Mulhall Enterprise. (Mulhall, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, January 17, 1902 Page: 3 of 8
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TALM AUK'S SEllMON.
THE BEAUTY OF CHRISTIAN CO UR i
• ESY POINTED OUT.
IM»roiirKP I'rt'Hclinl from t ln» \Vonl< «f
IVtt'r: "li«* ( oiirlcous" The \nliitt of
I*ralH«--t;i vlnt; rhiiughtf ulut*** for
Other* a Spirit to It* Cultivated.
(Copyright 1902. by Louis Klopich', N. v.»
Washington. .Jan. 1 lv In this dis-
course l)r. Talpiage .urges thoughtful-
nt s- for ofjiers and shows how such
a benignant spirit may be fostered;
text. I Peter ii. 8. lie courteous."
In an age when bluntness has been
canonized as a virtue it may be use-
tul to extol one of the most beautiful
of all the royal family of graces—
courtesy. It is graciousness, deference
to the wishes of others, good manners,
affability willingness to deny our-
selves somewhat for the advantage of
others, urbanity. Mark you, it can-
not be put on or dramatized suc-
cessfully for a long while. We may
lie full of bows and genuflections, and
smiles and complimentary phrase, and
have nothing of genuine courtesy
either in our makeup or in our de-
meanor. A backwoodsman who never
*»aw a drawing room or a dancing mas-
ter or .i caterer or a fold of drapery
may with his big soul and hard hand
and awkward salutation exercise the
grace, while one born under richest
upholstery and educated in foreign
schools, and bothered to know which
of ten garments he will take from a
royal wardrobe, may be as barren of
tii»* spirit ol courtesy as the great Sa-
hara desert is of green meadows and
Now. you know as well as T do that
some of the most undesirable people
have been seeming incarnations of
courtesy. In our early American his-
tory there arose a man of wonderful
talent, an impersonation of all that
can charm drawing rooms and culti-
vated circle-, lie became vice presi-
dent of the United States and within
one vote of being president. Men
threw away their fortunes to help him
in his political aspirations and to
forward him in a conspiracy to over-
throw the government of the United
States he trying to do in America !
what Napoleon at that very time was j
trying to do in Europe—establish a >
throne for himself. But he was im-
moral and corrupt. He was the ser-
pent that wound its way into many a
domestic paradise. lie shot to death
one of the greatest of Americans—
Alexander Hamilton. The world found
out long before he left it that the of-
fender 1 speak of was an embodiment
of dissoluteness and base ambition. He
was the best illustration that 1
know of of the fact that a man may
have the appearance of courtesy while
within he is all wrong.
Absalom, a Uible character, was a
spechm n of ;i man of polish outside
and of rottenness inside. He captur-
ed all who came ie tr him. Hut. oh,
what a heart he had, full of treachery
and unlilial spirit and baseness! He
was as bad as he wa • alluring and
I lilo what .!< lin W !< y said to i
man when their carriage* met on the
road The ruffian, knowing Mr. Wes-
ley and disliking him, did not turn out,
but Kept the middle of the road. Mr.
W< sle\ cheerfully gave the man all
the road, himself riding into the ditch.
As they pass* 1 each otln r the ruffian
said "1 never turn out for fc o!s." and
Mr. Wesley aid. "I always do." I
like the reproof which a Chinaman iti
San Francisco gave an American. The
American pushed him off the side-
walk until he fell into the mud. The
Chinaman on rising began to brush oft
the mud and said to the American:
"You Christian: me heathen, (lood-
by." A stranger entered a church in
one of the cities and was allowed to
stand a long while, although there
was plenty of room. No one offered a
seat. The stranger after awhile said
to one of tin brethren. What church
is this?' The answer was. Christ's
church, -if." "Is he in?" said the
stranger. The olli* ;-r of the church
understood what was meant and gave
him a se.it. We want more courtesy
in the churches, more courtesy in
places of business, more courtesy in
Let us all cultivate this gra e of
Chri.-tian courtesy by indulging in the
habit of praise instead of the habit of
blame. There are evils in the world
that we must denounce, and there an
men and women who ought to be
chastised, but nev< r let us allow tie
opportunity of ai plauding good dee Is
pass unimprove }. The old theory was
that you must never praise people lest
we make them v in. No danger of
that. Before any of us get through
with life we will have enough mean
and ignoble and depreciating and ly-
ing things said about us to keep us
humble. God approvingly recognizes
a system of rewards as well as of pun-
When you hear a good sermon, stop
after the benediction and tell the pas-
tor, though you never saw him before
that day, "Your sermon did me good."
