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Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 13, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma Aurora Mardiyanian in the Most Unusual Picture Ever Shown— Her Story, Her Life—The Auction of Souls--American Thursday-Friday Che a evening Jletos VOLUME XVI. NUMBER 157 ADA. OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1919 THREE CENTS THE COPY Serious Cutting A tTray Occurred on Main Street In Ada This Morning Pennsylvania Censors Beaten In Their Fight to Bar “A uction of Souls 99 MAN AXD TWO WOMEN. ACCUS-KO OF MURDERING HERBERT ii. WOODRUFF* ACQUIT-THD TODAY. By the \wnrint ~i Pre** OLATHE, Kans., Sept. 13— Ernest L. Thomas* Mrs. Blanch Brown ami Mr*. Margaret Love, charged with the murder of Herbert C. Woodruff, were acquitted by a jury bere at noon today. Six ballots were taken during the five and one-half hours’ deliberation by he Jury, first showing seven to five for quittal, it was said. On a lonely, road just outside the limit* of Kansas City, early Sunday morning. July 27. Ernest G. Woodruff, a Kansas City garage owner, "as murdered. The iirst that was known of the death wa* when, perhaps an hour later. Ereust L. Thomas. Wood- fight and it is obtain definite what caused the at the hospital was suffering a Will Dees is in the Faust Hospital with a dangerous knife wound in his left lung, and John Stephens is in the county jail as a result of an affray that occurred on Main Street about three o’clock this morning. There was no eve witness to the rather difficult to information as to trouble. When seen this morning Dees good deal and did not talk very coherently. The gist of his statement was to the general the effect that he had some trouble with ac ~ Stephens who wa drunk, that he exchanged several blows with Stephens and they clinched, and that Stephens “raked him with a knife.” Bud Ellison was working at the* Fred Fox garage and was the first one to reach the scene of the trouble. His first attention was attracted bv the cries of Dees and he started toward the scene of the difficulty. SEPTEMBER 15 LAST DAY FOR LIGHT HEADGEAR, UNLESS-YOU WAST TO TAKE CHANCE. that frayed JOU IS 01 PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Sept. 13.— Declaring that the motion picture, “Ravished Armenia,” bettter known under the title of “Auction of Souls,”: JUKE DOt NOVEMBER ll WILL BE CELEBRATED IN GRAND STYLE IE PRESENT PLANS ARE CARRIED OUT. Get ready to closet straw hat—and trot out the new fall headgear— for the hour that I spells the end of the summer hat ! approaches. _Although some notably Mayor Walton of Oklahoma City—are urg-P ASS ENG ERS, BELIEVING IN THE ing that the end of the straw hat SUPERSTITIONS OE THE SEA, be delayed until October I because KNEW THEY WERK 'of the high cost of new headgear IM MOI ED. ruffs partner, appeared in Rosedale. Stephens ran across the street, but in Kane., and told the police that he and Woodruff, on their way to answer a service call, had gotten lost and were held up by a negro hign-wayman. Woodruff, he declared, had been shot. Alter a search where Woodruff’s later, the police established another theory of the case. In a deserted, uninhabited stretch of country, on a side road, oat of sight of the well travelled country highway from Kansas Ctiy into Johnson county, the police found the body in the midst of evidence from which they concluded mat among the persons who last saw Woodruff alive were one or two women. In the sand about Woodruff’s body were what appeared to be the prints of a woman's shoes. Some distance awa>, spread on the ground, was a blanket, and beside* it a pair of woman’s shoes. The next day. declarin/ that he had told the first story of the crime in order to save the two women, Thomas stated that he and Woodruff had been on an automobile ride with Mrs. Blanche Brown and Mrs. Margaret Love the night of the murder. Stopping at that deserted spot, he said, Woodruff and M s. Brown remained near the automobile while he and Mrs. Love wandered several hundred feet away. Shortly afterward, he declared, he heard a shot. Fearing trouble, he and Mrs. Love started to a nearby farmhouse. he said, but returned to the automobile to find Woodruff (lead. Mr*. Brown, against whom the first charge ot murder was filed, declared that she and Woodruff were assailed by a negro highwayman, who shot Woodruff, made her rob his bod.'