Sapulpa Evening Light (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 207, Ed. 1 Friday, July 28, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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^ Get Busy With the Hammers Which Make Cities and Leave the Knock Hammers Out Where You’ll Not Find Them
SAPULPA EVENING LIGHT
SAPULPA OKLAHOMA FRIDAY. JUL\ 28. 1911
GRAFT RIDDEN m.....“HARD SCANDAL slew husmkd
DUNLOP HAS FINGER I STATE FILT1 IS*,ED B
Irish Again Lead Jews.
The Medical Record te'ls of an anal
ysis by Dr. G. H. Kirby of 1,761’ cases
of alcoholic insanity of both scxee
" .’’ ( ^ ____ _______The racial divisions recognized were
ATE SCHOOL BOARD ROTTEN- makes startling charges against I.ynn 1 h *'.,' V 8h ’"'.'"tn r>!' If'1v!''n:!r-
\FSS ITT UP TO ('RITE IN NO (ilover, recently appointed head of ‘ *‘"18 an ’ ,ow‘ ’° .
mi MAUSER BY MAY «n,ve,,i„ ! .H I T.a ^
MENTIONS NAMES AND SAYS| Tonkawa, relative to his work with L' 1 ' l“" " °" 1 d '
AVEI.KETKA BRINGS A STORY
PALLING IN HORROR.
1 HAT QUALIFICATIONS ARE
NEVER MATTERS FOR CONSID-
IN WORST ELEMENT
an insurance company, and to certain
alleged connections between his insur-
ance business and his association with
members of the state tieard of educa-
Professor Saw tell',. Letter.
Professor Sawtell’s letter to the
governor, in part, is as follows:
"After the bill creating the new
| board of education had passed and
I the largest percentage of alcoholic
cases (2<» percent* In the Irish; next
| comes the mixed group with 10 oer
cent, followed by the German with 9
I per cent and the Italian and American
with 5 per cent each, the negro witn
' 4 per cent and the Jewish last, with
only 0.6 per cent. Alcoholic insanity
■ was most frequent among males in all
I groups except Americans, where there
I were as many women as men.
Tailing to Make Good in a One-Horse
Preparatory Sehool Due Man Is
Lifted to High Place in the State
I Diversity Over Man AYlio Had
Made Good and AYas Considered
Ideal State Teacher and Citizen.
PROOF MEANS DISCHARGE
Episode Means Tlutt Present State
School Hoard Machine Has Done
Business for Themselves and
Neglected Our State In-
stitutions or Worse.
that board had been appointed by you. '
.vour instructions to that board were
clear and explicit. A’ou told them, in
effect, that any petty politics—per-!
sonal or partisan—any personal favor,
itism shown by them in filling the po-t
aitions in the various schools of the |
state, would be just grounds for their
‘‘These charges 1 herewith file dith
you are such as to show beyond a 1 Oklahoma City, July 28.—Requests
shadow of doubt, that that hoard has 1 0f sc-hool land lessees in connection
not followed your instructions, and in wjtb tbe saie 0f school lands soon to
short has so far departed from the )ki commenced received unfavorable
ideals you had set for them, and has| a(.tj0U at the hands of the school land
so abused the confidence you had re-' t>oard yesterday, when rules and teg-
posed in them, that they are unworthy „lations were adopted as to the man*
longer to hold the positions on that ^ ner of conducting the sales,
board lo which you have appointed! School land lessees objected to the
provisions contained in paragraphs 3
and 6 of the regulations. In the first
case outsiders from any section of
M IN Will
WOMAN UKO TO HIM
Prominent Tanner Slain and I rime
Which Blots History Near Village
from a dance in
this city to their
The recent rains have materially
added to the joys of the housewife
and now the superintendent of the
culinary department may be able to
| procure u right good layout of
"greens" for the Sunday dinner. Tile
I I.ight reporter took inventory of the
j local markets this morning and found
l a very marked improvement in quan-
tity and quality. In many cases the
price lias tumbled along with tlie tem-
perature. At one of the local markets/
this morning were shown a good line
of produce and the prices were about
Spring chickens are selling at 17
cents per pound, and good eggs at 25
cents a dozen Old hens are only 10
eents, which is little less than the
usual price at this time of the year.
