The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 10, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, April 3, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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J. II. SIMMONS, Ed. * Piwp,
MANCHESTER, • • OKLA.
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Money fou Poncas.—The Poncas re-
ceived last week $2!>,000, derived from
the leases of their laud.
To Celebrate April 27.—The local
Odd Fellows are making extensive
preparations for attending the 85tli an-
niversary celebration of the foundation
of the order which will be held under
the auspices of the Canadian Valley
Anniversary association at Chandler on
the 27th of April.
Jail Site Changed.—The Baptist
and Presbyterian churches in their
light against the location of the federal
jail at South McAlester have succeeded
in convincing the president that the
location is not the proper one, and an
order has been issued for it to be
changed to some other point.
Four. New Jails.—It lias been an-
nounced by Major Hackett, of South
McAlester, who recently returned from
Washington, that the government will
begin work immediately on the four
new federal jails recently appropriated
for by congress. South McAlester is
to have one of the new jails.
New Perky Elevator.—The Perry
Mill Co. has ordered 23 ears of lumber
for a new grain elevator which is
planned to be 00 feet high and have
room for 100,000 bushels of grain. The
rock for the foundation is being hauled.
The capacity of the company’s mill is
to be increased to 100 barrels a day to
its former output.
No Oil Inspector.—John H. Dillon,
of Geary, lias resigned his office of ter-
ritorial oil inspector because, having
no deputies allowed by the legislature,
it will be impossible for one man to
cover the territory, and for the further
reason that the salary fixed is not suf-
ficient to cover the expenses of one
For a Year and a Day.—William
C. Smith, charged with obtaining
money from the First National bank
of Shawnee, withdrew his plea of not
guilty and entered one of guilty in the
district court. He mortgaged properly
to the bank for $75 but it later devel-
oped that he owned no property. He
was sentenced to the penitentiary for
one year and one day.
Grounded Three Times.—Tele-
graphic service on the Oklahoma di-
vision of the Santa Fe has been com-
pletely stopped three times, in the
same locality, near Bifss, and each job
seems to be the work of the same par-
ties. At Blisf^Hation the wires were
grounded by wrapping a fine wire
around them and then connecting it
with the metal cave trough on tiie
Aged Indian Dead.—The death of
James Tidwell, near Stillwater, I. T.,
one of the oldest and most prominent
members of the Cherokee Indian tribe,
is announced. Mr. Tidwell was 92
years of age at tiie time of his death
and was the father of seventeen chil-
dren thirteen of whom are living. He
had 250 grand and great-grandchildren
and it is estimated that he had 400 rel-
atives in the Cherokee nation.
Lost an Arm.—Andrew Lancet, a
prominent farmer and leader of the
Butte band, who is well known in Ta-
loga, met with a serious accident at
Thomas last week. Mr. Lancet had
been for some time an employe in the
cotton gin at that place, and while at
the baling machine a boy turned the
lever which brought the compressor
down, catching Mr. Lancet’s right arm
between it and the box in a manner to
make amputation necessary.
Slot Machines.—Oklahoma has been
the dumping ground for Missouri and
Kansas machines. The anti-slot ma-
chine bill failed to become a law and
unless anti-slot machine agitation is
started Oklahoma will continue to re-
ceive the machines from adjoining
Cattle Drown.—The iron bridge
over the Chicaskia river, four miles
from Tonkawa, broke down while a
bunch of cattle were drften over it,
and many of the cattle were drowned
Wouki.no on Iron Bridge.—Work
has commenced on the iron bridge on
the Pauls Vailev line. Track laying
is completed seven miles or more out
of Chickasha. The first station on tiie
new road will be on tiie Mam Lee farm,
six miles from Chickasha. Stockyards
have been built at that point.
So .Special Session.—After repeated
oon6ultations with Attorney General
Jtobberts, Secretary Grimes and others.
Governor Ferguson finally decided that
an extra session of the legislature may
U dispensed with.
