Oklahoma Leader (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 73, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 8, 1921 Page: 1 of 4
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Vol. 2—No. 7S
"FEARLESS AND TRUE"
Full Leased Wire United t'ress 11 eport—Member Federated Press.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1921
PRICE ONE CENT
SIX DIE IN KENTUCKY ELECTION RIOT
Awaits Disarm Parley
if Sessions Are Secret
Q 1 Ifthncnn Co\/c Hinln armarat,nt8- They worked their willjcrecy prevails there will be another
oCnRIOr JOnnSOn oays Uipio- to the everlasting harm of the world disappointing disaster like that of
mats Will Disarm Only at Versailles.
When Public Opinion Forces Let people have their way at
Them to Do It washington for the world s eternal Pershing Sees Success
ood. peoples can be trusted to dis- |n Disarm Conference.
Copyright. 1921. by United Tresf ar'tl, diplomats will disarm only Cop> right. 18:'I. bv LT:iite«i Pre#*-
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8.—The dis- w^<>n compelled by overwhelming WASHINGTON. Nov. 8. -General
appointing disaster like that of Paris. J>,u"|1c °p'nlon threatening their poll- John J. Per,bin* see, "complete sue-
tieal existence. Every country cess" in the impending Washington
will wrack the arms conference here Bbou|,j fjeman(j an,j demand in such conference on limitation of arraa-
"if its doors are locked and secrecy fashion that it can not be denied ment.
prevails," Senator Johnson, i alifor- them that the sessions cf the confer- The chief of staff and general of
nia. declared today in a statement. ence have the fullest publicity. the armies of the United States so
"Publicity is the weapon of poo- "Success of the limitation of arma- expressed himself today in an ex-
ples of which they are ever robbed ruents conference will mean less e lusive interview with the I'nited
by secrecy's plausible arguments, 1 taxes, lightening the burdens of peo- Press on the eve of the assembling
said Johnson. "Idealism was de- pies, a brighter and better world. of the conference.
feated and high hopes destoyed at Failure means doubt and uncertainty. He believes the "prospects are ex-
Versailles and the various results crushing taxations, possible imper- cellent" for cutting down the chances
were reached by secrecy. Substan- ialisin and militarism
tially the same representatives re- be the triumph of people; failure, dens and sufferings of the peoples
sponsible for the Versailles treaty cynical diplomacy's victory. of the world in modern armaments
meet now at Washington to limit i "If the doors are locked and se- and war.
Contest Over Voter's Right to
Cast Ballot Precipi-
JACKSON, K}. >«▼. 8■—Six
men are dead following an ele<*.
tlou daj fight at ('ley Hole. kjfH
ten miles from here, according to
*nrd reeelTed by Sheriff J. W.
George Allen. Leslie Cole, Cleve-
land Cole, Tom Miller, George McIn-
tosh and John Kobblns.
Sheriff Roberts and deputies imme-
diately set out for the isolated vil-
lage in automobiles.
Word of the shooting ctfkie from
Ixnre Creek, near the scene of the
The voting place at Clay Hole, a
village of 100 population, is in a
FRENCH DELEGATES TO DISARMAMENT
Success Willi of war. He keenly realizes the bur- ch°o1 houM' Me"Ker rcpo,ls 'lo not I
say whether or not any arrests
Roberts was told the shooting i
started over contest of a voter's right
to cast his ballot. Miller and Mcln- <
tosh were republican Judges in the 1
Men rushed into the polling place
and the shooting began. When the
smoke had cleared away, the six inen '
were lifeless on the floor.
There has been intense feeling in i
HOG PRICES SLUMP
TO LOWEST LEVEL
Rumor Affects All
Declare Men Asking
Members of Supreme Court and Criminal Court of Appeals
Issue Denials of Implication in Party That Led to Raid,
After Reports Have Involved "High State House Offi-
cials"—Russell and Franklin on the Warpath.
\rlv\ ' V ' berthoUT.
The delegates to represent the 1-Yeneh government in the disarmament ' down. In order to clcar the reputa-
conference to open on Nevember 11 in Washington, have been named as I lions of alt others, was the belief
follows: Premier Briand, Philip Berthelot, Rene Vivian! and Ambassador ^pressed by William M. Franklin,
Insistent demands tor a full clearing up of the state house
"raid scandal" came from two quarters Tuesday.
Denials of guilt were asked of all who were connectcd
I with state departments upon which rumor had cast a shadow.
, Names of the guilty persons were sought, in order to re-
j move the cloud from the others, it was declared.
Judges Say They Weren't Russell Wants Matter
Present—Lee Is Fined. Cleared Up He Says.
