The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, August 2, 1912 Page: 2 of 12
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The Lexington Leader | POLICE CHARGED I ONE OF THIS SUMMER'S BRIDES
HARDIE & JENKS, Publishers
Oklahoma News Notes
Town of Pittsburg was incorporated.
Oakwood postoftice is now a postal
Construction work on a new gin
le under way at Valliant.
Kingfisher has a woman candidate
tor county superintendent.
Enid has already arranged for a
Chautauqua course for next year.
Cherokee has a boys' military band
which is becoming well known ail
over the state.
Movement has been started at Mc-
Loud for a city waterworks and elec-
tric light plant.
For some reason the city electric
plant at Altus is counted rather a lux-
ury -and Is for sale.
Granite has installed two public
drinking fountains for the benefit of
*tock owners who visit the town.
Eufaula is getting ready to vote on
a $75,000 bond issue for the extension
of Its waterworks and sewer systems.
Lightning struck an oil tank of the
Central Fuel company near Skiatook
the other day causing a loss of $3,000.
Frisco railroad is preparing to erect
a fine new brick station at Henryetta.
Citizens of the town will select the
Civic improvement league has been
organized at Antlers to boost for the
town and make it a better place to
Many road overseers have an-
nounced they will enforce the law
against Johnson grass and Hussian
Woodward claims the longest res-
taurant force in the country. The
proprietor, day cook and two night
men of a cafe there, all are more than
six feet tall.
Clinton plans a monster celebration
next month with the dedication of its
splendid new city hall and the three,
day county farmers' Institute and agri-
Dirt soon will be flying on the Little
River drainage project in Pottawato-
mie county. Several thousand acres
of land will be reclaimed for agricul
tural purposes by the work.
Annual reunion of the Ujlrd brands
of Oklahoma division United Contnd-
erate Veterans will be held at Man-
gum on Friday, August 2. A big time
is planned by the old soldiers.
Arrangements are being made at
Shawnee for the annual convention oi
the State Federation of Labor which
will 6* h«ld on August 19. It Is ex
pected that 200 delegates will attend
and participate in tlio meeting.
Editor of the Ringwood Leader is
cultivating a patch of Spanish peanuts
as a side issue to running the paper.
Such a crop should )>• so profitable
that next year many farmers of that j
vicinitv will follow his example,
Skiatook N?ews says: From number
of lawyers running for office in Tulsa
oounty, it would he inferred that they
have not been getting much remuner
ation for their services and want a Job
•with a regular salary attached.
First National Bank of Seiling, after
preaching kaflr corn to the farmers all
spring, will tost the results obtained
by offering a prize for the best twelve
heads of knfir grown In the counties
of Dewey, Major and Woodward and
placed on exhibit at the bank.
State Librarian S. O. Davis in his
semi-annual report shows that out ol
the money appropriated for the main
tenance of his department he will turn
back into the treasury $1126. The
lotal appropriation was $11,250.
Farmer plowing near Jones Cltj
turned upan old muzzle-loader pistol
the kind rfred with a cap and used dur
ing the revolutionary war. The find
er believes that the piBtol belonged to
some Indian warrior who probablj
was killed on the spot where it wai
Whitebead country postofliee neni
Pauls Valley, one of the oldest ii
southern Oklahoma, has been discon
tlnued because of decrease in busl
ness. The postmaster turned in somf
stamped envelopes which appears
older in the service than the postmas
Bartlesville paper carries a story t«
the effect that arrangements are beinj
* made for a race meeting. Then in th<
last paragraph it remarks that tin
committee has decided to call it o6
and the meeting will not be held thii
Sayre business men are serving or
the council without pay. Besides sav
ing the city the amount of their salar
les, in six weeks they have trans
formed the city water and electrit
light from a losing into money-makinj
First accident on the northern divis
Ion of the Wichita Falls and North
western railroad occurred the othei
day when spreading rails near
Knowles landed three freight cars in
the ditch. Traffic was delayed only
It few hours.
