State Sentinel (Stigler, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 2, 1921 Page: 4 of 8
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STATE SENTINEL, STIGLER, HASKELL COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. JUNE 2. 1921.
TA* pkomtBS PAPtaS'
Published every Thursday, at its office on Third Street, one block North
of Midland Valley Depot, in the town of Stigler, Oklahoma, by Virgil L.
Henderson. , Phones, office 11; residence 256
VIRGIL L. HENDERSON, Editor and Proprietor
Entered at the post office at Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma, as sec-
ond class matter, February 21st, 1906, under act of Congress of
March 3rd, 1879.
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SI NDAY BASEBALL j that Stigler is a good town to visit
| and t live in—in other words that
Thefe has been quite a bit of dis-1 U U a "Uve one'" From an advet"
cussion during the past few days onj''Bing MandP°lm the Sunday game is
the question of Sunday baseball in ! worth lots t0 a town" But >'ou say
Stigler. We favor having Sunday j,ha' is """^rcializing the Sabbath
games for several reasons. J1 hat may be true. The world is
The game of baseball is played alt'lnade up of different kin<ls of people,
over America, and even its strongest j but they aU al e ™ one when u comes
opponents have never said that it!,0 moDey~ a11 of them want more of
was morally degrading. There are ''
no Influences about the game that | 11 has been our observation that
will make a man think less of Ills towns ^at 'Tave baseball on Sunday
Creator or that will make him be less!afternoons' also have the lar«er con'
a Christian. If the game were oth-' sregations at church on Sundaj
'erwise than clean, there would be! The people feel better and
lots of room for opposition. It be-|do not want to stay home after see-
ing the case that baseball is not de-, ln« a £°od ball game, so they all get
grading morally or detrimental to'out to church—an(l Ihey are Wide-
the moral or religious development ; awak«". their red blood is circulating
of the people, why should there"!?: and ,hey make 6°od audiences. It
.such a row about playing it on Sun- they s't around the house or loaf the
Sunday baseball has already causeo'
more harm to the cautfe of religion
than all the games that would have
been played here all this season.
Last ye^i was the first year that
j i here had been any ball games
; played in Stigler on Sunday for gev-
| eral years. What was the effect on
the people? Were they morally
fall than they were before? We do
not think so. We think that the
records will show just the opposite.
We have no ill feeling toward any-j
one who differs with us on this or
other matters of opinion. Each man
and woman in America is guarantees
the right of free thought and free
speech under the constitution.
There are a great many people in
Stigler who want to see baseball on
Sunday. There are also a great
many who do not want to see it, but
they go one step further—they do
not want those who want to see a
game on Sunday to see it. Which
side is in the majority we do not
know. There is only one way to
find out. The proposition was put
before the city council that an elec-
tion be tyeld so that each voter could
speak for himself. The election was
not to cost the city a penny. Was
that a fail proposition?
We say "Let The Majority Rule."
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POWERS ON DISARMAMENT
The question as applied locally de-
volves about the proposition as to
when most people can see the games.
The financial condition of the coun-
try this year is such that most of the
merchants and laborers about town
can not afford to lose the time from
their business or occupation during
the week to see a game. Sunday Is j °ther things that people can do be-
the only day that this class of ,peo-!sides Soing to a ball game on Sunday
pie can do as they like. Those that!ai,ernoon- That is aIso true- But
do not enjoy a game of baseball do if 11 is done for the same things th&;
not go to see them, but they have|we t0 a 1)811 &anie f°r it comes id
other amusements and pleasures that the same class, aDd therefore is as
they enjoy, ad they pursue them un- bad as a ball game. Again v/by dis-
streets most of the day Sunday, peo-
ple are timed out, and if they have
been reading, they are drowsy and
sleepy. They may go to church, just
to have some place to go, but they
are not as attentive as they would
be if they had had some form of
amusement or recreation during the
afternoon. But you say there are
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Nations Before Opening
molested. Why discriminate against
the national game?
From a financial standpoint, the
game is not self-supporting during
the week, and killing the game in
Stigler on Sunday practically means
that it will cease altogether, unless
the people make up a sum of money
to defray expenses.
What is the life of a town? Peo-
ple go to their nearest trading point
to buy their goods, and if there is no
entertainment features, it becomes a
matter of cold business to them.
Have you not heard it said that Stig-
ler was a dead town? Why do peo-
ple say such things? Because after
they have done their buying, there
is nothing to interest them, and nat-
uarly when they are looking for so-
ciability, they go where there is
something going on. Sunday base-
ball games will bring people from
miles around to town, they enjoy the
game, spend a few hours in town,
visiting the different places tha*
Stigler is proud of, get acquainted
with folks here and from other parts
of the country go home at, night
feeling good and telling their friends
criminate against baseball?
Another view. It he been one 01
the mainstays of tho American gov-
ernment that all men are free. One
clasr hPi never been able for long to
take the freedom from another class.
