The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 34, No. 39, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 12, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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The Guthrie daily Leader.
GUTHRIE. OKLAHOMA A ' K 1 N K s A Y EVEN IN (J 1 A N I A R V 12 191
M M liEIi :0
THIRD ANNUAL MEETING
PUBLIC SCHOOL OFFI-
GOVERNOR HASKELL WILL
WELCOME THE VISITORS
Chief Executive to Deliver
Address at City Hall
The third annual meeting of the
Public School Officers' association of
Oklahoma convened in Guthrie this
nviniing ai the city l ull with a large
number of teachers superintendents
and school officers present.
The exercises opened with the
singing of "America" by the entire
gathering. AJtei' which tie' invoca-
tion was given by Rev J. M. Alter-
nathy of the Methodlsl ichurch South:
of Guthrie. Bunt. VV. E. dill Ot Paw-
huska president of lite association
called State Superintendent E 1).
Cameron to the plat form who deliv-
ered a rousing address on educational
lines. He eulogized tbe public schools
of the s.rate and said Oklahoma had
the best school syslem of any state
In the West He commeudfed espe-
cially the schools officers for their
falthlVl performance of duties under
GOVERNOR C X
W'ho Speak t Tonight
at City Hall.
their trying conditions that followed
in the transition period of the forma
tlve development of the public
schools. The district clerk jhe said
was one of the most Important mem-
bers ot (he board and the tact was
deplored that no adequate enumer-
ation could be given the clerk for
the work performed by him in his
Superintendent Cameron advocated
civil service methods in appointing
teachers and urged that some plan
be devised whereby all politics and
local prejudices might be eliminated
from school anaiis.
Supe; intendeut Cameron was fol-
lowed by Hon. Jasper N. Wilkinson1
a member of ihe Muskogee city!
school board who paid a glowing
tribute to Hon. John D. Benedict.
Federal supervisor of public sohools ;
for the Five Civilized Trlbea of In
d i a n s in Oklahoma He stated that '
Mr. Benedict WH dismissed from the
I.Vderal service bisause lie use ev
erv effort in the early
days to make
a system of city scnoois possime in
Muskogee Mr. Wilkinson was for-
merly president of th' state normal
of Kansas at Emporia
Mr. Gill a's:. made an interesting
W. E. GILL of Pawhuska.
President Public School Officers'
which he suggested a
Heeded changes in school
Among these he recom-
ehsnge In electing city
h --!' iiumniLHi
school boards so that the members
would be elected ai large instead of
by wards as at present.
Then Hollowed a number of reports
from county superintendents. Nearly
all reported tiliat a large number of
school houses were being erected 1
and staled that others were being!
planned. All seemed agreed that
more consolidated schools should be
The evening session will convene
at 8 o'clock' tonight to hear an ad
drfl by Governor Haskell.
Governor's Address Tonight.
The address id' welcome to the vis-
iting teachers and members of the
School Officers' association will be
given tonight at the city hall in
Guthrie and all friends of good
schools and education should he pres-
ent a large number of the members
of the School Officers' association
are present and the citizens of Guth-
rie and all public spirited people
should eome out and show our visit-
ors thai they are welcome to the
city with us. Guthrie lias always
been Justly famed as the convention
city of Oklahoma and we can not
afford to go back on our reputation:
I at tills time. The governor will make;
I an address that will be of Interest
j to everybody and the citizens of i
Guthrie are urged to come out and!
I help Governor Haskell to welcome J
J the distinguished visitors. The meet-j
! ing will convene in the City hall at 8!
j p. m. ' !
Trying to Ascertain
Island Common Stock
(Hy Associated Press.)
New Yoik Jan. 12 The board of
governors of the New York Stock ex-
I ohange is in session today consider
Ing the report of the committee on
the recent gyrations in Rock Island
! common stock. It is doubtful whelh-
; or the board wHl reach u decision to-
day Well-Informed brokers declare
thai at leas; three well known brok-
erage houses will be severely disci
jplined. The governots seem to have
j discovered evidence of a long and
i well sustained movement in Rock Is-
land antedating the" sensaiional
movement of last month.
