Ada Evening News (Newspaper) - September 24, 1919, Ada, Oklahoma
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ADA, OKLAHOMA. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1919
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People pushing, crowding tins way By rh* AsKwir.ed aud that; telephone poles and fence® j DHI MKlCiHT, ( kla blooming with youngsters; balconies With
and tire escapes black with humanity; the trumpeting of elephants; the honk of autos; the roar of lions all mingled with the laughter of the good-natured crowd and the music of many hands -Ringling
Brothers and Barnum £ Hailey Combined are in town today.
For weeks there has been herald -e dtbe story of this— to the juveniles at least—all Important event. For weeks Chere has gone
aboard the praises of this, the big
gest of all tented enterprises comprising th* mightiest features o; two great circuses rolled into oue. And now it is here. Its many trains began to arrive at dawn. All through the early morning hundreds upon hundreds of men toiled at the task of erecting the mammoth terns and making ready for the glittering parade. The crowds came from the
north. east. south and west. Some congregated at the show grounds in the hope of catching a glimpse of the great, new menagerie. Hut mostly they drifted into the business section of the city *here to await the coming of the parade. ll had be» n healded as the “biggest, the longest and the best" in the his-the white tops.
. the freckled laced bo} telephone pole that the procession. Five later it had swung into trumpters trumpeting
tory of it w a upon a sighted lites with
bande blaring. The Ringling Brothers who are the managing director.-' of the big super-circus that is here todav have always kept their promises. The parade is indeed the biggest iu history. No such glittering in A brilliant display has ever been made in this city. Miles and miles rn length, it was one unending ar-! ray of light and color. The horses, comprising the cream and pick of the two famous shows, made a won-, derful showing. Many were mourned by men and women in gorgeous costumes. Others passed in teams and in cavalcades and with trappings that must have cost a small fortune to provide. The tableau and , allegorical cars were of a massive- , ness and variety that bespoke the bigness of the pageant. On the top? of these rode strange looking peo pie from every quarter of the globe ; garbed in their native dress. The American girl was much in evidence parading side by side with her sisters from the Orient. There were Clown bands and jesters in plenty and these prov»*d to be the favorites with the juveniles who tagged them all the way from the show grounds and back again.
But ii was the monster elephant brigade that made the greatest impression. In the old days it w*as said that the sire of a circus could alway-* be estimated b> th* number of elephants it carried. If this still holds true—and it seems to then Rinding Brother- and Barnum & Bailey Combined must be something like a dozen or so times bigger than anything else that travels awheel. For certainly no such array of pachyderm* has ever before been seen here. There may have been a few cynical folk among this morning’s crowds who counted the number in line. But the majority were entirely too excited to attempt it. One of the mammoth features pre-i Continued on Page Eight, t
Sept. 24.-— the situation nere entirely quiet since late yesterday atternoon.( Adjutant General Barrett announced early today that the Oklahoma j City guard units sent here upon the request of Mayor Nicodeimis and District Judge Wilcox would probably begin the return trip Oklahoma City early this evening.
It has been impossible to substantiate many of the highly colored reports of Monday night s rioting. ami many Drumright citizens express surprise today upon reading of the disorders.
A handful of alleged I. W. VV.; agitators, more generally characterised in Drumright as the ‘rowdy element" of oil field workers, held a meeting Monday in front of a motion picture show theater and one) of the speakers denounced Mayor; Nicodemus and the city administration. After he had finished speaking som,* one in the crowd fired two shot . Policemen coming to investigate the shooting were disarmed. Mayor Nicodemus, believing that his presence might cause further trouble, because of his stand against the radical element, left town in an automobile. This summarizes the extent of the disturbance according to local authorities to whom the arrival of state troops came as a surprise in fact that the city had day.
Troops .md deputy sheriffs pat ruling the streets today constituted the only visible evidence that there had hee*.i any disturbance in Drumright.
It is the concensus of local opinion that the atrike of nineteen girl operators of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. had little to do with the alleged rioting. In a statement to the pres* Mayor Nicodemus Wild that “bolshevik forces" attempted to start a disturbance, using the telephone strike as a pretext tor so doing.
Drumright was entirely quiet to-
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OHIO, CLAIMS THAT W. Z. FOSTER IS AN I. W. AV. AGITATOR.
