State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, August 4, 1911 Page: 1 of 8
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STIGLER, HASKELL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, AUGUST 4, 1911.
HELD BY COURT
COL. C. T. MITCHELL PLACED UNDER
$750 00 BOND FOR ATTEMPTING
TO HILL ROBERT A< ZEBOLD
HE DENIES* THE ACT
MITCHELL CLAIMS THAT THE SHOT
FIRED WAS NOT INTENDED FOR
ZEBOLD BUT ACCIDENTAL
The case of Col. C. T. Mitchell,
charged with an assault to kill on the
person of Robert A. Zebold, came up
before 'Squire Spessard Wednesday
and resulted in Mitchell being Jield
to the district court In the sum of
Witnesses for the state were Ze-
bold himself and J. E. Sigmon, and
for the defense Mrs. Chas. Frix,
Lloyd Sigmon and Ulys Pyle. J. W.
Foster represented the state for
County Attorney Frederick and the
defense was represented by Judge
Fannin, of the firm of Holley & Fan-
Col. Mitchell claims that 3 did
not intend to kill Mr. Zebold and
that the shot fired was not fired at
Zebold with such intent. However,
after hearing all the evidence the
.court decided ta hold the defendant
to the district court and let the mat-
ter come to a final trial there.
BUREAU FOB BOYS
A state bureau for the education
of young boys on the evil effects of
cigarette smoking is being organized
by V. P. Kirk, of Indiana, a lecturer
for the National Anti-Cigarette lea-
gue, who recently came here to take
charge of the anti-cigarette work in
The field plan is to establish a
branch of the organization in eath
city throughout the state, to be
managed by local people of charac-
ter and standing, who will Interest
themselves In the work of the league
and promote its growth and Influ-
Muskogee will be the state head-
quarters and Mr. Kirk will travel
fMCii .ively ove> ti.o state fro.u here
organizing local branches ar i stimu-
lating those already organized, >,o
as i.j secure the highest possible de-
gree of efficiency in the battle
against the deadly "coffin nail." He
ts now seeking to enlist the co-opera-
tion and active aid of^he represent-
ative citizens of each community in
the state, and so far, has met with
a very satisfactory degree of suc-
MAKES STATEMENT UNDER OATH THAT THEY WERE NOT RESPONSI-
BLE FOR KEEPING FANNY BRYANT IN JAIL AND THAT THE SHER-
IFF HIMSELF KNEW JUST WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THE
JAIL AND APPROVED IT AND SO STATED TO WILSONS
SLAVES OK THE STEEL TRUST
Washington, Aug. 1.—Secretary
Nagle of the department of commerce
and labor today in a special report to
the senate on conditions of employ-
ment in the iron and steel industry
in the United States, stated that aut
of over ninety thousand employees
covered in the report, the customary
working week of one-third of them
was a seven-day week, Sunday not
differing from other days, and ap-
proximately one-fourth of the ninety
thousand worked 8.4 hours or over
per week, which, in effect, means a
twelve hour day every day in the
week, including Sunday.
J. W. Edmonds, formerly of Mus-
kogee but who is now employed by
Dobynp-Lantz-Giitner, was arrested
Wednesday evening on a charge of
jumping a board bill in Muskogee.
The complaint was made before
Squire Willburger of Muskogee, who
notified the sheriff's office here to
arrest and hold Edmonds pending a
settlement of the bill. Deputy Par-
ker arrested Edmonds but the matter
was compromised on paymenLpf the
bill satisfactory to all concerned.
REACHES ENTOMBED MIXER
Jopiin, Mo., Aug. 1.^—The fourth
drill hole put down reached the
drift of the 72-foot level in which
was imprisoned Joe Clary for the
last 48 hours. Clary was found to
be alive and well.
"All that's the matter with me."
he said, "is that I am awfully hun-
Food and coffee were Immediately
lowered through the drill hoi?. 'I lie
shaft is within a few feet of the drift
and the men are working on fifteen
minute relays. They expect to re-
lease Clary tomorrow morning.
