Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Vol. 10, No. 166, Ed. 1 Friday, July 7, 1911 Page: 1 of 16
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ItltusltoBci' Ortily phoenix
the only newspaper in eastern oklahoma with full associated press leased wire report
) STOKES 10
VE1 HER FfiEELY
"■ ""I Detroit •Is 23
' y- is Philadelphia 47 -4
New York 37 32
ClMCRgO •>< J-
In Boston ■**
Cleveland ^ 40
Washington -*• ™
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1911.
Kindnesses, Miss Gra
ham Shot Him.
Chicago . . .
New York . .
Pittsburg: . .
St. Louis . . .
Cincinnati . .
Brooklyn . .
Boston . . .
❖ ❖ •> •> <• ❖ ❖ ❖ •> •>
❖ CITIZENS IN RAGS
HI CAUSES ONE
DEATH MO II
is Supervising Work
Of Raising I he Maine
Y WENT OUT MOTORIC
Sometimes He Entertainer^
Her at His Farm. Once
He Even Telegraphed a
:w YORK. July 6.—A package
[ghteen letters written in bygone
s, to Miss Lillian Graham, was
led up to the judge's bench this
•noon In the court room where
Graham and her chum. Ethel
•ad, were arraigned on a charge of
npting to murder W. E. D. Stokes,
millionaire hotel man.
hoy had been found, the detective
in whose keepin? they had been,
Liie young women's roorai, and
itltuted the prize to recover, for
•h Stokes is said to have given his
He had been summoned to the
rtments. he said by Miss Conrad,
told him Miss Graham had left
Europe. He was angry, he said,
n he saw he had been deceived,
declined to sign an alleged state-
it setting forth that he had de-
ed Miss Graham Rnd her relatives,
also declined to pny $25,000 under
at of death, he added, and there-
n Miss Graham began to shoot,
kes said that he told the girls that
•k mail was a prison offense and
Miss Graham said "I'll say I'm
5y," while Miss Conrad asserted,
ording to Stokes, "We'll say he
to our apartments and attacked
and killed him in self defense,
have three witnesses listening to
this who never would 1ft him out
Four Shots Ftretl.
Vhen Stokes disarmed Miss Gra-
n after sustaining two wounds,
*s Conrad, he said, Vas In the
•lor and as some one began firing
n, he assumed it was *l'.e. He was
n again In the calf of the let.
ere ware four more shots, but they
went wild, he said.
Stokes started for the hall then,
ere, he said, first the two girls and
cr three Japanese seized him and
■ottled him for a while, a short
avyset man aided them. The police
Hllv rescued him. and he said, he
nded a patrolman the revolver he
taken from Miss Graham
On cross examination. opposing
unael attempted to have Stokes tell
attentions to Miss Graham during
e four vears he had known her. but
proved an unwilling witness and
e lawyer met with constant objec-
Stokes met Miss Graham at a dinner
Lexington, Kv.. he said. He had
fen her out automoblllng. had wrlt-
n hex while she was at Memphis,
hid go. and other points, and also
d entertained her at his Lexington
rm Once, he said, she had come
om Memphis to Lexington at his
She left the next
San Antonio 4 5
i"the!t'ort Worth 43
j Austin 44
j_ Waco 4 3
loran Dallas 4 3
not| Oklahoma City . . ... .42
Hullv! t arda flown I.eailera.
PHILADELPHIA, July 6.—In a garm
featured by poor pitching. St. Loui
defeated the home team. Philadelphia
pitchers gave thirteen bases on ball
to four. Score:
St. Louis 004 120 510—13 14
Philadelphia . . ..010 161 001— 9 8
Batteries—Golden, Harmon, Sallei
Pol\lew Phoenix Clothing Company
Closed Contract for Build-
EIGHT STORIES IN HEIGHT
Children's Playroom, Ladies'
Rest Room, Private Ele-
vators and Stairways
to be Features.