THIRD DAY OF STEEL STRUGGLE IS MARKED WITH MUCH RIOTING, BLOODSHED AND VIOLENCE.
By the Associated Press
WASHINGTON, Sept 24.—Charges made in the House of Representatives by Representative Cooper, republican, of Ohio, that Wm. Z. Foster, secretary-treasurer of the steel strikers' organization, repreesnts radical union leadership and has been active in I. W. W. propoganda, will be investigated by the committee during its the steel strike.
Chairman Xenyon announced today that Foster would be summoned before the committee after John J. Fitzpatrick, chairman of the strikers’ committee, has been heard. Fitzpatrick telegraphed today that he would be on hand tomorrow at the opening of the inquiry.
senate labor inquiry ino
By the A^.s©eialed Prw»
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 2 4.— Four men were stabbed, two probably fatally, and two others badly beaten near the entrance <\f the Newberg plant of the American Steel & Wire Co., this morning in the first serious local disturbance of the steel strike. The trouble broke out when a street car stopped near the plant to let off men oound work at the mills.
JUDGE J. F. SHARP
QUITS SUPREME BENCH
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 23.—
Judge J. F. Sharp of the supreme court this morning handed in his resignation to become effective October Gf I. He gave it to Governor Robert-: chicago.
last night j view of the been quiet all
son just before the governor departed for Pauls Valley where he will attend the funeral services of Congressman Joe B. Thompson this afternoon.
Judge Sharp will take up the practice of law*, and has become affiliated with Stewart and Cruce. He has been on the supreme court bench for four years and nine months, and
CHICAGO, Sept. 24.—The third day of the strike in the steel industry found rumors of the importation of strike breakers into the Chicago district, and reports that some of the mills, idle since Monday, contemplated resuming operations by polling the workmen who had remained loyal.
The only disorder in this district since the inception of the strike occurred at Indiana Harbor last night where eight or ten men were badly beaten and were taken to an emergency hospital.
It was reported that an effort would be made today at the plant the Illinois Steel Co., in South to start one of the big
rolling mills with the aid of strike breakers. Two blast furnaces have been going regularly there with eighteen hundred men loyal to the company.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, Sept. 24.— Ohio’s greatest steel center, he Mahoning Valley, with the city of Youngstown as its center, is com-has been in the appellate court for; pietely paralyzed.
more than eight years. Sharp also The steel strike which began last
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EITHER STRIKES OR REVOLUTION-PLUMB
A ttorney General Acts to Stay Tide of Bolshevism
DEPUTY SHERIFF SHOT; MINER GIVES A BONO
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By NfW Service
OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. 24-Governor Robertson yesterday appointed Judge Frank M. Bailey of Chickasha to succeed Justice J. F. Sharpe of the supreme bench, who resigned to enter the practice of law in Oklahoma City. Judge Bailey was the leading opponent of Justice Sharpe iii the democratic primary; of 1914. Ii is said that Judge Sharpe will become associated with the firm oi Stuart & Cruce, taking the place made vacant by the recent death (Of A. C. Cruce.
RIG AIR LINER READY
TO RESUME JOURNEYi
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WASHINGTON, Sept. ^4. The Lawson air liner with its sixteen passing* rs aboard, some of them women, was ready today to fly to Dayton. Ohio, the next stop on its trans continental journey to San Francisco.
23. Warn-to prohibit of railroad workers will lead to revolution, was made today by* Glenn E. Plumb, counsel for the railroad brotherhoods, who appeared before the Interstate Commerce committee of the senate to oppose the provisions of the Cummings bill, returning the railroads to their private owenrs and making a strike of railroad workers a misdemeanor.
“It will either kill the industry or you will create a revolution," Plumb said. “Remove the cause of disorders,” Plumb continued.“Strikes never occur when there is a declining cost of living. This bill fosters evil from w'hich strikes arise, and promotes strikes.! I will create an industrial revolution instead of removing the causes of disorder."
OKLAHOMA CITY. Sept. 2 3.-Befort a gathering of more than IOO cou’it} attorney* and sheriffs in the stet* capitol this morning. Attorney
General .'4. P. Freeling rec
By th* As.tocintnl Pres*
CHARLESTON, W. Va., Sept. 24. - 4>on Chafin. deputy sheriff of Ia>gan county, wrho came here to armill u i ur-y : rest a man w'anted for trial in that commend- . ,
My tho Associated Press
LONDON, Sept. 2 4.—A Bolshevik i wireless message reaching here to-I day from Moscow asserts that red troops, commanded by Gen. Lubkoff. are reputed to have occupied the I city of Tomask, five hundred miles a-i of Omsk.
