The Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, March 17, 1899 Page: 2 of 8
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W. H. PBK5CH- Editor nod Marker.
V«* C C. FKSSCS. Assoc.a-.e j^i.
OKLAHOMA LEGISLATIVE XOTES.
OKLAHOMA AM) INDIAN I ECRIT* JF Y
, united pow
ti*e and. be.
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[ T.e* the gc
| Tij* follow
> woe* np V/
Mard) 4 -Thee'.o*,- f t ley.*-
loo mark* the transfer of almost tva- i
**.• to the office of the chief •
ante with Mor. :ay morning- the
be legislative assembly who have
u> promote Will have to htUr-
nor at the other end of the ave- <
FOURTEEN TIM EG
To the Honorable Counei
T.. March 9 If!*.
A iarjre acreage of corn will be
planted this spring1.
The Curtis bill is now the law and
gospel in the Indian territory.
It is said that Jt^dge Irvin. who has
arrived at Guthrie, will pick a cl^rk
V is a Ruam .ry of '
m the hous** 44
ti.--.- . passed the aft4 peadiag io
: the coonci.. «C.
Council biiis passed. 1L
Hoo« b in* pavied. 59.
■ Vetoed bv the gor^nwr, !.
Signed bv the foromor. U
H rx*+ introduced, MS.
[ N uEhfr ef h .use Mils unfavorably rrportd.
Indefinitely postponed and othei via ktlac
UL. 11 *
| Nomb^ r hoa*e resolutions parsed. K.
I ' VrfJDCil, $.
XmnVrhoMe joint resolutions passed. *
Bride Trie* for Nuptial
1)1 U* Aca'o.
; To have Just successfully gone
through her fourteenth marriage cere-
I be e that the peopie of Ok'.alio- mony is the reputation earr.ed by Pol-
ma de?:rc statehood in the American ly, the present wife of William Owens,
union . -ai.se it is tlie highest and gjje ;s tut 50 year: of age an 1 looks as
best f orm of free government nown though s!3e would survive her four-
teenth and at least a dozen more hus-
She <s the mother of six chil-
purpo-.-. out 1 ao not believe, an , ——• ane B 1
dren, the result of her former mar-
riages. She was married the first time
to the *.i.-iren of mm an i 1 am in
hearty - apathy with this desire Slid
out 1 do not believe, all . oanda.
thiny- ns. lered. that the enactment ;
intyj a law would advance
It is said that, enough fruit will be | Natbctof boa oomrratt itn^QUaaSpus-
rrown in Oklahoma this year for • Cooa ... 4.
Gathr.e. Mar> !i f.—The cocncil this aft noaa
borne consump.ion. • | uadei mprfinoDcf tbr niiei. psucd H vea
Bob Neff of Kay county is already g^tb^1; lbe
being boomed for congress. from the Th- v.-r. r t..!ay si c in:,1 41.by
itate* by his friends. | dy of money* derived from the lea tin? of school
t, , 1 j 1 sections 13 and -ti.
Abercrombie Mi.ier nave asked The governor in private conversation.-t'
tor an electric light franchise from the . woma" * "
council of Stillwater. " t cootiHuoa* dis-
. cussi- n is the r* mnnltees or th<
The school teachers of the Chieka-
taw nation will form an association
r ' ' rr. ' .1 r
J. H. Haines. a young man living on
i contested claim four miles north of
McLoud, has disappeared.
Tfcere is a mighty poor prospect of
•free homes for even the penitentiary
birds in Oklahoma this year.
Hattie Brown of Kay county, who'is
sixteen years of age, has disappeared.
Some claim it is antiopement
A man out in Custer county the oth-
•«r day witnessed the novel sight of a
coyote in full cry after a squirrel.
Black Dog. full-blood, ha- ' •••!n de-
clared chief of the Osages over his
smarter but not so cunning opponents.
The investigating committee now
has two national bankers and one fed-
eral governor to punish for contempt.
The Roy Cashion monument voted
by the legislature will be built at lien"
nesses immediately. It will be un-
veiled by June 1.
The hardest p^aee in the country to
fill comfortably is that of Ihdian
agent. An Indian agent's job is al-
ways in danger down in Washington.
Fred Tainter of Beaver county, has
given puM'e warning that he will
prosecute any man found skinning his
cattle, or any man having a hide with
his brand in his possession.
Every farmer should set out more
trees this spring. Many an Oklahoma
home has been beautified in this man-
ner, with very little time and ex-
pen1^ attached. Attend to this vtith
The stockmen, who have held large
leases and interests yi the Indian ter-
ritory lands, want congress to modify
land lease laws, so as to allow them
time to retreat from the beautiful In
dian territory, home of juicy grass and
fat steers, with some degree of order.