. and then attacked her. In their opening statments.raltorneys fo the defense declared it would be proved that a negro was seen in the vicinity an hour after the murder. Relying principally upon circumstantial evidence, Johnson county authorities at first charged Thomas and Mrs. Love as accessories. cr amending the charges to hold the companions of Ans. tirown lur ti at degree murder. Among the testimony introduced at me trial w«u that regarding the print of a woman’* heel, which was found on Woodruff's neck, which medical experts testified was made before his death. The defense contended that the mark was mere the day after his death. the trial the line of in keeping with the the defendants that of Woodruff w ? as a negro, and that the variance in stories told by Thomas.were only for the purpose of protecting the women who had accompanied the tw r o men to the lonely spot the night of the murder. response to Ellison’s command to halt lie came back where Ellison was. The lattter held him up with a 45 and marched him to the county jail. Stephens is said to live in the of the vicinity country somewhere near Francis. Thej body was fouud local officers say that he has caused; them considerable trouble in the* past and that he frequency gets drunk when he comes to town. Mr. Ellison states that Stephens seemed to be drunk this morning, but sobered up very quickly when he looked into the muzzle of a 4 5 gun. THE GREAT STORM IS CI/OSE TO LA. < OAST WASHINGTON. Sept. 13.—The great storm Is now close to the eaat Louisiana coast and apparently making a northwesterly movement but with evidences of recurring, the weather bureau announced this morning. It will cause dangerous easterly gale* over east Louisiana and south Mississippi and strong easterly winds in south Alabama and northwest Florida beginning this afternoon. The winds will shift to southeast and south by Sunday morning. By th** PNM MIAMI. Fla.. Sept. 13.- Many hours before the storm which sunk the We rd Liner Corydon in the Bahamas channel Tuesday, with a loss of twenty-seven lives, a vulture followed the ship and perched on her rigging while the panic stricken crew, believing in the superstition of the sea, were convinced that they were doomed. Such is the story brought here by eight of the crew who wrere fifty-three hours adrift on an upturned boat, battered and abused and without food or water. All day Sunday, as the ship pursued her way in calm seas, the great bird hovered overhead. •Sunday night and Monday morning the Corydon sailed through the hurricane. Monday night every man of the crew was engaged in a desperate battle for life. There was no food as the provision rooms were Hooded Tuesday morning the wireless ap para!us was shot t circuited and no calls could be sent out. When the vessel went under the Americans in the crew Kept their heads and saved the live* of some of the others of the thirty-six. others claim that September 15 is the lust day on which a straw hat ' may be worn with impunity. So if you haven’t provided yourself w'ith something in the new r fall line of hats, you’d better get out 1 that old felt hat and dust it up a bit in preparation for the coming event. Although Mayor Kitchen has refused to isMie an official order proclaiming the event, it is whispered that the policemen are ready to I do their duty—if perchance a straw I hat should be spotted at Main and I Broadway or thereabouts. Despite the nearness of fall sea-| son, men areu’t in any hurry to provide themselves with new fall hats, say merchant*. With a ban ! on straw hats beginning next week, the trade is expected to pick up. But—say dealers-—entirely too I many men are wearing last season’s hats in will recede slightly as the season advance*. But the dealers claim there in no foundation for such a . belief and warn all male citizens to get their hats now and get the most wear out of them. GIVEN AN EIGHTEEN MINUTE OVATION WHEN HE ARREARS ON RLATFORM IN ST. IXIUIS. By the Associated Press ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13.