The Reporter. (Chelsea, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, September 26, 1902 Page: 3 of 8
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IT RAISES A STORM.
Colombians Don't Like Commander
McLean's Rigid Method*.
Bat liicle Sum la Determined to Stop Hat-
till ties lu Territory Through Which
May Kan the Orrat Isthmian
Washington. Sept. 23.—Officials of
the Colombian legation here predict
that a storm of disapproval will arise
in Colombia as a result of Com-
mander McLean's action in disarming
the Colombian troops before their
passage across the isthmus. It la
stated here that Colombia's agree-
ment with the Panama Railroad com-
pany specifically provides for the
transportation of Colombian soldiers
by the railroad when occasion arises,
and tt\e commander's action is re-
garded at the legation here as a di-
rect infringement of Colombia's so*'
ereignty over the isthmus. Com-
mander McLean, in having the troopa
transported in a separate train from
their arms, is acting apparently
in accordance with his construction
of that part of Secretary Moody's in-
structions, cabled on Saturday, which
rearl: "Any transportation of gov-
ernment troops not in violation of
treaty and which would not endanger
transit or provoke hostilities may not
be objectionable. The department
must rely upon your judgment to de-
cide sacli questions as conditions
may arise from day to day."
A belief which has grown so strong
that it no longer can be disregarded
Is held in Central and South Ameri-
can diplomatic quarters here in re-
gard to this latest, and, in point of
numbers, almost unprecedented dis-
patch of naval force to the isthmus.
This belief is that the large naval
force which hns been sent to keep
traffic open across the isthmus will
prevent, by its very presence, the
contiuation of hostilities along the
railroad on any extensive scale and
soon bring them to a halt altogether;
that the force has been sent there
in anticipation of an early signature
of the Panama cnnal treaty and that
it will be kept there to maintain or-
der and quiet along the strip from
Panama to Colon, which, by the
terms of the prospective treaty, the
United States is to control.
A RELIGIOUS MURDER?
CUMMINS MEN OUT OF RACE.
Hallooii Wan Out of Oritur.
Paris, Sept. 23.—Count de la Yaulj
made a second attempt to cross the
Mediterranean in his balloon, "Med-
iterranean." He made a favorable
start from Palavas, on the coast ol
France. His destination was Algiers.
Five aeronauts accompanied the
^oilnt, and the balloon was reported
25 miles to the southward. A later
unconfirmed report from Montpclier
says the bnlloon got out of order and
fell near Reziers.
4 upinr«*<| 8«vrn Krl>**l frort*.
Manila, Sept. 23.— Up to Sunday the
force commanded by ('apt. John Per-
shing, of the Fifteenth infantry, op-
erating against the Moros in the is-
land of Mindanao, had met with
alight resistance in the Mncin cot.-
try and hat* captured seven forts,
killed 25 and wounded 20 Moros.
There were no American casualties.
"NO PLACE LIKE HOME.*'
Another Punitive St. Unit Al.ierman Ba-
tumi and Wtil Tall All Ha Knows
About the Hoodllnc.
St. Louis, Sept. 24.—Former Coun-
cilman Frederick G. UtholT, who, it
is said, was "buncoed" out of $45,-
000 of $50,000 it is alleged he re-
ceived for ids vote on the Central
Traction bill by ][. M. Snyder, of
Kansas City, has returned from Colo-
rado to testify at Snyder's trial next
Monday, and was in conference with
Circuit Attorney Folk. It is believed
that Uthoff's return is second in im-
portance only to the return of John
K. Murrell and that revelations may
render unnecessary the testimony of
fugitive Charles F. Kelly, who is
wanted by the state as a witness
against certain millionaire bribe-
givers in the city lighting bill legis-
lation. Uthoff, it is said, received
$50,000 from Snyder for his vote foi
the Central Traction bill. His name
was last on the council list and hi*
vote was the deciding vote. It passed
the bill which made possible the con-
solidation of the street car system.
Later Snyder, it is said, borrowed
$45,0oo from Uthoft and went to New
York, whence l.'thoff followed him.
There Snyder induced UthofT to sign
an agreement by which he accepted
$5,000 and denied that any offer of
bribery had been made.
0DELL HAD HIS WAY.
Bvldence That the Doctrine of "Blood
Atanrmrnt" Lou Young to Kill Mrs.
Pulitzer— Younc In Custody.
