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VOL XIV. NO. 228 VINITA, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 17. 1918. FIVE CENTS PER COP" TWO BOARDS HAVE BEEN SELECTED Harlan Refers to Russel as '-Warner Wildcat" And Tells Caucus Secrets. Stillwater, Okla., Jan. 16.-Two slate boards of agriculture were selected Wednesday by the combating elements among the delegates to the state farm ers' institute of Oklahoma, held bore. One board represents the oid board of agriculture, recently recalled, cud the organized In one of the rooms of the college building. Perfect Organization. A general meeting of the fanners institute was called for 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at which time a temp orary organization was perfected. In the meantime the factions fav orable to the old board were able to hold two district meetings, but could not secure a sufficient number of dele gates to hold the rest At 2 o'clock the delegates gathered in the main hall and the credentials of fifty-seven delegates were presented. It was clear that the anti element, or the combination of Campbell Russell adherents and the socialists, had, a majority of the delegates in the whole convention but would control only two district conventions. The organization was perfected with omer Doara represents a compilation Ewers White as permanent chairman of the discordant elements of the gath- and J. E. Lester of Sesiinole as sec ering. In the latter board is repie- retary. Mr. White vigorously de- sented the socialists, the Campbell Russell adherents and the other ele raents. The old board selections, made in the afternoon are: District 1 George Hinds, Westville; G. V. Vincent, Claremore. District 2 Robert Scivall, Ard- more; J. II. Reach, Atoka. District 3 W. T. Lehy, PawhusKn; .lohn Favor, Guthrie. District 4 J. C. Elliott, Pauls Val ley; Tom Griffin, Marlow. Disrtcit 5 Roscoe Thomas, B'.i.'.e City; J. H. Persinger, Stratford. The selections of the "anti" element are: District 1 George Vincent and t, W. Hinds (old members). District 2 Charles E. Scott, Poteau; J. W. Hubbell, Coalgate. District 3 Ewers White, McLoud; G. M. Snyder, Okemah. District 4 J. B. Swarts. Tillman; .1. W. Allison, Greer. District 5 J. B. Tosh, Kiowa;. J. B. Wills, Greer. Of the ten selections made by the old board faction, Hinds, Vincent, El liott and Griffin are members of the old board, which was recently recalled under the Campbell Russell bill. All of the other selections are said to be friendly to the policies of the old board. Use "Strong Arm" Ttactics. The selections were made in the dis trict caucuses, with every indication that they probably will stand, with the exception of the fifth district. The 1lfth district elections were clearly held by "strong arm" methods. O. A. nounced the old board and said that "strong arm" methods wore being used to re-elect the old board. He said that the state had recalled them by 100,000 majority and that if the old board was re-elected, the legislature would make no appropriation fo rthem. He made the statement that the board of agri culture was, and always had been, "the rottenest institution in the state." Dr. Connell, president of the A. & M. col lege was charged by him with aiding the old board in refusing to allow the antis a place in which to hold their meeting. Senator Campbell Russell was called to the platform and spoke for an hour, scathingly denouncing the Brewer Elliott combination and charging them with being like the New York police department. He paid a complii.n. nt to the socialists present and made a very flattering bid for their cooper ation. He charged the old board mem bers with being present for i;o other purpose than employing the "strong arm to steal the convention. Harlan Denounces Russell. Following Senator Russell. State Senator E. 0. Harlaud made a very bitter reply to Russell's statements. 'Campbell Russell," he said, "came to the democrats of the senate with a proposition to take from the hands of the farmers the power that his bill had given them. He made the claim that this plati must be adopted by the state senate in order to prevent a coalition of the old board members and the socialists from controlling the situation at Stillwater. He made a vigorous fight for his proposition, but was turned down hf the caucus, and I was amazed when I came to Still- THE LEGISLATURE GETS TO WORK Corporation Pay-Day Bill Passed- Joyner's Tobacco Act is Killed. Brewer, recalled member of the old water to see the hardworking eombi board, got six delegates together, nation between- the Warner wildcat Oklahoma City, .Jan. 17. The house of representatives Thursday proved that it could work as well as fight and went at the valendar with a vigor and dispatch that holds out good hopes for some constructive legislation as well as to quite one jocular member, de structive investigation. A bill by Hill of Pittsburg, putting ailroads, telegraph and telephone com panies under the semi-monthly pay day law was passed finally o:i roll call. Joyner's bill prohibiting the sale of tobacco to minors under 19 years of age was killed. The Mitchell-Franklin bill, to make it a felonious offense to maintain a joint for the sale of in toxicants, to sell liquor to minors, etc., was sent to the legal advisory com mittee for an opinion of its constitu tionality; and half a dozen other bills were passed to final roll call. The Thursday session also included the introduction of several investigat ing resolutions against Attorney Gen eral Charles West; a favorable com mittee report upon the Muskogee state fair bill, the introduction of a number of additional bills, and a proposed con stitutional amendment to revamp the lication, etc. judiciary system of the state along un usual lines. Bills to Final Roll Call. Ihe lulls passed to final roll are as follows: By Randall of Oklahoma To ragu- soa of senate: To make appropriation late the practice of veterinary meni. lot $4,883.80 for Daniel .1. Norton as cine, surgery and dentistry, creating a su('essor an dassignee,etc., and $1 state board of examiners. 