Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 293, Ed. 1 Friday, March 31, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL XII. NO. 293.
VINITA OKLAHOMA FRIDAY MARCH 31. 1911.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
BULL FROG TALKS
Would Call Attention of Board of
Health to Ue of Creek as
A staff man of the Chieftain's corps
of reporters stood on the Sequoyah
avenue bridge over Bull creek early
today and Interviewed a big bull frog
a real old-timer with a voice like a
fog horn. He talked of "the wind and
the weather and the news of the day"
and grew reminiscent and even gar-
rulous. "Yes" s? id he "I have been on the
creek a long time was here before
the Katy railroad came and long be-
fore Bill Beatty arrived. I was here
when the boys hung a man on the old
elm that stood above the mill pond
where Henry Cook the drayman
"Oh yes I have had some narrow es-
capes. You see I am one-eyed. Judge
Preston Davis shot that out with a
bean shooter more than twenty years
.ago when the judge was a barefoot
boy and spent an amphibious life in
the creelr and on the bank. I lost a
foot to the prowess of Dr. Oliver
Bagby who tried to fork me for a din-
ner the year we had the smallpox epi-
demic. The doctor claimed he only
wanted to vaccinate me along with the
other inhabitants of the creek but he
really wanted to eat me.
"No the creek is nothing like it
used to be the romance is all gone.
The'wolves used to howl along the
creek every night and wild flowers
grew right up to the water's edge.
Now It is filled with old tin cans scrap
iron dead dogs chickens and the offal
of the town. The water is so adulter-
ated that even an old bull frog cannot
enjoy good health."
Then his frogship looked wise and
meditative and said "I wish the Chief-
tain would tell those doctorB"oifffie
board of health to visit Bull creek arid
get a view of its sad condition and fal-
len estate and make people quit using
it for an open sewer..
"In a swimin'? Yes a dozen boys
have already been in as early as it
is. and as nasty as the water is. The
new crop of boys are about as cruel
as the old ones were. Only yesterday
a boy shot a mocking bird with an
air gun from that bridge and killed it
as it sang in the branches-of that elm.
I here 'em coming and I will have to
hide out." And with a coarse drum-
. like sound the old frog leaped into
the water and disappeared.
TWO ASSOCIATED PRESS MEN
BUY SAN ANTONIO LIGHT
By Associated Press.
New York Mar. 31. Colonel Charles
S. Diehl and Harry L. Beach have
purchased the San Antonio Light at
San Antonio Tex. and will retire from
their positions in the Associated
Press their resignations to be effec-
tive at the convenience of the service.
Colonel Diehl has been connected with
the Associated Press twenty-eight
years during eighteen of which he
has been assistant general manager.
Beach's relations to the Associated
Press covered twenty years. For two
years he has been superintendent of
the central division. Both gentlemen
are highly trained journalists dis-
tinctly efficient in their work and
have contributed materially to the
high position attained by the Associat-
The final lecture of our course will
be; given tonight. Subject: "Gilder
the Poet." Admission 25 cents. Lec-
ture will begin at 8:15 o'clock.
M1LF0RD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY.
- ii ;
NEW MEN'S OXFORDS
Six New Ones
MORE CHILDREN'S SLIPPERS THAN EVER
National Bank Closet Doors.
I By Associated Press.
Washington D. C Mar. 31. The
National bank at Thayer Kans. with
a capital of $25000 closed today and
a national bank examiner piaceo in
charge. Crop failures in southern Kan
sas and Oklahoma are reported to
have caused the financial condition of
STUBBORN iD BLOODY
BATTLE REPORTED RAGING
By Associated Press.
El Paso Tex. Mar. 31. Reports
here say a stubborn and bloody battle
is raging at Santa Barba in southwest
Chihuahua. A thousand federals and
seven hundred insurres-tos are in a
standing fight. They are fighting with
modern rifles. There are no physicians
or trained nurses to aid the injured
who fall and die or crawl away. Senorj
Garza the insurrecto secretary of
state here says the insurrectos will
never accept peace terms that don't
include Diaz' resignation. The move-
ment therefore above all AR ARARA
ment is anti-Diaz therefore above all
By Watching Farm of Friend Made in
Jail Johnson is Captured By
After making his escape from the
county jail and walking twenty miles
to the farm of Charles Nichols near
Centralia Avery Johnson was recap-
tured and returned to the jail here to-
day by Deputy C. E. James of Cen-
tralia. Johnson was arrested several moliths
ago for. alleged participation in the
"Farmers Record" deal by which the
farmers of Craig county lost about
$30000. He was on trial here when
the governor signed the bill creating
the new twenty-third district and dis-
solved Judge Brown's court. He was
placed in jaii to await a further hear-
ing and on Wednesday evening made
his escape from the jail here.
