Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 47, Ed. 2 Saturday, February 12, 1898 Page: 1 of 4
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THE FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN OKLAHOMA.
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, FKHHUAItY 118<js.
1L> PA(iES—! TO 1 If,
| TERRITORIAL NEWS, i
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NOTICE—All correspondents must ha>e the
name ot to*n, count>, township and name of
correspondent 01 each letter to Insure publi-
cation. The name is not for publication.
Denver, Cleveland Co., Okla., Feb. 7.—
Having beautiful weather at present.
Mr. Pledge is on the sie«t list this week.
John Clark is up from Holdenville, I. T.
Fred Reynolds went to Norman last
Miss Nora Sullivant went 10 Arkansas
Rich Worthington returned from Mc-
Bessie Rowles and Marea Monroe were
out from Norman last week visiting in
this part of the country.
HIGH VIEW HUNTINGS.
Standard. Oak View Tp., Okla.. Feb. 7.-
V. R. Boggess has sold his bicycle.
Mr. Jesse Bartlett has gone to Missouri.
Mr. Boggess went to the strip last Fri-
Geo. Gragg's new house is nearly com-
Wheat is looking better since the re-
cent rains. j
Miss Lottie Craig started for Missouri
Oscar Helton spent two days in the strip
A dance was given at Mr. James' last
There was a party at Mr. Washburn's
The dance at Mr. Davis, last Wednes-
day night was a grand success.
Miss Rose Gragg and Miss Grace Lovell
visited Miss Elsie McGint.v last Sunday.
Mr. John James and Miss Sophia Ken-
necht were married last Tuesday even-
Several from this part of the country
went to the strip last Friday to attend
the dance at Mr. Strat ton's.
There was a party and oyster supper
given at the home of Mrs. Craig fast
Tuesday night which was well attended.
All report a good time.
Misses Mamie Pry. Grace Lovell and
Elsie MeOinty and Messrs. Will McKay.
}Lrne*et Denny and J. W. Rainey visited
Miss Mary Stansbury ana Mr. Charlie
Guthrie Sunday evening.
A bountiful wedding gupper was
for thirty couples.
THINGS AT FLORENCE.
Florence, Ware Tp.. Grant Co., Feb. 9.—
Wm. Robins is very low w t consump-
Mr. Mofoeray is in ..nthony, Kan., this
Thomas. Deer Creek Tp.. Ok., Feb. 4.—
Mr. Merrilies has a pet deer.
Dr. O. P. Ceilings is expected home this
JefT Baitte was over to Arapahoe last
Ed Miller is erecting a fine residence on j
Jake Place has decided not to move to |
Mr. Goffs traveling store is becoming a
Bert Fender took a ioad of cotton to El .
Reno last week.
A party was given at Frank CXine's last |
Judge Mathis is suffering from an at-1
tack of la grippe.
Dan Gray was in El Reno with a load
of wheat last week.
A social hop was given at John Kippen-
berger's Friday night.
The county surveyors are busy at this
place "squaring the circles."
Henry Claber brought a load of furni-
ture' from El Reno last week.
B. R. Parrish, T. A. Garver and B. B.
Parrish went to Arapahoe last Friday on
The efforts of Dennis Flynn for free
homes is stimulating much enthusiasm
for that gentleman.
CAMP CREEK WHISPERS.
Camp Creek. Simpson Tp.. Ok., Feb. 4.—
Camp Creek school closed Friday.
Warm and pleasant for -he time of year.
John Goettshe is at Mr. Carpenter's sick
All the people have a very bad cold on
' Camp Creek.
G. W. Lash was in Woodward last week
The snow last wee-* done the wheat a
great deal of good.
Max Rein is canvassing for the paper,
"Appeal to Reason."
Township meeting was held at Mr. Aus-
tin's last Monday night.
Mr. Goettshe and his father-in-law will
return from Nebraska soon.
Died, Friday, Jan. 2, the infant child of
Mr. and Mrs. Joe W'allace.
