The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 29, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
The Lexington Leader
HARDIE & JENKS, PublUher*
Oklahoma News Notes
Sprlne Is here (?)
Nowata will erect a $10,000 city hall.
Let's all hope the ground hog won't
do It again.
Is there a dry spot In
TENNESSEE'S "FIDDLING BOB"
Medford is becoming a great poul-
try shipping point.
Muskogee Is demanding more room
lor the school children.
Swat one fly now—save yourself a
hundred swats bye And bye.
Oklahoma was born twenty-three
years ago, come next April 22.
Elizabeth Smith says an alarm clock
la no good unless you heed It.
Durant Is considering the advisa-
bility of numbering Its houses.
Baseball hns the call In every vil-
lage of consequence In the state.
The business tone of the state has
a little clearer ring than for some time
The Wll-wa-re Oil & Gas Co., of
Hugo, has been chartered with a cap-
ital of $16,000.
The Oklahoma State Dental associa-
tion held a successful meeting in the
aapital city last week.
Now that Waurika Is the county
■eat, the town haB it figured out it
ought to have a better water system.
When you talk, talk kaflr corn:
when you sleep, dream of kaflr corn;
and, when you eat, eat kaflr corn prod-
The Oklahoma Clty-Shawnee Inter
urban line Is now assured, and the pro-
moters promise service by January
Civic Improvement Is a good sub-
Jeot to discuss when you are not busy
figuring out who's going to be the
The United States express company
tins opened an office at Hopeton, fol-
lowing a request to do so by citizens
of that town.
The general offices of the Oklahoma
Central Railway are now located la
Chickasha, having been removed to
that place from Purcell.
Ed Palmer, a Chickasha transfer
man, slipped and fell while loading
household goods, breaking the bones
In his left hand near the wrlBt.
J. E. Carrell, wanted in Hopkins
county, Texas for disposing of mort-
gaged property, will have to go back.
Governor Cruce having honored a re-
The National Retail Grocers' asso-
ciation will hold its 1912 convention in
Oklahoma City, April 22-24, and it is
•xpected that nutfa than 2,000 visitors
will be present.
The Clinton. Oklahoma & Western
Railway oompany haB just placed an
order for 90,000 ties, 60,000 of which
are to be hewn from white oak In the
vicinity of Westville.
Willow, In Greer county, a progres-
sive town on the Wichita Falls A
Northwestern road, recently voted
$8,000 improvement bonds and will ex-
tend its waterworks system.
At Ardmore, recently, more than one
thousand farmers were 'given enough
kaflr corn seed to plant five acres, and, j
therefore, Carter county ought not to
have a feed shortage this year. !
During the past week ploughing j
operations have started in earnest and
on a big scale in every part of the !
OPERATION^ IS FATAL
HAS HELD MANY POSITIONS OF
HONOR AN TRUST
Hie Career a Brilliant One, and Na-
tion Suffers a Loss in His Death—
Other News of General
Washington.—Robert Love Taylor,
United States senator from Tennes-
see, anil "Fiddling Hob" to all the south,
died here Sunday, unable to withstand
the shock of an operation for gall
stones performed last Thursday. Early
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS IN ENGLAND
( opvri ?lit.
STATE CAS LAW
BY SUPREME COURT
MAY BEJMPED OUT
CANNOT PREVENT REMOVAL TO
United States Supreme Court Holds
That Gas, After Severance, Is
Interstate Commodity and Sub-
ject to Barter and Trade
ANXIETY IS FELT PACKERS ESCAPE
CONSTERNATION REIGNS IN'CITY
CHICAGO FINDS THEM
OROZCO IS WINNING SHERMAN LAW NOT VIOLATED
WASHINGTON LOSING CONFI-
DENCE IN MADERO'S ABILITY
MEAT PRODUCTS GO UP IN PRICE
ROBERT L. TAYLOR.
Sunday morning the senator began to
fall to respond to stimulants. Mrs.
Taylor, worn out by a day and night
vigil had gone to her apartments. At
8 o'clock Sunday morning the senator
began to sink so rapidly that she was
sent for. She was at his side when the
end came at 9:40 o'clock.
"Fiddling Hob" Taaylor, so known be-
cause he played his way into the hearts
af his audiences, carrying his violin
when he campaigned, was 61 years
old. He was born at Happy Valley
In east Tennessee, but spent most of
his life at Nashville practicing law.
