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Times Recorder, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1928, Zanesville, Ohio etc Lexington's Wildcat Oil Well Makes Good Showing Another Perry County Boom Seen by Promoters Always First Always Fair VOL XLIV NO 178 ZANESVILLE OHIO THURSDAY JULY 26 1928 today Friday showers cooler flf Kll SELF M Toads Have Nothing on Turtle Man Who Murdered Two and Wounded Two Makes i No Defense CHANGE OF VENUE DENIED BY THE Hearing Today to Determine Whether Court Shall Im- j pose Death Penalty i CAMBRIDGE O July Earl Valentine late today guilty to first degree murder in with the murder father-in-law Andrew H Anderson j May 11 and threw himself on mercy of the court j Judge Charles S Turnbaugh will j hear testimony tomorrow morning to determine whether he will impose the extreme penalty in the electric chair or send Valentine to prison for life Valentine's guilty plea came after 5 jury had been empanelled and the taking of testimony started W H Osborn brother-in-law of the accused man was relating details of the quadruple shooting which re- in the death of Mr Anderson and Mrs W H Osborn when attorneys halted the trial and asked for the conference The conference lasted about two hours at the conclusion of which Valentine's counsel told Judge baugh that their client wished to change his plea of not guilty and enter a plea of guilty Judge baugh then accepted Valentine's guilty plea and announced that he would start taking testimony at- 10 o'clock tomorrow to determine the degree of guilt Denied Venue Change Yesterday Judge Turnbaugh over- ruled motions of Valentine's counsel Sor a change of venue to another county and for a trial to Valentine's sanity Valentine was accused of first de- gree murder following the quadruple shooting May 11 of his father-in-law Andrew H Anderson his law Mrs W P Osborn his wife FLOWS FREELY m KW FIELD IS Test Well on McGonagle Farm Near New Lexington Promoters I Princess to Wed Englishman OTHER LOCATIONS TO BE MADE THERE SOON I Zanesville Capital Enters i ry County's Latest Oil Excitement Town What is thought to be a good fore- runner cf another oil In Pern county came prominently Into view Wednesday when the wildcat well on the farm less than a from New Lexington was drilled In with an estimated initial production of 50 dally The farm was thronged with hundreds of men women and children and not a few oil and gay promoters who keenly watched the outcome the test activities This was the first oil ex- the industrious little town New Lexington has experienced for about 15 veteran drillers said Well is Shot Pay sand the formation in is found the high grade of vania oil In this region was reached last Friday and the drillers Bell and to be used in reconstruction work on the old frigate Constitution block shipped from Pensacola Fla Had been under sea water for 73 years in a state of preservation A soft section in the center formed the home of the creature Lieut J A Lord naval constructor points to the turtle MURDERED BJM 111 MESSES SHY I Cincinnati Bank Is Robbed Of Mrs Eva Valentine and his in-law W H Osborn Anderson and Mrs W H Osborn died but the others recovered Valentine LAKE CITY Fla July B Messer filling station operator told police today that Waiter Hall and Ed Buck mechanics in his employ had related to him that they the slaying Monday night of I G W Simmons wealthy self was wounded by W H Siring from the floor where he fallen Ohio tourist The Messer filling station and WASHINGTON July Hoover apron clubs will be by Mrs Atherton Dupuy as an unofficial compliment to the can drive for the votes of ing women Mrs Dupuy who served on the publicity staff of the Democratic tional committee in 1924 visited Re- publican headquarters today in con- with her leadership of cratic dry women's Hoover clubs but said that Ehe Is wholly Independent and not officially connected with the Hoover campaign Women put on their aprons for Hoover in the war said Mrs Dupuy today and they will do it again age is located at the tourist camp i where Simmons his granddaughter E L Booth and her husband lived The Booths are being sought in connection with Simmons death His body with the skull crushed was found several miles out of Lake City In a drainage ditch Messer who found ths body said Hall and Buck told him the slaying occurred at about o'clock day night near the filling station i The mechanics saw the automobile used by the anel Simmons pass the station said they reported with the younger man standing en ths running board of the car beating Simmons over the head They also IN BAR SHELVES BONDING OF CINCINNATI O July Two unmasked men armed with re- entered the Westwood Bank Savings company today hung a closed sign on the door and robbed the teller of in currency Walter A Schneider teller was alone in the bank when the men ed from an automobile and walked in Alter locking the front door and Ing ths