The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 173, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 10, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, NOVEMBER 10, 1910 EIGHT PAGES THURSDAY MORNING,
STARS AND STRIPES ARE
INSULTED BY MEXICANS
AMERICANS ASS * >•tX>~
VIGOROUS Pi-OTEST MADE
RETURNS SHOW GAINi
Contended That Amendment Hai
Carried by 38,000 — Reports
From 17 Counties Show Large
Gains Over Vote 1907
Attacks An American Continue
and Police Give No Protection
MANY ASSAULTS RECORDED
American Ambassador Registers
Vigorous Protest But Destruc-
tion of Property Continues-
flag Is Torn Into Bits and
Spat Upon, Then Stamped in
Dirt of Street
MEXICO CITY, Mex., Nov., 9,
- Through insults to the Ameri-
can flag and assults made openly
upon American citizens in the
streets, the anti-American demon
stration which begun last night
with the stoning of the Mexican
Herald offices, developed this
afternoon into an affair of inter-
a vigorous protest . registered by
the American jmh- ..Jor with the
Mexican department of foreign re-
turns and at the sa1 e I'ftie the facts
were telegraphed to Washington and
instructions asked for.
attacks are renewed
Tonight the attacks .vale renewed.
Windows in a dozen American business
places were smashed, h .bout town
s. jtters were hurriedly drawn and es-
tablishments closed. P-rces of police
appeared in the streets and kept the
While tl.a police look-d on and
seemingly made no effort to prevent it.
an American flp.fl floating in front of
a candy store in the business district
was torn down this afternoon by a
crowd of students and others, trampled
and spat upon and torn to bits. Later
photographs of the crowd were taken
before the officer of the Diario del
Hogar, a Mexican newspaper with
many individuals waving bits of the
Attack an Americans
The demonstration today was a
continuation of an affair of la.st night
caused by antlapathy aroused among
the people by the burning at the stake
of Antonio Rodriguez on the night of
Publication of the violent attacks on
Americans by several Mexican papers,
tended to further increase the medical
students, who were the promoters of
last night's demonstration.
El Diaro del lTosar was particularly
violent In expressions of animosity
toward the people of the United States,
characterizing them as "slants of ilie
dollar; pigmies of culture and bar-
barous whites of the north." and ask-
ing "where is the boasted yankee civ-
Shortly before noon the crowd as-
sembled before the new Juarez monti-
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Will Have Working Majority of
Ten and This Number May Be
Increased by Late Returns
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9—While
interested state democratic committee-
ben are handing out statements to the
effect that the local option and high
license amendment has lost the men
who are at the head of the movement
looking toward an amendment to the
constitution continue to get detailed
reports from all parts of the state
which indicate that the proposed
change in the constitution has carried
by over 38,000.
At their headquarters reports have
been received complete from seventeen
counties. They show that Caddo, Com-
manche, Jefferson, Murray, Love, Tul-
sa, Delaware, Canadian. Washington,
and Cole show a net gain over the
prohibition vote of 1907. Each county
gave majorities in favor of local op-
Couties lost from official vote are
Bryan 600, Wood 400, Woodward 250.
Alfalfa 600, Grady 63, Owfuskee 302,
One half of Pottawatomie county
gives local option a majority of 600
and the claim is made that the entire
Will Have a Working Majority
of 29 in 62nd, Congress
WHERE CHANGES OCCURED
Republicans Lose a Total of 51
National Representatives as
Result of Tuesdays Election
Official Figures May Change
Totals of Two Parties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 —The outcome
of the United States senate is now defi-
The Republicans are assured of six-
teen new senators, which with thirty-
Your hold-over senator.**, gives them a
total of flftv. The Democrats are as-
cured of fifteen ne«r senators, which
with twenty-five hold-overs, gives them
forty. Two Benatorships are still in
doubt, namely, the successor of the
late Mr. Dolliver of Iowa and of Mr.
farter, in Montana, where there is pros-
pect of a tie.
These determined totals, however,
leave a Republican majority in the sen-
ate as follows:
Total membership, 42; necessary to a
majority, 47; Republicans, 50; Demo-
crats. 40; doubtful, 2.
