The Daily Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, May 14, 1898 Page: 4 of 8
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By The State Capital Printing Co,
FRANK h. OREL R, Editor.
Official Paper of Oklahoma,
By Enactment ol the Legislature.
SATURDAY, MAY 14. 1*9S.
Farmers who have anything worthy
to exhibit at the Omaha fa.ir should
aave and send in to the Oklahoma
•commissioners at their locality. A part
of the exhibit must be in place at the
exposition the first of June.
Oklahoma farmers should not forget
that this war will make cotton higher
this year and plant accordingly,
large amount of cotton goods will be
absorbed by the increased armies and
navies, not only of Spain and America
but the balance of the world.
When the United States gets through
protecting Cuba and placing a decent
government over It, It can turn its
attention !o the Indian Territory and
attach it permanently. It Is not
thought any foreign powers will Int
vene or make a protest.
We hear no longer of Spanish bull
tights in Havana or anywhere else in
Cuba. The Spanish people have had
to swallow that pleasure or go without
meat. There are no more bulls In Cu-
ba except those the government makes
trying to subdue the insurgents.
The celebration of the people of Ha-
vana of the Spanish capture of Boston
Mobile, Charleston and Pensacola again
illustrates that where Ignorance Is
•bliss 'tis fully to be wise. Delusion Is
two-thirds of a Spanish make-up
anyway, and they may as well enjoy
their harmless folly.
It may toe a little costly, but thi
war is a campaign of geographical ed
ucation, as the silver campaign was
•money. Hut it Is hoped It will not
prove the same. In the latter the more
we heard the less we knew until
became convinced Just the opposite to
what we started out to prove.
There are signs that General Go
mez does not quite like the idea of
powerful American army coming
Cuba to crush the Spanish. He wants
that credit himself. Even he has th
weakness of ambition. He had rather
nee starvation a little longer than tha
another hand than his should bring
Eagle Drug Store.
a physician we will come in
handy, because this in the
best drug store to which
you can send your prescrip-
tion. W hen you don't
need a physician we can fill
your wants in tbe right
way at the right price. We
always are useful.
EDWARD NICHOLS, Proprietor
Harrison Ave., Telephone 12.
Cases Decided by the Interior De-
In the 4'awe of Ferdinand Nplit-
ZH itarber the Motion for a Review
ANOTHER SUNDAY BATTLE.
It now seems probable that there will
be another Sunday battle like that of
Manila. It is almost certain that the
Spanish tleet has touched off St.
Pierre Martinique and that, having
bombarded Porto Rico, Sampson's
tleet has gone to meet it as well as the
Hying squadron under Admiral Schley, j provincial aut
Nothing can be stated certain as to ,l " ° —
time and place of naval engagements,
but If all Information is not wrong,
there be a battle by tomorrow, if it
not taking place now, that will
knock the last breath out of Spain.
After that it will be as hard to locate
It as It has been for severed weeks
past. The fleet wil keep company with
long this army will remain loyal Is A
question. The Pope has kept the
church section of the national legisla-
tive branch of government from vot-
ing since 1870. It Is said when he gives
them power to do so again it will be
for a republic. The scheme is to resolve
the kingdom Into the organization of
momous republics like
those of Switzerland or a federation of
states like the United States.
In the division of the European pow-
ers France would fav >r a republic as
the present ruler is in alliance with
Germany and Austria while the latter
would be against it. Thus another dis-
turbance threatens Europe to keep it
busy while we take care of Spain.
IN FEMININE FIELDS.
Stripe* la Favor.
Bayadere stripes are greatly III evl-
1ence among the new fabrics for spring
nd summer gowns, these pretty ef-
fects appearing among the dainty tex-
tiles like crepe de Chine, etamlne gren-
adine, and batistes, as well as In the
ine of heavier weaves in light wool,
ind silk and wool mixtures, and the decided that the small circular cages
liaphanous miiBlins, chiffons, and other were a kind of headgear, and, knocking
Mew Cm tor WN Cl|
A gentleman who went out with
Stanley to Africa, took with him a
number of bird cages, In which he
hoped to bring back some specimens
of the rarer birds of the Interior. Ow-
ing to the death of his carriers, he was
obliged to throw away the bird cages
with a number of other articles. These
were seized by the natives in great
glee, though they did not know what
to do with them; but they eventually
If everything else should fail, Mr.
