The Osage Journal. (Pawhuska, Osage Nation, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 23, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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The OSAGE JOURNAL
Allotment, progression and individualization.
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CITY SCHOOLS OPEN.
Enrollment Reaches nearly One
Hundred and Fifty.
good WORK inaugurated.
At 9 o dock lust Monday the
school board, teachers and pupils
met at the Baptist church to
make a beginning of what it is
hoped will grow into one the
beet organized schools of Okla
hoina Territory; Since their
election, (August 18) the board
had labored incessantly tor the
early opening of the school and
the fruits of their lalior were
realized when they saw more
than one hundred boys and girls
with books and slates under
their arms marching in direction
of the church.
It is proper, here, to say that
the success of the school depends
largely upon these boys and girls.
School boards, professors and
teachers cannot make success
alone. They must have tiie co
operation of the boys and girls,
backed by that of the parents.
The interest manifested at the
starting Monday indicates suc-
cess The apparent desire of the
children to be again in school
and to take up their school work
bids well for a prosperous year
for both school and children.
The work of assignment and
classification was completed
Monday and the enrollment
in each grade is as follows:
Primary grade, teacher, Miss
Blanc, enrollment 53.
Intermediate grade, teacher,
Miss Pratt, enrollment 35.
Grammar grade, teacher, Mr.
McCreight, enrollment 27.
Grade 7, 8 and 9 are under
The primary and intermediate
grades are at the Baptist church,
the Grammar grade at the Episc-
opal parish house and the 7, 8
and 9 at the Methodist church.
The first week’s work is now
completed and seems satisfac-
tory. An earnest effort by
pupils, teachers and patrons w il
make this first year one of mark-
Odd Fellow* in Grand Lodge.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge
I. O. O, F. met in Philadelphia
Monday. 'Every jurisdiction of
the order in the United States
was represented at the conclave.
The report of Grand Sire
Wright shows the total subor-
dinate lodge membership to lie
1,217,145; encampment member-
ship, 177,839; Rebekah member
ship, 479,059; number of sub-
ordinate lodges, 14,315; expendi-
tures for relief, $4,033,049; total
revenues, $13,038,791; total re-
Continuing, the report states.
“The increase in membership
of our subordinate lodges was
05,724, in the encampment
branch, 9,900; in the Rebekah
branch, 20.391; making a total
increase of 102,105. The Patri-
arch Miltant will show a decrease
in membership, but that decrease
is only nominal and doubtless re-
sults from a clearing out of
names that really did not re-
present active members of that
pranch. The increase in receipts
!or the year was $751,077. The
increase in resources was $2,9 <4,-
961, and the increase in relief,
“The Militant branch alone in
our organization fails to show a
a substantial progress. There
has been a loss in membership
during the year of a little over
300. This condition of affairs, in
my judgment, demands imme-
diate attention and perhaps
The statistical information for
the year in thq report of Grand
Secretary John B. Goodwin in-
cluded the following: 124,210
candidates initiated, 54,235 mem-
bers suspended and 13,032 died.
Since 1830 the order has initiat'
ed 2,927,262 candidates; 292,541
members have died.
The report on the various
homes in its care of orphans and
aged brethren shows eighteen
Some Disclosures That Set People
MEW YORK LIFE UMDER FIRE.
See that cleaning up sale at
the Old Red Store.
Hereafter the annual state-
ments of life insurance com-
panies will hardly be accepted as
indicating the financial condition
of the companies. In the inves
ligation of the New York Lite it
was shown that just previous to
an examination by the insurance
commissioner the company had
transferred to a trust company
securities going far into big
figures for the reason that those
securities were not regarded as
gilt-edged and it wouldn t do for
the insurance company to lie
known as having such holdings.
After the examination was com-
pleted the securities were trans-
ferred from the trust company
back to the insurance company.
