The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 60, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 6, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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THE OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPEk IN EASTERN DISTRICT MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL THE LOCAL NEWS FIRST.
WANTED Family wash-
Ins 6c per pound flat
TKM'.I'HONE NO. 10
Try tho Now Process
JOHN N. IMUIE
A RDM ORE OKLAHOMA TIITRSDAY KVISNINd Al'lil'ST (I li)OS
ADDHESSES VIRGINIA BAR ASSO.
CIATION AT HOT SPRINGS. j
URGES' REFORM IN PROCEDURE!
Says Pressnt Judicial Procedure Ir
Too Cumbersome As to Appeals
Says Appellate Courts Is
Properly the One.
Hut Springs Va.. Atij?. 0. Judgu
Win. II. Ta ft delivered an address here
today before thu Virginia liar nssei-
clatlon on thu "Administration of Jus-
tice.1 Tuft said that there must be a ro-
form in our judicial procedure which
Is now loo cumbersome.
As to appeals Taft believes that
the "co ' of first Instance" and the
intermediate nppellnte courts should
b for I lie purpoHU of llnally dispos-
ing In a just and prompt way at all
contention" lii'tMen litigants.
JAf'S REPLACeIhE STRIKERS
CANADIAN PACIFIC FILLING THE
SHOPS WITH YELLOW MEN
FROM PACIFIC COAST.
Winnipeg Aug. 0. Tho Canadian
l'aclflc Is replacing some of the
stilkurs In the western shops with
Sevor.il coach loads wore brought
in butt night.
The Japanese are being gathered
up along thu l'aclflc const.
1.1st your city property for rent or
for sole with U'e Sims Sims build-
ing. Ardmore. l'hono 199. 21 tf
I'htlndolphla has its mint but Ken-
tucky hns better Juleps.
THE TAX RATE FOR CITY
COUNTY AND STATE
Public Service Corporations Scheduled By State Equaliza-
tion Board. City Budgets Have Been Made Out.
The Tax Rate Lower Than Expected.
Every man who owns a dollar's
worth of property Is Interested in
what thu tax ratu will he this year.
One half of thu taxes fall duu Jan.
1 anil become delinquent on thu 15th
of 1-Ybiuury; thu other half falls duu
(Ml thu 1st of .May and becomes de-
linquent on the lfilh of June. City
Assessor and Collector It. S. Haydcn
has gone Into thu question of taxation
thoroughly and his services have been
worth a gieat deal both to the city
and thu county.
Thu city budgets have been made
out and an estimate reached as to
the tux rale. The city ratu oxclu-
live of schools will ho nine mills.
Thu school Uiard llxes the school tax
and thu maximum rate Is live mills.
Allowing the school board the maxi-
mum rate thu city taxes will be four-
teen mills. Thu maximum ratu for
county puriMjses Is eight mills and the
rate lor state taxts will be one and
ti quarter mills. Adding these figures
shows the total tax rate to be about
twenty-three ami a quart r mills. Tho
taxes on $1000 will be $23.:ifl. or on
$5000 the taxes will be $110.25. Those
llgures allow the maximum rate for
county taxes and for school taxes
The rate cannot go higher and mnv
wo want your work and you'll
bo glad you gave It to us.
Excelifer Steam Lauidrv
THREE EXPL0RER3 PERISH.
! Copenhagen Aug. 0. MIpi
Hrlhw)ii. the Danish fxphifi
and tilit two companions wlio
sailed from Copenhagen two
ciir ago to the uncplor d re-
ghm of the northeastern i oiim
f (Ireciilaml. ha if pen-lid in
i- n snow storm.
HONOR FOR DOOLIN
LEE CRUCE'S CAMPAIGN MANA-
GER ASSISTANT TREASURER
(iuthrle OUIa.. Auk. 5. John It.
Doollti. of Alva Okla. has been ite-
iguutcd liy tlovernor Haskell as as-
sistant treasurer of the national dem-
ocratic campaign committee ami will
have headquarters In Chicago and
(iuthrle. He and (lovornor Haskell
loave tomorrow night for Chicago via
Lincoln Neb. They will hold a con-
ference with Mr. Hrynn in the lat-
Mr. Doolln wag manager of Lee
Cruco's campaign for governor l.ittt
1 year In the Ardmoro iikiii' race
'against Hnkcll for the democratic
! CLEARING MURDER MYSTERY
HUMAN HEAD FOUND TODAY IN
DRAINAGE CANAL AT CHICA-
GO ONE ARREST MADE.
Chicago III. Aug. 0. The myste-
rious murder of the boy whose low-
or limbs nd torsa wore found Tues-
day and yesterday was somewhat
clarified today by the finding of
thu head In tho drainage canal.
