The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 197, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 24, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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ARDMORE OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY MAY 24 1916.
TWO OF VILLA'S SCATTERED'
BANCS REPORTED REORGANIZ-
ING IN CHIHUAHUA.
PEONS ARE JOINING
They Are Promised Loot and Many
Are Joining Bands Which Are Com-
ing North Pershing Keeps in
Touch With Movements.
Columbus N. M. May 21. The re-
organization of at least two of Villa's
scattered bands is unofficially report-
Tlicy are said to haVe been re-
cruited in southern Chihuahua and
are coining northward. The peons
joining have been promised loot.
General Pershing is said to be
keeping in touch with the bandits'
movements although his cavalrymen
are not going south from the advance
Railroad Strike in Mexico.
Manzanillo Mexico May 21 T'te
National Railway employes' strike ins
caused a suspension of the service
here and at Mexico City. There have
been no trains run this week.
New Note Next Week.
'"Washington May 21. The new
Carranza note will be sent to Wash-
ington by special messenger Consul
Rogers at Mexico City has advised
the state department. No forecast of
its contents is given. The note is
expected here next week.
MAKES A GET-AWAY FROM THE
STREET GANG BURGLARIZES
THE POLICE STATION AND FI-
NALLY LANDS IN JAIL.
Chief of Police Bob Hutchins had
one "slipped to him" a few days ago
and was only able to play even yes-
terday when officer Slmnis re-captured
the one who violated his confidence
and turned him over to the county of-
ficials who will investigate a charge
of grand larceny.
A few days ago the police arrested
a man with a lot of brass and junk
in his possession. He was unable to
give a very satisfactory account of
himself so was locked up and the
junk deposited In the store room at
the station. He was fined pretty
heavily and given a sentence on the
streets but he was so worthies and
Bo account that the officials encour-
aged him to make a get away.
'He took advantage of their gener-
osity but instead of hitting the pike
out of town returned to the station
stole the junk that he had in storage
there sold it and with the money pur-
chased transportation to Berwyn.
Temptation seemed to lurk in his path
and he is now in the county jail charg-
ed w ith stealing a couple of large belts
from one of the cotton gins in that
Bob Hutchins says that he is glad
to be rid of this individual but is of-
fering perfectly good money to find
out how he got back into the station
and stole'the stuff that went to pur-
chase a ticket to the little city of Ber-
wyn where he got in real bad. Uncle
Tony the day sergeant is a light
sleeper and ho too is wonderiftg how-
he got by with it but he did and !:i
all probability will be the guest of
the county until he is turned over to
A want ad will sell that rperty
you no longer need at small cost
TO A FIB
ANOTHER REFUSAL BY TEXAS
MEMBERS WILL MEAN ARMY
With Signing of Army Reorganization
Bill Members Are Automatically
Mustered Into Federal Service
Alvarez to Marathon.
gton May 21. One hundred
members of the Texas
Naliona. -d who are refusing to
enlist for . -1 border duty will be
given nnotho. Ttunity to enlist.
The army rt .animation bill now-
awaiting the president's signature
would automatically muster thim
into the federal service.
Another refusal by the Texans
means court martial.
Alvarez Back to Marathon.
Marathon Tex.. May 4 Lieuten-
ant Colonel Alvarez leader of the
Glenn Springs and Boquillas raid es-
corted by a detachment of the eighth
cavalry was brought here and turn-
ed over to the local officials. He will
be taken to Alpine for trial.
FEDERAL BUILDING PLEASES HIM
Warden Dick Says Ardmore postoffbe
Is Delight to the Eye.
Warden Dick of the state prison
was here today from McAlester and
left on the afternoon train for Okla-
homa City where he goes on busi-
ness. Mr. Dick looked over the fed-
eral building under construction -it
the corner of Broadway and North
Washington and was greatly pleased
with the structure. He said it was
as far above the building at Mc-
Alester as the moon was above the
earth. It is a larger structure it is
higher and much better in appear-
ance. He says the Ardmore building
especially the brick portion of the
structure will look just as good a
century from now as it looks today.