sign on it the men forced Schneider to unlock the sale One of them struck Schneider in the face knocking him down The police were unable to trace the robbers who fled in an automobile DOPE PEDDLER Ml BOND With the arrest Wednesday noon of a second colored man en a charge of possessing morphine for personal use and distribution here After the bottom of the was rent by the explosives oil and ment gushed up 3.226 feet and ed over the top of the derrick It was a thrilling scene and the spectators some experiencing their first actual sight of shooting a well all seemed very well pleased to know that New Lexington probably would forge ahead in the oil business Veteran oil men not take kindly to the proposition of drilling well on the Richard McGonagle farm as the territory was considered wildcat Despite advice not to attempt the adventure Mr and Truman F Unkle of Zanesville the ued their activities and the well was completed In due time Samples of the oil that gushed from the well were taken by erous promoters yesterday afternoon After the shot the well flowed at the rate ol 15 barrels In 40 minutes Drillers it was good for at least 35 barrels per day the first mate Local Capital Invested Zanesville and New Lexington cap- ital was invested In the enterprise and a second well is to be drilled A concern known as the Marathon Oil Co has been organized and Mr Unkle is secretary and treasurer He has acres under lease 276 which belong to the company The R G Daily ft Co of New Lexington has acquired leases to approximately acres of land in the same and it is said that all choice locations have been leased The well lies In a direct path of broken up a narcotic ring heard Simmons crying for help he said was said to have been driving the automobile at the time When Hall and Buck came back v j i Messer said and told me what on West Main street T police believe the oil fields and according rl current in New S WIFE FATALLY SHOOTS HER HUSBAND Man Shot Down in Cold Blood When He Goes to Owner of House Who Had Made Remarks to Tenant's to Kill His Own Wife and Then Reloads Gun After Writing is Arrested While Hoeing in Garden Near Body of Slain Man One of tho most cold-blooded last dcrs In She talked freely when the of by the authorities Her j description oi the slaying Mrs Statements Mr Barton asked me Wednesday afternoon about the parking of two county was perpetrated in Philo at o'clock Wednesday evening when George W aged 33 a fore- man ol the Foundation Co was shot down by Clarence Barton 01 j Tuesday night and I told him I did of the Barton home lne reason for such a automobiles in front of the residence in the garden where and his daughter were making wife and step- startling question I told him Mrs Edward Wade a friend of our family their home hod called to visit and that while we After shooting the enraged I were talking another machine drove then opened fire toward the house The persons in Mrs Barton but the bullet the other machine evidently had lost missed her and lodged In a barn I their way and soon left I told Mr Deputy Sheriff Carlos of about it and he did not be- Philo who arrested Barton neve me I feared that he might go him hoeing corn In the yarden my husband and try to tell him a than 20 feet from where the body I different story Mr injured of was lying Barton hadim left arm at the plant this after- reloaded the 38 caliber revolver but I noon and Mr Wade drove the no effort to resist arrest home for me I then started Burton lodged in the county toward the plant for my husband Princess Ida Cantacuzene daughter of Prince and Princess zene whose engagement to John Hanbury Williams son of Major General Sir John and Lady Hanbury Williams of England Is announced In dis- patches from Europe Princess Ida made her debut In Washington D C under the patronage of her grandmother Mrs Frederick Dent Grant The princess is of a Russian family jail and Coroner G B Trout Deputy Sheriff Henry began an investigation Four Mrs Barton wife of the man held In the case and Mrs pretty wife of the murdered man are two of the four who the authorities they saw the ing The motive fatal shooting as set forth by Barton's wife and Mrs when questioned by authorities last night was and met him coming home I told him about the remarks Mr Barton made to me After we arrived afc the Barton home my husband went to the garden to talk with Mr Barton I heard my husband say Don't do and then Mr Barton shot him four times He shot Mr Briggs just as my husband was turning away from him Mrs J H Homan the third tlie witness to the shooting is a neighbor of the Bartons and resides nearby that went to the garden to talk She told the authorities that she saw to working and that was not in view when she saw Barton lire four times I saw the gun West Takes Oath As Interior Secretary WASHINGTON July O West of Chicago was sworn in as secretary or the interior today be- fore an assemblage of the department