The Okarche Times. (Okarche, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, June 28, 1912 Page: 6 of 8
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Oklahoma News Notes
Boost for a sane fourth.
The recent rains have filled up the i
Altus reservoir so that it now has j
three times as much water in it as
ever before. When full, the reservoir
covers 100 acres of grounds.
Renfrow Tribune announces that it
desires a few solicitors of subscrip-
tions. There probably are a few col
lege graduates of recent date around
over the state looking for jobs.
The aim of Newkirk is a population
of 10,000 in 1916. The campaign to at-
tain this will he started by the New-
kirk Republican News-Journal with a
Bpecial booster edition in the near
W. l’ursinger, a democrat and sup-
porter of the Btate hoard of agricul-
ture, was elected last week the repre-
sentative of C'uster county to the
state farmers Institute, which will be
held at Stillwater.
William Cook, a farjier living near
Ringer, has designed a cotton picker |
and applied for a patent. It is op-
erated on a suction plan, by the aid of
a gasoline engine mounted on a
At a recent meeting of the Black-
well Oil and (las company and the
Commercial club of Blackwell, an
agreement was made whereby three
cent gas will be offered to manufac-
Geary merchants and farmers, in
that vicinity are co-operating in build-
lng good roads, two-mile stretches be- I
Ing repaired each week. The farmers
provide the teams and the merchants
pay the cost of material and extra
The nnnual election of officers of
the Pittsburg county farmers' insti-
tute was held «t McAlester. The prin-
cipal contest was for delegates to the
state institution at Stillwater in Aug-
ust, J. E. W^iitehend of Hartshorno,
Eighteen thousand tons of steel has
been ordered by the M. K. & T. rail-
road company for a continuatiort of
Its double tracking program on its
main line from St. Louis to Dallas,
over 200 miles of which runs through
Governor Cruce appointed the fol-
lowing delegates to the National Build-
ing and Loan league convention nt At-
lantic City July 10: J. H. Ballen, Bar-
tlesville; Charley Seeley, Guthrie; J.
W. Calvin. Oklahoma City; W. M.
Malone, Vlnita and Joe IlesB, Okla-
The melon and berry crops In Mc-
Curtain counfy are in fine shape and
promise a record yield due to the
rains of the past few days. Corn and
cotton, both of which had begun to
suffer, now are showing new life and
the outlook is very optimistic.
The senate haB Just passed a bill ap-
propriating $60,000 for the purchase
of a site and the construction of a fed-
eral building at Altus, Okla. The or-
iginal bill provided for the construc-
tion of a $125,00 building but this
amount was cut by amendment.
CONVENTION BY VOTE OF 579 TO
506 DEFEATS BRYAN
PARKER TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN
THE AFTERNOON SESSION
Story of Fight as Waged on the Floor
Baltimore, Md.—A wealtli of decor
ation in white and gold and the na
tional colors, greeted the early ar-
rivals on tile scene of the democratic
national convention. The big hall, or
dinarily a huge steel-beamed, brick
walled armory, was transformed by
thousands or yards of bunting Thu
ugly steel girders under the roof were
hidden by a false ceiling of light net
ting. From the galleries hung the
„ AT.™ nc banners of the various states.
OF COALAT.ON The crowd came slowly and when
AND UNDERWOOD j the hand began lo play at 11 o'clock
| the galleries and the guests section
VOTE ON TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN j /\]V||"D
Conservative Forces Will Not Oppose
Progressive Platform if They Are
Allowed a Say in Who Shall
Be the Nominee
Baltimore- William J. Bryan met
defeat at the hands of the democratic
national convention Tuesday and in
held only a scattered few,
The delegates as usuaal on the
opening day of the-' convention, were
Blow in making their appearance. A
pouring rain and a scarcity of vehic-
ies made progress from the head*
Here is the way the roll call resulted
on the vote for temporary chairman: j
Alabama—Parker 22V4; Bryan lVa.
Arizona—Parker 2, Bryan 4.
Arkansas—Parker 18; Bryan 0.
California—Parker 18; Bryan 7; ]
Colorado—Parker 6; Bryan 6.
Connecticut—Parker 12; Bryan 2.
Delaware-—Parker 0; Bryan 6.
Florida—Parker 28; Bryan 1.
Georgia Parker 28; Bryan 0.
t Idaho—Parker 0; Bryan 8.
