The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 141, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 24, 1899 Page: 3 of 8
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THE LEADER GUTHRIE. OKLAHOMA
OKLAHOMA FLOUR TRAIN
Causes Much Favorable Com
mental kansas City—Ureal
Kuai City. Aug. U.-TIW Journal
give# U>« following report ot the Oklafc®.
i'our counties oi Oklahoma Territory—
(Je. field. Oram, Klngll.-.be.- and Cunadlna
are making an agricultiral and fruit dis-
play this year that la ths peer in quality
ot any exhibit ever held within ibe bound-
aries of the United HtaUa The eahlbil la
confined to an ordinary baggage car, but
wlthlo its narrow confines la a showing
that *:ii be a revalatlon to tbe people of
the Eaat ,aud a revalatlon to tbe people of
tbe remarkable tarltory of Oklahoma b««
ever bad. it Is not a "freak" exhibit. No
pellicular care was exercised In the seleo-
tlcn of creals, fruit and vegetables .and
no effort was maUe to ■•cure a product or
abuormal growth or development.
The exhibit Is used as a side show to
what la, perhaps .the most remarkable
freight train that has ever Journeyed trom
the go- called wilds of the West to the At-
lantic coasL It conalata of nine freight
cars, tbe exhibit oar and a elteplng oar for
the ualn attaches an dthe Oklahoma sil-
ver cornet band. The freight cars are
loaded with flour, and their destination Is
New York City, the roads used being the
Burlington and the Baltimore anJ j/hto.
In all these are 500,000 pounds of the nneet
and best flour that the stones of a mill
ever ground ,and the shlppera are El Reno
Mlling Company, of El Reno; the Canad-
ian Milling Company, of Klngflaher; the
Enid Mill and Elevator Company, of Bnld;
and the Hennessey Mill and Elevator
Company, of Henneesey. The idea of mak
Iuk the shipment with a braas band and
advertising exhibit attachments originate !
with Sly Dixon, of whose unique meth-
ods of attracting the country has before
had sen.pies. He haa piloted advertising
train* to New Orleans and Galveston,
and three years ago took a McKlnlty oorn
train from Kama* that advertised the BUn
flower state from the Atlantic to tbe Pa-
cific. Aa assistants on the present trip
he haa Mayor Hlnaley, of El Reno; J. B.
Worrell, of Pond Creek, and Writh Gan-
non ,of Enid, and the Oklahoma £llver
Cornet band of sixteen pieces, under tbe
leadership of H. Caman .
A JO-DANDY TRAIN.
The train la decorated with the nation-
al colore, and each car bears two huge
bannera ,on which are lettered Oklaho-
ma facte worth remembering, and which
are embellished with pictures of farm
scenes, acbool houses, fertile valleys, cot
ton fields, mills and elevators, with an oc.
caslonal cartoon which is a mirth provok-
er. Among the inscriptions on the fianner.s
are the following, which, before User Turk
city is reached, will tell to hundreds of
thousands of people tbe etory of Oklaho-
raa'a remarkable prosperity and progress;
"Come to Oklahoma, the Beat and Heal-
thiest Country on Earth."
"Kingfisher, O. T.— copulation &.&U0;
jvlngfisher county, 22,000."
Pond Creek, O. T.—Population 2,600;
Grant county 22,000."
"Enid Will Ship, 4.^0.000 Bushels of
Wheat. Five Years old. Population.
"Okarche, Population 1,000, Will Ship
8UO.OOO Bushela of Whet In 18 ."
"Waukomis, O. T., Population .JOO,
Ships 800,000 Bushels of Wheat in 1m."
"Hennessey, O. T., Ships 1,000,000 Bash-
el* of Wheat In 1W."
"El Reno, Canadian County, Shlpa 4^0.
000 Bushels of Wheat in 1899."
"Are U A Sport? Wild game of all
kinds abounds in Oklahoma."
"Yukon, O. T.t Paid out for Wheat In
"Enid Is the Beat Town in Oklahoma In
Which There la Room for Every bod/."
"A Trip to Oklahoma Is What U need."
"El Reno, O. T., Ships 260,000 Bushels of
Wheat in 1899." t ^
"Oklahoma and the Country Around
Reno Is the Best on Earth."
A very suggestive cartoon reprssaBts
Uncle Sam studying an overgrown youth
"Gosh! How that kld'a growing. 1
Kueas 1 will have to put little O. K. In
long pants and make a state of him."
SCHEME IS SUCCESSFUL*.
' This is the moat successful advertising
scheme I have ever been connected with'
said Sly Dixon yesterday as he viewed
the people who were passing in steady
stream through the exhibit car, eagarly
asking questions and receiving advartlse-
lng literature. "It la an eye-opener to
even the people of Kansas and this alty
and before we get to New York it will
create a furor. At Wellington, Kan., 8,000
people passed through the car, at Wlehlta
at ieAst 6,000 and at Topeka 10,000. Hare
the rush has not begun but we are ready
to receive 20,000 people if they can
Into the yard and reach our train."
