The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 32, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 29, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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7eu**'d3*it i^uk^jUlA. SATURDAY MORNING MAY 29. 1909
Giant Icebergs ^€,1 from the Vaderlartd
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LITSLE HOPE ENTERTAINED
FOR A CONVICTION.
PRUITT IS SENSATIONAL.
Attorney for Defense Fail3 to
Back Down on His Charges
Against West and Blakney
Says He Was Informed They
Intend to Prosecute Attorneys.
TECUMSEH, Okla., May Behind
closed doors the battle between the J
ors who arc to determine the fate ot
District Judge Maben was still being
waged this evening with a report mo
mentarally expected. Little hope is now
entertained by the prosecution for se-
curing a conviction, while Maben's
friends are now less hopeful of an ac
qvltal. It Is behoved the jurors will
fail to agree. In the event of a hung
Jury there Is much speculation as to
whether the cases will be tried again.
Aside from the action of the Jury
the argument of Norman Pruett, who
so severely arraigned Attorney Gen
eral West, has proven the real sensa
tlon of the trial and about all that
was heard around the court was dls
cussion as to its effect on the Jury
and what action Mr. West would take
In the way of resentment.
The attorney general makes
sweeping denial of every chargi
while Norman Pruiett declares that
one reason for the bitterness of his
attack upon the attorney General
Wednesday aftornoon was the fact
that It had been told to him that the
attorney general had stated that the
defense was guilty of subordination
of perjury, and that the court had
pressed himself as believing it to be
a fact, and that upon questioning th
court ho had been informed that
that the court had said was that he
did not approve of Pruiett's line
argument. When it came to his ears,
says Mr. Pruiett, that counsel for the
defense had been and would bo charg
ed with subornation of perjury,
was so filled with righteous indigna
tlon that ho felt that ho could
nothing too strong in condemnation
of the men who he understood to be
making the charges. He added, fur
ther, that he had no apologies
make to any one.
The arrest and trial of Judge Ma
hen followed publicly made charg*
during a revival meeting being con
ducted by Rev. Bulgin In Shawnee.
The actual charges were first mad'
it Is said, by a Mrs. Brown Howell,
NEW YORK, May 28.—Five immense
icebergs sighted last Friday in weather
so clear that their size was intensified
was tho record en the log of the Van-
derland and Red Star line, wheh arrived
from Antwerp and Dover, the largest
number of ice bergs ever seen so far
to the westward by Captain Thomas G.
Barman, her commander.
There w«'re fifteen passengers in the
saloon, more than two hundred in the
second cabin and 1,350 steerage passen-
gers who were treated to a sight that
they will remember all their lives, ac-
rding to Richard Mandel, a saloon i as-
There have been many tales brought
i of late uf struggles in the ice fields
further north by tramp steamships, but
no passenger steamship has met so many
largo leeb- rgs in the regular steamship
track as the Vaderland. S<> impressive
were the bergs that W. Paradles, the
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first officer of the steamship made photograph of the biggest iceberg, which
3kctchcs of tho glittering masses. Mr. Captain Ulirman sold was fully 1,000 feet
Mandel succeeded in obtaining a good | In length and 250 feet high.
FIVE RELATIVES ARE IN
Home of Senator Taylor Will
Send Five Hundred Petitions
Against Bill He Fathered—
Claim Made Governor Wants
To Go To Congress.
One of the democratic office holders
says tliat the Taylor election law is ex-
pected to hold in office indefinitely, is
charged with having five relatives on the
state payroll througlj ills engineering.
The voters will remember that the first
legislature after statehood enacted an
anti-nepotism law, and the fact that one
officer holder has secured jobs for five
of his relatives shows what a farce the
enforcement of that law is.
FIVE HUNDRED IN CHICKASHA.
Tuttle, Okla., May 28.—Fully five hun-
dred petitions will be sent in from Chick-
asha this week against Taylor election
law and it is very evident that it will
be hit hard when the vote comes out to
try out its virtues.
WHY THE LAW IS NEEDED.
Cherokee, Okla., May 28.—"Governor
Haskell will make the race for congress
In the Third district next year. That 1s
one of the reasons for Ljie "ribbon Iwxllot"
says Walter Ferguson, editor of the
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© BASE BALL ®
tit $ @ @ ® €«
Detroit 2, Chicago 1.—14 innings.
Philadelphia 3, Washington 1.
Cleveland 3, St. Louis 1.
Enid Webb City 5.
Springfield 1, Guthrie 0—12 innings.
Joplin 2, Muskogee 3.
Pittsburg 3, Bartlesville 4—12 Innings.
Philadelphia 11-0; New York 1-3.
Galveston 0, Houston 3.
Waco 1, San Antnolo 0.
Fort Worth 5, Dallas 3.
Shreveport 4, Oklahoma City 2.
At Kansas City—St. Paul 3, Kansas
At Milwaukee—Milwaukee 2, Min-
At Columbus—Columbus 10, Louis-
At Toledo—Toledo 7, Indianapolis 1.
CLOSE POST OFFICE.
