The Hugo Husonian (Hugo, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 34, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1912 Page: 2 of 10
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WHO FIRED GIN
HORSEMAN UNDERTOOK TO SET
WEBB GIN AT SOPER ON FIRE
Incendiary Escaped But Cotton Wat
Set on Fire and Nineteen Bales
Were Injured by Flames
Sunday night another attempt was
made to burn the Webb gin at Soper,
and JamesMcComanB, the nightwatch-
man, fired five shots at the man who
made the effort to fire the plant.
Sunday night a man rode up to the
gin on a horse and was seen to drop
a match on the cotton near him. Mc-
Comans made an effort to get to the
intruder and when the marauder gal-
loped away sent a volley of pistol
shots after the fleeing rider.
The work of the incendiary was well
started, as fire immediately started
and before it could be extinguished 19
bales of cotton were considerably
Mr. McComans did not know the in-
cendiary and could give no accurate
description of him or the horse he
The fires in the gins of Charles
AVebb have been disastrous during the
present season, the gin at Soper burn-
ing down just after it was completed
and at a heavy cost to Mr. Webb who
carried no insurance. Later in the fall
his gin at Grant was burned down,
and in a few days the Hugo gin was
discovered to be on fire. Mr. Webb's
losses have been very heavy, ana he
has been keeping close watch on the
gin properties of late.
GIVES LIFE SENTENCE
Slayer of Calvin Starr Sentenced at
CLAREMORE, Okla., Oct. 25.—For
killing Deputy Sheriff Cal Starr, Jack
Triplett an Oklahoma bootlegger
must spend the remainder of his days
in the penitentiary, a Jury in the dis-
trict court here finding him guilty at
of murder and fixing his penalty at
Triplett killed Starr after the depu-
ty and Sheriff Sanders had inter-
cepted a shipment of liquor, the shoot-
ing being unwarranted. The testi-
mony in the case showing that Trip-
lett marched Starr down the roadway
h distance of 100 yards and then shot
him in the back.
JURY FAILED TO AGREE
Damage Suit Against Prominent
Hotel Man Was Mistrial
The jury in the case of Mrs. C. H.
Black of El Reno versus R. W. Wil-
kinson, landlord of the Webb hotel,
late Thursday afternoon informed the
court that it had failed to reach a
verdict and was hopelessly divided as
to judgment. Judge Ferguson dis-
charged the jury.
The case was caused by ejection of
Mrs. Black from the Webb hotel last
spring. The plaintiff alleged that
Landlord Wilkinson used offensive
and defamatory language in ordering
her from the premises, which Mr.
Wilkinson denied, although admitting
that he did order the woman from the
hotel. She sued for $5,000.
MURDER AND ATTEMPTED KILL-
INGS LOOM STRONG ON NEWLY
Thirty-five Additional Cases In W""
The State of Oklahoma Appear
H t> i
FRISCO WON IN COURT.
EX-EDITOR BUYS LEASES
Former Kansas Newspaper Man
Owner of $400,000 Properties
Reversal of a
The state supreme court has revers-
ed the decision of the district court in
the Frank Mayne case, Attorney
Stephenson for the Frisco received
word that Mayne failed to prove suf-
ficient negligence on the part of the
employing company to justify a ver-
Frank H. Mayne was employed in
the Hugo shops of the company and
fell from a wooden scaffold while try-
ing to use a dull augur bit. He sued
and obtained a $500 judgment, but the
high court held it was much his fault
as the company's that he attempted
to use a dull bit.
TULSA, Okla., Oct. 25.—A. A.
Richards, formerly editor of a country
newspaper in Kansas Thursday be-
came the owner of the properties of
the Andrew and Bergen Oil comp-
anies in Oklahoma. The considera-
tion was $400,000. The property con-
sists of 7,000 acres of leases and 1.-
250 barrels daily production. From a
country newspaper man Mr. Richards
has risen to be one of the gr^at in-
dependent oil producers in Oklahoma.
It was he who drilled the first well in
the Bird Creek field where now are
400 producing wells and some of the
best properties in the United States.
