The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 24, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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nmr(. T«,r. unncrc it amcc TSe opponent of Mr. Farquharson for Mayor is no't only a drone-a man who has never shown any
KlDcS IWIJ IlUKSEb A I UlNLC public spirit in Guthrie, but he is so vascillating he does not know his own" politics. He filed-less
than 40 days ago-a signed application to be placed on the primary ticket as Republican candidate tor treasurer of the Guthrie scnool oard This apphcation
was filed with W. J. Eibbins, chairman of the Republican committee, and the filer deposited Ten Dollars with the application, which amount went into the Re-
publican campaign fund In two weeks he was running as the Democratic.candidate tor mayor. This
last fall asking Gufhrip tn vote frr Henrv S Johnston for congress, ?nd against B. S, McGuire, as the surest way to Keep the capital c ,.itu ic. People. _ do
you want a man for Mayor who don't \mw his own mind-.-wtL^cs is a chameleon made to suit his own personal selhshness without regard to principle
or the public good? . . - , - . - -
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uUTHKIE. OKLAHOMA APRIL 24, 1909
Senator Depew Reaches
Ex-Gov. Taylor and Secretary
of State Finley Are Pardoned
1 JWmIpc /V
WILL BE LARGEST GATHER.
ING EVER HELD Itf OK-
WHOLESALE DISMISSAL OF
MEMBERS OF COLLEGE
^zhauhcev M UEPEW
. JPVKU3MT r.v
TBCH^ROO H Si
FIRST BATCH OF FIVE IN
CLUDES MABEN AND
MANY OTHERS TO COME.
Three Indictments Against Each
for Bribe-Taking and Bribe-
Giving and One Against District
Judge Mabon for Embezzlement.
Bonds Given—Bulgin Talks.
FR WKFORT KY, April 23.—O^V- Issued to ail others remaining umhr In-
dlctment and not yet tried In connec-
ernor Wilson late this afternoon grant ^ ^ thp fioebeJ niurdor The p,._
ed pardons to former Governor \\ S.L|t|on aBkJng for pardon of Taylor and
: „ „ . Taylor and former Secretary of waS presented to Governor Wll-
Bpeelal to the Statfe Capital: 'Slates Charley Finlya, both refugees gon recently by CaIeb Powers, who hlm-
SHAW NEK, Okla., April _3. sr' jn Indiana, charged witn complicity | Q . recentlv been pardoned by
Judge \Y. N. Ma ben, County Altomey Jn ())p mur(]er of wUilam Goebel In, Knvernor u,„in Indictment ami aftci
Virgil L. Diggers, Ben Bond, Bert White , ,i,„
ind D. O. Johnson are now under Jo,000
bond each on indictments returnee by the
grand Jury of Pottawatomie county at
A sensation was created here this
morning by the arrest of the Indicted
parties. The road between here and Te-
cumseh carried a stream of people back
und fortn. The time consumed in mak-
ln gbonrt only lasted long enough for
the bondsmen to Qualify there, being
many willing signers. The aggregate
wealth behind the bonds Is said to
reach nearly a million.
This Is the result of the bribery
charges made by Rev. Bulgin a few
weeks ago from the pulpit. The evange-
list declared that bootleggers and gamb-
lers were paying over $20,000 monthly
to public officials for Immunity from
punishment for law violations. The of-
ficials resented the charge by causing
the arrest of Bulgin on the charge of
criminal libel, and demanded an inves-
tigation In order that they might be
vindicated. Judge Carruthers was ap-
pointed as a special judg1^ to conduct the
investigation and Attorney General West
was given charge of it.
These are the first Indictments re-
turned, but It is reported that thirty-
six other Indictment shave bene found
and It Is probably that they will all be
returned tomorrow morning. The grand
Jury adjourned * is noon until 8 o'clock
tonight and Is now In session. It is
rumored that the other indictments are
now being prepared.
MABEN CHARGES SERIOUS.
On the three indictments returned
against Judge Maben two allege bribery
while district Judge and the third
Borvd Gives No Reasons; Simply
Requests Resignations of Eight
and It Is Understood That Four
More Will Be Requested
„vv. four trials for alleged connection wfth the
In addition to the pardons granted to|8ame crjme. The petition was largely
Taylor and Finley, similar pardons are 'signed in Ketucky and other states.
Referendum League Is
Now Filing Ballot Titles
Attack Bills Locating- Schools at Ada. Claremore, Chickasha, Wyn-
newood, Pauls V alley and Enid.
•\ .iternoon ballot titles were I has not been permanently located, and
v. the secretary of state by * ">« lent school has been located at
bell Russell for the propos- St. rhnr no appropriation was made for
for the repeal of the public , ottllnltigs.
