The Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 35, Ed. 1 Friday, January 5, 1900 Page: 2 of 8
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W. H. FBEUCH, Editor and Maner'r.
K21S. 0. C. FUENCH, Associate Ed'r
OKLAIIO HA AM) INDIAN TKUUirOiif
The Oklahoma university has ft baud
made up from the pharmacy class.
Quenah expects to have another ce-
ment works, which w;ll be larger than
either she has now.
Henry ]W. Furman delivered an ad-
dress before, the United Confederate
Veterans at Ardmore.
The socialists of Oklahoma met to
perfect a permanent organization.
They claim to number 2,000 in the ter-
The express companies in the terri-
tory report a large business in coming
and going of Christmas presents than
Railroads are each trying to capture
the greater portion of Oklahoma traffic.
The people seem to enjoy witnessing
The Cherokee legislature has paused
an act to pardon all convicts undergo-
ing punishment from a sentence in the
The Creek council, which has been
in session at Okmulgee for two weeks
adjourned without enacting any im-
A requisition from the governor of
Missouri on the governor of Oklahoma
for the return of John Hunter of Law-
rence county, Missouri, has been honor-
ed. (iunter was arrested in Garfield
The traveler coming into Oklahoma
by way of the Hutchinson <& Southern
branch of the Santa Fe, cannot fail to
be impressed with the size of t his year's
corn crop in southern Kansas and Ok-
B. Frietch, of Lebanon, Kas., 98years
of age. is visiting his children in Lin-
coln county. O. T. Mr. Frietch was a
soldier in the Seminole wars in Florida
ami purposes to visit that tribe against
which he fought.
Pliny L. Soper, at present United
States attorney for the Okmulgee dis-
trict, is a candidate for the clerkship
in Judge Dill's court, lie will resign
his present position it is said. The
position of clerk pays 35,000 per year.
There is a great deal of moving and
changing around in Indian Territory.
The Indians who are the landholders
and have the title to their property in
the Cherokee nation an members of the
Chickasaw tribe, are issuing orders to
the non-residents to vacate their lands.
There are at present, 35,000 Indian
children attending government schools.
Next year this number will be doubled
for the reason that the government
will cancel its contracts with the sec-
tai ian schools and take back all the
Indian children and educate them in
government schools. The adoption of
Miss Wooster's school hooka by the
government will give her a good big
revenue. Miss Wooster is a teacher in
the public schools of Topeka, Kansas.
The abstract of the condition of the
national banks of Oklahoma at the
close of business oa December 2. as re-
ported to the comptroller of the cur-
rency, shows the average reserve to
have been 38.05 per cent against 10.70
per cent on September 7. Loans and
discounts increased from 91,012,543 to
61,073,455; stocks and securities from
508,100 to $78,170: gold cfin decreased
from 842,030 to 834,082; total specie in-
creased from 892,209 to $03,370; lawful
money reserve from 8145,217 to$l50,856;
individual deposits from $1,438,193 to
There isn't one man in a hundred in
Oklahoma who can tell what year the
first Oklahoma legislature met, or how
long it was in session.
At Scipio, I. T., two unknown men,
while passing the residence of Mrs.
Plunket, fired into the house with their
revolvers, one of the shots striking
Mrs. Plunket, killing her instantly.
The men then rode leisurely away since
which time they have not been seen.
It is thought that the men were drunk
and did not know what they were do-
Tolley Moore, who stabbed City Mar-
Glial Staats, of Lenapah, I. T., escaped
from the territory oflicers at Nowata,
and is still at large. Ho was being
taken to jail at Muskogee. Staats is
btill alive but has slight chances of re-
J. J. Frey, general manager of the
Santa Fe and General Manager Yoakum
of the Frisco have purchased 1.1,000
acres of land near Vellville Ark. They
announce that the Eureka Springs
railroad will be immediately
It is said that Clyde Mattox has de-
cided to allow the law to take itscourse
Stillwater's $25,000 flouring mill has
The Par association holds its annual
meeting this week.