WITH MURDER OF
LIEUTENANT BECKER DIRECTLY
CHARGED WITH DEATH
CONFESSION IS SECURED
GRAND JURY HEARS STATE-
MENT AND INDICTMENT
FOLLOWS FOR OFFICER
New York—After a late night ses-
sion of the grand jury in which "Bald
Jack", Rose, "Bridgie" Webber and
Harry Vallon are alleged to have
made confessions directly implicating
Police Lieutenant Charles Becker in
the murder of Herman Itoseulhal in
tront of the Hotel Metropole two
weeks ago, Becker was indicted for
murder in the first degree, placed
under arrest and hurried before a
midnight session of the court of gen-
After entering a plea of not guilty,
I the police official was remanded wlth-
I out ball and taken to the Tombs. The
| gamblers, whoso statements are said
to have caused the indictment of
I Becker, pleaded with the officials not
' to be taken back to the Tombs, de-
; clarlng they would be killed if fe-
turned to their cells.
I "Agents of the police department."
| they asserted, "will make way with
us in retaliation for our testimony
if we are returned to the prison." So
i real was their fear that they were al-
lowed to sleep in the criminal courts
1 building under the guard of eight de-
I The greatest secrecy was maintain-
ed as to the admissions made before
the grand jury-by the three men, who
! have been held prisoners for some
i time in connection with Rosenthal's
j murder. It is asserted, however, that
I Rose told of practically being forced
to arrange tho killing of Rosenthal
under threats of being "jobbed" by
the police and sent to prison on man-
ufactured evidence. That Lieutenant
Becker was in communication with
i the actual murderers after the killing
also was asserted to have been part
of Rose's cohfession.
! • mi TRUSTS
COMMITTEE TO RECOMMEND
LEGALISATION NOT DISSO-
LUTION OF TRUSTS
COMMISSION TO CONTROL
ALL $50,000,000 INDUSTRIES TO BE
OPERATED UNDER FED-
Among the recent notable weddings was that of Miss Harriet Anderson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Anderson of Cincinnati and niece ot Mrs.
Taft, to Mr. Hiiro do FritBch of Boston.
SENATE PASSES SUGAR B1LI
Final Vote on Compromise Maesure
Was 62 to 3; A Cut of Thirty
TRIAL MAY BE POSTPONED
6anators Assert Court Will Not Try
Case During This Session
Washington.—The dejyilte Asser-
tion was n>ade by leading members
Of th? serintft Jhot tjje trial pf judge
Archibald of the cofnmcrc6 court will
not be undertaken by the senate court
of Impeachment before next fall. The
question was not decided when Judge
j Archbald appeared to answer the
I charges of the house of representa-
| tives, hut a vote will be taken on tl}0
matter before the end of the week.
| The maximum strength of the sen-
«te during the tariff fight last week
| was sixty-six, two-thirds of the total
! membership. Many senators are plan-
ning to leave Washington soon after
August 1. Senate leaders clain) It
Would be difficult to hold the senate
1 together and, in view of the known
: desire of Judge Arcl>bal£ for a pogt-
1 ponement, it is expected 5. majority
of the senate will favor if.
To each of the thirteen articles of
Impeachment Judge Archbald replied
that none, even if true, constituted
an impeachable offense, a high crime
or a misdemeanor as defined by the
constitution. Many statements con-
tained in the allegations were not dis-
puted, while others were totally dis-
obeyed and annulment of others was
asked on the ground that they ye£
too vague to admit of proper defense.
Ships Collide In Fog
Montreal.—The Canadian Pacific
railway steamer Empress of Britlan,
outward bound, collided with the col-
lier Helvetia in a dense fog in the St.
Lawrence estuary late Satudrday
evening. The collier was sunk but
its crew rescued. The Empress of
Britain was bady damaged and turned
back for Quebec, where she arrived
late Sundny night.
