Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Okla.), Vol. FOURTEEN, No. 203, Ed. 1 Monday, August 25, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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CHICK ASH A OKLAHOMA MONDAY AUGUST .5 1913.
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V President Will Report on Mexican
Situation to Congress Tomorrow
Unless Huerta Backs Up in
NO REPLY IS SENT
TO TOE LAST NOTE
Negotiations Must Be Re-opened
by Huerta-Message Will Express
Friendship for Mexico Is
Ready for Printer
Telegram by United Press.
Washington Aug. 25. The president
today declared tliut he will read his
message to the Joint session or con-
gross at 1 o'clock tomorrow unle
Huerta changes front.
It was learned that the government
did not reply in a new note to Huerta
us the rejitction of mediation was
Huerta must reopen the negotiations
if they arc revived. J
That the nisanse is couched in
irietidly term was stated today by the
ptcsident. lie said he will emphasize
the friendliness fdt for Mexico even
though the administration feels tha;
affairs of the Mexican have been mis-
managed. The menage of the president is the
third ami in liie longest yi delivered
by Wilson. The medial ion proposal
arid Huerta's noli
of rejeetion will be
t.v P'ruirtent irid fru-tds Hint jH
was ut.dwided whether to make a spe-
rifle recommendation for new lines of
artier. Thin :il Le (i;.eUa8l at ti-
White IIoup (i)frr.'!i e tonight. The
president denied reports that John
l.ind is to return to this country im-
mediately. Telegram by I'nltcd Prft
Mexico City Aiitr. 25. A pei fme-toi y
ir.v.;ntigation was made today of the
deaths of Scrapie Rendon and Ile.des
Mange) Maderixta members of the
chamber of deputies killed because of
their opposition to the RovernmenT.
The reported assassination of the
fiepufies it is believed .caused l.ind to
notify the president that Huerta was so
S'nbhorn thn it w;ei imm tn rv to
bring ahout rnre frlndly rolatfon.
Tf-1pjrram by T'njled Press
Washington Aug. '2". Specula! ion
was rife Jktp today as to whether the
president H'ould adhere to his rlan to
red hi mes;iie on the Mexican sit-ii-iirrj
ofnro ro--fis tmrrw
Officials denied that the. president
was holding the mes-jise ss a "club"
over Huerta or had delivered an ulti-
matum to the de l'sMo execniive ne-
mandlng that Huerta jeeept his media-
tion plan to prevent delivery of the
The presidet showed every evi-
dence today of a firm Intention to de-
liver the massage. lie planned to di-
xulgo tho contents of it in advance to
the senate foreign relations commit-
1ee Secretary Drynn today read the mes-
sr.e which will he printed tonight so
that every onneremnn may havo a
copy of it tomorrow.
The adminlstraiion was bnpefnl that
leiDt'tt li it! l I. llelIiiplllellls ill Mexico
ny would materially alter tne tenor
of th message The president is pleas-
ed at the support of his policy by most
of the world power.
Recorded by the local TJ
weather bureau obierver:
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j Fe2n Aliexpt..-.by Friends When
j Prisoner Crosses Line Before
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j Telegram by Tinted Tress.
j Sherbrooke Auk. 2:1. Rumors that
j an attempt to bribe officials and per-
j inn ma to go to Virginia created a j
i sensation this afternoon. It was said
that fi.ty thousand dollars was avail-
able for the purpose.
Telegram y Vnlted Prw
hhcrurooke Aug. 25. Physical force
may yet be resorted Jo in the Thaw
case. A clash may come immediately
after he crosses the line when he dp.
parts into Vermont.
Histrtct Attorney Conger of Duchess
county New York frankly admiis that
he fears Thaw's friends may attempt
to rescue him before he can be arrest-
ed and Conger promisees them a n urm
reception if they siart anything.
Thaw's attorneys now expect to ap-
pear In court Wednesday prepared to
argue the writ of habeas corpus as
sailing the commitment. They ad-'
mitted that should 1 haw he freed h- j
fore noon they expect immigration of- j
ficers to arrest him and grant a hear-
ing on the charge of illegally enterln;;
Canada und an undesirable alien.
