of
that the state had the power to reg- the United States circuit court for
ulate rates Wet ween points within the eastern Kentucky, upheld the Mc-
state of Minnesota on railroads not Chord act and the rates In question.
crossing state lines, and so far from
the boundaries as not to compete with
the cities of other states, or otherwise
affect interstate commerce.
The Salient Points.
Oregon Cases Slightly Different.
In the Oregon cases, it was claimed
that there was an interference with*
interstate commerce. The Oregon
Railroad & Navigation co^nany
Tie next reached the conclusion that, claimed that the state raiir fs\l com-
Intrastate rates, whether on purely j mission in reducing the state freight
intrastate railroads or interstate rail- rates from Portland to eastern Oregon
cities effected a reduction of inter-
| state rates to those cities, because
! the state rates were used as a
basis for the interstate rates. A
similar claim was made by the South-
ern Pacific company as to rates along
roads, had not been regarded by the
courts as being a direct regulation of
interstate commerce. He pointed to
the regulation of rates on railroads in
Illinois and the Erie canal in New
York by the respective states con- Ug ^ The district
cerne , n suppor o lis 0IU 11 COurt for Oregon upheld the rates. An
sions of is n nigs in e (< attack was also made upon the con-
c's*on* stitutionality of the law creating the
A most intricate argument on this Oregon railway commission. That
phase of the controversy was made by ^qo, was upheld by the lower court,
the justice, in considering whether jn the Arkansas cases, brought by
state rates in interstate carriers could the St. Louis, Iron Mountain & South-
have such an -indirect bearing on in- ern rajiway and by the St. Louis
terstate commerce as to exclude the Southwestern railway, the United
states from imposing them. He States circuit court for eastern Ar-
reached the conclusion that this was kansas held that the maximum freight
a well-known field, iu which the states rate orders and the 2-cent passenger
could exercise their authority until1 fare jaw were unconstitutional be-
congress had seen fit to regulate the cause they were confiscatory.
field exclusively. Finally he arrived The West Virginia case arose out
at the conclusion that congress in all Qf a suit by the Chesapeake & Ohio
Its rate-making legislation had ex- Railway company to test the validity
pressly provided that the regulation of the 2-cent passenger law. The sii-
should not extend to transportation preme court of West Virginia upheld
Hunter Holme* Moss is the new
congressman from the Fourth dlstHct
of w« tt Virginia. He is a Republican
and is thirty-nine years old.
SEN. HITCHCOCK SWATS TOBACCO
Small Concerns Unaffected; Aimed
At American Tobacco Company
Which Failed to Dis-
Washington.—In accord with sug-
gestions of Attorney General McKey-
nolds. Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska
introduced an anti trust amendment to
the Underwood tariff bill which would
levy a special additional excise tax
on a graduated scale upon manufac-
turers of tobacco, cigars, cigarettes
and snuff. The amendment coming
from a democratic member will re-
ceive thorough consideration from the
finance committee. The proposed tax
would not reach a manufacturer until
he controlled about 25 per cent of the
total production of articles in his line.
Over that amount he would be taxed
in a rising scale on tobacco, one per
cent a pound for the first million
pounds, 2 cents a pound for the second
million pounds and so on up to 6
cents a pound. These graduated taxes
would be in addition to the regular 8
cents a pound tax that all manufac-
turers pay on tobacco.
Companies of ordinary size would
not be subject to this tax because it
does not apply to a production before
80,000,000 pounds of tobacco, or 4.000,*
000 pounds of snuff a year, so that of
ths 2.700 tobacro companies in the
country, probably only three would be
affected and of the seventy-three snuff
companies also only three would be
affected. In factories of the moderate
size, the tax would only fall on four
or five of the cigar companies, only
two of them having a product large
enough to be taxed.
