The Weekly Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 26, No. 20, Ed. 1 Friday, October 30, 1908 Page: 3 of 8
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Discussion Over an Account Caused
Trouble that Resulted in
is dead at
Muskogee Oklii. Oct. 21-
aged 55 a negro contractor
his home 730 Hitford avenue shot twice
through tin! month: and William Henry
Jones in the county jail with his leg rid-
dled with shot.
Jmilh and Jones engaged in nn argu-
inent nt tho Smith home about 10:30 yes-
terday morning which ended in Smith
being shot twice through the mouth.
Hearing the shots Green Smith sou of
the murder man rushed towards the
house just as Jones was escaping
"What's the trouble!" asked Smith.
"I just killed your father" replied
Grabbing the smoking revolver that was
still in Jones' hand young Smith struck
the murderer in the face with the butt
end of the gun Jones made a movement
as if reaching for another pistol whereup-
on Smith entered the house picked up a
shotgun and fired about 150 shot taking
effect in Jones' leg near the hip.
Jones is seriously but not dangerously
wounded and refuses to make any state-
ment which will throw any light on the
Jones was arrested by Ollieer Thayer
and Pitts who found Hill Smith lying on
the kitchen floor the Wood still oozing
from his mouth.
Jones is 35 years of age
When arrested Jones was lying on the
back porch of neighlwring house.
Both Smith and Jones are former resi
dents of Little Rock Ark. They came to
this city six years ago und engaged in
the contracting business. Smith being an
experienced contractor and Jones a painter.
They are quite successful and have made
some money. Both men are married but
it is understood that Smith has separated
from his wife.
It was claimed late yesterday that Jones'
plea will be that of self-defense. He says
that he and Smith were discussing an
account that had caused them both con-
siderable trouble. In the discussion the
lie was passed whereupon Jones claimed
that Smith who was cooking breakfast
picked up a lump of coal and made for
him. He then pulled his gun and fired
the fatal shots. Both men are connected
with colored secret societies
Insanity His Plea.
OHIO SHERIFF SMS
HASKELL DIDN'T DODGE
Guthrie Ok. Oct. 21. Governor C. N.
Haskell today received a letter enclosing
an affidavit from Joseph 'ink. sheriff of
l'utnnm county 0. in which he denies on
oath the published statements that Gover-
nor Haskell was kept busy dodging officers
with papers to serve during his recent
visit to Ohio.
In the allid.ivit Sheriff 'ink states that
he r-n Governor Haskell's speech at
Ottawa that he had no papers to serve on
the Oklahoma executive and that to his
personal knowledge no other olhVer was
in town with papers although Haskell's
coming to Ohio had been widely published
for weeks before that time.
Reaches White House at Last-Behind Him a
United Democracy-Behind Him a Frightened
Republican Party-Seething Mass of Hu-
manity Hears Nebraskan at Newark-
Makes Merry With President
HAVE NO CHANCE FOR GOSSIP.
NOTICE of SALE or REAL ESTATE.
(First Published September 201908.)
Notice is hereby given That in pur
suance of an order of the County Court of
the County of Craig State of Oklahoma.
.... ilui t')tli il iv if smitmnlifr I'.IOH
in the matter of the estate of Benjamin I rious days in Ohio and West Virginia the
M. Caldwell minor the undersigned as democratic candidate was in splendid
Uie iiuaruian oi uie saw nnijamm
Caldwell will sell at private sale to the
highest bidder the following real estate
subject to confirmation oy said county
court on Monday the 28th day of Sep
tember 1908 at 10 o clock a. in. at the
ofliee of the County Judge in said county
of Craig all the right title interest and
estate of the said Benjumin M. Caldwell
minor and all the right title and interest
that the said estate has by operation of
law or otherwise acquired in and to all
the certain lots pieces or parcels of land
situated lying and being in the county
of Craig and State of Oklahoma hounded
and described as follows anil upon uie
following terms and condition to-wit:
The nw 1-4 of the nw 1-4 of the ne 1-4 of
section 25 township 24 n. range 20east;
and the sw 1-4 of the nw 1-4 of the ne
1-4 of section 18 township 24 n range
All the bids must be in writing sealed.
and filed with the Clerk of fhe county
court on or before the above named date.
