The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 120, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 17, 1900 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL. 2 NO. 120.
VINITA IN D. TER. SATURDAY EVEN IMG FEBRUARY 17. I9C0.
PRICE 10c W EE b
tin ttt m TtTHTn f
FOR A BAR ASSOCIATION.
Organization Proposed Next
- Week' at So. McAlister
Believing that there is great
need for the organization -of a bar
association for the Indian Terri-
tory and that the present is an
opportune time for action we
upponed by what appears to be
ah almoht universal approval and
hearty co-operation and support of
the members of tlve bar from every
part ol the Indian Territory issue
by this authority the the following
There will be a meeting of the
members of the bar of the Indian
Territory at South McAlister on
the 23d of February. 1900 for the
purpose of Inking teps to effect
an organization of a bar aHsocialion
for the Indian Territory. It is be-
lieved that a greater number of
Jawyern can be brought together at
that time and place owing to the
territorial convention .and that
the organization of a bar associa-
tion can be so arranged as to in no
way conflict with or detract ofie
whit from the convention men-
tioned. In the organization of the
'br association the effort will be
to perfect it upon a high profes-
aiunal plane and to maintain it to
the end thai it may perform the
legitimate functions o! an up-to-date
high minded aiwf -truly pro-le-oaional
association serving no
purpose save and etoept those
which belong properly to law and
While other professions ore im-
proving should lawyers tand
still? Involution is the law of the
universe; it should apply to the
legal profession as well as every
other .calling. A judicial discus-
sion i great educator not only
f (he lawyers but of tb comraun-
ity at large. It is believed that a
good purpose could be served by
bringing before such an association
for discussion such legislation as
affects th judiciary of the Indian
It is hoped by all of those who
are interested in the matter that
much good can be accomplished a
high standard of professional
ethics maintained and an advanc-
ed standard of legal attainments
reached and that degree of cordial
relations brought about among the
members of this association as will
io after years add many incidents
to the list of pleasaDt remem-
brances. The aewt papers of the Indian
Territory will confer a favor upon
the bar at large by copyicg this;
call and it is hoped that the barj
of every town will send one trj
more of its members to the meet-
ing to represent it.
Signed at Ardmore by U'. A.
L?:!letter S. T. I5!edoe J. V
Atoka J. U. a;.d IK T. IW.U.
Clarernore J. M. Lahay V. M.
Hall E. II. Besney.
Chickasha Charles Fechheimer
M. M Beavers
Duncan J. II. AVolve-ton. R.
L. March II . F. 'Gilbert W. I.
Eufaula Waller T. Fears.
Fairland Lake Moore.
Muskogee W. T. Hutching
M. Wisdom C. IL.'Jackson Robt.
Toomer N. B. Maxey Jas. M.
Givens S. M. (Rutherford T. A.
Sanson Jr. Eck'K. Brook.
Nowata J A. Tillotson E. B.
Lawson P.H.Wilkinson W. A.
... Pryor Creek J II. Langley.
Pauls Valley Albert Reney
Claude Weaver J. B Thompson.
Purcell ffas. 'E. Humphries
Dorset Carter J F. Sharp.
South MoAlister G. B. Stuart
J. A. Hale P. D. Briber W. J.
Tahleqab- E. G. Tollett J. P.
Tulsa foe & Campbell A. R.
Vinita W. II Kornegay W.
M. Mellette Edgar Smith J. B.
Burckhalter J. S. Davenport L.
F. Parker Jr. J. B. Turner W.
P. Thompson W. S.Starifield H.
E DonCarlos D. II. Wilson P. S.
Wagoner DeRoose Bailey H.
Bradley W. T. Hunt C'bas. T.
BLIGHT FOLLOWS CURSE.
Strange SSary of the Misfortunes of
a Farmer Governor of Illinois
Wlia Opposed Mormons.
A strange (story coihes from Salt Lake
City to the effect that former (iov. Ford
of Illinois lied iu the most abject pov-
erty with the bones of his body literal-
ly protruding and that this deplorable
end of oneof Illinois' best known states-
men was directly due to curses pro-
nounced upon him by tbc great .Mormon
prophet Joseph Smith.
The fact that Ford was governor of
Illinois during the Mormon war and at
the time of Smith's OKsassination gave
a certain credence to the rumor. After
leaving his office as governor Mr. Ford
moved to I'eoria and his body now lies
buried at tipringdale cemetery. Care-
ful iavestige.tioa recently practically
substantiates the claims of the west-
ern Mormons it is true that Liov. Ford
as the i ep reseii la live of the law which
was hounding their sect lectured the
deadly enmi'y oe. tie Mormons and
their leader and prophet. Old resi-
dents of this oily also state lLat they
can recall an oid iiatior of a curse
against (iov. Ford and they talk at
length of. the. conditions surrounding
bis death and the end f his family.
