The Wister Informer. (Wister, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 23, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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By J. MATTHEWS
NEW STATE NOTES.
Muskogee is working hard to lo-
cate the terminals of the Midland Val-
ley road at that place.
Lone Wolf citizens are raising $10.
000 for the purpose of establishing a
modern cotton gin for that place.
A successful revival Is being con-
ducted at Chickasha. There are al<
ready over 800 conversions claimed.
8atifefactory Rca on.
"I've Just been making my will. 1
have bequeathed everything I possess
to my wife."
Then you did It in about ten
Not at all. The lawyer who drew
It up for me used four sheets of
'What did he charge you?"
Then he's an honest lawyer. He
wanted to make the service worth
The agents of the New York Life
Insurance company employed in the
two territories held a meeting in Okla-
homa City last week to 'talk shop.
Prof. E. B. Hinshaw of Bloomfield
last week drove eighty miles through
the Chickasaw nation. He says he
never saw more flattering crop pros-
The Commercial club at Mill Creek
At a recent meeting decided to begin
at once the work of repairing bridges
leading to that town which were dam-
aged by the recent floods.
Something Just as Good.
Dyspeptic Customer—Have you any
Drug Store Boy (rumaging among
the shelves and producing bottle)—
Yes, sir. Here it is.
Dyspeptic Customer (looking at the
label)—But this isn't lime water at
all. It's lime Juice.
Drug Store Boy—Yes, sir. It's the
same thing in a more concentrated
form. Some people prefer it that
The Tulsa Water and Light com-
pany has won in its rrght against the
city of Tulsa, and will hold its fran-
chise and proceed at once with the
erection of a plant.
The term of the present postmaster
at Muskogee expires in December,
and already there is a largo field of
entries, to use a race track expres-
sion. for the best federal position in
Acting Secretary Oliver of the war
department has made the usual al-
lotment of the $1,000,000 appropri-
ated' by congress to provide arms and
equipment for the organized militia
of the United States. Of the amount
appropriated Oklahoma will receive
Friend—Aren't you rather afraid of
that handsome rival of yours?
Smartchap—Not a bit.
'He is very rich."
'A great favorite with the ladies."
"I know it."
"Yet yon have no fear?"
No. He guessed at her age once
and got her only two years younger
than she is."—New York Weekly.
"Among other things," remarked the
temperance man, "I consider water a
good sleep producer."
And so do I," replied the suburb-
anite. "I empty a pitcher each even-
ing before retiring and then I sleep
like a top."
'And you really drink a pitcher of
No; I empty it on the dog that
howls under my window.'
No Faith In Them.
"Do you believe in vacations?" wo
asked of Miss Speedleigh, apropos of
a conversation in which Uncle Hues
Sage's anti-vacation theories were be-
"No; I doubt most things I hear dur-
ing them." she replied.
And then we remembered having
seen her at the seaside, listening to
the sweet nothings that Percy, Har-
old and Algernon were lisping into
A Feat In Growth.
"I lost my foot in the war," said
the tramp, "and I'm tryin' to raise
enough money to get out to Califor-
"What do you want to go to Cali-
fornia for?" asked the woman at the
"Oh, I've heard that there are
things which grow a foot in a day
"The title of your lecture," said the
compositor, who was setting up the
type for the tickets, "is too long to go
in one line."
" 'Two Gentlemen from Verona,'
isn't a very long line," replied the lec-
"Why not make it '2 Gents from Ve-
Thomas Shaw, a negro employed by
D. Wolf & Sons, wholesale liquor
dealers in Oklahoma City, was shot
and killed by Joe Willougliby, a bar-
tender. Willoughby ordered Shaw to
remove his hat upon entering the sa-
loon, and because of his failure to do
so he was shot.
The total expenses of the recent,
cattlemen's convention at Oklahoma
City amounted to $10,59S The treas-
urer of the committee reported a bal-
ance^on hand of $l,0CG. This fund
was raised by private subscriptions
for the entertainment of the dele
'But," expostulated Jones, "if you'd
Anly pay me what you owe me I could
pay Smith what I owe him."
"I know It," said Robinson. "But
Smith wouldn't pay me what he owes
me. \ ou and I would merely impov
erish ourselves to enrich Smith."—
One Thing Certain.
There have been shipped from Du-
rant this season twenty-six car loads
of Irish potatoes, twelve cars- of eggs
and chickens and two of berries,
peaches and apples, which have nett-
ed the farmers about $85,000. The
oat cuop, which is already beginning
to arrive, is expected to net $50,000,
as 150 car loads are expected.
Charles Weber, who lives twelve
miles southwest of Perry, thinks he
has discovered gold bearing sand In a
creek running through his farm. The
discovery was made early in the year,
and several assays made In Kansas
City are said to show considerable
precious metal, the latest run being in
the neighborhood of $1G a ton.
