The Kiowa Breeze. (Kiowa, Indian Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 30, Ed. 1 Friday, October 14, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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The Kiowa Breeze.
KIOWA, J. T., OCTOBER 14. 1<)04.
EXPECT EARLY ACTION.
Liao Ycng V*as a Seething Hell of
St. Petersburg, Oct. S.—Mail letters
describing incidents at the battle of
Liao Yang are beginning to reach the
newspapers here. An eyewitness wao
was present in the town during the
fearful bombardment of Aug. SO and
31 compares tile scene to a seething
caldron, veterans of the Turk.a.i War
declaring that nothing approaching the
Intensity of the shell lire had been
witnessed at Plevna. The hollow
which Mao Yang Is situated is describ-
ed as being an awful mass of death
and destruction. Some of the Japan-
ese gun* posted in the Chinese corn
fields paid particular attention to r.
Russian captive balloon, firing shrap-
nel in the hope of puncturing it. The
soldiers attached to the ropes of the
balloon were compelled several times
hurriedly to drag it away, but the bal-
loon was never touched.
Major Gen. Kashtalinkj. -i.h'j T.ac'On
a hill near Bytchun, told c. corespon-
dent that the Japanese ^unhers cried
vianly for a whole day to locate a Rus-
sian battery posted in tho cora near
St. Petesburg. Friday, Oct. 8.—Dur-
ing the last several days there has
been the greatest animation at Muk-
den. Foreign attaches and correspon-
dents have hurried there from Tid-
ing. it being evident that, an action
One. Kuropatkin, largely reinforced,
was reported about to advance to take
advantage nf the weakness of the Jap-
anese Army to the southward.
The Japanese, aware of this, are hur-
rying up all possible reinforcements,
including even a contingent taken
from the army around Port Arthur,
showing how serious they consider the
Russian officers and soldiers are de-
scribed as highly elated, believing the
time has arrived to avenge the defeat
of Liao Yang.
Continuance of the galo which de-
veloped or. the Cnlna Sea and adja-
cent waters 011 Oct. 4 precludes active
opera.ion by the Japanese fleet block-
ading Port Arthur. The British
steamer Sishan, with a cargo of cat-
tle and flour from Shanghai for Port
Arthur, has been seized bv the Japan-
ese off Niuchwang. A detachment of
1he Finland G'tards has been ordered
to leave St Petersburg for the Far
Using State Frca.
Austin: A startling condition Is
evident in the State school land cir-
cles and It is that there are more un-
leased school land than at this time
last year, though the natural supposi-
tion is that there la greater demand
for the land. It is a fact that there
are over a million and a half acres of
school land unsold and not bringing
rental, which is an unusual condition.
Some of the Westerners claim that
the land is idle because the Land Com-
missioner places the rental too high
for the lessees, and r. too high for
the purchaser. The Lam: Commission-
er asserts that the land is worth his
classification and that some of the
ranchmen have learned how to use
the land without paying rental. He
states that they remove certain fences
so that the school land is not inclosed,
but that their cattle graze over it and
it is rccogni/.ed as their range.
Covcrnor Lanham's Forthcoming Mes-
Austin: It is expected that Govern-
or Lanhain will commence the prepara-
tion of his message to the Twenty-
ninth Legislature right soon. While
the session is but a little over two
months off, the Governor is always
careful in preparing Ills message, and
particularly will the present Governor
have Important things to say to the
lawmakers at. t he commencement of
their deliberations. Ills all-important
I subject will be revenue and taxation.
I The increased appropriations and the
inadequate tax collections end assess-
ments will present problems for his
consideration vhleh will require no lit-
tle study. He will attempt to solve it
In his message, or make suggestions
in line with the subject for the benefit
of the law-makers.
ON TO MUKDEN.
Wilson Co. Candidates "Up a Tree."
Ploresviile: The County Commis-
sioners held a called meeting a few
days ago and passed a resolution re-
quiring all candidates who have been
nominated by both Democratic and
Republican conventions to file a state-
ment with the County Clerk within ten
days showing which official ballot they
desire to appear on, as under the law
they cannot appear on both. Several
rounty candidates have been nomi-
nated by both parties, but they will
now have to choose between the two.
To Gather Uo Sinews of War.
San Antonio: A letter has been re-
ceived by Hon. Carlos Bee from
George F. Peabody, treasurer of the
Democratic National Committee, noti-
fying him of the appointment of a sub-
committee on finance to solicit funds
In Texas to assist in the National cam-
paign. The committee is composed
of Hon. W. Hornsb.v of Austin, Guy M
Bryan of Galveston, J. S. Rice of He.us-
ton, R. A. Green of Beaumont, Yancy
Lewis of Corsieana, W. L. Radner of
Waco, Martin Sansm of Fort Worth,
Walter J. Blake of Dallas, Cecil Smith
of Sherman, Travis Henderson of La-
' mar, Beauregard Bryan of El Paso, T.
