The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 7, Ed. 1 Friday, August 25, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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THE TWO TERRITORIES
PH FEVER IS CHECKED
TO ANML ALLOTMENTS
National Party of Cherokees Decide*
to Bring Suit
MUSKOGEE: The national party
of the Cherokee nation, which Is in
annual convention at Big Tucker
Springs, has determined to bring suit
to annul the allotment of lands.
The delegates to the convention,
about 500 strong, assembled this
week, and the first question to come
up foi- consideration at the opening
session was the refusal of Governor
Rogers to call an election for mem-
bers of the council. It was deter-
mined to send a protest to President
Roosevelt against Chief Rogers.
The question of freednien receiving
allotments also came up for consider-
ation, and it was determined to ap-
peal the case to the United States su-
It was also decided to bring suit to
annul the entire work of land allot-
ments. The ground for this suit is
that, the court of claims having de-
cided that the adopted citizen?, wh>
carried the election for the ratifica-
tion of the treaty under which the al-
lotments are made, the whole pro-
ceeding is illegal. The leaders are
said to have secured the advice of
counsel on the question of allotments
and believe they have a good case.
TO BOOM INDIAN TERRITORY
New Buildings for Indian Mission
SHAWNEE: Frank A. Thackery,
superintendent of the Shawnee Indian
mission, has received notice that the
department of the interior will, on
September 14, open bids for the con-
struction of two dormitories, each
with basement and two stories
In height, equipped with electric light
or gas, steam heat, new sewer and
water system, to be furnished by the
department, and also a domestic hall,
to be used also for cooking and eat-
ing apartments, each with a capacity
for 150 students, to replace those de-
stroyed by fire two years ago. The
cost of the improvements will be in
excess of $100,000.
SWINDLE THE WHITES
Freedmn Selling Land to Which They
Have No Claim
MUSKOGEE: Another of the nu-
merous cases which have come up in
Indian Terri'ory where white men
claim that negroes have tried to sell
them allotments which they never
possessed, obtaining part payment
upon the land by such fraudulent rep-
resentations, was brought before
United States Commissione- Seofield
here. Chris Wright and John Robin-
son, negroes, were arrested here on
complaint of W. R. Everette, who
claims that the negroes offered him
a piece of land for sale and that he
put up $10 on it to hold the deal. Mr.
Everette claims that he afterward dis-
covered that the negroes had no land
WAS HEAP BAD INDIAN
Killed Brother and Mother and At-
tempted Life of Stepfather
MADILL: Deputy Marshals Cum-
mlngs, Briee and Chatman, of Ada,
passed through Madill, en route to
Ardmore, with Clarence Brown, who,
It is charged, had killed his brother
and mother and shot his stepfather.
He is a full-blood Indian. It is alleged
that he wanted to control all the allot"
ments of the family and upon his not
being permitted to do so h-e entered
his mother's room at night, and while
that he wanted to control all the allot-
gun Into her leg and the other into
lier breast. That his brother, coming
to her rescue, he shot him upon his
entrance at the door, killing him, and
that he then pursued his stepfather
and wounded him. He has been land-
ed in the Ardmore jail.
CREEK NATION SCHOOLS
Next Session Will Begin on Monday,
MUSKOGEE: Walter Falwell, of
the Creek nation schools, announced
that the next session of the schools,
which will close March 4, 1906, will
begin Monday, September 4. Mr. Fal-
well has made a trip over the nation
and sas every arrangement has been
perfected, and that the indicatims
are for the largest attendance in the
history of the system.
Superintendent Charles W. Briles,
of the Muskogee public school ss.v-
tem, announced also that the schools
of this city would open for the session
of 1905-G on Monday, September 11.
Mr. Briles has been here for some
time arranging matters and has made
several changes in the text books.
The new school houses for which
bonds were recently authorized wiil
■not be ready for the coming session of
the city schools, but it is hoped they
will be completed before the holidays.
