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VOL XII. NO. 121.
VINIT, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1910
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
Vote to Include Name of Taft Along
wjifc Rscssv!t as Fr!;nd of Con
servation Lost In Committee.
St. Paul, Minn.. Sept. 9. The Na
tional Conservation Congress last
night adopted a platform placing the
seal of its approval on the national
control of natural resources and ad
journed. The threatened fight on the
part of the state conservation com
missioners to place the name of Pres
ident Taft in the platform along with
that of Theodore Roosevelt as a great
friend of conservation did not mater
ialize on the floor. Under the gener
ous use of the gavel It did, not even
The following were chosen as of
ficers: President, Henry Wallace, Des
Moines, la.; Secretary, Thomas R.
Shlpp, Indianapolis, Ind.; treasurer,
D. A. Latshaw, Kansas City.
Gifford Plnchot and J. B. White of
Kansas City declined to be nominated
for the presidency, and Wallace was
The committee on resolutions of
the National Conservation Congress
was in turmoil, or verging on it yes
terday. Eventually the committee
agreed to recommend to the session of
the convention a platform demanding
national control of the countries' nat
The big fight of the committee
meeting, which it was promised would
be carried to the floor of the conven
tion at the night session, concerned
the mention of the name of Roose
velt as the originator of the policies
recommended by the committee, and
ignoring that of President Taft.
The sessions of the committee were
executive, but the reports of warfare
leaked out. Violent speeches were
made demanding that the policies ad
vocated by the congress were not only
those of Mr. Roosevelt, but also those
of Mr! Taft and that the name of the
latter should be specifically mention
ed. This occurred during the afternoon.
There were but eighteen members of
the committee present, who were un
der the chairmanship of ex-Governor
Pardee of California. The vote "to
Include the name of Taft lost, 8 to 10.
LOST CANDIDATE FOUND
it iiinnii DIMIMI
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 9 L. T. Burns
of Ardmore, the lost republican nom
inee for state insurance commissioner,
has been found at Ancon, Panama,
where he has a government position.
After Burns became a candidate he
grew uncertain as to his nomination,
lost interest in the campaign and went
to Panama. Under the alphabetical
arrangement his name appeared first
in the list of candidates for, insurance
'commissioner, and he was 6niinatec.
His whereabouts were unknown and
much trouble was experienced finding
him. In a letter received today at
republican headquarters, Burns said
that he would return to Oklahoma and
make the race,
The Okoee Fair.
I certainly feel proud of the peo
ple of Okoee for they deserve credit
and show ability in arranging an in
stitution down there. It shows to ev
ery body that the Okoee people are
progressive and are thinking for them
selves. It shows to the state a higher
standard of cultivation and a good
class of citizenship.
THOS. T. WIMER.
MILFORD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY.
School Shoes and
12-INCH RULERS FOR ALL THE SCHOLARS .
j MILFORD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY
Roosevelt at Cincinnati.
By Associated Press.
Cincinnati, O., Sept. 9. Colonel
Roosevelt reached here at eight
o'clock this morning and was enter
tained at breakfast at Rockwood, the
home of Congressman Nicholas Long
worth, his son-in-law. The forenoon
included a public reception in the
Music Hall and luncheon at the ex
position grounds. Roosevelt Is to
speak In the Music Hall at 2:30 and
in the evening will attend an opera.
COLLEGE BUILDING LOOKS
GOOD SINGE REMODELING
The old Willie- Halsell college build
ing is rapidly being prepared for the
accommodation of the city high
school. The walls have been patched
and replastered and new wall paper
put on. A new roof was put on and
the wood work is being repainted.
When school opens next week the
high school students will have one of
the best buildings for school purposes
in the state. In fact since the remodel
ing the wish is often expressed, by
those who have seen the bunding, that
the city owned it.
BY GAS EXPLOSION
Leaky Gas Pipes Causes Near Dis
aster in Union Bank 4 Trust
Company at Chelsea.
A gas explosion that wrecked the
interior of the building occupied by
the Union Bank & Trust company and
destroyed part of the bank furniture,
u.iu a. v,u. w.- f "
Ing, according to the report received
here by C. C Roberts, whose company
carried the insurance on the bank
According to the report. Assistan t
Cashier Floyd McSpadden was first
to enter the bank this morning. He
lighted a cigar and threw the match
Into the directors room. In some way
the gas pipes that supply the building
had sprung a leak during the night
and the room was filled with gas.
