Cimarron Valley Clipper (Coyle, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 52, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 14, 1914 Page: 2 of 4
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NEW $125,000 COURTHOUSE AT BARTLESVILLE
Washington county'B new courthouse will bn dedicated May 2, and It la |
the Intent of the county officials and business men or Bartlesville to make
tlu> occasion one that will bring people lo the city from ail over the county.
The present courthouse is the first one ever owned by the county, the
county officials being housed in rented quarters in the business section of Bart-
lesville until a few weeks ago. The building cost $125,1)01) and is claimed by
architects to be one of the most artistic buildings in the state for the cost.
It is entirely fireproof and modern throughout It is constructed of gray
pressed brick, trimmed in gnu amlsione npd finished Inside with Tenn'cs.m’e
marble. The woodwork it all oak and is alike throughout the building. Yt
Iiuh four main floors and a basement. •
The jail is situated cn the fourth floor and is reached only by the elevator
nnd a narrow winding stairs from flic sheriff’s office In the basement. The
cells are all modern and the jail is said to be the healthiest part of the new
STATE OFFICIALS TO AID OIL MEN
THE STATE FAIR ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hcnshaw and Others Will Ask
Government Storage Tank.
Over Thirty Thousand Dollars in Pre-
miums are Offered.
Oklahoma ("Ity A request for thf*
war department to build tankage in
the Cushing and Healdton Holds, suf
ftcient to store 10,000,00o barrels of
oil, will be made by Corporation Com-
missioner George A. Ilenshaw and a
committee of oil producers from the
Mr. Ilenshaw left for Washington
Sunday afternoon where ho went to
argue the Oklahoma Kansas Arkansas
two-cent passenger rate case, and
while there will meet the committee
of oil producers from the Cushing and
Healdton fields and hold a conference
with the heads of the war department.
This is one of the plans of the pro
ducers to relieve the present over-
production situation in the two fields.
If this tankage is supplied by the war
department, it is said, it will bo
long step toward relieving the situa-
tion and will insure ample means of
taking care of the total production.
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
Cato Sells will also be called into the
conference. Mr. Sells was asked to
ooine ty Oklahoma some time ago to
meet with a committee of independ-
ent producers for the purpose of con
uideriug the advisability of recom-
mending to the federal government
the construction of a pipe line from
the Oklahoma Held to the gulf coast
to supply war vessels and other gov-
ernment owned ships. Mr. Sells, it
Is said, has advised that lie cannot
Veep the engagement and the confer-
ence to be held the coming week with
I he w ar department w ill, in a meas-
ure, take ^tlie place of the proposed
conference with Sells.
If the war department will consent
to the erection of the tanks the con-
ferees hope to show where the oil can
Do transported to the coast by pipe
tines without the construction of a
GOV. COMPROMISES OIL SUITS
Cruce and C. R. Smith Divide Their
Ardmore—Governor Cruce and C.
R Smith of tills city, who were In-
volved in n suit over ninety acres of
land in the heart of the Healdton oil
Held, have compromised the suit.
The governor g^ts sixty acres and
Mr. Smith thirty acres and the bonus
money, amounting to $26,500, was
equally divided between the two. The
land Is very valuable.
MUSKOGEE ASKS LOWER SCHEDULE
Citizens League Says Rates for Power
and Light Are Too High
Muskogee Tile Citizens' League of
Muskogee has derided that the rates
charged for light and power by the
J. W. Soroggs, under whose direction
twiee as high as they ought to ho
and a petition is being prepared to
present to the slate corporation com-
mission r I nn 111 ,i ti « r i'- h.. rut
In two The present rate is 14 cents.
New Elevator Planned
Strong City- With an extra largo
acreage of wheat and oalH In tills
vicinity, priqmrntlnm are liritic made
here to market these cereals Maney
brothers, who are Interested in a
string of flouring mills and also large
stockholders In the C. & O W. rail
way, will erect a large elevator, work
beginning in a few days. The build-
ing will be large enough to handle
the crop and will he fitted up with
the latest labor-saving machinery.
Speedy Conviction In Assault Case.
