Pauls Valley Sentinel (Pauls Valley, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 29, 1905 Page: 1 of 18

THE OFFICIAL ORGAN
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'with malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right."
VOL. II.
PAULS VALLEY, IND. TER., THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 1905.
NO. 15
CONSPIRACY
INDICTMENTS.
Prominent. Chickasaw Officais
In Toils Of The
Law.
The special grand jury, impaneled
at Ardmore to investigate alleged
frauds in Chickasaw warrants, returned
lour separate indictments for con-
spiracy, as follows:
Conspiracy to defraud Chichasaw
Nation; conspiracy to present false
claims against the United States; cpn-
spiracy to defraud the Commercial
National bank of Kansas City, Kan.;
conspiracy to defraud the First National
bank of Joplin, Mo. For conspiracy
to defraud Chickasaw Nation, Governor
D. H. Johnson, ex-Governor Palmer S.
Mosley, Geo. H. Mansfield, J. F. Mc-
Murray and Melvin Cornish are made
joint defendants; for conspiracy to pre-
sent lalse claims against the United
States, defendants are W. T. Ward,
United States Marshal B. H. Colbert
and Kirby Purdom; for conspiracy to
defraud tiie Commercial National bank,
B. H. Colbert, W. T. Ward, T. A.
Teel, S. M. White and E. B. Hinshaw;
lor conspiracy to defraud the Joplin
bank, B.H. Colbert, Kirby Purdom and
W. T. Ward.
In all four iudictments the parties
charged therein are indicted jointly.
S. M. White and E. B. Hinshaw, two
of the defendants, are prominently
connected with Chickasaw National
schools. Hinshaw is at present super-
intendent of Bloomfieid and White is
superintendent of Harley institute at
Tishomingo. Teel, Hinshaw and
Wnite were directors of the defunct
bank of the Chickasaw Nation, through
which institution these illegal deals are
alleged to have been consummated.
Clean Up. j Not For Your.
Now is the time to clean up streets, j A preacher at the close of his ser-
alleys, backyards and all other places j mon, said: "Let all in the house who
needing it. The surplus of rain that
has fallen this spring has caused a
very rank growth of weeds and grass,
which if not cut down will naturally
breed diseases of various kinds. Our
town has a reputation of being the
healthiest in the Chickasaw nation.
are paying their debts stand up."
Instantly every man, woman and
child, with one exception, aose quick-
ly to their feet. "Then," said the
preacher, after they had seated them-
selves again, "let evry man not pay-
ing his debts stand up." The exoep-
and people to the territory we plunge
12 hard hammered dollars, each with
a screaming eagle on one side and a
shame-faced goddess of liberty on the
other. Because in our feeble way we
are driving the jack rabbit, the cow-
boy, the coyote, dugout into the land
of has been, and in place thereof are
substituting the lap poodle, the pros-
perous farmer, the automobile, the
mansisn of masonry, we dig up 12
bright and shining sheckles, and as
we hear it clink in the jackpot now
being sweetened all around we bid a
fond goodbye to that proposed 4th of
July celebration, try to forget what we
ever learned of the declaration of inde-
pendence. We rub out our frenzied
- a moment ago, are my subscribers, ^ speech, mail our copy of
We do not believe Marshal Colbert and—" Let us P^'" exclaimed the 'the Constitution to Aguinaldo, shead a
has stolen a
To maintain this reputation we must tion noted—a careworn, hungry, cadav-
look after rhe cleanliness of the city, erous individual, dressed in his last
Filth, wherever it accumulates, ; summer's suit, slowly rose. "How is
! breeds disease and there is no excep- it, my friend," asked the preacher,
, tion to this rule in any city or place. , "that you are the only man not to
! The great advantage we possess in this • meet your obligations?" "I run a
respect can be easily lost by neglect newspaper," he meekly answered,
or carelessness. "and the brethern here, who stood up
dollar from the Chickasaw j Preac^er hastily
, Nation or anyone else for that, although
he has been indicted three times by the
grand jury at Ardmore. Mr. Colbert's
Paying The Tax.
