The Waynoka Tribune. (Waynoka, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, October 6, 1911 Page: 3 of 8
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I TAFT OELAYED BY WASHOUTS !
PRESIDENT'S TRAIN REACHES
OMAHA 11 HOURS LATE.
Tripoli Cable Sealed and Little Infor-
GERMANY BECOMING INTERESTED
Tracka Over Which Train Passed In
Some Place* Covered by Water
a Foot Deep.
Pari* Correspondent Wires Report of
Destruction of Entire Ottoman
Fleet—German Flag on
London, Oct. 2.—Out of a maze of
conflicting reports and rumors It Is ut-
terly impossible at the present stage
to sift the grains of truth concerning
the opening days of the Turko-ltullan
war. It appeurs doubtful whether
there has been any actual occupation
of Tripoli and it is practically certain
that there has been no bombardment
by Italian warships.
It seems also certain that the re-
ported destruction of the Turkish
fleet is untrue. In fact, the. only re-
sult of the first few days of hostilities
for which it can be vouched is the
destruction of the Turkish destroyers
by the Duke of the Abruzzi’s ships
off Prevesa. The Tripoli cable is so
closely sealed that It Is impossible
for the world to know what is going
The most significant news of the day
Is the decision of the Turkish council
again to appeal to the powers, and
In the meantime suspend offensive
Germany and Austrlfi already have
made unofficial representations to
Italy of their displeasure at her
procedure, and that if these repre-
sentations are Ignored they will be
followed in another shape by “humili-
ation to Italy.”
According to Information from
diplomatic sources the landing of the
Italians in Prevesa is resented by
Austria and Germany and much to
do with their reported change of atti-
tude towards Italy.
Constantinople, Oct. 2..—It is offi-
cially announced that Greece is mobil-
izing troops. Great excitement pre-
vails and the grand vizier and his
cabinet are accused of sleeping while
Italy was making effective prepara-
tions. The Turkish newspapers say
that ex-Grand Vizier Hakki Pasha is
to be tried by court-martial. Great
indignation is expressed against Ger-
many, whose flag has been hoisted on
an Italian vessel now here and on
Italian houses in Tripoli. Germany
is accused of hyprocrisy. The last
meeting between the German ambas-
sador and the Turkish war minister
is said to have been very stormy
Paris, Oct. 2.—The Matin’s corre-
spondent wires that a rumor is in cir-
culation at the ports that the entire
Ottoman fleet except one cruiser, has
been destroyed. Officials at the office
of the minister of the marine are una-
ble to confirm or deny the news.
STEPHENSON INQUIRY BEGINS
Sensations Expected in Investigation
of Aged Wisconsin Sena-
Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 2.-—Sensations
similar to those developed in the Lori-
mer inquiry may come during the in-
vestigation into the election of United
States Senator Isaac Stephenson of
this state, which began here today.
The sub-committee of the senate com-
mittee on privileges and elections,
which is conducting the Inquiry, is com-
posed of Senators Heyburn of Idaho,
chairman; Bradley of Kentucky, Suth-
erland of Utah, Republicans, and
Paynter of Kentucky and Pomerene
of Ohio, Democrats. It was appointed
at the last session of congress, when
Senator Stephenson admitted in the
publication of his election expenses
that he had spent $107,000 to insure
his election to the United States
“Uncle Ike,” as Senator Stephenson
Is familiarly known, is apparently not
worrying about the results of the in-
vestigation. He freely admits spend-
ing the money, but insists that all his
expenditures were well within the
limits of the law. The senator’s
friends say that the mere fact of his
complying with the state laws and
publishing the full extent of his cam-
paign expenses proves his honesty.
Senator Stephenson is one of the rich-
est men in the Middle West. His for-
tune is estimated at $20,000,000, and
he owns one of the finest dairy farms
in the United States. He is over
82 years old, and has been identified
with politics ever since tne accumu-
lation of his fortune. He has always
been noted for his extreme liberality
in support of his party.
