The Peoples Voice (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, July 15, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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THE PEOPLE'S VOICE
NCW fJTATE NOTES.
Is tu atari fid oil well ui
45,000 m OUT
MEAT PACKING PLANTS ARE DE
CCRTCD BY EMPLOYES
STRIKERS ARE EXPIC IHC A LGIJC FICHT
M. In said that thorn arc over «i*ij
(louring mills In Oklahoma. and >>
urn- Hark of flour Ik Oil exhibition u.
the World's /air.
Hinton will celebrate the opening '>'
tbo ii'-w fountry August (1th. Govei
nor Ferguson him accepted an Invlta
linn to addreus tho gathering.
Tin Frisco Ims oatribllshed through
ffrvlrc frfim Ardmore to Durant un•.
|>ollll.lt <5 Hl.
Tho Unit, loud of Kay county wheat
IfHtiil nlxly two pounds to the hushoi
imH broukIil seventy coiils.
Tho Ardmore oil company has let
u contract Tor Iho winking of Its Wil l
i« Jmhii Davidson, lift ex| orloneiid oil
man. Tho well )« to Itc sunk a dis-
tance of 'J.ihhi fert.
I'). J. Goodwin, deputy marHhal ni
AltlirMin, burl his li lt. IiiiihI blown Oil
by a i;lant firecracker July 'till, ami
amputation fit tbo wrist wan nocu
Ai a Joint meeting of tho Lawton
Olnh iimil tho ('ouitiiorclal Club at
lawton tho Hcparnto elubo woro ills-
banded anil u larger anil better organi
cation lr> be liuown aa tin: Lawton
ThriMtKh 'bo udvloo of C< lonol
Handled, agent for llio Comanche In-
•liana, tho citizens of Anadarko aro
inking steps to secure from tho gov-
ernment a valuablo tract of la Mil near
the city, Hiiltnbte for park purposus.
John Brown anil wll'o ami Jumea
Hiarklnij woro untested at. Alva last
week npon tho i liargo of counterfoil
ing. Molds, u number of spurious
coins and materials used In luakUiC
tho "queer" woro found In their pox
0 A Leiich. a printer of Cliatidlor,
won u prlr.e for tbo cloirout guoas of
tho number entering tho postlfflce
on n oortaln day. lliu guesa wan 4,-
lilll), liflil tin' register allowed 4,254.
Tlii' prize wan a ticket to tho World's
full' or Its equivalent. Ilt> look tho
Frank Simpson was found dead In
a pond near his place, six miles north-
wont, of Comanche, Inst week. Tho
i nnoaor'H Jury rendered a vordlct of
Arrangements have boon made for
eomplotluM ii lino of tho Postal Tele-
uniph company from Oklahoma (Hty,
ti) way of Shawnee, tu South McAles-
t. al-o from iv^'son, Texas, north
to Sooth McAlester.
a commit tee, consisting of See re-
Ury .1 II Thotmru anil 11. J. New
berry of tho agricultural board and
M. Thiickci anil bihu Ooloblo of the
good ronda association, met In (ioth-
rlo last week to prepare a good roads
lilll to bo presented to the next terri-
Charles I'arker, a ten year-old lad,
was killed In McLoud last week. He
tell under the feet of a loam of horses
and was kicked by one of them lu tho
hack lie only lived ten minutes after
I'uIsb (ilcked up
hone Wolf was visited li> a tiro last
week that destroyi d a hotel, numerous
. ideiiee-. a meat market, billiard
and realty building A bank was
dynamited to ft op Iho spread ot the
\ flouring mill at Okeune was
luirnvd last week the loss Is said
to bo •> •<> with about JIO.OOU In-
Will CjjuaI tho Antoracite Strike of
two Years A^o—Work All Cleared
Up Before Men Go Out—Difference
in Wageo of Unskilled Workmen
CHICAGO: An ii result of a stub-
born illwiKreomi nt, chiefly over wagon
lor unskilled labor, one of tho most
extensive atrlkos In tho history of tho
moat packing Industry of tho United
Stales began In Chicago, Kansaa City,
Omaha, Kt. Joseph and other citlen
whero JarKfl packing plants are lo-
cated. If prolonged, tiio utrlko Is ex-
pocti d to catiso wldeuproail Inconvon-
lonco, possibly equaling tho anthra-
clto coal famine of iwo years at;o.
