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VOL. 2
NO 41.
Latest Newa Happening* Condensed for the Budy Render*
/ Mm -fee's May*?. Mmum • Rel*
In* W*M* to Tern OffM* ■Mh
MUSKOGEE: Itocau.e th* aitor-
*•? general Hold* that the election
0*11*4 under lb* Brook bill wm not
total, *nd ib*l tb* old eUy officials
should hoi* ov*r until tb* retular
•iMtton la 1909. Mayor Hoanett **nt
lor eg-Mayer Martin and told blm b*
«aat*d to turn tb* office back to
"Not on your life," returaed tb* *i
Mayor. "I bar* bad enough of It;
It'a yo«rs."
K tb* d*«Ulon I* sustained all th*
present officials *re holding tb*lr of-
*e*a Illegally. and tb* old officers
are entitled to them. with tb* excep
tloa of four members of tbe council.
S*v*ral hundred thousand dollars'
worth of municipal contracts ar* In-
volved In tb* legal taagl* and n*ltb*r
tb* city offlolals nor tb* citizens
know what to do next.
Vermer Indian A#*nt Cann*t R*cov*r
On Fraud Chart**
0DTH1UB: FOrm*r Indian Ag*nt
BeaU*y loot bis suit for MOO,000
damages when a verdict was render-
*4 for the defendants. Frank A.
Thackery, United States Indian kgent
at Shawn**, and Oeorge Dixon, Indian
Inspector. The case resulted from
wholesale charg** of fraud Involving
certain transactions with the Kicks-
poo Indians while Bentley was Indian
agent, which resulted "in a senatorial
I Bentley went to Mexico after the
tribe bad removed to "that republic.
H* wna charged with defrauding the
Indians. H* brought suit against
Thackery and Dixon for 1200.000
damages. charging defamation of
nkrrniCTioN* removed
Houuse of n*pr***nutiv** Pmeo
■III Affsctino 9,000.000 Acr.s
, WASHINGTON: As a result of th*
persistent work of th* on ti re Okla-
homa d*legatlon the houao passed' a
bill removing restrictions from land
owners of the five civilised tribes,
without a dissenting vote. This will
plaee 9,000,000 acres of land on the
msrkot and adds Inestimably to the
taxable wealth of the state. Members
of congress from Oklahoma are much
elated over the outcome of the fight.
The passage of the bill scores the
most- unique record during the pres-
ent session of congress. The bill was
agreed upon by the Oklahoma dele-
gation and the interior department
after many conferences and was re-
ported unanimously for passage by
the house Indlap affairs committee.
Several speeches were made favoring
the bill, but not one against It
The persons who will be benefited
by the legislation are those having
less than one-half Indian blood, also
Intel married white persons and f reed-
men who have, by previous acts ot
congress, been provided with allot-
Company'* Inaction Cauaes Suit*
i MUSKOGEE: A number of passen-
gers oa an M.. K- & T. train from
Osage to Muskogee were held at
Broken Arrow over night, because of
a wreck In front. The passengers
wired a complaint to the corporation
commission. The wreck occurred In
the afternoon and the Katy.failed
to detour lta trains to the Midland
Valley track* at Tulsa, thus avoiding
%the delay.
New Teacher*' Organization
SNYDER: The Southwestern Okla-
homa Teachers' association was or
ganlsed here with about 100 members
representing the counties of Kiowa,
Jackson, Tillman, Comanche, Caddo,
Greer and Washita. The following of-
ficers were elected: Superintendent
ftybolt of Lawton, president; Super-
intendent Dods*n of Frederick, vice-
president; County Superinteadent
McLain of Hobart, secretary, and Su-
perintendent Dale ot Headrick, treas-
Representative citlsens of Washing
ton. Prairie Valley and Dutton town
•hip* m*t at Minco' lad decided to
circulate a petition asking th* gov-
ernor to call an election to have thes*
Uwashlps detached from Caddo coun-
ty and added to Grady county.