"I wasn't there! On Saturday morning immediately
This was the chorus that rang out following the press notices of Act 2
Tuesday from the offices of ten of Act 1 not yet published) of an al-
the twelve justiees of the slate su-! 'a*ed ",'atty Arirockle party on
. , Sixth street, of which state officials
preme court and criminal court of, ' .
were accredited members, a number
) appeals, following persistent rumors | of Mal(. „fr,cUlllt mfi and prepared
j that one member of one of those . the following:
bodies was among the persons ar- "Whereas, It has been printed and
j tested In a county raid last week. circulated in the public press that
I That whoever the state officials
were, the rumor should be traced
loveland live stock
Britain and Japan Preparing
Program For Disarming
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8—(By C
p.)—With the arms limitation con
terence only four days away a war
tired world today looked for guid
ance. Though the English. Japanese
and other conferees have their own
plans—and in some cases axes t<>
grind—they have pocketed these,
waiting upon America to lead th<
All the principal delegates are now
here with the exception of Arthur
Balfour of Great Britain.
Although other nations are wait-
ing on the United States to take th«
lead, it is understood here that Great
Britain and Japan have programs t«>
announce as soon as the American
program is revealed.
England, for instance, is willing t<>
have a navy no larger than Amer-
ica's, if the word of its first lord oi
the admiralty, Lord Lee of Fa-eham
spoken last March, still holds gooci
( haling Diplomacy.
Though outwardly there Is mainly
"waiting" there is already som< .
"chafing diplomacy" under way.
In other words, within the privacy j
of non-official meetings some of th<
slate for the coming meet is beinu
written. America, Japan and Eng
land are credited with being agreed
on certain procedures, which other- :
wise would merely consume time
within the conference proper.
American delegation sessions arc
continuing. These are making "ex-
cellent progress," according to ot -
ticial announcement. Concrete facts
are few. America is ready to show
the way with a definite plau for
world arras limitation; she is also .
CHICAGO, Nov. 8.— (By I". P.)— sold today on
Hog prices broke sharply today on market at $7.7
the live stock markets of the coun- medium grades. It was the first
try. Premium grades were $1
hundred pounds, the lowest since January, 1916,
January, 1916. This was a decline
of from 25 to 40 cents.
Large receipts which caused the
| price to slump were attributed to
desire of farmers to liquidate.
in the mixed and t^e eiectton. especially in the
test between partisans of Sam Cock-
time they dropped below $8.00 since i r|1, democrat, and John Oandrill, re-
CLEVELAND. Ohio. Nov. 8. Hogs
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Nov. 8.—The
Kansas City hog market broke radi-
cally today, registering a drop of
25 to 35 cents at the opening.
Best lights sold as low as $7.15.
Firm Obtains Charter
publican, candidates for sheriff.
Three Members of Chicago-: rates.
New Orleans Crew Shot;
Thousands in Loot.
t OLT .MBUS, Ohio. Nov. 8. (By U.
•C.l-J HfMTry Ford's rarllroad. 'the I>e-
troit. Toledo & Trenton, today an
two high stale officials have been
arrested at a disorderly bouse, and
paid their fines for immoral conduct,
pleading under assumed names at a
< ourt or proceeding convened secret-
ly at the hour of mitfnight; and,
; "Whereas, such publication Is an
i unwarranted reflection upon every
I decent, law-abiding state official;
"Wherefore. We the undersigned
' state officials of Oklahoma now
clerk ot the supreme court and crim-
inal court of appeals. In an open
letter to the press, he insisted that
the matter should be cleared up. to
remove all reflection from other
state officers. , ,
•I have just returned from the I 'l<"lmnd, otU"
West Oklahoma Conference. M. E.
church. South, held at Mangum, i
which 1 attended as Lay Delegate j
and as Conference l^ay Leader," he ..
said. I find that it is claimed thai
, publishing the above and the sheriff
and other authorities responsible for
the same, that tbev make public the
true names of the alleged state of-
two itigh state officials were arrested |
LONDON. Nov. 8.— (By U. P.I- A
climax in the Irish situation will be
On the day the Ulster cabinet will
confer with Premier Lloyd George 1 HAMPAICN. III . •.Nov. 8 Six
on the proposed settlement, reqttir- train robbers, equipped with all
lug certain concessions by that dis- j modern methods of warfare, ap-
Itrct. i parently had made good their escape
Should the Ulsterites refuse to today with many thousands of dol-
consider the compromise proposition, Inrs in registered mail taken from
it was believed certain Lloyd George the Chicago-New Orleans train on
would carry out his threat to resign.
