Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1908 Page: 6 of 8
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63J.0N 31VXS VWOHV1MO
James Hudson, at Durant, was ac-
quitted of the charge of participating
la a mob which lynched a negro at
Sterrett about a year ago.
It is reported that one of the features
of the celebration at El Reno will be
u sun dance in which nearly a thous-
and Indians will partcipate.
W. E. Redman, who was recently
fconvicted at Durant upon the charge
of criminal assault upon a young gii 1,
has been sentenced to three years In
I^emons. the Frederick man who
shot and killed a hotel porter in Den-
ver, pleaded guilty to accidental homi-
cide and was sentenced to one year
In jail. He is seeking commutation
Ouy Roy. 19 years old. was acctdpn-
tally shot with a Winchester rifle
about fourteen miles north of El
Reno, dying five hours later. The gun
was In a wagon In which the boys
were driving. The ball passed through
the body on the right side.
The summer session of the state
normal schools are being unusually
well attended this summer, according
to the reports received by Secretary
John L. Mitch, of the board of normal
regents. The reports show that there
are 350 teachers in attendance at the
Central normal school at Edmond, 308
at Alva, and 250 at Weatherford.
Washington Ellis, a negro boy near
Tulsa, was arrested last week on th
charge of attempting to wreck a train.
A section man saw his place a tie
across the track, which was removed
before a train approached. The pen-
alty for attempted train wrecking in
Oklahoma is imprisonment in the pen-
itentiary not to exceed four years.
According to the report of the city
assessor the proerty valuation in Guy-
mon is $779,094 and the population is
1,025. The newspapers contend that
the real population figures should be
1,500, that the census taken by the
assessor does not include many resi-
dents of the town who do not reside
within the corporate limit.
Mayor Dick of Ardmore, has or-
dered that 429 names of voters who
registered for the bond election will
be stricken from the list when the
votes are officially counted. This
number registered during a period of
five days, when the registration books
were kept open longer than the law
NfcW ELECTION RULING
Every Town, City and County in the j
State Must Hold Election
GUTHRIE: Elections must he held I
this fall in every county, city and
tonn In ihe state. This is the Inter-
pretation of the new general election
law as made by Assistant Attorney
General Fielding Lewis, and accepted
by the state election board.
The point was raised in a conversa-
tion between Mr. Lewis nnd George j
Hess, city clerk of Oklahoma City.
Mr. Lewis did not give a written
a] i in Ion, but will probably do so.
There Is no doubt as to the con-
struction placed on Ihe law. It spec-
ifies that on the first Tuesday after
the first Monday in November, 1908,
elections must lie held in state, coun-
ty, city, town and precinct. It leaves
no other Interpretation.
When the attention of President
Gray of the state election board was
called to Mr. Lewis' opinion he evi-
denced frank surprise. Secretary
Linn had just had an interview with
Mr. Lewis and stated that immediate
preparation would be made for carry-
ing out Ihe law. *
Candidates for office in the coun-
ties, cities and towns will have until
midnight, July 6, to file their peti-
tions for places on the ticket to be
used in the primaries. The law pro-
vides that petitions must be submit-
ted at least 30 days before the pri-
maries, August 4, but as July 4, a le-
gal holiday, comes on Saturday, the
limit is extended until the following
Present incumbents will hold office
until the expiration of Ihe regular
term. The legislature. In passing the
new election law, could not. invalidate
the tenures of the present officials.
In those cities and towns where the
mayor was elected April, 1907, that
official will hold over until next
Mr. Lewis' construction of the
new statutes, while it cannot be con-
sidered in any way unexpected, in
view of the general misapprehension
relative to the election law, will come
as a surprise to county and municipal
authorities throughout the state. Mu-
nicipal officers are required to secure
only ten names to their petitions for
nominations and county officers 100
Binger Boy's Neick Broken
BINGER: Freddie Simmons, eight
years old,.met a horrible death near
here,by being ensnared in a rope one
end of which he had thrown over the
horns of a cow, and the other around
his body. The rope became drawn
about his neck, probably during the
cow's flight and his neck was broken,
ills head horribly crushed and his
body bruised in many places. No one
saw the accident and the boy's body
was found after the parents became
uneasy and went in search of him.
