The McLoud Standard. (McLoud, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, January 15, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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C. T. ICULI.KII, Publisher.
McLOUD, • OKLAHOMA
The commercial club of Elk City
has called a meeting of all citizens to
consider the plan of erecting suitable
buildings, race track and to institute
a first class county fair.
The following Oklahoma postoffices
have been advanced to the third
grade: Koss, l.eger, Pawkuska and
Ed. Harvey of I-averty has secured
a patent on a sewing machine.
A hobo cnmp near Coalgato was
raided last week by deputy marshals
and eighty quarts of whiskey was the
Prospects for Shawnee’s now opera
house are now brighter than they have
been for some time. A gentleman
with the money and inclination has
appeared and will build a modern
It is reported from Grove that a
crank lias been going through that
vicinity burning barns. Twelve barns
have been set on fire within (ho past
few weeks. An attempt was made
recently to burn the barn of \V. K.
Jones residing near that town, but a
faithful dog drove l.fm away.
The postoffice building at Remus, in
t.ie southern part of Pottawatomie
county burned (he first of last week.
Most of the mail was burned with it.
The stock of good? in the building
was mostly saved,
On account of a lack of evidence
£■ W. .jfunen, charged wRh burning
Hi? Chord-* ■*-- .,t Erick, a wock
Rgo, was released as the result of bis
preliminary hearing, .lames was bus-
picioned because bis trunk which Was
in tho depot, was being held on orders
from a Montana sheriff.
The postodlee at Liberty. Canadian
county, lias been discontinued.
William Slaughter, a negro miner at
Alderson has been arrested on tho
charge of murdering and robbing an
Italian miner, Steve .lacaiiuo, in Janu-
ary last year. The murder occurred
on the night following pay day.
In Grant county tho winter months
are being occupied by the grading
and repairing of public highways.
The comptroller of the currency has
approved the application of persons to
establish Hie First National llank of
Poteau with $25,000 capital stock.
Ponca City has organized a $25,000
company to boro for gas and oil.
Representative Curtis, of Kansas
has introduced a bill providing Ter the
appointment of two additional judges
by the president in Indian Territory
and to increase die jurisdiction of
United States commissioners there.
The county commissioners of Com-
anche county wore petitioned by (lie
residents of Drown township to divide
it into two separate townships which
they accordingly did, naming the new
Ardmore lias just received two ten
thousand dollar pumps for the u,-e of
The Vinita Chieftain asserts that
removing the restrictions i« a great
deal like adding four years to one’s
J. W. Wamble, of Burmah, has been
convicted of moving horses quaran-
tined with glanders and fined $ 150 and
costs—in ull about $250.
McAlester, Iloldenville, Vinita, Tah-
lequah, Wagoner and other towns have
already commenced work on souvenir
booklets descriptive of their towns fot
free distribution in tho Indian Terri-
tory building at the Louisiana pur-
The territorial auditor of Oklahoma
paid H. C. Ucamer, superintendent of
(he deaf and dumb asylum at Guthrie
the sum of $4.9:17.48 for the earo of
Inmates for tho quarter ending Decom
A charter has been issued to (lie
Tulsa National bank which started in
January 11th with $25,000 capital
Leases on $4,187 sections of school
laud expired on January 1st.
South McAlester organized a volun
teer fire department Saturday night
and will now reduce the rates of in-
surance by having a well equipped
Bev. A. Frank Ross, a Choctaw citi-
zen, is a candidate for mayor of Du-
TWO OUT OF FOUR
CONFERENCE OF LEADING RE-
PUBLICANS ON STATEHOOD
FOUR TERRITORIES TO BE ADMITTED
A Conference Between Republicans of
the Senate and House Decides Upon
this as the Only Way—Indian Terri-
tory Added in Parts
WASHINGTON: At a conference
held between leading republican mem-
bers of the house and senate it was
decided that two states should he ad-
mitted into 1 lie union at. this session
of congress. One state is to be com-
posed of Arizona and New Mexico, the
other of Oklahoma and Indian Terri-
tories. The plan provides for admis-
sion of (he Creek and Seminole nations
with Oklahoma and gradual absorp-
tion of tho other nations. This is offi-
cially vouched for.
