The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 32, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 5, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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iWthr FimiKi Tonight and Thursday generally fair; cooler Thursday.
The Guthrie Daily Leader.
THE ONLY EVENINQ AM0C1ATED IREW1 PAPER IN OKLAHOMA TEHRITOHY. c
GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 5 1003.
INJUNCTION ASKED AGAINST
r LOGAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
CORONATION OF PIUS X
WILL TAKE PLACE SUNDAY
Action Brought in Name of Ter
In tho district court today there!
-was filed a p at i lion Instituted in the
:name of tho territory against tho boanl
of trustees of tho Low county high
-school. Tho petitioners ask that the
board bo enjoined from awarding the
contract for tho construction of the
building and also restraining them
from the erection of the proposed
In the petition tho plaintiffs allege
that' tho proceedings of tho county
commissioners for tho submission of
tho high school question to tho voters
of Logan county arc Illegal and void In
that tho order of the commissioners
for tho submission of tho question was
based upon a petition of purported
electors petitioning tho county com'
mlsslonors to establish such high
That tho law requires the vote to
idoslgnatct a definite placo where the
school is to be located and afterwarjls
tho trustees aro to select a site at that
place. In this case tho proposition
voted on was to establish the school
"In or near" Guthrlei which It Is
claimed is too uncertain and Indefinite
as all of Logan county Is "near" Guth-
rie. That tho law provides that tho titlo
to tho site shall bo vested In tho coun-
ty meaning perfect title of course.
In this case tho titlo to the site Is in
litigation between two homosjoadcrs
X H. Havlghorst aud-S. A. V. Hart-
well and tho only title doded to tho
county Is tho uncertain contingent
iltle of Mr. Havlghorst
That one member of tho board of
trustees conveyed tho site and ho was
and Is interested in locating the
school on his addition to enhance the
value of his land.
That tho debt of tho county pro-
Tosed to bo contracted for tho school
is In excess of the four per centnum
limit on debta as fixed by congress.
Tho debt of tho county is already $163.-
)00.00. Tho assessed valuation of tho
county Is 14911079.00. Four per cen
tum of that valuation Is $190443.16.
Tho proposed debt for the school will
Increaso tho county debt to $223000.00
beyond tho limit.
Tho burden of taxation in tho coun-
try school districts Is already up to
tho limit and this high school tax
threatens to make impossible tbp lsvy
of additional school taxes in tnoso dis-
tricts for tho common schools which
are moro important than the high
That tho proceedings for tho election
were and aro illogal and void In that
no notice of tho submission of tho
question to the votors was given to
such voters except by publication In
the Gutiirlo Dally Loador and tho Ok-
lahoma State Capital and no notices
wore posted at the various products
In the county apprising tho voters of
tho submission of tho question. That
tho notice of said election was insuf-
ficient and illegal In that it was tho
purpose and intent of tho legislature
in enacting tho law to require that tho
voters should be actually notified of
tho submission and that a largo num-
ber of legal voters did not have actual
That tho returns show und tho fact
is that at tho olectlon there were
4968 legal votors 4674 voting for
Bhorlff. Only 2.58G of the legal votors
cast any vote on tho county high school
quoatlon. Of this number 1535 votos
wore oast for and 1051 against the
high school. Of tho 1636 votes for
tho high school 1179 wero cast in
Guthrie and 35G outside of tho city
and of tho 1051 votos cast against the
high school 1013 were outside of the
city and 38 against in the city. That
there wero 2372 voters who did not
vote at all pn the county high school
That the question of establishing
the high school in Logan county was
not carried at the election but was
lost for tho reason that 4958 votoa
were cant and A majority ot votes cast
thereat was not In favor of establish-
ing tho high school thore being only
1533 votes caet
Tho petition concludes by asking
that tho defendants bo enjoined from
awarding or letting tho contract for
tho erection of tho building tho estab
lishing and maintenance of the school.
County Attorney P. It McGulre
former Attorney General J. C Strang
and Cotteral & Hornor havo boon em-
ployoda3 counsel for tho plaintiffs
while tho defendants have employed
the law flc " of Dale & Bieror.