Governor Haskell ha* offered a re-
ward of |M0 tor th* capture of Bert
Hampton, a Cherokee Indian, who Is
chart** with killing two ladfdas at
a dane* a*ar Tahlequah. Hampton is
•aid to h* scouting la th* Spavlaaw
Nol Antefenlsllt to Fsrnwr*' Uni*a*
GUTHRIE The operstlun of term-
ers' unions, which | «* I agricultural
products to Insure higher prices, will
not b* affected by the sail trust bill,
as was apprehended throughout th*
slat*. A protest from th* oklahoma
farmers' union was read In lh* house
wlill* th* Mil was under considera-
tion. Th* speaker explained that tb*
flrwt section of th* hill. wb«r* It spec.
I fie* that "combination, which a *
against public policy are declared Il-
legal" will exempt tb* farmer.' or-
ganisation, which Is wot contrary to
public policy.
Now Oil Field Oiseevered.
Sapulpa. Ok.-The Duicher oil aM
Oa* Company. rnmpos*d of hMP
rltlsens. bae discovered a a*w >11
Held southeast of towa. la a **w
saad which they have christened the
Sapulpa Sand; After passing through
the Red Fork and Glenn sand, sad
et ■ depth of 1,100 f*et their drill
penetrated Ibis new sand.
While the drill la oaly six Mehan
la lb* sand this well I* making oa*
hundred barrels per day of a high
grade of oil. testing thirty eight grav
Ity. This new development m**n
much to the city of Sapulpa, aa It
prove* conclusively that w* ar* la
th* Center of the greatest oil f*M
on earth.
With the Glenn field to th* *oaUi-
east, the New IHilcber field to the
southwest and tbe Cooper field to «! ■
northwest and gaa being develop*!
every day to the northsaat. Sapulpa
la *as*ntlally the oil and gne r nte\
Attorney Oenerel rileo Salt la Oi
trist Court ot Tulsa.
Tulsa. Ok —la th* District Court
of Tulsa County the state of Okie
home, by Attorney Oenerul West, filed
suit Friday against the I'rsirle oil u..b«n
and (las Comuanv to restrain that Governor Haskell Haturasy opprov
company from building an eighUnch ; ad th* "N*w Jerusalem" plan pro-
pip* line from Coody. Hluff, In Wash-
A Brief Review of What the Oklshom* Lawmakers sre Doing
Wheat lo In Fine Condition
GUTHRIE: Reports received by ,
Charles F. llarrett, secretary of th* i
board of agriculture, ar* to the effect j
that the rains hav* been very general I
throughout the wheat belt, and that \
tb* wh*at Is probably In th* ben {
condition that it baa ever been in at '
thla time of tb* year In Oklahoma. |
Th* federal department of agricul- i
ture reported th* Oklahoma wheat [
conditions on April 1 at 11.3, and
tb*r* haa been a big Improvement
sine* that time. Condition* ar* re-
ported as favorable everywhere ex*
cept In tho potato belt, where ther*
has been a little too much rain.
Olecoverod in Time to *ovo Wreck
TUL8A: A beawy obstruction, con-
sisting of a ten-Inch bridge splk*
wedged In between two rails and a
fishplate securely strapped to th*
rail, the whole so arranged that any
train on atrlklng the obstruction
would have been aent Into tbe ditch,
waa discovered by Deputy United
States Marshal G. W. Hanna on the
Frlaeo track at a point two miles -east
of th* city. Officer Hanna mad*
baste to remove the obstruction and
bad but done so when a fast west-
bound passenger train daahed by. In
ali probability a serious wreck was
averted, .
MUSKOGEE: "No municipal busi-
ness will be transacted In this city
excopt what is absolutely necessary
to protect life and property until
there Is a decision of tbe supreme
court to decide whether the present
officers were legally elected." This
[s the statement of Mayor Leo. ti.
