Lawton Constitution-Democrat (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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and Wednesday fair and colder.
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SIXTH YEAR NO 47
LAWTON,OKLA., THURSDAY, APRIL 2. 1908
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FIRE FIEND RUINS
Entire Interior of Residence Horned
Out at an Early Hour Thin
The residence of M. S. Simpson was
almost entirely consumed by fire at
an early hour this morning. The fire
originated frogi some unknown cause
in the attic at the north side of the
house. Mr. Simpson was awakened by
the smell of smoke but thought it
came from out-side and closed the
windows. Later they discovered that
the house was on fire and the alarm
was given. The fire department ar-
rived at 4:40 and found the entire up-
per portion of the house ablaze.
Everything in the main part of the
house was either burned or ruined by
water. The value of the furniture that
is practically ruined was probably
$2,000 to $3,000 and the damage to
the house $1,000 more. There are
many things lost in the home from the
fire fiend that can never be replaced,
mementos that can hardly be valued in
dollars and cents. Mrs. Simpson said,
today, "We have no home aud are just
boarding around today. It will take
some time to rebuild and refurnish
our home. In the meantime we will
have to get along like we did in the
early days before any of us had a real
place to call home."
Chamber of Commerce Passes Resolu-
tion Favoring Fifth Hard
The Chamber of Commerce, at an
adjourned session held last evening,
transacted important business per-
taining to the Baptist university and
had other matters of interest under
consideration. The following resolu-
tion was unanimously adopted:
"Whereas, the Chamber of Com-
merce being at all times iu favor of
public improvements and of every en-
terprise that may be of benefit to
the city of Lawton and promote its
moral, educational and material ad-
vancement, therefore, be It
"Resolved, That we favoi the issue
of bonds for the building of a school
house in the fifth ward and urge the
voters to cast their ballots for that
proposition at the approaching city
A nice rain but not enough.
Mr. It. E. Boyd and family have
departed for Colorado, where they will
reside in the future.
Theadore Kettels was up Sunday
from the big pasture. Something is
attracting him in this vicinity.
C. L. Wilson lost a valuable horse,
dropped dead in the field supposedly
from heart failure.
A party of young people from
around Hulen gave Rev. Jordan and
wife a surprise Friday night. All re-
port a good time.
Mr. Scroggins of Baird postoffice,
has been dow nwith la grippe for the
past two weeks, but is up ar.d around
Sunday school was organized Sun-
day at Pleasant Valley school house.
A. Hutcherson was elected superin-
tendent. Sunday school will be union
and Meet every Sunday afternoon at
W. M. Miller was at Lawton Thurs-
day on business.
John Gill will depart in a few days
for his claim in New Mexico.
T. B. Middleton and Ardell Rosen-
berger both say they are glad that this
is leap year as they will both soon be
of marriageable age. Girls take notice.
Ed Nelson is now a full-fledged
farmer and will soon be like the rest
of us wearing one gallus.
The Ladies Aid society met with
Mrs. Dr. Gardner Thursday. They re-
port a pleasant time.
ALTUS GETS A
First I)lrt Thrown Today—Connects
Altus With Hollis Thirty
Altus, April 1 — The first dirt on the
Altus, Memphis and Roswell railroad
was broken today at 1 o'clock. I. T.
Thomas having the contract for the
first two miles.
It is now an assured Tact that the
road will be built and work along
30 miles of the line, that part lying
between Altus and Hollis, will be un-
der actual construction within 30 days.
This virtually means that trains will
be running into Hollis before January
Persons in a certain section of Jack-
son county have been using available
means to discourage the citizens in the
Duke community on this proposition,
but without effect. Duke has all the
time been alive to the scheme of those
who were endeavoring to throw cold
water on the plan, and realized that
there was a sinister motive behind it
all. They also knew that Altus had
always made good on every enterprise
they attempted to land .and they now
realize that their confidence was not
Favorable reports have been receiv
ed from the promoters and officers of
the road building southwest from El
Reno, which will touch Hobart and on
Southwest to a point on the Orient.
Altus has every reason to believe that
she will get this road. It will proba-
bly touch Warren northwest of Altus
and will be a boon to the people living
in that community.
It is presumed that Altus will be
the terminus for two or three years.