Counsel say there will be no fight
if the government develop a pertct
case but they will appeal if it is im-
perfect which would kei.p the case in
the Canadian courts indefinitely. The '
lawyers claim to believe that Thaw i
can't be arrested in Vermont. j
Two coufei'i aces in one of which I
Thaw participated were held Sunday !
by Thaw's lawyers. Charles White
t. MeKeown tol. Harry Frazer
u i; .am a. rror." or I rnnrvi-
d'tiirict aiiorncy of Allcsheny county
spent a good part of the day in going
over th-s ground. Mr. Blakcy was em-
phatic in caving he had not come hern
m the capacity of a lawy
.New York state's interest but. as
personal friend of the Thaw famiiv.
None of the Thaw lawyers cared to
make any predictions as to the un-
i w inding- of the legal phase of the case.
i but it was understood they would come
j into court with their habeas corpus
! writ granted last week on Wednes-
jday ns agreed -and begin their real
battle when the immigration an;hori-
ties take up the question of deporting'
Thaw as an undesirable alien. i
Should the hearing result in Thaw's '
deportation the Canadian counsellors!
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thon would drop the case .and Atuerl-1 :...-.----'----.'t .-ts-;
can lawyers begin an involved fight ! That this slate undoubtedly will be
against Thaw's extradition from what-i Vermont still is tin consensus of opin-
ever state to which lie may be sent. Ion.
y . . i o i fiM -.. i-vjl. r -s.
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fn the county judsR's office Saturday
afternoon the lunacy eorstr.issluii cf
Cirady county deeided after hearing
; MUUo OdS a
! neKTess is not insane but that the in-
!iiM!i!tifi ii ieii Ciai tiiiit' linmcy was
merely the outrropplnijs of a neighbor
j hood ijuarrel. The defendant was (lis-
! missed and all parties in the ease cau-
tioned as to their conduct in the fu-
j It was a big representation' from
j t-'outhtown that -an ended the trial in-
Jcludins two ne.uro preachers and sev
eral deacons besides the principals.
ihe information was filed Saturday j believe in such things. When the hus-
mornins and the. arrest made about i band of the defendant was called to
noon Saturday. She made some re- i tne stand he said he had ben up on
sistitnce when the officer called to j the roof sweeping the rust oif the
make the arrest hut was soon brought chimney. He said "Then folks is jest
I to time.
j Witnesses were introduced who stat -
j cd that the husband of the defendant
often rushed into the street accosting
j pedestrians and asking them when and
j bow they wt-r going to kill his wife.
j They said he had been seen several
(times on the roof of his home "swept
injr hoo-doo powders off his roof." ami
it j n-i 4 j tj
ChW Anderson 1ms declared war on 1
the canines of Chlckasha and a word
to the wiso would be to keep Fido
either tied up or muu.led. If not ac-
cording to the chief said Fido stands
a. pretty good chance to be executed.
"Several dogs have gone mad with-
in the past few weeks and we are go-
ing to start in to kill every loose dog.
Thn f r:t thinr onv.ivf lfn.in-u arM tf
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uit'fc fiy I'lius uifs w 111 m fvi in ii
sniH rh. . .. u.
j reaon we have not sinned sooner i
(that with hut two men on a sniii we
I have been too busy. 1 have tried to
J get an extra man put on the force for
that purpose. There is nothing to it
I the owners of Chickanha will have to
n th. . ... n
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' jlhey don't want them killed. "
JUDGE NOT YET NAMED.
j Special to the Daily Kxpress.
I Oklahoma Citv. Aug. 25 -Alt uiugh
jit was expected that Cov. ('rueo would
I name a successor to Judge Hum to
day no appointment bad been uvu'e at
:! o'clock. It was stated at the exeett
live office that tho appointment will
probably be announced Tuesdav.
that the defendant had thought that
hoo-doo r'vd'-rs and p'son bad been
strewn around the bouse at different
times to frighten the family to the ex-
tent that they would be compelled to
(hie cf th- ';i .) p;vu;'-hi-rs
stated that he was "more afraid of de
man than he was of de woman" and
thoiifht him the more dangerous of
1 he two.