The Phoenix office was held up
for
connection with the ddunct bank of $12 Tribal tax and Col. Douglass'
which Kirby Furdum was cashier, comes back with the following:
was so intimate that he perhaps in this
i way may appear to have been involved
in the big steal, yet we have reason to
"The equivalent of three annual
subscriptions to the great religious
daily were sent glimmering into the
believe him innocent. His past record 1 hencc for the supreme privilege of
in life, his handli*g of large sums of existing in this glorious land of Poor
money for the government, the posi- Lo. A sum equal to the price of
tions of trust and emolument which three thousand letter heads printed on
he has filled aiways heretofore with bond paper did we separate ourselves
To The Public.
James Stevenson has moved into
and refurnished the Robinson hotel
and is prepared to serve the traveling
public with board and lodging at SI
per day. One block north-west of the
depot on Santa Fe street.
credit beli the presumption that he
has now turned thief. The trusted
secretary of the president at one time,
appointed marshal over the indorsment
of the republican party of the Indian
Territory, defeating an old veteran
who had endeared himself to the
people in peace and war, Ben Colbert
nad too much to be proud of, and to
live for to become at this iate day a i
common felon. There be those how-
ever who have fallen in the meshes of >
the law for whom we cannot say so j
much. An odor of ill repute has sur- j
rounded the names of some of them j
in Indian Territory affairs for years, j
and it maybe that even handed justice
is just beginning to take them in.
Out upon all thieves, let the investiga-
tion continue, and may it never stop
till all those who oppress and steal
from the poor and ignorant are made
to answer.
from because the fates have made of
us the developer of a great country.
Because we handle the tripod end of
the archimedean lever and write col-
umns and columns of stuff trying to
add wealth to the circulating medium
few tears over the memory of the Bos-
ton tea party, dismiss our callers, settle
down a few joints on our spinal col-
umn, spit on our hands, take a new
hold on the Faber No. 2 and begin
again the great work of educating
the world at large on the
glories of the Indian Territory the
peerless possibilities of the Creek
country and the marvelous march cf
Magnificent Muskogee in the land of
the free, the home of the brave; where
the Indian police ever flourish and the
officials of the Interior Department
sometimes get fired but never die."
WANTED—A good shoemaker.
Good wages and permanent position
for the right man. Apply to
A. A. WRIGHT,
Pauls Valley, I. T
W. J. Long,
President.
J. F. Myers,
Vice-President.
S. B. Kim berlin,
Cashier.
C'apital Stock 50,000
Surplus and Profits, 73.000
The National Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL $50,000
SURPLUS and PROFITS $10,000
Pauls Valley, - Ind. Ter.
Courtesy, Promptness and Security is guaranteed to all
who transact business with us. We
...want your business...
DIRECTORS
W. J, Long, Charles S. Smith, 8. B. Kimberlin,
J. F. Myers, L. Rodke, T. C. Braxnum, O. W. Patchell
The First National Bank of Pauls Valley solicits
accounts large and small and with its Capital stock
of $50,000, and surplus funds of $73,000, offers
to the public every facility consistent with safe and
prudent banking <J§3)
A. C. Conner,
N. H. Byars,
Mrs. Katie Byars,
J. L. Johnson
C. B. McClosky,
L. Rodke,
M. M. Gubin,
W. D. Gibson,
Mrs. J.G.Campbell,
STOCK HOLDERS,
R. A. Cowling,
A. E. Brooks,
S. B. Kmberlin,
J. C. Lewis,
J. F. Myers,
W. H. Paul,
W. G. Kimberlin,
Ed. W.Patchell,
Mrs. A. Roudebush,
O.W. Patchell,
J. T. Blanton,
T. C. Branum,
J. E. Ventress,
J. W. Carter,
W. J. Long,
~Chas. S. Smith,
J. E. Eldridge,
Alp. Patchell.
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