The Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 59, Ed. 1 Tuesday, November 23, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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ENID DAILY EAGLE TI KSDAY, NOYKMIIEK 210OI).
THE ENID DAILY EAGLE
Published every evening except Sun-
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•9; editorial and news departments,
DEA IDIOM >'S DEATH.
The death of Congressman Dear-
more of Missouri today, in a ttre
which destroyed his home and prob-
ably incinerated him. removes from
national life a figure which has been
prominent many years. He was an
able man and in many ways admired
by his constituents in Missouiri. The
manner in which he came to his
death is terribly shocking and will
be remembered with sorrow by his
most bitter partisan enemy. The
forthcoming session of congress will
greatly miss the noted Mlssourian.
THE ADYKNT1MT COLLEGE.
The Eagle believes that it Is pos-
sible to get the Advent 1st college for
Kansas and Oklahoma located in this
city and is glad to note that the
Chamber of Commerce Is losing no
time In going after this institution.
However, the fact is patent that those
who own real estate in the vicinity
where the college is to be located
should do whatever giving is to done
to get the institution here because
they will be the ones very largely
benefitted. This school will add
many thousands of dollars to land
within one to three miles of the site
selected and the men who get this
increased value should be willing to
do whatever is necessary to get the
college, as long as no unreasonable
demands are made.
When the Christian University was
located there were scores of men who
put up what for them were large
sums of money to secure this college
out of their loyalty to Enid and their
desire to see it develop and who had
no hope or chance of reaping any
direct benefit from the choosing of
the site where it was selected. To
them is due great credit, greater than
to those who may have contributed
more liberally but who reaped in in-
creased profits, ten. twenty or per-
haps fifty times what they gave
It is always a hard task to distri-
bute the burdens in these affairs
where they should be placed, but in
I he case of the Advent 1st college
there Is no occasion for asking the
city as a whole for anything and
probably the city will not be asked.
In the latter case those who get the
school should be given the credit.
PL* Can Eat Pie Now.
A lady recently visited a friend in
Keene, N. H., whose husband was very
delicate, and yet she noticed that he
could cat all the pie he wanted. She
began to wonder how it was that he
could do it, when she had to give up this
delicacy because of disagreeable after
effects. She writes as follows:
"I found it was because the pies wero
made with Cottolene; and as 1 am a
great lover of pie, I began using Cot-
tolene. and have never had a bit of
lard in the house since that time. I
now enjoy my pie, aa It does not give
heart-bum as formerly."
Cottolene makes crisp, flaky, "di-
gestible" pie-crust, that tastes good, and
does good—lard docs you harm.
IIKLI* FOK THK :., O. «V. M.
♦ Ion and to assist in bringing about
ill" .-evolution as rapidly as possible,
for it will be very slow at best. In
leading the way Mr. Watterson has |
shown himself worthy of the high !
honor he enjoys at the head of his |
The Poet Philosopher.
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AUK OF INVENTION.
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ITS NATURAL COLOR.
There's no excuie (or ucnghtly gray or
laded hair. It make* you look old when
you're not— it'* unsightly and embarrassing.
Hay's Hair Health will bring back the natu-
ral color and beauty, and make your hair
bright, luxuriant and full of youthful vitality
Stop* dandruff and falling out. Purely vege-
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Send 2c for free book "The Care of the Hair."
Plulo Hay Spec. Co., Newark, N. J, U.S.A.
So.ld by Evans Drug Co., OUUspie
Drug Co., and Corry Pharmacy.
That the country west jf Enid
which will be so greatly benefitted
by the new railroad that is to be
built through it is willing to do its
share toward the construction of the
line has been shown in many ways,
especially in the number and charac-
ter of the delegations which have
recently visited Enid and the pledges
they have voluntarily made. This
is an excellent spirit to manifest and
Is most encourtglng to the Enid men
on whom has frllen the task of see-
ing that this line is b\iilt. Probably
those who offer these encourage-
ments do not know how much they
are really helping the cause.
