Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 10, 1897 Page: 1 of 10
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THE FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN OKLAHOflA.
GUT1IHIE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, .ILLY lO, KS!>7
1 'J PA( ES—1 TO It.
Ml'MBER I o.
THE FAIR GOD
Smiles Most Lavishly Upon the Peo-
ple of Oklahoma Territory.
THIRTY MILLION BUSHELS
Of Wlirnt 11 Staring the Fanner* In the
Fnee. While Prosperity Stalks Forth
Over the LHU(l-M< Ktiil?j, Pros-
perity mini Wheat.
One of the grandest Bights west of
the Mississippi river, or in fact any-
where in the I'nited States, can now
be witnessed in the territory of Okla-
homa. The boasted artificial scenery
of the east, the snow capped moun-
tains of Colorado,thevineyards of Cali-
fornia and the cotton fields of the
south all pale into insignificance in
comparison with the golden fields of
grain that everywhere greet the eye
of the tourist in the ricli productive
soil of beautiful Oklahoma. Soloman
in aU his glory was never so great as
the wheat fields of Oklahoma.
This year will mark the era of a
great revolution in Oklahoma. What
was once the hiding place and home of
the dreaded o Jtlaw is now th? peaceful
abode of the honest farmer, surround-
ed with fields of golden grain, produc
tive vineyards, places of worship,
school houses and—pops. In a re-
markably short space of time the ter-
ritory has been transformed from a
howling wilderness into a veritable
garden of Eden with Adam and Eve
aud the tempting app e thrown in for
good measure Prosperity and con-
tentment with the enormous wheat
crop, the mo6t of which has already
been harvested, will place Oklahoma
upon a high moral and financial plane
never before eujiyed by a territory.
The antics of the festive cowboy, the
daring deeds of the bold highwayman
and the familiar form of the deputy
marshal with his white broad-rimmed
hat and shining Winchester, have
become a thing of the past and the
only illusion to their existence is found
now in the yelloA'-baek novels sold by
the train boy on the railroads, or
when some ex-deputy is cus6irg Mar-
shal Nagel for shutting off his fee*.
The reputation and standing of the
territory is advancing higher and
higher, and people from all over the
United States are casting their eyes
toward Oklahoma and her productive
soil as a place for investment and per-
manent homes. Three years ago this
was not so, but a short tune has
worked wonderful changes. This
year Oklahoma is the wonder of the
wo Id, and 25,000 people will be added
to her population ere another sum-
mer's sun kisses the golden grain.
The big newspapers of the east ar3
sendii.g special correspondents into
came time to prav he offered up a sup-
plication from which the following is
an extract: 'And now, O Lord, look
down upon and ble>-M those who are
toiling in yonder fields. If it were
not Thy will, O Lord, that they should
work upon the Sabbath day. Thou
wouldst not have oyer ripened the
fruit of Thy vineyard Bless them aud
sustain them, for they toil to fill tin-
mouths of Thy babes and helpless
ones, and, if they break one of Thy
commandments, forgive them, for they
mean not to.'"
The enormous production of small
grain this year will enable the farmers
to wipe out their debts anil "then
some." The fruit crop will be the
nest-etfg for a bank account, the cotton
and com will place the farmer in ti e
role of a "bloated populist" with
money to loan, while the cattle, h« gi
Blakely Drowned While Bath-
ing in the Cottonwood.
WAS SEIZED WITH CHAMPS
And Sunk to Blue no More—I'uhappy End-
ing of a flat h In k l'ar*y —He Whs a
Young Mini of Miich Standing
In Keligloun Circled.
Is never done, and it is especially wearing
and wearisome to tli< > > whose blood i-;
impure and unfit properly to tone, suh-
i tain, and renew the wasting of nerve.