His father was a congressman and
commissioner of Indian agencies and
an uncle waB in the confederate sen-
Senator Taylor is survived by his
widow, a s<5n, David Taylor, and three
ma&rried daughters! living in Tennes-
see. The funeral will be held at Knox-
During his life he held many posi-
tions of honor and trust, was governor
of Tennessee and at the time of his
death was serving as United States
Just What Position This Government Jury Deliberated Nineteen Hours, But
Should Assume in Case Madero at No Time Were Packers In
Is Overthrown is Worrying Danger of Conviction—Roose
velt Loses New York
Washington, D. C.—That the state
law of Oklahoma prohibiting the pip-
ing of gas from without the state bor-
ders is unconstitutional was again the
decision of the United States supreme
court in an opinion handed down
The court, Justice Day giving the
opinion, reiterated its stand when the
case was previously before it, holding
that natural gas after severance was
a commodity which may be.dealt in
like other products of the earth such
as coal and minerals and is a legiti-
mate subject for interstate commerce
and no state can prohibU its trans- :
portation in interstate commerce be- |
yond the line of the state. The court j
holds that to prohibit such tr&nspor- j
tation was unconstitutional interfer-
ence with the rights of the complain-
ants, the Kansas Natural Gas com-
pany, the Marnett Mineral company,
A..W. Lewis, et al., and therefore was
null and void.
The court recognizes the right of
the state by proper legislation to regu-
late the removal of gas by its owner
so aa to prevent undue waste, but
maintains the decision of the lower
court upon the grounds of the law's
prohibitory character in atempting to
from the J
"Miss Marie Corellt, like al' femal«
novelists, is a firm believer In marry-
ing for love."
The speaker, an editor of a wom-
in's magazine, was taking tea at th®
Colony club in New York. She con-
tinued, a nut sandwich poised near
"I argued and wrangled about love
matches with Miss Corelli one whole
day In her old-fashioned Stratford
home, but she rather got the better
of me, at the end with an epigram.
"'She who marries for love,' Miss
Corelli said, 'enters heaven with her
eyes shut. She who marries without
love enters hell with them open.
Important te Wiothern
Examine carefully- every bottle of
castokia, a safe and sure remedy for
Infants and children, and Bee that It
Signature of |
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
"You mark all your compositions
forte,'' said the friend.
"Yes." replied the composer. "They
wouldn't have any vogue among pei>-
ple who live in flats if I had them
To restore a normal action to Liver, Kid-
neys, Stomach and Bowels, take Garfield
Tea, the mild herb laxative. All druggists.
There are two things calculated to
make a man's head swim—a merry-
go-round and a merry widow.
There are a few things that even a
young man doesn't know.
-Consternation reigns Chicago.
MADMAN TRIES TO KILL
SENATOR THOS. P. GORE
Crazy Pole Swings Big Club,
Quick Action of Bystander
prevtent the transmission
state, through pipe lines, of a legiti
-Chicago packers ended a | mate subject of interstate commerce.
The companies affected by the state
law brought suit in the circuit court
of the eastern district of Oklahoma
against Former Governor C. N. Has-
kell and Attorney General West and
other state officials to enjoin the en-
forcement of the law undertaking to
prevent the companies from transport-
i ing gas to points without the state
borders. Upon final hearing in that
court, the statute was held void as
against the'constitution of the United
States and the enforcement enjoined.
| The case came to the supreme court
; on appeal and was argued and de-
Waukesha, Wis.—Senator Gore of
Oklahoma narrowly escaped death
Saturday afternoon when a crazed
Pole, Charles Schomalk, attacked him
with a club while the senator was
(peaking. The Pole was sitting near
the stage and in the midst of the sen-
ator's speech suddenly leaped to the
platform, drawing a club from under
his overalls as he jumped and swung
Instantly at the senator's head.
One of the men on the stage,
Judge P. C. Jlarman, was quicker than
the map, however, and knocked Scho-
malk off the stage before his blow
landed. The senator, who could not
Bee his danger, was unaware of the
Incident until later.
In Mexico City over the federal defeats ' ten years' legal battle with the gqv-
in Chihuahua. Orozco's success there I ernment when a jury in United States
is looked upon as quite ominous and district Judge Carpenter's court found
likely to be followed by serious events them nQt gullty ot violating the crim.
throughout the republic, according to gecUon of th0 gherman auti.
state department reports from the trugt 1&w
Mexican capital today. , .. i „
The weakness of the federal forces ^ hether further investigations in
in the south is recognized and Za- the beef packing industry will be
pata seems to be taking advantage made, District Attorney Wilkerson re-
of this fact. He is reported to be I fused to say. He waB overwhelmed
resuming his fighting in that section. tbe verdict.
