Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 17, Ed. 2 Saturday, July 24, 1897 Page: 1 of 4
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THE FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN OKLAHOrtA.
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, JULY '24, 18!>7.
12 PAGES—!) TO I •_>.
MONEYS FOR LO!
He Is Remembered Liberally in the
LARGE SUMS APPROPRIATED
For Oh Ijihdinn aud Indian Territory— •<13,-
•JSO for the Support of Iudlwn School
at Chilocco—Other Moneyn
Washington, July 20—[Special from
The State Capital's ISureau. till) Four-
teenth Street, N. W.|—The IndiaD
appropriation bill which passed con-
gress recently, and was signed by the
president, contains the following ap-
propriations for the Indians ii_ Okla-
homa and the Indian territory for the
present fiscal year:
Current and Contingent Expenxei.
At the Cheyenne and Arapahoe
agency, Oklahoma territory, $1,800.
Kiowa agency, Oklahoma territory,
Osage agency, Oklahoma territory,
Quapaw agency, Indian territory.
Sac and Fox agency, Oklahoma ter-
Union agency, Indian territory, 81,-
General expenses for the care and
maintainance cf Indian schools, inter-
preters, judges, Indian inspectors, etc.,
are as follows:
For the payment of necessary inter-
preters, to be distributed in the dis-
cretion of the secretary of the interior,
812,000; but no person employed by
the United States and paid for any
other service shall be paid for inter-
To enable the secre'ary of the inter-
ior tD employ practical farmers and
practical stockmen in addition to the
agency farmers now employed, at
wages not exceeding 805 each per
month, to superintend and direct
farming and 6tock raising among such
Indians as are making effort for self-
support, 805,000: Provided, that no
person shall be employed as such
farmer or stockman who has not been
at least two years immediately pre-
vious to such employment practically
engaged in the occupation of farming
within the state or territory or adjoin-
ing state or territory where the agency
is located, and where practicable com-
petent Indians shall be given the pref-
Chickasaws—For permanent annui-
ty. in goods, 83,000.
Iowas in Oklahoma—For second of
five installments, second series, to be
paid per capita under the seventh arti-
cle of agreement ratified by act ap-
proved February 13, 1891, 83,000.
For support and civilization of the
Ponca Indians, including pay of em-
ployees, 815,000: Provided, that this
amount, after paying employees auth-
orized by law. shall be expended per j
capita among all the members of said
tribe in Oklahoma territory, South
Dakota, and in the state of Nebraska.
For the support of School*.
For support of three hundred and
fifty Indian pupils, at one hundred and
sixty-seven dollars per annum each, at
the Indian school at Chilocco, Oklaho-
ma Territory, fifty-eight thousand four
hundred and fifty dollars; for pay of
superintendent at said school, one
thousand eight hundred dollars: for
general repairs and improvements,
five thousand dollars; in all, sixty-tive
thousand two hundred and fifty dol-
For salaries of the commissioners
appointed under acts of congress ap
proved March 2, 1893, and March 2,
1895, to negotiate with the five civil-
ized tribes in the Indian Territory,
825,000; for expenses of commission-
ers and necessary expense of employes,
810,000, of which sum so much as may
be necessary for expenses of employes
for 1897, to be immediately available:
Provided, That 82 per diem for ex-
penses of a clerk detailed as special
disbursing agent from date of original
detail by interior department, while
on duty with the commission, shall be
paid therefrom; for clerical help, in-
cluding secretary of the commission,
85,000; for contingent expenses of th«
commission, 81,400; in all, 842,000:
Provided, That out of the appropria-
tions for salaries and expenses of said
commissioners for the fiscal year end-
ing June 30, 1897, and prior vears,
there shall be paid for services here-
tofore performed, to F. E. Willie, $27;
A. W. Dicky, 839; W. II. McClendon,
833: And provided further, the dis-
bursing agent of said commission may
reimburse A. S. McKennon out of said
fund 850 heretofore paid by him to VV.
