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AUDMOKE, OKLAHOMA. FRIDAY EVENING AUUUST 1 1913
0. S. TO ACT
STATEMENT ISSUED BY SECRE
TARY BRYAN FOLLOWING CON
FERENCE 'WITH WILSON.
Washington, Aug. 1. After a con
ference with the president today, Sec
Tetary Bryan declared that the United
States Is In no way pressed for action
In Mexico and issued the following:
"The statement, which appeared in
soma ot the morning papers, to the
effoct that the European governments
arc bringing pressure to hear on the
United States to compel aggressive
notion in Mexico Is absolutely without
No Wore of Wilson.
Washington, IX C, Aug. 1. Late to
day, Chairman Flood telegraphed Am
bassador AVllson withdrawing his pre
vious request for hlH appearance be
fore the forelga affairs committee to
morrow, on the ground that his ap
pearance Is "unnecessary and unde
sirable under the existing circum
stances and conditions."
Commission Desires Reports.
Oklahoma City, July 31. A pro
posed order was issued by the cor
poration commission directing elec
tric light and gas companies to fur
nish reports to the commission show
ing original cost of their plants and
the cost of additions and betterment
thereto. The commission will hear
objections September 9 to making
the order permanent.
Mrs. Ada Hines will leave this even
ing for a week's stay at Sulphur. Shy
Is accompanied by Mrs.. Westlbroolc of
CONTINUOUS AGITATION HURT
ING MOST IMPORTANT DEPART.
MENT IN THE STATE.
The injunction granted against the
state election board and the different
county election boards of the state
enjoining them from seizing out to
the voters State Question No 60,
which Is Intended to recall the pres
ent board of agriculture was dis
solved by the supreme court of the
state and the tickets 'Will be sent
A gentleman here today from Sul
phur was discussing the question and
said "There Is scarcely a man in
the state who understands that ques
tion will vote to reduce. the agricul
tural board to five members, but
there are so few who have looked
Into the merits of the question that
It will likely carry. The average
voter when he sees an opportunity
to reduce the membership on the
board he will declare himself for re
duction and vote for the measure.
Campbell Russell knows how to state
his questions so they will appeal to
the prejudices of the people and
there Is a chance for him to win in
this fight. Here is the meat In the
rocoanut The agricultural board wa3
recalled less than a year ago. Camp
bell Russell Is responsible for their
recall; another board was elected,
and before they have served for a
period of six months Campbell Rus
sell wor'd recall this board. Th
board consists of some of the best
men in this state, they have agreed
to do. a vast amount of work on a
salary of $30 a month (that Is the
maximum amount they can draw)
and If the people keep on harrasslng
the board with recalls it will get in
such a muddle that the good men of
this state will not take -positions on
the board. If the people understood
the matter they would vote 'no' on
that question almost solidly."
Senator Shaw said he voted to have
this question go before the voters and
was ashamed of his vote in thirty
minutes after It was cast. He said
this bill would put the board In pol
itics when it ought to be kept out
Thirty-Four Years In Prison.
Thomaston. Maine, July 31 Sam
uel D. Hayues of Detroit walked out
of the prison gates Wednesday after
serving thirty-four years for the mur
der of James L. Rabbins, a police man,
at 'Rockland, in ISTlt. At mid
uight hla sister Mrs. F. H. Rogers of
Detroit telephoned the- prisoner that
Governor Haines had pardoned him.
"The battle is won," Haynes told
Warden Ham, "but I hate to leave.
Outlsde the prison he held a recap
tion for a big crowd who knew him a3
a model .prisoner.
"I am Willing to forgivo and forget,"
he said. "The prison has hoen a sood
thing for me, hut I feel that I haivo
paid my bill to society. I have been
in prison since I was 17 years old,
but I have spent the bettor part of
my life trying to be useful. There Is
no failure In such a life as that."
Mrs. Reuter Trial.
