The Reporter. (Chelsea, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 52, Ed. 1 Friday, May 1, 1903 Page: 7 of 8
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LEGISLATORS IH A RIOT.
T'T/r'* r"r ,orTo
in order to encourage the Indians
farming properly, the
Arapahoe Cheyenne agent at Colony
lias offered premiums to he uwarded
ut an old-time country fair this fall
where none but Indians Mill he al-
lowed to compete. All manner of farm
products arc to be raised by them
for the event. The prize products
Tc to be included in the Indian ex-
liihit at the Louisiana Puri'liu&e ex-
position, as ore also the samples of
needlework and other trades being
taught the women under iSegcr'a in-
structions. Indians xvho never before
did a stroke of work are becoming
He Unit Uotii Wives.
John Alobrny, a farmer, has two
wives on his hands. A few years ago
he came west with a wife and settled
at Tahlequah. She did not like the
country and returned to her eastern
lioine. Shortly after Mobray received
i> letter purporting to be signed by
his mother-in-law, stating that his
wife had died. He proceeded in due
time to marry another woman, and
got religion of the Holiness variety.
Now his first wife hu« returned to
claim him. Under his religion he can-
not get n divorce. While trying to
fiffiire out a way out of the predica-
ment he has left both wives.
More Money f«r Schools.
The schools of the Choctaw and
'Chickasaw nations ure maintained by
royalties from coal and asphalt
leases, and the rapid development of
the coal and asphalt industry of these
nations will enable the tribal officers
to almost double their school facili-
ties this coming year. The royalty
< n cool has been fixed at eight cents
n ton, and on asphalt at 00 cents per
ton. The royalties now agrregate
•ever $250,000 a year.
Peoria* Want (loud Roadi.
The Indians of the Peoria reser-
vation have started a "good roads" i
movement. They are voluntarily en-
tering into an arrangement by which
•each Indian puts up five cents for
each acre of his land, to be used in
buying rood machines. Then each
•one agrees to grade the ronds along
Lnder the provisions of the agree,
ments entered into between the
I mted State* government and the
Cherokee, Chocktaw and Chickasaw
Indians, it becomes the duty of the
agent of the union agency to place
the allottees in unrestricted posses-
sion of their allotments, and remove
objectionable persons therefrom. For
the convenience of the Choctuws,
Uiickasaws and Cherokees, the agent
will locate a clerk at Tishomingo,
Atoka and Tahlequah, in order that
the provisions of the above agree-
ments may be enforced.
Trnlaln* the Tom« llnnd..
A new departure iu Cherokee
schools is the industrial school near
I'ryor Creek. There are l.iO children
in this school, all of the Cherokea
orphans, and they are given an in-
dustrial as well us a literary course.
Special uttention is devoted to farm-
ing and housekeeping, for every one
of these children will have a farm as
their part of the nation segregation,
and l'rof. Copock sees the great
importance of training their hands.
The school has 120 acres of land and
will rent more as it is needed.
The "Katj" < lain. Piled.
Attorneys for the M., K. A T. rail-
road have served notice on govern-
ment land officers that their company
will expect every other section of
land for ten miles on each side of the
ruilroad through the Chickasaw and
Choctaw nations. The road claims
it was offered that much land by the
government as a bonus for building
its line. a
Speaker Millar, of the Mlteola Haas*. railed
from Mia Chair had Maw rrealdlag
Aaaloua to (iet Choctaw Timber.
When will lumbermen be able to
get th#ir hooks on the $25,000,000
worth of timber in the Choctaw . . .
nation? The Choctaw country is j n,m,e "• extended talk on the
now being allotted. Lumbermen be- | constitutional status of the existing
Springfield, 111, April 84.—Wild
disorder arose yesterday in the house
of representatives over municipal
ownership bills. Adherents of the
Mueller, bill, indignant at Speaker
Miller's ruling in favor of the Lindly
bill, attempted to pull the speaker
from his chair. The speaker raised
his voice above the turmoil and de-
clared the house adjourned. There-
upon Representative Murray, Muel-
ler-bill man. called for the election
of a speaker pro teni. Charles Allen,
of Vermillion, was selected but had
difficulty in forcing his way to the
s|M>akcr's chair. The aisles were
thronged with a crowd so excited
that it was almost a mob. Eventually
he made the passage, and Henry
Beitler was mode clerk. It was
found exceedingly difficult, however,
to accomplish business.