Then Mr. Dixon showed the exhibit to
tne reporter for The Journal. "Here,1
he, "ia corn of every variety grown in the
Wect and which reaches ita greatest per
feciion In Oklahoma. Where can you And
a better article than that you see before
you? Hers is wheat that haa not Its pear,
barley thai la a wonder and rye thai will
take a prlre anywhere." ,
Then Mr, Dixon showed the exh'hli te
the reporter for the Journal. "Here*"
aaid he, ' la corn of every variety grown
In the West nad which reaches Its great-
est perfection In Oklahoma. Where can
you flnd a better article than that you gae
before you? Here Is wheat uiat has not
Ita peer, barley that ia a wonder and rye
that will take a prise anyrr here.
There are also broomcorn, cotton and
cotton seed Kafir corn, goosestem grass
ten feet four inches high; alfalfa of excel-
lent quality, millet .that goes sixty-five
pounda to the buahel .and a aample of
Osage hedge nine feet in length.
Two monater loavea of bread are feat-
urea of the display. One, furnished by
the El Reno Mill and Elevator Company
la six feet long and weighs sixty five
pounda. The other la seven feet ptx In-
ches long and weighs seventy-five pounds,
it la furnished by * j Canadian County
"Where will you flnd a better display of
vegetables?" aald Mr. Dixon, aa he point-
ed to a tempting at ray of garden P'OOOcta.
"THE PRIDE OF OKLAHOMA.
"This la called the 'Pride of Oklahama'
he continued, aa he tapped a huge water-
melon. "It weighs eighty pounda, and
waa raised on Walter Ware's place aaaf
Pnod Creek. It Is only an ordlary sample.
Watermelons are raised In Oklahoma that
art watermelons. Look at that pumpkin,
It weighs 104 pounds. Isn't it a^eauty?
That squash alongside of it will welgus
eeventy-flve pounda, thoae muakmelona
twenty pounds apelce .and of those po-
tatoes near by It only takes a few to make
Castor beans on stalks fifteen high;
peanuts, asparagus, monster cabbages,
lima beana with poda twelve lnchea long,
and tomatoee as large as muskn.elonF
completed this department of the exhibit.
"Oklahoma Is young, but It Is a
fruit country," continued Mr. Dixon, halt-
Ins before the trait display.
that grows outdoors will grow theraHere
Is a small limb from a 4-year-old apple
tree, it has lea applee on It. which, for
soundness and flavor, have no equal in tbe
Western country. These pears and theae
peachea are premium wlnnera."
"Don't forget the native salt,' remarked
J. B. Worrell, of Pond Creek, as he held
up a substance that looks like white
"No, Indeed," replied Mr. Dixon; "it le
too good a proposition to overlook. There
is a field ot this salt in the territory. All
that * ne has to UO I* to dig it out and have
it refined. Salt ilea at our doora in an
Inexhauatible quantity. Although the peo-
ple of Oklahoma are the salt of the earth
It is a good thing to have around.
• TIMES ARE MIGHTY GOOD."
"Times are mighty good io Oklahoma.
It is a poor stick of a man who cannot
make money there. Everybody i> prosper,
ous and Is willing to share his properli>
with others. Leas than ten yeera ago
tbe country was known to only a few
cattlemen and the Indiana. Now It is the
most prosperous and thriving of Uncle
Sam's domain, it is dotted with fertile
farms and enterprising towns and cities.
An admirable echool system is in opera-
tion, many churches flourish and capital
Is no longer coy In seeking investments,
it Is without doubt the greatest country
on earth today and the prosperity it is
now enjoying is not a marker to that
which will be recorded in the futura"
The exhibit car is well aranged. Every-
thing Is placed so aa to be viewed to the
best advantage. Mr. Dixon and his assis-
tants give the neceaaary explanations lu-
cidly and in a business-like way that
carrlea conviction to the mlnda of the
viewers. The train left El Reno August
15. and will arrive In New York city Sep-
tember 10. Its first stop after leaving
Kansas City will be at Seymour, la. At
Chicago a stop of several day's duration
will be made and then toy easy stages
other Important cities will be visited and
their people entertalnvd by a sight ot
the marvelous agricultural and orchard
products of the coming great state of
A. &M COLLKUE BULLETIN
Extensive Report of Experi-
ment With Fodder Crops.
Stillwater O. T. Aug 19—The A & M.
station haa Issued the following preea
bulletin No, 61.
The possibility of this territory as a
feeding and breeding ground for the beef
steer are unequalled. It would be hard to
flnu a region where the variety and the
amount of forage crops than can be
grown Is greater than here, coupled) with
a climate that makes shelter of any sort
a luxury. The corn and alfalfa of the cen-
tral and eaetern portion with #ie "short
grass" (that grows very tall) and kafflr
and sorghums of the western portion fur-
nish feed for live stock which exceeds in
value any other single 'Interest not even
exce<pting the wheat crop.
The experiment station at StiVlwater Is
studying the feeding: value ot tihe new for-
age crops about what little is known and
securing results of great Interest and
In April last, bulletin No, 37 reporting;
the resoilts of twenty-two separate diges-
tion trials with the product of the kafflr
plant was issued and attracted wide at
tentlon. It was shown that in digestibility
and In the feeding value the kafflr fod-
der and kafflr coim were almost equal,
pound to pound, to Indian oorn. The re-
sults of feeding experiments, re<port8 of
which has Just Ibeen issued, confirm the
work which has been done at the Kansas
station and elsewhere.
The problems of providing Tough forag-
with which to wlter stock cattle is an
Impontat one. Corn and kaffir corn, and
the different varieties of sorghum are the
natural oropa to be used for this purpose.