Illinois—Parker 58; Bryan 0.
Indiana Parker 21; Bryan 8; one
Iowa—Parker 13; Bryan 0.
Kansas—Parker 0; Bryan 20.
Kentucky Parker III2; Bryan l'/2;
■ one absent.
Louisiana—Parker 10; Bryan 10.
Maine—Parker 11; Bryan 1.
Maryland -Parker H'c; Bryan lVz- |
Massachusetts Parker 15; Bryan
quarters hotels to the armory a some- j^. o’Gormau 4.
Michigan- Parker 20; Bryan 9; one
w hat serious problem.
Everyone was expecting
tin* opinion of many of the party lead demonstration when Mr.
ers here eliminated himself from the
Bryan ap- I
peared in the hull and was quiet In
anticipation. Word came to the con-
vention thata Mr. Bryan was continu-
ing Ills conferences , right up to the
hour of convening
The committee in charge of the con-
vention arrangements had given the
most prominent place o ntlie floor io
the states having avowed presidential
candidates in the field. To the right
of the main aisle and direetly in 1
front of the state was Missouri, home
state of Speaker Claark. To the left
| was New Jersey, with Woodrow Wil-
son as a favorite son.
Back of Missouri came Ohio with
Governor Harmon in the field. Back
WALL STREET INTERESTS CAP-
CONVENTION IN SESSION
democratic hosts gather
New York Jurist Selected After All
Effort To Compromise Fails— l
Vote Is 31 for Parker and
20 for Ollie James
Baltimore. Former Judge Alton B.
Parker of New York was selected by i
the democratic national committee
\ forts bad been unavailing and almost
immediately the vote was taken.
The debate over the temporary
chairmanship was not prolonged.
Representative Talbot, the Maryland
member, severely criticised Mr. Bry-
an and said the Nebraskan had as-
sumed the role of dictator to the dem-
“I, for one,” said Mr. Talbot, "do
not propose to submit to the dictation
of this or any man.'
Senator Newlands of Nevada, sit-
ting in the committee with a proxy,
defended Mr. Bryaji. The senator de-
race for the presidential nomination.
The vote by w hich former Judge Al-
ton B. Parker of New York was elect-
ed temporary chairman over Mr.
Bryan—579 to 610—was Interpreted
Tuesday night in many ways. The
Champ Clark adherents are claiming
the nomination and many believed
Tuesday It would either be Speaker
Clark or a "dark horse." Talk of |
Mr. Bryan has not ceased by any
means. Some of his friends say to-
day's vote was no test; that many
of his most ardent supporters were
compelled by circumstances to vote
against him as temporary chairman.
They claimed, on the other hand, that
the vote ol 510 given to Mr. Bryan
indicated that he held a "vole" power
In the convention, which put him in
a position of dominance as to who
should be the nominee.
Many of Speaker Clark's delegates
openly threw their support to Die anti-
Bryan forces. This was regarded as
opening a breach between the speaker I jersey was Alabama, home ol (
and the former nominee, which may Representative Oscar W. Underwood !
i— ln(jjana (jjd not fare 80 well but the |
Minnesota—Parker 0; Bryan 2*.
Mississippi Parker 20; Bryan 0.
Missouri Parkei 22; Bryan 14.
Montana—Parker 1; Bryan 7.
Nebraska Barker 3; Bryan 13.
Nevada—Parker 0; Bryan 6.
New Hampshire Parker 4; Bryan
New Jersey Parker 4; Bryan 24.
New Mexico- Parker 0; Bryan 8.
New York Parker 90; Bryan 0.
North Carolina—Parker 15; Bryan
North Dakota Parker 8; Bryan 10.
Ohio—Parker 29; Bryan 19.
Oklahoma- Parker 0; Bryan 20.
Oregon -Parker 1; Bryan 9.
Pennsylvania -Parker 9; Bryan 67.
Rhode Island—Parker 10; Bryan 0.
South Carolina—Parker 0; Bryan 10.
South Dakota—Parker 0; Bryan 10.
Tennessee—Parker 17; Bryan 7.*
Texas—Parker 0; Bryan 40.
Ctah—Parker 4;' Bryan 4.
Vermont—Parker 4; Bryan 0.
Virginia Parker 14; Bryan 10.
Washington Parker 0; Bryan 14.