The sixteen Republican senators con-
fidered usured are from California,
Connecticut. Delaware, Massachusetts,
Minnesota. Michigan, North Dakota Ttwol
Nevada. Pennsylvania. Rhode Island,
Utah. Vermont, \\ ushington, Wisconsin,
The fifteen Democratic senators con-
sidered assured' are from Florida, Indi-
ana. Louisiana, Maine. Maryland, Mis-
souri. M'- -' sippi, Nebraska, New .lei-n-,
New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vlr.
ftnta, and West Virginia.
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COLORADO MINE HORROR
But Eighteen Are Known to Have
Escaped All Are Foreigners
and Living and Dead Found.
DELAQUA ,Colo., Nov. 9.—Through
two openings scarcely 200 yards apart,
the dead and living were taken from
the Delaqua mines of the Victor Amer-
ican Fuel company at the same time
today, but the dead, far outnumbered
the living. Tonight fifty-one are
known to be dead, while eighteen have
R. Akayi, a Japanese, after lying
insensible from the effects of the af-
ter-damp all last night, recovered his
senses this morning and found his way
to the surface at number two entry,
lie was dazed and unable to tell
through what passages he had coma
but he was certain that others still
lived in the part of the mine he had
crossed. The rescue crew followed
hack from No. 2 entry arid soon
brought thirteen others to the sur-
At 10 o'clock tonight 35 bodies had
been brought out of entry No. 3.
Both living and dead found today were
foreigners. Twenty-nine Mexicans
were found in one heap. Seven of the
department heads of the mine ace
known to be burled in a cave-in 400
feet long which block the main slope.
Three shifts are working, tearing
away the debris, but it may be many
days before the bodies are recovered
Many rescuers were overcome today
and were carried out on the backs of
teir companions. J. C. Roberts, is
charge of the government mine rescue
car and some of his men lost their
way in the unfamiliar workings Just
in time to stumble on to a party of
the rescuers who were almost over-
come, and whom they rescued.
The death of Willis Evans, the
young engineer, who lost his life in
rescuing four miners taken out last
night, cast a gloom over the whole
ramp. When he gave up his oxygen
helmet to one of the rescued men, he
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JAMES A. HARRIS' STATEMENT.
If Joseph McNeal is defeated for governor of Oklahoma." said James S.
Harris, chairman of the Republican state committee, tonight, "it will b
due to the Haskell counting machine and the enforcement of the grand
father clause amendment ahat diefranchised at least thirty-five thousand
negro and Indian voters throughout the state and particularly in the
Third and Fourth congressional districts which contain the big negro and
"In southern Oklahoma the majorities Bryan got two years ago, have
been reduced one-half and in some instances, two-thirds, and in the case
of Pottawatomie county, wiped out entirely. This shows that the honest
citizenship of the state, irrespective of politics, was voting to eliminate
Haskeliism, but that enough voters were disfranchised to offset the many
thousand Democrats who supported McNeal.
•*| still believe that the final returns may elect McNeal by a small
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; I ELECTION
CHICAGO, Til., Nov. 9.—Complete re-
turns on the election of representatives
In congress indicate the democrats will
have a working majority of twenty-nine
in the next house. mhe number of dem-
ocrats elected to congress, according to
the latest returns, which are of an unof-
ficial character, Is 21-6. The republican
representation will be 165, or eight
seat^ less than the democrats now have
in the Sixty-first congress.
The Eleventh Pennsylvania district,
which is reported in the Sixty-first con-
gress by a republican, Is in doubt. The
Twelfth Pennsylvania district, also nor-
mally republican. Is likewise doubtful.
Absolute confidence is not felt in the
returns for some of the Wisconsin dis-
tricts. and it is not impossible that the
official figures will change the totals
of the two parties.
Where Gains Were Made.
Congressional gains were made by tne
republicans and democrats in the fol
lowing states and districts:
. Connecticut, second: Democrats, l.
Illinois, sixth, seventh, ninth, sixteenth;
Indiana, sixth: Democrats, 1.
Iowa, second, fourth: Democrats, 2.
Iowa, eighth: Republicans, J.
Kentucky, ninth: Democrats, 1.
Maine, second third: Democrats, 2.
Maryland, third, sixth: Democrats, 2.
Massachusetts, third: Democrats, 1.
Massachusetts, fourth: Republicans. 1.
Michigan, first, fifth: Democrats 2.
Missouri, thirteenth, fourteenth, fif-
teenth, sixteenth: Democrats, 4.