SLUE PRACTICALLY FIXED
OLD RATES RESTORED
MATTERS FOR DEMOCRATIC CON
VENTION BEING ARRANGED
Railroads Found Express Companies
Were Getting Their Business
CHICAGO: It was stated that the
railroads of the middle we3t have do-
clded to restore the old rates on
BELL CHOICE FOR TEMPQHARY CHAIRMAN Sg^'the^^r'mimLm^cha^eB
. j for shipments of this character. The J
! move means a saving of thousands of |
Selection of Permanent Chairman is. dollars annually to the shippers ol
all That Remains—Everything Will this section.
Be Ready for the Big Show on
The corporation commission has Is-
sued an order requiring the Rock Is-
land to establish adequate switching
facilities at Apache, Okla., on the com-
plaint of the Apache Milling company.
A hearing on the matter was recent-
ly held and the company denied the
Jurisdiction of the commission on the
grounds that it was operating under
a contract with the federal govern-
ment. The order directs that the work
lie completed by August 1.
Lewis Bruner, convicted of man-
slaughter in February, 1906, at Ok-
mulgee, was granted a new trial by
the supreme court and the Judgment
of the lower court set aside in an opin-
ion by Justice Dunn. One of the wit-
nesses admitted she was offered $25
to testify in favor of the defendant.
The lower court admitted the testi-
mony without intent to impeach the
testimony of defendant and the su-
preme court claims the lower court
erred and the defendant did not get
a fair trial.
A company of the east side national
guard will be organized In Ardmore
iiy William Hutchinson, who has al-
ready been promised support from a
number of young men who are anx-
ious to enlist.
Under order issued at the postoffice
department promotions were made in
the following offices in Oklahoma,
■which are effective July 1: Anadarko
two clerks, $600 to $S00; at Chicka-
sha, two clerks, $600 to $S00, two $800
to $900; one. $900 to $1,000, and three
carriers, $900 to $1,000.
United States Marshal Victor states
that the United States jails at McAles-
ter, Ardmore and Vinita had been
rented to the counties of Pittsburg.
Carter and Vinita, respectively, and
that all United States prisoners would
te taken from them and transferrred
Charles Daugherty, state labor com-
missioner, has appointed C. E. Vance,
of Oklahoma City, as superintendent
cf the free state employment bureau.
Vance is a member of the brotherhood
of railway trainmen.
Bonds were recently voted at Guth-
rie for $130,000 with which to con-
struct a convention hall, and $115,000
for other public Improvements. The
convention hall is expected to be In
readiness for the convening of the
legislature next January.
While attempting to raise an elec-
tric light wire so that a house which
he was moving would pass under It, O.
J. Smith, a house moving contractor
of Muskogee, received the full force
of 220 volts and was instantly killed.
DENVER: Theodore A. Bell, of Cal-
ifornia, has been chosen temporary
chairman of the democratic national
convention by the committee on con-
vention arrangements. No selection
was made for the permanent chair-
man, this matter going over until the
meeting of the full committee Is held.
Among those most prominently
mentioned in this connection at pres-
ent are Representative Henry D.
Clayton,, of Alabama, and Judson P
The old minimum of 25 cents was ]
in force from Chicago to the Mis-
souri river and St. Paul. West of
there, as far as central Kansas the
charge was 50 cents, and from that
section to the coast the minimum was
75 cents. The change made a year
ago when these rates were abolished
and the first class rate substituted,
brought Increases of from 50 to 300
per cent. The increase, for instance,
to Oklahoma points was from 75
cents to $1.50 and to common Col-
orado points it was $3.50 .
The roads found, however, that the
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CLEARS NUMEROUS TITLES SQUATTERS MOVED OFF LAND
Harmon, of Ohio. Governor Joseph dl . in rates cauged bv the va. i
W. Folk, oof Missouri, and Senator r,oug mlnimumg established by the
Joseph W. Halley, of Texas, are also i gtaUj railroa(1 commlssIons, Kave cer- !
strongly favored Appointments made j u,n dt|es Wg advantageg over nelgh. !
by the committee on convention ar- L, dlgtr|butlng centers.
rangementa, and which will unques- ]n addit|on arfeortUng t0 gome ot
tionabiy be made permanent, were as (he trangportatlon expertai lhe n€W
i rates drove a considerable amount of
General secretary, Urey Woodson,. buslnegg (0 the expreS3 companiea, I
Assistant general secretary, Edwin
Sefton, of Washington, D. C.
Sergeant-at-anns, John I. Martin, of
Chief assistant sergeant-at-arms, J.
C. Fenn, of Indiana.
Chief doorkeeper, Eugene W. Sulli-
van, of Illinois.
