The Guthrie Daily Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 105, Ed. 1, Thursday, September 17, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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THE GUTHRIE! DAILY LEADER.
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STORY PAGE 7
GUTHRIE OKLAHOMA THURSDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 17 190S.
WERE LATE IN FILING
LIST OF PRESIDEN-
DERELICT IN DUTV
Carried List o! Nominees in
Pocket Until Time Limit
Tho supremo court Into yesterday
evening refused to issue a writ of man-
damus sought by .1. K. Brewer of
Guthrie and W. 11. McKnight of Hast-
ings representing tlio Prohibition
party r.f Oklahoma to compel tho stato
election board to accept and placo on
the state ballots their list of presi-
dential electors. Secietary Linn of
tho election board refused to acept tho
list of electors claiming that It wan
not filed within tho limit specified by
the law September 1.
The court interpreted the law to
prescribe September 1 as the limit for
filing but made the decision more
clinching by tho position that even
hough tho limit could bo stretched to
September 10 as the petitioners con-
tended it wns optional with tho
board and their request having been
refused the prohlbitlculsts hod no
rccouise In court.
Tho petitioners assert that tho law
Is not distinct as to tiio dnto for fil-
ing the electoral list and that tha
spirit of tbe statute is not to disfran-
chise any votera. It Is further stated
that the list' was submitted in time Tor
tho secretary to include it with thoso
cf the other parties.
Tho section of the primary ulcotlon
law which relates to the filing of can-
didates' nameB and which tho prohi-
bitionists claim Is ambiguous provides
'tlio stato election board shall cause
proper copy to be prepared on tr be-
fore the first dny of Septombor suc-
ceeding each primary election from
which shall he pi lined tho state elec-
Secretary Linn construed tho sec
tlou to be positive in its natu.o and
consequently Informed tho represen-
tative of the Prohibition party that he
was too late whop ho submitted tho
list Soptomber 10.
Tho writ of tho petitioners cul's at-
tention to tho provision of iho mw re-
quiring tho state printer to advertise
for bids fcr printing tho ballo'ts be-
tween September 1 and 10 and claims
that by filing the electoral Hat within
that limit tho spirit of tho law wjb
cum it nut
Tho Prohibition leaders are up In
the air over their Inability to get on
tho ticket but admit that It Is the
fault of nn officer at the Oklahoma
City convention .who carried tbe list
In his pecket until It was too late
T IS THE COUNTY SEfll
Acting Governor Bellamy today Is-
sued a proclamation declaring Durant
tlio county seat of Bryan county. The
voto us canvassed by tho governor Is
as follows: Blue H7; Bochlto 006;
Durant 2803 and Sterrett 593.
Special to Dally Leader.
Oklahoma City. Okla Sept. 17
Lured to a lonely spot In Central park
addition east of tho Belle Isle car
line Mis. Pearl 'Pearson 21 wife of
Harry Pe.-m.oii. J29 West Reno street
was shot and fatally wounded by Harry
Parker 28 a grain inspector from
loin Has. at 4 o'clock yesterday after -
noon. She died on tho operating table
in itoiaters hospital at s o clock last -
night. Parker escorted.
According to t&5 atery told by Mrs.
Pearson a short timo aftor tho trag-
edy the crimo was Inspired elthor by
ulihcly love-or a.lust for gold.
Representing himself as tjie. owiiqr
of fifteen lots -In Central 'prtfU addi
tion j'arxer usKCd .Mrs I'curstm to no-
come his agent and soil them us he
was going away. SI10 wns to receive a train going north during the night
hair of tue Rolling price as commission.! Onoumnawa'i ttpwyoj nt th. Santa" IV
They went to look nt the 'properly (yard. nil ailgt Qhlpf of Polleo
yesterday afternoon tailing tiro car to.' MltuheU .to locate Parker and keop
Tltlrty-flftli street and then going sev him fr.m geitinB out of town. Hall-
erai oiockb east i uero in nn isolated
place Parker asked Mrs. Pearson to
flee with mm to Mexico.
Drawing a .32 eallbro revolver Park-
er then shot her three tline.
He then took Mrs. Pearson's two
diamonds worth 200 and fled.
