The Davis Progressive. (Davis, Indian Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 12, 1894 Page: 2 of 4
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I A. £1VEN S &' GO., HARDWARE MERCHANT S
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Carry a complete Uiie of Shelf and Heavy Hardware; Tinware, Barl, Wire, Galvanized Flues and Well Tubing. Wc handle the Celebrated Mitchell
( Wagons, McCormick Mowers and Charter Oak Stoves. No need to go to other points for anything in our line
irwe compete/with the world.
If. I) VTl S' 0 L !) STAN P.
ALBERT HARRIS, manager.
United St,etc.:. and 111'- -hoitiI'im-'|
of tho treaty stipulation has been
prraclied bo constantly that :.
lajonty of llie common Indians!
puhi.tsfim' K^'J-UY T ti I ISO A V
rAN'!' . : N 1 AN TKUHITOI Y .
By Mi:A DAM & BUSH.
Subscription Hates: Onevar^S-1: ,jje|r |amjg and have. homos ft"'i churches ?
mai, : like others, which have preceded it j few helpful showers, but Hot one
That all the angels will applaud hut a mire skirmish, or it nlay j good, soaking rain before thisoiic. j (j/jS
the dm'." ' perchance he the beginning of that i Wo have not had a. fea^rnablc jj|
A. R. Durant. ir,esistible pending conflict be- amount V.f rain this summer in
In the spring, the
never think of ciuostinning it, bit The School and Church Question, tnet'n lab.ir and.capital that is. this vicinih.
•>ok ut> to it as it security to hold' u„,..fc ' ap„ Pchnolg ttml destined to shake the government ground was dry, ard notjtmtil How
.e jou a .j to its verv foundation, and which have we had rain enongh to wet it
Lreel n VCl'V J I .
THURSDAY, JULY 12. 1404.
i ,u - n„„ , . . . must either result in the more ab- to any oor.siderablo depth. Grass
iliem, and they are unable to con- nr0n iuent man before signinsa; , \ , t i,i
„ • i i ..t,* \t A,.f* „nt fntev i 1- 1 11 ■ f iectservitude of the wage earner, and wheat and oat? would ha\e
M o ^ : ,V° nrmMV o*rMng less cruel and im-l been better with more rain. Thi,
their heads to concern of the fraud, blB moving^U. a new town, and )H,rious u,egarrogant d#mands 0f| last rain will bo of great benefit to
. . , . , , , . ,, , , , the monev rower. j the growing crops, if we can now
their legal lights trampled upon, new home. How snail the people
WAPLES, FAINTER & CO. I
being practiced upon them and so asks every one who is seeking a
Bill Oiti'ton's Picture.
K )i-ti e net thirty days we'and there is no remedy lor it fx-;„f Davis answer 1 his question?
have cuicllided to tiller with each ' cept allotment of their hud .< or th° j All honor to her former citizens,
vearly subscription to the i g'lvinS to member his or her | they met tho requirements of their
DAVIS PROGRESSIVE, ! pro rata share of the entire conn-; jay with buildings adequate to
a photograph of tho noted des- try. ! supply all needs, but let us remem-
perado 1 i i 1 Dalton, as he appeared ; This is the treaty guarantee ; bei that the city of today is not the
after death. Remember this ofl'er | which a class of men should hold i town of yesterday, nor will the near
holds good for only thirty days.j f acred and preach tho eacredr.css | future find us as we are today,
and if you wish to obtain a photo- of to the Indians. , Then what ought to be done in the
graph free, send us one dollar and If the Indians are all here by .matter of schools and churches
receive I he Davis Proorbsstvi: ! the permission of tho treaty with must be evident to everyone. '1 he
one year and get the picture. 1 the United States, they are here
Add^cpp | with an equal title to tho enjoy*
DAVIS PROGRESSIVE, j roent of tho land, with an equal
Davis. T. T.' right to the u-e of all the bud. So
i if any number or numbers of the
''Did you ever see as hard times
as we are having now?"
This question is asked every
day, and still no answer is re-
turned. I think I can make a re-
ply, and can say that I do remem-
ber when times were a great deal
harder than they are now.
