The Watonga Herald (Watonga, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 16, 1907 Page: 1 of 4
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VOLUME 5. NUMBER 51.
WATONGA, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1907.
i S FISHER AT NOME
Okcenc Frantz Club Believes that the Elimination of the “Little
Boodler” is the Only Way to Harmonize.
Okeene. Okla.. May 14.—More
than forty inenjbers were secured
at the initial meeting of the Frank
Frantz Republican club, held here
last night. The meeting was an en-
thusiastic one and the members
pledged themselves to work for har-
mony in the Republican party and
success in any undertaking.
The resolutions, as adopted, fol-
“We, as citizens of Oklahoma, are
grateful to Almighty God for the
civil, political and religious liberty
which he hath so long permitted us
to enjoy, and looking to him for
blessings upon our endeavors to se-
cure and transmit the same to suc-
ceeding generations, in order to
form a more perfect government
and establish harmony in the Re-
publican party ; therefore be it *
“Resolved, that all men are by
nature free and independent and
have certain inherent rights ;
among these are life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness ; and whereas,
the constitution of the United
States is the supreme law of the
land ; 'therefore be it
“Resolved, that we endorse the
administration of Theodore Roose-
velt, as president of the United
States, believing that at all times
he has administered the affairs of
the government to the best inter-
ests of the great masses of the peo-
ple ; and whereas, we endorse the
administration of Governor Frank
Frants as the best and most satis-
factory administration that the
Territory has ever had, knowing as
we do, that he has administered the
affairs of state without fear or fa-
"Resolved, that we endorse the
stand taken by the Oklahoma Post
and other Republican papers in ad-
vising the removal of J. 0. Fisher as
campaign manager of the second
congressional district, believing that
his management is detrimental to
the best interests of the Republican
FERGUSON’S PRINTING GRAFT
LAST TERR NEARLY $1000.00
The Watonga Herald was paid during this time was about $2300
"Resolved, that it is our object
to endeavor to bring about harmony
in the Republican party in Blaine
county ; and whereas, under the
present management the party is
becoming badly demoralized ; there-
fore be it
"Resolved, that we endeavor to
eradicate and weed out those ob-
noxious blood sucking vampires who
have no place in their hearts for
right or justice.
"Resolved, that we endorse the
action taken by Woods and other
counties regarding the division of
“Resolved, that we condemn the
so-called constitution as being un-
American and void of republican
form <5f government; and whereas,
we oppose the placing of any ticket
in the field, and hereby pledge our-
selves to act and work in accord-
ance with the principles embodied
in these resolutions. ”
Roy Bidwell, of Hinton, was in
Watonga Tuesday and Wednesday.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR,
over three hundred dollars—nearly
three hundred and fifty dollars—
for city printing last year.—Last
week’s Watonga Republican.
Gee Whiliken’s! What a liel From
May 1, 1906, to May 1, 1907, The
Watonga Herald received exactly
$96.05 from the town of Watonga.
This is only more proof that Fergu-
son is just a common every day pre-
varicator. His only object in mak-
ing the statement that this paper
received $350 for city printing last
year was to place The Herald in a
false light before the people of the
city and county.
The Herald is going to state how
much money Tom Ferguson re-
divided as follows
Watonga Bet>ubilc«j».................$ of
State Capital .......................... SHU
Oeary Journal......................... (TM SO
0«x>. D. Bernard ....................... iso so
Okeene Eagle ......................... ra SO
kllllieoB Supply Co...................T.. :»
Ueary Bulletin......f.................. p go
Homestead Haws ....................... 289 >•>
Wichita Kagle......................... ;is so
Watonga Herald...................... g oo
Horsey rut c*......................... 7*5
This examination of the records
was made hurridly and it is possi-
ble that a careful examination
would run the grand total up to
$3000. The Herald will have more
to say about Ferguson’s county
printing graft later on.
In the same article in his paper—
ceived from Blaine county for print- ^tePublican i erguson says
ing during the same period. Get fhat he only *«2 for Pri»t-
The records show that
’ j last year.
ing during the same period.
The Watonga Republican was paid
^11 ft»r riiw nr!nfin« A.
office show that Tom Ferguson re*
ceived from Blaine county for print-
ing from May 1, 1906, to May 1,
1907, the big sum of 1971.05. The
total amount paid printing houses
$85.20 for city printing. At least
The Republican receipted for vouch-
ers to that amount.
Reader, what do you think of
such a mrdirion* distorter of facts Y
MANY MASONS KILLED
IN CALIFORNIA WRECK
Santa Barbara, Calf., May 13.—
Thirty-one persons were killed and
more than twenty injured Saturday
when a special Southern Pacific
train running fifty miles an hour
struch a defective switch at Honda.
One hundred and forty-five Shriners
of Ishmaelda Temple of Buffalo and
Rajah Temple of Reading, with
their families and friends were on
the train. The injured, many of
whom possibly will die, are in two
sanitariums at San Luis Chrlspo.