The forthcoming report of Governor
Ferguson to the secretary of the in-
terior will be the most elaborate one
ever sent in. It will deal with all
branches of industry at considerable
length. The fact that it may be the
last territorial report' will have some-
thing to do with making it a hum-
'Has your lawyer got money?"
'He's got all of mine."
Playing the Limit.
'Say, did youse ever take on booze
till youse saw snaiks?" asked Fozzy
4 "Wors'n dat," replied Guzzling Gus.
Ouct I got to de stage where I seen
woodsaws floatln' in de air fer tree
PLOWS WITH MOOSE TEAM.
American in Alaska Profits by In*
It is claimed by the Chicago Rec-
ord-Herald that "Jack" McQuestion,
who runs a farm at Forty Mile on the
Yukon river in Alaska, has the most
remarkable farm team on the Ameri-i
can continent. It is a pair of four-
year-old moose, captured while young,
broken to the harness and trained to
serve as draft animals. McQuestion
was an early stampeder into the Klon-
dike, but he did not succeed In locat-
ing any valuable claims, and the high
price of farm and garden produce in
the country induced him to abandon
prospecting and take to farming in-
stead. So he located on the Yukon
river in American territory and the
first season raised a good crop of gar-
den truck which brought him fancy
prices. But he was considerably han-
dicapped in his operations by not hav-
ing any horses or other farm animals.
He had heard that. moose could be
successfully tamed, so in the follow-
ing spring he took to the hills and
captured a pair of moose calves.
When the calves were a year old they
were quite tame, and he succeeded in
getting them to work in harness, first
singly and then together. That year
he did some work with them, increas-
ing the amount from year to year as
they grew older, until now he has in
them a valuable pair of farm animals.
They are as strong as cattle and much
more active, as well as more con-
Mr. Twopair—Here, here, Edgar!
Don't lose all my poker chips!
Edgar—Why, pa, you might as well
let me lose them as you.—Chicago
His Boy Knew a Whole Lot.
"How's my boy getting on?" asked
the farmer of the city merchant.
"Oh, he's all right. Does Just what
he's told, but seems to lack Judgment
of his own."
"Well," replied the farmer, "he
knows a whole lot if he could only
think of it."
An Artful Man.
He—"What is the meaning of the
letters D. A. R. on that pin you are
She—"Daughters of the American
Revolution. I thought every one knew
He—"Oh, I thought perhaps it was
the abbreviation of 'Darling.'"
A Tibetan Monastery.
Nagar-tse Joig, in Tibet, is situated
on the shores of Yamdok-tso, or Scor-
pion lake. On the summit of a coni-
cal hill stand Samding monastery, a
well-known establishment, of both
monks and nuns, presided over by a
great abbess, the incarnation of the
Goddess Dorje Phagmo. The hill on
which the monastic buildings stand is
ascended by numerous stone steps,
now in a dilapidated condition. From
the top there is a striking view, not
only of the great lake and its moun-
tainous peninsula, but also of a gloomy
inner lake Just below the southern
cliff, known as the Dudmo-tso, or Fe-
male Demon lake. The abbess is a
great lady and the only female in
Tibet allowed to be carried in a Sedan
chair. When she dies she is succeed-
ed by a female infant in whom she is
supposed to live again. The reincar-
nation of the goddess-abbess is now a
child of 7 years of age.
"Man," remarked the bachelor
boarder who is afflicted with the quo-
tation habit, "was created a little low-
er than the angels."
"If only a little lower," snapped the
female with the corkscrew curls, "the
apgels can't be such high flyers."
Ernie—"Beatrice wrote a novel and
it was actually published."
Eva—"Gracious! And did she get
Ernie—"Yes, indeed. She made
enough out of the sales to buy her
self a foreign nobleman."
Little Willie—"Say, pa, what is a re-
Pa^-"A remote period, my son, is
the period due at the end of your
mother's remarks. Remember, how-
ever, I am giving you this explanation
In strict confidence."
To Avoid Seasickness.
Regarding seasickness a traveler
says: "Before sailing it is Just as
well for a man not to take too many
farewell dinners and not to start out
'with a head on him.' One of the
worst cases of seasickness I ever saw
was accumulated by a man who had
never been seasick before and had
sailed all over the world. But he was
sailing from Honolulu and the day be-
fore had been to a farewell 'luau,'
where he had eaten poi and raw fish,
mixed with a great deal of frapped
champagne. His friends came down
to see him off and hung many floral
leis about his neck. They also pouret^
more champagne into his neck. As a
result the acute case of seasickness
which he developed alarmed even the
Born to Shine.
Neither Chauliodus nor Medusa
needs to drink "flourescin." They
were born with an "inner light of
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Matthews, Jesse. The Wister Informer. (Wister, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 23, 1904, newspaper, July 23, 1904; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc127760/m1/2/: accessed December 14, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.