The Hennessey Clipper (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 7, 1912 Page: 3 of 8
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EXIT "SUNNY JIM" SHERMAN
OO MANY OFFICE8
IN STATE DECLARES CRUCE
FROM OKLAHOMA I Sweeping Reductions All Along Line
Advocated by the Governor.—True
Passes Away at I lis I Ioiuc in I. tica, New \ ork, Aftei
a Lingering Illness lhat 1 he Public
Knew Little About.
THE IMPORTANT HAPPENINGS OF
OUR STIIE CUPIIOL LEl'TtR
Prepared for Our Busy Readers Who
Want the Whole News in
-DOINGS OF THE OKLAHOMA STATE OFFICERS-
A Briei Resume of What Our "Hired Men" Are Doing, How
Tliev Spend Their Time, Etc.
I scene. In addition to Mrs. Sherman,
Utica, New York. After a Ions there were in the death chamber their
Illness, Vice President James Schv'ol- three sons, Sherrill, Richard I. and
craft Sherman died at his home 1° this (Thomas M. Sherman, and their respec-
city October 30th, of uraemic poison
caused by Bright'# disease.
He had been sinking since early
morning and it was realized that death
was a question of only a few hours.
There was slight relief shortly after
7 o'clock caused by an apparent im-
provement in the kidneys, but it did
not prove real or lasting, and at best
gave only temporary hope. At
o'clock the patient's temperature rose
to 106. From that time his condition
rapidly passed from bad to worse un-
til the end. Mr. Sherman was uflcon-
scions when the end came and had
been in that condition for several
All the members of the immediate
family were witnesses to the final
tive wives; It. M. and Sanford Sher-
man, brothers of Mr. Sherman, and \
Mrs. L. It. Moore and Mrs. H J. Cook- !
inghain, sisters of Mr. Sherman.
Soon after Mr. Sherman's death. Dr. !
Fayette H. Peck, the attending physi- |
cian. issued the following statement:
"The vice president died at 9:42 p.
without regaining consciousness
Lawton, Okla There are just
twice too many offices in this state,
nearly twi<e as many institutions of
higher learning as Oklahoma i«all>
needs and the people are paying
000 every year for the maintenance
of penal institutions when they .should,
not spend one cent for that purpose,
said Governor Cruce to the people of
Lawton the other night lie would
abolish all township offices, consoli-
date all county clerkships into one
office with register of deeds thrown
Okla. The legal in; consolidate sheriff and treasurer
the ownership of or assessor and treasurer; abolish all ^
Turkey island near Tulsa, in which ! superior courts and redisirict the state j |,o|Ip(,tlon Qf lnlllera|B j„ the historj
the stale of Oklahoma is claiming j so that but twenty district jui | ^ state to represent Oklahoma in
title, has been Appealed to the su- i would be noeded where there are now , ^ mint.ral building of the Manama
TURKEY ISLAND CASE
UP TO SUPREME COURT.
State Appeals When Action Against
Indian and Other Claimants
Fails to Hold.
SHOULD PLAN OKLAHOMA'S
PANAMA EXHIBITS NOW
State Geological Survey to Make Min-
eral Display for Exposition—Show
Rest of World Our Vast Re-
The plans are already being formu-
( lated to get up the biggest and best
T. A ASKS FOR
which lost thirty-one. j Kxportion at San Francisco in lin-
He "dieT in the presence of his wife, in the district court of Pawnee county. "Hut 1 would not istop <' ' ( ls ,he announeenienl made by !> W.
her brother and sister, his two broth- The action was brought by the slate said. There are a 1 1- • oh,.ni. dire, tor of the Oklahoma geo-
Irs and his three sons and their wives, against Utrry Nolegs. an Indian, and olfi^that | u« survey M ohern .tales that
He had been entirely unconscious since
7 o'clock when he had a period of par-
tial consciousness, lasting for about
fifteen minutes, lie died in a uraemic
coma, as a result of Brlght's Disease,
heart disease and arterlo-sclerosis."
jmtS S. SHERMAN .
very valuable in oil and gas deposits, er.
