Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Vol. 10, No. 304, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 13, 1911 Page: 3 of 12
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
MORNING 0 MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX—o— DECEMBEK THIRTEENTH
Ite, However, Declares It
is Not Sufficient Evidence
to Implicate Him.
LoB ANGEIjKS, Deo. 12.—Burt
. fr.uikiln, an iavostlgator, ern-
Jjwd by the defense in iho murder
aI of .Tames B. MeNamara, was
Id to the suprior court today by
wttco William P. Young to answer
arB«s of bribing a Juror and st-
inpHrvK to influence the verdict of
The $10,000 cash bond furnished
• the lime of hi* arrest by counsol
r the McNumaras, was again mads
.rety for Franklin's appearand?.
Uo posecutlon does not seem anxl-
is for an early trial.
The name of Claronce S. Darrow,
ileT of counsel for the McNamaras
as brought Into the case twice to-
av by witnesses at the preliminary
earing George N. Lockwood, a
er.ireman, who was arrested with
■ranklln and later released, said
ia..klin told him he would see Dar-
row. and arrange how the monoy
to be paid." Robert F. Bain, a
■ li'op who accepted a bribe, told how
U. came to do it and added, Franklin
*old him Darrow had given him the
Jnnnay "to use."
Franklin, In court, denied that he
Ivor said anything of the sort.
I might «e guilty—though 1
lou t Tor a moment admit that; but
( m no fool." Franklin said,
i Ii« rt'used to elaborate this decla-
Darrow Denies It.
Attorney Darrow denied any com-
plicity in the affair.
7 1 don't know what words passed
Letween Franklin and Lockwood,"
|„. said, "I have had nothing to do
L ith getting to any Jurors. Look-
ivMod, 1 am told, said late in the day
Jnat he spoke to Franklin about 'the
fig fellow" saying he supposed I was
Li cunt and Franklin replied, 'I did
j,,,t moan Darr .w, I meant Captain
jvvhtte.* Tt looks as if Lockwood
i,light have had my name In mind
(when Franklin was not talking about
(he slate df.es not powsa evidence
which would warrant including Dar-
row In the tangle.
ME AIDER IS
HURT IN GOLIISOM
John Morrow, In the Darkness,
Crashes Into an Express
OF fORlI WIDOWS
So Millionaire Stokes Wrote to
Ethel Graham, Show
District Attorney Fredericks said
Lying almost In the gutter In a pool
of blood whloh ran from his ears and
wounds at the back of his head,John
VV. Morrow of 621 North J street,
clcrk In the general offices of the M.
O. & a. Railway company, was found
last night after he had been knocked
from his wheel to the pavement by a
wagon belonging to Harry Bernett
and driven by driver Malone.
At the place where the accident
occurred there are no electric lights
and an neither wagon nor bicycle
carried lamps the accident was un
avoidable as far as can be learned.
Mr. Morrow was on his way home
from the office and had Just passed
tlie intersection of F and Fredonta
streets near the home of Dr. Callahan
when, without a sound of warning,
he crashed Into a horse and buggy
driven by Malone. He was dashed to
the pavement from which he was
lifted in an unconscious condition
only a few moments later.
Physicians wero called and tt was
found that he was suffering from In-
juries at the back of the head In such
a place that only an examination
made at the hospital could show the
nature or seriousness.
Whether these Injuries wer«> re-
ceived from the collision with 'he
horse and buggy or whether they
were received when he struck the
pavement can not be learned but It
Is supposed that they were caused by
the fall as they are on the head In
about a place which would strike In
falling from a wheel to the side and
Mr. Morrow was removed to his
home but later taken to the hospital
where ho Is receiving medical atten-
tion. His condition Is serious.
NEW YORK, Dec. li—The prose-
cution In the trial of LiUian Graham
and Ethel Conrad, charged with
shooting W. E. D. Stokes, the million-
aire. whose condition is now critical,
confronted Miss Graham on tho cul-
mination of her cross examination to-
day with some new letters, put in evi-
dence to show that the young woman's
"exoneration" of Stokes had been the
subject of considerable negotiation
and that she had previously promised
In more than one letter "not to make
him any trouble."
