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FIENDISH CRIME OF
Girl Wife of Farmer Near Sharp Pot
Offce Aaulted By an Un
OkwuU-ee, OUa , May 2K While
picking t-tn-tnbv -ht'-nJ.iy after
noon In a field near Sharp pout office,
ft hafnb-t eiht tulle oJthwett. of
here, located in til" idfiity of t!i-TljC'-r
fiat ml field. Mrs. Spailiinj
Whitecotton. fift'-en year old. w.i
suddenly eled by an liiuddiUfH-d
negro, beaten Into InHcnMbility and
flMdihly at?anltd Thf re were no
wltneHKc to the dantardly act and the
negro wade good hi cHcape. The
locality 1 rt-mot and th unconM ions
young woman lay In the field during a
heavy ihoer and wan not di oven-d
until Ilarw l'Jt k-rintr. a fanner,
chanced to find Ii'-r.
He carried her to a hoje where
the was revived and told her mory.
Pickering at oik e notified lu-arby
farmer and oil wu and a poht-e wan
formed Immediately. lilood hound
were ecur-d but owliiK to the fact
that the heavy rain had fallen the
doK were unable to take the trail.
Th; j,cfro'n foot print w-re plainly
CONUEO AT GUTHRIE
Guthrie, Ok!i., May !:. The at
tempt on the part of the fe!-ral gov
ernment to prosecute t;nerri-ir Has
kell Ki,d !ii aio-oc iat- is b'ir.K Sev
erely ii!iHM-d here. The latent rn-ve.
that of dlfMiiltsKinx a (crar.d j'iry be
cailH"' they failed to ci.c .!. H !
deiji e to warrant a tru" b:!l. and the
aumnioiiinK of another trrand j'iry in
the hope that it W'iil be more (jld.lh'e
in regarded hy many as an unwar
ranted and tyrannical a tin. Every
attempt of this character serves to
ctrenpthen the governor hold upon
the affetloii of the jn-opU-, ai:d ccn
though the federal j-'overnuieut i-'uc-ceee
in KnditiR iiry that will fin
ally do the will of the prosecutor in
thi matter, there is no fear of an
ultimate r onv i tion.
SIXTY-TWO NATIONAL BANKS
LESS THAN LAST YEAR
Wiit-hlnjUon, May 2'). Owing to the
Oklahoma deposit guarantee law,
whhh went Into effect in February,
Vj!)H, tie re has been a dec rease In the
htate during the year of i.ixt y-heven
The statement of the 212 national
bunk, art kIvi ii by the report of con
dition on April H, r.n)!t, kIiowh a de-
vHble, however, In the Hoft ground j rea.-e In loan and eim.oiiiit teine-e
and h- via tracked to the vicinity of the last ( all, February IW.i, of
Wolf Lake, J,it across the river p". and u dec rease in the same item
front Okinuif.ee, There the tilal wan as nhown a year bko, May H, lioj. of
Jot and the poe-meti spread out for II ,ffK..,H!H).
a thorough n at.h of the vMiiity. j Individual deposits nhow a loss of
HiierifT Vance and hi dcpulle J.,in-( c-l..i7.'l in e tin- last ( all. but a vain
td, in the i-earch KcourihK li.e ('ana- "f "' I. VMl over a year ny,.
diati river bottonm. ''"lal reHourccH show a lost of $:!,-
Word was received from the heard,- tMi,XC, nlnce the last call and a Iosm
c-rx late laf-t iitRlit that the iu rid Ih be
lieved to bo Hiirroiinded In th" low
JandH near the Canadian river. It M
confidently expeited that If ne Ih cap
tured 1k will b lym bed on the npot.
Th iu-jf.ro wan deH(ilhe by Mirt,
Whitecotton an being heavy aet, wear
ing blue ov rallrt, a brown coat, black
Bhlrt and blai k hat. Thin (l"Hi rip
tloti tallleH with that of an unknown
negro who wan Keen In th oil liehl r
rently awkliiK for work.
