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Ada Evening News
Ada, Pontotoc County, Indian Territory (OK)
1905
Abstracted / Transcribed by Diron Ahlquist

 

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 Ada Evening News, January 2, 1905
Charged With Killing
McComb, Ok., Jan. 2 - Both Constables Mitchell and Yendell were held to the Grand Jury yesterday charged with killing Justice of the Peace Ginn here last Monday.
 
Ada Evening News, January 2, 1905
For Territorial Penitentiary
Lawton, Ok., Jan. 2 - A movement is on foot to call a convention of the people in the new country sometime early in January, with a view of securing the locations of a Territorial penitentiary in the Wichita mountains. It is understood that Gov. Ferguson will favor the project and will recommend something of the kind in his message to the Legislature.
The scheme is to utilize the wealth in the Wichita Mountains as a proper field for development by convict labor.
 
Ada Evening News, January 2, 1905
Russell's Slayers Not Caught
Sherman, Texas, Jan. 2 - The Sheriff's office is without a word of additional information relative to the two men who stand charged with the burglary of W.C. Jones & Co.'s store in this city and the subsequent homicide of Sheriff W.M. Russell of Hugo, I.T., who had them in charge and was en route to Texas.
Up to this time every rumor of their having been seen has been followed closely and shown to be groundless.
 
*Ada Evening News, January 12, 1905
Farmer Shot and Killed
Muskogee, I.T., Jan. 12 - John Brewer, a well-known farmer near Melvin, was killed Tuesday night at his home by being shot with a shot-gun. His wife says the shot was fired through the door by an unknown party. The tragedy is shrouded in mystery. Deputy United States Marshal John O'Bryan has arrested George Duncan.
 
*Ada Evening News, January 14, 1905
Ardmore, I.T., Jan. 14 - United States Marshal B.H. Colbert of this city has been selected as one of the twenty-nine members of the bodyguard of Rough Riders who will act as an escort to President Roosevelt on inauguration day. Colbert was a former Rough Rider and served under Roosevelt in the Spanish-American War.
 
*Ada Evening News, January 25, 1905
Saddle Horse For Roosevelt
Guthrie, Ok., Jan. 23 - W.D. Fossett, United States Marshal for Oklahoma, shipped by express to Oyster Bay, the home of President Roosevelt, one of the finest blooded saddle horses in the southwest as a gift to Mr. Roosevelt with Mr. Fossett's compliments.
 
*Ada Evening News, January 25, 1905
Battle With Whisky Peddlers
South McAlester, I.T., Jan. 25 - Monday night Deputy Marshals Lee and Anderson had a pitched battle with whisky peddlers, in which a number of shots were exchanged and one of the peddlers was shot in the leg. One of the men was arrested and lodged in jail.
 
*Ada Evening News, January 25, 1905
Joints Raided
South McAlester, I.T., Jan. 25 - Monday Deputy United States Marshals raided all joints at Haileyville and Hartshorne, arresting nine gamblers at Haileyville and confiscating nine gallons of whisky. At Hartshorne ninety gallons of Choctaw beer was spilled. Choctaw beer is a home made beverage highly fermented. It is made of hops, malt, dried peaches, burnt sugar, and raisins. Over one half of the convictions in the central district court are for manufacturing this beverage. It is in high favor among the foreigners at the mining camps.
 
*Ada Evening News, February 13, 1905
D. Duncan and H.W. Sublett, deputy marshals, of Mill Creek, were transacting business at the courthouse.
 
*Ada Evening News, February 13, 1905
Prisoners Arrive
Seventeen of Uncle Sam's Guests Came In Monday Morning
Seventeen prisoners were transported from the Ardmore jail and arrived at Ada Monday morning to be in attendance at very important functions to be given within the next few weeks. They were in charge of Deputy Raymond Herz who turned them over to Jailor Williams. They are: Tom Birdwell, introducing liquor; A.W. Dickerson, forgery; Charley Fisher, larceny; Albert Baker Foote, larceny; Lararuz Gordon, adultery; Gus Gilstrap, assault to kill; Joe Harlin, murder; Joe Kimbrough, larceny; J.W. Lane, arson; John Lewis, larceny; Tom Lynn, introducing liquor; Charley Moore, larceny; Pete Martin, introducing liquor; James Macey, larceny; Will Rogers, larceny; C.E. Reynolds, larceny; James Reynolds, larceny.
 
*Ada Evening News, February 17, 1905
United States Marshal Colbert has appointed C.S. Williams jailer at Tishomingo, vice C.H. Brown, resigned.
 
*Ada Evening News, February 17, 1905
Lon Smith, a Negro, recently escaped from the new federal prison at Muskogee, by digging through the brick wall of the kitchen, in which he was employed at night cooking bread.
 
Ada Evening News, February 22, 1905
A white juror in the federal court at Durant, I.T. went to jail rather than serve on a jury with a Negro.
 
*Ada Evening News, March 4, 1905
Territory Official Killed
Muskogee, I.T. March 4 - Dr. Nicholas Nash of Garner, I.T. was fatally shot by Deputy Marshal J.S. Tilley early Friday morning at Hanna, I.T. Tilley attempted to arrest the doctor on a charge of disturbing the peace and thought the doctor was about to pull a gun when he fired. Dr. Nash has been very prominent territorial official for years.
 