When a mechanic does a good piece
of work tell him it is well done When
a physician brings you out of a per-
ilous illness, stop him in the street
and say, "Doctor, you saved my life."
When you hear of a business man in
some heavy stress of financial weather
helping frailer craft Into the haibor,
go into his counting room and say, "I
hear you have been helping your fel-
low business man to outride the tem-
pest of a,panic, and I came in to thank
you for the good advice you gave
and to let you know that all good
citizens appreciate what you have
been doing." Go down the street to-
morrow and thank somebody. There
are hundreds of people who never get
thanked at all. Plenty of severe
criticism, plenty of faultfinding, plenty
of misinterpretation, plenty of depre- I
elation, but as to gratitude—that is a ;
market in which the supply does not I
equal the demand.
In the cultivation of this habit of
Christian courtesy let us abstain from
joining in the work of defamation.
It is a bad streak in human nature
that there are so many people who
prefer to believe e\ il instead of good
concerning any one und*r discussion.
The more faults a man has of his own
the more.wiling is he to ascribe faults
What a curse of cynics and pessi-
mists afflicts our time, afflicts all time!
There are those who praise no one un-
til he is dead Now that he is clear
under ground and a heavy stone is on
top of him i re is no possibility of
his ever coming up again as a rival.
Some of the epitaphs on tombstones
are so fulsome that on resurrection
day a man rising may, if he reads the
epitaph, for the moment think he got
Into the wrong grave
There are two sides to every man's
character- it good side and an evil
side. The good see only the good and
the evil only the evil, and the proba-
bility is that a medium opinion is the
right opinion. Most of the people
whom I know are doing about as well
as they can under the circumstances.
The work of reform is the most
important work, but many of the re-
formers. dwelling on one evil, see
nothing but evil, and they get so used
to anathema they forget the usefulness
once in awhile of a benediction. They
get so accustomed to excoriating pub-
lic men that they do not realize that
never since John Hancock in boldest
chirography signed the Declaration of
Independence, never since Columbus
picked up the floating land flowers
that showed him he was coming near
some new country, have there been
so many noble and splendid and
Christian men in high places in this
country as now. You could go into
the president's cabinet or the United
States senate or the house of repre-
sentatives in this city and find plenty
of men capable of holding an old
fashioned Methodist prayer meeting,
plenty of senators and representatives
and cabinet officers to start the tune
and kneel with the penitents at the
altar. In all these places there are
men who could, without looking at
the book, recite the sublime words,
as did Gladstone during vacation at
Hawarden, "i believe in God, the
Father Almighty. Maker of heaven
and earth, and in Jesus Christ," and
from the senate and house of repre-
sentatives and the presidential cabi-
net and from the surrounding offices
and committee rooms, if they could
hear, would come many voices re-
sponding "Amen and amen!"
Christian courtesy I especially com-
mend to those who have subordinates.
Almost every person has some one un-
der him. How do you treat that clerk,
that servant, that assistant, that em-
ploye? Do you accost him in brusque
terms and roughly command him to do
that which you might kindlv ask him
to d»? The last words that ttie Duke
of Wellington uttered were, "it' you
please." That conqueror in what was
in some respects the greatest battle
ever fought, in his last hours, asked by
] is s rvatit if le would take some tea
replied, "If you please," his last words
an »xpress:oii of courtesy. Hemtiful
characteristic in any class. There is
no excuse for boorishncss in any cir-
cle. As complete a gentleman as ever
lived was the man who was unhorsed
on the road to Dam e us and beheaded
on the road to Ostia Paul, the apostle.
I know that he might be so character-
ized by the way he apoliglzed to Ana-
nias. the high priest. I Know it from
the way he complimented Felix as a
judge and from the way he greets the
king. ' I thank myself. King Agrippa,
because I tdinll answer for myself this
day before thee touching all the things
whereof I am accused of the Jews, es-
pecially because 1 know thee to be ex-
pert in all customs and questions
which are among the Jews." And then
see those words of advice which lie
jives: "Hear ye one another's bur-
dens;" "in honor preferring one an-
other," "honor all men."
