Colony Courier (Colony, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 19, 1914 Page: 6 of 8
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AKITA AND KOWAKUBI, ON THE
ISLAND OF HONDO. SUF-
FER GREAT LOSS.
BELEIVEO HUNDREDS HAVE DIEO
Vasama-Yama la In Violent Eruption.
—Only Ninety Miles From Tokio; —
Railroads and Telegraph
MEN IN THE PUBLIC EYE
Judge R. L. Williams, after having
served on the Supreme Court since
its organization, resigned Tuesday to
Tokio.—For the second time since
the first of the year. Japan is para-
lysed by the news that an earthquake
had laid cities in ruins and had
claimed a death toll which will total
The earthquake occurred in the pre-
fecture of Akita. Island of Hondo.
Scores of houses were destroyed and
many Inhabitants killed. In the vil-
lage of Kowakubi, which was ruined,
there were many casualties.
The volcano Asama-Yama, ninety
miles northwest of Tokio, is in erup-
tion, and Inhabitants of that vicinity
are fleeing for their lives.
The disturbance has badly damaged
ralroad and telegraph lines so that an
authentic estimate of the number of
killed or the extent of damage could
not be ascertained.
Sixty bodies were found In the basin
of the Omono river where 320 bouses
were destroyed. The village of Kit*-
meno was burned.
As a result of the earthquake a cop-
per mine at Tsundmdato collapsed
and the fate of the 200 miners Is un-
Simultaneous with the earthquake
came terrific explosions and the burst-
ing of flames from the volcano Asama-
Yama terrifying the inhabitants of
Akita is a garrison town on the sea
of Japan. It does a considerable ex-
port trade, especially In rice. The
population of the city Is about 30,000.
Asama-Yama is the largest active vol-
sano in Japan. A majority of ItB ac-
tive periods have been productive of
showers of ashes only. Its last great
eruption was in 1783 when several vil-
lages on the north side of the moun-
tain were obliterated by huge streams
In the eruption of Stikura-JIma, Jan-
uary 13, several hundred lives were
Fifteen Hundred Die In Russian Flood
8t. Petersburg.-—Details of the hur-
ricane which swept the province of
Kuban, southern Russia, were re-
ceived here. A northerly gale caused
numerous waterspouts off the east
coast 6f tho Sea of Azov and the
s^ore from Yoisk to the Strait of
Khrtach, a distance of about 500 miles
was flooded. Six villages were dam-
One hundred and seventy-six con-
struction employes on the Kuban rail-
way, sleeping in a shed who were
awakened by the storm, fled to a train
and endeavored to escape. The en-
gine and cars, however, were over-
turned and swept away. Most of the
men were drowned.
The hurricane raged for ten hours.
When it ceased, the receding floods re-
vealed scenes of great destruction.
Eight miles of the railway embank-
ment were In ruins. The wrecked
train was covered with the bodies of
dead workmen, only forty-eight of
whom got to shore.
The meager dispatches reported
that 1,600 lives had been lost as a re-
sult of the storm, but no reliable de-
tails giving what may be termed an
accurate estimate have coine to hand.
A similar catastrophe occurred
along the shores of tho Sea of Azov
thirty-seven years ago.
CHIEF JUSTICE WILLIAMS.
