Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 214, Ed. 1 Tuesday, January 7, 1913 Page: 1 of 4
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VINITA DAILY CHIEFTAIN.
VOL XIV. NO. 214.
VINITA OKLAHOMA TUESDAY JANUARY 7. 1918.
FIVE CENTS PER COP
Race Narrows to Mavxey and Wil
liams Two Meetings Are
Oklahoma City Jan. ".At a tail
(.us of fifty democratic members of
the house of representatives held at 5
o'clock Monday afternoon J. Harvey
Maxey of Muskogee received forty-
seven votes as the democratic caucus
nominee for speaker of the house.
At the same time in another assem-
bly room of the Lee-Huckins hotel at
a "meeting of the friends" of H. H.
Smith of Shawnee and J. Roy Williams
of Lawton participated in by twenty-
nine democratic members of the lower
houBe it was voted to disregard the
action of the Maxey caucus and to pre-
sent the name of J. Roy Williams for
speaker of the house in open session
Tuesday after the legislature formally
As a result of the split in the demo-
cratic membership the speakership
fight will be carried to the floor of the
house and the eighteen republican
members may have a hand before it
is ended. They have a caucus can-
didate themselves Representative E.
V. Vosburgh of Woodward and plop
to vote for him on the first ballot ai.d
if Mr. Maxey is not elected it may be
that the minority will take sides with
the democratic candidate to whom
their preferences incline them.
The speakership bomb exploded
early Monday and some of the pieces
are still flying. John 1'. Crawford Of
Ada withdrew in favor of Mr. Maxey
of Muskogee about an hour past mid-
night Sunday which means in the wee
small hours of Monday morning;.
Race Narrows to Two.
The Smith-Williams forces already
had reached a clear understanding and
by daylight Monday the race had nar-
rowed down to Mr. Maxey and Mr. Wil-
liams and had become strenuous. The
prominent politicians from over the
state taking a hand outnumbered the
By 10 o'clock the Maxey forces were
.so strong that they began the circula-
tion of a petition calling a democratic
caucus at 2 o'clock. By noon they
had forty-five names to a written
pledge to vote for Maxey.
The Smith-Williams forces called a
"meeting of friends' at 1:30 Monday
afternoon half an hour before the'
time the caucus had been called and
wok: still in session when 2 o'clock
had arrived. On the grounds that the
caucus had been illegally called and !
was In truth no democratic caucus but !
merely a caucus of Maxey men they
refused to participate.
The Maxey caucus after some do- j
bate and after John P. Crawford had
nominated Mr. Maxey and the nomina-
tion had been seconded then decided
to recess until o'clock and authorized
a committee to seek "absentees" and 1
invite them to the caucus when it
Conference is Futile.
This committee and the Williams-
Smith forces'" conferred In vain; the
latter refusing to recognize the cau-
cus call as legally made. They pro-
posed to check the matter of calling
the caucus up to State Chairman Tom
C. Harrill saying that if he would call
a general caucus they would partici-
pate. The Maxey forces contended that
the caucus had been called in the onlv
way it could that is by petition signed
by a majority thereof. Chairman Har-
rill refusedltO take a hand saying thai j
as state chairman he should not take j
sides with either faction.
At o'clock then the "democratic" j
caucus was again formally announced
as about to meet" and about the same
time the Smith-Wiiliams forces to the
number of twenty-nine including these
two gentlemen themselves assembled
in the banquet room of the Lee-Huck
Guaranteed For Six Months.
M1LF0RD BERGER SHOE COMPANY
ins at the "meeting of friends" and
other democratic legislators to the
number of forty-seven met in the "old
assembly room" of the Lee-Huckins
In what they asserted was the regular
democratic caucus of the lower house.
Two other members joined them later.
Other Officers Nominated.
The caucus participated in by the
forty-nine democratic members not
only nominated Mr. Maxey for speaker
but formally organized as the demo-
cratic caucus of the house and also
nominated the speaker pro tempore
the sergeant-at-arms the chaplain and
the permanent caucus chairman and
W. A. Durant of Durant presided
over the forty-nine-member caucus;
Representative A. McCrory of Cornish
Jefferson county over the Smith-Williams
"meeting of friends."
