Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 10, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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OLDR8T PAPER PUBLISHED
Oklahoma State Register
TWENTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO Jg
Hughes Accuses Wilson Of
A Gamble Of Foreign Policies
(UTHRIK, OKLAHOMA, TIU'lisnAY, AI'CI'ST Id. llUG.
RAILROAD OFFICIALS HELD FOR $20,000,000
'EXPLOSION, WHICH ROCKED TWO STATES
PUCKS SBBYICE ABOT^
PAKTV POLITICS, PJUKND
' OF SCHOOL I,A.YD LES&ES
St. Paul, Aug, 9.—Charles E. Huges, I
speaking "tonight In the Auditorium I
here assailed the administration for I
its preparedness policy, which, he de- I
clared inadequate, asserted that he
regarded "reasonable preparedness as '
a primary duty and proposed, if
elected, to see that it is discharged
to the credit of the American people.
We are a spirited people," Mr.
Hughes declared. "We are a people
that can protect ourselves. We are
not too proud to fight."
■Much of the nominee's address was
devoted to the Mexican situation and
the calling of the national guard to
service on the border. There had been
warnings for two years that America
should be prepared Mr. Hughes sa.d.
yet when tie time came to put an
army on the border, "to do police
service," there was presented 'a' spec-
tacle showing inefficiency of the first
The administration's embargo on
arms to Mexico was criticised as "fast
and loose, no policy."
"I don't think it a rash statement,"
the nominee said. "Ithink it is war-
ranted by the facts to say that any
American soldier killed In Mexico Is
killed by American bullets that we
have let go over the border."
Mr. Hughes referred to a recent ad-
dress to the senate by Senator Lewis
'"He didn't like some statements of
mine," Hughes said. "The distressed
him. I am glad of it. That was the
intention, hut there wasn't a word in
what I said that he or anybody else
"The punitive expedition to Mexico,"
Mr. Hughes said, "was only called pu-
nitive. The only punishment inflicted
was punishment inflicted on oursel-
ves," he said. "We punished nobody
A large proportion of the noininee'3
address was devoted to reiteration of
his views on the need for industrial
c-operation for commercial competi-
tion by Europe after the war.
In speaking In regard to tie civil
service. Mr. Hughes said, in part:
"In my Detroit speech I called at-
tention to the matter In which the
principle of our civil service laws had
■been disregarded and after going over
a number of matters which I shall not
now undertake to repeat. I referred
to the special exemptions by executive
order on the operation of the civil
service rules; that Is. appointments
taken out of the civil service by ex-
ecutive order, I stated that in the!
year ending about August, 1916, there
had been removed fro nithe operation
o fthe civil service rules by special
executive exemption about 104 That
of those 104, twenty were appointed
without requesting the opinion of the
civil service commission. That in
twenty-two cases the civil service
commission waB asked for its opin-
ion and approved, and that In sixty-
two caseB the executive order was
made directly in the teeth of the dis
approval of the civil service com
"Unfortunately in the published re-
port to those remarks, by running
two sentences together, that state-
ment wa smade to refer to he coast
and geodetic survey. I had Just re-
ferre dto that bureau in conntction
with the appointment previously des-
cribed. I had not intended that this
mention should relate to hat bureau.
And the department very properly
objects to that, construction toeing put
upon it. That was wholly uninten-
"But I stand by the statement which
I thought I made and which I now
make that there was I nthat year, end-
ing about April, 1916, 104 of those
executive exemptions, that sixty-two
of those were made against the ad-
vice of the civil service commission
and twenty without requesting the
judgment of the commission.
"My authority for that statement is
a very excellent review of this par-
ticular matter by Representative Gil-
lette of Massachusetts. He reviews,
flrst, the two years preceding, and it
is there that in the first two years of
the present administration there were
137 prsonal appointments authorized
by executive order which waived the
requirements of the civil service. In
all execpt eighteen of those 137 the
executive requested the judgment of
th civil service commission. Forty-
one were approved by the commission.
