The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 255, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 17, 1894 Page: 1 of 4
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The Perry Daily Times.
PERRY OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, JULY, 17, 1894.
The Rock Island Townsite War Still
TWO MORE BRllXiEH BURNED.
lulled Hlnlri Tro«>|>M lire lu Charge ut the
H'rrck —I'hm4iuk<>r and i.Ue Stock
Trains Delayed -dov. low*-
Section Mhii l«
Topeka, Kan., July 17. To Acting
Governor Lowe: At 4 so this morning
watchmen ou the track that separate*
Kremlin bridges, one half nille apart,
b.'tween Hound I'ond and Kremlin, re-
port that bridges have been burned
out. At 7 o'clock the bridges are still
burning ar.d so hot that bridge men
eannot work. Both bridges are a total
wreck. Twenty-four ear loads of eat-
tie shipped for Kansas City are de-
layed. It will be impossible to put
these bridges in shape, even tempor-
arily, to cross trains before night.
Captain Mackay is there with his
troops. He wires that section foreman
should be arrested for complicity in
obstructing the mails. The telegraph
wires were evidently cut to attack the
Two passenger trains ihave been de-
layed. Dynamite eartridges were ex-
ploded and wagons ami buggies were
heard driving in the vicinity of the
bridge during the night.
OLD SOLDIERS* CERTIFICATES.
A Mill Reported Favorably to l.egalixa Tlielr
Transfer to Oilier Hmum In Mak-
ing Homestead Fntrim.
WiiBixeTox, July 17. — I8peclml I
Secretary Smith in not well pleased
over a bill reported favorably by Sena-
tor Martiu today. The bill is to valid-
ate outstanding soldiers' additional
homestead certificates. It is called
tor \>y the fact that the retarj of
the interior became very gay sometime
ago in his war on the old soldiers. It
appears that he was not satisfied to
violate the law as it relates to pen-
sions, and rob the old soldiers by mu-
tilating an honest pension roll, but he
promulgated a decision that a soldier s
homestead certificate could not be
transferred. This operated against
many of the settlers in Oklahoma, as
well as all over the west. In many
cases old soldiers had secured certifi-
cates and. not being able to ulilize the
same, had sold them to other parties
and they had used them in locating on
it had been the ruling of the depart-
ment to recognize the sale of such cer-
tificates, and when the decision an
nouncing that the transfer was ille-
gal was made known there was quite
a surprise that the personal animosity
of the secretary of the interior to the
old soldiers of the country would lead
him to such extremes. There was a
loud protest from the old soldier ami
the fight commenced through Senator
Carey, ami today the committee on
public lands, through Senator Martin,
made a favorable report to a bill legal-
izing the transfer of these certificates.
The object is to have the bill added
to the sundry civil bill when it is
reached. It is proposed to make this
bill a rider to that bill.
HENFROW S GERRYMANDER
fie Will have the Power t * | portlou Ok-
klahoiii* lot I'ariUau Purposes.
Washington, July 17 — | Special.)
The amendment offered by Senator
I'latt to name the mcmlu rs of the
commission to apportion Oklahoma for
the purpose of electing a legislature
failed in the senate. While the oppo-
sition, working under the direction of
the secretary of the interior, did not
get their way about matters, they suc-
ceeded ill getting the I'latt amendment
changed. It will be refreshing for
governor of Oklahoma to know that
while he is allowed to appoint the
commissioners he is not to be a mem-
ber of the commission. Not more than
two of the three forming the commis-
sion are to belong to one party. The
members of the commission are allow-
ed 810 per day for services and the en-
tire expense, not -to exceed SI.OOO.
They must submit a report to the gov-
ernor by September 1and this is to
form the basis for the call for an elec-
tion promulgated by the governor.
There arc to be thirteen members of
the council ami twenty six members
of the lower house. The capitol ques-
tion was covered by the following pro-
vision: "Provided further, That the
legislative assembly elected under
this act shall not consider any propo
sition or pass any bl. 1 to remove the
seat of government of said territory
from its present location."
