The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 7, 1911 Page: 3 of 8
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CHANGE PLEADINGS IN OPEN
COURT AT LOS ANGELES
RUSSIANS THE ORDERED
TO MARCH ON PERSIA
Government of Czar Trying to Force
Resignation of Percla's Amer*
lean Financial Agent
CREATES BIG SENSATION
rfohn J. McNamara Confesses to Dyna- '
mltlng Llewellyn Works and
James McNamara to Blow-
ing Up Times
St. Petersburg, Russia—Russia has
ordered advance of troops to the Per-
sian frontier, indicating she intends
to force acceptance of her ultimatum
for the resignation of the Persian
minister of finance, Morgan W. Shu-
ster, the American.
It is said the Russian troops have
orders to take Teheran, if the ulti-
matum is not met. It is thought that
Russia will force Schuster's resigna-
Los Angeles—James B. McNamara
pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to
murder in the first degree in connec-
tion with the death of Charles J.
Haggerty, victim of the Los Angeles
rimes explosion and fire.
His brother, John J. McNamara,
lointly Indicted with him> pleaded
guilty to dynamiting the Llewellyn
Iron works. They will be sentenced
(Tuesday, December 5.
James B. McNamara probably will
get liie imprisonment.
John J. McNamara, it was rumored,
will, get fourteen years.
Each pleaded guilty on the charge
of which he was extradited from In-
The prisoners were taken back to
fall, Judge Walter Bordwell retired
to his chambers and opposing coun-
sel went to their rooms.
"The McNamaras have pleaded
guilty because they are guilty," was
District Attorney John D. Fredericks'
"If I had seen any way out of It,
I wouldn't have done it," said Attor-
ney Clarence S. Darrow, after court.
"We have had it under considera-
tion since a week ago Monday.
"I am glad it is over with. It has
been the greatest strain of my. life."
"The Los Angeles Times building
was blown up by James B. McNamara
■with nitroglycerine, to be sure, but I
the bomb touched off the gas and
really did It," added Mr. Darrow.
"Did you have to wrestle hard with i
the McNamara brothers to get that
admission?" he was asked,
i "Somewhat, but the facts have been
overwhelming. Every loophole was
gathered in by the state. As far as I
am concerned, I felt that sooner or*
later It had to come. Things were
happening In which big people were
Interested. The movement was im-
pelling. They wanted the matter
cleared up and feared further blood-
shed unless we obliterated the Inci-
dent from Los Angeles at once.
"Of course, I feel I have helped the
McNamaras by getting them to plead,
Insofar as they probably will not be
sentenced to death.
"Life imprisonment will be meted
out to James B. and John J. will get
* light sentence."
District Attorney/ Fredericks inti-
mated he would recommend life Im-
prisonment for James B. and that
John J. would probably have to serve
a short term. The matter was prac
tlcally arranged early today by agree-
ment between counsel.
"Do you think that union labor will
suffer?" asked a reporter of Darrow.
• "Oh, no, it's Just an incident in the
•volution of things. Because one does
wrong doesn't mean all the other sare
wrong. As a matter of fact, Jim Mc-
Namara did not mean to kill anybody.
They have told me the whole story
and It is substantially as it has been
told In the press, except that there
was really no criminal intent. It was
meant as a scare to the Times, and
I doubt whether there was enough
explosives to really do the damage
that was done, but, of course, gas
helped. But the crime is the same,
no matter what the intent"
Now Washes His Own Feet
San Francisco, Cal.—Her under-
standing of the rights of women
broadened by residence in San Fran-
cisco, Mrs. Christina Seguyer refused
to conform to an unwritten law of
"Hungary, her native land, and told
her husband she would no longer wash
his feet. This caused the husband,
Lazar Seguker, to berate his wife and
she filed a petition for divorce. Mrs.
Seguyer said in hor complaint that
ever since her marriage in 1901 it had
been her custom to employ the tenets
of the unwritten law of her country,
but that in August she resolved to
free herself from such thralldom.
Tears Come In Gompers' Eyes
New York—"I am astonished, my
eredulity has been Imposed upon. It
Is a bolt out of a clear sky."
The exclamations are those of
Bamuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor, when
advised of the plea of guilty the Mc-
Namaras made.' Tears came Into his
eyes and the band that held the typed
pages shook. He said nothing, how-
ever, until he had finished the story
and then he broke forth with his ex-
clamations of astonishment and indig-
"If thlB Is all true, my credulity has
been imposed upon," he declared. "I
am astonished at this news. We have
had the gravest assurances given us
by everyone connected with the trial,
either directly or indirectly that these
men were Innocent."
