The Democrat-Topic. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, December 3, 1897 Page: 1 of 4
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NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. FKI DAY, DECEMHE1« 3. 1HH7.
You Will Not Know It Happened Unless You Read This Paper.
AGAIN M. (iOLI)KN, AN OKLA-
HOMA OFFICE SEEKEF,
lie and W. T. Walker Atfer the
A Washington special to the
Kansay City Times says: M. Gold-
en, of Guthrie, a disappointed
candidate for agent of the Osage
Indian Nation, has quietly left
Washington, after three month's
fruitless chase of the elusive plum.
Three days ago he was at the White
House, where his face had become
well known, and Wednesday he is
reported to have wired to a friend
in Guthrie that President McKin-
ley had deceived him; that he had
spent ¥S,000 trying to get the place,
and that he could not face his
Since then the Oklahoma con-
tinent of ollice seeks has seen noth-
ing of him and his whereabou'sare
unknown. At the National hotel,
win re Golden had a room, it was
said that lie had been absent for
several days. It was thought there
that lie had gone to New7 York.
Shortly before disappearing from
tlie \\ bite House coterie of ollice-
seeker--. sluing patiently day after
di e. iti tii! aiitc-i > mi leading to
tip- I'i" - i -tit's office, au I IIHV, r
getting any farther, Golil'n in
veighled bitterly aga:nst McKinley
to his friends, and said that the
President's bad faith bad ruined
him, but he did not suggest suicide.
His friends think it is very likely
that, having exhausted his reaoutc
es in his attempt to secure office,
Golden has done the only sensible
thing left to do, and is now trying
to secure work til New York rath-
er than return to Oklahoma dis-
appointed and bankrupt.
Golden came to Washington
three months ago, an applicant for
the S,i'and Fox agency. He bad
the endorsement of Governor
Barnes, Senator Thurston and oth-
er well ':nown public men. He
bad plenty of money when became
and spent it freely. The Sac and
Fox agency went to another man.
Then Golden filed application for
the position in the Osage Nation,
and ever since has been here, im-
portuning the President for the
There were three candidates lor
the place—Golden, who lias back
of him Governor Barnes and Sena-
tor Thurston; W. T. Walker of
Guthrie, indorsed by National
Committeeman Asp, and Newt Ury,
ol Ft. Scott, Kans., who was sup-
ported by Senator H'lkvr. Very re-
cently it became known that the
President did not contemplate mak-
ing any change at the Osage Na-
tion, as it bad l<een tilled for years
by Captain Freeman, an army offi-
cer and it was not considered ad
visable to change to civilian con-
trol. Golden evidently learned
this, and, realizing how badly he
bad been tricked by the President,
decided to cut loose from the whole
The disappointed office seeker
who casts upon the President full
responsibility for his ruin was well
known in New York before he went
West. He was in business there
and it is <|uite likely that he ha
gone there in the attempt to est-ib
lisli himself in business.
OK LAHOll A\S AIM: liOOMI NO
Mlt. WALKl£lts I OU Tin:
His Clianccs lor Appointment Are
\\\ T. Walker's candidacy for
the Osage Agency is in a much
better condition just now. M.
Golden, has given up the race and
his withdrawal gives .Mr. Walker a
lie being a homo nun p > -sed
of every essential (jnalifieation.
We hope to 8 1 him appoint' <i.
The Oklahoma City limes
Journal of Wednesday has the fol-
lowing regarding Mr. Walker:
"Now that \Y. T. W.tik r i-; the
only Oklahoma candidate I - r the
Osage Agency his « ndor-rinent
ought to be made unanimous. It
is, in fact almost that now, for ful-
ly nine tenths of the leading repub-
licans of the territory are for Walk-
Mr. Walker can con>' i"ntiously
claim something from the adminis-
tration, beeause oi iiis hni work
done for the pa tv. I'h ■ w h -
have known huu will .ill tes.i'v to
his eminent ijunlili itions and his
integrity. There has bee? po inu 1
annoyance ov r to d-.i Ar:
that the p'opl * ,\ . i, u m> l in*
appoint in. nt of i agen id
enough in his . , • to . a e on
mop sense vie s >f the itu
Wanted A thorough lumber-
man with Ion# experience in both
wholesale and ritail departments.
