The Inola Register. (Inola, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1913 Page: 1 of 8

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Fourth of July Toll None; Wast# It
Duo to Construction^Other
New* from Over the
Several County Officiate There Owi
County Varying Sume of Money.
County officials of Beckham county
have been found to owe the county
various auma of money, aa a result
of the examination of the records by
Carl L. Rice and E. M. Landrum,
deputy state examiners and Inspec-
tors. The examination covers the
time from January 1, 1911, to Janu>
ary 6, 1913. Sums yet to be accounted
for are charged against J. C. Mac-
Kenzie, county clerk, $348.29; Beat-
rice Ramsey, clerk of the county
court. $157.05; C. H. Cope, sherlfT.
$603.88; J. W. Garrett, clerk of the
district court, $407.71. The report
Lightning contributed largely to [ Bays that the examiners were treated
the fire waste in Oklahoma during the with courtesy and that th°se gainst
month of July, according to the whom sums had been charged ex-
pressed a willingness to make It all
good. The discrepancies occurred. It
la believed, through misinterpretation
of the laws and confusion In book-
monthly report of State Fire Marshal
Hammond to the state Insurance de-
partment. The total fire loss for July
is reported larger than any corres-
ponding month in several years.
The total loss, from all causes, ac-
cording to the report, Is $238,081.70,
of which $98,440.5t> Is due to lightning,
which destroyed considerable prop-
erty In the oil fields during the month.
The loss from lightning deducted
from the total loss the norma* waste
would show only a slight increase
over corresponding months, it is stat-
ed in the report.
There were.a total of 148 fires re-
ported to the department, of which
63 were the result of unknown causes;
8 of Incendiary origin; 14 from oil and
jras explosions; 9 resulted from fires
fn adjoining buildings; 13 due to de-
fective flues; 13 caused by lightning;
6 due to children playing with
matches; 4 from spontaneous com-
bustion; 3 the result of sparks flying
from engines; 3 due to lighted clgaret
stubs; 3 caused by fireworks; 3 from
defective electric wiring and 2 from
fumigation and smoking out mos-
Seven deaths have been caused by
fires during the month, according to
the report. Six of these were the men
who were burned to death n«w Tulsa
by a natural gas explosion caused by
a clgaret, and the other, a woman,
who died from the effects of burns
received from a gasoline explosion
while filling the tank of a patent iron.
No deaths are reported as a result
of Fourth of July celebrations, three
fires being the Fourth of July toll, ac-
cording to reports received by the de-
Hammond Comments.
Commenting on the fire loss, Mr
Hammond, in his report, hays:
"The large percent of the fire waste
of this state is due to poor building
construction, carelessness and slack-
ness in Individual responisbility and
from the lack of education in the mat
Governor Issues Pardon to 13 Men.
On the affidavit of the woman, who
was the chief prosecuting witness
against him, Joe T. Taylor, convicted
and sentenced" to five years' imprison-
ment at the September term of the
district court of Carter county, in 1911,
on a charge of immorality, was par-
doned by Governor Cruce.
A. L. Rogers, convicted and sen-
tenced lo three years from Muskogee
county on a charge of burglary, also
was pardoned by the governor.
Expiration pardons issued to prison-
ers In the Granite reformatory were:
Otto Kniss, Beaver City, forgery; W.
L. Ruth, Creek county; Charles T.
Smith, Stephens county, burglary;
Lee Anderson, Stephens county, bur-
glary; Aaron Patterson, Canadian
county, grand larceny; Samson Jack-
son, Pushmataha county, burglary;
Harry. Lambert, Payne county, bur-
glary; George Gambrlll. Payne county,
grand larceny; George Hugo, Washing-
ton county, grand larceny; Leo L. Dor-
sey, Comanche county, burglary; and
William Bryan, Choctaw county, forg-
Want Referendum on Election Lawv
Petitions asking a referendum on
the new election law, recently passed
by the legislature, will be placed In
circulation throughout the state with-
in the next week. The effect of this
move, if carried out, will be to make
the law inoperative until after the
next general election at which time
the petitions ask that the question be
referred. The enw law does not carry
the emergency and will not become
effective until October 3, which will
be ninety days from the final adjourn-
ment of the extra session of the leg-
islature. If the required number of
Bryan and Wileon Meet With Foreign
Relations Committee and Out-
line Attitude of the Ad-
Washington.—With the arrival In
Mexico City of John Lind, personal
representative of President Wilson,
administration officials declared that
no further steps would be taken In
carrying ouVthe policy of the United
States toward Mexico until Mr. Lind
had made a careful study of the gen-
eral situation there.
