The Canadian Enterprise (Canadian, Indian Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, June 14, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Ok 1 a Siitorical Society
THE CANADIAN ENTERPRISE
VOL. 3. NO. 37
CANADIAN, I. T., FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1907.
WHOLE NO. 142
EUFAULA: TIip loe Cannon 6f the
Creek national council is dead. Ills
name was John Francis, :.nd he was
a member of the council from Ibe time
of Its reorganization Inuncdlaiclv after
the civil war until his death which oc-
curred this week.
He was a full blood Indian and his
'ollowing am* ng the Creeks was ns
inyal when tliey gathered around his
grave as they 'tad ever been when
they gathered at the old Creek capital
hi assist in passing through the coun-
cil any measure that he dictated. He
could not read English, out could
■peak that language with some hesita-
Francis was elected a member of
the Creel; council when he was a
young man. He developed unusual
l >wers as an rganiier and h«!d his
place until his death. It is said that
he could block any measure that came
b [ore the council, if he desired, und
t> ,t no measure that he evi r got be-
hind failed to pass.
He was a union soldier and fought
during the entire four years of the
civil war lie drew a pension after
the war. for wounds received, and
when he died ho was, upon his own
request, buried In the unif rm that ho
wore as a union soldier.
The funeral was Attended by the
greatest number of Indians that ever
assembled at a funeral in this section
The funeral orat « a« said by Wil-
liam McComba, "he official Interpreter
for the nation, and was delivered In
Creek A remarkable incident occur-
red hlle he was In the midst of his
oration. When he touched upon the
excellent traits of the deceased, be
was Interrupted time and again by
applause fr tn the audience. Such a
thing was never before heard of here.
The reas n for this, as stuted by an
Indian, was the fact that Francis had
lived lor 7.' years. It was time for his
death, e.nd the dissolution wiu nat-
ural and not premature Nature was
performing its Regular fttnciions and
there was no reason for unusual re-
met. Hence the applause when the
fullness of the life of the deceased was
McCombs f tight upon one side dur-
ing the war and Francis upon the
other, and In his ora'ion McCombs
"My friend was a brave man. I
never feared his heart, but I did his
uniform. There Is not s hilltop in the
Creek nation that John Francis did
not stand upon during the civil war."
Design Adopted by the Constitutional
Convention, Made by Jap E. Peddi-
cord of Oklahoma City
The design for the state seal as
adopted by Uie constitutional conven-
tion contains several mystic symbols
'of the five civilized tribes combined
with the central part of the Great Seal
of the Territory of Oklahoma, .lap
E. Peddicord of Oklahoma City de-
scribes the seal la the following lan-
In the center shall be a live pointed
star, with one ray direoted upward.
The center of the seal shall contain
tJhe central device of the seal of the
Territory of Oklahoma. Including the
words, "Labor Omnia Vlnclt." The
upper left hand ray shall o ftalu the
symbol of the ancient seal of the
Cherokee nation, namely: A seven
pointed star partially surrounded by.
a wreath of oak leaves. The ray <11$
rected upward shall contain the sym-
bol of the ancient seal of the Chlcka-
ft* nation, namely: An Inalsn war-
rior standing upright with bow and
shield. The lower left hand ray shall
contain the symb 1 of ttie ancient
Peal of the Creek nation, namely: A
sheaf of wheat and a plow. The up-
per right hand ray shall contain the
symbol of the ancient seal of the
Choctaw nation, namely: A toma-
hawk, bow and three crossed arrows.
The lower right hand ray shall con-
tain the symbol of the ancient seal
of the Seminole natoin. namely: A
village with houses and a facility be-
side a lake upon which an lndla:i is
paddling a canoe. Surrounding ihe
central star and grouped between Its
points shall he forty five --'mall stars,
divided into five clusters of nine start
each, representing tlu forty-five state,
of the union, to which the f >rty-alxt'n
is now added. In a circular hand s'.ir
rounding the whole device shall he
Inscribed. OR EAT SEAL OF THK
STATU OF OKI.MIOMA 1907.