Seventy million dollars was the
amount of the total excise last year
on tobacco products and Senator
Hitchcock has estimated that if the
tax had been levied on last year's
business "the foreign trust concerns"
would have paid the additional tax as
American Tobacco company. $7,500,-
000; Liggett & Meyers, $3,100,000;
Lorillard company. $144,000; American
Snuff company, $77,000; George W.
Helme company, $69,000; Weyman &
Burton company, $51,000.
"There would also have been com-
panies subject to this tax if it could
be shown that they were under the
same ownership of control as any of
the big companies," said Senator
Hitchcock, "and in the case of the Lor-
illard company it would be subject
to a much higher rate of taxation, if
it could be shown that it is owned or
controlled by the same interests that
are back of any other company. It is
probable therefore that this tax in the
aggregate would reach $15,000,000 a
year, which is so large that it would
soon force a real dissolution of the
tobacco trust. If it d dn't it would
yield handsome revenues to the treas-
ury and so handicap the trust that
it could not carry out its program of
crushing independent companies.
'The government already T.as the
machinery to enforce this tax. To-
bacco and snuff manufacture in all
forms is under complete government
control. The power to tax to the point
of destruction is unquestioned. It is
summary, simple and Irresistible. If
it succeeds in this line of manufac-
ture, It may succeed in others."
wholly within a state.
Among the laws which the states
may pass indirectly affecting inter-
state commerce, were mentioned state
Inspection laws, state employers' lia-
bility laws and quarantine regula-
tions. He said that state rate making
was to be classified with these.
The decision, regarded as one of
the most important ever announced •
w*as announced by
Justice Hughes and consisted of some
35,000 words. The court was unan-
imous with the possible exception of
Justice McKenna, who merely "con-
curred in the results."
Big Merger Is Planned.
Oklahoma City.—Formal announce-
by the court, has been under consid- ment of the plans and purposes of
eration for fourteen months. Railroad the Public Service company chartered
commissions from eight states and in Oklahoma City with a capital stock
the governors of all the states filed of $3,000,000 was made by Fred Insull,
briefs in support of the states' rights representative of the Chicago capital-
In the cases. ] lsts who are backing the concern.
NOW IT'S COUNTERVAILING DUTY
Senate Makes a Third Guess On
Meats and Grain.
Washington—Revising their policy
again, democratic leaders in the sen-
ate have decided to put a countervail-
ing duty on imports of livestock and
grains, fresh meats, flour and other
Exchange For Chickasha.
Chickasha —A grain and cotton ex-
change has been organized by the
business men of Chickasha, and will
open for business at the commence-
ment of the cotton season. September
1. The exchange will receive contin-
uous quotations on New Orleans and
New York cotton. New York cotton
oil and Chicago grain. The contin-
uous service will be the only contin-
, uous service in the state. Oklahoma
City. Muskogee and Ardmore at pres-
ent have only 15-minute quotations.
NEWS OF THE
PREMIUM LIST OF THE 1913
STATE FAIR READY FOR
RAILROADS GRANT LOW FARES
Prospects Good For the Best Exhibi-
tion Ever Given at the Capital.
—List of Premiums Offered
The 1913 premium list of the Okla-
homa State Fair and Exposition,
Oklahoma City, September 23 to Oc-
tober 4, has Just been issued. There
are exactly 240 pagen from cover to
cover and the entire book is brimfull
of news about what promises to be
the best State Fair and Exposition in
the history of Oklahoma.
Revision of the 1913 premium list
has been made upward instead of
downward, the purpose being to bring
out the best of everything in agricul-
tural products, livestock of every de-
scrlptlon, manufactured products and I ^""^7, fact. ""o~asoiln<\ wording to
FIRE LOSS IS DECREASED
Prevention Campaign In State Sho*s
Results In Many Figures.
