The Daily Gazette. (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 105, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1901 Page: 1 of 4
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Stillwater, Oklahoma, Thursday Evening, June 6, 1901.
LOVERS ATTEMPT SUMDE.
TO AN END.
Attorney General Knox Submits
an Elaborate Report.
fi l ( ilh'c ilty being passed, considera-
tion will now he given to this re-
port. It would not be feasible to noti-
fy Jude taft by mail of his appoint-
ment us (he lirst civil governor of the
I hilippines in time for him to assume
office .Inly 1, so this must be done by
Washington, June 4.—About the
first of next month full civil govern-
ment will be set up in (he Philippine
islands, exactly as projected by the
Philippine commission. |As oon after
that date as an administrative machin- j
cry can be made ready for it. the new
Philippine tarilT will be proclaimed, al-
so following out the original plan
formed before the announcement of
the decision* of the supreme court last
week. It was alio decided that there
was no reason for an extra session of
congress. These determinations fol-
lowed a careful study of the jurisdic-
tions of the courts of Attorney General
Knox and Secretary Root, the reiults
of which were made known today. \f-
ter two hours discussion the cabinet
was unanimous in the opinion that the
recent supreme court decisions called
for ho change in the government pro-
Secretary Root has had little doubt
at any time since the court's action of
the feasibility of continuing the execu-
tion of the Philippine program without
violating any of the principles enunci-
ated by the court, and his study of the
court's opinions was mainly to make
sure that he had not overlooked any-
thing in the decisions that might qual-
ify that belief on bis part. He has not
found in any of the decisions delivered
by the justices anything to shake his
original idc and has so advised the
Attorney General Knox after an in-
dependent consideration of the decis-
ions was of tin- same mind, so the orig-
inal program w ill be carried out. The
attorney general submitted to the cab-
inet a very elaborate review of the su-
preme court decisions with his conclu-
Ks to the legal status of the islands,
the officials have nothing to say, but
while reserving full liberty to meet any
l«f(al attacks as may be thought best,
the general statement is made tliat the
exercise of authority in the Philippines
is to be by virtue of the supreme (low-
er reposed in the president : it may be
either as commander in chief of the
United States military establishment,
or by reason of the special designation
of the Spooner law :iperhapi either, it
is said, would be sufficient.
The civil government to be set up is
to be established under the military
government and will be a civil govern-
ment overcised through the military
powers of the president. The collector
at Han Francisco will continue collect-
ing Dingley duties on imports from the
Philippines—is regarded as warranting
the Iwlief that the court did not find in
this ease a parallel to the Delimacase.
The report of the Philippine commis-
sion setting out in detail the complete
scheme of civil government devised by
them is now in Washington, and the
foraker act constitutional.
Washington', June 4.—The supreme
court decisions as viewed by the ad-
ministration settles, tir t, that the
Foraker aet is constitutional, second,
that the collection of duties on Porto
Rican products between the time of
I he cession of the islands of Porto Rico
nnd the passage of the Foraker act,
was illegal and must be refunded.
rhese are held to be the main essen-
tial points of the decisions. Nothing
in them is construed to apply to the
tarilT situation as between the United
States hnd the Philippines. The con-
clusions of the cabinet are not based
on any knowledge as tojthe prospective
Philippine decision of the supreme
court thought it is declared that |there
is little apprehension as to the findings
of the decision. If the present system
is upset in that decision, which is not
anticipated there will be little difticu'-
ty< it is believed, in refunding the
amounts meantime collected under
MRS M'KINLEY'S CONDITION
Is Grave—But Little I lopes of Re-
The attending physicians of Mrs Wm
McKinlev are holding numerous con-
sultations owing to her grave condi-
tibn. Only a part of the time at night
does she rest well and at times it is
thought she improves but on the other
hand she suddenly grows worse.
A number of caller* go to the White
I house to make inquiries regarding her
I condition, but few are admitted to the
TAFT TO BE GOVERNOR.
Tried to Settle Hopeless Case With
Cocaine and Wood Alcohol.