Wants position aa manager of re-
ail yard. Address Lumberman,
Care of Democrat topic,
IN THE LEAD,
A I.I, Tin: < AM>ll> \Ti:s i?i:-
ci:i\ i:i> a i.AKCii: voti:
: av\u.\m,i:>vni:at jTin: nokm \n mvhki r vi - \\v\r.i:(;i:ts a m-:\v cot-
\ % v< • i.'w if i r'i'i.'i.* \ i TON (ilN TA \ COLLI .< T-
in tin: hands or tin;
Friends of the Candidates lie- Prices May Advnnee to $1.1
coming Active. Bushel.
Last Saturday there was a large
vote cast in the Democrat-Topic vot-
ing contest, During the week
ending Saturday, parties had
been riding the country and mak-
ing a house to house canvass in town
for copies of the Democrat-Topic,
containing ballots. Miss Trimble's
friends were much in evidence during
the afternoon and when the polls closed
they had changed her from third to
first place. All the candidates re-
ceived votes. The poles closed Sat-
urday evening with the following vote:
The vote stands:
the publication of
be discontinued after
Report of (Juincy school for six
weeks ending November 20,18U7
Scholars averageing ninety or
more, Fifth Render grade: Myrtl
Jennings, Maud Shreeve.
Third Reader grade: Alice Hus
ton, Mattie Cress.
Scholars averageing eighty-live
or more. Fifth Reader grade: Ivy
Troy, Lula Jennings, Walter Hill.
Fourth Reader grade; Florenc
Aluir, Cora Huston, Ivin Forcade
Klla Purcell and Kin met Shrev
Third Reader grade. Tressie
Pnckett, George Huston.
These examinations are held
every six weeks aud conducted 011
the same plan asMeachers exami
nations eight to ten questions be
ing given in each study.
the issue of Dec, 17, and ballots
will be refused at this office after 9 p.
111. Dec. 22, 1897, Make it a point to
have your ballots in this office before
9 p. 111. Dec. 22, 1897.
1 ~dit< r Democrat:
I hereby agree to give to the winner
i;i your voting contest, a gold
C. F. Teel.
Is in the ring with $25,000
worth of new ] ill and Win-
ter goods; they are making
a stronger bid for your p:t-
ronage than < \er before; it
will pay you to lo<>!< through
their immense stock of Dry
Goods, Notions, Clothing,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
See our big line of Capes
We will give aw.i) free on
January 1st. 1X97
One Silk Dress, or
One Fine Suit of Clothes.
Come in and ask about it; yot
may be the lucky one.
^ ours Truly,
The following rules will govern the
I. Any young lady, who is now teach-
ing or has a school engaged for the
winter, is eligible.
II. The votes are to be handed to
the judges, who will be found at this
office every Saturday afternoon from
three to six p. m. No votes will be re-
ceived by them except during those
III. Under 110 circumstances will
ballots or extra papers be sold. Every
ballot must be clipped from a sub-
IV. Don't fail to clip the entire ad-
vertisement containing the coupon.
You must also leave the advertisers
name on the advertisement after it is
clipped from paper.
V. No one connected with this office
will be allowed to vote.
VI. The official count will be an-
nounced in the paper each week.
If you cannot bring the ballots to
the office, place them in an envelope
addressed to "Judges of Democrat
Contest, Norman, O. T," The letter
will be handed to the judges who will
open it, count the ballots and enter
The young lady, for whom you vote
must be a resident of, or teaching
school in Cleveland countv.
Notice To ALL.
We must insist upon all knowing
themselves indebted to us to call
and at once settle their accounts.
We have credited you when you
needed credit and we think you
should pay a? cheerfully as we
We will push collections if you
do not call and adjust your ac-
count. Yours Truly,
Ell edge Bkos.