Pittsburg Owns Water Works.
Pittsburg, Kan., Oct. 2.—Pittsburg
Is at last the owner of its own water
plant. A deed to the property was
given to Mayor Graves and Arthur
Fuller, city attorney, in Chicago. The
city officials paid over $225,000, the
bonds for which the city voted last
OmahaV Oct. 2.—President Taft ar-
rived here from’ Seduliu, Mo., 11
hours late, after a somewhat perilous
trip over the flood damaged railroads.
The Taft train was caught In the
(•enter of a storm in northeastern
Kansas and eastern Nebrasla, during
which eight Inches of rain fell.
Creeks aiul rivers overflowed and rail-
load travel was Impeded. Several
small bridges were swept away and
tracks over which the president trav-
eled were covered with more than a
foot of water.
The Taft special was held out at
Rushvllle, Mo., for seven hours and
there was a two hours' delay at Falls
City waiting for the flood to subside.
Section hands along the Missouri Pa-
cific system were put to work by the
hundreds. In several places the
tracks were lifted on Jacks from the
muddy waters and propped up on
piles of cross ties. To hold these in
place many tons of rock were dumped
onto the roadbed. A pilot train pulled
by the heaviest engine on the system
preceded the special.
Mr. Taft did not seem to mind the
Inconvenience or the danger, although
expressing regret that the program ar-
ranged for him in Omaha had to be
abandoned. The president stood on
the rear platform of his car as the
train crawled over the flooded tracks.
At Verdon, Neb., the overflow from
the Nemaha river swirled along be-
side the tracks with a current of ten
miles an hour.
LIKE A SECOND
Another Pennsylvania Cam Breaks,
Destroying Three Towns.
FIRE COMPLETES DESTRUCTION
NO MORE BI6 COMMISSIONS
MAXIMUM RATE FOR KANSAS
Commission of 25 Per Cent Will be
the Limit for All Companies
Wall of Water Twenty-Five Feet High
Sweeps Down Valley Destroying
Everything in its Path—Dam
Held 500 Million Gallons.
HUMANE ASSOCIATION AT FRISCO
Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting Opens
With Program Divided Between
Animals and Children.
San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 2.—With a
three-day program divided equally be-
tween dumb animals and children, the
American Humane association today
began its thirty-fifth annual meeting
in the Hotel St. Francis. President
William O. Stillman of Albany, X. Y.,
called the association to order and,
after a welcome from Mayor Mc-
Carthy, delivered his annual address.
Oscar A. Trounstine, secretary of tbe
Ohio society, followed with a paper
on practical work for the horse, and
Robert Tucker, president of the Ore-
gon society, spoke on street pave-
ments and animal protection. Other
addresses of the day were delivered
by Guy Richardson of Boston, Miss
Harriet G. Bird of Stow, Mass.; John
L. Shortall of Chicago, John Partridge
of San Francisco, Dr. F. H. Rowley of
Boston and N. W. Zimmer of Los An-
An opening meeting this evening in
the Valencia theater will be addressed
by Gov. Hiram Johnson, President
Stillman, Dr. Benjamin Ide Wheeler,
Walter F. Brown of Toledo and Dr.
J. A. B. Scherer of Pasadena.
The part of the program devoted to
matters relating to children will be
taken up tomorrow afternoon, and in
the evening there will be a big recep-
tion and banquet.
MinnesDta Rate Decision Vital to
OKLAHOMA CITY CHARTER VOID
Suit Filed in Court Attacks Validity
of City’s Election on Technicality
in Issuing Cali.
Oklamoma City, Ok., Oct. 2.—A suit
has been filed in the district court at-
tacking the validity of the new city
charter on the grounds that the char-
ter election was invalid. While the
suit is brought in the name of a tax
payer, it is generally accepted that it
has behind it and was Instigated by
all the political foes of the commis-
sion plan of government in the city.
