The Freedom Express. (Freedom, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 20, 1907 Page: 4 of 8
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APPEAR EASY WINNERS
Gubernatorial Race Seems to Favor
Haskell—Light Vote Polled Every-
where—Looks Like West for Attor-
1X81 UAXt'K COMMISSIONER
McCoiuh'ti mujoiily ov*-i
SI PKit 1 NT UNDENT PI
OKLAHOMA CITY: Scattering re-
turns on more Ilian 33.000 votes Mon-
Jay out of perhaps a touil of 60,000
rast In tin- deocratie primary election
Salurday. Rive lion. Lee Crime of Aid
more u plurality over C. X. Haskell,
Iiis nearest |i|ioneiit. of 934. Cruce
Ki "dually los, since the flisi returns
were received Saturday night, and
wnlle on Monday his managers were
► till claiming die election by ,*i,nuo to
S.000. Haskell was claiming It liy 16.
ooo. with the chances favoring the hit-
A report was received Monday that
Haskell had carried 29 counties in
the Indinn Territory, which will in
senatorial candidates up to Monday
II re ......................... 7.08!*
Furman ... .................. H.imi
; Owen ........................11,744
Hoffman's plurality over Core, 2.-
489; Owen's plurality over Furman,
The vote on the other leading of
‘flees si.md as follows:
■ Trapp ........................5,433
HON LEE CI.I’CK,
Who \ppears to Have laist to C. N.
Modi nicy ......................2.305
Pitman .. •....................2,713
Ptillian ....................... 745
It Otzcl ........................1,128
CLERK OF SI'PK KM E COURT
Camphell's majority over Patton,
For state eoimnissioner of charities
Miss Kate Hernard of Oklahoma City
had no opposition and Charles Dangle
erty, a union labor printer f that
city, received the nomination for
state lahoor coniinissioner practicallv
without opposition. although the
mime of S. Murray, who had pre-
viously withdrawn, aiiearo i on the bal-
lot in s me places.
W . M. Cross was noniinatped secre-
lary of state without opposition.
The vote was 40,000 to 50,0otl less
than if was expected to pull, the farm-
ers having been busy in their fields
and the business men apparently in-
different as to the lcsuii.
HON ROY V. HOFFMAN. Democratic NY minee for U. S Senator.
sure him the election. Bets were of- ;
fered Monday in Muskogee that Has-
kell's majority would l>e 10,000.
Returns were very slow in coming
in and the following was the tmoffi- j
•iai count on governor tip to Monday
For United States senator Colonel
Robert L. Owen had a walkaway
with Colonel Roy V. Hoffman a go d
second. There was little doubt from
the earliest imports that Hoffman and
Owen had reKdved the nomination. T.
P. Gore of Lawton setn-s to have been
second in the race with Huffman.
Turner was third. Henry M. Furman
is second man 011 the Indian Territory
side. All candidates conceded the
election of Owen and Hoffman Mon-
Following is the vote received 011
Trapp’s majority, 1.417.
ATTORN KY GEXHRAL
West's plurality over Freeling. 191.
EXAMINER AND INSPECTOR
Roberts' majority over Taylor, 512.
Hanraty"s majority over Needham,
HON. W. M. CROSS.
Democratic Nominee for Secretary of
A dastardly attempt to wreck the
Tulsa cotton gin was discovered by
boilermakers at work about the en-
gine room. Two large sticks of dy-
namite were found in the rear end of
the boiler, where the first fire would
have caused the explosion.
THE VOTE BY COUNTIES.
The vote by counties, so far as re-
ceived Monday , was as follows 011 sen-
EXITED STATES SENATOR
Bla ine count y— 11 ncomplete) G-are
lOt. Hoffman 140. Nagle 67 Turner
98. Owen 196.
Carter county—Seventeen out of tl
precincts: Gore 493. Hoffman -7!*. Na-
gle 43. Turner 4 72. Furman 893, Owen
419 Rutherford 57.
Craig county—Sixteen out of twen-
ty precincts: Gore 468. Hoffman 310.
