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VOL XIV. NO. l'O. VINITA, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, DKCKMBER 81, 1912 FIVE CENTS PER COP PARCELS POSI IS II SIMPLE AFFAIR Just Like Mailing a Letter or Any Other Package The Zone Sys tem it Easy. The new parcels post, effective Jan uary 1 is as simple and easy as mail ing a letter at the postoflice. Forget the fussy talk about "zone systems." Take your package to the postoflice and ask the man behind the window "how much?" He can figure it out in a moment. Lick the stamps, stick theni on and deposit your pack age. Unless you send packages frequently and a postoflice or substation Is in convenient for you, thats all there is to it. Parcels post is just a new way of sending packages, like Christmas pres ents for instance. It has three im portant new features: 1. The postage you pay depends on the distance your package goes, instead of the present flat rate for everywhere. Exception Packages weighing four ounces or less are so small that they will be sent at the old flat rate of 1 cent an ounce everywhere. is 7 cents; for the fourth zone for the fifth zone, 9 rents; sixth zone, 10 cents; for the zone, 11 cents, and for th cents, i ne rat 8 cents; for the seventh eighth 011 1 1 nounela in me eighth zone is $1.32 the highest rate charged. This Includes Hawaii and the Philippine Islands. On the wall in every postoflice will hang a map of the United States with the zones marked in red ink circles The postoflice where the map hangs will be the center of these circles. On a hook beneath the mon ,vin h.ln . parcel post guide with an alphabetical list of all postoffices in the United States. If you want to send a package to Washington, D. C, from your post office you will look up Washington in the guide, and will find the number beside it No. 1071. WOULD REAPPRAISE FRISCO LIKE THE COAL LANDS Will Have Senator Owen Introduce Bill to Reappraise the Surface of Coal Lands. FOUR DAYS ALLOWED BIDDERS Washington, 1). C, Dec. 31. Sena tor R. L Owen of Oklahoma, upon the recommendations of Secretary of the Interior Fisher, will soon introduce a joint resolution prepared by the de partment, providing for the continu ance of the appraisal work upon the half million acres of segregated min eral lands in the Choctaw nation. The proposed bill provides that th jappraisement, which was begun many ; month's ago and which ended in the III NEW VENTURE makes no difference with them. 2. You can now send packages weighing up to 11 pounds, instead of only four pounds, as at present. 3. You must use a new kind of -tamp for parcels. Ordinary letter Oklahoma City, Dec. ;J0. The con nection of the board of public affairs with the letting of the contract for printing the Oklahoma "red book" was investigated today by the senate in quiry committee upon reconvening here. 10. II. Howard, member and secre- Distance I tary of the board, testified that the contract and specifications were drawn by the state printer and everything relative to the work left to him, the board approving the contract and bond and claims up to ?2,r,00, that the board refused to approve claims for further stamps are not good on these pack- amounts when it found the contract ageB, and the new parcels post stamp was not being complied with. are not good on other mail matter. j In the matter of plans for the power The "zone system" is easy to under stand. Just remember that wherever you may be, you are the center of the plant of tbe Vinita insane asylum members of the board testified that the Holmboc Construction conipanv of i ne rrisco j.ines nave lust com- pleod the organization of a depart ment of development covering all the territ ory along its line?. This depart ment will on January 1st, 1913, begin its work along definite lines. Many railroads throughout the United States have for a number of years been engaged in trying to de velop their territories, but not along so elaborate lines, nor with such a fixed purpose as the Frisco will have. Tho industrial, agricultural ami im migration work, heretofore carried on through several departments will after January 1 be consolidated into one de partment known as the "Department of Development." One of tho Frisco's I resignation of the three a)praiser8 l'"nc.pal oojec s ue.ug to carry to tt.e under fire he ,nmniti ..hm., .,; larmer wnraw its stall or thoroughly , v months from the date of approval of the act It is proposed to permit the present appraisers, who were appoint ed to succeed the first three apprais ers, continue the work of appraisal at a salary of $15 a day and an allow ance of $5 a day for traveling ex penses. In submitting the proposed measure to Senator Owen, Secretary Fisher says that the work of surveying and platting the segregated surface lands has been practically completed, with the exception of the acreage tracts contiguous to the towns. These tracts, it is stated, embrace approximately 4,",000 acres, a considerable propor tion of which still remains unsurveved. rhe secretary also declares that the work of the iirst three