No Text Book Law.—The fact that
there is now no text book law on the
statute books means that every school
district in Oklahoma will be canvassed
l>y agents of book concerns in efforts
to secure contracts from the various
boards of directors for books to be
used in the districts. Members of
school boards will be besieged to
adopt certain books and make con-
tracts for the same. There is no law
regulating the prices to be paid for
these books. In fact, almost any price
can be charged, and it will be up to
the tax-payer to foot the bill. There
will be no uniformity of books, and
when pupils move from one district to
the other they will ascertain that new
books must be purchased, or they can-
not attend school.
Raising Funds For Fair.—The cit-
ies of Indian territory have been as-
sessed in proportion to their population
to provide for $25,000 required to bo
raised to secure the $25,000 appropriated
by congress for the St, Louis exposi-
tion. A committee of five, consisting
of J. ,T. McAlester, Choctaw nation; ,T.
E. Campbell, Cherokee nation; H. C.
Spaulding, Creek nation; W. L. Mc-
Williams, Quapaw nation; II. C. John-
son, Chickasaw nation, has this matter
in charge- The same committee are to
gather samples for tlio territorial ex-
A Railroad Charter.—A company
has taken a charter witii four millions
capital, to construct a railroad from
some point on the Ited river in Co-
manche county, or some point on the
east line of Comanche county to a
point on the northern boundary of Ok-
lahoma in Woodward county, the
points to be selected by the railroad
company. The estimated length of
the road is 200 miles and is intended to
pass through the counties of Comanche,
Kiowa, Greer, Roger Mills, Day and
No Extra Session.—Governor Fer-
guson has decided that it is not neces-
sary to call an extra session of the leg-
islature. He said; “The assessor law
is not in the condition that it was at
first thought. The legislature could
be convened all right, but, like the
Dawes commission, it might go on for-
ever, or at least until the two years
are up for which the members were
elected. By having the townsqip trus-
tees qualify, who are ex-officio asses-
sors, the work can be carried on.”
Third in a Century’.—An unusual
case has been presented in tiie United
States supreme court, the third of tiie
kind during tiie past 100 years. There
are in Indian Territory four thousand
court claimants who have been admit-
ted to Indian citizenship by tiie district
courts and of whom probably 90 per
cent will lose their Indian claims if the
tiie Choctaw-Chickasaw citizenship
court remains as the last resort. Tiie
case involves Indian estates to the val-
ue of $20,000,000.
Progressive Cherokee.—This town
in northern Woods county lias about
700 people, an assortment of merchan-
dizing concerns, lumber yard, four
churches, three school buildings, etc.;
about all legitimate lines being repre-
sented. The town has no saloon and
does not want one. The Friend’s as-
sociation has decided to locate their
academy there, tiie commercial club
having raised a $10,000 bonus.
Cotton Oil Mills.— Lexington Cot-
ton Oil company of Lexington has
faken a charter to construct cotton
seed oil mills and to conduct a general
livestock business. The principal
place of business is at Lexington, for a
term of twenty years, with a branch
office at I’urceli.
Office for Secretary.—Arrange-
ments are being made to establish an
office in Guthrie for the territorial
board of agriculture, with Secretary
Thoburn in charge.
Looking Up Glanders.—The federal
livestock inspector, Dr. L. J. Allen, is
looking up cases of glanders which
have been reported to him. There are
known to be several cases in the terri-
tory, but not general by any means.
The last trip made by Dr. Allen was to
Visit From Texans.—About 175
business men and citizens of Quanali,
Texas, came to Oklahoma City on a
special train and remained three days.
They came to form acquaintances with
the merchants of Oklahoma City.
Sues Oil Company.—A. R. Ds Seims,
of Orlando, lias sued tiie Waters-Pierce
Oil company for damage. His wife
and two children lost their lives by
the explosion of a mixture of oil and
gasoline brought into the territory
and sold by the oil company.
Smallpox Near Live Grove.—Al-
bert Skaggs, came to Ardmore and
stated that there are thirty Mississippi
Choctaw Indians living near him and
that eleven of them have smallpox.