Wolves are thicker in the Osage coun-
j try than they usually are..
The Kay county state bank has 850,-
155.24 in individual deposits.
Over 3,000 cattle are being fed at
Chandler, near the big cotton oil mill.
Oklahoma undertakers met last week
and received instructions from an ex-
Lincoln county, 0. T., last year built
fourteen new school houses at a cost of
A colored man in the (Jutliric jail
celebrated Christinas by setting his cell
A S^',000 Shorthorn bull has been
added to the Oklahoma agricultural
Horace Speed expects to take charge
of the district attorney's office about
A scientist tells Purcell that artesian
water can be found there at a depth of
about 1,000 feet.
Horace Speed will retain Mr. Scot-
horn as his assistant in the office of
The season for marketing cotton is
not nearly over; much, very much is
being shipped still.
The contract for carrying the mail
from Kildare to I'iokee, O. T., has been
awarded to II. A. Ogden, Jr.
Raymond G. Wolfe, of Humboldt la.,
has been appointed a teacher at Chi-
locco Indian school, Oklahoma.
The poetofiice at Jar vis, Choctaw
nation, I. T., has been re-established
with Cynthia E. Garland as postmaster.
A Kingfisher county negro boy re-
cently drew a handsome rocking chair
given as a prize by a dramatic eoin-
While crossing the Canadian river
with a bunch of rattle, Newt. Thomp-
son's wagon stuck in the quicksand
and £40 was lost in trying to get it out
N. II. McAlester, a leading merchant
of McAlester, died of paralysis. Mr.
McAlester was 53 years old. He was
born near Fort Smith, Ark., and came
to the Indian Territory many year
Major A. E. Woodson, of Cheyenne
and Arapahoe Indian agency, gave a
swell Christmas party at his palatial
home at Darlington. Guests were pres-
ent from Washingson, Kansas City
Wichita and Guthrie.
G. A. r-*te, of the legal department
of the government land office, is tour
ing Indian Territory, becoming ae
quainted with conditions there. lit
will visit all the towusite 'commission-
ers, land appraisers, surveying coips,
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ETHEL A. SOUTDAM
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The Agricultural society of Oklahoma
is in favor of setting aside two million
acres of arid land in Beaver county to
Ik* used as a fund for the purpose of ir-
rigation. When other states have been
admitted swamp lands were usually
set aside for similar purposes.
The Enid and Tonkawa railway com
pany sold their road to the Chicago
Iioek Island and Pacific company, for a
consideration of 8f90,000. The trans-
fer was filed with the secretary of the
territory and is signed by M. A. Low
and W. T. Dixie, president ar.d secre
tary of the Enid and Tonkawa railway
The Chickasaw law on marriages has
been approved by the president. Th
act provides that any non-citizen shall
reside in the Indian Territory for a
least two years before he can procure i
Chickasaw marriage license and marry
a Chickasaw woman, and thereby be-
come an intermarried citizen of the
Fifty turkeys and a barrel of cran-
berries were used for the Christmas
dinner at the sanitarium for the insane
The agricultural association of Okla-
homa and the poultry and pet stock
association have together prepared a
bill for the formation of a state board
The meeting of the Oklahoma teach-
ers' association last week was a very
successful one in point of attendance.
The speeches and proceedings generally
arc worthy and interesting- reading.
It is wonderful how many men you
meet in Oklahoma who are for state-
hood but who do not think statehood
Centralia, I. T., has lost a suit affect-
ing its right to e.vist on Cherokee do-
main. The court held that the citizens
are intruders with no right to own pro-
Two carloads of mules left Oklahoma
for market the other day, branded ii,
C.H (British Cavalry), also a carload of
xtended | ^ogs followed behind for the Kan.as
Money seems to be more plentiful
in the territory this year than ever bi -
and to serve the time for which hc\ras *°re and the people bought holida
sentenced. This is kind of Clyde
goods with a lavish hand.
