The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1912 Page: 3 of 8
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INDIANS ARE PROTESTING.
Five of Tribe Selected to Appsal to Mr.
Taft Ajainit Settlement of
OKLAHOMA NEWS) OUR STATE CAPITOL LETTER
Guthrie, Okla — Deforest. Antelope.
I Three Fingers, Old Crow and Philip
Cook, members of the wigwam society |
THI IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF j i>f (he cheyenne and Arapaho Indian
u/cck tribes, have hen elected by the society
A Wtt . I vtsjt WaglljBgton aml protest to
I President Taft and congress against i
the pasasge of Congressman M >rgan s
bill to open to settlement 3,000 ai res j
of the Indians' reservation at Canton
ment in Blaine county.
Antelope is a Carlisle graduate and
GREATEST CROP IN ALL HISTORY.
Prepared for Our Busy Readers Who
Want the Whole News in
DECISION ON INDIAN WILLS.
Moline Company Adjuster Says 1912
Yield in Oklahoma Will Be B.g—
Nothing Now Can Prevent a
Oklahoma City. Okla.— "The great-
ast crop of everything Oklahoma ever
has produced," is the way B. I* . Ow-
the .Moline Plow
DOINGS OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE OFFICERS
A Brie! Resume o( What Our "Hired Men" Are Doing, How
They Spend Their Time. Etc.
THE OHIO PRIM
| EARLY RETURNS INDICATE ROOSE.
VELT WILL GET MAJORITY
Judge Ames Rules on Evidence Tend.
ing to Show Undue Influence.
Oklahoma City, Okla—By holding
that evidence may be introduced tend-
ing to show undue influence, the prac-
tices of white men who are alleged
to have turned to advantage the cred-
ulity of Indians may be brought to £
stop as a result of an opinion hand-
ed down by Judge Ames of the su-
ureme court commisison.
The case in point was that of Ralph
Welch, guardian, vs. D. A. Barnett,
et al Under the will of Bunnie Haw-
kins, a full blood Creek Indian, one
of the beneficiaries was an Indian
and two were white men, one of whom
drew up the will. An attempt was
made to show that the three men
ere also the beneficiaries of four oth
«r full bloods whose land they had
previously purchased. The trial judge
ruled out this evidence. Judge Antes
holds, however, that the relations be-
tween the white men and Indians in
eastern Oklahoma have a direct bear-
ing upon the case and that the evi-
dence is admissable.
In his opinion Judge Ames says:
"It is not natural that one white man
should be the beneficiary under the
wills of five Indians. Nor is it natu-
ral that after full flood Indians have
sold to one white man their inher-
ited lands for a mere fraction of their
alue that they should be under such
Heavy obligations to him that they
would voluntarily walk into his "f-
flee and ask him to draw up wills
them creating him sole heir to
secretary of the society. The Indians , ,1Da adjuster lor
are also opposing the intention of the ] 30mpany, who travels over the entire
government to turn over to the older .tate. 3izes up crop prospects for 191-.
Indians their trust funds. Such action j whiie practically nothing can pre-
would soon result, they claim, in the , vent a banner crop throughout Okia-
incompetent old tribesmen losing all homa. Mr. Owens was particularly en-
their money and then be dependent <xi } thuslastic about Tillman county an
the tribe. Forty chiefs and head men the Red River valley where be
of the tribes attended today's couven heen recently
Governor Cruce Demands Reimburse-
ment for Loss by Late Tax
In letetrs to the members of the
Oklahoma delegation In congress, Cov
ernor Cruce has called attention to
the conditions which have been
j brought about by the recent decision
of the supreme court in the matter
j of taxing Indian lands.
