State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, April 21, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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STIGLER, OKLAHOMA, APRIL 21, 1911.
SUNDAY LAWS ARE A
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TO LEAVE MEXICO
PRESIDENT TAFT WILL N°T
GET PERMISSION OF
CONGRESS TO IN-
REBELS WILL NOT
Nothing Will be Done to Compli-
cate Matters With Mexico,
and Border Towns Damaged
By Fights Will Ask for Dam-
FLAYS EVIL DOERS
FUNDS RAISED TO AID PRO-
Washington, April 18.—There will
he no sanction by the Democratic
House for intervention of any char-
acter in Mexico, not even for the pre-
vention of fighting on the border or
for the creation of a general ten-mile
neutral zone on the frontier, at least
not on the strength of the situation
as it now exists.
This was determined today by the
House leaders in conference with
Chairman Sulzer, Representative
garner and other members of the
House Committee on Foreign Af-
The Democrats say that President
Taft will not obtain permission from
Congress to send troops across the
frontier for the purpose of preventing
Mexican bullets fired in the contest
between the insurgents and Federals
from flying into American cities.
They regard the statements eminat-
ing from the White House and;Cabi-
net members that the problem of
n^venting.further jjapgerjo lives In
American cities from Mexican bullets
is up. to Congress aa a bid to Congress
to authorize the use of American
troops to prevent fighting too close to
the American line.
House members say that not only
will Congress not authorize any such
intervention but that no bill or reso-
lution looking to the granting
of rights of belligerency to
the insurgents will be pass-
ed, nor will the House lend
itself to any action that might in the
least complicate the Mexican sltuatlo i
and lead to a breach between the
United States and Mexico. For this
reason the Committee on Foreign Af-
fairs does not propose to report out
any bills or'resolutions on the Mexi-
Senate Democrats generally are
also taking this view of the situation,
though less inclined than the House
Democrats to intimate that the Ad-
ministration would welcome a Mexi-
can military expedition for the poll-
\ical capital which the Administration
might reap out of such a movement.
Democrats believe that the solution
of the difficulty at Douglas or any
other border town similarly situated
in a territory still under Federal ad-
ministration, lies in the use of troops
pn the American side to compel a
'complete evacuation of the danger
zone until the firing is over, and then
leave to diplomatic negotation settle-
ment for the property damage that
faas been done.
With such an example set by the
Federal troops in the Territory of
Arizona and New Mexico it is con-
tended the Governors of California
or Texas would take the same course.
This, the Democrats contend, is the
most rational solution of the problem,
and cheaper and better than military
interference by this country. The
situation is the same at Douglas, they
assert, as it would be in Agua Preta,
if a detachment of American troops
with machine guns w.ere to attempt;
to put down a riot in Douglas, and
that our answer to Mexico in such a
case would probably be for the Mexi-
cans to get out of the range of the
flying bullets until the trouble on this
side of the line is over.
"No sober-minded and patriotic
man can reflect on the probable con-
sequences of our intervention in
Mexico, ' said Representative Garner,
a member of the House Committee on
Foreign Affairs, after the conference
with the House leaders today, "with-
out realizing that it is the duty of
every good citizen and especially of
every conscientious member of
Congress to refrain from doing or
saying anything calculated in the
(Continued on page four.)
Jno. D. Salter, pastor of the M. E.
Church, south, delivered a stirring
lecture Sunday night on law enforce-
ment, to a crowded house.
Taking for his subject, "Render
unto Caesar the things that are Cae-
sar's" he proceeded to handle this
subject in a manner characteristic to
h!m, which left no doubt in the minds
of his hearers as to the meaning he
wished to convey.
He was particularly vehement in
his demand for better inforcement of
the prohibition law. Along this
line he scathingly criticised the man-
ner in which certain attorneys de-
fend their booze-selling clients.
Knowing full well of the guilt of
these "oily, squirming, shifteyed"
malfactors, the so-called leading
lawyer, goes before the jury and
seeks to bolster up his character
by every means in his power, and
goes so far as to attempt to impeach
the state's witnesses, simply because
he was paid to act as a detective, to
secure the evidence." In some cases
he implied that an attorney acting
in this manner was equally guilty,
morally, as the booze seller. He al-
so took occasion to denounce the
man, who through political preju-
dice and party spite, would with-
hold support from his state and
county officers, and called attention
to the fact that the law-breaker and
criminal had no politics, except to
favor the party who favored him.
He earnestly called on his hearers
to rally to the support of the move-
ment to rid Haskell County of the
joint-keepers, masking under the
name of restaurants an.d pool-halls.
