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VOL XIV. NO. 215. VINITA, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, L918, FIVE CENTS PER CUPi FAMILY OF NINE I D CON U N Many Respond to Plea For Charity Family in Very Destitute Condi tion But Little Food. We are pleased to report today the quick response to the call for charity for the destitute family residing in the north part of the city in yesterday's paper. The ladies who undertook the task of rendering aid to them report a number of calls from the people of our city offering them help and the articles asked for. A representative of this paper with Chief of Police Goodpaster visited the family tbia mor.ning and found them to be in a pitiful plight indeed, there are nine persons, seven of them chil dren of tender ages living in two small rooms, with but one bed and only a cook stove to heat the building. The children have been forced to sleep on the floor almost without covering and practically nothing at all to eat. There was no sign of food of any kind to be found and one of the children remarked that there supper last night consisted of but a small quantity of bread. One of the children froze his foot during the extreme could hours of the night and its hard to imagine the suffering had not the kindness of Mr. George Hinshaw come to their aid. lie went to the destitute home last evening after hearing of their plight and took three of the youngest children to his home and gave them food and warmth. Oth ers of the town have offered them help and the ladles that took the lead in the charitable work are untiring in their efforts to relieve them. The name of the suffering man and his family is Oeorge Boxely and re side at 344 North Gunter street. The man has asked for work to be found for him. He expressed willingness to do anything by which he could make a living for himself and those depend ent on him and if any one has work of any kind to be done his labor can be secured by visiting the home or by call ing C. II. Goodpaster. They are still in need of a great many things and if you desire to help thorn you can Qnd the things they most need from Mrs. Winter, Mrs. Berger or Ibe chief of police. "Martin Chuzzlewit" at the Idylhour. The manager of the Idylhour thea tre announces that he has on a special feature picture for tonight's program. It will be even better than the usual splendid programs shown at this cozy theatre. A picture dramatization of Chas Dickens' famous novel, "Martin Chuzzlewit," by the Edison company, will be the feature tonight. It is edu cation and is shown in three reels. The theatre is comfortably heated with coal, and you can spend a pleasant and Instructive evening by attending this program. Basketball Game. The basketball team from the Baxter Springs high school will be here next Friday and will play the Vinita high school team at the building that night. The Vinita team has been victorious in their one game played this season and if tlfey succeed in defeating the fast aggregation from Haxter they will then be matched with the strongest teams to be found. This game will be one of the best of the year. Lawyers Put Clock on "Loafing" Judges New York, Jan. 7. For the first time in the history of the supreme court began yesterday to keep tab on the work done by the judges. This will be the nearest approach to a time clock that has ever been kept on the judiciary in this state. This announce ment was made by the State Bar as sociation in connection with charges made by certain lawyers that some of the judges "loafed" too much. Six Pair Darnproof Sox 60 Cents Guaranteed For Six Months. MILF0RD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY Believed That Reed is Not Mudrerer. Sapulpa, Okla., Jan. 7. Kelly Heed, who was arrested yesterday at Lowell, Kaus., by Detective Bayes of Musko gee, arrived in Sapulpa this morning and was at once lodged in the county jail. Reed was arrested in connection with the murder of Ella Brown at Kiefer last week, but is not suspected of being the murderer. He will, how ever, be held on suspicion for a few days until his actions for the past week can be looked into. He is kept in solitary confinement, and no one was allowed to see him today. Feeling is so intense here and in Kiefer that, should the right man be captured, he may never live to go to trial. UN FRAME IS Oklahoma City, Jan. 7. The senate in special session today refused to con firm L. F. M. Frame as a member of the state board of public affairs by a vote of twenty-one to nineteen. This action followed rejection of the major ity report of the senate investigation committee which recommended confir mation. The vote on the question of confirm ing John Doolin state fish and game warden, and Ben Itiley, secretary of the 8tate election board, was put over until the regular session, it is stated from a semi-official source that the governor will reappoint Frame in the face of the senate action. The special session did not adjourn at noon, the constitutional time for convening the regular session, but con tinued until "j:30 p. m., when the