Acting on the theory that the mur-
der was the work of l'adrones who
were attacked in the recent prosecu-
tion of tho (Ireek "Hoy Slave" cases
one arrest was made today that ol
I a (Ireek. who Is kimwn as an Import-
( er of hoys.
be a little less. Tho city tax rato
last year was twenty mills but the
assussed valuation la larger this year.
The statu equalization board has
placed tho valuation of the public
service corporation In Ardmore. Tho
gas company within tho city llmlU
will pay on a valuation of $79000. Tho
l.o lino that loads from tho town
to tho gas llelds will bo taxed by
each township through which It
passes. Tho Ardmore electric light
and Ice plant has been assessed at
a total valuation of $120150. Thu
railroads will pay on the assessed val-
uation of $13000 per mile. Tho town
Is two and a half miles from north
to south and the revenue derived from
the railroads will bo considerable.
The puzzle that confronts tho town-
ship assessors Is the land that Is sub-
Ject to taxation. The owners nre not
falling over themselves to Impart tho
necessary Information. The United
States government appropriated $30.-
OOd for tho pnrK)Ho or making an ab-
stract of all tho lands in the eastern
portion of the state that are subject
to taxation and this report was prom-
ised to the state on tho 25th or last
month hut It has not arrived yet.
Fatal Affray Near Cornish.
Cornish. Okla. Aug. 5. J. . wil-
Hums and S. 1. Essex became lt
vnlved In n dllllculty yesterday a fow
miles out In the country In which
the latter was seriously If not fa-
Williams came to town and surrctv
SUIT FILED BY
AGAINST FIFTY DEFENDANTS OP
ERATING COAL FIELDS.
WAR ON COAL PRICES IS ON
State Corporation Commission Asked
to Fix Price of Coal to Public
F. O. D. At the Mines Charge
(Iuthrle OUIa.. Aug. 5. Attorney
Ceneral West tills afternoon begun
suit before the stnte eororatlon eotu-
mission for a induction of coal price
In Oklahoma naming as defendants
about fifty cowl companies operating
In the MeAlester und the other Indian
Territory llehls. The commission Ii
asked to tlx the price of mlno run
coal to the general public f. o. h.
cars nt the mines leaving open to
competition the living of trlc h at
wholesale away from the mines ami.
If necessary to thereto fix the retail
pilce of conl In the cities at the yards
of thu retail dealers and leaving open
to competition tbe price of coal dellv-
i nil at residences.
Tho attorney general alleges that 95
per cent of tho fuel used In the stiito
Is coal mined by tho defendants In
the suit; that It Is sold to railroad
companies nt rrom $1110 to $1.80 per
(on. but to tho general public nt
much higher figure even when sofil
on yearly contracts. MeAlester fane
lump. It Is alleged costs thu general
public $1.50 per ton. Oklahoma coal
soils In Littlo Itock for $C and $C."0
per ton according: to tho season states
the petition while at Chlckashn. Okla .
nearer the point of production the
price Is $7.25 nnd nt Ardmore $S per
ton. In Wichita the price is $7.73
Horrlngton. Kans. $0.73. and Emporia
$7. while at- Oklahoma City. Enid
(Iuthrle nnd EI Iteno and lawton th
price Is $S nnd more. Uallroad rales
he-alleges aro about 00 per cent ot
what they were two years ngo but
that the prlcu of coal has not been
cheapened. In 1907 It cost the com-
panics $2.22 per ton to jnlnu coal hut
removing the extra and unusual con-
ditions the fair avorago cost will not
exceed $1.50 per ton. Tho defendants
nre charged with having combined
with tho Intention to and aro restrict-
ing trade In coal and In tho produc-
tion of the mines.
No dato bus bom set for the hear-
ing. TULSA DIRT VALUABLE
FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER
FRONT FOOT PAID FOR REAL
ESTATE IN OIL CITY.
Tulsa Okla. Aug. 5. For tho Ault
comer Third and Main streets con-
sisting of fifty-eight feet frontage
with a depth of seventy-five feet It.
T. Daniels of Scnttlo. Wash. today
paid $211000. This Is an average or
$100 per front foot and tho highest
price yet paid for real estate In
Mr. Daniels will at once erect a
steel and glass buildings to bo one
of thu handsomest structures In Ok-
lahoma. 8uvon years ago this comer sold
Texas Deer Cause Trouble
Austin. Tex. Aug. C It Is lluu to
bo a dor In -exus. Not only aro
stuih animals protected from slaughter
by a state law. but thoy tiro froo to
do as they please. Statu oltlclals hnvo
reeelvi'd many complaints of late
from county oiriclnls wost of here al-
leging that the doer aro destroying
the crops In somu sections and that
In two or three Instances tho nnlmals
have attacked and maimed Irate far-
mers. State olllclals say that under
the law thero Is no redress and that
the deer will have to ho allowed to
follow their own Inclinations.
