The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 298, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 6, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, APRIL 6, 1907
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Trust is said to Con-
trol Bible Output
Penrose of Pennsylvania Ac-
cused of "Peaching"
(lent was to have the delegations of every
state instructed for a ' favorite son,"
where any tate had a man with any po-
litical size in it and then have the dele-
gations Ini tructed to at the proper time
combine with the other states on some
of these men, provided he was not of the
same political stripe a.; RoOsevlt. The live
million dollars was to be used ut the Lime
when it would do the most good.
THE FAVORITE SON METHOD
TO BE ADOPTED
Matthew Quay's Successor Says
He Never Heard of the "Rich
Men's Conspiracy or the Slush
Fund to Defeat an Administra-
tion Candidate in the Repub-
lican National Convention
+ Penrose Denies Everything
+ Philadelphia Pa., April 5.—Unlt-
+ ed States Senator Penrose was
+ asked today "Have you ever
+ heard of a five million dollar fund
+ to precent Roosevelt naming his
+ "No absolutely no."
+ "Have you ever heard of a com-
+ bination termed the 'Rich Man's
+ Conspiracy' fo thwart the Presi-
+ dent In the development of his
+ "No, I never heard of any such
+ combinaaion and have no knowl-
+ edge of it."
+ "Did you attend a dinner of any
+ such cominbatlon as was men-
+ tionned today in the Washington
+ "No, I never atended a dinner
+ where such subject was discuss-
Washington, April '. — Senator Boise
(Penrose, of Pennsylvania. Maithew Stan-
ley Quay's successor as the head of t ie
republican political organization of that
state, is the man who Is now accused of
having disclosed the alleged plot or " on-
wpiracy" as it Ik referred to at the White
house to prevent the nomination of a re-
publican candidate for the presidency
who would follow in the footsteps, of
'President Roosevelt on matters affe t-
*ing the railroads of the nation and the
other large combinations of capital
The president was promptly notified of
what Senator Penrose had said, and he
immediately made further inquiries,
which is declared at the White house con
firmed the first reports on the matter.
Involved in the .?tory is the assertion
that the fund of JT>.OOOGK> has been raised
by the president's "unfriends" to quote a
favorite phrase of his own, with the es-
pecial ol jeet of applying it to defeat. Hie
selection that Roosevelt may make as the
candidate for the republican presidential
nomination, at the next national con-
Ramificatfons of Cabal
It i« believed that there are many nm-
flllc itions to the cabal, which arc to be
made known in the country from time
to time. The White house is to be the
campaign headquarters these day-, and
everything points to the warmest kird
of national politics within the republl an
party during tin- next fifteen months.
The battle is to be a hot and heaw
one. and will be conducted under ttie
rallying cry of, "If you sop a head hi:
U". Harrlman felt the force of • fir t
attack. Penrose Is to be the nex- >ne
It was at a private dinner, at a hot'1.
not far from the White house, so the
president was told that Senator Pen-
rose gave away tile detirl* of th llleg
ed arrangement to wrest the control o'
the republican party from the Roosevelt
The man who told Rosevelt of wuat
occurred wa.- present when Penrose 's
«ald to have made his statements. He is
Intimately associated w'ith the president,
both socially and officially, and Senator
Penrose knew of these facts. Ju.-t ns
every one In the country would know it
If this man's name were to be mentioned.
It would be instantly recognized alx.i
that 'if lie had not Immediately# Informed
the president i>f the Pennsylvania, sena-
tor's dlsdm ures, he would be guilty of
gross disloyalty to the president. ;<ro-
vlded of cour. .• that he did not believe
that Senator Penrose was not saying
these things Ju t to hear himself talk
There is an explanation offered of the
peculiar. In fact astounding action of
Penrose in talking so plainly before co
Intimate an associate of the president!*
ticai power. It Is not regarded as proper
or wise, however, to give this explanation
until Penrose has had a chance to be
heard In his own defense.
