Drumright Evening Derrick (Drumright, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 43, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 12, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME FIVE, NUMBER 43.
DRUMRIGHT, OKLA., WEDNESDAY, MARCH .12, 1919
DAILY, 15c PER WEEK. WEEKLY $2.00 PER YEAB.
Arrested on a
J. M. GARDNER IN CITY JAIL ON WARRANT SWORN
OUT BY STEP DAUGHTER
Charged with a statutory offense
igalnsf his step-daughter, J. M. Gard-
ner was arrested last night by Depu-
ty Sheriff Smith, and Is confined in
the Drumright jail in default of a
■Lillian Grisson, about 17 years oi'
age, swears to the complaint. She
charges that Gardner has repeatedly
'committed the offense since she was
13 years old. She asserts that every
time he threatened her with a re-
volver, and declared he would kill her
if she ever told her mother.
It is suspected bv the officers that
the girl is in a delicate condition.
She left home March 6, going to
friends near Shamrock, where she re-
mained until last evening. She re-
turned In company with those friends
to swear to the complaint.
During her absence Gardner and
his wife frequently called 011 Assist-
ed Prosecuting Attorney A. N. Boat
man. Both were anxious to gt Lil-
lian to return home. It was on a
q-iest of this kind last night that
Gardner was arrested at the city
When visited in the jail this morn-
ing, Gardner denied the charge
against him. He implicates a young
man, whose name he did not give.
Gardner intimated that it was for the
purpose of getting him out of the
way so she would be free to be with
her young lover, that Lillian had him
Several years ago Air. and .Mrs.
Gardner ran the Busy Bee bakers
here. She was a widow with two
daughters when he married her. Since
selling tho bakery he has been- work-
ing in the oil fields. At the time of
his arrest, he was employed by the
Standard of 'Indiana. |
Gardner has retained Charles Steeb
as his attorney. The case is set fo.'
hearing in Justice H. D. Hay's couiY
at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
AT SULPHUR MEET
IRA POTES FALLS UNCONSCIOUS
AT W. O. W. OPENING
TO BECOME CIVILIAN
Reach Crisis in
STATE'S RANKING OFFICER
QUITS U. S. ARMY
Sulphur, Okla., March 12.—Ira W.
I'qtes, consul commander of the SulJ
phur chapter, W. O. W., while de-
livering the address of welcome to
visiting Woodmen of the World and
Woodmen Circle, was overcome and
fell unconscious on the speaking' plat-
form. He was removed to his.home,
still uncor.scicus. His condition is
Potes was overcome in the pres-
ence of about 2,000 delegates who
crowded the hall to witness the open-
ing of the state convention. A num-
ber of notable members of the Wood-
men lodge were on the platform with
him at the time, including W. A.
Frazier, of Omaha, sovereign com-
Following the afternoon session
seventv-flve automobiles were loaded
with visitors and the Piatt National
park, deaf mute school and other
places of interest were visited.
Ardmore won first prize in the
competitive drill between Ardmore
and Stratford teams. Memorial serv-
ices were conducted by the Strat-
ford team for Mrs. Joseph Edwards.
troops hold ship
under dire threats
(By Associated Press)
V WANN FOR SCHOOL BOARD
\ J. C. Wann of the Fourth ward
X has tiled as a candidate for member
X of the school board. Mr. Wann.is
UNSIST ON BEING LANDED AND
SENT TO DESTINATION
(By Associated Press.)
Halifax, March 12.—Threats of 300
troops of the British army, who en
*• Paris, March 12.—The peace V the well known teaming contractor
V conference commission on \ of Drumright, and has been a resi-
\ Czefcho-Slovak \ affairs has a). X dent of the city for many years.
X most completed it3 work, an of- X o
X ficial communique of the com- X
X misison, given out after th* X £(|p||) DR(}PS A TEARj
X fifth meeting today under the
them American citizens, to sink the " makes announcement and states X fond hearts severed
transport Tolou unless immediately * directions fdr preparation of its X ,
allowed to land and proceed to their A report has been given
destination in United States by rail- *
road, was reported to the Canadian
mthorities today by Captain Jackson
commander of the transport. Cap-
tain Jackson said his ship was at the
# Muddy roads and Cupid arc not
• j A beautiful little romance is said
airplane to take
prisoners to jail
to have been entirely ruined in
Drumright by the mud.
| Maiden young and blushing fair
loved a returned soldier. Father
I CKIIMinil'.KN III I All. loved soldier not, and brother toved
him still less.
| J«ove laughs at locks, especially
Indianapolis, Ind., March 12.—The. with a Ford car in •,?ood running or-
days of the ' old-fashioned sheriff, tler' ^E'°Pement planned. Start
J ' when maiden
to be at a show.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, March 12.—After
twcntv yeais' service in the United
States army, Brigadier General
Hugh S. Johnson has resigned.