Parker the slayer of Mrs Pearson
ML PROTECT . NATIVE BIRDS
H' Aty Associated rress.l
liUitdltfK' Cal. Sept. 17. Uy order
at President Hoosovelt about 70.000
tiures of land adjoining tho Oregon-
California lino are to bo sot aside as
a resen ation for tho propagation and
protection of all native birds. Tho or-
der lnchMes land not suitable for ng-l-cultural
purposes. Tho land is prob-
ably tbe groalost breeding ground In
tlio world for water fowl.
WILL ENLIGHTEN NEW YORK
The stato bonking L. ard today sont
1000 cplOB t.f iho Ollaboma depos-
itors' guarantee- law to Democratic
state hendquaitors a Now Yorlc Clti
10 bo ui-ed in the ca'ipa'gn. Printed
111 tho pamphl t w h tho banking law
is the Oklahoma cons' itut ion.
Tho total enroll'ii-st today In th
city schools . by & per cent the
largos of any prevlou- year. The
sehool-bulldlt gs now ao crowded and
City Sunerlntndent It C. Cntn stated
today that n. '.0 ricin viuld have to
bo provded bv tho kIiooI board liefon
the new o.'lll!ng.i at completed
which will be Jniiuvy 1. 1000. T!i.
total enrollment today was over 220)
Thoro 'p an excepiiriiMly largo enroll-
ment ibis yoar at T-j.n-u and Lincoln
school.' thert neing over 325 enrolled
In tho i.ittor. Iho eucllment at Cap-
ital I'll! an' Doughu a increased.
but tho cnrnllmeii' at Central school
Is about th fame as p: this timo lnt
Tbo enrollment a the Logan county
high school today reached 410 and the
slxu-one enrolled In tho high school
separate makes a total enrollment of
471 which 13 2." per cent Increase over
last year'senrcllment nt this timo.
Chairman Joo Norris nt the Ilepub-
llcan stato committee mnkes serious
complaint bedim so mon to work at
headquarters aro hard to find.
Ho Is offering from 2.50 to ffi a day
and oxponses to mon to work at hoad-
quarters. Both whlto and black men
are wanted. Thus far not over 36 mon
havo applied for positions ut the lone.
Only Hepubllcans who ara well ac-
quainted with farmers and who can
drive toams which aro supplied free of
charge are wanted.
Acting Governor Geo. Bellamy to-
day granted a reprlove to Will John-
son colored until Friday November
13 1008 Johnson was to bo hanged
tomorrow at Tocumsah for assaulting
and killing Mrs. Cupp an aged worn-
an early last Bprlng noar that ;dace.
The only thing that saved Johnson
rrom hanglug tomorrow was the fac.
that he lu.s an appeal pending in the
. was in Guthrie Iobi night and tho
local authorities might have captured
him had the Oklahoma City officers
given -an accurate description of the
man to the officers hero as soon as
'the news of the crime was received
by them Parker arrived hero aftor
dark last night on the engine tender
of the Santa Po local- Ho left Hollo
Isle In n buggy and caught the local
freight near Urltton. The officers had
not been notified bore cf the murder
until after the train had arrived and
towing to tho limited forte and a poor
description all offorts to locate tbe
man beforo ho cot out on an early
nv rnjng freight bound north were of
no avail. Parker approached a switch
man in the local yards and flfrored him
11 doiinr to put him t into a box car of
roan men noiuicu tue pouco tins morn-
lng that a man was seen on the engine
tender or a freight train which loft
here early this morning.
II Is thought that Parker boarded
tho train nt tiiu junction north of the
Mr- and Mr. J W Scotborn fiao
returned from a visit irt Goodnight.
' -FIR MEN
1 .i.j-. . jj j
So great la tho Interest in John D. Rockefeller's autobiography that iNfi to
be printed In twolve lnnguases. I'ubllBliei-'a Announcement.