FATHER SAID NO MARRIAGE
Finley Thompson Failed to Get His I
Finley Thompson of Swink, accom-
panied by some young friends, came
to the city Sunday night and asked to
get a marriage license, the woman in
the case being Miss Lizzie McClana-
han. Thompson did not know of his
own knowledge that the young wo-
man was of marriageable age, but
had a purported order from her fath-
er. The license was refused, and tele-
phonic communication to McLanahan
here brought the answer back from
bim that he had signed no order for
the marriage license and that he was
opposed to his daughter being mar-
ried at this age in life.
, Back From McAlester
Sheriff Loftin and L'ndersheriff De-
Witt returned from the state peniten-
tiary at McAlester Sunday night, hav-
ing in charge Charles Smith and Will
Hess, prisoners wanted here to testi-
fy in the oncoming criminal trials in
the district court. With the additions
made since Saturday and the peni-
tentiary inmates confined for the
time being at the jail, the new baBtile
is about as full as it could be. Hess is
serving a life term for murder and
Smith five years for grand larceny.
Decided for the Defendant.
The suit in the district court enti-
tled Madison Hamilton versus the Ok-
lahoma State bank, was tried Thurs-
uay afternoon, the Jury returning a
verdict today for the bank.
Charged With Grand Larceny.
Deputy Sheriff Birchfield has ar-
rested John Hardwick, of Forney, in-
dicted by the grand Jury for larceny
of a domestic animal; and Thomas
Griffin of Sawyer, charged with the
name offense, but Indicted*on two
Spoke at Atlas.
Robert Connell, Bob Warren and
I^ee Stubbs went to Atlas Thursday
evening where they addressed the
democrats who had assembled there.
They report enthusiasm among the
democrats of that section for Wilson
and the rest of the democratic ticket.
INSTITUTION WAS PROFITABLE
BUT BUILDING NOT LARGE
ENOUGH FOR SAME
Possible That Modern Hospital Will
Be Built Here and Stock Sold For
The Hugo hospital has been closed,
although the institution was a paying
In June the Homes cames here
from Dallas and made a contract to
rent the G. W. Dodd home on East
Jackson street, the same to be con-
verted into a hospital. Arrangement
of the building was completed and
the hospital opened. It did/a good
business from the very first, but Mr.
Dodd desired to get back bis resi-
dence and the structure was too ex-
pensive for the number of rooms
possible for hospital purposes, hence
the closing of the same.
A movement will probably be
launched to build a hospital here,
stock being taken by leading citizens
providing one is not constructed by
either city or county. During the time
the Hugo hospital was in operation
it was demonstrated that such an in-
stitution will be both of profit to the
owners and of great convenience to
the city of Hugo and county of Choc-
SURGEON FOR FRISCO DIVISION
Handles Ardmore and Arkinda and
Part of Main Line
The St. Louis and San Francisco
Railroad company has located the
chief surgeon of the Ardmore and Ar-
kinda division at Hugo, and the sur-
geon will also look after the closer
points on the main line out of this
city. Dr. H. H. White, who was for
years in the practice of medicine and
surgery here and has but recently re-
turned. has been appointed head sur-
geon for the division. The bead sur-
geon for this division headquarters is
a step in the direction Hugoans have
been looking for for some years and
may be the forerunner of bigger Fris-
co work in this city. Dr. White's ap-
pointment is a popular one as he has
been one of the pioneer workers in
the development of the premier city
of Southeastern Oklahoma.
The criminal cases added to
docket since the convening of
October term of the Choctaw dls
court are now prepared, adding ttipM
docket a large number of very fjjg
The docket additions, dates, eU , >
made to the court are as follows:
Monday, November 11, 1912.
502 State of Oklahoma rs. J
03 State of Oklahoma vs. A)
Case—Larceny Dom. animal.
504 State of Oklahoma vs. A. •"
Tuesday, November 12, 191
505 State of Oklahoma vs. Cf«*f
506 State o( Oklahoma vs.
Ellis—Assault to kill.