The state contended that the island is. "I'll not mention any more." he saio,
located in the bed of the Arkansas "for T see my friend. Charles Ham- ,
river, a navigable stream. In fact, but monds, getting nervous and I don t
can only be used by commercial boats want to embarrass him here at home,
during high water and for the further Two hundred and seventy five thou-
reason that the hind in controversy sand dollars is spent every year on
is not an island but a part of the penal Institutions. $565,000 on eleemogy-
south bank of the stretm. The court, nary. $756,000 on schools of higher
therefore held title to he vested in the learning. $960,000 for stato govern-
riparian owners, \V. H Edmlnsten ment. The elimination of some state
and 11. A. Thomas, and their assignees.; offices would « ut that for stato go\
the Producers' Oil Company and tile eminent. The *565,ouo for eleemosy-
Millikin Oil Company. Nolegs is held nary institutions is a fixed chaise, we
to have no title. must care for the insane, the deaf and
The state in taking its appeal coil- the blind. But there is no sense in
tends that the court erred in holding , paying for keeping our c onvicts in
tho property not to be an island and idleness when they might as well he
that tile Arkansas Is not navigable, at work making those institutions self-
The case is one of the most important ; supporting.
tried in the courts recently and the | "The objection is raised, saw t u
record covers 1,250 pages of legal cap governor, "that convicts would be
paper. | brought into competition with free la
; hor. They were in competition with
Typhoid at State Schools- free ]a|)0i- before they were convicted.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—A shakeup :a nut there are many
those who visited the slate lair Ibis
year were astonished at the collection
of minerals on display there and that
90 per epiit of the people of the stale
did not know Oklahoma was so vastly
rich in minerals and had such a vai-
led collection of valuable products 1"
Director Ohern believes that if It Is
necessary to educate Oklnhomaus
themselves to complete knowledge ol
the vast mineral wealth of their state,
It is vastly more important to educate
people outside ot Oklahoma. While no
legislative action has as > el been tak-
en to have the state adequately rep
resented at the fair, he is arranging
to havo the mineral materials for the
exhibit assembled slowly while the
other fitjld work is being carried on,
by which plan the exhibit can be got
together without cost to the state.
Already some ores have been obtain-
ed that will let the visitors at San
Francisco know that this state is
Demand Legislation Which Will Stamp
Out Vice in State—Russell Is Hon-
ored—Retiring President Is
Given Vote of Thanks.
Resolutions asking the legislature
to enact more stringent laws against
gambling afld to make the penalty
for selling liquor to conform to that
imposed by the federal statute vera
adopted b> the Indian Territory di-
vision of the Anti-llorsethief Associa-
tion which has just closed a two dajs
session at Sapulpa
The campaign conducted by Camp-
bell Russell, former president ol the
association for the initiation of the
hill rot- "recall" of the present state
board of agriculture was commended
These officers were elecctd: Stato
Senator F T Sorrells of Milton, pres-
ident; W. Henge, Tahlequah, vice
president . W II. Harrison, Checotah,
secretary-t rea surer; Oscar Stegab.
Wagoner, member of the executUo
committee. Delegates to the national
convention In Iowa: Campbell Russell,
Warner H. Daniels. Tahlequah; W. U
Aldrldge, Vamoosa; C. H. Horn,
Welch; A. (' Cobb, Wagoner D. F.
Scott, Hannah; Sam Cole, Blaine; J.