Dei by. C v.iu, Sept. 23.—William
Hooper Yotitig. for whom the police
of New York have been searching in
connection with the murder of Mrs.
Anna Nelson Pulitzer, has been
found, and is also said to have made
a confession regarding the killing of
Mrs. Pulitzer. In the guise of a
tramp he had been wandering about
the country for several days, when
he was arrested by the Derby police
Ml« IMrkenioii'i Htorj.
New York, Sept. 23.—The most as-
tonishing evidence has been discov.
ered tending to show that the kill-
ing of Mrs. Anna Nelson Pulitzer
was a "religious murder," done by a
Mormon in accordance with the doc-
trine of "blood atonement," which,
despite energetic denials. Miss Eliza-
beth Dickenson says is still a part
of the li\ing creed. Miss Dickenson
believes Mrs. Pulitzer was a Mormon
who deserted the church. She de-
clares that she herself fled for her
life and for months lived in fear of
death because she renounced tha
Candidate of Senator I'latt for Llentenant
Governor of New York Was Forced
to (jult tha Kaca
Saratoga, N. Y., Sept. 24.—After
one of the most exciting episodes
in the history of New York politics,
George K. Sheldon was forced to
retire from the race for lieutenant
governor before the republican con-
vention. This announcement was
made at t>vo o'clock this morning
after a two-hours' consultation be-
tween Gov. Odell, Senator Piatt and
other leaders in Piatt's cottage. The
fight on Sheldon was led by Lieut.
Gov. Timothy L. Woodruff, but Sen-
ator Piatt early in the evening de-
clared Sheldon was in the race to
stay and that he (Piatt) would give
Mr. Woodruff "a little lesson in poli-
tics as well as in good manners."
It was then that Gov. Odell was sum-
moned from Albany for consultation
and he arrived here at ten o'clock
last night on a special train. Gov.
Odell insisted that Mr. Sheldon's
candidacy would jeopardize the whole
ticket. The governor added that he
had selected Mr. Sheldon for the
place and was his close personal
friend, but had reached the conclu-
sion that it was best Mr. Sheldon
NO CURE FOR TRUSTS
President Roosevelt Against a Re.
duction of the Tariff.
MORGAN IS INTERESTED.
1'. K. Plrkett and O. It. Cnnrtrlcht. of Wat-
•rloo. Withdraw from the Contest for
loucrfMUUU to Murrveri Ifvncloraon*
Des Moines, la., Sept. 23.—The nn-
nonneement of the withdrawal of
C. E. Pickett and O. B. Court right, of
Waterloo, from the contest for con-
gressman to succeed Speaker Hender-
son, removes the last Cummins man
from the race. Their action was in-
duced by the knowledge that the
action of the committee in leaving the
choice of the delegates to the origin-
al convention, rendering the selection
of a Henderson sympathizer certain.
Kla* of Trust Promoter* y noted as Centr-
ing to l>efeat the Ke-Klectlon of
Roosevelt In 1904.
Washington, Sept. 24.—Defeated in
his efforts to prevent the New York
republicans from indorsing President
Roosevelt, it is now the announced
determination of J. Pierpont Morgan
to tlefeat the nomination of Mr.
Roosevelt for president in 1904. If
he fails to accomplish his purpose by
securing the defeat of Mr. Roose-
velt in the republican convention,
he will try to secure the nomination
by the democrats of Grover Cleve-
land, or some democrat of that
school, and will throw him his sup-
port and that of the interests he rep-
resents. This is the plan to punish
Mr. Roosevelt for his anti-trust pol-
To Ball* floo- Room Hotel
St. Louis, Sept, 24.—The Methodist
Episcopal Epworth League union of
the city has definitely decided to
build a 500-room hotel in the vicinity
of the world's fair. The building
will be kuown as the Epworth League
hotel. It will be s permanent struc-
ture and planned that when the
world's fair is over it can be advan-
tageously used as an Epworth league
Dishonorable Dlsrharce Awaits Them.
Topeka. Kan.. Sept. 24.—Adjt. Gen.
