The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 140, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 20, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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ARDMORE OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY EVENING MARCH 20 191:
WiW HELD ON
WIDOW OF REAR ADMIRAL EAT-
ON ARRAIGNED AND COMMIT-
TED TO JAIL.
11 MYSTERIOUS DEATH
Naval Officer Died Suddenly March
Eighth and Was Apparently in Good
Healtn Arsenic Poisoninr ' Alleged
Bingham Mass. March 20.-
Katon widow of Rear Admiral Jos
G. Eaton was arrested today chart.
ed with the murder of her husband. :
Mrs. Eaton was later arraigned be-'
fore Judge Pratt where she pleaded
not guilty and was committed to jail
without bail for further hearing on
Hear Admiral Eaton died suddenly
March S. He was sixty-six years old
but according to friends was in good
health. He was buried with military
The present Mrs. Eaton -was the
admiral's second wife and was for-
merly the wife of D. A. Ainsworth
once a clerk in the United States
senate fjie was forty years old.
District Attorney Baker later
amended the formal statement adding
that the admiral died of arsenical
Final Meeting to Start the -Proposed
A final meeting tft the Retailers'
association will be held at 8 o'clock
tonight in the Commercial club room!)
in the court house. All merchants
are urged to be present without fail
to get the credit bureau 6tarted.
By Order of Committee.
Tishomingo Okla. March 19. Cir-
culars are out from the county su-
perintendent's office announcing the
Johnston county field meet and de-
clamatory contest to be held at the
M.urray state schol on Friday
The meet is divided into two divis-
ions one for the high school hoys an!
one awarded to the school securing
the highest number of points. Tho
girls' jiotato race is an innovation In
the meet which is causing no little
All Rebekahs will please take no-
tice that our lodge has again r;
suiiied meeting every week. Every
Thursday night is now a regular
meeting night. Come out tonight and
see our new drill team at work. Re-
freshments will be served.
MRS. ISALLIE LEE
Santa Fe Station Robbed.
Enid Okla. March 19. During the
absence of the agent two men enter-
ed the Cherokee Okla. iSanta Fe sta-
tion at 7:15 o'clock last night found
the safe unlocked and pried open
the cash drawer. They took $23.
DEMANDS OF AUSTRIA-HUNGARY
UPON MONTENEGRO MAY
Vienna March 20. The Austrian
government brought the Balkan sit-
uation close to a crisis today by mak-
ing several peremptory demands on
The Austrian minister at Cettinje
was instructed to inform the Monte-
negrin government that it must com-
ply with the following demands:
- Free exit from Scutari of all
non-combatants and that violent con-
versions must cease Immediately.
CRISIS NEAR IN
A SLIGHT MISTAKE.
Bishoo Asked for a Drink Porter
Gave Him Whiskey.
'Lawrence Kan. arch 19 A ho
tel porter's mistake In assuming that
a Methodist bishop who complained
of being thirsty wanted khiskey in-
stead of water has started an inves
tigation that probably will lead to the
exposure of persons here engaged In
the illegal salo of Intoxicants.
"I am thirsty; pleaso bring me a
drink" the bishop said to the porter
who showed him to his room in a
local hotel yesterday.
''Certainly sir" replied the porter
Five minutes later he returned and
handed the churchman a bottle of
The incident was reported to the
city and county officials who have
taken steps to learn who supplied the
An Interesting session of the police
court this morning resulted in send-
ng two young tourists who claim the
tire section of northern Oklahoma
their homes to tho citv street
k for five dollars' worth df honest
to. s. .ch. Also one drunk will re
pent to the tune of seven dollars and
fifty cents while a leading business
house was called upon to dig up In
the sum of ten dollars for maintain-
ing a nuisance. No further business
appearing the seance was declared
closed in due form and regular order.
FORMER ASSISTANT STATE EX-
AMINER AND INSPECTOR IN-
DICTED BY GRAND JURY.
Hugh Gerner former assistant state
examiner and inspector has been In-
dicted by the Oklahoma county grand
jury on the charge of false pretense
and preparing false evidence in re-
gard to the printing of reports con-
cerning county officials of Pottawat-
omie county. The indictment was re-
turned bw the grand jury "Wednes-
day afternoon and ordered filed and
warrants issued thereon by Judgo
Clark of the district court. At a
late hour in the afternoon Gerner
had not been placed under arrest.
The reports made following an
examination by the state examiner's
ol'fise reflected seriously on several
officers of Pottawatomie county. It
is charged that extra copies of these
reports were printed at the expense
of the state which were furnished to
interested parties for the 'purpose -.-f
as campaign literature
officers involved in the
Gerner was assistant state exam-
iner from statehood until a few-
months ago and was a candidate for
the place when State Examiner Chas.