EDITORS OF THE STATE
ARE FOR ARDMORE MAR
OLD TIME OFFICER IS
' UNDER INDICTMENT
Deputy United States Marshal
Dosset was here yesterday. He
had been over to Canton to arrest
Fred Kdwards and Wiley Strange,
who have been indicted for selling
liquor to Indians. Fred gave bond
and returned yesterday afternoon
to Canton where he has a prosper-
ous butcher business. ,
Fred is a Mexican and has been
living there for several years. His
Canton friends do not believe him j
guilty of the charge, ne came to,
this section from Dodge City, Kan-
sas. During the early days of that
country Fred was an officer and was
considered the bestrln that section,
For a long time he was chief of po-
lice at Englewood. Cash Cade ran
a bank there. Posset,.the marshal
South McAlester, I. T.. May 12.-,Frrd, r«*terday, was
A straw vote for fcov*„«br taken ’htLeZ,*k'w’the
an interurban car among 32 editors
who are attending’ the state editori-
al meeting showed the following:
Cruce 22, Haskell 5, Frants ft.
tions the outlaws always made for
No Man’s Land, a few miles away.
Edwards has gone into this section
and brought out some of the mean-
est criminals that ever infested that
Strange gave bond yesterday and
was allowed to return to Canton
where he is in business.
PRESS REPORTS SAY HE
WANTS A SENATORSHIP
A dispatch sent out from Musko-
gee yesterday states that in case
Haskell is elected governor he will
resign and become a candidate for
United States senator, regardless
of the peoples’ choice in this impor-
tant matter. The lieutenant gov-
ernor would then become governor
of the state. He in turn, says the
dispatch, will appoint “Bill” Mur-
ray lieutenant governor.
This plan is said to have been
agreed upon Tuesday night.
CANDIDATE HASKELL TO
SPEAK HERE SATORDAY
Lewis Helmkin, Pres.
ORIENT CEMENT PLASTER COMPANY.
M. E. Fisher, Sec. and Treas.
J. Howe, Gen. Mgr.
Judge Pancoast Says the Whole Thing is
Badly Out of Joint.
Alva, Okla., May 13.—By a decision rendered in the district court
here this morning, Judge Pancoast sustained in every particular the
temporary restraining order granted by the probate judge and perma-
nently enjoined Governor Frantz, President Murray and other officers of
the constitutional convention from calling an election in Alfalfa and Ma-
The same decision will also affect Woods and other counties in Okla-
Judge Pancoast’s decision was based primarily upon two propositions:
First, that the constitutional convention exceeded its authority and
power in dividing the counties of Oklahoma Territory, in this case, Woods
Second, that the constitutional convention had exceeded its author-
ity in appointing such officers as county commissioners and county clerks
in the counties affected, and in dividing those counties into townships.
The decision enjoins the governor of Oklahoma, President Murray
and the officers of the constitutional convention from calling an election
or providing for the calling an election in the three counties of Woods,
Alfalfa and Majors.
It also enjoins the commissioners, clerks and other county officers
from acting as such officers.
If the case is can ied to the supreme court, which is assured, it is
probable there will have to be some reorganization of the county division,
and a method devised for appointing officers for the new counties. Judge
I ancoast, in his decision, holds that the appointive power was in the
governor in this case.
The title of the suit in which the decision was made is George W.
Autrey, plaintiff, vs. Governor Frantz, President Murray, et al., defend-
has been taken. The Supreme
An appeal to the Supreme court
court will meet on June 4.
President Murray insists that he will call the election and that it
will be held August 6.
Hon. C. N. Haskell, one of the
Democratic candidates for governor
will address the voters of this sec-
tion Saturday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock. He announces that he
will speak in defense of the Consti-
tution. All voters should go out
and hear him.
HOSTLING TOWN OF CARNEGIE SWEPT OY FIRE FIEND
A special from Carnegie, Okla., I Dan Perry’s real estate office, two
states that a fire visited that city saloons, two barber shops, one drug
Monday morning which wiped out store, one restaurant and a bowling
DOUR STOOD THE
Another chapter has bepn added
to the Doud-Richards controversy
over at Longdale.
Last Saturday Officer McKiaster,
of Geary, went to Longdale with an
order from the <purt to attach the
drug stock which Edwards- rlatma
Doud flint-flamed him out of.
McKinsfer has always claimed to
be a brave man. He took Vic
Payne along as legal adviser. Doud,
it seems, objected to having his
place of business searched at night
but finally agreed not to shoot the
place up provided Payne was not al
lowed to enter.
This irritated George, who made
for his gun Payne grabbed him
and Doud slapped the barrister in
Payne finally vacated but McKin-
ster’s nerve had gone back on him
and the order of the court was not
Payne having become disgusted
at McKinster’s lack of backbone,
pulled for Watonga early Sunday
morning leaving Geary’s Sherlock
Holmes In the hands of his enemies.
Doud took pity on McKinster and
drove him over here Tuesday. The
latter took the first train for Geary
declaring that he would never go to
Longdale again unless he was ac-
companied by Captain Edgington’s
squad of state militia.
In the meantime George Doud is
cock of the walk. He is still selling
drugs and running a newspaper.
two business blocks, entailing a loss
of $65,000, with $17,000 insurance.