Campbell of Palestine and Carlos Bee
of San Antonio. These men are ex-
pected to get together and form a
McKinney Gets University.
McKinney: At a mass meeting of
citizens Thursday night. McKinney ac-
cepted the proposition of the Texas
Presbyterian University to give it
$75,001) to locate here, where the in-
stitution already owns a magnificent
site of 200 acres, purchased at a cost
of 818,000. This Is $25,000 more than
the town's previous offer.
Rice Experiments in Brazos Bottom.
Martin: A. R. Wright and W. S.
Clark raised several acres of Rice in
the Brazos bottom near Marlln, and
the yield has been about sixty bush-
els per acre. This was purely an ex-
perimental matter and has proven
eminently successful so far as demon-
strating the adaptability of the soil
to the Brazos bottom to the growth of
rice. There are hundreds of acres
that can be easily and cheaply irrigat-
Fell Thirty Feet.
Dallas: Wayne Downs, a bricklay-
er, about 40 years of age, fell from
the top of the wall of the new build-
ing in course of erection for the Mur-
ray Gin Company and sustained in-
juries from which it is believed Ills
chanceB for recovery are slight. The
skull was fractured above the eyes,
the bones of the nose crushed, the
lower jaw bone fractured, the right
hip dislocated and hemorrhages from
the nose indicate internal injury.
Nebraska Is Launched.
Seattle, Wash.: In the presence of
11 teeming multitude of onlookers and
christened by a daughter of the Gov-
ernor of the State for which she is
is named, Uncle Sam's latest and larg-
est battleship, Nebraska, was success-
fully launched from the ways of the
Moran Bros. Company at 2:02 Friday
afternoon. Gov. John H. Mickey of Ne-
braska and his party, including prom-
inent State officials and their wives,
participated in the ceremonies.
Three Killed, Six Injured.
New York: Driven at the rate of
(twenty-five miles an hour, a three-
seated touring car containing nine per-
| sons, four men and five women, dash-
ed over an embankment at. the south-
ern end of Jerome avenue, landing on
I the south-bound track of the New
; York Central and Hudson River rail-
j road. Just at that moment a south-
liound local train, running fast to
| make up time, struck the automobile.
! Three were killed, two instantly, and
j 1 wo seriously injured. The other four
! were badly bruised.
Prominent Arkansan Found Dead.
' Little Rock, Ark.: A special to the
' Gazette from Pine Bluff, Ark., says
that Sheriff B. A. Meroney of Lin-
coln County was found dead in his
home Wednesday night with a bullet
hole through his heart. A pistol was
was found by his side and the indica-
tions are that he was self slain. Mer-
oney had been sheriff eight years and
was recently elected County and Cir-
cuit Clerk. The particulars of the
tragedy are meager.
Denison Oil Borers Get Gassers.
Denison: A telephone message was
received from Preston to the effect
that the gas had commenced to flow
from the last well which was bored
in that locality. Owing to the inade-
quacy of the machinery to sink the
well deeper, it was temporarily aban-
doned a few days ago and a new well-
boring outfit was ordered with which
to sink the well deeper. It was not
known at the time that gas had been
The Japanese will Compel Rus;an
Toklo, Oct. fi, 0 p. m.—It Is evident
that, '.he country which is embraced
by an irregular triangle, (he apex of
which is Tie Pass, with the base run
ning from Mukden to Fushan, on the
upper roaches of the Hun river, soon
will be the theater of extended ami
extensive military operations.
Tho Russians apparently using Tie
Pass as their main base and are con-
structing a series of defenses to
shield it from the south and the east.
Two roadways approach Tie Pass
from the south.
One of these roadwAys is the malr.
highway from Mukden, and the other
starts at Fushan and winds through
a hilly country. Nineteen miles north
of Mukden is the town of Ylllu, the
southern and eastern approaches to
which are sheltered by sharp ranges,
offering a natural protection. It is
reported here that the Russians are
strongly intrenching in these ridges
and are effecting semi-permanent for-
This defensive work of the Uus
sians and the disposition of their;
forces strengthens the belief thai !
