The New Era. (Davenport, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 6, 1913 Page: 4 of 6
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TAFT claimed measure was
refused to sign.
VOTE WAS 63 TO 21
Wickersham Had Given An Opinion
Coinciding With the President
On Its Unconstitutionality
—Other Congress News.
Washington.—The Webb liquor bill,
prohibiting the shipment of liquor into
"dry" states, was repassed by a vote
of 63 to 21 in the senate over Presi-
dent Taft's veto within two hours from
the time the president's message of
disapproval had been laid before that
The Webb bill passed both houses
of congress and went to the president
ten days ago. Hla veto message
reached the senate, accompanied by
an opinion from Attorney General
Wickersham. Basing his decision upon
the attorney genral'a finding, the presi-
dent expressed the belief that the
measure was clearly unconstitutional
because it gave the states the right
to Interfere with Interstate commerce.
Had Misconstrued "Outlaw."
Senator McCumber declared both
the president and the attorney general
had misconstrued the grounds upon
which congress had passed the pro-
hibition law. He said It had not at-
tempted to give the states the right to
Interfere with commerce, but had sim-
ply declared liquor an "outlaw" and
had then prescribed conditions under
which it might enter interstate eoin-
merce. Senator Kenyon also briefly
urged repasBage of the bill, while Sen-
ators Paynter and Percy advocated
support of President Taft's veto.
The vote follows:
To override the President's Veto—
Senators Ashurst, Borah, Brady. Bris-
tow, Brown, Bryan, Burnham, Burton.
Chamberlain, Chilton, Clapp, Clarko
(Arkansas), Crawford, Culberson, Cul-
lum. Cummins, Curtis, Dillingham,
Dixon, Fall, Fletcher, Gallinger, Gam-
ble, Gardner, Gore, Gronna, Jackson,
Johnson. Johnston, Jones. Kavanaugh,
Kenyon. Kern, Lea. Lodge, McCum-
ber. Martin. Myers, Nelson, Newlands,
Oliver, Overman, Owen, Page, Plttman,
Poindexter, Sheppard, Shively, Sim-
mons, Smith (Arizona), Smith (Geor-
gia), Smith (Maryland), Smith (Mich-
igan), Smith (South Carolina), Smoot,
Swanson, Thomas. Thornton, Tillman,
Townsend, Webb, Williams, Works—
To Sustain the President—Bradley,
Brandegee, Catron, Dupont, Foster,
Guggenheim, McLean, Martlne, O'Oor-
man, Paynter, Penrose, Percy, Perkins,
Pomerene, Richardson, Root, Stephen-
son. Southerland, Warren, Wetmore—
ADDISON T. SMTH
W. H. IRWIN SUCCEEDS FARRIS
SENATE MEASURE ARRANGES
DISTRICTS WITH SAFE
PLAN PLEASES THOMPSON
Pauls Valley Man Given Division; Bill
Goes Back to House—Other
News of Legisla-
Cubans Denounce Killing.
Havana.—-A maBBmeetlng, in protest
against tho death of Francisco I. Ma-
dero, the late president of Mexico,
JoBe Pino Suarez and Gustavo Madero,
was held at the camp de Marte, the
one famous reconcentrado camp. Aft-
er the meeting a great crowd marched
to the palace and the state department
and other government buildings shout-
ing, "Down with Huerta!" "Long Live
Mexico!" and occasionally, "Long Live
The Cubans arranged a big welcome
for the widow and sister of Madero
who arrived on the gunboat Cuba from
Vera Cruz. Quarters in a hotel had
been prepared for the women, three
automobiles for their use had been
• ngaged at the expense of the city and
all courtesies will be extended to the
Score Lose Lives In Omaha Blaze.
Omaha, Neb.—Fire destroyed the
Dewey hotel at Thirteenth and Farn
ham streets, at least a Bcore and pos
sibly more perBons losing their lives
The register of the little hostelry was
burned and the names of many of
those who died In the flames probably
never will be known. Only four bodiet
have been recovered. These were the
persons who either jumped from win
dows or who died from injuries.