*Ada Evening News, March 13, 1905
Dr. Nick Nash, who was seriously shot one day last week by Deputy Marshal Tilley, has been brought to a hospital in South McAlester, where an operation has been performed in an effort to save his life.

*Ada Evening News, May 22, 1905
T.E. Brents, deputy U.S. marshal, returned Sunday evening from a business trip to New Mexico.
 
*Ada Evening News, May 25, 1905
Deputy Marshal Sublett of Mill Creek was in the city a few hours Wednesday evening on business.
 
*Ada Evening News, May 25, 1905
Court At Stonewall
An order was received Wednesday by Judge Talbott to establish a commissioners court at Stonewall. Court will be held at that place hereafter on the first Thursday after the first Monday of each month.
 
*Ada Evening News, May 25, 1905
Knife Blade In Brain
Young Man Killed At Tishomingo And Another Surrenders
Tishomingo, I.T., May 25 - At 2 o'clock Wednesday morning Abe Clement was fatally stabbed in the right temple, receiving a wound about three inches deep, from the effect of which he died in about two hours. Albert Johnson came to Tishomingo and gave himself up to Marshal Colbert. He was taken into custody and locked up. The blade of the knife penetrated the right temple and broke off. Clement fell to the ground unconscious and never spoke after the stabbing. On examination by physicians it was found that the knife had penetrated the skull and imbedded itself in the brain. Ade Clement was a young man just 21 years of age. Albert Johnson has been in Indian Territory only a short time and came here from near Weatherford, Tex.
 
Ada Evening News, March 29, 1905
Territory Notes
...A colored deputy marshal was shot at a dance at Boynton last Saturday night while attempting to arrest a white man. He died Sunday as a result of his wound.
Deputy United States Marshals are still hunting in the Spavinaw country for the Wycliffe boys, who are wanted for the killing of a deputy marshal several weeks ago.
 
*Ada Evening News, May 22, 1905
T.E. Brents, deputy U.S. marshal, returned Sunday evening from a business trip to New Mexico.
 
*Ada Evening News, May 25, 1905
Deputy Marshal Sublett of Mill Creek, was in the city a few hours Wednesday evening on business.
 
*Ada Evening News, June 7, 1905
Wagoner - C.C. Ayers [serving as chairman of the tribal tax commission per another article in same paper] of Muskogee addressed a called meeting of the chamber of commerce on the tribal tax question. After his address, which was well received and vigorously applauded a resolution was signed by the business men generally to resist payment of the tax until the question of its legality has been settled by the supreme court. A fund was raised for an expense account and a membership of the delegation to go to Washington representing the business men of the Creek Nation.
 
*Ada Evening News, June 16, 1905
Jim Reece Murdered
Shot In Back By Son-In-Law At Bebee
Last evening about six o'clock near Bebee, Frank Kelley shot and instantly killed his father-in-law, Jim Reece.
It seems that Reece had offered Kelley some inducements to move here from Arkansas, and for some reason did not come to his agreement. Kelley became angry and made threats Thursday morning and while Reece was in the field working Kelley stole a shotgun from the house and hid in some rank weeds near the house. Reece came to the house and was warned by his wife not to go out, but he would not listen and started in the direction that Kelley was supposed to be in hiding, when the murderer rose from his hiding place and Reece began running, but had not gone far when he received a load of No. 4 shot in the back of the head. He ran to the house, being followed by Kelley, who had by this time reloaded, and when within a few feet of him emptied another charge into his back.
Kelley gave one of Reeces' boys a pocketknife to lay a gun by Reece's side to have it appear that he (Kelley) did the deed in self defense.
Marshals Brents and Chapman went to the scene last night and arrested Kelley, who was lodged in jail here this morning.
Brents and Cummings were at Bebee today gathering evidence and Mr. W.B. Johnson will be here Saturday to prosecute the defendant. Kelley does not deny the act and his statement is in line with the above.
 
Ada Evening News, June 17, 1905
The Indian Agent has issued orders to the Indian Police to notify squatters that they must get off segregated coal lands. Many complaints have been received at the Indian Agency recently of non-citizens locating on segregated lands.
 
Ada Evening News, November 30, 1905
Negro Given Death Sentence
Ardmore, I.T., Nov. 30 - In the United States Court at Tishomingo, Kid Kelley, colored, was sentenced by Judge Townsend to be hanged Feb. 28. Kelley was convicted of the murder of a Negro named Dillingham. The case will be appealed.
 
Ada Evening News, December 12, 1905
Constable Eli Morris is crippling around with a broken foot. His horse ran away with the buggy Saturday and he tried to stop him with the above painful result.
 
*Ada Evening News, December 23, 1905
Deputy Marshal Chapman took a bunch of prisoners to Ardmore yesterday.
 
*Ada Evening News, December 23, 1905
H.W. Sublett came in last night from Ardmore
 
*Ada Evening News, December 26, 1905
Deputy Marshal Chapman is in Jesse on official business.
 
*Ada Evening News, December 26, 1905
John Sullivan was arrested at Tyrola upon a 1903 liquor indictment and was taken to the Ardmore jail today by Deputy Marshal Cummings.

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