employes headed by former Work The oath was administered by W Bertrand Acker chief clerk WIFE CONFESSES KILLED BUND Immediately after Into office Secretary being Inducted West issued a brief statement In which he declared that he believed In the open door policy In the transaction of public business Dr Work introduced this policy when he was head of the de- GIVEN STANFORD UNIVERSITY Cal July Hoover lican presidential nominee continued WOOSTER O July Charged with first degree murder In connection with the killing of J O Gilbert C A Selton 55 and Mrs Ruth Gilbert of near Warwick the dead man's widow were In the Wayne county Jail tonight Mrs Gilbert In a purported con- to Sheriff Albert Jacot of Wayne county said she killed her husband after Selton had agreed to dispose of the body Mrs Gilbert sobbed out B story to officials of how her husband had forced her and their four children to do all the work on the farm of his refusal to permit the children to attend Sunday school and of how had urged her to get rid of her worthless husband Gilbert was last seen alive day noon His body clothed in over- alls and a bluo shirt was found Mon to Barton relative to some Insulting Briggs go to the garden Barton Is alleged made to Mrs Briggs Shot Three Times An exhaustive Investigation of the tragic shooting was made last night by Coroner Trout and Deputy Sheriff which included the questioning of every person in who had the slightest information to Impart An examination by Dr Trout revealed that was shot three times The first bullet the cne which Is held to have caused the instant death of the slain man entered his body In the center portion of right chest and the ball lodged on the left side near the heart Another bullet en- tered tho right leg midway between the knee and and passed out on the back portion four Inches from where It entered A third bullet en- tered Uie top of the left hip and went out at the right center of the hip The body was taken to the oon mortuary at where Coroner Trout will conduct an autopsy The first person questioned In the murder was Mrs Burton wile 01 the murderer She described the shooting as Clarence her husband had boon to hear encouraging today day beside wrapped in tj HIV iin I Ulny f 1.11 1 rated between this city and Lexington yesterday that town is to from visiting can j burgh Pa Varnie Smith 43 arrested by Ford and Mautz had seen I went over to the cottage see an oil boom that made famous within the past The Buckeye Pipe Line Co has a carrier within close proximity of the was found to have been In possession new discovery of morphine and cocaine valued finding the door open Immediately set out in search of them Smith told police he was not I searched about 2 o clock of the here and the officers where the three had been living and I in the morning then went home WRECKERS FINDLAY O July E today went to bed 1 got up at 4 a m began my Robert Burrell 30 also colored on North Second street at yesterday I y his case against J H 84 and SEATTLE July The de- bate over the question of the of attorneys which war expected -i furnish the verbal pyrotechnics at Cie anniversary convention of the American Bar association at Seattle search again and found the body m waa Dy j the ditch about 1 notified j authorities and the body was brought back to town I then went over the cottage where I found numerous papers bills and a court summons for Simmons along with five or six rolls of undeveloped Kodak films charged with condition 67 Bank u state is expected to and the will recording the the defunct Arcadia Savings company The rest tomorrow then call its 22 witnesses in nn attempt to prove the turned county the sheriff Judge Guy who examined the body said he found had been crushed in from with a blunt tllo head bacl was postponed for at least a year at opening of the inu today Authorities here reluctant Because of the differences ci when was being j in the who drove the death car away ions existing among the 1500 neys Judges and officials to the convention posed rule which forbid the bonding cf i next year Rebels Fire On U S Planes i Practically town in and south Georgia hod been advised I to keen a lookout for them The couple according to evidence here was married March 30 at the woman giving her address O and the man Mirmo Junction O en Mautz Bowers and Smith and Burrell were taken be- fore U S Commissioner F F and with violating the federal narcotic act They pleaded of thc hank forged and were held under bonds I each They probably will be to Columbus today and over to federal authorities Smith gave his residence as town Pa rind is said to have been active In the Pittsburgh Burrell said his home address was Brownsville Pa The arresting cers said Burrell was a drug addict The two arrests were the most ever here on federal charges and the tion was carefully and successfully j planned by the police department mm i mil mum i nun 111 n mm M The Weather