Eartlesville Okla., July 31. (Mrs.
Laura M. Reuter, charged with com
plicity In the killing of her husband
will go on trial here September 30.
This decision was reached JWednes
day between attorneys In the case
when the docket for tho term in the
district court was set. The case is
brought here from Tulsa county on a
change of venue. Two other murder
cases are) to be tried during the term.
HARD COAL TRUST
MURRAY OF MASSACHUSETTS
WANTS DEPARTMENT OF COM
MERCE TO ACT.
Washington, D. C., Aug. 1. An in
vestigation of the hard coal tru3t
Is propose; in a resolution by Con
gressman Murray of Massachusetts.
He called on the department of com
ni( rce derartment of labor r.nl the
Interstate commerce commission ftr
Informatics as to tho ownership of
1 lie anthracite lands by the railroads
and as to prices of cost of produc
tion. In a statement accompanying
the resolution, Murray declared facts
In the possession of the departments
would iprove it one of the most com
plete monopolies In existence.
GARVIN COUNTY OFFICERS HERE
LAST NIGHT TO TALK WITH
Sheriff Worley of Pauls Valley,
Garvin county, accompanied 'by Dep
uty Vaughn and County Attorney
Stanley were In the city last night
Interviewing the negro, Sanders
Franklin, who killed Arthur Airing
ton, a white man, at a negro picnic
near Hennepin, Garvin county, last
The sheriff of Garvin county stated
that the negro was evidently not tell-
Jng all he knew of the affair, but he
has told enough so that the officers
are determined upon what courso to
pursue in handling his case. Sheriff
Garrett stated lost night that his
story would not "jibe" with that of
several of tho witnesses and that
the old man's talk was doing" liim
no good. When Franklin le-lt tho
scene of the killing he went by 1 s
home .left his knife and secured a
sho'gun that he had with him when
taken into custody by Sheriff Garrett.
Franklin is of a low order of in
telligence and does not seem to real
ize his situation. He seems to ba
proud of the fact that he is in the
custody of Buck Ctarrett, and if all
reports from that neighborhood arc
true he is amply justified In shower
ing congratulations upon himself.
No disposition has been made of
his case by Garvin county officials
Thrashing Machine Destroyed.
Tulsa, Okla., July 31. A thrashing
machine and four large stacks of oats
on the Bullette farm, just north of
the city, were destroyed by a fire. It
is reiorted the fire caught from a
passing locomotive. The lo was
I T ST
ELECTION GOES AUGUST 5 AND
PEOPLE iWILL VOTE ON AGRI
A writ of supersedeas affecting
Judge Carney's Injunction on the
bnuid of agriculture referendum, was
trained by the supreme court Thurs
day afternoon, and the question of re
ducing tho size of the board cf agri
culture will now go beforo the voters
in duo form on August 5.
A supersedeas bond, usually re
quired under such conditions, was
waived 'by agreement botween attor
neys representing the attorney gen
eral's offiee and counsel for the board
of agriculture who opposed the super
sedeas. Tho supersedeas Is effective
On the application of attorneys rep
resenting the board of agriculture
Judge Carney in the district court
Wednesday afternoon granted a tem
porary injunction restraining the state
election board from distributing bal
lots containing the question and it was
to supersede this Injunction that th!
supreme court was applied to. The
state was represented by Attorneys
Cineral Hull and Davenport.
'it was contended by tho hoard of
agriculture that under tho dccli'.cn In
the sand and gravel case the rere;-ea-iiim
on the board of agricult.'.ro vm
invalid, because it was not referred
Ly the legislature within tho forty
days required before the olect'.m for
the printing and distribution of aii;u.
meats for and against the ques'ion ri
Had Judge Carney's injunction bern
permitted to stand. It Is, said it would
have raised a grave question as to th'?
validity of tho votes on all other
questions submitted. In ordqr to car
ry out the terms of the Injunction it
would have ftcon necessary to scratch
out or in some manner remove the
question from each ballot, thereby
leaving an opportunity for it to I a
claimed that the ballots were mutila
ted. The question already has (been
printed on more than 500,000 liallots
which are now being distributed to
every voting precinct hi every city
and county In the state.
