Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 42, Ed. 1 Tuesday, June 7, 1910 Page: 1 of 4
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VtL XII. NO. 42.
VINITA OKLAHOMA TUESDAY JUNE 7. 1910
FIVE CENTS FEU OOP
Conference Between President Taft
And Railroad Men Results in an
to Hold Up Advance.
Washington June 7. An agreement
between the government and the re-
cently enjoined railroads of the West
em Trunk Line association was reach-
ed at the White House conference
which lasted more than four hours
The railroads represented agreed to
withdraw all rate increases filed to
be .effective on or after June 1 and
agreed to file no more increases until
the bill in congress which gives the
interstate commerce commission pow-
er to investigate and suspend all in-
creases not justified becomes a law
and goes into effect.
President Taft thereupon stated that
the administration's purpose in bring-
ing the injunction suit had been ac-
complished and that the suit would be
discontinued. The discontinuance will
not be entered however until after
the new railroad law is signed.
The belief was expressed tonight
that all other railroads in the country
which have filed increased rates or
have had such a plan under considera-
tion will abide by the agreement
reached today with the twenty-four
railroads named as defendants in the
There will be a conference at the
White House today in which Presi-
dent Brown of the New York Central
railroad; President McCrea of the
Pennsylvania and other officials rep-
resenting the railroads in the eastern
and central territory will participate.
That they will acquiesce in President
Taft's proposition and Will hold up
proposed increases until after the
new law becomes effective was prac-
tically taken for granted here last
The railroads presidents in confer-
ence with President Taft put up a
lengthy argument. They claimed that
they had been misrepresented as to
there having been anything clandes-
tine about agreeing upon or filing the
new rates. They cailmed that they
had sent written notices to shippers
and even had the receipts of certain
shippers who denied ever having re-
ceived such notices. Finally they de-
clared that increased rates had been
filed in the same manner as the in-
terstate commerce commission had ap-
nroved for the past ten years.
The railroad presidents told Presi-
dent Taft incidentally that they had
been advised by their counsel that
he was willing to take the chance as
to that and he thought the best way
out for the railroads was for them to
withdraw their increases. Then that
settlement was reached.
BURGLAR ROBS CEORGE
HINSHAW OF ABOUT $300
A burglar entered the home of
George Hinshaw last night and robbed
him of $15 in silver a watch and about
$250 in checks. Mr. Hinshaw retired
about 11 o'clock and the robbery oc-
curred between that hour and daylight.
About 11:30 someone tried to enter
the home of Chas. Pfannkuche and
was frightened away. The officers
were unable to find a clue to the rob-
bery. Boosters Here Wednesday.
Tomorrow afternoon a special train
of Oklahoma City boosters will arrive
in Vinita. The Oklahoma City men
are making a tour of the east side in
the hope of carrying the election next
Saturday for the location of the capi
tal at Oklahoma City. The party will
spend the night here.
M1LF0RD - BERGER
A PAIR. LOOK AT 'EM
$1.25 a pair for a lot of Ladies' Kid Blucher Pat-
eut tip Oxfords usually sold at $1.75
Entitled to His Claim.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C June 7. Attor-
ney General Wlckersham rendered a
decision In which he holds that Rich-
ard Parr is entitled to recover from
the government the amount of his
claim for information given against
the sugar trust.
NOW IN THE COUNTY JAIL
The jail report today showed the
county Jail to contain twenty-five pris-
oners. Of these eleven are city pris-
oners and fourteen belong to the
Nine of the city prisoners were plac
ed there last night. They were: A.
Whitmire serving out a $10 fine;
Walter McAffrey charged with being
drunk; Malay Baxley and Frank Ford
vags; Tom Mayfleld and Viola Down-
ing (both colored) charged with dis
orderly conduct and three Mexicans
who gave their names as Charles
Julian and Joe and could not speak
English. They were charged with be-
OH STATE TICKET
Filing of Candidates Monday Was
Made Noticeable by Number of
Socialists Entering Race.
Guthrie Okla. June 7. The filings
with the state election board Monday
of candidates for state offices were
noticeable for the number of social-
ists announcing. They were W. P.
Evarts of McAlester for representa-
tive from Pittsburg county; E. L.
Goodman Dow assistant mine inspec-
tor in the second district; A. C. Hoefer
Driftwood representative from Alfalfa
county; H. M. Sinclair McAlester
clerk of the supreme court; T. M.
Greenwood Antlers representative
from Pushmataha county.
Other candidates who filed Monday
were Gid Graham Catoosa (Dem.)
state senator from the Twenty-third
district; W. T. Drake Wagoner (Rep.)
judge of the Third district; W. C.
