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V I (E - i JL I 'f I N V L V ED.
Saerm 's -Name .Nentioued By Seia
tor Core in Connection With Sen.
Muskogee, Okla., Aug. 4.-What
happened in the private office of Unit
ed States Senator Thomas P. Gore at
Washington at noon last May 6th
formed the basis of sensational charg
es involving the names of Vice Presi
dent Sherman, Senator Charles Cur
tis.' of Kansas; Congressman B. S.
McGuire, of Oklahoma and others, in
a hearing before a special congres
sional investigation committee here
During the 30 or 40 minutes of a
conference held in that office. Sen
ator Gore testified that he had been
approached by Jake L. Hamon, for
mner chairman of the Oklahoma terri
torial Republican committee and also
former chairman of the Oklahoma
State Republican committee and that
he had been offered a bribe of $25.000
or $50,000 to remove certain legisla
tion pending in congress so that $3,
000,000 might be paid to J. F. McMur
ray, an attorney at McAlester, Okla..
and his associates.
The money was to represent attor
neys' fees for ten per cent. of $30,
000.000 which was to be secured from
a New York syndicate for 450.000
acres of coal and asphalt lands now
owned by the Choctaw and Chickasaw
Indians- in this State.
Sherman's Name -tentioned.
Vice President Sherman's name was
mentioned by Mr. Hamon, Senator!
0-ore testified, as being interested in
the land deal to the extent of favoring
the approval by congress of what are
known as the. McMurray contracts
with the Indians.
What happened in another private
room. in Washington and also where
it was alleged Hamon made more
"overtures" rela:ive to the land deal,.
IN-as told by Congressman C. E. Creag
er. of the third Oklahoma distt.-.
Congressman Creager supplemented
the testimony of Senator Gore. He
said on June 16 last he had been in
vited by Haraon to meet him in a pri
vate room at the Occidental hotel in
Having gone there, Mr. Creager tes
tified, he was informed he could have
a substantial "interest" in the land
deal if he would *thdraw his opposi
tion of the approval of the McMuri av
contracts by congress.
Asked the question: "Were any
. figures mentioned as to how much.
you were to receive?" Mr. Creager re-;
plied: "No, I did not let it go so far
as that. I made it plain I was not.
open to being influenced in that way.
"I had already gone on record as~
being firmly opposed to the granting,
of such an enormous fee for attor-.
Congressman B. S. McGuire, who
was charged by Senator Gore as "be-:
ing interested" in the McMurray con-;
tract was said by Mr. Creager, in his
testimony, to have been at the time
of his visit, an -occupant of the same'
suite of rooms with Hamon and Mc
Murray at the hotel.
Details of the DeaL.
Explaining what ied up to his op
posing the approval of the contracts
'with the Indians, Senator Gore in his
'testimony asserted that as far back
as 1905 he wrote a letter to Senator
Laf'ollette calling attention to the
great wealth of the coal and asphalt
]ands owned by the India-ns.
.He said the United States geologi
cal survey had estimated the mineral'
deposits to be worth $160,000,000. In
1905 he said McMurray had obtained
contracts with the tribes of Indians
for -the sale of the lands on a 10 per
cent basis. In 1908 President Roose
velt had registered his disapproval of
.'In the same year McMurray obtain
ed contracts individually with 10,000
Indians, there being at that time no
law against the execution of contracts
with individual Indians. It was this'
condition that aroused him to intro
* duce a resolution in congress declar-'
ing 'that all Indian contracts must be:
approved by congress before they be
r~ "McMurray then fcame to my of
lice,' said the senator. "I told him
I had no objection to just attorneys'
'fees, but that I thought ten per cent
-'on land valued by the government at
:$160,000,000 certainly was too high.
Also I.said ten per cent. on $30,000,000
-was too high as I was informed that
a New York syndicate was ready to
pay the latter amount for the lands.
I said I saw no reason why the In
dians should pay attorney's fees in
this instance at all since the govern
ment by treaty already had disposed
of the land and give the Indians the;
full profit. I wrote letters to the'
president and to various other of
ficials describing what I called an at-'
tempt t6 plunder and rob these In
"A great many interests were at'
work in promoting contracts, the first
I knew that former Senator Long was
actingt in behalf of McMurray was one
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Bretary of the fnterior Balling4
egan to protest against the cc
tcts and was told not to talk
od as Mr. Long wvas present and
s interested in tttem.
