Prague Patriot (Prague, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1907 Page: 4 of 6
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GORE SflFM II IDE I
Senatorial Race Begins and Ends With
Surprises—Haskell's Nomination is
Conceded by Cruce—Menefee Wins
State Treasurer's Race.
The democratic «t:x!o tickc
InaU'd is as follows:
Oovernor—C. N. Haskell, Miiskog1
my, SI Reno, Ok la.
Secretary of alute—W. M.
State auditor—M 10. Trapi
State treasurer—James Menefee,
Superintendent of public Instruction
—E. I). Cameron, Sulphur, 1. T.
State examiner and inspector
Charles A. Taylor, Pond Creek, Okla.
la safe lead over Col Hoy Hoffmar.
I of from three to five thousand. II
I was the delayed vote from the rura
j district that surprised practically
everybody, who had earlier in the
I K&me conceded Hoffman's election.
T. IV (lore of Lawton, the blind ora
tor of Oklahoma, "stumped" Texas a j
. | a populist, in the presidential cam
1,1 1 [ paign of 1896, and 1900 saw him spell
binding for Hryan in South Dakota*.
He has been blind since his 14th
After losing his sight he was grad-
uated from the Walthall. Miss., high
school and from the Columbia uni-
versity law school with honors.
He began the practice of law in
Texas, went to Oklahoma at the open-
Chief mine inspector—Pete Hanraty. | lug and has practiced there ever since.
South McAlester. I. T. In 1903 he served as senator in the
Labor commissioner—J. S. Murray, territorial legislature.
Emmet, I. T. ' On the Indian Territory side Col.
CominisHloner of charities and cor ! Robert L. Owen is an easy w.inner,
rections—Kate Barnard, Oklahoma his nearest opponent. Hon. H. M. Fur-
Corporation commissioners—J. .1.
McAlester, South McAlester, 1. T.; A.
P. Watson. Shawnee, Okla.; J. Y.
Callahan. Knid. Okla.
man, being about ten thousand votes
i Robert L. Owen of Muskogee is the
j only candidate for United States sen
ator from the proposed state who has
Justices of the supreme court— Indian blood, being one-eighth Chero-
Jesse J. Dunn, Alva. Okla.; M. J. j
Kane, Kingfisher, Okla.; Samuel W.
Hayes, Chickasha. 1. T ; II. L. Wil-
liams, Durant, I. T ; John B. Turner,
Vinita. I T.
Clerk <;f t.he supreme court—W. H.
L. Campbell. Ada. I. T.
The race for Insurance commission-
er has developed into the closest
fight on the entire ticket, but the
present indications are that Burke has
won the place over McC >mb by a
few hundred votes.
OKLAHOMA CITY: C. N. Haskell
of Muskogee is the democratic nomi-
nee for governor, according to official
and corrected returns from the va-
rious counties. The only possible
chance for Haskell to lose would be
through a contest which might elimi-
nate the entire vote of several Haskell
strongholds. Lee Cruce admitted Fri-
day that he was beaten on the face
of the returns and returned to his
home at Ardmore.
Haskell's plurality will be some-
where between three and five thou-
C. N Haskell of Muskogee was born
on an Ohio farm In 1860. In 1878 he
•began teaching school and reading
law, and was admitted to the Putnam
county. Ohio, bar three years later.
In 1888 he took up railroad construc-
Mr. Haskell went to Muskogee from
Arkansas in 1901 and built four of
the five railroads into that city.
As the father of the movement for
Independent statehood on the Indian
Territory side, in August, 1905, he or-
ganized the constitutional convention
of the proposed state of Sequoyah.
After the passage of the present en-
abling act he was elected delegate to
the constitutional convention from
the Seventy-sixth district, comprising
part of the city of Muskogee and vi-
cinity. organized the constitutional
convention at Guthrie, and larrtMy
dominated the proceedings of that
Corrected returns also show T. P.
