The Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 102, Ed. 1 Friday, July 26, 1912 Page: 1 of 6
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♦ The Newspaper That Goes
+ Into the Homes of Knid.
1 THE ENID DAILY EAGLE
+ Eagle Want Ads Will Sell- *
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VOL. ti, No. 102.
Fill KAY, .11 I.V 2(1. IIM2.
PRICB FIVE CF.NT9
ONLY PLANKS OF
(HH.ONKI, HOOSKVKIjT ANALYZES
OLD PAHTY PLATFORMS IN
REAL ISSUES NOT MENTIONED
"Wi'asel Words" in the Democratic
Declaration^ That Snek Them
Ury of Menace to the
New York, July 26.—Writing on
"Platform Insincerity" in the cur-
rent issue of the Outlook, Theo-
dort Roosevelt says:
"The platforms of the two par-
ties are models of dangerous in-
fs i cerity and of bad faith. The
platform of the Republican party
iii bad anyway. Taken in connec-
t-on with the action of the con-
\eiition, it amounts to a declara-
t!( n against actual rule by tho
people and a determination that
the politicians of the beneficiaries
of special priviledge shall con4
pletely dominate the people in the
future just as they are doing at
ti is moment.
.\n<! Still They Keep the Booty.
The actions of Mr. Taft and his
administration and the actions of
the Republican national convention
itirlf make any protestations of
virtue on the part of the Barnes-
Fen rose-Guggenheim combination,
which at the moment represents
f.11 that is efficient and real in the
existing Republican party, of 110
consequence whatsoever. Any de-
claration of good intentions In the
Republican platform on any sub-
ject is rendered worthless, first,
by the fact tiiat the present ad-
ministration has broken the most
important pledges 011 which it
wa i elected; and, second, by the
fa't that the national convention
•11 Chicago, which nominated Mr.
Taft, acted with such deliberate
had faith, tuch fragrant violation
of every obligation of decency and
honesty, as to make any and all
of lis promises not worth the paper
on which it is written.
"A homily upon honesty by a
pickpocket who still keeps tho
goods does not tend toward edifi
cation. Not a promise made by
an> man who took part in, apolo
gi7es for, or benefitted by the
stealiug of the Chicago convention
should receive- a moment's consi-
• 'The Baltimore platform offers
perhaps as good an example as
any platform lor the last thirty
years of what has become a typi-
cal vice of American politics—the
avoidance oi saying anything real
on real issues, and the announce-
ment of radical policies with much
sound and fury, and at the same
time Witn the cautious accompani-
ment of weasel phrases each of
which Bucks the meat out of the
Don't c;msp the situation-
•Neither the Republican or tho
T>cmocratic platform shows the
slightest grasp of the real sitnation
that confronts tnis country—the
fact that we are now face to face
^ with a great industrial evolution
which, unless frankly accepted as
such by. the government, will be
come ap industrial revolution.
Three or four of the issues in-
1 volved in this movement have been
touchqd on by the two parties in
their platform—the right of the
people to have thejr representatives
ically represent them; the right
:>f 'U. people to embody their sense
of civic justice in their statute
laws even over the objection of
rc actional y courts: the cost of
living; the tariff problem, and the
y trust problem.
( On all these matters both parties
have spoken loudly, but on no one
of them has either parey spoken
clearly. It is difficult to know
whether most to condemn the Re-
publican platform for daring to
make declarations to which its
own actions and the actions of the
administration the last three years
have frankly given the lie, or tho
Democratic platform for unctuous-
ly stating that the pledges it makes
are intended to be carried out after
the election, and not intended mere
ly for platform use. There could
be no more flagrant example than
that which the Baltimore platform
affords of the making of promises
in such fashion that they shall
to be what they are not, and of
such a character that there could
by no possibility be any serious
effort to carry them out under
penalty of nation-wide disaster.
A Case of Sound and Fury.
"Consider what the Baltimore
platform says about the trusts.
There is much sound and fury in
the declaration for a drastic en-
forcement of the Anti-Trust law.