I muscle and tissue. It is more I.<awv of
I this condition of the blood that women
j are run down,
Tired, Weak, Norvons,
! Than because of the work itself. Every
I physician says ho, and that the only rem*
, edy is in building up by taking a ;
A party of ladies and gentlemen, j nt,rve t0nie. Mood purifier it:nl \ral ,;r
composed of seven ladies and six gen- j like? Hood'sSarsapaiil! . For the i rouble
tlemen, left the city last evening1 Peculiar to Women a! < iiv:-.!
J climate or life, or rcmilli'ig from L.rr
I about 7:30 for a plunge in the refresa-1 WOrk, nervousness, and impurt
hickens and "other stuff will ke *p > waters of the Cottonwood, south
he family in "provender," and give . .
he senile housewife plenty of pin j of the city one mile, in the pool known
lumbermen will do a as the cut-off. Francis M. Hlakely
good business selling the farmers
lumber, the carpenters will be in
demand to erect the buildings, and
when corn cutting time comes the far-
mers will be looking for shot guns
and Winchesters, as the corn will
grow so high that the ears will have
to be "shot off" in order to gather
them in. All along the line "work
was the first one of the party to enter
the water and immediately started to
swim to the opposite bank, which is
very wide. He was heated before en-
tering the water and when about mid-
way of the stream was seized with a
cramp. He turned and attempted to i
thousands have found relief and
The One True Hloo<l Purifier. SI per bottle
Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mas?
work, work," is the watch word. The | regain the shore, but sank immediate-
. , ,, i>.|| ara the only p'lN to taki
MOOd S I ills w Hi li -
ttery populist now finds his occupation
gone and prosperity staring hiru iu the
face. Even Delegate Callahan, real-
izing that the Lord has knocked the
bottom out of populism, left bis ar-
derous duties at Washington and came
home to take care of his bountiful
wheat crop, while Leo Vi? cent, the .
father of the pop party in Oklahoma, l by diving and for that reason life was
ly, after but a short struggle. One of
the young men of the party attempted
to rescue him, but when within a few
feet of him he sank to rise no more.
The water is v ry deep at that point
and the bottom could not be reached
extinct when the body was finally re-
covered, two hours later.
The body was recovered about 10
o'clock and taken to Rhodes' under-
taking establishment and coroner's in-
quest held. Mr. Hlakely was an ex-
knowing that the wave of prosperity
now sweeping over the territory would
do away with his thunder in the next
campaign, has sold his paper and will
go to Colorado where the poor devils
work in the mines and the populist
doctrine is their only consolation.
"McKinley and prosperity" are in . . .
.7 1,1 j „ „ „.i,« 1 pert swimmer and when taken by
the saddle. The wild-eyed pop who f w J
used to tramp up and down the streets cramps assistance was impossible,
quoting "hard times" i.eras is almost Francis M. Klakeley has been em-
driven to desperation upon opening up ployed in Saunders' saddlery and har-
his paper and finding the following j ness shop since last November. Dur-
notice staring him in the face:
HARVEST HANDS WANTED.
Not Enough Men in Oklahoma to
Gathkr the Crop that is Ripening.
"Garfield county has more than 100,-
000 acres of wheat ripening and not
harvest hands sufficient to take care
of it. The necessary hands canot be
found. Five hundred good men can
find employment for thirty days. The
farmers are unable to handle the crop
aud unless help soon comes, much of
it will spoil on their hands."
"In Noble county harvest hands are
in great demand. Every incoming
train is watched by farmers in need
of help, and every able-bodied man !
and boy is begged to go into the harv- |
est fields. At least 200 harvest hands |
are needed here now, and hundreds of
acres of wheat will be lost to the
famers of this county if help cannot!
be secured to harvest it."
Never in the history of any territory
has there been such prosperity as will 1
be enjoyed by the people of Oklahoma |
this year. Aside from the enormous
Flunt of the CIiIcIchmhw Asphalt Company
Ardmore, I. T., July 1.—[Special.]—
This afternoon Deputy George Henry
Bruce sold at public outcry, to the
highest bidder, all the mining rights,
privileges, immunities and franchises
o' ned by the Chickasaw Asphalt com-
pany, $t the Arbuekle mountains.near
Woodford, and known as the Chicka-
saw asphalt mines. There was no
competition in bidding, and the whole
concern was knocked down to W. L.