There are a good many claims chang-
ing hands now and a few being filed on.
Sam Bales and sisters and Lena and
Minnie Bristol visited the Camp Creek
Mrs. Goettshe and children, Mr. and
Mr*. Nenlen and Walter White spent Sun-
day at Mr. Lash's.
Clifton, Noble County. Okla., Feb. 4 —
Mr. Rasberry went to Shawnee Wednes-
There are several fields of cotton not
The recent rains have made the roads
The dance at Piatt's was well attended
Born to Mr. and Mrs. John Godfrey on
Jan. 21, a boy.
Miss Jennie McCall has returned from
school at Shawnee.
Wm. Fugett attended the dance at Mr.
Seaton's Friday night.
The new school house in district No. 124
is being rapidly completed and will soon
be ready for school.
Some of the farmers are turning the soil
preparatory to farming. Every body pre-
dicts a large crop this year.
There were forty-six numbers sold at
Mr. Hocekey's dance Wednesday night
and a good time is reported.
Mr. Chas. Bolston and Miss Ola Sabas-
tian were united in marriage on Jan. 25.
A. L. Ferrel has built a new house on
Land buyers and claim hunters are very
Plowing fire guards and fighting prairie
hres is the order of the day.
Mrs. Steve Carr has been quite sick with
Mrs. Jasper Burns is visiting her pa-
rents in Wilson county, Kan.
Mr. Clark lost fifteen head of cattle the
other day from eating stocks.
V. O. Burns is going to Hutchinson,
Kas., this week to have a cancer remov-
ed from his neck.
Miss Goldie Burns has just returned
from Hutchinson, Kan., where she has
been going to school.
The farmers are in good spirits over the
condition of thf* ground and are contem-
plating a big crop this year.
yuite a number of the neighbors met at
the home of Mr. Arnold Saturday to help
dispose of the roasted turkey.
Miss Maud Matthews has taught a very
good school in distric t t l this winter and
the children are learning fast.
There have been quite a number of new
houses bu'ilt and pastures fenced this win-
ter whieh is the result of good crops.
We have been having a fine winter so
far and the wheat is locking fine in this
part of the country, of which there was a
large acreage put out.
Tecumseh, Pottawatomie Co., Feb. 9.—
Cool and windy weather.
Cotton still coming in briskly.
Mercantile business very brisk.
Dan De Shanes baby died last week.
G. W. Kidd is on the sick list this week.
Farmers are getting ready for spring
All business and residence buildings are
Real estate is moving at advanced prices
of last year.
Our city is full of newcomers, looking
Three new brick business houses are to
be built soon.
Several sales of residence property have
been made lately.
An enjoyable time was had at the pie
so* ial at Mr. Porter's Friday night.
Rents are advancing as there are not
enough houses to supply t. e demand.
Miss Grace Taft, who has been attend-
ing college at Wichita, is at home on a
L. J. Zeigler has bought the fine resi-
dence of J. ii. Hebard and will move into
The recent rain will insure a good crop
of wheat. The farmers are progressing
nicely with their plowing.
Morgan A: Son. contractors, are build-
ing the Methodist church at Garber and
will soon have It completed.
The old district court building was mov-
ed one block south last week and will be
used for the M. E. church.
Sheriff Dickerson arres two would-be
detectives last - nesday, who were
heavily armed, as suspicious characters.
Bert Slyter has proved to be more pop-
ular than either Hume or Garber, having
won two prizes at the phonograph show.
Walker & Rains have added a large ad-
dition to their grocery stare building to
meet the wants of their increased busi-
Smith Bros . are erecting a large frame
warehouse in the rear of their brick store
room to be used for hardware and farm
Garber, Grant Tp., -aT .eld Oo., Feb. 9—
Verdie Labr is attending college at To-
Guy Kidd is painting Bob Wilkason's
The new stone school house is nearly
Mrs. Otie Dias is visiting at her father's,
Wm. Furgason returned from Missouri
with his bride last week.
