The Searchlight (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 383, Ed. 1 Tuesday, May 1, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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t'oblishsd in the Interest of the Anti Horse
Thief Association by JAMKH KIHKWOOD, n>
lib E. Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie, Okla.
SuBSOBtPTiow PBioa—Eionvv Ckhtb a Keab
Kiitered as second-class matter, January 7,
1905, at the poatottice at Guthrie, Okla., under
the Act of Congress of March 8,1578.
Adopted a« the Official Paper of the National
Auti-llorse-Tliief Association ; also Otiiica! Pa
Xer of tile Oklajionn-lndiaii Territory State
Adopted as the official paper of the Sheriff'
Association of Oklahoma, at Its meeting at
Guthrie, on Jan. 18.190ft
Hates for advertising other than as de-crlbed
below famished on application.
Notices of strayed or stolon Block will be in
•erted without cunt to mom bora of the Asaocia
lion who are paid-np so bsori bers to The Search
light and are in good etaniliog witii the Assuci
tion on the date on which bucIi stock is lost
This applies to any Division «f Association
For uoumembers of the Association advertis
tng strayed or stolen stock will be at the rate of
$1.00 per head for horses and mules, 50 cents
per head for cattle notice; whore more than one
is described Bingly, BO cent!" pel head for each
description. On a lot of cattle where all are
covered by one general brand, $1.00 for the lot.
Stock taken Dp by members of the Association
or other persons, to bo charged same ,i,s above
and such charge can bo added to expense blli
when stock is delivered to'owuer.
All notices to rnn not less than three issues
unless notified to sooner discontinue.
For advertisement for person whose wlisre
abouts it is desired to know, One Dollar.
For advBi tisemnt for person wanted f®r fel
ony, One Dollar; except when otfeuso commit
ted was against a snbscriber to this paper at
time when felony was committed and in good
itauding in hie lodge, when advertisement
will be published without charge. Bnt such
advertising can be published only when ac
oomyanied by certificate that a warrant 1b in
the hands of an officer for such person ; and if
rew°rd is offered for capture of such person,
satisfactory evidence must bo sent that party
offering reward is responsible.
Cash must accompaaj advertisement*
PCBLJ8HHD TWICB a v7kkk — TUESDAYS
MAY 1, 1906,
TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS—ATTENTION.
Watch your paper this issue. If you
find tn X, your subscription bus ex-
pired. if there is any ratatake, please
let oie knorv to I tan rectify it.
NOTIOK TO SUJJSOIilBK&S.
la notifying us to change Postoffioe
address of your paper please state Post-
ofMce to whioh your mail has been prev
iOUsly koH5, \\ « O.Wiuut make be okaugu
without former address,
NOTICE TO LODGE SECRETARIES.
Please send in your old ohartor and
reoeive a new one under the new State
Association, to oonform with oharter
granted from Territory. New charters
will contain the names on old oharter,
exoept where ohange is asked for. Old
No will be retained, The ohange will
not oost the lodges anything.
Jas, Kirkwood, Prea.
BRIDE OF FOURTEEN YEARS.
Father Seeks to Have Marriage of
Ardmore, X. T., April 24.—Master !n
Chancery Ilinkle, appointed by Federal
Judge Townsond to take testimony in
tho cass of Mrs. Laura McKasson Imit-
shee, who recently married Jonas For-
ehee, hag reported that tho girl is un-
der 14 years of age. After tho wedding
the father of the girl sought to have
the marriage annulled. It developed
that Miss McKasson ran away from
home. She resides at Cornish and Is the
(laughter of T. F. McKasson, an inter-
married citizen of that section. The case
attracted much attention.
IN THE CURTIS BILL.
Muskogee, I. T., April CC.—The ab-
sorbing topic of interest in Indian
Territory today is the provisions of
the Curtis bill. Not a copy of this bill
has yet been received in tho Terri-
tory. With th? assistance of the sec-
retary of the Dawes Commission, Wm.
O. Beall and Indian Agent Kelsey,
your correspondent has been ablo to
compile from the mneivlcxl bill and
the Congressional Itpcord the follow-
ing important in-qjis'tons tn the bill
which are thq ones from whfich most
iifformatlon lg sought:
New Born Children.— For ninety
days after the Prevalent approves tho
Cjictis bill ]>i>lfc\Ttion will bo received
for tho enrollment of ohfldre* who
were mini *8 living on flit) fourth day
of Mareh, 190.4!, and whoio parents
have be^n <>71 polled ns citizens of the
Choctaw, Chickwvaw, Creek or Chero-
kee Nations, er have af)pli«atlpn«
peaitrng for enrollment.
