Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 40, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 31, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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Oldest Paper Published
Continuously in Okla-
Oklahoma State Registep
TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. 40.
GUTHRIE. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1914.
Places Strvice Above
Party Politics. Friend of
School Land Lessees
$1.00 PER YEAR
All Records In Value
Washington, Dec. 30.—American
(arms during 1914 eclipsed all records
lor combined value of their products
with a total of almost $10,000,000,000.
Secretary Houston of the department
of agriculture announced Wednesday
that the value of all farm crops, farm
animal products and farm animals sold
and slaughtered aggregated J9.S72.936,-
000. That was $811,000,000 more than
the grand total for 1913, the previous
record year, and more than double the.
value of all farm products in 1899.
Crops this year were valued at $6.-1
044,480,000 and the estimated total val- j
ue of the animal products and of the
farm animals sold and slaughtered was
$3,828,456,000. The value of crop pro-
duction this year was eiightly less
than in 1913 on account of the reduced
value of the cotton crop brought
about principally from the European
war. The com and wheat crops, how-
ever, were the most valuable ever pro-
duced in the United States, bringing
the year's crop value total to only
$88,279,000 less than the total for last
year, despite tie loss of more than
$300,000,000 in the value of the crop.
"Estimated value of the animal pro-
ducts in 1914," said the Agricultural
Outlook Wednesday "ie distinctly high-
er than in 1913, which was itself a rec-
ord year in the value of this class of
products. This is due to general but
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NC I , The great war in Europe continued with little of advantage to either aide. Many prisoners were taken. England transporting
CWS Oliapsnots «erman captives to stations near London, where kim of them were put to wort improving the highways Work could uot he
Of Ih. ll'ppll found for all of them, and many had nothing to do bnt pass away the time playing cards. Refugees from Belgium and the por
Ul IIIC nee* Uon of KranC(1 he,d b7 ,he Gennan army were quartered In barge* on French strvams. Clothing sent to London by New
.•in.1 distributed among the needy Hunger threatened the live* of women and children In Belgium Eugene Zimmerman, Cincinnati millionaire and
father-in-law of the Duke of Manchester died suddenly Tbe United States supreme court decided that Harry K Thaw must be returned to New York
from New Hampshire. Thaw's attorneys will continue the fight for hi* freedom.
German Airships. Again Visit
; England and Shell Dunkirk
London. Dec. SI.—Four German; The Btura river, wect of Warsaw,
i aeroplanes flew several times over the hag become the Yser of the east; on
| city of Dunkirk Wednesday, dropping its banks the Germaus hace been aac-
1 bombs as they went, aocortiix to rificing thousands of men as they did
the Dunkirk correspondent of the t in Belgium on the Yser. The crossing.
Daily Mail. Soldiers in the street* which tliew forced at grtcost, bas
fired on the machnes and one Taubo , been nullified, according to dispaches
seemed to be hit but got safely away from Petrograd. the Russians having
I The official returns of the causal ties driven the invaders back to the west
j shows that fifteen persons were killed river.
and thirty-two injured. The bombs IU-'finite ( heck Administered t< Mer-
i were filled with shrapnel. man, is (iencral Belief.
| Petrograd, via London, Dec. SO.—
' (6:35 . m.)—The Russian view of th«
I Por half an hour the whole city
cracked with rifle shots and bombs,
. . . w military situation in Poland
which threw up dense clouds of
smoke. No sooner did one aeroplane "*hl of J->elopment8 is that a
I seem to depart than another arrived, ^nite ch«k «"•* administered
Buildings in all parts of the city were 0 1 e rmani.
The first bomb fell on the fortiflca-
The evacuation by
the Germans of the village of Mistr-
iewice, five miles north of Sochactew,
related officially by the war office, is
RAILROADS WI> TAX 8UIT SENT
I P FROM GUTHRIE.
Judge Campbell Holds Lines Don's cent sale of public lands of the State
Have to Pay School Tax. in Beaver County resulted well for
the land office. Secretary John R.
