The State Democrat. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 17, 1896 Page: 2 of 8
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MINNIE L. BIXLER, Publisher.
NORMAN, - - OKLAHOMA.
OKLAHOMA AM) INDIAN ltliKITORY
The post matter at Tryon broke the
cotton record the tirst of the week
He hauled in and sold 80 bales.
Treasurer Martin of Pott county says
he will not accept tar.es after the third
Monday in December, as his clerks will
be too busy preparing to turn the office
over to his successor.
There is much good land untaken in
Oklahoma and the people should take
it and not wait for the Wichita reser-
vation. If they do wait, they will
probably wait for s mie time.
An Okla. woman thoujrht a doctor's
bill was excessive, and took two shots
at him. This method of disputing the
correctness of physicians' bil a Will not
be regarded as professional.
Governor tr ay would step \i>to the
governor's office at Guthrie just like
eating flap-jacks. It would be no new
honor to him and be would not have to
take on a ballast of dignity.
William L. Mcllhenny, a cowboy,
well known throughout the territory,
is under arrest, charged with stealing
110 head of hogs from a ranch in the
Creek country, and shipping them to
A little Oklahoma boy recently dis-
covered that, on the morning of the ar-
rival of a little brother, a neighbors
family had also heen fortunate in the
same way. "l'a," he said, "are they
twins?" "I hope not, my son,'' said the
A Guthrie young man bought a fine j
bicycle for his best girl antl then had j
palpitation of the heart when he learn- j
ed that she loved another more than
himself. Ho decoyed her to an ice |
cream parlor, induced a friend in the j
guise of a thief to carry off the wheel, >
and then told her when he left her at i
the gate that night that "everything j
was over between thei.i."
On December 8th a posse of armed j
men called at the home of William ;
Howard, on Salt Creek, and after fir-
ing a fusilade into the house, set fire
to both house and barn, and the b.iild-
ings, with all their contents, went up
in smoke. Luckily, Howard and his
family had left that day to visit an-
other farmer west <s< there, and were
not at home, or f hev would undoubt-
edly have been murdered. The incen-
diaries are supposed to be members of
an Osage horsethief rang against
whom Howard recently give evidence
to the officers.
A Shawnee county dog, of which
there ar> a. large number, was seen
chewing a'vay at some object recently
and upon investigation it was found
that he was making his breakfast upon
a stick of dynamite and had it about
half eaten. The crowd that had con-
gregated did not kick him, nor did
they stand around to see him eat the
balance, and have kept a safe distance
from the dog since, expecting at any
time to see him go to dog heaven. The
dog still survives, and is looked upon—
from a safe distance as bting a very
mysterious dog. Me is not in demand
as yet by those who want to go hunt-
' Dynamite Dick," who reigned as the
king of desperadoes after the killing of
Hill Donli? , is no more. He was killed
ner Blackwell last week by Deputy
Marshal Lund during a hot fight be-
tween bandits and officers. The mar-
shal's had been on Dynamite Dick's
trail for several weeks. At sunrise on
the eventful day Deputy Sheriff Dossie
of Kay county, and a band of deputies
possemeu surrounded the outlaws in a
hollow between Blackwell and New-
kirk. The fight lasted an hour and
over 100 rounds were fired. Dynamite
Dick was killed outright and his pal,
Hen Claven, fatally injured. None of
the attacking party were hurt.
"Dynamite Dick" derived, his name
from the deadly manner in which he
loaded his Winchester cartridges. In
the bullet of each cartridge he drilled
a hole, which he filled with dynamite.
