The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 79, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 25, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Marketing and shipping the delicious Blberta Peach is the absorbing feature of the hour with Ureater Oklahoma's fruit growers
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GUTHRIE. OKLAHOMA, JULY 25, 1907.
Japanese Fighting Ships Ar-
Guthrie Tot Missing in the
INTRIGUES ARE GALORE
Arrests by Wholesale to Appre-
NO ACTION TAKEN SAYS ITO
Japanese Diplomat "at Loss" to
Account for the Widespread
. Impression that His Country
Has Deposed the Korean Em-
peror—Diplomats Retire From
Midst of Hot Bed
Seoul, July 24.— A message from Chcm-
llpo states that the" Japanese war Veu-
els Kasagl. Nltaka and Tsushima ar-
rived there from Gentian at 9 o'clock
this morning with many blue jackets
and provinlcal troops 011 board and will
call at Seoul. Many agitators from the
provinces are arriving they ar<? expect-
ed to assemble In the city and there-
fore are congregated in the suburoan
towns where 100 soldiers were sent to
disperse them. On account of prevail-
ing heat, and disquiet the financial arch-
ives of the government and als^ the cor-
respondence of the various government
diplomats hpve been removed to the
Japanese city to Insure their safety from
Instruction *by fire.
• "Wholesale arrests of subordinates leav-
ng the palace began at 4 o'clock yeste.'-
lay afternoon the object being to Inter-
cept possible communications from tho
.former emperor which might throw light
n alleged plots. Marquis Ito's official
newspapers expresses satisfaction with
Ihe views of some of the fotelgn papers
regarding the situation in Korea nut
lays Jie <s surprised at the impression
R'hich appears to prevail abroad that
* ft 1 pan has taken action in Korea, in-
listing that Japan has not done so.
A telegram lute yesterday af-
ternoon from C. II. Martindale,
the Guthrie real estate dealer who'
with his wife and five-year-old
daugher Ruth was in the wreck
of the wrecked steamer Co-
lumbia off the California coast
Monday morning stated that the
little girl, with Mr. and Mrs. W,
E. Butler and two daughters, re-
latives of Mrs. Martindale, are
among the missing. No details
A message earlier in the day from
San Francisco stated that the* body of
Mr. Butler was in that city. Nothing is
known of the particulars of 'the fate of
four separate styles of penmanship being
used rt\ addition to the numerous in-
In order to properly safeguard the
parchment it lias been suggested that
the great seal of the state be placed on
ea^ch and every page of the instrument.
As four different men helped to write
the document it would be diff.cuit to
detect a change at any time until a
carcful investigation was made.
the Butlers and the Martindale girl. Mr.
and Mrs. E. Rockwell of this city were
Astoria. Ore.. July L'4.—All night long,
an eager throng awaited on the docks
£pr the arrival of the steamer George
W. Elder, which had on board many of
the survivors of the ill fated Columbiu,
which was sunk in a collision with the
steam schoner San Pedro near Shelter
cove, Calif., early Sunday morning.
Hundreds of people, relatives, friends of
the survivors came from Portland and
various towns In Oregon and Washing-
ton to greet their loved ones. Patiently
they waited on the docks throughout th •
night, huddled In groups, their faces il-
lumined with happiness and chatting
sappily of the reunion of the morrow.
The scene however, was not wihout its
soffow. Mere and there an expectant
wife, a loving father, a brother or a sis-
ter, hoping against hope, sat huddled and
dlsconsllate. They were awaiting news
of the missing, perhaps of the d*ad. It
was tiie presence of the bereaved that
held the throngs in check and here and
ther some man or woman more thought-
of the rest, endeavored to console the
poor folk whose eyes scanned the sea so
anxiously for a glimpse of the Elder.
A? last the lookout at Hammond tele-
phoned in that the Elder was off the bar
and at 4:46 o'clock another # message
came that the Elder was almost inside.
A grf'at cheer greeted the news and th
watchers begun to pace up and down
the piers, nervously scanning the har-
bor to catch a glimpse of the steamer.
When at last 'the Eider finally was rls
cerned In the glow of the early morning
there was cheer after cheer, •hundreds
of people from all parts dt the city were
added to the epectant crowd. Long be-
fore the Elder was within earshot people
on the docks began 4 fullisade of ques-
tions, but It was useless.
It was not long, however, before th"
people on the docks recognized, or
thought they could recognise, their loved
ones and the excitement grew more
tense and demonstrative.
