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The Guthrie Daily Leader, May 25, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Thursday, May 25, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

A Colored Preacher Dies With Rabbies. Eufaula, I. T. Rev. C. Gill, colored, died here this morning in horrible agony. The doctors have pronounced it a genuine case of hydrophobia.
C. C. Dougherty and wife, Flora L., traveling picture peddlers from Carrollton, Mo., were arrested yesterday afternoon on complaint of Mrs. M. V. Boles. The Doughertys called at the residence of Mrs. Boles and picked up a small purse lying on the porch. The purse contained sixty cents in silver. Judge Mock fined Dougherty $25. He and his wife traveled in a wagon and they had to mortgage their outfit to pay the fine.
Hall of Harthan Post No. 6, Department of Oklahoma, Grand Army of the Republic, Guthrie, May 20, 1899
General Order No. 1.
Comrades - By general orders No. 8 from national headquarters, by out national commander, we are enjoined to attend divine services on the Sunday preceding Memorial day, in accordance with a custom now firmly established.
Next Sunday, May 28, is the last one preceding out annual memorial day.
It is now, therefore, ordered, that in observance of this custom; in the performance of our duty, and in compliance with the above named order, this Post do attend divine services on Sunday, May 28th, at 3 o'clock p.m.
That the several members of this Post invite and urge all comrades, soldiers, sailors, and marines, including those of the last war to join with you in the observation of this order, custom and duty.
The ladies of the G.A.R. circle and the W.R.C. should be invited to attend.
H. W. Newby will preach the sermon at the Christian church on the corner of Cleveland and Vine streets. The service will be a union service and all the pastors and members, with their friends of the several churches have been invited to be present and assist in making the service what it should be in all respects.
Special music has been arranged for the occasion.
All Union soldiers of every department will be welcomed and are requested to fall in line with you on Harrison avenue, just in front of the governor's office, at which place you are hereby directed to report.
The assembly will be sounded at 2:45 p.m. on said day by the buglers detailed by Captain Miller, of the O.N.G. and will be promptly responded to at the time and place mentioned.
The line of march will be north on Division to Oklahoma; east on Oklahoma to Vine; north on Vine to the church.
At the close of the services the line will be reformed and the line of march will be west on Cleveland to Division; south on Division to Harrison.
By the Post Commander. W. B. Herron, Post Commander. M. L. Mock. Adjutant.
Killed by Lightning. Tecumseh, O. T. During the storm last night, the dwelling house of J. P. Kietges, one mile east of this city was struck by lightning instantly killing Keitges. The bolt entered the top of the building near the center and passed downward badly wrecking the stairway. Keitges was standing near the stairs and was struck a little back and just above the right ear, the bolt passing diagonally across the body, down the left leg, tearing a hole in the sock worn and completely destroying the shoes and removing it from the foot. Keitges is a german who has lived here about two weeks, if formerly from Oelwin, Iowa. He leaves a family in good circumstances.
Tecumseh, O.T. The district judge today sentenced Frank Jones to pay a fine of $25 and to serve a term of two years at hard labor in the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Jones plead guilty to counterfeiting.
Tecumseh, O.T. Bob Avery convicted of breaking into a building where United States post office was kept was sentenced to pay a fine of one hundred dollars and be confined in the United States penitentiary at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, for the term of three years at hard labor.
Another Abductor Convicted. Muskogee, I.T. The second of the thirty defendants in the celebrated Seminole burning cases was today found guilty in the United States court here. His name is Andrew J. Mathes. He was a preacher and at the time of the burning of the Indians was present and prayed loudly to God to save the souls of the boys, but made no effort to save them from his fellow men. The testimony revealed the fact that there were 150 persons present at the burning. As in the case of Deputy United States Marshal Jones, who was convicted last week, the preacher was tried for kidnapping. The court will proceed with the other cases tomorrow.
Soldiers Discharged. The following special orders were issued from the adjutant General's office: Adjutant General's Office, Guthrie, Okla, May 23. Special Orders No. 6. Upon recommendation of Captain Frank O. Miller, commanding Co. A. (Guthrie), First Regiment, Ok N. G., the following named members of Co. A are hereby honorably discharged for the reasons set opposite their respective names.
V. D. Miller, W. B. Miller, Francis Byrne, J. E. Finch, Wm. C. Fairchild, John Jaros, Melton, Kennedy, G. W. Reeder, M. M. Thomas, A. F. Hulme, J. A. W. Hulme, Oma T. Ragland, for change of residence.
George A. Barber, Will Winkle, enlisting in the regular army.
By order of the governor. H. C. Barnes, Adjutant General
The friends of Charlie Reek who was for a time Santa Fe agent here, will be glad to know that he is with Hartman on the Mexican Central, in Mexico, and has a $100 position.
Henry Tearney and John Selstrom and brides will go to housekeeping next week. All are estimable young people, and their hosts of friends offer hearty congratulations.
Sheriff Reinhart and deputies Chas. Carpenter and Joe Runnells left this morning for Dr. McPeak's house nine miles west of Mulhall to arrest Sam Martin, the wounded outlaw, who is reported as being attended by the doctor. Bill Matrin is resting easy as any man could who is blasted with over 25 "00" buck shot. He is in a room over Wyatt's saloon.

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