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The Guthrie Daily Leader, June 24, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Saturday, June 24, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

Hill or Jester, Which?
The man under arrest at Shawnee on a letter written to the sheriff of Sedgewick county, Kansas, by his sister, charging him with a murder committee nearly thirty years ago in Missouri, denies that his name is Alexander Jester, bur says it is W. A. Hill.
But in the face of this denial is the damaging evidence in the pension office that only a few months ago he drew a pension under the name of Alexander Jester, the name of the murderer of the man in Missouri who escaped from the jail at Mexico in that state.
The governor of Missouri has issued requisition papers on the governor of Oklahoma for the Shawnee man, and a legal fight on habeas corpus proceedings will follow.
LOGAN COUNTY BRIDGES. County Commissioners Cooper and Estes Return from Chicago.
Contracts were let for twenty bridges at a total cash price o $4,400.
They will be located as follows: one three miles south on Division, two southeast on the Chandler road, three due east through the county, three northeast, two southwest, six northwest and three north.
The first shipment of bridges will arrive in about 60 days.
BRIBERY CHARGED. Sensational Suit Involving the Ponca City Townsite.
A suit has been filed in the district court at Newkirk by John W. Scothorn, assistant United States district attorney, by direction of the attorney general of the United States, to have the patent issued to John W. Lynch and the Ponca City Land & Improvement company cancelled on the ground that the patent was secured through fraud upon the government.
The petition filed by the government is a very long document and contains much sensational matter, reciting the means taken by the locators of the land to get their filing on record in the Perry land office, and charges J. E. Melone, the register, with bribe taking.
The suit may, before it is ended, involve the honesty and inegrity of other officials of the general lnad office whose names do not appear in the petition. Taken altogether the proceedings are likely to disclose features attending the strip opening of the most sensational character, and will be watched wtih absorbing interest everywhere.
DANCING PARTY. Guthrie Society People Enjoy Themselves at Island Park.
One of the most delightjul dancing occasions took place last evening at Island Park, for which the Aeolian Mandolin Club furnished the music. Under the soft light of the innumerable arc lights scattered throughout the park the scene was enchanting, and this popular resort was voted the most delightful for an evening's out to be found anywhere.
This was the first dancing party given under the management of Brumage & Arnold, and its complete success, added to the perfect order that prevailed, insures many more such pleasant occasions.
The following ladied and gentlemen were present: Messers and Mesdames L. N. Beadles, F. H. Greer, J. Frank Laux, B. S. McGuire, F. B. Lucas, M. H. Furrow, E. W. Jones and H. W. Painter; Mesdames Will Faringer of Winfield, Blanche Dungan and Cora Grissell; Misses Mytrle Titus of Kansas City, Agnes Mulhall of Mulhall, -- Glendenning, Lillie Campbell, Johana Jackson of Newton, Mabel Painter, Dorothy Flynn, Nona Greer, Ethel Orner, Katherine Schnell, Sadie Paine, Lena Hunter, Maud Goodrich, Anna Seeley, Helen Green, Lillian Laux, Blockie Jamison, Lulu Strang, Emma Schellair, Lillian Hunter, Edith Grissell, Amy Broods, Ruth Brooke, Jessie Paine, Louise Brooke and -- Gates; Messre. O. C. Collins, Charles Pettyjohn, C. W. Frazier, Barney Wolverton, Frank Ratcliff, W. T. Phillips, Carl Havinghorst, Bert Maine, F. M. Tarlton, C. W. Brewer, G. H. Willis, J. S. Lyon, Frank McGuire, B. C. Orner, Gove Hagan, Charles J. Laux, J. Stuart McKay, H. W. Pedtecost, G. L. Miller, E. J. Blaise, Ralph Seay, Frank Lon, Carl Metcalf, -- Austin, Paul Foster, Ralph Morrison and C. E. Billingsley.
BILL RYAN, Alias Jennings, Gets Twenty Years for Train Robbery in Missouri.
Hartville, Mo. William Jennings, thought by many to be Bill Ryan, a noted outlaw, was found guilty of participating in the robbery of a Fort Scott & Memphis train, in the curcuit court here this morning, His sentence was fixed at twenty years.
John Kennedy, the leader of the gang was brought into court and sentenced to 17 years at hard labor.
Fegley, another member of the gang has already been sentenced to 12 years.
United States to Samuel E. Evans, patent to n e 1/4, sec 24, 18, 4w.
United States to Joseph S. Reed, patent to south half of s e 1/4, sec 8, 16, 1e.
United States to Walter E. Shay, w half of the s w 1/4, sec 3, 15, 1 e.
Charles Fields et al to G. Spencer, warranty deed, lot 12, block 1, Crescent City.
N. M. Hamill to E. P. Kelly, quit claim deed, lot 23, block 56, Guthrie proper.
ON THE HAY RACK. A Jolly Crowd of Young People Entertained by the Misses Tallman.
Misses Mattie and Alice Tallman entertained their young friends last night with a hay ride. On their trip they visited the swell society dance at Island park, returning to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Tallman at 10 o'clock, where delicious refreshments were served.
Mr. and Mrs. Sexauer chaperoned the party. The crowd was composed of the following: Misses Clara Alexander, Edna Ackley, Fanny Long, Mary Overholser, Ida Traband, Pearl Hinkle, Kate Fields, Mabel Lindwall, Grace Lindwall, Jennie Rinehart, Ione Coyle, Maggie Byrne, Winnie Matchett, Eliza Oldham.
Masters Cecil Alexander, Don Cross, Glenn Ackley, Earl Cook, Fres Scothorn, Harold Eirenschmidt, Burns Hegler.
Perry Enterprise. The funeral of little Jessie Ray, the 20 months old daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. M. Ray, of Sapulpa, occurred ths morning, the sermon being preached by the Rev. Deleplaine. After a short service at the hoe of Mrs. P. A. Ray the body was taken to the M. E. church, south, where the relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of love and respect to this lovely little girl.
The pall berers were four little girsl dressed in white. After the services at the church the procession accompanied the remains to Grace Hill Cemetry. Many hearts are sore today over the death of this little child, but such is the lot of a man.
Mrs. Minnie Sennett, near Floyd, Payne county, was killed recently by being thrown from a wagon while on her way to church.

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