•> The stricken citizens of Chat- ❖
❖ tanooga, the little city almost an- •>
•> nlhllated by a tornado recently, ❖
<• are still in a desperate condition •>
<• and lack of clothes Is said to be ❖
I* their m >st serious need. The •>
•J temperature the past week his ❖
i •> been stationary at llti and the •>
❖ rough pine and pitch dwellings • > , ^ fls On Pl'CViOUS
•> which have been hurriedly con- ❖
<• structed have not furnished pro- ❖
❖ tectlon from the heat. The pitch ❖
has melted In many of the ❖
❖ homes and filled the air with its *>
<• odor. v
Many of the citizens, who find ❖
<♦ It impossible to stay in their •>
❖ homes are walking the street al- •>
❖ most naked, the most fortunate •>
❖ clad only In rags. Many sub •>
❖ seriptlons and contributions of ❖
•> clothing and food are being re- <>
•> ceived daily from all over Okla- ❖
<• homa but conditions still con- •>
❖ tinue desperate. *
.;. .j. .> .j. •> <•<•<••> * •> ❖ 4> ❖ *
Another tall boy—an light story i
building this time—will soon grace]
the Muskogee skyline. The New
Phoenix Clothing company will erect
the new buildng on the southeast
corner of Fourth street and Broad-
way, the contracts for the loan and
construction work were signed yes-
terday and actual work will com-
mence in less than a month.
The new building will have a front-
age of 50 feet on Broadway and 114
on Fourth streit. It will be con-
structed of reinforced concrete and
the outside will be finished in red
pressed brick and stone trimmings. In
CHICAGO, 111., July 6.—Mrs. Fielcia general appearance, the structure will
I'.ees mother of Mona Bees, concluded | resemble the Surety building. The in-
. .U tnial tmlav terlor will be finished In marble with
her testimony In the See trial touaj,
Suit for Damages Against
See, Uncovers New
And the Government Has a Re-
ceipt for Her "Lest"
and Mrs. Stephens Bridges, mother of
Mildred Bridges, followed her on the
Mrs. Bees, In concluding her testi-
mony. said that Stephen Bridges, who
alleges that See mistreated his daugh-
ter, was at one time appointed "Pres-
ident of the Absolute Life Cult," his
duties being of a business nature. At-
torney Cantwell asked If Bridges had
not made two contributions of *1,-
000.00 and $500.00 respectively to the
cult, but Mrs. Recs was not allowed to
answ'er. She was allowed to state,
however, that Bridges -made
fifty different contributions.
Mrs. Bridges testified that she was
responsible for Mildred, but that the
-ill was left at See's flat with the con-
sent of her father. Mildred heard
the "Book of Truth" read publicly.
Who I* Hazel?
Considerable testimony was heard
in an endeavor to clear up the mys-
tery surrounding "Hazel Danner,"
whom the defense claims is u myth.
A suit is pending against See in which
George Danner asks for $50,000.00
damages for the alleged abduction and
mistreatment of his daughter. Mrs.
Bridges said she had been a convert
Absolute Life" for six years, hut|c|oge(] the deal yesterday, wired
had never known "Hazel Danner."
Police captain Max Danner took
the witness chair long enough to
state that he had no brother named
George. The next witness on this
point was John F. Rosen. Bosen said
that he talked with George Danner
about filing the suit, and that alter it
had been filed he was called on the
phone by Francis J. Callahan, one of
the altornevs for See's defense. Calla-
han. he said, sought to compromise
the damage suit. He asserted that
Hazel Danner was not a myth, but
wis in the city at the time of See's
preliminary hearing. Her home.
terlor will be finished in marbl
maple hordei.-) and fixtures.
Two large elevators will carry pas-
sengers to the six floors which will
be rented for offices and a private
elevator will be used for service on
the other floors. The basement, the
first floor, and the greater portion of
the second floor will be reserved for
one firm. The New Phoenix Clothing
company will probably occupy this
space although this Is not certain.
