The Madill News (Madill, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 15, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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MADILL, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1908.
The Best Interests of the County Should Control in the County Seat Contest!
Territorial Bodies to Merge at
August Meeting in Snlphur
by Commander's Order.
Oklahoma and Indian Terri-
tory Confederate Veterans or-
ganizations are to be merged,
to eonform in division to the
newly ereated State. The Com-
mander of the Trans-Mississip-
pi Department, Gen. Win. L.
Cabell, of Dallas, has issued a
eall for a meeting of the two di-
visions for the merging at Sul-
phur on August 10.
The call is as follows:
Dallas, Tex., May 9, litOH—
General Order No. 115: The
grand new. State, Oklahoma,
having been ereated by the un-
ion of Indian Territory and the
Territory of Oklahoma, and
each of these territories having
a splendid division of United
Confederate Veterans, Sec. (i,
Art. 4 and Special Order No.
77, headquarters United Con-
federate Veterans, requires
that these two divisions of
United Confederate Veterans be
merged into one division.
Therefore, in obedience to
Special Order No. 77 and the
requirements of the Constitu-
tion, I hereby direct the Con-
federate Veterans of Indian
Territory division and the Con-
federate Veterans of the divis-
ion of Oklahoma to meet in
joiut convention at the town of
Sulphur, Okla., on the 10th day
of August, lfK)H (being the an-
niversary of the battle and vic-
tory of Oak Hills, in the State
of Missouri), for the purpose of
creating a new division, to be
called Oklahoma Division. Also
for the election of a Major Gen-
eral for the new division, and
for the transaction of such oth-
er business as may come up be-
fore the meeting.
The Lieutenant General Com-
manding feels great pride on
the consolidation of two such
splendid uivikh iik i f Co&fedel -
ate Veterans in this grand,
young State, and he indulges
the hope that a kind Providence
will enable him to meet every
Confederate soldier iu Oklaho-
ma who followed the flag of the
Confederacy until it was furled
and forever laid away.
Commanders of divisions will
have this order published to ev-
ery camp and will request all
newspapers throughout Okla-
homa to publish this order. By
so doing they will not only fa-
vor the Confederates, but will
honor this grand new State,
Oklahoma. By order of
W. L. Cabell,
Lieutenant General Command-
ing Trans-Mississippi Dept.
Official: Milton Park, Adju-
tant General and Chief of Staff.
United States Senate Passes
Bill Removing Restrictions
From Sale of Indian Land.
Washington, D. C., May 13—
The bill for the removal of re-
strictions on Indian lands, pass-
ed the Senate by a unanimous
vote. There were several
amendments to the bill as pass-
ed, the most important of which
is that providing for a reconsid-
eration by the Interior Depart-
ment of thousands of Indians
whose claims were defeated by
the citizenship court. 1
The land upon which restric-
tions will be removed amounts
to several millions of acres and
by nations is as follows: Choc-
taws and Chickasaws, 4,282,881;
Cherokees, '.i, 110,420; Creeks
and Seminoles, 1,041,488.
The bill becomes a law with-
in sixty days after its final pass-
age and its approval by the
President, and under its statues
all lands heretofore or to here-
after be alotted to any mem-
bers of the five civilized tribes
shall be free from alienation or
encumbrance, except as provid-
ed in the bill.
Guthrie, Okla., May 12.—Gov.
Haskell has reports from near-
ly (1000 meetings held on May
7 in response to his proclama-
tion asking tionsideration of
five amendments to the Feder-
al Constitution proposed by the
State of Oklahoma. About 700
of the meetings were held in
the State, and the remainder
represent gatherings in the 34
different States. None of the
1 meetings were adverse. Some,
! however, confined their endorse-
ment to the election of Sena-
i tors by direct vote of the peo-
j pie, employers' liability and the
| income tax propositions. Oth-
i ers eschewed only that asking
I States be given control of liquor
| shipments when they reached
' the State's border.
"We did not put up any freak-
ish amendments," said the Gov-
ernor, "but took questions that
are prominently before the peo-
ple, and Oklahoma feels that it
has given impetus to a move-
ment that will bear fruit."
Gov. Haskell's proclamation
and the resolutions of other
States bearing on the direct
election of United States Sena-
tors has been printed as a Sen-
The amendments were intro-
duced in both houses of Con-
A small house belonging to
Mr. Bradbury and occupied by
John Yow was burned about 11
d'clock Sunday night. Mr.
Yow's family was away from
home. Everything was lost,
with no insurance.
