Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 27, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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The Sun - Monitor
H. L. CRITTENDEN. Pub.
NEW STATE NOTES.
The contract for printing the house
and senate journals of the second
legislature was awarded by the state
board of affairs last week to the
Tulsa Democrat. Their bid was
Officials have announced that on
July 1 work will start on the exten-
sion of the Frisco from Ardmore to
The tent of Evangelist E. J. Bui-
Kin was burned at Okmulgee last
week. A man generally pointed out
as a gambler from Shawnee is sus-
pected of having set fire to the tent.
It is announced by officials of the
Missouri, Kansas & Texas that on
July 1 three trains will be added to
the eight which now pass t%rouglt
Wagoner on the main line north and
south. Two will be fast trains south
from St. Louis to Galveston.
Petitions are again circulating In
Comanche and Kiowa counties for the
formation of a new Oklahoma county
of very little change from the pro-
posed county of Park, which was de-
feated a short time ago by lack of a
few votes. It is rumored that the pe-
tition will be completed within a few-
weeks, and that the proposed county
will be named Orvill? instead of Park.
State Superintendent E. II. Cameron
lias postponed the examinations of
city teachers from May 27, 28, 29, to
June 2, 3 and 4. Examinations of
eighth grade pupils for a common
school diploma wil be held In every
public school of the state May 27 and
Martha and John Taylor, Choctaw
Indians, have filed suit against the
Bokoshe Townsite Company for can-
cellation of deeds to lands which form
the townsite of Bokoshe. Inadequate
compensation and misrepresentation
are alleged against the purchasers.
The first printed reports of the de-
cisions of the supreme court of Okla-
homa will be ready for distribution
in a few days. The printer has sub-
mitted the first few to State Printer
Howard for final inspection, and the
entire set will be run off at once. Hids
have also been submitted for printing
the first volume of the reports of the
criminal court of appeals.
Tulsa was visited by storms that
did considerable damage last week|
Several buildings and a lire alarm box
were struck by lightning, calling the
department out in the midst of tho
S?nator Taylor is confined to his
loom in Chickasha on account of In-
juries received in a runaway last
week. His horse became frightened
at a traction engine and the buggy
was overturned, throwing the senator
to the ground.
Kingfisher will bo a busy place
about the middle of the summer. The
farmers of that county will have 42,-
000 bushels of wheat to sell about
Wagoner county has sold its 250,-
000 bond Isue to John Newneen & Co.,
of Chicago. The proceeds are to bo
expended In the building of bridges,
improvement of roads and the erec-
tion of a court house and county Jail.
Representatives of the farmers un-
ion of Oklahoma in convention at Enid
last week decided uopn the establish-
ment of a packing plant to cost half
a million dollars.
After three days and nights of
nearly ceaseless watch over what ho
believed to be a fortune In cash, a
farmer residing near Snyder has been
informed that $22,000 which he found
burled under a rock on his farm Is
When the county jail at Ada got
filled to overflowing they sent for a
•district Judge and had a clean up. As
a result fourteen men have been con-
■victed and sentenced to state prison.
Ti.e third federal grand Jury is In
session at Tulsa investigating the al
leged Muskogee town lot fraud cases
against Governor Haskell and six
other prominent citizens.
The iesk and furniture factory now
located at Cherokee Is to move t<*
Cut brie in the near future. Guthrie
capitalists have taken $50,000 worth of
stock in the enterprise.
Judge .Rosser is holding day and
tilght sessions at Shawnee in order
to expedite the cas > in which District
Judite Maben is being tried.
On Sunday, May 21!. State Superin-
tendent Cameron delivered two bac-
calaureate sermons to graduating
classes. His morning sermon was to
Central normln school class of Ed-
mond. and his evening sermon to the
class of Ardery college at Guthrio.
In the office of Governor Haskell
recently a proclamation was Issued
culling for an cicctlon In tho town of
Poteau June 15, 1909, for the purpose
•of making that city one of the first-
class and for the election of tho need-
ed city administration
HAPPENINGS IN OKLAHOMA
INTERESTING ITEMS OF THE NEW STATE GATHERED BY WINE ANN
SPECIAL COMESPONIENCE ARB C0NDENSE1 FOR BUST REABERS
SCHOOLS VIE FOR HONORS.
