The Curtis Courier. (Curtis, Okla.), Vol. 5, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 23, 1905 Page: 2 of 8
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THE COLD WAVE EMBRACES A
VERY WIDE AREA.
In Many Placea Previous Weather Re-
ccrds HAve Been Broken—Many
Person* Frozen—Great Lin
of Live Stock.
Chicago.— Not during Tie last six
years ha* t he equal of the prevent raid
«< ather 1* en rxperlenced In the West,
aixj In many places no such low teui-
pt iatureH h ive been recorded since the
. i. hll-nmrnt of the weather bureau.
the area of the cold wave extends
from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico,
and from the Kinky mountains to tha
Aiiautii. The line of aero weather la
•bout in the latitude of Memphis, but
all through the South freezing weather
in reported In the North the mercury
ha* registered anywhere from xero to
46 degrees below, the latter mark be-
ing m ured at Kichlasd Center, Wla.
Trains everywhere la the West and
North west are from two to twelve
hours late, and. because of the pack-
ing of the tine *now In the cuts, It la
exiH’cted that It will be several day*
before the mad* arc able to reator ■
the M'hi dul time, even If the weather
Although details are lgcTtlng, U la
estimated that about a score of people
have lost their lives, the majority of
the fatalities being In the Southwest,
where distances between houses and
towns are great and shelter hard to
The loss of cattle on the ranges, par-
ticularly on those lying hi the northern
part of tho southern tier of states, will
be very heavy. W. K. Bolton, secre-
tary of the Oklahoma Live Stock Asso-
ciation. declared Monday night thtit
the live stock losses In the present cold
weather will be the greatest since the
great blizzard of 1886. He places the
number of head lost on the range la
Western Kansas. Western Oklahoma
and the Panhandle of Texas at 60,000
head. Further north la Nebraska and
the I lake* as. and Montana, the stock-
men are better prepared to shelter
their stock, their cattle are better
Inured to cold and It is not expected
that their losses will be anything near
so heavy as those on the ranges furth-
er to the south.
Officially speaking, Monday was the
coldest day in Chicago since February
9, 1809, when the mercury registered 23
degrees below zero, which stands oa
the record for cold weather In the re-
cords of the local weather bureau. In
the opinion of pedestrians on the
street, nuit according to the showing of
unofficial thermometers, the govern-
ment thermometer was anywhere from
two to twelve degrees too warm. The
official record was 19 below zero, while
all over the city temperatures of 20 to
23 were common, while in some of tho
suburb* as low as<33 below zero was
At 10 o'clock Monday night the
weather bureau Issued a statement to
the effect that it was 6 below zero,
while on the street It was 12 below.
All through the day the bitter cold
was intensified by a wind that blew
from the northwest at the rate of 30
miles an hour. There were no deaths
reported in the city proper, but the
police were compelled to care for num-
berless frostbites throughout the day.
The severe cold has brought upon
the South a renewal of all the troubles
visited upon it by the recent storm of
sleet which has demoralized railroad
traffic and almost destroyed telegraph-
ic communication in some sections for
the greater part of a week. A cold
wave has spread with great speed ill
over the South, accompanied by heavy
snowfalls In Mississippi. Alabama and
Tennessee. Railroad traffic is serious-
ly hindered by the snow all through
the central part of Georgia, and in the
central and northern part* of Missis-
sippi the tie up of the railroads Monday
was almost complete. The Mobile A
Ohio road is the greatest' sufferer, and
it is reported chat there have been no
trains between Meridian, Miss. and
New Orleans for a week. The only
cheering hews from the entire South
came Monday night from Western aud
Southern Texas, where a slight moder-
ation in temperature was reported.
From Western Missouri, Kansas and
Nebraska come reports of temperature
ranging front 20 to 26 below sero. All
through these states the month of Jan-
uary was '.he coldest known since the
establishment of the weather bureau,
and the month of February has so lar
shown equal severity. All through
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northern
Michigan flic mercury ranged from 20
to Ij below.