Hundreds of the leading society la
dles of tho capital city called ut nam-
say Brothers Dry Goods storo today to
attend the fall opening of the suit mid
millinery departments of that large
department store. Miss Nnnlo Strat-
ton. head of the sultu department has
Justu returned from a trip to New
York and the Knsiorn cities where
she purchased the very latest tailor-
made suits on the market Including
tho latest dlrqctolre gowns. This de-
partment Is showing tho largest Hue of
ladies' ready to wear garments that
has ever boon shown In tho city. airs.
Tidbnll hoad milliner has recently
returned from a trip from tho Hast
whore she purchased tho latost de-
signs In head gear. Sho purchased a
largqi variety of shapes and colors
knowing thct many feminine shoppers
did not buj hats which Uioe did not
liko Just because thoy wore file style.
She 1ms the latest designs in all shapes
and colors. The storo presented an
attractive appoaranco today the win-
dows and tho interior of the store be-
ing artistically decorated for tho oc-
casion by Mlko Cussen he.td of the
dress goods department who has the
latest and most beautlfulu creations
of silk and dress goods to show his
many friends. Manager .1. A. Milne
who spent the summer In the East
purchasing the fall stock for tho store
gave oath caller a cordial greeting.
Manager Milne's strong personality
and his painstaking methods in en-
deavoring to please every customer
has built up a .largo patronage of the
CRELSEA FAIR IS A HUMMER
Special to Dally Loader.
Chelsea Okla. Sept. 17 The Choi-
sea fair opened today under auspicious
circumstances. Entries nro numer-
ous ahd the attendance qulto largo.
Chelsea has profited inuoh by agri-
culturalists coming Into the prairie
region for tho past year and the
heavy developments for oil In 'he Vor
dlgris valley aids the oldor field liore
owlns to tho distillery using a good
output of the local field production.
The fair attendance will serve to
bring the agriculturalists and the oil
men In closer sympathy and each
class has numerous entries.
Special to Daily Loader.
Vinlta Okla 8opt. 17. Vlnlla's or-
der for two additional mhos of pave
ment is to be followed with radical
improvements throughout the city.
The removal of restrictions from In
dian lauds wilt do moro for Vlnlu
than any other city of the state as
Craig county is the banner farming
country Of Oklahoma and the grout
trunk lines from both north and
south west to east furnish a mark-it
not surpassed In Oklahoma.
4 - (py Associated Press.)
Chicago Sept J7. Two men were
run down and killed by railroad
trains; the engineer and fireman were
Injured when an engino and hTM
cars woro derailed; nn Interurban oar
from Aurora crashed Into an elevat-
ed train on thu Oak Park Incline. In
juring several passengors and throa
minor crossliig accidents occurred this
morning as tbo result of a dehso fog;
covering tun city Trartie iy railroad
ana water was ac-iayed.
DUE TO IOC
Mar H. Evmer f'l.-tl suit In 'he
distrlc. court today ajalm-t P. M. Uy-
mor asking for " dl 1 rce and recov
ry of property whit! she claims to
have held prior to her .nairloge to the
The plalntlft stnt s in her petition
lm she wa? a widow when sho mar-
ilnd the dofendan'o:i September 14
1907 a.d had four rr'ldion ranging
from Id to 4 veaa o.r. Sho alleges
hey resided m Crescent and lived oft
.ho Income of n farm lot- lior by her
former husband. Shi.iu-ther alleges
that she and Ho chlMen looked aftor
ho fanning cf tho plr.co and the de-
fendant wim only a n.tr boarder. Sho
:diargoi the defend"' v.lth placing
n mortgage on tho r .-ps of the place
and lh livnvlnnk wKlrlt lmlnin.ml tn
her In tho i-uni 01 yJ.2t six weoks
K milium nv. cuitV''iiM .0110 cimrges
the deifiiduiit wlthv fxtiomo cmolt
HlllCO .l.imin.-T hint nl'i rtnp- Hint clio
had b"Ui cilled vile iinir.es by him
ami mat ne nail ncourtd her of bolng
Tnzv Mnt 111? .-lirrlf ml tn linvi Imp
examined hetoro tue ounty Insanln
board Th piaintiff fu.'.her assorts
mat tn- uti -mian iui oeen exliynie
ly cruo' toward her th.'.'dren.
Only 'the finely Interference of Ccl.