The doctors say these are cases of vari-
Tree Planter Aged 80.—Samuel
Hunter, of Hamburg, Iowa, who is 80
years old invested in farm lands three
years ago ubont Hnider, O. T. He pro-
poses to move to Snider ami improve
his lands, and says lie intends to plant
a large number of apple trees and all
kinds of shade trees. He claims to be
able to do as good n day’s work as lots
of young men, on the farm. Mr. Hun-
ter’s hobby is the drinking of butter-
Fewer Texas Cattle. —Henry Decr-
ing, of San Angelo, Texas, one of the
best knowli cattlemen in Texas, says:
"The grass is green and cattle are do-
ing well in the southern part of Texas.
Fewer cattle will bo moved over into
Oklahoma and Indian Territory this
year thun any previous season on this
account. Cuttle are now shedding off
and are coining out in fine shape and
the ranchmen are feeling jubilant over
Widow Gets the Reward.—In 1900
N. H. Sampey captured a negro who
was robbing a postofllce. Sampey put
in a claim for tiie standing reward, but
died a short time afterwards. Mrs.
Sampey, who is a school teacher in Ok-
lahoma, renewed the application for
the claim and after negotiations an in-
spector took tip the claim. Nothing
more was heard of the case until the
draft arrived last week.
MARKETS CORRECTED DAILY
OATrt-No. 2 Mixed
...» a l*
n * ft 2«
(A 7 30
... 12 fiCI
Chicago Live Stock.
GOOD TO PRIME............< ft 0)
STOC'KKas & KBSIAERS.... 2 7>
TEXAS FED STEERS....... 4 0)
HOGS.-........................ 7 2J
WHEAT—No 3 Hard........I 70
COltN-No. 2................. .
OATS-No. 2................ .
St. Louis Llvo Stock.
BEEVES......................*3 SO 4*525
STOCKERS * FEEDERS.... 2 31 <A 4 15
TEXAS STEERS............. 8 5J fa 4 30
NEW YORK.................9.90 J
WHFAT ^1>en f-°'V Today Y'day
May ...... 82%
43% 43%% 43% 43%%
43%% 44 43%% 43%!4 43%
84 82% 88% 82%33
84 80% 80%31 3.,%
Wlclilta Live Stock.
HOGS........................* 0 70 0 1 7 15
CATTLE—STOCKERS...... . (A 2 75
COWS............ 8 00 <3 SW
HEIFERS......... . (3 3 50
STEERS.......... @ -
Boston School Ma’ams.—Postmaster
McCoy, of Guthrie, received letters
from school ma’ams of Boston saying
that they were not averse to becoming
wives of Oklahoma farmers. They had
read the stories published in eastern
papers of the scarcity of material to
furnish bachelor farmers with help-
meets. The postmaster will turn the
letters over to men who are wanting
Printing Bills Paid.—Printing
bills for the legislature have been
checked up and paid, the State Capital
Co. receiving $9,359.09 and the Leader
Printing company $4,140.70. The
printing appropriation was sufficient
to cover tiiese accounts and to leave
enough to pay for the legislative jour-
nals and the session laws, which will
be done by the State Capital Company.
No New Hotel There.—President
Rouse, Vice President Allen and other
Katy officials were in South McAlester
and Mr. Allen gave out to the press a
statement that uuder no circumstances
would the Katy build a hotel in con-
nection with tiie new depot at South
McAlester, as had been persistently
Homesteaders Careless.—In Okla-
homa towns signers of petitions for sa-
loon licenses, many of them, have en-
dangered their homestead entries by
claiming residence in tiie towns where
they sign the petitions. They cannot
maintain residence in more than one
place at the same time.
Track Layers Remove.—The Santa
Fe tracklayers on the Eastern Oklaho-
ma extension from Newkirk, Okia., to
Pauls Valley, I. T., have removed to
the Osage Indian nation where the
work will be completed.
Political Leader Shot.—Francis
Hare and wife were assassinated at
Ravia, I. T., each being shot in the
breast. He was a political leader
among the Chickasaw*. The motive of
the crime is not known.
Thrown From Motor Car. —II. D.
Donovan, a contractor on the M. K. &
O., building from Muskogee to Tulsa,
was thrown from his motor car while
inspecting the line and received very
Crescent City Reached.—Tiie Frisco
track layers have completed the Den-
ver, Enid & Gulf line from Enid toward
Guthrie, to Crescent City. Trains over
this line will be running into Guthrie
by May L
Survey Completed.—The Oklahoma
<fc Texas railroad has completed ita
final survey-through Temple, O. T.
