Pittsburg County Guardian (McAlester, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 28, 1919 Page: 3 of 8
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PITTSBURG COUNTY GUARDIAN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
MORE CHARGES FILED
AGAINST FORMER BANKER
Assistant Hank Commissioner Says
Zeiher Made False Report as to
Assets of Savanna Bank.
Two additional charges were filed
against A. L. Zeiher, Wednesday, in
connection • *ith his operations as
cashier of the First State ISank of
Savanna. Both charges were filed by
Assistant Bank Commissions Roy A.
The first charges that Zeiher made
a false report as to the assets of
the bank, about May 12 of this year,
reporting loans and discounts to be
$92,009.16, when in fact they were
only $88,577.23. It is alleged that
in reporting the assets Zeiher includ-
ed a note purported to be signed by
M. B. Tucker for over $1000 and an-
other purporting to be signed by
Blake Reynolds for $1150, and still
another purporting to be signed by
the Savanna Gin Co. for $420.24, all
three notes, the complaint claims,
being forgeries. The report, it is
alleged, also contained a note by T.
C. Adams for $329, another by L. C.
Estep for $200, and still another by
T. M. Worrell for $180, all of which,
says the complaint, had already been
The second complaint alleges that
on May 19 Zeiher exhibited to E. T.
Bradley, state bank examiner, an
M., K. & T. bill of lading, purport-
ing to have been given to D. A. Car-
ter, of Savanna, for 23 bales of cot-
ton. when, in fact, the said instru-
ment, it is declared, was a forgery.
Of the several complaints and
charges previously filed against Zoi-
her, he waived arraignment on four
counts before Judge Farmer last
Friday, and fine was continued to a
later date for hearing. Two com-
plc.int.-i had been dismissed at a for-
mer arraignment. The complaint
continued was in the Beard matter.
The cases in which preliminary was
waived includes that charging the
embezzling of Liberty Bonds (one
complaint) and three complaints of
making false record entries.
COUNTY IS DEFENDANT IN
HEAVY DAMAGE ACTIONS
J. M. Hope and Wife Sue to Recover
$2.">,000 lor Alleged Injuries
in Bridge Accident.
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In the filing of two actions in the
district court Wednesday in which
it is claimed that the defendants, J.
M. Hope and Mrs. Hope, were in-
jured in an accident due to the neg-
ligence of the county commissioners,
damages in the sum of $25,000 are
asked. The suits were filed by Hill
& Hill, attorneys for the plaintiffs.
It is set out in the complaint, which
is directed against the three county
commissioners, J. O. Pierce, C. H.
Hess and J. P. Savage, that on Oct.
15, last year, J M. Hope, with his
wife and daughter, drove onto the
bridge over Gaines creek, on the
Canadian-Bower road, and that the
bridge gave way, precipitating them
into the creek bed 20 feet below,
wagon, team and all; that in the fall,
J. M. Hope was badly bruised about
the head and body, sustaining alleg-
ed damages for which he asks a total
of $10,425, including medical fee and
loss of time; that Mrs. Hope was
also seriously injured, sustaining a
dislocated vertebra.' and bruises about
her hip and body, and that she has
been permanently injured in the back
and arm, for which alleged injuries
lie asks $15,12b.
The complaint charges that the
bridge was unsafe, and that the com-
missioners knew this fact at the
time; hence the petition for dam-
Wife Desertion Charged.-
Warrant was issued Wednesday by
Judge Farmer for the arrest of J.
W. Armstrong, of this city, on a
harge of wife desertion. It is al-
leged that Armstrong left his wife
anil children in more or less burden-
some circu nstances, taking funds
that should have gone to their support
CASES RECENTLY FILED
IN DISTRICT COURT
The following are recent filings in
the district court:
Alma Fiske vs William H. Fiske;
suit for divorce on grounds of gross
neglect of duty. Custody of 4-year-
old child asked by plaintiff, also
$5000 in alimony.