Parliamentarian, N. D. Crutchfield,
of Kentucky. ,
Chaplain for Opening day, the Rt.
Rev. James J. Keane, archbishop of
It was reported that Roger C. Sul-
livan, of Illinois, who is opposed to
Bryan, would oppose the name of Bell
for temporary chairman, but there j
was no opposition to the Callfornian
for the position.
who were not affected by the decision j
to raise the charges. The old rates
are to be restored within a few
Kansas Crcps Short
TOPEKA*: Secretary Coburn's crop
report gives the present condition of
wheat at 72.93 per cent, which is a de-
cline of eighteen points from the April
report; of corn at 74.86 per cent,
which is below normal; oats at 78.48
per cent, "a considerable decrease
from a year ago." Seven million acres
of wheat were reported sown last fall.
The April report gave 2.4 per cent as
worthless, while the later report
! shows the loss of acreage to be 15.27,
or more than 1,000,000 acres. The
corn acreage is not yet exactly known.
The selecting of temporary chair- j The we( weather f|oodSi Hessla„ fIy
man was In direct accord with the; and rust hayp contrlbuted to the de.
wishes of Mr. Bryan as announced preclatlon materlally.
several days ago. He said that he
strongly favored former Representa- TENTS FOR CONSUMPTIVES
tive Bell and Representative Clayton J
of Alabama for the temporary and Illinois Adopts Open Air Method of
permanent chairmanships, though he Treating Such Patients
was not particular as to which man PEORIA, ILL.: For several years
held either position. (i10 question of erecting a tent colony
Mayor Dahlman, of Omaha, who is j for patients suffering from tuberculo-
here as the direct representative of s(g has been under consideration at
Mr. Bryan, says the Nebraskan had j (be Bartonvlile asylum for the incur-
considered only the names of Theo-l.lb]e insane and now the plan has
dore A. Bell and Henry D. Clayton in j been inaugurated. The colony will
connection with the chairmanships. be exclusively for men and the ap-
Oklahoma Supreme Court's Ruling on
McCumber Act Relieves Many
MUSKOGEE: The decision of the
Oklahoma supreme court holding that
the McCumber amendment extending
the restrictions on full blood land
does not apply to dead claims, clears
the title to thousands of acres of land
in the Creek nation especially and to
some extent in all the other nations.
C. M. Bradley, of Muskogee, had
bought 10,000 acres of dead claims.
The decision of the supreme court
makes his title to this land good. Had
it been the reverse the money he
had paid out would have been lost.
Another instance of this kind is the
late Alex Posey, himself an Indian.
He had bought a lot of dead claims
and his estate will be increased in
value by at least $25,000 by the stat-
us of the title as fixed by the courts
HOCH TELLS HASKELL NO
Kansas Governor Wili Not Keep
Only Crippled Prisoners
TOPEKA: Kansas is not willing to
let Oklahoma take its able-bodied
prisoners to Oklahoma now from the
state penitentiary. Governor Has-
kell wrote Governor Hoch asking for
150 of its most able-bodied prison-
ers for work on the roads. Gover-
nor Hoch repied that he will waive
the four months', contract which still
holds, and will let Oklahoma have
that many prisoners,' but that they
must be taken in alphabetical order
And not picked. Governor Hoch as-
Indian Police Remove Those Who Will
Not Pay Rent
MUSKOGEE: Snatched from their
homes, away from their crops amf
with their household goods ptle<t
across the section line, a dozen fam-
ilies have been forcibly ejected frora
the segregated coal lands of th
Choctaw nation by the Indian polico
acting under instructions from the de-
partment of interior.
These families are regarded as
squatters by the government. Tliey
went on the coal lands and refused
to pay rent. Notice after notice was
served upon them, and finally a detail
of Indian police was sent down to
put them off. No resistance was
made. There are many other "squat-
ters" scattered over .the half a mil-
lion acres of segregated landsfi
WOMAN SLAYER PARDONED
Mrs. Loudenbach, of Orlando, Will b
Released from Penitentiary
GUTHRIE: Governor Haskell has ■
granted a parole to Mrs. Ella Lou-
denbach, convicted of killing John,
Hall near Orlando, and sentenced in
1907 to a term of three years in the
penitentiary. Clemency was extend *
ed after a hearing in which Attorney
Ellis of Garfield county, a member of
the first legislature, appeared for tbo-
The Loudeubachs and Hals were
neighbors. They quarreled frequent-^
ly because Halls' pigs devastated the
signed as the reason that the prison 'grounds of Loudenbach. if was one
contracts which Kansas now has for,cf the bickerings that ended in tti>-
twine, coal and furniture could not tragedy. Mrs. Loudenbach was coil-
be filled if 150 able bodied men
were taken out of the prison al once.