Orient Road Advances.—The Orient
railroad is advancing matter* rapidly
in Western Oklahoma. The towns of
Thomas and Arapuho have been as-
sured of the road building through
them. Attorney Keyes, for the Orient,
stated that grading is rapidly being
pushed in the southwest part of the
territory. Trains are now running
LATEST NEWS IN BRIEF,
Tiie Wisconsin legislature has passed
a drastic anti cigarette bill.
A twenty-barrel oil producer has
been struck at Roseville, Ohio.
The fee for joining the United Mine
Workers’ union lias been raised from
$2 to $10.
The Missouri Pacific has commenced
work at Kansas City which is to cost a
Crude oil is advanced three cents a
barrel in the oil fields at Lima, Ohio,
and South Lima, Indiana.
The Nebraska legislature has ap-
propriated $2,000 for relief of famine
sufferers in Sweden and Finland.
A strike at Ilion, N. Y., throws out
of work about 3,000 people employed at
tiie Remington typewriter works.
Governor McBride, of Washington,
vetoed the bill providing for a bounty
of one cent per pound on beet sugar.
About the last action of the Arizona
legislature was to adopt a resolution
protesting against joint statehood
with New Mexico.
Edward Vandeventer, of Mound City,
Mo., was using dynamite to kill fish in
tiie Missouri river and had both arms
and both legs blown off.
Work of extending telegraph lines in
Alaska is seriously affected by tiie de-
sertion of men who leave to go to the
latest discoveries of gold fields.
Prominent merchants of Chicago pro-
pose to put in operation a line of 100
five to ten ton auto-trucks. The dray-
men’s striue induced this action.
Frank fort-on-the-Main no longer in-
herits the fortunes of strangers who
die there. Tiie Prussian supreme court
decides that Prussia is entitled to them.
Two distinct shocks of earthquake
occurred last week in Derbyshire, Eng-
land. In the town of Derby walls of
buildings swayed and considerable
damage was done.
The volcano of Soufriere is again in
violent eruption. The country people
are terrified. The arrow root produ-
cers have lost their crop while an the
drying wires, which is spoiled by vol-
The Illinois appellate court has de-
cided that when a man is sent to prison
for the murder of his wife he is judi-
cially dead and his children are entitled
to the insurance on the life of the mur-
dered woman, even if it was taken out
in favor of her husband.
Tiie Mutual Life Insurance Company
of New York has received a check for
$76,540.55 from Mr. H. E. Cary, of Salt
Lake City, Utah, being a single pre-
mium for insurance, protection and im-
mediate income. Oue of the provisions
of this contract is that Mrs. Cary shall
receive an annuity of $2,500 per annum
during her life.
Business Enterprise.—When a rail-
road proposition was submitted to the
people of Arapaiio nearly half tiie
money usked was raised in half a day.
Morris in Charge.—Thomas Morris
one of the members of tiie Oklahoma
Livestock Sanitary commission, resid-
ing near Guthrie, lias been placed in
charge of the secretary* office, made
vacant by tiie retirement of Dr. Z. E.
Beemblossoin. A commission will be
given Mr. Morris, but Governor Fergu-
son has not yet decided whether it will
be a permanent appointment or not.
No Inspectors Now.—Governor Fer-
guson has notified all the cattle in-
spectors that their terms of office had
expired under the old law.
A company at Joplin, Mo., is said to
produce annually a 830,000 crop of gin-
seng from a three-acre lot. There ia a
merger forming to combine every gin-
seng farm in the United States.
The Texas legislature has passed and
the governor has signed an act to pro-
hibit betting on horse races, even at
tracks where races occur.
A French commission has been ap-
pointed to study tiie falls in the Alps
and Pyrenees, with tiie view of utili-
zing their power as is done at Niagara
A fire at Akron, Ohio, cansed a $250-,
000 loss by tiie explosion of a can of
gasoline, to the American Cycle com-
pany and the India Rubber company
Not 80 Hero, •
A Japanese newspaper asserts that
If it were not for educational works
Japanese publishers would be virtual-
ly without occupation.
