Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 7, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma State Register.
FOURTEENTH YEAR NO. 3(>.
GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER, 7, 1905.
*1.00 1 ER YEAR
Peace Treaty Articles Signed by
Russia and Japan
What the Quarantine
The treaty of Portsmouth was signed shortly before 4 o'clock Tuesday
afternoon in the conference room of the navy general store at the navy yard
Portsmouth, N. H. The firing of a national salute of nineteen guns was the
signal which told the people of Portsmouth, Kittery and New Castle that the
peace of Portsmouth was an accomplished fact, and the church belis in the
three towns were soon pealing forth a joyful refrain.
For forty-seven minutes those outside the confereuce room anxiously
awaited the signal. Suddenly an orderly dashed to the entrance of the peace
building and waved his hand to the gunner, a few feet away, and the opening
shot of the salute rang out on the clear air of the soft September afternoon,
proclaiming peace between Russia and Japan.
The peace treaty opens with a preamble reciting that his majesty the em-
peror, and autocrat of all Russians and his majesty the emperor of Japanese
desiring to close the war now existing between them and having appointed
their respective plenipotentiaries, and furnished them with full powers which
were found to be in form, have come to an agreement on a treaty of peace
and arranged as follows:
Article one stipulates for the re-establishment of peace and friendship be-
tween the sovereigns of the two empires and between the subjects of Russia
and Japan respectively.
Article 2. His majesty, the emperor of Russia, recognizes the preponder-
ant interest from political, military and economical points of view of J apan in
the empire of Korea and stipulates that Russia will not oppose any measures
for its government, protection or control that Japan will deem necessary to
take in Korea in conjunction with the Korean government, but Russian sub-
jects and Russian enterprises are to enjoy the same status as the subjects and
enterprises of other countries.
Article 3. It is mutually agreed that the territory of Manchuria be sim-
ultaneously evacuated by both Russian and Japanese troops. Both countries
being concerned in this evacuation, their situations be absolutely identical
All rights acquired by private persons and companies shall remain intact.
Article 4. The rights possessed by Russia in conformity with the lease by
Russia of Port Arthur and Dalny together with the lands and waters adjacent
shall pass over on their entirety to Japan but the properties and rights of
Russian subjects are to be safeguarded and respected.
Article 5. The governments of Russia and Japan regard themselves re-
ciprocally not to put any obstacles to the general measurers (which shall be
alike for all nations) that China may take for the development of the com-
merce and industry of Manchuria.
Article 6. The Manchurian railway shall be operated jointly between
Russia and Japan at Kouank-Tscheng-Tse. The two brai.ch lines shall be em-
ployed only for commercial and industrial purposes. In view of Russia keep-
ing her branch line with all rights acquired by her convention with China for
the construction of that railway, Japan acquires tbe mines in connection with
such branch lines which falls to her.
However, the rights of private parties or private enterprises are to be re-
spected. Both parties to this treaty remain absolutely free to undertake what
they deem fit on ex-propriated grounds.
Article 7. Russia and Japan engage themselves to make o conjunction of
the two branch lines which they own at Kouan-Kouaig-Tscheng-Tse.
Article 8. It is agreed that the branch lines of the Manchurian railway
shall be worked with a view to assure commercial traffic between them with-
Article 9. Russia cedes to Japan the southern part of Sakhalin Island as
far north as the fiftieth degree of north latitude together with the islands de-
pending thereon. The right of free navigation is assured in the bays La Per-
ouse and Tartare.
Article 10. This article recites the situation of Russian subjects on the
southern part of Sakhalin Island and stipulates that Russian colonists there
shall be free and shall have the right to remain without change of national-
ity. Per contra, the Japanese government shall have the right to force Rus-
sian convicts to leave the country which is ceded to her.
Article 11. Russia engages herself to make an agreement with Japan
giving to Japanese subjects the right to fish in Russian territorial waters of
the sea of Japan, the sea of Okhotsk and Behring Sea.