A material reduction of the fire loss
of Oklahoma for the month of May a* I
compared with the same month in
15*12, is shown by the monthly report
ot the state fire marshal which has
just been submitted to State Insur
ance Commissioner Welch
According to the reporL the fire
loss from carelessness has been re-
duced from 5,330 during the month of i
May, 15)12, to 3736 for the same month j
of the present year, and the loss re- '
suiting from careless use of matches
by children has been reduced from I
$S25 to $30 during the same period. 1
The loss from oil and gasoline explo-
sions has ben reduced $1,773, as coin-
pared with May a year ago.
Out of a total of ninety fires report
ed to the department, the entire loss
have been $135,364.10, of which $64,-
1S0.60 was lost on contents and $71,-
183.50 on buildings.
The report calls special attention'
to the fact that most people are slow ,
in heeding the repeated warnings sent ,
out by the department against tho
careless use of gasoline and other,
high explosives and points to the re-1
cent explosion at Kiefer, where four |
persons lost their lives, as evidence
other things that contribute to the
progress of Oklahoma and likewise to
the State Fair and Exposition. The
divisions and classes have been ar-
ranged this year to meet the demands.
Oklahoma City has four big trunk
line railroads and three Interurban
lines reaching out in all directions of
the state, and enjoys short line rates.
Two spur tracks have been built to
the Fair Grounds for the accommo-
dation of exhibitors. No city in the
country of its Bize has better accom-
modations and street cars are oper-
ated to the Fair Grouuds every four
This season's attractions—amuse-
ment features—will be the best ob-
tainable and it will be possible for
farm and city people to combine vaca-
tion. valuable schooling and pleasure
—all at a very low cost.
The railroads will make an open
rate of two cents per mile in each
direction, with minimum selling rate
of $1.00, for the round trip from all
points in Oklahoma to Oklahoma City
and return; tickets to be on sale
daily daring the Fair with final limit
the day following the close of the
Fair, and one two dates during the
Fair (to be selected later) rate of one
fare for the round trip, such tickets
to be limited to return the folowing
date. Tickets to be good going com-
mencing the date of sale and for con-
tinuous passage in each direction.
Fire Marshal Hammond, has an ex-
plosive force five times greater than
gun powder and is easier to ignite
than dynamite or nitroglycerin This 1
is pointed out to show why great pre-1
caution should be taken In the hand-
ling of gasoline.
For some time past the department'
with the assistance of the chiefs of 1
the different fire departments of the
state, has been conducting an educa-1
tional campaign on how to prevent
fire loss and possible loss of life,
and already good results have been
According to the records of the de-
partment. six persons have met death I
during the past month as a result of :
The report also urges a sane cele- 1
bratlon of the Fourth of July, and,
where fireworks are displayed, it is
urged that great precaution be taken
against fire loss.
WOULD FIRE SUPT NELSON
MAPS TO COMMISSIONER
New Ones Prepared By Experts of
Comporation Commission Ready.
Kate Barnard Says Things Are Rotten
at Pauls Valley.
The immediate removal of Superin-
tendent E. R. Nelson of the boys' i
training school at Pauls Valley be-
cause he is a "man utterly incapable I
of conducting such an important insti- <
tution," is recommended by the state j
department of charities and correc-
tlons in a report of an investigation j
of conditions at the school, and which |
alleges findings almost as sensational
as those reported to exist In the state
reformatory at Granite.
Charges that vicious and degenerat-
Oklahoma has 6,323.67 miles of \ in« Practices exist to an alarming ex-
steam railroads, exclusive of sidinKs j ten* among the boys, who are fre-
and spurs, according to the 1913 rail- Quently forced to submit to the most
road map of the corporation commis- I I,a'Ilful and brutal sort of punishment,
Sion, copies of which have been re- at Whipped With h.-avy
celved from the printers. The St leather straps until their flesh bleeds
Louis and San Francisco, or the Fris- , and becomes discolored also are made
cos, leads with 1,947 miles of road *n n'l)(,r' No «*ffort is Dldl to
with the Rock Island second with j cftrry out the purpose of the school,
1,326 miles and the Santa Fe third that of training the minds and hands
with 950 miles. I of the >'ounS boys who are sent there,
The new map was complied and ! according to another charge, but on
drawn by the engineering department. contrary, It is alleged the youths
of the commission. Copies may be j are receiving no particular training in
obtained from the commission by any ! an>thing that is useful or that will
one upon reauest either In person or make them competent to earn their
in writing. Five thousand copies have livelihood when they leave the instfr
been printed for distribution. I tution, but are simply guarded around
In addition to showing the railroad j WOI"k they are required to and
lines In the state, the map also shows , punished severely for any misconducL
the state capital, the county seats, |
principal towns, oil pipe lines, gas I
pipe lines, electric lines, cotton corn- j
presses, cotton factories, stations, hav 1
ing agents, sidings and spurs, dis-
tances between principal points, dis- j
TWO MORE "NEW COUNTIES."