The validity of the referendum it Is
said, may be threshed out in tho
courts after the election.
This is expected to mark the close
of litigation 0n the various questions
that have been submitted, at least
none of the others are questioned t-o
far as known. Okahonian.
STRENGTHENING THE MILITARY.
Alleged Dynamic Plots at Calumet
Causes Activity of Troops There1.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 1. A strong
thening 0f the military positions as a
Sequel to the revelations of alleged
plots to dynamite the shaft houses
and other property, marked the early
hours of the copper miners' strike.
Reports that explosives have disap
peared from the Hancock mine power
house and the discovery of dynamite
on a prisoner taken at Redjacket, le 1
General Abbey to issue orders design
ed to increase tho effective strenst'i
of the brigade cf state troops pa
trolling the district.
MOTORCYCLE BLEW UP.
Two Killed Near Cincinnati
Many Burned by Gasoline
Cincinnati, 0., July 31. An ixplo?-
ion of the gasoline tank ot a motor
cycle at a motordrome on the Ken
tucky side of the river lart night set
fire to more than a dozen ;icople, two
of whom were instantly killed.
Odin Johnson of bait Lake itv,
captain of the Cincinnati ham
which was contesting at the Moior
drome.for some reason that will prob
ably remain unknown, drove his cycle
to the extreme top of tho ':irci.r track.
crashed into an electric light po'e,
broke it off and the con'.ar of th
live wires with his machine e:-plcdfd
the gasoline tank, throwing tin turn
ing fluid over a score ot spectators.
Johnson paid the penalty with his lifo
while William Davis, aged 5 yea",
is likewise dead as tbo result ot tne
A FEjW CHOICE ORATES of Elbtrta
Peaches for sale. Phone Dr. Son er
No. HI - 1-3
NOW TAKING ILL
THOSE WHO ARE FAMILIAL WITH
THE CUSTOM ARE ANXIOUS TO
HAVE IT HERE.
The idea of inaugurating what is
known in other southern slates as
"First Monday" is taking we.ll with
the merchants of this city who are
from the oldor states and are familiar
w Kill the custom.
The Carter county branch of the
Eastern Oklahoma Agricultural asso
ciation will launch this movement at
their meeting ne.xt Monday afternoon
and Secretary Atwell says that he is
receiving encouragement from tho
merchants who are interested in tho
It is hard to relate just how the
first Monday idea originated but it is
an established fact that in tho older
states where tho custom prevails it is
looked forward to liy the merchants
of the towns and the farmers of the
country alike and is made o day of
geninral trading and exchange.
The merchants of Ardmoro have
tried ujKin various occasions to es
tablish a Undo day hero but every
plan has faill from some cause or
other. This,' it is believed, will bo
successful as nearly all the country
people in this section are familiar
with "first Monday" and will take
advantage of the fact to pay a visft
to the city and do their trading.
However, all this will be discussed
at tho meeting Monday night and per.
'uiiis some extra Inducements will bo
offered by the merchants to tho coun
try trade, such as special bargains
on these days.
To Hold Stomp Dance.
Calumet, Okla., July J. Hundreds
of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians are
gathering at Little Chief and Ulaclc
Bear allotments north of Calumot nnd
making preparations for a big Five
days' sun dance, beginning August 5.
The Cheyenncs will dance the first
day at Little Chief's camp and will
then join the Arapahoes at Black
Bear for a four days' celebration.
IS FORMULATING POLICY FRIEND.
LY TO MEXICO, BUT CONTRARY
TO AMBASSADOR'S IDEA.