—The outstanding question in the league of nations controversy is whether the United States will do her duty as she sees it or whether she will subject herself to the will of Great Britain and Japan, Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California declared iii an address here last night. The Californian who is trailing President Wilson throughout the middle west presenting arguments iii opposition to the league of nations covenant, was given an eighteen minutes ovation when he appeared on the platform of the Coliseum, the largest auditorium in the city. is a film of educaional character,] Judge Patterson, of Common Pleas of Philadelphia, has handed] a a decision overruling the of the Pennsylvania State of Censors, who condemned the picture and forbade its showing in the State of Pennsylvania. Find Nothing Objectionable in Film. By News’ Special Serv ice TULSA, Sept. 13.—A celebration which will eclipse any of its kind ever before held in Tulsa, including everything that is needed to make a real live, uproarious “jamboree” is scheduled to be held November ll—Armistice day—if the plans of After reviewing th.e picture him- several prominent business men and self, Judge Patterson said: “The bankers are §ucessfully carried out court finds it a fact and a question of law Chat there is nothing in the scenes which make them sacrelig-ious, indecent or immoral, or of such KANSAS CITY, Sept. 13.—Dele-the hopes that present prices gates from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and as far south as Denison, Tesas, will greet Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California, when he addresses a mass meeting tonight at Convention Hall on the league of nations. Demands for tickets have been unprecedented .according to the committee iu charge of arrangements for the meeting, and it is expected that the seating capacity of the large hall will be taxed to its capacity. nature as to tend to debase or corrupt morals. Viewing the picture as a whole, the court finds as a fact that it is educational in character. Ii is not only a vivid portrayal I of the story entitled “Ravished Armenia,” but it is also a picture of ■conditions as they existed in Armenia a few months ago.” Praises Educational Value. Judge Patterson added a brief to his decision, which in part is as fol-* lows: “The picture is capable of implanting in the many millions of thinking and unthinking Americans three convictions which may reasonably determine the public conduct of the American people in-the near future First, that the Armenian people deserve to be rescued, comforted and made free and secure for the future by the use of the full power of the Democratic Western people. Second, that the concert of Europe, which since the Crimean war at “Armistice day in a few years from now will be one of the most important of national holidays,” said Alva J. Niles, president of the Security State Bank yesterday. “So far I have not heard of a city in the country that is planning a celebration for Armistice day this year. So Tulsa may just as well blaze the path. • "While the idea is a new one it is by all means the one logical day for Tulsa to celebrate and celebrate right. There is no need to have a half-hearted celebration. What we should have this year is a celebration that will get all of the people out. Close everything in town but the city jail an* somebody might lose the key to it.” Niles was a major in overseas service. Other prominent Tulsans have taken an active interest in the Armistice day celebration. Just what form the celebration will take has not yet been decided. Several suggested yesterday that the scenes least, has signally failed to protect of last Armistice day he re-enacted, the Christian population of the near Others are in favor of a monster East and to establish justice in that municipal picnic. BUSTER JAILED FOR A BRUTAL OFFENSE IS FOR SALVATION ARNT OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Sept. 13. t Special, t —Tom D. McKeown. Oklahoma congressman, has expressed himself in a letter to L. A. Cooper, state director of the Salva- I III ED IN J. I*. FOURT TODAY ON CHARGE OF ATTEMIT-ING TO ASSASSINATE REALE OFFICER. ITT SCHOOLS READY TO OPEN MONDAY A. ll. part of the world, should now be replaced by a more effective international organization. Third, if this enterprise of restoring Armenia be a crusade, that it is an enterprise undertaking and a good cause with i unselfish enthusiasm. It is a crusade in which the American people should ardently desire to take part.” Throughout defense was statements of the murderer Miss Anna Carroll Simp leav** Tuesda> fee' Nashville where ‘-he will enter her year’s work at Belmont College. She will stop over at Florence, Ala., for a %isit to relatives before going on »o Nashville. Miss Simpson will