The Wonders of Radium.
The wonderful newly discovered
substance, radium, from which a con-
stant invisible emanation takes place,
Is capable of sending Us rays through
from eight to ten inches of solid iron.
Claims He Can Bum Water.
A Washington inventor claims to
have perfected a device by which
water can be burned and made to
yield as intense a heat as is desired
In stoves and furnaces. Fire-water,
so to speak. ,_
Religious Condition of England.
While the Church of England is In-
sisting upon thousands of schools
maintained from public funds being
converted into preserves for the in-
culcation of its particular dogmas, all
churches are losing their hold over
tho masses, and the national religion
is becoming a vague agnosticism. Peo-
ple may regret this, but regret does
not alter fact, and nothing is gained
by blinking it.—London Truth.
One Answer for All,
Lancaster, N. Y., March 30th.—Post-
master Remers is still In receipt of
many letters asking If his cure has
It will be remembered that some
time ago the particulars of Mr. Re-
mers’ case were published in these
columns. He had been very low with
Diabetes. Physicians could do noth-
ing to savq him and he grew worse
and worse till someone recommended
Dodd’s Kidney Pills. A treatment of
this remedy was begun and when eight
boxes had been taken Mr. Remers
began to see an improvement, which
continued as the treatment proceeded
till he was completely restored.
He has since enjoyed perfect health
and is as robust and able a man as any
in Lancaster. Interviewed the other
day he said:
"Many people wrote to me when the
story of my case was first printed and
some write to me yet asking If the
cure was only temporary and If the
diabetes has returned. I have only one
answer to everybody. Three years ago
I was very low with diabetes. The
best physicans failed to help me and
Dodd’s Kidney Pills cured me. I am
well and strong and have not had the
slightest return of the old trouble.”
Much Consumption in Switzerland.
Twelve per cent of all deaths In
Switzerland, which is supposed to be
a paradise for people afflicted with
consumption, are caused by tbat dis-
Air No Longer Free.
It has always been believed that
the one thing in life free, and sure
to remain free, was the air, and yet.
we now hear of the wireless tele-
graph companies quarreling with
A Sydney (N. S. W.) firm has or-
dered $4,000 worth of American flags
and 2,000 gross of fourth of July but-
tons. Looks as if they intended to
have a good time down there this
year. All they will need Is a few cop-
ies of the declaration of indepen-
dence, a supply of • fireworks, and
some serious accident to make a real
In Temporary Hard Luck.
In Paris statistics are published
with respect to the professions of the
men admitted to the municipal night
shelters. During the twelve mdntha
ending February 15 the seekers after
shelter Included ninety-five actors,
sixty-four lyric artists, fifty-one musi-
cians, twelve pianists, eleven chem-
ists, six authors, two lawyers and a
captain In the merchant service.
MONEY TO COOKS.
$7,500.00 Donated, to Be Divided
Among Family Cooks.
The sum of $7,500.00 will be dis-
tributed between now and midsummer
among family cooks, in 735 prizes rang-
ing from $200.00 to $5.00.
This is done to stimulate bettelr
cooking in the family kitchen. The
contest is open to paid cooks, (drop
the name “hired girl” call them cooks
If they deserve It) or to the mistress
of the household if she does the cook-
ing. The rules for contest are plain
and simple. Each of the 735 winners
of money prizes will also receive an
engraved certificate of merit or di-
ploma as a cook. The diplomas bear
the big gilt seal and signature of the
most famous food company In the
world, The Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., of
Battle Creek, Mich., the well known
makers of Postum Coffee and Grape-
Nuts. Write them and address Cook-
ery Dept. No. 349, for full particulars.
This remarkable contest among
cooks to win the money prizes and di-
plomas will give thousands of families
bstter and more delicious meals as
well as cleaner kitchens and a general
improvement In the culinary depart-
ment, for the cooks must show marked
skill and betterment in service to win.
Great sums of money devoted to such
enterprises always result In patting
humanity further along on the road to
civilization, health, comfort and hap-
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