STAR ROUTE FRAUDS
Subcontractors Are Making an Effort
to Correct a Bad Mess
WASHINGTON: There is to be a
general shaking up of the contract sys-
tem in connection with the star route
mail system. The second assistant
postmaster general is being flooded
with appeals for relief from local sub-
contractors in various parts of the
country. Some time ago an effort was I
made to bring up the star route trust,
located In Washington, which practi-
cally controlled the star route service
if (he country. Washington contract-
ors secured the contracts and then
qiilet ttieni to local carriers at a re-
duced rate, tJuiti gl'.abllng the original
contractors to make a handsome
"j-:\kenf[” at the expense of the local
Th- law provides Unit the star ro\iJ?
f-oufiuciors shall reside in the state
in which tlie contracts are let. The
crafty contractors who have been in
tho business many years have man- |
aged in many instances (o get around
Hie law ami continue- the business of
subletting mail contracts. It appears
that the subcontractors, who are not
familiar with the law. are hold respon-
sible for certain omissions or uninten-
tional violations of the contract and
are lined heavily by the original con-
tractors as to deprive the subcontract-
ors of any return for their labor.
it was Ihe bringing of this class of
disputes to the attention of the post-
master general which caused an inves-
tigation to be instituted. A number of
southern and western congressmen
have made complaints to the depart-
ment in tho interest of .constituents
who had been victims of the original
contractors. Some interesting disclo-
sures in connection with the various
methods employed to evade the law
PREACHER DEFENDS PREACHER
Defendant Was Convicted of Introduc-
ing Intoxicating Liquors
SOUTH McALESTER: The federal
court hero was treated to a novel ex-
perience by Rev. E. D. Cameron, pas-
tor of tho First Baptist church, appear-
ing and asking (o represent the de- i
fense in the trial of Dr. Joseph Buf- |
fington of Guthrie, who was arrested !
on a charge of introducing intoxicating
A trunk full of whiskey was confis-
cated at tho local depot and Buffing-
ton had tho cheek for it. Ho declared
that it. was not his trunk when the
officers started to open it, having been
attracted to it by n leak.
Buffington was formerly a preacher,
and Kev. Cameron had known him for
years, and appeared out of personal
friendship. The jury was out for four
hours and relumed a verdict of guilty.
Mr. Cameron formerly practiced law
in North Carolina before entering the
ministry. He conducted the case like
TO BUILD BIG SCHOOL
Catholics Buy Kickapoos' Allotment
for a Site
GUTHRIE: Kish-Wnh-Ton. Kicka-
poo Indian, sold Ids allotment several
weeks since, and it now develops that
the Sacred Heart Mission of the Cath-
olic church is (lie owner. Father Mor-
ris, lately of Sacred Heart, states that
it is the intention of the Catholic
church to erect an immense school
there, the buildings of which will cost
from $40,000 to $05,000. It is not the
intention of the church to abandon
tho old Sacred Heart school, which
will lie' kept open for Indians.
Locating Near Durant
DURANT: Fourteen well-to-do fam-
ines from near Monroe, have taken
their allotments on the rich farm lands
tributary to Durant this week and are
moving to thorn for future residence.
This makes sixty-five families to lo-
cate about Durant within the last two1
months. All of them are progressive
and will make great improvements on
their premises, building good homos,
putting out orchards, raising stock and
frtrmtng on extensive scales.
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of the Course of Study and its Standing among the Leading In-
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Twenty-four Branches included in the different Departments.
Pp^gy! With Private Families EACH STUDENT has the personal at-
LHMIU at a Low Rate. tention of the President.
The Standing of the School enables the management to
| place every graduate in a leading business house.
I Write for information to
| F. P. PRUITT, President,
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Some of the best Penmen, the best Bookkeepers, the best Business Men
and greatest Financial Successes in the United States, are graduates from
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It is not what a school says it can do, but what it dees and is doing, that
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\J\Jk\ /Ally! the moral character of the student, and cultivating in him a high
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OUR SUCCESS IS BASED ON THE
THOROUGHNESS OF OUR WORK
WE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE
' if you apply yourself, than
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POSITIONS ARE INSURED TO ALL GRADUATES FROM THE
SHORTHAND DEPARTMENT OR COMBINATION COURSE.
Those interested in the highest class commercial education write for a catalogue and
C. W. ROBBINS.
Need His Services.
“He’s a doctor of laws, you say?"
"Well, by gum! there ought to be
more of them. There’s a whole lot o’
laws that need doctorin' to make ’em
good for anything.”
Stumps—"How well you’re looking
ihis mornin’, Boone!”
Boone—"Yes—I never looked bet-
ter in my life. I’m looking for a man
who owe* jji# f 10.”
"How about that little bill?" asked
“Why, doctor,” was the reply, "only
a little while before you sent it in you
told me not to let anything worry me,
ami 1 haven't.”
Choosing a Minister.
Dean Everett used to say that par-
ish committees had no more ability
choosing a minister than a minister
showed in huyiug a horse.—Boston
Wealthy Patron—This portrait
doesn't resemble my wife a particle—
not a particle.
Artist—No; it doesn’t look much
like her, but, oh, dear sir, the tech-
nique, the technique!
Young Housewife (enthusiastically)
—My house runs like clockwork.
Old Housewife—So does mine, but I
never look to see whether the clock is
keeping good time or not.
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The McLoud Standard. (McLoud, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 2, Ed. 1 Friday, January 15, 1904, newspaper, January 15, 1904; McLoud, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc859183/m1/2/: accessed March 17, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.