The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 12, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SOUTHWEST WORLD
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GUTHRIE, OKLA., APRIL 12, 1902.
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IS IN ORDER. GET YOUR
Wall Paper from RENfRO, the Druggist,
For Less Money than anybody
can furnish it
Paints of All Kinds
From $100 to $1 50 per Gallon
We guarantee everything we sell. Call and get
C. K. Renfro Drug Co.
206 W. Oklahoma Ave., Opp. P. O.
round Guilty By a Mis-
souri J ury
Murdering a Man.
James Wilson Was Arrested In
This County and Taken Back
To Missouri For Trial.
James Wilson, formerly of Lo-
gan county, was convicted of
murder at Ava, Mo., a few days
since. He killed Orville Lyons
in Douglas county in 1869, but
escaped arrest until a few months
ago, at which time his divorced
wife put otiicers on his trail.
Wilson denied being Wilson until
after his trial,, when he admitted
that he was the man who had
eluded arrest for so long a time.
Wilson gave out the following
statement in an interview after
"\es, I am the same James
Wilson who lived in Douglas
county after the was until 1869.
I made a terrible mistake in de-
nying my identity, for if I had
fought the case like a man, .
don't believe I would have been
convicted. I lied about it, and I
suppose my conviction is no more
than I deserved. I knew every
witness placed on the stand and
had passed boyhood days with
them, and it was awful hard for
me to lie, but I thought I had to.
"I don't want to say anything
about the scene at Lyons' house,
though I will say it was not like
the evidence showed it. Lyons
had a pistol all the time, and had
it in his hand when he was shot."
Asher to the Front.
The town of Asher appears to
be made up of a class of people
that bids fair to make it one of
the leading citics of Southern
Oklahoma. Everything they un-
dertake is characterized by that
push and energy that would
build and maintain a town on a
sandhill or in a wilderness. The
latest big thing that Asher has
undertaken is the organization of
a Commercial Club. They or-
ganized in that town with a mem-
bership of fifty at £2.50 per mem-
ber. The money was paid on the
spot and with no grumbling.
Now this is what the World calls
enterprise with a big "15." Lee
Patrick was elected president and
Walter Olds, editor of the Altru-
ist, secretary. Both of these
gentlemen ara known to possess
a remarkable amount of get-up-
and-get. Editor Olds, brother of
our Harvey, has done, and is now
doing much to bring that little
city prominently before the out-
side world. Such loyalty and
patriotism is sure to win in any
country on earth.
Bo d Burglar.
colored burglar frightened
the household of A1 Busenbark
out of a year's growth last Tues-
day morning. He touched Frank-
Moore, a roomer, for a gold watch,
pocketbook and some clothes,
All went well until he entered a
room occupied by Viola Barnhill.
Here he became nervous aud made
a small noise which aroused the
young lady from her slumbers.
She lost no time in making good
use of her lungs, which brought
other members of the house to
her rescue. In the meantime the
burglar escaped, but not until he
had been recognized by the thor-
oughly frightened girl.
More Putrid Matter.
The following dispatch relative
to statehood for Oklahoma has
been sent out from Washington.
The dispatch says:
Despite the pronounced opposi-
tion of Speaker Henderson to the
bills for the admission of terri-
tories \ to statehood, Chairman
Knox of the territories committee
will press the omnibus bill and
make a fight for it on the floor.
•Speaker Henderson informed the
members of the committee he
would have no rule submitted fa-
voring debate on the bill or fix-
ing a time for a vote. The
speaker was informed that the
friends of statehood for Oklaho-
ma, Arizona and New Mexico
did not regard a rule as necess-
ary; that the bill was privileged
and could lie .called up any time
its friends asked for it. The
difference between Chairman
Knox has become pronounced
since the statehood bill have been
up for consideration. Twice
there have been sharp rebukes
administered by the speaker.
The unanimous report of the
committee submitting the state-
hood bills so angered the speaker
that he at once sought Mr. Knox.
"I understand," said he to the
chairman of the committee, "that
your committee has voted to re-
port the statehood bill."
"It has," was the reply,
"That," roared the speaker,
"was precisely what I put vou on
that committee not to do."
The speaker's displeasure has
also been directed at other Re-
publicans on the committee.
Ouite a crowd attended the
base ball game at Island park
last Sunday afternoon. It was a
benefit game for the printers who
were thrown out of employment
through the burning of the State
Capital. The printers defeated
the bankers by a score of 1<> to 12.
The Regimental band furnished
some good music on this occasion.
The bazaar and luncheon of
Trinity Guild was held at the
home of Mrs. Frank Greer last
Wednesday afternoon. A large
attendance is reported.
Judge Goodrich married C. H.
Mathews and Miss Cora Turner
last Saturday. Both are resi-
dents of Guthrie.
Beef eaters are called upon to
lace a serious proposition. This
-article of food has taken a jump
upward that bids fair to dig deep
into a person's finances. Local
meat markets have been notified
of the large advance in beef at
James 1 . Anient has been or-
dered to pack his grip and oust
himself from the Alva r ormal
school premises. Prof. Conway
of Sterling, Kansas, has been
elected to the position made va-
cant by the "firing" of Anient.
Bleeding Kansas is always near
at hand when needed.
1 he 1* risco System lias a new
time card in this issue of the
World. The popularity of this
road in Oklahoma has grown
from day to day until now it is
the best system in this territory.
Editor Garner was over from
Coyle last Tuesday. He found
time to "jolly" the World aggre-
gation a few minutes.
Any Goose Can Tell When
Spring is Coining,
But a wise man will see
Application has been filed with
Governor Ferguson and the
school land board for the appoint-
ment of appraisers to set the
amount of damages done by the
Blackwell, Enid and Southwest-
ern in running their line through
school land from Hobart south to
Juror after juror ineffectually
begged to be excused from serv-
ice in Judge Townsend's court
I last week but the fellow from
Francis who said all all his folks
were down with smallpox with
no one to wait on them and that
he'd been exposed himself, wasn't
given time to find his hat before
he was hustled from the court
room.—South McAlester News.
Is coming from a shop that
and fair prices. Step in and
see what I have.
708 W. Noble.
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Booth, H. A. The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 12, 1902, newspaper, April 12, 1902; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc88949/m1/1/: accessed April 26, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.