Next Sunday being Decoration
Day and a legal holiday, the postof-
fice will observe as a holiday Mon-
day, the 31st, and will be open for tho
transaction of business on that day
from 2 to 3 p. m.
TOBACCO AND SUGAR TAR-
IFF COMPLETED IN
GORE GETS IN DEBATE
Oklahoma Senator Declares There
Is Little Saving—Joins Bristow
and Clay—Charged That Okla-
homan's Amendment Cut Off
Debate—It Is Withdrawn.
England and America Keep World's Peace
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WASHINGTON, May 28.- Senator Ald-
rlch succeeded today in gettng action by
the senate on the remainder of the sugar
schedule with the understanding tliat tho
paragraph fixing a duty on raw ami re-
fined sugar should be again placed before
the senate if Senator Clay's health should
so Improve as to permit of his taking
advantage of an opportunity at a later
date to move an amendment cutting the
figures in two. The tobacco schedule
was also completed. No changes were
made in the finance committee rates on
either schedule. The sugar, the to-bacco
and agricultural schedules divided the
attention of the senate with Incidental
remarks on the side by Senator Bacon
and a general tariff speech by Senator
Senators Gore, Bristow and Clay criti-
cised the provision for a duly on raw
nd refine,] sugar and Mr. Clay repeat ed
his allesraton of fraudulent transaTtlotifl
In the Interest of the sugar trust. Mr.
Rrlstow declared tlw t (he trust has bene-
fited hv the defeat of his amendments
yesterday and Mr. flnre nsserte,! that by
MAN SENTENCED TO NINE-
TY-NINE YEARS IN PRIS-
ON IS MURDERED.
Doomed Man Found Crouching in
His Cell and As He Arose His
Body Is Literally Riddled With
Bullets—Was White Man.
ABILENE, Texas, May 28—After
spending an hour In a desperate at-
tempt to break down the doors, win-
dows and even the walls of the Taylor
county jail, an infuriated mob over-
powered the Jailer and shot Tom Har-
nett, recently convicted of tho mur-
der of Alex Sears, a cattleman, to
death in his cell.
The mob formed early this morning
and went to the jail where they de-
manded admission and surrender of
tfoe prisoner. Upon the refusal of
Jailer Peevy, the men fell Upon him,
beating hhn insenslbl.e Leaving the
prostrate form of the jailer, they
ran to Barnett's cell, where he was
crouched trembling in a corner.
An unsuccessful attempt was made
to break down the door of the cell.
Harnett was then commanded to
stand up and face the mob. Shaking
with fear, he started to rise to
His first movement was met by
volley of shots and Barnett fell. The
mob's sentence had been executed.
He was dead.
The mob did It work quietly and
quickly. Little excitement followed.
It is said the killing resulted from tho
faot that citizens feared that Barnett
would not be punished.
Barnett was convicted of the mur
der of Sears and sentenced to i
ninety-nine year term in the peniten
tlary, but the case had been appealed.
Sears was prominent and wealthy,
having many friends In this section
of the country.
The authorities were caught
awares because of the hour of the
attack, and by the time sufficient
forces to cope with the mob had
gathered. Barnett was dead.
etSIE. KOSEKFELD ■
NH3 WYORK, May 2S.—Seeking employ-
ment In an effort to aid her family, Elsie
losentleid, twenty years old, left her
■ome at No. 287 Sevents street, Sunday,
lay 9, with a woman who had promised
ler a place In a silk waist factory In
Greene street, and slnco that date her
mrents have neither seen nor been able
o obtain any trace of her. The police
lave a description of the missing girl
iinl are endeavoring to find her.
Her parents believe she Is being held
•omewhere against her will, and they
(veep continuously as they speak of her.
NEW YORK, May 28.—Peace through-
out the world is assured by the friend-
ship between the United States and
England, according to James flryce,
British ambasador, who made a speech
at tho dinner of tho British Schools and
Universities Club at Delmonlco's In honor
of Empire Day. The occasion is also
the celebration of the anniversary of the
birth of Queen Victoria.
_ 4|ouy illusions to tho oarly days oI the
United States were wittingly made by the
author of "Tho American Common-
wealth," who now represents his coun-
try ut Washington.
"Some of you," ho said, "have become
citizens of the United States, but that
should make no difference as far as the
love of the old country Is concerned. ;
Every man today next to his own coun-
try feels the greatest Interest In this
great commonwealth In which you live.
"Hero in the L'ulud States Is being
worked out tho propagation of our stock
and of those traditions and Institutions
which wherever they have been adopted
have brought peace, order and happiness
"I feel that interest in the welfare of
the United States that 1 feel in Great
Britain, and despite misunderstandings
which have arisen from time to time the
two nations are glowing together In
option of th
pnsed by the house, only five cents on
thp 100 pounds of sugar would bo saved
Senator Haron's remarks consisted of a
charge that the reading clerk of tho
senate anil the republican leaders were in
collusion to shut off debate. The charge
grew out of the fact that when the sen-
ate was about to vote on an amendment
by Mr. Gore to the sugar schedule, Mr.