I'nder the accepted construction of
"The crops there are the finest I
have ever seen anywhere." he said
will make a fine showing at Seattle ! jg|gg; ago and'Tu^ ay land on the east aide of the state out
within a few weeks, for when the Na- 4veraged 30 inches. It now is about
tional Electric Light association meets | ready to cut and the first cutting will
there for its thirty-fifth annual con
Light Men to Seattle.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Oklahoma
... , bring in a lot of ready money. Wheat j
vention, from June 10 to 14, this sec- ^ ai„iOSt shoulder high and the yield
tlon will he represented by an impos- | w(11 be enorm0u8.
ing list of men who make light of ev- ,.j gaw wheat where I had been in ,
erythlng Included in the Oklahoma > |animry and at that time it looked
membership are the Alva Light and [jrown and very scant. Now it has
Power Co. the Peoples' Ice and Light atooled out until there is the finest
of Collinsville, the El Reno Gas ; 3tanij [ ever have seen. It is heud-
the Enid Electric and jng ()ut nioeiy, i would estimate that
two-thirds of the acreage now is de-
voted to alfalfa, oats and wheat, and
I estimate that most of the alfalfa I
have seen will cut threj tons to the
acre There Is a great deal of corn.
and Electric Co.,
Gas Co., the IlobartLlght and Power
Co., the Muskogee 'Gas and Electric
Co of Oklahoma City, the Poteau
Light and Ice Co., the Sapulpa Elec-
tric Co., the Shawnee Gas and Elec-
tric Co , and the Choctaw Railway and . !QO all(1 lt is knee high in many sec-
Lighting Co. of South McAlester j Uon!i atld looking fine.
Preparations are now being made In ■
than 1,100 cities throughout the
as well as their in
United States for holding the re<
convention of lighting history. The
association has enjoyed a wonderful
growth since the last annual meeting,
and in attendance and results hoped
for the Seattle assembly is expected
all previous gatherings,
senators, eminent f ngln-
the national service,
eering experts in
other men of note are
scheduled to be present.
Treated 60,0C0 Indians.
Guthrie, Okla.—Dr. Daniel W, White,
a representative of the interior de-
paremtnt at Washington, has been
making the rounds of the Indian tribes
in Oklahoma, treating the Indian chil-
dren, in particular, for trachoma. Par-
ticular attention is paid to the full-
bloods. At the present time Dr. White
1s in the Choctaw nation. He visits
*11 the Indian schools and examines
of the students. Dr White
"Everywhere I have been It is the
same. I recently visited In Bryan.
Carter and Kay counties, and along
the Arkansas river valley. All look
good And everywhere farmers have
made the crop with fewer horses and
more economy in all lines than ever
before, showing what this great state
can do when necessary.
"It looks to me like the cotton acre-
age will be one-third less this year
than usual. In the northern border
of the so-ealled cotton section of the
state, it looks to me like the acreage
will be one-half the usual.
"But there is an unusually large
acreage of milo maize and kaffir
corn. Tile farmers are determined
! to have a fed crop, and they are
1 planting heavily to forage. The 1912
yield of these two crops will be enor-
mous I also notice that the farmers
of Oklahoma are planting more gar-
den than ever before and there Is
side of the incorporated towns will be
exempt from taxation until the twen
ty-one years have run and that dis-
astrous results must follow the decis
"The result." he says, "will be that
ill the country districts it. will be prac-
tically impossible, under the present
school laws and under the tax condi
tiotis that will exist, by reason of this
decision, to maintain adeijuate school
"The federal government," writes
the governor, h is imposed upon the
state of Oklahoma the present condi-
tion of affairs by the treaties it has
made and the laws it has enacted, and
ill all fairness the federal govern-
should undertake to right the
has inflicted upon Oklaho-
ma. By these treaties and by acts
of congress, the federal government
has deprived the state of Oklahoma
and the various sub-dlvlsions of the
east side of the state of millions of
dollars of revenue, and It owes it to
the people of Oklahoma and to its
own integrity to reimburse by appro-
priation the state of Oklahoma with
every dollar of revenue that it has
deprived it of through these treaties
HOT WORDS PASS
ON STATE AT SAND HEARING
School Land Commissioners Adjourn
Without Taking Any Action.