DETROIT, MICH.: The News, in
an article on marine conditions on
the great lakes, states that 1,780 ves-
sels are idle at the present time, and
that 14,000 marine laborers are idle
as a result, entailing a monthly loss
to the laborers of $840,000, and to the
ship owners of $2,000,000.
Discharged for Lack of Evidence
PAWNEE: Bud O'Hara and How-
ard Hays, charged with robbing the
postoffice at Cleveland, have been dis-
charged by United States Commis-
sioner Grey. The prosecution was
without evidence to convict. The
Cleveland postoffice was robbed ou
the night of May 28, and $100 in
money and stamps taken.
Chief Head of School Board
LAWTON: Chief (Juanah Parker of
the Comanche tribe has been selected
as president of the Parker district
school board near Cache, and his son
White Parker, a graduate of Carlisle,
has been choseji teacher of the school.
Parker organized the school district
last spring and donated a plat of
ground on the corner of his farm for
the school building.
N. CAROLINA DEADLOCK ENDED
After Four Days of Ballottng Kitchin
is Nominated for Governor
CHARLOTTE, N. Accompanied
by a riotous demonstration, the dead-
lock iu the democratic state conven-
tion over the nomination for gover-
| nor of North Carolina, was broken
by the selection of Representative
William Walton Kitchin, of Roxboro,
who for six terms has represented
the fifth district In congress.
I EDMOND: The city council has
awarded contracts for the furnishing
| of $38,000 worth of mains, hydrants,
valves, elevated tanks, two pumps, an
j air compressor and an air receiver,
j The city will purchase a site for the
; water plant ami the water system will
: mm.ii b • install* d.
GUTHRIE: it can be authoritative-
i ly s ated that the two branch state
agricultural colleges provided for by
I the last legislature, to cost $20,000
I each, will be located on the east side
of the state, one at Muskogee and th
tliei at Tishomingo.
He was not prepared to say how the
names of Judson P. Harmon, Gover-
nor Folk and Senator Bailey would
strike Mr. Bryan, although he knew,
he said, that Mr. Bryan had a warm
friendship for Mr. Harmon. At the
propriation used for the institution
came from the asylum fund. It is
said to be the largest and finest tent
colony In the world. While the tent
colony has been In vogue but a few
years, treating ordinary cases, the tu-
same time It was Mr. Bryan's opin-1 berculosis treatment has only recently
ion that the permanent chairmanship j been practiced and 25 per cent of the
should go to one ol the southern j eases taken up have been discharged
states. as cured.
The fight Over the anti-injunction j
plank in the democratic platform is STANDARD CAN T COLLECT
Change Channel of Canadian
EL RENO: To straighten tlie chan-
j nel of the South Canadian river by
j the digging of ditches aggregating
j two ami a half miles in length, at an
j approximate cost of $15,000, is the
j scheme of farmers residing along the
river in this section. It is estimated
! that the farm loss resulting from the
| recent overflows is $100,000 in this vi-
: cinity, hence the farmers have em-
ployed a statistician to calculate the
victed largely on circumstantial evi-
dence. Persistent attempts wore ,
made to secure her freedom, her ease •
having been appealed to the supreme
Want $10,000 For Son's Death
MCALESTER: Mrs. Mary Day has
filed suit against the Rock Island
railway company for $10,000 damages
on account of the death of her son
who was injured while working for
the company In the capacity of brake*
man. The petition alleges that the
company was careless in building Its
cost of preventing future disasters of I track too near the coal washer and
| this nature.
not the only struggle in which the
committee on resolutions, and possi-
bly the convention itself may be in-
It has developed that the prohibi-
tion question is to be brought to the
front and that a desperate effort will
be made to have a plank declaring
in its favor placed in the platform.
The prohibition movement will be
headed by General James B. Weaver,
of Iowa, who demanded of the recent
democratic convention in that state
that it declare in favor of prohibition.
