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i VOLUME XV
AKDMOllE, OKLAHOMA WlCDNIiSDAY KVICNINCi ,11' LY i: 15103
FORMALLY OPENED IN COLUM
BUS THIS MORNING.
Representation from Every State and
Territory Platform Will Demand
Complete Wiping Out of
Columbus, Ohio, July 15. With over
1,300 delegates present, many ntitl
saloon lenders occupying placet of
honor on the platform :ind tho ci
leries filled with alternates niul vis
Horn, tlio prohibition party's national
convention was formally ociied In
Memorial hall this morning. The ns-
Isemhlngo Is by all odds tho most on
tnusmstic in the history of the party.
iSlneli tho last convention several
tates, Including fleorgla, Alabama.
Mississippi, North Carolina and Oklu
aonia, have joined tho prohlblton
atiks, and tho delegations, from those
'states were given n great ovation.
!ln tho number of delegates, Illinois
'.beads tho list with ITS, with Penn
Hylvaula a close second. Tho latter
mate, however, with New York and
New Jersey, nro admitted to bo Uio
most hopeless In tho union, from a
Representation In the convention
gives each Htato and territory four
delegates at largo and an additional
delegato lor every 200 votes cast for
Dr. Chas. C. Swallow for president In
It Is declared by the party leaders
that tho prohibitionists wll cast near
ly a million votes at tno coming elec
tion. In 1901 Swallow received only
25S.205 votes, but It Is alleged that
prohibition sentiment has increased
by leaps and Ixiunds since that time
Tho failure of Tennessee democrats to
nominate Senator Carmnck, who ran
on a prohibition platform, for govo
nor of that state, and tho defeat of
Hoke Smith In Georgia nro declared
bo temiorary reverses.
Apparently no definite decision has
yet been reached In regard t the
presidential nomination. Tho contest
for tbo honor Is a spirited but good
naturcd one. Soaborn Wright of
Georgia, has a healthy boom which
promises fair chances of securing fur
him tho coveted nomination. Among
others actively In tho rnco aro V. P
"Wheeler of California, Alfred Man
lerro of New York, W. IT. Pelnion
of Missouri, S. A. Artman of Indiana
and J. U. Cranllll of Texas.
Tho platform will bo llttlo changed
from recent years and will demand
tho comploto wiping out of the liquor
Tho prohibitionists will carry on
tho most nctlvo campaign In years
and will have abundant funds for that
purpose. Malno will bo a storm ecu
ter during tho campaign, owing to tho
attempt to socuro resubmission of tho
prohibition amendment to tho const!
EX-OKLAHOMAN GETS MONEY
WILL OF FATHER GIVING MONEY
TO SPIRITUALIST ASSOCIA
TION IS THROWN OUT.
Cas&opolls, Mich.. July IB. A Cass
county Jury yesterday decided that
John If. Goff was mentally unbalanced,
a subject to spiritualism and there
fore incompetent when bo made a will
dlsln'horltng his only son, Leslie, In
favor of snlrltunllst assocatlons. giv
ing them an estate valued at $73,000.
Tho son Is 00 years of age. He
was n prominent business man In
Oklahoma for a number of years.
wo want your worn ana you u
bo glad you gavo It to us.
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Excelsior Steam Laundry
WATSON OPPOSES BRYAN
POPULIST NOMINEE BITTER
AGAINST THE NEBRASKAN
CHALLENGES TO DEBATE.
New York, July 11. Tom Watson,
the candidate for progldout of the
Peoples party, takes another slap at
Hrynn In a letter to tho Now York
World published today. Ho says In
"Mr. Ilryan has abandoned his
strong and righteous position on thu
money question with a shamelessiiesa
almost unparalleled In politics. To
outer to tho financiers, to disarm the
hospitality of the national bankers
to court favor from tho rich and
great, Mr. Ilryan becomes a deserter
from tho causo of tho unprivileged
masses, Into whoso championship ho
rushed In 1S9C with a fervor of Hp
which seemed to How from an honest
"No longer tho enthusiastic trlhuno
of tho people, ho Is a truckler to
Kwer,a recreant from pleugo anu
promise, a calculating, selflrhly am
bitious politician who would botray
any frend and apostatize from any
rluclple to win tho prize.
"I shall denounco Mr. Hryan through
out the south. I shall ask tho solid
south whether flho shall continue to
bo solid when tho democratic party
Insults tho southern whites to win
avor from tho northern blacks.
"If Mr. Ilryan wishes some Joint
llscusslons ho can get them, I throw
the glove nt his feet and I daro him
to pick It up.
