The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 170, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 20, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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The Ardmoreke Is the Only Newspaper in Southern Oklahoma Receiving the Associated Press News Service
Clothing French dry cleaned
and steam pressed. Only
French dry cleaners In tlty.
Phone 498 Bine.
Our foundry is In operation and
Wf are milking fine castings of all
kin Is. we have a lew liltch weights
In stork to move imlrk.
Jones-Everett Machine Co.
ARDMORE OKLAHOMA THURSDAY EVENING APRIL 20 1911
NEW SENATOR FROM CALIFOR-
NIA FRIEND TO INITIATIVE
STATE ENTITLED TO STATEHOOD
Works Tells Senate That People of
Arizona Have a Right to Decide
For Them8elves What Form of
Republican Government They Want
Washington April 20. Arizona's
right to Btatehood under the consti-
tution which It lias presented found
a strong advocate on the floor of
the United States Senate today In
the ierson of Senator Works Cali-
fornia's new member of the upper
lionse of congress. In defending the-
Arizona constitution he took occa-
sion to warn the republican party
that unless It should heed the de-
mand made upon it for an endorse-
ment of the Initiative referendum
and recall "earnestly demanded by
an overwhelming majority of our
people of all iiolitical .arties" the
party would go down "to defeat and
final destruction and oblivion."
The real objection to the consti-
tution he declared was "one jihase
of the struggle .that has been going
on in this country between the com-
mon people end the privileged self-
seeking interests affecting the right
to govern the nation the state and
the municipalities." The Initiative
referendum and recall provided for
In the Arizona constitution and al
ready in force. in some states of the
union was one method the people
were taking he asserted of trying to
blot out corruption in politics. With
the exception of recall of judges he
said he was heartily in favor of this
way of getting rid of incompetent
or corrupt Tiibllc servants.
The senator touched on the Lori-
mer case In connection with h's .plea
for honest politics. Senator Works
was named in the resolution Intro-
duced at the present session hy Sen-
ator LaPoIlette calling for another
investigation of the Lorlmer case as
chairman of the committee of inves-
tigation. "This -widespread uprising against
the corruption that if persisted in
must eventually overthrow our rep-
resentative form of government" he
Bald "is founded upon the most
convincing evidence that corrptlon
is eating at the very vitals of the
republic and threatening' the perpe-
tuity of our free institutions. We
need not go outside of this chamber
to find evidence of this fact. The
pases of the Congressional 'Record
of the past few months will disclose
a condition that has brought the
whole nation to shame. Ht wlas
charged that the ejection of a member
of this "body was w urn red by cor-
rupt practice and the bribery of
votes in the legislature. I need not
enter upon a discussion of the evi-
dence in that case. It is enough to
say that It was clearly and suffi-
ciently shown that corrupt practices
had been resorted to in the election
and that some votes had 'been pur-
chased. "I have cited the case" the sena-
tor continued "to show why the peo-
ple of this country may Justly claim
a larger share In the election of
their officers and the control of leg-
islation. It is one out of hundreds
of cases where corrupt and illegal
influences have been .brought to bear
to control elections and the enact-
ment of legislation detrimental to the
public at large.
"Is there no way." he asked "by
which such evil influences may be
met and overcome? Some senators
her; seem to think not. When the
pecple attempt to limit the power
of their representatives and assume
some of that power themselves by
ignoring the unfaithful representative
and act:ng direct'y at the polls or
by recalling him and substituting
an honest and faithful representative
in his place the cry fs raised that
this effort to control their own rep-
resentatives and their own govern-
ment is a violation of the constitu-
tion of the United States and an en-
croachment upon the principles of
o Tur representative form of govern
That is the Issue which confronts
day. The proposed constitution
"C ona provides for the initiative
rei udum and recall. Objection is
made to tne admission of this ter
ritory as a state on this ground
and this alone."
Senator Works then attempted to
prove hy reference from supreme
court decisions and other legal and
political opinions that the people
of Arizona have a right to' decide
for themselves what form of a re
pubican government they will live
under so long as It does not. conflict
in any way with the constitution of
the United States or the principles
of the Declaration of Independence
As "republican form of government"
Is not defined .by the constitution
he declared that It must hp assumed
that the iihrase was used in the
"generally accepted sense Is there Is
any." H. then sought to prove his
contention that under a "republican
form of government" as provided
for in the constitution "the power
to govern exists In the people."
