Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 11, 1902 Page: 1 of 10
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Mt WILL .HAM: A STRONG RACfc
Delegate tinted Alto to the
Council Diitricl Convention
to be held at Sayre on
Saturday Sept. 19.
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NEW OIL PROSPECT
Spring On fc. f. llarne*' Place
That Now Both Oil and Water
NORTH Oh MANUUN 14 MILES.
IHM.kWU* A I Kit 111!
Barne»* harm and Adioimnj Prop-
ertiet Leaved by a Chicago
Company That Will Be*
Han Drilling Soon.
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luii-H* in iirl i na<i<»i«
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IN DISTRICT COURT.
Judge Gillette Opened the Wp<
tembcr Term Tuesday.
GOOD PROGRhlS BtING MAD I u
Till cm IMPfKyVUfUSNTft.
laU* Mcp. IummJ Making H<
KWW • VH> «»• I l**l CU*» M4
tklllni w.i« W orii,
until Aug, i«j",t
('resident, II l> Alklrrdge. vice
jut-nU in, |i ti. Till
p. Kwalt; tr—urer
mv»bal. 8. J. Berry. K. P. Iiarnc», of Itlooiuingiou, j
The itmimillct mi t<«ii»tiiMii«>it waM in |owit Tuesday. (hi brittle'
ami by-law* were then collect for a»kc,| aU.ut tin* oil pro*pcti «»n hi#
plait he -wiiil the report made l»> !
G. H. Andewoo of Beaumont, in
I lie Halla* New* 1**1 week Wiin sub
Thi* Week Devoted to Court
Work. Criminal Docket Taken
IJp Next w eek- • t a*e*
Ditpoied ol >o Par.
iCiittt a city *
when ihni it
m may I* «l
way uf pttbl
atilv a water
and Mulmnttetl the following;
The purpose of thb organisation
I in to protect ami advance agric**!-
A ma*» convention of utuibli
can* uf Greer county held at
Eaton * hall la»t Saturday The
meeting nai called to order at J
p. m. by J. A. Lrotter, territurial
commit tit man. The crowd wa»
not a large one, but it wait repre-,
hentativeof the county aasome had j tural interv*! and to improve
cume from the itonth thirty to forty Uelvc* mutually.
miles, aome from the north forty! Art. I. Name—The name ol
mile*, from the wot thirty milo., thi* organisation idiall lie. The j ground around is soaked with oil.
from the east ten to twenty mile*. Greer County Farmer*' Association Mr. Barne* ha* been a resident of
all to attend the couvention. The| Art. II. Membership—Any per- Greer county fifteen year* and the
convention organised by electing who is a bonafide farmer, and a springs on his place are what were
J A Trotter, chairman and H. L. white person may Itecome a mem- kuowu in the early days a* the
Crittenden * secretary. The call Ur of this organization by paying Cottonwood Springs. It was a
was read ami the chairman declared an initiation lee of 10 cents and station on thy old >tage line
| signing the constitution and by- Four or five year* ago these
: jaws. springs began to snow .signs of the
i Art. III. Quorum—Twenty mem- presence ol oil and the oil has
| l»ers shall constitute a quorum for ■ grown stronger until the water now
' the transaction of business at regu j cannot Ik- used and the oil boils up
| lar meeting* and ten at special I in the lx»ttom of the spring
......tiner* week H. H. Badidey, general man-
Manually correct. He say* there
are two spring* on his place where r,Kuu Oanrett w«" '»«" lhc
the oil bubbles up in the spring ami I lhan
flows off with the water ami the * ' * '
|H»trict court fur Greer county
SeplcmUr lerui opened Tuesday
imtriitug in i he new court room,
with Judge F. ti. Gillette on ihc
Itench. The other court officers
pir<M-ut were Clerk Ned Si«*«n and
light and from the Mart gave evi
• U ine of being prolonged a* there
wa» .more lu II than »huw* on the
MiiUf. The candidates were A.
K Garrett uf Mangum, W T Me-
Coum It of I.eger and T M. Rob-
inson uf Granite. The three prin-
ciple town* taring rejweseutetl, *ec-
tional .feeling cut considerable }|'j* |w',", .icputies. O. I' l^liott oflNavajoe.il
'^"""' Mangum, and A. C llolde of *® 1 1
Mountain l*ark; 1«. I>. lleflin of
Anadarko, oiurl Meitographer;
County Attorney C. M. Fhackcr,
Deputy District Attorney J. W.
Scot horn. Sheriff Overton, and a
cor j is'of deputies and ltaliff*.