Gen. Kuropatkin merely intends to
retard Field Marshal Oyama In hU
crossing of the Hun river and to give
battle 011 the ground which lie is now ;
London, Oct. 0.—A news agency j
hero late last night sent out a dis 1
patch, dated Toklo, Oct. G, saying: ;
"It is reported that the Russian
squadron made a sortie from Port
Arthur Wednesday and that a great
naval battle occurred."
No details are given.
Howe Is Fire Swept.
Howe. Tex., Oct. 0.—Fire which
broke out here at 1 o'clock this morn-
ing has since that time burned away
p. good portion of the business district
of the town. The fire originated In
Allen's drug store and up to this hour
the following stores had been com-
pletely destroyed: Allen's drug store,
Soof's grocery. Hathcre'r.c drug store,
Nagle Hardware Company. The ori-
gin of the fire is unknown. "Efforts are
being made to g:'t the Sherman tire
Howe, Tex., Oct 0—At 2: 15 the fire
appeared to be under control. The
loss is estimated roughly at $20,000.
The whole town turned out. and joined
in fighting the fire with good results.
Peter Sells Dies Suddenly.
Columbus, Ohio: Peter Sells, the
well-known showman died Wednesday
evening at his home in this city of ap-
poplexy. aged 5."> years. He. with his
brothers, Ephraim, Allen and I. .wis,
established the Sells Bros.' show in
1S72. He retained his Interest when
the Sei's Bros.' show was consoildted
with the Fcrapaugh shows in 1S9G.
Only one of the four brothers, Lewis
Rains in New Mexico.
Las Vegas: There was another
heavy rain in the mountain above the
city Wednesday, and word came from
up the river that a two foot rise was
coming down. The ravages of pre-
vious storms have not been repaired,
and it is feared that another flood
would render useless the results al-
ready accomplished. The bodies of
two women and a child which have
not been identified were found to-day.
lake covering nearly 800 acres now
stands where once were fertile farms.
President Roosevelt has formally
designated First Assistant Postmaster
General, Robert J. Wynne, as acting
Oklahoma Broomcorn Crop.
Lawton, Ok.: It is probable that
broomcorn will be next ti; the leading
crop of the new country, if not the
leading one. The large yield this
year has proven that the county is
well adapted to this product and buy-
ers who were stationed here believe
that It will be on the market for sev-
eral weeks here. Several buyers are
located here and bid against one
another in the same way that the cot-
ton buyers do.
Cattle Exhibit at San Antonio.
San Antonio: The San Antonio
Fair, which begins Oct. 22, is to have
all the cattle in the quarantine di-
vision, now being exhibited in St.
Louis. This exhibit at the World's
Fair begins Nov. 7, leaving several
days for a show of the catt'e here.
Several thousand head of stock are
to be shown. The live stock exhibit
here has necessitated the erectioc of
more pens, which are now under con-
LAMAR LOCAL OPTION CASE.
Federal Judge Bryant Says Law Is
Jefferson, Tex , Oct. ti.—Judge Bry-
ant of the Federal Court to-day handed
down his decision in the Lamar Coun-
ty local option ease. In his ruling
Judge Bryant holds the Lamar County
election as being void and sustains and
perpetuates the injunction prayed for
by the ant Is.
It is held by the court that Sees.
"X. 39 and 41 of the Terrell election
law are inoperative in that they
change the old law and do not give
sufficient time, which the Court ruled
should be thirty days.
The section of the Terrell election
law which are held to be inoperative
ere as follows:
Sec. ;!S. Notice shall be given to the
people of all elections for State and
district officers, electors for President
and Vice-President of the United
Slates, members of Congress, mem-
bers of 1 he Legislature, and of all of-
ficers which are elective every two
years. Such notice shall be by proc-
lamation of the Governor ordering the
election, and published in such news-
papers as shall be determined upon
by the Governor of the State of Texas,
not exceeding twenty, and at least six
ty days before the election. But if a
failure shall not invalidate the elec-
tion, if held at the time prescribed by
law. and if otherwise regular.
Sec. 39 The County Judge, or if his
office bo vacant, or if he fails to act.
then two of the County Commission-
er.-. shall order elections for county
and precinct officers and all other elec-
tions which under the law the County
Judge may be authorized to order.
The County Judge or the County Com-
missioners. as the case may be, shall
issue writs of election, ordered by him
or them, iti which shall be stated tho
office or offices to be filled by the
election, and a copy of the forms of
election returns, furnished by the
Secretary of State, shall accompany
Sec. 41 Twenty days' notice of every
election ordered shall lie given by no-
tices posted up at the places of holding
elections in each election precinct,
which shall slate the time of holding
the election, tho offices to lie filled and
the question to be voted 011, or both,
as the ease may be, cxcept as herein
Literati Is Coming.
