The Weekly Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 29, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, July 5, 1912 Page: 1 of 8
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VINITA CRAIG COUNTY OKLAHOMA. JULY 5. 1912
FORTY-SIXTH BALLOT 615
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After Battle Extending Over Week Democrats
Cast Two-Thirds Majority for Woodrow
Wilson-Began Gaining as Clark Lost
and Steadily Climbed Until
The Baltimore democratic conven-
tion came suddenly to and end at about
three o'clock today by nominating
Woodrow Wilson for president after
eight days of effort. The 4Gth ballot
gave Wilson 733 and the rush for the
band wagon was on. "
W. J. Bryan said this afternoon:
have no further program in this con-J Second naming a progressive candi-
ventioa beyond the submissidn of the date and third the selection of a cam-
proposition that the presidential nom-
inee be permitted to appoint the cam-
paign committee. Bryan said he was
satisfied with what he had accom-
plished at the convention.
' "1 have said things that may have
HISTORY OF BALLOTING
Polk ballot (9)
Cass (4) 1848
Pierce (49 18.12
Buchanan (17) 1856.. Fremont (1)
Douglas (37)a 1860 Lincoln (3)
McClellan (1) 1864 .Lincoln (1)
...''Seyiuour (22) 1868 Grant (1) r
Greeley (1) v. 1872 4 Grant (1)
Tilden (2) .7.'. - 1876...... Hayes (7)
'' Hancock (2)b 1880 Garfield (36)
Cleveland (2) 1884...... Blaine (4)
Cleveland (A) 1888 Harrison . (8)
Cleveland (1) ..1892 Harrison (1)
Bryan (5) .. 1896. .McKinley (1)
Bryan (A) ...900 .McKinley (A)
Parker (1) 1904 f) Roosevelt (A)
Bryan (1) .1908. Taft (1)
Wilson (46) 1912.. .." Taft (1)
(a) After the fifty-seventh ballot without a choice in the democratic na-
tional convention at Charleston S. C the convention adjourned to meet at
Baltimore where Douglas was nominated for president on the second ballot.
(b) Hancock nominated by acclamation after the second ballot.
(A) By acclamation.. "
Presidential Electors (Ten to elect)
Robert A. Baird Guymon.
J. W. Bolen Ada
H. H. Brenner Pawhuska.
Joseph W. Foster Stigler.
Tom C. Harrill Wagoner.
S. H. Mayes Pryor.
David Ratner Cleveland.
J. D. Scott Alva.
.1. C. Thompson Ardmore.
J . M . Williams Altus.
U. S. Senator (One to elect).
C. N. Haskell Muskogee.
Robert L. Owen Muskogee.
Cong.-at-Large-T-(Three to elect).
Frank Adams Ardmore.
Robert Lee Adderton Okla. City.
Chas. A-dler Guthrie.
Ben Bouldin Elk City.
Geo. L. Bowman Kingfisher.
Fred P. Branson Muskogee.
J. Y. Callihan Enid.
-W. J. Campbell Nowata.
D. R. Carpenter Dacoma.
B. V Cummins Waurika.
R. E. Echols Elk City.
M. F. Eggerman Shawnee.
W. T. Field Guthrie.
William M. Franklin Madill.
W. F. Gilmer Oklahoma City
Pat. J. Goulding Enid.
Jack G. Harley McAlester.
N. B. Hays Durant.
Augustus E. Ivey Stilwell.
William W. Janes Purcell.
Win. H. Murray Tishomingo.
" Leslie G. Niblack Guthrie.
Norman Pruiett Oklahoma City.
J. B. A. Robertson Chandler.
Leslie P. Ross Lawton.
Joe B. Thompson Pauls Valley.
Claude Weaver Oklahoma City.
Congressman First District
(One to elect).
Edmund Brazell Lamont.
Frank P. Davis Enid.
John J. Davis Chandler.
Sam Gaskell Ralston.
J. M. Springer Stillwater.
B. J. Waugh Guthrie.
Congressman Second District
(One to elect).
Ed. C. Ballew Clinton.
Tom. S. BaJlew Anadarko.
J. J. Carney El Reno.
hurt but I have felt that no matter
what a man's personal and political
' friendships are that principle and
! honor came first" he said. . "Three
things appealed to me as being of
prime importance. First making the
' party platform and that may not be so
"I important if the candidate is not right.
paign committee in f.ntire sympathy
with the candidate and named by
him. In my own campaigns there have
been men on my committee who would
not act as chairman of a meeting in
their own states."