Moody A: Co , of Galveston, for $500.
Oklahoma, not for the purpose of writ- 1 crops that will be gathered, the people
ing up train robberies and murders,
but to get the actual facts and figures
of the enormous crop of all kiuds
that is being raised here as
nowhere else in the world. A con
servative estimate of the wheat yield
of the territory places it at thirty
million bushels, to say nothing of the
wonderful yield of fruit, cotton, corn,
and other cereals A special corres-
pondent sent out by one of the large
daily papers of New York, stated to a
State Capital representative that
Kay county would produce more
wheat this year, according to the size
of the county, than any county in the
world and the balance of the counties
in the territory are a close second to
Kay county. There is not a bushel of
wheat that will bring less than fifty
cents per bushel, which means that
the "poor down trodden" farmers will
have to borrow their wive s stockings
to hide away fifteen million dollars,
to say nothing of the "other stuff"
that will bring in a few millions more
on the side. Fifteen or twenty
million "free silver" dollars rolling
around over the territory will drive
the poor pops crazy.
What's the matter with Oklahoma?
It hasn't enough binders and healers
to cut t hewheat and over one-third of
the over ripe wheat and oats is
still waiting the sickel. There is not
enough threshing machines in the ter-
ritory to handle more than one-half of
the grain as it should be handled.
Harvest hands are in great demand
The pop orator who used to sit around
whittling dry goods boxes and howl
ing to the farmers tnat the country
was going to the dogs, while his wife
worked over the wash tub in order to
get something to eat for herself and
children can now get a job that will
make him healthy and fat riding a
binder at 8'.'.50 per day and board.
The sevendollar a week store clerk
can quit spending his time inflating
his "bike" aud do a little good for his
country by hollering at the mules
from the seat of a "header" to the
tune of $15 a week an I "found."
The work of gathering in the
"golden sheaf" is going on night and
day, Sundays included. Even the good
ministers of the gospel appreciate the
situation, as the following taken from
an exchange will show:
"In Kay county there is a nice,
fatherly old Methodist circuit rider
who evidently believes that under cer-
tain circumstances it is proper to labor
on Sunday. Last Sabbath he preached
in a country school house while the
air about him was fairly buzzing with
the sound of harvesters as they gar-
nered the over-ripe grain. When it
are prosperous in many ether ways.
The following table shows a wonderful
growth in the wealth of Oklahoma.
Elevators and mills and additions to
the same are being built all over the
territory, while the managers of the
railroads are laving awake nights to
figure out how thev are going to han-
dle the enormous product of Oklaho-
ma. "McKinley and Prosperity" are
truly at hand. County assessors' re-
turns for lb'.iT show a big increase in
livestock. While some counties show
a falling off in the number of cattle,
WILLIAM J. DFBOr:.
THE NE"\V UNITED STATES SENATOR RECENTLY ELECTED BY THE KEN-
and others in the number of hogs, yet ing that time he has made many
there has been a sufficient increase on
the wholf in each county to in ike the
wealth far greater than in 1890.
The total livestock holdings are:
Hoes, 108.671; horses, 181,006; mules,
32,789; cattle, 505,024; sheep. 44,563.
The to'ial livestock holdings as
shown by the returns of 1890 were:
Hogs. 122,497: horses, 100,886; mules,
28,.'54; cattle, 385,365; sheep. 39,340.
The increase over the 1896 valuation
is as follows Hogs, 76,174; horses, 20,-
120: mules, 4,535; cattle, 119,659; sheep,
The increase during the year, exclu-
friends by his courteous manners
business and energetic work in relig-
ious circles. He was a Free Metho-
dist before coining to this city, since
he has not confined his labors to any
denomination but has striven to do all
in his power in uplifting and purify-
ing the world.
