Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1913 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, la 13
ti.DO PER TISA*
CIMARRON VALLEY FAIR
TAKING ON PROPORTIONS
The Cimarron Valley Fair Associa-
tion lias now a full corps of commit-
tees and all are working to make the
fair a success.
The Park Board has awarded the
contract to Mike Cassidy the making
of the race track and he began work
Harry Kaley is out over the county
putting up poster paper advertising
riie fair. Fourteen towns are being
The building and grounds commit-
tee is laying out ground for the horse
and other live stock stables.
An acceptable bid for moving the
Electric pavillion has been received.
The street car company is tearing
up its track and moving it to give
place to a large amphitheater.
Now that things are ctualiy starting
everybody is enthusiastic and pushing.
At a directors' meeting Monday af-
ternoon the following committees
Building and grounds: George Wat-
kins, L. H. Selsor, George Speers and
E. W. Furrow.
Stock subscriptions: William Rejahl,
S. Varley, Charles Olson, W. P. Brooks
and Sam Smith.
Racing Program: E. W. Furrow,
George Watkins, Charles Wachob, E.
R. Wells and John Householder.
Amusements: Bill Brooks, G. T.
Stapleton, C. M. Sarshet, Happy Fow-
ler and L. H. Selsor.
Special Premiums: Mrs. Finch, Mrs.
Mike Cassidy and Mrs. E. E. Tallman.
Anti-Horse Thief Association Day:
Walter Humphrey, Lincoln Allen, A.
A. Frisbie and Charles Walters.
At another meeting Thursday after-
noon the following superintendents of
departments were appointed:
Horses and Mules—N. Holman.
Cattle—L. H. Selsor.
Sheep and Swine—F. M. Rinehart.
Poultry—Dr. J. W. Duke.
Domestic Science—Katherine Cas-
Textile Work—Mrs. Web Baker.
Farm, Field and Grain Products—W
Orchard Products—I. W. Allender.
Boys and Girls Federal Club Dept.—
J. A. Farquharson.
Educational and A. & M. College
Club Dept.—Marguerite Doolittie.
Superintendent of Grounds—Ed
Superintendent of Concessions—Bill
Those who now drive to the Elec-
tric Park realize that it is one of the
best grounds for State Fair purposes
In the state.
Logan county has the best crops in
the state this season and can put up a
'air ever held in Rogers county.
in an interview this morning, Mr.
b^red Walker, president of the Fair
Association, said that the catalog
would be out sometime next week;
and that three full pages of the cat-
alog would be devoted to the premium
lists of the Dry Farming Congress to
be held in Tulsa in October. Mr. Walk-
er said he wanted to arrange for all
the exhibits of the Rogers County Fair
to be taken to Tulsa, and that he wan-
to try and interest each farmer in the
county to this extent. Mr. Dick Wells
a prominent attorney here, who has
recently been elected secretary of the
Fair association is doing some excel-
lent work. He seems to fit right in
with the work.
Woodward, Okla., Aug. 14.—The
Woodward County Fair will be held
Tuesday. September 9th and continu-
ing till Friday, the 12th. The program
and attractions are better this year
man ever before and the fair will bo
ihe best one yet held if the fanners
,md others having exhibits will see
that they are in place. While the
crop conditions are not a3 good as in
*'ime former years, a very creditable
showing < tai be made and nothing
will h-'.o t! is section more than a
good show mi in such a season as we
have had lli* year. C. W. Herod of
Woodward is secretary
In Blaine County.
Watonga, Okla., Aug. 14.—The fair
this year will be along the line of ag-
ricultural exhibits more so than ever
before while the racing will be as good
if not faster material on the track ,
than previously, yet the large end of
'he premiums will be given for the
agricultural and horticultural exhib- [
Hs. Arrangements have been made for
it first class carnival company to show I
vithin the city limits. The dates of
*.he fair have been set for August 26,
•57, 28 and 29.
tlosrers County Fair.
