The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 26, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 24, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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THE ONLY SIMON PURE DEMOCR ATIC PAPER IN OKLAHOMA
liUTUlvlli, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY SKI'TK.MHBR 24 1008
l-'LIMSAY GROUND UPON
SHUFFLES AND DODGES
Now Denies That He Made
Speeches in Oklahoma Ex-
(By Associated Press.)
Columbus, O., Sept. 23.-
charged Governor Charles N. Haskell
wrongfully, It was because Charles B.
Squire gave me his name."
Frank S. Monnett, former attorney
general or Ohio today made this state-
ment on the private car of Win. I
Bryan, en route from Prospect, Ohio,
to Columbus. Monnett declared, how-
ever, he could uot exonerate Haskell
from charges that had been made that
he was n party to the $500,000 bribe
fund of the Standard Oil company, nor
could he condemn him. "All that I
have against Haskell," he said, "i>
hearsay evidence, ami I have suggest
ed that if the case were presented t<
a graud Jury it would be showi
whether Haskell had been wrongl'ull.v
Monnett denied that he had mad*
speeches in Oklahoma exoneralinj
Haskell, but that in fairness to tie
governor lie had stated the facts at
they had come to him and said that ii
the charges were proved lie would re-
turn to Oklahoma at his own expense
and denounce him.
In justice to Governor Haskell, Mon-
nett stated thai the governor had re-
peatedly asked an opportunity to dis
prove the charge, and had been sub-
poenaed to appear before the examiner
who was taking testimony in the
Standard Oil hearing, but that he did
not so appear because the court had
ordered quashing of the testimony.
"I threatened to arrest Squires if he
did not give me the names of the par-
ties to the proposition, whereupon he
mentioned Prank Rockefeller, Fred B.
Squires and Charles X. Haskell, of
Monnett said further that Governor
Haskell, "phoned, wired and wrote,"
asking opportunity to exonerate him-
self and that Governor Haskell was
the only one of the three men who
Id. "He said at that time," .Monuett
tid, "that lle'ie was a W. (' Haskell,
'who trained with the bunch,' to use
his own words, and lie ai that time
held some public office in Washing-
ton. That was the first intimation I
had received that there might be .
mistake in the Haskell alleged to have
figured in the case."
Roosevelt Preparing Reply.
(By Associated Pre.' )
Washington. I). Sept. I'll. The
president is preparing answer to Bry-
i telegram which was received on
his arrival from Oyster Bay last night.
The Reply will be lengthy and prob-
ably will be made public tonight.
What Chairman Mack Says.
(By Associated Press.)
New York, Sept. «:5.—Chairman
Mack, of the Democratic national com-
mittee, said today that if the same
evidence was produced against Gov-
ernor Haskell as was produced against
Senator Foraker, he would expect the
treasurer to act as Foraker did. but
that no evidence of such character
had been adduced up to the present
Gave Showmen a Smoker.
Owing to the threatening weather
last evening the Elks did not initiate
candidates, but held a social session
in honor of the visiting members be-
longing to the Ringling Brothers'
show. A buffet luncheon was served
and a smoker held. About thirty of
the show members attended.
mo To em Kt
'f!J mxymj WILL
But. This wiuu
happtrt Nov IV
MY CHANGE BIDING PLANS
It may he th
completed, may Ik
been hoiiip talk o
end of hotli wing:
i Iginully planned
I The proposed ( hang.
, two partitions, otle ;i< i
i of the building, near tli
tear out all other par
the plans of the < i>u
now about one«tli|rd
ie changed. There Iihs
dI changing the west
the building pr-
ge is to extend
< r ss each wing
t end and
: the west end of each
square room for the aci
the supreme court and ti
WATER AND FIRES
ADD TO LOSS
immlssion. The council will dlscuHs
'tiie change at the special meeting to
j be held this week to thrash over again I
i he paving matter
STATE FUNDS IK STATE BUNKS1
FIRST OF THREESFEKCH-
MAKING TRIPS BEFORE
MANY CREEKS HAVE
DRIED UP COMPLETELY
Abell's big clothing special contin-
es to draw the good dressers.
The 212 members of the Kansas City
Vutomohile club which are now tak-
ng their annual outing tour, will he
;uests of the capital city tonight. The
tarty left Kansas City Saturday morn-
ing in thirty-one touring cars for an
•ight day trip between Kansas City
ind Oklahoma City. The party arriv-
ed in Oklahoma City tonight where
hey were entertained at a banquet
by the Oklahoma City Automobile
•iub. The party left Oklahoma City
his afternoon and expect to make the
t2 miles to Guthrie in three hours,
flicy are scheduled to arrive ;i( 5:30.