PLAN A PIPE LINE TO TEAAE.
A Banker and an Oil Prsduesr if
Chan kits, Mas., Financing a Deal.
Ckanute, Kas.—A banker and an
oil producer from this place are now
in Chicago financing a scheme to
build a pipe llae from Kansas to Port
Arther on the Texaa coast. They have
th< avail ranee from aome of The pro
dcrers that they will have ao trouble
in getting tin- oil if they will build the
pli>rline. Telegrams were snot tp
Thomas W. l^wsoa Monday asking
him to come to Kansas and tgke a
tmnd in the game. Letters and tele-
grams of congratulation and aupport
still pour In to headquarters of the
purchasers here. They come from all
over Kansas and from all the other
states winch are Interested In the
light. The result of the first three
days of the first boycott the Stand-
ard has ever instituted against a
whole state, from the standpoint of
the producer is that the Standard le
on thb run from the top loft leal pinni-
es 1 of dictnUon has got down to tho
level of common people who apolo-
gize for mistakes and try to explain
why they made them.
Deputy Sheriff Killed.
Knld, O. T.—Robert O. Beers, deputy
sheriff, ex-policeman and ex-volunteer
In the United States army, was shot
down Sunday nfght in the hallway of
the Anheuser-Busch building in this
city, by Jacob Erickson, a telephone
Beers was a candidate for the office
of city marshul, and Juai- before 6
o'clock a telephone message purport-
ing to come from the office of the city
attorney, a-ked him to meet that offi-
cial at his office at once. He went to
the office, found It locked and was
turning away, when he was confronted
by J. W. Walton and Jacob Erickaon,
both employes of the telephone com-
Angry words were followed by Beers
drawing his gun und Erickson shoot-
ing him in the head before he hod a
chance to shoot
Beers died early Monday morning.
He was 28 years old and had an honor
■ble record as a soldier in the volun-
teer army in the Philippines, where he
won diet! net Ion by killing Agulnxldo's
chief of staff, as a sharpshooter. He
leaves a widow. The body was buned
at El Reno. The cause of the killing
Is reported to be the Improper relations
existing between a woman and Beets.
Walton and Erickson are both In Jail
•waiting a hearing.
Robbers Were Miners.
Cripple Creek, Col.—The robbers
»fco attempted to hold up the Silver
Bell saloon at Independence Saturday
n.ght and were killed, have been Iden-
tified as William Dugan and Frank
Harris, both miners. Henry Drach
and Edward Fay, the owners of the
saloon, who were Bhot in defending
their place against the robbers are In
a critical condition at the Sisters’
hospital, and the physicians In at-
tendance hold out uo hope for their
recovery. Frank Edmondson, the
other man injured In the shooting,
A Hunting Accident.
Winfield, Kas.—Ernest Hathaway, It
years old. was accidentally Bhot in the
left breast Monday while hunting with
his brotfier. He was carrying a shot-
gun, which was disarranged, and ho
bent forward to examine It The ham-
mer caught in the legglngB he was
wearing and exploded the shell. The
charge of shot shattered Hathaway's
breast and struck his lung. He was
brought here and placed In St. Mary's
hospital, and is in a critical condition.
Centenarian Burned to Death.
Oklahoma City, O. T.—Fire destroy-
ed a shark here Monday afternoon in
which Hector Johnson, claiming to be
104 year* old, was living and being suf-
focated by smoke before he could make
his escape from the building, he was
burned to death. Johnson had lived
here since the town was opened and
made his living sawing wood, being
unusually active for his advanced age.
He had no known relatives and was
buried by the city.
Ninety-Four Persons Drowned-
London.—A dispatch from Kobe,
Japan, to the Express reports that the
small steamer Natorigaw collided with
the harbor works at Osaka on Sunday
and sank and that ninety-four persons
The microbe knows how to read
The books on “Methods to Succeed;"
He can't pronounce his Latin name,
BuT, just by sticking to his feed,
You bet, he gets there Just the same!