H ing bitten by a toothless dog must
he a soft snap.
LANDS TOO HIGH NOW
DUSINESS MEN GENERALLY PRE
' DICT THAT FARM LANDS WILL
1 DE CHEAPER LATCH ON.
(iuthtle Olclit. Aug. - IIiihIii.'.- I
men returning from old Indian Ter-!
ilur where Indian Unix were ic
rent ly relieved ot raatrli 'Ions mulct
the Mc(iulri) bill umtat.im there wm
no great ruth for land wlen the
i enervations wore throati open for
purchase und that the unit people
really buying from tin- Indians nnd
freeilmeu. uru real ui.te shunters
and grafters employed b. certain cor-
lunations. One of thu iitiHiness men
sas: "Lands will be e l caper in the
Chickasaw and Uhnctsu nations In
thirty days from now und then It
will hu posslhlo to get good pro)-
erty for the prlco now ased for poor
"I know of cum ense where n man
purchased 100 acres of oil IhimI for
$1000 and kept ton freedmen out
of thu territory until after the day
the lands wero oponM. when ho
registered his deeds nnd rrelve.t $7R-
000 from a corporation. He iiiilut pay
tho freoelmen until nftei lie had riled
the deeds of transfer to the enrM
rntlen nnd recelt'od u 'hc.
"Tho business In Indian lamia
will grow gradually nnd those who
ant Informed do not oxpcit much un-
til after September l-t Inventors
who want farms will tie mine rrom
the north and east a. I thev will
not come until they lin e.ired for
WILL TAKE AN
BRYAN TO CONDUCT HIS OWN
CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENCY.
TO CHICAGO HEADQUARTERS
Nebraskan Will Spent Three Days
There to Get Everything In Full
Swing and Confer With Chair-
man Mack and Others.
l.lncohii Neb. Aug. (!. W. .1. Hry-
nn proposes to a considerable extent
to conduct his own campaign for
Thin was disclosed hero today
wliei ho aiuioiiiiced that he would
spend three days In Chicago begin-
ning August 22d at tho Democratic
headquarters which ho expects to
be in full swing thero by that time.
It Is Bryan's in.tentlon to meet und
conrer with Chairman Mack und oth
er parly leaders who -will be called
In to meet the presidential candi
date there at that 'line.
RESULTS STILL IN DOUBT
DOTKIN AND RYAN STILL CLAIM-
ING DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION
Topeka Kan ug. C Comple to re
turns rrom the primary have not yot
Indications are that T. A. McNoal Is
elected state printer hut thu matter
Is not conclusive Me.NVal said at
noon today that he was yet In doubt.
J. D. ilotkln. the democratic can-
didate ror governor wired fruin Win-He-Id
today: "Meagre returns Indlcato
my nomination. W. H. llyan or Oir-
ard is equally confident that ho Is
the democratic tiotnlneo ror governor.
First Dale at Waxanschle.
Waxahachlo Tex. Aug 5. Tho first
halo or now cotton camo In today and
was bought by S. A. Hickman tor W.
Folder Co. nt 10.10 cntfl per
pound. The bale welghe-d 379 pounds
nnd classed lis strict middling The
cotton was grown by T V C Owen
ot Itanklu Ho received a premium of
$15 75 from the merchants
DISORDERS ARISE. As RESl'LT or
ALAUAMA MINERS' STRIKE
TWO OFFICERS ARE KIDNAPED
And Tied to Trees House Dynamited
First Al.ibanu Regiment Will
De Called Out Governor Is
Charged .WIUi Opposition.
HlrinluRhnin Alu.. Aug. 5. Todny
lias been by far the most turtmtain
or the coal miners' utrlko. The lynch
lug or ti negro. Will Williams a union
miner ohargeet with dytiutnitlng at
Brighton early tills morning win fol-
lowed tonight by the arrest or two
deputy sheriffs Im Tyler und ifruco
Tyler ehargeil with killing the negro.
Strong feeling over the strike fol-
lowed by a quarrel led to the killing
this morning of Albert Fletcher n ne-
gro ut Newcastle by Constable El-
lard. Two deputy sheriffs were kidnaped
by strikers ut Jut L mines ami tied to
trees. Another houso was dynamited
at Wylatn the shock bllug so severe
as to throw the Inmates nut of lied.