Most gratifying Indeed it is also
to see the press of northwestern Ok-
lahoma lining up with this city and
hacking Enid's efforts to build the
new line. A score of papers coming
to The Eagle's desk show that the
editors In the live country towns
along the proposed route are not
asleep but are determined to do their
part. They can do much and are al-
ready doing much for the Interests
of their community and for the ad-
vancement of the general cause. Typ-
ical of the efforts of these editors to
do their share and to join with this
city in the big undertaking is the
following from the Woodward Bulle-
tin's latest issue
"The Enid people are so sure that
this road will be built that the Com-
mercial club has appointed a commit-
tee of the most prominent men to
work for Enid, and numerous towns
west are busy. Enid is almost due
east of Woodward and Ochiltree
nearly west. The road would go out
of the way if it misses Woodward,
but it will take especial pains to miss
this city unless sufficient Induce-
ments are offered to bring it here."
It is to be hoped that other editors
In the rich agricultural country which
the new road will travel will do as
this Woodward editor has done, for
by thus eo-operating they can contri-
bute much to the progress of the new
road and to advancement, therefor,
of their own Interests. Building the
E. O. &W.. is a big task and Enid
needs all the help the city can get.
Enid Is also entitled to that help,
a fact which the people living west
of here appear to realize.
\ CALL TO THE PKKSS.
The words of Henry Watterson,
dean of American newspaper men,
uttered at a banquet at Washington
last week just after his return from
Europe, may contain nothing new in
the clamor for a cleaner and more
exalted standard of what the news-
paper of today should contain, but
coining from the source they do they
are bound to carry great weight and
should be heeded by every editor in
the country who is trying to do his
work honestly for the best Interests
of all mankind.
Mr. Watterson, In urging purifica-
tion of the press, said:
"Pretending to be the especial de-
fenders of liberty we are becoming
the invaders of private right. No
household seems any longer safe
against Intrusion. As surely as this
be not checked we shall grow to be
the objects of fear and hatred Instead
of trust and respect.
"Some one ought to organize an
Intelligent and definite movement
I toward the bettering of that which
has reached alarming proportions.
"1 say this In your interest as well
as the interest of the public and the
profession, for I am sure that you
are gentlemen and want to be con-
sidered so. whereas the work you
are often set to do is often the re-
verse of gentlemanly.
"It subjects you to aversion and
contempt—brings you and a high
and mighty calling into disrepute—
• by confusing the purpose and func-
tions of the newspaper with those of
I the police and the scavenger.
"1 have been proud of that calling
all my life and when 1 go to my ac-
count 1 want to see a clean and hon-
ored flag flying from the masthead.''
No newspaper has a light to pub-
lish an article which is not fit for
every member of the family to read.
A story that will suggest evil to the
mind of a boy or girl, a man or wo-
man, is unfit for the columns of any
paper, and the time is certain to
come when it will no more be toler-
ated there than the hectic dime novel
would be tolerated as a text book In
literature in the public schools to-
day Self-preservation detnan.ls this
reform in newspaper work. It is tho
plnin duty of every editor to lend his
energies and his brains in that dlrec-
No wonder that ones spirit
freezes! They're always find-
ing new diseases to rob us of
our breath; each day the sci-
entists affright us with some-
thing new that ends with
"ills," and scares us half to
death. In olden times th<*
ills were simple; they ranged
from jaundice to a pimple;
and simple was the dope; the
doctor came, as smooth as
satin, and spoke some words
in bughouse Latin, and bade
us keep up hope. He'd prop
us up and mildly Jolt us by
putting on a linseed poultice,
or he would feed us pills; and
then he'd soak us for a dol-
lar, which maddened us until
we'd holler, and thus forget
our ills. In those old days,
in mem'ry cherished, we sel-
dom of a sickness perished;
we'd live till bent and gray;
as old, old men we'd drool
and drivel, until like Autumn
leaves we'd shrivel, and like
them blow away. But now,
when we are feeling dizzy,
the learned physicians all get
busy, and stand around our
bunk, and feel our pulse, and
prod and smite us, and say
we have some blamed old
"itIs;" all Itises are punk.
Then one of them his weapon
greases, and saws us into
three-Inch pieces, regardless
of our squeals; he takes us
all apart, and pokes us, and
sews us up again, and soaks
us for seven hundred wheels.
Copyright 1909, by George
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or swollen eyelids, worn-out, sick
feeling and other symptoms of slug-
gish, in active kidneys disappear.
Uncontrollable, smarting, frequent
urination (especially at night) and
all bladder misery ends.
Feeling miserable and worried is
needless, because this unusual prep-
aration goes at once to the disorder-
ed kidneys, bladder and urinary sys-
tem and distributes its healing,
cleansing and vitalizing influence di-
rectly upon the organs and glands
affected, and completes the cure be-
fore you realize it.