Effie Jones has sold her claim and re-
turned to Oklahoma City.
Cedar, Cedar Tp., Logan Co., Feb. 9.—
Plenty of rain at present.
Kinney Lowder is plowing fifteen acres
Mr. Robinson is giving good satisfaction
at Pleasant Valley school.
Howard Lowder and wife were the wel-
come guests of Mr. and Mrs. Herron last
The farms are in fine condition for oats.
Mrs. Breden has been on the sick list
Miss Ida Allen, who is teaching the
Pawnee school, has been quite sick, but
is able to commence teaching again this
Elmer Baker will deliver a sermon at
Pleasant Valley * eb. 13. Elmer is a smart
young man and is worthy to address both
young and old. He has the good wishes
Mrs. Ellis gave a pop corn party Satur-
day evening for the benerfit of the little
folks. A large number was present and
all seemed to enjoy themselves immense-
ly. Among those present were: Misses
Tillie Hall, Jennie Bussard. Ettie Fleener,
Tola Gobble, and little foiKs too numerous
Carney, Lincoln County, Okla.. Feb. 9 —
We are having very pleasant weather
to begin farming.
There will not be so much cotton plant-
ed this season as last on account of the
spread I low prices and the scarcity of pickers.
Job Woods is just recovering from a se-
vere spell of the grippe.
Miss Mable Ball was given a very agree-
able surprise Tuesday night, it being her
fifteenth birthday. The young folks, by
the solicitation of Miss Goldie Fouts gath-
ered at her home on that evening and a
very enjoyable time was had until the wee
A. Ellis has his n« w store completed and
has moved his stock of groceries Into it.
E. E. Friend was on the sick list but
as able to be up Sunday.
B. Fouts visited Chandler Saturday t.
hear its people rejoicing over the new rail-
it is with deepest regrets that we learn
of the murder of Mr. Rhine of Wellston,
as he was a man wmo held the respect of
all who knew him and was a very valua-
F. Nulf and Joe Buck are In th> Creek
The young folke gave M'ss Lizzie Hud-
erberger a very agreeable surprise Friday
night, it being her sixteenth birthday.
They met at her home and spent the ev-
ning in conversation and dancing.
The Carney school is one of the best
in the country.
M. L. McPherson is getting the lumber
on the ground for an addition to his fine
LILLY VALE NEWS.
Lilly Vale. Lowe Tp.. Kay Co., Feb.
Frank Judd has purchased a top buggy.
Meeting still continues at the sod school
John King and family have returned
from Kansas City.
The mail from Lilly Vale to Newkirk is
now carried by Mrs. Hartman.
Willie and Minnie Brewer are visiting
relatives in Sedgwick county, Kan., this
Mr. Crocker, who was visiting D. W.
Lamar, has gone to Kildare to visit his
brothers before returning to his home in
Iowa. He was highly pleased with the
country and thinks he will return and in-
vest in real estate.
RED OAK NEWS.
Red Oak, Cleveland Co., Okla., Feb. 9.—
Some cotton yet to pick.
C. T. Cummins marketed cotton at Lex-
ington this week.
There will a large acreage of fruit trees
and vines planted this spring.
Mr. Joe Walker, recently of Texas, has
rented the Bostick a..^ment on Council
The Red Oak schocd. under the manage-
ment of Prof, iiarris, is progressing very
Grandpa Nk'hols left .is week for his
old home in Indiana. He will visit there
We heartily endorse all that the Eto-
wah correspondent says in regard to the
necessity of a cotton gin in this locality.
Some enterprising man with capital would
do well to investigate.
WINN VIEW WRINKLES.
Winnview, Blaine Co., Okla., Feb. 9.—
Cotton pickers can be seen in nearly
E. T. Davis has been working for his
father in Woods county.
