1908-11-16 FARR, VICTOR, CHIEF OF SIOUX

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1908-11-16 FARR, VICTOR, CHIEF OF SIOUX - Racial Outbreak at Oteiljee Is Marked by Steams...
Racial Outbreak at Oteiljee Is Marked by Steams of 0 OUftHW 1UD AND HIS BODY BURNED When Officer Attempted to Arrest Neo He Barricaded Himself and the Shooting Follow ed Troop Ordered to the Scene. The Dead EDGAR ROBIXSOS sheriff -of Ok Bialffee eonnty. 'HENRY KLABER assistant chief of police of ee. T\V& XEROES named CHAP3IAX brothers. .7. e aeajro. THREE CAIDESTOTED XKGROBS. The Wounded Steve GrayBOB. ladiaa boy prob ably fatally beatea. Victor Farr chief of Sioux hot thronajh ahomlder. Deputy sheriff nrm broken. Seven others wounded. Okmulgee. Okla -November IS- Eight persons Were killed and ten others were woonded today In a fight between James Deckard a negro desperado and Offi- cere. The disturbance began at the St. Louis and San Francisco railroad station. where iDeckard. engaged in a fig'Jt with an Indian boy. Steve Grayson and fceathhn into insensibility with a rock De p rad Kills Himoelf. Friends'of Grayson notified the police and when Policeman Klaber went to the station Deckard fled-to his 'fcous- near by. barricaded himself" In. and when Klaber approached Deckard shot and instantly killed ilm. Sheriff Robinson gathered a posse in a few minutes and hurried to the .aeene- Part of this posse was made up of a group of n-groes. wiiom'ttie sheriff com- missioned as deputies. As the posse approached the house Deckard opened fire with a rifle firing as rapidly as he could load his weapon. .The sheriff fell first instantly killed. Then-five ofTne negro deputies were slain. .Fire. Set to Hon Decfcard-s house was soon surrounded- by a frenzied mob of armed men. Fire was set to a house just north of Deck- ard's. Volleys were poured into Dc5T- 9 house and-be-was shot down. He was seen to roll over on the floor strike a match and set fire to iiis own house. which was soon a roaring furnace in which his body was toakeU. Deckard evidently bad Urgo quantity of ammu- nition stored to his house for many cartridges explodedwnll the bouse was burning. Mllltla Ordered to Scene. Governor Haskeli. at Guthrle. w no- ufledot the battle and of the dfeel- ng between whites and negroes that had" grown' out'3fV it. nd threatened a race not. The governor at once OTI dered the maiUry company at Musko- gee to prepare to go to Okmulgee and a special train was made ready to carry the troops the sovernor remaining at his office to keep la touch with the situation. Uewe f the preparation to send nTSitla here had a good eSect on the disorderly element of oth races and at 7 o'clock tonight tie-crowd had dispersed and farther trouble -waa r expected. When U became known that- no other ne rro had assisted Deckard aln t the officers the talk ol reprisals subsided. Town la ttalet. A telephone message from Governor Haskeli at 11 o'clock UralgHt 'says that he will not order the Muskogee n pany to Okmulgee unless he .receives farther Information. The officials have advised Mm that the town is quiet though there la still much Reeling over the events of this afternoon. The street of Okmulgee are being patrolled by armed men and It U thought morning will flndjthe town're- stored to Its 'Mnal quiet. ff During the past week'district' court has been la session At Okmulgee and there has been wholesale conviction of negro boot-leg era Yesterday a pro- teat wsi made because the white Jury corrVfcted the n as fast as came up for trial.- A negro woman wan to/be trted Saturday and" Judge Alex- coder bad a special jury' composed wf negroes to try her/ She was acquitted. This nac caaaed a bitter race feeling "Jxl tomorrow an effort will be made of of of If to so be a It be so of 30 m on of g 'R clalOulbreak IsM'arkBd of8lood. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 16 Nov 1908, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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