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VOL XIV. NO. 14b. VINITA, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1912. FIVE CENTS PER COPY 5 SHOULD ELECT DEMOGMTIG SENATE (By Frank B. Lord) Chicago, Oct. 17 To the end that Governor Wilson may be able to carry into effect the policies and reforms in governmental affairs which he advo cates and to which the democratic party stands committed, it is essential that he should have the support of both houses of the legislative branch of the government. No one seriously doubts that the next house of representatives will be democratic, even by a larger majority than is tl e present house which num bers 67 f Ire democrats than republi cans. Hence, extraordinary effort is being put forth by the democratic man agers to bring about the election of a sufficient number of democratic seiir ators to enable the party to have a working majority in the upper branch of the national legislature. In order to accomplish this the dem ocratic managers havo made a new departure iu connection with the na tional campaign by organizing a sen atorial bureau, the purpose of which is the electlou of a democratic senate. This bureau is under the direction of Senator James A. Reed of Missouri. A singular phase of the senatorial situation is the fact that with one ex ception, every democrat in the pres ent senate whose term expires . on March 4th next, will be succeeded by himself or some other democrat for the reason that all of them come from certain democratic states, such as Texas, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina and other southern states. The battle for the control of the senate, therefore is chiefly in the west and middle west. In those states now represented In the senate by republi cans. Making allowance for the fact that Senator Gardner, the junior mem ber from Maine, who is a democrat, may not be re-elected, a change of seven is all that is necessary to give (he democrats control of the senate. Senator Sanders of Tennessee, who holds his place in, the senate by ap pointment of the republican governor of that state will, of course, be suc ceeded by a democrat to be chosen by the legislature elected this fall. There will be two senators chosen from Colo rado, one to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Hughes, and one to succeed Senator Guggenheim. The democratic primary nominees are Gov ernor John F. Shafroth, the present ex ecutive, for the long term, and former (iovernor Charles S. Thomas for the short term. There is very little doubt about their election. A senator will be elected in Nevada in place of Senator Massey, who was appointed by the governor following the death of Senator Nixon. Senator Massey is a candidate on the republi can ticket and his democratic opponent is Key Pittman of Tonopah. Nevada has the Oregon system and the legis lature is morally bound to elect the man who receives the popular vote in the state. The Bull Moose party has a candidate and that greatly increases Mr. Pittman's chances. The demo crats are confident of gaining a sena tor from Nevada. In Oregon their chances are excel lent. Senator Bourne was defeated for the republican nomination by Ben Sell ing and has now announced himself as an independent candidate. There is also a Bull Moose aspirant. Dr. Harry Lane, former mayor of Portland is the democratic nominee and will probably be chosen as the next senator. Three candidates are contesting for the seat now held by Senator ,Jscph M. bixon. campaign manager for Col onel Roosevelt. Mr. Dixon has not been able to give any attention to the state and his defeat by T. J. Walsh, the democratic nominee is practically cer tain,. In Wyoming, Senator Francis E. Warren, who has been the state boss for twenty years, is having the iight of his life. Serious charges have been made against the Wyoming senator to the effect that he has been carrying private employes on the public pay rolls. The democrats have a strong candidate in the person of John B. Kendrick of Sheridan, a member of the present state senate, and it looks as if the Warren machine would go to uleces. In Nebraska the light is between former Governor A. T. Shallenberger, democrat, and Representative George W. Norris, who won the republican nomination over Senator Norris Brown. Mr. Norris is trying to strad dle, classing himself as a progressive republican, yet claiming the regular nomination, while espousing the cause of Roosevelt. Senator Hitchcock, democrat, won by 20,000 majority two years ago, under the Oregon system, and there is good reason to believe that his colleague, after the 4th of March, will be a democrat. Senator William S. Kenyon, recog nized as a real progressive, is in an unfortunate position in Iowa. He won the republican nomination by a large majority and then declared for Taft. This so angered