Lincoln, Nkh., June fl.— j. Albert
Brink, city solicitor for a wholesale
grocery house and prominent in society
here, and Mrs. Mabel Walker took poi-
son at Brink,s room at a hotel in an ef-
fort to commit. suicide. When found
at 1 o'clock this morning the woman
was dead. Brink may recover. He is
in the custody of the police. The
body of Mrs. Walker was taken to the
morgue and an inquest w ill be held
during the. day. ller husband, who is
general attorney for an eastern pub-
lishing house, is either at Denver or in
the western part of this state. Brink
says the dead woman and himself were
infatuated, that she challenged him to
die with her, and they both swallowed
cocaine and wood alcohol.
Proclamation to Open Indian Res-
Wewoka, I. T , June 5.—(Special)—•
Chairman Tams Bixby of the Dawes
commission has arrived with a number
of assistants, including Indian Agent
Shoenfelt, F. T. Ma. r, Cravens, Doug-
las and others. They ate here for the
purpose of issuing allotment certifi-
cates to the Seminole Indian citizens.
Mr. Bixby thinks it will take at least
six months to finish the work at this
place and possibly a year.
The Seminole lands are graded and
rated *t $5, $2 50 and $1.25 per acre.
Each citizen w ill get $309 worth of land
according to the grade and loeotion.
The first applicant was Joseph Key,
who now holds certificate No. 1, for
the Seminole nation. The Seminoles
seem to be well harmonized and it is
generally unperstood that they will all
come forward and take their allotment
without any trouble or delay. Under
the guidance of Hon. John F. Brown,
governor of the Seminole nation, the
Seminoles are progressing fast.
The following is taken from the
Hardly a week passes by but that
The proclamation to open the Indian
reservations is now ready for publica-
tion. An Indian delegation called up-,
the president and asked for a post-i some Pwrson> usually not a subscriber
of any paper, calls at our castle and
asks ui to "roast' their enemy. Invar-
iably they insist upon composing the
libel end want the Star to accept the
entire responsibility for the publica-
tion. Our remuneration is presumed
LABOR'S UNIQUE DEMAND.1 to lie in the honor of assisting in the
j renovation of society. As a matter of
fact, our chances of prolonging our
m indane existence would hardly be
worth ten cents on the dollar if we ac-
cepted even one-half of the advice we
receive from these chronic kickers and
perpetual disturbers. If we ever want
to commit suicide we shall choose our
own means. Further we don't purpose
to have any enraged libelee.cotne run-
ning into our office with bloud in his
eyes and a shot gun in his hands, un-
less we can secure some more substan-
tial remuneration ihan the reward of a
Morai.. If anybody wants anybody-
else roasted in the Star they must
write their article, sign their name
and enclose an amount of legal tender
termined j ""I" ,*T "'77 "ne for tlle
Inspector General Brecken-1 to compel the local employers to come e 18 char£ed to nelpdefray the ex-
ridge, Surgeon General Sternberg, and j to terms. Five large manufacturing penses of B"r l)urial in case the libelee
Commissary General Westoji will have : concerns, employing nearly 20O mem- demonstrates a deposition to usurp the
j completed their tour of inspection by bers of the machinists' union, have
withdrawn from the Chicago Machin-
ery Manufacturers' organization. Four
ponement but were not met with
The Indians will file suit for injunc-
tion at once if their answer regarding
the opening is Pot satisfactory.
Will Iusist on Dissolution of Em-
CiiK'Auo, June ti.-— For the first time
in the history of Chicago unionists a
labor body is to present the unique de-
mand that its employers' organization
shall disband. The International As-
1.... , • xr i ta i i sociation of Machinists, through ts ta-
ll^ Inauguration May be Delayed , .... . ,
° J J e il officers, will insist on t ie dissolu-
Until August. | t'on 'he Chicago Association of
Machinery Manufacturers after Thurs-
day, unless the members of that or-
Wasiiinoton, D. C., June 5.—It is ganization show some disposition to
thought that the inauguration of Judge J settle with their striking machinists.
Taft as governor of the Philippine arch- More than 2.000 of the latter are now
ipelago will not occur before August, out, and are supported by the working | e.qual to 0110 dollar P8r
It is probable that Adjutant General | union members, who are determined line' The fee Per l'"
then, and will attend the ceremony.