'J'ho unanimity of tho sirlko wan
complete. Morn tiian 45,1)01) employes
are directly Involved. In Chicago
alone 18,00(1 men are on strike.
The effect of tho Htrlki! oil tho food
ripply of tho country and tho price of
iii'mis Is being earnestly discussed,
notwithstanding announcement that
the packing houses, contrary to noine-
■vhat general expectations, will con-
tinue operations without any close-
down, employing whatever help muy
Im obtainable. How much alleviation
In lliu furnishing of supplies to the
public this course may afford Is u mat-
ter of wide variation of opinion. The
packers declare that r.undrods of nren
who could not bo provided with places
have been applying dally for work.
Tho walkout here was started by
th< employes of tho killing depart-
ments ill tho various packiug houses.
Tho killers were followed by the
workers in tho other departments as
fast as tho current work loft by the
rlaughtererfl could bo cleaned up.
Thus as tin1 workers In each depart-
ment disposed of their part of the
work they threw off their aprons and
departed. This consideration was
shown for the ^'uUicrWi tho labor of-
ficials announced, because !t. was not
the desire of tho men to cause the
j Hons from hundr<-dii of unemployed
I men for positions at less wages than
I wi. havu be,e.n paying, and t.v«ry day
j '.xpiK.'t to Increase our output. We re-
pret. extremely the '.lamshlps and suf-
fering that, w^l be Imposed on theso
men who aro thrown out of work, di-
rectly anil indlrectiy through the
strike, and the temporary Inconven-
iences caused the public at large, but
wo consider the fault rests entirely
with tho union, who uot only asked
what they were not entitled to, but de-
clined to submit the question to Im-
i'resii -nt Donnelly, trio Elrike load-
"I wish to make it. clear that we
ore not fighting for an Increase in
wages, but against n decrease.
"Our original demand was for r.
minimum of twenty cents an hour for
laborers. This demand was amended
after our second conference with Iho
packers in June.
"We agreed to a scale or 1 %Va cents
an hour, except in Omaha and Hiiux
City, where the scale is Ji) cents.
"Tho packers, oil the other hand,
refused to pay more than 17k cents
an hour, and declined to sign any
agreements ut all. except with a very
small portion of tho workmen.
"The question of wages to skilled
men was not discussed. To unskilled
workmen tho average wago was 18%
cents, but when asked that this bo
n ado tho minimum wago they cut
It to 17(4 cents and 15 cents. Mer
could llvo on IB cents if they got
steady work, but In some plants n * i
have been able to make only thirteen
hours a Week at tills wage scale. They
could not llvo on it. No one could."
MORE TROUBLE ON CLAIM NO. 1
RULING OF DEPARTMENT
INDIAN AGENT STOPS THE SALE Of LAUD
Famous Lawton Claim Causes Am
other Court Case
I/AWTON: Nearly every one re-
members tho excitement which pre-
vailed when James it. Woods of Nor-
ton. Kansas, drew claim No. I in tho
big lottery and selected a claim adjoin-
ing Lawton. Many wero the contests
lib d against Woods. Ho soon died.
Tho widow, after defeating several
contestants and protests, made final
proof for townsito purposes and the]
Woods addition was placed on the mar-
ket. Mrs. Woods married Oliver Pow-
ers, and In September, 1903, died, loav-
lilg „ will naming Powers executor
employers any financial loss as a re-1 \ petition has been filed by attorney
suit of neglecting meat that was on
hand tq he dressed.
Watched by cordons of police, the
btrluers llled briskly out of the pack-
ing houses, carrying overalls, rubber
boots and knives, cleavers and steels.
Tho strikers were greeted by crowds
ot women and children, many of whom
joined hands with tho workmen on
tho out ward march. There was abso-
lutely no sign of disorder.
A picturesque seen: was presented
when the sausage factories and can-
peries wero left by thlr forces.
