The Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 283, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 29, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ENID DAILY EAGLE.
VOL. IX., NO. 2H3.
Till liSllAY, lll'.l I MIIKIt nn. Hill)
PIUCK FIVE CE.VTS.
HAS W Bill
ALL HEAD) ■
Now in Washington with
ITS PASSAGE EXPECTED
EVERYTHING IS NOW IN READ-
INESS AND BILL WILL
PROBABLY BE PASSED
BEFORE MARCH 4TII.
Washington, Dec. 29.—The per-
manent tariff commission move-
ment was given a boost today by
conferences at the white house and
the capitol, the return of Repre-
sentative Longworth of Ohio, to
Washington with a complete draft
of a bill creating a commission ami
the announcement of Chairman
Payne, of the house committee on
ways and means, that he expected
such legislation before March 4.
Following a discussion with the
president over various features of
the legislative program for this
session, Mr. Payne announced he
was sure a bill for such a com-
mission, acceptable to both con-
gress and the president, would be
put through the senate and house
before this session ends. Later, at
Mr. Payne's instance, he had a con-
ference with Chairman Kmery of
the tariff board, regarding the
personnel and salaries of the pro-
Mr. Emery contended that the
nature of the work and the char-
acter of the men the commission
would need, made It impossible to
operate advantageously if positions
and salaries were rigidly fixed by
ccngress, his idea being that these
should be fixed by the commission
itself. He suggested that indus-
trial experts might have to be en-
gaged for varying terms at various
compensations. Mr. Payne believed
ihat there should be a legislative
check to the aggregate expendi-
tures, but It is said to agree as to
the necessity of flreedom of action
b> the committee as to individual
Embodying features of the tariff
commission bills of Senators Bev-
eridge of Indiana, and La Follet'e
of Wisconsin, introduced at the
last session of congress and of
Congressman Goode of Iowa, and
Lenroot of Wisconsin, at this ses-
sion, and following conferences with
several representatives beflore the
holiday recess, Mr. Longworth, who
Is a member of the ways and
means committee, had drawn a bill
which he expects to introduce next
It creates a commission of five
members, salaried at about $7,500
each, not more than three of the
swme political party, with offices
at Washington, but empowered to
meet anywhere. It is given wide
powers of collection and collation
of facts without authority to make
recommendations, and instead ol
making fixed reports, it can only
report ono special call of congress
or of the president. Its members
are to appear with data before the
senate committee on finance or the
house committee on ways and
means, the two committees which
have to do with tariff legislation.
The commission <is authorized to
require confidential data ftrom cor-
porations as to any subject but
must especially safeguard it from
competitive interests. An import-
ant. provision of the Longworth
bill authorizes the commission to
investigate the cost of production
of all articles covered by the tariff
with special reference to the prices
paid domestic and foreign labor,
the prices paid for raw material*
whether domestic or imported, en-
tering into the manufactured ar-
ticles, the condition of the domes-
tic and foreign markets afflVtlng
the American products Including
detailed information of the cost and
of every element, together with all
other facts, which, in the com-
mission's judgment, will be help-
ful to congress in providing equita-
ble. rates of duty on any articles
and in aiding the president and
three other officials in administer-
ing the custom laws.
One section re-enacts the max-
imum and minimum clause of the
Aldrich-Payne tariff law. Under the
Longworth bill, the five commis-
sioners are to be appointed by the
first for two, three and six terms,
respectively, but these tenures ad-
just themselves to regular six-year
terms flor all.
The ways and means committpe
will take up the commission ques-
tion soon after congress reconvenes.
Some of its members oppose tlu
commission idea, holding that
puts into being another body with
luigh salaries and big general ex-
pense accounts on work l hat should
be done by the department of com-
merce and labor or other regular
departments and all that is neces-
sary is to appropriate to continue
the existence of the present board
through the Taft administration.
HOM) OPERATOR ANI>
Mexico, Mo., Dec. 29.—The coro-
ner's jury investigating the Red
Hummer wreck found the operator
at Vandalia and the flagman of the
freight train guilty of neglect, which
caused the wreck. The operator let
two trains in the block and the flag-
man failed to go back from the
freight with signal.
GOV. GREEN MCCURTAIN
WAS BURIED TODAY
Itody Laid to Rest .Near His Home
at Noon Today—Two
McAlester, Dec. 29.—The funeral
oft Governor Green McCurtain was
conducted from his residence a
mile out of Kinta today, noon
There was two funeral discourses,
one in English by the Rev. W. W.
