The Territorial Topic. (Norman, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1897 Page: 2 of 8
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The Territorial Topic.
QUINCY T. BROWN, Eorrom.
GEO. W. TliACY. Pd&limiuk.
0/LAHOMA AN1) 1M)IAN lEKKl'l'OKY
A series of horse races will take
/ace at Woodward February 9, !0 and
This, so far, has been a tfl'ld winter
Oklahoma City Is the victim of a band
of thieves who enter rooms in the day
An Oklahoma City dealer is selling-
cotton seed to farmers at twenty cents
Still no news comes from New York
as to the volume of business Judge
Scott is doing.
It is never too cold in Oklahoma to
play croquet. The game continues the
Sidney Clarke has liaen employed to
^present the Chickasaw non-citizen year around.
atei est in Washington. | Under the Choctaw treaty with the
Under the Choctaw treaty no lands j Dawes commission all town property 1
•7ill be taxable for six years. It will will be appraised at its present value.
K! six years of inaction.
A horseless carriage is traveling
jver Oklahoma advertising the wares
)f a Chicago establishment.
Xo one has yet heard that Flynn
would take the governorship. That
Dught to be settled pretty soon.
Major Baldwin, the Indian agent,
has filed a protest in Washington
against the opening of the Wichita
One of the strangest things of Okla-
homa is that the jewelers are the best
idvertising patrons of the newspapers.
The eastern papers are protesting
against free homes. They say it costs
more to pacify the west than it does to
It is about time for Oklahoma to be-
gin that spring boom by holding town
meetings and uniting in order to get
immigrants from the east.
The reason the Free Homes bill had
to go to the calendar is because its
senate amendments call for new ap-
propriations out of the treasury.
The non-citizens of the territory are
kicking on the Dawes commission's
agreement to the Choctaw treaty.
They are entirely left out in the cold.
The men who were recently arrested
in the Wichita mountains and brought
to Anakarko assert that they have
found ore which runs $1,200 to the ton.
People who think the financial ques-
tion is dead should observe the street
corners in Okla. They are crowding
up again just as they were before elec
An Oklahoma man kissed his wife
on New Year's day as an earnest of a
good resolution, and she was so sur-
prised that she exclaimed, "Now you
A western Oklahoma nowspaper man
was "held up" in Kansas City. After
the robbers got through searching him
they chipped in and gave him enough
to buy a square meal.
If the original Flynn bill was back*
in the house from the senate it wou'd
have no trouble in passing. It is the
increased draft on the treasury that is
causing the trouble.
Temple Houston lias not been in
Guthrie lately. He is watching the
legislature from afar and if he likes it
he will go down and steal it for an
ornament for his Woodward county
There is a concealed laugh some-
where in the request of a Guthrie wom-
an to a young man who called on her
daughter to return the nursing bottle
which he had carried u\va3' in his over-
The Greer county man who forbade
the school children from skating on
liis irrigation pond because they fluffed
up the ice and let a lot of it blow
away, is almost as mean as the Geor-
gia man who is described in a local pa-
per as follows: Any man who would
keep a dog that would jump a fence
and break a rail ami scare a mule that
would throw a nigger and break a jug
of whisky in a dry country is too cuss-
ed mean to live.
A Pawnee county pnprr says: Parties
who have been granted divorces in the
district court and have not yet paid
the costs of the case, are liable to be
criminally prosecuted if they re-marry
without satisfying the costs. Divorces
are granted on the payment of costs
and the decree does not go into effect
until the expiration of six months and
full settlement, of costs. Those who
have re-married without paying the
costs in their divorce case are liable to
be prosecuted for bigamy.
The third annual meeting of the Ok-
lahoma Live Stock Association con-
venes at Woodward Feb. 9th and 10th.
Special rates on railroads have been
secured for the benefit of all who wish
to attend. An extensive program has
been arranged, printed and spread
broadcast, and the enterprising people
of Woodward expect to make it a gala
time for their guests and one long to
be remembered. Prominent speakers
will be present to address the people
and a grand ball will be given at
night, free tc all members and guests
Most of the Oklahoma newepapers
are full of legislative proceedings.
Hunting has been absolutely prohib
ited on the Ponea, Otoe, Pawnee and
Osage Indian reservations.
