The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 12, 1902 Page: 6 of 8
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Is the Indian Territory Mast
Very fertile Country.
Tt Will Some Day lie the Garden
Spot of the Great Southwest
and Stand Next to Okla-
The following- article from the
Bartlesville' Magnet gives some
idea of the greatness and possi-
bilities of the Indian Territory:
"The Indian Territory—the
Beautiful Indian Territory so
aptly termed by some poetic soul
long since lost to fame—is truly
the poor man's paradise. In
deed, it is not putting it too
strongly to say that no other
section of Uncle Sam's broad do-
main holds out such inducements
or presents better opportunities
lur the poor man to gain a foot-
ing and to quickly amass a com
potency against the weight of
declining years. The harmoni-
ous blending of thess natural
conditions which are essential to
prosperity and happiness is the
first thing to impress the pros-
pector and hotneseeker who visits
the Iudian Territory for the first
time. A salubrious climate, fer-
tile soil, an abundant rainfall,
undulating praries, broad valleys,
majestic forests, limpid streams
and a healthy atmosphere—the
benefices of Nature at hand in
one grand aggregation awaiting
the industry, skill and energy of
man to apply them to his benefit.
"Until a comparatively recent
date the Indian Territory was a
terra incognita—an unknown
laud. People living but a day's
journey Irom its borders were as
ignorant of its possibilities and
magnificent resources as they
were of conditions in equatorial
Africa. But the coming of the
big railway systems of the South-
west opened up lines of communi-
cation between this unknwn
couutry and that which lay be-
yond; set to work those influences
which have gradually brought
about a change of conditions in
the affairs of the Indian Terri-
tory and which will eventually
result in the allotment of the
tribal lands and clothing the in
dividual Indian in the vestments
of American citizenship.
W ith the final settlement of
Indian affairs, thousands and
thousands of acres of the finest
agricultural and grazing lands in
the Southwest will be thrown up-
on the market. This land, at
'resent much of it in a raw and
undeveloped state, will be dispos-
al of at a nominal figure, and
n o pportunity will be presented
to the man of limited means to
secure himself a valuable farm
very cheaply. Already the In-
dian Territory is filling up with
pcople who entertain this object,
and while they are awaiting for
the time to arrive when they may
purchase Indian lands they are
accumulating the money with
which to make the purchase and
improve their holdings.
"Even now there are thousands
of white farmers here who are
fast growing rich from the incre-
ment of leased or reijtal lands.
"Leases are made with Indian
citizens for a year at a time, with
the privilege of renewing on same
terms at the expiration of the
contract. Improved farm lands
in the Cherokee nation—the most
desirable and inviting part of the
Indian Territory—rent for cash
or grain rent; from $1 to £2 50
per acre cash, or one-third of
crop. And the renter is free
from the nightmare and oppress-
ion of taxes. The non-citizen
| farmer in the territory does not
pay taxes—he is exempt from the
periodical visits of the taxgather-
er. With favorable seasons, a
mild climate, abundant rainfall,
the most productive soil and with
no taxes to pay, it is not strange
that he soon finds himself com-
fortably fixed in goods and chat-
tels and with a goodly sum to
his credit in bank."
Yesterday was a hard day on
the slot machines and gaming de-
vices in Holdenville. District At-
torney Soper came down from Vi-
nita to attend to some business,
and the slot machine at Hotel
Scott attracted his attention.
They have attracted the atten
tion of others but with different
results. He got Marshal Kaase
and ordered a raid made on all of
the machines in town. While
they were breaking the slot ma-
chines in the Scott billiard hall,
some ol the machine owners in
other places began to hide their
machines away, but all were
brought out and broken. Henry
Kaase wielded the ax with as
much force and grace as if he
was a student of Mrs. Nation,
while Attorney Soper stood by
with a hat full of nickles and
saw the breaking well done.
ractical UP-TO-DATE SYSTEMS I^ositions
Enroll at Any Time No Vacations.