Chancellor, pastor of the First Bap-
tist church in McAlester, and the
other by the Rev. Mr. James.
The music was rendered by a
quartet composed of Mrs. E. P.
Hill, Miss Naomia Adams, A. 11.
ltingland and Ernest Adams or
McAlester. Interment was in the
old family burial ground at O'd-
Sanbois town, about six miles east
Several of the government offlc
ials at Muskogee attended the fun
eral. Governor I). H. Johnston o.1
the Chickasaw nation was in attend-
ance. Preston Lester, long secre-
tary to Governor McCurtain, E. P.
Hill, and family, Hampton Tuck-
er, Colonel J. J. McAlester an I
wife, Dr. G. E. Hartshorne and
family, are among the McAlester
people who attended.
D. C. McCurtain, who was at his
father's side when the end came
returned yesterday morning. They
returned to Kinta on the early train
FATHER HERE LOOKING
FOR HIS DAUGHTER
Seventeen-Year-Old Girl Left Her
Home in Tulsa Two Weeks
Has any one seen Winnie Jelliff?
Winnie is a 17-year-old girl, light
complected, medium build and wears
a dark red suit. She left the place
at which she was working in Tulsa
two weeks ago and since that time
has not been heard from.
Her father, who is a farmer in the
Creek country near Sapulpa, was in
Enid today looking for her. Miss Jel-
liff was working in a Tulsa restau-
rant and told the proprietor that she
expected to leave, saying she expei't-
ed to go to Enid, Wichita or Oklaho-
ma City. The father learned of his
daughter having left Tulsa Monday
and immediately went to Wichita,
lie could not find her there and de-
cided to come to Enid in search of
his daughter. Thus far he has not
been able to locate her in this city
and will go to Oklahoma City to-
night if he does not get track of her.
"Winnie always liked us," said
Mr. Jelliff today, "and I can con-
ceive of no reason that she would not
let us know where she was going.
She told my son some time ago that
she was going to leave Tulsa' but I
thouhgt I had dissuaded her. Her
mother is almost, distracted by her
disappearance and if I do not find
her here I shall continue the search
till I do find her."
THROWING BROKEN GLASS
IM STREETS MUST STOP
Ordinance Against It is to Be Rigidly
Enforced From No\r
RtDVCTIOM «f OlU
?Opt>-Ctr.T Of Tll£
l-ltA,Rqt MA.Ot tofc.
or* UoWftR. fJC-KTM-
The Passenger—They say that the upper berths are lower, but I fin *d them as high as ever.
The wanton breaking of glass on
the streets, especially in the busi-
s district, has brought many com-
plaints to the police department.
There is a city ordinance against this
and Chief of Police Thrasher this
morning stated that he had informed
the city patrolmen to strictly enforce
'Much damage lias been done au-
tomobile tires, bicycles and rubber
tired buggies on account of breaking
of glass on the streets." said Chief
Thrasher this morning. "I am going
to take hold of this matter vigorous-
ly and see that this ordinance is en-
S. H. Dlemer of Liberty, Mo., is in
Enid for a short visit with his eon,
Dr. F. E. Dlemer,
* * ❖ * + WEATHER ♦ * * * *
* Tonight fair, colder; Frl- *
+ (lay fair, warmer. *>
THE SHORTAGE MAV AMOUNT TO
Alleged Bank Wrecker Was in Jersey
City Yesterday—Nnow in
New York, Dec. 29.—The grand
jury this afternoon returned an in-
dictment aga^st Joseph G. Robin,
whose financial transactions are
alleged to be responsible for the
closing of the Northern Bank of
New York Tuesday. Indictment
charges Iprceny of eighty thousand
dollars from the Northern Bank.
ciety, ousted the Aetna Indemnity
company from Colorado and warned
the public against Joseph G. Robin.
No information was to be had at
the office of the state superintend-
ent of banks bearing on the proba-
ble amount of the alleged shortage
in the Bank of Northern New York,
but a statement was made fly one of
the directors, who wished his name
withheld, that it might aggregate
$800,000 or more. James M. Glf-
ford, attorney for the bank and also
a director, who said yesterday that
all depositors would he paid in full,
tonight estimated that the bank had
quick assets on hand sufficient to
assure all depositors 'GO 2-11 per cent
on the dollar.
DENSITY OF POPULATION
FIGURES GIVEN OUT
wife, and if he had not believed
that the Quecnans were sincere in
their pledge, Haskell would have
had one murderer less to pardon.
