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ELGIN, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 29, 1918
As Told in a
Good awl Noway Itoa
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Cardinal Wm. H. O'Connell, arch
bishop of Boston, after a long audi
ence with the pope, declared he
looked like a new man after his 111
According to official announcement
the emperor of Japan will recover In
from two to three weeks and he will
completely regain his health. He It
suffering with pneumonia.
Don. Mario G. Menocal was Inaug
urated as president of Havana, In suc
cession to President Jose Miguel
Oomez and of Dr. Enrique Jose Varona
was inaugurated as vice president
An urn containing a collection of
gold articles attributed by experts to
be of the period seven and eight cen
turies before the Christian era, was
uncovered recently on an 'estate In
the vicinity of Eberswolde, about 27
miles from Berlin.
' St. Andrews, Scotland, is almost In
a 'state of siege because of threats ut
tered by the militant Buffragettes that
they will destroy the putting green
and thus render play impossible In
the world's amateur golf championship
which la to be competed for next
The execution of John B. Alamla
last week by constitutionalists at Rio
Bravo Is being investigated. It Is
stated that Alamla left a letter .said to
have' an ante mortem , statement that
he did not know why he was executed
and fn which he claimed to be Inno
cent of any wrongdoing. The letter
Is in the hands of Chief Engineer Men
diola, of the company by which Al
amla was employed. Alnmla's rela
tives claim he was condemned before
he was tried.
Albert Freeman, convicted with Ju
lian Hawthorne and others of using
the malls to defraud Investor, was
released on $160,000 bail.
The National Association of Manu
facturers concluded Its Detroit con
vention with a trip to Battle Creek
as guests of C. W. Post, Battle Creek
Pender Bradovltch, an Insane Aus
trian, confined In the southern Idaho
insane asylum, killed his five room
mates by beating them on the head
with a table as they lay asleep.
There are "dangerous tendencies"
In much of the literature dissemin
ated in Sunday schools, according to
a report to the general synod of the
Lutheran church at Atchison, Kan.
The general eldership of the Church
of nod, in session at Harrlsburg, Pa.,
la Investigating charges that M. K.
Smith, of Plndlay, 0., had failed to
satisfactorily account for Invest
ments of the church organization to
the amount of 130,000.
The wrecking of a train between
Newel and Landlsburg, W. Va
caused four deaths and four persons
were hurt. Caught by a landslide
from the mountains, caused by a
cloudburst, the train was thrown 400
feet down the mountainside.
A strike tor shorter hours and bet
ter wages, started by 600 laborer i,
members of the labor union, has tied
up all work In White Plains, N. Y.,
and garden and chore work of private
estates of many millionaires la the
More comprehensive federal laws
on train safety appliances through
the Interstate Commerce Commission
are called for In a resolution pre
sented at the convention of the
Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen at
New York City's 46,000,000 4H per
cent, bond Issue was oversubscribed
by 75 per cent. Four hundred and
ninety-eight bids were received,
These range In amount from 116,000,
00 worth at par to 91,000 worth at
a little more than a feint above par.
Henry M. Flagler, .associate of
Rockefeller and Morgan, died at Palm
Oklahoma text book contracts, hike
Mahomet's coffin, are suspended In
the air, says the Vlnlta Leader.
Reductions in express rates averag
ing about 20 per cent were ordered
by the Wisconsin railroad commission.
Berl berl, a tropical disease, has
affected some fifty Inmates of the
State Lunatic Asylum at Austin, Tex.
Street car service was resumed on
all lines In Cincinnati, a settlement
of the ten days' strike having been
An unusual transaction took place
at South Norwnlk, Conn., when the
city electric works purchased $20,000
of outstanding city bonds. .
8andero Walker, a Macon, Ga.,
banker, who took bichloride of mer
cury by mistake, died ater a week's
suffering. One of his Kidneys was
Seeley Davenport and Jacon Dunn,
mountain wood choppers of Wharton,
N. J., were convicted by a federal
Jury of sending threatening letters to
Woodrow Wilson while he was president-elect.
Successful efforts at the restoration
of the nine memorials on Gettysburg
battlefield, defaced by a vandal on tho
night of March 4 last, ore being made
by Lieut. Col. E. B. Cope, of the Na
tional Park Commission.
Tile criminal chorees of Involun.
tary manslaughter growing out of tho.
Dreaxmg of the dam at Austin, Pn.,
September 30, 1911, which resulted in
a loss of eighty Uvea and practically
ODiiterated Austin, a village of 3,000
persons, will be moved for trial at
Wellsboro, Pa., June 2.
