Cashion Advance. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 7, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 25, 1901 Page: 2 of 8
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OKLAHOMA AMI INDIAN TERRITORY
F. II. Umholtz succeeds President
Murdaugh of the normal at Edmond.
Samantha Rupert, ■,r years old. came
to El Reno to register from Eminence,
Prairie fires, started by camp flres,
are doing considerable damage about
The removal of the town of Hardesty
to the new town of Guymon is com-
The Choctaw put on special trains
to help tlie Santa l'c passengers get to
Missouri merchants are writing to
Oklahoma for carload prices on hay
The otlicials are digging a well near
the Lawton land oltlco 10 feet wide and
;iO feet deep.
The registration in the first four
days counted 20,030 nt El Reno and
4,S 00 at Lawton.
During the first three days of regis-
tration at El Reno there were 15,'j22
A company has been formed to make
brick, tile, terra cotta work, drain tile,
etc., at Ditiner Heights, Oklahoma
The president of the cotton compress
company at Oklahoma City expresses
the belief that the territory will have
a good crop of cotton.
The retiring adjutant general of Ok-
lahoma was the youngest man holding
that position in the country. His suc-
cessor is a gray-haired veteran of the
A million dollar townsite and mining
company has been chartered by men
Altus. They propose to conduct
systematic prospecting for minerals
in the Kiowa country.
John liertin was fixing the bell rope
of the Congregational church at Enid
when lie fell from a ladder, tearing
the muscles loose from the hip down,
without breaking a bone.
A general round up of stolen horses
was effected by otlicers and 75 farmers
near King wood. Losers picked their
animals and there were 11 head which
were not identified at the time.
Three big locomotives have been
taken to pieces and rebuilt in the shops
of the Sherman Machine company, of
Oklahoma City. Each carries a big
brass plate on its cylinder telling
Twelve thousand acres of vacant In-
dian land lie between Stroud and the
Canadian river. The Indians desire to
sell this and will probably ask the
privilege of doing so at the next ses-
sion of congress.
The El Reno land ofiieo building is
being rapidly pushed. The floor is be
ing laid and the brick work going up
rapidly. The structure is of two
stories and will be better than the
Asa C. Sliarpe, ex-Indian agent,
charged with bribery was found guilty
by- a jury at Perry. lie is from Mary-
land. The case arose over the leasing
of pasture lands in the l'onca, Otoe
and Missouri reservations.
An agent of the bureau of forestry
at Washington, tells the people of
Heaver county to plant hack berry,
black locust, honey laeust, elm, wild
china. Russian mulberry, Russian wild
olive, red cedar, Chinese arborvitae,
or lliota Orientalis and in the lowlands
to plant black walnut; but not to plant
cottonwood, maple, poplar or box elder.
Walker Turney. aged 14 years, died
<if tetanus at Guthrie, caused by a
wound from a toy pistol.
Judge Gill has put a stop to jumping
lots at Okmulgee.
Hail did damage to crops north of
Muskogee on July 10.
The Grant County Vidette reports
damages to crops by grashoppers.
The assessed value of personal prop-
erty in Wagoner is about 8200,000.
Wm. Cameron has been appointed
mine inspector for Indian 'territory.
Kiser, Chickasaw nation, now has a
postofllce with J. A. Degarmo as post-
Chickashaw farmers report deaths
among their cattle from bloody mur-
A lumber company has been formed
of men of Shawnee to do business at
Uaria, I. T.
Ardmore expects tho Choctaw and
the Santa Fe to furnish the town with
a new union depot.
The Choctaw townsite commission
has suspended appraisement on the
townsite of Caddo.
The Creek roll is completed and goes
to Washington. The Cherokee enroll-
ment is nearly completed.
There were 2."> national banks organ-
ized in as many Indian Territory towns
between March 14 and Jline
1). II. Chcazen, a merchant at Sul-
phur, I. T.; has been missing for a
month. Foul work is suspected.
The northeastern portion of Indian
Territory, which produces a large
amount of hay, has been well wet
The Santa Fe's plans for its coal
feeder branch are to extend it from
Collinsville south to McAlester, with &
spur east to Muskogee.
