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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 22, 1912, Image 3

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rival we arranged tot avenge the
cruel murder of Ed. We rode
away, talcing up our abode at the
Spike S ranch in the , Creek Na
tion, 25 miles southeast of Tulsa.
We waited until my father left
Woodward, before we began
operation and then we sought the
fugitive murderers all over Okla
homa, but- somehow they were al
ways apprised of our presence
and evaded us.
One evening about twilight, I
rode to my father's home in-Te-cumseh.
He was county judge
and I was informed " that I was
accused of train robbery. He was
greatly distressed, and J vconvinc
' ed him of my absolute innocence,
and then he insisted on my facing
my accusers and clearing our
good name.
I then informed my father that
it would be impossible for me to
establish an alibi for the reason
that Mr. and Mrs. Harless, own
ers of the ranch, were not there
fhe night the train was robbed,
and the men who were there were
fugitives and could not go into
court i We had rather heated
words and I rode away into the
night. I never expected to see
my poor old father again; I did
not want to bring further grief on
him by my presence.
I laid out that night and the
next morning I rode up to a store
in the Seminole country to get
my breakfast. Standing around
were three or four, men heavily
armed with Colt's revolvers. I
knew they were either deputy U.
'S. marshals or horse thieves;
there Was scarcely anything to
distinguish them in those days
I finished my cheese and, crackers,
went out, mounted my horse and
had ridden some two or three
hundred yards. when the armed
officers and merchant opened fire
on me, killing my horse and
wounding me.
Extracting myself from my
horse I drew my Winchester and
opened fire on the men, building
a smoke and blaze around them
that caused them to flee to the
timber. ,
(Continued tomorrow.) j
The. union officials won a big
victory over the street railway;
companies today.
The companies agreed'to pay
$3 per night for eight hours'
work, instead of $2,50 for six
hours Work on all lines.
This was the point which near
ly caused the immediate calling of
a strike last night.
The men offered the $3 for eight
hours compromise to the com
panies. The companies declared
they would not grant a conces
sion under any conditions.
The joint conference meeting
with the mayor was adjourned at
2 o'clock thi afternoon until 4
At 4 o'clock the wage question,
will be taken up, and an end one
way or another will be in sight.
Presidents Busby of the City
Railway Co. and RoaCh of the
Chicago" Railways Co. have prom
ised to have their wage offer
ready then.
If the joint committee accepts

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