Article 12. The two high contracting parties engage themselves to renew
the commercial treaty existing between the two governments prior to the
war iri all its vigor with slight modifications in details and with a most fav-
ored nation clause.
Article 13. Russia and Japan reciprocally engage to restitute their pris-
oners of war on paying the real cost of keeping the same, such claim for cost
to be supported by documents.
Article 14. This peace treaty shall be drawn up in two languages, French
and English, the French text being evidence for the Russian and the English
text for the Japanese. In case difficulty of interpretation the French docu-
ment to be final evidence.
Article 15. The ratification of this treaty shall be countersigned by the
sovereigns of the two states within fifty days after its signature. The French
and American embassies shall be intermediaries between the Japanese and
Russian governments to announce by telegraph the ratification of the treatyj
Two additional articles are agreed to as follows:
Article 1. The evacuation of Manchuria by both armies shall be complete
within eighteen months from the signing of the treaty beginnirg with the re-
tirement of troops of the first line. At the expiration of eighteenth month
the two parties will only be able to leave as guards for the railway fifteen
soldiers per kilometre.
Article 2. The boundary which limits the parts owned respectively by
Russia and Japan in the Sakhalin Island and shall be definitely marked off
on the spot by a special limitographic commission.
The Territorial Board of Health,
composed of Dr. J. W. Baker of Enid,
Dr. B. F. Hamilton of Shawnee, and
Dr. E. G. Sharp of this city, met in
the office of Dr. Sharp and extended
the quarantine proclamation issued a
few days ago against the include
the states of Arkansas and Indian Ter-
ritory, and also to correct the impas-
sion that persons leaving Oklahoma
for the southern states are required to
secure health certificates. This they
do not require as it is a matter left
wholly with the individual persons, the
railroads and the states to which the
The board yesterday issued the fol-
'To the Public: —It is necessary that
the Board of Health be understood in
the matter of quarantine. They do not
require any one going out of the ter-
ritory to have a certificate. That is
matter between passengers, railroad
companies and the state to which they
are going. We require certificates
from the following states, Texas,
Louisiana, Arkansas, and Indian Ter-
ritory. Those that Cjme from these
states must present to the proper of
ficers certificates signed by county
superintendents of health, or local
health officers and certificates signed
by any one else will be refused. The
only authorized officials here are the
county superintendents of health. All
without certificates go at their own
School Lessee's Improve-
ments Not Paid.
The Oklahoma supreme court in an
opinion was handed down in the Still-
water school case, holding that if a
school building is erected on a piece of
land to which the school board has no
legal title, by reason of irregular con-
demnation proceedings, in a subsequent
condemnation the owner of the land
should receive pay for the land only and
not for improvements made by the
school board. Opinion written by
Believes McGuire Will
A dispatbh from El Reno says:
Hon. John Trotter, receiver of
the Mangum land office, is trans-
acting business in the city today
In an interview he said:
"Let me tell you something: I
honestly believe we will get state-
hood next winter. The people
down my way know that Mr. Mc
Gtiire is a hustlerand that he will
d > all he possibly can to bring
aHnut the main thing the people
of Oklahoma aie praying for.
"Our country, sometimes called
the kingdom of Greer, is booming
away up yonder. Wealthy men
from the good old Republican
states of Kansas, Iowa and Illinois
are coming in by the trainload.
1 he corn and cotton crop is be-
The group of splendid buffalo
to be seen in conjunction with
Pawnee Bill's Wild West are but
a portion of the splendid herd
owned by Major Lillie. In point
of fact, the largest herd in ex-
istance are owned by the U. S.
Government and kept at Yellow-
stone National Park, while to
"Pawnee Bill" falls the distinct-
ion of being the largest individual
owner of the once lordly mon-
arch of the plains. The remainder
of the herd are upon his exten-
sive ranches in Oklahoma, where
earnest apd intelligent efforts are
being made to propagate the
Mrs. R. T. Calkins of Enid has been
spending a week with relatives and
friends in this city.