Martin, Celestine; W. Benge,
Tahlequah, and J
i the management of the State Training
I School for Boys, located near Pauls
j Valley, is threatened by Miss Kate
i Barnard, state commissioner of chari-
; ties, who sent Dr. R. C. Malloy, in-
! spector for the department, to investi-
they would not compete with free la-
bor and could still pay their own main-
tenance." lie mentioned the manu-
facturer of twine, there is no such
factory in the state and its manufac-
ture at home would save thousands ol
srprlses where among the metal producer^ On.
the milling companies at Miami has
gate conditions at the institution. In I dollars to farmers. Of the $751;,000
a report to the state hoard of educn-1 for higher education the governor said
ion which governs the training school, j he would cut that used in maintaining
three of the state normals, both pre
paratory schools and live of the dis-
triet schools of agriculture; this in
spite of the fact that he was speaking
in a town where one of the schools
is located. The Panhandle school, he
said, should he maintained One of tho
chief causes for high taxes he deelar-
Miss Barnard charges lhat the in-
stitution and surroundings are breed-
ing places for typhoid and that an
analysis of the water used by the
schools shows the presence of typhoid
bacilli in large numbers. .Miss Barn-
hard says there has been a typhoid
epidemic and that there are two cases
tentatively promised some superb lead
and zinc specimens. A company man-
ufacturing gypsum has offered some
blocks of gypsum that' no slate can
surpass. Director Ohern and C. W
Shannon, who had charge of the ex-
hibit at the stale lair, have consulted
many mineral producers of tho state
and have been offered hearty co-oper
atlon in asseiilljUns a great exhibit.
The survey is very sanguine of hav-
ing an exhibit that no other state can
Ex-Convicts to Be Aided.
A farm where paroled and discharg-
OJJIUCIIH" miu '■ i i v i«>> i...- - ■ -
of the disease at the school now and I ed is that people of Oklahoma have at- convicts may regain their pun
announces she will make a demand
for the retirement of K. B. Nelson,
superintendent of the institution. The
state board of education re-elected
Nelson last spring and regards him as
jthers whose names be-
Assessor Has New Duties.
Oklahoma City, Okla.—In an opinion
to the state examiner and inspector,
the attorney general holds that, it is
the duty of the county assessor to
transfer delinquent taxes for all pre-
vious years to the tax rolls of the cur-
rent year. Under the old law this
1 was the duty of the county clerks.
That the state examiner and In-
spector is not authorized to pass war-
Tho twenty-seventh vice president of ers. Joseph \\ Bailey, later a senatoi ,
the |'lifted States and the onlv ..n« re- Ilreckenridge, Ilryan, Bourke Cockran.
nominated was James Schoolcraft; Crisp, Dalzell, Dingley, Dolliver, Heii-
Sherman. But, in nearly a quarter of 'lersoli, Payne. Paynter, Raynor, Head
a century of public life, "Jim" Slier- Wadsworth. "Fighting Joe
man, he was to his intimates, and prob- and a score oi
ably half the nation referred to him , came household words in discussion
as "Sunny Jim," a sobriquet earned by of the tariff and other national poli-
u never failing, all-year-round tinny tics were his fellows. The senate held
disposition ,uch men as Aldrich, Allison, Cock- rants which bear a rubber stump sig-
Sherman belonged to the school ol pell, Daniel. Five. Gorman, Hoar, Hill, nature of the state treasurer is an-
Republicanism nowadays popularly Teller, Vest and Wolcom. All were other opinion of the attorney .general,
called "regular,' and he fought his po- not Republicans, but all were "Jim' u js held that the treasurer himself
lltical battles without compromise or Sherman's friends, and in such an en- should sign all warrants presented to
flinching The events he helped to vironinent he worked to a high place him for registration or he should
shape are so cmparatively re< nt that i in the councils and finally was nun- authorize some one to sign them ror
history' cannot assign him to his prop- tiered one of the ' B'g Five" in tho him. in an opinion to Thurman
er place until it also records the work house. j Hurst, assistant county attorney of
of his contemporaries. Cannon, Dalzell, Payne, Sherman and pawnee, the attorney general holds
To the house of representatives of Tawney were the great quintette ilur- ty,at registration Is not necessary in
the fiftieth congress lie came in the ing the comparatively recent years In or,ier to vote in a school district
winter of 1887, just passed his thirty which congress was Republican. Bach election for purposes of increasing the
second birthday, with the energy and of them invariably wore a red carna- BChool levy.