Revival of Swanson Starts New
Amusement In Southern Oklahoma
Lawton.—There's no use to pay any
tances between stations, flouring mills I attention to courts, constitution or
and principal streams. j prescribed bounds when it comes to
The mileage of the various roads in a matter of forming new counties, ao
given as follows: Frisco, 1,497; Rock wording to the edict of "mass meet-
Island, 1.326; Santa Fe, 950; Clinton" ings" held in Indiahoma and Manitou
and Oklahoma Western, 51; Ft. Smith in which two new Oklahoma counties
and Western. 241.97; Kansas City, were "formed" as burlesques upon the
Mexico and Orient, 187; Kansas City attempt of people of Mountain Park
Southern. 152; Midland Valley, 245; j to retain what was once known as
Missouri. Kansas and Texas, 691; Mis- Swanson county.
souri. Oklahoma and Gulf. 313; Mis- In both instances county boy/ids
souri Pacific (Iron Mountain), 161; were located, county officers elected
Oklahoma Central. 133; Poteau Val- and seats of government established,
ley, 7.7; Wichita Falls and North- The formation at Manitou, w?iich
western, 328; Webber Falls, Shawnee Claims Hunter township for its do-
and Western. 10.4. ! main is known as Thacker ctMnty.
Shawnee to Hold Fair. The Indiahoma people christened the
Shaw ne.—(Ireat interest is being ! "el«ht mile striP" ,n Comanche as
manifested all over the countv in the Kai" count>'. 111 ho"or of ,h" f''rmer
Comanche county attorney "who Tilled
Swanson." Roth areas were form-
fore the state fair opens at Oklahoma | erly included in Swanson counfy.
City. The products of the county are
Pottawatomie fair and livestock show
to be held in Shawnee the week be
already being gathered for the county
fair and for the exhibit at the state
fair, in which Pottawatomie county ex-
pects to win first prize this year
Mother Drops Dead Walking With Son
Blackwell.—Mrs. Rhoda flraly, aged j was established. Last December there
69. of this place dropped dead on the were 1,306 convicts and there has
sidewalk while out walking with her been an increase of 156 since then,
son. Mrs. Braly was a pioneer of Kay There are now 188 lifers in the peril-
county. tentiary as against 171 last December
Now 1.462 Convicts.
Figures at the state penitentiary
last week showed that there are now
1.469 convicts confined there, beinp
the largest number of prisoners that
have been held snce the institution
r\i i u o * n . Gettysburg Trip Abandoned.
Oklahoma City Banks Are Prospering. a , ,. ,
r a Oklahoma veterans of the battle ot
Oklahoma City's bank deposits on ! Gettysburg will not attend tho re-
May 31 of this year, showed an In- union of their comrades in Jul) Pro-
crease ot approximately 40 per cent vided with funds by the state to visit
over the same date in the year 1912. after fifty years the scenes of the
Exclusive of'one of the smaller banks world's greatest battle, the Oklahoma
of the city, the total deposfis on May 1 survivors of Gettysburg have been
31, 1913, approximated in round fig. prohibited by the raliroads of the
ures $13,837,000, as against $9,804,000 state from participating in the great-
on the same date ,'n 1912. The in- j «-at reunion held since the close of
crease approximates $4,033,000. The<the Civil war, according to the Okla-
total capitalization of the institutions homa-Gettysburg reunion committee,
which received the deposits is roads refused to grant less than
$1,681,000. J two cents a mile.