enter the race for Governor of the the
State. Judge Williams was the first
Chief Justice of the State of Okla-
homa. and has rendered some of the
most weighty opinions of that Court,
among which is an opinion upholding
the Bank Guaranty Act., afterwards
sustained by the Supreme Court of the
Cnited States; the so-called “Factory
Act" which forever settled the matter
of injured employes receiving compen-
sation for injuries sustained in fac-
tories and workshops; various opin-
ions upholding the action of the Cor-
! poration Commission in compelling
railroad companies to do certaih acts
such as putting telephones in depots
and complying with other orders made
in the interests of the traveling pub-
lic; regulating telegraph and tele-
phone companies and compelling
them to give physical connection with
independent companies; compelling
railroad and telephone companies to
refund excessive charges; upholding
the gross revenue act of the state and
compelling corporations to pay gross
revenue taxes, and an opinion uphold-
ing the Grandfather Clause of the
This closes the second great task
of Judge Wiliams, he having been a
member of the Constitutional Conven-
IN ST. LOUIS
ELEVEN BODIES ARE RECOVERED
FROM RUINS OF MISSOURI
TWENTY MEN ARE STILL MISSIN8
The proportion of the nop which moved out of counties of production during the
pa®t ten years is estimated us follows:
tv , r°r the State, Porn, 23 per cent; Wheat, C2 per cent; Oats, 22 per cent; for the
Lnlted States, Corn, 21.9 per cent; Wheat, 58.1 per cent; Oats. 29.6 per cent.
TO DEVELOP THE ZINC DEPOSITS PLAN POLAND CHINA PUTURITY
Encouraging Prospect* in Ochelata-
Big Prizes Offered If Twenty Breeders
Will Enter Herds.
Bartlesville. — Simultaneously with
the announcement that coal had been
discovered in the northern part of the
county and that work is about to be
started in developing the mines, comes
the announcement that the lead and
zinc mines are to be developed In the
vicinity of Ocheinta. An eastern con-
cern has acquired three-fourths of the
eighty noreH owned by Jacobs Bros.,
upon which the vein of lead and zinc
was discovered. They will start work
next month In the development of the
mines. The fact that the National
Zinc Co. of Bartlesville Is still holding
Its forty-acre tract In that vicinity
givoH rise to the belief that a great
bed of zinc and lead has been dis-
Three tests were made by the
Jacobs over a year ago, and each test
showed the vein to be nineteen feet
WOMAN KILLED BY HER HUSBAND
UNITED STATES EXPRESS TO QUIT
Flrat Company to Succumb to th#
Now York.—Directors of the United
States Express company voted unani-
mously to liquidate its nffnlrs and dis-
solve It In tho shortest possible time.
The resolution under which tills action
was recommended reads:
“Resolved. That pursuant to the
power and authority conferred on the
bourd of directors of the United Slate*
Express compuny by its articles of as-
sociation, (lie board unanimously de-
clares that It Is for the best interests
of the company that the company bo
dissolved ns soon hh mny be without
awaiting the expiration or its term of
existence, and tliut Its business and af-
fairs be settled up and finally adjusted
an promptly ns may be done. The
president Is directed to Inform the
shareholders of the company of suld
action by the board.”
Another County Official In Bad.
I’awbuskft.—Inquiry Into the ao-
counta of Ret Mlllurd, missing trena-
urere of Osage county, which was be-
gun In leisurely fashion n month ngo,
has taken a serious turn since the re-
ceipt of a letter by Mrs. Millard In
which her htiHlmnd Informs her that
he never experts to return. Mlllurd
departed March (I "on u trip for hi*
health.” A citation has been Issued
calling on him to show cause why he
ahould not he removed ns guardian of
Nol* ("hitlers, n minor Indian, who I*
Jislr to * largo estate.
Gun I* Discharged During Scuffle Be-
tween Rosedale Couple.
Wayne.—During a scuffle over a gun
Mrs. William Chambers, wife of a
farmer living near Rosedale, ti small
town live miles eiiHt of Wayne on the
Oklahoma Central railroad, was killed
by a shot from tho weapon In the
hands of the husband, William Cham-
bers, Chnmbers wns arrested and
placed In the McCInln county jull at
Purcell to await a hearing.
Chambers, In possession of the gun,
had threatened his wife and she was
trying to tnke It uway from him when
It wus discharged, the bullet entering
the body Just below the heart. A son,
returning to the house from the barn,
stated that he saw the seufffe through
a window, henrd the shot and entered
In time to hear his mother say "You’ve
killed me," Just before she fell.