Claremore, Okla. Aug. 14.—Big prep-
arations are being made for the Clare-
more fair which will be held here on
September 24, 25, and 26, and which
promises to be the most successful
County Fair at Grand.
Grand, Okla., Aug. 14.—Arrange-
ments are being perfected to hold the
regular county fair here this fall, the
dates having been selected as eptem-
ber 17, IS, and 19, inclusive. B. A.
Clark is president of the fair associ-
ation and A. J. Miller secretary, and
they are working hard to make the
fair a success. Fanners throughout
Ellis county are very enthusiastic over
crop prospects, as this section of the
state has been favored with rains and
there is every prospect for good crop3.
Baloon ascensions will be one of the
main features of the entertainment
during the fair.
In Caddo County.
Anadarko, Okla., Aug. 14.—The Cad-
do County annual fair will be held at
Anadarko on eptember 15, 16, 17 and
IS at League park, north of the city.
League park is an ideal place to hold
a fair, being situated just two blocks
north of the postofflce, at the end of
Sixth street. Also the park is just
two blocks west and two north of the
Rock Island station.
On September 15 will be the chil-
dren's day and demonstration club-
work of the boys' and girls' agricul-
Caddo county fair day proper will
be on September 17, and the prizes
will be awarded.
The last day, September 18, will be
devoted to the sale of fine stock in the
forenoon and in the afternoon there
will be a real old-fashioned roping con
test. Already several "cow-tiers" from
different parts of the state have sig-
nified their intentions of being here on
that day. A herd of real old fashioned
Texas longhorns will be on hand and
the old cowman will be seen at his
The park is just west of the Kiova
agency reserve an dthe Riverside In-
dian Boarding school is only one mile
north, so there will be plenty of In-
dians on hand.
NOT ENOUGH ALFALFA TO
RUN MILLS. |
Convention of Alfalfa Feed Mil-
lers Develops That Many
Must Close Down this
Wichita, Aug. 13.—Alfalfa meal,
a product orglnated by Ott 'o Weiss
of Wichita, Willi be sky high this
fall and winter, declared alfalfa mil-
lers who were in Wichita on Mon-
day and Tuesday attending the fifth
meeting of the Alfalfa Millers' as-
fc'omtton. The llgiht crop fef alfalfa
"this year caused by dlry weather Is
the reason advanced by tihe millers
for their prophecy.
Millers further decllare that only
a few mills would be running this
winteir and that they ,will be the
largest ones. The smaller ones
•will be closed in the fall and remialn
so until next Bpring. They, might
conceded the millers, run for a time
If a good irain will lcame and help
produce a heavy crop. Even then
there would not be enough to run
the mills all through the winter.
Otto Weiss, president o fthe Weiss
Alfalfa Mil* stated at the conven-
tion that he had abandoned until
Farm Exhibit at Perry.
Perry. Okla , Aug. 14.—The business
men of Perry have subscribed 700 as
a starter for the big two-day celebra-
tion of the Strip opening anniversary
cplohi-atlnn to be held in Perry Sep-
tember 15th and 16th.
Added to this amount will be $700
more which will all go in the jack pot
t^) give the people the biggest show
ever put on in Perry.
The farm exhibit of course will be a
feature. $100 will be added as a pre-
mium for the winner from Noble Co.,
at the Tulsa dry farming show in Oc-
tober. The following were appointed
as executive committee with instruc-
tions to got busy at once: Harry
Shortman, Fred Beers, Jim Taylor, A.
W'. Tucker and Bert Meshek.
County Fair at Pawhuska.
Pawhuska .Aug. 14.—The first an-
nual fair of the Wah-shah-she (Osage
county) fair will open at Pawhuska
on September 9 and continue to the
12th. There is a long list of prem-
iums and there will be fine stock and
a lot of good races.