WOULD BE SLAYER GUILTY
Man Vvtio Attempted to Drown Boy,
After Robbery, Convicted
TULSA: In the federal court here
Joseph Smith, a negro, pleaded guilty
to the charge of robbery and was sen-
tenced to Leavenworth prison for ten
v ■years. Smith Is the mnn who. a month
V ago. robbed a young boy at Jenks,
after which he tried to drown him.
Af'or committing this crime, lie fled
The boy soon revived and spread the
alarm. A posse quickly foi med and
the negro was trailed f r 20 miles, be-
ing captured In the stream, where he
had concealed himself beneath a hush,
about four miles north of this city.
Jim Turner, a shamming colored
boy, who "dlsretnen liered" his age,
plead guilty to larceny and was sen-
tenced to the Boys' Industrial school
U Washington. D. C.
"Jim," said Judge Lawrence hum-
vrously In pronouncing sentence on
the boy. "I am going to send you to
the capital of our country where all
tlie senators and representatives go,
xnd I hope It will make a better man
"Well." said Jim. "I thought you
was going to give me a chance te be
I. T. POSTOFFICE8
Salaries of Postmasters Raised for
WASHINGTON: In the readjust-
ment of postmasters' salaries thou
lands of postmasters throughout the
United States will receive additional
compensation, beginning July 1. In In-
dian Territory salaries after July 1, at
the following points, wilt be as fol-
Antlers, $1,100: Ardmore. $2,000;
Atoka. $1,800; Bristow. $1,400; Chei
sea. 91.AitO; Chicka ea, $2.Hon; Clare-
more. $1 *00; Coalgate, ll.TM, Davis,
$1,500; Eufaula. $1,400; Henryetta, $1,-
400; lingo. $!>00; Marietta. $1,500;
Marlow. $1,500; Miami, $1 500; Minco.
$1,100; Mounds. $1,100; Muskogee.
$3,100; Okmulgee, $1,400; Pauls Val
y ley, $1,900; Pryor Creek. $1,300; Roff.
$1,400; Ballsaw. $1,500; Sapulpa. $1.
900; South McAlester. $2,700; Stigler.
$1.300; Sulphur. $1,100; Tahlequah.
$1,000; Tishomingo, $1,500; Tulsa. $2 -
704; Vinita. $2 300; Weleetka. $1,100;
WON IIS WIFE
U. G. MARSHAL PRITCHARD IS
DLJCNOANT IN HEAVY DAM-
j MUSKOGEE: Uinted States Mar-
| sl.al George H. Pritchard of South Mc-
| Aiester has been sued by Dr. J. J.
j Dunning of North McAlester for allen-
| atlng his wife's affections.
Dr. Dunning asks the sum of $25,-
Mr. Pritchard is In Washington City
! n business. The suit was filed in
Dr. Dunning Is a well known drug-
| gist of the old town. He was at ene
j'lnie a Catholic priest and educated
the girl who afterwards became Ills
Marshal Pritchard claims North Car-
! ollna as his residence and now lives
at the Busby hotel, his family being at
the old home. Before coming to Mc-
alester as marshal h-t was doorkee|ier
of the United States senate. As slier
Iff In the mountain districts of North
Carolina he broke up a gang of out-
laws. killing four of them and driving
the others from the state.
BIGGER ACREAGE OF COTTON
Revised Figures Make an Increase of
Over Three Million Acres
WASHINGTON': The crop report-
ing board of the bureau of statistics
of tije department of agriculture after
eateful InvestlLHtion finds that the
estimate made on June i. 19n6, of the
acreage planted In cotton in 1906 was
j too low and in order to bring the fig-
ures as near as possible to the actual
j facts, the board has made adjustments
j and revisions which show that the
I area planted in 1908 was about 32,-
j 1)49,000 acres, or 2.37I.OOO acres great-
j er than estimated a year ago
I From reports of the correspondents
and agents the cop reporting board
j finds the total area planted to be
planted ro cotton In the I'nlted States
j this yar (19071 to m about the same
as the area planted last year
The average condition of the grow-
ing crop on May 25 was 70.5. as com-
pared with 14.0 per cent and 77.2 per
cent at the corresponding dales In
1906 nnd 1905 respectively, and a 10-
! year average of K3.6 per cent.
