Kiowa County Democrat. (Snyder, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 3, 1907 Page: 3 of 10
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With Oklahoma9§ Star fa
National Flag, thawing Arrangamant af ttara Aftar That for Oklahoma la
Added on July 4, 1*07.
Tha war and navy department* bava agreed upon the arrangement ot
the atari tn tha union ot tha national flag, ao aa to provide an additional atar
to rapraaant tha new itata ot Oklahoma. Tha aaw arm
affect on July 4, 1$07.
arrangement goea Into
NO RKAtON TO PEAR NEGROES. STATE OFFICE NOMINATIONS.
So Offleera at Fort Rena Declare In
EL RENO: The officer* at Fort
Reno declare there la no reaeon what-
ever to fear the negro aoldlera. All
but a few of the dlacharged men from
the diagraced battalion have left thea
country. The new battalion of the
SSth Infantry now at Fort Reno la
eompoaed ot four companlea ot about
forty men each.
' Of theae men about thirty In each
company are old aoldlera aent here
from Fort* Mclntoah and Bllaa, Texas,
where the other eight companlea ot
tha regiment are stationed.
The remaining ten men out of each
forty are recruits. The latter are be-
l(ag augmented each day by one or
jtwo new recruits. There are also
two companies of the SOth infantry
’(white) stationed at Fort Reno, each
af theae contains alxty men, ao the
colored aoldlera outnumber the whites
only by the forty raw recruits. All
(ho commissioned officers are white
It la very seldom that there Is any
trouble between the white and col-
ored aoldlera. lieutenant Nichols of
tha 10th Infantry, when naked If
there waa any reason for the officers
at Fort Reno to be afraid of the negro
aoldlera, yelled: “Not by a dam site.
And you ana quota am la saying
that.” In trying to find motives for
the assault on Captain Ifaekltn, there
are three theories aside from the dis-
eharged negro soldier idea, and theae
are suicide, a woman In the case, or
n feud between the officer*.
They have nil been sifted to the
bottom and the first two are out of
the question. The latter Is denied by
every officer In the poet, but It Is the
only reason Sheriff Osmun could have
for stating that he believed the as-
sassin waa etui within the garrison.
WHITE MEN DEALING IN INDIAN
TITLES DUBBED GRAFTERS.
MORE LAND FOR SCHOOLS.
TO RESTORE TOWN LOTS
LAND VALUED AT $(,000,000 TAKEN
FROM INDIANS BY FRAUD.
CONVENTION CALL IN SECOND.
Oemeeratle Committee Names March
t ae the Date.
: EL RENO: At a meeting of the
Democratic congressional committee
of the Second district at El Reno, It
waa decided to hold a Democratic con-
vention to nominate a candidate for
congress from the Second district at
Ovary. March $, 1(07. W. C. Hughes
«< Oklahoma City, a delegate In the
constitutional conventual, attempted
to have the committee defer action
unUI the constitutional convention
completes Its work but failed.
Under the apportionment the rep-
resentation to the convenUon will be
distributed aa follows:
Beaver, 17; Blaine. IS; Caddo, SB;
Canadian, 1$; Custer, 14; Day. 7;
Dewey, *; Oklahoma, 45; Woods, 39;
WANT ELECTION POSTPONED.
East Bad Oklahoma Politicians Net
GUTHRIE: A movement Is on foot
among a number of politicians, espe-
cially those residing in the east half
•OI the new state, to secure the post-
ponement of the elecUoh ot state and
connremlonal ofleers and for the ap-
proval of the constitution until neat
The reason assigned Is that Indian
Terrltnry candidate# will not have
Ume to make, the necessary canvass
prior to tfeo prltoftr? olofctloo Ml
prior to tha fagutar state election.
There has never been n regular elec-
tion In that pert of the state, therefore
the prospective eacndldatea are not
acquainted outside of their own pro-
elects. An early election would give
Oklahoma politicians an advantage, aa
the elwuoe raachlaery on the wqot
aide of the state has bees In opera-
tion lor some Ume.
