Geary Bulletin. (Geary, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 7, 1903 Page: 2 of 16
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THE GEARY BULLETIN.
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two TERRITORIES IN BRIEF
The Enid shoe factory is now la oper-
Two horsed raised near Cashing re-
cenYly told sold for $460.
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R.econt Happenings Show4rv In Caricature.
A RAPID GROWTH
Surveyors of tho Gnthrin. ft Sooth-
•tern road are at. work between El
no and Mountain Park.
The city council of of Lawton hni
teased a fire limit ordinance.
The enrollment, at the Alva normal
baa exceeded 000 the post year.
Hobart has n street fair on the hook.
One to continue a whole week.
Eefsnla buninemi men are to build n
•scond wagon bridgo near tho city.
The Methodists at Snpulpa will sink
au oil well ou their church property.
Sheriff Baiu of Kay county has closed
all the gambling houses at Pouca city.
Dave Hodges, a prominent young In-
dian near Lehigh was fatally Bhot at his
A new national bank is to be organiz-
ed at Oealgate having a capital stock of
It coat the oity of Lawton nearly
•1,000 to run its affairs during the
toenth of April
8. V. Holland, of Oklahoma City, re-
cently dropped dead while talking to a
couple of friends.
H. A. Smith of Lawton, Okla., has
been ndmitted to practice before the in
• There had been 6,808 filings on Chero-
kee lands at the Vinitn land office up to
and including April 80th.
A committee at Blackwell has raised
|30,000 for the purpose of erecting a
farmers co-operative elevator.
The members of the local W. C. T.
U. at Stillwater issued the last edition
of the Democrat at that place.
Fire at Gertie destroyed tho building
and oontents of Huffman & Arterburn.
Lom about $8,000, insurance $.3,400.
i El Reno's commercial club is to be
reorganized and an effort will bo made
to get some of the good things going.
It has been estimated that there are
K6,000,000 worth of jjiwe and other
lerohantable lumber in the Choctaw
Oklahoma Stan. Manufacturing Company
In Kiial.nc. Oiii Yaar
Oklahoma City: In a report just
received at this oity, compiled by H. 8.
Palmer, the founder of the hollow
oonorete building system, the "Oklaho-
ma Stone Manufacturing Co.,’’ of this
oity ranks first in the amount of atone
produced. No more atrikiug example
of the posh of Oklahoma Oity firms can
bo given than tho record of this oom
pany shows. Organized in this oity
April 1, 1902, by April 1, lUQiJ, they hat
attained the head of nil companies
tho United States in their line.
They have eighteen plants which
operate thirty-two machines, the priu
cipal ones being at Alva, Augusta, Car-
men, Geary, Thomas City, Cordell
Hobart, Snyder, Munguin, Shawnee
and Oklahoma City. They have a ca-
pacity of 6,000 stones per day, equal
225, C00 brick. The secret of their suc-
cess is iu the push and energy of the
company coupled with their having ex-
clusive control of the patent process
used in nmnnfactnring the stone. They
believe in a large volumo of business
and email profits and in pursuance of
this plan, are sub-letting their rights to
other parties, thereby interesting
greater numbers. In this way eighteen
plunts have sprung up in Oklahoma in
the past twelve months and a number
more are to be erected in the Indian
Territory this year.
To a oasual observer it seems almost
Impossible that a hollow stone woulc
be stronger than a solid one, but such
Is the case. Not only are the blocks
trongor but houses built of them are
warmer in winter and cooler in the
summer. In Cincinnati, Ohio, a build-
lug has just been completed seventeen
stories high even to the foundation of
which is made of hollow stone. Among
the largest buildings of Oklahoma made
of this stone are the Kenny building of
Geary, the public school building of
Cordell, and the eleotrio light plant of
Alva. In this oity the Commerce build-
ing is an elegant example of this kind of
stone and the new soap factory which
will be an ornament to the city is being
constructed of the same material.
DEPOSITING OF FUNDS
A SEVERE STORM
i The annual meeting of tho Indian
ftmtory implement dealers will be
Mid at South McAlester the second
week in May.
The Wybark extension of tbo Katy
la being pushed rapidly aud tho road
■rill probably be in operation at Tulsa
within forty days.
J. A. Rouse of Cooper is an applicant
for the position of regent of Langston
university, made vacant by tho resigna-
tion of P. F. Tyler.
J'he Baptist church congregation in
Ptlfaula refused to accept the resigna-
tion of the Rev. F. A. Hill, and he will
Continue his pastorate.
The new telephone line from Ardmore
via Provence, Mannsville, Earl nnd Nor-
t<m, to Ravia, lias been completed to
within two miles of Ravia.