L. H. Eddington vs Adamson Pow
er & Light Company; transcript filed
from case as originally heard in the
court of Justice of the Peace Tread
Robt. H. Hall vs Mary Nolen, nee
Lankford, et al; suit for partition of
Thomas Floyd vs W. L. Parker;
transcript of case filed from original
judgment in justice of the peace
court at Quinton, Judge W. C. Mills,
R. F. Wagner vs Fannie Haines;
transcript of case appealed from Jus-
tice of the Peace W. C. Mills' court
A. B. Ringland vs John W. May
and M. M. Mav; suit to quiet title.
T. R. Bounds vs Genie Bounds
suit for divorce.
JUDGMENT FOR $">000
ASKED IN INJURY CASE
Suit was filed Wednesday in the
district court by Andrews & Ander-
son, as attorneys for plaintiff, in
which Mrs. Leona Payne seeks judg
ment in the sum of $5000 for the
death of her son, Lee Bivens. The
suit is directed against the Rock
Island Coal Mining Company.
The complaint alleges that on Nov
12, 1917, Bivens, who was a shot-
firer for the defendant company, was
injured in an explosion in Slope 41
of the defendant company's proper-
ty, near Gowen, from the effects of
which injury he soon afterwards died.
It is further alleged that the explo-
sion was due to a shot set off by
Pete Albertino, another shot-firer in
another part of the mine or by some
other person unknown to plaintiff,
and that the immediate cause of the
explosion was the accumulation of
gas and coal dust in the mine, said
accumulation, it is alleged, being due
to the negligence and carelessness of
The damages asked are based on
the claim of Mrs. Payne that her son
was largely the support of her fam
ily, setting aside as much as $75 per
month for that purpose during his
work as a miner.
In the probate court 'he following
actions have been recorded during
the past week:
Application of Mary Tronnier for
appointment as guardian of Willie
Tronnier, a minor.
Application of W. H. Bloxham as
administrator of the estate of D. B
Application of Henry Patton for
appointment as guardian of Grover
and Ruth Patton.
Application of A. F. Holliday for
appointment as guardian of John
Duke and Erma Marie Selmer.
The patience of Uncle Sam with
Mexico is just about worn thread-
But had you over stopped to think
that the Mexican troubles haven't
cut down the U. S. population in nine
years to the extent that the Chicago
race mix-ups reduced it in 72 hours ? j
GLASS HOUSE AT FAIR
Immens* Crystal Cooltr for D«iry
Product* in Old Agricultural Build-
ing at Oklahoma Fret State Fair,
"People who live In ftlaes housea
should not throw stones" is a well
known proverb, but not many people
bave i jtually seen a glass house.
Visitor' at the Oklahoma Free Stat*
Fair to b« held in Muskogee Septem-
ber ?9 to October -1 will have the op-
Something: else to think about upl ^tunity to see a houae built of glaM
here besides ironing out the kinks in j that will occupy the central space in
the Greasers. j 'be old Agricultural building.
The glass house will be a huge re-
Acting Governor Trapp took time! frlgerator room in which will be
by the foretop and issued a Lalior
Day proclamation, thus showing that
he was some dinger of words him-
self.—Shawnee Morning News.
Just letting out the words that had
been caught in a Trapp, as it were.
Some sneak thieves tried to break
into the Clark-Bvnum store Saturday
night, but were scared off. Indian-
ola is a poor town for sneak thieves
to operate in. Some of them tried
this once, some years ago, and there
was a new face in hell p. d. q.—In-
This last line, we believe, holds
the record 'or brevity in obituary
Friday was the last day of grace
for the hogs, horses and mules to
run at large on the streets of Stuatr.
The manner in which the citizens
complied with the law in this matter
is very commedable indeed. Not one
hog is now to bee seen upon the
streets. Good-bye, fleas! — Stuart
Don't be too hopeful about these
fleas. We've found 'em by the mil-
lion on the second floor of residences
far removed from the swine pavil-
lion, and long after the town had
voted itself into the hogless column.