Got. Ford Was a brilliant man of the
highest principles and was eminently
successful as a lawyer iiut after the
eiptration of his term of office ant
soon aftei the alleged urs was pro-
nounced he ceased to be a prosperous
aa formerly. He cama to Peoria and
established a practice her but mis-
fortune followed Mm. bis property
dwindled away and then aa a final
blow illness Intervened and cut short
a brilliant career. At the- time of Mrs.
Ford's death the family hod been re-
duced to poverty and the two children
had been adoptt.i by friends who could
afford to educate them. Px-Gov. Ford
survived bis wife only a few years and
the discomforts of poverty closed thick-
ly aoout him. lie tasted the full bit-
terness of Illness destitution and de-
pendence and died under tha most de-
Tha son Tom. who bad been adopted
by a resident of this city Thomas
Moor hy asme tad embarked on a Ufa
career which promised to be prosper-
out wnec. La was suddenly called west
on business. Us vas crossing the plains
oa r.orkeback. when be fell In with a
rigKar.ce committee looking for a horse
thief and hungry for Its prey. The
stolen slock lad been found in the
Tichiity of the spot where they er.conn-
ter.w Ford and they Hocused him if
the theft. He im'ii.ant'.y denied the
clmrce. and mid lie was Tom Moore rf
IVoriJ. t'pon f.irther questioning
l.owin'i. he m lii'liiiy inrpii ;i! t'lat
I V. ;f M'll of "i-'iok. 'i '!'.:. Of i !'!-
;.. i i j i ;. tie u- f f .: " ' '
i.; f J a.:-.: .iHf '.i f tv -J
If You Are Having
Trouble with Your Flour.
IfyouwiHtry a sack of DIAMOND PATENT we will guar-
antee that you have no more trouble from this source. Diamond Patent
is made by the Pierce City Roller Mills lrom the
And is as good as can be made from that cereal.
We have just unloaded a car of this flour and if you are not already a
user of Diamond Patent
Try it the Next Time
You Buy Flour.
I W. R. Badgett Merc. Co. I
names" nod tlfe unfortunate young
Ford was sw ung to the nearest tree.
Ttie daughter of 0 en. Ford has drift-
ed entirely out of sight of the world
and no one knows what has become of
her. And this great tragedy of life
sod death iii the family of the Fords
tue Motmons claim is fhe result of the
curse of tlfeir propbet. St. Louis (ilobe-Democrat.
MARYLAND GOOSE DUNTING.
IIott the Gunners bo About It Alpng;
the Shores of Chesapeake
A blind in the form of a pit is matte''
in the sand on shore near whore the
gtes and swa.na re known to rest
and feed. White woolen blankets are
spread in and around the biind to
vnake U coinfortabie and corn is
strewn within oO yards of it. After
'.:hfall tlie hunters hide themselves
in the pit strapping up in white
blanket which cannot be detected
from the while sand of the bach by
the water fowls. Absolute silence is
From far out in Ibe bay comes tho
familiar "honk honk" of the incoming
flock and the hunters get. down low
In the pit. The gerse alight near the
end of the beach and soon are in shal-
low feeding water. The "watch
goose" which is always a gander and
which never seems to eat or sleep
makes a reconnaissance in advance of
the flock and finds the corn. If after
a ciose Inspection of the surrounding
te is satisfied of safety he call the
fock and It eagerly responds. The
geese looming up in the night look
us big as ostriches from the blind
"hen within range the signal to fire
is given in pantomine by the leader of
the hunters and something happens
when the big J'o. 8 guns boom.
Some geese are killed outright cith-
ers are wounded o they cannot fly
snd those unhurt take to instant
flight. Aa tk-'y rise another rolley is
poured into the flock. The dead and
wounded birds a.-e retrieved bv
trained Chesajwske bay dogs. If tjie
hunters have them otherwise by the
hnnters UiemsehTs who rush into the
icy water pursuing first the wounded
fcwls and afterward picking up the
dend ones. This ends the shooting
from t! at blind that n;frM-
At tines thorp is a cm'c1 tiresome
sli-r'pht wait with no results. Xo.
S ptis !e used and the bet aniTim-r-iticn.
Tl'e hc!!s are loai'wl with si
or oen '!.! n of cw.Vr rd fron
tvK t:i .rf- of iv n. th:'!.i
This Sale Commences....
And continues from time to time till we have
sold all goods put into this sale. The sale will
consist of goods from all departments.
Ladies' men's and children's shoes men's
and boys' hats jeans pants duck coats over-
coats shirts suspenders etc.
Some people offer "special sales" but we
have decided to give you goods at your own
price. We intend to make this sale one of the
best offers ever made in the town. Be sure
to come to this sale; think about it; talk about
it; then come and get goods at your own price.'
Commencing Saturday After-
raw noon Feb. ioth
And continuing until all these goods are gone'
We have a new store so we want to buy a
complete stock of new goods.
'l&A Auction .Sale.
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Marrs, D. M. The Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Indian Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 120, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 17, 1900, newspaper, February 17, 1900; Vinita, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc776187/m1/1/: accessed September 20, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.