Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 10, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VINITA BAILY CHIEFTAIN
VINITA OKLAHOMA THURSDAY JUNK 10 1909
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
VOL. XI. NO. 50
Joseph Lee Presents Stirring Appeal
For Preservation of Integrity
of American Home.
By Associated Press.
Buffalo N. Y. June 10 Mr. Joseph
Lee of Boston who ha8 won nationa:
recognition by his valiant fight foi
playgrounds and organized play for the
children of crowded American cities
made a stirring appeal before the na-
tional conference of Charities and
Correction here this morning for the
preservation of the integrity of the
American home. Mr. Lee has become
rather widely noted as a maker of
epigrams. He has been frequently
credited with the expression 'The
child without a playground is father
to the man without a job" and now he
puts this one Into current circulation-
"The homeless child is worse maimed
than the man without a country."
Speaking against the introduction of
the school luncheon or the public feed-
ing of school children. Mr. Lee said-
"The community's present determina-
tion to do everything possible forthe
child has resulted in cutting down
the functions of the home. The school
for Instance has taken over the pro-
vision of the play and manual training
has introduced medical inspection the
school nurses and in some Instances
school visitors. Now come such ques-
tions as school feeding and behind
that perhaps the question of furnish-
ing lodging also. Are all these ac-
tivities accomplishing the same thing
or do we somwhere cross a line be-
yond which they are doing a different
thing or even undoing the thing which
we started out to do. I think that
school feeding represents the cross-
ing of such a line. You do not heln
the child when you impair the home.
The home is the natural habitat of
the human young. It is built into the
spiritual nature of the child and can-
not be removed without taking with it
the vital part of him. It is an insti-
tution older than man and has made
him. You cannot destroy this rela-
tion and leave him quite alive. The
homeless child is worse mained than
the 'man without a country.' He is the
fish without water; he is a creature
without his essential means of life.
It is not a question of the life of the
child and the home but of his life in
that relation; In the question of
school feeding we have reached ihe
very citadel of the home. If we do
not defend this the battle is lost. The
proper course for private charity and
for social improvement is not over ihe
dead body of the home hut in main-
taining it. We must see that the
child is fed but continue to make the
home and not the school our organ
for that purpose.
CAME WITHIN 22188
OF TELLING THE TROTH
Guthrie Okla. June 10. A great
deal has been said in the republican
press lately about a petition with fifty
thousand names thereon tiled with the
secretary of state and asking a refer-
endum on the new election law. This
is the most conservative and truthful
thing published in the republican
press regarding the law and is in
reality a little more than one half
right. The actual number of names
on the petition filed both legal and
illegal are twenty-seven thousand
eight hundred and twelve according
to a statement made by assistant sec-
retary of state Leo. Meyer. Of course
twenty-seven thousand Is a long way
from fifty thousand but It proves that
the republican press can on some oc-
casions lean toward the truth.
Milford-Bers'er Shoe Co.
THE SPRINTER SHOE
As Its Name Indicates it is an
Ideal Summer Shoe for the Young
Wide Toe Low Cut Heavy Sole
MADE IN PATENT AND TAN
KANSAS BANKS SEEK
Topeka Kans. June 10. About two
hundred and fifty Kansas banks have
applied to the bank commissioner thus
far for permission to participate in tin?
Kansas Bank Deposit Guaranty ' Law.
Included in this list are five of the
largest banks in the state of Kansas.
Only one of the big state banks with
deposits in excess of 1 million dollars
has not filed its application or an
nounced its intention of doing so.
When the guaranty law was passed the
opponents said that only the little and
weak banks would want to participate
in the guaranty.
Man Who Shot Mohrle In Four Courts
Monday Will Enter Plea of
St. Louis June 10. William Wright
who v.as jointly Indicted with Fred W.