"Katy" Has Reserved Space at Nine
State Fairs for This
MUSKOGEE: Land agents for
the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Rail-
way company have notified the dif-
ferent towns in Indian Territory that
the road, at its own expense, has re-
served space at a number of state
fairs throughout the United States
for the exclusive use of exhibitors
from Indian Territory. Space has
been reserved at the following state
fairs: Missouri state fair at Se-
dalia; Iowa state fair at Des Moines;
Nebraska state fair, at Lincoln; Wis-
consin state fair, at Milwaukee; Min-
nesota state fair, at Hamline; Ohio
state fair, at Columbus; Indiana state
fair, at Indianapolis; Michigan state
fair, at Grand Rapids; Illinois state
fair, at Springfield.
CONDITION IN NEW ORLEANS IS
i IMPROVING—PHYSICIANS PRE-
VENT SPREAD OF DISEASE
STRING ON CHECK
Real Estate Man Has Doors Closed
For Failure to Pay Tax
MUSKOGEE: Indian Agent Kelsey
has closed the office of D. C. Ross, a
Tulsa real estate man, because the
latter failed to pay his tribal tax in
the proper manner. Ross made a no-
tation across his check for $75, repre-
senting the amount of the tax, stipu-
lating that the cheek would not be
good unless the United States su-
preme court ruled against the legality
of the tax. When Agent Kelsey sent
this check to the bank it was protest-
ed, and he had to pay $4.50 fees. The
Indian agent will keep the real estata
man's office closed until he submits a
check without strings to it.
FAILS AFTER FOUR ATTEMPTS
Government Unable to Dispose of the
Choctaw Coal Lands.
ARDMORE: In the opinion of
Thomas W. Hunter former candidate
for governor of the Choctaw nation,
additional legislation is needed in the
disposal of the segregated coal lands
of that nation. For the fourth time,
he says, the department has been un-
able to sell the land through sealed
bids. Under the present law, only
960-acre tracts can be purchased. This
limitation has deterred big companies
He favors a law that will provide
for the sale of the coal area without
limitation. The interior department
has fixed a minimum price for the
coal lands. The bids did not begin to
approach the true value of the lands.
EL' P NG COUPLE CAUGHT
Society Girl of Lawton, 0. T., Has
ANADARKO: Miss Helen Wright-
man, of Lawton, by orders from her
father, was arrested here on the
charge that she was under age and
had run away to marry C. J. Wood,
also of Lawton. The couple appeared
at the probate court room and asked
for a marriage license, and while
waiting Sheriff Thompson arres'ed
the girl. She insists that she is 18
years old, but Wood is only 20 years
old. They are of highly respectable
Troops Return from Hike
LAWTON: The six batteries of
the provisional regiment of artillery
company, 800 men, which left Fort
Sill on a practice march, have re-
turned, having gone to Cache, Sny-
der, Mountain Park, Roosevelt and
Hobart, a distance of about 140 miles.
It was a hard march, owing to the
intense heat and lack of water at
many points in the mountains.
Conversation is the vent of char-
acter as well as of thought.
PARDON FOR SHAW
Man Sent Up for Manslaughter Is Re-
leased by the Governor
GUTHRIE: The action of Gover-
nor Ferguson in pardoning A. E.
Shaw of Mountain View is generally
commended. Shaw was sentenced
at the October term of court in
Washita county in 1902 to a term of
four years in the penitentiary for the
crime of manslaughter in th-e second
There seems to have been extenu-
ating circumstinces in the case.
Shaw, whose reputation was that of
a peaceful, law-abiding man, had in-
curred the hatred of Walter Burns,
who had frequently threatened and
attempted to take his life. Shaw had
been a witness in a land contest case
in which Burns was interested.