H0LDENV1LLE TO HAVE
SPECIAL GRAND JURY
to Investigate the;
Official Conduct of County
O flR rc
I I t v v i wJ
Hohlenville Okla.. Jan. 12. There
will lie a Special grand jury convened
in this city next Monday morning
being the third in the past nine
months. Th' purpose is to invest!
gate the official conduct of county
District Judge Can ut.hers
obeyed a pel i I Ion signed by about nOO
citizens. Thn petition stated among!
other things that it was
the law was not being enforced and ;
it asked the court to secure compe-.
tent non-resident counsel to conduct
Judge Csrrnthera said in part:
"This petition brings a serious In-
dictment against the good name of
our citizenship as ell as those
charged with the enforcement of the
law." He paid particular attention to
that part of the .petition relative to
Obtaining special counsel saving that
he did not intend to let the cmrt
get mixed up in political and personal
controversies and that under Um law
he had no authority to secure coun-
sel but that if the signers or agi-
tators of the petition wished conn
sel. other than the county attorney
hi e governor's ottlce was open to hear j
the request of any citizens of this i
There Is considerable excitement
over the mailer and the result of the
erand Jurv next week will be anxious-
"INLY" FITUD'S VICTORY
(By Associated Press. 1
Boston. Jam 12. Former Mayor
John Fitzjerald won the mayoralty
ficht here defeating the so-called re -
form forces led by James Stotrow.
by about 1200 votes
.. iu niipiiiron
Orleans j 7". I I IU K H 1 bSS
.i-apsgi : Ml UUdlliLuu
Tonight. un.J for v-l '
'" -I'q AND POLITICS
nighl .ir Thurs B fJ
iliiy; colder. WtB "
PETIT JURY EXCITES
MEMBER OF THE PANEL
Jury Drawn Under New Ruling :
Which Permits Service
drawn from o
the Federal petll
11 points In West
ern Oklahoma which was empanelled
here this morning by Federal Judge
1 H. Cotteral contains more promin-
ent business men and politicians than
has ever before been assembled to ;
gether for jury service.
Ex-Governor T. B. Ferguson of i
VVa tonga; I. M. Holcomb and I. c
Thurmond two of Oklahoma City's
leading business men: Roberl Wheel
er a prominent Hobsrt merchant ami
many other leading business ami put !
feaslonal men in their section of the
State are on the jury. Orvllle FruntS
a brother of ex-Oovernor Prank
Fronts and several other prominent
pefsona were excused from serving!
by Judge Cottenil.
Only 38 of the m petit jurors'
drawn were empanelled.
This is the first time a petit jury
has been drawn under the new ruling;
l: the dennrtnient permitting serv-
ice by n a :. which accounts for Bj
large m ..' er of the jurors drawn no
The j. tors empanelled are as fol-'
Iowa: Miles Allen of Meridian; L. H
liagley of Rdtnond: J II. Hush oi
Hennessey; R. i. Benedict of Nash
villej John Berg of Edmond; Hoyt
llrandt of Apache; George Brown of
Union; j J. Calhoon of Anadnrko;!
ii. Deerfoot of Orlando; l). D. Dotln
of Guthrie; T. B Ferguson of 'a
tonga; s. T. Franklin of Oklahoma
City; C. P. Gentles of Hsrrah; George
i Green of Temple; m. c. Gioos of
Enid; H. I!. Hausar of Yukon; Otto
Helrlgg of Bnyder; I. M Holcomb ol
Oklahoma City; P. P. Hull of Geary;
J. C. Garvls of Lawton; T. fit. Lamb-
it of Rocker; George Liedman ot i er
n ; Berl Lister of Outline; J. W.
McCall f Csntegle; p.. T. McKnlghl
of Alva; Jeff Mavflehl of Kingfisher:
John Platl of Custer cit.v ; A. H-
Prltchford of Frederick: D B Rich-
ardson of Savre; C0V Stevens of Cleo;
.1. A. Stunnell of Oklahoma City; J.