At the outbreak of the war, Gen-
eral Johnson, then a captain, was as-
signed to duty with Provost Marshal
General Crowder and to tilm was
credited in a large measure the
successful working out of the regu-
lations for the first draft. Later
General Johnson was ^promoted to
his present renk and detailed as a
reprcsetnative of the war department
with the war industries board.
* When the armistice Was signed
General Johnson was aboard ship
ready to depart for France with a
brigade. Since his return to civil
life, General Johnson has 'become
associated with Chairman George N.
Peck of the industrial board of the
department of commerce.
GERMANY MUST HAVE HELP OR IT CAN NEVER PAY
NEW BUILDING FOR
FAIR AT MUSKOGEE
General Johnson's home is in Ok-
mulgee, Okla. His ^ather, S. L.
Johnson, is a member of the Oklaho-
ma present state 3enate. He was
Oklahoma's ranking officer in the
war. He is still quite a young man.
It is told of General Johnson that
while congress and the military au-
thorities wrangled over the form of
draft he quietly worked out a plan,
had printing matter prepared and
was "all set" for action when the
bill finally passed. The speed with
which the first draft was put over
was one of the marvels of the war.
kangaroo and stag
Tho Muskogee free fair received
an appropriation of $50,000 for an
Indian and agricultural exhibit build-
ing by a bill which passed the senate
yesterday, 30 to 10.
Senator Warren K. Snyder led a
losing fight against the bill, which
he asserted was intended to help
build up another state fair in oppo-
sition to the one held annually in
"I warn you that our appropria-
tions are going to be so great that
we will be ashamed to face our con-
stituents when we go home," Snyder
said. "The gopher and the ground-
hog will be kingly animals compared
to us when we get through passing
EXECUTE YAQUI CHIEF
(By Associated Press.)
jX Nogales, Ariz., March 12.
|V Joachim Ochoa, Yaqui Indian X
jX chief, who led his band while it X
|X attacked a Mexican railroad
X train in January, 1918, killing X
X forty-thre persons, was cap- X
X tured and executed at Sierra X
X Bacattet in the Rio Yaquis dis- X
X trict Sunday last, according to X
X advices. Ochoa had had a long X
X and desperate career. X
4,500 street car
men on strike
(By Associated Press.)
Newark, March 11.—Virtually all sur-jtnd, in the opinion of state authori- roads' Fold car stuck in mud hole
face car lines of the Public Service ties. They peep into the future and ,>efore cot a mile from town.
Railway compauy which operates predict that the day will come when Romance is dead when it comes to
through 141 cities aud towns in nor- j prisoners, especially in hurry-up watlinir through mud and water a
thern New Jersey, are tied up today cases, will he carried from district to mil° back town, and so far as that
one little romance is concerned, ru-
im.vs ui uie oi(i-iasrionca snenrt, ^ r
with broad-brimmed hat -and high mndc T< e day ni-ht'
boots, who transports his handcuffed 'a'r was suPPnscd to
prisoners by train, are nearing an But love lau*hs not at muddy
■because of a strike of 4,500 employ-
river rhine to be
open to all nations
district by airplane.
A man arrested here for robbery m0r sa3M 14 is indefinitely off.
in Dayton, O., was taken back to
that city via air route. The plane,
with a pilot and officer, came from
Dayton for the express purpose of
lc-turning the prisoner.
As there was room for only one
FIRST SHOOT TO BE
HELD AT PAWHUSKA
KIEL CANAL TO BE OPEN TO
MERCHANT VESSELS AND
(By Associated Press.)
Paris, aMich 12.—Recomendation
Pawhuska, Okla., March 12.—
Announcement has just been
passenger, the Dayton officer turned n'Mde by J' W' Keatin-. secretary of
the prisoner over to the pilot and Oklahoma State Sportsmen's as-
returned by train. The officer said soc,atlon' that th® first registered
the prisoner was safe with the pilot shooting tournament of the season
"The chance of leaping from the will.be held in Pawhuska, Okla.,
train at a station is completely elim- Apnl 7" This toul'nament is regis-
inated," he said. tf'r9d b>" the American Trapshooters'
The'prisoner was asked ,if he ass0ciation an(J ?300 will be added
that navigation of the river Rhine would waive extradition, after be- t0 tbe I>roBram together with several
I t opened to all nations without dis- ing told of the arrangements to go troph'es contributed by the associa
crimination was made in the report. to Dayton by airplane.
to the peace conference by the com-1 "Sure. I'll waive anything to take
mission on waterways, railways and the trip," he replied, with a grin.
ports today. It is suggested the'
Rhine he controlled by a commission
similar to the Danube commission.
