The Snyder Star. (Snyder, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 15, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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The Snyder St.r. KANSAS TORNADO
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la <umyiM>l iA '«*i«ii
Mwlhall Fowtff lnlk« kexa ni|tklir4
a »> i-i» fur ntiiliti) h>l| MTualul
■aua aaJ fri*mt*txJp
* t'lmlKir nf lb* Ka* Vail v (Kan
aaai potato growers. alio lo*( Half
•II In the lt<*Mla of la*t #|>rlii | ar*
Madlng (half **jr to lha trrrituriw* tu
atait la tbe ItiluMtT *«•••
A poatoMI a tiaa lr#»n o'aMlibi I at
Earner. l.'tmrlsw nation, atlb Joshua
T Jailor# a* poatmaafar.
II la pr»4lrla<! that Ilia Kanaaa ('Ilf.
M'tlni A Orlant will reach Tbotnaa
within Iba nail ality data.
I I. Ollrar, rharaad with killing a
Half freight mndiirtnr al I'arlilo on
iba night of Haplamhar X4. »«« glten
a preliminary hearing and hold to the
grand jury without hall.
Tha Phoenix nay* that thoaa who
are «<> Inrllned, ran now rount Ilea on
tha Muskogee ltr**l railway.
Tha alhlatlr rlub of South MrAlaa-
Mr baa pqriha*"il a now outfit fur
Tha tlma for "pistol totara" In tha
two territories la uliout at an and. ns
avei r tlma on« la brought Urfurt* air
official tha cuatomary lift and coata
ar# charged up against thr offender*:
and In part* where It la moat frequent-
ly complained of the limit of the tine
sometimes exceed* the minimum.
In a Pond Creek paper there war a
story recently of some buys who
naught a water moccasin nml pave It
whisky to note the effeet. It became
tipsy and acted much the *nnie a* a
«nan After the boya hail experiment-
ed aa far a* they wlahed. they gave It
aorne brotno seltzer to sober It up.
In commenting on a new Irenty
which ha* been talked among n few
of the Choctaws Governor Green Me
Curtain Hays he Is In favor of letting
Wongs Jog along under the present
treaty, for he believes the sooner the
Choctaw affairs are settled the bettor
it will lie for the nation, while under
a new treaty the flnnl settlement
would be delayed possibly for years
The Cherokee national council,
which convenes In Tahlequnh tho first
Monday In next mouth will elect a
treasurer of the nation, a member of
the board of education and nil editor
of the Cherokee Advocate There Is
aome talk of abolishing the office as
treasurer as tha* official is merely a
figurehead, having no funds to care
for rnd few records to preserve.
C. K. Castle, of Wagoner, has glvca
tt out that the mayors of the towns
In the Indian Territory will be asked
to call meetings for a convention to
be held at South McAlester. Monday.
October 26. for the purpose of Bending
a delegate or delegation to Washing-
ton to attend the extra session of con-
gress to urge an act for permitting the
territory to send a duly accredited
delegate to congress.
•nccnwooo amo coffiv coun
Tilt ICKMCI or MUCH DAMAGE
THRU All MOWN 10 NAVI BEEN IllliO
The Henryetta Free Lance has die
oovered the fact that a new field of
coal west of that town has been
brought to light, that In quality and
quantity will Surpass nny yet found
tn that locality. Tho Interested par-
ties have been keeping "mum” about
tt but that paper has ferreted out
enough to give Its readers a "tip" that
there Is something in it.
W. Black, a Sand Creek farmer ot
Grant county, has a squash that grew
to a weight of forty-eight pounds in
ninety days. It was fifty-six and one-
baJf Inches In circumference.
Representative E. J. Murphy, ot
Custer county, had seven head of cat-
tle stolen recently. He offers $100 for
the capture of the thief and $3 a head
for the return of the steers.
Applicants for admission to the
practice of medicine in Oklahoma will
have a chance to try out at Enid on
November 10. The territorial board
baa designated that place and data.
M. Reinhart, a resident of Arkansas,
aged 05 years, died in the depot at
South McAlester while awaiting a
Philip Miller, of Canadian county,
has discovered a Russian thistle in
tha vicinity of Okarche. It is believed
that the weed Is carried In alfalfa seed
and farmers who sow alfalfa are
■warned to use all possible precaution
In preventing Its propagation In Okla-
Al Least Tate lultKS Fatal Isjarlti—
1*ai at Alicaviiia Cemplelly Darnel-
isu#4. I vary House in II Stlbar
b'atao Down ar Oi*pt«S*ff
EMPORIA.KAN* : Three person#
• era hilled outright, tan fatally In
lured and foutiven other# more or lea#
eertouely hurt, be*Idea eoortltoue prop-
erty damage, aa the r«**ull of lorna-
doee that prevailed hear Hamilton.
