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The Guthrie Daily Leader, May 31, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Wednesday, May 31, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

Colored Memorial Services. The colored soldiers of Joe Hooker post G.A.R. held memorial services in the district court room last evening. The room was appropriately festooned and the services quite interesting. E. L. Saddler, E. P. McCabe and Mayor Berkey delivered addresses, and G. N. Perkins told of his army experiences. Many excellent songs were sung and some fine music were interesting features of the evening. McCabe's speech was highly spoken of by those who heard it.
GEO BOGGS RELEASED. Ex Postmaster of Shawnee Case Appealed to the Supreme Court. Today the appeal of Geo. Boggs was filed with Clerk Regier of the supreme court. Boggs was postmaster at Shawnee and was indicted and found guilty of embezzlement of letters containing enclosures. Judge Burwell sentenced Boggs to the territorial penitentiary for one year and a day. Boggs asked for a new trial but was refused. Hence his appeal to the supreme court. Judge Burwell today approved Boggs bond in the sum of $5,000.
Boggs seems to be the victim of circumstances. He declares his innocence and says that with another trial he can prove that he is not a criminal. His friends are numerous and loyal. Pending his application for a new trial he was supposed to be confined in the federal jail, but the truth is, he has not been locked up one day. His friends are just as sure of his innocence. Mr. Boggs left today for his home in Shawnee.

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