The statu* of the Kiel canal has been
settled by the commission on a basis
of free use for all nations. The canal
would continue under Gehnan own-
ership and operation. The question
fortifying tha canal ia left to jl de-
cision' of military anfi naval experts.
San Francisco, March 12.—"Ned
Kelly, the old buck kangaroo, has
been having a fight with the boss
stag of the axis deer herd," said
Sergeant McGee of the park police,
'and it is the first time I ever heard
of two harbiverous animals so widly
different in species finding common
ground for a quarrel.
"As a matter of facr, it was the
axis deer that started the trouble.
He was trying to show off before the
does and started butting at poor old
Ned Kelly, who was peacefully lolop-
(ing about with no thought for
trouble. The first butt of the deer
| set Ned Kelly, who was peacefully
lolop-mad, the third—well, Ned
Kelly jus t turned about and gave the
axis deer one wallop under the tsom-
iach with its tail. You could hear tho
I smack five blocks away, and it ism-
iply knocked the deer flat. It
I dropped as if it had been shot, while
Ned Kelly fjust hopped away as
] happy as a bird."
PUNS FOR PARADE
OF OKLA. GUARDS
Secretary Keating will also an-
nounce the location and dates of the
annual state tournament shortly.
"JAKE" GETS ANOTHER VICTIM
.EATING PARK SWAN
TULSAN IS CITED
AND GIVEN MEDAL
"Death due to overstimulation of
Washington, March 12.—The the heart from drinking Jamaica
commander-in-chief of the army has Ein0erp' was the verdict of the coro-
awarded the distinguished service ner's jury investigating the death of
cross to Sergt. Jack Bennet, com- Charles Althousen, whose dead body
pany K, Eleventh infantry, whose was found in his room at the Tharel
home address is Tulsa, Okla., because hotel yesterday morning,
of extraordinary heroism d'splayed Justice H. D. Day conducted the
in action near Louppy, Prance, Nov. investigation. The jury was com-
10, 1918, the day before the signing posed of Lee Heney, the Rev. R. W.
of the armistice. Lackey, C. I. Maxwell, W. A. Halla-
Sergeant Bennet led a patrol in a han, Ira B. Snyder anu J. A. Hen-
Milwaukee, Wis., March 12.
Johnny Dundee and Richie Mitchell
have been rematched to meet here
Anril 4. The boxing comm'ssion is-
sued the news today, together with
an announcement that in the future
all fighters must reach Milwaukee at
least three days before a bout. Duo.
dee arrived here yesterday, prepara-
tory to fighting Mitchell last night.
While weighing in yesterday after-
noon physioians decided him unfit
for the battle. A $10,000 house was
Oklahoma City, March 11.—The
Tiiirty-sixth division, composed
Texas and Oklahoma National Guards-
nen. wi'l leave Antwerp for home
some time in April, according to an
Associated Press dispatch from Oob-
| lenz quoting orders received from
No definite date next month has
ueen mentioned for the departure, but
news that the return of the Oklaho-
ma units will l>e speeded adds zest to
the plans beins made for a parade of
the troops In this cltv prior to de-
The war department, through Gov-
ernor Robertson, has already sanc-
tioned the pageant if necessary ar-
rangements cdn be made between the
city and army authorities.
Oklalionians In the Thirty-sixth di-
vision shared In the splendid record
of the organization in France and
came through its baptism of fire!
with highest honors.
Paris, March 12.—"We have reached
a crisis in affairs of the world," said*
Secretary Lansing at a banquet givera.
tonight by the interalled press club-
in honor ot' American peace commisw
sioner. Mr. Lansing declared
phatica.lly the allies must feed Ger-
many anil open a foreign market to"
them if dangers of Bolshevism are ti*
"You may demand reparation am
much as you please" he said, "hat.
unless Germany is furnished material'
for industry, and commercial oppar- -
tuities, and unless laborers have footf,
Germany can never pay, even in part
for the evils she has done."
Lansing further declared if th«
present chaos in Germany remain,
unremedied there will be no govern--
menl strong enough to carry oat"
the peace terms.
prairie dog act
involves new points
Oklahoma City, March 12.—If ttMf-'
bill providing for extermination a#"
prairie dogs stands up, registcratf
pharmacists will have to In 1 man
politicians, or county commissions*)^
will have to qualify as pharmacists
At least this is the interpretation.
placed upon the bill in legislatfva-
circles this morning.