Oore. the blind senator from Lawton,
to be the winner for the United States
kee. He was born in Lynchburg, Va.,
and was educated at Washington and
Lee university. He was principal
teacher of t.he Cherokee Orphan asy
lum from 1879 to 18R0, and secretary
of the Cherokee board of education
from INNl to 18.81 Ho began the prac-
tice of law *in INS0, and was editor of
the Indian Chieftain at Vinita in 1884
He was Indian agent to the live tribes
in 1882-84 and organized the first na
tional bank establishment In Indian
Territory at Muskogee, August 1, 1890.
Mr. Owen was secretary of the first
bar association organized in Indian
Territory. For the last sevent
years he has represented the Indians
of Indian Territory In various suits
against the United States government
The most notable stilt won by Mr
Owens was that of the Kastern Chero*
kees against the court last year. In
which Mr. Owens fee amounted to
$.'100,000, and in which he cured
Judgment for $5,000,000 against the
United States government. He also
recovered for the Choctaws and Chick-
asaws In 1891 $'2,991,450 and for the
Western Cherokees $824,000 in 1894.
Colonel Owen is a life member of the
| Klks and a thirty-second degree Mason.
He has been prominent as a demo-
cratic organizer, served in various
democratic national conventions, was
a member of the democratic national
congressional committee and member
j of the national committee from 1896
THE HOUSE OF
Br MEREDITH NICHOLSON
Author •! "THE MAIN CHANCE." ZELDA
lop/rltflil Merrill V
Articles of Incorporation have been
issued to the Winne State \>ank of
Cherokee, with $25,000 capital stock,
the incorporators are Van Lee Hood.
S B. McFad lln John Jobes, T. W. Vo-
taw and George Monyhan of Chero-
kee. Scott K Wynne of Wichita. Kan
Also to the Winne State bank of Clin-
ton. with $25,000 capital stock, the in-
corporators are A. J. Welch, E. H.
Shumate, L. E. Mtnton, L. B. Grant
and C. O Shumate of Clinton. Scott
E. Winne and W. M. Beeson of Wich-
The Kansas City Southern railroad
will build stone stations throughout
senate on the Oklahoma side, having j the Indian Territory.
DID GIRLS MIKE AND
KEEP SUICIDE PICT?
MY9TtRIOUS LETTER FOUND
FLOATING BOTTLE —DISAP
POINTED IN LOVE
Water Runs Through Salt Bed
MUSKOGEE: Thomas Taylor,
while drilling an oil well just east of
the little town of Colllnsvile. In the
Cherokee nation struck salt water. A
gallon of the water, boiled three
hours, produced eighteen ounces of
salt as white anil fine as f >ur
The water is hot when it comes
front the well The well flows 300,000
gallons of water a day. Salt experts
from the Kansas salt fields examined
the well and are of the opinion fhat
It Is a marvelously rich proposition for
the salt It contains Bv Installing a
large number of vats and using nat-
ural gas which is abundant they say
lu which was a letter purporting that salt can be manufacture In great
be a suicide race between two girls quantities and cheaply.
Salt water la not frequently found
In oil wells, but this Is the first well
that has produced salt water of this
MUSKOGEE; F F Steeber found
floating In the Ark insu river six
mllcM south of Hyde Park, a beer bot-
v h > had merely signed their Chrlttlan
uanii'j. saying that they had commit-
tel suicide by drowning In the river
The letter was taken to the I'nlted
States tu irshal and tile matter will
b' looked Into
Tha l. tter consists of two pages
written on the letter heads of the
P lire hotel at Haskell, I T. and Is
dated V.ay 13. In it the girls say
lb it the; have been disappoint! *. In
love, that they have no near relatives
an I (hat they have decided to die.
The li-iter Is signed "Dillle and Len-
ora." The oflicers do not know
whfll-.cr It l< a hoax or not
The : jat.iffice department has
n: e l the foil iwinn to mcney order
cftloes: India* Territory. Alanehjtrd,
r.lacln luw.'s, Fan alia w. Olive and
r< i e OKUhcma: Angora, Cllue,
L - lwi'11 nd Pecogoccfs.
