Watts intruder case article

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lift IS STE AHEAD. Agent Stopped from Proceeding WitkyHis Itfectroent. Arguments for an Injunction to be Heard by Judge Thomas at Wagoner on November 8th. 8peclul Report to The Post. WAGONER, L T. Oct. 5,>867.— The ejectment of W. J. Watts from the "Watts Addition" did not materialize/ The ejecter wouldn't work, somehow, and the whole machinery 4 B out of whack and tbe v Watts eject­ ment case standeth in statu quo, Watts wouldn 't split the wood, and Agent' Wisdom couldn't. In other words, Watts held on like grim death, to a dead nigger to all he surveyed and Agent Wisdom was divested of his power to pull him off. Her was injoined by the secretary of the interior from taking further steps towards removing Watts until it was farther investigated. Mr. Watts has contended through- oat that the controversy about the , land in question was a matter'for the courts, and not Agent Wisdom, to adjudicate. Upon this plea Watts and his counsel have prevailed upon the secretary of the interior to allow them the right to ask the courts lo injoin the determined Indian agent from carrying nis for ejectment plans. Well, we are not a lawyer and don't pretend to know how it was done, but the matter of an in junction was referred to Judge Springer's court at Muskogee, and Monday the day set for the case to be argued. The case was called Monday, but owing to other pressing and depressing matters before the court, or, for some other cause unknown to THE POST correspondent, it was not argued, but transferred to Wagoner and Nov. 8 set as the day to hear it. So, therefore, nothing more can be done until after that time. Then if Watts As granted the injunction a»ked for,, the whole matter as to the legal ownership of the land in controversy will be thrown back to the courts for final settlement. • Thus ehdeth the Watts ejectment case, for a month, at least. at

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  1. The Fort Gibson Post,
  2. 07 Oct 1897, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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