He is of the opinion that Ardmore
has been very fortunate in getting
such a federal building.
IN PRELIMINARY SKIRMISH THE
BAILEY-FERGUSON FORCES SE-
CURE NAMING OF WEAR FOR
San Antonio Tex. May 24. The
Bailey-Ferguson forces won the pre-
liminary skirmish at the state demo-
cratic convention today when the
committee report recommending Judge
W. C. Wear for permanent chair-nan
was adopted by a vote of 428 to 200.
NEW YORK BECOMES
WORLD'S GREATEST PORT
Washington May 24. War trade
has made New York within the last
year the world's busiest port. The
American city has exceeded by $200-
000.000 London's annual import and
New York's 1913 export figures pre-
pared at the department of commerce
today shows a total of $1194000000
and imports of $931001000. London's
imports were large at $1232000000.
but her exports amounted to only
Lightning Kills Livestock.
Gainesville Tex. May 23. Durins
an electrical storm last night light-
ning killed three head of fine far.n
horses and four head of cattle at one
flash the property( of John Stelzer
farmer residing two miles south of
n i corai
IS FAVORED BY
NOT IMPROBABLE THAT OKLAHO-
MAN WILL BE NOMINEE FOR
VICE PRESIDENT AT ST. LOUIS
Men who are conservative and who
are watching closely the trend of po-
litical events are of the opinion that
U. S. Senator Robert L. Owen will
be nominated at St. Louis as the
running mate of Wood row Wilsou.
And it is said that the senator from
Oklahoma will accept that nomination
if it Is offered him. Vice presidents
are not renominated and while Mar-
shall has been faithful as an execu-
tive it is not probable that lie will
be before the convention. Those who
are in a position to know state that
Woodrow Wilson will indicate his
choice to the convention and that
choice will bo Senator Owen. He ha3
been the leader in the senate he has
carried the burden of the administra-
tion in that body and he has done his
part well. In all emergencies the pres-
ident lias learned to lean upon his
strong arm more than upon any other
man In the senate. The senator
would not resign from the United
States senate in case of his nomina-
tion until after his election aud that
would place the appointment f his
successor in the hands of Governor
Williams. - That would bring on anoth-
er chapter in Oklahoma politics tha.t
would be interesting.
GERMANS EXECUTE MURDERESS
Headsman With Broadax Puts End to
Woman Who Killed Three.
Berlin May 20. Henrietta Holsteai
a farmer's wife was executed today
for the triple murder of her husband
daughter and stepson by arsenic. The
execution was performed in the tra-
ditional manner by a headsman with
MEMBER OF THE STATE BOARD
OF AGRICULTURE WHO WAS IN
THE CITY SAYS THIS SECTION
IS INDEED FORTUNATE.
R. D. McManus who is with the
state board of agriculture has recent-
ly made a trip through the north-
western portion of the state. He says
that in Blaine Beckham Roger Mills
Kllis Majors Alfalfa Woods and
Woodward counties the oat crop is cut
at least one half and that very little
wheat will be raised. Lack of rain
hindered the growth of the plants and
the green bugs attacked the oats and
destroyed what remained of the crop
and the green bug3 seriously injured
the wheat crop. In Kingfisher Gar-
field Grant Noble Logan and Kay the
crop has been injured to some extent
both by lack of rain and the green
bugs. In southwestern Oklahoma the
crops are doing much better. A rain
visited a portion of Beaver and a por-
tion of Harper counties wfiich saved
the grain crops in the area visited by
Coming Here for Grass. I
Lack of rain at Toyah Tex. has J
marie the grass scarce this spring.
and a car of stock horses from Tucker j
Bros.' ranth arrived here last night
and is being transferred to the Ring-
ling road for shipment to Ringllng
i where a - pasture has neen icaseu.
Roger Tucker who iormeriy resiaeu
h re and who is a brother of Senator
Krrd E. Tucker accompanied the car.
Rent that room vitn a want ad.