The results of digestion trials In Which
the yield of digestible nutriments per
acre was determined for the following
crops have Just been caJculated; Kafflr,
fodder, oorn fodder, email sorghum fod-
der, large sorphum fotiaer, black rice corn
fodder and milo maize fodder. The crops
were cut about October 1st when fully
mature. These digestion trials were Con-
ducted with Sheep but the results are ap-
plicable to steere, as it has been shown
that they dlfTer but HI title from sheep in
the amount of different foods which they
While It is possible that further re*
search with steers which is planned for
the coming winter may slightly alter the
results, especially the figure for the sor-
ghums, it seems advisable to publish the
following bgfei summary of the results of
te trial with sheep:
POUNDS PER ACRE.
in September. Early season last year was
profitable. The average yield of the Sep-
tember towing was 28.7 bushas, of the
October 21.5 and of the November only (.4
bushels per acre. Wh le the character of
the season may mod fy these results next
iou, the average of ail previous years
show the same advantage of early sow-
The experiment station at Stillwater of-
fers to send out speakers to farmers in-
stitutes and ia now making up a list of
meet;nga to which members of the sta-
tion staff will be sent dunng December.
January and February next. Farmers in-
stitutes are a good thin* and a number
of fanners and others should get togelh-
decHle to hold an institute , elect a
president and secretary and notify John
Fields, director of the experiment station
at St.lwa.er. Oklahoma. who will ar-
range to give all possible aid to these
The rainfall at the Oklahoma experiment
station during the first three weeks or
August lias been 1.04 iinches, making a
total of 23.12 for the year.
TALK I Ml OF WAK
Situation in TihiikvhuI Church
Excitement in Fuslami.
(Copyright toy the Associated Press.)
London, Aug. 10—National Interest, tlr>d
of delay, flags aa the tension at the war
and colonial offlcea grow. If war comei.
Great Britain will awaken w.'h a tremen-
dous etprt. If the Boers Sirrcnder to thj
British demands, scareefly more than \
r!ppie of Interest will toe exxrited, so long
as the Rennes court martial holds th®
world under the apeil ' f lis dramatic
recital. From a political standponlt oi
view a rapid and successful war against
the Boers should probably strengthen th*
hands of the conservative government
more than any other outcome of the pres-
ent crisis, for the vast preponderence of
public sentiment already heartily endorses
the course of Mr. Chamtoerta'.n and once
the British eoldlers meet their oCd enemy
the Boers, few would remain bold enough
to openly oppose the morality of the war.
Many awkward questions n regard io
the government's home policy am pending
and perha/ps it Is fortunate for the con-
servative party that the exi*ti ig events
abroad) distract aittenlon from h3m. Of
these home matters none Is mo.- serious
than the church otf England problem. The
conservative press end broad mlndei
clergy are begging the ritualists to obey
the decision of the arr-hlbiahoD ' ag iinst
their practices, but as the Dally Graph'c
•Now we have come to the parting cf
the ways, and even before the vanlois
bishops have formerly Issued their an*i-
rituallstic order, prominent clergyman
have raised the flag of rebellion and de-
fiance. The ± -gh churdh party seems hope-
lessly divided as to whether to temporar-
ily obey or oipenly defy."
The Saturday's Review tn an article n
Europe and Americana, sneering at tn«
proposed Anglo-American alliance frank
ly declares that it amounts to little oi
nothing. We have, the Review says, ar-
cei ted it almost as an axiom of soil id
podioy that friendly relations with the Un-
ited States is the only object worth aim
ing at in the western hemisphere. A ev
music hall ditties and after dinner
speeches would convince us that the
ject is secured and that we should forth-
with ignore all Arae. ran concerns
contemptible strife of parties.
The Review, continuing, says the com-
pletion of the Nlcaraguan canal by the
United States is a certainty and express-
es the belief that it will deal commerce,
perhaps the greatest blow It has eve*
Enemies, possibly, concludes the It. \
rivals certainly, we must be with the Un-
ited States in the years to come.
There is no doubt that the Saturday
Review, though not voicing popular sea
tlv.ent, represents the feeling of crtam
Britishers in the upper classes and offic-
Oorn fodder ..
Small a or, fod .
Large sor. fod
Biack rice fod .
Milo malse fod
.. .to. 000
Pounda digestible in 100 pounda a
Kaffir fodder ..
Corn fodder ..
Small sor. fod.
L<arge sor fod.
Black rice fod
Milb maize fod
While the sorghums greatly surpass the
kaffir and oorn in the total yield of di-
gestible nutrients their nutriti-ve ratio la
In each case so w'de that iheir fodders
are not desirable when they are the only
food given aa is usually the case with
slock cattle. The proteim oi the sorghums
is uniformly very low in digestibility in
this trial. It would appear from „ these
results that they are aa desirable as kaf
fir or corn, even though the y.eld per acre
Is much greater. Where it la possible to
procure concentrated feeds art a lower
price and feed them with tne sorghum
fodder it might pay, but the average
stockman succeeds best when hs farm
produces what is fed to his stock. Indian
com is known to be the standard crop in
tautening cattle and great numbers are
wintered on ita fodder. Kafflr will grow
where oorn wiU not and Is of almost equal
feeding value with corn.
