The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 225, Ed. 1 Monday, June 11, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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The Perry JDailt Times.
PERRY OKLAHOMA, MONDAY, JUNK, 11, 1894
He Died With His Boots on and Pistol
LONQ FIGHT ENDED.
WAS III NTKD IN HIS LAIR-
U« It SurroHuiiftl lu h lloUB® Hy Itoputjr
M«r«lula ami « II• Trl#« to
|« Mhot II h 11 My 1 «• « • Tliriu
-Ills Body l.lkffljr l
tin ItrouKlit to
Akdmokk, I. T, June U Hy the
death of Hill Dalton at tlx- hands of
Deputy I'nited Stales Marshal Loss
Hurt. Friday, it i« believed the
Longvicw bank robber lias been laid
The identification is complete. His
widow is here under arrest ami (or her
attorneys your correspondent has scut
two telegrams, signing her name
"Mrs. Jennie lialton." The lirst went
to ('. II. Hliyens, 1407 Vannes avenue,
San l'rancisco, ami read: "My lius-
band, Bill Hal ton, lies here dead.
Come at once. I want his remains
kent home." The other one was ad-
dressed to Mrs A 1. Dal ion, King-
fisher, and read: "Hill lialton Is here
deuil Come at once if you wish to see
him |Sigued| .1 ksmk Kai.toM."
The place where they had rt a.on t •
Iwiifve their frame was in hiding was
surrounded by the | osse about * a. in.
yesterday. The otlicers on the east
side were covered by l)alton through a
window. Loss Hart was less than -in
yards from the house and called upon
him to halt. For reply lie turned half
around, tried to take aim while run
niug and just then the forty-four \\ in
die er of the olileer spoke. Two
jumps in the air were the only motion*
in ill.' after this by the fleeing man.
Hail ran up to ask him what he wa>
doing there, but he was too dead to re-
ply and expired without a word.
llwUluu From the Laud Otttc* iletrriula-
lui 1 III* to Towu Lula.
El Kkno, Ok., June 11.—[Special |
There was great excitement here yes-
terday on receipt uf the news from
Washington that the contestants in
lot eases had been sustained by the
decisions of the commissioner of the
general land ortice. This has been a
long and bitter light with the oetu-
pants on one side and the claimants
hy deed from the town company on
the other. The decision gives about
SI.Oisi.ihhi worth of property to the oc-
cupants and owners of improvements,
liereas the towusite board No. 4,
from Norman, had awarded the lots
i the town c impany claimants
here is rejoicing among the contest-
A FORLORN HOPE.
llr'egitte Klymi Hill
to (irl tlic IihIIhii
t Ion n 0| rur«l to Sett lenient.
Wa 8HlN( ton,June 11 — |Sp« eial |l>el
Flynn started some work of tin
floor of ttie house today in the direc
lion of getting the Kiowa. Comanche
Apache and Wichita reservations
opened to settlement It i* a very du
hi.his plan, but it is the only one possi-
ble and hence it has l een deoid1
make an effort.
There are two small agreements in
the ludian bill to he approved. Th
have been reported on favorably by
the committee and made a part of th
bill. The committee, of course, under
the direction of the secretary of tli
interior, has not yet reported the bill
t i open the Oklahoma country to set
tlenient. This is a disadvantage, bu
the members interre.sU'd in the bill*
that have been reported have agreet
to do all they can after their bill
have been passed in the bill in getting
an amendment attached to include th
It has also been decided by the rt'
publicans on the Indian committee t
WmI and they will control the republi
t an side. In this way it is proposed t«
add the Oklahoma bills or make it very
plain where the responsibility for n
itoin^ so can be found.
It is very certain that just as soon as
the mattereoines up some of the Texas
cattle attorneys on the floor of th
house will discover a constitutional
objection or will do something in the
line of earning their pay from the cat
tic syndicates interested.
It is also certain that the members
on the floor controlled by the secreta
r.y of the interior and the gang inter
ested in the grazing money will
tueir appearance, and all the adtninis
tration and congressional corruption
w ill at once assail the plan to open
that country to settlement.
Flynn, in some remarks relative t
the matter, paid his respects to one
Lieutenant Scott, at Fort Reno, who
favored the approval of the agreemen
until ex-Commissioner of Indian Af
fairs Morgan reported against allow
ing Scott a claim provided for him by
He also gave some attention in his
remarks to the attitude of Hoke Smith
in trying to defeat opening to settle-
ment certain grazing lands and re
called a conversation between th
prusident and some of the delegation;
opposing the approval of the agree-
ments where the president announced
that he was of the opinion that that
country should not be opened to settle-
Highest of all in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
After Two Weeks of Suffering, He
Dies Yesterday Evening.
A GALLANT FIGIIT FOR LIFE.
A tiiMMl Citizen Mini h Itruve Ottleer l.o t to
tlie CJIty—Detail* of llic Post Mor-
tem •:**initiation-Tlie Hotly
I'Mken to llMlinllial,
Mo , for Inter-
(irrHHiK, Okla., June 11-(Special.)