General Weaver and his followers
Payment to Octopus is Restrained by
The State of Texas
AUSTIN. TEX.: If the action of tha
state of Texas in garnisheeing all
money due or to come due to the
Standard Oil .company of Indiana, is
carried to a logical conclusion, Receiv-
er Dorchester of the Waters-Pierce
Oil company, will be forced to nego-
tiate with independent oil dealers,
for the Standard Oil company will
be unable to collect for petroleum sold
The state applied for and obtained
i Too Young to Wed; Goes Back to Ma
I ARDMORE: Because the wife was
not 18 years old and therefore inca-
| pacitated for making a marriage con-
j tract, District Juoge Russell has
granted an order annulling the mar-
riage contract entered into by Sale
and Ida Coffey. She brought suit for
j divorce and her husband in his an-
j swer brought out the fact of her in-
| capacity. Mrs. Coffey is granted $500
I in cash and $100 for attorney fees.
that it was dangerous for employt
to step off and on at that point
were not successful In their efforts In j a wr|t garnishment to stop the
their own state, hut nothing daunted delivery of money or effects in the
by their failure, have" made arrange- i Possession of Receiver Dorchester to
merits to bring the matter up before tlie Standard Oil company of Indiana'
the democratic national committee, jone nf th" defendants In the antl-
They claim, moreover, to have strong trust sult of the state against the Se-
backing from a number of the south- Oil company et al.. alleging
ern delegations which have recently ,1,at 11 0Wl>s lhB s 'le *6,016,250 as
passed prohibition laws, and it is de-| lvalues for violation of the law.
clared confidently by Mr. Weaver's,
adherents that if the democratic na- McCleHan W.ns Over Hearst
tional platform does not contain a NhVV \ORK: Mayor George B. Mc-
prohibition plank. It will only he for , Clellan's title to the office of mayor of
the reason that the hardest kind of j New York City was made clear by the
fighting has been unable to secure its decision of Justice Lambert in the su-
adoption. preme court when he ordered a jury
The anti-injunction plank continues; (0 render a verdict that McClellan was
to provoke a large amount of discus- e|ectp(1 f jn 190_ w R
sion among such pnrty leaders as
, , , ,, „ i,Hearst has been contesting the may-
have arrived for the convention. i
ors' right to the office practically ever
Annual Pension for Mrs. Cleveland ; since the election and as a result or
WASHINGTON: A resolu'ion grant- his charges of fraud in the original
ing Mrs. Cleveland a $5,000 annual ! count of ballots the legislature passed
pension will he passed by congress at a law enabling a recount.
Its next session, it was reported here
today. Mrs. Cleveland will he one oi Insane Minister Captured at K. C.
two presidents' widows enj iviug the KANSAS CITY: After a desperate
special bounty of the American peo-; struggle during which the arresting
pie. i officer was forced to call upon citi-
Mrs. Garfield has received a pen- zens for aid, the Rev. Reuben Prltch-
sion of $5,000 each year since 1882. ett, a clergyman of Galveston, Texas,
Mrs. Harrison, the only other presi-. who recently escaped from an insane
dent's widow now living, his never asylum at Austin, Texas, was taken
been pensioned. Mrs. Harrison is not into custody by the local police here,
in need. She was made Harrison's j The police officials at Galveston have
second wife and was married to him , notified the local chief of police that
i number of years after he left the a detective will leave immediately to
white liou. e. mke the Rev. Mr. l'ritchett back.
Drowned While Saving Another
LAWTON: Unmindful of his own
safety, Private Cohen of Battery C,
first field artillery at Fort Sill, lost
his life in Medicine creek while at-
tempting to rescue M. S. Simpson,
manager of the Lawton Mercantile
company. Simpson was in a treach-
erous swimming hole and called for
assistance. Cohen, mounted, rode into
the water, and both he and his horse
Kay County Scat Election Cat etl
GUTHRIE: governor Haskell ha*
issued a call for a special election in
Kay county, September 3, when u
permanent county seat will be locat-
ed. Newkirk and Blackwell are tlie
,;rincipal candidates. The present
.ounty seat is Newkirk.
Auditorium for Wagne:
WAU: >NI-:il: An aumtorlum I be
(instructed here within the next
•v. months. The chamber of com-
iei (e I behind the project.
