The Herald-Sentinel. (Cloud Chief, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 46, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 30, 1893 Page: 1 of 4
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1 nid land and
given to all
to ba left for
a apace of two
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it time or not,
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id clear at all
up the aeetion
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ices are at once
are liable to
CLOUD CIIBT, OKU.
G, 8. Allen is sick again with a
' i •;
B. C. Maddox is runninjr bis
He®# Pilgrim hjut moved into bis
*** "tone residence. t • y j
Harry Smith Is patting an addi-
tion to his Cabdne fibuas. ' . .
Miss Sua flayers will teaohaobeol
in the Pert district this fall.
Prof. Nigh has gone to Panther
creek to spend a week or two.
W. 8. Davis has been making
improvements on his stuns dwell-
Frank Wilmith has nearly eo
plated his new residence on Cotton
wood. m <
Henry. Burgher has returned
from Wilbarger county Texas to
his home near Wood.
We anticipate a large ^inttu* of
immigrants, aa soon as they can
get here from the Strip.
Mr. Bowie, from Denton Tex-
'Nfraf ~Mre this week look-
ing for a homestead and a school.
Every one is cutting millet attd
making hay with the exception of
six, who made the run for the Strip.
Several small lots of cattle have-
passed through this week on their
way to Turkey creek, where their
owners had previously located.
Walter Mathews returned from
Quanah with a load of goods for
Mra. P.M. Port of Wood. She has
received her commission as Post
Mistress of Wood P. 0.
. Dean Pilgrim and sons with
Peter Castro, went on a two days
hunting expedition last Monday
on the head of Turkey creek. They
killed five turkeys and abundance
of other game.
; • Yours,
The engineering corps of the
Rook Island railroad has quit the
work on the proposed line to the
weat of here, ana will do no more
until abopt November. It is sup-
poeed that the route already gone
over will be cross-sectioned and
conatruction proceeded with at
How often do we hear people say,
'Where in tye world do all the flies,
come from?" It is simple enough:
The toper makes the bottle fly, the
stern father makee the gad fly, the
cyclone makee the house fly, the
blacksmith makss the fire fly, the
driver make* the horse fly, thai
carpenter makes the saw fly, the
grocel makes the) send fly, and
the boarder makes the butter fly.
—Stillwater Republican. #
Trunks, in great variety and
tyles, cheap at J. H. Tuttle and
Bro's, Mineo I, T.
t- T Cuk, Idlter and Proprietor
'JUDGE BOTKIN LENDS A
( HAND TO THE CAUSE.
Copy of letter mailed U. &
Senator Peffer, Septem-
ber 4th, 1898.
Senator W. A. Peffer,
Washington, D. C.
* On behalf of many old
friends and aeqnintanoee who are
lettlere, in good faith, upon the
Cheyenne and Arapahos lands in
Oklahoma, I write to ask you, at
your convenience, to carefally ex-
amine the propoeitlon now on foot
to repeal or modify the provisions
which refuse to settlers the right
to commute their Homeetead ant*
riaa; and at the eame time, requires
from them a very burdeneomecash
payment of at leaat $240. per quar-
®^ter section at Uh and of a long
period of actual r&dende and cul-
tivation as a prerequisite to obtain-
ing a title. There is nowhere a
more ambitioua, industrious, or
progressively inclined clasa of
people than the settlers on the
C. and A. Reservation. They want
schools for their children, and
schoola they muat and will have.
