Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 312, Ed. 1 Monday, April 18, 1910 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL XI. NO. 312
VINITA OKLAHOMA MONDAY APRIL 18. 1910
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KNIFE AND FORK
Ladies Are Enthusiastic Over Plans
For Second of Series of Social
As might have been expected when
the ladies took charge the plans for
the next social dinner are gaining
great favor. An enthusiastic meeting
of the committee was held Saturday
afternoon at the office of Judge Par-
ker. Those of the committee present
were Miss Nettie Duncan Mesdames
W. V. Thompson Lee Barrett Swain
and Bordenklrcher and Messrs. Rid-
dle Wallen and Judge Parker.
It was decided to hold the next din-
ner under the auspices of the ladies
of the Presbyterian church on the
evening of Monday May 2. It was
thought Important to impress upon
the people the fact that these social
dinners are not church affairs. The
organization Is instead rather an
auxiliary to the Commercial Club
and it was decided to name it the
Knife and Fork Club to which every
one in vinlta is by reason of his resi
dence here a charter member and
has the privilege of attending and
. bringing some friend or friends to
these dinners. There are no dues and
there will be no collection the only
expense to those attending is the cost
of the dinner. .
Everyone should understand that
the primary object of these suppers Is
to bring the people of the town to-
gether socially and to afford new
comers an opportunity to get ac-
quainted with his newly made fellow
For the affair on May 2 a program
has been arranged including an ad-
dress by some good speaker and sing-
ing by a double quartet.
The reason that the churches have
been selected as a means of giving
these dinners is that the ladies are
better organized to serve such a din
ner and If there lit any surplus rev
enue or profit derived from the din
ner the funds thus derived will go to
a worthy cause. Otherwise these din-
ners are not church affairs.
New Circulation Manager.
B T. Rowe of Hutchinson. Kans
has accepted a position as circulation
manager for the Chieftain. He is
thoroughly experienced circulation
man and expects to make the circula
tion of the Chieftain the largest of
any paper of its size and field in the
state. Mrs. Rowe and babv arrived
last night arl the family will make
tneir home here.
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EOT OF DR. HYD
One Man Shot In Riot.
By Associated Press
j Pittsburg. Pa. April lS.-One thou-
jsand employes in the erecting de-
jPartment of the Pressed Steel Car
J company at Schoenville struck to-
day and in the riot which followed
jOne man was shot in the arm and
j Captain Smith of the company's po-
HORSE JUifiPS FROM In Opening Statement for St fit 0 in MlirAar Trinl
BULL GREEK BRIDGE Reed Asserts Hyde's Tendency Since Child
hood Were Toward Torture of Defenseless
AnimalsSpecial Prosecutor Did Not
Mince WordsYoung Swope Accom
panies Mother io Court Room
for First Time.
A broken board in the floor of the
bridge across Bull creek on East Se
quoyah avenue came near causing
a serious accident Sunday when a
horse driven by Russell Elliott be
came frightened and jumped over the
railing at the west end of the bridge.
The horse was freed from the harness
and allowed to drop from the bridge
and fortunately sustained no in
This bridge Is in a dangerous con
dition and a more serious accident
is constantly feared.
Berger Issue Statement Regarding
Program For the Socialist-
GILLETFE WILL RETIRE
FROM ELECTION BOARD
Uuthrie Okla. April 17. Judge
Frank E. Gillette of El Reno republi
can member of the state election
board has tendered his resignation to
Governor C. N. Haskell. James A.
Harris chairman of the republican
state central committee has submit-
ted a list of five republicans from
Which to choose his successor. The
list is composed entirely of Guthrie
men in order to have a man who can
be "on the job" whenever he is need-
ed. It includes Frank H. Greer John
J. Hildreth W. B. Herod Charles R.
Renfro and C. M. Sarchet.
It is understood that Fred P. Bran-
son one of the democratic members
(if the board who has been selected as
chairman of the democratic executive
committee also has his resignation
with Secretary Linn.