Chicago—"I consider the outcome
a great vindication for me," said W.
J. Burns here when told by the Asso-
ciated PresB of the sensational de-
velopments In the McNamara case at
Roanoke, Va.—John Mitchell, vice
president of the American Federation
of Labor, and past president of the
United Mine Workers of America, was
shown the Associated Press dispatches
telling of the confession of the Mc-
Namara brothers. Mr. Mitchell said
be was utterly shocked. "1 confident-
ly expected that the sMcNamara
would be cleared and that It would
be shown by experts that the Times
building was blown up by a gas ex-
nlosion and not by dynamite.
Novel Damage Suit
TuIbs, Okla.—Sparks from a rail-
road engine are the basis of a unique
suit filed in the district court In which
he Best Oil and Gas company en-
deavors to collect $850 alleged dam-
ages from the St. Louis and San
Francisco railroad. The plaintiff
claims that sparks from a passing
Frisco engine caused a fire in the
dry grass along the right-of-way in
the oil fields near Tulsa and that
this fire later communicated to the
property of the oil company, destroy-
ing one derrick, a bridge and steam
box run belonging to them.
Queen Alexandria la 67
London—A wireless message from
King George and Queen Mary was
among the many fellcitious greetings
received by Queen Alexandria Dec.
1, on the occasion of her sixty-seventh
birthday anniversary. Her majesty
spent the day quietly at Sandringham,
where she is caring for the Prince of
Wales and his younger brothers and
sister during the absence of their par-
ents in India.
Cleanses the System
colds and Headaches;
due to constipation.
Best for men, women
and children: young
To qet its Beneficial
effects, always note the
name of the Company.
California Fig Syrup (o.
plainly printed on the
front of every packaqe
of the Genuine
ORDER HE COULDN'T DISOBEY
Cleans*8 and beautifies the hair.
Promotes * luxuriant growth.
Never Falls to Restore Gray
"££!!!£«££ 1 Thompson's Eyt Water
Young Girl Killed
Nowata, Okla.—A report reaching
here from Oolegah is that Mies Fan-
nie Foster, 19-yeaivold daughter of
Samuel Foster, of that town, was
killed there by an Iron Mountain
train. A gust of wind blew her rail-
road ticket out of her hand and onto
the track. As she was endeavoring
to recover it, the engine struck the
young woman and dragged her under
the wheels, one of which passed over
her head and caused Instant death.
Strike Breakers Quit
Denlson, Tex.—Sevetny men, em-
ployed as strike breakers in the aKty
car shops here, have resigned and left
the city. Some returned to St. Louis,
while others went to points in south
Texas. Long hours and unsatisfactory
shop conditions are given as the cause
of their leaving.
What Was Poor Darky to Do When
"Old St. Luke Hisself" Gave
The venerable rector of St. Luke's
has a saintly and apostolic appear-
ance. lie also has decided opinions
of his own on most matters and Is not
averse to expressing them. Recently,
unknown to him, the vestry decided
to have the next supply of coal for the
church put in a different cellar from
the one commonly used. When the
; coal was delivered the rector, seeing
! the drayman making what he thought
was a mistake in Us disposal, Inter-
posed and In no uncertain terms bade
I the darky placed the coal In the cellar
always used for that purpose.
The senior warden several days
! later was much annoyed to discover
that his orders had been disregarded
and that the coal was In the same old
cellar. With wrath in his eye he com-
plained to the coal dealer. The lat-
ter declared that he had carefully ex-
plained to the drayman where to put
the coal, so to settle the matter the
darkey was called up.
"Sam, you black rascal," thundered
the coal man, "didn't I tell you to put
that coal for St. Luke's In the cellar
opening on Fourth street?"
"Mr. Smith tells me you dldqjft' <1°
It. Why can't you carry out my or-
The darky grinned sheepishly, hesi-
tated, scratched his head. "Well, boss,
you see, I done started to put dat coal
wheh you tole me—yassah, 1 done
started—an' oie St. Luke hisself he
conie out and gimme fits about it."—
Professor—You know that the low
est type of human beings is found In
Australia. What are those natives
called, Mr. Fanning?
Student (captain of the ball team)—
A USEFUL XMAS GIFT
for man, woman or child Is a good
fountain pen. Waterman's Ideal is
tbe best pen made and the one that Is
most Imitated, therefore Insist on the
genuine. Sold by all good dealers.