The flre occurred at au hour when
lew persons were iu the vicinity and
the interior of the old building was a
mass of flames before the firemen ar
rived. Not less than fifty persons were
sleeping in the building and estimates
of the number run as high as seventy
five. At least thirty are known to
have escaped, many of them being
scantily clad. About a third of the
guests were Nebraskuns who had
come to the city to attend the auto-
mobile show. Moat of them had rooms
near the two exits, and bo far as
known all escaped to the street. The
firemen did not get the flames under
control until after the interior had col-
lapsed and fallen Into the basement.
Guatemala To War With alvador.
Waco, Texas.—Not a newspaper of
a magazine has been permitted to en-
ter Guatemala from the outside within
the past thirty days, ia the statement
made by A. W. Koch, a business man
here, who has just returned from that
republic. Guatemala, he says, is pre-
paring for an expected war with San
Salvador. Suspicion that a prominent
official of Guatemala <has had a hand
In the assassination of the president
of San Salvador Is at the bottom of
the trouble and as a result the met,
of Guatemala are being drilled dally.
Addison T. Smith, congressman
elect from the Second district of
Idaho, went to Wash.ngton several
years ago as secretary to a senator
and Is now clerk of a senate commit-
MADERO SUAREZ DEATH PROBE
Huerta Continues Negotiations to Pla-
cate Warring Factions—
Madero's Family In
Mexico City.—That investigations
now being conducted to complete the
Inquiry Into the death of Madero and
Suarez to supplement the official an-
nouncement, Is the statement of Jone
Zamarconia, and five others, alleged
to have been members of the party
which attempted to reBcue the former
president and vice president. They
are of no public prominence.
Negotiations with the represntae-
tives of the rebels, especially the Zap- !
atlstaB, continue with varying sue- j
cess. The latter commission to con- i
fer with the government regarding co- j
operation r epresnts Geneveo de |
la O, Amador Salazar and Felipe Nerl, j
all of who liave gained reputations for
the thoroughness of their vicious war-
Among the conditions set forth is
that all fedral troops be retired from
the state of Morelos and that the gar-
risons be composed of au army made
up of ex-rebels.
President Huerta has declined to
grant this demand, but this haB not
resulted in breaking off negotiations.
Meanwhile, men under these leaderB
have occupied Aoytacingo and Chalco,
near the edge of the federal district,
and Juchitepec, a short distance to
Fearing that they will levy forced
loans and reBtock their commissary
department from the various towns,
the government has sent them money
sufficient to maintain thein during the
period of the negotiations. If the ne-
gotiations with the Zapatistas do not
result In their surrender, the govern-
ment must begin a campaign with
conditions reversed—the rebels in pos-
session of a majority of the towns.
While under arrest, Governor Ah-
ram Gonzales of Chihuahua, has is
sued a proclamation calling on the
people of the state to accept the
Huerta government. He is held by
the military authorities at Chihuahua
City on charges of sedition against the
party In power at the national capital
Friends of the governor assert that
the proclamation waB forced.
It also was said that Alberto Ma
dero, uncle of the former president
had escaped from the prison. He first
had taken refuge In the American con
Bulate. The trial of Governor Gon-
zales Is said to be delayed.
Money Truit Reports.
Three divergent reports were pre
sented to the house by the member!
of the committee which conducted the
money trust Investigation.
The majority report signed bj
Chairman Pujo and the bIx other dem
ocratlc members of the committee
found that a money trust exists, ac
cording to their understanding of the
term. This report names aB the most
"active agents in bringing about this
concentration of money," J. P. Morgar
and company. First National and Na
tiona 1 City banks and Kuhn. Loeb &
Co., and Kidder, I'eabody and Co. oi
Two bills accompanied the report,
ono forbidding the use of the malls tc
stock exchanges which fail to observe
prescribed and stringent regulations
as to the conduct of their business,
and the other prescribing rigid rules
for the conduct of national banks,
their officers and clearing house asso-
ciations to which they belong.