Greenwood county, and at and hear j
Allcavtlle, In Coffey county. Kan. Tha
(own of Allcevltle. wbnb has 700 In-
habitant*. waa practically demolished.
The list of casualties may yet be lu
The dead—near Hamilton:
Edith Halley, Id years of age, daugh-
ter of W. E. W. Halley.
Mr. Hillman, father of Mr*. John
Tho Injured—near Hamilton:
W. K. W. Halley, two sons and two 1
daughter*, one aon. Ollle, fatally hurt.
H. H. Eberun, wife and child.
K. M. Mania and wife.
At Allcevllle and vicinity:
William Uruce. falaily.
Four member* of family of John
Earlwlne, none dangerous.
Young daughter of J. W. Atherton,
Heavy rain and wind storm* were
general all over central Kansas. With
the exception of those near Hamilton
and Alleoville and vicinity, ouly minor
damage was done.
In Greenwood and Coffey cotintlps
five distinct funnel-shaped clouds
formed at about tho same time. Tho
two largest of those clouds struck near
Alieevlllo and. traveling southwest, de-
stroyed building* and crops over a
strip a quarter of a mile in width.
At Alleoville everyone of tho fifty
houses In town was either totally
wrecked or moved from Its foundation.
Tho two general merchandise stores
there, cno owned by T. C. Jones, and
tho other belonging to D. R. Gynnt,
were totally wrecked and tho entire
contents destroyed. On tho opposite
sldo of tho street, two blacksmith
shops, n lumber yard and the Metho-
dist church, ns well as tho Missouri
Pacific depot, were demolished.
At Alieevlllo but ono person, Wil-
liam Hrtico, was seriously hurt. He
was crushed by falling Umbers and
probably will die.
Southwest of Alieevlllo In Coffey
county heavy damage was dono to
fanning property. The farm house of
Joint Earlwlne was torn to pieces and
Tour members of tho family Injured,
but nono dangerously. A baby was
blown a distance of fifty yards and
suffered only slight bruises. A school
house was blown down and tho house
Df J. W. Atherton blown away. All the
members of tho Atherton family ex-
cept a young daughter escaped Injury.
Her leg was nearly severed by flying
Umbers and she Is in a serious condi-
The other injured lived four miles
west of Hamilton, where within a lim-
ited locality nine farm houses were
destroyed. Many small buildings were
turned over and hundreds of stacks of
hay und coin shocks scattered.
Territorial Auditor Baxter paid to
H. C. Iiramor, of the deaf and dumb
institute at Guthrie tho stim of $4,422
for the maintenance of that asylum
for quarter ending September 30.
The next place selected for the meet-
ing of the Methodist conferenco is Ok-
INDIAN SCHOOL STATISTICS
A Decrease of 199 Over the Previous
WASHINGTON: Statistics prepared
at the Indian office show that in 1903,
the last fiscal year, there were enrolled
2S.411 Indian students, a decrease of
199 from 1902, the figure for that year
being 2S.C10. The average attendance
in 1903 was 24.3S2, an increase of 202
over the year previous. Of more inter-
est Is the showing of tha purely gov-
ernment, non-reservation, reservation
and day schools, with an average at-
tendance for 1903 of 20.S76, an Increase
of 336. The attendance of tha differ-
ent government schools was divided
up as follows: In 1903—Non-reserva-
tion, 7.793; reservation, 9,794; day, 3.-
289. The number of schools In 1903
are: Non-reservation, 261 reservation,
91; day, 140. The total number of
schools Is 257. There were 306 non-
government schools in 1903. At 'the
mission boarding schools there was an
average attendance’ of 3.097 pupils: In
mission day schools, 240; Hampton
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Lie! •< F'etee Dei*#
F illualxi It* (He Male# k* tfc# tltk
mu farm-r a le*in .*oe id liUabA*
a* artst>**"1 by lb* '*imN of sgrlcnk
lure |kx ret erf Tb-NIt wl*l *•* •**
iiaapeaM >« u.ie itinerary l? !•!»•*»
u.r Jobs n*M*. sod other ■••MM
nf the experiment station. »»4 other
speaker# Members of the buard ■HI
also probably be in aileodanea 1*4
aesi*l in these M<iix|t la their (•
The extent of the surer## nf Ibsen
mretina* xxIII d> t*end upon tha amount
of adxerlleiM <!>>ue by Ihn hn-al man-
anere of the ln*il'uire throughout Ihn
territory. -tu #i|*am-*» bulletin. $1*-
in* lb# general pr«*r**au tu he foltowod
• III !«• forward**! fiom Ihn secretary •
office in lime to allow lha lornl com-
mittee ample opportunity tu thorough-
ly advertise the meetings]
Edntiutd. Octotier $4.