Fleas are funny. Thev are also very
Suit or divorce has been filed in I active. fond of travel 'and extremely
the district court by Mrs. Miriam
Roy against her husband, Henry F.
Roy, alleging gross neglect of duty,
Alleging that the defendants had
used abusive language in the pres-
ence of his family, Sam Gibson this
week swore out warrants for the ar-
rest of John Kieser and Johnnie Kies-
#f the Ash Creek neighborhood.
The warrants were issued by Judge j outlook^'however "dismal
explorative. They seem to outlive
most anything designed for their ex
termination. Famine never bother:
them. The.v can live on mere mem
ories of former food supplies even
unto the third ami ofurtr genera-
tions, and will rove merrily over your
anatomy in full knowledge of the
| fact that the h. c. 1. may have re-
j duced you to a mere skeleton. No
ries a flea We hope your joy is well
Suit has been filed in the district j founded" but"(ion't'aliow yourself to
court against H. C. 1 ei ry, former indulge too sententiouslv regarding
president of the American National .. . .
Bank, by that institution to recover
$23,000 alleged to have been lost by
the bank through the action of Perry
in directing the payment of a check
for $2.3,000 given by F. L. Johnson,
and which later proved to be worth
the eradication of the flea. He is
not as migratory as he looks.
Docs that 6 cents damages that
Henry Ford got represent Henry
capacity to be damaged or the Chi
housed the exhibit] in dairy products.
By means of the glass cooling room
the displays will be kept In perfect
condition and visitors will be able to
«s them to the best advantage.
The displays in horticulture, flori-
culture, apiary and dairy product*
will be housed this year in the old
agricultural building at the fair. The
displays will occupy the four wings of
the building and the glass house for
the display of perishable dairy pro-
ducts will be erected in the center of
the ground space.
M niiiim i ti minimi mi i inn i mi
THE KIND THAT PLEASES
BOOK, POSTER, CATALOG AND COMMERCIAL JOB
PRINTING OUR SPECIALTIES. LINOTYPE COMP-
OSITION. ESTIMATES FURNISHED.
I he Guardian
Jim Tom Story, editor of the Bok-
chito News, was appointed by Gov-
ernor Robertson to be a member of
the board of control of the Confeder-
ate home at Ardmore.
Visit Our Store
C. R. HAMMOND
ess, it is alleged. Johnson was c.^° Ir'bunes capacity to inflict
president of the Citizens' Bank of , fs; , -. i'
Wilburton, and the check is said to | * s ' charitable and say both,
have been endorsed not only bv that! T, ... „ ~ r _ , ..
institution but by banks in Tulsa and1 . Buford is in liNas. and if
Kansas City. The amended com- \ ■\ou,'s<!f;. anything in the Journal you
plaint of the plaintiff bank states (}?n. , e -v°u can K° to the devil.—
that $12,000 of the amount has been '''ufaula Indian Journal.
recovered by garnishment of defend- As an example of pure, unadult-
ant's personal account in the bank to , elat™- highly expressive, uncere-
this amount, but claims a ' dance of
$11,362 unpaid. Johnson is said to
have worked a very smooth game and
it is said that rewards amounting to
several thousand dollars have been
put out for his arrest and convic-
tion by the organization of national
bankers, and that the Burns Detect-
ive Agency is handling this end of
Mrs. Lulu H. Searl has sued E. E.
Anderson, president of the McAles-
ter Business College, alleging an am-
ount of $1,015 due her in connection
with former transactions between
her and the defendant institution.
moniously explicit English, we vote
unanimously in favor of the above.
In fact, there's something about this
remark that indicates that the aul
thor has been drinking nuxated iron
or taking a course with the punch-
ing bag at the local "gym."