J ttdgc Gillette just prior to order
otiucti at it* meeting
11 i)h .i i wmm of i h«
• view ol making Man*
.I the fir»l cla«* and
done take such Men*
l ined projK-r in the
c imptoveineut*. not-
work* system. That
either of ihe others, but a* l.cgcr
and (iranite Isith Tight Mangum on
every |ios.siblc occasion, the rela-
tions between them were friendly
from the start while both looked on
Mangum as the common enemy.
Thev did r.ot
l« Mimethiug the city need* and
Mtottld have. When the town gets
water w«»rk* and everybody u*et
pure well filtered hydrant water
Mangum will be one of the health-
icM places in the I'uited State*.
B. Mi Math. A. T.
St owe. J. L. Herd. Mangum: S. K.
1 Powers, Duke. \V. H. Morgan,
ICldorado; M. I«. Lanham, Trotter;
K. II. Stroud. Dunbar: K. A.
j Teeter. Leger. K. Stinnett Navajoe.
1 The court ap|siiuled a couunitte
to examine ami report on appli-
, cants for admission to the bar of
the first order of business to be se-
lecting delegate* to the 13th coun-
cil district convention to be held at
Sayre on September 13. The fol-
lowing named persons were nomi-
nated and on motion elected by ac-
man to win. but neither would give
up and let (he other fellow have it.
Before the voting each candidate
in turn adddre**ed the delegates
telling his position on local tssues.
Garrett was the first speaker. He
Last I came out boldly and told plainlv
where he was at on all the local
and the others
change. At six o'clock
thereafter at the
Mangum j,,^, tbe sheriff to'o|K*n court made I Oklahoma, lwtli new applicants
"" a little informal talk to the bar. and attorneys who have come from
He said while he was a stranger to other states and territories. The
most of tlieni some he had known Icommittee was composed of T. P.
well and intimately for years but Clay, chairman; C. H. Kagin, S.
that ho knew the bar of Greer B. Garrett, J. F. Mathews, I*. M.
county by reputation as their fame! Robinson.
as lawyers had goue beyond the
limits of the county and of the
territory. He said the court did
P"M* not want to l>c considered as feeling
any superiority over the bar as on
the contrary he realized that there | are to report
This week has 1>een devoted to
filing motions, hearing court cases
and other business that could be
attended to without a petit jury.
Next Monday the petit jurors
Barnes for a lease, and the' bargain
ust meeting. j was made. He said he had nc\er
Art. V. Duties of Officers—The | seen a better surface oil prospect in
He leased 320 acres
county of Greer constitutes. After I mgs and shall be ex-officio member I of Mr. Barnes' land and also the
some discussion of the subject it of all standing committees, but not | same amount of land of Mr \\ ll-
was decided to put a straight party ot special committees. The vice j liamson adjoining. Mr. Badgley
candidate 111 the field for that office president, in the absence of the
The next on the order of btisi- j ( annually
ness was selecting a representa- j
tive to the legislature trom the
twenty-sixth district which the ; president shall president all meet-1 any oil field.
were members of the Greer county
bar who are as well read and cap-
able of judging the law as he. lie
hoped the relations l>etweeu the
ment was taken until 8 p. m. when l)cnch and bur wouU1 1^.
it was resumed and continued two
hours without change. At the
and trusted they
then ordered the
left for Chicago last Friday. Be-
and Zack T. Pryse, of Mangum was I president, shall take the chair, but
selected by a unanimous vote of the
convention. Mr. Pryse was pres-
ent and made a neat speech accept-
ing the nomination. He stated
that he proposed to put all his ener-
gies into the campaign and will win
Resolutions were passed endors-
ing the republican territorial plat-
form, President Roosevelt's admin-
istration and the territorial admin-
istration of Governor Ferguson,
also the following:
Resolved, that our representa-
tive in the legislature and member
of the council when elected, be in-
structed to use all honorable means
to put all school and other reserve
lands on the tax roll.
This resolution was introduced
by Judge Kelly who stated that
there were hundreds of acres of
school land in this county under
cultivation many of the leases bring-
ing high premiums when sold, and
that the lands should help to bear
the burden of taxation.
Judge Oliphant introduced the
following resolution which was
Resolved, that our candidates
for the Council and Representative,
be, and they are hereby instructed
to secure the passage of a law, re-
quiring all railroads and pther cor-
porations receiving freight for .ship-
ment, as a public carrier, to deliver
to the consignee the amount and
kind as specified in the way-bill,
so received for shipment.
Judge Oliphant, in support of his
will not assume his duties in com-
mittees unless the president shall
The secretary's duties shall be
ponding and Financial.