A. A M. Wins Track Meet Weather-
ford Oratorical Contest.
Oklahoma City—College enthusiasm
of the unrivalled sort, which can only
be produced where the Oklahoma spir-
it holds sway was rampant in Oklaho-
ma City Friday, college boys in gangs,
boldly flaunting the colors of their
school, and pretty co-eds as enthusi-
astic as their escorts, surged through
Two events of Interest to the col-
leges of the state, the annual track
meet and oratorical contest, were held
The Agricultural and Mechanical
colege simply ronied away with tho
Oklahoma Intercollegiate track meet
at the State Fair Park Friday after-
noon, winning the meet with the higb
total of 63 oints. Southwestern State
Norman finished second with 24 point*.
The points secured by the other
CASE BEFORE THIRD JURY
Investigation of Town Lot Cases are
Again in Progress
Tulsa, Okla.—Attorney General
Wicker sham did not suspend pro-
ceedings la the Muskogee town lot
fraud cases as was reported and the
third Jury convened in the feJeral
court building at 9 o'clock Thursday
morning. The canes of W. T. Hutch-
ings and C. W. Turner are now be-
fore the jury and witnesses from Vir-
ginia are being ex&muled.
| It Is expected that the testimony of
j Muskogee witnesses in the Hutchings-
; Turner cases will be completed la a
i few days.
The work of Investigation had to be
started from the beginning Juat as by
the jury that waa discharged last Sat-
urday. This la tho tiiird tlnw the
Virginia witnesses have testified In.
the land fraud cases. Tul6« hotels
•fid tke better class of rooming hous-
es are fiUo.1 with witness against Has-
kell and other defendants, and It is
expected that time will be saved by
these witness being already in tho
eity ready to respond to the call of
th« jury at all times.
NOVA EARLE ALKIRE.
Weatherford, Oklahoma, who' won
first honor* for the Southwestern 8tate
Normal School in the Intercollegiate
schools, were, Kingfisher 15; Epworth
14, Northwestern State Normal 7,
Central State Normal 4.
Edwin C. Gallagher .the crack all.
around A & M athlete, made the high
individual average with 15 points. The
remaining members of the A & M
team compiled high averages. Noth-
ing smacking of a state record was
made, all of the events being perform-
ed in an ordinary manner.
The oratorical contest held Friday
night caused much excitement, South-
western State Normal winning first
Want Firemen's Meet.
Chandler, Okla.—At a regular meet-
ing of the city council hold Thursday
night a resolution waa adopted indors-
ing the proposition of the Chandler
fire department to secure the 1910 con-
vention of firemen of Oklahoma.
Dallas Man to Build Interurban.
Shawnee, Okla.—The taking of a
st*ite charter by C. T. Edwards of
Dallas, leading spirit In a company-
that propojws to buUd lnt,;rurban rail-
raods in Oklahoma, gives Shaweea
somo assurance that two lines are
soon to be under construction here,
one to Muskogee and the other to Ok-
lahoma City. The first will pass
through Prague and Okmulgee and
the second through Dale and Mcloud.
The estimated cost of the first line
is $3,000,000 and of tho second Sl.OM,-
Mr. Edward* la the man who built
the iaterurbam tine between Fort
Worth and Dallas, which Is said to
have been one of the most' success-
ful interurban undertakings in the
Swells Treasury Fund.
Bartlesville. Okla.—County Clerk
Gordon has turned "tax ferret." He
has discovered that certain property
owners have not been assessed and
as a result of the discovery will add
about |2,000 to the treasury fund.
State Overrule* Motion.
Shawnee, Okla.—After a day of ar-
gument on the demurrer of the de-
fense to the sufficiency of the indict-
ments against District Judgo Maben,
Judge Rosser Wednesday overrule!
the demurrer and called the petit
Jury: Beforo adjournment eevea ju-
rymen had been accepted. It id thought
that the taking of testimony will be-
The defense made much of their de-
murrer, arguing that tho act", a.'jged
in the indictment did not constitute an
offense, as the allegation of tho indict-
ment Is that Judge Maben accepted
money to Influence his acts an district
Judge, and that a district Judge has,
under the law, no jurisdiction over
liquor cases. The state held that the
functions of the district judge in em-
paneling a jury are not purely minis-
terial, but largely of a Judicial char-
acter, and that a district judge may
exercise influence in such c?»ies—'in-
fluence of an insidious character, in'
that they are exercised before trial,
and are consequently not in the open
The court held with the state.