Muskogee. Ok.. Dec. 26.— Federal Williams has compiled a statement of
I lions, two more near the railway sla- by mUlurj. crlUca „
Statement of L&lld Sales. I RENTS COST ISl.Tlfi A TEAR. j (JET FRO* CAHJCET BA>K. jtion and many others in different ^ngiBg down th(, cortain on ^
- | I Carney, Ok., Dec 29.- Two un- ,, n, of the town and in the suburt, Gernian ,dTance War„w..
Oklahoma City, Dec. 26.—The re- j Expected State Will Be Called on to masked robbers held up the Carney ( Hos. nJale and Coudekerue and Furn- ^ ^ tremendous loss to themselves
Provide Other Office Quarters.
. Oklahoma City. Ok.. Dec 29 —While
State Bank this afternoon, securing
approximately $2,000. Two bank of-
ficials and thj-ee customers, who were
in the building when the robbers en-
Judge Campbell today entered per- the result which shows that the peo-1 Oklahoma is beginning to see a pos- terwl w4,re compelled to march with
nianent InjuncUon against-the count- pie are willing to pay well for land sibility of a State capital in the com- (he bandltt a quarter of a mile from
ies of Love, Murray, Garvin. Washing- inthe strip that is known as old No- ins-two or three years it is still some town where the two men climbed into
ton and Rogers, in favor of the San-' Man s-Land.
distance in the future before the rent a w*aiting conveyance and escaped, i
es. One child had an arm blown off
. ... . the Germans had succeeded in estab-
and an old women was killed outright
hahing a foothold in Mistnewice on
The fifth aeroplane remained as sen- ^ ^ ^ of ^ Bgm ^ but
try outside the town roady to attac their persistent sledge hammer at-
any of the allies aeroplanes that Ucka l)aring (he u#t thrw
might seek to repel the air a -sui ej ^ penetrate the Russian line be-
sots. fore Warsaw. The Germana steadily
London, Dec. 30.—(10:20 p. m.) threw reinforcements into the town
«.uu aUU «« ^ ~— ,, , . . f win k< less \s , , . . , Lionaon, ov.— vr ■ inrew reiniorcements into tae town
,a Pe Railroad Company, restraining Of the col ege lands U>ere were soM roll terSUtewUl Urn. The conveyanc^ which w- ^ ^ ^ Rustlall defeat of the Aus- in an endNk,or to throw their lllon in.
ia re rvanroau icauamms ° fnr Since the Kussian aeieai oi uio .aub in an endeavor to throw their
, the collection of the one-forth mill 162.935.48 acres, which has been ap- at .present constituted, the rentsif from a Carney livery stable, was ab-! cia whk.h wh(le no, lr.
slight increases in production except uj , in the flr8t nineteen praised at 385.969. The price at accomodation of the three branches of andon(.d a haU mlle fartUer on, havf a marked K
for sheep and swine and in prices, ^ Stateiood Th< case went which it sold was J577.235. This was Government^ In this State are approxi- !he robbers taking to the woods '
more especially to a small increase in ^ ^ wag affiirffied b). an excess over appraisement of 191- mately $34,716 a year. _
the average farm price of eggs and to ^ Un sute3 gupreme Colirt Ap. 266. being an increase of 49.5 per cent it is understood that the coming
n more considerable increase in the , ,k. The average price per acre for this Legislature will be notified by the f, U,
a more considerable increase
farm price of cattle and calves sold and
"it must be borne in mind that the
amounts of these estimates do not
stand for net wealth roduced, nor for
cash received, nor for rofit, nor for in-
come in any sense. Each roduct ie
value, as in the census when it reached
commercial form and the grand ag-
gregate of all items is to be regarded
as an index number or for relative
rather than from an absolute oint of
The sales of crops last year were
estimated at $2,928,000,000, sales of live
stock $2,919,000,000; a total of $o.&47,-
000.000. The estimated value of total
sales per farm was $892 and sales per
capita of rural population (excepting
The value of the principal farm
crops this year was:
Corn $1,702,599,000; wheat $878,-
The average price per
land was $3.54.