Company Quits Four States
Rome, Ga., April 1 — Owing to the
state laws requiring a large surplus
the State Mutual Life Insurance com-
pany, of this place, today retires from
Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
and North Carolina.
School Lands and
in both houses are favorable to it. The
house is the first to get its school
land program in definite shape, and
the Fisher bill, favorably reported this
week by the committee on state and
school lands will form the basis for its
work. Representative C. C. Fisher,
the author of the bill, is also chair-
man of the committee which has re-
ported upon it. He is a school land
lessee, and his bill represents the
plan desired by the lessees. He was a
member of the school lands committee
in that body submitting a minority re-
port he made successful fight against
the majority report, which would have
forbidden the sale of the school lands
for twenty-one years.
Sold to Highest Kidder
The Fisher bill provides elaborate
regulations to govern the state land
commissioners, who are to have
charge of the proposed sale. All of
llie lands, Including the common
school, indemnity, college and public
building lands, are to be sold to the
highest bidder. Non-residents and
corporations are barred from purchas-
ing any of the lands.
The land commissioners, with the
adjutant general and the commanding
officers of the state militia, are to se-
lect a site for a "military park." A
tract of land in each county, to be not
more than a quarter section, is to be
Lote Message in Bottle
Sunbury, Pa., April 1 — A romantic
love affair, which began with the plac-
ing of a note in a bottle by Miss
Mary A. Erb, of this city, will cul-
minate with an Easter week marriage.
Roland McVeigh, of Conowingo, Md.,
found the note and an acquaintance
and subsequent arrangement followed.
PRESIDENT JOHN MITCHELL
RETIRES FROM LABOR FIELD
Indianopolis, Ind., April 1 — After a candidate for governor of Illinois, his
decade spent in active work as the home being in Spring Valley, 111. It
executive head of the United Mine has also been stated that Mitchell
Workers of America, during which would be asked by President Roose-
velt to go to panama and make a
time he has attained a reputation as
the nation's foremost labor leader,
John Mitchell today stepped down and
out and was succeeded by Thomas L.
Lewis, of Ohio. During the .ime that
report on labor conditions in the
canal zone. The retired labor leader
will be one of the delegates to the
conference on the conservation of the
he has been president of the miners' j natural resources of the country, call-
union, that organization has grown 1 ed by President Roosevelt.
from a small and insignificant body j John P. White, of Iowa, is the new
to one of th± strongest labor unions # vice president. He has been presi-
in the world, with a total membership
of 360,000. Mitchell's retirement was
wholly voluntary, and was due to ill
health. If he had wished, he could
probably have retained his position
throughout his life-time, so popular
is he with the members of the union.
The greatest event of Mitchell's
career as a labor leader was the
strike in the anthracite district in
3903. the most memorable the coun-
try ever saw. It was inaugurated by
President Mitchell, the demands be-
ing an eight-hour day, higher wages
and union mines.
It lasted from April until Novem-
ber, when President Roosevelt ap-
pointed his famous arbitration com-
mission and a settlement was effected,
to last three years. At the expiration
of the three years, the contract was
renewed and now expires next year.
The settlement was considered favor-
able to the miners.
Many rumors are in circulation as
to Mitchell's future. He has been
mentioned as a possible democratic
dent of the Iowa miners,
W. D. Ryan, of Illinois, long con
nected* with the state organization of
miners is the new secretary-treasurer.
Ryan is a 'Mitchell man as is White.
Lewis, the new president, is con-
sidered a brainy man. He studied law
and came up from the mines like Mr.
Mitchell. He has some elaborate plan
for making the organization bigger
and stronger and his ambition is to
gain the confidence of the public in
the way Mitchell has held it
Lewis has been spoken of as a fierce
radical and some surprise has been
expressed that a radical could be
elected to such an important position
by men who have had the services for
years of so conservative a leader as
John Mitchell. As a matter of fact
Thomas Lewis is not a radical in the
usually aocepted sense of the word.