On last May 5 my bill holding
eIndian cogtracts was reported c
fthe committe~e favorably, the
pt being submitted by Senai
ghes of Cohrado. The very n<
da McMurray came to me and asli
eto have Mr. Hughes not to pr<
tmeasure. I told him I woi
ress it. I have been pressing it e'
r. McMurra~y said:
I have never approached any c
nthis matter except upon its m
t. I took t:ie contracts in gC
ath. I belie:ve they are legitim
d the compensation is not too gre
actically all the Indians in 1
octaw and Chickasaw nations we
hir land sold.
I do not know anything about i
nident of which Senator Gore a
ngressman CJreager speak. I he
gne to them many times but I w<
ttm in person and did not se
Cerks of Senator Gore testified
hving been invited by McMurray a
amon to "frog leg" suppers
ashington, at which the Indian c(
trcts were to be "talked over." The
nitations, it was declared, were
n one occasion, one of the cler
tetified Hamnon said Senator Gc
s awfully hard on his friends.
enator Gore, in his testimony
seted tha1 the offer of bribery we
ofar that Hamon said the $25,(
r$50,000 would~ not be paid over
eform of a check or marked mon
tthat "it would be all clean, ha
Personnel of Committee.
The committee that heard t
hrges was appointed by resoluti
ofthe house of representatives to
estigate the McMurray contrac
which are declared to have be
made by McMurray individually w
10,00 Indians, each of whom agre
t urn over ten pier cent of his pr
sfrom the sale of land, provic
econtracts were approved by c(
The committee headed by Congre
m Chas. H. Burke, of South Dakc
cairman, is composed of Congre
m Phillip P. Campbell, of Kans
Charles B. Miller of Minnesota, JC
.Stephens, of. Texas, and E.
Saunders, of Virginia. Its initial s
sio was held today. Congressn
Ceager's appearance on the witn
tad followed a series of sensatio
staements. Among Senator Goi
ork of the South.
and S. A. L. R'y.,
LY, AUG. 9.
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~r.I That Hamon told him that a man
i"higher up" in the government was
so interested in the approval of the con
e Itracts and therefore there was nc
Sreason why Senator Gore should not
pbe;. that when asked who was the
ut man "higher up" Hamon had replied
or That Hamon told him Senator Cur
xt tis of Kansas was "interested" in that
ssThat Hamon tol.d him Congressmau
ld McGuire, of Oklalioma, was interestec
er in the deal.
That Hamon told him an employe
of the department of justice at Washi
ne ington was "interested in the deal;'
rthat he (Senator Gore) knew the
od name of the employe, but would nxoi
te divulge his name or the name of his
a.t. informant, especially because tht
he latter would lose his place.
nft That former Senator Long, of Kan
sas, acting as counsel for McMurray
hhad gone to President Taft on April
he28 to urge the approval of the coni
nd tracts, but that the president had
.ve said: "It would take a good deal ol
.nt argument to convince him that the
d amount of fee $3,000,000 ased by Mc
tMurray was justified."
nd Senator Curtis today sent a tele
adgram to the committee denying' that
at he was in any way interested in the
rcontracts and offering to appear he
sfore the committee. Chairman Burke
all said Senator Curtis would be sub
peonaed to testify.
reSAnlaccount ofin that par f ent
Gore's testimony referring to Vice
.-President Sherman follows:
nt Mr. Burke-"In your conversaticai
00with Mr. Hamon you stated he nam
in ed a very high official ~that he said
ewas interested in these contracts. You
rd ,omitted his name."
Mr. Gore--"I say again that I
should very much prefer not to name
e it. I am, however, subject to the will
n of the committee."
[n- Mr. Burke-"The committee is here
ts, to get the facts and we must have all
en this conversation."
th. Mr. Gore-"He suggested that Vice
ed President Sherman was interested in
f- the contracts."
ed Thos. ~H. Owen, counsel for Mr.
n- Gore-"In that connection you spoke
of an article appearing in a FI.L3as
s- City newspaper that two gentlemen
ta, had called on the president. I wish
s- you would say who was mentioned
s in that article."
hto Mr. Gore-"In the newspaper ol
W. April 14, Vice-President Sherman and
es-' Senator Curtis were named as hay
Lan ing called to discuss the segregated
ss coal and asphalt lands. I think be
al fore the senate met the next day the
e's information came to re "
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