The scene, on the Elder was perhaps
more animated. Crowds of eager people
were gathered on the decks and a long
TWO DESIRE DIVORCES
C-ne for Drunkenness the Other
Nellie Dean has filed suit In tho dis-
trict court for divorce from Durwood
Dean, a farmer of Logan county. She
charges extreme cruelty and drunken-
ness, and asks for tlie custody of their
three children and J2.000 In money. They
were married in Oklahoma City in July,
1 v 1 lie Mowery 'has filed suit in the
district court from William H. Mowery
naming as corespondent Laura Roder. of
Carmen, Woods county. Qhe says her
Husband abandoned thedr farm«in Spring-
vale township and took a position with
a threshing machine company and makes
his headquarters at Carmen. He rented
a house and Intended taking his Wife and
five children there to live, but met the
itoder woman and has since refused
provide money to his wife for fear she
will ure it to go to Carmen. She al-
leges that he Is now living with the
Ruder woipan and refuses to provide
1 furt\er for h's family. She asks the
custody of the children and alimony.
TWO CARS OF PEACHES
WOMAN KILLED IN W1NAWAU
Wife of Prominent Oklahoma City
Physician Thrown From Bug-
gy to Pavement
Spiral to the State Capital.
Oklahoma Citv Okla.. July 24 -Mn.
T\ C. Brown, wife of Dr. p. C. Brown,
a well known physcian here was thrown
from a carriage on North Broadway
this afternoon, and Injured so that die?
died two hours later at a hospital.
Dr. and Mrs Brown were driving
along th* left slde'of the street nertu
Nnth when a street car canie along.
The car got caught in the shafts of th®
buggy and seared the horse so that he
ran away. Roth Mr. and Mds. Bro-vn
were sp'lled from the vehicle about two
blocks from where the runaway starred,
hut Dr. Brown was not seriously in-
WOMAN CALLED KATE
BENDER SEEKS DAMAGE
Bpecial to the State capital.
Oklahoma City, Okla., July 24—The
Oklahoma City Post lias been sued for
jLi.000 damages bv Mrs# Sarah Frew «.f
this cty, who charges that the defendant
company libelled her recently through
the publication of an article in which
phe was alleged to tie the notorious
Kate Render of Kansas criminal fame.
The article was published under a Gut-
hrie date line, and contained# the state-
ment of a prisoner in a federal jafl there.
In which he charged that the Oklahoma
City woman was the survivor of that
PATCH WORK CONSTITUTION
Interlineations and Different
* Penmanship in Parchment
President Murray, in explaining the
tumerous Interlineations in the parch-,
m^'it copy of the constitution,#says that
Jnany errors were made in transcribing
the original parchment, owing • > the
fact that changes made In tne last hours
if the convention just previous to tne
first recess, were not placed in the copy
by Assistant Secretary Johnston it the
time. Section 14 of the schedule was
left entirely out and was nut dscoveted
until the seven typewritten eopii were
being read and compared with the parch-
ment. A port of the article on corpora-
tions was also left out, and many words
were transposed in the labor commis-
sioner section, the words labor and joih-
mlsConer being reversed and ,^.'of" in-
In the last hours of the conventual and
lust prior to the signing of the constitu-
tion before the first regular recess sp-
iral changes and corrections were na le.
luch as the name of Moman county 1.. -
ing changed to Creek, and another to
Rogers. At the time perhaps 'en or
1 dosen interlineations were made, in
addition to the Insertion of the two Ra-
tions mentioned being written closely
between the lines and on*N.he margin
Thirty-three changes were made wnen
ihe convention last met, two sections
being Inserted In the schedule provid-
ing when state officers shall take their
ifPlces. and the making of bonds Thus
tfie parchment looks like a crazy quilt,
Householder Shipping From the
Switch in His Orchard
Prank Householder will today ship to
Cleveland, Ohio, two more cars of El-
berta peaches, a spur track has bten
run into the orchard and the cars are
being loaded and'then iced in this city.
♦Monday the first car was sent out 1°
Chicago. The peaches are bringing St,00
for a tour basket crate, and Mr. House-
holder will ship between fifteen and
twenty cars this season. He will also
send a few cars to New Y«jrk direct.
The fruit is ripening in splendid shape,
be'ng large and .with a splendid flavor
to t^mpt the palats of the easterners.
