State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, August 4, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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STATE SENTINEL, STIGLER, HASKELL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, AUGUST 4, 1911.
Published every Friday, at its office on Third street,
one block north-east of the Midland Valley Depot, in the
town of Stigler, Oklahoma, by C. D. Milam.
C. D. MILAM, Editor and Proprietor.
Entered at the post office at Stigler, Haskell t'ounty.
Oklahoma, as second class matter, February 21, 190ti, un-
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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF HASKELL COUNTY
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was given an opportunity to appear
in his own behalf, that they were giv-
en no opportunity to make any state-
ment or appear in their own behalf.
Affiants further state that the rea-
son that they make this statement
is because that they have been given
no opportunity to be heard in their
own behalf, and that from the record
and newspaper reports it seems that
they are trying to shove all the
blame of the matter on them, and
that they feel like they have not been
represented by any one in the matter,
and that they take this method of
, letting the people of Haskell County
know the exact state of affafrs, and
if there is any fault on the part of
anyone let the blame fall where it be-
Affiants further state that all the
allegations made herein are true, and
can be corroborated and proven by
R. G. WILSON.
Subscribed in my presence and
sworn to before me this August 2nd,
T. H. DAVIDSON.
Justice of the Peace.
WILL LEAVE THE COUNTRY
Muskogee, Okla., May 2.—Weary
of the long strife which has resulted
so tragically, In the loss of many
lives, and the destruction of a large
amount of property, and hoping thus
to end the old feud whiqh as time
goes on only becomes more menacing
and sinister, Pony Starr and Joe
Davis who have figured as the
storm center of the Porum troubles,
are preparing to leave the c<
never to return.
They are now under sentence In
STATE LIFE INSURANCE
„ Wisconsin has gone into the life
surance business. Not that the state
may make money out of the venture,
tut that the people of the state may
have protection at cost.
The basis of cost of life insurance
has beep scientifically worked out.
That is, the data pertaining to deaths
is so complete that it can be figured
to a month, exactly how long a hun-
dred men or a thousand will live. It
is known to a penny what it costs to
carry a policy of say, a thousand dol-
lars for a given time, or until the in-
sured dies. So life insurance is no
longer a matter of speculation, but
of mathematical calculation.
The object of the state in going in-
to the life insurance business is to
give a person life insurance at what
it costs the state td carry such life
At this time, it does not cost to
carry anything like the amount one
has to pay for life insurance. There
is a tremendous profit in It, or waste:
So there can be no question but a
state engaging in the business of life
insurance can furnish policies for
something like 50 per cent pt the
cost in private companies and afford
even better protection to the Insured
than the privately owned companies
It is believed by many people that
this step of Wisconsin is but the be-
ginning of a system of insurance
that will be taken up by all of the
states—old age and out-of-work in-
surance as well as life insurance.
The states are now finding that com-
pulsory insurance is being consider-
ed in many countries, and that old
age pensions are a thing that will
sxjme day have to be resorted to by
the individual states or by the gen-
eral government. So the experiment
of Wisconsin will be watched with in-
terest. If it is successful there, it
can be made successful elsewhere.—
State' otm Oklahoma, Haskell
Notice is hereby given that on the
31st day of July, 1911, Elsie Jackson
appeared before me and made affi-
davit of the taking up of the follow-
ing described estrays; One brown,
bald face horse, about 7 years old,
and about 14 hands high, all feet
white. Weight about 800 pounds.
Not branded. That the residence of
said taker-up is on the Elsie Jackson
farm about 4 miles north from Mc-
Curtain, Okla., that her post office
address is McCurtain, Okla., that the
same was taken up on the 15th day
day of June, 1911.
Witness my hand and seal this 31
of June, 1911.
Levin C. Winn,
Elsie Jackson, Taker-up.
Throw your "darn" (ed) sox
away and go to E. & W'. and get the
ing against them in this and other
courts on charges of cattle stealing.
Three indictments are against them
at Eufaula and one at McAlester.