Speaker Miller hud carried the
gavel to his room and there was a
momentary embarrassment owing to
the absence of this emblem of
authority. Mr. Schlagenhausf, how-
ever, rose to the emergency and
brought up the rung of a disabled
chair and handed It to Mr. Allen.
The Fpeaker was surrounded by a
large number of members, both dem-
ocrats and republicans. He at once
made an attempt to restore order
and requested the members to re-
sume their seats.
The municipal ownership fight Is
the most interesting which the state
capital has witnessed in many years.
Chicago sentiment ie said to favor
the Mueller bill, and Mayor Harrison,
Croeme Stewart, the recently-defeat-
ed candidate for Chicago's mayorality
chair, John M. Harlan and others of
influence, have been here several days
working for it.
After much confusion and a great
deol of delay the roll call was finally
completed. It showed 97 member's
present. Mr. Sherman (rep.) then
ieha Karl, of tb Loots, land Hot Cohen
Whan III* Children Kafuaad to far-
form Ac robotic reals.
at. Louis. April 33.—The Humane
society hue taken two children,
CJeorge Miggie and Florence Miggie,
aud 7 years old. from the home of
John Earl, on Washington avenue.
K rl is in jail, charged with mistreat-
ing them. The boy's back is lacerated
to his hipu, both eyes are discolored,
and four of his teeth are missing,
rhe little girl is in worse condition.
On the instep of her right foot is
wound caused, it is believed, by the
tpplicstion of a glowing poker. Farts
of her stocking had been burned into
the flesh. Four fresh scars are on
her left leg, and there is a deep scalp
wound in the top of her head. The
Humane society chnrges that Earl
inflicted these injuries as punishment
because the children failed to perform
acrobatic feats he endeavored to
In Kxrellcat Shape.
Benjamin S. Copock, supervisor of
the Cherokee schools, says the
■chopls of this Indian nation are in
excellent shape now. There are 1K0
pupils in the female seminary at
ruhle<|uah, aud iu the mule seminary
there arc 1«0. There will Ik- 22 grad
uatcs this year, 10 girls and six boys.
Wiping -at old Trails.
Nearly lift "the'old Indian trails and
old roads iu the Cherokee nation are
being wiped out through a recent
order of the interior department.
Th<> order requires all femes to be
built along section lilies. This, of
course, means that public roads must
te along section lines.
fata Oat lllaatratloaa.
President Koosevelt's order to cut
down the expense of public printing
has eliminated one of the best feat-
ures of the reports of the federal
authorities of the Indian territory.
One of the best ways of showing the
change^ in the Indian nations was
To Sprinkle Streets With Oil.
Durant will be the first in the terri-
tory to sprinkle its streets with oil.
The business men have formed nn
organization and subscribed liberally
to a fund for that purpose. Oil loys
the dust better than water and is
almost as cheap. It will be purchased
by the carload.
Toatlrd l> with the Snakes.
Rev. (iilbert Johnson, a Presby-
terian minister In the Henrietta dls-
trict, was on the carpet before the
presbytery at Okmulgee. He was
tangled up in the Snake Indian up-
risings and was arrested along with
the Snakes and sent to jail for
Oa the Rolls.
There arc on the rolls of the Choc-
taw nnd Chickasaw tribes of Indian*
2ii.2U names, distributed ns follows:
Choctaws by blood and marriage,
14.172; Choctaw freedmen. 2.38f>; Mis-
sissippi Choctaws, 1,091; Chlckasaws
by blood and marriage, 4.420; Chicka-
saw freedmen, 4,217. ,
Double punishment is inflicted upon
the prisoners iu the federal jail at
Muskogee. Besides being held in
close confinement with 18 guards
tirmed with Winchesters standing
over them, they are required to take
ti bath every day.
lieve they can get hold of the timber
as soon as the allotment is made.
J**ron> Fort Smith to Weleetka.
The Fort Smith A Western rail-
session of the house. He said that
!<7 mcmliers constituted a constitu-
tional majority nnd thot the rules of
the house organization were in force
•" the present session. He held that
road has established train service be- the house was not destroyed by the
tween Fort Smith, Ark., ami Weleet- abdication or withdrawal of its reg-
ka, a distance of 120 miles. The con- ular presiding officer. "He might
struction of depots between Weleetka die," said Mr. Sherman, "and for par-
and Guthrie, Ok., is now in progress. ; liamentary purposes in this house.
Taraed Jew to Marry.
