The Dover News. (Dover, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 28, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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THE DOVER NEWS.
"The Paper Without /\ Muzzle"
POVKR, KINGFISHER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, Al t. I ST 28, 1913
GiRL DRAGGED BY BALLOON
Young Worran Aviator Was Unable to
Free Herself From Ropes
Lincoln. \*eb—Dolly l.ahelle, *
vouii^ woman aviator whos«- home is
at (ireen Hay. Wis. was injured at
Havelock near this eitv while attempt-
ing a balloon ascen.-ion and parachute
descent The rope which cuts loose
the parachute from tin1 uas 'ag failed
to work and the young woman hang-
ing in the midair became entangled
in ti:' ropes and was bc.mid securely
to t'*e crossbar to which she was
The balloon finally descended al-
most to earth and then bounded up-
ward and dragged the helpless woman
through underbrush and barbedwire
fences until the gas bag collapsed.
When found in a field, she was un-
conscious clothing torn from her, and
her tyod.v cut and bruised. Her con-
dition is critical, but p! > sleians arc
hopeful that she will recover.
PROSECUTORS OF GOVERNOR SULZF.R
Union of America
Matters ^'Ejpccial Moment to
the 1' rogrcssive Agriculturist !
TO STAND PAT ON CURRENCY
House Democrats Refuse to Amend ;
the Administration Measure to
Please the L'ankers.
to the criticism of
biil made bv the c
of the Hues and inor
dorsemont ol the bill a>
■members, of the 1ioum
mittee emphasized the
active supporters of
currency plan expect
The amendments proposed by the
bankers, if was point ;i out by house
leaders, all were considered in detail
when the bill originally was prepared
and in the long debate over its pro-
visions in the house committee on
banking and currency.
KILLED DEPUTY A3 EXAMPLE
Huerta Accused of Having Rendon
Sho\ in Order to Intimidate
Washington, D (' —The l illlng near
the City of Mexico of Deputy Zerapio [
Rendon because lie was alleged to
have plotted to assassinate l'rovis- j
ional President Huerta is regarded |
by constitutional representatives here
as an act of intimidation deliberately I
planned by Huerta to Influence other j
members of the Mexican congress. (
which convenes next month and :
which is likely to have before it im-
portant questions of policy.
Rendon is reported to have been i
one of Mexico's most popular depu-
ties, a Madero adherent and well i
liked by Americans in .Mexico.
HAS A NEW INSURANCE ROW
Accident Companies Threaten to With-
draw From Missouri Because,
of Stringent Laws.
St. Louis, Mo.—As a sequel to the
mysterious deatli of I F. Lucas, a
grain broker, on a St. Louis & San
HYancisco train near Valley Park,
Mo., agents of several accident insur-
ance companies here have threatened
their companies would withdraw from
Missouri because of the severity of
the state s life insurance laws.
The statute to which they object
compels the payment of policies in
suicide cases except when fraud in
taking out the policy is proved.
THE GRADE CROSSING AGAIN
Monon Passenger Train Hit Motor
Car, Killing Six and Injuring
Chicago, 111.—Six persons were killed
and three injured when a Monon pas-
senger train, the Hoosier Limited,
struck a motor car between Cedar
I^ake and St. Johns, lnd. All the dead
and injured were occupants of the
motor car and were crossing the track
at a grade crossing twelve miles south
of Hammond, hid. The train was
thirty minutes late and wa.i going at
a high speed. The train was stopped
and the dead and injured taken to
• d [Ms i V-.
il ' MB
Many ;i man
to tK up your
of the record-
h>si honor mak
in to think
I about it
Representing the New York assembly in the
headed by Majority Leader Levy. From left to
of the Bronx, Aaron J. Levy, Abraham (*re< nbj
den of Westchester. Theo. H. Ward of N
!i. now stands
f Ononda ea an
SEND TROOPS TO M. XICO
•COTTON FUTURES' GAMBLING
Proposition to Place Tax of Fifty
Cents Per Bale Would Be of Big
Benefit to South.
■ "I have wondered that some one has
not taken up the cudgel In support of
! lit' tax on cotton futures, as incorpor-
ated in the Underwood-Simmons bill
1 now before the senate, said a formed
i cotton merchant to a Birmingham
Age-Herald representative the other
day, "and the more so. since the press
dispatches stated that merchants and
business nu n of Alabama are protest-
i ing agaiust it to the Alabama sena-
ow the nanu s of those op-
mucli needed curbing of
ly gambling feature of the
Hess. Time was, perhaps,
emauds of the cotton trade
future market to protect
but the cotton gamblers
have long since eliminated
ale features of buying cot-
| ion futures to get spinnable cotton.
