The Perry Daily Times. (Perry, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 121, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 12, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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The Perry Daily Times.
PERRY, OKLAHOMA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 12, 1895
AT IT AGAIN,
The Legislature Buckles Down to Hard
LIKES THE KANSAS PLAN
A Resolution KM«orI11 g tli« lovMUMiitof
Idle Kuumt Sclioul Slontj lu Okl*-
humt Hchool l on«U r* «ed
by the C uucll-More
Council—Afternoon se *lou.
QlTHiUrf, Okla., Feb. 12.—[Special.]
All themerabers of the council were
preaent when President l'itzer railed
the body to order at o'clock this af-
ternoon, except Senator l'routy. The
business of the session began irame-
diatoly. The tirst thing taken tip was
a resolution by Mr. dandy,stating that
the legislature of Oklahoma endorsed
and appreciated the bill now being
considered in the Kansas state legis-
lature. providing that the school fund
of Kansas be invested in the Oklaho-
ma school securities. The memorial
The following bills were introduced
t . It. 110, by request, by Spencer, an
act to establish intnitiative and refer-
C. H. Ill, by Oandy. an act relating
C. l' 112, by Oandy.an act on liquor.
C. B. 113, by dandy, relating to as-
C. II. 114, by Holes, relating to con-
A. J. Jennings, of El Reno, sat with
President Pitzer this afternoon in the
As the hide inspection bill was be-
ing discussed, the facial epidermis was
seen to be considerably agitated.
Miss Etlie (iilstrap, assistant editor
of the ( handier News, is visiting her
brother Harry, and was a looker on at
the two houses of the legislature Sat-
Ex-Senator Coulson sat in the body
of the council Saturday and contem-
plated the work of his former glory
like Napoleon from the island of St
Senator linker has been a little un-
der the weather over Sunday and did
not go home; but he w as promptly on
hand this afternoon to represent his
W. C. Cunningham commenced
promptly this afternoon to look after
members of the council. Mr. Cun-
ningham is a genial, talented (almost
ageniusi and i well liked by every-
body who meets him. He is a valua
ble representative of Woodward
Judge J. L. Brown, of Oklahoma
City, the elected county attorney of
that county, was a visitor in the coun
cil. But he did not introduce a bill
ousting Judge Scott Mr Brown wa*
a heavyweight member of the first Ok-
lrhotna legislature and is recognized
as such by this.
The usual preliminaries of prayer,
caliiug roll of members and reading
the minutes, having been gone
through with, the members metaphor-
ically, rolled up their sleeves and set-
tled to business.
The house was rapped to order at
2:30 o'clock with twenty-three mem
bers in their seats and Speaker Barnes
in the chair.
The reading of C. It. ♦ ♦>. as amended,
was called up. It relates to the pro-
tection of stock raisers and was passed
St. John introduced li. B. 184, relat-
ing to the erection of mills.
II. B. 1S.">, by Mason, relates to l>onds
of county treasurers.
II. B. 180, by Yickers, relates to
II. B. 187, by Vlckers, relates to
township funding bonds.
II. B. 198, by McCoy, reiates to
II. B. 189 is an act relating to false
The above bills came up on the call
for introduction of bills.
A resolution was introduced by Ma
son for ti re apportionment of the ter-
Vickers introduced a resolution re-
lating to a resolution of Kansas legis
lature in regard to school bonds and
and applying the principles of the
same to the territory of Oklahoma.
The house went into committee of
the whole for the consideration of bills
on the calendar, with Hendrix in the
Honiir Not en*
B is for Barnes, our speaker so fair.
NV)io rushes the "biz' as he sits in the
V is for Vickers, honest and straight,
Always on deck and never too late.
L is for Lowry, level and cool;
11 is for Hogan. whom no man can
s is for Sutton, a man from the strip,
Who in a debate is a hard one to whip.
Stein is a stayer, earnest and warm;
Will Posten is whirlwind and b.izzard
Waits is a waiter who waits for a
Then out spoke Mr. Vickers.
"I can't let this biil pas*:"
So take warning all you fellows
And "don't get on the grass."
Sheriff liausen, of Perry. O. T , fli-
ited the house today.
Sum Overstreet was ou the floor of
the house today.