Fox, of the Kansas militia, said that
the members of the First regiment
band of Ottawa would be dishonor-
ably discharged from the service as
soon us mnneuvers at Fort Riley are
over. The members of the band re
fused to take part in the maneuvers
as directed "by the state military au-
Plott'n* to Heat Hauler
South McAlester, I. T.. Sept. 24.—
A secret meeting of Choctaw Indians
was held yesterday at Paris, Tex.,
the purpose being to formulate a
plan to sent T. W. Hunter, who was
recently defeated by Green McCur-
toin for governor of the Choctaw na-
tion. The legislature meets Octo-
Criticised Knosetelt's Trust Poller.
Aurora, Mo., Sept. 24.—William J.
Rryan spoke here last night to a
crowd of about 4,000 people. \ Mr.
Rryan took' occasion to censure
President Roosevelt's- trust policy
and his speeches on his recent trip,
saving that ne bad not once spoken
about government bj Injunction.
I* • Speech at Cincinnati Be Maid That Asf
Chance In Preaant Schedule Would
He Detrimental to Hnsi-
Cincinnati, Sept. 22. — President
Roosevelt delivered his anti-trust
speech here that lias been awaited
anxiously. Music hall was crowded
to the doors and there were still peo-
ple who couldn't get inside. Not only
did Mr. Roosevelt talk against a tariff
reduction, but he attempted to prove
that reductions in tariff would be
detrimental to all business and would
not cure the evils of the trusts. He
said there is only one way to deal
with the trust question, and that is
to curb the evils with legislation.
This legislation, he said, too, must
be careful, cautious legislation, that
will not bring about a panic in finan-
cial conditions. President Roose-
velt's address lasted an hour. He
frequently stopped to make local
comments and applications of points
in his manuscript, which he held in
his hand. At the conclusion of his
address he was compelled to remain
on the platform some time in re-
sponse to demonstrations, and the
band played several pieces after he
had concluded his address, the audi-
ence meantime waving handkerchiefs
aijo hats and cheering vociferously.
Speaking of the relation of the trusts
to the tariff, he said:
"The trusts can be damaged by
depriving them of the benefits of a
protective tariff, only oil condition
of damaging all their smaller com-
petitors, and all the wage-workers
employed in the industry. This point
is very important and it is desirable
to avoid und save willful misunder-
standing. My point is that changes
in the tariff would have little appre-
ciable effect on the trusts save as
they shaved in the general harm or
good proceeding-from such changes.
No tnriff change would help one of
our smaller corporations, or one of
our private individuals in business,
still less one of our wage-workers as
against a large corporation in the
same business; on thtf contrary, if it
bore heavily on the lari*e corpora-
tion it would inevitably be felt still
more by that corporation's weaker
rivals, while any injurious result
would of necessity be shared by both
the employer and employed in the
business concerned. The immediate
Introduction of substantial free trade
in all articles maintained by trusts,
that is, by the largest and most suc-
cessful corporations, would not affect
some of the most powerful of our
business combinations in the least,
save by the damage done to the gen-
eral business welfare of the coun-
try; others would undoubtedly be
seriously affected, but much less so
than their weaker rivals, while the
loss would be divided between the
capitalists and the laborers; and
after the years of panic and distress
had been lived through and some re-
turn to prosperity had occurred,
even though all were on a lower
plane of prosperity than before, the
relative difference between the trusts
snd their rivals would remain as
marked as ever."
THE ENGINEER FLED.
at Choctaw. Ok., a Freleht Crashed lata a
show Train, Kllltnt Three Persons
aad Woundlu« 36-
Choctaw, Ok.. Sept. 22.—A freight
train ran into the rear of Sells-Downs
show train standing on the main
track here, killing three people and
wounding 26, several fatally. All the
killed and wounded belonged to the
show except the conductor of the
show train, who is fatally hurt. Two
of the sleeping ears of the show train
were demolished and many occupants
were pinioned beneath the wreck-
age. The freight engine was not in-
jured, but the engineer cannot be
found snd it is presumed he feared
the wrath of the show people.
SAWS IN COB PIPES.
A Sheriff's Thought fulness Prevented a
Montana Train Kohher Getting Oat
of Jail at Knosville, Tana.
Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 22.—A box
intended for Rarvev Logan, the al-
leged Montana train robber, in jail
here, was Intercepted by the sheriff.
The box contained several packages
of tobacco and six cob pipes with long
stems. Over the mouths of the pipes
were seals. These were broken by
the sheriff, who found a steel saw 22
inches long in each pipe.
t'ostndlan of *300.000 Estate (lone.
lllgginsville. Mo., Sept. 21.—Theo-
dore Young, business nirent of the
Grove Young estate, has disappeared.