Cli'onee II Dough it Mti'.cf .
prevented an open rupture hotwtten
National Committeeman Cash M Cade
of Shawnee and State Chairman Joe
Harris Sunday night. For a few mo
ments the sharp xutlerjil words of
Cade wafted ovpi tbe traimtm in tfe-
publlcan state lieu Jqnurt era ex pr eas-
ing In both quality and quantity the
disapproval of Morris' campaign
methods NorrU' replies ware dellvw-
ed In a slow well measured tone but
there vm a touch of excitement as the
Thereby hangs u Ul:
When the waning Heinbllcu fac-
tions Hlgnutl a iia( protocol at their
last state conveuti n Cash 'M. Code
dofentod In hU flKlit to sooure tbe
selection of Judge Gllleltn to succel
Charlie Hunter w.is led to believe that
ho would life reslli tlie head of ttiV Hv
publican campaigM CaJe went home
and go told big fiUndsnt Shawnee He
oven went far as ti secure an as-
sistant in hU bank that ho might de-
vote much of hl time nt headquarters.
Tbe national committee was Instructed
by Cade to deal who hhn. and not
through Nonis When this news
reached the MoCulru oamj) N'orrls ox-
p7esed himself freely to a srqup of
tho faithful. AS such things usually
(ConttnvM oh Page 8.
I I Iwl I W Em
' FOR MORAN
ING OF YOUNG BEEM-
OF ENTIRE INNOCENCE
Probable Thai Acting Governor
Will Follow Stale Board's
The stnto pardon beard today rocom-
momlod to Acting Governor Goo. W.
Bollamy tho granting of a pardon to
Georgo Mornn sentenced In 1003 to
llto imprisonment ns bolng one of the
bandits who hold up Dr. 55. E Beom-
blossom and party as thoy woro cross-
ing what is known ns the Kiowa and
Comancho country snortly nfter the
opening of that country to settlement.
Tho holdup took place In Comanche
county noar Lawton and tho fcur-yoar
old son of Dr. Boomblossoni wnb killed
during tho battle. Moran and Horace
G. Porklns wro arrcstod and were
tried in the district court of Comanche
county lit 1902. Perkins never denied
his guilt and was sentenced to llfo im-
prisonment. Whon Mcran was tried
the caso losulted In a hung Jury. This
wns the first cobo prosecuted by S. M.
Cuniilnghnm who Is still county at-
tornoy of Comancho county nnd who
presumed tho matter to the pardon
board today asking for tbo pardon of
Moron stating that ho had gone out-
side of tho record of tho court mill
found evidence which proved without
a doubt that Moron was nover 0110 of
tho party of bandits.
Difrlng tho first trial Moran'a frlonds
from Indian Territory testified that he
was wlUi thorn nt the time of the
The ofrioers bellovod these men to
bo testifying to nn alibi and bad tbom
arrested on perjury charges. Horace
G. Cuinpbellono of the men was con-
victed and sont to tho penltontlnry for
a torm of twonty yeurs but wns par-
doned by Oovornor Haskoll thrao
months ago upon recommendation of
County Attorney Cunningham. Chr.rllo
McN'nught tho socond man tried wns
also found guilty but the trial Judge
set asldo the verdict stating thin tbo
men were not testifying to an untruth
and woro not guilty of perjury dis-
missing the cases against tlio remaind-
er of the parties.
Whon Mornn was tried tho second
time In 1003 he was found guilty of
murder In tho flist degree and sen-
tenced to llfo Imprisonment. Tho wit-
nodsea who testified as to Moran's In-
ncoonco wero not permitted to testify
at this trial and no defense wns put
up by Moran. County Attorney Cun-
ningham says that Horace CI. Porklns
who has novc denied hi guilt in tho
matter positively asert that Mornn
was not In the party and is an luno
cent man. Dr. Deemhlossom who wns
Instrumental In seeing that the. case
was vigorously prosecuted stated a
short time before his death It is al-
leged that he might have boon mis-
taken as to the identity of Mornn
although he positively Identifies him
as one of rhe bandits on the witness
stand during the trlnl.