What a mighty means <>f usefulness i
is courtesy! The lack of it brings to
many a dead failure, while before :
those who possess it in large quantity
nil the doors of opportunity are open.
You can tell that urbanity does not
tome from study of books of etiquette,
although such hooks have their use. i
but from a mind full of thoughtful*
ness for others and a heart in sym- |
pnthy with the conditions of others.
Ah. this world net da lighting up! To
those of t.s who are prosperous it is no
credit that we are in a state of good
cheer, but in the lives of ninety-nine '
out of a hundred there is a pathetic
Fide, a taking off. a deficit, an anxiety
a trouble. By a g« nial look, by a kind
word, by a helpful action, we may lift
a little of the burden and partly cleai
the way for the stumbling foot. Oh
what a glorious art It is to say the
right word in the right »vay at the
Alexander the Great won the love of
his soldiers on foot by calling them
fellow footmen. Huhoboain lost the
ten tribes through his discourtesy.
More thought fulness for others let us
all cultivate It.
Many years ago two men entered the
largest locomotive workshops in Phil-
adelphia. They were treated in a very
indifferent way and were allowed to
depart without any show of courtesy
They went into other shops, and no
especial attention was given them
After awhile tho two men entered a
: mailer shop, and the overseer took
great pains in showing them every
thing and how they wrought and on
what plan the shops were run. The
two visitors were agents of the Czar
of Russia, and those shops were trans
ferred to St. Petersburg, and that po-
lite man that bestowed such attention
was called to build the locomotives for '
all the railroads of Russia and had for-
tune after fortune roll In upon him.
Courtesy is a mighty force in temporal
things as well as in spiritual things.
Let us start each year, each month,
each day, with the question. What can
I do to make others happv On our
way to office or store or shop or rail
train lot us be alert for heaven de-
The time must come when the world
will acknowledge international cour-
tesy Now courtes\ between nations
is chiefly made of rhetorical greeting,
but as soon as there is a difference of
interest their ministers plenipotentiary
are called home, and the guns of the
forts are put In position, ami the army
and navy get ready. Why not a cour-
tesy between nations that will defer
to each other and surrendei a little
rather than have prolonged acrimony,
ending In great slaughter? Room for
all nations of the earth and all styles
of government. What the world wants
is less armament and more courtesy,
less of the spirit of destruction and
more of the spirit of amity. This cen-
tury has opened with too many armies
in the field and too many men-of-war
on the ocean. Before the century closes
may the last cavalry horse be hitched
to the plow and the last warship be-
come a merchantman.
There is nothing warthy in the
thought that the earth will get too
crowded with population if vast mul-
titudes are not destroyed by war.
When our old world is full of inhabi-
tants. it will have fulfilled its mission,
and it will be put aside like an old
ship turned into a navy yard and dis-
mantled and the world's inhabitants
tran.-i'i rrcd to some other constella-
tion. Tiie angels in the song celebrat-
ed this coming international courtesy
when in the Bethlehem starlight they
chanted, "Good will to men."
If others lack courtesy, that is no
reason why you should lack it. Re-
spond to rudeness by utmost affabili-
ty. Because some one else is a boor
is no reason why you should he a boor.
So I applaud Christian courtesy. I
would put it upon the throne of every
I heart in all the world. The beauty of
I it is that you may extend it to others
! and have just as much of it—yea, more
J of it- left in your own heart and life.
1 It is like the miracle of the loaves and
, lishes, which, by being divided, were
! multiplied until twelve baskets were
filled with the remnants. It is like a
l torch, with which fifty lamps may be
lighted and yet the torch remain as
bright as before it lighted the first
But this grace will not come to its
coronal until it reaches the heavenly
sphere. What a world that must be
where selfishness and jealousy and
pride and ascerbitc s of temper have
never entered and never will enter!
No struggle for precedence. No rival-
ry between cherubim and seraphim.