Van McIntosh 6f Checotah was
here this week attending the Mason-
ic School of Instruction.
Frank Combs and family , the
drayman, left last week on a fishing
trip on the Illinois river to be gone
about ten days.
OFFERED BIG BONUS
E. S. DOTENI COMPANY WANTED BY
PEOPLE OF HARTSHORNE
The Commercial Club of Harts-
horn made a proposition to E. 8.
Doten & Co., of this city last week,
offering them a free lot, no taxes for
ten years and a $3,000 bonus to move
their manufacturing plant from Stig-
ler to that city. After considering
the matter, Mr. Walton Informs us
that they have decided to stay in
Stigler, though he udmltted that the
offer looked good.
This company Is now sending out
their goods to all parts of the state.
They have one man on the road and
are getting orders from dealers ev-
erywhere. Their specialties are step
ladders, Ironing boards, folding wash
stands and folding tables. Besides
this the/ do all kinds of wood work
and cabinet work.
MANY GOOD BILLS
WILL BE PASSED BY PRESENT CONGRESS
Washington, July 31.—Under the
latest ruling of the Democratic cau-
cus of the house to permit the pas-
sage at this session of local emer-
gency measures, it now looks as
though several bills of interest In
Oklahoma would pass before the ad-
journment of the extra session.
Among the bills that may be fa-
vorably acted upon are:
■ The Ferris resolution providing
for a per capita distribution of tribal
moneys belonging to the Kiowas,
Comanches, Cherokees, Creeks and
Hit McGuire bill providing for a
per capita payment to the Choctaws
and ( hickasaws.
The McGuire Osage bill provullnr
for'the payment of Osage funds to
allottees having competency certifi-
cates and for probate procedure by
Oklahoma courts in inherited land
The Davenport-Gore bill provid-
ing for the erection of a trolley
bridge across the Arkansas river,
connecting Muskogee and Fort Gib-
The extension of payments beyond
| November 10 on 10,000 acres of land
bought By settlers near EiReno for
I an extension of time upon payments
j for the Masonic orphans' home .site
, at Darlington, Okla.
State of Oklahoma, County of
Comes A. Wilson and R. &. Wilson
and on oath states that they are res-
idents of Haskell county- -and have
been, for a period of nearly nine
Affiants state that on the evening
that one Fannie Bryant was placed
in jail on a charge of selling whiskey
she was brought to the jail by W. L.
Parker, Office Deputy Sheriff of
Sheriff Gilstrap, arid Foster V.
Phlpps, Deputy County Attorney of
Haskell County, who ordered her
placed In the main part of the jail,
in order that we could sure hold her,
as she had escaped out of the room
she had formerly kept in some time
before that. That was the reason
they gave for telling us to place her
In the main part of the jail.
That on the next morning after
she had been put in jail. Sheriff Gil-
strap came down to the jail, and that
affiant R. G. Wilson stated to Sheriff
Gilstrap, that if he, Wilson, was the
Sheriff, he wouldn't keep her there,
and that the Sheriff said that "they
had been raising so much cain over
at Chant about her selling whiskey
or running a booze joint," he would
have to hold her.
Affiants say that Sheriff Gilstrap
was down at the jail from one to
three times a daf, nearly all the time
that she was there, and knew that
she was in that part of the jail, and
that deputy Sheriff Parker was also
down at the jaH while she was in
there and knew ail about where she
was kept. And affiants state that it
was under the orders of the Sheriff
that we kept her where we did.
Affiants further state that Fajinie
Bryant was kept in the separate
back cell, apart from the men, and
was never allowed out of there only
during the time she was sweeping
and cleaning out her cell, etc., with
the exceptions of a few minutes at a
time when It was so hot in her back
ci-II, the .vas allowed to staiii befoi-t-
the front door where she could get
the cool breeze of the electric fan for
herself and baby, and that when she
and her baby would get coo t'iey
were put back in her cell, affiants
state that it is not true that she wa3
kept In the same apartment with the
male prisoners, and comingled with
them as a common prisoner with
them In the same apartment.