Expressions of good will between
the United States and Japan and
hopes of continued friendly relations
were voiced by speakers at a lunch
eon given by the Japan Society of
New Ydrk, to George W. Guthrie, of
Pittsburgh, the new ambassador to
Mrs. Jerome Harris drowned her
4 months'-old son In a cistern at her
residence In Toledo, Ohio. The wom
an then saturated bedding with gaso
line, locked the doors and set Are to
'the hOUSe. but WAS resetted hv nolirh.
bors. She recently was released from
Theodore Roosevelt will attempt to
show that George A. Newett, publisher
of the "Iron Ore," a weekly paper of
Ishpemlng, was In error when he pub
lished the statement "that Roosevelt
gets drunk and that not Infrequently
and all his intimates know It." The
case Is now on. Newett says he can
Bennett Clark, a son of the speak
er, haa been appointed parliamentary
adviser to his father.
Gaylord M. Saltcenher nf Vnnnrarf
Ohio, took the oath of office as com
missioner of pensions.
Thomas P. Kane, acting controller
of tho currency, has abandoned com
pulsory annual meetings of national
bank examiners at their own expense.
After more than a week of debate
the senate referred to the education
and labor committee Senator Kern's
recommendation for an investigation
of the conditions In the West Vir
ginia coal fields.
Androw Finney waa arrested at Ham
llton, Ont, on a warrant charging per
jury committed at the time C. M.
Litchfield of Pauls Valley, Okla., waa
tried on the charge of having mur
dered Will Collins. He will Be re
turned. Secretary of the Navy Josephus
Daniels traveled eight miles through
the air with Lieutenant John H. Tow
ers, senior officer of the navy avia
Chairman Owen of the senate bank
ing and currency committee said at
the White House that an agreement
practically had been reached as to the
fundamentals of currency reform.
Senators who were looking forward
to a discussion of census taking from
the days of Babylon to the present
were disappointed when the promised
fight over the confirmation of W. J.
Harris ef Georgia aa director of the
census, succeeding 1. Dana Durand,
was submitted to arbitration and an
agreement was made to vote upon It
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The best state convention ever held by the Pythian bodies was the May
meeting this year in Oklahoma City. Universal interest was added to the
occasion by the Installation of Sir Wah temple, Dramatic Order Knights of
Khorascn, with Dr. J. M. Meeley, of Oklahoma City, "as Itojnl Vlzer. The
"Doktes" bear the same relation to the Pythlans that the Shrine bears to
Masonry. Mrs. Marie Ryan, of Enid, Is the now Grand Chief of the Pythian
Sisters, and Dr. R. S. Stllwell, of Bartlesvllle, was elected Oiand Chancellor
of the Knights.
CHARGES AQAIN8T McURINE.
Pope To Prosecute Confessed Forger;
Is Placed In Jail.
William R. McBrlne, former deputy
state auditor uner former State Audi
tor M. E. Trap; and Leo Meyer, and
a confessed forger, was arrested at
the Lee-Hucklna hotel In Oklahoma
City, by Deputy, Sheriff Smith, on a
charge of forgery 'filed, against him
by Assistant County Attorney H. Y.
Thompson. Information was filed In
Justice Donnell's court against him on
three forgery counts, each charging
him with forging a warrant for $1,000.
Ho was arraigned before Justice Don
nelt and his bond fixed at $9,000 for
the three charges. Upon failure to
make bond ho was remanded to the
McBrlne Is out on $6,000 bond for
appearance In Guthrie to answer for
gery charges. The charges filed
against McBrlne by Assistant County
Attorney Thompson are practically
the same aa those on which he Is be
ing tried at Guthrie, but McBrlne
pleads Immunity to the charges at
Guthrie on the grounds that Attorney
General West assured him that it he
would come back from Europe and
make a confession, he would be given
The county attorney's force here
contend that West's promises of Im
munity will not affect the local charge.
McBrlne was arrested here, on tho
strength of five warrants, which It Is
alleged, he forged, four of tho war
rants being for $1,000 each and the
fifth for $246. All of the warrant
were made payable to J. H. Connelf
and drawn on the 1910 appropriation
for the Oklahoma Agricultural and
The argument on his Immunity plea
will be heard In the Guthrie courts
this week. McBrlne contends that
when he took the stand to testify
sgalnst Charlca R. Renfro, charted
with disposing of some of the bogu
warrants he barred the state from
prosecuting him further.
Shawnee. In a setting of eggs 3.
Seward, a farmer living near here,
put a double youked egg. From this
egg came the biggest chick of the lot
but It had four legs. The chick was
In all over respects apparently nor
mal and Is still alive and thriving.
