Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 41, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 26, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26,
Everybody Should Work the Roads
Wednesday and Thursday
Logan county is to have good j blasting rock and hauling sand
ixwds and in another year will ""J all alonjf the line thev prom-
SULZER ASKS THE SUPREME
COURT TO MAKE HIM
Ousted Official, Failing to get a
Writ from State's High Court
Will Take Case to Washing-
ton, Charging His Removal by
Legislature was Illegal.
occupy the same front liue po-
sition on roads that she now does
on agricultural productions.
The north and south highway
across the county, a section of
the great highway from Florence
Kansas to Dallas, Texas, is assur-
ed and other good roads will fol-
low later. I
The success of Good Roads who lia\e scrapers
ise to be out next week.
The various township boards
will assemble all their road tools
and implements on the line for
th" two days and most of the
road overseers be assigned for ac-
tive duty. There will be u short-
age of tools and every man is
urged to bring a shovel and any
Days, Wednesday and Thursday, titled with dump board should
At arch 4 and 5 is assured and bave them in line without fail,
when the sun sets on the evening i There will be a general meet
of March 5 more than thirty mil-1 £ of township officers, road bos-
,'s of road across the county willies and volunteer workers with
have been put in good condition. J the roads committee at the Cham
People all along the line and, ber of Commerce
citlaens and business men gener-
ally are taking a deep interest
in the roads movement and the
observance of roads days.
The good roads committee has
been in daily session the past
week, platting the line, planning
the work, arranging for tools and the roads committee or to the
implements, estimating grades Chamber of Commerce telling
contracts for what you can d and what you
noon. 11' you are interested in
the rpads movement come in any
time during the day, say what
you will' do and be assigned to
duty. If you cannot get in to
the meeting telephone your near-
est road overseer, any member of
and fills, letting
•adverts and blasting. Work is can furnish. Get youi
now in progress on the big cul- 'to (!o the same.
vert at the Skeleton bill, on a The women as well
cement arch just north of the are gettin;
high school, on two large cul- roads day
•verts on the southern extension egatiou headed by
of Division street and on the line Fairfield have sent word tha
east from the Elliot corner, four they will furnish dinners Cor fifty
miles south of the city. Several hungry men and serve them hot
culverts will also be put in on the on the lint
line south of Seward.
The expense of these culverts
and the necessary blasting will
reach about one thousand dollars
and the roads committee are at
work securing this amount. Their
motto is " $1,000 in cash to build line of
the culverts, 1,000 men to grade-within
and finish the road, 1,000 women
to feed and encourage the men.
Are you in on this, if not get in
at once. IXoii't wait for the coni-
thc line of battle. 1 h
County ladies will provide tliei
usual sumptions dinners. Other
will organize a red cross bri
g:ide and be prepared to take
care o!" the disabled.
It is Up lll'I'Wl lllMly in t4tt-
the proposed road
•mile oi it to get out
and help finish it up in the two
Oth r roads days will lie held
later and other roads worked
Albany, N. Y., Feb. -3.—William
Sulzer today instituted legal proceed-
ings befove Justice Alden Chester of
the Supreme Court with the purpose of
■gaining tbe governorship lrom which
be was removed last October. An or-
der was issued by the Court com-
manding Comptroller So'.imer to ap-
pear and show cause why a writ ol
mandamus competing him to pay tbe
former governor bis lull salary as the
occupant of that office Bhould not be
issuid. Mr. Sulzer previously bod
mad" a written demand of .Mr. Sohauer
tor his salary. i
When Attorney-General Cantody
notified Justice Chester that he wiiuld
oppose the granting of the writ! the
court said he intended to refuse It as
matter of law, holding that ( the
court of impeachment had passe
the contentions of Mr. Sulzer.
