The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 66, Ed. 1 Monday, December 4, 1893 Page: 1 of 4
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The Perry Daily Times
PERRY, OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, DECEMBER 4, S93
Hfrr.-t.n-y Smith Gives a Self-Corn-
plimentar* Report ot the Strip
STILL STICKS TO LOTTKRY
>!• Slate* That •! #• Opening « •
Could Not Have Hmm l >
• Mun-lioil AluilKlity Might
II111 Tempered tli Kim
10 tlif shorn l.uinh
Mi | rilinU.
\YahHI v • ro.N, l ec. I Secretary of
tin* 1 nterior Smith, in his annual re-
port, submitted to-day. reviews
ifrith thoroughness the work of :ill
Hfcancheb of tin* department during the
past year II'' « ninents epoo tlu* at-
iff ln:i.li Mu:ic.\ <>f tin- legislation thus
fur enacted to provide for the legiti-
mate procurement of public timber to
fcitpplv the actual necessities of the
people, dependent upon it, to promote
settlement, and to develop th« natural
resources of the public lan I Legisla
lion providing for a wise anil compre-
hensive forestry system is reeom
Secretary Smith discusses at length
the opening of the Cherokee outlet.
II.- says thut the hardshipsincurred by
the applicants were an unavoidable
result, when so large a crowd —far
more than the land i« be obtained-
a%as prepared to rush madly upon it.
r>o care of the department -oiiM have
lessened the intense heat and prevent-
ed the stilling dust The si-ar. ity f
water was due to an extended drought
whieh had dried up many of the usual
sources of supply. When <>v« r o.onu
persons gathered in the neighborhood
of a single booth, it \s. s impossible to
place all the booths at locationssuited
for entry, and also to ljM(* a
suthcier. t water supplv. It is •
' lieved that aside from these hardships
the plan adopted was eirricd out to
a successful conclusion, ami prevented
to a large extent the wrongful ocou-
pane y * f the land by peopl
is stated in the information given that j
the imported register came there with
the idea that he could follow his old-
time practices of cheating at the
ballot box and even cheating while
making a tally In a convention ami
when he discovered that he could not
he proceeded to get mad about it. The
commissioner of the land office is in
formed that if he does not remove the
Tennessee importation he may be
called upon do till his place any how,
for it is certain to those who have in-
terested themselves in the line of get-
ting him changed to some other tield
of usefulness that he will not be able
to induce the people to treat him so
kindly in the future as thev have in
the past, and in order that he may not
get hurt by anyone who should chance
to pa • any attent Ion the department
is given the tip that it would be a
good thing to make a chance and give
them a register who is not so gay and
Kan., Boys Discovered
VRKPAKINH FOlt A FEAST.
Tlielr tioelrty Tinged w'tli Kleptomania
1'urloiiK Assortment < ' Artlrle* uuU
literature I'onllitcatPd hy t ho
Poller Many of the l* y«
lime I uslf't .lull ami
fa hied cav
A NOTEU KANbAN GONE.
( <.i. nel William A. I'llllllp# Die* Suddenly
at l'ort (illMOOi I. T.
I oui (iiitsoN, 1. T .Dec. .—|Special.|
Colonel William A. Phillips, of Salina,
Kansas, died here yesterday, lie had
come down on business, when he was
overtaken by sickness.
Colonel Phillips was one of the best
known men in Kansas, and belongs to
tin-history of Its early days. He was
of Scottish birth, but immigrated with
his father to Randolph county. 111.
I pon reaching man's estate he prac-
ticed law and edited a newspaper at
Chester. 111., for several years, and
a so became prominent as an author,
writing for several magazines, and
also publishing a number of books.
In 1- * he became a member of the
>\-w York Tribune staff. In that year
he came to Kansas as their Kansas
. orrespondent. In 1*.' 7 he conceived
the idea "f founding a colony, and de-
termined upon the site now
order to de-
ind by people whower
not entitled to settle thereon.
Kefcrring to the Cherokee Indian a
lotinents. the secretary state- that li
those representing the I
seeking to select the t<
speculative purposes In
feat the plan- of Indian sp
he approved the allotment
fixed the townsitcs in such a way as t
thwart their schemes. T he sec re tar,
•recommends, as ;i substitute i-r the
present system of settlement, the
adoption by congress of some plan
which, bv auction, lottery or other-
wise, may determine in advance the
ownership of each particular -•■ction.