June* city. October 27.
Oklahoma City. October ft 71.
Lexington. tXrlober ft.
Noruian, October So It,
Guthrie. November 2 S.
Crescent. November X
Enid, November 3 4.
pond Creek. November 3 4,
Medford. November 5 4.
Garber, November 4 7.
Okecne. November 7.
Tbotnaa. November 9.
Arapahoe. November HO.
Roger Mllla countv will have two or
threo In*tIt .tee. date* and pUc* of
holding yet to be determined.
Taloga, November 12 13.
Selling. November 13-14.
Persimmon, November 13 14.
v- 1 - . | Hovwahng IWt
Grand. November 17.
Waynoka. November 13.
Alva. November 18-19.
Cherokee. November 19.
Cleo, November 20.
Watonga. November 20-21.
Geary, November 21.
El Reno. November 23 21.
Hennessey, November 23.
Kingfisher, November 23 24.
fashion, November 25.
Muthnll, November 27.
Perry, November 27-28.
Billings, November 29.
Brannon, November 30; Deo. 1.
Tonknwa. December 1-2.
Newkirk, December 2-3.
Pawnee, December 3-4.
Stillwater, December 4-5.
Cushing, December 5.
Li.amller, December 7-8.
Wellston. December 7.
Meeker. December 8-9.
TecuniKch, December 9-1 h.
Shawnee, December 10-11.
Asher, December 11-12.
Yukon, December 14.
Anadarko, December 14-15,
Lawton, December 15-16.
Snyder, December 1G.
I.eger, December 17.
Hobart. December 17-19.
Mangum, December 18-19.
Granite, December 19.
Cordell, December 21-22.
Lone Wolf, December 21.
Mountain View, December 22.
THE CREEK NATION'S FINANCES
REFERRED TO CONGRESS
Oklahoma City’s Government Building
Must Come Up There
WASHINGTON: Mr. Taylor, assist-
ant secretary of the treasury, said that
it had been finally decided to refer the
matter of a new federal building for I
Oklahoma City to congress for a de-
cision. No more steps will be taken
by tho treasury department.
Ho explains that congress made an
appropriation of $50,00U for a building
and only one dollar for a site. It being
understood that the people of the
town would donate the site for that j
nominal sura. An investigation by an
agent of tho department Indicated that
there was no site in the town that
could be bought under several thou-
sand dollars and hence tho attitude:
of the department, which holds that
under the law none of the money ap-
propriated for the building can bo used
for a site.
Ilia M tt r»*b#e. nniixxpal e*x4iuw
•t Ike 4*teek •at!..U. In hi# annuel
putt la I be rxawnrll ij«*'4x exane la
lev wet inn ftguiee TM J*tMt •*»•. •»
"When I began my exMtlrxxe a# a*
(UhmU •U4llOf, | Buik#«l IlkBl MW* BB
|ltB| «|»p«U|'MAfl »*'• #f*4M4l»E«*4 lit •»**
lino too la oath »f a.y annual t*
porta I beta nrixtsaled economy In
ytMif approprlat h»ns. and lu neve*
make uae uatene you fell ante thel II
embraced all of Ibe element* of J«*
lira and therefore rrptt *rni.-d a na
initial uldinaiion A# our Midair* n»
■ nation 1* but a metier of a abort
time and a* you have appropriated *
•uflrlent sum lo pul all of xeir public
building* In a B*e«l slate of repair,
anfflt'li-nt lo answer exery purpose l<»
tha Inex liable end nf Ibe exist eft re ul
our tribal government, I ran I*''reive
of no reason al title lime, why our
approprlatlone for tbe en*ulng yoel
should not ba even still furtbn Ul
"It is a nnlewoithy fart that many
of ua do md ernu lo appreciate the
•dvaulage* afforded ua or t-onelrb-r the
gmnuiit which la annually appropriat-
ed for educallouel purposes alone Tho
appropriations which you made al
your la*t regular tur*»inii for Gila pur
poae, aupmntrd lo $76,468 40 Title
does nut Include any aunt* approprlat
ed for lha repair of any of the build
Ing school building* Tho extra ex-
penses nf the neighborhood school*
for 1902 03 amounted lo $89108 III
reference to llitr first named Hum, lb!*,
la equivalent to a per eaplta lux of
about $5 10 on tbe Creek people. The
time la fast approaching when Iho op
portunitle* thus afforded will be a
thing of the past, and the eilurnllon of
our youth will, after the cessation of
our tribal government, depend lo a
great extent, upon tbe thrift and per
eonal resources of each patent or guar
"The expenses of your last regular
cession of council amounted to $21,
459.20. In May last your laiily whs
again Convened for the purpose of rat
Hying or approving of the award made
by congress lu tho matter of the loyal
Creek claim. This session cost $2.
