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The Guthrie Daily Leader, June 6, 1899

The Guthrie Daily Leader

Tuesday, June 6, 1899

Submitted by: Bob Chada

A TRAGIC DEATH. Martin Royer Curshed to Death by a Hand Car. Oklahoma City. News of a fearful accident that occurred at Doggett, the first station north of Chandler on the Frisco, reached here yesterday. Martin Royer, section foreman, with four men was on a hand car going down a steep grade when the grub box fell in front of the car. When it struck Royer was thrown several feet in front of the car and as it was not possible to check up in time, the car passed over his body mangling him in a horrible manner.
The injured man was taken to the section house at once, but only lived thirty minutes. Royer was thirty years of age and married.
SUPREME COURT. Assault Case Appealed From Oklahoma County. The supreme court is today hearing arguments in the case of Frances D. Maligon against the territory. The woman was fined $300 for assault and appealed the case. J. L. Brown appears for the plaintiff and H. S. Cunningham for the territory.
JAIL IS NOT NECESSARY. If Prisoners Are Permitted to Roam the Streets. "The escape of the Scroggin brothers reminds me that Logan County prisoners enjoy undue liberty while in confinement," said a citizen this morning. "What right had the scroggins out of jail with only one guard? I also seen Bill Martin enjoying the sunshine on the streets. What's the necessity for a jail, jailer and jail feed if our prisoners are to roam the streets."
CALLED A SCAB. Whereupon He Drew a Gun and Killed a Man. South McAlester, I. T. J. D. New killed Patrick Casey at Howe, I. T. Friday. New was a miner and had gone into a pool room to change his clothes. Someone called him a "scab", whereupon he drew a gun and fired, killing Casey. New, Casey and others of the party were drunk, but previous to the difficulty had been good friends. New is in jail here in default of bail to await the action of the grand jury.
MORE TEACHERS ELECTED. Board of Education Fills Corps of Teachers - Superintendent Campbell's Annual Report Submitted.
At the meeting of the board of education last night the full corps of teachers for the ensuing year were elected, with one exception, that of principal of Lincoln school.
Superintendent Campbell submitted his official annual report, which touched upon every branch and department of the public schools. The report was quite lengthy and showed that Superintendent Campbell had his subjects well in hand, as it dwelt on the weak points as well as the strong points of the schools. The report, as a whole, was more complete than any ever before submitted by a superintendent of the Guthrie schools.
The additional teachers elected last night were Misses Stella Clayton, Anna Hutchinson, Laura Brewer, and Addie M. Copeland, and for the Lincoln school Misses Sallie Floyd and Mae Baker.
ASSAULTED CONSTABLE. Took His Gun and Strinted - Scroggins Fowl Thieves Escape.
James and Charles Scroggins, charged with chicken stealing, knocked down Constable Ed Laws last evening at 5:30 o'clock and, taking the officers gun, dashed away to the Cottonwood bottoms. By this time they are out of the territory.
The Scroggins brothers, with two others, were arrested recently after a sensational chase. It is alleged that they stole chickens by the dozen, and brought them to town and disposed of them for cash to merchants. They received checks in payment for the chickens and successfully cashed the paper. One of the brothers escaped, but was captured in Perry last week by Sheriff Rinehart.
Yesterday afternoon the prisoners were taken to Sadler's court to answer an attachment suit to recover money paid to them by J. T. Kerr for chickens sold. When the court adjourned Constable Ed Laws says he started for the county jail with the two falconers. There are other stories. At any rate the prisoners were on Third street, a block south of the county jail At this point the larger of the brothers assaulted Laws. The officer was knocked down and his gun taken from him. Laws says he cried for help. The prisoners sprinted. They tore through yards and farms and beat a delayed Santa Fe train which was a mile ahead of them. A big posse turned out in pursuit. The Scorggins', however, did not stop to be captured. It is doubtful if they ever will be.
District Court. Suit was filed in the district court today by Z. E. Brown vs. E. L. Brown. Suit on a note for $459.37.
Miss Eva Williams, aged 18 years, was drowned at Cordell, in Washita county.
Eight student were graduated form the agricultural and mechanical college (OSU at Stillwater) today, two young women and six young men.
The graduation orations were as follows: N. P. Bullock, "Modern Poetry;" C. R. Donart, "Specialization in Education;" Minnie Dysarr, "The American Woman in Literature;" F. M. Greiner, "The Political Outlook;" A. B. McReynolds, "Social Differences;" Cora Mittimore, "The Making of Books;" Earl Myers, "Visions of Greatness;" C. E. Regnier, "To be or Not to be."

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