When the aw>Ve*Vas written no
, , i one present had any intimation of
passenger * th women for immoral conduct, . . , A .«
ii.ihh«uk«i ' state officials, if any. had partici-
' but that their real names were not , , .. ,, . , . . ..
i pated in the alleged debauch. It was
I our purpose to "hew to the line and
let the chips fall." As soon as each
! elective state official had had an op-
A charter for the Mutual Mercan-1 McManus. Oklahoma < ity; J. H.
tile company, to operate in conjunc-: Thornton, secretary National ( o-
. . • operative association, and ('. Wal-
tion witfc the farmers I nion, was , ,, , , ,
ler, Port Worth, who has been eon-
filed today, setting forth capital nected with Farmers' Union co-
stock at $500,000. The purpose was operative enterprises in the south-
given as general merchandising, west for six years.
Stores are to be taken over, or new "The company will work to unite
ones installed, in all parts of the the Farmers' "Union and the various
state, according to the local office . labor unions in the one enterprise.
of the Farmers' Union. for their supplies and to market
Operation will be upon the pa-; their products, t statement issued' LEAVENWORTH, Kan., Nov.
tronage dividend plan of co-opera-1 Tuesday said, "it will work in com-1 < By U. P.)-The six- months H. W. I ncar axon, y m es nor
tion. it is declared. plete harmony with the Farmers' I Haley served iu the federal peniten-
The first board of directors is to State Exchange of Oklahoma and tiary here in payment of a "soldier's
be: L. A. Chambers, El Reno, presi-1 Texas; also with all other co-opera- ■ debt" has been in vain. it was ap-
An application filed with the pub- given.
lie utilities commission here asked "Such report reflects upon every
thata passenger charges be cut from stat« official and as a matter of jus-
3 cents per mile to 2 cents. ,icc lo those who were not guilty the
Members of the commission will names of the parties arrested should
not oppose th* reduction, they indi- given. Any officer who refuses
eated today. to B,ve names should be con*
. _ _ . demned. There Is less reason why
'their names should not be published
TERM IN VAIN
the Illinois Central
The robbers used dynamite, odor
bombs, sawed-off shotguns, fuses
and searchlights in a thrilling forty- !
five-minute gun battle with members
of the crew and passengers after the
train had been stopped on a trestle
dent Canadian County Co-operative tive enterprises, looking to the com- parent today.
association; Henry B. Horton, Still- bining of their buying and selling Following Haley's release govern-
water, general manager Farmers' power in order to cut out useless ment officials announced they were ,
Union co-operative exchange; W. F. expense to the consumer." looking for Thomas W. Jones,
| Haley's overseas "buddy."'
Haley, at the close of the war. took
•Jones' name and assumed by a ruse
which federal officials failed to dis
They escaped with from two to
four sacks of registered mail, leav-
ing six injured, including one pas-
senger. After obtaining their loot,
cover until recently, a prison sen-
______ tence which Jones had hanging over
_ . • -j- . n. ' him. Haley explained he did this for
Temperature of Twenty — Six Jones because the latter saved his
Highway Department Salary
Claim Is Basis of the
to Thirty-Two Degrees
The first chill winds of a cold
wave, which it was predicted would
send the mercury down to 32 or 26.
had reached Oklahoma City Tuesday
Mandamus suit against
ready to set an example by offering I Carter, state auditor, was brought afternoon.
a schome for her own limitation. But in the district court Tuesday by At- High barometric pressure in the
beyond these two things it is practi- torney General S. P. Freeling, on far northwest, moving southward,
cally mere guess work and specula behalf of L. Butler, employe in was given as the cause of the drop
tion as to what is actually proceed- the state highway department, lo jn temperature. Zero weather is re-
ing. America's terms and plans are j compel Carter to pay Butler's salary ported at some points in Canada,
shielded from even officials who for the month of May, 1921, amount-, with freezing temperature in Wyo-
they fired the mail car, using sacks | an(* PaB8e<1
of second-class matter as the torch.
A check-up of the loot was made dif-
Several Thousand* Lost,
Estimates of the loot varied today.
< hief Inspector Moore of Chicago
said the loot would amount to sev-
eral thousand dollars.
They came prepared for any emer-
gency. They shot on the slightest
provocation, and they shot to kill.
Engineer Jack Fogarty, with a re-
volver sticking in bis ribs and his
fireman covered, was ordered to
bring thevtrain to a stop so that the
passenger cars would be across a
trestle. Four other bandits had been
CHARGES ARE PENDING ms in wait in a < lump of bushes
(Continued on Page Three.)
federal taxes were
reality today as a result of the sen-
ate's passage of the tax revision bill
While most of the country slept, the
senate plodded away on the measure
1: 45 o'clock this
morning. The vote was 38 to 24
with three republicans. Moses, New
Hampshire. La Toilette. Wisconsin,
and Norris, Nebraska, voting against
life while the two were
army on the western
Jones is thought to he in Canada.