The suit is based on the recent de-
cision of the Oklahoma supreme court
in the Guthrie charter case, in which
the court held that the election was
invalid because the mayor had issued
the election call without the concur-
rence of the council. The petition
asks an Injunction restraining the
commissioner from paying any sal-
aries or bills of any kind out of the
Bar Child Actors.
Oklahoma City, Ok., Oct. 2.—Par-
ticipation of children under fourteen
years of age in amateur nights at
amusement houses comes within the
provision of the child labor law. It
is hereafter to be regarded as a vio-
lation of that law, according to a rul-
ing given by Charles L. W. Daugher-
ty, labor commissioner, to County
Judge Williams of Grady county.
Secretary Wilson’s Son Resigns.
Washington, Oct. 2.—What is be-
lieved to be the first in a series of
resignations in the department of
agriculture consequent on the Wiley-
McCabe incident came in the an-
nounced retirement of Jasper Wilson,
son of the secretary, from the posi-
tion of private secretary to his father,
which he has held since March 4,
DESTROYS POWER TO FIX RATES
Four Different Briefs to be Presented
to United ^States Supreme Court
—Ail Southwest In-
Oklahoma City, Sept. 30.—The cor-
poration commissions of seven states,
including Oklahoma, have joined in
the preparation of a brief presenting
the views of the commissions as to
the holding of Judge Sanborn in the
Minnesota rate cases, according to
George Henshaw of the Oklahoma
commission who attended the con-
ference at Lincoln, Neb., as the repre-
sentative of Oklahoma.
Four different briefs will be pre-
sented to the United States supreme
court in support of the contention of
the states represented, contending
that the Sanborn decision is not good
law and that it would destroy the rate
making power of the states if sustain-
ed by the high court; a brief prepared
by the corporation commissions of the
seven states, a brief prepared by the
committee of governors designated at
the New Jersey conference, one pre-
pared by E. T. Young, attorney gen-
eral of Minnesota, and one by the at-
torneys general of the various states.
The corporation commissions of
the following states were represented
at the Lincoln conference and joined
in the preparation of the brief; Okla-
homa, Nebraska, Kansas, South Da-
kota, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.
The Sanborn decision held in sub-
stance that any state made rate which
discriminates against . or places a
burden upon any interstate rate is
The states represented take the
position that this decision if sustained
by the high court virtually will de-
stroy the power of state corporation
commissions to fix rates except in
minor cases and that it also will re-
sult in shutting out smaller industries
from the states as the state commis-
sions cannot fix rates that will pro-
NINE JURYMEN SICK AT ONCE
Trial of Bob Davis at Porum Delayed
by Illness of Almost Entire
Muskogee, Ok., Oct. 2.—Nine jury-
men chosen to determine whether
Bob Davis, the Porum cattleman and
alleged member of the notorious
“Davis gang,” shall die upon the gal-
lows* for the murder of Deputy Sheriff
Jim Work, at Porum, are suffering
from some kind of poisoning. Eight
were stricken at once and another
later. It resulted in the adjournment
of the trial until Monday.
The examining physician declined
to state what the poisonous substance
might be. General opinion is that
the jurors are suffering with pto-
Parple for Pastor Line.
Iola, Kan.. Oct. 2,—The Rev. Hood j
Line, the minister who was convicted !
of immoral conduct on charges pre- '
ferred by Mrs. Ella Reese, was pa-
roled by Judge D. B. D. Smeltzer. Mr. j
Line served about 30 days on the
street gang. 1
Hutchinson, Kan., Sept. 30.—D. B.
Warnock, a farmer living near Huron,
has filed a suit for $25,000 damages
against J. K. Moore for alienating the
affections of Mrs. Warnock. Moore
went to the Warnock home in a motor
car while the husband was away and
drove off with his entire family, w;.e
and three children.
Pioneer German Flier Killed.