One of the biggest deals in wheat
yet recorded has just come to light,
by which all the available cash
wheat in the elevators throughout
the United States passed into the
hand of a combine, who has been
quietly getting a corner on the pro-
duct for some time.
This is the outcome of the tre
mendous deal set on foot in mid
summer by certain cliques in every
large market in America. In St
Louis the movement has bK'ii pro
bably more pronounced than in
any other city. Rumors of a coin
bine 011 the part of a select coterie
of bulls were rife at the time the
great bulge which finally sent Sep
tember and December wheat over
a dollar began, and their truth was
demonstrated when all ol the cash
wheat in this market passed into
the hands of one man representing
the combine when the September
deliveries were made.
To-day there will be in the neigh
borhood of 1,250,(XX) bushels deliv
ered in the same parties in St. Louis,
and by the end of December the
amount may be increased to close
on to 2,(XX),000 bushels. The lirst
enormous figures represent nearly
all of the wheat in the public ('le-
vators: In passing iuto the hands
of t' e so-called bull clique just
that amount of wheat is taken out
of the hands of the farmers, grain-
men, elevator companies and oth-
ers and placed in the keeping of
a few men who expecct to realize
profits according to their own lik-
ing out of it.
In Chicago the situation is about
the same as it is in St. Louis, and
what applies to St. Louis and Chi-
cago also applies to New York. To-
ledo, Minneapolis and other mar-
kets. The wheat will pass out of
the hands of the manv into the
hands of the few. That they ex
pect to manipulate the markets in
their own favor is appcaraut from
the fact that they are willing to
take all the Wheat will be delivered
If this gigantic scheme is suc-
cessful, $1.25 wheat is a possibility
in the near future and those of our
people who have not yet marketed
their crop may profit largely
by holding 011 just a little while
\ \\( i:s iti m:it \m>
IXitJS Fl\ i: (TATS.
I Cotton Was Slow in New York
In Norman, hutter and eggs have
advanced five cents over last week.
The market follows:
Butter, per lb, 20c.
Eggs, per doz, 20c.
Hens, per doz, $2.00.
Young chickens, per doz, 1.85
Apples, per bu, 1.50.
Irish Potatoes, per bu, 1.00.
Sweet Potatoes, " 41 50c.
Corn, per bu, 20aud 21c.
Cotton* from $4 50 to £-l.'.M).
Thursday, the receipts of wheat
in Kansas City were 111 cars
Spring wheat No 2. sold at s i.Jc.
Corn was rather slow and closed
at Stffl cents.
THE COTTON MARKET.
New York, Dec. 1. Cotton, spot
closed dull; middling uplands, ">
13-10; middliing gulf, 0 1-16; sales,
The following is a list of adver-
tised letters for the week ending
At well W. D.
Allison F. M.
Brown Mrs. Catherine.
Den ice Will.
Hoggett CI ill'.
Henry Mary 1>.
Howell Mrs. M. F.
Gowling C. B.
Kelly J. ,T.
Lockett J. Y.
Leoner Addie 1>.
McClure J. W.
Rosen berry Mrs. \V. Iv
Snapp Alvin P.
Smith P. Iv.
Persons calling for any of the)
above letters please say adv rtised.
'1. J Johnson, 1*. M.
OKS ICKSTK \ IN i:i>.
<io\eminent Inspectors Looking
\Iter Indian Traders.
Itl.UAINKI) IN TilK FAMII.V.
Guthrie, Ok., Nov. 20.— There is
at least one instance where the un-
ited recommendations of Oklaho-
ma's three postoflice referee* failed
to put their man in office. The
present postmaster at Alva is not
the man who was lirst given the
place. One member ol the board
learned of the change in this way:
Postmaster W. L. Douglass, the
incumbent, was here not long ago,
and w.t- i iiroduc'd to M C. Hart,
one of the referees, whom he had
never seen. Mr. Hart looked at
him incredulously for a moment,
and said: k,l thought that the new
postmaster at Alva was a young
man, for I am sure that I indorse
a young man."
