The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 5, 1907 Page: 1 of 6
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50 Cents a Year.
50 Cents a Year
THE ONLY SIMON-PURE DEMOCRATIC PAPER IN OKLAHOMA.
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER a, 1907
FORT SMITH AND WEST-
ERN PAPER IS HELD
Company Failed to Com-
plete Railroad to Guthrie
Within Contract Time.
The Oklahoma Su promt' court this
morning handed down a decision in
the appeal of U. ('. (Jims vs. the Fed
eral Trust company, in an opinion by
Justice Burwell, which affirmed the
judgment In the distil t court of
Ix>gpn county In favor of the Federal
Trust company in the sum of $500 on
a bonus note given hy Mr. (Juss to the
Fort Smith and Western railroad
five years ago and which note the
Fort Smith and Western road trans
ferred to the Federal Trust company.
This decision practically moans that
the citizens of Guthrie must pay $50,
4>00 in bonus notes given to the Fort
Smith and Western road about five
years ago and which were transferred
to the Federal Trust company. The
citizens have refused to pay these
notes on account of the road not be-
ing built into the city as per contract
time. The Federal Trust company
brought suit, against the twelve larg-
est. subscriber* on their bonus notes,
which ranged from $250 to $1,000. It
is eaid that the signers of notes
against whom suits have not been
tiled, either by the Fort Smith and
Western Railroad company or the
Federal Trust company, will not; have
to pay. because of the statutes of
limitations have run.
Fi'jhts Against Deportation.
in the case of the Territory vs
Wong Jim. the defendant was given
additional time to file papers. Wong
Jim is the Oklahoma City Chinaman
whom the Fed* rnl authorities are hav-
ing a time trying to deport, tie was
first tried be-fore Judge Burwell .it
Oklahoma City and appealed his case
to the Supreme court.
Chief Justice J. H. Hurford and
J-'stice Gillette e i h handed down an
opinion in the case of R. W. Higgins
Vs. J. G. Street, in which they afArm-
ed the decision of I he probate court, of
Oklahoma county. The suit involved
$7(.'0 in rents.
In an opinion by Justice Gillette tin
court also affirmed the decision of the
district court of Oklahoma county in
the case of Amelm M. Holt vs. A. II
Classen et al. The case is an old
litigation thai has been in Ihe courts
for years to quiet title on a piece of
property near Oklahoma City.
In an opinion by Justice Garber the
court affirmed the decision of the
district court of Comanche county in
ihe case of Robert Babe vs. the Ter-
Herrick Case Continued.
The Supreme court granted a con-
tinuance for the term in the cage of
C. 13. Herrick vs. the Territory, an
■appeal from Logan county, wherein
Herri' k was sentenced to serve three
years imprisonment on a charge of an
attack with intent to commit criminal
assault. The territory in this case
was given 1"' days additional time to
prepare and file its briefs.
The time for holding court in the
Second district, Judge Irwin, presid-
ing. were made. The new schedub
Cleveland county, at Norman. Sep-
tember 23; Custer county, at Arapaho,
October 13. A term of court was pro-
vided for Greer county at Mangum,
beginning November I.
In the Sixth district, Judge Pan-
coast presiding, court begins in Wood-
ward county at Woodward on Septem-
ber 9 «nd in Woods county at Alva on
In the First district, Judge Hurford
presiding, all court dates were coun-
termanded and a term provided for
Logan county at Gait brie, beginning
September 23. On the same date
court will begin in Grant county at
Pond Creek, in the Fifth (Ustrlct,
Judge Garber presiding. '
In Judge Hainer's district a special
ter mof court will bp held at Newkirk,
commencing September 9.
The following 'attorneys were admit-
ted to practi e: peter G. FVllerton
of Lawton, W. TI Jefferson of Guthrie,
Frank E. Ransdall of Gage. W. H.
Mouser of Gynd, Chas. A. Marr of
Guthrie. Ora J. l-ogan of Hobart, K.
Logan Garnett of Oklahoma City.
alwavs up io deviltry. The cit.v and
county authorities expended quite a
sum of money in investigating the
case, as well as giving their undi-
vided attention for two days and are
much chagrined over the outcome of
POPULATION OF CITY
I As Given Out by Hunt's Census
SUPPOSED VICTIM OP ; | nf II | k %|
i AUTOMOBILE DIES IN HOSPITAL I I \ i I j\
(By Asseciated Press.)