• Says Fund is Raised
Penrose was not reticent In hU revela-
tions so the president's friend told the
president. The Informant s,id *hat Pen-
rose had said the fund of 16,000 000 had al-
ready been raised to prevent the nomina-
tion for the presidency of any man, wv
as of the president's stripe or was bacl*
ed by the president.
The plan for this defeat of the presi-
LAWTON THREW OPEN
DOORS TO GOVERNOR
Mr. and Mrs. Frantz and Their
Guest Honored by Citizens of
Special to the State Capital
El Reno, Ok.. April B.—The principal
city In Comancre county, lawton, did
the proper thing last night. A telephone
message received here this morning said:
■Governor Frantz received a grand ova-
alon Vre last night. Politics were cast
to the four winds and the best -people of
the city vied with each other In ''seeing
how much they could do in makiiig the
stay of the Governor one that he will re-
member for years to come.
RAIN DROWNED GREENBUGS
Special to the Saate Capital
El Reno, Ok., April 5.—The cold rain
of yesterday and last night fixed the
greenbugs in proper shape. Millions of
then, were drowned and the bare spots
they left in the fields are being plowed
for corn and cotton.
IS DELIGHTED, OF COURSE
Roosevelt Wires His Congratula-
' tions to Chicago
Washington, April 5.—The following
telegram was received at the White
house tonight announcing the settlement
of the controversy between the western
railways and their employes:
'President Roosevelt, Washington.
"Complete settlement. Results highly
"A distinct triumph for government
mediation Martin A Knapp, chairman in-
terstate commerce commission; Charles
P. Neill, commissioner of labor."
The president's reply:
"Washington, April 4.
'Martin A. Knapp, chairman interestate
commerce commission,; Charles P. Nell!
commissioner of labor, Chicago. Am
greatly pleased and heartily congratu-
late you both.—Theodore Roosevelt."
DIES WITH BABES
PINNED TO BREAST
Stepmother and Two Children
Found by Father and Husband
in New Jersey Lake
Dover, N. J. April 5.—Shongum Lake,
a small body of water four miles from
here, was yesterday afternoon the scei;e
of a triple tragedy.
When Oato Rrltting arrived home late
yesterday he found that Mrs. Brltting
had gone with two of her children, a boy
of nine months and a girl of three y ars,
to a nlghbor'B. Brittlng followed them,
to learn that his wife had not stopped
there, having gone in the direction of
Brltting started for the lake, learning
that a farmer had seen Mrs. Brittlng and
the two children sitting on a bridge that
spans a brook flowing Into the lake.
Another farmer told him that while driv-
ing about a hundred feet from the lake
he had heard a splash as if some one
had fallen Into the waaer, followed by
what sounded like the cry of a child in
distress. The man said lie went In the
drectlon of the lake, but did not see
anything and drove on.
It ya« dark before Biittlng leaned ahi
and he pdocured a lantern and spent
some time In a vain search along the
lake shore. He finally gave up the
search and returned home. At daybreak
he was back at the lake, and looking out
over the erpanse of water, discovered
the bodies of his wire and two chil-
dren floating twenty feet from shore in
less than four feet of water.
He hastened to the Shongum "Lake club,
house ttiearby and called the careanker
The latter's son obtained a boat and row-
ed to where the bodies were adn with a
rake succeeded In pushing thef ashore.
When they were taken out of the water
it was discovered that the mot he.- wj;/ 4-.
a stooping posture with the boy under
one arm and the girl beneath her, the
garments of both children being pinned
to her own.
Britting's first wife was also the vlc-
t! mof a tragedy, having been shot. Ex-
planations of the suicide of his second
wife made by Brltting is, so he declares,
that almost from the time he marricdher
she had conceived a violent dislike to-
wards his three children by his first
wife. She had always, he says, been
particularly cruel to the three year old
HAYES OUT FOR JUDGE
Constitutional Delegate Has Eyes
on Supreme Bench
Special to the State Capital.