the Bull Moosers that they have nominated candidates in all of the close districts which means, that, for the first time in history, Iowa will most likely elect a democratic legislature which will in turn choose former Representative Daniel Hamil ton, democrat, for United States sen ate in place of Kenyon. la Kansas, Judge William T. Thomp son, democrat, is scheduled to defeat Governor Stubbs, the Mooseite and one of the sseven wise or otherwise governors who urged the colonel to become a candidate. Governor Stubbs, who is a multi-millionaire, won the republican nomination over Senator Curtis on a ilujke. Mr. Curtis had the popular majority but failed to carry as many legislative districts as did his opponent, hence Stubbs was declared the nominee. The regulars are intense ly bitter against him and are opening fighting for Judge Thompson. Two senators will be elected in Illi nois, one to succeed Senator Cullom and the other to fill the vacaucy caus ed by the ousting of Senator Lorlmer. James Hamilton Lewis is the demo cratic candidate and L. Y. Sherman the republican nominee. Lorimer was not removed from the senate until after the primaries had been held and, accordingly, there have been no nomi nations made for the short term. Un der the minority representation plan which prevails in Illinois, the demo crats have not made a light for the legislature in nearly twenty years. This year they have named a suffi cient number of 'candidates to enable them to control the lower house with a large enough majority to overcome the probable republican majority in the senate. Progressive party eandl-dates-ihave been named in about 70 per cent of the districts and political experts figure that because of this the democrats can control the legislature by a narrow margin and elect at least one democrat and probably two. New Jersey, with Representative William Hughes as the democratic nominee, is regarded as practically as sured of a democratic legislature. Air. Hughes, bearing the stamp of approv al of Governor Wilson, defeated "Boss" Jim Smith by a handsome majority iu the recent primaries and his election jn the face of divided opposition is confidently expected. In addition to these states the dem ocrats have an excellent opportunity of carrying Delaware and perhaps Massachusetts on their senatorial ticket. They also have fighting rhances in South Dakota, Idaho and Minnesota and theprospects are even good in Michigan. STATE SUPREME COURT DECISIONS Out of all this it seems certain that the democrats will be able to elect more than enough to have a clear ma jority in the upper house and thus both branches of congress will be in sympathy and harmony with Gover nor Wilson, when he enters the White House on the 4th of March. Oklahoma City, Oct. 17. Power of the state board of agriculture to en list the aid of county authorities in enforcing the compulsory cattle dip ping law was upheld Tuesday. In an opinion of the state supreme court deciding a case brought up by J. H. Stine, a Grady county cattleman. Stine refused to dip his cattle for Texas fever tick. Under the statute, the sheriff proceeded to dip the ani mals and sell enough of the stock to pay the cost. Stine sought an injunc tion, attacking the constitutionality of the law, and the case came up to the supreme court on that question. Justice Dunn wrote the opinion, and gave others, as follows: Enoch M. Hughes, et al., vs. Car son 11. Garrelts, et al., Okmulgee, re versed and remanded; Frank L War ren vs. District Judge Caruthers, Ok fuskee, mandamus disqualifying judge, granted; Lillian Jones vs. Will East, Kiowa, dismissed; S. G. Langston vs. Joseph H. Thigpen. Okmulgee, dis missed; R. A. Denny vs. P. W. Ostran der, Pottawatomie, dismissed ; school district No. 18, Creek county, vs. Wil liam Griffith and L. U Dougan, Creek, dismissed; Minerva Lewis vs. W. W. Kidd, Oklahoma, dismissed; P. D. Mc Connell vs. L. L. Cory, Tulsa, dis missed. Opinions by Justice Kane were: Elias M. Wilson vs. Henry Rombeck, Hiram B. Spencer, Jesse Landis and ". H. (iehring, Caddo, reversed; Frick Reid Supply company and Blanche Weil, executrix of the estate of Chas. A. Weil, vs. Frank J. Hunter, Alusko gee, dismissed; Howard C. Park vs. M. F. Merrill, et al., Pottawatomie, fismissed; Si Dunn, Frank Seber and Denny McCoy vs. H. 11. Lewis, Mus kogee, dismissed. The state supreme court commis sion, division No. 2, Tuesday denied the constitutionality of the act of 1907-8, which attempted to confer ex clusive original jurisdiction on the county court, in civil cases involving sums in excess of $200 and less than $500. Commissioner Sharp, delivering the opinion, held that the constitution gave district court original jurisdic tion in all civil cases and that this could not be taken away by the act in question. The opinion was in the case of H. D. C. Poos