Bennett made Saturday. This leaves
Muskogee practically without any
Chaos exists at the city hall. The
city officials do not know whether
they have the power to do anytning
or not. Recent municipal cpntract's
let are probably void, though halt
completed, ordinances that have been
passed may be illegal and neither the
old or the new city officials will act.
Mayor Bennett will ask the attor-
ney general to bring a quo warranto
proceeding to oust the present offi
cials, himself Included, and thereby
bring the case before the supreme
court Immediately. It thU Is refused
then ex-Mayor Martin will bring this
suit, but will Insist that Mayor Ben-
nett retain the office as his deputy,
Martin absolutely refusing to retain
the office, if the last election is il-
legal than It is proposed to have an-
other Immediately. This probably
would mean the re-election of the
present officials, but would give them
a legal status.
Eight Million Returned for Taxation
GUTHRIE: John J. Whetsel, presi-
dent of the Prairie Gas and Oil com-
pany, and Atwood Cady, tax commis-
sioner for the same company, hav*
Informed the state board of equalisa-
tion that the company would return
nearly M.000.000 of property for tax-
ation In Oklahoma, including 22,000,-
000 barrels ot oil now stored in tn*
stat*. Tho company has a force of
men at work for two months paat
listing IU property for- taxation |n ac-
cordance with tho requirements ot
tha board, and la now about through
with that work.
^Wrlta Charter; lnv**tlg*t* Later
SHAWNEE: Despite the supposed
legal Interferences, the city charter
of Shawnee will bo written, it Is
aot believed that any Important
changes can be mad* from the pres-
ent charter, still the board of free-
holders propose to prepare this char
ter, which, however, will not be ou -
mltt*d t* th* expense of a -vote un-
less the hoard Is sure of Its legality.
Fevers Restriction Removal.
Poteau. Ok. -When tho Secretary
of tbe Interior waa down among the
ladlaas last year h* asked the chief
of lh* Choctaw* to send a full blood
Indian, m a r*pr**eutstiv* of the
Cboctawa to Washington.
To this fact Peter J. Hudson owes
his appointment to the position and
la *v*ry manner has he fulfilled the
dull** of tbo office. The distribution
of M0 per capita among th* Cboc-
tawa and Cblckasaws. Is tb* result
of a suggestion b* mad* Mr. Gar-
field. This money Is tb* proc**ds of
tbe sal* of townsltes. Mr.' Hudsoo
psssed through the city on bis way
to Washington, but was called over
to Kinta by Gov. McCurtain for a
conference and I* there today.
Mr. Hudson favor* and 1* doing
all b* can for tb* r*moval of all re-
strictions on th* surplus allotmeata
of ths Cboctaws and Immediate sal*
of th* coal lands and distribution of
tb* procseds.
Will Try to Rstaln Offices.
Muskogee. Oh—Acting upon tbe
suggestion of Mayor Bennett, who
was elected with a new set of mu-
nicipal officers March 24. retiring of-
ficers will begin suit for recovery of
offices. This action results from the
decision of tbe Attorney General yes-
terday la which he bold that a former
proclamation by the governor made
of Muskogee a city of the first class,
tbe officers at that time holding over
until 1*09, and that the election last
month was void.
Mayor Bennett offered to turn the
office over to former Mayor Martia
bat the latter declined, saying he
would resign immediately If he took
It None of tbe officers desire to be
reinstated, but are willing to berin
suit that the city may be put on a
firm legal foundation.
Dragged by Hair In Runaway.
Texhoma, Ok.—With her balr en-
tangled around the hub of one of the
wheels, Miss Buena Hill of James
was dragged a half mile Thursday
by a runaway team. Finally the bug-
gy struck a fence post and freed the
horses. When found Miss Hill was
unconscious. Her neck, resting
against the revolving hub, *as burn-
ed to a crisp, much of her balr was
pulled out by the roots and fully 20
per cent of the skin of her entire
body had been abraised. The team
was frightened by the noise made by
tin cans whicb Miss Hill had in the
buggy, and when she was thrown
out her hair caught in the wheel.