The exper-ment station at Stillwater is
now sending out reports for lh&8-l*9. The
practical results of the experiments which
have been conducted during the past few
years are summarized and condensed
that tt is very easy to find Juat what one
Is looking for. The hook la furnished with
a complete index and should be in the
home of every farmer in the territory, es
pec lolly since u costs nothing hut the re-
quest that it be sent. Write for a copy
The advantage of early plowing and
early sowing i.or wueat are well il. us tret
ed by the results of the work of the Ex
pertinent station et stillwater. Last year,
plowing in July yielded on'an average of
over six bushels more than plowing early
I'rotpHMir Bunnell Dead.
Heidelberg, Germany, Aug., 19.—Profes-
sor Robert Wllhelm Eberhard Bunsen.
the chemist. Is dead ,aged 89 years.
Robert Wllhelm Eberhard Bunsen waa
born In Sallngen, Germany, on March 13.
1811. He studied at Gottlngen, where at
his father was professor of Occidental
literature, and at Paris, Berlin, fgd VIen
In 1836 he succeeded Wohler as profes
sor of chemistry at Cassell, going later
to a similar position at Marburg.
In 1841 he became director of the Chem-
ical Institution at Marburg. In 1851 he
became connected with the University of
Breslau, and a year later was with the
university ox neiueiDerg. lie was to-
gether with Professor KIrchhoff, the
founder of stellar chemistry. Numerous
discoveries were made by Professor Bun-
sen, many of them of great value to the
In 1875 the University of Leyden gave
him the honorary degree of M. D., and
in July, 1877, the University of Heldel-
burg held a big celebration to commemor-
ate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Prof-
fessor Bunsen's election to the chair of
He was appointed one of the few foreign
assoclatea of the Paris Acadamy of Scl-
encea In 188S.
AFFA IKS 1* UEKMANY
hmiwror Wllllm Meets Op
pabiliouuu his Canal Bill.
(Copyright, i w, by Aaaociated Press.)
Berlin. Aug. 1 .—The reeult of Wednes-
day'a and Thuraday a sessions of the diet
the unbroken oppoaltion to the conaerva-
tive, conatltutlng almost a majority of
the house, came as a stunning surprise,
not alone to the Emperor William, but
also to the whole cabinet. Dr. Von Miquel
the Prussian minister of finance, inelud-
Kansas City, Aug. 19. Contracts were
closed here today for the sale to a syndi-
cate of eastern commission merchants
of seventy car loads of eggs now In store
at Topeka, Abilene and Concordia, Kan.
The eggs are to be slhpped b ythree spe-
cial trains next week.The sellers will rea-
lize 16 cents a dozen, and the eggs will
retail in New York, Boston, Phllldelphia
an dother cities at a little over twenty
cents. The deal Is estimated to over 10.
To one of hla Intimatea the emperor
said, early this week, referring to the
opposition to the canal bill:
To yield to thla matter now would be
tantamount to abdication."
To the same gentleman hla xnajeaty
complained bitterly of the fact that the
cabinet ften managed aftaira of jpport-
ance so badly aa to force him agalnat hla
will to actively Interfere.
The result of Thursday vote In the
lower house, when by a vote of 212 to
i#9, It rejected the second readLag of the
bill relating to the Dormund Rhine canal
and the completion of the Dormund Etna
canal and by a vote of 228 to 126 rejected
tbe central canal bill, came as a surprise
theto the house itaelf. nobody aupppoalng
htat the opposition was ao atrong, Jpspe-
that the opposition was so strong po-
tions. The whole polish faction voted
ugainst the entire canal bill, whereas it
expected they would at leaat vote
for the Dortmund Rhine canal section.
The centre also acted contrary to all ex-
pectation. It split into three portions, ono
voting for the canal bill and another aga-
inst It, while the third remained neutral
and abstained from vqftng.
This, though meant as a clever triek.
rendered the centre powerleaa and helped
in the concervativea ruin.
The crushing defeat of the government,
which was meant as the defeat of the Bm-
peror William as king of Prussia, la gen-
erally admitted to be du« to the clumay
half hearted manner lnjwhich the gov-
ernment fought the battle from the very
flrat. Neither Prince Hohenlohe, the Im-
pelal chancellor nor Dr. Vod Miguel,
though both were present at the aesslon
on Wednesday, said a word in favor of
the measure with whlah the emperor has
Inactivity the emperor has so tshrdlu wy
st strongly Identified himself. ^Their in-
activity excited general comment.
The Kreuz Zeltung said:
"We do not know whether Dr. Von
Miquel is really for or against the bllL"
The word "dissolution" was not even
used by any of the government speak-
ers, though those present comprised near-
ly the whole cabinet. t
The only government" representative
who spoke decisively and well waa Col.
Budde, who declarad that the canal waa
a military neceaslty for Germany.
It Is quite evident that an Important
part of the cabinet does not share the
emperor's enthusiasm for the canal. The
putting of things together. It Is almost
certain that If the bill falls, as there now
seems small doubt It will, sof ar as the
vital part, the midland canal project, la
concerned, the cabinet muat be reorgani-
zed. It has been confidently asserted by
persons in the Intimacy of his majesty
that in the event of the defeat of the bill
the emperor will dissolve the diet and ap-
peal to the country. Even If this experi-
ment be made, which Is unlikely, the out-
come Is quite doubtful.
COMMENT ON DREYFUS.