IN OTHER CONVENTIONS.
G. W. Cornell Clinton.
R. B. Forrest El Reno.
Dan V. Perry Carnegie.
Jas. S. Ross Oklahoma City.
"Congressman Third District
(One to elect).
Jas. S. Davenport Vinita.
W. A. Huser Okemah.
James H. Sykes Tulsa.
W. V. Thraves Nowata.
M. L. William Muskogee.
Congressman Fourth District
(One to elect).
Chas. D. Carter Ardmore.
J. J. Parsons Isoni Springs.
R. H. Stanley Hugo.
Congressman Fifth District
v (One to elect).
Scott Ferris Lawton.
J. W. Mansell Hobart.
(One to elect).
Harry K. Allen Ardmore.
R. P. Bowles Durant.
J. E. Love Sharon.
Justice of the Supreme Court First
District (One to elect).
N. B. Maxey Muskogee.
John B. Turner Vinita.
Justice of the Criminal Court of Ap
peals Southern District
(One to elect).
Henry M. Furman Ada.
Estimate of School District No. 65.
Salary for 26 teachers $17000.00
For repairs fuel and electric
ity for lights and motor. . .
For library and apparatus for
manual training and do-
mestic science . r
For furniture to finish equip-
ing the school in full
For 4 janitors and engineer
For supplies such as crayon
erasers disinfectant floor
oil etc i
JFor walks at new building
and grading yards
Insurance on buildings spe-
cial taxes and extra work
For interest and sinking
funds on school bonds.... $ 7200.00
SEYMOUR RIDDLE President.
W. G. MASTERSON Clerk.
AC5??ry'x:'.Tr.f - -?-. f- ;.V :m -i-- f w A v
Predicts Wilson Will Be Supported By
All Progressive Elements Hero
of The Hour.
Baltimore July 2.-r-William Jennings
Bryan in a statement Tuesday night
said that the nomination of Wondrow
Wilson on a progressive platform
meant an overwhelming victory for the
democrat ticket next fall. Mr. Bryan
"I feel sure that the action of the
convention thus far will appeal to the
country. I had no choice among pro-
gressive candidates but from th lirst
Governor Wilson was in every list I
was to make. My action in coming out
strongly against Mr. Parker for tern
porary chairman was the turning point
in his campaign. The country is pro-
gressive. Nearly all of the democratic
party and more than half of the re-
publican party are progressive. The
paramount question before this con-
vention was whether we would take
sides with the reactionaries and thus
encouraga the organization of ;i third
party and giving to the third party
the hope of defeating the reactionaries
divided into two parties this o.i one
side and on the other the nomination
of a ticket that would appeal to the
progressive element of the nation so
as to reake a third party improbable.
"I am satisfied that with Mr. Wilson
running for president on the platform
which has been prepared there will be
comparatively few progressive republi-
cans who will not feel justified m sup-
porting the democratic 'icket. 1 I
were to make an estimate I would say
that Atf ought to have not less th?.n
?000000 majority for the popular vote
and enough of the electoral vote to
gfiive us an overwhelming majoy
in the electoral college.
Murphy's Aid Not Needed.
"The action of the convention in
adopting the anti-Morgan?Ryan
uont resolutions demonstrated that
the democratic party is not only pro
gressive tut is bold enough to tnrcw
down the gauntlet to the predatory in
terests. It Is forunate that Mr. Wil-
son's nomination was made w'tieu:
tle aid o? Mr. Murphy. It is no rejec-
tion on the many feood men in the NVv
York delegation to say this.
"From every standpoint the outlock
is hopeful. The only unpleasant tniig
about a political fight is that s ice?s
to one aspirant brings disappointment
to others: Those who fa!! ought to
find some consolation in the fact that
failure is not always a reflection upon
the individual because circumstances
exert a larger influence than is some-
times supposed in the determining Of
a convention choice.
"Men are available only when the
fit into conditions. I decided soma two
years ago that I did jiot fit into the
conditions as we saw them a '.1 I vas
not willing to assume the resp iiiSibilty
of advocating any particular progres-
sive partly because I pre.Vrred to
trust the wisdom of the multitude and
partly because I felt that a great deal
would depend on the action of the re-
"When the republican convention ad-
journed 1 it was even more apparent
than before that circumstances requir-
ed' Rome empratic action on the part
of our convention to insure a consclid v
tion of the progressive vote under our
"The incidents of the convention
have in a strange way emphasized the
progressiveness of our party far more
than I had expected that progress! vt-
ne.ss could be exercised. The conven-
tion has decided with rare unanimity
that. Governor Wilson fits into th3 con-
ditions that the republican convention
and our convention have joined in
Result Worth Long Effort.