In Kay county the Republican offi-
cials went in with county warrants
worth 50 cents on the dollar and went
out with them at par. Hut they wont
out just the same.
Most of the farmers are waiting the
payment of their taxes to see what
*tep* tho legislature will take.
The "reign of terror" recently sup-
posed to be in progress at Newkirk
consisted of the theft of two revolvers
It is said that the Hennessey mayor
is besieged with bids from sculptors
who want to try their hand on model
ing a statue to Pat Hennessey.
Powell Clayton will be one of the
first men to get an appointment and it
will be outside the country. The Ok-
lahoma Clayton fellows are going to be
left behind feeling pretty lonely.
The Norman Oil Mill Co. says that it
will bo able to declare a dividend of
from 30 to 40 per cent on their stock
this season. It has had a six months*
run, night and day, and no accidents.
The Oklahoma City Times-Journal
thinks that the legislature of Oklaho-
ma, Kansas and Texas should act to-
gether for freight rates to the Gulf.
That is a fine idea and should be push-
Piatt in his speech against the free
homes bill in congress said it had been
passed solely because of the persistency
of the Oklahoma delegate; not because
the people of Oklahoma wanted it par-
If Oklahoma gets free homes, it
should try to understand that it will
never gain such legislation through
congress. The legislation was a unus-
ual thing to attempt and will never be
lien Cravens, the outlaw who was
captured in Kay county, and tried in
Chautauqua county, on the charge of
housebreaking and highway robbery,
has been sentenced to twenty years in
the pen and has been taken to Lansing.
The treaty with the Kiowa, Com-
anche and Apache Indians expires Oct.
21, 1897, and unless congress renews |
the treaty the lands will revert to the
public domain and be subject to occu- !
pancy under the homestead laws.
Ned Bowlegs, a Seminole, recently j
put a tie on a railroad track to see
what would happen when tho train
came along. A section hand discover-
ed it and had Mister Bowlegs arrested.
He was perfectly innocent in what he
did and will be released.
There is some doubt in the territory
as to just what has become of the free
homes bill. It is now on the house
cilendar. It calls for an extra appro-
priation over that originally passed by
the house. Accordingly it will have to
pass the house again. The trouble will
be to get it off the calendar.
Lee Killian, alias Elisha Barnes, was
arrested on the 24th at Joplin, Mo.
He is the last member of the Dalton
gang, and is wanted at Coffeyville and
Guthrie, for jail breaking and robbery.
Killian was one of the seventeen pris-
oners who escaped from the federal
jail with Bill Doolin last July.
Indications show that this session of
the legislature will not be without the
usual county seat fights. Shawnee
and Tecumseh are oiling up their guns, j
throwing up breastworks and other- ;
wise arranging for a go. Both towns j
will have strong lobbies there and j
there will be a panoramic display of
cutlery and teeth.
A man at Davis, Indian Territorj',
has a scheme. He is going to take a
trip around the world. He proposes
that people who wish to receive letters
from him telling all about what he sees
send him one, two, three or four dol-
lars, just as they are able. He will
then write them letters. lie says he
will take the trip whether any one
puts up any money or not.
The papers generally are comment-
ing on Governor Ketifrow's message
and the concise manner in which he
shows up the territory's condition.
The Kansas City World says "the
proper distribution of this message
would do the territory more good than
a million letters and circulars." The
Wichita Faglo says the "message and
exhibits ^attached should be strewn all
over New England and give the be-
nighted orientals a chance to see what
Oklahoma really is." Documents of
this kind should be in the hands of the
people. The territory needs all the
top of the column advertising it can
The winter season has been the wet-
test of any year since the opening of
Dennis Flynn as a member of the j
public lands committee has a vote in
the committee. He is the only dele- !
gate who was ever given a vote any
where in congress.
An Oklahoma City young man sent
his best girl a box of flowers and could
not understand why she sent them
back until he noticed that they were |
packed in a box labeled "men's bal- j
Jaw. !«.—The oklahoma Irgi.ilntar© la/ipi
it* hint week# work to-day. The hod ate is work
ing harder against the interest of the tax payer
than tho houso in demendlng more clerk*. al
though bavin# only half as many member*. Tin
senate wants seventeen clerks while the house w !
be satisfied W th ten. The man who rises up it
the Oklahoma legislature at this erisis and sue
ccBSfullv and honestly plays wntch dog to thi
public treasury of the people, will immortaliz<
himself with the poople.
