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BEAVER BEAVER-COUNTY OKLAHOMA TERRITORY THURSDAY FEB. 18 1897.
NO. 4. -5 "
Tlio stockmen of Braver county
should take n intercut in tho Oklahoma
Live Stock- Association. It is a good
Gradually the conviction forces itself
upon tbo minds of tlio people of Okla-
homa that tho best thing tho territorial
legislature could do would bo to adjourn
at once before they do something that
will havo the effect of depopulating tho
But tho bill which wont to most ig
nominious defeat in tho Oklahomi legis-
lature was ono which bought to prohibit
"any habitual drinker'1 or tho user of
morphine or any of thi other dream-
giving clixira of life from holding ofiko
of any sort. The legislature rote up as
one man and emote the mensuro to tho
caith and then wcut out and took a
drink. K. 0. Journal.
A largo and continuous howl is being
ruisod against tho repeal of tbo law rc
quiiiog county judges to bo lawyers of
three years practice. As long as distiict
judges aro nsitber required to bo law
jcrs scholars nor gentlemen tho ad-
ditional ignorance of probate judges
who must at least be refidtnts of tho
territory will not materially occolcrate
tho territory toward destruction. Edu-
cational and other qualifications for of-
fice of every grade can most safely bo
left to the sense and judgment of the
people who have to pay and endure
them. McMaster's Weekly.
One of tho bills passed by the lower
house which will doubtless be of great
benefit to tho peoplo of tbo territory
and especially thoso in tbo big counties
ij tho one which cicatcs tho office of
public weigher in each county publio
scales to bo located at the county seat
tho sheriff to inspect tho scales every
ninety d.iys and to receive a feo of
thirty-livo cents for each fcialc inspected
inspectors to give 81000 bond aud to
eiivo a feo of tun cents for each bale of
cotton load of cotton seed or anything
clso that is weighed. After wo get the
Beaver couuty scales located at the
county scat it will bo ical convenient for
tho people ol tho cuunty. Then if Bill
Cochran who lives in tho wc&t end sells
a load of alfalfa to J. J. Wardcll
instead of guessing nt tho weight of the
load Bill can dirvo around by way of
Beaver weigh his load and then bo siuc
that Wardell will not get more hay than
ho pays for. Tho lound trip is only
300 miles and Bill could cabily make it
iu ten days. And when Nicanor Trujillo
sells his wool to a Ulajtou wool buyer ho
can do tho eamc. It's a great scheme.
Lyman J. Gage McKiuloy's Secretary
of the Treasury holds that hntnan folly
not nature is responsible for the present
financial difficulties. In an address at
Chicago recently ho said: "The poten-
tial resources of our great land to which
Chicago and all our cities must look
for their elements of prospeVity havo
not been abated. Vain wero it to try to
catalogue or to estimate the natural re-
sourced of our couutry or to attempt an
inventory of their value. If wo now
suffer nutuic is not to bo blamed. Slio
has been raoio geucrous to us than to
any other peoplo. Let us rather recog-
nize our own ignoranco and folly and
leai ii as we must and will learn how to
live in obcdicnco to tho finer laws of in-
dustry commerce and social economics.
Th em laws aro with us though they are
nut written in Btuiuto law. Thoy bless
the obedient and punish tho violator
whether ho is in thorough ignoranco or
On Monday tho lower houso of the
Oklahoma legislature killed the bill to
creato a county assessor by a voto of 13
to 11. This was ono bill that the
majority of tho taxpayers wanted to see
passed und it would undoubtedly havo
been of great benefit to tho teriitory but
maybe that was tho reason it was killed.
Tho present ajstetn of assessing is crude
and unsatisfactory and sometimes works
u great injustice on somo of the people
and besides it is expensive. In our own
county wo havo fourteen assessors ono
fur each township. Tho assessors arc
allowed a wido margin in fixing the
value of a man's property and must use
their own judgment on nearly every-
thing. No fourtceu men ever liVed who
had the same ideas on such matters and
tho consequences aro that in some
townships properity especially livo
stock is listed as high as the limit will
allow and in others as low as possible.
If ono man was to asea-s or superintend
tho assessing of all the pioperty in tl e
county tho burden of taxnt'wu would be
wore ovcoly distributed.
THIS AND THAT
General Joseph Shelby died at Mer
win Mo. last Saturday.
Tho Argentine Republic has a
making marnngo compulsory.
Tho sura of 8858000 was paid out to
tho Chcrokeo frccdmcu at Ilaydcn
A war bctwocu'Grccco and Turkey is
imminent. Greece has not lost all her
old time warlike spirit.