Dr. Bebmbjoseom was shot and kill
ed noar Oklahoma City about a year
ngo. He was a prominent charue&r in
Oklahoma and wns secretary of Uie
Territorial Live Stock bureau under
ox-Governor T. II. I'erguson. Tho
case has attracted stato wldo attention
and applications for iwrdons for Mor-
an hsve been made to former gover-
nors. Paper are being drawn for a pardon
for a pardon for Moran and It Is
thought that Acting Governor Bellamy
will Issue u pardon late this afternoon
giving Mornn his freedom.
Santa I'e Trainmaster W. H. Pldler
is here from Arkansas City.
(By Associated Press.)
New York Sept. 17. W. J. Bryan
arrived here today from HothetJUr en
route to Delaware where he speaks
at Harrllton this afternoon and Wil-
mington tonight. The train was ovr
an hour late and the Bryan party hur-
ried to Jersy Cltr lu un autttomohllo
where n special train was engaged to
take them to Delawdre. Bryan will
return to this city and address a mats
meeting at Carnegie hall tomorrow
This was Snntn To day boforo tho
corporation commission. General Man
agor it. J. Parker nnd Attorney J. II.
Cottlnglinm represented tho company
at tho hearings. Tho complaints of
citizens of Oago for a spur nnd switch
and ot cltUons ot Pargo for depot
building and night ngont wore passed
until tomorrow wltnosses not belnT
present. Tho complaints by elusions of
Shawnee nsklng for stroot crossing
and by cltlsona of Cherokeo nsklng
for a physical connection with the
Choctaw woro honrd. Tho enso ot
oltlzens ot Hobnrt asking for depot
facilities at Cambrldgo nnd citizens
of Proderiek against tho Western Un-
ion Tologrnph Co.. asking for nn up-
town office which wero on today's
docket woro nlso hoard and submit-
P. O. Lilt? or the P. O Lutz Dry
Ooods company. Is greatly gratified
with tho outlook for Guthrlo.
"Buslnoss Is Increasing nil tho time"
snld Mr. Lutz today. "Guthrlo has
pormnnoncy and there Is a good tow
Mr. Lutz denies the story started by
If. C. Gubs tbnt ho had taken out a
mnstor soninnn's llrouso. During tho
summer Lutz cruised on Lnko Michi-
gan In n motor bont and nsldn from a
Tow collisions with boll-buoys man-
aged to esenpo serious nccldent. Sov-
eral ngentg for steamship linos havo
tried to sell a few vossols but ho ro-
fu to buy.
"I'm only a. summer sailor" says
Lutz "and I show up bettor as n Jack
Tar than Guss does on roller skates."
"I am parrylpK a heavier slock ot
clothing nriw than I ever did before"
said J. J. Abell this morning. "I do
UiJs bemuse th business Justifies it
The goods nro quickly put out; nil our
stuff is direct to us from tho mills of
the Intost pattern. I am immensely
pleased with the bitBlnosa outlook. M
business has Increased 10 per cent
over Inst yenr. I advertise In The
leader exclusively nnd 1 got results.'
Mr. Aboil utlllzos evory Inch or the
spnett In his building upstnlrs and
down. Just now he is building up n
nig snoo 'lepnrtment.
Superintendent E. W. Vance or the
Ktnlo nreo omtilrnniant liurenii. wnnt
to Oklahoma City tills morning whore
110 opens up a branch employment
Senator Clarenco Davl of Brlstow
Is In the city today on business with'
the school land department. ' I have
had my ear clone to the ground In
Eastern Oklahonm" said Davis and
I am highly plenxed with what I heat.
A majority of 45.001) for Ilrvnn tr n
conservative estimate TheBe vi wh
attack on the state administration by
tho itepubllean press are having no
elfect on the voters "
BOARD CERTIFIES VALUATIONS
The state board o( equalization has
certified the assessed valuation of
public servlie corporations in Iigan
county to County Clerk Dick Morgan.