SOLD THEIR OJNVICTS.
Florida Makes a Profit on Criminal
TaLlahassa, Ft.a., June 5.—The
state awarded its eight hundred con-
victs to the Turpentine Phosphate
Company at $150 annual rental ea.'h.
Formerly it got but twenty-four dol-
of the firms included have already
signed agreements with the officers of
the union despite the resolutions pass-
ed by the association, binding them to
refrain from arbitrating with their
The firms which have withdrawn
Each Indian Wiil Get $309 Worth The $150 000 Libel Suit Sudden-
of Land. ly Brought to an End.
Boston. Mass., June 5.--Judge C. U._
Hell this afternoon brought to a sud-
den and unexpected end the famous
$150,000 libel suit brought by Mrs.
Josephine Curtis Woodbury of Boston
against llev. Mary Baker Eddy of Con-
cord, N. II., the founder and present
hold of the Christian Scientists church.
He said :
"I have examined this libel case
with great, care, both while tie argu-
ments were going on and during the
tJial. I think the plaintiff has sus-
tained her case upon the matter of pub-
lication. As regards the publication
in the church there is no evidence
that any one there understood the al-
leged libel as applying to the plaintiff
so that she could not recover damages
upon this count because she had shown
110 injury from it.
"Taking the libela itself, I see noth-
ing which can in any way be said to
indicate the plaintiff in the first part
of the libel. The only thing said to
serve as means of identification are the
words'widow'and 'widowhood,' which
occur in the latter part of the mes-
"I have Come to the conclusion that
even the reftrence does not absolutely
identify the plaintiff, as it seems to
me,'that the plaintiff has not made out
aoase here w hich I can let g« the jury.
1 shall therefore be obliged to order a
verdict for the defendent."
The jury, which had been •*-
eluded while the arguments were be-
ing made, were summoned into the
court room. After explaining briefly
the cause for his course. Judge Bell or-
dered the jury to find for the defendant
which it did in the usual way.
A Needed Walk-
A much needed sidewalk should be
placed on the south side of the court
house square. If the county will not
place this walk the city should do it,
and as soon as this is done these prop-
erty owners are very willing and will
put down walks along their property
west of the court house square, thus
making a good walk from the college
to Main street with but one exception.
Those property owners referred too
are ready to place their walks as soon
as this is done but they feel it is of 110
use until the opening between them
and Main street is filled. The board
of regents of the college have wisely
used the money appropriated them at
various times for the betterment of
functions of Death, and give a practi-' college conditions and improvements
cal illustration of the inability of an which wonderfully benefits the city in
editor's epidermis to withstand buck- general as to the financial cordition
shot. and the price of property for individu-
Wi, p 1 . als and the city, as a city, should be
Will right- J very willing to have good walks lead-
Washi.voton, June6,—Samuel Pearson ing to these buildings. It is not only
a former Boer General, but who has a matter of returning good for good,
been fighting the exportation of blIt .. inatter of h,,sines«
American horses for the British army, i matter businiss.
said to-day: "The Boers have twenty
thousand men in the field and unless
from the association are Winslow Bros, ] offered honorable terms of peace wi..
(iallagner & Shank, Otton A Prince tlRht till the last man falls. The Boers
are well supplied nnd are putting up a
better light than the censored dispatch-
Herman Strube A Co., and the (iarden
City Fan company.
es would indicate. We hope
America v ill offer to intetvene."
Wheat harvest has commenced in
this country. Several farmers n«ar
this city are nowcutting their wheat,
and threshing will begin in a few
30 Days Only!
Only 30 days more in which to buy goods at WHOLESALE
FIRST COST at the TEXAS STORE. At the end of that time
we will pack up whatever we have left and go to our new
location outside of Oklahoma Territory. Money is easier to
move than goods and we will not parley about profits for
these next 30 days. At cost any article in our house is yous.
ELLIS & REYNOLDS
Proprietors of Texas Store.
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Griffin, Lester I. The Daily Gazette. (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 105, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 6, 1901, newspaper, June 6, 1901; Stillwater, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc115986/m1/1/: accessed April 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.