Miss Mary Russell, a former Pres-
byterian, switched religion in order to
marry Augustus Hass, a Jewish mer-
chant of Atoka. After she was re-
ceived into the Jewish church, the
mnrriage ceremony was performed.
he is now dead."
The Mueller bill was
TYNER SUMMARILY REMOVED.
Aulatant Attorney tieneral of Post once
department May lie Pro.rented for
I'ermlttlBK Theft of Document*. _
| . V"|* •" ,lond"- Washington. A^riT 4.-Postmaster
Chickasha will soon vote on a prop- General Payne has eummarily re-
issue five per cent. 30-year moved James M. Tyner, assistant ut-
ooiras iu the following amounts: | forney general for the post office de-
hor waterworks, $73,000; sewerage, partmcnt. He took this uction in
♦25,000; street paving, $10,000: to |«iy
off present indebtedness, $23,000.
Receipts of the Muskogee post office
for March were $5,167, as against
$3,702 for March last year. There
were 23,000 letters registered and 15,-
000 money orders issued. The post
office has 15 employes.
Indian Killed an ladlaa.
A well-known Indian character
named Ofasubby was shot and killed
by William Sealy, an Indian, near
Kingston. The men became involved
in a dispute over a wire fence. Sealy
To Protect ladlaa Allottees.
The secretary of the interior has
established a department at Musko*
gee. judicial in its nature, to protect
the Indian allottees from intruders.
It is known as the department of
deeds nnd leases.
Xew Baah for Maaho*e*.
fieorge K. Williams, president of
the Oklahoma Itankers' association,
is at the head of a syndicate which
will start a bank at Muskogee capi-
talized at $100,000. A new building
will be erected.
Hobbed Craves for Jewelrjr.
Two negroes are under arrest at
Muskogee for robbing a grave in the
cemetery there. They confessed,
saying that they were in the bustnesa
for the jewelry they could find on
tom Toll Drldce.
The Clarksville toll bridge
letter detailing sensational charges
in connection with the abstraction of
important papers from Mr. Tyner'*
Dfllce. The letter states that on Tues-
day Mrs. Tyner came to the office
and with the aid of a safe expert
abstracted from the safe all the pa-
pers and records. These she took
sway, subsequently refusing to give
them up to an inspector. The case
has been referred to the department
LEE BACK TO ST. LOUIS.
lefferlne Physically nd Weary and Wore
lie Declared lie Was Out of
St. Louis, April S4.—Suffering
physically and weary and worn from
ratigue, Lieut. Gov. John A. Lee, who
left Kansas City last Thursday night
nd arrived in Chicago Friday morn-
ing, returned to St. Louis last night
accompanied by his wife, who a few
days ago went to Chicago to see her
"I am done with politics forever,**
asserted Gov. Lee last n;ght. "I am
s sick man and I need rest. Anyone
who says that I am not a sick man
never passed through my experience
of the past few days."
MANY TROOPS SLAUGHTERED.
In Somallland. Rest Africa. IO Officers and
IMO Men Out of * SO Were Killed
Allen, Arabia, April 84.—The Hrit-
Ish transport Hurdinge arrived here
Thursday from Berbero, the capital
Roosevelt to Speak In tSarmaa.
Topeka, Kan., April 23.—President
Roosevelt's trip through Kansas will
be marked by an unique event. On
Saturday, May 2, the president's spe-
cial will pass through Kllis county
and the president has consented to
stop at Victoria nnd deliver a speech
in German to bis Russian constitu-
ents. It will doubtless be the first
time in the history of the country
that a president lias delivered
speech in u foreigu tongue.
Arbor Day la Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., April 23.—Arbor day
was observed throughout Nebraska
on Wednesday and by the schools was
given special attention. Hanks were
closed for the day, although bnsinesa
was not generally suspended. At the
schools iu this and other cities tlio
afternoon was generally given up to
tree nnd shrub planting, and teachers
explained the significance of the day.
Walter* Strike In Kansas Cltr.
Kansas City, Mo., April 23.—Be-
cause (he Restaurant Men's Protect-
ive association refused to deal with
or recognize the Cooks' und Waiters'
tmion 200 members of the union laid
down their plates and napkins and
left their places at nix o'clock last
night. Practically every restaurant
in Kansas City that employs union
labor is affected by the walkout.
Olln Castle Remarrtea.