■ No ambition as to who shall have the
I front seats in the temple of God and
the Lamb. No controversy about the
! place the guest n ay take at the ban-
quet. No rivaliy of rob.' or coron t
j No racing of chariots. No throne look-
ing askance upon other thrones, but
i all the inhabitant- p ifn:|y hap;-, and
| rejoicing in the perf<ct happiness
of others. If I never get to any other
I delightful place, I want to get .to that
place. What a n.oai in live in for-
i ever! All worshiping the same God,
| all saved by the same Christ, all ex-
i periencing the same emotions all
: ascending the same heights of love
j and exultation, all celebrating the vic-
! tories. Courtesy there easy, because
, there will be no faults to overlook, no
I apologies to make, no mistakes to cor*
rect, no di agreeableness to overcome,
no wrongs to right. In all the ages to
| come not a detraction or a subterfuge.
A perfect soul in a perfect heaven. \n
that realm, world without end. it will
never be necessary to repeat the
words of my text, words that now
need oft repetition. "Be ourt'Hms."
Minco is to become an incorporated
ype writ» i s
of which is I
qommissiou is using
> have a gin. tin
» begin at one*-.
Latest New * Cov
.oid Indian Territories.
h at Lawton i>
rritorv with a
The new M. K. cliur
the only on« in the t
The nomination ot Si en tary Crimes
has been sent to the senate by President
R. D Hickman, of Nashville, Teiin..
committed suicide at Chickasha by tak
The steel for the Oklahoma Cily and
Southwest* rn has arrived and i rapidly
A number of cases of smallpox are
reported among the negroes around
Frogville. I. T
The house committee on territories
fixed the 'S-U\ inst for hearing on the
Oklahoma statehood bill.
The name of tin* new town in
Comanche county has becu changed
from McKnight to Walters.
Two women and
waylaid and killet
bridge, -iv miles fr<
man are reported
near the Caddo
A bill ]nissed congress unanimously
to give Mrs McKinley the free mailing
privilege during the remainder of lier
The bill to create the territory of Jef-
ferson out of the Indian territory was
Trot I to a sub-committee on terri-
The c pidemic typhoid fever that has
been raging in the southwestern part
f the territorv is reported to be rap
idly li ving out.
Prof. <\ C. Brown, a principal in one
of the (Juthrie schools, leaves this
month to take up educational work in
W. R. Foster, ot Norman, fell from
the top of a house while building a
chimney and received injuries that
may prove fatal.
The Oklahoma. Texas and (iulf rail-
read purchased forty acres of what is
known as the MeCormiek additions to
F. hooper, of Shawnee, has liecn up
pointed territorial bank commissioner
to succeed F. H. Thwing. of Oklahoma
Alvin Klliot. 4» years of age commit
ted suicide by hanging at his farm near
Wankonis. He had an action pending
in court for divorce.
GOING IN STYLE.
\< iant;« 111 * 111 nl 111. 4 iiliuuilOe on Slate
liootl to Itiiir ill S|»«M ial Sleeper*,
cirmnii A demonstration calling
the attention of congrofcs forcibly t<>
Oklahoma statehood will probably be
made by eiti/< ns of oklahoma in Wash
ington when the statehood bill is called
up by the committee in February L
ii Niblaok, editor of the Guthrie
Leader, promoter of the scheme, has
been several weeks in perfecting details.
It is plauu d to run a train of Pullman
ears, carry in.: .".oo C.tizen* of Oklahoma,
from Oklahoma Citj to Washington
and return, the trip to cover ten days.
The train will be decorated with ban
tiers and the representatives of the dif
ferent towns and counties will dis-
tribute advertising portraying the
resources of Oklahoma and the rights
of her people to enjoy the benefits of
It is believed that tin4 presence of
this number of em rgetic men in Wash-
ington will attract more attention than
all the })etitions and memorials that
could be presented to congress. There
will be a carefully selected committee
to seek the acquaintance of metropoli
tan newspaper cerrespondeuts in Wash-
ington and urge tliein to give < )klahoma
the greatest possible a mount of publicity
in her struggle for statehood.
Mr. N iblaok has the assistance of \V.
11. Redwine, of Pawnees in arranging
for the excursion. The party will use
the sleeping curs while in Washington
and the individual cost will be small.
Several railroad companies are figuring i
on the proposition and, if a guarantee
of ,'UK) excursionists can be given, it is
believed that the cost for each passenger
will not exceed fell. Commercial clubs
in different towns will be asked toco-
NEW BILLS FOR TERRITORIES.
HE WAS FINALLY RELIEVED.