The dof 1 ndant said that a white wo-
man had come to her house and had
oiiered to sell her some "hoo-doo and
love powders-' but that she had re-
fused to buy saying that she did not
low down niters from Mississippi
jaml have been fightin' us ever since
i they have been here. They does jest
j 'cause we o.wns our own property and
J won't have notliin' to do with 'em."
: The eu..r iwd to rap repeatedly for
! order during Hie trial and several
iiinies threatened to clear the court
j room if the laughter did not cease.
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Telegram by mrtea Fresi.
Washington Aug. 25. That the
amendments proposed at the Chicago
bankers' conference would weaken the
administration em-reney bill and that
the principal proposals of the bunkers
would be rejected was indicated by
the president to callers today.
It was made plain that unless there
in complete Rovcrn.ment control of the
rcw fiscal arrangement there will be
no currency legislation if the presl-
i :t can m-:p ii.
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25.- Declaring he
ient to indict Tam
many Chief Murphy James K. Fraw-
by and Aaron Ely for alleged con-
spiracy and bribery. Lynn J. Arnold to-
(U'V called on the judiciary eoiiimiliee
of the assembly to summon the ac-
cuse! mon beiurc it.
The i'o:i;mii.!ee I'eeonve.'ied today but
refused Arnold's oiler to testily re-
garding alleged (!;ar;:es by James 0.
flitrriso! that the impeachment of Sul- (
nt was obtained throutrh bribery. Oar
rison being absent.
Attorneys for Norton's Slayers Wiil
Try Habeas Corpus Proceedings
Hearing to Be Held Before
NO TESTIMONY IS
OFFERED BY DEFENSE
Preliminary Comes to Abrupt Close
Case Submitted to Court With-
out Argument Summary
of Evidence Sat.
I-awton Okla. Aug. 23. Following
the preliminary hearing In the cas of
T. J. Scott and his wife Anna Scott
charged with the murder of George
Norton at the Scott farm near Meers
on last Monday morninc Justice of
th Peace S. K. Harper Saturday aft-
ernoon held the defendants to the dis-
trict court wilholut ball. The prison-
jers were remanded to tho custody of
the sheriff and will be confined In tne
county Jail at least until the habeas
corpus proceedings in which bail will
bo asked is held. The habeas corpus
hearing before Judge J. T. Johnson
will probably come up on next Thurs-
day several days being required by
tho stenographer in -which to make a
transcript of the evidence introduced
at. the preliminary.
T defense introduced nut a single
witness contenting itself with a rigid
crosB examination of the state's wit-
nesses. When both shies bail rested.
the anorm-yti by inu'ual wr.mii. .waiv-
ed argument and the case was in tho
hands of the justice.
Both Sides Content.
Attorneys for both the state and the
defense seem well content with tho
status of the case at the present time.
Tiie state utilized all eye-witnesses to
the tragedy with the exception of tho
defendants. The defense remains an
unknown quantity unless cross exam-
ination has revealed upon what
grounds the defense will make its
To Implicate Scott.
Vp to Saturday afternoon no testi-
niory hu'"ben Introduced rnnnortin
Mr. Scott wiili the killing of Norton
with the exception that he had been
seen running into the house. Then Pa-
trolman O. K. Gardner war placed on
the stand and asked n to conversation
which he had overheard between Mr.
Orr and Scott. A clash between at-
torneys resulted when the Question
was asked of Mr. Gardner tha defense
clalmins that Mr.' Scott was under ar-
rest and should have been given warn-
ing that what he might say would b
used against him. Also that being in
war for his life he was in no condi-
tion to make a voluntary statement.
Attorneys for the state contended
that Scott was not. under arrest that
Gardner had not been deputized by
Sheriff .Nix to bring Scoit in from the
woods and that Scott und .Airs. Scott
hud not. been placed under arrest un-
til some time afterwards.
The court ruled for the siate and
Mr. Gardner testified thai he heard
County Attorney Orr ak S. ott if he
shot Norton with a shot gun and Scott
replied "No. with a rifle."
