The Taloga Times. (Taloga, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 2, 1913 Page: 2 of 8
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THE TALOGA TIKES
Arthur J. Dashsr, Pub.
TALOGA- : s \ T
WHAT HAS HAPPENED
interesting items Gathered From All
Parts of the World Condensed
Into Small Space for the Ben-
efit of Our Readers.
The federal supreme court declined
to enjoin Des Moines, la., from en-
forcing its 90-cent gas ordinance pend-
ing consideration by the court of its
■ That a protectorate over that por-
tion of Mexico in which American in-
terests are would soon be established,
was the announcement in a recent
President Taft has granted a full
and absolute pardon to John W. Hall,
ex-United States district attorney at
Portland, Ore., who was convicted
June 1 of conspiracy in unlawful fenc-
ing of public lands.
Senator Bristow of Kansas has in-
troduced a bill providing for a pref-
erence primary for the selection of
The House ^adjourned for the holi-
day recess without waiting for the
third message of President Taft. The
Senate remained in session unttl the
message was read.
For nearl.V* five hours J. Pierpont
Morgan, the Wall Street magnate,
was before the congressional commit-
tee investigating the "money trust."
Mr. Morgan said that all the banks
In Christendom could not form a mo-
nopoly that would control money. He
also said he did not seek the vast
financial power credited to him and
did not realize that he possessed it.
President Taft is reported to have
sent a warning to Mexico regarding
the attacks on American lives and
property by rebels in that country.
Jerry McMurtry, 17 years old,
■walked into a drug store at Harts-
horne. Ok., took a bottle of poison
from the shelf and drank the content*
after remarking that he wag tired of
living. He died soon afterward.
Charles 8. Mellon, president of the
New York, New Haven & Hartford
Kailrcad; E. J. Chamberlin, president
of the Grand Trunk Railroad of Can-
ada, and Alfred W. Smlthers, chair-
man of the Grand Trunk board of di-
rectors. have been indicted by the
federal grand jury at New York
charged with violating the Sherman
The Alton "Hummer" on the way
from Chicago to Kansas City was held
up near Springfield, 111., and the ex-
press car robbed of valuables estf
mated to be worth $50,000. The ban-
dits did not molest the passengers.
Posses immediately started in pursuit
of the robbers.
The Union Pacific railway has made
application to the Department of Com-
merce and Labor for permission to
operate a wireless service along its
Four indictments have been re-
turned by a Coalgate, Ok.t grand Jury
against C. H. Witter, a banker of
Tupelo. Ok. He is charged with em-
bezz'ement and destroying bank
Within sight of scores of people In
Buffalo, N. Y., a highwayman held up
two clerks in the city ticket office of
the Grand Trunk Railway and stole
The supreme court of Kansas has
denied a writ of habeas corpus to John
A. Flack, the defaulting cashier Of
the Abllege (Kan.) State Bank.
In an attempt to save two children
whose horse had been frightened by
a motor car in which he was riding,
Dean Kirk of Dodge City, Kan., was
killed near Mineola.
On a federal indictment charging
fraudulent use of the mails in promot*
Ing stock for a mill where linen was
supposed to be made In a day, six
men were arrested in a raid conduct-
ed by postofflce inspectors at the of-
fice of the Sterling Debenture Com-
pany in New York. Investors are
said to have been fleeced out of $10,-
000,000 by the promoters.
John Helnrichs, who had been
drinking heavily, committed suicide
after killing his wife at Auburn.
While the pastor was offering
prayer at a Minneapolis church, Mrs.
A. Laderaut, a member of Um congre-
gation, died of heart dltaaae.
Eugene Goodall, 6 years old, was
shot and killed and Clarence Yates,
7 years old, was severely wounded
while playing "Wild West" at Marion,
The osntrsl and western portions of
Oklahoma w r* r*e*atly covered with
Aa unidentified negro was shot and
killed by a Burns detective while at*
tempting to rob the express car on the
Frisco "Meteor" near Chandler, Ok.