Osages on the Increase.
Either a business sense of
wanting more land on an improv
ed condition has changed th
Osage Indians from a threatened
extinction to increase of birth
rate. Capt. Frank Frantz, agent
at Pawhuska, states that the half
breeds have for the first time
made the birth rate exceed the
death rate. But the full blood
not possessing the instinct of own
ing property to the same degree
are not stimulated by the know
ledge that when the land is divid
ed each child will get its propor
tion and the family with the
greatest number of children will
get the greatest number of acres
Capt. Frantz is making an effi
cient Indian Agent. The history
of the Osage Nation has been the
history of grafts by Indian agents
It was to straighten all this out
that President Roosevelt asked
Capt. Frantz to take the position
He did not want the job, as it
pays but 81,8000 a year and from
a financial standpoint does not
pay, but when Secretary Hitch
cock made known the president
desire he told him be would take
it if it hadn't a cent of salary.
Capt. Frantz says the lot sale
of the Pawhuska townsite will b
gin within sixty days but th
deeds will probably not be issued
for six months by which time it
is hoped Pawhuska will be made
a recording distri
Oklahoma Apples Aston-
Uncle Johnny Rhodes has one
of the finest orchards in Okla-
homajust joining Crescent City
in the north. Sometime ago he
sent a box full to Milton Fulton,
of Cairo Illinois, an old friend of
his who runs the best drugstore,
on the principle corner of the city.
Fulton did not know what was in
the box until he opened it and
then he almost fell back in a faint
from astonishment, He writes all
this to Uncle Johnny. Then he
emptied a big glass show case of
its goods and put the apples in it
and placed it on exhibition in
front of the store. Ever since
there has been a procession, not
of hundreds but of thousands of
people to [look at those apples.
They cant believe their eyes that
Oklahoma can raise such fin
apples, he writes.
Mr. Rhoads is a very generous
and patriotic man, and ' at the
Crescent fair he gave ^much fruit
away to men from Iowa, Michi-
gan, Indiana and other states who
came purposely to see what this
country had to offer,
Secretary Taft's party is at Hong
Kong, being royally entertained.
Cholera is widespread in Germany
and hundreds are dying from it.
Terrific storms have swept the Great
Lakes and damaged shipping; many
lives being lost.
Marshall Field the dry goods king of
Chicago and Mrs. Arthur Catoii of the
same city were mrrried in London.
President Roosevelt has announced
officially the appointment of Robert
Bacon of New York, to be first assist
and secretary of state to succeed Frank
President Roosevelt removed Public
winter F. W. Palmer, chiefly because
he tried to force Oscar J. Ricketts and
L. C. Hay, foremen of departments
resignation, but also because of some
contracts for typesetting machines.
More th in a score of persons were
injured in a wreck on the Burlington
railroad at Brush, Colo., 88 miles east
of Denver and were brought to Denver
and placed in the St. Luke's hospital.
Four persons were killed in the acci-
dent and several of those injured may
Some Important News ol the lwo
District Judge Phillips, of the United States court of Appeals, at St.
cuis in a recent opinion makes it impossible for any grand juries, either fed-
ral or territorial, to be empaneled in Oklanoma until either a new election
is held, in order to straighten out the poll books throughout the territory, or
a special session of the legislature is called to untangle the bad state of af-
fairs. The opinion by Judge Phillips was rendered in the case of Asa Sharpe
vs. the United States, an appeal from the supreme court of Oklahoma.