Washington, July 31. President
Wilson made it clear to those who
discussed the Mexican situation with
him today that he had not been
swayed In the least degree by tho
arguments of Ambassador Henry
Lane Wilson in favor of recognition
for tho Hutrta government in Mex
ico. He let It be 'known that his
analysis of conditions from official
and unofficial reort8 and his Judg
ment of w hat should be done had not
been nltered by tho ambassador's
The president is formulating a pol
icy which ho told his callers today
involves nothing that Is not entirely
friendly to Mexico. He has not yet
announced what his program will be,
but he Is emphatically and unalter
ably opposed to the recognition, un
der any circumstances, of the gov
ernment set up by Provisional Pres
ident Huerta through tho evmts In
which President Madero and Yico
President Saurez met tragic deaths.
It developed today that democrats
in the senate were concurring in this
view and further discussion of Am
bassador Wilson's statement beforo
the senate foreign relations commit
tee brought out a general sentiment
of opposition to the suggestion of
recognition for the Huerta govern-
Family Falls In Creek.
Guthrie. Okla.. July 3T When Tru
man Pearson, wife and child of near
Pacll attempted to drive across a
bridge near Whitehead yesterday the
bridge timbers broke, throwing the
Pearson family, wagon and horses to
the bottom of the creek with the
bridge on top of them. Pearson was
perhaps fatally injured, his wife and
child only, slightly. One horse was
Girl Drowns at Lawton.
I-awton, Okla., July 31. A bathing
party of fifteen campPire girls of the
Congregational church ended tragic
ally at 7 o'clock Thursday night when
Ruth Hrouwere, aged 1 1, visiting here
from Dundee, X. Y., with her sister,
Mrs. 10. C. I.ittell. was drowned in
Ktihler iirk lake. No one saw the
girl sink and it is not known how
long she had been in tfwyviubvqvkgb
long she had been under water when
slio was missed. The body was re
covered by C hosier Kidd, boy scout,
of Troop One. It is the third drown
ing near Lawton this summer.
The Cancer Congress.
lSrussell.s, Aug. 1. Distinguished
physicians from all parts of the world
are here attending the third Inter
national Cancer Congress which
opened today. Kxperts decdare that
cancer, next to tuberculosis, is tho
greatest cause of death, and, un
like tuberculosis, it shows a constant
ly Increasing death rate. Recent ad
vances in the treatment of tho dis
ease will be discussed fully. Fol
lowing the congress the delegates
will go to Londonto attend the Intro
mit ionnl Medical Congress, which
opens there August C.
COTTON CROP II
COVERNMENT REPORT SHOWS
COTTON CROP SEVENTY-NINE
PER CENT OF NORMAL.
Washington, I). C, Aug. 1. -Tho
condition of the growing cotton crop
of the United States on July 23 wa
79. G per cent of normal, the depart
ment i f agriculture announced today.
Texas shows a condition of 81 pei
cent, Missouri Sfi and Oklahoma 81.
Assault on Tariff Bill.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 1. 'Sena
tor Oronna of North Dakota today
contlni rd his assault on the Under-wrod-Simmons
tariff bill renewing
his criticism of tho agricultural
LEADS IN PERCENTAGE OF PU
PILS DOING CREDIT WORK
Prof. M. M. iWlckham who has
charge of the dopartmmt of biology
in the southeastern state normal at
Durant was here today en route to
Chicago whero ho will spend a month
on the great lakes.
Prof. 'Wick ha in expressed himself
us 'bein;? greatly pleased with the pro
gress of tho southeastern this year
and says President Murdaugh has
done a ro,markab!o piece of work at
Durant. Tho attendance during tho
year has been 'between seven and
eight hundred, tlieso students havo
been doing credit and certificate work
and it may. be said to the credit of
the college that at least seventy per
cent of the pupils have been doing
credit work, which is the highest rata
maintained by any of the state normal
Equipments are bolng added thin
summer to the science departments,
Including physics, chemistry, biology,
agriculture and the domestic arts.