The moment you suspect any kid-
ney or urinary disorder or feel rheu-
matism pains, begin taking this
harmless medicine, with the knowl-
edge that there is no other remedy
at any price, made anywhere else in
the world, which will effect so thor-
ough and prompt a cure as a fifty-
cent treatment of Pape's Diuretic,
which any druggist can supply.
Your physician, pharmacist, bank-
er or any mercantile agency will tell
you that Pape, Thompson & IJape. of
Cincinnati, Is a large and responsible
medicine concern, thoroughly worthy
of your confidence.
Only curative results can come
from taking Pape's Diuretic, and a
few days' treatment means dean, ac-
tive, healthy kidneys, bladder and
urinary organs-—and no backache.
II: DAMP III'HNS MINII
oal Mine In Ohio Explode
Results Fatal to Si\.
Martin's Ferry. O.. Nov. 23.—A
few minutes before the night shift
had entered the Florence mine for
the Youghiogheny & Ohio Coal com-
pany, near here last night, fire damp
exploded with terrific force, burning
six miners who were in advance of
the main force. hTe men were res-
cued by comrades, but all probably
will die. The mine was badly dam-
Ilassford lK nles Itumor.
Tulsa., Ok.. Nov. 23—Homer Bass-
ford, editor of the St. Louis Times,
denies in a letter to a Tulsa news-
paper man that he contemplates
moving to Oklahoma. He says %there
Is no truth in the statement that he
is going to edit the new morning pa-
per to be started soon at El Keno.
rAPUDIXE lor " THAT IE 11 AO AC IIK."*
Out lust night? Iloailacho and nervous ti>;s
moraine# 11 irks Capudlno Just th«* ttilnic V) til
«'u for business. Clears the nea«.4 -Urucea ti*
•cnik. Try It. At dmtf stores.
Widespread Interest in Who Shall
Succeed Peckham on Supreme
Bench, Democrats Insist-
ing on Having Kep-
Washington, Nov. 23.—The con-
fident prediction is made that in the
course of a few years the govern-
ment will be in possession of com-
plete and accurate data bearing on
the tariff question. When the
Payne revision was being made there
was general criticism to the effect
that congress was groping in the
dark and that intelligent revision
was impossible without information
bearing on the cost of production
here and abroad. President Taft
frankly said that he was in favor of
a tariff commission. In terms the
Payne law did not provide for the
creation of such a commission, but
under the authority granted the
president In the maximum and mini-
mum section of the law he has
brought into life a tariff board which
eventually will do the work of a
For the next few months this
board will be engaged in the task of
gathering data bearing on trade dis-
criminations against the United
States. When this work is complet-
ed President Taft will set the board
to work investigating all phases of
the tariff question. He made this
clear in his first conference with the
tariff board this week. In order to
carry out this program it will be
necessary for congress to make an
additional appropriation. Attorney
General Wlckersham and Secretary
Mac Veagh of the treasury depart-
ment are convinced that the law
gives this board ample power to
make the necessary investigations,
and that at the next revision con-
gress will have before it an array of
facts which will be accurate and ex-
Kivers and Harbors Congress.
The coming convention of the na-
tional rivers and harbors congress
which Is to be held in Washington,
December 8, 9 and 10, will mark
the supreme effort of this organiza-
tion to impress congress with the ne-
cessity of committing itself to a defi-
nite policy for the improvement of
I the internal waterways of the nation.
Four hundred boards of trade and
chambers of commerce, twenty-five
governors of the states, and every
waterway organization in the coun-
try have appointed delegates to this
convention which gives promise of
being the greatest gathering of its
kind ever held in the United States.
The Ohio Improvement association
will send 1000 delegates while the
Great Lakes to the Gulf association
will be represented by 500 enthusias-
tic advocates. President Taft will
deliver the opening address and is
expected to give substantial impetus
to the movement.
Who Will Succeed Peckham.
Who is to be named to succeed
Justice Ruftis Peckham on the
preme bench? Ever since the death
of that eminent jurist this question
has been agitated with varying spec-
ulation. The latest information here
seems to indicate that the president
has made up his mind to appoint a
southern democrat. Although Jus-
tice Peckham was from New York
his place need not necessarily be fill-
ed by a lawyer from that state. In
fact, the New York and New England
judicial circuits are already ably rep-
resented on the nation's highest
court, and it is understood the presi-
dent will turn his eyes elsewhere in
making a selection.