The result of the commissioner’s
findings necessarily’did not indi
cate the normal condition of the
company but only a temporary
condition manipulated so as to
be entirely satisfactory to the
pryiug eyes of the law. That
the same method of deception
used on the insurance commis-
sioner could be used to mislead
the public by fictitious annual
statements is obvious. It
is also obvious that under the
present system of business ethics
employed by insurance com-
panies the directors would never
hesitate to resort to any practice
which servrd their personal in-
President McCall’s explanation
of the company’s gift of $50,000
to the republican campaign fund
is a hard pill for the many thou-
sand democrats holding policies
with New York Life.
The life insurance business will
not be conducted on the right
basis, until, as with banks, other
considerations are deemed more
important than mere size. What
the policy holder is interested in
is the smallest possible loading
of his premium for expenses, and
ho may suffer quite as much in
his pocketbook when his money
is distributed among a horde of
agents as when stolen by the
general ollicers. it should at all
times lie remembered that a life
insurance company is a business
and not a missionary enterprise.
The revelations brought out
during these investigations will
not lessen the benefits of life in-
surance to policy holders or the
lieneficiaries, hut give a remark-
able insight as to the real cost
of insurance where honestly and
AN INLAND TOWN NO MORE.
Pawhuska Now Connected With
Three Great Lines of Road.
Cherokees in Last Council.
The Cherokee council conven-
ed at Talequah last Monday
in what will be their last sitting
as their tribal government will
he dissolved on March 4 next.
Considerable business is before
the council, an important feature
being a resolution favoring separ-
The principal business of the
council will be to formulate a
plan for the disposition of tribal
property after March 4. Chief
Rogers will recommend that
school property be sold to the
United States government and
that arrangements be made with
the government to sell this
property to the new state, the
buildings to be used for school
purposes in the meanwhile,.
Chief Rogers will recommend a
commission of three to close up
the affairs of the natiou. An
effort will also be made to per-
petuate the Cherokee Advocate,
the national newspaper.
To Confer Degree*.
A party, consisting of John
Franks, N. T. Overfield, Dr. Tal-
but, Ed. Simpkins and Dr. Bar-
ton were over to Fairfax last
Saturday to assist the Masonic
lodge at that place coufer de-
grees. The boys report a pleas-
ant trip and a pleasant time
W. I. Goff and Dan Luce, two
of Tulsa’s business men were
here Wednesday, looking over
F. G. Hill places an ad in this
issue of the Journal inciting you
to call on him when ordering
your suits for fall and winter.
He is located on Angle street in
the new Hill-Tolson building.
Robt. Boltwood has established
a cigar factory on Angle street
and is making the brands,
“Something Good” and “Dr’s
Prescription”, which are fast
growing favorites among local
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REGULAR SERVICE ON MIDLAND.
In our local columns this week
may he found a time card giving
the schedule of arrival and de-
parture of regular trains on the
Midland Vulley road. The first
train arrived last Sunday night
about twelve o’clock. It had
been reported due about seven in
the evening and a number of
citizens assembled at the depot
to see the first regular passenger
train arrive in the city. The
train departed next morning at
seven o’clock and has since made
regular time, arriving at 7:20 p.
m. and departing at 7 a. m.
The local freight or accom-
modation is .scheduled to arrive
at 0:45 p. m. and leave 5:45 a. m.
Business men have already lie
gun to feel the convenience, and
travelers are availing themselves
of the opportunity to avoid the
ride from here to Nelagony.
Several cars of freight have al-
ready been received by different
merchants and when complete
arrangements are made for trans-
ferring freight from other roads
at points south Pawhuska will
be enjoying the full advantages
of being bound to other parts of
the world by hands of steel.
in the new
V And the little quaint
i6th century pokes for
School Caps for
Boys and Girls
NEW FALL MUINERV
Mrs. George Saxon
First display commences
Tuesday, Sept. 5th.
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The Osage Journal. (Pawhuska, Osage Nation, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 23, 1905, newspaper, September 23, 1905; Pawhuska, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1173311/m1/1/: accessed January 23, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.