798 40, thus making a total expense
of $28,277.70 for holding the two ses-
sions of councils, ss against $31,093.69
for the previous year of 1902
"In the matter nf tho retirement
of our national warrants, I will state
that there was paid during the fiscal
year eudlng June 30th, last. $03,951 45
on school warrants and $49,654 16 on
general fund warrants, making a
grand total of $113,605 05. You will
remember that I stated above, that
your school appropriations amounted
to $76,408.40. Judging from the
amount that has been paid on school
fund warrants. It would appear that
you have appropriated more for tills
purpose than you were able to pay on
this class of warrnnts. Hut Hon. .1
Blair Shoenfelt, United Stales Indian
agent, informs me that he is at present
engaged In paying out the Burn of $62,-
000.00 additional on our natioual war-
rant*. • htrh Will wtilt farllMf la. *«•»»
Iba xxb tidal paid >*a tstr native*!
• arrant# xii«« my la#l »»K>»t tu ye
I •til ktat# that lha agent l
tvxm# m# that of the If.JO* ml #p|M>.
(trialed by y.»<4 twu yanrw ago fur lb*
relief of rwrlala Indigent fre-g rtl
tsox. there we* on Jana aMb, laa*
iba #«m of II i:» ‘d allII remains,
unpaid lb reepotlve to Ml forth#! It
qttlrto# he inform* me. that Ibwrn ••<
rxdlerted during the lt#x'«l i**t end
tag June 391 it lg#t. tnrvmgh Iba lt>
aiiuniv-iiialtty of lha I a>t*d Htst##
government, revenue# fur lha bermO
of the t rees nation #uuis aggregating
Coal ro>#uie* I I *
llay royalty .........* . fit k>t
i Inn pa I a ill las ..... 3 0o
PMtUN lav 14,796.1
Tlmlver confiscated and aolj. ;e oo
I'ayturul on luwu lot# .... 311.4702
Balance de|iu«lted ...... 1237 541.11
“In my la*t report, t gave the net
revenue# as aeerulug lo lh# nattou a*
$97,454 85 The amounts glw-n thl*
year show an Increase of $l.t9.K8C8‘i
over that of lust year. While Gils In
erea*• Is quite satlafaclury tn lb*
Creek people, yet. if all parlies whom
we consider lawfully bound to pay
llielr lax had done so, the lucreas*
should have le-i-n much larger. lit
my report last year, there was record
oil $5,8l7b8 a* having been collected
as incrchaudlse tax. wbereus. this yea
there bits not as you will observe
been one tlolllar collected under thl*
heading Likewise, there was collect
ed on an occupation tax. $2,049 44
I his year, there sm-ms to have been
hut $3.00 collected There has also
lieen a decrease of $1.255 91 In your
coni royalty, resulting probably from
unsettled and unavoidable causes
Your pasture tax lost year was $5,-
082 25. while this yeHr, It Is $24,795.70
I merely submit these comparative
statements to show that your revenue
has decreased on merchandise nnd oc
cupatlon taxes nnd coal royalty, but
largely Increased on pasture and hay
taxes, und receipts from payments on
town i.tts Tills latter Increase t*
doubtless due to the rapid Increase In
the number of towns In the Creek na-
tion nnd payments made on town lots
In the older towns As the payments
on town lots In this latter class ot
towns is far from completed, wo may
look for considerably more revenue
from this source alone.