The firm of Dillingham & Mc-
Cracken has dissolved partner-
ship, J. E. Dillingham continu-
ing the business and collecting
all open accounts and past due
notes belonging to the firm and
W T. McCr«i'ken collecting all
outstanding notes belonging to
the firm that are not yet due.
W. T. McCracken.
J. E. Dillingham.
The Tent Meeting
Still continues. All are in-
vited—both preachers and peo-
ple. If you really want to glo-
rify God in learning, loving and
doing the will of God, here is
an opportunity. If you are anx-
ious about your own salvation,
come. If you are anxious about
your neighbors' or your chil-
dren's salvation, come. If you
want to be a Christian, no more
no less, come. If you think we
are right, come and help us do
right. If you think we are
wrong, come and help us get
right. "If we walk in the light
as He (Christ) is in the light,
we have fellowship one with an-
other, and the blood of his Son
Jesus Christ cleanseth us from
all sin." Are we all in the
lightf Thoh. E. Milholland,
The Enid Morning Journal
Commends Senator Frank-
lin's Strike Bill.
There has been introduced in
the Oklahoma Senate, by Sena-
te Franklin, of Madill, a bill
which practically puts strikes
on a legal footing and forbids
injunctions except where vio-
lence is used. Bringing in strike
breakers from within or with-
out the State on false represen-
tations as to existing conditions
and failure to set forth the ex-
istence of a strike is prohibited.
Also the introduction of Pink-
ertons, or other armed guards,
except on a permit from the
Governor, is made a felony.
To compel an employe to sign
au agreement not to join a la-
bor union, as a condition prec-
edent to his employment, is al-
so made unlawful. The Senate
has advanced this bill to its
third readiug at the time of last
advices and it will doubtless
become a law of our State.
It is needless to say that Sen-
ator Franklin has endeared
himself and raised his political
standard high in the heart of
organized labor. He has struck
a keynote which vibrates no un-
certain sound throughout labor-
dom, not only in Oklahoma,but
wherever labor is fighting for
its rights and recognition, he
deserves, and doubtless will
have the endorsement of all
well meaning men everywhere,
in his efforts to apply the prin-
ciples of the Golden Rule to the
laboring class of humanity.
Organized labor came into
existence to protect itself from
organized capital, and its ob-
jects and aims are to establish
! a higher standard of skill, to cul-
tivate a fraternal feeling among
laboring classes and by legal
and proper means to elevate
the moral, intellectual and
, financial conditions of all its
Dare any true American de-
cry an organization with such
high objects and aims? No, in-
deed, the time has long since
! passed when our best citizen-
ship looks with any disfavor on
"Labor Unions." Unions en-
able the worker to secure a
larger share of the product of
his labor, educate his children,
| contribute to the church and all
public enterprises for the good
of his community. It raises
the standard of citizenship and
gives the working man more
i self-respect and consideration
for his fellowmen.
But an argument on the ad-
vantage of united labor is the
work of supererogation. They
have long since been established
in the heads and hearts of our
countrymen, and more, thanks
to such men as Senator Frank-
lin, they are being recognized
by the laws of our land. Okla-
homa has made many good laws
for the government of her peo-
ple which have excited the ad-
miration aud wonder of the
world, but none of which will
be more warmly welcomed by
the grand army of laborers as
this law which will protect them
in fighting for their rights, in
the right way.
Senator Franklin may not
have any marble shaft rearing
its pallid head high in the heav-
ens to perpetuate his good
deeds, but be will have his
memory embalmed in the hearts
of a people who have never as
Choice ALFALFA Seed
Mexican June Corn
We will exchange Pure Corn Chops and Fine Roller
Ground Meal for your ear corn in the shuck, shucked or
We will grind your shucked ear corn with cobs,
making you a cheap and extra good feed.
Bring in your corn any old time during the week and get your meal
or chops, for you do not have to wait till Saturday and then wait for
your turn at the mill.
Madill Grain & Elevator Company
! King's Early Improved
I Cotton Seed
Owing to the late season for planting ed cotton seed is the best for that
cotton it is doubly important that Pu.rP°??- „ . , , ,
L fima* Madill Commercial Club has still
none but Early Maturing cotton some Gf thjs seed for sale at $1.00
seed be planted, so as to head off the per bushel. Get your wants before
boll weevil. King's Early Improv- the stock of seed is exhausted.
Madill Commercial Club.
yet had the crime of ingratitude
Icharged against them. A peo-
ple, though silent in their pro-
testations of love and admira-
tion, nevertheless cultivate it in
! their hearts and homes to bud
and bloom "in the sweet bye
and bye."—Enid Morning Jour-
Gun Club's Record.