Since the "battle of Porum" In
May, in which Starr and Davis killed
three men and wounded a number of
others, their lives have been in con-
stant danger they believe ahd they
tare not go back to their homes in
Porum, for fear of summary ve'n
geance at the hands of the relatives
and friends of the dead and wounded
Both sides, since this tragedy, have
been in battle array and ready to
fight to the death it is claimed and
the feud would very likely go on for
years to come unless the parties to
one side or the other leaves the
country. Starr and Davis both real-
ize this, and say that they are not
looking for any more trouble and be-
ing sick of bloodshed and violence,
have decided to leave the country for
They hope to beat the cases against
them here which have been appeal-
ed, and the indictments still pending,
and in case they succeed ip doing
so, will confine themselves to'the
peaceful occupation of raising fat
beef cattle on their Arizona ranch.
Many of the citizens of Porum be-
lieve that their lives and property
are threatened as long as Starr and
Davis are in the country, and they
are constantly on their guard. This
creates a situation so tense that it is
likely to break into violence at any
moment, and result In further loss
The Anti-Horse Thief association,
composed mainly of farmers and
ranchmen is engaged in an active
campaign the purpose of which is to
put Starr and Davis behind the bars
If possible. A special grand Jury
empanelled immediately after the
battle of Porum failed to bring in
an indictment against Starr and
Davis for murder, as the shooting
was clearly a case of self defense,
against a mob, which had gone arm-
ed and in disguise to the Starr house
for the purpose of getting Starr.
Davis was there and he and Starr as-
sisted by Starr's wife defended the
house, killing three men and wound-
ed several others.
After the refusal of the grand
jury to indict, the A. H. T. A., began
a campaign which resulted in an as-
sessment being levied last week for
$2.50 against each member of four
lodges In the southern portion of the
county, for the purpose of raising a
fund of one thousand dollars to be
used in an attempt to secure an in-
dictment for murder against Starr
For this reason and others, Starr
and Davis, seeing nothing but trouble
ahead of them even if they succeeded
In beating the cases against them,
have decided t0 seek new pastures,
where they can lead a more tranquil
and peaceful life, and where they
hope to be able to re-establish them-
selves and retrieve their shattered
NOTICE OF ELECTION
Notice is hereby given that an el-
ection is called In the following nam
ed School Districts.
Said election to be held on the
15th day of August, 1911, for the
purpose of approving levy for said
School Districts as fixed by the
County Excise Board.
The Districts and levies to be ap-
proved for the same are as follows,
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CHARGE OF FRAUD
(Continued from page one)
torney general to furnish all the pa-
pers and data bearing on the alleged
frauds in connection with govern-
ment coal contracts. The committee
will not recommead that the house
investigate Delegate Wickersham's
charges that Attorney General Wick-
ersham has shielded and protected
"Alaska syndicate criminals."
In a hearing enlivened with fre-
quent and bitter clashes between the
two Wickershams, it developed that
the delegate from Alaska had offered
his legal assistance in 1908 to the
Guggenheim Interests in the North-
western Commercial company for a
salary of $15,000 a year and the
maintainence of office headquarters
Tendered His Services
"Were you ever in the employ of
the Guggenheim interests?" asked
Representative Sterling of Illinois.
"Never" said Delegate Wicker-
"Did they ever seek to employ
"Yes,"said the delegate "Stephen
Bnrch wrote to me in 1908 and ask-
ed if I would take position as counsel
for the Northwestern Commercial
What ditj you say?" asked Mr.
"I said I would take a place as
their counsel for an annual salary of
$15,000, they to equip offices in Se-
attle." said Mr. Wickersham. "After
I answered the letter nothing more
was said about it and they employed
other attorneys. If they had paid
me what I asked 1 would have been
their attorney, and I think that
would have saved them a whole lot
Proof Is Challenged.
"How?" asked Representative Lit-
tleton of New York.
"Through my advice to them to
keep away from criminal practices."
The Alaskan delegate renewed his
.statements that the attorney general
had shielded and protected breakers
of the law representing the Guggen-
heim interest in Alaska. Members
of the judiciary committee frequent-
ly called upon him to prbve state-
ments he made and in some cases
challenged the efficiency of his proof.
