Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 3, Ed. 1, Thursday, June 24, 1897 Page: 1 of 4
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Tho Largest Circulation
of nnjr Newspaper In West-
BEAVER COUNTY OKLAHOMA TERRITORY THURSDAY JUNE 24 1897.
Tho Santn Fc Knusas Monitor
teaihes our table this tveek marked "X."
Hero you ate.
We deniaud a new jnotio Tor Okla
liotua. Labor Omnia Vincit" is not
appropriate. Tho very idea of an Okla
homan working is preposterous.
Tho word "Okluhotiia" translated
from tho Choctaw metns 'Ted people."
So soy 6 S. F Murrow who was a mis-
sionary among the Choctaws for many
jeare and who is supposed to know.
Some of our exchanges are still Bcnd-
iug to this office two copies of their
paper ono to tho Heuai.u and one to
tho Soum and West. Save your
jiapcrand postage boy.j ono will do.
Wo never knew what envy was until
the extreme hot weather set in. But it
is almost too much to seo tho women
going around comfortable enough clad
in mother hubbards whilcmun the poor
us must keep his clothes on or go
Hard luck item from tho Folsotn
Now Mexico Independent:
It is impossible to give Our readers a
clearly printed paper owing to tho fact
that our roller U completely demol-
ished and worn out. Wc will have to
luake the best of it until we can get the
wherewith to have it re-moulded.
The various eouuty treasurers of Ok
lahoina are in a jack pot just now about
what to do about delinquent taxes. The
new law says they bliu.ll be advertised
hill no ouc can tell from the statutes
when this is to be done. Tho treasurer
of Logan county gives notice that ho
will advcrtibc delinquent personal taxes
about July l&t and Beaver county's at-
torney advises our treasurer to follow
the old law as the new ono is as difficult
to follow as the track of a man with a
jag On a dark night. Trmurcr Will
jamson has not fully determined yet
what to do in tho prcmiscti hut if your
taxes arc delinquent and you fee the
name adveuised in tho near future don't
The loco plants or "crazy woods."
have nearly passed away. Like tho
milk sickne&s producing weeds tho loco
plants arc shrouded in considerable
mystery. Fiction out-weighs tho naked
truth in regard to the dreaded loco. It
is true that large numbers of cattle and
sheep aod home horses near tho Mexican
line became drunk and died by eating
eonie weeds during the early spring
time and tho cowboys say that "if a
sheep ever gets u taste of tho darned
stuff they refuse to eat anything else
and die." No Man's Land and Bome
parts of the Strip probably are still
cursed with some of tho weeds. Cush-
Yes wo atill have a few of tbcm and
expect to until i.otno ture way of ex-
terminating them is found and this wo
do not look for soon. And further no
part of that section of country lying
west and south of tho Missouri river and
east of the llocky Mountains is frco
from the aceutsed weed. Tho locality
upokcn of by the Cushing Herald as be-
ing freo from loco may bo green with
the weed next year but we hopo not.
Last year something like 1500 square
miles in Beav;r county end all good
range too was practically deserted qn
this account. There were seemingly
solid acres of loco. This year most of
this same range shows not a weed and
the thick- luxuriant grasses thereon aro
worth thousands of dollars to our stock
men. Luckily loco holds sway in no
one' section continuously but appears
tomctimes for one two or thrco cons
secutive years and then disappears
probably not to return strain for years
in fcufficicnt qualities to do any consider-
Tho March of the Reapers.
The march of tho trausmississitpi
wheat harvest begun in Texas has
reached Southern Oklahoma and is
moving over the face of' the earth as
rtes from the horizon to the zenith over
the unmeasured expanses of sky the
'golden glow of the coming morn.
The wheat puts ou its golden ripeness
in Texas in May and in Kansas in Juno(l
and so tho alternation of color green
brown and yellow follows on to tho far
north and the vergo of summer Tho
wheat begins within hoaring of tho
waved of the warm Gulf and it ceases
within bight of mountains covered with
everlasting scow. Everything about it
is vast gigantic millions of acres hun-
dreds of millions of bushels fecdiog a
And the woude; of this harvest io
this western country is that it is all new
recent coming ss it were without pre-
diction or prophecy almost without
human forciiuht. Texo. Oklahoma.
