The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 148, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 16, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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The Perry Daily Times.
PERRY, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, MARCH, 16, 1895.
Senator Boles' Reasons for Voting
Against the Athletic Bill.
THOUGHT IT WAS INIQUITOUS
II. Did Mot Waul rugUl.lK "M-rt lu lh«"
Territory Bc u.e He llrlleveU It
Would Mrlu* Tl l«-v* *u«l
pickpockets In II* W k«
—It Menu! I'rUe
No measure has created so much talk
as the athletic hill, which pw>scd the
house of the late legislature, but was
defeated in the council. The measure
was thought to be a good one for the
territory by the liberal minded people
of the territory, but mime senators
were of another opinion Senator
It,.les, of l'erry, gave the following, at
the time, as his reasons for opposing
Mr. President: I have been urged to
supwrt this bill by almost every argu-
ment known to the ingenuity of man.
I have been told that it is my duty to
vote for it, my duty to my town, my
county, and the territory at large. I
have even been told that if 11 vote
against it I will dig my own political
grave. 1 have considered tins bill
well, considered it as an honeat man,
as a citizen, ami as a representative of
my people, and from beginning to end
I have been led to but one conclusion.
It is that it becomes inv duty to not
only vote against it but to do all In mj
power to kill it. 1 do not believe that
the gentlemen who passed this bill
through the lower house thought of
what they were doing, of the miquit}
that it covers, or the dangers that
lurk in its folds. 1 know that some of
the members of the lower house who
voted for this bill to become a law are
good citizens and have the interest of
the territory at heart. 1 mean to cast
110 reflection on them when 1 say that
1 consider this the most dangerous
piece of legislation that I ever hail the
pleasure of helping to kill, 'here is
only one argument made in . or of
these brutal exhibitions may lead.
The prize tight began in Home simply
as an amusement. It had not even
the bad feature of speculation and
inonev making in it. The prize light
came on to England and from there to
America. The belt has been
held in this country for a num-
ber of years, and is now in
the hands of (ientleman .liin torlwit.
Corbett is called (ientleman Jim be-
cause, ill great contrast to his profes-
sional brethren, lie looks like a gentle-
man. John L. Sullivan, who held the
belt for some years, is a common, low
bred, drunken bully. Peter Jackson
is a colored man of bad habits. Jtob
Kitzsimmons lius killed one man in the
ring, is a drunkard, a wife-beater anil
un all-round tough These are the
great lights of civilization that we
propose to welcome to Oklahoma a
exalted specimens of manhood for the
emulation of our children. The time-
was when the republican party count-
ed as her heroes men like Lincoln,
Garfield and Grant, but now shall her
banners so trail in the dust that she
counts as her idols Kitzsimmons, Sulli-
van and Gentleman Jim. Every state
in tile union has passed laws against
prize fighting. The scenes at Jack-
sonville, Fla., were disgraceful, and to
the credit of that state she has passed
laws forever preventing their repeti-
tion When it was thought that Cor-
bett and Mitchell would try to tight in
south (ieorgia, Governor .Northen
called out the militia and went in per-
son to prevent it. The morning after
Kitzsimmons and Hall fought in New
Orleans, the great daily papers of the
city denounced it as a shame and a hu
miliation to the state, and demandec
that no other ever occur there. Indig-
nation meetings were held throughout
the state denouncing the city for per-
mitting such exhibitions of brutality.
When Sullivan and Kilrain fought in
Mississippi the state felt outraged and
the parties were promptly arrested
and punished. There is a sentiment
in the I'nited States against prize
fighting as there is against any
Other brutal and criminal offense
Now for Oklahoma to step out of
the march of civilization and legal-
ize this brutality, will simply be
saying to the world that we are not up
with other portions of this great coun
try iu all of those qualities tliat^ be
speak refinement, culture, and civili-
zation. It will be showing to the
world that we are eminently unfitted
this hilf that there can possibly be f„r statehood and self government. 1
anything in and that is the argument am not willing by my vote to say this
?.n).' . into the ter- of Oklahoma, the land of my adoptio n.