There aro 1,000 girls employed in
for Cyrus Kimmell In an action
brought in the district court against
the Woods estate to enforce a contract
made with Mrs. Woods in 1902 for a
one-fourth interest in tho Woods ad-
dition. The petition recites that Mrs,
Woods w;w the daughter of Kimmell;
that Kimmell assisted Mrs. Woods by
loans of money to prove up with and
in other ways; that, the plaintiff en-
tered into a contract with her to man-
age all of her business, sales of lots
in Woods addition, etc. In considera-
te therefor he was to receive a one-
fourth Interest in said addition and a
these two departments of tho moat percentage of profits. Tho petition
Industry. Clad in the variegated garb
of factory girls, this army or femin-
ine strikers tripped blithely along the
matu thoroughfares of tho stock yards
and woro roundly cheered us they
emerged through the gates and dis-
tributed themselves In the crowd ot
men who had waited their Coming.
President Donnelly of tho Am alga
mated meat cutters and butcher work-
men of North America, leader of the
strikers, said in a conversation that
tho strikers would havo little dltficulty
withstanding a selge or a year with
the packing houses. In Chicago
thirty five local unions are Involved
in the strike.
Arthur Meeker of Armour A; (o..
further states that Executor Powers
refuses to recognize tho contract or
plaintiffs rights, and plaintiff demands
judgment for services performed, or a
total of $7,000 damages In lieu thereof.
CLASSED AS "COLORED'
Filipinos Are Debarred From Ken-
tucky Manual Training School
LOU1SVILLH, Ki'.t Tho state
board has instructed tho high school
board to inform four Filipino students
who applied to the Dupont Manual
Training school for admission that
their color debars them from the
privileges of tho public schools. When
the request that the Filipino boys be
allowed free admittance to the school
was presented to tho board Dr. R. K.
"We consider tho demands of the
union for an advance In wages of un- j ----- . [f Fillpino8 were not
skilled labor entirely unwarranted by | "alv^ mq med ^ i hp had
unusual conditions. We could not con- as to the separ-
ation of tho races
found that the word "colored" applied
Indians and the brown
cede it and proposed to submit ^ | — ,hA r„rf>a tlu, schools and
question to arbitration, which
union declined to do, and called
strike. Kvery department Is kept run- to negroes,
niug. how ever. We havo had appltcn- races.
Wilburton has granted a franchise
fur an electric llgjit plant, and work
mi it Is to begin at ouce.
CLAIMS SELF DEFENSE
Negro Who Shot Three Others W ll
Plead His Own Protection
HOLDENVILLE: Henry Stewart,
the negro who killed his wife and two
LARGE GAME PRESERVE
Texars Making an Effort to Buy 50,-
000 Acres in Choctaw Nation
MUSKOGEE: The Indian agent has
recently received a number of ctrcu-
negro men at Wewoka on tho Fourth I tow setting forth a prospectus of a
„i Jul v. was brought hero by T. E. I Sreat game preserve which is to be
Hriuts and It. C. Crouch, otUcers of promoted by s.tortinien of l- \as, the
Ada. at waich place he was located. ;alKi to be secured tn the Kiamachl
Th slayer is a negro of good 'H1' mountains of tho Choctaw nation,
pearance, quiet demeanor and speaks | The promoter of tho proposition is
with a pure accent He was Inclined jack Gordon of Paris, Texas, and his
to be reticent, and would not talk a pjau buy at least 50,000 acres ot
neal deal. The story ho told the of AiUt lan(j jn tbo mountains, fence It.
ticers. however, indicates that one ol m(j in addition to the already great
the negroes had taken his wife off. abundance of wild game there, stock
and he, following, had come upon lt wltt, nloro if necessary. It Is
them and the third negro. When proposed to capitalize the club at
I the other negroes saw Stewart ap hjo.OOO. which IB to be subscribed by
rho centra' Htstrk-t medical board, poaching one of them made a move paris people and their friends
whow duty lt is W oxamtue applicants (or his weapon, when Stewart, whe throughout tho United States. I he
for tho practice > f uiodlcine, had mor ms revolver in re.idlne- . opened imliatx officials here have been asked
ihan one hundred candidates tor ti fir,.. a revolver was found In the to take stink In the scheme.
eease last mm-k This board
tlturiieod by a recent act of eon. ..
.aid through it qikuoks will be put out wrts aiso armed at tho time of the iu,-nts for the protection and propa
V Pottawatomie county farmer, H.
Ii Heal, raised t ;:i)0 bushels of po-
u-ttoos on five acres of laud. Tho en
tire c.rt*i> wa- -;otd tor seventy cents a
rho annual reunion of the Chicks
aw brigade of iho Halted Confederate
Veterans will be hold at Sulphur, Jiiij
.1. ?•„' and 23.