Sand and gravel men In eastern Ok-
lahoma refuse to recognize the right
of the state to ownership of the beds
of the Grand and Arkansas rivers.
This fact was established at a bear
ing in which the members of the
state school land commission were
told by the sand and gravel men and
their atotrneys why in the sand men's
opinion, the board made a mistake
in signing a contract with the Build
ens' Sand and Gravel company under
the terms of which the latter com
p&ny was given the exclusive right,
to mine and gravel from the beds of
the two rivers at a price fixed by the
Incidentally, during the hearing
which became heated at times, the
participants indulged in a discussion
of the theory of government, a recent
decision of District Judge Poe of Tul-
sa was opened to debate Charges of i
bad faith and Insincerity were made
two or three times in the course of
When it was all over the state
found Itself still a party to the con- |
tract witti the Builders Sand and
Cravel company, contractors found
themselves in exactly the same posi- i
tlon they were In when the hearing
opened, and a solution of the problem, j
which has ben opened by reason of
the contract, was as remote as over
The sand men saw no reason why !
the sand shouldn't be as free as the |
water which flows In the streams and j
the board saw no reason why the j
school children shouldn't have the hen- j
efit of the money to be derived from
the sale of the sand, of which, it is I
contended, the state is the rightful
END DF CONTEST, SAYS DIXON
President Taft Has Said That the Ohin
Vote Would Be Decisive One—Har
rnon Leading on Democartlc
Dogs Protect Owner's Life.
Chic kasha, Okla —Had it not been
for the faithfulness of two pet dogs,
Luther Marks, foreman oil the H B.
Johnson ranch, near Middleburg, would
have lain In the pasture all night .md
would probably have ben eaten by the
wolves or else have died from expo-
sure Mr Marks had been chasing
wolves most of the day and while out , qulte a trend towards truck gardening
big pasture by himself his horse
department^he'has operated on more | hounds kept after the wolf, but two
The disease is an pet dogs stayed wits the injured man.
later becom- j The horse went home, making the trip
miles slowly on account of his
„s the disease of trachoma is very steped into a hole and fell, dlsloc.it ng
talent among the Indians and dur-1 the animal's shoulder ami throwing
* his seven vears with the interior 1 the rider to the ground. Hie pack or
, a*- • I . I,A «•tivn
than 60,000 cases.
affection of the eyelid
ing dangerous to the eye proper. At j 0f thre
the lones academy, a Choctaw school, dislocated shoulder and arriving ai
he savs there are eighty cases, on; the ranch house at. 8 o clock. in
which' he is ooeratlng. The depart- men knew that an accident uad hap-
ment. is taking great interest in the ( pened and went out to scour the p -
and treatment of the In- ture. Had it not been for the pet dog
is expending much ; ^jr. Marks would probably not have
White staes j been found all night. The dogs bark-
rotocted the injured man from
which are very plentiful
whenever the disease is found by the | in that neighborhood.
immigration officials, the persons are
dians' eyes and
money in tills work. Dr,
many immigrants, coming to this coun-
The output of garden products this
year will be surprisingly large.
"The same thing is true of the fruit
crop and the only trouble now is that
the trees are too heavily laden, hverv-
where I have seen peach orchards
they are simply loaded with the finest
fruit and the crop this ye^r is going
to be enormous.
"Too much can't be said about the
prospects of all kinds this year and I
don't think there Is anything now that
can hurt any of the crops."
Declines to Approve Title.
Title to the fifty-five acres In the
celebrated Howe-Parker tract, adjoin-
ing Oklahoma City, which is a part ot
the proposed land donation to the
state for free capltol purposes, can-
not be approved until a pending suit
Is determined. This statement Is mad
In a letter to Governor Cruce by At-
torney General West. There are var
tous contracts ot record which may,
or may not amount to incumbrances or i
liens upon the land, the atotrn
eral says, depending upon the
of the pending litigation
Is an unredeemd
taxes, he add
ed and pre
turned hack to their native land.