optimism of youth, college bred from tion for a boutonniere, and when Slier-
the halls of Hamilton, which has given man went to preside overthe^nate Government 0ffer, Reward,
to public life many more statesmen and occupy tile io\eted mat 1)1. loom
and public figures, none without some in the other wing of the capitol, he Bartlesville, Okla. Word was re-
mark of distinction. took the custom with him, and reived here trom the office of the
He had been elected mayor of Utica flower always appeared at every ses- , I nited States Marshal at I opeka,
two years before. Uko many others sion of the upper house. Kan., that a reward of $500 each is of-
who came to lead in the naional legls- Any review of Sherman's life would fered for the capture of I-re.I Helming
lature he brought with him an educa- not be complete without a re'erence and Tom Lamm, alleged slayers of It.
tion in law Ho was well born and well to his work In the house. Briefly there I, Bowman, a federal enforcement of-
Slier-: is recorded no time when he moved fleer. In the same letter it was an-
tempted to make public improvements
"But if you mean business in this
talk for economy." lie said, "for good
ness sake quit talking aboue some-
thing away off yonder and begin at
home. Kither quit boosting your own
local expenses or keep still.7 For the
ause of better government ill Okla-
homa the governor recommended that
more stringent laws against gambling
and prize fighting and a more effec-
tive prohibition law be passed.
Fruit Growers Sustained.
Oklahoma City, Okla. In the case
brought by the Fruit Box Manufactur-
ing company against the Oklahoma
State Fruit Growers' Association, as a
law action to dissolve the association
and compel the directors as individ-
uals to pay a bill of nearly $->,000 for
fruit boxes, Judge Ralph E. Campbell
of the Eastern district of the United
States court here upheld the conten-
tions of Milton Brown, attorney for
the association, and threw the case
out of court with leave, however, to
bring another action in equity. The
attorney for the association contended
that the suit was not properly brought.
Doctor's License Revoked.
Assistant Attorney General Reeves
who represented the state medical
board, has just been notified that
he had secured a judgment throu".h
default In the district court of Bryan
county in the case of l>r. It W. tree-
man of Hugo, whose license was re-
voked on charges that he collected
fees from patients upon representa-
tions that Incurable diseases could be
cured and that he made "grossly Im-
probable statements' in his advertis-
Matthews Warrant Issued.
Executive warrant hns been issued
in favor of .1. M Springer of Stillwat-
er, retained by Payne county to rep-
resent the state in the extradition pro-
ceedings in Canada through which It is
proposed to return Iorena Matthews,
charged with complicity in the murder
of her husband. The woman declin-
ed to return without contesting the
requisition, and Springer left with ad-
the world and become Industrious cit-
izens will be established by Miss Kate
Barnard, stale Commissioner of char-
ities and Corectlons. She has obtain-1 ditional evidence and papers concern-
ed a charter from the secretary ot
state authorizing the establishment of
such tin Institution with headquarters
ai Oklahoma City. Tho incorporators
are Miss Kate Barnard, H Huson,
her assistant; J. H. Stopler, who does
the legal work of her department, and
Dr. R. C. Meloy of Edmond. The In-
ing the rase.
State Veterinarian Gives Opinion.
nr. J. K. Callicott, state veterinar-
ian, has returned from Hobart, where
lie investigated the disease which has
been killing horses In Kiowa county.
The doctor says lhat his investigation
stllution has no capital stock, is char- showed lhat the malady has no eon-
itiible and purposes to furnish em- j nection with the scourge which
ployment for" discharged inmates or
the Oklahoma penitentiary and for
Oklahoma convicts from federal pris-
ons. The institution will be known as
the. Barnard Farm Association and it
will be modeled after a similar insti-
tution in Pennsylvania.
