The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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Governor Had! ay of Missour. haa
vetoed the bill ],rt d by the lecent
legislature requii .ng ail railioali to
[equip their tcociXi.tlvc3 with ilectric
ntad ii'.ts of 1,500 cand'.e-i ower
NEW STATE. WOTES.
The Pioneer Telephone < orapany i-.i
6pending i-oout $10,000 in improving
(he service in Cherokee.
The 'board of county tommlsf! n i
for Cnalg county are viewing Bites I r
$35,000 worth of bridges.
More than 1,000 tax warrants have
been issued in Pontotoc county for de-
linquent taxes for the year 19U8.
As Told in a
Good and Newsy Items
of General Interest Con-
densed to Small Space
About forty owners and superinten-
dents of oil mills in the state attend* d
the annual convention In New Orleans
La. last week.
A special train left Oklahoma Mon-
day carrying the members of the con-
federate veterans to the convention in
State bank examiner Charles Taylor,
announced last week that the Okla-
homa bank guar ant y fund now has to
its crediit $302,489.2 ).
Protection for the coal and petrole-
um industries of the United States
was the subject of a long speech in
the senate Wednesday by Senator El-
kins, of West Virginia.
Twenty Cheyenne and Arapahoe In-
dians are in Washington with protests
against the proposed sale of halt of
their homesteads, a scheme suggested
recently by Representative Fulton and
bird S. McGulre of Oklahoma's First
district, has appointed Mrs. Ruby
Ridgway-Matchett, daughter of J. T.
Ilidgway, of Kansas City, Mo., his pri-
vate secretary , to succeed Vernon jfnas made
Queen Welbel nina ai.J thu prince
cohort had a i. rraw e:-.a>e Irom
a serious acident S. 'ut y Ahen their
carriage collided with anothtr ve-
El Reno citizens evidently have
fcith in the future tf that city, as in
evidenced by the faC that tie recent
'bond issue votsid by the city for the |
construction of a r. ,v city hall and j
two sub fire ktivCions will/lave two'
lc(; '1 men as bider-s for their pur- j
The report of the bur au of an'ixal j
industry of tile United States depart- i
ment of agriculture indicr.Us that tu-
berculosis among live stock is steadily [
lucrea. . '.g.
President Taft paid a warm tribute
to the work of Chan. E. M'agoon, for- l
merly provisional governor cf Cuba,
in a message sent to the senate Sat-
Suit has been filed in the district
court at Tulsa, Okla., to. enjoin the
city of Broken Arrow from cilecting
taxes on certain property In tfcrt town.
Fcr several years paist Cherokee
no effort to celebrate the
A Review of the Important Happenings in Oklahoma Condensed for
the Benefit of the Busy Reader Throughout the Country
GREEN GOODS MAN
IS CAUGHT. PAVING COMPANY WILL FIGHHT.
Charged with Counterfeiting is Caught Claim That City Authorities Disre
The Gulf Pipe 'Line cnimiapny last
week closed a deal gaining control of
6 leases in the Tulsa oil field. The
total consideration was J 150,000.
Whiting, of Enid, who was recently
named by President Taft an Indian in-
spector in Oklahoma.
The senate held their first night ses-
sion Thursday night with a full at-
Without opposition, the senate Fri-
natSocal ibirt.hday. Thi3 year a three
days ceRi'jration will be he'.d.
Judige A. N. Munden, of Oklahoma
City van Satan', y ai pointed judgo
of the supeiLOr court cf Oklahoma
County by Governor C. N. Haskell.
The Rev. H. B. Klnsel of Antlers,
Durant, Okla.—That there are still
fertile fields for tho operations of the
green 'goods swindler is evidenced by
the eight or ten charges lodged
against "Dr." E. Plumlee at Vian, Ok-,
I'cnd a similar charge against hiai at
Durant. Plumlee is accused of con-
tracting to supply counterfeit national
baiwk Mils "that are just as good a.:
the genuine" at the liberal rate of five
to ome—five dollars in bogus ik 1 Is for
one dollar in honest money. In cac'.i
instance the money for the greon
goods was paid in pulvanee, and while
Plumlee showed crisp, bright samples
of the spurious Dill3, none of thorn
were ever delivered.
Plumlee's lone victim in Duurant
was Ed Perry, a young Indian. After
vainly trying to borrow $45 from the
Indian Plumlee showed fci'm scale crCsp
new bills, which he claimed were
gard the Law.