The territorial supremo court decides
that only court and territorial taxes
shall be levied in Indian reservations
attached to counties for judicial pur-
The new depot to be erected at Sa-
pulpa will be similar to that at Okla-
homa City, constructed of brick and
stone. It will have a Harvey eating
Mannsville and Earl both were
passed by by the Choctaw line and it
is proposed that both move to a new
townsite on the railroad, to be the
l'rofessor I'axton, Greek and Latin
teacher of the university at Norman
who has been studying in Europe this
year, will return in September. He
will bring antiquities and pictures to
Judge Bradford has been working
on the conspiracy case at Ardmore.
Parties conspired together to run oft'
negroes or kill them. The negroes
were employed by a raiload contractor.
Four of the conspirators were bound
over for trial.
Bcria Wilsey, a farmer's daughter of
Fay, ti. T., praises teosinte as a feed
crop. Teosinte is nearl}* allied to In-
dian corn, resembling it in its tassel
of male flowers and broad leaves. It
grows to tho height of ten feet, and a
single plant often sends up 100 stems.
It is a native of Guatemala and is a
valuable green or cured fodder. The
yield is enormous.
The legal tangle over real estate |
titles has been a dampener upon the j
boom prices for lands wanted for the !
' oil under them. It seems that now a
one year's lease is all that can be ob-
tained by au alien from a Creek citi-
/.en. When the Creeks get title ccr- j
titicates they can sell 130 acres of al- |
lotraents with the approval of each j
sale by the secretary of the interior; j
. the remaining 40 acres being inalien- j
able. After live years he can sell 120
acres without any restrictions. 15ut
even this does not include the 100 acres
set aside for tho tow nsite of lied Fork.
The field work among the tribes is
nearly completed. W hen appraise-
ments and allotments are closcd about
200 men will lose their jobs.
Mann Manuel, who was sent from
Philip V mill M I < h e 1 s
The federal apportionment for the
support of the Oklahoma national j
guard is a little more than 87,000 this Indian Territory to the penitentiary
vear j at Columbus, Ohio, has consumption
Governor Richards has been weeding and has been pardoned by the presi-
out unauthorized parties with seals by j dent.
taking blanks away from them. Many I
Fcts of papers given applicants have
been turned down because of their ille-
gality after the applicants had paid S2
to the party making them out.
Registration of applicants to make
homestead entry are about six times
greater in number at El Reno than at
Tracklayiug is being done on tho ex-
tension of the Memphis line between
Miami anil Afton, to couuect the Mem-
phis and frisco lines.
W. C. Edwards says the division
point of the * Orient will be at 1' airview.
Woods county, and that he has changed
There appear to be a number of or-
phan Indian children, now in Indian
schools, whose names were not on the
Indian rolls and who have been given
A fire at Duncan, I. T.. started in a
pool hall and burned both ways. The
loss is estimated at above S40.000.
There were eight business houses de-
stroyed, including the Eagle olliee.
The supreme court of Oklahoma has
issued an order attaching Kiowa coun-
ty to the First judicial district, Caddo
county to the Second and Comanche
| county to the Fifth judicial district.
Court terms will be held by Chief Jus-
the name of the place to Carroll, after ticc llurford at Hobard, Justice Irwin
his daughter, lie has invested 830,000 at Anadarko and Justice McAtee at
for the townsite. I Lawton.
Along the path at noon came a
stunted man, a barrel-shaped mine;.
who "blazed" his traek with a eut-otf
shovel used as a cane.
"Paper for Henley," he pufllngly re-
marked as ho opened the door of the
shed above the shaft. "Paper dressed
to 'Franklin Henley.' " and tossing it
in by the side of the man who was eat-
ing his lunch on a box, he plodde 1
ahead to return to the trail.
"Thank you, Hilly," called the other;
| "much obliged."