S. Olive for service.
For resurvey of the lands of the
Chickasaw nation, Indian Territory,
8141,500, to be immediately available:
Provided, That such resurveys shall
be made uuder the supervision of the
director of the geological survey by
such persons as may be employed by
or under him for that purpose; and
such surveys shall be executed under
instructions to be issued by the secre-
tary of the interior, and subdivisional
surveys shall be executed under the
rectangular system, as now proyided
Condition of the System Which This Dia
en** Always Leave*
Without raising the discussion as to
what la grippe may or may not be, at
least this much is certain, and admit-
ted by all: that it will produce catarrh
if not promptly and properly eured. It
leaves a person haggard, weak, hallow,
frazzled out, mucous membranes ail
congested, appetite changeable, diget-
tion capricious, and just about empties
life of all meaning or desirability. The
specific cause for la grippe may be a
microbe; no doubt it is Hut the effects
of la grippe need no discussion. Peo-
ple understand that themselves. Ex-
perience may be a hard unci bitter
teacher, but the lessons learned in this
school are to the point and accurate.
There is no remedy in the world that
meets the conditions produced by la
giippe better than the remedy Pe-ru-
Hon. .losiah B. Allen, of Columbus,
Ohio, writes to The Pe-ru-na Drug
Manufacturing Company, in a letter
dated April 16, 1897, as follows: "I
have been afflicted with a disease com-
monly known as la grippeevery winter
since that disease was discovered. I
have tried many remedies without suc-
cess. This spring I was induced to try
a bottle of Pe-ru-na. I have now taken
two bottles and have received much
benefit therefrom. In fact, all symp-
toms of the disease seem to have left
me. Therefore, I cheerfully recom-
mend the virtues of Pe-ru na."
Address The Pe-ru-na Drug Manu
facturing Company, Columbus, Ohio,
for a free book.
LAW BREAKERS SENTENCED.
THREE CORNER til) FIGHT.
A Razor Wan Used ou Lather and Bot>
Denny lly Charley I.col*.
At a moonlight social on the farm of
John McFalles, six miles southwest of
Carney, last Friday night a cutting
affray took place in which Charles
Lenix used a razor on Luther and Hob
Denny. The trouble aiose over a
young lady by the name of Emma
Moore, whom Mr. Lenix had escorted
to the social. One of the Dennys
seemed somewhat inclined to escort
her home after the dance, which she
and Mr. Lenix both objected to. Aftev
a few heated words, John McFalles,
a brother-in-law of the Dennys, came
at Lenix with an open knife, intend-
ing to carve him down to a fine point.
Lenix succeeded in getting out of his
way and wai struck in the face by
Luther Denny, lie at once produced
a razor and commenced the carving
act himself, cutting L. Denny under
TEN NEW BOARDERS.
Federal ,Jalt Presented With
ilHtcli of Hoarders.
The following prisoners plead guilty
at Perry Saturday and have been lodg-
ed in the federal jail to sweat their
Lem Jennett, larceny ten months.
Tom Miller, larceny, ninety days.
Chas. Calston, larceny, ninety days.
(ieo Mizer, larceny, ninety days.
H. Webb, larceny, six months
John Wheeler, assault, sixty days.
Jim Martin, introducing, ninety
Dick Conway, disposing,
George Hawkins, disposing
Dick Cox, disposing, two years
reform school at Washington.
LOST A LEG.
Colored Trump Lost ill* lllght Leg by the
Citra at Purcell.
Purcell, July 20.—[Special I—Win.
the arm, on the back of the neck, ou j feather ton, a colored tramp, fell un-
to p of the head, on the shoulder and <-jer the wheels of a south bound freight
across the back. Bob Denny received j h«-re this morning. His right leg was
some scalp wounds which were not at j cutojT below the knee. He was mak-
all serious. They were then parted , jQghis way to Pauls Valley, where his
and taken home. Dr. Wiles was called j father and mother live. His last stop
on Saturday morning to sew them up, was in Guthrie, from where he started
which he did, and the boys are im
Office Appointments at Once.
