The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 26, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 22, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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POST IS BLAMED
IS THE DAY
TURNS STATES EVIDENCE
AND REVIEWS ACTION
HE PROTECTS HIS FAMILY
Bulgin Exposes Result in More
Damaging Action. — Vigorous
Evidence Against Man Who
Was Delegate to National Con-
vention. — More Witnesses
OVER FIVE SCORE OF NEW
LAWS BECOME OPERATIVE
IN A FEW MORE DAYS.
MANY KICKS REGISTERED
Special to The State Capital.
TECUMSEH, Okla., May 21.—With
the implied intent of protecting him-
self, his wife and child and supposedly
following a definite line, which the
wise ones in the county have fully ex
pected, Former County Attorney Big
gers this morning took advantage o
the law which gives him, aa a State's
witness, immunity from punishment
and turning State's evidence in the
trial of Former District Judge W. N
Maben, under indictment for having
jrccvpcrd briltos, rt"nd made a straight-
forward confession, under examination
nnd told how he. the former judge
and a county commissioner divided
$800, which had been raised by boot-
leggers to evade punishment for law
BOTH UNDER INDICTMENT.
Both Maben and Biggers had beei
deposed owing to charges preferred by
Rev. E. J. Bulgin, the evangelist, who
made sensational charges during a s
ries of revival meetings In Shawnee
few weeks ago, and which lend to a
grand jury Investigation, and the sub
sequent indictment of a number of city
and county officials.
Former Judge Maben is accused spe-
cifically of accepting part of $800
which had b«-en raised by Otis John-
son and L. B. Howell, alleged gamb-
lers, and which was paid to prevent
Biggers told a straightforward story
on the stand with but few questions
and suggestions from Attorney General
West. He told how he had negotiated
a deal between Maben. Bob Hagar
county commissioner, and the gamb-
lers, In which $S00 was put up by the
gamblers, who had been threatened
Biggers was apparently a little em-
barrassed at the outset, but he faced
the jury determinedly. The court room
NEW YORK, May 21.—Charging that
Regis II. Post, governor of Puerto Rico,
is wholly responsible for the dissatisfac-
tion existing in tho island and that his
course is prejudicial to the best inter-
ests of the United States insular govern
ment, F. P. Quinones, a sugar planter
of Sangerman and the representative of
the Puerto Hiean republican party, ar-
rived on the Caracas on his way to Wash
Ington to demand of President Taft tho
THE FINAL ACI
A BANQUET MARKED END.
Beautiful Scene as Two Hundred
Graduates of Logan County
High School Feasted and Re-
called Pleasures of School Life.
—Elaborate Were Decorations.
Closing with a banquet at the lone ho-
'1, the commencement week of the Lo-
in County high school ii
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now a mat-
ter of school history, last night's fes-
tivities ending the sixth epoch of the in-
The past week has been one of joy
for graduates and alumni members, be-
ing gay with class plays and receptions
climaxed by the receiving of the dlplo
r which they have worked so hard.
At 8:30 P. m. last night the alumni
held a reception for the new members
ufter which all assembled in the dining
room of the lone hotel where the final
feast was spread.
Beneath a canopy of Royal blue, and
under which soft shaded colored lights
shed their ray over the happy throng
were gathered almost two hundred
young men and young ladies .each wear-
ing: the school streamer and fastened
at tho top with a tiny bow of ribbon, the
color of the class which they represent-
ed. The color scheme was carried out
by streamers of all the classes at tho
banquet and large boquets of flowers
removal of Governor Post.
Mr. Quinones was met at the Brooklyn
wharf by his associate Commissioner,
Manuel V. Domenech, a civil engineer of
Puerto Rico, who will accompany him to
Washington. The two were in communi-
cation with leading citizens of Puerto
Rico and a plan of action was outlined.
Sweeping charges against Governor Post
wore discussed, but the Commissioners
declined to divulge them In detail.
COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOLS.
Big Meeting to Be Held in This
City Sunday Afternoon.—Prep-
arations for State Convention
to Be Held at Enid. — Many
The State Sunday School convention
which meets at Enid next week, open-
ing Monday evening and closing Wed-
nesday evening, promises to be one ofjferr
the greatest religious meetings everiturc
held In the Stute. The people of Enid
will furnish free lodging and breakfast!g,v
Enactments Which Were Object-
ed to by Residents of State Will
Be Fought through the Refer-
endum. — Causes People Much
Over five score
into effect June 10
enacted by the "M«
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to every delegate in attendance and
every Sunday school in Guthrie and] to
Logan county should bo represented 18e
Preparatory to this meeting a grand (K,.
rally of the Sunday school forces of | la
Guthrie and Logan county will be held
in the Baptist church in this city Sun-
day afternoon at 2 o'clock. This meet-
ing will be addressed by General Sec-
retary Nichols of the State Sunday
School association, Dr. L. H. Buxton
member of the International commit-
tee, Andrew Kingkade, International
vice president, and Arthus Whorton
member of the State executive com-
mittee. A complete organization for
active work in Logan county will be
effected and an effort made to stimu-
late a large attendance from this city
and county at the Enid convention
11 of which
y Mad" legislature
and'Signed by the governor.
