1? OCCUPY PEW
Presbyterian Church on New York
Avenue, Washington, Probably Will
Be Attened by Next Executive.
Washington, I). ('., lee. 1 .".--Since
the announcement, a fortnight ago,
that President-elect Wilson and his
family will in all likelihood attend
either the Presbyterian church of thej(lll ninth ,.t,sj((.,lt Kls l)0(. j,,
Covenant, or the New lork avenue
Presbyterian church, little else has
been discussed in church circles here,
where the particular church to be
honored for four years of the chief
executive of the nation is always a
matter of interest.
Mr. WilBon is the so nof a Pres
byterian clergyman, and an elder in
the Presbyterian church of Princeton,
It Is believed here that there is
scarcely a doubt that Mr. Wilson will
settle on the New York avenue house
of worship. This is because of its
nearness to the White House, its re
markable history as the "chu; ch of
the presidents," as it is known, and
because of the fact that the Rev. Dr.
Wallace Itadcliffe its pastor for sev
enteen years, is so intimately wound
up in national and Presbyterian life.
If Mr. Wilson does attend this church
in all probability he will occupy the
'Lincoln pew," used by President Lin
coln during his whole life of illustrious
statesmen and foreign visitors since.
The pew is on the right hand side
of the middle aisle, about six ueats
from the pulpit. On its end is a small
tablet of silver readinp, "Abraham
Lincoln, lSGMSGr.." At present Mrs.
Itadcliffe occupies it.
At the ono hundredth anniversay of
the "church of the presidents," which
was celebrated nine years ago, Mr.
Roosevelt, then president, sat in this
pew and later made an address stand
ing in it, in which he said in part:
"A man would .ue a poor curen oi)Lincoln usod to sav tlu, rpason i,0
this country if he could jit in Abra-iuko(, to lipar Dp (;lir.ey was -because
ham Lincoln's pew and not feel the
.solemn sent? of the associations borne
i.v upon him, and 1 wish to thank the
people of this church for that rever
ence for this historic past, for the
sense of historic continuity which has
made them keep this pew unchanged.
I hope it will remain unchanged in
... , . .
this church so long as our country
endures. This evening I sit in
pew of Abraham Lincoln, together
with Abraham Lincoln's private secre
tary, who, for my good fortune, now
serves as secretary of the state m niv
National Tone to Services.
There is a national tone t: ev.-iy
service held in the old-fashioned,
steepleless, red brick edifice, only two
and one-half blocks from the White
House, which has bee nthe place of
worship of more presidents than any
other church here.
Dr. Radeliffe prays tor "President
William Howard Taft" by name; also
the senate, congress and other public
officials, "that they will give us right-
xms legislation" The church has its
own special hymn, which is sung every
Sunday morning. This is the Russian
national anthem adapted to the words.
"Give Peace in Our Time, O Lord."
Dr. Itadcliffe, while he does not
preach partisan politics, never hesi
tates to speak out on any question
wherein he thinks a moral issue is in
volved. In his centennial sermon he :
said: "in the larg; and comprein n-j
sve sense, polities must be preach -d; i
and large duties of citizenship, the,
absolute obligations of patriotism, t s-
pecially in times of necessity and p M il. j
must he preached in the faithful mes
sage of Christ."
Dr. Itadcliffe ha.s heen the close
friend of hoth the occupants 01 tin
White Mouse siiict- he has been in
"Washington a:id so close is he -o
('resident Taft that the present chief
executive invites him over to his pri
vate oflice for a consultation on any
government matter which affects the
churches or foreign missions. Mr.
Taft calls Dr. Uadiiifte "Our John
ICiiox " When the two men are to-i
etl;er, as is oft m the ease, Mr. Taft J OKLAHOMA NEW SIN BRIEF,
invariably wraps his arm about Mr. J Captain S. V. Panish of Meuuniont.