When wheat sold at 25cts per
., .bushel; hogs sold for $1.00 per
town is improving in every other I i0Q ^ ^ ^ Bhee)) poM for 5Q
respect; better business houses . hea(1.oats bronght 25ets.
better dwellings, better roads «"> I bu,hel linrgM. the bwt, $35
bridges, and ia fact there is ' '• each; lieinp soid fol.$2.50 per 100
provement along every line excep : mule (,oUg$10 to $15 each.
pbitinate. j i way their equal right?,' they could j this article. Now it ia not a ques-
Tur word Ctiiektt5lia (Cliicka-1 not grant away the right, of their tion as to what we want, everybody
w") means rebel in the Choctaw I neighbors and fellow citizens with- j is decided on that; the question i-
out violating the treaties. jean we get it. I answer in the
Soitisin violation of right for any | affirmative, yes. Not all at once
The patience ol the 03 ^oin | uLtizen or citizens to inclose any j probably, but enough oan be done
mission is aboutexlians.t am 16 , nmoUnt 0f land over his or her pro! to meet pre-ent demands. You
tribal government is doomet. j rata share of tho land for pasture, know how you got your bridge
It seems to 11s that the Dawes rent for cultivation, or lease lor j across the Washita, your roads and
but nevertheless other public enterprises. It was
by getting up and going aftorthem
so to speak. The same amount of
energy oxpended upon the noble
enterprises before us will bring
them to success also. Do you know
that tho'most prominent part of a
real estate's man advertisement is
that refering to tho schools and
churches of his town or country.
In the town and adjacent country
there are enough people to put up
good school buildings, and as the
subscription goes round let every
commission has made as lair prop- j a„y purpose,
■ ositions as are possible to make. these men in the Choctaw and
Tnr rain of last week "causes the 1 Chickasaw Nations who control
farmer t. smile for joy and the: and claim to be their individual
e irn crop to lift its drooping head, j property from 5,000 to 40,000 acres
of land which is common property
Tin; Indian by refusing to treaty (he citizenfl
with the Dawes commission 1- 'i'hey appropriate 1 the proceeds
burning his flanks and as a uoll' 0f lb9 ,lge 0f these lands to their
sequence must sit on the blister. | illdividuftl benefit, which is wrong
Uemembeii farmers, it 3*011 tail 1 because each Iadi.111 has^'an equal
to organize you are working only | share in tho land. The claim is
a dstriment to y -urselves and de-1 that it is right to some extent to
priving your families the sacred • take a man's investment in the
place called homf. improvement (>1 the land occupied body subscribe liberally. Only two
If the Indians a re s., opposed to j 'O' b«l "TO!1S when months urttii school must begin.
thMr white bteU.ren living among j Nereis an equal division of land! No time to lose
them whvdothev ofVn- such flat-1 proposed. It i-right l.ere where ; a graded high school at .)avis with
teriiv ii.ducemon'ts |..r the wb.iKs ■these large land holders begin-to I an influence reaching as far as the
/ ,1 kit k. I can cope with tho white. trade ot the town. No man ought
to settle amon.B them : , 1 , ,, , . ,, . . ,
; man, but what will tho poor com- j to be compelled to send his chi.dren
Patii-.nvi: has ce:ued to be n j 1V1011 jIld an d,, 9 H-^ will be with-! awav until they are prepared to
virtue, and Indian stolidity is get—
■ ting to be a very wurmv chestnut.
In fact so wormy that the Dawes
commission will not swallow the
Yks, Mr. Injun, the pale-Iaoed
brother is what made your wilder-
ness to blossom as the rose, and
made you what you are today, and
no*' you want to repay him tor his
trouble by having him ejected from
thou art a jewel
Tub Press tiaze'.te and Oklaho-
ma!!, of Oklahoma City, were con-
aolidated last Saturday. The
Oklahoman is one ol the best
dailies published in the Territory,
and would do credit to a town four
. or five times as large as Oklahoma
City. That brilliant writer,
Charley Barratt, is.it the head of
the editorial staff.