County fairs will be ueld also at
Vinita, McAlester, Altus, Newkirk and
other points in the state. Each fair
association will Select exhibits for
the dry farming exposition at Tulsa
in October and the state fairs at Mus-
kogee and Okla. City.
next ye&ir his plan to ship alfalfa
meal to Glascow, Ireland, and Ger-
many. He had dompleted his ar-
rangements to ship to Glascow in
the near future. His reasons were
that prices would be too high to
ship. Mr. Weiss plans to ship alfal-
fa into Wichita from Colorado Idaho
and Montana to use in his mill.
About twenty dtelegiates were pre-
sent at the convention. The repre-
sented nearly every mill in Kansas,
Nebraska and Oklahoma. Colorado
millers are just starting upon their
tall run and were unable Co attend.
The millers decided to make Wichita
the meeting pliace of the association
in t/he future. Another meeting will
be held in the w nter to diseusB
In the elect'on of officers, Otto
Weiss was elected president. Mr.
Wei sis was offered the position last
year but refused to accept it. The
other officers elected were: W W
OhuncSi, Clinton, Okla., first vice-
president; R. M. Willfejms Superior
Neb., second vice-president; Dr. J.
T. Axtell, Newton, Kan., Third vice-
president; A. M. Dick. Cherokee, Ok.
wiurth vice-president; Charles
Wright, 'Wich/lta, secretary and treas
ROCK INLAND SILO AND CAN
NING SPECIAL HERE
The Rock Island silo special will ar-
rive in Guthrie at 11:30, Thursday,
August 28 and remain until 1 o'clock
in the afternoon. The speaking will
be from the Rock Island Depot, South
Division. This train will contain
something of interest to every citizen
of this county. Men and boys will be
interested in the display of silos and
in listening to the lectures concerning
silos and silage.
While men and boys are listening to
lectures on how to can feed for stock
the women and girls will be enter-
tained with lectures on how to can
food for the family. All sorts of hot
water and steam home canners will
be displayed on a flat car. Women
lecturers will give demonstrations in
the use of home canners. These lec-
turers, assisted by six young ladies
of this county will demonstrate the
canning of fruit in glass jars and of
canning vegetables in tin cans. As
the work is performed, lecturers will
explain how and why it is done. There
will also be a display of canned fruit
and vegetables put up by members of
the IT. s. Department of Agriculture
Girls' Canning clubs.
The canning demonstrations will be
under the supervision of the U. S.
department of Agriculture Boys' and
Girls' Demonstration Club work. An
explanation will be made of how tiiis
county may secure this work for next
year. Every woman and girl who can
possibly do so should be on baud at
the depot promptly at the hour for the
arrival of the train.
T. M. Jeffords, superintendent in
Oklahoma of the boys' and girls
farm club .work conducted by the
federal! government, is making ex-
tensive preparations for the part his
department will take in connect, ton
with the silo special train which
tihe Rock Island Railroad will op-
erate over its roads in Oklahoma,
commencing at Elk city Monday
Superintendent Jeffords is having
'a special fiat car [prepared to be
taken on the trip. The car will be
covered with canvas canopy and
used for canning demonstrations to
be used at each stop made. Fruits
anid' vegetables will be canned at
stops under the immediate direction
of women agents etmiployeed by the
The banks in each of the towns to
be visted have been requested by
SU'perintedent Jeffords to appoint
six young women living in the com-
munity to do the actual work of
canning, under the supervision of
the women agents. As the girls fol-
io* instructions given by the women
agents, experts will deliver kietures
on the subject, tell ng wihy the
fruit and vegetables are put up in
the manner specified.
In the county seat towns of the
counties of Greer, Caddo, King-
fisher:, Oklahoma, Carter and Pitta-
burg are stationed* women agents of
the federal government and these
women will have on exhibition cams
and jars of fruit pu<t up by mem-
bers of the boys' and girls' clubs.