The work of the Indian bureau
s)unvs that the Indians are steadily
advancing in civilization. It is a tnis-
ta.e. ht' sn> 10 M1PPose tl,!,t th,Mr
number is rapiJIv .lecre .siotr- " 11
contrary . tribal wars ami \v
the wilitiT ha. ceuscd, they an- in -
Much gtod is beinj,' aocom
everalt v and
When the war broke out he raised
the Third Kansas regiment and dis-
tinguished himself as a brave and effi-
cient commander. In l he was
promoted t" colonel of the Third
Indian lvgiment of Cherokees. lie
afterward comtnatided a brigade of
eivili/.ed Indians of several tribes.
I or several years he has been eiu-
ed as general attorney for the
Cherokee nation, and has received from
this connection the sobriquet of • Cher-
THE ENTIRE TOWN BURNtD.
City, .Mo., Dec. *2.—The
of All Ha ha has a rival in
Chief of Police liiginboth
vd Thursday in an isolated
quarter of the deep ravine south of
Argentine a carefully concealed exca-
vation where eight hoys who call
themselves the "Noung Mens Heading
Society" have for months been revel-
ing in yellow covered literature of
the "Rattlesnake Pete" varietv. The
boys will lie watched pending investi
gations of many petty robberies which
have l epn perpetrated in Argentine
When the police descent led on the
place yesterday, two ineint ers of the
society were found cooking an eight*
pound turkey in an iron pot other
preparations had also been made for a
thanksgiving dinner. A book lying on
the table disclosed the nature of tin
organization, and its roll of members.
It showed that .lohn Clinick. < arl Van
Voast "Pig" Castner. Itay « astner.
••Pel" Frost, Kd Kiner. Ilarrv Stiekncy
and Tom Strong- were members In good
standing. Several of them have been
in the police court from time to t me
and served jail sentences. 'I liev range
in age from Pi to i: years, and most of
them arc of good families in Argentine.
The cave was of most ingenious con-
struction and so carefully hidden that
persons living in the immediate neigh-
borhood were unaware of its existence.
Kntranee is gained ihrottgh ;• small
wooden door. A hidden string hangs
outside, and this, when pulled, ring
llo I* In lor "time |i e«tIgittloii .lust to
Sliuu That lie Don't Fear luvettl-
Wasiuno ton, Dec. 4. —I special. I Com-
missioner Kamoreaux. of the general
land office, better known in Oklahoma
as ♦Miladstoiie." has ordered one of his j
many special agents to make an inves- I
ligation of an advertisement by a firm j
of attorneys in an Oklahoma newspa-
per, claiming that the linn ha> special
facilities "for land office business." It
would seem that the commissioner has
picked out some one where lie thinks
that it would be safe to make an in-
vestigation without running across
the cipher arrangement or the mo>*e- |
ments of his financial friend, John (
23I-U"DS02Sr >Se ST. TGII1T.
,* o^.cnj, or. wnu.r.eue.jla
Smith Brick Manufacturing Company,
KAST OK RAILHOAD.
Perry Made Brick,
Cheap as the Cheapest.
The I ^
t mi it ret
. I'll 11 i.i 1-^ i>i \i>-
•sinioi ami KaiitaM I'lor
> \ I l v
c The sad in-
s reached here that < ol.
Phillips, of this city,
essman from the Fifth
iona I district of Kansas,
•rv suddenly at oclocU
yesterday afternoon, .it 1 ort <«ibson I
T.. where he lunl gone a few d-iys :*g«
on business. I'or several years he ha-
aeted as attorney for the < herokecs.
lie was identified prominently with
the early history of kans \
j. l. calvert,
Town Lot Cases
"Hl^'eWelyei^^aUoati".'!. ' iuu hu'Ty.-arM of oxperience
I a,a prepared to reader you the ..est of
P. O. BOX
PERRY, O. T.
bell within, wa
plished by allotme
f Indian depredation
, laims is .ieemeil a subject of irrave
icinsicU'ration. I n'ler the
law the upp "priations n>tended ''11
the support of the Indians will
•>„. consumed by the payment ..f
laims. and second appro
; would he necessary to meet
*.i that the payment of
will eventuii ll> . 1vr.. \ ■
ernttient. It is I'stiniat. d
■laims will absorb many
loliars. and the p<di. \
V eliiiir the twa-mrv to tins .Irani is
Tlie re.-, n. troubles in
iiyt "(i are i..,i-ln'd il)> n
It, i"d thr secretji ^ mires tin-
of the bill nott pend
prompt | ^ . ,,11/i-es. extendlni; l.hc
"ll"' w> the I uit< (lStall's eonr(>
.H.r.s.Hct.." fi (,,|.r;,,iry..include
\ ' . .-^rtu-.u! „f all cases when
the rtjrht o show#, without r<
"aril t citi/.ei *'"1* .
ituii itf we nitons t li
Upon the sii
amount saved t
the stoppage >f '• I- p '
the Ch. 1
act < i penMon
Uiition to the great
it he government by
a.os '«hought that
led Ity mi Incendiary Speedily
Out the Town ol Durant. I. T.