Missouri, eleventh: Republicans 1.
Nevada, at large: Republicans, 1.
New Jersey, third, fifth, seventh]
eighth: Democrats, 4.
New York, first, third, fouith, seventh,
thirteenth, fifteenth, seventeenth, twenty-
first, twenty-fifth, twenty-seventh, thirty-
third, thirty-sixth: Democrats, 12.
New York, thirty-second: Republicans.
North Carolina, fifth, eighth, tenth:
Ohio, second, seventh, eleventh, fif
teenth. eighteenth, nineteenth, twenty-
first: Democrats, 7.
Oklahoma, third: Democrats, 1.
Pennsylvania, fifth, eighth, twelftn.
fourteenth, twenty-second and twenty-
fourth: Democrats, 6.
Pennsylvania, tenth. Republicans, l.
Rhode Island, first: Democrats, 1.
West Virginia, first, second, third,
CASE GOES ON
STANDARD OIL FAILED
Logan County Satisfied
With Responsible Men
Defeated Democrats Who Contro lied Election Machinery and
Boards Would Steal an 01 fice or Two- All Republi-
cans But Two Elected
SUITED BY DEMOCRATS
REPUBLICANS WILL RESIST ANY EFFORT BY CRUCE FOL-
LOWERS TO THROW OU T ENOUGH PRECINCTS
TO MAKE CHANGE IN ACTUAL VOTE
SAME OLD GAME PLANNED
Face of Returns Give McNeal ila jority Over Cruce of From 4,000
to 6,000 Plan to Contest T hree Precincts in Logan County
and Many in Both Muskoge e and Wagoner
ENRAGED OKLA. FATHER
With all but thiee precincts officially
recognized, the offic ial returns of Logan
county show that every republican, wltu
the possible exception of W. H. Mitchell
for sheriff, who democrats claim has been
defeated by a small majority by Hart
Murphy and C. E. Hudspeth, who is
said to have been defeated by John
O'Neill as county commissioner by a
majority of barely 50.
The democratic ring made a desperate
effort to elect at least two members of
the county board of commissioners, Hart
Murphy and Judge Saldln. The other
candidates were truded continuously, but
it was impossible to pull off the deal
regardless of the fact that an endeavor
was made to wholly disfranchise the en-
tire negro vote of the county, and a
campaign conducted in which was in
jecte.l, to bursting, by the democratic
pre:-g with slander and misrepresentation.
The entire election machinery of the
county was in the hands of the demo
cratic party representatives, but still, in
the face of all this, an effort is being
tried to claim fraud, and which, if there
were a possibility, would rest entirely
upon democrats, who absolutely con-
Hard to Get Figures.
The official returns from the county
are sealed and being delivered to the
election board, which will commence the
canvass today, and will not be possible to
give results on each state question or
candidates until they have complete.!
their work. This condition Is the lesult
of the fact that but few flKUres were
handed out by the different elector,
boards. Those that reached the public
iiiffort to Get Hi- Suit Dismissed
Failed in Federal Coiu-t
Big Fine May Be Assessed by
. 9.—The suit
JACKSON, Tenn., N<
of the United States
Standard Oil company
charged with having illegally accepted
freight rates concessions, progressed
only through presentation of the
prosecution's opening contentions to-
day. The discussion on a technicality
began and continued until court ad-
journed for the day.
Judge John E. McCall finally over-
ruled a motion of the defense seeking
Son Was About to Be Jailed on | the .dismissal of the suit because of
Charge of Drunkenness by wl,at the construed as a vital vartan
Taken to Stilwel'
WESTVILLE. Okla. Nov. 9.—Because
his son had been arrested and was about
to be incarcerated for alleged drunken-
ness. Tucker Alberty. one of the most
prominent men of Adair county, shot and
instantly killed City Marshal Fordis this
afternoon in front of the Westville Jail.
Alberty made his escape but late this
evening telephoned the sheriff that he
wac ready to give himself up.
He was taken Into custody and re-
moved to Stilwell tonight. He Is a
near relative of County Judge Alberty of
between the allegations of the indict-
ment and the assertions of W. S.
Gregg, special assistant to the attorney
In his argument. Mr. Oregg referred
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TED IS QUIET.
