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Ardmore, Monday, September 29, 1913
THE DAILY ARDMOREITE
In This Good Year of 1913
The best wheat raised in the United States was raised
in Southern Oklahoma. The choicest wheat of South
ern Oklahoma is put into
We have purchased new wheat from the fields of Car
ter, Love, Marshall, Pontotoc, Murray, Gatvin and
Johnston counties. Wheat from this section this year
makes the best flour in the entire wheat belt of the na
tion. Try a sack of Victor. At all leading grocers.
Ardmore Milling, Co.
Not long after Weeks was killed, j
the special (rain bearing tho Natchez I
guardsmen arrived and this seemed to ,
hao cowed the desperado. As they,
were detrainng the crowd rushed the i
seedhouse. Not a shot greeted them
and as tho leaders went into the place
with drawn weapons, they saw Jones i
completely unnerved but not injured, j
They quickly placed a rope around his j
neck and rushed h,m to tho coal ! Nakada
JAPANESE SLAIN IN FRISCO.
Termer lnterpreter Believed Mur
dered by White Slavers.
.m Francisco, Sept. 2S. J. 1!. a
'ida. a wealthy Japanese merchant
"!!; for many years official hit
i' !ir in the police courts, was
i-sinati.l today while walking along
'lie hallway of his office building
was shot in the back, tw
chute. As tho negro was drawn up. ! '"'Hi ts piercing his lungs.
BLOOD FLOWS IN
JJUJll 1 1
SEVEN, WOUND OTHERS.
LYNCHED BY MOB.
Mississippi Valley railroad, shot in
breast, leg and arm, dangerous; Wil
liain McCaleb, shot in leg and thigh;
William Kienstley, son of Frank, shot
in hand; William Dennis, shot in leg;
W. C. Bond, shot in leg.
The shooting was started by Walter
Jones, aged 20, In the negro quarter
where the woman and Thead Gray
son were shot and killed. Walter then
went to the home of his mother and
aroused his brother, IS years old. To
gether they proceeded through the
main street of the little town, Tiring
at everyone in sight. Citizens aroused
by the shots peered out of windows
and then hastened to sover.
Shoot Down Constable.
The negroes went to the home of
tho ropo broke and he fell heavily to
the groutni. Not a word or act of
j protest came from Jones as a larger
ropo was drawn around his neck and
again ,he was pulled up and the
! crowd looked on as he strangled to
The crowd went to the home of the
negroes w here they found two negro
men, and were about to lynch them,
but were persuaded not to by officers.
It seems certain that the Jones ne
groes had planned details of their
murderous night, as they were well
armed and had a vlentiful supply of
ammunition. Their mother said one
of them had remarked that ho was
going to "shoot up" tho town, but she
thought he was Joking.
Harrison, Miss., Sept. 21 Two drug
crazed negroes, brothers, ran amuck
here early Sunday, and before they
were killed and the attendant disor
der quelled, three white men, three
negro men and a negro woman were
shot to death and five white persons , former Constable Frank Kne.istley, and
and several negros wounded. A seri- when he amo to the door he was
ous clash between the races was pro-J shot through tho head. Death was
vented by the arrival of a company j instantaneous. Kneistley's son, Wil
of militia from Natchez aboard a : liam grabbed for a gun when he saw
special train. his father fall, hut before he could
The trouble started about 2 o'clock ; Are ho received a bullet in one of his
No one saw the murder. The po
iii-e ascribe It to Japanese whit
Livers. Nakada had incurred the
nmity o fcertain Japanese, who be
veil be had given Information to
ho federal authorities which resulted
in the deportation of .Tapani se worn
'a as undesirable aliens. Nakada lwv
i wife and three children.
Sunday morning and continued inter
mittently until 10 o'clock, when Wal
ter Jones, the elder of the two negro
youths, who started the firing, was
lynched just after tho soldiers ar
rived. His brother, Will, had been
nhot by citizens earlier In the day.
Soon after, people, who had barricad
ed themselves In their homes, began
to cautiously emerge from their hid
ing places, and by noon the town was
quiet. No further disorder 13 antici
pated. The dead are:
SHERIFF G. 13. HAMMETT of Jef-
lerson county, snot wnue leauing a (
The Yazzoo and Mississippi Valley
depot is near the Kneistley home, and
the two negroes walked in that direc
tion. A train had arrived from Nat
chez just a few minutes before and
Conductor E. B. Appleby was stand
ing at the station taJking to the flag
man, Bond. Without warning the tvj
negroes fired on them and both fell.
Then they directed their fire at Claude
Freeman, who was waiting for a train.