NEW BANK FOR GIBBON
Bank Commissioner H. H. Smock has
authorized the Bank of G;bbon to com-
mence business with the capital stock
of J-10,000. Charles Mathews Is president
C. E. Wetmore vice president and F, L.
Mac Alforcl !s
IS NT IT A PEACH
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Special to the State Capital
Muskogee. I. T., July 114.—Mac A1 ford
twice tried for the murder of Cicero
Davis, a wealthy ranchman near Porum
and finally acquitted and who was in-
dicted for the murder of old man Splvey
and tho Indictment quashed, was :re-
sassinated today. Alforjl was a violent
man and had engaged In a feud with the
Davis family, who spent a fortune in
trying to convict him. Ho came Into
Porum this morning armed with an
automatic rifle, talked with the city
marshal there and said he was leaving
the Davlses alone. On his way home
Alford Wfto shot from ambush near th«
■ 40 Lives
New Vqrk. July 24 Forty laborers
ran, swam and fought for their lives
when the new sewer in West 43 th street
was flooded tonight and but for the
coolnew of Foreman Ben Connors ail
would have perished.
The men were working In the tube
which Is about eight feet in diameter, a
block in length and forty feet below the
surface. Suddenly a break occurred In
the old sewer above them and the es-
caping water poured into the open end
of the tube. The only exit was at th*)
moment after a stream first trickle*!
into the tub- the food came and when
the men turned to run the water was at
their knees and rapidly rising. Then
the men, panic * stricken, ran for the
shaft, and I11 running fell over each
other. When they went half way to the
shaft the water was at their waist.
Screaming and fighting the men wedged
themselves In a helpless mass. Then
Connors who had led ,jhe way tfc the
shaft, took a hand and swinging an ugly
club threatened to #braln every man "f
them if they did not obey him. Hheu
he ordered them to form four abreast
and* march. Some marched, but more
swam, as by that tlnr* the water had
reached the necks of the taller, while
those of lesser height had been swept
e they gained the shaft and
ladder to the street. Con-
Two Kansas Citvans Prostrated
With Mercury at 96 •
Kansas City, Juy 24.-One hundred
and twenty five horses dropped dead on
the streets here today from the effects
of the heat. Two persons were pros
trated. Today was the. warmest day of
the summer, the government thermom-
eter registering ninety six degrees. At
Emporia and Concordia, Kansas, the
temperature of one hundred degree.*
ot and at the time of day that Cicero J
ivls was slain.
SEEING LOVE FADE
Los Angeles Man Shot to Death'
While Calling on "the Other
I>ob Angeles. July ?l —George T* Ben-
nett, proprietor of tho Bennett Eloeirl-
al comp.in\ was shot and kUled list
nU'ht by KM ••lie on well a younn worn in
with whom he had Ih'ed for_thd past five
years. Bennett was killed as hi' sat (n
the porch of the home of dftiss Marguerite
Bennett, *.vho although of thq «-amo
name, was no relation.
According to the story related fyy M'ss
Corwell. Bennett has of late beer, t fn*
quent caller at the home of Miss Ben-
nett and id ss Corwell became convinced
that he was about to desert her. Last
night she drove to Miss Bennett's homo
In a cab and (ailing Bennett to where lis
automobile stood at the curb, shot him
twice, one of the bullets taking effect iu
hrslrf. Miss Corwell drove to the police
station where she surrendered.
The Election Call
Issued By Governor
Governor Frantz at 4 o'clock yester-
day issued the election proclamation,
TO THE PUBLIC, 0REBTING:—
Whereas, pursuant to an act of con-
"An act to enable the people of Ok-
lahoma and of Indian Territory to form
a constitution and state government and
be Hdmittcd Into the union on an equal
footing with the original states, and to
enable the people of New Mexico and of
Arlsona to form a constitution and state
government and be admitted Into the
union on an equal footing with the or-
approved June 1«. IDftfl, and hereinafter
referred to as the enabling act. del*
gates were duly* elected, and
Whereas, saiJ delegates so elected did.
on the second Tuesday aft or their said
election, meet at the city of Guthrie, tho
seat of government of said oklahoma
Territory, and organize as a convention,
Whereas, after such organization said
le|eg;it«in convention assembled, did
'dei lai <• that they adopted the constitu-
tion of the United Stat's on behalf of
the people of the proposed state of Ok-
Whereas, said constitutional convention
did. by ordlnano* irrevocable, accept
the teruut and conditions t f said enabling
Whereas, said convention did tin
form a constitution and state
ment for said proposed state o
Whereas. In pursuance of a
tlon of said convention, the sa
stltutlon of said proposed state
lahoma engrossed and enrolled upon
parchment, signed by the officers of said
eonventlon and certain members thereof
and attested by the secretary of the
Territory <>r Oklahoma under the great
seal of said territory of Oklahoma, wa.s
if July. A. D. 1907,
filed In the office of «ald secretary and is
now on file In said office, and
Whereas, said convention did. after
said constitution and state government
for said proposed state of Oklahoma nad
been so formed as aforesaid, provided
by ordinance, as amended on tho loth
day of July, A. D. 1007, entitled
"Afl ordinin*' providing for an
election at which the proposed const!