The hole was then plugged up with
lead and it became a double death-
dealing instrument. Whenever the
ball perforated the object at which it
was fired, it exploded, tearing the ob"
jeet to pieces. At the fight at Ingalls,
in which the outlaws killed so ir.any
citizens. Bill Raidler fired these dyna"
mite cartridges from his Winchester
rifle, doing most deadly work, and for
which he was afterwards known as
"Dynamite Dick " After he was killed
B number of these cartridges were tak-
en from his cartridge belt. Ben Crav-
ens, his partner, wan also supplied
A great Okla. man once said that
our debts were evidences of our pros-
The old town clock in a prominent i
OUla. town 1ms become such a com- j
mon liar that it can't look an honest '
man in the eye, and keeps its hands
before its face all the time.
A "Jack the [lugger" has developed J
in Norman. He pretends that he can
not skate, and grabs girls on the ice- !
under psetense of trying to hold him-
self up. Hut before the girl gets away j
she finds herself hugged.
It is said that, at Kingfisher recently j
the court endeavored to force a jury to i
bring in a verdiet by putting them on j
bread and water, but as that was what
the jury lived on at home all the time, j
the attempt was a failure.
This year's i icrease in the acreage of |
alfalfa is put by correspondents at :.M
percent. Assessor's returns show the
year's area in kaffir corn as 373,058
acres, a gain of 188,8110 acres, or 102.53
i per cent.
A Washington special says: Repre-
sentative Hows, of New York, has in-
troduced a bill to revoke coal, oil and
mineral leases for lands in the Indian
Territory that have not produced such j
within the last three years. The bill
also provides that no leases are to be
made hereafter except with the ap-
proval of congress.
The price of corn now being contract-
ed to feeders and others is from 12 to
18 cents per bushel, with an average in
the corn-raising, cattle-feeding coun-
ties of between 15 and 10 cents. Forty
per cent of the crop is likely to be sold
at. these prices before January. The
number of cattle to be fattened is about
the same as last year.
(luslvey, of Tahlequah, has skipped
the country, leaving many creditors.
I vey was the secretary of the Chero-
kee board of education from which he
is a defaulter of about ?.*,000. lie also j
owes a number of Cherokees and |
wholesale houses, and altogether he is j
short some 820,000. Whiskey was the !
cause of Ivey's wri ng doing.
A man at Moore is trying to secure :
government protection on a combina-
tion of machinery which is run by the
power of gravitation, or in other words
a gravitation engine. He has spent a
long life in working on the invention
and now claims to have it perfected \
and is ready to give the benefits of his I
labor to the world, as soon as they j
will furnish liiru protection. The pat-
ent laws protect devices, but not prin- J
eiples, hence his difficulty in securing j
protection. His discovery is a princi-j
pie and not a device.
Hon. Sam Powell, of Wagoner. I. T., !
who spent last winter in Washington
as the accredited representative of the j
Indian territory in the interest of town- '
site legislation, stopped over at Ard- \
more to-day en route south, says the j
Ardmorite. When asked what would !
be done in the interest of the territory j
legislation at the coming session of |
congress, Mr Powell said: "1 believe \
the time is right for the passage of an j
equitable townsite hill measure for the j
relief of the townsites in tlie five civil-
ized tribes. 1 will leave for Washing-
ton in about a week. We propose to j
push the "Curtis bill," now before the j
senate, with the Flynn townsite clause j
added to the measure. Dr. Leo E. Hen- I
nett (former Indian agent) of Musko- j
gee, I. T., will also lobby congress in
the interest of the proposed townsite !
When the Kickapoo country opened
several young men from Pawnee were
present and witnessed the great race
for homes, says the Pawnee Times-
Democrat. Among the many races for
homes was one that particularly in-
terested the boys, a white girl and a
colored man, both flying like the wind
for the same claim, about three quar-
ters of a mile distant from the line, i
The girl was mounted on a pony about j
as large as a Siberian billy-goat and
the negro was on foot, hut pranced j
oyer the ground at a lively gait. After j
the race had been finished both parties j
claimed to have passed under the wire
first, and finally called upon the Paw-
nee boys to decide who won first
money. The boys gave the girl the
benefit of all doubts, deciding in her
favor, and she went to the land office
and filed on the claim. A short time
afterwards the colored gentleman !
went to the land office and filed a con- j
test on the grounds of prior settlement, !