Chambers wns drunk at the time
of the killing., He declares that the
discharge of the gun. wan accidental.
Hoodoo Follow* Mysterious Ton*.
Oklahoma City.—District Judge
George W. Clnrk granted an Injunc-
tion against the United Brothers of
Friendship and Sisters of the Myster-
ious Aen of North America, South
America, Europe, Asln nnd Africa,
which prevents the organization sell-
ing fraternal life Insurance In Okla-
homa. Tho Insurance order with the
studciidoiiM name is an organization
engaged not only In writing life In-
surance but sick benefit policies also
for negroes, aecordlng to the writ of
Oklahoma City.—If the Poland-
Chlna breeders of Oklahoma do their
part, Oklahoma will have a 1914
Poland-China futurity, with cash
prizes amounting to $600 to be dis-
tributed at the eighth annual State
Fair, Sept. 22 to Oct. 3, and probably
a handsome silver trophy worth at
The fair association has appropri-
ated $150 for a Poland-China Futurity
and whenever 20 herds are nominated
at $5.00 each, the American Poland-
China Record Association guarantees
prizes amounting to $600 on fail pigs
of 1913 farrow and on spring pigs of
Nominations must be In by March
25. All nominations must be made
direct to Secretary McFadden of the
Poland-China Record Association,
Stock Yards, Chicago.
Guaranteed prizes amounting to
$600 are offered, as follows;
Boars ....$30 $25 $20 $15 $10 $5
Sows .... 30 25 20 15 10 5
Roars .....$40 $20 $20 $15 $10 $8 $7
Sows ...... 40 30 20 15 10 8 7
Litters (4).. 40 30 20 15 10 8 7
It is believed that this announce-
ment of the assurance of a Poland-
China futurity this year at the State
Fair will be received with enthusiasm
by all Poland-China breeders and that
they will be sure and get their nomi-
nations in by March 25.
W«* Defending Mother.
Muldrow.—That he killed his em-
ployer In defense of his mother was
proven In the preliminary hearing of
Luther Anderson for the killing of R.
P. Nichols, a farmer. Anderson was
working for Nichols nnd the latter be-
coming provoked began boating An-
derson with a piece of harness. An-
derson's mother remonstrated and
Nichols nttarked her. Anderson saw
his mother’s peril and stabbed Nich-
ols, and the latter died from the
wounds. Anderson was completely ex-
Middleton I* Found Guilty.
Muskogee.—D, H. MNIdloton, two
year ago mayor of Muskogee, wns
found guilty of conspiracy to emberzle
$4,000 county funds and sentenced to
three years In tho penitentiary and a
line of $8,000.
To Submit Franchise*.
Hominy.—The city council panned
an ordinance to submit to the people
of Hominy the franchise of Messr*.
Howerton, Overloss * Asltln of Bnr-
tlosvllle and Cushing for gas and elec-
Sleepers Trapped By Blaze Which
Started On Third Floor.—Loss
One-Half a Million
CROP REPORT, MARCH 1, 1914 - OKLAHOMA ANB UNITED STATES
The crop report, as of March 1, of the United States Department of Agriculture,
for the Stale of Oklahoma and for the United States Is given below:
Her cent of crop on farm*........
Thousand bushels on farms......
Price March 1 to produce™... .eta
J’er cent of crop on farms........
Thousands bushels on farms......
Price March 1 to producers.. .cts.
J’er cent of crop on farms........
Thousand* bushels on farms......
Price March 1 to producers.. .cts.
Per cent of crop on farms........
Price March 1 to producers.. .cts.
PRICES March 1 to producers:
itye. per bushel.............cents
Buckwheat, per bushel......cents
Potatoes, per bushel.........cents
Flaxseed, per bushel.........cent*
Cotton, per pound ..........cents
Hay, per ton ..............dollars
Eggs, per dozen.............cents
St. Louis, Mo,—That from forty-fys
to fifty guests of the Missouri Ath-
letic club perished in the flames th*t
destroyed the building is the belief
of officers of the club.