Kansas. Minnesota Dakota Manitoba
are all new uaiQe but yesterday un-
known on the maps save as wastn places
and wildernesses vast plains shining
sand dunes strips of forest marking the
winding way of shallow shifting and in
constaLt 6trcams level leauges stretch-
ing to tho molancholy and faded sky
blackened by the passing fire whitened
by the bleaching skulls of wild cattle'
studded with the sharp cactus hero'
bright with tho brief beauty of wild
flowers there lying still day and night
save for the low thunder of tho passing
buffalo tho neigh of tho wild horse or
the sharp cry of tho beast? that com-
plained to thn shining moon. All this
yesterday and today the wheat fields
and tho harvest.
Men with inkhorn and parchment in
tho past and with typewriters at present
set down certain public meetings with
resultant dcclartions manifestoes and
constitutions certain battles marches
and biegcs and call it history. But
what history has there been liko this
coming aud marching and conquest of
tho wheat? By and through (his havo
deserts blossomed empires been rstab
lished civilization has become a living
presence industry the study of man and
wealth its reward from whcie tho old
old Spanish province of Texas lay waste
vacant and idle in tho sun to the shores
of the dark cold rivers that flow north-
ward to tho Polar ocean.
The most potent significance of the
great and growing march of the wheal
is that it means bread moro bread for
the world and all the men women ami
children in it. It was tho success of
wheat in tho United states its growth
it may be back in tho Genesseo valley
in New York that gave tho world a
new idea about bread. It is because
tho United States showed the possibili-
ties of wheat and built up the demand
for white bread that tho wheat fields of
Argentino and of India were opened and
those of Hussia extended. It is because
of our'examplc that wheat fields are ex
tended north in British America until
wheat bhipping ports are to bo estab-
lished on Hudson's Bay. It all means
bread for tho world cheaper bread and
more of it and the obliteration from the
dictionary somo day and the language of
the word famine.
If we listen with tho car of the spirit
wc may hear a continuous sound. It is
to the southward now soon it will be
near and aiound us and pass on to the
north and cease. It is the sound of the
reapers cutting down the acres the sec-
tions iho townships the counties of
wheat. That is a braver and better note
than ever war buglo blew; it is the ac-
companiment of the1 Kong of civilization
and tho psalm of human hope. K. G.
To Kill Cabbage Worms.
I am or posed to the use of paris green
in any form for cabbage worms as it is
dangerous. I have grown cabbage for
many years and havo never used this
poison for the worms but havo a rem-
edy that is suro death.. .Dilute strong
beef brine one-third with water'. Dip a
whisk broom in the mixturo and shako
it over tho plants at any timo when
there is danger from worms Tho solus
tiun is a fertilizer in itself and will not
harm anyone. I have used this for tho
past twenty years with perfect success
never failing to kill worms or to raise
fine cabbages. It will not answer for
cucumbers punpkins or squashes us tho
salt will kill these plants. B B. Hun-
son in Orango Judd Farmer.
Thistles and Sugar Beets.
Tho Russian thistlo is of the same
family as the sugar beet and it is truo
that Uic region worst affected by the
thistle so called is in all cases so far
as I know adapted to tho sugar beet.
The beet cannot be raised for sugar to
advantage unless it is somewhere near a
factory but it has considerable valuo as
feed for stock aud a certain amount of
beets may well be grown for that pur-
pose. There can bo no doubt that near-
ly eveiy acre of ibo land mentioned
might be made to produce great crops
of sugar beets and at as low a cost as
anywhere in the world it is only a
question of outlet for tho crop. Oraoge
Thereto many points iu tho south-
ern part of Woods county in the Glass
Mountain district where at a depth of
about 20 feet copper fc invariably struck
by farmers who dig wells. No one
seems to havo found a lode or fissure
vein of it yet but io many places the
clay is filled with nativo copper and in
various other instances the narrow
crevices are filled with sheets or leaves
of the pure ore. Guthrio Capital.