appraisers is not entitled to be approved as the valuation placed upon the land to be offered for sale, was too low. whole system! Draw around yourself this city drew the plans and specifica a number of imaginary circles the tions and also secured the contract. Iirst one fifty miles away from you in every direction, the second one 150 miles away, the third 300 miles away, the fourth COO miles away, the fifth 1000 miles, the sixth 14000 miles and tho seventh 1800 miles. The cost of sending a package de pends on two things its weight by ounds, and the distance it goes. Parcels over four ounces are as sumed to weight a pound if they weight a little over one pound they are assumed to weigh two pounds, and so on. Tho plans and specifications were drawn before other bids were asked and other bidders were given from four to six days to submit bids. Asked if he considered this sufficient time to bid on work involving an ex penditure of about $r0,000, Chairman Frame said lie thought it. was. ' "WHITE MAN. READ AND RUN."! y White Farmer's Fences Posted Follow ing Reprieve for Negro Slayer, .Muskogee. Okla., Dec. 30. "White man, read and run!" Such is the no tice posted on the corner post of the farm ownnd by the; lafe W, F. Harlan, NEGRO SUSPECT HELD AT FORT-SMITH Be the Negro Who Assaulted Wagoner Woman Sunday. Within the first circle you drew, in- 'hiding all places for 50 miles In killed by Joe Cotton, a negro, whose every direction, there are two rates sentence to death was recently com one for local or rural delivery and the i muted by Governor Cruce. Harlan's other for packages sent between two 'owns. If you live in a city you can mail packages to someone in the same city or to someone on a. rural route start- widow and her little daughters who are still living on the farm, are terror stricken and have appealed to officers for protection. Similar notices have been posted on Fort Smith, Ark. Dec. 30. A negro giving the name of Simon Rogers is held by the police hero on suspicion of being the man who assaulted Mrs. Terry Ooweu near Wagoner, Okla., Sunday. He attempted to draw a re volver upon the officer who arrested him. Kogers admits he formerly lived near the Cowen home, but denies all equipped agricultural specialists the latest improved and scientific methods of planting, cultivating and harvesting as the same have been de termined by the national and state; agricultural authorities. For this purpose picked agricultural specialists will be located at different points throughout the Frisco's terri tory, whose sole duty it will be to co operate direct with the farmers. These agriculturists will have defined ter ritories within which demonstration farms will be established and con ducted under the supervision of the railroad company's agricultural repre sentatives, together with the represen tatives of the national and state agri cultural departments. Included in this work will be every branch of farming, dairying, horticul- I ture, poultry raising aud stock farm iing. Such a plan as this will not only 'materially aid the farmers in increas !ing their production, but by proeluc '. ing a bettor article and properly pre- j paring it for market, they will neces sarily increase the price of their products. Such work as this not only benefits the farmer already located, but will he jinvnlunbl" to the new settler who will at once be informed of the country's resources and possibilities. For this purpose the railroad's agricultural rep resentatives will keep in constant 'touch with the new settler and aid him i in every practical way that will insure! his success. I In brief, all branches of the; depart ment of development will work closely together, and deal with both the old and new settler personally, and on courage in every proper way the de velopment of all the country tributary to Frisco rails. The plan adopted by the Frisco is an entirely new one determined upon v iable role, that of the Prince, in "The Prince of Tonight." The role that he is portraying is that of a penniless college youth, who accepts a position as life saver and swimming instruc tor, at the hotel "Breakers" Palm Iteaeb. Florida. Later he is trans formed into a Prince, of the mythical laud of Lunifnnia, while in the role of the Prince, Mr. Arnold is seen at his best, yet. whether in the garb of the life-saver, or tho robes of the Prince, he impresses you as one who will make his presence felt. He is gifted with an excellent voice and during his three numbers, "Tonight Will Never Come Again," "I Wonder Who'se Kissing Her Now," and the popular college song "Her Eyes Are Blue For Yale," there is almost an endless ap plause. "The Prince of Tonight," is a spoctacular production, and in point of scenery, costumes and effec ts it out classes anything ever produced by the Adams, Hough and Howard trio. Mr. Arnold will bo seen here at the Grand Theatre on Sunday, January 19th, with a capable cast and a dashing chorus of pretty girls. DEAN IS HERE TO FIGHT GORDON Whirlwind Fighter With Manager Ar rived Last Night Will Be in Best of Condition For Match. HOG DEMONSTRATION TRAIN. Farmers Will Be Shown What Pack ers Want and Do Not Want. Oklahomu City, Ok., Dee. 29. A spec ial train earring exhibits end lectur ers, dealing with the raising of bogs and poultry will be conducted tinder tho direction of tho Agricultural and Mechanical College over the lines of the Santa Fe and the Frisco Hailroads during January and Keburary. The train leaves Stillwater January 20 and after two Weeks on the Santa Fe two or three weeks will be devoted to the l'lsco. Stop.