Dallas: Liberati is coming. The fa-
mous cornet virtuoso, who in years
past has fascinated Texas audiences
at the State Fair here, has written
that he will be pleased to donate his
services to the management of the
Texas Grand Festival and Kaliph's
Celebration from Oct. 12 to Oct. 10.
Acceptance of the same was given
by Secretary Syney Smith of the
Southern Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., Oct
—Capt. Sydney Smith, Secretary,
Dallas. Tex.: Dear Sir and Friend—
Appreciating the fact that all of your
attractions for the Texas Grand Fes-
tival and Kaliph's Celebration are al-
ready secured, and believing that my
reputation and services as a cornet
virtuoso will he an adltionai attrac-
tion to your grand entertainment, I
beg herewith to tender through you
to your association my services as so-
loist free of charge Oct. 12 to 10. I
make this offer as a token of thanks
to the management, of the fair for tho
preference- it has shown me in former
years and of the esteem I have for
tho music loving people of Texas.
Very truly yours. A. LIBERATI.
Patent leather shoes are not being
worn on scaffoldings.
Passing of Another Pioneer.
Burkeville: The death of Danlal
H. Youngblood, at his home four
miles east of Burkeville, Tuesday
night, marks the pausing away of
another Newton county landmark anil
Texas pioneer. Uncle Dan Young-
blood, as he was familiarly known
all over this and adjoining counties,
came to Texas In 1834, and settled lu
what was then Jasper, but now New-
ton county, near where he died.
Confederate Monument at Bonham.
The contract has been let to a local
firm for the erection of the Confeder-
ate monument in the courthouse yard
In Bonham. It is to be completed by
July, 1905, and will cost $2500. The
base of the monument is to be 10x10
feet, the shaft reaching a height of
31V& feet, There will be four pedes-
tals, on which will rest the busts of
Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Al-
bert Sydney Johnston and Sterling
Seven Men Are Drowned
Many Bridges Destroyed.
OklahomnCity, Ok., Oct. 5.—Traffic
on the Santa Fe was suspended un-
til late thf* afternoon on account
of the track being washed out at
Purcell, where the water from the
South Canadian River was four feet
All trains on the Choctaw and Fris-
co west of hero are tied up because of
tho fact that all bridges have been
The wagon bridge over the South
Canadian River at Lexington broke
from its fastenings this morning and
was washed down the raging stream.
There were seven men 011 the bridge
guarding and holding it with wtrc*
and ropes at tho time and all of them
are missing. They were washed
down the river, and as to whether
they were drowned, It Is not knows
here. Of tho seven men, J. F. Sharp,
A. K. Lawyer and W. M. Herker are
of Purcell and R. O. Smith of Lexing
ton. The names of tho other men
could not be ascertained.
The suspension bridge at Noble,
built by a slock company at a cost
of $80,000, was also washed away.
Judge Hocker, who lives at. Byers,
near lexington, who was on the
bridge, has been heard from, but hfe
can tell nothing of tho other men.
As all the telegraph and telephone
wires in the south and southwest por-
tion of Oklahoma and tho southwest-
ernpart of Indian Territory In the
flooded districts are down, informa-
H. C. PAYNE DEAD.
Postmaster General Payne Passes
Washington, Oct. 5.— Henry C.
Payne. Postmaster General of the
Unltod States, a member of the Nat-
ional Republican Committee, a stal-
wart cf his party with history of
which both in his home State and
nationally, he has been Identified for
years, died at his apartments at the
Arlington Hotel at 0:10 o'clock last
night, aged 60 years. The death and
its cause was announced in an official
bulletin issued by the attending phy-
Mr. Payne had been In poor health
for at least two years, but his last ill-
ness covered only seven days, an at-
tack of heart trouble last week pre-
cipitated the end at a time when,
after a rest, he seemed to have re-
covered a small measure of his vital-
ity impaired by years of arduous
labor. Death last night came after
nearly six hovrs of unconsciousness.
Funeral serv'ees will bo held at St.
John's Episcopal Church, this city,
next Friday morning at 3:15 that af-
ternoon the body will be taken to the
Pennsylvania Railroad station and
placed aboard the private car of Presi-
dent A. J. Earilng of the Chicago, Mil-
waukee and St. Paul Railroad, who
tendered the use of the car and an-
nounced that It would be hero by to-
morrow mornlns. Tho remains
should arrive at Milwaukee Saturday
evening, and services will be held
next Sunday at all the Saints Epis-
Interment will be at the Forest
Home Cemetery, Milwaukee.