The federals following their recent j ^ verdict came after the jury
engagement in southern Chihuahua ^ ^ ^ n,neteen hours At no
retreated to Torreon in a demoralized .
condition and the state department time during the deliberations were j cided ln the October term. 1910.
reports sav the rebels are following the packers ln danger. Only three | May 29, 1911, the last day of the term,
them closely ballots were taken. The first was i a motion was made in the supreme
The rebel euccesses have shaken eight to four for acquittal, the second ' court by the attorney general of Ok-
the confidence of the Washington of- eleven to one and the verdict came lahoma to modify the affirmance of the
ficlals in the easy triumph of Ma- j with the third. j decision below.
dero over his enemies. They are now j FaiiUre 0f the government to prove ! Motion was overruled with leave
recognizing the possibility of an lts case beyond reasonable doubt was | either party to apply to the ^irc
overthrow of the Madero government | responsible for the verdict, several j court from whence the case came or
and the grave question is beginning jurors said. They did not review the 1 such modification of the
to assert itself as to the correct at-, exhibits in the case. The mass of fig-
lltude of the United States In tha ures an(j reports mystified them. To
turmoil and chaos which probably have attempted to untangle them
would follow the clashing of presi- ■ WOUld have been useless, it was
dential aspirations of at least three agreed.
or four ambitious Mexican leaders, j Thg verdict was received quietly,
There is no thought of Intervention. ' Qnly twQ defen(jants, Thomas J. Con-
j nor, a director and general superin-
Situatlon Looks Gloomy | tendeut of Armour & Co.. and Edward
Laredo, Tex.—Refugee traffic from Tilden, president of the National Pack-
Mexico appeared on the increase when ing company, were in court when the
100 persons passed through here from j jury returned its verdict. As soon as
Mexico. This is double the number of the verdict was read the two packers
arrivals for several days. The passen- j leaped to their feet and shook hands
gers were principally women and j with their attorneys and the jurors.
children. After the announcement of the ver-
The one word "gloom" expresses diet in the packers' trial, provisions
the views of the majority of these j advanced all around. The rise was 15
passengers on the Mexican situation, j cents for pork and bacon and 7%e to
A carload of dynamite is being held 10c for lard.
up here by United States customs j in addition to the cost of packing
officials, who have it under guard in ! house products, Swift & Co. shares
the railroad yards. It is consigned to [ advanced 2% points on the Chicago
Mexico. Instructions have been Is- j stock exchange one hour before the
sued to detain seven more carloads of | verdict. After the jury had come in
dynamite reported to be routed toward i a further jump upward occured, mak-
Laredo for Mexico. j ing a total advance of 6 points.
Is the stomach
Are the bowels
Is the blood
will tone, strengthen and invig-
orate the entire system and
make you well again.
Wichita, Kan.—Hay being shipped
to Wichita is being confiscated by the
«tock feeders, according to informa-
A waiting room, no fire, a cold day, | tion received by hay dealers here,
and men, women and children and i There is a shortage of forage and
negroes occupying the same room, has sheriffs nearby are helping the farmers
caused W. H. Allison, of Steedman to protect their stock. Tl*> wheat is too
complain to the, corporation commis- j soft for pasturing and early contracts
would have it conform to the opinion
of the supreme court and proceedings
were instituted by the attorney gen-
eral, he filing the motion in the circuit
court of the eastern district of Okla-
homa. The complainants appeared
and filed a motion in the form of a de-
murrer and alsct led answer in the
case. The circuit court treating the
pleadings of the defendants as in the
nature of a demurrer without hearing
evidence in support or against 5he
granting of the motion, overruled the
same and the mandate of this court
affirming the former decree was
spread on the records. Thereupon the
appeal decided Monday by the bu-
| oreme court was taken.
Nelson Bill Reported
Washington—The Nelson bill pro-
viding that new trials shall not be
granted upon merely technical points
at law unless the rights of the persons
reported from the senate committee
concerned are affected was favorably
on the judiciary Monday.
took a great deal of the hay out of the
country. Hay in cars, if allowed to
stand on a siding, is not likely to reach
Its destination. The severe winter
has made it very difficult for the stock
feeders to get food for their cattle.
Baled alfalfa hay sold in Wichita for
(24 a ton.
Durant's public schools were estab-
lished in 1901. The city has in the
time intervening since then and now
expended $370,000 for school buildings,
or an average of close to $iM,000 each
The supreme court dismissed Car- j ——-————-
men's appeal in Its case against Chero- j Mill Hands Given Increase
kee over the location of the county ! Boston.—Cotton mills in New Eng-
eeat of Alfalfa county. At an election, | land, employing 100,000 operatives,
Cherokee won, and Carmen appealed, have decided to advance wages ten
alleging election frauds. | per cent. It was at first intended to
It was the "unbounded enthusiasm
of Oklahoma people which caused Dr.
Stratton D. Brooks to throw up his
position as city superintendent of the
Boston, Mass., schoolB and accept tha
presidency of the University of Okla-
According to the action recently
taken by the Chickasha board of edu-
cation, no teacher will be employed Id
the public schools of that city who
has not paBsed a physical examination
under a regular physician appointed
by the board.
