The Weekly Examiner. (Bartlesville, Indian Terr.), Vol. 13, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 17, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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THE WEEKLY EXAMINER.
HAKTLESVILLK. INDIAN TEBBITORY. SATURDAY, AUGUST 17," 1 07.-EI<;IIT I'AUES.
MEMBER OF ADVISORY COMMIT
TEE OF CONVENTION TELES
OF SENTIMENT OF VOTERS.
PLEASED WITH BARTLESVILLE
Judge Kane of Muskogee, Who Will
Speak Here Tonight, Talks Enter
taiaingly to Examiner Reporter.
From Friday 'a Morning Examiner.
Hon. M. J. Kane, of Kingfisher, Ok-
lahoma, -who is to speak in Bartlesville
tonight spent the day here Thursday,
having had an open night in his itinery,
Judge Kane represented the Thirty
seventh delegate district in the consti-
tutional convention and was a member
of the legal advisory committee. He
will be one of the speakers at the big
Democratic rally tonight and will deal
especially with those provisions of the
constitution to which the Republicans
have most strenuously objected to.
Judge Kane does not pose as an orator
but discusses the vital issues of the
campaign from the standpoint of the
common people. Every working man
in Bartlesville, and especially those
who are affiliated with trade unions,
should make it a point to hear this
Judge Kane proves conclusively that
every one of the provisions to which
the Republican leaders have filed ob-
jections were placed in the constitu-
tion at the suggestion of various non-
partisan organizations in the two Ter-
ritories. He will show that the farm-
er's union and practically every trade
union demanded that the initiative and
referendum, and the same is true of
every other measure that has been
Judge Kane is a candidate for su-
preme justice and during the past iwo
weeks has been pretty nearly all over
the state, and he is enthusiastic over
the prospects for Democratic success.
In chatting with the Examiner repre-
sentative, he said:
"I find the sentiment everywhere
overwhelmingly in favor of the adop-
tion of the constitution and immediate
statehood. I predict that the consti-
tution will be ratified by 80,000 to 90,-
000 majority, and I firmly believe that
the state ticket will be carried by a
majority of not less than 50,000. It is
evident that the Republican state com-
mittee means to center its fight on Has-
kell, just as they are for the constitu-
urcr. The Merchants' buna lias been
engaged and will render a half hour's
concert before the speaking begins.
This will be the opening of the cam-
paign in Bartlesville and every Demo-
crat is urged to turn out and bring a
few doubting Republicans with him.
Several of the younger Democrats of
Bartlesville got together last night, at
Democratic headquarters, and organiz-
ed a Haskell Flambeau club, by elect-
ing Dr. F. H. Beaumont captain. Plans
were discussed and it was decided to
invite all of the younger Democrats of
the city to a second meeting to be held
at headquarters Saturday night at 8
o'clock. All those who desire to join
this organization are urged to be pres-
ent, as it is expected that a full roster
will be had at that time. It is intend-
ed that the Flambeau club will take
part in all of the Democratic rallies in
the county and it will add greatly to
the interest attending them. Tke club
will be uniformed and will carry fancy
flambeaus and a few maneuvers will
be worked up by Captain Beaumont
who has had consiuerable experience
in this line in the past. The Democrat-
ic campaign committee, whieh has had
this organization in mind for some time
expects it to be a very attractive fea-
ture of the rallies and it will also, no
doubt be a source of much pleasure to
be gotten to town to a physician. Cas-
ey was taken to his home, after Dr.
W yatt had stopped the flow of blood,
and lias since been getting along nicely.
His home is at the corner of Fourth
Felix Bollin, who works on a lease
in the Webber pool, fell while at work,
in the morning, and was brought
the position that they did not wish to
violate any law, however absurd, and
that as long as even one man objected
to it they would not be willing to go
any further in the matter.
Perhaps one reason of their ready ac-
quiesence is the fact that Tulsa, Mus-
kogee and Coffeyville are not after the
affair and are willing to spend good
money to get what Bartlesville could
Dr. Wyatt. He is getting along nice-
ly, although he will be unable to re
turn to his work for some time to come.
IS CALLED OFF
ATTORNEY DUO UP FORGOTTEN
LAW AND THREATENS PRO-
LADIES PROMINENT IN SOCIETY
AND CHILDREN IN ONE
YESTERDAY DAY OF ACCIDENT
Felix Bollin and William Casey Injur-
ed In the Oil Fields While at Work
—All Will Recover.