Another clash between Attorneys oe-
cuiied Saturday when after asking
Mr. H origan two !tr reaching qiinMcs
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the transcript of th
proceedings be furnished in order that
the testimony given at that time be
itonipared with bis testimony 011 the
stand. All six of the attorneys took a
hand in the oral scrimmage but the
court held the same as its final decis-
ion Friday ami hiistaiiml the slate in
Sheriff Nix and County Attorney Orr
mere placed on the stand and iednti-
fied the guns and shells. The gun
used by Norton was a 12-guage Stev-
ens hammerless shot gun. Testimony
showed thai them was one loaded
shell in tin. Kim wlit-n lakeu from un-
der the body of deceased. It contained
a load of li. U.'s. An empty shell was
found about twelve feet from the. body.
The rifle by which Norton was killed
ns a 1-V.ft Sprii.'gfiohl and is said to
be an ihsinimeiii of much power. The j
;nn used by Mrs. Scott was a shot-
I Hun N'o. 12. Tese were all marked as
' :Ulibi'u4 luld ted in the record.
j following is a brief rwune of tha
I W. C. Henacrson.
I Is assisting county attorney in prose-
jtutlng case. Was out to Scott place
1 Wednesday. S. A. Joyner and W. A.
Harruh Ad Magulre Mr. Meeler and
tleorge Stewart were with him. Bus-
iness there wan to make a survey of
v.est line of McCHnley place pescrib-
kd pre mi fees. Saw where dK'abd bad
lain after being killed.
Cross examination brought admit-
tance that gate was on Mrs. Seott'g
land and that Norton was on her land
when killed. Employed Mr. Joyner to
make survey of lines. Th plut Win
Introduced as exhibit A for stm.
1 in stock business is acquainted
with -the country north of Mt. Scott.
Has traveled road that leids past
Scotts for lit or 20 years.' Knows
boundaries of Norton-Driggers' land.
Norton & 1 triggers control land on
north and south of Scott place and
land west Is under their control. To
go north from Norton ranch except
going over road through Scott land
would have to go ten miles out of the
way. Was with Norton on the 5th day
of July. Ad Magulre and Charlie
Meeler were along. Heard a conver-
sation between Norton and Scotts.
Were driving 22 head of cattle and
Scott ran out and told Norton to take
those cattle back. Mrs. Scott told Nor-
ton to take cattle back. He said he
couldn't do it and Mrs. Scott ran into
the bouse and came out with a pistol.
Norton aiiked her what she was going
to do with the gun and she said she
was going to make hi;n take the cattle
l ack. He drove t.i;e est!!.-on. Passed
Scott's bouse over two weeks ago
with Norton. Saw Mrs. Scott. Mr.
Norton spoke to her and asked for
key. Tho witness then detailed prac-
tically the same conversation as had
been given by John Smith relative to
tne petition tor the road. Mrs. ScolL
told Norton not to come through the
road uny more or she would shoot
him that she bad powder and lead and
would burn it. Was through gate
aptin on following Sunday with Oeorgo
Norton and Mr. Ilutler. Gate was lock-
ed. Went through. . Norton always
spoke pleasantly to Mrs. Scott in his
presence. Norron took gate down and
put It back up. Had never been de-
nied the key except when with Nor-
ton. Cross Examination.
Could have driven cattle north ana
east of Scott place. It would have
been three miles out of the way. Don't
know how far off section line would
have to have gone. Admitted Norton
had fence aeroM section line east.
People ran ride and drive cattle east
of Scott place. Yes drove cattle over
Seott laud. Scott and Mrs. Scot't. both
protested but drive catile on any way.
Yes Norton tool; gate down. Went
over road every time he wanted lo.
It was on 21st day of July that Mrs.
Scott made threats. She told Norton
she would shoot him. Norton went on
through. Mrs. Scott said "You'll got
shot if you go through this gate." Saw
no gun and no shot was fired. Yes
road haa been changed several time
Road used to ran something like 150
yards east of where It now Is East
of Scott house.
Works for Norton. Rode up to
i'cott's August d mid asked for key.
Mr Seott said "("hurley Meeler. miii
ItTC-' ! VCrt' ! V'. l.iyo lrt t.T.
Said I have get to go through the
land. .Mrs. Scott went to house and
got double barrel shot-gun and told me
"Charlie Mvler if you take. the. -wire
off that state 1 will shoot you.