Turner 376. Nagle 19. Furman 727.
Owen 351. Rutherford 61.
Enid City—Gore 113. Hoffman 108,
Nagle 25. Turner 148. Furman 56.
Owen 21. Turner 168.
Garvin county—Twenty ut of 25
precincts: Gore 623. Hoffman 578.
Nagle 61. Turner 349. Furman 929.
Ow- n 477. Rutherford 57.
Grady county—Nineteen rut of 28
precincts: Gore 1.013, Hoffman 306.
Nagle Ts. Turner 278. Furman 740.
Owen 703. Rutherford 105.
Grant county—Twelve out of 42
precincts Gore 362. H.ffman 505.
Xaglt JS Turner 135. Funxutu 59.
Owen 550. Rutherford 62.
Guthrie, lmgan county—Complete
returns of city; Gore 154. Hoffman
848. Nagle _’3. Turner ». Kuirnau 7»2.
Gwen 7i2. Rutherford 16.
Orlando, I.ogan c:ua:y—Gore 29.
Lincoln county—Thirty out 1 4 4
oreclncts; Gore 512. Hc-ftman 1.589.
Nagle 37. Turner. 181 v' MB . -
0*cj j 2el. Ri; hertord ?3c
Noble county—Nineteen out of 25
precincts: Gore 146. Hoffman 231 Na-
gle 55. Turner 190, Furman 198. Owen
243, Rutherford 51.
Norman. Lexington and seven coun-
ty precincts in Cleveland county—
Gore 84. Hoffman 406. Nagle 23. Tur-
ner 257. Furman 399. Owen 258, Ruth-
Okfuskee c mntv—Six out of 17 pre-
cincts: Gore 191, Hoffman 211. Tur-
ner 79. Furman 205, Owen 21*8.
Oklahoma—Sixteen out of 42 pre-
cincts in Oklahoma City and county:
Gore 517. Hoffman" 355. Nagle 6S, Tur-
ner 911. Furman 342, Owen 846, Ruth- ■
Okmulgee—Complete returns of city
lacking one precinct: Hot'lman 136,
Turner 38. Furman 68. Owen ISO.
Kay county—Sixteen out of 26 pre-
cinct-: Gore -P>5. Hoffman 339. Nagle
22. Turner 343. Furman 87. Owen
648. Rutherford 33.
Pawnee. Pawnee county Eighteen |
out of 20 precincts in Pawnee county:
Gore 151, Hoffman 417, Nagle 59. Tur-
ner 161, Furman 168, Owen 416. Ruth- ;
Flf.shurg county—Twenty-one pre-
cit c:- Gore 558. H ffuiau 693. Tur-
ner 739. j
Pusht.....the county - Nine out ot 80
precincts Turner 43, Gori <31, Hoff- .
Shawm t city. Second ward —Gore
38. HoffmUV 165, Nagle 9. Turner 36.
Fe: in 66. Owen 122. Rutherford 38.
Shawnee city. Fourth ward—G re
13. Hoffman U9. Nagle 7. Ttirnet 21.
Furman 55 Owen 47. Rutherford 46.
St.j* no- . Sixth ward—Gore 26. Hoff-
man 57, Nagle 9. Turner 13. Furman
35. Owen 36, Rutherford IS. •
Shawnee citv—Two out ot four
wards: Gore 46 Hoffman 153, Xagle
17. Turner 25, Furman 79. Owen 100.
Tillman county—Gore 109, Hoffman
118. Nagle 71. Turner 260. Furman 427.
Owen 402. Rutherford 143.
Tishomingo, town—Gore 487. Huff-
man 215. Nagle 11, Turner 338, Fur-
man sl4, Owen 285. Rutherford .34.
Wagoner, I. T.—Gore 12, Hoffman
80. Turner 171. Furman 102, Ruther-
ford 97, Owen 67.
Wapannka—Gore 133. Hoffman 14.
Nagle 2, Turner 45. Furman 145. Owen
38, Rutherford 8.