Bryan might raise war revenues for the
government by making silver speeches.
•Or are they not worth as much now
as they used to be because there are
so many of them. Mr. Jiryan should
do something in order not to die out of
public notice like St. John and other
By the way,in stopping to dig silver
It ought to become scarcer; and be-
coming scarcer it ought to become
higher. Is not this one of the argu-
ments applied to gold? This matter
srv>uld be looked into. The plutocrats
may be at the bottom of making silver
scarcer In order to make it higher and
Then- -may be some misunderstanding
about the attitude of Prance. Henri
Rochefort says: "I beg to assure the
American people that the pulse of
France beats warmly for the United
states in her magnanimous fight for
the freedom of Cuba." Prance is from
Missouri. When It sees the naked truth
it will undoubtedly be with us.
Would France be mean enough to g<
rto far as to privately loan ships t<
Spain? Giving her coal at Martinique
makes it seem so.If France don't look
out It will make itself unpopular
ihis country and lose the annual mil-
lions our tourists now spend there,
■which is worth more to it than all
;Spain, its bull fights thrown in.
The trouble about a nation knowing
just what to do is that something al
ways happens whatever it does while it
cannot judge what would have happen-
ed if it had done something else. A na-
tion that wanders far from home in
conquests finally gets lost, like the Ro-
man people, while the one thai remains
at home dies of innertia like China.
WAS CALLAHAN FOOLED?
The Oklahoma City Times-Journal
toes not believe Callahan was fooled
in appointing young Discus as a cadet
to the Annapolis naval academy. It
claims to have -inside history to prove
him otherwise than innocent. It says:
"Callahan's letter proves him an idiot
or a rogue. The idea of imposing on
him! It is preposterous! Young Dis-
cus was credited to Kingfiesher, Calla-
han's home for seven years. Yet he
has the effrontery, the indecency, to
tell his party leaders that he appoint-
ed him.not knowing but that he was a
true blue populist and an actual resi-
dent. Callahan lied, and every man
who is able ti) read knows that he lied.
"We can prove that Discus' fathei
was in Washington for weeks last
summer urging different Oklahomans
to approach Callahan on this very sub-
ject. He went so far as to say that
money was no object to him, that he
was rich and he had made up his mind
to put his son in West Point If money
could put him there. When he failed
to find an Oklahoman who would act
as his agent he expressed his deter-
mination of going to Callahan In per-
son. That was the last heard of the
matter until Discus' appointment was
announced. We say again, the above
is capable of proof.
"You can imagine the rest! Inno-
"Remarkable coincident! Old man
'or weeks in Washington endeavoring
to accomplish with money, if neces-
sary. what Brother Callahan afterward
lid without ever knowing such a per-
sonage as Rich Father Discus existed.
Yet Callahan was in Washington when
Rich Father Discus was there be-
seeching for a place at West Point for
h'is son. Yes. and here is another re-
markable coincidence! Rich Father
Discus suggested that the matter of
residence might be overcome by his
son's going to Oklahoma to live a cou-
ple of months prior to the appointment.
Young Discus did actually live at King-
fisher two months prior to his ap-
"Honest populists will not be deceived
by Callahan's letter. The dishonest
ones, the men who believe all mankind
dishonest, will believe it, because they
are easily imposd upon, and always
believe the absurd and ridiculous
But some of Mr. Callahan's friends
might have fixed up the scheme on
him not for him. Mr. Callahan can
tell the public who they were and clear
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Territorial Exchange Gists.t
Spain'? courage should not be <1 *-
Itised. It is considerably pior" .1 an.: r-
ous to come across three or four thous-
and miles of water and tackie a fellow
on his own doorstep, and espe.tally
when the other fellow is bigger. This
Spain's fleet has done, whatever else it
may not be able to do. If it should not
immediately caught It may show us.
If Spain doesh't hurry its revolt,
Italy will best her and be the first to
overthrow the present dynasty. Italy,
too, is heading directly for a republic.
Th" present ri '.s are far more form!-
dabl than in Spain. They are organ-
Oklahoma City is fitt.ng up a train of
wheat, consisting of twenty-five cars to
go to Chicago.
Some papers mistake the appointment
le Oklahoma company as that of Col.
Temple Houston of Woodward.