Both houses, after a short session, adjournei
Jan. 18. The first consideration the bouse took
up was Mr. Shannon's railroad resolution, ask-
ing legislation on railroad passenger and freight
rates, manipulation of storks and all the evil*
as the bill declares, that are sucking the life
blood out of tho people. The bill was ordered to
The following bills were introduced:
Mr. Kliss No. 83, relating to township and
township oftlecrs: No. .14. relating to inspector;
No. 35 amending the section of the statutes ro-
latiug to probate courts.
Mr. linrnes No. 3fl, an act amending election
laws, allowing woman suffrage. This bill wai
introduced by request.
Mr. Moriijund No. 37, an net relating to coun-
Mr. Woodmansee—No. 38, an act relating to
chapter 36 of the statute.
Mr. Lytton—No. :i!>, an act entitled "County
Jav. 19.—Neither tho houso or senate did much
business to day. Four unimportant bills were
introduced in tho senate and just as many in th«
house. The house hills are as follows :
Mr. Shannon-No. 40, an net to repesl an act.
entitled. "An act to amend sectio* 10, Of article
1, of chapter 72, statutes of Oklahoma of 1893, en-
titled, Konds and Highways." No. 41, an set to
amend section in. of artlclo 1, chapter 72, refer-
ring to the same thing.
Mr. Ferguson—No. 42, an act to regulate^he
right of suffrage.
Mr. May No. 43. an act relating to the powers
of county commissioners; No. 44, an act relating
to the dntics of register of deeds; No. 45, an act
to enable cities or towns to levy and collect tax-
es; No. 447, an act amending chapter 41 of the
session laws of 1895, of criminal procedure; No.
48, an act to amend chapter 44, article 1. relating
to working out poll tax on the roads and high-
ways; No. 48, an act relating ta grand and petit
juries; No. 49, an act to amend paragraph 5, arti-
cle chapter 22, in regard the county treasurers.
Mr. (Jraves—No. 50, an act to prohibit and stay
the collection of debts for 12 month.
Jan*. 20.—No. 41. provides that nil mnle voters
between the agOB of 21 and 4.r> years shall perform
two days labor on the roads each year or pay $2
taxes in lieu thereof, nnd that |2 road tax Bhall
be assessed ngninst every 160 acres of land.
No. 43 provides that county commissioners
shall let all contracts of fiU or over to the low
No. 4t5 allows cities nnd towns to assess a tax
of not greater than $1 on ever $100 valuation of
No. 47 provides that nil male voters shall per-
form not less than two days nor more than six
dnys labor on the rouds each year, the number of
dnys to bo decided each year by the township
No. 42provides that the right of suffrage shall
be limited to all malo citizens over the age of 21
years who can road and write.
House Hii.ls Inthoducko.
.Tax. 21. By Fergouton An act relating tc
debts of towns and villages.
By Ellis An act providing for the payment
nnd adjustment of debts contracted by school
districts which have been changed and the terri-
tory belonging to the same organized Into new
districts nnd for other purposes.
By Hose An act umendntory to section I, nrti-
cle 1 of chapter 44, session laws of 1895, being an
net to amend section 19 of article 1, chapter 72,
statutes of Oklahoma, entitled roads nnd high-
ways, nnd nlso providing for placing poll tax on
tax rolls and for the collection thereof.
By Gault—An act relating to injuries occa
sioned by defective eidewalks.
By Onu't An act relating to school boards In
cities of the first class.
By (Jraves An act to exempt to tho head ol
each family from taxation 1209 worth of property
By Doyle—An act to amend sections 14 and 15,
article 7 and to repeal a part of section 15, arti-
cle 3 of chapter ? of the statutes of Oklahoma
Ja.v. 22.- The following bills were introduced
By DuBoU—Council bill No. 38, reluting tc
By Learned Council bill No. 9. amending
section article Pi, chapter 66, Oklahoma stat
utes lsi 3, entitled "Procedure—Civil."
By Mnrum Council bill No. 40,—an act tc
protect domestic, animals and for the creation ol
n live stock sanitary commission.