An agreement then was madi
tween the attorney general and
Alevander S. Iiacon, counsel for
zer, to facilitate the determinate i by
the state courts of the question i in-
volved. The appellate division w ill bt
asked to affirm Justice Chester's pro-
posed order denying the granting of
the writ and then the case w ill be car-
ried to the court of appeals where a
similar request will be made.
Thus Mr. Sulzer will be able to tile
his case in the supreme court of the
I nited Stales with little delay, it is be-
lieved. Doubt is expressed, however,
i fa iinal decision can be obtained from
the supreme court before the term of
Governor Glynn, successor to Mr, Sul-
zer, shall have expired,-December HI.
The contentions raised by Mr. Sil-
ver were pussel on fully by the courts
of impeachment. Chief iiraon gthem is
that the assnrfibly action in impeach-
ing him was illegal, that the court of
impeachment was illegally organized
that six members of the court had no
right to sit and that the acts which
he was charged were committed be-
fore he took office.
Mli*. I INCH TO EVI'Elt RACE
The railroad is bound by the agree-
ment not to reduce passenger crews or
increase their mileage to offset the
increase iu wages. The award denied
tue request of the employes for a third
bra ken) an on all local freight trains
the request for so-called preparatory
time and tho request for the definition
of the limitation of the work of yard-
In determining the amount of the
increase in pay, Mr. Dickema said the
wages received by trainment employ-
ed by railroads paralleling the Burl-
ington were considered.
Declare Against Fusion
In a Large Convention Invite All Dis-
contents Against Democratic
Rule to Join Them.
TEXAS RANCHMAN IS EXE-
CUTED BY HUERTA
Clemente Vergara Hanged
Complaining Because Fed
l.aredo, Texas, Feb. 25.—The ranch-
ing country along this portion of the
Texas border is waiting tonight in sup-
pressed excitement for details of the
hanging of Clemente Vergara,
American citizen and Texas ranch-
man by Mexican Federals, which was
Oklahoma City. Feb. 25.—In a con-
vention of over 800 delegates this af-
ternoon the stale Progressive party
declared against any form of fusion
with the Republicans, in resolutions
of no uncertuin language. Declaring
their allegiance to the national plat-
form as adopted at Chicago in 1912.
the resolutions declare for candidates
from constable to governor.
Aside from the usual work of the
convention in the adoption of its plat-
forf and resolutions the address of
Medill.McCormick of the Chicago Trib-
une, one of the national leaders of the
new party, was the main event of the
officially confirmed in messages to! day. McCormick arrived in Oklahoma
Consul Garrett at Nuevo I .a redo Wed- j City Wednesday morning and was met
nesday. I by a committee of ssveral hundred
The federals at Nuevo l,arcdo had] delegates, headed by the Payne county
no comment to make on the case, nor! band and G. A. It. drum corps, who es-
would they admit that Vergara hadlcorted him to the l^e-lluckins hotel,
been executed by federals. It was He addressed the convention at 2:150
pointed out by those in touch with the o'clock in the afternoon.
border situation however that this The convention was called to order
faction is in control in the territory at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning by
where he met his death and that his Chairman Alva McDonald of the state
frequently expressed complaints, j committee, with more than S00 dele-
which are said to have finally led to gates representing more than Ihree-
his death, had been that federals were fourths of the counties of the state in
stealing his horses. I attendance.
Discussion of Vergara s death was; John M. Hale of Oklahoma City, was
general here Wednesday, but though
of Stillwater was made temporary
chairman on the recommendation of
the state committee, ilickam opened
the convention with a burning address
in which he denounced everything
democratic and republican and declar-
ed against fusion with any party.
Chalmers II. Wilson of Enid was
chosen • temporary secretary with
Ralph Kjrkland of Muskogee and H.