We all enjoy the thought that Amer-
ica is free, but that is fast becoming
only a memory that has been handea
down to us from generations long
dead. Why did the- Pilgrims leave
England? Why did the toys of '79
fight and die on the heroic fields of
Concord and Bunker Hill? Their
lights were being taitpered with.
They felt that the rule they had been
living under was not their idea of
fairness and justice. Tuac is getMng
away from the subject a little, but a
few thoughts of the things that they
fought and died for will not be amiss
in Stigler at this time.
The agitation in our city against
worse and religiously weaker last
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When In Need of
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guarded, are negro prisoncis captur-
ed with gu.is during the tray. Ne-
gro domestics wero taken from do-
mestic quarters and moved to tho
Hcwland Spirited Am ay.
iDck Rowland, the negro charged
with assault, was removed from the
county jail during the night to a
place of safety unreve&led.
He was spirited out of* town at L
o'clock this morning by deputies
from Sheriff McCullough's office.
They refused to divulge his where-
abouts. Officers said the black would
be given a speedy trial just as soon
as the situation quieted down to per-
mit it and the case wilf be tarnsfei--
red to another jurisdiction If it is
found impossible to try him here.
They gave assurance he would be
Washington, May 31.—"Informal jj
feel«ru" with respect to an interna- fj
tional agreement for a reduction of H
armaments already have been put out H
by the American government, it was lj
learned today, in high administration I U
quarters. The purpose, it is under- j U
stood, is to develop the attitude ot ; jj
foreign governments on the questions jij
before any formal negotiations are: p
The approaches already made are . E
understood to have been conveyed i jS
through American representatives jj
- itting informally in the allied coun-! |jj
cils and it is believed that the con-1 !§
versations have been more or ,'ess of H
aji incidental character.
May Coma Before Council. m
The administration has indicated p
...... . ... , its belief that the subject could wellE
fuUyjmnished if found guilty of the fce considered by the gupreme councll;|
but officials have pointed out that it jj
would not be broached formally to jj
the council by the United States since j§|
ibis government is represented ~||||||
there only in an unofficial capacity, j '
Information has reached Washing-
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Rowland is accused of attacking &
white orphan girl in an elevator.
The trouble began Tuesday night
wish the gathering of a mob or
whites at the county court houst.
where Rowland was held. Soon
armed blacks came on the scene, af-
ter the whites and blacks had faced'
each other for some time, the firsi
shot was reported fired by a black
when a white attempted to wrest a
gun from a negro. The whites were
reported to have been unarmed.
A fusilade of bullets followed
which continued throughout the.
night. Stores were broken into and
all guns and ammunition seized ana
Street Cars Stopped.
All roads and bridges were under
guard by armed posses. Street car
service was suspended and a number
of business places were closed.
As the negroes were rounded up
they were herded into convention
hall under guard. The police sta-
tion was filed to overcrowding with
negroes and it was then that the;-
were taken to convention hall. Au-
tomobiles were returning from the
negro district loaded with men and
women. Gangs of negro men were
driven in solid formation through
the streets to places of safety whero
they could be guarded.
After the arrest of Rowland was
taken to the courthouse and later
lodged in the jail, which is on an up-
per floor of the building. Early in
the night motor cars containing arm-
ed guards appeared on the streets
and headed for the courthouse.
A crowd of 200 negroes surround-
ed the building. Armed white men
soon began gathering. The situa-
tion grew more serious as the crowds
The first known shot was fired
soon after dark when a police officer
attempted to disarm a negro. Ac-
cording to the officer, the negro re-
sisted and was shot dead.. His body
lay in the street more than three
hours. A white man was killea
shortly afterward at the courthouse.
Meantime the crowds had reached
such proportions that the authorities
realized the situation was beyona
their control and a call was sent to
Governor Robertson for troops. The
governor directed Adjutant General
Charles F. Barrett to take any steps
necessary to handle the trouble. The
adjutant general ordered out three
companies of guardsmen here ana
sent instructions to commanding of-
ficers in a number of near by towns
to be prepared to rush men here on
We have Hastains Index, Index and Final Rolls,
Blue Print of Haskell County
A bad taste In the mouth comes
from a disordered stomach and slug-
gish state of the bowels. Herbini
corrects the trouble immediately, it
purifies the bowels, helps digestion,
and sweetens the breath. Price 60
cents. Sold by Stigler Drug Com-
ton, howeve'r, which leads those close 1 Chester was living in her apartment
to the administration to believe that the nighty of the murder.
som^ other government, prompted by j Chester ic a big man, 6 feet, 2
the informal suggestions of the Un-' inches in height and broad in pro-
lted States, may make the disarms- portion. His hair is cut pompadour
ment question an actual issue before fashion, closely clipped around the
the council in the near future. edges, he has gray eyes, a large nose,
The process is expected here to b#!is smooth shaven, and smiles fre-
a slow one and generally the beliel j quently.
