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VOL. X. NO. iW VINITA, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, AUGUST 3, l.KH ;Jl COPY WILLIAMS CAUSES DARKTOVf TERROR any regular voeat ion, tint v. ..s kind of COOK ifj iili lord of a certain element of negroes and is said to be a crap shooter, and earns a livelihood by whatever manner he can. u'isJ ...JJL"1 i-1 . Lii . m . 4- ... 1 : i Jlti UlillH! n - m it I blliiiLli hi iUUIl! BIG DAMAGE SOU TULSA JURY RETURNS VERDICT AGAINST DEFENDANTS 1 1 ft iv$m i Safe of Allottment Causes Terrible Tragedy at Tulsa SaturdayEnraged' Fugitive from Justice Kills Wife and Baby and Escapes into Wild Osage Country. IBiM'IS OFFERED Sheriff and Posse Pursue Fleeing Criminal to the HillsGreat Ex citement Preyails at Tulsa. Father of Mudered Girl Offers Reward for Harris. ball missing Brown's head by but an inch. Again Harris tried to shoot, but the cart ridge missed fire. Brown nearly frozen with fright, jumped and fell out of the buggy into the road. Harris leaied into the rig, and grabbed the whip started the horse galloping up Elwood avenue.and striking westward set out for the Osage country. The news of the. tragedy had spread quickly and a great crowd gathered in I front of the McDowell home, The mother i. and child were taken into theHarrishome Tulsa Aug. 2-Infuriated by his wife's . and ,ater amoved to the Mowbray under refusal to turn over her allotment money ' tMn& 'nls- The P)lice arrived and in mt ,h Hrivpn n Hpsnpr-tion because company with the county officers deter- the police 'were seeking him for two mined upon pursuit, crimes, Cleve Han-is. aged 22 years, shot A Psse was fornled u",!er Cllief Ne- and killed his wife and baby girl, in WlM;k and Sheriff Lewis- and their front of the McDowell home, on Brady Path, beta laid out by blood, hounds, . . ... i ' thev struck into the noiirttrv. Near Flat avenue; in maKing nis escape snoi anu . - - seriously wounded Walter Vann. an Rwk creek- about four rmles northwest of American Express messenger, made a this citjMhey came upon the horse which determined effort to kill Myron Brown, a j Harris had stolen- but t,le murderer l'ad collector employed by Wm. T. Baxter, evidently abandoned it sometime, and and escaped pursued by officers and citi- j had taken t0 a strect o- ti,nber t0 the zens into the Osage Hills. Harris is now west- . i . l ,.,!'i,i.i.mi.nmilr(, I The officials searched in vain for a trail . UI;1;VCU tv 111 a Tlliuuiiuiuni-iiwuimjp 1 where he has numerous friends and re- f(r tw ". and their horses beln? datives, and little hope is held of captur- wer they returned empty handed ing him shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday after- The news of the dual tragedy , swept'" noon- Another posse of officials left last through the city like wildfire and it creat- niht intent 0,1 brinini Harris dead or ed a sensation. A posse was immediately alive- but lhere is very little ho of J formed and set out in pursuit of the catching the fugitive now. murderer.but after following the trail Almost since their wedding day the t with bloodhounds to a cornfield near Flat Harrises have had trouble. Harris, a creek, four miles northwest of the city. Profligate. srnt the greater part of his t were forced to abandon the chase because ti"!" 'm .Jninw a,ul :lh,mt ll,e; '!,!' I of the condition of their horses, Another ' 1 rom tilU,! tl tlil,e ? lhe of I posse which included SherfT Lewis, and is alld at tile P"int of a gun he Officers Doland find Walker left the city f,)R'ed his wife t0 fur,,ish money fur his I shortly after 6 o'clock Saturday night. mnmt. His wife, the daughter of After firing five times at his wife, the Chnuncey Owens, being r)f Indian bio. id. V,sam shot that killed the mbther piercing' 1,a1 considerable property, and it was by the baby' s heart. Harris rushed to his own the sale of tllis that ,uoney was f'lrishd horn-;, secured another revolver and then lu 