The Cordell Weekly Beacon. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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THE CORDELL WEEKLY BEACON, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1906.
Young Girl Murdered.
Monday night about 12 o'clock
two members of the demi-monde,
who occupied rooms over Bob
Prichard's saloon, had trouble
over which were entitled to the
attractions of "Jimmie," the bar
tender, during which Belle Phil-
lips shot and killed R*y Guyman.
It feemi that in getting the gun
from her belt the Phillips girl ac-
cidentally discharged it, the ball
passing down through her clothes
and through her right foot. She
then fired at Ray Guyman, the
ball striking her near the top of
the right shoulder. Sbe fired
again, this time shooting her vic-
tim through the heart, killing her
almost instantly. The unfortu-
nate girl walked about twenty
feet, then fell. She never spoke
after being shot.
Other lodger^ gave the alarm
and Dr. Muller was called but the
girl was dead when he reached
the scene of the crime and all he
could do was to dress the wound
in the Phillips girl's foot.
Officers were called and Belle
" Phidips taken in custody and
k^pt under guard through th
night. Judge Logan was called
up and after viewing the scene
and hearing statements of other
occupants of rooms in the lodg-
ing house, decided there was no
necei-sity of holding an inquest
and the dead girl was taken to
Street & Co.'s morgue where Mr.
McClellan embalmed the b«>dy
and prepared it for burial.
During the night, after the in-
fluence of liquor had worn off,
Belle Phillips tried to take car-
bolic acid but was prevented by
officer Bishop, who had her in cus-
tody. She claims the shooting
was an accident.
Tuesday morning Town Marshal
Morris took the Phillips girl to
Hobart where she was arraigned
and preliminary examination set
for next Monday. Before starting,
having heard where he lived, he
telephoned to her father who met
them at Hobart.
Undertaker McClellan also got
in communication with the dead
girl's brother over the telephone
and at his request took the body
to Doxie, Oklahoma, for inter-
ment, leaving here on the north
bound train Wednesday morning.
The girls had been friends for
years. They had resided in the
same neighborhood, and after
Ray Guyman's mother had mar-
ried a second time Ray had left
home and lived with the Phillips
family for some time and was liv-
with them when, about three
years ago, the girls both left
home and took up the life of the
demimonde. Since going to the
bad the girls have stuck closely
together as chums. Both had
been drinking or the trouble
would probably never have oc-
curred, at least not have ended in
sending one to the grave and the
other to a felon's cell.
Both girls were of good re-
spectable families, who reside on
farm's near Doxie, Oklahoma.
Both were young—the dead girl
only being 20 years old. Both
were fair looking girls and could
have been an ornament to society
if they had not chosen to tread
the path which ever leads to the
end which they have so early
To Hide Crime.
W. W. Dunlavy is home again
after a trip east to buy spring
J. W. Penn and wife visited
their son and wife in Cordell
Sunday.—Mt. View Progress.
D. A. Ferguson has bought
property in Portales, New Mexi-
co, and will move there for the
benefit of Bis wife's health.
W. A. Smith left Monday for
Enid, where he began his duties
a-> traveling man for a produce
c impany ut a good salary.
"Uncle Sam" Darnell was in
the city several days recently at-
nding to business interests and
renewing old acquaintances.
Mrs. Maud Watts-Smith re-
turned home Saturday after a
week's vi«it with her sister, Mrs.
Postmafrter Lawton, at Arapaho.
H. O. Watd, the great poli-
tican, editor and moral regenera-
tor of Foss, was in this city Fri-
day to secure a l.quor license for
W. W. Duke.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 2.—A speci-
al to the Republican from Las
Vegas, N. M., say«:
Sheriff Romeri has returned
from Trementtnain p ossession of
facts that make it appear certain
that the burning of the,home of
Benito Sanchez in that village
[with two women and a child was
merely an attempt to conceal a
most outragous crime,
Ther« is the strongest evidence
that the two women. Mrs. San-
chez und a young school teacher,
wor cnmimHy ns-au'tpd murder-
ed and the h<>ust) tmrned to con-
ceal the crime. Two uien who
were rooming at the house were
drunk during the afternoon. The
big adobe house was afire for
more than an hour before the
floor of the second story, where
the women and the children slept,
fell. The forms of the women
were still lying on the bed and
strong evidences of the crime
Carrie Nation nas sued the
Guthiie Leader for libel and asks
damages in the neat little sum of
$10,000. The old lady probably
doesn't expect anything but a
little free notoriety.
Postmaster Uttorback sold his
sorrel driving horse Friday for a
good round sum. Bill's nag was
a cross between a water wagon
and etump puller and has a rec-
ord of a mde in six h< urs.
Dan Hutcherson was in a few
days ago and had sale hills print-
ed at this office. Dan has sold
his fine farm near Rocky, and
will dispose of his personal prop-
erty at public sale on the 9th.