Highest of all in Leavening Powc.— Latest U.S. Gov't Report
IT, Prs«. p.w.i
V.O TALIIRT, AM't.O«lh.
1 found a generous hearted man, a mem-
ber of the legislature, who gave her
I the m« ney. The lady is well known
Congress Appropriates 8200,000 for "< Guthrie; and it is considered one of
1 the meanest tricks alive for a gentle-
man to so waylay her and then turn
Laying the Five Tribes' Country.
THE WORK BEGINS AT ONCE.
that it will bring money into the ter
ritory. That argument is entirely
without foundation in faa. ne
statement that prize lighting will
bring money into the territory is not
true, as 1 will proceed to show. is
whispered that if this bill passes, we
will get the Corbett and 1 itzsimmons
tight That will '->e the greatest and
most widely advertised pugilistic con;
test that the territory could cvir h >p
to get. and if there is ever one on which
money could be made it will hi that
one. At least it is fair to take that as
an example. In order to get that light
"me clamor company will have to pay-
not less than S-MMMH.. >>!f '
money will have .to be paid to tlx
lighters themselves to be carried at
once from the territory. 1 he club or
company will have to make the money
income way. Their only way to do
that will be by charging a fee to s. e
the tight. TO raise it that will
require an audicnco of
each, or an audience of ,mi" at 10
each, or 10,nun at $5 each, or -...or.hi at
SSeach. or '.O.tXKi at *1 each. With
this showing is it not fair to Prcs"™£
that it will be a serious un Urtaking
to pay even expenses much less mak-
ing any large sum of money. A prize
flg.it may pay in a large city like New
Orleans or in a large winter resort
like Jacksonville, Klorida. but any-
where else it will be gambling pure
and simple, and a kind of of gambling
in which sports of other sections will
bet against each other and combine to
fleece the home talent. Moreover,
there would always be a train of pick-
pockets and thieves following in the
wake of a prize tight t" take away
more money than even our hotels and
saloons will receive. Our jail birds
and penitentiary convicts would in-
crease and swell the burden of taxa-
tion on honest property holders, there
would be no money in it lor our peo
pie; on the other hand it would be a
financial burden to the territory. But
I freely and fearlessly say that I would
vote against this bill if it did promise
to bring money into the territory.
Oklahoma has not become a financial
harlot to degrade and prostitute her-
self below every other spot of earth in
North America and to take to her arms
for a few naltry dollars that which
every other state and territory in this
union has outlawed as they have mur-
der, rape and arson We are not
ready to make Oklahoma- tin' Land of
the Kair God, the brightest spot of the
union, on whose fair brow we hope
soon to see the crown of statehood
placed—become the (lumping ground
for the criminals not only of the
I'nited States but of the world. God
forbid that we, her representatives,
cast that reproach upon her.
Let us review the history 01 pugil-
ism just for a moment, We can trace
it back through ancient history and
always fiud that it nourished only
where vice anil licentiousness pre-
vailed. It was a favorite pastime in
Rome and was one of the chief vices
leading to the downfall of the city
that sat on the seven liills by the Ti-
ber and ruled the world. The gladia-
torial contests of Home were only
prize lights of larger and bloodier pro-
portions. Some of the Roman lights
were so bloody that they were not
considered successful until several
thousand were killed. Tills was evi-
dently the cause that brought about
that insensibility and calouswess ^ in
the presence of crime and suffering
that found its culmination, perhaps,
in the burning of Rome by the tyrant
Nero for his own amusement. It is
stated in history that he set the city
on Are and then played the flddle
while the flames swept before him and
thousands were made homeless. I
point to this to show to what dangers
FIrat Movement to itrruk I | Tribal
Itelatlout — Tneuly Surveyluf I'ur-
tlei to He Iu the Mel<l l y
June, L'uder tlie Direc-
tion of i'rofeitsor
her adrift without a cent. It is an-
other case of man's duplicity and
woman's more than wise love. It is a
joke all the way up and down the
Manta Fa irom Arkansas City to Guth-
HER CLAIM IS GOOD.
