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AHDMOliK, I.T., KlilOAY K ICNINCJ, KKI.IU'AKY j7, 1!K)7.
TO COMPLETE LABORS QY THE
FIRST OF MARCH.
A. EDDLEMAN'S OPINION
Of the Body Will Put In Jim Crow
Cap Provision Constitution Should
Be Ratified by All
A Kddlemnu, ni rnmlncnt ntornoy
of thin city mid a iiromlnent man In
Masonic circles, haw returned from n
Visit to (lutlirle. whoro lie was at
tending a mooting of tbu Oklahoma
flrnlid Lodge of Masons. Tho object
of Mr. Bddlomatrs visit to (lutlirle
was B& a member of a comtnltoe to
nrrango plans for the consolidation
of tho two grand lodges of Masons
Into ono body. While In (iutlirlo Mr.
Kddlumatt lslted the constitutional
convention In session and talked with
n number of the delegate on the va
rious subject before that body. When
inked to express an opinion on the
convention nnd Its work, and what
lio thought would be the outcome, he
"Tho convention Is down to hard
work and will when through give the
UpIo of tho new state a good con
stitution which ought to be adopted.
While no man or no set of men can
make a perfect organic law, tho one
when framed will be n good one. My
judgment Is that In some respects It
may go loo much Into detail, but they
nre trimming It up and by the the
time reports nre all passed utfon nnd
compared, ami then worked over by
tho committee on compilation nnd ar
rangement ull objections of this kind
may bo disposed of."
Mr. lMdleman was asked: "Do you
think the now constitution will have
engrossed In It n ptuvlslon of tho Jim
Crow car law?"
"he delegates na n rulo feel that
they arc bound to resiiect their party
pledge as well as their personal and
Individual pledges to tho people that
this provision should go Into the con
stitution. They reaII?o that a provi
sion of this kind In tho constitution
as a grant of power to the state Is
wholly unnecescary. That tho legisla
ture could en.ict a Jim Crow law
which would accomplish all that Is de
sired without any such provision In
the constitution. Ilut they say that It
was a pledge of the party to tho pc
do nnd they propose to koep their
It seems almost unreasonable to
conclude that the president would
wlthho.d his approval of tho consti
tution because It contained this pro
vision. "All, I believe, of tho Southern
states have on their statute books a
provision of Mils kind, and It has been
passed upon hv tho supremo court
of tho United States and held consti
tutional and valid. If tho Btato with
out nny provision of this kind In Its
constitution can by act of legislature
nccnmpllsh tho samo purpose and
such legislative enactment Is not in
violation of tho constitution of tho
United Stales or hill of rights, how
could such a provision In tho consti
tution bo held to be Involution of tho
fonstltutlon or tho United States nnd
tho bill of rights; nnd what objec
tion could the piesldent hnvo for with
holding his approval of tho same,
"I think by all menus we should
ratify the constitution, It would be
better to havo statehood and k con
stitution containing some undesirable
featiros and hnvo a government of our
own llinn to continue under the pres
ent Conditions. Tho constitution ltsolf
will contain tho Initiative and refer
endum by which amendments to the
constitution may bo submitted by pe
tition. The legislature will nlso have
power to. submit amendments, so that
If wo find provisions which upon trt
nl nro not satisfactory they can be
cured by amendment, if we fall to
Watch Is Space j
ratlf) the .constitution, we proliabh
Would not get statehood for jenrs to
come, and the Depot tmont of Interior
would continue to reign supreme In
this fnlr land of ours."
The contention will finish by March
1, In all probability.'
Shall We Annex Cuba?
Ilouldcr. Col., Feb. 15. The wisdom
of tho annexation of Cuba will bo
definitely decided tonight when the
oratorical stars of Utah and Colorado
universities meet In their annual de
bate. The question Is: "Itesolved,
That annexation by the United States
Is the only solution of the Cuban
problem." The Colorado team con
sisting of Arthur N'afe, Hugh Item
Ington nnd J. N. Kelso, will nlllrm
this proMltlon, which will be denied
by the Utah tenm, consisting of
Percy (loddnrd, Frank lloliuan and
Oklahoma's Eastern Star.
Knld, Okia., Feb. 1 1. The grand
chapter Order of Kastorn Stnr met
In thli city tonight for n two day's
session. A reception to grnml officers
nnd visitors was tendered nt tho Ma
sonic hnli last evening by the ladles
of the local chapter. It was largely at
tended nnd the hall was beautifully
Formal sessions will be held Tliuis
day and Friday, l'lvo hundred visit
ors nro already In tho city to attend
In Bankruptcy Court,
Referee In IJniikruptoy, Judge John
Iltnkle. this afti moon set n:tlde the
exemption In the J M ('ulllns bank
rupt estate properti of tin- value of
TWICE THE ROPE BROKE ERE
CONDEMNED MAN DIED.