The Empress of Britain sailed from
Quebec Friday evening with 700 pas-
sengers for Europe. The Helvetia
was bound from Sydney for Montreal
with a cargo of 8,000 tons of coal.
The collision occurred about ten
miles west of Fame Point, Quebec, a
lighthouse station on the southern
shore of the St. Lawrence river, near
where it empties into the Gulf of St.
Lawrence. This is approximately 300
miles from Quebec.
Six Are Killed in Wreck
Toledo—With a cfash heard a mile
away, a Lake Shore and Michigan
Southern train struck an automobile
containing nine people Sunday after-
noon at Alexis about l£ miles from
here, killing six persons.
Rate Advances Suspended
Washington.—Notable advances in
the freight rates on lumber proposed
by coutliern, southwestern and west-
ern railways have been suspended by
the interstate commerce commission
from August 1 until November 29.
Price of Oil Advanced
New York.—The Standard Oil
oompany of New York has announced
an advance of ono cent per gallon in
the eport price of ail grades of nap-
tha ecept benzine which was raised
Washington—A republican sugar
tariff bill, the first purely republican
revision measure of the present con-
gress, was adopted in the senate. De-
serting their allies of the last two
days, the republican progressives by
an ironolad agreement with the reg-
ulars, succeeded in passing a tariff
reduction bill which they believe
President Taft will sign if it reaches
The sugar bill was a compromise
between the Lodge plan indorsed by
the regular republicans and the Bris-
tow bill behind which the progress-
ives lined up. It would cut tho present
sugar duty of $1.90 to $1.60; would
abolish the Dutch standard under
which practicaflly no refined sugar
can be imported and would abolish
the 7 1-2 percent "refined differential'
and additional duty on refined sugar
which, it is claimed, has accrued di-
rectly to the profit of the sugar re-
The compromise, which is only 7 1-2
cents above the lowest figures named
by the progressives, is considered a
victory for Senator Bristow, who has
been the tnost active advocate of
sugar tariff reduction on the repub-
lican side of the senate
The democratic free sugar bill,
passed by the house, did not come to
a vote in the senate. The Bristow-
Lodge amendment was first adopted
in the committee of the whole .by a
vote of 37 to 25. Senators Thornton
and Foster of Louisiana, democrats,
voting with the republicans.
Tho Bnstow-Lodge bill finally
passed the senate with all but t^o
democrats voting for it. Tlve final
vote was 52 to 3, the negative votes
being cast by Senators Heyburn, re-
publican, and Foster and Thornton,
The attitude of tho senate demo-
crats in finally supporting the repub-
lican bill Is expected to have Influ-
ence with the democrats of the house
when the amended bill goes back
there. The senate probably will name
Senators Penrose and Lodge, repub-
licans, and Simon, democrat, on the
conference committee. It Is believed
by the republican leaders that if the
house should indorse the republican
bill, the president would sign the
measure without delay.
• ENGLAND DENIED CONTROL
Senate Decides Canal Removed From
Washington.—The right of Great
Britain to participate in an under-
standing for control of the Panama
canal was denied in the senate by two
advocates of the measure to give
coastwise shipping preference in canal
tolls. Senator Bradley of Kentucky,
and Mazey of Nevada contended not
only that the United States had the
right under the treaty to regulate its i
own affiairg but th® purchase of the
canal zope removed the enHre subject
from international control. Senator
McCumber of North Dakota took an
opportunity to express opposite views
in opposing the admission free of
American ships in the Panama canal j
Senator Bradley said that the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty of 1901 could be Ig-
nored so far as the Panama canal was
concerned. The operation of that
waterway had become a domestic
problem, ha said.
Two Aviatoirs Killed.
Munich,.—Aviator Fischer and his
mechanician, Karl Joannsen, were
instantly killed here when their j
aeroplane crashed to the ground from j
a height of 500 feet.