In the vegetable line good fresh toma-
toes are 12 1-2 eeme per pound, and
three pounds of cabbage of as fine
a quality as was ever offered in the
city, may be lanight for two bits. Nice
W ATONGA NEIGHBORHOOD H VS
UNDERWOOD WOOLEN SCHEDULE
GOT LA FOLLETTE STAMP.
home a mile south, yesterday morning,
an unknown assassin shot and in-:
stantly killed Roy Boatright and shot,'
then assaulted, his beautiful young
wife. The bodies were dragged across!
ihe Frisco railway track and left,]
where Mrs. Boatright, shot four times,
recovered consciousness, crawled a
half mile to a house and there mut-
tered the story of the crime and laps-
ed into unconsciousness.
The Boatrights came here to attend I home grown watermelons are on at
a dance. They started home about 31 from tQ 40 centg ,)er aIld t.alUa.
o'clock Thursday morillag. walking I ,oupe8 at moIt any old prlce. New
down the Frisco track. When > <.elery is offered at the usual price of
had gotten well out of town, an as-j J() (.pn(g |M,r gta|k although It Is not
sassin slipped up from the reat and ve4.y weB bleached. Home grown cu-
HUMAN SACRIFICE AnEMPTED INSURGENTS MADE IT SAFE
Rumor t anked Sheriff to Arrest
Woman and Son on < barge of
a Democratic House Says LaFollctte
Idea Can lie Made Compatible
With Ideas of Ihe House.
W’atonga. Okla., July 28.—(Special.I
—•‘What? Give up my child for an
unknown God? Sacrifice her sweet
young life and blight my own happi-
Thus spake Mrs. Harris, the woman
arrested here Wednesday by Sheriff
Southerland on a charge of being a
religious fanatic because she was pre-
paring to offer her own child, a girl
eight years old, as a human sacrifice
to appease the wrath of an angry God,
was taken before the sanity board
Thursday morning She was discharg-
ed Thursday afternoon. The mother
Washington, July 28.—The LaFol-
lette substitute for the Cnderwood bill
revising the woolen schedule was
passed by the senate Thursday after-
noon by a vote of 48 to 32, after a
preliminary maneuver which necessi-
tated five roll calls.
This was forced upon the senate by
reason of the attitude of the Demo-
crats in following out the program
which they adopted at their caucus
Wednesday night, when it was agreed
that they should stand solid tor the
Underwood bill as It passed the house
and in the event of falling to get the
and her son Charles, who is 25 years. necessary insurgent vote to pass it
old, were arrested together on the! they should turn in aud support the
same charge. When the woman ap-1 I.aFollette substitute. While they are
‘‘By 'the board’ I wish it distinctly
understood that 1 do not refer to the
en ire Jioard of education, but only to Uie country may become bidders by |
i that faction or coterie that made up Lonferrlng tt,e power of attorney on |
That graft, personal favoritism, and , tj,e majority. Their names I need not j a ioca| agent This, as contended by
firing on Mrs. Boatright
wounded in he head
places in the arm.
After he had shot her
in the back, killing
He then commenced
even worse things are in the state
school board saddle and riding down
tbe hope uf good educational institu-
tions, 4s show’n by the mighty protest
filed with Governor Cruce. so strong
that it can not longer be suppressed.
Even the Oklahomnn, the big state
Democratic newspaper, unfurls a defi
at the present conditions, and State
Treasurer Dunlop, who is a member
of the school board by virtue of his
position, not by virtue of any qualifi-
cation he w as ever accused of possess-
ing. is grilled unmercifully.
The awful charges and story is
aken verbatim from the issue of Fri-
day morning’s Oklahoman and reads
Wholesale charges, more sensa-
tional than any heretofore made
against public officials in Oklahoma,
have been filed with Governor I-ee
(’nice by former members of the fac-
ulty of the state university, who
charge, in letters written to the gov-
ernor, various forms of grafti as well
as criminal offenses,- against men
named by the state board of education
to succeed certain members of the
former faculties, who were discharged
by the board at a meeting shortly after
its creation. Charges of iioli ical chi-
repeat to you. as you evidently already
know them, but they are Scott Glen
of Shawnee, Frank Hayes of Chandler,
Suite Treasurer Dunlop and State
Superintendent of Public Instruction'
Wilson. The minority of that board!
the school land lessees association
puts the local bidder or the lessee at
a disadvantage, in that the outsider
could run the big as high as he
wished. This, it was contended,
would work a hardship on the lessee
had absolutely no power whatever in j who ha8 tj,e preference right, as the
naming any of the appointments.! )atte rmust take it at the bid made
Their votes stood for naught: all their j or |et it g0 The board did not ac-
protesis were in vain. One the other | cede to lbP wishes of the lessees in
hand, there is abundant evidence to
show that there was a secret collus-.
ion and understanding on the part
(Continued on Page 3.)
this instance, but will allow anyone
to become a bidder.