A. Taylor died. He was turned down
for the place and since then there
has been more or less antagonism
between him and the present ad-
ministration in charge of the office.
Gerner is now expert auditor em
ployed by the house investigating
committee. Oklahoma City Tlmes.
Freight Car Thieves.
Under a new law enacted by con
gress approved by the president
February 13 1913 to break the seal
of a railway car containing interstate
shipments of freight express or bag
gage or to steal or attempt to steal
any such shipments from a car de
pot depot platform steamboat or
wharf is a very serious offense pun-
ishable by a fine of not more than
$3000 or by imprisonment in the
penitentiary not longer than ten
years or by Dotn such fine and im-
prisonment. Persons who knowing
ly purchase stolen interstate ship-
ment or who transport such ship-
ments from one state to another shall
be deemed equally guilty with the
thief and punished in the same man-
ner. Cases of this character will be
prosecuted in the federal courts. It
is expected that the new law will
materially aid the authorities in ef
fectually breaking up the organized
gangs of freight car thieves which
operate in various parts of the coun-
try. CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
CIS OP SEAT
RESIGNATION TEERED TO GOV-
CRUCE GOES TO WASHINGTON
Honorable Joe B. Thompson oi
Tauls Valley one of the three dem-
ocratic congressman at large from
Oklahoma who were elected at the
last general election. Tuesday morn-
ing tendered his resignation to Gov-
ernor Lee Cruce as a member of the
upper branch of the legislature mid
will deipart in a few days for Wash-
ington to tako his seat in the nation-
al congress when it convenes in ex-
traordinary session April 7. His
resignation has been accepted by the
governor and no formal action is re-
quired on the part of the senate. Sen-
ator Thompson served his district
during the regular session and when
it was over he resigned and legally
his name is not before the extra
Sona'tor Thompson's distriot will
not he represented In the senate dur-
ing the extra session. The only way
In which his successor could be chos-
en would be by a special 'election to
be held in his district and Gov( rnor
ernes' stated Tuesday night that it is
not probable that an election would
be called for that purpose. It wou'd
require several days In which to do
this and by the time the election
could be held and his successor nam
ed and considerable expense incurred
the extra session would be near an
Senator Thompson was recognized
as one of the ablest men of the sen-
ate and was always prominent in the
consideration and discussion ti the
big questions that were before that
hranch of the legislature. When he
assumes an active part in national
legislative affairs his friends are con-
fident that he will soon distinguish
himself as a leader and be one of
the "newcomers" at Washington who
will have to be taken into considera-
tion by the "bosses" in iheir plans.
As evidence of the esteem and to
spect in which he is held by each
member of the senate regardless of
political views the seat 'formerly oc
cupied by Senator Thompson will b
given to Senator John Burford of
Cuthrie one of the most highly re-
spected members of the senate. Tho
Feat occupied by Senator Thompson
is directly in front of tho president's
desk and is one of the most desir-
nble on the floor of the senate. Ok-
lahoman. CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
WOMAN'S LONG SLEEP.
Awakes After Nineteen Years
Entire Period a Blank.
Atlanta Ga. March 19. Local phy-
sicians are puzzled today over the
case of Mrs. Carrie B. Jordan of this
city who yesterday suddenly regain-
ed control of her mental faculties
after suffering for nineteen years
from a form of aberration which
rendered her entirely oblivious to
Mrs. Jordan "awoke" at a local
hospital where she was recovering
from an abdominal operation per-
formed five weeks ago. She said
that the nineteen years during which
her faculties were beclouded is an
utter blank although she remembers
vividly things that transpired before
her mind became affected.
Mrs. Jordan's first request was
that her daughter whom she had
last "seen" as a 2-weoks-old baby
be brought to her. The daughter is
now Mrs. Pansy Rowe of Atlanta and
Is herself the mother of two chil-
dren. CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
FOURTEEN MILLION BALES.
Government Report on the Cotton
Crop For 1912.
Washington D. C March 20. The
1912 cotton crep amounted to 14239i
300 equivalent five hundred pound
! bales including linters the census
bureau today announced. Running
bales included are 14076430 round
bales 31132 Seal Island 33531 lint-
Missouri's 1912 crop is given as 54-
319 bales and Oklahoma's 1074149.
CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
EOim IS VERDICT
DEATH PENALTY IS ASSESSED
AGAINST NEGRO AT MARIETTA
Murietta Okla. March 19 After
deliberating for one hour and forty
minutes the Jury in the trial of the
State of Oklahoma vs. Walter Willis
charged with the murder of W. A.