At ealch of these towns the women
agents will select a team of six
g 8'lis, the most ts (members of
tile clubs, who will give a practical
illustration of the work the federal
government Is doing along the l.nes
of educating the girls to can fruit
and vegetables. These - giils ie-
cted by the Women agents will be
in add tion ito the girls selected by
Tile flat car which Mr. Jeffords
will attach to the silo epi. <
will carry varrous types of canners.
iboth steam and hot water, -which
'have been approved (by the federal
On the flat car will also be a dis-
play pf fruits and vegetables that
lilave been canned by members of the
various" cliubs in Oklahoma.
Mr. Jeffords will jo.n the silo
special atSayre., Okla., where the
first canning demonstration w;ll be
A "VAGRANT" CARRIED $20,000
Pittsburg Police Found the Money In
Lining: of Prisoner's Coat.
Pittsburg, Aug., 13.—When J. K.
Scott, 90 years old, was searched after
being arrested for vagrancy, the police
found $20,000 sewed in the lining of
LEASE MONEY IS ASKEI) IN Sl IT
A large number of suits were filed
Tuesday with Clerk Dolde in the
United States District court for the
recovery of lease money from lease-
holders of '.In.lian Allotments. Twelve
suits were filed by Unilted Sitates
District Attorney Boairdimen and De-
puty Taylor, as follows: Against
■>onn P. Palmer andMartha Palmier,
Osage county $600; Ed. S. Brown
Ofvage county $1893.75; Mary W.
Daly Osage county $1,'79; Andrew
J. Aday and Julius F. Stevens, Pott-
awatomie county, $225; Mary Wink-
leman, John Quillings and J. H.
lx>okobaugh. Watonga, $90; Robert
Small, Jacob Dole land Jose ph
Springer, Perkins $100; Bernia Wet-
tengal and Jacob Pester, Canton.
$284; Flrank E. Buckely. William
R. <Stroder and John P. Hull, Red
Rock, $105; Philip Quirk, King-
fisher, $200; Walter W. Addison,
WilMalml M. Gardner and Benjmladn
Davis Cushing. $125; James M. Poul
ter, Albert Goo«ev and J John Goosey
Pawnee $25; William Langelv Tobp
n and George A. Pellolws
Rials ton, $85.
SAFE ItlMlHIMi STORY DOESN'T
SAVE FORMER SCHOOL LAND
J. Wash Sorrel Is Round Over to the
District Court in Spite of Attempt
of Defense to Show that Money
Might Have heen Stolen from Safe
by Negro Janitor.
Oklahoma City, Aug. 12.—Develop-
ments in the preliminary hearing Fri-
day morning of J. Wash Sorrells on
the charge of embezzlins $7,447.32 from
the state school land department while
he was cashier went to show that at-
torneys for the defense will attempt
to prove that the money was stolen by
persons other than Sorrells himself.
The possibility that others in the em-
ploy of the department who were given
access to the room where the safe was
kept, might have taken the money
from the safe, figured prominently in
the preliminary hearing Friday. After
the hearing Justice of the Peace Don-
nell ordered orrells bound over to the
district court of Oklahoma county
His bond was fixed at $2500 which Is
the amount orrells gave as bond to
appear at the preliminary hearing.
The only witnesses called at the
premilinary hearing were ecretary
Williams and Colin Valentine, who
made the report o fthe ulleged short
age. The testimony of the two wit-
nesses went to show that the money
must have been stolen from the cash
drawer. Had it been taken from the
bank, or from drafts or chicks, the
examiner could easily have discover-
ed the discrepancy and traced the
shortage to the guilty person. Wil-
liams stated that orrells told him of
the stortage on the night of May 29
just before he left the office. Valen
tine said he was told the same thing,
and that the amount orrells said was
short was about $9 less than the short-
age reported in his report.