SUPREME COURT DECIDES 1
CITIZEN CAN BE EX-
CONFESSED A BRUTAL CRIME
Every Legal Step Had Been Employed
In Three-Year Fight For
Life of YounQ Wife
Washington—Three years to a day |
after the discovery of the body of his
wife in the waters of Lake Como.
Italy, Porter fharlton lost his long |
fight against being turned over by his |
native land to the Italian government |
for trial on a charge of murder. The
supreme court sustained the state de-
partment's decision to deliver Charl-
ton iu compliance with Italy s de-
Charlton was a bank clerk in New
York and his father. Paul Charlton,
classmate of ex-President Taft, and
until recently, federal judge in Porto
Rico. The young man has been held
In jail in New Jersey sluce his arrest
three years ago.
Insanity was alleged as the main
ground for opposing Charlton's r v
moval to Italy, and it was further
contended that the United States
could not extradite one of Its citizens
to Italy, inasmuch as that country
had refused to extradite its subjects
to the United Staes. The supreme
cour held Charlton had no right to
present evidence of his insanity at
the extradition hearing and that the
contention as to the power to extra-
dite was erroneous.
The killing of Mrs. Porter Charlton
stirred Europe and America as have
few murders of recent years. With
the discovery of her crumpled body
stuffed Into a trunk and sunk in Lak«
Como. Italy, where she has been with
her husband to spend her honeymoon,
both continents turned to search for
The first great problem to solve
was the whereabouts of the 21-year-old
husband, who, as a bank clerk In New
York, had married the woman, eight
years older than himself and the di-
vorced wife of Neville H. Castle, a
San Francisco lawyer.
The question was solved when Por-
ter Charlton arrived on a steamer
from Italy, a few days later at Ho-
boken. N. J That night there ap
peared a confession bearing his name.
"My wife and I lived happily to-
gether, but. she had an uncontrollable
temper, and so had I," read the con-
fession. "On the night of the murder
she had the worst outbreak of temper
I ever saw. I told her to keep quiet
or 1 would make her keep quiet. Then
she had another outbreak. I took up
a wooden mallet with which I had
been repairing a table, and hit her on
tho head and body two or three times.
At midnight 1 put the body in a
trunk, dragged it to a small pier near
the house and threw It overboard."
Senator Knox granted the extradi-
tion, but the matter was appealed to
the courts, all of which sustained the
NEWSPAPER LAW UPHELD.
Unanimous Decision Is Made on Val-
idity of Publicity Act.
Washington—The validity of the
newspaper publicity law enacted In
1912 as a provision of the postal ap-
propriation act was upheld by the
unanimous decision of the supreme
court of the United States. Chief
Justice White announced eht court's
This law requires every newspaper,
magazine or other publication to file
semi-annually with the postmaster
general and the local postmaster
sworn statements of the names of the j
editors, managers, owners, stockhold-
ers and bondholders, and in the case ,
of daily newspapers, of the average j
dally circulation. Publication of these •
statements is required and for failure
to comply with any of the provisions
the publication shall be denied the
"privileges of the mails." A second
paragraph provides that paid for edi-
torials or reading matter of any such
publication shall be marked "adver-
tisement," under penalty of a fine or
About 88 per cent of the newspapers
already have complied with the law.
many under protest. The Lewis Pub-
lishing company and the Journal of
Commerce and Commercial Bulletin
of New York led the atack upon the
statute, bringing suits for injunction
In the federal district court of south-
ern New York. When the law was
upheld there, appeal was taken.
They claimed that the law sought to
"regulate journalism," and to euforcu
a censorship of the press.