President Wilson's Plan*.
Trenton. N. J.—President Wilson
announced that two precedents looking
toward a closer co-operation between
the executive and legislative branches
of the national government will be es-
tablished under his administration.
The one would permit the vice presi-
dent of the United States to sit for
tho first time in the cabinet councils
of the president and the other would
find the chief executive at hiB office
In the capltol building sevral hours
After hours of strenuous work in
committee and in caucus, the senate
passed finally the house congressional
redisricting bill after It had been
amended so as to provide eight safe
democratic districts. The bill as It
passed the house provided for seven
democratic districts and one republi-
can district nnd it was only after a
hard fight that it was amended to
eliminate the republican district.
The districts, as outlined In the
amended bill, are as follows:
District No. 1—Ottawa, Craig, Nowata,
Washington, Osage, Pawnee. Tulsa, Rog-
ers, Mayes, Delaware and Cherokee.
District No. 2—Adair, Sequoyah, Has-
kell, LeFlore, Muskogee, McIntosh, Wag-
oner and Okmulgee.
District No. 8—Pittsburg, latimer,
Pushmataha, McCurtain, Choctaw, Atoka,
Coal, Bryan, Marshall, Love and Carter.
District No. 4 -Creek, Lincoln, Okfus-
kee, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Hughes,
Pontotoc and Johnston.
District No. 5—Kay, Noble, Pawnee,
Logan, east half of Oklahoma county
divided by the Sftnta Fe railroad and ex-
cluding Oklahoma City as incorporated;
Cleveland, McClain, Garvin and Murray.
District No. 6—.Jefferson, Stephens,
Grady, Canadian, Kingfisher, Garfield,
(Irant; west half of Oklahoma county di-
vided by the Santa Fe railroad and In-
cluding all of Oklahoma City as incor-
District No. 7—Major, Blaine, Custer,
Washita, Kiowa, Caddo, Comanche, Cot-
ton and Tillman.
District No. 8—Cimarron, Texas, Beav-
er, Harper, Woods. Alfalfa, Woodward,
hllis, Dewey, Roger Mills, Beckham and
Greer, Harmon iyid Jackson.
The bill now goes back to the house,
where, it is believed by many, that
the Benate amendments will be con-
District No. which includes Okla-
homa City, as can be seen, is the larg-
est district, with the largest popula-
tion. This district extends clear across
the state from Texas on the south to
Kansas on the north.
This bill particularly is to the liking
of Congressman-elect Joe D. Thomp-
son since it eliminates Oklahoma City
from his district. Owing to the stand
he has tak£n in the capitol matter, ft
is said that Senator Thompson pre-
ferred not to be placed in a district
that would include Oklahoma City.
This places Senator Thompson in the
Fifth district, which includes only one-
half of Oklahoma county. The bill
also is favorable, it is said, to Con-
gressnfhn Carter, Senator Echols and
Congressman Scott Ferris and Daven-
port. Senator Roddie, who has his
eye on congress, is not so well pleased
with the bill since it places him in a
district with Congressman Bill Mur-
ray and Representative H. H. Smith.
It also is considered fairly favorable
to Congressman Claude Weaver, al-
though not so much as his friends had
The second district ia distinctly a
:alifornia man selected for
portfolio of interior,
last of list.
BRYAN SECRETARY OF STATE
Each Member Particularly Adapted
For Department He Heads-
One New Department,
That of Labor.
Pills are unlike all oth-
er laxatives or cathar-
tics. Th ? coax the
liver into activity by
gentle methods, they
do not scour; they do
not gfipe; they do not
weaken; but they do
start all the secretions
of the liver and stom-
ach in a way that soon
puts these organs in a
healthy condition and
Pills are a toiiic to the stomach, liver and
nerves. They invigorate instead of weaken;
they enrich the blood instead of impover-
ishing it; they enable the stomach to get all
the nourishment from food that is put into
it Price as cents. All Druggists.