The fact that to date fourteen renters
have applied for space on the ground
floor may result in a change of the
company's present plans.
The building will be completed by
the first of Feoruary. It will be the
first large building in Muskogee
which will have only one store room
on the ground floor. On the second
floor of the building a large chll
dren's play room will be Installed and
In addition a rest room for ladies is
planned. A private stairway will
lead to the portion of the building to
be occupied by the store and another
will lead to the offices. There will
be fifteen rooms on each floor above
the second and this will leave a large
space for halls and toilets.
The money has been secured in St.
Louis and the representatives who
mediately to headquar'srs and the
money Is ready at any time net led.
C. H. Sudholter has already prepared
the plans for the building and con-
tractors have been figuring on them
for some 'me. No sooner had the
loan been closed than the contract
for the construction worl- was award-
ed to the Manhattan v onstructlon
company an., orders given to push
the work. The building will cost
when completed, in the neighborhood
Days, But Humidity is
EASTERN CITIES_ SWELTER
Rains Fall in Many Sections
and in Oklahoma, Several
Cities Reports Good
Kid Kelley, the "lost" prisoner, ever
ince statehood denied by both the
United States government and the
state of Oklahoma was yesterday
tendered to the sherliT of Johnston
county by Federal Deputy Marshal E.
Hubbard, and accepted.
.'he tender was made upon the In-
struction of Fed,ral Judgo Campbell
under the same legal rulings as gov-
ern the tendering of a payment of a
debt. Upon the acceptance of Kelley,
the sheriff of Johnston county filled
out a written reciept for the prisoner
and gave It to Hubbard. Uiius a debt
if the law was paid With a human
Eight years ago under the old fed-
eral regime when this country was the
Indian territory Kelley was convicted
of murder and sentenced to be hanged,
He appealed and was granted a new
trial and again convicted and sen
His second trial came anoist thi
time of the advent of statehood
I'nder the enabling act he, with all tho
other prisoners, was turned o\er to
the state. The records In his case
were lost and ror eight years he has
been held awaiting the execution
The state supreme court washed its
hands of his case. The other day
Judge Campbell, determined that the
matter should be settled, order
Kelley tendered to the officials of th
countv In which the c*ime was- com
legrapblc request. She lett the next ■ lndlnapolis. but she dlsap-
fty, Stokes said. The first cash pres- £ftd;p7whlle thP federal authorities
n,..hp. w"hlch- — looking for her as a possible
SOLDIERS TO LEME
>VU|—he did not remember which
ii the occasion of one of her visits
Lexington, he said. Stokes con-
uded his testimony shortly before
cllournment. The case will be con-
The bundle of letters that drew
tokes to the girl's apartment was
nade publTf' by the court. They ail
egan with the salutation "My Dear
Ilea Lillian," and most of them con-
ned with "Your# sincerely
Stokes' Good Advice.
In the letters from Stokes to Misa
raham, given out tonight, ther? were
nany bits of advance advice for the
oung woman. One sent early In De-
ember, 1809, warned her that the
tage held but "a heartless social
Ife" and urged her Instead to "marry
om. rich young fellow whose com-
pmienshlp will be worth more than
,11 the worthless admiration of a
In another the writer said
Relief from the most disastrous hot
wave In history came to the parched
and blistered country yesterday and
rain fell here and there throughout
the nation. Boston, Mass., and Miles
city, Mont., thousands of miles apart,
Jointly held the standard and official
government record for tho day with
an even hundred decrees.
At Bacone college near this city the
mercury In the government ther-
mometer reached 103 degrees. To-
wards nightfall however the mercury
dropped rapidly and at six o'clock
stood at the mark of 90, the low point
for that hour in two weeks. During
the twenty-lour hours It fell as low
One Death From Heat.