Eleven bodies have been recovered
and from twenty-five to fifty occupant*
of the structure are still unaccounted
Though a committee, shortly after
the fire, opened headquarters at th*
Press club, and asked all who wer*
guests of the Missouri Athletic club
Sunday night to report, thirty to
thirty-five did not register and hourly
the feeling has settled that all the**
While the search continued seven-
teen persons injured in the fire wer*
under treatment at public and private
hospitals. There wa* much difficulty
in identifying recovered bodies of the
dead and some were identified under
two or three different names.
Worst In City’* History.
The blaze was the most serious a*
to fatalities of any fire in the city’*
history. It completely wrecked a
seven-story building occupied jointly
by the Missouri Athletic club and by
the Boatmen's Bank, caused a prop-
erty loss estimated at $466,000, and
forced the abandonment of the Inter-
collegiate track meet to have been
held in St. Louis, under the auspices
of the fclub, this week.
The cause of the fire still Is a mys-
tery. Reports that the blaze was ac-
companied by a terrific explosion indi-
cating that the fire was due to efforts
of bank robbers to dynamite the Boat-
man’s bank were unconfirmed. Re-
ports of explosions were denied by th*
night watchman of the bank.
In the vaults of the Boatman’s bank,
which occupied part of the first floor
of the building, were more than $1,300,-
000 In currency. The vaults were un-
harmed, the bank officials reported.
The number of guests who had
rooms in the club house either perma-
nently or for the night was about one
hundred. Many escaped, some
checked out before the fire, other*,
it is thought, were not there when
the flames broke out; some were In-
jured in leaving the club house and
the rest are listed among the dead or
The fire was discovered by a woman
who was waiting in the club lobby for
her escort. She saw the reflection of
the flames in the plate glass windows
across the street.
Many Dramatic Escape*.
Thirty-eight guests on the fifth floor
were awakened by Mr. and Mrs. Rob-
ert Magill. who refused to leave until
they had given the alarm to all within
reach. Mr. Magill was house manager
of the club. Mrs. Magill was badly
Dramatic escapes were numerous.
One of the most spectacular wa* that
of twelve or thirteen men who de-
scended from the fifth floor window to
the roof of an adjoining building by
means of sheets. One guest escaped
by leaping over a chasm ten feet wide
to the roof of an adjoining building.
SERIOUS FIRE AT KIEFER, 0KLA.
Twenty-Three Building* and 60,000
Barrel Oil Tank Burned.
Kiefer.—For the second time within
a year fire swept through the busi-
ness district of Kiefer, destroying
twenty-three business buildings, sev-
eral residences and one 50,000 barrel
oil tank of the Prairie Oil and Gas
Co., eaiiBlng a total Iosb estimated at
$150,000. All save one block in the
business district Is a mass of ruins.
The fire, of unknown origin, start-
ed in a tnllor shop. It soon spread to
what has been known as the "Mad-
house,” a joint adjoining, and then
swept through eight buildings belong-
ing to Syrian merchants.
One of the Prairie tanks, capacity
60,000 barrels, caught fire and was
burned. Tho gasoline plant of D. W.
Franohlt nearby was endangered, but
The high wind and lack of fire
equipment prevented effectual fir*
fighting. Nearly all the building*
were of wood construction. The loss
of the oil oompnny Is fully Insured
there was little Insurance on the other
Half Million I* Waco Fire Lose.
Waco, Texas.—Property valued at
a half million dollars wa* destroyed
In a fire which swept the plant of the
.Exporters and Traders Warehouse and
Compress Co., In East Waco. Th*
loss Includes 6,000 bale* of cotton In
Brooklyn Church Qooa Up In Smoko.
New York.—Flro detaroyed the St.