Tho jury in tho celebrated Alico
Piatt murder case at Kansas City re-
turned u verdict of ntt guilty.
A bill has been introduced in tho
council to divide Woods county aud
crcato a new municipality to bo called
Bob Vitzsimmons and Jim Corbett
having run out of words will meet at
Carson City Nevada on March 17th
and settle the matter in tho ring.
Judgo Wilson M. Hammock formerly
Ilcgistcr of tho land offico at Wood-
ward died at Lebanon Tenn. on Jan-
10th of blood poisoning.
Every bill passed by tho Oklahoma
legislature it is estimated costs 830 a
letter. But Oklahoma isn't complain-
ing. Her voto last fall for congressman
is more than likely to cost 815000000.
Losses of cattle havo been vastly
greater so far this year in western IVxas
many miles south of here than in
Beaver county. Ono reason for this is
that tho cow men hero tako better care
of their stock.
Thero are 7000 heads of families in
tho Chcrokeo nation who claim they arc
of Indian blood but who have been re-
jected by tho Dawes Commission. They
have been ordered out of tho nation by
The Alva Review says that tho
Woods county jail looks lonesome there
being no inmates confined. If Sam
Smith knew of this bo would probably
como back and stay a lew days just fur
accommodation hut ho probably
wouldn't want to stay any longer than
ho did tho ether timo.
The inhabitants of Woods Woodward
and Day counties are registering a big
kick against tho proposed change of
their county boundary lines to form now
counties. They are right. Dividing a
county simply doubles the expenses and
aud does not incrcaso tho taxable prop-
erty of the territory affected.
Since ex-Governor Seay withdrew
from tho laco for Governor tho lace
scorns to bo between O. M. Barnes and
Dennis Flynn. Tbo latter has tho en-
dorsement of nine out of ten of the re-
publicans of tho teriitory but there is
an air or uncertainty about the matter.
Seay is out with a letter indorscing
On Mondav last Editor J. W. Mad
dox of tho Western Oklaboman pub-
lished at Taloga shot at ex-County At-
torney Springstun through tho postoffico
window while tho latter was distributing
tho mail. Tho ball entered tho jiw
making a bad wound. Maddox is in
jail. Tho alleged cause of tho shooting
is the refusal of Springstun to supply
Maddox with opium. Capital.
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Up nt Meado thero is a feeling of un-
rest among society circles which is de-
veloping into an inclination to vary the
mouotony of hfo in that quiet littlo city
in a novel manner. From tho Globe we
learn that tho ladies contemplate chang
ing husbands for dinner each day Mr.
Smith dining with Mrs. Jones to-day
with Mrs. Brown to-morrow with Mrs.
Green next day and so on sort of an
endless chain airangemcnt. It is hoped
by this method to drive out an epidemio
of ennui which has struok tho town
Tho ladies arguo that though they can
not havo much of o change of diet they
can at least dino with a new man each
day. Tho proposed Bchcmo has many
advantages but if they would arrange it
so as to let a poor lono bachelor in it
would bo nico indeed.
General Gomez evidently intends to
havo nil or nothing. In a lato dispatch
he says: "Tho enemies of Cuba have
circulated in the United States tho ru-
mor that I am disposed to accept auto
nomy ns a basis of settlement or solution
of the present war. The constitution of
Cuba absolutely establishes in its article
XI that peace is to bo negotiated upon
tho basis of tho absolute independence
of Cuba. It is to obtain independence
that wo havo been fighting for two years
and will continue to fight until victory
bo ours. All tho statements which have
been heretofore or may bo in future
published to tho effect that wo are
willing to accept any other solutiou
short of independence should bo re-
garded as false."
Missouri Illinois Arkansas and sev-
eral other 3tiitcs havo bills bcfro their
Legislatures to mako gold contracts void.
Nearly every Legislature now in session
in the West and South in fact has u
me.isuro of this sort in somo stago or
other. Tins is how tbo silver men
Democrats and Populists try to wreak
satisfaction on the gold standard.
Probably too somo of these bills will
pass. But none of them will over be
enforced. No ono will obey them and
the court will givo them no quarter if it
ever gets its hands on them. The mcu
who frame or voto for tho bills will bo
Objects of derision aud the states in
which they pass will bo laughed at by
the country. Beyond this though
tho bills will do no harm. Globe-Democrat.
