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The Guthrie Daily Leader, June 5, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Monday, June 5, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

Henry Sneegas, a farmer living near Alva, suicides Friday. He had been kicked by a horse. He was put to bed and, it was thought, was resting easily. He got up at midnight, secured a revolver and killed himself.
Dr. A. H. Carroll, a prominent citizen of Western Oklahoma, died at Hennessey last week. He had been bedridden with paralysis for over a year but retained his popularity. He leaves a wife and two children.
J. H. McDonald, a farmer of Kay county, was arrested and taken before United States commissioner Jones on a charge of procuring Frank Crary, an art student, of Winfield, Kan., to commit perjury in a contest case in which McDonald's daughter was a party. He had been indicted upon the charge at Wichita and gave bond for his appearance at the next term of the United States court at that place.
The jury in the Charles Tinker murder case, at Perry, returned a verdict of not guilty. This was a change of venue from the Osage Indian reservation, the defendant being charged with killing and robbing Jesse Poor. Tinker is a half blood Osage and Poor was a white man. Twelve days were occupied in the trial of the case and more than sixty witnesses examined. The evidence was purely circumstantial. Tinker belongs to a leading family of the Osage nation.
BEGINS HIS SENTENCE. Joe Pentecost, in Charge of Sheriff Rinehart, Leaves For Lansing.
Sheriff Frank Rinehart left yesterday morning for Lansing penitentiary with Joe Pentecost, who will commence to serve his sentence of fifteen years for the killing of Jason. Bowers. Pentecost was denied a new trial by Judge Bur ford. His attorneys are now preparing an appeal to the supreme court for a new trial.
In the company with Pentecost, Sheriff Rinehart had in custody Geo. Strange, arrested Saturday by deputy sheriff B. F. Mock, near Crescent City, charged by the Clay county, Missouri, officials with horse stealing. The sheriff of Clay county was notified to meet Sheriff Rinehart at Lansing, Kansas and get his man.
SUPREME COURT OPENS. SEVERAL IMPORTANT OPINIONS TO BE HANDED DOWN. The territorial supreme court convened at 2 o'clock this afternoon with the following judges present: Chief Justice Burford, Judge B. F. Burwell, Judge C. F. Irwin, Judge B. T. Hainer. The docket is large and consists of some very important decisions, which will appear in the Leader.
Among the interesting cases is that of Augustus G. Heaton against Ada G. Heaton for divorce. The Heatons are well known in Washington society. The plaintiff is a painter of reputation. Two of his historical paintings have been reproduced on postage stamps. Mr. Heaton established a residence at Perry in 1896 for the purpose of obtaining a divorce. Incompatibility of temperaments is one of the allegations.
Mrs. Heaton is not fond of society, while her husband is the reverse. Her holding aloof from society is alleged to have interfered with his success as an artist. Judge Rayard T. Haimer denied a divorce to Heaton in the district court of Noble county on the ground that he had not been a bona fied resident of Noble county for one year preceding the filing of his petition.
The suit in the supreme court is brought to rev erst Judge Hainer's ruling. Mrs. Heaton is represented by J. J. Darlington of Washington and A. H. Harris of Perry, while Thomas H. Doyle and J. L Pancoast appear for the plaintiff. Mrs. Heaton seeks to prevent her husband's getting the decree.
ONE MORE CONVICTED AT MUSKOGEE - MONT BALLARD IS THE LAST. Muskogee, I. T., Mont Ballard was convicted this morning of being an accessory to the kidnapping and burning of the two Seminole Indians at the stake, near Maud, Okla. This is the third conviction, thirty more are to be tried.
EDMOND NORMAL GRADUATES. The following students of the Edmond normal school graduated from that popular institution last week: Flora Jeannette Gregg, salutatory; Anna Louisa Carder, Mary Alice Edmonds, Lewis A. Ferrel, Hiram W. Frazier, W. H. Haug. W. H. Wood, Edna Imogene Whitaker, Claude L Umholtz and Calvin L. Young, the latter the valedictorian.
This has been the most successful of all the years of the popular normal. President Murdaugh and the corps of instructors and teachers are to be congratulated upon their year's work and its successful close.
The case of the territory vs. Parks Addington, undersheriff of Woodward county, resulted in the acquittal of Addington, who was arrested and tried for knocking down County Attorney C. R. Alexander. Judge Burford roasted the jury for their verdict.
The accusation against County Attorney Alexander, of Woodward County, for failure to perform his duty, was dismissed by Judge Burford.
The case if W. C. Sims vs. Black Dog was filed today in the supreme court. The case comes from Pawnee county on petition in error.
Deputy Sheriff Torrants gave Bill Martin an airing yesterday in the nature of a buggy ride over the city.
James McKain, a farmer residing 17 miles west of Guthrie, was taken to the Norman insane asylum today.

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