Former Foes Shake Hands.
Muskogee, Okla.—Marking time to
the notes of the fife and drum five hun-
dred members of the G. A. R., attend-
ing the annual encampment here,
marched in parade with ex-Confedor-
ate veterans. An American flag made
ot several hundred sohool children
wearing different colors, was one of
the features. In one of the floats sat
a half dozen ex-union soldiers and six
ex-Confederates. Two dressed in offi-
cers' uniforms stood up and clasped
hands. The bands played old civil war
marches, the union soldier cheering
"Dixie" and the Confederates "Yankee
Democrats Out of Office.
Okemah, Ok.—Judge Bailey in the
Okfuskee county election contest cas-
es, has overruled the motion of the
democratic county officeholders for
a new trial and all the incumbent
democrats, excepting the register of
deeds, have surrendered their offices
to the republican contestants.
Shawnee, Okla,—The sensation of
the day in the Maben trial was the
contradiction of the testimony of Virgil
Biggers, given by County Commission-
er, Bob Hagar, the first witness called
To Trial June 14.
Hugo. Okla.—A. Lee and J. M. My-
ers, the two men captured 35 miles
southwest of here on May 7 when City
Marshal Lon Holden was killed in a
raid on moonshiners, have been held
under bond of $2,000 each, to upear
in the federal court on June at McAl-
ester. Their bonds were reduced
from $6,000 to $2,000 at their relimi-
Sand Derails Train.
Woodward, Okla.—Sand blown over
the Santa Fe railroad track west of
Canadian, caused the derailing of a
freight train, and It became neces-
sary to summon a pwty of laborers
to dig up the track and place it above
Held Without Ball.
Shawnee, Okla.—Claude Gorman,
charged with the murder of Mrs. Mol-
lis Colclaaure was Saturday held to
■the grand Jury without bond.
Found Dead in Her Hut.
Muskogee, Okla.—Jane Hughes, a
Cherokee woman who lived alone on
her allotment near (here, was found
dead in her hut Sunday morning.
Pardbn Recommended for Forger.
Guthrie, Okla.—Th e state pardon
board Wednesday recommended a par-
don for George McManus, the Kansas
City traveling salesman who was given
a year In the penitentiary at Tulsa,
April 15, for forgery of a $2,250 check.
Elevator I* Burned at Frederick.
Ferederlck, Okla.—The big plant of
the Cox-Campbell Grain company was
destroyed by lire that originated from
a spark from a locomotive about 10
o'clock Tuesday night. The loss is
Mr*. Haskell Near Death.
Tulsa, Okla.—Mrs. C. N\ Haskell,
wife of the governor, was near death
as the result of an attack of heart
trouble Thursday morning.
Glass Sand In Oklahoma.
Norman, Okla.—According to reports
of the Oklahoma geological survey,
there are three regions in Oklahoma
In which glass sand is available, name-
ly, near Tahlequah, In the Arbuckle
mountains, and In southern Oklahoma
north of Red river.
News of the World
Most I sport ut Eveats *f Ik* Past Week
Boiled Dowa for tke But; Reader
The formal charges of misconduct
agodiist Attorney* M. L. Mott, J. H.
Gregg aud S. K. Rush, made by the
defendants and the discharged jurors
in the Muskogee town lot casee has
reached the department of Justice.
President Taft Saturday signed a
proclamation for the opening to set-
tle ment of a million acres of farm
land in Coeur D'Ahene Indian reserva-
tion. tho Idiulio and Spokane reserva-
tions in Washington, and the Flathead
rewervati ju in Montasa.
Aklrich has asked the senate to flx
June 2 as the date (or the final vote
on the tariff hill.