H. Keener of McAlester, assistants.
Dan Norton of Chandler was made
W. I). Klrod of Okmulgee was made
permanent chairman and Dan Norton
of Chandler permanent secretary on
the report of the committee on per-
During the convention telegrams
were received and read from Governor
Hiram Johnson of California, Roose-
velt's running mate in 1912; George
W. Perkins of New York, chairman of
the national progressive executive
committee; Miles Poindexter of Wash-
ington and W. 11. Harrison of Mineral
Wells, Texas. Each of the telegrams
conveyed congratulations to the Okla-
homa progressives and urged against
fusion or amalgamation.
John I'. Hickam of Stillwater, tem-
porary chairman of the convention; O.
I P. Workman of Oklahoma City: John
much bitterness and resentment was
evident, no outbreak was feared.
YOUNG MEN'S LEAGUE OF
Cullule Heman will be Candidate for
Commissioner of Charity.
Mrs, ilebeeca 1, Finch of this city
who has been solicited by many promi-
nent democrats to become a candidate
for State Commissioner of Charities.
Wednesday tentatively announced
that she would comply and make the
race. Mrs. Finch is a teacher who
has had muc hexperieiKe In civil. and
charitable work, was the organizer
and first president of the Guthrie Wo-
man's Chamber of commerce ol .->00
members, the first civic organization
of this kind iu America, and also or-
ganizer of the Woman's democratic
club of over S00 members in the last
national campaign, taking an active
part in the campaign.
Ray Weems Head of Oklahoma
elected chairman of the state ccn
tnil committee to succeed Alva Mo- °f «uthrte; 'former State Sen-
Donald of 101 Reno. 1ator rharlfiH A Alexander of Wood-
The convention indorsed no candl- w«rd; State Chairman Alva McDonald
,lllt,,s 1 and L. G. Disney of Muskogee, national
The address of McCormick served to! "^anlzer for the progressives, were
demonstrate two things beyond doubt.
One is that Col. Roosevelt is still the
! among the speakers before the con-
mittee to come around and drag but this must be finished first.
V0ll jn I Renumber the line 'comes Int
The line five miles south from the county north of Orlando, runs
Mulhall is in good shape, a gang from Orlando a mile west, then
of men having been at work five inib
there the past week. Blasting wei
was started on the Skeleton Hill
Wednesday the High School Outline on Vine street to th
students voted to work on the
utile running norli Irom the
school and eleecd two road bos-
sies. The bovs will work in two
south, then a mi
into Mulhall, then four and
a half miles south, then a mile
west then straight south into
gaugs, one on oiliic
one on Thursday and the girls
will feed the boys.
Thursday the students and fac-
ulty at the Methodist University
organized themselves into a road miles to the county line just east
They will probably be of Waterloo.
Municipal Hath House, then west
one block to Division street, then
south to the city limits and on
four miles further south on l>iv
ison street extension to the
Springer township line then west
one mile, Mien south one mile,
thi n west two miles ti the Rew-
ard Cemetary then south five
assigned to the mile .just south of
the Cimarron river.
South of town many of the
farmers are already at work
THAW NOT INSANE AT HOME
Court Decides to Give Fugitive
Big Income Fund.
Pittsburg Pa.. Feb. 2fi.--l!nlcss pro- pointed by the
cecdings to'sliow that he is a lunatic lo tho money held in trust for hrrn;
ire instituted in the courts of AUe^ if no action is taken within sixty days
-heny County within sixty days, Harry ■ t0 declare Thaw a lunatic he is en-
K Thaw wi'l receive $190,780.17, in- titled to the money and if proceedings
come from the estate held in trust foi'inrP taken and Thaw is declared a lun-
hfm bv tile Fidelity Title and Trust ncic then according to the opinion a
Company of Pittsburgh. ' committee cpnolr.ted by the court shall
A decision to this effect wa shandedj receive the money
down today by a majority of the
idol of the progressives and the other
! that amalgamation or fusion is not
j countenanced by tbe new party.
Oklahoma City, Feb. 21.—A contest 'Can I take a message from you
arose in the annual meeting of the back to Illinois," said McCormick.