Kingfisher No complaint as $o tbo
law's delay can be urged in the ease
of Stale against Pearl Derritt, a 'ne-
gro who was placed on trial In Judge
Steen’s court before a jury charged
with assault with Intent to kill Wil-
liam Jansen, near Hennessey last
April. The Jury was empaneled, evi-
dence offered, the jury Instructed and
arguments made the Jury returning a
verdict of guilty und assessing the
punishment at ton years In the peni-
tentiary within throe hours after the
fash premiums amounting to $33,-
272 50 are offered by the Oklahoma
Stall! Fair lor exhibits of live stock,
agricultural products and other dis-
plays at the eighth annual exhibition,
Oklahoma City, September 22 to Octo-
ber 3. Of this amount. $2,181.00 is
offered by the various breeding asso-
ciations of the country.
Those and hundreds of other impor-
tant details are fully brought out in
the big premium list, just issued, and
which is the most complete book of
the kind ever published by Hie
Oklahoma fair. Ten thousand copies
are now ready for distribution. Any
person may get a copy by writing to
1. S. Mahan, secretary, Oklahoma City.
Important innovations have been
made in ail of the departments, in-
cluding two new classes in the horse
show division, the re-establishment of
a class for Chester White and O. I. C.
swine and a contest for dairy cattle.
One of the features of interest is
tile score card by which county collec-
tive exhibits will be judged this year.
The score card not only assures ab-
solute fairness In the Judging, but for
the first time gives Individuals and
county orKnnfzatttmn it complete list
of I ho products to assemble for a
county exhibit. Premium offerings in
the county exhibit department have
been increased to $1,500 and the mon-
ey will be*divided among the lirat
Concerning the amusement features,
there will be Thavlu’s Hand, Gill’s
balloonists. Powers Elephants, May
Wirth nnd her family of noted eques
trians; several auto race drivers, class
harness and running races, and other
BIG MOOSERS TO SPEAK HTRE
Roosevelt and Beveridge on the Pro
gresslve Campaign Program.
Stillwater,—Theodore Roosevelt if
coining to Oklahoma to deliver ten
speeches for the Progressive state
ticket according lo announcement
made by John P. liickam. lliokam
further announced that Albert J. Bev
eridge of Indiana. Victor Murdock and
Henry J. Allen of Kansas and Govern
or Hiram Johnson of California wifi
come to Oklahoma.
POTEAU HAS A MONSTER GASSEP
15,000,000 Feet a Day and Workmer
Can’t Cap the Well.
Poteau. A big gas well which !t,i!
estimated will produce 15,000,1*00 feel
a day has been brought in here by the
Lo Flore Gas and Electric company.
The pressure thus far has been sc
strong that workmen are unable ,ir.
cap it. It is believed that the new I
well will open up a new and impor-
tant oil and gas field in extreme east
Hookworm Among Indian Students
Durant.—Twenty-eight cases of
hookworm were found among fifty
students of the Armstrong Male In
dlan academy, examined by I)r. W. 1’. I
Jacocks. an investigator for the
Rockefeller commission of Wasti ng
ton, D. C. He states that he also
found traces of three other worms
among the students. He says the ■
hookworm! as yet hare net at
the students seriously but will gpf
worse if not checked. The academy
Is located at Armstrong, fifteen miles
east of Durant and is for Choctaw
Indian orphans. ,
Double Killing By Paroled Man
Ooalgate Arthur McKinley, who
was released from the state peniten-
tiary to attend the funeral of Ris
sister. Mrs I, A. Cornier here, killed
his former wife and blew out bis
brains with a shotgun.* Mrs. McKin-
ley. who secured a dlvorcesafter Mc-
Kinley was'convicted, three years ago,
of criminal assount upon a young girl,
was living with Mrs. Beck The two
women were sitting in the little home
when McKinley entered, seized a
hatchet and heat the former wife's
head to an unrecognizable mass.
PERSINGER FACTION OUSTED B V
LATEST SETTLEMENT OF
CLARK'S RULING IS RESERVED
Decision by Supreme Court Ends
Muddle in State Appointees.—
Two Claimant Goardn
> LEGAL BOAF1D. +
+ -— +
+ U. T. Bryan, president. 4
+ (j *A. Karusey. *f*
+ J. E. Darby. +
+ I. C. Henfrow. .j.