Luke'* Protestant and Episcopal
church, Brooklyn. Th* lo*a I* esti-
mated st $400,000, and Includes * $76,-
000 pip* organ.
William G. McAdoo, who i*
to marry Mis* Eleanor Wilson
in June Is secretary of the
treasury, fifty years old and has
several grown daughters.
Preparing For Torrson Battle.
Chihuahua.—General Huerta's order
that the federal army assume the
offensive has been put in effect at Tor-
reon. Actuated by the belief that Gen-
eral Villa's rebel forces have delayed
Indefinitely their threatened advance,
federal soldier* are reported to have
moved toward the rebel outposts In
great numbers. General Villa's delay
In moving south, according to the re-
port*, has encouraged the federal gnr-
rlson and has done much to remove
the terroi of Villa's nnmn. The fed-
eral! now hope to dofent him.
It Is cruel to force nauseating,
harsh physic into a
Look back at your childhood days.
Remember the "dose" mother insisted
on—castor oil, calomel, cathartic*.
How you hated them, how you fought
•gainst taking them.
With our children it’s different.
Mothers who cling to the old form of
physic simply don't realize what they
do. The children's revolt 1* well-found-
ed. Their tender little "Insides" are
injured by them.
If your child’s stomach, liver and
bowels need cleansing, give only deli-
cious “California Syrup of Figs." Its
action is positive, but gentle. Millions
of mothers keep this harmless “fruit
laxative" handy; they know children
love to take it; that It never fails to
clean the liver and bowels and sweet-
en the stomach, and that a teaspoonful
given today saves a sick child tomor-
Ask at the store for a 60-cent bottle
of “California Syrup of Figs," which
has full directions for babies, children
of all ages and for grown-ups plainly
on each bottle. Adr.
WESTIN6H0USE DIES SUDDENLY
WORLD FAMOUS GENIUS AND IN-
VENTOR IS NO MORE.
Decorated By European Sovereigns
for Engineering Achievement*.
—Inventor of the Air Brake.
In their own serious way the pupils
In the grade schools of New York aro
watching history In the making. In
one of the schools where a large
number of foreigners are being taught
the teacher was asked by a little fel-
low what she thought of the adminis-
tration’s scheme to apply the literacy
test to Immigrants. The teacher mere-
ly explained what the literacy test
meant, thinking that was what the
youngster wanted. When she finished
a little Italian boy piped;
“The administration had betta watch
out or the black hand will get him."
New York.—George Westinghouse,
a foremost figure in the engineering
world and inventor of the air-brake
that bears his name, died at his resi-
dence in this city. Heart disease mani-
fested itself about fifteen months ago,
and the end came a few hours after it
became publicly known that Mr.
Westinghouse was seriously ill. He
was in his sixty-eighth year.
Westinghouse became an inventor
at the age of 15, when lie produced
a rotary engine. A few years later he
constructed a device for replacing de-
railed steam cars. He was then 21
years old and sought the financial
backing of the late Commodore Cor-
nelius Vanderbilt for his now famous
air-brake, perfected after three years
of labor, but was turned down.
Westinghouse sought and found cap-
ital elsewhere, manufactured his in-
vention and made high speed possible
Mr. Westinghouse did not confine
his genius to railroading. For half a
century he continued to make other
contributions to electrical as well as
engineering advancement. Ills Inven-
tions and improvements had to do
with railway signaling and power de-
vices for safety and for economically
conveying natural gas over long dis-
tances and using it for industrial and
domestic fuel, air springs for motor
vehicles of all kinds and a geared tur-
bine system for the populsion of ships,
developed in collaboration with the
late Admiral George W. Melville, U.
S. N., and John H. MacAlpine.
In return for his many achieve-
ments the highest honors in the gift
of the technical societies and institu-
tions of Europe and America were be-
stowed upon Mr. Westinghouse, Eu-
ropean sovereigns conferring distin-
guished orders. As recently as laRt
December he received from the prin-
cipal engineering society of Germany
the celebrated Grashof gold medal.