There will be a grand jury investigation
of the organization that attempted to
drive the negroes out of Ponca City.
The El Reno Democrat publishes but
three out of seven officers of the Press
association elected. What's the matter
with the others?
At Pond Creek, Chanes Freeman
ex-Kansas convict, was convicted of the
murder of Frank Drake, a traveling jew
eler. and will be sentenced to hang.
Judge J. R. Scott if Newlcirtc, has been
made captain of the local militia
piny to succeed Captain IdcGlnnis. The
judge would distinguish himself on the
field of battle as well as on the bench
T. F. Hensley of the El Reno Democrat,
prints a cut of himself in this week's is
sue and passes it off for that of Commo
dore Dewey. Hensley was once a good
looking fellow according to this plctu
As a class the firemen of the territory
who met in convention at Oklahoma City
are as fine a lot of fellows as walk the
earth. Should the government be press-
ed their enlistment would make the finest
company in the field.
It lays between the Beaver Herald and
the Mangum Star, which is the oldest pa
per In the territory. Each was started
before its territory became part of c
lahoma. The Herald claims to be 12 an
the Star 11 years old.
Ab Cox. the mail carrier of Waukeene,
risked his life swimming his horse across
the Cimarron to get the daily papers for
the people to read the war news,
was rewarded by bringing news of the
fight of Manila. He should be consid
ered one of the heroes of war.
Tecumseh Republic: Hon Wright Chris
tian and Mrs. Carrie Wiese were marriet
at El Reno on Tuesday evening. May 2
Mr. Christian is one of Tecumseh's bes
and most influential citizens, while Mrs
Wiese was formerly a resident of thi
city and for a short time resided in Shaw
nee. They are now on a wedding tou:
and will be at home to their friends in
this city when they return. The Repub
Ilcan extends congratulations.
Kingfisher Times: The Oklahoma board
of dental examiners held its seventh an
nual session May 3 and I at the Kingfish
er hotel. Only three of the member:
were present, constituting a quorum
They were: Dr. J. Q. Waddell, of King
fisher, president; E. E. Kirkpatrlck.
Oklahoma c ity, secretary, and W. E. Far-
row. There were fourteen applications,
of whom three were licensed on diploma,
four were licensed on examination and
three received student's license, good un-
! til October 4.
j Ponca Courier: T. H. Martin and oth-
' er citizens of Tonkawa were in Arkansas
City yesterday in conference with the of-
ficers of the Hunnewell railroad. They
made a contract to pay $15,000 for the ex-
tension of the Hunnewell oranch from
Kay Center to Tonkawa, payable when
the road is completed. They say It is
the intention of the railroad company to
complete the line in time to carry off
the great wheat crop which will soon be
ready t> harvest in the ( aikaska and Salt
From The State Capital Bureau. 61d 14th St.
Washington, May 14.—The interli
department has handed down the fol-
lowing decisions in contested land coses
The motion filed by Ferdinand Split-
garber for review of deparmental de-
cision of November 19. 1897, dismissing
his contest against the homestead entry
of Daniel C. Moon, for the northwest
quarter of section 22, township 20 north,
range 2 east, Perry land district, has
been dismissed by the secretary on the
ground that Splitgarber did not comply
with the homestead laws and that no
reason appears why the de'isl n of the
department should be changcd; there-
fore the motion is dismissed, says Sec-
retary Bliss, and the papers are here-
with transmitted for the files of your
In the case of Harvey E.Thompson vs.
ownslte occupants of Kremlin, Geo
, Duffy and Frank Hand.involving the
northwest quarter of shection 22, town-
ship 24 north, range 6 west, I." M., Enid
ind district the department dismisses
the contest of Ouffy and Hand am
holds that Harvey E. Thompson is en
titled to homestead entry. The prop
erty involved is estimated to be worth
In the case of Charles Gordon against
John G. Seebold, over homestead entry
No. 3082, of said Seebold. of lots 1 and
2, and the east half of the northwest
quarter of section 7, township 21 north
ange 8 west. Enid l-and district, the
secretary holds that Gordon was the
prior settler and has complied with all
the requirements of the homestead laws
and that he Is entitled to make home-
The secretary also affirms the decls
>n of the lower office in the case o
Cicero C. Hickman against Chas. M.
