The Edmond Sun (Edmond, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1908 Page: 1 of 6
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EDMOND, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. MAY 21, 1908
SOLVES CRABTREE MYSTERY EDM0NDITES try BIG ANNE.
ADAMSON SECURES TRACES
He Was Last Seen at Salem About a
Year Ago, Where He Visited
Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Adamson return-
ed home Monday morning from their
trip to the west. Mr. Adamson visited
at Salt Lake City, San Francisco, Port-
land, Salem and other western cities,
while Mrs. Adamson remained at Ba-
salt, Colo., to visit with her daughter,
Sirs. Walter Denton.
Mr. Adamson visited Oregon for the
purpose of looking up W. W. Crabtree,
the farmer who disappeared from his
home near Britton about two years
ago, Mr. Adamson being administrator
of the property.
The mysterious disappearance of
■Crahtree caused much comment in
this section, it being the general opin-
ion that he had been murdered. How-
ever, Mr. Adaniason learned positively
that Crabtree was alive last May. He
visited with relatives at Salem, and an
old friend, who knew him years ago,
also saw and conversed with the mis-
;sing man. However, he disappeared
from Salem about a year ago and has
iiot been seen or heard of since. He
~was reticent, would talk but little and
Mr. Adamson accomplished the ob-
ject of his visit, to ascertain whether
or not Crabtree had been in Oregtn,
or elsewhere since his disappearance
irom this section.
> JBegarding his trip from San Fran-
tiseo, where Mr. Adamson wrote the
Sun last week, he says:
"My last day in San Francisco was
spent in reviewing the fleet by Sec-
retary of War Metcalf. It took the
fleet two hours to pass a given point.
I received a letter by special delivery
from Philip Naugle, informing me that
he could not come ashore and had
asked permission to have me come
aboard and the request was granted.
I got to the ship by means of a launch,
I spent five hours on the ship, the
Washington. Philip is chief gunner in
the front turret, and holds a responsi-
ble position. He was excused from
duty and showed me all over the ship.
This was a rare treat, as visitors as a
rule are not permitted to visit two de-
partments. I visited every nook and
corner of the great boat. I was taken
ashore by one of the ship's launches at
6 o'clock and started a few hours
later to Portland. I arrived at Salem
on the 12th. This is where my work
of investigation of Crabtree's disap-
pearance begun. I first visited Judge
Moore of the supreme court. After a
private conversation I was invited to
his home for dinner and met his wife
and daughter, who asked many ques-
tions about Philip Slack and Mr.
Shintaffer of Britton. I found suffi-
cient proof at this place and at Stato
to convince me that W, W. Crabtree
was alive one year after his disappear-
ance from near Britton.
I next visited Portland ad spent a
few hours at the Lewis and Clark ex-
position grounds. I left Portland
Wednesday evening over the Oregon
Short Lii.e, arriving at Denver Satur-
day morning and at Colorado Springs
at noon, Sunday, where I met Mrs.
Adamson. We arrived in Edmond
Monday morning. Southern Kansas
and Oklahoma looked better to me
than any section of the country through
which I traveled.
[Five Edmond Men On Jury in Cele-
brated Murder Case.
Edmond men will cut a conspicuous
part in the trial of "Big Anne" Bailey,
now being tried on the charge of mur-
dering four people In Oklahoma City.
The jury Is composed of the follow-
ing, and It will be observed that there
are five Edmond men on the jury:
C. T, Weagley, farmer, resides 4%
miles northeast of Oklahoma City.
S. D. Doxey, real estate dealer, Ed-
mond, native of Canada.
L. Crawford, farmer, resides eight
miles east of Oklahoma City, native
C. M. Fox, miller, Edmond, native of
C. D. Steele, laborer, Capitol Hill,
native of Missouri.
A. M. Estes, merchant, Ck'ahoma
City, native of Missouri.
A. J. Calhoun, farmer, resides 8
miles west of Edmond, native of Ohio.
W. P. Langford, painter, Edmond.
J. F. Clingerman, retired farmer,
Oklahoma City, native of Indiana.
Kansas Van Meter, farmer and stocE
raiser, resides near Dixon, native of
N. A. Nash, grocer, Edmond, native
C. O. Ford, clerk, Oklahoma City
native of Michigan.
