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i thorough invostiga-
i itiiic r of violation of the
ludge George March
hi special grand jury
iik o'clock. The Court's
uu-ping and general.
ui-M' uf his charge Judge
that he had read through
aih pic that certain interests
ai-ktil '! Attorney uenerai to
a n (in -intatiNe to see that ho
rclctJ the jury properly and did
ipht NiiiiK He requested that if
ni.iitmuit had a representative
k mi.r' room that he would come
ard ami make himself known
Coin' .nihcatcd that he intended
panir- tin grand jury correctly
ould not hack track any stage
lam ' ri.vvd was present to hear
charce of the court, whicK we
h m full below. Judge March
cud 'he jury as to the bank-
oi me state ana aiso reia
to offu i:il- who had failed to
r ilutv, officials who had fail
m.ikc icpoits of money col-
III instructed the jury to in-
ffii i ils from the district
i ' the "Democratic con-
ii 'hen back up to him
II . - instructed the jury
i ir in nets of city officials,
,i- i'ii 'i'i c mo- oi the county.
dp M'lui. i ii 1 1 acted the jury
..III not lclcase them until
1 .isk for it, and that the
iM have to come from
it tin ir loom, the
a ' ii V. A. Hindman,
1 id- Match appointed
mi fi'icman of the jury.
d .i i ' got down to woik,
' cm to "go thiough
'" ' Tituic- of the first
'Id not be told, as
v itni'sses weie
dv began fun
il of the county.
Ii in iheir u"-pec-
I ii Dm int men
i 'iiv -oction
ti.i-gi in full:
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" now, as the
' l legally eni
il i ii v of this
i f ciiiit. Diiubt
like eeiy other
''(Hi leading for
ible of the giand
e penally. GU
I' ' ha done eveij
i do to siinimon
'siiiid you as the
Hunks that lie has
those who do fenr it, ought to be
Gentlemen, there aie special things
in addition to your tegular work of
investigating violations- of the law
concerning all ci lines, and I submit
tne whole statutes for jour invent!-'
gation ot criminal offenses. I d0 not
limit you to any special matter what
ever, but the law does lequile that
I call to your attention ceitain mat
tcix. It is your duty to investigate all
matters pet mining to any piisonor
who may be in jail, and who has not
been infoimed against, or no indict
ment is pending against lum. it w
your duty to inestig.itc the manage
ment of the public institutions, tlin
jnil and the couit house and sec that
they aie kept, and that ou make a
report of your investigation at the
conclusion of your woik, and in that
connection. I nm going to tell you
that I nm not going to dischaige you
until you have completed our work
and ask to be discharged. I have no
desire to move to Chicago.
Further, gentlemen, it is your duty
and the duty of mine to call your at
tention to it, that you investigate the
serious and gross misconduct in of
fice of all public officials without
regard to who they are or what their
business it. Among that list will be
myself, and 1 direct you to make a
special investigation touching my
conduct as your official in this coun
ty. Among that list aie the county of
ficials of this county. I call your spec
ial attention to that, that you inves
tigate the conduct of the officials of
this county. I don't know which one
is called the top, nor which one is
called the bottom, but you may com
mence with Rucl Taylor and go the
other way, or commence with your big
democratic constable and go the other
way. I call your special attention in
that connection, to the city officials,
that ou may investigate them, com
mencing with the mayor and going
Gentlemen, it i.s a violation of the
Inw of this state, for any public of
ficial to collect money that is due to
be collected by virtue of their offices
and use that money for their own
benefit. Among that list would be
the district judge, who perforins mar
riage ceremonies and collects a fee
therefore, and keeps it. Those aie
the only fees that come to my hand,
marriage fees; they belong to the
county. The county judge, and the
fees that he collects, the county treas
urer, the justice of the peace, like
my fiiend that sits in fiont of this
morning. Judge Archibald, he should
collect fees that belong to the county,
and turn them in. If he has done
that, and not turned them in, you
should bill him, like the balance of u.