The Antlers Democrat wants a gen-1 . L J. Johnson was found in hiding
eral territorial convention called for' at Purcell, I. T., with money realized
the purpose of properly getting the ag- from the sale of cattle in Ok labor:
ricultural conditions now existing here
before congress in the hope of obtain-
It is reported in the Oklahoma papers
that the crop of mistletoe is very short
this year, the hard winter of last year
Slaving frozen it out.
j which did not belong to him. Thecat-
tle had been bargained for from George
T. Davis in southern Cowley county,
Kansas, but never paid for. Mr. Davis'
sons are looking for James Johnson,
Jie man who bought the cattle of their
CHAPTER X III.— (Continued.)
"Dropped it! You do not mean to
say that the letter is lost?" exclaimed
Falkland, starting forward with a look
of terrible anxiety on his face. "Really,
Miss Luttrell, how very " But, dis-
covering Miss Luttrell's gaze concen-
trated upon him in absolute amaze-
ment, ho seemed suddenly to bethink
himself, for, leaning back against the
cushions, he folded his arms with an
air of calm complacence and laughed
indolently. "It is so annoying, I al-
ways think, to lose one's correspond-
ence; one never cares to have one's
private affairs published from the
housetops. I3ut, great heavens, why
are we stopping hare?" Falkland
sprang up from his seat and let down
the window with a bang as the train
began to slacken speed.
"Why, what do you mean? We stop
at Redhill, of course; this is where
Parker will be waiting with the lug-
gage;" and Evelyn commenced rubbing
vigorously at the window nearest her,
at the same time peering out anxiously
through the dimmed glass in the hope
of catching a glance of the missing
But Falkland, who had his head half
way out of the window as the train
came to a standstill by the side of the
lamp-lit station, all at once drew back
into the carriage and brought up the
•window again with a resounding bang.
"Redhill, Miss Luttrell? Oh, did I
not explain?" As he turned his face
toward her Evelyn noticed that he was
deadly pale. "This train was not
clown on the time table to stop here.
Lymvood is the first stopping place;
so that it will he the next station
where Parker is to be found."
"Aro you sure?" Evelyn bent for-
ward anxiously. "Had you not better
ask somebody to make certain? Yes,
here comes a guard; ask him."
She had risen to her feet and was
likely," was the major's reply in a
voice which made Evelyn survey him
in silent wonder, whilst Falkland's
face became simply livid. "Only, as
it happens, it was fully ten minutes to
nine when I took my departure from
the hotel; and I can assure you that
barely two seconds before I was in
your aunt's room, talking to Lady
"At ten minutes to nine you were
talking to Aunt Lydia at the 'Royal
George!' What on earth do you
"I mean wnat I say. Miss Luttrell;
and, if it is true that you are now off
to join her in London—because this is
the express, which does not stop be-
fore you reach town—I am afraid you
are the victim of another forgery and
some vile scheme concocted simply
with an idea of inveigling you away."
And, having so delivered himse'f, the
major folded his arms and, with an
air of studied calmness, stood looking
from one to the other of the two hor-
There was an awful silence, and then
Evelyn passed her hand with a gesture
of daz(*J bewilderment across her eyes
and slowly recovered herself.
"A forgery—that letter!" she gasped.
"Oh, surely, you are mistaken! It—it
Yet, even as she spoke, even as her
eyes rested for one brief moment upon
the major's face, a terrible fear took
posession of her, and, starting to her
feet, she made one quick movement
toward the door. Instantly, however,
a hand was laid upon her arm.
"Miss Luttrell, what are you doing?