—New York Sun.
j TIE 1WI TEKMTtMES. ]
Raid. O. T —Sheriff Campbell Inst
week arretted nine gambtere la this
city Thursday the probate court finad
them * total of 66V> and costs, which
Muskogee. 1. T.-The field work of
th< Uoyuton townsi c >urvt) has been
completed and property owner.-, will
soon gel title to their lot*. The sur-
vey agrees with the afreets a- origtu
ally laid out and there is uo friction
betwe<u property owners ami the sur-
veyor?. The lowusito covers 160 sere*
and ha a population of 600.
I awton, O. T.—A bill Is to be draft-
ed by Judge H. R. BUudlng and intro-
duced in congress in behalf of Herman
Lehman, who was captured by the
Comsnchei when s mere boy. and has
been held by the tribe ever since. At
the time this country was opened Leh-
man was refused an allotment because
of s misinterpretation by the commie
aioner* ot certain Indlaa testimony.
Oklahoma Cl'y. O. T.—The an-
nouacement that the senate had passed
the statehood hill providing for joint
admission of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory created great enthusiasm is
both tefrl'ories Tuesday. The Galling-
er prohibition amendment aroused b
good deni of interest and considerable
opposition is expected to develop to
that feature, but there Is no doubt that
the enabling act will be accepted eves
If this provision in not stricken out Is
South McAlester, I. T.—Keen disap-
pointment with the statehood bill at
enacted in the Senate In manifested
here. The adoption of the twenty-one
year prohibition clause osme as s sur-
prise Four Urge breweries had repre-
entatvseishrdl uxflzflff ffivbgkqj DLg..
sentatives here preparing for business.
It is believed here that the prohibition
clause will not be accepted In confer-
ence. However, if brought to a direct
vote of the people of Indian Territory
the bill would be accepted ko prefer-
ence to delaying longer.
Rnld, 0. T.—Alleged creditors of the
Central Mercantile Company, coot-
posed of J. H. Ware, late of Kansas
City, and P. 1. V. McKlan, late of Chi-
cago, have begun proceedings In kp ab-
ruptly against the company in the Uql-
teu States district court here. The
company ha* been conducting a whole-
sale hardware and grocery business.
Members of the firm have disappeared
and the creditors allege that they have
taken with them ca*h to the amouut
of 150,000. Their liabilities will amount
to that sum and their assets to not
more than 620,000.
Oklahoma City, O. T.—The dead body
of a man. Identified as that of James
A. Jones, was fouud in his room hero
Friday morning. By his side was a box
thaT had contained morphine. The man
had been suffering from rheumatism,
und it i* not known Whether he com-
mitted suicide or took the drug to re-
lieve pain and accidentally got too
much. He worked for the Armour
I’ackitig Company here last summer,
and formerlv worked for the company
at Kansas City. Word has been neut
to Shrevepi't, La., where it Is believed
he had relatives.
Pawnee. O. T—Before adjourning
Wednesday eight the grand lodge, A.
O. U. W„ of Oklahoma and Indian 'ter-
ritory. ado] ed a resolution thanking
congress and the president for the out-
look for statehood and indorsing the
prohibition clauae In the statehood
hill. The resolution was wired to
Washington The grand lodge elected
the follow ug officers: B. J. Clardy.
TTi.iwnee, p. st grand muter workmai .
John 8. Allan. Norman, grand master
workman; E. O. Flood. Purcell, I. T.
grand foreman; Harry Rakeinxn, 8a
pulpa. I. T. grand overseer; W. R.
Welch. Guthrie, grand recorder; J. E.
Sater. Stillwater, grand receiver. Tul-
sa vva* chosen as the next place of
l.awton. O T.—Recent action taken
by Pic sern-tary of the Interior would
■ cud to show that the Lawton land
office is soon to be moved to El Reno.