The sale will be for all cash down.
Dated the 12th day of Septcniler 1908.
John J. Caldwell Guardian
By Associated Press.
New York Oct. 26 TemjKirary insan
ity will be the defense of Captain Peter
C. Haines jr. of the United States army
who killed William B. Annis at the Bay
side yacht club landing last August."
TIMES AND PLACKS FOR HOLD
1 S G TK RMS OF THE CO U NT V
COU UT FOR THE COUNTY
OF CRAIG. STATE OF
Pursuant to the provisions of Senate
Hill No. 231 of the legislature of the
State of (itclahoma tn effect on Jane
4. IlKis 1 the undersigned County
.ludiie of CraU County In said State
of Oklahoma do hereby order and ap
noliit terms of r tie County Court of
Craltf Coum.v to w In hi until oilier
wise ordered at. the Court House In
theCltvof Vlnlfa Couiiy of ('ralg
of said State at t he follswitig tines
to wi: Commencing
On the 1st Monday of January In
On the 1st Monday of April l-ie. d
On the 1st Monday in .1 v I y In each
On the first Monday in October In
Each one of said terms will oh for
the trial of Issues of law and of fact
and a lury will be required to attend
at each one of said terms.
I the undrrslgned. also appoint
terms of said Court to be held at tbe
County Judge's rooms In ald Countv
Court House in the city or vimu
Oklahoma on each and every Mond i.v
during- the year except legal liolula)s:
anddunnir themontiisor July auitust
and September for the hearing of
motions and proceedings without a
The Judge's chambers will always
he open for t he transaction of ex-part e
The County Court will always be
open for the transaction of Probate
Dated at Vlnlta Craig- County Ok-
lahoma Mils 10th day of June I'.H)8.
Theo. I). B. FiiKAit
Judge of the County Court.
Newark. N. J. Oct. 21. New Jersey
yesterday poured out her hosts to greet
William J. Bryan. Refreshed by a long
sleep Thursday night following two vi go-
form and took advantage of this to Inject
into his utterances a spirit which enabled
him to impress his audiences everywhere.
Traveling at a nerve-racking clip over
a zigzag course in a handsomely equipicd
special train in charge of State Chairman
J. K. Nugent Mr. Bryan was enabled to
talk to great numbers of farmers laboring
men and others in the farming and indus
trial centers of the slate.
Evidently inspired by President Roose
velt's recent declaration on the subject of
labor in which President Samuel Gonqiers
and himself were severely criticised Mr.
Bryan chose for his main text the labor
question 'and in most all of his speeches
of which there were sixteen made merry
with the president. He accused the presi
dent of "butting into" the campaign and
deposing Mr. Gompers and said sarcastic-
ally that he expected before long that he !
himself would be deposed and Mr. Nicho-
las Longworth the president's son-in-law
placed at the head of the democracy.
Incidentally at West Philadelphia on
his way into New Jersey the candidate
referred to the fact that his voice had held
out so well because he had no ragged ar-
guments to pass through his throat.
While at White House seizing upon the
name for a witty reliminary to his
speech he said :
"I am here at last. It has been rather a
long journey but happily ended."
His platform having outlined the re me-
(First published in The Vinita Weekly
Chieftain Oct Z. 1908.)
Notice or Sale of Real Estate.
Notice is hereby given that in pursuance
of an order of the County Court of the
county for Craig and state of Oklahoma
made on the 24th dayof September. 1908
in the matter of the guardianship of Viola
M.Adams and Lmmet L. Adams minors
Eflle M. Adams guardian the under
signed as the guardian of said minors will
sell at private sale to the highest and best
bidder for one-third cash and the balance
to be secured by mortgage security sub-
ject to confirmation of thee unty court on
Monday the 19th day of October 1908. at
the hour of 10 o'clock a. in. at the office
of the County Judge for said County of
Craig state of Oklahoma till the right
title interest and estate of said minors in
and to the following described lands situ-
ate in the county of Rogers state of Okla-
homa and more fully described as follows
Allotment or Emmet L Adams! The
e 1-2 of the ne 1-4 of the sw 1-4. and the
sw D4 of the nw 1-4 of the se 1-4 of sec.
