The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 71, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 9, 1893 Page: 1 of 4
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PERRY, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, DECEMBER y, 1893.
One of Hoke's Enterprising Men
Caught in a T ra
8Vfl.\EF(lUD'SW(il!I)S HUM KIl
One of IIIk Men Put* Jlkm In si I4c-lle l)I«l
'• it l.lvfly Itiisiuos Selling (>it\4*1*11 ■
infill Sucre!n to Perry Town*
I.nt S|m i nlalorn—He
1ui i.IsIi.m1 Hoot It
The Wichita Ka^lc of yesterday put
a most effective lie to Special Agent
Swineford's report to the interior de-
partment. claiming that there were
no frauds committed by the officials in
opening th«* Cherokee strip. The fol-
lowing is aclincher that will open the
whole matter before it is through:
Hoke Smith's (rang were not in the
Cherokee strip for their health.
Day by day object lesions in the rot-
tenness am' corruption of the demo-
cratic party ar«* coming to light.
Everybody knows thai it exists, but
it is not always that it ean be proven.
If, however, you give a democrat
rope enough and be patient he will
About Sept. 1 Hoke Smith, secretary
of the interior, sent a number of sni-
veyors to the C'herokes strip to plat
government townsites preparatory to
the opening of the country to settle-
ment. Previous to going to the terri-
tory they stooped a few days at the
Carey hotel in this city, which was
subsequently made headquarters for
the surveying corps
Among the number was a gentleman
named William Moreyf.Ir.
In the assignment for the various
surveyors for the townsited to be lo-
cated in the Cherokee strip. William
Morey, -Ir., was placed in charge of
the corps that surveyed Perry. His
instructions were t leave two blocks
unsurveyed for • reserves," and he did
so. Subsequently an order came to
him to leave but one block for a re-
serve and to plat the other one This
order did not become generally known
and the people generally took it for
granted that two blocks were reserved.
Air. Morey platted the block as direct-
ed and while doing so the tempter
came and suggested to him that this
was a mighty rareopportunity toinake
a little money.
A democratic oflice holder is always
ready to turn an "honest penny," as
t' e novelists say, when a good oppor-
tunity turns up. and William Morey,
•Jr., was no exception to the rule, evi-
After the town of I'erry was sur-
veyed Mr Morej bttouffht nil map to
Wichita and immediately proceeded to
.do business. it got noised about
among a select few that Mr. Morey
had about twenty-four select lots in
I'errv for sale at a bargain. He recog-
nized Wichita as a great real estate
town, for he had heard of its l.vely
history back 1h«7-v lie did a thriving
fenainesi and sold Lots to several prom-
inent citizens here* C. M. Joi oion
was advised to patronize him and, ac-
cordingly, wen to the ('are; to meet
him. He told Mr. Johnson the history
of the block and assured him that he
was perfectly -afe in buying as the
public regarded the block in which he
had lots for sale a- "reserved and
would not settle on it He said the
lots would cost Mr. Johnson $10" each
and that he would not have to pay for
them mi!', settlement was made upon
them He also a.-Mired him that he
would be on the ground himself and
This was very fair and Mr Johnson
regarded the proposition with favor,
but he told Mr. More, that heeouldn t
hold a lot without .. booth certlfi ate,
and he did not see how he could get
one. as he had no time to spare to go
in line at the booths.
••Why, my dear sir," said Mr. Morey,
4II can tlx that for you for 910,"and
suiting the action to the words he
pulled oil*, a booth certificate already
stamped by the registration clerks,
wrote Mr. Johnson's name in the blank
space, took the 910 and everything
was O. K.
® This was at the Carey hotel, sixty
miles away from any booth.
On the iiitlr day «>f September, the
dslV of the opening of tie* Cherokee
-jtjip. the mad crowd rushed into
IJn'rv. The soldiers guarded this sup
pot#Mllv reserved block and permitted
no«£fic to go on it exe -pt those who
had purchased lots from Mr. Morey
The after was not present when Mr.