One of these letters, which took
the defense completely by surprise
concluded with a request that Stokes
submit the statement he wished her
A Heady Kxplnnatlon.
Miss Graham was ready with an ex
planatlon. She declared the letters all
related to the *1,700 which she said
she had let Stokes keep for her.
Under questioning, Miss Graham ad-
mitted she knew when she went to
the Ansonia In December, 1906, that
Stokes had been divorced here but
she said she didn't know that under
the laws of New York there ts only
•ause for divorce.
She admitted also that she knew
Stokes had no Intention of marrying
again as he had said to her. "Having
failed to make one woman happy. I
do not Intend to try with another.''
It Wuk Just Friendship.
Miss Orahani said, however, that
their acquaintance at that time was
only friendship with no thought of
The prosecutor reverted to the Ai
Adams story. Last week Miss Graham
said she was afraid of Stokes at the
time she shot him because her sister,
Mrs. Andrews, told her she believed
Stokes had murdered the former "pol
A coroner's Jury found that Adams
Miss Graham admitted that her sis-
Calls Your Attention to Wednesday's Special
THE BIG GARMENT SALE
Each day from this time until Xmas will be a busy day here. The
store is crowded with attractive new merchandise, offered at such price
concessions as to be irresistible to those even slightly interested.
Wednesday Feature No. 1
Choice of any Silk
Petticoat in the house
at one price ....
The Newest Effects in Guaranteed Taffetas,
in Soft Clinging Messalines and Fringed
ter had not told her this stor> until
some time after her acquaintance
with Stokes began.
"Did Mr. Stokes raise any objec
tlons to your running around with
this old divorcee and murderer'.'" ask-
ed the prosecution sarcastically.
"In fact haven't you brought this
matter up for the purpose of blacken-
ing Mr. Stokes character?"
To this Miss Graham's attorney ob-
The witness declared she had told
her what kind of a man Stokes was.
"Didn't you know of his relations
Didn't Seek Plueo on "Payroll."
"Didn't you want to get on his pay-
The prosocutor's answer to those
negatives was to read several of the
girl's letters In which she Invited
Stokes to her apartments and express-
ed disappointment over his failure to
accept former Invitations.
"Why didn't you stop writing and
telephoning to him when ho continued
to 'disappoint' you in this way?"
"Because," replied Miss Graham,
"he also gave very good excuses."
Last week Miss Graham testified
that Stokes never had made full re-
turn for $1,700 which she said she
had given him to Invest for her early
in their acquaintance. Today she said
the money had been given her by her
sister Mrs. Singleton.
"Were those letters written before
or after you gave him the money?"
inquired a Juror.
"After," she answered.
"Too Young to Understand."
The prosecution disputed this and
exhibited several letters in support of
He asked Miss Graham what Stokes
meant In several expressions in his
letters to her. Her usual reply was
that she was too young to understand
them. „ .
Miss Graham declared that Stokes
held her a prisoner on his farm and
forced her to write a letter before lie
would release her. She asserted she
wrote it when Stokes threatened to
wire her brother-in-law In California
If she did not. She said Stokes assured
her he had destroyed tho letter.
Nevertheless when they returned to
>ew York Stokes begged her not to tell
"Whyjjid you keep quiet as he ask-
"Because I felt sorry for him. He
begged me not to tell on account of
Mlsa'Graham agreed with the prose-
cutor that tho "event at Lexington"
was the most terrible moment of her
A Consignment of Forty Widows.
Then the prosecutor sprang a sur-
prise in the shape of letters exchanged
between the show girl and Stokes
prior to her Lexington visit. Once
Stokes said he had lust received
•consignment of forty Chicago wid-
Then a letter was read which bore
on the disputed point of whether
Stokes was pursued or pursuer. It
Dear Willie Stokes
"I do want you: and If you will be
devoted to me alone. I promise not
to make any trouble.
