The Weekly Capital. (Tahlequah, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 51, Ed. 1 Friday, January 24, 1896 Page: 4 of 8
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the weekly capital.
Our Washington delegation
seems to be pretty well satisfied
that there will be no serious
legislation against us during the
present session of congress, un-
less something unforseen should
be brought to light.
The people are anxiously wait-
ing the action of Chief Swimmer
in the board of education matter
They anticipate a thorough in
vestigation and are desirous that
the same is commenced at the
earliest possible date. And the
l>eop¥e want the guilty punished.
The weather prophets will, if
they keep on, eventually lose
their reputations. The white
signal was floating in the breeze
dav before yesterday, and yes-
terday the white snow was flying.
These weather prophets make
some "signal" failures occasion-
It has been rumored that some
jierson not connected with this
office has been doing the writing
for the Capital for the past few
days. For the information of
any who think so, we will sa>
that no one outside of this office
has written a single line for the
j aper that has appeared as an
origiual editorial or news item.
We are not ashamed to acknowl-
edge our work.
have not as yet been heard from
and the people who are anxious
to see the investigation made
and the guilty punished are be-
ginning to* think, and quite ser-
iously, too. The investigation is
going to be made, that is a fore-
gone conclusion, and these mem-
bers will sooner or later be called
upon to tell what they know
about the brazen fraud which
has been traced to the board s
door. If they are innocent now
is the time to say so. and not
after the investigation has
reached the point where it will
require a pretty thorough expla
nation to establish their inno-
Thk Daily Capital should get
more encouragement from the
people of Tahlequah than has
been given it. While we are as
well aware as anyone that it does
not comj>are with the metropoli
tan j>ai>ers in the j>oint of size or
the amount of news, yet we are
thoroughly convinced thai it is
in keeping with other enterprises
of Tahlequah as compared with
those in larger cities, and merits
an equal share of patronage and
its prorata of what should fall to
it through the spirit of home
What kind of a song will Edi-
tor Hudson try to sing in his
Arrow when Chief Swimmer sus-
pends the board of education for
its dishonest conduct? The
public is imi>atient to know if
his crow proclivities are equal to
the abundance of shallow deceit
he has disp'ayed in endeavoring
to defend the actions of the
board through a nom de plume
and an imbecile.
The Daily Capital has not been
silenced on the board of educa-
tion matter by any consideration,
neither has it been convinced
that its charges of conspiracy
are false. The Capital is only
waiting to see what action Chief
Swimmer is going to take and to
catch its breath. In the mean-
time, however, the Capital will
review the situation and obtain
additional proofs that an investi-
gation is urgent for the protec-
tion of the school funds of the
nation. No. the Capital has not
abandoned the people s cause,
it is too righteous.
Should a committee be ap-
pointed by Chief Swimmer to
inspect the work contemplated
to be done on the national institu-
tions. by the late national council,
we are of the opinion that a large
portion of the work now being
done on the Female Seminary
would not be very acceptable.
For instance the new three-story
porch anticipated, is not there,
but instead the old one is under-
going repairs. We have read
the specifications as advertised
by the board of education for the
work, which calls for all new
material, and we have also visit
ed the spot and seen the old ma
terial being used in rebuilding
the porch, and being interested
us much as any other citizen of
the nation we objected to the
kind of work being done and the
quality of material being used
and have called the attention of
the public to the fact. The i eo
pie can not afford to stand by and
see the public treasury drained
of its precious contents in that
shape. When a public servant
is incompetent or by his negli-
gence will not guard the interst
of the people he is chosen to
serve, it is a very easy matter to
find some one that will.
impor ance to the nation, and
very particularly to the members
of the board of education. The
question of the board's integiity
toward the nation will be raised:
the matter of opening 1 ids in
secret in violation of law will
be brought up for explanation;
the motive of the board in enter-
ing into a secret contract with
Ransom will be discussed, and
the money the nation has i>aid
for books for the various schools
which have not yet been receiv-
ed, will have to be accounted
for, and with a dozen other
actions which bear the eligible
imprints of conspiracy, the
meeting will be an exciting and
interesting one, and more partic-
ularly for the members of the
board. A few explanations will
be necessary, also, to convince
the chief executive that the
board has not entered into a
compact with Contractor Ran
som to botch up the work at lit-
tle cost as possible and charge
the full amr unt of the appropria-
tion for the same. The execu-
tive will ask why it is that the
board is advancing the nation's
funds to Contractor Ransom to
assist him in carrying out his
secret contract, when the boaid
stated in the published specifica-
tions that no such advances
would be made. Putting all of
the explanations together that
are necessary and must be made
to Chief Swimmer at the meet
ing Monday, the program prom-
ises to bean exceedingly inter-
esting one, and more particu
larly for the members of the
board of education.
w .1'. Thompson. w. w huh linn*.
