The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 253, Ed. 1 Monday, July 24, 1899 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. 1 NO. 253.
VINITA IN D. TER. MONDAY EVENING. JULY 24 1899.
PRICE IOc WEEKi
AjN EXCITING. GAME.
Ends in a Draw With Honors
in Favor of Benedicts.
The most exciting and altogether
interesting game ! the season
whh played al the fair grounds
yesterday the opposing Hides
being the married men and the
single men of Vinita. Al the end
of the 9th inning by just ani fair
scorers it stood 22 to 22 and the
game was then called a draw.
Some 200 people were present and
the excitement wan intense from
start to finish. To see Bill Wright's
wicked striken and Bob O'.Shea's
base running were alone worth the
price ot admission.
Preisig umpired with two big
six ehooters and secured peace if
not respect lor his decisions. Men
who haven't attempted to catch
the slippery sphere in years vied
with "profesMonils" to beat the
other bide and help the new ball
park scheme along.
The Benedicts made 13 run the
first two innings while the Sing-
les scored only twice. In the
third some fiend started the ru-
mor that several wives were on
their way to stop the game; during
the excitement 12 runs were posted
against the married men. Feeling
was at while heat. The scorer
lost count and the umpire sprained
his foot; the married wen called
"foul" "nigger shooters" and
everything but the game went on.
Finally Ihe third man was put out
and it was five minutes before the
old timers could pull themselves
together and go to bat. It was a
very hot day but this seemed to
make everything the more excit-
ing and laughable. It is claimed
the score stood: Singles 22; Bene-
dicts 21 but well posted men wbe
kept the score made 4 1 a tie. The
difference from what we can learn
being on this play: Benedicts
were at the bat two were out and
a mau was on third. Man at the
bat struck out but the third strike
was missed by a clear error on the
catcher's part; he recovered the
ball in time to put runner out at
first but in the meantime the man
on third had scored. This run
should have been counted; the
married men claim it was not made
on a batted ball when the runner
was put out.but on catcher's error
and it does not matter if that er-
ror was made on a third strike and
the batter put out at first. ' '
The line-up was as follows:
Married Meo: Positions: SlnisleMeu
Errors: Singles. 16; Benedicts 1; Umpire
O'Shta S; Wright S; 0111-
lupilfm S. '
Hit hf pitcher Bllllnxatea.
Time of game 2 hours 15 minute..
BALLS AND STRIKES.
Every Benedict was a pitcher.
Ray Oborn was the prettiest
mnn in the field.
The married men were by far
the best looking.
The 'bus broke down carrying
out some of the crowd.
Jim Walker's way of stopping
the ball was to lay down on it.
Woodward will do better as be
regains bis sirnitf'h and epeed.
The umpire was a single man
and his work naturally aided that j iggOIEH
If the score had been properly
kept the married men would have
Trollinger played a floppy
game but the way he did hit that
"Kansas" pitche; !
Joe Little was too " wild"to pitch
for the sedate Benedicts and they
staked him out in the field.
The "Singles" seemed discour-
aged because their sweethearts
didn't come to see the game.
Spider was at his best and yet
the Benedicts hit the ball safely
upward of two hundred limes.
Any one looking over the crowd
could see that Vinita!" bachelors
have been pretty well picked over.
O'Shea quit because center field
was not close enough to the grand
Ssim Cobb demonstrated that he
nefds a ftvv weeks "experience"
before he can play with the Bene-
dicts. Mayor Sheehan hurried so to be
on hand that his horse gave out
in the last lap anil "squatted" in
While the players Hre sore and
laid up today the new park pro-
ject is happy and moving along
The Benedictine captain mount-
ed the band stand and challenged
the Singles to play again with a
"strictly home team."
"Bill" Wright claimed the ball
was not the kind the national game
is played with but was made of
rubber and that's why he couldn't
Pies Thompson should -have
played on the' other side. He
married himself to first base and
no amount of persuading could
get him away from her.
Several physicians were on hand
but their services were not needed
fortunately. But what the mar
ried men would have done to tbat
umpire if be hadn't been armed
"was a plenty."
It was an exciting came. Bene
dict Ridenhour whose regular
place on the home team is first
base concluded that bag was put
out of the game when be went into
catch and on hitting the ball ran
straight to second. Of course the
Bachelor umpire called him out.
One proposition the people of
the Indian Territory should get to-
gether on is that some legislation
should bs enacted at the next ses-
sion of congress under which the
non-citizens of the territory will
be relieved of the complex condi-
tions arising from attempts to keep
two sets of laws in force-Jn this
country. When last congress
passed an act enabling communi-
ties to organize municipal govern-
ments it certainly was not contem-
plated that the residents of such
municipalities should continue
paying tribute to an Indian gov-
ernment from which they derive
no benefit whatever. TJie execu-
tion of Walla Tonka in defiance of
the United States authorities
Bhould call general attention to
the difficulty of running two inde-
pendent governments in one terri-
tory . Purcell Register.
The Tahlequah Sentinel advises
the voters of Delaware district to
vote for J. R. Hastings for senator
but forgets to Fay a word for his
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For Contempt of Court.
Judge John It. Thomas came down
tins morning from Muskogee. It wilt
be remembered that Judge Thomas
issued a writ of habeas corpus in the
Goings case. The Choctaw authori-
ties ignored the writ and executed
Goings who was to have been brought
here yesterday where and when Judge
Thomas would pass upon a motion for
a stay of execution. As Goings was
executed and as the parties who were
before Connuivsioner Hackett at Ant-
lers were discharged Judge Thomas
will not bring them up on the charge
of murder and since upon investiga-
tion i appears the writ was properly
issued but upon information contain-
ed in the application for writ which
was untrue and misled Judge Thomas
in that the petition alleged that
Judge Ciayloii was not in this district
at the time and Judge Thomas was
not informed that Judge Clayton had
previously passed upon the question
sought to be brought before Judge
Thomas on habeas corpus and it ap-
pearing that Indian Sheriff Watson
had not wilfully disobeyed the order
of Judge Thomas and upon Investi-
gation Judge Thomas concluded that
the Indian courts nad Jurisdiction to
execute Goings. Watson will there-
fore not be punished for contempt.
From Judge Thomas' statements it
may be Inferred that he feels very in-
dignant at the parties who misled hi in
into issuing the writ. McAlester
If GoingsDake district should be
so fortunate as to elect Judge Blue
Alberty to the senate tbis year the
district would have at least one
clean and intelligent representa-
tive in the upper house. Such
election would in some measure
atone for the election of Dick
Wolfe in other years. Blue Al-
berty ought to be president of the
next senate. .
Bhe (singing softly) Would
tbat I bnd the wings of a bird."
He: What earthly use would
they be to you my dear?
She: I was just plannir.g tae
This includes my en-
tire line of summer
goods consisting of
This is a great oppor-
tunity to get Good
Don't miss it.
colleague W. T. Davis.
j trimming for my new Easier bet.
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Marrs, D. M. The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 253, Ed. 1 Monday, July 24, 1899, newspaper, July 24, 1899; Vinita, Indian Territory. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc773333/m1/1/: accessed November 15, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.