OF STATE FACES
I DARK GERIHNS MAKE VONBUELOWWILL
SUIT GOMES VEHDUH GAINS GDMETDAMERIGA
JURY AFTER TWO MINUTES' DE-
LIBERATION FAIL TO FIND THE
PLAINTIFFS HAVE JUST CAUSE
TO COLLECT DAMAGES.
The Jury in the case of John Davis
et al. vs. Hickman Willis was out of
the room about two minutes yester-
day when they returned with a verdict
in favor of the defendant lio was
contesting a $00000 damage suit insti-
tuted by the plaintiffs' through their
attorneys Sigler and Howard. The de-
fendant Hickman Willis is a prisoner
at the state penitentiary where he
was sent to serve a 2 year sentence
for killing Rena Davis August 14
1914. Tlio plaintiffs endeavored to
show that Rena Davis their mother
was their sole support while the de-
fense was able to establish to tho sat-
isfaction of the jury that such was
not the case but on the other hand
she was practically dependent herself.
Hickman Willi took his allotment of
land from the government near Ileald-
ton in tills county and it afterward de-
veloped that it was some of the richest
oil producing land in the field. It is
cstimtaed that Willis has a daily in-
come of approximntt :y ?1."0 from his
royalties which is being taken care of
by the government pending his release
fiom the penitentiary.
Willis was 'brought here from Mc-
Alester to testify in the case and
while confined in the county jail ho
;.ad his mcahj sent from the hotel. It
is reported that he Is a model pris-
oner and will get a lot of "good time"
off of his sentence. Willis in a drunk-
en frenzy killed the Davis woman
near Provence on the date above
named. When sober lie was consid-
ered docile but when drinking was ir-
responsible. When released he will
be one of the wealthiest men in the
county. H. If. Brown and J. B. Moore
represented Willis in the 'Case.
ISSUE IN CON-
TEMPLATION SEWERS AND WATER MAINS
MUST BE EXTENDED TO MEET
THE RAPID GROWTH OF THE
CITY SAYS LASHER.
"The time has arlrved when the cit-
izen of this city might as well begin
to consider another bond issue for the
purpose of extending the sewer and
water mains" said Commissioner Lash-
er this morning when the question
of supplying many requests for this
service was under discussion. Mr.
Lnsher states that the city has grown
so rapidly that the sewers and water
mains have not kept pace with it and
every day property owners who have
erected residences outside the sewer
and water district are demanding that
they be given the service.
People are a trifle skittish of any
mention of a bond issue in the city at
the present . time but according to
Commissioner Lasher it. is a condition
that has to be met one way or the
other and bonds are the only solu-
tion. A trip over the outskirts of tho
city will verify Mr. Lasher's state-
ment that the city is growing rapidly
and apparently it is but the matter of
a very short time before these con-
ditions will have to be met or the
growth win stop because people are
not apt to invest their money in
houses that they are unable to con-
nect with the sewers and water main.
Perhaps this question will be submit-
ted to the people in a few weeks at
any rate it will have to be before very
long if Ardmore expects to expand ac-
cording to the comoiissioner.
CONTINUING DESPERATE DRIVE
AT FORT DOUAMONT THEY CAP-
TURE PART OF TRENCH.
DENIED BY FRENCH
Paris Says French Are Still in Pos-
session of Fort Berlin Claims to
Have Gained Possession of Village
The Germans continuing their des-
perate drive at Fort Douaniont have
succeeding in capturing a part of a
trench east of the fort.
The French claim to be still in pos-
session of most of the fort.
West of the Metise the Germans
made their way into a portion of the
village of Cumieres cast of Dead-
Berlin claims the capture of the
entire village of Cumieres tikiiig
over three hundred prisoners includ-
ing eight officers.
Munition Depot Exploded.
Paris .May 21. Italian shells have
blown up the largest munitions depot
at Koverlo and the town Is in flames
according to a Rome dispatch. Sev-
eral heavy guns were destroyed by
Want Verdun Information.
Paris May 21. A motion demand-
ing a secret session ol iho chamber
of deputies at which the government
shall give explanations regarding the
first phase of the Verdun operation)
is being circulated among the legisla-
ture. It. is not expected that the mo-
tion will be moved until Premier
Briand again appears before the army
Russian Bark Submarined.