Mrs. Whitecotton Ih a mere blip
of a gill. beiuR fifteen years old, and
wan married about a month up). Her
hiiKband In niteen yeaiH of tige.
While hIip Is Hiifferlnjt from the ter
rible ordeal, having been beaten In
to Insei'ViHIIity there Is every reanon
to believe that nh will recover.
The entire . community Is aroused
to ti whlt beat and today the pon-
of 12, 422, ?,'' over a year ajto.
CATTLEMEN KILL THREE
THOUSAND HEAD OF SHEEP
I'.y Akkck lated 1'l'esH.
(Irand .Jum tloii. Colo., May 20. '
File Blieep tamp of Taylor IlrotheiH,
near Atcliea, Colo, -was raided by a
band of cattlemen yeaterday. Three
blieep herders were beaten Into In
HetiHiblllty? The raiders then killed
three tliouKaud bead of sheep and
WAGONER SELLS BONDS
I AT $2,800 PREMIUM.
were uuKinented by large num-
her of lie n from Okmulgee end Wagoner, Okla., May 20. The bids
from the Butroundlug community, de- opened Tue.hiy for the nale of
tfrmliied to bunt the negro down and 1,10 $-"'.000 bond Issu of Wagoner
dedatlng lft retribution when he "'intv, the proceeds of which are to
he expended in the building of bridges
improvement of roads and the erec-
Oklahoma City, Okla., May The tlon of a court 1iouhi and county jail,
poese was tl!l hunting this morning , The bond will be Hold to John Nc
for the negro, who yesterday near ween fi Co,, of Chicago, the bent bid
Okmulgee nttucked a young white ders, w ho offered a premium of 12 X'O
woman. The woman it Is believed was for entire Issue.
not Beilously hurt. There Is Mill talk 1 The bonds are to run for twenty
of lynching the negro if caught.
and twenty five years, bearing 4'a per
' cent interest,
FIRST ENCAMPMENT OF
Proecutioni Not Abated.
(iilthlle, Okla , M:ty I?), -Ill All opiu-
UlllTm nil llinHII 1 n 1 (I '"" 1-i,,,"r '"ninilsHoner Oougher
Nlltll uMAHUmA b. A. n. nmu h,
regard to violations of the tight hour
law before t.,e parage tf (he new
liw by the last legislature. Attonuy
lleuelal Wist holds that, pi ose( tit ions
under the former law were not abated
by the passage of the new law. lien
era I West holds that the stationary
engineers employed at a city water
plant or plant controlled by the mil
nh jpaMty ami the hetpeis around sin h
plants would he mibjet ( to the eight
Muskogee, okla , May IS --The nine
teenth annual encampment of the !.
A. It. of Oklahoma, convened here to
day, but the eci asloti marks the first
regular state em aiupiuent of the vet
erans owing to the fact that V. hen the
(!. A. It of Oklahoma and the U. ,, It
of Indian Tctrkoiy hdd their encamp
tneiitH in liuthiie last year they amal
gamated and hereafter will meet as
The session of the (J. A. I. w HI
be held In Convention hall, the au
ditorium of w hh !i has been splendidly
State met tings of the Ladle of the
(1 A, It, Bird the Woman's Relief
Corps Will also be held mini idental
with the (1. A. K. encampment.
INDIAN AGENT BAKER
ARRESTED ON TWO CHARGES
lloldenvllle, Okla., May lS. l'nlted
Ktates Ulstikt Indian Agent William
A. llakcr, was arrested In this city yea
terday on two charge, one for crlin
lnal libel and the necond for fluborna
tloti of perjury. He gave a two hun
dred dollar bond In the first ease nnd
a live hundred dollar in the Hicond,
The arrest grew out of a ale of
land by an Indian woman to Joch
lnan, the allegation of the complaint
Matins' that Huker persuaded the In
dian to make false affdavlt to the
effect that she did not make the pur
The Central State Normal School.