Anglln last July returned a verdict of
guilty assessing the death penalty
for the negro. Anglin a wealthy
ranchman of Ixive county was robbed
murdered and his body thrown into a
small creek. Susan Gaines anwthor
member of the alleged gang of plot-
ters was placed on trial Wednesday
on the same charge. Boy Gaines
son of Susan and a third member
of the gang has confessed to his
guilt and made a clean breast of the
entire plot implicating (Willis Susan
and Boy Gaines as well as himself
in the foul murder.
HUNTINGTON WILSON QUITS.
Assistant Secretary at Outs With Ad
ministration on Chinese Loan.
Washington I). C March 20.
Huntington Wilson assistant and act-
ing secretary of state has resigned
that office and insisted upon an im-
mediate acceptance of the resigna-
tion because of his radical differ-
ence of opinion with the administra-
tion regarding the Chinese policies.
The president immediately accepted
Will Re-ship Bridges.
A representative of the Midland
Bridge Company of Kansas City ar-
rived in Ardmore this morning and
will check up the different iparts of
the bridges which that company has
had lying in the rialroad yards in
this city for some time. These
bridges were ordered by a nearby
county and were to have been paid
for after the county had sold bond.?
which were as yet not voted when
the order for the bridges was placed.
The bonds were voted down and the
bridges stopped en transit at Ard
more. It is understood that these
bridges are to be repainted and sold
to ssftne one who fools that they can
use a few healthy full-grown life-
sized overhead stream 'roadways.
CASE OF THE TOPEKA MINISTER
TO GO TO JURY LATE THIS AF-
TERNOON. Topeka. Kan. March 20. A scath-
ing denunciation of the Catho'".e.
church ar.d its "pernicious influence."
over Mrs. Laura Beers and a vivid
picture of the Methodist minister who
Is charged with killing his wife as
a man of sterling qualities a pas-
sionately devoted husband and father
was contained in the closing address
in behalf of tho defense by Attorney
Schenk In the Beers murder case
which may go to the jury late this
Sues for Damages
Suit was instituted in the district
court this morning by L. M. Leeper
against the Ardmore Oil and Milling
company in which the sum of three
thousand dollars Is asked In damag-
es for prrsonal Injuries received while
in the employ of the defendant. Plain-
tiff was injured while installing ma.
chinery for the defendant in its plant
Box Supper at Lone Grove
Word was brought to Ardmore this
afternoon that the people ot Lone
Grove will serve a box supper in that
city tomorrow evening. Quite a num-
ber of those living in the vicinity
of that city will attend while some
may go out from Ardmore. The pro-
ceeds of the supper will be used in the
Interests of the Lone Grove schools.
8 top and read the Want Adi
Want ads get results. Read them.
MISSOURI APPLE GROWER.
Seriously Considering Matter of Plant-
ing Peach Orchard
J. C. Moss a -Missouri apple grow-
er Is in Ardmore with a car of ap-
ies which he grew in ills own or-
chard. The fruit is parked near the
union depot and is being sold out i'-i
paper sacks boxes and In barrels.
Tho apples aro sound are of a fine
flavor and are being sold very rea-
sonable. No deliveries aro made. iMi.
Moss made a visit to the country the
former part of the eek and he Is of
the opinion that Carter county has
as fine fruit lands as there aro In the
United States. Ho came from a coun-
try whero lands sell at $100 an acre
and he was delighted at the loft- pri-
ces asked here for hinds that are ns
good as the $100 lands where ho came
from. He is considering tho matter
of putting in a peach orchard in this
Early Morning Fire
The fire department was called out
nt 2:10 tlfls morning In response to
an alarm turned in tfrom tho corner
of Eighth aveimio and C street south-
east. The fire was in tho residence
of A. L. Snyder. The contents of
the building was destroyed and the
building damaged to the extent of
threo or Tour hundred dollars . Tho
ca.uso of the fire has not been ascer-
tained. CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
TAKEN FROM SAFE
WEALTHY RESIDENT OF THAT
CITY SAYS SAFE WAS Rlf'LED
AND $650000 STOLEN.
Muskogee Okla. March 19. Claim-
ing that two notes cne for $30000
and the other for $100000 executed
by Johnj O. Wishard and other pa-
pers the face value of which amount-
ed to $300000 had been stolen from
his safe at his home north of Coweta
John S Bllby one of the wealthiest
men In Oklahoma and his son whJ
lives" at Ilolueiivilie Ca'iCu oi Cui:r.C
Attorney Disney Wednesday for the
purpose of securing a warrant for tho
arrest of a man whom they suspect
o? having taken the property.