Presidential nominations of Willinia
Williams to be commissioner of Im-
migration of the Port of New Vork
and of Walter K. Clrak to be governor
of Alaska were confirmed by tho »».b-
It was announced Friday that, the
coalition of democratic senators and j
"progressive republican*" had be»n j
broken so far as the income tax que*- |
tlon is concerned aud that amend-
ments on that subject would be pre- ;
seated by both Senators Bailey and
A denunciation of the sugar trust ;
and an appeal for a smaller duty on 1
refined sugar in the interest of con- '
Burners were the features of an ex-
tended address beforo tho senate
Wednesday by Senator Clay, of G«or-1
President Taft left Wednesday i
morning on hi* first trip into tho I
south siaco hia inauguration, lie will
attend the eaveiling of Fort Mahoue, j
near St. Petersburg, Va., of a monu- i
ment erected to the memory of Penn-
Seaator Gore's resolution asking
that an investigation be made of the '
cost of prodvetion at home and :
abroad, and the relative price* of ;
commodities at both wholesale and re-
tail, was referred to the finance com-
President Taft was threughly
drenched in a rain storm Thursday
while making an address in Charlotte,
N. C„ the home of the Mecklenburg,
Declaration of Independence.
Tho senate Thursday spent the day
discussing the duty on cotton seed oil,
white lead and extract of chestnut
bark used in tanning.
DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN.
Two thousand horned toads from
Texas are going through the metat-
Izlng process at the metallic repro-
duction plant at Waukegan, 111., and
are being formed into hatpins. The
idea of using them for a hat Is
expected to appeal to women who like
T. M. Hill, said to be a traveling
representative of Cox & Company, a
clothing house of Kansas Cltv, Mo., is
wanted for several forgeries covonne
a epriod of several months. Hill was
arrested at El Reno Thursday right
and Is now In the Oklahoma City Jail,
awaiting the arrival of the Missouri
The postofflce at Bells, Texas, a
small town near Dennlson, was robbed
early Friday of $1,000 In cash, stamps
and jewelry. The postmaster, V. G.
Neal, was in Muskogee attending the
state encampment of the Grand Army
of the Republic.
A ranchman residing eight miles
north of Pawhuska will receive $50.00
aj a reward for capturing three pris-
oners who escaped from the county
jail there a few days ago.
The elevator of the Cox-Campbell
Grain Co., at Frederick, Okla., was
destroyed by fire Tuesday.
Dr. James M. Darkley, of Detroit,
Michigan, was elected moderator of
the general ssembly of the Presby-
terian church Thursday, receiving 503
votes, as against 292 votes for Dr. Ed-
gar P. Hill, of Chicago.
W. P. Marshall, who has been su-
perintendent of the Tulsa, street rail-
way system since It was installed two
years ago, has resigned, effective June
N'ews has been received from Colum-
bus, Ohio, that Oklahoma City will
get the next annual convention of the
Natural Gas Asaocl&Uon of America.
William Jennings Bryan Tuesday
night was the principal speaker at a
farewell banquet to George F. Rhine-
hart, former editor of the Des Moines
During the absence of the jailer
Tuesday forenoon about 10 o'clock
prisoners in the Pawhuska city jail
who had been left In the corridor,
picked the lock to the outer door and
eighteen of them walked out.
Officials of the Fort Smith and
Western have announced that their
road will be extended to Oklahomu
Benjamin Mossman, chief clerk of
the United States Indian agency at
Muskogee has resigned to be chief
clerk for the Gulf Pipe Line cqmpany
Charles C. Iloag, of Woodward,
Wednesday received notice that Pres-
ident Taft has sent to the senate for
confirmation his appointment as re-
ceiver of the United States land office
Oklahoma City has secured the 1»
ration of the $3,000,000 pat king plant
to be built by MorrlB & Company of
Bauk robbers secured $6,000 from
the Cairo State Bank of Lincoln, Neb.,1
Wednesday night, demolishing thel
safe and the building by three explo-
Henry H. Rogers, vice-president of
the Standard Oil company, builder of<
railroads and philanthropist, died at
his homo iu New York Wednesday
morning from a stroke of apoplexy.
Work will start on the extenaion
of the Frisco from Ardmore to Wau-
rika July 1, according to an announce-
ment rnado recently by official* of that
Earl Gray, governor general of Can-
ada, will break a record by serving his
sixth year in that office. Five year*
is the usual time for a governor gen-
During the past few days rains havo
fallen all over southwestern Oklaho-
ma. Good crops are assured.