vs. the Shawnee Fire Insurance company. In the case of the Gulf Pipe Line company vs. Pawnee-Tulsa Petroleum company et al., Commisioner Ames reversing the case, held that an oil and gas lessee may not select a place and drill, if the place chose nwill en danger the property and lives of other people lawfully using the surface, when it is possible to drill elsewhere advantageously. Commissioner Robertson, dismissed the old Mukogee chief-of-police elec tion case of J. F. Ledbetter vs. Char ley Kimsey, on the ground of no prose cution. Among the other opinions of the commission were the following: David Leaser vs. Fair Craig, Okla homa, affirmed; J. W. Gilliland vs. John T. Jaynes, Muskogee, reversed and remanded; John P. Ball vs. War ner Bruner, and Judy Bruner. Musko gee, affirmed. WOULD HANG THE Bi BURGLARS This office today was the recipient of a beautiful bouquet of dahlias, as line sperimens as we have ever seen. These were presented by R. E. Moss, th local florist, who has some of(the prettiest flowers of all kinds at his green house. Yesterday a display of dahlias was made in the window of the Klingel Furniture Store and at The Oklahoma Bankers' Association tracted much attention. Lovers of will ask the legislature to amend the nower8 appreciate the efforts of Mr. laws and make robbery by force of iogg ioiig this line. arms, or by use of explosives punish-. able by death as a maximum penalty. The alarming condition last week, coming to vinita on BRYAN AND GO E AT MUSKOGEE when two trains and five banks were robbed in Oklahoma, can be prevent ed, bankers say. if there is a string ent law against the practice and there is no interference with the application of the penalty In a statement issued by T. P. Mar tin, Jr., chairman of the association's legislative committee, it Is argued that if a fe wbank burglars were hung the SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2. Big Special Train, Wheels" Free "Arkansas Exposition. Vinita is to be visited on Saturday. November Z, by the celebrated free exposition train "Arkansas on Wheels." a big train of 11 coaches, which is said to be a veritable travel- crimes would become less frequent, '"B exposition. Four f the cars are and reference in that reaped is made l'"ed with displays oi tin- products and , officials on the morning of the 28th to the Texas experience with the crime of train robbery. Muskogee. Okla., Oct. IT, Senator Gore will arrive In Muskogee on the early morning train from Kansas City, Monday, October 28th. Arrangements have been made for the senator to meet the election Inspectors and other election officers of Muskogee, Wago ner, Okfuskee. Okmulgee and Mcin tosh counties in a conference to be held at i:30, regarding enforcement of the grandfather clause. The county, state, and national committees have nil determined that the grandfather clause shall be enforced to the letter in this state and Senator Gore will discuss this matter with the election. A FIRST CLASS ENTERTAINMENT. The Williams Company the Best At traction cf the Season. The Williams Stock company open ed a week's engagement at the Air dome last night, playing "Blue Grass." As the name implies, the scene of the play was laid in "Old Kentucky." It was a story of the indiscretions of resources of Arkans.is. The big apples, the corn, the pumpkins, peaches, alfalfa, the aluminum, gold, zinc, diamonds, pears together with a magnificent piano made from Arkan sas native oak, a big brass band of twenty pieces, sweet singers, etc., will be some of the attractions aboard this Arkansas train and they have asked us to say that there will be absolutely no charge and no way to spend a cent aboard the train verything is free, even to a nice sack of the celebrated Arkansas unpolished rice, which will red I Honorable W. J. Bryan will address a the , big meeting here at noon on that day. Mr. Bryan will spend two days cam paigning in Oklahoma, and Senator Gore will be here from the 28th until after election day. A local committee Is now making arrangements for the big meeting. youth of the young man who had 1 given to every housekeeper who sown his wild oats and at last settled vslts the train. The train comes In down to be a thorough paced business from Oswego, on the M., K. & T. and man and a model husband. A design- will be here for only one hour. On lng woman and a scheming villain 101 train are 150 representative bent on bringing out the skeleton of citizens, both ladles and gentlemen, his earlier life, a faithful, trusting r1 farmers, lawyers, doctors, wife, u firm flrlend in his iaw nartner bankers, merchants, Btate, county, and an old time Kentucky colonel all led up to a happy culmination, to the final climax where virtue triumphed. The time between curtains was j county while here, whiled away with splendid vaudeville. ee the Arkansas The little lady