His heart was as great as the world,
but there was no room in it to hold
the memory of a wrong.—Emerson.
Uncle Sam Is Ready
Washington—The United States has
formally ordered to China the ser-
vices of 2,500 American troops now
stationed In the Philippines to aid in
keeping open the railway from Pe-
king to the sea and for the protec-
tion of foreigners in China.
May Sell Meat On Sunday
Springfield, 111.—Springfield but-
chers, who have waged a fight against
the city ordinance which compels
them to close on Sunday, won their
cases in the justice courts when al-
leged offenders were discharged.
Riley To Write No More
Indianapolis — James Whitcomb
Riley has written his last poem. The
paralytic stroke which has crept down
his arm has reached his right and
and made it Impossible to use a pen.
He wfts asked to write a Crlstmas
poem but declined, saying: "No more
writing for me; the public will have
to do without my efforts."
Tulsa County Ranks High
Tulsa, Okla.—With an Increase of
*13,000,000 in the present year over
1910 and a gain of over 116,000,000
since statehood. Tulsa county Is the
richest in the entire seventy-seven
counties of the state, with the single
exception of Oklahoma county, of
which Oklahoma City Is the county
seat. The assessed valuation of Tul-
sa county for_ 1911 is exactly 143,-
995,905, as compared with only 127,-
749,779 at the time of statehood. This
wealth Is largely due to tbe extensive
oil and gas field development in this
county, the extensive mileage of five
railroads, two street car systems and
an interurban line, and the many In-
dustrial and manufacturing plants In
and around Tulsa, the county seat.
Baron Rothschild Dies
ParU—BZaron Gustave Samuel
James De Rothschild died here. He
was born In Paris on February 27,
1829. He was a partner In the bank-
ing firm of Rothschild brothers.
Ballots Are Missing
Santa Fe, N. M.—Official returns
from thirty precincts In the recent
state election are missing and the
I official canvassing board of the No-
: vember election had to do Its work
I without tbem. Ntl'her party has mads
I any charge of fraud.
The Fortune Teller—You are de-
stined to marry great wealth.
I. M. P. Cunlous—Fine.
The Fortune Teller—Unfortunately,
death will claim you two days after
CUTICURA OINTMENT HEALED
BAD SORE ON LIMB
"Some time ago I was coming up
some steps when the board crushed
under me like an egg shell, and my
right limb went through to the knee,
and scraped he flesh off tl>e bone
lust Inside and below the knee. I
neglected it for a day or two, then it
began to hurt me pretty badly. 1 put
balsam fir on to draw out the poison,
but when I had used It a week, it hurt
so badly that I changed to oint-
ment. That made It smart and bum
so badly that I couldn't use It any
more, and that was the fourth week
after I was hurt.
"Then I began to use Cutlcura Oint-
ment for the sore. It stopped hurting
Immediately and began healing right
away, it was a "bad-looking sore be-
fore Cutlcura Ointment healed It, and
I suffered so I couldn't sleep from two
days after I fell until I began using
"Cuticura Soap Is the best soap I
ever saw. 1 have used all kinds of
soap for washing my face, and always
It would leave my face smarting. I
had to keep a lotion to stop the smart,
no matter how expensive a soap I
used. I find at last In Cutlcura Soap
a soap that will clean my face and
leave no smarting, and I do not have
to use any lotion or anything else to
ease it. 1 believe Cutlcura Soap Is the
best soap made." (Signed) llrs. M.
E. Fairchild. SOS Lafayette St.. Wich-
ita, Kan.. May 8, 1911. Although
Cuticura Soap and Ointment are sold
by druggists and dealers everywhere,
a sample of each, with 32-page book,
will be mailed free on application to
"Cuticura," Dept. 22 K, Boston.
One of the Boones.
From San Antonio, Te*., comes
Harry Iloone, itinerant scribe. Harry
drifted Into town a couple of days ago.
Introduced as "Mr. Hoone," he said:
"Yes, call me Daniel Iloone. It isn't
my name, but I'm always called It, so
I'm getting used to It. Which re-
minds me; I was Introduced to a fel-
low once and gave him the Daniel
part of It so he would remember the
name. The next time I met him he
said: 'How are you today, Mr. Crock-
ett!"—San Francisco Chronicle.
Sickened the Owl,
"1 love you, darling, more than you
love me," sighed the swain.
