The Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 114, Ed. 1 Friday, August 9, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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♦ The Newspaper Tint Goes
♦ Into the Mollies of Enid.
THEENID DAILY EAGLE.
♦ Ragle Want Ada Will «0> •
♦ lluy, Kent or Trada II •
vol.. n. No. 114.
E.\1I>, OK LA. rilllUV, .Mlil'ST . 1012
PRICE FIVE CENTS
NATIONAL COMMITTEE GETS
1IOWX TO WORK—DELE-
GATES RE1TIIN HOME.
COMMITTEE TO BE IN CHARGE
Chairman Dixon Appoints Perkins
As Chairman of Executive
Committee — Other Offi-
cers to lie Appointed
f hicago, }i:&. D —Colo iel Theo-
dore Roosevelt and Uovernor Hi-
ram W. Johnson of California,
nominees of the new Progressive
party for president and vice presi-
dent, left for their homes last
night, after seeing the Progres-
sive national committee take first
steps for opening the campaign.
Colonel Roosevelt accompanied
by Mrs. Roosevelt, George Roose-
velt, a cousin, and Lyman Abbot,
left the city at 2:30 o'clock this
afternoon aboard the Twentieth
Century limited for New York. A
cheering throng of admirers bade
the colonel farwell at the rail-
Governor Johnson, accompanied
discussed the Mississippi water-
ways object with a delegation from
Missouri, in which were L. A. Ki-
lls, Progressive state chairman;
Judge S. D. Norton, and W. K.
Kavanaugh, president of fhe Lakes
to the Gulf Deep Waterway asso-
ciation. He promised to deliver
an address in St. Louis early in
On his arrival in New York.
Colonel Roosevelt will go at once
to Oy&ter Bay. He said he hoped
to have a rest of a few days be-
fore liis campaign trips began.
When Colonel Roosevelt's train
reached Elkhart, Ind., several hun-
dred persons were at the station.
They gave the colonel such a nois\
welcome that although he tried
several times to make a speech, h,1
could make himself heard. So he
spent the time in shaking hands
with those who crowded about liis
car, singling out the children for
"Those little moose will grow
up some day," he said.
MESSAGES SENT TO
KX PLOSION KILLS 10:1.
Bochum, Germany, Aug. 9.—An
explosion of black damp and coal
dust yesterday morning in the
Lorraine shaft of the coal field
in the village of Gerthe, four
miles from Nochum, cost the lives
of 103 miners, according to the of
ficial report. Two others were
severly and 23 slightly injured.
Death was pradtically instantane-
ous in all cases. The cause of the
explosion has not yet been ascer-
tained, but it is thought that a
. by several members of the Call- blast reached a big pocket of gas.
fornia delegation left for San Fran
cisco last night. He was in con-
ference with members of the na-
tional committee until
hour before his train started.
United States senator Joseph M.
Warrants for 44 Dairymen.
St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 9.—In a
half *or better milk, the board of
health caused forty-nine warrants
to be issued today for dairymen
Dixon of Montana, chairman of: on the a^e8ations that the milk
the national committee, today said
the committee would remain in
Chicago for several days to per-
fect plans for the campaign.
The plans thus far adopted by
the national committee embraces
a seheme for five or more divi-
sion bureaus in various parts of
the country, each to be conducted
by a vice cnainnan. The' proposi-
tion was placed before the com-
mittee by George W. Perkins, of
New York. Originally Mr. Per-
kins' motion named New York,
Chicago, Boston, Atlanta and San
Francisco as the locations for the
This was eliminated, however,
and the matter was left to the
executive committee which Chair-
man Dixon was authorized to ap-
point. Senator Dixon named Geo.
W. Perkins as chairman of the
executive committee. Mr. Perkins
will appoint a treasurer and other
officers for the executive commit-
tee. This committee is provided
for in tne rules of the new party
and consists of nine members, who
are necessarily members of the
The sessions of the national
committee wore marked by a
flood of oratory, each member of
the committee reviewing the situ-
ation In his own state, the pros-
pects of success in the November
elections and the political needs
of the situation.
offered for sale is deficient in the
my TO IMPEACH WITNESSES
The Prosecution Questions Verac-
ity of Witnesses in the Dar-
row Bribery Case.
"Omissions did not mean opposi-
tion," exclaimed the governor.
The things omitted did not happen
to come in my theme."
With respect to the navy, the
governor indicated discussion of
the subject at the present time
might be constituted as an assump-
tion on his part "of the priviledge •
of directing tne house of represen-
tatives." He Intimated he would
take this up in his future speeches
the navy question as well as the
other issues not touched upon in
his speech of acceptance.
