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LJ r H i i v f j i7 IM VOL. X. NO. VINITA, OKLAUOMA, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, liX.8 FIVE CENTS PEU COPY 08: I Mjii I jr. H Mo 41 CAUSE BAflKS TO CHANGE SMALLER NATIONAL BANKS LINE FOR CHANGE IN MWM HASKELL'S VIEW Fifty-Seven National Banks had Availed Themselves of Pro tection of Guarantee Law end Will Await Orders From Comptroller Guthrie, Ok Aug, 4 Governor Charles N. Haskell and other members of the state banking board believe that the ac- tion of Attorney General Bonaparte in ruling that national banks that avail themselves of the Oklahoma depositors' guarantee law will subject themselves to a forfeiture of their charters, if they per- sist in such action, will have the effect of causing a great many of the smaller na ' tional banks of Oklahoma to take out state charters. In a statement issued today Governor Haskell said: "The present antiquated . and inefficient national banking law' in spires no confidence in our people and the smaller national banks fully realize the national banking law operates to the benefit of the larger national banks only. The national banks that have taken ad vantage of our guarantee law may find a convenient way out by changing to state banks and the assessment 'they have paid in will be credited to them for protection until the next assessment is levied." Fifty-seven out of 309 national banks in Oklahoma have availed themselves of the guarantee law. It is doubtful wheth er the banking law will authorize the board to refund them their assessments as the law makes no provision for refund ing except in the event that a federal law is passed tssessing them for such puriwses, then they would get 00 per cent back. ' ". " ' Some of the bonkers will wait until the comptroller of the currency issues a ruling on the subject and until they re ceive such notice will take no steps to withdraw from the depositors guarantee plan. SECRETARY GROSS FI1S OREL EILLOPS BILL Guthrie, Okla., Aug. 4 Bill Cross, sec retary of state, today proved conclusively that the Billups liquor bill still exists, by producing the original copy of the bill, properly signed both by the governor ai.d secretary of state. Upon a "tip" that the original copy pf the bill was lost, and that the emergency lacked two votes of carry ing, saloons were opened in Muskogee. The record in the secretary's office, how ever, shows that the emergency got the required vote. The state officers who are charged with the duty of enforcing the law say that there is no doubt that the "Billups booze bill," is in full force and effect, and that the courtswould so declare upon an ap peal case. PURE FOOD LI AFFECTSJALOOHS Men who relied on Defect in Billups Law to Face Federal Authori ties Seven out on Bail. lEiElIS 11 LEHIGH ELECTIO Special Election Results in Land Slide for Democrats---Aver-, age Majority About 60' Muskogee, Okla., August 4. As a re sult of a conference between United States District Attorney Weekly and Chief of Police Ledbetter yesterday morning, sa loonkeepers who opened up here Friday morning, relying on a defect in the Billups law to bring them to safety, are to meet with federal prosecution for a violation of the national pure food laws in addi tion to the prosecution for a violation of the state laws. Prime beer of Milwaukee, St. Paul and St. Louis was chucked into the ice boxes Of the saloonkeepers during the time the saloons were open, and the wrappers were soaked from the real beer bottles, while the near beer bottles still held their labels. Under the pure food laws of the gov eminent relating to the manufacture am sales of bi t-is this is" a violation". 'Seven saloonkeepers arrested t Saturday's raids are out on $500 bail -.:ft and much beer was confiscated. fflYLiQ SUITS SETTLED BY AGREEMENT Lehigh, Okla., Aug. 4 At a election the Democratic ticket for city f fiicials was elected throughout, with the exception of Menton, Republican, for school board :Rioei Republican for . alder man. Second ward. - Average majority for Democrats at large in the city about GO, ' , - Officers elected are as follows; Thos. Carroll .mayor, C. K. Harrison, police judge"; John Rogers, City Clerk; Os car Dickerson, chief of police; John Hutchinson, city treasurer; C. E. B. Cut ler, city attorney, M. F. Landon, city street commissioner, all Democrats. By .an .overwhelming majority Lehigh was voted to be a city of the first class. Bonds will be immediately voted on to erect water works, .electric light plant, sewerage and otiier jaunieipal improve ments. Occupy Miller Property Mrs. J. M. Young and daughter, ' Ruth arrived in Vinita Sunday and will make their future home in Vinita. Mr. Young and another daughter having arrived several days ago. They will make; Jiieir home at the Miller property recently va cated by E. N. Williamson. Mr and Mrs. Young are .the : parents of.- Mrs; M.'S. Runyan. - , , ; v..'