Weekly Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 48, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 27, 1897 Page: 1 of 8
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. Historical Soc'y Norman Ok
THE FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN OKLAHOMA.
GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY, MARCH L'7, 1 SOT. 12 PAOES—l TO !>.
N I'M HER IS.
PLENTY OF RAIN.
C. R. RENFRO
Is going to reduce his Large Drug Stock
and will give his custmers 20 per cent
Discount on all goods in his store for the
next 30 days. I have just received 1000
oz. of Quinine and must sell it and will
close it out at 30c oz.
Make no Mistake Call on us for Drugs
Quinine per ounce 30c
Laxative Fig Syrupe 50c now 4°c
One Minute Cough Cure 50c now 40c
One Minute Cough Cure 25c now 20c
Horse and Cattle Food 3 lb pkg 4OJ
>• " " " 25c now 2oc
White Pine Expectrant 25c now 20c
Fine soap 15c bar, now per box 25c
Fne all rag white envelops, per pack'g 5c
Carbolic Salve 25c now per box 20c
204A°vklhr C.R. RENFRO.
Years' Complete Rainfall in
THE AFTER CLAP.
Corbett Tells How Ho Felt When the
Fatal Blow Was Struck.
the pain was terrible.
The Plow May fettle illiu f r the Rliifc—
Ftiestoimoni VflU How It Was
D.iiio -PttK'rt Thumb
A dispatch came over the wire at 4
o'clock, but was denied by another
dispatch declaring the rumor a fake,
that Corbet was dead. It is untrue.
Carson, Nev , March 18.—(SpecialJ—
As Corbett staggered to his dressing-
room after the contest, his brothers,
Harry and Joe, supporting him one on
each side, the scene was a pitiful one.
What, to him, was honor, fame and
fortune, had been irretrievably lost in
the brief space of tinu since he had
left the room, contldent of keeping the
championship of the world. A short
hour before he had been absolutely
certain of victory without a shadow
tween them to make Fitzsimmons
break away. After that it appeared
to me as if Gorbeit's blows were not
as effective as before and Fitzsiinmons
seemed to be getting stronger all the
time, and, barring a knockout by Fitz-
simmons, I considered the only show
Corbett had was to bunch and worry
him by degrees, and follow him up
until he was dead. Hut the knockout
blow came. It was one of the clean-
est fights that ever took place in the
ring lor the championship.
How It Whh Done.
,'After the battle Fitzsimmons walk-
ed to his dressing room, accompanied
by his wife and followed by his train
ers. Many shouted congratulations
to him on the wav and his trainers
of course, shook hands with him, and
his wife hung on his neck and kissed
"I am the proudest man al ve," said
Fitzsimmons. "I have established
beyond dispute my right to the title of
the heavyweight championship of the
world—a title disputed by one man
only—James J. Corbett. 1 was a bit
fearful at the outset, because the first
right-hand lead I made at him landed
on the back of his head, wrenching
my thumb. Thereafter, I was at a
disadvantage, and you mav have
noticed that, my ritfht swings were
short, but they wer^ delivered with
the purpose of deceiving Corbett into
the belief that the thumb was not in-
jured. That accounts for my missing
so many right-hand swings. I discov-
ered at the outset that his punishment
did not affect me. If his jdbs had
reason they have rain
KttlufMll Above the Aver«K« In th* West-
ern Counties During Lnte Xprlntf
himI Summer Month*— %I«i-
tu'le 1,300 Feet.
Arapahoe Hee: "The rainfall data is
more interesting even than the maxi-
mum and minimum temperature, as it
presents important facts. We have
only three years tabulated, systematic
repjrU. From a long berie* records,
both from Kaunas and Texas, it his
been generally believed, and not with-
out. reason, that the rHinfail in the
territory i^ the heaviest iu tue eastern
portion, gradually deemnsing to tue
westward, and decreasing from south
to north. The facts prove tuis to be
correct, the only exceptions noted are
Arapahoe, Custe** eounty, and Pru-
dence, Woods county. Prudence and
Arapahoe compare favorably with
any other portions of the territory.
We have three years complete record
from Custer county, and every year
the rainfall there has been above the
average for the years in the territory.
