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ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY EVENING DlfiCEMBBK 19 1912
MEMPHIS MAN DECAPITATED
WIFE WITH A RAZOR AND ES
CAPED TO VACANT HOUSE.
POLICE , REPULSED
,. o ui .
Two Police Officer. Shot by Boehler-
nrim ciri Wa Shot by Mistake
Victim's Little Daughter Toid
Neighbor8 of Crime.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 19. After de
capitating his wife with a razor last
night, Adam Boehler escaped to a
vacant house where a squad ot l,ollce
and citizens this morning attempted
to capture him..
Well supplied with ammunition, he
repulsed the attack, shooting two po
licemen, wounding one of them se
rously. Spalding Parsons, a drug clerk,
was shot by mistake by one of the
The first news of the murder of
Boehler's wife came when her tour-year-old
daughter walked Into a
neighboring house with the an
nouncement, "Papa has killed mamma'
IMis. Boehler recently sued for di
vorce. Boehler finally was shot to deatn
by the officers after he was part'y
overcome with formaldehyde fumes
forced through holes rut in the wails
of the building where he ha-i barri-
Hanraty Loses Aqain.
McAlester. Okla., Dec. 18 The
trial of the case of Pete Hanraty
against B. A. Enloe Jr., Judge R.
C. Allen of Muskogee, presiding,
nan decided todav In the district
court in favor of the defendant.
Pete Hanraty was the first mayor
of McAlester under commission
form of government and recalled at
an election held last April, refused
to give up his office and brought
quo warranto proceedings to try the
iMa to the office, with the above
result. Judge Allen holds the re
call provision of the McAlester char
ter constitutional. The case was
appealed to the supreme court.
Th? famous grandfather's clock,
which "struck twenty-four as he en
tered the door witfi his young, blush
ing bride on his arm,' and "stopped
short, never to go again, when the
old man died,' was a giddy and fool
ish piece of clock work when com
pared with the clock In the dome of
the Curler conntv court house. Sev
eral nights ago this clock began build
ing up a reputation as a striking ma
chine. It has kept valiantly at work
ever since, until last night when it
reached the maximum number of
strokes by tolling forth twenty-three
nt the mysterious hour of midnight
Today, at high noon It repeated the
dose twenty-thre? again. This can
not be an accident. Neither can it
In- a coincidence. It can mean but one
thine- "Twentv-three Skiddoo' for
the unreliable-time piece.
BLACK DAMP CAUSES EXPLOSION
IN GERMAN MINE. SERIOUS IN
JURY TO OTHERS.
.Dortmund. Ktermany. Dec. 18. A
disaster which cost forty-three lives,
besides serious injuring many other
coal miners, was caued by an explos
ion of black damp in the Achenbach
mine, near here, today.
Forty-three bodies have been
brought up and seven men are miss
ing. Four rescuing parties worked uncle;-
dangerous conditions. A call has
been made for all the physicians In
the neighbohood, indicating that the
number of injured is large.
BASEBALL MEN AT DURANT.
Durant, Okla,, Dec. 19. Repre
sentatives of tbe clubs composing
the Texas-Oklahoma league met
hero yesterday in pursuance to a
call of President ohnson.
C. O. Johnson of Durant was re
elected president and R. M. Flnley
of DenTson ws re-elected secretary
for next year. Sherman, Donison,
Donham an-1 Durant were represent
ed here, while Wichita Fa'!3
and Ardmoro were represented by
proxy. Texarltana and Paris, wbieli
towns had clubs In the East Cen
tral leacue last year, are 8eeki:r;
Vrths In the T-0 league for lit 1 I.
-i ... '
! Ie and McKinney will also make
Mention. Committees were ap
I. -'ert which will report back at
i feting to be held In Sherman,
fin , January 12, at which time
the" ult for 1913 will be decided
PARTS OF MACHINE AND CLOTH
ING OF AVIATOR TELLS OF
lxs Angeles, Cal., Dec. 18. Frag
ments of a hydro-aeroplane and clo
thing, which were washed ashore and
promptly identified, proved todav
that Aviator Kearney and his report
er companion, Chester Lawrence, met
disaster soon after they started last
Saturday on their proposed flight ovV
the oeean to Francisco.