Fisclier and his aide made several j
circuits over tli® field and the aero- I
plane appeared to be working per- ,
fectly when the death plunge came, i
The spectators saw the aeroplane j
suddenly checked In its flight and
both Fischer and Joannsen bend ,
down as though to investigate the j
engine trouble when the craft started
Harkness Granted Ball
New York.—George A. Harkness, tho
real estate and insurance broker of j
Sea Cliff, L. I., who was arrested after !
the shooting of Mrs. Florence C. Hopp
of Lewisburg, Pa.
Washington, D. C.—A recommenda-
tion favoring the legalization and reg-
ulation of big industrial concerns, in-
1 stead of their dissolution was sub-
i mitted to the house Monday in a re-
port by three republican members of
; the steel investigating committee. Tho
! report was signed by Representatives
Gardner of Massachusetts, Young of
j Michigan and Danforth of New York.
Representative Young submitted an
I additional statement and Representa-
1 tive Sterling of Illinois, who believes
in dissolving the big combiuations,
! submitted a separate report.
I The report advocates the creation
of an interstate commission of in-
j clustry to be clothed with etensive
powers of regulation and with power
| to fix reasonable prices for the out-
I put of corporations. The report
would require that all corporations
capitalized at $50,000,000 or more,
operate under a charter to be issued
by the United States before engaging
in Interstate commerce. Smaller cor-
porations might avail themselves of
the federal charter at their own op-
Ail corporations availing themselves
of the United States charter would
be recapitalized at their actual value.
! The report commends the work of
the bureau of corporations. It also
' approves the so-called Brandeis bill
which would transfer the burden of
proof to defendant corporations to
show that they are in "reasonable"
restraint of - trade.
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BEVERIDGE TO EE CHAIRMAN
Indiana Leader. Named by Senator
Dixon for Temporary Post.
Chicago.—Announcement the se-
lection of Albert J. Beveridg'e of Indi-
HERE IS A REALLY GOOD IDEA
Fire Insurance Would Be an Easy Mat-
ter if It Could Be Conducted
That Way. .
Senator Williams, at a dinner at
Yazoo, said in condemnation of a moot,
ed tariff change.
"They who advocate tills change-
know just as much about the tar-
iff as the old lady knew about fire in-
I "This old lady visited an insurance
1 office and insured her barn for $3,500.
The policy was drawn up, signed, seal-
ed and handed over to her, and she
put It in her cabas and started out
" 'But hold on, ma'am,' said the
j agent. 'I must ask you, please, for
( tho first year's premium."
| " 'The first year's premium,' said
she. 'And how much will that be?'
" 'There is it, ma'am, written on
the policy," said the agent. "The small
matter of $24.'
'Oh, said the old lady, 'I'm in a
hurry this morning. You Just let the
premiums stand and deduct them
when the ham burns down,'"
Little Study in Relative Value.
On the 23d of June Edward Albert,
prince of Wales, was eighteen years
That means that he was old enough
to rule the British empire If his fa-
ther were to die.
But he won't be "of age" with all
which that implies in English law un-
til he is twenty-one.
And he will not be free to choose a
wife until ho is twenty-five.
An odd logic this—with eighteen
goes the rule of an empire; with
twenty-one the power to incur debts,
and with 25 the right to choose a wife.
This would make an anthropocen-
tric world laugh in appreciation.—Chi-
Starts Fight on Sugar Trust
New York—Horace Havemyer 25
years old, son of H. O. Havemyer, crea-
tor of the sugar trust, has begun his
promised fight on the great corpora-
tion in dead earnest. He has thrown
down the gage of battle to the Amer-
ican Sugar Refining company and de- '
Clares he is beginning the conflict as a |
matter of course becausc tin trust be-
smirched the name of bis father.
To Elect Commissioners
Pawhuska, Okla.—Y> ith the new
city charter of Pawhuska adopted by
the voters at a special election nd
approved by Governor Lee Cruce. a
primary election will be called pn.'i-
ably for August 20 for the purpose of
nominating candidates for commis.
loners. The second Tuesday after
the primary, an election will be held
for the purpose of voting on the can-
didates nominated. The charter pro-
vides for three commissioners.