! proximately $1,000,000 in taxes by the
| Missouri, Kansas & Texas and the
Santafe was invoved in these suits.
HOLD VS CAPTIVES.
— of the appraisement or 12 per cent.
London, Dec. ,2.i. (10.3 p. m. >—. c- ]and had bpfn appraised at $409,
cording to a Petograd dispatch to the
Reuters Telegram company, the num-
I ber of German prisoners registered is
1,140 officers and 131,700 men; the
number of Austrians reegtetered is3,-
166 officers and 221,400 men.
LUTZ BURIED HERE
School Board of this city that it can 1
Of the school lands with preference no longer furnish free the old school Scottish Kite Services In Temple on
968.50. The average price per
for this land as sold was $7.52.
It will be observed that the i— i ,or rental for offlce6
with the preference right appurte- j
nant sold at an increase of appraise-
ment of only 12 per cent, while the
When it became evident that the
effect on the whole Austro-German movement in the Carpathian moun-
campaign in the east, there has been talng ha(j German a evacu-
no important development on cither ate^ ^ village during intervala be-
f1"011*- tween Russian attacks. The Russian
The allies, although making no dra- operations from the Carpathians evi-
matic attacks on the German lines, dently fojuned an integral part of the
are steadily hammering away with general plan of the Germans for the
their artillery and when opportunity Wunsaw campaign.
offers ush their Hues a few yards Hnitj Artillery Brought Bp.
Th* remains of P. O. l.uti. who died forward. \ f>ench eye witness in a Hoavv artnlen. l9 bolnK brMlgh, up
tions and Adjutant General. This will last Friday on the high seas, three de9crll(tlon of ,he battles from Dec- ^ ^ Germang along U)etr center be.
require increasing the sum to be paid <" ■* New York, arrived In Outh-, tmber 16 t0 24i gives a good idea of (ween akltrniawlce and P„ca
rie Wednesday afternoon at Ave ^ k,nd of flgllting in progress and riyer Thj8 Ha her>, „ „ure.
o'clock, on the Katy road, accompan-1 rofonls gains which while ma.rked
ted by Mrs. Lut*. son Charles and | Qnly ,n yarda o( advances amount. In
rights to lessee6 there was sold 54,- j building that serves for offices of the
472.88 acres. This land brought $409,- Governor, Secretary of State, Board |
968.50. which was $43,999.50 in excess 0f Agriculture, St^te Treeasurer, State ]
Mine Inspector, Labor Commissioner,!
Department of Charities and Corree-
Thursday Mirlits Burial Friday
SOCIALISTS HOLD CO>VK\TIO\.
The Slav prisoners have asker for land witbout the preference right to I
Russian neutralization so that they purchase sold at an increase over ap- . Wish to Amend Initiative and Refer-
may be sent against the Turks. praisement of 49.5 per cent This is endum. tdd Kecall and Abolish
due to the disinclination of bidders to Mileage Allowance.
SF.VO WHITE SLAVE CASES OX compete with the lessees in their bids |
DOCKET I> FEDERAL OOl'RT f f0r such land.