I. T . I)ee. 1.—| Special. | l.ast
nitfhl Durant, a town twelve miles
fr.uu here, was u thriving town with a
number of btuiiicu houses* Now it is
About o'clock this morning some
nd set lire in the upper story of a
billiard hall and in a short time the
iitire town was a mass of llames. All
work to stop the conflagration proved
utile, and in less than an hour the
lames had eaten out the entire 'ousi-
Following is a list of those who lost:
John Malcolm, storehouse and gro-
cc v S-. .(Mi: s. l arley. dry goods and
clothing, s'',IK-o: M. C. Clark, store-
house. ssim: .1 11. Ilobinson
s: i.'i'. Co-operative )
drugs. -1 ,."00; \\ I..
55(Ki. .1. II Davis,
disc, si .-..nun; \Y T
a sliding ]
door, through which
is whispered in 1
Buckets of Blootl stvl
cave is twelve feet \vi le
feet long and eight feet
ceiling It contained eo
and rusty revolvers u
heating stove. ;« bed and -i t;i
tuted the furniture. On tin
a plentiful supplv of ' Ii ^ht
in hieh the adventures
eyed detective played n
All the books were mark
or less neatness:
.1 fonrt -en
t ho i
llo r 1'
it end; a
if the lynx-
si mil part.
I with more
in I8&6 w,.-. published bj Mr Pb lllps on*
quest of Kansas. i y Misaoun anU Her AI
tlio most authentic as well as minute history
of i ii<- free mate trouble* of the years W '• i-"
antl !H5rt He was a statincu roj)|mu ter of frer
doni and the strentrtb of his convict n-ii- and bis
earneatnt are fo . i.'i In the flerj • b if m ter ot
the lanifuajfe of lb? work
in iks; be founded the city < f Salina
During these early ye
11 politic* and
i,<k us' an
THE GUTHRIE PLANING
J. r. CHEATHAM, Manager and Proprietor.
Manufacturer of Doors, Sash. Newel Posts, Balusters,
kinds of Moulding and Casinfe, Torch Posts, Corners, Kase Blocks.
Store Counters and Shelving a Specialty. Estimates ifiven on all kind.
III HAM I., 1I0YES, l'i
L. II. TRKEMAN, Cash.
to its pro\ i
AH the articles
confiscated by tin
.Reading S n el
n the cave have
tore, grocery and
L. \V. Robinson.
Clark. dry ^oods
I amazed about • •.',ouo;
Roberts, damage to
si (idi srn i
\ | l.l \st
UUe ptPts evt
lembers < f ih
solemn pro ti
st a 1
rill eoiistitutlou, bo
late for supreme ju
i- meeting iiave steri
nuld ailmit Kansas
usiitution without i
would ! • put ;nto activ
be supported and defetv
sition, come from wbate
!I at Tope Ua in Apr
•rs under tbc Leave
• as named as the ca
:ioti< that if congress
imlrr th«- I^ecomptoti
> it iii!>sioii to i vole
operation ami •• oul<1
led against any oppo-
,*cr quarter it may "
FARMERS and MERCHANTS BANK
Corner of I!, and Seventh streets, Perry, 0. T.
I )oos a G eileral Banking Business,
Nearly all the
IT IS NOT SO
pension:- ^ here .
pensions could not
another medical exa ^
essary the payment *
This, he says, was d. i
iiiissioner ot pensions i
tinff almost from its« „
was found that many sit \pembd -
• 1,1, to sni.plV proof When the nei-e-
aary notice ti, thla effect "u -IV''"
I'aynienl to tl.. s.- was at onee r.
Ci.*mi was nee-
by the tom-
p\, I'HU tU'C of
practice of th«baW u«xiat-
—- "atioa. Jt
ASK A REGISTER'S REMOVAL,
I \v..o.l ,.rJ <>. T ■>" >'■"
l ike tIip rondnet « 1 r-
WA ui5QT0 , Dec. i —[Special. | Eej-
ister Hammock, at the town of Wood-
ward, sent there from the state of
Tennessee, appears to have lost Ins
temper recently, from the reports
made about liiin received at the land
otlice from leading demoeraUsof Wood,
ward. They annonnee that some time
a(fo, when the earpet-baBirer tried t"
he one of the delegates to the state-
hood convention and when lie was set
aside with some emphasis by the peo-
pie, he proceeded to jjet very utiffty
and concluded that lie could run the
town. It is stated tlia1 the citizens
simply took him in and took care of
him tenderly until he got in a liett
humor and was induced to see how
reall.v kind they ha.l been to him. II
The linn Ab-iut I'roftn-or Mryker an
(it'Tiiuir, Okia.i pec. 4.—(Special.|
An item appeared in the Perry Detn-
•••-rat to the effect that Mrs. 1. II.