Neither is it certain that the new
appointee will be a democrat, but
strong pressure has been brought to
bear on the president by his southern
friends and it is considered quite
likely that he will yield to their de-
sires. The names most prominently
mentioned are those of Frederick N.
Judson of Missouri and Judge Hor-
ace 11. Lurton of Tennessee. Judge
Lurton is an intimate friend of the
president. He was associated with
Mr. Taft when the latter was a
United States circuit judge and it is
I known that the president has the
highest regard for his legal ability.
Vo Custom* Fraud Investigation.
Experienced members of congress
are opposed to a congressional in-
vestigation of the customs frauds at
I New York. They believe that the
campaign which is now being con-
ducted by Attorney General Wicker-
sham and Secretary Mac Veagh for
the rehabilitation of the customs ser-
vice will develop all abuses and will
result in the summary punishment of
the guilty. Attention is called to the
fact that a congressional investiga-
tion would serve only to befog the
Issue and might seriously hamper the
department of justice in its efforts
to trace crime to those who. by rea-
son of an intrenched system, have
hitherto eluded detection in their
rascality. Conservative senators and
representatives have confidence in
the ability of the administrative of-
ficers of the government to handle
the situation. Their slogan is "The
law is on the track and has the right
of way." They fear that an Investi-
gation by a committee of congress
Hot biscuit, hot breads,
cake—the finest, mosttaste-
ful and healthful-made with
Royal, Impossible without It.
THE ONLY Baking Powder
made from Royal Grape
Cream ol Tartar
to embarrass tho£e in power.
Improving Army Life.
The war department is making an
effort to improve the conditions sur-
rounding enlisted men in the army.
It is believed that if the army life
of the soldiers can be made more
congenial there will be fewer deser-
tions and that better results will be
accomplished. Much is done by the
war department to make things
agreeable for the enlisted men.
Forms of entertainments are provid-
ed and opportunities for promotion
WATER THIEF IN THE
MINE WAS MURDERED?
le of Those Rescued at Cherry
Tells of Attempt of Three Men
to Drink the Water Ap-
portioned the Sick
and How It Was
Cherry, 111., Nov. 23.—"I heard his
deep breathing and his catlike tread
as he crept toward the sick man. I
knew he was after the few drops of
water that meant life to the man,
who could not protect his own water
supply. Then another's tread broke
the stillness and the next moment
the two were locked in an embrace,
which I thought meant death to one
This is a paragrah in the story
of the savage brutality and cunning
employed by one man, aided by two
others, to rob the seventeen other
prisoners in the "black hole" of the
St. Paul mine of the water that kept
the spark of life in their wasted bod-
ies seven days before they were res-
cued. The story is told by Ine An-
ton iese, one of the twenty survivors
of the mine horror. Antoniese is an
educated Italian. The story is back-
ed by statements from W. H. Clelland
and George Eddy, two of the seven
American born miners brought Sat-
urday from the mine. The Italian
and the others have pledged them-
selves to secrecy regarding the names
of the men who practically tried to
murder that they might be sure of
life until the last flickering chance
of rescue was gone. Here is An-
"When we counted noses after the
rush into the gallery drift and had
walled ourselves in where th* flames
could not get at us. we knew at once
that we were facing a situation that
called for all our courage. We were
without food and water. A few of
us had our dinner pails, but there
was not food enough for a day for
two grown men.
"The night of the third day our
sufferings had reached a stage where
we began to fear the approach of
death. Then we began to plan to de-
feat fate. We knew that every crumb
of bread meant an hour of life and
that every hour meant to us a chance
for life. The first thing we did was
to seek water. The St. Paul mine
coal is not gas filled. It is filled
with drops of moisture and every one
of the men in our prison began cut-
ting away the coal from the faces of
the gallery and fashioning small
pools where the water could drip.
"We gathered a little water in this
way and it was given out sparingly.
Each man was allowed a mouthful.
It was pitch dark in the gallery and
every man was put upon his honor
not to do more than moisten his
parched tongue when It came his
turn to go to one of the three little
cups that held the water. One pint
a day was all the water we could
draw out of the black walls of coal.
"Dissensions arose. Some of the
men began to yield to animal desire
and when they were forced away
from the little hollowed out cups, the
others who were to drink found them
empty. There was a quarrel over
this. One man In particular was ac-
cused of taking more than his share.