The Five .Tribes still remain nations weie to agree ti grant in the one mentioned in tho first of j >j-j,js waa i„ 1847 and '48 when
people had no money and no pros-
pect of getting any', only from sell-
ing their cropsat prices as above
"Why we would starve at such
No, you would not, for you would
live closely and save your money,
and in time, you would see your
Men, in those days, put their
shoulder to the load and moved the
wheels themselves. The first thing
was to get out of debt and to make
themselves self-supporting. This
was done, and in a few years the
land blossomed like the rose, and
ever since, old Kentucky has been
happy and prosperous.
Hard times teach the best lesson
a man ever learned, and really we
only do learn from them what is
for our good. When you give a
man prosperity forever, you make
him blind, weak and feeble, you
sap his strength and capacity and
make him a poor and feeble
creature, only fit to be a tool for
his designing comrades.—"Old
Timer," in Sod 11 ia (Mo.) Demo-
On last Monday evening, pursu-
ant to previous announcement
out a home in a short lime. lie is. enter college. J.et the detennina-
all ihihtas the Indian's friend as
far a till inniiey goes ai d as long
as the coal leases and the timber
contracts last. We have seen that j more later
there is 110 possible remedy for
these evils but the abolition of
their cause. We have seen that
tion upon the part of the people be
for a high rchool. As regards
churches it is my purpose to fay
there was a school meeting held in
the li. ofP'shall, presided over by
D. F. Ellis, to determine whether
the community would build a
Ihe strike of (he employes of| fcIiooI bn'ltlingorbuy the Masonic
The Great Strike.
have a week of clear weather. I11
another week we could take asi [|j|
much more rain. The' prospect| (|jj
for crops in this Eeetion is excel-
lent. Everyone is greatly en-
couraged over it—the farmers and
merchants alike. After all is said
and dono, we have to rely upon the
bounty tfour mother, nature, for
prosperity. Unlcss she yields up
her rich nourishment, we are poor
indeed. We never stood more in
need of good crops, in this section,
than wedo now. If we get good
crops, hereabouts, this y< ar, the
probability is that we shall do a
grand fall business.
The Farmers Organize.
A meeting was held in Davis
Saturday afternoon, for the pur-
pose of effecting the organization
of a farmers' sub-league to protect
the interests of the long range lease
tenants of the Chickasaw Nation.
The meeting was called to order by
M. F. Myers, w I10 in a few minutes
talk explained the object and aims
of the proposed organization, after
which temporary organization was
effected, with M. l'\ Myers, chair-
man, and Dr. J. II. Hardy, secre-
tary pro tem. After the meeting
assumed business shape. M. F.
Myers, N. F. Tracey and I, Dur-
ham were nominated as delegates
to attend a general convention to
be held at Ardmore, Monday, July
23rd, and unanimously elected.
These delegates were granted the
privilege to choose their alternates,
provided their affairs were so they
could not att'nd themselves. On
motion C. A. Rush was elected
permanent secretary. The meet-
ing was mt very largely attended
owing lo the fact tf it not beiug
advertised extensively enough, but
the few that were there ECFmfd to
be deeply interested in thsqtie .lion
involve', and appeared to be de-
termined to take the initiative step
toward bringing this nutter before
the proper authorities. Speeches
of short duration were indulged in
by several, after which some sixty
names were enrolled as members
of the organization. On motion
the meeting was adjourned to meet
in Davis on .Itily 21st, at 1 o'clock
HAVE A STOCK EQUAL TO ANY IN
THE INDIAN TERRRITORY. ALL
STOCK UNDER COVER AND THOR-
OUGHLY DRY. : : : :
III WE CAN FILL YOUR BILL COM
II PLETE AT THE LOWEST PRICE.
Mixed Paint, Oils and Glass
AT THE BOTTOM PRICES.