Recording—He shall keep an ac-
curate record of each meeting, and
be prepared to read them at the en-
Corresponding—He shall attend
to the correspondence of the or-
Financial—He shall keep the ac-
counts of the organization with the
members, with all parties having
dealings with the organization, and
with the treasurer. He shall col-
lect and pay over to the treasurer
all money due the organization; he
shall write warrants on the treas-
urer to be signed by the president
for all money to be paid out.
The treasurer shall receive from
the secretary all money of the or-
ganization and shall pay out the
same only on the production of the
secretary's warrant, signed by the
president. He shall make an an-
nual report, and oftener if the as-
sociation demands it, of the funds
in his hands, which shall be veri-
fied by the books of the secretary.
The marshal shall have charge
fore leaving he stated that a meet-
ing of his company directors would
be held in Chicago on Tuesday of
this week and immediately there-
after arrangements would be maae
to ship two drilling outfits here at
once and begin prospecting on Mr.
Mr. Barnes' place is fourteen
miles northwest of Mangum, on
Station creek—so called from the
old stage station—and adjoins the
little town of Bloomington.
The experts say the oil is of the
same quality as that from the
Granite wells. It seems evident
that Mangum is to become the
center of a rich oil producing
three members of the executive
Art. IX. Amendments—T h i s
constitution may be altered or
amended at any regular meeting,
by a vote of two-thirds of the mem-
bers present; provided, that written
notice shall have been given of the
proposed amendment at a previous
Rule I. In case of dispute on
points of order, Roberts Rules of
Order shall be authority
thirty-eighth ballot J. L. Carpenter court When the grand jury roll
moved to adjourn the convention w^s caued au Qf the thirty infen who
and refer the matter back to the 1 juld i)(_.en summoned were present
people for settlement at a primary except one man, who being out of
election, but the motion was voted the territory was not serVed.
down and the balloting went 011. jn addressing them the judge
At 11 o'clock the convention ad- ( jt was a remarkable circum-
journed until 8 a. m. today, when j stance that in a county so large
balloting was resumed without
change until the 102 ballot when
Navajoe, with six votes, changed
from Robinson to McConnell mak-
ing the vote stand Garrett 27, Mc-
Connell 29 and Robinson 13. On
the 1x6 ballot McConnell got two
more of Robinson's votes. Seeing
that McConnell was within but two
votes of the required 35 Mangum,
at the 124 ballot, gave her eight
votes to Robinson and on the 125
Robinson received 43 votes. It
was a long, hard fight. Granite
and Leger came here to beat Man-
gum and thay did it, but Mongum
has the satisfaction of having put
McConnell out of the way.
A.J.Gibson, who is farming a
part of J. L. Sweet's place, just
southeast of town, brought in a
stalk of cotton Saturday that con-
tained 275 bolls and squares. He
says he has fifteen acres of it and
expects to make fifteen bales of
Ed Poer, W. O. Dodson and
Porter Norton left this week for
Louisville, Ky., to attend Louis-
ville Medical college.
every man who had been served
with notice to appear for grand
jury duty was 011 hand at the ap-
pointed time. He said it spoke
well for the county and its good
citizenship. After the jury had
been narrowed down to sixteen, by
excusing those who had good ex-
cuses to offer, the judge proceeded
to give them the charge and it was
an excellent address full of the
spirit, of patriotism, morality and
good government, and impressed
the jurors with weight of the re-
sponsibility that rests upon them.
He said the grand jury was the
eyes of the court, that it was their
duty to bring to the court tor trial
all offenders of the law and if the
guilty were not brought to trial
and ' wrong customs righted it
would be the fault of the jury and
not of the court.
The jury was placed in charge
of Bailiff Veach and set to work.
Following is a list of the jurors:
Foreman, H. P. West, Eldorado;
J. M. Ferris, Navajoe; W. H.
Skaggs, Trotter; Fount Frost.
Delhi; W. M. Harvick, Eldorado;
Isaiah Mills, Louis; J. M. Kelley,
Rule II. No religious or politi-
of the door, and shall assist in pre-1 cai creed shall be taught or consid-
serving order, if necessary. ered by this association.
Art. VI. Committees—Immedi-1 Rules III. Officers shall enter ; ,,, ,v ,,, ^ xv
ately upon assuming his duties as UpoU their duties after the reading | W '4'- '4< '♦* '♦« ^ '♦» '♦* 4
an officer, the president shall ap- j Qf the minutes at the meeting fol
The following cases had been
disused of up to Wednesday noon:
Emma Hodge vs. Quitman S.