Seventy-eight were appointed against
the judgment of the civil service com-
mission. The nhe goes o nto refer to
the ensuing year, where there were
104 appointments. In twenty approv- ■
al was not requested, twenty-two met
with the approval of the civil service
commission and sixty-two without, j
"And I have a summary which gives
, the matter to a later date, and they I
are three or four out of the way in
the total because of the difference in
date, as I assume .which is furnished
by the National Civil Service Reform
league. And there it states that in
the first three years o fthis adminis-
tration—March 4, 1913 to March 4,
1916—tbe executive Issue da total of
239 special exceptions. It is then add-
ed that up to and Including June 24,
1916. there have been issued a total
of 279. It Is then said that out of the
279 the civil service commission has
concurred In seventy-one. that the
commission has not concurred in 143
and the commission's attitude Is not
recorded In a total of sixty-five cases."
Pren AnrooIh tior
ITALIA AS WIN BIG VICTORY.
SENATE BY LARGE MAJORITY
ADOPTS CHILD LABOR ACT. j
Ten Democrats, Two Republicans Vote
Against ||i,. Measure.
Washington, Aug. 8.—The senate late
today passed the bill to prevent Inter-
state commerce in products of child
labor. The vote was 61 to 12. The
iriKjisure, already passed by the house,
was 'brought to a vote in the senate
upon the insistence of President Wil-
son after the democratic caucus once
had decided to defer Its consideration
until next December,
Senators who voted against the bill
were: Baukhead, Alabama; Bryan and
Fletcher, Flordia; Harwick and Smith.
Georgia; Overman and Simmons, North
Carolina; (Smith and Tillman, South
Carolina; Williams, Mississippi (demo-
crats). Oliver and Penrose. Pep.yl-
Opposition to the measure had come
chiefly from southern cotton mill own-
ers, and the group of southern demo-
crats who voted against It had fought
it In caucus and maintained their op-
position during the senate debate on
the ground that the regulation pro-
posed Is unconstitutional and would
Interfere with the rights of the states
TEACHER (SETS IN TROUBLE.
Married Man At Alva Elopes With
Wife's Sister and Gets Money
Under False Pretenses.
London, Aug. 8.—Before the echoes
have died of the mutual congratula-
! tions of the entente allies' sovereigns,
j statesmen and generals on the aus-
picious opening of the third year of
the war comes news of further Russian
successes and of splendid victory for
the Italian arms on the Isonzo front.
The surprising success of the Ital-
ians. who, in two days, have captured
110.000 prisoners, suggests that in ad-
dition to transferring General Koevess.
an able Austrian general, from the
I Trentino front to Galicia, the Aus-
trians also ventured to transfer troops
from the Izonso to the Russian front
In an endeavor to stem the Russian
I General Cadorna's victory has caus-
ed in London great rejoicing as one of
the most promising successes in the
new allied operations and a demon-
stration of the constantly forming hour
of the allied offeslve on all fronts.
Russia's new victories south of the
Dniester and southwest of the Stanis-
lau-Kolomea railway afford equal sat-
isfaction, and the prompt admission in
the Berlin official statement of the re-j
tlremeat of the Autro-Germans south
of Dniester is taken here to indicate
that the Russian victory In this quar
BROTHER OF TULSA WOMAN
The .New .lerM'.v
Ing officials of I ll(f
Lehigh Valley railroads 'in connection
with the serious explosion ,,f dynamite
cellulose uii«l Khr.'ipnei hi Black Tom'
a peninsula on the Jersey City side of
upper New York l.aj The ammuni-
tion was consigned to the allies ,u,d
when It went off it shattered window,
ten miles awa>. lower Manhattan and
Brooklyn suffering greatlv. Six lives
were lost No I. Morgan's office
with broken windows guarded; No. 'J.
burning ammunition barge; No.
freight cars wrecked by explosion; No.
4. nurse on Ellis island with shells
\ which dropped there
DOUBLE TRAGEDY—SHOOTS TWO
*1.00 PER YEAH
Railroad Strike May Be Solved
New York. Aug. 9—If the U. S. board tag their case to the mediators were
of meditation and conciliation, which assisted by three experts on rates and
was called in today, falls to adjust the wages, J. W. Higgins, former secre-
dlffcrences between the railroads of tary of the association of western rall-
the country and their 400,000 employes. ways: C. G. Walber, secretary of the
President Wilson will be asked to use bureau of information of the eastern
his personal influence to avert a gen- railways and St. Charles P. Neill num-
eral strike. This statement was made ager of the bureau of Information of
today by a representative of the rail- the southeastern railways
road managers who have been uego- Tomorrow tbe mediators will hear
"iUl ,he n"'n B"'ce •" >* L for the railroad employe, side of the cas~
a peaceful settlement. Then the board will hold alternate
1 he appeal to the president would be conferences with the opposing force,
he last resort and would be taken only When a basis of an understanding ha.
to save the nation from the trade par- been reached the railroads and men
alysls that vould follow a strike of will be separate! yasked if they de-
the magnitude planned by their men. sire to place their case in the hand.