Wiml ltaln Kail llulldlngs nml Crops
Last Thursday afternoon between 3
and 4 o'clock a tirriblo wind rain and
hail storm passed over this section of
country. The most severe portion of
tho storm at this point vas probably a
quarter of a mile in width with tho bus-
iness part of Heaver right in the center
of tho trark. Great destruction was
donn in a few minutes and when tho
worst of tho storm passed tho town was
badly wrecked. Nearly all the buildings
in town were more or less damaged al-
though some escaped entirely.
Tho court houso suffered the worst.
The upper stoiy was entirely demolished
and most of it blown
ad tho i
tiro building was virtually a wreck The
damage to it is estimated at $500 to
8000 but it will novcr bo made as good
again for that sum. Luckily but very
little damage was done to any of the
Tho ucxt place to suffer badly was
Dr. Linlcy's store. Tho roof of tho
two story store building vas blown
away and tho building and contents
damaged to tho extent of $50).
A portion of the court houso roof
struck tho South and West building on
tho west side of the street and crushed
tho cast end of the roof and smashed
tho cast windows.
Cranmcr's store building on the cast
side of the street the old I'offey storo
room had tho cast end of the roof
smashed in by being struck by tho flying'
roof from Linlcy's storo building. -C.
R. Wright's dwellingiu tho west
part of town was partly unroofed and
The hotel building was considerably
The roof of O. J. Loofbiurrow's resi-
dence was somowhat damaged and the
rain came in causing some damage and
much discomfoit. His store building
on tho west sido of tho street was
careened to the north by the wind and
the north wall badly bulged.
Twenty buildings in town were more
or less injured and it is difficult to es-
timate the total amount of damage.
But little hail fell in town but the
rain fell in bIicoIs. In the country to
tho south and oast tho hail storm was
fcarlul. At O. D. Smith's four miles
south of town tho wind blew the south
window of tho house entirely out of the
frame and hail smashed much glass in
the other windows. Tho wind also un
roofed Mrs. Ruth Smith's house en the
next claim north. In that neighborhood
and cast of thcrp hail literally swept
tho growing crops from the focoofthc
earth. It is probable that most of tho
corn Kaffir corn and enno will again
sprout up but some of it is beyond re-
demption After crossipg tho river tho storm did
but littlo damage so far as wo can learn.
It extended many miles both east and
west of us but with the exception of
the nurrow and short streak at Beaver
the wind caused but littlo destruction
all the damage there coming from hail.
No one was hurt by the wrecking of
the buildings during the storm but sev-
eral had rather close calls.
Jim Lano's little boy Harvey was
trying to get home in the southeast part
of town when the storm struck. Finding
that ho couldn't make it he turned and
rdn north an entire block under tho fly-
ing roof and lumber of tho court house.
He escaped with a scratch.
A hcrse belonging to John George
standing in the street was blown to tho
ground and could not rise to his feet
for a minute or two although ho strug-
gled bard to get up
Mauy people who were out doors
when tho wind struck the town ran in-
doors and several who wcro in tho houso
ran out. It is said that a few ran
around in the bouse scrkiog for a safo
Whenever a bad looking cloud ap-
pears now you can seo people in all di-
rections watching it and ready to dodge
into a cellar or cave. Sometimes they
keep dodging in and out like prairie
Tho Hillsboro (South Dakota) News
is responsible for this harrowing tale:
An awful catastrophe befell Miss
Gertrude Van Bloke of Litchfield Sun-
day morning. She was curling her hair
for church when sho accidently dropped
the curling iron down her back. It
dropped down betweea her clothing and
the frog of her back and it went siz-
zling and frying down down down un-
til it was far beyond bcr reach. The
scene which followed was awful. Ger-
trude jumped up aud down like a Com
anche Indian at n Pnako dance and hol-
lered '"Fire1 Fire! Fire! Ouch Jlollion-
minuto. rolled Murder! Geo Whizz!
Jimenyl Wowl Wow! Wnwl" using
many expressions that seemed to indi-
cate that bho was in pain. In the
meantime tho houao was filled with tho
odor of baked backbone aud. fried ten-
derloin. Her parents camo rushing into tho
room and found her executing the coon-
jine and thought her crazy. Tho old
man dashed a pitcher of water on her
her mother threw a quilt over her to
put it out. But the curling iron was
still getting in its. vwork and rapidly
burning its way to her left kidney.