15. tp 24 north range Hi east containing
30 acres; also the w 1-2 of the ne 1-4 of
the se 1-4; the e 1-2 of the nw 1-4 of the
se 1-4 and the nw 1-4 of the nw 1-4 of
the se 1-4 of sec. 15 twp. 24 north range
Allotment of Viola M. Adams: The se
10 acres of Lot 8 and the sw 1-4 of the
ne 1-4 and the ne 1-4 of the sw 1-4 of
sec. 15 twp. 24 north range 10 east. 30
acres; also the ne 10 acres and the west
19.23 acres of Lot 8 and the nw 1-4 of
the ne 1-4 of the sw 1-4 and the nw 1-4
of the sw 1-4 of the sw 1-4 of sec. 15. twp
24 north range 16 east.
Bids must be in writing and may be
left at the office of the Judge of the County
Court for the county of Craig state of Ok-
lahoma. Dated this 30th day of September 1908
n r ... J New York Oct.. 26Natioiml Chair
viuuiuiiiu 1)1 low m. bunion mm ijuimiv i i . .... e.
L. Adams. Minors. j man M a"""r"-'u . v
Auuis A. Brown Atty. for Guardian urday in which he claimed tne election
of William J. Bryan by a landslide. He
announced his reports showed Bryan
would receive at least 301 electoral votes
or 59 more than is necessary for choice.
Mack's forecast of election follows:
"Rumblings and thunder of the Bryan
t.. r r... lands uie in uie wem are um-iioy ih-uiu
su 1117 VAiumy imiii. i
In the matter of the guardianship of in eastern states and today I can confi-
Clara E. Martin u minor. Frank Martin dently predict the election of Bryan and
the landslide in the west will extend to
the shores of the Atlantic. It means that
the democratic national ticket will carry
every doubtful state in this section and
Atal legislation which democracy de-
manded should be enacted he said it
would he carried out in letter and in spirit
and that was about all he could say in an
At Trenton he told the .people that he
had a united democracy behind him and
a frightened republican party in front of
him. Immense throngs greeted him at
Trenton Phillipsburg Somersville Elizn-
bethiort Perth Amlniy New Brunswick
and here. On no day during the campaign
were his remarks so interrupted with ex-
pressions from jH'ople in his audience in-
dicating their friendliness toward him
than on this.
The climax of the eventlul day came
when he visited Newark last night. The
whole city was aglow with red lire and
his progress through the streets to the
Auditorium where he 8oke. was nothing
short of an ovation.
A seething mass of hunianity'followed
him to the hall nlready long before pack
ed to its capacity while on the outside
were countless numbers who unable to
gain admittance made it necessary for
him to deliver an overflow address.
The air was rent with cheers as he un
folded democratic jMilicies and hurled an
avalanche of criticism ujsm the republican
narty for its failure as he said to listen
to the demands of the people.
Upon the conclusion of his remarks
here Mr. Bryan retired for the night on
his car which was taken to Jersey City
from which place he left this
morning at 9:30 o.clock for other points in
the state concluding with a visit late in
the evening at Elmira N. Y.
One Argument In Defense of Reserve
of City Life.
There la much to be fald of the
custom prevailing in largii cities the
Indifference with which families re-
Hard each other. They may live with
only a thin wall as a separation and
never know their neighbors by night.
It Is heartless. In a way to have no
knowledge of misfortune which one
nilnht relieve but It la rather agree-
a!)l to be able to live as one pleases
with the certainty that prying eyes
are not taking stocV of economies and
habits. It Is almost Impossible to b-
gin a system of retrenchment In a
tow n or neighborhood where there are
keen eyes to Inspect every movement
and sharp tongues to discuss each dis-
covery. So we have families always
living beyond their mean because
they have not tho moral courage to ad-
vertlso their true f.uar.elal condition.