Then a watch was set, but the water
supply would not reach around. Some
men got water and others went with-
"George Eddy and Dan Walewe-
hak were the first to succub to
weakness. They had been overcome
bv smoke before they got into the
might develop into a political scheme | black hole and were sick. Walewe-
hak is an old man. He had no fear
of death and kept saying, Boys, I
don't think I will ever see God's sun
again, but it is better that I should
go than some of you younger fel-
lows.' We placed him near a little
up we hiid hollowed out and where
. few thimblefuls of water seeped
through every day. We agreed that
this water should be his.
"The suffering became so terrible
that men began to wander in their
minds. My tongue was parched and
thick and black and so swollen that
I could hardly speak. Every man
was in the same fix and their groans
and prayers for mercy and deliver-
ance were mumbled throughout the
long dark hours of the days and
"Walewehak and Eddy lay patient-
ly awaiting death. Finally Walwe-
hak whispered that his cup contain-
ed no water and that some one had
been stealing to the little cup and
draining the few precious drops.
Some one else was crawling toward I him I heard another noise and stop-
the sick man's water hole. Whether . ped to listen. Others heard him, too,
it was a friend of the water thief I jand were advancing. We gave him
did not know and I hesitated an in-1 a bad beating and he resisted, final-
stant trying to discover whether ly drawing a knife. We felled him
there were two of them or whether -1*1- — u~'—
some of the other miners had set out
to catch the thief.
1 had not long to wait. Suddenly
stealing more than his share of wa-
ter. There were at least three. Who
they were we did not know. We had
our suspicions, but we could only
watch and wait. Three of us lay
and watched near old man Walewe-
hak. who lay in a stupor.
"Hunger and weariness closed my
eyes for a moment. The next mo-
ment I awoke with a start. Someone
was creeping toward Walewehak and
his few drops of water. I scarcely
breathed and tried to pierce the
darkness with my eyes. I could see
nothing. Whoever the fellow was
he took good care to make no noise.
I could hear his heavy breathing
clearer than I could hear him creep-
ing on hands and knees across the
gallery floor. The heavy, damp,
stifling air caused him to draw his
breath in deep gasps, but his pro-
gress was slow and steady. I got to
my knees and crawled in the direc-
tion where I thought he was.
"Just as I was crawling toward
with an ax helve and dragged him
into a corner. After that we had no
someone cursed in the darkness and |
I heard Walewehak cry out as if in
pain. The thief had roughly pushed
him aside and had sucked up every
drop of water in the cup. Then
something happened. 1 heard a crash
and the cry of two men who had
suddenly locked in a struggle. The
dirt and slate crumbled beneath their li'ed by Wm. P. Thompson and Pres-
hoavv hnnis nnd thpv torp at pach ton Davis of \ inita, R. B. King and
120 Indictments Dismissed.
Tahlequah, Ok., Nov. 23.—In the
county court here, 120 indictments
against persons charged with violat-
ing the liquor law were dismissed by
W. L. Johns, a special judge appoint-
ed to hear the cases. The indict-
ments were dismissed on a demurrer
heavy boots and they tore at each
The half unconscious and ex-
hausted men lying about began cry-
ing out and hurling questions at each
other. Their numbed brains could
not gather what was happening.
Some were weakly crying and others
were whimpering like children or
cursing. The two men struggled on
the gallery floor and finally the wa-
ter thief broke away and slunk back.
I know who you are and you
shall pay for this, you dog,' said the icounty,
man who had grappled with the wa-
ter thief. Clelland and Walter
Waite took the task of guarding the
water cups of the men who were too
ill to fight for their own.
"Clelland.who had not slept since
entering the walled up gallery, gath-
ered some of his friends around him,
and the hunt for the water thief be-
gan. To our horror it was found
that there was more than one man
J. D. Cox of Tahlequah.
Immediately after the indictments
were dismissed the sheriff rear-
rested nearly all of the defendants
before they got out of the court room
on new informations. It was gener-
ally understood that the indictments
were to be dismissed. They were
returned in the district court and
transferred to the county court, and
the result was very similar to a pro-
ceeding of this character in Craig
Officer Guilty of Killing.
Okmulgee, Ok., Nov. 23.—J. J.
Merrill, former deputy sheriff, was
found guilty of manslaughter in the
district court here and sentenced to
five years in the penitentiary. Mer-
rill shot and killed Cleve Chancy at
a church near Beggs last July while
attempting to place Chancy under ar-
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It will surprise you, can't
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terday. One thousand sold
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