He finished a hone, gave his fingers
a wipe on the ragged trousers and slit
off the wrapper of the "down-east
Sitting in the door, he read the news
j of the far-away home eagerly absorb-
! ing every line. Of a sudden he paused;
a gleam of something wild came flash-
ing in his eyes and the muscles of his
hands and arms abruptly stiffened.
"Married, by the Rev. Richard Wat-
son, Feb. 20, Miss Agnes Coles to
Frederick Law," was all that he read.
The type swung a dizzy waltz, with
the notice for their center—a thousand
( animated demon spots they were,
! dancing at his anguish.
He hulled the sheet, in a crunched-
1 up ball, along in the brush; he grasped
| a pick and went where the paper lay
[ —all crisply swelling to open again-
and dug and gashed it to dirt-printed
"So that's the reason she hasn't been
writing!" he fiercely hissed. "That's
the game he's worked on the quiet
shift! Undermined me!—tapped the
vein!—robbed the pocket! Damn his
cowardly heart!—damn the mine! —
damn everything!" His voice was
choked; he reeled to the shed, he
sank—half thing—to the earthen floor,
to lie where the door, like a flabby
jaw, was vainly trying to close against
His fingers gouged in the sand like
hooks: his face was pressed to the
chill, hard cheek of the soil. The wind
swept through, the hole of a window
its vent, beating the door, in weak,
squeaking blows against his back.
The day grew old; a drizzling rain
descended; darkness obscured him as
he lay. half within, half without. The
night came down and found him mo-
tionless. The creak, creak, creak of
the door was mingled at midnight with
the distant howling of a lone coyote.
In the morning, when the Indian
girl was come to the cabin, a wild-
eyed man, mumbling and groping, hag-
gard, unkempt, staggered out of the
sage brush to fall over on the floor of
There on the boards she fashioned
the couch whereon he tossed and roll-
ed, fought and mined for fourteen
nights and days.
Feebly he opened his eyes at length
It was Susie above him, laving his
forehead; Susie preparing the food at
the stove; Susie who sang him the
lullaby of rest in Washoe music, soft
Wistfully his eyes remained on her
round young face. He lay there help-
less, feeling like a man of thewless cot-
ton. Day by day she coaxed his pulse
to its strong, quick thump of action.
Night by night his energy crept in
through his system again. Yet what
; was the use.
There came an hour when he tottered
| to his feet, got the gush of spring
from the visiting breeze, and at length
returned to the mine—to dig in the
i adamant, to work off the shadows of
hatred and vengeance.
He dug out a pocket of gold, nearly
! pure, and laughed in scorn at its glit-
! tering spread on the salver of dross
[ and porphyry. It lay where it fell a
I pyramid of riches; and he striking
sparks from his steel and the rock in
the opposite end of the tunnel.
Susie remained—his shy little doe-
adoring the air that haloed him about,
thrilling unceasingly to hear aim
speak—lived in her womanly scheme
of an earthly heaven.
The blossoms now presented their
cheeks and lips in manifold petals for
the sun's caress; the birds, wide-
throated by gushing melodies, express-
ed throughout the day the joys of
twining a nest in the branches. The
Indian girl outspread her very fingers,
to feel the current of love and life
that sweetened the air.
At times, as the spring bud bour-
geoned into summer, the girl and Hen-
ley roamed on the hills hand-in-hand,
seeking the grass blades that smoothed
the roots of the sage brush, hunting
out the flowers, mocking the mellow-
lark—who sang of endless summer.
Now and again the man was fired by
hot desire to honeycomb the mighty
hills with drifts and shafts and tun-
nels. Yet, how sweet to wander
"home" in the cool of the evening,
stepping to the cheerful notes of crick-
ets by the trail, to meet the day new-
born again in the beaming face of
Chloride Hill, the mining ramp, was
nothing to Henley, nothing to Susie.
Hut out of its streets there fame one
day a tall, stalwart Indian, who stood
aloft in the kitchen door and gazed in
pleasure on the Indian girl.
"Mingo!" she cried in alarm.
"Yes, Mingo," he replied slowly and
clearly, grinning like a wolf. "Mingo,
She had backed away and stood there
trembling. "What do you want?" she
finally gasped, in the musical speech of
the Washoes. "Why do you come?"