He is perhaps quicker to decide than
the much-loved Mitchell, whom he
haB, on numerous occasions, opposed,
and his manner of handling the vari-
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Guthrie, Okla. April 1 — With the, set aside far an industrial park, where
disposition of most of the matters of the children of the poor are to be giv-
emergency legislation required by the en full sway, with whatever improve-
conslitution and made necessary to | ments may be decided upon. Reserva-
meet the change in conditions Incident tlon is made of 160 acres In each
to statehood, the legislature is now be- 'county for a poor farm. Thene parks,
ginning to take up two of the vital ! With the Kotl. Island park in ( rant
questions which have been held in j county, the Sulphur Springs reser-
abeyance so far, but have all along , vation in Murray county, the reser-
been recognized as presenting the I vation at Fort Supply and others own-
greatest difficulties of any which the ed by the state and counties, are to be
present legislature will have to solve. I forever reserved from sale. Franchis-
These questions are the location of es in connection with these parks may
public buildings and the disposition of Ibe granted to corporations, not to ex-
the school lands. j ceed 21 years, designed however, only
While the public building proposi- for local service. If the pi.rk lands
tion is particularly vexatious because are found to be subject to valid lease
of the rivalry between the different1 they are to be appraised.
towns which are candidates for state j Bourd of Appraisers
institutions, it is recognized that the j The lands which are sold are to be
school land question is easily the most [ appraised by a board of three dislnter-
important before the legislature, now j ested farmers, who must be non-resi-
that prohibition has been disposed of. j dents of the county in which they are
Looks Like Tremendous Sale I to operate. They are to appraise the
The present indications are that the land at its actual cash value, exclu-
legislature will provide for the imme- | sive of improvements, which are to be
diate sale of the school lands. Gov-' appraised separately at a fair valua-
renor Haskell is committed to that tion. Combined, the estimates are to
policy, and the administration leaders t constitute the value of the property.
' If the land is Bold for more than the
appraisement value, the difference is
to be equally divided between the state
and the lessee.
Public sales are to be conducted by
the land commissioners, not later than
January 1, 1910. Sealed bids are to be
deposited and all must be made pub-
lic annually. The lessee is allowed to
take the land which he occupies at its
appraised value where no bid is made.
The purchase is to be on 21 years'
time, at 4 per cent interest, with a first
mortgage to the state. After one year
the purchasee may pay on the princi
Lessee II..s Six Months
If the lessee is not the purchaser,
he may keep that part of the land
where his crops are located, and be
allowed to remain until they mature,
or six months at the farthest. If the
lessee is the purchaser of a tract on
which ne had less ihan $500 in Ln
provements, he must pay the state $50
for each quarter section.
If the land contains minerals, or
within one-half mile of proven oil and
gas deposits, it shall be segragated
from sale. The Standard Oil company
is barred from participating in the
bidding. False statements are consti-
tuted a felony.
The bill which will probably be re-
ported in the senate is also endorsed
by the lessees. It is drawn by Henry
S. Johnston, chairman of the school
land committee of the senate. The
demand of the lessees for immediate
sale has many friends in the senate,
while there are some members who go
to the opposite extreme and claim that
the lands should not be sold at all.
Still another idea, unique in its nature,
is that embodied in a bill introduced
Sc .ator Roy E. Stafford of Okla-
homa City, which is that the lands
shall be sold, but that the purchase
price, based on the appraised value,
shall never be paid but shall remain
a perpetual 1 ien, and bear the three
per cent interest. By this plan it is
expected to make the lands taxable,
without really letting them go out of
the hands of the state.
Point to Other States
The opponents of the sale of the
lands have pointed to the experience
of other states which have sold their
school lands and have nothing now to
show for it. An effort was made to
provide for that matter in the consti-
tution, however, by the provision which
requires that the school fund shall be
kept intact, and if diminished in any
way that the state must make good the
The friends of the sale object on
general principles to state landlord-
ism, and insist that the state needs
the taxes it would get from the lands.
In many case athat would amount to
almost as much as the present rent
als. The issue of taxing these lands
is an especially live one in localities
•■•■here the school lands constitute al-
would secure the insertion in the en-
aLltng act of the sort of a provision
on school lands that they wanted.
T noy would, of course, have preferred
a direct provision for the sale of the
land, but the enabling act passed the
entire matter up to the legislature,
* hlch was on the whole very satisfac-
tory to them. It 1b conceded that
wha ever legislation may be enacted in
the school laud question by the pre-
sent legislature will be reviewed by
the people, under the provisions of
tht initiative and referendum.
Only Case on Record.