Ington County. Oklahoma, north to
Ceaey, Kan., a distance of twenty six
miles. Every business Interest In the
oil belt of Oklahoma, particularly the
producers and leasers of land, have
been asking for a ysr for additional
pipe line facilities and are Incensed
at tbo attempt of tb* stale to put a
stop to the work.
Secretary <Urfl«ld recently granted
tbe Prairie Oil Company a permit to
build the line, whereupon Attorney
General West declared the Secretary
of tbe Interior had gone beyond his
jurisdiction and that he would enjoin
the building of the line If it was
started. Of tbe 15.000 barrels of oil
produced dally on an average the first
two weeks la April, less than half
waa taken by the purchasing agen-
cies, of which the principle one Is tho
Prairie Oil A Oas Company, because,
*mulfsted la tb* Russell resolution
•Igaing th* resolution. It provides fur
Ut* appoiatmcnt of a Joint committee,
composed of three from each house,
to report to tbe present legislature
upon the advisability of the stale
purchasing a sit* at or near tb"
praphical center of th* state as a lo-
cation for th* state capital, which Is
to b* mad* a model city. As only
four mor* weeks remain of th* pre*,
•nt legislative sesalon. It Is not be-
lieved that any. definite action can be
taken In th* capital matter during
this legislature.
Tbo Cop* reselullon which paased
lb* house memorialising congress to
sell the Fort Reno military reserva-
tion to tbo atate, upon which to lo-
cate th* atate capital, met strong
It was announced, of Insufficient run- , opposition In th* s*nst* Saturday
nllng facilities. The proposed lln*
would hav* a capacity of 24,000 bar
rels. about one-eighth of the pro**nt
production, which would mean aa In-
creased disbursement of 1300,000 a
month, It has been urged.
Association la Formed.
Snyder, Ok.—The Southwestern Ok-
lahoma Teachers' Association was
organized here Saturday with about
100 members, representing the coun-
ties of Kiowa, Jackson, Tillman, Co-
manche. Caddo. Greer and Washita.
The following officers were elected:
Superintendent Rybolt of Lawton,
president; Superintendent Dodson of
Frederick, vice president; County
Superintendent Lane of Hobart, sec-
retary, and Superintendent Dale of
Headrick, treasurer.
Now Oklahoma Charter*.
Guthrie. Ok—Chart em were Issued
today aa followa:
Tb* Financial Publishing Company
.of Lawton, with 110,000 capital stock.
Tb* Incorporators are F. C. Davis of
Lawton. W. R. Sanborn and W. R.
8trlckler of Kanaa* City.
Alfalfa Milling Company ot Hobart,
with 416.000 capital stock. Tho In-
corporators ar* F. A. Cummin*. W.
W. Damplln and W. W. Freeblood, all
ot Hobart.
Enid News Publishing Company of
Enid, with tSO.OOO capital stock. The
Incorporators ar* W. A. Campbell of
lima. Ohio; D. D. Campbell and H.
P. Crouse of Enid.
Hodge* Mercantile Company ot
8ayr«. with 910.000 capital stock. Th*
incorporators are E. J. Hodges, Mack
Blesor and Leo Baumstark, all of
Queen City Laundry Company ot
Muakogeo, with 910,000 capital stock.
Tb* Incorporators are George W.
Brown. C. J. Bidden. J. W. Craw, M.
-"Mclain and J. L. De Groot, all of
Osage County Fair Racing Associa-
tion of Pawhuska, with 910.000 capi-
tal stock. The incorporators are W.
T. Leahy, J. F. Palmer. H. H. Brewer,
Ed H. Slmpklns, E. F. Scott, W. L.