Yes, and ho hit me over the head
with a club. It was his Indiscretion,
sir. He wanted to go through the li-
brary In broad daylight, and It wasn't
any use, anyhow. There's nothing
Hut I don't like the looks of this
shooting. Morgan's sick and out of
his head. Hut a fellow like Morgan
Isn't likely to shoot himself accident-
ally, and now that It's done the work's
stopped and the time Is running on.
What do you think Ulenarm sus-
"I can't tell, sir, hut mighty little,
I should say. The shot through the
window the first night he was here
seemed to shake him a trifle, but he's
quite settled down r.ow, I should say,
sir. That shot of Morgan's was a
great mistake. The young gentleman
Isn't to be frightened away as easily
"Morgan's a fool, nut what is Glen-
arm doing? He probably doesn't spend
much time on this side of the fence—
doesn't haunt the chapel, I fancy?"
"Lord, no! I hardly suspect the
young gentleman of being a praying
"You haven't seen him prowling
about the house analyzing the archi-
"Not a bit of it, sir! He hasn't, 1
should say, what his revered grand-
father called the analytical mind."
Pickering stamped his feet upon the
paved porch floor In a way that I re
membered of old. It marked a con
elusion, and preluded serious mis-
"Now, Hates," he said with a ring
of authority and speaking in a louder
key than he had yet used, "it's your
duty under all circumstances to help
discover the hidden assets of the es-
tate. We've got to pluck the mystery
from that architectural monster over
there, and the time for doing it is
short enough. Mr. Glenarm was a
rich man. To my ow.n knowledge he
had a couple of millions, and he
couldn't have spent it all on that
house. He reduced his bank account
to a few thousand dollars and swept
out his safety deposit boxes with a
broom before Ills last trip to Ver-
mont. He didn't die with the stuff in
his clothes, did he?"
"Lord bless me, no, sir! There was
little enough cash to bury him. with
you out of the country and me alone
"He was a crank and I suppose be
got a lot of satisfaction out of burying
his money,. But this hunt for it isn't
funny. I supposed of course we'd dig
It up before Glenarm got here or I
shouldn't have been in such a hurry
to send for him. tlut it's over there
somewhere in the grounds. There
must be a plan of the house that
would help. I'll give you a thousand
dollars the day you wire me you have
found any sort of clue."
"Thank you, r,ir."
"I don't want thanks, I want
the money or securities, or whatever
It Is. I've got to go back to my car
now, and you'd better skip home. You
need't tell your young master that
I've been here."
I was trying hard to remember, as
I stood there with clenched hands out-
side the chapel porch, that Arthur
Pickering's name was written in the
list of directors of one of the largest
trust companies in America ami that
he belonged to the most exclusive
clubs in New York. I had come out
for my walk with only an Inverness
over my dinner iacket, and 1 was
thoroughly chilled by the cold mist.
I was experiencing, too, an inner cold
as I reflected upon the greed and per-
fidy of man.
"Keep an eye on Morgan," said
"And be careful what you write or
"I'll mind those points, sir. But I'd
suggest, if you please, sir—"
"Well?" demanded Pickering impa-
■Mtne one light of fr^t like a woman,
ran down the walk a little way into
the fog and paused.
An exclamation broke from me.
"Eavesdropping for two!"—it was
the voice of Olivia. "I'd take pretty
good care of myself if I were you,
Squire Glenarm! Good night!"
"Good-by!" I faltered, as she sped
away in the mist toward St. Agatha's.
The Girl in Gray.
My first thought was to find tho
crypt door and return through the tun-
nel before Hates could reach tho
house. The chapel was open, and by
lighting matches I found my way to
the map and panel. I slipped through
and closed the opening; then ran
through the passage with gratitude to
the generous builder who had given it
a clear floor and an ample roof. In
my haste I miscalculated Its length,
pitching headlong Into the steps un-
der the trap beneath Glenarm House
at a gait that sent me sprawling. In
a moment more I had jammed the trap
Into place and wai running up the cel-
lar steps, breathless, with my cap
smashed down over my eyes.
I heard Hates entering at the rear
and knew that I had won the race
by a scratch. There was but a mo-
ment In which to throw my coat and
cap under the divan in tho library,
slap the dust from my clothes and
seat my self at the great ta'>le where
the candles blazed tranquilly.