Grand Jury and Oklahoma Officers.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—Judge George
\\ Clark of the district court has stat- j
ed that he would grant the request of
128 taxpayers who have petitioned for
a special grand jury to examine the
state officers. The petition was pre-
sen ted by Eugene GUI. The purpose
sought is stated to be "a most thor-
tax sale for 1010
Title to the tract was
rejected by the abstractors of the state
school land department. The Capitol
Building Company proposes to offer I
the tract to Governor Cruce, with a
large bond indemnifying the state|
against loss in view of the pending lit-
1 gat ion. Several abstracts to other
pieces of land are under examination
> y the department.
Corporation Commission Reversed.
Justice Williams of the state su
Heavy Coal Found Near Kiowa. state officers. The petition was pre- prt,me court, delivered three opinion
Kiowa Okla—Two four-foot veins sented by Eugene GUI. The purpose revers|ng orders of the state corpora
Hughes Has Rich Quick Plan. 'gu immediately above the sought is stated to be "a most thor- • commission, where the commis-
McAlester, Okla.—Tine Hughes, for- with only a few feet of dirt ough and exhaustive examination oi ,ou had exercised jurisdiction over
merly road overseer, has brought suit in(j t.0(,j. between, were struck on T. officers of the state of Oklahoma, interstate commerce. All three were
against Pittsburg county for l,4«i!| oen-9 farm two miles west ot county of Oklahoma and city of Okla- |)roug|lt UI, by the Santa Fe railroad,
hours alleged overtime, for which he i • at a fallow depth, ami the honia City " It is further explained an(, fim,s aggret?ating 11.200 were set
atates in his peiitiou $413.o0 is due ..." ^ t)le black diamond is said that an Investigation is desired ot al- aside The railroad had ben fined $100
him. Hughes states In his I'0}11!"" | tn be very fine. It is believed by the leged misconduct in office. Including ()U two ,.ounts for failure to move ship-
perienced miners who are operat- "embezzlement, perjury, bribery am J m(>nts, and $1,000 for
T„ his petition M1W0^iS^the
that, while employed to guard the '0 "
eounty prisoners working on the coun-
ty road he aws required to work the
prisoners eight hours each day, and
to do this he and the other guards
had to work twelve hours a day.
ing the mine that the two veins will
eventually, at no great depth, run to-
gether, making an eight-foot vein of
high grade coal.
$4,000,000 Alfalfa Crop.
Guthrie. Ok.—Oklahoma farmers
should in the next six weeks, get $4,-
DOO.OOO from the sale of their first
cuttings of alfalfa, was the published
statement of H. M. Cotteral, agricul-
tural commissioner for the Rock Is-
jand lines. He says: "The country
irom the Rocky mountains to the Pa-
cific ks short of hay and it is brlng-
*ns unusually high prices Oklahoma
■farmers will be the first to get any
Sarge quantity to market." Practical-
ly the entire crop will be sold because
of tiie extreme shortage. J. E. Wood-
worth, crop statistician for the govern-
ment, says many farmers are now
selling their alfalfa crop uncut in fhe
sfields for from $12 to $1". per ton and
Uie yield In portions of the state will
be heavy. One farmer has sold Ills
uncut, grass crop on 200 acres for 6,-
under oath false lists of taxable prop-
New Woodward Church.
Woodward, Okla.—The Woodward
Baptist church will erect a $15,000
Treasurer Kirk spread upon the rolls | building just as soon as all details can
132 700 back taxes alleged to he due be arranged. At the service Sunday
from the estate of the lute Enos Nich- | night, which completed a successful
oig Nichols was an eccentric, and three weeks' series of meetings t e
lived like a poor man. After his | question of the new_church was taken
bribery and i nll,ntSi at]ll |i o00 for excessive demur-
nepotism" It also is set forth that an ,age charges In ea< h case, tin) couit.
investigation of alleged willful giving found that the commission wis exer-
Has Walnut Timber for Sale.