Farris Loses Before Senate
Giles W. Karris, Oklahoma's first
elective state printer, was found
guilty by the senate court of Impeach-
ment on thr?e of the four impeach-
ment articles prepared by the house
of representatives charging him with
offenses involving moral turpitude,
wilful neglect of duty and corruption
In office and with but one dissenting
vote from the forty-two of its forty-
four members participating.
Perry Ballard Next
ft has developed positively that
State Insurance Commissioner Perry
A. Ballard not only Is under fire from
three different directions, from the
Maxey and Emanuel house commit-
tee and the Oklahoma county grand
jury, but that to the first charges
against the accused official had been
added accusations of an entirely dif-
ferent and very sensational nature.
A woman Is Involved, and George
A. Matlack, former assistant munici-
pal counsellor of Oklahoma City, was
a witness before the Maxey commit-
tee, to testify as to a case before
Municipal Judge O. L. Price last June
where he had appeared as prosecutor
agalnBt Mr. Ballard and a young
woman, said to have been his sten-
ographer, who had been arrested In
a house on the east side, near Park
The police never made the case
public at the time of the arrest, as
this is the first public Information of
the alleged scandal. Ballard declares
it was all a "frame up."
No Early Close For Legislature
The probabilities of an early end to
the legislature, regardless of the fact
that only six of the sixty days re-
main, are rapidly growing slighter.
The Benate is almost unanimous In
Its belief that the governor will call
a special sosslon, and most of the
house leaders are now agreed that
even If the governor should decide
not to call a special session as soon
as the sixty days at $6 per day are
ended, the legislature probably will
run on for thirty or forty days yet
W. M. Erwin, editor of the Pauls
Valley Enterpries, who has been ap-
pointed state printer to succeed Giles
VV. I''airis, formally took charge of
the office. Mr. Erwin has appointed E.
L. Williamson, now of Pauls Valley,
as liia assistant. The latter formerly
worked in the printing offices of Okla-
homa City, and Is a member of the
local typographical union.
Ballard Demurs to Charges
State Insurance Commissioner
Perry A. Ballard, who was indicted by
the Oklahoma county grand jury,
charged with accepting a bribe of $200
filed a demurrer to the indictment in
district court through his attorneys,
McAdams and Haskell.
The demurrer filed by Ballard's at-
torneys allege that the indictment fails
to state facts sufficient to constitute
an offense against the laws of the
state. Also, that it falls to state
charges alleged therein, and charged
by the indictment as a viofirtiou of law.
It Is alleged that the Indictment does
not set forth wherein he has wilfully
or corruptly areed to accept the money
as a bribe for the wyrlj performed by
him as state insurance commissioner.
It is also alleged that the indictment
fails to charge that the acts therein
complained of against the defendant
were by him, corruptly done, and the
defendant alleges that the indictment
is sought to be predicated uuder sec-
tion 2 of an net of the territory of
Oklahoma, approved February 21, 1905.
It is further asserted that said act
is void because of uncertainty, am-
biguity and unintelligibility.
Busy Day In the House
The passage of thirty bills, largely
of a local nature, and two proposed
constitutional amendments on final
rollcall, a favorable report from the
legal advisory committer on the Van-
deventer 2>4-cent passenger fare bill,
a favorable report from the public
buildings committee on accepting the
Oklahoma City capitol proposition,
the refusal of the house to concur in
the senate amendment to the congres-
! sionai reapportionment bill, and pas-
sage to final rollcjill of the educa-
1 tio al institutions appropriation bill,
; outline in brief the most important
work done by the house of represen-
tatives and proves that body is de-
j termined to go at racing speed for
the remainder of the regular session.