The roads are to be opened, the
streams to be bridged, the laws to
be administered; but there Is no
way to raise fnnds for ail theee
pnrpoaee except by a personal prop-
erty tax, which causes an onerous
burden to fall upon all classes of
business, and almost paralysea
enterprise. It seems to me, Senatov,
that there ia a grave injustice in
thoee provisions of the law, and
that these settlers need speedy and
radical relief by legislative enact-
ment. If they were' granted the
privilege of commutation as un-
der the old Homestead Act at the
ueual sum of $1.25 per acre or
$200. per quarter eection very mviy
of them would gladly take advan-
tage of that right, and immediate-
acquire title, thns adding to the
taxable wealth in their communi-
ties. In any event, it does seem,
that to require a long period of
residence and cultivation before
final entry is permitted, and then
to require as an additional pre-
requisite the payment of $240. per
quarter section hefore title paasee
from the Goverr*nent, is unjust,
and an inequita^* discrimination
against a worth, class of Ameri-
can citizens. Thf *very best portion
of our own State'Jost the settlers
but $1.25 per acm. and I am sure
there is no land ^Jall the "C and
Af region at % t comparable to
Central Kansas, evh
WUl you confer with
Honorable Deniy Flynn, Dele-
gate from Oklajj*4na, and lend him
such assistance this matter aa
(foil seem, i t your judgement,
best for the int tste of all concern-
ed^ I have ha* no conference or
corresponded ith Mr. Flynn on
this subleot, b from my long per-
sonal acqninti je with him, I am
sure he will a) reciate and recipro-
cate any favor ra may do him in
this emergent I will say farther
I am'iAher attorney nor
Afist far the "0 and A" settlers,
Mr have I tl maalleet personal
intercut la (fee ettyect matter of
this letter which ia merely a friend-
ly medMp la behalf of frienda
whoee sooeess ia lils ia my great-
eet wish. imcoMluaion permit me
toeubeeribe myealf ae youre with
the greeted ffepeot and esteem.
Hoke flltoth'spet booth echeme
advertisee to the world that he ie
disqualified to fill the oflie he ia
There will be a great deal of
sulfering in the burned portiou of
th< Strip thle witter, but when the
grass rises in the Spring and old
mother earth is bleseed with sbun-
dancsof wetnees thsn they will
forget their paat hardships and re-
joice in the beauties of this thuines*.-
He knocked at the back door of
a suburban house, and the cook
opened it. He was a sinster look-
ing fellow, and she held on to the
"Lady ofthe house in?" he in-
"No," trembled the cook.
"Man of the house here?"
"None of the people in ?"
"None but me," and she tried
to shut the door.
"Aw, come off," he growled, set-
ting his foot against it. "I guess
I'll come in and have a good feed.
Step lively now, or I'll grab you."
She let go the door, and the
tramp forged in and fell into the
arms of a big policeman, who was
courting the cook oontrary to
"There's a man with a club in
the office down stairs, looking for
the editor," remarked the office boy
oooly, to the boss of the sanctum,
aa he walked in and set the towell
npin the corner.
"Good Lord!" groaned the editor.
"Are you sure?"
"Yee," replied the boy. "He was
looking for the editor; that's what
"What kind of a man was he?"
"Tough, country-jake sort of a
chap, as big as a skinned boss, and
hands on him like hums," answered
the boy, with a wicked smile.
"What kind of a club did he have;
was it anything like a dray-pin?"
anggeetad the editor, watching the
"Wait 'till I go and see," said
the boy, kindly.
In a few minutee he returned.
"Well?" querried the editor, mop-
ing the cold prespiration up with a
last year's blotter; "well?"
"Ugh!" grunted the boy, in a
disappointed tone; "it was a club
of twenty new subscribers."
The editor kicked the boy
gleefully and ordered him to bring
the man up.—Terrell Times.
Joe. J. Johnson, of Oklahoma
City haa taken a poaition on the
Our antieipitatlone, are being
rewarded by an unusual acrambls
for homee In this eounty, and it ie
the same all over the C and A
Of the thonsanda who made the
run on that eventful day Septem-
ber the 16 only about one half got
claims snd many of thoee have be-
oome dishartensd and ars lssviug.
Ws reoeivd a copy of the Herald-
Sentinel of Cloud Chief, O. K.
Edited by F. T. Cook, formerly of
thia county. The paper is well
gotten up snd sssms to bs appreci-
ated, aa it is fall of good reading
and paying adds. 8uooees to you
Bro. Frank.—Haddam City Clip-
Cloud Chief, 0. T. September
20, 1898.—The people of Waehita
county met at the court bouse to
select delegates to the Statehood
Convention at Norman on the 80th
R. B. Welle wae called to the
Chair, and W. 0. Rodgers wss elect-
The following citisens were elect-
ed delegatee to the Convention:
Cal 8. W. Wilcox, Judge Flem-
ister, David Smith, W. C. Rogers,
and Z. M. King.