There is loud demand that it be
enforced not merely by civic but
by criminal proceedings. There is
a purpose expressed to amend it
so that the supreme court will no
longer be able to show any len-
iency in its construction. If this
part of the platform means any.
thing, it means that ttie Anti-
Trust law is to be made of such
a character that it would, as Presi-
dent Van Hise has shown, if liter-
ally applied, stop all business, not
merely by business men, but by
farmers throughout the United
States. ^ 1
"But farther on in the plat-
form comes the weasel phrase for
this statement also, for in connec-
tion of the Anti-Trust law occurs
the further statement that the
platform denounces any attempt to
enlarge or magnify by indirection
the powers of the federal govern-
ment and insists that federal rem-
edies for interstate commerce shall
be added to, and not be subsituted
for state remedies. This is, in
effect merely to declare that the
position taken by the supreme
court in the sugar case many years
ago was correct when the supreme
court absolutely emasculated the
Anti-Trust law in the name of the
"The Bound and fury of the
Baltimore declaration against^ the
trusts is entirely in the vein of
Mr. Bryan, but the weasel sent
ence about states' rights could well
have been suggested by the astute-
ness of Mr. Bryan's fellow-Demo-
crat, Mr. Ryan.
HEW ASSESSMENT PLAN
STATK HOARD WILL LEW SUMS
AS TO CLASSES.
l*lU)(jHKSSlYl£S TI UN VICTORY
OF ItKUULAHK INTO DKFKAT
PENROSE BILL IS DEFEATED
| A re You One?
\ Total registration of voters
in the city of Enid up to three
o'clock this afternoon was
Men --- - 2397
Women - ■ . 166
4 ❖ ❖ ❖ 'b 4 ❖
H ♦ * ♦
in Committee of the Whole wo
'./est in Senate by the
Vote of 17 to 120.
i.nd an average duty of per
I cent on manufactured goods.
1 The house bill is the same as
'irst Carried then passed by the house with the
raw duty at 20 per cent. Out of
these two measures the conference
committee last year evolved a com-
promise which President Taft ve-
toes because the tariff board had
not completed its woolen investi-
Washington, July 26.—Ten pro-
gressive Republicans overthrew
tiie regular republicans in tho
senate and joined with the demo-
crats in passing the La Follette
wollen tariff revision bill as a
substitute for tho democratic meas-
ure framed by the house of repre-
sentatives. The La Follette bill
was adopted by a vote of 4 7 to 20,
less than two hours after the re-
publican leaders Ti ad achieved what
they believed was a victory, when
a compromise submitted by Sen.
Penrose was passed in the commit-
tee of the whole.
The sudden termination of the
wool tariff fight came as the cli-
max of a day full of surprising
events. The democratic house bilf
for a revision of the wool tariff
was technically before the senate.
Tho progressives first voted for
Senator Cummins' substitute, the
rates of which were slightly above
those of the democratic bill. They
were defeated 14 to 57. Then Sen.
Penrose came forward with a com-
promise meas u r e considerably j
higher than the democratic bill
i MEETS OPPOSITION
SOME DEMOCRATS WONT AI1IDK
PARITY C A 1' C I' S AGAINST
R I'lLDINd R VTTLESHU'S.
MUST HAVE NAVY, SAYS T. R.
•lust as Well Abandon Panama
Canal, it' .Navy Isn't Provided
For, Says Roosevelt—Sen-
ate Also Insists.
(Washington, July 26.—Chairman
All citizens of Enid, re- *
gardless of politics, are urg- *
cd to register. If a man *
fails to perform this duty, ♦>
ho disfranchises himself * ❖
two years. Do uot by'
means neglect it. *
All tho registratlr s * !
are In the offices ^ .ter
A: English. on ^0<> *cond
OTHER MEASl'RKS MAY PA 88
SENATE THROUGH ACTION
gallon. A conference committee^ of th<j hQuae commlUee on
will again take up the two bills
and attemped to frame a substitute
to send to the president.
foreign affairs, has written to
Chairman Burleson of tho house
democrat caucus, declaring his in- *
tention to vote for the battleship) ^
CUflDT TIME Tfl RFPIQTfP Pro&ram regardless of tho caucus *
uilUnl I IliiL IU RLuIuIlII Which had declared for no ships this
floor of St
Everybody t city
gardlesB of. jr precinct,
Is suppose<V eglster there.
