The Weekly Examiner. (Bartlesville, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 44, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 5, 1907 Page: 2 of 8
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AT HALF PRICE
One counter full of Christmas
goods—Dolls, Children's Dishes,
Chinaware, Handkf. Boxes, etc.
CLEARANCE SALE....HALF PRICE
Bartlesville, Indian Ty.
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AT lyiALF PRICE
All of our Women's and Men's
WOOL SWEATERS — a good
variety to c\hose from.
CLEARANCE SALE...HALF PRICE
TEN DAYS JANUARY CLEARING SALE
COMMENCING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, AND CONTINUING UNTIL JANUARY 8.
The price way is the quick way to rid counters and shelves. We have set apartthese ten days to CLEAR OUT ALL W1NTER
GOODS. SUITS, FURS. WAISTS, Fascinators, Blankets, Comforts, Outings, Kimonas, Outing-flannel Gowns, all odds and ends
and remnants that have collected during the past few weeks. THESE MUST ALL BE SOLD, AND IN ORDER TO DO SO WE
HAVE CUT THE PRICE TO COST—AND ON MANY ARTICLES DOWN BELOW COST.
DON'T MISS THIS GREAT MONEY-SAVING CLEARANCE SALE
£ 25 per cent, disconnt or l/x off on all remnants or short
lengths Dress Goods Silks, Ginghams, Outings, Calicoes.
Some good bargains among these.
2S per cent, discount or % off on any of our Chiidrens' or
85,00 Coats, clearance sale price S3.75
$3.98 Coats, " " " 2.97
$2.45 Coats, " " " 1.84
All others at the same discount.
25 per cent, discount or H off on long or short Kimonos
and Dressing Sacques.
59c Dressing Sacques, sale price 45c
75c Dressing Sacques, " " 57c
Si.50 Long Kimonas, " " 8*.13
81.98 Long Kimonas, " " 1.50
All others ^ off regular price.
25 per eent. discount or % off on any Ladies' Suit or Fur
in the house. This means a big saving to you.
25 per cent, discount ot % off on any of our Ladies',
Misses' or Chiidrens' Caps.
25 per cent, discount or % °ff on anY of our Ladies'
75c Waists, sale price 57c
Si.00 Waists, " " 75c
Si.50 Waists, " "
82.00 Waists, " " c
All other Waists % off regular price.
Any of our light or dark Outing Flannels, worth iqc
and I2}£c, clearance sale price 714c
Fleeced Goods, dark or light patterns, suitable for
waists, kimonas or wrappers, worth 10c and I2%c,
clearance sale price . .8#c
Blankets of all kinds, cotton or wool, in white or colors,
25 per cent, discount or % off.
75c Cotton Blankets, white or colored, clearance sale
1% Cotton Blankets, worth 81.00, clearance sale 75c
I% Cotton Blankets, extra heavy, worth 81.50, clear-
ance sale 81.13
All other Blankets off regular price.
25 per cent, discount or % off on all Comforts.
S1.00 Comforts, clearance sale price 75c
81.25 Comforts, clearance sale price 94c
81.50 Comforts, clearance sale price 81.13
82.00 Comforts, clearance sale price 81.50
An odd lot of W. B. Corsets, worth 81.00 and Si.50, to
close out the lot 69c
Take advantage of this Great Sale.
Apron Gingham, worth 6j^c, clearance sale price 5c
56-inch Repellant Cloth, just the thing for riding skirts,
comes in blue, black, tan or gray, 69c value, clear-
ance sale price 50c
An odd lot of Dress Goods, worth 89c and 98c yard,
clearance sale price, per yard 59c
25 per cent, discount or % off on all of our Ladies' Out-
ing Flannel Gowns.
59c Outing Gowns, sale price 45c
Si.00 Outing Gowns, sale price 75c
82.00 Outing Gowns, sale price 81.50
25 per cent discount or % off on all of our wool Fascina-
tors. Shawls or Scarfs.
25c Fascinators, sale price 19c
35c Fascinators, sale price 26c
81.00 Fascinators, sale price 75c
All others at the same discounts.
Exclusive agents for the W. L. Douglas Shoes for men.
Every pair guaranteed. Prices, 82.50, 83.00, 83.50, 84.00
Mary Stuart and American Girl Shoes for ladies. Perfect
fitting shoes. Prices, 82.50, 83.00, 83.50 and 84.00.