The evil-doers of Haskell County
are going to find in Salter an antag-
onist who will fight him to the last
dltftiu That he will receive knocks
in return, some of them from places
where he would expect a boost, will
not deter him. He says the fight has
just begun, and we may expect the
"startling" at any time.
UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF THE LAW AND ORDER
LEAGUE THE COMMITTEE IS WORKING TO GET
MONEY IN THE TREASURY SO THAT WORK CAN BE
DONE THAT IS NOT PRO VIDED FOR BY STATUTE,
AND THE PLAN IS MEE tTNG WITH MUCH SUCCESS
J. D. Salter, J. H. Byers and j
R. E. Rogers are at work under |
the authority of the Law and!
Order League to raise funds for j
the purpose of aiding the offi-1
cers in suppressing the whiskey,
trafffic in Haskell county.
While we have had a pretty i
clean county in regard to whis-:
key selling and while Stigler has |
had about the cleanest repu-
tation of any county seat in the
state in regard to this law vio-
lation, it is a fact that whiskey
has been continually sold in the
county at Chant, McCurtain and
bootlegged at various other
places in the county. And while
a number of blind tiger men
have been sent up the fountain
head has not been reached as
yet and those who are wise can
always quench their thirst in
Stigler and other places.
The fund that is being raised
grew out of the raid made by
Jailer Wilson at Chant some
time ago, in which several ar-
rests were made. Wilson hired
a couple of men to act as detect-
ives and paid their expenses and
his own down there. He put in
a bill of some thirty odd dol-
lars to the county commission-
ers for the trip and after a
thorough discussion of the mat-
ter the commissioners allowed
some $7.50, claiming that as
Wilson was a salaried man, they
!douia find no law for allowing
I the fees charged in the matter.
| It is to overcome this that the
fund is being raised.
There has already been $133.-
00 subscribed and the committee
expects to have at least $1000.-
00 in the fund before long. This
fund will be at the disposal of
the sheriff in paying the extra
costs of hunting up and convict-
ing whiskey sellers and those
who back them in the county.
The league and its committee
have determined to leave no
stone unturned to blot out
ever vestige of the whiskey
trade in this part of the state.
10 OUR PATRONS IN LEGAL PRINTING
DIES AFTER ONLY
OX AND AFTER the 5th of May,
1 11, all legal notices, the pub-
lication of which is required by law,
which appears in this i>ni>er, must
1h? paid for when the proof of same
is delivered. This class of printing
includes all probate notices, warning
orders, bank reports, and In fact ev-
erything for which a proof of publi-
cation is needed.
There will be no deviation from
O. L. Thomas, clerk of the Wood-
men, received a phone message from
Mrs. Claude Crawford, at Oklahoma
City, last Wednesday, announcing
the death of her husband. Mr. Craw-
ford was a member of the Woodmen
here. Mr. Crawford Is well known
here, as he and his father were en-
gaged In the drug business at this
place for several years. Up to the
present time the manner of cause of
the death has not been learned, but
it must have been rather sudden as
Mr. Thomas received a letter the
first of the week from Mr. Crawford
this rule, and in no case will an
item of this nature be charged.
Having tried this class of business
since statehood, «e find that our
business interests, and even safety,
depends on us making this decision.
We ho| e that none of our patrons
will ask us to break this rule in the
future, as it . will be . Impossible for
us to comply with such a request.. . .
C. 1). MILAM.
That the playing of Sunday base-
ball in Oklahoma is in violation of
the laws only when an admission fee
is charged is the holding of the crim-
inal court of appeals in reversing the
convention of Tod Cheeves, umpire
in an amateur game between Duncan
and Rush Springs, in the county
I court of Stephens county for violat-
ing the Sunday laws of the state.
Incidentally Presiding Judge
Henry M. Furman, in delivering the
opinion of the court, gave free ex-
pression to his ideas in regard to the
Sunday laws of Oklahoma.
"The truth about the business,"
said Judge Furman, "Is that our
Sunday laws are a farce, anyway. A
man can gamble on Sunday and only
be fined §1. It is a special law and
| takes precedent over the general one.
i The law should either be amended
or repealed. I don't like to crit-
icise the legislature, but here is
where they made a great mistake."
Cheeves was prosecuted under a
statute which prohibits gaming or
public sports on Sunday, and pro-
vides a penalty of $1 for violations.
