Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 115, Ed. 1 Friday, August 27, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. XI. NO. 115
VINITA. OKLAHOMA FRIDAY AUGUST 27 1909
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
COLDLY JELLS OF
Hatred of Mrs. Nettie Brown For Hus-
band Prominently Brought Out
Pawhuska Okla. Aug. 27. As
though he were relating the most com-
monplace story Alvin P. Brown 21.
years old self-confessed murderer of
hla father H. P. Brown during the
preliminary examination of hla step-
mother and Bert and Cora Brumfield
yesterday recounted In a moderati
tone and with a stoical countenance
the details of the tragedy that took
place near Fairfax the morning of
April 31 1909. Ruby Waters niece
of Mrs. Brown was the only other im-
portant witness of tlyj day.
Young Brown's confession contain-
ed nothing that the county attorney
had not previously been told. Shortly
after midnight in their camp twelve
miles from Fairfax Mrs. Brown awoke
Alvin pointed to the boy's sleeping
father and said: "Now kill him." Al-
vin seized an adz and sunk it in his
father's skull. Then he and the wo
man threw the body into a brush heap
and it was burned.
Alvin and Mrs. Brown had been on
intimate terms for a year. She had
promised to marry him if he would get
rid of his rather. He committed the
crime and he told about it yesterday
without twitching a nerve a blush of
the cheek or a swerving from a single
detail and under a most rigid cross-
examination. The hatred of Mrs. Brown for her
husband was prominently brought out.
"I'll give you $500 and a mule if you'll
kill him." the boy said Bhe told him
one day but he refused. But he was
enamored of her hypnotized by her
as it were and when she promised to
make him her husband he was willing
to do the foulest of deeds.
And the while Mrs. Nettie Brown
sat beside her lawyer and before the
witness and listened to the story with
tne utmost compunction. The court
room was crowded with people who
craned their necks to see her but
she was a3 coo. as her lawyer as
heartless as the youth wuo mopped
the perspiration from his brow and
continued hour after hour his nar-
ration of the details of the tragedy.
S "I was asleep nearly all night"
Ruby Waters said "but when I awok
next morning I noticed an awful
stench out they would not tell me
wuat caused it. They told me that
f my uncle had gone and they did not
Mrs. Brown and Bert and Cora
Brumfield will not testify in the pre-
liminary trial which probably will end
GEIELICH TAKES DECISION
By Associated Press.
Jefferson City Mo. Aug. 27. The
hearing of the requisition of the gov
ernor of Kansas for the return of Mrs
J. M. Barclay and J. R. Gentry to Kan-
sas for trial on the charge of kidnap-
ping ivlarian bieakley was held before
acting Governor Gmelich today" and
the decision was taken under advist
ment. Gmeiicn had recalled the form
er requisition and granted a rehear-
ing of the case but the Kansas attor
neys today presented a requisitioi
charging Mrs. Barclay and Gentr;
with assault with intent to kill on th.
person of O. II. Belnap the youth in
charge of tne baby when kidnapped.
Several candidates for Elkdom arc
being taken over the hot sands this af
ternoon and tonight will be given the
final Initiatory work.
Milford -Berc'er Shoe Co.
More and Better Shoes
This Fall Than Ever
We've Got What You Want
FAY HOSE in regular lengths for men women
and children. Cut prices on all Summer Shoes.
TO REMOVE CftLDWELL
Sapulpa Okla. Aug. 27. A peti
tion is being circulated here which
asks that Governor Haokell shall re
move Fred S. Caldwell state enforce
ment attorney from his office.
Tne petition is being signed freely
by friends of Prosecuting Attorney L.
B. Jackson against whom the recent
grand Jury which heard evidence in-
troduced by Caldwell returned in
dictments charging that Jackson was
direlict in his duty as county attor-
ney. i The petition sets up that Caldwell
was guilty of misconduct in the pres-
ence of the grand jury and during
'its session and that he prejudiced the
grand Jury against the county official
by his actions.
One of the strongest accusations
which the petition carries against
Caldwell is that he "cussed a little"
in the grand jury room. Considering
that Governor Haskell himself "cussed
a little" many would consider it
strange should he take action against
Caldwell even should it be proved
that Caldwell used strong and expres-
The application of Caldwell for the
suspension of Jackson from the office
of comity attorney is to have hearing
in Guthrie before Justice Jesse Dunn
of the supreme court Thursday after-
noon. Dunn heard the testimony but with-
held his decision.