Who wants to buy 45,000 feet of
black walnut timber? The state
school land department has it for
sale, and It Is located on thirteen ]
quarter sections in Payne and Paw-
nee counties. The board of school
land commissioners has decided to
offer it for sule and sealed bids will
be advertised for. The department in-
spectors viewed the tracts in question
aid declare that there is In excess of
15,000 feet of black walnut in trees
fourteen inches In diameter and
larger. Regulations will be drawn up
providing that no small trees shall be
cut and that the lessee shall be paid
for any resulting damage to his crops
or improvements, it is probable that,
the lessees will he given a preference
right in the bidding. (
Road Plans to Reach K. C.
| Amended articles ot incorporation
j filed by the Cherry vale, Oklahoma Ai !
Texas Railway Company with the sec.
i etary of state change the name of the |
road to Kanstis, Oklahoma & South-
eastern and provide for an extension
of the line first proposed so that it
wilf connect Caney, Kan , and Kansas
city. Several thousand miles of line
are contemplated beside the original
' main line tom Caney, Kan., through
Oklahoma to El Paso, Tex.
Lower Rates Are Reinstated.
Pleas made by the Oklahoma corpo-
ration commission against suspension
of the lo«ter live stock rates inaugur-
ated through the Southwest last Feb-
ruary, caused the interstate commerce
commission to change its ruling, ac-
cording to advices received from the
Columbus, O . May 22.—With little
more than one-third of the total vote In
the state counted at 1 o'clock this
morning. Colonel Roosevelt's delegates
on the Republican ticket and Governor
Harmon on the Democratic preference
ballot led Ohio's first presidential prof
ereiice primary. The fight on both
tickets was so close, however, that
complete returns may change final re-
Complete returns from slightly less
than 2,000 precincts of 5,192 in the
state showed that Colonel Roosevelt's
delegates had a lead of more than 15,-
- ooo votes (lovernor Harmon's lead over
Woodrow Wilson was considerably less
than that The closeness of this race
with Wilson was indicated by late re-
ports from Cincinnati, Governor Har-
mon's home town, llere the Ohio gov*
i ernor who had been well in the lead
in the early returns was shown to have
! 1,954 voles and Wilson 1,904 In 120 pre-
cincts out of a total of 361
A peculiar situation developed in th«
compilation of the results. This show,
ed that while Colonel Roosevelt had
a lead of 15,000 in the total number ot
votes cast for delegates pledged to
him, the vote by districts would ho
such that he probably would not have
more than 22 of the 42 district oele-
gat.es to the national convention at
Chicago. But while the Democrats
presidential vote was so close, the re-
sult could not be foretold, the indica-
tions were that Governor Harmon
would have at least 22 or 24 of the dele-
antes to the Baltimore convention. The
privilege of naming the six delegates
at large of the state, however, is car-
ried by the winner of the presidential
Complete Republican returns from
1,325 precincts out. of 5.10U in the state
Kive Roosevelt delegates a total of 69,-
054 and Taft delegates 41,435
Worth $350,000, Lived as Poor.
Shawnee, Okla.— Upon the finding
of Tax Ferrett G. W. Cobper, County
Soper, Okla.—The installation ot
tbo new $14,000 waterworks system
Tor Soper has just been completed.
The town now is the smallest in the
itate having a water system owned
Md operated by the municipality
Can't Be Sued Without Consent.
Oklahoma City, Okla.-A mandamus
■ult against Jack Love, chairman of
thu corporation commission, and
Aealnst the state board of affairs
and the state auditor, by the Filtsch
aeirs in the Oklahoma county district
court to collect a rent bill due from
the state since removal of the seat of
government from Guthrie, bass been
dented by thq supreme court It is
Held that the suit was in effect on
action against the state and could not
(lie brought without the state's con
death he was found to possess about
$350,000, largely In stocks and bonds.