Shortly after the discovery of the
shortage was made, Sorrells claimed
that the safe was robbed by persons
other than himself. Sorrells was un-
der bond while cashier of the depart-
ment. Hi scase will probably come to
trial at the Steptember term of the
FIGHT TO HE MADE NATIONAL
Women Leaders Meet at Capital to
Prod Next Congress for Federal
Washington, Aug. 13.—Representa-
tives of four million women voters,
comprising the National' Council of
Women Voters today began a three
days conventio here to formulate
plans for the submission of a resolu-
tion to the regular session of con-
gress in December providing for an
amendment to the federal constitution
granting universal woman suffrage.
The determination of the women to
begin a concerted move on congress
was voiced by Miss Alice Paul, chair-
man of the congressional committee of
the national Woman's Suffrage asso-
ciation. She declared at the morning
session that it was no longer practic-
able for the association to fight for the
franchise state by state, but that the
time was ripe for an immediate con-
GOVERNMENT SOLVES GAS CON-
Tulsa, Aug. 14.—The United States
government's new method of gas con-
servation was given a very successful
test in the great Anders and Corey gas
well west of Haskell which had been
flowing 40 million feet of gas through
salt water. The gas in this well had
been encountered below the vein of
salt water and the task of shutting
off both water and gas proved difficult.
DRY SPELL MAKES BIG CORN LOSS
Federal Report Shows Reduction of
800,1)00,000 Ilnshels in Nation's
Greatest Farm Yield,
Washington, Aug. 8.—A loss of 300
million bushels of corn, the nation's
greatest farm crop, has resulted from
the great damage wrought by drouth
and other conditions since July 1, the
government's agricultural experts es-
timated to day in their August crop
report. A total production of 2,672,000
000 bushels of corn was predicted.
This is 452 million bushels less than
last year's crop.
The geneial condition of corn was
placed at 75.8 per cent of a normal,
compared with 86.9 on July 1. Kansas
was hit hardest, the condition there
having been reduced from .81 per
cent in July to 30 per cent in August.
Oklahoma came next with a condi-
tion of 44 against 87 in July, and Ne-
braska reported 67 against 91 July 1.
These three states have almost 19 per
cent of the total area planted to corn
A bright spot in the monthly grain
report, however, was the preliminary
statistics showing a production of 511-
000,000 bushels of winter wheat. This
is the greatest harvest of wheat ever
gathered in the United States, ex-
ceeding the record crop of 1902 by
ten million bushels. Today's figures
exceeded by 28 million bushels the es-
timate made by the department in
July wheat, too, was given an Increas-
ed estimate of production, It being fif-
teen million bushels more than the
July estimate the total being placed
at 233 million bushels. With the
bumper winter wheat crop and a fairly
good spring wheat production the tot-
al harvest of all wheat is estimated at
744 million bushels. A crop this size
would place the year's production sec-
ond only to the record crop of 1901
when 748, million bushelB were pro-
The harvest of white potatoes it is
estimated will be smaller by 62,000,000
bushels than the crop of 1912. A total
of 339,000,000 bushels Is estimated.
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED AT
PAULS VALLEY BY
Pauls Valley, Okla., Aug. 14.—Two
negroes while being brought to Pauls
Valley from Ardmore for preliminary
hearings on charges of manslaughter
"■ere taken from Deputy Sheriff Will
Buckholts at the edge of town early
Thursday morning and lynched by a
mob of 200 masked men, most of whom
are believed to have been farmers.
The negroes after being taken from
the officers were turned loose in the
road and shot to death.
The two lynched men were Sanders
franklin, charged with killing A. G.
Vlrington, a white man .at a negro pic-
nic on July 26, and Henry Ralston,
charged with shooting David Vanness,
i boy who went to the farm of the
negro to purchase watermelons. Van-
ness was shot on July 17 and died on
Tuesday, a week ago.
For three hours Deputy Bucholts
eluded the mob which met him at the
dge of town, but finally he was found
and overpowered the mob taking the
legroes and killing them. One of them
Ralston, did not die until 9:30 o'clock
ilthough the lynching took place about
: 20 o'clock and he was left in the road
>y the mob which believed him dead.