The club will journey between Okla-
loma City and Guthrie by way of N:i
The sad effect tae Dutch lltiiiiatuni will have on Castro.
i ~ . ~
the state penitentiary at hard labor'
i on a grand larceny charge.
Ben Richey, coloied, who was found
guilty of slashing his sweetheart Pearl
Pearson, with a knife, was sentenced
, to two months In the county jail.
1 .Morris Bennett, a well known crim-
inal character, was given two years in
the penitentiary on a burglary charge.
C. D. Custer, convicted on a grand
larceny charge and who. it is said, is
wanted on a murder charge in Ken-
tucky, was given a two years' sen-
tence in the state penitentiary. In
each of these cases motion for new
trials were overruled by the court.
Clarence Gets His.
District Judge A. H. Huston yester-
day sentenced Clarence Barnett to one ,
rear in the state penitentiary, the de-
fendant having entered a plea of
guilty to the charge of holding up a
1 Mr. Muller at the Rock Island station
• several weeks ago. Barnett was ar-
rested by the police within a short
. time after the crime was committed.
Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky
Suffering From Extreme
j According to figures from the state
.treasurer's office, the amount of state
funds held by nation il banks lias fallen
off $26.".,ft#0.7:i since December If), 1007.
I This includes bulb secured and unse
|cured national banks. The figures
show that on December 15, one month
after statehood, the amount of state
funds in national hanks was $7s 1,*J2
and iu state banks $140,407.07. On
September I, there was in national
banks the sum of $4!)5,261.3G and in
state banks 950.24.
FIGURES IN GEORGE AOE'S
(By Associated Press.)
Chicago. Ill . Sept. 215.—Generally
fair tonight and Thursday.
1TKIKS CANCELS #15 DATE
Aaron S. Watkins, of Ada. Ohio,
vice-presidential nominee of the Pro
/ilia and Cashion. The local autorao- . hihition party, who was billed to de-
die club left here in three cars at 2 ijv,M- an address here tomorrow even-
•'dock for Navina to meet the tour- |nBt wju not be present. The I'rohibi
sis and welcome them to the capital tionists have cancelled all their speak-
•ity. Mr. MelOlhenney's. I. M. Brooks' j„K dates in the new state 011 account
nid Mr. Deri's cars will be used in , ()f ||H, failure of the party to get their
he trip. electoral ticket on the state ballot. Mr.
The tourists will remain here over Watkins was also billed to speak in
light, leaving for .Marshall early to- oklahoma City. He is well known to
morrow morning on their way back o many Oklahonians as lie was a former
Kansas City A smoker will be given .Methodist minister in Ohio. The pro-
file Kansas t'ity club by the niercii- hibltionlsts vote in the last general
ants in the Klks quarters. | election was 1,500, but the prohibition
The Kansas City Star gives a cup [ > ), ,iders clnim that they would have
SMS Pistil POLITICAL
CONTEST MEANS EITHER
flUSTERLITZ 0R WATER-
LOO FOR NEGRO.
, Kvansville, Ind., Sept. 23.—The
drought iu Southern Indiana, Southern
Illinois and Western Kentucuy Is be-
coming serious, ami in many sections;
wells, cisterns, ponds and creeks have
I dried up. Partners are greatly alarmed :
over the situation, and in many cases)
have been compelled to orrow water.
This is the sixth week of the drought,
which breaks all records In this see
tion of the country. Many creeks in
Spencer. Warrick and Pike counties
Imv,. dried m, ,-oiii| leU.|y. an,I farmer* A„ pers01,g who are golng t0 B,
have been forced to haul water for ' , 0|, ..„oosll.,.8- Special" to-
many miles tor their stock. I he dust morrow are requested to meet at the
on the public r a<ls in Pike and Gibson Retailers' office tomorrow morning :i<
j counties is said to be 1- inches deep, y o'clock sharp and join in the pa-
aud farmers refuse to drive to town ; rude which wj,| be headed by the
except under most urgent eireum- j and will march to the train. The
stances Corn is burning up, and for j special will leave here at 8:20 a. m.
the past week farmers have been uti \ large number of tickets have been
able |o break ground for fall wheat Upid, for which we thank the loyal
sowing. 'boosters of Guthrie. We trust that
There are hundreds cf hay fever pa I aniny more will make up their minds
t louts iu lOvansville. and there has to join on this trip and assist in mak-
been ;i continual exodus of such people; ing a good showing and "boost." for
from the city for the past two or three ; the best city in Oklahoma.