Washington county—Twelve pre-
cincts out of 22: Gore 120. H. ffmai^
90. Turner 63. Funuan 21. Owen 320,
Yukon—Gore IS. Hoffman 55. Nagle
4. Turner 25, Furman 49. Owen 30,
Marshall county—Gore 2S7. Hoffman
268. Nagle 17. Turner 379. Furman
669. Owen 359. Rutherford 41, iThree
McCurtain county—Four precincts:
Gore 92. Hoffman 75. Nagle 31, Fur-
man 119. Turner 66. Oweu 1S3. Ruth-
Muskogee county—Gore 407. Hoff-
man 1,092. Nagle 43. Turner 56S.
Owen 1.366. Rutherford 7^9. Furman
160. (Twelve precincts missing.)
Payne county—Gore 373. Hoffman
480. Nagle 2v. Turner 173. Furman 103.
Owen 627. Rutherford 10S
The Shawnee Commercial club ;•
agitating a state immigration bureau.
It would require one to answer half
the inquiries about Oklahoma.
CREEK BRAVE IS BURIED
EUF.UT.A: The .!<**• Cuuuon til the I the Creek council when he was a
:'i'i*-k national council is dead. Ills
| name was John Frauds. : nd lie was
1 member of the council from lhe time
j >f its reorganization Immediately atte
1 1 he civil war until his death which oc-
| •urreil this week.
1 He was a full Mood Indian and his
following am tig the Creeks v as Ha
oyal when they gathered around his
crave as they had ever been when
hey gathered at the old Creek (upital
n assist I11 passing through the conn-
'll any measure that lie dictated, lie
•mild not tend English, but could
1 <|*<nk that language wii'i some hcslta-
Frauds was elected a member of
young man. lie developed unusual \
powers as an iganlxer and held his •
place until his death. It is said that
lie could block any measure that came
before the council, if he desired, and
that no measure that he ever got be-
hind tailed to pass.
He was a union soldier and fought
during the entire four years of the
civil war. He drew a pension after
the war. for wounds received, and
when he died he was. upon his own
request, hurled in the uuif rm that he 1
wore as a union soldier.
The funeral was attended by the
greatest number of Indians that over
assembled at a Innem; In this section.
Ihe funeral oration was raid by Wil-
liam McCombs, the official interpreter
for the nation, and was delivered In
Creek \ remarkable Incident occur-
red while he was In tin1 midst of his
oration When lie touched upon the
excellent traits of the deceased, he
was Interrupted time and again by,
applause fr in the audience. Such a
tiling wax never before heard of here.
The reason for Ibis, as stated by an
Indian, was the fact that Francis had
lived lor 72 years. It was lime for Ills
death, and the dissolution was nal-
ural and not premature. Nature was
performing Its tegulur functions and
there was no reason for unusual re-
gret. Hence the applause when the
fullness of the life of the deceased whs
McCombs fought ii|m>ii one side dur-
ing the war anti Francis upon the
other, and In his oration McConths
"My friend was a brave man. I
never feared his heart, but I did his
uniform. There is not a hilltop lu the
Creek nation that John Francis did
not stand upon during the civil war."
Design Adopted by the Constitutional
Convention. Made by Jap E. Peddi-
cord of Oklahoma City
The design for ihe state seal as
| adopted by the constitutional conven-
| tion contains several mystic symbols
I af the five civilized tribes combined
with tiie central part of the Great Seal
:t the Territory f Oklahoma. Jap
E. Peddieord of Oklahoma City de-
srribes the seal in ihe following ian-
In Hu' center shall be a live pointed
•inr. with one ray directed upward.
I'lie center of the seal shall contain
ihe eon:ml device of the seal of the
Territory of Oklahoma, including the
words. "Labor Omnia Vineil." The
upper left hand ray shall contain the
symbol of the ancient seal of the
Cherokee nation, namely: A seven
j pointed star pur.ially surrounded by
1 wreath of oak leaves. The ray di-
rected upward shall contain the sym-
bol the ancient seal of Ihe Chicka-
saw nation, namely: An Indian war-
rior standing upright, with bow and
shield. The lower left hand ray shall
contain the symbol of ttiie ancient
seal of the Creek nation, namely: A
sheaf of wheat and a plow. The up-
per right hand ray shall contain the
symbol of the ancient seal of the
Choctaw nation, namely: A toma-
hawk, bow and three crossed arrows.
