The Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 22, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA MAY 22. 1909
FATHER MAY SELECT THE
STUDIES FOR HIS OWN
the some and have assigned It to one
who had Inferior right.
The court refuses to assume this Juris-
diction, however, until the parties l avo
fully exhausted their remedies before the
■ commission and the secretary of the
DECIDES JUSTICE KANE
J. B. Thompson Did Not Want
Hia Children to Study Music—
School Teachers Suspended
Pupils and District Court Gave
YOUNG MAKES RULING
National Banks Paying More than
Four Per Cent are Ousted
That a parent has the right to select
from a course of study what studies
his child shall pursue and that his
right In that respect is superior to
that of school officers or teachers, Is
the holding of the supreme court to-
day In a case from Pauls Valley.
J. B. Thompson, chairman of the
democratic state central commltteej
and other Pauls Valley citizens object-
ed to having singing taught to their
children in the public schools. The
children were suspended because they
refused to take that part of the
course and a test case was brought
by Thompson against the members of
the school board to compel the rein-
statement of the children. A writ of J
mandamus was granted by the district
court and the school board appealed.
The. lower court is affirmed In an
opinion by Chief Justice Kane. The
"At common law the principal duties
of parents to their legitimate children
consisted in their maintenance, their
protection and their education; while
the muicipal laws take to enforce
these duties, yet it was presumed that
the natural love and affection im-
planted by provKlenco in the breast
of every parent had done so more ef
fectually than any law. For this rea
son the parent, and especially the
father, was vested with supreme con
trol over the child, including its educ
cation. Except where modiflied by
statute, that authority still exists.
"The school authorities of this state
fiave tne power' to classify grade
the scholars in their respective dis-
tricts and cause the mto be taught
1n such departments as they may
deem expedient ;they may also pre
scribe the courses of stury and text
books for the use of the schools, and
#uch reasonable rules and regulations
fcs they may think needful. They may
also require prompt attendance, re-
spectful deportment, and diligence in
study. The parent, however, has a
right to make a reasonable selection
from the prescribed course of study
for his child to pursue and this selec-
tion must be respected by the school
authorities, as the right of the parent
in that regard Is superior to that of
the school officers ami teachers.'
Natnnal banks paying a higher rate
of Interest than herein specified will not
permitted to act as reserve agents
for Oklahoma stato banks."
This ruling applies to nil state banks
and trust companies. This ig the latest
ruling of Bank Commissioner Young.
By an act of the legislature of Okla-
homa, authority is given the bank com-
missioner to fix a maximum rate of In-
terest which state banks and trust com-
panies doing a hanking business rr
lawfully pay on deposits.
Acting unl'r this authority, Com-
missioner Young decided to name the
following lates to take effect June 1,
On bank bv.nnees, rot to exceed 3
per cent per or num.
On savings accounts not to exceed 4
per cent per am um.
On time ccrH.#l.-*a4.ea fsr not less than
ninety days, 3 per cent per annum.
On time certificates for six months or
longer, 4 per cent per annum; provided,
however, this does not Include city, coun-
ty, state and government creposfts.
All existing certificates being a greater
rate of interest may be carried until ma-
turity, after which they must either be
paid or renewed at a rate not to exceed
the above. Any state bank official, di-
rector, stockholder or agent violating
the abpve ruling, either directly or In-
directly, will subject themselves to such
penalty as the law provides.
Clash on Floor Between Defeat-
ed Candidates and Member
BRADFORD IS PRESIDENT
Dr. Baker is Defeated by Claude
Thompson ' <r Bitter Fight—
Feelinr ° 'rong Between
F(i' vol- in Old and New
ANNOYED BY LOVE-MAKER
Pretty Widow Makes Brief Con-
fession Asking to be Locked up
Shot Persistent Suitor in Her
Front Yard--Claims Annoyance
"LYONS, Kas., May 14.—After con-
fessing that sho had killed Freder-
ick Arn, u bridge carpenter at Lit-
tle River, a small town near here,
ami asking the city marshal at that
place to lock her up, Mrs. Myrtle
Brewer, a striking widow of wealthy
parentage, is in Jail here.