Henry Barnhart has moved to Anvil and
his claim, all under fence, is offered for
Mrs. Mary Canfield who has been in In-
diana for a year has returned to her
Henry Bohrofon has returned from a
two month's visit to Harper and Grimes,
E. H. Rice has been stopping a couple of
months with old friends in Woodward
J. M. Rice has purchased the J. C. By-
arly claim. This makes him 800 acres in
Pres. J. T. House and Prof. H. C. House
of Kingfisher college, will hold services
here Feb. 31.
Rev. J. E. Piatt of Guthrie, gave a lec-
ture and normal lesson before our Sun-
day school on Jan. 31.
A petition is being circu ited to move
the postoffice two miles south to the resi-
dence of Mrs. G. W. Fickle.
E. W. Voss of Yukon, and B. Munn-
sell of El Reno, held a five days meeting
at the Presbyterian church last week.
John O'Donnell has built a new two-
roomed frame house to take the place of
the old sod one and gave an oyster supper
to his neighbors Friday evening.
A large amount of fencing has been done
this winter. With five cent posts and
two cent wire it will only take one more
season of 70 cent wheat to have all the
John J. lyoewen. whose s:csness result-
ed from overexertion in trying to s;*ve e
burning threshing machine, died last
Friday. Services were conducted at the
church In both English and German.
Pres. Hutton and Secretary Rice of the
county Sunday school association, with
Mesdames Hutton and RUe. were in the
south part of the county last week visit
ing Sunday schools anu assisting in con
Fay, Blaine County, Okla., Feb. 9.-
Plenty of rain.
Weather is fine.
Wheat is looking gooel.
John Stinson has a bran new boy at his
B. F. Goe was in Watonga Tuesday on
J. B. and Oscar Sober were in El Reno
J. F. Gallop and wife wer over to Inde
pendence last week.
Mrs. Allen Stinson is in unid visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Bono.
Mrs. Fisher, daughter of Mr. Lucas, of
St. Jose ph. Mo., is visiting here.
All eyes are turned toward Hon. Dennis
Flynn in his efforts to secure free homes
Alexander Boyd, who has been quite ill
for the past few weeks, is able to around
A. W. Dunnagan will represent his firm
at the Indian payment at Darlington
M'LOVD GOSS 11 .
McLoud. Pottawatomie Co., Ok., Feb 't—
The ground hog saw his shadow in this
McLoud hits certainly been struck by
the wave of prosperity.
J. B. S. Case, the implement man, has
erected a new building on South Main
There are a great many cases of la
grippe and pneumonia at present i nthis
Judging from the number of wagons lin-
•d up at the gin every day. there is a
great amount of the fleecy staple in the
« OMI>T< >N COLLECTION.
Compton, White Rock Tp.. Ok., Feb. 9.
Plenty of rain on the wheat.
Little Lin k Kirk is on the si- k list this
Charley Sml.h returned last week from
Miss Zcila McDaniel is down with the
Mrs. Sadie Rush has had a sieg-- oi' the
Mr. Kinglcy is erecting a new house on
Dan Dutton is wcrking for Mr. Wi?e
Mr. Moore has his new house about
A protracted meeting is being held at
Miss Millie Armstrong of Guthrie, i
visiting her sister, Mrs. Rush.
Ruth, D County, Oklahoma, Feb. P.—
Henry Sneed was in Taloga a few days
Mr. Parr has moved to the Chickasaw
H. C\ Mater was in the county seat a
few days ago.
Pastor Barton has gone to Texas to vis-
it his parents.
Miss Georgia Wiseman has bee i quite
Sick this Weefc.
Miss Mabel Linnell, who has been sick,
is some better.
A protracted meeting will commence at
Harmony the 13th.
A social party was given at Mr. Lin-
nell's Saturday night In honor of Miss
Miss Jennie De Masters has closed her
term of school at Harmony giving gen-
Mr. Resecker and daughter, Miss Min-
nie, of Taloga, were isvitlng at Mr and
Mrs. Sneed's a few days ago.
Last Saturday evening about fifty peo-
ple, old and young, surprised Mrs. Sneed
by gathering at her home to spend the
evening , it being her ..n birthday.