While the president has mapped out
a distinct course of action about which
strict aecrecy is being maintained
is known that the instructions to be
sent Mr. Lind from time to time will
depend largely on developments In the
Mexican capital in the next few
Mrr. Lind will make all his recom-
mendations to Charge O'Shaughnessy
so that whatever representations are
transmitted by the latter to the Hu
erta government will differ In no way
ft-om the note sthe American govern
ment has hitherto advanced to the de
facto authorities in the Mexican capl
tal. Mr. Llnd's connection with them
It was stated, would not be apparent.
His mission. It was explained. Is
act as a substitute, unofficially for Am-
basador Henry Lane Wilson, whose
personal views of the Mexican con-
troversy were so pronounced as to
make it embarrassing for th# admin-
istration here to communicate them
through him.
Meet With Committee
Two hours of conference between
President Wilson, Secretary Bryan
and the senate foreign relations com
mittee brought about no change
the attitude of the administration.
President Wilson took the senators
Into his confidence far enough to out-
line the following:
That John Lind, his special envoy,
does not bear any solution of the pres-
ent situation, but goes to continue
this government'3 effort to induce
Provisional President Huerta to re-
Companies Agree to Immediately
Resume Writing Business In
the State.
Mr. Shreve, the new Republican con-
gressman from Erie, Pa.. Is a corpora-
tion lawyer and a capitalist. He has
served In the Pennsylvania legisla-
Jefferson City, Mo. — Seventy-fire
per cent, of the fire insurance com-
panies that withdrew from the state
in June have agreed to resume busi-
ness immediately. This means the
end of the Insurance war In Missouri.
The agreement followed a confer-
ence between Attorney General Bar-
ker, representatives of the insurance
companies and E. F. Goltra, Demo-
cratic national committeeman of Mis-
The attorney general, in a stipula-
tion submitted to the companies, held
that the objectionable clause In the
Orr insurance law Is unconstitutional,
and promised that if any county
prosecuting attorneys should Institute
proceedings again/t the companies,
based upon that clause, he would dis-
miss the cases.
The settlement was welcomed by
the business interests of the state, aa
many complaints had been made of
a business stringency as a result of
the difficulty of getting Insurance.
Formal Accrediting Awaits Settle
ment of Disorders in Republic.
Mediation Still Possible.
ter of fire prevention. We pay *°® | signatures are secured to the petition deem"his promises for free and con
much attention to fire fighting rattier t+ win ai«tnmfttioiiilv sns- l ... . <__ii
than to fire prevention
"Realizing that a large amount of
fires in this state are caused from
carelessness^ or neglect, I feel it my
duty again to call attention to the
fact that trash and rubbish are al-
lowed to accumulate and become a
source of danger to A11 property.
Weeds and grass are cut and allowed
to lie where they fall—paper and other
rubbish dumped on vacant lots or In
the back Jard—thus a fire hazard ac-
cumulates,, waiting only for a match
or spark to start a conflafration
which may lay in waste the city or
town and may cost the lives of some
innocent ones. This condition of af-
fairs can be avoided by our citlxens
if they will be careful and burn all
trash and rubbish, weeds and grass
during the calm part of the day and
not endanger property by starting *
fire during a high wind, simply be-
cause the fire will burn better.
"I am glad that I can report that
two persons, charged with arson, have
been bound over to await trial in the
district court and are each under
$1,000 bond lor their appearance when
court convenes."
County Judge Ousted
Word received at the office of At-
torney General West was that the
state was successful in its vaster pro-
ceedings against County Judge E. C.
King of Osage county. The county
official was tried on charges growing
out of alleged misconduct In office,
and while his trial was not based on
sought following Investigation of his
conduct in office. A Jury In Osage
county recently found Sheriff Wllllson
of that county incompetent and 'je was
. Resigns from the Court Commission.