Hodge, divorce and custody of
Morse & Kiusel, appeal, dis-
W. M. O'Farrell vs. John Q.
Sewell, possession, dismissed.
Chickasha Wholesale Gro. Co.
vs. T. W. Baker, dismissed at cost
D. M. Paulk vs. G. W. Benton,
judgment for plaintiff, order sale
of attached property.
T. I. Truscott vs. J. B. Jackson
and M. G. Turner, judgment for
plaintiff for principal interest and
Maggie Kennedy vs. Van L.
Kennedy, divorce granted.
F. G. Copeland vs. Annie Cope-
land, divorce granted.
J. D. Terry vs. Oklahoma City
& Western Ry., continued for
Thos. F. Briles vs. Marie Lend-
enberg, judgment of foreclosure.
J. R. Smith vs. D. C. Smith,
divorce granted and plaintiff re-
stored to her maiden name.
Mahala Wilson vs. W. L. Wil-
son, divorce, granted.
J. A. Kemp Gro. Co. vs. P. G.
Poston, judgment for plaintiff.
Aetna Building & Loan
vs. S. J. Ryan, judgment for plain-
tiff for $496.
W. P. Seawell vs. C. H. Hilton,
judgment for plaintiff.
H. M. Ferguson et al vs. Heirs
of I. J. Rude, to appoint trustee.
C. C. Wells appointed guardian of
W. S. Clark vs. Sophrona Clark,
point a standing committee of' five
members to be approved by the as-
lowing the one at which they were
elected; except first set of elected j
officers who shall assume duties at
In case this associa-
resolution, stated that the principal sociation and to be known as the
object was to stop the shrinkage in Executive Committee, which shall
weight of coal cars in transit which have general control of the orgam-1
he said would make a difference of zation, and shall arrange for the tion should dissolve, the funds 011
one-third in the price of coal to the j finance for the same. hand belonging to this organization
consumer ! AM other standing committees shall be donated to the road and .»;*
The best of feel'ng prevailed at j that are necessary shall be elected ; bridge fund of Greer county. X
the Convention and all the speakers j by the association, and may be! Ruie y. These by-laws maybe £
were enthusiastic and confident of i added from time to time as the as- j altered or amended at any time
„ood results in the county and ter- sociation demands. 1 by a vote of two-thirds of the mem-
ritory at the coming election. | All special committees shall be bers present.
I elected by the association. i f S. J. Berry,
Mangum is building up very rap- ^\rt yji Expulsion of Member Com. j H. D. Alldredge, X
idly now. Quite a number of stone j—For sufficient reasons any mem- j Jxo. F. Ewalt, *;:f
buildings have been built there. 5^ may he expelled by two-thirds [ Robt. E. Dever. *'»>
this year besides numerous resi- vote Qf the members present at any A motion was then made that the ^
dences. The new Gillilaud build-: meeting, provided the executive association meet next Saturday, ^
ing on the south side of the square is' committee has previously consid- September 13, at Eaton hall at 2 ^
an elegant structure and covers a ered the matter and informed the p m. Motion carried and nothing 'J,
large space. All of the second members or the proposed action, further coming before the associa- ^
floor has been leased by the county and that he be given opportunity tion of importance a motion toad- v
commissioners for the county court to defend himself. • journ was made and carried.
house. a large and spacious court Art. VIII. Time of Meeting— J . F. Ew alt,
room has been provided and ele- The regular meetings ot the asso- Secretary. _-k
gant office rooms arranged for the Nation *hall be held quarterly in J
county officers, vaults, jury rooms Mangum, on the first Saturday in Mr. Elmer Morrn» and Mrs. Lo V
and other conveniences are ar- the months of February. May, Aug- rena Edwards were married Tucs-
ranged in proximity. The com- u*t and No\~ember. ' day. September 2. at the residence
missioners have, as we understand The meetings shall convene at of I)
agreed to pay for the me of the* ,0 jo a. m. on the above dates.
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Be sure to save
While out Driving Come in here for Groceries.
There never was and never will be a bet-
ter time to supply your Fall wants: Buy
here! Buy now!
New Stoughton Wagons, Anchor Bug-
gies, Handsome Driving Harness, Sad-
dles and Bridles, Shelf and Heavy Hard-
ware, Superior Grain Drills.
Whitley, west of Granite
L. Hughe* performed t!
ceremony. The couple will nw
to Collingsworth county. Texas
the president on the request of Granite Enterprise.
GET SHOT Guns and Ammunition Here.
!C P. HAMILTON,
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