He declared that while he was in
favor of the direct election reforms
which Arizona wanted he did not be-
lieve In a pure democracy which
would be "too weuk and unstable
to meet the demands of a nation
like our own. nut. surely there is s
happy medium a middle ground be-
tween the unwarranted and corrupt
power now exercised by our repre-
sentatives and a system which would
destroy this system and establish in
Us place a pure democracy.
Senator Works expressed the hope
that If Arizona were now refused
admission the .people there ".would
stand on their manhood and stay
outside until the politics of this
country is .purified regenerated and
elevated so that their progressive
and enlightened constitution will be
their sure passport to statehood."
IN MOROCCO LIKELY
FRANCE LIKELY TO SEND AN
ARMY TO CATES FEZ NO DE-
CISION REACHED YET.
Paris April 20. The situation in
I.Morocco resulting from the rebellion
against Sultan .Mulai Hafid has led
to talk of French Intervention by
sending an army to Cates Fez. The
'French government however has
not reached a decision of this na-
ture. One of your greatest faults proba-
bly Is that without thinking much
about It you bore people.
VOTE ON INITIATIVE
QUESTION OF AMENDING ILLI-
NOIS CONSTITUTION GOES TO
Springfield 111. April 20. A reso-
lution providing for an initiative and
referendum amendment to the state
constitution to be submitted to pop-
ular vote unanimously passed the
DISCUSS TRUST LAWS.
Dozen States Represented at Meeting
in New York Tomorrow.
New York April 20. A committee
of twenty-six representing a dozen
states with Seth Low president of
the National Civic Federation as
chairman will meet here tomorrow to-
consider a measure for uniform legis-
lation as to combinations and trusts.
Prc.posed amendments or substitutes
to the Sherman anti trust law will
probably be considered.
The National Civic Federation also
has under consideration a workmen's
compensation bill which has aH the
best features of the "Wainwright com-
pulsory compensation act recently
declared unconstitutional by the New
York court of appeals. This .bill ha3
already been introduced in the legis-
latures of several states by the state
councils of the federation.
TRY THE WIRELESS OFFICIALS.
Fraud Charge Against Officers of
United Wireless Company
New York April 20. In the United
States circuit court today Colonel
Christopher Columbus Wilson presl
dent and other officials of the
United Wireless Telegraph company
appeared to answer to the indict-
ments returned against them for al-
leged misuse of the mails in a plan
to defraud. The charges grew out of
the sale of great quantities of slot
in the company.
Colon! Wilson ie confident that
he will be acquitted. Shortly after
his indictment last August he married
his S-year-old stenographer. Colonel
Wilson is C4. He has licen held un
der $2501)0 ball 'lending trial.
CARNEGIE TRUST DIVIDEND.
Depositors of Defunct Institution Re-
ceive First Dividend.
Xew York April 20. Depositors In
the defunct Carnegie Trust company
today received their first dividend
from the state banking department.
No estimate can yet be made of the
total percentage likely to be recov
ered. Today's distribution was made
from the eale of $430000 worth of
Xew York city bonds and $73000
worth of state highway and canal
bends. It is stated that at least a
million dollars' worth of other secur
ities deposited with the trust com
pany as collateral for loans can be
made to pay if properly managed.
Two Officers Resign.
MeAlester Ok a. April 20. As a
result of the friction between Chief
of Tolice Hefley and Night Chief
George De.Moss and Patrolman Ri'ey
the two latter officers have resigned.
De.Moss was formerly a policeman in
Ardmore later a guard at the state
prison and since night chief of
GETS NEW TRIAL
WOMAN CONVICTED OF KILLING
HUSBAND AT McGREGOR GETS
Austin April 19. The court of
criminal appeals today reversed and
remanded the case of Mrs. Minnie Lee
Streight from Waco In which Mrs.
Streight had 'been given a life sen-
tence in the iienitentiary in connec-
tion with the death of her husband
a former newspaier man at McGreg-
or. The court in an opinion by Judge
Harrer finds several reversible errors.
In the first place it is held that a
change of venue should have been
granted because of the sentiment in
McLennan county. The failure of the
trial judge to hear the application for
habeas corpus applied for when the
case came to trial is also criticised
and it is distinctly held that Mrs.