Mayor Martin was on the speaker*
platf-rm Monday, au interested
spectator of the proceedings
Highest of all in Leavening Power.— Latest U. S. Gov't Report
was crowded by a seemingly very in-
Mr. Wenner, who has been quite ill
for the past few days, returned to his
seat at the press table today, feeling
very much better.
lion F. P. Alexander, formerly
speaker of the Texas house of repre-
sentatives, was on the door of the
fioiisc today. He was introduced to
Sp«*akf r Barnes and accepted a seat on
the platform. Mr. Alexander is at
present register of the I'nited States
land office at Alva
Anent the "hide" bill, the following
was picked up on the streets of this
city, Saturday; "outhrie, Feb 'j.—
Dear Jim They are going to pass a
law that the hide of every critter killed
must be kept ten days, so that you
can show it and prove what animal
was killed. Now this is an awful soft
snap for us, as all we have to do when
we get a few "strays" is to kill one of
our own and keep the hide until we
sell the meat of tlie others to different
buyers. We will put the other hides
where they can never be found and
sell three or four cattle by using the
one hide of our own Don't let this
get out. Pick up a few about the size
of our spotted heifer by the time 1 get
home next week. Tom."
SCHOOL LAND LbSSE.ES.
A I.urge mid Interesting Meeting Held at
According to announcement in the
Perkins Journal, over forty residents
on school lands in the vicinity of Per-
kins met in the old Palace drug store
building Saturday afternoon. Hon.
W. A. Knipe was present and gave his
views on this most important subject.
Attorney Freeland and Capt. Bayne
also addressed the audience on the
matter Capt. Bayne spoke of the
Hogan bill now pending in the legis-
lature It was thought that this bill
was too good for the settler in one
sense and not good enough in another.
One objectionable feature is the re-
quirement to move all improvements
off within thirty days.
Much interest was manifested in the
remarks of Hon. W. A. Knipe, as all
the settlers present knew his sincerity
of purpose and were agreed that as a
member of the legislature he would
do all in his power to further their in-
terests without in any wise interfer-
ing with the rights of the territory
Mr Knipe said he was now preparing
a school land bill in which the school
fund would be protected as well as the
ttler. He was of the opinion that
the maximum amount of improv
ments on school lands should be
61,000; but in his judgment 5000 would
be sufficient. He said the inclination
among the leading men of the terri-
tory as to the bust interests of the
>ehool fond was that the school iand
-hould sustain the same relation to
the territory as a renter does to
andlord; that the territory was the
iwner of these iands and had them
fior lease; the territory had nothing
do with the improvements, but simply
the protection of the land for the
school fund. Mr. Knipe had a de-
cidedly different opinion, and gave it
in the following practical illustration:
"A rents a piece of school land. The
actual rental value of a quarter sec-
tion of school land in its raw state is
what it is worth for grass or grazing
purposes, or what it has on the land
which would be of value to the renter
—say *100 for a quarter section. A
contracts with the territory at ti at
price. The territory is satisfied ti ftt
it has received its cash valuatiou tor
this piece of land. At the termina-
tion of the lease—three years—it is
again subject to lease. Now, if the
rental value of the land has increased
other than from its natural resources,
who has increased the value. A has.
B. C, or I) may now bid on the land.
Its rental value today is ?■„' per acre
under the present state of cultivation
—that is. $320—to say nothing of
buildings, fencing, wells, etc. I hold
that A has an equity in that land for
the amount that he has enhanced its
valuation, and someone owes A for
the said enhancement of the land.
Take, for instance, the western part
of this territory, which ig strictly
grazing land. This will rente achycar
at about the same value. The agri-
cultural portion of this territory will
gradually increase, especially for the
first three years it is being put under
cultivation —for the reason, that the
objcct for which such lands are leased
are for agricultural pursuits, and they
are practically of no value other than
grazing or hay unless put uuder sub-
jection by the sturdy farmer, wfyich
cannot be accomplished in less than
three and in many instances less than
five years. Hence, we ho d the terri-
tory of Oklahoma responsible for the
Pr««. F. w. FARRAN, Owhlw.
V. O TALMRT, Aaa't. Ouh.
iest day of colonial settlement, where
:olonies were allowed lands discovered
by them as their possessions Under
the homestead law the government
gives the aetual settler the preference
right over all others. On 10 and 30,
unsurveyed land, the actual settler
has a preference right to take these
lauds for homestead purposes the samp
as any other land, but he has no guide
by which he can make settlement, ami
the government feteps in and protects
the innocent settler. I nder the great
principal of actual possession which
ias been taught to every citizen of the
I'nited States. Okluhoma should fol-
low in the footsteps of our forefathers
and give some protection at least to
the actual settler on school lands, as
they have settled on these lands with
honest intent and honest purpose, ex-
pecting the same protection which has
been granted to other citizens of the
I'nited States in similar instauees.
And to this end I propose to work.
While I am ever ti.indful of the chil-
dren and the school fund, I « annot for-
get the fathers and mothers of the
IN MAN'S GARB.