Oklahoma «^uy, Ok.. April 5.—The can-
didacy of Delegate Samuel W. Hayes, of
Chickasha for judge of the supreme
court Is announced todajf from his horn
city, i iie representative of the 8f th con-
stitutional convention district was a
member of the rules and order of bus-
iness, Judiciary legal advisory, schedule
and other Important committees. Weha
been a practicing attorney for several
years and prior to his removal to Chick-
asha, taught school at Ryan, I. T., Judge
B. B. Blakney of Tecumseh, a brother
of former state senator J. O. Blakney of
McLoud is a candidate for the "democratic
nomination for supreme Judge from the
BACK TO 5 CENT FARES
FOLK RELENTS TO
Former Delegate Faulkner Serves
Out Three Year Sentence-
Others to go Soon
St. Louis, Mo.. April 5.—Two hours at-
Iter Harry Faulkner, former member of
the House of Delegates, had been re-
leased from the penitentiary at Jefferson
I City, where he had served three-fourths
of a three years' sentence for perjury In
connection with the boodle exposures of
'five years ago, Governor Folk annou;r"?d
I that he would take up the ca-es of Julius
Lehmann and Emil 'Hartmann, and that
they would be released "within a few
weeks at the outside." The two former
' delegates were conwleted of boodllng.
Faulkner after arriving In St. Louts,
immediately went to the home of his step
father. Dr. William R. Faulkner, super-
intendent of police property. No. 4,367 L -
clede avenue, where members of his
I family awaited him. The former dele-
| gate was met at the door of the prisbn
I shortly before noon ye-tcrday by Ms
'younger brother, Ralph, who accompan-
I led him home.
Faulkner Back to Work
x. v i , - . . | Dr. Fauikner said tonight, speaking
IW York April o.-A nibl, trust nt- f h|„ 8tepson. ttmt lht, ,alt„ wnuW
at 3?, 3" P, "rGr h"°, °" y "l,r-,!r" «" " ' hls on Monday as .en-rat
at such prices and in such quantities , , « . ,, i i
a., the officials of th- International orgai - i «P'r'ntendent of the !■ r Mn-Bumbrl<-«
lzotlon wo fit to name. c. (in- I C""s""c"°n company, which ho loft
man, one time president of John Hop- whpn h" wt,nt *■ <«■*«" nl'y anii s'""
kins University anil now „ member of rmierei himself to the warden of the
penitentiary after the supreme court had
THEY HAVE A LINE
ON THE SCRIPTURES
the General Education Board, which has
at its disposition the millions of Rocke-
| feller and Mrs. Russell Sage, Is said to
' bo an active agent in the control of
; I ibfe prices and a war is to be fought
j between the trust, comprising three
, known as the American Bible Suciety,
• t>. Br'v'sh jJ T*-r-lgn Bible Society,
and the National Bible Society of
Scotland and the 1'nlou Bible Society,
with headquarters .it Worcester, Maes.
The Cleveland Street Railway
Company Defies Tom Johnson
j Cleveland, April 5.fl—Negotiation? for. a
< settlement of the traction question ter-
minated today by the Cleveland Ele?-
'ric railway company announcing that It
'ecllned to turn over its property to a
h'*l 1;ng company on the basis of $60 per
share; also that the company would jot
> onsider any further proposition from
I the hpldlng company. The company also
| withdrew the sale of tickets at the rate
I of seven for twenty-flve cents and re-
j Mimed the old five cent cash faro. The
i fight between th company and the •city
j administration will be resumed at once.
ON TRIAL AT EL RENO
WRITES FROM TEXAS
Frank McGuire, Who Was Sup-
posed to be Dead, Proves He is
"Very Much Alive"
Newkirk, O. T„ April. 5 -While Mrs
Frank McGuire was trying to determine
whether or not the body of the man
found in a str&wstack on the Curry
farm, south of Arkansa. City, last week,
was that of her husband, she received a
letter which set her mind at rest by
Droving that he was very much alive.