1773.20 to .r. B. Charles, for improve- By Woodward of Swanson To give'1110'"'8 ou 8cho1 la"ds taken for the towns with a four-vear hi eh school , rne range at Chandler, and 156.85 for same privileges as cities of the first court csts. class. No. 238 Peery: Relating to the By Smith of Pottawatomie To au-.conveyance of real estate. thorize the countv commissioners tn No. 239 Rutherford and .loyner: To give not more than sixty days grace authorize boards of education to em for the payment of taxes in counties plav superintendent for a term of where the tax rolls were not extended vearB- in time. j No. 240 Joseph: To prohibit trad By Curtiss of Sequoyah To allow , ln or "Io rolling" in securing legis to secure assistance in passing other bills, or electing officers of the legis lature. Muskogee Bill Favored. The Muskogee fail bill came out of judiciary number 2 with six members, Wyand, Hill, Teehee, Peery, Chase and Sherman, all from the east side, recommending its adoption, and with Wright, Lewis and King, of the west side, on record in the committee as having opposed it. No minority report was made, although Mr. Wright did endeavor to get into it an amendment to give Oklahoma City the same right to award premiums and prizes in the name of the state; he will fight for his amendments on the floor. The statement is repeatedly made by the Muskogeeans that they will not ask any appropriation from the legis lature, either this season or any other, and that they seek to get the name of the state back of their fair primarily to get some of the federal appropria tions lor authorized state fairs, and to increase the desirability of their prem iums and prizes. A proposed constitutional amend ment by Senators Austin, Echols and Push, and Representatives Morris and McCrory, aider which the district courts would be wiped out, and the supreme court, county superior courts and courts of the justice of the peace with certain increased powers, would be the judicial system, went into the house hopper. New House Bills. The new house bills Thursday were as follows: No. 235 Chase: Providing for ap pearance where service is had by pub senographers for he district courts. No. 251 Joyner and Josephs: To provide that a majority of those par ticipating in schcool elections shall be sufficient to carry additional levies. No. 252 Searcy: Providing that all peddlers shall pay license fees. No. 253 Joyner: To prohibit sale of tobacco to minor children under 16 years of age without the written con sent of their parents. No. 254 Bishop: To provide that all witnesses shall be paid while at-1 tending criminal courts of record. No. 255 Curtis: To amend the statutes relative to time of sessions of district courts. No. 257 Hill of Pittsburg and Wel ty, extending supreme court commis sion until 1915. No. 259 Teehee of the house and Fields of the senate, providing for the transfer of title to unused "cemetery" allotments to the county for the use of local communities, etc. HERE ILK ACROSS CONTINENT Samuel Debs Here on Trans-Continental Hjke He is Studying Labor Conditions. No. 236 Griggs: To prohibit, min- jors from playing pool or billiards, or from loitering in billiard or pool call rooms. No. 237 lloyt of house and Edmond the parents of Indian minors to act as guardians, where the federal laws require such. lation, or the electing of officers of the legislature by the members. No. 241 Joseph, Lemon and Cor By Lemon, Edwards and Thompson i de": Exempting electric light and Creating a thresher's lien on grain water plants in cities of less than 5,000 passed on four contests and selected the board members outside the meet A meeting had been held and Thomas, elected board member, was elected secretary. He got the creden tials of the delegates from the district and absented himself. When the reg ular meeting was called he could net be found, and with him were the cre dentials, i Seventeen of the regular delegates out of a total of nineteen later met and elected John G. Wills, who was a so cialist nominee for United States sen ator in the last electton, and .7. B. Tosh, state president of the school land lessees organization, and a d ui- ocrat. Of the selections made by the anti organization, four are socialists. A sensation was sprung on the dele gates early this morning when they assembled on the college grounds. and the very socialists of whom he seemed to be so much afraid. I am here to denounce his hypocrisy to the farmers and to the state." Senator Russell made a lengthy re ply to Harlan, but did not attempt to deny his action in the democratic cau cus, but to