reg ular senate was organized ratifying the officers and employes agreed upon at the special session. The house convened at. noon and elected J. Harvey Maxey of Muskogee, speaker, .1. Roy Williams of Law ton having with drawn from the race When he found Maxey had fifty-one of the eighty-one democratic votes. Senator Charles Barrett of Shawnee, chairman of the senate capital com mittee, inaugurated the fight of his city for removal of the eapitol by in troduction of a joint resolution calling on the attorney general to institute suit against the citizens of Oklahoma City to recover $100,000, the amount of the bo':d given by them agreeing to furnish the funds for a free eapitol costing $1,000,000. Hills abolishing the hoard pf public affairs, game warden's office and con 1 solidating offices of clerk of the rils ' trict court and county courts of the various counties and redisricting the state into eight democratic congres sional districts were Introduced by Senator linrrett. Shooting of Child Followed By Suit. El Ueno, Okla.. Jan. 7. Suit for $ir, 1 1!U0 was filed in the district court here J Tuesday against the Chicago, Kock Island & Pacific railroad by Lillie YVal I lace for the death of Fannie Gibson, the 13-year-old colored girl who was ! shot by Detective McCain while pick ! ing up coal on the company's right of way hero a few weeks ago. City Council Meets. The city council mot yesterday after noon at two o'clock at the city hall. Very little business of importance was transacted except to pass the finance ordinance. Councilmen .Marrs and ('handler of the first ward tendered their resignations and they were re fused. The general routine of busi ness was transacted. Ben Keith's Slayer Pleads Not Guilty. F.1 Ueno, Okla., Jan. 7. Tressie Ho: d, who shot and killed Hen Keith here a few days ago, when arraigned in district court Tuesday stated her name was Sallie Drake and not Tres sie Bond as shown in the indictment She pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder and was remanded to jail until the next session of court. NOI CONFIRMED MUSKOGEE MAN ELECTED SPEAKER Lower Legislative Body Completes Or ganization Tuesday. Oklahoma City, Jan. S. J. Harvey Maxey of .Muskogee received the total democratic vote of the house of repre sentatives on the first ballot after the house had convened formally Tues day at noon, and then upon motion of Charles DeFord, republican, of Okla homa county, his election was made unanimous. The split in the democratic caucus due to the race between Mr. Maxey and Mr. Williams was healed Tuesday morning; the Williams forces joined the Maxey caucus, and by agreement, the speakership nomination was voted on again. Mr. Maxey received fifty one votes; Mr. Williams twenty-seven. Mr. Maxey was declared the nominee of the reunited caucus, and what Mon day night appeared a row in the d1 mo eratic ranks that might oxtenu through the entire legislature was at au end. The house met promptly at noon with full galleries and jammed aisles W& corridors, spent the next two hours in organizing under the caucus plans, recessed an hour and, the senate still fighting over the gubernatorial appoint ments, adjourned until !' o'clock Wednesday morning. The necessity of a joint session the first day of the assembly at which the returns of the November elections of state officers should be canvassed, was completely overlooked, until several hours utter adjournment, when a hurry call for a night session was issued, in order to comply with the law. A night session of the house and the Benate by that time had changed from the special to the regular session, was the conse quence. Doth houses met in the cham ber of the representatives. Officers Elected. Democratic Caucus Chairman John P. Crawford called the house together, with Representative Hugh Randall of Oklahoma, secretary of the house until organization. After Mr. Maxey had been elected, had made a short but earnest talk and had taken his chair, the other officers decided upon by the caucus were duly elected. Upon nomination by John I. Craw ford, Representative C. B. Emanuel of .Murray county was elected speaker pro tempore, the entire vote pf the house being cast for him. Former Sheriff Frank Carter ot Till man county was elected sorgeaut-at-arms; F. M. Tuttle of Guymon, as sistant sergeant-at-arms; the Rev. W. M. 1'. Rippey of Capitol Hill, chap lain. All of these elections carried out the organization made by the Maxey caucus held Monday night Speaker Maxey made one permanent appointment that of Don Crump of Wewoka as the speaker's page: and named as temporary employes, pend ing the selection of the permanent force, the following: Maxey's Appointments. tins Poole, secretary; William L Martin of Muskogee, official reporter; Miss Jeannetto Collar of Oklahoma City, minute clerk; and as pages for the day, all the youngsters on hand applying for such positions, six in all. As soon as the house convened, the roll was called, and Justice Thomas P. Doyle of the criminal court of appeals administered the oath of office. Representative Hill of Pittsburg placed