TO EXCHANGE TRANSPORTATION
DECISION IN TEST CASE
Chicago, Indianapoll- . Louisville
Railway Company Enjoined From
Issuing Transportation for
Advertising In Magazine.
Chicago, Ills., July 15. "If It Is
lawful to juako an exchange of rail
road transportation for ndvortlalng,
then It would bo lawful to do tho
same In every transaction nnd tho
railroad business might lawfully be
come ono of barter and sale, limited
only to tli3 demand.'
In a decision handed down today
by Federal Judge Kohlsaat, from
which tho above Is quoted, tbo Jurist
enjoined tho Issuance of trans porta.
tlon by tho Chicago, Indianapolis &
Louisville Hallway company to tho
publisher of tho Munsey Magazine, in
exchange for advertising.
Tho decision was rendered In a
Oklahoma Elks at Dallas.
Dallas, Texas, July 1 1. Oklahoma,
as nt Denver nnd Chicago, Is taking
a prominent part In tho national gath
ering of lilks now being bent In this
city. Tho delegates and hundreds of
other Hilts fiom the now stuto began
pouring In hero Sunday and today
the cry of Oklahoma! Oklahoma! can
be heard everywhere.
Tho Oklahoma delegatej nre a unit
for It L. Holland of Colorado Springs,
Colo., for president, who arrived hero
Monday with 300 Klks and a baud of
100 pieces. While tho now stato will
make no bid for the 1909 convention,
both Oklahoma City aiul Muskogee
are being boomed for 1910, and if
tile Klks of those live cities can
agree, the state stands u good chance
of landing the national gathering of
an organization having Iluo.eOO mem
bers and 1,200 lodges.
Tims. P. Smith of Muskogee, past
exalter ruler of Muskogee lodge and
first president of the Oklahoma State
Klks association, Is being iHximed for
member of the national board of gov-
- ' b nU If he w'll M-Tir't the use
f hi Dane, will laud the kj; Itlou
CHOCTAWS AND CHICKASAWS AT
OPPOSE TAXATION BY STATE
Which They Contend Is In Violation
of Their Treaties and of the Con
stitution Expressions of Prom
Tuskahoma, Okla., July II. At a
meeting of tho Indiana of tho ChocUw
nation to bo hold hero tomorrow, pur-1
sunlit to a call recently Issued by
Principal Chief Green McCurtalu of
Klnta, tho action that tho trlbo will
take relative to opposing what tho In-1
dlans term tho state's encroachments .
iiikhi their treaty rights, will bo Utf-!
termlned. Tho call doubtless was In-
spired by tho recent suit filed In tho
United States court at McAlcster, In
which it Is alleged htat treaty Htlpti-'
latlons between, tho Indians and tho
United States government havo been
violated and that persons In tho em
ploy of the government havo defraud
ed the Indians. Several hundred Choc-
taws and probably ns many Clilclta-
saws nro expected to bo present.
Tho state constltulon provides that
"such property as may bo exempt by
reason of treaty stipulation, existing
between tho Indians nnd tbo United
States government, or by federal lawM
durln gtho force nnd effecto t such,
treaties or federal laws," shall bo ex
empt from taxation. Tho Indians conr
tend that nny attempt by tho statu
to nssess their homesteads for taxes
Is In violation of their treaties and of
Regarding tho meeting to bo held
tomorrow Chief McCurtalu said: "1
do not caro to anticipate what nc
public statement ns to my views on
the matters to bo consldorcd by tho
convention, ns I doslro a full and
fair expression from tho people, aiwl I
othedo not euro to anticipate whnt ac
tion they may take. That they will
t:ilii imimIUvii .notion with reference to
several matters there Is no doubt. !
and, when they have done so, I would
like for the press of tho stnto to give
It as full publicity as iiosslblo.
"So far ns tho Choctaws aro con
cerned, there Is no aiiitngonlsm be
tween them nnd their whlto nolgh-
bors nnd wo are only Insisting that wo
should bo fairly treated In matters
of legislation which nre so vital to
our property Interests and welfare."
organization, lost 5,000 members dur
Durnnt, Okla., July 1 1. When ask.'Ing U)0 pagt year
e.i touuy xor uno xpress.on oi uis
views on the matter of taxing Indian
lands, William A. Durant, n promt-
nent cnoctaw mdian. ami a member
oi me lovor nouso oi mo imi waiu
-I benovo unit eacn citizen ot mo
stnto should pay his proportionate
share of tho expense of maintaining
the stato government anu tnat tno
execution and enforcement of tho laws
aro for tho protection and preserva
tion of all public nnd prlvato proper-
ty witnin tno siato as wen as mo
persomil rights of the Indlvdual clt-
Izens of tho state. Therefore I con
tend that all prlvato proporty, no mat
ter by whom It Is owued should bU
taxed to maintain tho government."