Mohrle for killing Samuel Young Fif
teenth ward democratic boss Is being
kept in solitary confinement in jail
here to prevent his assassination with-
in the jail's walls.
fhonias (Billy) Kane Youngers polit
ical lieutenant who is held for the
assassination of Mobile in the Four
Courts Monday at the beginning of
Mohrle's trial for killing Young was
transferred to the jail yesterday with
members of his gang who are to be
tried for various offenses. Kane today
said he will plead self defense.
It is announced that indictments
would follow "frame-up" testimony to
clear Kane. The fact that Mohrle was
buried in Calvary (Catholic) cemetery
after his funeral services had been
conducted at his widow's home by a
Protestant minister Rev. Frederick
A. Allen of the Plymouth Congrega-
tional church caused comment.
ROCK ISLAND'S FEES
' WOULD BE $200002
Guthrie Okla. June 10. C. O. Blake
attorney for the Rock Island railroad
resented for filing at the office of
Secretary of State an authenticated
copy of the articles of consolidation
and amendments of the Rock Island
Railroad company. The fees for fil-
ing the same would be $200002. which
Mr. Blake refused to pay intimating
that the Rock Island would make a
test case of the law requiring one
tenth of one per cent fees to be paid
to the state by corporations desiring
to file their articles. The capital
stock of the Rock Island is $200000-
000. GROUNDED LINER PROVES
TO BE SPANISH STEAMER
New York June 10. The ocean
liner which ran aground near the
point of Wood's life saving station on
Long Island last night was identifi-
ed today as the Antonio Lopez a Span-
ish steamer from Genoa and Naples
with five hundred and twenty-six pas-
sengers. The vessel is thought to be
in no danger but as a measure of
safety wrecking tugs today began the
work removing passengers.
CHARGE B BIIT
After Several Hours Deliberation and Fifteen
Ballots Jury Acquits Man Who Killed
sons Remain to
Kansas City Mo. June 10. After
having deliberated from 3 o'clock yes-
terday afternoon the criminal court
jury in a verdict returned at 10 o'clock
last night acquitted Leon H. Brady
who was on trial for killing Joseph K.
But twenty or thirty persons were
In the courtroom when the verdict was
announced. Including the defendant's
wife. As it downed upon her that her
husband was a free man she fell into
his arms and he caressed he tenderly.
Little Billy" Brady their 2-year-old
child was out at his Granmother
Brady's 2115 Benton boulevard but J.
H. Brady his grandfather was there
to hear the verdict as were General
Milton Moore and Horace Kimbrell
lawyers for the defense.
Brady's father expressed a wish to
thank the jury but Judge Ralph S.
Latshaw forbade him. The freed man
left the courthouse with his wife go-
ing to the home of his father to get
"Billy" then they returned to 2521
Prospect avenue which had been their
boarding place since the trouble at the
The jury took tbout fifteen ballots
before a verdict was reached. Some of
the jurors held out for manslaughter
in the fourth degree until far into the
Brady killed Joseph E. Flanagan
March 24 in the Angelus a boarding
house at 1014 East Fifteenth street. He
said Flanagan had insulted his wife
and pleaded the unwritten law. He
was tried on a charge of murder in the
second degree the state contending
that Flanagan was lured to his death
and that he was not guilty of what
had been charged against his char-
acter. Additional character witnesses were
put on the ' stand yesterday morning
by the defense as follows: Edwin Far-
ley 1814 East Thirty-sixth street; J.
Crawford James 1417 Linwood boule-
vard president of the board of edu-
cation and Kit Colyer of Independ-
ence. All said they knew Brady and
spoke highly of him.
In rebuttal the state again put on
Federation of Commercial Clubs Will
Ask For Provision For Sale
of Coal Lands.