justify it, which brought Senator Graham of CatooBa to the plat form to make a bitter denounciation of Russell. The tilt between the members of the senate was dramatic and much per sonal feeling was manifested. Follow ing the passage at arms between them, the report of the resolutions commit tee was taken up and adopted. The resolutions received a total of 57 votes out of a total of 78. , Bryan Recognizes Old Board. After adoption of the resolution an adjournment was taken until after supper, when the "antis" made a se lection of board members. President or seed. population from the eight-hour law. They expected to hold a convention Bryan of the state board of agriculture or state institute and then separate immediately recognized the selections into districts to elect members of the ( made by the old board members. Ewers new board. As they gathered at the . White announced that an injunction college building, Secretary Hennessey ; would be served in the morning to pre appeared on the steps and lead off the places designated in which district meetings would be held. Ewers White of Pottawatomie coun ty, protested at what he termed being vent the Brewer-Elliott board mem bers from taking their seats. The old board had a majority in the district caucuses, with the certain ex- of the I ceptiou fifth district and the "arbitrarily sent into convention,' and : possible exc eption of the fourth dis- P'resident Bryan real a letter from Attorney General-West. The element about White refused to accept the plan of President Bryan and called a mass meeting of the delegates, which was trlct, but the "antis" had a majority of the whole number present. Senator (iraham at the afternoon (Continued on Last Page) Women's New English Walking Shoes Lace, Wide Heel, White, Black and Tan They are the very latest MILFORD - BERGER SHOE COMPANY 111 South Wilson St. By Chase of Nowata To repeal the & 242 Bonds of Rogers: To re stitutes authorizing a branc h of the (luire n" state officers and heads of county court at Leuapah, Nowata state institutions who collect or ex county. lend state money to report to the gov- The Mitchell-Franklin bill which rno1' Ju,v or each year a complete and would impose such heavy penalties itemized accounting; also, that the for maiatalnence of establishments for governor shall pujilish such reports the sale of intoxicants, which went to for distribution to the public, the legal advisory committee for a Hf. 243 Bonds: Relative to land constitutional scanning, on motion of list and assessment rolls. Curtis, seconded by McCrory, is said No- 244 Lemon: Relating to issu to have the active backing of the Anti- of marriage licenses. Saloon league, and whether or not this No. 245 Hunter and Taylor: To is true, the most active lobbyist about abolish the fish and game department, the house Thursday was H. T. Laugh- 246 Bishop: To give notaries baum of Oklahoma City, superintend- Public jurisdiction co-extensive with out 6f the state Anti-Saloon league. ,the state. Federal Polygacy Act Desired. xl 247 J. Roy Williams: To ced Bonds of Rogers, Teehee, Crawford jurisdic tion to the United States over OWEN UPHOLDS LON FRAME. U. S. Senator Says Quorum Assumed Unless Question Raised. Oklahoma City, Jan, 16, A telegram upholding the contention of Lon Frame that he wis confirmed as mem ber of the board of public, affairs. In stead of having been rejected by the senate, was received today from United States Senator Robert L. Owen from Washington, 11. C, by State Sen ator Barefoot. The telegram says: "A majority of those voting In ex ecutive session Is sufficient to confirm Tho point of no quaroum must b raised or a quorum is assumed." Eastern State Hospital for Insane. The State Hospital for the Insane, in Vlnita, is destined to be a great thing for Vinita and the state of Okla homa, la this institution, the care of the unforunates, will be afforded by the most skillful care and treatment by the best medical staff and trained graduated nurses for the care and re covery of the afflicted. The motto of this institution, is: "Law of Kindness," to its full extent, and Its proper spirit, as much de pends upon the manner of our inter course with the patients, making them feel in the new home, they have found in us, their friend. Possibly uo greater affliction ever be fell a human being than that of de- troncment of reason. And for this rea son, the patients will be given first consideration. There is no state hospital in the United States, better fitted, as an up-to-date institution, for a home like place, with all the latest Improvements as the state hospital is In Vinita. Dr. Felix M. Adams, the superintend- Boyd. Dan Price. William Bovd .Ink ent of Vinita insane hospital, has Ifrfatoker and M. Cooper. A "warrant deed accomplished much in the work has been issued for Sam Boney, Uie for the care of the Insane and secured Cherokee Indian leader of the Old Jay skillful helps to aid him in this H - of faction, but officers have been unable work. 