Queenan and his relatives signed
an agreement that if his sentence
uas commuted from death to life
imprisonment they would never ask,
tor a pardon from any governor oO
the territory of Oklahoma or from
the governor of any state of which
that territory might form a part.
But they violated their pledge
They declared solemnly, and called
upon God to witness their wordp,
that all they wanted was Tom
Quecnan's life and not his liberty.
Since they broke faith and violated
their pledge it appears that the
j temporary insanity talk was all
Frank Goteli and Genr^ Ilacken-
Hchmidt to Meet—$20,000
Side Bet to Be Put t'p.
Des Moines. Ia., Dec. 29.—"Tick-
led to death," said Frank Goteli
today when lie was told that llack-
enschmidt had accepted Gotch's
challenge to meet any man who
would put up a $20,000 side bet.
"I'm ready to meet the Russian
Lion, as they call him, and show him
I am the world's champion. I would
prefer a match within a Tew weeks.
After meeting him 1 will stay o^f as
long as any one puts up enough
money." A Des Moines citizen of-
fered $10,000 to have the match
pulled off here.
OF Till: BOARD HELD
diode Island Leads the
While Nevada Holds the
New York, Dec. 29.—Denied asy-
lum at the private sanitarium to
which he -was committed as a paran-
oiac, Joseph G. Robin, whose opera- Rhode Island Leads the List
tions closed the Bank of Northern
New York, appeared for a moment in
Jersey City yesterday and then van-
ished with his sister, Dr. Louise Rob- Washington, Dec. 29.—Rhode
inoviteli, in an automobile. Island has 508.5 persons to every
Detectives watched his apartments square mile and heads the list
and the home of his sister last night for density of population according
until District Attorney Whitman re-! to figures issued today by the
ceived word from William Travers j census bureau. Nevada with sev-
Jerome, former district attorney, en-tenths of a person to the mile
that Robin had retained him as coun- is at the bottom. Second in den-
sel. sity list is' Massachusetts with
"Robin is in this city," said Mr. j 418.8, then New Jersey 337.7, Con-
Whitman later, "and Mr. Jerome has! necticut 235.3, New York 191.1.
assured me that he will produce Kansas has 20.5, Nebraska 15.5.
Robin when the <1 istrict attorney j Idaho has increased from 1.9 to 3.9
Pli,\Mcians Meet to Appoint Com-
mittees to Act With the
At a meeting of the Enid Gen
eral Hospital Board last night com-
mittees were appointed in sites,
buildings and contributions for the
new hospital which will be built
here in the near future.
The members of the hoard dis-
cussed matters at length and in
short time will announce definitely
the location and building plan of
the new institution. The members
of the hospital board is composed
of business and professional men
of the city. Last night's meeting
was attended by J. B. Ferguson,
C. C. smith. H. O. McKeevef, 0. L.
Shaw, M. C. Garber, Frank Letson
and J. L. Ryan.
The physicians met this after-
noon at. Dr. Smith's office and ap-
pointed committees to act with
the committees of the board on the
matter of sites and contributions.
Washington Report That He
Would Support Taft
in 1912 ia Denied
HEAD ALMOST SEVERED -
FROM HIS BODY
Young Wife Recently Out of Asylum
Arrested—Axe l*ay By Ills
Laurens. S. C., Dec. 29.—E. A,
Hamilton, a young farmer near here
was found dead In his home today
with his head almost severed from
his body. A bloody axe lay by his
side. His young wife, recently re-
turned from the asylum for insane,
has been arrested. Among her hal-
lucinations before going to the asy-
lum was one that she had killed her
W. l\ OPERATOR HEAD.
Received I« juries in Street Car Col-
Kansas City. Dec. 29. — O. B. Ock-
er, a Western Union telegraph oper-
ator, died here today from the result
of Injuries received in the street car
collision on the Inter-City Viaduct
Tuesday. He Is the third victim. The
other fifty who were Injured prob-
ably will recover.
end Oklahoma from 11.4 to 23.9.
At the sanitarium the following [
statement was made:
"In view of the fact that criminal i
prosecution may be instituted'
against Mr. Robin and because of
certain statements that have been i
made, Dr. Mac Donald requested Mr. I
Robin's sister, Dr. Louise G. Robin- I
ovitchi to remove Mr. Robin from |
the sanitarium. This was done." j
Dr. Max Schlapp, one of the three'
physicians on whose certificate Jus-
tice Amend committed Robin, called
at the district attorney's office to,
make clear his connection witli the !
case and that of his assoc iates. Dr. j
Austin Flint and Dr. Valentine Wild-j
'•We were called into the case,"
said Dr. Schlapp, "by Dr. Louise
Missouri has 47.9,
and Texas 13.8.