Mr. Bilhy says that the two notes
which were past duo had been shovn
to a marrv7ii Waa lutcTeotcu In tT.cr..
and later these notes and other pa-
pers disappeared. Mr. Bilby said the
tWO noteS til CfutJBUuii Cauit? iiitC?
possession through the sale of a 9000
acre tract of land In Nebraska and
he wanted to have the suspect ar-
rested for it was possible his endorse-
ment of tho notes might be forged
and the notes then fall into the
hands of Innocent purchasers.
iMr. Bilby declares the man under
suspicion recently became Involved
in a hanking transaction and had
been prosecuted by the federal gov-
ernment. Mr Bilby who Is past 70 years of
age owns more land in Oklahoma
than any other individual and his
holdings in Texas and other states
exceeds the amount owned by him
in this state.
CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
Spring Begins Today.
If you have any doubt of
consult your almanac. No
what the weather man may
matter whether your pirdrns may
go under tonight or not not matter
whether this cold drU.lo may turn
to sleet and snow and Ice before
morning tins day March neraid.s
the coming of spring and no m.uter
how much he may howl and roar
and snort and swi;ch his tail the
lion Is due to leav. unless ha would
sit on the lap of Spring and recline
lis shaggy haa.l upon her pall ita'.intf
The groundhog may have lied wil-
fully deliberately and maliciously;
the lamb may have been gobbled up
ar.d eaten; the fruits of your earnest
toi I'm the garden may have gone to
fatten Jack Frost yet tho fact re-
mains that spring begins today. So
get out ycur little Easter bonnet
with the red ribbons on it and Join
the springtime's parade.
CLEAN-UP DAY IS NOW!
OIL RATE LAW
JUDGE POLLOCK AT
CITY DISMISSES SUIT
Railroads Sought to Enjoin Kansas
Utilities Commission From Enforc-
ing Law Regulating Rates for the
Transportation of Oil in Kansas.
Kansas City Mo. March 20. Fed-
eral Judge Pollock today dismissed
the suit brought January 1st by flvo
railroads engaged In oil carrying In
Kansas against the Kansas utilities
commission and a number of refin-
ing companies asking that the en-
forcement of the law of 1903 regu-
lating the rates for transportation ot
oil be enjoined as unconstitutional
Judge Pollock declared that the
law of 1911 gave the utilities com-
mission ipower over the rates In
question and that the latter law su-
perceded that of 1903.
The railroads he said must carry
their compaint to the utilities com-
mission. The suit was directed
against the utilities commission the
Chanuto Oil Refining Company the
National Refining Company and tho
Cudahy Refining Company.
The railroads declared that through
the operation of the law of 1903 they
had lost over one million dollars from
1905 to 1912. '
Hurrying to His Dinner.
Should you chance to meet a man .
at about 11:11 any of these fair morn-
ings tearing along the street like he
was trying to catch a train and only
had about If ifteen seconds to do It in
said man toeing armed with a tin buck
et two or three baskets seventeen
miscellaneous packages and a few
brooms do not think he Is walking
for wages. He Is simply a brand new
married man trying to get home In
time for dinner.
Going to Lone Grove.
County Superintendent L. M. Thurs-
ton and Secretary of the Ardmore
Commercial club F K. West will
leave (tomorrow morning for Lone
Grove and vicinity. Mr. Thurston
will visit the schools at Lone Grove
and Smyrna and Mr. West will ad-
dress the farmers of those localities
upon tlio peanut culture.
Grandsons as Pallbearers.
Blackwell Okla. March 19. Joel
Dyer who was born in 1S24 In
Knoxville Tenn. died yesterday. Hi
was the father ot fifteen children
and his widow and nine children
survive him also thirty-three grand
children and twenty-four great-
grandchildren. Six of his grandsons
were pallbearers when the body was
Chesterton on Zola.
I am grown up ed I do not worry
myself about Zola's immorality. The
thing I cannot atand is his morality.
COUNTRY HOME OF LADY AMY
WHITE AND GOLF CLUB HOUSE
London March 20. 'Suffragettes
burned the country home of Lady
Amy White at Eglefield Green and
the buildings of the Western Super
Mare Golf club in Somersetshire.
The damage is estimated at ona
Lhundred thousand dollars.
Notes were left saying "Stop tor-
turing our comrades In prison" and
"Votes for Women."
Two men on bicycles were seen iu
the vicinity of Lady White's house
just before the fire.
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Easley, John F. The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 140, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 20, 1913, newspaper, March 20, 1913; Ardmore, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc146127/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.