Counsel for the administrator of the
Nichols estate Instituted proceedings
to enjoin the treasurer from spread-
ing the taxes on the rolls, but by
agreement, the case will go over until
June 4, when it will be taken up be-
fore Judge Wilson on its merits.
Keeps Wolves at Bay,
Chickasha, Okla.—Surrounded by s
pack of wolves that he had been chas
Ing, Luther Marks, a cowboy employ
ed on the Johnson ranch, near here
was guarded for five hours by his
dog while he lay unconscipus Marks
had been chasing a pack of wolves
when his horse stumbled and threw
uln. Late .n the night the cowboy's
horse, with one leg broken, hobbled
into the ranch corral, and a searching
party was immediately organized.
number of the members do-
nated sums of money towards its erec-
tion. A site has been located in a
very desirable part of the city at a
co«it of $2,500 and this was paid for.
In addition nearly $9,000 was raised
towards the erection of the building.
A committee was appointed to arrange
for plans and bids on the work.
Vaiue to Be Determined.
The question of taxation in Oklaho-
ma was relieved of many of its per-
plexing features when the supreme
court handed down decisions which af-
firm the right of the state board of
equalization to fix the valuations on
properties as returned at their fair
i ash value, ami uphold the constitu-
tionality of the Inheritance tax law
i The power of the state board ot
equalization was defined in an opin-
! ion by Justice Dunn on the appeal
i of Joseph W. Mr Neal of Guthrie, from
I the action of the board raising the
I valuation of the several counties of
1 the state from $784,511,965 to $l,0.->,-
1078,496, as wet out McNeal alleged
I that the board has assessed property
in violation of the constitution and
I contended it was not equalization, but
revaluation and re-assessment. In his
opinion Judge Dunn says, "if a board
is powerless to fix a different valua-
tion up on a property than that
Seigler Is Found Guilty.
Lawton, Okla.—Henry A. Seigler |
was found guilty of the n irder of W.
A. Stanford in the district court and
a penalty of death was assesesd. Seig- |
ler and Stanford were rival claim hold- |
ers, having both handed in their fil- turned't0 it. then it would be without
ing papers to the land office at _tJ18 | power t0 accomplish equalization in
Oklahoma. It is necessary that the
power exist to fix a valuation on the
property as returned at its fair
Ordered to Move Depot.
The Rock Island railroad was order-
ed to move its depot at Ft. Cobb In
ail order issued by the corporation
commission. In spite of the fact that
the city turns in a monthly revenue
of from $25,000 to $40,000 to the rail-
road company, the depot was kept a
halfmile from the business portion of
the town and was located in the
creek bottom where the water stood
whenever there was a heavy rain,
making it. almost impossible to reach.
The citizens of the town bought some
land on a ridge close in and offered
that to the railroad and the commis-
sion ordered the company to move its
depot to the tract donated by
Washington, May 21.—At midnight
Senator Dixon lsued the following
statement from the Roosevelt national
"There is no further room for argu-
ment. On last Thursday at Columbus.
Mr Taft In his speech, said
" The vote in Ohio, my home state,
will be the decisive one, and will set-
tle the question of the nomination.'
"Ohio has spoken. By a majority of
probably 50,000 she has declared tier
preference for Theodore Roosevelt, as
Republican nominee for president
Roosevelt will have 44 of the 48 dele-
gates in Mr. Taft's own state.
"Theodore Roosevelt will he nomi-
nated as the Republican candidate ror
president on the first ballot at Chi-
cago, and will be elected in November
by the biggest majority ever given a
presidential candidate. This Is the
end of the contest.'"
No statement was issued by the Taft
managers tonight. It was stated at t.he
president's headquarters • that more
complete returns would be awaited be-
fore comment would be made Both
headquarters were besieged by mem.
hers of congress and political leaders
! for news of the Ohio fight.
same instant. Seigler claimed self-de-
fense, but the evidence was strong
against him and the death penalty was
given on the first ballot with but oriof
Reuter Case Defendants Bound Over.