Among that list is the mayor of the
city, and the mayor of other towns, of
this county or the police judges of
towns of tlie county. It is their duty
to collect fees of their office fiom
fines and things of that kind. If an
of these officials have collected fees
and haent made their montnly ie-
Tne 6prant Weekly Nrwq
is permitted to he in your room, ex
cept j ourselves, the county attorney
or his assistant and the witness.
When you are voting upon matters to
determine whether or not you shall
lcturn a bill, no one shall be presqnt
except members of jour panel, nine
i) members f which may return a
bill. The iminty attorney has no
light to be piesent on those occasions.
called youi attention tneviouslv
to off item nppiopriattng money to
their own use. That comes under the
head of embezzlement. I want ou
to devote attintion and most 'fate
ful attention to that. When officials
take money that belong to the public
and um it to their own use and bene
fit. 1 think they should deete the
highest penalty of the law. As a mle
they should be dealt with -eveiely.
Officials who collect money that does
not belong to them should be dealt
with severely. The term "graft" is
being used so much in this state. In
vestigate that caiefully, and arrive at
the truth, and act accordingly. In
otherwords, "be men among men."
I want to read to you a couple of
very short little passages. One of
these is defined as "riot."
"Any use or fotce of violence.
any thieat to use forte or violence
is accompanied by immediate power
of execution, by three or more pel
sons acting together and without
authority of law, is riot. And rout.
"Whenever three or more persons
acting together make any attemnt to
do any act toward the commission of
an act which would be riot if actually
committed, such assembly is a riot.
"Whenever three or more persons
assemble with intent or with means
and preparation to do an unlawful
act which would be riot if actually
committed, but do not act toward the
commission thereof, or whenever such
persons assemble without authority
of law. and in such a manner is
adapted to disturb the public peace.
such assembly is an unlawful assembly."
I call your special attention gentle
men of the giand jury, to the banking
laws of this state. There is a great
deal of it. It is contained in the 1013
session laws. You tould be better
informed as to that by having the
county attorney tiling to your loom
and read you that pait of the statute
pertaining to the banks of this state.
Those who aie entrusted in the exe
cution nnd with the winning of banks
in the banking of this state, should
keep them and inn them as the stat
ute lequites. and I call your special
attention to the banking law- of this
state, that you may investigate that
in this county.
I call your special attention to the
statutes that icquiic officers in addi
tion to turning in the money they ae
coie, to the diligent and faithful dis
chaige of their dutj. such as is going
on, and thaigtd with going on in Aid-
niim' and other pait
iwlie'o officers wilfully and negligent
, 1 iefne to do then dutv. If von
CULL?.1;,"! " 'n. thc, C"nduct of Mw- Ki"c "P1 Sun''ay Mi Mrs.
guardians in handling the money of 'Norton.
the child, en of this county. The. e is Mr. and Mi,. Campbell , Mr
a piobate attorney that you may call ,, Mrs. ,,, ,pt, ' le dav.Su, :
T'"" "ul-ltin,. M,'. I-ukeStnlthsonV.
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thing going on The 'county judge of
this toimtj has special chaige of that
kind of business. You mav call him
as a witness, if you desire.
Gentloniii ft fling now that I havi
ng full dutj townid ou at this
time. 1 .mi now going to permit jou
to go t.i the mom piep.u ed for woik.
Theie will be a bailiff swoin in to wait
on ou 'Hit toiintj attorney will
be with nu nil the time, convenient
to yum woik and assist you when
you w.iin him. When jou go to jour
loom jou will eh.tt your own cietk.
sonieoiii of jour members, as cletk,
you will ktep a memotandum or
minutis of jour pioceedings. That
don't nit an that you will keep all the
testimony of witnesses testifying be
Miss Flossy Craig spent Sunday
anil Sunday night with Misses Aniuu
and Uln Skinner.