Oklahoma City June 10. Resolu-
tions adopted by the Oklahoma com-
mercial organizations in annual con-
vention yesterday ask that coastwise
steamers and their traffic be placed
under the Jurisdiction of the Inter-
state commerce commission that con-
gress pass a law providing for the
sale of the segregated coal lr.ds of
tue state indorsing the work to pre
vent further indiscriminate filing of;
suits against persons holding lands In
the original Indian Territory and ask ;
congress to include the Arkansas i
river in the list of streams sut jecl ;
The federation will also institute a
movement immediately to take up by j
initiative an amendment to the con- i
stitution repealing the provision whi' h !
pi events consolidation of railioads in
Officers for the next year we:-.' elect-
ed as follows:
II. G. Spaulding Ardmore president:
H. D. Sangster Muskogee vice pi evi-
dent; A. W. McKeand Oklahoma C:;y
spcret a ry-t rea su rer.
for Insulting His
or Thirty Per
the stand Mrs. Belle L. Bowman pro-
prietor of the Angelus boarding
house at 1014 East Fifteenth street
where the shooting took place. She
testified to alleged discrepancies in
Brady's statements. George W. Bow-
man her husband identified Flana-
gan's clothing worn the day of the
Ben Wodf'ord Jr. a boarder at the
Angelus testified that he did not
know much about Flanagan.
DEEP WATER PROJECT
GETS SEVERE BLOW
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C June 10. The
proposed fourteen-foot deep water pro-
ject from St. Louis to the gulf receiv-
ed a blow today when the board of
engineers reported to congress that
such a waterway Is not desirable. The
waterway would cost $128000000 to
construct and $000000 annually for
maintenance the engineers say.
JUDGE RALPH CAMPBELL
MARRIEO AT PEORIA
Peoria 111. June 10. Judge Ralph
E. Campbell of the United StatcH
court for the eastern district of Ok-
lahoma was united in marring at
high noon yesterday to Miss Cora E.
Dutli the cermony being performed u
the home of the bride's mother Mis.
William E. Regan 126 North Underbill
street Rev. O. T Dwlnnell district
superintendent of the .Methodist Epis-
copal church officiating assisted by
Rev. W. B. Shoop pastor of the Hale
First Public Recognition Given Build-
ers of First Successful Flying
Machine by Countrymen.
By Associated Press.
Washington D. C June 10. The
achievements of an aerial fight for
which men have striven for move than
four thousand years was celebrated
today when after having been paid
homage by the rulers of Europe
Wilbur and Orville Wright the aero-
nauts received the first public recog-
nition by their fellow countrymen. In
the famous cast room of the White
House this afternoon President Taft
presented them with the medals
awarded them by the Aero Club of
America to commemorate the construc-
tion of the first successful flying ma-
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every Trimmed Hat in
our big Millinery De-
partment is on sale at
ONE-THIRD OFF filKEO PRICE
TELLS IY HOI
Sometimes Good of the Child Necesi-
tates Breaking of the Home and
Should Not be Condemned.
By Associated Press.
Buffalo N. Y. June 10. "That fam-
ily has failed of its main function
which adds unfit undeveloped un-
trained deceitful dishonest and Im-
moral men and women to the com-
munity" said C. C. Carstens general
agent for tl)e Massachusetts Society
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Chil-
dren in an address before the section
on children of the national conference
of Charities and Correction here to-
day. "Our communities do not yet recog-
nize the wrong" continued Mr. Car-
stens "that is done certain families
because circumstances have made it
necessary for them to be broken up.
Nor do they recognize the great wrong
that is done the children by allowing
them to remain with their parents or
guardians when all the Influences that
exist about them result in their moral
degeneration. The institution of the
family was for the purpose of giving
the child the physical care and moral
and religious training in virtue which
would make it grow into a useful man
or woman. If the child has no home
nor home training and insetad of vir-
tue is learned vices every day the
good of the child and the good of the
state require that the family shall be
broken up. This breaking of the ties
In many cases does not need to be
permanent and the removal of the
custody of children in some instances
becomes the turning point in the lives
' of parents to redeem themselves."
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