Philadelphia. Pa., Sept. 4.—Edward
J. Wall is, vice president of the Dal
ton Cigar Co.. died in a hospital here
today of injuries received Saturday in
GREATEST CHANGES IN
HISTORY OE NATION
YOUNG MEN FOR
Special Meeting to Be Held Tonight at
Probate Court Room.
The Haskell <1 :b will meet tonight
in special session at the probate
court room at 8 p. m. to make ar-
rangements to go to Oklahoma City
tomorrow evening to hear Bryan.
Every member is urged to be present.
Arrangements will be made for
tickets, badges, etc.
BOARD PITS CLAMPS
ON PAYNE COUNTY
The live stock sanitary board of
Oklahoma, in special session today,
took Una) action in establishing a
quarantine line between Payne county
and the counties of Logan and Nojne,
thus shutting Payne county off entire-
ly tVom any inspection privileges
whatever. An order was adopted
the board iwo weeks ago, placing th
county below the territorial quaran-
tine line becauseu of the combined
organization within the county to light
fever tick eradication.
This final action was taken by the
board today, however, upon receipt of
u communication from Dr. Leslie J.
Allen in charge of the Federal live
stock bureau in Oklahoma, stating
ihatehe had cut off the Federal inspec
tion of cattle from Payne'county for
inter-sta'e shipments and that unless
the territorial quarantine line was es.
tablished immediately between Payne
and the counties of Logan and Noble
it would be necessary to withdraw
Federal inspection also from these two
EASTERN STAR ADDRESSED
BY OKLAHOMA WOMAN.
(By Associated Press.)
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept.. I—The
twelfth 'ri-anuual convention general
of the Royal Grand Chapter of the
Hascteru Star opened today with three
hundred delegates from all parts of
the Union in attendance. Most
Worthy Grand Matron Mrs. Madeline
B. Conklin, of Oklahoma City, deliver-
ed an address. ,
CRAZE IS ON THE WANE.
(R\' Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. 4.—Teddy bear
makers struck yesterday against a re-
duction in wages.
MYSTERY ABOUT THE ALTON CASE
Continuance of Case Until September Starts Story
That Road is Still Graining Rebates.
Chicago, 111., Sept 4.—The Chicago j tice" was taken a;; indicative of new
and Alton railroad and its officials rebating discoveries that may involve
were, temporarily al least, denied ian 'he road and its officers. Judge? l^an-
Roosevelt Approves Action
of Secretary Which is
Based oil Pacific Trip.
New York. Sept. 4. The bigges'
shake-up in the history of the line of
the United States navy is now in pro-
cess of arrangement by the secretary
of the navy, who has the approbation
of President'Roosevelt in the plan as
outlined. Of the officers now com-
manding the eighteen battle ships to
take the long voyage from the Atlantic
bo the Pacific for a world-beating
cruise, only four captains now com-
manding ships will make the trip.
• The President and the secretary of
the navy had agreed to forward th
long desired plan of advancing young
men to the firing line and send their
elders to the rear. Of the eighteen
captains who will command and be
respansible for $100,000,000 worth of
armament and equipment to be sent
through the Straits of Magellan,
fourteen will be men younger than
the cap'alns now In command. The
following captains will hold their ships
and make the trip: Potter of the Ver-
mont. V reel and of tile Kansas, Osier-
hauiR of the Connecticut, and Wain-
wright of the Louisiana.
Capt. McCrea, commanding !• «•
Georgia may also keep bis command
The change "in the commanders of
the shiiis at this time has s« far ad-
vanced and so much of detail of ll^
plan has I < come known in the line of
the navy that there is no other topic
of conversation among the officers of
the fleet which Admiral Evans will
take to the Atlantic and Pacific. I'
was said today by a naval officer of
high rank that the plan was to i ut on
shore duty all captains who had
reached an age where they could not
expect to ho advanced to rear admiral-
ships and to serve two years before
"There are plenty of rear admirals,"
said this officer, "but they are close
to Uie age of <52. when they will have
to retire The plgn seems to be to
keep younger men in command of the
big ships, advance them to the grail
of rear admiral and have them in the
service a longer time at that grade.
It seen** to be the wisdom of the Pres-
ident and secretary of war to push th
young men forward, and, although
it will cause regret, perhaps at this
time, it •may prove advantageous in
time * f trouble.'