Harned, and Thomas Leahy, Jr., of
Pawhuska and R. M. Hunt and A. J.
Smith of Foraker.
Talala Live 8took Dipping Company
of Talala, with 9900 capital stock. The
incorporators are J. L. Bealty, Jr., J.
Sblpey and J. -H. Bartess, all of
The W. E. Van' Hoozen Company
of Maysville, with 95,000 capital
stock. The incorporators are W. C.
Van Hoozen, A. H. Stephens and C.
Scrivener, all of Maysville.
Metropolitan Candy Company of
Oklahoma City, with 915,000 capital
stock. The incorporators are B. Wit-
sen hotter, Rebecca Rosenberg and A.
D. EngeiBon, all of Oklahoma City.
Citizens State Bank of Ramona,
with 910,000 capital stock. The Incor-
porators are A. S. Burrows of Deni-
son, C. D. Burrows of Tishomingo, P.
E. Cameron, Jr., F. A. Ross, C. E.
Mezle of Ramona.
In Favor of Farmers.
Luther, Ok.—In the case where the
land owners along the Deep Fork
brought suit against the Katy rail-
road for damages caused by their
land overflowing on account ot the
fills made across the natural drainage
ways, which was tried at Oklahoma
City during the week, waa decided
in favor of the farmers.
Elevators to Build.
Texhoma. Ok.—A site was sold to
T. R. Goodman, G. W. Cosby and F.
G. Glassner Thursday to build a grain
elevator and immediately a site for
a second elevator was sold to J. L.
Williams. These rival elevators will
be erected Just across the Rock Is-
land tracks from each other. A third-
elevator will be erected by W. E.
Benson and Mr. Cosby announced
he has a party who will erect a flour
mill at once.
Hospital for Negro**.
McAlester. Ok—McAlester Is to
hove a new laatltutiai. and a rather
novel one, too, tor there 1* no such
la the state. Thla win be a negro
hospital. and It la aot a visionary af-
fair, but will be open mid ready to re-
ceive patients by tbe 1st of May. and
Is now being finished inside and fur-
nished for occupancy.
W. H. Bellow* Acquitted.
Chickasha, Ok.—W. H. Bellows waa
acquitted last Saturday night of the
murder of H. H. Williams In tbe New
State Rooming House last October.
The Jury reported laat night at
about ten o'clock. They agreed on
a verdict of acquittal. The Jury bad
been out sine* nin* o'clock the night
Claremore, Ok—The jury in the
Gur Grooms murder trial, was out a
little less than an hour, when they
broughtln a verdict of murder, with-
out capital punishment. Judge Brown
sentenced him to imprisonment for
ninety-nine years.
Adair, Ok.—The 3-year-old son of
Emery Martin, living near Elm Grove,
met with a serious accident Friday
by falling upon his face in the weeds,
one of which pierced his tongue, pass-
ing through it
Trainmen Hurt in Wreck.
Hugo, Ok.—Ben Hem don and Tay-
lor Darrough, Frisco brakethen, were
brought here Saturday morning, both
seriously hurt in a train wreck at
Boswell at 0 o'clock. An engine was
switching when the trucks suddenly
left the track and both men were
thrown from the top of the cars.
Darrough escaped with a severe shak-
ing up, but Herndon fell upon his
head and received injuries from
which he may not recover.
Huaband Die*; Wif* Follow*.
Chlckasba.Ok.—Mrs. T. R. Wade,
who resided two and a half mllea
this side ot Ninnekah, died Wednes-
day at the farm residence. She had
been ill two months. Three days ago
her hasbsad died suddenly. The de
ceased leaves two daughters and one
Okemah. Ok.—Fence (tolling Is the
latest form of amusement tn the Oke-
mah country. Some boys recently
hitched their horses to a string of
wire feaee sad pulled np a mile of
pasta, making several new hitches
d*ftag the opwatfca. Oi
and especially from senators repre-
senting towns other than Kl Reno
that are caadldates for the state onp-
Ital. They pointed out that by pans-
lag tb* resolution th* legislature
would b* giving an advantag* to Kl
Reno la It* rac*. whereas each oandl-
date should hav* a free baad In com-
ing before tho people. Th* resolu-
tion waa recommitted.