Now the young lady who has the fil- )
ing has written to the Pawnee boys j
and made a proposition that the first |
one wiiO will furnish testimony suffi- I
cient to knock the coon and his contest |
off the claim will be rewarded by re-
ceiving her as his blushing bride, to-
gether with one-half interest in the
homestead, the pony and $52 in school
warrants. Since receiving the above
proposition the boys are all busy com-
piling their eyidence
On January 17th Guthrie will give a
ball and banquet to the Oklahoma leg-
They say in Washington thiit Flynn
will undoubtedly be governor of the
It is understood that Jim Dent has
been unanimously elected to the base-
ment at Guthrie, again.
A I'onea City girl, according to Jerre
Johnson, says that love is an itching at
heart that you can't scratch.
New Mexico has given up her fight
for statehood. Oklahoma will proba-
bly keep right on persevering.
The Oklahoma City council and the
electric light company are in dispute
as to rates and a lawsuit will follow.
Dennis Flynn writes home that many
senators whose friendship for the free
homes bill he had counted on are open-
ly opposing it.
The El lleno Star is in receipt of in-
formation which leads it to believe
that the Wichita reservation will be
opened in the spring.
A Guthrie man who lost an $1,800
job following the election of 1894, lost
a coop of chickens a few nights after
the election in 1890.
The Five Civilized Tribes by dilly-
dallying are endangering their rights
even more than the white people in the
nations themselves believe.
No Man's Land once sent a delegate
to congress and congress threw him
out just as it threw Nelson from the
Indian Territory out the other day.
Frank Greer infers from a close read-
ing of Grover Cleveland's message
wherein it deals with public land that
he will veto the free homes bill should
it reach him.
A young couple at Guthrie bet 1,000
kisses on the result of the election.
The bet is being paid as fast as time.
Already there has been trouble in the
counting, and they made a new start
Dennis Flynn, it is reported, is
against giving Nelson, the delegate
from the Indian Territory, a seat in
the house. Whether or not Dennis is
against him. the house will not seat
Now is the season for "charity ball."
A "charity ball" is a scheme for women
to spend hundreds of dollars on fine
raiment in order to pick up a few dol-
lars for the poor. Better abandon the
ball and give ali the money to the
At the local contest at Norman last
week to select an orator to represent
the territotial university at the Orator-
ical contest that takes place at Guthrie
the 19th inst., E. W. Johnson won first
honors. His subject was "Education,
the Bulwark of Liberty.1'
Amos 1!. Fitts of Georgia has been
sued on his bond for a large amount by
the government which it charges he
received as land agent in the Cherokee
Strip but did not pay into the United
States treasury. The suit is against
his bondsmen, who aro good.
Judge DuHois is playing in good and
bad luck. The good luck consists of
the arrival at his home of an enrolling
clerk. The bad ranges from a lieavy-
set boil on the back of the genial
judge's neck to the loss by frost of
nineteen acres of potatoes valued at
The teachers of Greer county who
taught in the public schools of that
county in 1895-6 have petitioned the
governor and state legislature of Tex-
as to pass an act granting them the
amount due on vouchers held by them,
and issued prior to March 10, 1890.
Since Greer county became a part of
Oklahoma, the Texas vouchers calling
for the sum of 84,030.60 for teachers'
salaries are void and forty-eight young
ladies are left to hold the bag in sums
ranging from $7 to 8180. As scon as
the decision giving Greer county to
the United States was made public, the
public schools of Greer county were
closed and the teachers now seek re-
lief from Texas.