The house officers nominated and
caucus officers elected by the forty-nine-member
caucus are as follows;
Permanent caucus chairman John
P. Crawford of Ada; permanent cau-
cus secretary C. B. Emanuel of Sul-
phur; sergeant-at-arms Frank Carter
of Tillman county; assistant sergeant-at-arms
F. M. Tuttle of Ouyraon;
chaplain Rev. V. M. P. Rippey of Cap-
Kelly Reed Arrested at Baxter Springs
Declares His Innocence.
Baxter Springs Kaus. .Ian. t.
After being trailed from Keifer Okla.
to Neosho Mo. then to Lowell Kans.
Kelly Reed alias Teddy Youngblood
vas arrested at the latter place Mon-
day in connection with the murder
January 3 of Ella Brown !) years old
at Keifer Okla.
He denies knowing of the crime and
has consented to accompany officers
to Keifer. They will start for that
place early Tuesday morning.
Reed was located in the home of his
step-father David Sweeten at Lowell
a village lour miles west of here. He
was trailed there by F. .1. Bays su-
perintendent of a detective agency at
Muskogee and one of the Bays' oper-
atives. After he had been located the
officer accompanied by City Marshal
Henry liorton of Baxter Springs sur-
prised him in the Sweeten residence
placed him under arrest and brought
him here. He was placed under spe-
cial guard in the Baxter Springs jail
Detective Bays declares Reed was
employed by a family named Bungard
as a wood chopper. The Bungard and
Drown families he says lived in the
same vicinity and that Reed was ac-
quainted with- the little girl he is al-
leged to have slain.
Reed left the neighborhood about
the time the crime was committed the
officer says and he believes that blood-
hounds were on his trail a short time
losing the scent on account of his
tracks becoming cold. II? is supposed
to have gone immediately to Neosho
where he remained but a short time
before going to Lowell.
When arrested Reed refused to ac-
company the two officials to Oklahoma
without requisition papers. Sweeten
his step-father persuaded him to do
so however after a lengthy conference
in the Baxter Springs jail.
Reed is widely known in this vi-
cinity. He is said to have gone to
Keifer some time ago.
Katv Deciot Robbed.
Tulsa Okla. Jan. G. The M K. &
T. depot here was robbed of $100 by
a bold thief who is believed to have
had an accomplice on the outside. The
waiting room was filled with people
at the time but the ticket agent bad
stepped away to another part of the
building. The depot was robbed about
two weeks ago.
DAVENPORT IS IN
Third District Congressman is Mixed
Up in the State Senate
Oklahoma City Jan. 6. The efforts
of Congressman James S. Davenport
of the Third district to have John
Crawford of Ada elected speaker of
the lower house may result disastrous-
ly for the Vinita man if the threats of
the Muskogee delegation here working
in behalf of Harvey Maxey are carried
out. According to the story told in the
lobbies here Congressmen Davenport
and Carter made a deal in Washing-
ton whereby they would control the
election of a speaker of the house.
They both wrote letters to their
friends throughout the state urging
the selection of Crawford and this act
has aroused much bitter feeling among
the other candidates especially among
the supporters of the Muskogee man
who declare. that unless Davenport
supported the man from his own dis-
trict he should have kept his hands
out of the fight.
"Twenty-five prominent Muskogee
men who are here working for Maxey
Saturday sent a telegram to Daven-
port telling him to either keep his
hands off or to support Maxey. Sun-
day an answer was received from the
Vinita man telling him that bis friend-
ship for Crawford was of long stand-
ing and "if you understood my posi-
tion yon would not be angry with
The Muskogee delegation are mad
in earnest and if they succeed in
making Maxey speaker they will ac-
cording to their own statements see
that Mr. Davenport is placed in a con-
gressional district that will make
much trouble for him.
Muskogee Man for Congress.
The Muskogee men do not want
Davenport to be in the same district
as Muskogee and at least one Musko-
gee man who is here working for
Maxey is ambitious to represent this
state in congress. This is District
Judge R. C. Allen of Muskogee who
will undoubtedly be a candidate from
Muskogee two years hence.
IN BIG MEETING
Tiie Knights of Pythias convention
for district No. 1 now in session in
this city is a very pronounced success
and the presence of Grand Chancellor
Duncan of Tulsa; Grand Keeper of
Records and Seal Sanders of Web-
bers Falls and Deputy Grand Chan-
cellor Hailey of Afton are great help
to the meeting.