C. Thurmond of Oklahoma City; I'M
Turner of Itreckenridge; Roberl
Wheeler of Hobirt; W. A. Wehdiel!
This afternoon the jurv in Ihe Nor-
lis Watkln's murder case was Im '
lanelled in Hie United States court
The local Moilern Woodmen lodge
id Odd Fellows hall last night luitla'
ed a clans of foity candidates into
the mysteries of woolcraft. The meet.
ing was largely attended the ball be
ing crowded to its fill lcapacity with
members. Local Deputy J. M. Fife
reported twelve candidates who were
voted in which makes a total gain
or 20 members of the lodge within
the past month.
Next Tuesday night a cl.iss of from
fifty to seventy-five candidates will
be Initiated. The lodge gives a big
box supper entertainment Tuesday
evening January 2.r and will hold an I
ceremony next Tuesday
8peclal to the Dallv Leade-
Oklahoma City Okla. Jan. 12. The
Anti-Tuberculosis convention adjourn
ed last evening after effecting a per-
manent state o.'ganization.
Dr. J. M. Po.stelle of Oklahoma
City was selected as president am'
yrH. Bd F. Johns
of Chlckashn as
The state has
been divided into five districts each
of which hBs n vice president as fol-
lows: First district. I):. E. O. Park-
er. Guthrie; second vice president
the Rev. M D Heed Westherford ;
third district Mrs. George M. Ran-
som Muskogee; fourth district Mrs.
G. W. Phillips Pauls Valley; fifth
district Dr. W. C Bradford Shaw
nee. The executive hoard consists
of Omar K. Benedict chairman; Prof.
I A Turlev of Norman; Col. Sidney
u-uggg of Ardtnore; Mi;;. W 0 Little
'or Okmulgee- Miss Kate na'nsrd.
' slate commicsiotter of charities; the
;eV. Thomas H Harper and
HK II!! i iu i m !
NEGRO PHLHiC RELEASED
Ralph Smith the nesro char.'."!
with burglarising s:.res at Crescent .
who suffered a paralytic stroke yes-
terday at the pouts jail and is iu a
dangerous condition according to
County Physician (' ! Cotteral was
ordered released from custody 1 v
CM strict Judge A. II Huston and was
taken to Klugtlshei : ins afternoon to
be cared for at the .home of a friend.
Smith was caught in Officer Mize of
Crescent with four -in ks of plunder
in his possession.
ILLINOIS MILITIA KEPT BUSY
(By Associated Pressl
Vienna 111.. .Ian. 12. Three com
panics of Illinois militia arrived here
this morning to protect three negroes
in jail accused of killing Allen dark
Everything is quiet and no trouble
is Feared from the mob
DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS
DistrlCl Judge A II HUWton held
ut a briet session el court todav.
veral motions in civil cases were
argued. The cause- of P. T. Wat
ton vs. Mary V. Milllken an I W. IP
Power vs. c. BJ. swan were dismissed
by agreement having been adjusted
out of court.
CHAMBER OE COM-
This alio noon
body are holding
oi officers. It
majority of til
in the chamber of
the directors of that
'he annual election
ll lie-ed thai the
Id i ts will be
F. It. Li
The prewein dlicerH are:
ll. Mariei laie president;
Hie. vice president; W. A.
screta y. Galen crow t teas
Francis Heney Now Atter For-
mer Commissioner U S
( My Associated Press )
land. Ore. Jan. IL' Francis
In opening ihe prosecution
Herman fonmer land com
said the Government ex-
prove that in HUH timber
speculators look advantage of the
creation of foresi reserves by seem
inv ndvuucu Informatiofl whai school
lands would be included In toe W
serve ami by procuring a large num-
ber of persons to apply for school
lands lying wltbln ihe reserve and
convey I hem to speculatorit for small
sinus and thai HerUMtB wa In the
Expected to Bet the Men Higher
Up in Sugar Underweigh-
(By Associated PresaJ
Washington D. C Jan. 12 With
the swearing in today of a new Fed
rial grand Jury came Ihe prospect ot
further developments possibly or i
s.nsatlonal uatur . in connection with
sugar underwt ighing frauds. It is ex-
pected the new bony will endeavor to
place responsibility for the frauds up 1
on the shoulders of some men higher
than the bumble checkers now serv-:
ing terms In the penitentiary.