Telegrams lauding Governor
Toledo, Aug. 9.—The showing
made by the first national con-
vention of the Progressives, Col,
j Roosevelt said tonight, on his way
to Oyster Bay, was one which in
his opinion would give the country
a new impression of the strength
of the movement and lend impet-
V us at the outset of the campaign.
"It was a great week," said the
colonel. "It was a great con-
When the movement to form a
new party was started, he con-
tinued, many of the men who had
led the fight against him in the
Republican convention said no
Progressive convention would be
held, it would be a failure. By
A this time, he thought, they prob-
ably had changed their minds,
and realized that they had made
a mistake in what they had done
at the Republican convention.
Even the leaders in the new pra
ty, he said, were surprised at the
size and character of the conven-
tion. In the new party, Colonel
Roosevelt said, he would have op-
\ portunities which he would have
had in the Republican organiza-
t-ion. He referred to the Progres-
sive platform as containing planks
which he desired but could not
*^havo had in the Republican plat-
form hud he been the nominee o*
Colonel Roosevelt said he had
rend parts of Woodrow Wilson's
speech of acceptance yesterday,but
ho declined to comment upon It. Be
Los Angeles, Aug. 9.—Nine wit-
nesses, five of them street car
conductors, were on the witness
stand yesterday in the bribery
trial of Clarence S. Darrow, to
impeach the testimony of Frank
E. Wolfe and C. O. Hawley, two
of tlie important defense witness-
F. V. Owen, who was a mem-
ber of the city fire commission
when Hawley was on the same
board, testified that Hawley's gen-
eral reputation for truth and ver
acity was bad. Rogers attempted
to show that Owen and Hawley
had political differences, and that
Owen had been charged with graft
ing. The witness indignantly de-
nied that charges had ever been
made against him.
Hawley had testified that he
was the man who h#.d telephoned
to Mr. Darrow on the morning of
Bert H. Franklin's arrest, request-
ing him to meet him at Socialist
headquarters. In this manner,
the defense accounted for the
presence of Darrow at the scene
of Franklin's arrest.
The street car conductors were
called to testify concerning the
usual time at which Frank E
Wolfe arrived in Los Angeles from
his home in a suberb. Wolf"?
had testified that he came to the
city on the same car with Darrow
on the morning of the Darrow ar-
rest. and that Franklin did not
visit the offices of the McNamara
defense af the time he asserted
the alleged bribe money had been
given him by Darrow. On cross-
examination none of the conduc
tors could remember whether Mr.
Wolfe rode with them on the day
TAX WARRANT ARE ISSUED
Perianal Tit.* Delinquents Very Apt
In Receive u VICI From
V V V * V + *f •'* v *
l'IU*<ilXKNT DEMOCRATS THINK
l.MTED STATES PLEASED
WITH l|IS SPEECH.
OTHER SUBJECTS COME LATER
SIGN THE PETITION-
Petitions for the initia-
tion of the fair election
law drawn by the Repub-
lican State Committee, are
ready for signature at the
Eagle office. All Republi-
cans and all other citizens
who are in favor of a fair
election and an honest
count are urged to call
Says That Subjects lie Failed To J
Touch Upon Will Be Ciiven I
Proper Attention ill llis
W. I. DRUMMOND, ❖
1 *t* State Committeeman *
Garfield County. *
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New York, Aug. 9.—Governor
Woodrow, Wilson sat for three
hours yesterday In a study while
artist drew a charcoal por-
trait of him which will be used
for campaign purposes. He then I
went to a theatre, accompanied by |
his youngest brother, Jos. R. Wil-
son, a newspaper man of Nash-
TUFT VETOED WOOL
Peter A. Nachtigal of Buhler,
Kas., committed suicide this morn-
ing at. about 11 o'clock at the .May-
] berry hospital, where his wile has
been for some time taking treat-
ment. He was about twenty three
years of age.
ame to Enid several days ago
The governor met the newspaper ,n .m effort ,0 KotHlls wlf(, U( g0
correspondents at a local hotel ami j ^ an(] „ve w|th h|m b|t ln tlll8
was asked concerning those planks jhe wag unsuc(.e8Bflll| hi9 wlfe rt,ru8.
in the Baltimore platform which 14 , *u«__ ♦ „ „.u . t.«~,
he did not mention in his speech
ing to have anything to do with him
The young man claimed that the
trouble was all due to interference
from his father-in-law, but the wife
denied this and says that Nachtigal
treated her so meanly that she was
compelled to leave him.