The lower right hand ray shall con-
tain the symbol .if tlie attcien: seal
of the Seminole nation, namely; A
village with houses and a factory be-
side a lake upon which an Indian is
paddling a canoe. Surrounding the
central star and grouped between its
points shall be forty-five small stars,
divided into five clusters of nine stars
each, representing the forty-five states
of the union, to which the Tarty-sixth
is now added. In a circular band snr
rounding the whole device shall be
inscribed, GREAT SEAL OF THE
STATE OF OKLAHOMA 1907.
Man Who Att-vipted to Drown
After Robbery, Convicted
TULSA: In the federal court here
Joseph Smith, a negro, pleaded guilty
to the charge < : robbery and was sen-
tenced to Leaven.warth prison for ten
y ears. Smith is the man who. a month
ago. robbed « young boy at Jenks,
after which he t fieri to drown him.
After committing this crime, lif fled
The boy soon revived and spread Ihe
alarm. A posse quickly formed and
ihe negro was trailed for 20 miles, be-
ing captured in the stream, where lie
had concealed himself beneath a bush,
about four miles north of this city.
Jim Turner, a shamming colored
boy, who "disremen bered" his age.
BIGGER ACREAGE OF COTTON
Revised Figures Make an Increase of
Over Three Million Acres
WASHINGTON: 'The crop rep rt-
iag board of the bureau of statistics
of the department of agriculture after
"arefnl Investigation finds that the
estimate made on June 4. 1906. of the
acreage planted in cotton in 1906 was
MUSKOGEE: Tinted States Mar-1 too low and in order to bring the fig-
sha! George H. Pritchard of South Mo- > „res as near as possible ; , the actual
A1 ester has been sued by Dr. J. J. facts, the board has made adjustments
WON HIS WIFE
S. MARSHAL PRITCHARD IS
DEFENDANT IN HEAVY DAM-
Dunning of North McAlester for alien-
ating his wife’s affections.
Dr. Dunning asks the sum of $25.-
Mr. Pritchard is in Washington City-
on business. The suit was filed in
plead guilty to larceny and was sen- ] McAlester.
tenc°d to the Roys' Industrial school
at Washington, D. C.
"Jim." said Judge Lawrence hum-
Dr. Dunning is a wel! known drug-
gist of the old town. He was at one
time a Catholic priest and educated
orously in pronouncing sentence on the girl who Afterwards became liis
the boy. "1 am going to send you to
the capital of our country where all
the senators and representatives go.
Marshal Pritchard claims North Car-
olina as his residence and now lives
and I hope it will make a better man at the Rushy hotel, his family being at
"Well.” said Jim. '
was going to give me
i thought you
a char.ce to be
I. T. POSTOFFICES
Salaries of Postmasters Raised for
WASHINGTON: In the readjust-
ment, of postmasters' salaries thou-
sands of postmasters throughout the
United States will receive additional
compensation, beginning July 1. In In-
dian Territory salaries after July 1. af
the following points, will be as fol-
Antlers. S1.20P: Ardmore. $2,600;
Atoka. $1,800; Bristow. $1,406. C'nei
sea. $1,600: Chickasfta. $2,600: Clare-
more. $1,800: Coalgate. $1,700, Davis,
$1,500: Eufaula. $1,400; Henryetta. $!
400: Hugo. $1,806; Marietta. $1,500:
Marlow. $1,500; .Miami. $1 500; Minco,
$1,200; Mounds, $1,106; Muskogee.
$3.16": Okmulgee. $1,800: Pauls Val-
ley. $1,966; Prvor Creek. SI.300; Roff.
$1,400: Salisaw. $1,500: Sapuipa. $1.-
900: South McAlester, $2,700; Stiglei
$1,300: Sulphur. $l.SO0; Tahlequah.