Assignement of cases on the docket
of the Federal Court at Guthrie for
ACTOR IMPLICATES AX OKLA
j Oklahoma City, Ok., i ec. 29—About
j two hundred delegates attended the
| opening session of the Stateconven-
| tlon of the Socialist party of Okla-
I hoina in this city today. Among them
_ „ the term that will begin Jan. 4 shows nP p;Paded C.ollt) to Passing * «h WRre a numiber Df county officials
680,000; hay $7(9,088,000, cotton . seven criminal cases in which the Counterfeit Money. j elected in November, several niem-
616,000; oats $499,431,00 ; po. a oes. Goyernment ls prosecuting under the ' ubers of the Legislature and distin
$198,609,000; barley $ ■ • MaQn )kw known as the white slave | St. Louis, Dec. 29.—lee Odell, a gl,iahed Tteitors from without the
bacco $101,411,000; sweet po a oe - ^ The clvll docket is more than vaudeville actor, was sentenced tofive The conventlon plang to form-
294.000; rye 37'018'®®®' . ordinarily imporunt for this term. years in the Leavenworth, Kan., pen- uUte & complete legislative program
$27,950,000; rice $21^49.000; na aeeu Herniary and fined $4,000 here today fQr ,u memhera in t.hp House and Sen-
daughter Adelaide and Mr. Fred
Rulkley, brother of Mrs. Lutz. The fu-
neral services will be under the aus-
pices of the Rose Croix. Scottish Rite,
at twelve o'clock midnight in the Mas-
onic Temple. The funeral will take
place Friday afternoon at 2:30,
ly a defensive move designed to pre-
vent the breaking of the German line
,T5?h,rpronduc1>tton of'a'tav^Cr- BC8IXE88 00LLB8ES OTEK LEC.IS- upon his plea of guilty of passing 'tt7twl.«7they wUl^n-ll" ?"'• "ld .Adt"'1
teen principal crops this year's aggre-
gate was about 10 per
in 1913 and 6 per cent __
1912. which year stands as one of the ber of twenty or more met here today
I counterfeit money. Odell admitted to dertake that are not stHctly in the I
eenUarger than Oklaoma City, Oh., Dee. 26.-M.nna- Soria,lstl<; l'ropa«Bnda as ^^It^ir'mother dld'wr
:z; «- ed ^ N-uona, bank of r.
greatest"apgregate productions in the ,0 frame a measure and :appolnrt a.leg- C^dleb^f ^ wre ,pas8e<1 ^
. , tmo vf>ar two imoort-, isifttive committee, with the obJect or
amend the initiative and referendum ^
to make It more effective and to add
exceeded previous records— securing a law to put
bushels, follow-1 business colleges out of business In Od*11 implicate.!. Martin
wheat, with 891,000,000
ing the 1913 record of 763,000,000 bush- oklahoma.
els ind cotton, with 15,966,000 bales fected and the
(premilinary estimate), the previous Sented to the Legislature.
record being 15,893,000 bales in 1911
The value per acre of all enumerated TAFT OPPOSED TO U. S. 1 ROHI-
crops averaged about $16.44 this year BlT1„x.
compared with $16.52 in 1913 and $16.151 nogtoni Dec. 29.—National prohibl-
ln 19i2. tion is a dangerous proposition, said
— former President William H. Taft,
OLD SIXXEItS FORM EY VXOKI.IST Hpeak|ng before the Bar association of
TEAM. Boston at its seventeenth trl-ernial
■ banquet Monday night.
Plans for sending evangelists to any j «„ o-./.d revolutionize the ; al
town in the state which may make ap- government," he said. "It would put
plication Tor such assistance were ad- on the shoulders of the government
opted at the state convention of Fed- the duty or sweeping doorsteps of
crated llosprl Trams of Oklahoma every homo in the land. If national
City. Four f*w*V,ts;s eV.osea to su- prohibition legislation Is passes local
perlntend tl>e (*'.* « * T. V. government would be destroyed. And
llensley Kl H« if you destroy local government you
Guthrie; -tloisv Vkm-Av*. * « doatroy oue of the things which go to
F. II. I tooth, i>kUhw-"« V make for a healthy condition of the
OhIUIOMt 01 Vt National prohibition, is non-en-
FOUM *0\ x« rw-w** It l a confession on the
Bill Tllgltiuati t'W vu'".'' * '"•*
D. Nl* former « * '
who assisted In oleaui .s •'*
ma's outlaw ttaniss. have 4
moving picture eoim>a > 1 v
to stage agnln some of tkv w
stands" of the old outlaws t «o* m
a rraldent of St. U.uls. ftUhmau aad M
Xtadsen are residents of
irresponsible lween Oklahoma t it> and St. Louis. silent vote against an initated
measure is objected to. Socialists will
An organization was per- a harness maker of Enid, Okla.. who aMempt t0 do awav with the mileage
matter will be pre- was arrested. Secret service agents anowance to members and make the
say $2,000 in counterfeit notes was application 'for exact expenses in-
found in Hamnian's possession. Odell ourred
was known on the stage as Julia L«e,
handcuff king and man of mystery."