Although yesterday was the coolest
day locally since the hot wave begin
it marked the recording of the first
victim of the heat. Little Stella Hul-
sey, the five-months-old daught r of
Mr. and Mrs. M. 3. Hulsey, 402 South
C street, died of complications due
directly to the oppressive weather,
Her little twin sister, Vella Hulsey,
was also dangerously 111 yesterday
from the same causes that claimed
her sister but the attending physician
said last night that she will recover.
The Huisey's are not wealthy In
worldly goods and the neighbors yes-
terday lnt a helping hand In lajing
the little one at rest. One friendly
woman made the shroud, ai'.other
helped furnish the coffin, still an-
other the hearse. A prominent phy-
sician Is donating his services and it
Is through his efforts that the dead
baby's twin sister will be saved.
The first serious prostration of tne
summer within the city limits oc-
curred yesterday afternoon when
Charles A, Edwards of Tulsa, a man
sixty years of ag\ collapsed at the
top of the stairway ll. the city hall
He was carried to the first floor
where city officials and clerks with
Ice, water and fans worked over him
until an ambulance arrived to tak
him to a hospital. The attending phy-
sician last night reported that he
Little Suffering ller >.
Though the temperature during the
entire hot wave has continually regis-
tered above the hundred mark In
Muskogee the humidity has not been
oppressive and there has been
comparatively little suffering.
Light clouds that for a short time
obscured the sun yesterday afternoon
An Entire City Black is Threat- 'J™'" •' "• ™""n
AN OUSTER SUII
Commissioners Charge Improp-
er Handling of County
RESIGNATION IS DEMANDED
Actions Are Also Instituted
Against Justices Bailey
and Wolfenberger to
No Report as to Origin of Ex-
plosion On Maine, Says
SUFFERS IK HUE
ened by Serious Con-
rain but they oon passed away
mist. At one o'clock this morning
the moon was shining brightly from
a clear and cloudless sky and there
seemed but little hope that rain
_ . , , , would fall within the next few hours
PITTSBURG. Kans.. July 7.-2 ji. ^
m.—Fire which started at 11:30 ThroUKh()Ut Okiahoma. eastern
o'clock last night in the basement of | Texas K|insas anJ Mlg80Url 1(K,a,
tVw c R Finley book and stationery i .
the lr I Hniuulr ftt! showers are predirt^d for today 1h
forecast for Oklahoma is cooler In th«
central portion Saturday and local
Government Determines On
Withdrawal of Troops From
PHILADPLPHI A, July 6—Rear
Admiral George W. Melville, retired,
IT, S. N., said today that he believes
the former battleship Maine was
blown up by one of her own maga
•I have always maintained that the l^ore, in the Klrkwood building
Maine was destroyed from within and i Seventh and Broadway, at 1:30 o'clock
not from without," Admiral Melville this morning had totally destroyed ( todav
said. "I l> e said that the examlna- • the building covering half block of g ' e 8
tlon of the ship In Havana harbor j territory and housing three business
would prove that the explosion oc- establishments causing loss of more
curred within her. One of her powder than $120,000.
magazines was sltuited betw>en two] Three business houses and a hotel,
coal bunker heads and one of the , the latter occupying the second floor
shell rooms also was near by. The
coal, taking fire, probably heated the
shells in the shell room and caused
WHY not A MILLION?
WASHINGTON. July 6.—The pro-
gram for reducing the maneuver di-
vision at San Antonio, Texas, con" ! siaiulnrd Oil Coni|mny I'ays a Vine
templates the gradual withdrawal of; $500.
the 11th, 15th and DUh regiments of MANHATTAN. Kan. July 1«.—The
infantry. The 13th Infantry, 8tli cay_ S standard Oil company today In the iOKs of $60,000
of the structure, are destroyed; The
fire is still raging and the entire block
The business establishments de-
'•'Inlev's stationery store, loss $15,-
000; Klrkwood and Hammett. hard-
ware dealers, loss $15,000; S. 11.