COURT OF CLAIMS.
THE MASONIC GRAND LODGE OF OK-
LAHOMA MEET AT EL RL.s'O.
El Reno, Feb. 9.—(Special.)—The Mason-
ic Grand Lodge of Oklahoma Is in sess-
ion here today. The members of the El
Reno lodge entertained the visiting m.i-
sons last night witn tne following pro-
Serenade, "Stars are Twinkling,"
Arapahoe School Band
Address of welcome Col. W. H. Grigsby
Response A. W. isher. Grand Master
Recitation, "The New Lochinvar, ..
Miss Ge:ue Libby
Quartette, "Gathering Home,"
Misses Birch and Warren, and
Messrs Parker and Cornelius
Recitation, "Uncle David."
Miss Gertrude Snrth
Duet, "Land of the Swallows,"
Misses Birch and Warren
Recitation, "His Regular Ti ne for Fid
dling Miss Des«ie D.lle
Quartette. "The Professor at H ►me,". .
Misses Birch and Warren, and
Messrs Parker and Custer
"Loves Serenade"..Arapahoe School Band
After the entertainment an excellent
banquet was served.
Mr. Havenstrite, ex-justice of Mulhall
township, attended the meeting of the
county commissioners today.
Forrest McKinley, of Alberqurque. N.
M.. has arived in the city and will as-
sume his duties as land inspector of
this district. He is a son of Receiver
DANGER OF FLOODS.
MISSISIPPI IS AGAIN POURING
INTO THE VALLEYS.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 8.—The pro-
tection levee at the Reid crevasse in
Madison parish broke yesterday, letting
the water in through the old break. A
force of over 1.000 men was at work on
this levee and it was hoped that it
could be held until the main levee be-
hind it could be constructed, but the
danger line was passed Friday and
another rise yesterday resulted in a
break in the levee, the water running
through and over the old crevasse. The
break is 300 feet wide and nine feet
deep, and is cutting both in depth and
width. An effort will be made to keep
the water off the Biggs levee so that
the work on that will not be suspended.
It is feared that the water going
through will do some damage in the
lower portion of Madison parish, but
not of serious nature.
Supt. S. N. Hopkins will attend the
national association of public superin-
tendents at Chattanooga, Tenn., Feb-
ruary 22 to 24.
Bill By Which Certain Indian Cases
Can Be Tried By It.
ADOPTED CITIZENS HAVE RIGHTS.
Ilou let Ion < an It#- It route tit It > One
Tribe \gain r \ not tier I or
< IniniM and Itigliin hue
From The StateCapital Bureau.610 14th St.
Washington, Feb. 9.—Representative
Little has introduced in the house a
bill to provide for submitting to the
court of claims for determination the
right of the Delaware Inidans in the
Cherokee- nation, the Mississippi Choc-
taws in the Choctaw nation, the Chick-
asaw freedmon in the Chickasaw na-
tion, and intermarried persons in the
Choctaw. Chickasaw and Cherokee na-
tions anci for other purposes. It is as
Be it enacted by the senate and
house of representatives of the United
States of America in congress assem-
bled, that the Delaware Indians re-
siding in the Cherokee nation are here-
by authorized and empowered to bring
suit in the court of claims of the Unit-
ed States, within sixty days after the
pasage of this act, against the Chero-
kee nation, for the purpose of deter-
mining the rights of said Deleware
Indians in and to the lands and funds
of said nation under t! eir contract and
agreement with the Cherokee nation,
dated April Mh. 1S67; or the Cherokee
nation may bring a like suit against
said Delaware Indians; and Jurisdic-
tion is conferred on said court to aelju-
dicate and fully determine the same.
