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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-
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
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.)
(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
Hot Debate Over Bill to Prohibit
Shipping liquor Into "Dry"
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
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.
Nearly Anything Under Eleven Pounds
May Be Sent By Mail A Few
of the Rules.
rohiouiee omciais Here are studying
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
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-
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
These rates are given:
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
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
(let in the Good Fellow b -nd wagon,
Haw many things could have hap -
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
$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.
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
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.
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
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-
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-
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
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.

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