OYHTRR HAT, N. Y., Nov. 9.—
Theodore Roosevelt tonight said he
had nothing to say. He refused
to be interviewed and kept to
himself all day and night.
Carried Every County But Osage
in His District
FIRST DISTRICT SURPRISES
Clean Sweep of All Democrats
From Every County Dick T.
Morgan Is Having Close Shave
Republican Gains in Every
Returns from the First congressional
district show that the plurality of
Congressman Bird S. McGuiro will not
vary 100 votes from that by which he
was elected two years ago, in spite
of the elimination of a large part of
the negro voters of the district.
McGuire's majority two years ago
was 2,811 and this year it will again
be very close to 2,800. He carried
every county in the district except
Osage, carrying Garfield by 400, Grant
50, Kay 150, Kingfisher 500. Lincoln
400, Logan 1,300, Noble 50, Pawnee 25
and Payne 25. McGuire lost Osage by
about 50, but the Republicans have
apparently elected the representative
from the county and th« district judge
in the Osage Washington district.
The Republican® elected every mem-
ber of the legislature and state sen-
ate and every judge in the First con-
gressional district Tli^ state senator,
district judge and flotorial represen-
tative In the district composed of
Lincoln and Pottawatomie counties,
half in and half out of the district,
are still In doubt. J. J. Jones, (Re-
publican) was elected to the Senate
over Clarence Davis. All were Demo-
cratic last year. The composition of
the lower house of the legislature Is
still In doubt and the Republicans are
claiming a majority. Holdover sena-
tors Insure a Democratic majority In
the upper house. The Socialists will
have at least one member of the legls-
were copies of figures which the repub-
lican or democratic members made on
tabs, and as soon as those interested
in certain candidates were satisfied the
other totals were lost.
The officials who will control the af-
fairs of Logan county for the next two
Pen. S. Perkey, state senator.
J. S. Shearer, representative First dis-
O. B. Acton, representative Second dis-
H. C. Hamlin, representative Third dis-
A H. Huston, judge of the district court.
Jeremiah Strang, judge of the county
S. S. Lawrence, judge of the superior
John Adams, county attorney.
Charles Olson, county clerk.
W. C. McKean, register of deeds.
Fred Ritterbuscb, county treasurer.
Charles Grlswold, clerk of the district
"Walter T. Warren, clerk Of the superior (
B. S. Reeves, county surveyor.
Nell Humphrey, county superintendent.
E. E. Tallman, weigher.
T. J. Oberholzer, commissioner of Sec-
S. J. Favors, commissioner of Tlird
One of the games which tlie men
who would have been pleased to get
hold of the management of Logan coun-
ty affairs, is to steal another member
of the board of county commlsslcfieni;
in fax-t, the onlv reason the support ami
slanderous campaign was conducted was
toward this end, so that the county work
might fall in one set of hands. The
game did not work, and it will be im-
possible for these conspirators to change
the vote sufficient to meet their wish.
OBERHOLZER WINS BY 305
K. J. Oberholzer, Republican candi-
date for county commissioner from the
First district of Logan county de-
feated the Democratic candidate, J.
G. Lewis, by a vote of 305.
M'NEAL CLAIMS STATE
"Joseph W. McNeal said last night:—The Grandfather
eiause and that alone is responsible for my vote being cut down
in Eastern Oklahoma. Otherwise 1 would have carried Mus-
kogee and Wagoner counties by one thousand majority each, and
several other east side counties in proportion. The first Con-
gressional District gave me fiv^ thousand majority; the second
district, four thousand, and the final returns will give me a
majority over Cruce.
Every indication last night was to the effect that an endeavor is
being made to so change results in many counties, through the
plan of filing contests and then the state election board throwing
out sufficient precincts, to guarantee the election of all democrats |
candidates. The game has already developed in Logan, Wagoner,
and Muskogee counties and is expected to show in others today.
WILL TAKE OFFICIAL COUNT
Based on official returns received at Republioan headuarters from 61
counties and which do not include all of the strong Republican counties of
the state it is indicated that Joe W McNeal has been elected governor of
Oklahoma by a majority which will range between five and six thousand,
although final figures may cut the majority to three thousand. It is stated
that it will take the official state canvas to determine the result.