It was said the negro had killed r.
man at Chandler before boarding the
\yhlle handling a1 package that con-
tained a revolver Intended as a Christ
mas present, the express agent at Dar-
danelles Ark., accidentally shot and
killed a bystander. He was exoner-
ated by a coroner's Jury.
Twenty thousand men of the war-
ships of the Atlantic fleet will con-
tribute 25 cents each to purchase a
wedding present for Miss Heten Gould
as an appreciation of what she has
done for the service.
The Opera House iblock in Mays-
ville, Mo., was recently destroyed by
fire which caught during the progress
of a film show. Three persons were
injured in the panic which followed.
The loss was $52,000.
J. H. Logue, a diamond merchant
of Chicago, was found murdered in
his office in the business district of
! Chicago. The body was badly muti-
i lated and the evidence was plain that
the victim had been tortured before
his death. The police believe the
crime was committed out of revenge.
Some years ago Mr. Ix>gue had been
the prosecuting witness against dia-
The fire drill saved the lives of 40C j
school children at Springfield, Mo.: ;
when fire broke out during Christmas I
exercises in the Bewerman school, j
The children marched out in two min- \
utes. The buildliig was entirely j
Patrick T. Keleher, apparently in-
sane, forced his way into the home of ;
Bishop John J. Hogan of the Catholic i
diocese of Kansas City and .'cmand-
ed $100,000,000. When taken in j
charge by the police he told them that '
he had intended to kill the venerable
bishop If his demand was not com-
A thief entered the apartment of
Miss Nina J. Hanna in broad day-
light at Kansas City and stole jew-
elry and clothing worth $7,000. Most
of the jewels taken were family heir-
The police of Kansas City have re-
ceived information that Bruce M.
Priddy, secretary of Real Estate Ex-
change, who committed suicide De-
cember 1, was hounded to hiB death
Twenty-five thousand employes of
the Frisco railway system were grant-
ed old age and disability pensions as
a Christmas gift, according to an an-
nouncement from the general offices
in St. L/mis. Tfie plan will be effec-
tive on July 1 next.
Governor-elect Hodges of Kansas
has announced the appointment of ,
Charles Sawyer of Norton as bank !
commissioner, Frank Comisky of j
Pittsburg as state coal oil inspector |
and W. E. Brooks of Fort Scott a«
member of the board of control.
TEACH FARMING IN RURAL SCHOOLS
ADVICE OF PROMINENT BANK OFFICIAL
BETTER THAN 916,000 IN CITY
BUSINESS IS 12,000 IN POUL.
Oklahoma Need* a General Movement
For Better Rural Education, Es-
pecially Teaching Thing, Boya
and Girle On the Farm
Need to Know.
POULTRY AND HOO TRAIN
WILL TOUR THE STATE
Enid, Okia.—Speaking to an audi-
ence of 600 students and teachers in
the auditorium of the Enid high
school, W. B. Harrison, secretary of
the Oklahoma Bankers' association,
advocated introducing in the course of
study of every rural school In Okla-
homa the subject of soil fertility and
"Every applicant for a certificate to
teach in the rural schools of this
state should be required to pass an
examination showing his ability to
teach soil fertility and" allied subjects
just as he now is required to be. com-
petent to teach mathematics and read-
ing. This Ib an agricultural state,
farming is by all odds our chief indus-
try and It is little less than a crime
to bring up our boys and girls with-
out teaching them some of the prin-
ciples of soil production," said the
"I do not mean that one can learn
to farm successfully merely by study-
ing theories about farming, but I do
mean that the production of thousands
of our farms could be largely Increased
by better methods of cultivation and
adapting the soil to what It will best
grow. Having been raised on a farm
I know how the farmer looks upon,
and almost resents, any suggestion of
this kind from a city man, but there
are plenty of facts to show that the
farmers of Oklahoma can get better
results for their labors than they are
getting now and surely they will not
object to the effort of those who
would bring about such an end."
Mr. Harrison said that Oklahoma
needs a general movement for better
rural education, and especially tor
teaching in the schools the things
which the boys and girls on the farm
need to know. "Teaching our boys
and girls that which they must go
to the city to use is largely responsi-
ble for the drift from the farms to the
city," he said.
