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VINITA, CRAIG ColNTY, OKLAHOMA. DECEMBER 20. 19 12 NUMBER 17 1 irn umMCii IO KUIIIL11 PICKET DUTY HI JA? COURT HOUSE With Rifles on Their Shoulders They Stand Guard With the Men Moving Pictures of Battle. Oklahoma City, Dec. 1C -Official confirmation of the previous dispatches tent out of Grove, Okla., was made tonight when Major General Frank M. Canton and Sergeant Major II. A. Ran dall reached Oklahoma City and said the records of Delaware county were guarded at Old Jay jy a determined, ar .ed and sober band of men and womer- Kodak pictures taken, by Ser geant Randall, in Old Jay, showed wo men with rifles doing picket duty Sun- ADR Hill day during the absence of men guards ' at dinner. ; Major Canton and Sergeant Randall ! stated that seven moving picture men i were on the ground with machines, i and the citizens of New Jay wero pos- j ing in fighting attitude for the bene- fit of the enterprising photographers, w Canton and Randall say they reached Old Jay Saturday night at 7 o'clock. The shooting was started by the New Jay forces, in conjunction with the sheriff, Cud Thomason's deputies fir ing at Sam Connie and Ed .Washburn I as these two were sleeping by a camp- tire on guard in the outskirts or uia Tay. The bullets struck and knocked asunder the camp-fire, but no one was injured. Old Jay citizens rushed to arms and about one hundred shots were fired by the two sides. Sunday morning Canton talked with Old Jay partisans who said they in itnrtfwi tn hnlil the records by force nf arms 'until January 9 next, when I 'he new county commissioners would I ?signate Old Jay Tie county seat, and ;o trouble end. To surrender tne Soooks now would give New Jay an op- portunity to hold them after January ; thourough court procedure. Old Jay partisans offered to surreu- der the books to Canton upon order ' j ' from Governor crace, dui as uie are a Old Jay by orders of Cruc-s, admin istered by Canton, the governor is not j likely to have them returned to New I Jay on the district court's orders. Can- ton would not say what his reconi- ' Emendations to Cruoe would be, other 4 than "to express an opinion that the f records could not be moved by the 5 local anthorities without bloodshed. t. . v' , fefrovo, Okla., Dec. 1C The situation it Jay is unchanged. The opposing forces fought a bloodless battle about ten o'clock Sunday night. Over one hundred shots were fired at long range h one being hit on either side. Rich r flft claim that the other fired first. General Canton was in old Jay at the iime but took no part in the fray. He t returned to Oklahoma City today to ? i. i- r,.n-ns r"i,i lint hp did it. port iu iiuiviuvii not indicate to any on-? here what his report would be. j Certain movements o nthe part of : the sheriff and his forces indicate that j they have given up the fight, but tn'3 y;orce at old Jay is still on guard and have been busy touay unguis ; trench me nts around the court house. 'Sheriff Thomason was in Grove sev eral hours today, but returned to .ew ,Jj4y this afternoon. f The Craig county teachers held their j Vgular meeting in the high school Auditorium last Saturday and the as i rt.tof!n well attended by both ural and the city teachers. f'Thiq was one of the best meetings hat has ever been held in tl. county Und there were many good things said S . . i x .. Ann that was of great oeneui t-vt-ij in their line of work whether in high school or not, as the program was so arranged that all might get good ideas. '. The special numbers on the program that deserve mention were those given '' tby Prof. Clark, of the English depart- Wnt of the Tahlequah state normal, ?Prof. Logan of the Latin department and Prof. Nelson o fthe manual train ing department. All of these men handled their subjects in a manner ihnV -nn tpnr-Vipr could w-?I afford to miss. The above named men toak special delight in explaining any question that any teacher might ask in regard to the Northeastern state normal and the plan for the teachers to attend that normal next summer and have a pleas ant one, was a great one and it seems g that many of the teachers will take i-dvantage of it. Suggestions to Shippers of Christmas Packages by Express. 1st. Ship your packages early by the lT.th of December if possible. The express company will give you a small label to paste on the package reading "Do not open until Chrismas." This will give opportunity for the package to reach its destination before Christ mas and give the additional pleasure to the recipient of the gift of having it on Christmas morning. 