Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 301, Ed. 1 Monday, April 10, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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Y1MITA DAILY CHIEFTAII
VOL XII. NO. 301.
VINITA OKLAHOMA MONDAY APRIL 10. 1911.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
Protection Democrats and Republicans
Have Majority Over Democrats
Favoring Revenue Tariff.
Washington D. C April 10. When
the democrats meet In caucus tomor-
row night an order of legislation will
ba put up to the members approval of
which will enable the house leaders
to Immediately start upon their work
of enacting legislation. The question
of binding all democrats to support
Canadian reciprocity and determining
which of tr.e tariff schedules shall be
first presented will be brought before
Reciprocity the woolen schedule
and a miscellaneous tariff bill putting
on the free list certain necessities and
certain articles which are of prime
importance to the farmer are the three
measures which the house leaders
would like to offer first of all. For
this reason It is expected that the cau-
cus will authorize the immediate re-
porting out of three bills covering the
subjects mentioned. These three bills
are to be put out simultaneously by
the committee on ways and means.
When the reciprocity measure came
before the sixty-first congress Repre-
sentative Dalzell of Pennsylvania an
arch-stand-patter expressed most ten-
der solicitation for the welfare of the
farmars and proposed that in order
that the farmer may get some benefit
out of the Canadian reciprocity agree-
ment certain farming implements and
necessities be let in duty free.
The ways and means committee now
proposes to give Mr. Dalzell an oppor-
tunity to vote for those reductions of
the tariff that will benefit the farmer
not as a fatal rider to the reciprocity
bill but as a separate bill that will pass
both houses of congress if Represent-
ative Dalzell ano the other stand-patters
continue eager to help the farmer.
In the matter of a bill on the woolen
schedule however things are not so
rosy for the ways and means commit-
tee. There are fourteen democrats on
this i ommittee nine of whom are for a
purely revenue tariff on the whole
schedule carrying perhaps 15 per cent
duty on raw wool and a maximum of
not exceeding 40 to 50 per cent on the
manfactured articles. Opposed to
theBe nine are five democrats who are
standing out for a perfunctory scaling
of the tariff schedule so as to enable
the party to claim credit for scaling
down the tariff without seriously dis-
turbing the protection given in the
Herein lies what is troubling the
democratic leaders. The republicans
are entitled to add seven stand-pat re
publicans to that committee who with
the five obstructing democrats would
constitute a majority 12 to 9 in favor
of protection for schedule K. It is true
that every democrat who went on the
ways and means committee is party
to a gentlemen's agreement to abide
by the will of the majority of demo-
crats of that committee but whether
this agreement will be lived up to is
There is a way to get out the kind of
a tariff bill on schedule K that the ma-
jority of the democrats want and that
Is by throwing the proposed bill into
caucus; that is what the leaders have
determined to do in the event that
the five obstructing democrats refuse
to yield to the majority vote of the
democrats members of the commit-
It is not certain however that this
trouble will be thrashed out in the cau-
cus Tuesday night as the leaders are
still hopeful that the minority of the
democrats will yieli on the wool sched-
ule Wednesday or "ihursday if Tues-
day night's caucus vog to have bills
on reciprocity wool ant miscellaneous
tariff articles reported tothe house at
M1LF0RD - BERtgR SHOE COMPANY.
More than ever to pick from
Reverses Lower Court Ruling.
By Associated Press.
! Washington. D. C April 10 The
' supreme court today reversed the Judg-
! ment of the United States circuit court
dissolving the Injunction granted the
: Shawnee Sewerage company to pre
vent the city from replacing the com-
pany's pipes with its own. At the
6ame time the court directed the dis-
missal of the action In the lower court
for want of jurisdiction.