He was instantly killed. The negroes
next opened fire on the train, terror!:;
ing many of the passengers, and af
ter it left turned their attention to
posse to where the negroes were in 'a sleeping car from Natchez, which
Former Constable FRANK KE1NST
LEY, shot at his homo after being
called to a door.
CLAUDE FREEMAN, white, of Fay
ette, shot at railway station while
awaiting a train.
JOHANNA AIKEN, negro.
TOM WEEKS, negro.
JESS-EE THOMPSON, negro.
THEAD GRAYSON, negro; killed
(luring promiscuous shooting.
WALTER AND WILL JONES, ne
Wounded: Orin Gillis, former sher
iff, shot In shoulder and may die; A.
B. Appleby, conductor of the Yazzoo-
and let us put in your g-lass
before the) cold weather.
We know how. All kinds
of mill work done pron pt
Ardmore : Oklahoma
was left on .the' tracks to lie picked
up by the through train froir. Mem
phis to New Orleans. Many windows
of the sleeping car were broken, but
none of the passengers were hurt.
Next the negroes made their w,ay
to a cotton seed warehouse, where
they barricaded themselves.
Frightened citizens by this time had
gathered their wits and telephoned
for Sheriff Ilamthett at Fayette, who
arrived about 5 o'clock accompanied
by Sheriff Gillis. A small crowd of
men were firing into the seedhouse,
but no one had ventured to lead the
posse to the place. Taking a few
men with him, Sheriff Ilammett, heav
ily armed, started toward the seed
house. Seeing this move, it Is he
lieved Walter Jones took to the tall
grass nearby and as Ifamniett neared
the negro fired, killing tho sheriff in-
Rtantly. A shot from the seedhouse
brought down Gillis.
By this time the countryside had
been aroused and farmers came pour
Ing in from every direction. A crowd
assembled at the seedhouse. A call
was sent to Governor Brewer for
Desperadoes Both Strung Up.
Finding his hid'ng place too pre
carious Will Jones started to run to
ward a coal chute nearby, but ha 1
! gone only a few steps when a bullet
ended his life. A rope was placd
, around the body and It was strung
I uii to a telegraph pole near the sta
tion and became a target for every
one not shooting at the seedhouse.
Foon after Will was killed, W-allcr
picked Tom Weeks, a negro, off tho
coal chute. Either the bullet wound
or the fall would have killed him.
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of the skin all over the face and
pcalp. Doctors and skin specialists
failed to help. We tried Dr. Hobson s
Eczema Ointment and were overjoyed
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WILL C. SCRIVNER,
THE UP TO NOW GROCER
WILL SHORTEN VERDIGRIS RIVER
I bay in car lots and can sell for
less. I,. D. Mason, hay, grain, flour
and feed. 20 i West Main street.
THE DEMURRER OF BENDICTINE
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SCHOOL BOOKS, WALL PAPER, PAINTS
T. N. COLEMAN'S DRUG STORE
Outline, Okla., Sept. 2S. The trial
which has occupied the attention of
the Ixjgan county district court since
early Friday in which Miss Anna
Lowrey, a former nun, asked for
damages amounting to $17,tC0 from
the congregation of the Benedictine
Sisters, was suddenly ended late Sat
urday by Judge A. II. Huston sustain
ing a demurrer of the defendants to
the evidence of the plaintiff, thus
taking the case from the jury and
ordering the case dismissed.
For eleven years Anna Ijowrey was
known at the St. Joseph's retreat,
near Guthrie, as Sister Justina, where
she was a teacher. In her petition
she set up her claim for life support
as she had entered the congregation
for life, and when the authorise-
tried to get rid of her, and she was
forced finally to leave, sh,; claimed
that they had iolated tho rules ami
the agreement under which she form
ed her life connection with the I'cn
cvlictine uionasticism and that she
was entitled to support for the r-- J
mainder of her natural life basel
on the established expectancy, which
she has figured out as above.
The evidence introduced during th" j
two days was strongly sustaining i
her contentions, but during her cross- I
examination by the defense the rule-
of the Benedictine uionasticism wi re
read to her and to each of them
she admitted having subscribed and
pledged her implicit obedience. Tie y
not only required absolute obedience
but life work also, and she admitt- d
all even to the rule which subjected
iier body to the lash for disobedience.
After the defense had succeeded :u
having all these rules read into th-
ecord, then the usual demurrer wu-
made and after argument it was su-
tained by the court. It is certain
hat the case will be appeali d.
Reclamation Work in Wagoner Coun
ty Eegins Soon.