Tragedy Drives Woman Mad
KINGFISHER: The excitement
hat accompanied and followed the
llllim of Sheriff George W. Garrison,
f O! lahoma county, by Alf Hunter,
egro, near Hitchcock, two weeks ago,
as b n the cause of Mrs. Dora Low-
sou, of near Hitchcock, losing liei
0 Sullivan Bcom Launched Cotton Report Leakers Surrender
CHICAGO: At last a running mate NEW YORK: Moses Haas and
for William J. Bryan has been found \ Peckham, Indicted in Wash-
in Chicago Roger Suiiivau and jngton in connection with the gov^"
the h lom for the big boss is Intended ermnent cotton report leak case, sur-
to be taken seriously. 0'' he little j rendered themselves and were ar-
bosses got together and frame 1 It ra|gne(j on a charge of bribery and
up. in fact, it was a representative eonsPlracy to defraud the government,
body of democrats, not only of Chica jlaas was held in $5,000 ball and
go, but from other sections of Illinois ivckham was paroled In the custody
that have organized the Roger C. Sul- 0l his counsel. Theodore H. Price,
ilvan club of Chicago to promote the; .jle broker who is aocused of the same
candidacy of the boss for vice presi- 0fl'ense, is expected to surrender hlm-
deut. |Self later.
Auditorium for Wagoner
Norman's New School Building
NORMAN: A committee of the
board of education has returned from
s visit to several cities in which they
studied the style and architecture of
school buildings. As a result plans
are being drawn for an eight-room
school building here that will cost
Alleged Thief Sues Officers
RAVIA: Suit for damages in the
sum of $15,000 against Constable Leo
Parker of Ravia, Sheriff Trlbble of.ments
Judgment for $600 Against Railroad
WELEETKA: Judgment for $GOO
has been awarded T. P. Curley, a lo-
cal stock dealer, by the district court
at Okemah. Curley was injured in a'
Frisco car while loading stock for
shlpment a few months ago, and he
brought suit for $:',000 against the
In the county seat contest in Jef-
ferson county Waurika receive 1.200
votes, Ryan 1,000 and Sugden lion.
A MILLION IN TREASURY
State Has Large Amount
Funds on Hand .
GUTHRIE: diaries A, Taylor, r-'ate
examiner and inspector, has complet-
ed an examination of the office of th,-
state treasurer, occupied by James-.
Menefee and certifies in a report madd
public that the accounts are correct.
The report shows tha: Territorial
Treasurer Rambo turned over m the
slate treasurer $1*32.518.SS. collections
from November 10, 1007, to May 31,
1908, inclusive, $506,570.73; disburse-
| inents for the same period, $357.-
lleQueen, Ark., and two other officers 921.80; total balance to credit of the
has been instituted in the district 1 state in slate depositors s and in the
court at Tishomingo, by Thomas state treasurer's offlc. $1,081,23.3 75.
Nance, a young man who was cap-1 In addition to this amount the "treas-,
tured recently on the charge of horse urer received $5,000,000, which, with '
stealing and taken to Arkansas, j interest amounts to $5,000,979,45.
Nance charges that he was kidnapped.
j OKLAHOMA CITY: It is announced
Charge of Desertion St.ll Holds | that Bishop Quayle. recently appoint-
FORT SILL: Private J. H. Miller ol j ed to the bishopric of the Methodist
the first field artillery, who was, church In Oklahoma, with headquai-
charged with stabbing a comrade in , (ers in this city, will make his first
stabbing charge, but now has a de- will move to this city September 1.
sertion charge pending against him. for his permanent res dence.
i a ... "in lunne mi i
Lawton a few days ago, and who has appearance here July 7, when he
dnserted, has been acquitted of the speak in the Methodist church.
Three Fires in i^ntckasha
CHICKASHA: Three fires originat-
ing in as many parts of the town cans
ed the simultaneous burning of three
buildings at 2 o'clock Sunday morn
ing and the ioss of auout $li,000. The
fires are believed to have been of In-
cendiary origin. The losses are as
follows: Indiahoma Gin company's
Officers Save Negro from Mob
MUSKOGEE: Evading an Infuriat-
ed mob that sottg'i; the life of Jim
Williams, a negro, who literally carv-
ed tc pieces with h knife, 'curtis
Howell, a white hoy, off'cers succeed-
ed in landing Williams in the county
Jail. He was pnrinoil by a posse of
Citizens iu McIntosh county and teil-
pliyit, $0,000; J. A. Darnell's paint 'llt0 the officers hand Howell was
shop and storage house, $1,500. attacked by the roadside near Brush
Claude Binrley's residence, $1,500 j Hill in McIntosh county, apparently-
Each was a tofcifc loss with its con- without provocation, lie will protfabl*
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Fox, J. O. Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 17, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, July 3, 1908, newspaper, July 3, 1908; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc110319/m1/6/: accessed March 26, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.