Bacon was prepnrlmr to address the sen-
n tgud bftd Actually bsjpiin before the
roll was railed. asserted that this
course had been pursued Jo prevent him
from snofikln*. end declared that such a
plan had been followed In the past, hf
entered upon milte a sharp criticism of
the official. The vice president himself
assumed the responsfrbiiltv for ordering
the call to proceed and the Incident was
closed. The Gore amendment was sub-
Mr. Gore offered an amendment reduc-
ing the duty on refined sugar to one
cent per pound which, he said, he was
confident would he voted down.
Mr. Aldrlch tnen called for a vote on
the paragraph fixing tho duty on all
grades of sugar. He had responded to
his own name when Mr. Bacon for the
time put nn end to tho proceeding by
entering his protest. Mr. Clny Imme-
diately took the floor to speak on the
sugar schedule. -
GOVERNMENT WAS IN EAR.
NEST ALL THE TIME BUT
FEW THOUGHT SO.
INDICTMENSS A SURPRISE
Will Be Necessary to Add Three
New Carriers—Gain of 25 Per
Cent in April, 1909 Over Same
Month in 1908.
That Guthrie is Improving Is shown by
the re olpts of the Guthrie postofflcat
which are increasing at an enormous
The comparison of last month and this
chows that there Is an approximate gain
of over $500, while April of 19U8 as com-
pared with April of this year snows a
gain of $1228.80, or a gain of jo per cent.
The total gain of tho year 1908 over that
of 1907 1* $tit>oo and U Is estimated that
the gain this year will exceed that of
last year by $7000.
Postmaster McCoy says there Is an ex-
cept Iona! amount of money orders beng
sent from this city which In tself sho
there Is capital coming Into tho city,
for new carriers, it 1h stated that tin
will be three added to the force In lh«
next few weeks as the outlying districts
is almost Impossible to reach with the
already Increase*! force.
FOR CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE
Pontotoc County Farmer Con-
victed of That Charge.
Convicted on the charge of criminal
negligence by reason that he Is said
to have olio wed a hog that died
cholera to remain In the pen which
would Infect other swine, R. S. Tobln
of Ponltotoc county yesterday appeal-
ed his case to the criminal court of
appeals. Tobln contends that the
court erred In not allowing testimony
to be offered which was prejudiced.
Not So Much Loud Talk Sincl
Editor Must Apear in Answei
to Contempt of Court Charge.—
Early Trial of Case Expected.
BROOKE CREATES SENSA-
ST. LOUIS. Mo., May 28.—
Bishop Hrooke or Oklahoma City
created a mild sensation In his
addressed the Episcopal auxiliary
here today when he likened the
Muskogee land frauds prosecution
to the Folk boodle crusade.
WILL BUILD AT ONCE.
Special to Dally Capital.
BATON ROUGE, La., May 28.—P. W.
Weller, of New York, of the Standard
Oil company, announced here last nlgnt
that within thirty days his company
would begin laying pipe lines between1
the Oklahoma oil fields and this city.
He left for the East to complete ar-
rangements for work costing thirty-five
MUSKOGEE, Okla., May 28.—Gov-
ernor Haskell and five others indictee
with him for alleged town lot fraudi
arrived hero today. They conferred
with their attorneys and later gav<
bond before Commissioner C. A
Nichols. Many prominent citizens of-
fered to sign the bonds and telegrami
were received from others throughoul
the State making the same tender.
Haskell's attorneys announced todaj
they would prepare motions to quasi1
the indictments on the grounds ol
improper influence alleged to havi
been brought to bear by the govern-
ments attorneys and secret servict
men upon jurors and witnesses.
nimsel . Wit.Tout tne i!!Bymrao.u
one, not gaining hourly from his be-
be strength to cook for bis glory and
p. This I have done?"
poke. "So, Adolphe, you have done,
apron of inspiration. Non, with an
base, forced on you by enemies. Aa
,t the sculptor—" 4
! So be it!" cried Adolphe.
of the great stove' was open; within,
lis glowed savagely. Before anyone
his purpose, had dreamed of an enor-
at, Adolphe had thrown into the flre
he master, Bertrand de Bouillon. The
j j glc'j'.Wi, nr rliat the trial of long
•nor Haskell and the other defendant!
•Ill not take place before fall. The In-
Ictm^nts cover 118 alleged separate of«
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Georgia Men Would Settle Stride
A • .
ATLANTA, Ga.. May 28.—Governor
Hoke Smith and Charles P. Neill, com-
missioner of the United States Depart-
ment of Labor have been in almost con-
tinuous consultation with J5. A. Bali,
vce president of the Brotherhood of Lo-
comotive Firemen In an endeavor to
reach a final agroement In settlement of
the Georgia railroad strike. It is feared
that unless definite action is taken dur-
ing tho next tw.«nty fQ«ur hour#, tliat
there will be serious trouble. If not man?
rare riots. Officers of the railroad «om.
pany blame Governor Smith and «'th«(
state officials for the riots of last weal
and contend that vigorous policy wouH
have prevented mob violence
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