"I have killed a man," Mrs. Brewer
said, "and want to give myself up."
The woman offer no explanation
for the crime other than to say she
had been annoyed by Arn to such an
extent that she considered herself jus-
tified In shooting him.
Following the woman's confession
an Investigation was made. In the
yard of Mrs. Brewer's home the body
of the carpenter was found, a bullet]
through his heart. It is believed that
the shot which ended Arn's life w
fired from a window of the house.
Great excitement prevails in Little
River because of the shooting.
woman told the officers at Lyons that
■he fired the fatal shot with a reyol
ver borrowed from a friend for her
ron WIFE DEAD
Eighteen-Year-Old Mrs. Hooks
Victim of Unknown Assassin—
Thought to be Victim of Jeal-
ousy—Only Married a Short
Time—No Arrest Made.
McAlester. Okla., May 14.-Wheq
George Hooks, a restaurant owner at
Hartshorne, got home at 1 o'clock
this morning, he found his wife dead
In bed with her skull fractured and one
arm broken and with a dozen stabs
on her person, evidently made with a
butcher knife lying by her side.
The murderer had evidently entered
and left by a window. Nothing had
been taken from the house.
There have been no arrests anvl tht
officers are at a loss for a motive, un-
less jealousy unknown to the existed.
The murdered woman was only eigh-
teen years old and had been married
to Hooks for only a short time.
STRUCK BY TRAIN.
Skull Fractured and Doctors Have
Special to The State Capital.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Okla., May 15.—
George Norton of Salem, Mo., was struck
by a west bound Amarillo passenger
train on the Rock Island railroad at 6:20
Saturday morning at the Western street
crossing and sustained a slight fracture
of the skull and serious body bruises.
CHICKASHA POLICE MUDDLE
CHICKASHA, Okla., May
That tlils city has heen without a le-1 ti°n in the chambe
eclal to the State Capital:
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 13.—Follow-
ing a heated contest in which two fac-
tions of the Oklahoma State Medical as-
sociation fought for supremacy, one fav-
oring the state health commission, the
other condemning the body. Dr. W. C.
Bradford, of Shawnee, was elected presi-
dent of the association Thursday, and
the balance of the ticket favored by the
health commission supporters carried
by a large majority.
Dr. Claude Thompson, of Muskogee,
was elected secretary-treasurer and edi-
tor of the State Medical association's of-
ficial Journal, to succeed Dr. E. O.
Barker, who belongs to the faction un-
favorable toward the state health com-
mission Tulsa was selected as the next
The struggle for control of the asso-
ciation between the two factions be-
gan from the first session Monday, and
continued unabated throughout the con-
vention until its close Tnursday. Feel-
ing was Intense, a fistic encounter be-
tween Dr. A. E. Davenport, member of
the state board of medical examiners,
and Dr. E. O. Barker, defeated editor
of the State Medical Journal, being one
of the results and a clash In open ses-
sion of the association at the White
Temple between Dr. W. T. Tilly, of
Muskogee, and Dr. B. J. Vance, Checo-
tah, lefeated president, occurring when
a climax had been reached Wednesday
Following addresses by Dr. A. L.
Blesh, of Oklahoma City, -and President
«anoe at the session Wednesday, Dr.
Tilly arose to reply, declaring that he
considered that unjust charges had been
mutf© faag'nst the stato heajtji commis-
sion. President Vance ordered him 1o
be seated, on the grounds that he was
out of order After protesting, Tilly
discontinued his speech of defense. The
affair caused intense excitement among
the 400 members present
'T wlshel only to defend the commis-
sion, believing that unjust accusations
had been made," said Dr. Tilly Thurs-
day. "However, now that the affair
has been satisfactorily settled, I do not
care to make a detailed statement. The
election has vindicated our cause, and
the two factions are now working In
Dr. C. L. Reeder, Tulsa, was elected
first vice president, Dr. D. A. Myers,
Lawton second vice president and Dr.
J. W. Duke, Guthrie, third vice presi-
dent. A resolution endorsing a more
thorough study of the tuberculosis evil
was passed and the following commit
tee was appointed to mnke a report
at the next annual meeting: Dr. H.