"For four years we have been experi-
menting with crops in Custer county.
For these same four years our crops
have averaged better than those of
the best counties in all Oklahoma
"I would also add that when I first
came here cattlemen who had been
familiar with this country for fifteen
or twenty years told tne that duriny
those years when there was a dry
Prove the merit of Hood's Baraaparilla — posi-
tive, perfect, permanent Cures.
Cures <>f scrofula in severest forms, like
goitre, swelled neck, running sores, lnp
disease, sores in the eyes.
Curos <>f Salt Itheuin, with its inters* *trhing
and burning, sealil hend, tc'Av t\ *
Cures < f Boils, Pimples, a " 2L!J ■ rup
tions due to impure l.vW.
Curos of Dyspepsia and other troubles wheif
a good stomach tonic was needed.
Cures of Rheumatism, where patients wereuiv
able to work or walk for weeks.
Cures of Catarrh by expelling the impurities
which cause and sustain the disease,
ures of Nervousness by properly toning anc
feeding the nerves upon pure blood.
Iure3 of That Tired Feeling by res' nlng
strength. Send for book of cures.
BERKEY THE MANlif
Ha Is Nominated for Mayor by the
To C. \. Hood ti Co., Proprietors, Lowell. Mass.
!„ ., r-,n are the best after-dinner
"OOU S I IllS pills, aid dlgestiou. i&e.
form of rain whenever the saturation
point had been reached.
"Now, since rain comes with our
southeast winds, or those from the
(Jnlf of Mexico only 500 miles away,
these clouds, butting up againbt the
heights to the north and west of us
must deposit their squeous vapor in
the form of ruin before they can seale
"The more gentle or gradual rise of
the lend east of in otters less resist-
ance to the ascent of tne rain clouds,
and consequently less ram is depos-
ited at their observatory stations.
R. M. McCullough. M. D."
of doubt that his record would remain
unmarred, and the crushing defeat | landed any place other than on my
was almost beyond beliaf to him. His lips, which are susceptible to bleeding
trainers crowded into the little dark! I «">">< have escaped without a
i u scratch
room Kfter him and gathered about , "Corbett talks about a return fight
him as he sank exhausted in a chair. and says he will folimv me from town
4iI can't realize it, boys," the de- | to town until I give him a return bat-
. 4 , , • „ „r . tie. 1 am thirty-six vears of age,
feated champion said. 1 don t Know 1 • . *
v .have fought more championship bat-
how it happened. 1 had him almost I ties than any two men in ancient or
out and I could have whipped him if I ( modern ring annals, and shall retire,
had followed it up, but I wanted to I will never fight again. Julian will
show him how thoroughly I could
beat him. Oh, if I can only get at him
again. He must, he absolutely must,
give me another chance. I can whip
him next time."
There was a moment's silence when
now take possession of the niche
whieh we have forced Corbett to
,4[ feel more than pleased at the
work of lleferee Siler and am satisfied
that his interpretation of the rules
was along fair lines.
'I have been confident all along of
Th® lleMoluthum Condemn thf l'o|>o<-rullc
Legt-lature mix! Kudors* the City
A<tidiulutr ttton—\ Full City
The republican city convention was
called to order at p. m. today at the
probate court room. I). 11. Widmer,
city chairman, called the meeting to
order and read the^all.
The republicans of the city of Guth-
rie in convention assembled declare
anew their faith and belief iu every
tenet of the republican party. It con-
gratulates the country, and especially
theteriitory of Oklahoma, upon the
advent of a republican national admin-
istration, which means prosperity for
the nation, and better government for
this territory as well as the v\hole
-J. We refer t« the republican city
administration just passed as haviutf
been evi rything it promised and which
tne people hop* d for. it has reduced
iheueotof tne city over Sin,000, put
th«s city upon a cash basis and reduced
municipal expenses more than !?.•> per
cent, and at the same lime low-
ered the taxatiou of the people.
3. We advert t the latj mongrel
legislative as a sample of the irre-
sponsibility, political avarice and
wanton extravagance of raongrelism
in politics—of a fusion of spoilsmen
for the plunder of the people.