WALKED CALMLY BACK
Charged With Murder of Post Matter
Grubb, Two Negroes Are Hung
Today In Virginia One Negro
Weighed 237 Pounds.
Dy Associated I'rejr,
Hlchmond, Va.. Fob. 15. Tho hang
ing nt Fnrmhtll today of Moses Hill
nnd Win. ltullln, negroes, for tho mur
der of Postmaster Grubb, was most
harrowing. Hill weighed 257 pounds.
The ropo bixiko.
Hill walked calmly back to tho scaf
fold, when tho ropo broke tho second
Ho died In great agony.
Kentucky Negro Hanged.
3y Associated Press.
llarbourvllle, Ky., I'eb. 15. Jesso
Fitzgerald, a negro, was hanged to
dny for tho murder of Mrs, Hobert
llroughton. At tho negro's request tho
black cap was not used.
Burglars Make Get Away.
Ilv Associated Press.
Kllnsvllle, III.. Feb. 15 Iturglnrs
cracked tho safe of tho bank at Kllsl
vllle near hero this morning" nnd es
caped with Jl.tuo In gold nnd $1.0.11)
Our Outhrlo man, short of stuff.
Conductor Monroo of Newton Is a
vbiitor In tho citj th.s week.
J. F, Finney returned InBt evening
from, n trip to Oklahoma City.
Division Supt. II. A. Tlco nnd gen
eral Superintendent Fox of Topeka,
passe 1 through tho city last evening
o OMnhoma City.
Ilrnkcman Harry Colo of tho 1.".
Itono & Western Is laying off for n
Clf Ticket Agent II. J. Tagart Is
one of the bent on tho mala lino of
Hie A. T. & S. P.
The Monte Crista Show Company
went to Oklahoma City on tho noo"ii
INCIDENTS IN THE THAW TRIAL
ATTORNEY JEROME MAY CLOSE CASE
Ily Associated Presr.
New York, Feb. 15. Cloie oherv
cri of the Thaw trial believe the pres
ent trend tit toward a commission In
lunacy to determine officially Thaw's
condition of mind.
Counsel for Thaw have refchea the
opinion that the trial may be termi
nated abruptly any day by Jerome,
from thlt cause, and they are plan
ning to fight him on this line.
Thaw ( credited with having de
clared that he would not face an asy
lum In preference to Sing Sing, and
the death chamber,
Jerome declines to discuss the mat
ter. From the present Indications Dis
trict Attorney Jerome will practically
close the ense of tho defense In the
Thaw trial, lie has ullowiil three
cruts examinations to bo passed
those of Kvebli Nesbi. Thiw, Ur.
Wnguor ami Ur. Kvans. Ho will -alt
until the last minute to croff-cviin-
train where they will show tonight
Knglneer lllll Wagoner has n now
engine on ills run.
Conductor Monroe returned to New
ton. Kas.. on tho afternoon train. He
was brought hero ns n witness bo
fore the grand Jury.
W. I.. Ilurnett, chief cook of tho
local Harvey eating hotwo returned
this morning from Purcell. Ho will
leave tonight for Topeka, Kas., whoro
he will take" cahrge of tho eating
house there for about ten days.
Santa Fe train No. 110 was two
hours late this morning.
Traveling Auditor It. J. Kennedy of
the Santa Fe Is In the city today
General Freight Agent Teasdale of
the Santa Fe wan In the city today
f i om Oklahoma l'lt.
DEMOCRATIC CLUB MEETING.
Has Been Called for Saturday Night
to Fix the Date for Holding the
Municipal Primary Election
A special meeting of the Ardmoro
Democratic club lias Lcen called
held in tho police com t room of the
city hall for Saturday night at 8
o'clock, for tho purpose of fixing a
dato on which to hold a primary for
the nomination of municipal officers
of tho party.
It as de-'ded to Istuo tho call
JIM CROW POSTPONED.
Two Days' Notice Must Be Given to
Take It Up.
Uy Associated Press.
Outhrlo, Okla.. Feb. 15. The con
stitiitlounl convention has postponed
Indefinitely the action on tho separate
conch qutwtlon. Tho proposition pass
ed on u motion to cause two days' no
tice to be given before It can ho talc
en from the calendar. It Is believed
this kills tho Jim Crow law. The
committee on private corporations
today reported favorably the proposi
tion to prevent piping natural gag to
points out of tho state.
Sold to Stock Comoany.
