The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 252, Ed. 1 Saturday, February 15, 1902 Page: 3 of 8
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TT1E OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL, SATURDAY MORNING, KKDRCARY 1.", 10)'-'.
Disfranchise in Southern States
for lingers and ipcakcrs.
House Elections Committee Question
the Right Under the Constitution of
States Adroitly Evading the
A Grand Rapids gentleman who repre-
sents a prominent manufa* turing .•-.u-
cern and travels th ou :h centrti and
southern Mieh'gan. r lat« s the following
regarding tin* new fcatarrh euro, h" says.
"After suffering irom eatar.h of th*
head, throat and .-tomaeh for scvr.il
v<qirs. 1 heard of Stu&rVs Catarrh Tab-
lets quite acc!(K*ntally and like eve v
thing else 1 immediately bought a pack
age and was decidedly su priced at ttie
lirmtdinte relief It afforded me and still
more to find a complete cure alter sev-
eral week's use.
State Capital Bureau, CIO Fourteenth S.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Feb. *4.--
Representative Taylor, 01 Ohio, chair-
man 01 elections committee No. 1.. anc*
who is regarded as one of the ablest
lawyers in the house, raised a question
at the caucus oi the republican r^p.e-
sentatives the other night which is at-
tracting general attention among iiiujv.
interested in tne question 01 disfran-
chisement in the south and the repre-
sentation in congress oi the soutnern
Mr. Taylor called the attention ot
the aasci u.y 10 me lederal statute of
June 15, ibo8, fixing tlie terms upon
which the late revolted states should be
admitted to representation in con-
gress. That act provided that the states
of North Carol.11a, South Carolina,
Louisiana, Georgia, Florida and Ala-
bama should be admitted to represen-
tation when the legislature of each
state had ratified the iounecnth amend-
ment to the constitution ol the ^liied
States, and "upon the folowing funda-
mental conditions: that the constitu-
tion of neither oi said states shall ev-
er be so amended or changed as to de-
prive any citir.cn or class of citizens o*'
the United States of the right to vote
by the constitution thereof herein rec-
ognized. except as a punishment for
such crimes as are now felonies at
common law. whereof they shall have
been duly convicted under the laws
equally applicable to all the inhabitants
o! said state."
That statute is still in existence, and
i-s viewed as applicable. Its constitu-
tionality has never been passed upon.
Mr. Taylor, while doubtful of the right
of congress to impose such a condition,
thought its bearing upon the questions
now under discussion should be con-
"There are really two questions be-
fore us." said Mr. Taylor, in conver-
sation with your correspondent today.
"First, whether the fourteenth
amendment i- capable of enforcement
against an adroitly framed amendment
of a state constitution which seeks to
or in effect does, abrogate that consti-
"Second, as to the effect oi" the fore-
going act of congress defining the
terms oi the reestablishmcnt of the
broken relations between the south-
ern states and the union; whether con-
gress in so doing was exercising a con-
stitutional right when it pass, d the act.
"If that was a valid restriction the
answer to the second q;u non simple
enough. The act would be self op< t -
tive and the state would be compelled
as the price of their admission in con-
gress to conform their constitutions to
the requirements of the act.
"At any rate, these two questions
should be carefully considered by a
competent committee and tlie conclu-
sion reported to the house. It is fotind
that the fourteenth amendment 1.• •:
urnof against practical violation by
state constitutional legislation and that
the reconstruction aci of 1868 i-> inva 1 1
the country should know it and would
gi\e the republican party credit for the
effort it had made to find out what its
"I am in favor of undertaking an in-
vestigation "f that kind. The two ques-
tions iii''. in my opinion open to con-
struction, and should be eonstrrcd bv
lawyers for the benefit of the country."
The successful tactics of opposition
adopted by Representitives Otnnon,
Payne and Dalzell, with the approba-
tion it is thought, of Speaker Hender-
son have discouraged the members of
the house who have been moving for
an investigation and official agitation
of the subject of southern disfranchise-
ment. It i- considered very fl . • 1 t 1 • •
whether anything < an be nccomnlishcd
at this session. The adjournment of
the recent caucus for another *eek
will result, it is thought, in strengthen
ng the ranks of tlie opp'men's of the
plans suggested by Repre ent
Crumpacker. Moody, Dick. Ilmstcad,
Tavlor and others.