Berlin, Oct. 2.—Capt. Englehardt,
the pioneer German aviator, fell and
was killed at the aviation meet at
Johannisthal Field. Englehardt was
the leading aviation authority in Ger-
Wichita Reporter Dead.
Wichita, Kan., Oct. 2.—Charles E
i Bigelow, one of the best known news-
. paper reporters in Kansas, died at
BI6 FIRE LOSS AT WICHITA
ONE FIREMAN KILLED AND FIVE
Large Warehouse Destroyed With
Loss of Half a Million—Other
Wichita, Kan., Sept. 29.—With one
fireman killed when a three-story
brick wall toppled onto an aerial
truck in an alley, and with a loss al-
ready near a half million dolla-rn,
Wichita’s fire fighters had the bat-
tle of their lives at midnight to save
the business section of the city.
The F. G. Smyth & Son's warehouse,
which extends from the Santa Fe to
the Rock Island tracks, just north or
the Santa Fe depot, was destroyed.
In the building, which was 140 feet
long and 120 feet wide, were the Raj's
Commission company and the Manu-
facturers’ Warehouse company, with
a big stock of farm implements. It
was while fighting flames here that
the wall fell, putting the aerial truck
out of commission, killing William C.
McFall, driver of a hook and ladder
wagon. Injuring several others and
possibly burying five men.
The flames quickly leaped to the
one-story building of the^ Boyle Com-
mission cpmpany and consumed it,
with a large amount of produce, most-
ly potatoes in storage.
The flames threatened to spread
west to the Santa Fe tracks and the
main business center of the city.
RAILROAD STRIKE IS CALLED
Likely That 35,000 Men at Various
Shops on Harriman Lines Will
Chicago, Sept. 30.—Shopmen on the
Harriman lines and the Illinois Cen-
tral will go on strike at once, ac-
cording to a final statement by J. W.
Kline, president of the blacksmiths.
The strike order was issued and the
time set after a conference with the
five union presidents.
The calling of the strike was pre-
cipitated by the demands of the boiler-
makerrs at Memphis, who have been
out nearly a week in sympathy with
President Ryan of the carmen and
President Franklin of the boilermak-
ers sought to delay the starting until
the final count of the second ballot.
President Kline, President O’Connell
and President Sullivan overcame this
on the grounds that the second vote
had been ordered after the refusal of
the machinists to lend their strength
to the strike. This was obviated by
the action of the machinists in. Dav-
According to Kline, the men at all
the shops, approximately 35,000, will
quit work without further notice.
Austin, Pa., Oct. 2.—Between 850
i and 1,000 lives were lost when this
town and Costello and Wharton, be-
low here, were destroy ml by the
bursting of a dam. The reservoir of
the ltayless Pulp und Paper company
burst and a wall of water 25 feet high
i swept down Freeman’s run at a speed
estimated at a mile a minute. Prattle
buildings were carried away. Stone
I and brick buildings were crushed.
| Fire broke out in the debris and coin-
1 pleted the ruin. ,
One hundred and sixty bodies have
The dam, which was 530 feet long
and 49 feet high, wus 31 feet thick
aj. the base and held back more than
500,000,000 gallons of water.
Hundreds of women and children—
the men were away at work—were
caught In their homes and drowned or
crushed before they knew what had
happened. Houses went down before
the mighty onrush of water, and gas
pipes, bent and broken, released their
dangerous fluid. Before the water
had passed on Its terrible course
through the town a dozen fires were
burning in as many places, and the
cries of injured and imprisoned per-
sons joined In the terrific thunder of
Much of the debris lodged against
the shops of the Buffalo & Susque-
hanna railroad, and there the fire
raged fiercest. Many were caught
here and it Is believed that few if
any escaped with their lives.
It is estimated that a thousand
buildings have been torn from their
foundations and crushed in the flood
or have been destroyed by fire. The
water made Its way through the busi-
ness section of the town and left only
four buildings standing.