(By Associated Press.)
Washington D C. Jan. 12 The
house today refused to concur in the
senate amendments to the so-called
p:nchot-Balltnger resolution aud dc.
cided to ask for a conference. Speak
er Cannon named the following con
ferees: Dalz 11 Pennsylvania; Smith
Iowa; Fitzgerald New Vorl'
I a vlca voce rots the house ta
lav passed the Pa-nnt It-Sabaih "white
S DOWN LAW
WHEN PREJUDICE IS AL-
LEGED TRIAL COURT
RE6ULAR COURT TERMS
FIRST JUDICIAL OlSTRICT
Court Announces Dates
in granting ih
corpus applied f
and E. Fi Peery
writs of habeas
f by .1 P Hudson
of A lair county t lie
of Appeals In an
opinion by Presiding Judge Henry M
Furman holds that Bectiuu lp of
Ilium's constitution of Oklahoma.
providing that "right anti Justice
shall be Administered without sale.
denial delay or prejudice" is self ex
seating and thai in I h . absence of
legislative action prescribing Hie
means of determining Hoe question
of disqualification of a trial ludge
..hen prejudice is alleged "when an;
affidavit is presented before the trial I
begins charging prejudice the trial
court is by the Constitution deprived
of Jurisdiction to try Ihe case and if
the oase is tried the ludgmeni is
Judge I'm man also holds that Ihe
act of the Second legislature in pre
scribing the disqualifications of
Fudges and providing for election ol
a indge pro tem. when Ihe regular
ludge Is disqualified Is free from
eon; i Itutlonal objections
In this decision the court also
holds that Mis portion of the CODStl
tutlon requiring all bills to be styled
"Be it Unacted by the people oi the
Slate of Oklahoma'' applies only to!
bills adopted by i ii. people under the
Initiative nd referendem atsuse of'
the const Hut Ion.
The defendants w'"i convicted on I
charges of violation of ihe state pro 1
hlbltloii law and were sentenced tol
lerfiM in the county jail. They raised
ihe petnl in their petition thai the
Judgment of the trial court was void j
for the reason that the trial Judge.!
who they alleged was extremely
Prejudleed had denied their demand
for u change of judge which point Is j
sustained by the Criminal court.
Judge Poyls In a per curiam pplfl
Ion dismisses the appeal of the Stat"
of Oklahoma vs. E. J. Johnston from
Coal county the dismissal being made
upon r squeal or ihe attorney general
Ihe defendant having died recently !
Supreme Court Proceedings.
Chief Justice J. J. Dunn In the su-
preme court this morning issued an
order fixing t.lie regular court tern
dates In the First judicial ills' rid as
Cherokee county at TahtQUgh
commencing on the llr-t Monday In
March and September.
Adair county at WestvillP. com
menclng on the second Monday In
April and October.
Sequoyah county at Salllsaw com-
mencing on tie- first Monday In May
Jje'aware count. at Grove COnV
mencittf on the Second Monday In
June an i pecetBher
Chief Justice J J Dg BU resigned
tut chairman of the state library
hoard and former Chief Justice M
J. Kane was elected io till Hi.- va-
cancy. Associate Justice J. B Tur
ner was re-elected as secretary of
CONFERENCE JAN. 10
An West of considerable IflBPOH
ane not only In I'phcopal church
Circles but to the immunity In gen
e:al Is the approaching mission. n
council of the (episcopal church for
the Seventh Missionary district. The
event will be held In St. Paul's Citthe
'nil In Oklahoma City from Tuesday.
Jan 18. to Thursday Jan. 20.
The dioceses and missionary dir.
tricis of the Kplscopul church in tbe
United States are grouped Into eight
deportments each with a fluid sec-re
v. representing the general hoard
missions whose duty It Is to vis-
the parishes' and missions In his
department of the Southwest Inc ludes
he eleven dloCeses and districts In
ti.e states of Arkansas Kansas i iisi
ana Missouri Oklahoma Teats '
the' Tern or of ' Mexico. r-i
this last named department the H"v
H. Percy silver id Fort Leavenwortn
has been appointed
The annual council consists of the
bishop and a delegation of eight
c lergymen aud eight laymen from
each of the dioceses and missionary
districts of the departments.
