Geary Bulletin. (Geary, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 31, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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We have finished invoicing and will
offer all of the following goods at
Lawns, Batiste, Dimities,
Organdies, and Silk Tissues
Ladies* Slippers and
$2.50 Oxfords, got at $1.75
2.00 Oxfords, got at 1.50
1.50 Oxfords, got at 1.15
All Straw Hats Go at Cost
YARDS of “Hope” Bleached Muslin—the Best
Muslin made, lust received, and we can sell it
to pay you for coming to us.
2 DON’T FORGET give tickets with all purchases for
beautiful and useful Chinaware.
Goods Cheaper than any one.
Call on us.
C. E. Blackert, the Model Store
GEARY, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 3*. '903.
We Must Sell Goods!
We have already out
grown our enlarged
quarters and we must
have more room.
nil Ipno All standard prints, regular price 6ic.
UALIuUu every piece in the house for 15 days at
otherwise, the guardians are persuaded
to make sale, the money thus obtained
may be easily squandered—as has been
common among Indians—and these
| Indian minors left penniless.
Again, there are other safeguards
I wanting. If the land be appraised too
low it opens an opportunity for unjust
speculation. Two million dollars in
the hands of our Cheyenne and Arapa-
hoe Indians will open many an oppor-
tunity for corruption, for bribery and
] unrightous dealing.
It is to be hoped that greater safe
I guards may yet be provided. Sale by
public auction or by means of sealed
bids might be preferable. A greater
use of the probate court seems also de-
PERCALES 10 an<i 12ic 4-4 3?ercales’ *00li ass°rtment ^ 1 -
CUIDT U/AICTC AND SKIRTS in White and
Onifll VVHIOIp colors, all sizes and styles........
| fmf Put Chngo for Ladies and Gents, a good se- ^F _
Lull UUl dllueo lection, new stock, cut from 75c..
Summer Dress Goods ^a„CLrrs..20
Reduction on all Summer Goods.
Remember all our goods are marked in plain figures and our
object in this sale is to reduce stock aud we do just as we advertise.
Come and try us.
Geary Cash Store
RINGELMAN CEL RUTH, Props.
GEARY, - OKLAHOnA.
SALE OF INDIAN LANDS.
LBY REV. D. A. SANFORD.]
By a recent act of congress it is pro-
vided that the land allotted to In-
dians, who are now deceased, may un-
der certain provisions, be sold. This
will now open to cultivation and set-
tlement a large quantity of land which
has been comparatively idle. In many
cases it has been of little use to the
relatives of deceased Indians, while at
the same time it has been a barrier to
the development of the country in
which it is situated.
Among the Cheyennes and Arapa-
hoes the number of allotments belong-
ing to deceased Indians is probably
over 1,100. Major Woodson, the former
Indian agent, reported 3,284 allot-
ments for which patents were issued.
According the last published report
the total number of these Indians on
June 30,1901, was 2,858. That would
Indicate a decrease in population of
426. The number of children Still
alive, who have been born since the
allotments were made, may be esti-
mated at about 650. These figures
would indicate a total of 1.076 allot-
ments of deceased Indians on June 30,
1901. At the same rate of decrease
there should be added from 75 to 100
others who have died since that date
up to the present time. There are
evidently fully 1,150 and probably
1,200 allotments of deceased Indians
among the Cheyennes and Arapahoes.
In many cases the children to whom
land was allotted have died. The pa-
rents and other relatives have inher-
ited the land. There are many old and
infirm, half blind and decrepit Indians
unable to support themselves. In such
cases it seems right that the laud,
which they have inherited, should be
sold and used for their maintenance
j and support. If all this be wisely done,
it will be a blessing, both to the In-
dians and to the white population.
On the other hand, in some cases,
the parents have died and the children
have inherited the land. As the chil-
dren born since the allotments were
made have no land of their own, ex-
cept by inheritance, it would seem im-
proper that the lands of minor heirs
in such cases should be sold. When it
is remembered that there are about
700 children, born since the allotments
were made, and who naturally w^ll re-
ceive no other land except as they in-
herit it from their parents or others,
it may be seen bow great a wrong may
he perpetrated by the sale of lands be
longing to the minor heirs of deceased
Indians. Yet it is one of the pro-
visions t>f the bill that a guardian niay
be appointed and the land sold. The
very purpose of the “Land in Severalty
Act” may this be defeated and the
rising generation of Indians be de-
prived of lands, which have thus far
been carefully guarded and preserved
THE WATER WORKS.
Last week a prominent Rock Island
official, who did not want his name in
print just at this time, was here, and
in reply to a question as to what his
company proposed to do for Geary in
the way of a depot and other improve-
ments, told Mayor Kruse that they
were waiting to 6ee what Geary would
do Id the matter of water supply.