Sec. 2. That the persons known as
Chickasaw freedmen, residing in the
Chickasaw nation, are hereby author-
ized and empowered to bring suit in
the court of claims of the United
States, within sixty days after the
passage of this act, against the Chick-
asaw nation, for the purpose of deter-
mining their rights to citizenship in
the Chickasaw nation and t«• an inter-
est in the lands of the Chickasaw
tribe, under provisions of the treaty
made in eighteen hundered and sixt>-
six between the United States afid the
Choctaw and Chickasaw iriScs "f In-
dians and the laws < f the ( hickasaw
nation and of the United States pur-
suant to said treaty; or the Chickasaw
nation may bring a like Dui; against
said Chickasaw freedmen and iu;is-
dicti< n is conferred on said court to
adjudicate and fully determine the
Sec. 3. That the persons known as
Indians in the Indian territory be, and
they are hereby, authorized and em-
powered, in the name of the governor
of the nation, within ninety days after
the passage of this act, to institute
suit in the United States court of
claims against the United States to re-
cover any and all arrears of interest
claimed to be due them on their trust
funds. Said suit may be instituted in
said court by petition in the name of
the governor of said nation, which pe-
tition shall simply state the facts con-
stituting their cause < f action; and
the court of claims of the United
States is hereby invested with full jur-
isdiction and powers exercised by
courts of equity so far as may be nec-
essary to give full relief in said suit;
and it may consider all questions in-
volved in any of the treaties between
the United States and the Chickasaw
nation of Indians and awards of the
secreary of the interior under any of
said treaties and the acts of congress
thereto. Saiu court shall pass upon all
claims or cross claims proposed or as-
serted by either party, touching said
claim for arrears of interest, so as to
adjudicate all matter of dispute aris-
ing therein, and to what equity and
justice require between the parties to
the suit. All reports, records, and
other papers in any executive depart-
ment of the government, including any
heard made by the secretary of the in-
terior touching said claim, and all ac ts
of congress in relation thereto, as well
as any papers, reports or records be-
fore congress, or the committees there-
of, bearing upon said claim, may be
used before said court; and such
weight may be given them by said
court as it may seem ujst, to the end
that perfect justice and equity may be
done between the parties. Notice of
such suit shall be executed by deliver-
ing a true copy of said petition to the
attorney general of the United States,
whose duty it shall be, for and in be-
half of the United States, to demur or
answer the petition therein within
thirty days after the service of such
process upon him, unless the court for
good cause shall grant further time for
filing the same.
Sec. 4. That persons known as Miss-
issippi Choetaws. of Choctaw Indian
blood, who lcaim rights as Choctaw
citizens in the lands of the tribe in the
Choctaw nation, are hereby authorized
and empowered to bring suit in the
court of claims of the United States,
within sixty days after the passage
of this act. against the Choctaw nation
to determine their rights under trea-
ies made between the United States
and the Choctaw tribe of Indians, and
particularly under article fourteen of
a treaty concluded on the twenty-sev-
enth day of September, eighteen hun-
dred and thirty; or the Choctaw nation
may bring a like suit against said Mis-
sissippi Choetaws, and jurisdiction is
( i nferred on said court to adjudicate
and fully determine the* same.
Sec. f>. That white persons who have
Intermarried with Cherokee citizens
according to cherokee laws, and white?
eprsons who have intermarried with
Choctaw or Chickasaw citizens accord-
ing to their laws and provisions of
treaties between the United tSates and
the Choctaw and Chiakasaw tribes, arc?
here oy authorized and empowered to
bring suits in the court of claims • •£
th.- United States, within ninety dayM
after the passage of this act, against
their respective nations, for the pur-
pose of determining, according to law
and equity, all their rights and claims
under such laws and treaties in and to
the lands and funds of the respective
tribes into which they have so inter-
married. Should any of such persons
re< "Ve; against the nation, the court
shall rende r judgment for the amount
and order the same t>ai t by the Unite-!