Mr. Maxey In nomination with a short address which brought ap plause. .1. Roy Williams of Comanche, who bad run Mr. Maxey such a hard race for the honor, was the first sec ond. In the course of talk he said nothing personal had been in the fight and that he harbored no ill feelings at the result. The next half hour was taken up witli short speeches from about half the democratic members, also second ing the nomination, and saying kind things about Mr. Maxey. These sec onds included some stalwart Williams men, such as McCrory, who had pre sided over the Williams caucus Mon day, Rexroat, Wright of Oklahoma City, Morris, Sharp, Brown and a num ber of others. McGuire Nominates Vosburgh. Representative Frank II. MeGnire placed in nomination the republican caucus selection. E. C. Vosburgh of Woodward. King of Kingfisher was the second. The roll waR called and resulted Maxey 77: Vosburgh 18. I'pon motion of DeFord of Oklahoma republican, seconded by T terman of Noble, republican, that Mr. Maxey's nomination be made unanimous, the icontlnuod on ias: page) BILL MURRAY GIVES SOME ADVICE Tishomingo, Okla., Jan. 6 Hon. Win. II. Murray, of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in disscussiug with your reporter the measures and things that should be considered by the present Oklahoma Legislature, gave out het following statement today: While I am not a member of the Oklahoma Legislature, and my direct and official obligations will bo con cerned with the r.ffalrs at Washing ton City, yet I feel It my duty to as sist in the solution cf the problems which concern Oklahoma as a State and 1 shall take the liberty to do this, even though there be those who In sist that it does not concern me. All of the matters can scarcely be enumerated which should be taken up and considered by the present legisla ture, but I shall give you the most im portant. The first is the enactment of a di rect primary general election law. This is of first importance because, as Governor Wilson has well said, "Hack of every reform is, How are you going to get it?" Second, The enactment of such laws as will tend to reduce the expense of Government, and thereby the rate of taxation. This ian most 6atisfactorIy be done by the abollshion of certain unnecessary offices and officers. Among thorn are, the State Election Board as a salaried position, placing the records in the hands of the Secretary of State, and one from the two dominant part ies, without additional salary; the abolution of the Board of Public Af fairs and the sustitution therefor of a Financial Agent; the abolition of the Supreme Court Commission. When ever the Supreme Court cannot do the business, then additional Judges should be added, but the principle of permitting an appointive Commission to investigate and pass upon vital (luestions of law, and thereby permit the Supreme Court Judges to escape the responsibility, is wrong in princi ple. Indeed, it is an indirect admiss ion that Judges should not be elected, if such commission were wise. The Game Warden's Department should be abolished, except the Super intendence of the enforcement of the laws should be placed under the con trol of the President of the Board of Agriculture, and the enforcement un der the control of the Sheriff and Con stables, with such additional local game wardens, appointive by the board of County Comiissioners, as may be needed in a given County; the abolit ion of the State Board of Education, as now constructed. In addition to this the North Carl lina system of rotating District Jud ges should bo adopted, with a provis ion of law requiring the active contin uous labor of such Judges, and that in any event no such Judge shall take more than thirty days vacation in tiny one year, without a corresponding re duction of his salary. If this measure were adopted it would relieve the Judge from the influence of favored friends, and from the scenes of animos it y against the attorneys who happen to oppose him for election. By this method twenty Judges could do the business of the State, just as sixteen serve the State of North Carolina, and fill the place of District Judges and also County Judges. Public Education is always of vital importance, not only by the establishment and maintenance of Common Schools, but Academies, Colleges and highest instutions of learning. No consideration of expense should be balanced against the necess ity of every phase of Education. The appropriation for the State A. & M. College and the State University should be ample to meet ,the growing conditions and the future wellfare of the State. I repeat what I have said before that if we appropriate a half million dollars annually for the State University, and produce one Thomas Jeffercon in a life-time, that would compensate this state, and humanity for all the expenditures of any gener ation, and should we appropriate a half million dollars for the A. M. College for a corresponding period of time, and it produced one Luther Httr bank, the State would be well paid for all such expenditures. The public knows my views with reference to dis trict