In regulation No. 6 it provides that
when the lessee does not take tly
land at the appraised price and no
other bid is made, that the land goes
then assaulted the woman. Following
this he fled, crawling through a barb-
ed wire fence along the light of way
over a cliff thirty feet high, and then
cumbers can be had at a nlckle each
and they are nice. Head lettuce comes
*as at 20 tents per pound. Potatoes are
on the downslide and dealers predict
that before many weeks they will be
i selling at moderate prices. Today the
California spuds were quoted at 60 j
cents per peck, while the Kaw valley
products are 10 cents less. The lat-
ter are small. Fine Missouri and
back to the state, and may be of-, chances that she will recover.
started towards the town of Weleetka. Al.kangag peaches are no sale at 35
It is supposed that he came here and I pentg ()pr ba8ket> whilp a few home
has probably gotten out on a train. I g,.own oues arp offered at about 50
Mrs. Boatright was unconscious for1 f(1|l|8 (ke pCok Home grown grapes
a time. When consciousness returned are comlng in and are ^ning at lu
she found herself and the body of ■ centg pPr pound,'although merchants
her husband lying across the rails1 ^ ihli pr,ce w|1, take a tumble
and dragged her husband's body off g(H)n gome gol>d appleg are being
the rails and out of danger from go|d a4 eents |»er peck.
trains. She then started to the near-! -—
est house, which is half a mile away. |
She reached the place, told her story
and fell in a dead faint. Her condi-1
tion is very serious, with about even j
peared before the sanity hoard Thurs-
said she did not remember that she
day she apparently was sane, and she
ordered her own baby girl as a human
•'I love my child," she said, before
the board, "as much as any mother
could love her own child. I don’t re-
member ever saying I would give up
my own dear child. Never, never, be-
cause 1 love her more than anything
in this world"
Out about twelve miles from here.
not totally in sympathy wPh It, the
Democrats regard It as preferable to
the existing schedule. The action Us
passing the IuiFollette measure will
throw an adjustment and change of
rates which it is thought may be ac-
ceptable to the revisionists of both
There is some doubt of this, as the
Democrats of the house are disposed
to stand by their own measure. In
that, event no final action can be had
on the woolen schedule at this ses-
the village of Edna, thre has, slon.
TYIS-RIDER HEARING AT HHIS.
TOW GIVES PROSECUTOR
FAITH THAT HE ( AN
canery also are preferred against
fered again until sold, it is held that
the lessee may become a bidder at
any time the land is offered; that he
may be exempt from securing the im-
provements he has made on the place.
The lessees association contended that
the appraisement is no bid on the
land, and that the lessee did not lose
his preference right if theer was no
other bids made.
in this case the board held to its
position, and insisted that its ap-
praisement stood for a bid on the
land. The lessee after the land goes
i back to the state will be held the
Deputy j game as other bidders, except that he
County Attorney Decker,
of th. «... board of «f«c- j j *•" “> '>*>' “ "« ,or hl* ^
returned from the T>us preliminary | pavements.
I0"; . ' hearing at Bristow last night. Attor- There are 234,251.12 acres in the
he letters ask the governot o ney Ben Thompson, who, with Over- )allds to be goid. One third of this is
form to his announced policy of clear-:
ing the state school government of all | ^turned having refused to offer
Politics, and immediately discharge Jgtimony hig clienf. behalf. Rider
was remanded to Jail, the justice not
having authority to do otherwise,
where the attorneys for Rider may at-
tempt to give bond through the habeas
County Attorney Decker and the
is employed to defend Rider, agricultural land with improvements
eertain members of the board of edu-
cation. Governor Cruce informed the
Oklahoman last night that he would
investigate the charges made in the
letters and affidavits he had received,
"In case the charges prove to be
correct, it will not take me long to
demand the resignation of thoseJ find
to be guilty.”
Among those who are charged with
using their power as members of a
political clique to forward the inter-
ests of their friends are State Sujier-
intendent R. H. Wilson. State Treas-
urer Robert Dunlop, Scott Glen of
Shawnee, a member of the board of
education, and Frank Hayes of Chan-
dler. another member of the board.
Among examples of “unjust action
sheriff’s office believe their case a
and two thirds is vacant new college
lands, never having been cultivated.
There are 2,057 tracts distributed over
The board yesterday took no action
,on the sale of lands in sections 16 and
36. Nothing will be done by the board |
in this matter before September.