b* accompanied as far as Tupelo, M ss., by her aunt. Mrs. Anna Byrd,’ who will visit relatives at that point, after which she will go j 'o Orlando, Florida where she will .pend the Hinter. KERMAN OCEAN UNERS TO OE RETAINED BY Iii tty ttw AnH»riated Br*** WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 —Some of the ocean liners siezed from Germany are to be permanently retained by the United St aes as a Part of the army transport service, Chief of Staff General March today told be house military committee. President Wilson has definitely decided upon the allocation of the h tv General sMd. hut has asked to be excused from discussing the plan of disposal which will be . nflounced soon. Willis Buster was found guilty and assessed $24.75 by Mayor Hitch-1 ens this morning. In addition be drew from the mayor one of the* warmest lectures ever heard in the city police court. Buster was charged with assault upon his aged mother, w’ho lives at I Buster’s home. A sordid tale of I cruelty was related by witnesses In the trial of Buster this morn ng. Neighbors told of the mistreatment received by the aged and helpless lather and mother of Buster. Neighboring women have been feeding the aged couple for some time past, truster failing to provide for them. Yesterday afternoon Blister became angered at his mother hereat! se “she wouldn't mind,” as he testified, and gave her a rough shaking and locked her up in a room at his home. The old woman managed to escape through a window and started to town, when Buster caught her, gave her another shaking, and locked her up again. Witnesses also testified that Buster had refused to call a dentist to extract a tooth for his father. In sentencing Buster the mayor said that the Almighty had not given him sufficient language for him to express h.s condemnation of Buster’s offense or his contempt for Term.. I Buster himself. He characterized senior his offense as infamous, and expressed regret that under the law he could not assess a severer penalty for the offense. Being unable to pay his fine Buster was committed to the city jail. ton Army Home service fund campaign, as being heartily in favor of the drive which is to begin on September 29 in Oklahoma. Texas, Lout-] siana and Arkansas. Congressman McKeown declared himself ready to aid in any possible way in the com-! ing drive. His lettetr to State Director Cooper says in part: “The wonderful and splendid work of the Salvation Army and Ka activities during the recent war has caused the people of America to I appreciate more keenly the work of this organization during the pastj years. “The returning soldiers have been profuse in their expressions of deep appreciation of the kind treat-] nient received at the hands of the Salvation Army during those terrible days that tried men’s souIb. “I know the people of my state appreciate the Salvation Army and v. ill contribute liberally to its cause in the present drive.” By Ntws' Bivial Smkt CENTRA HOM A, Okla., Sept. 13 — This little town is the scene of much excitement today, caused by the preliminary trial of five men and one woman for the shooting of Constable Henry Oats of C«ntr«. boma. Gate was shot from ambush on th** Streets of Tupelo on the night of August 28. receiving a gunshot wound in the left shoulder. He was able to appear th court today and ; testify in the case. Only one other witness besides Mr. Oats was intro-I duecd. after which the state rested and a^ked that the cases against the woman and three of the men be dismissed. Those dismissed were Hazel Whitely, Camail and Bob George and Conner O'NeaL Th** case was tried before Justice of the Peace J. A. Carmack. F. J Batiste and Jess** McKinney were hound over for district court, bail in each case being $5000. The state was represented by County Attorney E. N. Holland, Assistant County Attorney Denver Davidson, Robert WI rn bish of Ada and I*. L. Gassaway of Coalgate. The defense was represented by K. S. socialist lawyer from Ma-John Harley from Coal- Tlie city schools of Ada will open Monday. Prof. J. E. Hickman, superintendent, says me schools will open with the largest enrollment in the history of the town. The faculties of all schools met this morning at the high school building, every teacher being present. The teachers this morning were full of enthusiasm and showed a ( spirit of co-operation and helpful-J that the ness seldom displayed. They are all! eer * n S» ready for a good year’s work. Th** high school teachers have been in session for the last two days planning the work and registering students. Already about 180 have enrolled anti more are expected next we«»k. This will be by far the largest enrollment the high school has ever had in Ada. The supply of ttext books for the hi uh school is now adequate. For the grades the supply of books has not yet arrived and the situation is considered rather critical. The school board and teachers are uncertain as to w'hat course will be taken in regard to books. IN WAR ON THE 0. C. I By th# Associated l’ress COBLENZ, (By Mail.)