Soi Til M<
days ago the
miles west »
INI.-'O. I l \ nil • litro«
\\ \sn in» ro\ : Deh
trod nerd a bill in th
s a lew Hill
Flynn has in
for free homo*
expense tile s
for settlers in the < 'oin
and Kiowa r sei'vations
I "lider tbe bill the only
•tilers will have will be
The plant and franchise of the Ml
Reno Eh ctric Light and Telephone
company lias been sold to Lassen iV
Masters foi $1«..>oo.
The committer on territories has re
ported favorably to the senate tile
nomination of Thomas Ferguson to b>
governor ot' t >klah* ma
IriMliuiAti on Nt;nxl.
Lawyers with an appreciative ^ense
of humor enjoy nothing so much as to
get a tjuh k-vvitted. ready-tongued son
of the lfimerald isle on the stand to
rellevt the monotony of the I »gal tech-
nicalities of the case. \ gentleman
who has been collecting samples of
Irish wit and repartee for some tim
relates the following anecdotes. Some
of them are doubtless mellow with age.
but in any case they will bear repeti-
' Are you guilty or not guilty?" ask-
ed the court clerk of a prisoner
cha:ged with some trivial offense
"Phwat are yees there for but to
foind out?" was the quick rejoli der,
A henpi eked husband ft,id Ms 'oef* •
half arrested for assaulting him. The
plaintiff was on the stand.
"And now, Mr. O'Toole," said his
counsel, will you kindly tell the jury
whether your wife was in the habit of
striking you with impunity?"
"Wid what, sor?"
"She wuz, sor, now an' then, hut
she glnerally used th' potaty masher."
A witness testifying In a murder case
was asked to describe to the jury the
I exact location of a lllght of : fairs.
"Explain to the jury." said the pros-
ecuting attorney, "exactly how the
"Shure, sor, if ye slitand at th' bot-
| tom they run up. an' If ye sthand at
| th' top tney run down."
In a suit by an Installment house
I to obtain payment for a suite of furnl-
! ture a witness was asked If he knew
what "quartered oak" meant. II re Is
"It m'ans thot It's thru-quarters
Circumstances often control condi-
tions and compel compliance with un-
pleasant situations.— Phllt delphla Bul-
The Miniiejtpol!s Th • ■-•i:ng Machine
company are t«> • stablish a branch office
at El Reno. \ contract lias been made
for tlie warehouse and otiioc
Tunis Bixby, chairman of tie Dnwe.-
c »mmi.«sio :. who had an operation for
appendicitis at his home in St
Minn., is very much improved.
Representative t'urtis has introduce d
a bill in congress permitting heirs of in
diatis who have received allotted lands
to sell such inherited allotments which
when conveyed shall become taxable.
Sapulpa struck oil nt a depth of
1.400 feet, which is a big thing for the
( reek oil fields Lxjierts doubted if oil
would be found below a depth of tioo
feet at Red Fork
Peter McKile and \\ (' Naiiliov. two
well-known citizens of Tishomingo, I
I . are in jail at Ardmore, charged « nil
killing Thompson Pickens, a Chicka-
saw Indian senator
A five-foot vein of coal was struck
two miles (Mist of Tulsa at a depth of I:»s
feet. The operators are eastern peoph
The shaft is but 'J.c >o feet from a mil-
road and a Hwitch will be ) uiIt.
The case of Dick Harvesting Ma
chim rv <%>.. for £.">00,(XK) damages is on
at Perry. This is the largest suit in
point money matters and legal talent
employed of any ev» r brought here.
W.\miin<ito\ : Th • hons» e mmitt« «
on Indian affairs ordered a favorable
report on the bill authoriz n.- munici
palities of over 1,000 population in the
Indian Territory \ * i>sue I <>mls for
W. H. Quigsbv, prohat • jndg ■ « >
Canadian comity, resigned on recount
of ill health and ,1. L. Phelps, police
judge of El Reno, win appointed by the
county commissioners to till the vat an
cv. Neal Evans will fill the place of
Judge Phelps in the police court.
Mrs. H. Buesehe asks the city council
of Oklahoma City for .f'J.ooo damages
for injuries sustained from a defective
sidewalk. Homo time ago Mrs Bnesche
received a fall which broke an arm.
Further action is awaited the council's
ltohlMM'y al Terlton.
Thieves raided the general store and
post office of Hart man & Florer, i n l
after s 'curing their plunder set fire to
the bnildtng, which was destroyed with
all contents, including merchandise,
ktumps, mail, etc.
