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The Muskogee Cimeter.
!fc- Vol. 16 Muskogee, Oklahmoa June 19, 1915 No. 9 w-V A 'A lw - R. -k- IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF MUSKOGEE COUNTY OKLAHOMA H. B.'Ford, Plaintiff vs. No. 5580 Arrilla Ford, Defendent The Defendant, Arrilla Ford will take notice that she has been sued in the above named Court the Plaintiff, H. B. Ford for Divorce andthat unless she answer the petition filed by the Plaintiff alleging Adultery on or before the 19th day July 1916 the allegations contained in said petition will be taken as tiue and confessed and judgement rendered accordingly. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, 1 have hereunto set my hand as Clerk of said Couit and affixed the seal thereof, this the the 8th day of June 1915 C. H. Shaffer" Court Clerk By G. M. Lionberger Deputy J. J. Bruce Attorney for Plaintiff Ada, Okla., June 9.-Thnt the charges against President C. W. Briles of the east Central normal school were entirely po litical and ineffective against his recoid as an educator was the finding of the slate board of education last night, following two days induiry. It was not shown that Mr. Briles had taken an active inter est in the democratic contest for the gubernatorial nomina tion last summer. That he had been paratisan of J B A Rob ertson was the substance of charges perf erred by J. W. Bol en and C. C Williams, a broth er of the governor. It develop ed that few peeple knew whom Briles prefert ed. There were no charges involving charactei er the conduct of of the school. The board dismissed the case. Times-Democrat v''All the citizenship of Musko gee, white and black rejoice in the vindication of Prof. Briles He was at one time Supt of oui city schools and he is the best Superintendent Mus kogee eVeVbad. He is a south ern gentleman and knows how and fl&es give all people a square deal. The Negro Schools .,..- . .j ! 'jtxi prospered under his rule and were the best in the state. How they have fallen since then and now are at the foot of the class. Under Prof, Briles a strong man was always kept at the head of the colored schools besl discipline was not bothered about mixed schools and noth ern ideas (the boogy man of some people). He knew that the Negroes of this locality did not desire such and being from Texas he could not be fooled by such lies. When complaints were made U him by patrons, a hearing to both sides was given hefoie tin Board and if the complaint" were wrong thsy were given some wholesome advice and told to go. 'There was no slight of hand performonco with au petition filed with Prof Briles. He is to big a man to do a small act and even when he denied ysur if quest it was done in surh good spirit that a fellow went away feeling that the Supt. was doing the right thing. Prof. Biiles is not a coward, he fights in the open, the hum blest Negro in town could get a hearing befoie him thesime as the biggest tax"pnyers (who sells shoes. bo z1 or plays poker) and get the same kind treatment Becaus a fellow complained was not in Biiles opinion a de siie to dictate. Theie is a d if rerence between petitioning and lictating and Bn'es knew it, (The present incumbent does not seem to know it) No one ever offered to dictate to the present, incumbent unless it was the Little President or the Big Bofs Bradley, the Com mon Heid can't, get close e nough befote they hear the roar Yer kaint dictate to me." We still contend there should be a change in the head of our scho Is and at Reevesville. That the Boaid should see tlte protest even if they conclude its not worth leading, that thepeo pie should demand a report from their committee. That the fight go on (if we are right) theelectiic light be turned on. Bryant and Nevils must go, its only a question of time, Lay on McDuff and damned be he who first cries, Hold Enough! To be contined - mwMSitJfWrwwm' 'wmiusMmSWM W J ? ,rs ?iii&B!&2a3Bffk ' m&Bmtu($9Bmmuf jHBMBBiHpKjBMBBBB State Approve! Teacher's Certificates with out Examinacion. The Combined Normal and Industtial Department of Wil beifoid Univeisity has bee ex amined by the State Supervisor of Normal Schools and has been I placed on the approved list for the training of teacher for elem entary school and spebial work such as Domestic Science. Manual Training etc This recognition by the State Department of Public Ins truction mean much to thegrad uateof Wilberfoice who are pre paring them selves to to? cli as graduati s from ihi? depaitmenl ire entitled to a teachers four year provisional certificate with nit exunination, After twenty four months of successful teach ing the holder is entitWd to a ife certificate of the same grade good anywhere in the state and recognized in thiity four othei states. Students who graduated prior to 1915 and who had completed iifnui yar high school course before beginning the two yeai nnimal course of this departm ent will likewise benefit by this arrangement and many such wiil find that by slight addition to their professional work they may become entitled to the pro visional certificate without ex amination With the added facilities of tzymnasiam and well equipped jecitation halls shops Wilbei force now offeis splendid oppor tunities to peisective teachers The law busines was dull yesteiday in the offices of four negio members of the bar. Also the afternoon was hot. Fin ally, by accident, perhaps three of these attorneys diifted into the offiiee of the fourth. There was nothing, else to do, so pretty soon a deck of card and and then some chips came into view. Still late all thought of the law had been banished. Deputy Sheriffs J. D. Robbins and Doyle Jay were walking a long the corridor of the building in which the the lawyer were playing, The keen ears of one of the officers caught the un mistakable sound of two poker chips rattling against each other. t. when the lawyers entered the room rather suddently four lawyers made a motion, in fact, they made several motions. But the officers wero too quick. Lawyers cards and chips wore taken to the justice of peace Matt A. Thompson. It was a pitifully poor attempt at defence the lawyer made. They couldihave done better for any client. In fact they showed such a disposition to plead guilty that the justice allowed them this pi ivilege and fixed the fines at $7 60 each. The lawyers gave the name of Ernest Howard, Lewis Ellis George Johnson and John W. Smith. There are no negro law yers of those names in the city directory, Just before leaving the court, one of the Negroes picked up the card and threw them into a waste basket. "Never again. "he said. The Phoenix. There weie only two of the outfit lawyers and all of the out fit are eupporteis of the little president and the big bosses in the School fight. The other lawyers have the work they can dictate appointments nor live off proceeds. Is that plain? County Attoney Branson and deputies are cleaning up things. The boez- fighters, red light district and Gamblers public and private are being made to hunt other pastures. Hon G. H F. Sawner one of the largest cotton buyers in the state who lives in Chandler Okla. and Hon. E. E, McDaniel the rail load contractor who stand second to none were in the city Wednesday and of course paid our sanctum a call botn gentlemen aieold fiiend of the Editor. Chartered Oct. 22, 1914. Negro Independent State Fair Association. Officers: J. W. Nent, president; James A. Brown, first vice-president; H. H. Harwlck, second vice-presl-Woolrldge, general agent; S. T. Grimes, secretary and manager. Of fice, 812 Hartford street, Muskogee. Our first annual Fair will be in Sep tember, 1915, Muskogee, Okla. adv. For further references consult S. T. Grimes, 812 Hartford. ' J f h RV" T ' "