Uadclifl'e. jTcv. lias disposed- of a half interest
One of the closest friends Dr. Had- i:i v." acres of production with I",
cllffo ever had was the late Justice wells, to the Gypsy Oil i-ompany. Con
John M. Harlan, who during all the sideration $lti),nno.
years he was in Washington was an j Yesterday was " Knruieis' Day" in
elder in the "Lincoln Church" and the,Tulsa county, ruder the auspices of
teacher of a largo I'.ihle class,
r.tor Frye and Senator Elkins
other prominent parishioners and per -
sonal friends of
Dr. Itadcliffe. The
minister's friends here say that
Radcliffe is too prominent in himself
ever to he known as a "Wilson pastor
Rather may Mr. Wilson he
The Presbyterian church honored
nr ifMrtrltff, with hiehest office by
highest office by
electing him moderator of its general
assembly in 1MS. He is now a mem
ber of its executive commission and
moderator of tin- Presbyterian synod
of llultimorc. lif is a delegate t the
I Vn-Prehbytenan Alliance, which will
rie jt in Ab r;d n, Scotland, next mmu
lucr. Tln-re is in c! ! ijyiii i n in this city
more a'tive in nun fiinTit s for its
nioiai uplift. 1'or years lie 1 as been
chairman of the Sabbath observance
committee, and with him have worked
Roman Catholic priests as well as pas
tors of protestant communions. lr.
Radeliffe has long been prominent in j
the movement to Ret more chaplains j
apiointed for the army and navy. Scl-,
dom is there a convention in town that
it is not Dr. Radeliffe that is called
upon to offer prayer.
Eight Presidents Worshiped There
Mr. Wilson does decide to go to
Xev York A wini" church he will be
attendance there. The other eight
were John Quincy Adams, Andrew
Jackson, William Henry Harrison,
Franklin Pierce, James IJuchanan, Ab
raham Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and
before his presidency Mr. Itenjamiu
Harrison. After his election Mr. Har
rison went to the Church of the Cove
nant, which is a child of the New York
Avenue church. The latter is the old
est church in the city.
President Pierce and his wife at
tended church twice ov-ery .-Sunday.
He and Mrs. Pierce also entertained
the Sabbath school at a special party
In the White House. Andrew Jackson
withdrew lu'cause of a disagreement
with the then pastor, the He v. John
X. Campbell, due to the Peggy O'Neal
episode. The pastor undertook to
challenge the presidential pew holder.
The president left the church. Mr.
Campbell was later called to Albany,
It was the Rev. Dr. Phineas Dr. Gur
ley who was pastor of the church when
Mr. Lincoln attended it. It is well
known that the latter never made a
formal public profession of religion.
Ill' the church, however, it is known
that he wanted to do so, but desisted
because of the misinterpretation which
would be placed upon it while he was
president. Not only did Mr. Lincoln
worship every Sunday, but he was a
frequent attendant at the weekly
prayer meetings, coming in a back
door and sitting quietly in a back pew,
so as not to attract attention, air.
he didn't preach politics." meaning
Mr. Lincoln Consulted Him.
Dr. (iurley was in frequent council
with Mr. Lincoln. Ho knelt in, prayer
at the bedside of the dying president;
he delivered the eulogy in the east
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lUUH 'l t' nunc- I IIM .n , in: till, uui-
' nouy to us nunai puice at.
i Springfield, and on the way wrote the
hymn that was sung on that occasion.
One of the pastors of the church
said, "I had rather sit in that, pew
I if it were made of mud and dirt than
in one of beaten gold; it w will be an
influence1 of patriotism for our chil-
jn,n an,j our children's children."
j when the church w as repewed in 1SS7
ti,e retention of the pew used by Mr.
Lincoln was mildly urged, but its dark
coor brought a quick decision. Many
thought it would be incongruous and
offensive in contrast with the new oak
A patriotic insistaneo from .a
feminine source Installed it in one of
the Sunday school rooms, where it re
mained for years. Charles W. ftailey,
an elder, presented the r
the annual meeting of the church in
IS!:: recommending that the pew be
put back in the church. This was
adopted, but only after considerable
delay. The tablet was placed on it
through the generosity of Charles It.
Little "Willie" Lincoln was a mem
ber of this Sunday school. He was
very fond of Dr. Gurley. Later that
clergyman was present at the child's
deathbed. "Willie" expressed to him
that the contents of his little Iron bank
be given to the missionary society.