At the time of the killing, Burns
was on Shaw's farm, and had drawn
his revolver with the avowed inten-
tion of killing Shaw. Shaw is said
to have fired in self defense. Shaw
is very poor, and was unable to ap-
peal his case. He has a family of
thirteen children. He went from
Kiowa county to the penitentiary un-
DEATH RATE MUCH LESS THAN EXPECTED
Yellow Fever Is Spreading Some, But
Not Beyond Expectations—But One
Section of New Orleans Affected—
New Cases Are Decreasing
NEW ORLEANS: With the fever
checked in the city and provisions un-
der way to prevent further reinfection
from t ue country, the lr:al situation
is encouraging. Of the new foci, one
is above Canal street, Rr i park, in
the fashionable residence district .
and which opens into St. Charles ave-
nue, a well known citizen and mem-
ber of Governor lUanchard's staff be-
ing the victim. Another case is at
a boys' college, far down town, one
of the employees h°ving been strick-
en. The Rev. Father Aveilhe, pastor
of St. Maurice church, is another pa-
Of the deaths, bul one occurred up
town. The victim was a clerk, who
had been here but nine months.
The news from outside of the city
shows the continue.1 seriousness of
the situation. Definite information
has been received from Dr. J. A. Dev-
eron, the state board physician sent
to Leeville, at the mouth of Bayou
Lafourche, a few days ago. His re-
port shows that the first news re-
ceived from there was not exagger-
ated. During two days of work he
found sixty-nine positive cases of the
fever, fifty-three suspicious cases and
145 cases, of dengue.
NEW ORLEANS: The yellow fever
situation shows a large decrease in
thenumbeof new cases being report-
ed, and the death list shows a market
falling off. These facts, togeth r with
the showing that the scourge is being
confined to its original limits, is en-
couraging to all. A number of pa-
tients taken with the disease have
recovered, and their cases have been
dismissed by the physicians. Dr. T.
D. Berry, of the marine hospital ser-
vice, has recovered after a ten days'
A number of outside towns have
boycotted our wholesale houses until
after the yellow fever has been wiped
out, believing the goods shipped from
here is liable to carry infection. The
board of tra^e has asked Surgeon
General Wyman regarding this in the
"Is there any risk involved in out-
side points receiving goods shipped
from New Orleans under the precau-
tionary rules of your service, and is it
not a fact that goods of any kind, per
se, cannot carry infection?"
Surgecn General Wyman answered:
"Merchandise of any kind, per se,
cannot carry infection of yellow fe-
ver. It must harbor infected mosqui-
toes to do so."
The theory of Dr. Leach, a St. Paul
physician, that a person arsenized
was immune from the disease, has
been exploded, as two deaths have
been reported from persons experi-
menting. The doctor insists that he
will try the arsenic preventative him-
self, despite the fact that he can get
no reputable physician to aid him in
There is no news of special impor-
tance from outside the city, only two
new points of infection being report-
ed, one case at Madisonville, in St.
Tammany parish, and the other at
Kenner, in Jefferson parish. The case
at Madisonville is traced directly to
Patterson reports seven new case3
and no deaths.
No new cases deevloped at Sarpy
(Terre Haute), nor have any cases
been heard of at the other points in
St. Charles parish.
Dr. Gustine, health officer at Ken-
ner, also reported that there were, all
t,old, nine positive cases at Hanson
City, which is three miles above Ken-
ner. They are all Italians but one.
Dr. Wasdin reports that there have
been no new cases at Mississippi City.
YELLOW FEVER IN MISSOURI
D?goes Slipped Through Quarantine
Line and Cause Excitement
GREGORY, MO.: Three cas( s of
yellow fever have developed here.
All are Italians. One victim has died,
and the two other cases discovered
are said to be very low.
The three infected Italians, with
four others of the same nationality,
were brought up the river to Gregory
recently from Greenville. Miss, and
employed at track work by the Bur-
Excitement is intense, and much
indignation is expressed that they
were permitted to slip through the
Gregory is a lumber camp on the
Mississippi river, fifteen miles from
LITTLE EDITOR IN DILEMMA.
Identity of His Visitor Was a Real
A well-known New York publisher
has the entrance to his private office
guarded by one c,' his editors, a small
man, who, as the day wears on, sinks
down in a little heap in his high-back-
ed chair under the weight of the man-
uscripts he has to read. The publish-
er was exceedingly proud of his
friendship with the late Thomas B.