Streight should have been given an
opportunity of showing whether or
not she was entitled to bail during
the trial of the case. Further atten-
tion is called to the fact that if Mrs.
Streight was really ill she should
have been allowed a continuance.
Charity Horse Show.
New York April 20. With the
pick of eastern stables entered and
some of the loveliest society women
of .New York acting as ushers a
double attraction Is offered by the
socity horse show at Durland's to-
day and tomorrow. The demand for
tickets has been so great that many
have had to bo refused and those
fortunate enough to enter will find
it wise to placate the fair ushers
with liberal 'tips." All the proceeds
including the "tips" wtll go to hos
pitals and sanitariums for tubercular
Colonel Roosevelt Mayor Gaynor
Governor Dix Archbishp Farley Hen
ry Taft C. K. G. Hillings .and Regi
nald Vanderbilt have Interested them-
selves in making the exhibition a
great success. The English o'o play-
ers who will compete with the Amer-
ican team for international honors
next month have entered their mounts
in both the polo pony class an.!
the breeding contest .as have also
their American opponents.
Mrs. E. B. McConnell of Oklahoma
City is in the city visiting the family
of her brother P. L. Martin.
MINISTER DE LA BARRA SAYS
BULLETS WERE FIRED AT MEX-
ICANS FROM THIS SIDE.
DENIED BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
Newsgatherer at Douglas Denies that
Bullets Were Fired into the Mexi
can Federal Army From United
States Custom -House.
Douglas Ariz. April 20. The de
tails of .Minister De Ux liana's re
ply to .President Taft's protest against
firing into Douglas by the .Mexican
troops was made public here today
Senor De La Itarra asserts that
a Mexican federal lieutenant was
wounded by a bullet from the cus
torn house on the American side
and that constantly during the strug
gle bullets came from there.
The Associated Press corresond
ent who w-aa on the ground at the
time said that there was no firing
from the American side of the line
Taft's Demands Ignored.
Washington D. C April 20. Mex-
ico's reply to the demands of Uncle
Sam are far from satisfactory to
the government officials here. The
reply from Mexico City does not
promise that the conditions prevail-
ing along the international lorder
which have resulted In the loss of
American Hives at Douglas will be
corrected Diaz merely stating that
he has repeated to the federal com-
manders the orders rthlch had pre-
viously been .issued by the Mexican
The summary of the reply of Mex-
ico as soon as they reached here
ere conveyed at once to the presi-
dent. Mexican Ambassador Seamaccns
in a statement today says that while
the reply refers to "the lamentable
events on the border" it is unfriend-
ly in form and essence.
Gomez Ready For Conference.
Washington D. C April 20. Dr.
Vasrfiiez Gomez considered the head
agency of the Mexican revolution-
ists here announced today that if
all the preliminary details of the
proiKscd armistice were arranged
satisfactory to both sides he wou'd
start for Jaurez Mexico soon to par-
ticipate in the formal peace confer-
ence planned to follow the armistice.
No Armistice for Madero.
EI Paso Texas April 20. Fran
cisco I. Madero commander in chiei
of the revolutionary forces in Mex-
ico refused absolutely today to grant
the armistice as suggested by Dr.
Gomez at Washington. .He sent word
this afternoon that he would talk
armistice after the .battle at Jaurez
and then only.
"They want the armistice to get up
reinforcements that Is aH" he said.
"We will first fight. My army will
win or first .be whipped at Jaure
before we talk armistice."
This morning (Madero sent an
offioial notice to the consul at Jau-
re that he might attaok Uie city at
any time after midnight tonight.
Taft Against Interference.
Washington D. C April 20. That
President Taft is more determined
than ever that the United States
must not interfere in Mexico le-
came known here this afternoon fol-
lowing a conference between the
president and .Secretary Knox and a
committee form the house of repre-
sentatives. Gomez Pleads With Madero.
Washington D. C April 20. At
2:30 this afternoon. Dr. Gomez sent
an urgent message to General Ma-
dero via El Paso cautioning him
The Weather II
New Orleans la.t April 20.
The weather forecast for Ok-
lahoma for tonight and Fri-
day Is generally fair.
against attacking Jaurez at the pres-
ent moment. Gomez indicated that
with the grave situation in Washing-
ton concerning the Mexican reply
to the American note it was most
necessary to prevent further inter-
Rebels to Attack 'Juarez.