2nd. Use wooden boxes with plenty i of excelsior for packing glass and other fragile articles, which cannot otherwise be safely carried. ! f!rd. Write the address distinctly and in full state, county, city, street and number on the box or package, with ink or crayon. Tags are fre quently torn off and lost. 4th. If you want to prepay the charges, write the word "raid" In large, plain letters on the package. 5th. Insist upon a receipt and see that the amount paid and the value is marked on the receipt and on the pack age. Gth. Write your own address in full somewhere on the package, following the word "From " 7th. Enclose a card in each box or package reading: From : v (Your address.) To (Consignee's address.) This in order that, should the outer markings be destroyed, the inner mark will insure prompt forwarding and de livery. 8th. If paper is employed for wrap ping, U6o only the strongest, and tie with strong cord. Never ties news paper. Oth. If package contains anything of perishable nature, write the word "Perishable" iaa large plain letters on the box or package, which will call for special attention and delivery. 10th. Obliterate all old addresses on boxes or wrappings. If you will observe these sugges tions, you wBl greatly assist in the prompt delivery of your gift in good condition. HIL ORDER LIQUOR TRAFFIC DENOUf Hot Debate Over Bill to Prohibit Shipping liquor Into "Dry" Territory. Washington, Dec. lti. Denunciation of the "mail order liquor business" as the enemy of state prohibition, char acterized the opening today of the fight in the senate for the passage of the Shcppard-Kenyon bill to prohibit the shipment of liquor across states lines into "dry" territory. Galleries wore thronged with men and women identified witn the national temperance movement when the de bate began on the measure long pend ing before both branches of congress. Consideration of the bill was devoted to address In its support by Senators Sanders of Tennessee and McCumber of North Dakota, both of whom had in ( troduced bills similar to the measure pending. Legislative rules threw the bill back to the regular calendar when the short debate was interrupted by the conven ing of the Archbald court of impeach ment. Members will demand that it again be taken up, however, and an effort probably will be made to have it brought before the senate as the "unfinished business," insuring its daily consideration, until it is finally disposed of. Robbins Takes Rest. McAlester, Okla., Dec. 1C Henry P. Robbins, editor of the News-Capi-ital, in mon day's issue says editorial ly: "Commencing with Tuesday's is sue Tha News-Capital will be for a few weeks be in editorial charge of Paul Nesbitt." Mr, Robbins states; that he has only had one week's rest in five years, and that nature has be come so clamorous that a vacation Is deemed imnerativc. Mr. Nesbitt was formerly editor of Governor Haskell's paper, the McAlester Tribune. There will be a basket-ball game at the high school building next Friday night between the Columbus. Kans., cf hnn l;ind thu Vinita hicll school. lllU MVilVW ... There will also be a game between two of the Vinita girl teams as a pre liminary to the main contest. This will be the first game for the boys and the Columbus team is reported to be pened to you that didn't. Are you Edmonton. Alta., Deo. lO.-WUham urai lives, omerwise mey w.u .en.ru extra strong this season. thankful? Pe a Good Fellow. Short. K. C, a pir ,er of Fduionton, ed to prison walls. POST RULES III FORGE Nearly Anything Under Eleven Pounds May Be Sent By Mail A Few of the Rules. rohiouiee omciais Here are studying PUKELS iminpnivis vmen contain me parcels 0IH,. Send in your contribution at post rules. The pamphlets have Justjouce. arrived. The rules go into effect Jan-j Last nigilt at a meeting at the First liary 1. National Bank an organization to bo Nearly everything that doesn't weigh more than eleven pounds and that can be tied with a 72-inch string going both ways around can be shipped. In- toxicants, poisons, inflammable mater- ials, revolvers, animals (alive or dead), obscene printed matter and articles which violate criminal acts are ta- booed. However, there are exceptions on the taboo list. One may mail a live queen bee and other Insects if properly caged, or a stuffed animal. Poisons to'or fruit, eandv. clothinir or anv thine be Used as medicines are admissible, i