Burglars entered the store of Simpson
ft Wood at South McAlester and carried
off a lot of Jewelry, firearms and other
goode. No clew to the robbers.
Muskogee has a population of 7,246 nc*
iprding to a census just taken under the
lireotion of the federal court. The
sening bad to be taken iuorder to
legalize a waterworks bond issue.
A fire, kindled by an incendiary at
Bachs, consumed the buildings occupied
by William West aud Tatum Bros.
Loss about $8,000 with no insurance.
When the new town of Washita
Junction opens it will have a First Na-
tional hank, of which ex-Governor Seay
kbd Hon. Dcnuis Flynn will be two of
The Recent Cold Snap Was the Worst Erer
Kiiow at Title Season
Oklahoma: Director Strong’s noti-
fication that the thermometer will prob-
ably fall 25 degrees was followed by the
coldest weAther ever experience in
Oklahoma at this season. While only
In one or two places was anything like
frost reported, still the frait and vege-
tables have been damaged by the exceed-
ing cold weather.
The cold snap extended nil over the
southwest. At Fort Dodge, Kansas, the
thermometer reached 34 degrees. Snow
fell in numerous places and reports
from Topska says the fruit lias been
greatly damaged. A stockman at Fort
Steele, Wyoming, lost 500 newly shorn
sheep on account of the severity of the
storm at that place.
HAD A BUSY SESSION
Grand Jury at Lawton Compelled to
Leave Some Work Undone
Lawton: Following is a part of the
report recently made by the grand jury:
“Indictments for the more serious
class of offenses are subdivided as fol-
lows: Perjury, eight; nssault with in-
tent to kill, five; larceny of domestic
animals, five; burglary, one; disposing
of mortgaged property, one; violation
of election law, four; embezzlement,
two; obtaining money under false pre-
tenses, nine; highway robbery, one,
Other indictment were for minor of-
fenses, but necessary for preservation
of law and order, eight. We find from
the evidence submitted to us that there
has been numerous false registrations
and illegal voting, also that there are
flagrant violating of the matter of
gambling, and as our time is limited and
our attention has been given to other
violations of law, we beg to refer this
matter to the consideration of the next
Territorial Treasurer Apportioning Fundi
Under Mew Law
Guthrie: O. VF. Kambo, territorial
treasurer, is engaged iu apportioning
tha territorial fnnds to be depositee
under contract in different Uuthrii
banks. The depositories will la ra<
quired to pay interest at the rata of I
per cent on daily balances. Treasure!
Rambo had deoided to nama the da
positoriea before this, but Govsrnoi
Ferguson was unable to find time foi
consultation, and tho award of deposits
was postponed till Governor Fsrgusou
returns from St. Louis.
The contraots with individnal banks
are made for one year. The total de-
posits average about $600,000 and ths
interest revenue to the territory last
year amounted to nearly $12,000, dose
to $1,000 par month. Last year local
banks held deposits relatively as fol-
lows: Capital National, $300,000;
Gut brio National, $200,000; I .nk ol
Logan County, $50,000. Much pressure
has been used to cause Treasurer Ram-
bo to change the apportionment when
new contracts are made. In addition
to the four banks named, there are two
new bidders, the Bank of Commerce, lb
which Delegate B. S. McGuire aud C.
H. Thompson are stockholders, and
the Guthrie Savings bank. Au appor-
tionment of $100,000 is alleged to have
been fixed for tho Bank of Logan Coun-
ty, although the amount has not been
finally approved. C. M.Barnes, ex-gover-
nor, and F. M. Thompson, ex-territorial
treasurer are respectively president and
and vice president of this institution.
Interests on daily balances of terri-
torial deposits was not paid into the
territorial treasury until about three
years ago, with tho single exception oj
$1,500 paid by Treasurer M. L. Turnej
in 1897. The retention of interest
money was tested in court and officials
at fault compelled to make au account-
SET FIRE TO BUILDING
LAWTON STRUCK OIL
Memphis capitalists have decided to
|rect a large cotton mill nnd compress
In boldenville. The plant will be built
•his season. It will be one of the largest
is the Indian Territory.
The commencement exercises of the
A. and M. college at Stillwater will bo
held May 81 to .Tone 3. The graduat-
ing class, the largest in the histcry of
the school, numbering twenty-three.
While Going; Down for Water a Fine
Flow of Oil Was Struck
Lawton : Au oil well has been struck
on the Lawton townsite at a depth of
102 feet. While the drillers were at
work they suddenly struck a supply of
very fine petroleum. The well was com-
pleted with a splendid flow of water at
100 feet and when the men returned to
work there was twenty-one feet of good
water iu the well but it was decided to
go n few feet deeper aud make a basin
for the water. At a depth of 102 feet
they came upon the oil and it flowed so
fast that the buckets nnd ropes were soon
black with oil. They drew out a few
buckets full and the ground all around
looks like it had been smeared with tar.
