The Kiel Press. (Kiel, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 18, 1902 Page: 3 of 8
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ENSIGN MORGAN AGAIN.
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA.
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A Portion of the Veterans Must Oc-
ENORMOUS RENTS DEMANDED,
The Ui iversity of Oklahoma, lo-
cated at Norman, Okla., a growing
town of 3,500 inhabitants, the county
scat of Cleveland comity, eighteen
miles south of Oklahoma City, is
founded upon the authority of an act
of the legislature of the Territory of
Oklahoma, entitled, "An Act to Lo-
cate and Establish the University of
Oklahoma." The act provided that
when ten thousand dollars and forty
acres of land should be donated to the
territory by the city of Norman, the
institution should be located at that
place. These requirements were met
In 1892 and the university was estab-
lished in that year.
The school is open to students of
both sexes. It now comprises a col-
lege of arts, a school of music, a
school of pharmacy, a preparatory
school, a school of medicine, and a
school of engineering. The governing
board, the board of regents is ap-
pointed by the governor of the Terri-
tory and the members are chosen
iium um ranks ot practical business
men. At present the board is com-
posed of the following members:
Gov. T. B. Ferguson, Guthrie, Okla.,
ex-officio; Hon. O. W. Sutton, M. D.,
Cleveland, Okla.; Hon. R. E, Wood,
Shawnee, Okla.; D. L. Larsh, Esq.]
Norman, Okla.; J. L. Wilkins, Esq.,
structlon. The old building, built of
white limestone and red pressed
brick, contains twenty-five recitation
rooms and a large chapel.
By an act of the legislature ap-
proved March 8, 1901, the university
was granted the income for two years
from a tax of seven-tenths of a mill
on the dollar on all taxable property
of the Territory, the amount to be
spent for building, however, not to
exceed $90,000. The building thus
provided for is the new main hall
which will be completed by Dec. 21.
1902; it is to be of buff pressed brick
with terra cotta trimmings and white
In accordance with the bill above
referred to plans have been drawn
and contract let for a central lighting
and heating plant to cost vl5,000. A
I third building now being planned is a
! gymnasium at an estimated cost of
The university is supported by a
I general tax of one-half mill upon each
! dollar of valuation on the assessment
j roll of the Territory. In addition to
i this, Section 13 in each township in
! what is known as the Cherokee Outlet
I was reserved from settlement, for
i university, normal school and agri-
cultural school purposes. The lands
so reserved have been leased for the
state institutions of the Northwest.
The institution is patronized by the
people wno come to Oklahoma and
the Indian Territory from many of
the eastern and southern states, who
aro enthusiastic and loyal in their
support of the Territorial school. Its !
legitimate domain is Oklahoma and I
the Indian Territory ami the summer I
just passed has shown it to be grav-
ing in favor with people from both
sections of the country. Its privileges
are free to both peoples, and the
young men and women of both the In-
dian Territory and Oklahoma aro find-
ing the institution a good place in
which to do educational work.
A CONSTANT NERVOUS STRAIN
French and Italian Troops Never Re-
An article in a French periodical
draws attention to the peculiar nerv-
vous excitement wnich is said to be
characteristic of the French troops on
the Italian frontier. The officers feel
that a constant strain is upon their
I attention and though qualities of vigor
and alertness are aroused there is
j often a tendency toward exaggeration.
I It is in the Alps thr.t the inquietude is
i greatest, as the available passes are
j few and if hostilities were intended
Washington, I). S.'p', 15, — Despite
tlie r«luetaneo of the cltixen'h executive
committee and of the national otlleers
of tile grand army, it. is probable that
;it least a portion of the veterans at tin'
coming encampment will liave to be
contented under canvass.
Applications have been receive I for
accommodations for 8,500 men in free
quarters. Of this number about 3,110(1
can be accommodated in the pfovern-
inent printing o Hi Lie, but only three
Hours will be eotnpli '<-i time instead
of seven floor*, as !>.. i 01; nail; b« <11 ,
eou to in plated. The throe outside brillfi- j
ings will provide • '..triers for .'.4 •)
more, making the total quarters u!
ready arranged for 5,700. Thi- l. ^
2,8no yet to bo accommodated.
Quartermaster General Harrows of ;
the G. A. 11 lias carefully inspected ,
every vacant building in the city that ,
could l c made, use of. lie finds nut '
oulv that the rents asked, in most in* j
stances, arc prohibitive, being several i
times the normal rent for a month, '
but. that the sanitary arrangements are |
such that the health department would j Nt
not permit a large number of men to
be quartere I in the buildings.