New rituals adopted at the last
Grand Lodge meeting at Denver last
summer were used for the first time
The introduction and initiation of a
class of eight last night was witness
by a full house and the work as ex-
emplified by the Grand Lodge officers
and members of Phialphian lodge No.
114 was pronounced the best ever
witnessed in this city.
Two sessions were held today and
another one will be held this evening
at which time the passing and proving
of the class will be completed.
The Grand Lodge officers this after-
noon conferred the rank of past chan-
cellor upon Marshall Jack Martin and
On labt night's occasion Judge Gill
delivered the address of welcome
which was responded to by Grand
Chancellor Duncan and others.
The program for tonight:
7:30 p. m. Conferring rank work.
Howe to Have Gas.
Howe Okla. Jan. 6. Representa-
tives of the LeFlore County Gas and
Electric company of Poteau who re-
cently secured a ninety-day extension
on their natural gas franchise at Howe
have announced that within sixty days
they would commence piping gas to
this city which recently voted the
company a franchise. Tin LeFlore
company was recently pur 'iased by
eastern capitalist! and the i iiange in
ownership delayed opera ns in ex-
tending the gas mains to several towns
that have voted the company a franchise.
McAlester Murderer Will Not Be
Electrocuted as District Judge
Oklahoma City Jan. 7. George
Reedy will not be electrocuted January
10 as ordered by Judge Preslle B. Cole
district judge of Pittsburg county for
the murder of Deputy Constable Char-
ley Morgan in 1909 as Governor Lee
Cruce Monday commuted the death
sentence to life imprisonment in the
On December 4 the jury before
whom Reedy was tried reported to the
court they were agreed upon the guilt
of Reedy but could not agree as to
whether he should be given life im-
prisonment or sentenced to die for the
I'pon the tinding of the jury District
Judge Cole fixed the penalty at detith
and specified the electric chair in-
stead of the gallows.
Governor Lee Cruce was petitioned
by live oi the trial jurymen to com-
mute to life imprisonment the death
penalty fixed by the trial fudge. Upon
the assurance of the attorney repre-
senting Reedy that there would be no
appeal Governor Cruce granted the
petition for commutation.
One other sentence was commuted
Monday. John Hart convicted in Love
county of violating the prohibitory
law and assessed as punishment the
payment of a fine of $250 and a jail
sentence of 90 days received a com-
mutation of his sentence reducing it
to imprisonment for 90 days and the
payment of a fine of $50 together with
costs. Hart has served all but eight
days of the jail sentence.
ERUIT AND TRUCK
Dallas Tex. Jan. (J. Following a
disastrous barketing season and year's
campaign to improve methods of mar-
keting instituted by Colonel Frank P.
Holland tlnough his publications
Southwestern fruit and truck growers
have formed a co-operative selling ex-
change that will enter the field at
This exchange will undertake to
handle between three and four thou-
sand cars of fruit and truck during the
present year and the organisation it-
self controls fully 3000 cars.
It has established headquarters ' at
Texarkana and affilate with thos;; at
sociations that are willing to meet the
most stringent requirements as io
quality of fruit and truck sold and the
nature of the package.
Bresnahan Landed By Chicago Cubs.
Chicago Jan. 6. Roger Bresnahan
formerly manager of the St. Louis Na-
tional league baseball team will don
a Chicago National league dub uni-
form next season according to Charles
B. Murphy president of the club.
"He is a great acquisition said
Murphy .Monday night. "I won't say
what salary Bresnahan is going to get
but I had to outbid Dreyfuss of Pitts-
burg for him. I intend to use him as
a catcher with Archer." Murphy said
a three year contract would be mailed
to Bresnahan's home in Toledo Tues-
day. Yeggs Got $1200 at Breckenridge.
Enid Okla. Jan. 6. Robbers who
entered the Breckenridge State bank
at Breckenridge eight miles east of
here Sunday morning and escaped
with $1L'00 were still at large today.
Six charges of nitroglycerine were
used to break the safe the noise arous-
ing several Breckenridge people. Dr.