Tha well is the property of C. L. Darfer
at southwest corner of the Beal addition.
Sensational .Suit Commenced In Oklahoma
City Growing Out of Recent Fire
Oklahoma City: Sam White through
liis attorneys, McGinnis and Webb, filed
a suit iu the district court against John
W. Brown for $8,750 which he claims
♦lie value of his stock of merchandise
burned on Broadway at the same time
of the Lion Store fire. The plaintiff
states in his petition that the defendant
did wrongfully and willfully set fire to
aud burn the building in which the
plaintiff’s goods were located and did
burn and destroy all of them with the
exception of about $300 worth which
were 6aved after the fire started. The
setting afire and burning of the building
damaged the plaintiff $3,750.
It will be remembered that during the
big Lion Store fire the row of buildings
just south of the Bank of Oommeroe
were burned down. Mr. White claims
to have plenty of evidence to get jndg*
ment for the amount sued for. The case
caused quite a sensation and if Mr.
White can make his suit good others
Oklahoma City’s Federal Building
Hon. Bird S. McGuire has just re-
ceived from the supervising architect
at Washington the information that th
office is in receipt of the request of
the chamber of commerce of Oklahoma
Oity that no site for a federal building
be purchased here until a sufficient
amount of money is appropriated by
congress to pay for the erection of a
building suitable for the needs of the
city. H. S. Taylor, the supervising
architect, advises Mr. McGuire that he
will be consulted before any action is
taken. Au agent of the office will be
in Oklahoma City soon to look over the
ground, aud to report to Washington
what in his opinion is best to be done.
Up to the present time Mr. Tayloi
writes that no tenders of ground have
Committee of The Single Statehood
Called to Meet May 25th
TALK OF CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
Whisky Distilleries of Scotland.
Scotland has 156 whisky distilleries.
All the rest of the kingdom has only
AN OLD INDIAN CLAIM
Secretary Hitchcock has informed the
Indian inspector at Muskogee, I. T.,
that his visit to the Indian Territory is
not one for the purpose of publicity and
that he desired it understood that no
arrangements for his entertainment be
made. It is a business trip for informa-
tion aud net a handshaking bee that he
Sprrlal Kli-ctioii In Tai-irinseh
Guthrie: William Grimes, acting
governor, issued a proclamation calling
a special election to be held in Tecum-
•eh June 2 for the election of officers of
a city of the first class. A recent census
■hows that the town has a population
of 2.586 persons, eighty-six moro than
| required by law.
W. S. Glenn Seek to Rocover for Buffalo
Holes Destroyed by Indians
Lawton : W. S. Gienn of Palestine,
Texas, is iu the city for the purpose of
securing testimony in an Indian depre-
dation claim to be submitted to the
federal court of claims. The ground of
his claim is the destruction of 7,000
buffalo hides by Quanah Parker’s band
of Comancbes in Southwest Texas in
May 1871. Mr. Glenn comes here for
his evidence because of the location be-
ing nearly central for his witnesses the
most of whom are in Oklahoma.
Mr. Glenn tells of the battle between
his men and the Indians. It was in the
Yellow House canyon, 276 miles from
Fort Griffin. There wore 180 Indiana
in the baud. They burned the 7,000
buffalo hides and took teu horses. Buff-
alo hides were worth from seventy-five
cents to three dollars apiece. Mr. Glenn
values his at $20,000 which he seeks to
Chairman Castle Immea Call for TI10 Ex-
ecutive Committee to meet in Oklaho-
ma City, Slay 85, 1U03, at 10 O’clock
O. B. Castle, of Wagoner, I. T., as
chairman of the single statehood exe-
cutive committee has issued the follow-
“The Oklahoma-Indian Territory
■Ingle statehood executive committee is
hereby called to meet iu chamber of
commerce room in Oklahoma City, at
10 o’clock a. m., on the 25th day of May
A. D. 1908, for the purpose of determm
ing whether an inter territorial con-
vention be called to meet at an early
day looking toward the holding of 'a
constitutional convention by the people
of said territories, and farther taking
snob aotion in the premises as may b.-
"Bach commercial club or like busi-
ness organization of whatever name, in
either territory, is hereby invited to
send it* president or some other official
or member of the organization as a
special delegate to this meeting to
confer and advise with the executive
oommittee as to what action, if any,
then and there, shall be taken by this
committee on the question of calling an
inter-territorial delegate convention,
wherein the people of the twin terri-
tories, by their duly elected represent-
atives may formally and authoritatively
deoido in the affirmative or in the neg-
ative the question of holding a consti-
tutional convention, a question already
under discussion in both territories and
being very generally considered by the
C. E. Castle, Chairman.
W. L. Eagleton, Secretary.
Voted Comedian Dead ,
Stuart Robson, who is recognized
as one of the leading comedieus of
America, died of heart disease at his
home in New York at the age of 67
years. His great 6ucces was won iu the
“Comedy of Errors."