Oklahoma was the only territory
that leased its lands before It became
a state. In other territories it was
just like the public domain not taken
for homesteads, it was common prop-
erty. At the time of the original set-
tlement of Old Oklahoma there were
of course many more homesteaders
that there were homesteads. Gover-
nor Steele promised some of those
who lost out that if they would settle
on the school lands and make perman-
ent Improvements, they would finally
own them as their homes, and it is
that promise that the present legisla
ture seems likel yto fulfill.
The leasing of the lands in ti:: iirst
place was really an accident. Judge
John C. Foster was a member of the
council in the first territorial legisla-
ture, and it was while he was figuring
on a memorial to congress for a s?)ccl-
flc grant of $50,000 to assist in organ-
izing schools in Oklahoma, as there
was practically no taxable property in
the territory at the time, that he hit on
the idea of raising money for the
schools by leasing the school lands.
He embodied that idea in his memorial
to congress, and It impressed the mem-
bers of the council so favorably that
it was passed unanimously by that
body. Very shortly afterward it wis
passed by the house and approved by
the governor, and before the end of
the session congress had given the
new territory all that It asked along
that line. Oklahoma whs the first and
only territory to be given the right t<
lease its school lands.
At first the territory realized com
paratively little from the leasing the
lands, but in the eighteen years of ter-
ritorial government It means millions
of dollars to the schools of Oklahome
and in the last few years the receipts
from that source have aggregated
close to half a million annually.
FOR SHORT HOURS
Want Eiirht Hour l)ay and Half Hull-
da) Saturday—lluildiug at a
Oklahoma City, April 1 — The union
carpenters in this city are out on a
strike and building is at a standstill.
The carpenters' union last night
overwhelmingly voted to force the de-
mand for an increase In the scale of
wages and for an eight-hour a day
schedule, with half holiday on Satur-
tentlons of retreating from their stand
agreed upon Sunday night, which
means under present conditions will
not meet the demand.
„OST — A pock<4* bill book contain-
ing $5 bill and notes and papers.
Finder please return the same to of-
fice of J. M. Bellamy and keep $5
bill as reward.
4-l-3t 8. J. Carpenter.
COUNTY WINS ALL
Every Case Cp to Date results iu Con-
viction or Boud Forfeiture
The cases on the docket in the coun-
ty court for violation of the prohibi-
tory law are being turned Into con-
victions as fast as they are given to
Last evening E. S. Johnson the Wal-
ter saloon keeper that never heard of
the prohibition law until the sheriff | ""d brulned tn the B^eup,
appeared and closed up his place of 8"-uck by "mberB and knocked
business was found guilty and given'for 1we'vp 'eel- His clothing become
a sentence of thirty days in jail and''Knl'"! a"'1 bnentei entirely from bis
a line of $50. The case has been ap-
Board of Agriculture Makes Contract
to <«et kansas State Binding
Twine for Farmers
Guthrie, Okla., April 1 — The state
board of agriculture has taken up the
question of binding twine with W. W.
Haskell, warden of the Kansas State
penitentiary, whose binding twine
plant has saved the great wheat state
to the north from the oppression and
financial ravages of the twine trust.
Cnder the territorial government this
department has been enabled during
the past two years to save many hun-
dreds of dollars to the small grain
growers of the state, but until this
year the Kansas twine plant has never
been enabled to fully meet the outside
demand. This year the board is able
to quote a rate of seven and a half
cents on pure Sisal twine in lots of
5000 poundb and upwards ,and eight
cents on orders of less than that num-
ber of pounds.
The grain growers can take this
matter up direct with the Kansas
plant, and the Oklahoma state board
will take pleasure in furnishing or-
der blanks aud envelopes to all appli
cants from among the grain growers.
Samples will also be furnished as long
as the supply lasts.
It is not only on the twine pur-
chased from the Kansas plant that I uost entire school districts, as is the
this action of the state board will ef-
fect a great saving to the farmers,
but all twine dealers will be compell-
ed to meet these figures by reason of
Farmers should take advantage of
this arrangement and place their or-
ders early so that they will not fall
victims of a "corner" that might oc-
cur later in the season after the sup-
ply of the Kansas institution becomes
Scientists in Session
Ann Arbor, Mich., April 1 — Annual
meetings of the Michigan Academy of
Science and the Schoolmasters' club
convened today at the University of
Michigan and will remain in session
until Saturday. The American Patho-
logical association will hold its con-
vention here the middle of the month
case in Lincoln county and some other
parts of the state.