The Federal census as announced
last night gives Guthrie 12.op i
I at ion. with a total population in Lo-
gan county of o0,707, an in< i a. o In
the county ol 4.14 1 of 1$.< per cent
since 1900. Other towns in tin county
have population as follows:
Coyle Cr< cent I I
274. Marshall 364. Meridian 91. Mul
hall 413. Oilando LMi-, and Seward 16:*.
Municipal townships in Logan coun-
ty show as follows:
Antelope, including Langston town.
1,061; Hear Creek, including Merid-
ian. JMN; Bismark, 581; Cedar, *>31;
Crseeent, including Crescent City,
1,726; Guthrie 12,593; Iowa. 1,1.j ;
Iron Mound, 735; Lawrie, 771; Mar-
shall, including Marshall village. 878;
Mulhall, including Mulhall vilagc,
1.190; North Cimarron, including
Coyle, 1,031; Oak View, S30; Orlondo.
including Orlondo village, S78; llose
Hill, 749: Seward, including Seward
village. 947: South Cimarron. I.oju;:
Spring Creek, 5S.">: Springer, 719;
Springvale. 714; and Woodland. 793.
The population of Coal county. I T
is 15. 58r . and of the towns within
the countv as follows:
Coalgate, 2,921; Lehigh, 2,188; Phil-
Mayes county has 11.064 population,
with towns a« follows:
Adair. 340; Choteau, 344 and Pryor
Municipal townships in Mayes coun-
ty show a population as follows:
Adair, including Adair town. ',473;
Bryan, 983: Center, 1,102; Choteau, In
eluding town of Choteau, 1.197; I lo-
gan, including Pryor -Creek, 1.970;
MaziTv 1,290; Rider, 1,050; liiver,
1,327, and Saline, 627.
Municipal townships in Coal county
show as follows:
No. 1, 1.040: No. 2. 1.901; No. 3.
638; No. 4. 1.626; No. 5, 1.192: No. <1.
ST 7; No. 7. 1.661: No s, including Phil-
lips town, 1,506; No. 9, including Coal-
gate town. 2,92 : No. 10. including
Lehigh town. 2,188.
GIN RIOTING AGAINST
JEWS IN RUSSIA
SMUGGLING ON VAST
SCALE h NKW YORK
CEMETERY THE SCENE
OF FIERCE ONSLAUGHT
I a mysterious manner. He was found
1 on a road near his home wlthhis skull
U-rushed. It is believed he was struck
I by an auto.
INTO RECEIVER'S HANDS.
(By Associated Press )
New York, Sept. 4. A nveiver was
appoited today for the Union Iron and
Steel Co.. by Judge Skean In the Fed-
eral court. The company is capitaliz-
ed at two millions and owns furnaces
and manufacturing plants in several
of the souther stat« s.
i KNOCKED HIS WIFE
THROUGH A WINDOW.
.. Sept. 4.
Id of 101:
Police l\lulc Spectators When
Mob Attacked Victims
insas Cit.v Kan., per-
ig dresses with hue
kes, against her husband's wishes,
• two had an ar nment l i t night.
hUh r< tilted in Mrs. Uradtield he-
| ii< : thrown through a window pane.
She was cut about the back but not
dangerously. Uradtield was arrested
New York, Si pi. i. rn the arrest
Iculay of \Y T. H rdy and Huston
Baldwin, dressmakers of Ibis city, the
police believe they have uncovered a
syndicate of smugglers who within
th«' last three years have brought into
tihs pori more than a million dollars
worth of d uitable goods. The men
were arrested while trying to smuggle
valuable ljces into this country.
Odessa, Sept. 4 -The Black Hun-
dreds began rioting here today, alleg-
ing that the Jews were responsible
for the explosion of the bomb in tin-
court yard of the central policy sta-
tion here Saturday nironing. resid -
ing in the deaths of an artillery offi-
cer and four policemen, although It
was stated at the time tha the bomb
was accidentally dropped by an officer
The rioters ran throng the streets in-
habited by Jews, and shooting promis
eously right and left. Several were
killed and injured.