The program Is an Interesting one
as several bishops and noted laymen
will take part.
O TODAY'S MARKETS. 0
O - O
0 Chicago. His. Jan. 12 May O
0 wheat closed a' $U:' 14 July Oi
!o at $1.03 i-l. Sfa) corn closed at 0
0 tin frfe; .In 1 v :ii iii l sc. 0
Kans.u City Grain. o
O Kansas t'iiv MO. Jan. 120
'O May wheat elose.i at $1 07 7-8; 0
O July at 97 t-4e. May corn closed Q;
O at U l-4c; July ."t CS 7 8c. 61
O Kansas City Livestock 0
C Kansas City Mo.. Jan. 12 Six 0
10 thousand cattle on a Stead) mar- 01
;0 ket that closed ten higher was O
f til.) ti.i'tl.l .lrltV UtltlO 1 .'.! i it v f
iO 12000. Opened steady but elos-0!
0 ed fifteen higher. 0
Remarkably low atmospheric pres-
sure In the vicinity of Gnthrle during
the iuoii I U of December Is shown by
Ihe meteorological report. The mean
temperature tor the mouth was 26.61
the highest :ttl.47. The HgUrM stand
Phi strongly In comparison. Tim
highest December record for Ibis vi-
cinity were In 1810. 1S!tl and I893i
the mean i-l In each case. The tieit
esi approach to ihe recent conditions
was 86 Wbklh was registered for
several years. The average for the
month for twenty years has been 866
Total precipitation for the mouth Wl
ii III and of ntt was snowfall. The
greatest precipitation on record here
WiB ."..:!.". In IS'i" The o ft id
Wis 0.03 In 1908.
T A C
Secretary CSSStdy or the slide
tchooi laud department authorises
ihe statement thai he would UOt be a
Candidate for chairman of ihe t it'
I 'emocrai ic com lull I ee
Deluge of Rain in Kansas and
Missouri Cause of
(By Associate i Press)
Topcka Kan. Jan. 12. Kaiees I
deluged by rain which commenced
lust night and is continuing today An
Inch and a half fall was recorded at
the local weather bureau today. The
snow has melted ami small stream
are rising rapidly.
St. I. mils Mo. Jan. 12-Rnln today
In Missouri and northern points OSUS
ed the Mississipi to assume a threat
ening ISpeCt The weather DUftM
has issued warning to rlvermen The
MiSSisstpl Is gorged with ice from
Chester ills. lo this city and the ad
dllloual precipitation and mcltliu:
snow will cause the river io rise The
river gauge thin morning stood a'
21 '.i. a rise of seven-tenths or a loot
in I wenty four hours.
GETTING DILL READY
FOR SPECIAL SESSION
Governor's Proclamation Call-
ing Legislature Together
Will Issue Tomorrow
Workmen arc- placing the b-glsla
tlve halls in tihe Convention hall
building In readiness for the special
ItSSlOg or Hie legislature which will
convene Thursday January 20. The
senate chambers arid hull or the
bouse of repreSCfltaUves have been
given a thorough cleaning and re-
pairs cm the building made and the
1 work of revarnlshlng desks chair
and other furniture has been coin
Some of bbe rooms now used by
I the Criminal Court judges and Sn
preOle coin Justices slid their em
ployes will be uxed for committee
rooms Additional commit! OCA
; will also be "Hcd up in the base
; rnent of the building.
It Is slated that Governor Haskell
I will Issue his oinel&l proclamation
morrow calling the members . f
the Second legislature In special Res
; In Justice Soward's eaurt today tbe
preliminary hearing of George Wins-
or charged with being a "fence" for
the bold gang of thieves recently
cauht by the officers was continued
'until Friday. The preliminary heir
I ing against "Jinks' McGHI Charles
f French. Jo! Martin. Willie Guest and
"Jim" McCiue who were arrested by
thn offflcers charged with stealing
goods from the Arkansas Lumber coin
irany. Williamson Hftlsell-Frasl-r com
pony snd the Fairfield storage house
aus also continued until Saturday.