The fall term of the Central State
Normal sclusd will open on Septem
ber 13, lii!i, and will continue thir
teen weeks. Ihirlng the past year,
this sclusd has enrolled 1t4t students
and to May 1st this year 2:2. The
timing year promise to be even
larger. The whoo! has a tarefully
selec ted faculty" and Is well equipped
for high grade work In all depart
ments offered In the best normal
Hoard and room can be had at from
$.'!,00 to f3r,0 per week. Free tuition
no fees no dues.
For catalogue, write to Jamea A.
Mctjiuchlln, president. Kdniond. Oklahoma.
Help Supply Dower.
The flower committee requests ev
erybody to help In providing flower
for Decoration Day. I'lease tie the
flower In unmll bunches and send to
the court house on the morning of
May 27th, 1909.
There are 1,600 grave In our ceme
tery and If everyone will bring or
"0 bunche of flower, all the graves
can be decorated. I'lease heed thi
Vinita Memorial Day
Program for May 27
KANSAS CITY STOCK
The cTEmiUee on arrangements and
program for Memorial Day, Km:, re
port the following outline of exercises
for observance of the day.
Day of observance, Thursday, May
School c hildren assembU1 at onrt
house at 'J .'!') o'c io k a. m . in charge
of superintendent and tenchers. Form
in line for distribution of ilags and
march north on Wilson street to
Cray's htalde, where they take vehi
cle tranfportation to cemetery.
Marsha! of the day Sam Ridc-n-hour
and Cash Wilkinson.
I'rocesion forma on Wilson street
at court house In charge of Marshals
at 10 o'clock a. m In the following
State militia In charge of Captain
Wagon of flowers.
' School children.
Veterans In carriages.
Spanish American War Veterans, in
Citizen in carriages.
March to cemetery north on WiL-soi:
fitreet to Tahlecpjah avenue, cast on
Tahlequah avenue to Second street,
thence to cemetery.
Fxer ises t cemetery.
Assembble at monument to unknown
I'rayer Rev. J. J. iJonneH.
Address on -rnkonwn Jiead" O. L.
Distribution of flowers by militia,
under Captaiu Goodpasture.
Dispersal for exercises at Auditor
ium at 2:"0 o'clock p. m.
Kxercises at Auditorium beginning
at 2 o'clock p. m.
Call to order.
Music Song by Vinita Quauette,
iead by F. H. Davidson.
invocation Itev. J. K. Perching.
Address Rev. A. J. Williams, rep
resenting Spanish American War Vet
erans. Address Rev. J. M. Cautre.ll. rep
resenting Confederate Veterans.
Recitation "The RIuc and the
dray" Rose M. Cill.
Address Rev. Robert F. Church,
representing I'nion Veterans.
1'tenedlc tlon Rev, D. K. Beatty.
Song "My Country TIs 01 Thee"
Quartette and audience, lead by K. 11.
IS AROUSED OVER
BUIli OF TEtlT
Adherents of Bulgirt Aid Judge Alex
ander Engage in Warm Tilt at
Okmulgee, Ok!a, May Fxc ite-
meiit wrought to fever pit ; h prevails
throughout tbi-i c ity over the burning
early Tuesday morning of the tent
in which have been h!d the- revival
services conducted by Rev. K. J.
As a result of the rleep feeling
aroused by the destruction of the
tent, which fs attributed to incen
diarism, a mass meetlug called by the
law and order league was held In the
opera house yesteiday afternoon and
funds were raised by popular sub
scription to make good the loss.
After toe money had been raised
Rev. IHilgin made a speech in which
he roundly denounced County Judge
Alexander. Judge Alexander, who
was In the audience, Immediately re
plied In like vein declaring that he
had heard many things concerning
Rev. Rulgln that reflected deeply on
the; character of the evangelist, but
that he had refrained from making
This precipitate d a warm discussion
participated In by adherent of both
factions and the acrimonious wrang
ling continued for about three hours,
finally culminating in an attempt t"
pas a resolution calling for a grand
jury Investigation Into the olllcial con
duct of both Judge Alexander n in
County Attorney J. S. Fatoii, and nho
ca'H ig upon Judge Alexander to re
sign from oflice.