1'retty Little Woman U Compelled to
Arkansas City Traveler: Saturday
morning about 3 o'clock a box car on
the Nanta Fe which had come in from
the south, loaded with merchandise,
was discovered open and several
tramps were found in it. Two of
them went to the Santa Fe house and
got a bed. The railroad watchmen
followed them and arrested them, j both in numbers and interest
After the arrest was made, the watch-
man was startled to discover that one
of the tramps was a woman clothed in
male attire. The inan gave his name
as Frank Caldwell and said the woman
was his wife, Emma Caldwell. On
being questioned he told an odd, but
probably truthful story. He said that
he was an engraver and had lived in
Guthrie. He got out of work, and
finding that his money was dwindling
away, with no prospect of replenish-
ment. he concluded to go to Kansas
City, hoping to find employment. He
sent their household goods to Kansas
City and had only SI.30 left when
the freight was paid. This part
was corroborated by bills of lading
from (iuthrie. Having no place
to leave his wife and not enough
money to send hei ahead, she
decided to don a suit of her
husband's clothes and accompany
him. sharing his trials —a preference
to being left with only a few dollars.
This was done and they got into a box
car. They were sent to the city jail
and this morning Officer Matthews ex-
amined thein. lie was convinced that
their story was straight aud brought
thein their breakfast. They have gone
to Wichita where Mr. Caldwell hopes
to pick up enough work to enable them
to get to Kansas City. Mrs. Caldwell
is a very pretty little lady, modest and
seemingly refined That she is plucky
as well can be 'uferred from her ac-
tion in sharing her husband's luck "on
which fell to the depth of six inches
on the level.
We had the pleasure of a visit from
two lifferent gangs of deputy mar-
shall® this week. They were here for
the purpose of arresting wood haulers,
the snow making it possible for thein
to be easily tracked. The outrages
our settlers have been made to under-
go in this respect would fill a large-
sized book. Let one of the poor fel-
lows venture into the Kiowa country,
or even into the neutral strip that lies
east of this county, for down wood for
his family this cold weather and he
would be pounced upon immediately
by one of tnese brave cfll ials. Three
of Cloud Chief's most prominent
citizen's were arrested in the Kiowa
country while turkey hunting, and as
they were informed in regard to the
law, they were not taken to El Reno
or Anadarko, but were brought before
the ( . S. commissioner at this place.
However, we are rid of the crowd for
awhile, at least, the report was circu-
lated that the Cook or some other gang
of des-paradoes was in the vicinity and
immediately our marshals dispersed.
The cold spell, which has lasted so
much longer than usual will probably
cause suffering among the camp In-
The Iudian school continues in a
flourishing condition under the man-
agement of a good republican. The
pupils of the school have a literary so-
ciety which meets every Friday even
ing, the program being composed and
carr.ed out by the Indian children.
Numerous parties, dances, etc., have
been held in our section of country
The teacher's institute is growing
papers are read at the meetings which
occuroneea month, and much benefit
is derived from them by the members.
The last meeting was held at Cloud
The two trader's stores are doing a
fine business, notwithstanding the
The irrigation convention held at
El lieno was attended by several of
our citizens; as they were greatly in-
terested in the proceedings, we will
very likely see some Interesting ex
periuieiits tried next summer in this
Postoffice Inspector Frank Beebe is
with us at this writing; it will be re-
membered that this office is the one
that has had such frequent trips from
one location to another.
V. M. ARMORY, r. W
GEO. 8. HARTLEY,
VARRAR. ▼. 0. 1'ALIttT,
J. T. LAFFERTY
This Bank has the latest improved safe vith automatic ball
work. Also a fire proof vault.
T. M. klCHAkDSON, D. C. RICHARDSON, T. M. RICHARDSON,
President. Vice-l'rt-hldent. Ca M«r^
First State Bank.
-HitJdeNEY TO hw\ BN (3HOTEES*-*-
Double time lock safe and fire proof vault.
General - Banking - Business.
\V ines, Liquors and Cigars of the best Imported and Domestic
Brands will be Found at this
The best equipped in Oklahoma—over the liar or for Family U e, in Paokagta
of Any Size. The Liquors sold atfl
MORE BAD MEN
T0<> MANY WIVES
John T. Hill'.