CONSPIRACY AT JENNINGS
Oklahoma Girls to Fair
OKLAHOMA CITY: Editor O. P
Sturm of the Oklahoma Magazine Is
arranging to take a party of seventy-
five young ladles, one from each coun-
ty In the state, to the Jamestown Ex-
position for a two weeks trip during
the month of August Each young lady
who sends in 200 subscribers to the
magazine between this date and
August will be taken on the trip
Vniyher trtp from Jamestown to New
York CMty and thence to Niagara Falls,
j N. V., Is also being planned. The
party win leave here about the first
j week In August and will be chaper-
j >ned by Editor and Mrs. Strum.
No wonder Major Taylor regrets «o
leave FV>rt Sill with Ita rolling prmlries>
Its timber fringe j streams and the
beautiful Wichita mountains for a
background Port Sill is tha ideal
home of tke American soldier.
Would Be Officers Fits Suits Against
GUTHRIE: A conspiracy (o pre-
vent the holding of a town election
at Jennings this spring, in order to
allow the old officials to hold onto
their Jobs, Is alleged in an original
proceeding in mandamus just Instltut-
e I in the Oklahoma supreme court.
The petition alleges that E B. Ham.
F. Pierce and J. B. Leep were nomi-
nated for trustees, H. A. Conner for
1 clerk, C. H. Klroy for treasurer. H. C.
Itonake for assessor and J. C. Murphy
for police Judge at a non-partisan cau-
; cu«. but that Prank Adams, the town
j clerk refused to file their nomlnati n
(papers Mandamus proceedings were
I brought In the district court and an
order issued directing him to file the
papers, but he still failed to do so
' tr, time to hold the election st the
[ regular time. Now the * nominee!
abore listed bring suit In the supreme
court against N. K McNeai. C. J. Shep-
hsrd snd Miller Brown, as truateea,
and Adams aa t >wn clerk, asking that
they bs required to call an elctioa for
a data'not later thin July 1. *
UNOFFICIAL RETURNS FROM
SATURDAY'S DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES
GUTHRIE, Okla , June 10.—More
doubt Is fought out by the first
semi-official .'turns received from
four counti-a. Blaine. Pittsburg,
Tulsa und Cleveland, at the demo-
cratic headquarters at Oklahoma
City about the democratic guberna-
torial race, as these returns show
thai those received at both Ihe Cruce
and the Haskell headquarters have
been In a measure unreliable. Cruie
n •« claim* his election by live
thousand, while Haskell contends he
has won by ten thousand. More
confidence Is displayed among the
Haskell than among the Cruce sup-
porters. Cruce, it is cluliiied at bis
headquarters, Is gaining.
The returns as received at the
del ioi ratlc headquarters show
Blaine <otinty: Cruce, 3N0; Haskell,
305 Tulsa county: Cruce, 741;
Haskell, 971. Cleveland county
Cruce, 7T>X; Haskell, 357. Pittsburg
county, (seven boxes): Cruce, 849;
Haskell, 1,066. These returns sub-
stantiate Ci uce's former claim about
Cleveland cuunty, but are morn
favorable to Haskell In Blaine, Tulsa
ami 1'lttsbiirg counties than Cruce
admitted In his statement at noon
tod in In a statement Issued tonight,
Cruce claimed hv had returns show-
ing that he carried Cumunche
county, 779 Osage, 370; Coal, 4 10,
and that Haskell carried Washing-
ton county hy 146; Haskell, 429;
Puuic. Ill: Marshall, 27S; Ottawa,
214. nnd Jackson, 541. Jackson Is
one of the new counties and the Has-
kell vole there Is strong.