Sharpe was convicted on charges of soliciting and accepting bribes in leasing
Indian lands while he was agent for the Ponca and Otoe Indians in Northern
Oklahoma. He was sentenced to serve four years at hard labor and pay ad-
ditional heavy fin is. His attorney appealed to the Oklahoma supreme court,
which affirmed the lower federal court, and afterwards appealed to the circuit
ourt of appeals at St. Louis. This court ordered the indictment dis-
missed against Sharpe for the reason that the grand jury, which indicted
him, was illegally drawn under the statutes of Oklahoma. In the opinion of
lawyers the Oklahoma supreme court decision would allow the territorial
criminal business to go on as there is no appeal in such, but would not help
federal criminal business for the reason that appeal can be taken to the fed-
eral circuit courts. The defect claimed is that the poll of the voters from
which grand juries are drawn is imperfect in that the poll books are not prop-
erly attested by the judges.
One of the largest crowds of homeseekers in the history of the old depot
passed through the Kansas City gateway Wednesday. The greater part of
this army of homeseekers is going to Oklahoma and other parts of the great
southwest territory. The movement is one of the largest in the campaign of
railroads to colonize the southwest.
Sec. NlcNabb Asks Crop
Sec. McNabb of the Oklahoma
Board of Agriculture, has sent out
requests for the first crop report t«
a specially chosen farmer of each
township, and this report must be
mailed to him not later than the
oth of September. The quest-
ions to be answersd are sent in
detail so there can be no mistake.
Kansas City Live Stock
What threatened for a time to break up the so-called constitutional con-
vention at Muskogee, I. T., in a row Wednesday was averted only by the
presence of mind of two or three persons who feared a sanguinary ending to
a disturbance over a county seat wrangle. An effort was made by opponents
of the proposed scheme to get away from the clutch of the machine which held
the convention in the hollow of its hand, but the attempt, fraught with stirr-
ing incidents <jnd threatening actions, was squelched by the iron grip of a co-
terie of anti-statehood leaders who were manipulating the convention and who
had fathered it from the first. Some of the more earnest ones, who began to
think the convention was a reality and honest in purpose, objected to the
manner in which the machine committee fixed the counties and made the
charge of corruption and jobbery; but the plot had been too well laid.
After all but breaking up in a riot the convention managed to settle back in-
to its chairs again, though not without many eyes being opened to the
motives of the clique that controls the affair and the lengths it will go toward
achieving its own ends.
All the banks organized under the territorial laws whose affairs are now
being wound up by receivers, as the result of failures in the last two or three
years, will pay very good dividends to their depositors, according to Paul F.
Cooper, territorial bank commissioner, who has the supervision of their affairs.
The Lawton bank has now paid a dividend of 30 per cent, and will probably
pay 75 per cent, in the end. The Citizens' bank at Enid has paid 20 per cent,
and will eventually pay at least 50 per cent., possibly more. The Bank of
Ponca City has paid 55 per cent, and the bank at Covington 45 per cent. All
of these will be able to declare additional dividends before the their affairs are
As furnished by Stroller Live
Stock Commission Company.
Cattle receipts in the southern
division 1383 and 353 calves. The
quality of the offerings was gen-
erally common. Trade was slow
and prices for cows and steers
ruled barely steady and in ex-
treme cases a shade lower. One
string of steers 982 lbs. sold at
S3.35; another 200 head 943 lbs.
at 83.20. Cows sold mostly from
$200 to S2.40. Choice grades
were scarce. Calves were com-
mon with the exception of one
oad which sold at 86.25, an ad-
vance of 25c and the top price of
the season. The close on steers
ind cows was dull and weak. Of-
ferings got a poor fill on account
of cold, damp weather. Cattle
receipts in the native division
16,200, calves 1,500. Market op-
ened slow and about steady with
yesteaday's close or 10 to 15c
lower than Monday for top grade.
Three cars sold at 8605 against
86.00 bid late yesterday. Medium
to fair kinds sold slow and barely
steady, Western grass steers op-
ened weak and some bids were 5
to ioc lower. Cows ruled gener-
ally steady with the close yester-
day or 10 to 20c under the close
last week, with the bulk of the
sales from 82,30 to 82.65. Veal
calves are big 25c higher, the top
selling at 86.50, averaging 172 lbs.