W. II. Lester, the city policeman
who was shot two weeks ago by
thieves in a Santa Fe box car, died at
o'clock yesterday afternoon. His
vitality was remarkable, for although
the wound was a mortal one, he made
a gallant light for his life and at one
time it was thouglu he might triumpl
over the grim destroyer; but for tin
past few days he gradually failed in
The circumstances attending th
shooting of hester are well remem-
bered. Two weeks ago while at the
depot the night watchman discovered
men robbing a box car. He im-
mediately ordered tliem to surrender,
but they refused. Help was sum-
moned ami Officer Lester started to
limb into the car, when a pistol ball
from one of the thieves went crashing
through his head, just back of the
A post mortem examination was
held and the ball, a 32 caliber, was
found embedded iu the middle of the
brain, also several pieces of bone car
1 by the deadly missil from the
skull. Noaiteries were cut ami the
wound was remarkably free from those
conditions that usually attend such
injuries doctors Smith and Cottcral
made the examination.
lUt l'ORONRK'8 IN^l KST.
The office of coroner being vacant,
Justice of the Peace Adams impanelled
a jury consisting of Jaiues Dooley,
John Call in, tins Rhoads, Ueorge W.
Taylor, ('has. Renfro aud L. M. Hom-
elier, who, after hearing the evidence,
returned the following verdict:
"We, the jury in the case of W. II.
Lester, timl that the deceased came to
his death while in the discharge of his
duties as a policeman, from a gunshot
wound, tired by uukuown parties "
The remains were taken to Hanni-
bal, Mo., for burial.
DALE IS SNUBBED.
A Klrknpou Indian Woman In Humeri to
Mollie Sako, an Indian woman, was
burned to death Thursday at her home
iu the Kickapoo country. The two
boys of the woman were playing about
it big tire. As the mother was passing
them, one of the lads pushed his
mother, knocking her into the fire.
He fore she could be rescued her flesh
was burned to a crisp.
Olney hill Not Appoint Koy llotftuaii A
nUtant 1'nlletl States Attorney.
Washington, June 11.—[ Special.
Attorney General Olney has for once
disappointed Chief Justice Dale, of
Oklahoma. lu place of appointing
Roy Hoffman, of Guthrie, assistant
United States attorney, according to
the Dale indorsement, he has appoint-
ed Thomas McMeechan. of Oklahoma
City. McMeechan was given the tem
porary appointment some time ago,
and while his permanent appointment
was being held up the chief justice
anil others triei with all their might
to get Hoffman appointed to the place
originally designated for McMeechan.
Now it is proposed on the part of
some that one assistant be provided
for each judicial district with the ex
ception of the one in which United
States Attorney lirooks resides. This
plan is suggested in order to make
mote places and provide office for lioff
man and also for Colonel Robinson at
Enid, and Colonel Daniels at Round
Pond. The attorney general is not
kindly disposed to the plan, but what
he will do later in the matter under
the Oklahoma and outside pressure
would be difficult to forecast.
One thing is plain, and that is that
the chief justice has injured himself
iu the eyes of the attorney general in
the fight he made for Hoffman, who,
according to the attorney general, did
not appear to be the light man for the
place to which Dale was determined to
land him. It is understood that the
attorney general made some very
poiutcd remarks about the matter and
insists that he was not treated right
by the chief justice.
IAKE AlJMIItE TALKS TO JOHN UN
Jake Admire, from his farm, has a
conversation with a neighbor that is
quite as applicable here as elsewhere.
Since he has become a farmer, Jake
has become quite a morali/.cr on poli-
•John," said 1, the other evening,
after I had loaded my pipe prepara-
tory to a rather wicked indulgence,
John, the county republican commit-
tee met in Kingfisher the other day
and took the preliminary steps toward
holding a convention for the purpose
of nominating a county ticket. For-
tunately the date fixed for tbe conven-
tion is long enough off to give us
plenty of time—to give everybody am-
ple opportunity to become thoroughly
posted in regard to the men who are
asking for the party endorsement.
You and I ore republicans; we believe
in the character of the republican
party; while we, of course, know it
has, during its long career, made
many mistakes, at the same time, ac-
cording to our way of looking at
things, it has been more nearly the
representative of the intelligence, the
patriotism and the humanity of the
American people than any other polit-
ical party during the last thirty odd
44It is time for us republican farmers
to begin to look over the entries for
the race and to decide upon the men
whom we believe to be best qualified
for the offices to be filled this fall.
Farmers are too apt to neglect these
matters—to let them go by default,
an l allow the town and village peo-
ple, who have more time and better
opportunities, to run the machine ac-
cording to their own sweet will. Of
course, we always get mad after it is
too late - after we have slept ou our
rights, and permitted things to be
lone which it is hard for us to consci-
entiously endorse. There can be no
nap judgment taken this year, for it
is now over two months before the
county convention. That there is too
much carelessness in the selection of
our public officers, all admit. When
we talk the matter over, as you arid I
often do, we agree that we do not half
do our duty, but, then, we are so busy
with our farm work that we keep on
neglecting the matter from time to
time until, as I "Vid a moment ago, it
is too late. There arc several things
to he considered in the selection of
••First. An incompetent man has no
business to be a candidate for •ffice.