General llurrows called at the war
department to consult with the quar-
termaster's department regarding the
famishing of army tents to accommo-
date the remaining' I1,800 veterans.
These tents will he made use of only as
a last resort, but in view of the pr
U0tuan<!i Com t Martini#—Sampson l*re-
ventei IItm l'romotion.
Williams port, lYnn., Sept. 13. — l''n-
I sign Morgan, of the Mihnesota, who
! became known throughout the United
states by reason of an act of bravery
i before Santiago, while lie was chief
I gunner of the New York during the
Spanish-American war, and who was
j recommended to promotion to ensign,
which resulted in a letter from the late
! Admiral Sampson in which he stated
that only college graduates were fit.
J subjects for promotion to naval offices,
! again promises to stir up trouble in
! the United States navy department.
During the past week Knsign Mor-
gan lias made three trips to this city
for the purpose of dictating to a ste.
nographer a letter of 4,000 words.
Morgan said it would be mailed to the
see rotary of the navy at once.
i ii | |i .: a MMiorior officer
hau eharged him v. n ii !ia .t..,# ^ ^
11 ink. The ensign savs he does net
irants. lie wants vindiea-
voral court martinis, it is
L'nr before he can gain his
' >uch mtoxi
lion, and se
said, will oc
poi n t..
dust what other charges he has pre-
ferred will not. be given out until the
navy department sees lit to give his
l>rawe fho I.lno on Mitchell.
York, Sept 1 5.—A bra in S. Hew-
itt, former mayor of Now York, gave
i out a statement in which he said he
| knew positively that J. i\ Morgan
would not interfere in the coal strike.
Mr. Hewitt also said that the coal op-
I era tors would not agree to arbitrate
with .John Mitchell, but. that he bc-
s J lioved they would consider grievances
- j presented by their employes.
out situation there seems to be no other
way out of the difficult \\
The national executive committee
of the G. A. I', was given $12,000 for
Three ItulloL Itoacft.
Topcka, Sept. 13. — Under the new
OI ine u. A. it. was pi veil ©i.-.ouo ,or i^ction la w three separate ballot boxes
the care of all persons to whom it was j """>l ,)U maintained at the coming elec-
tion except in
OLD TERRITORIAL UNIVERSITY BUILDING.
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Oklahoma City, Okla.; Harry Gilstrap,
Esq., Chandler, Okla.
The university campus comprises
sixty acres, twenty of which have re-
cently been donated by the citizens of
Norman. The campus and approach-
ing boulevards have been set out in
troeB which have already reached a
size sufficient for considerable shape.
In addition there is a nursery of 15,000
young trees, for the most part elm,
ash, and locust.
The building, which has been in use
since it was completed in 1893, Is now
remodeled for use as a science hall
and a new main hall la under con-
benefit of the institutions named.
The additional lands recently opened
for settlement increase the income of
the university so that it receives an-
nually for its support something be-
tween $40,000 and $50,000.
Twenty-five instructors are now em-
ployed and additions to the faculty
are made each year as the demand for
additional courses makes it necessary.
The enrollment last year was four
hundred, a large percentage of which
was of college rank. The university
is a member of the Northwestern As-
sociation of State Universities and Its
courses rank with those in any of the
the capture of one or more of them
would be attempted. With ths i thought
in their minds minute precautions are
taken by officers and a state of great
mental tension arises A night sur-
prise is what is always anticipated
and the suggestion Is made that good
watchdogs, which would give tongue
at the approach of any stranger would
be a safeguard and would contribute
to relievo the anxiety of officers and
men in these lonely stations. To the
ordinary citizen it Is a matter for sur-
prise that such a nervous strai-
should be felt In a time of profound
to give such quarters. A large portion
of that sum must be spent on equip-
ment, such as cots and water coolers.
The remainder must be expendedfon
a few large balls to the greatest pos-
WInneImfire; (iet KMid.iidii
Omaha, Sept. 11.—Senator Millard
has received notice that the interior
department will at once arrange the
payment of $100,000 to the YVinncbaj/o
Indians. This represents the first of
live installments, the government hav-
ing appropriated $500,000 in payment
for their holdings. The remainder
will be paid to the Indians at such
time as is deemed necessary.
Ottawa University linn a Fire.
Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 1?. — A spe-
cial to the Star from Ottawa, Ivan.,
says: The new building of the Ottawa
university is burned entailing a loss of
350,000. The university was to have
opened that day and hundreds of new
students were here ready to enter.
There is no definite theory as to the
origin of the tire. The building will
I learn Nothing.
Wilkesbarre, I'm., Sept. 13. — Presi-
dent Mitchell said that he had re-
ceived no peace proposals from the coal
operators, neither had he an engage-
ment to meet Gov. Stone or anybody
else with a view of settling the strike.
So far as he was aware there were no
negotiations on foot to bring about a
Olflco Without a Salary.
Washington, Sept. l.r>.—The presi-
dent has appointed Charles J. llona-
parte, of Daltimcre, and Professor
Andrew Draper, president of the
University of Illinois, to bo members
of the board of Indian commissioner*.
Tnere is no salary attached.
St. I.mil* Couuellmen.
St. Louis, Mo., Sep*. 10. — A sensation
was caused here by the issuance of
bench warrants for tiic arrest of
eighteen members and former members
of the St. Louis house of delegates,
following a confession of Delegate .1.
K. Murrell. who fled to Mexico last
spring, after being indicte I by the
grand jury for bribery in connection
with the alleged boodling operations
in the granting of franchises to the
Surbnrban Street Railway company
and other legislation.
itics where no town-
ship otlleers are elected. One ballot
box will hold the ballots for state and
county officers, another will hold the
ballots for township officers and the
third will hold the ballots ou the two
Col. Van Horn For Con/jron*
Kansas City, Sept. 11. —Amid cheers
from a demonstrative and well pleased
audience. (\>lonel K. T. Van Horn was
uomiiiatcd on the ti rM 1 : 111« ♦. by Un*
Republicans for congressman of the
Fifth district. Mr. Van Horn, who
has represented the district in congress
five different terms, accepted the nom-
ination in a short, terse and able
I'romlnint Man Killed.
Washington, Sept. 10.—While driving
across the Baltimore & Oiilo railroad
track near Takoma park, several miles
from thiscit\, Major Daniel O'Driscoll,
one of Washington's prominent law-
yers, was struck by a train and in-
stantly killed. He came to this city
from Chicago, where he was prominent
both iu the law and in politics.
A Kiglitponit Judgment.
Merlin, Sept. 1—According to a de-
cision of the minister of interior, per-
sons guilty of election frauds must pay
the entire cost of the invalidated and
the necessary new elections. I'y this
process the mayor of Nietleben lost his
entire fortune of 50,000 marks and be-
sides was sent to jail.
llra/.U'it Coffee Crop.
Washington, Sept. 15. — Mr. Heeger,
1'. S. consul general at Itio de Janeiro,
teiegraphs the state department that
reports which have gone forth have
1 greatly exaggerated the damage by
! frost to the coffee crop of Brazil. He
thinks the next harvest will bo very
F.okIoo In a liar room.
Hay City. Mich., Sept. 15. — A run*
away engine and coal car on the ? iieh-
igan Central left the. rails here and
crossing Midland street at full speed,
ran upon the pavement and plunged
into the Clifton house bar room, knocl -
ing a great hole in the wall. No one
was injured. The engine was started
on its wild run by being reversed iu a
collision with an incoming freight
train. The engineers jumped and es-
caped injury but both engines wore
Cannot (Jet Together.
Kansas City, Sept. 11.—The Missouri j
state board of mediation and arbitra- i
tion, representatives of the national !
order of the United Mine Workers, and
the operators and miners of district 25,
comprising Missouri and Leavenworth
county, Kans., met here in an effort to
settle their differences. At the close
of the meeting the miners and opera-
tors were farther apart, the represen- !
tatives of the miners announcing that
they did not liavo the power to enter I
into an agreement
(leo-ge S. Itnmhiirs Hotly.
Kansas City, Sept. 11.—After thirty-
four da\s of fruitless search for Oeorge
S. Randall, the druggist his body was
found in a dense weed patch on Wa-
bash ."venue by a street sprinkler who
went into the weeds about 30 feet and
came upon tlie body. There was #55.05
found in his pockets. The identifica-
tion of the remains is full and com-
plete. There is a deficit of 81,000 of
the amount for which he sold his store,
after deducting the cost of the store he
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Christ, J. H. The Kiel Press. (Kiel, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 20, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 18, 1902, newspaper, September 18, 1902; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc102711/m1/3/: accessed October 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.