1',J"10- ran up the alley to Cameron street. FerhaPs not in the recent l,i8tory of i In front of the Fairchild grocery store Tulsa has a crime created such a sensa ' on Cameron street Walter Vann and D. u:n- AU the afternoon groups of men T. Fairchild were 'standing. Vann had hered along the business streets and received instructions from the downtown ta,ked of nothin bllt the crime- s,,"ly American Express office to get a package before 4 o'clock the possemen began to at die corner of Cameron and Denver. strale in- antf immediately they were He wasn't able to locate ,the call and he surrounded by crowds eager to have the had stopped at the Fairchild store with a latest information of the chase. Rumors view of getting information. Their at- new thick and fast. Ion Lewis had shot tention was attracted to the scantily clad ,li,n llas he was swimming the Arkansas, man running up the street. As the man J il was said- Another had it that the orprT;hed. without a word of warning Pe.had surrounded him in a cornfield "t, 4 , ,.,i.,. u n and that the end was ?"xn to come. ill, niini tut nut itvuini tiuv.1 fltui a . ' ' . 1 1 , . . i. bullet crashing through Vann's side- n inese minors, iu.we-.er, Th o,. ;,..,;,,,! ;i Q -,, i, ,ik,,n,,,,i . ad n:gnt came on with th up the street." : iatlHred in rir'uj'S ln the streets eager Venn was assisted to his feet by Fair- ' 10 hcar tn latest development, child and helped into the store. The i Lale tl,e aftern.wn it was announced buliet had passed througn Vann's bofly that Chauncey Owen hnd oHered a re aivt the blood was saturating his clothing. ! ward (,f 5500 for the ca'nure of Harris Fain-hild telephoned to the police and ta j d,!i,d r al,ve' This with tht' rewarJ of a physician. bi whil he w:ts doing this ! 500 olT,'nd by the Illinois officials, put Vann calmlv walked ot-t of the ' store. ! a r,ce wf $1-0WU on hls had- ' incited, no doubt, by the o!ter, a posse to Tulsa to look after his inte-iests. For the past year Vann has been in the em ploy of the American Express Company, as a driver. He has many friends here, who with his relatives are much pleased to learn that it is expected that he will rapidly recover from this wound. WELL KNOWN CHARACTER IN POLICE COURT IN TOILS OF LAW Villi BUSIIiESS VfflMJIfflHESTED Alleged Abuse of Small Child Causes Number of Lades to go to Court Trial in October proved ialse crowds still iiJSS SHOT IS WM RQ'iV Jealously Said to Be Cause of Shoot ingFires five Shots But Only One Effective Mary Shaeffer colored or Mary Brice as she is known to some is lying at her home with a severe wound in the fleshy part of one of her limbs,and Bub Williams also colored is spending his time in county jail as a result of a shooting : ROBBED BY-Ul in linn. SaturrJay morning Sheriff Ridenhour arrested Mrs. Fleeta Klinefelter, of the Vinita Hardware company on a charge of assault and battery. The arrest of Mrs. Klinefelter is the re sult of numerous complaints from the ladies of the town and neighbors of the woman, alleging that Mrs. Klinefelter has constantly abused Kathleen Lewis her little niece who has been making her home with Mrs. Klinefelter. This , case has been of considerable annoyance tOjust below the hip and caused a severe Saturday night, while J. W. Galyer. a Katy tank repairer, of Parsons, who has been installing a new pump at the water tank on south Cabin, was away on an er rand, some unknown entered the tank house and robbed Mr Golyer's coat, which had been left hanging in the house. The sheriff was notified as soon as the robbery was discovered but no trace of the mis creant could be found. The unknown robber secured a check, payable to Mr. Galyer for $225. a note for $15 and a Katy pass, number B 2164. A negro was seen later coming north along the Katy the 'tracks and he is believe to he the robber. aj However he reached the city and was fray on the east side last night. The , 11,81 oelore anyone could see turn to men- shooting