The senate of the I'nited States has
confirmed the nomination of Win.
Grimes, of Kingfisher, as secretary of
Oklahoma. The appointment was hold
up for several weeks pending an inves-
tigation of Secretary Grimes' connec-
tion with the sanitarium deal.
the payment of the necessary tiling fot s
for making final proof. When the pay
incut of the fee is made t be boniest• ad- ;
or is to be given a deed to his ijuarter ;
section without further charge from the |
Delegate Flynn ills > introduced a bill 1
providing for the commutation of town-
site purposes for allotments in the
iWi -hita country. The bill ext nds the
law already in force relating to the com- I
mutation of lit me-tead entries into
townsites to allotments m the Wichita
He also introduce I a bill authorizing)
the governor of Oklahoma to detach I
the townships of Rook and Walnut I
from Payne county and annexed them;
Mr. Flynn pr- sented his lull to refund
to the church*» of i >!\lahoma the niom w
paid for their building lots. Action on :
the bill was withheld until the view-
«d' the secretary of th*- interior could be
obtained. Mr. Flynn has introduced a
Paul, bill providing that the law for the
commutation tor townsite purposes of
homestead entries be made applicable
to tie- lands I-, cnt 1 x opened and known
as tin Wichita and Kiowa, Comancln
and Apache rest rvations.
I Hook. ol so u art. II. M
n« u nil i;« «i i.anii-i n.
Al t > 11 i: About thirty
igeiit at Stewart, twenty.
1 this place, notified the
railroad company to send a man to re-
lieve him. At tbt rnd of thirty days
he inquired as to the matter and was
notified to hold on to his job, with no
pr«'Spects of getting nwav Instead of
continuing his place at the d» sk ami
telegraph instrument be hung out the
red light, locked tile depot and sat down
to read a novel \ little later a freight
train arrived but was compelled to lie
up on account of the red light signal.
Two hours later the passenger train
pulled in and was also compelled to
wait for a clearance or until the train
master could run up from this place.
When he arrived the door of the depot
was broken in and after considerable
time, during which the agent and be
had told how they loved each other, the
trains were released. Tim agent re-
fused to do any telegraphing or allow
any one else to do so. He claims he
made a reasonable demand for bis r"
; lease and did not intend to do any work
for the company, but was merely hang-
ing on to secure his bondsman until
such a time as he could l>e checked out.
He had another position offered him at
an advanced salary and was anxious to
accept if. He won ont.
A LAND HOLDING TEST CASE.
Tlir ilolileriuan Trial Megm* nt Vinita
Interests 4 at t leiiien.
Vinita: The trial of Marion Holder-
man, ti wealthy cattleman of tin- Chero-
■ kee nation, on a charge of excessive
I land holding in violation of the Curtis
act, has began in the United States
court. The trial will be watched with
I 1 uteres) by the large cattlemen and
farmers in the territory, as their con-
tinuation in the Indian country depends
upon the outcome. The sections of the
Curtis act under which the action is
brought makes it a misdemeanor for
any member of a tribe to hold more
than his pro-rata shure of the tribal
lands, which is estimated in the Cher-
okee nation at 1(50 acres, lloldermaii
is holding two ranches aggregating
more than 10,000 acres, xvhieh be ac-
quired by purchasing the improvements
on the small farms, which carried a
"right of occupation," there being no
individual titles to the tribal lands,
This has been the custom in recent
years among the cattleman to acquire
adequate grazing areas for their herds,
and indictments have been found
against several of them.
The Holderinan trial is a test ease ami
the cattlemen are assisting the defense.
No denial of the fact of t.lie holdings
will made by the defense, but they
will fight the issue by attacking the
legality of the t 'urtis act.
The penalty imposed for a violation
of the s* etion jiertaining to land hold-
ings is a tine of $100 a day for each 100
acres in excess, dating from April Ii8,
18JMI. There are m venty time indict-
ments against Holderinan.
A Nn>lai! I(«»l»l»er < uti;;!it,
:•'« i in M< \i.i:sii:u: IJ. D. Roebuck,
.« Lnited Stat> - marshal at Antlers, I.
T . has captured a man supposed to be
one of th* three masked robl>ers who
held tip and robbed the mail sack be-
tween Goodland and Fowlervillc, 1. T.