Here are some of the regulations: Distinctive stamps will be used on I parcels post packages stamps not good for any other class of mail. Fackages must be wrapped so that the contents may be examined easily, ciaus call the attention of the Good Packages will not be accepted unless Fellows to this family. So save eni taey bear the name and address of the barrassment any family that would sender preceded by the word e"from." like to be visited on Christmas morn Inscriptions such as "Merry Christ- jng by thj Good Fellows should ad-J mas." "Happy New Year," "With best rlross n lotter tn them civinir street wishes" and "Do not open till Christ- mas," may be placed o nthe covering. Fragile articles must be labeled "fragile" and perishable articles "per- Ishable.' Eggs must be packed against any possible chance of breakage and must be labeled "eggs." Fresh meat will not be accepted for shipment beyond the first zone. Perishali'k) matter decaying in tran sit may be destroyed by postmasters. Perishable matter which may decay before it reaches its destination may be given ia charitable institutions toy postmasters, " A parcel may be insured ugaijift loss in a amount equivalent to its ac tual value, but not to exceed $-"0, on payment of a fee of ten cents. Addressees must sign a receipt 3'or insured niaiL Parcels post matter will not be ad mitted to registered mail. Parcels post matter comes under the head of fourth class mail matter and all present fourth class regulations conflicting with parcels post are super seded. These rates are given: Each 1st. lb. ad. lb. 11 lb. Rural route and city delivery' 0.ur, $0.01 $ti.V oO-mile zone 03 .03 .35 J 50-mile zone..... .0i .04 .40 300-mile zone 07 .OS .57 COO-mile zone 8 -00 .C8 1,000-mile zone Oft .07 .79 1,400-mile zone 10 . 1.00 1,800-mile zone 11 .10 1.11 Over 1.S0O miles 12 .12 1.32 Parcels post and express charges compared on 3-pound package: Parcels Present post express Zone Distance rate. rate. City and rural route. .. .$0.0! $0.25 f)0 miles 17 .25 150 miles 22 .35 300 miles 27 .35 000 miles :!2 .50 1,000 miles :17 .00 1,400 miles 40 .75 l.fcOO miles 51 .75 Over 1.S0O miles 0$ .SO A Chinese Hero. Edmonton, Alta., Dec. ltl Kwong Lang, a laundryman, who lost his life after saving six of his countrymen from suffocation in a burning building, was honored in his death by scores of white men and Chinese. The fun eral services, in which his heroism was extolled, were largely attended. Kwong was 47 years of age and passed : I was 47 years of age and passed : , . . ,i i- ii rs in various parts of the Lnited r, , ,. and western Canada. He came i 25 years States to Edmonton seven years ago and amassed of fortune bv learnings m inside property. His efi - tate lm.,n,,eg (hr,(! ljniltiing sites i the business district and a bank ac count. He had planned to return to . Tin; investigation ot the dctunct in China this month. His widow, living .stitution and the reorganization of Uk in the province of lloy Pan, is the sole new bank was conducted by Hank Fx hnodr.hrv Tiw .wffitn will hp fon-'aminer V. It. Samuel. forwarded tr verted into cash and China. (let in the Good Fellow b -nd wagon, Haw many things could have hap - WILL PROVIDE FOR LESS Fl Good Fellow Organization to See That Every Child in Vinita is Remem bered for Christmas. Are you a Gxd Fellow? Then be known as the Good Fellows of Vinita Las formed to raise funds to purchase! 'a Christmas present for every child in Vinita where the family is too poor to provide for a present. There will be no campaign made for funds but every one in Vinita who feels that thev would like to make Christmas seem fortunate homes can aid in this by . sending a contribution either in money AnnD tn- tv,1a nomna.. AMrDoo your contribution to Mr. Good Felow, vinita, Okla., and it will be placed In.' ' ' the hands of a committee. Also if you know of a family that may be over-looked in the annual visit of Santa I address and the committee will make jaa investigation and if the family is worthy and really needs the help it will De given. Without very much cost to any one a fund large enough to care for all of the poor people of the city can be raised if all who are able respond with a, contribution even if it is but a few cents. At the meeting last night ITU ATE $17.o0 was raised by the eight men board of affair3 Tll0S(av after con present and this fund is being rapidly jsi(lcring the 1Uostioii of quarters for increased. No fear need be enter- tained bu that the