Council bill No. was reported back with the
recommendation thai it do pass, and that it be
placed on the calendar The bill provides that
all penalties now due on delinquent tnxes for the
year 189t; are remitted and shall not attach until
the second Monday in March 1897.
Mr. Garrison, from the committee on rules, ask
ed for further time to complete revision of the
rules, which was granted.
Jan. 23.- There was prnctically nothing don«
in either the house or the sounte to-day. The
senate is waiting for committees to report and
atter the intruduction of one bill this morning
that body took an adjournment. The bill was in
trodnced by Colonel Johnson of Oklahoma Citj
and relates to notaries public.
Farmers are daily visiting* the Okla-
homa legislative hall.
Colored men have at last got intc
Blackwell. For along time they were
prohibited from locating. There is
now a big kick because they are being
brought in as laborers.
A college-breil young man told an
Alva cattleman that one of his cows
was afflicted with actinomycosis.
When the cattleman was about to
strike him dead the young man ex-
plained that he meant to say "big
The first thing liob Neff did when he
took the ofllce of probate judge of Kay
county was to seize the seal. And he
still holds it. The supreme court of
the United States and the Queen's
Bench of England can't force him to
give it up.
A Blaine county farmer says it is the
sand that blows close to the surface
which cuts growing eorn. When the
wind is blowing from the south he
proceeds to plow east and west. When
the wind comes from the east or west
he plows north or south.
It is reported that a gang of despera-
does are at work in the Indian terri-
tory of which (ieorge Taylor, murder-
er of the Meeks family, is leader. Sev-
eral parties say that they positively
know that (ieorge Taylor is operating
in the Indian country.
Jake Admire has traded one of his
farms for a two-story brick in IviDg-
tisher and moved his paper into it.
Governor Renfrow has offered $200
reward for the arrest ami conviction
of Dr. Vat. Bennett, who is wanted for
the assassination of Allen Cook, of
Pawnee county last July.
Tho wheat fields throughout Oklaho-
ma is looking fine and the ground is in
the best of condition.
The old trersurer of Noble county
turned over to the new treasurer $11,-
37136 in cash.
IN WOMAN'S CORNER.
SOME CURRENT READING FOR
DAMES AND DAMSELS.
"I Met Thee in the Isle of Dreams"—
A Pretty Kail flown with Fur Edgings
" For CorgeouH Winter Dances—How
to Deodorize Furs.
MET thee In the
Isle of Dreams,
Beloved of my
I met thee on the
And by the flashing
That lulled the
Thy spirit whispered unto mine
The vows it may not keep.
I met thee in the Isle of Dreams—
No fairer land may bloom
Among the island-stars that creBt
The midnight's heavy gloom;
The lilies blossomed in our path.
Wild roses on the spray,
And young birds from tho wilderness
Sang each a dreamy lay.
Our steps fell lightly as we pressed
The green, enchanted ground,
For love was swelling in our hearts.
And in the air around;
All, all was sunshine, bliss, and light,
Beloved of my bouI,
Whei in the Isle of Dreams we met.
Where Lethean rivers roll.
Then tread again the sounding shores
That echo in my dreams,
dressy from mi arrangement of rlWfton
passing about the neck under the collar.
The ribbon is knitted into a handsome
bow at the back, and in front at the
fastening is looped into bows and
ends, which quite cover all traces of
hooks and eyes, and either prevent or
conceal the wear that is sure to show
promptly at this point. Enda of the
ribbon hang to the edge of the cape and
add to its dressiness when it is worn
Deodorize Your Furs.
The odors that cling to many of the
furs worn by women in spite of the
efforts of the furrier to eliminate
them are not always pleasant to the
olfactories of sensitive fair ones. And
yet fashion decrees that many of the
most pungent of these furs shall be
worn. Skunk fur is exceedingly popu-
lar this winter. It is now wholly de-
odorized and is extensively used under
a far more elegant title to decorato
garments, both light and dark in color.
Black lynx is now to be obtained in a
fast dye—the color does not rub off in
the least, and this, with black fox, is
ono of the most dressy and effective
of the long lustrous furs. The badger,
natural lynx and fox pelts in blue, sil-
ver and gray, with chinchilla at the
head, are among the stylish light furs.
Very dark mink is highly favored as a
decoration, and, like otter, never loses
caste. Russian sable bands and tails
and the American sable brought from
Hudson's bay are in steady demand.