The circumstances surrounding
their death probably always will re
riiain a secret of ihe Bea. They may
ha 'i died within a ftiw hours aftei
they viii!.sli"i Sunnily afternoon in
the mists off Point Firmin, or they
may have clung to their fragile craft
all through a stormy night and the
next day. Judging from the position
of the wreckage which gave today
the first definite clew to their fate,
theyMlied a short distance rom shore,
ai.rt in all probability their bodies now
rest in the tanguled morass of the
lelp beds near Ttedondo Bench. The
wreckage of the hydro-aeroplane was
found today at Fisherman's cove, four
miles south of Redondo beach, by
Paul Banzhaf and two companions,
who conducted an independent
Find a Wing Pontoon First.
The wreckage consisted of a five-
fcot wing pontoon, companian piece
o.' the pontoon which was recovered
Sunday, floating five miles off Re
dondo beach, and a fragment of a
wing tip. Nearby the searchers pick
ed up a shirt and vest.
Charles Day, who built Kearny's
aeroplane, identified the pontoon and
the broken wing tip. Glenn Martin,
who undertook Sunday the dangerous
hydro-aeroplane flight in search of
Kearny, declared that the vest wa3
T&rt of tbe clothing Lawrence wore
when he boarded the aeroplane with
Kearny for the ill-starred flight.
Search for Bodle Now.
The shirt and vest were ripped .and
torn, indicating the haste and des
peration with" which their wearer had
cast off impediments for his battle
with the sea. The pontoon was bat
tered and dented, and the condition
of the fragmentary wing tip also gave
evidence of having been battered by
The revenue cutter McCullough
started this afternoon to further
search the seas where the unfortun
ate aviator and his companion ar
believed to have lost their lives.
Big Corporation Dal.
McAlester, Okla., Dec. 18. The mu
nicipal utilities corporation today pur
chased a controlling interest In tn.?
Choctaw Railway and Lighting com-
pany.owner of the city street railway
lines and interurban from here to
Hartshorne. Russell Palme of Mobile
Ala., was elected president, the other
officers remaining unchanged. Vice
President Fischer said this means ad
ditional capital, immediate improve
ment of the property and possible ex
tensions. B. R. Stevens remains as
secretary and general superintendent
ON TIE STAND
FINANCIER AGAIN CALLED UPON
TO TESTIFY BEFORE INVESTI
Morgan Tells Committee He Passes
Upon Entire Board of Directors of
the United States Steel Corpora
tion and Subsidiary Companies.
Washington, D. C.,' Dec. 19. J.
Pierpont Morgan on resuming the
stand before the money trust In
vestigating committee today placed
the approximate deposits of his
banking firm at ?100,000,000.
Asked if he named the entire
board of directors of the I'nited
States Steel Corporation, he admit
ted that he passed on it and that
he approved the prices at which
subsidiary companies went into tho
Morgan estimated the amount of
securities marketed by his firm at
one million dollars a year.
"There could be no money trust.
All of the banks end money in Chris
tendom could not control money. Thq
question of control Is personal as to
money and credits,' declared Morgan
when I'ttermeyer asked him if he did
not feel his vast power. Morgan,
didn't admit vast power and said
did not feel vast iover. "I'd rather
have combination than competition,'
he said.' "I like companion but 'I
like combination better. Control is
important. Without it you cannot do
DIRECTORY FOR 1913.
Contains Nearly Five Thousand Indi
The Ardmore directory for 19K1
ready for distribution by the publish
ers, Polk and company, of Sioux City,
The directory contains 4,5I!1 indi
vidual names and shows a popula
tion of nearly fourteen thousand souls.
In addition to the individual direc
tory the book contains a complete
directory of the county and city offi
cials, the judiciary and the federal and
Ardmore is shown in this volume to
have one Confederate home, two hos
pitals, or sanitariums, four banks with
a gross capital stock of f.311,000; .1;!
public buildings and halls, besides one
Carnegie librarjy, six public school
buidings, two colleges and one paro
chial school building, and the confede
rate home building. Also it is shown
that we have one Commercial club,
one . A. R. Post, one Confederate
Veteran's camp, four newspapers, one
daily, two weekly and one semi-weekly,
(the last named being a negro re
ligious publication), three railways,
one street railway system, four tele
graph and telephone companies, five
theaters, two cemeteries, two asphalt
companies, one paint factory, twenty.
two secret societies one planing mill,
cne broom factory, four lumber deal
ers one cut stone and monumental
works, four wholesale and retail lum
ber establishments, two ice cream
factories, one candy factory, one cigar
factory, one wholesale cigar firm, one
wholesale fruit and nuts house, two
wholesale groceries, one eomprejss.-J
thipteen building1 and paving con
tractors, three plumbing establish
ments, t)wo garages, five wholesale
cotton dealers, three cotton gins, one
cotton seed oil mill, one flour mill,
two grain elevators, two large dress
goods emporiums, nine retail
drug stores six retail dry goods
stores, two general stores, six furni
ture stores, five gents furnishing goods
and ready-to-wear clothing stores,
fifty-five retail greeery stores, four
sheet metal working establishments,
seven hotels, two wholesale meat
houses, thirty-seven Insurance com
panies having agencies here, seven
dentists, eighteen doctors, forty-four
real estate dealers, fifty- five lawyers
and preachers enough to Christianize
the entire community presiding in
the pulpits of sixteen churches.
THREE MEN BLOW SAFE AND tS
CAPE IN AUTOMOBILE WITH
Katy Agent and Crowd at Katy Sta
tion in Tulsa Robbed by Lone Dan
dit at an Early Hour Today Lined
Crowd Along Wall in Station.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 19.
Three men blew the safe in the bank
nt Jones, Oklahoma, this morni.ig
and eseaped in an automobile iwlth
eightetn hundred dollars.
A charge of nilro-giycerine blew
out the bank front and damaged ad
Robber Got Two Hundred.
Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 19. A lone ban
dit, masked in a handkerchief "neil
up a crowd at the Katy station biro
this morning, robbed them and ill!
agent of $2K) and escaped.
New York Girl Weds Count.
New York, Dec. 19. Although it was
a very small affair, the wedding of
Miss Constance Warren, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Oeorge -Henry Warren to
Count Guy de Iaateyrie, of Paris, cel
ebrated at the home of the bride, 924
Fifth avenue, today was a very fash
Tha brldo is one of the best known
young women in New York and New
port society. For several yjars she
has been one of the chief rivals of
Miss Eleanor Sears of Boston, for
the honor of being the best all-round
woman nthlote in society. She Is an
expert at tennis, golf, riding, driving
Bud shooting. Her handling of her
imported racing car has long been
the subject of newspaper comment.
The wedding was to have been a large
affair, but were changed after the
death of the aunt of the bride, Mrs
Robert Coelet, a few weeks ago.
The groom is the eldest son of the
Marquis and Marquise do Lasteyrie
of Paris and is said to be wealthy.
Taft's Going to Paruma.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 19. Presi
dent Taft and the members of his
party will leave here at midnight to
nipht for Key West, Fla., where they
will board tbe Dreadnought Arkansas
next Saturday for Panama. The pres
ident is duo to arrive at Cristobal
about Dec. 21. He will spend only
three days "on the Isthmus, inspecting
the canal work, and will leave about
December 27 for Washington, where
he will be due on December 31.
Mrs. Taft, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Taft,
Charles D. Hilles, secretary to the
president; Major Thomas L. Rhoads,
the military aid, and Lieutenant-Commander
John W. TImmins, naval aid,
will be members of the party.
REBELS AND MEXICAN RURAL
GUARD CLASH AT HUEJUQUILLA
Ouad.'ilajara, Mexico, Dec. 19. One
hundred rebels, forty rural guard and
many townspeople were killed in a
fierce battle at Huejuquilla yester
day. The town was sack:', ty the
rebels who committed many outrages
Washington, D. C, Dec. 19.
The house adjourned today
for the holiday recess until
TAFT PARDONS CAPTAIN.
Captain of Unfortunate Steamboat
General Slocum pardoned.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 111. I'resl
di nt T-aft today pardoned Captain Van
flehack of (lie steamboat General Slo
cum, which sank In 1901, with a 1'ise
of 1,0:H) lives. Van Sehack has been
out on parole for some time.
Chickens and Bugs in Parcel Post.
Washington, Dec. 19. 'Within tho
past week Postmaster General Hitch
cock has been called upon to set
tle ono of the most puzzling ques
tions that have arisen during his
term of office. Certain postmasters
of tho country through a Blnglo rep
resentative have asked him to In
struct them If it will bo necessary
to handle live chickens, geese,
ducks, bugs and other crawling things
when the parcels post law goes in
to effect on January 1.
The law says the packages may
weigh up to eleven pounds and
thero are any numbers of chick
ens, turkeys, etc., that come with
in that limit, even when porperly
packed and crated.
ONE MAN GIVES 100, ANOTHER
FEEDS FOUR FAMILIES CRIP
PLED BOY IS REMEMBERED.
Christmas charity work is better
organized this year than it has ever
been before and more ' work along
this line will be done this Christ
mas than has ever been done be
fore. The churches of the city have
taken tho work In hand and have
become active in seeing that many
homes are supplied with good din
ners and the children with toys.