oecured at the Lettie Brown place on the east side, where the injured negress has been residing for some time, The exact cause of the trouble is not known but it is claimed that jealousy on the part of Williams who had become enamored of the dusky woman was the source of the immediate trouble. A few days since Williams is said to have sold his allotment and has since been leading a strenuous life and has caused business for the crap shooters and negro dives to pick up, and last night he was on one of his sprees and went to the home of Mrs. Brice and not finding things to his liking, pulled his "hog-leg" and began to make business good in that vicinity. He fired five times at the woman, but all of the shots went wild except one, which struck both the police and sheriff and readied a climax Friday' night, when it is claimed that Mrs. Klinefelter struck the child over the head with a skillet inflicting a bad wound on the forehead. County attorney Brady got out a warrant for the womans arrest and the child was taken to the home of Sheriff Ridenhour, where it will remain until further provision is made for it. The preliminary hearing of Mrs. Kline felter was set for this morning and her attorney C. B. Rogers appeared for her and had the trial set for Uie first day of the October term of Ciiurt. j- The ladies . of the town have been greately interested in this case and sev eral of them went to the court house, this morning to protest against the treatment of the child. The Chieftain wants all of the Society News as well as all other news and if you know an item telephone it to the office. flesh wound and put and abrupt end to the row as far as the woman was con, cerned. A few minutes later the sheriff arrived on the scene and placed Williams under arrest and took him to the county jail to await a preliminary hearing. Both Bub Williams and Mary Brice are well known in the colored portion of the city, Williams was never known to have Advertisers who have been "resting easy" during the dull season should now "get busy" and use the Daily Chieftain for the promotion of a big fall business. Jewelry Store Robbed A telephone message to Sheriff Riden hour yesterday morning states that a jewelry store at Chouteau was burglarized Saturday night and the looters got away with about $125. worth of jewelry. The message did not state whose store it was, but asked to have the blood hounds sent to trail the thieves. As there was no train south that would stop at Chouteau, I until the trail was cold, the dogs were not sent, f.IUST PAY S13.277.10 Suit is Result of Alleged Attach ment Proceeding of Wholesale House Defendants Signify Intention of Appealing to Supreme Court Tulsa Aug. ,3 According to the verdict of the jury in the district court, brought in Saturday evening, the Ratcliff -Sanders Grocery company must pay T. J. Cook and Sons $13,277.10. This is 'the end of the trial which has been on all week before Special Judge Loofburrow and brings a result in the hardest fought case that has been before the court. The suit was brought by the Cook's with the allegation that the wholesale grocers had attached and taken posses sion of their stores which they operated in the Glenn Pool towns, without just cause and that their credit and business was ruined by the action. It was con tended that a mortgage given by T. J. Cook, the father and senior member of the firm, was secured by misrepresenta tion and without the knowledge of con sent of the sons, who , were the active members of the concern. The amount sued for by the Cook's is $57,000. The Ratcliff-Sanders company has signified intention to appeal to the supreme court Miss Julietta Cannon, of Anderson. Mo., who has )een visiting Miss Laura Mo Daniel, went to Welch yesterday. Messers. Human and Snyder, prominent oil men of Chelsea, were in the city today on business. . Mrs. again L. Allen is at the telephone office rifter 'an illness of several weeks. 