Socialists of Oklahoma and Indian
Territory In Convention.
OKLAHOMA CITY: Oklahoma
and Indian Territory socialists met
in state convention In this city and
selected nominees for all state of-
fices. These names will be referred
back to the member* of the party,
from which will be selected within
the next 30 days tha real candidates.
Territorial Secretary J. E. Snyder
said that It is possible another state
convention will be held, If It Is decid-
ed to postpone the election of officers
tor the new state until next fall.
Following are the nominations as
Governor—C. C. Ross, Shawnee,
Lieutenant Governor—M. H. Carey,
Maramec, Okla.; J. Allen Wilson,
Treasurer—J. R. Ash, Stillwater; C.
B. Boy lan, Me Loud, Okla.
Auditor—A. B. Davis, Geary, Okla.
Attorney General—J. M. Pilcher,
Superintendent of Public Instruc-
tion—J. E. Snyder, Oklahoma City,
Secretary of State—/. O. Waltrus,
Chief Justice Supreme Court—John
Hagel, Oklahoma City.
Associate Justices—Wiley Orr,
Cleveland, Okla.; J. F. Grubbs, Okla-
homa City, Okla.; D. N. Denham,
Railroad Commissioner*—C. S. Per-
rins, Ralston, Okla.; E. C. DeBerry,
Hewtltt, I. T.; A. McArthur, Granada,
Okla.; Roy Hayes, Coyle, Okla.; J. E.
Palmer, Lookeba, Okla.; H. P. Reeves,
State Secretary-Treasurer—O. F.
Branstetter, Norman, Okla.; James
V. Kolachny, Enid, Okla.
State Organiser—Wood Hubbard,
State Executive Committeemen,
three to be elected—H. M. Coon, Du-
rant, I. T.; F. M. Adams. Ralston,
Okla; Pat Murphy. Chandler, Okla.;
F. E. Welker, Cestos, Okla; H. B.
Fleek, Agra, Okla; Frank Brain.
Crowder, Okla; E. E. English, Nor-
man, Okla; C. H. Dome, Enid. Okla.
National Committeemen—John Ha-
gel, Oklahoma City. Okla; George F.
Bentley, Duncan, I. T.; J. T. CumMe,
Nall, I. T.; H. C. Dlerl, Hinton, Okla;
R. Maschle, Kingfisher, Okla
GUTHRIE: Attorneys for Jim
Wilkins have appealed to the Okla-
homa supreme court, thus staying his
execution on January < for the mur-
der on March 80, last, of William
Creels (alia* Choctaw BUD at W*u-
rtka He was Indicted on September
11, convicted and sentenced to-hang.
The two men had quarreled and Wil-
kins entered a room, where Creels
was talking, and shot him down.
Matter Has Been Placed In Hands of
Legal Department of Secretary
te be Undone by Govern-
WASHINGTON: The statement
was made here upon the authority of
an official of the interior department
that steps will soon be taken with a
view ot returning to the Creek na-
tion In the Indian Territory valuablo
town lots secured by certain persons
through a system of fraudulent sched-
uling. The matter has been placed in
the bands of the law officer of the de-
partment of Secretary Hitchcock. In-
structions have been given that pro-
ceedings shall be Instituted at once
whereby the lands In question, said
to he valued at approximately $6,000,-
00# shall be returned to the tribe, and
that if possible the persons known to
have violated the law be prosecuted.
The oflolals refuse te discuss the
eon teats of the report made by Wil-
liam Dudley Fnalke on the town site
From sources outside ef the depart-
ment, It Is learned, Mr. Feulke report-
ed in substance to Secretary Hltcb-
eock that Iadlaa Territory Is overrun
by the went gang ef predatory graft-
ers in the world.