Tbey say that while the birds have
their nests, and some of the foxes have
stopping places, the stockman has no
place to lay his head comfortably if he
Is to be hastened from his leasehold in
'.he territory this spring.
Iirunilon Kateu'via Santa Fe Konte.
< n .Ian. 17 and Feb. 7 and '.'1. March
7 and SI, the Santa Ke will sell round
trip tickets at the very cheap rate of
one fare plus t; 00 to ail points in
Arkansas. Arizona. Indian Territory.
New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
These tickets will bear going limit,
with stop-over privileges of fifteen
days, final return limit 21 days from
date of sale, llcfore purchasing tick-
ets. you will do well to call on some
representative of the road that reaches
all points of importance*"The Great
\V. J. Bi u K. ft P. A.,
Captain Bill Lee, the well known
Kansas evangelist, has been engaged
to wake up the sinners of Kingfisher
The coal oil inspector is too busy
these days with the legislature to put
much attention to the grade of oil
nsed in the territory and cares very
little about the matter.
Brn Well man of Darlington, has a
madstone from the South Sea Islands
that has been in his family for over
sixty years. The people in the South
Sea Islands are still mad.
William Goings, the Indian murder
er who was sentenced to be shot by
the Indian court/ and reprieved by
Judge Clayton, was to be tried March
6th, but the examination was post-
poned until some future date.
Major John Jensen, Indian agent at
I'onca, has just finished paying S'j.OK)
to the Sheedee band of Pawnees. The
p«-r capita is fll.ys. (ieorge Osborne,
who has just returned after ten years'
engagement with a Wild West show,
was paid y*i V in accumulated annui-
I the interests of Oklahoma toward the
fruition of our hopes one iota.
Xo sincere man will for a moment
conter. the statement that a state
government would be majh Ui"re ex-
pens;v.- • ina:;.;a:n ti,an,.- '-<-ir pres-
ent territorial fovernment.
The expenses of a state government
must be borne by.taxation of the prof-
v't.Di solidly ia erty of 'he peopie and the people of
Oklahoma who pay the taxes are not
now in a condition nor do they wish to
assume any additional burden of tha^
eharaet. r. It is true that our people
have be'n generally prosperous for
the pa-t few years but it is as well for
those who have in keeping the welfare
of the s'ate as it is for the individual
Mil 9, reiatinr to the leasing of ■■■■■■
fiv ra- y re n.r: for pc - • a the to consider carefully the results of any
couo<.. *l.* af*'-ni<- *. a - at < ex- proposed enterprise before taking a
■ur t« am—> . : that , ■, . .... , ...
step that will incur additional obliga-
tions and increase assessments to meet
cept the eaartin£ clause aras amende J
very little of the original bill J- left.
The biii to reflate *he practice of barberies
vas qdeUy aad decently interred in the house
thi' morom#- On final pavsaire the biil rectiv-
• r.'.rr.N • *- - v rv ■
the passage of the bill.
hen she was years of age, and was
left a widow two years later. Since
then she has averaged a marriage
1 'jvery two years. She has secured
rigjt or nine divorces, '*hile death
has done ::ie releasing n the otiier
ases. She is part Indian, her mother
j being a half-ofrte. By marriage she
| has relationship with half the people
of Hefcdricks county. There is no one
j m Indiana cloeeiy approaches her
j record. There are two or• three eases ; . _
of marriage the sixth time, and otie
j case where marriage was entered into
| the VevenfJl tinie. but the# discounts
ihat record Young Benson Ebgers of
Hendricks county however, is in a
fair .. ay tc attain a fimilar distinction.
The Venezuelan Herald announce |
that the natives of Calcutta cm the I
frontier of Venezuela and Colombia, ■
have discovered a cure for elephan. I
tiasis in an herb called tuatua, or I
frailejou. This dreadful disease has I
hitherto besn regarded a^ incurable, I
and if there be any truth in the report I
from Calcutta, which is vouched fo I
by a priest, the information may prove I
of great value to the medical world.
London landlady (to# shivering lodg. I
er)_Xo. sir, I don't object to your I
nor to taking ■
an 'apenny paper, but I must resent I
your constant 'abit of locking np youi I
whisky, thereby himplying that me, a 1
clergyman's daughter. Is prone to laftHj
When a company appears at "popn> ffl
lar'' prices, it is a sign that there i| /
| something the matter with the show. I
them. We should not forget that Ok-
lahoma is in some respects as yet ao
exp riment. We might have a re -ur-
rence of the dry seasons of '94 and '.c..
