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Governor of Oklahoma and
Six Others Indicted for
Notorious Executive Damns
Hearst and Says Charges
*Are Buncomli
Muskogee, Okla., Feb. 3.—Seven in
dictments were returned by the fed
era! grand jury here tonight in the
town lot alleged frauds investigation,
the charges being conspiracy to de
fraud the government. The names of
those indicted are: Gov. Chas. Has
kell, F. B. Severs, A. S. English, C.
W. Turner, W. T. Hutchings, Walter
R. English, James W. Hill. .,
Governor Talks..
Guthrie, OUa., Feb. 3.—-Ctovernor
Haskell, when Informed that he was
Indicted tonight, issued the following
statement to the Associated press:
"I nave just heard of the indict
ment for conspiracy coupled with ser
en of the oldest and highest charac
tered citizens of Muskogee* men Who
developed and built up that country
by their unselfish effort. From now
the proceedings will be open to both
Si4eS«::-,.:^ -v, v^. -V5, ,,:•.... .1 .! .*fll
"Hearst's crooked manipulations
w14:.,jb^/.at'^5|^onjiti.- :I: jr satisfied
the interior department has been mis
led by falpe statements. I am confi
dent there -had not 'been a dishonest
act done hyi ally of1 ^the indicted. p6s
ties and that? good citizens in general,
regardless of politics, feel* the same
•way. ....,.•.-.,. _•
(Signed) "C. N. HASKELL."
Haskell Gives Bail.
Muskogee, OKla., Feb. 3.—Attorney
senting Governor Haskell, made^ar
rangements for the gdveroof Friday
morning to enter-his: appearance and
give $5,000 bond for his appearance
for trial.
The writs issued are returnable
forthwith. Governor Haskell is at
Guthrie. There is but one indictment
against him ichar!glhg him with con
spiring with Walter R. (Baton and
Clarence W. Turner to defraud the
government. There are two indict
ments against Turner and one each
against the others. ^rs.
Turner was first to give bond in
tj|e sum of 110,000. Hutchings called
and gave bond In the sum of$5,000.
All will probably be arraigned before
Judge Campbell Friday mOrnlng.
Intimates That No Criminals
Should Be
in Crime
life li IteeBsii to
Insorance Cemmissioliers
1 ^^Ded jDp Tliiit Soiiip
tSIsi lD.1^dve Years --.»
Madison, Wis.,
tary of State Walter L. Honsei^today
asked Attorney General ~F. lis Gilbert
and State Treasurer A4 H*-- Dahl to
(bring suit against Insurance Commis
sioner 'George E* Beedle and former
Insurance Commissioners Z, M. Host,
Bttil Giljoann-and- Wnilam, A. Frlcke|
to recover fees collectedtoythem for
ezamtnlnr companies and policies dur
lng the twelve years since 18»5. The
fieeii\«p oollected from life and acci
.^^^^^Kwmpil^teif ^'^^iliie' four commis
sioners estimated at about $200,OW.
Itr. Houser claims that inasmuch
asV *a^ nireV
vided left)?* the roinattssioiaer, the fees
.belong Wit* ^m^^^^&mm
Chicago, 111., Feb. 3.—Mrs. Martha
iiajrtetJlJja^^ $|oai^0*ass
who Has been on trial for the theft of
t4,006 fw^^
allies., a r^tester.y|ti|j^aaoney
lender, wMttMJnmted
That Congress Should Not
Build Any Fences Against
Secret Service
Washington, D. Feb. 3.—Declar
ing that "if the government is to act
with full efficiency against criminals,
it must have some force of secret ser
vice agents who can act against crim
inals anywhere," President Roose
velt, in a statement made public from
"The position of the admlnis-4
tration is." said the president,
"that it is against- sound- public
policy to discriminate in favor
of criminals by discriminating
against the use of the secret
service to detect and punish*
them." C*
The statement was called forth by
statements appearing in some of the
afternoon papers to the effect that the
work of the secret-service has been
hampered and that the investigation
of cases outside the detection of
counterfeiters and the protection of
the president has not' been cijrcumr
scribed by restrictive legislation at
the last session of congress.
2i Toledo, Ohio, Feb. 3.—Harvey* Has-'
el, the seventeen-year-old boy frund
guilty of the murder of his mother,
was this afternoon sentenced to life
imprisonment in the Ohio state peni
tentiary at Columbus. Hazel was con
victed of Slaying his mother January
11, 1908, by beating* her to death with'
a hammer. The case attracted conoid-'
eraJble attention because of the de
fense of adolescent insanity.