Deeds to Allottees.—All patents will
be issued hereafter in the name of
the original allottee, whether he be liv-
ing or dead. If dead, the conveyance
inurne to the grantee, if he had legal-
ly transferred the same, otherwise his
heirs, and the Secretary qf the Inter-
ior will deliver the patent fo the
party entitled to receive it.
Game Park.—The plan of Capt. Jack
Gordon o£ Paris, Tex., tfo secure a
great game park in tho Choctaw na-
tion t.s nui.de passible by a provision
which autftorlzoa withdrawal from al-
MmenS 12,000 aeres 1n He Ch<*t3W
nation m a J- ho ^urcliaijcd fis
tfmVcr laud ITT. a, ^ri^o not £lian
the a'pprais value, the sale to
be made to tho highest bidder and
under the direction of the Secretary of
Town Lot Sales.—In all tho towns
of the five nations where payments
on lots are r st due, such payment
must be made within sixty days or
else all payments previously made are
forfeited. In the future any payment
that runs past due thirty days will
cause tho prior payments to be for-
feited and the lots will revert to the
Deeds to Corporations and Churches
—Lafids heretofore reserved from al-
lotment for school and church pur-
poses are at once to be deeded to such
beneficiaries, provided the land has
not been abandoned by tho
ganization. The Murrow Orphan
Home for Indians at Atoka is to re-
ceive dc-eds to all lands which have
been donated to it by allottees at
once. Provision is also made for deed-
ing to this home all lands that allot-
tees may donate to it in the future.
Laird condemned by railroads for rail-
road purposes and not so -used shall
revert to tho original allottee, and if
it is in an incorporated town, then
uch property goes to the municipa-
Tribal Buildings.—All tribal build-
ings, such as school houses, council
and court houses, pass Into the custo-
dy of the Secretary of Interior, with
the provision that for one year the
state, county, territory or municipal
ity wherein such property is located
shall for one year have tho privilege
of buying such property at not lessn
than the value at which it is apprais-
ed by the government. ,
Restrictions.—Tho present restric-
tions on sale of land remain as at
present with the exception of the land
of £ull-bloods. Restriction on the sale
of all la.nd held by full-bloods of all
the nations is to run for a period of
twenty-five years. It is believed by
attorneys that this restriction cannot
be held valid in instances where pat-
ents have already been delivered to
allottees and fhey as well as their
land, have piassed beyond tho super-
vision of the government and are citi-
zens of the United Staters.
Dead Claims.—Their is a provision
thaj all lands belonging to deceased
allottees may be soM whether the
patent has bean issued or not. This
includes the homestead. This may
be sold without restriction except
where the heirs are minors when ft
Ua,s to be done under the supervision
<xf the Secretary of Interior.
Mt<un? WM .-f-Every allottee of
law#*I age may btujuoath his allot-
mont t© whomsoever ho will, though
the full-bleol Indian, in certain cases,
must have his will approved by the
United States court.
Roads.—Provision is made for a
public aoad two rods wide on every
section line in all the nations exoept
the Creek nation, where the estab-
lished roads are three rods wide.
Power Companies—Light and power
companies are authorized to condemn
land for the purpose of constructing
dams in non-navigable streams where
a, satisfactory settlement cannot oth-
erwise bo made, the transfer being
similar to the present la\y under which
raBlroffds acquire H^ht-of-way.
P&wer to Citios.^Towns of over
popul!#ion are empowered to -va-
cate etree'ts and alleys, compel the
building of sidewalks and paving and
pssess the cost in tax bills against the
abutting property, tho total cost of
such improvement not to exceed 20 per
cent of the valuation of such property.
The tax bills cannot be collected at
more than 1 per cent per year and
bear 6 per cent interest. The city is-
sues script bearing C per cent to make
immediate payment for the improve-
ments. The right to tax all railroad
property within the city limits,
except rolliug stock, the same as any
other property is conferred, and such,
corporations have the right to appeal
to the courts in case of alleged un-
Other provisions of tho bill relate
almost exclusively to the detail work
of a settlement of the allotment of
the Indian lands and the work of the
Dawes Commission in general.