$1,000; Tishomingo. $1,500; Tulsa. $2.-
tlie old home. Before coming to
Aiester as marshal h- was
of the United States senate. As sher-
iff in the mountain districts of North
Carolina he broke up a gang of out-
laws. killing four of them and driving
'he others from the state.
and revisions which show that the
area planted in 1906 was about 32.-
049.000 acres, or 3.371.000 acres great-
er than estimated a year ago.
8tom reports of the correspondents
and agents the cop reporting board
finds the total area planted to he
planted ro cotton in the United States
this year (1907) to *>e about the same
as the area planted last year.
The average condition of the grow-
ing crop on May 25 was 70.5, as com-
pared with 84.6 per cent and 77.2 per
cent at the corresponding dates in
1906 and 1905 respectively, and a 10-
lng to Me- ' year average of 83.6 per cent
CONSPIRACY AT JENNINGS
Oklahoma Girls to Fair
OKLAHOMA CITY: Editor O. P.
Sturm of the Oklahoma Magazine is
arrant ing to take a party of seventv-
Would-Be Officers File Suits Against
Gt THR1E: A conspiracy to pra-
vent the holding of a town election
at Jennings this spring, in order to
allow the old officials to hold onto
theii jobs, is alleged in an original
proceeding in mandamus just institut-
ed in the Oklahoma supreme court.
five young ladies, one from each coun-
ty in the state. t-> the Jamestown Ex- 1 !le Petition alleges that E. B. Ham,
position for a two weeks trip during}*'- fierce stul J. R. Leep were nonn-
j the month of August. Each young lady | nated for trustees. H. A. Gosnev for
who sends in 200 subscribers to the c'erk- C. H. Elroy for treasurer. C
| magazine between this date .and j R°nake for assessor and J. C. Murphy
August will be taken on the trip, tor police judge at a non-partisan
Another trip from Jamestown to New
York City and thence to Niagara Falls.
X. Y.. is also being planned. The
party will leave here about the first
week in August and will be chaper-
ned by Editor and Airs. Strum.
No wander Major Taylor regrets to
leave F rt Sill with its rolling prairies-
its timber-fringed streams and the
beautiful Wichita mountains for a
700: Yinita. $2,200: Welectka. $1,160; background Fort Sill is the ideal
i home of the American soldier.
Bankers to Meet at Sulphur
SULPHUR: T. J. Har man, mem-
ber of the executive beard of the Okla-
homa ami Indian Territory Ranker's
association is here from Oklahoma
City. He iaadsd the next annual meet
ag of he association for Sulphur.
The executive board divided the two
territories into five groups and aj>-
.einted a president and secretary for
»ch gr up. These groups a:e to
•are at least one meeting before —•
- : annual meeting in Sulphur in
V y ' 8 The next annual meetiuc
Bud McCracken Acquitted
CHICKASHA: Bud McCracken.
cus. but that Frank Adams, the town
c’erk refused to file their nomination
papers. Mandamus proceedings were
brought in the district court and an
order_issued directing him to file the
papers, but he still failed to do so
in time to hold the election at the
regular time. Now the nominees
: above listed bring suit in the supreme
court against X. E. McXeal. C. J. Shep-
hard and Miller Brown, as trustees,
and Adams as town clerk, asking that
1 ihey be required to call an elction for
a date not later than July 1. The
three trustees aud the cierk are al-
leged to be in a combination to retain
sheriff of Barber county, Kansas, was their present positions and prevent the
med here before l. S. Judge Dicker- | election of tMr successors' ,he
son. charged with murdering Adam
Ward on July 6th. 1885, and was ac-
quitted. He wept when acquitted and
said he was glad the 22 years' sus-
pense was over.
\ babe wrapped in swaddling
clothes and found in a manger at
Comanche was dead. Its parentage is
Gees to Washington
MUSKOGEE: United Stares Indian
Inspector J. George Wright was
called to Washington for the purpose,
it is stated, of talking over the atter
of consolidating the Indian agency
with ihe office of the comissioner of
j the five tribes.
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