The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 26, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 22, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SOUTHWEST WORLD
Independent In AH Things.,
A Strictly Guthrie Paper.
GUTIIRIK, OKLA., AUG. 22, 1903.
If you want to buy the Very Best Shoes at
Money-Saving Prices now is your oppor-
Choice of all $2.00 Shoes now
Choice of all $2.50 Shoes now
Choice of all $3.50 Shoes now
Choice of all $3.00 Oxfords now
Choice of all $1.50 Oxfords now
It is our Cleaning Up Tittle on all Odds,
Ends, Etc. No matter what you want in
Shoes you will find it here at Money-Saving
Euchee Indians Cele
brate Annual Fete.
A Religious Occasion.
That Is Held In High Kever-
atlee By the Enchee Tribe
—They Drink Medi-
cine and Dance.
ONE PRICE SHOE DEALER.
the Indian Territory
01 Much Excellent fuel.
They Average From Three
to Five Feet In Thickness—
An Abundance For
The coal beds of Indian Terri-
tory are generally from three to
five feet in thickness and the pro-
dutt is of excellent quality for
steam and domestic purposes and
also for the manufacture of coke
and gas. The coal area of the
Choctaw nation is a continuation
of the Arkansas fields. Begin-
ning at Howe this field extends
to a point about five miles west
of South McAlester. At this
end the segregation map shows a
thin belt of coal land extending
in a southeasterly direction.
Above the eastern end of this
coal belt there is an area in which
are located the McCurtain mines.
Here the coal is of a semi-anth-
racite qualtty, although no coke
is yet being made here. At Howe
the process of making coke has
been going on for some years and
the coal there is well adapted to
that purpose. The same may be
said of the coal in other parts of
the territory. In the western
district of the Indian Territory
is found coal which as one expert
expresses it, makes gas of as fine
quality as any to be found in the
country. For steam, domestic,
cooking and gas purposes the In-
dian Territory coal takes high
Harry Strough was in Oklaho-
ma City last Sunday.
Bill Nye and the Cow.
When I was young and used to
roam around over the country and
gather watermelons in the light
of the tncon. I used to think
I could milk anybodys cow, but
I don't think so now. I do not
milk the cow unless the sign is
is right and it hasn't been right
for several years. The last cow
I tried to milk was a common cow
born in obscurity, kind of self-
made cow. I remember her brow
was low, but she wore her tail
high and she was naughty, oh so
naughty. I made a common-
place remark to her. One that
is used in the very best society,
one that need not give offense. I
said: "So"—and she "Soed."
Then I told her to "Hist" and
she "Histed." But I thought shs
overdid it. She put too much ex-
pression in it. Just then I heard
something crash through the
window of the barn and fall with
a thud outside. The neighbors
came to see what it was that
caused the noise. They lound
that I had done it in getting
through the window. I asked
the neighbors if the cow was in-
jured much. They said that she
seemed quite robust. Then I re-
quested thein to go in and calm
the cow a little and see if they
could get my plug hat oft' her
horns. I am buying all our milk
from a milkman. I select a gen-
tle milkman, who will not kick
and feel as though I can trust
him. Then, if he feels as though
he can trust me, it's all right.—
Our real estate men are becom-
ing very jubilant over the pros-
pects for this fall in their line of
business. Deals in real estate
are more numerous now than at
any time during the past year.
It isn't wise to wear low quarter
shoes until you have examined
the heels of your drop-stiched
hosiery for holes.
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Herndon,
celebrated their golden wedding
at the home of their daughter,
Mrs. Lloyd Overlees, last Satur-
day evening. Many invited
guests were present to help make
the affair a pleasant one. A sump-
tuous supper was served, which
was highly enjoyed. Mr. and
Mrs. Herndon were the recipients
of many handsome presents. The
following persons were present:
Mr. B. B. Herndon and Mrs.
H. C. Watkins, of Wichita, Kan.,
Mr. and Mrs. D. Herndon, of
Lamed, Kan., Mr. and Mrs. F.
H. Givens, of Oklahoma City;
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Olsmith,
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Reed, Mr. and
Mrs. Herrick, Mr. and Mrs.
Mansfield. Mr. and Mrs. S. T.
Franklin, Mrs. Naylor, Miss
Nona Tubbs, Miss Ollie Frasier,
Miss Anna Miles.
Samuel Herndon, Mr. Dover,
Oklahoma City; Mr. Perry, Mr.
and Mrs. Lou Hirzel, Mr. and
Mrs. Braudy, Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Booth, Mr. and Mrs. Bailey, Mr.
and Mrs. Schmidt, Mr. and Mrs.