Mryker. of tin- city, liad been dr:iw-
iiifraudulent pension asa widow and
that bring confronted by Special 1'en-
i,Lin Agent Thomas Moelislager stated
that she found out tiiat iter
husband liad another wife and
by tiiat clreainstanee she thought ^he
wa- :ill entitled to it The statement
is in purt erroneous. Mrs. Stryker
drew the pension under tile idea that
remarriage did not deprive her of it,
that she still continued to be the
soldier's widow. When she was noti-
fied of the mistake by Special Agent
Moekslager. she immediately paid the
overdraft back. The following re-
ceipt from Mr. Stockslager is its own
evidence of this faet:
Iiepartiuent of the Interior. Special
K muni net- of Pensions. (iuthrie,
Oklahoma, Nov. 1 s'.i t.
Ileeeiveit from Mrs. Diantlia 1 Stry-
ker. the sum of one hundred forty-four
,i,illars. refundinent of overdrawn pen-
sion money, said amount or sum bring
u full and complete refundment.
T. A. Stim khi.auKit.
Witnesses to signature:
.1 No. M II AM .
1-'. M HtX KM AHT.
The story that Professor Stryker has
another wife is absurd and simply
some of the neighborhood gossip lie
has never been married before.
\\ ,s|unotiin. I lee - -The cltairnuin
of the senate eoinmitti I'aeilie nil-
romia is t'lilvin S. llrice. of nlii' 1 his
position was conceded to that gentle-
man as a testimonial in recognition of
Ids brilliant career in railroad manage-
ment. as illustrated in the history .if
the Nickel Plate system. Those who
felt proud of the advancement of Mr.
llrice in the senate to the
distinguished position of elmir-
man are somewhat surprised at his
acceptance of the chairmanship of the
committee on the reorguniz ition of tlie
I nion Pacific Kailroad t'o Mr .1 I!
ileill.v, of Pennsylvania, ehairmaii "f
the house eominitteee < n Paeitlc rail-
roads. a position from which several of
his predecessors have graduated into
attorneys for the Pacific railroads, lias
also been appointed a member of the
committee on reorganization.
This combination of government con-
trol. personal interest and corporate
selection is somewhat startling* to those
who have followed the History of the
subsidized roads. As a natural propo-
sition the chairmen « f the respective
railroad committees of the senate and
house would seem to have a direct offic-
ial interest in the reorganization of the
roads which thej are appolnte i by con
gress to legislate upon, but the inter-
ests of the public, which representa-
tives are supposed to represent, and tli
sts of the corporations have been
foj many ye
lie It I
WHITE - CITY - RESTAURANT.
HULS 6l WELLS. Proprietors.
The ISest at Moderate Prices-Try Us
Half Block West of I.anil Office, Perry, 0. T
STAR. GROCEB Y.
CHOICE GROCERIES, FLOUR and FEED,
s. Maine, Manager.
Perry, O. T.
North Sixth Street
I.ommu. Dec -J. \ I. IInice. s,m-in
law of LWlnfrxtone, the (freat explorev,
who was the promoter of Kmiii i-eiiet
expedition and iiiaii.v Afrle in mission-
coinpnnies, died on WedneMliiv.
I nll.*<l s|«le. .Iinl«^ Itlllliii;. llenil.
Nl « (Hit.BAN". Dec Jttdgo E. C,
Hillings, of the i'nitoil States dislriet
court, died this morning' at New Haven,
i.adv lively n More ton, sister of tin*
carl of Diieic. whose eonTcrsion to the
11,1111,111 I iilliolie church .-rented <|iiite 11
stir in Knirland few years a^o, bus
now. it is announced, returned to the
-|'|ie steamer Kurnpe. which bus a rriveil
at New York from I.ottdon, was on tire
ilurinn- the voyage. I he tire brol
iiuionii II lot of chemicals and w wi'.li
ureat difficulty subdued.
rrltrprpipiiutlvn Ullicr at I(«* .t
TortKA. Kan.. Dec. .1. II Oliver.