Defense objects to introduction of
testimony as to threats made against
Meier incompetent Norton was not
present. Meier said Norton's name
wasn't mentioned. Didn't go through
gate. Mr. Fain then made record re-
citing what had transpired.
No Mrs. Seott. didn't object to his
going through land on account of his
horses by there three
Tboinas asked if he was same .Mcle
who filled tiie soring with rocks. Ob-
jection by state and sustained
Is a farmer. Knew Georst Norton.
Saw him first on imji of August at
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DELAY i :
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All Witnesses oa Hand and Mc4sos
for Continuance Not Presented:
Additional Lawyers Em-
ployed by Both Sides
Special to the Daily Kxpress. '
Lawton Okla. Aug. ?5. The arrival
of witnesses upon whoso absence appli-
cation of the defense for a continuance
based saved Judge Frank M. Bailey
the trouble of ruling on th5 motion
when the trial of John Tremont charg-
ed jointly with Ada. Woodward and
F.mma Rivers with the murder of
Sherman Woodward at Chlckasha was
opened here today
Fd Wright famous as tho fortune-
teller and maker of love charms was
one of the missing witnesses and
Pearl Evans was the other both being
wanted by the defense.' The state lo-
cated the former at Wichita Fall
Texas and the latter at Fort Worth
thus removing the grounds for contin-
uances. ; .
Court was opened at f o'clock this
morning and the list of jurors was
called. It Was found thai a mtm'ure1
of veniremen had not. arrived and an
adjournment was taken till 3 o'clock.
It is exnected that the defense. n
attack tiie panel but the state j con-
fident that the list of jurors will stf.ntl
County Attorney- Simpson and hi;
assistant Judgu Hohhng arrived h xn
from Chickasba Saturday and Judtre
Bailey arrived last night. The defend
ant and Mrs. Woodward are also here
together with a. good sized army of
witnesses and spectators from Chlcka-
sha. The legal battedes on both sides
have been augmented and the case
promises to be fought over even more
vigorously than it was at the first
trial. F. K. Riddle leading counsel fir
the defense is being assisted by Fain
& Young of Itwton and the state's
counsel is reinforced by Walter Steph-
ens and County Attorney Orr of this
camp. H was going to Clancy's. Wa
horseback. Ad Maguir was horse-
back; Norton and Smith were in bug-
gy. Went by Scott place. Xorton nk-
ed for key and Mrs. Scott told him he
couldn't get it. Norton said he bu'i
land on both sides and he had 1o go
through. Norton told Ad Maguiro u
open gate and Norton crawled throt:;-t
fence. Scoit asked Norton what Li
was doing with gun and Norton rv.
he was carrying it for his own protv
ti-n. threats having: been rt.r ;.-
against hint and he wasn't g.nin?' to
he shot down like 2 heeo. Sc.i s.ti'l
"You have started somethir.?' rrtt're
not soing to get off with." Norton
said. -We had better stop this." Then
the first shot rang out. Saw Norton
struck bv bullet. Was holding gun In
both hands was pointed down. Nor-
ton was walking backward. Alter first
shot -was fired heard Mrs. Scott say
"Scott come here." Think Norton h:ti
also shot. Paw Scott go toward the
Horigan did tint see .Norton when h
got hia gun. First saw it at gate. De-
nies that Norton told htm he had to
have that gun to get through tha!
fcate. Didn't hear Smith say to Nor
tn when Scot t came up. "Titer corner
Scott you better get him. too." Thorn
as then asked to offer Horigan's te-
mony at imjuest. Another row over
testimony at coroner's inquest. Hori-
gan was there when Sheriff Nix came
Saw otio shell. Nix picked it up. It
was inside the fence Shell was 8 or
10 feet from Norton's body V
paper shell for sboi-miti.
Cndr id of right !!).. w a iy
shot and two nonr chmiMec yt .j
Wound in neck; entered left side ot
inch below Jaw passed thresh i:s-
and came out where neck Joins h bor-
der. Oivf-nlng large enough to jutr
iCuutiuued 011 I Biio ItirpH.J
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