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Jean Day Juslliind in Killing Lieu CoL Beck. CASE INVESTIGATED BV THE CORONEI - 1 - All Six Jurors Are Agreed in the Find ing?Both Day and His Wife Testif, at the Inquest. Oklahoma C?lty, April, 8.?Ho!dir:| that Jea#Day,, prominent attorney am oil man Justified in tho killing o! Lieut. Cql? Bfcjufc^ard Beck at the Daj home ear-ly Tuesday, a coroner's jur; returned a Vermel here tonight recommending that no charges be preferrec against Day. ,.* , ' s The "erdwded* court was silest as if heard the verdict road. Mr. arid Mrs Day displayed no emotion, and after if had been read, they arose, Mr. Da> shook hands with Coroner McWilliams end the party walked slowly from tht room without a word between them. The text of the verdict follows: j We, tlie'coroner's Jury, duly sQvom and empannetcd to inquire into the cause of the death of Paul Ward Beck, after hearing evidence introduced before us from witnesses, and after viewing the body of Paul Ward Beck, do upon our oath find and report: "That Paul Ward Beck came to his death at the hands of Jear\ P. Day and from the evidence submitted to us conclude that Jean P. Day was justified in defending his wife and himself even though the unfortunate affair resulted in the death of Paul Ward Beck'and we therefore, commend apd adivse that no Charges be filed or prosecution ihstltuted against Jean P. Day." The verdict was signfed by all six jurors. " Day and Wife Witnesses. Oklahoma City, A'prll 8.?On the witness stand in a packed court room here tonight, Jean P. Day and his wife told, with emotion of -the slaying of Lieut, Col. Paul W. B&k> In a broken voice, but with a gleam of determination in his eye, Day said he killed the army aviator accidentally when he sought to drive Beck from his home after finding him attesting to attack Mrs. Day early TuesflAy. ? "I got there iti .time to protect her and I did,"' Day testified. Leaning over and pointing his finger to County Attorney Hughes, Day said in a pleading voice: "I want to say to you boys, you can prosecute me to the lirhit, but don't make such statements as you have to the newspapers reflecting on the purest, sweetest woman in the world." The oounty^attorney replied that he had tried to be fciV, but that it was his position as the-representative -of the state to bring, out every angle of the case/ s " ' " 1 "Beck threw his arms around me, crying 'Qjrl, girl, you swept me oil my feet,' and asked me to come to his room that night," Mrs. Day testified. When Day saw Beck holding Mrs. Day on the divan she Was fighting him, he had his right arm around her. His other hand was above her knees. "You don't know what you are saying. 1 could not do that," Mrs. Day testified she replied to Deck. She said she did not hear her husband enter the house when he went to get his revolver. "I don't know whether I beat his face," she said, declaring she used both hands to fight, off-Beck's left arm. Mrs. Day testified she first saw her husband as he descended the stairs with a revolver in'one hand. "My God, Daddy, don't do that," she said she cried. Beek had jumped up from the divan meanwhile and had retreated to another room, she said. The next thing she said she saw was the body of Beck lying on the floor. "I did i&t see the shot fired. I did * , , not hearv.th report," Mrs. Day testified. .1 "I looked dayn and saw his lips move," she ^continued. "I lifted his head, then put his head back down and ARMY FLIER SL/ ' .- * '.fry -'f-y' .' ' ... :v>]:':: -:'V;* * 'aBBe=aB=S5S55 1 At the left, Lieut.-Col. Tau 1 Col. Beck snapped at the wheel tragic death in the home of his wife. WIFE OF JUDGE DAY, WH< IBBF -v? Mrs. Jean P. Day, the innocent Paul W. Beck by her husband, Jud guest at a party In the home of t Judge had driven his guests to ,tt Judge found Beck struggling wit! Judge declares, he struck Beck or exploded, killing the officer. the blood.surged out. Then my hands 1 were covered with blood." Later, she testified, she wiped the i blood from her hands and arms when an officer brought a wet towel. Loved Him as a Brother. Day, in describing his acquaintance with Beck, suid he had known the officer since last tall. He met him through Lieut. Kenneth Walker of Port Sill, who he said had long been a friend of the family. "Since that time he has had the free run of the house. I had always considered him a gentleman beyond reproach and loved him as a brother. I told hint numbers of times, "My