It Is not wlso to tako tho public into
one s confidence. Y lien it necomes
necessary to give up a homo It lessens
tho chances of recovering from pe
cuniary losses to allow tho neighbor-
hood to discuss tho matter w ith certain
knowledge. A graceful retreat can
Kent-rally bo managed save In gossip
ing places and even there silence Is
much better than confession.
EL RENO AFFAIR
Says 15000 Was Never Loaned to
George Bellamy But Was Made
to El Reno State Bank.
HE WAS FACING A "DRY" DAY.
Thirsty Man True to Promise Really
In Desperate Straits.
Charles M. Schwab nt the reception
that lie gave to the American Holler
Makers during their convention In De
troit eald that among his many mil
llonalre friends all were honest and
that ho did not know of a single Amer
lean millionaire who had made Ms
'But the millionaire looms big" said
Mr. Schwab "and everybody wants
to find fault with him. A aro aa
anxious to find flaws In our millionaires
as old Bill Lush of Lorctto was to And
'Yes. air' said Bill one night 'I
faithfully promised my wife 37 years
t'go never to take more than three
drinks except on special occasions.
Friday was my birthday Saturday was
Decoration day Sunday my brother-
in-law concluded a visit to us Monday
we had fine weather after a long wet
spell to-morrow my oldest girl's new
dlrectolre dress conies home; only lev
day durn It I can't think of anything
rail cini ici(
Rumblings of Landslide Alreaey Heard in the
East-Every Doubtful State Given to NebraS"
kan by Mack's Estimate-Says New York
is No Longer Enemies Country But
Is Assured for Bryan.
On a recently received letter wrre
two postagn stampr one the familiar
red stamp the other an unfamiliar
stamp of a dull green -both canceled
by the post office at which the mis
slve had been mailed. Tho green
stamp carried In the oval a figure In
flowing robes discoursing sweet music
upon r harp in tne tep panel was tne
legend "Kline" on each of the two
side panels was the Inscription "Sinn
Fein." all the lettering being In the
Irish character. The bottom panel
displayed a couchant hound. On small
shields In the four corners were tin
heraldic blazons of the kingdoms of
Ulster Monster Lelnster and Con
naught. This Irish postage will not
carry a letter far unless re enforced
by (damps of more solid collateral
value but It serves aa a vent for
national enthusiasm and contributes
a little to the fluuBc.
First published in the Weekly Chieftain
October 10. 1908.
5tti' in- Oki lllnui
uiuniy oi v.raig
Probate No. 1381.
ORDER FOR HEARING PETITION
SELL REAL ESTATE. j
T'ltn ikiil !l inn rt Wririlf X.firtti tics Hiliir. i
Hi f v.ar K Martin minor hnvintf in the rock ribbed republican districts the
been presented to this Court praying that
an order be made authorizing said peti-
tioner to sell the whole or so much and such
portions of the real estate descrilied in said
petition as the Court shall judge nec essary
and beneficial at private sale. And it ap
pearing to the Court from such etition that ( tiie country
it is necessary to sell tne wnoie or so1
much of said real estate for the pur-
poses and reasons mentioned in said pe-
tition therefore said petition will be filed
herein and a time appointed for hearing
And it Is hereby ordered by the Court
majorities of that party in recent years
will be reduced to a minimum.
"Basing my forecast on the most con-
servative lines in view of the optimistic
; renorts I have received from all sections
I figure that Bryan will
have at least 301 electoral votes or C9
more than is necessary for choice.
"In addition to the 160 votes of the
solid south and In this I Include Mary-
I hmd I am confident that Bryan will carry
First published Aug. 28
In the District Court for the Second Judi-
cial District of the State of Oklakoma
sitting at Vinita.