During tin; heated debate Rev, Rul
gln charged tht Judge Alexander was
Indirec tly re ponsiMe for thc burning
of the revival servb e tent on the
grounds that the Juifte bad permitted
the selling of liquor to a man who
after becoming Intoxicated bad tired
Filially the resolution was adopted
calling for an Investigation by the
gram! jury Into the otlie lal conduct
of Judg! Ah'u!nb' and County At
Another theory has. become cur
rent here concerning the burning of
the tent, to the effect that four men
from Shawnee, where Rev. Rulgln
conducted revival services prior to
coming here two week ago, had been
seen in this city for a couple of days
before the burning of the tent. It
I declared that Immediately after the
burning of the tent yesterday morn
ing they departed for lloldenvllle, pre
sumably on their way back to Shaw
nee, changing car at lloldenvllle,
Owing to the destruction of the
tabernacle revival service were held
tonight simultaneously In the Pres
byterian and Chlrstlan churches. Ac
cording to the prearranged plan of
Uev. Rulgln he will conclude the ser
ies of protracted meeting he-re next
Friday evening with a big jubilee and
then go to Chlckasha to conduc t meet
lugs. Rut In view of the complica
tion engendered by the burning of
the big tent yesterday It I possible
hi plans may be changed to enable
him to remain in thi community for a
Hy Associated Press.
Washington, D. C, May 18. Presi
dent Taft sent to the senate, today,
the nomination of Cha. fl. Hong, of
Oklahoma to be receiver of public
moneys at Woodward. Okla. '
LftW TO BE PRINTED
Republican Press Strongly Oppose
. Any Move to Let People Under
stand Election Law.
Outhrie. Okla.. May l',i. At the
earnest solicitation of many promin
ent republicans and democrats, Leo.
.Meyer, assistant secretary of state,
has caused to be printed the Taylor
election law amendment ami those
parts ot tne old eo-e tlon law that were
A silly attack was made upon Mr.
Meyer by yesterday morning' State
Capital because of this fact. Th ar
ticle in question objects to this be
cause the lax payer must pay the
bill. Nothing is of -more importance
to the tax payer than a Knowledge of
this and other Important law and it
Is an imperative duty of Mr. Meyer
to let the people know the exact truth
In regard to these much discussed
amendments. There are within the
state of Oklahoma nearly 8,000 elec
tion officers who have had no other
means of knowing what the law is
except the newspaper reports, many
of which were entirely misleading.
The secretary of, state is the custo
dian of all laws passed by the legis
lature, and Mr. Meyer was assuming
no authority In compiling the election
law for the election officer and tax
payer but was merely transacting
h!s sworn duty.
This I the same tactic that was
pursued by the State Capital and kind
red publications after the constitu
tional convi'iitioii In order to discredit
the constitution. Kvery one teniein
b'is how the'Stale Capital continual
ly asked the question, "Which con
stitution are you going ti vote upon,
the leal constitution or the one Cuckle
Hurt iiiii carries in ins hip pocket
and changes at his will, or the one
passed by the convention." Now they
ask. Which law are you voting upon,
the one passed by the legislature or
the one being compiled by Sec re tary
Meyer?" Once they said the iitly.cn
of the state are being buncoed by the
democrat by being given a spin ions
copy of the constitution to discus in
which they have eliminated the ob
jectionable points. Nowlhey say the
people are being Imposed upon by
cbtiioc Tittle officer by being given a
doctored copy of the election law elim
inating the objectionable features.
The esteemed Capital and all lesser
liars are entitled to the same consid
eration now that they were succeed
ing the constitutional convention, ex
cept that then their reputation for
truth and veracity was not quite so
utterly annihilated a It now i. The
copy of the law. prepared by Mr.