Guthrie. Marrh r -The hoose Jodsj passed two special elettions. the expenses of
the lo.i • 'x. r,y rr. • j.c? — 1 • i , . , . '
A coiii :l bill by Hn-ton, relating to grraranty 'Viich must be bcrne by the several
©ompar.. < counties. This added to the expense
M<!I 52S5BJ,22I2S ^ : °.f the Pr0P< ««l Constitutional conven-
practices of Ini...a • n. -. ir> m-a und the
sale of the mescal beans to Indian -
tion WuS amount in the airtrre^ate to
"Out of Sight•
• Out of Mind."
In other months we forget I
. Us ^r.. '*enih y*ar harsh ivinds of Spring.
and is preparing to contract his fourth I ft
married-the first <Buf they have their use, as
some say, to blow out the
bad air accumulated after
Winter storms and Spring
thaws. There is far more
time when he was bat 14 years of age
and hi3 wife but 12. The marriage
was upon consent of parents. He
treated his wife like shr was a play-
thing, end when he grew tired of her
he -slung her around like she was a
doll, and scared her to death by draw-
u££S? baps'sKt v t housand* doPars "^TMs^x- I Sn«" ^ors" across her throat and'] important ^
educational ins'-tutinn.s LSditnJ Jwmfd ! throwing ter or. :Se flo-^r and-holding : badness in the veins and ar-
i , * . . « |
A council bi^l by Hutto. relating to th<=* time ' penditure should not be made unless
when personal property has acquired a situs for ' we are sure of receiving therefor a cor-
roncurrrd in the MMO .mend- i "^ponding benefit.
meats to t In h pr rKHag for the pianfr- l no re«^ent action of Congrress refus-
■hifte trees b) Mb In? to ratify treaties with the Chero-
'"''The'council reduced the iev, frorr; 5 tn three «"" Creeks, pleading the United
mill- The bou^e ref .^9«i t< roocur in the - tates to a policy of continued separa-
oouncii amendmenu to Wood's bllL | tion of the two territories is signifi-
inted to adjust difference*. [purpose in the minds of senators and
red-hot poker over her. She got
tired of this and -?.ent to her home. The
marriage was ar.nulied. The next two
were also terminated by his arbitrary
bursts of freakishness.
I)ake of York as
It is not genciaiiy
known that the
SSaT, "aft to thp thoughtful m.nd and indi-
1 a conference committee will be j cates a WJll sett ed#and determir*«'
amoiated Vj a<i;u.« differences purpose in the minds of senator- and
1 rePrese°lativ'es never to admit Okla,o- Duke of York is an expert carpenter,
a rote of 16lo t 1113 and the Ind.an territory as two and, if necessity arose, could handle a
plane or use a chisel with many a man
who earns his livelihood in this* way.
Guthrie. March .-Senator Biddison thisaf. , s,tat«s aa'J that the ultimafp
ternoon offered a resolution iimitin>r the debate destiny of the two territories is that i f
in the council and committee of the whole to sinfrle statehood.
two minutes The resolution was adopted by a
vote of 11 to 2
The council today pasaed council bill 207. by
Garrison, to consolidate school districts 49 and
50 in Grant county. •
The council, in committee of the whole, rec-
ommended an amendment to hou-^e bUl 73. in-
creasing th#* fe# s of witnesses to II 50 a dav
House bill 200, providing for a levy for the
support of territorial educatkhal Institutions,
paired the council by a unanimous vote.
The following bills were killed in the house
By a fpte 'f 13 to 11 the house this morning
'ailed to pass bill 288. by Merten an act amend-
atory of the la# r^latinsf to the redemption of
-eli estate sold for taxes and extending the
time of redemption to four years.
Counril bill !« bv Haven- an act providing
a procedure for contesting elections was killed
n the house committee of the whoi^ by strik-
ing out the enacting cluase.
Guthrie. March 9 Immediately following the
reading the report of the investigating commit-
tee thi- afternoon the governor transmitted to
the council the following nomination*:
Attorney General—Harper S. Cunningham.
Superintendent of Public Instruction—S. X.
Hopkins Canadian county
Territorial Treasurer Frank M. Thompson,
• <nl It.-;- ■ - •V. Ewing, Kingfisher
Bank Examiner—John M. Pugh, Woodward
Superintendent of Public Health—L. Huync<
Buxton. Oklahoma county.
