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POPULAR HOME PAPER A J 11 ' THE LEADER yOLUME XXXIV. GUTHRIE. OKLAHOMA, Til URSD A V EVENING, JANUARY fk 1910 LAST EDITION 6 O'CLOCK. NUMBER 34 STOHMKING STILL GRIPS S0UTHWES1 WITH LOWEST TEMPER ATURE RECORDED IN TWELVE YEARS RAILROAD SCHEDULES STILL DEMORALIZED GlB-i-wiL a... tifhila ttiArfonra nf Natural fine flllHC OIIUIIQ&G Ul naiUIUI UaOjiii IS Thousands (By Associated Press.) Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 6 Eighteen degrees below zero was recorded uni formly In Kansas today, the lowest temperature in this part of the South west in twelve years. The intense cold wave covered Missouri and reach eil into Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tex as. Railroad schedules are still domor slh.ed and B shortage of natural gas Is causing suffering to thousands. At Topeka the mercury ai the Govern ment weather station registered rl below at eight o'clock this morning, while at the same time a standard Oove.ument thermometer at the sur face, seventy-five feet lower, record ed eighteen below. Ottawa was six teen below; Leavenworth ten below; Trenton, Missouri, sixteen below, Kansas City, official, four below; St. Joseph, unofficial, thirteen below; Ardmore, Oklahoma, sixteen above; Oklahoma City, fourteen above; Guth rie, twenty-five above. Cattle In Danger of Freezing tBy Aeaoclatea Press.) Sallna, Kan., Jan. (i. -Fifteen de grees below was registered here this morning. In many sections of Sa lina county farmers remained up all Might keeping their catle moving to prevent the animals from freezing. Ice Gorge At St. Louis (By Asoclatt-d Pr ss.) St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 6 An ice gorge which was ten miles below St. Louis yesterday, was Increased during tbe iiight by floes until it reached the lo cal harbor todsj add for the first time In four years the river here is frozen from bank to bank. The tem perature Is three above. HEAD! DOCKET FOR T At Coming Term Will Pass Upon Ten Murder Cases, In cluding 3 Death Sentences Ten murder cases. Including three death sentences, will be heard on app-'al at the January term of the criminal cou.i of appeals which be gins the i oth Instant. TWettt) miscellaneous appeals will also be tried on appeal. The list cf murder cases include Jo. mi Hopkins, given the death penal ty In Comanche county for murdering i..s wife witn carbolic acid: Dan Scribner, under sentence oi Heath for assassinating City Marshal eke Put nam at Allen. Pontotoc county; Ah Hunter, liven the deaiii penalty for kt ling sheiff tia risen ot Oklahoma City in Ula'"e county. 8. F. San ders. Steidics county; Will Nelson. Pushmataha; 8. 8. Forge. Ottawa; Jess Humphrey, Seminole; Jean Hav- 111, MUCurtain, and two old Indian territory cases, are the others listed; under tWheadlng of murder, The hearing on appeal of the two Hughes county capital punishment cases John H'.ack, who was given Hie death penalty at Holdenville for: killing J. P. Stephens, and P. T. ' Thomson, given ihe death penalty, there also fo. killing City Marshal Farrow or Okemah, wlli the Match term of the CharVs T. come up a hii?h court. MAY ROT Fill THE VACAttGY . I president of the association; Miss' Dr. Cay or Oklahoma City, J. Lather! it is tinted .that the corporation tjtagnton, seeretarj ol the Oklahoma commission is contemplating doing Federation of Labor, and Mrs. N M without the office of marshal to that Carter of Qutbi Ie. The petitl fHuirt at present and that a successor! w,.,.,, nPl) j proper form in the Dt to the late c. v. Meek will nee he 0( ,,,, governor and o number named for awhile at least. On account ,, lm a! club women, of the Meek family being left in District lodge J. n. A. Robertson poor circumstances the commission q Chandler, Who is an advocate- of may employ the oldest daughter. Who fag OmaS siifTiage' cause, will arrive had asalated her lather In his duties, n (juth Ie this afternoon to look to help other employes of the com- aft?r the legal phase in connection mission do the work of the marshal, win the Sling of tlie petition and This will give Mrs. Meek and her six will represent the suffragists In cas" children some means of support. a protest is Hied. OOOO 0000 ooooooooo! o o 0 WEATHER FORECAST O 0 0 0 (Associated Press) C O O 0 Ne x Crleans. .Ian. G Tonight O and continued cold; Friday O; i w lair 0 fair with rising temperature. 