MOB BEATS CHICAGO
m CREW BADLY
Used Dynamite to Destroy the Track
—More Trouble is
Chicago. Dec. 29. Mobs beat up
car crews, blew up sections of the
street car track and tried to wreck
ars following the protest, of residents
BADLY WOUNDED MAN
OVERPOWERS ASSAILANTsl™ IN NEW
After Being Shot Three Times By
Rival Over Young
Robinovltch. She gave us a history of the extreme west side against the
of the case, and coming from a rep- demand of the railway company for
utable physician, there was nothing extra fares following the absorption
for us to do but accept her data r s of the line by a rival company,
the facts. The history she gave us Scenes of the wildest, disorder prc-
indlcated paranoia. We put qu?3- vailed.
tions to Robin and his answers con- Dynamite was used a!N clashes
firmed the diagnosis indicated by the [between the citizens and street car
history of the case." j crews were numerous. The cars
Upon application of the attorney were routed without any advance no-
general's office Justice Amend sign- tice, resulting in indescribable con-
ed an order returnable Friday, re-j fusion. The Evanston line has been
quiring the Title and Guarantee com- discontinued and the company
pany of Rochester, implicated with |threatens to tie up other lines un-
the Aetna Indemnity company in the'less the trouble abates.
closing of the Bank of Northern New | The trouble followed the removil
York, to show cause why it should, of receivers Tuesday. The Chicago
not turn over its affairs to the state j Hallway company absorbed all con-
insurance department. The order il- solldated lines within the city lim-
■o acts as an injunction restraining its, allowing the company to charge
the company from transacting any double fares in many sections,
business or disponing of nny of ts ' It also wipes out a number of im-
property until the motion has been 'portent claims against, the company
argued. j arising from judgments secured n
Superintendent Tlotehklps of the the courts. Citizens of Berwin, River
REPUBLIC IS SERIOUS
Government Claims to Have Discov-
ered Plot to Rcstoiv King
Winfield, Dec. 29.—In a fight in
the southeast part of this coun-
ty, yesterday, Sam Flynn shot Sam
Gammon three times. Although
wounded in his abdomen, shoulder
and wrist, Gammon overpowered j ernmenl'is not^iIie'oT the loyaity
Flynn and disarmed him. Flynn of t|,e a|.my ai)(J navy There ,g much
Insubordination in the array. Three
Paris, Dec. 29.—Word from Lis-
bon by way of Madrid says the sit-
uation in the new republic of Portu-
gal is very threatening. The gov-
was taken in charge by the author-
ities, and today was brought here,
where he is lodge in jail on a
charge of assault with intent, to
It Is believed Gammon will le-
eover. The fight is said to have
originated over a rivalry between
the men for the attentions of a
DR. COOK TO LECTURE AT
DES MOINES IN FEBRUARY.
Des Moines. Ia., Dec. 29.—Dr.
Frederick A. Cook, the Arctic ex-
plorer, has accepted an invitation to
lecture here in February under the
auspices of the Press club. The pro-
ceeds are to go to charity.
THINKS QUEENAN SHOULD
HAVE BEEN HANGED
Ex-Governor Ferguson Now Be
lieves Murderer Should Have
Paid the Death Penalty.
cruisers have been ordered to leave
the harbor of Lisbon. The popula-
tion Is becoming alarmed. It is said
that the government, has discovered
a secret society plotting to restore
King Manuel, and that leaders of the
conspiracy have been arrested.
FIREMAN FELL FROM
ENGINE WITHOUT INJURY
While Lighting Headlight P.
HoduMiis lias Miraculous
Escape From Death.
QUEST' NOT DISCUSSED
VOTIIIXG ABOUT THE
HI NT IN REFERENCE
New York, Dec. 29.—'Theodore
Roosevelt lias not declared for the
renomination or President Taftt by
the republican party in 1912. Col-
onel Roosevelt made this foci most
emphatic at his office In the (>"•.-
"All this talk about mby sup-
porting Mr. Taft in 1912 is utterly
absurd, ' he said. "There was
nothing like that discussed by mo
with anyone one at any time.
"And so far as the statements
are concerned that Collector Loeb
has become a Taft dispenser of pat-
ronage in New York in order to se-
cure the state delegation for the
president's renomination in 1912
I know nothing more of the matter
than I have read in the newspa-
pers. So far as I know there Is
nothing in it."