".Mingo, the hunter, comes for you."
said he. "Mingo wants his mahala,
"What do you mean?" she cried
"Mingo's mahala is afraid like the
chipmunk," he joyously announced.
"Mingo will make her like the pool of
the water. Mingo will take his wife;
he has given her father his rifle and
pony. She will go to the lodge of Min-
"Mingo is locoed" (crazed), she an-
swered. Here is my lord. I am
his mahala. This is Susie's wikiup.
"No," said he, growing dark with
frowning, "you my wife—my squaw.
Your father, he say so. lie say you go
with Mingo, go to Mingo's wigwam."
"Hut I can't go to your wigwam. I
don't love you—don't you sabbee? I
don't love you."
"Mingo, he loves you. That is plen-
ty. I tell you come."
"Oh, you sneaking coyote! If my
husband were here you would run 'ike
the coward. You would never come
to the white man's wikiup."
"He is not your husband, mahala.
Do you say to Mingo, the white chief
here is your husband?"
She faltered, staggered and groped a
"You say it not," he quickly con-
tinued. "It is lying. No, the mahala
is not the wife at his side. She has
broken the Indians' law; she has bro-
ken the law of the white man. Mahala,
you belong to Mingo. I tell you come."
He moved toward her; she recoiled
in dread. Her searching hand cam.'
down on the table, fell on the handle
of a knife, and she grasped it sudden-
"Stand far away," she cried, display-
ing the blade, "you sneaking coyote!
You come when women are alone—you.
the great hunter! Keep away! Go!
Let in the light! Take your bad coy-
ote face to the sage brush, you cow-
The savage blood of her nature was
aflame. The Washoe flinched not at
all, neither did he come. He was cun-
ning. more than brave. The dull,
banked fires were aglow in his eyes,
his body was bent in a menacing atti-
tude, his head thrown malignantly for-
ward. Muttering threats of vengeance
he glided backward, and she slammed
and bolted the door. Then down on
the floor she sank, to lie there breath-
ing like a wounded animal.
On the hill, in the sunshine, Henley
was gazing at the deep blue sky, that
showed in a patch through a window
in the shed above the mine. Alonj;
the path, down below, at his back, the
squat, little barrel-shaped miner la-
bored wheezingly upward.
"Letter for Henley." he called at th°
door, and threw in the missive and
trudged along the hill.
Not an answering sound did Henley
make. "A letter," he mused, not start-
ing at all from his resting position.
"Comes a trifle late. I reckon. Life-
preserver to a coipse—so far as the
world beyond is at all concerned." 11
gazed another hour at the sky, while
the light moved slowly athwart the
earthen floor and lay at length, a bril-
liant finger, across the face of the up-
Turning, he saw the white and placid
invitation. His eyes began dissecting
its features. Presently the writing,
round and straight, made him move by
stages involuntarily toward the light.
"Hers," he whispered.
His jaw grew square and firmly set;
his eyes grew hard and glinted like
flint. Yet he took up the letter and
broke it open sullenly.
* and my illness increased to
such an extent that the doctor said 1
would have to go to the warm Ber-
mudas. Every one about was quite
alarmed—they neglected you. my dear-
est heart—and for many a week I lay
like a shadow on the pillow.
* * * I enclose a notice, the fun-
niest thing, that was printed in the
"Married by the Rev. Richard Wat-
son, Feb. 20. Miss Agnes Coles to Fred-
Isn't it odd?—the oddest thing! Of
course it ought to be Kolles; but such
a laugh they have had on me. and on
Agnes too. But bless her heart, she
doesn't mind; she's got her Fred at
last, and they are very happy "
His sinses were swimming crazily,
the worll was whirring wildly in space
—he tottered in his walk.