The second trial by court martial of
Capt. Dreyfus, at Rennes, excited much
comment here this week, especially the
attempt on the life of M. Laborl and Gen.
Merclers so-called denouncements. The
latter are not taken seriously. His state-
ment that Germany was on the point of
declaring war with France In 1894 Is ridi-
culed. The whole German press is united
on this point. The extreme step which
Germany would have taken then If presi-
dent Casimlr-Perler had not put a stop
t othe violent attacks on the erman em-
bassy would have been to send Count
Von Munster Ledenburg, the German am-
bassador at Paris, on a long leave of ab-
sence. In no case would the relations of
the two governments have assumed a
The Tageblat calls General Merder's
revelations preposterous and the Frank-
fort Zeltung says Geneal Merder's talk
about Germany meaning war In January
1895, has excited only hllalty throughout
The Cologne Gazette, after calling the
prestlne state of the French mind a
"speclea of dementia," saya nobody in
Germany takes General Mercler seriously.
While the energy of the French govern-
ment la generally commented upon fav-
orably, doubts are expressed as to wheth-
er It Is strong enough to overcome the
disaffection In the army. Emperor
William, on ecelving the news of the
attempt on the life of M. Laborl, during
the ceremony of unveiling the monument
to his grandfather at Arolsen, Monday
used strong language in denouncing the
deed. He said the crlm waa evidently
part of a regular plot.
is mujesty has kept himself minutely
Informed of the Incidents of the trial at
The correspondent here of tne Associat-
ed Pcss hears that application, flrst
made by the English press and also tak-
er. up by a number of papers her3, fo*
the publication of some documents in tna
hards c fthe Cerman goverrnerr, calcul-
ated to exculpate Drevfui ^ey .-nd all
doubt, was seriously on ached t othe eti*
finally concluded that this would l ot do
an-1 that be must adhere strlc:!y to 4hU
system of absolute non-interference. La-
ter several of the uninspired papers ex-
pressed the same opinion. k
Interesting feature ot Germany s
foreign policy Is the strong reapproach-
ment with tne Netherlands and Belgium.
The advances came from the smaller
states. This reapproachment has made
steady headway for some time past. The
minister of the Netherlands here recent-
ly submitted the draft of a regular treaty
t othe German minister of foreign af-
fairs. Some of the Dutch newspapers, In
pointing out the need of such a treaty, ex-
press fears of the United States seizing
the Dutch colonies In Asia and the West
Indies. The German press talks favor-
ably of the project except the Pan-Gen-
man organs and rapidly jingo papers,
which express the belief that Holland and
her colonies will some day drop Into Ger-
manys Jaws anyway.
The draft of the new Samoan act pub-
lished here is substantially as It ap-
pears In America The correspondent of
the Associated Press learns that Gemany
will unquestionably ratify the work of the
the commission, although neither Emper-
or William nor Count Von Buelow, la en
tii ely satisfied.
GERMANY AND UNITED STATES.
Several of the most srlous and influent-
ial papers. Including the national Zeltung
printed strong editorials this week on tbe
relations of Germany with the United
States, vigorously recommending tha ac-
ceptance of invitations to the Phllsdelphla
[commercial evliibltlon. Jhey rgue that
here Is no valid reason to refuse, wMl*
personal Intercourse between oommereial
representatives will probably do mush to
Improve those relations
While at Remscheld this week tbe em-
peror made several remarka To a little
boy to whom his father entrusted a bou-
quet for his majesty and which the little
fellow was loathe to relinquish his ma-
jesty said: "Yea, what a German once
has he likes to keep.'
Considerable surprise was excited In
Berlin when It became known that the
emperor would not be present at the un-
veiling on Monday of the statue to Frede-
rick the Great In the Selges Allee, al-
though he had always declared Fre lerick
was his model and In - lew of the fact
Uiat he does not have anything Impor-
tant for that day. Still the emperor pref-
ers to go to the mlllatary parmle t Msy-
Prince Henry of Prussia will return
from the far east In December by way of
the United States.
The Agarlan papers have published trio
last alleged dividends of two German
branches of the standard oil company as
being 66H per cent and 47 per cent, and
tne papers demsnd that tlie government
put a stop to "such bleeding of the peo-
A former secretary of ins Ru slan prince
Orlnsky, a man named Schneider, was
arrested this week at Poosszelten, on the
charge of being at the >*ead of a band of
forgers of American paper money, which
has found Its way to Berlin and tha
United States In large quantities A big
package of flfty dollar notes waa seised.
The highest Prussian court haa decided
it to be a punishable offense to keep for
sale American meats and sausage which
have not pased examuinatlon. A dealer
at Inoveraglan, Poen, was fined 800 marks
on this account.
ST. LOUIS RACES.
St. Louis, Aug. 19.—Harry Duke, a
strong second choice, won the principal
event at the fair grounds, the Autumn
selling stake for all ages, value d at IL&00-
Flrat race, one and one quarter miles.
Etidorpha won; American Eagle sec-
ond; Gen Gaber third. Time 2:10.
Second race, one and one eighth miles.
Judge Steadman won; Eitholln second;
Basquit third. Time 1:56.
Third race, five and one half furlongs.
Capron won; Sid Bow second; Miss Hae
Day third. Time 1:09.
Fourth race, six furlongs. Dlser won;
Diggs second; Salinda third. Time 1:15.