From Friday's Morning Examiner.
Yesterday was a day of accidents in
Bartlesville and vicinity. Two excit-
ing runaways occurred in the city after
supper, while two accidents occurred
in the oil fields near the city during the
day, None of the injured people were
| seriously hurt, however, and all will be
tion and the whole Democratic state j out in a few d&vs, according to their
Judge Kane exprcsse great surprise 0n thc corner of geventh and Deweyj
at the wonderful growth of Bartlesville
and like every other casual visitor re-
marked the fact that every man he met
was a "booster."
"There is something exhiliarting
about the atmosphere of push and cn-
a horse driven by Mrs. A1 Ward to a
buggy containing her two children and
Mrs. Marion Parr, took fright when
one of the shafts became loose and drop
ped to the ground and overturned the
• * flU I'O
ergy you have here which thc torrifl j buggy. Fortunately assistance was
weather cannot effect. This is my first, do,e at band and the ,adie8 wer, ex.
visit with you although I have frc- j tricated from their iIoug itioD8
quently passed through the town with- | ore the frigUteiled anima, had time io
out stopping off. but everytime T have , injure them ,erioua]y An of the QC.
passed through T have noted with both | (.upant„ of thc buggy wwo taRen tQ
interest and surprise how the town has , thc homc of JameB GrRy and Dr Som.
spread itself out in the past two m.ille gummoned to atten(1 them Id.
vestigation showed that Mrs.Ward was
the most seriously hurt, her neck be
ing Lvidly strained. Iter son was cut
i about the mouth, while her daughter
| and Mrs. Parr were merely shaken up
and bruised. After resting at the Grav
REAL HOT TIME
IN TOWN TONIGHT
From Friday's Morning Examiner.
The Bartlesville Atheletic Club late
last night called off the boxing tourna-
ment which had been billed for the
20th of the present month at the ball
grounds. The greatest interest had
been taken in the affair and it was a
matter of universal coongratulation
that the baseball club was to reap the
pecuniary benefit, the atheletes and
the lovers of atheletes to see some good
clean exhibitions of the maaly art or
self defense, and the city reap an im
mense amount of free advertising.
To Attorney Lloyd Rowland, the
management attributes the fact that
they withdrew from the affair, insofar
as Bartlesville is concerned. It seems
that Mr. Rowland in pouring over his
law books, discovered an almost forgot
ten piece of special legislation, enacted
by congress to guard its unsophisticat
ed members in Washington and which
was made to inch, le all territories ot
the United States s well as the Dis
trict of Columbia.
The law is most stringent. It does
not permit a man to put on a pair of
light weight kid gloves and stroke the
hand or face of his lady love, no matter
how charming and winsome she may be
The penalty is at least two years of
hard labor in the penitentiary, as the
crime is seemingly held next in import-
anec to high treason.
As far as is known Mr. Rowland is
the only man in town opposed to the
young men, business men and profes-
sional men, seeking recreation, adver-
tising and profit in their own way. Not
one word was said against the project
until he came forward to point the
way and to prevent his fellow citizens
from getting into the penitentiary on
a law so plain that the best lawyer in
the new state would have the greatest
difficulty in framing up a case in a
manner hopeful of keeping the violat-
ers from doing durance vile.
A great many business and profes-
have had for nothing.
A Morris Deal.
L. S. Skelton, of Okmulgee, owus the
oil and gas rights on the Cinda Wiley
160 acres, section 29-13 14, Morris dis
trict, and until recently it looked to be
gilt-edged stuff. D. R. Beatty, the
Beaumont plunger, subleased the west
80 acres of the allotment, paying be
tween *1,000 and $2,000 down, the re-
mainder of the cash to be paid when
Doctor Skelton secured an approved
transfer of the lease from the secretary
of the interior, and considerable of the
purchase price to be paid in oil. Mr.
Beatty started a well on the tract and
rushed the hole down. Dr. Skelton,
when he found Beatty was drilling in
shut off the gas, thinking to stop lur
tber work until he could offer the trans
fer and secure the balance of the cash.