"Knowing what the platform is I
feel that it will help him in his fight
and I have no doubt that our conven-
tion will proceed to choose a vice pres-
idential candidate who will strengthen
the ticket. It is needless to say 'that
I am gratified to see our party raising
the banner of progressive democracy
aloft and calling to the progressive
forces of the nation to join in restor-
ing the government to the hands of
the people that it may be in truth a
government of by and for the peo-
ple. "It has been a long convention but
the results are worth the time. The
dawn is here and progressive democ-
racy will be the people's pillar of cloud
Mr. Bryan had an informal levee in
hL rooms Tuesday afternoon and many
delegates dropped In to conenmtlate
him upon his fight. Telegrams po.ired
in. praising him for the campaign he
had made in the interest of progres-
fcivism Late . uesday afternoon a part of
Princeton students marched to Mr.
Bryan's rooms and there gave fte
outlet to their enthusiasm over th?
naming or the former president of
Princeton university for the standard
When some member of the crowd
cried that he hud been for Underwood
Bryan addressed him personally say-
ing; "I had n c special pleasure in op-
posing your uian. He Ts a splenJil fel-
low personally but he simply di l ict
th tlie cocas ion."
We your committee on resolutions
appointed by Conductor J. B. Rogers
of the Craig county normal realizing
that the best interests of the teachers
of Craig county have been greatly ad
vanced by this institute and feeling
that it has been a success from every
viewpoint and desiring to express our
appreciation herewith present the fol
lowing resolutions to-wit:
Be it Resolved That we especially
endorse the work of our county su-
perintendent II. W. C. Shelton for the
manner in which he has advanced the
cause of education in our county dur-
ing his term of office by earnest co-
operation with his teachers by orga-
nization system and the introduction
of all progressive methods and for the
selection of such an efficient corps of
instructors for this institute.
We desire to extend our heartist ap-
preciation to our instructors not only
for their careful -instruction and pa-
tenice but far greater than these for
those words of enthusiasm encourage
ment and helpful thoughts and high
.ideag that have bcen gjven ug ln every
Sson by speech and action; for these
j(leas an(J ideals have become a part
LID FLIES OFF
Muskogee Okla. July 2. The lid
flew off yesterday because congress got
lazy and failed to pass appropriation
bills to pay the expenses for govern-
ment liquor enforcement officers. Spe-
cial federal agents were notified that
they were really not expected to work
since no funds had been provided by
the senate. It would have been a vio-
lation of the law strictly speaking for
them to have worked for nothing con-
sequently they didn't worrying about
liquor sales for one day ana a num-
ber of Muskogee thirsty men contend
that it was possible to get booze most
Since congress had signified its in-
tentions of providing money for an-
other month just before adjournment
Saturday the Union Indian Agency
did not close as was contemplated. A
number of employes took advantage of
the situation to watqh bulletin boards
or hear the megaphone reports from
the Baltimore convention. Dana H.
Kelsey Indian superintendent had
told all employes of his department
that it was not compulsory to come
back but that they could do so if they
The same situation regarding law
enforcement or work at the Indian
agency .was narrowly averted Mqn-
day. Speaker Clark went into seclu
sion yesterday and since no one could
find him he was not on hand to sign
the joint congressional resolution in
order that the wheels of the govern-
ment might not stop at midnight. Rep-
resentative Alexander of Missouri was
placed in the chair as speaker pro-
tem of the house and on signing the
precious document it was lated rush-
ed to President Taft who signed it
before leaving for Philadelphia.
of our very selves and will go with
us to be given in our turn to others
with whom we come in contact es-
pecially our pupils.
B'urthermore to the board of educa-
tion we wish to express our deep grati-
tude and appreciation for the use of
the high school building which is so
well adapted to our iteeds and con-
venience. Its being centrally located
has brought us many other privileges
such as eminent speakers musicians
and others from whom we have de-
rived much inspiration.
Tbrffor we thank our county su-
perintendent for bringing the institute
to this place and we feel these will
serve as excellent reasons to suggest
the return of the institute to this place
next year. We do especially feel that
the-citizens of Vinita are deserving of
a token of appreciation and we here-
by extend a vote of thanks for their
hospitality wnnch has been extended
Thanking and commending every
one for his hearty co-operation in mak-
ing this normal a success we are -Respectfully
JOHN E. BUTLER Dip? Cabin
ERNESTINE GREEN Centralia
ADOLPHUS WENTZ Welch.