OFFICERS BELIEVE THEY
HAVE MADE RICH HAUL
What in official circles is believed
to be a rich haul was made Sunday
by Sheriff Ridenhour. The sheriff and
Deputy H. R. Clark went to the north-
west part of the county to an alleged
rendezvous of robbers and captured
Glenn Jarrett and Albert Conner who I
are charged with being implicated in I
the robbery of a hardware store at j
Centralia. A lot of the goods found
were later identified at Centralia. Both
Jarrett and Conner were brought to
the county jail here to await develop-
ments. They are believed also to have
been connected with the train robbery
near Lenapah several days ago.
COUNTY COURT BEGIN
REGULAR APRIL TERM
The regular April term of the county
court began this morning. The entire
forenoon was accupied in empanelling
a Jury. The trial of cases will begin
this afternoon. The first case called
was that of the state vs. James Hibbs.
Hibbs plead guilty to a liquor charge
and was fined $100 and costs and sen-
tenced to thirty days In the county
The next case was that of the state
vs. John Coats of Bluejacket.
Michael S. Link Found Dead.
By Associated Press. - -
St. Louis Mo. April 10. Michael S.
Link former member of the legislature
who was indicted by a Chicago grand
jury for perjury and turned state's
evidence in the Investigation of the
Lorimer election was found dead in a
bath tub in his home at Mitchell 111.
today. Physicians said appolexy caus-
ed his death. A blood vessel busted in
his brain a week ago at the celebra-
tion of his twentieth wedding adver-
sary. Link told friends he had heart
trouble and was going to die suddenly.
He had made all arrangements for the
settlement of his estate. He was fifty-
two years old.
Mann Fills Minority Assignments.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C April 10. Min-
ority Leader Mann of the house to-
day completed the assignment of the
minority members of the various com-
mittees but does not expect to make
them public until tomorrow. Th-3
house adjourned at one o'clock until
tomorrow. The senate adjourned to-
day until Thursday to give the houss
time to finish naming committees
The senate adjourned at 2:20 this
afternoon. Senator Raynor did not
deliver his proposed speech concern-
ing Mexico conditions.
Commission Files Complaint.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C April 10. An al-
leged discrimination in interstate
freight rates between Texas and Ok-
lahoma points was the basis or a com-
plaint filed today by the Oklahoma
corporation commission against the
Abilene & Southern railroad and nine
other carriers in the southwest. The
commission allege that the rates from
Oklahoma to Texas points established
by the defendant carriers are unlawful
and that the rates in force subject Ok-
lahoma shippers and consumers at
Texas designations to a disadvantage
in violation of the law.
HOVERING OVER CONGRESS
Washington D. C April 10. It Is
daily becoming manifest that congress
is facing a stormy session and there
can be made no forecast of the prob-
able legislative results. The fact that
both of the great political parties are
divided is no longer denied and the
leaders appear to have little hope of
restoring anything more than surface
There are virtually four parties each
with a large representation working
at odds in the present session. The
republican minority of the house is
divided between regulars and insur-
gents as was evidenced by the vote in
the speakership contest. The breach
between these two factions is even
wider in the republican majority of
A sharp line has been drawn be-
tween the conservative democrats of
the senate who are opposed to any at
tempt at dictation by William Jen-
nings Bryan and the progressive dem-
ocrats including practically all of the
new members and several veterans
like Senator Stone of Missouri who
are Bryan adherents.
The house democratic . majority
seems to have escaped a break but
the leaders fear the party contest in
the other branch. The situation has
interfered with the selection of com-
mittees and the beginning of legisla-
Probably there never has been a
congress where so much uncertainty
existed and where the uneasiness has
been so equally distributed between
the two major political parties. Of
course this is due In part to the fact
that in the present congress the dem-
ocrats are in power in the house and
the republicans are in control of the
The real cause of the anxiety Ss be-
lieved to be due to the proximity of the
party conventions which will select the
standard bearers for 1912 and the
knowledge that a slip by either In the
extraordinary session or the regular
session to follow may very easily de-
termine the result of the next national
So far as the administration pro-
gramme is concerned there is no room
for speculation. President Taft has
recommended the enactment of legis-
lation to carry out provisions of the
Canadian reciprocity agreement and it
is no secret he would be glad to have
congress stop at that and defer the
Question of tariff rovisioa until the
regular session assembles next win-
ter. His reason for this is that the
tariff board would be able to report
several schedules by that time.