CRibs"o/'t he "Ssuae^today' over" the in- "Are 5011 Rolns to fu8e or KOillB t°
dorsement of the legislative planks of amalgamate with any other party?
the labor organization and tW school' "No," was the answer from 800 or
land lessees. President W. H. Rich- more delegates in the convention.
-"With such saints as Jane Addams
The members of the new state pro-
gressive committee, whose election
was completed with the official repor-
ting of their names to tho state con-
vention Wednesday are:
James A. Jones, Haskell; S. Mutcrs-
baugh, Alfalfa; J. 3. Martin, King-
fisher; O. Lilly, Payne; Col. R. IV. De
Uessie, Noble; J. S. MeCormack, Kio-
wa; J. S. Hutchins, Kay; R. M. Chll-
eoU, Logan; Paul S. Mellinger. Wood-
ward; John Q. Adams, Rogers; E. I.
I<each, Oklahoma; Wm. Harrison, I*
BIG PAY INCREASE TO 5,000
Burlington Trainmen Win De-
mands from Board of Arbi-
tration, Settling Long-
Chicago, Feb. 19.- -Increases in wag
approximating 1 Oil,0011 annually was
today granted 10 a,000 trainment of th
Chicago, l'urlington and Qpincy rail-
load i>> a board of arbitration, which
nas been sitting for three months.
The award granted lull payment lor
all services performed, either in miles
ov hours, but denied in almost every.
Instance requests for extra payments
for service incidental lo regular dut-
ies. \<> reductions iu ray were made.
A minimum wage per month was es-
tablished for the first time for pas-
senger trainment and is as follows:
conductors ? 1X4.20; baggage, $S0.8r>;
brakemen and flagmen $74.80.
The minimum pay for Chicago sub-
urban trainmen was increased to the
following: Conductors. $112.80; col-
lectors, *H5: bra Ice men $72.
The board granted nineteen import-
ant demands of tne men for changes
in the rules governing both the freight
and passe 11 g. r service, many of these
grants included increases in pay for
the conductors and trainmen.
With the few exceptions the award
placed the compensation of way freight
irainment on the mileage basis, conduc
tors to receive 4.7") cents and brake-
men, 3.2Ti cents per mile; 100 miles or
less, ten hours to constitute a day.
'the grant preserves for the employes
aids ruled out of order that portion of
the platform committee's report giv-
ing tbe programs an indorsement. and such heroes as Theodore Koose-
Uiter the indorsement was presen- velt as our leaders our cause will tri-
ted by Luther Harrison, chairman ot ninh," said McCormick. This declara-
the legislative committee, and it was * • —
again declared out of order and Har- 1011 broug 1 le c ega 1. 1 11 Jiore; (; Thomas, Muskogee; Robt.
rison appealed from the chair's dccis- in one mighty cheer for Roosevelt,
ion. | On a motion made by McCormick,
'1 he chair was sustained b> a dccis- st,(>retary of the convention was in-
ive vote. The league went on record . , _ . „
for a preferential primary law and a structed to send a cable to Col. Roose-
committee will be named to initiate it velt now in Brazil, informing liirn of
and to manage the campaign. The the action of the Oklahoma progres-
( Urrency and tariff laws and the work B|V(,S
of President Wilson and Secretary of "
State Bryan were indorsed but no in- McCormick concluded
dorsement was given the State admin-
It was recommended that the State' ^
i'onsctitution be amended to provide
Duchess, Caddo: J. E. Schow, Hughes;
Dr. E. K. Marby, Hughes; S. J. Storm.
Custer; M. I. Thompson, Woods; J. W.
Drehmer, reer; I,. A. Frantz, Tillman;
B. F. Morris, Cleveland; L. A. Keys.
Nowata; M. A. Tucker, Comanche; S.