Muskogee, Okla., Sept. 2S - Th
work of reclaiming Dl.ooo acres of land
in Wagoner County nnd the shorten
ing of tho erdigris River within that
county over twenty miles, will begin
on October 13, which is tho date tho
((infractor has set for the commence
ment of operations. Tho contract has
been let to Spangler & Co.., and it is
estimated that the final cost will be
'0,000, or about $1 per acre.
The plan to reclaim the fertile bot
tom lands of tho Verdigris Valley,
which in spring now overflow to n
depth of several feet, was a pet hob
by of Col. Gid Sleeper of Wagoner
chairman of tho board of county com
missioners. The land along the Ver
digris is cut into hundreds of peirn
sulas by the bends of tile river, and it
is estimated that there are a hundred
miles of old stream bed in the county
from whicli the river has shifted entirely.
By d'gging four miles of ditch 100
feet wide and twenty feet deep, the
river will bo diverted to a straight
lino and a permanent channel secur
ed, so that all danger of overflow will
be eliminated The ditch will bo bor
dered by a right of way 100 feet
wide on each side, so that It can be
enlarged, if necessary, to handle the
water during flood time.
When the river has been shortened,
the laiid in tho district will be sold or
made available, for use hy the present
Don't Wait for the
Wood to Show
Before You Paint!
Postponing painti:v' is h!.e puttie.e- off
payment of taxes. Y u arL- ;mly inline
expense. The wise nun paints often, so
that there is always a pietet tinj film if
paint between hn limine and tlic elements.
1 lie more durable the paint, the less often
tins must ne done.
1 lie ni(t durable paint in the world is
Collier White Lead
' I 'M! ell Iti.y Trade M.'irkl
And Firo Unseed Oil
when mixed to suit the conditions of i'
wood. All cnod painters do it this .. .
Make sure that yours docs it, too. and th..t
lie uses Dutch lioywhitcle.nl and Imstvdoi!.
Drop in at our stoic and o.rt our' luit:.
Points." containing valuable suireeMi.ms o:i
selectine, color schemes for inside and out
side your home.
Ardmore Wallpaper, Paint
and Glass Company.
owners. Land that is now ony a feed
ing ground for wild ducks and geese,
will become worth a hundred dollars
an ncro overnight. There Is good
hardwood timber on all of the laud,
which will practically pay an Investor
for clearing the land. .Most of the
land is owned privately, however, and
tho funds to inaugurate the project
w ero secured by the format ion of a
drainage district and levying assess
ments. Tho fact that much of the
land was Indian full-blood land and
non-assessable, halted the project for
a tlmo, but an appropriation of $:'H,-
000 by the federal government to cov
er such assessments has enabled the
rapid completion of arrangements.
Hess. (iov. Cruet, probably will ac
cept the invitation to make tho ad
dress of welcome, as that appears to
nave neeii mo custom of governors
of the state's where the congress has
been held. He will, of course, be on
the program when the povernors of
other states hold their session and bo
guests of the congress. It has been
suggested that !ov. ('nice could then
get rid of the address which he did
not get to deliver before the gover
nors' conference at Colorado Springs.
Tile congress will lie policed by
members of the Tulsa infantry com
pany of the Oklahoma National fiuard.
They are to bo paid $1.50 per day and
CRUCE INVITED TO SPEAK.
Also Invited to Move Capitol to Tulsa
for Dry Farming Congress.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 2S
Oovernor Cruce has been invited to
niako tho address of welcome at the
Dry Farming Congress on its opening
lay, Oct. 22, nnd to transfer his of
fice to Tulsa from Oct. L'7 to Nov. 1,
when the congress closes. The (lover
nor has agreed to do the latter, pro-
led Tulsa or the congress meets
the expenses, which probably will be
one. It is his Intention to take an
office forse to Tulsa for that week
sufficient to transact the state's bus!-
Ardmore a Good Town.
Ardmoro is a mighty good town,
worthy of tho best of everything.
That's why we have Joined the Amer
ican Drug and Tress Association and
offer to our people tho Meritol line
of preparations, made by the Associa
tion and sold only through its mem
bers. There is nothing like these
goods, guaranteed In every way. Wo
want Ardmoro people t0 have tho
best thero is, so wo offer you this
lino. Ask to sen Meritol goods. F. J.
Ramsey, Local Agent.
Stop and read tho Want Ads.
of arranging the details for
t aeh and every funeral entrust
ed to our care leaves with
these upon whom wo wait a
feeling of confidence and sat
isfaction that the last offices
were performed with such per
fect harmony as 10 lessen the
sadness connected with such
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ations to handle anything from our dehcatc piano
to moving your house. 291 will get us.
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