Bates' step was as steady as ever—
the high-*nj Stoadaid fell In with mo.
"Well, Mr. Glenarm, I'm glad to seo
you abroad so early. With that 11*
hrary of yours tho temptation must
be strong to stay within doors. But
a man's got to subject himself to the
sun and wind. Even a good wetting
now and then is salutary."
"I try to get out ery day," I an-
swered. "But I've rfcUfly limited my-
self to my own grounds."
An ancient omnibus, filled with
young women passed at a gallop,
bound for the station, and we took off
"Christmas holidays," explained the
chaplain. "Practically all the students
"Lucky kids, to have homes with
Christmas trees. I envy them."
"I suppose, Mr. Pickering got away
last night?" he observed, and my
pulse quickened at the name.
"I haven't seen him yet," I an
"Then of course he hasn't gone!"
and these words, uttered in the big
clergyman's deep tones, seemed who!
ly plausible. There was, to be sura
nothing so unlikely as that Arthui
Pickering, executor of my grandfath
er's estate, would come to Glenarm
without seeing me.
"Sister Theresa told me this morn
ing he was there. He called on hei
and Miss Devereux last night. 1
haven't seen him myself. I though!
possibly 1 might run into him in the
village. His car's very likely on tht
Sunday School lesscnSor June 23,1907
Specially Prepared for This Paper
"I'd Take Pretty Good Care of Myself If I Were You, Squire Glenarm.'
there was not the slightest hint of [ "No doubt we shall find him there,"
excitement in it—as he came and | I answered easily.
Rlackwell's new brick plant Is now
Town Lots Are Sold in Big Pasture
LAWTON The Interior department
townslte commission that Is disposing
of the government townsltes In ti™
Big Pasture Friday began the sale of
lots In Isadora. This is the fourth
!of the sites offered for sale. It Is
j -situated half way between Chatta-
nooga and Frederick and eleven miles
north cl ljuanah. the last site sold
Chairman Miller of the commission
. has telegraphed the secretary of in-
terior asking for permission to sell
i the remaining lots in (Juanah after
| the o'.b.T sites have beeu disposoJ of.
stood within the door.
"Beg pardon, Mr. Glenarm, did you
wish anything, sir?"
"Oh, no, thank you, Bates,"
"1 had stepped down to the village,
sir, to speak to the grocer. The eggs
he sent this morning were not quite
up to the mark. I warned him not to
send any of the storage article to this
"That's right, Bates." I folded my
arms to hide my hands, which were
black from contact with the passage,
and faced my man servant. My re-
spect for his rascally powers had in-
creased immensely since he gave me
mv coffee. A contest with so clever
a rogue was worth while.
"I'm grateful for your care of me.
Bates. I had expected to perish of
discomfort out here, but you are treat-
ing me like a lord."
"Thank you, Mr. Glenarm. I do
what I can, sir."
He brought fresh candles for the
table candelabra, going about with his
accustomed noiseless step. I felt a
cold chill creep down my spine as he
passed behind me on these errands.
His transition from the role of con-
spirator to that of my flawless serv-
ant was almost too abrupt.
I dismissed him as quickly as possi-
ble. and listened to his step through
the halls as he went about locking tho
doois. The locking-up process had
...... I rather bored me before; to-night I lis-
should call at the house. (pnpJ wlth |ntere3t for every sound.
It would look rather strange to th
young gentleman If you'd come to St. ^ ^
Agatha's and not see him."
"I haven't the slightest errand with
him. And besides ! haven't time If
he learns that I've been here you may
say that my business was with Sister
Theresa and that I repretted very
much not having "Uie opportunity to
call on him."
The irony of this was not lost on
Hates, who chuckled softly He came
out Into the open and turned away to-
ward the Glenarm gate. Pickering
passed me, so near that I might have
put out my hand and touched him, and
In a moment I heard the carriage
drive off rapidly toward the village.
I heard Hates running home over
the snow and listened to the clatter of
the village hack as it bore Pleading
back to Annandale.