West Virginia—Parker 9Vi; Bryan
Wisconsin—Parker 0; Bryan 26.
Wyoming l’arker 0; Bryan 6.
Alaska—Parker 4; Bryan 2.
District of Columbia - Parker
Hawaii—Parker 4; Bryan 4.
Philippines—Parker 4; Bryan 2.
Porto Itico—Parker 2; Bryan 4.
All Committees Adjourn.
Baltimore.—After being forced into
night sessions, the convention com- I
mittees on organization took matters I
in their own hands soon after meet- j
A frame school building erected in
Vinita in 1882, as an accessory acad-
emy to the Drury college of Spring-
field, Mo., was burned here Thursday
night. It was erected by the Ameri-
can Home Missionary society of the
cause the Bryan supporters to make
a bitter fight on Clark. Taken from
another standpoint the wote of so
many of the Clark adherents for Judge
Parker was interpreted as a distinct
bid for the support of the conserva-
tive Plement in the convention.
This conservative element, it may
he stated, practically Is prepared to
accept a radical or progressive can-
didate. They frankly admit that to
name a conservative or so-called re-
actionary would strengthen Colonel
Roosevelt in his organization of a
third party. This, the leaders are anx-
ious to avoid.
The turn of poltieal affairs in the
Congregational church. The properly pa8( f,.w days Is regurded here us hav
was purchased by the city fifteen | |,lf, been decidedly unfavorable to
years ago and until last January was ypeag(,r Clark's candidacy The
used as a public school house. It wns Ktraight out Wilson delegates Tuesday
fired either by incendiaries or through tj,rew their support solidly lo Mr.
the carelessness of tramps
June has been a busy month at the
Navy recruiting station at Oklahoma
City, eleven new men having entered
the service and two re-enlistments be-
Sheriffs of the state have asked the
Bryan. This, the leaders figured. |
would make the conservative element
choose Clark in preference to the New
Jersey governor fir a presidential can-
News went around Tuesday night j
flip New York's ninety votes would
go to Clark. This was ImHed iargily
corporation commission for one cent upon the action of New York in vet-
n mile rate In Oklahoma. They*claim lng against Bryan The fact that the
it would help materially In the search
A reunion of all former governors
of Oklahoma is being planned as one
of the features of ‘he 1912 State Fair.
All of tnetn are living and probably
Looking better if possible than its
predecessor, the first flag with forty-
eight stars to be unfurled in Okla-
homa City was (lung to the breeze by
officials at the navy recruiting station
Wednesday. This particular speci-
men of Old Glory was made by girls
In the navy yard at Brooklyn and. ac-
cording to the officer
will withstand even
weather. The flag Is equipped with
a star for New Mexico ami Arizona,
the baby states, admitted only recent
ly to the union.
members of that delegation did not
regard this as any way diminishing
the chances of Governor Marshall.
Parker Pays Glowing Compliment to
Baltimore But a scattering attend
ance had appeared in tire galleries at
S o'clock Tuesday evening. Tiler*
were hundred* of vneant seats in the 1
delegate sections. The delegates who i
were in their seats gathered in little [
groups and a hum of conversation j
swept the hall. The band wag anx ,
inns to please and drifted from "Moon I
light Hay” to the overture from Wil-
liam Tell. , ’
Scattered hand-claps greeted Chair-
man Barker a% lie made his way up
the middle aisle through the groups >
At 8:15 Norman F. Mack climbed i
to the stage and conferred with Par-
liamentarian Crisp and Judge Barker. I
At 8:25 Chairman Mack dropped his i
gavel and tin* night session was on. i
The Rev. Wni. Dame of Baltimore de-
livered tile pray**' In conclusion the i
Rev. Dame led the assembly in the !
Mr. Mack again Introduced Judge j
Barker and the temporary chairman
resumed the speech which was inter- i
New York man I rupted In the afternoon
The man men- In opening Judge Barkei* commented
tioned most prominently in tliis con on the republican convention at (hi-,
neetion was Senator O’Gorman. There cage, where he said lie' words liar*.„
was talk Tuesday night also Dial the . "corruptionists. traitor, thief,
Underwood forces might come into were freely used
this combination, the plan being tli.it
Mr Underwood should have tile speak
Missouri delegation also gave Barker
a majority of its votes 22 to 14 -
quickly called out reports of a cola-
lion of interests between New York
This naturally led to talk of Clark
for president and
for vice president. The man men
ing Tuesday evening and decided not
to continue through the night.