Much of the rheu-
matic pain that
comet in damp,
changing weather it
the work ot one
cut. tear or hurt any ||
worse when the af- U
fee ted muscle joint
marked with head-
ache. backache, du-
llness and ditturb-
ancet of the urine,
it't time to help the
Pillt quickly help
horauia pr.fu*« obliging
man* tliu*t a nlgbt and lb* i>ajt agn« Terr
falnful Mr kidnort b*<am« dl>..r.1«r*<1 that I
bought I waMdotiA for lh>an> Kidney Pill, how-
• want right Ui tha aaat of th« trouM* and for
o«ar thro* yaara uiy cora haa baon poruianaoc"
Cat Doai'i at Any Star*. 50c ■ Boa
FOSTLK-MILBUHN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
The whole of human virtue may be
reduced to speaking the truth always
and doing good to ethers.—Arlian.
Itr*| Wlnaiow a dooming Irnip for
twihlnf. aoflana the guma, radaeaa Intawaa
t>n,aila;a i>*lu,«'ura« wind ao.laJSo a toulUaMl
"No chicken fights are fair.**
"Of course not, since they neces-
sarily have a fowl elemenL"
4R018F.S TitK LIVER AND PI RIFIEf
Til K lll.oon.
Tha old Standard a*n ral ntr ng<honing
OKOV1S TASTHI MS-> .hill TONIC, aroum
Ilver lo artlon. drlvoa Malaria out ot tha blix
mild* upf ~
tip tli.> arairui. A trua Uitiio. turaUaiu
"That man yonder leads a double
"You don't say so!"
"Yes. lie sells duplicating ma-
••By the way, Cleverly." asked the
publisher, "where did you get these
photographs of strong minded, deter-
mined looking women with which you
Illustrate your article on 'Why Mea
"Oh," replied the author, "they're
wives of the men I know."
Just a Bit Mixed.
London 1b laughing over a story
which has recently come out concern-
ing Lloyd George. It appears that
Hkortly after the death of King Ed-
ward an Englishman traveling in
Wales got into talk with an elderly
Welshman and happened to be the
first to tell him of the king's demise.
"And who might be king nowT"
asked the Welshman.
"Why, George Is king now."
"George!" he exclaimed in surprise.
"Well, how he has got on, to be sure
—and me to remember him as a little
lawyer in Criccieth!"
That Human Trumpet Call.w
When Enrico Caruso was in Atlanta
a few days ago he sang to the prison-
ers in the federal penitentiary three
songs, including his "Sob Song" from
"Pagliacci." After hearing Caruso,
Julian Hawthorne, now convict No.
4435, wrote a poem, a few lines of
which run thus:
"Then, in the hush of the great blank
God wrought a wondrous miracle,
For a voice like a glorious trumpet
Arose as a soul from the deeps of
And our souls rose with It on won-
Rose from their prison of iron and
F>orgot the grime and the shame of
We were men once again in a sun-
Sin and grief and punishment—all
Were lost In that human trumpet
Axe Fells Man In Murder Mystery.
Harrisville. Mo.—Arthur Kellar was
murdered with an axe In his home
her and his 7-year-old daughter re-
ceived wounds from which she died.
A blow aimed at Mrs. Kellar strucA
beside the bed and awakened her ;
Two children were sleeping beside ;
Mrs. Kellar. who was in a room ad-I
Joining that in which her husband am!
7-year-old daughter 6lept. It is be-
lieved the murderer Intended to kill
the smaller children also. There is
no clue to the murderer.
When the body needs
but little food, that little
should be appetizing and
Then about the best
and most convenient thing
one can have handy is a
This food is fully cook-
ed—crisp, delicious and
ready to serve direct from
Post Toasties with fresh
strawberries and cream
are hard lo beat.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold by Grocers.
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Smith, Mamie. The Moore Messenger (Moore, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 12, 1913, newspaper, June 12, 1913; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc109305/m1/3/: accessed December 13, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.