A. Drumley, Creek; Oswig. Semi-
nole; James E. Jones, Canadian; T. J.
with an appeal for campaign funds; Ljllar(1 Wagoner; Ed MWjfughlii).
the result being that $3,750 was pledg- Atoka; j w Tal)aj stephens; J. C.
Davis Pittsburg: C. F. Dyer. Blaine:
1 ud-e1 (,f tile Orphans' Court of Alleg-
heny county. Judge J. W. Over and T.
p Trimble concurred in the decision
while Judge J. J. Miller dissented from
.parts of it , .. .
' in the decision it is declared that
if Th; "v as he a Herts is ti citizen ot
this eovnty and state and this county
was l is last place of residence in this
stat: (he jutiulictio nof lunacy pro-
coedi' g is in tlje cofntnon please courts
of ti-is county. The maturity Teoort
agrees that, notwithstanding the fact
Arc you on th^liine or near it .
Do you use it often? if so do
your duty. Do it now. Ho it ioi
was acquitted of murder
on the grounds of Insanity and was lod
ged in an insance asylum in New York
he has never been declared insane in
this county or state aul 110 proceedings
can be taken here.
cither Thaw or a committee ap- . -
local courts is entitled-ra.ll existing rates waieh may be lngli-
Other important awards are;
Trainmen must be paid for lost tim<
through the failure of the company to
call them for service.
Trainmen taking stock to the Union
stock yards, Chicago, are allowed ex
tra pay, with a minimum of three
Passenger trainmen are relieved of
work in connection with their trains
at terminals where yfcrd men and cur
Inspectors are employed
Assigned freight crews r.rady for
work ore guaranteed a full month's,
pay excrpt in case of snow blockad
washouts, or serious wrecks, or on
\'ew Years, Fourth of July, Thanks-
ing and Christmas.
MISS CRUCE TO CHRISTEN
Oklahoma ( Ity. Feb. 20.—Secretary
of War Daniels has natned Miss t.o-
rcna Cruce, daughter of Gov. Cruce,
as sponsor to christen the battleship
Oklahoma. Spme days ago the Secre-
tury requested iV Governor to make
•< designation, which he did and t.hi«j givii .. , . ,
h-s Ten ronfrmed. The event, is Pay of crews of regular work trains
week of March 23, to he !ncreas"d whenever the daily
at Camden. N. J-
mileage exceeds their daily rate.
for a state tax levy for state educa-
tional and charitable institutions; Na-
tional laws on rural credits and high-
ways advocated: a statute for Feder-
al appropriation to pay State taxes
upon exempted Indian lands iu
amounts as are paid on nonexemptod [
lands favored ;attacks by democrats'
ii|,ixn any democratic aspirant for of-:
:ice denounced; against state officers
seeking third terms; for reduction in
number of state and county offices;
reduction of legislature to a more ef-
ficient body; urged that convicts in the
in the State penitentiary be
l'onncr State Senator John Ilickam
(Continued on Page Fight)
Bankers Resolve to
Help the Farmers
J. W. SOori'ner, cashier of the Ameri- , institution furnishes the banks over
can National bank of Holdenville, was the country.
elected president of group three of Jerome Thralls, manager of the
givi n the Oklahoma Bankers association at Kansas City clearing house, told of the
steady employment: state aid for fern- jta annual session held here Wednes- advantages and methods among mem-
ilies of all peace officers killed in line day German French, Jr., cashier of bers of clearing houses, and Presi-
°fnvf hundred delegates attended the the Punk of Commerce, Tonkawa was dent D. W. Hogan, of the Farmers' Na-
convention and on report of a commit- elected vice-president and J. A. Smith tion^l, of Oklahoma ( it>, discussed
toe it was agreed to hold annual meet- cnsiijer Gf the Bank of Sasakwa, re- the new currency law and some of its
ings on* Washington's Birthday each c]e"ct(?d 8ecret„ry. More than 150 mem-' provisions.