Telephone messages from Oklahoma City stated that the Cruce managers
claimed that returns from 60 counties gave Cruce a majority of 6,165, while
other messages from that city stated *Hat the counties included in the Demo-
crat figures embrace all of the strong Democratic counties of the southern
part of the state and did not include Muskogee, Logan, Wagoner and other
strong Republican counties which have been held up. It is said that word
as sent out to local politicians in thrse counties to start contests in a
number of precincts so that they might be thrown out and thus insure the
defeat of Republican candidates.
TAFT 10 PANMU
PRESIDENT ON JOURNEY
Will Be Out of Country Twelve
Days To Make Personal In
spection of the Canal Work
Sails From Charleston
Will Try to Throw Out
In this county an effort is being
made to throw out the First ward,
cinct B, together with Iowa and
Springer. This would make possible
election of Judge Sanlln. Demo-
crat, over Judge Lawrence, Republi-
n, and have an effect on the gener-
It is said that a number of pre-
cincts are to be thrown out in Wago-
ner and Muskogee counties which arc
strongly Republican and that contests
will be filed in other Republican
How the Results Stand
Estimates as to the probable result,
based on majorities of both candidal *s
in the five congressional districts, in-
dicate the election of McNeal by over
Official returns indicate that McNeal
has carried three districts as follows:
f Dick T.
is to the
Congressman Morgan has been elected
by a majority of 1,621.
Williams Makes Claim
The following estimate were sent
lit of oklahoma City last night by
the Associated Press correspondent:
There is little room for doubt to-
night that Lee Cruce, the Democratic
candidate, has been elected governof
of Oklahoma. After Investigating the
returns today, John R. Williams,
hairman of the Democratic campaign
committee, announced Cruce had won
by a majority of 25,000. He nlso said
thi rest of the Democratic state ticket
had carried by a similar majority.
o K LAHOMA CITY. Okla., Nov. 9.—
Leo Cruce today declared
that from reports received at state dem-
ocratic headquarters his plurality would
not he less than 30,000. Complete returns
received tonight from democratic coun-
ties indicate that last night's estimate
of 35,000 w is approximately correct.
CntlJ more complete returns are re-
ceived by the state election board, Gov-
••rnor Haskell refuses to estimate the
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 9.— Returns
received tonight from Pottawatomie
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to Charleston, F C.. to board the ar-
mored cruiser Tennessee for Panama,
President Taft parsed through here at
7:30 o'clock tonight on a special train.
Mr. Taft's Panama trip will be limited
to twelve days, according to present
plans. This will give him four days In
the canal zone.
The nresldent will sail from Charleston
at 10:30 tomorrow morning. The Tennes-
see will be convoved to Panama and re-
turn by the Montana. Mr Taft expects
to be in Washington again the night of
\lr. Taft is accompanied on the trip
hy his brother. Charles P. Taft of Cin-
cinnati secretary Vorton. Major Thomas
I„ Rhoartes. medical corps T'nited States
army, anil his naval and military aides.
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WASHINGTON. Nov. 9.—Fore-
cast—Oklahoma, Kansas and Ar-
kansas: Fair; colder Thursday;
Missouri: Unsettled and colder
Thursday; Friday, fair.
PLURALITY OF GOVERNORS
Alabama- Emmett O'Neal. Demo-
California— Hiram W. Johnson, Re-
Colorado—Still in doubt.
Connecticut—Simon E. Baldwin,
Idaho—Still in doubt.
Iowa—Claude R. Porter. Democrat
Kansas—Walter R. Stubbs Republi-
Massachusetts— Eugene N. Foss.
Michigan—Chas S. Osborne. Repub-
Minnesota—Adolph O. Eberhardt.
Nebraska—Cheater H. Aldrich. Re-
Nevada—N. S. Dickerson. Democrat,
New Hampshire—Robert P. Bass.
New Jersey-—Woodrow Wilson, Dem-
New York—John A. Dix, Democrat.
Ohio—Judson Harmon, Democrat,
Oregon—Oswald West, Democrat,
Pennsylvania—John K. Tcner. Re-
Rhode Island—A. J. Pothler. Repub-
South Carolina—C. L. Bleaz, Demo-
South Dakota—Robt. S. Veasey, Re-
Tennessee—Ben W Hooper, Repub-
lican and fusion. 5000.
Texas—O. B. Colquitt, Democrat,
Wisconsin—Frank E. McGovern. Re-
Wyoming-—Josph M. Carey, Dcrfo-
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