The opposition are bising their ar-
guments solely ttnon political grounds
—-fears for the effect upon the coming
congressional election- The possible
alienation of northern democratic
votes which have gone to the republi
cans in the past two elections on na
tional issue is the bogey tnan that af-
frights the n
STRUCK NATURAL OAS.
HEAVY FI.OW AT BLACKWELL
BURNS THIRTY FEET HIGH.
Special Pi«mtch to the State Capital.
BLACKWELL, O. T . Feb 14.- A
vein of natural gas was struck in this
city la«t night about 7 o'clock. When
Ignited it burned about thirty feet in
You pay IO rents
for Cigars not so good as
Bill to Give Oklahoma Experi-
ment Station 640,000 Acres
FOUR MILLION U1NTAKLIN
Miss W. Childs-Blackburn, Secretary of tbc Rock Iclani
Literary and Art society,
Writes a Special Letter to I.irs. Pink- Occupies Forth Place on Import j
ham Telling How £ho Was Cured.
The relation of woman's nerrcs and generative organ . > very close ; eon-
sequently nine tenths of t ie nervous prostration, nervous despondency and
nervous irritability of tvotueti nrise from some deran; cment of the orr ni-'u
which makes her a woman llorein wa nrovfi conclusively that Lydls ES*
I .nkhain's Vegetable ( onipouiid will quickly relieve .ill this trouble.
"I have a little son who sings In a
boy'c ehoir In one of th? promiiv nt
churches, ard Is greatly troubled with
hoarseness and th oat weakness, and on
I my return home irom a i rip I pave him
| a few of the tablets one Sunday morning
: when he had eompTn.d "f hoarseness.
I lie was dflluhted with their effect, re-
moving all huskiness in a few m nutcs
a;iu making the voWe cleir and strong.
"As the tablets are v ry pleasant to
the taste, I had no difficulty to pc-.suade
h.m to use them regularly.
"Our family physician told us they were
an antiseptic preparation of undoubted
merit and that be himself hud no beslta-
tli n in using and recommend ng Stuart s
Catairh Tablets for any lurm >f cata rh.
• | have since in<t many public spt -
ers and professional singers who us.
( eorfBtantly. A prominent Detrnii
| told me that Stuart s Catarrh
Kept his th.oat In fine thape dur.i.g i.ie
I most trying weather. and that he hail
long since discarded the use of cheap loz
I elites and troches on the advice of his
physician that they contained so tnucn
tolu. potash and opium as to render then'
use a dangir to haalth."
1 Stuart s Catarrh Tablets are large,
pleasant tasting lozcng< s composed ot
>aui..rhal antiseptics, like He 1 Gum.
I Hood Root, ete., and sold by drugg sto
everywhere at ->0 cents for full tr-atm ni.
They act upon the blood and mucous
membrane and their composition and re-
markable success has won th< approval
ot physicians, as well as thousands >>:
sufferers from nasal cata.. rh. tnroat
troubles and catarrh of stomach
A little book on treatm nt of catarrh
mailed free by address,ng I". A. Stuart
Co., Marshall, Mich.
the air. The vein was struck at «
depth of 715 feet 'ill \ the third
well to be sunk by Patton & Plun-
kett, .contractors. These wells art be-
ing sunk under contract, the city hav-
ing isfeued bonds t<> the amount of $5,-
Vx:o to bore for artesian water. The
I third well will be carefully developed
and the. gas piped up town. Blackwell
J now has enough natural gas for all
I practical purposes.
Congressman Flynn and President A. '
C. Scott Before Sub-committee on
Public Lands, Advocate For
State Capital Bureau 610 Fourteenth St
\\ ASlllMiTON. D. C. Feb. 14.—
Delegate Flynn and President Scott of
the Stillwater Agricultural college th •
other day appeared before the sub
committee, 01 the committee on public
lands, in advocacy of Delegate Flyun's
bill giving 040,000 acres of public lands
oi the territory to the school. Und.-r
existing laws Oklahoma, when admitt-
ed as a state, would be entitled to ,?o.-
000 acres of public land, for the b ncfit
of her agricultural colleges, lor each
congressman and sena.or irom the new-
state. At present the territory wo.dd
be entitled to three members of con-
gress and two sena.ors, thus giving .u r,
under existing law, 150,000 acres for
the benefit of her agricultural college.
At present there arc 4.000,000 acres
of public domain in Oklahoma which
has not yet been taken by homestead-
ers. This land, however, is being rap-
idly settled upon and with the varioas
propositions now pending before con-
gress for the disposition of this land,
it is doubtful whether there would bu
any of it left in the event Oklahoma
docs not secure admission as a state
for three or four years yet.
The proposition to give to the school
640.000 acrcs has for its object the eq 1-
ization in value of the lands heretofore
ceded to agricultural colleges in the
states. The available land in Oklahoma
now which can be given to the college
is of little value, much of it having
been rejected by even homestead ap-
plicants. The lands taken by the var-
ious western states for the benefit of
the'r agricultural colleges, at the timo
of their admission were worth from $5
to $10 per acre. By taking 640,000
acres, instead of 150.000, it is believed
; ti:"it the difference in value can be
; From the present indications it is
exceedingly doubtful whether the bill
will be favorably reported by the house
MORE I MAN ALL POWERS
Sxceeds by Nearly Seventy-five Millions
-•Exports to Hawaiian Islands and
Porto Rico Not Classed as For-
eign Which Show Decrease.
Murderers of Sheriff Powers to
be Apprehended at
1 Fpecv.l Di patch to the State Capital
MUSKOGEE, 1. T.. F.-lx 14.-The
I latest rumor from Clarksville, is to the
effect that a man had been found badly
I wounded ten miles from that city, and
the supposition is that he is one of the
bank robbers who was a party to the
1 killing of Sheriff Powers.
Tlie wounded man i> being closely
1 guarded by officers, and as soon as he
iv able to be taken to Clarksville, wi.l
he given a preliminary hearing. He is
la stranger in Johnson county.
1 The following rewards have been oT-
fered for the arrest and conviction of
j the Clarksville bank robbers:
| Citizen* of Clarksville—$2,500.
Bank of Clarksville—S.ioo
; State ;• linkers' Association—$500.
' Johnson county—$250.
j Total—$8.5 jo.
I All indications point to three or four
having participated in the robbery of
the bank and the killing of Sheriff Pow-
ers. The hank stales that its loss was
$7,000, fully covered by insurance.
Homestead Entry Cannot be
Made Upon Patented Allot-
ment of Indian.
State Capital Bureau 610 Fourteenth St
WASHINGTON. 1). C. Feb. 14 —
The sccretaory of the interior has af-
firmed the decision of the general land
office rejecting the application of Fid-
gar K. Shannon to m ke homestead en-
ry for the S \V 1-4 of section ,?6, town
snip 22. X.. range 4. East, Perry land
distriit. Oklahoma, for the reason that
the. land applied for is included in a
patented allotment made to Sitting
ICagle, a Pawnee Indian.
The secretary has also affirmed the
de< ision of the land offi. # rejecting the
appli'ation of Cunningham to make
homestead entry for the S E 1-4 of s- c-
tion 19. township 2.?. X.. range 4. L.,
Perry land district. Oklahoma, for tiie
reason that the land applied for is in-
cluded in a patented allotment made
to Richard Lushbough, a Pawnee In
State Capital Bureau 610 Fourteenth St
WASHINGTON. I). C.. Feb. 14-
Residents of Oklahoma territory
were granted pensions today as fol
James X. Flenrie Lamont $17.
Benjamin F. Rice. Oklahoma City,
Jacob Forbes. Guthrie, dead. $8.
Residents of Indian territory were
granted pensions today as follows:
Jonathan W. Alexander. F.lmor \ $12.
William C thomson. mr- <5. $ij.
Jonas Divclbiss, Sallisaw, $8.
Widows, Darkey Step, Stilwell, $8.
(Continued from Page One.)
"What difference does it make c,h ther
thousands of citizens of this repub'e.- t 1
lowing tlie plow ns noble, as Iv ie'Ht. as
nullipent ns 1'rince Henry or prince
bot'y else. (Applause on the domocritic
s.le.t Wi d > th. American po^io piv
herd to this fo.ilish and dsgrac .1 Munk-
yylsm enact fd hv th' present adtnini^tra-
ti- n? What difference d n s 1t M ike to
v.s whether he is a brother of Fanperjr
Mr. Grosv n r .f Ohi ). "If Tie jrei.t ,r.
man had b" n living .it the tm. I it • ■ 11
enme to t iis c uintry. bearing the c mmip-
sion of the king France, would he hive
MISS \V. CI1ILDS-BLACKHUUN.
"Dear Mrs. Pinkham. I take plrastirn in sk•knowlrd^inp; Ihe
efTocts of Lydia F. Pinkhnm4s Vcjjctablr ('oinpoir:d. In nr. estima-
tion there is no female remedy to equal it- VVoakness not properly
attended to, together with the close confinement at my desk brought on
nervous prostration, so much so that for a year I doctored continually I
tried different remedi s which only succeeded in poisoning in.v system,and
my stomach refused food A neighbor who had suflered \\ i: li o\nrian
troubles and was perfe<*tly cu red, called my at tent ion to you i \ < ivct ah 1c
Compound, and I made up my mind to give it a two months' fair trial
How< ver, before one n >nth had passed I was like a new woman, and
after six weeks fn i hfal use of the Oompoitnd I was in perfect health.
It certainly is of gn at benefit t<^ women, and I wish evei v p( "' suth ring
woman could have n chance to try it. Yours very truly, Miss \\ ( iiilds-
! Blackbur.v, 2922 Fifth Ave., Hock Island, III."
Nothing will relieve this distressing condition so surely as
Lydia K. Pinkbam's \ ege«al l«' Compound : it soothes, strengthens,
heals and tones uptho <leli<ite feinalo organism. It is a positi\e
' cure for all kinds of I'einah* complaints ; that hearing dov 111 • «* I i 11 *jr,
j baekacbe, displ icement of the womb, inflammation ot the ovaries
1 and is invaluable during tlie change of life.
How Mrs. Pinkhnm helped Hrs. Borst.
"Dear Mrs. Piwiiam:— NN hen I wrote to,you some time r.£0 for
advice I really tliour it my days were numbered I was • ill that I
' could not stand on my feet f >r fifteen minutes at a time I had female
troubles in many of their worst forms; inflammation and ulceration of
the womb; leucorihcea; bearing down pains: headache and backache:
nervous prostrat ion My kidneys were out of order and blood in a bad
condition. Kwryone, and even my doctor thought I was i: 1 -r into
consumption. I followed your advice faithfully for six months with the
result that I l ecame a well woman,and i; cost tne inti' li li ss than a doc-
tor's bill I f el that Lydia r. Pinkhanrs Vegetable ( ompound
saved my life." Mrs. Samijet. 1>orst, 7 Cozy Ave., Onconta, N. V.
The above letter shows how unerring is the advice which Mrs I'iukham
gives to women who write her about their sickness . ;is the advice i.-> free and
always helpful it is not strange that she advises more
thousand sick women every year. Her address is Lynn.
WASHINGTON, D. C . F«
1 he I'lined States maintained its
sition a.s the IcadiiiK exporting union
in the calendar year 1901. I'lie tigures
o( the treasury bureau ot statistics, just
published, show the exports ot each of
the principal coumrics ol the world .it
the latest available date, and clearly
1 idicatc that the evports of the United
States were during the year largci
than those of an\ otlier nation. Wlule
the total lor the full calendar year U
only shown in the case of a few of the
more important nations, the monthly
average lor the portion ol the year for
which figures are available is shown iw
the case of practically every country.
This statement shows that the average
monthly exportations in tlie year i<;oi
-vere: 1'nited States. $110.840,1,13;
United Kingdom, $H3i75«Vl>,vi7 tier-
many. $'X>.24J.ooi>; l i nee. $:*).>)j
Netherlands, $56,790,923; Austria Hun-
gary, $32.01.2.7.10; and Bel ;utm. $28.-
678,72c). For the full calendar year Hg-
tic of the United States and United
Kingdom arc available. They show;
United States. $1,438.1 s3; United King-
dom, $1.3(15.047.843. Tlit exports of the
United St itcs thus ex e ?d > ne 11
millions those of the United Kingdom.
■ You eed It
\ To keep your stomach tn ordar
1 To stimulate your lazy liver
1 To assist your sluggish bowels
To clear your bra in
To briffhtrn your rpirxta
To drive away the. bluet
and make life viorih living.
I A wholesome stimulant and a
plcasant-to-talce tonic appettzer.
Q*t th• ito*%Une.
Mad# only by Y*u I r Hmrtor
,, MeUiuiue Co. Uufu.u, Okw.
N 'lis Aza its Coarat
\ S«ld Kr.i
two p. m.. Mr.
ni i' made an
ire and (!&re of
.Mi. 1. Mis holder
I. i > ■ • eidtviatlon,
fcl laeh .'!< r «i
. tided discUMlon,
t 'i i)repurin«
iiit' e on nominations:
1.1 > 1 or, Wynnewood.
1 .11 > 1 .111 A. 1'. Watson,
er. J. n. Thoburn, Okla-
ed States seem to show a reduction oi
about 12 million dollars, but this is
due to the fact that the shipments to
the Hawaiian islands and Porto Rico
were in 1901 no longer classed as ex-
port- to foreign countries, and for that
reason the export figures on their face
show a slight reduction, while in fact it
the figures of shipments to the islands
were included they would show an 111
crease. The figures of the United
Kingdom are. for 1901. $1 ..<05.047,843;
and for 1900. $1,417,085,849. a decrease
of about 52 millians. (itrmany for the
9 months ending with September, the
lat st available figures, shows an in-
crease of 4 millions in exports; in the
11 months ending wi'.h Xovembcr,
France shows an increase "i 18 mil*
lions. Belgium a decrease of 7 million-.
;• nd Austria Hungary a decrease of 9
On the import side the United States
'-an Is fourth in the 1"! of nations, the
imports for the enlendar year aver g-
1 "it y.
nl lonod Fi
d« r, Whit
i.< I <• nt k<
n .-. r!pt!.->n of the
m Among theMH
llnid. Dr. t.'nlyer; with
ni 1 r n- w 1.1 i( k varieties;
and Bl* Ifixtra im vt
■ 1:1.• p«" , Qoveror Hose,
• 0 1 <. J in..1 Li-,, t ... t« ii,.en ;
. Thoburn m
oi' three \\
; 1 rv W lllinm
, iter I r (ha:
• s The
tsnn Invited the asso-
summei meeting at
\ r sins v ote. On mo.
I that the executive
v\« 1 • 1 to select tuna
1 . ting.
<1.. a brief talk on the
On motion a com-
iippohit ed to wait on
OrimoH and talk over
rti r te. s 1..r county In-
, 1 pint 111. d Messrs. Wat-
retired and upon their
I 1 ha l - e 1.1 11 \ (li inies wan
.< ich charter fees If per-
iv. rr pin's, d thanking fluth-
h it. l.s and railroads for
is imd courtesies extended.
^211.789,669 for the United Kingdom
$111 ' • 46 000 for ' ermany: $75,483,423
for I ranre; for Netli -rla -1 ;
$34,042,018 for Helfiium. and $28,600,569
for A 1 tria Hungary. It is proper to
add that the Netherlands figures arc
for the year 1900. no statements of the
1 commerce in 1901 being yet available.
The following table shows the aver-
age monthly importations and expor-
tations of the principal countries of
the world during such portion of the
calendar vear loot as i< available, the
The Oklahon a lmpioved M' ck Rrepflcr®
(Ion met In annual pension yester-
day morning at the Commercial club
i"omn. whh President C. S. Williams, pre-
siding. Papers were read by Messrs.
Fields, Burtls and Northup. Addresses
wen in i i. on "How t • Handle Hon tot
I nt. W 1: Cr. 'i m, oklahoma City;
1 Kxp riejicp With II' k Choh ra." O. L.
.I«v. 111 . f Coyi.-, and What Methods of
'III I r
J. D. Thoburn of Okla-
nmmlttee was appointed
k convention next year
M< rs. C. 8 Wlllams,
i <\ I'.aker, O. J Jewitt,
i Gresham and F. B.
ppoinled to secure re-
f r Ftoekmen as f 1-
I: iker, J. H. Tho-
OEPOI AT HYDRO
A11 Excellenl Combiiiation
Bill Little of Perry has n no t
11 s • I to w« about that post
up there. The patriots of Perry
I Tlie pleasant method an l beneficial
I effects of the- well known remedy,
i Byrup op Fios, r..anufaetured by tlie
j California 1-10 >vp.ui* Co., illustrate
the valueof obtaining the liquid laxa-
1 tive principles of plants known to he
! medicinally laxative an<i presenting
theto in the form most refreshing to the
tasto and acceptable to th • system. It
is the one perfect sti engthening la xa-
tive, cleansing the system etfeetually,
dispelling colds, licadrie lies and fever?
gentl f yet promptly ! enabling one
to overcome hahii uii nsi 1 [ at ion per-
manc-ntly. Its peri t freedom front
every obj"el ioi.aole quali'■ y and sub'
stance, and its aetinp <>n the kidneys,
liver nud bowels, without weakening
or irritati ig them, make it tlie. ideal
In *he process of menu fact uring figs
are Used, as they at - pleasant to the
taste, but t he mcdicinal queliiiesof the
remedy ore obtained from stnna and
ither aroma .e jdants, by a method
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RI U"AKt . We hnrrdnponitctl witli the Nr t
whi' h will 1>« paid to any person vrhr>
Kouuine.yr were piii.le- . 'l before
I.ydi 1 I.. lUnUhaiu Mrdicin«
G( org. \\ ash
overruled the a
Mnil I- I :
Lor ot every 1
Mr. Ghli tt
ighily. hm lu
f the eoi
gert toman .
ii n and
at departne ra
1 of till
I a i t merit
ille attai k -
iilil iie e\|n
J at this po-nt t
'1 The carpal*
(l railroad have
• • f ra mo' passen-
ing It to
' promise to erect a
1 brick in the place
, have added a
their plant fe r
will shortly put
I apply to tho
ty of the first
itv will RO
10 ally set-
- aiv anx-
rcial club ts doing a
rk 1 • -r the g >od r f the town
•vn u.li go to the fr nt for that
he had said ...... .
in I in«r a iv w p e- ciai el . and another disadvantage and
with the coronation C'a #■ helped up n th. >• . d citti
Wheeler it. rr ipt«-d who vi 1 do somfthlnr 1 r the pr->:i
had not denied t" of ^'ir town and the upbuldlnL; 1 •
Ibri.-.p the matter Into dlseuslon, what he tenia Ii" - all the
I had deplored w ih th report that the 4>ros- alU-tnent at Shaw nee just now.
Is an ordeal which all
women approach with
indescribable fear, for
nothing compares with
le pain and horror of
child-birth. The thought
of tho suffering and danger in store for her, robs the expectant mother
of all pleasant ant i ipations of the coming event, and casts over her a
fliadow of gloom which < annot he shaken off. Thousands of women
have fotind that tho use of Mother's f-riend during pregnancy robs
confinement of a'l pain and danger, and insures safety to life of mother
and child. This s icntific liniment is a god-send to all women at the
time of their most critical trial. Not only does Mother's Friend
carry women safely through the perils of child-birth, but its use
gently prepares the sv 'em for the coming event, prevents "morning
sickness," and other dis-
comforts of this period.
Sold by all druggists at
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containing valuable information free. ^^3
The Brrtdfield Reuulator Co.. Atlanta, 7
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