CY. S. LEEPER,
holding land in common has no the Pullman car shops ^viiltiing a new building
warrant injustice, but stands con—j wholesale reduction of .their wages j thereto. Considerable talk was
detuned as a denial ol individual j has developed into one of the; indulged ifi, some favoring one
Oh 1 consistency ! rights. W'c ha ve weighed every | greatest labor conflicts ever known | pjan an(j Boirje another. After o.
for Money Orders.
f postal notes by the
..... . 1 , , 1 t e . 1 1 I'mvci" 11 mi! 11 v ceased Tuly ^nd, and
making au equal division < f our i posed ot nearly every class ui rail- committee to confer with the Ma- the nesv forma of money orders
common land and hold it in tever- way employer, asked the various
. Ipl.iu. • V. .... . V . . . v. . . p, - I 111U ■ I UIIU bUUJC UllUbUUI . J\l LCI u. 111.
objection and seen that neither on j in the United States. Champion- j (;Verybody had had their Fay, the ' Reduced Mate*
I he ground of equity or expediency i ing the course tf the strikers the chairman appointed Dr. Lovell, \V. j
is there anything to deter us from j American Railway Union, com- K. Parker and Frank CJettle as | rM .C ^ont cl
making an equal division < f our I posed ot nearly every class of rail- committeo to confer with the Mn Ti.,, ... ...
Judge Durant on Allotment,
palloa New a.
When a proposi.ion is to change
the tenure of land in the Choctaw
and Chickasaw Nations the first
alty. liut the question of method
remains. "How shall we do it ?"
My simple answer is, t; eat with the
Dawes commission and accept
This measure of justice would
railroads to refuse to haul Pullman
cars until the Pullman company
should acceJe to the demands of
their employes. To this request
the railroads turned a deaf ear,
committee to confer with the Ma
sonic fraternity in regard to the
saie of their building. On motion
Dr. Lovell was appointed to circu-
late a petition and find out how
much could be raised toward the
erection of a new building. Aftei a
claiming that by tho terms of their j f3W minutes time in this direction
work 110 oppression, 110 injury to; contract they were obliged to ot- uas subscribed among the
any class. The great causo of the ! tach the Pullman coaches to their
present unequal distribution of trains. This decision on tho part
wealth with the suffering, degra- of the railroads led to a refusal on
dation and waste it entails would the part of the A. II. U. members
few assembled. As to the needs of
a gond graded school here in Davis,
all arecognizant of that fact, and
when this subscription paper is
J be swept away. rl he gains of the \ to handle or make up any tra ns j presented to you, subscribe liber-
queBtioii that will arise is that "I r lai-go land holders would be real | wholly or partly composed of Pull-
justice. Though often warped by ■ one?. The gains of the small land 1 man coaohes and the result is that
habit, superstitions and selfishness holders would be enormous. For I almost a complete tic up of western
into the most distorted forms, the jn welcoming juatioo lnen welcome j roads has been effected. The strike
the hand-maid of love, peacs and I is rapidly spreading eastward and
plenty which follow in train,bring- southward and bids fair to include
sentiment of justice is yet funda-
mental to the human mind, and
whenever dispute arouses the
passions of roan, the c u.flict i3 sure
to rage, not so much as to the
question, "is it wise?" as to the
question, "is it right ?"
Whenever you iind a man that
asks such questions you will by
waiting find that he controls from
10,€00 to BO 000 acres of poor
ignorant Indians' land over his
pro rata share of the land, or he ia
largely interested in coal mines or
holds a timber contract. This is
wise on their part. How about
justice to tho poor Indians who t-his
Class of men speak so pathetically
Another class of men say wo are
fto accustomed to holding land in
common and it is so thoroughly
recognize ti in our treaties filth the
ing their good gifts, not to some,
but to ail. In conclusion I will
quote you the following lines:
"Why hesitate? Yo are full
With God implanted will, and
Ye dure but show it. Never yet
Rut found some way or means to
work it out.
For e'er did fortune frown on
him who dared.
Shall we in the presence of this
In this the supremest moment of
Stand trembling, when with one
Thpse growing thousands might
be ever free ?
And that one stroke, so ju t, so
So level with tho happiness of
every organization cf railway em-
ployes before it readies a set' le-
ment. It is even assorted that
every trade union in the country
will if necessary unite with the
strikers to defeat the despotic Pull-
man company audits sympathiz-
ing supporters, the railroads.