North Dakota—Threatening Thurs
day, with snow in northwest Friday
enow and somewhat colder. $
South Dakota—Partly cloudy Thurs-'
day Friday rain or snow and colder.
J^hejitt* Partly cloudy and
™ii-mer^ Thursday Friday rain or
the White House tonight, emphatlcal- President Roosevelt and Secretary Root
ly reiterated his opposition to re-so
stricting the field of usefulness of the
secret service.
Wi± t$
California Assembly Rejects
Barring Aliens as
land Owners
hide to This Coop
4 tie Grace
Sacramento, Feb. ^.-^-After a debate
extending from 11 o'clcock this morn-'
ing to 6 p. m. the assembly, by a vote
of 48 to 28, rejected the bill drawn by
A. M. Drew, barring aliens from own
ership of land in California. The bill
had been amended at the request of
that the clause applying it to Jap
anese only was eliminated, tmaking the
bill apply to all aliens, but the meas
ure aroused such a storm of opposi
tion that long before the debate was
closed by Mr. Drew it was apparent
that the measure would be defeated.
In substance the objection to it was
that it would drive at least a billion
dollars of foreign capital out of the
states and might jeopardize the present
friendly commercial relations with -the
Illinois Legislature Fruitless
ly Ballots for Seeator—
Springfield, 111., Feb. 5.—With the
taking of one senatorial ballot the
joint session today arose until noon
tomorrow, -when it is likely' the same
program will be followed. The
changes of the ballot today were of
no consequence. Neither are there
anyimportant changes expected to oc
cur on the ballot tomorrow, when it
is feared adjournment will be taken
until Tuesday.
The ballot today gave Senator Hop
kins an Increase of two votes over
the last ballot of the day before.
Speaker Shurtleff 'total also was in
creased by one vote. Ten Democrats,
voted foV 0irter? H. Harrison of Chi
cago, and'thus the entry of another
new name was added to the Hat of
candidates who Siave received votes
on the different ballots.
The supporters of the bill contended
(Continued on Page 8.)
Harden Hellstraa Has Not
Been Notified of Slay
of Execalton
Unless Official Order Is Re
ceived Before Daylight
Execution Proceeds
Pehjfr, the condemned half treed
from Rolette county, may be hanged
at the penitentiary tonight for the
crime of murdering a storekeeper at
Sombet, a little town in the northern
part of. the state.
A few days ago notice of an appeal
of Peltier's case to the supreme court
was filed with Attorney General Miller,
but so far no official notice has been'prevent putting the law into effect
served upon Warden Hellstrotn, with
out which he is bound, under the sen
tence, to execute Peltier between the
hours of midnight and dawn of Feb
ruary 5.
The scaffold stands ready for its vic
tim, the witnesses of the execution have
been invited and the penitentiary board
of trustees will arrive today to be pres
ent on this grim and solemn occasion.
Warden Hellstrom is very loth to per
form this unpleasant duty. He has
(Continued on page 8.)
SomePittsburg Aldermenand
inkers Fall Heir to
More Grief
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 3.—New indict
ments were returned by the grand
jury late today in the councilmanic.
bribery cases against Councilmen Jno.
F. Klein, Joseph Wasson and William'
Brand, and the two former bankers,
William Ramsey and A A. Vilsack.
The indictments returned are based
on charges made by District Attorney
William A. Blakely. Two charges of
conspiracy also were found against
the four men, one of the indictments
being in connection with the alleged
bribery of councilmen by the German
National bank officials in connection
with the city depositaries ordinance.
Editors are complaining that they do
not get their proper reward for fighting
the mail order houses.
So. Dakota Governor Signs
2 Cent Rate Bill and
Row Is On
Injunctions Issued in U. S.
and State Courts Add
ing to Muddle
The twOQ
Pierre, S. D., Feb. 3.
cent rate bill with emergency
going into effect at once, was signed
by Governor Vessey today. It is re
ported that the railroads, through the
United States court at Sioux Falls,
will at once seek an injunction against
clerks of court in every county of the
state in which the railroads operate to
Railroads Get Busy.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Feb. 3.—Judge
John E. Carland, in the United States
district court today granted a restrain
ing order preventing the two-cent pas
senger rate law, signed by the governor
today, from going into effect, pend
ing a hearing before him March 1 for
a temporary injunction.
The order was granted at the instance
of the various railroad lines in South
Dakota. The bill as finally passed by
the legislature yesterday contained an
emergency clause making it effective
So Does South Dakota.