There was a dispute over a letter in
which Lillian exonerated Stokes from
blame for some act of his. The prose
cutor tried to prove this act referred
to the Lexington episode. Lillian de-
clared it bore only on the $1,700 which
she had given Stokes to keep for her.
£R BROWN 13
GUI GLEAN BILL
Did Not Hold Women
Visitors to the Jail
In His Lap.
The best plaster. A piece of flannel
I dampened with ChamDerialn's Llnl-
j ment and bound over the affected
1 parts is superior to a plaster and
costa only one tenth as
Fully exonerating Jailor H. H.
Brown and declaring that the charg-
es against iilin were uot sustained in
any shape or form and declaring
that Mr. Brown is an efficient and
proper person to act as Jailor of the
Muskogee county Jail, directing th
board of county commiosioners to
provide a night Jailor at the county
Jail, complimenting Sheriff Wlsener
upon his action taken during tho In-
vestigation at which tlme^ he sus-
pended Jailor H. II. Brown and of-
ficially oongratulaUng Muskogee
county on the seal displayed by the
county commissioners during the in-
vestigation were the recommenda-
tions made in the report to Kate
Barnard, commissioner of Charities
and Corrections for the state, a copy
of which was received yesterday by
The finding of the commission and
the testimony taken in the case
which covers thirteen pages of type-
written matter have not one word to
offer against the action of H. H
Brown against whom the charges
were preferred but on the other hand
have only pralso for his work and
actions while Jailor of the Muskogee
Four charges were made and in
vestigated against H. H. Brown and
in all four were sweeping exonera
tlons returned for the man und
At the time of the Investigation no
little Interest was taken In the case
and sixteen witnesses were called,
some of the charges being sensation-
al The charges were preferred this
summer by a county commissioner.
The four charges In brief were
that: First. H. H. Brown, in the Jail,
was receiving Improper visits from
a woman; second, that he allowed a
member of the board, one V. T. Cole,
to take from his possession bottles
of intoxicating liquors; third. that
monoy of prisoners in the county Jail
was found missing and last that the
said H. H. Brown had behaved him-
self In a manner unbecoming a ffen-
tloman and that ho had held on his
knee a woman visitor.
In tho report received by Sheriff
WUener the statement Is mado that a
careful and searching examination
was made and the fact brought out
that Brown was a graduated and leg
ally licensed doctor of medicine nnd
at one time practiced medicine in tho
state of Arkansas, and also in the
state of Oklahoma, and that there was
nothing improper In the visits of tho
female visitor referred to In charge
"For Medicinal Purpos**
The commission found that under
charge two it was not within the power
of H. H. Brown to present County
Commissioner V. T. Cole from taking
possession of and taking away any
whiskey from the coutny Jail, then
benlg no intentional wr ing doing 011
the part of the Jailor, and while 'he
county commissioner. V. T. Cole, tes-
tified that he took tt for medicine
purposes It Is the opinion of the attor-
ney general of tho department of Com -
missioners of Charities and Corrections
that the act of the county commission-
er was Improper
j On the third charge it was shown
I that there was no sa'e in the Jail
Ia responsible person t the Jill at
nights i" receive the money found up-
on the prisoners no shortage could be I
Jl.x.'d upon any indlvid-nl for such |
reasons, therefore chfl.'ue number
three was not sustained.
In regard to charge number four It
was chargd by several witnesses that |
one or two guards looked through a
key hole and saw H. H. Brown holding
a female upon hl kn^e*.
From the testimony biotigh: out in
the hearing and from that of the man
who was In the room with Jailor
Brown at the time the incident stated
In the l'ourih charge took place,
Jailor H. II. Drown was sitting at his
desk and at no time did either of
the two women who wer* In the room
sit on the Uneos of the said II. H.
To take part of the testimony of Jno.
Butler, the man who vas In toe room
at the time the gunrds stated they
had looked through tho key hole and
had seen a woman sitting >n the knees
of Jailor Brown:
Q. Did you observe either of the
ladles while you were there sitting In
Jattor frown's lap?
