The Guthrie Daily Star (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 8, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 20, 1912 Page: 1 of 9
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THE GUTHRIE DAILY STAR
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LAHOMA. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MARCH 20. 1912.
TEDDY DABS IN
Number of Cotton Men of Logan
County, Representing Enormous
Amount of Capital To be Tried Uu-
der Indictments Heretofore Quashed
I.ooal Republicans were somewhat i
surprised last night to learn <>f the j
' report from Ne,w York to the effect
1 that Theodore Roosevelt in a speech j
in answer to Talt's Boston speech I
! took a hard rap at James A. Harris I
chairman of the Oklahoma State Cen-
I tral committee.
The report was to the effect that i
1 Mr. Roosevelt read a letter said to
have been written by Harris to Post- j
, master Hugh Ficley, postmaster at
j Hastings, Okla., stating that If he
brought a Taft delegation to the state
convention he would be reappointed i
or something to that effect, and then
went after Harris and the alleged tac-
tics of the Taft leaders in the various
states in an attempt to get Taft dele-
Mr. Roosevelt said that Federal
patronage was being used Jn the
south by Taft men to secure and en-
dorsement for the president. Mr.
Roosevelt's speech was wholly upon
Federal patronage vs. presidential
He took plenty of time to "skin'
Jim Harris in particular and all oth-
er Taft leaders In general.
I WILL BE
BY SOME OF EX OFFICIALS
Old And New Treasurer To Fight it
Out; John Langfitt Takes Place on
Police Force; No Quo Warranto Suit
Has Been Filed Thus Far
In an opinion written by Justice;
Doyle and handed down Tuesday in
Oklaihoma City in the criminail court
of appeals, the constitutionality of
iboth the labor law and the anti-trust
act of 1908 was emphatically sus- (
tained, and it is he'ii that the two
laws are not conflicting. The opin-
ion, which was probably the most;
elaborate ever written in the appel-
late courts, reversed and remanded
the dual cases of the state against
W. H. Coyle, F. E. Houghton, R. A.
Vose, W. O. Cawthorn, E. Cook, South
western Cotton Oil Co., Houghton & i
Douglas Cotton Co., W. H. Coyle Con-
solidated ompanies, W. H. Coyle OilI
company and the Cawthorn Cotton
The decision is one of the most Im-
portant yet coming before the crim-
inal division of the higher courts and
affects not only commercial condi-
tions, but absolutely defines to what
extent the state may control the con f
duct and operation of corporations
and corporation officers. The defen-
dants and defendant companies
represent an aggregate wealth ex-
tending far into the millions and
their indictments, if on trial they are
convicted, will net the individual a
punishment of not less than ten days
In Jail or ten years in the penitentiary
and a fine of not less than $10 nor
more than $10,000.
The actio has been pending since
October, 1909, when the indictments
were returned by a Logan county
grand Jury at Guthrie and got into
the appellate court when Judge A.
H. Huston sustained a demurred on
the principal grounds that the stat-
utes complained of were repugnant
to the fourteenth amendment of the
Jndlctments ( liarite Conspiracy
The state was represented by At-
torney General Charles West and
(Continued on Page Eight.)
PLAN TO HAVE
NEGRO WAITED STRIKE WHICH
E00 A MURDER INVOLVES HALE
IS IN TEXAS? MILLION NEAR?
Sheriff Bart W. Murphy received a
telegram last evening irom the sher-
iff at Buckholtz, Texas, to the effect
that a negro, giving his name as Jim
Smith, thought to be the one who Is
wanted in Guthrie on the charge of
murdering Special Santa Fe Officei
Joe. JCrouskey three weeks ago.
Sheriff Murphy believes that the in-
formation regarding the negro and
bis description received by the Tex-
as authorities is misleading and that
the man who they are holding is the
Sheriff Murphy is confident that
he has the murderer safe in the coun-
ty Jail and unless pretty strong evi-
dence is presented against some oth-
er negro he will not make a trip to
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Washington, March 19.—A general
national coal strike involving 600,000
miners in bbth the anthracite and bi-
tuminous fields, wasprfcdicted today
by Chairman Wilson of the house la-
bor committee, in case the anthracite
interests fail to reach an agreement
by April 1..