Competency is the first important and
absolutely esseutial qualification. No
excuse or apology can be made for the
election of incompetent otlicers. Of
course, every man who comes out as a
candidate believes he is qualified.
Hut, the greatest mistakes made by
men, are made by sitting in judgment
upon their ability. Most men believe
in themselves; this is ofteu the case
when no one else concurs in their
judgment. Ignorant men are gener-
ally the fullest of vanity—they do not
know enough to know how little ac-
count they would be in a public
"Second. Honesty is the second
necessary qualification for a public
officer. No matter how able a man
man may be, how well fitted iu other
respects, unless he is rigidly and stub-
bornly honest, lie should never be
trusted in any public capacity. There
never has been a time when rugged,
determined honesty in public affairs
was so much needed as at present.
And. no part of this great country, I
regret to say, John, has suffered so
much from the lack of it as Oklahoma.
Our public officers spend our money,
they adopt regulations for our govern-
inen. they manage our affairs, and can-
not afford to sit idly by and see these
public offices turned over to men whom
none of us would trust for two dollars
and a half. As a rule it is easy to find
out whether a man is honest or not;
sometimes we are deceived. Hut, if a
man is not personally honest—if he
goes into debt without the ability or
iutention of pay ing—if he is indiffer-
ent 'to his personal obligations—rest
assured that he is not fit to hold a pub-
"Third. Political honesty, part
fealty, devotion to party, eonsti^; r:\
should never be overlooked. rl here
are too many men who are republi-
cans, for example, when they 'want
something,' and when they don't get
what they want they are "kickers.'
These men should be simply allowed
to kick and keep on kicking—kick
themselves out of one party into an-
other, and out of that into another —
until they kick themselves out into
the cold, where they should be allowed
to remain until they freeze."
EITHER DISHONEST Oli BLUN-
Hoke Smith absolutely knows noth-
ing about the needs of this country.
While a tight is being made in the
Chickasaw and Cherokee countries for
home courts, Hoke thinks it would be
well to let the Osage nation join the
five tribes, thus taking it out of the
judicial jurisdiction of Oklahoma.
While an effort is being made by the
Dawes commission to make some kind
of a treaty with the Chickasaw and
Cherokee nations by which their gov-
ernment will nearer approach modern
civilization, it is strange to see the
secretary favor the Osages. that hav<
heretofore been distinct, joining th
five tribes alliance and strengthening
their idea of independent government
The idea would not be so bad were
uot the Osage reservation detatched
from the other tribes and almost com-
pletely surrounded by homestead set
tie is. To let it go back to its own
Indian jurisdiction simply means th
perpetuation of two forms of govern-
ment close neighbors that shall keep
up a continual strife. The neighbor-
ing settlers iu the Cherokee strip can
hardly get along without a full and
harmonious relation with the people
of the Osage nation. They have to go
in and come out of the country in or-
der to move from place to place.
The leaders of the Osage nation are
just as smart men as any of their
neighbors in the Cherokee strip
Should they even come in and adopt
statehood, they* would have more than
jual political show. There is no
reason for Hoke Smith's move iu fa
voring their going back to the Indian
tribes. He is either ignorant or dis-
honest in his movement.
J. V. N. CRECORY, Pre . *. W- PARRA*. CMh *r.
V-C TALBERT, Alt't.CMh.
BANE of PERRY
CAPITAL, - - $50,000
j. V. N. IJRWIOBY, F. W. FAItRAR, V. C. TALHKKT, -
(iKO. S. HARTLEY, J. T. LAFKKRTY|
This Hank has the latest improved safe with automatic}bell
work. Also a fire proof vault. '—I
Smith Brick Manufacturing Company
NORTH PBRBY, BAST OF RAILROAD.
brio KS !
Perry Made Brick,-" SB
Cheap as the Cheapest,
Oonukrssman Flynn is again twist
ing the tails of the cattle in the Kiowa
and Comanche country. If he could
twist the neck of Hoke Smith, those
countries would be opened sooner.
Populist Ai.i.kn, of Nebraska, voted
for the sugar trust and Senator Peflfer
threatens to cut his whiskers in huinil
iation; but it is not known whethe
because he had not been "seen"
POISONED BY MULBERRIES.
Two Men Near KiiiitiilM, I. T., Die Fi
UllVeln-Other* Are 111.
Ei'FAi'i.A, I. T., June 9.—[Special.
As a result of eating mulberries, two
families have been entirely broken up
l.ast week the families of two fanners
living near Eufaula, named II. Tim
mons anil Tom.Waugh, ate a lot of
mulberries that they hail gathered
and in a short while they were all
taken suddenly ill. A physician was
called and pronounced it a case of
poisoning, there having been locust
eggs in the berries. Timmons an
Waugh have both died, and several of
each family arc very low and not ex
pected to live. The symptoms an
identically thu same as those <
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We carry all seasonable eatables.
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Civil Engineer and Surveyor
The surveying of lots and homesteads a specialty, plans aud estimates esti-
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l'ostoflice building, Room •«. All work guaranted.
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