Probation officer, Mrs. Curtis, gave
to each church the names of about
six families whose wants were look
ed after Thanksgiving, and each
church has retained these names
Tor Christmas giving.
Dr. Cray, pabtor of the Broadway.
Methodist church, called at Mrs.
Curtis' office this morning and
asked for the names of five addi
tional families. His Snndyj school
has divided the work by classes,
each class taking the names of
families and Dr. Cray (ailed to get
One wholesale merchant asked for
the names of four families whom
be desired to supply with all the
necessaries and luxuries for a big
Ono fraternal organization of the
city will purchase an Invalid chair
Tor a littl" crippled boy and will
fit him up with good clothing lie
sides contributing many toys to
Another citizen has given $100 to
the poor. Ho has requested from
Mrs. Curtis through .Chief of Po
lice D. K. Booker that he be fur
nished the names of four destitute
and worthy families whom he will
give $25 each.
Many children of the city have
gathered their outgrown toys and
have left them with Mrs. Curtis for
It has been Mrs. Curtis' business
to acquaint herself with the poor
of the city, she hears all their
complaints and all their troubles
except those few who allow their
pride to stand between them and
relief, and she Is well equipped to
distribute gifts of toys, books, coal,
groceries, cloihing and any person
who feels charitably inclined may
leave such things with her as they
desire to have go to families of de
Knights Templar Elect Office's.
Ardmore Commaudery K. T. elected
the following named officers at their
regular meet'ng Ttiesdav night to
serve for the ensuing year:
Tom Frensley, E. C.
Henry Hunt, Generalissimo.
T. N. Coleman, Master or Palace.
Ceorge Erlc.hson, S. W.
Will Roberts, J. W.
C. R. Gray, Trelate.
. A H. Palmer, Treasurer,
G. H. Bruce, Recorder.
DISSOLUTION OF UNION PACIFIC
AND SOUTHERN PACIFIC TO SU
REM E COURT AGAIN.
MORE SPECIFIC DECREE
Union Pacific Stockholders Ask Court
to Determine What Right They
Hve in Disposal of Southern Pacif
ic Stock Held by Union Pacific.
Washington, D. ('., Dec. 19. The
dissolution of the Union Pacific-Southern
Pacific merger mas again before
tho supreme court today when tha
I'nlon Pacific attorneys and govern
ment attorneys made a request that
tile court determino Immediately what
right the Union Pacific stockholders
should have in the disposal of tho
Southern Pacific stock held by the
I'nlon Pacific in violation of the Sher
man anti-trust law.
A motion for a more specific de
cree in tbe merger dissolution was
made 'by Attorney General Wicker
shain. Chief Justice White stated that th.
court would take it under considera
tion. VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT.
In the district court this morn
ing the court gavo the Jury a per
emptory instruction to tind for tho
defendant in tbe case of Gordon vs.
R. A. Gordon was the democratic
candidate lor township clerk of Gra
ham township at the recent gener
al election and R. C. Cryer was
the socialist candidate."" The face
of the returns showed Cryer's elec
tion. Gordon filed contest proceed
ings alleging numerous irregulari
ties In the election, stating 'among
other things, in his petition that
the Judges and clerks of tho elec
tion were not sworn as required by
law, that one McLean threatened
to break up the election unless the
man he named be appointed to serve
as a clerk In place of the regular
clerk who was not present at the
time when the polls should have
been opened, that the poll were
not opened until eight o'clock and
that many who desired to vote
departed before the opening of the
polls while others made no attempt
to vote through fear and Intimida
tion. Fourteen witnesses were present
at tho trial of the case. After hear
ing the evidence Judge RviAell gavo
the jury a peremptory Instruction
to find for the defendant.
Nothing Stirring in Police Court.
Owing to the absence of the police
judge there wer? no cases tried in
the police court this morning. Sev
eral defendants, together with their
witnesses, were present, ready for
trial, but Judge Sl.elton was detained
ic. the district court so the cases -were
TAFT TO NAME CANAL BUILDER
GOVERNOR OF PANMA ZONE.
UPON HIS RETURN.
Washington, Dec. IS. President
aft has received assurances that
Col. George Goethals, builder of
the Panama Canal, will accept the
post of governor of the Panama
Canal Zone. His nomination will
probably be sent to the senate af
ter the president's return from Fan"
ama. It wa3 said today that Lieut.
Col. W". V. Judson. Engineer Com
missioner for the District of Col
umbia, has been favorably thought
of for a hl&h post In the aoue gov
ernment by the president.