Many of these laws are of national In-
terest to the people of the state and
were passed In the face of opposition
waived by the Farmers' Union, the
School Land lessees and labor unions
A large number of the acts to go 1
effect are for appropriations for the next
two flcal years, and the appropriations
could not become available until July 1,
even though the bills carried th* emerg-
Among the more hnportont laws that
will become effective June 10 unless ref-
erendum petitions are filed agulnst then
are: Creating a miners' lien; prohibit-
ing the screening of coal before weigh-
ing; fixing a penalty for misappropriat-
ing public funds or the Interest on them;
offering state rewards of $50 for the ar-
rest of horse or mule thieves; the Frank-
lin child labor law; the bill for the sale
| of school lands ;amendments to the tax
law passed by the first leglsla-
provldlng that the ferrets shall not
go back of statehood in digging up prop-
rty that has escaped taxation; Keyes
law; the uniform negoitable instru-
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ENTIRE MACHINERY OF THB
WORLD S GREATEST IN-
HOMAGE TO H. H. ROGERS.
Services and Burial Under the
Simple Rites of the Unitarian
Church. — Most Notable Men
of Commercial World Were
TfEDAL OF THE
OROCTtS or V-5A1KT
srvr NT JAML'S OF* THB
6WDHP 1-> OF"
LISBON. Ma(y 21—King Manuel lias be-
stowed upon Queen Amelle, widow of
King Carlos, the decorations of three or-
ders for tho heroism displayed by Her
Majesty on the occasion of the assassin-
ti.m of licr husband and son in Febru u*
1908. Theb® orders are til® Cirder "t Christ,
he Order of Santiago, find the military
rrl#r of fcvtlnt d' Avis.
The decree, recites that after King Car-
los and Crown Prince Tads had born shot
dead tho Queen, with noble courage
maternal Instinct, flung herself In front
of her son Manuel and endeavored
thrust ualde the weapon of Costa, 1
tiled at him. Her escape was remark-
The bullet struck her eorsuge, was
deflected and grazed the forearm of ihe
Prince. The Cabinet hs given Us uu-
nous approval to these decorations,
er before conferred upon a woman.
HAVING [RBBLE SIMPLY ROBBERY
HARD TO SELECT NEW DEAN
Committe Has Been Unable to
Decide on Head of State Uni-
versity Law Department. —
Two Candidates Are Being
Considered One Oklahoman.
FLOATS FOR THE HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION
nt law, requiring foreign corpora ti
maintain resident state agents at the
it of government; juvenile court law
leral primary and general election
vs; an dthe law preventing the
suanee of script as pay for labor by <
Laws of a miscellaneous character i
Authorising county commissioners to ap-
propriate $300 for county lnstlut
awards; fixing penalty for misrepresent
ing fruit trees and shrubs while selling
them; repealing law permitting county
commissioners to employ expert account-
ants; authorizing pensions for disabled
nen; creating stote dairy commission
under directon of board of agriculture;
governing the practice of pharmacy;
making disposition of liquor to minor
or person of unsound mind a felony;
authorizing land commissioners to sell
public lands for townsites; requiring
cotton glnners to make semi-annual re-
ports under oath; for state board to rx-
jf regents of tin
,-erslty and the ti
NEW YORK, May 21.—Work on tho
magnHlcent floats celebration is going on
night and dy.
Fifteon of the or.o hundred floats oro
•tored under tho viaduct at 155th street
awaiting the final touches of tho gilders
and when a kindly btvezc llftod the «-.in-
v.ih coverings all eould behold the ar-
U«Uc fortru^als v.f historic evcuu which
will delight the multitudes during the
pageants next fall.
Hundreds of artists and their assis-
tants are rushing tho work on the
floats to completion.
Among tho scenic reproduction of
events desvrlptivo of ihe early history
of New V<>rk is a float entitled "The
Manor Hall." It represents the marrlago
of a wealthy land uwucr'g daughter at
his Colonial mansion and th< cfi
will be enacted on tho Ho.v.