Affiants state that If there was
GAVE BOGUS CHECK
Joe Colbert was held Monday to
the district court in the sura of
$1,000 on a charge of giving a bogus
check on the First( State Bank of
this place. His preliminary was held
before Squire Davidson Monday. The
check was cashed by W. E. Garrett
for a small amount in payment for a |
meal and Colbert received a small
amount of change in return.
any misconduct carried on In the jail
us was testified to by some of the
prisoners, that they knew nothing of
Affiants further state that when
the Investigation was begun against
the County Jail, that Sheriff Gilstrap
told them that he had been to
the jail enough to know that they
"were not guilty of any misconduct,
and that if we were thrown out of of-
fice on account of the investigation,
that he would go out with us. That
this statement was made by him af-
ter he had placed us back at the jail
again, after over one hundred citi-
zens of Stigler and neighborhood,
had petitioned him to keep us.
Affiants further state that G. O.
McWhorter, Chairman of the Board
of County Commissioners, was at the
jail while she was there, and he was
asked what to do with her, and that
he told them to hold her where she
Affiants further state that they
sent word to Rev. L. Byrd, County
Probation Officer, to come and see
about the woman and the baby being
In jail, and to see if he could get
them out, as they didn't think they
ought to be where they were, and he
said that he would see what he
could do about it as he was not at
that time drawing a salary as Proba-
tion Officer, and did not know what
to do about it.
Affiants further state that John
W, So^tt, who testified . before the '
ftbilniy Commissioners", was on one'
occasion at the jail, while she was
there, and that Sheriff Gilstrap was
also there at the same time and that !
they left together.
Affiants further state that Sheriff,
Gilstrap, in the presence and hearing i
of other persons, stated that no one
was to blame' about the matter, that
affiants acted according to instruc-
tions, and if one was guilty of any-
thing, that all were, but that none
Affiants further state that they
have been offered no opportunity to
be heard in their own behalf in this
Investigation, In order to prove their
Innocence; that they have been given
no opportunity to be heard In their
own defense, nor to offer evidence1
In their own behalf; that when the;
investigation was being held by the
Assistant Commissioner of Charities
and Corrections, and Sheriff Gilstrap
(Continued on page four.)
The Masonic School of Instruction,
which began here Wednesday last,
closed Tuesday night by conferring
the Master Mason degree upon Neil
B. Gardner. The school was very
well attended and was both interest-
iing and instructive to the local
members of the order.
WAS NOT GUILTY
The case of Barb Hickman, charg-
ed with disturbing the peace, was
tried Tuesday in Squire Davidson's
court before a jury arid after hearing
the evidence introduced by the de-
fense, the jury returned a verdict of
not guilty on instruction of the
C. A. Chase, constable of Sans Bois
township was arrested the latter part
of last week by Constable Bob Fol-
som on a charge of carrying conceal-
ed weapons while intoxicated. Com-
plaint was filed by the county at-
torney. Chase made an appearance
bond in the sum of $200.00.
Buford Farrill was here the first
of the week mingling with his Stig-
JUST WHAT IS BEER
DR. WYLEY, CHIEF CHEMIST. "vJR¥IMf
TO FINO ANSWEk
PRICE OF WATER $1 PER MONTH
CITY COUNCIL REGULATES WATER AND SEWERAGE AND ATTENDS TO
SEVERAL OTHER SMALL MATTERS
J. H. Scaggs, formerly of Dewey,
Oklahoma, has taken charge of the
S. M. Gloyd Lumber Company at this
place. The former manager, Mr.
Fred Parrlsh, has resigned to look
after other business matters.
CONSPIRACY IN MEXICO
Mexico City, Mex., Aug. 2.—A
plot to recall former t President
Porflrlo Diaz and re-establish him
as dictator of Mexico In the event
of a cabinet crises, has been dis-
covered and many arrests are being
made. The conspiracy Is said to
have been hatched In Ihe states of
Nuevo Leon and Slnaioa where 300
arrests have been made to date, the
most of them in the capitol cities of
Montgomery and Cullacan.