Though Henry Furtnan, of Ada. Is
getiini! a large vote In some lo'all
ties, the returns received at O1.la-
homa City show that Robert L.
Owen, of Muskogee, Is getting sin h a
large Oklahoma vote that he Is re-
gal ded as absolutely safe for the
United States senator from the In
diau Territory. Hoy Hoffman, of
Chandler, still ha* a cooil lead for
senator from the Oklahoma side, but
T. P. (lore, of I awtiiii, the blind
man. is makin; gains. M. L. Turner
admit* he Is mil of Ihe rure.
Ed. Trapp. of Guthrie. Is gradual-
ly increasing his lead over Jim Men-
efee, of Carnegie, for treasurer. The
oflVlal returns show that be won
Cleveland county by 70*. Menefee by
.'.rii>, and lo.'.t 'Pittsburg and Tulsa
>o utica hv less than hundred ma-
jorities. Dunlop got a great north-
ern Oklahoma vote, while Menefee
Is falling down In the Indian Terri-
E I). Cameron, of Sulpnur, I. T.,
Is now safe in the race, with Itobt.
I,. Ktile, of Cordell, for stale super-
State Account cut.
Returns show that Chas. A. Tay-
lor, of I'nnd Creek, Is leading Luke
Huberts, of Olustee, fur state ae-
■ militant by a fair majority lu most
parts of the territory.
Peter Hanraty, of McAlester, Is
safe for mine Inspector over J. 11.
N'eedhain, of Wilburton.
■ alitor t itliillilttsloner.
Though he withdrew from Ihe
race for labur commissioner a week
ago and his name was printed on
only part of ballots distributed, J. 3.
Murray Is leading Chus. Daughterly,
of Oklahoma Clly, fur labor commis-
J. D. Burke, of Guthrie, l« gain-
ing on T. J. McComb. of Oklahoma
City for insuran'-e commissioner.
Supreme Court Clerk.
W. H. L. Campbell, of Ada. has a
<(imperatively safe lead over E. C.
Patton, of Tishomingo, for clerk of
the supreme court.
Supreme Court Jiiflgc.
Haines Is safe for member of Ihe
supreme court with meager, unoffi-
cial returns received at Oklahoma
City showing J. B. Turner, of Vinita,
slid Robert L. Williams, of Durant,
leading In their districts and the
race between J. J. Blake and B. B.
Blakeney In the third district Is still
Th't vole oil Ihe three railroad |
commissioners for which twelve can-
didates are < otiiendlng, is badly
[mixed with J. V. Callahan of Enid.
J. J. McAlester, of aicAlcslcr. and
W. T Field, or Kl Reno, most likely
contenders und ("has. Pitt man, of
Enid, A. I*. Watson, of Shawnee, mid
Put Mclllnley, mf Norman# having
good tight I iik chance McAlester Is
getting u heavy Choctaw and Chick-
asaw nation vote tmd puking up
many Oklahoma votes, which seems
to cinch htm the place. Callahan Is
polling a heavy Oklahoma vote and
Is doing much better than expected
In the I ml la ti Territory. Field Is
not polling a heavy vote In any com-
munity hut his strength appears to
be more general throughout the
state than Ihnt of any other ratidl-
datu. In some places Plltinan Is
running strong. Mctllnley and Wat-
son are both getting heavy Choctaw
and Chickasaw nation votes that
might pull either of them through
Meager returns Indlcutc the nomi-
nation of J. D. Carter, u purl liidlun,
and former secretary of the demo-
cratic state committee for congress
In the fourth district over lluyden
idnebangh. Ills nomination means
Twenty Counties In.
At eleven o'clock tonight twenty
counties bail reported officially to
the demoi rnticlc headquarters at
Oklnliomu City, showing a total vote
for Cruce, 15,270; Haskell. 12,917.