William J. Bryan, probable selec-
tion for chairmanship of the resolu-
tions committee, was not present to
assist in the organization and the
platform makers adjourned until 11
The permanent organization com-
mittee adjourned until 10:30 a. m. j
There was no discussion of the prob- j
able choice to succeed Judge Barker,
but it Is well understook that a pro- !
gressive will be named. Senator Kern
of Indiana, Senator-elect James of ,
Kentucky. Senator Culbertson ot
Texas and Governor John Burke of :
North Dakota are being considered.
The rules committee postponed its i
session until Wednesday morning and
the credentials committee organized i
and adjourned until 9:30 a. m. Con- j
tests from nine states and territor- j
ies involving the seats of seventy- 1
seven delegates will be heard.
A motion to adopt the findings of
the national committee on all con- :
tests was ruled out of order by Chair- |
man Bell of Indiana. The full com-
i mittee will consider each case and all j
evidence bearing upon the oontests
and decisions reached before the con- \
ventlon Tnrets at noon. A call of the
states Tuesday night showed the fol-
lowing contests: *
j Illinois, first to tenth districts,
twentieth district, one delegate in
sevifiteenth and eight delegates-at-
large; South Dakota, all ten slate
delegates; Rhode Island, all ten 1
delegates; Missouri, ninth district;
i Texas, seventh district; Alaska. Dis-
trict of Columbia and Bhilippines.
1 six delegates each; seventh and
ninth IVnnsylvania districts.
Mrs. Taft Attends
Baltimore—Mrs Taft, wife of the
president, attended Thursday's ses-
j sion of the convention. She was the
I guest of Mrs. Wallace, wife of a dele-
gate from the state of Washington.
Monday night for temporary chair-
1 man of the national convention which
opened Tuesday noon. His election
1 came over the protests of twenty-one
members of the committee, styling
i themselves the progressives . in the
party under the leadership of \\. J-
Senator-elect James got twenty of
the votes and Senator O'Gorman of
New York, two.
The committee composed of Chair-
man Mack and Dr. P. L. Hall, appoint-
ed to try and harmonize the factions,
announced .Monday night that its ef-
OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD.
dared that he did not yield to the
dictation of any one man, hut that he
did not regard Mrr. Bryan as a dic-
tator, but as the representative of
progressive principles indorsed by
the democratic party.
When Urey Woodson, committee-
man from Kentucky,-voted for Barker
against James, he explained that Ken-
tucky did not wish to place Janies’
name before the convention. He said
he had talked with Mr. James and had
been assured he was not a candidate.
Robert Ewing, committeeman from
Louisiana, a Wilson supporter, placed
James' name before the committee.
Edward Goltra of Missouri, a Clark
man, explained that he voted for
i James because he was supporting
Clark. This was taken by many to
: mean that the Bryan forces in the
convention would receive assistance
from the Clark supporters when the
tight against ^Barker is taken to the
! floor Tuesday.
The vote was then taken and re-
sulted: udge Barker 31; Senator elect
James 22; Senator O'Gorman 2.
I j.'. $$$£& . YV:-/ ’
IS”4 t V.
The Tipton Tips has suspended and
no longer are tips, being tipped, to
W. McCracken, who claims to be
the only living member of the squad
detailed to capture Booth after the as
sassinatlon of BreBldent Lincoln,
visited at Osage recently, lie lives at
The Eagle City News, edited by W.
8. Marts, is the name of a new puhll
cation at Eagle City. The first issue
1* a snappy live paper which augur*
■uccess in the undertaking.
erslilp of tile house In the event of Mr
Clarks elevation to the presidency,
in charge here, I Most of the Underwood states are
the Oklahoma ! *ald to lie against Bryan on .almost
any proposition whatever. Certain It
was that most of these states located
In the solid south—voted against Mr
The Clark people declared that with
New York and the Underwood forces
united under the speakers banner,
the latter would have more than the
necessary number of votes to nom-
"The result of the balloting on the
temporary chairmanship Tuesday."
said Senator elect Ollie M James of
Kentucky, means but one thing that
Clark will he nominated on the first
There wns nothing more tangblo to
the presidential situation Tuesduy
Bight than talk and claim*.
this conventon." he said. "We had a
little difference here this afternoon
hut there was nothing said by anyone .
in that direction that was intended |
to be severe. If 1 thought the chiet |
speaker today was a little hit harsh ,
I remembered the three great strug
gles lie made for the democratic part* be further evidence of the Clark
In this country.' strength in the convention.