128 E. SECOND ST.
RARTLESVILLE, I. T.
Thirty People Meet Death on Rock
Island Railroad Near
MANY INJURED WERE BURNED TO DEATH
Forty Persons Were Hurt 12 of Them
Seriously—Two Passenger Trains
Meet Head-on While Running at
Full Speed—Dead Mostly Mexican
Topeka, Kan., Jan., 2.—On'? of the
most disastrous wrecks in 'he history
of the Rock Island railway svatem oc-
curred early Wednesday morn'ng five
miles east of Alta Vista, 50 miles
west of Topeka, when passenger
trains No. 29, south-bounJ. and No.
30, northbound, collided head-on
while traveling at a high rate of
speed The brunt of the collision
was sustained by train No. 29, which
was heavily laden with passengers.
I lie cars on this train went into the
Uitch and several of them caught fire
and were consumed. Close to 30 per
sons, mostly Mexican labor is in fb«
smoking car on No. 29, lost their
lives. Many of them pinned in the
wreckage were burned to death and
only their ashes remain. Forty per-
sons were Injured, 12 of the injured
were seriously hurt and it Is believed
half of these will die. The Mex-
icans were enroute to El Paso to
work for the Rock Island railroad.
Clarence Dauchy, a son of the for-
mer chief engineer of the Rock Is-
land, is said to be one of t!~.e serious-
ly Injured. Another of the injured
gave hi3 name as Douglas* and re-
quested his wife to be notified and
them lasped Into unconsciousness.
One of the Pullmans on the train was
occupied by a carload of men who
were homeseekers en route for the
southwest. These men were In
charge of L. D. Higgins, of Washing-
ton, Iowa, and all escaped serious In-
juries. There were several injured
women among the chair car passen-
gers. One woman was suffering
with a broken leg and was unable to
walk while an Infant child who was
with her, was uninjured. On® old
lady who was so badly shaken that
she could not walk was very plucky
all through the rescue work and
would not allow any of the rescuers
to aid her. Few of the passengers
on No. 30 were injured and none
killed. Several, howerver, were bad-
ly burned in their heroic rescue work,
W. A. Dutch, who is a traveling man
aud makes Kansas City his headquar-
ters, was in the foremost Pullman on
But few trainmen were injured.
The engineers and firemen of both
trains and most of the trainmen
jumped in time to save themselves.
The express messenger on No. 29 is
John Lynes, the telegraph operat-
or at Volland, who appears to be re-
sponsible for the collision has been
arrested. Lynes received an order
to stop both trains at Volland but
let No. 29 slip by. When he real-
ized what he had done he wired the
train dispatcher: "No. 29 has gone
and I have gone also." Then he fled.
He was captured shortly before noon.
On the second relfef train reach-
ing Topeka at noon from the scene
of the wreck were nine dead bodies.
Two white men and seven Mexicans.
One of the dead was William Thom-
as Miller, riding on the blind baggage
of Not. 30. Another was an Iowa sol-
dier on a furlough from Iowa.
Four of the injured brought to To-
peka on the first train have died.
Up to noon hour tne kock lsiana
officials had been unable to attempt
with success the preparation of a list
of the dead, the great majority of
Whom were Mexicans and their
bodies were so burned that identifi-
cation was almost impossible.
A list of the most seriously in-
jured has been prepared and they
number 24, seven of whom were Mex-
icans. They are.:
W. H. Cameron, 906 Oak street,
Kansas City, cut on left eye; R. A.
Hicks, 2316 Tracy avenue, Kansas
City, knee sprained and internal in-
Injuries; Anna Umland, Stockton,
Iowa, hand cut; Mrs. P. D. Crips,
McPherson, Kan., hip and arm cut
and bruised; Emll Mayer, Davenport,
la., head and body cut, leg broken;
Mrs. Emil Mayer, Davenpcrt, la., head
and body cut; E. H. Douchy, assist-
ant engineer Rock Island system,
left ear torn off, burned on face and
hand; Albert Link, Topeka, negro
porter, left leg cut off at knee, bad
cut on head; W. J. Ness, Ottumwa,
la ..left ankle injured; W. M: Doug-
las, Nevada, Mo., right leg and collar
bone broke, badly bruised, expected
to die; Q. Harrison, baggage man,
Kansas City, internal fnjurles and
head cut; Gus Boadamtier, Daven-
port, right arm broken; Will Gaines,
conductor train No. 29, Thirty-first
and Prospect avenue, Kansas City,
Mo., collar bone broken, left wrist
sprained; W. P. Beel, Davenport, fin-
ger broken, left sldp of head bruised.