"Ah. that Is Impossible, precious,"
she whispered back, "for I love ybu
better than you do me!"
"But I do!"
"You do not!" he argued.
"When I say a thing I stick'to It!"
An owl shifted uneasily above
"Pardon me, Gwendoline!"
"Pardon me, Eustace!"
The owl hooted dismally and sought
No Insomnia Here.
Mrs. liistslde—Now thet you've got
so rich f should think you'd be afraid
Mrs. McSwlmm—Sure, I'm not
afeared at all, at all. I've 15 alarm
blocks set so that one will go off every
lialf-hour during th' night. Whin a
burglar hears one o' them he nlver
sthops to take anything wld him.
Mrs. Eastside—But don't they keep
Mrs. McSwlmm—No. indade. It's
not us would be waked up by a little
thing like that Before John got the
pipe contract I used to be a kitchen
leddy, and John was a policeman in
Philadelphia.—New York Weekly.
A little candle went out walking one
dark night, and bugs and files, moths
and men gave It an ovation; the next
noonday it went out again, but no
ot.e noticed It.
Stiff neck! Doesn't amount to much,
but mighty disagreeable. You will be sur-
prised to see how quickly llamlins Wizard
Oil will drive that Htiffueas out. One
night, that's all.
In Hard Luck.
Hewitt You are always broke
Jewllt—I know It; I couldn't raise
the wind with an electric fun.
BF.AUTIFUL POST CARDS FREE
rwuil .tamp for flvt. sampled ot in J Ttirj ctlotc-
t Gold KmtKissoit Hlrtliilay, Flower and Motto
I'ost Cardhj beautiful colors and loveliest designs.
Art i'usi Curd Cluo, T.il Jackson St., Topoka, Kansas
Many a man doesn't realize that he
might have made good as a fiction
writer until he bears sotno of his love
letters read in court.
Notice to Inventors—A device for
squeezing water out of stocks and the
milk supply would fill a long felt want.
A fair day's wages (or a fair day's
work Is the everlasting right of man.
Can quickly be overcome by
—act surely and
gently on the
ness, and Indigestion. They do their dutjb
SMALL PILI„ SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRIGS.
Genuine must bear Signature
ALCOHOL—3 PER CENT
A\iegctable Preparation Tor As -
similating the Food and Regula-
ling the Stomachs and Bowels of
ness and Rest Contains neither
Opium.Morphine nor Mineral
Not Xahc otic
Kmpr of Old DrSA.HVUrm/t/iR
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Mix S*nnm *
ft'oihellt Sattj •
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h'orm St id •
A perfect Remedy forConstipo-
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ncss and LOSS OF SLEEP
Fac Simile Signature of
The Centaur Company.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
35 Doses -^35Cents
^Guaranteed under the Foodji'jj
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
TH* OSNTAUR tOMMNT. NI« TOR* CITY.
Gives a touch of freshness to
summer dresses, waists, and the
like not imparted in any other
Ask for ' 'Defiance' * Next
Time—The Best Hot or
Cold Water Starch.
Full weight 16-ounce
package for 10 cents.
If your grocer does not
keep it have him get
it for you.
Defiance Starch Co.
PUTNAM FADELESS DYES
Color more goods brighter and faster colore than any other dye. One 10c package colors all fibers. They dye in cold water better than any other dye,
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MA fine fleet," he cried, "but the
president would have something to
talk about if he reviewed me."
Herewith he entered the first §ub-
"Did the singer succeed In getting
what suited her in an apartment?"
"Oh. yes. She told me she had a
suite thing In A flat.
"Why did you leave the place In
which you were previously employ-
ed?" asked the head of the firm.
'i think," said the applicant for the
position of oftlce boy, "de boss was
afraid if I stayed I might git his
Constipation causes many serious dis-
eases. ft is thoroughly cured b> l)octor
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets. One a laxative,
three for cathartic.
A woman may not be able to reform
the man she marries, but she Is rea-
sonably sure to inform him.
If thought photography ever be-
comes practical the world will learn
some astonishing secrets.
Lewis' Single Binder gives the smoker a
rich, mellow-tasting 6c cigar.
There 1s no leftover stock on the
political pie counter.
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If 1 could take you into my large factories
at Brockton, Mass., and show you how
carefully W.L.Douglas shoes are made, you
would then realize why 1 warrant them
to hold their shape, fit and look better and
wear longer than other makes for the price.
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