States and deducted from any funds
dtie such nation, and shall direct to be
paid out of the sum so recovered all
fees clue to attorneys of record, as
shown by their written contract with
the parties; or said nations shall bring
like suits against such intermarried
persons w ithin their respective nations
anci Jurisdiction is conferred on said
court to adjudicate and fully determine
Sec. t . That any suit, except such
suit as is provided for in section threi
herein, so authorized may be brought
by any party other than said tribes
in their own behalf or in the name of
any trustee or delegate selected by
them, with approval of the secretary of
the interior, and by any one of said
tribe's in the name of the principal
chief, acting principal chief, or gov-
ernor of the tribe; and the law and
practice and rules of procedure in sucli
• •uits shall be the practice and law
in all such cases; and copies of peti-
tions filed in any cast at commence-
ment of suit shall be served on the
principal chief or the governor of th"
tribe; r on the trustee or delegate so
appointed, or on any other person su-
inr. or on his representative, by a mar-
shal of the United States court in In-
dian territory, and on the attorney
general of the United States, who shall
designate and appoint, from the de-
partment ef justice, a competent per-
son to defend for the tribe and for the
United States in each of said suits, an i
said court shall have authority, in its
disc retion, to enforce Its judgments in
all such eases by proper process: Pro-
vided, that any suit brought under
provisions of this act shall be by said
• ••nit advanced on the docket and le-
termined by the court as early a:-*
practicable; and its decision in each
case shall be final.
CHOCTAW WILL EXTEND.
FIFTY MILES WILL RH BUILT BY
MAY 1ST ON THE PROPOSED
Times-Journal: Yesterday evening a
special train from South McAlester arriv-
ed in the city bound ror 101 Reno. On
board were Generail Manager Wood, Traf-
fic Manager Holden, General Solicitor J.
W. McLoud and Chief Engineer Molliter,
.o. officials of the Choctaw.
A representative of this paper visited
their car He was informed oy General
Manager Wood and Mr. Holden that they
were on their way to .nspect the proposed
route of their western extension.
They will go to Watonga, Arapahoe and
Cloud C hief before returning as they de-
sire to look all around before they deckle
just how far they will build. They de-
clared that the Choctaw would immediate-
ly begin to buKld west, that fifty miles
would be built «tft once and that cars
would be running over these fifty miles
before the first day ,or May this year.
They intend to build farther, but just how
much farthe r the-y do not yet know.
President Francis I Gowan, of Philadel-
phia. was in consultation with these offi-
cials before they left South McAlester and
it was his and the directors orders that
work e.n the extension be Immedki/tely be-
gun The Choctaw will also be built east
from Wister, I T., to Little Rock. Ark.
The value of thi« extension to the job-
bing interests of Oklahoma thirty can hard-
ly be overestimated. There w kl be' a num-
ber of ne w towns spring up along the- lino
of the ne-w extension. Almost all of the
jobbing trade of these towns will come
to this city. It wii be seen thsirt so far as
our Wholesale interests are concerned that
the extension of the Choctaw west is of
vast importance to the ci'ty.
Cushing Herald Jerry Maynard
says he has explicit confidence in the
outcome of the coal shaft he is sink-
ing on Squire Burlin's place. Besides
the 17 inc hes of coal already discover-
ed. he has struck a three-foot vein of
superior fire c lay, which alone will pay
to work. He is still going down and
expects to strike a good vein of coat
within the next 40 feet. Mr. Maynard
and Squire Burlin deserve much cred-
it for their push and enterpirse. and
should they meet with success it will
be c f material benefit to this commun-
ity. We believe our citizens should
give them all the encouragement pos-
Sunday night Ash Bailey and FM
Kent, two young scapegraces of Okla-
homa City, and uLla Thompson and
Maude Irvine, young gills of good
homes, and respectable parents, made
up a party and ran away. None of
them had money, but by some means
reached this city. Yesterday they were
captured by the police ami the repent-
ant girls returned last night
The new postmaster at Greton s
Ex-Gov. Seay is in Port Arthur.
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Greer, Frank H. Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 47, Ed. 2 Saturday, February 12, 1898, newspaper, February 12, 1898; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc275261/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.