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The Guthrie Daily Leader, May 22, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Monday, May 22, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

Judge Strang has returned from court at Taloga. The Grand Jury returned an indictment against Ed Mahaffey on the charge of killing McDonald.
Murder Cases in Dewey County taken to Garfield on a Change of Venue.
Woodward. The district court of Dewey county, Judge John L. McAtee presiding, adjourned on Thursday. The cases of the territory vs. Lawson, charged with the murder of Derowan; the territory vs. Mahaffy, charged with the murder of McDonald, and the territory vs. Hodge, charged with the murder of Christian, were sent on a change of venue to Garfield county. The territory vs. Christian, charged with the murder of his father, was continued, as was the case of Duke, accused of the murder of Doggett. Several persons were indicted for larceny of cattle, but all arrests are not made yet.
IN JAIL HERE. Purdens, Decker and Martin Returned from Oklahoma County.
This morning Judge Buford signed an order causing H. Prudens, G. W. Decker and Geo. Martin, would be slayers of Miss Ella Arnold, to be returned to the Logan county jail from Oklahoma county, where they have been held since the shooting.
The order was issued by county attorney E. W. Jones and Sheriff Rinehart left on the noon train, returning at 4:10 with the prisoners. They will have their hearing as soon as Miss Arnold is able to appear against them, which will possibly be the latter part of this week, as she is now considered out of danger.
Geo. Hickenbotton, of Enid, killed himself to cure a headache.
Probate Court - Saturday evening Judge Foster married Richard A. Holt, aged 39 years, and Jennie M. Garland, aged 35 years, both of Guthrie.
Police Court - Keep busy is the motto of the police force. The following tried to explain to Police Judge Mock how it happened.
A. Clarence Patterson, on the docket as a vagrant. Fined $10;Clarence is in jail. This vag, it will be noticed parts his name in the middle.
John Benton, charged with vagrancy was fined $10 and went to jail. Walter Gray, found sleeping in a box car will be tried in a charge of vagrancy this afternoon at five o'clock.
Robert Hooper, L. Stevens and H. Robinson, arrested for trespassing on the railroad right of way - the judge bunched the lot at $35 and they went to jail.
Minnie Franklin could not convince the judge that she was all right so he placed an income tax on Minnie of $10 and she will do time.
John Doe (E.E.H.) was fined #10 which he paid, being in about the same fix as Minnie.
Ed Jackson went to jail because he did not have the required ten plunks to pay his fine for stealing a sack of sugar from A. C. Miller.
Boney Jones is charged with being a vag and in default of $10 is in jail.
Adolhus Foutroy for assault and battery was fined $10 and in default went to jail.
E. Woody was arrested about noon today for stealing eggs from Houghton's grocery.
Bill and John Robinson who were drunk Saturday evening and resisted arrest, will be tried tomorrow.
Washington Ave, a janitor for a number of Office buildings in Oklahoma avenue was arrested Saturday, charged with taking city water from a faucet in the room of the Guthrie club to be used in janitor work in buildings where the tenants do not buy water. When arraigned the defendant said he had been told by his employers to get the water from the club rooms. The employers of Wash will make up a jack pot and pay his fine.

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