"I was bringing the negroes from
Ardmore to Pauls Valley for prelimi-
nary hearing," said Deputy Buckholts
speaking of the event, "and had gotten
jff the train at Wynnewood where an
automobile was waiting to take us to
"auls Valley. Just as we reached the
bridge over the Washita river at the
?dge of town about 2:30 o'clock, I saw
"Getting out of the car, I hurried
through a cornfield with my prisoners,
who in fear of death, were willing
enough to go along at a rapid pace
and we dodged the masked men for
about three hours covering several
fields. Finally we were sighted about
■ :30 o'clock and the men overpowered
.lie by force taking the negroes. I did
\ot attempt to shoot as that would
have been useless, considering the size
jf the mob and the fact that all were
armed with rifles and shotguns.
"The negroes were taken back to
he public highway close to the bridge
and the shackles binding their feet to-
gether were unlocked. They were
turned loose and promiscuous shooting
followed, to which I was a witness.
"One of the negroes, Ralston, was
ihot and fell immediately, the other,
Franklin, ran for about one hundred
yards, receiving wounds but keeping
on his feet. He was caught and
brought back beside the other and
when the next shots were fired he fell
dead within two feet of his compan-
ion's body. Believing them both dead
the mob departed quietly.
"I stayed near the bodies and soon
discovered that one of them was un-
conscious, but breathing. He lived un-
til after nine o'clock. About 9:30 I
had the bodies moved to Pauls Valley
for the inquest.
"Most of the members of the mob
wore handkerchiefs over their faces
with holes cut for the eyes. Some
had other cloths with which they con-
cealed their features. The majority
wore overalls and their general ap-
pearance indicated that they were far-
mers propably from the Hennepin
neighborhood where Airlngton lived
which is In the extreme southern part
of Garvin county. I do not believe that
many citizens living in or near Pauls
Valley were connected with the af-
"How the mob learned that the ne-
groes were being brought to Pauls
Valley by that route is not known. Tho
fact that the preliminary hearings
were set for Thursday was known how,
An inquest was held over the bodies
of the negroes, the coroner's jury find-
ing that they came to their deaths at
the hands of an unknown mob. It is
believed here that no further investi-
gation of the case will be made as the
county attorney and other officers
have taken no action.
There had been considerable excite-
ment and talk of lynching at the time
of both killings but the removal of the
negroes to the Carter county jail, it
was believed caused the mob agitation
The killing of Alrington followed his
visit to a negro picnic at Hennepin.
He had taken a load of watermelons
to the picnic and was selling them
when a dispute arose over the price.
Airlngton scenting trouble, started to
run, but was caught by three negroes
and two of them held him while the
third, said to have been Franklin, cut
his throat from ear to ear.
The shooting of the Vanness boy fol-
lowed his visit to the farm of Ralston
The negro stated that on previous oc-
casions boys had stolen his melons
and he believed Vanness was there for
the same purpose. Without question-
ing the boy the negro opened fire and
the boy fell to the ground. The ne-
gro threw the body into a creek, the
water revived him and he managed to
crawl home where he lived until a
week ago. Both negroes were arrested
soon after the killings.
Insurance Company Gets $100,000
Property tor $18,000 Lien.
Blackwell, Okla., Aug. 2—Tlhlo
Oklahoma State Baptist college bu.id
ing was sold Monday at sheriff's
sale to satisfy a mortgage held by
the State Life Insurance Company of
St. Louis. The cato® amounted tJ
■pii.Ouu and th-at amount was bid by
-.he company's attorney. Tlwre beins
ho other bid it was sold to him.
The property involved consists of
.itie main college build ng and fifteen
iioros of ground Valued at $100,000.
The citizens of Blackwell have fl om
time to ttaoe donated trio re than
$40,000 to the Instibut on.