The presses and type for the
new paper have arrived and are
in-tajled in the old telehone ex-
change office over the City Nation-
al bank. The new paper will be-
gin life under the title of The
Have your cake, muffins, and tea bis-
cuit home-made. They will be fresher,
cleaner, more tasty and wholesome.
Roya] Baking Powder helps the house
wife to produce a-; home, quickly and eco-
nomically, fine aod tasty cake, the raised
hot-biscuit, puddings, the frosted layer-
cake, crisp cookies, crullers, crusts and
muffins, with which the ready-made food
found at the bake-shop or grocery does
Royal is the greatest of bake-day helps.
ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., NEW YORK.
Gotebo Oil and Gas.
A News-Republican represent-
ative visited the Gotebo oil fields
The oil wells are producing
from three to eight barrels daily
and farmers in that vicinity are
using it tor fuel at $2.00 per bar-
rel. There are two gas wells in
operation south of town. The
people of Gotebo are using gas
for light and fuel, having one
hundred and forty-seven lights
and twenty-seven stove connec-
tions. The pressure has increased
from one hundred pounds to one
hundred and thirty-five in the
pa-t month. Tue gts is 75c per
1000, making it cheaper than
Nine miles east of Hobart the
Fidelity Oil and Gas Co* are
drilling for oil. Yesterday they
struck gas. When they tested it
the flames went to the top of the
derrick, and for a time they
thought they would lose some of
their machinery; but by heroic
work the flames were extinguish-
ed. The indications for oil were
very promising, and they expect-
ed to strike a flow at any time.—
| Tbc Goose Chat X^aid :
j the Golden egg
Was a pretty fair old bird but she has long
ago been distanced by her m< re .industrious, ^V. Y
th 'Ugh less pretentious neighbor, the helpful hen.
It is safe to put your trust in her—and turn the
eggs into each. She lifts the mortgagektfd keeps
the table going, if you will only iet her. Wt* re
helping the helpful hen help you-rif you will let )
us. Y\ e have the market outlet for all the chick- ,, ,
ens, eggs, butter and faim produce we can get.
Our prices are the highest that cin be paid.
Just as surely as the hMpful hen his sur-
passed her sister goose, so has the old methods-of
making butter. The separator do s in a few min-r
utes what it used to take the hpusewives hour^ to
do—and does it'totftn. We are agents for the
celebrated IowftP*iry. Separator, the ort4 that
has proven the beHt in competition-with 1 all oth-
ers. Try one.' " ^fe wiH be pleased to'Show"
you, even if ttw fciVtodt from .Missouri,
i ud-i ll; , , •, ,i
Cordell Produce £ Commission Co.
.i iioiijjtiiimix-# ai Suv-W^ors to , ,
W- A. & R. E. SMITH
- M l • East aw* Wet«t Side of Square.
Miss Hazel Lutz, the charming
saleslady at the Washita, depart-
ed on the north bound Frisco
passenger Sunday, to make an ex-
tended visit with her friend, Miss
Gertrude West, at Golden City,
Earl Bailey of Griffin, Ga., has
succeeded F. M. Smith at this
office. Mr. Bailey came to this
country on the recent Frisco ex-
cursion and has property at
Roosevelt. He is favorably im-
pressed with Oklahoma.
Billy Walker, county clerk
Custer county and editor of the
Arapaho News, won out in rtffi
recent contest brought by 4 Geo.
Ames, the republican
for clerk. Walker Jjad a waLk
away with 11 votes, J<&,,spi#e. /
Federal Court For
Enid, Ok., Feb. 2.—Thff^ople
of this city are rejoicing ''tonight
over a telegram received ton af-
ternoon by Mayor -Bttwers" frmrr
Delegate McGuire stating that
the statehood bill reported in the
House contained pfyyislcii for a
Federal court in tlita city. His
message stated thkt Eqid
sure to win. The gotfaktu ^
owns an acre of the publjc kmiare
and on this groundTit is
that a public budding]
erected. Delegat^ Mc
soon introduce a bill for
000 building for Etiid
t&i the Treasury has order-
Bronson and "N'icfe6l&, <otf tft# «ed tj^e,
Thomas & Ithe^iowCoiBaJ^a^Aj^ha.
better babies. " f| trnftfrftCMc#1 ;hin$j^^l^oraT£r fcgflSP'M™,
suicidal b^wiMIhii im-vojfue al
about 40 'kte&Wti MWls
Wanted—Bright, honest young
man from Cordell to prepare foj
paying position in Government
Mail Service. Box One, Cedar
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Burnette, S. C. The Cordell Weekly Beacon. (Cordell, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 8, 1906, newspaper, February 8, 1906; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc182254/m1/3/: accessed April 14, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.