The bill provides that county coat-
n.isioners will have to become phap—
distribute it among farmers, who arw
bothered with the prairie dog peak.
That sftunds all right, but than ia
a law practically prohibiting the
tribution of poison for any puipa—
by others than registered phanwa*
"If this law is carried out there ia-
just this much to it; county c«a-
misioners will have to become pkaau
macists, or pharmacists will have
become politicians," said Waltar
Jarrett, secretary of the state
Acording to Jarrett the law
not be administered in its pr
The bill has been passed by
branches and signed by the gover
wounds three and
CHICAGO REALTOR BECOMES-
DE8PARATE WHEN SOUGHT
lands in new york
TO SEND ENVOYS
(Bjr Associated Press.)
Berlin, March 12,—Tame swans
which have paddled about the park
ponds in this city have been mysteri- flank nttack on a machine gun nest, ley.
ously disappearing, the Vohwaerts which was holding up the advance, The body of Althousen will be sent
states. The paper expresses the be-1 and though half of his party was to Muncie, Ind., tomorrow for
lief that they are being stolen and killed or wounded, he succeded in burial.
slaughtered for food. Tame deer in putting the gun out of action. Com-
Grunewald and on the former em-1 ing under the fire of another ma-
peror's game preserves In vlcin^
ity of Pot'dam are reported to be
meeting a similar fate.
chine gun, ho was forced to
W. A. Watkins has purchased the
take pluming business of the Roach &
New York. March 12.—President
Carranza of Mexico has declined to
send representatives to a conference
called here by the council on foreign
relations, to discuss affairs of mu-
tual interest to the United States
and Mexico, it was announced here.
Speakers at the meeting will include
Manuel Caloro, former Mexican am-
bassador to the United St'ites; Ray-
mon P. Hida, former speaker of the
Mexican house and M. Garza Aid-
ape, former minister of the interior.
OKLAHOMA NATIONAL .GUARDS
8AFELY REACH PORT
(By Associated Press.)
New York, March 12.—With 1,822
troops, the steamship Iowan arrived
today from Stnazalre. The units In-
c'uded the 315th trench mortar bat-
tery. three officers and seventy men
of the 90th division, national army
men of Texas and Arljfiaa, New Mex-
ico and Oklahoma, bound for Camps
Bowie, Dlx and Travis.
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, March 12.—Two police-
men and one civilian are in a hos—-
pital here today with wounds inflect-
ed by a man barricaed in his bouse.,
while the latter lies in a morgue
Ills head almost blown off,
turning his weapon on himself,
ten o'clock last night until thiB
Ing, George Ondeck, real estate
er and expert marksman, heW
bay over fifty po'icemen, exchaa
shot for shot and driving hla
siegers to cover many times.
police were hunting him with a wi
rant sworn out by bis wife, char,
FIVE YEARS TERM;
HITTING AN OFFICES.
PLOTTERS TO PEN
cover till after dark, when he re- Ford Plumbing, Heatin? and Gas
turned to nur lines, bringing witn
him the wounded men.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Linton have
returned from Claremore, where
they went to take the baths. They work of the Red Cross go hand
return greatly improved in health, ^bnnd.
The march of democracy and the Amarillo, Texas.
Fixtures company. Mr. Watkins is
an expert plumber, and formerly
conducted a similar business at
There will be a called meet'ng
Saturday at 2 o'clock. Business of
importanco to be transacted.
Advertise in the Derrick.
I* R. KlPfner came in f-om Wichi-
ta today to look after oil Interests. *
Muskogee, Okla., March 12.—Fail-
ing to make an appeal bond, John
Culver and Edward Cobb were taken
to the federal pr'son at Leavenworth,
Kan. They were convicted recently
of conspiracy to dynamtic the home
of former Federal Judge Ralph E.
Campbell and each sentenced to
Bervo ten years. Culver has an ad-
ditonal five years to serve in a nurs-
csry swindle case.
Leavenworth, Kan., March
"Jack" White, said to have won
oral boxing bouts in the Un
States army, arrived today at the i - -
ciplinary barracks to serve a lite-
year sentence for str.king an oIBc«k.
According to White's story he w
registering at a hotel in Macon,
February 18, when an army office*-
apparently under the influence «4T
liquor seized him by the shouldaa^,
turned him around and demandadL
that he salute.
"He recovered consciousness ha
due time," said White, adding tkafc
li s wife and babies would have
wait five years before they saw
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