01 o o! OQOOOOOIOIDOIIK0 111 BONES" JACKS IIP SELF Tlio Capital is not only behind as a news purveyor, but is live days old as a reviewer. On Monday The Leader gave the election of Frank Wolfe as chairman of the county board. The Capital printed the "news" this morning with this inter esting "juckup" stab at Itself: "Read The Leader more closely. You miss many things. Why was not the elecion of Frank Wolfe its chair man of the county board reported? Ought to see each day special fea tures of board meetings." W KJ iSS mm Mayor Fnrquhnrson late last even- P"k iKHIIPi '"' a - -:- ' i: the city hall auditorium next Mom day night to confer with Santa Pe Of. ST,rrrSW2 Demand Depot Platform. Citizens of Hollister. Tillman coun ty, filed a petition with Ihe Corpora tion commission today for an order requiring the Wichita Falls and Northwestern road to build a depot platform Bl thai place for the con venience Of the traveling public. Will Investigate Complaints The state labor commissioner left last night tor Muskogee where he will investigate complaints against the O. K, Employment bureau at that place which is charged with being of a "wild cat" variety. The con cern is charged with importing labor era into the state through misrepre senting conditions and charging large and excessive fees for securing po sitions for applicants. P F County and City Officials War to Stamp Out a Growing Pest in ! After two days of united effort the county an, i city officers at an early ! hour this morning were successful i.i tunning down one of the worst gangs of thieves that have operated j In Guthrie for some lime. The parties I are: "Jinks" McOiil, owner of a restaur tint on South Second street; Charley French, alias "Brownskin'' an alleged professional crook; Willie Quest, a ; well known police court character, , who though young in yeat.-t, has al I ready served time in the penitent tary ; Joe Martin, a negro residing on South I Fourth street; John McGrue who re sided on South Fourth street until re cently was employed on street paving , work. i All five of the neg.-oos under at test are charged by the officers with grand larceny on several counts and with being implicated In stealing Hi'' seventeen sacks of sugar from Ihe J. j H. Fairfield storage house Monday night, taking between $7') and 100 worth of canned goods and Other provisions from the Williamson-Hal ; ell-Cite-ior wholesale bouse covering ti period of soy -1 months, and the stealing of $"" worth of paint from the Arkansas Lumber company sev- i oral days ago. Most of the stolen plunder wis found at the homo of McOiil, on Weal Continued on l'ae Five Woman Suffragists File Petition Demanding Same Rights as Mere Men iii mini ALL tUUAL The Oklahoma Woman Suffragist ! to case the legislature convenes, as association at 10 o'clock this morning j n norte-d, during , hat week It will pos liled with the aecretftry of state aislble swell the attendance t l..",o: petition containing ."'8.300 signatures' or more. Already 100 applicants have askiuir for submission to the ve 'crs at the next general election the prop osition of cutting out the word "male" In th" Oklahoma constitu tion. The committee filing the peti tion Wesre Mrs. Diggers of Marlow,; SPECULATE Oil PROBABLE LEGISLATION GOSSIP RIPE AS TO MAT. TERSTO COME BEFORE SPECIAL SESSION INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS WILL PRESS PET HDBBIES Gov, Haskell, However, Is Keep- H Ow Counsel as to to Sub- jects to Be Embraced In Call Responding to an Inquiry made by governor Haskell, sixry-niiie members Of the two houses of the legislature have answered as to their views 01 a special session, but nine of them nol favoring lite call. It has been known that the work of the codifying commission will soon anive at ft stage where nothing further can b accomplished Without the granting ol legislative authority, and for thai reason the general opinion that a ses sion would be called has prevailed Governor Haskell addressed his In quiry to members of the legislative body to determine What the majority oi ihe members would desire. Wild slo.ies as to what will hi ipeci led in the call tor the special ( ssion have been given Circulation bul none of them emanates from higher authority than an active imag ination, save those which' have come nom members of ihe legislature. At an informal caucus held in this clt by prominent members of the two h-.eses, it was agreed that the sue cial session -hould take up such M tjOB as will complete the codification of the Oklahoma laws Ask congress to grant the Chilloov Indian reservation to the state ffll he purpose of using the (wilding at ,,n asylum to take the place of the one at Ft. Supply, which is off tin railway lines ami has suffered heavy damages by reason of Inadequate flrt minor amendments to strengthen the state guaranty ban! deposit law Remote the probability Of doubt at- to handling of the school 1 mil depart ment affairs Establish either a salaiy and fee system for all county officials, else i straight salary or straight fee sys cm and dispense with the old l-rrl torlal system or fees (if II exists)- A range for payment of taxes at i wo different periods, thai coincide'! with the modern system of light bui dens of state An effoit will also be made by cet tain legislators to secure a change in the sehoed laws of the slate. Oovemo.- Haskell, however, hut never revealed to anyone his Ideas PilVe US to Ihe ge-lie-lll lieeel Of get li.ng the codifying work completed as early as possible, and upon I his (pies ilon all parties are agreed. The proposed changes In the state guaranty bank deposit law, so wide!) I used in partisan dispatches, are real ly trivial and add clauses strengthen Ing the power of the slate to handle those affairs. Representative Smith, of Mam best er, who contributed to the defeat ol he bill which war to allow deposits of the state n guaranteed b.tnks with eiiii iiomi. Las nail uns mimer in mum for n year or more and it Is under s ood ! is ieb-as as to the- inodifiea liens v, ill In the main be ae-reptable Ui the majorlly. MANY MASONS Will MTEI Preparations are now almost com pleie for the eomlo'l mid-winte. Scottish Rite reunion fo be held In tils city on January 18, It) ami 20 when the largest gathering of Masons that ever attended one of these re unions Is expected to attend. Special entertainment programs will be giv en eacb evening for the benefit of the visitinz Masons and their Wives ! enrolled for the degree work ami Sec rotary Deer antic! of 125. which will in the history of leates an enrollnien be the largest e-lass the consistory. Inc-eases Capital Stock. The Soul i Oklahoma company. Which is the industrial portion of the Oklahoma City Morris PnefiWng riant company, filed ameunded articles of incorporation eih the secretary of state today Incieasing the capital stock rrom $660,000 to $1,.W ooo Governor Usue3 Requisition. Upon the rwjue-si of County Attor ney K. K. Re-a den of Oklahoma county, Governor Haskell this morn ing issued a requisition upon Gover nor Campbell of Texar for the re turn to Oklahoma county of C, W. Fowler, r;antei! on a rape charge1. IT ALL THIS OtUI? Frightful Jockeying on Viaduct; Matter-What Does Mayor Mt-an? Although the mayor and council by I unanimous vote, a month ago. gnve the city attorney apeetflc instructions to rile complaint in behalf of the- city before the corporation commission te force the Santa Fe railroad to bear it proportionate cost with the city! Ir. building the Nob!.