M. Wilson, Welston; Dr. A. M. Har-
per, Afton, and Dr. J. M. Postelle, Ok-
lahoma City. It is probable that the
report will Include a census of tuberculo-
sis victims residing in Oklahoma.
Resolutions thanking the citizens of
Oklahoma City for courtesies shown the
visitors and thanking members of the
Baptist church for the use of their
building, were passed, and the conven-
Members of the Oklahoma Eclectic
Medical association ended their conven-
or commerce rooms
TAKE UP ALLOTMENTS
Courts Have This Right by Wil-
The right of county courts to take
op allotment matters Is sustained by
the supreme court In an opinion by Jus-
tice Williams, in the case of Alfred Gar-
rett vs. Lulu Walcott, from the western
district, which Is affirmed.
It Is held that courts of equity have
Jurisdiction, after the Dawes commission
and the secretary of the interior have
exercised their powtr and exhausted
their Jurisdiction, to determine whether
by error of law or through fraud or
gross mistake the commission and the
secretary have failed to allot land in
the Creek nation to a citizen entitled to
gaily appointed chief of polico since
the death some months ago of Emmet
Goodwin, is a question revealed when
Acting Chief Bailey filed his bond yes-
terday for the position. It was dis
covered that he had not before filed
any bond for the position, and the
law makes this one of the conditions
of the Incumbent if holding the
place. Following the disappearance
of James O'Malley, who left the city
on the morning following his election
as chief of police, Bailey was appoint-
ed after the death of Goodwin to
serve. O'Malley not returning, the
place was left In the hands of Bailey.
The question now is, will the council
have power to appoint permanently
a chief of police or shall there be
CROSS ISSUES ORDER
Colonel Bill Cross, of the United Con-
federate Veterans, has Issued a general
order designating June 3, as Decoration
day for the Confederates. The order of
Colonel Cross Is:
GENERAL ORDER NO. 7.
Notice to the United Confederate Vet-
erans, throughout the stato of Okla-
I have designated June 3, the anni-
versary of our president, Jefferson
Davis, as Decoration day.
It is my earnest wish and request that
every camp, wherever there Is a Con-
federate soldier burled, that the sympa-
thizers and the members of the organiza-
tion have some kind of a service and
decorate the graves of our comrades
who have passed over the river.
i hope that this order will be ob-
served throughout the entire state.
By order of
WILLIAM M. CROSS,
Attest: Major General.
JOHN L. GALT, Adjutant General and
Chief of Staff, United Confederate
Thursday with the election of officers.
Oklahoma City was selected for the next
convention, which will meet during May
next year. The following officers were
elected: Dr. R. E. Sawyer, Bokchitto,
president; O. H. Traux, Stonewall, first
vice president; F. A. Starbuck, Roher,
second vice president; A. S. Riddley,
Chickasha, third vice president; E. G.
Sharp, Guthrie, secretary; G. H. Stag-
ner, Coyle treasurer.
The woman's auxiliary of the State
Medical society, in session Thursday
morning at the White Temple parlors,
elected the following officers for the
coming year: President, Mrs. W. G.
Little, of Okmulgee; first vice president,
Mrs. H. Coulter Todd, of Oklahoma City;
second vice president, Mrs. J. F. Duck-
worth, of Tahlequah; recording secre-
tary, Mrs. Thomas Clay Saunders, of
Shawnee; corresponding secretary, Mrs.
Walter C. Bradford, of Shawnee; treas-
urer, Mrs. C. *E. Bobo, of Norman.
AGAINST TAYLOR BILL
Not a Good Law For Either Par-
ty—Founded Uon Wrong
Oklahoma City, Okla., May 12.—"On
general principles I am against what
Is known as the Taylor election bill."
This is the statement made by Gen*
eral John Threadgills of Oklahoma
CUy, native North Carolinian, former
commander of the Oklahoma division
of the United Confederate Veterans.