507 State of Oklahoma vsjm5
508 State of Oklahoma v
Wright and Roy Cravens—ljH|
Wednesday, November 13,
509 State of Oklahoma vs. *
Nelson—Larceny of hog.
510 State of Oklahoma vs. R^gSj
Speakes—Assault to kill, taB
.">11 State of Oklahoma vs. Clare','35$
Brackene—Assault to kill.
512 State of Oklahoma vs. W. D.
Brackene—Assault to kill.
•">13 State of Oklahoma vs. George
Norton—Larceny domestic animal.
514 State of Oklahoma vs. Eastman
Ward—Assault to kill.
Thursday. November 14, 1912.
515 State of Oklahoma vs. R. W.
Watkins—Assault to kill.
•">16 State of Oklahoma vs. H. E.
X oh io—Forgery.
517 State of Oklahoma vs. Dave
Wallace—Assault to rape.
518 State of Oklahoma vs. Albert
•">19 State of Oklahoma vs. Frank
Friday, November 15, 1912.
520 State of Oklahoma vs. Harrison
521 State of Oklahoma vs. Tom after
Wortham and Will Wortham—Rob-1 ty.
522 State of Oklahoma vs. Tom
523 State of Oklahoma vs. Nannie
Hogan—Assault to kill.
524 State of Oklahoma vs. Wood
525 State of Oklahoma vs. O. N.
Kscue—Assault to kill.
Saturday. November 16, 1912.
Monday, November 18, 1912.
526 State of Oklahoma vs. Hal'
Spinharney and Dewit Hardwick—
Larceny of hog.
527 State of Oklahoma vs. D. U.
528 State of Oklahoma vs. C. H.
Hollermark—Disposing of mortgaged j
529 State of Oklahoma vs. George
Williams—Disposing of mortgaged
Tuesday, November 19, 1912.
530 State of Oklahoma vs. Sampson
Fleeks—Larceny of domestic animal.
532 State of Oklahoma vs. Oliver
533 State of Oklahoma vs. Annie
Brooks and Bob Webster—Adultery.
Wednesday, November 20, 1912.
■">34 State of Oklahoma vs. John T.
533 State of Oklahoma vs. Earl Mc-
Combs—Larceny of domb animal.
536 State of Oklahoma vs. John
Buxton and A. F. Buxton—Murder.
ftOMINENT CITIZENS SAY THAT
THEY WILL ORGANIZE AND
the team was no SXjR
ernment had the right
Marriage License Issued.
Marriage license have been issued
as follows: Clody Joe Box, age 21, of
Bismark, to Miss Ella Dooley, age
18, of Garvin; Isom Monroe Row, age
54, Speer, to Mrs. Settie Dudley, age
28, of Hugo.
Nebraska Investor in City.
Attorney Thomas of Seward, Ne-
braska, who is interested with Lon
Stokes of Forney in several hundred
acres of Choctaw county land, ar
Wednesday evening to lcUkj
roperty interests in this oouu
WILL CUT MELON
RAILWAY LINES ACCEDE TO
DEMAND OF CORPORATION
COMMISSION FREIGHT RATES
Four Hundred Thousand Dollars Will
Be Returned to Freight Shippers
Here in Oklahoma
Some Crop Improvement.
Charles Oakes, the oldest contin-
uous resident of Choctaw county, who
brought his family from the Kiamichi
river to the Choctaw county fair
Thursday, stated the last picking of
cotton finds the yield a trifle heavier
than was at first anticipated, and is
of opinion that the crop will not be
as short as believed when cotton pick-
ing commenced. In addition, accord-
ing to Mr. Oakes, the heavy forage
crops will prevent the agriculturists
from having to send money out of
the country, and that will make a
mighty difference as to prosperity In
the springtime season.
Marriage Licensc Issued.
A marriage license has been grant-
ed to Albert Huarn. age 19. and Miss
Ada Potts, sge 16. both of Spencer
vllle. Both of the parties were ac-
companied by their respective fath-
ers who gave assent to the marriage.