The atorneye appeared beforo Judge
burford in chambers at 2:30 this af-
ternoon and a continuance until next
Monday was granted. Tho temporary
Injunction will cause a postponement
In awarding tho contract ior the now
school building pending tho court's
Asotin Wash. Aug. 5 William
Hamilton who assaulted and murder-
ed Mabel Richards tho eleven-year-old
daughter of tho sheriff of this
county was hanged by a mob at 12: ID
tuls morning. Shrlff Richards early
In tho ovonlns sworo In twenty-fivo
doputlea to guard tho prisoner but
crowds from surrounding villages; aug-
mented by 500 men from Lewlston
Idaho fillod Asotin until nothing short
of soldiery could havo saved Hamilton.
Tho officers refusod to dellvor tho
keys but thoy wero so outnumbered
by the angry mob that they made no
resistance with firearms. Whon Ham-
ilton's coll was reached It wa3 neces
sary to break down tho iron door to J
socuro tho prisoner who crouched in
the far end. This was a matter of but
a few minutes and as tho loaders
emerged from the Jail with the terror
strickon prisoner the mob took up tho
Jct against him and he was beaten
and kicked. Hamilton was dragged
three blocks to a tolophone pole. Some
of tho mob thought hanging too good
and wanted to torturo tho brute. This
was quickly overruled however and
somo ono produced a black mask like
that used In legal hanglngn and put it
ovor Hamilton's noaa. rno masK
reached down to his shoulders. Then
a rope was produced and he was pull-
od up to tho pole. His death strug-
gles wero short and soon tho mob dis-
persed quietly leaving tho body sus-
pended In tho air.
By J. H. Boworsox.
That development of work and of j
early risers la a necessity for teachers.
Wo are sure tho length of each day's '
work in the normal has proven tho
above statement. Tho work begins
promptly at 7:30 a. m. until 12:30
Tho dovotlonal exorcises wio tho
reading tho third chaptor of St. Luke
showing the life of Christ. Prof. R.
W. Ewlng In his Improsslvo manner
gavo the striking comparison to the
teacher's life. '
The teachers' attention was called
to the purpose of tho Reading circle.
Prof. R. W. Ewlng states that the
board of education has the Reading
circle work arranged each year that
all teachers may get similar work re-
quired In our territorial Institutes for
the teachers' course Prof. W S Cal-
vert complimented the teachers for
the pastwork and expressed his wish '
for them to continue by doing better i
work in the coming season
Tho teachers and normal students
will remember tho musical entertain-
ment tomorrow evening in the Central
school building at 7:30 p. m.
A number of catalogues from tho
normal school at Edmond are to be
given to each person interested in
going to achool. Bpvaral now features
hvao ben arranged for the coming
Ohio Democrafs Confer With
Bryan and Arrange
i By Associate Press.
Urbana O Aug .5. Wm. J. Bryan
was the attraction horo today at the
Chautauqua assembly. The Dome-
crate convention of Champaign county
to nominate tv ticket and select dele-
gates to tho Democratic state conven-
tion was also hold today and Bryan's
pro30uco was mado tho occasion for a
conforonco of leaders.
Among thoso present wore Mayor
Johnson of Cleveland John L. Zimmer-
man of Springfield and Former Con-
gressman Lentx of Columbus. John-
sun is recognized as1 'a candidate for
tho next Democratic nomination for
prosldent and all movements for the
governorship or for tho senatorshlp
this yeflr aro considoHl preliminary to
tho national cottest next year. It Is
said that Lentz will present John&on'B
namo to tho convention for governor
and If Johnson Is named tha Lontz
will bo endorsed for senator.
i ' '" '
Every teacher should tako a good
school Journal or Journals and tho
Dally Leader to bo be In touch with
tho world as It move3. Activity bring3
Tho following visitors wore at tho
MIstes Lou House Allco Shearer
Lulu Dlvlno Olllo Shearer of this
city and Miss Besslo Beard of Mar
shall. Wo aro glad that our friends
give us a call whenovor It Is conven-
ient for them to do so.
Tho examination for Reading clrclf
Certificates will bo hold in tho Coutral
school on Thursday afternoon Aug.
12. Evory teacher wishing credit on
other examinations should bo present.