For many years he was a practicing
physician at Greenville, Texas
"I do not regard the Taylor bill as
being a good law for either political
party," says General Threadglll. "I
look upon It as factional and against
the bopt Interests of the republic. j
"I regretted to see the passage of
this bill by the legislature and I vlo
believe that conservative democrats
will vote for its repeal when it is sub-
mitted to the people."
OLD SETTLERS MEET
Pioneers of Four Oklahoma Coun-
ties Will Celebrate
Shattuck, Okla., May 12.—The Old
Settlers' association of Beaver, Har-
per, Woodward and Roger Mills coun-
ties will hold their unnual reunion In
this city on August 25, .6 and 27.
Committees have been appointed to
arrange entertainment for the occa-
sion and the coming event will bo
ono of the most pleasant In the his-
tory of the organization. The asso-
ciation is perhaps tho oldest similar
one in the state.
ADAM GOD IS
DEPOSITION BEING TAKEN
IN OKLAHOMA CITY TO
UPON 3 MURDER CHARGES
Religious Fanatics Startled Ok-
lahoma by Nude Procession
and Then Tried Hard at Rid-
ding Earth of Devil's Chosen
in Kansas City
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 11.—Depo
sitions through which it will be
sought to establish that John Sharp,
Adam God and Melissa Sharp, hlf
wife, aro Insane are being taken lr\
the office of C. D. Watkins, 117 1-2
West Grand avenue. They will
placed on trial charged with the mur-
der of Patrolman Mullane and Dal-
bow and a private citizen named Sel
sor in Kansas City Monday.
Virgil Conklln, prosecutor, Is here
to represent the State. Andrew A.
Bailey is defending tho pair. It Is
at the behest of the defense that the
depositions are being taken.
Frojn the questions bring propound-
ed i > (v nj.i.. it '.b believed Uu*t ti^-.
State will endeavor to prove that th
Sharps are not Insane, but are reli-
gious cranks, who event went to the
extremity of parading the streets of
Oklahoma City in a nude condition,
drawing a crowd. They got the crowd
CROWDS GATHER TO SEE.
"Why, I never saw as many people
gathered together in my life as fol-
lowed Adam God, his wife, a young
man and two children when they
marched down Broadway in the mid-
dle of the day, divested of garments,"
said Kelly Shelton, witness. Shelton
was deputy jailer at the time of the
occurrence, April, 1905, and James
Sharp and the young man were In
his custody, Sharp for sixty days.
The young man was taken to Nor-
man and died in the asylum there.
Testifying as to the conduct of Jas,
Sharp when he was In the county
Jail, Shelton said:
"He kept talking about God. Ho
tried to hold religious services, or;
whatever you call it, In jail during
the dav and night.
"Both Sharp and his wife were In
a nude condition when they were ar
rested. I asknd Sharp why he didn't
wear clothes and he replied that he
came Into the world clean and he
wanted to leave it clean. At other
times he claimed that he was God and
his wife said the same thing.
didn't want to leave town. He said
he wanted to stay where he could
talk to God. There was a feed bill
against his team. He said the Lord
would pay that. I finally fouitel a
buyer for the team and told Sharp
so. He replied:
TEAM BELONGS TO LORD.
" 'That team doesn't belong to me.
It belongs to the Lord.' I told him
that I couldn't deal with the Lord.
Some man got the team. I don't
know whether he paid for It."
The members of the little clan, men
and women, slept in one wagon, Shel
JUDGE MARSHALL DIS-
MISSES MEN WHO WERE
TO HAVE HEARD.
ANOTHER JULY IS CALLED
Re-investigation Will Commence
Next Tuesday. Government
Contended that Jury Had Been
Caused to Yield to Improper
Influence. List of Men Who
Will Make Third Jury.
SURE IS RIGHT.
May 14.—F. II. Greer,
Dear Sir:—Enclosed find
two dollars for which
send mo the State Cap-
ital, the best Republican
paper in the Southwest.
You remember some
years ago, down at McAl-
ester, Colonel Roy Hoff-
man said : "If God Al-
mighty knew anything
about a Republican, Ho
knew you were one."