Then out of the depths of the chapel
When 1 heard Bates clumbing to his
qunrters I quietly went the
rounds of my own account and found
everything as tight as a drum.
I was tired enough to sleep when I
went to my room, and after an event-
less night woke to a clear day and
I'm going to take a little run into
the village, Bates," I remarked at
Very good, Blr."
"If any should call I'll be back In
an hour or so."
I really had an errand In the village
1 wished to visit the hardware store
The Annandale station presented
an appearance of unusual gaiety when
we reached the main street of the
village. There, to be sure, lay the
private car in the siding, and on the
platform was a group of 20 or more
girls, with several of the brown-habit'
ed Sisters of St. Agatha. There was
something a little foreign in the plo
ture; the girls in their bright colors
talking gaily, the Sisters in their som.
ber garb hovering about, suggesting
France or Italy rather than Indiana.
We stepped upon the platform. The
private car lay on the opposite side
of the station, having been switched
into a siding of the east and west
road. Pickering was certainly get-
ting on. There is something wholly
regal in a private car. Any one may
boast a catboat and call It a yacht;
but there is no known substitution foi
a private car. As 1 lounged across
the platform with Stoddard, Pickering
came out into the vestibule of his car,
followed by two ladies and an elderly
| gentleman. They all descended and
| began a promenade on the plank
Pickering saw me an instant later
and hurried up with outstretched '
"This Is indeed good fortune! We j
dropped off here last night rather tin j
expectedly to rest a hot box and
should have been picked up by the j
early express for Chicago; but there I
was a miscarriage of orders some- !
where and we now have to wait for
the nine o'clock, and it's late. If I'd j
known how much behind it was I j
should have run out to see you. How
are things going?"
"As smooth as a whistle! It really j
i?n't so bad when you face It. And tho !
fact Is I'm actually at work."
"That's splendid. The year will go j
fast enough, never fear. I suppose
you pine for a little human society |
now and then. A man can never strike
the right medium in such things. In
New York we are all rushed to death.
I sometimes feel that I'd like a little
rustication uiyseif. I get nervous, and
working for corporations Is wearing.
The old gentleman there is Taylor,
and buy some cartridges, but Picker president of the Mid-Western and
ing s presence in the community was Southern. The ladies are his wife and
a disturbing factor In my mind. I had a ft-ienfl of hers. I'd like to Introduce
resolved to get sight of him—to meet j ynu " He ran his eyes over my cordu-
him, if possible, and see how a man ryys nd leggings In amiable accept-
porch—out of the depths of time and I w!u sp schemes were so deep looked aly,e 0( my rusticity. He had not la
•pace, It seemed, so daxed 1 stood—' la 1l'*1" of da>'- years addressed me so pleasantly,
some one camc swiftly toward me. ' Srounds and g«i<:ed t yg cONTJNL'KD.)
SCRIPTURE READING FOR QUAR-
GOLDEN TEXT KOR QUARTER —
">Vhen thou pussest through the waters
I will be with thee. and through rivers,
they shall not overflow thee."—Isa. *3:1.
Points of Each Lesson.
Lesson 1. Persons—Isaac, Rebekah,
Esau, Angels, Jehovah. Places Beer-
sheba, Bethel. Time—Jacob 57 years
old. Teachings—God's presence and
protection. Progress of Events—The
Lesson 2. Persons—Rachel, Leah,
Leban, the angel, Esau. Places—Har-
an, Penuel, Hebron. Time—Twenty
or 40 years in Haran. Teachings
How to get God's blessing. Progress
of Events—Jacob becomes Israel.
Lesson 3. Persons—Isaac, Jacob,
Judah, Reuben, etc.. Ishmaelltes.
Places—Hebron, Shechem. Dothan.
Time—Joseph 11 years old. Teachings
—The evil of envy. Progress of
events—Israelites in contact with
Lesson 4. Persons—Potiphar, Poti-
phar's wife, chief butler, chief baker.
Places—Tanls or Heliopolls. Time—
Thirteen years. Teachings — The
strength of purity and fidelity. Prog-
ress of Events—Joseph on the way to
Lesson 5. Persons—Pharaoh (Hylt-
sos), chief butler, Asenath. Place—
Tunis or Heliopolls. Time—Seven
years of plenty, two years of famine.