1 FIRS! PRIMARY OilDEOJIEH LAW No County Nominations This Year Provisions of Election Lave Not Widely Known. drove . ann calmly walK.M oi't oi u:vu in .i lAuicoa vrii-i'iu illiu uiv.i. , d,,u tnwn tw w, tr.kpn lln,ir of seven left Saturday night on the Katy the care of Or," P. R. Brown, nd later re moved to the hospital. His phpsician stated that the wound though serious was not dangerous. I In the meantime, the murderer now running as though his life depended up-, Walter Vann is a CluTuke.; boy and on it, continued up Cameron to nwoou- ; was reared in lnita. tie witn tus Near the corner of Elwood and Denver, mother and brother Ralph lived for a train for Osage Juncjion, and they will : leave Osage this morning ar.d scour the country between that place and Tulsa. V Mor,,,, Ti..,.fiTl i ... ill., j'fir un til.tvor! Kr J T. Baxter, sat in his rig, looking over some bills. Brown never noticed the fug itive until he rushed up to the buggy. Whiiu'.ind the revolver from his Docket Harris fired point blank at Brown, the number of years on their farm just south east of town. He is a nephew of Webb Bullington and h;s many other relatives in this city. His allotment near Tulsa proved to be quite a valuable possession and about two years ago, Walter moved r; n uiLFGRD - BERBER SHOE C0f l; 'Better Shoes and cheaper than else- ! where :: $1.50 for a big lot of S3 Hats, nobby and stylish no junk. tomorrow will be held tfie nrt primary in the state under the new election law and no little interest is being taken this primary. No nominntions for county otll cers are to he made but the candidates j for congress an 1 several state utnYtui will j be made. , j The new election law is new to the : people of the state and some of its clauses have been severely condemned by the republican press, but that is to be ex pected. One of the clauses to which little or no publicity has been given is the one providing that any person having or giv ing away of intoxicating liipmrs within a half mile of the voting places is guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine of $25 to $300. with an additional jail sen tence of from three to twelve mouths. The following are the voting places: 1st ward Lee Barrett's old implement j house. 2nd ward Empire Bixk. I 3rd w ard Police court room. ! VJi ward M..!e!!.-nd building. Outlying precinct at Willie ILiNell Col-' Card of Thank?. I wish to express my sincere apprecia t. i of the aid t--: ir i me r-y my many f-.-n Is during my recent bereavement. ' M-s. liz-n K. Ti i."'. Ours is the largest, showing of Shirt Waists, Muslin Underwear Silk. Sateen and dress Skirts Vinita .4 in Ti ' ft ft II , "? V '.' If I i - ..- , 'I, ; O ' 'l linx ( r try n:lVl OUR ENTIRE LINE OF 1SL BEIIB Oil SALE JT ONE-FIFTH I UNDER- OFF mark d PRICE! 20c far ' ....25c Vuhivs & m t 40c f-r 50c Values ?2.00 f, fVX: for 75c Values $2A') f 80c or Si Values $2.S ) f. '$1.20 fur ...$1.50 Values' jSl.OO t',. .....:?2.00Vaiu . .5 2.50 Vale .$v00 Vaiu ) V ie; ?".'S5Ji0 Va!u es es J 'Dorothy Dainty liibb.on 'Sets. Your little girl ought to wear them. The latest thing in Sash and flair Bows. In all the newest de signs, and; colorings. Packed in beautiful We have your size in Tan, Ox-Blood, Patent, Cunmetal or Vici PUMPS & OXFORDS at $2.50, $3, $3.50 and '$4. You won t find so large an as sortment at any other store. Three standard brands-Selby, Queen Quality,' Johnson Bros. Specials in Mens Suits and Shirts displayed in our ivcst Vindo THE SUITS include all our $10 line, the most of our 12.50 values and a. large lot of odds and ends worth 15.00 to 16. " each. THK SWIRL'S are the R & M and Queen City brands and come in plain and pleated bosoms, coat and regular styles. More than a hundred patterns to select from. Hen's Stetson Hats for Fall arc now on Sale N 4 Aden's Sliocs for fall are now on Sulc ,'S DIG D E PA H T ,! E 11 T STO 11 E 1 A':. ' (.... i'r fur Jj ; ii i at E VJ I N D O W ) Satui T.1 - C. B Fr- Vi IT"