. • , . , . ),er« were in attendance I A. L. Churchill, vice president of the
The league has organized in fifty bers weie ir. auinuanu. 1 «-
counties with a membership of about Resolutions calling upon members first National bank of Vinita, made
,000. - |0 establish closer relations with the an able and interesting talk about the
following district officers were far)n(MS enc0uraging improved meth- interest the bankers of Oklahoma
should take in the general proposition
sleeted: First, Leo E. Berry, Pawhus-
ka. chairman; F. A. Calvert, Npwata, ods in farming, stockraising and dairy-
secretary: second, George .Miller, Evf- jug; urging the formation of county of dairy farming. He told them that
aula, chairman: J. Perry King, Tah- banklnp associations i neach county the up-to-date dairyman is no longer
leituah, secretary; third,. Hiram W. ' h year; a farmer, but a manufacturer; that he
«t as! I. —«ng more cash in the banks
Drumright, chairman; George Short, Bociatlon and officers of group three of the state than any other class or
Coalgate, secretary; fifth, Hubert Am- ()urin„ tho p.lst year an,i urging more depositors; that the products he turns
loner Pau?sTnUeyChsleretnaU-Aslx^; harmonious relations and co-operation out keep about half of the freight
Charles H. Shaw, I lawton, chairman; between bankers were adopted. trains running: that with alfalfa and
Nash Sfetzer, Rl Reno, secretary: sev-j file bankers were welcomed by Ned the silo the dairy farmers would be-
enth. I,cnt Blllingsly. Arapaho, chair- ,, , president of the First Nation- come monthly depositors while others
rne"an;y?^iXhMe"f Han'aVoXh°Eneid, al of Guthrie, to which R. U Walker, would deposit something about twice
chairman; .larreil Telible, Perry, sec- president of the First National bank a year; that tho bankers should help
retary. I of Tecumseh responded. the farmers around their towns buy
Ray Weems of Oklahoma^ city wis LiUard ma(ie an address cows and get into the business; that
elected Stale president of the league , . , aecretary the small farms with good dairy stock
acclamation Other officers elected .followed by the rtpoit 01 tuei.diy
vcre: Vice president, Stephen W.| Smith, in which it was stated that but were becoming gold mines. He gave
secrotary. Tom Wald-|twf) fcanki in thl8 dlBtrlct yet remained figures to show that there could be no
| over production of dairy products.
In the round table talks the leading
rep. Shawnee; assistant secretary,] ,
Charles Shwherd. Pawnee; eoll gelout of the association.
—cretnrv Tom Mitchell. Kdinond; George E. Allen of New York gave!
1 k (questions discussed, included loans
'usurer, Henry IFo eg, El Reno.
Muskogee defeated Slu vnee for the
pevt pioee of meeting by a vote of
443 to 294.
an Interesting account of the wor
the American Bankers' institute in its
relations with the country banks, tell- s usury law.
ing of the technical information that
in the oil fields and the proposed new
Every Bell Telephone is
a Long Dintance Station.
Pioneer Tel. & Tel. Co.
aeen. in Nebraska choice seed'^o'in "''''.'"T by,"tlle Ar> " Mut'k"
another stale yielded « bushels of corn Poets daughter, at the age of
. . WW.U..V 10 UI ^UIIl
an acres less than home grown seed
In Texas home grown seed corn yleld-
•d 17 bushels an acre more than go,. ,
seed from outside the state
H. M. COTTRIOt.L,
• "i-'pnltiirBl Commissioner. Rock
land I .in* a
The action of tbe piece takes place iu
n svlva.i ,rinri„ i„ * H ,,, MII(j
tl« r < .wgun, w,i Is xyrabollcal,
''ring *i:t lusnj tbe tnovt tnafior-
tlut i'hnse* of the Uird ..juv.:ratiop
o 1' 1'AiLir HiLl'j
rRANSPER, .COAL and STOWAQE
Otficf and Yards: ^07 W, ^arr.a-
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