Fifth race, Autumn stake for all ages,
value $1,500.1',4 furlongs. Harry Duke
Montgomery second; Gibraltar third, Time
Sixth race, one mile. Ida Ledford won;
Alice Turner second; Ferrol third. Time
8eventh race, one and one sixteenth
miles. Plnochlu won; Sam Lasard Esq j while It is true that cv r<rc?rcial relations
second; Ed Farrell third. Tims 1:49*. with tha United States might be battar.
Awful Treatment of
Child Ky I ii li u in mi I'Kri-ntM.
Kingfisher, Aug. 21—(Special)—One of
the worat cases of cruelty and depravity
that ever occurred In Chie city, was ths
barbarous trea/tment of a little four-year
odd boy, Saturday by his unnatural fath-
er and hla step-imother. The Free Press
of this city gives the following details of
this case of modern heathsnlsm:
Saturday morning George W. White and
his wife wero arrest ed on the complaint
of City Marshal T. P. Christy, for cruelty
and brutal treatment of their little four
year old boy. These people live in the old
Messel building, corner of Broadway and
Main. Thiey havo lived here for about six
months. The woman *a Wlhite's second
Wife, and stop-mother to the dhlldren
whose own mother died about two yea^s
ago. He has two chUdren, a girl thir^ en
years old, and a boy four years old In Jr. •
tober. The everyday cruelty oi the pai •
ents toward tiheir chfldren has created
profound Indrignatkm in the neighborhood.
Tho M'tle iboy had been Fi-fferlng, from
"summer oomiplaint," on at count of wh'^i
ho lhad 'frequently soiled til bed. This of-
fense seems to have been the direct caujo
of his punishment which resulted Satur-
day in the arrest of ils r a rents. That
morning, for the uncontrollable ofleflie
named, his mother flrst beat him soundly
with a stave of lath, wrapped the soiled
blanket around his little head and shoul-
ders and pushed him into the water closet
sat him <fc)wn upon the seart, fastened tho
door on the outside and left htm .Ths
child cTied, the mother returned, opened
the door and again punished him witto tho
stave. As she walked away she told the
chldl if he cried any moro she "would
return and beat the life out of him." This
was early in the mornflng, variously s
ed between 5, 6 and 7 o'clock. About
o'clock Marshal Christy was notified that,
the child was a prisoner in the closet and
he and Councilman McCartney went over
and released It. It was found to be lyluft
in the closet, exhausted, still wrapped In
the blanket-head, face and body be-
smeared with fllth and wringing wet with
sweat. It was a very hot morning and the
outhouse stands on a vacant lot .exposed
to the blazing sun. When taken out the
child'os body was found to be black and
blue from the calves of its legs to
body, the result of the bruta! punishment
to which It had been subjected.
When White was arrested he said the
chdjJd was his and he had a right to thrash
It as much as he pleased. The woman was
released on her own recognisance and the
man was held in Jail until Monday morri-
4ng when their trial was held before the
probate judge In the District Counri room
County Attorney Noffs'nger appeared f-.r
the territory and Col. John T. Bradley,
for the defendanta.
At the trial, the evidence of the larger
number of witnesses corroborated the
above story, and the Judge then found tbe
defendants erullty as charged In the oore-
plalnit and imposed a fine of J2S.OOion
White and $10 on hla wife .Mrs White p«W
her fine and costs with the remark «*t
she would "have nothing more to dowtth
the kid." In default of payment. White
was committed to JaM.
Tlie little gin appealed to County At-
torney Noffslnger and begged
should not be compelled to
She Is now In the employrnent of Mr. Aa
kenman and rec lv«e good wage.. The boy
„ a very bright .good
is at present In tho care of Mrs. Bake*.
for him, he would pay tor It.
Estate of ingersoll
New York. Aug. H.-Mrs Eva Ingenoll
widow of Colonel Robert Ingersoll toss
filled a bond as administratrix ot th
estate of her husband.
Mrs. Ingersoll swears
made diligent Beach for the will ot he
husband, but that to the beet ot her
knowledge and belief he died Intestate.
The value of hla personal property "
estimated by her to be about $10.0T>.
At the time of his death he hild no
real property. The heirs to the eetate
are Mrs Ingersoll, the widow, Mrs. Eva
R. I. Brown, wife of Walston H. Drown,
and Miss Maud IngeraolL
Prof Kuhlinan is with ut> again after
a week's absence. Be was detained
on account of aickneBs in his family.
Prctf Calvert spent Sunday at his
Mr. C. O. Harris and Wui Armstrong
took a trip to Mulhall Saturday.
Miss lilanche Hoge spent Sunday
with her parents
Miss Mary Rush weut home to at-
tend a social in her district.
Mrs. Joesie Brown, of Mulhall, en-
rolled with us today.
Prof. Stevens gave a fine explanation
of the "international dateline."