There were many surprise* III the
list, Cruce carrying I'ushmatahu
coitn'y. 13li Creek county, .109 to
j:H2, Latimer, 341 to 296; Murray
\ I'OUPty, 1 Z'l9 to 4**.
! These were claimed by Haskell in
Ills statement today. Crure did not
lo us well lu Marshall, Kiowa.
.raily and Mcintosh as expected,
The counties returned officially are:
Countv. Cruce Haskell.
VtoUa 73* 391
. .. 395 191
.... 714 33*
.... 596 **4
Grady ... • .,
Latimer ... ,
Muskogee 404 2374
McIntosh (47 8*7
Osagn 639 271
Pittsburg 1665 84#
I'ulsa 774 Mt
Washington 215 361
Kiowa, one box gave Haskell a
lead of 474.
Cruce gave out a statement stand-
ing on his former five thcusaud
Nine connlles In the list that Has-
kell claimed from unofficial returns
hy 3.S00 In the official returns gave
in I v 1,111, a net loss of 2.6K6 to
Haskell, Many strong Haskell coun-
tles have not reported.
Dewey fount y in Line.
Woodward, Ok., June 10—Taloga
township, Dewey county, gives Has-
kell one hundred; Cruce twenty
Dewey county for Haskell.
(iuthrie C lose.
Guthrie, Ok., June 10—Guthrie
polled 1141 votes. Hoffman snd
Owen lend for senatorshlp by big
majorities. Haskell slight lend for
governor, Cruce snd Doyle close
Braggs, I. T , June 10 — Haskell
received 127, Cruce 3, Dovle 3 lb
* Haskell lifts McCurtain.
Idabel, I. T., June 10.—Has.tell
carried McCurtain county by a good
majority Owen has a majority for
Kit to One,
Duncan, I. T-. June 10.—Duncan
went six to one for Haskell. Steph-
ens county la safe for the Muskogee
Vote at Porum.
Porum, I. T., June 10.—The lo-
cal vote for goiernor gave Hasl.sil
147, Crure 17. Dovle 3 Haskell"'
plurality 127. Vote for United
States senators. Owen 70, Ruther-
ford *7, Furman I, Hoffman 143.
Turner 12. Gore 7.: vote for con-
gressman, i.lnbiugh 101, Carter ti,
McPherren 7, Ssrtia >.
Pawhuska, June 10.—Cruce has
carried th't county by l«a than
JO* Mnffraia sad Owea hsra * -
f'nirc Carries H Reno.
El Reno, Og., .rune to -Canadian
county complete gives Cr.t e 553,
| Haskell 1.15. This was conaldered
1 a Cruce stronghold.
<>klaliO|itan (llil I'p.
Oklahoma City, June 10.—Cruce
I people and the Oklahoman on te-
: celpt of news that Haskell had car-
j rled Bryan county by 300. with-
drew all claims of any majority and
unanimously conceded an even
In Lincoln County,
Prague. Ok., June 10—Lincoln
county went for Haskell by six 'tun-
Haskell (acta Mayes.
Choteau, I. T., June 14.—From
alt Indications Haskell will caVry
Mayes county by Ave hundred ma-
fl.-tO in Bryan County.
Durant, I, T., June 10.—Bryan
county's vote for the governor shows
Haskell leading by a majority of
Surprise In Mayes.
Pryor Creek, I. T , June 10 —
The official vote In Mayes countv
gives Haskell 900, Cruce 300 The
Cruce managera claimed this coun-
Choctaw County Safe.
goper, I. T., June 10.—Choctaw
county will give a safe majority for
Haskell for governor.
Kmm Hill's llalllwirfc.
Weatherford, Ok , June 10.—Has-
kell looks Ilka an easy wlnuar in
BODY OF BOY IN A CAH
laid Had Iteen Crushed by Uie Hlilftt
litg of Lumber Carried In Car.