Oklahoma City.—Alleging that the
City government boards of five Okla-
homa towns are disregarding the law
in the matter of awarding asphalt pav-
ing contracts, four of the biggest firms
in the southwest have started a united
movement to have the courts annul
acts which in time mean the expenai-
ture of hundreds of thousands of dol-
At present the legal battle centers
at Alva, where action is under way
attacking the right of the city alder-
men to employ others than the lowest
bidder to do the paving work. The
Alva hearing has important bearing
on the future action at Guthrie. Ada,
Emid, and possibly Oklahoma City.
At Alva a temporary Injunction has
been granted the Trinidad Asphalt
company, holding up the council award
The staite 'board of affairs
week, awarded the contract of
printing of the gieneral statute.!,
cost will be $32,000.
day adopted LaFolette's resolution j Okla. was shot and fatai'ly wounded
calling on the president to send to the | at '.hat place Saturday by Dr. H. C.
senate the correspondence between the Johnson.
the I state department and the German
The i government, relating to German report
I on wages.
Directors of the Southern Oklaho-
ma. State Fair association, have decid-
ed to open the next exhibition at Ard-
more October 9th..
DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.
The question of municipal owner-
ship of the waterworks plant is being
agitated in El Reno and withlin a
| short lime an election will be called
The state Epworth League conven- i to vote bonds for the construction of
tlon held in Muskogee last week chose j a new plant or for the purchase and
Wagoner as the place for the next an- j enlargement of the present system,
null meeting. | As a result of a labor strike that
has been in operation for the past ten
Oklahoma will have a new through | days the plant of the Portland Ce-
ocean to ocerain train July 1, when j ment company at Ada, which employs
the Rock Island railroad will open its I 2f 0 men, was closed down.
extension. from Amiarillo to Tucumcari,
Governor Haskell, last wee k, issued
tlis proclamation re-opening the state
dispensaries in towns of 2 000 popula-
tion or more, or in county seats re-
gardless of population.
Col. A. R. Green of Sulphur ha3
tendered ,to the secretary of the Inter-
ior his resignation as superintendent
of Piatt National park, to take effect
upon the appointment of a successor.
Ernest Hook, night cook in the peni-
tentiary at McAlester escaped from
the guards when he was called to be-
gin his shift. He scaled 'the stockade
tn a fusillade of bullets, but was ap-
T. M. Jeffords of Elgin, Okla., who
for the past year haw been staite su-
perintendent of farmers' Institutes, lias
been given the chair of agriculture
In the Agricultural and Mechanical
College at Stillwater.
For the sum of $32,500, the hoard of
public affairs i hursday let the con-
tract to the Pipes-Reld Hook company
of Kansas City for the publishing of
the general statutes of Oklahoma.
The* th« instructor In the State
normal school is hired by the year
j cannot acept any other employment,
j such as teaching in a county normal
| institute, Ib the holding of Attrney Gen-
The Chickasha Cotton Mill com-
pany has been organized and direc-
I tors named. The company has secured
a tract of 200 acres of land and will
build a large factory for the man-
ufacture of knit cotton goods at Chick-
I as ha.
The state federation of labor re-
cently elected C. C. Zeiglar, president
I and J. Luther Langston, secretary-
j treasurer. Both are resident of Okla-
Mrs. Delia M. Gilbert cf New York
l an open letter to all Christian
Scientists ' .sks their co-operation >n a
campaign of exposure and purifica-
tion of that religion.
Bedecked from head to foct with
gay .bunting with the stars and bars
of the Confederacy entw'.ued around
■the E'iaru and stii]>es of the Federal
union Mumiphls is enter! uoining the
nineteenth annual Confederate re-un-
President Taft has been forced
through the illness cf Jlrs. Taft to,
postpone his proposed western trip
James Harris a prominent pilitician
of Wagoner, Oklahoma, is in Wash- j
ingtor. in the in ten. t of John Byrd,
who Iras ibeen appti ruled, postmaster
of Wegener, but has r.ot received the ,
confirmation cf the senate.
The spec!; 1 grand jurvjcailed to in-
vestigate the charges of reckless ex-
pend'.ture of the county's funds at
Lawton, Okla. has filed its final report
recommending the dismi ssal of H. E.
Julian and W. E. McGuirren, charmen
of the board cf county commission-
The Senate, Saturday, devoted most
cf the day to the c-. '.ton cloth sched-
ule, disposing cf it iby a vote late la
Tho failure of the city and state
authorities to rid the Piatt national
company. New York, Saturday became
insane and stabbed the , government
inspector tad eight cf his fellow em-
The failure of the city and e'ate
authorities to -1'. the latt notianai
" 1 «t; ■
Now in the Course of Erection
Marlow's $35,000 Public School
counterfeit, but could not be detected
from the genuine even by bank offi-
They went to Denison, Tex., togeth-
er to get the money, and when they
failed to find it .there Perry paid Plum-
lee $100 with which to order $500 in
counterfeit bank notes. When the
•money failed to arrive after sever- 1
days ibetng set by Plumlee, for its ar-
rival Perry consulted the local police
in: an effort to recver his cash.