El Paso April Vi.k formal de-
mand was made tonight on General
Juan Navarro for the surrender or
Juarez to the Insiirrecto army of
Francisco I.' Madero Jr. within
twentyfeur hotmrs. The demand
reach :d General Navarro's hea.liiuai
ters while he was inspecting forti
ficatiims for the cityVi defense.
The ahote was confirmed by Gon-
zales Garcia secretary general for
the insiirrecto .. arty who said:
"Vorma! demand of the insiirrectot-
'cr thL surrender of Juarez within
' . en ly .Liir hou:.s has I ecu made on
Jeneial Navairo. commanding th
.i.-i .u.i n a Juarez. The no!
"t '" I'l l'ao by h messen-
ger to United States Connul Ld-
..rd n Juaie.: to be transmitted i
ii.' to Navano. No reply has In ei
Later it was learned that Consul
Kd wards delivered the note in Navar-
ro's headquarters while the latter
was away on a tour of inscction.
At 8 o clock tonight General Na
"I have received no notice askin
ri to surrender." He turned on ii
heel and walked away.
"Hut general the insurroctos' sec-
retary says the ilemnu 1 has betn
made" he was told.
"1 ''nvo received no such notice
he replied again and walked away.
Garzia was still in his office at
8:30 and said he did not think he
would leave tonight for the field to
'Our men are anxious for a fight
and I do not know if we can restrain
them" he declared.
AND CLUB RESORT
FELIX KING WILL OPEN IDEAL
FISHING RESORT IN THE NEAR
Felix King will soon open his new
lake at Plain View farm to the stock-
holders for fishing this is one of
the best little lakes in the section
of the state and Is well stocked with
fish from the government hatcheries.
Plain View lake is situated Just out
side the city limits on Mr. King's
farm and is one of the largest bodies
of water owned by a private citizen
n the state covering over ten acres.
and Is very deep. Nature provided
well for the building of this lake as
the water shed Is slightly rolling
prairie sodded with Bermuda grass
which acts as a filter for the water
during excessive rains and keeps the
lake from becoming muddy: another
portion of the grounds Is covered
with massive trees that afford ideal
shade and will be a favorite rest
The lake has been built and stocked
with fish for over five years and
has been used by Mr. King for his
own private use with due regard to
the growing of the fish his plan is
o restrict the membership to a
limited numlner and select people
who want the 'pleasure of a day's
outing without being compelled to go
to the expense of erecting expensive
club houses where one is entertained
as though they were at a hotel. The
privileges to the lake and the parK
will be to a limited number under a
yearly contiact with a renewal clause
i In each contract.
Double Tragedy at Lufkin.
Lufkin. Texas Ajiril 19. Thad
Chumley shot and killed his divorced
wife at the home of his sisier here
last night alotit 7 o' lock. Four shots
were find into her body which re-
sulted in Instant death then turning
the weajion !ixm himself fired one
shot the bullet entering the left
terni le and causing death Instantly.
Both bodies are being held awaiting
instructions from relatives at Aito.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Cylde Farth
ing a son.
Mend your own faults and the faults
of others will not be so apparent.
Merely Pipe Dream.
Today's Fort Worth lte or.l has
the following regarding the move to
make the Texas Oklahoma League an
outlaw organization: : : :
If the fond and Idle dreams of sev-
eral .ball players who are now oeu-
Honing in Fort Worth could lie real
Ized the territory embraced by the
Texas-OMahoma league would be nlv-
en up and Dallas and Fort Worth
would be annexed. Saturday and Sun-
day baseball would be played in
Fort Worth and Dallas each week
and great would be t ho profits on
paper it is sa'd that Wiiiam Nance
n.is ligured out a way to bring all
this about but whether William was
joking or in earnest when he men-
tioned the Idea Wednesday is yet to
bo learned. There Is a possibility of
such a thing but scant prolmbJIly.
Were Nance or any one else for
that inntter nblo to Induce the mo-
guls of (he Texas'Oklahoma league
to give up the protection that has
been afforded them by organized
baseball. Fort Worth and Dallas
might bo added to that circuit. Un-
der present conditions such a. move
would be Impossible for the Texas
league territorial rights are not to lie
encroached upon. There Is nothing
to prevent an outlaw league playing
bal'i at a rival park however.