Utc tonight efforts of the federal of the board for final adjudication. If
mediators to bring the contending fac- the answer Is in the affirmative, the
tions together were well under way contending forces will have to abide
2sfx houis after the railroad managers I by the decision of the board
bad served notice on the men that they j Acceptance of the board's proffer of
IecMonn°f H T ",e'r f°""al re" survice8 ia "°« obligatory on either
Jectlon of the workers' demands and side- A. B. Garretson, president of the
had proposed federal mediation, the Order of Railroad Conductors and of-
medlators and tbe managers were ficlal spokesman for the men. said that
-eted in secret session. Mediation unless the railroads made satisfactory
undeMh^w i "eU °f R'hitr"""" <oncc8al°n the men would refuse to
under the Newlands act or by the In- bind themselves to federal mediation,
state commerce commission propo- and, unless something else Intervened
b'CU « - « - -ike order would tol
What was discussed at the confer-
ence could not be divulged under the
mediation rules, but it was understood
that the railroad representatives out-
lined their position in full and Indi-
cated how far they are willing to go
in meeting the demands of the men.
It was reported that the rallrouds
stood steadfastly for the main feature
of their "contingent proposition" made
at the June conference, which con-
Ceded the shorter day, but eliminated
double compensation for different
classes of services during the same
A. B. Garretson made a statement
concerning the offer of a conciliation
"Tne federal board of mediation and
conciliation has notified us," read Mr.
Garretson'. statement, "that it has re-
ceived the request of the managers
conference committee to exercise Its
friendly offices In an effort to bring
about an amicable settlement of the
questions that exist between the con-
ference committee of the manager,
and ourselves. Our answer was to the
effect that we would accept the medla-
St. Louis, Aug. 8.-A few hours be- , f; Ha,one of xUempU
fpre he was to accompany his wealthy «ulcIde-VletI.n Will Die.
sister, Mrs. S. Gallis, to her home in j
Tulsa, Okla., George Irving Bruno. 31 j lLawton, Aug. 7~^"ue t0 menta, de.
years old, secretary of the Arnold A. rangemcnt, wiu, whlch he ha<) ,bepn
Thurnau Grain and Feed company, throatened for some tlme past Prof
Tuesday shot and killed himself In a j E MalonCi Qf WaUer 9ometlme
lavatory on the seventeenth floor of lbetwpcn midnight and dayligW Tue9_
t e i way Exchange building. He (jay morning shot and dangerously
fired a bullet Into bis brain, dying al- wounde(l hls tw0 daughter,
most instantly. and juani^a aged 5 and 12 respect-
Mrs. Gallls, the wife of an old man. fullyi and then attemplcd 8Ulclde by
arrived In St. Louis several days ago turning a thlrty.two Smlth and We„.
with her daughter. They had been ton rcvolvcr, ou himgelf, dlscharglng
touring the west and .topped here to tw0 ,hotSi onc ^ through
get Bruno, who had been suffering thf, top of hjs head and (he othcr
with Bright's disesase. A wife and througlh body near the beart
two children Burvive Bruno.
work day. i. , _ —
II was the fault of ,h ' l^ tH^f or tHelr friendly offices.
",d •" *■ ■ -
Iwh,ch a settlement can be reached
I he railroad managers In present- [ wh<'n they are again brought together.
SWINDLER FLEEC ES HANKERS.
One of the slickest swindles ever I
MORGAN'S HUGE PROFITS.
War lias doubled the Estate of tbe
New York Hanker.