Judge M. E. Rosser has resigned as
a member of the supreme court com-
mission. division No. 2. effective Sep-
tember 1. Judge Rosser will engage
In the law practice at Muskogee, his
former home. He will be succeeded
on the supreme court commission 'by
C. A. Galbreath. former territory attor-
by that time it will automatically sus-1 8titutlonal election.
pend the operation of the law until , under no circumstances does
after the general election. | ^ adwlniatration propose to recog-
nlze the Huerta government.
To Test Validity of Crump Pardon j That Mr Llnd has gone to Mexico
The first legal step to determine the City to be the "eyes and ears" of the
validity of the pardons issued by Lieu- ; Washington administration on the
tenant Governor J. J. McAlester was ground and to explain the attitude of
taken when the criminal court of ap- this government when he has fully
peals' granted an alternative writ of'! familiarized himself with the situa
habeas corpus in behalf of Georgo tlon.
Crump. Jr., one of the pardoned men. j That by withdrawing Ambassador
The writ is made returnable on Aug- wilson and sending Mr. Lind the presi-
ust 14, at which time Warden Dick ' dent planned to have a man on the ,
is directed to bring Crump before the | ground wh0 was In sympathy with the | retary Bryan and obtained heirviews
court and show cause why he should admlnlstratlon here and was ir. no „n the situatton. Mr. Llnd is a lawy er
not be released from further custody. | 8ense a {actor In the situation In Mex-
I ico City.
Washington.—President Wilson haa
taken the first steps In the policy
through which he proposes to deal
with the Mexican situation. He form
ally accepted the resignation of Am
bsssador Henry Lane Wilson, to take
effect on October 1, and sent to Mex-
ico City as his personal representative
—but not accredited to the Huerta
government—former Governor John
Tipd, of Minnesota, a life-long friend
of Secretary Bryan. The understand-
ing Is that when a stable government
is established in Mexico, Mr. Llnd
will be formally named as ambassa-
Except for the announcement of Mr
Llnd's mission, no explanation of the
policy to be pursued by the American
government wa> forthcoming.
Gqvernor and Mrs. Lind departed
for Mexico by rail to proceed via New
Orleans or Galveston.
It is said the president Is observing
with keen interest the efforts of the
leading Mexicans to bring about peace
and will offer no suggestions until
these apparently prove futile.
That Mr. Llnd will be empowered to
explain to all Inquiries the unalterable
opposition of the American govern-
ment to the recognition of the Huerta
administration Is expected to be a fac-
tor which may assist the situation
Prominent Mexicans have taken
upon themselves to try to persuade
General Huerta to retire In favor of
another provisional executive accept-
able to all factions.
Llnd Well Informed.
Mr. Llnd, who has been in Wash-
ington for the past three days, has
talked with President Wilson and Sec-
Estimates Based on Incomplete Rft
turns Indicate That the State
Board of Agriculture Haa
Been Recalled.
Oklahoma City.—Incomplete return!
from most of the 77 counties In Okla-
homa Indicate that all five of the state
questions submitted in the special
election were given a favorable rota
and every one adopted. The amend-
ment to the famous Article IX. Sec-
tlon 9, of the state constitution, known
as the railroad clause, appears to have
been adopted by a vote of more than
two to one.
The State Board of Agriculture for
the second time was recalled through
e uuncun, U. Benin® — the adoption of referendum V^Llon
After the recent fire which swept No. 60, which also provided that the
Alter toe rtvieui uio * a*a^« 1 - n bKaL
away a large part of the business dls- membership of the board shall be abon
• _ vtn urgent de- inhAd immediately and a new board or
trict of Springfield, Mo., urgent de-
mands were made by financial men
in that city that the dispute be ad-
justed, as Springfield capitalists
found much difficulty In placing loans
with which to rebuild the burned sec-
Arrangements for
Crop Money.
Washington.—Representatives of 36
southern cities gathered at the treas-
ury department to discuss with Secre-
tary McAdoo apd Assistant Secertary
Williams plans for the distribution
of the south's share of the >50,000,000
of government funds to be deposited
in banks throughout the agricultural
sections of the country to aid In
financing the fall, movement of crops.
Arrangements Tor handling the
money were agreed upon tentatively,
although final plans will not be an-
nounced until after conferences to be
held at the treasury department with
bankers from the middle west, and
next Thursday with representatives
from Pacific coast cities.