"Since the bituminous miners have
not agreed to the new terms, a strike
will be certain to involve all of them"
He expressed an opinion that an
agreemnt might be reached, howev-
er, at the meeting of the bituminous
miners and operators at Cleveland.
It is now thought that the operators
will refuse the demands of the min-
Mrs. Fred Ryser of Oklahoma City
spent the day with Miss Anna Foley.
BRIBE CHARGES liY RESULT IN THE
ELECTION OF DEMOCRATIC SENATORS
Santa Fe, N. M., March 19. (Spl.)—
There is Btrong likelihood tonight
that New Mexico will send two Dem-
ocrats to the United States 3enate<
"The arrest of four members of the
House of RepresenWitives here this
morning on a charge of accepting
bribes to vote for certain senatorial
candidates has turned the tide of sen-
timent so strong that the Republi-
cans, with a two thirds majorty, ma>,
not be able to elect a candidate. Al-1
though no decision was reached in
the balloting today 'both Democratic
candidates lead in the voting.
According to State Senator T. J.
Mabray the four men arrested here,5
this morning were caught In the act of
passing $5,000 alleged bribe money.
There was great excitement follow-
ing the arrests and the accused men
declared their intention of resigning.
They later said by way of explaining
their predicament that they had fram-
ed up the trap In order to catch cer-
tain "higher ups" whose names they
did not divulge.
The men arrested are Jose P. Lo-
cero, Julian C. Trujillo, Manuel Cor-
dova and Louie H. Monteva.
These men are alleged to have
been caught in the act of taking from
the hand of Elefego Baca, recently
a candidate for Congress on the Re-
publican ticket, $500.00 in currency
which Baca says was used as a de-
coy to find out if these members were
purchasable. He was supposed to
have tipped off officers who caught
the men red handed. The resigna-
tions of the men accused of the brib-
ery which was signed and placed in
the hands of the officers who made
the arrest have been withdrawn and
the four men appeared tonight and
say that the hearing before a Senate
committee which is to be given them
tonight they will have a long story
to tell. They say that they were
forced to sign the confessions and re-
signations at the point of revolvers.
It Is expected here that Interesting
developments will follow.
The first ballot taken for U. S. Sen-
ators today resulted in no election
indicating a dead lock.
PUns are being made by L. H. Sel-
sor, head of the ilocal base ball move-
ment for a state league franchise here
to have some of the big teams now
training in the Southwest stop at this
place for one or more games each, in;
order to play with the locals and also
try the minearl waters at Mineral
Well Park. This, according to Selsor;
will be one of the best methods of
getting the players and managers of
the big league teams to know exactly'
what Guthrie can offer in the way j
of training grounds next spring.
In addition to the big leagues, at-,
tempts will be made also to get sucli
teams as Kansas City, Topeka, WichI-1
ta, St. Joseph and others to stop off
here for a series of games and tea:
the Guthrie waters. SeJsor Is confi-
dent that Guthrie lias even better wa-
ters to offer the big leaguers than j
have Hot Spring, Mineral Well, Tex-
as and other points that are now get- j
ting the big teams to train there.
The local committee, raising the |
guarantee for the state !eague team, j
expects to work among the citizens j
today. It is necessary to close up
this portion of the work at the ear1
liest possible moment in order that
the players, whom Guthrie is relying
u|>on, can be slged and ordered to re-
port. At the present time Ave pitch-
ers; two catchers and a half dozen
infielders and outfielders are await-
ing contracts to sign.
WINNER IN N.
Bismark, N. D., March 19.—Returns
from the presidential preference pri-
maries which were held thruout No.
Dakota today are very slow In coming
but indications at midnight are that
LaFollette has won the state nearly
two to one.