♦ Frank M. Gault. +
+ — +
* OUSTED PERSINGER BOARD. •
♦ J. U. Persinger. -j.
+ Roscoe Thomas. 4
+ J. C. Elliott. ’ 4
+ 1. G. Grilfin. 4.
+ Robert E. Serially. +
+ J. N. Roach. 4.
+ George II. Hinds. 4.
4* John B. Weaver. 4
+ W. T. Leahy. 4
+ -- 4
+ OUSTED WHITE BOARO. 4
+ Charles E. Scott. 4
+ J. W. Hubbard. 4
4 J. W. Allison. 4
+ J. B. Swartz. 4
* Ewers White. 4
+ C. M. Snider. 4
4 J. P. Tosh. 4
4 J. G. Willis. 4
Oklahoma City.—The five man board
of agriculture, known as the Cruce
board, which was appointed by the
governor In pursuance to the provis-
ions of the constitutional amendment
adopted at the special election on Au-
gust 5. 1013, is declared to be the only
legal, duly qualified and elected board
of agriculture by the state supreme
court in an opinion handed down by-
Justice R. H. Loofbourrow.
The attack on the Cruce board,
made by the board which claimed to
have been appointed in January, 1913,
was based solely on technical errors
in the submission of the amendment
reducing the size of the board from
eleven to five members and its adop-
tion by an overwhelming vote in the
In the submission of the amendment
by the legislature and in its adoption
by the people at the polls, every stat-
utory and constitutional requirement
was met, says the opinion, in knock-
ing out the contentions of the ousted
This decision is expected to com-
pletely clarify the muddled situation
involving three boards of agriculture,
which had its inception in January,
1913, when two boards went forth from
the Stillwater farmers’ institute, each
claiming to be duly elected and having
authority to act.
While these two boards -were wrang-
ling between themselves and indulg-
ing in court proceeding’s* Senator
Campbell Russell of Warner proposed
a resolution in the senate authorizing
the submission of an amendment that
would reduce the size of the board
from eleven to five members.
The amendment was submitted at
the August election and adopted. Rus-
sell contended the adoption of the
amendment had the effect of recalling
the board, claiming to have been ap-
pointed at the Stillwater convention,
and the governor took the same view
and immediately appointed the five-
After making his appointment court
groceedings were instituted in the Ok
lahoma county district court attack-
ing the validity of the submission of
the amendment, and the authority of
th- governor to make the anoint*
A decision ousting the Cruce board
was rendered by District Judge Clark,
Bttd It was from this decision that
tha caso was appealed.
A meeting of the board is expected
to be held in Oklahoma City within
the next few days.
SENATOR CHARGES CONSPIRACY
La Follette Says Atempt Made to Co-
erce Commerce Commission.
Washington Senator I.n Follette
laid before the senate what he da
dared was evidence of a widespread
<omRiat y to iutlmidat....... - and
control the interstate commerce com-
mission to grant eastern railroads the
6 per cent freight rate Increase for
which application is pending. *
The senator spoke on his bill to
make it a criminal offense to seek
to Influence decisions of the commis-
sion. He talked for more than two
hours and produced a mass of news-
paper clippings, copies of letters and
He declared "the conspiarcy" und
made use of newspaper articles, edi-
torials and advertising; that manufac-
turers and bankers had assailed the
commission with communications fav-
oring an increase and that the props
ganda had been in evidence for
months before the railroads made
CONCENTRATE ON ITS CAPITAL
THREE DIVISIONS WITHIN 300
MILES OF MEXICO CITY.
South American Diplomats Complete
Conference Arrangements .for
Session at Niagara Falls.
Washington.—While the Mexican
situation is outwardly calm pending
the formal opening of the conference
of South American mediators at Nia-
gara Falls, Canada, May 18, there con-
tinued an active undercurrent of dis-
cussion and preparation for the peace
plana and at the same time definite
reports reached the constitutionalist
headquarters here of sweeping victor-
ies of their forces near San Luis Poto-
sl and other points far south of Sal-
tillo, where it was thought their next
big battle would occur.