She i Iff lllgdon uftur a conference)
with (lovomor Comer today Issued or-
ders that no ussemblleH or men uru
to be allowed near tho mines; that
marching groups nre not to bo allowed
to go along thu highways from mine
to mine; that all meetings will bo at-
tended by deputies nnd Incet.dlary
speakers will hu arrested and that the
dlxchargu of llrcnnus will not bu per-
mitted. (lovernor Coiner will probably place
the entire First Alabama regiment In
tlie dlstilct beforo thu end or thu
wei k. W. F. Carley loador of the
miners Issued u statement today In
which ho arraigns the governor
charging him with being In sympathy
with tho mine owners und doing all
In his power to Injure tho miners'
Coroner Parish spent the day at
Brighton Investigating tho Aching of
the negro Mllllams nt Brighton last
night nnd It Is understood tonight
that thu lynching was done by not
more than five men. It Is said that
other deputies will be Implicated In
tho crime. Brighton citizens regard
tho lynching as especially lamentable
because the m:tl hanged Is not be-
lieved to have had anything to do
with the dynamiting ot which ho wa
CLOUDBURST IN ARIZONA
THE POSTOFFICE AND SEVERAL
STORES WRECKED BY DEBRIS
INsboo Arl.. Aug. 5. Thu postotllcu
and all thu business houses and of-
Hots on ouo sldu or Main street ror
a distance ot 200 yards wtto wrecked
latu yesterday by a cloudburst which
swupt down rrom thu mountain slds
a mass or mud and rocks.
Thu damngo is estimated at $100-
000. Postmaster M. K. Cas.ddy Sheriff
Jack White and eighteen girl chirks
In tho iMistolIlcu narrowly escaped
when the Mood almost without warn-
ing struck thu building and tilled It
with water six feet deep. Consider-
able mall was washed away Mluv
Clara lirsn ot Cht"agu was rescued
from llvo feeit of water by Miss llarr
Thousands upon thousands of tons
of rock and dirt was washed Into tho
streets which nru piled live to twenty
feet high with dubris.
Daugherty Is Chosen Vice.
Detroit Mich. Aug. 5. Officers wore
elected today by thu association ot
labor commissioners us follows:
President Charles 1'. Nelll United
Stat' b rommiisIone. of lalmr. Wash
Ingtoii vice prenlent Charles L
Daugherty Oklahoma; sccretarv
tuMiKttrrr W I V. Johnson of !Can
8as' . ...If' .
CARDINAL CIBftONS ILL.
It Aug 6 Cardinal !U
oi- of Vmerlru was taken sul
I. i ill testtM'da) with Inte-
nt! il 1 1 1 1 !).-. Ill condition lo-
ll U ii'isirtcil as sucti that h
i .iimot te.ite hi Ii d I'.itdltlill
i'ilmn I-. here to attend the
iiieeihiK of lie' iloi.giiiui
which will It held Aug o.
FAIRBANKS CARED FOR
IN EVENT OF TAFT'S ELECTION
VICE PRESIDENT 16 SLATED
FOR DIPLOMATIC POST.
Washington. Aug. ft Utile or no
surprise is occasioned by lh report
thtit Vice President Fairbanks Is
slated for u diplomatic post In the
event or Judge Tuft's ebvotlnn In No-
vemb r. That such a post Is held mif.
lo the I lousier us a sop ror his sup-
port in the coming campaign is pretty
welt known In pollttcnl circles.
Political conditions In Indiana at
the present time nre not or the lust
as far as the (1. O. P. Is ooneerned
nnd It 'would not lie surprising to see
matters grow worse for Mr. Fairbanks
will hHrdly take Interest in the cam-
paign unless he receives assurance
that he will also be taken enro or in
the event of republican success this
Find Historic Indian Medal.
Elk City Okla. Aug. 5. A. N. Craw-
ford living nine miles southwest ol
Erlck while plowing on bis place re-
cently uncovered a sliver mdnl sup
Itemed to be a badge worn by some
chief of n noted tribe. On tho face
of the modal appears thu race of I' res-
ident MaillMin und on thu opposltu
side Is represented a tomahawk nnd
tho pipe ot ponce with the words
"I'nce and Frendshlp.'
Cash In State Treasury.