Neither is there any obscurity about
the programme of Speaker Clark Rep-
resentative Underwood chairman of
the new ways and means committee
and other democrats who are direct-
ing the policy of the house. Their
plan for progressive legislation on sev-
eral subjects with which the country
has been made familiar in the past
year or so has been given out.
Now that the new majority in the
house has adopted rules giving it just
Winter Wheat Makes Good Showing
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C April 10. Winter
wheat April 1 showed an average con-
dition of 93.3 per cent of normal
against 80.8 a year ago and 86.9 ten
year average according to the April
crop report of the agricultural depart-
ment issued today.
Conditions of winter wheat in the
following siates were- Kansas 75 Ne
braska 86 Missouri 91 Oklahmu C
No Decision in Supreme Court Cases
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C April 10. An
other decision day passed today with
out the supreme court announcing a
decision in either the Standard Oil or
tobacco "dissolution suit."
Forty-Two Boilermakers Discharged
By Associated Press.
Sedalia Mo. April 10. The Missouri
Pacific railroad today discharged forty
two boiler makers who struck Satur
day alleging that the strikers broke
their contract. The men struck be-
cause a boiler maker was discharged
for taking leave of absence without
Will Freeman of Adair sp-nt Sun-
day here with his brother Claude Freeman.
as much power as any majority ever
enjoyed there is no doubt measures on
the subject of direct election of sen-
ators publicity before elections of
election campaign contributions Cana-
dian reciprocity revision of the woolen
and cotton schedules and any further
tariff changes the majority desires will
be sent to the senate In whatever or-
der is decreed by the ways and means
committee. The republicans will be
powerless to prevent. The real legis-
lative problem therefore will be at
the senate end of the capitol.
Only time will tell what sort of line-
up there will be in the senate on tariff
matters. Previous sessions have indi-
cated that there are just as rdent
protectionists in the democratic repre-
sentation as in the republican and
a like situation may develop when
tariff questions are taken up at this
The division in the senate is pe
culiar. Of the fifty republicans there
are twelve who have practically form
ed a separate organization. They de
manded and the committee on com
mittes probably will accede to their
request one-fourth of the majority
Of the 41 democrats 42 when Colo
rado elects seventeen are on record
as having opposed the election of Sen
ator Martin of Virginia as minority
leader. Their opposition was based
upon the ground that Mr. Martin was
The division in the democratic ranks
probably would not have been so pro-
nounced if it had not been for the in
terview given by Mr. Bryan yesterday
deploring the election of Mr. Martin
It throws the issue in bold relief and
it Is freely predicted it will crop out
frequently in debate.
O STATE UNIVERSITY NEWS O
The law students of the state uni
versity on the night of Saturday April
8 gave a banquet which was of state
wide importance because of the im
posing list of speakers that graced the
program of the occasion. The ban-
quet was to celebrate the success of
the movement to secure an appropria-
tion from the recent legislature to
biuld and equip a modern law building
at the university. The mammoth
spread was given in university gymna
sium. Many of the foremost educators
state officials and representatives of
the legal fraternity were .assembled at
the banquet table where an elaborate
collation was served. The program
of toasts following the banquet was ag
"How the Fight. Was Won" Sena
tor J. B. Thompson.
"The Law School And the State"
Governor Lee Cruce.
"The Law School and the Judiciary
Justice S. W. Hayes of the supreme
"The Law School and the Bar"
Hon. A. A. Ledbetter.