AFTER OIL LESSEES.
Washington, D. C., April 30.—Sus-
pecting that Guffey and Gailey in
leasing oil lands in Indian Territory
are operating in the interest of the
Standard Oil company, Secretary
Hitchcock has called on these gentle-
men to prove that they have not vio-
lated the fundamental condition of the
lease, which is that "no lease shall be
sub-let, transferred or a?signed with-
out the consent or approval of the
secretary of the interior." Guffey and
Gailey have recently transferred their
leases in Indian Territory to T. N.
Barnsdall without notifying tho de-
partment of the transfer, and to this
extent, at least, they seem to have vio-
lated tho conditions of their lease,
j Whether Barnsdall is tho representa-
STOLEN- 7>100 HEWAUD.—Stolen from Cres-
cent Logan countty, Int.- Saturday night or
early Sunday morning, April 28-29: One span
of mares, <> years old, weight 1000 pounds, good
lookers One of t|iom is pigeon-tood behind
Were driven to a John Deern buggy, body aial
running gears blacK, red tongue ; buggy top was
a little torn and a small tear in inside lining;
buggy was nearly now; has green cariiet on bot-
tom. Harness is a set of good work harness.
Will pay $100 reward lor team and thief. Ad-
dress or wire Searchlight office, or Bart Mur-
phy, Slier iff, Qutlirie IW
On (-bay pony, tho other brown.
<TOLKN- .*50 HEW *RJ). Stolen from (Juth-
i i", Friday uiglit, April 27tli: One darK sor-
rel mare, weight about WO pounds, spavin on
right liiml leg, splint on each fore leg below the
knee, welt on right hip, saddle m n ks on bacK,
gray spot on left shoulder, travels wide in hind
legs, no shoes, dark mane and tail. One light
leather saddle, horn broken oil but nailed on
again, wood stirrup, black saddle hlauKet,
lined with red. $25 reward for stuff, $25 reward
for thief. Wire information to Hart Murphy,
Sheriff, Qutlirie, Okla. |.'«<4
partment, was in conference with Sec-
retary Hitchcock. After tho confer-
ence Mr. Hitchcock announced that
until lie had made further investiga-
tions he would not cancel the leases.
Barnsdall is said to have paid
Guffey and Gailey $2,500,UH0 for their
leases and then to have capitalized
them at $S,000,000. It was this large
capitalization which aroused the sus-
picion that the Standard Oil company
was the financial power back of
The law on the subject is very
clear. Not only does it provide that
tho leases shall not be transferred
without the consent of the secretary
of tho interior, but that not more than
4,800 acres of land shall be held by
any one individual, firm or corpora-
The matter was first called to the
attention of the secretary about two
weeks ago by J. George Wright, In-
dian inspector at Muskogee. Wright
asserted that Barnsdall was acting for
tho Standard Oil company. The sec-
retary ordered him to make a further
Investigation at Pittsburg, which is>
the home of Mr. Guffey, and the re-
sult of this investigation is said to
have confirmed Mr. Wright's sus-
picion. Wright reported that Barns-
dall admitted that he had organized n
company to develop oil lauds which
he had got from Guffey and Gailey.
Thereupon the secretary called on
Colonel Guffey for a statement, and
this., rtateui' i>t is to be made in a few
Tho question is under consideration
at the interior department and for two
hours this afternoon Judge Proudfit,
assistant attorney general for tho de-
tive of the Standard Oil company re-
mains to bo determined.
INJURED IN EXPLOSION.
Chicago, 111., April 30.—Two labor-
ers were killed and five severely in-
jured today by an explosion in the
cupola in tho plant of the Illinois
Steel company in South Chicago.
LOCAL LODGE MEETINGS.
No. 130.—Officers and members will
please note that there is to bo businoss
of importance at the next regular moet-
ing, on Saturday, May 5. Let's all
turn out and make us a surprise party.
—John R. Shoop, Seo'y.
No, :178.—All membora of No, aro
requested to be preaent at next regular
meeting, socond Saturday in May. Im-
portant business, and election of presi
dent, vice president, marshal, guard,
eto. Order opens at 2 o'clcc.k promtp
ly.—Wm. R, Lamb, Sec'y.
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