Monday morning, has resulted in the closing down of every mill in the valley. Forty-four thousand men are idle, and weekly wages aggregating approximately $2,500,000, is unearned and unpaid.
The Youngstown Sheet Metal & Tube Co. and the Trumbull Steel Co. were the last to capitulate. Both companies announced that they had closed late yesterday. Together they employ 20,000 men.
MINERS MAY ROW JOIN THE STEEL STRIKERS
• ti iii*- passage b> the two association- a joint resolution taking a -t. Md against strikes and various form- o‘ lawlessness in this state.
Follow wg Fret Hug s talk, i.i which he touched upon the spirit of unrest prevalent in the country, und urging tha’ the attorneys and sheriffs expend their utmost effort to en rom the law to the letter, he w :• - tendered an ovation by the law
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Before the resolution was taken up. Freeling suggested that various member® of the meeting be heard from, ♦ spieling their individual views on conditions in their partlc-i ii I ar localities.
The meeting adjourned at noon
to reconvene at 1:30 o’clock. at which time it is probable that the resolution will be passed.
taken to a local hospital is said. his condition
county, was shot and seriously injured in the o rices of district No. IT of the United Mine Workers, it is alleged by Vice President Petry of the mine workers organization. Chafin, who was shot just over the) heart, was where, it is critical.
Pet ry was arrested and taken before a justice of the peace where he i-a'e bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars for his appearance before the grand jury.
MCKEOWN IN ADA
DEAD THIS MORNING
Congressman Tom D. McKeown is in Ada today for a short visit with his friends. He came from Washington direct to Pauls Valley where he attended the funeral of Congressman Joe B. Thompson yesterday, and took advantage of the opportunity of coming home for a short visit. H.‘ has jtist had one of his tonsils removed and has rather a sore throat in consequence, but in other respects is enjoying good health. The people of Ada are always delighted to have Judge McKeown home for a visit.
INDIANA HARBOR, Sept. 24. Officials of the Inland Steel Co. sent an ultimatum to the striking I employees today that unless they returned to work in two days the company will shut down the plant I for six months. The company’s furnaces are said to nave cost two mil-; lion dollars each, and the expense ; of putting a fire in one of these Yu maces after it has been drawn is set by company officials at fifty thousand dollars. Labor leaders said that they would ignore the warning.
Mr and Mrs. J. L. Barringer returned home this morning from a two weeks visit in Washington where they were the guests of Congressman Tom D. McKeown and wife and where they attended the grand parade of the First Division. They. also accompanied Governor Robertson and the Oklahoma delegation to Norfolk. Va., w'here the Silver Service was delivered to the battleship Oklahoma.
WAGES PAID TO STEEL WORKERS; CAUSE OF STRIKE AND DEMANDS
NEW YORK Sept
are some im the steel strike
The following porta ct facts In situation:
Approximate number ployes of the United Corporation, 240,000.
Percentage organized ( fleial estimate I IO.
Cause of strike threat, to grant conference.
Number of employes holding stock in company. 70,000.
Wages paid unskilled lowest, $3.50; highest, $6 Skilled help, lowest, $7; est, $70 to $ HO,
Highest priced help, rollers, who run tip to ffco a day and average $30.
Next highest priced help, melton, who average $20 a day. Average wages paid In 1918, $1950. Average wages paid 1916. $1042. Average wages paid 1914, $905 Average wages paid 1912, $7 50.
Demands of Steel W ork* r*
The 12 demands of the steel workers are:
Right of collective bargaining and recognition of union.
Reinstatement of men discharged for union activities.
An eight h^ur day.
One day’s rest in seven.
Abolition of the 24-hour shift.
Increase iii wages sufficient to guarantee American standards of living.
Standard stale wages in all irades and classification of workers.
Double pay for all overtime, holiday, and Sunday work.
Check-off system of collecting union dues and assessments.
Principle of seniority to apply on maintenance, reduction and Increase of working forces.
Abolition of company unions.
Abolition of physical examination of applicants for employment.