This morning about evelen o'clock
lie came into Dr. Mayberry's office
and said that he felt sick. When
asked what was the matter, Nachti-
gal said that he had taken carbolic
acid on his way to the hospital.
T)rs. Baker and Ed. May berry were
immediately sunimonded but the
young man refused to let them use
the stomach pump or do anything
that might save his life. He died in
111-: SAYS THAT ITS U>W HATE
WOl LD BRING DISASTER
TO HOME |\ Dl'STIUKS.
OTHER VETOES TO FOLLOW
Asks Congress \ot to Adjourn Be
fore Enacting .Measure to
I' n necessary I Mil ies."
Washington. Aug. p.—'For the
second time within the year. Presi-
dent Taft vetoed the bill to revise
the wool tariff schedule K of the
The president held that its low
rate would bring disaster to home in-
dustries. lie appealed to congress,
however, not to adjourn ti. it en-
acted a measure to substantially
reduce unnecessary existing duties"
without destroying protection for
the wool industry in the United
The president's disapproval of the
wool bill is to be followed with sim-
ilar vetoes of the steel and cotton
bill*. The sugar bill is likely to be
vetoed, as is the excise tax bill. The
latter will probably be vetoed on
the ground that the president be-
lieves it unconstitutional.
MISS MABEL SCIFERS DEAD
Sixteen Year Old Daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Self res Died
in Indianapolis Yesterday.
Wilson's speech of acceptance was j twenty minutes.
given out at national headquarters At the, time of his iieatli he hax
from many prominent democrat?, j in his possessiin $20, a gpld watcli,
including W. J. Bryan. Speaker several letters in reference to fam-
Clark, Governor Marshall, Senator lly troubles, and his first naturali/a-
Kern of Indiana, Louis E. Bran- tion papers. Relatives have been
dels of Boston, Senator Hoke | notified of his death but have not
Smith of Georgia, Mayor Fitzger-
ald of Boston, Norman E. Mack
Governor Dix of New York, Mayor
Carter H. Harrison of Chicago,
Governor O'Neil of Alabama and
Elmois W. Hurst of Illinois.
Norman E. Mack called upon the
new national chairman, William F
McConibs, today and promised to
visit national headquarters as oft-
en as possible in the three months
and render as much assistance as
McConib met a number of com-
mitteemen from states regarded as
doubtful. He will continue to
have conferences in the next few
days with committeemen who are
expect to bring detailed informa-
tion on conditions among the call-
crs at national headquarters to-
day whero National Committee,
man Thomas Taggart of Indiana,
Martin J. Wade of Iowa, E. O.
Wood of Michigan, Senator Watson
of West Virginia, State Chairman
W. L. Finley of Ohio and E. C.
Shields of Michigan.
Mrs. W. A. Hart and daughter,
Eva of Lawton, are visiting Mr.
and Mrs. J. E. McCrlsty for a few
been heard from.
At the hour of going to press an
inquest was being held at the Pen-
niman Undertaking pariors.
WEALTHY MERCHANT ARRESTED
Cotton Merchant Says Shooting
Accidental—Wife Claims It
New' York, Aug. 9.— Matthew
(>'Cnllagh&e a wealthy cutoc
merchant was arrested today in
the charge of shooting his wife,
Lillian, whom he declared he mis-
took for a burglar. Mrs. O'Cal-
laghan said her husband was in
toxicated and the shooting was
delilerate. Her condition Is said
to be critical. The woman is
thirty-seven and the husband six-
PROMINENT KANSAS DIES.
Woru was received in Enid this
morning from Indianapolis, Ind., of
the death of Miss Mabel Seifres, of
this city, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
George Seifres, of East Broadway.
Miss Seifres has been in bad health
for several months, having left with
her mother and sister about two
weeks ago for Indianapolis, where
she was under the medical care of
Death occurred sometime yester-
day, definite details having been
secured at the time of going to press.
The mother and sister will return to
Enid with the body, funeral an-
nouncements to be made later.
Miss Seifres was sixteen years of
age, was well known In Enid hav-
ing resided here with her parents
for a number of years.
HRE'S MAJORITY IS 4,000
Present Congressman Carried Kvrry
County But One—Has ;il(f in
Dodge City, Kas., Aug. 9.
"Chalk" Beeson, noted plainsman,
died today from the injuries received
yesterday when he was thrown fromjl,lf 4 votes to Hlckam's 838, or a
his horse. . majority of 316
Congressman Bird McGuire's ma-
jority over John P. Hickam for the
republican nomination for congress-
man from the First district will fall
just a little short of four thousand.