Petitioner Recited She Was a Freed-
man, While Rolls Showed Shi Was
Listed as a Half Blood—Matter De-
termines Who Can Sell. Land
MUSKOGEE: The most imiiortant
fircision given out by the interior de-
partment was the one recently decided
establishing the precedent which the
land buyers have boon longing for
ever since tho restrictions were re-
moved from the freedmen's land in
The trouble has been that the bill
read, "Anil all allottees not of In-
dian blood, etc., shall have tho right
to sell t.ielr lands without restric-
tion," and the fact that, there were a
good many citizens who were enrolled
as freoilmen, but had Indian blood in
their veins, kept the land buyero
guessing whetaer to buy land of the
freedman who was of Indian blood,
and many of them would not buy at
all, ns the banks would not make
loans on the land bought from a
freedman who was of Indian blood.
The following is the first time the
(kpartemnt of the interior has ever
made any decision on the question,
and is a letter written to Rhoda Cook
of Haynes, I. T., who admitted in her
petition that she was at least one-
half Creek Indian:
Department of the Interior, United
Slates Indian Service. Union Agency
—Rhoda Cook, Haynes, I. T.: Dear
Madam—June 8, 1904, I submited your
petition for tUe sale of a portion of
your allotment in tho Creek nation,
described as the north half of the
northeast quarter of section 2:1, town-
ship IS, north, range 17 east, 80
It appears that you are a Crefk
freedman, and your name appears on
the approved partial roll of Creek
freedmen opposite No. "772.
In your letter accomapnying your
said petition you state that you are
"as much as oue-half Creek Indian by
The petition and all tho papers re-
ceived therewith wero transmitted to
the department, which, ill returning
tho same, states that under tho law
the commission to the five tribes and
the department have the authority to
determine- whether applicants for citi-
zenship in the Creek nation aro en-
titled to enrollment as freedmen or as
Indians by blood; t'aat It has been de-
termined that you were entitled to en-
rollment as a freedman. and that it
was believed that in the meaning
of the law you are a Creek freedman
and have a right to dispose of your
land without departmental supervis-
ion. Under theso circumstances you
will not be permitted to list your
land for sale under tho regulations of
July 10, 190.1. Very respectfully,
J. 1ILAIK SHOENFBLT,
United States Indian Agent.
Total List of Dead Is Given as 9B3 in
the Final Report
NEW YORK: Tho total dead in
the destruction of the excursion
steamer General Slocum on June 15 Is
giver as 958 in the final report pre-
sented to Police Commissioner Mc-
Adoo by Hie inspectors in charge of
the investigation by the police de-
partment. Only 897 of the dead were
Identified. 02 were reported missing
and CI unidentified, while 180 were
injured, and only "-15 out of the nearly
1,400 on the steamer escaped injury.
Assuming that the unidentified dead
are among tho missing, all but one
has been thus accounted for.
NEW ANTS A SUCCESS
Government Experiments in Boll
Weevil Section Satisfactory
WASHINGTON: Tho effective-
ness of the Guatemalan ants in check-
ing the ravages of the boll weevil In
the cotton fields has been tested by-
Mr. Cook, expert of the department of
agriculture. In a telegram to Mr.
Wilson, secretary of agriculture. Mr.
Cook announces the ants promptly de-
stroy the weevils, and the Texas rod
ants as well. To telegram, which
was the subject of great satisfaction
to both Secretary Wilson and Dr.
Galloway, t alef of the bureau of plant
INDIAN TERRITORY SCHOOLS
Rules Governing the Expenditure o#
the $100,000 Appropriation
MUSKOGEE: The secretary of ih i
interior has submitted to Superinten-
dent John Benedict of the Indian
schools rules and regulations govern-
ing tho expenditure of the |100,00
appropriation provided for by the lasc
congress for the education of the
children of non-citizens in Indian Ter-
According to the rules the entire
appropriation is to be expended in the
payment of teachers" salaries. Where
it. is convenient the tribal schoc;
buildings already in existence will bt'
used, and where thero are no build-
ings the citizens of the community
aro required to construct and equip
tho necessary buildings.
