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Complete Optical Room Muskogee, Okla., Feb. 5.—Slit? leading business men of Muskogee held a mass meeting to discuss the seven indictments returned here by the federal grand jury in the govern ment's town lot investigation. The meeting was presided over by Mayor Martin. Impressions of confidence in the high standing, integrity and honor of the indicted men were made and a committee of seven members was ap pointed to correct what was termed nn erroneous impression as to the legality of land titles existing in Mus kogee and Eastern Oklahoma. More details became known regard ing the indictments. The first indict ment returned, that against Governor Charles N. Haskell, Clarence W. Tur ner and Walter R. Eaton, alleged forty-seven overt acts in alleged con spiracy to defraud the government. The second indictment returned was against William T. Hutchins and Clar ence W. Turner and alleged thirteen overt acts in conspiracy to defraud the frrjveri^n'T^ fthird indict- f»lring LOCATED! After having been for seven years in the OPTICAL PROFESSION in Madison, Mr. A. F. Laity has located at THIS STORE. GRAPES, EYE GLASSES mam CONFIDENCE IN INDICTED MEN Citizens of Muskogee, Okla., in Mass Keeling. CONSPIRACY IS ALLEGED Trti# Bills Returned by Federal Grand Jury Against Governor Haskell and Others Charging Fraud in Connec tion With Towrr Lot Deals—Many Overt Acts Alleged in the Seven Indictments Returned. PROPERLY FITTBD. We have fitted up a very beautiful little room for this work, furnished in Mission style with comfortable chairs and the necessary apparatus to make the work and the results a Success. Our Optical room is located on the ground flo«r and is easy of access. Every pair of glasses fitted here are FULLY AND ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEED and you connot do better than come here first. A N ment was against Albert 7., English, i Frederick B. Severs and Jesse W. Hill I itnd alleged ninety-two overt acts in conspiracy. The Indictments have created a sen sation throughout the state. Scores of telegrams expressing loyalty have I teen received by the governor from friends in various parts of the state and throughout the country. AS TRUSTEE FOR INDIANS Government's Interest in Oklahoma Land Cases. St. I^ouis, Feb. 5—M. L. Mott, at torney for the Creek Nation, asserted here that the land fraud investigation in Oklahoma was instituted as the result of evidence which he gathered in connection with civil suits for the recovery of lands alleged to have been fraudulently obtained from the Indians whom he represents. "The interest of the government in the present prosecutions Is simply that of a trustee," said Mr. Mott. "The Creeks lost many acres by fraud ulent transactions. Because the gov ernment was trustee for the Indians it was charged with the duty of re covering these lands. But it was pre vented from properly discharging its duties as trustee by the frauds. Con sequently the interest of the govern ment in the criminal prosecutions is still that of a trustee in addition to Its usual police attitude. "There is no truth in the report circulated by Governor Haskell and his friends that William R. Hearst inspired the suits. I was the man who inspired the prosecutions and from the first I have been the most active in forwarding them." One Ballot taxen in imnois. Springfield, 111., Feb. 5.—On the twenty-seventh ballot for United States senator the total vote in the joint session was: Hopkins, 71 Foss, 18 Stringer, 73 Shurtleff, lfi Mason, 3 McKinley, 1 Lowden, 1 Calhoun, 1 Sherman 2. At the conclusion of the ballot the joint session arose. The joint balloting will be resumed next Tup?tiny noon. n their most health ful properties, givs ROYAL active and princi jtaKiMtf Powder AbsolutelyPui# It Is economy to use Royal Baking Powder. It saves labor, healtH and money. Where the best food is required no other powder or leaving agent can take the place or do the work of Royal Baking Powder. E S O N Jeweler A. F. Laity, Optician ONE ANTI-J6P BILLADOPTED Separate Schools for Orien tals in California. ALL OTHERS DEFEATED Measures Barring Miens From Own ership of Property and From Being Members of Corporations Are Killed, as Well as the Act Providing for the Segregation of Certain Races in One Locality. its ingredient Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 8.