The books will closo July
27. Don't wait until the
last day. Something might
happen. You might be call-
ed away, or get sick, aud
then you cannot get in
on tho supplemental regis-
tration next fall, because you
could not make the necess-
ary affidavit that you were
sick or out of the city dur-
ing tho entire registration
period. Do not delay an-
WOOL BILL NOW IN HOUSE
rinH'i'uiMiil opposes Senate Amend-
nicut, lui( La Follette Measure
Will ("i (o C nlerence—
Excise Rill is Next.
Tomorrow Niylil CJol<es the Hooks j
—Every Effort lining .Made to |
Got Out All the Voters. j
Today aud tomorrow are the j
last days for registratii 11 and on
these two days tne books will be
opened at S o'clock mornings and
closed at 9 o'clock evenings.
-t- %• •!* *i* -j- *
viulzer declared that twenty-five
or thirty democrats who partici-
pated in the last caucus wore ready grounds presented a remarkable
to vote for one or more battleships, scene. Thousands of people gatli-
The senate today agreed in part ered under the dwarf pine trees,
with the conference report on the many praying. All are showing
naval bill but insisted upon Tl\! sorrowful anxiety.
amendments for two battleships and The nature of the Emperor's
eight, submarine torpedo boats, malady precludes his taking much
Every effort is being made to These provisions were sent back to ** * result of
have every qualified elector regis- further conference.
ter, and in order to attain this
end the registration headquarters
will be open to 9 in the evening in
Roosevelt Favors Ships.
Washington, July 26.—Republi-
can leaders are puzzled to estimate
how far tho alliance between the
Democrats and progressives would
go in the action of the excise tax;
Democratic leaders believe they
Will be able, with the aid of tho
progressives, to pass the compro-
mise sugar tariff bill, and probably
that by Senator Bristow taking
least forty or fifty cents per hur-
dred pounds off tho present duty
ol one dollar and ninety cents on
(iralii Inspection Hill.
Senator McCumber's bill to pro-
vide for t\\w' Inspection and grading
of grain entering into interstate
commerce and to secure uniform.
this condition is growing weaker
A minister of tho household said ! ',J' in 8ttm<,urJ* classification
this morning that ho had not visit-1
was today favorably reorted by
was suffering from
His majesty is ex-
Oyster Bay, July 26,-An 'attack the palace since midnight, when senate committee on agricul-
addition to the regular hours of Si on the democratic majority In tho bis majesty was loaplng. '
for rpfus- The noon bulletin Indicated that
a. 111. to 6 p. m., inclusive, and : house of repieaentatncs lor reius ,
this rule will obtain during tli-j ing to adopt tho two battleships tll« Emperor
next two succeeding and last days program was made by Roosevelt .to- ex i.ius ion.
of the registration. | day. He declared the upbuilding j tremrty and Increasingly tired
Up to 3 o'clock about 2,400 of the navy must go on if this coun-
voters had called at the registration try is to maintain her possession
but which regular and progressive j ]i0adqUarters, in the Stephenson ^among the nations. He said we
republicans believed they could i,un(jj11g( and qualified themselves might as well abandon the Panama
agree upon. | as iegai electors, and it Is be- canal unless we fortify it and ketp j^0(ien|M.rK jn speo.li Says He Called
DID WILSON SLUM JEFFERSON?
Led by the defeated Senator * Heved by closing time at !) o'clock it adequately safe.