Th* **nat* ha* adopted a resolu-
tion by Thomss providing for tak-
lag a technical adjournment of ths
legislature from May 3 to May 4.
thereby gaining two days at th* end
of tb* session, making tb* final ad-
journment com* on Monday. May 25.
Th* a*aate paased a resolution re-
calling the Thomas bill relative to
condemnation or property from ti*
hands of the governor so that it
could be further amended.
The senate Saturday advanced to
third reading tho house bill by Oneal
and Skeen fixing the fees ot Justices
of the peace snd constables, and
providing tbe msnner ot election of
such officers. Hie bill provides for
the division of each county Into at
leas* six Justlc* of th*. p*ac* districts
which shall not include *ltl*a of the
first claaa. Each of these districts
shall elect one Justice of the peace In
each voting precinct The division is
to bo made in July, 1910, and the Jus-
tices elected under the new arrange-
ment in November of that year, aii
cities of the first class are oonetituted
separate Justice of the peace dis-
tricts, and all over 2,500 are to elect
two Justices each.
Senator Franklin's stringent child
labor bill was advanced to third
reading in the senate Thursday. It
prohibits the employment of children
under 14 years of age in any factory,
workshop, canning establishment,
laundry, theater, bowling alley, tele-
phone office, restaurant, hotel or
apartment house or in the distribu-
tion or transmission of merchandise
and messages, or their employment
In any other line of work during
school hours. No child under 15
shall be employed in any of the oc
cupatlons enumerated unless he is
able to read and write and has at-
tended school for a full term the
preceding year. Another bll ad
vanced to the third reading was the
one establishing departments of law,
medicine, pharmacy and dentistry at
the state university. The law course
is made two years, medicine four,
pharmacy two and dentistry three.
The university now maintains a two
year medical course, which is to be
expanded to four yearn The bill
met with considerable oppositloi
from some senators.
The committee substitute provid-
ing for the consolidation ot school
districts waa passed on third reading.
Two educational bils, one by Wil-
liams and Agee, regarding the con
soiidatlon of school districts, and the
other "by Williams, authorising the
building of school houses on the rent
al plan, were also passed.
Tbe militia bill from the house
and the Brook eight-hour bill has
been aent to conference. The Brook
bill was In conference once before
but was amended by the house after
the conference report was receiveed
and on that account the senate ask ti
another conference.
Tbo house has amended the senate
hill creatlag and regulsUng th* *t*t*
board of health by delegating th* - w-
thority to one health commissioner,
who Is to replace tho entlr* board.
Th* bill was recommitted to a spe-
cial ooamlttae with instruction* to
re vis* to comply with th* amendmrxt
which was offered by Mr. HoUaal.
Th* house still stands pat on the
militia hill, refusing to accept the
senate amendments. A conference
committee was appointed oa thla and
also oa th* Brook eight-hour WU
for railroad employe*, following the
of th* **n*t* to aoo*pt th*
ny p*Ming without *m«ndm*nt tbe
bill by Senator ll*tcb*ti. r« <julrl**
tb* acceptance of first mortgage* **
improved real ««ui* where any boad
or indemnity is required, the bouse
Friday created a statute, whlc*. If
not vetoed by the governor, will b*
a departu** from any law In *xl't>
ence la the United States. Tbe *•!
I* provided In th* constitution, in
c.*.minal or civil prosecution* the
fi>ndant mny offer as bis soeuity,
pending trial, ths first mortgage tpoa
any of bis property, as designated I*
tb* till* of tb* bill, th* bond, how-
ever. aot to exceed M per ceat of
tbe reasonable valuation of th* V * P*
erty. lo any event an amount equal
to bait of tb* valuation of tb* real
estate may be applied oa tb* bond
aad must b* accepted by th* court.