Holding in his hand a book on soil
fertility he said It would be of greater
benefit to Oklahoma to have such a
work adopted as a part of the regular
course of study In every school in the
state than to have half the subjects
now taught In the schools retained
there. "I am In hearty sympathy with
an education along liberal lines for
our youth," be said, "but they also
ought to be taught how to make a
good living, and In a strictly agricul-
tural section like this they ought to be
taught how to succeed on the farm.
Instead of having false Ideas about the
easy accumulation of wealth In the
city held before them, our boys should
be made to know that an Investment
of $2,000 In a poultry farm will. If
properly attended yield a greater reve-
nue than $15,000 Invested In the aver-
age business In the city."
Good roads, consolidated schools, the
teaching of better farming methods
and the consequences of carrying out
this program would, the speaker said,
solve the "back to the farm" problem,
and solve it from, the standpoint of
causes Instead of effects.
As the royal parade was entering
the gate of Delhi, the new rapltal of
India, a native threw a bomb from a
housetop which struck the howdah in
which Viceroy Hardinge and Lady
Hardinge were sitting. The explosion
wounded the viceroy in the shoulder,
killed one attendant and wounded an-
other. Lady Hardinge was uninjured.
The Russian government has discov-
ered an alleged revolutionary plo'
among students In St. Petersburg.
Two violent earthquake shocks oc-
curred at Messina and Reggio di Ca-
labria, Sicily. The disturbance caused
a great panic but there were no'
A force of 230 federal troops are re-
ported to have been annihilated by
Mexican rebels at Ascenclon, Mex.,
Twtnty-two of the twenty-seven |
members of the crew of the Furness
line steamer Florence, lost their lives
in the wreck of the vessel on the
ledges west of St. ShottB during a
Hundreds of workmen engaged In
constructing the Moutdor tunnel
through the mountains between Italy
and France had a narrow escape when
a powerful subteranean stream poured
Into the excavation. The damage is
heavy but no casualties were reported.
During a performance of a moving
picture show near Brussels a film
caught fire. The flames spread with
great rapidity causing a dreadful
panic In which 12 persons were killed
and 20 Injured.
ly>ndon suffragists made another
raid on the letter boxes, using red
and black liquids In an effort to de-
stroy the addresses on the heavy
Oklahoma A. * M. College Mm Inter,
eated Railroads In Proposition—
To Start January 20.
Stillwater, Okia.—So great waa the
interest aroused bj^the recent Kaffir
corn special train of the Rock Ialand,
which has just completed a 1,600-mile
itinerary through the state, that ar-
rangements have been made for a Poul-
try and hog rain similarly to tour the
The A. and M. college on December
2 addressed a letter to four railroads
in Oklahoma, inviting them to co-op-
erate with the college as on former
occasions, and proposing a poultry and
hog train to be run practically in ev-
ery county In the stats, no less than
thirty days to be devoted to the work.
These roads have indicated their In-
terest and will co-operate freely in mak-
ing the service to the people of Okla-
homa worth while.
This train will be run beginning
January 20, and will continue into Feb
ruary. Should it be received favor-
ably by the people who are mostly con-
cerned with poultry and bogs, other
railroads will be invited to co-ope rats
and the Itinerary will be extended as
long as the Interest of the people will
Justify the effort on the part of the
college and railroads to encourage the
raising of poultry and hogs.
The packeries at Oglahoma City and
other points realize that stock hogs'
have been depleted in numbers and
the poultry and commission men re-
port a similar shortage of poultry
: stock. The purpose of this train wll!
be to encourage the farmers and bust,
ness men to stock the farms with
poultry and hogs during the coming
year and introduce the best breeds
and types In doing this.
CHANDLER CAMP REJECTED.
War Department Abandons Around*
Chosen for Mobilisation.
