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The Guthrie Daily Leader, May 27, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Saturday, May 27, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

ROUGH RIDER Is Pensioned for Wounds Received in Spanish War. Oklahoma City. Alexander Denham, who is a general delivery clerk at the post office in this city, has received work that he is allowed a pension of $17 a month for the wound he sustained in the battle of Santiago. He will draw back pay from the date of receiving the wound last July. Mr. Denham is the first rough rider in Oklahoma to receive a pension.
H. C. Combess Convicted. Perry. In the case of the territory vs. B. C. Combess, a colored man of this city charged with having make an assault upon a white lady of this city, the jury returned a verdict of guilty on the charge, the defendant having committed an assault with intent to do bodily harm.
THREE Foragers En route to Ardmore in Custody of Madsen. Oklahoma City. Deputy U. S. Marshal Madsen arrived last night from Chickasha en route to Ardmore with three prisoners who are charged with forgery. Chas. Blaine, Tom Tankersly and Frank McLain are the men. They stand charged with securing $266 on a forged instrument, from Stephen Brown at Chickasha. Their bond was fixed at $750 each, which they failed to give. The officer and his prisoners went south on the mid night train.
Indian Murder Trial at Perry. Perry. The case of the United States against John Tinker, on a charge of murder brought to this county from Pawhuska, is in progress and will undoubtedly take a good many days. Our streets present a busy view of half breeds and Osage indians coming here as friends and relatives as well as witnesses for and against the defendant, who is a resident of the Osage nation and a half breed himself.
Indians Punished with the Lash. South McAlister. John and Joseph Srark, full blood Choctaw Indians were publicly flogged at San Box(?) today in accordance with the Choctaw Law. The two were sentenced to receive 100 lashes on the back for stealing cattle. Several hundred indians and white people assembled to witness the execution of the law. The men were stripped to the skin and made to hug a tree while a deputy with hickory switches six feel long gave the lashes with both hands. The penalty for a second offense is death.
U. S. Marshal Thompson made a good catch early this week, when he run to earth Henry Irvine, who escaped from the federal jail in '97 in company with Bill Doolin and others.
District Court. The following divorce suit was filed today with the clerk of the district court: Josie Alexander vs. Owen Alexander. They were married in Logan County in October 1897. Plaintiff's cause for action is extreme cruelty. Joseph Wisby is attorney for the plaintiff.
Sheriff's Office. Frank Rinehart, sheriff of Logan county, placed Chas M. Baker in the asylum at Norman yesterday. Baker has been the cook at the federal jail.
Ol Kiertley and bride, nee Virdie Meredith were at the Royal today. They eloped from Chandler last week and are now en route to Southern Kansas to reside. Mr. Kireley says his father in law will be all right in time.
General J. O. Casler returned last night from a visit to the Confederate reunion at Charleston, S. C. He reports having had a fine time. One of the incidents that pleased everybody was the donation of 10,000 fine cigars with the compliments of the union soldiers.

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