- avenue viaduct. j (across the Santa Pe ami Denver, ; fluid and oulf tracks and the Cotton-1 WOod river on January , iiuo, if 1 1 liiroad company had nol by that lime- submitted a definite proportion to the city ou the matter), no action ittis been taken by tne city attorney.i who states that tne mayor has In articled him to hold up the natter oi the time being. The mayor has been swallow ing be Santa Fe's nice sloth's about what he teiael intends to elei every since- lie has been In office and although be hud exported several irnos that the1 'reel ion of the viaduct was assureel the city and railroad company are iven wider apari on ibo matter thaui when tli' 35,000 bond issue Voted In the fall of UNi? w;e voted (OT the eity s share ol the erection ol tlie via duct. The present ad mill Is nation prom lUPfl faithfully that the matter would ' 1 1 settled before the paving on 'No ble avenue was completed which in- lin ed the property owners on Noble twenue to petition the council to pave Noble avenue by making j one' of the esi driveways in the state and did not object to w'hn the cost, might be. Mayor Parquharaon now wants W urthei delay the tnatter by culling i mass meeting of ihe citizens to onfe't- with the railroad officials in view of perfecting a compromise, The corporation commission has jiven the city officials who have plac ed the matter before them assurance hai if tin olty would maka a pfopei ihowinii that the railroad COuW be- forced let erect the iaduct. ' bave promised a apeed lie'aiing rhey ail'1 relief at once. Mayor FuniuharsonV latest unflll id pledge to the people on the via duct proposition is that be promised to call ihe mass meeting to confer with the railroad officials at the eaVlv st date possible, This ststemenl was made two weeks ago. Toe holiday leriod has passed apel yet a etili for the meeting was only Issued last veiling. Why this delay Mr. Mayor'.' Under a commission form oi gov rnment this matter wonhl be se-ulcd v It hit) a few days. While the taxpayernoi' the' city are .aiting patiently for tne viaduct fi ie erected the taxpayer are paying . per cent interest on the- S5tMM ie,nd issue to hc liolelers of I In I 'lid IIC "COT" IS STILL THERE lity Council Doing Nothing and Railroad Company Resting Easy January 1, 1910 has e cm- and gone uid ihe Rook laland Railroad com iany lias neither eoinniene'ed active (nisi ruction work to extend Its line lorth through the city on Vine street Dd build on to Perrj nor legun wink in filling up tbe Vine' site'i't nil" be Ween Oklahoma and HatfeUJOfl ave-nie-s and 10 forfell lis right id-way hroiigh ihe- city from Okliihemia ave ite- north, as provided In the' con raid entered lute) by the city anil aiiroad about, a ye ar agO, What is the pre-sent council going io do about. It? The presem conn II erevttsi e storm sewer in the lltcfa ami the Rock Islaiul road was to pav 8,fO0 or tiu cost of the same This has not yet been done, i Itlaens restrained themsedws from taking the- iniiiter mtei the con iin.l .uw'lurlmr the. "c.it" u iinlilte- finis iii.H.r lue f then Koiitiotl hat something would be done em the matter by January 1st. Just such things as this and dila tcry action on the viueluct proposition is giving the commission fern of gov ernment Its higge'fi boost and the nore such men as Councilman Morrl ou and the- ring Republicans kick eguinat the COmmlBHleOn plan I be larger majority they h;c piling up ?ainst themselves TO Fill Th." board of regents for the state norm school last, evening elected M. K. Oasklll of the Knld public school)! as teacher of athletics In the -'out h west em Normal school at Weaiherford to fill a vacancy. Tb- hoard eecbe-el not ti e-b-e t aaslsiant teacher in matliematiea the i '-'ir al Siaic Normal M hool Slmond to nucceed Prof, A an In at C. Thatcher, deceased, at the present time. Scott Glenn of Shawnee, the newly appoinieel member of the board was sworn In w-stcrday afternoon. lllllfa-t I 