Meyer 1 the law. Democratic ofllc lal
have never mislead the people and do
Hot intend to. Thi i merely an at
tempt on the part of the State Capital
to try to cover up the lie It ha al
j Kansas City Stock Yards. May 17.
ihere was a eight run of quarantine
cattle here last week and the market
! mude a small net gain for the w eek.
active every day. The condition of
the meat trade is satisfactory, ton-
j siunptive demand is expanding, and
the situation much better than a
few weeks ago. Supply f quarantines
here today exceeds anybody's expecta
tions, reaching a total of l)j car loads
but the market Is active, steers steady
to 30 lower, cow steady. Three dif
ferent iota of Oklahoma steers sold
at 16.40 today, others at $G.2." and
t0.3ri, and Texas steers brought $5.C.j
to Jtl.Oo for most sales, weight from
1035 to 1220. Some fancy Oklahoma
heifers sold at $0.40 In quarantine
division today, plain cows at $4"0, a
string of Texas cows at J4.2j several
car load lot of veal calves from both
Texas and Oklahoma at $5.50 to fp.50.
The good run of quarantines today
was sold and weighed up before noon,
a demand from buyers i keen for
medium priced steers, with which to
cheapen up the mqre expensive weight
natives. As a genera! proposition,
feeders are holding on to their un
finished cattle better than a few
weeks ago, having gained confidence
from the firm undertone which the
market continues to exhibit.
The hog run last week was 70,000
head, a decrease of IIO.OOO head ns
compared with same week a year ago.
The market advanced 10 cents during
the week, but pric e are 5 to 10 lower
today, supply IS.OtiO head. The bear
feature today is a run, at Chicago ten
thousand head greater than, estimates
for today. General conditions tire
favorable to the trade, demand for all
kinds of meats heavy, stimulated by
the fact that Iork Is cheape r relative
ly than cither beef o;- muttons. Heav
ier receipts later this month and in
June may cause some losses in the
hog market, but no serious damage
can be done to price until grass cat
tle and sheep come freely and the
only thing that can cheapen these;
classes of live stock. Top hogs here
today $7.40, hulk of sales $U.!i() to $7. P.O.
Sheep and lambs touched the high
point last Monday, since when they
have been slipping a little, spring
lambs off 50 cents, goats 50 to 75
cents lower. Run is 13,000 today. Top
fed lambs $li.00 today, yearlings worth
up to $7.75, wethers $n.75. ewe $6.25.
spring Isimbs $7.50 to $9.00. Large
number of goat from the Southwest
have been received here lately, fat
one worth $4.00 to $4.60. brushers
$.1.25 to $3.75, rangp mutton from
Texas and Arizona $5.00 to $t3.25.
Kansas City Stock Yard. May 18.
Receipt in the quarantine division
here yesterday total 145 load, steers
steady to 10 lower, cow steady. Rep
resentative sales were:
Digger & Ilendrlx,
Chlckasha 1I2S l.".3; C.40
Digger & Ilendrlx,
Chlckasha 1 1TS IL'HO 0.40
fl. F. Freeney, Alex.. 73S 1311 .:15
J. Moore. Alex 408 1337 (1.40
. II. Harness,
Chlckasha S5S 1327 6.25
M. L. Kf-nnard,
Cleburne 83S 1220 Coo
J. Guitar, Abelene. ...5is 1220 G.00
J. Guitar, Abeb-ne .. l',7H 102H 50
W. I'ursley, , ' '
Rush Springs .... 24S 1110 5.!ui
Rush Springs . , ,. 22S Ills (i.no
Cook & Parker,
Cement 2nS Ki;; r.jio
(J. Wiimiii. Deuliill... 4"S 1 HIS .Villi
F. W. Taylor,
Brow n w ood .... 52S 1077 5,iij
Kirk. Nowata 31 It 72 0.40
Thompson & Co.,
Cob-man 43S 10:17 5 05
Coleman 178 in:;:, ,vt;:,
City Meat Market.