! To prove this, there lias been a wide
| difference in tho price of say, May or
| .Iune contracts, on the boards of the
, New York cotton exchange, and spot
suit ol a
A HEARTY RESPONSE IN MISSOURI
TO GOVERNOR MAJORS'
A Resolution Offered by Senator Pen-
rose Requires Army to Protect
G3JECI LESSON TO NaIIGN
A Quarter Million Men Made
Hundred Miles of New Roads in
the Two Days—Kansas Gov-
Jefferson City, Mo.—-Based o
grants received from counties
tered in every portion of the
W ah inton.—A merican t r<
police duty in Mexico for ;n
of American lives and propc
an emergency appropriation
million dollars to be expend!
the direction of the President
J purpose, were proposed in a t
| tion by Senator Penrose. II
Four ; n°t ask the Senate to pass his
i t ton i
MAY RECONSIDER THE
) STATES PROPOSALS
PEACE IN MEXICO.
lution and it went over.
A concerted effort, on the part of
Republicans and Democrats ti) sup-
! port President Wilson in his Mexican
tele- 1 policy and to carry to the world the
scat | definite idea that Hie President has
state, | the full support of the American peo-
Major said that one quarter ;
ould be a conservative es-
the number of men who
upon the roads and highways<
answer to his procla- j
The governor estimates that the
value of the work that was done will
be at least one and a half million
"Missouri's two good road days
have been a success exceeding even
our anticipations," Governor Major
said. "From the telegrams 1 have re-
ceived one-quarter million will be a
conservative estimate of the number
who turned out to work on the roads
of the state the first day. That num-
ber was increased the second day.
judging from the telegrams and tele-
phone messages received.
"The value or the labor alone in
the two days will be $1,000,000. More
than $200,000 has been raised in the
various counties and cities of Missouri
and spent for material and road sup-
plies. Thousands of teams have been
worked Tons of cement have been
put into bridges and culverts. This
will add another half million dollars
to the total amount of improvement
that has been done and will be done
on the two road days. And that is
putting it small.
"Missouri has shown the Nation an
object lesson in road building. At
least 400 miles of new road have been
built. Repairs have been made upon
hundreds of other miles of our high-
ways. llills have been dynamited off
the entire state over."
Governor Major received "returns"
from road day at the executive man-
sion, where lie was entertaining Gov-
ernor Hodges and Mrs. Hodges of
Kansas. It was just like an election
night—only it is douotful if ever any
bulletins were watched with closer
interest than this road bulletin.
pie at once became apparent.
CHICAGO HAS A WIND STORM
A Circus Tent Was Blown Down Dur-
ing a Performance and One
Chicago, 111—A severe electrical
storm, accompanied by high wind and
hail, marked a path across the south
part of Chicago. One man was killed
and several were injured. Houses
were burned and trees swept down.
A circus tent crowded with women
and children was flattened. The pat-
rons fled in a panic. Women were
separated from their babies and sev-
eral fainted. Men cut holes in the
tent with knives and the audience was
liberated through the improvised
exits. A gospel tent also was blown
WILSON'S BESS4GE DELAYED
President to Withhold Communication
to Congress to Give the Mexican
Government Time for
The Huerta ad
■ in Mexico and
Washington, D. ('.
ministration in Mexic
its rejection of the
posals to restore pea
arrange a new basis
with the United States.
Strong intimations to this effect
reached official Washington along
with the information that the linan
cial condition of the Huerta adminis-
tration was such that a crisis was
Should the Huerta government de-
cide to enter into a new basis of dis-
cussion, withdrawing its contentions
as expressed in the Huerta note re-
plying to the proposals communicated
bv Mr. Lind, President Wilson in all
probability will not read his message
to both houses of congress as he in-
The President made no effort to
prevent the house from adjourning
until Tuesday It had been supposed
that he would read the message Mon-
day and would ask the leaders in con-
gress to arrange a joint session. Fail-
ure to send any word to the leaders
was interpreted in official circles as
I meaning that the United States had
Letter From Secretary Bryan De- i practically given the Huerta govern-
the uninformed this may
nigh a contradiction, but
i it is a fact, it is the re-
itt'iu, now well established,
of discouraging the taking of actual
! cotton by spinners and exporters on
i contract, by the custom of tendering
: undesirable cotton when the buyer
| has the nerve to accept tender on
f the month he has pur*
ane cotton. Then, too,
erage cotton gambler doesn't
jtton; he is betting which way
jket will go. if he is a bull
southern cotton gamblers are
ho gambles his margin that cot-
II go higher than the price at
lie brings, and murk you, he
buying Juno contracts inJan-
, and it may be that he will real-
| ize the next day on an advance of
say Uu points, or one dollar per bale
^ profit, lit* is like the gambler tin the
candy wheels, who doesn't want
; candy, but cashes in his winnings. A
i cotton gambler, in Selma doesn i want
j cotton in New York, he wants money
j only. Now it only requires co-opera-
tion. as in wire tapping,' to make a
market that will sweep thousands of
little, and even big gamblers, off the
boards—that is, close them out and
take their margins. Just as in a shell
| game, when 'the easy mark don t
| gut&s right.