'My Conversion" Hon. John B
"The Lawyer as an Educator" Hon
R. H. Wilson state superintendent of
"The Supreme Court on the Faculty
justice k. u wiiuams or the su
"The Lawyer Legislator Present
and Future" Hon. William A. Durant
speaker of the house of representa'
The University and the Law
School" President A. Grant Evans
"Our Law School and Others" Dean
Julien C. Monnet.
"The Aim of the Law Student"
Paul A. Walker.
"The Bar Commission" Hon. Ben
Williams chairman state bar associa
Most of the prominent speakers
named were present constituting an
assemblage such as has seldom gath
ered In Oklahoma. The students were
highly complimented on the manner
in which they conducted their fight
for the much needed appropriation.
Chapel exercises at the university of
Oklahoma arg enlivened by musical
and dramatic renditions by the stu-
dents of the school of fine arts.
Dean J. S. Buchanan of the college
of arts and sciences returned the first
Taft Emphatically Denies Story.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C April 10. Presi
dent Taft today through Senator Bur
ton emphatically denied that there
was the semblance of truth in the story
from Mexico City yesterday that the
recent mobilization or troops was be-
cause Mexico had Rigned a treaty
granting Japan a coaling station on
TWO DIVORCES GAANTED
BY JUDGE PRESTON DAVIS
The first terra of court in the newly
created twenty-third district began
this morning here with Judge Preston
S. Davis presiding. This Is a special
term and no Jury will be drawn. This
forenoon was occuplM in hearing mo
tions etc. Two dlvim-es were heard
and decrees grar.ted. In the case of
Ranson Daniels vs. Nellie J. Daniels
the plaintiff was granted the decree
and the custody of his minor son.
In the case of Ora A. Funk vs. Ed
ward C. Funk the plaintiff was granted
decree and the court ordered her
maiden name of Ora A. Parks restor
CHEROKEE NATIONAL LOSES
SUIT TO REGOVER ONjCHECK
Oklahoma City Okla. April 10. The
question of who loses in payment of a
check which turns out to be a forgery
is involved in the appeal of a case of
the Cherokee National Bank of Vlnlta
against the Muskogee National bank
filed in the supreme court Saturday.
The check was drawn on the Vlnlta
bank and cashed by the institution in
Muskogee which in turn sent It to
the Vlnita bank where It was paid by
credit. When the check proved to be
a forgery the Vinita bank ask d the
bank at Muskogee to refund the
amount $46.50 which It declined to do.
In a Buit the Muskogee bank won a
verdict the lower court holding that
when a drawee pays a check to another
bank which is the bona fide holder
such drawee can not reclaim the money
upon finding such a check to be a for
of the week from a conference of col
lege deans recently held in Ann Arbor
Mich. While away Dean Buchanan
was entertained by Prof. Wilbur R.
Humphries formerly Instructor in
English at the university of Oklahoma
but now with the university of Mich-
The big inter-collegiate debates be
tween the university of Oklahoma and
the universities of Kansas and Colo-
rado will be held on the twelfth of this
month and the local representatives
are putting the finishing touches on
their briefs. The Judges will be an-
nounced this week. The Colorado
team comes to Norman and the Jay-
hawker debators will be opposed at
Lawrence. I. L. Williamson M. O.
Ellis and J. L. Highsaw represent Ok-
lahoma against Kansas and Streeter
Speakman Tom Mayfield and F. A
Balyeat against Colorado.
Material is stacked on the ground
and work Is well under way for the
new bleachers on Boyd field. They
wil. have a seating capacity of 3000
and will be constructed with strongly
enforced steel supports. They will be
completed at least two weeks before
the date of the big lnierscholastic track
Dr. Walter Capshaw of the school
of medicine delivered an able lecture
on "The Human Ear" before the music
students of the university this week.
It has not become generally known
whether he riscoursed on the ecstatic
ear of the music lover or the rebellious
ear forced to listen to the daily rav-
ings of an aspiring vocalist quartered
in the same dormatory.