'line Mmv Mold Office t'utll Ne*t Tear
BANK of PERRY
}. V. M. •EEOORT, r. W. F A RK A It, ▼. 0. TAl.BItT,
UKO. 8. HARTLEY, J. T. LAFfERTT
This Bank has the latest improved safe with automatic bolt
work. Also a fire proof vault.
Topkka, Kan., March 15.—An exam-
ination of the records in thegovernor's
office to-day shows that in his message
to the senate Gov. Lewelling nomi-
nated Mrs. Mary K. Lease as the suc-
cessor of ( apt. Rhodes and Senator
- r Householder as the successor of L. K.
the field by the iirst of next month, j^ Kirk on the state board of charities,
and the work will be rushed as rapidly i As the successor of ( 'apt. Rhodes, Mrs.
as possible I Lease's term will not expire until next
There is an available appropriation | Vf"-, •'« H'-'seholder us Mr.
Kirk s suer -s -or must retire now. An
Of WOO.000 for this purpose. _ . | attempt ha. be.n mad* to ehanc* om
of the books of record, but the govern-
or's record of his message to the senate
field, making a survey preparatory to I is nil rijfht and it is on that that Mrs.
allotting lands to the Indians and I Lease bases her claims.
breaking up tribal relations, and it is wi st. un k ansas stFFEKCRS.
proposed to make another appropria- —
lion at the next fession to complete . <> * ' "<
the work. It is eatlmated that it will j March t3.-Thu« are
take 34'H),000 to do this, an I by making I , ,
. ■ 4- , ,i * | on v t \ i counties in western Kansas
another appropriation at the n \t ses- \ •
eion, the work ean in this way ba com-) which have n - ther sent n (|uisitions to
. • it... 14 .u 1 the wt'ltrt luinril lit rnilronil «•< imtnission-
Wasiiinotos, March 1.1.—[Special |
Prefessor Woleott, director of the geo-
logical survey.is making arrangement,
to begin surveying in the Indian ter-
ritory. It is expected t<. pet parties in
Surveying parties are to be fitted \
out at Kansas City and sent into the
T. M. RICHARDSON, I). C. RICHARDSON, T. M. RICHARDSON,
President. Vice-President. Cashier]
First State Bank.
Perry, Ok la.
-MrJjeXHY TO hiiflX (t\ CflflTTEEJSfc*-
Double'time lock safe and fire proof vault.
General - Banking - Business.
The average intelligence of our pcopl
is as high as it is anywhere in this
union. The Iirst bonded indebtedness
that Oklahoma placed on herself was
•stablish a university and a normal
school. The growth of our churches
has been the admiration of all til
east Our free school system is al-
ready ahead of some of the eastern
states. Men of means and culture
have sought our territory and estab
lislied homes where they hope to rear
their children in a moral and civilizing
atmosphere. To take this backward
step is to give the brand of falsehood
to all we have done and to say to thos-
of the better class who would come t
make their homes here that we are
rough, eriminal and vile, and you had
better atay away. Yon may say that
this bill only provides for manly cul
ture and fos'ters the manly ort of self-
defedse I say that you are.mistaken.
It provides for prize fights and that
ran onlv degrade and brutalize. The
civilization of the world on both sides
of the Atlantic renders that verdict
All prize fight* in this country are
held under the Marquis of (Jueensber-
ry rules which provides for a light to
a finish. In the last year no less than
a dozen men have met their death in
the ring of this country under these
rules. A tight under these rules is
just like putting two cocks in a pit to
tight until one is disabled; or a man
and a bull in the pen to fight until one
is killed or vanquished. 1 would
prefer the cock or bull light.
It savors less of hcathanistn
and is more humane. For the sake of
the fair name of Oklahoma at home
and abroad 1 hope this bill will not
pass. Let us buildup along the line
of churches and schools a civilization
that leads to a more perfect moral and
material prosperity. Let us not go
back to a level with the bull pens of
Mexico and Spain. Let our hopes and
aspirations be to give our children
strong minds and houest hearts and
not low brows, heavy muscles and a
taste for blood.