And that is what it takes
to run a Republican pa-
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TULSA, Okla., May 15.—Upon mo-
tion of the government judge, John
A. Marshall, of Utah, in the United
States circuit court here today, dis
missed the grand jury empanelled
last Tuesday to re-investigate the
Muskogee town lot fraud cases. Judge
Marshall upheld the government's
contention that the jury had been
subjected to improper influences. The
motion to dismiss the jury was made
because it failed to find indictments
against C. W .Turner and W. 1
Hutchins. Following the dismissa
Judge Marshall ordered another grand
jury of sixteen men to report Tues
clay next. Judge Marshall also order-
ed all witnesses subject to the call of
Tho calling of the grand Jury dis-
missed today following the quashing
at Tulsa April 10th of indictments
against Governor Haskell and six oth
er prominent Oklahomans' indict-
ment for the land frauds. The mo
tion of tho defendants to quash was
upheld upon the ground of alleged
misconduct on the part of Special
Attorney Rush of Omaha.
The following are the men who
will bo summoned to comprise the
new grand Jury for the re-lnvestlg^
tlon of the Muskogee town lot fraud
T. L. Davis, Stewart, Okla.; G. W
Harvey, Colbert; George Hightower,
Barren; Ernest Williams, Southwest
City; S. A. Benne, Bartlesville; W. T
iiailey, pryor Creek: J. A. Japp. Rush
Springs; D. Peterson, Grove; W.
Murphy, Vinita; William Lee, Ramo-
na; Claude Thompon, Grove; L
Simpson, Citra; L. H. Price, Hugo;
W. I. Petty, Dutohmllls, Arkansas;
John H. Woods, Hugo, and E. T. El-
lison, Catoosa, Okla.
HASKELL GIVES STATEMENT.
Governor Haskell tonight gave out
tho following statement regarding
Judge Marshall's action In dlsmislng
the grand jury today.
"It looks to me as If the attorney's
for the government thought they were
the grand jury. What Is the use of
having a grand Jury If the district at-
torney and special attorney can over-
ride the grand jury and deny it the
right to exercise its honest judg-
INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OVER-
"The district attorney made his
statement and the government lhaa
submitted all the evidence It has in
the Hutchins-Turner case. The grand
jury In the exercise of its function
held the evidence Insufficient to find
an Indictment aganst tho men. Be-
cause the government attorneys did
not agree with the grand Jury they
asked and obtained Its discharge,
to the charge of Improper Influence
upon the grand jury set forth in th
district attorney's motion, the court
stated that It was too Indefinite to
deserve consideration and that such
matters should be presented In the
proper way and specifically so that
they could he answered.
GROSS MISCONDUCT CHARGED
"We will at any time be ready to
answer any charges of undue influ
ence upon the grand Jury or Improper
conduct in any way. At any rate w
shall ask the attorneys for the gov-
ernment to answer charges of gross
misconduct upon their part."
MUST TAKE CHANCES
Freight Trains Not for Passengers
That a passenger riding on a freight
train must take his chances on the ex-
tra Inconveniences incident to that mode
and cannot charge the rallroal company
with negligence on account of them, Is
the holding of tho court In tho ease of
the St. Louis & San Francisco Railway
Co. vs. S. N. Oosnell. Gosnell was In-
jured by the pudden stopping of a freight
train at Cache, when he was standing
the door of toe caboose, and got
Judgment for $750. The case Is reversed
and remanded In an opinion by Justice
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.
tions in the papers lllner had been
shipping cattle bought with borrow-
money, with tho understanding
that the drafts were to corno back
the bank, but in this case the
draft camo into his hands, with tho
result that he appropriated the whole
thing and left the State.
Arrested in Connection With Own
MiSE NUT VALID
Special to The Stato Capital
ADA. Okla., May 13.—William Stlx,
arestcd hero In connection with
murder of his daughter, Mrs. Frank | STAY BY
Scrlbner, at her home In the county
last Saturday night, was today releas-
ed on $2,D00 bond. Further than tho
fact that the blood hounds made a
suro trail from the scene of tho kill-
ing to the house of Stlx, his arrest
following, there has been nothing dono
relative to clearing up tho mystery.