who played the juve nile was a most excellent singer and a dancer of no mean ability. In fact. 1 her singing as well as the "foot work" was worth the price of admission alone. Then I. V. Jr., the seven-year-old son of J. C. Williams, who is perhaps the youngest acvor appearing before the footlights today, appears every night. He is a singer, a dancer and an Al actor as well. The Williams Stock company is by odds the best "show" that has been staged in this city tils season. All lovers of the mimic world will miss a treat if they do not attend every night this week. The attraction to night will be a comedy drama, en titled, "The Diamond Robbery." The Daily Ardmoreite. The Williams Stock company will j be at the Grand all next week except Friday when they lay off for Basil j Gauntlett, the English pianist. The I Williams Stock company played a two week's engagement here last season and are the most popular company , that has ever played the Grand. . municipal officers, and they have ask ed that they may have the privilege of meeting the people of this city and Be sure to go and Travelers aboard their celebrated train. At the Grand, Friday, October 25th. Basil Gauntlett, pianist at the Sym phony concert yesterday afternoon, de lighted the largest Friday audience of the season by his splendid technique and stage manner. In direct contrast to De Pachmann, Gauntlett is the very personification of good manners and grace at the piano. He may not be an inspired player, but expet't musicians found him one of the most delightful soloists of the season. He took the Saint Saens Concerto No. for his number, and his treatment of this delicate piece was perfect. St. Loui Republic. Saturday, March 16, 1913. I BABV CUniTC m LIGHT TURN S0LES DAD I jnULO Something Entirely New SAMPLE LINES: Work Shoes Children's Shoes Cravenette Overcoats SRECIAL LOW PRICES MLFORD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY . QUITE TRUE. At a religious meeting a lady per sisted in standing on a bench, spoiling the view of other spectators, though repeatedly requested to sit down. An old gentleman arose and said, gravely: "I think if the lady knew she had a large hole in each of her stockings she would not exhibit herself In this way." This had the desired effect; she im mediately sat down in her, seat. A young minister standing by blushed to the templeB and said: "Oh. Brother, how could you say what was not a fact?" "Not a fact?" replied the old gen tleman. "If she had not a large hole in each one of her stockings, I would like to know how she gets them on." (In Norman E. Mack's National Monthly.) A Rat Killing Time. L. P. Garrison breaks the record for rat kiltlne. Tile other day when he went to move his feed from the old store room in the back to the new ce- 1 ment floor in front he discovered a j big lot of rats under the sacks. He went to work and nailed up the doors i and cracks and when the feed was all I removed there were J7" big corn fed rats all in a big room. He summoned an i lie uuys in i "e uuuav w tscLuti clubs and the fun began. There was only one lady clerk in the house and the boys say she was in the other room with the door locked standing on the counter screaming Oh! Rats. $500 Judgment Against City. A very important case came up in the county court today and the city lost $500 through the carelessness or negligence of the city attorney. Wm. liusey, the street eonimissior r. had a suit pending against the citv for $500, and the case went by dele. It as no one answered for the city. The Chief tain knows nothing of tl:, merits of the case and it may be that Mr. Busey :'s entitled to the judgment but the city certainly ought to be represented. Help the Vinita Band. Manager Brooks, of the new picture bhow will donate the proceeds of the show to the Commercial Club band Friday night. This is a liberal do nation on the part of, Mr. Brooks and the citizens of the town can well af ford to give them liberal patronage.' The new band leader is here from Sedalia and will play with the boys tomorrow night in front of the picture show. The show starts early enough for you to spend an hour at the pic ture show and then have time to go to the Grand if you like. Let's give the boys a full house. The Todd Players. The Todd Players in their "Friend From Arkansas" play gave another good show last night, and those who saw the play got their money's worth. The play last night was again differ ent from either of the other nights, and again the different members of the company showed their ability In do ing different character work. You Can't Overlook School One-Third Underpriced These Dresses $1.80 Dresses for 89c Misses and Children's checked and fancy plBid school dresses, well made and perfect fitting. Ages 6 to 14 years. Regu- OQn lar $1.50 values. 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