Strike on Rock Island
XV Hi U. l.r.'AnA
IT 111 UC AYUIUUUI
(By Associated Press.) Tho attention ot tho hoalth ofticor
Chcago III. Aug. 5. Officials of tho Is callod to tho pool of stagnant water
Rock Island railroad and represonta- lemonade drippings kitchen refuse and
tlves of grievance committees of train-. other vllo smelling stuff which Is al-
men and conductors wero In confer- lowed to accumulate at tho foot of
ence today and as a result all danger the paving on Oklahoma nvonuo. Ro-
ot a strlko Is declared by union lead-'cently a drain was constructed there
ors to bo past. It is said an agree-' and tho excavation loft a holo which
ment rraotlcally has been roached by has boon filled with lemon poellngB
which all grievances of tho men will and rofuso which certainly demand
bo settled. tho attontlon of tho officials'.
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ALEXANDER J. CASSATT.
Mr. A. J- Cossatt president of the Pennsylvania railroad who la tht
originator of the gigantic enterprise which Includes tunneling under the Hud-
son river. New York city and. .the East river and e(abllhng a terminus oa
the eastern end of Long Inland lo ono of the most progressive railroad m
la tb country.
Condition of Gloom Increase
ed by Suspension of
(By Associated Press.)
New York Aug. 5. Tho suspension
of tho firm of Sharp & Bryan promi
nent operators on the curb was an-
nounced on the stock exchange today.
Thoy mado a specialty of American
Brldgo Northwootorn securities and
Seaboard shares and others and yes-
terday offered a largo block of Sea-
board sharea for salo on the curb. Tho
greater part of tho firm's obligations
on tho exchange wore liquidated yos-
torday and sovoral bankB and trust
companies throw out their loans. Tho
attorneys for tho firm mado tho fol-
"Tho firm made a genoral assign-
ment for tho purpose of insuring equal-
ity among Its creditors without prefer-
ence. Tho cause Is directly attribut-
able to the sudtion and oxtromo shrink-
age In the market value of tho securi-
ties of tho firm. Tho liabilities mostly
secured aro about five million dollars.
The value of tho assots comprising
almost exclusively stock oxchango so-
curltloc to tho amount of sovoral mil-
Hon dollars la dopondont on markot
conditions. Most of tho creditors
recognizing Uiat present conditions aro
short lived aro very fairly and wisely
withholding their securities from salo."
From an unofficial source It was
stated that If prlcos did not decllno
further tho firm would bo ablo to
Hquldato its assots on a satisfactory
basis. Charles S. Bryan of tho sus-
pended firm was elected member ot
Iho governing committee at tho last
election. There was a sharp docllno
In prices of many stocks today Im-
mediately aftor tho oponlng of the
market which carried many of them
to tho lowsot prices of tho year.
Later In tho day tho falluro of Hurl-
butt Hatch & Co. members of tho
stock exchange Was announced.
Members of American Pilgrimage
First to Visit New Pontiff
(By Associated Press.)
Rome Aug. 5 Popb Plus X. roso
at 5:30 this morning saying ho did
not wish to change his habits. Ho
Blopt last night in the apartments oc-
cupied by Cardinal Orcglla during tho
Interregnum. No decision has yot been
taken concornlng tho pontiff's ultimate
quarters but it is already said Uiat ho
desires them to bo oxtromoly modest.
At 7:15 tho popo said mass assisted
only by Monsolgnor Bressan his con-
vilaviBt. Ho artorward took a meagre
breakfast. Then as he Btood by p.
window from which ho caught a
gllmpso of tho gardontt pf tho Vatican
tho pontiff exclaimed:
"My first pleasure whon I can sparo
a momont will bo to explore tho gur-
ens which now confine my llttlo world.
How shall I got on without my long
country tramps? How I shall miss
them and my Boa."
Popo Plus wished to flee personally
mo8t ot tuo Innumerable telograms of
congratulations received giving in-
structlons for answers lo thoso for
which ho cared most. Thon ho pre-
pared for this morning's atnto rocop-
Hon ot cardinals. The third and Inst
obodlonco of tho sacred college was
consummated with tho samo cere-
monial as before in tho SIstlne chapol.