Barcelona May 21. The Russian
hark Regina was sunk by a submar-
ine. The captain and tho crew have
arrived here. The captain says he
saw two lifeboats containing the
crews of two Italian vessels and that
both were sunk by the same submar-
ine. SAFETY OF
SENATE WANTS INFORMATION
REGARDING SAFETY OF AMERI-
CANS IN IRELAND WHERE MAR-
TIAL LAW WAS DECLARED.
Washington May 21. The senate
foreign relations committee has rec-
ommended a favorable report on tho
resolutions directing Secretary Lan-
sing to Inquire regarding the safety
of Americans in Ireland districts
where martial law has been pro-
claimed. MacNeill Found Guilty.
Dublin May 21. John MacNeill
president of the Sinn Fein Volunteers
was found guilty by court martial of
complicity in the rebellion. His sen-
tence will be promulgated in a few
Ardmorelte Want Aas will sell that
article you have for sale.
New Orleans La. May 2L
The weather forecast for
Oklahoma for tonight is fair
with continued high tempera-
ture; Thursday unsettled w ith
continued high temperature.
FORMER GERMAN CHANCELLOR
REPORTED ALREADY EN ROUTE
IS FROM THE KAISER
Prince Alexander of Serbia Says Ha
Has Assurances From All Entente
Allies That No Settlement Will Bo
Accepted Without Restoration.
London May 2-1. Prince von Bue-
low. former German chancellor is en
route to Washington charged by Em-
peror William with a special mission
according to the Exchange Telegraph
For Restoration of Serbia.
Athens May 21 Princo Alexander
of Serbia in an interview with tho
Associated Press said lie had receiv-
ed assurance from nil of the allies
that no settlement of the war will bo
accepted which did not provides for
the restoration of Serbia.
For Relief of the Poles.
Washington May 21. Senator
Hitchcock's resolution requesting
Secretary Lansing to inform tho sen-
ate regarding the attitude of the Brit-
ish government concerning the ship-
ment of supplies to the people of
Poland was recommended for pass-
age by the foreign relations commit-
DISTRICT ATTORNEY LINEBAUGH)
HAS DONE GREAT SERVICE TO
INDIAN TERRITORY ANOTHER
Hon. P. H. Linebaugh United
States district attorney for the east-
ern district of Oklahoma is here on
some matters connected with his of-
fice. Mr. Linebaugh has been a very
busy man since he became a federal
official and at this time his office
force is short on account of threo
of his men being in St. Paul whx-ro
important cases are being tried in tho
Mr. Linebaugh has done the India
Territory portion of the state a good
service in clearing the dockets of
many of the land suits which have
burdened the dockets and clouded the
titles to many acres of land. In less
than two years he has disposed of lfi-
000 of these suits and the 7000 cases
still pending he hopes to have off
the docket by the first of the year.
He has rendered this portion if he
state so great a service that he U
being talked for governor in the next
election. He has been faithful wltli
what has been intrusted Into his
hands and it Is not at all improbable
that the people of the state who-n ho
is serving will give him greater
things to rule over.
Mr. Linebaugh states that the east-
ern district is swamped with work.
Despite the strenuous work of Jud'e
Campbell his court is two years be-
hind with its work. He is of the opin-
ion that the southern district of Ok-
lahoma should be created and that it
should comprise the Chickasaw and
In this connection Congressrian
Bill Murray of the fourth district ha3
a bill now pending which has for P.a
object the creation of a new fedr.l
district in the state and Mr. Lln
baugh believes this bill should be
combined with the bill providing for
the establishing of the tenth circuit
court of appeals comprising Okla-
homa Arkansas Tennessee and the.
northern districts of Alabama and
Mississippi and naming OWani:i
City Little Rock and Memphis as
I court towns.
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Easley, John F. The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 197, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 24, 1916, newspaper, May 24, 1916; Ardmore, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc154531/m1/1/: accessed January 16, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.