.. ; SPECIAL REFERENDUM ELECTIONS
They .till go on the ballot as initiative ,
propositions No 9 and 10 and referendum Senator Russell expects that a special
proposiions No.' 11, 12 and 13. The live election will be called some time this i.
bills attached are those locating the east to dispose ot the various initiative ai
Fide preparatory school at Claremore, referendum propositions which will i
normal school at Ada, boys' industrial ready lor a vote by thut time.
school between Wynnewood and Pauls "If we do," he said, "it will be Just a
Valley girls industrial school at Chickasha business election, without an\ p litics
and school fur the feeble minded at Enid mixed up with it. 1 expect t tat until we
Two of them went through with the emer get things straightened out a little bet-
gency clause attached, and the two Inl- I trr we will probably have to have a
tinted measures are for the repeal of I'business election nearly every oft yc.tr.
i those laws. Il'>- enough bet that all of these
I The schools for the deaf and blind are I questions won't b« ;«! w ,i to go over ml
also among those which Russell thinks get mixed up with the state campaign
| should be located at the New Jerusalem, , next
(International Press Association)
"WASHINGTON, D. C. April 23.—
Chauncey M. Depew, now I in senior
Senator from New York, was busy 'o-
day receiving the congratulations of
his colleagues In the Senate on the
occasion of his seventy-fifth birtsh-
day. Senator Depew was born in
Peekskill, N. Y.. April 23, 1834, and
received his education at Yale. His
career dates from his election
mbly of New York
Special to the Capital.
STILLWATER, OKLA., Aurit 23.—
Again the college committee of the
regent of the Oklahoma Agricultur-
al and Mechanical College, lias made public
a sweeping change in the personnel of to the Genera
the faculty of the college. . 1861! ^ . ,a *.etter
In plain terms, the action of the' f" °r f . ,'f several rears
_ immittee is a wholesale firing of health than ie • . ... ' / ',th
members of the faculty. There can pel For many year,, until falling hcaltj,
'Iter term used In connection wap one „f the fcrc-
currently reported that the most figures In American public life,
victims number eleven, but some of He was undoubtedly the greatest af
those said to be on the list Have, ti
least not yet received their notices, j
So far as can be learned, those whoso
Services are no longer required are as I
GLORGE L. HOLTER, head of the I
chemistry department and dean of the'
J. F. LAWRENCE, professor of!
RICHARD P. SAUERHERRING
CORNELIUS BEATTY, s'atiov
S. BALCOMB. pro
t< r-dinner orator In the United Plates.
As a lawyer i e stood for years at
t>jo hcati i\«. <v Y«rk bar, and
as an attorney for the Vanderbllts
and other great corporations iie held
his own against the great legal llght3
As president of the New York Cen-
tral railroad Mr. Depew for years
managed one of the biggest corpora-
tions in the country, and as a leading
New York politician he has been elec-
ted twice to the United Stilted Senate
and once declined the request of the
R, publican party of his State to have
his name put before the nationtl con-
vention for the presidency.
Senator Depew has been the orator
on many great national and Internt
Thirteen States 3*p:-esentea on It
—"Something Must Be Done tc
Keep Boys on the Farm.'
Ways and Means to Be De
"Pursuit of Crazy Snake"
Latest Dramatic Sensation
Ad Club Matinee Creates Howls of Merriment, Presenting Popular
New Mel cdrama.
but the blind
hool, now at Fort Gibs
Forecast for Oklahoma
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senator from Warner insists that
Is no pollti al ambition on his part
nixed up on this fight, and that he 1e
not and will not be a candidate for any
One of the coming events that will b<
long remembered in the Southwest ia
the approaching of the Southwest Inter-
state Convention on Country Life, which
will be held In Guthrie on May 5 and fl
This convention has been called by Stat«
Superintendent E. D. Carn.-ron and Gov-
ernor Haskell at the Instance of the na-
tional commission on Country- Life, anrf
It has the endorsement of the nations,
administration <nd prominent educator!
and citizens throughout the Southwest
Representatives from Missouri. Arkan-
Louisiana. New Mexico, Ari-
zona, California. Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
Kanftis. MlsslMlppl and Oklahonm wll!
take part In this convention, which will
preliminary to the national conference
„( (fovernors., which to to De held Inter
and It Is expected that the states will
individually after this meetlnR
separate state conventions for
pushing the work alone. The county
superintendents In each of the states men-
tioned l.ave been asked to call local
meetings m all the school housei on
April 30 for the purpose of organizing
local clubs to co-operate with the na-
il ,nal and state association-.
The purpose of the convention of tha
Southwest Interstate Commission on
r",i'intrv T.lfo Is to Inaugurate a strenu-
, for rural progress along
TO KEEP BOYS ON THE FARM.
roads, lnterurban trolley lines,
a tins clubs.