Fort.v-Hve hundred Muderist sold-
iers have established permanent
camps ir the states of Guerrero,
Jniiuo, Oaxaca and Campeohe,
strongholds of the new uprising.
Reports of disorder caused by
starvation are coming in constantly
at Huitzilo, state of Morelos, soldiers
looted the town, getting 15,000 pesos
with which to get food.
Announcement 1b made that Min-
ister Vasquez Gomez, a Maderist, In-
tend h to resign and that his place
will be filled by Manuel Calero.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Norman, who
are now residing at Sallisaw, will
return to Stigler in the uear future
to make their home.
The. city council held Its regular
meeting Tuesday night, August 1st,
with Chairman Stidham presiding
and all the members of the council
•The minutes were read by City
Clerk Calloway and on motion were
approved as read.
W. B. Fears reported that he had
bought a supply of oil from the Mus-
kogee Refining Company for the
pumping machinery and the report
A motion was made by E. D. Gilt-
ner, which carried, that the city at-
torney be Instructed to suspend ac-
tion to abate unsanitary conditions
caused by overflow of water from *he
ijtirber Fhop of F C Corlev the
Two Brothers restaurant until Sep-
tember 15, 1911, under promise of
the property owners to abate condi-
tions and to keep water drained from
the street until that time.
The following claims were allowed
and warrants ordered drawn to pay
J. A. Stumbaugh $99 00
Chas. Tweedy 55 50
W. B^iian, , 27 65
On motion of J. A. Moorenian,
which carried, the city attorney was
Instructed to notify all property own-
ers on the north side of Church
street, between First Stfeet and Ei-
Reno avenue, to put down concrete
walks along .n front of their proper-
ty, facing on church street.
J. T. Walker appeared before the
council with a proposition In regard
to running the street grader with his
traction engine, agreeing to run
same for $13.00 per day, provided
the city would furnish water. The
proposition was left to G. W. Mc-
Daniel, chairman of the street and
alley committee, to try out.
A resolution was prepared by the
city attorney, regulating war pi* and
sewerage licenses, was read by the
city clerk and on motion was adopt-
ed. The prices fixed by the council
for water per month are as follows:
Residences, $1.00; stores, $1.00;
barber shops, without bath tub, $1;
with bath tub $1.50; and 50c extra
for each tub; pool halls, $1.00.
50 cents rental per month Is charged
for sewerage. The above prices are
fixed to meet the demand temporar-
ily. An ordinance will be passed in
a short time regulating the prices
^>r the use of water for gins, mills
With no further business the
council adjourned until the next reg-
Washington, July 31.—Entering j
the illustrious names of Herodutus,
Caesar, Plato and other ancients as ,
earnest drinkers of beer, barley
growers and brewers throughout tho
country today began testimony be-
fore the board of food and drug in-
spection to determine the long-dis-
puted question: "What is beer?"
Dr. Harvey Wiley, chief chemist,
who heads the board, shared honors j
with the ancient convlvlallsts by an- !
nouncing early that his chief com-
plaint was that too little beer was
found in the ordinary glass of com-
merce sold to the thirsty.
"I'm tired of buying foam," said ;
the pure food expert indignantly.
"There should be a line of glasses in-
dicating where solid beer ends."
John R. Mauff, ' representing the j
National Consumers' league and the
'Wisconsin board of the American
Society of Equity, argued that most
people were under the impression
that all beer was made of barley j
malt, hops and water, when In reality '
| inferior grains of "chemical preserv- !
' atives" were substituted. He assert-:
ed the brewers could lose nothing by 1
! labeling their product and that the j
consumer would soon indicate his
| preference for the various kinds of;
Mr. Mauff told the board that .
Egypt holds the record for contlnu- j
ous beer drinking, having quaffed I
the liquor for 5,000 years.
He exploited the merits of beer,
but charged that the public did not
get enough for its money.