The mob indulged in other brutal
assaults and beat down many victims
with flexible rubber sticks. The Jew-
ish cemetery, when1 thousands of
Jews were praying at the graves out-
side of the city, was the scene of a
fierce onslaught by members of the
11 lack Hundreds, who shot down many
of the mourners wltr revolvers. A
paniOc broke out in the cemetery, and
many persons were injured in the wild
rush to escape the vengeance of the
Among the ki t d are a Jewish
ar >r a id a gill, a.jtil 1while the
wounded include two children, each
about four years of age, and ti man of
To. A majority of the wounded re-
fused to be taken to a hospital as they
feared 'lie Black Hundreds would in-
vade the hospital and attack them
there. During this attack, which lasted
several hours, the police were Impas-
sive spectators and made no arrests.
LIABLE TO A FINE.
Highinore, S. !>.. Sept. 4.—The com-
mon council of this city has passed
an ordinance forbidding "spoony
couples" from flirting in public places
under penalty of a fine or imprison-
ment. The mayor approved the act.
The ordia ice provides that "It
shall be unlawful for male and female
persons to loiter on the steps of any
ch rch, public building, or doorway j
of any store foi the purpose of visit-
ing, eating candy or peanuts, or in
any street, alley or vacant lot, or I
other obs tire place, for the purpose |
of flirting in the evening."
HARD I'RESSKD l*Y PUR-
SUERS TIIRNS REVOLY
ER |ON SELF
DIED RATHER THAN
SUBMIT TO CAPTURE
Second Robber in New York
Escapes After Having
PASSENGER CLAWED BY
CAT HURLED AT HIM.
Reading, Pa.. Sept. 1 -An unknown j
person grabbed a Maltese cat hy the :
tall as a passenger train was passing!
north of Perkiomen Junction on the
Reading road last night and threw
the frightened anlltnal through the
window of one of the coaches.
Herbert Houck, of this city, was
seated directly In front rtf the window
and was struck in the face by the cat
He sustained lacerations hy being
clawed and by flying pieces of the
: I atte ed window pane The cat was
tei I- t'rij.li! m I and began running
about he car, almost causing a panic
among the passengers. The animal
was hased off of the train at the next
STORY OF DROWNING
WAS A PIPE DREAM
Young Patton, the Kclaetr,
However, Showed the Mak-
ing of a Romancer of the
expected immunity bath before Judge
The pro codings were such as lo
s rprlse and startle the Alton officials.
All indication ; pointed to either Judge
Laud|s or United States District. A'-
torney Sims having taken the bit. in
dis ordered continuance until Sep-
tember 24 and the grand jury sum-
moned to the service against the rail-
road growing out of the Standard Oil
hearing was instructed to take an-
other recess and to report again in
Judge Laudis' court room at 10 a. ni.
his teeth and defied the orders of on September -4
United States Attorney General Bona-. District Attorney Sims had in his
parte and the Department of Justice pocket at th • time of his unexpected
not to prosecute the Chicago and Al- motion a letter from Attorney Gen-
ton and its officials out of gratitude
for the testimony they gave. This
testimony made possible the $29,240 -
(MH> fine against the Standard Oil
There were indications that despite
a promise of immunity hy previous
administration^ District Attorney
Sims was determined to prosecute the
A sirpriiin* ctatete&at made by the
Federal attorney that a situation has
arisen that makes it highly desirable
in my'judgment that I submit cec*
tain facts to the Department of Ju*-
eral Bonaparte revealing that the Al
ton was promised immunity in the
Standard Oil cases by former Attorney
General Moody, and former District
Attorney Morrison. He was expected
to read his letter to the court, ask
that the special grand jury be ad-
journed and have the • atr. dismissed
Instead. Mr. Sims rose and made
this surprising announcement to the
"In compliance • with the suggestion
of the court, made at the timo cf
(Continued on pase tour)
It has developed that yesterday's
sensation ol three small colored boys
throwing their companion into the
Cottonwood river Saturday morning
and drowning him was all i pipe
dream of I .'.-year old John PaHen, also
colored, who declared that he saw
ihe act done and saw Amiel YVigiey
the Ill-year old boy in Question,
Wigley came up from Oklahoma
City last, night, on Santa Fe train No.
II*. safe and sound and says he le ver
saw the Patten bqy or the three boys
whom the Patten bov accused of
drowning him on Saturday, at all.