The old-fashioned woman who
wanted to lead a sheltered life now
has a daughter whose clothes afford
her hardly an> protection from the
Fortunately, the climate is mild tin
this country, particularly in summer.
c , • , , , lit Resides, feminine togs are not worn
She claims to have made contract toifor pl.otection, but for (| pf.
become part owner of the college and feets!Lhere and there.
to have paid $500 on this account;
also to have accepted a salaried posi ******** * * * * * * *
tion in the meantime, the amount al- ^ ^
Marriage licenses were issued the
past week by the district court clerk
as follows: Milton Russell and Lena
Feather, Bache; Nick Gomex, Kan-
sas City, Mo., and Beatrice Davila,
Pittsburg; Walter Marsh, Mead,
Okla., and Jessie Ward, McAlester;
Clarence Meyer, McAlester, and Beu-
lah Moselev, Ulan; Harry Tiner and
Dollie Threlkeld, Hartshorne; Bryant
Stevens and Pearl Plymate, McAles-
ter; Matthew Crenn and Mrs.. Ellen
Maples, Haileyville; Edd Lagneau
and Juliette Devaux, Krebs; Joe H.
Lofton, Waco, Tex., and Dorothy
Daniels, McAlester; George Dratar,
Stuttgart, Ark., and Ella Gaidoss,
Alderson; M. A. Gillean and Lena
Risenhoover, Cabaniss; Joseph Wynn
and Elnora Cooper, Crowder.
eged due and unpaid on this being
$515. The suit has been filed in dis-
County Attorney Monk went to
Muskogee Wednesday afternoon to
confer with U. S. District Attorney
McGinnis regarding the further con-
duct of the high cost of living in-
vestigation. He will return Friday
Mrs. Lula K. Childers, who has
been assisting Mrs. Fannie C. Ross
in the county department of educa-
tion, has resigned her place to ac-
cept a clerical position with the Rus-
sell Hardware Company. She made
the change because of larger salary
inducements. Mrs. Ross regretted
very much to part with her assist-
ant, owing to the excellent work Mrs.
Childers has done during her connec-
tion with the office—a work Mrs.
Ross greatly appreciates. Miss Opal
Wells, a student at a local business
college, is temporarily assisting Mrs.
Ross. Mrs. Childers goes with the
Russell Hardware Company Sept. 1.
A sort of Gretna Green affair was
staged in the office of Judge Brown
one day last week, when Yadon Black-
well, of Calvin, and Miss Exie M.
Smith, of Holdenville, secured license J
and had the obliging judge officiate
as doctor of matrimony. The mar- j
riage took place here owing to the
fact that the bride's parents appear- j
ed unwilling to give the accustomed
parental blessing. However, the j
young people are absolutely certain j
and blissfully confident that after a1
few days thinking it over, all will be
forgiven. Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell
will spend their honeymoon in Colo-
rado and will make their home in
Calvin for the present. The bride is
one of the popular young women of
her home city and Mr. Blackwell is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Black-
well, his father being owner and
editor of the Calvin Enterprise.
Judge Brown tied the fateful knot
that made two hearts bis a as one,
Wednesday afternoon, wli- he unit-
ed in marriage at his of"! .e Milton
Russell and Miss Lena Feather, of
Bache. One of the accompanying
witnesses of the wedding was Miss
Zina Evatt, also of Bache.
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You can be sure it's
pure if you buy your
candy here. Only the
highest quality flavor-
ings and the very best
of everything that's
needed to make the-
choicest confections are
good enough for our
oandie8. A trial will
Buy Your Candy Where
It's Fresh aod Handy
W. C. Allison
COR CHOCTAW and MAIN
Give Us the Contract
If you arc putting up a new building
—or if you are going to remodel your house,
be sure to let us figure on the plumbing work.
We have had considerable experience
in handling big jobs and we know how to buy
material to save you money. You will find our
work to be extremely neat and we do all work
quickly and accurately.
We will gladly figure on
small jobs as well as big ones. And
we do repair work, too.
A Fair Price committee has been
named at Holdenville, headed by J.
B. Rebman. Other members are
Will Porter, C. F. Roberts, C. A.