EfJBRK FILES SUIT
TO RECOVER LUND
Guthrie Okia. Aug. 27. United
States Atorney John Embry has filed
suit in the United States circuit court
on behalf of the government against
the Midland Valley Railroad company
asking that the 19.98 acres of land
taken by the Midland Valley road at
Skiatook for townsite and railroad pur
poses be returned to the government
tor re-aliotment by the Osage Indians.
Under the terms of the act of con
gress granting the road a right-of-way
through the Osage reservation the
company was granted the privilege of
taking forty acres of land at stations
for terminal facilities etc. At Skia
took the company took 19.98 acres on
the Osage Indian reservation and the
balance in the Cherokee Nation. The
town of Skiatook was erected on the
Cherokee side of the townsite and at
we side track built on the Osage reser
vation was never used it was taken
up. The government now seeks to re
cover tiiis part of the forty-acre tract
on the ground that it is not used for
railroad purposes. Skiatook is located
on the Midland Valley road just be-
M MUD KILL
TIP TIBER COUNTRY
Antlers Okla. Aug. 27. Timber-
men are very enthusiastic over a new
railroad which is being projected from
Atoka through this city and on to Gar-
vin and later probably to Jefferson
Tex. The lineNwill follow the Littte
river for some distance adjacent to the
Kiamichi river and hills of the same
In the country of the latter vicinity
there yet remains in natural forest
over a billion feet of the finest kind
of pine timber which will be cut and
shipped as soon as transportation facil-
ities can be secured. A survey of the
route has already been made but oth-
er surveys will be made so that cer-
tain steep grades may be eliminated.
Two Men Arrested Charged With Being Men
Who Two Weeks Ago Assaulted and Shot
Lena Barney at Clucopee Timely
Arrival of Americans Prevents
Trouble With Italians
By Associated Press.
Pittsburg Kans. Aug. 27. Joe Sher-
afise and Antone Mauthrl Italians
were arrested last night at Crowburg
twelve miles north of here charger
with being two of the men who tw
weeks ago assaulted and shot Lena
Barney at Chicopee after they had
Parade Postponed Until Today Sons
of Veterans Choose Sulphur Man
Chiekasha Okla. Aug. 27. General
Bill Cross was yesterday re-elected
commander of the Oklahoma division
of United Confederate Veterans am
Charles B. Emanuel of Sulphur commander-in-chief
of the Sons of Veter
ons of ORianoma. isngaue commands
probably will not be chosen until a
later date. Oklahoma City has beeu
selected as the next place of meeting
Ardmore was one of the principal con
Dr. Carter Helm Jones pa.stor of the
White t emple Baptist chuhch at Okla
homa City was the principal speaker
of the forenoon session the veter
ans yesterday and Congressman Scott
Ferris spoke in the afternoon both
to large audiences. W. F. Gilmer of
Ardmore made a rousing speech yes-
terday forenoon in which he declared
that before another reunion is held
the home for disabled veterans re-
cently located at Ardmore will bt
complete. Cheers from the veteran;
and applause from the audience greet-
ed this announcement.
The principal business transacted
yesterday was the appointment of leg
islative and grievance committees.
The parade was postponed until today.
The Daughters of the Confederacy
held a business session yesterday and
reports from the various chapters
were received. These showed consid
erable interest in the work throughout
the state and that the membership is
growing. Officers will be elected to
morrow. Miss Olive McClintock of
Oklahoma City has given several ex-
cellent readings that were enthusiasti-
The Sons of Veterans elected
Charles B. Emanuel of Sulphur commander-in-chief;
Tate Brady of Tul-
sa brigade commander; E. W. Fagan
of Sulphur judge advocate and Dr
E. Emanuel of Chic-kasha
General W. C. Richardson of Okla-
homa City was stricken with heat and
was for several hours in a serioua con
dition. He is recovering however
and will participate in the delibera
At Elks hall last night the annua!
grand ball was given.
EXTENDS WELCOME TO
WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
By Associated Press.