Kress, five and ten cent store, $15,- and last night indication'
| uoo; hotel, $10,000. heavy rain would fall heron
The buildings destroyed represent a lng.
At Enid, Oklahoma, yesterday af'
ternoon the heaviest rain in years f<
breaking tho high temperaturi
Good rains also fell yesterday
Chickasha and Arapahoe. A sprinkle
gladdened the hearts of the Oklahom
City folks last night and a light rail
fell along the Santa Fe raJlroa'"
Gathering clouds threatened more
rain for Oklahoma City and vicinity
late last night.
Ardmore and Davis, Okl
WASHINGTON, D. C., July 6.—A
board of naval officers, experts In
plosives Is being selected by the navy
department to study the hull of the
battleship Maine In Havana Harbor
as the water Is pumped from the
cofferdam now surrounding the
Because of the necessarily slow
progress of the work, weeks will
probably elapse before the experts
ill be able to examine the Keel of
the former warship, nut the board
ill proceed to Havana as soon as its
personnel Is made known and will
main with the work until it is fin-
The navy department officers are
nvlncod that the examination will
rove the correctness of the Sampson
)oard, which dtclded the destructive
xplosion which sunk the Maine was
aused by a torpedr or mine, and
hat the explosion of the ship's maga-
In view cf the renewed Interest at-
achlng to the actual cause of the
•structlon of the Maine resulting
from the uncovering of the wreck by
he army engineers, general
The bonrd of county commissions ^
Individually and through the coun.
attorney yesterday afternoon demani
e<I the resignation of County t'Urk V .
K. I.ooper, charging him with improp-
er handling "f county funds and Mr.
I.ooper Immediately declined to re-
sign. He stated that to do so would
an admission of guilt and that lie
Is Innocent of any wrong.
Mr. Looper last night In speaking
with a Phoenix reporter said, "There
absolutely nothing to It."
County Atorney W. E. Dlstney al-
ready has prepared a petition for a
suit to oust Looper from office whleh
le will submit to the county commis-
lon^rs today. The law requires that
any such complaint must be signed
by the commissioners.
The county attorney's ouster peti-
tion sets forth that Looper In June
made a report of the month previous,
attaching to the report his check for
$i;21 In lieu of cash. Just what be-
came of the check is not known to
the county officials. This month ho
made a similar report, the drafted
petition says, attaching a check for
The petition alleges that the money
was not turned over to the county
until early this week when Mr. Looper
made good the entire amount. Tha
county therefore has not lost a cent
unless It be computed as interest no
For sometime past because of the
uncertain condition of the lees and
snlarv fund county officials have not
received their salaries and this fact is
thought to have hail something to do
with Looper s methods of making his
Actions .XgaliiHt Justices.
County Attorney Disney yesterday
also tiled suits against two other
county officers, Justice Mel Bailey and
Justice W. S. Wolfenberger, Justice of
the peace, to recover fees whlcn tho
petitions allege they drew and to
which they were not lawfully entitled.
The petitions were prepared the day
before but were withheld that Bailey's
accounts In the banks of this city
might be attached battle county. The
Justice, however, received word of the
Bixby, cnlef of engineers, who has impending action and beat the coun-
Just returned from Havana, today is-
sued the following signed statement:
'The work of unwaterlng ihe Maine
far proves nothing as to the or-
igin of the explosion of the maga-
zines, but already shows such exten-
sive destruction of the forward part
boat that It is quite probable
that further unwaterlng will fall to
give any proofs, either way as to the
rlgln of such explosions. I have so
far made no reports or statements as
to the origin of the explosion."
ty to It." He had withdrawn his ac-
counts when deputtes went to the
banks yesterday morning to make the
The county seeks to recovei $5.-
.3 37 and interest for Mr. Bailey. A
single claim set forth against Halley
Is for $2.102.65. The petition alleges
that Bailey was overpaid in fees to
which he was not entl'led by $5,759.-
•r anil that he collected from felony
and misdemeanor cases $64 which
has not been accounted for
The county in Its suit bgalnst Jus-
tice Wolfenberger alleges that he has
been overpaid for fees to which he
was not entitled $643.60 and that he
has collected $3 for felony and mis-
demeanor prases which has not been
j accounted for .