G. W. Hlakely, (father of the de-
ceased, arrived in the city at noon to-
day and immediately took his son to
his farm, twenty miles east, near Mc-
Kinley, where the funeral will be held
this evening. The body was accom-
panied by a number of the military
The mines were sold on an execu-
tion issued from the United States
court, in which A. II. Law was plain-
tiff. and the Chickasaw Asphalt com
puny, Hugh R. Coynington, Thomas
Coynington and 11. Lee Sellers were
PROSPERITY HAS COME.
sive of the Kaw and Osage reserva- company, of which Mr. Blakely was
tions. which were not included in the & member.
returns for 1896, is as follows: Hogs,
72,969; horses. 16,367. raule6, 3,124: cat-
tle, 22,819; sheep, 5,115.
The amount of money in each coun-
ty is represented as ridicuously small. K*-Confederate§ Enjoyed a Grand Re-
Soiue of the counties report no money j union.
at all, the most noticeable being Lin- . . . , , , . ...
coin county, which is one of tlu- most tAbDM0RE' L T" July 1 •—fSpecial.]—
prosperous in the territory. The low- Veterans who attended the confeder-
est amount reported was STo, by D i ate reunion, and also enjoyed the
countv. Oklahoma county came to J sights of the centennial at Nashville,
the front with 8171,395. The total . . ,
sho\Ts a per capita circulation of little I have returned- Tl -y r<"port that the
more than 81. Hut the cry of "hard I reunion was the grandest gathering
times" is seldom heard here. | the old veterans have ever had.
Day county, one of the most remote ! Judge lvilgore left Nashville Satur-
,n the territory, reported "ply two ] rj ay night for Chattanooga .from where
pianos. D reported three. Oklahoma | he w;u pay a visit to otd Chickamauga
county valued its puinos at §1:>, <•!'>. j battlefield, going frora there to New-
'man Ga. the place of his nativity.
Two New Font master*.
Washington, July 1. | Special.]—
The following postmasters have been
appointed: (J. W. Outcalt, Choctaw,
Okla., vice Frank Cook. C. F. Hub-
bard, Morgan, Grant county, vice I).
Washington. July l.—| Special]—
Pensions were granted today to Will-
iam ltarr, of Omega, increase; Will-
iam Burns, of Newkirk, increase: Mary
Duncan, of Shawnee, original wid-
ow's; Mary A Pierce, of Wilcox, origi-
Judge Kilgore's health has improved
greatly, and he hopes to be thoroughly
restored when he returns about July
TWO JUDGES SELECTED.
.1 osoph € ■ 111 and .lodge Campbell to Suc-
ceed Springer and KHgore.
Washington, July 1.—[Special.]—■
Judge Joseph Gill of Colby. Kas., and
Judge Campbell of Ardmore. I.T..
have been agreed upon to succeed
Judges Springer and Kilgore in the
Colonel E F. Mitch* 11 Says It Huh Struck
Oklahoma and No .WUtake About It.
Kansas City Journal: Colonel E. F.
Mitchell, of El Reno, is in the city
looking after some cattle business.
He has 5,000 head of cattle in the
Wichita and Cado country and says
within a year Kansas City's market
will equal Chicago, and within five
years Chicago will be distanced.
"Prosperity has struck Oklahoma,
anyhow," he remarked last night.
"No such crops were ever grown out
of the ground. Everything is fine
For the first time in 'Oklahoma, the
fellows have commenced to suspect
that it is more profitable to do busi-
ness than to hold office. Live stock
and grain are our salvation, and it all
coines to Kansas City."