W. A. Willet, Peabody, Kan., wrtst
bucned, rib broken; James Beatty,
Attica, la., head bruised, neck
strained; R. Sukerman, El Paso, Tex.,
bruised on head and body; Jack Slat
er, engineer No. 29, Kansas City,
bruised and cut; five Mexicans,
The Man Who Exposed Insurance
Fraud is Now Governor of
HIS FIRST MESSAGE TO LEGISLATURE
Recommends a Re-Count of the Votes
Cast for Mayor of New York in
1905—Would Limit Amount of
Money a Candidate May Expend
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 2.—Charles
Evans Hughes Tuesday took the oath
of office as governor of the state of
New York with his democratic col-
leagues began his two years' term.
The retiring governor, Frank W.
Higgins formally surrendered the
reins of government to his succes
Bor and left late for his home, a pri-
vate citizen for the first time since
1893, when he was rirst elected sen-
ator. The inaugural ceremonies wtie
unusually brilliant and attendance al-
Following them, the new govern™
held a reception in the executive
chamber and he and Mrs. Hughes re-
ceived a cordial welcome from a very
large number of people from Albany
and elsewhere, In the usual public
reception at the executive mansion.
Gov. Chas. E. Hughes, in his first
message to the legislature delivered
Wednesday, made the following re-
A re-count of the votes cast for
mayor In the New York City election
In 1905, when, on the face of the re-
turns, W. R. Hearst, was defeated by
George B. McClellan; that the courts
be empowered to order a re-count
summarily and that the power to
bring an action to try a title to office
be taken from the attorney general
and conferred upon the supreme
The adoption of a new ballot
whereupon the name of a candidate
will appear but once.
That the amount of money which
a candidate may expend to procure
his election be limited.
That the courts be empowered to
review the acts of political state con-
ventions and state committees In ex-
pelling delegates and members.
That any general committee ot a
party may adopt rules for direct nom-
inations of candidates at primaries.
That the state board of railroad
commissioners and the commission
of gas and electricity shall be abol-
ished and a new board be constituted
with power to enforce its orders
through the courts. On the Hearsi
re-count matter the governor said:
"It is a matter of the gravest con-
cern that the view should be largely,
even though erroneously, held that
one who has been elected to office
has been deprived of his seat through
Invalid returns. The failure to ob-
tain a summary recount through a
defect in the law has aggravated the
sense of injustice."
Referring to the lack of any lim.
itation upon the authority of political
state conventions and state commit-
tees arbitrarily to exclude honestly
elected delegates and members and
the fact that the fraudulent or cor-
rupt action of such a convention or
committee cannot be reviewed or cor-
rected by any court the governor de-
clared that 'minorities should not be
permitted to make themselves major-
ities by the arbitrary seizure of poli-
tical organizations nor through cor-
ruption or dishonest methods and the
courts should be vested with equal
power to review in a summary man-
ner all such abuses and to restore to
defrauded persons the political rights
to which they are justly entitled."
The present scheme of regulation
of railroad operations in this state,
the governor said, Is Inadequate be-
cause the board of railroad commis-
sioners has no authority to compel
compliance with its decisions. The
expenses of the commission, the gov-
ernor asserted, should not be borne
by the corporations which It regu-
lates. Enactment of laws to secure
Impartial treatment to shippers and
Insure more regard for public con-
venience and safety is recommended.
Appeal to Congress.
Tulsa, I. T., Jan. 2.—Mrs. Sarah A.
Payne ,of Fort Smith, and other
prominent Cherokee women have pre-
pared a memorial to congress asking
that body to set aside the decision
of the supreme court of recent date
which abrogated the rights of inter-
married whites. The memorial is be-
ing largely signed throughout the
Cherokee nation. Th suit affects
3,000 men and property to the extent
Nebraska Legislature Meets.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 2—The legis-
lature of Nebraska organized Tuesday
for Its thirtieth session. In the house
D. M. Nettleton, of Clay, was elected
speaker, and In the senate C. L. San-
ders of Douglas, was elected president
pro tempore. Speeches made In both
houses promised legislation regulating
the railroads and other corporations.