Tulsa, Okla., May 22.—"It becomes
my painful duty to bind all of the de-
fendants over to the district court,
announced Judge Stack at 6 o clock
tonight, immediately after the conclu-
sion oi County Atotrney Malloy's argu.
ment. The defendants were Mrs.
I/aura M. Reuter, Guy D. McKenzie,
Grover ("Bud") Bellew and Joe Baker.
It was a dramtaic end to the greatest
of preliminary trials ever held in Ok-
I lahoma. Not a single preliminary
hearing has extended over so much
j time and aroused such intense interest
as this one has. The hearing started
i last Thursday morning and has been
unique in many ways. Women predom-
! inated In the hundreds of spectators
Suggs In Cherokee. j who have attended the session, many
Sidney Suggs, state highway commts- j bringing their meals and their chll-
sloner, accompanied by the chief engi- ,iren.
neer of his department, has just com- Charles T. Reuter was shot and m
pleted an examination of the route : ,1(] about 1 o'clock on the morning ot
through Cherokee county of the pro- j May 5, as he was sleeping in his hom<.
posed east and west highway Other j jt was first announced that a burglar
routes proposed will be gone over i !iaa committed the crime, but in a few
before decision is made as to perma- |10ur8 suspicions arose that all was not
nent one. | as it seemed.
Would Open eft ilocco Land.
Guthrie, Okla—Congressman Mc-
Guire has introduced a bill providing
for the sale of over 5,000 acres of
land. The tract Is the surplus land
of the Chilocco Indian school in Kay
county. Under the bill eight and
tljree-quarter sections are to be sold
and one section Is to be donated to
Kay county for a poor farm Thes«
sections are valued at from $20,00«
to $30,900 each Selling them in quar-
ter-section tracts, 30 families will be
provided with farms.
Stats Officers Honor Members.
Elective state officers and all ap-
pointive heads of departments of state
.have been made honorary members ot
the Oklahoma City Chamber of Com-
| merce by unanimous vote of the board
! of directors of the latter body. This ac-
j tlon marks another significant epoch
in the effort to unite the state officers
with the local Chamber ot Commerce
Cornish Case Jury Called.
Lawton, Okla.—District Judge J
Johnson granted the petition of
peatone citizens for a special grand
jury to investigate charges against
Mrs llattle Cornish, accusing her of
murdering her husband. Elmer Cor-
nish, of being responsible for the death
of her infant child, Mildred, who was
scalded to death three weeks before, | for ,he upbuilding of the state, the
and of setting fire to a former home.
The summons calls for the assembling
of the grand Jury May 28 This case
Is attracting unusual public ooUc*
first move of which was the reception new First Methodist church,
Jury Trial in Church Case.
The supreme coure has directed Dis-
trict Judge R. P. Degraffenreid of Mus-
kogee to grant a jury trial in the con
tempt cases against C. F. WcKee and
other members and employes of the
McKee Construction company. The de-
fendants are charged with violation of
an injunction restraining them from
interfering with the dedication of the
tendered all state officers by t.h*
Chamber of Comemrce last winter.
they built. They alleeg the structure
has not been paid for.
Two Bishops Are Elected.
Minneapolis, Minn.. May 22. —Dr. T.
F. Henderson of Brooklyn and W O
Shepard of Chicago are the new bish-
ops of the Methodist Episcopal confer,
ence elected on the seventh ballot, tne
result of which was announced to-
night Dr. Henderson reecived 6.>2,
and Dr Shepard 532. Necessary to
elect 524 According to the report
the board is out of debt, has made a
small beginning of Its permanent fund
and has sent back $95,000 to the con-
ference for needy cases.
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The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1912, newspaper, May 30, 1912; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc105815/m1/3/: accessed September 26, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.