A. Not that I know of.
Q. You were there and if they h'>'
sat In his lap you would have seen it?
A. Yes. sir.
q. You did not see anything of
A. No, sir.
As a result of the finding of the
commission the above sweeping exon-
eration was recommended by the gen-
eral attorney for the Commission of
Charities and Corrections for the
state and thus bring to a close one
one of the most sensational lnvestlga
tlons which has ever been made of u
county Jailor In the state.
Watch This Spsce Sunday
Is The World Growln* Belter?
Many things go to prove that it Is.
Tho way thousand# are trying to help
others is proof. Among them l«1 Mrs.
W. W. Gould, of PlttBfleld. N. H.
Finding good health by taking
Electric Bitters, she now advises
other sufferers, everywhere, to take
them. "For years I suffered with
stomach and kidney trouble/' she
writes "Every medicine I used failed
till I took Electric Hitters. Hut this
great remedy helped mc wonderful-
ly." They'll help any woman. They re
the best tonic and finest liver and
kidney remedy that's made. Try them.
You'll see. I0o at Cardinal Drug
A Household Medicine
That stops coughs qulokly and cures
colds Is Foley's Honey and Tar Com
pound. Mrs. Anna Pelzer. !G2G Jeffer
son St., So. Omaha, Neb., says: "I
can recemmend Foley's Honey and
Tar Compound as a sure euro for
coughs and colds. It cured my
daughter of a bad cold and my neigh
bor Mr* 3enson, cured herself and
her' whole family with Foley's Honey
end Tar oCmpound. Everyone in our
neighborhood speaks highly of It."
For sale by all druggists.
much. For i building and as there .-as no ono as
Thursday, Dec. 14
Morrison and Warde Present
Miss Jeanne Towler
and a Special Company In Vlo-
lu Allen's Great Success.
THE WHITE SISTER
Dramatized from F. Marlon
Seats on Sale at
MUSKOGEE DBUG STORE.
Prices, •1.50 to ar>c.
Curtain at 8:16.
Wednesday Feature No. 2
A Wonderful Assortment of Tailored
Suits in fine Sertfe. Heavy Diagonals,
English Mixtures and Cream Serge.
Regular price $25,
and $35. Choice!
Our Big Fur Department will Supply
Your Xmas Fur "Needs at a Handsome
Visit the Long Coat Section Today. 200
Choice Garments Being So d at Extreme
Nothing can upset your
health quicker cr make
you feel more miserable
than a lazy liver—but re-
member the Bitters pre-
vents all this by toning and
invigorating the entire
STOMACH BITTERS It Really Does the Work.
Try a Bottle of
315 West Broadway
Friday, Dcc. 15th
Friday and Saturday
Dec. 15 and 16
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bron pre-
sent In Brilliant Costume a
■tn Count 'Era
lU Count Em lU
Bltf Chorus—Corker Vaude-
ville Stunts—Gorgeous Set-
Can L help it, because
the other fellows who
are advertising s u c h
give as good values in
Men's Suits and Over-
Under Auspices ot
seat Sule Opens Till* Morning
at KROII Mt'SlC CO.
Prices: ti.00, 75o and IM>c
as I do? Is it my fault,
if they are Demanding
a Bigger Profit than I
am satisfied withf
HERE IS THE
I buy Suits and Over-
coats to sell just for $10
and $15. I buy more of
these two grades than
any four stores in Mus-
kogee. I huy tliem close,
pay for them on strictly
cash basis. I run my
store at a smaller ex-
pense and am satisfied
with a smaller profit.
THAT S HOW
I am able to save you
from $3.50 to $7 on any
You buy from me. Isn't
this talk logical, ean
you beat it!
Come in and make me
prove it. I aiu always
on the job.
114 S. 2nd St
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Vol. 10, No. 304, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 13, 1911, newspaper, December 13, 1911; Muskogee, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metapth351880/m1/3/: accessed August 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.