Out he went, clutching his letter—out
to the light—out and away up the hill,
striding like an engine breasting the
breeze, fronting the steep ascent, pant-
ing and straining to reach that upper
"Frank, oh. Frank," cried Susie
when he came. "Mingo, the Indian— '
He brushed her by. He looked at
her blankly; his ears failed to focus
the sounds of her voice; he merely
comprehended that something was ut-
"No. no." he answered, "no, not now
She stood with eyes wide open and
startled—dumbly appealing. "But
Mingo," she said, "Mingo, the Indian,
he came to-day—and he—threatened-
"Mingo—Mingo! He's a coward—I'm
tired never mind him. Susie." /
He stretched forth his hand. She '"
leaped to place it on her neck, and
kissed it wildly, lie stood there truly,
but himself was far away.
Pacing and pacing, he wore away the
hours in the cabin. All through the
night she watched his face with star-
tled eyes, pain, doubt and yearning in
her dumb, trusting look.
In the morning he bolted to the hill
again; and she. like a doe ti..*
not anything but one who is master,
followed him timidly far behind—fol-
lowed till lie threw himself down in
the sage brush. She sank where she
was, to wait there in patience.
In the grass-broken sand he lay and
sat and lay again, thinking rapidly, iin-
coherent 1\ the same things over and
over. Under it all ran a current of
echoes; "Saved my life—she saved my
life—she saved my life."
At length his wandering attention*
was caught by a motley procession
moving slowly along in the dust-
wreathed road below. There were half
a dozen Washoe Indians, more per-
haps, approaching the town—men and
women. They had two horses—jaded,
hopeless creatures—that three old men
were riding. Near them, walking
barefooted, heavily laden, were three
or four squaws, with time-furrowed
visages. The loads were contained in
sacks and in conical baskets, heaped
on the shoulders and supported by
heavy bands, which went across the
foreheads of these camel-females. Fur-
ward the burdened ones bent, looking,
as if in submission and patience, on
the ground, leaning on sticks which
they used with either hand. It was
only a party returning from the
mountains with the gathered supply of
bitter acorns and berries from the led
manzanita. For fifty miles they had
traveled thus. Painfully the wretched
caravan crawled around the hill and
Henley watched them, strangely in-
tent. "Saved my life," he muttered
aloud. "Indian—same as those. Saved
me. Yes, she'll wrinkle—be old. Why
did I have to have the fever! Saved
my life. Wrinkled, fearful old squaws."
Susie saw the squalid show. "Oh, '
she cried in anguish to herself. "Oh,
the women—oh, the Washoe women!
Were they young long ago? Were they
part of the summer? Did they hear
the larks and crickets? Did they
love?" She threw herself forward
where she sat till her face was buried
in her curving arm. "Oh, love!" she
cried; "there is nothing in the world
for me but love!"
The thoughts of Henley finally "rys-
talized in form anil sequence. He knew
he would leave her, knew he would
certainly desert all things Western
and go to the far-away East. How to
do it gently, what to provide for lier
comfort, what he should say, how
apply a balm with the caustic—these
were matters to lie planned and
Early the following morning he went
to his mine to gather the gold where it
lay beneath the pocket. There, alone,
he labored hour after hour. The mine
was simply a hole in the ground, SO
feet in depth, with branching tunnels
down below; and over the mouth a
windlass stood, with a rope about :t,
supporting a bucket that rested on the
bottom. Built against one of the per-
pendicular walls was a wooden ladder,
for ingress to and egress from the
In the afternoon, from the rocks on
the hill, a crouching form came
stealthily down through the scrubby
brush. It was Mingo, the Washoe In-
dian. Noiselessly he crept to the shed
—after scanning the prospect far and
near for any living thing—there to lie
full length on a plank at the edge of
the shaft. His practiced ear was quick
to catch the dull sound of blows that
issued from the mine. Long he lay
without moving a muscle. He could
wait an hour; he could wait a day.
(To be continued.)
Henry Losei Two Hour* a Day.
For two hours out of the twenty-
four Duke Henry must play the second
fiddle. Queen Wilhelmina once re-
marked that her husband should be
her loyal and obedient subject two
hours of the day, when she should be
devoted to the affairs of state, but
for the remainder of the time she
would be his devoted and obedient
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