Johnson arrived, from some unfore-
seen cause, and instead of Mr. Johnson
settling « n the lot that he bought
from Mr. Morey he pitched his tent in
tin* alley. He did not ascertain his
mistake for a long time, not at lea^t
until some other fellow was on the
When it dawned upon linn that he
was located in the alley lie became
disgusted and sold his tent and camp-
ing outfit t ) V. I'• Northrup, of this
•citv. who also had secured a lot
through Mr. Morey. Northrup didn't
pay cash down for the tent and outfit,
but Mr Johnson didn't care a straw
for that, as Mr. NortJiiup was perfectly
About a week after the opening Mr.
Morey drew on Mr. Johnson for the
*100. the purchase price of the lot, but
.t'ohnson 'refuted to pay him, for the
reason that he did not get value re-
ceived. Mr. Morey then sued for the
recovery of tlieSloOin Justice Jones'
court, in this city through i\ It. North-
rup as his agent and Adams .V Adams
as his attorneys In his bill of partic-
ulars he alleged that Johnson owed
him the sum <.f $l()() "for services ren-
dered in the month of September'*
The bill of particulars gave no partic-
ulars, for Morey was too sly to say
what the money was actually for and
so were his attorneys. The purchase
price of the tent, etc., which Mr.
I Northrup owed Mr. Johnson was also '
Mr. Johnson employed J. J. Parks.
the well known attorney of this city,
to defend the suit and gave him the
whole history of the transaction.
'1 lie first thing Mr Parks did was to
put Mr. Morey in a hole, so he wrote
to the assist ant United States district
attorney for the District of Columbia,
requesting him to take the deposition
of Mr Morey with reference to giving
Mr. Northrup the right to sue in his
behalf. The deposition was ordered
be fort'Notary Harper, of Washington,
D. (. The day came for the hearing
of Mi Moray's evidence and he denied
ever giving Mr. Northrup the right to
make collections for him. He was
compelled to do this, for if he admit-
ted before the assistant district attor-
nev that he did give Mr Northrapj
the right to collect $100 from Mr. 1
Johnson, he would also be compelled i
to say what the Slim was for. and thus Oklahoma i
incriminate himself and stand in im-
minent danger of being fired from his
position for irregularities in office. |
I Ik- deposition was sent here and
when the trial of the ease was called
Mr. Parks moved to dismiss the case
on the grounds that Mr. Morey did not
authorize Mr. Northrup to bring the
suit. Mr Northrup went on the stand
to prove his authority in the premises
and his testimony, so far as it relates
t« that, is as follow*:
I I! Northrup, being duly sworn,
testified as follows:
Direct examination by Mr. I'arks.
*} — Your name is P. R. Northrup.'
Q—You live in this cityV
A Yes, sir.
0 — You are th
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest I'. S. liov't Keijort.
F. B- LSLLIE & CO ,
Drugs, Boo s, Wall Paper,
j Corner Harrison and
to Be Given Two More
HILL PASSED 15V THE IHH SE.
Semite Will lie i iu« «l to TnI*** S| e« ly Ar.
i Ion (in 11- Mtty 1*mmn Itcforc t lit* IItil.
IdayM—Tlie New .luil^c* I'ro.
thleil for arc Ni eilnl
\ cry ItHilly al
Washington. Dec.h.—(Special.J The
bill introduced some time ago, in-
creasing the number of judges for
gentleman who was Oklahoma by adding three, was called
you know the plaintiff in thi
0 — How long have y<
A Not very long
|A - A month or so.
Who is he?
\ -His name is Morey.
0 —Where does he live1
A —lie lives iu Washington.
A Washington, I>. C.
Q — What is his business.'
A—I don't know what he dot
— Do you know what he il
of the time'.'
Objected to as incompetent
A —lie is employed by the
merit at Washington.
0 — In What capacity.'
A —When I met him he was
for the government.
A—In the territoiy.
•J—When diil you see him last '
A — It must have been two or three
weeks ago, may be thirty days.
i} — Where was it'.'
.1— I he la t time 1 saw him in Wich-
ita was at the Carey.
0—( ive us your best recollection of
how long ago it was.
A -I would say three weeks to my
Y — Do you know what day of the
0—What time of the inon>h?
