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VINITA DAILY CHIEFTAIN.
VOL XIV. NO. 197. VINITA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DFA'EMBER 17. 1912. FIVE CENTS PER COP ARMED WOMEN PICKET DUTY III T With Rifles on Their Shoulders They Stand Guard With the Men Moving Pictures of Battle. Oklahoma City, Dec. 16. Official confirmation of the previous dispatches sent out of Grove, Okla., was made tonight when Major General Frank M. Canton and Sergeant Major H. A. Ran dall reached Oklahoma City and said the records of Delaware county were guarded at Old Jay by a determined, armed ai il sober band of men and women. Kodak pictures taken by Ser geant Randall, in Old Jay, showed wo men with rifles doing picket duty Sun day during the absence of men guards at dinner. Major Canton and Sergeant Randall stated that seven moving picture men were on the ground with machines, and the citizens of New Jay were pos ing in fighting attitude for the bene fit of the enterprising photographers. Canton and Randall say they reached Old Jay Saturday night at 7 o'clock. The shooting was started by the New .Tay forces, in conjunction with the sheriff. Bud Thomason's deputies fir ing at Sam Denuie and Ed Washburn as these two were sleeping by a camp lire ou guard in the outskirts of Old Jay. The bullets struck and knocked asunder the camp-fire, but no one was injured. Old Jay citizens rushed to arms and about one hundred shots were fired by the two sides. Sunday morning Canton talked with Old Jay partisans who said they in tended to hold the records by force of arms until January 9 next, when the new county commissioners would designate Old Jay the county seat, and the trouble end. To surrender the books now would give New Jny an op portunity to hold them after January 9 thourough court procedure. Old Jay partisans offered to surren der the books to Canton upon order from Governor Cruce, but as they aft in Old Jay by orders of Cruce, admin istered by Canton, the governor is not likely to have them returned to New Jay on the district court's orders. Can ton would not say what his recom mendations to Cruce would be, other than to express an opinion that the records could not be moved by the local authorities without bloodshed. Grove, Okla., Dec. Pi The situation at Jay is unchanged. The opposing forces fought a bloodless battle about ten o'clock Sunday night. Over one hundred shots were fired at long range no one being hit on either side. Each side claim that the other fired first. General Canton was in old Jay at the time but took no part in the fray. He returned to Oklahoma City today to report to Governor Cruce but he did not indicate to any one here what his report would be. Certain movements o nthe part of the sheriff and his forces indicate that they have given up the fight, but the force at old Jay is still OH guard and have been busy today digging en trenchments around the court house. Sheriff Thomason was In Grove sev eral hours today, hut returned to New Jay this afternoon. County Teachers Hold Meeting. The Craig county teachers held their regular meeting in the high school auditorium last Saturday and the as sociation was well attended by both rural and the city teachers. This was one of the best meetings that has ever been held in this county and there were many good things said that was of great benefit to every one in their line of work whether in high school or not, as the program was so arranged that all might get good ideas. The special numbers on the program that deserve mention were those given by Prof. Clark, of the English depart ment of the Tahlequah state normal, Prof. Logan of the Latin department and Prof. Nelson o fthe manual train ing department. All of these men handled their subjects in a manner that no teacher could we afford to miss. The above named men took special delight in explaining any question that any teacher might ask in regard to the Northeastern state normal and the plan for the teachers to attend that normal next summer and have a pleas ant one, was a great one and it seems that many of the teachers will take advantage of it. Y USE "FRECKLES." The universal popularity of "Freck les," Mrs. Gene Stratton Porter's earlier story of the Limberlost region, was well proved by the large audi 1MB present at the Grand Saturday . matinee and night to witness its pro duction as a play. Mrs. Porter's novels are so essen-' tially nature stories, and deal so much , with the development of character through the love of nature, thai they present a certain difficulty In drama tizing. and while part of this love of the great out-of-door was lost and the melodramatic tendency accentuated in 1 Postoftiee officials here are studying the visualization of Freckles, still the Pamphlets which contain the parcels result was a wholesome, enjoyable Pst niles. The