SEARCH IS BEGUN FOR
BRYAN CO. TREASURER;
ence with the house
The final fight over th
000 tax revision bill wa
gin Thursday when the
the much revised measu
oes to <
who ! for the month of Maj
might reasonably be expected to j Ing to $225. I ming and Montana.
have a right to insight into them. Carter refused to pay Butlers southern and eastern portions
Whilst the diplomats continue j salary for this month, stating that 0f oklahoma were expected to be af
their deliberations, artisans are
dressing Washington for the big
meet. Continental Hall is ready for
its momentous session on Saturday
.it 1a. m.
The city is flag-draped as for a
gala day. Near Continental Hall,
jeweled towers are rising. Streams
of radiance from navy searchlights
will make these towers glitter like
he did perform any services
state at the time
WYNNEWOOD, Okla., Nov. 8.-The
annual meeting of the ninth district
of Klahoma Pharmaceutical associa-
tion met here today in conv ention.
Nels Darling, Oklahoma City drug-
gist, was to deliver the principal ad-
The counties of McClain, Garvin
and comprise the niuth district.
More than fifty delegates were hero
to attend Lhe convention.
for the ;fected late
than the northern and
DURANT. Okla.. Nov. 8. - Author-
i ities throughout th^ southwest to
day were asked to search for L. S.
Boppner. Bryan county treasurer.
| who disappeared from his home here Pi®domnt Stat
Ouster proceedings are now pend-
ing in district court here against
Boppner and criminal charges are
being prepared, it was said.
surgent republicans in t
equally determined tba
The first round of the battle will
RORBKRS ((O'l NOTHING, come when the insurgent led by
PIEDMONT, Okla Nov. 8. Yegg Representative Frear of Wisconsin,
en who looted the vault of the move to instruct the conferees to a<
Bank Sunday night cept the senate surtax rates This
secured nothing of value, officials ot will be resisted My Republican
the bank announced. No trace of the Leader Mondell. The insurgents
robbers has been found claim solid democratic support
that there is for withholding th«
names of those who are not In a posi-
tion of honor and trust. Above all*
we need honest, clean men in publl<
The canvas of the judges followed
numerous suggestions that each be
requested to state that he was not
Nov. 8 Lower involved in the affair. Seven per-
• a step nearer sonB~ f°ur men an'i three girls-
were arrested in a raid on an East
Sixth street house.
Justice of the Peace « L. Smiti
was summoned from his home, and
a midnight court session was held,
in which fictitious names were given
by five of the party, and fines paid.
It was immediately rumored that two
state officials, and three girl em-
ployes at the capitol were a
t persons arrested.
County Attorney Forest L. Hughes
was indignant at the manner of
handling the case, but the real
names of the persons could not be
Besides a man connected with the
state judiciary, it was rumored that
a member of the house of represen-
tatives was involved.
Interviews with eleven of the su-
preme court and criminal court of
of appeals justices Tuesday brought
ten denials of participation in the
[•arty," when it was pointed out that
the rumor had reflected upon all
members of those tribunals.
Judge S. H. Bessy ot the criminal
court of appeals would neither af-
firm nor deny anything.
Judge George M. Nicholson of the
supreme court could not be reached
Tuesday. At his office, it was said
due to bc-
p to confer-
flght In conference will
ier cent surtax
termined to re-
portunity to sign the above it was to
be presented to Sheriff Dancy#
Smith, the "midnight justice?" and to
i the press.
Most of the state officials had
signed this statement (a few being
out of the city) before the press in-
dicated definite location of the ac*
I cused party.
It has now been developed that
only one state official (not two) at-
tended this party—one of the so-
railed "high state officials" being a
member of the "late lamented" legis-
lature. The voters of his county, not
of the state, are responsible for him.
Now that the department to which
the one state official alleged to be
implicated has been published, be-
coming modesty upon the part of
heads of other departments of slate
.overnefnnt demands, I think, thai
we tat least for the present) leave
to the judgment and conscience of
those directly associated with him
mong the j t^e <j3cj8|on aB to whether the X-ray
shall be turned directly upon him or
whether such odium as may attach
shall rest upon the department.
In conclusion I want to say that
no imitator of Fatty Arbuckle should
be permitted to remain in the state
capitol in any capaicty.