Ray, Mr. and Mrs. Givens and
Mr. and Mrs. Hooker, Oklahoma
Windows Needed Washing.
According to the Chicago Daily
News the old man was sitting on
the roof ol his house in Kansas
after the floods, and was gazing
placidly across the rushing
"Washed all your fowls away?"
asked the man in the boat.
"Yes, but the ducks swam,
smiled the old man.
"Tore up your peach trees?"
"Don't mind it much. They
said the crop would be a failure
"But the flood! It is up to
"Wal, them windows needed
washing, anyway, stranger."
Marriage is a lottery for a man
and for a woman it is betting on
a dead sure thing.
The Sapulpa Lfght gives the
following interesting account of
Indian "Busk Dance:"
The Euchee Indians held their
annual "green corn" or "Busk"
dance at the stomping ground
south of Kellyville last week.
This "green corn dance is the
most important event on the Eu-
chee calendar. It is to the full-
blood Euchee what Fourth of
July, Christmas, and Thanksgiv-
ing all combined are to the
American. It has its religious
significance, and is, in fact about
the only remaining relic of the
Indians' ancient religion. The
"busk" dance has been in exist-
ence for hundreds ot years, so
long that its origin is not known.
A little theorizing can make it
synonymous to the Feast of the
Tabernacle celebrated by the an
Among the Euchees a commit-
tee selects the exact date for the
dance and notices are sent out to
each member ®f the band and in-
termarried citizens. It is the
custom to notify the members by
sending them a bundle of sticks
about two inches long, one stick
for each day until the busk oc-
curs. The recipient throws away
one stick when the package is re-
ceived and another stick every
morning until all are gone except
the last. On that day everything
is made ready to attend the three
day's dance. Pots and other
cooking utensils are loaded into
the family wagon and all the
family dogs and ponies arc taken
At the stomping ground the
medicine man is "high muck.'
Early on the first day he lights
the fire around which all the
dancing takes place. The ashes
on which the fire rests have been
handed down from generation to
generation and guarded with the
most zealous care.
The most important work of
the medicine man is the prepar
ing of a decoction of which every
male must partake. This tnedi
cine is made by boiling a species
of willow root in a kettle of wa
ter. It is a violent emetic and
every brave is vomited three
times with it during the celebra
tion. The Euchees are said to
believe this medicine will keep
them from sickness during the
ensuing year. They eat no
green corn up to the time the
medicine is taken.
The dancing is done mainly at
night. The rattling of a gourd
filled with little flint pebbles an-
nounces the dance. A leader is
chosen for each separate dance.
The leader starts a musical chant
which is joined in by other danc-
ers. "Some of the most beautiful
of the dusky maidens are selected
to wear the "shells," a pair of
tortoise shells cleaned and filled
with small stones. These shells
are attached to the ankles and
furnish the music for the dance.
The dancers follow the leader,
first singly, then in pairs, then in
threes and fours until frequently
there are over a hundred dancing
around the fire at once.
The dance is not limited to the
youth and the maiden, but the
whole family dances, father, mo-
ther, and all the children down
to the little tot just shaking off
The recent Euchee dance be-
gan Friday and lasted 'till Sun-
day. Saturday was the big day. '
Among the special features was
an Indian ball game among the
men and a ribbon dance by the
women. The ribbon dance was
a beautiful and georgeous affair.
A large crowd of Sapulpa people
witnessed the dance Satuulay and
Saturday night and all felt high-
The World's Fair Commission-
ers are making a special effort to
secure an exhibition of Oklahoma
wheat that will eclipse anything
from the states. At least a
thousand samples of wheat from
the Territory are desired. Any
farmer who has noteworthy grain
from the standpoint of yield or
weight is urged to save four or
five quarts. He may send these
to the honorary commissioner of
his county, making sure to put
his name and address, the number
of his land, the yield per acre,
and the weight per bushel on tags
which he can secure, together
with sacks on request, from his
honorary commissioner or any
member of the commission. All
this data will appear with the
sample at the exposition.
Will Billings has purchased
Dan Maters interest in the cigar
store on Harrison avenue. Mr.
Billings will put in new fixtures
and remodel it in general and
when completed will have one
of the best cigar stores in the
city. Mr. Billings is a "pusher"
for Guthrie and will be pleased
to meet all of his old patrons.
Property owners in the north-
west part of Guthrie intend to
petition the council for a street
light. That section has received
but little encouragement from
former administrations. They
are entitled to more light on the
The only unpardonable sin of a
husband, is to come home and
find his wife with a new gown on
and not notice it with admiration.
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