Thursday Friday local cooler by Friday disturbance that was central Nova Scotia is advancing slowly over Newfoundland with a trough extending O Nicaragua July 2 squadron of five marine COAL MERGER IX planes was fired upon by rifles and in the hands of thn merger ol dura Border today j ton Three bu u jis The un- lions and two undeveloped leases ho Kentucky all which are iiV the Against Al Smith I NEW BERN N C July Senator M senior from North Carolina nnd long recognised h f he ic in thus state today Pike to John J j ward to nnd another j over Labrador and the Hudson region to low from i Columbia of Mrs the favor with which his candidacy Is regarded along the Pacific const Henry Robinson Pasadena CaL er a member of the Dawes sion on reparations was the first caller at the Hoover home He brought with him n report on thc political situation in southern California which he said he found most en- for Hoover's election Another visitor was w J Donovan assistant to Attorney General gent Harry Chandler publisher of Los Angeles Times came up from south by airplane landing within road near gunny sack Warwick For two days but late worker Identified It in a morgue unidentified drinking and afternoon he went to the stairway and started to talk to Mrs about the parking of automobiles In front of our house lie Mrs Briggs about two automobiles that ed at our house last evening and she told him that Mrs Edward Wade a close friend of the Briggs had called ut the homo to Inquire er the had seen her husband was taken Into custody an Akron Barton asked Mrs about 1 another car that was seen in front of the house Tuesday night and Mrs Briggs said she saw the automobile but did not know who was In it You do so know who it was Mr Barton fired back at her stoutly denied this and said people last after questioning con- Implicating Selton Selton Connection with the killing Inter he gave officials the re hacJ been quarrelling lor some Mrs Gilbert told Sheriff Jacot Saturday afternoon he came home from Akron where he worked and ivo doing chores we I went to the house gun and slipping up be- him fired two shots Then 3 while mile of the Hoover home where he sent Dorothy our was a guest for dinner Mr Chandler has been a supporter of the can nominee since he first for the presidency and visit coming soon after that of tor Hiram W Johnson was regarded as significant of the solidarity of the state for the Republican B L 01 M FOB ter to Canal Fulton to tell Selton of the body flash and saw Mr Barton shoot It but Mr was out ol my she declared Another Fred Davis another reputable zen of told the coroner and deputy sheriff he too saw the Ing I was painting ray house and when I saw go to the garden to talk to Barton J to the roof of the house and watched them Bartou shot four times and 1 heard the fifth discharge Mr and Mrs and their daughter Barbara aged 11 have been residing with the Bartons since April 7 Barton and his son Howard 19 also are employed by the Foundation Co Mrs said Barton and her husband had never quarreled and that this was the first time Barton had talked to her about the parked automobiles Many residents of were high In praise for Mrs who had won herself a wide circle of Mrs Barton who stricken over the shooting and sub- sequent arrest ol her husband freely told the authorities of what she saw and heard of the tragic affair Writes Brief Will After shooting and firing his wife Barton went to ths wrote a note then started for the Homan residence nearby Mrs Homan she hurriedly lelt the scene and that Barton gave her son Kenneth 7 a note Mrs Homan said the note I bequeath to my Hon Howard nil my property Deputy Sheriff Neff secured of the gun alter the shooting and found that it was reloaded and contained five new cartridges Mrs said she was awakened Tuesday by someone shooting night and after he mode wrapping it 1 a gunny sack we I Briggs told nut toward the Akron road and i rent to stay In the machine lost their way and quickly left the front part of the premises Other remarks made by Barton and ho and went to the garden Sees Husband Shoot Mrs Brings then her ai mobile and started down Main for her husband J p bo Mi returned and Mr out to thc garden and started tji 1 k with M r r ion a Ixm t t he Sheriff said Inspection of the ground at the Gilbert home revealed til the place where Mrs NEW YORK July L Owen former U senator from Oklahoma for 18 in a statement Issued revolver from his pocket and Mr we're Kow Clarence don't do ton's car and thut is all 1 heard him say und my husband fired four times Mr fell to the ground and I started toward Mr Barton to tell him what he had dene but he started alter me and you want some of this to and hej killed her husband Blood stains also been round In i Gilbert children are being red for at the sheriff's home here In cot announced ment of the couple would not be pending f o and from 1 iir ICc-ntucky valued his resignation its a member