Tishomingo, Okla., July II. Gover
nor D. II. Johnston of tho Chickasaw
nation has not Issued a call to his
people asking that thoy attend tho
Tuskahoma convention of tho Choc
taws tomorrow, llo was horo today,
but declined to discuss tho Issues that
will bo brought out In tho convention,
In this ectlon llttlo Interest is being
taken In tho movement of tho Choc
taws. Uorwyn, Okla., July II. Senator 0.
W. Young of tho Chickasaw legisla
ture, will attend tho Tuskahoma con
vention. Ho Is In sympathy with
tho ideas hold by tho Choctaws. A
number of othor Chickasaw Indians
and Intermarried citizens of this sec
tion will attend tho convention.
FIGHT NEW LAW
INSURANCE MEN THREATEN TO
LEAVE STATE IF ATTORNEY
GENERAL ENFORCES IT.
Guthrie, Oklu.. July II -Oklahoma's
new anti-trust law Is (aiming counter
nation among the lire Insurance com
panies that write policies in tho state.
Careful examination oi the provisions
of tho act has lend h jinitnltient at
j toruey for one of the companies to
I declare that the abrogation of tne
state rate-making bureau, now main
tained, Is threatened. Similar action
resulted In Kansas after the passage
of nn anti-trust ntonur.-
Attorney General tl has bi-en
requested to render an opinion on the
question. In tho meantime counsel
ttf Mm .it"Mii"l f Imm 1P. Imav I. rul
respondenoo with eastern olllces. At
k,Jlst f)R, of ,he lnrpe p,,,,,,,,,, lms
recently withdrawn Its application for
n charter to enter the state as a ro-
suit of tho now statute.
Flro Insurnnco compiii!- eooMrnto
for tho object of securing tales that
are as nearly on a par as possible.
The state bureau submits the rates
nnd clnsslflos tbo risks in every town
whom policies nro written. The null-
trust law seeks to prevent such an
unilorHtnmlliiK In the making of rates.
' whether this will operate to the
elimination of tho bureau I tho pro-
osltlou that Is causing ottlclnl no lit
"It Is not Iinoslble tliat the com
panies, at least many of tnem, will
pull out of tho state If the attorney
general construes the law ns it Is In
terpreted In some circles ' said an
authority on lire Insurance matters to
URER OF MINERS SHOWS I OSS.
WAS A BIG DEFENSE FUND
RePort ShoW8 That $18?,r.8J Wa, Ex-
pended by the Wejtcrn Federation
of Miners Defending Haywood
and Others of Murder Charge.
Donvor, Colo., July 13. The annual
rt.p0rt of Kamest Mills, secretary
tr,.nuror of Ul0 western Federation
of Mlnora. .vh,ch wn8 8Ui,mlttcd to
j tho maMon today shows that that
Tho toUll In0mb(.r8nlp January let,
'190gi wag 38 nCi Mr Mg attrlb.
ute8 10 ,0B8 , nlcmborshlp to tho
0JtHtlng industrial conditions.
Th(J BUm of usn.cso was expended
j t, ,infnRft of Havwood. Movor.
i.ettlbono al)(1 A(Ian)8 ot murdor
chnrco8 uurlDC tho ycar. Outsldo
contrlbllllon8 wero mndo t0 tho Uo.
fensu fund to tho amount ot $79,'
Six now locals wero organized dur
ing thn voir and twcntv-nlno cither
u,8bnn(Jca or nffmiltcd wUh son)0 0th
ELOPEMENT AT HEWITT
CONSTABLE DILLARD'S 14-YEAR.
OLD DAUGHTER RUNS OFF
WITH YOUNG MAN.
Hewitt, Okla.. July 15. Hewitt is
somewhat excited this morning ovir
tho elopement of Miss Manila Dillard,
nged It, daughter of Constable J. II
Dillard, with George Roberts, a young
man of about 23 years, Tho young
couplo loft last night about 10 o'clock
and It Is alleged that they went In tho
direction of Dcnleou, Toxas, whire
thoy will bo mnrrled. Mr. Dillard w i
In Ardinoro when tho young couplo
loft. Ho received tho news over tho
telephone and left thero this meruit, ;
over tho Frisco for Donlson, at wh' I;
place ho hopes to intercept the couj
and prevent their murrlugo and br'iia
his daughter home.