During his stay in the jail Johnson
made the acquaintance of Charles
Nichols who also for a time was In
the jail here. When Johnson's escape
was made known Deputy Sheehan
notified Deputy James to watch the
Nichols farm. This was done and re
suited in the capture of the fugitive.
NO TRIAL FOR POLITICAL
BOSS COX OF CINCINNATI
Cincinnati O. Mar. 31. George D.
Cox the republican leader will not be
tried on the charge of perjury by
Frank M. Gorman of the common plea
court. This became certain yesterday
when Judges T Z. Jones of Jackson
and Judge Festus waiters in a major-
ity decision sustained the mandamus
proceeding against Judge Charles J.
Hunt of the circuit court ordering him
to rule on the affidavit filed by Cox's
attorneys charging "biased and pre-
judiced" against Judge Gorman. Be-
tween Cox and trial in Judge Gorman's
court are these obstacles: First
Judge Hunt's decision on the biased
and prejudiced proceeding against
Judge Gorman Second a ruling on a
motion by Cox's attorney to quash the
indictment. Third action on a plea of
abatement and a demurrer to the in-
dictment which can still be filed.-
Prosecutor Hunt said he would ap-
peal the decision to the state supreme
court. The grand jury which has been
in session for almost two months will
S O S
The Registration books will be
open in the four wards of Vinita
until 9 o'clock Saturday for the
purpose of registering all persons
who by unavoidable reasons were
prevented from registering last
Washington D. C Mar. 31. Tues-
day as the hands of the clock point
to the noon hour Major Alexander
McDowell of Pennsylvania clerk of
the hous of representatives in eight
congresses will mount the desk of the
speaker to perform his last official
act. He will call the house to order
He will preside while the roll is called
and a speaker is elected.
Champ Clark will be the new speak- delegation in Washington are Repre-
er and when the oath has been admin- sentative Campbell and Representa-
istered to him by Representative tive 'Mitchell who was accompanied
Henry H. Bingham of Philadelphia by Mrs. Mitchell and his secretary
"Father of the House" the last vestige L. C. Haynes of Kansas City Kans.
of fourteen years' republican control arrived yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Mit-
o fthat body woll have vanished. chell are at the Congress Hall Hotel.
South Trimble of Kentucky will sue- The other Kansans are expected to
ceed Major McDowell as clerk. The arrive in time for the republican can-
place pays $6500 a year.. . His election 'cus to be held Monday night. .
's''the one certainty aside rrom Chamn i
Clark and the ways and means and I
rules committees this near the day of
assembling. W. H. Ryan of New
York like Trimble a former member I
of congress may be elected sergeant-at-arms
another $6500 position. He
has a strong competitor in Stokes
Jackson chairman of the democratic
state committee of Indiana.
It is proposed to plocate the Indian-
ians by giving Jackson the $5000 posi-
tion of doorkeeper. To do so will wipe
off the tentative slate Joseph Sinnot
of Virginia for . doorkeeper. " If Vir-
ginians will stand for this Sinnott
may have for consolation the chief
clerkship under the clerk of the
house a $4000 place. The postmas-
tership of the house a $4000 position
is dangling between Ohio and New
Despite positive statements tele-
graphed to western newspapers
Speaker Cannon has not said that he
will refuse to be a candidate for the
republican caucus nomination for
speaker. But neither will he be a can-
didate in the active sense. He says
that there are many opposed to his se-
lection for leadership and that he pre
fers party harmony to leadership. He
will be satisfied if there can be una-
nimity of choice. If he is not chosen
his successor in leadership will be
Mann of Illinois. Cannon is holding
himself aloof from discussion and has
been putting in his time gathering and
digesting material for an anti-reciprocity
Senator James A. Reed of Kansas
City reached Washington yesterday
for the extra session. He is accom-
panied by Mrs. Reed. They have taken
apartments at the Cairo where Sena-
tor Warner made his Washington
home. The senator said last night he
had not had an opportunity to see any
of the democratic leaders of the sen-
ate but that he would get in touch
with the congressional situation today.
Senator Bristow of Kansas also ar-
rived in Washington last night. He
Democrats Meet Tonight.
Every democrat In the city is urged
to attend a meeting at the court house
tonight. The election i3 next Tues-
day and every effort Is being made to
elect a full ticket and the co-operation
of every democrat in Vinita is needed.
Come out tonight and get a little en-
thusiasm. Negro Hanged at Tulsa.
By Associated Press.