I ACH! LISTEN~GRETCHEN.
Much Beer Was Mready
NEW YORK. July 6.—No less than
63,000,000 barrels of beer were sold
In the United States during the twelve
.months ending June 30 last, or an ln-
nver the previous twelve
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J„ July «— Iof 6 21 per cent according to
the annual report of the beer and
8,000 Delegates Listen to Ad-i™*ls H«
dress of President of
Eight thousand delgates crowded In-
front adultoriuni of the million.
hung over to the front adultorium of the million 111 wh. hw to.
la., yesterday dollar pier tonight at the nlng of Brewers'
, were that , the session of the International Chris- the Withstanding the In-
... ... .... tin ti fur 1 1-
in anomer i c , airy and 4th field
• I am a cross, crabbed and ugly old | have been ordered away. A battalion
and such a nice letter from such I of the third field artillery will return
district court here confessed Judg- The blaze started In a mysterious
me'it In the suit brought against it by , manner I11 a quantity of wall paper
Attorney General John S. Dawson 1 |n the basement of the Finley store
Farmer Killed Himself
Two deaths at Marble City, Okla..
crease, whleh the report contends iu-
The feature of the evening was the j y. -. . country Is prosper-
annual a ldress cf President 1- rancls j ^ ^ Rpre&d of prohlb,U„n has
affected the trade considerably, It 1*
E. Clark. His reference to an
directly chargable to ternational peace pact, with the Eng , d
C. Anders killed him- " h speaking people combining to •
i.toil f Vi. u'.iv wHM I hi1 n un note of
report, Is $146,973,000, an Increase of
this place, at South Pittsburg. Tenn
Death occurred this afternoon, when
he was overcome by heat while play-
Mr. Cockerell was folmerly one of
the largest Individual smelter owners
In this county, operating plants here,
e«re;ai y o .qrr 1. ..I-Ufc... 'lypHtpr^v, stun* 01 rem Iola. Pittsburg and Altoona. Kansas.
(WHllUKJ *P (m |1 M to O. a llarreM. |and at several other places.
who has had all the matrimonial ex
pcrlences she wants for life and so we
will Just be good friends. We "*'tll g"
traveling and autoing together and
have pleasant talks und such things.
There are several dozen *vl<nws and
flrorcses h vf } intend . kieWug o\'ef
■CJr'ejBlVv f.'situsn. 1
SOME LAND SALK8.
G. E. Burford reported th* sale
yesterday ten acres of land of the
.city for a consideration of $8,000.
John H- Cobler was the buyer. Mr.
Buff ord. also closed another deal
veateNfkV. s«!lliwt' 61 A-ot on Kanka-
POSTAI. SAVINGS HANKS.
WASHINGTON. July 6 —Postmas-
ter General Hitchcock today desig-
nated llfty additional postoftlces a«
postuI savings depositories. The of-
fices are located In twenty different
states. They will begin operation on
the thirty-first instant.
days. Temperatures throughout the
country yesterday were lower with
promise of still further relief today
although the death list In many In-
stances was materially Increased.
Washington, D. C., continued to
broil In a torrid temperature of '■># de-
(Contlnutd on Paf T*r )
nomlnatlonal endeavor. He will still
remain In office, and there will be nu
dimlnitlon In his authority
Charlie Wheeler, city clerk, Is still
limping as a result of the hard work
he dlil In the ball game at the Country
club July the fourth.
passenger on the steamer Motlks.
wlilch arrived ystcrdaj from Genoa,
Naples and Palermo and was detained
at quarantine pending investigation of
a suspicious case of illness.
The res ilt of the Investigation con>
vlnced Health officer Doty today that
It «its a ease of cholera.
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