One of the features of the regula-
tion is that none of the towns and
cities aro to be benefitted by the ap-
propriation, it being exclusively for
the education of iho children of nou-
citizens in the country districts. The
Indian children are to attend the
same schools with the whites, where
practical. In such cases the salaries
of the teachers are to be paid both
from the appropriation and from the
tribal funds in proportion to the lum-
ber of each class attending.
For the education of negro children
of both citizens and non-citizens sepa-
rate schools are to be provided.
The matter of locating the new
schools is left to Superintendent.
Benedict iTnd the supervisors of tho
nations whero such schools aro to
be established, subject, however, in
all cases to the approval of the sec-
retary of the interior. Tho superin-
tendent also has tho examining and
appointing of teachers, but the sec-
retary fixes their salaries.
Mr. Benedict will begin immediately
to carry out the instructions. lt
cannot be stated now just how many-
new schools will be required, but it is
tho Intention of the department thai
all children of the territory be given
advantage of the provision. lu many-
cases the tribal buildings are largo
enough to acommodate all the ebil
dren of the district, while in many
other localities no building:; at all ex-
ist. However, the residents of most
coriimunities will be willing to con-
struct the necessary houses. Superin-
tendent Benedict has already received
numerous letters in which such offers-
This is tho first provision that has
ever been made for tho education of
tho children of non-citizens in the.
country districts. In most, of tho
towns tho municipal governments
have provided excellent schools. It
was for this reason that the appro-
priation is to go entirely to the coun-
The secretary's rules wore based
upon recommendations submitted by
Superintendent Benedict through In-
dian Inspector J. George Wright.
Only Beaumont Oil Can be Used
GUTHRIE: Secretary Tom Morris
of the Oklahoma Live Stock Sanitary
Commission states that thus far no
oil other than that found in a few-
wells in the Beaumont, Texas, district
has been found that will do for use
in killing the fever ticks on cattle.
Other oils possess so much petroleum
as to make them unfit for such a pur-
pose. On the contrary, the Beaumont
oil is no good for petroleum purposes.
The specific gravity of Beaumont oil
Is 22 and 23. while that of Cleveland.
Okla., oil is 38. There aro only one oi
two wells in the Beaumont district
from which the oil is suitable for dip-
ping purposes; the vats in wtffch th<
cattle are dipped hold from 400 to 500
gallons of tho crude oil.
Papa Spoiled Their Pfar.s
SHAWNEE: A pretty young wom-
an named Collins attempted to elopo
from her home north of hero with a
you.*; man. Her father followed
and caught them on a westbound
train, which was just leaving. He
grabbed the girl, pulled the bell cord
and left the young man to take tho
wedding journey alone.
Industry, is dated Victoria, Texas
Is ns follows.
"After two weeks of captivity and
of sugar diet the Guatemalan ants
promptly destroyed the Texas boll
weevil, a!.o the Texas red ants, the
harmful sfcles with wrlch It was
It ts thought they might resemble."
was au pockets of one of the dead negroes, proposed to build elegant club quar-
vngrtvs- nmi it is probable that other nian ters and to make special arrange-
fcofelle park .
iter i* to havo a now
HH will make tho
whlcj ap 'preserve on a par with tha royal pre-
shooting. Stewart seems to regret j gallon of game that
the shooting Of his wife
pears to tune been accidental. I serves of England
A council of the Citizens of
uuthus was organized at Shawnee
wee'.. The charier list Is mailt
nf fifty five prominent
FIFTY YEARS OLD
Republicans Celebrate the Founding
of the Party
JACKSON, MICH.: The fiftieth
anniversary of the founding of the re-
publican pirty "Under the Oaks' in
this city July 0, 1854. was celebrated
here. Secretary of State Hay, who
who was private secretary to Abra-
ham Lincoln, the first republican
president, was tho orator of the day.
Other distinguished guests present
were Speaker Joe Cannon, Senator C.
W. Fairbanks, Senator R. A. Alget
and J. C. Burrows of Michigan.
The city was hung with bunting
and band concerts preceded the ar-
rival of the distinguished men.
Speeches were made by Senator Fair-
banks and Senator Alger, following
that bj Secretary Hay. An Immense
audience was presi at and the cnthu<
siasm t in high
George Hood, n farmer living in
tho Osage Indian country, was killed
while ImrvoHtlng wheat. While re-
pairing hht binder tho team ran away.
ii ml Hood was horribly mangled by
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