In some manner llumjee learn, d]
until the supreme court pa - -:es on the
legality of the contract. They claim
there is no ecmpetitkn under the
Tulsa Building Fast.
Tulsa, Okla.—In the past year more
than 1,200 residences have been built
in Tulsa, representing au expenditure
of $750,000 in improvements. There
was a gireat shortage of residence
houses in Tulsa a year ago, end in
H. G. McICeever, county attorney of
Garfield county has filed suit in the dis-
rlct court praying that the Union Mu-
tual Insurance Co., ibe ousted from the
county oin the ground that they have
failed to comply with the state law.
Admitting that he had received a
flattering offer as president of a life I park ,at Sulphur, Okla., of the liquor
insurance company. Justice Baker of evil was the cause cf the resignation
the criminal court of appeals at Guth- of Col. A. C. Greene from the superin-
rte, Okla. denied Thursday that he I tendancy.
would resign. By a vote of 178 to 2, the ci tizens
The bar commission at Guthrie of Okemah, Okla., Saturday granted
Thursday adopted a rule to admit to an Okriiu'gee company a tewnty-year
practice attorneys of other states! gas franchise.
where they were admitted there on Judge C. W. Raymond of Muskogee
motion and practiced for live years has gone to Washington but his bus-
that the officers were after him and,^1,e °f the fact h"nl''s
he left the town afoot, leaving iave been that « •
I several other anxious "prospects" ba- <lcmand is iU8t 88 great as it was
I [hind. He went to Storrett, south of 'H'rtag the spring of 1905. Recapitti-
this city, where he took a night train 'ation also show s that during the same
I for the' north, coming back through; period of time more than 25 office.
Durant. The officers, however, were store, tactory and warehouse buiid-
watching for hCcn, and searched the j ings have been erected. 1 hese ranged
train, They found' Plumlee securely j from two stories in height to five
locked in clata of the coach closets, and stories and a basement, reinforced con-
it was with difficulty that rne ha? crete construction. These buildings
reached. I.t is thought that the Vian Cost in the neighborhood of $1,200,003.
officers fcr.ive a stronger case against! Tulsa is now doing more than half a
Notice has .been received by Dr.
George Bruce, superintendent of the
blind school at Fort Gibson, of his
appointimient by Governor Haskell as
a delegate to the national conference
of Corrections and Charities to bo
held in Buffalo, New York, from June
9 U) 16.
Tulsa lias let another paving con-
tract callling for four miles of asphalt
at a cost of approximately $200,000.
Two years ago the Hrs4 paving con
and where they were admitted in
other atates on examination and prac-
ticed one year.
The board of regents of the state
normal held a long session in Guthrie,
Okla., Thursday with contractors and
architects bidding on plans for.the two
new normals at Ada and Durant. A
$100,000 building is to be put up at
Strict apllcation of constitutional
rights as guaranteed under the four-
teenth amendment; equal educational
opportunities and the right to the bal
lot on the same terms as other citi-
zens. were among the more important
tract was let in tiiis city. Today Tul- | lecommendations in the platform
sa has sixteen miles of asphalt pave-
ment and two miles of brick.
The board of city commissioners of
Ardmore have decided that all slot
machines, shaking dice for cigars, and
playing of "Kelly" pool must stop, also
other forms of gambling and have
given the members of the police force
orders to "cleian up." The orders car-
ries with it a penalty of dismissal
from the force If any one is found
where the ordinances have been neg-
adopted at thee closing session of the
national negro conference in New
John H. Wood, former president of
the Matthews National Bank, of Mat
thews. Ind.. was released from the
federal prison at Leavenworth, Wed-
nesday, at the expiration of a term of
Upon the organization of a commer-
cial club at Cordell, Okla., a comuiit-
iness there has been ke>pt a secret.
A company has 'beta organized In
El Reno, to finance the pottery works
which they expect to have in operation
in a few months.
Governor Haskell issued his proc-
lamation Wednesday declaring Har-
mon the 76th county of the state and
designating Hollis as the temporary
Work on the buildings of the El
Reno Packing and Pr >visiou company
will be begun by the middle of this
month and it is planned to have the
plant in operatton fey the first of Oc-
The first car for the El Reno Interur-
ban railway has arrived and went in-
to commissoin on the El Reno street
Braden, Oklahoma, shipped the first
car of potatoes this season. The yield
in that vicinity has been 125 bushels
him than the Durant police, and he
■was accordingly surrendered to them.