I b lias not l>eeu identified.
H !» Gilstrap, of Chandler, has liceu
appointed a member of the hoard of re
gants of the territorial university.
>1 ai I 11 .tr l» lleli! I
S>t tu M< Ai.r.s'n.i;: Word conies
from Goodland, I. T., that the United
States mail back was held up by three
masked men between Goodland and
Florevillc and the mail pouch robbed of
its contents. Postal inspectors have
♦ » tt detailed to hunt the robbers.
TWO MAY DIE.
* I ontiiti loi- ami a loiiui; I.a
llistorieal Hiii i* t> lleiiioval.
Oklahoma City: Tim headquarters
of the Oklahoma historical society has
been moved from the university at Nor-
man to tin; Oarnoige library at this
place. The university ha ■; been a great
friend of the society and provided room
for it in its early history, when no oth-
er place was available, but during the
last few years the university has been
crowded for room for its own use and
that, with th»' need of fire proof quart-
ers, for the historical collection, led to
the act by the last legislature authoriz-
ing the ehalige
The < ►klahoma exposition commission
has met and deoided to visit, St. Louis
the latter part of the month to select a
location for the proposed building
which will cost in the neighborhood of
The Nirarguti < anal.
In the house of representatives at
Washington the Nicaragua canal bill
opened in a lively fashion. Mr. Hep-
burn, who r» ported the bill from the
committee, held the floor for two hours
replying to a volley of questions con-
cerning the recent offer of the Panama
canal company to sell the property and
franchises to the United Siates for $-10,-
000,000. Ho i>ointed ont what he
claimed was a suspicious circumstance,
that the Panama company held out for
$100,000,000 until it was decided before
the holiday recess to consider the Nic-
aragua bill, and then suddenly propped
the price to $40,000,000. Mr. Hepburn
maintained that the new offer was part
of a scheme to delay action and in his
opinion it was doubtful whether it was
projier to enter into deal with the com-
pany at all and advising congress to
take the matter up with the Columbian
government at once.
Soper >1 ii nt Oi\e I p One or Other.
The legs of both were shattered, audi Ahdmoki:: Advices received here
the victims hung until they were cut from \V asliington are that the interior
out. Conductor .Jm-kMHi lives ut• lX'iii- woul.l not approve tho cou-
pon, Texas, and bus » family. You ti- tract of P. L. S.)])er to represent tho
Beavers is n son of John Heavers, of, Creek nation. Mr. Soper, wlio is fe.l-
Dcnt.o t . rill uttoni 'y, did not want to resign
I.uter reports stilt • t lint tho conductor ; the attorneyship, ami the department
iK ,|,mi I for this reason would not consent.
C'Iuiiikh in 1'laiiH.
South M< \lksti t, I T : A peculiar
accident whicn will probably result in '
the death of Conductor J. C. Jackson,
of the Missouri. Kansas and Texas rail-
road, and Walter Beavers, a youth
from I lent, t >. T., occurred at the Union
I)e]x>t here, A Katy freight train
l-ackcd into a running Choctaw train,
and the impact hurled a ear against the
In ion Depot. Jackson and Heaver
M ere standing on the dejKit platform j
and were caught by the car ami pinned
to the window of the telegraph office. |
>2 a nay;*'r skips with I'iohU
Vinita: C. A. Fleming, of Madill,
who has held a position as manager of
the Armour Packing company's branch
house at Eureka Springs, Ark., ft r some
time, has disappear d und several thous-
and dollars of the company's money is
traveling with him. Fleming is 22
years ol' ago and an export accountant,
lie was one of Roosevelt's rough riders
and had applied for a ]tension for disa-
bilities received at San Juan Hill. The
amount of his shortage will not be
Ardmore: Chief Fngineer Valliant
of the Arkansas & Choctaw road says
that work has been temporiarly stopped
twenty five miles west ol Ardmore and
that a new survey to the north of Hod
River w< uld probably be made. "We
are investigating a n w route to open
connection with the Pacific coast,"
said Mr. Valliant, "and the feasibility
of it may change our propo d plans."
As to the road going to Lawton, Mr.
Valliant was of the opinion that a
branch line would be built west of the
known until tho company's auditor has I city, but no terminal point bad boon
finished an examination of his books. j agreed upon.
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