Are you mad? Have your senses for-
saken you?" expostulated Falkland,
with a sudden vehemence, "that, you
can believe such an absurd, really out-
"MOST LIKELY YOU WILL RECOGNIZE IT."
about to lay her hand upon the win-
dow, but Falkland was before her. He
had seized the strap and seemed to be
making a vain attempt to let the win-
dow down, when suddenly a key was
inserted in the lock, the door was
hastily thrown back, and the light of
a lantern was directed into the car-
There was a momentary pause as
both Falkland and Evelyn, completely
dazzled by the light, stared vacantly
at the dark llgure before them, and
"Great heavens! Miss Luttrell, is
that you? I thought I must have been
It was Major Brown himself who
stood there indistinctly defined in the
darkness; and at the sound of his
voice Evelyn's heart gave a great
bound, whilst every particle of color
retreated from her face. Only now did
she realize that after that evening she
would most probably never pee him
again—never again! Full of this new
thought, she immediately thrust out
her hand, forgetting as she c'id so all
terrible suspicions of the past four-
"Yes, I am here," she answered;
"and, as there can be only a second to
wait, I suppose it Is—good-by? I am
going now," she added falteringly, "to
Join my aunt, who has hurried ofT at
moment's notice to one of her boys,
who has met with an accident at
"I do not understan 1. An accident?
And I-ady Howard has left Saltcliffe?"
"Certainly! Lady Howard left by
the 8:30 express," supplemented Falk-
land In a tone of some Impatience.
Miss Luttrell had a letter to that ef-
fect; but of course, it is quite likely
that you have heard nothing. The
whole afTalr has occurred in the space
of about an hour."
"Oil. no, of course not—Ou.t is quite
"You mean to say—"
"That it is a lie—a downright lie,"
he exclaimed, all his pent-up fury
bursting into a flame—"as I inyseir
happened to see Lady Howard passing
on her way to the station now more
than an hour ago!"
"You saw her driving past?" Evelyn
gave one wild despairing glance
"And at ten minute3 to nine I left
her sitting in her own room at the
'Royal George,' Miss Luttrell," declared
the major in the same peculiarly calm
tone. "Which do you believe?"
"Which? Great heavens, do you
suppose there is any question?" in-
terrupted Falkland, with a harsh
The major smiled.
"Well, perhaps not, when one takes
into consideration that on the one
hand the statement comes from a man
who would stoop to anything In order
to secure his own ends—an individual,
in fact, who habitually carries about
with him a supply of a most dangerous
drug, which he administers, as oc-
casion requires, to any passing ac-
quaintance. That reminds me, Mr.
Falkland. For the future, a third of
that amount which you gave to me last
night will be quite enough; and even
then you will have plenty of time to
make a thorough search and disap-
pear, bag and baggage, before your un-
fortunate victim, whoever he may be,
has enjoyed more than his allotted
share of dreams; only be quite sure
he does drink it—that is all. I had the
sense not to do so."
"I beg your pardon. Major Brown;
but, if you wish to insinuate—"
"Thank you, I wish to insinuate
nothing. 1 am merely anxious for you
to know that you have not been quite
as lucky as usual in the choice of your
subjects." Here the major raised his
foot to the canlage step and looked
steadily at Falkland. "You may never Some
have seen me before—I do not suppose
so, or you would hardly have behaved
as you have—but I once had the pleas-
ure of seeing you. Possibly,' he con-
tinued, "you may recollect the time of
which I am thinking. It was at Monte
Carlo, just before the notorious forg-
ery affair was made public. But per-
haps my name is not alloge'.her un-
familiar to you. Most likely"—and he
pulled out a case of cards and handed
one across to him—"you will recog-
A deathly paleness came over Falk-
"Sir Adrian Beauchamp indeed!" he
muttered, flinging the piece of paste-
board to the ground in a sudden tu-
mult of wrath. "Who do you suppose
would be fool enough to be taken in
by such a piece of trickery as that?"
"Yet the mere question of identifi-
cation becomes the simplest matter in
the world," was the major's reply, as
he gave one swift, furtive glance in
Evelyn's direction, a smile involun-
tarily crossing his face. "The difficulty
has been to remain incognito all this
time. As for you, I suppose you would
prefer to sail along under false colors
as long as possible. As Gilbert Falk-
land yo^i have more scope altogether—a
better chance, in fact, of claiming an
acquaintance with the absent rela-
tives of any of your fellow travelers
—than as plain, unvarnished Samuel
Cripps, the forger."