1 U lie i 1 1 U 1 ! l (Hy Attx:iuJ-d Press 1 Wag The Wrong Place New Yo k, Jan. ;. There wa3 n The Leader was In error Tuesday sensational cotion market again to- afternoon In tts statement that the al ... .. . u w eged jo nt n ded Monday night was .lay. Right after be opening "Wl3&5 McDanie! tallo, shop. The , . a . . a , t. : i . . . . K'lHI ne niteen-live. emii) i iiuie seve n eiwe-r. It rallied late-r. I FEEEING IT CITIZENS AROUSED OVER ASSAULT COMMITTED BY BOOTLEGGER PROTEST IS VOICED TO GOVERNOR HASKELL Superintendent of State Schoi for Deaf Is Badly Disfigured special ro iMity ueader. Sulphur, Okla., Jan, t; - Though suf- fenng from a chewed neii.e', i bitten i w and i blackened eforeheadi I he re nit of a cowardly assault made- up oil him on ihe' street late Tuesday at letnoon by lle'ii Rodea, alias, Jo J:' a bootlegger, prof, a. a. Stewart, su perintendeni of the Oklahoma achool tor the dent ami president ol ihe Sul phur law and order leaguei appeared in polics e on e i this morning to give- testimony against his assailant. By proxy Jo-Jo entered a plea of i ullty and was fined $l',ri. Upon In quiry It was learned that prof Slew art's aaaallani was mtaelni frphi the city, the county officers having. It 1 was chargi'd, made' no effort lei re arreal him upon a warrant iworn onl 6y Prof. Siewmt after (he olty mar shal had turned him loose on a te n dollar cUh bond. Tin polic court was then turned into h. mass meeting by the asaemWesd pRlaena. After ipeechea denouncing i he cowardly aasaUlt upon Prof. Stew art, denouncing the olty marshal for turning hit; aaaallani loose, denonnc Ing tlie county officers for not prompt ly ar.estliig "Jei-.lo" denouncing the' mayor for not closing the bootlegging establiahmenti and denouncing ids IrlCl Judge) McMillan or not remOV ing from office the indicted county ami city tifficerfl, a reward was rals ed for tlte arrest of "JO-.lo". Moni'V was ral'ted also to be used In prose cuting bootleggers who, it is believed!, boosted "Jo. In" into making the- as -unit. A committee was appointed to wall Upon Mayor f, K Kmanued and ele ma&d thai It' (lei line duly ill e'leuill- Ing out tlu' bootlegKlng element. A seconei commtttae was appointed to notify Governor Haskell thai boot legging and gcnouil lawlessness cun not be Stooped In Sulphur, until the prose nt IndlOted count v and city ol iii eis are removed from office, ami ( io insist upon their Immediate suh-i pension. Tlie' resolutions rend as follows: i Strong Rcsolutlonr, "To Hon Charles N. Haskell, gov ernor: Whereas Bopt, Stewart, of the school for dear, was altaeked on i'ur stieets this BftetraOOO, by n beiot ledger, and whereas, the bootlegger I lament of our community are in coming bolder we- be lie ve' this con-1 liilnn In brought ahouf by failure Of I the orricers to do their duty, snel in some Instancea bv their sympathy, j lad co-operation, with tin- boot leggera, and all the police force of Ihe eity : are under Indtrtmenl and accnaattons! I and ire pe-rmil Ie-,) bv District Jeidge McMillan Io COOtil ill OfflCI "Therefore we appe-al to vou to have another bulge- to try tlMMM cases above referred to, and thai you give us Immediate assistance, ami IT ID I your pfiwer have the present police force anapended, to end t hat the eltf niay appoint officers that will d their duty and rid the city of lawteM , liess." GQTTQN GINNED ID JANUARY I The Oklahoma state board or agri culture tlnds that 4H;.8Hi square liales and I",. In:, round bales were ginni'd r eitn the Oklahoma crop of cotton of lieu up to uml InClnding the close of liiisliu-ss mi December :n In arriving at the-se tlgiire-s. tin' board has u celved reports from 27H uins, and ha: added to thla iiutnher the reports of :vt ginte toade aeior to this elate-, and also llu, re-ports ..f IW gins which are marked closed Cownting round as half bales, there have- been ginned to the flr st ,of January, 1910, 460,101 bales. The board has revised Its list of gins io date-, which shows a giamt total of JM gins reaortlagl during entire season. he Till talking rates. (Hy Aianoi-lale-d Tress.) St. Louis. Mo., Jan. 6 Argument In the Oklahoma rate- cases before Fe'ilerai Judge- It'iok continued todaj They an- expected to finish tonight. idaced laired was un-ler a lesiamaiit on the opiioslu- coiner. ooooooooooooooooo o o O TODAY'S MARKETS. O o o O Chicago. Ills., Jan. R May O 0 wheat closed at $1.14 l-"?: July O 'O at $1.0:5 :! 