There are enough good ball play
ers in Fort Worth at present to niaike
up a (iu'b for another league but
unless these men aro offered great
Inducements it is hardly probable
that they would jeoi'-ardlze their fu
to re careers by tackling any wildcat
Federal Judge III.
Itilsa Okla. April 20 Seized will)
at attack of acute Indigestion whlbi
on the bench yea teirday afternoon
Federal Judge Ralph CnmpMl Is se
verely ill at his room In a hotnl.
Judge Campbell was ill -when his
court opened yesterday morning.
BANK COMMISSIONER OF KAN-
SAS WILL OUST COUNTY
ATTORNEY IF HE FAILS.
Topeka Kan. April 20. Dank Com
missioner Dolley announced today
that if A. E. Jordan county attorney
of Mitchell county does not cause
the arrest of E. F. Ilurns defaulting
cashier of the Home State bank of
Tlirton Kan. the attorney general will
be Instructed to take charge of the
He says that suit will also bo com
menced to oust Jordan from office
for neglect of duty.
WILLIAM DAY READS
ELECTED PRESIDENT OF BIG IN.
SURANCE SOCIETY SUCCEEDING
THE LATE PAUL MORTON.
New York April 20. William A.
Day vice president of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society was todaj
elected president of the society to
fill the vacancy caused by the death
of Paul Morton.
Southern Printers Meet.
Atlanta Ga. April 20. Employing
printers of southern states convened
in Atlanta today for a session of
three days. Publishers and printers
are In attendance from Alabama
Georgia Florida Virginia Louisiana
Tenm-ssee and other states. Promi-
nent members of the United Typo-
thctae of America will deliver ad-
dresses and r?ad iiapers. Methods of
establishing the cost of all varieties
of printing wiil be the principal toi-
ic of discussion.
Mrs. Wood Taylor of Ummvile
Iowa has returned from a visit to
Gainesville and .will spend a few days
Mrs. N. E. Broughton of North
Carolina is visiting her sister Mr3.
P. I Martin and Kev. Harkins of
GENERAL DEBATE ON THE BILL
IS STILL IN PROGRESS IN THE
As Soon as Consideration of the Bill
is Reached Many Amendments Will
Be Offered Stiff Fight Ahead Be-
fore Bill i Brought to a Vote.
Washington I). C April 20. With
the general debate still under way
and with a scoro or more of amend-
ments ready to bo offered as soon as
the message reaches consideration
under the fivo minute rule it was
apparent today that the democratic
houso organization had a stiff fight
ahead 'before the reciprocity bill could
be brought to a vote.
EIGHT DROWNED AT SEA.
Portuguese Malt Steamer Strikes or
Rock Yawls Are Capsized.
Cae Town South Africa April 19.
The Portuguese mail steamer Lusl-
tanla Is piled up on Bellows Rock
two miles southwest of Oape of Good
Eight persons were drowned during
the transfer of the 800 passengers
and crew from the wreck to the Brit
Ish warship Forte and a government
tug. Those lost -were four men two
women and two children occupants
of two small boats which capsized.
Their companions .were rescued.
Ifer 800 passengers and crew were
taken off this morning hy the British
warship Forte and a government tug.
The Lusllatvia was bound from Moz-
ambique to Ll.-flxm when Bhe struck
on the rock. There is no hope of
saving the vessel1.
Charles Ogden Dead.
San Antonio April 19. Charles W.
Ogden prominent republican dropped
dead this afternoon at his home here.
He was candidate for state attorney
gf iieral on the republican ticket last
November and for lieutenant gov
ernor two years ago.
Bush Heads Iron Mountain
New York X. lY. April 20. B. F.
Bush was today elected president of
the St. luis Iron Mountain &
Southern railway which is a subsid
iary of the Missouri Pacific.
If a woman actually marries her
Ideal he Is apt to outgrow It.
C. P. HALL
New and second band goods
bought sold repaired rented
and exchanged. Call for tickets
15.00 worth gets you a hand-
some piece of premium china-
ware. Cash or collections.
Are You One
Of our satisfied customers who
find it so convenient to buy
Meats and Groceries
from the same store? If not
give us a trial. We can please
KING & GILLIAM
Successors to W. A. Gilliam
We are now devoting our
exclusive attention and
skill to doing TIN WORK
and can give every order
prompt and careful atten-
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