Eldorado, Kan.. April 23,-OUn Cas-
tle, husband of Clara Wiley Castle,
whose throat was cut with a razor
when n bride of only one week by
Jessie Morrison, was married in Long
Beach, Cal., to Miss Lillian I>e Tal-
ente, of Whitcwnter, Kan., who was
formerly editor of the Whitewater In-
dependent nnd also a reporter on the
Vanderbllt to Mary Mr*. Ratherford.
New York, April 23.—Oliver Harri-
mun, brother of Mrs. Louise M. Ruth-
erfurd, has confirmed the report that
his \tfster is to be married to W. K.
VaiKterbilt. The ceremony, Mr. liar-
riinun said, will take place April 29
and probably at the home of Henry
White, secretary of the American em-
bassy in London.
Tbe father of Teenty-Tno Children Dice.
(ircenup, Ky., April 23.—A man aft-
er President Roosevelt's ideal died
Tuesday at his home on Klkhorn
creek", ut the age. of 83 years. He
was Amos Gillum. and was'the father
of 22 children by two wives. All save
one of them are alive and these 21
were all present at the death of their
Bloomington Republicans surprised.
bloomington. 111., April 23 —At the
municipal election here the democrats
elected George C. Morrison mayor by
700 plurulity, carrying five of the
seven wards. The result was a great
surprise. This was the first time in
18 years that the republicans failed
to clect their candidate for mayor.
Can teamed to fUxty Murders.
Victoria. B. C.. April 23.—Advices
by the steamer Empress of China tell
of the-crucifixion of a Chinese des-
perado- in Kwang Tung who con-
fessed to 60 murders. When he con-
fessed to so many crimes it was de-
cided thnt decapitation was too len-
ient and he was crucified.
A. nervou®i Irritable mother, often cfn the verge of hysterica, te
unfit to care for children: it ruins a child's disposition
shattered1 nerves cwSi'b? somedSSEST ^JSSSSJS
rtaU *****ot ^and 8he fa °n ver*>
j, }^ei1. a mother finds that she cannot be calm and quiet with her
— tj1"* her condition needs attention, and she can.
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FORFEIT if *• cannot forthwith prod are the orictul letters and nisnati
above testimonial*, which will prove their sbaolot. ulncnw ^
Ljdla X. lUnkluun Madidaa Co.. Lyaa.
the Arkansas river, three quarters of 'of Somallland, East Africa, and con-
a mile in length, has been opened for
tratlie. It is the sccond longest
bridge west of the Mississippi.
Would Connect Two Ton na.
Ohio capitalists have asked for a
street railway franchise at Muskogee.
They want to connect Muskogee and
Webber Falls, 20 miles southeast,
with a trolley' system.
Hnllrnnda t an Dn) Timber. I Cherokee tirneral Election.
Special provision has been inadn | Chief Huffing!on, of the Cherokee
tribe, has called an election for
August 3 to elect n principal chief,
ussistant chief aud members of the
whereby railroad companies building
In the Indian country can secure na-
tive timber for use in the construc-
tion of tlicir lines.
Tn Pimt ure 000,000 Cattle.
fleorjte A. Abbott, of Knn Angelo,
Te*., bad 3,r>oo head of cuttle ipmr>
tcred near Tulsa on their way to
pasture in the Osage reservation. He
believes not less thnn 000,000 bead
will find their way to that uatinn
from l.is jwrt of Texas.
Iteaulnr Tralna llnnnlua.
The Ij^t spiko was driven on Ihe
I>o«-k Island brunch known as the
Paul's Valley extension betwcca
Chickasl a ami Paul's Valley and reg-
ular i•-ulna bsvc begun runiiiiij.
firmed the report of a British defeat
in Somnliland. The oOicers of the
Hnrdinge say that 10 officers and ISO
men, out of a total Hritlsli force of
220 men. were killed recently in an
engagement with the Somalis.
Insane Man Wrecked 1 rain.
Kansas City. Mo., April 2.1.—Charles
Sutton, an insane patient at the city
hospital, escaped Wednesday and,
running to the railroad track of the
Kansas City Belt railway at Twen-
tieth «id therry streets, threw open
a switch, derailing four empty bo*
cars of a freight train.
tilvlas Them Fair Warning.
"And now that you have 6nithrd college,
w'aat are yon going to do?" asked a. fn«iui
of the youthful candidate.
1 thall study medicine," waa the grave
reply of the young m n.
"But isn't that profession already over-
crowded ?" a ktd the frieml.
"Possibly it is," aid t he knowing .vouth.