There wjis m slim. I. .v ,.!,, .i c..-
(llandpa Hi own has bought andidnv ninrntntr nml nn iimmn .!.
is cleaning up the lot in front of 'Sunday night.
Mr. Hall is not doing unite so well
Miss Citate Speers has been on the
ytk list, but was able to lettlin to
The ptiiiiiiij loom took pictutes
Tuesday at school.
Eaily gat dens weie most all kill
ed by the cold weather of last week.
Mesdames Watts. Hrown. KcNo
and Miss Swain weie callers at Mr.
Horton's Sunday afternoon.
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""l ,"u' ""t. inut you win Keep a went to Dtirant on Trades Day. Tues
memoiandum of your work. The dav.
county attornev will further nssist
I Mr. nnd Mi. Wright were in Shcr
1 . I.. I . of A met tt a meets man Monday.
Wednesday night. Kvery onei Some few nrnuml b,.r,. w,,ni f.
interested should be piesent as often church at Host Oak Sunday and Sun
ns possible. ' y nljyht.
j'ou along that line.
Gentlemen, feeling now that I haNe
done all I can for you at this time,
you may now go.
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id tb.-c lees into the tusisuiy wheie ly, attend to tin m. as the statute le-
mej lit long, gentlemen jou -tioiilil in ,.U1U., that thev mav be
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l title, lull tliem without itg.ud to. The statute lequites the mint to
who tin inc. iaii y(lU1. s,k.ij.,i attention to the tig-
It is als,, a Moi.itioii of the law fm i , , m. i , . n.i ,. ,'hi,nt iri,,n- mi,, it
ITEMS FROM BUFFALO
Oats are looking fine after the
rain. Some of the farmers arc hav
ing to sow some over.
Tommy Cable entertained a crowd
of young folks at his new home with
a dance Friday night. Mr. Tommy
and his brother, Luther made some
Miss Euln Skinner of Franklin
spent Saturday night with Misses
Flossie and Ruby Craig.
The party given by Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson's Tuesday night was well
Lloyd Craig visited at the home
of Mr and Mrs. Washburn Satur
T. .1. Hale couldn't attend F. L, U.
convention at Shawnee on account of
his little boy being ill.
Buffalo base ball team went to
Pritchnul Friday and played a match
game. Buffalo being defeated.
Miss Dike Skinner spent Saturday
night with Miss Hook Rice.
Miss Ruby Ciaig and Bcthie Rice
spent Satuidaj with Mrs. Jess Har
mon. Little .1. D. Campbell is on thc sick
list this week.
Jack Glover and Sterlin Rose of
Banty attended the party given by
Mr. and Mrs. Thompson.
Elidga Park of Blue attended the
dance at Mr. Tommy Cable's Friday
Miss Bethie Rico spent Friday
night with Miss Ruby Craig.
Duke Smith and Homer Mornn
mnilt a trip to Caddo Saturday.
Trni Adams spent the week-end
with Mr. Bill Jones.
Inn Wnslibiiin attended the V. L.
IT. (ometitirin nt Shawnee Thursilavlli
of this state. ., I-, j.lay. '
Miss iiuth lfolicitsoii ami Lotea
( r.ng spent Sunday with Alma Nick-
Mr. Speers made a trip to Roberta
Tuesday after seed oats.
Othel King made a business trip
to Durant Saturday.
! Messrs. Sneers. Kelso and Horton
were in Durant Saturday with pro
duce. Sunday School at 2:30 every Sun
day afternoon. Singing at night and
prayer meeting on Thursday nights,
when the weather will permit.
Mrs. Hobbs and Mrs. Campbell have
set their incubators.
FROM FREENY CIIAPEL
Misses Ada, Vida and Sue Ingram
visited Miss Lillian Head and Miss
Ethel Vest Sunday.
Mrs. Wood and daughter wore vis
iting at Mrs. Nixon's Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Nixon visit
ed her brother, Mr. Clarence Sullvan
of near Pritchard Saturday night and
John Wood made a business trip
to Bennington Satuidaj.