The same regulations governing
Mrs. Boatright docs not know
whether the assailant was a white
man or a negro, hut states that he
was very dark, and that is all she
could tell. An examination of the
place at daylight revealed tracks lead-
ing away. These tracks were follow-
ed for a half mile and led to Weleetka.
They were very large tracks and ap-
parently made by at least a No. 11
shoe. Bloodhounds were sent for and
an effort will be made to trail the
The Boatrights have no children.
The dead man was abottl 30 years old
and his wife a few years younger. No
possible motive for the crime, except
a murderous intent, and lust, can be
ascribed for the tragedy. The feeling
is intense here, and there would not
be much show for the life of the
guilty party were he appreheneded. It
is tbe most horrible crime that has
occurred in this county since state-
been in progress a religious camp
meeting. There has been much dis-
cussion here and also at Edna as to
the particular kind of religion those
who attended the meeting believed in.
but no one has been able to find out.
Many people who have attended the
The bill provides for:
Duty on clothing wools. 40 per cent.
Duty on carpet wools. 10 per cent.
Duty on tops, 40 per cent.
Duty on yarn, 50 per cent.
Duty on oarpetB, 40 per cent.
Duty upon cloths all other raanu*
mee ing have worked themselves into j facturers composed entirely of wool
1‘KAIKIE OIL COMPANY GETTING
LEASES IN PLENTY ALL OVER
( REEK COUNTY.
a frenzy, and not only shout to (he
top of their voices until hoarse, but,
like the old-time "Holy Rollers," ac-
tually rolled themselves up and down
tlie passageway leading up to the
or having wool as the component ma-
terial of chief value, 60 per cent-
The senate first voted down the
Democratic wool bill, which passed
the house several weeks ago, known
aB the Underwood bill, 14 to 36. Sen-
Complatnts were made to the sheriff i ator Brow n of Nebraska was the only
| here and he at once sent deputies to| (Continued on Page Three.)
! Kdna to investigate. As a result of I ’
'the investigation Mrs. Harris and soil)
were arrested and lodged in the jail
The deputies reported that Mrs.
Harris and son had visited the houses
of neighbors, .would warn them of the
wrath that was to come and urge
them to reform before the angry God
visited his vengeance upon the entire
strong one and claim to be able to ( prPV|ouB school land sales will apply
advance strong evidence that Tyus was 4n tbe COnilng sale,
not killed in the manner set forth at *
not Kitten i t APPEAL PERSONAL INJURY CASE
the coroners inquest. 1 *rr __
The case has attracted more than J||d|rm^|lt \ward,d $152**1 tor Loss
of Aria and Part <>f Cool.
Oklahoma City, July 28.—The Cblck-
asha I.ight, Heat and Power company
yesterday appealed to the supreme
cotir: from a decision c»f the district
of Grady county awarding
countv wide interest and, as usual,
divided the village of Bristow, where
i the killing occurred, into factions.
.More business was brought into the
register of deeds office this morning
than has appeared for more than a
month. The Prairie Oil and Gas com-
pany filed a big hunch of oil leases
numbering more than twenty-five.
Some of these are new leases, but
many of them are old ones and have
recently been secured by this com-
pany from other companies.
The fact that the Prairie company
is securing large numbers of leases
assures Sapulpa folks that this com- The preliminary hearing of the case
pany has unbounded faith in the oil! of the state against George Frederick
GAVE MI Mil
THREE FINE ONES TAKEN AND
THIEF RODE BY SHERIFF AND
DEPUTY IN MAKING
production of the Mid-Continent field.
This company is one of the heaviest
leaseholders in the country and for
several months has been getting hold
of all the leases obtainable. It is not
confining their holdings to any par-
ticular location, but is going after
new territory where there is any show
and a woman with whom he was liv-
ing, charged with adultery came up in
Justice Root's court this afternoon.
The defendants waived examination
and were held to the district court.
They gave bond for their appearance
at the next term.
Chief of Police AVise has announced
his intention of going after another
class of gun toters beside the men
who hold commissions as deputy
TWO SAPULPA MEN AIDED
IN H A AGING JOHN PRATHER.
Sapulpa AA (ilium an Officer.
• Guthrie Leader.!
At Eureka Springs, Ark.,
where so ^ one horse and leading two,
many Oklahoma folks are spending which answered the description of the
the summer an Ozark-Oklahouia club Berryhill horses- At that time the
has been organized. At its first meet-
Arrested Himself f**r Drinkimr.