FREE TUITION $110.00 (AND UPWARDS)
one person lrom each township in Pays for Board, Room and Tuition for
We are informed that a colored
gentleman and family recently
came from the cast somewhere
and settled within a few miles of
Gage, and having a few small
children, who becoming hungry
as children sometimes do, went to
a barrel where ttiere was some
fresh pork kept in salty water,
and cutting off slice after slice
swallowed it, and that they be-
came sick and one, aged about
ten years, has since died. Our
informant was unable to give us
the names, but just as it was re-
ported to him, so it comes to us
as the third person. However,
parents cannot be too careful in
letting their children eat fresh
Oklahoma and Indian Territories. a Complete Course.
We lend you money. Pay your car lare. Kent you books. Board you for a week.
HOW CAN WE DO IT?
Our Special Circles Tell. Send for them today.
R. A. GAFFINEY. Pres. MISS MAGGIE GAFFNEY. Vice Pres.
Our School Occupies Second floor of One-Half Block,
Corner of Cleveland and Division Streets.
Horn on Field of Waterloo.
The otlier day the grave closed ovrr
the remains of Margaret Tomlip. who
died in Kirkcaldy at the age of 80. She
was born on the field of Waterloo the
day after the great battle. Margaret',
mother was the .daughter of a corporal
of the 2d Royal North British dragoons
(Scots dreys), and her lather was a
trooper 'n the same regiment. On th
day after the battle. June 19, 1815, the
corporal's daughter iind other daugh
tern of the regiment sailied out from
Brussels to seek the living among thy
dead. The wounded bad already been
reinovad, and only what were con
idered heaps of slain remained. But
he corporal's daughter rescued tha
body of her husband, identifying him
by the initials on his clothing, which
she had worked In worsted with her
own hands. She discovered that he
still lived and with the aid of two
women carrlcd him to a neighboring
house. Overcome by the excitement
of 'he day, she, while still on the bat-
tlefield, gave birth to an infant, whose
death as an octogenarian is now chron-
Siberian Butter In ftnglnn*!.
Siberia has ling been .sending butte
to England, but the opening o, U.
Trans-Siboiian railway has ma'e it ,
far more formidable competitor Un-
it formerly was. Last year tile im
ports of Siberian butter were valued a
£1,400,000, and this year it is c.<t]
mated that they will reach ti" vali'
of C2.500,000. The supply of butte
which Siberia can furnish is said t
be practically unlimited, and it is pes
slble that the opening of Sibc r. i in
affect the dai v industry of th s co;
tries as disastrously as the op; >;•
of America affected the wh u - „
industry, it is also expend ♦! t
beria will shortly flood ti.
market with poultry, gum rnd r
Country liny Srueloties city Uncle.
He was a typical small boy, who
lived in a well-to-dd town in the west-
ern part of the state, with pride in
his native home, and a vague idea that
city people considered all outsiders as
small potatoes, and few in a hill at
that. Now. when his mother brought
him to Milwaukee to visit her brother,
he held his head proudly and Intended
to convey the idea that he and his
were of some importance. IJ is uncle
took him to see the different big build-
ings, including the I'abst theater, the
library, postofflce and the various
churches. One Sunday they were seat-
ed in St. Pauls'. The mother turned
her head to take in ihe beauty of the
pictured windows with their pretty
colorings, and secretly wished her lot
had fallen in the city, but the hoy sat
bolt upright as though such surround-
ings were very common to him. When
they reached home his uncle remark-
ed, "Well, Tommy, the church i?
something grand compared with your
buildings in O—With an impatient
toss of his head, Mr. Impertinence an-
nounced: "It wouldn't make a wood-
box for our baptist church."— Milwau-
i kee Sentinel.
Gen. Joe Wheeler is sixty-five, and
was graduated from West Point forty-
two years ago.
That which you know to be true i8
your conscience that on which you
are a little shaky is your religious
la i til
l. w. baldauf. . 0. s.
Office next to Postoflie, over Hetscil
Shoe Store, Cor. First and Okla. Ave.