Farmers Reap Benefit
Prague. During the past two weeks
the farmers In this vicinity have been
paid $26,000 for oil leases and the
leases are still being made. Derricks
are beginning to dot the fields in this
section and a great Held Is likely to
be developed. Prague will be In the
center of the Held that Is being devel
oped here, for the leasee are all
around it. New material Is arriving
every day and In teat wells that have
reached the Wheeler sand there la a
food showing for oIL
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ORLANDO BOY WINNER
Myron Randolph Declared Champion
8peller ef Oklahoma Schools
Myron Randolph of "Logan county
by spelling correctly the 476 words
used In the state spelling contest
last week Is champion speller of the
The contest was written, the first of
f-TCNfEF OF TttE FIRE LADDIES
This is C. A. Clark of Wcatherford.
Tall, handsome, with that particular
sort of curly hair I He girls all like, and
an all-around good fellow, C. A, Is the
boss or tho lire laddies ot Weather
ford. He is well known and popular
among the other departments of the
state and at their recent convention
at Oklahoma City he was made their
this kind ever held In tho state, and
was decided through a process of
elimination. First 260 words were
given out. Eleven of the contestants
survived this test and then 200 were
given, and the number was cut to
three. Twenty-five were then given
out. Leona Hipp, the last survivor
egalnst oung Randolph, went down
on "Santa Claua" which he spelled
WOULD ENFORCE POOD LAW
Druglats Want Power Restored to the
State Pharmacy Board
Lawton. Decisive changes In the
Oklahoma otatutes relative to the
regulation of the drug business will
be sought from the Oklahoma legisla
ture, according to a plan outlined In
the closing session of the Oklahoma
Pharmaceutical association. To get
results from their legislative program
a committee of twenty-five druggists
scattered over the state will be named
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OP BIRTHDAY OP LATE
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Damage Suits Aggregating $1,000,000
To Be Piled, Pier Hsd Bssn .
Weakened By Salt
Long Beach Calif. Too weak to
uphold the burden of nearly 10,000
human beings assembled for the fes
tivities of "British Empire Day," the
big double decked municipal pier in
front of the city, auditorium, collapsed.
Hundreds of persona on the top dec .
were plunged down on the Heads ot
other hundreds crowded on the secord
deck. The lower deck then gave way
and all were dropped down a chute ot
shattered woodwork to the tldewaahed
sands 26 feet below.
Thlrty-slx persons, all but 'one wo.
men, were killed by the shivered tim
bers or crushed to death by the falling
bodies ot companions and friends.
Seventy more were seriously injured,
while hysteria and fright caused the
disabling ot scores of others.
The victims were subjects, or form
er subjects of Great Britain, resident
In southern California. The Empire
Day parade, the principal feature ot
the celebration In honor of the late
Queen Victoria's birth anniversary had
Just ended and the participants, with
thousands of other visitors were
crowding up the steps of the pier and
surging toward the auditorium when
the pler.foer sagged. An Instant late
the supports gave' way and the crack
and groan of breaking timbers mingled
with the shlreks and cries ot the vic
tims as all went down Into a mass of
broken wood and writhing human
forms on the sand.
Caused by Locksd Doors.
The causo of the accident was the
over-burdening of the pier. This, ac
cording to an official statement war
due to the delay la unlocking the
doors. Had the doors been unlocked
at the proper time, It was asserted the
crowd would have got Into the audi
torium, Instead ot massing at the
doors where the weight overwhelmed
the pier supports.
The weakness of the pier which
was built eight years ago and nevnr
repaired in that particular portion la
believed to have been due to decay
aaused by the action of salt atmos
phere on wood and its Iron fasteners
and supports. However, It waa de
clared that a much atronger structure
might have been wrecked In the same
olrcumstances, aa the participants in
the big parade marched upon the pier
In step. Military men pointed out
that the rtiythmlc vibration created
by the measured tread of, thousands
of feet caused a tremendous strata
upon the supports which already had
been heavily burdened by the crowd
about the auditorium doors awaiting
Prospective damage suits aggregat
ing probably $1,000,000 or more and
a grand Jury Investigation engage the
attention of city officials as the most
Imminent outcome of the disaster.
City Attorney Long answered reports
of the prospective damage suits with
the statement that In his opinion the
city could not be held responsible for
the deaths and Injuries because no
charge had been made by the city
for the use of the municipal amuse
ment property. Use ot the pier and
auditorium had been given without
cost and the clcbrators, he said, hid
need at their own risk.
Nicaragua Canal Plan Encouraged
Washington. Another great Atlantic-Pacific
waterway, making a ship
route between the eastern and west
ern coasts of the United States 3,00ft
mllea shorter than through the Pan
ama canal wll be built noon by the
United States, Is the opinion of Dr.
Salvador Castradlllo, Nlcaragvan min
ister. Dr. Castradlllo declared that he
believed tho canal treaty would be.
negotiated between the Unlte-1 States
ai.d Nicaragua and that a ev.ul wouid
hi constructed across his country.
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