The fact that Secretary Hitchcock and
Francis E. l.eupp have fought the open-
ing of the big Comanche Indian pas-
ture, argues that the lands will beheld
(or some years and a land office will
no: be needed down here. Most of the
land already filed upon has bean prov-
ed up. Comparatively few entries are
ww being made here. There are about
ten United States commissioners scat-
tered throughout the county, through
whom final proof* can be made, lo-
ismuch as the proofs are to bn for-
warded to the land office by mall, it
would be a* easy to forward them to
£1 Reno as to l.awton.
INDORSE KANSAS’ STAND.
Ohio and Indiana OR Producers Adapt
Toledo, O.—At a m«e- ir.g gun-Jav #6
the Western Oilmen's Association, com-
posed of crude oil producers in thn
Trenton rock oil Selds of Ohio %nd
Indiana, the situation la Kansas wu
discus*. 1 by the thirty or torty mem-
bers and the following resolutions
were unanimously adopted:
“KholveC. First, That it la ths sense
of the producers and others interested
here assembled that ths state of Kaunas
ia entitled to sympathy and moral sup-
port of the oil trade everywhere ia Ha
route * t with tha Standard Oil Com-
‘ Second. That h> ths recent action
of the »aiu company In promulgating
tut extraordinary order suspending
opeiatlon*in the Kansas field It has
violated high class business principles
and been guilty of an act that la
against good public policy.
“Third. That we hereby heartily In-
dorse the Kansas legislature in Its ef-
fort* to secure relief to the trade and
to see that Justice be done.
“Fourth. That In view of ths fact
that the rate of equal rights has been
ignored by the company, we hope tbit
the state will nee that the Independent
producers Rave a square deal and are
supported In a substantial manner in
their efforts to obtain relief from an
“Fifth, That In maintaining their
priority rights, they should receive all
necessary aid not only from the state,
but from oil producers in nil other
“Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be forwarded to the speak-
er of the h'ouse at Topeka, Kas."
It was the cousensus of opinion that
the action of the Standard Oil Com-
pany in suspending all work In the
Kansas fields was not due so much to
Die refinery bill now before the legisla-
ture of that state as to the bill mwitiwj
pipe Hues common carriers.
FOUR FROZEN TO DEATH
The Storm Causes Lose ef Life in
Guthrie, O. T.—Oklahoma is experi-
encing the coldest weather that has
been known here for ten years. Ko-
pbrts of four deaths from freestng
reached here 8unday. Reports from
the northwestern part of the territory
Indicate that hundreds of cattle have
perished during the atom the last :wo
days. Colonel A. M. Bresall, a cattle
man of Ponca City, arrived here Sun-
day night and said the loss of life to
cattle in that part of the state would
be very great \
"The blizzard was unexpected," he
said, “and the cattle were entirely
Wiuiout protection. I know that doz-
ens of cattle have died out on the
rauches today. Many died yesterday
from the cold and if this weather con-
tinues the loss to stock will be large.
The cattle are herded together out on
the prairie during the cold and nothing
can be done to save them."
The temperature Sunday dropped
eight degrees. At 6 o’clock the ther-
mometer registered two degrees above
zero and the indications were It would
go lower. The ground Is covered with
eight inches of snow.
Henry Ball, a farm hand, was found
frozen to death a few miles south of
Ponca City, Sunday. He started to
drive to a farm three milee south of
UonPa City where he was working, but
was overcome by the cold and fell from
his wagon before he reached the farm
house. His neck was broken by the
Charles Williams, a negro, was
frozen to death on his wagon three
miles south of here Sundiy morning.
Williams went to a strip of woods to
get a load of fuel. When he did tot
return Sunday a searching party wont
to look for him. His team had wan-
dered to a ravine where it was shelter-
ed. The negro-was lying across the
load of wood. He had evidently been
dead for about twelve hours. His body
was brought to an undertaking estab-
Telephone reports from Mulhall and
Kearney state that there has been one
death from freezing at each of those
places. The suffering to human life
throughout the territory is sever?.