Should such a movement on the
part of the various trade unions he
made it will speedily become the
most gigantic conflict between
labor and capital the world has
As is always tho case in such
events both s'des are deserving of
severe censure, but upon the whole
ally, for this is an enterprise that
all should take a deep interest in.
There aro enough students here to
support a good graded school, and
the country is full of good teach-
ers that would gladly conduct it.
The establishment of a graded
school here would help to adver-
tise the town, and would more than
iikely be the influence of inducing
more emigration in our midst.
Let citizens who are able help in
this movement so that a success
will be made of it. We can not
afford to be without a first-class
were put on sale at the various
postoflices for the first time. The
new rates for money orders are as
f.dlows: Orders less than t||2..,)0,
cents; over $2..10 and loss than #0,
8 cents; over $5 and less than $10,
8 cents; over $10 and less than $20,
10 cents; over $50 and less than
$30, 12 cents; over $30 and less
than $10, 15 cents; over $40 and
less than $f>0. 18 cents; over $50
and less than $l>0, 20 cents; over
$00 and less t4ian $75, 25 cents;
from $75 to $100, 30 cents. Orders
will not be issued for a higher
amount than $100 The old rates
were from 5 cents to 45 cents, the
latter being the charge for a $1G0
Bring That Flour Mill,
The following article clipped
from tho Marlow Magnet, covors
the situation in regard to the erec-
tion of a mill iu Davis, hence the
"Thousands of bushels of wheat
have been raised in the country
adjacent t) Marlow this season;
but still we have no mill. Alter
awhile when people become dis-
couraged with raising wheat and
there is not much show for a mill
here, some idbt will come along
and put up a ilour mill. Now is
THE PLACE to save money and get
Merchandise, Boots and Shoes, Hats,
Groceries and Tinware, that suits you,
is at the
< A'HOUSE ~ j, A. MINTOSH- A'JHOUSE
FIRST BUILDING WEST O? BLYT1IE A PA III,ICS LIVERY
- HANNA k ROBINSON, -
r a F OLD RELIABLE
ItUmbei' : f)eqlei's,
HAVE LATELY REMOVED THEIR YARD TO
. SECOND STREET, JUST NORTH OF MAIN,
W11K R E TIIE Y A R E PREP A RED TO S IS IL AT
BOTTOM PRICES - -
Pine and Native Lumber ol all Grades,
Shingles Doors, Sash, Blinds,
Builders' Hardware, Etc.
Saw Mill in Connection. x x Let us Figure on Your Bill.
Just Received and Offered at Bottom Prices
FOR CASH 011 LA DIE'S
FINE SHOES. COME BE-
FORE THE ASSORTMENT
: OUR STOCK OK :
IS COMPLETE AND WILL
BE SOLD AT SHARP COM-
PETITION PRICES. TRY US
J. C. LINDSAY & CO.
Facts Worth Knowing:
WE AliE CARRYING A COMPLETE
: : LINE OF
A Much Needed Rain.
rp, ,. , , 11 1 • , tho accented time. The wheat is
The continued dry spell which ^ ^ mU, of ^ capaclt
wohavo linen having for several I and the 1)ref,ence 0f BU0|, an jnHti-
weeks, was finally broken last tution will double the yield. We
Saturday afternoon and night by a ! are told of thousands of bushels of
heavy downpour of rain, and much ! wheat within thirty-five and forty
,, , , 1 miles of Marlow that is anxious to
the sympathy of the people seems | good is <! ,ne and the people | come to n miu at Marlow. Serious-
to bo with tho strikers. How thejjoics, '1 hU is by all means the j j y soberly we are confident
struggle will end cannot be pre-1 beat rain that wo have had hero such a mill will pay from the
dieted by any man. It liny be,'for tome t'.ine. We have had a start,'
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, :
BOOTS AND SHOES,
And the best stock of Groceries in the City.
As we are doing a cash business only, it will be to
vour interest to call on us before buying elsewhere. We
are SELLING ON A CLOSE MARGIN. DON'T FOR-
GET THE PLACE—Formerly D. V. Ellis.
GOLDMAN ^TORE BROS-
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