CLEVELAND. Sept. 23 Action upoii the demands for a 60 percent increase in wages, reduction of the working day from the eight hours now assigned, to actual labor "at
the face" of the coal mu.u to hours under ground, counting time (ak *n to go from the shaft mouth and return, and other features of the n,inc workers’ program, was put o\er until tomorrow by a roll eall in the convention of the United Mine Workers of America today.
A resolution to extend sympathy and support to the striking steel workers but only by such measures as can “legally" be employed under the union agreements with the oper- j st ors, was adopted, the convention thereby disposing of the proposal introduced Saturday to can strikes in aid of the steel men wherever coal i« mined was being used to tlie | detriment of the steel strikers’ cause The Washington agreement under I which the miners are now working i forbids strikes during the life time of the agreement. The resolution gave as a further reason against indulging In any sympathetic strike at thb time. the fact that the miners’ organization is itself facing the possibility of a national coal strike to enforce its demands, which, lf called, v ould tax the miners’ resources to the utmost.
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An Elephant Special ran from Ma-1 dill on the Frisco line this morn-! ing, arriving here at 10:45, with 350 j oassengers aboard, who were bound for Ada to see the big citrous.
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This morning as the carpenters who are building an addition to the fiei.ro school building in North Ada want to work they found the body of a negro woman lying dead among the brick and rubbish at the rear of r j building. When the negroes wr live iii that part of town were ca ed they identified the woman as Emma James, a young ne-1 gro woman w'ho has lived in Ada for I some months.
The officers were ai once called j and a physician summoned. An examination by Dr. Faust showed that i the woman had been dead eight or i ten hours# There was an abrasion on the right ear from which there ! had escaped some blood, which fact leads those who first saw the wo*
I man to believe that she had been ; murdered. Dr. Faust was of the opin-I ion, however, that the abrasion I might have been the result of a fall.. He found nothing, to indicate foul play.
Some negroes who live near the school building state that at some lime during the night a noise as of some parties quarreling was heard aud this fact added to the suspicion that the woman may have been murdered.
Emma Jones was well known in he police cirri**® of the city, having been before the court numerous times on various charges. It is said that lier relatives live in Atoka.
Willie Bruner and Freddie Goss were arrested by the sheriff today on suspicion of being implicated in the death Wf Emma James. It seems that there has been some trouble between the James woman and the Boss woman for some time because (Continued on Page Five.)
I. W.W. Plot to Overthrow Drumright Government Causes Riot Disorders
Sept. 23. An I. W. W. plot to overthrow the city government of Drumright is the underlying cause of the telephone strike rior that last night resulted in the imprisonment by a mob of Mayor Nicodemus. Chief of Police Ayr and Councilman John Baxter.
This was the statement today of officers at the sheriff’s office who had been watching the situation for
to have sworn to gel revenge, and openly made the statement that the city officers elected would never serve their terms out. ,
The outbreak in connection with the telephone strike, Mr. Burns said* he believed. simply was a we n-ned effort to oust the city official^. The phone strike was used as a pretext, he asserts.
Mr. Burns estimated the number of men actively affiliated with the
weeks expecting trouble to break out agitation at any moment.
Undersheriff H. M. Burns, who is In charge of the sheriffs’ office in the absence of Sheriff Abner Bruce, who is in Salt Lake City, sent af
in Drumright at close to one thousand, and said there is grave danger of a bloody clash tonight.
Gtiwns Fear Ileal Trouble.
Dozens of Drumright citizens to-motor car filled with heavily armed day appealed to the Creek county
officers to Drumright this afternoon authorities at Sapulpa for assistance,
and will have more than a score fearing a more serious demonstration
of special deputies there by to- tonight than last night,
night. He said he feared more troub It* tonight than last night..
Trouble Dnig Brewing.
Mr. Burns said the trouble had been brewing in Drumright since
before the municipal election last April. Hie so-called I. VY. W. element had several candidates in the field on the socialist ticket. These men were defeated by a large majority at the election, practically all of he democratic Candidates being elected.
The I. W. W. leaders are declared
Five of the alleged ringleaders in the move against the Drumright city officials last night were brought io Sapulpa this afternoon by a Shamrock constable named Crabtree, who, with the assistance of one other officer, arrested them this morning. They were brought to Sapulpa in a motor car. They are being held in the Creek county jail under a heavy guard. Sapulpa citizens are indignant over the treatment of the Drumright officials, and a demonstraiorv against the prisoners was feared.