Bar Commission Rules.
Guthrie, Ok.—The bar commission
Thursday adopted rules to admit to
practices attorneys of other state
million dolars worth of building
Kansas to Aid Oklahoma.
Topeka, Kan.—The Kansas State
Board of Railroad Commissioners de-
cided at a conference held Friday to
unite with the boards of Oklahoma and
■where they were admitted there on j Texas and the Southwestern Shippers'
motion and practiced for five years j association in an action before the
and where they were admitted in oth?r, interstate commerce commission for a
states on examination and practiced! reduction of freight rates to Gulf of
one year. j Mexico ports.
Judge Munden Is Appointed.
Guthrie, Okia.—Judge A. N. Munden,
was Saturday appointed judge of the
superior court cf Oklahoma county
iby Governor C. N. Haskell.
Chief Justice Kane to Wed
Guthrie, Okla.—Chief Justice M. J.
Kane of the Oklahoma Supreme Court
will be married at St. Paul, Kan., to
Miss Kathaline Reagan, June 9.
CONFESSES TO MURDER PLOT
Conspiracy Is State's Plea for Whole-
sale Convictions at Ada
Ada, Okla.—Edward Johnson, held
as an accomplice of Daniel Scribner
in the murder of Zeke Putrnan at Al-
lan, made a full confession of his re-
lations with Scribner while on the
witness stand Wednesday and de-
clared his belief that Scribner killed
Johnson testified that when he met
to the acre and the crop sold for 95 Scribner in Ada three weeks before
cents a bushel. Chrl.tmas last year, after drinking
_ , . ,. , „ liouor with Scribner and Mack Lee,
Tulsa be ,hc plaCe °f the gcribnor proposed that Johnson would
third annual convention of the state
association of dentists next year was
be given title to 120 acres of land If
The Tonkawa Indlinns, whose origi-
mil reservations and allotments are lo-
cated a.boait twenty miles north of
Perry, have lost their claim against the
government through a dedNon by
congress, which disallowed their
claims for more money on surplus
.'and which was originally a part of
the .Nez Perce reservation.
tee was appointed to select a site for Lj" "j jori" f the convention that ho wou,<1 k1U Zeke Putman. Scribner
the secondary agricultural sc hool to , t , j , nkl ihoma Citv j told Johnson that Putman had accused
i i„ ...... ji. closed at Oklahoma City. , fiWea,.jng a ]|e in the ease
The jury at Ado, Okla., found Dantol therein Putman was accused of ki 11-
Scrlbner guilty of murder in the first jng clarence Lee.
be located In that supreme court dis-
trict and a site for a new $10,000 court
Edward Johnson, held as an accom-
plice of Daniel Scribner In the mur-
der of Zeke Putman at Allen, made a
full confession of his relations with
Scribner while on the witness stand
at Ada. Okla.. Wednesday, and de-
clared his belief that Scribner killed
degree and assessed the defcth pen-
Chief Justice M. J. Kane, of tho
Oklahoma supreme court, will be mar-
ried at St. Paul, Kan., to Miss Kath-
aline Reagan. June 9.
Later Johnson and Scribner met in
Ada and the proposition was repeated.
This time Johnson consented and tho
two went to Stonewall and later tc
Allen on Christmas night. They saw
Putman on the street and Scribner de-
Tarrible forest fires are raging in clered he would kill him there, but
several portions of Cauada. Johnson prevented Scribner shooting.
El Reno tc Have Pottery Works.
El Reno, Okla—A comptuy is being
formed to finance the pottery works
and complete the imUdings. It is
planned to begin the manufacture of
chinaware early this fall, as there is
but very little work required to build
the kilns for burning the ware. It
is known that there is a large deposit
of clay in thi:s vicinity suitable for uye
in the factory and the promoters an-
ticipate no trouble in raising tho
amount required to enter into active
operations of the plant.
Harmon County Wins
Guthrie, Okla.—Governor Haskell
ended the troubles of the new Harmon
county Wednesday by issuing his proc-
lamation declaring It to be the 76th
county at the state, nnd designating
Hollis as the temporary county seat.
Ba'iker Ends Prison Term
Leavenworth, Knn—John H. Wood,
former president of the Matthews Na-
tional bank of Matthews, Ind., was
released from the federal prison Wed-
nesday at the expiration of a term
of six years.
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Colville, Frank M. The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1909, newspaper, June 11, 1909; Calumet, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc167282/m1/2/: accessed January 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.