Front the statements regarding th«
nation’s receipts and disbursements
it is quite apparent that our financial
condition Is quite satisfactory, ths
prospects being that the revenues will
lie still further increased in the near
And with careful management on
our part, there Is no reason why this
prosperity ctiuuot- be maintained to
H. C. FISHER.
A STRENUOUS TASK
The Position of Territorial Veterinar-
ian Not an Enviable One
GUTHRIE: A. W. Sanders of Ok-
lahoma City, territorial veterinarian.
Is having trouble connected with his
position. Recently he says he discov-
ered a nest of glanders among the
horses in Kingfisher county, and near
the city of the same name, and under
orders of the Oklahoma live stock san-
itary commission, immediately began
to root out the evil by killing, accord-
ing to law, all afflicted animals.
He had killed several, making his
reports to the commission, but within
the last few days he has met with the
wrong farmers. One of them gave
him a sound thrashing, beating the
veterinarian in an unenviable manner.
Later Sanders again met trouble
Two farmers, with weapons to bach
up their demands, ordered oanders off
their farms and forbade him the privil
ege of returning to examine their
horses. After his recent experience.
Sanders knew the farmers meant
business, so Jie telephoned the board
here for instructions
Secretary Tom Morris of the board
at once called up Sheriff Love and
Prosecuting Attorney Bowman and re
quested their assistance in the matter.
The man, who, tt is alleged, assault-
ed Sanders, was a prominent farmer
William T. Doorley. He was arrested,
placed under a peace bond and hi*
preliminary hearing set for Oct. 14.
Farm hands in Norway receive $40
to $60 a year.
DOWN ON THE HYMNS
Indictment of Lumber Dealers Causes
Pool to Dissolve
LAWTON: The indictment of mem-
bers of the lumber trust In Kiowa
county have frightened the combines
In the three new couties lu Judge Gil-
lette’s judicial district so badly that
all pools have been dissolved, at least
temporarily. Lumbermen under In-
dictment In Kiowa county offered to
plead guilty to violating the lnti-trust
laws of Oklahoma and pay fines, but
Judge Gillette declined to consider the
proposition. Should he permit the de-
fendants to plead guilty, valuable tes-
timony as to the methods of tho trust
would be suppressed and might never
again bo obtained. The prosecution
will be one of publicity for the infor-
mation of lumber consumers in Okla-
homa. Indictments in Comanche coun-
ty, especially at Lawton, are looked
for at this term of court. I.awton once
had twenty-eight lumber yards. Sever-
al weeks ago there were eleven, but
this number was reduced to ssven.
The consolidation displeased buyers
who are anxious for th# proiacutkjn
of members of the pool.
College Professor 6ays There are
Twenty-five Immoral Ones
TOPEKA: “There are twenty-five
Immoral songs in the hymn book used
here at Washburn college chapel,” was
-the sensational statement made by
Professor G. B. Penny to the students
at chapel exercises. ”1 do not mean
that tbe words are Immoral, but the
music. I Include In this list of Im-
moral songs six waltzes two two-steps
and seventeen polkas. I do not think
that words set to such music are in-
spiring or suitable for religious exer-
cises. March tunes, I believe to be
unobjectionable, but the dance music
U out of place In a hymn book."
"God be with you till we meet
again," is one of the hymns which the
professor has tabooed. He says that,
In the future, he will permit no hymns
to be sung at chapel which are set to
waltz, polka or two-step time.
The German State gives to one uni-
versity more than the British govern-
ment allows to all the universities
and university colleges In England
Ireland and Scotland together.
PENSION CAUSED ARREST
Horsethief Caught who Uncle Sam
Had On His List
OKLAHOMA CITY: John Hawkins,
a priosner taken through here to Law
ton, owes his arrest for stealing horses
to the fact that he draws a pension
from the United States for services in
the Spanish-American war. He waa
arrested at Lawton a few days ago for
carrying concealed weapons, and stat-
ed then that he drew a pension for
wounds received In Cuba. The fol-
lowing day Hawkins disappeared, and
also two horses. The officers%btained
his address from the pension depart-
ment. and arrested him near Ardmore.
I. T. He confessed to the theft of
A statement of the Bradley Real Es-
tate Company, located at Muskogee,
shows that during the past year the
company has cleared $56,200.60. The
company is incorporated for $50,000.
A large part of the tropical fruit
used in the United States is raised
by the transportation companies which
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