Miss Potts is the daughter of a min-
ister at Spencerville, and the groom
member of a well known family.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Oct. 24— As
the result of an agreement between
Chairman Love and Commissioner;
Henshaw on behalf of the Oklahoma
corporation commission and the pres-
idents of the railroads operating in
Oklahoma, reached in St. Louis on
Monday of this week, the corporation
commission will soon make a dis-
tribution of $400,000 to Oklahoma
freight shippers. This money is the
fund that has been accumulated in
freight collections In excess of the
cemmlssion scale of rates, while the
railroad appeal from the Commission
orders has been pending in the su-
preme court. The railroads have de-
cided to drop the fight and put the
commission rates into effect. All
| persons or concerns who have paid
freight on carload shipments between
points within the state of Oklahoma
during the last year, or !nce the rate
orders were appealed, should get ;
their paid fexpense bills together and '
be ready to show a claim for their
part of this fund. The railroads will
pay the excess charges to the com-
mission in a lump sum and the com-
mission will make the refund to the
The two cent passenger fare case
is still pending.
The victary thus secured means, In
addition to this big refund, a sav-
ing to the shippers of the state of at
least $500,000 per year, the amount
Increasing In proportion to the vol-
ume ff traffic done. Every town in
the state, and nearly every business
concern, will share In this division of
the fruit of the commission's efforts.
G. R. Lester, a prominent farmer
of Cody, was here Monday. Mr.
1jester sold his cotton this year us in
the past at Hugo, getting 10.85 for
the season's product. He states that
the Cody prpductlou this year Is a
third short of expectations.
H| fcj. meet-
.I truck grower
man alike, aB
j • ^*. ipand and de-
'' to the markets
V\a,; octaw has that
jte to grow any
T^ .etB, nnd to dis-
U i by which this
e same time to
gijSlucor the abso-
"n in order that
1 the consumer
fSfcrts our products
one way open
d and that is by
| r^ntire community.
S,' '.ck grower can be
will have an open
'oducts we will be
influx to our county
Hlass of farmers as
fgwhere. There is no
Sis of growers of ex-
jffjt the soil had cli-
gjljacent to Choctaw
ilf as fine "varieties of
let as any section in
Wi-v. Dm the question
I 111 we market tlie^e
ti reap a reasonable
ioney and time expenil-
ln who has given this
nt's reasonable thought
(a rational Question and
PtWIBprRPfcne that is Ww before
us to so
After giving this supreme question
much thought a few faithful ones
with the success of Choctaw county
and ire loyal toilers at heart have
banded themselves together under
the *^une of the Choctaw County
Fruit and Truck Growers association,
wittt the determination to give their
tinland energy to influence all those
whit are to be benefited by such an
organization to join us in our loyal
effort to advance the interest of the
ft.rnier and fruit grower directly and,
if we can get the support of the ciul
zens of Choctaw county both farm§
and professional, we feel sure
ability to open, tip a new era ft
tection of the wonderful
Oklahoma. Then if we-art
in the great work and encq|
our effort* and can make (j
a certainty and by this Ijv
farmers to our county to improve
cultivate our rich fertile lands, why
are you, Mr. Merchant, doctor, law-
yer, realestate man not benefited by
the Influx of a class of citizenship
reputable to any well organized com-
monwealth. Choi taw county has hun-
dreds of thousands of as fine unde-
veloped lands for all classes of pro-
duce as any country tinder the sun.
If we can Inaugurate a move that will
cause these lands to be settled and
farmed, we not only benefit the man
diiectly concerned but every class of
business within the bounds of our
territory The sore needs of Choctaw
county is more farmers. We need
them on every forty acres of tillable
land and can place them there if we
will only do our part and guarantee
them an outlet to the markets for the
products most adapted to our soil.
I again appeal to the business and
professional men of Hugo and the
entire county to give us your material
help as well as your Influential sup-
port in this the greatest undertaking
that in our mind, has ever been
launched for the welfare of the coun-
try in Its entirety including every
class of citizen from the i>eauut ven-
der to the wholesaler. It is evident
that if our tillers of the soil prosper
all must prosper In like proportion.