Griggsby Facing Court on the
Charge of Killing His
MARRIAGE OF CONVICT
TO EX-WARDEN'S GIRL
IS WITHOUT STANDING
TO SET DATE OF
36TH WITNESSED NEGRO
HANGED FOR ASSAULT
BEAUMONT, Texas, Nov. 8.—Mem
TOPEKA, Kan.. Nov. S (By 1 P.i The city bond election was to be hers of the 3*th division were allow-
, , officiallv railed Tuesday afternoon at 1 witness the banging of a negro
-Elmer Inman, paroled convict who "'"ciany caueu iue u*> "ueruwu _
secretly married Miss Lavonia Cod-
.... meeting of the city commission- at Aube, France. August 1918,
ers. according to Warren E. Moore. W. 0. Haskell, city veterinarian here
daughter of former Warden commissioner of public works. The member o the 36fh during the war,
Codding of the state penitentiary,
had no citizenship standing at the
time of the marriage and therefore
the ceremony is invalid. Judge C. W.
Smith, parole clerk in Governor \i-
! date has already been informally set
j for November 26 and the campaign
for the $7,100,000 bond issue has be-
FA Mi HIRST n TAX ADA.
TORONTO, Ont., Nov. 8. Mrs. Em-
The negro, whose name he could qood
not recall, had been given a fair
court martial and sentenced on a
charge of attacking a middle aped
French woman, Dr. Hasell said
len's office, said today.
"Under the Kansas laws, Inman ,
and his wtf« haw only tho standing ineline Pankh"™!' Ictur.r aga.nM
given under a common law mar- soviet Russia and former militant
riage," Smith said. Inman is now , suffragist, will make her permanent
back in the penitentiary after violat- ; home in Victoria. British Columbia,
ing his parole and Mrs. Inman is re
ported at the Inman home iu Deni j ing t
tshS KM LAM 1TION LOAN.
WASHINGTON. Nov 8. -Senator
! McNary, Oregon, introduced a bill
in the senate today to appropriate
f London. England, accord t $16,200,000 to be used as loan
announcement made on her continue authorized redamatior
VERSAILLES. Nov. 8 The first one of their
witnesses in the murder trial oi today.
Henri Landru. the Bluebeard of When the <
Gambais." were called this after-
After Judge Gilbert had com-
pleted his grilling of the prisoner,
including a review of Landru s life
previous to 1915. embracing convic-
tions for forgery and frauds, the
grilling, the first of th
130 w itnesses was to
Included iu the witn
women to whom this
Juan is said to bave V
Landru, despite his
of more than two yef
ihat h" was out of town, having de-j Argument in th< trial < Hvi.rjN''
parted Saturday afternoon or Sunday Griggsby. charged with the murder
morning. A statement was not given ; of bis son-in-law. Roy Alcorn, was
as to when he was expected to re- being heard Tuesday in the district
"I have no objection to say I wa- Alcorn was shot with a shotgun
not there," declared Jud«e John B. while he approached Griggsby'!
Harison, chief Justice "When I first hoine in Harrah. He demanded that
t noon heard the rumor. I made an invesL his wife be permitted to return to
gation. him Griggsby claimed that Alcorn
"But the county officer*, who | was cruel to his wife, who was ill
should have been in possession of at the home of her parents, and tha'u-
he shot his son-in-law
'arrival here from the west.
if testimony was be^un on investigation of
the charge of murdering one of the and incinlration
ten women for whose death he is • Gambais villa, has maintained a calm
held responsible. and almost debonair demeauor in the
Landru faced a gruelling exami- court room.
,0 nation by Judge Gilbert when the At the close of the session yester
in second session of bis trial on a. day the bearded, middle-aged pris-
charge of murdering ten women and oner addressed tUe court briefly.
the facts if anyone was. said that
they knew of no supreme court Jus-
esses were 2J8 [!(«e involved, whereupon I dropped
modern Don the investigation."
een betrothed. "When the reputation of a supreme
incarceration court justice does not. in itself, re-
irs during the fute such charges as this, he ought
leged murders to resign." declared Judge John H.
bodies at his Pitrhford, vice chief justice. "My
conduct in that regard is as if I were
walking down the pathway of life,
with the I/ord on one side, and my
wife on the other."
I have no hesitancy in saying thai ! pital. His coiplitioi
(Continued on Page Three.) as serious. V
AFTER OPERAT 101
W ASHINGTON, Nm. ► I By U.
P.) Senator Harreld, Oklahoma, was •
said to bo resting comfortably today ♦
after a slight operation performed j
yesterday at Walter Reed army hos-
noi rt ^.nued
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