Do you know what month?
V—It must have been last month.
* Did you ever have any business
relations with him?
A —Yes, sir.
(} What was it?
• Objected to as incompetent, irrele-
vant and immaterial.)
A —Iliad business with him about
Q W hat was it?
A—He instructed me to employ an
attorney to collect hisclaim.
0 —Was that instruction in writing?
A It was just a conversation.
0 — Where was it?
A — At the Carey, at my house and in
At the Carey state what he said
A — He wanted me to assist him to
collect this claim against Mr. Johnson,
and he asked me who would be a good
attorney to do it. I told him Adams A:
Adams were good collection attorneys.
0 What else did Morey say?
lie said that Johnson was a —
— and that he proposed to get his
money; then he asked me where John-
0—What did he say?
A Where does Johnson live?
0 -What did you say iu reply?
A I saiil 1 don't know exactly: he
used to live on Lawrence avenue.
0 What did he say next ?
A—He said he would like to have
me take him up there.
0 — Did you go?
\ Yes. went to the house and the
lady told US that Mr.
moved to Fairmount.
The booth certificate which Morey
made out for Johnson at acostof$in
is still in the possession of the latter
•lit process in up "today and the substitute adopted
l y the committee was presented by
Judge Broderick. The substitute
changed the original bill very mate-
rially, reducing the number of judges
provided for by the bill by one, making
the addition but two.
The bill as passed by the house pro-
vides that hereafter the supreme court
of the territory of Oklahoma shall con-
sist of a chief justice and four associ-
ate justices, any three of whom shall
eon-titute a quorum, but three judges
UU must concur to render an opinion: that
it shall be the duty of the president to
appoint two additional associate jus-
tices of the supreme court, who shall
hold their oHi je for the term of four
\ ears, or until their successors are ap-
pointed and qualified, and who shall
go\ receive the same compensation as now
provided for the justices of the su-
preme court of Oklahoma territory:
that the -aid territory shall be divided
into five judicial districts, and a dis-
trict court shall be held in each
county seat as provided by law. The
supreme court of each territory shall
define said judicial districts and shall
lix the time und places at each county
in each district where the district
coi r. shall be held, and designate the
judge who shall preside therein.
Kach judge, after assignment, shall
reside in the district to which lie is
assigned. The supreme court of said
territory, or the chief justice thereof,
may designate any judge to try a par-
ticular case or eases in any district,
when the judge of said district has
been of counsel or is akin to either
party to the action, or interested, oi-
ls biased or prejudiced in the cause, pr
if f"r any other reason said judge is
unable to hold court.
The district court in each of said
districts shall have the same jurisdic-
tion that district courts of said terri-
tory now possess.
No justice of the supreme court of
said territory shall sit as a member of
said court in the trial of any case de-
cided by him in the district court, or
wherein he has any interest.
As soon as the bill passed the house
it was hurried over to the senate and
placed before the committee on judici-
ary. where it is hoped to secure an
early report. It is desired to have the
bill nut through the senate before the
holiday recess, and the two judges
provided for appointed in time to as-
sume their duties the first of the year.
There has been a strong demand from
the business men of Oklahoma for
some time for extending the court fa-
cilities of Oklahoma, but the house
has been apparently oblivious of the
needs of the people until the point
was reached where some of the mem- 1
bers of the committee on judiciary |
saw a chance to import some of their
political friends into that country,
holding the places provided for by the
ported the following list of provisional
directors for the several states: North
Dakota, L. I). Wallace: South Dakota.
K. C. Herrcid: Nebraska, C. I. Rnndell:
Kansas. I- red J. Close: Oklahoma. Sid-
ney Clarke: Texas, M. II. Miinpton:
Minnesota. Halvor Halvorson: Iowa,
William Darrabee: Missouri, II. M.
Drake; Arkansas, L, p. Featherstone:
director at liyge, B. Stoddard, of
An execntiv committee was chosen,
consisting of Fred J. Close, of Topeka,
chairman; A. Wardell, of Huron: E.