—Grove L. Johnson's bill prohibiting aliens from being members of corporations, one of the anti-Japanese bills to which President Roosevelt objects, was re fused passage in the assembly by a vote of 54 to 15. Johnson's two bills segregating the Japanese were taken up together. One provided for the insertion in the existing law of the word "Japanese," compelling children of that race to attend separate schools as "Mongoll ins" and "Indians" are compelled to io now. The other was an act to confer power upon municipalities to protect the health, morals and peace of their Inhabitants by restricting undesirable, improper and unhealthy persons and persons whose practices are danger ous to public morals, health and peace to certain prescribed limits. John J. McManus and Charles A. Nelson of San Francisco spoke in fa vor of the segregation bills. The first ballot on the residential legregation bill resulted ayes 38, noes 32. As forty-one votes are necessary to pass a measure the speaker issued a call of the house. Several changes were made in votes after the call was Uspensed with and the final vote was 37 to 37, the bill being defeated. John son of Sacramento changed to "no" and moved to reconsider. The bill compelling Japanese to attend sep arate schools was passed, 46 to 28. GALLERIES WERE PACKED 8cenes Attending Defeat of First Anti Jap Measure. Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 5.—With the iefeat of the Drew bill in the assem bly all hope of passing any of the anti Japanese measures has been prac tically abandoned. One of the re markable features of the defeat of the bill was the fact that it was ac complished in the face of an audience af 2,000 people, who wildly applauded 9very anti-Japanese sentiment. Both sides made dramatic appeals to the packed galleries and in one of these Nathan C. Coghlan, a San Francisco lasembl/man, who was an opponeat SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY. FICHRI ARV 5, 1909 ii the bill, made a bitter attack .be Japanese. Hi- has a large labor lion constituency and his opposition is based on the plea that the bill ivould be distinctly harmful to labor driving capital away. Governor Gillett was highly pleased with the action of the assembly. It la vpected he will now procced with he measure which is designed to ob in an exact census of the Japanese In this state. Most of the opposition the bill, according to the speeches i its opponents, was based either on ^rounds extraneous to the Japanese Hiestion or on the argument that its issage would retard rather than !i isten the exclusion of the Japanese i am this country. )AP CONFIDENCE UNSHAKEN Qtlieve Roosevelt Voice* Sentiment of Majority of Americans. Tokio, Feb. 5.—A high official Of the government says: "Our confidence in the fairness and justice of the real American peoplo iv 111 remain unshaken through a wronger test than the action of a few men who do not really represent the ^•ntiment of the public. In Nevada, alifornia and elsewhere we believe that the true sentiment of the people s voiced by President Roosevelt and .he leading statesmen and business i en. The real danger of such utter ances as those contained in the Ne ada resolution and similar ones, jmade by persona who entirely inisun ilecstand Japanese, lies in the effect jfliey may have on the Ignorant peo pie of both Japan and America. The •Intelligence of both countries should :j e»frcised to muzzle the ignorant and vicious press and individuals." Leading foreigners and diplomats In Tokio deplore the present agitation In America for the reason that they be lieve that it may seriously hamper American trade in Japan and possibly throw difficulties in the way of the signing of the new treaties between t!i« two countries. Resolution Will Fail to Pass. Washington, Feb. 5.—Senator Nixon if Nevada told the president that he was confident the anti-Japanese reso lution before the Nevada legislature would not be passed. He said he had received trustworthy information to that effect. The president expressed his satisfaction with the success of his effort in the matter. The presi dent likewise expressed satisfaction at fhe action of the California^ legislature tb defeating the Drew resolution. QUESTIONED BY RECEIVER n,J of the Fidelity Funding company to further his personal interests was made by Patrick J. Kieran, former president of the bankrupt concern, on the witness stand at a hearing before State Receiver Gilroy. Mr. Kleran, under examination by the receiver, was questioned with regard to his personal relations with the Fidelity Funding company. Asked if he ever had bought any stocks or other se- curlties for his personal account for' which he used the funds of the Fidel ity company Mr. Kieran replied: "I used no funds of the Fidelity to pay for any stock or interest whatever in any trust company, bank, Insurance company or any kind of concern, nor did I ever borrow any money or se curlties for such purposes from the company. The shoe was on the other foot I was continually lending the company stock, money and credit to further the company's interests." COURT DENIES INSINUATION Jury List in Carmack Case Not Tam pered With. Nashville, Tenn., Feb. I.