On laht Saturday a company of six-
teen school teachers made their way
to the Federal jiil for the purpose of
visiting the prisoners. They found 43
prisoners awaiting their arrival. Af-
ter a few words of introduction by
Prof Calvert, the prisoners requested
the visitors to sing, which they readily
did. The prisoners then sang for the
The jailer took the visitors through
different departments of the jail, lie
locked some of them in the cooler that
they might know what kind of punish-
ment the prisoners sometimes received,
lie ssid one man had been k^pt in for
The visitors were then taken to
the prison kitchen where the dinner
was being prepared. The meal con-
sisted of beef, potatoes, onions, biscuit
and beans. Visitors were very much
surprised, as they had expected the
prisoners were not very well fed. One
of the prisouers said they were so
thankful for the nice meals prepared
for them that they returned thanks to
their new jailer for every meal. The
mail was next brought in and opened
by the jailer in the presence of all and
each prisoner received his letters. A
few songs were sung and one of the
colored prisoners amused the compuny
by dancing a jig. Then followed aome
very appropriate talks to the prisoners
by Prof. Calvert ana Mr*. Armstrong
The prisoners w« re asked to say some
thing,and one of them said they would
like to express their gratitude for
having 60 good a jailer, lie thanked
the company for coming, invited them
o come again, and requested them to
send the prisoners some reading mat-
ter. Then the hymn "God be with us
ill we meet again" was sung by all
with enthusiasm, when the company
took their leave, all foeliug better for
having helped to cheer the fallen
Today the same company took up a
collection and bought some fine water
melons and sent them to the jail.
CUNNINGHAM CASE CLONKI)
THE HKN SEN
Hoard of Directors of the Oklahoma
Poultry and Pet Stock Association
The Board of Directors of the Ok-
lahoma Poultry and Pet Stock \aaoci-
ation met at Oklahoma City last Satur-
day. There were present President
L. O'Brieter of Edmond, Sec'y. L F.
Laverty of Gushrle, and Messrs .1. J.
Wallace, N. J, Milton and I) W
Fruit, farm and Poultry Journal of
the city was formally made the official
organ of the association.
L F. Laverty, J. J Wallace and N.
Milton were msde the legislative
committee and instructed to confer
with a similar committee of the Ter-
ritorial Agricultural Society
The date for the coming ahew was
set for Dec. 26-29.
that she haa
INCROABE OF NAVY.
Melbourne. Aug. ti.—A confarer.ee of
naval offlcera, repreaentins Queeualan4,
N. 8. W., South Australia and Victoria,
bald hare today adopted renolutlona rao-
ommendlng an increase In the naval re-
serve under conditions aultable to the
CHILIAN MINISTRY RESIGNED.
Lonon, Aug. 2L-The Bank of Tarataca
and London haa received news that the
Chilian ministry haa resigned.
The retiring liberal oablnet of Preeident
Drra^urlz, of Chile, waa formed on Juna
27, to succeed the conservative cabinet,
which resigned on June 2.
Washington, Aug. 21. -Contributions to
the Dewey home fund today were $367,
making a total of *14,128.
Judge Itiirfortl Untitled the Agreement
The case of United States National
Bank of New York vs tbe Natioual
Bank of Guthr e, 'De Stigur bank) and
H. S. Cunningham, receiver was set
tied yesterday by Judge Burford
ratifying the agreement. The prop
osition of the receiver was that he and
hie bondsmen were to pay to the
plantiff corporation $4,750 in full of all
accounts, and the receiver and his
bondsmen to be released from all fur
ther liability in the premises th6 plan-
tiff agreeing, on its part, to return
81,000 in warrants of the city of Guth^
rie, now in tbeir possession, to the
receiver. The receiver is also to with-
draw his appeal to the Supreme court
of the United States and pay all costs
made to date.
This is the basis of the settlement
and it was the complete acceptance of
proposition made Receiver Cunning-
ham, and settles a suit that was a true
test of legal ability, Its acception
was the disallowance of the accounts
of the receiver by the Judge of the
district, who refused to allow a number
of bills that had been admitted by his
predecessor in office. The case was
taken to the supreme court of the
tribunal not being satisfactory to the
receiver, he took an appeal to the su-
preme court of the United States
here the matter was pending when
the agreement was reached.
HIEREK A HANKER
CongreHHiiinii Flynn KellH HIh Itunk stock
to «Iudge Itlerer.
Judge Andrew Curtin Bierer yester
day purchased the bank stock of Con
gressman Flynn in the Guthrie na-
tional bank, paying for the same
81.46% on the dol'ar. This institu
tion haa been the best of the kind and
while others went to the wall in the
early days the runs od this bank
never flinched it. President McNeal
always had plenty of money on hand
and the business of the bank has
always been safe.
Will Celt-brute the Sixth Anniversary of tlin
0|M'ulng of the Cherokee Htrlp.
The sixth anniversary of the open-
ing of the Cherokee Strip as a part of
Oklahoma will occur next month, and
the Strip cities are preparing to cele*
brate appropriately. The development
of the country in a few years has been
marvelous. The present, with its won-
derful crops and its unprecedented
activity in railroad building, has been
one of the prosperous years of the
Strip's history, and the people are in
the proper frame of mind to advertise
the virtues of their land before the
The counties contained in the Strip
are Wood ward, Woods, Grant, Garfield,
Noble, Kay and I'awnee, each of thorn
famous ah an agricultural or grazing
region. The combined population of
these counties last year was 98,383, not
counting the residents of the Indian
reservations. Perry, Newkirk, Ponca
City, Alva, Woodward, Blackwell and
Enid are numbered among the most
important cities of the territory, and
there are a score more of lively, grow-
ing towns in this section of Oklahoma.