"but I propose to atudy medicine ju t the
eame, and tbo*e who are already in the pro-
fettion will havt to take their chances."—
Mere sharpness will not accomplish great
th:ng<. Bark of a keen edge it needs weight
to cut down trees. Hence the ax is u*eu —
not the raior.—Welliprmg.
Tue cheerful live longest in years, and
afterward in our regard*.—Uovee.
Metapb>alea la Seotek.
A Scotchman thus ilefines metsphysiest
"When a mon whs' krns naething a boot
any subject, takes a subject that cue inoa
kens anything aboot and explains it to a
itfcer mon still more ignorant than himasil
—that is metaphysics. —Lyre.
The Wreii taaster.
Mrs. Bargain Hunter—I want to get "The
Mm with the Hoe."
Clerk (at hosiery counter)—You'll fiai
him in the agricultural department, la
the man with the hose.—N. V. Titnee.
Somehow the game that ia not worth ths
csnvile never lacks lor either players or ca*
A wise man make* many friends and few
confidants.—Chicago Daily News.
E*-Secretary of War Kainaey Dead.
St. l'aul, Minn.. April 24. Alexan-
der Itamscy, ex-governor of Minne-
Bota, secrctury of wur under Presi-
dent Hayes, for two terms Cnited
Ktntes senator from Minnesota anil
for whom the county in which St. Paul
Philippine Army Officer a Malelda.
Manna, April 23.—Lieut. Col. Henry
W. Sprole, of the First cavalry, shot
himself in the head with a revolver
at Taut, province of Batangas, and
died immediately afterwards. His
brother officers say he was tempo-
Dnrlmr In Algerian Iteaert.
El Kreiiler, Algeria, April 23.—Pres-
ident l.oubet participated in u verit-
able durbar of the nomadic tribes-
men ot the desert. The tribesmen
Is located was named, died at his Inhered in thousands from all parts
Did Dr. nolllna Start Klref
Dr. John Itollins, of Duncan, was
arrested for starting the fire which
destroyed $65,000 worth of property
nt Duncan on March 2*.
Arruaeil of tram.
"Lump" Atkins, a p.-ominent Chero-
kee Indian, is accused of burning the
home of a widow woman named lira-
ham, near Durant.
'.nraeat Territory Orchard.
C. W. (larrett is planting a AO-acre
orchard neur Muskogee, which will
be the largest in the territory.
last night. He was bS
Kloped with Her F.x-lluahand.
Ouiahn. Neb., April 24.—Miss l'earl
Sawyer last niglit eloped with Wil-
liam Ostrander, Jr., making her sec-
ond runaway marriage with the same
lunn within n year. Previously she
won a suit for a divorce snd was
grnnteil $f>00 alimony which was paid.
And Miss Sawyer is not yet of uge.
I-ord BakSMS May f'nme In IIIO I.
London, April 24. -Tile government
is considering appointing Field Mar-
shal Lord Hoberts sa special com
mlssioner to represent 'treat Britain
■t the St. Louia exposition.
of southern Algeria for
of oriental splendor.
Many Pertahed In SUeata Sm.watonn.
Breslau, Silesia. April 23.—Dis-
patcher troni various parta of Silesia
report that the bodies of 13 persons
who were fro/en to death during
Sunday's snowstorm have been found
in snowdrifts. A number of people
are still missing.
I New Vork Stock Kiehanr* Dedicated.
New York. April 83.—The members
of the New York Stock exchnnge
abandoned business yesterday and
devoted themselves to the ceremo-
nies incklrnt to the dedicnticn of
| their ht'.nilsotne new building.
Just what it was 25 years ago,
St. Jacobs Oil
The prompt, sure cure for
SORENESS AND STIFFNESS
Price, 25c. and 50c.
^ by wearing W. 1_ Douglas 1>X£0 or 63 shun.
"icy are just ss food ia every way as those that
have been costiua vou from *4.tiu to #3X0. Tb«
Immense stile of VV. 1.. Douglas tboes provaa
ipertoritv over all other tuukes.
by rebdl sLoe dealers •vcrrabCTa.
I. genuine hare name and priea
tamped on tho bottom. Take no
Dslitute. l~r.it ( \4ct KyrttU mirf-
W. i.. Uouctai S4 fait I dea
■ ' cannot bo equalled
ut any prion.
W. I* DoucHa "v Im and s*Ua mora wirt
rait > hsnfl — w i d proi wi
h.r ni.intifa'-t\trcr in tho wi
in| Will ti. puid i o snyon. i
lltl ran disprove Ihlsslole
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