funds will be used ti! a, proper way. tne names ot tne;tlon offcred by the owners of India families submitted will be referred to a committee' of the ladies o fthe town to ascertain their needs. This was made necessary by the probability of requests from people who may not The renta, of the two ton lloorg of actually need help. It is the inten- 'tho bundjng for the ninety days of the tlon-to see that all children of laboring sessiori is ?liCOs, with a provision that men who may be out of employment the legislature may occupy any addi will receive a present to the end that Uonal ofIlcfc3 ,t no0()a on tho sooond Christmas in Vinita may mean glad- floor of U)e Duiiding at a rental of $12 ness to the whole city. Get into this por month for oaoh room fio occupied, movement. Report every person you ,t als0 , j)rovided that the time may know to deserve remembrance to Mr.'bo tended as much as necessary at Good Fellow. Also remember thattbo saim, rontal ilnd tnat any special every little bit added to the fund makes BeBsion of that ieRteiatiire may occupy that much more happiness in Vinita. BANKER ARRESTED FOR BIG SHORTAGE Former Officer of Pryor Institution Placed Under $10,000 Bond.' ing for such time as may be desired and the free and unobstructed use of I'ryor, Okla.., Dec. lti. YV. L. Jones, 'the lobby, with 'an entrance on Second former president of the Pryor State 'street. TIk contracts were prepared bank, which failed November 20, was Tuesday and will be signed early arrested here Saturday afternoon Wednesday morning, charged with misappropriating the , It is understood that work on the bank's funds. Jones was placed un- changes to the building will be 6tarted der $10,000 bond which was furnished at once, as it will be necessary to by his brother-in-law. jrush the work to have the building According to the report of the bank ready for the opening session. examiner, Jones misappropriated ?17,- j 000 in cash of the bank's money and : issued worthless notes to the amount! FIFTY-ONE TEXAS PARDONS of approximately $28,000. The money and notes, it is said, was used in pro moting the building of an electric light plant at Pryor which was fathered, by Jones. The greater part of the j shortage, it is said, occurred during! the past ao days. The bank has been-reorganized and reopened undjr 4 can State Dank the name of Ameri- k of Pryor, with J. A. Langer, president. Mr. Langer was Kn1 o - A lin.i Knot. WXtftktSlK 1 . x A , . . fn.wll uw T ior a mmnnr ui t-.us. ' It is stated neither the depositors nor the bank guarantee fund suffered anv loss as a result of the failure. j 1 Civic improvements. who was chosen mayor at the election on December 9, announced today that the program of civic improvements decided upon for 1!M3 involves the ex penditure or more than $12,000,000. The city already lias $14,000,00 in vested in its public utilities. Mr. Short becomes chairman of the board of commissioners, which is the adminis trative body of the municipality. The construction program includes 30 miles of paving, 50 miles of side walks, street railway extensions cost ing $1,250,000, gas distributing system, street paving plant, extensive addi tions to the telephone, sewer, electric light and water systems, the develop ment of gravel deposits and the es- tablishment of a central market and warehouses, public library, power The final plans for city beautification house, civic stanies, oriuges ana paries. also will be adopted and work started early next spring. Mr. Short, who polled ''1 per cent of ihn trt;il vrA met l.-lVritlnir Vr J. Magarth. millionaire la ul-owner. an(J llflirmin insanli iirlrnuj f'l.irlin ' . ., v , .... ,. , known in the Yukon as the lion of the North," has received voluntary pledges of the full support of the com- merclal. industrial and financial inter-1 nota nf Mmnntnn in fnrrvinc nnr hla program, which is the most ambitious ever undertaken by any city of the 00,000 class on the North American continent STATE LEGISLATURE TO Fourth Session of State Legislature Will Be Convened There. Oklahoma City, Dec. 10. The state thtl wisiatnPI titV s,vnrji we.-Us. linalIy ckh,d (o a(.(.