Contrary to general expectation, the
work of securing a Jury in the Big
Anne Bailey and Judge Peters' murder
trial, which was beguu in the District
court Tuesday morning was completed
last evening, and in less than six hours
after the actual challenging began,
The state waived the secruc! pre-
3mptory challenge and the deiense the
fifth, after which both sides announced
as being satisfied.
Judge Lowe took occasion to com-
pliment attorneys for both sides for
their avidity in selecting a panel from
less than 40 of the 50 veniremen call-
ed, and excused the 12 men selected
until 9 o'clock Wednesday morning,
when both sides will make their pre-
liminary statements, after which the
taking of evidence begun.
ALMOST MILLION DOLLARS
FIELD MEET TOMORROW.
MONO REACHES HIGH
Assessor's Report Shows That Edmond
People Are Great Piano Players.
116 I'lanes Here.
Assessor Kibby has completed the
Edmond Peopje Wi.l Witness Athletic
and Oratorical Contests.
The following are entries from the
Central State Normal school for the
intercollegiate field meet to be hc-ld in
Oklahoma City tomorrow:
100 yard dash—Gaskol, Geiser,
220 yard dash—Gaskel, Geiser,
assessment of the property of this | Thompson, Herrin, Baldwin; Yeakel.
city and from his books some inter- j 440 yard dash — Gaskill, Herrin,
estlng facts are learned. | Cadger, Thompson. Baldwin, Metendy,
The assessed va'.uation of Edmond Johnson.
JUNIORS ENTERTAIN SENIORS.
FOR LAW AND ORDER.
Citizens of Edmond Organize to Im-
prove City Morals.
A large number of the residents of
Lumoud, interested In the enforcement
of the law, held an interesting meeting
at the Presbyterian church Thursday
night, a number of addresses were
delivered and there was an animated
•discussion of the dispensary law.
The following officers were elected:
Secretary—W. G. Himes.
Treasurer—J. C. Boye.
The object of the order is to use
every effort at its command to pre-
vent bootlegging and other violations
of the law in Edmond.
property now reaches the total of
nearly one million dollars. The total
amount of personal tax is 5291.978. The
total value- of real estate is f 530,536,
bringing the total up to $750,514, ex-
clusive of railway, telegraph and tel-
Some interesting facts are disclosed
by the assessor's books.
The total number of horses in Ed-
mond are 221, valued at $15,150.
There are 116 pianos in this city.
According to the population of Ed-
mond it is doubtful if another city
in Oklahoma can make such a showing
as this. The exceedingly large num-
ber of these instruments here is
doubtless due to the fact that the nor-
mal school furnishes good instructions
at a nominal cost.
The mercshandise of Edmond is
valued at $79,090.
Mortgages and other securities held
by Edmond people are valued at $20,-
The value of notes and accounts is
There are 870 improved and 1750 un-
improved lots in Edmond.
The total value of the lots is $201,-
626. The value of the improvements
on the lots is $328,910.
A FINE EXERCISE.
88 yard dash—Melendy, Thompson,
Badger, St. John, Gaskill, Baldwin.
Mile run—Badger, St, John, Melen-
dy, Thayer, Huffaker.
120 hurdles—Brickel, Herrin, Geiser,
220 hurdles—Geiser, Gaskell, Herrin,
Shot put—M. Gaskill, Brickel, But-
Hammer throw—H. Brickel, Geiser,
Discus throw—Hill, Brickel, But-
tram, H. Brickel, Gaskill.
Pole vault—M. Gaskill, S. Gaskill,
Herrin. Geised, Brickel.
Broad jump—Geiser, Yeakel, Bald-
Hig jump—Waller, Melendy, John-
Relay—Gaskill, Herrin, Thompson,
Johnson, Baldwin, Melendy, Geiser,
Waller, Badger, Brickel, St. John,
Central this year stands a jfood
chance to win the cup, as she has ex-
cellent material and the boys have
been thoroughly trained.
Walter Isle will represent Central
in the oratorical contest. His sub-
ject is "The Father of An erican Jur-
isprudent" Mr. Isle has a splendid
composition, and his delivery is elo-
vuent, masterful and impressive. He
will doubtless carry otf the honors
once more for Central.
Edmond should send a big delega-
tion to the contest
Misses Bates and Manly Entertain.