tho popo being In his full pontlficlal
robes and palpably restored In mind
and norves by tho night's rest. Tho mittod to tho presence of tho new pon-
cardlnals filed boforo him and kissed tiff
Fraud Order Proraulgatad
Against Townsite Boosters
By Associated Press.1 dous bealneas and In Its town of Ap-
Kamac City Mo. Aug. 5. A fraud paiachla whero tho drawing was hold
order has been Issued by tho post- jU)y 22 JOO.OQO worth of lots wero
master general against tho Monarch id. Each purchaser received his lot
Investment company which is In bus!- nd thoro was no fraud but tho gov-
ness of exploiting townsltos In Okla- ornment objects to tho manner of pro-
homa Tho order closing tho malls to cocduro. The order will not affect tho
tho company was mado upon tho utl of lots n Appalachla. Hw It will
lt .. fl ... oporato against tho consummation of
ground that It was doing a lottery nnoUj0r ontorprgo of tho corniany u
business. Tho firm has offices hero disposing of lot In Warwick Okla
and its officers aro: R. J. Martin for which tho drawing Is set for Au
president and J. II. Bordors secrotary. gust 19. Tho company applied to
It had COO ncros of land In Pawneo Judgo Phillips of tho fodoral court
county and platted it into 5000 town horo today for a temporary lnjunc
lots and advertised thom for salo for Hon against tho postmaster to keep
twenty dollars each tho location of him from withholding its mull. Ho
each lot purchased being decided by a will not hoar the injunction until
drawing. The company did a tromon- Octpbor.
High Officials Are Summoned
Before Missouri Grand Jury
By Associated Preii.j
Jefferson City Mo Aug. 6. Gover-
nor Dockery Secrotary ot Stat Cook
Treasurer Williams and Auditor Allen
who comprises tho executl-e depart-
ment of the state were Uda' sum-
moned bofore the Cole co'inty grand
jury Tho officials acknowledged sar
vice nnd preceded together to the
North Lawrence Sliding
Into the Kansas River
(By Asoocjatod Press. i
Lawrence Kas. Aug. 6. The Kau -
Bas nver roso r.erc about tx foot last
night Tho north bank of thr new
channel is constantly giving way to
the force of the current and the per-
lion of North Lawienco next to the
river Is going into tho stream at the
rate of twonty-flvo foot a day In somo
places. Workmen bogan today tear -
ing down a rosldenco that was COO feet
away from tho water bofore tho flood
but which now Is on tho brink of tho
Blackwoll lately issued b handbook
thpwlng residences and builness build-
togs of interest in that lively town.
his hand and loot all Mulling; and ap-
parently in a perfectly oontonted framo
of mind. They tliomsetvos in turn re-
ceived a hearty ombraco from Plus X.
Evory avnllablo corner of Uio small
chapol was filled. Both going to and
coming from tho SIstlne chapel when
ho passed through tho Raphael Loggia
and ducal hall tho popo refused to bo
carried in tho BOdla gotatorla which
however followed him. Aftor taking
a Tow stops ho turned to Mgr. BIsletl
"I shall novor voluntarily got Into
Tho popo today confirmed Mgr Sar-
dl as secretary for briefs to tho
prlncOTi to roplaco JlBr. Volnlnl tho
a8t Bpp0nted hy Loo and who
;dIed suddenly 8 tho ittUQr waa yjnff
fatany UI. Tho 1K1)0 a80 C0anrnS0(
cardinal Oroglla aH camorlengo. Car-
dlnal AgllurdI probably will bo secio-
tnry of stafo. Tho popo yielding to
preswiro exorcised by the forolgn ear-
idlnals who aro anxious to return to
tholr rospectlvo countries has Codd-
ed that his coronation shall tako place
Popo Plus today received members
of an American pilgrimage to Rome
led by Father McGownn of Now York.
This constitutes an ovont of consider-
able significance tho American pil-
grims being thus tho first to bo ad-
court house. In the companY of the at
torney general. The govftrur was
tho first to enter the Jury room. Ho
remained about five minutes and was
followed by Cook Williams and Allen
who remained only a short time
John A. Lee arrivd oa the noon
train from St Louis. Ha will be tho
chief witness this afternoon.
(Wind and Rain Storm
Sweeps Through Wisconsin
I By Associated Pi I
j La Crosse Wis. Aug. 8.--During .i
fierce wind and rain storm early toda
the steamer Lyon wan torn from her
moorings on hte river front and uvui"
through the cloned draw of the waK""
bridge. The pilot house and upr '
f works wero swept off clean and th'
Aat drifted helplessly down the rtvr
'sfljby Iaunchos w&re lorn from their
' moorings. Grain In this vicinity was
laid low and otlw damage dona.
Tho small son of Judge Cruni of El
nao was run over twice by a house
moving truck while loaflns la ti
street but escaped without getting
I even the enwt broken.
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