The Weekly Capital. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, January 24, 1896 Page: 2 of 8
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THE WEEKLY CAPITAL.
I lie Board Charging the Na-
tion $?00 for Worth
COLORED SCHOOL IGNORED.
And the Books Provided for It
Have Not Been Received.
bio evidences that anything- is
goi - to be done at all. An ap-
propriation of $)00 for repairs
and $30 for books was made by
council for this institution, and
the board has already drawn the
money from the treasury, but
the school has received nothing.
It seem about time something
was being done.
The Daily Capital is in receipt
of a letter from a prominent citi-
zen at Salina, and a gentleman
who is deeply interested in the
Orphan Asylum. After going to
the institution for the express
purpose of ascertaining the true
facts, he learned the following
which he communicates to the
Capital for the information of the
people. His letter reads:
Salina, C. N., Jim. 21, 180(5.
Editor Capital.—I see l>y yonr
!> t[ er that tin- board df education
has drawn $500 from the orphan fund
for the purchase of school books for
the Orphan Asylum. The requisition
for books and stationery was made
during the month of November. 1895,
and I observe the money was drawn
December .'1, 1895. Up to this writing-
tile books have not been received, oi
even heard from.
I he asylum needed between .*.">() and
•i<i0 worth of books and stationery.
>Ve were astonished when wo found
that $500 had been drawn for this pur-
pose. The asylum would no nasd that
amount of books in uny event.
The school is now without pencils,
slates and needed books, and they are
wanted badly. Hut the outlay for
t'lese would be trilling. There are
other things nooded about the build-
ing worse than books.
1 he people here admire the (.'apit.il's
moral courage, and hope it will stay
by the people until the bottom f ,. «
The writer of the above asks
what members of the b ard of
education signed the requisit on
for these funds. The Daily
Capital will state for his informa
tion. as also for any others who
may not be posted, that the
names of all the members of the
board were signed to the requi-
sition, yet there is sunh a strik-
ing resemblance in the hand-
writing of the three names, that
there can be but little doubt but
that the secretary signed for the
other two members.
Secretary Ivey claims in his
report that he juiid #100 for a
l egister book for the male semi-
nary. The book probably cost
$10 and tin; balance went for ex
press and trimmings. These
express companies are funny
things. The book has not come
yet, and that's another funny
thing. All this fun is worth £100
to the nation
The board of education has
been requested by the chief to
meet and explain matters next
Monday. It is to be hoped that
Secretary ivey will finish his
business in ,the east and return
in time for the meeting. This
will be a delightful gathering
and there would be profound re-
gret if the distinguished secre-
tci i y could not bo ] > rosen t.
GEN R. E. LEE'S BIRTHDAY
Honor Is Paid to the Great
Commander's Memory in
Atlanta, Ga.. Jan. 20.—General
Lee's birthday was generally
observed in Georgia to-day. It
is made a legal holiday. Bunks
closed and in towns and cities
[Confederate veterans assembled
and heard speeches from local
orators. At Waycross, the vet-
erans and State military from
the adjoining couatr.es mel and
were reviewed by Governor
Atkinson and staff. Tonight
Governor Cameron of Virginia
delivered an eulogy on Lee to
1 hick as Hops.
Secretary levy of the board
of education, and Waddy Hudson
of the Arrow, are as thick as
old-time bed-fellows. Hudson
prints Ivey's "diabolical black-
mail articles in the Arrow and
Ivey loans Hudson his express
wagon to haul the Arrow forms
to and from the Advocate press
room, where the Arrow has been
printed since Hudson was ap-
pointed manager of the Advo-
cate. One might suppose that
Ivey was getting the bastof.it,
but when it is taken into consid-
eration that there is considerable
traffic between those two offices,
it looks more like a stand-off.
WILL BE RECOGNIZED
Insurgents Soon to Be Reeot
nized by Us as BelliV-
Cleveland Has at Last Deter-
mined to do it.
To Amend Our Laws.
Washington, Jan. 23.—Senator
Jones of Arkansas has intro-
duced a bill to amend the Indian
Territory judicial law passed by
the last congress. The amend-
ment permanently confers upon
the United States courts of Ar-
kansas, Kansas and Texas juris-
diction over affenses committed
in the Indian Territory. It will
be remembered that the law es-
tablishing the new judiciary sys
tem provided that after three
[years the courts at Port Smith
Ark, and Paris, Tex., should
sorrender all their jurisdiction
over the Indian Territory.
Senator Jones has also intro-
duced a biil granting to the Fort
Smith and Western Coal Kail-
road company the right-of-way
through the Indian Territory.