When 1 see the statement that iner-
appear to think when
new idea to them that
to knock the founda-
iin under them.
mer can keep a variety
nflic ieiit to produce
and bring in a bit of
month in the year.
the point of your plow so that
it bring up an inch or two of soil that
has not been cropped to death. It will
add greatly to your < rope, and do it
There is a chance for us all to be
better farmers than we are. The need
is great, and the road is not blocked
with traffic. It does not as a rule go
It's a poor farm that doesn't have
some livestock i mean some more
than a cow and a pair of horses. Yet
how many farms of this kind we can
see on a day's ride on a train.
Every acre of land that does not
produce a crop it* a burden to its own-
er. It costs money to let land lie idle,
and it is just as inueli of a mistake as j ,.|lalltB .U1(j business nu n are opposing
idleness in a healthy man is a crime. ; lttxlug nlu colton gambling game, 1 re-
sume of iiH lei mighty «ood oppor- , l)lat lll(, vojC(. uf the express and
tunities no by, waiting for inspiration, j raii,.oa(j companies was heard against
or the physchologieal moment, all the
time forgetting that idleness never in
HE SAVED THE MONEY BILL
feated Amendments Proposed
Washington, I) C.—Supporters of
the administration Currency Hill
scored an important victory in the
house Democratic caucus when they
brought to their aid an unqualified in-
dorsement of the measure from Sec-
retary Bryan and defeated proposed |
"insurgent" amendments that would
have prohibited interlocking director-
| ates in national or state banks incor-
porated under the proposed new law.
Shot a !<an., Farmer.
Hiawatha, Kan.—Eiuest Bryant, the
19-year-old son of R. F. Bryant, who
lives five miles east of Hiawatha, shot
and wounded Louis Sands at Robin-
son. Sands is about 19 years old ami
a son of T. J. Sands, a widely known
farmer and stock raiser, who lives
HENS0N LEAPS FROM TRAIN
The Alleged Kansas Cattle "Rustler"
Made His Escape While Being
Taken to Garden City.
Mrs. Owen Wister Dead.
Saunderstown, R. I.—Mrs. Owen
Wister, wife of the novelist, is dead
at her summer home here from heart
Garden City, Kan.—C. C. Henson.
charged with stealing cattle, who was
found at Grand Forks, N. I)., while
being returned to Garden City in
charge of Deputy Sheriff Reeves, es-
caped from a train. Reeves, wearied
with a vigil of three nights, slept.
His prisoner taking "advantage leaped
from the train at Offerle. Four autos
bearing Girden City men left in
search of the fugitive. Feeling against j train met in head-on collision at the
Henson is high. I of Dock street In St Ixjuis.
The motor boat bandit Is the lates-t,
according to the police of the Chi-
cago suburb of Windsor Park, which |
fronts on Lake Michigan.
His attempt to repair a leaking gas
pipe caused the death of Otto E. S.
Hemminghoeser, probably fatal in-
juries to his wife and almost the com-
plete destruction of their home at St.
The first test of the constitutional-
ity of tl\e California alien land law-
will be begun at Los Angeles within
the next few days by H. Tanigachi, a
wealthy Japanese, according to his at-
torney, 11. A Chamberlln.
Bight persons were injured, several
of them perhaps fatally, when a Mis-
souri, Kansas & Texas passenger
train from Sedalia and a local freight
ment until Tuesday to make up its
mind finally as to what it would do.
It is positively reiterated that the
t'nlted States will continue to insist
on the resignation of Provisional
President Huerta or an announce-
ment of his intention to do so. as well
as his elimination from the presiden-
tial race in the subsequent election.
Raps Wilson Mexican Plan.