Mr. Westinghouse founded many
manufacturing companies In this coun-
try and abroad, including great plants
at East Pittsburgh, Wilmerding,
Swlssvale and Trafford City, Pa., and
others In Hamilton, Canada; Man-
chester and London, England; Havre,
France; Hanover, Germany; St. Pet-
ersburg, Russia; Vienna, Austria, and
Vado, Italy. In these industries some
50,000 persons are employed, and
many companies have a capitalization
Mr. Westlnghouse's mental alert-
ness and activity remained unim-
paired to the last. The final years of
his life were among the most produc-
tive. For severnl months, however,
he hnd limited his activities. It was
stated authoritatively on behalf of his
many Interests there will be no
change of policy In connection with
any of the Industries, which will be
operated on a plan long ago thought
of by the inventor himself.
Mr. WeBttnghouse nnd his various
ventures suffered severely In the panic
of 1907. In October of that yenr the
Westinghouse Electric and Manufac-
turing company went into bankruptcy
from which it was released a year
later after creditors had accepted a
plan of reorganization.
FALLING HAIR MEANS
DANDRUFF IS ACTIVE
Save Your Halrl Get a 25 Cent Bottl* u*
of Danderine Right Now—Also
Stops Itching Scalp.
Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy
hair is mute evidence of a neglected
scalp; of dandruff—that awful scurf.
There Is nothing so destructive to
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair
of its luster, its strength and its very
life; eventually producing a feverish-
ness and Itching of the scalp, which
If not remedied causes the hair root*
to thrlnk, loosen and die—then th*
hair falls out fast. A little Danderln*
tonight—now—any time—will surely
aave your hair.
Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton’s
Danderine from any store, and after
the first application your hair will
take on that life, luster and luxuriance
which Is so beautiful. It will become
wavy and fluffy and have the appear-
ance of abundance; an Incomparable
gloss and softness, but what will
please you moat will be after Just *
few weeks’ use, when you will actual-
ly see a lot of fine, downy hair—new
hair—growing all over the scalp. Adr.
Because of her own good looks, Mrs.
Hatch felt she married beneath her
when she “took up" with one-eyed
Jim. For six months she was faithful
to her vow never to twit her husband
about his deformity; then one day her
sharp tongue got the better of her.
Jim listened quietly to his wife's es-
timate of himself, physical and other-
wise. “Ellen,” he spoke at last, in his
calm voice, “you're my wife now, but
if I’d had two eyes, I’d 'a' looked
A food for sore lungs. Dean's Menthols ted
Lough I h op*. (\iro roughs, by relieving
the •orencM 5c nt Drug Htorte.
Prosperity helps some men to forgat
A CLERGYMAN’S TESTIMONY.
The Rev. Edmund Heslop of Wig*
ton. Pa., suffered from Dropsy for a
year. His limbs and feet were swol-
len and puffed. He had heart flutter-
ing, was dizzy
and exhausted at
the least exer-
tion. Hands and
feet were cold
and he had such
a dragging sensa-
tion across the
loins that It was
difficult to move.
R.t. B. H«.op.
Kidney Pills the swelling disappear-
ed and he felt himself again. He say*
he has been benefited and blessed by
the use of Dodds Kidney Pills. Sev-
eral months later he wrote: I have
not changed my faith In your remedy
since the above statement wan author-
ized. Correspond with Rev. E. Hea-
lop about thta wonderful remedy.
Dodda Kidney Pllla, 50c. per box at
your dealer or Dodda Medicine Co.,
Buffalo, N. Y. Write for Household
Hlnta, also music of National Anthem
(English and German word*) and r»
elpea for dainty diahea. All S aent fro*,
In spite of the fact that ignorance
la bliss, a lot of people ure continually
trying to eduealo us.
Here’s what’s next.
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