Of the two proposed constitutional
amendments, one by Wyand and J,
Roy Williams would strip the governor
of the exclusive pardoning power and
lodge it in a board to be composed of
him and the attorney general and pre-
siding justice of the criminal court of
appeals. The othet' proposed amend-
ment is by Morris, and limits the right
of appeal to the supreme court to
cases Involving amounts exceeding
THE NEW CABINET.
Secretary of Btate—William Jen-
nings Uryan, of Nebraska.
Secretary of the i reasury—Wil-
liam G. McAdoo, of New York.
Secretary of war—Lindley M. Gar-
rison, of New Jersey.
Attorney general .Tames G. Mc-
Reynolds, of Tennessee.
Postmaster general—Albert S. Bur-
„ les< n, of Texas.
O Secretary of the navy—Josephus n
c# I ►anieis, of North Carolina. #
# Secretary of interior—Franklin K.
• Ijtine, of California.
# Secretary AgricuIture^Pavid F.
4) Houston, of Missouri,
• Secretary (If commerce—William C.
w Kedfield, of New York.
1% Secretary of labor—William
0 Wilson, of Pennsylvania.
Silly people are usually happy, bul
not all bappy people are silly.
PILES CUBED IN B TO 14 I)AY9
Yotir druggist will reiund money if PAZO JiNT-
mfcnt falls to cure any oaae of Itching, 311 nd.
Bleeding or Protruding in 6 to 14 days Wo.
Many a slow man develops Into a
sprinter when he has a chance to run
When a pretty widow begins to
hand baby talk to a bachelor ha
might as well surrender.
Washington, D. C.—William Jen-
nings Bryan heads the new cabinet.
President Wilson did not give out the
official slate until his inauguration, but
the list as given above was about as
The selection of Vice Chancellor
Garrison of New Jersey to be secre-
tary of war is in line with the ieda
Dr.Fierce'sPleasant Pellets regulateaml invig-
orate stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated,
tiny granules, easy to take as caudy.
"He is the most disagreeable man I
"Yes, he told me he had to ask you
three times for five dollars you had
What's the Use?
"It did Jack no good to marry his
stenographer, for she continued the
habit of the office in their home."
"When he Btarts to dictate she takes
I hira down."
Why, the Mean Thing!
"There's a sad case," said Mrs.
Jones, as she laid the paper on her
knees and wiped her spectacles. "A
bride struck dumb after leaving the
altar, and by last accounts she hadn't
recovered her speech."
"It's the way of the world, my dear,"
said old Mr. Jones, with a sigh. "It's
the way of the world. Some men have
all the luck."—P. I. P.
Sheriff t'onnell at Hugo has a moon-
Bhiner's still which he will destroy
under instruction from the govern,
Building Company Largely Overpaid
That the Texas Building company of
Fort Worth, Texas, was overpaid
$2,436.98 In the final settlement be-
tween the state board of affairs, un-
der Col. Roy Hoffman of Chandler,
and the company, for the completion
of the west cell house of the peniten-
tiary at McAlester, waB the revelation
made by the penitentiary committee
of which Senator W. N. Redwine of
McAlester is chairman. In addition
to this overpayment the Texas Build-
ing company was allowed to draw
i money from the state at the rate of
12 per cent for completing the work,
when the contract specified only 7V4
per cent. The investigating commit-
tee failed to find any record of who
authorized the additional 4V4 per cent.
That the penitentiary buildings cost
approximately $800,000 and are in re-
ality worth only $700,000 was the state-
ment of the architect who designed
the structures. In addition to the
! $800,000 spent for the buildings, $82.-
000 was spent for equipment and $22,-
tt00 for land on which the penitentiary
> is located.
James Brooks, formerly of Guthrie,
now of Muskogee, told the committee
1 hat he received from the Texas
Building company $7,000 for his infl-
nce In obtaiuing the penitentiary con-
tract and the contract for the build-
ing of the state normal school at Ada.