Ella Childers. Plaintiff. )
Sylvester Childres Defemlt )
We are hereby not i field that you have
been sued by the plaintiff Ella Childres. Jt is further ordered that a copy of this
In the above named court. Tor an absolute order be published for three consecutive
divorce and unless you answer said pe- weeks In a newspaper of general circula-
tition on or before the first day of the tion both in the County of Delaware. State
regular term tho same being the 7th day 0f Oklahoma and in the County of Craig
of December. 1908. of said court said State of Oklahoma before the hearing day
petition will be taken as confessed. on said petition the first publication to
A. S. McRea Atty. Ella Childres PItf. appear four weeks before the hearing day.
New York New Jersey Connecticut
Witness my hand and seal of the court
this tho 20ih d-:y of August 1908.
j. V. Roberts D. B. Stutsman
Deputy. District Clerk
il.a Cntiip.ldu Ilia 1.1 h Hnu it Nnwpmhpp I
iomq . i.nn'M m ii Idaho. Montana. Colorado Nebraska. Ne-
said day. that being a day of the regular vada Indiana. Ohio Delaware. Kansas
October I90S. term of t:us uiurt. ne. ana ail(i Dakota a total of 310 votes
the same is appointed as the time wiien Mre g th e of
all persons interested in said estate are ;
directed to appearfore this Court and 25 to 50 per cent from the Roosevelt vote
show cause why an order should not be of 1904 to Bryan.
granted to said petitioner tn sell so much
of the real estate described in said pcti- -
as is necessary . . t Talt In Indiana
By Associated Press
Lafayette. Ind. Oct. 23 The reception
of Taft here today was marked by another
out pouring of people. The candidate
was driven through the .streets In an
automobile. The candidate bared his
! head when the old soldier lined up along
' the public square and cheered.
"The result is no longer a doubt in New
York. The votes of the state are assured
for Bryan. He will win by a substantial
plurality. The Empire state can no long
er be included in the territory called the
enemies' country I siH'ak from informa
tion gained from a through canvass and
reports from every country in the state.
"In Ohio and Indiana every element is
working for our success and despite the
great republican majorities of previous
years I am confident that both states will
be in the democratic column. They are
for Bryan today and there is no reason
for believini! that next week will witness
a change of sentiment. Eighty r cent
of the labor vote in Ixith states and fully
as large a ter cent of the German popu
lation are for Bryan." .
Mack also said that he understood the
republican organization had accumulated
three million dollars which should lie
used in several of the debatable states
Mtoi". sold fie. "ihev can not defeat us
Mack said: "The action of President
Roosevelt In sending out his entire cabi-
net on the stump shows that the presi
dent is frightened to death. If they don't
put roes oa the president or nail him
ilown he will be out on the stump too. If
Roosevelt goes on the stump the people
will know that Bryan will be elected."
Swallows Lack Nesting Places
The most Important factor la the
multiplication of bird life Is the suffi
ciency of nesting sites and every year
the swallow's range of choice la cir
cumscribed. He used to be the "chim
ney swallow" and It must have been
a severe Mow to me prospects or irra
race when Instead of the wide ledged
chimneys we began to build straight
narrow flues with no lodgings for the
birds at any point.
In may other ways houses and
even rarm ouuuings are oeing ren-
dered mote and more unsuitable for
swallow guests while the overmultl-
plylng sparrow annexes most of the
best Kites which remain. The swal-
low with his little soft beak and tiny
feet Is no fighter. Country Queries
Sapulpa. Okla. Oct. 21 Hon. Seth K.
Gordon who resigned the auditorship of
the school land department at Guthrie t3
manage the democratic congressional
campaign in the Third district was nsked
today concerning the ussertion commonly
being made by republican campaigners
over the state and especially in this dis-
trict. that the school land commission
loaned Lieutenant Governor George W.
Bellamy $15000 from the school fund on
security of city property worth $4000
and that Farmer Brook could not at this
time get $1200 loan on his farm. In
vigorous reply Mr. Gordon ns follows de-
denled this ridiculous charge:
In the first place the $15000 went not
to Mr. Bellamy hut to the El Reno State
bank a solvent and prosjerons state bank
of which Mr. Bellamy is president as a
deposit of the state school fund. Similar
amounts were dejHisited in over two hun-
dred banks in this state. The $15000
deposited was no more loaned than any
other deposit by any other depositor.
"The law under which this money is
dejMisited. however requires the state
school land commission to have the de
pository banks to protect the school funds
by turning over to the state collateral or
security bonds for such deiHisits."