This statement followed the pub-
lic ation of a dispatch flrom Wash-
ington setting forth that Collector
Loeb of New York had been ap •
pointed helmsman of the Taft po-
litical fortunes of regards 1912,
that Colonel Roosevelt had made
overtures of peace with Taft and
that these overtures had been wel-
comed at the white house.
The dispatch went on to say that
Mr. Loeb had been handed over the
New York patronage to be used in
the interest of the renominat.lon of
As the Washington dispatch laid
considerable emphasis on the state-
ment that Colonel Roosevelt had
promised Taft that he would in no
way, shape or form permit his own
name to be used In connection with
1912 the storyi appeared to the col-
onel as having been Inspired in the
white house, hence the promptness
oil his denial.
It also comes from Washington
the President Taft would make no
comment on the remarks of Col-
onel Roosevelt. That he is laying
plans to secure a renomination at.
the hands of the republican party
in 1912 is certain. That he has
selected Collector Loeb of New York
to pilot his campaign also may be
regarded as certain. That Theo-
dore Roosevelt had approved the
program was regarded as certain
here until the publication of his
TEXAS GAME WARDEN
WANTS GAME PRESERVE
To Ask Legislature to Set Aside
50,000 to 100,000 Acres Arid
state insurance department will con-j Forest and many other suburbs have) the pardon of Tom Queenan of Ok-
fer tomorrow with Superintendent boycotted the company and refuse to lahoma City, who killed his wife
MacDonald of the Connecticut lnsn'- allow the cars to run through the and child, ex-Governor T. II. Fcr-
ance department as to whether the j towns. Further clashes are feared | ftuson In his paper, the Watonpa
Aetna Indemnity company of Hart- 'and tin police reservc-i are being held republican, expresses a belief thstj without Injury.
ford shall be restrained from doing in readiness for Instant action. jhe made a mistake in
any further business In this state. j Officials of the company said that Queenan's sentence In
It alpo became known hero that In a gang of inn men were preparing to I place.
April 190S, an official bulletin is- cut ice. -The men had gathered near! "The writer now believes whatj Mr. and Mrs. Roy Myers of US
sued by E. K. Rlttenhonse, then the boiler house when the explosion In did not believe at the time " North Fourth are the parents of a
state, superintendent of insurance In occurred. It was learned positively says Ferguson, "that Queenan fine eight-pound baby girl. Mr.
Colorado and now president of the before noon that HI were killed, j should have hanged by tin* neck Myers Is a barber in Mills Ilro .'
Provident Savings Life Assurance'>o- Seven bodies have been identified, until dead for the murder of his shop.
Falling from his engine, which
was then running at the rate of
twenty miles an hour. F. E. Hodg-
klns, Frisco fireman, miraculously
escaped injury near Steen, three
miles west of here last night.
Hodgklns had gone to the front
of the engine to light the head-
light, and upon his failure to re-
turn the engineer and crew con-
cluded that he must have fallen
flora the engine. The engine was
detached and the crew with a
stretcher started back to look for
llodgkins. expecting to Und hip
Tho fireman was found however
In some manner
commuting he slipped from the engine while
the first: lighting the light.
San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 19.—The
T xas game commissioner's depart-
ment will recommend to the legis-
lature, at its session in January,
that aO.OOO or 100,000 acres of
arid land owned by the state in
West Texas be set aside for the
purpose of establishing a state
game and bird preserve, and for
the propagation and raising of wild
game and wild Howl. It Is held that
such a refuge, with plenty of fret"i
water, enclosed with a ten foot
wolf proof fence, under the charge
of a game keeper to feed and care
tor the wild life could be main-
tained out oft revenue collected
from the sale of hunter's licenses,
etc., provided all hunters were tax-
ed lifty cents per annum.
The game commissioner points
out that there are now thousands
of deer in captivity in public parks
in Texas that the owners would be
glad to turn over to a state game
preserve 011 account of their being
rather expensive pets. Bob White,
blue quail, English ring-neck ani
Chinese pheasants could be raised
in great numbers and shipped Into
territories over the state where
birds of this kind have become al-
most extinct, for restocking pur-
poses. The surplus of wild deer
ould be turned loose on the range
o furnish hunting for the pub-
lic each year. It Is claimed by
thone who have experimented that
prairie chickens and pheasants can
raised with no more trouble or
less than turkeys. When methods
have been perfected so that some
rtalnty will attend such eftforts.
tho members of the farmer's fam-
ily may find in this branch of game
protection a new and profitable
source of income.
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