—Hand nudes left over from the war were used efectively by enraged civil- Ken ” era i tans in Zoppot in West Prussia who attacked food stores on the ground shop keepers were profit-According 'to information reaching American army headquarters, a mob, armed with hand grenades, revolvers and other weapons, attacked in numbers the stores which were known to have charged high •prices. In the interior of Germany margarine has been quoted recently at 6 marks per pound, whereas it formerly cost 2.80 marks per pound. This is attributed to the fact that large quantities have recently been bought abroad at higher prices than formerly owing to the low rate of German exchange. The official rate of exchange for August at army Pat Hurley, former colonel and cited several times for bravery in act .on: “A celebration on Novem ber ll in memory of the day that ended the greatest war of history, J would be a very appropriate event. I This day should be a holiday in Tulsa at least if in no other city. I can think of no appropriate program for the occasion at present, but Tulsa must have some manner of demonstration in honor of November ll.” C. F. Hopkins, prominent oil man and former major of engineers. also with extended service overseas, is likewise enthusiastic 1 over the proposed celebration of Armistice day. But Hopkins could make no suggestions as to a pro-gre- g ram except that patriotic citizens who revere November ll, join in a demonstration at some appointed hour, to subside at will. COURT RULES AGAINST MERGER OF SCHOOLS SHAWNEE, Sept. 13.—After five months of daily legal tilts, the famous consolidated school district case was decided here by Judge L. G. Pitman in the superior coifrt. Judge Pitman ruled against the petitioners for consolidation, set the order of Superintendent H. G. Fowler at naught and ordered it stricken from the books and ruled that the three districts w’ere to continue their schools as previously. The petitioners at once gave notice of their appeal to the supreme headquarters is two marks, twenty- court and have made their bond I two phennigg for one franc, thus and are preparing their case. In Min will Hu rut, a dill, and gate. C. GETS HOI TODAY gi'ing the mark a value in American money of a fraction more than six cents. By th# Aswell*Uh! Pres* GLASGOW. Sept. 13. union congress which session here all wreck with the adoption of Th*' trades has been in ended today a resolution i RAILWAY .SHOPMEN WIN IN THEIR DEMANDS By tilt) Ahm«cihu*<1 DETROIT. Mich., Sept. IS railroad administration will servedly accept the proposal of the united brotherhoods of maintenance of way employees and railway shop laborers for a new working schedule. according to a message read to a closed sens'on of the organization’s convention here this morning. This means, according to brotherhood officials, that there will be no strike of the organization’s men. HEARING ON BUDGET SYSTEM SEPTEMBER 22 By th# Aaitoeiiited Presa WASHINGTON. Sept. 13.-—Hearings on a budget system for the government will be begun September 22 by the special house committee which has decided to push the inquiry with a view of making rec Oulu** .idations before March 1st. real firming the right of free speech and protesting against the arrest and deportation of allen trade union officials for alleged connection with Bolshevism The resolutions also ex--TlieI pressed belief in the necessity for mire continuing the control of food prices. An emergency resolution deprecating military rule in Ireland was carried unanimously. Ada Elks Sure Have Janitor to Be Proud of UNITED MINE WORKERS ENDORSE PLUMB PLAN By th** AiutoctHUid Press CLEVELAND, O., Sept. 13.