THAT REPUBLICANS WILL NOT
UNTIL AFTER THE ELECTION
Democratic Leader Says the Cam
paign Publicity Plank of the Den
ver Plank Is Very Much to
Fulrvlow, Lincoln. Neb., July 15.
Ilryan was especially Interested In
the sniKMitictftucnt of republican treas
urer Sheldon that he would not uinko
kowii the contributors to tho ro
publican campaign beforo tho election,
but would do so thereafter.
Dry mi upon nil occasions manifests
gratification over the campaign pub
licity plank of the Denver platform,
as well as the action of the national
eommlteo In Hue with It.
UTES RE1URN TO UTAH
TROUBLESOME INDIANS WILL BE
ESCORTED BACK TO RESER
VATION BY CAVALRY.
Uapld City, S. D July 15. Thu
iiindred Uto Indians, who torrorizod
this section of tho country aftur
fleeing from Uiulr resorvatlou In
.'tab, will begin a 900-mllo trip back
to Utah Friday under cavalry oscorL
This agreement waB reached as
tho outcome of tho couforenco be-
ween tho Utes' chief and President
BRITISH TEAM WINNER
AMERICAN TEAM IN THREE-MILE
RACE FINISHED SECOND IN
OLYMPIC EVENT TODAY.
London, Kng., July 15. Tho throe-
mllo team raco, In which tho Amorl
cans wero Interested nt tho Olympic
gamos today, waa won by England.
Th American tenm was second. Time
II mliuites 39 3-5 second.
A Large Cucumber.
T. T. Flnley. a truck fnnner who
lives about ono mile east of tho city.
so far has tho honor of raising i..e
largest cucumber, measuring about II
Inches In length nnd Is perfectly ma-
turod. The cucumber Is of tho long
Kennedy's Laxative .A-ogn Syrup
acts gently upon tho bowels nnd
thereby drives tho cold out of tho
system. Sold by W. II. Frame.
root irouDies are
Dangerous . . .
If your feet bother you if
thoy got tired easily -don't wnlt
until something sorious de
velopsbuy Fits Exactly to
All sizes and widths in "Sum
mer .Shoes" at lowest IIvIiik
J. W. KRUEGER
211 W Main
AFTER THE RAILROADS
CORPORATION COMMISSION RE.
QUIRES SANTA FE TO RE
Guthrie. Okln , July 1 1. The corpo
ration commission tomorrow will Is
sue nn order requiring tho Santa Fe
railroad to reinstate tho passenger
train that ran htuen uGthrlo and
Marietta previous to the Installation
of the presont srvleo. The public
does not need the old triilu, It Is
ntated, but the ra'lroad faded to
ohrvo the law when It took I hi train
off without notifying and securing l?o
commission's oonssnt. TIih company
will i.e forced to replace the train.
If oiiiy for a day. It must thou go
before the btwrd and huvo a hear
ItijC imi lis request to reduce Its ser
vice. "Killroad companies must obey the
law to theleiiei,' said (' mimlKsioner
Watson tonight, discussing the pro
NOMINATE HIM OVER PROTEST
SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY DETER
MINED THAT MARTIN PRES.
TON SHALL HEAD TICKET.
Now York, July 15. Tho national
committee of tho socialist labor party,
which was turned down by Martin
Preston, an ex-convict, who declined
the nomination for president of tho
United StatcB, decided yesterday uot
lo consider Preston's refusal.
FIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL
LOOKS LIKE A GEORGIAN
Judge Capron Wright Seems to Have
Strongest Following for tho First
Place Nomination Patton Is
Columbus, Ohio, July 16. Thero
wa every probability at tbo oponlng
cf tho prohibition nuMou.U convention
today that first place would bo fill
ed only as nr esult of a frco-for-all
fight among tho delegates.
It lias been tho understanding
among tho greater portion of tho del
egates that tho presidential nomina
tion will bo given to Judgo Capron
Wright of Georgia, If ho will accopt
Tho convention was called to or
der nt 10 o'clock today by Chairman
Uobert W. Patton ot Springfield,
Ills., was then announced as tempo
Tho galleries wore well filled long
boforo official representative!) of tho
various states had assembled today.
Tho first demonstration was arous
ed by tho arrival ot tho Massachu
setts delegation carrying a standard
surmounted by a water wagon and
hearing a wator bucket as a pondant.