RICH OIL OPERATOR IN
SUIT FOR DIVORCE
FINDS ANOTHER WOMAN
REIGNING OVER HODSEHOLD
Wants Half of His Fortune
Estimated at One Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Dollars
Jan. 12 In the
in the oil fields
t Preston forgot
to support when
- in back in flor-
in the height ot
rush for dollar;
Oi the west Al
Ihe wife he pro
a minister joluo
lonville Wis. Now
his career wlih ihe discovery of the
luteal Oklahoma oil pool to his ored-
ii. a town building and taking his
name and the oil world generally anx-
ious io exchange gilt edge securities
for any or all his leases lie Is to feel
i lie reveugi of a woman scorned.
In Ihe i iet COUrl hern Mrs. Ida
M. PrcHb .. mis begun suit tor divorce
The wife barges desertion and gross
led of duty. She asks for half
l is foi I une. a thousand on the side
tot her attorne) and the court and
an order prevent lug Preston from
spending any ol ins royalties (rout oil
until she g. is a chance to settle with
bun. In lc ludge Shea granted too
n-st ruining order.
Alex Preston owns most of the
dock of the Fox River Oil company
and has Internets in the Schlocioii
and Mm Oneida "ii companies an(i
bis wile modestly estimates his for-
tune at t5(MKM) exclusive of real
The Preston s wero nuirrled In
197 and when Preston got an hV
teresl In tie pox Rlvor company and
dei di d io try his hsef? In Oklahoma
according to the wlfeV sworn state-
ment he left her behind lii Wiscon-
sin. Soon there came to the deserted
wife through the newspapers wild
s lories of Hie wealth Preston had
tpped ai Hamilton Switch the latest
oil pool ne ir Okmulgee Okla. She
packed up and went to Okmulgee.
Shortly before the train pulled In
ihe passed through a live title town
only a few weeks obi but a boomer
and saw hoi husband's name painted
on the end of the depot. This was
be town of Preston on the Hlte of
ihe Fox River company's four big oil
Once in Okmulgee t wasn't hard
t i Incite I In- man who discovered the
In id) famous ml pool put another
women reigned over ihe Preston
household said her name was will-
lams consented to allow the wife to
remain there -but give up the man-
agement of the ranch certainly noil
This fiid Ion grew and grew hour-
ly and finally uccoidlng to airs. Pre
ton's sworn statement her husband
used force In e lect Ing her from hts
I omc. That was last April. She
. as given shelter In the home of
her husband's brother In Oehulata
. o oil town far away from the hustle
..ml dollar chasing of Preston pool.
RAILROAD LOSES IN
FREIEIT RITE CASE
Special to Dally Iader.
Washington D C Jan. 2. The In-
terstate commerce commission bis
decided in favor of the corporation
commission of oklahoms snd Robin-
; on Crawford and the Fuller Lumber
company of Duncan. Okla. tn a suit
brought ar.amst the Chicago Rock
i laud ami fluff Railroad company to
compel the company to refund $2-
150.112 with Interest thereon to the
lumber company for unreasonable
rotes charged for transportation of
carload shipments of lumber from
lu-ckvllle. Texas to various Oklaho-
ma points. The commission cot
i ludes that rates charged for serTteO
tendered were unreasonable and un-
just to tbe extent that they exceed-
ed the published rate of 26 1-4 cents
from Beckvllle to Comanche Duncan
M !-!. and 22 Hbceiits
from Beckvllle Waurii a ant that
the lumber company Is entitled" to re-
paration as above stated. -
Will RETURN IS
(By Ajswoelated Press.)
Chicago. His. Jan. 12. Roberta De
Jauon will return to Philadelphia this
oon in charge or detectives. Co
ben ' he wai will return on IBs
s me train. Detectives succeeded in
regaining most of the jewelry Ro
le rts pawned in Chica
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