Beaver is still used both plucked and
unplucked in its natural color, and also
dyed. Sealskin capes, redingotes and
jackets have, like real laces, a stand-
ard value that never diminishes. The
seal coat, with its addition of modified
sleeves, spreading or high—standing
collar and revers of the same—the coat
BLACK SILK GOWN FOR A MISS OF 10
And walk beneath the rosy sky
That through my vision gleams;
Oh meet me, meet me yet once more,
Beloved of my soul,
Within the lovely Isle of Dreams,
Where Lethean rivers roll!
A Fctchlnc Bull Gown.
This winter's dancers are a gorgeous
lot and they make a ballroom sug-
gestive of a fairyland whose dressmak-
ing elves are remarkably well up in
their business. A sample of what a
really fine ball gown means this season
is the artist's contribution here. It
was made of rose-salmon duchesse
satin, both bodice and skirt trimmed
with white mousseline de soie inser-
tions that showed a pretty floral em-
broidery in colored silks. But this
trimming was enhanced by a novel
garniture of ribbon, which the picture
explains. The back of the bodice and
the epaulets were plain satin, and the
skirt was lined with pink taffeta. Cov-
er a dancing ficor thickly with such
handsome dresses as this, and the sight
is one of beauty that should be a joy
forever. Between dances there is no
let-up in the brilliancy of the picture,
because dainty wraps that come out for
bared shoulders are fully up to the
gowns they top. Scarfs and capes for
this purpose are most elegant, and
though their delicacy makes them
seem almost useless, they ordinarily
furnish all tho protection that is d -
gired. Almst any cape becomes mors
beautifully shaped and lined, is more
than ever an ideal garment devoutly
to be desired by all women.
flowii with Fur Edginga.
A handsome ball dress is shown,
one whose skirt • was made of very
REGARDING PASSENCER RATES
Decision of the llllnol. Railroad ana
In the matter of the communication
of the secretary of the state grange of
Illinois dated Jan. 1.IS97, embodying a
resolution of that body adopted at its
December meeting. 18116, asking the
board of railroad and warehouse com-
missioners to reduce the passenger
rate from three (3) cents to two (2)
cents per mile, the commission is if
the opinion that to do so at this time
would be unwise and unwarranted and
would be unjust to tho railroad inter-
est of the state. While some of the
great trunk lines in Illinois might be
able to stand such a reduction, yet the
smaller roads, and those which do
almost wholly a local business, and
which are now and have been for the
last two years struggling for exist-
ence, would be most seriously affected
Such action on our part would sim-
ply increase the heavy burdens under
which they are staggering now. It la
a well-known fact to those who have
taken the trouble to investigate the
amount of passenger business done by
the railroads in Illinois during the past
two years that there has been a large
decrease in the number of passengers
carried. This is due in our judgment
not to the amount charged for such
service but to the general depression
in all lines of business, the low prices
of farm products and the unsettled
financial conditions which have had
their effect on the passenger as well
as the freight business.
And it is also a fact, as shown by the
sworn reports of the railroads of Illi-
nois that the capital invested in such
property has not paid even a fair in-
terest to the stockholder. This ques-
tion was before us when we revised
the freight schedule in 1895, and the
whole question was thoroughly con-
sidered. We did not think then and
neither do we feel now that in justice
to both the public and the railroads,
because each should stand on the same
equality before the law, this reduction
should be made at this time. If the
country was prosperous our conclu-
sions might be different.
The statistics in our office show that
for the past three years. 1894, 1895 and
1896, the average amount charged by
the railroads per passenger mile is a
fraction above two cents, although the
maximum allowed them was three
For the reasons above stated we do
not feel that this reduction should be
made at this time. We are also asked
to recommend this reduction to the
legislature. In view of our conclusion
we do not feel that it would be con-
sistent for us to do so; however, tho
legislature has the power to regulate
the maximum rate which can be
charged for passenger service and we
leave the matter to their wisdom.
(Signed) W. S. CANTKELL,
Attest; J. W. YANTIS, Secretary.
Jan. 12, 1897.
Humpendinck's latest baby opera
'The King's Children," will be oi>e of
the earliest noyelties of the next opera
season at Munich's.