-! of one-half clay will he made. Among the equipment will be a car load of pure-bred hogs, showing the market, classes of hogs, with the prod ucts. A feature will bo in showing the farmer what the packer wants, what he does not want and why he Brule Dean, who meets Hart Gordon in a fifteen round bout at the Grand theatre Thursday uight arrived last night accompanied by bis manager, "Scotty" McPherson, and will finish his training for tho go in this city. To an outsider it looks as if Gordon was taking on rather a tough proposition to begin with, after a hree motntha rest and on paper Dean shows up bet- ter than Gordon. He has to his credit a knockout over "Hull" Morrow in four rounds; A I Alleger, knockout in four rounds, and u draw with Freddie Hums in ten rounds, also a draw with Joe Gorman. This record insures the fans of a run for their money when the boys face each other in the squared circle Thursday night. Dean is the style of lighter who likes to mix things every miuuto and as Gordon does not back up the mill should be very interesting to say the least. If Dean follows his usual style of taking the light to Gordon from the first gong, it is a foregone conclusion that the fight will not last the full fifteen rounds, Gordon kuows what he; is up against, and is taking no chances but is training hard and faithfully. Two good preliminaries will be arranged between local boxers and the fans may be sure of a first class show. Old Fashioned Spelling Bee. Spokane, Wash., Dec. 31. Old fash ioned "spelling bees" will be made the most popular amusement of Washlne- will not accept certain grades of pork-ton 8C.nooi children through a policy ers. A car will be devoted to poultrv and in each Instance there will be a display of feed products. From tbu college staff will be lec turers to demonstrate. There will also be lecturers for women and boys and girls. Nine cars will compose the train which is transported free by Hie rail road companies. ing out of your city, at a local rate (the fence posts of every white fanner of 5 cents for one-pound package, 6 in Haynes Bottom. White people arc; ents for two pounds, 7 cents for 3, alarmed lest the negroes c icouraged pounds and so on up to 15 cents for 11 .by the action of the governor in com- j pounds. This rate, also applies to peo- muting the sentence of Cotton, shall! ule living on a rural route who mail Vommit other murders. packages to other persons along the: same route, or to persons in the city, Prepairing New Election Law. from which the route starts, or to per-1 sons on some other route starting! Oklahoma City, 01"., Dec. :9 The from the same city. committee named by dlrecton of the Now( suppose the package is not .last Democratic State convention to to bg delivered within the city or on 'prepair a new general and primary a rural route, but is to go to some election law, which will be presented place within the 50-mile radius of theo the Legislature next month will as first zone. Its rate is one pound for gemble the act within the next ten 5 cents, two pounds, S cents; three? days, ready for legislative introduction pounds, II cents: four pounds MThe committee members. William 11. eents; and so on up lo 11 pounds, 3$ j Murray, Judge William Bowles of 'ents. Perry, John M. Young of Lawton and Now, suppose your package is go- d, h. Linebaugh of Atoka, were in ing further away, outside the 150-mile session Saturday, agr eeing upon the circle, but inside the 300-mile circle, tentative draft. Senator Owen, an It goes into the second zone, and takes ! other member of the committee was the rate of one pound for ti c ents, twolgot present. Among the proposed law pounds 10 cents; three pounds, I4,fentures is the abolition of the State cents; four pounds, 18 cents: and so Election Board, on up to 11 pounds, 46 cents. . If the place to which you wish to send the parcel falls into the third zone, or the fourh tor fifth or other it takes the rate printejd for thte zone The one-pound rate for the third-zone Knowledge of the crime. Sheriff Long ,ffPr months ..r inv,.tktir,n in wi, of Wagoner county who saw the negro the Fnited States and abroad, and is in jnu iiere oeoiares ne resembles his description height. with the exception of POSSES OUTWITTED BY NEGRO. Searchers With Dogs Give Up of Alleged Assailant. Trail the embodiment of the best and most practical methods that could he found. "HOWE TRACT" DECISION FILED. Alumni Association Officers. Oklahoma City, Dec. JO. The fol lowing officers were elected by the Missouri l'nUersity Alumni Associa tion: H. A. Kleinschmidt, president; Mont Highlcy, vice president; P. W. Bonfoey, treasurer, and Redmond S. Cole, secretary. All are from Okla homa City save Cole, whose residence is Pawnee. announced in Spokane by Mrs. Jose phine Corliss Preston, state school superintendent-elect, who said: "I would like to see the spelling bee adopted all over the state. 