Cummins, who said he would ac- I this evening the registration books
cept the Penrose bill as a ''step I wjj| show the names of about 2,-
Mucli Land in Vicinity of Okhihonui
City Capitol Site Will Be
Oklahoma City, July 26.—In
equalizing property values this
year the State Board of Equaliza-
tion will treat it in two classes,
real eitate and personal property,
and will make its advances' or re.
ductlons upon that basis. The|
hoard will not attempt, it is said,
to pass upon the valuations appor- |
tk-ned to the classes as hereto- |
fore, but when increases in
assessments are made the lump
sum is to be certified to the county
boards, and they distribute tho in-
crease where, in their judgment,
It belongs. Last year the board j
made radical changes in some of
tne counties, relying upon the com-
missioners to alter individual as-
sessments so no taxpayer will he
in the right direction," all but
three of the progressives rallied
to the support of the Penrose
measure, and it was adopted by
the narrow margin of 34 to32.
This took place in eonimitte ol'
the w hole, with Senators Clapp and
then passed into the senate proper.
In the meantime Senator La Fol-
lette, who, wih Senators ^lapp and
Kenyon, had joined the democrats
in voting against the Penrose sub-
stitute saw an opportunity to a-
gain pass his bill df 1911 which
President Taft had vetoed. There
was a quick rally of progressive
forces and the La Follette bill was
introduced as a substitute for the
democratic house bill, and as such
the senate finally passed it 4 7 to
The progressives who joined with
the democrats in adopting the La
Follette substitute were Borah,
Bristow, Clapp, Crawford, Cum.
mins, Gronna. Kenyon, La Follette,
Poindexter and Works. The a-
mended bill goes back to the house
of representatives and the result-
ing tariff situation is that which
I followed the adoption of a wool-
en ta/Mff in the speciul session of
1911. The LaFollette bill is same
' as passed then by the senate with
a raw woolen duty of 30 per cent
00 votors, independent of the wo.
What Was Done.
Washington, July 26.-
Thomas an "Aristocrat" In
llook lie Wrote.
Washington.; 'July 20.—-Repne-
GRIME IS CONFESSED
men who have been registered for crats of the houSe in caucus last 8en(atlvo RodenberK, republican In
school election purposes. jniKht voted 70 to 62, not to recede ^ Bp0ech today attacked (Jovornor
from their "110 battleships" pro- \yuBOn
gram in the naval appropriation Rodenberg quoted from WHsoA'k
bill. A determined effort was made -.Hlstory of thfl American People,''! corporations doing
to have the caucus approve a com- jn w|1(ch the wr)ter referred to) more than five Ibousand dollars
—;— _ promise with the senate whereby Thomag jefTerson as "an aristocrat, i *n(l ,0 r«Je('t the Borah income tax
MKKK RALSTON ADMITS SLA - t^e j,ouse would agree to the con- who (jeiji30ratfiiy practiced the arts offered as an amendment.
1X<* HIS S*M MOllll.lt. .. gtruction of one sea tighter. Rep- politicians," and said that "Wash-1
Wool Hill In the House.
When tho LaKolletto woot bill
rcached the House today majority
leader Underwood demanded that
it be sent to conf' ronco and that
the senate amendment be disagreed
to. Representative Payne, of New
York, objected to the bill going
to conference before referred to
the Ways and Means comittee.
The naming of conferees was post*
poned until tomorrow.
I'emocrats favor Excise liill.
Washington, July 26.— Demo-
cratic senators in caucus today do*
termlned to support the house ex-
cise tax hill virtually levying an
income tax on all persons and
Hoy Was Caught Off Ouarri and
Then Told of Murder in Home
Near Helena, Okla.
Cherokee, Okla., July 26.—
Meeker Ralston, 20 years of age.
Tnursday night confessed that ho
was the murderer of his step-
mother, Mrs. M. Ralston who was
found cruelly slain last Tuesday
morning. The young man made
the confession before any Informa-
tion was filed against him. With
every indication that lie is ment-
ally deficient, he told bis ghastly
story with no emotion and seems
jresentative Fltpgerald, chairman
of the appropriation committee led nee(Je(, watching,
the opposition to the proposal on
the ground of economy.