It is as an agricultural country that
the Strip has come into particular
prominence One county (Kay) claims
the rank of the banner wheat county
of the United States, and it probably
is entitled to the distinction. This
brief, interesting history of the county
is told by Lincoln McKinlay. of tho
Newkirk Republican News Journal:
1N94—Kay county, 730 miles of raw
18P6— Wheat crop, 1,000,000 bushels.
1897—Wheat crop, 4,000,000 bushels.
1HD8—Wheat crop, 3,500,000 bushels.
As is well known, the outlook for
the present year is excellent and a
splendid crop is assured, although not
so large at* that of 1897. Newkirk,one
of tho several shipping points in Kay
county, billed out 966 cars of wheat in
1897 and 679 in 1898.
Nor is wheat by any means the only
product of the Strip. The best twelve
ears of corn in Oklahoma in 1895, in
competition for a prize offered by an
Eastern machinery firm, were produced
on the Black Bear bottom. That same
ground has since yielded 100 bushels
to the acre.
Last year Oklahoma marketed 600,000
bushels of castor beans, practically all
of which were produced in the Strip.
Perry is the greatest csstor bean mar-
ket and shipping point in the world.
.SumIter of Texas Capitalists Looking
up a Locatiou.
The advance guard of a number of
Texas capitslists ate in the city look
ing for a location for the putting in of
cotton mills. They are Walter Collins
Geo. J. Jordan and W. U Spell, of
Uillsboro, Texas. There are 11 num-
ber of cotton mills at Waco, and these
gentlemen want to move one of the
plants to Oklahoma. They are favor-
ably impressed with Guthrie and may
move here within the next sixty days.
1 the Osage Nation Killing a Number of
The Blocker Cattle Co. had 50 head
of cattle killed on the reservation last
Thursday by the falling of the steel
bridge over the Caney river. The loss
to the company in cattle will be SI,200
besides the the cost of repairing the
The company is composed of a num-
ber of cattlemen and they have
number of cattle on the reservation.
Tbe bridge was built by the govern
raders on the Way to Conimenee Work
The grading work ab Tonkawa, on
the Santa Fe, is completed,and a large
force of the graders will move to
Guthrie at once to commence the work
of grading on tbe new road. Civil
engineers are arriving and will be
placed on the work by Chief Marvin.
Every eight miles the work is under
the control of an engineer, who re-
mains until the work is completed in
his district. Chief Marvin said this
morning : "The Topeka office is crowd-
ing me to have this line completed at
WICHITA STREET FAIR
Will Have Soinethiug Never Itefor* Seen
Col. H. J. liagney, editor and pro~
prietor of the Wichita Daily Beacon,
was in the city this noon. He is mak'
ing a tour of the territory in the in-
terest of the great street fair which
will be pulled off at Wichita October
16th to 21st. He said : "We are going
to have some great attractions that
have never been seen in Kansas." He
made a side remark that the Beacon
was for Bill Bryan.
A HROKICN IIOHE
A Noble Coanty Farmer and Family Sepa-
rate on account of a Dalny Doctor.
Henry Whetstone, wife and little
girl, about 8 years old, have lived
just outside of Morrison since the open
ing in 1893. So far as generally known
at first their relations were very amic*
able, and they dwelt in harmony to-
gether. But quite recently there wa
a separation between Mr. and Mrs
Whetstone, on account of I>r. W. W.
Spiers too friendly attentions paid to
Mrs. Whetstone. She is an attractive
intellegent lady of perhaps 30 years, a
literary women and a musician. Dr.
Spiers is a gentleman who has practi-
ced medicine at Morrison for several
years, and a man of intellect and
capability. He has figured prominent-
ly in Noble county politics, and had
had the best standing in the commun-
ity about Morrison and in Perry. Re
is prominent in church circles out
there, and has ever stood for the mor-
al advancement of the community
Mrs. Whetstone sings in the choir and
is also interested in church work. She
now resides with the little girl and
her husband is still residing at the
Noble county broken home.
The Decapitated Man Fouud In the Kiver
at Oklahoma City,
It is now certainly known that the
name of the murdered man found in
the North Canadian river was Andrew
James Eick, a shoemaker, who lived
here in 1892 and 1894. The man tended
bar for Pyles & Staley, who ran tho
Commercial saloon. He was born and
raised near Chatauqua, Kas , and his
parents aro known to several people
in this city. In 1894 Eiok took part in
a walking contest in the opera house.
Constable Bartell has a photograph of
Eick which was partly destroyed in
tL* camp tire where Kick's stuff waa
Toijuen for Full.
Toques, whether of tulle or straw,
are now turned up in front or more
decidedly so on the leftside, the latter
arrangement being almost invariably
chosen when flowers are used for trim
ming. These are arranged in a large
cluster covering the whole of the por
tion of the turned up brim,which rises
rather higher than the crown. Medium
sized blossoms—half open roses, ox-
eyed daisies, poppies, cornflower?, and
for the early autumn asters and small
dahlias—are most appropriate to the
purpose, For trimming hats, on the
contrary, large blossoms are preferied,
A sadden furore for the grandiQora
clematis has lately been evinced The tamM r f ce of San. Combs-
particular shades of mauve and lilac seen on the streets yesterday San.
natural to it are the favorites in these j 'he best boomers of duth-
colo.' , and Ua„ helped to bring themlrle lrl a%y . At present h. U •
uto fas iio«. prosperous farmer ot Liacolu •vuBtg?*
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