Indian Agent Wisdom has issued a
certificate of election to George E. Nel-
son, gold Democrat, of Muskogee, to
represent the Indian territory in the
Fifty-fourth congress. Col. Tlios. Mar-
cum, silver Democrat, also received a
letter from the Indian agent showing
that he had received the majority of
votes cast at the late delegate election,
but the omission from his ballot of the
words "For delegate to fill existing va-
cauey," which were placed upon the
Nelson ballots, entitles Mr. Nelson, ac-
cording to the decision of the Indian
agent, to represent the territory in the
Fifty-fourth congress, providing he is
admitted. Colonel Marcum claims he
is elected and if the territory is given
a delegate he will push his claim for a
seat in the fifty fifty congress. Mr.
Nelson left for Washington, where he
will knock at the door of Congress for
admission as a delegate
It is amusing to see a cyclist carry-
ing a bundle on a wheel. Small pack-
ages that can be strapped to the frame
are well enough, but there is no limit
to what riders attempt to carry. A
carpenter with his tool box, a messen-
ger boy with a basket, men with long
poles trailing behind them—these are
only a few of the sights to be witness-
ed on a crowded city street.
The steamship Algos recently sailed
from Galveston to Liverpool with what
Is said to be the largest cargo ever
shipped from the American port, con-
sisting of 82,260 bales of cotton, 104,000
bushe-s of grain and 640 tons of other
freight. The total value of the cargo
was about 81,000,000, and the freight
charges paid on it amounted to over
Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett gaye
the Londoners a glimpse of the Ameri-
oan authoress in a new aspect—that of
a witty after-dinner speaker—the Lon-
don journals being full of praise of her
speech at the dinner given her by the
Many men in California watch sheep
for their health. Dozens of men claim
to have been cured of consumption
simply by putting in several months at
Water contaminated with organic
matter is a depressant when taken in-
ternally; though its greatest danger is
in its liability to contain contagious
While in England potatoes are grown
almost entirely as an esculent, about
4,000,000 tons are annually used in
France in the manufacture of starch
The mosquo of St. Sophia at Constan-
tinople was laid up in mortar perfum-
ed with musk. It was built a thousand
years ago, yet the musky smell is still
In every township, 3 days a week, dur-
ing winter, to distribute samples, collect
names of sick people and worK up trade
for tlieir druggists on the 3 great family
remedies: Dr. Kay's Renovator, Dr. Kay's
Lung Balm, and Kidneykura. Good pay
to man or woman. Send for booklet and
terms. Dr. B. J. Kay Medical Co., western
•sffice, Omaha, Neb.
The northwest possesses a story-
writer of rare ability in Mrs. Carrie
Blake Morgan, whose home is in Port-
land, Ore. She is the sister of the poet
and story-writer, Ella Higginson. Mrs.
Morgan has furnished some of the
brightest short stories that have been
written by any western story-writer ol
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For the Holiday Catalogue of the flERHOD A
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Clocks, and Music Boxes. If y°" will send 35c
they will also send you a beautiful Solid Silver
Scarf or Stick Pin.
The Rev. E. L. Jenkins, of Alabama,
preached twenty seven sermons in nintf
days at Thomasville, Ga.
Every inch of rainfall means 4
gallons per square yard.
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Take Laxative Ilromo Quinine Tablets. All
Druggists refund the money if It fails to cure, li&o *
England imports 890,000,000 in tim-
Americans use 21,000,000 tons of su-
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chains of rheumatism, dyspepsia, Bcrofnla^ca^
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Millions of men in India live, marry
and rear apparently happy children
upon an income which, even the wife
works, is rarely above 50 cents a week.
Queen Victoria now ruief 367,000,000
people, a greater number than has ever
before acknowledged the sovereignity
of either a king, queen or emperor.
The Yellow River is styled the "Sor-
row of China.'' It is estimated that its
floods in the present century have cost
China 11,000,000 lives.
Great epidemics have been caused by-
impure water, and while danger is not
always present, there is always the
Piso's Cure for Consumption has been a
family medicine with us since 1865.—J. It.
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Nearly 8300,000 was given in the
form of charitable bequests in Berlin
England lias 10,000 men iraking ex-
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the American Association of Physicians
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