Ington found him a guide who
THAW DKXIKD FREEDOM.
WiCtord, England. July 26.—Dr.
Ethel Smyth, a suffragette leader,
arrested on July 23 on a charge at
complicity In an attempt to burn
Court ItefuseK Application and He- the ||lstor|c rpBl(|enco or Lewla Har.
■nands Him to Asylnm. 8e(.rptary af ,ut# for th„
Colonies at Nuneham park, was diB-
Wliite Plains, N. Y., July 26. charged today owing to failure of
Harry K. Thaw In the7 eyes of the witnesses to identify her.
law is still insane and must remain 0
in the asylum. Justice Martin
The condition Kougli, of the supreme court, to
release would bo dangerous to pub-
DIAZ FATALLY ILL'
Tokio, July 26.
ol the Emperor continues extreme- day denied Thaw's application for
ly grave. A bulletin announces freedom. The court said Thaw h
to be little concerned as to hla that no change lias taken place
fate. Without solicitation he told and this was regarded as ominous, llc 8U,ety-
the motive of the crime and the The condition of the Emperor
manner in which it was commit- was unchanged at eight p. in. to. |
ted. day. Physicians are <joing the ut- 1
He told the county attorney that most to sustain the remaining
after the murder was done the spark of life. The great park out- PBria <lls"atr" « >'8 J*'*"1 resident Uosenthal will be brought to Jub-
(Continued on I'ago sjlx., side tho entrance to the palace DiHi! ls wrlouslj111, and a fatal re- tice," said 1J,strict Attorney Whit-
| .New York, July UC.—"I am cer-
• - tain that every man that had a
Mexico C'lty, July 20.—A special j)urt (n t)1B Biuushter of lleimau
Paris dispatch says Ex-Prcsldont
suit is probable.
CONTESTANTS REALIZE IT CONTEST IS S1RT «™«
SIGN THK PETITION
All those Interested In the Daily
Eagle Circulation Campaign either as
paying no more than the real value !an active contestant or friend of those
of his possessions. Instead, how- entered begin to reoUze that this is 8
ever, most of the county boards ghort t.onteB, am, a,.e ,lolng a„ tl(at
a \anced or lowered by per cent, 'they possibly ran to round up a
W f ' ' " al a" meet the i g00d gUppiy 0f votes fQ.- the laBt. No
'newspaper In Oklahoma has ever of-
I fered bo valuable a list of prises t'i
>.<' be awarded in so short a time, and
boards requirements, as viewed bv |
Attorney General West, who Is a
member of the board.
The board heard more abcut the
so-called capltol site, lying to the*1?0"6 who are [1
northwest of Oklahoma City. Fred Uley have an U"US"al
Cum, member of a firm loaning Whlcb they are takln* advant,"5« of-
money In all counties of the State, TaklnK the conte'" as a who,e 11 ls
gave a. his opinion that the land tho m0Bt Mberal one ev,ir °rfm'1' to
+ values In Oklahoma County were'the "ubllc' and we are moro th,m
+ an average of about *^r. an acre. j lcu«w " Interest shown by
♦ lie was shown an official map of "l0 contestants and their friends in
♦ the capltol lands, 650 acres, and ."en<lrii'-
<> j asked hy members of the board1 Contestants and their friends
llcan Plate Committee. Hre + what he thought the whole area should save all the free coupons
♦ 'worth. As a loan value he said Ihey can. While they only
Petitions for the Initia-
tion of the fair election
law drawn by the liepub-
ready for signature at the
Eagle office. All Republl- ♦
cans and all other cltiiene +
who are Hi favor of a fair ♦
election and an honest ♦
count *re urged to call ♦
and Bigti. ♦
W. I. DRUMMOND, ♦
state Committeeman ♦
Garfield County. ♦
it would not exceed $211 tier acre, co"nt for five votes each you must
or $13,000. As a speculative value remember that every one tiiat ls saved
he said It might be worth $100 Ju t that much further toward
per acre, or $66,000. making a wltflter
"Tnat land hat. been appraised to 'If you are a subscriber to the
be worth $1,200,000." said Gov. | paper now Is the time to renew yoer
Cruee. ' subscription and give the vffcB to
THE LIMIT EACH DAY
Subscribe for the Enid D«ily
Eagle and Give the Votes
to Your Favorite.