The court held that participating in
a baseball game was not gaming,
which was defined by the law as a
contest of strength of chance in
which wagers are laid, and no al-
legations were made as to any bet-
ting. it also held that a distinction
should be made between public!
sports and private sports; that
private sports were carried on for
the entertainment of those engaging
in them, and the fact that there
might be some spectators made no
Public sports are defined as those
given for the public, to which the
public is invited and for which the
public is invited and for which
admission Is charged. The
charging of admission is made
the dividing line. No allegations
were made in this case in regard to
the charging of admission, and the
court, therefore, holds that the de-
fendant should have been dis-
IN SQUIRE DAVIDSON COURT THIS WEEK
IT IS NOT OPTIONAL WITH
THE COUNTY COMMIS-
SIONERS BUT IS NEC-
HAVE NO AUTHORITY
TO ABOLISH OFFICE
The Commissioner of Charities,
Kate Barnard Talks in Re-
gard to the Probation Officers
of the Counties and Lays
Down the Law.
Speaking of the Probation Officers
of the counties, Commissioner of
Charities, Kate Barnard, says: "The
j County Judge, under the law, has the
| appointing of the probation officers,
by and with the consent of the county
commissioners. The laiw uses the
j word "shall" and it makes it obllga-
I tory for the judge to appoint some
i one. We have had several cases in
Oklahoma where the county commis-
sioners refused to provide a salary
for the probation officers under the
plea that they consider the officer
unnessary. Mandamus proceedings
have been brought and the county
I commissioners been compelled to con-
cur in the appointment and to provide
the salary. The county commission-
ers have no authority to abolish the
office of probation officer."
In view of the construction of the
law as given' above, the Rev. L. S.
Byrd of Haskell County Is still pro-
bation officer and will continue aa
such, or If he does not some one else
must be appointed In his place.
liOK LEE I)KAl>.
Lon Lee died and was burled at
Antioch Cemetery last Saturday. Mr.
Lee leaves a wife, two brothers and
four sisters. Mr. Lee was the son of
Commissioner D. M. Lee, who died
just before the last primary, and
makes the fourth member of that
family who has died in the past two
years, including the father, mother
and a brother who was killed by a
horse running away with him.
WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!
Water, water everywhere, but not
a "drop" in the big dam east of
town. At least not enough drops to
make a test of the water pipes and
the Impression left Is that there is
something the matter with either
the dam or the water shed. Which
l'AXK KORDEN DEAD.
Frank Forden, who has been 111
for the past three months died yes-
terday evening. Mr. Forden was a
young man 27 years old, and leaves
a mother, who lives here, a sister in
Kansas City and a brother in Texai.
Mr. Forden worked for some time
with T. H. McClinton in his store.
He was a member of the W. O. W.
He will be burled at the Stigler
cemetery this morning.
Frank Smith, who was brought to
Stigler Wednesday from Chant, was
examined by the Insanity Board, and
adjudged insane and ordered sent to
(By Special Reporter.)
Business still is good in the office
of the "Golden Rule," Squire;
among the cases disposed of since
our last issue, are the following: j
The first to the bat was Frank
Coley, who was caught up by the
Sheriff's force ,on the show day,
charged with selling "Snake Bite"
to the boys. He wasc brought
before His Honor, and required to
give a bond ii) the sum of $1000.00,
for his appearance at the next term
of the County Court. He failed to
give bail as required by the Court,
and was escorted to the County
Hotel, where he still has a suite of
Next on deck was Pink Bryce,
who was haled into Court by Con-
stable Bob Folsom, on the same
charge, and nlBO on the charge of
being "As Full As a Goat." He also
railed to .make the required ball of
$1000.00 and was taken to the
County holdover to sober up and
come to his senses. The next af-
ternoon he succeeded In making the
required bail, and also in making
a stay bond, for his jag, and was re-
Dan Perry was also apprehended
at the Bhow, charged with partak-1
Ing too freely of "Fire Water," and ■
was brought up and made an appear-'
ance bond for April 29th.
Barb Hickman was also taken in
charge by the Sheriff's force, for
"Being Boozy," and later came be-
fore his "Royal Highness," where
he was given a good lecture, fined
$26.00 and costs, and given a sen-
tence of 30 days on the County road.
His road sentence was held up on
his promise to behave himself and
be good in the future. The lecture
The case of Ray Garland which
was recorded In our last issue was
dismissed by the County Attorney.
One JesB Mo. anlel (not the tax
assessor) got wild and wooly a short
time back and while in such con-
dition disturbed the peace and quiet-
ude of the Eureka settlement.
Deputy Constable John Bailey
brought the offender In before the
Prohibition Squire, where he was
given a dose of $25.00 worth, fOr his
Jim Dunn was also on the stool
of repentance before the Court and
acknowledged that he had partaken
too freely, and the judge let him off
with $10.00 and costs.
Constable Bob Folsom brought
Jess Gore In from Garland on a
charge of being intoxicated in a
public place and Jess shelled down
the corn and told the judge that it
The judge let him go, after he had
contributed his mite to the road and
bridge fund, and told him to be good
in the future.