4 May corn closed at O 0 M ::-xo- July at fig :, 8c. O o o 'O Kansas City Gr.iin. O i O Kansas City, Jfo., Jan t .--May O jO wheat closed at $l.OJI 1-2; July O O at 97 ii-Xc. Mav r.iru ckwed at O O 07 Mc; Julv at r.T 1 Se O O O O Kansas City Livestock O 0 Kansas City Mo.. Jan, O thousand cnttle WON ive'edved, O O marke t Strong,, The top of the Oj 0 bog market was reached when O O toppers brought $x.t;;, per cwt, O- O Only see'ii Iheetisand were re'- O 0 calved. 0 n O OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD Wl The Corporation commission has dismissed the citations issued against twedw Oklahoma telephone' cumpa niaa for violation of firder tfo, isii which re'ipiired the companies to file valuation repot ts m their exohangoa by June- I, last, lhe companies having compiled wltfc the order recently, '''he delendanti were the beget1 ami ehlckaahn Telephone company of 'Aims, Chickasaw Telephohet comapny if 4rdmore, ()iianabMaiu;iini com pfOy Of Alius, Marshall Telephone company of Marshall. Purceli-Lexlng- ioii company of Lexlagion, Hltickburn Telephone company of Blackburn, QermanAraerican Telephone compa ny of Orlando, New State Telephone company of Roosevelt, No Ihwe'slern Telephone company of Shattuek, mil-hies-Heei itocit Telephone company of Hillings, T TIE SPECIftL SESSION Today iweiitv tiiree telegrams we ie ii'ie'lved, all favoring a session. The' rnajorlt) of nii'inbers suggest ihai the I'xtra sesslein be- held nol longer than two weeks. The ntaln subject io ceiine before Hie session Is taxii t ion. PROTEST DISMISSED AGAINST BALLOT TITEE Friends of Move to Amend Constitution Anxious for an Election What is known as the "rsllroad amendment" to Article' ix r the con atitUtloBi was pur In ahape for an election by dismissal of the suli broughl by the Oklahoma federated Oommercuil e Inhs against Atloriiei Oenoral West, involving the balloi title, ami announcement was made that tlie organisation would accept the headltnea prepared iv the attor ney general. The federation claims that the title Is a misrepresentation eif the- legislation propoisi'd. but rath oi than anconntet further delay in an otetotlon it would be aooepted ami oaplnined to iim iroter afterward. The ballot title' leu in as prepare, I In he til tome'' general la as followa: "State Qmstiou No. --. Propoalng an amendnieni to Article of tbe cun dilution. I'eirpose of measure Is to inpercede ieotlon Noa. a. h, h, it, '!', 81, and portions of Sect Ion IK eif irtlcle of the stnte constitution: .uiopting ceuisi Itntlottal provisions au thorizing any transmission or trans initiation company niKanl.i'il out ot but having lines in tins state, upon conditions namtdi to extendi build inline" ey additional improvesmeats, exercise' righi e.i- einiiniii domain, i(ili;'.t:Ildate with or dl-p- to of any of its rights to any like- ootinesetlng cor poratlon en- one with it running pa I in an entire business; and exempt ing Ceiiit ir.iieel eiti 1'iixe- Kive Austere Wickersham Says That Glavis is Sulfering From Megalomania (Hy Aswocia'.'-d Press.) Washington. D. C . Jan. 6. tenia It. Olavis, rormerlv chief of the Held division of the general land office Wag suffering from megalomania, and Mir, not Imbued with a de'p seuise; of pttlriolic duly in makiiiK charges against Secretary of Interior Hallln ger and others in connection with coal land claims in Alaua. according in Attorney Uemral Wickersham, whose report of Sc-.-.