Postmaster Douglass replied:
"V s, you're right; it was a young
man, my son, whom the board in-
dorsed, but it was a mistake. His
initials were substituted accidental-
ly for mine."
WIimii Postmaster Douglas s'i-
Alva supporters learned of this
mistake, they notified Secretary
Bristow, who made the correction.
Postmaster Douglass's son had not
been an applicant for the place.
J. M. Thirstwood, of Grosbeck
Tex., says that when he has a spell
of indigestion, and feels bad and
sluggish, he takes two of DeWitt's
Little Karly Risers at night, and he
is all right the next more ing.
Many thousands of others do tne
same thing. Do you.- W\ T. May-
we have just received an assort-
ment of Gent's Underwear. If you
need any, don't overlook this stock,
for we can please all both in price
and quality of goods.
Russell & Co.
Moments are useless if trifled
away; and they are dangerously
wasted if consumed by delay in
cases where One Minute Cough
Cure would bring immediate relief
R. J. Weeks
A Sure Thing tor You.
A transaction in which you can-
not lose is a sure thing. Bilious-
ness, sick headache, furred tongue,
fever, piles and a thousand other
ills are caused by constipation and
sluggish liver. Carcarets Candy
Cathartic, the wonderful new liver
stimulant aud intestinal tonic are
by all druggists guaranteed to cure
or money refunded. C. C. C. are a
sure thing. Try a box to-day; 10c,
'Joe., 50c. Sample and booklet free.
Warning: Persons who suffer
from coughs and colds should
heed the warnings of danger and
save themselves suffeiing and fa-
tal results by using One Minute
Cough Cure. It is an infallable
remedy for coughs, colds croup
and Throat and lung troubles. W
The finest assortment of New
Novelty Outings ever shown in the
territory has just been put 011 die
play at Russell & Co's. They com-
prise all the latest Paris and New
York colorings -nothing passe
I about these and at the low prices
asked for them they wont last Ion
* < «J
IF YOU WILL VISIT EVERY
STORE LIKE OURS IN THE
TOWN AND 0 * 0 O * v 0
WITH OURS AND THEIR
PRICES WITH OUR PRICES,
YOU WILLQUICKLYS e
how you might start a snug little
bank account with the money you
save at our prices.
EK l.ii:iM;i: IS it OS.
INDI AN TKAIIKKS WOUUIIOK
Shawnee, Ok.. Nov. 2.—Consid-
erable anxiety has followed the
visit of \V. 15. Jones, United States
commissioner of Indian affairs, to
the different agencies in Oklahoma.
The accounts of all the trader*
were c arefully inspected and coin
parisons made to learn whether
the traders had exceeded the sched-
ule ol prolit" allowed by Congress.
I'lie schedule allows fr .in 25 to 85
! J, r cent profit, Out it has been gen-
■ rally ijiiered during the last ten
I vt hiv The traders were surprised
when thr v learned that they were
; In examined according to the
schedule, and regard it as a subter-
fuge to transfer their licenses to
I l\ < OI.I.KI roilS KKSTltAINKI).
lleaver, Ok-, Nov. 29.—A tempo-
rary ii junction has been granted
bv the probate court restraining
the treasurer of Beaver county
from the collecting of the increased
taxes :i- lixed by the present terri-
i n il liioard of equalization. The
argument for a permanent injunc-
tion will he made in the district
i Mill ION <■ IN Foil SHAWN E K.
(iiithric, Ok., Nov. 2!)—William
.It'iik ns, territorial secretary, grant-
< d a charter today of the Shawnee
Oil Mill and Gin company, capital
stuck §100,000. The company pur-
poses to manufacture cotton seed
oil and its products and to buy,
feed and sell cattle, and gin and
bale cotton. Its directors are Ed-
| moiid P. liomar, Phil S. Wither-
! sjiuoii, i < Hemming, F. Ii. Sher-
wood, l Gainesville Tex., and J. T.