Hamilton. Cleveland county
Territorial Librarian—George II. Dodsoo,
So further business of importance transact-
Guthrie. March 10. The sixty days'session
of the Fifth leg slative assembly came to an
*nd tonight by statutory I m uti-m Durii
the last few hou > wiM 'heu-ui! ru-h'o
pa>s belatcsi bi''s. *>ut so el wa e'^'at o-
in h; ni that t e e wa v* r\ li t e onfusion.
Senator Clark- mi d - e era. att*_*mus io c ill
lp the report of the nv stigating «ommitte-
for final action, but uu.-> l jv^riably voted down,
ts was Senator Biddis n in his efforts to call
up ibe woman nfrtfa t ill •
Some excitement was > reated when S'enitor
Bellamy repori^nl the disappearance of an en-
;r' v.s-d bill frt>m his desk.
Tie lost bill wa- house bill 1'2. br Merten.
relat n* to fe* s required of !n u -anc^- compan-
ies, but no advantage « a i be tak n of th - thef
This bein^ true, to hold a constitu-
tional convention at this time to form
a constitution for Oklahoma upon the
lines laid down in this bill would not
advance the matter in the slightest dt-
eree. but on the contrary would re-
tard and hinder the growth of a polit-
ical sentiment in the territory in favor
of such a union.
With the Indian territory incorpor-
ated with Oklahoma in one state we
would place a star upon toe flag of our
country whose lustre would not be
dimmed by the constellation of mag-
nificent states by which we are sur-
rounded. Our varied resources of tim-
ber. mineral, agricultural an-i grazing
lands would forever furnish the neces-
sary supplies to pay the espen-e of a
first-class state government and enable
us to build and maintain penal, re-
formatory and eleemosynary in^titi-
tions that would compare favorably
with those of the most advanced and
progressive peoples, and all without
the people who must always pay the
taxes for the support of cthe govern-
ment. feeling in the slightest degree
the burden of excessive demand by the
• On the other hand. Oklahoma with
ht*r resources restricted to agriculture
Hea,th—^Wilbur S. and the raising of cattle, without the
hope even <>f development of t o -
other minerals in paying quantities,
or of the development of manufactur-
ing industries would be but a weak
-and feeble commonwealth in the great
sisterhood of states.
We have never as yet raised a reve- |
nue in any one year sufficient to pay
the running expenses of our territoria.
trovernmpnt and a casual deficit has
been increasing year by year. By reaf
sons of the federal limitations upon
our debt creating power and by reason
of r. careful and economical adminis-
tration of territorial laws aided in no
small degree by the general govern-
m >ut which pays a large share of our
and a printed ami bill was j able to maintain the credit and good
PTti°oncl^k u^e?" ^T,,: conference narneo,f Oklahoma Our taxable valua
committees of th" two appropriation bills were tion p.aced ia.st \ear at about forty
read and adopted. I million, was the subject of much criti-
wMpaSdbii1, Providlnt a new election lar, rjsin bv tho people and the very first
The i . - ' - . re; t n r the j bill passed by the honorable house, <>f
county of McKln.ey out of Woods county repre-entative of your honorable body
„, , , ... ..... . .vi^s to reduce said valuation to thirty-
Oklahoma w ill nave an exhii.it I twt> million dollaM.
the ILouisiana <Centennial Kxposition l a-sume. therefore, that the people
at St. Louis, and it. should not spare do not wish#to incur the expense of
money in getting it up. two special elections and of holding a
eonstitutional convention without bet-
The general opinion is that it will j t€r prospects of ameliorating the con-
hurt Oklahoma financially If the stock- iition of atTairs than this measure
ufen are compelled to remove their ~eems to offer.
. I therefore fi-el constrained to re-
eattle from the various Ind.an reser- tnrB ColmcU bU1 No 47( an acl
rations. • | providing for the formation Of a con-
A "new postoftice in Payne county stitution and state government for the
has been called Shafter after the gen-
An interesting story is told of him in
this respect. Some years ago the late
Duke of Clarence locked his younger
brother out oT a room Into which he
particularly wished to enter. The Duke
of York, then Prince George, simply
hinted that if his brother did not open
the door he would quietly put his foot
through a panel of it. No heed was
paid to this threat, and after a lapse
cf a minute or two, Prince George pro-
ceeded to carry it into execution. After
this was done, conscience smote him
and he knew he would get into a
bother. So he oirtained the necessary
wood and set to work at once, planed
ano-her panel, put it in the door, got
the bright-colored paint to match the
other panels, and no one was any the
teriis of humanity, which
'needs Hood's Sarsaparilla.
. This great •Spring Medicine clarifies
the blood as nothing else can. It cures
scrofula, kidney disease, liver troubles,
rheumati-: :irvi kindred ailments. Thus
it gives perfect health, strength and ap-
petite for months to come.