-r. L r 11 on tin controversy was sent io congress, to day by the President, WlckerHhtun severely arraigned Hlavls. FOUNDER Of D. A. I IS iny Associated Press) New York, Jau. M s. Flora Ad.. ins Deirllng. (ottnder of the- Daugh :ers of the lieveduHon and United States Daaghtera of 1S1?. dle, of an tipeeplectlc streike' here todai , aged 70. MORE GOAL WAS MINED LAST YEAR OUTPUT EXCEEDS 1908 BUT BELOW 1907, THE REPORT SHOWS WAS ABOUT NORMAL Oil Activity Causes Slump in Missouri, Kansas, Indiana and Iowa Special to Daily Leader. W ishln ton, Jan. 6 - Although the output of anthracite' and bituminous nl In the United States In 1309 amounted to approximately 450.000, h(M) short tons, u was less by several thousand tons than the- output of 1!07, according to n repeirt made by the o'eilogical survey. There was, however, more coal mined last year than In 1908. The year t!)i7 was the banner year or the coal imliiBtry of the United Uisi year Pennsylvania alone mln- i 79,000.000 short tons of anthracite coal and :i6 1,000,000 short tons of bl i nniliioiis coal. According to the report, tha mining in Vllssourt, Kansas, Illinois, ndtana and Iowa baa declined, owing 0 the use ot oil, gas and coke and the holdover portion of the business 1 1808, which was caused by the general business expression. In .peaking of Illinois, the report states: There are several t canons for the orlage of the output in this state, Inn the principal one Is the shortage i f labor mid the operating of too many mines for the demand. The shortage of labor during the ve'ir lu, i ti din- til the fact, that i In' number o? mines exceeds tbe re Mulrements of the trnde. This means o course, that with tiiote- mines than are required to supply the market, and with each mine- trying to secure Its quota ed' labor, mure labor Is em ployed in the mines than should bo I'icessary to produce the quantity of e on 1 required by Hie- markets. Shoriage of ears ami water lias al ii aided lu curtailing the output. In Arkansas, (iklahoma and Texan the output was about the same an In 1908. Shortage of water interfered eiliewhal with the milling In Arkan hSH mi j Oklflheimii, aceerdiug to 'he ro- port. Mil FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OE SHERIFFS Will Discuss a Plan at Guthrie for the Uniform Collec tion of Fees i i 1 - y LeatpH ChlckaHhu, Okla., Jan. S. The herlffy or Oklahoma may hit upon a I'f.n for i lie uniform collection of fesesa .tat -Nil' aid the legislature, should : be called in -pedal stssioii, lu ur i v Ing ai a just basis respecting tbe ifflce of sheriff. Sheriff M. B. Low-tie-u oi Grady county has issued a all for a special meeting of the Okr i oiiia Slie i-iffs' aaaoelatlon, of which a i. president, to be held In Guthrie, anuar 10. Eve y sheriff in the late Is urge'd to attend. the Ollt il circular letter which Sheriff i has sent out says that ow ing to the de cision ol the state ex- ulnar and inspector that teeis col I by a majority ot tbe sheriffs i f the state tor enforceme.it of the pi '.libitlon law bave been illegally llected and roust be returnesd to ie counties, it has been deemed ad Isable by the officers of the sher i'Ts' association to call a meeting of It r organlzatlmi that they may agree u on senile uniform plan ot charging In ordr that the records o the .-.lieiiffH may ba uniform. it is claimed by many sheriffs that ivin'ii on- m e-xaminer audits their I . he holds these fee8 are llleg charged, 'hllo anotlurr examiner folk w wh win hold that the t s are legal and may be collected. TI'L ha.-e caiii-i'd much troublp and In convenience to sheriffs. There ate several laws In the terri torial statute which were put to force over the slate- by th.- Conatitu linn, umler which uheriffs may col and some of them appar eiitlv authorise a sheriff to draw the? fee in exet&sa ef his salsrv. County attorneys are at variance on tbe mat w ll as county Judges, who ,1 iih ii in a large measure wlih It-es. ANOTHER HIGH HOG MARK. Kansas City. Mo.. Jan. Hoga rold at M.66 here today, the highest