The section providing for a territo-
rial legislature of thirteen council and
twenty-six representative districts
"The governor of the territory of
Oklahoma is hereby authorized to ap-
point three citizens of said territory,
not more than two of whom shall be
adherents of the same political party,
as a commission to apportion said ter-
ritory into thirteen council districts
and twenty-six representative districts,
in proportion to the population as
nearly as may be, but no voting pre
cincts shall be situated in more than
one council or representative district,
and all citizens of said territory, who
aie qualified electors under the laws
of said territory, shall be allowed to
vote for delegates to congress and for
representatives and councilers."
Another amendment of the commit-
tee adopted providing for territorial
county organizations, prescribes that
county and territorial officers shall be
elected in the counties of the territory
which have been organized since the
last electlou, the same as in all other
counties of the territory. Each of the
commissioners provided for is to be
paid $10 a day for the time actually
spent in making apportionment.
IMPORTANT TO LAND SETTLERS
A Hill I'mtici ih«- Senate Kt tending the
Time of fiual Froot aiul Fayuieut
ou Homestead Kutrloi.
Washington, July 17. — (Special.)
The bill passed the senate today ex-
lending the time of fiual proof and
payment on lauds claimed under the
public lands law. A similar bill passed
the house some time ago but it passed
the seuate today with au amendment.
The house bill provides that the time
for making final proof and payment
for all lands located under the home-
stead and desert laud laws of the
I'nited States be extended for the pc
riod of one year from the time when
proof and payment would become due
under existing laws.
To this the senate added an amend-
ment providing that the time of mak-
ing tinal payments on entries under
the pre-emption act shall be extended
for one year from the date when the
same becomes due In all cases where
pre-emption entrymen are unable to
make final payments from causes
which they cannot control; evidence
of such inability to be subject to the
regulations of the secretary of the in
This concerns much of the land re-
cently opened for settlement in Okla-
homa and has been asked for by many
of the settlers in that country. In
fact, the time of payment in some of
the reservations has already been ex-
tended one year.
The Wooden Men Have a l.lvelvand Flea-t-
El. Uk.no, July 17.— (Special.) The
fourth aunual convention of the Re-
tail Lumber Dealer's association of
Oklahoma and Indian territories was
held in this city on the 13th.
The following annual officers were
President, II. Ii. Bullen: vice presi-
dent, I). C. Rounds.secretary-treasurer,
W. C. McCune.
Thirteen directors were elected, as
II. II. Bullen. Perry, president: W.
C. McCune, Perry, secretary-treasurer;
M. Rounds, Enid, vice president; N.
Butt, Yukon: Manager Chicago Lum-
ber company. Woodward: Manager
Claremore Lumber company, Clare-
more, I.T.: M. (ientry. Pond Creek:
J. A. Butts, Kingfisher: J. 0. Thomp-
kins, El Reno: M. Fisher, Minco. I. T.;
J. W. Snodgrass. Kildare; C. P. Van-
den berg, Ardmore; A. Akers, Norman.
In the evening the following gentle-
men were initiated into the mysteries
of the Concatenated Order of Iloo
B. K. Dunn, C. F. Barrett, J. C. Hall,
1) C. Richardson, C. A. Major, R. B.
Ragou, J. N. Lund, T. M. Richardson,
— Vanwinkle, Oklahoma City; I). C.
Rounds, F. I . Trekell, F«nid; S R. Oli-
ver, A. N. Alexander, 1). F. McLain,
W. E. Case, II. B. Evans, A. S. Parks,
Wichita; A. B. Snow, E. T Watson.
Chickasha: W. O. AJinstrong, J. < ,
Tompkins, E. C. Young, El Ueno; C.
J. Mansfield, F. Bart. Kingfisher; W.
L Choate. Norman: W. C. Busy. Ed-
mond; ( . II. Block, Hennessey; E. J.