State vs. Thornton Johnson, who
threatened to carve up W. T. Stew-
art, with a knife, was brought in
by Constable Lee Long, and was told
to "dig up" $25.00 for his behavior.
The judge also told him to keep his
knife in his pocket and he would
never get into trouble over it.
Buck Shields was also brought
in by Constable Lee Long, on a
charge of getting too much "White
Mule" under his belt.
He confessed his error to the
Court, was fined $10.00, and prom-
ised the court that It would be hi*
| last time.
Ray Dodson and John Qualls,
two youthful warriors of near Oak
1 Ridge, came In the first of the
week and told the Court that they
' had been guilty of fighting. The
j court fined the young pugilists
1 $5.00 and costs each, save them a
good lecture and let them go tholr
State vs. J. M. Brown of Chai.t
was tried by a jury Thursday on a
charge of being Intoxicated, and
(Continued on page four.)
STIGLER MAN IS
The local camp of Sons of Veterans
has just been notified of the appoint-
ment of their Commandant, William
L. Crittenden, as Asst. Judge Advo-
:a'te General on fie staff of the Com-
This appointment is considered
quite an honor to the Camp as it Is
the highest appointment given to an
Oklahoman in this Department of the
At a meeting of the Sons of Veter-
ans Saturday Miss Hester Holly was
elected Sponsor, Miss Emma John-
ston, the former Sponsor, having re-
signed. Miss Lee Stigler is Maid-of-
Honor of the Camp and Mrs. James
Bower Chaperone. About fifteen
new members were enrolled and
Messrs. W. B. Fears, W. L. Critten-
I den, J. F. Lawrence, and u. A. Holly
were elected as Delegates to the Re-
union with Messrs. T. H. Davidson,
Foster Phipps, Wade H. Denton, and
j R. L. Coleman, Alternates.
| The Stigler Camp of V. C. Veterans
have recently elected Mrs. Charlie
Sigmon as Sponsor, and Miss Rebecca
Crittenden has^een selected as Maid-
MEXICO CITY DESPERATE.
Mexico City, April 18.—Despite
the news that the federals had won
a slight victory in the night fighting
at Agua Prieta, the information that
the regular loss was heavy and the
Intelligence from various centers
showing a widespread condition of
insurrection caused deep concern at
the capitol today.
Conditions in Mexico City are acute
and the situation is rapidly approach-
ing a crisis. The blockade over
railroad lines has caused a fuel fa-
mine and food is becoming so scarce
the prices are approaching a pro-
The government is maintaining a
strong force in and near Mexico City.
Insurrectos in the neighboring tsate
of Gurrero are becoming bolder in
their operations. Taxlco, where
there are large American interests is
threatened with capture.
Americans in the capitol fear the
Intervention by the I'nited States.
MAY STAY IX STIGLER.
George Sheese, of Pennsylvania, Is
j in the city and is working with S. J.
I Oslin on the Leader. Mr. Sheese is |
an experienced newspaper man and i
| is looking for a location in this part
of the Btate and might remain In
his present place.
FOOLED THEIR FRIENI>S.
Mr. Mack Tltsworth and Miss Iva
Deets were married at Chant on the
Sth of this month. They returned
to Stigler and no one was the wiser
till yesterday the news leaked out.
Mr. Tltsworth is with the con-
struction people who are putting in
the water works here and Miss Iva
I sthe daughter of our popular prl-
J. H. Deets.
Mrs. Tltsworth is a most winsome
many friends here wishing them
happiness and success, among the
number the entire State Sentinel
AT WORK AGAIN.
Work is being pushed again on \
the oil and gas well north of town, j
Owing to a break down there has not i
been any work done for the past few }
days, but they are now going down j
after the oil and will surely get it.
SHOW HAD A BIO CROWD.
The Cole & Rogers shows came
last Saturday as advertised and as
Is usual with such aggregations had
a big crowd. The show was a pret-
ty bum performance all the way
through and we feel as if we didn't
get the worth of our complimentary
PREPARING FOR WAR.
Tulsa, Okla., April 18.—Company
"A," Oklahoma National Guard of
Tulsa, is preparing for war with
Mexico, and the boys are expecting
an order to hold themselves in readi-
ness at any moment.
The Arizona and other national
guard regiments already have re-
ceived this notice. The local com-
pany haB b«en equipped with every-
thing necessary for field dut^.
ONLY SHORT ILLNESS.
News received this morning from
Oklahoma City states that Claude
Crawford, wheeled there Wednes-
day of this week, was ill only about
a week and died of lnflamatlon of
the bowels. „
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