Increase In Postal Bill
Washington—An apparent Increase
of $10,760,201 in the appropriation of
the postofflce department over the
amount carried by the house bill is
shown in a report filed in the senate
by Senator Bourne. The principal item
is $2,698,000 additional for the trans-
portation of mails made necessary by
the abolition of the "Blue tag" order
which sent many periodicals by fast
freight. The bill as it came from
the house aggregated $260,366,199.
The report points out that although
the house bill expressly appropriated
only'$260,63,199, it contains legisla-
tion authorizing the expenditure of
more than $7,000,000 so that the rec-
ommended senate increase is in roal-
lty only slightly more than $3,000,000.
Visit of Royalty
Pitpikapasia, Finland —The Russian
emperor and empress, accompanied by
their daughters, aboard the imperial
yacht Standard, and the king and
queen of Sweden, aboard the battleship
Oscar II, have arrived here and ex-
Colombia President Replies
Washington.—The president has re-
ceived from President Restropo of
Colombia the following telegram in
reply to a message of congratulation
| sent on the aniversary of the independ-
ence of Colombia: "In the name of
Colombia and myself 1 accept the glad
wishes formulated by your excellency
on the last occasion of the independ-
ence of Colombia, and I raise to
heaven my wishes for the prosperity
of the United States and the personal
i happiness of your excellency "
ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
Who Announces his Withdrawal From
ana, as temporary chairman of the na-
tional progressive convention has been
made by Senator Dixon, director of Col
Roosevelt's campaign for the progres-
sive presidential nomination.
At the same time a letter from Mr.
Beveridge to William H. Dye of Indian-
apolis, was made pubfic This letter
marks his withdrawal from the repub-
lican party in which he has taken a
prominent part. The letter has been
utilized by leaders in the third party
movement as a bill of progressive prin-
In his letter Mr. Beveridge finds
fault with both old parties and urges
all progressives, irrespective of party,
to rally to the Roosevelt movement,
i In this connection the letter states:
| "The present crisis requires that all
progressives of all parties shall act to-
gether through an organization of their
own with plainly stated progressive
program and at open war with the evil
partisan boss force all genuine reac-
tionaries to act the same way through
a separate organization of their own
with plainly stated reactionary pro-
grams. Thus all of us, who as a mat-
ter of conviction believe in progressive
principles, can act together and tho
boss system will be unnecessary to
Taking up the question of sectional-
Ism in politics, the letter says:
"Only a true national non-sectional
party, which will permit Americans of
all sections who believe in the same
things, to act and vote together will
dissolve this wicked and dangerous
sectionalism and thus unite the nation
in every truth. This great end alone
Is worth the utmost effort of every pa-
triotic man and woman in the repub-
All play and no baseball is enough
to make the best baseball player feel
El Paso, Texas.—Col. Augustine Es-
trada, former commander of the Ma-
dero government's garrison in Juarez,
Has been released from custody of the
United States commissioner's - court.
Estrada was charged with the robbery
of funds from the Juarez custom
house in January at the time of the
mutiny ot the Juarez garrison
against the Madero government. The
testimony showed that Estrada had
succeeded in saving the major part
of the customs rooenys and turning it
over to the treasurer of the stati.
cVENTIDE — Supper.
L What shall it be ? A
cooked meal? No! loo long
— too tedious to prepare.
Just phone the grocer ior
They're delicious! Some
Vienna sausage or sliced dried
beef—some veal loaf or corned
beef. They're so easy to serve.
Or. here's an idea—a Libby
Libby' Olioma or Sweet Gherkina
Libby'a Corned Beef
Libby'a Veal Loaf Chili Con Cttrnt
Potatoea Au Gratin
Libby e Aaparagua
And then just top off
with Libby's Fruits or
Preserves. Doesn't that sound
good? Order them from youf
grocer now. You will be
surprised how economical A
Libby meal will be.
Libby, McNeill & Libby
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