home is yours.' " It was testified that several 'empty bottles were found on the mantle piece in the drawing room and that nearby was a glass which contained some corn whisky mixed with fruit juice. In reply to a question a witness suid that Day was "absolutely sober" when he talked to him Tuesday. X-ray photographs of the head of Lieut. Col. Beck were introduced in evidence and the progress of the bullet was explained to the jury by W. S. McAtee, undertaker and Dr. J. E. Hartley, X-ray specialist. K. J. Laityun, deputy sheriff, testified that Day told him of the cause of the shooting. Mrs. Day, he said, told officers that Beck had her by the hands and was attempting to draw her to him. L. II. Prichard. oil man, did not meet Mrs. Day until the night of the party, although he had known Day six or seven years, he testified. He said he and his wife met Lieut. Col. Beck with Mrs. Day as they were leaving a theatre. They accepted his invitation to go to his home, Prichard said, and Da> joined the party there later. Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Anderson and Major W." Paddock, of Fort Sill, were other members of the party, the wit- , nesses asserted; later they all went to kIN BY HIS HOST, AN OKLAH< 1 W. Beck, as he appeared In dress unifo I of lii-: plane at Post Field, near Oklal friend, Judge Jean P. Day, who says he ) ACCUSES ARMY OFFICER i >* ? I ^ jjSj Ink K * j?p |H|^^BQ|gn|ra^HO|^^^^^^B f^v. IBS i B' cause In the shooting of Lieut-Col. ge Jean Day, politician. Beck was a ho Days. Returning horhe after the leir respective places of abode, the ti Mrs.. Day. To save his wife, the i the head with the revolver, which Day's homo, Prichard said. Whijc there Prichard said he had some beverage that "looked, like beer,' although he said he did not know the drink. There was also some white liquor he said ho did not touch. Beck and Day appeared to be the best of friends during the party, the witness continued and Beck was a perfect gentleman towards Mi's. Day. Day took them all home in his automobile at 2:30 a. m. mh'A ..L-t.-wr i/vatitvtnntf sinrlrtrl an r]\r tonight and jurors, led by County Attorney Hughes, accompanied the Days to their home to inspect the -house where Beck met his death. \ . , g. t Boycotts.?There arc all sorts of boycotts in the world. There are trade boycotts, social boycotts, race boycotts, labor boycotts and so on, but the silliest little thing of a boycott is when a few disgruntled subscribers of a newspaper think they can injure a newspaper that does not toady to their views by ordering the discontinuance of their subscription. They only hurt themselves. They do not hurt the independent newspaper. Generally the same mail that brings an order to discontinue contains the names of more new subscribers who are pleased by the very independence and fearlessness which excited the ire of the disgruntled ones.?I^ancaster News. ? It's a little late, but it occurs to us that the nations might have saved money by giving the soldiers a bonus not to fight. ? And so science can split up element.1}? Well, well! I'erhajw the politicians will he. able to split up the farmer element. ? The best way to keep time from hanging heavy on your hands is to put some callouses on 'em. DMA FINANCIER. rm 5ust after the war. At the right, liojna City, where he went to his fought to protect tho honor of his CAUSE OF THE ROW. Story That Blanton Told to His Constituents in Texas. The member of the house most objectionable to all his constituents probably is llios. I. Blanton of Texas. A great pretender of virtue in his speeches, he has been shown time and again to be guilty of all the things he charges against others. The things he charges against others are usually only about half true. They have enough backing of facts to stiggelt a certain plausibility to those who do not know any better. He scem9 to have the idea that he can make capital for himself by exploiting his fmaginak-y" .wickedness of other people^ His colleagues do not hesitate to call him a Har or a pervert, and other rriefnbers ot. the house feel the 3ame way.about it. The story of the row he raised last Thursday has already been prmxea. riere is ine swry of the speech that caused the row: Austin, Tex., Apr. 1.?What use has a member of congress for a liquor flask, pocket slfee, "covered with exquisitely, tanned ostrich hide leather and costing $10," now that prohibition ia supposed to be in effect? That is what Congressman