"I would like to see my report given
to toe public,” said Mr. Foulke. "As
I am serving la a subordinate oapao-
rty, however. It la aot lor me to say
what disposition shall he made of It"
Mr. Peulko said that while In the
Indian Territory ha had found a aaw
definition ef the word "Graft*." It la
thle: "G*a#ter(m)—A white man deal-
ing la Indian titles."
Governor Frants Locates Additional
30,OM Acrss Undsr Grant.
Governor Frants Is In receipt ot a
decision by the secretary of the in-
terior to the effect thnt under the
provisions of section 6 of the State-
hood bill, all of sections 13 In every
part of the territory which had not
been tiled on or otherwise disposed
of previous to June 1(, 1906, are grant-
ed to the state for the benefit of the
Sections 13 In the Cherokee strip,
the Wichita, Kiowa, Comanche nnd
Apache reservatloas and Greer coun-
ty were reserved from settlement nt
the time that these counties were
opened, these sections being held for
the benefit of the college fund of the
In old Oklahoma, the Sac and Fox,
Iowa, Pottawatomie, Cheyenne and
Arapahoe reservations and Beaver
county, ssotlons 13 were not reserved
and were open to settlement. Under
the provisions of section 8 of the
Statehood set, however, all sections
13 in any of these reservations or
counties which were not filed on up
to June 16 go to the state for the col-
This grant Is entirely Independent
of the special grant of 1,050,000 acres
of land made to the Individual col-
leges by the Statehood act, and gives
the state about 30,000 acres of land
In addition to that previously reserved
for the college fund.
ADVBBTIBB NEW STATE.
Meeting Called to Arrange tor Okla-
homa Exhibit at Jamestown.
OKLAHOMA CITT: An lavlUtloa
ban been lent out by the Oklahoma
Federation of Commercial and Indus-
trial organisations of the two terri-
tories calling a general Beating In
thin olty on January I. tor tha pur-
pose of formulating plana for the
proper representation of tho state ef
Oklahoma at the Jamestown exposi-
tion, which Is to be held thle year
«n April until November.
A bill will be presented te (he first
legislators asking thnt aa appmpria.
tlon of $50,000 he made to defray the
expenses of aa exhibit, but a* the tag-
(stature will not be in session In Ume
to net on thin matter, the funds will
necessarily have to be secured by pop-
ular subscription, to be refunded If
the legislature will make an appropri-
ation tor the purpose.
It is dashed to have Oklahoma rep-
resented by e comprehensive exhibit,
aa the principal patronage ef the ex-
position «UI he from eastern eta tee,
where ao little Is known of fair Okie
homo, and It la worth a great deal to
the Interests of this state to show the
eastern population ef the United
guts* that we have development
equal te any section of the test
Chari#* Carter, secretory ot the
democratic cute committee, has an-
nounced himself aa a candidate for
tho democratic nomination for con-
gress from the Fourth district
NEW STATE PEDAGOGUES JOINED
IN HOLY WEDLOCK BONDS.
6UGK FOR PRESIDENT
Congressmen Klspper ef Missouri
Makes Study of Needa
TUL8A: Congressman Frank M.
Klspper, of the third Missouri dis-
trict, hue been making a personal In-
vestigation of the conditions and Im-
mediate needs of the Indian Territory.
In aa interview he said that ho ex-
pects soon after the first of the year,
as th* result of a recent Investigation
of the senate committee on Indian
affairs, soms very beneficial legisla-
tion, particularly for Indian Territory,
will be Introduced In the senate. As
a member of the committee on terri-
tories he wishes to he la possession
ef knowledge gained by personal in-
vestigation thnt he may the more In-
telligently champion such measure* a*
be believes greatly needed when they
come before the hotme.
M*. Klspper was greatly Impressed
with the fact that the cities and towns
la Indian Territory are ao far la ad-
vance ot the oonntry. This, however,
he knows to bo due (o the stringent
re'trietlon* on Indian loads, which
has had the result ef keeping settler*
away and win continue to do so until
after a change for tho better le made.
Mr. klspper favors the removal ef all
restatedou except as refer to home-
■toads of full blood*.
ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND
ADOPTION OF CONSTITUTON.
Largest Attended Meeting In Hlatory
ef Southwest Successfully Over-
com** Difficulty In Amalga-
mation—Dr. David Starr
SHAWNEE: The Oklahoma Teach-
ers’ association ai|l that part of the
Indian Territory Teachers’ associa-
tion In session here, comprising more
than half of the latter organisation,
amalgamated Friday a* one associa-
tion, to be known as the Oklahoma
State Teachers’ association.
An Invitation was extended to the,
part of the association In session at
Muskogee to join the new amalgamat-
ed association next year, nnd therej
was little doubt that course would be;
adopted, as la the amalgamation here1
no factions were recognised.
After the formal adoption of the
amalgamation resolution the new as-
sociation was divided into five die-1
trlcts, to conform to the congressional
districts, and from each of these two
members of n nominating committee
were selected, and the following offi-
cers were elected for the coming year:;
President, 8upt. Buck of Guthrie;
vice president, N. L. Cowart of Wll-
burton; secretary, Miss Maud* Wld-
daman, Caddo county; treasurer, Bupt
McCabe of Kingfisher; executive com-
mittee, chairman, Bupt. Masters ofi
Tulsa, and Bupt. Kersey of Newklrki
nnd Bupt Balcomb ot Chandler. The,
executive committee will name the1
meeting place for next year.
The formal adoption of n constitu-
tion waa n matter of short time after
th* report of the executive commit-
tee wee read aad th* formal business
wee then concluded.
Friday afternoon and night th* pub-
lic aad th* teachers heard addressee
by Dr. David Starr Jordan of Lsland
Stanford university at Oklahoma on
the work of state universities.
The meeting was th* largest at-
tended la th* history of state meet-
Inge la th* southwest nnd what
seemed n difficulty In the way of,
amalgamation was successfully over-
GRAF INS IN WICHITA FOREST.
Brwvlelen Med* tor Feeding ef $,$0$
Mead af Stock.
LAWTON: Provision bee been
made tor the grealng of $,$0$ head of
settle and horses on th* Wichita tor-
Mt reserve during th* eeaaea of 1$07.
Not mere than $$$ bead are to be
allowed to any oaa geraaa, company
er firm. Tha summer greelag period
will he from May to November 13,
the graalag foe for which will be 35c
par hand on cattle nnd SOe n head on
her***. The year long graelag period
trill he from Jaauary 1 to December
It. t$$7, tho gtaalag fee for which
win be Me a head (or cattle aad 70-
a head on horse*. No half rat* allow
aaoe will be mad* tor the season of
1307. Land reserved for th* national
buffalo pasture aad ranger*’ pasture
le aot aubjeet to the grating regular
Uons. Th* rale* aad regulation* gov-
erning grating are la the hands of E.
F Morrisey, forspt supervisor, Cache,
Fir* destroyed a cotton gin nt
Cache last wash, totalling n lota of
■van If Ontario should haranaa
Lsgal Lights Say Convsntlsn Haa no
Right to Fix County Ursa.
It- la learned here from reliable
sources that eltltens In tome of tho
counties that have been divided will
go Into the courts In an attempt to
prove that the constitutional conven-
tion Is without .authority to chang*
county lines. A well known attorney
of Guthrie stated that unquestionably
the convention exceeded Its au)horlt>
la dividing Oklahoma eounttas aa4
that the courts will declare its work
In that respect Illegal.
Aa attorney who claims to have
w»e*t a study ot tha powers of tho
ooavantlen declares mat th* conatl-
tntlohal delegatee cannot legally
c hangs existing county boundary
Haas la Oklahoma Territory- H* de-
clares that aongross possesses the
■ole right of fixing county lino* and
establishing county Mata la th# ogam
lag of Indian lands to sottlsmsat and,
thsrofore, only a stats togtatatnto It
empowered tn make saaages
SEPARATE SCHOOLS ASSURED INVESTIGATION COMPLETED.