General Carranza’s messages show-
ed that three converging campaigns
were in active operation, each within
300 miles of Mexico City. General
Obregon with 15,000 men operating
from the Pacific coast side had cap-
tured all the intervening territory,
was beseiging Mazatlan
Another division. General Carran-
za reported, had fought a battle at
Penzacos, near San Luis Potosi, which
is 300 miles north of Mexico City.
This is the southermost point which
the constitutionalists have reached in
central Mexico and with the army
now attacking Tampico they declare
that the general advance on the Mex-
ican capital is to be made within a
few weeks from three sides.
The significance of these constitu-
tionalist successes lay in the fact that
San Luis Potosi is far south of Sal-
tillo and only 300 miles from Tampico
on the west and Mexico City on the
south. General Carranza's report of
the desperate condition of the feder-
al at Mazatlan xvas coincident with
reports from Read Admiral Howard,
who stated that a land and sea en-
gagement was carried on there, the
constitutionalists firing rifles and field
guns front Piedro Island, while the
federal gunboat Morelos was support
ed by the federal shore batteries.
Aside from the notable constitu-
tionalist successes, the chief military
development of the week was the au-
thorization to General Funston to ex-
tend his lines at Vera Cruz as might
be required for defensive purposes
without, however, undertaking any
aggressive operations. A report also
came from General Funston that he
could secure no definite information
ns to the active movements by the fed-
erals under General Maas, but he con-
strued what they were doing as being
Sharp Fighting on East Coast.
The naval situation was shown Jn
reports from Rear Admiral*Badger as
to the Atlantic coast points and from
Rear Admiral Howard as to condi-
tions on the Pacific coast side. Admir-
al Badger stated that sharp fighting
had occurred between Mexican feder-
■ ls and constitutionalists midway be-
tween Vera Cruz and Tampico and lie
tglded that rumors reached him
through Admiral Maytf that some of
Villa’s forces intended to take and
burn the city of Tampico. Admiral
Mayo put no faith in reports of a truce
between federnds and constitutional-
ist elements about Tampico.
Congress again came into the Mex-
ican situation when a caustic debate
occurred in the senate over the reso-
lution of Mr. Lippitt of Rhode Island
asking President Wilson for informa-
tion as to hi* reported support of
Pancho Villa for next ruler of Mexico.
The resolution finally was tabled by
a viva voce vote, but not until Sena-
tor Lippitt had discussed reports of
the administration's support of the
"Vlllianous Villa," the landing at Vera
Cruz and other incidents.
The South American mediators com-
pleted their plans for beginning theh
conference at Niagara Falls. Head-
quarters will be established at a lead-'
ing hotel which has consented to ad-
vance the'date of its opening in order
to accommodate the conference. The
mediators with their secretaries, ste-
nlgraphers, etc., will make a party of
about fifteen. They will leave here
on the 14th to prepare for the open-
ing conference on the following Mon-
day. The Huerta delegates are ex-
pected to arrive by way of Montreal
coming thence to Niagara Falls, On-
HOTBED OF WAR EVER SINCE
DICTATOR PORFIRO DIAZ
QUIT THE PRESIDENCY
UNABLE TO SETTLE THE AFFAIRS
Half a Dozen Rulers In Three Year*)
None of Whom Have S^een Able
To Hold Control—Madero the
Spirit of the Discontent.
Revolution has been in progress in
Mexico since January, 1911, when
Madero began his insurrection against
Diaz. At that time Diaz had been
dictator under the title of president,
since *1876, with the exception of oue
American magazine writers in 1909
described in detail the horrors of
Mexican peonage, the barbarism of
Mexican prisons and the long reign
of favoritism to classes and wrong and
injustice to the masses under Diaz,
helped to fan into the flame the
popular discontent, which blazed out
int<r a general conflagration when
Madero made his presidential cam-
paign against Diaz in the summer of
1910, on a platform of radical re-
form. Suppressed for the moment by
arrest, he escaped into the United
States, and in January, 1911, returned
to Mexico and issued his now famous
proclamation—the Mexican declara-
tion of independence—demanding the
overthrow of the Diaz tyranny and
promising sweeping constitutional and
economical reforms, chief among
which was a new and fairer system
of agricultural tenure.