—The Un.ted Mine Workers convention today endorsed the Plumb plan for the nationalization of railroads, pledged the support of the miners’ organizations to secure its passage and invited the railroad brotherhoods to Join with them in a $en-tral alliance in joint action, to be later extended into an economic alliance with labor unions in other b >;ij i.idui.rits. Vh< iouveulion’s a .lo. « ..> a . g- t. un; .a:mc a*. A janitor like t tie one at club Is worth his weight and that's no joke. A certain lady In the city rang up the club the other evening and said: “Please call my husband to the phone ,as I— I —* But she got no further for the janitor interrupted with. “Your husband ain’t here, ma’am.” “Are you sure about that?” asked the lady. “Why, I haven’t even told you my nam** yet, so how do you know that my husband isn’t at th** club?” The janitor answered more blandly than ever: “Nobody’s husband ain’t never at the* club, nia’aui.” By th*; Associated Press NEW YORK, Sept. 13.- Herbert C. Hoover, who has been over-seas since the armistice was signed as interallied relief director, was among the passengers on the liner Aquatinta which arrived here early today He will remain for the dinner to be tendered in his honor Tuesday by the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engine Elks’ neera, and the - * • !, 1 go to bus home in gold, al p a i 0 Alto, Calif. Iii Police Court. Horace White was stood up before his honor the mayor this morning and asked to pay $14.75 into the treasury of the city. He w r as charged with exceeding the speed limit * .and driving his car faster than the rate provided by city ordinance. He paid. Hattie Burrel, a chocolate blonde of the Darktown district, was arraigned before Mayor Kitchens this charge of loitering, contribution to the the meantime, arrangements are being made in the three districts for separate schools this year. The decision was handed down before a large number of school authorities, w T ho looked upon the case as a test case. THE AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT REFUSES HUNGARY’S DEMANDS morning on a $8.75 was her city exchequer. J. M. Davis entered his plea of guilty and paid $8.75 today. He was charged wdth one highly developed case of old fashioned drunk. NO I'M It AND held WILSON TELLS TACOMA WK WANT WORLD FREEDOM By I ne Associated Brew. TACOMA, Wash., Sept. 13.— Reading to a Tacoma audience today a part of his address to congress, asking a declaration of wa? with Germany, President Wilson declared the purpose outlined in that speech was not yet fulfilled and would not be until the treaty was ratified. Pointing out that he has asked in that address for complete freewill o i a i o t i \v n.ul guarantee for liberty everywhere, he said that TO AU* UNIONS UNION MEN! Another meeting is to be Tuesday at 8:00 P. M. at the Moose'was the program wh ch had been Hall. Important business to be at adopted without respect to party tended to. All union men must come. > and which it was now proposed in \. S. Keirsey, Chm 9-13-3i some quarters to auandon. RAILROAD WATER SUPPLIES ARE REING INVESTIGATED OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 13.— Inspection of water supplies used by the railroads passing through the state is now in progress under the supervision of State Health Commissioner Dr. A. R. Lewis. The work Is being done by Solomon Pincus, sanitary engineer of the United States Public Health Service, and J. W. Evans, sanitary engineer of the Oklahoma state health department. The w ? ater supplies at Vile, Cleveland, Guthrie, Tonkawa, and Stillwater are directly under Investigation, and other cities will be visited. When through with their work the sanitary engineers will make report to Dr. Lewis. By th# Associated Press PARIS, Sept. 13.—The Austrian government has refused to accede to Hungary’s demands for the extradition of Bela Run. dicta-tor at Budapest during the communist regime, and*is asking for proofs of the accusations of murder and theft made against him according to Vienna newspapers. JONES ON RECEPTION COMMITTEE FOR WILSON W. B. Jones has received notification of his appointment as a member of the reception committee to meet President Wilson when he arrives in Oklahoma City, September 26. This committee will have charge of the entertainment given the president while he is in the capital I Mis appointment is quite a compliment to Mr. Jonc^ and will afford him the opportunity of meeting and be ng with the president—a distinction that very few Oklahomans will receive.
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