McClain's horse and buggy were stol-
en to bring the men to this city. The
horse was found early Sunday a mile
east of Enid. Officers conducted a
careful search but conclude the rob-
bers boarded a train. The hank build-
ing was badly damaged and the safe
Have You a Stove?
Has anyone a stove that you would
donate to a very needy family? If you
have or can be the means of procuring
one you are requested to call or see
Mrs. A. B. Berger. There is a family
that is very much in need of one and
a few other necessities and if it is
within your power to help them see the
above named party at once.
A CALL TO CHARITABLE
If there is anyone in the city
that has a bed that they have
discarded or one that they do
not need or if they wish to do
a charitable act in procuring
one there is a family living in
the north part of town that is
very much in need. There are
seven children in the family
that are forced to sleep on the
lloor with but very little cover-
ing and owing to the extreme
cold last night and tonight they
are in a pitiful plight. If there
is anyone that has the desired
articles that they will contri-
bute they are requested o call
or Met Mrs. J. H. Wimer.
Monopolies in Clothing And Food Vio-
late the Anti-Trust Law.
crowd and another yelled "Lynch
Washington Jan. fl. The supreme him!"
court of the United States today laid I jerry m Jeffries Randolph county'.;
down the far-reaching principle that .w mrosocutor sprang to the door
"corners" of interstate commodities i lating tnt! moD He pleaded witli the
such as articles of clothing and food mon t0 let the law take its course and
are in violation of the Sherman anthwhWe he talked Constable Campbell
trust law and held that as far as the puiled the nefro through a rear win-
Sherman law was concerned the In-ljow and started for Huntsville. V few
diclment in the New York federal nmnioiitH later IiuhIiv farmer unshed
court of James Patten Eugene (J
Scales Frank II. Hayne and William
P. Brown for "conspiring to run an
alleged cotton corner" was valid. The
case against them was sent back for
trial on other proceedings. J.ustice
Vandevanter announced the opinion
of the court. Justice Lurton delivered
a dissenting opinion in which Chief
Justice White and Justice Holmes con
Justice Vandevanter replied to the
argument that running a corner stimu
lates instead of restrains interstate sonville and warrants have been 1s-
trade by saying that this might be sued for a numuer 0f Dertle's friends
true for a time but that the corner Many of tho negroeg are said to oe
was forbidden by the act because it raoving from the community
thwarted the usual operation of laws
of supply and denmand withdrew tliej pa(js nto grate.
comuiouuy i coin ine normal current oi
trade enhanced prices and produced
practically the same evils as the sup-
pression of competitions.
FriendB of .1. W. Jackson -arrived
this morning from the south.
They're Drummers' Samples
"VINITA'S BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
While Lawyer Argues With Huntsville
Mob Constable Pulls Prisoner
Moberly Mo. Jan. While Prose
cutlng Attorney Jerry M. Jeffries talk-
ed to a mob bent on lynching Grant
Dcrtle a negro Constable Rober-
Campbell of Jacksonville pulled Dertle
0 through a back window of a building
0 1 where tin? preliminary trial had been
O held and escaper to the county jail a:
O Huntsville today. Dertle was arrested
last week am! charged with an at
tempted attack upon Ellen Clark a iff-year-old
white girl. He was taken to
Huntsvillo for safe keeping.
His preliminary was held today at
Jacksonville before Justice of the
Peace Victor McCanno. Dertle was
bound over to the February term of
court. His bond was (Used at $5000.
While the trial was progressing
forty or fifty men gathered outside the
court room. At the conclusion of the
trial an angry mutter went up from the
"Get a rope!" boomed a voice iu the
the prosecutor aside and entered the
room. A second later lie turned and
faced thi' men following him.
"It's tio use boys" he said. " The
Then began a wild chase to Hunts-
ville. Campbell took his prisoner on
i foot through the woods and landed him
in the HuntivfUia tan n fw mln.itoa h.
fore members of the mob reached the;
town. It is feared efforts may be made
to take Dertle from bis cell. Feeling
is high against the negroes at Jack-
Smitn Ark ii. While
rocking in a rocking chair Russell the
two-year-old son of Let Woods of Fal-
len Ash fell Into an open grate and
was burned to death Monday. His
parents returning from their field
some time later found the child dying.
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