Weleetka, 4$tf 1019 5.10
City Meat Market.
Weleetka 4flS !l5(! 5.10
Sid Jones, Duncan... 300 S27 4.35
Muenster. Tex. . . 131C 830 4.25
Riddle & Co., Caddo 20C 621 4.25
Kiddle & Co., Caudo 23C 797 4.40
S. W. Jackson
Kiowa 4C 172 ti.50
Gray & Co. Ft. Worth 85C 171. 5.50
A. Hurst. Cleburne.. 52C 795 4.25
Hurst 1 1 rim. Cleburne 54C 800 4.2.1
O. W. Whiting. Hell. 41S 1110 5.55
BELIEVE WALSH HAS
STARTED LONG WALK.
fty Associated Press.
Kansas City. Mo.. May 20. Sergeant
John Walsh, the retired cavalryman,
who 1 walking westward and say
he will beat Weston to the Pacific
coast could not be located here thi
morning and It a believed that he
had made an early and unnounced
KANSAS EDITOR DROWNED
I IN LITTLE ARKANSAS.
Hy Assoc lated Pres.
1 Wichita. Kan.. May 18. Frank A.
Capp. formerly editor of the Scott
City Herald and assoc iated with Mor
ton Albaugh, in publishing the Sara
toga Sun. fell off a pier here, today,
while fishing and Was drowned hi the
Little Arkansas river.
Die. LOUIS BAGBY i
Physician and SurgcoiL
O.Tice in Halseil Building
VINITA. - - - OKLAHOMA.
C. W. DAY
Gold Crown and Bridge "Vor-
Office in Empire Block VINITA'
i Lodge No. 6
Meets every Friday evening in 0J
Fellows' Hall. All visitors cordlall
invuea 10 aiienu. ,
K. A. STUI1DLEFIELD, Secretary. .
Vinita Camp No. 705
Al. W. A.
Thir J floor, over First National Ban,:
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights
Visiting members always welcome
WILLIAM T. RYE
Attorney & Counsellor at Law
Collections and General Practice
Room 6, Scott Bldg-. Vinita, Okla,
Drs. Schmidt & Schmidt
Graduates of 3 year course.
Osteopaths and Llectropaths ,
ALL DISEASES TREATED
Consulfaticn and examination Jfric j
Office Scott Building.
JAMES S. DAVENPORTj
ATTORNEY-AT LAW " j
VINITA, OKLA. V?
Office Roorrft 9 & 10 New Halseil Bldg
DR. C. S. NEER !
rar. ... t . :. r..: - A
vjmic in ruicmun uuiuiiiy
PHONES: Residence 463; Office 93
uirQTnvu'ir t A vmmv t i ki iv v nt'tt
VINITA - OKLAHOMA
jut & u ww a w el va
Office in Buffinyton Building.
Cross Eyes Straightened Without
Drs. Martin & Martin i
If your glasses don't lit have them j
changed. Headaches cuaed by the t
use of glasses. l:yes tested fre.
Lady always present. '
Room 6, Leader Building
if , . v l
Perry Lumber C(v
E, I STUBBLEFIELD, 0. IU,:
Rales ReastnaiU Examination Free'
All operation made as painless at po-
Bible and all work guaranteed J
Somnoform wed for Painless Extraction t
Office In McGeorgt UUg. Phone 141 j
MANY GIRLS NARROWLY
ESCAPE DEATH IN FIRE.
Ily Associated Press.
Akron, ()., May 18. A fire today, In
a seven story power block, prac tically
destroyed the building; and It con
tent, causing a loss of a million and
a half dollar. Several glrl. employ
, "d In the buildinn bad narrovr escape.
. Leading Undertaker
Bwi FfceMMt 24 J Open tjr aeet MsM