Not long afterward Mrs. Lincoln turn
ed over tin
money t Dr. (Iurley. The
1 it to the school in
I " "Willii'" Lincoln wantrd tln mis
sionaries to have the money from his,
little iron hank. 'Willie' will never
(come to our meetings again. He has
'gone to live with (lod in His !. auiiful
one of you,
May you all. y
meet him there."
J. i llarter. government demonstrator i
agriculture, meetings were held at
'many points in the county
The following stenographers hav e 'of Muskogee succeeds him.
been selected by a committee of the; The government sale of unallotted
senate to serve during the regular ses-
W. R. Le Conipte, Enid; Marcus
i W. Truett, Oklahoma City: Miss Cath-
erine Jt. fierce, UKianonta oty
Irnia II. Krause, Pawnee; Mis
Anderson. Oklahoma City, and
Blanc he Xeill
III DELEWARE GO.
Old Jay Defenders Fcrce Thirty Deputy
Sheriffs tc Withdrew None
Crow, Okla., Dec. l.". Encouraged
by the arrival in Delaware county of
Adjutant Ceneral Frank M. Canton,
Sheriff Thomason assembled his force
of thirty deputies Saturday night, and,
under cover of darkness, approached
to w ithin a quarter -of a mile of "old"
Jay, where the county records are
guarded by an armed force of "old"
Hastily improvising fortifications in
front of the town, Thomason sent one
half of his force to approach from the
opposite side of the town. When the
defenders learned of the advance upon
the court house, they prepared to give
battle and in the long distance fight
which was waged for a few minutes,
more than one hundred shots were
fired, but, according to the report re
ceived here, no one was seriously In
jured, owing to the guarded positions
of the combatants, the darkness and
long range. Believing they were too
greatly outnumbered to rush the town,
the attacking party withdrew.
Although this battle took place Sat
udray night, the first news did not
reach drove until early Sunday morn
ing, owing to the fact that all telephone
wires leading from Jay were cut. News
that the county seat tight had de
veloped to a point of using lire arms,
therefore, was brought overland by a
When informed of the report of a
pitched battle at old Jay, Governor
Cruce stated Sunday night that he had
received no official word from the seat
of trouble for several days and that
he had heard nothing of the reported
engagement Saturday night. lie said
that so many conflicting stories con
cerning the Delaware county seat tight
had reached him during the last week
that he was unable to satisfy himself
upon the real status of the trouble
and in order to be reliably informed
of the necessity of intervention by
himself and the sending of state
troops to the seat of trouble, he had
dispatched Adjutant General Frank
M. Canton to Delaware county Friday
j night with instructions to report to
him, but with no authority to take ac
Members of the state militia in serv
ice uniform were to be seen about the
streets of Oklahoma City Sunday, but
Governor Cruce said lie knew nothing
about these as lie had issue dno or
ders for any to get ready to leave.
Temperance Union Man is Paid to
"Clean Up" Two Counties.
llarticsville, Okla., Doc. 13. That a
persistent and systematic campaign
against bootleggers in Washington
and Nowata counties is to be inaugur
ated is the announcement following
the advent here recently of S. G. Cross
wait of St. Louis, secretary of the Na
tional Temperance union, who is said
to be a sleuth of the Burns carat in
following up violations of the liquor
Already, it is claimed. Crosswait has
secured euoug hevidence to convict
every bootlegger in .Nowata county,
and is asking the court of Nowata
jcounty to have a special judge ap-
polnteu to prosecute tlie cases. I'orm-
jer County Judge Van Leuven has been
retained to prosecute the cases
the evidence is being compiled
Crosswait is rot an enforcement olR
ecr. but a detective, and bis operating
system is not very different from that
of "Pussyfoot" Johnson of Anti-Saloon
league fame. He lias others purchase
the booze, then labels the exhibits,
giving names, time and place pur
chased and other necessary data.
That local bootleggers are in genu
ine fear of this man is evidenced by
the tightness of the lid, it being ditti
euit to secure enough I'acchana'ian
tonic to cure a bad cold.
OKLAHOMA NEWS IN BRIEF.
Frank V. Long, Indian agent for the
Tulsa district, has resigned to e.uer
, the oil business. George M. MeTXniald
Indian lands closed at McAlester Sat-
urday. The total receipts durine; the
sale were nearly $..00,oen.