Thompson & Hastings,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
rooms 4 ««• 5. * J ahleQUJlh, I. I.
Staflih Block. '
r. c. Boudinot. f.J. Boudinot.
BOUDINOT & BOUDINOT,
Office—Southeast corner room, second
flooa,Thompson Huildlng (three-story,
G. W. BAKER,
TAHLEQUAH, INI>. TEK.
Office in Lawrence Building.
(Notary in the office)
R, W. Murray
BITTINGS & MURRAY
OFFICE IN DRUG STORE.
S S BOYLES,
tahlquah. i. t.
13 a notary public. Special atten-
tion given to pension matters. Col-
lections promptly made, or any other
legal business transacted.
Koom 8 over People's Store.
GENERAL, COMMERCIAL AND
? radices before all the courts and Depart
meats of the Cherokee Nation. AImi
practices before the U. S. District Court at
f, . _t ..4 tWo TT (2 at
$100 Reward ;$100
The readers of this paper will be
pleased to learn that there is at least
one dtended disease that science has
been able to cure in all its stages, and
that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh C ure
is the only positive cure known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh being.a
constitutional disease, ^>'^8 a eon-
stitutional treatment. Hall s t atari h
Cure is taken internally, acting di-
rectly upon upon the blood and mucus
surfaces of the system, thereby destroy-
ing the foundation of the disease, and
giving the patient strength by build-
Fng up the constitution and assisting
nature in doing its work, ihe pro-
prietors have so much faith in its cura-
tive powers, that they offer One Hun-
dred Dollars for any case that it fails
to cure. Send for list of testimonials.
Address, P. J. CHENEY ft Co., To-
ledo, O. IBTSold by druggists. 7
cents per bottle.
ractices Deiore me u. a. uwuhji -*
'ort Smith, Arkansas, and the U. S courts at
■'ahlequah and Muskogee. Indian Territory.
Is a duly authorized and acting
NOK'fHKKN DtSTHICT, INDIAN TERKITOKY.
Officii Ovik 2nd Floor Piom't stori
New Brick Rooms 9 and 10.
TAHLEQUAH, I. T
DR. F. W. WARREN.
All kinds of dental work. Gold and porce-
lain crowns and teeth without a plate, made
In the most approved and skillful manner.
Teeth extracted without pain.
thi city dnu6soh.
TAHLEQUAH. - - - -
The other members of the
l>oard of education whom the
Capital has endeavored to say as
little about as possible, expect-
ing that as soon as they were in-
formed of the disgraceful conduct
in the name of that body that
they would hasten to vindicate
-themselves 1 efore the people,
The meeting of the Ijoanl of
education next Monday Will
prove an occasion of unusual
interest to the people, and more
particularly to the members of
the board of education. The
business which will come up be-
fore that august body is of great
When you want the very Best
Presh or Salt Meats to be
found in the city go to
G. G. M'DANIEL'S
2 doors west of Opera House.
Everything First Class.
a Wagon Yard in the rear of the
shop. When our country friends are
in the city and desire to place their
teams in a safe place they will find it
the most convenient in Tahlequah.
rooms in city.
First term* ends Dec. 25. Second
term begins immediately after. Tuition
11.00 per month. Board and washing
#(i.00 per month. For further informa-
tion write to F. U. shavor, Superin-
tendent, or J. M. Payne, Manager
Regular mail stage line leaves
Tahlequah fjr Ft. Gibson ever>
morning at 9 o'clock" leaves
Ft. Gibson for Tahlequah ever;-
morning at 10:30 o'clock. Leave
orders at postofflce grocery store.
JESS McKnight, Proprietor
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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/m1/4/: accessed September 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.