Weeks. A. O. FAKQUHARSON,
The Ohio river at this point Is at its President,
lowest stage iu many years. Both the W. A. IiAYSON, Secretary.
Louisville and Paducah steamers have -,w
tied up, and <.nly the smaller boats an
able to run. Many of the side streams \ PlyLN
of the Ohio are now without water OliLII
Lumber and log men along Green and j
the winning ear in the rae<
The Kansas City "Wonder" car is
in the lead yet with 1087 points. Two
of the ears were out of the race when
the party reached Wellington, Kas.,
The club expects to arrive iu Kan-
sas City Saturday night.
(By Associated Press.)
The residence of Mrs. M. A. Horn-
be rger, corner First street and Vilas
avenue, was burglarized last night be-
tween 7 and 8 o'clock while Mrs.
Hornberger had gone to the postoffice.
leaving her house open. The resi-
dence is but two blocks from the main
part of the city. Mrs. Hornberger's
handbag containing $-51 In money, an
endorsed check for $11 and several pa-
pers were taken. The papers were
found by the police in the back yard.
The articles stolen were left on the
table In the dining room.
Three houses were also burglarized
est wind, rain and hail storm in years on West Logan avenue last night. I lie
. n.i o ,.<i„„ 1,*v-d officers have no clue to the robbers,
passed over this section between o.. "
and 9 o'clock last night. Damage to I
property is confine:! to El Ken,), so
far as reported, and consists princi-
pally of the destruction of small build- I
lings, tents and other property belong
ing to the Parker Amusement com
I pany. which * pened here yesterday a> l
Mr. Krlitor: The contest between ! P°"'l ''vera are unable to get their logs)
ii., ... ... ... , .1;,; . ISvatisville. Assistant Attorney General W. C.
u ^ (' I1' ( A special from Jasper, ind., says that j Reeves today holds in an opinion to
ends Nov. .inl. next will prove either the Patekii river at that place is prac-J J. B. Thompson, chairman of the Dem-
an Austerlitz or a Waterloo for the lically dried up ami fish daily come to i ocratlc state committee, that where
negro race in America. It will provet'he surface of what water remains to I towns have been made cities of the
whether lie is capable of v ting as! breathe. Water has become so scarce j first class by proclamation ol the gov-
reason and his best interests dictate or at Jasper that the street sprinkler can ernor after the time for registration
whether, as usual, he is su ave,I bv he used but once a (lay. A few nights | had expired, the slate election board
blind sen'.lmeni ami unreasoning praju «< three trains on the Southern rail-1 would allow the voters of such citi'S
DHDPI IDC IDC inmil iPTIlir Thai man has failed to notice «>ftd *ere tied up at BoonvlUe, Ind., *11 to regfater for the «eneral election dur-
□ uHbLRnb flnt AbAlll Au I IVt the signs of the times who iloeg noi night, as the pond al De Forest, where Ing the month ol October.
see that it is dangerous to the negro' |ralns generally take water, went dry
f r liiin to longer foster race solidity in
tor Big Reception a!
(By Assodatod Tress.)
Cincinnati, Sept. 23.-—Candidate
Taft today began the first of three
speech making trips he is to accomp-
lish before election day. He left Cin-
cinnati this morning in a special train
and will reach Chicago in time to ad*
dress a meeting there tonight, mean-
time he will attend at Brook, Ind., this
afternoon a unique political rally.
George Adc has arranged the details
of the meeting, which will be 011 his
farm, and is to have barbecue and en-
tertainment features. . The candidate
will make a short speech. The trip is
to extend to Fargo, N. D., 011 the north,
Denver 011 the west, and St. Louis ou
polled 15,000 votes this year on ac-
count of the dispensary issue coming
up at the election.
political contests. It is folly to as-
sume that elections are held every
four years to give the negro a chance
(C01G1 ued on Page &.)
AT EL RENO
Special to Dally Leader,
El Reno, Okla..' Sept. L':i.--The hard-
Wilmington, Dela., Sept. 2il.—The ., fcature of the home products show-
eastern span of the Baltimore Ohio , The damage Is approximately $10,000. |
Tents, poles, lumber, fixtures and
paraphernalia were swept along the!
streets by a gale from the north that ( ol. J. J. .McAlester, member of the
seemed to swoop upon the city in an ! Oklahoma corporation commission,
freight train was passing over It, and instant ami with ut warning. A blind • leaves here next Tuesday with ^,l<"
the locomotive and fifteen cars were ing torrent of rain anil a fusllnde ol "«'v 'ieneral West and (■. A. Ilenshau.