London, Eng.—The Saturday lie-
view, in a leading article, savagely
attacks President Wilson s Mexican
policy. It says President Wilson "Cn-
consciously is playing the game of
those in the United States who want
control of Mexican politics in order
to fill their own pockets '
A RECORD IN EXPORT TRADE
spired anybody to do anything.—C.
Never buy a "cheap" machine. Qual-
ity is the first thing to be considered,
because it is a frightful waste of
money to put it into poorly built ma-
chinery, which has to stand the heavy
wear and tear of farm work.
We have found it always pays to
buy machinee of standard make, and
manufactured by a firm that always
keep extra parts for repairs. Buying
an odd machine sometimes causes ex-
pensive delay, because the parts are
interchangeable, or cannot be easily
had in a moment of emergency.
A great deal of butter that sells for
30 cents per pound, and the other
kind that sells for 25 cents per pound
is raised on the same land with only a
rail fence between. The difference
lies entirely in the brains of the men
who produce it, and the man who puts
it on the big markets.
the parcel post in quite the same
way. Well, we have the parcel pust
notwithstanding, and who will say it
is not the greatest innovation of prac-
tical benefit since rural free delivery
was instituted as a part of our mail
"The proposition to tax cotton fu-
ture gambling 5U cents per bale, with
a rebate where there is a legitimate
delivery at the time of the maturing
of the contract, will be of lasting bene
fit to the south; it will keep millioua
of dollars in the country that has
produced it; it will also put out of
business the flim-flamming of 'wash
males'—saleB made by two New York
manipulators to make a fake market,
thereby getting the margins of big
and little cotton future gamblers."
Department of Commerce Says That
July Business Was Best in His-
tory of the Nation.
Washington.—As an international
department store the United States
is rapidly becoming the shopping cen-
ter of the world, for in July the busi-
ness done with other nations exceed
ed all records for any single month
in the history of the Nation. The De-
partment of Commerce, in a statement
just made public, added satisfaction
in the showing, because this record
was established in spite of the fact
that the imports fell below those of
July, 11)12. The balance of trade
was all in favor of American manu
facturers and producers.
Dairy Cows In Demand.
The demand this year for Rood dairy
cows 1b marked. Buyers are having
trouble to secure the kinds of animals
they desire. Indeed, in some sections
there are several buyers for every de-
sirable cow. Hence prices are pretty
stiff and are likely to continue so.
UPLIFT IN COTTON HANDLING
Often Left Exposed to Be Damaged b/
Rain and Infiltrated by Mud—Also
It is notorious that cotton has been
the most slovenly handled of all of
the agricultural products of the
United States. The farmers often
leave it exposed to be damaged by
rain and inBltrated by mud. Even
when offered for shipment it Is some-
times in this condition. All too fre-
quently so loosely baled and inade-
quately baled. It has been said that
upon receipt at foreign ports bales
of cotton look more like rag bags.
For many yeare the railways have
sought to have the cotton shippers
xerciso greater care, but the rail-
ways of this country have no such
autocratic power as those of Ger-
many. where no shipment is accepted
unless it is packed and marketed in
accordance with rigid specifications.
Government experts have estimated
that of the cotton crop of the United
States there is between the gin and
the spinner a wastage and damage
amounting to $50,000,000 per annum.
Cause of High Prices.
Unfortunately, when prices ot live-
stock rule high, as was the case in
1910, there is a natural tendency for
farmers to rush everything salable
to market, Including Immature ani-
mals and, worst of all, breeding ani-
mals. This inevitably brings about
a future shortage and bo the country
suffers from alternate periods of com-
parative and real stringency, while
producers often Iobb heavily through
the instability of price*.
The Japanese several years ago
ruled that they would not accept cot-
ton that was not clean, securely
packed and plainly marketed. They
get what they want. The possibility
of losing the custom of a nation makes
a difference. The Transatlanitc lines
who in recent years have been mulct-
ed in heavy damages because of the
poor condition in which cotton has
been delivered to foreign consignees
have taken action that will re enforce
the efforts of the railroads From
September 1, 1912, to March 31, 1913.
on the average one bale of cotton out
of every six offered at the South Atlan-
tic and Gulf ports was condemned;
one bale out of every ten was Improp-
erly marked. Beginning with July 1,
1913, their requiremeits will be mors
rigid; higher charges will be exacted
for cotton loosely baled.
The railways in the cotton growing
regions are therefore redoubling their
efforts with cotton compressors, cotton
ginners and shippers. When those
concerned in cotton growing and ship-
ping find that shiftlessness reacts
upon their pocketbooks it is probabls
that a better order of things will com®
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