Bismark, N. D., March 19.—Follow-
ing the most strenuous campaign in
the political history of North Dakota
a state wide primary was held today
to give the voters of both parties an
opportunity to declare their prefer-
ence for candidates for president of
the United States. The primary was
the first of its kind ever held in this
Country. Early reports from all sec-
tion indicate an unusually heavy
heavy vote. The keen interest taken
in the contest between Roosevelt and
LaFollette for the Republican in-
dorsement has >'ed to arrangements
being made to secure the returns as
early as possible. But as the pri-
mary system is new and many of thf
polling officials more or less unfam-
iliar with their duties It is probable
that the definite results of the bal-
loting will not be learned before to-
morrow night, particularly in the
event of a close contest.
For the best interests of the city!
of Guthrie and the people generally
and to iiop a fight w^hich has kept
things In an uproar in (facial clr-
i cles during the past year, City At-j
torney Hepburn, who was one of the
leading attorneys in the former suit
| against the Commissioners has relin-1
ciulshed his office and will not make
: any further attempt to retain the city
attorneyship. Mr. Hepburn states
however, that he Believes he could i
hoild his position as city attorney un-
j til May, 1913, if he desired to make a
tight. His theory Is that as his off-
ice was elective and the fact that his
time is not out until May, 1913, en-
titles him to ho'.d it until that time
Mr. Hepburn realizes that If. would
take a long fight thru.all of the courts 1
j c iid not desiring to cause the commlsj
sloners further trouble hss d-cided
'o look after his personal practice.I
He has Just formed a partnership
with former Police Judge Will C!\ai>-
Commissioner of Public Safety
Carter yestclav announced the ap-
pointment on the police force of John
Langfitt. M\ Langfltt assumed his
new duties yesterday afternoon The
first thing he did was to give the Jail
md cells a thorough leaning ind
Mr. Langfltt has been in charge of
the Federal Jail for more than six
years and anyone who knows any-
thing at all about the affairs of the
jail knows that Mr. Langfltt has
Commissioner Carter certainly did
not "go wrong" ln selecting Mr. Lang
fitt as a member of the force.
Felton In Jailor
William Gregory was appointed as
chief engineer at the City water work
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TOTAL NUMBER DANK DEPOSITS
OF DEAD IN EX- j IN THIS STATE
PLOSION IS 16 SHOW DECREASE
SPECIAL MEETIVG CHAMBER OF
A special meeting of the directors I
and members of the Chamber of Com- :
nierce is hereby called for ten o'clock
this, Wednesday, morning to hear the
report of the special committee upon
the Mulhall oil well proposition and
take up other matters of great im-
portance to Guthrie. Every publk,
spirited citizen of Guthrie is urged to
NED HOLMAN, President.
FRED L. WENNER, Secy.
Dont miss the Senior Play Thurs-
day evening. There will be much ex-
citement, good music and enough ta
please the most critical This play
is now in fine shape, each student do
ing excellent work. The stage will
be a vision of beauty, and the ladies'
costumes the latest creations from
Paris. Come and see the 'latest In
millinery as well as In military tac-
San Antonio, Tex., March 19. -j
Neither dynamite nor nitro-glycerine
had anything to do with yeysterday's
Southern Pacific locomotive explosion
here, which already has cost thirty-
two lives. This much is known ai
one of the flnindgs of the committee
investigating the catastrophe.
The explosion was of steam in the
boiler, but whether some outside
agency had a hand in the steam ex-
plosion has not yet been fully deter-
mined by the committee. The point
now under Investigation is whether
the locomotive safety valve was de-
fective or whether it had been tam-
pered with. The committee does not
meet until this afternoon when at-
tempts will be made to test this valve
question. It may be several days'be-
fore the cause of the explosion is
The total number of dea&' has
Oklahoma City, March 19.—Individ-
ual deposits in state banks of Oklaho-
; ma on February 20 totalled $39,391,-
780.49 according to the consolidated
statement made public by State Bank
Examiner J. D. Lankford, Tuesday.