Give us your support and advance
your business In like proportion.
C. P. HENRY.
Recent Success Under Bad Obstacles
Cause Men of Means to Push Out
For Immediate Organization
Out of the recent fair and the inter-
est taken by the people throughout
the county will probably come what
all have known has been a necessity
for the past two years—a stock com-
pany which will be known as the
Choctaw county fair association. The
company will be incorporated for not
less than $25,000, paid up stock, and
the stockholders will be the leading
financial citizens of the county.
Robert Connell is one of the citi-
zens much interested and in addition
to being a willing subscriber to fair
stock, has expressed his willingness
to see that the proper subscriptions
are taken. W. H. Jones, all of the
Webb family, R. V. Womack, A1 Nel-
son and other citizens of unquestion-
ed standing have expressed their de-
sire to become stockholders in the en-
terprise, and all feel that while the
stock would not pay expenses for a
few years, in the ultimate it would
be inexpensive in a direct way and in
an indirect manner would pay from
The success of the present fair was
remarkable. Three commissioners
were forced into service, the cham-
ber of commerce selecting Courtney
Lambeth; retailers W. E. Schooler,
and the farmers institute chose Ed
Porter and these men confronted the
task of making a county fair without
grounds and without funds to begin
with, save the allowance made by /V'.vL
county commissioners whicl^rfrf"®"™"
liberal as the funds
mltted. With th&tfti
and had *
Automobiles Swam River.
E. O. Haines and Marian Watson,
who drove the Hugoans to the scene
of the Webb murder, 38 miles north-
west of this city, Sunday, gave an
auto-driving exhibition that aston-
ished all of their passengers. Having
(taken the passengers out through!
miles of stumps and wishing to avoid
that road on the return, the drivers
concluded to swim the Doggey river
and did succeed In getting their ma-
chines across, hut not unjll their
ilres had been put out and some push-
ing had to be done. Those who went
out from Hugo on the long drive in
addition to Messrs Watson and
Haines were, Justice Schooler, Dr.
Harris, Will Marshall, Constables De-
W'eese and Oakes, Deputy SheTlff
Birchfield and a representative of
Governor Victor Locke was a busi-
ness visitor from Antlers.
$SToma Fair, and
06ct thousands of
|f premltlms commen-
quality of stuff ex-
yffc-nd in view tAere will be
mHm fair ground selected.
M-reeled and a fair establish-
^.ywill be superior to anything
an 100 miles of Hugo. There
is no question as to this being done,
for those capitalists who have means
and know how to use same will take
bold of the cause and push it to a
HAD A TRAIN FIGHT
Conductor Morman and Train Butch-
er Scored a Victory
Conductor Charles Morman of the
A. & A. division of the Frisco had to
have a fight on the west passenger
train due here at 9 o'clock at night.
Monday, in order to stay in charge of
his train. The flgbt occurred at Du-
val, east of Idabel, when a bunch of
rowdies undertook to take possession
of the train. Morman fought the
odds, and was joined by the newsman.
Brakefield. and the two of themfought
to a finish light, even following the
rowdies off the train and seeing that
they did not get back. Several bad
heads were worn by the discomfited
rowdies as they departed from the
slugging prowess of the conductor
and his ally.
HAYCRAFT DECISION SUSTAINED
Williams Appealed to Supreme Court
But Failed to Get Relief
The case of W. T. Haycraft versus
Isom Williams for libel and slander,
which was decided in favor of Hay-
craft in the district court and appeal-
ed by Williams to the high court of
the state, has been decided, the su-
preme court sustaining the verdict of
ihe lower court. Howe & Stanley, at-
torneys for Haycraft received notice
of the decision late Friday afternoon.
Inspected New Court House.
Fair Commissioner Schooler escort-
ed the members of the grand Jury to /
the new court house Thursday raorn\i'
Ing where an inspection of the build-
ing was made by the Inquisitorial body
Owing to the fact that the county fair
association Is using much of the space
In the court house, some of the work
of finishing may be delayed, although
work has been going on right along
during the fair.
W. R. Sparks was here from Ant-
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