Kl Itono,. Okla., Feb. 14. Tho i:i
Iteno Democrat has been sold by Hum
plireys and Simpson to Messrs. Ma
iler. Allen and Peto Huffy. The gentlo
mon nro all dyed ln-thn-wnol Demo
crats. Tho staff Is composed of tho fol
lowing: J. W. Mnher, president; V.
II. Allen, vice president; P. Peto Duf
fy, secretary nnd managing editor,
nnd T. W. Mnher, troaBtirer.
Ilelng n star card player Is about
tho Bamo recommendations for n man
that being a good rabbit cliaso Is for
im- thcr wltnc -m tin I tin ,i . ill
add to what he Mirvii.lt I'l gel it ig
f i ' 'in them tho . liiure nl hi- un
.xpeits and his other wltne.ti-i in n
Initial. Just what the nature o hm
rebuttal will be, It Is now linposwllil"
to any. If tho defense alios him lee
wn, as thoy have offered to do, he
will without doubt atU"it In how
that the story which Hvolyn Neablt
Thaw lis told and will tell en the
Htand Is not tr.it In all detail .
New York, Feb. 15. Another trag
ic chapter In tho history of the Thaw
White episode was written yesterday
afternoon when death stepped In to
halt the famous trial. Tho wife of
Juror II. Uollen died yesterday after-
I noon soon after her husband reach
led her bedside. He had been mini
'monod from the court room where
the trial had been In progress for
Ii'hh than fifteen minutes. The for
mal announcement of Mrs. Ilnltous
death wan maile ill cnuit shortly aft-
COST OF THE PHILIPPINES.
I Nn Pinnr tn Rhnui th Annu.il P..
pense cf the Islands. It Is Es
timated that a Blunder
was Made In Taking.
Washington, Feb. II. Senator
Clay of tleorgla has the courage of
his curiosity and wants to know what
It costs us annually to keep tho Philip
pines. Others have had a like cur
iosity, hut they have not had the
courage to demand the figures which
would tell the talijj
The result has been that In none
of the many fiscal nltitrncts which
ttho government publishes will ono
find the figures showing Just how
expensive a luxury it Is to own a Ma
Wo have a Philippine budget
which shows the cost of our insular
lltirenu. What wo have spent tn
fortrylng and In establishing a nav
al station Is also exhibited, and In
other budgets will le found items
which make n paft , of tho
cost of our Imperialism; but in
none of the reports nro all tho Hems
colloted so ns to make n full mani
fest of what wo expend every year
on the Philippines. It would bo
Idle to guess what tho total Is. There
is no hazard In Haying hoecr
that it will be n mournful lemliider
to congress oft ho blunder that was
made when the treaty of Paris was
ratified. That a blunder wns made
In taking tho Philippine Is now gen
erally ndniltled. Indeed ono will find
few men In congrew who withhold
the admission. Our commerce with
tho archipelago Is not n profitable ono
nor has It Increase I at u ratio to otfor
even a hope that It will iiecoiue pn
appreciable part of our export trndo
within tho tlmo of anyone now living.
About the chief results of our trade
with the Philippines ha; been the
birth of tho question whether wo
should glvo their products free ad
mission to this country. In that ques
tion dul) and nelf Interest have been
at issue, and so fur wo havo chosen
to be guided by solf-lntcrrst, which
decision rather mockn those protest
of benevolent purpose bade when wo
took the archipelago.
Then politically, every one lias
come to see that In taking tho Philip
pines we havo given a hostage to tho
world. Already many millions have
been spent In fortifying some of tho
larger islands, but thine millions
will be multiplied before our possess
ions there will he In a state of reas
onable defense. A navy twlco tho
need of continental America will
not be more than half what Is requir
ed for the defonso of our dlnlty,
with the protection of tho Philip
pines as ono of our duties. It wo
were lifting tho peoples there In tho
scale of civilization there might be
In that humanitarian service some
consolation for tho declared political
economic blunder made when wo
bought them to decorate our triumph
i - p in. tin- bum h. i fur the aft
'ernonn session, anil .luullin I'll hit
aid urdi'ieti nn adjournment ur the
case until next Moliilax inoinlng The
emu t nlsw oiili'iiil. wllh Hie consent
of counsel. Hint the other eleven Jil
rinen be given their liberty and no
longer be held together. He admon
ished the jtirom to bo guided by their
honesty and their oaths, and not to
lead tlio newspapers or to discuss
the Thaw case Willi anybody.
The dentil of juror Helton's wife
had deprinslug effect on everyone
connected with the trial. Tho "prison
er socmcil to feel Hie matter quite
keenly when ho wus brought Until
court to lienr the formal announce
ment of a pcwtpoiiomiiit.