tutlon for the propose^ Mare of Okla-
homa shall be submitted to the people
thereof for ratification or rejection, and
submitting separately to the people of
the proposed state of Oklahoma the pro-
CONTINUED ON HAGS CQLUMN~"l
row oi nappy luces snown over tne rail.
Hats were waved and the cheers of the
rescued mingled with tho watchers on
Shouts of greeting went back aful
forth as the JQlder camt ■> her dock end
cr\t ■ ot "Row are you?" and "Ad# you
all right?' mill punctuated now and
then with the ors of e mother or father
appealing for news of loved ones.
Crowd is Disappointed .
There were pitiful scenes when It was
learned that the Elder had picked up
none of the Columbia's life boats or
rafts. All hope bad departed for sonw
and they slipped .away from the merry
make rs to hide I heir sorrow as best
they might. It was only too true—the
Elder had not .> issued any of the missing
rafts or boats and had picked up none
of the victims after leaving Eureka.
As the gang plank of the Elder was
swung out upon the dock there was a
CONTINUED ON PAGE COLUMN 2
WIFE SWEARS SHE
GOT BRIBE MONEY
Story of 3an Francisco Svipervis
or Corroboated by Woman in
San Franolsco, July 24. —Mrs. Anna
Leonatgan, wife of supervisor, J. F.
Leonargan. was a witness today for the
prosecution fh the lx>uis Glass bribery
trial. She corroborated the testimony of
her husband that he accepted fr>m
T. V. Halsey of the Pacific Telephone
company to vote against the granting of
a rival franchise to the Home telephone
company. She said her husband orougnt
the money home in bills and gave !i to
Supervisor M W. Coffey testified that
he accepted a bribe of $5,000 from Halsey
under the conditions stated but no de-
nied that the vote was thereby Influenced
Supervisor F. P. Nicholas testified t° «*°-
eepting a bribe from Halsey. .Former
Supervisor Andrew M WUson admitted
receiving money from Halsey and ethers
to influence hiH official actions. W. Eaton
treasurer of the Pacific States Telephone
company was the last witness of the clay.
HE COMPOSED "DIXIE
Cal. Will S Hays, River Editor
of Courier Journal,, is Dead
Ag;ed 71 •
Louisville, Ky.—July 3t.- Ool Will S.
Hays, the veteran river editor of tne
Courier Journal writer and poet 'lied at
his •home here today of vertigo. :*ueed
by a strike of paralysis, suffered In tiie
Irquois theatre fire in Chicago, lie was
To years old.
Col. Hays always claimed the author-*
ship of the original words of "Dixie,- and
that he was responsible for the music.'
Mis version of Dixie was written at the
outbreak of the Civil war. but .the words
were considered so seditious that the
writter was arrested end contpelle'l *o
change them. By that time, It is s.ud
Dan Emmett. the minister, had written
his song, and his publisher had it copy-
righted. Coi Hays' most famous song
was • Molly Darling," the sale of which
reach* d two million couples in Europe
and America. Among his other songs
•Keep in de Middle ob de Koad;"*"The
Old Hog Cabin in the Lane," and Sig-
nal Bells at Sea.'
World Famous Scientist lri<
. suited at Frisco
INSURANCE MAN'S PLAINT
And Prof, Simon Newcomb Left-
Hall in a Huff - 1
1 I 1 •
THE CRITIC IS HISSED
The Address of the Directory of
Astronomy at Anapolis During
Ihe Industrial Peace Confer-
ence Characterized as "Long
} Tiresome" Delegates Prefer-t
ed to Hear Drayman
San Francisco Cal. July ?l—I*rof. Si-
mon Noweomb, world renowned scent st
and director of astronomy at Annapo-
lis, was offended at the industrial peae#
ctineronce today bv Hugh Craig, a «vell
known Insurance man. member of tne
Merchants Exchange and delegate to
. Prof, Newcomb occupied n chair
the platform after delivering his addree
op the economic need. Ho listened witli
much interest to the views of t!en. ;'
Renner of the .Draymen's association,
who succeeded him among the speak v *.