(pt the proposi Temple and closed contracts for tlio(tll acceptance of the money or lands rental of that building during tho sos-'and tll(i Problem of the government sion of tho fourth legislature, which Srows greater as time passes. The- wm De coavcne(i January 7. the quarters. The state also undertakes to make the necessary changes in the building. The partitions in the third and fourth floors, where the two branches are to meet and where committee rooms must be provided, are to be taken out and changed at the expense of the state; and at the end of the session, are to be restored in their original form by the state. The Oklahoma Fire Insurance com pany, owners of the building, guaran tee to the state the use of the build- l Governor Colquitt Signs Them at Aus ' tin on his Fifty-First Birth I day. i Austin, Tex., Dec. 17. This was the i fifty-first anniversary of the birth of the Governor of Texas and the Col- quitts spent a most pleasant day at the Executive Mansion. Rowlins Col- .1 V. , 1 .... .J wr. r a lct ftM , . . ne ' nnvpms- , K()r t.uch yt..ir of h,3 jife ,lu, Gover- nor signed a Christmas pardon today. The Governor has adopted a new policy in granting pardons. Kach is conditional and obligates the recip- (;nt to De ou p0od behavior during tne term of his sentence. In the case of life sentences it conditions the ! men to obey the laws and remain tractable the remainder of their nat- S REFUSE TO TIE IIB Cherokees Refuse Government Money Because of Broken Treaty. Clarcuiore, Okla., Ik-c. 10. Many In dian families living in the w ilds of the Ozarks in Eastern Oklahoma, enrolled as fullblood Cherokees, are in desti- tute circumstances. It is said some f thom njay not Burvlyo (h(J w,nter. J'h" at Iiul'ai1 agencyc hecks for $133 are theirs for the askfng. The members of the tribe believe that great injustice has been, done them and as a result have taken vows never to accept the money. When the Dawes Commission eu tered upon the task of allotting lands ... . .. .. . .... to the Indiana it was louna mat n strong opposition existed to the plan . Many full-blooda protested against the restriction of their hunting grounds never4 T.Tl 0 government was lorcea u auoc nrUif rarillv 1 1 inert uihn riiiianrt Tnrwi arbitrarilly those who refused. Thre years ago when the government dis tributed to each Indian $133 as share in the fund which had accumulated from tho removal . of tho Cherokees from Georgia to Oklahoma more than seventy years ago, these Indians re fused to accept tho money and more than forty checks still remain uncalled, for at the agency. Twenty years ago, or more, there was organized among tho Indians a secret society known as tho Kee-to-wah, or Night Hawks. The object of it was to forco tho government to carry out the treaties granting that all lands should be owned in common and that the Indian should bo protected in his rights. The members of this secret society, living remote from cen ters of civilization, have not kept In touch with the ever changing condi tions. ;' The vows they have taken preclude- ; situation becomes more serious as cold weather approaches. Heretofore othei Indians have assisted the Night Hawks but this year that method seems Im possible. ASYLUM FOR INSANE WILL SOOII OPEN The board of trustees for the East ern Hospital for the Insane at Vinita met yesterday pursuant to a call of Chairman Dr. Oliver Bagby. J. J. Maroney of Okmulgee and Mr. Long of Wewolia constituta the loard. The following appointments of officials and helpers was made: 1. N. Punch, steward. Dr. Williams, assistant phvs'cian. J. It. Drake and wife, supervisors. Jack Sheehan, farmer. Dr. F. M, Adams is the superintend ent and physician 1m charge of tha in stitution. The appointment of other helpers was authorized. The buildings will be turned over by tlio contractors January the first, and uh soon as the furniture can be set up more than I!00 patients will be brought from Norman and the work of caring for them begun. C50 beds have been purchased and 200 suits of men's clothing and a similar amount of women's wear has been provided. There will bo a pay roll of $2,500 a mont hto start with which will con stantly increase from time to time. There will be 15 women attendants and probably a few more men. A number of farm teams, and 25 or 30 cows will be bought. Chickens, hogs, etc., will also be procured, and ten acres in garden will be under the su pervision of an experienced gardener. Golden Rule Changes Hands. M. D. Rich and his associates of the Golden Ruel Mercantile company have sold the Golden Rule store to II. M. Dlumenthal and- wife of Siloam Springs, Ark., and the new proprie tors take charge today, and the busi ness will continue at the same loca tion in the Halsell building. Miss Norma Katclift' is bom-.' from Sherman, Texas, where she has been attending school.