The fact that tho jurors have been
kept In close confinement since they
were selected for trial siryloo and
that Mr. Iloltou had been allowed to
visit his homo only three times dur
ing his wife's fatal Illness lent n
pathetic aspect, and the greatest
sympathy wns felt on nil aides.
omt Spain. Hut In the eoiirunetl and
conflicting ieorts tha; coin" over
bete Is no sure evidence that wo
are making that progress. Indeed. II
seems that morull) ml mentally the
Filipinos are not K.,itlv bet'ef off
than Hies weie under Spain, ami In
Washington there are men who nre
living molnenturllv In the exuectu
lion that some contietemps will
lend to tho dlKclciuie of such senn
dals ns will make the worst llrltlsb
rule In India teem respectable. Some
one, when the newspapers were pin-
claiming war ngnltmt Japan, exclaim
ed that war was to be encouraged,
rather than discouraged, because
then Ae could unload tho Philippines.
it wag a Jest but one In which rea
son wns mingled with wit.
Two White Men Hanged,
Ily Associated Press.
Itussellvllle, Ky.. Feb. 15. (Illy
I. on and Poik Fletcher, both white
men, were hanged hero today for as
saulting a (icrmnn girl.
COURT AT MARIETTA.
To Convene Monday, February 25.
Both Criminal and Civil Docl-cU
Are Heavy Several Notable
Cases to Be Tried.
The federal court will convene nt
Marietta for the next term Monday,
February 15, nnd will remain In ses
shin for two weeks. Deputy Clerk W.
S. Crockett was III that city yesterday
arranging for the holding of court.
Tho first week of the term will ho
taken up with the trial of criminal
cases, among the most notable of
which is tho celebrated Cnl Stewart
case. Thursday of the first week has
been designated as default day and
all appearance cases will bo called
and tho default docket sounded.
On Monday, March 4, the motion
nnd equity docket will ho sounded
and rnllod, while Tuesday, March 6,
has been sot nshlo as tho day tho trial
docket will bo called and cases set
More than enough trial cases are
on the docket to take up tho entire
term of tho court, provided the at
torneys nro ready for trial which Is
seldom tho case. Among tho notable
cases on tho civil side of the court
set for trial Is tho ono for dnmages
agnlnst tho Hock Island, transferred
from tills court on u motion of u
chango of venue.
The McAIestor News has suddenly
discovered Hint all tho railroads In
tho United States are trying to get
Into that city. Chlcknslia Journal.
Penalty of Greatness,
"What Is tho capital of Africa?"
asked tho teacher of a bright boy
on tho front row. "Muskogee,"
promptly replied tho boy.McAloster
Where Meat Is Tough.
That Is a hard one they tell tne on
Shawnee meat. A traveling man
for throwing a beefsteak on the
floor. The will have to strengthen
their floors down there. (lutlirle
Strong Vim Team.
Itev. Abe Miilkoy cut out the
iilmmlngH I rid night nnd gave to his
hearers the plain mttclo right from
the factory. He Mlched up Tiiith
to Fnclti and plowed deep Into tho
soil of slit, never slacking until the
entire Held was broke up. Durnnt
Guthrie on State-Wide Prohibition.
"Well, uncle, how do )ou stand
on the question of prohibition?" we
Inquired or an old darky Jesterdny.
"Say, boss," utwuorcd Hie old mnn,
"ilmn dnt ptohlhlstiun hov nti tliln' to
do whl waternilllyuns?" "Oh, no."
Dey take any watermlllyiins off or
put any on?" "No." "Den lit stay
homo on leckshtin day nn' let 'or
lllcker." (lutlirle Cnpltnl.
Hard on White Men.
It seems a tremendous Injustice
that the Intermarried white citizens
of tho Cherokee nation, who hnvo
loan so much to build up the coun
try, nnd without those vultn Indeed
tho allotment treaty could neor
have been carried, should now,
through h decision of the courts ho
threatened with it loss of property,
which many of tBem have held In
undisturbed pos.tesHlui' for yeans.
Vlnltu Chieftain .
Women can ahviu-i see Hie point of
i poliiilcta Joke,
TEXAS NEGRO HANGED FOR
KILLING A VOMAN.
LECTURE FROM GALLOWS
Locking Death In the Face, the Negro
Anvlsed His People to Shun Bad
Company and Cut Out
Ilastrop, Tex., Feb. 1!. At 1:53
o'clock today Ab Washington paid tho
piyiujly for tho murder of Jennie
Mooro, it negross. 1 1 In neck was bro
ken by tho fall, nnd w.u pronounce.)
dead In eighteen minutes by physic
ians. He made a talk after ho as
cended the scaffold, warning ills raco
to keep out of bad company, and
abstain from whlakoy. Ho was com
posed and spoko In a clear voice.