A Very Popular Calendar*
Few people in these busy days are willing:
to live without a calendar to mark the pass-
ing of time. This fart, no doubt, accounts
for the calendars of all kinds, colors, shapes
and sizes which flood tho mails at this
season. Among them all the one that best
suits us is tho one issued by N. \V. Aykh Sl
Son, the "Keeping Everlastingly At It"
Newspaper Advertising Agents of Philadel-
phia. We have just received our new copy
and are fixed for 18'J7. It is not difficult ta
see why this calendar is so great a favorite.
The figures on it are larpeenough to be read
across a room; its handsome appearance
makes it worthy of a place in the best fur-
nished office or library, while it is business-
like all the way through. The publishers
state that the demand for this calendar has
always exceeded the supply. This led them
years ago to place upon it a nominal price—
25 cents, on receipt of which it is sent, post-
paid and securely packed, to any address.
Ilenri Cain, the fiance of Emma
Calve, is the librettist of Massenet's
new opera, "Cinderella."
TO CURB A COLD IN OWE PAY.
Take Laxative Hromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. U5o
In Spain street car drivers get S3 a
Ji'ft try a 10c. box of (nsenrcta, candy cathar-
tic, the 11 nest liver and bowel regulator made.
New Zealand now excludes Chinese.
&nd true Is the verdict of the people regarding
flood's Sarsaparilla. Catarrh, scrofula, rheu-
natism, dyspepsia, nervous troubles yield to
pale rose pink satin, ornamented with
three undulating rows of fur. Its fitted
bodice had a square cut-out, and con-
sisted of pink silk covered with pale
pink mousseline de soie, over which
was a tiny flgaro of rich Russian gui-
pure dotted with wax heads and paste
Btonefl, and finished with fur edging.
Tho tiny pink satin sleeves showed fur
edging, and a black satin belt confined
Set Out Tree® in the Spring.
Spring is a better time to set trees
than fall, because, at that season, trees
are beginning to grow, and will, there-
fore. be in a condition to respond more
readily to treatment, while In fall they
are unlikely to establish themselves
before cold weather sets in. Preserve
the roots to the fullest possible ex-
tent, and do not disturb the tree until
after it has ripened and has shed its
foliage. If tie roots are cut away, as
they almost invariably are in spring
planting, be sure to cut back the top
proportionately. —Eben E. Rexford in
Ladies' Home Journal.
Herds of ravenous wolves are pester-
ing the farmers about Jefferson, N. H.
Tho Best—In fact the One True Blood Purifier.
HnnH'c l^illc (' re nausea, Indigestion,
I iUUU £> B BBlO hiliousuubs. JJ5 cents.
Raiser's (tarda arr Warranto! to Trodnee.
/John Breider, Mlshleott, Wis.. &*tonIshed\
world with a yield of n:tbii.of Salzer'Hf
r Kinjf Barley per acre, l'on't youbeliev
■ it! Just write I dm. Inonln-t nin. In 189?®
■ luo.noo II,.WI t.-i:.. , . I. I , M W
ItO DOI LAHH IVOIM II I OH lOe.C
■ri pktff. of new uiul mre farm m ed , including!
* above Barley. •rUnto, (llant Sperry, Humllf
lVetoli,"40e.\\'heniand otlivr i • v« lli. s, pns-lt
Titlvuly worth $10,to get a i tint, all port paid,/
including our great scud eatnloir, forlOo
\l.arire t growers <>f farm seeds nnd pot a ,
■a initio world, aft pkg . earliest
cgetublnRerdH.fi. Catalog tc!]..j
^all about !t. Oludly mailed ti
jJntending buyers. Send
tlda notice ^
iglTAHTliH OFC'HNTPH > or.,;
]FAY'S MAN I Li Al
No IM'ST nor It ATTI.l:. tin or <r„n.
A Durable Stili-1 imie |« r I'ln-ler on wall*.
\\ ater I'rool >hen I III im ■ mine material, tho
b««Ht ehenprnt in tin- umrk, (.Write forh*mpli-s.etc.
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Brown, Quincey T. The Territorial Topic. (Norman, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 26, Ed. 1 Friday, January 29, 1897, newspaper, January 29, 1897; Norman, Oklahoma Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc115755/m1/2/: accessed December 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.