ITEMS PROM SILO
Mr. and Mm. S. II. Young visited
their daughter. Mrs. Cobb Sunday.
Val Harrison isited Pauline ,.ul
James Harrison Satin day afternoon.
Veinie Brcece spent Sunday night
with Nina I.add.
Sunday School was erj' well at
Quite a number of persons from
heie attended church at Kcirsey Sun
A crowd of young folks enjoyed
some music nt the home of W. D.
Bishop Saturday night.
J. G. Harrison and family attend
ed church at Durant Sunday night.
Mrs. T. J. Brcece visited Mrs. W.
C. Beat Saturday afternoon.
W. D. Ladd visited his brother L
L. Ladd Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Powell of Durant
visited here mother, Mrs. Staton
Mrs. L. C. Scawright and family
visited Mrs. T. J. Brcece Sunday.
LONG DISTANCE HAULOKI
SUDDEN BAGGAGE BKRVtOB
CITY TBAN8TOR CO.
Mi and Mis. Will Tuibull am the
lemoNid ., ,i paunts i.f 'i fine baby boy.
L.ttle II. R. ltkles is on the .
li-t this wiek.
piiblu officials to mutilate any leionl
which il may be their duly to keep,
and that they mutilate it for the pm
ptise of tlesttojing it to keep the pub
lic f lorn knowing what the lecoul
lontains. I call j-our attention to
It is a Molatioii of the law foi any
one to lefuse to aid an officer oi con
ceal ciime and keep it fiom the offi
cci". I call this to your attention for
'the leason of a letter I have in my
t made, so , pcKct written to me with no name
that some li.,i , ,, i, .,...,.,, that i,.
iney general s of- i .. r . inlnti.ms r dm ,,... .-.n.l 1ms
time to See '. ,li,n,ln-,.,l it In tlv. nffin.ls .-mil
v m empaneling younmv wants me to Mcnd t(, it, an(, j
i his county. Iwishl.i.. .. whn hn is. I Hnti't. knr.u-
iwnuc lie is. nor wuut ne ueionts cu.
sees proper Hc m.,y bo jn thK CQUrt ,.oom am, jf
ho is. I nm going to tell j'ou that he
is a coward. A man who knows of
violations of law and writes to the of
ficials and complains of these things,
as a member of secret organisation,
or organizations of secret, I r not
care which, and he hasn't the man
hood to come out and tell officers who
he is and what he knows, he is a cow
ard. I want you to investigate things
of that kind. It is a violation of the
law for a man to attempt to intimi
date an official from doing his duty.
I don't know whether that's an in
timidation or not. I can't tell you
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ou are now an of- . ....,.. .. ; . ..:.i.:
r.i..,.,. t u to innminaie an oiiicer, is a viuiutiuu
ountj. I have un-i . t. ,, T ,, , !tio.ntr.
... , Ui fcliU tT X ttMltV Jft VVf Mi' vun(5n-
1 if he
11 "me any member of
"n s, (. uopcr to come,
'ncitiiin. as it pertains
v nit to make this state-
donist official no of-
"Miig to do his duty as
s objects to an inves-
"bjects to nn officer
f1 In .111(1 I wnnt in on., tt
thl' I do not obiect to heino-
dishonest official ought
'T.'i'id and watched, so
r theie is considerable
p ''(! state, going on in
'''to that offirinls ,ln nnt
llli lirr. in ,.jm na :(
" City as officials of thC-thinB-S
I nn mburs of the grand
""U. The oath which
I It is a violation of the law for at
torneys to collect money that belong
to others and not deliver it to them.
you co uo mat, ,. .. , ...... i .. :
without fear, without ".lnc'rc s SY "" B","B "" '"
ni.ni r,f ,o.j -c- this county, bill them.