The snowfall ceased Sunday morning
but the wind continued, making It al-
most impossible to be out of doors.
Guest—This Is the fourth time I’to
rung for Ice water.
Bellboy—I know It, sir, hut the
hotel is full of people that were at that
tame banquet, and every time I start-
ed down the hall to your room some-
body reached oq£ and snatched the
pitcher.—Detroit Free Press.
INTENSE SATISFACTION OVER
REVIVAL OF ZEMSKV ZABOR.
The Emperor's Indorsement of Call-
ing Together Ancient Land Par-
liament Meets With Approval
ef the Liberal Claeses.
St. Petersburg, Fob. 12 (midnight).—
The news that Emperor Nicholas baa
Indorsed the scheme for the revival of
the xemsky zabor, or ancient land par-
liament, which the old emperors con-
voked in times of stress, has spread
through the city and created hitenae
satisfaction among the liberal claseea.
Hie newspapers this morning were
filled with deacriptlve of thia ancient
Rusaimn Institution, Indicating that the
word had gone forth that the govern-
ment had decided to listen to the voice
ot representatives of th# people.
Naturally there U some skepticism'
as to whether tho government in toads*
frankly to take the atep; hut tho gen-|
eral verdict Is that If the emperor has!
succeeded in shaking off reactionary I
influences and now proceeds In good!
faith to summon tho aemsky ssbor, he
will rally to his support the moderate
liberals and perhaps arouse a wave
of genuine enthusiasm in the country.
Liberal* are convinced that a meeting
of such a conservative body must be
followed by reforms.
The anticipated renewal of trouble
among the workmen today wse not
realized. Neither strikers nor students
made the slightest attempt to demon-
strate and throughout ths day ths eity
presented a normal appearance.
The emperor’s creation of • Joint
commission of Busters and workman
chosen by themselves to Investigate
the causes of discontent among tho
Inborers has made an exceedingly good
impression, being considered definite
evidence of the government's purpose
to compel some of the masters who
have paid starvation wages to do Jus-
tice to their employes.
The Imperial decree ordering tho
formation of ths committee reposes
ths presidency of tho body la Senator
Chldlovski, n member of tho council
of the empire, and instructs tho eom-
mlttee to ascertain Immediately the
causes of discontent of 8t Petersburg's
workmen and devise measures to pre-
vent such discontent la tutors. The
committee consists of representatives
of government departments, the vari-
ous Industries and tho workmen. The
president Is authorised to report In per-
son to the emperor and determine the
number and mode of selection of tho
At the Mall theater tonight n scene
was created by cries of "Down with the
autocracy,” and personal abuse of the
emperor. The demonstrators were
ejected from the theater. The police
continue to make arrests.
To Save Them From Asthma.
Bloomfield, N. J.—Because her two
children, aged 18 months and 3 years,
respectively, were afflicted with asth-
ma, from which she herself had suffer-
ed since childhood, Mrs. Elsie Loux, of
thia place, after putting the little ones
to bed, turned on the gas and lay down
beside them to die. Whoa the room
was entered Sunday by neighbors, Mr.
Loux having gone away on a visit Sat
niday -night, the two children wore
found dead and the mother dying. She
eft a letter to her husband imploring
his forgiveness and saying that she
baa determined that it was better that
she and the children ahould die than
sailer any longer.
Burlington Wrack in Iowa.
Creston, Ia—Passenger train No. 2,
drawn by two engines, oh the Chicago,
Burlington A Quincy railroad, was
wrecked Sunday afternoon twelve
miles west of here. One man was kill-
ed and three were injured.
E. P. Allen, engineer, Lincoln, Neb.
Fireman E. E. Koesner, Lincoln,
Fireman R. C. Peery, Creston. scald-
Engineer F. G. Peterson, Creston,
Both engines left the track and roll-
ed down an embankment, being badly
The passenger conches did not leave
the track and ths passengers were un-
injured. The wreck was caused by a
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