There being no further business
the meeting adjourned.
R. B. VYells, Chairman.
W. C. Rodgers, Secretary
Jos. J. Johnson, the young man
who is with the Herald-Sentinel at
present, is a practical cigar maker,
having been connected with a fac-
tory in Oklahoma City for the
past year. He has several thous-
and cigarl 6f his own make which
he proposes to wholesale out, after
whice he will establish a factory
at Cloud Chief, sufficiently large to
supply the trade of Washita and
adjoining counties. This will be
appreciated by our retailers, as
they can secure a good article of
goods at home at reasonable prices,
Segar Okla. Sept 26 1893
F. T. Cook Ed Herald Senti-
nel Cloud Chief. Dear Sir.
The managers of the Canadian
county fair to be held at El Reno
the 17, 18, 19, ^nd 20, have
kindly given me space for an ex-
hibit of Washita county products.
I am doing this purely as An ad-
vertisement for the countv. I will
transport free any contributions.
Ask,the farmers of th$ (flvnly to
give of their raising (vagetadles
etc etc) that a good showing may
be made I would like to'have all
in by the 14th\>f October, will
you receive at Cloud* Chief?'
Very RespectMV, • :i c
* Wm. DeLesderrttti4.
To the abovt #e will shy, wll those
wHAhave prise tlreull MeMing in
the Wes! part of the county can
leave them at the H-8 office and
they, will be forwarded in time to
join Mr. DeLesdernierV collection
at Seger, Let every man attend to
this, and send something.
Pat in large orops aext Spring,
there will be a demand for all ) < n
Cloud Chief waste a brick yard,
a livery etable, a grist mill, a gin*
lima kiln, and lumberyard.
If eomo one would burn a brick
la, around here withia a abort
distance of town, the writer think*
that they would find a reedy sale.
Every farmei* in the C and A
country should set out aa orchard,
as fruit of all kindg do well here
and withia three or four year*
will pay him handsomely for his
time inveeted in earning for them.
In addition to this set out groves
of forest trees, cottonwood fo
quick growth, but if not that try
some other vsriety, for there is
nothing increases the value of a
place so much as an orchard.
No list of curions and out-of the-
way things is complete with out au
attempted description of that botan-
ical monster the "oanlbal tree" of
Australia. It grows in the form
of a gigantic pineapple, seldotoi
reaching a height exoeeding ten o
twelve feet. Its height however,
is not a criterion
the reader will imagine whoa
that one eight feet in height may
be five feet through the bass. The
*•'leaves" resemble broad planks,
and are frequently fifteen feet long,
twenty inches broad and a foot and
a half thick at the base.
The broad leaves sll pat out st
the top and hang down so as to
form sort of an umbrella around the
stem. Upon the apex of the cope
around which these leaves concen-
trate are two concave figures, re-
sembling dinner plates, one above
tho other. These are constantly
filled with an intoxioating honey.
A bird may light upon the edge f
these or a man or an animal may
walk np to the leaves to indulge in *
stolen sweets, but desth is the pen-
alty for such rashness. The instant
the honey receptacles are touched
the leaves olosc like a trap and
squeeze the life out of the meddler.
After a while the leaves will relax
their vioe-like grip, the horried lun-
acies will slowly unfold, and nature
has set her trap for another viotim.
Hsving secured the Commereisl
Hotel for six months more we wish
to extend our thsnks to friends for
psst fsvors, and solicit a continuance
of the same.
Mrs. Minerva Cloud Prey.
Now that the Strip is opened
every one will howl for the Kiowa
Commanche, and Wichita reserva-
tions, snd they will get them. Then
this will be one of the lending states
in the Union, as our opportunities
are unlimited, the richness <jf our
soil unsurpassed. This alone, is
enough to insure success, f nd with
our higly morsl, energetic, class of
citisens, whose ambition is to-
ward the upbuilding of a mighty
state in this grsat Republic, pros-
perity Is sssured.
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