Fire Marshal Wants More Money.
State Fire Marshal Hammonds has
asked Governor Cruce that $8,001) per
year be appropriated by the next leg-
islature for his department. The de-
partment is maintained by a fund
gathered from a V* per cent tax uopn
the gross amount of Insurance written
in the state.
wrought such havoc In Kansas, but
lhat ii is nothing more than forage
poisoning which is very common in
Oklahoma at certain periods
Costs Not Part of Fine.
The criminal court of appeals in an
opinion by Judge Doyle reafirmed its
holding that prisoners not paying the
costs In a ease cannot be imprisoned
to serve it out at so much per day
It is held that under the common
practice where a court lias power to
impose a fine It has power to enforce
payment, but this does not carry with
it authority to add to such fine the
costs of the prosecution.
Seek Actors' Co-operation.
With a view of getting a better en-
forcement of the child labor law of
Oklahoma, ihe state labor tie part ment
Two Die in Street Duel. Aid Associated Charities.
Chickasha, Okla. As the result of |n nn opinion to County Attorney
a street duel here J. Corbell a farm- Charles N. Harmon of Knid, Attorney
er of Grady county, and Jess I.oekett, General West holds that the county |has communicated with the White
are dead. Doekett made a threat that 'commissioners may disburse county j ^ats Actors' Union, with headquar
he was going to kill Rathbone, after charity in accordance with the ex-
it quarrel in the afternoon. The two pressed wishes of the Associated Char-
men met on the street and Uoekett ities, if they correspond with the
opened fire on Rathbone. Rathbone, wishes of the commissioners, and may
anticipating the action, sprang to one aiso use the services of such an or-
in discovering cases of
bred His father, Richard W.
man was an editor and public figure galleries to applause by a debate from nounced that tjie commission of Bill ;i(ic hut Corbell, who was with him, ganizntlon
in New York Stale. the floor or changed any votes by Rogers, a federal enforcement officer ,vas sh0t and instantly killed. Rath- nPe<i or enforcing |he poor law, but
Two sessions of congress found ' eloquence. But the statutes bear marks of Dewey, had been revoked, because | |)one then pulled his revolve r and a that the responsibility which Hie law
Sherman defeated and out of office, of his work in committee and caucus, (>f his alleged action in firing upon an running fight took place in whith
but not for long. and the results of liis labors on the automobile party near here several
Harry W Bentley of Booneviile, rules committee, the Inte'slate Com- days ago. Rogers claims he thought
Oneida county, brought him by less I merce Commission and other branches they werf bootleggers bringing liquor
than a thousand votes in the race for lot the machinery of the liaise to Bartlesville. He is out on a $1,500
♦ he fifty-second congress. In the in- Vice President Sherman was born in i,0nd awaiting a preliminary hearing.
terim Sherman went back to Utica, 11,'tica on October 24, 1855. He was
built up his law practice and returned I married in 1881 to Carrie Ilabcock at
to the fifty-third congress with a slg- Fast orance, X. J. I bey have urce
nal victory He remained in the house sons, Sherrill. Richard IT., and Thomas
without defeat to the sixtieth con- M„ all living and in business in Utica.
Court House to Cost $115,000.
Bartlesville, Okla. — Washington
county is to build a court house at a
rress when he was nominated and The vice president was an Elk, a trus- -ost of *115,000. The county coniniis-
elected vice president on the ticket tee'of Hamilton college, a member of sioners have also closed a deal for a
v lb Mr Taft Dutch Reformed church, a member of forty-acre tract ten lAlJes south of here
His first years in the house brought many clubs and a business man
him into close association with lead- wide interests.
for a poor farm. A county infirmary
1 s to be established in this city at
I.oekett was shot dead.
Madero Will Not Interferj.
Mexico City, Oct. :I0 President
Madero will interfere no more in the
case of General Felix Diaz, who has
been condemned to death at \ er Cruz.