These figures show a slump of ap-
proximately two million dollars com-
pared with the last previous state-
ment, of December a, when the de-
posits umounted to $41,104,162.22, the
first time In 1911, when they showed
a gain in the quarterly statement.
Six hundred and thirty-three banke
reported their condition on February
20, compared with the 628 In Decem-
ber and the average reserve on hand
was 38 per cent compared with 4-1.1
in December. Loans and discounts
i were $31,874,122.28 as against $31,-
897,238 on December 5.
Watch The Daily Star Grow.
Watch The Daily Star Grow.
COW MEETING OF RETAILERS HERE,
TO BOOST EIGRH NINER CELEBRATION
BE TRIED AGAIN ON A MURDER CHARGE
The Retailers held an interesting
meeting last night and transacted
much important business in the inter-
est of the merchant, and in addition
to the local affairs decided to call a
county meeting to be held at the next
regular meeting night April "9, 1912;
the merchants of all the surrounding;
towns will be extended an invitation
and asked to participate In the meet-
ing; invitation will also be' tendered;
several officers of the State associa-
tion to be present and outline the
plans for their organization for this
year. A large delegation will also
be appointed to attend the National;
Retailer's Convention to be held in
Oklahoma City April 22-24. It was
the sense of the meeting thatthe local
organization renew its membership
with the State association at the coun
ty meeting April 9 at which time alble
speakers will be present to answer
Questions that all members may wish
to know about either state or national
associations. A buffet luncheon will
be served at 6:30 and every member
of the Guthrie Retailers' association
will be earnestly solicited to be pres-
ent, participate in the meeting and
help entertain the visiting guests.
They Will Decorate
Resolutions were passed to the ef-
fect that all of the members of the
Retailers' Association be requested to
participate in the '89ers parade at
their celebration on April 22 an<J
as many as can furnish floats of ve-
hicles of some descriptive advertis-
ing their respective lines of business;
also that all business men of the cityf
be requested to decorate their various
stores in honor of the '89ers.
Oklahoma City, March 19 (Spl.)—
Whether under the Oklahoma statute
a man having been convicted of man-
slaughter can 'be placed on trial again
on a charge of murder will be the
first point taken up when the case of
Frank Manning is called Wednes-
day in the District court of Oklahoma
City. Manning is charged with the
murder of Tom Whitsell on August
31, 1908. Whtsell was a linotype op-
erator working for the Oklahoman.
When first tried Manning was convict
ed of manslaughter. He appealed to
the criminal court of appeals where
the decree was reversed and the case
remanded for trial. The second'lnfor
mation charges him as before with
murder and his attorneys have filed
a plea in bar to the accusations. In
most states a verdict from the jurq
of a charge less than that for which
an accused man is tried bars him
froii^ being tried on the same charge
the second time. In Oklahoma, many
years before statehood, it' was held
by the courts that a verdict of man-
slaughter when murder is charged
does not prevent a second trial on
the charge of murder but according
to the constitution of Oklahoma the
! acquittal of a charge prevents a sec-
ond accusation on the same charge.
In the previous trial it was the con-
tention of the defense that Manning
1 killed Whitsell ln self defense and at
the time Whitsell had broken into
Manning's place of business.
ATTENTION K. OF P.
There will be a special meeting to-
night, March 20, to wHch you are
earnestly resuested to be present.
The Grand Chancellor and others ol
the Grand Officers will be present
•wiflh us, for the purpqse of making ar*
rangements for the Grand Lodge meet
ing in Guthrie, May 14 and 15. So,
Lunch and cigars will be served.
I. N. SMITH'SON, C. C.
PAUL WULLIAMS, K. of R. & S.
Don't fall to attend the meeting of
the Chamber of Commerce today.
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Hornaday, W. H. The Guthrie Daily Star (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 8, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 20, 1912, newspaper, March 20, 1912; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc275319/m1/1/: accessed September 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.