MRS. B. VILES Bluejacket
ETHEL CHERRINGTON Vinita
Oklahoma City July 2. Commis-
sioner Philip I). Brewer or division No.
2 supreme court commission gave a
decision Monday applying the fellow
servant doctrine in Oklahoma and
holding that oil and gas drilling is not
mining in the meaning of the constitu-
tional provision abrogating the com-
mon law doctrine of "fellow servant"
in cases of employees of railroads
j street railways interurbans and min-
The judgment secured by James A.
Brady or" Muskogee county against A.
T. Kreps Jr. and R. R. Shrewsbury
well drillers was reversed. . Brady was
employed as an engineer and fell from
a derrick which he had climbed in an
effort to dislodge the drill.
"Where the common law doctrine of
'fellow servant' has not been abrogat-
ed" the decision said "or modified by
constitutional or statutory provisions
the master is not liable to the servant
fo rany injury occasioned by such ser-
vants' fellow laborers in the perform-
ance of some detail of the commi n
employment where the performance
of the thing done in no sense involved
a non-delegable duty of the master."
Other opinions by the commission
By Judge Brewer: J. C. William-
son and Emma Williamson vs. Louisa
Adams Oklahoma county dismissed;
Brown Beane company vs. J. G.
Rucker F. M. Rueker and E. M.
Brown Rogers' dismissed; Clayton
Lucas Stella Redale and Flora B. Mor-'
rls vs. W. R. Lucas Pawnee dismis-
sed; O. F. Haley company vs. the State
of Oklahoma Murray affirmed; C. B.
Lynch and Jay Forsyth vs. E. L. Ilal-
p.ell Muskogee affirmed; E. W. Carr
vs. E. J. Bradley. Lincoln reversed;
St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad
company vs. Samuel Little Marshall
reversed; Lucy Toloke va. Sam Poloke
Creek dismissed; Spaulding Manufac
turing company vs. A V. Roff R. E.
Calloway and J. P. Floyd Coal county
reversed with Instructions. 1 -
In the case of the O. F. Haley com-
pany vs. the state the company
sought the return of shipments of
whiskey sent from Gainesville to Sul-
phur Okla. The court held that the
company admitted violating the laws
of the United States in shipping liquor
Into old Indian Territory and that
therefore the doors of the state courts
would be closed to its plea. -
Opinions by Judge Harrison: St.
LouisLouis and San Francisco Railroad
company vs. Farmers Union Gin com-
pany Pawnee reversed and remand-
ed; L. B. Campbell vs. R. Vance Mc-
Spadden and D. II. Wilson Craig af-
firmed; Perry Milling company vs.
commissioners and sheriff of Noble
county aflirmed; state on the relation
of County Attorney Ilankins of Jack-
son county vs. W. R. Holt S. J. Payne
and D. IS. Wade Jackson nxtion to
dismiss denied; Enid City Railway
company vs. Addie Reynolds Garfield
affirmed; Dan Procbnau vs. B. B. Mar-
tens Major dismissed.
Judge Harrison held in the case of
the Enid City Railway company
against Addie Reynolds that a mar-
ried woman though living with her
husband has a right to iicr separate
earnings and a natural right to her
health strength and skill and her ca-
pacity to earn and may maintaiu an
action to recover for injury to either
her statutory right to earn or her-
Opinions by Judge Rosser: Atchi-
son Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad com-
pany vs. Harry Itomewood Pottawa-
tomie reversed and remanded; Smith
Wogan and Price vs. J. L. Rice Co
manche affirmed; William G. Sstee
vs. Rebecca J. Estee Dewey afiirmed;
J. B. Clawson vs. C. B. Cottingham and
Ida Cottingham (hage affirmed;
Joseph T. Turner vs. Charles E. Tur-
ner Cleveland affirmed; Jessie M.
Porter vs. Anna S. Wold Alfalfa af-
firmed; James B. Bell and Pauilne Bell
vs. Daniel Riggs Jennie Riggs and
the Winne Mortgage company Kiowa
county affirmed; Chicago Rock Is-
land and Pacific Rai'way company vs.
A. H. Watson Pottawatomie. reversed
The Frisco Good Roads car arrived
today -and is on the siding at the
Fnsco station. This a.fternoon a lec-
ture was delivered by a government
expert to a car full of Vinita business
men this afterncxm on the subject of
road construction. .The car will re-
main here over tomorrow and all who
are interested in road building should
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