ELECTED PRESlDEXT OKLAHOMA
Tulsa, Ok., Dec. 23.—Captain Has-
of the state governments of In
. to control and regulate their
.Lvctal business and duty; if the
it vre placed under federal con-
it would result In creation of a
luttiv of government officials
euough to nominate any preB-
and would ofTer too great an op-
Oklahotua portuulty to persons seeking to per-
jveiuate bheir power In Washington."
ASK REHEAHIXG IX VIADUCT
the aggregate, to a considerable ad- ^ tj1(1 i>y88|an infantry forces which
vance at many points. ! are operating there under the cover
A Jew hundred yards in Flanders of artillery.
were taken bv primitive methods. Unofficially reports from the War-
Having the breeches of their rifles gaft. fdont state that in comparison
,.,o.cr..Uo. „ choked with mud, the allies used them wUh ^ heayy arUUery dueU ,n.
which time the Masonic ritual will be as clubs and In many cases fought the fanlry operations are mere episodes,
concluded. | (}^rman8 with their fists. j jn tlie Russians have taken
The deceased left Genoa. Italy on I "> on(' «'• French vlllagC W1,t.ht.n lh* InvPorUnt town of Gorlice, (llfteen
the steamer Findlcy. accompanied by sound of the guns Princess Patricia s m„ea south of Tuchow, where the
light infantry, the first of the Canad-, Russians recently halted the western
ian contingent to go to the front, is Galaclan army of the Austrians pre-
billeted, waiting its turn to go into venting it from joining with that of
the trenches. The men were accorded General Boehm-Ermolli, which was
a splendid reception fcy ihel* ~om- advancing jfrom Sanck-Usko. Gor-
rades in arms and the French villag- uce the Junction point of several
ers. 1 railroads running east, west and south
With the defeat of the Austrians in through the Carpathian district. The
Galacia and South Poland and the re- pursuit of the retreating Austrians in
tirement of the Germans across the the Sanck-Lisko district has been car-
Biura, Petograd believes the turning rled a sfar as Yaslisk on the extreme
and point has been reached in the battle of flank of the Austrians which has been
the Polish rivers. The ciiief fighting captured. Yasliak conimonds the most
is now taking place in the Pilica, important highway into Hungary,
where the Germans are still on the Hungarian prisoners arriving at
offensive and have .brought up big Kiev st-ats that their commanders in
guns. addressiug the troops previous to tue
The losses in these battles have advance said that the result of the
reached enormous figures in dead, campaign would be the xeoccupatiou
wounded aud prisoners and must have of Lemberg toy the Austrians and til*
been largely increased by disease, for capture of Warsaw by the Germans
the cieu fought under dreadful clfamat- and the subsequent operations as di-
ic conditions and in mud for which rected by the German general staff
Poland is notorious. would decoide the war.
Mrs. Lutz and a doctor who was in
charge of him. Through Wilhelm
Lutz, a brother, one of the commis-
sioners of the port of New York, ar-
rangements for the body were made by
wireless, when three days at sea. The
remains were placed in a hermetical
Lutz. the children, who were af school
accompanied the body to
Other than these relatives
the recall. The provision for countln, |arp ^ nn(, p „ Bu)k.
ley. parents of Mrs Lutz. Saltna. Kan-
sas. Mr. W. S. Bulkley, of Oklahoma
City, a brother and his wife. Wilhelm
Lutz arrived in Guthrie from New
York Thursday night. Mr. and Mrs.
Claude Sitterly are over from Cush-
Mr. Iiuti, accompanied by Mrs. Luti
and children, left for Europe the early
part of last January. Shortly after he
took sick and from that time on spent
most of his time at the different health
uished men in the State.