New York, Aug. o.—Wall Street has
by the Oklahoma Bankers' Association
through the arrest at Guthrie of a man
who gave the name of VV. H. Moore,
Harry E. Bagby, secretary of the as-
sociation, reported that twenty-tlve
towns in northwest Oklahoma has been
visited by Moore and that he is alleged
to have victimized bankers, real estate
— — — men and insurance agents out of hun-
One daughter was shot through the dreds of dollars.
i top of the head and the other a little Purporting to represent the Amerl-
| lower down. Just what time the shoot- can Farm Loan company of New York
ing took pls'.e Is not known, but they ' ily' Moore placed agencies with the
were found about six o'clock this "n(ierstandlng that the agents were to
' morning. j,oan unlimited amounts at 5 per cent.
Democratic administration comply
with all provisions of the law relat-
operated In Oklahoma was uncovered the "'ndlng out of Publicity
by the Oklahoma Bankers' Association ,,amp!lletil containing the arguments
i-vtt awtn., rtufe. u.— au oneei una i - « the newly-appointed
been gossiping this week aW)ut the THE U-LDTEIt Jl'ST EVU'ORATED.'it8fiDt an indemnity bond for $35, he
—u-u, ~ w „ | would hurry on to the next town, it is
Jinn \\ lio Witnessed Departure Says No such firm as the Aim ri-
probable profits of J. P. Morgan
Company have made out of the war
and the conclusion was reached that
the present J. P. Morgan has added al-
most as much to his fortune in the
past two years as his father piled up
Coloring Hid the Deutschlund.
Alva, Okla., Aug. 8.—Henry Thorn-
hill, 26 years old, a married man with
a wife end baby, and a prominent
school teacher, residing 20 miles south
of Alva, eloped with his sister-in-law,
Ruby Kisner, 14 years old, last Wed-
nesday nigjht. The couple came to
Alva last Wednesday, both purchased
! new suits of clothes, and after ob-
taining some money under false pre-'
tense, left on the 9:18 train, and de-
spite all the efforts of the sheriff's
office have not been located as yet.
| Thormhill mortgaged a team of
I horses to a bank at Waynoka, and
also mortgaged the same team to a
bank at Carmen, giving a flrst mort-
gage to Iboth parties. He secured other
money fcv checkng on a bank in which
he carried an account, but which he'
had previously drawn out Thornhill
attended the summer school here at
the Normal during June and Jifty. I
jean Foarm L/)an company exists.
1 "VVe have received letters from Gar-
Baltimore, Aug. 7.—How the subma-l '?1' ,'onK(Ja,e- ( linton, Weatherford,
rine Deulschland was able to escape' arraen- Isabella. Hunter. Lambert,
the Allies' warships, which had laid in 1 U8t°r ' ',ty ai"' Tllolnas' tellIng of tbe
i man k schomn " vt u— ... .j "He
When arrested his pockets
were full of uncashed drafts. An in-
mil wi uucaaneu oralis An in-
The narrator ras one of the men vt,afitr.lfi.m r,lv„ul , „ 4 '
. . . , , , vtsugation revealed that the man had
learest the subir.arim' when it -began 1 )(,Pn t>«. i
percent on 1i, u , I released from lieavonworth peni-
i i i I dash, lie was aboard it when it, tentiarv in thf unrimr « u
loans placed . „ „ ntlar ln the spring. He is said to
j ter is greater ttian yet announced by . • ,
j iq j]j n*s lonir career
Lemherg, the Gallcian capital, has al- cent commission on 2 billion dollar. I Bt , " " l°thprs ,('°
ready been ordered. of war supp|ics and other merchandlM ' AUB 18t Z'
! In the meantime a new combined of- iiurchased for the Allies in the past
fei BiVe by the allies has begun on the two years and at least
weitern Tront which Is expected to I 1-2 billion of foreign loans placed
lead to the severest lighting. Gullle- j in the United' States, not to mention
mont, around which heavy fighting Is the hundreds of millions of American
now in progress is one of the strong securities, sold through the firm by
positions in the German second system foreign holders.
of defense and will doubtless be de- Here are gross profits of 50 million
fended by the Germans as was Po- accounted for, In addition to the large
zieres, with the utmost stubborness. income that comes regularly to the
: Arm from its ordinary business, which
NOTED JAPANESE ADMIRAL IS :ilT10nnt* to some millions auaually.