Lessees Are a Factor
The school land lessees have a com-
pact and powerful organization in Ok-
lahoma and have been working to-
ward the present moment ever since
statehood seemed probable. Controll-
ing as they do nearly 40,000 votes,
they have become a powerful facto',
in the politics of the state and have
not hesitated to exercise thnt power,
iheir organization is political but non
partisan, and the lessees as a usual
thing vote for the man whom they be-
lieve to represent their interests, re-
gardless of party. That condition
helps to explain their strength in the
present legislature. The lessees' or-
ganization supported McGuire in all of
his campaigns for delegate to con-
gress, because they believed that he
OPENS UP TO-DAY
New Bank Opens With Splendid Line
of Customers—Ofticers Are
The Oklahoma State bank opened
for business this morning in the opera
house block with Cashier McLennan
and Assistant John Donald in charge
They have their certificate of guaran-
tee of deposits by the state on exhibi-
tion and have started off with a nice
line of deposits. Cashier McLennan
says, "We are well pleased with our
business for the opening day. Depos
itors were not exactly lined up at 9
o'clock this morning, but we have
opened a nice line of deposits and are
much pleased with the patronage our
first day has brought us."
The new bank has one of the best
locations in the city and strong finan-
cial backing outside of the fact that
the state is behind their deposits and
guarantees their payment. The Okla-
homa State bank promises to be one
of the largest financial institutions of
Touched Hit of Explosive With Match
and Terrible Havoc Was
Shawnee. Okla.. April 1 — Result-
ing from an explosion of a car of
powder on the M. K. & T. track, a mile
and a half east of here, at !* o'clock
this afternoon, Sam Kountz and WW
liam Bailey, employes of a raiiroafc
construction gang, and a little child
The contractors have signified no in- were fatally hurt, ten negroes were
Injured by flying timbers, one car was
blown literally into splinters, two>
other, cars were burned, the rai l road
track was torn up, and the country
for two miles around affected by the
Kountz. and Bailey were brought to
the jiospital here and the other injur-
ed are being cared for at the construc-
tion camp. Kountz is fearfully burned
and his body Ib almost a pulp result*
ing from the beating of timbers and
other hard substances that were scat-
tered in the explosion. Bailey is less
seriously injured, but received both
burns and bruises that probably will
result fatally. The baby will die of
blows received from flying timbers.
Kountz was in the car loading a part
of the consignment into a wagon.
Bailey was in the wagon. The lofcd
having been completed Kountz scrap^
ed up a handful of powder and play- V
fully touched it off with a match. Par-
ticles of the blaze were blown into
some hay that was packed between
kegs of powder and caused the igni-
tion of the entire remaining portion
of the consignment. The car was torn
to pieces and Kountz was both burned
pealed to the supreme court.
Will Adleman was found guilty th's
morning and given a thirty day jail
sentence and fined $75 for unlawfully
disposing of intoxicating liquor.
W. H. Stack was found guilty by
the jury this morning, but no sen-
tence yet made.
The "All Hale" case against Chris
Markeson resulted In a verdict of guil-
ty, the jury believing that "All Hale"
is within the scope of the prohibition
"All Hale" is a special brew put up
by the Val Blatz Brewing company
and claimed by them to be non-In-
toxicating and that its sale is not
prohibited by the Oklahoma law.
Many experts were placed on the
stand by both state and defense, some
testifying that "All Hale" was beer
and other that it was not. The verdict
of the jury of course shows what they
thought about it.
County Attorney Fain and Assistant
Jno. M. Young are making a vigorous
prosecution and it is evident that they
have seen there was plenty of evidence
at hand before complaint was filed.
There are 49 of these cases on the
docket and up to this time everyone
has resulted in the forfeiture of bond
The docket of Judge Wolverton in
the county court will be entirely tak-
en up by these cases until the last of
Ten negroes, who were working
near, were injured, some were burned
and other suffered both classes of in-
juries. The team of mules was killed
and the wagon blown to pieces and
burned, the powder that had been,
loaded in the wagon having exploded.