Chickasha. I. T.-—Workmen who
are unloading a car of lumber for a
lumber company tliIs morning, found
a boy lying In one end of the car.
Workmen In the vlclt.ity of the car
had been troubled with the stench
for the last few days, but could not
•"11 where I' rnine from.
The boy wiis evident y about four-
teen years of age He was dressed
In a plain blue shirt and u pair of
overalls. He wore a badge of
Sweden on his suspenders whlcU
showed ihnt he was probably of that
nationality. A boon on palmistry
and a bible were the only things hla
Death came from the slipping of
the lumber In the car which crushed
him as he snt Ills arms were fold-
ed and he evidently had been asleep
when the lumber shifted. The body1
bus evidently been dead for at least
three weeks. The car has been lu.
the yards for seven days
KlltK WAS IIAI) ENOUGH,
But Was \ot So Kstenslve As at
Sapulpa, I. V. — The flo-y
demon visited the neiuhhorlng city
of Kelfer last night, and In an In-
rredltahly short time It had de-
al roved a number of buildings sud
their contents. Ali the buildings
outh of the Spurrier lumber yard
and all east from the allroad to the
••reek, Inclodlt.g, all lold ten build-
ings, were totally destroyed, Includ-
ing most of the contents. The whole
town of Kelfer turned out and fought
'lie tire, and by hard work the town
was saved from destruction. Prepar-
ations are already being made to re-
build the burnt district.
South McAlester. I. T . June 10.—
Pittsburg county Is lined up strong
In the Haskell column. Two weeks
t«o Curdwell claimed the county for
W'alongn, Ok. June 10—Blaine
county will give Cruce about 30 ma-
Hoffman and Owen have carried
the county for senalora.
tliortaw for Haskell.
Hugo, I. T. June 10.—(4 p. tn.)
Choctaw county, with practically
the entire vole, gives /Taskell 350
majority. Owen and Hoffman won
Wilburton. I. T , June 10.—(Spe-
"lal)—Two preelncts out In thla
county, but the returns thus far In
^how Haskell has carried (he coun-
ty. Hoffman snd Owen lesd for
AB for Haskell.
Cowela, I. T., June 10.—Precinct
No. 3 in Wagoner county gave Has-
kell 23 straight votes. Precinct No
A gave him Its entire 32 vote*.
Okmulgee, June 10.—Haskell
lias carried this county by a small
majority, possibly not to exceed
150 Owen und Hoflmun lead for
Pryor Creek, I. T., June 10.—
fSpeciul)—This county has given
Haskell a majority of over 600.
Hoffman and "wen carried the comb.
ty for senator.
Pauls Valley for Haskell.
Pauls Valley, Vtinit 10.—There-
turns from Pauls Vslley give* the
Sensle -Gore H, Holfmsn 14, Na-
gin 13, Tumor 5, Furman t, Owen
Fiy governor—Cruce t*, Doyle
3. Haskell 31.
Psula Vslley talked to Purcell
and one ward give Haskell 41,
In Lincoln Coanty.
Oklahoma City, June 10.—(Spe-
cial)—Lincoln county with live pre-
cincts to hear from, gives Cruce
<70. Doyle 122. Haskell 1111.
1:112 In Se,, oyah.
Sallisaw, I. T., June 10.—There
were 1900 rotes polled In Sequoyah
county. !>nskell wins out by a ma-
jority of 1311.
Sallisaw. I T . June 10 — (10 a.
m l Haskell will have 1600 ma-
jority In this county. Owen haa
carried the rounty, but the vote be-
tween Hoffman and Gure Is close.
Bryan county will build a court
house out of solid granite, go the
Durant News says.
El Reno. June 10.—(10 a. m.) —
With ten precincts out Indications
point to Cruce having a majority of
350 Hoffman snd Owen carried
Sapulpa, I. T„ June It: Noon —
Haskell has carried Creek county by
a small majority. Col. Owen wins
Klag was.nominated for afcerit,
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