LA TELEPHONE CASE
PAY THE REWARD.
It is Held Killing Same as a De-
livery by Officers.
"If tho reward was offered and Is
In effect at the time of tho kllllrji?
and you are satisfied that the person
klllevl was the fugitive, It may be con-
struted that the killing was the same
as a delivery and the reward
This is the opinion of Attorney Gen-
eral West in reply to a letter from
w. B. Anthony, private secretary to
the governor, In which Mr. Anthony
asks an opinion _wherejn Bon Nowlln
asked for the reward for tho capture
of R. H. Johnson.
Johnson was charged with the mur-
der of Oliver Swan and Nowlln luui
attempted to arrest him ami was com
pelled to kill him in self-defense.
MOVEMENT OF REAL ESTATE
Many Manufacturers Knocking at
the Door. Railroad Advantages
Attracting Attention. Is Rail-
road Center of State. Capital
City Insolvent Company Busy,
Supreme Court Holds That if a
City Complies With Its Part of
the Contract the Corporation
Must Do Same- This Decision
Effective in This City
One of the most striking features of
the boom that has hit Guthrie a mid-
ship, l« in the probable location
factories. There Is not a day, but what
Inquiries come In relative to the prospect
of gutting a location hero for Borne man-
ner of manufacturing Industry.
Tho real estate men are getting busy j merely "on account," pending the do-
That a telephone company which
accepts a franchise from a city which
stipulates the maximum charges to b«
mado is required to carry out its part
of tho contract on the matter of
charges If tho city does Its part, la
tho holding of tho supreme court to-
day In the famous South McAlester-
Eufaula Telephone company case, in-
volving an attempted raise of rates In
the town of Hartshorne. Under the
company's franchise it was to charge
not more than $2.50 per month fo*
business telephones, |2 for professional
men and $1.50 for residences. An at-
tempt to raise rates was met with an
Injunction suit In the district court of
Pittsburg county. After a hearing the
Injunction was made permanent and
the telephone company appealed. The
lower court Is now nfflrmcd in an
opinion by Justice Williams.
The telephone company raised the
point that Its lines were constructed
by authority of a special act of con-
gress, but It was shown that a fran-
chise Is a contract, which will make
the decision effective in Guthrie,
Enid and other towns where 'similar
controversies are now pemJlng.
A general raise was announced by
tho Pioneer Telephone company In this
city some months ago and injunction
proceedings brought by the city attor-
ney to prevent the raise on the ground
that the company's franchise con-
tained a provision in regard to max-
imum rates. That case was not pushed
but was left to be determnied by the
decision in the case deckled today. Ia
the meantimo the telephone company
has been collecting at the old rate,
but presenting bills made out under
tho new rate, and receipting them
Indiana Wants Man For Alleged
A requisition was received at tho
governor's office today from tho re-
turn to Carroll county, Indiana, tf*
Ward B. HIner, wanted there on a
grand larceny charge and now under
arrest at Oklahoma City. HIner Is
resisting the granting of tho requisi-
tion and will be given a hearing to-
fraudlng a bank out of $1,400 on a
cattle deal. According to the allega-
and new firms are taking advantago of
the spirit of progress. Tho Capital
City Investment company, one of the
most prominent in the advancement of
tho city, is to the front with advertis-
ing matter which will have telling effect.
Already the good news has arrived that
factories are seeking admission. Man-
agtr Kline of the Capital City Invest-
ment company, received a letter from
Lee B. James of Dayton, Ohio, seeking
'i location for a matress factory. Tho
chances are that this plant will be In-
stalled In the new addition, and It will
give employment to fifty or seventy-five
men. These are Industries that we are
striving to get and will foster.
Guthrie Is already ranking as the
foremost city In the baby state as a
manufacturing center. It has the larg-
est textile cotton mill in the southwest,
giving employment to an army of peo-
ple. The Southwest Iron Works Is the
most Important of Its kind In the south-
west, and our mills carry the name of
Guthie to many of the foreign ports.
The demand for realty Is coming from
those to tho eff< te east who are seeking
locr.tlous In this land of opportunity.