The southerners asked for about
half of the total amount to be de-
posited. It was agreed that one-half
the amount given to each bank should
be deposited in August and the re-
mainder In September, and that 26
per cent, of the money should be re-
turned to the treasury by December
15; 25 per cent, by January 15; 25
per cent, by February 15, and 25 per
cent, by March 1.
The bankers were enthusiastic in
their approval of Secretary McAdooTs
proposed action and just before ad-
it ' jouming this meeting adopted reso-
lutions of appreciation and of con-
fidence in the Wilson administration.
Take Appeal from Improvement Taxes
The right of a municipality to order
the construction of sidewalks, paving
and other public Improvements and
to assess the cost against abutting
property owners, when such property
owners resist, is questioned In three
cases appealed to the supreme court
by the city of Bartlesville, from an
injunction granted In the superior
court of Washington county restrain-
ing the city and county officials from
levying and collecting assessments
against certain property in the city
oi Bartlesville.
Editor Lands Good Job
President Wilson has sent to the
senate the name of Preston McGood-
win. of Oklahoma City, a newspaper
writer, to be minister to Venezuela,
with the request that action be taken
as early aa possible, owlni to chaotic
conditions now existing in that revo-
lution-riddled republic of South
State Owns 800 Acres of Cotton
The state of Oklahoma probably
has the largest cotton patch in the
state. On the penitentiary farm ad-
joining McAlester there Is a field of
800 Acres. It Is not only a large patch
but this year there U an exceptionally
fine crop on It and It will yield
«. early, If not quite, a bale to the acre.
Governor Cruce Reviews Militia
Governor Truce and his staff spent
Jingo Talk Annoys.
The president did not ask that sena.
tors refrain from debating the Mext
can policy, but he left a distinct im-
pression that prominence given in
Mexico to congressional discussion
and newspaper comments reported
from the United States, caused em-
barrassment for the administration in
attempting to carry out its difficult
policy of peaceful settlement.
Once More the Allies Sign Agree-
ment to Quit Fighting.
Bucharest. Roumanla. — The peace
treaty between the Balkan slates was
signed. In honor of the occasion the
city was decorated with flags, guns
were fired, bells were rung and the
bands played. A solemn te deum in
the cathedral at noon was attended
Petitions Circulated Asking Election
for Division of Creek.
ished immediately and
five members to be named by the gov-
ernor, will serve until a general elec-
tion at which regular members can be
The miners of the state won In thslr
flght to secure the repeal of a portion
of the state mining code relating to
the manner in which coal shall be
mined. The vote on this question, it
is Indicated, will show more than
three to one In Its favor. It waa on
the ballot as state question No. 47.
While the returns indicate that state
question No. 57, referred by the legle-
lature and providing for a distribution
In corporation school taxes, has been
adopted it Is possible that complete
returns will show its defeat. The east
side of the state, where are the large
oil and gas companies and other pub-
lic! service corporations voted against
the measure, while It was favored In
nearly an.the counties on the we«t
side with the exception of a few wWeb
have a large railroad mileage.
The closest vote was cast on state
question No. 68, providing for an
amendment to the constitution relate
ing to township government. Thta
amendment provides for the calling of
an election in any county upon a peti-
tion signed by 16 per cent of the total
votes cast in the last general election,
to abolish or establish township gov-
ernment therein. It is believed that
the question was adopted, but the fact
that the majority of the early returns
came from cities while the farmer
vote may have been cast against it.
makes the final outcome uncertain.
The Tabulated Returns.
The returns as tabulated from thai
first thirty-six counties show the fol-
State question No. 46, amending
Article IX, Section 9, of the constitu-
tion: Yes, 12,480: no. 4,040.
State question No. 47, repealing Sec-
tion 18 of the state mining code: Yes,
14.321; no, 4.633.
State question No. 57, amending con-
stitution to provide that taxes levied
for maintenance of common schools on
property of public service corporations
Bristow.—When Bristow dismissed ] operating In more than one county
u,. —- - - i the county seat case In the state su-! stall be paid Into common
by profession and was a member | preme court last week It only sur- j and distributed as a part of that runa.
congress from the Fiftieth to the rendered B0 far as being a candidate . Yes, 8,542; no, 5.390.