On Sunday last, in Garfield county,
on Red Rock creek, the two-year-old
daught r of Mrs Amanda Moore was
drowned. A. Phillips drove a team
down into the creek and a waterspout
came down on them, drowning the
team and the little girl There were
six people in the wagon, but all of
them escaped except the little girl
above mentioned Mrs Moore, who is
the daughter of Mr. Phillips, lives in
Iowa, and was here on a visit to her
Ensigne Hart Karnes left yesterday
for San Francisco, California, to report
on the receiving ship Independence.
In a few days the battle ship Oregon
will be ready, on whi h Mr Harnes
goes on a three year's cruise to the
PATRICK GETS IT I
He Knocks the Sac ard Fox Indian
HOME RULE IS APPLIED 1
HIjC Business Men Asked for I'atrlek. aM j
Did Maker and I.eland and Thum- j
ton—Few Indorsements From
Washington, July 2.— |Special.]—
At 4:30 yesterday the name of Lee |
Patrick was sent to the senate as
agent of the Sac and Fox Indians of j
Oklahoma, of whom he was agent un- \
der Harrison. The appointment was
asked by the Simmons hardware and
other big St. Louis, Kanbas City and
Chicago firms and by several banks in
the same towns, probab.y influenced
to do so by men who had considerable
money out among the Indians and
were fearful «f large losses. Senator
Raker and Cy Leland also personally
requested it. While Senator Thurston
had indorsed M. Golden, he indicated
to the secretary that Patrick would
be satisfactory to him. Golden had
some strong endorsements on file.
Flynn was the only conspicuous Okla-
homa endorsement Patrick had,though
his endorsement from Oklahoma busi-
ness men was strong. Governor Karnes
does not appear of record as having
endorsed anybody for this place.
Patrick has been here for ninety
days personally pressing his claims.
The salary is $1,500 a year.
The nomination will be reported
favorably this afternoon and he will
be promptly confirmed.
There was a stiong tendency to give
this and all Indian agencies in Okla-
homa to outsiders, as Secretary Bliss
has not counted these under the free
homes plank of the national plat-
form. It took very strong pressure t3
apply home rule to this place.
HEAR OLD DATES.
Many Indian Grave 8 Have Keen Dis-
Berwyn, I. T,, July 2.—[Special.]—
Considerable interest has been aroused
here in the past few days over the un-
usual number of silver coins bearing
dates of 1858 to 1801 being put into
circulation that do not show any signs
of ever having been used before. It
was at first believed that clever coun-
terfeiters were at work, and an inves-
tigation was begun, which led to the
discovery that parties have been dig
ging in an old Indian grave yard near
here, aud it is snpposed the money
was found there.
It is well known that the old time
Indians followed the custom of bury-
ing money, hunting outfits and all
manner of useful and oruamentul ar-
ticles with their dead.
The work of digging into the Indian
graves has been done very secretiy as
the Indians would make i., hot for the
ghouls if they caught them at this
employment. Several graves th'it
have been opened are believed to have
contained considerable treasure, as
some of the ludians who lived here-
abouts were reported to be rich.
RAILROADS TO BLACKWELL.
One Outlet ai d Maybe Two, Assured lor
Kay County's Wheat.
Akkansas City, Kas., July 2.—[Spec-
ial]— Blackwell, Kay county, Oklaho-
ma, seems to be assured of one rail-
road, aud maybe two. Her citizens
have guaranteed $20,000 in cash, and
50,000 bushels of wheat will be given
to the first railroad to enter. The
farmers have offered to give a certain
part of each loavi until the 30,000
bushels shall have accumulated. Otti-
cials of the St. Louis A San Francisco
and the Missouri Pacific are looking
over the ground, and it is expected
that work will begin soon and that
Kay county will havemeansof moving
its million bushels of wheat from its
own market. Roth roads now termin-
You and we may differ as to
money standards and out of
our very differences good may
come. But we won't differ as
to the merits of one standard
emulsion of cod liver oil.
SCOTT'S EMULSION has
won and held its way for
nearly 25 years in the world of
medicine until to-day it is al-
most as much the standard in
all cases of lung trouble, and
every condition of wasting
whether in child or adult as
quinine is in malarial fevers.