The mere fact that Guthrie has never
put on a mushroom growth adds all the
more to the strength of the proposition.
The prospective ones look around and
are satisfied with the solidity of the sit-
uation. They realize It Is a safe In-
vestment. They find In making a can-
vass that those who have stuck have
"made good" and they are ready to in-
vest their money.
Never In the history of any city has
there been such a demand for houses.
The records of the fire department show
that applications aro pouring in, not for
cottages alone, but for modern homes.
Men of means are loosening up and
building on the vacant property held as
an investment. The spirit of push ahead
has taken possession of all, and all are
striving to d° their part.
The Capital City Investment company
has secured a tract of land Iminedlatoly
Joining the orlgliiul townslto of Guthrie.
Tho government townslto was laid out
nineteen years ago. This Is the first
addition to the original town of any con-
sequence since the original townslte was |
laid out, and tho time for Guthrie to i
enlarge and branch out has come. This
company realized the fact and secured
this land In time at a low cost, and for
this reason lots can be secured at a
nominal figure. One can stand on almost
any lot In this entire addition and see
over the entire city of Guthrie.
The news of tho boom, so-called, his j
reached Paris, France, and our friends
acrcss the seas are rejoicing that Guth-
rie hus aroused Itself «nd Is claiming Its
owa. Mr. Frank Shellabarger, who for
years was the Guthrie correspondent of
the Kanss City Journal, but who now
represents the New York Herald In tho
gay city, writes to tho editor: "Wo hear
that Gutln'ie is having a big building
boom." That shows what the advertis-
ing of the city Is doing. The demand for
rea: estate In the city. Is what started
the movement—nothing else. Tho demand
for houses clearly demonstrated that tt
was necessary to spread out. Tho in-
cr«iso in the population had swelled the
city two-fold, and the Indications are
most bright for a fifty per cent gain dur-
ing the coming year.
The Capital City Investment company
Is responsible to a large degree for tak-
ing advantge of tho situation and Inter-
esting others to come. It has been an
easy matter for the company for thoy
have the right location, and they have
the right plan*
clslon of the matter by tho supremi
The telephone company claim that
they are operating under the Bell
franchise In this city and that there-
fore they can raise or lower the rates
as they choose, contending that the
Bell company never quoted any rates.
City Attorney Fred Green la of the
opinion the supreme court decision af-
fects the local company.
SUICIDES OF EAR
MEMBER, DREARS RIDERS.
Helps Find Indictments Against
.. One Hundred Night Riders and
Then Gets Cold Feet and Hangs
Himself in Dread of Consa-
(International News Service.)
UNION CITY, Tenn., May 15.—
When Mansfield Ilarelson, a promi-
nent farmer, member of the gran«d Jury
that indicted Tennessee night riders,
retired Thursday night his family
was worried over his despondency^
Ever since the charges had been re-
turned against the gang of mysterious
depradators threats had been made
against Harelson's life. He openly
admitted he expected to bo killed.
Friday morning Haralson could not
be found. The family was horrified,
A search was made and insivle the
barn of the ex-juror was found, dang-
ling at the end of a rope, stretched
taut from a rafter. He had suicided.
The news of the death gave cre-
dence to a report that Harelson had
bc' ii lynched In revenge, but his fam-
ily declares he took his own lite.
POLICE LOOKING FOR BOY
Special to The State Capital.
lice here have been as
parents In Mississippi to locate their
son, J. C. Cavett, employed here by
an Insurance company, but who has
been missing for three weeks. It ia
believed the young man received a let-
ter from his sweetheart in the Missis-
sippi town breaking an engagem- nt,
and that hV may have committed sui-
* * *
PROHIBITION KNOCKED OUT.
JEFFERSON CITY, May 13.—
The house today adopted a Joint
resolution fixing tho time for sin
dip adjournment at noon. May 17.
The senate is expected to con-
It Is doubtful If the conferees
on the prohibition measure will bo
able by that time to force through
an agreement, provided one is
reached by coiifereu.
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Greer, Frank H. The Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 22, 1909, newspaper, May 22, 1909; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metapth352928/m1/1/: accessed December 6, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.