That the water question was an im-
portant factor in their business as
well as the futur^growth and welfare
of Geary. V
Now this is a yiry large straw show-
ing the direction in which the wind
lies, and all our people should thor-
oughly digest its full Import before
the waterworks bond election" comes
ofT. The railroads must have water
as well as our other business enter-
prises and individual families, not
alone for fire protection, but for daily
consumption, and that required for
railroad use will amply pay the cobI of
running the plant when completed.
A great deal more depends upon the
voting of the bonds asked for than
the mere bagatelle of tax added to
your property thereby. The future
success of Geary depends very largely
upon the construction of a waterworks
plant,a supply of good water adequate
to the wants already waiting to be
filled, and this cannot be done without
the issuance of the bonds.
Vote the bonds, build and equip
the waterworks system, and the day
the water first pulses through its iron
arteries in cooling ramification, that
day doubles the value of every piece of
property in Geary. All who have the
real welfare of Geary at heart, and
that means the prosperity of every
property owner within its limits, will
go to the polls on August 20th and
cast a ballot for the issuance of the
The whole matter sums up in this
wise: Geary must have waterworks to
make her a Rock Island division; to
keep up the present growth and pros
perity, and to protect that which we
already have. The only way this can
be done is to vote for the bonds. A
dog in the manger policy never built
even a pig sty. Let us stand shoulder
to shoulder for the real good of our city.
This is what has made Geary the en-
terprising and prosperous four-year-old
city she is; it is now too late to think
of abandoning such good Work to do
the crawfish act. Tax-payee.
VALUE OF LANDS.
These Indians had the first choice of
lauds. In some cases these lands are
most valuable, especially some of tbe
lands situated near the large towns.
In other cases the rough land having
wood aud water has been chosen. Some
land will scarcely bring S10 an acre,
while other allotments would sell
quickly at $50 an acre. Possibly these
allotments would average in value $2,-
000 for each allotment of 160 acres.
Over $2,000,000 worth of land will in
all probability be thrown on the mar-
ket in the near future.
This opens possibilities of great
First—The possible wrong to minor
heirs. If by any means, by bribery or
Every merchant in Geary should
remember that autumn will soon be
here and with it will come the annual
moving of cotton, and that cotton
should move this way. Now is the
time to begin planning a campaign for
the cotton that should come to this
town. Devise means to bring it here,
and see that the farmers are paid the
top price for all they have to sell.
Make Geary the best market in Okla-
homa for everything that is produced
in the country, and you will add very
materially to Geary’s trade. The
merchants may stand back and say
that Geary has a good substantial
trade all tbe year ’round, that this
trade is better the year through than
the trade of any town in the county,
and they are satisfied with it. They
should add to it. They should inter-
est themselves to get every dollar’s
worth of business that is done in this
section, and by an ornanized effort and
hard work they can do it.
Dear Sir: Please allow me Bpace
in your valuable paper in which to say
a few words in behalf of the democratic
After reading P. F. Tyler’s letter in
Bulletin of last week, will say that
the sentiment expressed by the editor
of the'Geary Gazette is not the senti-
ment *of the democratic party of
Blaine county, but on the contrary,
that the democratic party endorses
the principles taught by Thomas Jef-
ferson, the father of democracy, who
proclaimed in the declaration of Inde-
pendence, that the principles with
which there is and without there can-
not be a “government of the people
and for the people,” when he declared
that all men are created equal; that
they are endowed by their creator
with certain inalienable rights; that
among these are life, liberty and tbe
pursuit of happiness,
That we also honor Andrew Jackson,
the leader of democracy, who, being
met on the street one day by a negro
who took off his hat to him and Jack-
son immediately did the same. A by-
stander said: “What, you the president
of the United States and a democrat,
take off your hat to a negro.” “Yes,’
replied Jackson, “I will allow no man
to be more polite than I am.” This
is true democracy.
We will further say to the colored
people, that when you come to Geary
the business men and all will treat
you cuorteously andpolitely, and should
a person show up who refuses to treat
you with politeness you may know
that he is crazy or very ignorant and
not the representative of any political
party or organization and does not ex-
press the sentiment of anything or of
anybody and should not be recognized.
Geary, July 30,1902.
This week has been a banner one
for the marketing of wheat. All the
buyers claim they have had all they
could handle conveniently.
A special car conveying the chief
moguls of the Rock Island railroad
were here Monday and made a trip
I over the Choctaw Northern.
We like to repair particular things. We like to take your
watch or your clock and clean It if necessary to repair it as it
should be repaired.
Our Perfect WorK Commands
You’ll not be disappointed in the way we do what is Jo be
done. Let us clean your rings, test the settings and make them
E. E. BRANN. Jeweler.
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