Kelso, for homestead entry No. 3235,
lots 3 and 4 and the east half of the
uthwest quarter of section 19, town
ship 21, range 8 east. Perry land dis-
trict, holding that Kelso's settlement
an said land was prior to that of Hick-
man and that the only time he was
absent from his lands taken was when
he was driven from them at the front
f a shot gun by Hickman. The testi-
mony shows that he returned within
four months and again took up his resi-
dence on the lands and has remained
there every since, complying with all
the requirements of the homestead
The appeal of Jacob A. Becker from
the decision of the land office rejecting
his homestead application for the
southeast quarter of the northwest
luarter of section 5, township 12 north
range 8 west, Oklahoma, for the reason
that at the time his application wa
made said tract was covered by John
E. Shields. Indian allotment No. 8 ha.
been denied and the papers returned,
ransparent fabrics used alike by mo-
leste and milliner
ofT the bottom, the chiefs strutted
about in them with evident pride. An-
other chief, thinking himself more
wise than the others, and having seen
the white men feed at table out of
oom of lace for her wedding veil may I dishes, thought they w 're r
onsole herself that, inexpensive tulle 'or '°°d. atl(' to°'1 *>'8 .
Tulle Vella for (he Bride.
The bride who cannot wear an helr-
wuhuiu uerseu mar. inexpensive iuue , . _ „„,j -ViiOHne
s much more effective and becoming, ceremoniously open g TTimlthf11i
fn arranging this, one point should be the door between each mouthful.
liorn in mind by the hair-dresser of the
bride, be she professional or the deft-
lngered Bister or friend who often
"lects to perform this gracious service
in that momentous occasion. No mat-
Riilrnl Railway To*,r.
A spiral railway tower Is being
planned as one of the features of the
.... „ forthcoming Pan-American Exhibition
er what the prevailing coifTure Is, the ,.u Th hulldlne will
,a.r should be dressed high to hold the | ~ ^yuJ^Tan,. the
ceil. A In w arrani?pmpnt ma v hp mnrp l,t- eic 1 ... *
veil. A low arrangement may be more
ecomlng without the veil, hut it wilt ; ^eleton"tower, about 500 feet high and
se found that only a high effect is pos- |q f®et diameter at the base, and 50
ilble with the tulle drapery.
k Progr nlve Luncheon.
An atmosphere of informality was
ontrlbuted to a recent college lunch-' ten times round the tower in reaching
eon by the happy thought of the hos- the 400 feet platform. The motive
general design Is as follows: A steel
feet In diameter 400 feet above the
base. Around the erection, supported
by strong brackets, a spiral railway
will be constructed, which will pass
PATRIOTIC WOMEN OF AMERICA.
hey Make Great Sacrifices For The Good Of The
Dewey has a hard Jot
Is of the Phllippin
not very amiable fellows
of oppression and desir
themselves. There is n<
bloodshed Is rioting in
;s are I coun
years i - v -i:
to avenge j tilnd
doubt but! at ti
l>ewey is not able to suppress it with-
out razing the city. Then there are
ambitious politicians who und. ubt Uy
>bject to his dictation if it is in the in-
terest of the people.
mounting to a rev-
•ondition in Italy Is most
iesides the socialist and
Lrties, the Vatican is
Humbert. Stranger still,
ns a republican form of
ment. This will surprise Amer-
most, who have always looked
he •'bur- h of Rome as a support-
monarchies. Hut the -onditions
y are reversed to that of other
lea. The Pope is attacked at
I- in: by Humbert and the church
it can receive better treatment
at the hands of almost any other for-
mation of government. Especially
would this be true if it had 1 aned its
strength In bringing: it about. Hum-
bert has been entirely deserted by all
classes,and only keeps his throne by the
loyalty of a well trained army. How
The Oklahoman, in the following pays
hose who attend the Press Association
i doubtfully compliment, for it insinuates
i possibility: "Of the convention of
can be said that
eilinm there was
er men i
UNCLE SAM'S SOLDIERS WILI
HAVE THE BEST.
From theState Capital Bureau.610 14th St.
Washing-ton, May 14.—The sick and
wounded of the United States military
and naval forces -will have the largest
hospitals for their wounded ever pre
pared for those engaged in war. These
hospitals are located at Fortress Mon
roe, one of the leading southern re
sorts, and from its position and means
of defense, might be called the Gibral
tar of the south. Fortress Monroe has
also been chosen on account of its heal
thy surroundings and the great facility
with which men can be transferred
from ships to the shore. The right of
the government to use the hotels is not
questioned, as under the authority of
congress allowing their construction on
government ground, the right to de-
stroy both at any time was stipulated.