4. We warn the people that the
same kind of a gang—an aggregation
of the disgruntled, unreliable and
greedy elements of society—are again
attempting to cajole the people of
Guthrie with the same old "non-parti-
san"' argument. Such miscegenations
are born of political desperation and
with no desire whatever for the public
good. The improvement of the city of
Guthrie; the betterment of its public
streets; the reduction of its public
debt: the lessening of its taxes, by
republican rule, prove the superiority
of republican government; of an ad-
ministration of public affairs by a
party which has reputation and honor
to sustain, and the manhood and cour-
age to sustain them.
5. We go before the people in the
present city election as advocates of
republican principles; of municipal
eeonomv; of the firmest public enter-
piise—and determined upon the high
est and best welfare of the people and
the continued rapid progress of this
the commercial center of the territory.
0. VVe condemn the cowardice of
the popocratie legislature in attempt-
ing to disfranchise certain citizens in-
directly when prohibited by federal
law from doing so directly. We de-
nounce this election law as un-Ameri-
can, contrary to the organic act and
federal law and as a complete nullity
if given the scrutiny * f a just court
It is a cowardly attempt to abridge a
free and fair expression of the public
L. II. IUixto.v,
T. J. Austin.
N. .1. C. Johnson,
H. N. Leonard,
J. J. Nfi.hon,
Of all the nerve-tonics—
bromos, celeries or nervines
—your doctor will tell you
that the Hypophcsphites arc
best understood. So thor-
oughly related is the nerv-
ous system to disease that
some physicians prescribe
Hypophosphites alone in the
early stages of Consump-
tion. Scott's Emulsion is
Cod-liver Oil, emulsified,
with the Hypophosphites,
happily blended. The re-
sult of its uS3 is greater
strength and activity of the
brain, the spinal cord and
Let us send you a book t\\ about it. Sent free
SCOTT & BOWNE, New York.
of the same place, wants a department
place, W. J. Grant is oi't after the El
Leo. Hennet, member of the repub-
lican national committee for the In-
dian Territory, is a candidate for inar-
shalship for the Suthern district; Cap-
tain Hammer, of Ardmore, wants the
marshalship for the Central district,
and Frank Genung, of Muskogee, is
an applicant for the mar6halship for
the Northern district.
WHO HAS BEEN SELECTED TO SUCCEED GEN. WEYLER AS GOVERNOR
GENERAL OF CUBA.
Jim leaned forward against his j my ability to whip Corbett. My roast
brother Harry and burst into tears. ing him was prompted solely by my
T , , «• • ,i v,« •'! ' desire to get him into the ring. I did
4,I can t believe it, he 6aid. i : . . «* .. * i. * *
. not think I could ever get him to face
can't believe it, Harry. How can it be, rae^ nn|PBS \ made him believe that I
oli man, that I am defeated." [ was a bit chary of meeting him. He
Corbett's face was as pale as death j gave me a hard fight and I got consid-
erable punishment. I waited for the
hard at w0kk.
and drawn into ugly lines by tne phy ( ^ ^ as j ^ ^ ^ at
bieal and mental agony he was under- |,js head, played for his body and fin-
going. He little looked the man who i ished hira. I ended Corbett with the
whipped Sullivan, as he lay back in same blow that I used on Sharkey—
, .... i j i,;. i a left hand swing on the body under
his chair, his br.nd pressed below hls | the heart .. b J
heart where the blow that had ruined
him had gone home.
"How my heart pains! How my
heart hurts me," he groaned. "I
thought I would die when I went
dowu. I could not realize that 1 was
being knocned out. I only know that
my side was killing me. The pain
was awful—awful. The only place I
feel any trouble now is rignt below
the heart. I don't know how badly I
am burt. It may kill me vet. and
what is the difference if it does."
There was hardly a mark on his body
to show how the champion had lost.
Referee Silar says: "It locked for
the first five, rounds as if it was Cor-
bett's fight. lie had Fitzsimmons
wobbling in the fourth and fifth Mid I
was forced for the first time to go be-
h0lds the fort.
MIms MuhhlHield Will Not Yield to Mere
A yer's Cherry
"Get it honest if you can,
but — get it."
■ It aires all coughs cv.d
theories regarding the fall of rain?