Set Fire to Jail and Burned In It
Lawton: Will Westbrook, a pris-
oner in the Temple jail set fire to the
jail twice. The first time it was pul
out by citizens. The second time it
was soon in flames and the jail con-
sumed. Westbrook’s body was burned
to a crisp.
Daering Harvester Works Closed on Ao
count of Strike -
Chicago: After 4,000 employes of
the Deering branch of the International
Harvester company had yielded to the
spirit of the revolt and joined the strike
whiih began with a walk-out of metal
workers, the company unable to con-
tinue the process of manufacture, shut
down the works and there are now 6,500
men and women in idleness. With the
prospect of a bitter siege, a serious re-
sult of tha strike threatens the country
in a binding twine shortage. The or-
ganization of the Deering twine girls
into a union, pledged to stand by the
other trades in the t’ o ible, and the
strenuous effort to do; lio te the Deer-
ing situation at the McCormick brauch,
will completely 6hut of the manufac-
ture of more than half tho binding
twine annually used iu the harvest of
the United States
PRIEST HELD FOR MURDER
Father Weiner Held Awaiting Report V
Elyria, O.,—Rev.Ferdinand Wai sea
assistant pastor of the Church of th
Sacred Heart, Toledo, lies in the count?
jail charged with the murder of Misi
Agutha Richliu, sister of Rev. Charlei
Richliu, pastor of St. Joseph’s Catholii
church at Lorain, Ohio.
It is charged by the authorities that
Rev. Walser, who was a guest at ths
home of the latter, entered the younj
woman’s room at the parsonage during
the absence of Rev. Chas. Richliu
and crushed her head with a big pav-
Blood hounds were taken to the scans
of the crime early and given the scent
of the murderer and they led to ths
room occupied by Rev. Walser in the
the -Richlin home on the night of ths
murder. Later the dogs struck anothei
-cent and went directly to St. Joseph
hospital, where Rev. Walser spent ths
night. The priest was taken into cus-
tody at the hospital and brought to ths
county jail in this city. The officers
admit that the evidence against ths
priest is purely circumstantial, but sayi
the chain is very strong. .While ths
feeling was very strong against ths
priest at Lorain, and a big crowd
gathered when the officers boardef
an electric oar with their prisoner ea
route to the county jail, there was E<
demonstration against the prisoner.
Father Walser, when seen by a reportei
iu liis cell and asked for a statement
said: “All I have to say is that I arc
not guilty of any crime. I am innocent
aud say that with a clear conscience."
“If Father Walser was to have hii
preliminary hearing right here aud 1
had to use all • the evidence in mj
possession against the man in my judg
ment I think I should let him go,” wai
the remark of Mayor King when k#
was asked what he thought of thi
charge of murder against Father Walsei
growing out of the slaying of Mist
Richlin. Coroner French, Chief of Po
lice Braman and Prosecntor Strouj
held a like view.
Bo far as that goes, there are few
people who are what they think they
are. and many of us do not scale up to
what other people think we are. which
generally is about 50 per cent below
our own estimate.
Record Span of Cantilever Bridge
The strait of Causo, between Cap<
Breton and the mainland of Novi
Scotia, is about to be bridged with i
cantilever having the record span o)
If the devil had been operating a get-
rich quick scheme he would not hav«
had to waste much time in gee ting Ev«
to help catch Adam.
LOVERS KISSED IN PUBLIC
The Male Portion of the Combine Got •
Fine and Jail Sentence
Huntington, W. Ya. : William Till-
inghast drove down a leading street ol
this city while his sweetheart sat bj
his side. They embraced each othei
and Tillinghast showered kisses npoi
the fair girl, heedless of the crowd that
looked on in amazement. The arrest
of both followed, and a fine of $20 wai
imposed ou each, Tillinghast paying
them. Tillinghast, as he walked from
the court room expressed his opinion ol
a judge who would be so harsh ou a
man for Hobsonizing a girl in public,
whereupon the judge sent him to jail
for thirty days.
Made Them Superintendents
Washington; The secretary of th<
interior has appointed Mr. Gaffin super-
intendent of the training school on ths
Sac and Fox reservation and Major G.
W. Stouch superintendent of the train-
ing school on the Cheyenne and Arapa-
hoe reservation, Oklahoma. They an
now Indian agents. Appropriations foi
their salaries as agents was not 'author-
ized by the last ludiau bill, and in ord< i
to continue them at their posts the new
appointments were made.
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