Differ on the money ques-
tion if you will, but when it
comes to a question of health,
perhaps of life and death, get
Your druggist sells Scott's Emulsion. H
Two sizes, 50 cts. anc
SCOTT & UOWNE,
. and $1.00 fj|
NF-, New York. H
ORDERED TO RETURN.
Allot nient Ih Suspended I'emlliiR; further
A Washington dispatch to the Ulobe-
Allotting Agents Coleman and Mills,
who were given charge of the o|ening
of the Wichita country in the Indian
Territory, have been ordered to return
to Washington aud make a report,
which will be final as far as they are
concerned, the secretary of the inter-
ior having decided to suspend the al-
lotment of the Wichita lands until
there is further legislation by con-
The situation existing w ith regard
to the Wichita lands is a peculiar
one. The lands were the property of
the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians.
The government effected an arrange-
ment with the Chickasaws and Clioc-
taws whereby the government ac-
quired the right to locate a friendly
tribe of Indians upon the lands and
the government settled the Wichitas
upon them. Under the agreement
which the government had with the
Choctaws and Chickasaws the opening
up of the lands to whites makes the
government liable to the Chickasaws
and Choctaws for the value of the
lands, and these tribes now have a
suit against the government pending
in the court of claims, in which they
seek to recover 81.25 an acre for the
743,610 acres compromised in the
Wichita reservation. At the same
time the Wichitas also claim that the
government cannot take the lands
away from them under the present
treaty without affording them ade-
quate compensation. So that in open-
ing the lands to white settlemert, as
pmposed, the government would have
to pay twice for the lands, or 82.50 an
acre. Of course, part, if not all the
white settlers who a-e waiting to en-
ter upon the lands and establish
The order for the opening up of the
reservation and appointment, of the
allotting agents was one of the last
acts of Secretary Francis
Secretary Bliss is of the opinion that,
it would be unwise to proceed with
the allotment until the court of claims
passed upon the claim of the Chicka-
saws and Choctaws. and Congress has
enacted further legislation upon the
:t2,4 l; ii all el* in
Fort Gibson May he Ke-Kstabllshed.
Fort Gibson, I. T., July 2.—[Spec-
ial)—The recent resistance by freed-
men to replevin by I'nited States mar-
shals and general unsettled conditions
have induced the Dawes commission
to request the secretary of war to have
a military p st re-established here,
and a telegram from General Merritt
to Captain Galbraith for information
in regard to the condition and capac-
ity of the old barracks leads to the be-
lief that definite steps are being taken.
Oklahoma rout musters.
Washington, July 2. — [Special.]
The following postmaster was ap-
pointed for Oklahoma today: E.
Stevens, Jefferson, Grant county, vice
W. J. Hicks.
| The wheat average as determined
I by five reports from the territory of
' 4'^, 35, J*, 31 and 10 bushels, places tlu
mean average at 32.4 bushels. 1 his
covers a wide range, from K to I?
bushels to the acre, and is a conserva-
tive test. The crop estimates at 25, or
even 20, bushels average, will not be
much out of the way. If the crop will
hold up to 20,000,000 bushels, and we
do not believe it will go below this,
and the price can be maintained at or
above 50 cents per bushel, the crop
will be a great stimulant to Oklahoma
Cherokee Teaehern In Convention.
Tahlequah, 1. T., July 2.—(Special!
—Over 100 public school teachers and
about thirty teachers of the high
schools of the Cherokee nation are
meeting here. Nearly all of them ar >
Cherokees, and were educated in the
schools of their owu country.
Washington, July 2.—[Special.] —
The following pensions were issued
for Oklahoma today: Additiona',
Christopher P. Fisher, Homestead.
Increase, Amos li. Conner, Sac and
Fox agency. Original, minor of John
li. Eldred, Chester.
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