"1 believe that the natural condi-
tions are here, and that they only
need pointing out to be perceived by
"Custer county is in the valley of
the Washita river, and its altitude
above sea level is about 1,300 feet. It
lies about 500 miles north of the Gulf
of Mexico. Our greatest rainfall is
during the late spring and summer
Compilation Committee j months when the prevailing winds are
Their Labors. ! the south aud southeast. These
, , . moisture-laden winds from the gulf at
A reporter dropped ia on Chief ( lerk | p0jnt strike the foothi.ls of the
Mackey in his rooms in the Okla hotel i mountains to the north and west of
and found him sitting in the center of ! us, and to make the ascent, must dis-
season and no grass in the rest of the
country, they invariably found good
pasturage iu and aooutCu-ter county
in the Washi• a river country.
"Now, accepting ti e .eports as ti ue
—as we are bound to do with such evi-
dence to support them, have we not
natural conditions which, judging by«ia ' "• ^ • "ray wn° was elected to
analogous conditions in other parts of | the oflice of county superintendent
the world, demand just &uch data as last fall, but whom the supreme court
reported to support the scientific
Chandi.kr, 0. T., March 18
decided two weeks ago was not eligi-
ble to the office because he could not
pass an examination and get a
teacher's certificate, has resigned the
office he never held, and the county
commissioners have appointed L. J.
Kalklosch to succeed him.
Miss Olive Stubblefield, the plucky
girl who has held the office for two
years aud beat Bray in the supreme
court, declares that she does not rec-
ognize Bray's authority to reverse that
court, and still holds the office and the
wants the reward.
a great pile of papers and books hard j £ "for m o f*r a i n1 ^B'F a''UeOUS vaPcr lu j t.. w. Graham Claim- the UOO tor Arre.t
at work getting the council journal] While the rise in altitude from the
ready for the printer. He is assisted gulf to this point is only about two
by J. W. McMurty, J. Flem Smith, ! a half feet per mile, the ascent
Sidney Johnson, J. R. Jacobs, XV. II | from here to Woodward, seventy-five
Taylor and J. D. Morris.
Speaker Tousley, John Hogan, Tom | that of Woodward being 2,1100 feet
Do} le and 1). S. Rose, on the part of
the house, J. 1). DeBois and VV. C.
Gould, on the part of the council, are
in comfortable quarters over the Capi-
iind Conviction of Huntley.
L. W. (irahara was in the city today
and made claim for the $200 reward
d*.iles north, is ovor thirteen feet per I offered by the governor for the arrest
mile—our altitude being 1,300 feet and of (trove Huntley for the murder of
Dell Manning. Mr. Graham was the
deputy under Fainter that made the
F. K Gammon n Applicant, hn Connul to
Washington', Mar. 18.—[Special.] —
A large number of Oklahoma and
Indian Territory candidates have
turned up, in addition to those men
tioned in previous dispatches. F. R.
Gammon, of Oklahoma City, is an ap
plicant for appointment as consul to
Antwerp. Among the candidates for
the Mangum land office are 0. P. El-
liott, J. A. Trotter and L. E. Clogston
Dennis Flynn and Senators Hanna
and Kyle today called together on
Secretary Bliss and recommended
Captain J. J. S. Bassler, of Enid, for
chief clerk of the interior department.
Among the candidates for the ap
pointmeni of secretsry of Oklahoma
territory is John Bishop, of Cleo, Cap
tain Conover, of Perry; Henry Linn
and A. T. Hand, of Stillwater, are all
candidates for United States marshal
Captain Bonnet, of Ponea City, is ai
applicant for a clerkship in the treas-
ury department, and L. A. Blandine,
Several After Land Office Positions at
Mai.Kiim and Okltthoma City.
Washington, March 18.— ISpecial.)
Dennis Flynn had an interview today
with Secretary Bliss in regard to the
land ortices at Mangum and Oklahoma
City. L P. Itoss, the receiver at the
latter ollice, was removed March 2 for
irregularities and an appointment is
expected there shortly. John Pfaflf is
a candidate for the place. For the
Mangum office the candidates are:
Frank Worcester, of Grant county, re-
ceiver, and S. W. Kirkpatrick, of El
The main interest centers in the
fight for the Oklahoma governorship.