Miss Porter Cai niichael, an oil num. who
Cleopvas injured on a lease south of Sa
Miss pulpa. died of his injuries. The body
was taken to Mur.cle, Ind., for burial.
The reappearance of spinal menin -
gitis in Oklahoma lias caused the
health department to caution local
health ofhetrs to report promptly a!I
The Parties. il!e Watt r Comnanv
I has appealed to the supreme court
jfrom the valuation of $100,000
1 placed on its plant by the Mite board
j Mrs. ii'iraui Stum, aged 2s, brooding
,o.(r fanned wrongs, hanged heibelf
from a in.e at her residence four miles
jv.cM ol Garix r, Okla. The body was
i found by her husband a. short time
Will lUihiiiig of Pomm was arrested
at Muskogee in connection with the
killing of Charley McClure of Porum.
This is the third arrest made in the
Forum feud district during the last
The shops and foundry of the Okla
homa Iron Works at Tulsa are under
police guard to prevent a clash "be
tween striking union workmen and
non-union strikebreakers who are till
ing the 200 vacancies.
Representatives of cities having
commission form of government prob
ably will meet at Oklahoma City early
during the legislative session for the
purpose of adopting plans for better
I Inaugural ceremonies accompanying
the instalation of James Burnette Ksk
ridge formerly of Fort Worth, Tex.,
as president of the Oklahoma College
lor Women, will take place here De
cember 16. State Superintendent Rob
ert H. Wilson will preside.
I District Judge R. C. Allen has called
at Muskogee a special session of the
grand jury for next Thursday to in-
i vestigate charges of misconduct of
city and county officials. "Loan sharks"
and the Porum feud cases also are to
j Vital statistics for October just cevj-
l piled by the Oklahoma health depart
ment show that typhoid fever leads in
j the number of cases and fatalities.
There were S84 cases and fifty deaths.
Dipheheria was second with 147 cases
and sixteen deaths. The number of
births reported was 2,722; deaths, 70o.
I An echo of the robbery of the Bank
of Bixby a year ago was heard when
J. F. Crowei of Bixby, who captured
Otis Lee, the man who turned state's
evidence and implicated Sam Owens,
now doing five years for this crime,
brought suit against the National
Surety company for $."00 reward.
' The presidents of the six normal
schools o 1'ihe state are meeting at
Oklahoma City for the purpose of com
piling data showing comparative effi
ciency and cost of operation of Okla
homa institutions" with those of Kan
sas, Texas, Missouri, Nebraska and
other states. The information com
piled will be used in combating the
campaign inaugurated by the gover
nor to reduce the number of state nt r
mal schools fro msix to two or thro
GOOD ROADS PLi
FOR CRAIG GOUHIY
Big Convention Here January 6, Prom
ises to Be Grand Success Vinita
Business Houses to Close.
It is gratifying to every good roads
advocate in the city to note the in
terest that has been shown in thi
movement to organize a Craig County
Good Roads Association here on Jan
uary 6. Nearly every business man
in the city has signed the roll of mem
bership and is boosting the big con
vention here January G, when the
farmers from every section of the
county will be invited to come here to
hear D. Ward King lecture on good
roads and give a demonstration of the
practical use of the split-log drag. It
is proposed on that day to close up
all business houses for a time and give
every citizen of the city and county an
opportunity to learn something of the
value of road Improvement and to be
come a member of the organization,
which will have for its purpose the ulti
mate improvement of every road in the
The roll of membership is being
circulated unions the business men of
t!:t e'ty for signatures. The petition
is so worded that the signer indicates
his willingness to become a member
of the association and work for the
improvement of country roads. ISvery
one who signs tin- roll will have a
voice in the big convention to be held
January ti. at which time the future
work of the association will be out
lined. The only thing done by the as
soeiatiou s.) far is the movement to
bring D. Ward King to tiiis city. Let
nothing keep you away from this good
roads meeting and tell your neighbor
to do likewise. This is a movement
in which all are interested and it
should be made a big success.
A fine young big type Poland China
boar. Sired by Expansion Wonder.
J. E. ARMSTRONG. Bluejacket. Okla.
1 WOULD STOP ' SAMPLING.1
! Health Department Urges M-nemeit
Against Medicine Makers.