Attorney General Wickersham de-
clared the Alaskan delegate's char-
ges called for vigorous denial from
the government officials.
GJe HOME OF
A fEW MORE CUSTOMERS
At the Home of
Ladies Need Not State Age!
Either Sex-Young or Old
Positions Permanent. Apply at Once!
^ ^ ^
A. L. Beckett, Chairman.
Levin C. Winn, Clerk.
The law requires that thirty (30)
per cent of the legal voters in School
Districts must vote in these elections
to make the same a legal election and
a majority of those voting must vote
for the levy or said levy is not legal
and the School Districts will only
have a five mill tax.
Clarence Stewart of Cowlington
was transacting business in the city
New barrettes, combs and belt
pins at E. & W.
BEHOLD THE LAWMAKERS
The most important legislation
we have had in many a day is about
to be enacted. It is nothing less than
the framing of laws which shall fin-
ally govern the organized property
The supreme court referred the to-
bacco trust to the V. S. circuit court
for the second district of New York
with instructions to "create a new
condition out of the elements now
composing it (the trust) which shall
be in harmony with, and not repugn-
ant to, the law"—as the supreme
court revised and amended It.
Who are these lawmakers, the
four men out of 92,000,000 who have
been lifted above tht legislatures of
4 8 states, the house of representa-
tives and the senate of the tnited
Emile H. acombe, Alfred ('. Coxe,
Walter C. Noyes, henry G. Ward.
Ever hear of tliem? They are th<r
newest and the most momentous of
all the trusts, for in their hands o
common c'ny rests ihe power to
make or unmake organized money
and to do justice or injustice to all
the men, women and children of the
Amazing situation! And ye:
"business" is not at all "disturbed"
by the prospect. Perhaps business
feels as Morgan did when he said of
the decision in the trust cases: "En-
tirely satisfactory to me—just as I
As for the people, they've got to
like it. They are up against a court
which they do not elect and can
neither remove nor reverse. So long
as they live under the rule of the
Dead Hand of 1787.—Times-Demo-
Naturally most persons regard
pital punishment as repugnant and
1 right-thinking ones hope for the
ne to come when capital punish-
There are persons who doubt the
?ht of government to inflict the
ath sentence. One writer observes
that such doubt "is often the accom-
paniment of a highly cultivated
mind inclined to indulgence of a ro-
mantic sensibility and believing in
Few are found among these, how-
ever, who doubt the personal right
'of self-defense even to the extent of
taking the life of an assailant. It is
| the right of nature. When men en-
jter society this individual right is
; transferred to society. The commun-
ity may defend itself against enem-
j ies of society and Inflict the death
| sentence if necessary.
I Few doubt the right ot/i nation to
: arm and defend itself from the at-
j tack of an invader. The govern-
ment's right to summon its citizens
to mflitary duty and possible death
I under such circumstances is not
doubted. If it has the control of one
man's life in defense it must have
equal control of another man's life
where he is an offender against so-
But life is a gift of God and cannot
be rightly taken away, many say.
| The same persons find no fault when
'a criminal is sentenced to imprison-
j ment. Yet liberty is also a gift of
'God. If a man may be deprived of
| his personal rights, he may as justly
be deprived of his life.
I The expediency of capital punish-
j ment is questioned. It has been not-
j ed that homicides increase where
capital punishment is eliminated. In
j 1874 it was abolished in Switzerland
i but the increas^V numbers of mur-
1 ders caused it to be relegislated in a
few years. • Colorado abolished it,
but in a year it was re-established.
| Homicides had increased about 50
j per cent.
j Capital punishment does not put
j an end to crimes, but It does reduce
their number. It is undoubtedly a
, deterrent.—Dally Oklahoman.
Lawns at half price at Rogers
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Milam, C. D. State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 21, Ed. 1 Friday, August 4, 1911, newspaper, August 4, 1911; Stigler, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc99168/m1/4/: accessed June 25, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.