Thomas L. Kantort of1 Abilene wants to know. Each member of congress Is furnished with a flesh of this kind at the expense of the government, he said in a public address here. Mr. Blanton is on a speech making tour of Texas and Oklahoma for the primary purpose, he says, of making the people of these two states acquainted with \he widespread and petty graft of his colleagues In congress He carries with him an exhibit of the various things that comprise some of the minor perquisites enjoyed by congressmen at public expense. In his address hero he displayed not only the pocket flask but boxes of beautiful stationery; ppcket knives, which he said cost $8; electric chafing dishes costing the government $15, "prepared as a bait to lure the feminine contingent in Washington to participate in the polite exploitation of public Treasury" poker sets, consisting of several decks of the finest grade of playing cards and "chips" in a fine leather case, the outfit costing the government $40 per set; toilet sets $22.44 per set, mar''- jre outfits $26 per set and numerous ' other articles of graft. "Inexcusable Graft." He referred to- the "mileage graft GOING HOME, Sr. Adolf Loronz, eminent Austrian physician, has announced that he will sail for home on the steamship La France on April 12. He said he would return in September, bringing with htm bis wife, bis eldest son, Albert, and his youngest son, Cohrad. ns one of the inexcusable and indefensive methods of wasting the people's money." He said that congressmen annually received $2,100 mileage in addition to their regular salaries, whether they attended the session at Washington or not. He characterized free seed distribution as waste and extravagance and a device to catch voteh. The annual seed distribution coats the taxpayers of the country $360,000 annually," Mr. Wanton said. "In addition to this, approximately $100,000 is sent in sending special gifts of fine trees and selected seed to favored political henchmen, whose political Influence in the home district is necessary to the congressman at Washington. "Another little perquisite which members of the hause and senate enjoy at government expense is the three chest graft.' This consists of the Christmas presents to each member of the house and senate of three chests?one pine chest, one oak chest and one cedar chest?made for and presented to each member of congress every Christinas at public expense. "r have taken pains to figure out the number of chests which Uncle Joe ? annon una reccivi'd uunng ms many terms as congimiman, and the number is tuo. Uncle Joe has received 40 pine, 40 oak and 40 cedar chests from the government during his long occupancy of a seat in the house at | Washington. Subsidized Barbers. "The barbers who are empiojed in fc?? ? the barber shops where all congress- I pien and senators are shaved free are c paid by the government. The restaurant, a magnificent place, equipped^ ( in the most expensive manner and. a employing'the most expert cooks and 1 chefs to be obtained for the benefit o of the congressmen and senators, is <3 subsidized by the government The a salaries of the cooks, waiters and t chefs are paid by the government. In t the congressional office building where c each representative has a stftte of c offices provided for his 'use, free of C expense, the furnishings are the finest, I that money can buy. ? "The rug on my office floor cost h not less than $500. In addition, all v the brushes, combs, towels, soap of 1; the most expensive and of many .11 brands of excellence are all provided f free to congressmen at public expertse. i. "The magnificent baths, finer than 1! anything that the iuxury-lntoxicated 1 Roman emperors ever imagined, r Mtrhere the negro rubbers employed a to massage the tired and exhausted i1 bodies of the public servants, are maintained and supported at public t expense." o CHARLIE IS SORE Movie Comedian Charges Another1 With Stealing His Stuff. Charlie Chaplin's flatboat brogans, his funny mustache, battered derby, baggy trousers and cane, which have so frequently convulsed the world \t-ith laughter, are slated to fight a hard-fought legal battle, the opening guns of which have just been' fired at Los Angeles, Cal., w'here the comedian is suing for an injunction to restrain the Western Features Productions, Inc., from the producing of certain films. Chaplin alleges the Company has in its employ one Charles Amador, an actor, who is not only Imitating him hfif ic nlan iiolrlcr fha noma nf PVinrHo Aplin. 