pamphlets have just play, with a charming heroine, the arrived. The rules go into effect Jan nameless hero triumphant, villainy uary l thwarted und virtue rewarded in good 1 Nearly everything that doesn't weigh old fashioned style. ,more than eleven pounds and that can Jules Velie, the Freckles, was ap- be tied with a 72-inch string going pealing, with a quaint natural humor uoth wa around can be shipped. In and sensitiveness and invariable good toxicants, poisons, inflammable mater- fnature which won their way with his audience, as well as in the story. His obscene printed matter and articles songs were sweet and taking. The which violate criminal acts are ta Angel was gracefully and sympatheti- booed. However, there are exceptions cally portrayed by Miss Delmore. The on the taboo list. One may mall a live Duncans, Freckles' good friends, were queen bee and other insects if properly ably acted by John S. Marble and ap- pealing, with a quaint, natural humor whose characterizations were much enjoyed. The Black Jack of George McCabe was a good picture of a typi- cal villain of a melodrama. The re- mainder of the cast was in capable ' hands. The scenes lit the Limbei lost were picturesque and artistic and furnished an appropriate setting for the play. Owensboro Enquirer. MAIL ORDER LIQUOR Hot Debate Over Bill tj Prohibit Shipping Liquor Into "Dry" Territory. TRAFFIC DENOUNCED Washington. Dec. Pi. Denunciation A 1Jarc0 may bu iusl.t,( against of the "mail order liquor business" as i0Ss ia an amount equivalent to its ac the enemy of state prohibition, char- tliai vaUe ut not to exceed $50, on acterized the opening today of the payment of a fee of ten cents, right in the senate for the passage of , Addressees must sign a receipt for the Sheppard-Kenyon bill to prohibit insured mail. the shipment of liquor across states Parcels post matter will not be ad lines into "dry" territory. niitted to registered mail. Galleries were thronged with men ( Parcels post matter comes under the and women identified with the national head of fourth class mail matter and temperance movement when the de- an ,)roS0nt fourth class regulations bate began ou the measure long pend- conflicting with parcels post are snper ing before both branches of congress. seded. Consideration of the bill was devoted to address in its support by Senators Sanders of Tennessee and McCumber of North Dakota, both of whom had in troduced bills similar to the measure pending. Legislative rules threw the bill back to the regular calendar when the short 'debate was interrupted by the conven ing of the Archbald court of impeach ment. Members will demand that it again be taken up, however, and an probably will be made to have it brought before the senate as the "unfinished business." insuring its daily consideration, until it is finally disposed of. Robbins Takes Rest. McAlester, Okla., Dec. 16. Henry P, Robbins, editor of the News-CopI-ital, in monday's issue says editorial ly: "Commencing with Tuesday's is sue I he News-Capital will be for a few weeks be in editorial charge of Paul Nesbitt." Mr. Robbins states, that he has only had one week's rest in five years, and that nature has be-' come so clamorous that a vacation is To Name Delegates Who Will Select deemed imperative. Mr. Nesbitt was , New Board of Agriculture, formerly editor of Governor Haskell's a meeting of the county farmers' in paper, the McAlester Tribune. stitutes will be held in every county in Oklahoma Wednesday afternoon be There will be a basket-ball game at tween 2 and 5 o'clock for the purpose the high school building next Friday 0f selecting representatives to the night between the Columbus, Kans., stole institute meeting which will be high schoo land the Vinita high school, held at Stillwater on January 15, at There will also be a game between which time the new board of agricul two of the Vinita girl teams as a pre- ture will be chosen. The meetings liminary to the main contest. This Wednesday are held in pursuance of will be the first game for the boys and the provisions of the bill recalling the tho Columbus team is reported to be old board of agriculture and providing extra strong this season. for the selectio nof a new board. ! One representative from each county Dr. F. M. Adams, superintendent of institute in the state, who will be se the hospital for the insane at Vinita, lected at the meetings Wednesday, will be open for the reception of pa- will be entitled to a vote at the Still tients about January 15. Arrange- water meeting in the selection of a ments have been made for the recep- new board. The new board will be tlon of 301 patients. Sheriff-elect composed of ten members, two to be Smartt will bring these unforunates selected fro meach of the fl' supreme from Norman as soon as the manage- eourt judicial districts of t! t state, ment here are