SAVE ALL THE FREE COUPONS
Contestants Should Keep a
Big Vote in Reserve For
the Last Days of the Con-
working for the prizes You want
the paper and they want the votes
Most of the contestants are voting
I did not think there was that your favorite contestant, and lt,youi"le *ac'1 aU(f we expect
much blue sky In It," answered get on the lists and give yotir votes some of the wise ones aro holding
Continued on tuc 2.) It
House has Passed liiil for Shorter
game, when the voting limit will be Uours uml Favorable Action
increased. A big reserve vote Is a
good thing in a contest, as some ot
Is Kxpecte<l in Senate.
man today, lie said he had dmasU-
ed the alibi of "Bald Jack" Rose,
Bridgio Webb and Harry Vallen.
Mckey, a new witness, told Whit-
man he stood within three feec of
•Rosenthal when the fatal shots were
fired. According to Hlckey, us Mr.
Whitman outlined the story, four
shots from as many different re-
Washington, July 26.—Postal w°ro 'ired the gobbler,
employes all ovrr tho country,
tho active ones will be taking the
lead later, and it may be a hard mat- ,impj0yes all ovrr tho country. Hlckey told also, It wbb given out
ter to keep up I' you do not have a aI1(j carriers, huvo won n that Rosenthal, When he walked out
good reserve to draw on. Uamem-1 flght waged for yeajs to obtain of the Metropolitan cafe, was ac-
ber that your friends are watching legislation providing that tho elgtS compauied by several friends. Ho
yott e ach Jay, and ll tlW\ think you I i,ours they may be required to had not been summoned, according
aro out to will f-:ey will ne'i> you j ^ork shall not extend over a per- to Hlckey, and tho party stopped tit
w'th a subscripM ta. . j iod of more than ten consecutive the newspaper countor, where Kos-
hours. Under the pri«ent prac enthal bought seven or eight papers.
NO III K. tico ihcy work in two-hours or These ho distributed among the par-
three.hour shifts over a period ty. All were glancing over the news
Tho free coupons are now coming | that scnietimos stretches out to just outside when the shots wero
In and the contestants must sea that eighteen hours of tho twenty-four, lirod. According to the district at-
they are voted before they expire. The effect of the proposed lSgisia- torney, Hlckey said he might ha
Don't bold tliem—vote them :ia oltfc'i | i|on will he to give them more able to Identify two of the men who
as possible. IJe btiro and clip them i time for rest and recreation b;. had revolvers.
neatly and write your name aud dls- concentrating the period of labor ' Shapiro will ronder any assist-
trlrt on one of them—tho top one. ( Tile House passed such a pro ance lie can In the matter," said Mr.
Unclose in a flat package or envelope,1 vision and tne Senate I'ostolflce whitman last night, referring to t'>a
No loose or rolled coupons will be Committee Indorsed It, with the chauffeur's statement.
counted. Re neat and accurate with change that it should become effoe- have absolutely punctured the
•> + + + + + + + + + * + +
♦ New Orleans. July 26.— +
♦ Fair, continued warmer ♦
+ Friday and Saturday. Tem- +
+ perature Thursday: Muxl-i ♦
♦ mum 100; Minimum #9. +
tlve March 4 next, Instead of at ai|i,|s 0f Rrldgy- Webber and Harry
once. Vallon, and from statements made to
The Senate is expected to pass m(J wllU.b wn, ^ repeated in the
the provision In conference. The COroner'e court tomorrow, will have
effective date may be made sever- puncturod lhn alibis of tho othef
al months earlier. men now under arrest.'*
The PostoffIco Department has, 8hftplro ,t |H understood, !s to
fought the provision on tho ground api,0a|. tomorrow aa a witness fof
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