1 , , I Sceril tliousm,I counsel for the corporation comuns-
dnshed into the river below. William haiI n.n.m,,..m ^ for Si. I.ouis to aneml the liitc-
liundreils were 'Irencli ! state Coniniercc commission session
could reach shelter and Attorney (emeral Wes,
1 has several cases to come before the
I commission at this time in regard to
which gave way was being ropairou. ,etones. Interstate freight rales. From Si.
— I l>ouis the parly &.> to Washington, I).
where they attend the national
11 convention of the railroad men which
J convenes 011 October ti. Chairman
I l,ova Will hold sessions in different.
railroad bridge over the Susquehanna
river at Perryville, Md... collapsed
this morning while an oastbouni
Wilson, a watchman, Injured, may die.
It Is believed 110 other trainmen were
Injured. The section of the bridge
iu a single day.
Ft rest fires have been raging for the
past ten days in Point township, In
Posey county, Ind , and thousands of
acres of land have been burned over.
The fire started in the vicinity of Rac-
coon pond, and all efforts t > stop its
progress have railed. I11 Kvatiivllle
the atmosphere is heavy with black
smoke. Several forest fires are re
ported to have been raging for the
past week in parts of Western Ken-
tucky and Southern Illinois.
J. J. Donalioe is down from Mulhall.
Republicans Become Active.
Chicago, 111., Sept. 23.-Wit.li the ar-
rival 01 William Howard Taft In Chi-
cago tonight for the opening speech
of his western tour at Orchestra liali.
the party managers will pull the throt-
tle open and will hit up an express
train clip for the closing six weeks of
The national leaders are not at all
hesitant in disclosing that the cam-
paign subscriptions so far received
fall far short of expectations.
I11 waiting until the last five or six
weeks of the campaign before opening
up under full steam, the national man-
agers are following out the policy they
decided on soon after the national
convention, when the conclusion was
reached that In view of the factional
disturbances In many of the statos
over primary elections it would be ex-
pedient to wait until the end of Sep-
tember before starting the hurrah. The
factional fight in West Virginia is ex-
pected to be settled tomorrow, and as
soon as a compromise is struck on the
governorshipno mination In that state
the last of the state wars will be at
Hughes to Supplement Taft.
Mr. Taft will be supplemented o*
the stump before the end of the month
by (lov Charles K. Hughes, of New
York, who will speak in Ohio, Indi-
ana and Illinois 011 September 28, 29
and :i0. and again in the trans-Missis-
sippi states during the week begin-
ning October 5, and by James S. Sher-
man, the vice-presidential nominee,
who speaks with Senator Beveridge, of
Indiana, in Chicago 011 September' M
(J. T. Bryan, superintendent of live and then proceeds eastward, while
[stock inspection ot the state board of! Senator Beveridge goes northwest «n
! agriculture, has returned from the j a long tour. With these
meeting of lhv stock sanitary officials! on the enemy and a fellne^°"bl.^.j
iind stati ^ that on the Democratic strongholds schtd-
! ;i^^:a:l;;;ie";iiI<,,i:ai,;,:;o vr,; i uw-ci;^
| the federal (|„arantine line in Oklalio- ^ eletytlotnhey^'r« confident criticism
L °'"y b,lt
ever, in the saving of the "open sea-
! justify the result.
Georae Ade's Blowout.
under w ilch cuttle may ! ■ ship- ■ ,nd 8 u 2a.-au the fore-
hied from south of the line on Inspec fr'om mlleg uroull(j ti„, country
I tion between November 15 and .lanu- • -les family carriages, hay
ary I. All of the states east of the
and farm vehicles of every do-
ed before the>
a «few were Injured by pelting hai!
JUDGE HUSTON LECTURES JURY
OWN TIKES THAT CAUSE
| Mississippi have now abolished this in-r s( i;.)lion r|.owjt.j the roads leading
Clioirniau Jack Love, of the corpora- "°" fso":. ,and Mr' B,r,yan,}K' to Hazelden, the country home of
ion commission, accompanied by Com-! ' w" '' r <5eorge Ade. where Taft delivered au
miifioner .1. J. McAlester, leave this next year but I, It that n «mtld be l(lllr0SB thiB arteiuoon.
greatly to Oklahoma s Interest to have furnished lunch for all In full
it continued here this year on account Lj|liner pails." Taft addressed the
of the great number of feeders which j ,inong from a grand stand erected 'o
are fattened for the market in Okla-jgive sweeping view of Ade's corn
lonia. Over 100 representatives of the i crop, blooded cattle and aristocratic
different states and the federal gov- Jogs.