In conclusion let me say that the
republicans have a majority in both
branches of this assembly and will be
held responsible for every law passed
here. We are making history that we
will have to meet as a party. As an
hijmble member of the republican
party 1 am unwilling to go before the
people and say that we are in favor of
prize fighting. I love the republican
party and have followed her banners
in defeat with the same devotion that
I have in the hour of victory. I love
the history of the republican party. 1
am proud of the history of the repub-
lican party. For thirty-five years the
grand old party has led every tight
for the civil liberty of our people She
struck the shackles from the wrists of
four million slaves. She placed the
ballot in the black man's hand and the
spellingbook in the hands of his chil-
dren. She has given work to the idle
and food to tlie hungry. The republi-
can party has fought every battle for
morality and reform in this country
for more than thirty years. In her
ranks are found thousands of Chris-
tian ministers and pure women whose
prayers have ascended for her welfare
in the hour of contllct. In the name
of the grand old party of Lincoln,
Grant and Garfield I appeal to you
not to mar her matchless record of the
past by taking this barbarous back-
pleted about as quickly as if the entire
amount had been allowed by the last .
congress. The house conferrees held .
to their position by way of keeping |
down the grand total of appropriations.
It was stated by Professor NVolcott '
that the first work will be to determ-
ine a base line to run near the south
side of the Indian country.
The next thing will be to run merid-
ian lines north through the country.
From these lines section lines will be
run. dividing the country into sections,
ready foe allotment. At Iirst. two
parties will be sent out, and within a
month possibly ten parties will be at
work, and by duly, fir possibly by
June, twenty parties will Reassigned
to establishing section lines.
This will hasten the work along,
and it is thought the Choctaw. Creek,
Seminole and part of the Cherokee
countries can be covered this year.
Nearly thirty years ago the Chicka-
saw country was surveyed, but it is
very difficult now to find many of the
corner stones, as they have been de-
stroyed by time, and in many cases
cattlemen and Indians have removed
them purposely. It is held by some
that that country should be rcsurvey-
ed, but this is a disputed question,
and, as it is not made clear in the law
what was intended on this point, the :
decision will be left to congress. In,
the meantime the survey will be ear-1
I on in the other reservations and I
The securing of funds for the sur-
vey is due to Senator I'latt. who said
the Iirst thing to be done in settling
troubles in that country was to survey
the lands, and thus make it possible
for congress to make allotments or
force Indians to take their lands in
severalty, if they do not reach the
same point through negotiations with
the Dawes commission.
Senator Piatt is much interested in
board of railroad commission-
ers f r th.-'r proportion of the seed
grain appropriations, nor refused to
accept am ass -t ince. The counties
are Morton, entitled to S19II, and Grant
entitled to S Stafford county has
made a requisitio n for S.'i.TIS, and Has-
kell county for >H i. Ellsworth county-
has received S'.'.OOO, but will make no
further requisition for the balance oI
Suicide from the End, Bridge.
St. luris. March 15.—An unknown
! woman, mred years, went out oil the
Lads bridge yesterday afternoon, and
when in the middle of the western
span climbed over the railing and
threw herself headlong from the struc-
ture. She turned over two or three
times and struck the water flat. The
body soon disappeared and has not
JAKE FORCII FRED FORCH
Wines, Liquors and Cigars of the best Imported and Domestic
Brands will be Found at this
& ELEGANT RESORT ##
The best equipped in Oklahoma--over the Bar or for Family Use, in I'aukagea
of Any Size. The Liquors sold at
For Purity and Ago aro not Excellori, If Equalled In the Country.
Convenient Side Itooios and Courteous |
Wanted at Serial!*
Kansas City, Mo., March 15— Ed
Moffatt, recently arrested at the Mid-
land hotel, while trying to dispose of a
pawn ticket for a valuable diamond
rinp, is wanted at Sedalia for burglary,
lie and an accomplice are charged with
robbing a jewelry store at Sedalia two
weeks ago. The accomplice is in the
hands of the police at Sedalia.
A Thrown Switch Church a Wreck.
St. Loris, March 1"#.—The switch on
the Wabash road at Bremen avenue
was thrown open early this morning
and a switch engine hauling a long
string of freight cars dashed into and
collided with a train of lumber cars
upon the siding. Dozens of cars were
broken lip. The crew luckily escaped
Destructive Flame* at Laramie.
Lakamik, Wyo., March 15.—Fireearty
this morning destroyed the building
j Sixth Street East
i Side Square)
The cepjtleman's place.
ONLY THE FINEST PROCURABLE WHISKIES.
AND OTHER LIQUORS AND CIGARS
The Only Pabst Bohemlam Boer and tho best Equipped
Billiard and Pool Hall in the City
THE TURF EXCHANGE.
Sixth Street, Between C and D St. Perry, Okla]
petting till' wnrk done, anil is urging of the Trabinff Commercial Co. with n
Professor Woleott to rush the worl< by large stock of goods. The loss will
way of getting ready for additional | probably rcacli Sir.0,000 with about
legislation in the near future.
NevartK'a Legislature for Sibley.
Washington, March 15.—Senator
Stewart received the following dis-
path to-day from the governor of Ne-
vada: "Resolution of legislature in-
dorsing Sibley and bimetallic platform
passed and approved this dav."
He Sip* the Honey on the Lip and Then
DeMfcrt* the Victim.
Guthbie, Okla , March 16—[Special.]
There will be side eclios yet for sev-
eral weeks of the late legislature.
During the session the two houses
centered all the interest in themselves
so not much notice was taken of the
third house; but since then several sad
things have come out. One of the sad-
dest reported is the ungrateful trick
played by a big sized and most promi-
nent lobbyist of Blackwell, for the
county seat. A forlorn maiden board-
ed the south bound Santa Ke train the
other morning with only twenty cents
in her pocket, and told this pitiful tale
to Conductor A1 Glazier:
ghe left Guthrie as a companion of a
certain noble looking gentleman from
Blackwell to visit Arkansas City.
They had their visit. In the morning
he kissed her good bye and told her to
go to the depot and he would be there
in a few minutes; he nad some busi-
ness to attend to. When the
train arrived • he did not
show up. Between being left in a
strange city without a cent, or getting
on the train, she chose the latter, and
begged the conductor to let her ride
back to Guthrie for nothing. Glazier
is a christian and couldn't afford to let
a sinner ride for nothing, and told her
so, but thought if she would ride as
far as her money would take her—to
Newkirk—she might find somebody
who would help her out. She did, and
$60,000 insurance. The store of J. S.
i and A. M. Watkins, adjoining the
Trabing building, was crushed by the
falling walls and the stock buried un-
der the ruins. Four men were injured.
James Foster isdead. GeorgeCordiner,
a university student, who was buried
with others under a falling wall, can-
OkUlioma Oil l IVMows' OillcerH.
Perry, Ok., March 15.—The sixth
annual session of the grand lodge of
Odd Fellows of Oklahoma met here
yesterday aud ended their labors to-
day. The following otlieers were
elected: I. N. Eggleston, grand patri-
arch; 1). 1). Slocuui, grand high priest;
A. C. Potter, grand senior warden; G.
W. Bruce, junior warden; II. L. Slough,
grand representative; N. Nielsou,
grand treasurer, and .1. 1 . May, editor
of Oklahoma Odd Fellow, grand scribe.
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
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The Most Palatable.
The Choicest Upon this or any other Market.
The best Establishments Keep it on Draught.
Hewe+t& Munroe, Agents,
Depot Board of Trade Saloon,
Seventh St. Between B and C. Perry. O. T.
Leave Perry at i o'clock daily, arriving at Stillwater at 4 p. m,
Leaves Stillwater at 8 o'clock daily, arriving at Perry at 11:30a. m.
LEAVE ORDERS AT THE BULE POINT RESTAURANT,
On 7th St. Between B and C FARE $1.00
J. F. Adams. Prop,
To the People of theCitvof Perrv,
and the Whole Country: Come to
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A pure Grape Cieam of Tartar Powder. Fret
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
And Select Your Nince and Fancy
Choice Apples* Oranges, Bananas, and Lemons
Dried fruit a specialty, and beyond all never forget the Poor
Washer Woman's for Soaps, is the woman's delight. Our stock
of Tobaccos is unparalled—twenty-seven different kinds. Come
and select. Cigars and Cigarettes in stock to suit price and taste.
Don't forget the place on the
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