.' -. - -: W 1sl Muskogee, Okla., Aug. 4 A large num ber of the thousands of land suits filed against hqjders "of titles to Indian lands have been settled by agreement of the title holders with the government officials. Many gave "a quit claim deed back to the Indians, then got a new deed!' after ' pay ing to the allottee, the balance between what was originally paid; and the amount at which the land ,was appraised by gov- special eminent inspectors. - - .. STUN JSCCEPTiCE SPEECH HOT TO BE ROOSEVELTIi Lincoln, Aug. 4 Contrary to expecta tions, the speech of acceptance by Bryan will be a short one. He stated today by actual count it contained five thousand three hundred words. . His view will be reserved for more elaborate treatment in several campaign speeches he intends to make. DAMAGE BK B If inUSrl FIRES ilG 1 1 10,000,B00 Death List Will Probably Exceed 400 People in Crow's Nest District Driven from Homes Five Towns are Reported Com pletely Destroyed. hundred have perished. Vancouver wired $5,000 for relief yes terday and a train load of supplies went out today. Winnipeg dispatched a spe cial train with nurses, doctors, hospital stores and provisions. . Loggers to the number of eighty in the ramps of the Elk Lunibe,r company per ished in the flames and several settlers with their families who lived on the line of the railroad between Fernie and Michel disappeared. The death total will prob ably gruw larger and may reach 400. When the flames were consuming Fer nie all prisoners with the exception of flve "black hand" susiects were released. Vancouver, B. C, Autf,- 4 The city Later they were recaptured and sent to awoke to the full sense of the complete- - Nelson,- Crowds of refugees have also ness of the destruction around Feruie to- arrivsd at Nelson and an overflow from day. According to competent1', ; Cranbrook. These are being cared for as ties the loss will exceed $10,000,000 ; htueh as possible but the condition is pit and the death list total will never be inble. In the flight they brought nothing known. It is now believed that two away but the clothing they wore. Spokane, Aug. 4 The whole of Crows' Nest pass country from Fernia to Michel has been destroyed by bush fires. Thous ands are homeless in the areas burned over and the fires continue to spread Railway bridges and tracks have been de cape. The loss of life is believed to be the greatest since the San Francisco dis aster, while the property loss will run over $10,000,000. Assistance has been rushed to the burned district. Spar-, wood, Oleson, Hosmer, Fernie and Michel are, reported destroyed. Lack of wire communication makes reports meager at this time. F.'USKOGEE HEHS ESTILL. fEXH RECOHDS Muskogee Aug. 4 The William Jen nings Bryan phonograph records reached town today and were eagerly listened to by patrons of a pharmacy on West Broad way, where they were played on Edison phonographs. Most of the records were of a political nature, but a few delt with varied subjects. The record on the- 'Im morality of the Soul" is an .especially fie thing'and imprtisedalLwho ijtyirl. it l TOM MONROE BIES FROM APOPLEXY STROKE Tom Monroe, who for a number of years has been prominent in the affairs of the Cherokee nation, died at midnight last night at his home near Cleora. Mr. Mon roe about 2 o'clock . yesterday afternoon had gone about a 'mile dlhiuiit from h.a home to a neighbor's house and was stricken while standing at the door. He was conversing with the neighbor woman when he complained of a fearful headache and immediately 'sank to the floor. He was helped to a chair and Dr. Oliver Bagby of this city summoned. The stricken man was then . removed, to his home, where he died, neyej". recovering consciousness from the sudden stroke. Tom Monroe was one of the best known farmers In the eastern part of the Chero kee nation and always took an active part in the political affairs ( of the Cherokee nation. For two or three .-terms he was sheriff under the old Cherokee regime and was a member' of the last senate' of the tribal council '" " Mr. Monroe .leaves a large number of friends in Vinita who join the . Chieftain in extending sympathy to the, bereaved family: I l)r. J. J. Schmidt is attending the meet ing of the National Osteopathic Associa tion at Kirksville, Mo. 1 mWr. D. Fulton is nere from Coffey I, viiie for a visit with her mother, Mrs. Oce Trott. Ott Smith, made Fairlaad today. a business visit to SHERIFF RIDENKOUR ' eiSJLLEGEO JOINTS. Believing that joint keepers here had taken advantage of the defect in the Billups booze law, and were selling beer, Sheriff Ridenhour and County Attorney Brady yesterday raided several places where it is claimed intoxicants were be ing sold, but if such was the case, the keepers had been wise enough not to have any on hand as a search of the various places revealed no evidence of the violation of the law. ' Although both the sheriff and county attorney have been somewhat nonplused by the failure of conviction in their last few arrests, they say they are determined to enforce the law as far as they can. ACTUAL WORK 01 : SURVEY BEG i PROF. GOULD IN CHARGE OF SEVEN DIVISIONS.I G. A. PETIIBOilE OEAO AI DENVE Had Been 111 Ever Since Confine ment in Jail in Famous Murder Case Died from Operation Denver, Col., Aug. 4. Ceo. A. Petti bone, for years prominent in the councils of the Western Federation of Miners, and charged with President Moyer and former Secretary Haywood with ' complicity in the murder of former Governor Steunen Serg of Idaho, died at St. Joseph's hos pital last night from the effects of an operation for cancer. Pettibone has been ill practically ever since his confinement in the Idaho peni tentiary, which began more than a year previous to the famous trials at Boise. Pettibone was never formally tried, but was discharged after the aequital of Hay wood and Moyer. He leaves a widow. Miss Florence Bramble's mother, who has been visiting her, returned to Afton last night, but expects to return soon and make her home here. TO 1UKE OFFICIAL REPORT Recent Legislature Set Aside $1$, 000 to Carry on the WorkThe Half of Oklahoma's Wealth Has Not Been Told. Actual work lias begun on the geological survey of the state, authorized by an act of the recent legislature, Seven parties, under the direction of Prof. Charles N. Could, head of the detri ment of Geology of the state university at Norman, are now in the field and will make a complete survey of the state for an official and authentic report of the many resources of Oklahoma. Just before the close the legislature made an appropriation of $15,000 with which to carry on the work of this survey. It is believed that this will be of great benefit to the tiew commonwealth as here tofore' no true report of the wonderful re sources of the Gem of the Southwest has ever been made. The newspapers have had much to say of Oklahoma's great wealth in agricultural and mineral lands, but the great asphaltum and gypsum beds as well as the beautiful granite mountains' in the southwestern part of the state and the marble and soft building stone depos its have not received their proportion of publicity. When the report of this survey is made and sent out with the approval of the state government it will open the eyes of the whole Union and Oklahoma w ill stand out in grand relief among the other states in the matter of natural wealth. Prof. Gould has for the past several years been studying the geology of boh CONTINI'KO ON LAST PACK ? foe:,:er m girl ' BURIED SATURDAY r ft 1F0B0 - BERBER SHOE COOP Ally The friends of Miss Mabel Chouteau were somewhat surprised today to learn that that young lady was married Satur day to Mr. Roy S. Mulden at Kansas City, where the Chouteau family have resided the past few years. Miss Chouteau was born and reared in Vinita. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs! Win. Chouteau who for a number of years lived at the corner of Canadian avenue and Miller :eet, but a few years ago moved to Kansas City. Miss Mabel has since visit ed her friends here and it is indeed a pleasure to know that she has married a young man of uncsually bright prospects. Mr. Mulden is manager of the Kansas City Natural Gas Co. 1 ill AUU:- TE-ZIS ' VJLEi: ! Q j Muslin Underwear ' '"'T ( jf ' ' f i Sateen - -ude, nyn 1 1 skirts and f dress II ci.:,,. ; I j OIVJIIS 111 j Vinita IIP EI1TIRE LINE 0F1SLI WEAR ON SALE AT QNE-FIFTH 20c for 25c Values '40c for . 50c Values 60c for . , .-75c Values 80c gor '- $1 Values $1 .20 for . -1 $1 . 50 Values OFF mark ed PRICE! $2.00 Values ---$2.50 Values $1.60 for $2.00 for-..-. $2.40 for - $3. 00 Values $2.80 for $3.50 Values $4.00 for $5.00 Values Dorothy Dainty Ribbon Sets. . Your little ought to wear them. The latest thing in Sash and Hair Bows. In all the newest de signs, and colorim Packed in beautiful boxes. WLLI05 TFM SET FOR . . to'iorrg'.' i.:oF,:;!:;3 The prelirrunary.hearing .of Bud WiM- -iams-tm a charge o. 'aiy'ujt,,, wih, intent! to kill occupied the attention of Judge F'rear this morning. As none of the wit nesses could be in court this trial was set for tomorrow morning at nine o'clock. Better Shoes and cheaper than else where :: $1.50 for a big lot of S3 Hats, nobby and stylish no junk. STILL I'l THE I'LL UNCUT 'nt' a. Ok., August 4 Clay Harris, Saturday shot and killed his wife y and shot two bystanders, is Mil who and 1 at We have your size in Tan, Ox-Blood, Patent, Cunmetal or Via. PUMPS & OXFORDS at $2.50, $3, $3.50 and $4. Ygu won't find so large an cs sortment at any other store. Three standard brakds-Selhy, Queen Quality, Johnson Bros. Specials in Mens Suits end Shirts displayed in our west zaow. 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 16.50 each. THE SHIRTS are the R fc M and Cueen City brands and come in plain 'and pleated bosoms, coat and regular .styles, More than a hundred patterns to select from. . . Men's Stetson Hats for Fall are now on Sale. ? e -V -v 1 , ' rh-J7 ;) '' A VINITA'S DIG -DEPARTMENT STORE Men's Shoes for fall are now on - Sale SEE! 17 N D O It is t!ou).?it that IJ.irrs is in hi. it'iin ten n:':!'s of T.:i--a.