The Oklahoma legislature is not very
friendly to the negro. Its intention is
to disfranchise about 5000 of them
according to a bill introduced last Sat-
urday making a scviro educational test
for voters. Tho demo-pops will not
deny but what the object of the bill is
tho disfranchisement of tho negro for
the purposo of making tho voto of tho
territory more safely against tbo repub-
licans. Tho democrats of Oklahoma are
very much prejudiced against tho ne-
groes. There is a southern flavor about
the way they speak to nud about tho
colored man that is very noticeable.
It is not in good tasto to iu any manner
indicate an inclination to accept the
constitutional theory that a tirgro is a
good as a whito man hoforo tho law to
say nothing of him hticg ns good as a
white man socially. Of com so it is too
early yet to accept tho doctrine of social
equality aud the negroes thcmscHes aio
not surprised at that fact nor aro they
pubhing it but it is n pity that tho
broad minded peoplo cf Oklahoma can-
not see their way clear to accept tho
doctiiuo of tho political equality of tho
colored race. Wichita Eagle.
FREE HOMES MAY WIN.
Washington Fob. 13. Interest in
the free homes bill has been temporally
transferred from the houso to tho sen-
ate since Senator Carter of Montana
offered it as nn amendment to the sun-
dry civil bill. Tho measuro was carried
in the Benato by so deoitivo n majority
that thero is not tho least doubt as to its
being attached as a rider on tho appro-
priation bill. It will then go back to
tho house for a conference. While tbo
bill has many friends in tho lower
branch it is well known that speaker
llccd does not icgard it with much
favor. The extent of the fight that will
develop over tho question of concur-
rence will depend ou the men whom he
appoints ou tho coufcrrcnco committco
on tho pare of tho houso. Tho expend-
itures of this congress havo so far ex-
ceeded tho limits of practical economy
that tho watchdogs who regard tho frco
homes bill as an act of extravagant legis-
lation will probably mako a vigorous cf.
fort to squeeze tho homesteaders to p?y
frr the lands thoy occupy.
Ou tho frco homes side in tho house
is tho venerable ex-spcakcr Galusha A.
Grow of Pennsylvania .who i3 tho
father of tho original homestead bill.
His resolution fixing a day for tho con-
sideration of tho bill is now pending
beforo tho committco on rules. Friends
of tho bill say that if they can secure
consideration for it they call pass it
through tho houso without tho promised
aid of tho senate. In either event it
seems probablo that thofreo homes bill
will become a law this congress.
Mr. Willis if ho gets through tho
bill for continuous newspapers in which
legal notices must bo printed to bo legal
will have mado himself a nanio with
tho newspapers. This is tho Kansas law
sought to bo enacted in Oklahoma
almost word for word. This is ono of
the few co'd Kansas Uws which Okla
homa can afford to pattern after It
will elevate tho newspaper standard and
thus prove of valuo to every community.
As the law has stood papers have
sprung up to forward political pulls and
live off the publio by having their
infant mouths filled with county
Undtr Mr. Willis' bill no legal
publication cao bo legally mdo in any
newspaper which has not been printed nt
least fifty two connocutivo necks prior to
tho date of tho legal notico printed.
This will prccludo a ajirplus of weaklimi
nowspapcrs. Every man who gets an
offico and waoLs another will not then
"start a paper" to sap the substance of
the older ones. It n newspaper is
started let It livo n year on its merits
and not on tho publio beforo it is
entitled to ba dubbed "tho official
orgnn." This bill had tho unanimous
endorsement of tho Oklahoma editorial
association. Thero should not ba a
voto against it in either branch of the
legislature Guthrio Capital.
Tho railroad which tho Russian govt
eminent is building across Siberia from
tbo Ural mountains to tho Pacific ocean
will be 3(500 miles long when complet-
ed. It will bo tho longest singlo lino of
raihoad in tho world.
Connecting with trans-lUishian rail
ways; it will form a continuous traolc
fiom St. Petersburg to Vladivostok on
tho Pacific of 7500 miles. This is con
siderably morn than twico as long as any
American connecting lines of railway
which aro tho noxt longest lines in tbo
Tho Siberian road is completed for
long distances from tho Ural mountains
east aud several hundred miles nre finish-
ed on tho Pacific end of tho lined. Tho
gaps aro being filled up rapidly and it is
bcliovcd that tho cntiro rond will bo in
operation within four yutir3. Russia has
negotiated with China for a cession of
territory by which tho eastern terminus
of the road may be located at somo point
scvcial degrees south of any present
Tho routo of tho Siberian railway and
tho temperature along tho lalitudo that
it will follow havo becu interesting sub
jects of discussion in recent publications.