The MIsseB Bates and Manly de-
Class of 1908 Guests of a Happy Occa-
sion Friday Night.
Friday night the juniors entertained
the seniors at a delightful banquet,
given in the Normal building. Class
and Normal colors were everywhere in
evidence, and there was a profusion
of flowers in the reception hall and In
the banquet room. The juniors de-
cided to give the 1908 seniors a re-
ception which will long linger in their
memory and according to all reports ! Recitation.
they met with abundant success.
Earl Yeakel very gracefully per-
formed the duties of toastmaster. The
toasts responded to were as follows:
"The Class of '08" — Mor. McAn-
"Non Schola Sed Vita," "The Class
"A Farewell Message to '09"—Miss
"The Fair Co-Eds"—Mr. Isle.
"A Fatherly Word"—Prof. Roberts.
"What Shall I Do When I Reach the
t gh Estate of a Senior"—Miss Hop
"What I Didn't Do"—Mr. Brooks.
"Notes from a Lawyer's Diary"—
The following menu was served:
Caviar on toast—Olives
Creamed Fish in ramekins
Sliced Cucumbers in dressing
Calla bulbs; Pansy plants,
mixed oolors; all kindB house
plants and seeds at cost.
Edmond Seed House,
Mclnturlfs Second Hand Store.
Chicken en Cassarole
Pomme de terri croquets
Sunday Wa3 Children's Day at the
Blue Ribbon and Children's day was
duly observed at the Methodist church
Sunday evening. The church was
beautifully decorated with flowers and lightfully entertained a number of their
plants. The following program was
Invocation Rev. R. L. Grant
Recitation ... Christ's Call to Children
Thank You, Heavenly Father
.. What I Had in My Pocket
Exercise Loyalty Band
By Six Little Girls
.. The Legend of the Rose
Recitation Spring Song
Song Flower Girls
By Mrs. Boye's Class
Recitation What a Girl Can Do
... .Grandpapa and Children's Day
Song Morning Glories
By Several Little Girls
Exercise True Blue
By Six Little Boys
Recitation Give Us Men
Ethel Gran, Blanche Bryant
Exercise Things Worth While
By Fifteen Children
In the Blue Ribbon contest, which
aveiagt; ot veii new pupils a Sur. ;
day in March, forty-one pupils entered, j
and seventy-one new pupils were
brought into the Sunday bchool; an |
average of wveu ue wpupils a Sun-1
day. Nellie Schlotzhaeur, having se-
cured more new pupils than any one
else, was awarded a nice New Testa-
ment as the Blue Ribbon prize.
Mrs. Girard Entertained.
Mrs. C. O. Girad, who graduated
from the art department of the Cen-
tral State Normal school, last year,
very pleasantly entertained the class
of 1908, at her home, Friday evening.
Miss Adams, head of the art depart-
Farmers Clearing House
IS THE PLACE TO BUY
COTTON SEED, MEXICAN JUNE
COW PEAS. WE
YOU MONEY ON
Try White Lily Flour
Every Sack Guaranteed
Highest Price for Butter, Poultry
52 J. P. ROAGM
The Citizens Bank
Your money is guaranteed to be safe. Under the
new banking law of Oklahoma the funds of this
bank are guaranteed by the
Depositor's Guarantee Fund
Of the State of Oklahoma
friends, Friday evening, at the North
Broadway home of Miss Bates. The panic8 may come and Panios may go, but this will make no dif-
event was in honor of the Misses Isla . . „ ., . .
and Ionia Kellogg of Guthrie. The fer6nCe t0 '0U lf J™1" 18 deposed With this bank
evening was spent in various amuse-
ments and choice refreshments were
j No Home
$1. Per Week
Buys an Edison
Why not Have
One in your home
And make each
Evening enjoyable ?
UR record list is complete, and we are now in
receipt of the March records, consisting of all the
latest and most popular hits of the season.
Come in and Hear Them
Hiatt's Drug Store
$1.00 Per Week
Satnrday the Last Day
No more cotton seed will be
bought at the Edmond Gin after
4 p. m. Saturday, May 23.
Ice one-half cent a pound at
O. K. Meat Market
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Dailey, A. D. The Edmond Sun (Edmond, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1908, newspaper, May 21, 1908; Edmond, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc150149/m1/1/: accessed October 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.