1 think the c hildren need to learn to spell that Is one of the old-fashioned things we can hardly drop from the school cur riculum. In Walla Walla county last winter we had wonderful success with our spelling bees, and I am confident similar success can be attained by working the plan on a large scale." Mrs. Preston was the only woman who gained a state office at the recent election, and she is planning to work out a number of her ideas while in office. She Is ardently in sympathy with the modem trend of education to ward industrial training. Oklahoma City Attorney Loses And is Enjoined From Additional Suits. Muskogee'. Okla.. i Guthrie, Okla., Dec. ;io. The deci- DeC liO. I'OSSeS 'slnn nf TiVulnra I Im4 u-;ln, n n of armed men with bloodhounds today 0f New Mexico, sitting for Judge Cot traced an unidentified negro fifteen feral, disqualified, was filed today miles In Wagoner county to the hank denying tho application of Attorney of the (.rand river near Fort Gibson. (John Burton .f nuini.nnm rif (v,- . and then gave up the search. The negro yesterday afternoon at tacked Mrs. Terry Cowan, wife of a Wagoner county farmer, while her hus band was in Muskogee. The woman, struck on the head by the black, grap pled with him and fled. The negro, after pursuing her some distance, be came alarmed and ran to the timber. THE KATY IN PAVING SUIT. Congressman James S. Davenport returned yesterday afternoon from Muskogee" and left on the evening Frisco for a business visit to Tulsa. WILLOW CALF BUTTON BOOTS Our "big misses" low-heel, mannish shoe which has been such a favorite this fall is again in stock all sizes and also SEVERAL OTHER NOVELTIES MILF0RD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY Seeks to Enjoin Tulsa Because Street Did Not Cross Tracks. Tulsa, Okla., Dec. 3d. The right of an Oklahoma city to assess a railroad for a portion of the cost of paving a street paralleling a right of way was raised for the first time in Oklahoma, when the M., K. & T. applied to Dis trict Judge Poe for an injunction to restrain the city of Tulsa from col lecting tax for paving improvements on North Cincinnati and Cameron Streets, which parall'I that road's right of way only. The court will pass upon the motion late in the week. The proposition is an important one to cities of the first class in Oklahoma. Mrs. O. W. Gatewood returned to her home in Paris. Texas, this morn ing after spending several .lays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. IV Gatewood i'i this ritv. review in Burton's suit against Milton Parker and others, Involving posses sion of the now fatuous Howe tract of land within the confines of (! 1 i homa City, a portion of which is n- eluded m the site o tiered by that city tor state caput)! uses, durum is also enjoined from bringing an additional action against I'arKer, excepting an appeal. Burton alleged fraud on tho part of Parker, the Howes, and others and says In this manner he was dis possessed of the land of which be claims to be the first homesteader. Recently the circuit court of ap peals rendered a decision awarding tho contested tract of land, now worth $.100,000, to the heirs of the Rev. Henry Howe, including Kd Howe of the Atch ison Qlobe. "The Prince of Tonight." It is known fact that the majority of theatre goers prefer musical comedy to drama. Its combination of c omedy, harmony and life, is generally attrac tively enough presented to warrant such a generous appeal, and from this Standpoint the splendid vehicle "The Prince of Tonight." in which Tom Arnold, Is playing the leading role ful fills every expectation. As might be expected Mr. Arnold, who for several m'umhih lias played leading roles in Xdams. Hough and Howard, successes adn mis most Our Continued Growth is evidence that our store service is satisfactory. It is with considerable pride that we note a health v in crease in business over each preceding vear. Every year has been better with us than the year before. This makes us feel that our effort to please the people of this vicinity have not been in vain. We believe that if we patronize the leading manufactur ers o! this country in making our purchases and se cure lor reselling merchandise that is absolutely guaranteed to us, and that if we resell this merchan dise, at a margin of profit necessary, that the tran saction is, in the majority of instonces, perfectly satisfactory. That has been our experience and is. we believe, the experience of every successful store. We will adhere rigidly to this policy. We have made the largest gain in sales this vear of any year sidce we have been in business. Our December sales we re- ' per cent larger than December of last vear. 7 VINITA'S BIG DEPARTMENT STORE If . "" WMWWjapBjpjp 1 Ml I W