Okla. Brooks told the committee that
n addition to using his influence In
behalf of the Texas compnny In se-
curing contracts from the state, he
was also to look after legislation
which might effect the Texas com-
William Jennings Bryan
the new president always has had
that the head of the war department
should be a man of unusual adminis-
trative ability. Supervision of the
island possessions of the United
States, including the Philippines and
tho Panama canal zone, will be im-
portant factors under the new admin-
istration, and their jurisdiction will
fall on the head of the war depart-
ment. Chancellor Garrison is a close
friend of Mr. Wilson and ia regarded
as one of the best men New Jersey
has ever elevated to the bench.
The choosing of David Franklin
Houston, chancellor of Washington
university, St, Louis, Mo., for the
portfolio of agriculture also occasions
little surprise, as Mr. Wilson's inti-
mate knowledge of agricultural quet
tions has led him to seek a man fa
miliar with the processes of advanc-
ing scientific farming and allied ques
tions in this country. Mr. Houston
was president of the Texas Agricul
tural and Mechanical College for a
number of years.
For the portfolio of secretary of the
interior, it is expected Mr. Wilson aha
been influenced to select a westerner
of legal training. Franklin K. Lane's
experience as Interstate commerce
commissioner, it isjissumed, has fitted
him for executive and judicial tasks
involved in administering the public
land policy of the country.
Orozco and Salazar Agree to Disagree
El Paso, Texas.—Developments In-
dicate that General Pascual Orozco Jr.
and General Jose Inez Salazar are in
serious disagreement. The projected
peace conference of rebel chieftains
at Ahumada Is Improbable, owing to
disinclination of Salazar to meet
It developed that the disagreement
between the generals of the northern
rebels arises out of the future dis-
tribution of the public lands and the
estates of the Madero family.
General Orozco declared he would
leave the land distribution to the Hu-
erta government. Salazar recently in-
sisted that the government lands be
distributed at once and that the Ma-
dero estates be given to the northern
Colonel Pascual Orozco Sr., father
of the rebel general, arrived here from
Nuevo Laredo, enroute to General
Official telegrams from Mexico City
give assurances to northern foreign
property owners that a substantial
loan has been negotiated in Paris by
Jose Llmantour, former miulster of
finance, and that the Mexican Central
railway will be open to Mexico within
"Is Robinson a sociable sort of
"Well, you can judge. I heard a
small boy ask him to help tie a tip
can to a dog's tail, yesterday, and hi
didn't even stop to listen."
Head Bookkeeper Must Be Reliable.
The chief bookkeeper In a large
business house in one of our great
Western cities speaks of the harm
coffee did for him. (Tea is just as
Injurious because it contains caffeine,
the same drug found in coffee.)
"My wife and I drank our first cup
of Postum a little over two years ago
and we have used It ever since, to the
entire exclusion of tea and coffee. It
happened In this wayf
"About three and a half years ago
I had an attack of pneumonia, which
left a memento in the shape of dys-
pepsia, or rather, to speak more cor-
rectly, neuralgia of the stomach. My
'cup of cheer' had always been coffee
or tea, but I became convinced, after
a time, that they aggravated my stom-
ach trouble. I happened to mention
the matter to my grocer one day and
he suggested that 1 give Postum a
"Next day it came, but the cook
made the mistake of not boiling it suf-
ficiently, and we did not like it much.
Tills was, however, Boon remedied,
and nqw we like it so much that we
will never change back. Postum, be-
ing a food beverage Instead of a drug,
has been the means of banishing my
stomach trouble, 1 verily believe, for
I am a well man today and have used
"in7 work na chief bookkeeper In
our Co.'s branch house here is of a
very confining nature. During my cof-
fee-drinking days I wan subject to
nervousness and 'the blues'. These
-have left me Blnco 1 began using Post-
um, and I can conscientiously recom-
mend it to those whoBe work confines
them to long hours of severe mental
exertion." Name given by Postum
Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
"There's a reason," and it Is ex-
plained in the little book, "The Road
to Wellvtlle," in pkgs.
Ever rend the above letter? A new
one appear* from time to time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
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