There was plenty of gas in the hole, so
Beatty used his own gas and drilled in
dry hole, and, as the eighty acres
seems to be no good, he has about ccn-
cluded that Dr. Skelton, who was so
anxious to keep him from completing
the test, can rest content with his first
good faith payment and keep the prop
erty, which is something of a disap-
pointment to the doctor. The price
agreed upon for the eighty acres was
THE TEACHING CORPS WILL CON-
SIST OF TWENTY-
Some Changes In the List of Ins true
tors—Two New Subjects To B«
Taught This Year.
, . , - vu.iv6*. .i jruiLuu, «iu. She was at the
sional men feel rather put out about i,„.j c ... . „
(l . ... t ' ' head of a class of thirty-five men. Last
I IIP WAV in w hiPh mnffnra hoim ctmnn.l
The twenty seven handsome teachers
engaged for the Bartlesville schools
have been called by Superintendent
Lynn Glover to present themselves in
this city September 2 to attend a teach-
ers' institute which the superintendent
will conduct for one week prior to the
opening of the schools. September 9 is
the date of the opening of the schools.
The proposal for an issue of $50,000
bonds for school buildings will in no
wise affect the arrangements for the
present school year.
Miss Madge Finley, now of Warrens-
burg, Mo., and last year the principal
of the Hot Springs, Ark., High school,
has been engaged to take the work in
the Bartlesville High school cared for
last year by Miss Elizabeth Hazen—
Latin and English. Miss Finley has
the distinction of being the only woman
who ever graduated from Westminster
college at Fulton, Mo
DEMOCRATS WILL OPEN THE
CAMPAIGN LOCALLY WITH
A ROUSING RALLY
home for some time, the parties in the j tournament would give lovers of athe
exciting aftair were taken to their letes a chance to witness an exhilirat
homes, whore they rested well during ing sport; that the way would be pav
the night and gave promise of being cJ t0 ,he giving of other entertain
the way in which matters have shaped
themselves and many expressions of
condemnation as to Mr. Rowland's
stand in the matter have been uttered.
It is argued by friends of the tourna-
ment that the baseball club would have
profited to the extent at least of $400;
that the city would have received col
umn after column of free advertising! lir; t;„ „ . , , . .
, . , . , , ... 6 uri. will remain here tor the insti
of inealeuable value from daily papers J tute
all over the United States; that this
year Miss Finley taught in Colorado.
Two new subjects will be taught this
year—drawing in the High school and
Superintendent Lynn Glover returned
WHO PAYS THEM
HERE MUST BE A LIST OF BAR-
WOULD YOU HAVE 6UESSED IT?
Corporations do Not Seem To Have
Done Any Tax-Dodging—Coining
Across In Pretty Good Shape.
An examination of the records in the
office of the city recorder discloses the
fact that Joseph J. Curl is the largest
individual personal tax payer in the
city of Bartlesville, and the Leaderer-
Baird Clothing company is assessed
higher than any other company in the
mercantile business. The assessment
of the Laderer-Baird company is $16,-
590, only $90 greater than the assess-
ment agains the Masters Clothing com-
pany. William Johnstone has the next
highest individual assessment, he pay
ing tax on $11,411 personal property,
all of which, however, is liable lot
school tax alone.
Corporations holding property in Bar-
tlesville pay taxes on the following val-
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Rail-
way company,$20,495 in the city and
$19,376 in the school district. The Mis-
souri, Kansas and Texas Railway com-
pany has no property in Bartlesville or
the school district, as it uses the Santa
Fe 'b facilities.
Bartlesville Water company, $20,000
in the city and $20,000 in the school dis-
Bartlesville Gas company, $30,000.
Bartlesville Electric Light and Power
Prairie Oil and Gas company, $50,000
school district alone.
Pioneer Telephone and Telegraph
Crystal Ice and Cold Storage com-
Bartlesville Brick company, $40,000.
There is no record of an assessment
against the Great Western Glass com-
pany. W. F. Lytic, the piresident of the
company, pays tax on $110 personal
DECLARES THAT LANDIS
ERRED 116 TIMFS. GEE!
JUDGE GROSSCUP ALLOWS WRIT
OF ERROR IN STANDARD OIL
Chicago, Aug. 10.—The attorneys for
the Standard Oil company yesterday
filed the company's assignment of errors
in the United States district court. They
then went before Judge Grosscup io
the United States circuit court of ap-
peals and made application for an ap-
pear, a writ of error, and supersedeas.
