The Tribune-Progress (Mountain View, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 48, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1918 Page: 1 of 8
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Volume 19. Number 48
Mountain View, Oklahoma, Friday, April 5, 1918
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KILLS WIFE, THEN
PHONES FOR SHERIFF
Jason Parsons, Aged About 23
Years, Shoots Wife in Back
of Head With Shotgun; then
Drives Some Distance and
Telephones for Sheriff.
The community northeast of
town were shocked last Saturday
morning when they learned of
the murder of Mrs. Jason Par-
sons, the deed being committed
by her husband.
From information gathered it
seems that the deed was com-
mitted during breakfast or just
after. Mr. Parsons, who is about
23 or 24 years old, came in from
doing the morning chores, and
in passing his wife playfully hit
or pinched his wife, she retaliat-
ed by slapping back. She went
out of the house and stood lean-
ing against a post, at which place
she was when shot in the back
of the head. Just what trans-
pired between the little banter-
ing between the two and when
the wife left the house and later
was shot, has not been brought
out clearly. Parsons took the
body into the house, changed his
clothes, hitched a team to a
buggy and drove west some dis-
tance when he stopped at a farm
house and telephoned to the
sheriff's office at Cordell to sent
someone to get him. He waited
until Deputy Sheriff Dean came
The Parsons lived about three
miles northeast of Mountain
View, iu Washita county.
The Cordell Herald-Sentinel
of Monday has the following:
“On Saturday afternoon Jason
Parsons, a farmer living two miles
northeast of Mountain View, shot
and killed his wife after a quar-
rel. A shot gun was used and
the shot struck the back of her
“There was no eye witness, and
the story as obtained from him
is about as follows:
“Soon after noon they had quar-
reled and one struck at the other.
He has not made it clear which
struck. His wife walked out and
stood leaning against a post. He
took down his guu, slipped out
of the house and when within
about fifteen feet, shot her in the
back of the head, teariing her in
the back of the head. It seems
that he then took the body into
the house and removed all the
blood traces out of doors,
changed his clothes, hitched a
team to his buggv and started
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away, presumedly to escape. He
then changed his mind, stopped
at a house, telephoned for the
sheriff to come after him.
“D.-puty Dean went after him.
He came quietly and the story
above is as life gave it, except
as to the presumption that his
first thought was to escape. They
had been married only eighteen
months and had not had any
serious disagreements, as fafe 39
can be known.
They were married about eight-
teen months ago at Ft. Cobb.
Mrs. Parsons' maiden name was
Lola Gossett. Her parents still
live at Ft. Cobb and are good
people. She has many relatiyes
in this state.
"Mr. Parsons is a stepson of
John Nix, who liyes in this coun-
ty. The family is well thought
of and there is nothing in the
life of husband or wife to sug*
gest such a tragic affair as that
which has just transpired.
“At the hour appointed for the
preliminary examination on Mon-
day, Parsons waived the prelim-
inary and was committed to Jail,
the case not admitting of bail.
Swan C. Burnette was appointed
by the court to look after the in-
terests of the prisoner."
OLD TOWN NOT LIKE
IT USED TO BE
Rend What One of Its Citizens
Thinks of the Great Change
That Has Came Over the
Old Town. You Can Help
a Change for the Future.
On Hospital Train.
The following is a part of a
letter from a soldier in France,
and gives some idea of the hos-
pital trains used there:
"Things are rather quiet here
at the present but we are looking
for the big noise to start almost
any time. Have not been off the
line since I went to Paris and
haven't much to write of any in-
terest. We are all anxious to
have the Americans to get busy
in earnest. I had a sick spell
a few weeks ago, but since then
I have felt bully.
“You spoke of hospital trains
in your last letter. Yes I handle
them frequently. They consist
of about fifteen cars as a rule and
are all equipped to take care of
most any kind of cases. They
are quite elaborate inside and
same of them haye been donated
by rich people in the states. I
handled one the other day that
was giyen by one of the Vander-
“From what I read in the pa
pers America is really awake at
last. If they had only started
sooner. That old noise of a |
"million men springing to arms
over night" is all bunk. I am
terribly glad thougn that they
are thoroughly training the boys
before they are put in the trench-
es. The better trained the
smaller the casuality list."
"No, Hiram, the old home town
isn't like it used to be. The boys
are gone ofl to fight for their
country, their homes and loved
ones; to fight for you and me.
You can see the service flags in
the windows. You can see the
mothers, wives, sweethearts and
sisters, all of them knitting and
conserving and saving. Every-
body doing everything everybody
can to win the war.
"Take it from me, Hiram, no
good can come of you moping
about with a gloomy face like you
had just buried the best friend
yoto ever had. You can’t work
in a factory, and you wouldn’t
be worth your salt on a farm
helping to produce food supplies.
Bjrt there are ever so many ways
in which you can make yourself
useful and show your patriotism.
"One thing you can do, Hiram.
You can put on a glad face and
scatter a lot of cheer among the
women and the kids and the
fathers of the boys. Help them
and cheer them all you can,
Hiram, for they need it.
"Then if you are the true pa-
triot I believe you are, just you
jar loose from some of your
money. Don't go speculating and
wild-catting with it. Liberty
Bonds are a better and safer in-
vestment. Lend it to Uucle Sam
and you can trust him to keep
the boys well fed and clothed
and supplied with guns and am-
munition enough to put the kai-
ser and his men on the blink.
“And say, Hiram! Think what
a joy it will be to you when this
thing is all over and the boys
come marching home singing ho-
zannas of victory, to have that
red-headed Jones boy you’ve al-
ways said was an upstart to step
out of line, slap you on the shoul-
der, and say:
“Good for you, old top! You
are a regular brick; we’ye always
thought it was in you!"
cat WHE/OIESS MSS
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backed up large stocks of dressed meats and because it was be-
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