is held that the "informal feelers* j Since his recapture at Broken
will be the only one direct action; Bow, Neb., last November, and two
taken now by President Harding in < attempts at suicide which Chestei-
response to the Borah amendment to made in the jail there, the defendant
the naval bill requesting that the has not spoken, it is said,, and his at-
chief executive begin negotiations j torneys contend that he has lost the
for a disarmament agreement.' power of speech as a result of mis-
An Investigation. | treatment at the hands of his cap-
Appointment of a committee to in- tors. He has communirated with
vestigate the needs of and problem*' his lawyers by writing notes since
in connection with soldiers bonus: the trial began and is making his re-
legislation was announced today byjsponses asked him on the stand in
Chairman Penrose of the senate fin- ; the same manner.
ance committee. Senator McCumber ! • x
republican, North Dakota, is chair-1 Cases of oak or ivy poisoning
man of the committee, and the other . should be treated with Ballard's
epublicanorr now is the time for all ■ Snow Liniment. It is antiseptic and
members of the committee are Sen- healing and a splendid remedy foi
ators Sutherland, republican. West J SUCh troubles. Three sizes, 30c, 60c
Virginia, and Walsh, democrat, Mas- j and $1.20 per bottle. Sold by The
sachusetts. Stigler Drug Company.
The committee will go into the x
questions of costs to the government, I
administration and various other j SENATE VOTES *494.000.000
probems that the government i F0R VSE op jj. g. NAVY
would face in putting such legisla- j
tion into ecect. It will also inquire j
as to the actual need of such legisla-
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Washington, June 1. The senate
finally passed Wednesday the navy |
I. O. O. F.
Meets Wednesday 7:30 o'clock
P. M. Visitors invited to attend.
• OMAR HUDSON, N. G.
J. M. BYRD, Secretary.
CHESTER TELLS STORY
OF HIS LIFE ON STAND
Kansas City, Mo., June 1.—An-
swering questions with a pencil and
paper, Denzel Chester went in the
witness stand this morning. Chester
is a motor car mechanic. He Is
charged with the killing of Florence
Barton, society girl and daughter ot
a wholesale shoe . merchant, near
87th street and Blue Ridge Road, as
she sat in a motor car with) her
fiance, Howard Winter, the night of
October 2, 1920. Miss Barton died
on her way to a hospital.
Chester told of his early life, be-
ing born and reared in Rich Hill,
and later working as a blacksmith in
Kansas City. He was married in
Rich Hill, he said. He told of his
acquaintance with Ernest McKown,
and -said that on the night of Octo-
ber 2 he was living at a rooming
Souse run by Hartnett. Hartnett
had previously testified to the same
effect, and yesterday Fred Roberts,
also charged with murder in connec-
tion with Miss Barton's death, said
Chester was living at Hartnett's
place October 2. Mrs. Blanche
Ryan, state witness, has testified
appropriation bill, carrying about
i $494,000,000, and including the
Borah amendment requesting the
president to Initiate a disarmament
conference between the United States
and Great Britain and Japan.
The vote on passage was 54 to 17.
Five republicans, Capper, (Kan.) La
Follete and eLnroot, (Wis.) Nor-
beck, (S. D.) and Norris, (Neb.)
voted, against the bil.
The twelve democratic opponents
Dial, South Carolina; Glass, Vir- (jjenj*
ginla; Harris, Georgia; Harrison,
Mississippi; Heflin, Alabama; Hitch-'
cock, Nebraska; King, Utah; Pom-
erene, Ohio; Sheppard, Texas; Stan-
ley, Kentucky; Trammell, Florida;
CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR PROGRAM
Sunday, June 5, 1921.
Song: "Count Your Blessings."
Song: "Just Like His Great Love."
Silent Prayer, concluded by Lord's
Scripture Reading—Matt. 6; 7-15,
Song: "Onward Christian Sol-
WHY THAT HEADACHE?
When you know the cause of a dis-
ease a cure may often be effected.
This is particularly true of headache.
Headache often results from consti-
pation or a disordered condition of
the stomach which may be correctea
by taking a dose or two of Chamber-
lain's Tablets. Try It. These tab-
lets are easy to take and mild and
gentle in effect.
"Whose Business Is It To Save
The World?"-—Mr. Mullen.
"Why Does God Care Just As Much
for China as for America?"—Linnle
"How Would You Like to be a For
eign Missionary?"—Gladys Johnson?
"What Will the World Be Like
When Christ's Kingdom Comes?"—
Blackboard Exercise by Intermedi-
Quartet — Mesdames Mullen and
Ward; Messrs. Logan and Jones.
Special Music—Inez Perkey.
Pianist—Bessie May Wadley.
Scnr Leader—Lena May Moss.
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