Fifty-second sessions. He was a re-
publican while in congress, but was
elected governor of Minnesota from
1899 to 1901 on the democratic ticket;
was defeated for re-election and went
to congress again from 1903 to 1905
as a democrat.
Munitions Still Denied.
Meanwhile arms and munitions of
war from the United States will con-
tinue to be denied to the two warring
forces and unless it Is apparent that
Internal efforts to bring about peace
have failed the Cnlted States will not
offer Its services as a mediator. Mr.
Llnd undoubtedly will act In that ca-
Ambassador Wjjson's views and ac-
tivities at Mexico City In the closing
days of the Taft administration were
officially described as at variance with
those held by President Wilson and
Secretary Bryan and a reiteration
came from high officials that the
by King Charles. Queen Elizabeth morality of the situation would not
ney gvneral of Oklahoma and at one n«rri«on
time a member of the Hawaiian eu-|one day laet week at Camp Oa^lson.
r r-me oonrt. Jwdge Galbreath now j Chandler, and^reviewed the Oklahoma
lives in -v-a.
i national guard
(Carmen Sylvia) and members of the
royal conference. King Charles con-
ferred high decorations on alt the
delegates except the Bulgarians, who
declined them.
The peace treaty provides that the
Roumanian army shall evacuate Bui
permit the recognition of Pro-islonal
President Huerta on account of the
circumstances surrounding the death
of Madero and Saurez.
Declarations from both Huerta and
Carranza have been made In press
dispatches rejecting mediation pro-
rsysrss ass £f
Jl„w tfh estt^ent b °P!n,cn in V(,TlCO and l,nlt# wart of Sapulpa,
follow this esttlement | ^ on peace program.
for the county seat of Creek county
Citizens of the west side of Creek
county met and drew a map for a
new county and are circulating peti-
tions to get 51 per cent, of the voters
in the new county to ask Governor
Cruce to call an election to create
the new division. The territory In
the new county last November gave
Bristow 2,123 votes and Sapulpa 233
votes for county seat of Creek county.
The map makers have decided to
call the new subdivision Oil county
and will petition under that name. It
embraces 550 square miles, has a
property valuation of $10,000,000, and
a population of nearly 20.000 people.
Creek county. If the new county is
created, will be of legal size, with re-
quired population and have a valua-
tion of over $20,000,000.
Convenience and "Incompatability"
are the excuses given for the divorce
sought Creek county, containing
nearly a thousand square miles, was
so fixed by the constltntional conven-
tion that Sapulpa has been able to
retain the county seat. Bristow and
Sapulpa have had two elections, two
contests in the supreme court all of
which has cost the individual towns
in excess of $100,000 in campaign ex-
penses and attorney fees.
The division line proposed In the
petitions starts at a point Six miles
south of the southwest comer of
Creek county and runs diagonally
southeast to a point near the south-
I west corner of Okmulgee county.
Is about fifteen miles soutt-
State question No. 58, amending
state constitution relating to township
government: Yes, 7,587; no, 4,365.
State question No. 60, relating to
board of agriculture: Yes, 10,222; no.
In the opinion of Ben W. Riley, sec-
retary of the state election board, the
total vote In the election will not ex-
ceed more than 40 per cent of tha
total voting strength of the state.
In the smallest vote ever cast at a
state election Oklahoma City piled up
fairly good majorltlea in favor of each ,
of the five state questions voted on
Tuesday. Less than 2,500 voters went
to the polls In Oklahoma City.
The constitutional amendment to re-
duce the size of the Board of Agricul-
ture was adopted four to one accord-
ing to complete returns from the 3S
precincts In the city, the vote being
1,788 for and 387 against. The amend-
ment to Article IX, Section 9, being
the railroad amendment, received the
second highest affirmative vote In the
city, it being adopted more than tour
to one. The vote on the question waa
1,877 to 479.
The vote in the capltol on tne oiner
questions was:
Question No. 47 being the repeal of
section 18 of the coal mining bill:
Yes, 1.4*9: no. 693.
Question No. 57. being a constltn-
tional amendment providing for the
distribution of corporation school tax:
Yes, 1.579; no. 587.
Question No. 58. authorizing county
commissioners to call special elections
to vote on township government abolk
tion: Yes, 1.442; no, 3S7.

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