Tulsa Okla. Mar. 31. Frank Hen-
son after a five minute speech on the
scaffold was hanged here today for
the murder of Deputy Sheriff Charles
Tamper last October.
and Senator LaFollette are the only
progressive republican senators In the
city. Senator Bristow stated that a
conference of the progressives would
be held next week to discuss the sit-
uation in the senate relative to the
proposed Canadian reciprocity agree-
ment tariff revision and plans for the
reorganization of the senate. !
The only members of the Kansas
BASEBALL SEASON WILL
. OPEN IN WEST TUESDAY
New York Mar. 31. Next Tuesday
will witness the start of the 1911 sea-
son of professional baseball games
and before the diamonds are abandon-
ed next fall neary 20000 regular
league contests will have been played.
The Pacific Coast League is the first
to begin play and the last to close.
In the seventeen days now inter-
vening before the opening of the
American and National Leagues and
the American Association season all
on April 12 two ' small southern
leagues the Cotton State and South
Atlantic organizations will swing in-
to action April 6 and April 3 respec-
tively. In quick successio'n after the inau-
guration of the big league rases April
12 the Southern Eastern and West-
ern Leagues open with the Central
League among the last of the bigger
sectional leagues to get into motion
The Ohio -and Connecticut State
leagues start April 20 and 21 respec
tively and the New York State and
New England leagues April 24.
The Michigan State League does
not begin to play until May 25 and is
the last of the recognized leagues to
open. By that time there will be at
least thirty professional leagues in the
field with schedules calling for from
300 to 600 games each.
The collegiate season less regularly
accounted for already has begun in
the southern tier of the Northeastern
states. The schedules of eastern col-
leges call for about 800 games be-
tween now and the latter part of June.
Yale has eight men of last year's nine
left including an experienced and well
balanced pitching staff with plenty of
new material. The Harvard left overs
are only six and among the losses is
Pitcher Hicks whose work of last year
will be hard to equal.
Princeton is admittedly in serious
difficulties. Five of last year's play-
ers have graduated and the leading
pitcher S. A. White is suffering with
so severe a wrench of his throwing
arm and shoulder that he will not play
in any of the early games.
An unusual number of tours is plan-
ned by college teams this year. AH
records in this line will be broken by
Michigan by an invasion of both the
south and east. The Wolverines will
travel more than 2000 miles touring
Kentucky Tennessee and Ohio and
visiting Princeton Syracuse and Brow.
Heavy Snow In North.
By Associated Press.
Kansas City Mo. Mar. 31. A snotf
fell generally over Nebraska South
Dakota and northeast Missouri last
night and early today according to
reports to the local weather bureau.
The heaviest preclpatlon was
Louis where five inches fell
inches fell at Omaha.
MASKED MEN FORGED WOMAN
TO SURRENDER HER CHILD
By Associated Press.
Las Vegas N. M. Mar. 31. The
baby of A. T. Rogers a prominent
lawyer here was kidnapped a few
aays ago and held for a ransom of
$12000. The money was paid over by
Rogers at midnight Inst night in a re-
mote spot in the mountains surround
ing the city. The child returned.
The two masked men forced their
entrance to the Rogers home Wednes
day night. At the point of revolvers
! they compelled Airs. Rogers to sur
render the child. Rogers was out of
town. The kidnappers left a note di-
recting a meeting place in the moun-
tains at midnight and the bringing of
the twelve thousand dollars. The child
Is a grandson of Judge Henry L.
Waldo of Kansas City.
State Organizer Here And Will Out
line Work of Organization at
Meeting Monday Night.
Next Monday evening the retail mer-
chants of Vinita will meet at the
Commercial Club rooms for the pur-
pose -of .forming- ail organization to be
" an auxiliary ter the state and national
association of. retail men. A. Jacob-
sen the state organizer is here now
and will outline the work of the or
ganization at the meeting Monday
The Wichita (Kans.) Beacon has
the following to say of Mr. Jacobsen's
ability as an organizer:
"The Wichita territory is in charge
of the best organizer that Mr. Foster
has on his force A. Jacobsen. He has
been in the Oklahoma work for the
past three years and is considered by
the national organization to be one
of its most interesting lecturers. His
work in this city during the past ten
days shows that he is well fitted to
have charge of the organization work
here. Half of his time here has been
spent in atteuding to the preliminary
plans. During the five days of ac-
tual work among the retailers he has
secured over 100 paid up members.