Keller, Lexington; li. Butler, Still-
water; D. Adamson, Pond Creek; 1). H.
Miller, (iuthrie; H. Darling, Lake
Charles, La.; T. V. Lamport. Wintleld.
A SOLDIER KILLED
The Cltl/eiM of Fuhl Order the Arm)
Away ami Alto Home Citizens.
ui tiirik, Okla., July 17.— [Special. |
Marshal Nix received a telegram
this afternoon from Enid stating that
the company of Holdicrs have been
ordered to leave and also some citi-
zens who sympathize with the road,
giving so many hours to get out of
town. One soldier is reported killed.
Waut to See the Charge*.
Wahiiinomon, July 17. (Special.|
The postmaster general today received
a message from El Reno asking that a
copy of the charges preferred against
William Redder, who was nominated
for postmaster at that town, be for-
warded and opportunity granted to
It has not been the custom of the
department under this administration
to grant such a request. In no case
has a man been allowed to see charges I
preferred, but the parties makiug
charges have been allowed to carry on
a warfare without being faced by the
one being accused.
It is by no means certain Miat the
request made by Redder will l e grant-
ed, yet so far it has not been refused.
The law is the scepter of the peop'e.
It is our king. It pays to stay by it—
and how gloriously did all the people
declare for it in the late Debs tianco.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. — Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
A F EM ALE \VA H.
There is a war on amoug the petti-
coats iu Kansas. The pop women are
hopping at each other ferociously.
Mrs. Diggs, in a speech at a big pop
meeting in Topeka, the other day,
threw this dig at Mrs. Mary Ann
"This has been a government for the
men people. It has been well fathered,
perhaps, but it lias never been well
mothered, and that is what is the mat-
ter with it now. We populists are go-
ing to see that this condition of affairs
is changed, ami with that plank in
our platform we will have no trouble
in re-electing that good man, Governor
Lewelling. ICheers J People who
have opposed him and his renomiua-
tion and have fought his renomination
and have fought him bitterly were
traitors to the party ami unworthy to
be called populists, but they are now
in line again."
Mrs. Lease sat on the platform and
when these words were uttered by
Mrs. Diggs, she smiled sarcastically.
Mrs. Lease was mad. You could see
it. When she got the floor, the first
thing she did was to go after Mrs.
"I am glad to see that certain indi-
viduals are now lauding the governor
and praising the administration who
one short year aifo knew uothing out-
side of one little sin—prohibition—who
called me an anarchist, and who tele-
graphed over the country that the gov-
ernor was a traitor."
Mrs. Diggs sat only a few seats back
and at this her face whitened, aud
arising she walked calmly to the front
of the platform, straight up to Mrs.
Lease, aud said:
"That is false. Please take it back."
But Mrs. Lease was not there to take
anything back. Looking straight over
tke little woman's head she waved
her arms and swung her body and de-
clared in her deep orotund, "1 believe
I have this fioor for a f^w moment®,"
Mrs. Diggs then took things into her
own hands and turning to walk back
to her place on the platform she ex-
claimed audibly, ' It's a lie, just the
A voice from the rear of the plat-
form called out to the speaker,"Please
do not devote your time to personali-
ties." But Mrs. Lease could not be
stopped until she added, "Those peo-
ple who said that Mrs. Lease would
not talk to the people of Kansas here
today have found out their mistake,
and will find out if they attempt to
stop me, that they will have a bigger
war on their hands than Pullman has."
And so "reform" goes right on,
mounted on the panoplied steed of
Vinita Chieftain: It is said that
there is to be a concerted movement
all along the line about the closing
days of congress looking to the open-
ing of a large amount of Indiau lands.