Reed, who usually called when he was
in New York.
One day the huge form of the speak-
er of the House of Representatives
loomed up before ihe little editor,
with the evident int*nt of bearing
down upon the private office.
"Back!" shouted the little editor,
waving a slender arm with much vig-
or. "Back! Go back to the offlth and
thend in your card."
Mr. Reed paused, inclined his head
to view the obstacle that opposed his
progress and smiled. Then he pon-
derously turned on his heel and did
as he was directed.
Of course, the published bustled
out personally to conduct the great
man into the private office. When his
visitor had departed the publisher
came forth in a rage. The little ed-
itor shriveled before him as he began:
"You confounded idiot, what do you
mean by holding up Tom Reed in this
fashion? Don't you know he is one of
my oldest friends? Don't you know
he's at perfect liberty to walk into my
office at any time without as much as
"Yeth," admitted the little editor
"You do? Then what do you mean
by holding him up and subjecting him
to such discourtesy?'1
"I thought he wath Dr. John Hall."
"Dr. John Hall!" exclaimed the ex-
asperated publisher. "Dr. John Hall!
Don't you know that Dr. John Hall is
"Yeth," returned the little editor
with earnest sincerity. "That'th whaf
A Modern Convenience.
When Albert Bigelow Paine, the er*
perinced author of "The Van Dwell-
ers," was looking about him for a
home In suburban New York before
he found his nest on Long Island, he
was interviewed by a farmer who had
a house to sell somewhere *p the
country. He described the place in
sunset and sunrise and green field and
yellow grain colors, and Mn. Paine
"Has the house any of the modern
conveniences?" he asked.
"You bet it has," replied the farmer
"Is that so?"
"Yes, siree; it's got the very latest
—there's a trolley car runs within a
half mile of the front door."
Of Course He Did.
Jimmy (the Chicago kid, visiting
his cousin Erasmus of Boston)—Say,
Rassy, did you ever play hookey from
6chool to go in swimmin' an' git licked
when you got home? Gee! ain't it
Erasmus—If you mean occasionally
willfully absenting myself from the in-
stitute of learning without the cogniz-
ance of my preceptor or my paternal
guardians, and seeking ti* shady pool
'.o indulge in natatorial evoluttons,
with the resultant chastisement on
my return to the parental roof, I am
ready to admit that I have indulged
myself thereim, James, much to my
enjoyment, notwithstanding that the
act was a reprehensible lapse from
Surprise for "Si" Shurtleff.
To Josiah Shurtleff, who, among hi
friends, is known as "Si," came the
following interesting but embarrassing
It was during the first term of Mr.
Shurtleff's service on the Revere
school board, and the occasion was his
visit to a first grade in a primary
school. The teacher was hearing a
reading class. The first sentence of
the lesson was as follows: "Oh, fie,
what a sly boy you are!"
Turning to one small boy, who
seemed eager, she said: "Daniel, you
Whereupon the lad, in a piping
voice, read this somewhat startling
statement: "Oh. Si. wjiat a fly boy
you are!"—Boston Herald.
She stood breast high amid the corn
Clasped by the golden light of morn
Like the sweetheart of the sun.
Who many a glowing kiss had won.
On her cheek an autumn flush,
I imply rtpen'd such a blush
In the midst of blown was horn,
l.ike red popples grown with corn
Hound her eyes her tresses fell.
Which were blackest none could tell,
Hut long lashes veil'd a light,
That had else been all too bright
Vnd her hat with shady brim,
•lade her tressy forehead dim
Hius she stood among the stooks.
['raising GOd with sweetest looks.
Sure I said. Heaven did not mean.
Where I reap, thou should'st but glean.
I.ay thy sheaf adown and come,
Sharp my harvest and my home
The Pace That Kills.
"I wrote him a neat letter asking
for the position."
"Did he answer?"
"Yes. Said that a man who takes
time to dot his i's is too slow for
LOST 72 POUNDS.