Prof. Guy Yandall Williams instruc-
tor of chemistry at the university has
been awarded a much coveted fellow-
ship under Prof. Noyles the noted uni-
versity of Illinois chemist. It is the
only fellowship awarded in that de-
partment of the Illinois institution.
The Popular Science Club a faculty
organization of the university met
Tuesday evening with Prof. Dowd the
author and esconomist and discussed
"Glaclation." Miss iean Dowd daugh-
ter of the host then showed the wise
men what "Glaclation" really meant
Sweeping Powers Vested In Members
Having Supervision of All State
Oklahoma City April 10. GSvernor
Cruce appointed the state board of edu-
cation Saturday as follows: Robert
Dunlop state treasurer and A. C.
Scott formerly president of the Okla-
homa agricultural and mechanic col-
lege and now member of the Epworth
university faculty for two years each;
W. A. Brandenburp. superintendent of
Oklahoma' City schools and W. E.
Rowsey of Muskogee president of the
board of university regents for four
years each and Scott Glenn superin
tendent of the Shawnee schools and
O. Frank Hayes of Chandler for six
years eaoh. R. H. Wilson state super
intendent of instruction is chairman
of the board. Scott and Hayes are re
publican members. The new board
possesses sweeping powers and suc
ceeds sixteen boards and organizations
controlling state educational institu-
tions among them being the state
text book commission. It has super-
visory powers of the institutions
awards all contracts elects the teach-
ers fixes courses of studies and pre-
pares questions for examination of
teachers. Members receive $6 per-day
and $3 a day expM?s both whll en-
gaged in the stated service. A secre-
tary is allowed at $2000 and a stenog-
rapher at $1200. y
At the conference before appoint-
ments were announced Governor
Cruce went over the situation fully
with the appointees outlining the
state's policy toward the educational
Institutions and he gave the board
free rein. He made it plain to them
that no one in Oklahoma but himself
was responsible for their selection.
Members of the legislature that en-
acted the law under which the board
was created who were in the city ex-
pressed satisfaction over the gover-
nor's appointments. Perry J. Miller
member from Mushegee said that the
naming of Mr. Rowsey would be highly
satisfactory there. There were about
100 applicants. A meeting of the board
will be held Wednesday wfee nit is ex-
pected the appointweBt of a secretary
and stenographer will be announced.
STANDING OF CONTESTANTS
IN BIG PIANO CONTEST
The following is' the standing of the
contestants in the Chieftain's piano
MRS. J. N. TAYLOR 122700
MRS. ACHGILL . 121975
MRS. BLANCHE JOHNSON. . .121275
MISS JIMMIE CONNELL 12825
MRS. WM. SAPP 11100
MISS MILDRED BRITT 8400
MISS FANNIE GARRETT 8225
MISS EULALA KELL 7575
MISS EHEL O'NEIL. 3125
MISS IDA WILLIAMS Catale.. 300
MISS S. WRIGHT... 175
MISS SADIE CASTO 125
Former Mayor 'Johnson Near Death.
By Associated Press.
Cleveland O. April 10. Former-
Mayor Tom L. Johnjson who last night
was near death but rallied under
strong stimulants suffered another
sinking spell today. Despite the re-
lapses each of which leaves him weak-
er the physicians say he will live
through today or longer.
We Want Every Man in Town.
to know that we will move our offices
Monday to the Jones-Bagby building.
Its to your interest.
So you can find the best place in
town to buy property insurance your
home or make a loan. Especially if
you want to build a house on some of
our desirable lots we will make it
worth your while. We have them in all
parts of town.
CHEROKEE INVESTMENT CO.
DEPUE CITY LOT CO.
by serving dainty ices that conformed
with her own progressive ideas on the
Over twenty university students will
assist on the state and national geo-
logical surveys in various parts of Ok-
lahoma during the summer vacation.
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