The term of the present incumbent
expires in May. The fight seems ta
bri between Flynn and c. M. Barnes.
Flynn will probably remain on the-
Amos Ewing, of Kingfisher, is here
prepared to light everybody who is
favorably named in connection with
oue-hmf of the federal places.
P. L. Soper, of Vinita, I. T., is
awaiting the arrival of Cy beland.
He is an applicant for the office of
United States attorney for the north-
ern district. Judge Shackelford, of
Muskogee, is also here, pushing his
candidacy for reappointment to the
Among today's arrivals was Judge
James E. Humphrey, of Purcell,
Chickasaw natioL, who is a candidate
for United States attorney for the
Ed P. Kelley, of Guthrie, who has
been here since tne inauguration, left
for home this morning.
here until the contest is de-
Barnes is due here on the ?.'0th
A FAMOUS DESPEKAD0.
above sea level
"Given the above condition and ob-
servation we should expect just such a | staoula uhv. fo.itiun.
large annual rainfall as we have re
ported. I Pojjca City, O. T., March 16.—To
"While in India, I remember poinp ' the Republicans of Oklahoma Terri-
to spend the hot season in the yc ar , tory: The death of senator H. D.
I88'. at, l'anchpani, and that of 1890 at , liaiter removes from our midst one of
tal National bank. They are settling
down to work codifying the laws:.
Miss Minnie Miller and John lliggett | MahabUshwar, two places of equal our most able and safest advisers,
are assisting the committee. I elevation in the tlhauts mountains. I Senator liaker's life service in behalf
Chief Clerk Whitworth has p'easant I 'earned there that tile annual rainfall . of republican principles surely entitle
i U/i ti >.r< f v. 1 n .in i. ■ n n (ill i .. U .i. . *. V, 1 I II X — M . .— * 1 a _ . . .. . — ,-1.1 — .. . i ' — A
rooms on the same floor, and is fa
lie is assist
■d by L. K. Wall
id C. C. Hu<ls**n.
: at the first place was DO inches
at Mahableshwar. only twelve
west, and on the other side
mountains, the annual raiDfall was
1 inches. The Engli-h authorities
accounted tot the difference
his family to some consideration at
our hands, and I respectfully request
the co operation of all the republican
newspapers aud members of the vari-
Mrs. Josephine Polhi 11, of Due West,
S. C., had a severe case of catarrh,
which finally became so deep-seated
that she was entirely deaf in one
ear, and part of I he bono in her nose
sloughed off. The best physicians
treated her in vain, and she used
washes to no
avail. Fourteen bottles of S. S. S.
promptly reached the seat of the dis-
ease, and cured her sound and well.
'vi. \ 1. v ■I'i N r">
R. nevor falls to
i) only rr.toc!
. Hooku .
Kd Newcomb Essays to Hold Up a Tritiu
Load of PasneogerM.
Independence, Kasr, March 19.—
[Special, j—At Lenopah, I. T., south of
here. Monday night, Kd Newcomb, a
well-known territory despera<3o, en-
tered the depot, and holding- up the
agent robbed hira of his watch and
some money which he had in his
pockets. fI he agent had a large roll
of bills in his pocket, but as soon as
he caught sight of the desperado he
threw it into the waste basket and the
robber failed to notice it. About that
time the north-bound Missouri Pacific
train pulled iu and Newcomb boarded
it, with the intention of robbing the
passengers He evidently intended to
do it single-handed, as none of his
confederates was seen in the vicinity.
After holding up three or four person ,
he evidently concluded it was too big-
a job for one man, and, jumping1 from
the train, he disappeaied in the dark-
ness. Newcomb is a half-breed Indian
and is the terror of that part of the
territory. He was the leader of the
gang that held up and robbed the
Caney Valley bank about four years
ago. He was captured and served a
term in the penitentiary for that crime.
He was a member of the famous Starr
f eng and was with the Dalton boys on
several of their raids. He has been
implicated in several murders.
Mrs. Sadie Adams and mother re-
turned from an extended vi-it to
Wright county, Missouri, tn- • Ti .- ,
left this j ' crnoon for thci. :ne iu
Spring Creek low:iili:p.
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