Emporia Kans. Aug. 27. When tht j
train bearing William Allen White i
editor of the Emporia Gazette an I
family just returned from Europe j
pulled into the depot today practically
the whole town was there to greet it i
The procession headed by a baud pl.ij I
ing "1 Ionic Sweet Home" ni:tde ib
way to Humboldt park where speeches j
Mere made by Mayor McCain W. Y ;
Mort.au of Huihinson and Congress
man Victor Murdock. A quaiett-t r.'ti
dertd "Hom Again From I'uie'i?
I driven her escort away. The two
priosnors were brought here today and
placed in Jail. Last night a crowd o
armed Italians attempted to rescu
the prisoners from the officers at
Crowberg but were prevented by the
timely arrival of a number of Amerl-
cans armed wau shotguns and revol
10 EXTRA PAY FOR
Claim of Senator E. M. Landrum of
Tahlequah Normal is Rejected
- on Same Ground.
Guthrie Okla. Aug. 27. That It. V
Temming and F. C. Kent professor?
at the Central State normal school at
Edmond are not entitled to receive pay
for extra work is the holding of As-
sistant Attorney General W. C. Reeves
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$1.75 the Fair for lot No. 2-
Values up to $3.00
BV JUDGE'S DECISION
By Associated Press.
Des Moines la. Aug. 27. Judge By-
ron Preston of Oskaloosa today hand
ed down a decision ousting A. M.
Henderson mayor of Marengo from
office and upholding the law passed
by the last legislature which provide!
that officials in Iowa may be remov-
ed from office for certain causes one
of which is intoxication. Hendersoi
attacked the constitutional. ty of the
law and also declared he was not on
duty when Intoxicuieu. judge Preston
ruled that a mayor Is always on duty
in an opinion to State Auditor M. K.
Trapp. Mr. Reeves states that the
vouchers submitted to him by the au-
ditor are not explicit as to what wort
"tn no event" he says "would they
be entitled to receive compensation
from Ihe state except 'that prescribed
by law as their salaries."
A question Was raised recently by
the state examiner and inspector In re
gard to similar claims for the same
persons which had already been paid.
The rejection of the claim of E. M.
L.andrum as professor of mathematics
in the Northwestern State normal
school at Tahlequah Is also recouv
mended In the Same opinion. The at-
torney 'general held some time ng
that Landrum was not eligible to a
position on the faculty of that school
because he was a member of the legis
lature which created the schools anf
made appropriations for it.
In regard to the case of A. A. Stew
art superintendent of the state schoo'
for the deaf at Sulphur it is held tha
Stewart can draw only the salary of
$1400 which was attached to the posi-
tion when It was created rather than
the f200 per year appropriated for
Final Clearance of
White Shirt Waist
For up to $2.98 Values
For up to $2.00 Values
08 Cents Each
For up to $1.75 Values
63 Cents Each
For up to $1.00 Values
40 cents Each for up to 75c Values
On display in Dry Goods Room
Final Clearance of Women's and
Childrenls Oxfords. $2.50 the Pair
for up to $3.50 Patent Leather Oxfords and
choice of any Tan Oxford in the Store.
Oxfords One -
FOR SOUTH WILSON
City Council Holds f".all Session Bur-
chett Gets Contract For the
The city council held a call session
last night and approved the report of
tne olty engineer on the work of grad-
ing guttering and curbing North Fore-
man street and passed an ordinance
providing for the levy of a special tax
against the contiguous property for the
payment of the improvements. An
ordinance was also passed providing
for the payment of the cost of con-
structing sidewalks on North Foreman
The contruct . for sweeping and
!cleaning the city Btreeta wa8 iet to
Iu response to the petition of the
property owners on South Wilson
street a resolution was adopted author-
izing the city clerk to advertise for
bids on the pavement of two more
blocks on that street.
him by the last legislature.
The auditor is further advised not
to pay any claims of the Cook Con-
struction company for work on the
new buildings at Stillwater unless ap-
proved by the board of public affairs
When the first claim of the Cook com-
pany was turntd down by the auditor
mandamus proceedings were brought
to compel him to Issue a warrant and
a writ of mandamus was Issued by
Judge A. H. Huston In the district
court here to compel liiin to do so
The assistant attorney general says
in his opinion however that this case
will be appealed and advises that no
further claims be paid until Its final
adjustment Is reached.
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Marrs, D. M. Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 115, Ed. 1 Friday, August 27, 1909, newspaper, August 27, 1909; Vinita, Okla.. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc775814/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.