ex-i*epresontativc of this eotinty. pi'
ant secretary of the democratic central
committee anil well known in demo-
oratlu aU'cio*, tiled this inprnin^
pneumouia at hifc home at Silver lake
lie was a Kansas pioneer
Phillips was naicc'l as ; moifl
republican territorial f inral committee As :i
n - mix v • ' the oommittee on platfopin ho
< is tod in forinalaiins this lr-ioric document.
wuh chnirmau of the republican state con-
ntioti held in Topek'. n October, l^j?. th
crctaries >er\in.r under him beinir John A
Martin ai.d the'.ate Senator l'rtst >n II. PluinU
At the rupuhlicun conv nt'.on nt I.iwience. in
i. 183.'. he was named a delegate to the
national convention and was the author of the
ilution adopted indorslu? William 11 Sew
us the lir>t choice of Ivui^as republicans
for president, as against Abraham Lincoln.
Mr. Phillips was also appointed ia member <>f 1
the state central commiiu
When th«* war torolte out he at once enlisted
and raised the I hird Kansas an J when it was
tendered t President Lincoln it was at once
•ceptcd. On its consolidation Mr Phillips
as appointed majir uf the First Indian re;-
nicnt. and at once joined the fore which
i marching *o the front. In Jc.iy, is«5'2. h •
was pr tno.ed to the colonelcy of th - Third In-
dian a Cherokee regime t. A month later l o
was u command « f a unmade uf civilised
In iaus who had been or/a iited. uniformed
and drilled alter the same rules :t-
the white soldiers Th; brigade contained two
regiments ct Cherokees. one of Creeks with
battalions aud companies of S« ininoles. Oohe-s,
Natches, Sdawneea, Delawares and OsaL'es
Ai the close of the year, acting on Instructions
from Washington, he reorganised the Indian
forces on a new and more intelligent plan la
January. 18M, be was appointed bytien Sco
Held to the command if a tiivislon ia
the tleld including the Indian troops,
parts of the Sixth ami Ninth Kansas
volunteers. Hopkins' hat ter v, the 1 irst
Arkansas battery, the First Arkansas cavalry,
the First and Second Infantry and severalotlur
commands. The same year he was given two
divisions and continued in command of a sepa-
rate urmv in the field until the close o'the
war He took part in nearly ail of the engage
ments fohght in Kansoa, west Missouri Arkan-
sas and the Indian territory.
Ht was born in Scotland 67 years ago
ftadly Injured Miner.
(oi.oltA l>o St'RlM.s. t'ol.. Dec. Pat
Sullivan, a miner in tli ' Uosetta mine,
at < ripple creek, had .i^hted the fuse
to three shots nt the bottom of the
haft, 100 feet deep, lie then signaled
i be hoisted. The engineer did not
fspond promptly aud Sullivan, while
nly si few feet above reeoived tlie
i ree of the explosions, lie was badly
H. B. HUGHBANKS
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
I'ractict in all
J. C. DEAN
courts. Special attention given to land practice
and criminal cases.
.... - Ok. Tor.
C Street Between 7th and 3th Sts.
Curries a Complete line of shell' ami heavy hardware,
barbed wire, agricultural implements, pumps,
windmills and harness.
Procure Our Prices before Buying,
FEUD A JACOBS. WILL A. LINDSAY
JACOBS & LINDSAY,
The Surveying of lots aud homesteads a specialty, plans and estimates
furnished on all branches of engineering.
Office over the New York Hardware Store, C Street below 6'h.
All Work Guai'auteed,
Ucn up and will he blind for life if
he should survive, which is improbable.
( lileitU'i Ilieater ItiinieU.
CiticAtio, Dec. The I lay market
theater at llalstcad and Madison
au<?ht tire this morning, and in
ilnuit an hour the theater proper was
ntircly ruined while the stores in J
front were badly damaged and the of- j
floes destroyed, I
Duke of i etnsl«r DetiU,
1 jONi on. Dee. - The duke of Lein- i
ster died to day in county Kildare, ire-
la ml. one of his three country n at*, of
typhoid fever, lie wan the tifth duke
Mr-. II.«miiiornle.v In Mnrrj \riiIii.
Liv •tl'ooi., Nov 0 The duchess of
Mariborou^rh. formerly Mrs. llammers-
lev ol New ^ i rk, will shortly be married
to II ugh MeAlmont.a well known sports-
man and one of the richest men in Kug-
S. A HEMPLE,
Fbmly - Groceries • end - Feed.
Northeast Corner of Sixth and E8t.
No Boom Prices. Come and Get Acquainted.
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