He referred to the fact that the |
consumer when sold a "pint" or a
"quart," In reality was given what Is I
known on brewers' Invoices as a j
"small" or a "large" and that since !
the Spanish-American war the "five j
quarts to a gallon measure" had nev- ,
er been chahged.
DELEGATE WICKERSHAN OF ALASKA
ACCUSES ATTORNEY GENERAL
WICKERSHAN OF GRAFTING
THE DELEGATE CLAIMS THAT ATTOR-
NEY GENERAL ALLOWED STATUTE
OF LIMITATIONS WRONGLY
Washington, July 31.—The feud
between the two Wickershams, Dele-
gate James Wickersham of Alaska,
ac.il Attorney General Wickersham,
came to a climax today when the
■lelegate appeared before the house
committee on judiciary to "make
good" on his charges that the at-
torney general had shielded and al-
lowed the statute of limitation to
run in favor of Alaskan syndicate
agents who are charged with de-
frauding the government in coal con-
The attorney general was before
the committee last week and de-
nounced the delegate's charges as
"absolutely false." He demanded
that the delegate "make good," and
Delegate Wickersham told the com-
mittee that he would be on hand to-
day to prove his charges.
At the beginning of the hearing a
tilt occurred between Delegate Wick-
ersham and Attorney General Wick-
ersham when the delegate declared
that he had placed the evidence in
the Alaska cases In the hands of the
attorney general more than a year
"You know that is not true,"
paid the attorney general.
"It is true," retorted the delegate,
"and I am here today to back up
my charges that you have shielded
criminals of the Alaska syndicate.
Nearly all of the documents I shall
produce have been In your hands for
more than a year."
Delegate Wickersham then real
into the record the original affidavit
made by. J. Douglas, In February,
1910, alleging that the Alaska coal
dealers had defrauded the govern-
ment out of $50,000. The delegate
said he had not been able to get
any action out of the attorney gen-
eral until Hay, nearly three months
later, but that in May, 1910, Wicker-
sham finally agreed to take the
matter up and the delegate had con-
ferred with Assistant Attorney Farr.
He also inserted in the record a let-
ter from the attorney general saying
that the statute of limitation against
the alleged conspiracy had run out.
Washington, July 31.—Follow-
ing general charges and denials be-
tween the two Wickershams of the
government, the attorney general
and the delegate from Alaska, the
house committee on judiciarv decid-
ed late today that it had no power
to do anything but report the evi-
dence to the house. It will report
early tomorrow. Delegate Wicker-
sham's resolution calling on the at-
(Continued on page four.)
FORBES Mil HAVE
MAURI AGE LICENSES
Edgar Perry, age 24, to Miss
Florence Patterson, age 19, both o.r
Travis Williams, age 28, to Miss
Kittle Malone, uge 19, both of Stig-
W. E. Parker, age 21, to Miss Ada
White, age lfl, both of Tamaha.
Earl Padgett, age 21, to Miss Wil-
lie Duncan, age 18, both of Blaine.
P. K. Robins, who has charge' of
the carpenter work on the concrete
livery barn of Friar & Anderson, re-
ports that the work will be finished
in a few days and the building ready
EUGENE MAYER AND OSCAR THOMAS
TO TAKE HIS PLACE HERE
Messrs. Eugene Mayer and Oscar
Thomas have purchased the Forbes
lease, on one of the store rooms of
the Illinois building, together with
the fixtures, and will open up-a com-
plete stock of gents furnlshfngs Sep-
tember 1, 1911.
Mr. Forbes will move his stock of
goods to Hugo In a few days and will
re-engage in business at that place.
He has been associated with every
movement looking to the up-building
of Stigler and Jhls departure will b<
regretted. Mr. Forbes has beeu in
business In Stigler for the past two
years and has made many friends
during his resident here.
The Oklahoma Clothing Company
will be incorporated and the officers
will be elected some time next week.
Mr. Oscar Thomas of the Rogers
Mercantile Company will be manag-
er of the new store.
Mr. Eugene Mayer will leave next
8unday for St. Louia, Chicago and
Milwaukee to buy good* (jv the n#
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