MeGuire carried every county but
Payne, which is Mr. Hickam's home.
In Garfield county, the official
count uliows that MeGuire received
Pl'MPKD Till'. CREEK DRY.
O. B. Ties, who lives southwest
of Enid, was In the city today with
big load of fine watemelons.
Mr. Ties reports that his sweet
potatoe crop is coming along fine
tnd that he expects to make a re-
cord breaking crop. He has about
nine ucre« in and has arrangements
for irrigation but is having a
little trouble in securing sufficient
water. He says he has pumped
Cleur Creek dry and Is singing
wells for more water.
MORMON WOMl \ s\ri:.
Ill-: CLAIMS NOMINATION WITH.
IIASN T ( !\HEN I P,
Santa Monica, Aug. 9. President
Smith ot the Mormon church said
oday that all Mormon women and
childreij had safely reached the
United States from Mexico, but that
the men of two colonies would not
"All are now safe," said Smith,
"but homes, crops and oth>
WILL TAKE OFFICIAL COUNT
Curtis Men Tlnhiigliotit the State
Urged to Watcli Official Count
Topeka, Aug. 9.—
last night claimed
RAGFTTES STILL BUSY
er posseH-: nomination for United States senator
slons are at the uiercy or the revo-
Unionists" without reservation. Friends of Sen-
ator Curtis still claimed the nomina-
jii for the senator but in a state-
ment issued by Judge J. G. Sloneeker,
he declared It was so close it would
take the official count today to de-
termine the result.
The returns that had been received
last night indicated the nomination
of Governor Stubbs by about the
number of legislative districts he has
been claiming. Some of the returns
To llnlil Tint* P.iys ITcnU—Opeu-jare "ot but ,n ea,'h 'J1"
ing Day to Be Given Over
Glasgow, Scotland, Aug.
fragettes today smashed r-s£^ able j
paiftting art gallery wit\LOc itched.
Sapulpa, Ok la., Aug. 9.—Society
women of this city to the number
of one hundred will turn the bull
moose loose on August 15. They
are to hold a three days' picnic be-
ginning on that date, and wld give
the opening day to politicians ol'
every creed. The suffragettes among
them are to give $20 In gold to the
speaker who pledges women's rights
and makes the best argument in I
Speakers of state and national re
putation have been asked to address i
the thousands assembled on that
date. Governor Cruce, W. J. Bryan
and others promlentdn political life
are expected to attend. Sapulpa
ladles are about equally divided on
(stance where they are not careful' in-
quiries have been made as to the
standing between the two candidates
on the partial vote.
The figures last night gave Gover-
nor Stubbs a total of 90 legislatife
districts, when only eighty-three are
required lo nominate. T<he returns
\rave Senator Curtis a total of 73
legislative districts. Ellsworth and
Clark counties were still to be heard
from. According to the returns Gov-
ernor Stubbs has carried sixty nine
representative districts and twenty-
one senatorial districts. According
to the same returns Senator Curtis
lias carried 19 senatorial district®.
'There are 165 legislative districts )n
the state and 163 of-them are ac-
counted for in the returns.
• No Question, Says Stubbs.
"There isn't any question abotit
it," said Governor Stubbs last night.
"I have carried a majority of the
the suffrage question. those favoring „,KWaUve alstrl(.ts. , wt„ have nlne.
e„ual rights are making war on their '|y Qr moro (]lstr|(,ts % cIa,m8 ar0
sisters who refuse to take part In
based on returns."
In a statement giTen out last night
Judge Sloneeker, for Senator Curtis,
declared that the only chance Gov-
ernor Stubbs had to win was through
igeislative districts that Senator Cur-
tis would have a majority of the
If Senator Curtis is defeated It Is
the legislative district feature of the
things for suffragettes would not be . ... , . . lt. fA
... , ,, , primary election law tbat did it, ac-
considered among the possible prize .. ... , nfi *
, , , 'cording to Judge Sloneeker. That
winners. She said Oklahoma club
feature of the primary law was forced
women were at heart suffragettes,'
, A A, A .. , — through the legislature by Senator
but they were too timid to come out . 4 , , •
• ... . . (Chester I. Long and his friends ln
order to belli Senator Long with his
fight with J. L. Bristow. It was the
thing that defeated Senator Long.
ft took a long bitter light to get the
provision in the primary law making
Miss Miary Me Do u gift, editor of
the Oklahoma Club Woman, a mag-
azine of wide circulation, is a pro-1
nounced suffragette and Is chairman
of the committee In charge of the
'free-for-all" political meeting on the
15th. She said today that any pub-;
lie speaker who refused to say nice
in the open and declare their views.