For the Colored Race.
11)« lii-Bt issue of the Cherokee
I' reed man, edited by George Fit/.pat-
1 (colored), in before us. The
Nashville, Term., Jan. 2£.
Congressman Benton McMillin
reached Lin1 city to-night from
Washington and in an interview
had with him concerniuing the
Cuban a.fairs said lie had good
giounds for the statement that
President Cleveland in ,a to-
days will send a message lo con-
gress recognizing the Cuban as
belligerants. Mr. McMillin sa\ s
he is satisfied this will be done
and that the rumors connecting
England with the purchase of
Cuba are bringing matters to a
crisis. He spoke with positive
ness with regard to the early
recognition of the revolutionists.
be followed by a
More Skulduggery Reported.
The Colord High School is an-
other victim of misplaced confi
deuce We learn from Superin-
tendent-George W. Vann. of that
institution, chat so far nothing
has been repaired on that build-
ing. and that there are notangi-
Cheap Metropolitan Papers.
-r"" nowada vs for a
ltizen failing to subscribe for a reat
metropolitan newspaper in addition to
tiUceiny his own country paper. The
Twice-a-wtek Kepblic of St. Louis
which is credited with the largest cir-
culation of any weekly pap,.,., is only
SI a year, and for this sum it sends
Uvo papers a week, or 10} papers a
i r 111 an one cent each. The
kly contains the best and brightest
news condensed fron, tha daily panel
ogalher with a well assorted collec-
tion of reading .natter and useful i„-
foimaiion. A popular feature in its
columns next year will be the speeches
of prominent men in the presidential
MY' 'V B' «n Srt
n.ill . A reader of the • Twica-a-week"
Republic will always be abreast of the
times, for no paper huM -rx-jiU-r news
The Daily and Sunday Republic can
now be had by mail for a little more
than one cent and a half a da v. or *ti
Ti/011!''*'1''" Paid in advance
Though this paper has greatly redue-
t 'i lT'I'e, 11 has '"creased its value
features. U " "mn-v valuable
« '• "Id reliable piano
agent will sell you a good instrument.
paper is neatly printed, well edited
aad starts upon its mission of useful-
ness with- an eneotrmging amount of
advertising patronage. The Kreed-
man is the pioneer publication in the
cherokee nation in the interest of the
colored race. It has Abroad field
[stretching out before it, and if it
remains patriotic and true to the
principles of right and justice and the
objects for which it was launched into
world, coming years will add honor
to its name and influence to its utter-
Kev. J. M. Walburn, presiding
elder in the Methodist 'Episcopal
church, will preach at the M. E.
church on North Muscogee
street to-morrow evening and
Sunday at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.
Quarterly conference Monday
morning at 9 o'clock:
C. P. Brewer, Pastor.
Our new contemporary, the Chero-
kee Freedman, has missed a rare oc-
casion of usefulness during its incipi-
ency it has missed the glorioui
privilege of standing up for its peo
pie and fighting for their justice at
hands of a greedy, conspiring board
Favors Cuban Recogniton.
Washington. Jan. 22—Sen-
ators Sherman, Morgan and-
Lodge, who constitute the sub-
committee on Cuban affairs, of
thecommittee of foreign relations
met to day for consultation
upon the question of recognizing
the belligerency of the Cuban
insurgents. The meeting was
strictly private, and nothing was
given out concerning it. There
is reason for believing that the
sub-committee has virtually
agreed upon a resolution recom-
mending the recognition of the
belligerency of the Cubans and
that a report to this effect will be
Imac'® to Me full committee at its
J meeting next Wednesday. It is
possible that the resolution may
only go to the extent of express-
mg sympathy for the Cuban
cause and the sub-committee is
trying to keep its proceedings a
close secret. There has never
been any doubt but that a major-
ity would approve such action
rhere is a feeling in the commit-
tee^ ho wever, that congress is far
behind the sentiment of the coun
try on this question and that the
tune is nj>e for action.
Militia Not Called Out.
House to rent, desirable locatio,
for particulars apply at this office. '
Washington, Jan. 22.—a flat th.
nial is gmm at the War depart-
ment to the reiH>rt from PI7
i Ijat the department had reo uest-
ed the Governor of that St-itn ♦
put th„ Florida troops h, ,-oa '
mess to take the field nJo
ment's notice. In the lirt r iS°'
«l« «M lb, p"sident hi
constitutional or lawful authority
calling o'ut of Z*T 00UX „T"
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The Weekly Capital. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, January 24, 1896, newspaper, January 24, 1896; Tahlequah, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc127708/m1/2/: accessed January 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.