Would Not Make Terms.
Starting in the mountains of Chi-
huahua, Coahuila and Sonora, the up-
rising -had become formidable by
February, when Madero was joined
by Orozco, Blanco and Pancho Villa
and in May the combined forces cap-
tured Juarez an important point neat
the Mexican border.
Diaz attempted to make terms
with the revolutionists, but Madero in-
sisted on his retirement, and Diaz
finally agreed to retire. On May 25,
1911, he left the capital and a few
days later sailed for Europe, where he
has since been watching with keen in-
terest the course of events in the
country where for more than thirty
years he had exercised the supreme
power of unlimited despotism.
Insurrections broke out, one of
them under his former associate, Gen-
eral Orozco, who was defeated by
Huerta, and outbreaks continued from
time to time and delayed the plan of
Felix Diaz a Failure.
Ui October, 1912, Gen. Felix Diaz,
nephew of the former dictator, start-
ed a revolt at Vera Cruz but was ar-
rested, sentenced to death and impris-
oned pending a new trial, in Santiago
prison in Mexico City, where Gen.
Bernardo Reyes, a close friend of the
elder Diaz, was at that time confined
for attempting to organize a revolu-
tion against Madero about a year pre-
February 8, 1913, marked the begin-
ning of the end of the Madero admin-
istration. On that date a number of
regiments at the capital revolted and
military cadets stormed the military
prison and released Felix ,Diaz and
Reyes, who put themselves at the
head of the rebels and captured the
citadel and arntorv, with large stoies
of arms and munitions. For days the
capital was the scene of a terrific and
destructive battle, General Huerta
commanding the few regiments which
remained loyal to Madero.
On February 18 the Mexican senate
adopted a resolution "declaring Ma-
dero incapable of holding office" and
ordering Generals Huerta and Ulan-
quet to put an end to the fighting
and arrest the president, who was ac-
erdingly locked up in his apartments
Late at night, five days afterwa.-d
Matlsro and Vice President Pino Sua-
rez, while on their way to the state
penitentiary under an armed escort
were shot and killed by the soldiers
who were supposed to be guarding
Left It For Wilsan.
General Huerta at once organized a
provisional government, with himself
as president, and was recognized by
tile diplomatic representatives at the
capital, with the exception of the
United States, President Taft leaving
to his successor, Mr. Wilson, the task
of dealing with the situation as seem-
ed wlih to him. The blood of Ma-
dero proved to be the seed of a fresh
revolution. Villa, Carranza and other*
chiefs, good and bad, joiuing forces
Tlie events of the last year are fresh
in the general recollection. In July,
191::. President Wilson, who» had
flrmlv refitted to recognize Huerta’s
suspicious title, sent John Lind to
Mexico to investigate the situation
and to advise Huerta not to be a can-
didate in the approaching presiden-
A few weeks later the so-called eleo-
tions took place, an Insignificant vote
being polled, of which Huerta nati*-
rally received a majority. This elec-
tion was so plainly a mockery that it
was declared Invalid and another elec-
tion appoined for July of this year.
2-Cylinder Cars •
May Now Purchase Repair Parts for
These Cars Direct from Us
ALE LITIGATION WITH I HE CARLSON MOTOR
TRICK COMPANY II\S BFTN TERMINATED IN
OUR FAVOR, AND THE MAXWELL COMPANY
HAS OBTAINED AN EXCLUSIVE LICENSE TO
SUPPLY THESE TARTS TO MAXWELL OWNERS.
The Maxwell Company has Immmi furnishing regu-
larly anil will cotitfnm* to fnnils’ll t<» owners of
htofliluri! - Dayton 4 i»rs, Itrurih limmhnut
Cara, l.veritt .Motor ('iirs, Columhht Motor
< urn him I Maxwell 4-4 jiliule/ (nr*, r.puir
parts an-urn u* I y made from ligs nnd templets. Ue-
wure of substitute part*. All jmrla ut remark-
ably low prlceM.