Kidneys-"My kidneys troubled me,
and on advice took Hood's Sarsaparilla
wldcli gave prompt relief, better appetite.
My sleep if refreshing. It cured my wife
also.' «M iael i:oYi,e, 3173 Denny Street,
Dyspepsia - " fo'mpiicated with livei
and kidney trouble, I suffered for yearj
with dyspepsia, with severe pains. Hood's
Sarsaparilla made me strong and hearty."
J. I!. Emkuton, Main Street, Auburn, Me.
Hip Disease-" Five running sores on
my nip t.i:i«ed nie to use crutches. Was
| confined to bed every winter. Hood's Sar-
1 saparilla s:ived my life, as it cured me per-
• fd'tlv. Am strong and well." Ansil
! Hubert, 49 Fourth St., Kali River, Mass.
IJfecdli Sa Uafyatiftj
Hond'a rill« cure liver 111*, the non irrtt Un| n4
thV ',11! y~catli rtlB to ! *« with Hr..«T s«r.>ii*riU*.
Invented the ^aslc. l Scale.
The musical scale Is said to have
been invented by Guy Aretino, a monk
of Arezzo, about 1025. His scale, with |
material differences in naming some
of the notes, was substantially 0 the
same aa now in use.
An Enormous Mass of Coal.
The Pinninkinnink Coal Cqmpany
has on exhibition at its offices in
Clarksburg, W. Va„ a lump of coaj
taken recently from its mines, weigh-
ing over 10,000 pounds. -
on Athletic Goods
Insist upon Spalding's
Handsome Catalogue Fre*\
A. SPALDING & BROS.
New York. Chicago Denver.
WASTED Ca e of bad health tbat R I P A-KI,
will not benefit. Send 5 cent* to Rlpan* Chemical
Co. >!ew YcfiUfOV 10 tamiilea and l.UUG te*Uuiual?U
! state of Oklahoma, to the honorable
i Council in which it originated, without
my approval. •
C. M. Barnes, Governor.
. A number of creameries and skim-
Heman who made .such a campaign in
the rear, sleeping on a cot with two
negroes fanning him.
The failure of congress to make any
provision for the leasing of grazing ming stations will be established in
.inds iu T.ulk in the Indian territory Oklahoma this years. Our farmfera
threatens to destroy the cattle ifldtis- are becoming interested in this matter
try in the territory. Secretary Itliss . and realize that It's to their financial
has made a ruling that under existing j intetests to encourage these iustitu-
law the Indians cannot make cattle tions.
leases on any lands except the lands i Ihc Arapahoe P.ce sa\s of the Arap-
allotted to them This would prevent ahoen and Cheyennes: "In this district
cattle owners from securing the extent the Indian* have retrograded more in
of pasturage needed for great herds, the past yeaf than they had advanced
Ail effort will Ihi made to have Seere- jn the five previous years, so far as
tarv Hitchcock rue:-.., t')e ruling of living on their allotments and farming
Secretary Iiliss. jg concerned,"
3is a Disease of tha Blood
There, is & popular idc& th^t this
is caused by exposure to cold, and that
some localities arc infcctcd with it more
than others Such conditions frequently
promote the development oj- the disease,
but from the fact that this ailment runs
m certain families. >t is tshown to be 'hered-(
itary, and consequently a disease ol- the
Among the oldest nnd best know* resident* of Fluffs. Ii: Is Adam
Vangundy. lie has always been prominently identified with the interests
of that place. He was th< first Pit sidenl «>i the Botrd of Trustees, tad I w
eJoB|tahiibeciijtiiHtt ol tlie Peace. He says "I had been amtf*
tererof rheumatism for a number of years and tlir pnin at times was very
intense. I tried all the proprietary medicines 1 e<3uld think or hear of, but
received no relief.
•1 finally pl.-.ceO mv case with v.vcuil ptv, ulatis nnd dtx*tored with
them ! t si mi t■ ini but thev fnilrd to dofne ,nV 1 I'tnnllv with my
hopes of relief nearly exhausted 1 rend nn article irgarding p, williams'
Pink Pills for Pale People, which iiulucetl me to.try them. I was unaious
to get rid of the ter rlble disesse and bought two boxes of the pills, 1 be^ *.n
# using them about March, 1^,7. After I had taken two boxes 1 was com-
pletely cured, nnd the pain has never returned 1 think it is the Ik st i-
cine i have eeei tiki n,and am w Uliaf .it aaf IIbm to u ttlfi to its
merits. —(///.) Timtt, %
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