Another float Is descrlptatlye nt t
ception of Governor Peter Stuyvesf
the Dutch burghers of New Amesc*
''The fate of Henry Hudson"
sente an Ice scene In Hudson's Ha
explorer deserted by his cr'w and
ing for life against polar bears ur
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selected by the hoaril
Oklahoma state i
state bar association
to select a dean for the university law
school, which Is to be established next
year, are trying to agree on a man for
the place, but have so far been unable
to do bo. The committee on the part
of the regents consists or Leo Cruce o
Ardmore, president of the board; J. I
Lydlck of Shawnee and Flowers Nelson
of Tulsa, while Judge J. H. Burford
Guthrie, C. ti. Ames of Oklahoma C
and Judge F. M. Bailey of Chickasha are
the members named by tho president
the bar association at the request
Two candidates are under considera-
tion by the committee, John Roberts
St. Louis nnd John B. Cheadle of Alv
Roberts is a graduate of Heidelberg un
verslty and has served as an instruct
at both Drake and Columbia. Chea<1
is a*graduate of Kansas university ai
has had no experience in teaching la^
ELECTION LAW IS AWFUL
Prominent Editor Speaks So
Plainly None Can Fail to Un-
derstand. — Sees Black Cloud
if Demagogues Continue Ac-
tion Outlined in Past.
ENID, Okla., May 21 —"Should the
Taylor law ever become effective in
Oklahoma the sovereignty of the peo-
ple would be at an end. No man who
has looked fairly Into the situation
can doubt the truth of this statem*
Oligarchic or monarchic government
would be preferable to the damnable
(International News Service.)
"new YORK. May 21.-Every unil
of Industrial and commercial machin-
ery of the Standard Oil company wal
halted throughout the world Friday
during the funeral of Henry H. Rog-
ers. The aevice took place in thl
church of Messiah The pall beareri
were Rogers' Intimate friends, among
them being Rockefeller, John D. Arch-
bold, E. T. Bedford, Samuel Clemens
E. H. Harrlman, George W. Perkins
Col. A. G. Payne, Melville E. Stone
Raymond DuPuy, Elbert L. Gary, John
D. Ryan, Jas. M. Beck, Chas. A. Pe*<
body, Dr. C. C. Rice, Gen. James Gor-
Following tho funeral, the famllj
nnd twenty-friends accompanied th<
body to the station, thence to Fair*
haven, Mass. Burial wlfl take pi act
there this afternoon. In compliant
with Rogers' wish, tho service followed
th" simple rites of tho UnitarlaD
The floral offerings were banked
across the chancel to a height of twen-
ty feet. Department heads from th|
general offices of the Standard, mem-
bers of the Lotus club, friends and
miscellaneous financiers who have beei
idncntlfled with him attended in I
body. v.*..' ,'i
HONOR AT FAIRHAVEN.
FATRHAVEN, Mas?, May 21.—Th«
school children of Falrhaven will di
honor to the late H. H. Ilogers. whet
the body of the late Standard oil mag-
nate will He in state here Saturdaj
morning. Following strvlces in No*
York Friday, interment will be madi
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Bartlesville 8, Joplin 2.
Muskogee 0, Pittsburg 6.
Lincoln 8,'Tepeka 1.
Des Moines 11, Pueblo 4.
Sioux City 3, Wichita 0.
Omaha 12, Denver 1.
ansas City 3, Minneapolis 1
Columbus fi, Toledo 1.
Louisville 3, Indianapolis 1.
Milwaukee 4, St. Paul 0.
Chicago 3, Boston 6.
St. Louis 2, New York 1.
Cleveland 4, Washington 1.
Detroit 4, Philadelphia 8.
Chicago 7. Boston 0.
All other games postponed.—Rain
Ff, Worth 12, Galveston 0.
Dallas 1, Houston 3.
San Antonio 3. Oklahoma City 3, called
i Innings.— Rain.
Shreveport 1, Waco 4,
Papers Now Sold
Direct to Carriers
New System Adopted in
Guthrie For Delivery of
Daily State Capital.
On May 1 the State Capital
adopted a new system for deliv-
ery of the daily in Guthrie. From
that date the papers were sold
direct to the carrier. Before the
carriers were paid by the week
and a city circulator had charge
of them. Now each hoy owns his
own route. He buys the papers
as they come from the press and
delivers and collects for them.
Collections will be made every
week—on Saturday. Please have
the money ready for them.
We believo this system will be
best as each carrier will be
personally responsible to each
subscriber for prompt delivery.
Xo complimentary papers will
be delivered. The boys pay for
every paper they take out and
must get the money in return.
HAINS RECEIVING SENTENCE
•Plat AT TV
run C MAINS. JR
Annls at the
A., convicted lsst
ishlng of manslaughter in
ree for killing William E.
Bayslde Yacht Club August
iced by Judge Garretson to
not leas than eight or more than sixteen
years at hard lalnr in Sing Sing prison.
Tho maximum penalty for the crime Js
twenty years', imprisonment, but a max;
more than one-half of the maximum.
Captain Halns received the sentence
with the same apparent lack of under*
standing that has characterised his nc*
tlons rudlng tho entire trial, even ask*
ing for an explanation of some u£ Ihl
HUvatlonJ aaked hlun
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Greer, Frank H. The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 26, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 22, 1909, newspaper, May 22, 1909; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc127218/m1/1/: accessed September 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.