Oklahoma City, Okia.—Owing to an
adverse report by army inspectors en
the auto's rifle range at Chandler,
that place has been abandoned by the
department as a mobilisation camp and
another site will be selected. The war
department designated camp grounda
In all states more than a year ago, for
uae of the federal government in as-
sembling troops of that state in case
of war. "
The department's action In no way
interferes with the state maintaining
the rifle range and ground for stmt*
encampment purposes. Several sites
tor a new camp are being discussed.
One is the Northeast park, several
miles northeast of the Rock Island
deopt here. Lawton is offering a site
near the Fort Sill military reservation,
which would embrace as much land aa
the government desired, with a whole-
some water supply from adjoining
mountains, and a good target range
surface. Muskogee has several sitae,
any one of which, it is eald, will meet
Recalled Mayor Loeee Suit
McAlester, Okia.—The trial of the
case of Pete Hanraty vs. B. A. Enloe,
Jr., was decided in the district oourt,
Judge R. C. Allen of Muskogee de-
ciding in favor of the defendant. Pete
Hanraty was the first mayor of Mc-
Alester under commission form of gov-
ernment and was recalled at an elec-
tion held last April, after which Enloe
was appointed mayor and is serving.
Hanraty refused to give up his office
and brought quo warranto proceedings
to try the title to the office. Judge
Allen holds this recsll provision of the
McAlester chsrter constitutional. The
case was appealed to the supreme
Killed Companion with Bedslst.
Durant, Okia.—Struck on the head
with a bedslat, James Tedford, a farm
hand, died recently, and his assailant,
Noah Walters, who claims be acted In
self-defense when Tedford drew a
knife on him, was placed In Jail.
Robbers Blow Up Bank Safe.
Oklahoma City, Okia.—Three men
blew open the vault of the Bank of
Jones, at Jones, Oklahoma county, and
escaped in an automobile, with $1,800.
The charge of nitroglycerine used was
so heavy it blew out the front of the
bank and damaged adjoining build-
ings. Several persons awakened by
the noise ran into the streets in time
to see three men leave the bank. The
men were traced to tb town .'linite,
where they entered an automobile.
William M. Richardson, for several
years news editor of the Washington
Star, is dead at his home in Drum-
Dr. H. P. Porter, a former army sur-
geon. Is dead at Us borne in Butler,
Mo. Me was 73 years old.
A. 3. Denton, l member of a Kan.
mi Cltjr grain Arm, was killed recent
if In aa automobile aocMtot sew
Will is Broken; $200,000 involved.
Lawton, Okia—An estate of nearly
$200,000, Involving Oklahoma, Ne-
vada and California property, le re-
opened by decision of a district court
jury here, breaking the will of Elijah
Wildman, 103 years of age at the time
of his death. The jury decided that
Wildman, who died In 1908, waa In-
competent at the time his will was
made, May 8, 1908, and that he waa
unduly Influenced in its making, fav-
oring nine 'of his eleven children and
cutting off a son and daughter, Will-
lam Wildman of California, and Clar
issa Meeks of Colorado, without any
Bound Over On Aeeault Charge.
Tulsa, Okia.—As the result of the
counv attorney's Investigation of the
confiscation of two wagon loada of
whiskey and thelhooting of Walter
Allison laat week by "Blllle" Adams,
•tat* enforcement officer, th* latter
bag Just been bound over under
$1,000 bood, charged wltk assault with
latent to Hill. Tb* lnvntlfatlm will
Muskogee Votes Bonds.
Muskogee, Okls.—At a special elec-
tion recently Muskogee voted $lfi0,000
bonds for park purposeo. The propo-
sition carried ssven to one. Seventy-
five thousand dollars of the amount
goes as a bonus for the Missouri, Ok-
lahoma A Gulf general railroad shops,
$20,000 to buy a permanent alte tor
the stats fair, and the remainder for
park sites. The bonus Is not to be
paid over for the shops until the com-
pany completes the bullrings.
Fearing Insanity, Hanger Herself.
Enid, Okia.—Brooding over • fear
that she was becoming Insane, Mrs.