At the conclusion of Renner# addr-ss ho
congratulated him on the very broad
views which he had >x pressed. Bert
■'Mdw.tilader had" • !n r? V> announce tho
programo of the afternoon when tie* at- #
t«-fitJon of the temporary Chairman Vott
wus claimed by .delegate Hugh Craig.
Scott tried Induce the insurance man
to take his seat but the 1 at tor per-
sisted and finally had his way.
"•Mr. Chairman." he said. "1 think
that too much of the time of this con-
ference has he<A\ given to listening to
long, tiresome essays.* I believe we
would do much better to hear discus-
sion from practical men like Mr. Ren-
•Craig's remarks were greeted with his-
ses and cries of "call him to order."
Professor Newcomb was Quick to oatch
the personal tone In Craig's remarks#
He arose hastily shook hands with the
few men on • the platform and walkod
out of the convention.
Temporary Chairman Scott called craig
to order and at the same time paid a
glowing tribute to Dr. Newcomb.
nors was the last one to leave the sewer
and when lie did ao he rose from ix
feet of water.
EEAT KILLS 125 HORSES
THREE HEAT PROSTRATIONS
Lincoln, Neb., July 23—Three persons
were prostrated by heat in Lincoln today
and all are in a critical condition. The
temperature at 3 p. m. was 95.
Rock Island, III . July :M An order in
been issued by Chief Carman F. L. B
mug calling a strike of the carman
l nIon on the entire Rock Island sysio
The order affects twenty-four hundr<
men Aoid ng [" advices received iie
the order has betn generally obeyd. Ti
prln- .'nre locatrftt at S.lvis, . •
cago, Morton, K.as.. Shawnee Oklaon
an i Cedar Rapids.
Tin Issue Is the re-lnstatement jf 10
Dunn a union painter. ;<t Sllvis, win
wa fc.ichftrged on an allegati-ui thai
reriov. d his Jumper and overalls oefor
the whistle blew.
Th- i,ff cers of the union say that ra/ns
on the Itoc.k Island road ar# not Inspc t-
ed as the law requires and fney will no ti
fy the interstate commerce commlss'on
Topeka. July 'l -About 150 car men
In the employ of the Rock Island rallroac
of Morton,• Kansas, struck today in sym
pathy with the shtrikers at Sills, 111,
Special to the State Capital.
Shawnee, Ok., July 1M Nearly 300 flock
Island car men went on strike at noon to-
day. In sympathy with the Silvia, ills ,
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NO TRIAL FOR MINING MAN
VANDERBILTS REACH NORFOLK
Norfold. Vs., July a—Her old S. Van-
dprhllt and purty, about whose safety
anxiety has been felt, arrived at Old
j'olnt Comfort In the sloop yacht today,
the actiton of the grand Jury under a
• $S00 bond which she failed to secure.
Chief of Police Mitchell caught the
girl at Oklahoma Clt£ Monday.
FAIR RAILWAY RATES
Special to The State Capital.
Oklahoma City, Okla., July 13— P-esl-
dent C. <! Jones of the Oklahoma ?tate
fair "association lias returned from -St.
Louis, where lie succeeded in securing
rates of one fare plus from all point*
to the Oklahoma State Pair to be held
here from October :, to October 16 A.
freight rate for exhibits was also secured.
OKLAHOMA DADJ? TO
DRAW $50 PER MONTH
Special to The State Capital.
i vi-. iioma City, Okla. July 23-Th*
Oklahoma City Council has voted ts
members a salary of $T/) per month. J P.
Warren, councilman from tho flft's ward
resigned, and O. C. Black, a prominent
attorney was un i.:inon y elected AH
Washington. July 24.—Forecast +
Oklahoma and Indian Territory; +
>> Thursday generally fair. +
* ♦ ♦
Coal Land Indictment Aq-imst
• Kansan Dissmissed
Cheyenne, July .'4. In theCnlted Sta'es
district court today Judge J. A. itlner
dismissed tlm case against K. T. McCar- |
thy, a wealthy mining man of Omaha,
and Baxter city. Kansas ^iio was in j
d ,'tod for alleged conspiracy to defraud
t!;e government of valuable coal lamia in
lias gotten 'Kreater*service in
her shopping out of $j than
you had out of J6, it probab-
ly was became she spent
more time reading the ads
in the State Capital than
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