Kansas City Mo. April 16 Pictur
ing Dr. B. C. Hyde as a man whose
tendency in boyhood was toward com
mitting acts of torture upon defense
less animals which displayed itself
in later life in the form of abuse of
the poor and helpless and found its
culmination In the most colossal mur-
der plot ever conceived Attorney
James A. Reed today made the open-
ing statement for the state in the
physician's trial here.
In leading up to the motive which
the state claims caused the alleged
murders to be committed Mr. Reed
explained an overpowering greed for
money had manifested itself In Dr.
Hyde. With a mimosa nt aAMr.&
uj floo.oLcu rtcoo. his wpnUh cnM M- T.j i v..
Milwaukee Wis. April 18.-Vlctor clan made love to worn k'
R. Berger alderman at large elect tained money from them.
aim spokesman or tne socialist-demo- The greater Dart of th tntmw
cratic party in Milwaukee today is- was a repetition of the charges made
sued a statement giving an outline of by state witnesses against the physi-
ui iu sume uie so- clan in depositions! riven hcfWQ rv.
cialist-democratic administration of Hyde's attorneys recently. The deaths
Milwaukee during the next two years 0f Col. Thomas h. and im.
beginning tomorrow when the inaug- Swope and James Moss Hunton were
urating ceremonies will take place dealt with in detail. The charges
"The socialist party of America is that Dr. Hyde was responsible for
tie American expression of an inter- the spread of tvnhoin- fever a
national movement of. modern wage Swope house and that on three oc-
workers for better food better houses casions he tried to poison Miss Mar-
sufficient sleep more leisure more caret Swone. comnoSi
education and more culture" gays able part of the address
the statement. Municipal ownership Llttle new develop MBiw -
of public utilities among other things findings of the Chicago scientists who
is advocated but until this is reached made the analysis in the cases of the
the best possible service will be ex- two Swopes. It was stated by Mr
acted from these utilities. Competi- Reed for the first time tt.it th- .t-t-l
tion is objected to on the ground "that woud show Col. Swope wa3 poisoned
more xwpetition means more cor- with Byanjde of int..i..m wn
ruption." In brief the social demo- strychnine and that Rtrvhnine
eracy stands for radical means that cyanid? had been glven to Cnrisman
will bring the means of production in- Swope
to the hands of the people. The. storv nf rvi Tar r
rf v uu4 wwmco AX. iAUUtUU t
death was made a little more 'clear
that fell to his charge that he was dis-
charged for crueltUies.
"The specific occasion for his dis-
charge was the injection of oil of mus-
tard into the body of an unfortunate
woman who was in his charge as po-
lice surgeon. The injection of oil of
IRE BELOW FREEZING
By Associated Press.
Kansas City Mo. April 18. Tem-
peratures ranging from twenty-seven
to thirty-eight degrees above zero ac-
companied by intermittent flurries of
snow prevailed in western Missouri
and eastern Kansas last night and
early today. The government forcas-
ter said today that even cooler tem-J
peratures woum prevail. In Oklaho
ma Arkansas anj nothern Texas
muaer temperatures were recorded.
Hortlculturalists fear that fruit was
Injured in some portions of the south'
west last night.
Big Interscholastie Track and Field
Meet at Norman to be Held
April 29 And 30.
obtained typhoid and diptheria germs
Of Dr. E. L. Stewart and thn n minor.
mustard is as productive of acute ance ot typhoid s2
igony as would be occasioned by sear- resldence foIlowed. ZZ
ing ue part so treated with a white 'nild nnt w 'Z".
hot ron lu wtuer
it . ' i uccu it nuo Bciia oecuuse tne water
Her further investigation disclosed 1 CBm frnm M ' '
r -Ilonging forW it was on the occasion of Dr!
ZV Kratmcauon or hlajHyde taking dinner with the Swope
desire for money though in reason- famy on November 25 that he is
Mr good practice he made love to thought to have spread the germs it
women and under the guise of a was said
sweetheart obtained from them large Chrlsman Swom'. dfinth h.
led lightly upon and then the state
I Came to tha allftfraH nfA. .. m r..