Gertrude tried to tell them what was
matter but shu could only gasp: "You
dodblastcd old idiots! Take it oull Tako
it out!" '
But her frightened and puzzled
parents didn't know what tho meant
and thinking her violently insane got a
rope and tied her The curling iron
then turned over and baked the skin
tram tho vcrtebrao and commenced to
cook her ribs. She kicked and squalled
liko a campmccting of cats and tho
neighbors came rushing in.
Finally she managed to tell what was
the matter and her mother cut opcu
her corset with a butcher knife and the
iron dropped out covered with skin and
smelling liko hog-killing timo and fried
cracklings. Sinco then Miss Gertrude
wears her lumbar region doue up in
linseed oil aud bleeps on her frontis-
piece. Tho doctor says her back looks
like a 'crazy quilt or a map of Cuba after
a revolution. Ho says sho had a very
narrow escape. Tho burns extend en-
tirely over tho withers and sebaceous
follicles. The jibboora of the pyloras
ho says is badly scarified virile the base
of tho dorsal fin is fricaseed so seriously
that amputation may bo necessary.
Something over one
thousand yards of dry
goods of various kinds was
moic or less damaged by
the rain after the roof was
blown off my storn last
Thursday. These goods
some of them damaged
very little will be sold for
a small fraction of their
value. Come early and
get first choice.
The damage I sustained
irom tne storm also ren-
ders it necessary for me to
collect all accounts at once.
Please don't wait for fur
ther notice but call at once j
J. R. LINLEY.
R Stoves Tlnwers Wag- J1
X on Woodwork etc.
b Tin Sheet Iron and Capper
R Work a Soecialty.
S LIBERAL KLAJST.
Heaver county pat-
rounuo t eiicclnlly
iicncii. won i Be
lion 't Bend
to tho itoimrtmrnt
More rti4t hen
jou IniyKOOiU of C.
HnmmiTB jou know
but when u mil
off for BiiylhUR yon
lme no unsurauco
Hint yon will Ret
w lint yon ent for.
HOOKER'S I GROVE
on tho Frisco on
July 2d 3d $ 4th 1897.
It Is the intention to make this the biggest and best cel-
ebration ever held in Bearer county. It will net be a local
aflair but people from Kantas and Texas and all parts of
Beaver county will be there . You can't afford to Wsi this
celebration but hllch up and come. '
There will be
Music by tho Beaver Cornet Hand a match
game of Base Ball Tournament Rldinp a
game of Football Horse racing Foot Racing
Sack llacimr etc. Platform Dance!
COMMITTBK: Lee Howakd Calvin Oi-bnn
Deb EmvAiiDB Causo.v Wuiq'iit Curt
IUckaht. For particulars address
Qj-f I. W. UASrUE Uptima Ukla.
On. CI ear
July 2d and 3d 1897.
There will be speaking both days Horse Racing
Wheelbarrow races and everything in that line that
goes to make up a first class celebration. Platform
Old Soldiers' campfire
One $o purse race $2
Boys' races pony races etc.
j And Undertaking i
Complete Stock of ev-
erything in these Lines.
C'arrlca lue tnoftt rompleto II mi of
Clpthing Hats Caps
Boots and Shoes Furnish-
Ing Goods Etc.
To bo found west of Wichita.
the Fourth at
Refreshments of all kinds.
Fireworks Saturday night.
entrance fee four to start.
Plenty of shade.
ATTORNEY AT LAW "
Filiu Final Proof and Cont-at Testis
taknn beforo iuu as
COUNTY ATTOllNKY 1
Attorney at Law.
Will practice in all tho Courts. r
Attorney at Law
Bpeclal attention givon to tlii iUhwIhj
Ofllrnon Dougln Avenun.
i BcHVcr Oklahoma
Attorneys at .aw.
Will piactlcoln nil the court lof the CouutJ '
c mid Territory
It. LINLEY. M. T).
Call promptly attended enlnriliiy or nigh
HEAVER 0. T.
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II. K. CRAIO Prop.
West Bids. nearer O.T.
BOOT & SHOE MAKER
Manufacturer or r.Ulcn and detiU rlnn
Hoots A Blioen
Repairing a Specialty
' Give Me a Call.
Beaver - . . Oklahoma.
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