Bankston, L. B. Chesnutt, T. T. God-
frey and R. H. Howard.
DAVE MANN PLUMBING
McAlester, - - ■ Oklahoma
ACCOUNTS OF FIRMS,
CORPORATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS
This bank solicits the accounts of firms,
corporations and individuals, giving each de-
positor, large or small, our very best service
at all times. We pay 4 per cent on savings
accounts and compound the interest semi-
Till: AMERICAN NATIONAL PANK
UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY
SAM L. MORLEY, President GOULD BRYAN, Cashier
"The Bank of Dependable Service."
South Texas Lumber Company
-Phone No. 96-
FOR BUILDING MATERIAL
2524 - ACRE RANCH—Said to be the finest and best
equipped ranch in the state. 1600 acres rich limestone soil,
will produce anything that grows. 450 acres in cultivation,
400 acres tine meadow, about 1000 acres can be put in culti-
vation, balance pasture. All lighted up with electric lights.
A mile and a half from a city of the first class. Plenty of
water for stock, shale road to McAlester. Price, $40.00 per
460 ACRES 100 acres in cultivation, 100 more can be
put in; fair improvements, plenty of water, pasture, two and
a half miles from town, good roads good school. Price, $25.00
160 ACRES—7 miles from McAlester, on state highway
road, 50 acres in cultivation, of which about 40 is in bottom;
105 acres can be put in; fenced and cross fenced; plenty of
water, fair improvements. $35.00 an acre.
160 ACRES—65 acres in cultivation and 145 acres can be
put in. Good 6-room modern house, barn, cellar, concrete
cave, chicken house, smoke house etc.; good orchard and vine-
yard 2 miles from good town and 2 miles from state highway.
This can be bought for $50.00 an acre.
160 ACRES—80 in cultivation, most all can be put in;
part creek bottom land, meadow, plenty of water, fair im-
provements close to good school, 7 miles from McAlester.
$50.00 an acre.
140 ACRES—50 acres in cultivation, about 15 more can
be put in; has splendid 4-room house and another 2-room
house, bam, well, etc. This soil is a dark, sandy loamy soil,
prairie; some timber land; about a mile and a half from the
Jefferson Highway, about a mile from a good school, about
three miles from Crowder and 12 miles from McAlester.
This can be bought for $35.00 an acre.
133 ACRES—65 acres in cultivation which is most all
bottom, dark, loamy soil; some more can be put in cultivation;
the balance is rolling and rocky, fine for grass and orchard;
has good 4-room house, well and fair barn; splendid orchard
on it already. This lays just one mile from McAlester, a
splendid farm for anyone who wishes to live close enough to
send children to school in McAlester. Thi3 can be bought for
$65.00 an acre. Terms can be arranged.
80 ACRES—75 aires in cultivation; a level, dark, sandy
loamy soil, good 4-room house, bam, cellar, potato house,
orchard, splendid water, close to state highway, 8 miles from
McAlester, 2 miles from Savanna, i mile from Brewer; close
to good school, good neighborhood. $5000.00. Terms on this.
160 ACRES—65 acres in cultivation, 40 acres more can
be put in; nice 4-room house, barn, fenced and cross-fenced,
2 i/iiles from McAlester, close to good school, good neighbor-
hood, about a mile and a half from the Jefferson Highway.
$40.00 an acre.
120 ACRES—40 acres in cultivation. 70 more can be put
in; all level upland, loamy soil, 1 mile from state highway,
1 mile from good school, has a fair house, barn, splendid
water, etc. This can be bought for $50.00 an acre.
Terms can be arranged on any of the above farms. We
have many olher splendid farms ranging from 10 acres on up
to 3-r)00 acres, including combination farms and ranches. Will
be glad to irive you any further information or take you out
and show you any of these or any other you wish to see that
we may have.
Walter A. Evans & Company
FARMS AND RANCHES
Walter A. Evans W. E. MeOowan
203 East Choctaw Phone 43 McAlester. Okla.
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