St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 2 —The state
bank examiner Wednesday morning
took charge and closed the Bank of
Commerce, capital $10,000, located at
South St. Joseph. No statement of
assets and liabilities has been Issued.
St. Louis Girl Fires a Bullet at
Judge McDonald During
Session of Court
SHE WAS A DISAPPOINTED LITI6ANT
Rosa Weil, the Would-be Assassin,
Was Disarmed and Arrested Be-
fore She Could Fire a 8econd Shot
—Judge Was Uninjured and Pro-
ceeded With Court.
St. Louis, Jan. 2.—Just after Judge
J. A. McDonald, of the circuit court
had convened court Wednesday morn-
ing, Miss Rosa Wiel suddenly rose
from among the spectators and fired
point blank with a revolver at the
judge. The bullet miseed him. She
was disarmed and arrested. She was
a litigant in a case concerning a
disputed inheritance that was tried
before Judge McDonald two months
Rosa Weil, accompanied by her
olderr sister, Clara Weil, entered the
court room a few minutes before
court convened and quietly took seats
on the second spectators' bench back
of the railing. Their appearance at-
tracted no attention and they sat
quietly watching the proceeding as
Judge McDonald entered from hi3
private chamber and took his seat on
the bench. Motions were offered in
a pending case and an attorney had
started to address the court when
Rosa Weil, without warning, Btood up
with a levelled revolver and fired at
Judge McDonald. F. L. Wetzel, a
witness, sitting nearest her seized
her before she could fire a second
time and several ottier persons near
by sprang to the woman and
wrenched the revolver from her
hand. She maintained remarkable
composure and said In a calm tone,
"I ought to have got him." Deputy
Sheriff Frank Burns took both wo-
men Into custod.
Judge McDonald did not arise from
hla seat during the excitement.
"Take that woman out of the court
room," he said to Deputy Sheriff
Burns and when the woman had been
led from the room and order re-
stored the judge turned to several at-
torneys who were waiting to make
motions and said: "Proceed, gentle-
Rosa Well Is the daughter of Mrs.
Ellze Well and was displeased with
Judge McDonald's adverse decision
on November 2 In the case In which
her mother sought by raising a ques-
tion of legitimacy of her first born
child to deprive her grandchild of a
share in the estate of her husband,
the late Aug. Weil.
Both girls are held on informations
isued by Circuit Attorney Sager
charging each with assault with in-
tent to kill. When court recessed at
noon Judge McDonald said that he
had no personal feeling against the
young women and would not person-
ally prosecute them.
Forty-fourth General Assembly In
Session at Jefferson City—At-
kinson Will be 8peaker.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 2.—The
Forty-fourth general assembly con-
vened here at noon Wednesday.
Lieut. Gov. John C. McKinley pre-
sided in the senate and the house of
representative was called to order by
Secretary of State John E. Swanger,
who then surrendered the gavel to
the temporary speaker, Wallace
Crossley, of Johnson county.
/Temporary organization was effected
and both houses adjourned until 10
o'clock Thursday morning, when per-
manent officers will be elected and
the governor's message will be read.
The permanent speaker will likely be
Representative Atkinson, of Ripley,
who is the only candidate before the
democratic caucus, others having
The opening sesion had a notice-
ably Smaller attendance than on pre-
vious occasions, the dlmlution in
numbers being ascribed to failure to
receive railroad passes owing to the
New Legal Term.
Clerk David Langley, who Issues th«
Informations against alleged offenders
of the police regulations, was up
against a queer kind of game th®
other morning that for several mo-
ments caused him to exercise his
thinking machinery quite rapidly.
He was hard at work at his desk
when a colered woman came into the
office and blurted out that Bhe wanted
a warrant for a male friend of hers.
"For what ofTense?" Inquired Mr.
The woman stood still for a moment
as if in thought, and then replied, "For
This was a new one for Langley,
but he braced himself and set to work
to solve It.
"You must be wrong," he said.
"What did he do to you?"
"Oh, he said I was a peach, and
then he used a brick on my hald," was
the reply. The visitor was sent up-
stairs to ask Mr. Weyrlck of the dis-
trict attorney's office for a warrant
for assault and battery.
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