6haplln holds that the name is too much like his own; further, that he has exclusive right to the use of those funny shoes, baggy trousers and unique mustache. The Productions Company, represented by Isadore Morris, denies this, and maintains that, If t,he injunction Is granted, permitting Chaplin the .exclusive right to his shoes, trousers and mustache, under the same procedure, Bill Hart might be the only i"ii3 allowed to pack two guns in a m ^ . I ? fr - - ^ SSFWI5BE ! Til Be Sure To Fit You. For I am the "SUREFIT" cap. There's a little adjusting strap hidden away in my make-up that can be tigtened or loosened to fit any head on ea!rth ?perfectly! In looks, I'm smart as the smartest of'em. In comfort, I've got 'em J beaten ahundred ways. \ You can snug me in after a hair cut?or in the wind?and ease me oUt again after a rain or when you want plenty ol headroom. J j My price, for all these advantages, is the same as you would pay for any smart cap that has none of them. ! I AM THE "SURE-FITW . ! CAP. GET ME. By mrans of this simadjust me to tinvfuwd. 0Aj.a M uron I1 ..... (\Ia*Iu .rirA ^ rKlt wpF. ? SOLD AT BEST Iji STORES ij Made by Flae Ik Luvy, 702 Broad way, N.Y.C. | J ft >icture and Mary Pickford the only >ne allowed to wear curls. " Morris endeavors to prove that Chaplin is not the originator of his ihoes, trousers and mustache outfit, n an affidavit served upon Charlio's ittorney, Arthur Wright. The all'Ilavlt Is Blgned by Joseph Pozen, who itntes that for thirty years he has >een a professional reviewer and >ooker of vaudeville acts. Pazen delares that a.mustache similar to that >f Charlie Chanlln's was worn hv Jeorge Bevan in the character of a "rench waiter, in Chicago in 1889, at Jam T. Jack's Theatre, Chris Lanex, le states, in 1898, appeared on the 'audeville stage in a derby hat slmlar to the one made famous by ChapIn. Harry Morris, he alleges, apieared in burlesque in 1892 T^ith what s now known as the "Charlie ChapIn walk." Pazen also states that in 908 Billte Rives, an actor, wore baggy uints like Chaplin's and that in 1895 n actor named Bud Meley wore simlar trousers. It is further alleged that from 1899 o 1900 the Niehee Brothers appeared m the vaudeville stage in Chicago LEAD&Zi: BB bat OHH v I I -tM I ii ,i , ?. i . .-.iu.v ru .in. ami' ' ! SPECIAL PR ON TURN PLOW AND BARB WIR . j. * ,'? . . < - tit la fact you will find that of useful and necessary H Good Quality and at Worth Your, Careful At the rear of our Store for watering your stock, lot. Any assistance tha any time, just call on us RITE at the RED W Beginning Monday, April o'clock p. nr., Saturd YORK HARI Phone 153 ' ' ' Wake's G The Living Room, Bed-r( ? 1 Respond invitingly to 1 Supcr-Waite Grass Ruj durable, easy to handl Waite Grass Rugs are si this store, sizes from 2' American made assure applied patterns in all York Fun :?. ' r? with canes similar to the one carried by Chaplin: that from 1890 to 1900 the team of Sherman Morrissey wore "Charlie Chaplin shoes" In vaudeville; that M. B. Curtis, as Sam'l df Posen, used similar shoes In J.890; that in 1900 an actor known as Byron in the character of the 'Dude Deteo tlve wore a coat similar to the one that' Charlie affects. Still further, It is alleged that one Billie Rlche has used the combination of must&ohe, tight-fitting coat, baggy pants, ibrge shoes and flexible cans on the vaudeville stage for many years,. Hut, Chaplin 'declares, no one but himself has ever worn all these facial expressions and articles of dress In motion pictures until the advejtt of Mr. Amador, who calls himsslf Charlie Aplin, on the screen. On April 6 Judge Crail will h$ar the argument on the demurrer filed by the | company to the ChapUn complaint and also the demurrer, filed by Amador. i . ' *0t . r S ? An optimist IS ohe who expecfe to do something tomorrow; a pessimist is one who was. done yesterday, i 1 1 / i.;. mm j Ckiarantec^ ' Sb means bctdal cash in your IB ocket to take advantage of 11 is offer! I I >AIWT Half your houM with Devoe f B Lfcod and Zinc Paint; pelrtf the Other I f with any other paint you chooee. jj jw Devoe ?Joeent take fewer 0tk*n and ;fB it kea money. w? wih make no charge l.M Devon. 6 Devoe doean'r wenr a yeet'or twooc three I B tra longer ?fonder end better?we wiO ! you enough Oeeoe to do the Job aver. , H , paint half your Moae leed-and-ot!; the B ar half Oevoe. 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