DEAD. j" •" understood that J. P. Morgan
I eet 75 per cent of the net profits of
Tokkio, Aug. 7.—Vice Admiral Hl-i'he fl,m and that 25 per cent «ops t0
konojo Kaamura, of the Japanese navy ! *he ^un'or Psrtners. That wai. the
Is dead basis of division ln the elder Morgan's
left Baltimore. He is Capt. Owen Cole-
man, mariner and pilot
"You may rest assured," he said,
"that the Deutschland is hitting it up
for us home port When I letf the
night of August 2 the submarine was
speeding straight to sea. It merely
disappeared and ducked almost be-
neath the ships of the Allies. Be-
caused in Its dirty green and white
streaked hull it resembled an ordinary
have served twenty years behind the
bars and his real name Is U. H. Mor-
gan.'' He is awaiting trial at Clinton.
Vice Admiral Kamlmura, who was
67 years old, was one of the most L J?' PR?,J" P„ Morgan received
prominent officers in the Japanese fc* " ^ /™m h'8
navy. As commander-in-chief of the minfon "' Va'U6d 81 "
second squadron he played an lm-i
portant part In the Russo-.Tapance ^I^T"1 f0,"" 'he "rm eVer
war and Is believed to have led in Cn g Lfi w L f n* M°r"
it., n...ai i. i.u .L X. ^ I e were abo«t 20 million dol-
the naval assault with the British:,flrB ,n |9#, when thfl (he
squadron against the German troops states Steel Corporation was organ-
at Tsing Tau. China, ln 1914. ' lzed.
BBI'CBLIt'.ANS FEEL THEY
Oklahoma City, Aug. 10.—Following
their success in defeating the literacy
test amendment t. a crushing major-
ity of forty-five thousand, the Repub-
Beans of Oklahoma look forward to
ocean wave. It Is possible and prob- tbe repcaI of th„ adminlBtration i, uni_
able that It had submerged after we, versal registration law when the inltl-
lost sight of it. If I judged Its master Uted bill to repeal this act Is voted on
correctly. It likely ducked under the November, and to conduct a vigor-
nose of an enemy ship. Captain Koe- „us campaign for the election of the
nlg's a great .me for this Irony stuff. Repub!|ca „t|0ket with confidence in
"We watched It for several hours-] their ability to win. This was the
that Is, we watched for it through tna- sentiment expressed at the meeting
rlne glasses-but It Just seemed sud- of the Rcptrb,lran State Commltt(1(li
denly to evaporate. I think It was an 9S ,h„ flr„t Btep ,he ,.aropal(5n
lllustlon. That paint works wonder.. for the rc,)eal of ,hp reglatratlon ,aw
We could see the horizon and could and the passage of the Fair Election
scan the wrinkled face of the seas. law, ^ 8tate Coamjlttee passed st|ng.
but we saw only waveB." Ing resolutions demanding that the'they may see fit to'enact!
on these two measures.
'While the Republicans inaugurated
and led the light against the literacy
test and the registration law. the Fair
Election law was Initiated toy the
Socialists, but will, i| (. understood,
have the active support of the Re-
publicans, as providing an election
system which Is superior to the pres-
ent one. However, the energies of the
Republicans from now on will be de-
voted principally to the task of elect-
ing the Republican ticket as the most
effective way to get better state and
It had been rumored here that the
administration would make an effort
to nullify these two measures before
they were voted upon by failing to
send out these publicity ,pa>mphletB
on the grounds of lack of funds. Un-
der a decision of the Supreme Court in
the anti-gambliiig law case, failure to
send out the publicity pamphlets made
an Ititative or referendum vote void.
However; the administration had
hoped to avoid sending out the argu-
ments on the literacy test amendment,
and the special session of the legis-
lature passed the famous Senate Bill
No. 40, of which Campbell Russel was
the author, whiitfi provided that fail-
ure to send out the pamphlets on
amendments "proposed by the legisla-
ture" would not make such measures
void If passed. The Fair Election law,
and the repeal of the registration law,
however, were "initiated by the peo-
ple" and therefore under the clever
Joker of the Campbell Russel measure
If the Administration fails to send out
the publicity pamphlets to every reg-
istered voter in the state ,on these
measures the vote If they are adopted
may he declared void.
The Republicans by their early de-
mand In the name of 110,000 registered
voters of Oklahoma, hope to force the
administration to have these pam-
phlets printed and sent out and "to
frustrate any attempt to nullify the
right of the people to adopt at the
polls In November nqoh legislation as
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