The lack of support b ythe Baptist
people of the state is given as tihe
direct cause of the loss o fthe col-
lege. The people of Blackwell feel
the lew of the institution but bdie ve
th-ey have done their part in giving
so large an amount. In view of the
fact that there are imone tlhan 80,000
Baptists in the state and that 50
cents from each one would bate
placed the eolege on la safe financial
basis local people assert there Is a
deplorable lack of interest and noth-
ing ireina.ned but to soil. The Ma-
sonic grand lodge of the state has
had a committee looking over tihe
property and it is the general be-
lief that when the Masonic home
is reinitiated it will be on thecol-
The loss of a number of buildings
at the Masonic home at Darlngton,
it is said hias resulted in a decision
of the board of control of the Grand
lodge to select a new location. This
matter iwill be determined in the
near future. The Blackwell •commer-
cial club land city council ai e of-
fering low rates on water and elec-
tricity to the comittee and the
schedule for natural gas be'n? low
altogether it looks favorable for the
location of the home in Blackwell.
CRUMP 'FREED BY CRIMINAL
COl'lt'I'; HIRES MOTHER
Lieutenant Governor McAlester In
Upheld; Could Xvl.
Oklahoma City, Aug. 14.—When
Governor Cruce crossed the bound-
ary of his official jurisdiction on -the
nlghit of July 3', enroute ito Kansas
City, he left behind fMm the duties
aiul pflrogiratives of the state, wh'ch
touiniedi'.ateiy .developed upon the
lieutenant governor, and all acts per-
formed by Acting Govternolr J. J.
McAlester In gran-tint? a -pardon to
George Crump Jr. are Valid and
binding In every respect.
So h.s M the criminal oourt of aip-
peas in a verba op.niou annouced
oy Judge Thomas H. Doyle late
Thursday afternoonn in the habeas
cot-pus proceedings -in&titued to. se-
cure the liberty of Cru-.r.ip by v.r-
Following the anuouceuKtit of the
decision Crump, who had been
brougut be tore tire court in ti.i<j ous->
tody of a deputy watden of the'
(K.-ntiene.'ary, walked from the court-
room a free mian after s i. ving thir-
teen 'mouths of a seven-year sen-
tence for conviction of fraiSd In
conneoaiou oi the sale of Indians
lands in Pottaiwataniine county. His
first thought was of his aged mother
at Muskogee, and after a feiw im-.n-
utes slient in receiving congratu-
lations from his friends in the court-
room lost no -time in gettin gto a
telegl.laph office to not ify her of his
freedom and that ho would soon ibe
With (her with the stain of convic-
tion removed his pardon being ab-
solute and conrplete. His father
was in court with him.
The decision which establishes the
Buthonty of Lieutenant Governor Mc
Alester to perform the duties of
governor Jn the absence oi cio.-
erndr Cruce, occassioned by his
visit to Kan sua city, is expected to
settle completely the controversy
over executive authority taat lias
been going on .between Governor
Cruce and Lieutenant McAlester
and likewise establish the vial.d.ny
of the signing of the school book
contracts and bonds, whiioh, it is
Charged is reponslble far the gov-
ernors opposition to all- acts of
Some of the questions, howeever
which were raise in connection with
the validity of tre pardons are not
applicable t the school book con-
tracts, but nevertheless the auth-
ority of McAllester to aot as Gov-
ernor, on the night ot August 2, the
t'iime otf tihe signing of the contracts
and pardons is established be-
yond question by the decision ot tihe
criminal icourt of appeals
The only material difference in
the two case, accanllin gto friends
of tihe governor and opponents of
the hook adoption was brought be-
fore the suprene court on an appeal
from Judge Carney's decision, -prior
tb the signing of the contracts and
bonds and tihe eise w'll h«v to
:«raiaui there until flnaly settled.
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Golobie, John. Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 14, 1913, newspaper, August 14, 1913; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc88490/m1/1/: accessed January 26, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.