TERMS EXPIRE VERY SOON.
free coinage, (rood times and pros-
perity always carry with them a condi-
tion of contentment. When the peo-
| nle are contented they don't want any
Is Urging Land radical change, ami if it comes to t*
question of free coinage and free trade
and protection and the continuation of
the gold standard, they will readily
decide in favor of the latter."
HttrneN Will Submit a l.i*t of Name* for
the Placea und the President Will
Probably Soon Make the
A ppotnt ineiitN.
GRAND LODGE MEETING.
W Elected Officer* at I'oi
for the Year.
a City, o. T., July 21.
ra ( Ity
proving nicely under his care.
•Judge lllerer Painted Sentence on a Mini
her of Law Breakers Yesterday.
The United States district court met
in adjourned session yesterday at
Perry. Judge Hierer passed sentence
upon the following offenders:
J. T. Miller, Osage nation, stealing
ho*. Plead guilty; sentenced to sixty
days in jail and 825 costs.
Howard Webb, Osage nation, steal-
ing steer. Plead guilty; six months
in jail and 825 costs.
Charles Calson, Chickasaw Indian,
disposing of whisky to Indians. Plead
guilty; thirty days in jail and #25 costs.
John Wheeler, Osage Indian, assault
with revolver. Plead not guilty.
George Hawkins, Pawnee county,
disposing of whisky to Indians. Fined
8100 and costs and sixty days in jail.
Dick Conway, selling liquor to Osage
Indians. Plead guilty; fined 8200 and
costs and sixty days in the federal jail
George Miser, Osage country, plead
guilty to disposing of liquor to Indians
and sentenced to pay .'5200 fine and
costs and sixty days in the Guthrie
Dick Cox, Pawnee county, selling
whisky to Indians. Plead guilty; be-
ing under 16 years was sentenced to
District of Columbia reform school for
two years and to pay a fine of 8100
James Martin, Osage Indian, plead
guilty to disposing of whisky to In-
dians. This being his fourth offense,
the court gave him 8200 and costs and
six months in jail.
Lem Jennett, Pawnee county, plead
guilty to stealing a horse of nominal
value and was sentenced to ten months
in the federal jail and to pay 825 and
Richard Seirs plead guilty to dispos-
ing of whisky to Indians and was fined
and given sixty days in jail.
The case against Fred S. Gum, grow-
ing out of the failure of the First
State bank, of Perry, was dismissed.
COULD NOT KEEP IT.
Washington, .July 20—[Special.]—
Postmasters were appointed for Okla-
homa today as follows: Silas Hendrix
at Columbia, Kingfisher county, vice
B. F. Fallis; A. J. Kelley at Okeene,
Blaine county, vice E. E. Burdick.
RED EARING PETITION ED.
Attorney General Joins Hand* and Ask*
for a Rehearing of Tax Cane*.
Attorney General Cunningham filed
a petition in the territorial supreme
court yesterday, asking for a rehear-
ing of the celebrated tax injunction
cases, orought up two years ago to
Young Ladv Returna 4M2 to the Territory
After Two Yearn.
Treasurer Thompson has not fully
recovered from a shock received yes-
terday afternoon. He was citting in
his otlice dreaming of the comforts of
summer resorts and mountain air
when a young lady entered and placed
on the desk before him 842 in green-
backs and silver. 1 he young lady ex-
plained to the surprised treasurer that
in 1895 she had been in the employ of
the territory doing clerical work.
When she received her salary she dis-
covered that she had been overpaid
842. She tried to correct the error and
was told she was mistaken—the terri-
tory was indebted to her to that
amount. She has never been satisfied
in her own mind that she had earned
that amount for over time. Her con-
science pricked her and she decided to
return it. Before the astonished
treasurer could question her she dis-
appeared. Treasurer Thompson is
now trying to decide to what to credit
the amount, but thinks of crediting it
hon. wit li am jenkins, secretary of oklahoma, and now acting governor.