Grove Young died seven years ago,
leaving an estate worth $300,000. A
will proiided that after 30 years the
estate should be divided among the
heirs. Theodore Young, a near rela-
tive, was made business agent on a
salary. The first settlement since
he assumed charge was to have been
luadc last Monday.
Indian Territory News, i!
Porter for First Governor.
Pleasant I'orter, chief of the Creek
nut ion, is tieing boomed for governor
when statehood is accomplished,
says the Kansas City Star. The poli-
ticians of both the great parties in
the territory recogni/.e the influence
the Indian vote will have on political
affairs for years to come. It is like-
wise the consensus of opinion that
the Indian territory never will have
a territorial form of government,
but will be immediately absorbed by
Oklnhoma when that territory is
granted statehood. The meeting of
the chiefs called by I'leasant Porter,
chief of the Creek nation, it is al-
leged by those who are in the inner
circles, was a move to give Porter
an opportunity of going on record as
an advocate of statehood. The In-
dian territory republicans aro
pledged to Porter for the first gov-
ernor of the prospective state and
he also has strong influence in Ok-
lahoma. "Zack" Mnllhall and many
of the cattlemen who have received
favors from him in the past are ad-
vocating his prospective candidacy
among their friends and have enlisted
a strong following. The party press
will take up the campaign issue and
boom Porter until the statehood is-
sue is settled, when he will be the
party candidate for governor unless
the present plans miscarry. It Ib
said that the Creek annexation move-
ment which has practically been
abandoned, was designed for the
same purpose, but unexpected oppo-
sition killed it.
"Gboat" Story from Eurha.
The Kansas City Star perpetrates
the following: "The full-blood Cher-
okee Indians in the Spavinaw hills are
aroused over a "ghost." At the home
of Davy Yann. a full-blood who lives
near Eucha,-two girls were left alone
while the older persons were gone to
a picnic. The girls declare that
stones nnd sticks began to fall in the
yard. They became frightened and
ran to a neighbor's. They found no
one at home except three of the
younger Indians. No sooner had the
frightened children arrived than
more stones and sticks began to fall
on the roof and in the yard. They
looked everywhere, but could -see no
one. The family returned from the
picnic .and the house was again at-
tacked with rocks and sticks. When
the Yunns go out on the east side of
the house they say the stones come
from the west. A young son of Mr.
Yann went out to reconnoiter and re-
turned very much frightened, saying
he had seen a man with a head about
two feet long."
Petition to President Hooaetelt.
The annual convention of the W. C.
T. LT. of the Indian territory met at
Ardmore with a large attendance.
A petition was sent to President
Roosevelt requesting him, when this
country is given change of govern-
ment, to see that the temperance
laws shall remain as they now are.
The Indian territory was pictured as
an example of stringent temperance
laws. There is not a saloon within
the confines of the five civilized
Tr> Iiiu SIkmuI l.lahts.
The Missouri, Kansas A- Texaa
probably will adopt the Smith don-
ble-arm train signal. The bridge and
building department is putting in 18
new semaphores on the Choctaw di-
vision of the road, between Mtnjcogee
and Denison, Tex. The new signal
is mounted on a post 33 feet high, and
is so arranged that when a station
has orders for southbound train the
signal will not stop northbound
Home foi- Ex-Confederates.
There hns been a movement start-
ed by Col. J. ,1. McAlester for the es-
tablishment in South McAlester of
a home for indigent nnd infirm con-
federate soldiers within the Indian
territory. It is claimed there are 800
such in the territory, in addition to
mothers, wives and daughters who
Will also be eligible.
Thla Was 5JO Years Aco.
More than 20 years ago the late
Gov. Throckmorton, of the Chicka-
saw nation, camped with a |Mirty of
friends at Sulphur Springs, which
was then in the wilderness. The first
morning after their arrival they
went hunting and killed 21 wild tur-
keys, six deer nnd two cutainounts
Hnrned (iainhllnw Devices.
I'n,' d States ofticers raided ten
gambling houses in Ardmore. The
occupants had received a tip and
were away. All gambling parapher-
nalia and furniture was carried into
the street and burned.
lleiialrea .Vooo.tnto F~et of l.nmher.
Five million feet of lumber will l e
used in building the two tllnckwell.
Enid «S- Southern bridge* over the
Wsrslig from Headquartera.