The valuation of tbe Atchison To-
pe k a & Santa Pe In the county omit-
ting the Kastern Oklahoma line is
piuced at $2025121 as follows:
Main line 83 38 miles of main Hoe
traok. at $46000 a mile $1107000;
Ki.Oi mltos of side track at $G000 pr
mile $00210; valuation of buildings
$5!.08.ri; valuation ot Pullman Palace
cars $930 computed at thtt rate of
$27U per mlto; total valuation. $1853-
825. Knd branch 8.73 miles of twin
line track nt $20M) a niJle $060703;
2 11 miles side traok n( $fl000 rajla
$10500; bulklliiHs valued at $12.350K
making a total taluutlou of $685.tJ90
for Hnld brunch.
Guthrie branoh th fashion 21 07
mlle main truck at $21 .Vie a wile.
$100560 2 80 miles sidt-ttaik at $''.000.
$11150 buildings $3276 itmUii total
Seward branch 10.00 miles main
line track ut $18310 a mile. $101. 0SC;
.73 mile sidetrack $2180; buildings
The assessed valuation of the Pion-
eer Telegraph Co.. In the county and
cliy Is given at $80731 of whbh $57.-
GG2 Is tho valuation placed upon to
NOT AWARE INJUNCTION
WOULD BE MADE
WHEN HE GAVE ORDERS
TO EXPEDITE EDITION
Taking ol Testimony Resumed
In Buck Stove Company
(By Associated Pross.)
Washington D. C. Sept. 17 Tlio
taking ot tostimoiiy In tho Gompers-Mltcholl-Morrison
case In connection with tho bucks
Stove nnd Hango company antl-boycot
proceedings ngalnst those officers ot
tho American Pederatioti of Labor
was resumed by Examiner Harper to
day with Gompers on tho stand Dav-
enport interrogator for the prosecu
tion sought especially to develop facts
concerning the circulation of the Jan
uary Issueu ot tho "Pederatlonlst"
tho official publication of tho orjtanl.
zation which number Oombers has
stated was expedited In order to be
gotten out before tho injunction
'llOUllldtl bccoillH nnornMvo nnm.ioro
xild that whon ho gova orders for ihe
u.vcuiuon ot mo mailing ot tho edi-
tibn lie was not nwaro tho injunction
would bo made operative but on tha
contrary had considered It possible
that the Stovo compshrdlucfmcnit cmf
that tho stovo company would rest
satisfied aftor obtaining Justice
Gould's opinion nnd would not furth-
er prosecute tho matter. After tho
Injunction wont Into effect ho had not
done anything fo head off tho copies
that had been tilncbd In tim mntta m
sold to news "piipanlos.
Why has not Guthrlo a milk Inspect-
Section 1 1 of tho puro food law gtvoa
the city council authority to appoint
an inspector of milk.
LANB APPRAISERS GET BUSY
Special school land appraisers aro
rapidly leaving for their duties
throughout tho school land tUslrlcts.
Major Dickinson loaves thlfc evening
for Shnttuck from whenco ho and
three other outfits (three to each)
will drive to Cimarron county a dis-
tance of 170 miles there to commence
work. Numerous appraisers nro a-
reudy to the lands In nearby counties.
General Superintendent It. J Parker
or the Eastern grand division of tbe
Santa Pe It. here tr m Newton today
on matters boforo tbe corpm.iM.JH
valuation ot tlu 'ompan piopcit)
In tbe city
The valuation r tho Gutbn Light
and Power Co is piuced at jnimn
while the Guthrie Gas Light an.l Pint
(' . Ik vuhii-.i at $.Woo Thi- kaiua
tlcn puu-i'.l on Pcwi.il Tlrrapli 1 1
or Text. U $3410.
The statu board has not o. rrifi-1
any other assessments against juoi c
service corporations tt tbe t-.nrry
OPENS NEW CRIMINAL COURT
B. W. Meeks. marshal of tho cor
porutlon oommlsslon. Iwl the honor
af oiwnrng for tle first time tue crlnv
inal cburtof appeato of the stato ycs
terday afternoon when the court nut
in the supreme court .00m to organ-
ize Mr. Meeks Is a faithful worker
anil ha Iwd much experience as a
court crier. He had assisted Marshal
PteM. of the supreme court with his
duties as court erler at different times.
(By Astoclated Press.)
Chicago. 8ept 17.Partly cloudy to.
night and Prlday jtot much e:nnEQ
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