'in flnrt Tiim Ailriitiitml inita people have something to be I assault with intent to kill were nrefer- . . - - fc- - proua, wnero mental and nervous Samuel A. Debs reached this city yesterday afternoon en route by foot," from New York to San Francisco. The purpose of the long hike is to study" labor conditions and to get a data for magazine articles which he is going to compile on the labor question. He makes his way about the country by. selling post cards and papers In the larger towns, his greatest troubles be ing, he says, in keeping shoes as he wears them out quickly in the long daily hikes that he is taking, which average from fifteen to thirty miles a) day. He carries with him besides his datas, a small red book in which he secures the signatures of prominent men of the cities he visits which he will keep as proof that he is really making tho walk. Debs spoke very complimentary of the treatment ac corded him along the way and especial ly In the state of Missouri, where he says he found the most satisfied class of people he had ever met. This was his first day in Oklahoma and he said; that he had not had time to form an opinion. He carries views ou tfce post cards of the leading men along his route and of parks and views of the cities. The hiker stated that this was his forty-ninth day on the road and that he was about fifteen days ahead of the record made by the faihouSWestoa In his hike two years ago. He reached Vinita by way of the Frisco, coming down from Fairland yesterday after noon. He stopped over night In this city and again started by way of the railroad toward Tulsa. He has no- special length of time in which to reach San Francisco, his final destina tion, but says that by walking under tho conditions that Weston walked, . he can cross the contl'-ent on foot in, ninety clays. Eight Jay Leaders Arrested for Riotina Grove, Okla., Jan. tt. Seven of the eight leaders of the Old Jay faction of the recewt Delaware county seat trouble were today arrested on charges of Intitlnc !,. rlrtt Tl... ....... were Ed and Wood Washburn. Franci cases will receive all the latest scienti fic treatment. Dr. Williams, assistant to Dr. Adams, omes here well qualified for the work, having been engaged in the past, the ery best insane hospital in the east. The state of Oklahoma can consider him of much value In this services. (MR.) FRANCIS F. JAMES, R. N. Assistant Head Nurse State Hospital for Insane. and Graham (of the senate, united in Introducing into the house a concur rent resolution memorializing congress for an amendment to the constitution of the United States by which poly gamy might be put under federal laws. The measure is one similar to those already passed by several state legis latures, and has the ultimate intention of taking the matter of polygamy out of the Morinan state courts and put ting it under federal jurisdiction so that prevention or correstlve efforts might have some hope of success. The Joyner bill to prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors under 15 was killed after a short debate In which a humorous speech by Speaker Pro Tem pore Emanuel and an applauded argu ment by Dr. Riddle, who said the medi cal profession had never thoroughly agreed on the exact harmfulness of tobacco, mainly took the part of the executioner's axe; a motion by I)u- rant to table, which carried, making him of course the executioner. Noth ing disputed, Mr. Joyner turned around and Introduced a bill to pro hibit the sale of tobacco, In any form, to minors under 16 without the writ ten consent of their parents. An tote rafting bill introduced Thurs day by Joseph, provides maximum pen alties of $1,000 line and two years' im prisonment upon convictii' i of "log rolling" to secure legislatien in the legislature. The bill (Jefli s as "log rolling," for any member of the legis lature to make any promise of office or emolument or support of any bill. certain military reservations. No. 248 J. Roy Williams and Hayes of thft house and Thomas of the sen ate: To appropriate $22,800 for the maintenance of the Lawtorn agricul tural school. No. 249 J. Roy Williams and Hayes of the house and Thomas of the sen ate: $4,800 for assistant teachers at the Lawton agricultural school. No. 250 .1. Roy Williams, providing salary of $12" per month and fees for "The Prince of Tonight," coming to the Grand January 19th, is a mannerly and beautifully dressed entertainment that trips along to the rhythm of sev eral pretty tunes and halts not nor stammers over a llbrptto that is more promising than many that have been successfully built tip by the indus trious Adams Hough duo. It is hand somely set. richly costumed, admir ably staged, and will prove one of the best and most pleasing attractions ever I here. red against Ed Washburn and Boney. The defendants will have a prelimi nary hearing tomorrow. A Fast Game Tonight. The two basketball teams from the Miami high school arrived this morn ing and are waiting the sound of the whistle that sends them on to the court against their old rivals of the Vinita high tonight. The Vinita girls put in a good practice at the gymna sium yesterday afternoon and are in fit condition to come out the victors, but realize that they will have to nlay their best as th3 visitors come strong and determined. The boys practiced last night and will go into the game in the best condition of the season. They are anxious to win this contest as It will put them in better shape for the meeting of their most formidable foe, the Muskogee high scshool, which is their next game. The first game to night will be called at 8 o'clock. Saturday Only Men's $1.50 and $2.00 Arrow, Cluett and Fidelity Shirts SI. 15