ready to receive them. I Craig county will hold its invention at the Grand theatre tomorrow after- W. M. Malone went to Tulsa today noon. on business and expects to return Wednesday. (Jet in the Cood Fellow band wagon. I RULES IN FORCE Nearly Anything Under Eleven Pounds May Be Sent By Mail A Few of the Rules. ials, revolvers, animals (alive or dead), caged, or a stuffed animal. Poisons to be used as medicines are admissible, Here are some of the regulations: Distinctive stamps will he used on parcels post packages stamps not Bod for any other class of mail. Packages must be wrapped so that the contents may be examined easily Packages will not be accepted unless they bear the name and address of the sender preceded by the word e"from.' j Inscriptions such as "Merry Christ mas, "Happy New Year," "With best wishes" and "Do not open till Christ mas," may be placed o nthe covering. Fragile articles must be labeled "fragile and perishable articles "per- ishable." Eggs must be packed against any possible chance of breakage and must be labeled "eggs." Fresh meat will not be accepted for shipment beyond the first zone. Perishable matter decaying in tran sit may be destroyed by postmasters. Perishable matter which may decay before it readies its destination may be givou to charitable institutions by postmasters. I, PARCELS These rates afe given: ICach 1st. Ih. ad. Ib. 1 1 lb. Rural route and city delivery $0.05 $0.(i $0.15 50-mile zone 05 .01! .35 150-mile zone .06 .04 .46 ;i00-mile zone 07 .05 57 000-mile zone OS' .no .68! 1,000-mile zone 09 .07 .79 1,400-mile zone In .09 1.00 1,800-mile zone 11 .10 1. 11 Over 1,800 miles 12 .12 1.32 Parcels post and express charges compared on pound package: Parcels Present post express rate. rate. .$0.09 $0.25 . .17 .25 . .22 .35 . .27 .35 . .32 .50 . .37 .60 . .46 .75 . .51 .75 .6$ .80 Zone Distance City and rural route. 50 miles 150 miles 300 miles 000 miles. 1,000 miles 1,400 1,800 Over I.S00 BANKER ARRESIED E Former Officer of Pryor Institution Placed Under $10,000 Bond. Pryor, Okla., Dec. 10. W. L. Jones, former president of the Pryor State bank, which failed November 20, was arrested here Saturday afternoon charged with misappropriating the bank's funds. Jones was placed un der $10,000 bond which was furnished by his brother-in-law. According to the report of the bank examiner, Jones misappropriated $17, 000 In cash of the bank's money and issued worthless notes to the amount of approximately $2K,ooo. The money and notes, it is said, was used in pro moting the building of an electric light plant at Pryor which was fathered by Jones. The greater part of the shortage, it is said, occurred during the past 30 days. The bank has been reorganized and reopened under the name of Ameri can State Dank of Pryor, with J. A. Langer, president. Mr. Lunger was formerly president of the Davenport State bank and has been connected with the banking interests of the state for a number of years. The investigation of the defunct in stitution and the reorganization of the new bank was conducted by Bank Ex aminer W. R. Samuel. If is stated neither the depositors nor the bank guarantee fund suffered any loss as a result of the failure. WILL PROVIDE FOR LESS Fl Good Fellow Organization to See That Every Child in Vinita is Remem bered for Christmas. Are you a Good Fellow? Then be one. Send in your contribution at once. Last night at a meeting at the First National Hank an organization to be known ns the Good Fellows of Vinita was formed to raise funds to purchase a Christmas present for every child in Vinita where the family is too poor to provide for a present. There will be no campaign made for funds but every one in Vinita who feels that they would like to make Christmas seem real to the children of the more un fortunate homes can aid in this by sending a contribution either In money or fruit, candy, clothing or any thing they choose for this purpose. Address your contribution to Mr. Good Felow, Vinita, Okla., and it will be placed in the hands of a committee. Also if you know of a family that may be over-looked In the annual visit of Santa Clans call the attention of the Good Fellows to this family. So save em barrassment any family that would like to be visited on Christinas morn ing by the Good Fellows should ad dress a letter to them giving street address and tho committee will make an investigation and if the family is worthy and really needs the help it will be gi V 611. Without very much cost to any one a fund large enough to care for all of I the poor people of the city can be raised it all who are able respond with a contribution even if It is but a few cents. At the meeting last night $17.50 was raised by the eight men present and this fund is being rapidly increased. No fear need be enter tained bu that the funds will be used in a proper way. The names of the 'families submitted will be referred to 'a committee of the ladies o fthe town to ascertain their needs. This was 'made necessary by the probability of I requests from people who may not actually need help. It is the inten tion to see that all children of laboring men who may be out of employment j will receive a present to the end that j Christmas in Vinita may mean glad ness to the whole city. Get into this movement. Report every person you know to deserve remembrance to Mr. 'Good Fellow. Also remember that every little bit' added to tho fund makes that much more happiness in Vinita. Suggestions to Shippers of Christmas Packages by Express. 1st. Ship your packages early by 'the 15th of December If possible. The express company will give you a small FOR SHORTAG RT ATE label to paste on the package reading "Do not open until Chrismas." This will give opportunity for the package to reach its destination before Christ mas and give the additional pleasure to the recipient of the gift of having it on Christmas morning. 2nd. (se wooden boxes with plenty of excelsior tor packing glass and other fragile articles, which cannot ctherwise be safely carried. 3rd. Write the address distinctly and in full state, county, city, street and number on the box or package. with ink or crayon. Tags are fre quently torn oft and lost. 4th. If you want to pr?pay the charges, write the word "Paid" in. large, plain letters on the package. 5th. Insist upon a receipt and see that the amount pnid and the value is marked on the receipt and on the pack age. tUh. Write your own address in lull somewhere on the package, following tho word "From " 7th. Enclose a caid in eaih box or package reading: From (Your address.) T. (Consignee's address.) This in order that, should the outer markings be destroyed, the inner mark will Insure prompt forwarding and de livery. 8th. If paper is employed for Wrap ping, use only the strongest, and tie with strong cord. Never ues news paper. 9th. If package contains anything of perishable nature, write the word "Perishable" in large plain letters on the box or package, which will call for special attention and delivery. loth. Obliterate all old addresses on boxes or wrappings. If you will observe these sugges tions, you will greatly assist in the prompt delivery of your gift in good condition. Fire Loss, $3,000. Sallisaw, Okla., Dec. 10,- -The gfcR ral store of George Haldridge, located at Maple, an inland village in Sequoyah county was destroyed by lire, Satur day evening, together with the entire contents. The postolllce, which is lo cated in the store also was destroyed. Only a part of the books bing saved. Th loss is estimated at $3,000, partly covered by insurance. Open Nights Until Christmas (Close at 8 instead 6 p. m.) So that those who work during the day can do their Christmas shopping. Ll!!!!!Ll DEPAR E NT i V0En i A copy of "Freckles" FREE with each seat reservation bought at our store Tuesday & Wednesday INDIANS REFUSE TO TAKE MONEY Cherokees Refuse Government Money Because of Broken Treaty. t'laremore, Okla., Dee. 10, Many In dian, families living in the wilds of the Oznrks in Eastern Oklahoma, enrolled as fullblood Cherokees, are in desti tute circumstances, it is said some of them may not survive the winter, while at the Indian agencyc hecks for $ 1 33 are theirs for the asking. The members of the tribe believe that great injustice has been done them and as a result have taken vows never to accept the motioy. When the Dawes Commission en tered upon the task of allotting lands to tho Indians it was found that a strong opposition existed to the plan. Many full-bloods protested against the restriction of their hunting grounds and have never accepted allotments. The government was forced to allot arbitrarilly those who refused. Three, years ago when the government dis tributed to each Indian $133 as share in the fund which had accumulated from the removal of the Cherokees from. Georgia to Oklahoma more than seventy years ago, these Indians re fused to accept the money and more than forty checks still remain uncalled for at the agency. Twenty -years ago, or more, there was organized among the Indians a secret society known as the Kee-to- wah, or Night Hawks. The object of it was to force the government to carry out the treaties granting that all lands should be owned in common and that the Indian should be protected in his rights. The members of this secret society, living remote from cen ters of civilization, have not kept in touch with the ever changing condi tions. The vows they have taken preclude the acceptance of the money or lands and the problem of the government grows greater as timo passes. The situation becomes more serious as cold weather approaches. Heretofore other Indians have assisted the Night Hawks but this year that method seems impossible.