MDns JMciDougte is daughter iof
Judge I). A. McDougle, and her
mother is president of the Federated
Clubs of Oklahoma.
Wen't there be some "joy rides"
when The Eagle contest Is over?
People who have never entered a
contest before are taking part In
Don't stop when you have got your
first book filled, plenty more can bo
had from the campaign manager.
The county treasurer's office is
busy making out tax warrants
against those who have failed to pay
their personal taxes, and turning
the warrants over to the sheriff for
collection. All those living In Incor-
porated towns who have failed to pay
can save the expense of mileage by
calling on the sheriff before he
makes his trip.
Warrants against faremrs who
have failed to pay personal taxes
are being Issued now and turned
over to the sheriff's office as fast
Have you a good supply of prom-
ises and votes in reserve Tor the
last of the contest. There will be no
limit on the voting after the 14th,
and it will take a good reserve to
Now iH the time for the inactive
contestants to prove that they are In
earnest, and the only way to do this
Is to cast a large vote once in a
while to- let their friends know tbat
they are in the race.
FOS M HUSTLERS
Your Friends Will Help You
If They See That You Are
Out To Win.
SEND THE EAGLE 10 FRIENDS
Don't Let Anyone Discouruge
You Or Find Out How
Many Votes You Have In
Your friends are going to helpj^^—
you as soon as they see that you are won't; it takes hard work,
doing your best to win a prize. 1
Don't think that popularity will win Contestants will have a better
will spend more of their time get-
ting subscriptions than if they
waste that time trying to find out
how many votes the other contest-
ants have in reserve.
Send a subscription to your
friends. What wouul make a bettor
present than a year's subscription to
The Eagle. It's the best paper in
this section of the state and your
friend will be more than, pleased
with it and you will receive a good
supply of votes.
Some of the contestants are using
a few of the political schemes to
find out the reserve vote of the oth-
ers and to discourage them. Don't
let them work you in that way as
they will only laugh at you for the
information you give when your bacji
is turned and work all the harder
to beat you in the race.
the nomination of a United States
Isenator dependent upon a majority
|of legislative districts. The "Square
DealertO who then were making the
| reform fight, for the popular vote
I Idea but were defeated.
Primary returns today Indicated
still more strongly that Governof-
Stubbs has won over Senator Curtis
for senator. According to today's
Mrs. John Hynds and Miss Mary
Hynds, of Pond Creek were in
EJnld shopping yesterday Miss
Detroit, August 9.—Sensational
developments in the aldermanic
graft scandal occured today when retur'^ st,lbb8 now hus ninety-two
Prosecuting Attorney Shepard an '«m ' «ve districts, while Curtis Is
nnunced that before night twenty conceded seventy. Stubbe today was
aldermen would be arrested on advised that he carried Grand and
charges of conspiracy to defraud Stanton counties, which ^yesterday
the city. The nine aldermen who were conceded to Curtis, and ahead
were recently arrested are lnclud- 'n Kills county yesterday claimed by
ed among the twenty new arrests Curtis.
Evidence coverH the city admin-1 StuhbB lost one district In Wyan-
1st rut Ion for years hack. Prosocutor dotte county by twenty votes.. X
says he has struck many new recount in many counties Is prob-
InstanceB of graft. The superintend- able.
ent of police at noon had made IIf- The result of the democratic gub
teen arrests. New arrests: William eniatorlal fight Is still In doubt. The
H. ('. Kindle, William Koenlg (can- managers of dillard claim he is
didate for mayor I, George K. Kills. ■ ,' . o ahead. Hodges, however, be-
Tiiomas Lynch, Patrick O'Brien, llevcs he has won. it depends upon
Joseph Merritt, William Zeeler. Eight how large Hodges' majorities in the
of the alderman arrested also face counties yet unreported will go.
original bribery charge. I —o
,, OFFICIAL COI'N'T N KCESNARV.
St. Louts, Aug. 9.—Tiio official
Ilennle McKnight, a colored worn- count will be necessary to determine
an who has been under arrest a whether Major or Cowherd won for
number of times for picking pock- governor. On inte returns todu.v,
ots, was arrested this morning by from country districts Major Ig lead-
Officer Cottreli on complaint of two Ing Cowherd several hundred. Ms-
white men from Fort Worth, Tex., Jor's managers claimed practically
charging her with picking their pock- complete figures from every city and
ets while walking on South hide- county received by them Insure Ma-
pendence avenue last night. Miss jor's nomination. Cowherd's man-
Bennle was turned over to the coun- agers claim his nomination by two
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