Nebraskans Wire Bryan
Gore It Chairman Lincoln. Neb -Nebraska support-
The Oklahoma delega ! era of W. J. Bryan Tuesday night sent
James May Be Chairman
Mr Janies was discussed Tuesday i
night as the probable permanent
chairman of the convention This Is |
In line with the policy of the coil- j
servatives to placate the progressives, I
Bryan. Aside from tilts, Mr. James
received the second largest vote In
national committee oil the selection
of a temporary charman and this or-
dinarily would entitle him to favor-
able consideration for permanent pre-
siding officer" Ills choice also would
“Bill”*Murrzy in Minority and Attracts
Baltimore- In silent marches the
arriv ing deli cations Sunday took pos-
sc-sii -1 of 1' 1 till. 1 ■ I'Tv firs: bed*
of boomers to make their appearance
were Clark men from Missouri. They
came on the “houn' dog special" one
hundred anil fifty strong. Big buttons
of the speaker make them conspicuous
a block off. They had stopped in
Washington long enough to shako
hands with Champ Clark and tell him
they were going to win ou at Balti-
more. Promises were given that the
delegation "would he heard from"
JUDGE PARKER ARRIVES
Baltlmo.’e.—Alton B. Barker,
around whose candidacy for tempo-
rary chairman the first skirmish of
the democratic convention is being
fought, arrived here from New York
Sunday just before his principal op-
ponent, \Y. J. liryaa, came In from
Chicago. fudge Barker showed his
confidence of indorsment by the na-
tional'committee and the convention
at large when he let it be known that
his speech ns temporary clinlrii an
was already prepared. He took
the ground that the roll he ex-
pected to fill made it unbecoming for
him to take sides on the question of
tlon organized THuesday night b* j
electing Semites Gore chairman ol
the delegation, Scott Ferris, vice
chairman; Richard A llump, score-
tary: Judge Williams, resolutions;
Judge CoIp, credentials; W. H. Hast
Itigs, orantzatton; E, B. Hill, rule*
and procedure; Jude Doyle, vice
chairman of convention: D M Halley
to notify president; George D. S
Johnson to notify vies president
Another train load of delegates and whether a conservative or progressive
boomers came In from "Oklahoma, but
the troublesome thing about it was
that the boomers were divided be-
tween Clark and Wilson Just as the
"Alfalfa Bill" Murray, head of the
Wilson following, admitted ho was out-
numbered on the train, but promised grand jury on i
another battalion of Wilson men on the safe of the
the ground at the convention.
The presence of Murray added to
tbs already complicated situation .iris
ing out of so many different sympa-
thies nt the convention.
"Which Murray?" asked Taggart,
when the newspaper men surrounded
him. "Don't put It down thnt I said
Charles F. w-as the man."
should sound the keynote of the con-
Slinwnop, (ikla. W. F. Webber and
Earl Thayer have been held here by
Justice Hal Johnson under bond of
$2,500 each to await action of tjie
charge of blowing
Cars For Wheat
him a telegram at Baltimore, In
which they urged him not to refuse
the presidential nomination Iti the
event It Is tendered him. The tele-
gram said In part:
"It Is Important that the Baltimore
convention nominate a candidate up-
on whom all progressive* car. unite. . — - •
Knowing the implicit confidence B„,| •Win* h«e to be used In ■hlppm> oat
esteem in whl.h you are held by the j wheal, the threshing of which will be
great body of the common people r-f started next week This 1. only the
the country, we urge you to ac.ept I flr,t consignment o rais
Okla.—W. C. l’oscy,
an alleged forger, was arrested here
Sunday morning as he was alighting
Irotn a westbound Rock Island train,
twenty minutes after a telephone call
had been received by local authorities
from the Sheriff al Purcell, asking
Hobart, Okla. seventy-five box cars Hint he he apprehended, lnuned itely
have been placed on the Rock Island
after the arrest was made, SlierllT
Borgan was notified, and late Sunday
afternoon he arrived here, positively
Identifying the man us the one wiiwt-
ed at Purcell.
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