Tho death of Postmaster General
Payne came as the result of a succes-
sion of sinking spells, to a weak
heart that enfeebled the sick man un-
til finally the heart literally gave out.
tion is hard to get, but that obtainable
is to the effect that tho waters ar'
receding. Since last night the Enid
and Anadarko bridge, in Caddo Coun-
ty; the Sapulpa-Denison division
bridge of the Frisco at Francis, 1. T..
and the Choctaw bridge at Colvin.
I. T., have gone down, Santa Fe trains
coming Into this city from the north
go as far as Noble and come back.
Chickasha, I. T.: Traffic on the
Frisco and Rock Island north out of
Chickasha is suspended on account of
tho bridges acros sthe Canadian be-
ing washod out. The Rock Island
bridge between Minco and Union was
entirely Bwept sway, while at Bridge-
port, on the E. & A. line, the ap
proaches are washed away and the
nialnpart of the bridge submerged.
Several sections of the Frisco bridge
at Mustang are gone.
The last train in here from the
north was Rock Island passenger No.
II, which arrived last night. It came
via Oklahoma City, using the Santa
Fe tracks to Pauls Valley, and thenc*
Chickasha via Laindsay. The Santa
Fe bridge near Purcell was carried
away about two hours after this tram
South McAlester, I. T.: This morn-
ing 150 feet of track on the west end
of the Choctaw bridge at Calvin, I. T.,
went out a few minutes after a spe-
cial excursion train passed. There
wns a wild rumor that tho steel
bridge had gone out but this was an
Hon. Barnett Gibbs Death.
Dallas, Oct. 5.—Gov. Barnett Gibbs,
formerly well known In political af-
fairs of the state and later as a busi-
ness man, died at his late home, No.
717 Live Oak street at 4:40 o'clock
yesterday a. m., after an Illness cover-
ing a period of several years. Gov.
- Glbb's life was despaired of last Sat-
| urday morning and his relatives and
the end which was expected at any
| time. Gov. Gibbs was unconscious
during his last hours and the attend'
Ing physicians say that his death
Gov. Gibbs had been In poor health
for the last several years and It Is
believed that his condition was due to
stomach and liver troubles, although
it was found recently that kidney af-
flictions had added materially to his
Cotton In McLennan County.
McGregor: The hot weather of the
past two weeks has popped every
cotton boll and the fields are ripe with
an abundant harvest. Farmers are
Importing negroes from southern
counties to save the crop, which U
yielding from one-h«le to th'ee- quar-
ters of a bale per acre. Four-fifths
of the crop is being held for 10c and
12c a pound. One insurance firm here
wrote $50,000 worth of insurance on
cotton last week.
Fort Worth: Information from St
Louis Is to the effect that the body of
the man found dead Saturday In
Crevo Ooeur Lake Is that of Mars
Adams of Fort Worth. Adams, with
Ben Evans, left hero two week3 ago
for the Fair. He had considerable
money when he left and It Is belteved
here that ho was murdered for money.
He was born and raised here, and was
engaged in the truck business with
his brother, Jeff Adams. He was
thirty-three years of age.
Lake Charles, La: The Lake
Charles Chemical Company has tested
Its new plant preparatory to putting
It in operation a few weeks hence.
The plant, which cost $50,000 is des-
Ignted to extract turpentine, char-
coal and other products from sawdust
and mill refuse, which the mills are
now at an expense to dispose of.
Their process, which is a new one,
has already been tested and found
Innocent Bystander Killed.
San Antonio: H. S. El well, a travel-
ing man of Milwaukee, Wis., an In*
nocent bystander, was shot to death
in this city by crossing the path of
tho quarrel of two cattle men of
whom he had probably never heard.
The affray was between J. M. Chit-
tim. who did the shooting, the Texas
cattle king, whose properties are now
being administered by a receiver, and
W. W. Jones, a cattleman am} tyatiker
George Boies, a negro working at
Belton oil mill was working with the
former and had his hand in the press
when another negro, not knowing that
Boles was working with the machine,
took hold of the lever to press the
cake. Boles' hand was severed below
At Hlllsboro two negro women wer
playing with a bulldog pistol Saturday
night. It was discharged and the bull
penetrated the breast of one of them.
Belle Lewis. She is badly hurt, but it
ii believed she will recover.
Frederick Bartholdi, the Parisian
sculptor, died at 8 o'clock Tuesday
It is told In Austin that important
developments in the Busby case will
soon be made public.
Henry Lewis of Lorena, was killed
at Waco Monday. His horse ran
away and threw him from tha
buggy and he struck on his head,
leaves a wife and one child.
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