Stoddard, of Omaha: I rand Doster, of
Marion, and H. A. Keifer, of Kansas
DEPOTS FOR STRIP TOWNS.
rile ••ufsllon I* Argiid! Itcfore the Senxte
Committee on Itelialf of the
• Kock Island.
Washington, Dec. [Special.]—
The senate committee on railroads
heard the argument-, today on the
house bill compelling the Kock Island
company to establish and maintain
depots al the govern men t towns on
the Jloi'li Island roads.
The company was represented by
.. 1- EvaD-. of Topeka. and the com-
missioner of the general land office
appeared in favor of the bill. Tile
committee decided to give the matter
another hearing next week.
p. ni dsox,
11. C. St. JOHN,
I.ate I.aw Clerk General I.anil Office.
ANOTHER ROAD FOR OKLAHOMA
JOHNSON WAS ROSS' CHOICE.
The Kxilroad Conn re** >
Topbk.v. Kail Dec. s.—At theses
Johnson had sion of the Interstate and Gulf rail-
road congress today the consideration
of the plan for constructing the pro-
posed North and South line was re-
sumed, and a supplemental resolution
submitted for the appointment of a
committee of three from each state to
recommend names to the convention
for provisional directors as contem-
plated in the general plim. It was
also recommended that such commit-
tee present the names of live member*
to act as an executive committee, to lie
■mpowcrcd to till any vacancies that |
1'orImunirr at Norinsiii. O. T..
\Vhh liulomed liy Htm—III*Oppon-
ent* Getting Iteady for h Flu lit.
Washington, Dec. —(Special. I
< aptain Jackson is appointed post-
master at Norman and he is the choice mav occur in the board of directors
of L. I' Loss, chairman of the <>kla- caused by directors elected declining
homa democracy, and also the choice to serve,"or otherwise, the executive
of .Governor Lcnfrow, both of them committee to lie continued until the
living at ti'at town. 1 he matter iias directors meet and organize.
held lire for nearly four months after It was further recommended that
the Incumbent hail resigned. Some tile board of directors chosen bv this
more appointments in Oklahoma are convention shall meet in Topeka on
expected soon and incidentally Loss, the second Tueslav in .lannnrv IK'ii
when lie arrives here on Friday, will to perfect an organization and take
t ry and fix up some of the Oklahoma out a charter.
postmasters, but lie will llnd another After addresses had been made by
lively light 011 Ills hands from many of j |)r Itolner and General I! (' lirad-
llic leading democrats in Oklahoma. | sliaw, a vote was taken 011 the plan
who propose to try to oust liiui as reported by the committee, iiud it was
ti'0 committee at the ! unanimously adopted.
The committeee to select names re-
meeting of the
ommittee on the 18th. I
I lie llnnsp nnil Itiiiikriiplcy.
Washington. Dee. v -The pending
question of the morning hour in the
house to-da v was the joint resolution for
the appointment of a joint commis-
si. Ill t.. investigate the rank, pay and
other questions relating to the person-
nel of the navy. This was further (lis-
cussed and then the house resolved
itself into committee of the whole for
the further consideration of the bank-
ruptcy bill. Mr. Halley, of Texas, in
charge of the opposition, antagonized
it in a brilliant speech.
lien Tennis limited
II AIMMSlirilO. Pa.. He,- s.__|lt.n 'l'e„.
nis. 1 lie brutal murderer of a little jrirl.
was handed in tin? Dauphin county jail
yard this morning- in the presence of
over 1,000 spectator-. The drop fell at
11 o eloelc and fifteen minutes later
I lie physicians pronounced,.hiin dead.
During- the crush to get inside the jail
yard thr. men fainted. Tennis
mounted the scaffold firmly and at
once made a brief prayer in fierman.
The Old Hand* Snubbpd.
Enston. Pa.. Dec s. Many of the
strikers here are dissatisfied with the
way they were treated l v the officials
when they reported for duty. Tliev
expected to he put to work s-.on, hut
were told they would Iu *ent for when
they were needed. It seems the men
did not understand the settlement in
this light and are indignant.
Wrecked Off Denmark.