When the lighted match touched this
gas off the explosion followed. A lib
rary table in the directors room was .
smashed into kindling-wood and other I
furniture in the bank was badly dam-i
aged. The plate glass front of the j
building was utterly demolished. While I
considerably bruised and scorched, i
Mr. McSpadden was not seriously in- j
LITTLE JAPS COMING.
Smallest Japanese Performers in the
World Coming With Robinson
The Oturl troupe oi Japanese, con -
sisting of four people, one lady and
three small Japanese children, are
with the Yankee Robinson' Shows n00 to the republican campaign in Ok
which exhibits here Friday Septem- jahoma. Cruce says he will "agree to
ber 23. These Jap children are the 'any pian that does not violate the elec
smallest performers the Oriental coun-jtion jaws 0f Oklahoma, but that the
try has ever given to the shows of candidates by agreement have no
this country. They are without ques-lmore rjght to repeal the election laws
U ,-v nlnc.f rf,,) Hll,0 0 hn '
Japanese have ever produced. The
three children arrived in this country
the first of March' and although hav
ing been here but a short time, they
have mastered a few of the words of
the English language. The boy and
the two girls will receive the small
children who Rttejid the cireui and
talk to them in the best way they can
of their native land. Their perform- 1"6 was an Incident of the Flack de
ance is one of the sensations of the falcation yesterday afternoon. , The
age and their wardrobe Is the grand- j new cashier placed in charge of the
est ever conceived In Japan. ;
Mr. and Mrs. T. E Englehart and
Miss Mina Enlx returned last night
frem Tulsa, where they attended the
state convention of the Christian
LEE CRUGE DECLARES FOR
Democratic Candidate Declares His Party Has
Always Stood For Fair Election-' Takes
Some Hot Shots at Republican Methods of
Conducting ElectionsExplains Delay
in Answering Suggestions Made By
, fMcNeal.Says Hz Will Never
Agree to a Returnto the Elec
tion Machinery of Old Dars
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 9. Declaring
that the suggestions made by J. W.
McNeal, republican candidate for gov
ernor for securing a fair count In the
general election this fall, meet his
hearty approval in so far as they are
permitted undet existing law, Lee
Cruce of Ardmore, democratic candi
date for governor, addressed a letter
to Mr. McNeal In reply to the one di
rected to all the gubernatorial candi
dates by the republican nominee sev-
eral weeks ago. Cruce apologizes for
his delay in replying on the ground
that he has Just returned from a
vacation of three weeks in Colorado.
After asserting that the democratic
party always hag opposed unfair elec
tions and corruption Cruce takes some
hot shots at the republican party, de
claring that a republican board in 1876
"ruthlessly set aside the will of a free
people," and placed a man in the high
est office of the land who was de
feated overwhelmingly. ' He also de
clares that the election of 1896 was
icorrupted by the use 0 minions and
,n 0Mah0JnR terdto the fate
Bm Crogs .. mt
j Cnjce then refers to Qf a
l... , ha
jtauui ui icituvij mil w vim
pledge of the republican state plat
form of a return to the election ma
chinery in force before statehood, "an
election machinery under which," says
the Cruce letter, "the most flagrant
and outrageous dishonesty was not
only possible but actually was per
McNeal intimated Ic his letter that
the nomination of both 'the demo
cratic and , republican candidate was
tainted with fraud and declares that
If he thought for a moment that his
nomination were secured by fraud or
unfair means he would return the
nomination to his party and that Mc
Neal should do the same. Cruce states
that Chairman Fred Branson of the
democratic state committee resigned
as chairman ' of the state election
board upon his election as chairman
'an(i then calls attention to newspa
per reports that the national republl
'cfln committee has contributed .$15.-
of the state than a mob has to try to
SAFE BLOWING RESORTED
TO DY ADELINE BIKERS
I Abilene, Kans.,' Sept. 9. A safe blow.
tank xuesaay locKea tne sare coniain-
in the currency ' supporting the bank
knew the combination. But Flack
had changed it and experts were un-
aWe to reopen the doors,
was blown with dynamite.
I Representatives, of Chicago banks
in which paper was deposited arrived
this afternoon to look after their in
terests. The paper is of record and
only the matter' of its collection is in
volved. One of Flack's methods In
obtaining and holding '.large deposits
accounts was discovered today. JIany
of the large depositors received 6 per
I cent on their daily balances. This
'did not appear on the books and the
interest was paid to them In lump
sums semi-annually.. About fifty thou
'sand dollars was thus drawing Inter
est. It was reported that a half sec
jtion more land In Wallace county
stands in Flack's name. An attorney
, has gone to investigate. The county
'attorney has not yet filed complaint
but will do so when details and dates
set aside the laws providing for Jury
Cruce states he is willing t allow
each' party two watchers or more at
the polls to Insure a fair count and
states that the present law allows one
watcher for each party. He also
agrees to the plan of having carbon
copies of the tally Bheets given to
the election clerk and inspector and
charges the republican party with de
feating a proposed amendment to the
election1 laws permitting- three carbon
sheets to be made, one for each' mem-
ber of the election board.
Cruce concludes his letter as fol
"T elected governor I shall try to
cany ou the platform pledges of my
party honestly by continuing to stand
for a. fair primary and general elec
tion law that will insure a fair count
and will provide a sufficient penalty
for dishonest men who violate it, but
I will never agree to a return to the
election machinery in force prior to
statehood as you are pledged to do by
your platform." ...
TIRED OF LIVING
With Shot Gun And Garden Rake Boy
Near Bluejacket Ends Hie
After writing a note saying that he
would like to have seen his brother
and sister again, but that he was tired
of living, Roy Coliorn, aged 21 years,
shot' and killed himself at the home
of his parents, two and one-half miles
northeast of Bluejacket last night. A
shot gun was used by the youth In
ending his life. He had loaded the
gun, placed the muzzle against his
neck, and with a garden rake pulled
the trigger. The full charge took ef
fect In the neck, nearly tearing the
head irom the shoulders. The remains
were buried at Bluejacket today.
The youth is of one ot the best
families In that vicinity. His father
Is a well to do farmer and the family
and neighbors are unable to account
for the strange act.
FERRY "SANK WITH TRAIN.
OF LOADED FREIGHT CARS
By Associated Press.
Ludington, Mich., Sept. 9. Twenty
lives were lost when the Pere Mar
quette car ferry. No. 18, sank In Lake
Michigan, twenty miles off Port Wash
ington this morning. The ferry's wire
less signals of distress brought a sis
ter ferry to the rescue and many mem
bers of the crew were saved. The
ferry was loaded with twenty-nine
loaded freight cars. The damage was
about a half million dollars.
Milwaukee, Wis., Sept. 9. Thirty
nine members of the crew of the Pere
Marquette car ferry, No. 18, were lost
and three saved, when the ferry sank
in mid-lake, about thirty miles off
Shebaygan today. The ferry was
bound from Ludington to Milwaukee.
Mr. and Mrs. John Schoenborn have
returned from Denver, where they at
tended a reunion of Spanish war vet
erans. Miss Jessie Ganmon, who has been
visiting Miss Anna Gatewood, left
i this morning for Pryor Creek, where
she will teach in the city schools. '
Bronchitis Caused Death.
By Associated Press.
Boston, Mass., Sept. 9. Solicitor
General Lloyd V. Bowers died here
at 11:30 o'clock today, of an attack of
bronchitis. He had been III about two
weeks. He was fifty-one years old.
three members refused
TO ATTEND THE MEETING
By Associated Press,
Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 9. Only
six members of the Ealllnger-Pinehot
investigating committee, one less than
a quorum, were present when the ses
sion opened today. Senator Suther
land, of Utah, and two other republi
can representatives, Samuel McCall
of Massachusetts, refused to attend
The action of five members Wednes
day in adopting a reso!ut!on condemn
ing Ballioger Is the avowed cause of
the refusal of the members to attend.
Commercial Club Electa New Corps
of Officers And Prepares to Cam
paign For Bigger Vlnlta.
The regular weekly meeting of the
Commercial Club last night was taken
up with the election of officers for the
ensuing year. There was a fairly large
attendance brought out by the fact
that the officers were to be chosen.
The following officers were elected:
Dennis H. Wilson, president; F, M.
Smith, vice president and V, B. Coley,
C. B. Rogers, John A. Wjse, Sam R.
Frazee and .A. J. Williams, directors.
The secretary will be selected by the
board of directors at its first meeting
and the work of the club will not be
allowed to drag.
D. H. Wilson, the new president
made the club a neat little speech of
acceptance that was brim full of en.
thuslasm for Vinita, and Is a fair In
dication of the esteem In which the
new president holds the city and how
he regards thhe possibilities of build
ing a greater city here.
, The matter of locating the Sheffer
Brothers nursery here was discussed
briefly and it was the sense of the
club that every encouragement and
aid in securing a location for this en
terprise, be lent them by the club.
. The report of committees and a
general review of the work of the
club during the past few months was
Indulged in by the members.
COUNTY OFFICERS MUCH
DISTURBED BY DECISION
Guthrie, Okla., Sept. 9. Oklahoma
City will be the scene of a heated dis
cussion today. The register of deeds,
county clerks and county treamn'erj
of the entire state are to meet there
and try and determine just where they
stand on the salary question. It is ex
pected that over two hundred and
fifty will attend the meeting.
The adverse opinions as rendered
by Attorney General West and Dis
trict Judge Carney on the fees and
salary bill is what has brought mat
ters to a climax and compelled the
county officers to take action and try
and .settle their salary question. ,
According to West the fees and
salary bill went Into effect on June
18, or as soon after as the county
census was returned. Under this rul
ing a number of the county officers
were changed from a straight salarr
Recently Judge Carney in Cana
dian county held that the bill does
hot effect the officers who were la
office at the time of Its passage.
' As a result in some counties of
ficers were receiving a salary and in
other counties they are getting a fee.
None are certain whether they ' are
obeying the law or not.
' At the meeting today it is expected
that the officers will choose an inter
pretation of the law, place It In ef
fect In all state counties.
A wedding which is of much inter
est to Vinita people is that of Miss
Belle Robbins and Mr. James High
land, which took place last evening
at 9 o'clock at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Alma Robbins. The
ceremony was read by Rev. J. M. Cant
rell. Only the immediate relatives be-
Rotten Conditions Existing In Illinois
Politics Cannot Be Cured By
Freeport, III., Sept. 9. Col
onel Roosevelt yesterday ad
mitted that there Is a possibil
ity of his returning to public
life. The statement was In his
address at Highland, 111.
"I don't suppose I ever shall
be In public life again," he
said, "but if I am, there la al
ways the chance that some timo
It may come up.
"If any corrupt corporation
or politician helps at any time
to put me in a position of in
fluence, let it or him remember
they help me at their peril, for
I will hurt them If I get the
Colonel Roosevelt also read
an open letter by William R.
Hearst in which Mr. Hearst ad
vised the colonel to return to
New York and take up the fight
on the republican organization
there, saying that If he did so
Mr. Hearst would be in sym
pathy with him.
The colonel said: "I am go
ing back to my state, as men
tioned by Mr. Hearst, to fight
the bosses. I will welcome the
support of any man who wishes
to aid in that fight."
Chlcago, 111., Sept. 9. Standing in
the presence of twelve hundred men,
nearly all of 'whom were clllzenB of
the state of Illinois, a majority of
whom were prominent politicians and
those well known in business life,
Theodore Roosevelt at the Hamilton
Club banquet last night, brought his
hearers to a wild enthusiasm by a
scathing denunciation of political con
ditions in Illinois.
The great banquet hall at theh Con
gress hotel never witnessed such a
scene nor echoed to such tumult as
followed the close of Mr. Roosevelt's
address. Members of the Hamilton
Club, under whose auspices the ban
quet was given, together with guests,
stood on chairs and tables, waiving
handkerchiefs in a wild manner while
they cheered the speaker at the top
of their voices. Colonel Roosevelt ,
has always been a favorite at the
After the Introduction, Mr. Roose
velt declared that he was about to
talk on delicate matters, nevertheless,
matters to be treated only by direct
ness. Following this . he took up the
condition In Illinois politics described
by witnesses in tne present trial of
Lee O'Neil Browne for bribery in con
nection with the election of William
Lorimer to the United States senate.
"I have read the confessions of four
members of the Illinois legislature
who appeared in the case," declared
Mr. Roosevelt. "I have read the evi
dence obtained by the states attorneys
in two counties, and I know that Illi
nois politics cannot be cured by ig
noring what Is going on."
After ending his speech, Roosevelt
was to have attended a reception in
another room of the hotel. He tried
to reach this room, but for some time
was unable to make his way through
the cheering crowd. As he left the
platform; someone started to cheer for
Joseph G. Cannon. This was taken
up until the speaker arose from the
During the Roosevelt speech,
Speaker Cannon received much ' at
tention from ' the audience. It had
been rumored during the day that In
case any references to him weremade
by Colonel Roosevelt and to which the
speaker took exception, an answer had
been prepared. Mr. Roosevelt made
no reference to him.
Following the reception, Roosevelt
and party prepared to leave for the
union station, to leave at midnight for
When introduced by President Bat
ton of the Hamilton Club, Roosevelt
was greeted with tumultuous applause
lasting several minutes.
ing present. They will commence
housekeeping at once, at their new
home on South Scraper, which they
have furnished ready for occupancy.
Both have lived in Vinita for a num
ber of years and have many friends
here who wish them much happiness.