The situation is such, that no matter it
a Spanish tleet should pass in the capes
and run over the submarine mines
without being blown up the great guns
stationed there would play havoc and
spread destruction and consternation
among the enemy's tleet.
The hotels in this event would be ob-
jects of attack by an Invading force,
but no one in military circles who is
conversant with the position of the ho-
tels. has the least apprehension that
any fleet could enter the channel of
Hampton' Itoads. For the present the
two hotels will be allowed to run along,
as usual, and their business will not be
interfered with, but when the cam-
paign in Cuba begins, with the possi-
bility of a large number of sick and
wounded, it is expected that the gov-
ernment will take both hotels—the Hy-
ge;a and Chamberlans—and hold them
f. r their hospital purposes.
m.55 EL/ZABE TH CHANLER a
HISS HELEN GOULD
'TWO PATRIOTIC AMERICAN WOMEN.
The rich women of America are Government made any ruling about tlK
about as patriotic as the men, and the | services of women nurses, and there is
I the P
; in It
prerogative to other and
able heals. The erstwhi
to St. Louis to assume th*
server in the lr. S. \V« atht
faith in Oklahoma In gener
in particular Is unshaken,
most salubrious climat
est men. moat hand sot
test pigs and babies
w of larg
t of the ei
• well flour-
per in Mul-
She has the
.• soil, brav-
len and fat-
best evidence of this was in the recent
tender of $100,000 by Miss Helen Gould.
It is said that President McKinley has
acknowledge the offer of the money,
but was forced to decline ft and his
piggestion of presenting a ship will
probably be adopted. Miss Gould, it
Is said, stands ready to contribute
(his should it be necessary, but does
not expect a long war.
"Miss Gould always feels that her
wealth is a trust given Into her hands
ai.J not something to be spent in a
frivolous way." said a woman yester-
day who knows a great deal about
many charitable schemes which never
teach the general public. "She con-
sidered a number of plans and finally
decided, with her usual good sense,
that she had better give the cash di-
rect to the Government."
And may God bless her!
PO THE SPANISH SICK AND
A dispatch t •
New York. May 11
the World from London says:
The Countess Oasa Valencia's fund
for the Spanish sick and wound- d has
among its subscribers Lord Swanza,
whose Welch steam coal is being large-
ly exported to Spain: the Duchess of
Cleveland, Lord Roseberry's mother,
the Duchess of Somerset, the Countess
of Mayo; Sir Cowan Ridley, brother of
the home secretary and several other
well known society people.
The queen regent has especially
thanked the Countess Valencia for the
every prospect that she will see plenty
of actual service before hostilities a**e
over. Clara Barton says the Red Cros?
will soon be called upon, and that it
will be the judge of what nurses it
will send out.
Miss Chanler will go at once to ti e
front with Clara Barton and Mrs. Les-
ser and, although not a trained nurse,
will probably be taken to Cuba befoTO
any of the other volunteers, on account
of her knowledge of the Spanish lan-
guage. Miss Chanler offered her ser-
vices in the most modest way, sayPiff
that she was willing to do any servico
no matter how menial.
The whole Chanler family haa fig-
ured consnicuously lately in war mat-
ters. William Astor Chanler, tho
brother of Miss Margaret, is fitting oi't
a regiment. Her sister. Mary Elizabeth
Margaret Livingston Chanler is the j gave up a society wedding last wr«-r(
nne other conspicuous example of the j and was married very quietly, in order
patriotism shown by young women of to make sure that her brother and sis-
vvealth and social position, in this 1 ter would be present, as she feared that
crisis. Miss Chanler volunteered her both might be called to the front any
services to the Red Cross before the i day.
i is never pleasant work. Tbe way to have cleaning
veil done, and to get through it quickly without
spending much strength, is to use
Then the cleaning things are laid aside early in the day, and
the housewife has time for more pleasant things.
I-awst pucka^e—^reutcst economy.
Tin; !S. K. I'AIKIIAMK COMPANY,
Chicago. Ht. Louis. New York. BoHton. Philadelphia.
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