Washington, July 21.—[Special from
The State Capital Bureau, 010 Four-
teenth Street, N. W. |—There will be
a sweeping change in the land offices
of Oklahoma in the near future. The
terms of ei«. lit of the receivers and
registers in the territory will expire
in September next, and Governor
Barnes is urging the president to till
these places immediately. Several of
the resignations of the present demo-
cratic incumbents have already been
received and it is intimated at the in-
terior department that more will be
called for in the immediate future.
Since the commencement of the
present administration there have
been but three appointments in the
land offices—those of Henry D. Mc-
Knight, register, and James Kelly, re-
ceiver, of the Mangum office, and An-
ton H. Classen, receiver of the Okla-
homa City land office. The Mangum
office was created by an act of con-
gress and when the president was
inaugurated he found the offices of
register and receiver vacant, the last
administration having made no ap-
pointments. On the 31st of March
last McKnight and Kelly were con-
firmed and entered upon their official
duties in charge of the Munguta office.
The terms of Thomas II. Corbett,
receiver at Guthrie, Edward G. Spill-
man and James C. Caldwell, register
and receiver of the land office at King-
fisher, Joseph H. King, receiver at
Perry, John S. Hassler, receiver at
Enid, and Frank P. Alexander, regis-
ter of the land office at Alva, will ex"
pire in September next, the appoint-
ments all having been made during
the month of September, 1893. Gov-
ernor Barnes has already asked the
presideut and the secretary of the
interior to take up these cases and dis-
pose of them immediately. He will in
a few days submit a list of names of
gentlemen whom he desires appointed
and it is expected that the president
will make the appointments immedi-
So far it has been impossible to ob-
tain a list of the applicants for these
various places. It is known that ex-
Delegate Flynn endorsed a number of
applicants for them early in March,
but at that time it was not known
that his recommendations would be
ignored by the administration and
that the present governor was practic-
ally to have entire charge of the dis-
tribution of federal patronage in the I
Ponca City, O. T., July 21. (Spec-
ial]—The grand lodge A. 0. U. W. of
Oklahoma met in this city in annual
session yesterday at I p. m. and is still
at work. The attendance is large and
the interest is intense.
The question of acceptance of the
proposition of the supreme lodge,
which otters to set up Oklahoma as a
separate jurisdiction under certain
conditions, is the most important
which is before this session.
Election of grand lodge officers oc-
curs today. The representatives aret
Grand Past Workman—John W.
Grand Master Workman—G. B.
Grand Foreman—C. H. Richardson,
Grand Overseer—C. G. Stauford, Te-
(irand Recorder—S. L. Johnson,
Grand Receiver—J. E. Sater, Still-
Grand Guide—W. E. Bolton, Wood-
(irand Watchman—James E. Johns-
Grand Musical Director—S. J. Iliatt,
Grand Trustee—O. R. Montgomery,
Law Committee—J. S. Allen, Nor-
man; J. H. Cotteral, Guthrie.
Printing Committee—C. M. Becker,
Stiilv ater; W. F. Hatfield, Alva.
Committee on Appeals—J. S. Pap-
pino, Edmond; J. II Donard and Dr.
H. M. Winn, stillwater.
Finance Committee—.!. S. Boyd, Ok-
lahoma City, J. A. Smith, Kingfisher;
M. M. Kline, Ponca City.
Delegates F P. Gatschell. Guthrie;
J. A. Smith, Kingfisher; J. I). Nausler,
Stillwater; J. S. Boyd, Oklahoma City;
V. A. Uuggles, Tecumseh, H. E. Cole-
man, Norman; W. E. Harvey, Chand-
ler; J. E. Quien, Edmond; R. O. Ren*-
frow, Alva; J. H. Slane, Ponca City;
H.N. Horner, Enid: J. W. Chambers,.
Blackwell, J. N. Coulter, Pawnee; W
E. Bolton, Woodward; Dr J. C. Mahr,
Shawnee; A. L. Cook, Orlando; J'. J*.