It has becu compared with the Canadian
Pacific railwaj iu theso respects; and
statistics havo been printed in railway
journals. Tho Canadian road posses
through an unfavorable zone and oomo
divisions especially that along tho north
shore of Lako Superior aro of littlo or
no valuo for travel or freight traffic dur
iog inclement seasons of tho year.
Wcathor tab'es published in regard to
Siberia show that extreme weather visits
somo lections of the line. Tho coldest
weather known ranged from 30 to 53
degress below z.'ro. Tho atmosphero is
very dry and tho snowfalls aro light.
Blizzards and even high winds aro un
known. This would greatly help rail-
road operations in severe weather.
Princo Ililkolf who is at tho head of
one of tho internal departments of the
Russian government during his recent
visit to tho United States gavo a favor
ublo account of tho progress of Siberiau
railroad construction. Ho said that iru
mediately after the completion of the
road it will bo possible to mako tbo cir
cuit of tho earth in thirty three days.
After tho track is bettlcd and all im-
provements tnadu tho time may bo
reduced to thirty days.
It is notv possible if close connections
aro made to go arouud tho world in 00
days. Tho approximate time tublo is a
Now York to Southampton (steamer) (J
Southampton to Brindisi Italy via
Paris (steamer and rail) 3J
BrindUi to Yokohama via Suez Red
sea etc. -12
Yokohama to San Francisco (steamer 10
San Francisco to New York (rail) ! J
After tho opening of
railway tho long journey
Paris to Briudisi aud by
by rail from
Brindisi by way of Suez and tho Kcd
sea to Yokohama now requiring 42 days
will bo unnecessary. 'J ho now rail and
steamer routo around tho world will bo
as follows: days.
New York to Bremen (steamer) 7
Bremen to St. Petersburg (rail) IJ
St Petersburg to Vladevcrta (rail
30 miles an hour) 10
Vladovcrta to San Francisco 10
San Francisco to Now York -1
Stock Brand Notice.
All persons ara hereby warned that (be
use of cattle brand described as '-boxed S"
is Illegal; that said brand conflicts with cat
tie brand recorded In this office as by luw
required en the 13tu day of February A
D. ISO I
Given under tny hand and seal this the
25tk day cf January A. V. 1S97.
Itipans Tabules: at druggists.
RIpana Tabules euro torpid Hvor.
Itipans Tabulea cure Indigestion.
Klpans Tabules: gcntlo cathartic.
Itipans Tabules: for sour stomach.
Itipans Tabuliju: pleasant laxative.
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them in stock. Best Stock of t"um5sil"ng Goods west of Wichita.
Gilouca matlo So order if you wUh them nnd warranted not to rip.
Call and examine this stock of gcods and get prices.
stoves TiKwanE WAnoai woodwork iron furn-
iture: AKO UHOERTAKIKG.
Tin Sheet Iron aud Copper work donn promptly. Call nud boo us beforo
Tho Pioneer Stable of Liberal.
Special Accommodations for Freighters.
OEO. GEItLACH President.
Tran&ct a eneral iSanlinci kuine.
Interest paid on time deposits.
CprtuKM'ON dents: National Park Bank New York; National Bank of Com
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You can discount
At Beaver Oklahoma. Here are a few of our prices:
Air tight heating Btoves complcto with ash pan
No. 8 Copper Bottom Wash Boiler
No 8 All Copper " "
No. 7 Tea Kettles steel and copper bottona 25o. and 10c.
No. 8 " " -10c. and CO.
No. S " copper rim and bottom' 75o.
1 qt. Coffco Pots 20o. Stove Pipo 15c.
And eveiything else in proportion.
Van will And ono coupon
Inside each two ounco bag
nnd two coupons Insldo each
IJurlinm. Uuy a tins of tills
fclobrntc J tobacco ami rcrnl
tlio coupon thlch gives a
list of vnluablc presents rtcd
how to cot them.
When in need of Ladies'
Misses' or Children's
Send or bring your money
to him and get what you
Good Bigs plenty of feed First Class
"railroad" prices on
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ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Filing Final Pioor and Conl-at TftJ
mony t alien beforo nio as
Special Attention Riven to the ilrn1tis
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ATTOBNKY9 AT '.AVT.
Will practice In all the c-onri I of the County
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8 Eci.EtTio Physician
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Comfortable chairs nnd room sharp ra-
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when wuntiug any-.
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