"Fray do not forget that Miss Lut-
trell is present," interrupted the major
in low, concentrated tones. "But it is
useless to attempt to argue the point.
Your guilt is now thoroughly estab
lished. That check, which fortunate-
ly fell into my hands last night, also a
few lines of your writing and the im
pression of the forged signature upon
a piece of blotting paper, are all the
proofs that were needed to join the
links in one long chain of evidence;
and, since the whole affair rests with
the authorities at Scotland Yard, you
will very speedily have an opportunity
of explaining anything that you wish
to be made known to one of their rep-
Here a warning shriek from the en-
gine made him suddenly stop short
and, with an anxious glance at the ad-
vancing porter, turned hurriedly to
"Miss Luttrell, what can I say for
myself? You have heard both Falk-
land's statement and my own. Which
do you believe? I am afraid that my
story sounds almost as suspicious as
his. In fact, you know less of me.
But, on my honor, I assure you that
Lady Howard Is now at the hotel! If
you can trust me"—with a supplicat-
ing look that was far more potent than
Tvords—"come! I will take you
straight back to her at onze."
Already the train was beginning to
move. The porter had actually reached
the carriage; his hand was on the
door. For one instant Evelyn hesi-
tated, whilst her gaze wandered from
the cold, cynical countenance of Gil-
bert Falkland to the dark, handsome
one of Major Brown, ind then, with a
little shiver, she thrust out her hand
to *he one held out to her, and an-
swered in a low, hurried tone—
"I will come!"
And the next moment she was stand-
ing on the platform watching the crim-
son lamp of the departing train rapid-
ly disappearing in the gathering mists
of the summer evening, alone with the
man whom for the past four-and-twen-
ty hours she and her aunt, and even
Falkland himself, had been regarding
in the light of the most notorious
A few minutes' conversation with
one of the porters elicited the fact
that there was no train back to Salt-
cliffe fhat night. There was, however,
gig available which would convey
them the eight miles to their destina-
(To be continued.)
Inside Points on How Cfitaece
Concession* Are Secured.*
The usual procedure in securing Chi-
nese concessions is somewhat as fol-*
lows: There first comes to Peking thejj
advance agent, the typical concession
hunter, to look over the ground an<J
find out what China has to give awayl
that can be taken up by a public com-J^
pany and secure the support of the
share-buying public abroad. SomtA
times he is sent as the representativ
of a group of capitalists who have
definite Idea of what they wish to stl
cure, and in such cases he is furnished!
with formidable letters of credit, tol
supply the very necessary sinews of|
this financial war. Sometimes he
comes unsupported, and, having
"hooked" some conditional grant,
posts hot-footed to London or New
York to see what can be done with it.
Occasionally promoters are of a dif-
ferent class entirely; namely, the
agents of foreign governments, trying,
under the cloak of private enterprise,
to advance a political design in some
of the empire in which these govern-
ments seek a predominating influence,
says Charles Denby in the Forum. Ex-
perience has proved that these advance
agents need not be gentlemen of the
highest education or refinement, but
they do need to be endowed with a cer-
tain instinct for diplomacy in its lower
forms, and they must be, above all,
shrewd and persistent, of Indomitable
perseverance, and with a faculty for
making friends. Scruples as to meth-
ods are with them superfluous, but a
willingness and an ability in the ap-
plication of "palm oil" are indispens-
able. They must, also, be men of their
word toward those who work with
them. What they promise to those
who aid in the negotiation of their
contracts they must faithfully fulfill;
because while Chinese business integ-
rity does not rise in the Quixotic
height of refusing to enter into cor-
rupt contracts, it expects scrupulous
exactitude in their execution. The
promise of the promoter to his Chin-
ese aiders and abettors in social cir-
cles becomes a debt of honor, pay-
ment of which is, or should be, abso-
lutely sure. On such terms as these
have offices in China been secured,
promotions obtained, enterprises au-
thorized, for hundreds of years; and
the foreign promoter must, as his
initial step, give his Adherence thereto.