Estes, Mulhall; W. (). Beach, Perkins.
The membership of the order in Ok-
lahoma has grown to over 1,000, with
every death claim puiti in 'ull and a
good healthy financial condition gov-
HARD ON HOTELS.
ey Bands Down an Opinion It*
an IntereNt lug rase.
El Reno Supper Bell: Judge Tarsney
has handed down an opinion on hotel
keepers that causes his friends to fear
The governor intends to dispose of I for his future comfort in the caravan-
as many of the names of the Oklahoma I saries 0f Oklahoma. The opinion is
in the case of a man named Willis,
CHOPS A HE SAVED.
Soaking Kali>a Have Saved the Corn and
Advanced the Cotton.
The corn is saved and the cotton is
now assured for a larger crop than has
ever been raised in Oklahoma. The
rain of Sunday morning wet the earth
down five inches and the rain last
night has finished saving the corn.
Another week of dry weather would
have ruined the corn, and the rain
Sunday was opportune. The rain
came just at a time when little dam-
age, if any, resulted to the wheat, as
it is now in the stack and the farmers
were prepared. The rain has given
everyone new heart for threshing and
the way things will fly for the next
week will be a marvel.
PAWNEE COUNTY SUED. prevent the collection of taxes levied
upon the raised value fixed by the ter-
Neven 8nlts for Large Suma Have Been Tltorial board of equalization. The
Piled. ; ^a8e was once decided against the tax-
Pawnre, 0. T., July 20.—[Special]— payers, and they asked for a rehear-
Seven suits have been filed in the pro- in*> aDd tow the attorney general
bate court against the board of county i°'ns w'th them in order that the case
commissioners of 1'awnee countv. may settled, as already there are
The amount involved in the seven ,aaDy protests over the raise of valua-
suits is $5,817.37, and consists of war- tioa made the territorial board this
rants which were disallowed by Judge -vear' a"1* some counties are refusing
to assess a tax on the raised valuation.
When the question was decided before
Justices Dale and Tarsney were cn
one side, and Bierer and McAtee on
the othar, with Justice Scott casting
the deciding vote in favor of the terri-
torial board. Non Justice Keaton sits
in Scott's place, and as be has never
passed on the matter there is no tell-
ing which way he will hold, and as his
is the deciding vote all parties are
anxious to have the question up again
and for good.
offices as possible during his visit here
and it is expected that at least eight
of the thirteen remaining places to be
filled will be disposed of within the
i next two weeks.
Bierer at the time of funding the
county indebtedness in October, 1«95,
for the reason that the said warrants
were issued in excess of the 4 per oent
limit fixed by act of congress for coun-
ty indebtedness. Cases No. 1045 167,
168 and 169 are brought by C. E Van-
dervoot and are for 839il each No.
170, by C. E. Vandervoot, for $3041.45
No. 171, by Outhrie Daily Leader, for
$523.67. No. 172, by John H. Havig-
horst, for $968.25. A general denial
was filed by the county attorney, but
after evidence of the other side was al i
in he said he had no testimony to of-
fer. Judgment was then asked by at-
torneys for plaintiffs, but Judge Neal
held the matter open until the arrival
of the county commissioners. John
R. Stone is attorney for plaintiffs.
PROSPERITY IN NEW MfrXICO
Effects of Returning Confidence In Gather-
lug Strength There.
Washington, July 21.—[Special from
The State Capital Bureau, 610 Four-
teenth Street, N. W.J—"There is no
doubt but that the people of New
Mexico as well as the people of the
southwestern section of the country
are beginning to feel the effects of the
republican administration," said (iov-
ernor Otero, of New Mexico, to The
State Capital correspondent. "Our
farmers and ranchmen are beginning ( are not cited
who brought suit against John Youst,
a hotel keeper at Stillwater, for
$321.27, and garnisheed the boarders.