Arickaree Tom, noted Pawnee In-
dian, died recently at Pawnee. He
was a scout under Generals Custer and
Miles after serving as a war chief for
his tribe. In this latter capacity he
led an Indian advance during the bat-
tle of the Arickaree, in Colorado, thua
receiving his nam*,
grant an Increase of five per cent only,
but the action of the Fall River and
New Bedford owners in conceding a
10 per cent raiBe Induced manufactu-
rers of other New England mills and
ln western Massachusetts to fall Into
Mors* Quite Well
Florence, Italy—Charles W. Morse,
who recently was released from the
federal prison at Atlanta on communi-
cation of sentence, concerning whose
physical condition alarming reports
have been published, is said to be in
comparatively good health.
Raise Prize Fund
Chickasha, Okla.—Four hundred dol-
lars has been secured for prize and
premium money ln Grady county to
encourage the work among the boys'
•nd girls' agricultural clubs.
DONAGHEY HAS BEEN BEATEN RECEIVERS TAKE OVER
j THE SANS BOIS MINE
Arkansas Governor Fails of Renomina- j
tion But Jeff Davis Wins i interest Unpaid on $250,000 Mortgage,
Little Rock, Ark.—Returns from six-; oue cleveland Trust Company
ty-flve of the seventy-five counties of ! 0f Cleveland, Ohio
Arkansas indicate that Joe T. Robin-
son, congressman from the Sixth dis- Muskogee,. Okla.—Another chapter
trlct, has defeated Governor George waB written in the history of the ill-
W. Donaghey in the race for Demo- fated San Bois coal mines at McCur-
cratic nominee for governor, 43,740 to tain, when Judge Campbell' in the
2,791. This majority will probably united States district court placed the
be increased when the full vote is re-
Returns from the same number of
counties indicate that United States
San Bois Coal company, owner of the
mine In which the explosion took place
last week, in the hands of W. E.
Beatty and W. E. Crane as receivers
Senator Jeff Davis has been re-nom- upon the petition of the Superior Sav
inated over Stephen Brundidge, 33,-
695 to 27,670. It is claimed that more
complete returns will make this con-
test considerably closer.
ings and Trust company of Cleveland,
A mortgage of $250,000 is back of
the receivership proceedings , and the
trust company ask that this be fore-
Arizona Recall Passes closed and the affairs of the company
Phoenix, Ariz.—The bill submitting p]ace(j jn the receivers' hands during
the judiciary recall amendment to the the pen(iency of the suit. The trust
people at the next general election company alleges that $5,200 interest
passed thf lower house of the Arizona jg pag(. due on the bonds which are
legislature. An identical bill is in the secure(} by a mortgage on' the prop-
hands of the senate committee on con- erties of the defendant company at
Lady Educator Sued
Chicago—Miss Marlon Talbot, dean
of women at the University of Chicago,
who is being sued for $100,000 dam-
ages for alleged slander by Miss Es-
ther Marcy, a former pupil, took the
stand Thursday. Her testimony was
a general denial of all the charges
Miss Marcey had made against her.
Victor Receives Archie Butt
Rome.—Major Archibald Butt, per-
sonal aide to President Taft, was re-
Two New Senators
Phoenix, Ariz.—The Arizona legis-
lature elected Marcus A. Smith and
Henry F. Ashurst, democrats, to rep-
resent the new state in the United
States 'senate. Through deference to
Smith's age and long service as Ari-
zona's delegate to congress, as well as
by Ashurst's request. Smith was nom-
inated in each branch of the legisla-
ture. The election of the two senatora
at the same time left to the United
celved by King Victor Emmanuel in states senate to decide who should
private audience at the palace. j have the long and short terra.
Wool Bill Passes House
Washington- The democratic wool
bill Monday passed the house 189 to
92, with twenty progressive republi-
cans voting for it. Representative
Rucker of Colorado, who opposed it in
debate and answered "present" on the
roll call, and Representativ Francis of
Ohio, who voted against it, were CTie
only democrats who did not line up
with the majority.
Would Change Date
of Texas, who has a bill to change in-
auguration day from March 4 to the
last Thursday in April, introduced a
resolution Monday to provide for early
action on the bill. The rules commit-
tee probably will report the measure
favorably in a few days.
Penalty For Song Thefts
Washington — Stipulated penalties
for moving picture operators, singers,
newspapers and others who uncon-
sciously or knowingly violate copy-
right laws are provided in a bill which
Representative Townsend, author of
"Chimmie Fadden," introduced in the
house. Mr. Townsend is a newspaper
man and an author.
ft Hickman, Ky.—The levee broke
here Monday night and the town is
peing flooded rapidly. Hundreds of
families have been driven from their
Somes, but there has Tjeen no loss of
Cut Off Their Heads
Hankow—Two soldiers were decap-
itated Monday because they made an
ittempt to approach General Li Yuen-
Hong, vice president of the republic,
with forged passes.
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