This statement was made by the for-
eign minister, Senor I.ascurain at the
foreign office tonight. He said that
the entire matter was now in the
bands of the supreme court which*will
decide the question of jurisdiction. The
president, he added. Is supposed to
abide entirely by the law.
Mother Self Sacrificing.
Xewton, Kan.—That her child,
Watonga State Bank Closed.
Watonga, Okla.—The Watonga
years old, ntav have a chance to recov- ,
er from severe burns received a few ! State bank, of which Representative
weeks ago when a playmate threw aj 'Jeorge Jamison is pregidl nt, has been
lighted match inside the little fellow's! :losed by the stale making board and
Delinquent Tax Ruling.
Oklahoma City, Okla. An opinion
as to the time when taxes are due and
delinquent in Oklahoma is made by
the attorney general. He states that
if the first half is not paid on or be-
fore December 2 that portion of the
tax becomes delinquent and if it con-
tinues delinquent until January 1 the
whole tax becomes delinquent, but It'
the first half is paid on or before Jan-
uary 1 the second half does not be-
come delinquent until June 15 follow-
places on the commissioners cannot
he transferred to the Associated Char-
ities or any other non-official organ
Should Notify State Superintendent.
In an opinion to Stato Superinten-
dent R. II. Wilson, the attorney gen
eral calls attention to the feature of I
the text book law which requires th't
the contract price and exchange price
be printed or stamped plainly on the
back of each book accompanied with
a notice to purchasers that If this
price is deviated from ihe state su-
perintendent Is to be notified.
ters in New York city, reqeustlng that
organization to use its influence
igainst the hooking of any plays for
Oklahoma where children are employ-
ed In the production. The department
also has sent letters to the leading
hooking associations making a simi-
lar request. According to the Okla-
homa child labor law, girls under 18
years of age and bovs under 16 years
are not peindtted 10 take part in the-
atrical performances and managers of
playhouses are held liable for vila-
tions of the law.
To Build M. E. College.
Muskogee, Okla.—At a meeting of
the board of trustees of the Oklahoma
Woman's Methodist college and the
board of education of the M. E. church
waist, ihe mother of Melvln Norcorss > ;he assets taken over by the Blaine South, conference, held here, it was
is sacrificing strips of her own skin to j County bank, at! ■ banking institu
be grafted on the body of her boy. She j tion of Watonga. The transfer of the
already hns parted with several strips ; isBets was made b- the state banking
of skin, and will continue with her; uard which place the guaranty de-
sacrifice until the unhealed wounds ( posit fund behind he depositors in
jot her boy have been covered.
the failed bank
;a with two tanV
■luring the past
Is leaves Waton
wo having closed
Would Keep Work at Home.
In a letter to Governor Cruce, Giles
Farris, state printer, asks that tlie
present law which provides that all
printing which will exced $200 in cost
must be done by contract, be changed
so that printing work up to $500 may
he done without letting it to the low-
est bidder under contract. This change
Is asked so that state institutions may
give their work to local publishers,
to the Oklahoma Methodist college. An £hereai much of the work under the
decided to begin work on the main
building of the college at once. This
building is to cost $80,000. The name
of the college was officially changed
active campaign will at once be start
ed to secure $200,000 to add to the
present fund of $150,000.
system goes outside the
Will Be Designated by Att'y. General
The state banking board will no
longer bo represented by attorneys
other than those designated by the at-
torney general, according to an an-
nouncement, and that department has
been given by State Bank Commis-
sioner Lankford a description of all
Convicts Sent to Pick Cotton.
Warden Clyde Reed of the state re-
formatory at Granite sent out 100 con-
victs to pick cotton In the fields of
the farmers within a radius of from
five to seven miles of the Institution
with the result that many bales of
the product were gathered that would
have been lost through shortage of
help. The farmers allowed the con-
victs $1 per hundred fpv their work
and the warden allowed the men to
retain a portion, turning the rest into
the funds of the institution.
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