Youst set up in defense that under the
statutes of Oklahoma all moneys
earned within the preceding ninety
days by personal or professional ser-
vices are exempt from garnishment
The district court of Payne county
overruled his motion to dissolve the
garnishment, and this judgment is af-
firmed by Judge Tarsney, who injected
the following sarcasm in his opinion:
44We are not prepared to assent to
the proposition of counsel that oebts
due for board or aceommodations in a
public hotel are in any sense the per-
sonal or professional earnings of the
owner or proprietor of such hotel. We
any authority that
to experience a new phase of life. I holds that hotel keeping can be le-
They are getting back to the good old ! Ka]>>' e',assed a,nonK the Professions,
. . 4 i and common experience will demon-
strate that though the personal ser-
times under the Harrison administra
tion. And it is a happy return. Our
farmers hr.ve been aided largely this
spring by natural causes and we have
had more rain in New Mexico this sea-
son than in the last two decades. In
fact, the rainfall has been greater
with us than in Kansas or Nebraska,
and as a consequence the country is in
ump d From a Car Window and liscHped
From the Officers.
Ponca City, July 21—[SpecialJ—The! better shape and looking prettier than
EIGHT WITH KNIVES.
A Harmless .lest Costs the Life of Lone
Oakland, I. T., July 20— [Special) —
A serious cutting affray occurred near
Russet, on the Washita recently, be-
tween Tom Hill and Lone Mullens, in
which both parties used knives, Mul-
lens having his throat cut. It occur-
red over a watermelon patch.
Mullens met Hill in the field in the
evening, and began talking to him iu
a joking way about a watermelon
patch, when Hill took umbrage at
some of his remarks and drew his
knife, cutting Mullens severely before
he knew Hill was offended. Mullens
then drew his knife and in making a
defense cut Hill slightly.
murderer, Archibald Kelso, who was
captured by Marshal Wm. Gillen and
turned over on payment of $200 re-
ward, to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, offi-
cers, escaped from his custodians at
Fairbury, Illinois, while enroute home,
and has not been recaptured. He was
playing cards with one of the officers
by an open car window and jumped,
and falling in water and mud was un-
injured. Hefore the cars could be
stopped he had escaped in the dark-
ne>s. There is a $1,000 reward for
Washingtom, July 21.—[Special, j—
W. A. Slater was today appointed
postmaster at Hardesty, Beaver coun-
jty, vice Sullivan, removed.
an}* part of the west. The giamma
grass is luxuriant on the mesas, and
stock of all kind is rolling fat. The
vices of the landlord may, and alas, too
often do, comprise the greater part of
the consideration may in fact bo
It is said that hereafter Judge Tars
ney will be compelled to assume an
alias when he wishes to secure the
best room on the ground floor, south
breeze, no mohquitoes, and breakfast
Over at Perkins there are a number
of merchants and citizens very anxious
to know the present whereabouts of
j J. A. Carriker, who was, for a short
greatest industry of New Mexico is . time, engaged in business there in a
sheep raising, and the owners of flocks , rcslaurant, meat market and bottlinf
are feeling pretty comfortable.
14We are getting 12 cents a pound
now. as against 5 cents under the Wil-
son bill period, and I think our class
of wools will ultimately go to 16
t4This is a big thing for the ranch-
men of our state, for many of them
have upward of 50,000 sheep, and it is
but natural that they should be pro-
tectionists. as are the majority of the
people of my state."
44Is the free silver question waning
in New Mexico?" I asked.
41 Decidedly so. The people still
have a very friendly feeling toward
the free coinage of silver, but they are
not willing to abandon protection for
work combination. He bought a largo
invoice of goods from the Coyle Mer-
cantile company for which he gave
cheeks without any money in bank.
He bilked several cit zens in amounts
from 82 to $20, and the Coyle Mercan-
tile company is out about 8250, which
they may recover, as they attached the
remainit g stock. Carriker is said to
have gotten away with about $500.
An El Reno saddler, named Smith,
crazed by morphine and rum, tried to
kill himself in a stable Tuesday. He
tired six shoots at himself, only one of
which took effect. One bullet entered
the right breast. He will recover.
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