I.i'Mmin. IVc. v The Norwegian
hark Don .1 nan, t'apt. Overgaard, from
New York November 4 for tJothenburg-,
has been wrecked near Lembig. Den-
mark. All of her crew except three
men were drowned.
Dynamite in Turin.
Paris, Dec. A dynamite cartridge
was exploded in the Place de la Revo-
lution last evening and a number of
houses were injured. The authorities
have instituted an inquiry.
The losses of the English Oriental
bank through peculating directors
amounts to £2,130,000.
The (ierinan-Roumanian commercial
treaty has been approved by thetreatv
committee of the reichstag.
I he ( hattahoochic, one of the finest
lower Mississippi steamers, burned at
\ icksburg, causing* a loss of $45,000.
The llullett will ease at Duliith,
Minn., has been decided against the
petitioner, claiming to be llullett s wid-
ow. and the $500,000 estate will go to
Mrs. Arthur Miller, known on the
stage as Amy Cordon, i-. practically an
object of charity at Ualesburg, 111,
having become an outcast through in-
TytidHU'rt Dentil a Mishap.
London, Dec. s.—The inquest upon
the remains of the late Prof. Tyndall
has resulted in a verdict that the pro-
fessor died from an overdose of chloral,
accidentally administered by his wife
iu mistake for sulphate of magnesia.
J. L. Calvert-
Is located near uortheast corner of
CT. S. Land ofllee and is having all he
ean do in his profession.
He makes a specialty of claim and
lot contest and his attention to busi-
ness is the secret of his success.
He is the author of a new work on
the homestead law, termed the "Set-
tlers (tuide" that is acknowledged the
best authority ever published on the!
subject. This work is complete on ali
questions pertaining townsite and
HUDSON & ST. JOHN,
. .A/PTO RISTEiYS- AT TjA^\Y ■
LateofOklaho.ua City, o. T. Will practice in all the courts and before the
Interior Department. Cull and h.-e us. .lust South of the l\ s. Land office.
Smith Brick KanufactLring Cumpany.
.MIRTH I'KRKY, KAST OF RAIT.UOAD.
B IF? I O lESLS !
Perry Made Brick,
Cheap as the Cheapest.
J. l. CALVERT, Attor^ey-at-law.
Makes a specialty of < outest. and Land Tiusiness. Town Lot Cases
will receive my closest attention. Having had years of experience
in this class of business l am prepared to render you the best of
PERRY, O. T.
THUS. H. DOYLE.
P. O. DCX
W. A. STdXi:.
STONE & DOYLE,
Lawyers and Land Attorneys.
Office center of block on 1) street between < tli and 7th. north side square.
. 1 r. Stone has had five years practice before the interior
Department at Washington, D. C.
K. ROBINSOK, I'ri-s. F. W. FARRAR, Cashier
Mechanics National Bank,
New York City, N. Y.
Wichita National Hank,
Midland National Rank,
"Kansas City, Mo.
First National J ank.
Home National Rank.
Arkansas City, Kansas.
Capitol National Rank,
Stat# National iiank. Oklahoma City
T. M. RICHARDSON,
D. C. RICHARDSON.
T. M. RICHARDSON, Ju
3=1 SL TI
All Business guaranteed by our
<-I\l)IVID<[/m KHSIHA'SIlUIilTY <-
FRED A. JACOBS.
WILL A. LINDSAY
JACOBS & LINDSAY,
The Surveying of lots and homesteads ii specialty, plans and estimates
iuriiiohed on all branches of engineering.
Postoffice Building—Room 6.
A" Work (jJiuiranteod.
BERT H. TULLER,
Comer C and Eighth Street,
GENERAL / BLACKSIVIiTHINC
All biigpy and wagon repairs made in a first-class manner and
at reasonable prices.
Mrs. M. A. Chapman,
n Street, between Oth and 7th,
Stenographer and Typewriter.
ALL WOKK 1IIi.Ni: NEATLY AND ACCURATELY.
Ill RAM L. 110YHS, l'res.
L. I). TREEMAN. Cash.
FARMERS and MERCHANTS BANK
Corner of 11. and Seventh streets, Perry, 0. T.
Does a Geneeal Bonking Business.
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