The buildings burned were as fol-
lows: Fredregill hardware store,
Citizens bank, Andrews hotel, furni-
ture store, Carnegie Mercantile Co.,
alley. The main business section of
the town is destroyed.
Carnegie is in Caddo county and
the bank destroyed is the property
of James Menefee, Democratic can-
didate for state treasurer.
Albert Martell, one of the mdet
peculiar characters that ever set-
tled in this section, died at the
Story lodging house Tuesday after-
noon of a complication of diseases.
Martell was born in Canada. Af-
ter coming to America he joined
the Union army and served through-
out the war.
After the war he settled in Indir
ana. He had lived there only a
short time when he married- a lady
from France. From this marriage
one son was born.
After several years of ms
life Mr. Martell and his wife
rated, she going to Chicajro
coming to Oklahoma. This ,
the time of the Cheyenne and
ahoe country opening. He to
claim located two asd.ooe-
northeast of Watonga and
here ever since.
Mr. Martell lived a very
life. He made very few friends
though almost everyone knew ’
he was rather a mysterious
After years of toil and la
received his reward for he
comparativly rich man and for
time he has been known to all
Mr. Martell's son has been
to see him once since he has
in Oklahoma, then he
a short time. Up until his
Mr. Martell did know of h
where-abouts, he wosld tell
They finally leaned that
somewhere near Butte,
and sent word to the chief of
of that place, but up to the t
this writing he has not been f
He was buried Wednesday at
Odd Fellows cemetery. The 6;A
post took charge of the funeral
which was held at the Mtthodlt
His wealth is estimated at pboqt
fifteen thousand dollars. As there
are no other heirs this will all go to
his son. • - 1
Dr. Van Brunt, of this city, was
recently appointed guardian'for Mr.
Martell and has been looking after
TURNER AGAINST IOVER
CAPITALIZATION OF THE ’
STATE SONDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTION AT SHAWNEE
Mt-ijjioY iidi aidAicmun
peace. F. C. Hinckley, Watonga's
lifetymha, was also * resident of
Dodge City at the time.
After committing their depreda-1
SOME ANCIENT HISTORY.
TO BE CONTINUED AT INTERVALS.
[ftrom Watonira Republican—T. B. rerriMon, Editor—Dec. IS, 1897.1
Henn (Aeason, a negro, has been sent to to the penitentiary for selling liquor to an Otoe In-
Isn’t that carrying the law a littl# too far.—Wichita Eagle.
Had he been a white man he would have been fined and given a few days in jail. Say what we
will, race prejudice will find its way into the courts. Gleason went to the penitentiary more for being
a negro than for selling whisky.
[from Watonga Kepabllrnn- T U. K«r«o*on, KdKor—Sepl. 2»,is»7.]
The Rustler calls us to account for not mentioning the fact that Farmer Payne was In town
last week. Perhaps we should not have omitted It but there has been so many farmers in town this
week that we could not make mention of all of them.
[Fraa Watonga RnpnbUrnn—T. B. rnpiNi, Kdltor— Ang. 8, 1889.1
There is a wobbly rumor out to the e
Timets-Journal at Oklahoma City.-—Wichita
If that U true Dennis should purchase an editor for the T-J as It needs one badly.
’2agletl,at D*nniS Flynn has Pur«ha»2‘l an interest in the
The fourteenth annual gathering
of all Sunday Schools of all denomi-
nations in Oklahoma will be held in
Shawnee, August 20-22, 1907. This
year it will be a joint meeting with
the Sunday Schools of Indian Terri-
tory, and preparations are being
made for 3000 delegates.
Marion Lawrence, International
General Secretary, and the most
noted Sunday School expert in the
world, will be the principle speaker.
Workers from neighboring states,
and the best speakers from our own
state will also have parts on the
Any person can become a dele-
gate to this convention by sending
a stamp to any county secretary, or
to William Rogers. General Secre-
tary, Medford, Okla. There will be
no free entertainment, but plenty
of, provisions will be made for rooms
and board at low rates.
Senator can b« depended upon to|Binu*‘ me ••»«*• »*■«■*•«
look after the interests of the peo-1 state.
In declaring for national legisla-
tion to prohibit railroads and other
1 corporations capitalizing in excess
of actual value, Hon. M. L. Turner,
candidate for United States sen-
ator, has struck the key note of the
present railroad inefficiency for
handling business. It has come to
be a matter of general information
that the stock jobbers are responsi-
ble for the fact that railroad equip-
ment Is allowed to run down to the
point where the public cannot be
served, in order that they may
squeeze the profit out of the stock
market. Mr. Turner understand*
these operations thoroughly and
strikes at the root of the evil in the
declaration of his platform above
referred to. If railroads are capi-
talized only at stock value, stock
jobbing will be eliminated front
their operation, and they can beck-
voted to actural and legitimate
sen-ice to the public as they
be. In other words they would
a business proposition for the 1
holders and the public interest
not a gambling game for the I
ulators of the stock. Mr. —
knowledge of this question
as others Is evidence that he
pable of looking after the 1
the state in the United!
ate, as well as question*
the people of the entire
| WV/I til nuts lUtnoe sens
I and election.
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