Tho body was shipped to Winches
Jennie Moore, u negross, wns Wash
Intgon'H paramour. Tho murder wns
committed nt Center Union on Pin
Oak creek, about twenty miles south
east of Ilastrop, about dark, Juno 19
Washington had attended a celebra
tion that day at an adjoining neigh
brohood, nud leaving thero wont In
search of tho woman ho afterward
killed. Finding her at Center Union,
ho Importuned her to talk with him
and she refusing, ho drew n ptatol
and began shooting. Sho was struck
by the first bullet and run somo dis
tance and after falling Washington
shot her twice. Ho Immediate fled
to Fayetto county nnd barricaded him
nelf In a houso whoro ho was found
nnd captured by Sheriff Townsend.
July 2 last, ho pleaded guilty to mur
der In tho first degree, and tho Jury
assessed Ids punlslhnoiit nt death.
An appeal woh taken and In October
tho Judgment of tho lower court was
alllrmed, and nt tho December term
of tho district court of this county.
Judge Sinks pronounced sentence iiih
Washington Is tho eleventh person
on whom Judge Sinks pronounced tho
death sentence during lib) teim uyon
tho bench In this district, covering a
period of about fifteen years
Thli h a record, poili.ipb equaled
by no other man on tho bonch In
IDENTIFIED FROM SHIPWRECKED
CREW! OF LARCHMONT.
CAPTAIN M'VEY'S REPORT
United States Steamboat Inspectors
Making Investigation of the Dis
asterCaptain MeVey Is Quite
a Young Man.
Provldenre, It. I., Feb. II. Fife.
rour names this ufternoou were on
tho list of tho Identified dead anion-:
tho victims of Monday night's dlsar
ter In Itlock Island unitind. when tho
steamer Uirchmont was sunk In n col-
llslon with tho Harry Knowlton
Tho llgures of tho disaster nro a:i
IlodhH identllled, 51.
Known missing, 95.
Total known to hnvo been on boa. 1
Hodles recovered, i2.
A llshlng achiHiner recovered tic
body of a man off tllock Island.
James Stables, nuartorm.v tcr of
Hie Ijirclimont, wild todn that he
was alone at tho wheel of the , t am
or when the collision occurred lie
said be nawtho Scliooner and was
watching her carefully. He raid.
however, that when the Bwervlng VC3
sel began bearing down on tho -steam
er It was too late to nvert a colli:
Captain McVey, who Is lint 28 years
old nud probably tho youngest captain
plying the sound, has been ordered
by the United States steamboat In
spectors to submit a detailed report
of thu accident to tho board, which.
it was said, would meet at New In-
don. Conn., today.
Captain MnVey wns able to pre
pare a report of the manner in which
his ship was sunk, but owing to con
ditions of his frozen limbs. It In be
lieved that ho will bo unable to go
to New London until tomorrow
R. L, OWENS TO WASHINGTON.
Detailed by Convention to Secure an
Appropriation to Meet Deficit.
Ily Associated Press.
Muskogee, I. T., Feb. 15. Robert
I.. Owen loaves for Washington to
nsslst In seuiring needed legislation
for tho new state.
Ily n recent resolution of tho con
stltiitlon.il convention, Itobcrt I.. Owen
of Muskogee, wns Invited to go to
Washington to secure nn appropriation
from Congress to meet tho deficit of
the convention nnd pay tho expenses
of tho election to ratify tho constltu
tlon nnd election of stato and county
Mr. Owen was tho iinnnlmous chol-o
of the convention and was selected on
account of his past experiences In
these matters and his known Influ
ence at tho capital.
Colonel Owen left Muskogee today
going direct to tho capital where he
will devote his energies to having
this highly important legislation (o
tho new stato given Immediate atten
tlon and consideration by congic.-,
at this session.
Seek to Quash Indictments.
Ily Associated Press.
Flnillay, O., Fob. 15. Motions to
quash the Indictments recently
brought against John D. Rockefeller
tho Standard OH company of Ohio,
tho Iluckeyo Pipeline company, tho
Ohio Oil company and the Solar Ho
fining company wore argued in th
common pleas court hero today. It la
alleged by attornoya for tho defend
ants that tho Indictments nro Indeft
nlto nnd nro not sufficiently specific
to enablo tho attorneys to prepare
an adequate defense. It is also main
talned that tho indictments nro fault'
In that they cover n single count,
while several offenses nro charged.
j Wilis Space!