Owners wrile direct for Price List of Genuine Parts
Maxwell Motor Sales Corporation
ni iff/ LOSSES SURELY PREVENTED
Western stockmen, lx*-a use they
prot»ct where other vaccines fail.
\Y, !te for booklet and testimonial t.
10-dose pkge. Blackleg Pills $1.00*
50-dose pkge. Blackleg Pills 4.00
Use any Injector, but Cutter's best.
Tha superiority of <’utter pm ducts In duo to over 1$
years of specialising In vaccines and serums only.
Insist on Cutter's. If unobtainable, order direct.
The Cutter Laboratory, Berkeley, Cal., or Cbioago. IIP
Soda Fountain: We have made up ready for
prompt shipment 6, 8, 10, 12 and 20 ft. front
system, pump service outfits, new and slightly
used, at a big saving in'price on easy monthly
payments. The Grosman Co., Inc., Dallas,Tex.
liBfflttlmaanna i^Zl ~
Serviceable gas pipes are made of
paper Jn France.
For bad burns Hanford’s Balsam is
used to give quick relief. Adv.
In France one man in twenty is en-
titled to wear a decoration.
Smile on wash day. That’s when you use
Red Cross Ball Blue. Clothes whiter than
snow. All grocers. Adv.
Tell a woman she has a beautiful
nose, and she will get cross-eyed from
constantly looking at it.
Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets cure con-
stipation. Constipation is the cause of
many diseases. Cure the cause and you
cure the disease. Easy to take. Adv.
Point of View.
Patient—This is an ill day's work.
Doctor—To me, it is well done.—
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle
CA3TORIA, a safe and sure remedy 1
Infants and children, and see that
Signature of \ _
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria
Church—You are a product of the
"And your son, is he college bred?"
"No, he’s only a by-product."
Term Too Brief.
"I think a congressman ought
be elected for more than two year?
“You can’t accomplish much in th
"Why, my wife can’t return all tl
calls she receives."—Courier-Jourm
When Confidence Returned.
The young bride was erchangii
costume for a traveling suit.
“Inez," she asked of the rather e
vious housemaid who was assistli
her, “did I appear at all nervous
any time during the ceremony?”
’’Just a little at first,’’ replied Im
“but not after Gerald had said ‘I do.
—Ladies’ Home Journal.
The witness, a heavy-set man, who
looked as though he spent a good
share of his time feasting, was called
to tho stand as a witness in a case of
assault and battery.
“You were in the restaurant at the
time this happened." began tho judge.
L' .. tell the court just what you
"Who, me?” asked the man, in be-*
wliderment. "I didn’t hear anything.
I was eating.”—Saturday Journal.
CAUSE AMD EFFECT
Good Digestion Follows Righf Food.
Indigestion and tho attendant dis-
comforts of mind and body are cer-
tain to follow continued use of im-
Those who are still young and ro-
bust are likely to overlook 1lio fact
that, as dropping water will wear a
stone away at last, bo will the use of
heavy, greasy, rich food, finally causa
loss of appetite and indigestion.
Fortunately many are thoughtful
enough to study themselves and note
the principle of cause and effect in
their daily food. A N. Y. young wom-
an writes her experience thus:
"Sometime ago I had a lot of trou-
ble from Indigestion, caused by too
rich food. I got so I was unable to
digest scarcely anything, and medi-
cines seemed useless.
“A friend advised me to try Grape-
Nuts food, praising it highly and as
a last resort, 1 tried it. I am thankful
to say that Grape-Nuts not only re-
lieved me of my trouble, but built me
up and strengthened my digestive or-
gans so that I can now eat anything 1
desire. But 1 stick to Grape-Nufa.”
Name given by Postum Co., nattle
Creek, Mich. Read "Tho Rood to
Wcllvllle," In pkgs. "There’* a Rea-
Km reml (he nt.ove letter( A new
one nppmrw from lime lo lime. They
"re cemilne, Irue, nod full of human
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