Chairman af Bduaatlanal Committee
Bays Thera la Na DeuM About It.
MUSKOQEB: O. H. Brower, ehalr-
man of tie constitutional convention
committee on edumtlea, says that
the committee haa accomplished little
to date because of th* county lino
fight but that It will go to work as
aqpa m tha eonvMtleu reconvenes
and make a report (a (our or five
dart..Ha- spy* »$».«$.—
about (ho convention gracing a sep-
arate school etaaee la the oonetKetlom
Tha Oklahoma laws already provide
Continuing Mr. Drawer nM:
1 have written several personal let-
tors to prominent educators of both
territories, asking them so own* ho-
nor* th* coaveatloa aad give a* (hair
views. Among |hoa* Invited are Pres-
ident David R. Boyd ef th* University
of Oklahoma, Rav. A. Grant Evans
of Muskogee. D. Frank Redd, super
visor of schools tor the ChorokM aa-
tkm, and J, D. Benedict, nporinten-
dost of fodtas schools for th* Indian
Commissioner Garfield bends Stand-
ard Oil Report to President,
WASHINGTON: Commissioner Opr
field has completed hie supplemental
Investigation of th* Standard Oil com-
pnnv In Kenans nnd *he Indian Ter-
ritory nnd delivered the report tn the
president. It la understood that the
report has been referred by the pres-
ident to the department of luetic# to
he need la the prosecution of th* salt
against the Standard at 8t. Louts.
Mr. Garfield declined to divulge the
contents of his supplemental report,
hut It muet contain some Interesting
Information concerning the recent
operation* of the trust la the mid-con-
ttaent field or It would not he neat to
the attorney general for use In th*
RACE PEELING HIGH
Negro EeWler Assaults Whit* Woman
on Streets ef El Rom
EL RENO: Race feeling woe at
whit* btot aad threats ot lynching
won heard on every hand as a result
of on assault committed oa Mrs. T.
B. Clifford, wife of a prominent phy-
sician, by o negro supposed to be a
soldier of the Twealy-flfth Infantry.
Mrs. Clifford and bar stator, Mrs. B.
H. Clarke, war* attemptlna to pass
the soldier, when ha viciously crabbed
Mr*. Clifford around the waist and
threw her Into the etraeL exclaiming
thnt the sidewalk belonged to him.
Mrs. Clarke screamed for assistance
and her assailant fled, eeeaptag before
The negro escaped and tha chase
was given up because If be le n sol-
dier be would have to return to tho
(ort or bo pursued as n deserter.
Acting on Inst motions from tho ah
toraty lateral of tho United States,
John Embry, the dletriet attorney for
Oklahoma, will eo-operato with' th*
civil and military authorities la ap-
prehending tha MMlIaat of Captain
Mae kiln at Port Reno recently.
A company haa been organised to
pipe natural gas Into Hobtrt. Four
wells have been sunk on the farm of
O. W. Stone, nnd flow* $.000,000 eublo
feet dally am Mid to have been de-
AEKE CONQRffgg TO LEGALISE IT
Loupp'Thinks White Children Should
Attend Indian Schools
WASHINGTON, D. C.: Commission-
er Leupp of the Indian office, will ssk
congress to legalise the practice of
the department In permitting white
children to enter Indian schools oa
the same basis as Indian children ar*
permitted to enter whit* eehoola It
Is a policy of th* lading office to
break up the Indian reservation
wherever possible, allot the laada
owned by the Indiana and put th*
wards of tha governmaat oa a self-
To do this offactlvoly, old harriers
are betas broken down and th* Indi-
ans In many sections of the oonntry
am attending tha dletriet eehoola, th*
Indian human paying Into th* county
or state treasury tha cost per capita
of th* Indian'* education as aasssssd
against tha white ehltdma, which
amounts lo about If per quarter. In
many localltlra of tha want aad north-
weal. Indian schools am th* only
Khools In widely Mpnmted areas.
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