Jarboe Altus (Dem.) representative
from Jackson county; W. T. Hunt
Wagoner (Dem.) judge of the Third
district; D. G. Harned Durant (Dem.)
representative from Bryan county;
E. E. Buckholtz Boggy Deot (Rep.)
representative from Atoka county;
J. T. Hairsten Salina (Dem.) repre-
sentative from Mayes county; T. H.
DuBois Poteau (Rep.) judge of the
Fifth district; S. M. Crocker Stillwell.
(Rep.) representative from Adair
county; J. B. Barlow Miami (Rep.)
representative from Ottawa county;
Bruce L. Keennan Tahlequab. (Rep.)
judge of the First district; J. W.
Steen Checotah (Dem.) representa-
tive from Mcintosh county;. A. P.
Ezell Alva (Ind.) representative from
Formaldehyde By Mistake.
Council Buffs la. June 7. A special
from Atlantic la. says H. Morton a
traveling salesman for an Omaha
wholesale grocery firm was served
with formaldehyde by mistake for
mineral water in the Moore drug utore
at that place today and died imme-
diately. Mr. McKay's Recital.
Mrs. D. H. Wilson and Mrs. Ewing
Halsell will assist in Mr. Paul Mc
Kay's recital at the Auditorium
Thursday evening June 9.
Mr. McKay's program will include
many pleasing numbers which will be
enjoyed by all.
Seats now on sale at postofflce book
store 50c and 35c.
GLUES OF 5
Town of Calitri is Reported Almost Destroyed
and Many Persons Killed and InjuredKing
Victor Emanuel Orders Special Train to
go to Scene of Disturbance-Will Ask
Parliament for $100000
By Associated Press.
Naples Italy June 7. Three earth-
quake shocks of great violence occurr-
ed in the vicinity of Avelline province
this morning. The town of Calitri is
reported half destroyed. Twenty peo-
ple are said to have been killed there.
Much damage was done in other cities
Rome June 7. The shocks were
also felt in Valatln where several
houses fell and a number of people
were injured. So far as known none
were killed there. At San Sossio a
village of twenty-three hundred in
Officers of Civic Club
Elected for Ensuing Year
The Civic Club held its regular meet-
ing yesterday afternoon June 6 in the
Commercial Club rooms. President
Mrs. F. C. Akin being out of town
Mrs. W. B. Coley was chosen as tem-
porary chairman. General business
was attended to. The election of offi-
cers for the coming year concluded the
The officers elected are: Mrs. E. W.
Stryker president; Mrs. H. W. C.
Shelton first vice president! Mrs. F.
G. Cowan second vice president; Mrs.
S. J. Burns third vice president; Mrs.
C. C. Roberts fourth vice president;
Mrs. Geo. Terbush secretary; Mrs. E.
A. Stubblefleld treasurer; Mrs. Frank
Billingslea corresponding secretary;
Mrs. J. E. Pershing reporter.
The mission of the Civic Club is to
improve our surroundings and en-
courage the members to make the
municipality of which each is a fac-
tor a healthier pleasanter and more
beautiful spot on which to live.
The following report of the meeting
of the Federated Women's Clubs at
Okmulgee was read:
Report of Okmulgee Convention.
The convention convened at Okmul-
gee May 4 is known as the third dis-
trict convention and comprises the
cities and towns of the third congres-
sional district; Muskogee Bartles-
ville Tulsa Sapulpa Vinita and Af-
ton are among the number prominent-
The convention was held in the city
hall and was presided over by Mrs.
John Catlin of Bartlesville president
of the third district. Mrs. Bison of
Muskogee as chairman.
The first work was to hear re-
ports from delegates. I had the pleas-
ure of reading the report for Vinita
I added a few words of explanation
whictfmet the approval of your worthy
president Mrs. Akin. Since the time
when I read the first report of the
Civic Club I have been present at
each federation meeting and have lis-
tened with Interest to the reports of
other clubs to see if our club is keep-
ing pace with the other Civic Clubs
and I am pleased to tell you we are
up with them and beyond them in
many particulars. I have talked with
some of the representatives of the dif-
ferent clubs and I find they are being
stimulated by the workings of the
Civic Club of Vinita. In answering the
question as to how our club has been
made so successful I told them it was
in a great measure due to the support
of the press of Vinita and the support
of the Commercial Club and loyalty of
our citizens in general. Our city coun-
cil has been most active in their as-
sistance and aid to our organization
and to this added the fact that we have
avoided wrangling among ourselves
and tried to bear and forbear with each
other in our weaknesses and pull to-
gether for the best interests of our
city has made us strong and enabled
us to accomplish a great .work for our
little city. Our exhibit consisted of
hand embroidered sheets and pillow
cases towels fancy dressing scarfs
aprons underwear hankerchief bags
toilet articles shirt waists and many
habitants several houses fell and a
number of people injured. The prefect
of Avelline sent an urgent message to
the government asking for two thou-
sand dollars for immediate use. Pre-
mier Luzzetti at once forwarded ten
thousand dollars to the prefect.