These are affiliated with the national
association as soon as they join the
FIRE CAUSES HEAVY LOSS
SAPULPA EASINESS DISTRICT
Sapulpa Okla. Mar. 31. A fire
which threatened the entire business
section of the city originated here last
night in the Riley and Miller airdome
just south of the St. James hotel on
Main street. . -
A half block of property in the busi-
ness section of the city was destroyed
the total loss being estimated at $23-1
000. Besides the Miller and Riley air-
dome which was wholly destroyed
the Spaulding and Nickerson vehicle
store was burned to the ground. The
N'w Port Cleaning company's estab-
lisnment suffered a heavy loss. George
Meeker's livery barn in which were
at least a half dozen head of horses
was saved. In the barn at the rear
of the Spaulding and Meeker establish-
ment a horse perished in the flames.
Spaulding and Meeker are the heav-
The fire was a difficult one to fight
as a rather high wind was blowing.
The Sapulpa fire department was ser-
iously hampered by the fact that there
was but little water available with
which to - fight the flames. Sapulpa
has been practically without water for
The St. James hotel a five story
construction was threatened. Guests
at the hotel used wet towels to keep
the window casings from catching
Some Member Favor Assessment of
Railroads Set Forth in Hook
Oklahoma City Mar. 31. All prop
erty In the slate including farm lands
and personal class will be assessed
at its actual cash value if the state ;
board of equalization has Its way. Ttua
new board at its first meeting held In
Governor Cruce's office this morning
adopted a resolution instructing State
Auditor Leo E. Meyer to notify all
county equalization boards that they
iiiusl return property to the state
board at its fair cash value and that
the question of what property in the
various counties has been assessed at
in previous years will not be the con-
trolling factor with the state board la
determining values for 1911.
The attorney general stated Oiut'fn
190b the state board reduced th equal-
ized values in practically every coun-
ty of the state from those returned by
the county boards and that since that
time the county boards have been wibe'
enough to make returns on the re-
duced basis which is about 60 ppr rent
of the-aetual cash value.
: The board sets a series of dates for
hearings of reports of the public serv-
ice .corporations as to the assessment
of their property for 1911. Railways
and private car companies are to be
heard April 20 21 and 22 and r.trcet
railways electric light gas water ana-
all other companies of a public pervlce
nature on April 18 and 20. '
A special committee composed of At-
torney General West State Auditor'
Leo Meyer and State Examiner and'
inspector Charles Taylor was ap-
pointed to examine the returns of all
public service corporations and report
to the board at 2 p. ni. April 17.
The board is In a quandary as to
whether to assess the railroads under
the act of the special session of 1910
which provides for their aBsessment'ort
a revenue basis or assess them nnder
the old law. Last year the board pro-
ceeded under the old law notwith-
standing the fact that the new law'
was in effect. Attorney General West
stated to the board today that it real-....
Iy is impossible to understand the new
law or work out a basis frora.H for
the assessment of railroads. '
State Auditor Meyer stated that If
the 1910 acts were used as a basis
some of the railroads will escape pay-
ing any taxes altogether as their re-
turns show do revenues. One railroad
the M O. & G.t has refused to accept
an assessment on any other basis than
the 1910 act and has brought Injunc-
tion proceedings in a few counties In
the eastern part of the state to enjoin
the collection of 1910 taxes o;i the ad
valorem basis under the old law. The
board adjourned without taking any
action to unravel the tangle.
The state auditor submitted a sched-
ule of assessment for the 600 rural
telephone companies on the basis of
last year's assessment and askod the
board to adopt it. Attorney General
West objected and declared that he
would insist on assessing ail telephone
properties on the basis of valuation-
as determined by the supreme court
in the Enid telephone case which was
$20000 higher than the corporation-
commission and the Pioneer Telephone-
company. The matter went over to
the next meeting.
Some members of the board' favor
the assessment of the railroads who
benefitted by the Hook injunctions on
the basis of $60000 a mile the figures
some of them gave as an earning basis.
HAYS MURDER TRIAL
BEGINS IT PAIWKS
Pawhuska Ok)a. Mar. 31. The
trial of Amos Hays charge with the
murder of Eugene Hays near this city
a year ago began in the district court
here Thursday afternoon. A jar? was
impaneled and the taking of testimony
Amos Hays and Eugene Hays were
not related. Eugene shot and killed
Edward Hays half brother of Amos
in the Sexton hotel in Kansas Ctty
more than a year ago following a dis-
agreement over a cattle deal. Eugene
was released on $20000 bond and re-
turned to Oklahoma. Eugene and
Amos met on the country rend near
here. Eugene later was found by the -roadside
shot in the back. He du;d In
a hospital in this city. '
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Marrs, D. M. Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 293, Ed. 1 Friday, March 31, 1911, newspaper, March 31, 1911; Vinita, Okla.. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc774556/m1/1/: accessed December 12, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.