not be nZu ,? i? ' It is a violation of thc law for jus-
"H ,5 wKl.niL'rtlccs of the peace to act as attorneys
becS SIv 0.i their courts and perform sen-ices
S have'none C" f k' Jf such aS that ,h
-c t?aSt t I have member f this gra,?d JT t,d,ra,8C
' Pumsh my enemie if I the sccrcts that. take1 P aC ln yUr
nnd I don'? know that I room' In yur investigation, no one
rtward mv friends, of
'"ik I have inany. You
1 the same position in this
I UO Tint Vnnn. n.l... HA
made for someone to come
are n k . ,. . "'""""K. nor uo
in God's green earth, be-
JU not fear watching, and
CITIZENS OIL COMPANY
Wholeule Mid RtiUlI
Gasoline and Oils
Serrlce Statioa 480 W. Mala
Free Delltery In City
Telephone 721 Durant, Okla
1 illj, jou inaj investigate the viola
t.ons of -the eigaiet'e law. The law
makes it ni special duty to call that
to join attention. Theie are ceitain
people inn sell ligaiettc papeis and
things of tint kind and othel s cannot
Then' aie leitam ones to whom tllej
tan be sold, nnd othcis to whom they
cannot be sold You will please in
Gentlemen of the giand juiy, I have
not attempted in cover the full field
of uimcs, just casually lefencil to
them. At any time that you think
you would like to have fmther infoi
mation fiom me. call on me. Don't
hesitate at any time to let your wants
be known. The county attorney will
be with you to advise jou in matteis
and keep jou in the path that j-ou
should travel, and when he fails to do
it. or wants further help on that mat
ter, he and I together will tiy and as
sist in anything you want done
on that line. Gentlemen, j-ou are a
rather independent body in youi
work. You meet when you get ready,
and. you can adjourn when you get
ready. Do those things to suit your
self. I want, however, to keep
as busy as possible, that j-ou may
complete your labors as soon as pos
sible, and save every dollar of expense
that we can save to the tavpaj'ers
of the county.
One thing more, gentlemen, was
asked me s'everal days ago, and I al
most for got to mention it. It is for
I'ROM OLD U.LISON
miuiI.ij Si ho. I had a better 'itttn
d uf than usual lat Sund.ij Theie
will be liteiatine toi all (lasses c -iipt
the Itililt class by the beginning
ol tl.e s((iind (iiaitei.
Iheie was no pi aver nuetiiig la!
'Ihnis(l,iy night, ou ,ii i iiunt of the
bail wcathei as spung is approach
ing, we hope lo have a ninth littler
atti inland and llieief belle! sei-
Mi Audi i son vv.i a gm st at L '
.Slid is Sundaj
I have the money to loan to
von if .von ntctl it. Lowest
rate quickest service.
FRANK 11. WHITE
70 per cent of Us Are
Dependent at 60
Are you to be one of the seven of every ten people who,
when the shadows of age creep upon them, must turn to
friends or relatives for charitable sustenance?
Or, would you lather bo one of the remaining three and
enjoy a warm fire-side of your very own in tlie days when
vour fingers are no longer nimble and your being craves
A Savings Account in this reliable in
stitution now will make you indepen
dent and assuie you of complete Com
fort in your later years. We pay 4 per
cent intenst on Savings, all of which
will add consid
erable to your
funds when you
fit - 'jfwSmM
CALL AND SEE US IE
We have full line of Orocer
ies feeds and seeds.
Come in and get our prices
before you buv.
Market Square Store
M. C. BASS, Prop.
108 N. lBt Ave. Phone 100
The Bank That Accommodates
The First National Bank
OF DURANT, OKLAHOMA
SURPLUS $55,000.00 I
C. C. IIATCHETT, President
GREEX THOMPSON, Vice President
FRANK GIUSON, Vice President
DIAL CUIIRIN, CasLier
PRANK L. DYER, Assistant Cap'
RALPH OWNDY, Assistant C- '
J. S. TURNER, Assistant Ca :.. i