The delegation sting "Tho Old Oakon
A decided liiipresshi was inndu
todav by tho speeoh of Temporary
Chairman Patton, which resulted In
almost nn Immediate movement to
make him tho presidential nominee.
A boom for him has been Inaugurated
by tho Indiana delegation.
Flr0 at Hewitt.
Hewitt, Okla, July 15. Tho real
donco of John Mooro was destroyed
by Nro hero this morning. Tho tire
originated from nn unknown causo In
tho root ot tho building nt 10:30 this
morning and tho flames quickly
swept over tho cutlro structure and
tho loss Is a complete one. Tno own
er carried no Insurance.
Mr Mooro Is a son In Uw of Con
stable J. If. Dillard.
CALIFORNIA CITY SELECTED BY
ELKS AT DALLAS.
ELKS OFFICERS ELECTED
Gi-Hlld liodgo Klccted Olllcers
Rush Holland of Colorado Chosen As
Grand Exalted Ruler Other Of
ficers Elected Callfornlans
Dallas, Texas, July 1 1. The Hist
meeting of the forty-fourth grand
lodge of ttie llenevolelit and Protec
tive Order of Iflks begun at 10 o'clock
eHtTdny morning In the Dallas opera
house, which bad been suitably deco
rated for the oconston with ivotted
plants and lings.
After o lulling In regular form tho
grand lodge reoetvod roporU and then
proceeded to the selection ot olllivs.
Tttio following wero elected by ac
cliimntlou: Grnnd Umlted Huler Rush I,. Hoi
laud of Colorado Springs, Colo., lodgo
Grand lftttoomed Loading Knight
John I). Shea of Hartford, Conn., lodgo
Grand Msteemed lecturing Knight
Parron G. Sayro, Wabash, Ind.,
lodge No. 171.
Grand Secretary Fred C. Robinson,
Dubuque, Iowa, lodgo No. 297.
Grand Treasurer Kd Iacb, Now
York, N. Y., lodgo No. 1.
Grand Tiler Charles 1 Docker,
Dlmldjl, Minn., lodge No. 1053.
Grand Trustee Alfred T. Holley,
Hiickoiisuck, N. J., lodgo No. (558.
Tho lodgo then proceeded to tho
election ot olllcers for which thero
was a contest. Tho counting of tho
ballots went on nt tho Oriental hotel
during tho afternoon, and tho results
which will bo announced olllclnlly to
morrow morning wore ns tollows:
For grand esteemed loyal knight.
A. M. McKlweo of Fort Worth, Texas,
lodgo No. 121, was elected over
Charles 13. Swoet ot Dowaglac, Mich.,
lodge No. 889.
For grand Inner guard, A. M. Tay-
lor of SL Augustine, Fla., lodgo No,
829, was elected over Thomas C.
Phelan of .Memphis, Tenn., lodge No.
27, and John J. Grooves of Port Ches
ter, N. Y., lodgo No. 8C3.;
Lou Angeles, Cal., and Detroit,
Mich., wero placed In nomlnaton for
tho next placo of meeting. It be cam o
known during tho afternoon that the
count of tho ballot gavo tho victory
to "Tho City of Angels" by n majority
of 1C1. Tho California people and
their friends tore loose one of tho
noisiest celebrations possible to Imag
ine. Callforna wlno flowed llko wator.
Hands crashed notes of Victory and
tho siren whistle on tho locomotive
which drew the l-os Angeles sHclnI
train shrieked for hours. A genius
varied tbo monotony of Its dscord by
causing tho siren to sing In calllopiau
fashion "Auld lang Syne."
Tho Texnns wero favornblo to Is
Angeles ns tho noxt placo of meotlng
and Joined tho "Angeles" In tbo cole
brntlon of their victory. It. U San
dors, editor of tho Reunion Bulletin,
organized tho Texas and of tho cam
paign some months ago nnd looked
after tho preoonvontlou part of It
horo. Ho Is very happy over tho re
sult. Printing Contract Awarded.
Guthrie, Okla., July II. Tho stato
today awarded a contract to the
Warden Kbrlgbt Printing company ot
Oklahoma City for printing 350,000
ballots, 2.000 jll books, 0,000 envel
opes, 23,000 allldavlts and 0,000 tally
sheets, all for us In tho primary elec
tion to bo hold Aug. 4. Tho printing
must bo delivered to tho stato election,
board July 21. Tho prlco to tho stato
Ferris Has Typhoid Fovor.
Uiwton, Ok., July 14. Congressman
Scott Ferris passed a quiet night and
Is resting woll today. Thero is no
Increase in (his temperature todny.
His Illness was pronounced us typhoid,