The Standerd Oil company's attor-
neys contended that the supersedeas
should be granted upon a bond no larger
than sufficient to cover the costs. It was
claimed by the government, however,
that the bond should be fixed at $29,-
240,000, the amount of the fine imposed
by Judge Landis, in order to secure the
government, pending a stay of execu-*
tiou in the judgment. The assignment
of error contained 116 citations in
which Judge Landis is said to have err-
ed in his decisions during the trial.
Judge Grosscup allowed the writ of
error. Action on the writ of supersed-
eas was delayed during the determina-
tion of the amount of bond the company
is required to file. The attorneys were
directed to inform the court of the
financial responsibility of the company.
IN PRIVATE CAR
SECRETARY GARFIELD TRAVBL-
II'C- THROUGH OKLAHOMA IN
TULSA VISITED LAST NIGHT
Many Prominent Oil Men and Politi-
cians Gather In Hot Air City to Do
Honor to New Autocrat
The Cudahy Oil company leads the
oil producing companies with an assess-
ment of $10,163 in the city and $30,730
in the school district. The assessment
against the Renfrow Oil company is
$19,784, the Barnsdall Oil company $7,-
192 and the Sagamore Oil company $4,-
Following are the assessments against
the oil well supply companies:
Bovaird & Seyfang Manufacturing
company, $5,500; American Well and
Prospecting company, $4,870; Frick-
Reid Supply company, $10,200; Leideek
er Tool company, $4,250; National Sup.
ply company, $11,700; Oil Well Supply
company, $9,645; Larkin Brothers, $9,-
The Almeda Hotel company is assess
Tulsa, I. T., August 15.—James A.
i Garfield, secretary of the interior, ar-
rived here over the Katy this evsnisf
from Oklahoma City, on board the pri-
vate car of A. A Allen, vice president
of the road. In the party wert Frank
Frantz, governor of Oklahoma; J. Gee.
Wright, commissioner to the five civil-
ixed tribes; Ret Milliard, commissioner
tor the Osage Indians, and Hugh A.
Brown, secretary to Mr. Garfield. Frank
C. Hubbard joined then- here and it u
undedstood tuat he will accompany
them on their trip throughout Indian
The secretary met a number of oil
n.en here tonight and discussed in an
informal man.tr tli® condition* now
existing in ti:e field su far as they have
to do with his department. It is the
ed at $6,000; Hodge & Pollock of the ! PurPpte oi the Secr. t. ry to lea , e hero
Right Way hotel at $2,000; Mrs. 8. E. I tomoirrow mouing by
, „ ... „ . —, .«ln«Lcai,mr the *'risco> his objtetive points
o Bartlesville Sunday morning from a 0f $4,020 includes his hotel with his:bcin* Tahlequah, Tit.hamir.go and Tusk
business trip which took in points in ! drug store. lahoma. It is probable, however, that
Texas. Oklahoma, Arkansas and Misso j Gloyd Lumber company, $7,000; Kidd | atc"s wUI ba n,a,K at s""th
& Bailey, $5,555; Clark & Bates' $7,5001 ter auJ Secretary Gi
greeted the newspaper men cordially
MANY 600D EXTRA SPEAKERS
From Friday's Morning Examiner.
Chairman McDaniel and Assistants
Have Everything in Readiness—
The Band to I lay—Flambeau Club
The big Democratic rally tonight
will be liebl on the Bradley & Bryant
lot, corner of Fourth street and Dewey
avenue, where thc Benton pavilion was
located. Chairman Fred McDaniel has
arranged to provide seating capacity
for five hundred people and a tempor
ary platform will be erected for tb^'
speakers. Addresses will be made t>*
Hon. M. J. Kane and Jesse J Dunn
both ef whom are candidates for Ju
tice of the supreme court, and by Jaum
A. Menefee, candidate for state treus
out again in a day or two.
Mrs. B. A. Huckabee, wno operates j gymnasium where the young
a lodging house on Socond street, was
the central figure in the other runaway.
She was driving a single buggy down
Johnstone avenue, past the Almeda ho-
tel, when the animal she was driving,
became frightened and dashed into a
row of buggies in front of Finch &
Wheelock's livery stable. Mrs. Huck-
abee was thrownn at least fifty feet In
to the air, but lucjcily came down on
her feet and was but slightly injured.
M L. Leach stopped the horse and quiet
ed it down. A few momonts afterward
it became frightened again aud dash-
ed away up First street, demolishing
the bnggv. Fortunately Mrs. llucka
bee was not in the vehicle at tho time.