A dispatch from Muscogee to tha
Kansas City Star said: "The chair-
man of the Dawes commission pub*
lishes a telegram from the secretary
of the interior stating that there
hus been complaint that federal offi-
cials have exceeded their authority
in Indian affairs, particularly in tho
election of governors in the Chicka-
saw and Choctaw nations, and that
hereafter such officials will be sum-
marily dealt with. The United Statea
Indian agent has received a notice
of the same import. The telegram
further states that the department
of justice is acting in conjunction
with the department of the interior,
and that action will be swift and
sure if another instance of such n
nature occurs. The trouble was
brought about when Mosely, tho
treaty governor of the Chickasaws,
was seated, and the opposition as-
serted that it was directly due to in-
timidation by government officials.
It is the policy of the government to
maintain a strictly neutral position
in such matters and such things as
are charged by the anti-treaty men
will not be tolerated. It is also de-
nied in government circles that fed-
eral officials have ever taken part in
any matter pertaining to elections in
the Indian country."
I.and* In the Cherokee Xatloa.
The commission to the five civilized
tribes has given out the following ap-
praisement of lands in the Cherokee
nation: Natural open bottom land,
$6.50 per acre; best black prairie
land, $6.50; bottom land, covered with
timber and thickets. $6.50; best
prairie other than black, $5; bottom
land subject to overflow, $4; prairie
land smooth and tillable, $4; rough
land free from rocks, $3; rolling land
free from rocks, $4; rocky prairie
land, $3; sandy prairie land, $3; alkali
prairie land, $3; hilly and rocky land,
$2; swamp land, $2.50; mountain
pasture land, $1.50; mountain land,
sandy loam, $1.50; mountain land,
silicious, $1; rough and rocky moun-
tain land, 50 cents; flint hills, 50
Banner to Tahlequah t nlon.
The Indian Territory W. C. T. U.
elected the following officers: Presi-
dent, Mrs. Laura E. Harsha, Musco-
gee. re-elected; vice president, Mrs.
K. L. E. Murrow. Atoka: correspond-
ing secretary. Miss Martha Gilmore.
Muscogee; recording secretary, Mrs.
E. A. Griswold, Holdenville; treas-
urer, Mrs. Fay Riggins, Holdenville.
The unien at Tahlequah was awarded
a banner for the greatest gain in
membership during the year.
Pierce Fend at Spokocee.
Four persons were killed, two dan-'
gerously wounded and several others
injured in a feud fight at Spokogee,
a new town on the Fort Smith &
Western railway, 35 miles west of
here. Clifford Rrooks, Willis Rrooka
and his son fell on one side, while
an old man by the name of Riddle
was killed on the other. John Rrooka
was mortally wounded and Jim Mc-
Karland. the leader of the other fac-
tion. will die of his wounds.
Bsv. McCurtain Not Guilty.
Oklahoma and Indian territory
newspapers are printing the state-
ment that Gov. Green McCurtain, of
the Choctaw nation, has defined Ok-
lahoma as meaning "red apple."
Gov. McCurtain is not guilty of such
a blunder. He said Okluhoina meant
"red people." A Guthrie newspaper
by mistake printed "apple" for "peo-
ple" in its headlines in publishing
Gov. McCurtain's letter and the error
Aaed Minister Dead.
Rev. Thomas A. Sanson. 78 years
old, is dead nt Muscogee. He was one
of the oldest citizens of Muscogee
and in early days had charge of the
Presbyterian mission, now Henry
Kendall college, when it was the only
mission under the supervision of the
church in the southwest. He was
father of Judge Sanson, master in
chancery for the Western judicial
district of the Indian territory.
Death Revealed Hla \V liereabouta.
Two years ngo N. R. Sloan, a
wealthy cattleman, disappeared from
his home, 13 miles southwest of South
McAlester. id all track of him was
lost. He provided liberally for his
family and no reason for his going
could be ascertained. Sloan was a
Knights Templar and Saturday the
Knights Templar lodge of South Mc-
Alester received official notice of
Sloan' death in Dnllas, Tex.
To Vote Waterworks Honda.
The South McAlester city council
ordered a special election to be held
Saturday, October 1ft. to vote on
bonding the city for $150,000 for the
construction of waterworks. The
plan adopteil provides for the build-
ing of a large reservoir on I'urkera*
ercek, a mile northwest of town.
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