Wlglev gives a very peculiar storv
about bis going to Oklahoma. He
says he was at the Santa Pe coal
chute in '.hp south yards iust before
Santa Fe train No. 17, due here at
j 11:05 arrived, and- ti big, black man
said to him: "Here. kid. take this
] $1.50 aud hike out of town," and Wig-
j ley did.
i Me says Oklahoma City is a good
i place and that he would have stayed
Only that, he heard they were dyna-
miting the river for his body at Guth-
rie and had tfiree boys arrested for
The story of the Patten lad, told
to the county aud city authorities
yesterday, appeared to ho truthful,
was circumstantial in every wav
and he could no1 br muddled n cro&r
examination The off! vet o di
believe the Itories of both Wigley ar.3
the Patten lad ar.d say there is atil! a
I mystery behind the cast. The lad.
1 belong to a bad gang of pickaninnies
ROAD OFFICIAL GIVES
OI'FENSE TO STRIKING
IS "PERNICIOUSLY ACTIVE"
Believe lie lias Been Help-
ing Western Union
Los Angeles, Oal . Sept. 4.—At. a
meeting of the striking telegraphers,
strong resolutions were adopted,
which, it is claimed, may mean lobor
trouble for the Santa Fe railroad over
its entire system.
II is said by the strikers that the
Santa Fe assistant superintendent of
telegraph here, H. C Chase, has been
"perniciously active" in his support
of the Western Union Telegraph com-
pany since the strike was inaugurated
a month ago. It is said Chase him-
self was working at a key at the local
Western I'nion office tan hour or two
after the strike was called and that
he is now and continued so to work
at "all hours of the day and night"
when his duties as assistant superin-
tendent of telegraph of the Santa Fe
will permit. <aud that he has "allowed"
his night and day forces in the local
general office to work night and day,
respectively, at the Western Union
The telegraphers claim that the
Santa Fe is about one-half organized
in the Order of Railroad Telegraphers
and that if President Ripley and
Superintendent of Telegraph Gaunt of
Topekia do not * aV:e action they will
bring their influence to bear ith the
latter order, National Order of Hall-
way Telegraphers, to 0211 6ut their
men on the Santa Fe.
PLUCKY GIRL FIGHTS
THREE HOLD-IP MEN
Young Woman Struggles for
Five Minutes With Robbers
Who Attack Her on tier
I'llIcuku, III.. Kepi. I. Miss Alta
King, IS years old, a stenographer em-
ployed a I. 18* Jackson boulevard,
fought for more than live minutes
with three robbers to retain posses-
sion of her purse, containing $'!, when
she was stopped shortly after H o'clock
last night at Halsted street and
Miss King was on lier way home,
and after leaving a North Halsted
street, ar was attacked by Ihe rob-
bers as she stepped on the sidewalk.
One of the men snatched at the hand-
bar. in which she carried her purse,
and at the same time the other two
seized her about the waist.
Striking the man in front of her
with her Iwg, Miss King for a moment
disconcerted the robbers, aud before
they realized it she had freed herself
from their grasp and run. The men
overtook her, and Ihe struggle lasted
for several minutes, until the plucky
young woman sank exhausted at the
feet of her assailants.
The robbers then snatched the
hondbag from Miss King, and after
taking the purse and money it con-
tained. escaped. The girl after re-
gaining her strength walked to the
police station, where lie reported the
robbery. She declared that the men
attacked her before the car she had
left had moved more than 100 feet.
CAN'T EAT MONEY ORDER.
Young Swede is Unable to Cash Pap^r
He Got From Home.
New York. Sept. 4.—An unusual
case came to the attention of the
police lust night when they found
Richard Reynolds, a young Swedish
blacksmith, who came here from
Watertown. N. Y., to see Prince Wil-
helm, wandering about the streets in
a starving condition, despite the fact
that he had a money order for $10.50.
The order reached Reynolds Sunday
and he could not, get It cashed.
Reynolds, who had eaten nothing
since Friday, wandel ed about until
nigh* whe > nearly m?ane from hun
get he appe aled to the-" police He
was taken to a restaurant, where he
ute ravenously, and will be eared for
until hs can g6t his order cashed and |
start for home.
DEVLIN COAL LANDS
BROUGHT LOW PRICE
Lyndhurst., N I . Sept. 4.—Caught
in the act of robbing a store, two men
were arrested this morning about 5
o'clock l Policeman t^eorge Cassidy,
and he started with them to the sta-
tion ho . e On the way the two men
protested their innocence, but Cassidy
refused lo rele ,e them, whereupon
one of them pulled a revolver, and be-
fore the i>olic( uian was able to check
him or grab the weapon the prisoner
pressed it against the officer's breast
and Hied. Cassidy dropped dead on
the spot, and tho two men ran away.