MeKinstry. T. Peoples, J. Taylor
: liradh v and E. W. Kirkland,
I Shawnee, Ok. A charter was
I granted to the State bank of Shaw-
nee, with a capital stock of #50,000.
IT IS TIIOt <;ilT Till: PRESI-
DENT U ILI- APPOINT
Ii. T. I IuIiht Slated lor an Ap-
Washington, Dec. 1.—Oklahoma
politicians who huvo interval wed
the I'r«*si« 1<• i t on the subject say
the territorial judgeship appoint-
nicnts will ho announced next
week, a few days after the opening
of Collar > Interest was added to
the contests for t he judgeship ap-
pointments to day by a letter
which was received by a politician
from Hem; Asp, national com-
mitteeman lor Oklahoma. Mr.
Asp says in hi- letter that he is
for I". 1 . Uainer for associate jus-
tice. lie has not been counted as
a support'r of Huiner. Senator
Bak« r, who wa- it the N\" hi te house
to day, di.-<- the Oklahoma ap-
pointment- with the President in
w. <'. T. U.
A Wo'ii.iii Christian Temper-
ance I mon w is organized in thia
city on i <. inI;iy ;i I It-rnoon Novem-
her 15 hy tin l;i<l 4 of the Christian
Union and imi by tie Christian
church as w i- statril through mis-
take in last we'-k'H issue.
This organization is < omposi <1 of
ineinlx'i "l ii \ iiious churches
ol Norm i.i in 1 «•. i ■ ihat every lady
should i i proml to cxhonorate.
The next tin eting" will be held in
the Hapti t church on Monday
Novetnln'r 1 at thre.- o'clock. All
who f« < 1 iiit i .-it'tl are urged to at-
Mrs g- W.Tracy.
< Ori«-^ponding Secretary.
• 1 II
Miss Millie Blake will give Lessons in Art in the room
over the Palace Drug Store, Thursday's Friday's and
Saturday's, from one o'clock to four p. m.
why pay more
ry. Buy School
1 have change left,
that we give tlie
that is cheaper to
you, (should you be the 15th pur-
chaser) than I tiying the cheapest.
We just reo i ve<I a lot of new goods
thin week. Our No. oOOSock will be
sold while they last at 10cents it's a
Royal U.iij iiii Have you seen our
$1.75 ladies line shoe. It's worth
much more hut v. sell bargains as
Auction lot o
rown, $1.10, a
regular$1,75 or $2.00
hat. Soim \tra bargains in Men's
Fine Shot I I J.adies shoes as
low as . i Can you afford to
do without i Washing Machine
when we sell them way below any
one else A*k about them. Don't
forget tli'- New York Racket is a
genuine Racket. We buy anything
that we can undersell oil.
Sometimes people say that we
have no dry-goods, shoes, etc., just
|.C. Hurry, one of the best known tinwari-mid little tricks. Comeand
citlcena f Spencer, No., testiflee gee if the individual who medeeucU
that he cured himself of the worst ^ statement was treated as an
kiinl of piles by uyiuff a few box-n j f 11 > t. *■ \ i(1,■ 1111 > people are not dealt
with an in days n'nne by. You are
\ « II I MI'JAI. CO. INCOItPOltATKll
i tintlirie, Ok-, Nov. 29.—William
Jenkins, territorial secretary, lian
U;ninl.''! a.eliartcr to the Western
('lieinical company of Pawnee and
I I'erry- The company has a capital
| to: I- of $48,000 and will manufac
ture proprietary medicines for live
I stock. I'lie istookholders are: M.
M. Il<ilmei«, A. A. Luther, L. ti.
Patterson ami John M. Holmes.
... n ii.. i.i.
of De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. He
had been troubled with piles for
over thirty years and had used
many different kinds of so-called
cures; but De Witt's was the one
that did the work and he will verify
this statement if any one wishes
especially invited to come and see
is in Central Mlu
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