Was Fast Drifting Into the Fatal
Stages of Kidney Sickness.
Dr. Melvln M. Page, Page Optical
Co., Erie, Pa., writes:
"Taking too many iced drinks in
New York in 1895 sent me home with
a terrible attack of kidney trouble.
I had acute congestion, sharp pain in
_ the back, head-
aches and attaci s
of dizziness. My
eyes gave out,
and with the lan-
guor and sleep-
lessness of the
disease upon me
I wasted from 194
to 122 pounds. At
the time I started
using Doan's Kid-
ney Pills an abscess was forming on
my right kidney. The trouble was
quickly checked, however, and the
treatment cured me, so that I have
been well since 1896 and weigh 188
Foster-Mil burn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
For sale by all druggists. Price, DO
cents per box.
The flowering of civilization is the
finished man, the man of sense, of
grace, of accomplishment, of social
Here is Relief for Women. - .
^ Mother Gray, a nurso in New York, dis-
covered a pleasant herb remedy for women's
Ills, called AUSTRALIAN-LEAF. It is the
only certain monthly regulator. Cures
female weaknesses, Backache, Kidney and
Urinary troubles. At all Druggists or by
mail50cts. Sample mailed FREE. Address,
The Mother Gray Co., LeRoy. N. Y.
When a man is engaged in beating
a carpet it's up to his wife to be
around and see that he doesn't put
his thoughts into words.—Chicago
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Red Cross Ball Blue. Large 2-oz. package 5
cents The Russ Company, South Bemi, Ind.
WAISTCOATS FOR WOMEN
Supply the Necessary Bit of Color
to White Costumes
Women who love contrasts will be
pleased to learn that fancy waistcoats
will play an important part in the fall
and winter fashions. Englishwomen
showed a tendency to adopt the waist-
coat last spring, but the style of the
garment was hopeless from the
American point of view. Recently
Mrs. James A. Burden, Jr., who has
been in the limelight in Newport, and
whose gowns have been admired
greatly, has worn several dresses in
which the waistcoat formed an effect.
One of the most fascinating of these
costumes was of white serge, to
which a cherry-colored waistcoat
supplied the necessary bic of color.
A straw hat, trimmed with long-
stemmed cherries, was worn with the
gown.—New York Press.
Grave of Patrick Henry
Inquiry is made now and then as
to where Patrick Henry is buried.
The orator lies in a quiet grave on
the estate in Charlotte county, Va.,
where he formerly lived. Red Hill
is the name of the estate, which is
on the Staunton river, thirty-eight
miles from Lynchburg. When Pat-
trick Henry bought the place it com-
prised about 3,500 acres. One of
the nearest neighbors was John Ran-
dolph of Roanoke, fifteen miles away.
Red Hill is now owned by Henry's
grandson, William Wirt Henry.
Perhaps Plain Old Meat, Potatoes and
Bread may Be Against You for a
A change to the right kind of food
can lift one from a sick bed. A laCy
in Welden, 111., says:
"Last Spring I became bed-fast with
severe stomach trouble accompanied
by sick headache. I got worse and
worse until I became so low I could
scarcely retain any food at all, al-
though I tried every kind. I had be-
come completely discouraged, had siv-
en up all hope and thought I was
doomed to starve to death, till one
day my husband trying to find some-
thing I could retain brought home
"To my surprise the food agreed
with me, digested perfectly and with-
out distress. I began to gain strength
at once, my flesh (which had been
flabby) grew firmer, my health im-
proved in every way and every day,
and in a very few weeks I gained 20
pounds In weight. I liked Grape-Nuts
so well that for 4 months I ate no
other food, and always felt as well sat-
isfied after eating as if I had sat down
to a fine banquet.
"I had no return of the miserable
sick stomach nor of the headaches,
that I used to have when I ate other
food. I am now a well woman, doing
all my own work again, and feel that
life is worth living.
"Grape-Nuts food has been a god-
send to my family; it surely saved my
life and my two little boys have thriv-
en on it wonderfully." Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
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