(Iuthrle Okla. Aug. 5. A state-
ment today by Statu Treusuier Jim
Menefoo shows $8790:1:1.85 on hand
Aug. I deposited In over 100 banks
In tho statu. Insurance Commission-
er MeCoinb reports fees collected
during July of $l0:il 9S
THE ELECTION RETURNS
PRACTICALLY ALL IN
Carter County Will bo Represented in the Legislature By
John K. Whaync and W. F. Gilmer. Harry K. Allen
Carried Each County in Senatorial District.
or the forty-two preclnots In Carter
county all participated in thu geuur.il
primary election uxcept Tussy. The
election oillcers of that precinct railed
to call ror thu supplies nnd no election
was hehl. Thu nuw primary law has
many good features mid worked -well
III this county. The candidates all
oem to bo sutlstled. No fraud is
charged anywhere. The only thing
which could have made a change In
tho general result Is u full vote. Os-
car Payne the only candidate for tho
legislature outside of Ardmore natu-
rally d) ponded upon the country vote
and hu Is disappointed in tho fact that
tho fanners did not tako the time
to i;o t tho polls. Those on the re-
' publican tlcke wero without opposi-
tion und very little interest has been
manifested In the republican vote
Candidates on the democratic ticket
wuru like llvo wlros; thoy workel the
county closely nnd 'the people general-
ly havo Injon Interested In tho llual
Thirty-one preclnots out of forty-oflo
In this county cast tho following votos
ror tho candidates for tho legislature:
Ham 1 lleo :tl7 Uxt Harris 257.
Oscar Payne 325 W. F. Ollmer D02.
John H. Whayno 999. 'I ho precincts
whoso votos havo not boon tabulated
will not materially change these ma-
jorities. Mr. Whnyno who led tho
ticket. Is a traveling salesman. He
mnde the rae for county clerk last
e ar and ren-clveM a splendid vote.
He woul.l Inve won that cemtest had
b e u ag.ii rt an ordinary mau but
SIX DIG WAREHOUSf- HnlMD
TO THE GROUND
WORK IN INCENDIARIES
As n Result of Fldmes Government
Will Lose Two and One-Half Mil-
llsn Dollars Property Loss
Three Hundred Thousand.
Lexington. Ky. Aug. 8. Fir. . b
llevwl to have been or Incendiary
origin which raged from 10 o clock
last night until daylight tod.i. d
slroyed six large warehouses ot
flrepnbauiii llrothers" distillery at Mid
way anel threatened the whole town.
The six buildings were reduced :n
mass of ruins. Forly-seven thousand
five hundred barrels of whisky was
burned. As the buildings w re en-
gulfed in Humes thousands or barrels
of whiskey bursted and what was not
consumed by thu tire was poured Into
I a branch of Elkhorn oroek nearby.
I The whisky on tho water quickly
caught lire and the croek became a
llery strenm. Six negro cabins on '"V)
bunks of thu stream and tho Southern
railroad trestle spanning tho crcelt was
Tho property loss Is estimated at
$S0i.ooo whllo tho constructive los3
to the government In thu destruction
of the whisky In bond will bo nearly
two and one-half million dollars.
Public Parks For Tulsa.
Tulsa Okla.. Aug. 5. The city coun-
cil last night Inaugurated a movement
for n system of public parks by author-
izing the Bubmlsslon of n proposition
! lo the voters eif tho city on Aug 23
I to Issue bonds to tho amount or $15-
000 to purchase a tract or rorty acres
I for park purposes. Tho tract known
as Illverslde Is situated along th
' rkuusns river at tho southwest limit
. of the city and Is well wooded and
perfectly adapted for a park.
the strength of W. I). Framo was too
much for him. Ho Is popular with all
classes of people Is a young man ot
many goext practical Ideas and the
pi-ople havo every reason to bollevo
thoy will bo well represented In the
next legislature' which convenoa the
lirst of tho year. W. F. Gllmor. who
will also bo one or tho representatives
from this county Is a good speaker.
Is a man of mature thought and judg
meut. Is capable of developing much
strength on thu floor ami ho and
Whnyne are both enthusiastic friends
of Ardmore and Carter county.
In the contest tor tho statu senate
there were only two candidates. Lovo
Murray and Carter counties tiro In one
senatorial dlstrlot and loth or tho can-
didates woie troni Ardmore. I.ove
county has Mr. Graham In tho senate
and U not entitled to another of the-
senators and had no candidate in the
Held. Prof. Harris of Sulphur entered
tho race but withdrew and tho race
wiib left to thu Ardmoro mon. The
victor In this race Is Horry K. Allen.
Ho carried each of tho throo counties
over his opponent. Dr. J. P. Young.
Thirty-one precincts In this county
gives Allen S50 and Young 495. Lovo
county gives Alton a majority of about
150 ami Murray county gives Allen
a mnjorlty ot 38. .Mr. Allen Is a Mis-
souri boy Is educatod in tho law Is
a strong dobator a closo studont and
will bu able to give ttio state good
Tho county election board will be-
gin the work 'omorrow of canvassing
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