King Victor Emanuel has ordered a
special train as he wishes to person'
ally visit the scene of the' distur
bance. The government decided to
ask parliament for an appropriation of
a hundred thousand dollars for lm
other articles of fancy work. And
last but not least a copy of music a
waltz dedicated to the Civic Club by
Mrs. Dr. Crawford of Vinita.
Go on with the good work you are
doing a philanthropic work by not only
helping your' own city but by inspir-
ing out-side towns.
To get back to the convention work
There are many good papers read dur-
ing the several sessions held among
the most important subjects were:
Paper on "Public Schools" by Mrs.
Early of Muskogee.
Paper on "Special Health" by Mrs.
McKibbon of Muskogee.
Paper on "Tuberculosis" by Dr
Little of Muskogee.
Paper on "A Word In Passing" by
our retiring president Mrs. Catlin.
Following are the names of the offi
cers elected for the ensuing year:
President Mrs. H. E. P. Stanford Ok
mulgee; vice president Mrs. Robin
son Tulsa; recording secretary Mrs
Goodale Collinsville; corresponding
secretary Mrs. Wright Muskogee;
treasurer Mrs. Clark Sapulpa; audi-
tor Mrs. Sawyer; Parlimentarian Mrs.
A change in the district dues was
made to $1.00 instead of fifty cents.
Attached you will read what the pa
pers said of the exhibit which ex-
plains better their sentiments in re
gard to it than I can tell you. I wish
to say the exhibit was sent on to Cin-
cinnati to the Biennial Convention of
Woman's Clubs and was well received
and complimented and everything re
turned in good shape. I am pleased
to show the handy work of the club
and hope to have a beautiful display
from you for the state convention at
Muskogee in October or November.
By way of conclusion I wish to state
that one of the objects of these con
ventions is the migling together of the
women of different tastes and different
pursuits for the purpose of studying
the various topics and exchanging
ideasr which has a far reaching effect
upon the homes to assist the wife or
mother in her intellectual or moral
teaching In the home is one of the
great and worthy objects In these
meetings. I would not forget to men-
tion the kind hospitality and courtesy
extended by the ladies of Okmulgee.
The evening entertainment at the Elks
home was of a very pleasing and in-
structive nature the address of wel-
come by Mayor Bell in which he
gracefully turned over the key to the
city to the visiting ladies was very
cleverly responded to by Mrs. Mc
Dougal of Sapulpa.
Reported by Mrs. J. W. Orr.
Okmulgee Press Comment.
The following mention of Vinita's
representatives was taken from the
The art exhibition of the Vinita
club which is being shown in the
mayor's office at the city hall in con-
nection with the F. W. C. is the most
elaborate display of woman's handi-
work we have seen In Okmulgee It
is one of the good things passed along
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Honors For Kansas Horse.
By Associated Press.
London England June 7. The sec
ond day of the International Horse
Show drew a good attendance. The
first American woman in today's judg-
ing was Miss Lula Long of Kansas
whose horse "King" won second hon-
ors in class one for novice single har
CALDWELL AT M'ALiSTER
TO ARGUE PENALTY SUITS
Guthrie Okla. June 7 Fred S.
Caldwell state enforcement attorney
has gone to McAlester to argue mo-
tions in the federal court to have the
penalty cases brought against railroads
remanded to the state courts. He
claims the offenses charged storing
and keeping liquors are semi-criminal
and that state courts have exclusive
jurisdiction. The Katy was sued for
penalties amounting to $173000 and
the Iron Mountain assessed $171000.
The amounts are based on fines of
$1000 a day for holding illegal ship
ELKS GATHER AT LAWTON
FOR STATE CONVENTION
Lawton Okla. June 7. The pro
gram for the entertainment of the
Oklahoma State Elks' association
which meets In Lawton today. Wed
nesday and Thursday has been com
pleted by committees from the local
lodge and with the unusual features
promised and an attendance of fully
1500 visitors expected every indica-
tion points to the most successful
meeting of Oklahoma Elks ever held.
In addition to the First Field Artil-
lery band of Fort Sill and the Lawton
city band which have been employed
by the local lodge there will prob-
ably be four or five visiting bands
Shawnee Hohart El Reho and Sapul-
pa have planned to bring their home
bands and Sapulpa expects to have a
special and to wage a campaign from
the start to land the next state con-
vention. GUTHRIE MAN STABS HIS
WIFE AND IS THEN SHOT
Guthrie Okla. June 7. Fleming C.