Thoj library is receiving attention and
$t,000 is being Spent this summer on
this Important department of tho
school. Tho athletic fields are being
graded, actlvo work was begun upon
the fields this morning and southeast.
rrn will bo much better equipped next
JPur than it has even been before.
Prof. Wlckham visited the hi?n
school building here today. He eaid
be had often heard of the building and
he took tho opportunity to soe it. Hu
says It is one of the host buildings of
the kind he ever saw and in speaking
of the teaching profusion he re
marked that Ardmore ought to appre
elate the fact that It has such a school
worker as Prof. Richards at the hrad
of the school system.
Wast ftda in result. Rftd Utua
DIG OF CHOPS
U. S. SECRETARY OF TREASURY
WILL DEPOSIT MILLIONS TO
Washington, July TweiiLy-fiv"
to fifty Mi llion dollars of government
funds will be deposited in the national
banks of tho south and west at onco
by Secretary McAdoo to facilitate the,
movement of crops. Federal, state
and municipal bonds and prime com
mercial paper will be accepted as se
curity for the money, upon which:
tho banks will pay two per cent In
terest. The motive of Secretary McAdoo In.
establishing this new policy is to an
ticipate tho money stringency in the
late summer nnd fall, which invar-
I iabiy accompanies tho marketing and
I movement of crops, 'especially when
, the crops aro unusually large, as tho
harvest now beginning forecasts. He
intends to take time by the forelock
and 'prevent or minimize the usual
tightness of money.
In a statnment tonight tho secre
tary mado the significant declaration
that government bonds would bo ac
cepted at pnr as security for the new
deposits and that additional money
would bo placed only with banks
which havo taken out at least 40 per
cent of their authorized circulation.
United States two per cent bonds,
serving as security for the most of tho
national bank circulation, have been
depressed recently to new low mar
ket records, dropping to 05 3-4 during
tho past few days. The secre'tary'?
willingness to accept these bonds at
par as security for the $25,000,000 to
$50,000,000 promised deposits and the
inducement to the national banks to
Increaso tlmir circulation up to the
40 per cent limit Is expected to help lu
restoring the 'parity of tho depressed
2's by creating a new market for
For the first time in history the
government will accept prime com
mercial paper as security for deposits.
This privilege will bo igranted, an
nounced the secretary, in order to
make these special deposits available
to the banks on securities readily
within their reach.
'Senator Tillman, in a public state
ment tonight, declared that unless
congress provided relief within sixty
days, southern cotton planters would
"bo robbed of a hundred million dol
lars or more" an account of the Ina
bility ot southern bankers to get mon
ey from Now York "pirates."
IN FIRST BALE
ANNUAL QUESTION IS BEGINNING
TO ATTRACT COTTON BUYERS
Talk of the first 1)ale of cotton is
beginning to he heard on the streets
of Ardmore and speculation 13 rife as
to who will be tho lucky farmer this
year to get his bale here for the high
figuro. that is invariably paid for tho
staple and the premiums that go with
Cotton men stated this morning that
if there were no rains Immediately
that tho first bale might be looked for
within a very short time, on the other
hand, rain would delay the crop some
what. Ia.st year the first bale was
brought to the city by Aaron Antoiue,
a negro, who lives on Caddo creek,
on the 22nd of the month and was
purchased by WYe-stheinier & Daube.
The some negro was the successful
fanner the year previous bringing
the first hale here on August V
Experienced cotton men of this city
stated this morning that If no unfor-
seen accident happened, the crop here
would be somewhat in excess of 30.
000 bales this year. Last season's
nop was 26,400.
Twenty Expiration Pardons.
Oklahoma City, July 31. Twenty
expiration pardons were issued to in
mates of the McAlester penitentiary,
fifteen of whom had their citizenship
restored. Paroles wrro issued to
MO WILL BR