Several reservations iu Oklahoma are
ripe for the opening, and the Teller
court bill, the McRea bill, and all the
measures that affect the Indian Ter-
ritory it is thought will be pressed be-
fore the adjournment of congress, aud
far reaching legislation is in store for
this country; but we shall see. The
Dawes commission is to make a pre-
liminary report concerning their work
here, and it is believed they will ask
for legislation such as they think will
enable them to more effectually prose-
cute their work here. The Berry
amendment is said to have been
stricken from the general appropria-
tion bill; this, it will he remembered,
provided for sectionizing the lands of
the five tribes.
The Albany (Ind.) Daily Ledger is
acquainted with Eugene Debs.and this
is what it has to say about him:
Eugene V.Debs organized the Amer-
ican Railway Union for the purpose of
breaking down the Brotherhoods of
railway engineers, railway firemen
and railway conductors, and all other
railway organizations, in order to
make one great railway union, of
which he would be the head. The en-
gineers, firemen and conductors know
this statement to be true; they know
further that Debs is a inau of no abili-
ity except for mischief. This is why
the brotherhoods of engineers, firemen
aud conductors absolutely refuse to
go into Debs' American railway union
or recognize his strike.
The "reformers" go right on "re-
forming.*' Senator Allen, populist re
former, went on a "whiz" at Washing
ton, the other evening, pounded a cafe
waiter into chipped beef, flogged Sen-
ator Hawley s clerk, because Hawley,
whom he was aching to lick, was not
in—and as the police were coming
with the patrol wagon, the dispatch
sympathizingly says, "the friends of
the Nebraska senator sent him out of
town to cool down." Great is reform !
Pn.i.man's day of extortion is over.
This is one good mark to Debs credit—
the only one.
The demagogue is in clover when
capital and labor are in 'eli, clawing
each other's eyes out.
J. V. N. QIKCORY, Pres.
F. W PARRAR, Cft hl«r.
V C T ALBERT, Aas't. Cash.
Ol.n BhecINKIDGF. probably wishes
this strike would never end, it having
taki*n the public searchlight off of
The Israelites in the wilderness
were not bigger fools than the A. R.
U. They forgot Ood, made a calf to
worship—ami ended up in failure,
without a job. Arbitration by law is
' he only labor solution, and this plan
will be carried out hereafter, very evi-
LEASING INDIAN LAND.
An Important Hill Regarding thin Oues-
t Ion Passe* the House.
Washington, D. D., July 17.—[Spe-
cial.] An important piece of Indian
legislation, permitting Indians who
bold lauds allotted to them in several-
ty to lease their lands, passed the
. ouse today. It was proposed by Rep-
resentative Piekler, of South Dakota,
au amendment to the bill, to ratify
ti*.treaty with the Yuma Indians of
California, and few members appre-
ciated the importance.
Under the existing laws Indians on
reservations may lease their lands.but
uo authority for leases as given to In-
dians holding ground in severalty by
allotments. Many Indians in Dakota,
M r. Piekler says, hold lands which are
useless to them because they have cot
the farming implements necessary for
cultivation, and the same condition is
imposed upon Indians in other sectionE
While the complaints from Dakota
I ndians led Mr. Piekler to introduce
the measure, it applies to the whole
country. The length of leases which
may be made is limited to five years,
and they must be ratified by the sec-
retary of the interior.
LAST OF THE DALTON GANG.
Three Men Killed lu the Choctaw Nattou
Thought to Have Kelouged to
Paris, Tex., July 17 —[Special.] A
dispatch received at the I'nited States
marshal's oflice this morning from
Clarksville, Tex., announces the kill-
ing of three men by Deputy Marshals
McKee, Brooker and L. McAfee. Two
of them are said positively to be Long-
view bauk robbers, but the marshal's
office will give no information Three
or four days ago three men headed for
Texas from the Indian territory.