The method of procedure of the ad-
vance agent is to make the acquaint-
ance of the mandarins of Pekin; secur-
ing here and there an ally and a
friend. Then, at some favorable mo-
ment, he lays his project before the
proper department of the government;
relying on the support of his friends
to secure it favorable consideration.
One of the greatest concessions re-
cently signed in China enriched in its
negotiations numberless officials. The
writer himself saw a promissory note
for $35,000 payable to a small official
upon formation of a certain company.
This was but one palm "greased," and
the outlay on this head by the conces-
sionaire must have amounted to hun-
dreds of thousands of dollars. For the
consolation of future promoters it
must be added that methods are no-w
much simplified; such liberal "squeez-
es" being no longer necessary.
CHRISTIANITY IN BUSINESS.
Its Principle Applied to Commercial
AlTaim Would Work u C.lorlou.
"There Is not the least question that
as the commercial world is organized
and run today It is run at a fearful
leas along the side of money," writes
Rev. Charles M. Sheldon, author of "In
His Steps," in the November Ladies'
Home Journal. "Kven the rules or
success that business men lay down do
not insure success. Perhaps no age has
equaled this for disturbance and un-
rest and warring interests in the busi-
ness world. If the principles of Chris-
tianity were applied to the whole busi-
ness world it would cause a shock
that for the time being would result
in what might Indeed prove to be the
greatest financial panic of the ages.
But out of that result would emerge
a new order of buying and selling that
would result ultimately in more finan-
cial success on the part of more people
than the world has ever witnessed.
Ultimately love will pay In dollars and
cents better than selfishness. On sel-
fish principles the business world to-
day does not succeed even in the mat-
ter of making money—that is, not for
any length of time nor for the masses
of the people. Love In busIneEa would
lose Iras money, and actually distrib-
ute the real earnings of toil among
a far greater number of human beings,
than is possible now under the pres-
She Didn't linn II.
Under the Impression that he was
saying a good thing, he asked hl«
partner why men never kiss one
another, while ladles waste a world
of kisses on feminine faces. "Because,"
the lady replied, "the men hi^ve some-
thing better to kiss, and the women
About four years ago a London
blacksmith noticed on a second-hand
bookstall a very old book priced at 2
cents. He bought it. and after at-
tempting to read it, threw it aside and
soon forgot it. One of his lodgers
happening to see the book recently,
and, noticing that it was dated 1450,
asked permission to show it to the
British museum authorities. A May or
two later the blacksmith was request-
ed to call, and the secretary, to his sur-
prise, asked him what he would take
for the book. In some slight confus-
ion the man said, "What will you
give?" "Will $250 suit you?" was the
answer of the secretary. The black-
smith was 3o dumfounded that the
secretary thought ho was ridiculing
his offer, and thereupon immediately
increased it to 5500, which was at once
accepted. Sooner than have lost the
book, however, which was the first
book that Gutenberg ever printed, and,
therefore almost priceless, the mus-
eum authorities M'ould have paid al-
most any sum that had been asked.—
A Globe Trotter.
Customer (Backhampstead, Ct.)—
Wal, I don't know about that calico; I
think I've seed better. Storekeeper—
Nancy Jane IJosworth, there ain't no
better calico than that on airth! I
know—for I have traveled! I have
been to Springfield, I have been to
Hartford, and I have been to New
Haven! In fact, Nancy June Bos-
worth, I have traveled this wide world
over! So you can safely take my
Judgment 'bout that calico!—Puck.
A Slight 111 intake.
Actor (just aroused from his stupor,
while being hauled to the police sta-
tion in a wheelbarrow)—What! Have
my admirers again unhitched my
"An Empty Sack
Cannot Stand Upright. "
&Ceiiher can poor, <weak, thin blood
nourish and sustain the physical system.
For strength of nerves And muscles there
must be pure. rich, vigorous blood.
HooJ*s Sarsaparilla is established as the
standard preparation for the blood by its
many remarkable cures.
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