'The El Reno State bank was notified
that it was one of the two or three hun-
dred banks in the state of Oklahoma se-
lected as a state depository and further
notified that either security bonds or col-
lateral must be given the state in accord-
ance with the law requiring such deposits
secured. The bank accepted the deposit.
and in lieu turned over mortgages on El
Reno realty with n cash value of $40-
000 Most of the $15000 has abeady
been checked out by the school land com
mission to loan to counties or on farms.
"That is the explanation of the entire
transaction. If the LI Reno State bank is
to be stultified so also must be stultified
over two hundred other bunks in the state
because each put up bonds or such collat-
eral to secure the school fund deposits.
"With regard to Farmer Brook the pa-
pers in ins application lor a larm loan
will show that the loan was not made be-
cause the title to his land was clouded by
defective transfers. The loan would not
have been safe.
"la the state to he blamed that it should
require security for its school funds de-
posited in banks? And Is the state to he
blamed if It refuses to loan iponey on a
farm where the title is defective.'"
Il'JI! IRE THUS
New Fast Train Service From St
Louis to Texas Soon to Become
Truth was at the bottom of her
well but tho Cost of Print Paper by
shoutlrg very loud made her hear.
"I'm going to help you!" declared
the Cost of Print Paper.
Of roiii-Ke Truth hurried right up
the way things were going she was
mighty glad to be helped.
"Easy ' nough!" the Cost of Print
fapsr went on. In a breezy confluent
way "I'm making It so the news-
papers would rather take the trouble
to get things' right In the first place
than give up so much space to denials
the day after."
"Dear me; this Is very gratifying!"
exclaimed Truth rubbing her bands
and beaming cordially.
Dated this 13th day of October. 1S08.
crit r THEO. D. B. FREAK
A. A. Bkown Att'y. for Cnardian.
Social Gatherings Begin
The first of a number of social gatherings
of some of the Vinita men took place
Thursday evening at the rectory of the
Episcopal church where Rev. 1). C. Beatty
entertained at a aupper and "smoker.
The occassion was marked by an earnest
discussion of some of the moral and social
problems of the community tiid non-par
Had the Symptom.
Soiled Samuel W'ot'a diss disease
dey call hydrophobia?
Kumpled Robert It comes from
belu' bit by a dog au de symptom Is
fear o' water.
Soiled Samuel Youse sure o dat?
Kumpled Kobert 'Course I am. Wot
you turntn' pale for?
Soiled Samuel I'm tryln tor think
when 1 wm bit by a dog.
Done In Style.
"What la that fearful din?"
"That I a duel between Count
Fucashl and Prince de Brass. Being
prevented by social engagement from
attendlnc in person toer hare seat
Agent H. A. Farthing is said to be in
receipt of the projxmed new schedule for
the M. K. &. T. Which is soon to be made
effective by reason of the new fast St.
Louis-Texas trains. The equipment for
these trains is now aliout complete and
the Katy will have them running as soon
as the projHised schedule is demonstrated
as practical and agents and employes
along the road become familiar therewith.
The new trains will be known as Nos. 9
and 10. No. 9 leaving St. Louis at 9 00
o'clock in the morning will go south
through Vinita at 1145 p.m. The com
panion train. No. 10 running north will
leave Vinita at 5:45 a. m. reaching St.
Louis about 6:00 o'clock the same evening.
These trains will carry mail and will be a
great convenience to Vinita Practically
no changes of importance will lie made in
the present schedule excepting h few
minor ones to conform with the running
time of the new trains.
ROCK ISLAND WILL
RELIEVE CUR OE
Guthrie Okla. Oct. 24 General Man-
ager Tinsman of the Rock Island Railway
Company wired the corporation commis-
sioner yesterday from Chicago that this
road will do all in its power to relieve a
threatened car famine in Oklahoma in
connection with moving crops.
He assured the comission that his road
will send 250 cur to Oklahoma at once
to be used exclusively In moving the
BRYi TO REACH
NEW JERSEY TOUIGHL
By Associated Press
Wilmington Del.. Oct. 23 A large
crowd gathered nt the station here today
to see Wm. J. Bryan. The train was late
and Bryan made only a short talk. Ho is
en route to New Jersey to mjV numerous
speeches and will reach Newark tonight.
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