Mrs. M'cQuirc. as soon as he was in-
formed of the finding of tTie hotly in the
strawstack. came from Tulsa to New-
kirk and visited her brother-in-law. ,\. J
McGuire. who was helping with the in-
vestigation. Today she received a letter
from her hu band, written at Amarillo,
The letter simply stated that he ha?
decided to look for a new location *.nd
had left Tulsa on that account, lie stat-
ed further that he had found a location
in Amarillo and taken a position In a
dry goods store and was making arrange-
ments for his wife and children to Join
'•n in a few days Mr. McGuire wiJ
leave Saturday morning for Tulsa, aft-r
which she expects to go to Amarillo to
Join her husband.
Frank McGu're left his home In Tulsa
one morning in early January. He kisse l
his wife and baby as he left their home
nnd tint was the last they had seen of
him He did not write and nothing was
heard from him for nearly three month'
Frank McGuire Is a brother of Hon.
Bird. S. 'McGuire, of Oklahoma.
+ Washington April 5. Forecast:
4> Oklahoma and Indian Territory:
♦ Saturday fair and warmer.
KANSAS LAND FRAUDS
KNOWN TO GOVERNMENT
Washington, April 5.—The slate of
K; rsas was today relieved from th-;
j operation of the order withholding
I from final patent all timber and home-
! stead entries on the public domain un-
I til after an examination on the ground
! by an agent of the department of the
| interior. The order was issued by Sec-
! retary Hitchcock in December. 1905
and applied to all public land states.
! It was the subject of much adverse
criticism in congress during the last
session and the release of the state o?
Kansas from its operation is the first
action Secretary Garfield has taken
with reftrenco to its application. It is
< xplained that practically evry fraud-
ulent entry in that state is now
known to the department anil will be
dealt with; also lhat approximately
live hundred patents will Issue to en-
tryment who have complied with all
requirements of the law.
affirmed the verdict of the trial court ill
Lehmann Is serving a seven year sen-
tence and Hartmann Ave years far prac-
tically the same offenses for which their
brother delegate wai* convicted. The men
belle d they would be released 'vltii
Faulkner, whosw sentence was the nexi
longest, to theirs, and the failure of tin*
governor to take action yesterday left
them cast down as their relatives. His
statement a few hours later brought
great Joy to them.
Faulkner visited I^ehmann and Hart-
mann before he left the prison and bale
them cheer up.
Both Miss f.ehmann and Mrs. Hart-
mann have pleaded many times with tho
governor to pardon their relatives. Mi-JP
Lehmann secured many signatures to a
petition, which she prevented to the
governor. He failed to take any action
Last week Miss I^elimann went to Jef-
ferson City to greet her father If lie
should be granted his freedom with Faulk
ner. She called on the Governor Friday
with «Mra. Hartmann and renewed her
plea to the executive. Both women prac-
tical! v gave up in flespaiir yesterday when
Faulkner walked out of prison alone.
1'nlted States to organize a government
for them of the negro race, to protect
them from foreign Invasion, and to pre-
vent negroes from migrating back to the
"1 believe tMis to be the only hope
of a solution of the race problem between
the white and black races."
W. J. BRYAN IS SILENT
Will Make no Comment on Roose-
Omaha, April Ci.-'IMv habit la to '.ilk j
on principles and not to discu s personal!- !
ties, and I don't believe | want to discuss (
the Roosevelt-Harrlman affair," ays j
William j. Bryan, "it is something l do |
jiot wish to Indulge in, and beyond print-
ing the news feature of the matter In
the Commoner, I may have nothing ?lse ;
to say -
Mayor Da 111 man of Omaha, who Is the I
Nebraska member of the national demo- I
cratlo committee, and a strong personal |
friend of Mr. Bryan, has stated that the
controversy fully confirms the charg"f
made that the republican party accept-
ed campaign contributions from trusts
and large corporations for which the
corporations received .special pUlvlleg^
in return. When shown a copy of Mayor
Dahlman's telegram conveying this opin-
ion, Mr. Bryan admitted that It was prob-
One of Mr. Bryan's closest newspaper !
associates said Bryan was In hearty sym-
pathy with the statement of Dahlman
Mr. Bryan Intimated that he believed the
controversy was partly the result of llar-
riman's wish to break away from a com-
bination with which he has been united
for some time. He doubted the statement
that Harrlman had any serious senator*
The Oklahoman Comes
Boldly For Cruce
OPEN AND FESTERING
The Alleged Democratic Organ
Will be Neutral on all Other
Candidates—It Has Gone in
With the Southern Wing, to
Eat Up the Democratic Dough-
Faces—Will Haskell Get Post?
GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA
SAYS DEPORT BLACKS
THE RATES REDUCED
Wichita Jobbers Win Contention
Before Interstate Commerce
Washington, April ". The freight
' rate 011 cotton piece goods from pro-
ducing points in Texas to Wichita, Kan
>vas today ordered reduced from OH to
r.O cents per hundred pounds by a de-
j cision rendered , by Commissioner
t'routy for the Interstate commerce
j commission.. The effect of the decision
1 is to put Wichita jobbers on a
! petitlve footing with those of Kansas
' Ity and £t. Louis, Omaha and Chicago
The complain! <>f the rate was made
!.y the Johnston-Lnrmier Dry goods
company against the Atchison, T<>-
peka and Santa Fe railway company
i and other*.
Asks Legislature to Memoralize
Congress to Appropriate Terri-
tory For That Purpose
Tallahasee, Fla., April 5.—In the bin-
ennlal message which Governor Broward
senl to the Florida legislature on Its
j convening here he refers to the race
problem as follows:
1 ''It Is apparent even to the casual ob-
I server that the relation between the two
races is becoming more strained and
j acute. The negroes today have less
! friendship for thp white people than they
have ever had since the civil war. and
tlie white people have less tolerance and
| sympathy for the negro. TI Is my opin-
ion that the two races will not for any
'great length of time ocupy the same ter-
ritory without friction and outbreaks or
disorder between the two.
I "l doubt if education can possibly tend
1 to rlie happiness of any race so long aj
it only aids in a .keener discernment of
J the hopeless difference between the past
and future history of that r
' of a dominant race In the t-
and in the 'nine neighborho
"I deem It best, and ther
1 mend a resolution memoriali:
; gress of the United States
territory either domestic or.fr
■ provide means to purchase ti
(if the negroes, at reasonable prl
i to transport th« negroes to the t
purchased by the United State
Ft. Sill Trooper Had Been Mis-
sing Three Weeks
Special to the State Capita!
Lawton. Ok.. April f>. Fred Guy, a
deserter from th* 13th Infantry nt Fort
Sill, was arrested yesterday by the Law-
ton police and turned over to the mili-
tary authorities. Guy disappeared from
the post nearly three weeks ago.
NEBRASKA IS BEHIND HIM
A Senate Resolution Commends
the Harriman Swipe
Lincoln, Neb., April 5—The Senate
today adopted a resoluaion enforcing th'e
position of Roosevelt in the controversy
with Harriman, declaring confidence in
the President's motive*;.
FOR LAW AND ORDER CLAN
ng tlie con-
Mrs. Ruggs Accused of Poisoning
Special tn the Sta^ ranltal
El Beno, Ok., April fv <Mrs. Anna
is being tried today for poisoning her
husband. Orin Rugg, nt the family home
near Calumet over a year ago. Over
fifty witnesses are here to tell what
they know about the rase. Mrs. Rugg
and her attorneys are confident that tie-
jury will return a verdict or not guil-
SIGNS OF THE TIMES.
•*■0 P^OPE SHIPPING COMMISSIONS
Washington, April o.- Following th -
11 mv of recent changes in the steamboat
inspection service. Secretary Straus-, of
the department of commerce and la-
bor has decided to investigate the of-
fices of the shipping com trfssloners In
the lar,?e ports of trte country with n
• lew to In pectin* the service and defin-
itely determine tfie efficiency of the com-
missioners The exanlti'fon will be
rigid and searching.