of i from lanes i hero rhe national No completion of the organization Minn by for moving Manitoba the Dakotas a An urea of high over On- region and an- basin over Alberta remains Herbert Hoover for president At tho headquarters of Governor Smith To oi the ElKhorn Coal company i merger includes seven m- CAMP PERRY v K Secretary of War f B Bobbins nnd Major General MM Porry tomorrow Simmons was elected by Democratic convention in Raleigh ir Tune Prior the Democratic national The TO NEGOTIATE NEW TREATY lion which he did nol attend he WASHINGTON July in opposition to lower re ol proposals fcy the nomination of Governor Smith and tion ot a now treaty COLUMBUS A Chirn lull has tary to tho late Senator j to by been receiver for Ml O- wilt prevail of the Mississippi states banco will in the M ihc Ohio valley nd I1 riday afternoon middle Atlantic and c siuics The lower and H eastern Hoover man a per Senator Owen said Mr Hoover in my opinion is best qualified man ever presented any party In America for during my i fr As chairman of the commit tee on banking and Owen managed thc of act and farm the upper house cf Visit At Seashore Y July a revolver out of the window on the floor She said she later learned some clogs had been prowling around the premises nnd that a i of the Barton family had fired the i to scare them away This J theory settled ethers advanced by neighbors yesterday ls survived by the widow and the following b- and one Mrs Eva Lee Phillips the Misses Fannie and Irene Brings of Scottsville Va and my he John of Charleston W Va Ua and Mr when Sheriff W A McFarland detailed to the case The deputy sheriff resides in Philo and started an Im- mediate investigation Coroner Trout at the scene early and made a thorough case of it The Barton residence was thronged with thc curious and automobiles blocked the Main street for a distance last night The lager of Philo completely upset over the shooting nnd a weird and to Mrs he Mr ton said he would have to leave and Mr Brings said he would Juit a-s Mr Brings turning away Irom Bar ton my husband pulled fired at me my arm mid gloom was spread over the In of Miss Mauri Brent Co the honie i a CANTON MAYOR AGAIN VETOES AIRPORT PLAN CANTON O July 25 3100.000 for the of n municipal nir foot Into 10 H tie 3 was help ho hy T China a of college his before a here May if hy the it of j CEDAR POINT greater UK of plea for belter lav of of state the voiced by Myers Y for the nomination In an address in hy city vetoed 1 today hy Mayor C C Curtis It wn the second Mme two or that Mayor Curtis has used his veto o the lower power kill an airport Council has been his stay there a tight lid lamped on polities he plans to Mop off in New Friday for a Ritchie of Maryland the Democratic nominee that he didn't In- tend to his stay at tho seaside political conferences The bullet just uncanny Order Mortem of Prosecuting At- who was In and wa under the care of a i called in or the case by the sheriff I and coroner The assistant 1 tor ordered a poet mortem and the procedure was approved i hy the county commissioners who i must sanction such an The autopsy performed this Thursday morning Coroner h whose pet diversions are T f p 1 p 1 p o and ROif decided today on i U d C i ivc vacation at the seashore A All will qet plenty of 61 b All OWO have an absolute thai ho would spend MOSCOW July at Good Ground on News Agency correspondent aboard sr of Lont Island Icebreaker radioed at p m today thut hearing calls ANOTHER CHANNEL SWIM North Ireland July Thursday i Mercedes materially tue London typist started thc hi ve 7 ON EON O The of 17 in iv ALLIANCE he Lrr in 5 10 a 12 for the Of at Uibana XM Sliver today The two TEMPERATURE Uy Pharmacy Hf 4 p 70 p K Id n of his -ij 80 on died last bullet hy her s 25 a m p m-i which police say father in 3.03 rn fe m i the in the calls from the by Dr c H of this city steamer Monte Cervantes with nr sisk or Phifo who was first chat aboard The had the Barton home put about and was heading for Acting Prosecutor Holliday said the sound trom where thc would insist upon a speedy trial signals are to have come last grand Jury Is subject to call Thc Monte Cervantes a motorship left Hamburg 7 YORK Norway with j a tourist Sound SUPPORT HOOVER ta on the west coast of West less than 100 miles to the STANFORD Cal of Bay Hoover's Krassin was for president of the United States has found favor with many husband reported preparing to undergo Bay to a search I women In New York state and they members of the i may be upon to throw their he missing support to tho Republican nominee W J Donovan assistant to Attorney j General Sargent said today upon KENT Fred MeGrath 21 was arrival a1 tlie Hoover home here with i wm crew and broup nd W A In killed when he made a prediction that Hoover will carry between with a high tension power Jine while the state 13 a resident at Ln it a i i
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