Teachings — Wisdom brings power.
Progress of Events—Joseph preserves
Lesson 6. Persons—Pharaoh, Jacob,
the brothers. Places—Tanls or Hellop-
11s, Land of Goshen. Time—Joseph 39
years old. Teachings—The Joy of for-
giveness. Progress of Events—Tbe
Israelites go to Egypt.
Lesson 7. Persons—Israelites, over-
seers, Rameses II. Places—Goshen,
Plthom, Raamses. Time—Two hundred
and fifteen of 430 years. Teachings-
Gains from affliction. Progress of
Events—Israelites Increase to 2,000,-
Lesson 8. Persons—Amram, Joche-
bed, Miriam, Pharaoh's daughter.
Place—Memphis of Tanls. Time—•
Moses' first 40 years. Teachings-
Preservation, Patriotism, Patience.
Progress of Events—The rise of a
Lesson 9. Persons—Jehovah, Jethro,
Aaron, the elders. Menephtah. Places
—Land of Midian. Mt. Horeb. Time-
Moses' second 40 years. Teachings—
The call of duty. Progress of events
—First steps in the exodus.
Lesson 10. Persons—Jehovah. Aaron,
Menephtah, magicians, Israelites.
Places—Zoan or Memphis, all Egypt.
Time—Nine or ten months. Teach-
ings—Doom of evil; deliverance of
Qod's people. Progress of Events—
Tsrael obtains release from bondage.
Lesson 11. Persons—Jehovah, Men-
ephtah, Israelites, Miriam. Places—
Goshen, Etham. Red sea. Time—
About one week. Teachings—Doom
of evil; deliverance of God's people.
Progress of Events—Israel's escape
Map Review.—Use a map which In-
cludes Palestine, Egypt and Mesopo-
tamia If you have none, copy one
from a teacher's Bible, in rough out-
line, on a large sheet of paper or a
blackboard. Provide circles of card-
board marked "Ja," "Jo," and "Mo."
Get the class to pin these upon the
places where Jacob, Joseph and Moses
lived or visited. For Jacob these will
be successively Beersheba, Bethel,
Haran, Penuel, Hebron; for Joseph,
Hebron, Dothan, Tanis or Heliopolls;
for Moses Memphis or Tanls, Hellopoll3,
the land of Midian, Horeb. Memphis
again, the land of Goshen, Etham. tha
Red sea. The scholars will take turns
fastening on these circles, and as each
Is put in place something will be told
about the event that occurred at that
locality. When the class are able to
place these circles correctly, removing
them and replacing them several
times, then take strings, a different
color for each of the three characters,
and get the scholars to stretch them
from one pin to another, to represent
the Journeys taken by each
The Three Heroes Review.—Each
scholar will be asked, a week in ad
vance, to choose one of the three
heroes of the quarter's lesson—Jacob
Joseph or Mo9es—and prepare a flve-
minute or three-minute essay upon
him, to be read the next Sunday. Tho
teacher, of course, will see to it that
each hero Is treated in about the
3ame number of essays.
The Four Countries Review.—Di
vide the class Into groups, each group
to study together for this review
There will be four groups each to
study one of the four countries which
our quarter's lessons have entered—
Canaan, Mesopotamia, Egypt and tho
land of Midian. Each group will bo
prepared to tell what events of the
quarter occurred In its country, and of
how that country Influenced the prog
ress of the Hebrew history.
The Large Problems Review.—This
form of review la best adapted to ad
ult classes. It will consist of a se-
ries of essays or talks on the following
topics: Steps In the development of
the Hebrews as a nation. Steps in th-*
development of the Hebrews' knowl-
elge of God. How these lessons II
lustrate God's overruling of the mis-
takes and sins of men. Proof of the
authenticity of these narratives I.es
sons of the quarter's study for mod-
ern times. Chief lessons of the quar-
ter for the Individual Christian Some
of these topics may best bo treated by
a general discussion.
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