The houae Friday paased th* f*a>
at* anti trust bill, materially amaad-
ed. Tbo consideration of tb* bill
waa marked by many peroration*.
Th* lawyer* In th* body participated
la a debate that will be r*oord*d *o
uasurpassed la tb* aaaals of tha
first legislature. The bill wag
ered under *n emergency
adduced by Attorney Oeneral W*et,
with whom tho apodal commute*
which brought la Important eabatita-
tums for th* ortglaal m**sor*. *oa-
ferred. Mr. West's proposed plaa to
oust the Standard Oil from tbo Mat*
demanded immediatoe logialatloa oa
which to baoe procedure.
Declaring that tbe Leader Prlatlag
eompaay la It* bill for legislative
printing barf sought to collsct from
tho sUte pay tor composition for tho
white spaces between th* lla*g pad
at th* top and bottom of overy pat*
tb* atat* printing board has filed a
report with **ch house recommend-
ing that the bill ot the Leader be re-
duced from $10,539.44. tho amouat
claimed, to 95,(39.49, the amount the
state printer aays la due.
Tbe flood of local bills from th*
bouse for division of the county coart
tn vsrious counties doe* not m**t
with much favor In th* senate, and a
bill has been Introduced Intended ta
take care of all such countl**. ft
give* the chief Justice of the suprama
court authority to designate addition-
al places for holding county courts la
any county whers a satisfactory
showing of its necessity may be made
to him.
Governor Haskell has signed tbe
Taylor anti-trust black Hat bHl, the
Durant bill for the transfer ot seals
and records to ths blstorlcsl society
and the resolution for a committee
to investigate the society's work.
The Wilson bill, permitting Juries
to fix the punishment in criminal
cases, took up four or five hour* of
the senate's time Friday, snd thsn
failed ot passage, the vote standing
22 to 13. A motion to reconaider was
lodged, however, and it probably wUl
get through on the next attempt
A bill has been Introduced appro-
priating 980.000 for a new building
at the Edmond normal.
The Rainey bill providing for a
court of criminal appeals met with
unexpected opposition in the senate
Friday. While the opponents ot the
bill were defeated by a slight margin
on a test vote, they maintained a suc-
cessful filibuster which prevented a
vote being taken and gave them a
chance to do a little work on the out-
side. The fight on the bill waa lead
by Senator Staffprd, of Oklahoma
City, who Insisted that the only pur-
pose of the bill was to create Jbbe
for politicians who now had none.
Justices of supreme court, for whoso
relief the bill Is intended, were quot-
ed as saying tha* there was no real
necessity for the bill, as they would
be up with the docket within a year.
A comprehensive scheme for suh
mltting the question of selling th*
schn.'i lands to vote of the people and
for the leasing of the lands In th*
meantime is contained in a bill intro-
duced by Senator Blllups Under, its
provisions the common school lands
are to be leased for periods ot tea
years, w<th preference right to les-
sees, no lessee to be allowed mora
than 190 acres of agricultural laad or
320 acre* of grazing land. Th* ran*
tal Is to be fixed at 5 per cent oa the
appraised value. The lease Is to be
re-app J<cd every five yesrs aad the
rental fixed accordingly. Any lass**
dissatisfied with the appraisameat
may appdel to the district court ot hla
county. Indemnity lands, mmept
these valuable for mineral purpoe**.
are to be s*M. Ten per cent of tha
purchase price shall be paid la caah
and 4 per cent annually thereafter.
All mineral rights are'reserved to tbe
state, whether discovered before or
after the sale. The law Is not to be-
come effective until after November
ot this year. Provision is also mad*
ta **11 *ch*ol laad for towaalt* par

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