Oklahoma City, Dec. 29—The attor-
kell B. Talley of Tulsa, prominent ney general s office Monday was pre- Qf 0erm,ny and Sw|tIMand.
young soldier and attorney, has been paring a motion for rehearing of the ha(j thrpc BPri0us operations for
lected president of the Oklahoma Har-guthrie viaduct case, which will be fll- cancf,T j,utz was born In Ger-
vard Club. This is a coveted honor ed in the supreme court Tueeday or many and wag fifty-two yeare old at
among the alumni of the institution Wednesday. The case was decided a time of his death. He came to this
residing within the state. The Okla- short time ago by the court, which conntTy as a young man under twenty
homa Harvard Club includes in its held the corporation commission was gn(j madp j,|s 0wn way in the world,
memibership some of the most disting- without authority to require railroads Working upward, until he became one
| to eliminate grade crossings by build- l()f the mPrchant princes of the South-
ing viaducts over their tracks, as was wpBt He wag a man of Krpat energy.
W. J. TALLAY DIES OF EXPOSURE, ordered In the Guthrie case. public spirit and far sighted in public
Passbook Shows Sum of Money In ] It has been announced by the com- [pntprpriapS, Guthrie loses In him Its
Texas llank. , mission that if the court does not re- ^patret merchant. No man gave more
jVerse Itself on rehearing, the leglsla-jor g„ye oftener towards enterprises to
W. J. Tallay, who had been work- ture will be requested to pass a law. bu,|d up 0uthrle. In charity he was
Ing as a farm hand near Barlboro, was extending the Jurisdiction of the com- pq,in|iy munificent. Ho had no nar-
found lying In the snow in the road mission over matters relating to grade rnw nmitB. or creeds, but gave to the
Christinas Day and died shortly after crossings. 'deserving and needy In all walks of
being found. Death resulted from) It was held by the supreme court.lt/e Besides building a dry goods
cold and exposure. He was ahout 60 that only local authorities had the an-|(,mpor|Um, atill the finest dry goods
years old r.nd little was known of hlm,thority of requiring the elimination of'„ore In Oklahoma—Guthrie'* Indus-
hero In bis pockets was found $80 grade crossings when conditions de- t^ai monument to his memory— he
in money and a bank .book showing ! manded their elimination was Interested In the Kerr Dry Ooods
several hundred dollars on deposit in I The opinion of the court was given Co. of Oklahoma Clty^the Cushing Dry
T xas bank Ju8^ce Riddle. Goods and Clothing Co. and is a large
stockholder In the Pioneer Cotton Mills
of this city. The Lutz Dry Goods Co.
of this city will continue the business
under the management of Fred Lint*,
the present manager.
LAWYERS IN OKLAHOMA WOULD
REFORM THE HU RTS.
and that the right to aepeal, &iucnu,
simplify and revise this code be left
to the Bat rem e Cout.
If the courts of Oklahoma are to be
reformed, it is up to the lawyers of
the state to take the first step, was the
keynote of the conveution, sounded
by a promin.-nt speaker.
George S. Ramsey of Muskogee was
elected president of the association,
aud Walter A. Lybrand of Oklahoma
City, re-elected secretary.
One hundred members were r.dded
at this meeting. Visiting lawyers
banq.uet at Hotel
State Rar Association In Convention
Demands diMfo* Wttrit l^ttli*
ture to Keep Hands Off Clvll Code.
Tulsa, Ok., Dec. 29.—The Oklahoma
State B arAssoclatlon of the Supreme
Court and Court of Criminal Appeals were tendered
into a Supreme Court of nine mam- Tulsa County Bar Association,
bers, the abolition of County and Sup-
erior Courts and the establishment of
a single Court of Record, with general
Jurisdiction In each county, with -o-j
tation of trial Judges among the var
KKOOVHRKO his mi lks.
R. B. Sipes, farmer living near Try-
on came to Guthrie yesterday and se-
cured a valuable pair of mulee that
ious controversies can be adjudicated I were stolen from hltn last week. The
without cost to the litigant, and a non- mules were recovered by local of-
partisan judiciary. The demand was fleers from a description given by Mr.
made that the legislature cease med-1 Sipes to Sheriff Mahoney They are
dllng with the code of clvll procedure [ valued by the owner at $500.
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