Remnants of the wrecked car began
burning along the track and the com-
missary car and two othe;s were de-
stroyed. The camp tents were blown
down and portions of them burned.
Pieces of the wrecked car were gath-
ered up 100 yards from the scene of
The car of powder had been ship-
ped to Shawnee and transferred to the
construction camp to be unloaded for
use in blasting. About two-thirds of
the consignment remained in the car
when the explosion occurred.
In Shawnee the shock resembled that
produced by an earthquake, and many
people were thrown Into a state of
intc se excitement believing an earth-
quake had come.
Annex to State Capitol
Newark, N. J., April 1 — An annex
to the state capitol at Trenton was
opened In Newark today, when Gov-
ernor Fort established offices In this
city, to be in charge of his son. The
governor will make occasional visits
to Newark, where he may be seen on
state business by those who find it
inconvenient to go to Trenton.
FIRST NATIONAL CONVENTION
POPULISTS CONVENE THURSDAY
Sew Postal Ruling iu Effect
Washington, April 1 — The famous
order of the postoffice department, re-
quiring that the second class or pound
rate.shall not apply to newspapers or
periodicals mailed to subscribers who
are in arrears, becomes effective to-
day. The order was aimed at the
cheap weekly and monthly mail order
journals, but it has aroused a storm of
protests from publishers of country
weeklies and small newspapers in all
sections of the country. Subscriptions
to daily papers, under this ruLe, must
be paid within three months, to month-
lies, within four months, and to week-
lies within a year.
Camera Shooters Meet
New York, April 1 — Delegations
from nearly all the cities and towns of
the state are in attendance at the
convention of the New York State Pro-
fessional Photographers' association,
opened here today. One of the most
elaborate photographic displays ever
seen in this country is on exhibition.
J. W. Bellamy returned this morn-
ing from Randlett.
St. Louis, April 1 — St. Louis will i on
have the honor of entertaining the
first national political convention u0
the 1908 campaign, the national i
sion of the people's party opaTtng
here tomorrow. Scores of prominent
populists arrived today and the hotel
lobbies are filled with talking and
gesticulating delegates. Unlike most
political conventions, lawyers are In a
minority among the delegates, the
larger portion of whom are farmers
and men engaged in small business.
The convention will be called to order
tomorrow in the Olympic Theatre.
Official headquarters have been estab-
lished at the St, James Hotel. It Is
expected that more than a thousand
delegates will be in the city when the
A lively discussion of the probable
candidates for the presidency is In
progress among the delegates today,
among those mentioned being Bryan.
Watson, Hearst and La Follette. Ne-
braska's delegation is instructed for
Bryan, and several other state dele-
gations apparently favor the Nebrask-
Thoma8 Watson, of Georgia, has
hundreds of admirers and his chances
of again being selected to head the
populist ticket are apparently very
good. There Is much talk of the nom-
ination of Senator Robert La Follette,
of Wisconsin, with the understanding
that he would be indorsed by the na-
tional convention of the Independence
league. It is unlikely that such action
will be taken, however, as it is stated
y J authority that La Follette
vts d refuse the honor.
fffhe populist platform is forecasted
in the convention call, which makes
the following announcement.
"Hope cannot be placed in the prom-
ises of either of the two old parties.
Both have entangling alliances with
the enemies of the government and
cannot make substantial progress for
reform in this generation. Thus, an
Independent party, free from preda-
tory affiliations, becomes necessary if
the potter of monopoly and privilege
is to be taken from the banks and
stock jobbers; if the rule of the people
is to be restored In our time. The
people's party opposes auy system
permitting any class of citizens to
paralyze the Industries and bankrupt
the industrious millions. To this end
the convention lias been called.
Rock Island Geld Notes
New York, April 1 -- Arrangements
have boen made with a firm of New
York bankers for the extension for one
year of the Chicago. Rock Island and
Pacific $6,000,000 secured gold notes,
maturing today, at 8 per cent per an-
Washington, April t — The senate
today confirmed the nomination of
Grant Victor to be United States mar-
shal for the eastern district of Okla-
homa, over whose nomination there
has been some discussion.
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Williams, J. Roy & Bixby, T. M. Lawton Constitution-Democrat (Lawton, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 2, 1908, newspaper, April 2, 1908; Lawton, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc119663/m1/1/: accessed October 25, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.