William Casey, who works for a con-
tractor northeast of town, was work
ing about the machinery near an oil
well, when a cable broke and a piece
flew up and hit him in the chin. The
inferior dental artery was cut and Cas
ey almost bled to death before he could
CRAZY SNAKE IS
Adams $1,200. F. W. Week's assessment!
and Caney Valley Planing Mill company
: A lies-
aDd was e.it'i.usastic
ments and thc eventual building of
gymnasium where the young men of!
the city could pass their time profit WILY INDIAN AND HIS FOLLOW-
uMy- ERS PLAN A SURPRISE FOR
One business man stated that in his ] SECRETARY GARFIELD
opinion a man should do as he pleased 1
with his time and should do the things Muskogee, L T, August 15.-A full
he wished and let his neighbor alone
In other words, he argued that Mr.
Rowland would not have been injured
an iota by pursuing his own pleasure
and letting other people look
This same gentleman argued that
President Roosvelt, when in New York,
attended all boxing matches and bad
even been knowu to attend a prize
fight. Also that the president had em
ployed one of the best known pugilists
in the country to box at the white
house with him and to teach his sons
the manly art, just the same as the pro
moters of the tournament were anxious
to do for the young men and boys of
The club management, however, took
blood Creek Indian, a member of the
Snake faction, came into the govern
ment offices here today to get official
after information as to whether or not Sec
retary Garfield would be in Okmulgee
on August 16. He said that if such wa"
the case Crazy Snake and all of his fol-
lowers would be there, but that the
Snakes did not propose to take the
word of some outsider that the secre-
tary would be there to meet them.
It was further stated by this Indian
that some of the snakes would appeal
in blankots. If this is true the Snakes
are craftily planning to make an im-
pression on the secretary for there is
not in Indian Territory a single Indiso
who wears a blanket.
$11,000; indicate the volume of the,
stocks carried by firms in the building (imPre8 ions of Oklabomi
material line. "My trip out hert h£.< absolutely no
Druggists are assessed as follows: I I)olitical signifiganee," he K .d. "I
Eureka Drug company,$4,000; Central I merP,>' to get as much informa-
drug store, $4,000; Moss & Skinner of' tion at first 1)01111 as ,l is
the Star drug store, $4,000; Fred Mc
Daniel, $0,300; Dilts & Wood, $1,550.
'ami.i, ij>u,ouu; uihs « v> ood, $1,550. I * " *" "
Other stocks of goods are assessed as Indians.
_ USSill'r to got
on a trip of this kind, with a view to
using it in bettering thc govuriiineut of
follows: 8. O. Bopst, $11,055; Charles
Clark, $3,350; J. P. Govereau, $7,250; C.
V. Harlow, $10,400; W. H. Haupt, $3,-
750; Frank Betts, $10,200; Baird Bros.,
$8,000; Boston store, $6,500; E. C. Car-
men, $3,400; Norvall & Son., $2,620; J.
R. Pendroy (New Novelty) $4,000;
Wagner Brothers, $4,020; Charles Ung
Among thc higher assessmeuts against
well known individuals are: R. D.
Rood, $2,955; J. J. Shea, $3,030; Veascy
& Rowland $3000; Howard Weber $2,
260; George C. Priestley, $3,800;Frank
Overlees $1505; J. L. Overlies $4040;
W. L. Norton $1540; Cal 8. Matson $4,-
735; A. R. Harrington $5120.
The four banks are assessed as fol-
lows: American National $98900; Bar-
tlesville National, $32500; Citiaens
Bank and Trust company, $46,400;First
National Bank $04380.
Oklahoma has been a continual
ivonder to me since I crossed the bor-
ders of the territory. Property nn.t
energy may be seen on every hand and
the way tho citi'cns of tliii territory
are developing this country is a mar-
velous and remarkable thing.
"I had not intended to visit Okla-
homa City on my regular program, but,
owing to the pcrsister.t Invitations of-
fered by Mr. Hunter, I could not re-
fuse. I caught only a glimpse of your
streets as I came from the station to
the hotel but in that one glimpse I
was given a great surprise."
This long distance telephoning is a
great business. The Tulsa World had a
bng distance message from Berlin, Ger-
many, Sunday morning. With suck am-
vies who cares if there is a telegraph-
sr's strike I
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