"Although T live in a Republican dis-
trict." he nald I think I could be elect-
ed to the senate again, and shall prob-
ably bo a candidate if we get things
fixed so that a public Institution comb!
nation will*not be aisle to control the
Today—Saturday—is the last day to register end you must
net your registration certificate before six o'clock this evening.
Have you lost your registration certificate? You must
have one if you waut to vote. The old law, under which the
cily election will be hold Tuesday, provides that if your elec-
tion certificate has been lost the Registration officer, of your
Precinct, must issue you a duplicate, upon application, before
six o'clock tonight.
Remember—If you want to vote—and every man who has
the best interest of Guthrie at heart does—you will go to the
polls early Tuesday morning and vote the Republican tickot,
which stands for progression, but, don't forget—You must
have a registration certificate.
Today is the last day during which you can qualify as an
If you have your certificate;—Be kind enough to tell your
friend and neighbor what the law is and see that Ihey are
And then "All-together" go to the polls Tuesday and vote
for Republican candidates, thus assuring the pr mperity of
Guthrie for all time to come.
Uofister— He(,is,er Sure.
legislature. If that sor
prevail, I don't want to
of thing l.s
AN EXPRESS OEM.
WELLS FARGO LOSES OUT.
Compelled to Give Up Rock Is-
land and Frisco Lines in Okla-
homa^ Disagreement With the
Road Officials Is Said to Be the
In the Am
m of 11
CONTINUE O ON
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it poker i
At Chicago—Detroit, 3; Chicago, 1
Louis, 8; CI
Unofficial Information has reac
the corporation commission to the ef-
fect that the United Statea Bxpraa
company will after July 1st take ove
all of the express business rn the
Frisco and Rock island lines In Ol'la-
homa, not handled by the Welts-Par
go company, thus cutting the Wells
Fargo business for Oklahoma .uare
In two, and giving the United States
probably a little tho best of !'s rival.
While the change is nominally mad
on July 1, It will probably not be com-
pleted before January 1, 1910.
The Frisco-Rock Islaml magnates
are said to have decides! on the
At Chicago—St. Louis. 6; Chicago. 3.
At Pittsburg— Pittsburg, 2; Cincin-
At Toledo—Toledo, 3; Indianapolis, 2.
At Minneapolis—Minneapolis, G; St.
At Milwaukee—Milwaukee, 5; Kansas
At Columbus—Louisville, 5; Columbus,
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MRS. SCOTT WINS FIGHT.
WASHINGTON, April 23.—
By a vote of 43fi to 428, Mrs.
Matthew S^ott, of Illinois, was to-
day declared elected president
general of the Daughters of tho
American Revolution over Mrs.
William Cummlngs Story, of New
York, the so-called insurgent can-
A SPECIAL 1RIIN
GOES TO NORMAN TODAY-
Guthrie Rooters. Together With
Athletes of the Logan County
High School, to Go in Body to j
State Meet, Which Opens j
Today at Norman occurs the state!
field meet for high schools and as
usual that city will be filled with]
rooters and supporters of the various
high schools of tho state.
A special train will leave this city
at eight o'clock and will return after
the evening entertainment leaving
Norman at eleven o'clock.
Yesterday noon several of the track
men of the Logan County High School
left for the University city to make
arrangements for the reception of the
school rooters and It is expected hat
over three hundred of the tudenta
will be there from tho local high
ipen mailc, but
must make the
t so that coun-
Too many of our boys and
leaving the farm to seek Uf«
nd the large centers of
What Does It Mean?
A vote for A, 0. Farquharson, and all the Republican can.
didates for city office, means a vote for progressive Guthrie.
A vote for the Republican candidates means a vote which
assures to the nation that Guthrie is alive and moving—that
the "llold-Back" has no place in the Capital City.
A vote for Republican candidates is a vote guaranteeing
that the Capital City of Oklahoma will go forward.
A vote for Republican candidates is a vote for men who are
known because of On'ir business ability as well as for their
public spirit and enterprise. They have all Worked for Guth-
rie's advancement. No drones on the list. '**
ON THE OTHER HANDA vote for Democratic candi-
dates is simply a ballot case against all of the admirable things
the Republican candidates stand for—A vote cast for a Demo-
cratic candidate for city office is a vote against Guthrie s
Consequently—110 man who looks to Guthrie'" future and
continued prosperity, and who desires a progressive administra«
Hflii of city affairu, can aff ird to cast his ballot for a !,
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Greer, Frank H. The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 24, 1909, newspaper, April 24, 1909; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc127154/m1/1/: accessed April 19, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.