Pierre, S. D., Feb. 3.—While the
railway companies were obtaining a re
straining order from the federal courts
at Sioux Falls to stop the two-cent
rate law, the attorney general went be
fore the state supreme court and got an
alternative writ of mandamus, return
able March 3. The question to be set
tled now is, which coujrt shall take
'jurisdiction of the matteti^*
Culebra, Feb. 3—President-elect Taft
has now completed his inspection of
the entire line of the canal, having
traversed the Pacific channel today.
He expressed himself as greatly grat
ified at the result of the labors of the
engineers. Tomorrow he will view
the entire Culebra cut from the Em
pire hills.
Mr. Taft received the members of
the Isthmian Red Cross this after
noon. The special engineers had a
long conference with Chief Engineer
Goethals today, at which the canal
plans were discussed in a general
Dead Ones Enronte
Home to Their Na
tive Land
New York, Feb. 3.—Five thousand
Chinese corpses, bound for their final
resting places in the Flowery King
dom, will leave Brooklyn next Wed
nesday on the steamer Shimosa. The
bodies of the dead Celestials were dis
interred from "burying grounds all ov
er the United States and placed in
sealed caskets, which in turn were
placed in Jrfne boxes, each 'labeled
with the name and history of its silent
occupant and stored^ between" decks
on the ship. Wht»« the Shimosa
reaches China ,the »odieg will be sent
to the localities from ^phich thev^fead
Chinamen a S
A special invitation is extended to
the tisiOng ^mights in the city to
*»jne. to ommandery meeting to-J-,
nlght'and especiairy to tbe banquet at
Th* meeting will be held in the Ma
nonic a
store, on rourth street
Fo fuller inforinatioa oail,
eommandw, pMme 90S
.'• '•.-• ,-Vv. .': ''^v.
Legislature Decides to In
vestigate Charges of
Primary Fraods
Committees Named to Han
It-Stephenson Is
the Target
Madison, Wis., Feb. 3.—That there
wil] be no election of a United Statue
senator to succeed Isaac Stephenson
before an investigation of the primary
election has taken place,, seems cer
tain. With both branches of the legis
lature agreeing to the terms of a res
olution pointing to that end. motions
for conference committees of three
members each were agreed to in the
assembly and senate today and it is
up to the joint committees to a Tive
at some agreement in the line of an
investigation that will be saisfacory
to both parties before the investiga
tion begins.
Speaker Bancroft named Messrs.
Ingalls, Cleary and Whitman and
President Strange appointed Messrs.
Blaine, Sanborn and Donald. The
committee is equally divided as to
factions, the assemblymen being
Stephenson adherents, while the sena
tors are supporters of the La Follette
Senator Stephenson lacked four
votes of re-election today when the
fifth joint ballot was completed. He
received but 61 out of 129 votes cast,
which was fewer than on any ballot
thus far taken.
Washington. Feb. 3.—Senator Teller
of Colorado today addressed the sen
ate in support of Senator Bacon's res
olution declaring that the senate has a
right to any information in possession
of legislative departements and cited
various precedents to sustain his con
tention. He claimed that only in ex
ceptional cases is the president war
ranted in withholding information and
declared that cngress had never failed
to respect such action on the part of
the legislative branch when it had been
based on considerations of public in
The senate remained in executive
during most of the day, considering the
nomination of Dr. W. D. Crum to be
collector of customs at Charleston,
S. C.
Washington. Feb. 3.—General debate
on the agricultural appropriation bill
in the house today afforded critics and
defenders of the departments of agri
culture an excellentfieldday.
Mr. Lever of South Carolina, led off
with an attack on the appropriation and
work of the referee board of consulting
chemists in the department. Mr. Heflin
of Alabama, asked on behalf of the cot
ton growers for a governmental month
ly report on the consumption of cotton.
Mr. Sturgis of West Virginia, urged an
extension of the forest service. Mr.
Humphrey of Washington, took an ex
actly opposite view, while Mr. Mon
dell of Wyoming, declared the bureau
of forestry the most autocratic bureau
outside of Russia.
Mr. Barthold of Missouri, urged the
issue of bonds for inland water ways
improvement and Mr. Crandler of Mis
sissippi, complained of the tariff on
agricultural implements. Chairman
Scott of the agricultural committee,
closed the debate with explanatory re
marks, on the work done by the depart
ment during the pait year.
Before the bill was taken up in de
bate the house passed the senate" pen
sion bill for federal judges.
EVENING OF l»LE*«llll&-|f':^
/•'•.' MUSIC AN© SO.NC •TJ^V**:
St. Elmo lodge, No. 4. Knights ofVi'^
Pythias.' were enteffltoed by the Hast
chancellors who are members the
Ooatlnued on sag* eight)
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