An employe of tbe Cauthon k court from a oecision «i me aisinci ^ hold colnlni8gions a8 deputy! Two former Sapulpa citizens assist
Thompson livery barn got a little too court of Grady county awarding; off,cerg Kor a long tin)M ,t ,?d ,n an official capacity at the hang- in the following officers were elected: officers knew nothing of It.
full last night and did a stunt on: of Frank Bezdikeck damages to the ^ ^ ^ ^ Md notorh)1K fact iDg of John Prather. a negro, at Okh.-1 Dr. J. H. DeLano. a former Oklahoma then nothing has been learned of the
is the case of an Alva woman.1 ,he ordinarv. When he realized his amount of *1.1(200 for personal injur-( dozPng 0f men were carrying homa City, this afternoon. The jailor, CBy man. has been chosen president: ^missing proper'y
who lost her position in the normal j condItlon he did not wait for a cop to ies alleged to have been received while j ^ ^ Qf arti!lery, thig be. »ho adjllgted the black cap on the Mrs. D. A. McDougal of Sapulpa, pres-' Just think of the nerve a man must
school faculty there because of charges’ (,on)e along and drag him to tbe jail, employed by tbe company. Bezdikeck „„ true of a large numbPr scaffold, is Jack Dillon, formerly a idem of the State Federation of Wo- possess to steal three horses and while
that she had impersonated a ’’canni* but made 8traightway there of his own brought suit for $2 i.2mt. claiming tnat ^ bootleggers. No effort was ever Frisco engineer running out of this man’s elute. Is vice president;
bal" at a midnight masque ball and j notioIl aud asked the night jailor to he c ame in contact with an umnsu- ^ ^ digarnl tbem or break up the city and well know,, to thoee who
had appeared in beruffled tights. A ;ak„ charge of him. In court this lated wire through the alleged cate- ()ra<,t)ce and thp announ<.Pment of the were here a few years ago.
Picture of the masqueraders is said to! morning he made a plea of guilty and lessr.ess ot an employe of the coin- wilJ be we|,.ome newg l0 the Another man who assisted the con-
hav^ resulted in proof that she wa»j wag assessed a fine of five dollars, pany. causing injuries which requir€d|]a^ foik8 Cf the city. l demned man to the scaffold is no
nor guilty of the charge.
Accompanying a letter from Bfc
Henry Meier, formerly head of the de-
partment of German at the sta'e uni-
ve ’sity, are copies of what he says
are affidavits relative to different
charges made in the letter.
His letter among other accusations.
Some of the police officers declare
this fellow is scabbing on them.
Notice to AdientLts.
All Seven Day Adventists are re*
qu(£ ed to meet at No. 12 North Elm
Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, to
participate in the Sabbath Day school.
the amputation of one of his arms? gtnce thp Hubbasd case has been other than Eugene Stout, formerly
and the removal of a number of bones bptpre the p1]blic Chief Wise has had water superintendent of this city, but
from a foot making him a hope'ess cerIain sources that the boot- who moved to Oklahoma City about a ^ee and Dr
cripple for Jiife._ ieggers and gamblers did not intend year ago. Mr. Stout is now a deputy ' ing par .
listen to to stack their arms or lay them sheriff and * hose duty it was o stand Somet
it ’.ride. The chief says he intends to on the scaffold and see that the sher-, is home.
T. Lane of this city, secretary. At
the roof garden of the Basin Park ho-
tel a \ery interesting literary and
must -al session was held. Misse*
Mary and Myrtle McDougal of Sa-
pulpa, Miss Edith Martin of
When a man asks you to
reason you can hardly ever hear
for the noise he makes.
ure^t every man wi:b a gun.
i lff's plans were ‘carried out.
ies the dearest spot on
and sometimes it is
liuvg her dri'ss goods.
Horse stealing has again been re-
vived in this city. Three valuable
animals belonging to William Berry-
hill were stolen from his barn, near
the Jefferson school house, night be-
fore last. They were horses used on
his cab line and were fine ones. One
was a bay and the others black.
The only trace the officers have of
them or the thief was 'hat Sheriff
beef cattle a few years ago the United
turning from near .Mounds w*ith an
1 insane woman and met a man riding
horses- At that
loss had not been reported and the
making his getaway meet the sheriff
and his deputy.
Interment at Kellettille.
Mrs. Art Jordan, wife of City Fire-
man Jordan, arrived this morning
Musko- from Colorado Springs with the re-
W. D. Ezell of Hugo tak- mains of their eight-months-old baby
girl, who died there Tuesday morning.
- ar h The body was taken from the train
■ here to an undertaker's and will be buried
at KeUeyville this afternoon.
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