TZl? Ttklttd TYT I" topolin M." : Thee
servation. . It transpired also that he inrtintrto . .... . .
hart W o c0 . .w. .c neuu.iig against mm
sums of money amounting to thou-
sands of dollars. Two distinct in-
Mrs. Swope became reconciled to
her son-in-law later however it was
on this charge and until today llttle
was known of the testimony of wit-
nesses that led to the
exnlained and afantaA t i ...
v u lutu Luri-nig Js tUe story. brlefIy as t d b
family and worked for his best In- red y
terests. J r. . ...
a . I -" Jjecemoer a Miss Swone wna
A peculiarity which many people '.trinVon L T J"
have noted in Dr. Hyde is his uncon-' uXZi l 1 Wy"
cerned manner. H has never shown't. n 17. XZB1" .TpBr
signs of perturbation since he wJ Z ' Z I l"B6mva!
... "uu "e uimosc recovered a
sed of the murder and nnrs inm .... '
IZ3 Sri 1 man8i. W e had made the
. I"-1"" wuen ne wasi1er only some oil of camnhor for in-
iau ot in- j termittenl
is against the physi
that beat nurse fon
you" according to Mr. Reed. rw
i i . """iu" umy euuie on or camnhor
first told by Dr. G. T. Twvman r.r in.!. . " La'uinnr
. . .uhu. ui ti- . Lrrf IFIII IPilT niuoa HI ct
dependence of the suspicions mlntt :" . afn.ea
. . . i " ro.iu icii uer puise ana the
: "Well wouldn't that beat nurse found no ow L . "
Senator Porter has advised that he According to the otat-m-nt n p'
expects to be in Vinita Wednesday or Twyman protested against' Dr.' Hyde
Thursday for the purpose of conferring bleeding Hunton to such an extent as
wim me lauwu cummiuee or ine he did. Dr. Hvrt wa inHiH
v-u.uu.em. iUU in regard to we killing Hunton by bleeding.
uuiiumg ui tu uew ranroaa irom I por jne
Caney Kans. to Siloam Springs.
Tk. .1 .1 . . ...
mo ueatns in tne nousehold were. A Bnr taD
taken up chronologically Mr. Reed a'the e r v. 7" Z
tempting to show that Dr. Hyde hadlieves is due to the physician Inlect'
P anned his conquest of the wealth of ing some of the germs" he lb ned
the Swope heirs with careful cunning from Dr. Twyman into Miss Swope'
The Jlrst step according to Mr. Reed1 arm. swopes
was to do away with Hunton an ex
ecutor of the Swope estate and then
get the position himself. Therefore
first time since the trial
started the court room seats could
not accommodate the people. Hun-
Prof. Pinny of Muskogee will be Lreda cam to m.
uu """"""J iiuiu iviusiiUBee ana and were turned
Cases Continued For Plea.
The numerous whiskey cases which
were set for hearing pleas for this
afternoon in the county court were
continued until tomorrow morning at
9 o'clock It Is expected that a strong
fight will be made to quash these in-
dictments and the arguments will be
of great interest. The decision will
probably affect all of the indict-
ments returned by the recent grand
will conduct a dancing school at the
old Cherokee Club rooms in the Hal-
away. Thev who
were fortunate enough to obtain
seats heard pr. Hyde severely grill-
ed for Reed did not mince words.
"The charge that brings the defend-
ant to this War nf ncHna f
Welch by Deputy Roselle on a charge havin wi1h Apuhoratn
nf onlli-n. I t t "
t. ov.-uiift Yiiin.uy tu a. uimur. ne was
A few days later Dr. Hyde left a
capsule anions the medicines belong-
ing to tho virl A
Trrt v u... ' " " "UBC auimmster-
luo vubcn arew two ed the capsule. Miss Swope was
fb'00? frm. Hunt0n's bdy seized with convulsions. An exam"
nau ueen StriCKen hv ann. ntlnn r.t i
Clark Goodpaster was arrested at
brought to the jail here this morning
Mrs. L. C. White returned to Adair
last evening after a visit here.