Hiram 8tarn, aged 18, banged herself
at her home, four miles southweet of
Garber. The body waa discovered In
the granary by a 7-year-old aon, who
was playing—unsuspecting his moth-
er's deelgn—about the houae with
neighbor boy*. The husband was in
Garber on business. Several tlmea
Mrs. Stain had told neighbors that ahe
would commit suicide becaus* she waa
afraid she was nearlng Insanity. Ill
health Is believed to be partly reepon-
slble for her morbid fear.
Banker Arrested Per Big Shortage,
Pryor, Okia.—W. L. Jones, former
president of the Pryor State bank,
which failed November t$, waa ar-
rested her* chargad with misap-
propriating the bank's fond*. Jon**
waa placed und*r $10,000 bond which
wssfurnlsUd by hi* brathaMfrhw.
According to tkt report of tk* bank
Msmtew, Jones mlsapprotrlated I1T,-
000 in aaih of tk* beak's mm
imo* wwthlsw tote* M (to
ti HfflUlMlr, HMH.
Town of New Jay Qlv** Up PlgM.
•Jny, Okia.—The aupporters of n*w
Jay in the county seat controversy
have abandoned their efforte to gain
possession of the county records and
decided to allow the board of county
commissioners, who take ofTice Jan-
uary i, to settle the dispute. Thla
change in attitude on the part ef'the
new Jay faction, it is said, followed
the orders <# Adjutant- General Prank
Canton to old Jay defendero to erect
breastworks arqond the oourthouse
and protect -If. The report that an
attack made by the new Jay crowd
is true, according to the best inform*,
tlon obtainable, in the shooting it I*
said a stray bullet missed General Can-
ton's head. His order to old Jay to
defend the courthouse followed this
incident. "We will make no further
move until arter January 1," said Sher-
Crushed By Engine Wheel.
Frederick, -Okia.—Frank Mather
'led at Manitou from the effect of I
Juries received in working with * i
ollne engine. He had made an uni
ceaaful attempt to start the engine h.
stuck hie hesd through the spokes ...
the fly-wheel, when the engine sudds*-
ly "kicked hack." The blow brok* his
Jaw bona, cut a terrible gash In his
throat, broke his collar bone and para-
lysed a portion of his body.
Rlfls Range Title Faulty,
Guthrie, Okia.—United Statee At-
torney Homer N. Boardman has tuned
down as fsulty the title to the lend
near Chandler purchased aa a rifle
range for the Oklahoma national
guard. The stats has erected several
buildings on he land. Boardman'e
predecessor, John Embry, investigated
the title and approved it
Boy Dlee In Burning Barn.
Taloga, Okia.—Overcome by smoke
from burning bay, Samuel Crum, is.
year-old eon of Jamee Crum, living
near Putnam, was burnsd to death In
* fire that destroyed Crum's barn.
Four mulee were also burned. Recent-
ly Crum's wife waa drowned a abort
distance from where the boy waa
burned to death.
Held to Qrand Jury.
McAlester, Okls.—H. C. Solvldge of
Hanna, bad a preliminary hearing be-
fore a United Statee commissioner
here on a charge of Introducing llquer
end was bound over In the eum of $$00
to await the action of the federal
Deetroy Liquor Sale Evldenee.
Verden, Okie.—In what the police
assert wa* an attempt to destroy
evldenee against several prominent elt-
Isens of Chickasha, who, they eay,
shipped In their "Christina* liquor"
through thla town, th* Rock Island sta*
tlon h*re was broken into and several
leave* from tb* freight and *ipr***
book* stolen. A dsputy United Stat**
marshal at Chickasha r*c*ntly confis-
cated 17# gallons of whisky here ad-
dressed to Chickasha citisens. Police
assert the etetlon's books were to hav*
been ussd as evidence to show that
th* liquor wss shipped and to whom it
ws* consigned. Shipments of liquor
•re not ncc*pt*d at Chickasha, be-
cause of the proximity to Indian set
Rat Kill* Babyl M*tH*r Indlsted.
Muskogee, Okla.-Oladys Davis M
tktortty, wa* Indicted, cksr«*d wit*
murd*r, becaus* of a* d**th *f h*r
tkr«* w**ks *14 child tea days ago.
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•Wm to • room s*v*ral hours ul
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