—When court opened for the purpose of draw ing a new venire for the trial of Colo nel Duncan B. Cooper, Robin J. Cooper and John D. Sharpe for the murder of former Senator Carmack Judge Hart said: "There have been intimations in the press that the jury list has been tampered with. I wish to say that tin Jurybox from which the names an drawn Is In the custody of Circuit Clerk I^ewls Hitt. The names in it were placed there two years ago. It remains sealed and is controlled by Hitt, who was Carmack's campaign manager. I make this statement io justice to every one concerned." Three Persons Burned to Death. Tittle Rock, Ark., Feb. 5.—The home of Mrs. Frank Lathrop, near Brentwood, was burned and her two sons, William and Frank, aged fifteen and twenty-five years, respectively, and George Burris, a young man who had been visiting at the hone* were burned to death. One Hundred Arrests Made. Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 5.—Sheriff .Jerge, raided a cock fight on the outskirts of, the city. Over oner hundred men were arrested and seventy-tive dead and live birds captured. The prisoners in clude men from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Canada and down state points. No Question as to the Superiority of CALUMET Baking Powder Received Highest Award World't Pare Food Exposition Chicago, 1907. CHICAGO LABOR LEADERACCUSED Systematic Scheme of Ex tortion Alleged. STATE'S ATTORNEY ACTS Scores of Small Strikes Said to Have Been Called During the Last Year Or Two Purely for the Purpose of Coercing Contractors Into "Seeing" the "Right People"—8ensational Disclosures Expected. Chicago, Feb. 5.—State's Attorney Wayinan has taken the first official step In what Is expected to be a sen sational investigation of charges that a prominent local labor leader has systematically extorted money from building contractors by threatening or calling strikeB. Although details were withheld at Mr. Wayman's office It became known that a contractor spent over an hour in preparing an affidavit presumably to be used in fu ture prosecutions. Scores of small strikes are said to have been called during the last year or two purely for the purpose of coerc ing contractors into "seeing" the "right people." The contractors are said to have failed to bring the sys tem to the attention of the authorities for fear that they too would be held guilty In having paid the "fixing" money. The revolt Is alleged to have come when the contractors for the new $20,000,000 Chicago and North western depot refused to treat with a certain influential labor leader. CASE CGMtS UP FOR HEARING Kleran Denies Using Company Funds for Personal Ends. Charge of Fraud Against Gould, Harr New York, Feb. 5.—Denial that he man and Stillman. had ever in any way used the funds Chicago. Feb. 4.—Charging fraud against the Chicago and Alton, the the Chicago and Baltimore and Ohio and Messrs. Gould, Harrlman and Stillman the In tervening petition of minority stock holders of th*e Chicago Terminal Transfer company came up for a hear ing before Judge Kohlsaat in the United States circuit court. It is alleged that in 1905 the ter I minal company mortgaged its prop erty. Including a lease by the Baltl nore an1 0hio for PEFPEB GIKCFI CLOVES $15,000,000 at 0 per cent to form a new company to build a line from Chicago to St. Louis. It is asserted that Gould and his asso elates, fearing competition against the Alton by the new road, secured con trol of the stock of the new company and so manipulated its affairs that it could not pay Interest on the mort gage. Then the Baltimore and Ohio two years ago filed a motion to fore close the mortgage. Servian Prince in Auto Wreck, Belgrade, Servia, Feb. 5.—Crown Prince George of Servia has suffered another automobile accident as a re sult of indulging in fast driving. He Is nureing cuts on the face and bruises on the head received in a col lision with an electric light pole. The impact was so severe that the car was wrcr?Tc!. Mix Tone Bros. Cinnamon in equal parts with flour subject it to SB? test you please you'll find it even then as strong as ordinary kinds. Strength and quality—always conspicuous characteristics of Tone Bros. Spices—result from unexcelled facilities for selecting, handling and grinding. All of are sealed air-tight the pure, rich seasoning properties of the spice qp in the package when it reaches ycAfc fifoom-IOfl. Tkwreare two idodi of iptctt—TON K'S and TONE BROS., DM Moines, CHAS. B. KENNEDY President —THE j:()-w-o" )7(. o'np.uPI [££O:oq: Madison State Bank MADISON, S.D. 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