The railroad shops, where the
debris piled high and which resisted
for a time the force of the water were
the death chamber of the majority of
men employed there. A rescue party
attempted to reach the interior of the
ruins, but were driven back by the
smell of burning flesh.
Many persons, crushed and helpless
fn the wrecks of buildings only partly
destroyed by the water, were con-
sumed in the flames.
The property loss will exceed $6,
000,000. It Is doubtful whether the
town ever will be rebuilt. Two at
least of the large plants will not be
reconstructed, and a majority of the
business men of the place have been
ruined financially. ,
It was shown that there is need of
guards in the town. Pillagers had
been at work in the night, following
the rumor that 'the vaults of the
Austin bank and the safes of several
stores had been wrecked. The rumor
was not true. The firemen and volun-
teers prevented atempts at plunder-
ing. In several cases the guards
fought the pillagers. „
Investigation Into the cause of the
breaking of the dam will be started at
once, according to officials in charge
of the work of rescue. That there
had been constant danger of the
catastrophe due to the instability of
the structure, was known to many
residents of the town, and a thorough
Investigation is demanded by many
of the survivors.
Topeka, Oct. 2.—I. S. Lewis, state
superintendent of Insurance, has Is-
sued an order directing thut tire In-
surance compunleB transacting busi-
ness in Kansas shall cease the appli-
cation of the so-culled ’•separation
rule.” This terminates a long battle
and, according to Mr. Lewis, the order
uppears satisfactory to both the so-
called “union” and "non union” com-
The "union” companies pay graded
commissions in Kansas of 15, 20 and
25 per cent to agents for tire insur-
ance business. Some of the "union”
companies claimed that some "non-
union” companies were paying larger
commissions, especially on preferred
business, und thus were raiding the
business of some of the “union" com-
panies. The • non-union” agencies con-
tended that the “union" companies up-
plied the so culled “separation rule.”
namely, that the "unions” would pay
only a maximum of 15 per cent to
mixed agencies, or agencies repre-
senting both ’’union” and “non-union”
companies, while purely “union
agencies got a maximum of 25 per
Mr. Iaswis wrote to all the fire In-
surance companies In Kansus, asking
for a schedule of commissions to be
paid on business. He said that & com-
mission of more than 25 per cent
would be looked upon with disfavor.
The returns made to him showed that
no commission above 25 per cent Is to
“The maximum commission should
not be higher than the 25 per cent,
said Mr. Lewis.
“That will be the maximum In Kan-
sas. I shall Insist that the schedules
filed with me be adhered to. The
‘non-unionB’ want the separation rule
abolished in Kansas. I have done so.
I believe that will settle the contro-
NO "RACE SUICIDE" IN KANSAS
Cigarettes Mean Suspension.
Notre Dame, Ind., Sept. 29.—The
cigarette-smoking student of the
University of Notre Dame is to be sup.-
pressed. The sole penalty provided
for users on the campus, the streets
or in the residence halls is suspen-
sion, according to notices posted on
the university bulletin and signed by
Flour Rates Will Stand.
Washington, Sept. 30.—Pressure
brought by the eastern railroads on
the western trunk lines has induced
the latter to withdraw the proposed
reduction in freight rates October 1
on flour from Minneapolis, St. Paul
and Minnesota transfers to eastern
Corning, N. Y., Oct. 2.—“The dam
has burst. We are going to fly for
This message, flashed by the tele-
graph operators in the Buffalo &
Susquehanna railroal station at Aus-
tin to Galeton, 40 miles away, was
probably the first news of the great
disaster to reach the outside world.
The operator at Galeton, the division
headquarters of the road, when he
caught the portentous flash, lost no
time In calling the trainmaster Into
action, and In less than half an hour
the Buffalo & Susquehanna had three
relief trains on the way to the strick-
TO PROVE ICED FOOD WHOLESOME
Chicago Produce Men to Serve
Luncheon Composed Entirely of
Cold Storage Products.