A. & M. Colleges: it will become the real farmers school. If theBe are continued upon the present basis for two years, the Federal Government, in obedience to its Democratic Plat form, will provide for their mantain anre. without burden to the State. To make them efficient la that event, (Continued on Last Paget Lest Her Life When Pot Boiled Dry. Ft Smith, Ark., Jan. 7. Hecause the dinner she was cooking for her husband boiled dry and she feared it would bum, Mrs. Michael Narak, of Jenny Lind, lost her life. The woman carried the supply of water from a well across the railroad tracks and was hastening back to the kitchen with a bucket of water when a freight train blocked the crossing. She at tempted to crawl under the train and was caught beneath the wheels and killed He Couldn't Wait For a Surgeon. Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 7. W. M. Heck of Clarksfield, Minn., stood be fore a mirror in his office and cut away the flesh from his left jaw, scraped the bone and sewed up the wound. The operation, performed to remove a growth on the bone, was ineffectual and the physician is in a local hos pital. A nurse who assisted Dr. Beck to perform the operation on himself was the first to five way under the strain. He Sold a Polity While Under Knife. Chicago, 111., Jan. 7. Marcus I. Slo mau hns the belt for selling insurance under difficulties, Hg was on the oper ating table for goiter and the surgeon asked him to talk it little so ho could see his throat work. "Doctor do you tarry insurance to protect your wife and children?" He replied. Before the surgeon recovered from his as tonishment Sloman had his name to au application for a $5,000 policy. As soon as he got up from the operation he nailed the nurse for a $1,000 policy. Wearing Scarf Pin on the Inside. New Orleans, La., Jan. 7. While picking his teeth with his father's scurf pin, yesterday Fra.nk Ticaro, aged thirteen, coughed suddenly and now the pin is inside, lie was rushed to the hospital but X-roy negatives failed to show any trace of the pin. Ticaro said the pin was not bothering him any but the doctors put him ofci a bread diet, and fut re developments are be ing watched with interest. Wiggled His Head at "William Tell." Danville, Ky., Jan. 7. Jack Coleman, a llarrisburg, Uy., "William Tell" to day bet Henry .Marshall that he could put a rifle bullet through Marshall's hat without touching bis scalp. Mar shal accepted the wager and won it. The bullet went through the hat and Marshall's skull, killing him instantly. Coleman was arrested. He says .Mar shall wiggled his head at the critical moment. The wiggle cost him his life. .Mrs. J. H. Winter and .Mrs. A. B. Berger wish to thank the people who so readily responded to their call for charity for the Hoxely family yester day afternoon. SWEATER COATS 1 Underpriced They're Drummers' Samples VINITA'S BIG DEPARTMENT STORE GIRL IS BOUND ON WAY TO WED Her Hands Were Bound Behind Her Back,Throat Was Bruised, and Chloroform Atomizer Found. Cincinnati, O., Jan. 7. Evelyn Ste wart, a young woman who was found bound and drugged in a Pullman berth n a Big Four train from Chicago when it reached here today, told the police a sensational story of an attack on the train. For several hours she made every effort to conceal her Iden tity. Later she said: "My homo is in Jacksonville, Fla. I am engaged to marry a man in Knox ille, Tenn., and was on my way there. "I left Jacksonville some time ago and went to New York to shop. Then 1 went to Chicago. I left Chicago last night and retired about 10 o'clock. Shortly after this I was awakened by a man sitting on the edge of the berth. "Haven't you made a mistake?' I asked. " 'No, indeed,' he replied. Then I re member nothing until I awoke in the hospital today." Miss Stewart's wrists were badly bruised and her throat, showed signs of linger marks. Pullman Conductor Brown declared it would have been impossible for any one to havo left or entered the car without his having knowledge of It. The police questioned Miss Stewart's story because of her first exclamation after she regained consciousness. "Did he get me that time?" she asked and then became unconscious again. The police and railroad officials are uniting in an investigation. When found her arms were twisted under her body and bound with a corset string. An atomizer, half filled with chloroform, was found in the berth. Gas Famine Over. It certainly looked good to see old "Sol" begin treading his way steadily across the heavens this morning after two days of cold dreary weather, dur ing which time lie has not shown his face. Our Joy was further Increased to find that the gas famine was over and the company Is now able to supply the town with plenty of heat. The weather man seems to be satisfied and al though we have no proof, he declare that he shoved the mercury below the zero mark several times. The coldest we could catch it at was one degree above yesterday morning. The weather prediction by him for tonight and to morrow is lor rising temperature. For MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN