The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 288, Ed. 1 Friday, April 3, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL, FIJI DAY MOKMXO, APIUL 3 ,1903
The Commercial Club Takes
Steps to Remedy Conditions
MAY SEND THEM BACK
Indian Allotments Won't Be
Available to the White Set-
tler for Years-WoulU Be
6pecia! Dispatch to the Stato Capital.
Ardmore, I. T., April 2.—Some few
months ago, J. E. Arnold and associ-
ate* formed a company for purp%
of bringing several hundred MlsBigs-
lppi Choctaws from the sooth an<l lo-
cating them In vicinity of Ardmore.
A atoro was opened to furnish the
Indians with supplies and for the imst
few weeks the lull bloods have been
rolling In at a tremendous rate. Now
W. A. Ledbetter, in a letter to the
Chamber of Commerce, says:
"It will be four years before any of
•he lands allotted to the Mississippi
Choctaws can be sold; It will he eight
years before more than half of the
land allotted ran be sold. These In-
dians were drones la their tribes more
than half a century ago when the
Choctaws came to the Indian Territo-
ry. and they have progressed very Ar-
tie. if any. slpce that time. They are
Jadolenr audi -thoroughly non-prof|-fts-
pive, and In all respects undesirable
glass of peop%.
"If 1,000 <jf these Indians aro locat-
rd. It will mean 1hat 230,000 aires
tif land In the neighborhood of 'Ard-
more, morn than half of an average
county will remain undeveloped for
an indefinite tim*. The Indians cannot
sell the land, except as above stated,
and the location of "these Indians In
this section of the country in such
large numbers will exclude the better
class of farmers who would otherwise
come here, bringing with them large
minis of money and buy farms and
build homes. It Is from this source
that the best and highest development
of the country will occur. But with
this class of farmeaa excluded and the
country filled up with Mississippi
Cnoctaws, Ardmore will be left prac-
tically In the center of an Indian re-
Monday night the matter was dis-
cussed freely at the Commercial Club
1n Ardmore. Mr. Ledbetter said he
had no doubt that an investigatftm of
the matter by the Dawes Commission
would develop a most deliberate and
cold blooded scheme to rob the In-
Mayor Dick suggested the Idea of
ecatterlng the Indians over the two;
nations. Valter Mullen wanted to give
the Indians transportation bat'k to
Mississippi. He thought the Indian
legislatures would meet in extra ses-
sion and appropriate funds for their
removal. A committee was appointed
to take some action.
(Continued from page .
(<>mmftti< that could he stated with him
on ii>- platform, und many men of the
nudum. i>r« •ti around him to offer
their congratulations oil lit" address.
S- ant tin-,- wan allowed for this, however,
and the secret gen Ice mm flowed about
him during the short handshaking and
quickly escorted him hack to his apart-
ments hi the hotel.
Immediately preceding his address In
the auditorium President Roosevelt was
entertained at dinner In th. han<|U> t hall
of the Auditorium hotel by member* of
the local , l(t. rtcInnient committee. About
wen- present beside
I his party. !•'. O. I>.\
Jed and iinnouneed at the outset
Inner w ... to tx entirely lnforn
y Itiforpi^ 1 and
ii> ut ltoosey.it remained at the dinner,
which lusti'ri from ti :?0 to 8:0&, when the
tine- hud arrived for him to enter the
At tlir ' inclusion <>f the address there
by Mayor 1'atten and then, headed I>v •'
detachment of cavalry from Fort Sheri-
dan and a mllitaiv hand, the party tnado
Its way through lanes of fchool children
and of capped and gowned students to
the steps of Lunt library. As the univers-
ity ground* were entered a salute of
twenty-one guns was tired.
The president was introduced by Presi-
dent James and was received with deaf-
Addressing the students, the president
referred to the value of a coil. ie educa-
tion. llr spoke of uthletic sports and
stamped bias approval upon them and
dwell upon their value In success Inte l
lectual supremacy, he said, was good.
Physical prowess was desirable, but bet-
tor than all, und without which none could
• d, wn
rrcd to the conferring of
i the late Pieiddent Mc-
Ids time In afTerllon and
o mi ml thai kindly und
who was tut off in the
proof to be unable to make such boast Inn
good. There Is a homely old udatt'' which
runs: "Speak softly and curry a big stick;
jou will go far." If the American nation
will speak softly, and vet build, and keep
at a pitch of the highest training, a tlior
oughly efficient navy, the Monroe doe ti me
•will go far. 1 ask you to think over this.
Jf you do. yon will come to the conclusion
that tt is mere plain roiuniqn sense, so
obviously sound that only the ^>llti.l r,n
fall to see its truth and only the w.:ik.->t
and most irresolute can full to desire ta
l>ut It into force.
Well, In the last two years 1 am happy
to say we have taken long strides in ad
■vance aa regards our navy. The last CO ti
puss. In addition to smaller venels, pro-
vided nine of those formidable tUrtiting
gdilp* upon which the real efficiency of any
jrtvy in wai ultimately depends. It pro-
vided, moreover, for the necessary addi-
tion of officers and enlisted men to make
the ehlps worth having. Meanwhile the
I'Hvy department has seen to It that our
•hips have been constantly exercised at
aea, with tlio great guns, und In maneu
vets, so that then . tliciuno as hgnung
units, both Individually and .when acting
together, has been steadily Improved. Ib
jnember that all of this Is necessary.
War ship Is a hugo bit of mechanism,
Well-nigh as delicate and complicated i
It Is formidable 1; takes vear* to build
1t. It takes > ears to teach the t>t11 era and
tnen how to handle It to good advanj.
It 1« an absolute Impossibility to
vise a navy at the outset of war.
recent war bet won any two nations has
lasted as long us It takes to build a battU
Bhlp: and It Is just as Impossible to
torovlse the officers or the crews u
Improvise the navy.
To lay up a battle ship and only s, ud
It afloat at the outset of a war, with r
faw crew and untried officers, would b
Tiot mere I v a folly, but h crime, for It
would Invite both disaster and disgrace.
The navy which so quickly d> cided in our
favor the war in 1' had been built and
made efficient during the pre. edltig lt.'te<
years. The ships that triumphed off Ma
jjlla and Santiago had been built under
previous administrations with money ap-
propriated by previous rongresses. The
officers and the men did their duty so
well because they had already been train-
ed to It by long sea service. All honor
to the gallant officers and gallant men
who actually did the tightIng: but re-
member. too. to honor the public men. tho
shipwrights, .aid steel workers, the owt
er« of the shipyards and armor plants, to
whose united foresight und exertion v>>
own It that In 1SH8 w. had craft mi good,
guns ho excellent, and American seamen
of so high a t> pe In the conning towers. In
the gun turrets, and in the engine rooms.
It Is too late to prepare for w.ir when war
lias come; nnd If we only prepare suffici-
ently no war will ever come. We wish a
powerful nnd efficient navy, not for pur-
poses of war, but as the sure.-t guaranty
of peace. If we have such a navy If w
Jteep on building It up-- we may rest as-
sured that there Is hut the stn illest
chance that trouble will ever come to this
ration: and we may likewise rest assured
that no foreign power will c \m quarrel
with us about the Monroe foctnne
At the conclusion of the address thre
was renewed and continued applause nnd
while the greater part if the audience
was leaving the hall tlv pi - -Ident w; ■
Ji old Ing an impromptu leceptlon on ti
t>lalform where all the members of tbs
. -s by Pro! Win. Jensen
h lit political science, I)t.
1 the president with the
r, soldier, statesman, chief
public, for faithful
emcnt of th higlu r
the discharge of
• •ss devotion to pub-
ment of grave que-
stion of vital Inter-
nnd especially for
Thousands Have Kidney Trouble and Never Suspect It
To Prove What Sw^mp-Root, the World-Famous Kidney. Liver and Bladder Remedy, Will
Do for YOU, Every Reader of the State Capital May Have a
Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail.
honor In the set ti.
is of sister republl>
• Integrity, for dally and unselfish d
tion to the public good, the t'nlverslty
Chicago, upon the recommendation of
e senate admits you to the degree of
doctor of lows of the university."
i'l-ivOdflit Itoosevelt glusp< d the hand of
•esldent Harper ami how-d in response
the cheer which follow- -1
The president, after leaving the auditor-
ium, went .it once to his room in the
1, where he partook of a light lunch.
tiled within a few iiilu-
h was finished and at
mpanlcd !>v a number
of the local committee, he w.im taken to
the elation of the Chicago and Northwest -
here Ids train was in waiting. He
1 the train at once and retired for
tin night and the train pulled out for
Madison. Wis where It will arrive at 4
o'clock tomorrow morning.
IN DIRECT COMMUNICATION.
Washington. April 2 -During his ab-
sence from Washington. President Roose-
velt will b > at all hours of the day and
night. In < lose touch with the White
house Telegraphic communication will
be maintained bet we-n the president's
party and Assistant Secretary Forester,
Who is m charge at the White house,
win re the routine . xecntlve business |s
transacted. Hefore leaving Washington.
President Roosevelt tfisp. wed of practi-
cally all questions relating to appoint
merits, but if th nee.-suit- should arise
he will make appointments while en
route They will be unnounced at the
White hou and not from the president'*
During th two weeks and two days the
pt'i • l-b nt will spend in the Yi-Howstone
park H- ii- tary Loeb will he «r\ the sp.'Jal
train which will be side tracked a; cin-
nabar. near the entrance to the park lie
will be in dully communication with the
president through the telephonic or t<«•
graphic system In the park or by cour
ler. A dirt ct wile between Cinnabar and
the W hite house will be constantly at his
disposal. In the event of accidents this
White houMe will be notified Instantly.
Republican Man Meeting.
The l.iggest political rally of the city
campaign tonight at the opera house. l-,x-
Oovernor Karnes and others will speak.
All are Invited.
Special Dispatch to the State Capital
Lahoma. Oklu., April " The two year
old son of B A .lohnsoti. who lives
about is miles north of Lahoma, was
binned to death by reason of Its clothing
catching tire. A neighbor of Mr. John-
son's had been burning some grass In the
mad not far from Mr. Johnson's house
Winn ih tin Wii about to burn%l out
the neighbor left it Mr. Johnson's two
little boys, aged five and two respectively,
strayed awa\ from their home and went
to tin- living* tire In some way the young-
er child's clothing caught lire and the
two started on a run for home. Soon,
however, the little one fell In the road,
the brothei- continuing to th- house w\). re
he gave the alarm. Though horribly burn-
ed the poor baby lived about two hours.
The sorrowing father Is a brother to J
K. Johnson, proprietor of the Lahoma
LAST NIGHT'S STORM
Hon. h. l. Dunham
Prominent Men and Women Cured by the Great Kidney Remedy, Swamp-Root
TO BF. SOLD
Washington, April ".—Four hundred and
forty-four thousand acres of coal and
asphalt land In the Choctaw nnd Chick-
asaw nations have been segregated and
will be sold. This action of the Interior
department will give an Impetus to min-
ing and business activities dependent
on this Industry which it has not had
heretofore. All of the coal lands segre-
gated are in the Choctaw nation and
asphnlt lands are In the Chickasaw
country. Under section 5S of the agree-
ment b- tween the United States and the
Choctaw and Chickasaw Indinus It was
made the duty of the secretary of the
interior to ascertain what lands were
principally valuable because of their coal
or asphnlt deposits. Including all lands
covered ut the time by leases, and these
are to be sold for the benefit of the In-
A commission of three members will con-
duet the sale of the Indian territory coal
and asphalt Intnl. and the Bab s must b*-
made within three years after the ratifi-
cation of the agreement.
Republican Mass Meeting.
The biggest political rally of the city
campaign tonight at the opera house. Kx-
Governor Barnes and others will speak.
All are Invited.
KANSAS TOWN FIRE
Washington, T"). C. Dec. 11th. 190'.
Having heard your Swamp-Root so
highly recommended for kidney nnd blad-
der complaints, I wrote you for a Humph*
bottle which came promptly, for which I
ti.ink you very much. So phased v.as I
with the sample that I bought from my
druggist a stipply, with the result that
today my kidneys and bladder arc as
strong: us any one's. The pain in my back
left me and I feel like a n. w man
I had be. n treated by doctors for uric
acid anil also for what they termed ca-
tarrh of the bladder and kidney trouble
As far as my own experience goes Dr.
Kilmer's Swamp-Hoot Is a great boon t >
the human family and although not in the
bahlt of recommending medicines 1 feel
It my duty to add my testimonial to the
thousands uf others recommending
No. 1220 H. St.. N. W.
York City, Nov. 9th. 1!K'?
peak, emaciated lit
n I had great | yo
I had i
if Dr. Kllm<
you so kindly
experienced great relief.
bought of my druggist tn
and continued taking It r
pleased to say that Swamp-Root cured
me entlri iy. I can now stand on my f et
alt . without having any bad symptoms
whatever. You are at liberty to use this
testimonial 1< tt«-r If you wish.
Dover. N. J . Nov. 12th, 1902.
T had both liver and kidney trouble for
ver three years. I tried the best physl-
ms In Washington. I . C. Pittsburgh,
innatl and Chicago, but received very
■ benefit until I comm-nccd taking
• great kidney, liver and bladder rem- -
Swamp-Hoot After taking the llrst
gbt ' bottle 1 noticed quite a ca inge which eat-
ample hot- . Isfied me that at last I ha 1 found tlv
h right medicine.
.11 Swamp-Hoot for fo
I Immediately j time noticed such ;
large bottles in my health. In -
daily. I am | satisfied thut I
- months, and by this
ery way, that I felt
cured. But. to be
INTERFERED SERIOUSLY WITH
ALL TELEGRAPH SERVICE.
The storm of last night Interfered se-
riously with all telegraph wires. About
11 o'clock tho wind Increased to a ter-
rible velocity, becoming much colder.
The Associated Press wires were ren-
dered almost useless during the lat-
ter part of the tilRht Much sleet iui.1
snow fell around Topeka and Wichita,
and a hard wind did considerable dam-
• • The Perfect l
IN SI KRti IIKAI.TH, MTI<KN<<TH. AND
Sold by grocers.
Weak nnd tin healthy kidneys are responsible for
more sickness and suffering than any other disease,
therefore, when through neglect or other causes, kid-
ney trouble is permitted to continue, fatal results aro
sure to follow.
Your other organs way need attention—but your kid-
neys most, becauso they do most and need attention
If yon are sick or "feel badly,'' begin talcing fho world's
famous kidney remedy, Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, be-
cause as soon as your kidneys are well they will help
all the other organs to health.
Kidney trouble irritates the nerves, makes you dizzy.
Sample Bottle of Svvamp^Root Sent Absolutely Free by Mail.
EDITORIAL NOTE—If you have the slightest symptoms of kidney or bladder troubles, or if there is a trace of
it 1n your tamily history, send nt once to Dr. Kilmer Air Co.. Bingliamton, N. Y.. who will gladly send you by
mail, Immediately, without cost to you, a sample bottle of Swamp-Root, and a book containing many of the thous-
ands upon thousands of testimonial letters received from iqiii And wonieti Qursd by Bwamp^Root. in writing, be
wire to say that you read this generous offer in (he Guthrie Daily Stato Capita).
if you are already convinced that Swamp-Root is what you need, youcan purchase the regular fifty cent
and one dollar size bottles at the drug stores everywhere. Don't make any mistake, but remember the name,
Swamp-Root, Dr. Kilmer's Swawp-Root, and the address is Blnghamton, N. Y„ on every bottle.
tlv- beyond a question or doubt, win
in Chicago during July l!" I went to the
Columbus Medical Laboratory, No. 103
State St . and had them make a thorough
and complete microscopical examination
which showed my kidneys and liver to bo
perfectly well and healthy.
359 West 19th St. i Ex-Mayor of Dover, N. J.
restless, sleeplessand irritable. Makes you pass water of-
ten during the day and obliges you to get up many times
during the night. I'nhealthy kidneys cause rheumatism,
gravel, catarrh of the bladder, pain or dull ache in tho
back, joints and mumies; makes your head ache and
back ache, causesiudigestion, stomach and liver trouble,
you get a sallow, yellow complexion, makes you feel as
though you had heart trouble; you may have plenty of
ambition, but no strength; get weak and waste away.
The cuwfffor these troubles in Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-
root. the world-famous kidney remedy. In taking
£wnmp-Root you afford natural help to Nature, for
Swamp-Root is the most perfect healer and gentle aid
to tho kidneys that is known to medical science.
Galena. Kans.. April 2 — Kmplre City was
the scene of a disastrous tire in which
the better (lass of business buildings
of that place and practically all their
contents went up in smoke. The tire
started In th- grocery ■tore of 1\ T. Hos-
coe. a two story franc- building the
t corner of Main and Columbus
It is a total loss of $2,000. with
ranee. A restaurant owned by
Jent was next to go. and the
and office of l)r. Woods fol-
n this the flames spread to
iry frame structure occupied
by Mrs. Mary Jent. It Is a total loss of
J2.000; Insurance $1,000. A frame building
adjoined this on the the east and was
occupied by P. M. Claik wit ha stock of
furniture, then burned. By this time the
Ci ilena tire department « ;is -ti _tln- - ne
and soon checked the fire and prevented
i' from reaching the north side of
street. The orlglna of the tire Is a mys-
Canadian County Farmer Too
Anxious to Borrow Money
EARLY STORE CLOSING
Mrs. 'mui >
TO USE DYNAMITE
inmginating a fancied wrong again
the cashier ot the Sedan Savings bank,
had threatened to wreck the bank with
dynamite. He approached the bank build-
ing and when Constab!-- l': >blnson ord -ied
him to halt, reached for his revolv. r. The
officer fin d first, the bulb t from his rifle
striking llaman over the heart and kill-
ing him Instantly.
ts ($2 "in) per month when there
(Continued from page c
rqrommend and urge the council to ap-
propriate the sum of $.">00 to buy mot- re for
this year; $1000 for next year; $1." 00 for the
next, and so on until tho cntiro aervlce
Is provided with meters. We find that the
cities all over the country are practical-
ly In the same condition In regard to
water as we are, and that they are unl-
tversnlly adopting the meter system, which
In the only fair proposition, ever'- man
paving for what he gets and tt will suv<
a great waste of water which is carried
on dully by a large number of consum-
Tho sham plants nnd livery stables are
all metered, and meters should be pl i -
ed on hotels und lawns. If lawns were
metered the consumers could use the
water at any time to suit their conveni-
ence. A great deal of water |fl Mitel
by consumers letting It run all night,
and quite often the nosszle is taken off,
nnd It In Impossible to watch them all
Very few people hav« any Idea of
quantity of water which may b- wasted
through small openings, and for this rea
son we give the following table, which
gives the number of gallons of water
discharged through the different size op-
cnlngs in twenty-four hours, under a
pressure of sixty pounds:
1 04 inch stream, til gallons.
1-32 Inch stream, 230 gallons. '
l b; inch stream, HOT gallons. >"•
1-s Inch stream, :'.';l! gallons
14 Inch stream. i4t 16 gallons.
3 K Inch stream, 32.V gallons.
To let the water run through th night
about eight hours would take 1J16 gal-
lons through n nossle or about 11000 gal
Ions with no**le off At one time the
for one month «
collected over sixty
- through a meter
nnt of leaks In the
Castanlen Cab barn. "-1, Buffalo.
Uvi *i •tab) . • i Buffalo
Gilswold I. IV. iv stable. ::-l. Buffalo.
Kentucky I-lvery stable U-4, Buffalo.
Grissom IJverv stable. .'I 4. Buffalo.
Federal jail. 3-4. llcrcsey
Leader Printing Co., 3^4, Crown, owned
State Capital Co., 3-4, Buffalo, owned by
William Rltxhnupt. 3-4. Buffalo.
lOlks Hotel. :!-l, Buffalo.
John Schmidt meat market. 3-4, Buffalo.
Heummell-Brann Co., 1 Inch. Buffalo,
owned by consumer.
Guthrie Steam laundry rt-> Buffalo.
Cammack Idvtrv stable, r,-s. lb-res- \
W. H. Coyle Oil Mill. 2 Inch. Buffalo.
W. II. Coyle Feed Yard, 1 Inch, Em-
L>r. Blesh Hospital, r -S. Empire.
.1 It Fairfield. 3-4, Buffalo.
Electric Light Plant, 1 Inch Empire.
N A My. r Livery -table, 3-4. BuiYilo.
Stapleton Feed yard. I inch, Buffalo.
Guthrie Milling Co., 1 inch Empire.
Model Holler Mills, '>•!. Empire.
Santa Fe Depot. 2 Inch, empire
The expenses of running the plant are
not complete from the installing of the
plant but the following table shows the
expense for the operation of the plant
for the following years:
Year ending March ;it. 1900 $|.:G,96.
Year ending M
labor, $170.00; insula
CO, 128.60. to-
Vear ending March 31, 1M2, salary $L-
'•'>7.0.1; wood and coal $1'.541.M); labor,
$197.1C: renslrs $039.79; Insurance, $l'-j.a0,
There nre some material chang.-- that
should be made In the water rents and
In the way of collecting. At pr-s • t It
takes a greater portion of the commis-
sioner's time in running after consumers
We would recommend that all water
tents shall bo paid quarterly the nrst
days of .lanuarv. April, July and Oc-
tob. r of each year, and that a discount
of 10 per cent be allowed for advance
payments; any water rents, whether by
schedule or meter, which shall not be paid
within ten days after the same become
due and payable, the water shall be shut
orr from the consumer ho In default;
and that all owners or agents or buildings,
where there are a number of wat> r con-
sumers located therein, supplied from one
tap. the owner or agent shall I- r< \ m-
sihl for all water rents of consumers.
The department is in need of a large
map showing the location of water mains,
Bate*, hydrants, water service and eetr*
ers. and we would respectfully r com-
mend that the department be supplied
with this map at the earliest date pos-
II. C. BAHNEY,
V* - Water Commissioner,
C.EO M OHEEN
W. B SPENCEH.
Water Works Committee,
Republican Mass Meeting.
The biggest political rally of the city
campaign tonight at the opera house. Ex-
Governor Barms and others will speak.
All are Invited.
KILLED A NEGRO
CHOCTAW PAYMASTER SHOT TO
Special Dispatch to the State Capital
okmulgee. I. T . April 3.—George Rar-
rlek. a paymaster on the o. and C C.
grade that Is being built by the Kenefick
Construction company, shot and killed
John Williams, a negro, at Okmulgee,
IJari- k, according to the story, hud allow-
ed some of the men to go to a restaurant
to get a meal and when the bill was pre-
sented. ho was charged with a dollar
for cigars. This dollar he refused to pay.
and told Williams to collect his eiuar
money from the men. If he could. Will-
iams grew insulting about the matter and,
with some other negroes who were stand-
ing about started a row. Rariok tired
them all out and ran the rest of the
negroes down the street. Williams strut k
at him and landed three blows on Rarick's
head with the butt of his revolver, ltarlck.
who is a Kentucklsn. whipped out n re-
volver and shot Williams three times
beforo the negro could us bis gun to shoot.
IN ASSESSOR'S CASE
Do You Know
Crosby, secretary of the company was
elected treasurer to succeed Mr. Hay no
and unw holds the office of treasurer and
secretary. C. F. Jllson was appointed
an assistant secretary and II. E. Yarnell
appointed assistant secretary and
County Assessor Benham Will
Continue Under the Provis-
ions of the New Law,
Special Dispatch to tho State Capital.
Weatherford, Okla., April 2.—J. C.
Caldwell returned from Cordell last
night and reported that Judge Irwin
has granted the injunction in regard
to the township assessors. Each town-
ship trustee who was qualified on last
Monday by tho county commissioners
to assess their respective townships
are enjoined from interfering with the
county assessor, Joel Benham. The
case can not jo tried before the May
term of court and should the injunc-
tion be dissolved the township trus-
tees will have only a short time fa
make the assessment as it is to be com-
pleted by -May 20. Mr. Benham will
continue to assess the county and will
probably have the work done by the
time the case comes up.
El Reno Merchants Grants Re-
quest of Clerks-D. F. Smith
in the Interest of Railroad
Special Dispatch to the State Capital.
EI Reno, Okla., April 2.—Deputy
Sheriff Roberts took a trip over into
Walnut township yesterday nnd
brought back with him a man named
Box, who ia now in a box sure enough.
A few days ago Mr. Box went into
the First National Bank and borrowed
$515 on a mortgage with Willis Quinn's
name signed to the bottom of it.
Mr. Quinn is a prosperous farmer
living in Maple township and knew.
nothing of the mortgage until he was)
asked to call at. the bank for tho pur-
pose of correcting an error In the doc-
Uox was trying to make his get away
but ?*a> caught in Devil's Canyon. He
is now in jiil and will remain there
until the 15th, when he will get his
WILL CLOSE STORES EARLY.
Special Dispatch to the Stato Capital.
El Reno, Okla., April 2.—El Reno is
alia samee Chicago, at. Louis and oth-
er large cities. The principal stores
in the city commencing last night
will close every evening at 6:30. The
clerks asked for it nnd their bosses
granted the request. There was a big
parade last night oi the business men
and their clerks after which all hands
repaired to their homes to work in
SMITH IN EL RENO.
Special Dispatch to the Stato Capital.
El Reno, Okla., April 2.—Hon. D.
F. Smith, speaker of tho Third House,
was in the city today.
Fatime said he was here on a bus-
iness errand relating to the El Reno
St. Louis and Southwestern railroad.
His old home is in Cashion and he
would dearly love to see the road go
through that town, as it meanders in
the fertile valleys on its way to Guth-
rie. He saya the people of Cashion
want the road and they will u'sn all
honorable means to secure it.
Mr. Smith was In close consultation
with the promoters of the road for
over four hours and Is iwpresaed with
the belief that Cashion's prayer will
board of directors of the Choctaw. Okla-
homa nnd <5ulf railway company, held
today. C. 11. Warren was elected first
For catarrh of tho nose,
throat, stomach, bowels und more
delicate organs, take Hood's ^ar-iapa-
rilla—it is a radical cure.
Published In Dally Stato Capital, April
ORDINANCE NO. 575.
An ordinance appropriating certain
moneys to tho payment of sundry ac-
counts and expenses.
IJe it Ordained l>v the Mayor and Council-
men of the City of Guthrie:
Section 1. That the sum of P2 is
hereby appropriated for the purpose of
paying bills upon the following a. < ounts,
and which bills have heretofore been ap-
proved by th- council to-wit:
-count of Ha la i.
account of contingent
account of street bridge
account of sewer bond
account of street liglit-
Bills on account of street crossing
Dills on account of street sprink-
Bills on account of special assess-
account of City Hall
Uills on account of special i~:
And the mayor and city clerk
by directed to
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Promo Qulnne Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if It fails
cure. K W. Grove's signature is on
Elks Election at Durant.
Special Dlsnatch to the State Capital.
Durant, Okla.. April _ At the regular
eetlng of the Elks Thursday night the
Mowing officers were elected for the en-
suing term K. F. Rlnes, exalted ruler;
■^1 lending kniKiit;
John W. Hampton, esteemed lecturing
knigha; a. I,. Shannon, secretary: Hugh
Cox. treasurer; L. C. Trone, tyler; and
Dr. J. B. Smith, trustee.
Crop Conditions at Beggs.
Special Dispatch to the State Capital.
Ih-g.-s. I T., April Since s. \- ral days
f sunshine have follow- tie long w.-t
pell farming has begun in dead earnest.
Thousands of acres of land have been
ised for farming purposes, and where
«t year were nothing but acres of wood
at tie, now can be
The bigR- st p.d
itnpalgn tonight i
C. H. Warren Vice-President of
Rock Island and Choctaw
New York. April 2 —At n me. ting of
he board of directors of the Chicago,
lock Island and Pacific railway company
i. Id today C. H. Warren w is elected llrst
ice president to succeed S. A. Parker,
esli" n The resignation* of J. M John-
.111, third vice president and K. !•'. Hnyne.
is treasurer nnd assistant secretary of
he company, were accepted. George H.
Special Dispatch to tho Stato Capital.
Topeka, April 2.—It Is now believed in
railroad circles that the "merger of In-
terests" of the Chicago Hock Island and
Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe railroaiH| means not that either
system has been bought by the other, but
that an an arrangement has been made
for an interchange of track facilities and
the building of ni w track which will give
both lines the easiest route practicable
to the California coast besides giving
both lines a short cut between Mem-
phis and San Francisco and a direct line
between Galveston and San Francisco.
The Hock island will have the ueo of tho
Santa Fe rails from Juerco thirty-four
miles west of Albu<]ii< rque. to San Fran-
cisco, besides a connecting line between
Amarillo, the present western terminus
of the choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf, now
a Rock Island property, and the Santa
Fc main line. The Santa Fe will con-
nect with the Rock Island main line at
Hlheral Kansas, by means of a cut-off
from Dodge City on the main line of the
Santa Fe. The surveys for these linen
have been completed, and the new track-
age with the proposed connections out-
The new construction Involves builUlng
from Dodge Citv, Kuns ; to Liberal, Kan-s.
from Santa Host. N. M . to Puerco, N. M.,
by way of Helen: from H- I n to aHI-
linger, Tex., by way of Portaleg and from
Amarillo to Tucumeari.
tion from Dodge City to Llli-
eral admits the Santa F«- to the Hotak Is-
land's El Paso line. Thence the Journey
will be on the Rock Island rails to Santa
Rosa, where a new track will take both
the Santa Fe and Rock Island trains
to th. Santa Fe main line at Puerco.
For the nurpose of establishing the con-
nection with Memphis the Rock Island
is now building from Amarillo to Tti-
cmntarl, a point between Santa Rosa and
Liberal, on the Hock island's El PaBo.
line. The connection between San Fran-
cisco and Galveston will be made by "a
" ** ' ' Balllnger ly way of
a the Pei os valley line
line. The cut-off he-
aifd Puerco will yross
Helen and get through
s r y means of a tunnel The lino
about '-'Tf. mll.-s long By means
f thili line the Santa Fe will avoid the
2,000 feet difference in altitude between
L. Junta and Albuquerque.
With this new line the Rock Island
and Santa Fe will have the fcohrtcst line
between Chicago and San Francisco by
a little less than L''«i miles and between
Kansas City and San Francisco by about
line from Belcn
Portales, a point i
of the Santa Fe
tween Santa Rosti
the Rio Grande at
BY FALLING WALLS
Louisville, Ky., April 2.—Two negrnp*
were killed, two seriously hurt and nine
slightly Injured by falling walls in a
brick tne. ment house at 333 Lafayette
FANNIE TAYLOR, aged 30.
BETTIE HOOPER, aged 33.
The collapse - night the inmates asleep
in their beds. John Vaughn, colored, was
the first to reach the scene. Fannie Tay-
lor. one of the dead women, was found
moaning for help. She begged piteousiy
that he mother be helped tirst. Mary
Taylor, the mother, was found lying In
Iwd. and only slightly Injured. As th<«
old lady was lifted through a window the
daughter raised herself sufficiently to sav
i word of thanks to the rescuers und fell
NATIVES OE MOROCCO
Opposition to Introduction of
Industries Was Cause of
New York, April 2 James W. R Lanp-
erman. the St Louis fair commissioner,
who has just returned from Morocco, says
the lighting among the tribesmen and
pillaging of cam v ans reported by cable
have no connection with the rvolution
started by the pretender. Bu llamuni.
During the W. eks Mr. LangermaVi was in
tlie country, the pretender met with con-
tinuous def.ats. He is not related to the
sultan and since his defeat has no stand-
ing In the country. The sultan did not
execute the rebels. It Is said, because of
his humane views. While the custom of
banging the heads of those executed on
the gates of the city Is continued, tin-
sultan is opposed to It and this practice
probably will be stopped. All the trouble,
Mr. Lang.-iman says, was started through
the sultan trying to open the country to
Industries which is opposed bv the peo-
ple. who ar largely fanatics. He |,uilt a
short line of railway from his castle,
which was was lorn up bv mountaineers.
The sultan told Mr. Lang, i
enterprlses In Mo-
F. C. DAMM, President.
G. H. DODSON. Vice-President.
L. H. LOHR, Sec'y and Treas.
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