Two Oklahoma Banks Fail.
Guthrie, Ok., Oct. 2.—The Citi- :
zens’ State bank of Covington ar.d the j
First State bank cf Shattuck failed to j
open for business and are in the j
hands of the state banking beard. The |
two banks belonged to the .ft •■i j
brothers and aismus >.. co ,c.ty.
Chicago, Sept. 29.—To prove that
cold storage foods are wholesome and
delicious, a luncheon, at which all
foods will be guaranteed to be strict-
ly cold storage, will be given by Chi-
cago produce merchants October 23.
Chicken broth made of cold storage
chicken, storage vegetables and stor-
age flour will be the first dish served.
This will be followed by cold storage
salmon, December Turkey, February
capons, April eggs and June cheese.
The butter will be of June churning,
held in cold storage. Storage fruits
will complete the lunch.
First Twenty Days of Vital Statistic!
Law Shows Births Exceed t
Deaths Two to One.
Topeka, Oct. 2—Dr. S. J. Crumbins,
secretary of the state board of health,
and E. T. Fairchild, state superin-
tendent of publlo instruction, -who
once bemoaned the fact that race sui-
cide was rampant In Kansas, have no
cause to worry now. The returns of
the assessors in the last five or six
years indicated about 23,000 births
and about the same number of deaths
each year. But the 1911 legislature
enacted a vital statistics law and the
reports for the first 20 days show
that if the average is reliable more
than 40,000 babies come into the
world in Kansas every year, while
less than 20,000 deaths occur in the
In the 20 days, there were 1,356
births, 690 boys and 666 girls; 1,324
white children and 32 black or Indian.
Figuring on this basis for the entire
year would give Kansas a total of
41,400 births a year.
CONFISCATE BEER AT STATE LINE
Border Patrol Established in Craw,
ford County by Officers Takes
Wagons and Contents.
Pittsburg, Kan., Oct. 2.—A border
patrol has been established along the
state line that separates Crawford
county from Missouri. Persons out
driving who crossed the state line,
coming west, were halted and if they
could establish their identity, or it
was to be seen that they were not
transporting beer in any quantity,
they were told to pass on.
The man who did the halting was
W. P. Montgomery, assistant attor-
ney general, or one of his officers.
Every wagon loaded with beer that
comes across the line into Kansas
and is found by the officers is seized.
The driver is arrested and put under
bond for his appearance and the wag-
on and beer stored away. Judge Cur-
ran of the district court has issued a
large number of injunctions against
A Bull Fight for Topeka.
Topeka, Oct. 2.—Alonzo Maraves of
the City of Mexico has been in To-
peka to see if he could arrange for a
bull fight to be held here Thanks-
giving day. The attorney general was
not in town and Maraves has been
given conflicting advice as to whether
or not the law permits bull fights, and
he wants the attorney general to tell
him. If no technical interpretation
of the law prevents it, Maraves says
the bull fight will be staged and that
It will be worth watching.
Will Reclaim Kaw Bottom Land.
Topeka, Oct. 2.—Farmers in Mene-
ken township Shawnee county, have
formed a drainage district and will
start work to reclaim 900 acres of
land In the Kaw* river bottom. If this
work is successful other land in the
flood district will be protected against
the river. The cost of the first work
will be $4,000.
Start a Fire and Then Rob.
Enid, Ok., Oct. 2.—Setting four
bales of cotton on fire to detract at-
tention robbers entered the Santa Fe
station at Davenport, Ok., and blew
otta the safe. They took $89.90.
Wichita’s New Mayor In.
Wichita, Kan., Oct. 2.—Mayor W.
W. Minick and Commissioner John
Harts took their seats as city officials
and the ordinance prohibiting moving
picture shows cn Sunday was passed
by the commissioners at the hrs4
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