There were one or two women in
the party. I hey crossed and reerossed
Red River as if to tangle the trail. As
their movements were suspicious, the
deputy marshals procured a hack and
followed them, taking that means of
conveyance to put the parties off their
guard. The men were supposed
to he making for Clarksville to rob the
lied River Count}' batik or the bank at
Detroit. The marshals came upon
them this morning in camp and at-
tempted to arrest them. They made a
fight and three were killed aud the
fourth captured. None of the marshals
The deputy marshals' posse left
Clarksville without the dead bodies
because of their being in a state of de-
composition. They were buried this
morning at Clarksville. The men
were killed at 8 o'clock yesterday
morning three miles east of Eagle-
town. Choctaw nation. One of the
killed was .John Keegan, alleged to
have been in the Piano bank robbery
several months ago. The others are
believed to be the last of the Daltou
gang, although their names have not
been disclosed. A trunk was taken
which has not been opened and which
is believed to contain valuable infor-
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
MOST PERFECT MADE.
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
BANK of PERRY
J V. N GREGORY, F. \V. FA REAR, V. C. TALUERT.
GEO. S. HARTLEY, J. T. l.AFFERTY
This Hank lias the latest improved safe with automatic bolt
work. Also a fire proof vault.
Smith Brick Manufacturing Company.
NORTH PERRY, EA8T OF RAILROAD.
BRIG KS !
Perry Made Brick,- " —
Cheap as the Cheapest,
The Royal Palace.
Wines, Liquors and Cigars of the best
Imported and Domestic brands will be
FOUND AT THIS
t# ELEGANT RESORT##
The best equipped in Oklahoma—over the Bar or for Family Use, in Packages
of Any Size. The Liquors sold at a
THE ROYAL. PALACE
FOR PURITY AND AGE are not EXCELLED,
IF EQUALLED IN THE COUNTRY|
Convenient Side Rooms and Courteous i
( Sixth Street West
j Side Square.
O M. WHITNEY, Groceries.
CORNER OF B and -i ST.
We call each day for your order aud deliver goods to any part of Perry.
We guarantee the lowest prices and the best satisfaction.
We carry all seasonable eatables.
CALL AND SEt US. Corner B and Seventh St
WILL A. LINDSAY
Civil ^Engineer and Surveyor ,
The surveying of lots and homesteads a specialty, plans and estimates eatl*
mates iurnislied on all branches of engineering. Reasonable charges.
Postoftice building, Room ti. All work guaranted.
T. M RICHARDSON, D. C. RICHARDSON, T M. H0BARD30N, Ja
President. Vice-President Caahier.
T. M. RICHARDSON & SONS.
Perry Cherokee Strip Olcla,
All Bualneat guaranteed by our
oHNDIYIDQTft < HE3PeNSIBmi!F¥ 4 9260,060*
C. . PARR1SH.
R. H. MKNTZ
PARRISH & MENTZ,
I ,VWV 10HS.
Will praetiee in all eourts, before
the land office and townsite board.
Olfice—Room 4 Morris Block, Corner
7 and D Street.
STEWART A. SEVIER,
Lawyers and Land Attorneys,
Office over Palace Drug Store opposite
C.A.MORRIS. J W. JOHNSON'
formerly H«*isler u. s. Oklakoraa CU-
I.aud Oflice, I.iir.it'll, Kk.
jaeiw £ J0HN$0N
Will practice In all the courts of the lerritoc >
and the Federal Courts also in the U. S. Lai j
offices of the tereitory aud the Interior D*
Office Id Morrt* lllock Southwest 7th 81.
near Land OtHce.
References by permission—^T. M. Richardson
A Sons. Hankers. Perry, O. T.; First Natioue
Bank, Oklahoma, City.
ROSENTHAL A. WISBY.
Practice in uli Courts of the Territory
and U. S. Land Office.
D. L. PALMER. O. G. PALMER
PALMER & SON,
Practice before all Territorial and II
S. courts, land offices and the De-
partment at Washington.
Cor. 5th and D Street.
Physician & Surgeon
Office on CSt., between Cth and 7tb
Residence E and Uth.-Office hour*
9 to 11 a. m. and 8 to 4 p. m.
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