F ? vsuv ywr/jfj ^ '
Chickasha Officers to Have Local
Special to the Staae Capital
chickasha, I. T., April .'>. Plans are
being perfected for the organisation of
a law and order league for the purpose
of encouraging the officers in enforcing
the law against the gamblers.
OFFICIALS SWORN IN
Special to the State Capital
Chickasha. I T.. April 5.—The newly ,
elected republican ofllr. <!s were Hworn in '
yesterday by Mayor V< nable. 1?. II. I I
llridges, the new mayor, Is one of the (
shrewdest business men ..f the < ity and
one of the n.ost zealous members of the 1
commercial club The monitors "f the j
council are democrats with on« 'ex < ptlou '
but there will be no friction between
the mayor and the menvto rs of the eoun- '
RUN; MAY DIE
' Butte Mont. April ... An act of gen-
erosity for a friend who was nursing 0
sick wife will cost Andrew Sanders h s
life. Sanders wis scalded In a collision
between the two erick trait.s ..n the
Northern Pacific railroad yesterday near!
i lie had taken the run for the day to j
accommodate Fireman Taylor, the regit- I
lar man of the North Coast limited, .ind !
I he failed to heed the warning cry of the
engineer to Jump when their < ngine
| crashed into the two engines pulling the
Burlington Flyer. Sanders was pulled 1
J from beneath the wreckage in a delirious ;
condition and continually raved.
"Taylor, old boy." he would shout, "I
j did It ill for you. You are a marifled man j
I and * I im single, and 1 can stand it, I
am glad' I did It. Clod bless you."
i a number of passengers f the North !
Coast Limited sustained minor injuries, j
I among them la Miss Roy Hobberts of '
1 Kansas Clity.
AUT01ST WHO KILLED
Kenosha, Wis., April fi,—A Jury here to- I
day found Ed ward Collier guilty of man-
slaughter in running down and killing '
WlHAara Dryer with his automobile, j
Oklahoma city, Ok„ April 5.—The Ok-
lahoman, alleged democratic organ of
Oklahoma, came out boldly in an editor-
ial this morning declaring:
"The Oklahoman expects to support
Hon. I*ee Cruce of Ardmore, for the head
of the ticket, for reasons which appear
a* cogent, to It as they are manifold."
Tills Is an echo of the fight made by
Boss Haskell on the Oklahman in tha
constitutional convention. He openly
abused the Oklahoman on several occa-
This rupture wa s widened this week:
by the rumor here that Haskell and hia
crowd—all of whom are bitter enemies
of Hoy Stafford, Jesse Dunn and the old
organization crowd were negotiating
for the Post and had already closed
the deal. This would turn the Post into
a democratic paper and a backer of tho
Haskell coterie .
Then Lee Cruce Is a rich banker, and
when here a few days ago, seems tc#
have offered I lie Oklahoman the neces-
sary kind of "dope."
Anyhow, the Oklahoman's position has
created a sensaTlon, as it was supposid
the party organ would be neutral. The
Oklahoman says it will be neutral on all
Cruce Is raising the cry among the
Southerners lhat the south must rule.
He says Doyle and Haskell are northern
Yankees, the former from Massachus-
sctts and the latter from Ohio, while
Cruce la a simon-pure southerner.
The line-up is s>piarel\ made betwe n
lous. It is <
■ I moro
seen the "dopa"
wing get.s tho Post
eated to a fusillade
which has never
wild "-.,1 tin- -inrges made
or the stomp and In his
N. Haskell, ind .it the treat-
)oyle and other northern
n," and he s ins he has half
of mud, the like of
been witnessed in the
Cruce is wild over I
paper by C
ment of 1
a million dollars to beat them with, lie
thinks every southern man will line up
on his side.
There will surely be carmine on the
IS OUT ON BOND
New York April L Frank W. Hill,
the former stenographer of Harrlman,
who was arrested yesaerday charged
with 111.1? the Webster letter, was ar-
raigned today and charged with a vio-
lation of the penal code. Ills examina-
tion was t for Monday next and he
was released on a thousand dollar l>oa&
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