Miss Mae Bluejacket was here from
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Buchanan re-
turned last night to Nowata after a
visit here with the family of Preston
Mrs. C. H. Webb
Creek this mornirg.
went to Pryor
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Smith are visit-
ing relatives at Nevada Mo.
J. Q. Wimer of Joplin is visiting his
brother Dr. T. T. Wimer.
MILFORD BERGER SHOE COMPANY.
50c and $1.00 Saved on a Pair
Is worth while. A good many ladies arc coming
to us for this reason and
Getting Better Shoes
;-JTiff-- i m
tion and cold and calculating purpose
murdered one of Missou-i's most dis-
tinguished citizens the kinsman of
his wife a benefactor to him" said
Mr. Reed in opening his address.
"The proper investigation of this
charge compels the state believes
the investigation of a series of crimes
each of which is a part and parcel of a
gigantic scheme of criminality; an in-
vestigation of a sequence of law-invading
wrongs so far-reaching so tre-
mendous and ruthless in its concep-
tion and partial execution as to chal
lenge the horror and astonishment of
the world and to stand without paral-
lel in the annals of crime."
Early in his address Mr. Reed
dwelt at some length upon the Intro-
duction of Dr. Hyde into the Swope
family. Mrs. Swope when importur-
ed by the physician to give him the
hand of her daughter started an in-
vestigation of the physician and thus
Said the attorney Hyde's character
was first shown to her in its true light.
Regarding the investigation he said:
Her investigation disclosed the
j fact that he was possessed of abnor-
mally cruel tendencies. That as a
iboy he tortued animals a character-
istic which manifested itself when as
a man and a physician he held the
position of city surgeon and in that
position he so demeaned himself to-
ward the unfortunate pauper patients
pioxy and In four minutes Hunton
was dead. Said Mr. Reed:
"Now for the purposes that moved
Hyde to do this thing: Hunton was
executor of the will as the evidence
will show Hyde wanted his place. '
"Within a fewi minutes less than
ten after Hunton had died while the
man's blood was still wet on his hands.
Hyde called Miss Kellar a nurse to
him and said he wanted to see her.
Shortly thereafter within an hour he
did see her and requested that she
intercede wi h Col. Swope to the end
that he Hyde be made executor in
Hunton's place. This was declined bv
uetails of Col. Swope's death were
then entered into. It was reheard
how at Dr. Hyde's orders Miss Kellar
gave Col. Swope a capsule. Convul
sions followed. Again at Hyde's or
ders a hypodermic injection was giv
en. Death followed. Having com-
pleted the history of the ease to this
point Mr. Reed said:
"The foregoing evidence might be
said to be the first evidential chapter
that makes plain the plan and the
scheme of Dr. Hyde to accomplish an
acquisition of a large part of the
Swope fortune. Hunton was dead and
although Hyde had not been specified
as executor in Hunton's place Sw'jpe
was dead and dead too without a
change in the will that left the family
of which Hyde's wife was one the
great bulk of the vast fortune.
"The next testimony that will be in-
troduced will be indicative of the fact
that the next move in the carrying out
of this plan and purpose was1 to re-
move as many members of the Swope
family as might be to the end that the
fall of each would swell the. fortune
that he through his wife would be
able to control."
A lengthy recital of how Dr. Hyde
A significant feature of that sec-
tion of the statement which referred
to Hyde purchas.'jg poison was the
reference to the store of the druggist
of whom the poison was bought being
"There is a druggist in Kansas City
named Breckiein whose store was
near the office of Dr. Hyde and at
which the physician obtained some of
his medicinal supplies. After Col.
and Chrisman Swope had died and
after the rebellion of the nurses and
the outcry of suspicion this drugstore
was burned. How or why we do not
Know nor perhaps will It beneces-
sary to investigate but while it burn
ed the books of account of Breckiein
were not burned and these books dis
closed that on December 4 and 12
Hyde purchased cyanide of potassium
in capsules at the store."