The trade in good heavy feeders
is fairly active and steady 700 to
900 lb. stockers are slow and weak
at 20 to 30c lower than at 'the
close last week. Stock cows and
heifers are weak and stock calves
Hog receipts 9,000. Market 10
to 20c lower. Top S5.65, bulk of
sales 85:42^ to 85.55- against
86.15 for top and 85-9° to 86.00
for bulk of sales last Wednesday.
Sheep receipts 9,000. Market
slow, weak and une\e ily lower.
The mystery attached to the murder of Mrs. Kate James at Weatherford,
whose body was found, and the suicide of Mrs. Fannie Norton, alias Ham,
who the coroner's jury says did it, is cleared by the statement that it was
done for robbery. Governor Ferguson says the reward offered will not be
paid, as it cannot be proven Mrs. Norton did it, and no one captured her.
The Guthrie Milling Company shipped a special train of thirteen cars of
flour on the Fort Smith and Western, sold to eight different merchants along
the line, mostly beyond Weleetka. The mill is the largest in the territory,
with a capacity of 1,000 barrels per day.
H. A. McCandless, of Perry, president of the Oklahoma-Indian Territory
Bankers association, has called a meeting]at Guthrie, Monday, of the executive
committee of the association, for the purpose of discussing present difference
between the bankers of Kansas City, Mo., and those of the two territories.
Over fifty per cent, of the local bankers are up in arms against the Kansas
City banks, because the latter are charged with using the express companies
to r. ake collections on territorial banks, and many of these are demanding the
withdrawal of their business from Kansas City and a transfer to St. Louis.
Important action to be taken by the National Live Stick Sanitary associ-
ation. which meets in Guthrie on September 12-14, will be an appeal to the
Inter-State Commerce commission to prohibit the use of cattle cars for the
transportation of other classes of freight. The matter will be presented by
the Oklahoma board and Secretary Tom Morris of the board, feels confident
that Oklahoma will receive a hearty response from the other delegates. As
it is now, a car from which southern cattle have just been unloaded, may
without proper disinfection be loaded with water melons, or some such prod-
uct, and shipped to northern markets. Then the car which may still contain
some of of the infectioc, may be switched in and used again for shipping cat
tie. The difficulty in securing proper disinfection prompts the request for the
Revs.^S. T. Lyons and T. Nightingale, two of the negro Baptist preach-
ers arrested last Friday for fighting during the meeting of the territorial con-
ference, were fined $10 and costs each by Police Judge Oldsmith this week
Wednesday. The charges against Rev. A. C. Buchanan, arrested on a simi-
lar case, were dismissed, the evidence not being sufficient to convict him. G.
N. Perkins, the "Old African Lion," appeared as attorney for the preachers
and insisted that the defendants be treated as "Christ would treat them."
At the residence of Capt. Geo.
J. Martain, 1321 Lincoln avenue,
southeast Capitol Hill, Guthrie,
Thirty days ago Col. Holliday,
of Crescent, left Guthrie for the
Soldier's Home at Leavenworth,
was married by Rev. J. F. Near, Kansas, and word comes he has
pastor of the Dnnkard church in
Capitol Hill, Mrs. Belle Wells and
Colonel J. S. Tucker of near
Lockridge, Okia. Mrs. Wells is
the daughter of Mrs. J, Robison,
one of the oldest and most re-
spected citizens in Canadian
county. Colonel Tucker cann. to
Oklahoma in i88q and homestead-
ed the land he now lives on.
not arrived there and nothing has
been heard of him since. As he
had but a railroad pass and 50
cents on his person it is not
thought he could have met with
foul play, but he might have
fallen off the train, or it may be
he took a notion to stop off some
where and visit triends and not
write about the fact,
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