On Monday afternoon, May
4, the Madill Gun Club made
its first shoot of the season, and
again on the 11th inst., with
the following record out of 25
Name 4 11
A. G. Eakins 10 10
I). W. Ingersoll 14 8
Roy Vandervort 18 18
Lee Brooks 11 5
j F. B. Eakins 22 24
F. Ii. Carter 22
J. E. Williams 10 15
W.H.Baldwin 11 10
|C. F. Hart 7 15
Ed. Davanay 17
Shoots will be made on Wed-
nesday afternoon^ at 4:.'i0. If
you love shooting, become a
member of the club aud have
an occasional period of rest and
enjoyment. The club retains
its membership in the State
Association and will be repre-
sented in the State shoots.
W. J. REID
Dry Goods, Groceries, Shoes and Notions.
Announces the arrival of another shipment of
MEN'S and WOMEN'S SLIPPERS.
W. J. REID'S STORE
reled, breech loading shot gun.
Will take $12.50. Call or write
the News. •
May It. 1908.
The Board of County Commissioners of
Marshall county, Oklahoma, met in the office
of the County Clerk of said county on above
(late at the hour of 9 o'clock a. in., with the
following prefient: Hon. E. H. McDuffee,
Chairman, u. O. Davis and W. A. Wheeler,
members of the board, and W. C. Campbell,
County Clerk, when the following proceed-
ing* were had. to-wit:
Claimn against the county were allowed and
diaallowed an follows:
Will be in the Real Estate busi-
ness in Madill after May 15.
LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH THEM
No. Name and Purpose
99—John I. Webb, office help, allowed
100—John I. Webb, office help, allowed
103-W. T. Barry, Jury Comissioner,
diaallowed (allowed by order of
District Judge) .
104-R. ('. Thompson, Jury Commis-
sioner, disallowed (allowed by or-
der of District Judge)
111—F. L. Yarger, Grand Juror, allowed
112—J. F. Yow
113—A. P. Lawson " " M
114—T. F. Frye
115—H. B. Hill
116—J. R. Bowen " " "
117—H. K. Inge
118—J. A. Holt
119—J. I. Pennington. witneMS. allowed
120— John Ml e
121— Mrs. M. J. Choate "
122 T.J. Choate
123—J. M. Scribner
124—Mrs. Lee Scribner
125—F. N. Colson. fees earned, disal-
lowed (county not liable)
130-R. A. Rader. Sheriff's fees, all'd..
131—D. P. Wheeler "
133—Alamo Hotel, board jurors, all'd.
134—R. P. Glenn. Court Bailiff, all'd
11 &i B'niwii
137—C. S. G rider
140-Flrst Nat'l Bank. Madill. Court ex
pense paid, allowed -
141- Madill Nat". Bsnfc, Court expenses
$ 75 00 i
37 50 |
150 00 j
paid, allowed. . 1058 95
143-N. W. Welch, fees earned, allowed 198 05
144- Madill Nat'l Bark, juror paid, all'd 17 20
145—First " " " M " 2 60
146—T. B. McClendon, witness, all'd... 7 00
The official bonds of the following were ap-
proved in the sum of 8500 each: H. B. Moore.
Assessor, Odell township; J. W. Moon. As-
sessor, Madill township; W. F. Grimes, As-
xesHor, Taliaferro township.
A petition was presented to the board signed
by a number of voters the of the Cumberland
community asking that they be given a vot-
precinct, and the board being of the opinion
that it is to the best interest of the communi-
ty, their request is granted and a precinct
to be known as Cumberland precinct is
hereby formed, the boundaries to be as fol-
lows: Beginning at the N. W. corner of Sec.
26, T. 5 S., R. 6 K.; running east to the county
line; thence in a southerly direction along
the Washita river to the section line between
Sees. 2 and 11. T. 6 S.. R. 7 E.; thence west
along said section line to the S. W. corner of
Sec. 2, T. 6 S.. R. 6 E.: thence north to the
place of beginning.
The office of Dr. J. S. Welch, member of the
Board of Insanity, was declared vacant, for
the reason that he has moved from the eouuty
and Dr. P. F. Robin son was appointed t< fltt 8
tfi. u;i>"\ i-ii i-u U-i in.
Ordered that the board be and is adjourned
until the 25th day of May, 1908, at the hOU <>!
nine o'clock a. m. E. H. McDUFFEB,
Chairman Board County Com.
Attest: W. C. CAMPBELL, County Clerk.
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Heart, C. F. The Madill News (Madill, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 37, Ed. 1 Friday, May 15, 1908, newspaper, May 15, 1908; Madill, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metapth351513/m1/1/: accessed October 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.