°rnment were In attendance at the j —
H. S. At water, of Ottawa, Kas., is
in the city.
Governor Haskell issued the follow
at tor- The railroad alleges thatthe Com mis
parts of the state during the time Col.
McAlester is on the trip. The com-
mission adjourned yesterday after a j ing t.od,ay:
continuous session of two weeks. J Dennis Klyath General statu n.ui- rne ra
1 m,y for ike K^fro railroad, and gas ' g|on has no Jurisdiction In the mater.
^miiinnnnti am-rr trust liiagnau?^ it is you I am talk
SUES OH PROMISSORY iTE,"1^ ,4;.: T
was cowardly enough to own a news- |
ifternoon for (Mevefand. accompanied
by Geo. A. Henshaw, counsel for the
commission, where the commission
will hear the evidence in the demand
filed by citizens of Cleveland against
j the "JCat-yT railroad asking for the re-
moval of the division point of the road
in Oklahoma from Osage Junction to | Washing! n conference, including oik
1 Cleveland. Th.- Cleveland people al- delegate from Honolulu.
leged that the Kansas and Oklahoma j
division points are too close together,
as they are now, and alleging that
cleveland is the natural and logical
location for the division point of the
road in Oklahoma and that it has bet-
ter facilities than Osage Junction. This
is the first case of the kind to come up
before the corporation commission.
TEST PEIIILTI USE
Vedder Brower. of I'tica. New (.(jj|W(
I papcryand hide behind a hired lying
very man whom I ex-
William McliUire. colored, charge.I ant to live years when the evident e
with murdering his neighbor, Lewis shows that the defendant preiiiedlta !
McFarland. was found guilty by a jury edlyly shot down his victim for $2.0). 1
vesterdav afternoon on the charge of which lie claimed was due him for
manslaughter in the first degree, for damanes his call had done to his
which the maximum penalty is a life crops. Such verdicts will haw a ten-
sentence and the minimum tuur years, dency to make such crimes more ltu
The jury fixed the sentence in thj'r nterous."
.i . fiVf, . ..ops District Judge Sentenced Four This Morning.
LI11 ri ..ntHnir the iurv said: District Judge A. H. Huston sen-1 rict court of lxjgan county to recover g0 to blowing as soon as I was absent i collision between two
Huston, i „o't want! tencnl four prisoners this morning • fourteen tkuusand. nine hundred anJ tor „ Southwestern Traction company s line under the ,
t.entleiueu o t ^ ^ ^ (n ^ wtlo werp founcl Kuilty during the term I fifty-six dollars and eighty-eight cents | \0Wi if you have got your couragc between this city and Chester, in which | ed to conduct the hearings on the^prop- Messrs.
10 criticise . ou.. , li(e verv ! of court which closes today i 1ue 011 a promlss ry note fruiu Chas. 1 about fifty persons, mostly mechanics., erty to he assessed under the ferict | —
h MJ "when VOU sentence the defend- Uavid Urav. colored, two years iu j K. Billlngsley of this city. ' (Continued on Page 6.) jwere injured, several probably fatally. | law, while in many other states the.
1 Vork. through his attorney, tiustavi' A.; |ie(,^,(| wo„i,| nln like a whipped pup Philadelphia. Pa.. Sept.
I .irixon. toilay br light suit in the dis- ^ |ong as ( wa3 i„ the state, and th- i was responsible today for
Il is likely thai a suit will he filed judge of the probate court, which cor-
In the district court here in the near responds to the county court in this
, future and carriedto the supreme court state, conducts the hearings. rhe
to test whether the penalty should be treasurers at their state convention
' applied on hack assessments under in Oklahoma City recently were ad-
the tax ferret law. The Oklahoma vised that they would be held liable
I law was taken from the Iowa tax fer- for the penalty and have therefore
—A fog | pet law and the supreme court of that ruled that they would require the par-
head-on | state held that the penalty should not ties whose property is listed by tax
n the be charged. The county treasurers ferrets to pay the 50 per cent penalty,
s line | under the Oklahoma law are designai- The Logan county tax
John Adams and Paul Wil-
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