The state board or agriculture has
isaued a proclamation placing a ban
upon the shipment of cattle into Ok-
lahoma that are infected with tuber-
The Chandler News, the first paper
printed in Lincoln county, established
In 1891, was absorbed last week by the
Chandler Publicist, Ulan & Botkin of
the Publicist having purchased tho
subscription list, franchise aud busi-
ness of the News
The wave of prosperity in Oklaho-
ma. which is so manifest in the larger
towns, Is making equal strides in the
Masked bandits held up and robbed
the mall car of a Union Pacific pa-tsen-
ger train near Omaha, Vebr., Saturday^
securing -overaj pouches of registered
Fear Ins another lynching at Ada, Ok-
frabonn, Pontotoc county officers Sat-
urday night removed three prisoners,
charged with murder, to the Marshall
For the second Buocesaive day
Rwcrg*veil's deadly aim failed hiun.
Two otihers in his prarty Saturday pre-
vented a hugh buffalo bull from eeoap-
lng after Roosevelt had slightly
Judgo Bailey in the Okfuskee oouaty
election contest oasos at Oiee»a&,
overruled tho motion of the demo-
cratic county officeholders for a new
trial and alt the incumbent demo-
crats, excepting t3io register of dotds,
hwe surrendered their effieoa to the
Tho Tecumseh public schools are
closing tho best term's work in their
history. Oitjr Superintendent John
1 toward Payne and his asaiatanta
havo been ro^elected for tho coming
Ok lahoma/a seventy-sixth County
was created Saturday, fourteen town-
ships of Greer havnlg seceded from
the West Side. The new county is to
be known as Hiairmon.
Jane Hughes, a Cherokee woman
who lived alone on her allotment near
Muskogee, Okla., was found deqd In
her hut Sunday morning.
Guy Roe, 13 year old, son of Sher-
idan Roe, was found on the railroad
track a milo north of McAlester Sat-
urday morning with his head and
right arm cut off.
J. C. Boone 40 years old a promi-
nent traveling salesman of McKtnney,
Texas, was found dead In his room
at the Frisco hotel In Sulphur Safcur-,
Akhdtsfous-,n yflflfl.except! rahrdnudlu
Mrs. C. N'. Haskell, wlfo of the gov-
ernor, was near death as the result
of an attack of heart trouble Thurs-
According to reports of the Okla-
homa geological survey, there are
three regions in Oklahoma in wUicfo
gliss sand is available, namely, near
Tahleqtnh, in the Arbucke mountains,
and in southern Oklahoma north of
After a hiatus of about a month
the city council of Chickasha baa
fielled the office of chief of police by
appointing J. A. Doss.
The board of regents of the Rirls'
Industrial school adjourned Friday af-
ter electing H. G. Abornathy of Sul-
Ex-Governor T. Bl Ferguson of Wa-
tonga is billed for an address at Ho-
bart Memorial day. Other prominent
soakers have also been invited to at-
tend the special Memorial Day exer-
In an opinion by Attorney General
West the board of public affairs nust
approve the bills for everything sup.
I lied to the prisoners at tha slate pen-
itentiary including milks and food end
must also approve all bills for repair*
or material used in new construction.
Ovor five scores or new laws will go
Into effect Jlune 10, all of which were
enacted by the second legislature and
signed by the governor. Many of
these laws are of national Interest to
tho people of the state and wro passed
in the face of opposition waived by
the Farmers' Union, the School I^and
leaseest and labor unions of the alato.
I.umber dealers and saw mill opera-
tors of eastern Oklahoma who have
been notified to get their property off
Indian lands with five days, declare
it a practical lmposibillty.
Officials have announced that on
July 1 work will start on tho exten-
sion of the Frisco from Ardmore to
The tent of Evangelist E. J. Bul-
gin was burned at Okmulgee last
weok. A man generally pointed out
as a gambler from Shawnee is sua-
pected of having set fire to the tent.
Vice Admiral Sotoklchl Uryu of the
Japaneae navy, and a graduate of the
United States naval academy, and one
of the cotisplclous heroes of the Rus-
sian-Japanese war. arrieved in San
Francisco Friday from Tokio.
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"It would take time to eeetmitate the revela-
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