Oklahoma City, Deo. 1 4. The i
luu.t of a 1-iw prohibiting t!e c'i-tri-bution
of free medicine samp is
asked in the an: nal report made by
Lie pure food and drug division of the
state health department to Governor
Cruce. Sanitary inspection by the
pure food and drug department of all
places where food is prepared, manu
factured or sold, is recommended, to
gether with supervision of dairies and
live stock for slaughter.
The report asks that the annua! ap
propriation for inspection work be in
creased from $10,000 to $1S,000.
THEO. D. B. FRFAR
Attorney and Counselor-at-Law
Room ' and. 2, Cherokee Building
JAMES S. DAVENPORT
Office Rooms 9 & 10. New Halsell Bids
DR,lH. H. WYNNE
Oculist, Oklahoma CiJ
Practice limited to Eye, Ear, Nose
and Throat. Classes Fitted. Vinita,
first Tuesday after first Monday
of each month. Office either Phys
ician locally or phone Dr. R. L.
Mitchell No. 607.
Rooms With Bath$50up
44 nn ex
Rooms With Bath $1.00
caff; prices sensible
CLUB BREAKFAST 25$ UP
NOONDAY LUNCH 40 1
DR. F. L. MARNEY
Office, City Livery
Phone 185 Vinita. OKla
DR. R. L. MITCHELL
Phones: Office607 Residence Red 479
DUDLEY & BARKER
VINITA HOTEL BARBER SHOP
East Illinois Avenue
Dr. Louis Bagby Dr.tC. S. Neer
DRS. BAGBY & NEER
0 fioe in First National Bank Buildin
Pains All Over!
"You are welcome," says Mrs. Nora Guffey, of Broken
Arrow, Okla., "to use my letter in any way you want to,
if it will induce some suffering woman to try Cardui. I had
pains all over, and suffered with an abscess. Three phy
sicians failed to relieve me. Since taking Cardui, I am in
better health than ever before, and that means much to me,
because I suffered many years with womanly troubles, of
different kinds. What other treatments I tried, helped me
for a few days only."
Don't wait, until you are taken down sick, before tak
ing care of yourself. The small aches and pains, and other
symptoms of womanly weakness and disease, always mean
worse to follow, unless given quick treatment
You would always keep Cardui handy, if you knew
what quick and permanent relief it gives, where weakness
and disease of the womanly system makes life seem hard
to bear. Cardui has helped over a million women. Try it
Write to: Ladies' Advisory Dept. Chattanooca. Meditine Co.. Chattanooga. Tenn
lor Sfitcial InttrucOent. tad 64-page book, "Hone Treatment for Women." tent free. J 51
DR. F. L. HUGHSON
Physician and Surgeon
Phones C25 Residence 525 W.Delaware
Office Over Wimer Drug Store
R. E. MOSS
North Avenue and Thompson Street
Phone 521 and 461
E. A. STUBBLEFI ELD, D. M. D.
Rates Reasonable Examination Frt
All Operations Made aw Painless at
Possible and All Work Guaranteed
omnoform used for Painless Extraction
OFFICE: ROOM 9. SCOTT BU'LDINO
DR. A. W. HEREON
Physician and Surgeon
Office in Barrett Building 108H Soatk
Office Phone 263, Residence Phone 181
Reildenco 223 South Adair Street
Vinita Undertaker Co.
Day and Night Calls Answered
J. C. CHADWICK, Mgr., Phone 243
A call will be appreciated
We have unlimited funds to loan on
choice Farm Lands at low rate of
Best Contract and Payment Privilege
SEE VS BEFORE BORROWING
PARKER-WISE INV. GO
With Farmers State Bank.
Sale of Jersey Cows
I will sell a herd of Jersey cows at
Gray's Barn on North Wilson Street,
Vinita, Oklahoma, Saturday, December
21st, 1912, at One (1) o'clock p. m.
POSITIVELY NO BY-BIDDING
TERMS: Ten (10) months, with 8
per cent interest, or Five (5) per cent
discount for cash.
JANE PATTON HALL
OWNER OF CATTLE
BEX WILLIAMS, Auctioneer.
EDO A It BUFFIXGTON, Clerk
Don't forget the date, or the good
cows you will huy from this herd.
FAR M LOANS
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