Baker a Santa Fe car inspector and
formerly a member of the city police
force was shot and wounded probably
fatally by his wife Mrs. Fannie Baker
at the Santa Fe depot here yesterday
after Baker it is alleged had attacked
her with a knife and Inflicted painful
but not dangerous wounds. The Bak-
ers family relations have not been har-
monious for some time and she re-
cently filed suit for divorce. Since then
Baker is said to have threatened her
He attacked her yesterday morning
as she Itft a Sauta Fe train having
como from Wichita. Policeman Mil-
ler grappled with Baker and tried to
take the knife away from him and was
slightly cut in the struggle. While
Miller and Baker were still struggling
for possession of the knife Mrs.
Baker drew a revolver and fired three
times one shot taking effect.
HORSESHOE LAKE OUTING
CLUB IS NOW ORGANIZED
The Horseshoe Lake Outing Club
was organized in this city last night.
This club has purchased eighty acres
of land a few miles east of Welch
and will build a club house and Im-
prove the place for fishing and hunt-
ing purposes. The officers chosen last
night are: O. T. Roberts of Welch
president; F. S. E. Amos of Vinita
secretary; E. N. Williamson Paul
Mackey and C. J. Howell directors.
SPECIAL RULE TO GOVERN
POSTAL BANK BILL IN HOUSE.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C June 7. The
new rules committee of the house by
a strict party vote of six to three to-
day reported a special rule to govern
the postal saving bank bill in the
house. This rule provides for the
cutting off of all amendments for
eight hours of general debate and for
the proposal to offer one substitute for
the entire bill.
WILL BE STRICKEN
Agreement Reached Between Attorney
Involved in Famous Kickapoo
Indian Land Suits.
Oklahoma City Okla. June 7. By
agreement of the federal and defend-
ant's attorneys in the Kickapoo land
cases now pending before the Oklaho-
ma county courts all have been strick-
en from the assignment of cases for
trial pending the final decision of the
United States circuit court for the
western district of Oklahoma in cases
virtually affecting the local litigants.
This information was received by
W. C. Hughes clerk of the superior
court here Monday morning In a let-
ter from Frank A. Thompson of the
interior department and the superin-
tendent and special distributing agent
The agreement was signed by John
Embry United States district attorney
and Francis J. Kearful special assist-
ant attorney general counsel for the
government and Warren K. Snyder
and Blakey & Maxey attorneys for
the Kickapoo land claimants. Attor-
neys for the Cash Cade Interests did
not sign the agreement.
According to these stipulations it is
agreed that all cases pending in the
the Oklahoma county courts Involving
the title or right of possession of the
allotments or inherited lands of any
of the Kickapoo Indians may be strick-
en out and continued from terra to
The lands affected only include
those to which final patent in fee has
not issued from the federal govern-
ment. The continuance of the cases on tlio
trial docket are to be in operation
until after the question of the power
of such Indians to sell or encumber
such land under the act of congress
of June 21 1906. The question Involv-
ed is now pending on final hearing
and will be determined in certain
cases in the circuit court of the Unit-
ed States for the western district of
Oklahoma at Muskogee. 1
This agreement will tend to shorten
the docket of the district court here
to a considerable number of cases
pending concerning the title to a vast
area of farm land In the vicinity of
Arcadia and Luther and involving;
many thousands of dollars.
There is a probability too that the
criminal phases of the question may
be eliminated in the event that the
federal court holds that the Indian
may encumber or sell property in Its
interpretation of the congressional
SEVELT IS GUEST
OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY
By Associated Press.
Oxford England June 7. Col.
Roosevelt was the guest of Oxford to-
day lie delivered a Roman lecture
at the university. The university con-
ferred upon him an honorary degree
of doctor of civil laws.
The reading and conferment consti-
tuted a big feature of the day but
did no complete the program which
is about as crowded as any that the
distinguished American baa under-
taken during his European travels.
Lord Curzon chancellor of the univer-
sity presided at the exercises. Roose-
velt's subject was "Two Biological
Analogies in History."
WANTS CLAUSE TO BECOI
By Associated Press.
Washington. D. C June 7. When
the reading of senate amendmens to
the railroad bill is concluded by the
house Representative Lanroot of Wis-
consin will offer a resolution instruct-
ing the house to accept the senate bill
with the provision added that section
9 affecting rises in rates should go
Into effect immediately upon approval
of the proposed law as recommended
by the president.
President Taft today sent a special
message to congress in which he rec-
ommended that the clause in the rail-
road bill which gives the interstate
commerce commission power to invest-
igate and suspend increased rates filed
by railroads be modified so as to take
effect immediately upon the signing of
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