« . . i n i enhanced valuation of the agricultural
To sturt In the musle that wakes the : p0rl|0tl Qf tills territory to a certain
house dance. . dejp.ee, if not,, t|ie valuation of these
St. John is a tighter, honest and fair, I lands should not be Increased by atfri
While N stands for Nesbitt, who hits ! cultural pursuits for which the settler
the nail-square. I cannot be compensated; but should be
,, _ kept in their wild state and leased to
M U for genial and gentle Me^oy, individuals for the natural resources
And tne same stands for Mason, a gal- Qn ti,em
lant,good boy. "j also hold that actual settlers
S is for 'Shoestring," that mau of should have a preference right, as has
strong pith, | been handed down and taught to
And known in the house as the elo-: Americans for the purpose of settling
quent Smith. ' up the western country from the earl
M trluiniil«l Capet
Perry Democrat: A sensational case
will be called in the district court at
Newkirk next week. .lohu T. £1 ill. a
prominent citizen of Newkirk and a
well known business man in Oklahoma
will be tried for bigamy. Hill was a
prominent factor in the Iowa and
Kickapoo allotments and made, so the
report is, a large "wad" iu the allot-
ment. But six months ago something
happened to annoy Hill very much. A
woman, named Yora Hill.arrived from
Missouri and claimed that John T.Hill
was her husband and that they were
married seventeen years ago. At a
late sitting of the Kay county grand
jurj* Hill was indicted for bigamy and
put under a heavy* bond. Hill says
he lived with Dora a number of years
but never was married
her. He met Miss l'annie ltoper in
Oklahoma a year ago and they were
married, and wife No. 1 is seriously
objecting to the union. When she
met wife No. 8 a little war was the re-
suit and Dora and l'annie will both
have to appear in court for an assault.
When Hill was arraigned at court
and the women appeared on the sceue
they both fainted and H took every
bailiff and everybody else around to
get the camphor and water (juick
enough, Hill left the scene until the
women had regained consciousness.
He eould not stand it. The case pro-
mises to be very sensational from start
One Itlfd With 111* Itoot* t it Miid the Oth-
er lu Jail.
Nkwkikk, Feb. 11 —[Special. J—On
Friday night two armed men held up
the stage to Blackwell, and after rob-
bing it started off in the direction of
Newkirk. On their way they met two
men and proceeded to hold them up
and absorb their valuables.
They then proceeded leisurely on
their way until they arrived at the
home of Fred Miller, a deputy
sheriff, where they stopped
for the night. The men they held up
telephoned from Kildare to the offi-
cers at Newkirk aud Sheriff Masters
started his son, Jim, and Fred Austin
after the highwaymen.
As the officers came up to Miller's
house, he suspected something was
wrong with his guests and threw his
arms around one of the men while the
officers attempted to arrest the other,
but he drew a gun and snapped it four
times at his captnrs, when they shot
him, two balls going into h's body.
The other surrendered and they gave
th^ir names as Jeff Files and Jeff
Stratton. and said they formerly lived
on a ranch west of Arkansas City.
I'iles, the wounded outlaw, died on
the way to Newkirk, and Stratton is
now in jail there. It is surmised that
they are two of the gang who recently
robbed the train near Hutchinson.
For Purity and Age are not Excelled, If Equalled lit the Oountry.
Convenient Side Rooms and Courteous I I Sixth Street Eut
1 I Side Square]
THE GENTLEMAN'S PLACE.
ONLY THE FINEST PROCURABLE WHISKIES.
AND OTHER LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
The Only Pabst Bohemlam Boer and the best Equipped
Billiard and Pool Hall in the City
THE TURF EXCHANGE.
Sixth Street, Between C and D St. Perry, Okla]
IS ACKNOWLEDGED BV EVERYONE TO BE
The Most Refreshing
The Most Palataole.
The Choicest Upon this or any other Market.
The best Establishments Keep it on Draught.
Hewett& Munroe, Agents,
— Depot Board of Trade Saloon,
Seventh St. Between 11 ind C. Perry. O. T.
A bill has been introduced in tho
Illinois legislature to compel the Illi«
nois Central railway to sell l.iO.OOiJ
acres of its land in southern Illinois,
which it has held unlawfully since
Highest Honors—World's Fair.
Seof.k, 0. T., Feb. 8.—[Special Cor-
respondence) Our Italian climate was
suddenly superseded by a howling
blizzard last Sunday, which has seeii
fit to remain with us for an entire
week. The range cattle are suffering
as the grass U almost covered by snow
MOST PERFECT MADE.
\ pure Crape Cieam of Tartar Powder. Fret
'rim Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant
40 YEARS THE STANDARD.
S. Side Square, Bet. Bregan & 7th
from SI8 up-
^ Pants Irom S4 u^.
-PERFECT FIT GUARANTEED ORFNO PAY.
tfClianing, Repairing and Dye Work at the Lowest Pilots.*-
To the People of the Citv of Perrv,
and the Whole Country: Come to
And Select Your Ninceand Fancy
Choice Apples. Oranges, Bananas, and.Lemons
Dried fruit a specialty, and beyond all never forget the Pool
Washer Woman's for Soaps, is the woman's delight. Our ftock
of Tobaccos is unparalled—twenty-seven different kinds. Come
and select. Cigars and Cigarettes in stock to suit price and taste.
Don't forget the place on the
Cor. o( Exchange and C. St. the Main Thort. ghfare-The Great City'of Pert)
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