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The Guthrie Daily Leader, June 17, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Saturday, June 17, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

ARRIVED LAST NIGHT. The Scroggins Brothers, Who Escaped From Constable Laws.
Deputy Sheriffs Carpenter and Runnells returned last night from Stillwater with the Scroggins brothers, who were arrested and bound over for chicken stealing, and who escaped from Constable Laws while being conducted from Justice Saddler's office to the county jail.
They were tracked and arrested near Stillwater. J. W. Scroggins, the elder of the two, is acting in a queer way, supposed to be insane, but the officers think it is only a game to secure his freedom.
He was not shot by the arresting officer near Stillwater, as reported. The wounds on his body were made, it is claimed, by being shot while trying to make his escape from the Fort Smith penitentiary.
Fearfully Mangled.
The little two year old boy of W. W. Kilburn, of West Guthrie, was fearfully, and possible fatally, injured by being hooked by a cow belonging to city marshal B. R. Baker. The horns of the cow entered the body of the little fellow near the abdomen and tore out the flesh, from which the entrails protruded.
The little fellow, with other playmates, was playing near the animal when he got too near it. Mr. Kolburn is a salesman at Poland's grocery store, corner of Second street and Oklahoma avenue.
Joe Bradford, who has been on the police force for some time as a substitute, was confirmed by the city council.
The cannon, donated to the city of Guthrie by the war department was a matter for discussion for the city council, and Gov. Barnes was requested to secure the cannon.
Assistant City Marshal Reynolds was changed from all night work to half day and half night work.
Island Park will soon be lighted by arc lights, possibly by Sunday night. The late improvements in this beautiful resort have wrought a most wonderful transformation, and it is one of the delightful pastimes to perambulate beneath the lovely foliage of the bending forest trees.
Dr. Beale says children of the west side have almost gutted his fruit orchard. Several arrests will be made Monday.
The police have been ordered to arrest and jail every small boy or girl caught stealing fruit. The penalty for this crime is a fine of $50.

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