Attorneys for the state refused af
ter the address had been made to dis-
cuss the burning of the drugstore.
In closing his address Mr. Reed ex
plained that Dr. Hyde was being tried
only for the murder of Col. Swone.
"The evidence of all these other
crimes that wiil be introduced will be
bo introduced not for the purpose of
proving the defendant guilty of other
crimes but for the purposes of show-
ing the intents and purposes and mo
tive that controlled him in his conduct
toward Col. Swope.
"There will doubtless be proof that
typhoid innoculation of the Swope fam-
ily could have occurred without the
intervention of Hyde. If that shou'd
be established then the question must
be determined or may have to be de-
termined as to whether or not it was
so introduced or whether it wae the
result of the manipulation of the
(Continued cn Ta-ge Two.)
Norman Okla. April 18 (Special)
The university of Okalhoma Is plan-
ning to hold its annual high school
track and field meet on Boyd field at
the university April 29 and 30th. Pre
parations are being made to entertain
a larger crowd than has ever before
participated in the big meet. The in
terest in this annual affair has become
state-wide and from thirty to forty
high schools are expected to send
representative athletes to contest for
In the Bpring of 1905 the university
established the annual interscholas-
tie meet. From a small beginning
at which ten or a dozou schools sent
representatives the meet has grown
to be state-wide in its fame drawing
students from all sections of the
state. In planning the meet the uni-
versity hoped to accomplish several
results among which may be men
tioned; to afford an available means
of exercise and physical development
and to instruct the student in well
directed athletics; to offer an induce-
ment for the high school student to re-
main in school during the tiresome
days of spring when the tendency is
to tire of school work; to afford a
means by which tho students of the
state may be brought together that
they may learn of different phases of
student activity; to bring the high
school students to the university that
they may get some idea of what the
This will be the sixth meet. The
first three years the meet was won by
Logan county high school which now
has the first trophy cup in its pos-
session. The next year the prepara
tory school at Tonkawa won the meet.
iasc year it was won by the Okla-
homa City high school. The school
winning the meet three times gets
possession of the big trophy cup Per-
manently. Oklahoma City and Ton-
kawa preparatory school are both
confident of carrying oft first honors
this year. Besides this some new
stars from other schools are likely to
appear on the atbkttic horizon so that
the meet promises to be exciting and
interesting from start to finish. 'Be-
sides the big loving cup individual
medals of gold silver and bronze will
be given out forty-six In number one
for each of the three places in four-
teen field and track events two for
tennis doubles and one for tennis
singles and the most coveted of all
the all around athlete's mediil. This
was won hint year by Lewis Weigle
There will be girls' basket ball
games a dozen tennis teams and eight
or ten baseball teams at the meet
besides the athletes for field and track '
events. The baseball teams of the
west side of the state will be arrang-
ed against those from tho east side.
Tho equipment in the way of appara-
tus necessary for the contests will be
furnished by the university. The
track is being widened the bleachers
have been movtd back and the pr
uminanes in the short races will wt
only be shorter but the spectators
will get a better view of the events.
A committee on entertainment has
conferred with local hotel and private
boarding houses and the prices of
board will not be raised on account
of the crowd. The Y. W. C. A. girls
will sell lunch on the campus at a
nominal cost. Special trains are be
ing arranged so that those who so de
sire may return home the same even-
ing. No admission will be charged to
see the events.
The first day Friday April 29th
win be taken up with preliminaries
in tennis baseball and girl's basket
bail. The teacher's meeting wili be
held in the evening. The morning of
the 30th will he taken up with finals
in the events of the day previous. In
the afternoon hesinning promptly at
one o'clock the field meet will come
Four newiy constructed tenuis
courts the baseball diamond and the
track have been put in fine condition
and will add materially to the interest
in these events. The new engineer-
ing building has fcou completed and
will be open for inspection. The new
administration hall is nearly two stor-
ies high. Special guides will show
the visitors about and the university
and city will make every possible ef-
fort to care for the visitors.
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