The noise of the shooting aroused
persons in the neighborhood and they
gave chase after the two men. who
are believed to have been Italian
The two men separated, one of them
making for the Passaic river, thinking
In would be able to cross it. some-
where and get away. When tho pur-
suing crowd got too close to him he
would turn and tire a shot at them,
hnt his aim v;e* poor and no one was
hit by tin bullets.
TI fugitive ran along tho swamps
nt i' tie- river trying to find a place to
get across to Passaic county, and af
ter about twenty mlnlutes' running
through the mud and slime he became
exlmusied, and, rather than submit to
eapt n*. he used the last cartridge in
ih< revolver to kill himself, and Just
as the foremost of the pursuers reach-
ed him he died. His companion
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago, 111., Sept. 4.—Receiver
Walter Reeves sold at public auction
yesterday at Marquette, Illinois, the
Devlin coal mining properties con-
sisting of seventy-six hundred acres
of soft coal lands, one hundred houses
and two mine shafts. The considera-
tion was two hundred and twenty
thousand dollars. This is only twenty
thousand dollars in excess of one
quarter of the receivers' appraisal at
the tlisle of the sensational failure of
IOWA M. E. CONFERENCE.
(Hy Associated Press.)
Burlington, la.. Sept.. 4. Many dele
gales, both clergy and laymen, are
here to take part in the annual ses-
sion of the Iowa conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church. The con-
ference will be in session here during
the next five or six doys, Bishop
FRISCO BRIBE GIVER
GETS 5-VEAR SENTENCE
(By Assocla ed Press.)
San Francisco, Oa!., Sept. 4.—Louis
(111. vice president of the Pacific
State. Telephone and Telegraph com-
pany, onvicted of having bribed
Supervisor Lonergan lo vote against
the granting of a franchise lo tho
Homo Telephone company, today was
sentenced to live years I m prison men t
in the state penitentiary at San Quen-
TANK OF GASOLINE EXPLODES,
(By A: (Kv.ated Press.)
New York. Sept I The explosion
f l a lank of gasoline in the cellar of
a burning building in Havemeyer
street, Brooklyn, today seriously in-
jured live firemen, two of whom will
CHIEF PORTER, REMARKABLE MAN
Well Known Figure in Washington, Friend of Mil*
ley and Admired by Roosevelt.
8p« eial to Daily Leader.
Muskog< e, 1. t., Sept. I Pleasant
Porter, chief of the Creeks who died
yesterday morning at. Vinita, loft his
home- in Muskogee Monday night for
Crocker, Mo., where h« was a defend-
ant in a suit for $.10,000 damages
brought by A. P Murphy, former
member of congress from the Six-
teen h district, because he dismissed
Murphy who had a contract as nation-
al counsel for the Creeks.
He was stricken 011 the train and
taken ofT at Viuita. The body was
brought to this place last 1 Ight. This
afternoon a special train was run
from Muskogee to Wealaka, the coun-
try home of the dead chief, where he
will be buried beside members of his
family who have gone before. The
funeral will be under the direction of
the Masons and Elks. Chief Porter be-
ing a member of both orders
Chief Porter a remarkable man
He was boru and reared in th ' Creek
nation ne-ir Coweta. During the Civil
war he espoused 'he -mse et the Con
fedejacy. enlisted as a private and
rc^e to the rank of generaJ.
When the • ar was •over he returned
to bis home. All was desolation.
Everything had been devastated in his
absence. He commenced all over
again. He fenced and improved his
pre:,cut farm at Wealaka au«i com-
nione- ti to till the land. Ho stood for
progress in his nation always and II.
was due alnn t entirely to him that
the Creek school system was estab-
lished. He was elected a member of
tho House of Kings as soon as be was
old enough t.o become a member. In
1889 he was elected principal chief and
re-elected in 19U3.
Chief Porter was a well known fig-
ure In Washington. An intimate
friend of President McKUiley, admired
by President Roosevelt and referred
to 011 the floor of the senate as the
"greatest living Indian," by members
in debate—"the peer of any man here'*
he acquired national acquaintance
As chief of the Creeks he drew
$2,000 a ^ar salary md spent more
than that mount on the needy of his
peopls lu late years he heoame
wealthy. A week ago in discussing his
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The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 5, 1907, newspaper, September 5, 1907; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc121828/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.