For PHOTOS Go to
Opposite the Postofiice.
The Ardmorite of Friday spoke
of Lute Jackson of Cornish, get-
ting- bit by a polecat while he
was asleep in his bed. He was
in the city Friday evening, in
search of L. S. Staggs and his
Yesterday morning Mr. Staggs
told us that he had applied the
mad stone to Jackson's heel and
it had stuck all night.
Mr. Jackson says that he was
in bed asleep but was awakenod
by something biting hint on the
heel of one of his feet. He kick-
ed the intuder off, he says, but
was pounced on again and
bitten on the other heel before he
could realize what to do.
Mr. Jackson got up and found
it was a hydrophobia cat that
had done the work and he at once
seized the poker and dispatched
"X just made up
wasn't going to be
fix this iuinmf r
my i! „j i
S. B. Givens and W. M. Wells,
two prosperous farmers living
near Rvansville, this county,
dropped into the World office last
Saturday and had their names
placed upon our subscription
book. The circulation of the
World guarantees good results to
tare of Hands in Winler.
Any extreme temperature, or either
very hot or very cold water, is not
goc i for the h: nds. Warm vater i3
more cleansing than cold water. A
dozen drops of the tincture of benzoin
adde 1 to a basin of warm water is ben-
eficial to tha hands. Castile or one of
the fine toilet soaps should be used.
A generous lather should be made and
the ham: ■ thoroughly rubbed with it.
A rubber flesh-brush is a great comfort.
A little bran or oatmeal if put in the
water ha a softening efl'etfi. and makes
the skin velvety and pliaDle. Almond
meal is also excellent for this purpose
Care in drying the hands is essential
to their good condition, especially it
winUr A soft towel will gather tip
ill the mot. turc and should b> u: ed i*
between the fingers of eacn hand sr
that every part may be thoroughly
dried. After drying- the hands i' i.; ,
5< ■ d i 'an to rub in n little en' I o;n
nr ail on I oil, after which, if t'lev a 1
particularly sensitive, powder ma; i>
dusted over them.—Ladies' Ho.ne J, in
KstliiiatlnR Coal Supply.
A banking house In New York has
made an estimate of the coal which le
mains in the anthracite beds of Penn-
sylvania and finds that there are
still F\0<.'1,775,000 tons unmined. These
beds are with insignificant exceptions,
the property of eight railroad corpora-
tions, which expect to mine 50,000,000
tons this season. At this rate the coal
would last about 100 years; but the
consumption of coal is constantly in-
creasing, and if the estimate of the
banking house is correct the anthra
cite field of Pennsylvania will be ex-
hausted long before the end of the
While this coal is at present the
most accessible and of excellent qual-
ity, ther<; aie other anthracite deposits
which may be brought into general
use within a few years that will re-
move all anxiety concerning the sup-
ply. The bltum nous and semi-bitumi-
nous coal deposits are practically in-
exhaaotib'.e, and they extend from the
Atlantic to the Pacific, some of the
southwestern states and territories
being to a large extent beds of coal.
E. A. DOUGLAS.
The Guthrie Jeweler.
Watches, Dirmonds, Silver-
ware, Fine China, Clocks.
R. I. Watch Inspector.
302 Oklahoma Ave
Real F.vtate Dealers.
The.follow.- li. ms are composek of some of
• ■inline S mast 1.-ogressi ve citizens. Those
aesinntr intorm.i ion relative to business houses
residences, vacant lots or farms for sale, rent
or exchange, may pino- full confidence in tlie
ability ami honestv of any of these gentlemen.
A. G. JONES.
119 West Harrison Avenue
G. W. PURVIS & SON.
1124 West Vilas Avenue
M. K. O'Malley, representing
the Inland Type Foundry of St.
Louis, interviewed the World
outilt last Monday.
Fancy .May Adorn Naked Facts.
Most marvellous ana enviable is
that fecundity of fancy which can
adorn whatever it touches, which can
inv t naked fact and dry reasoning
with unlooked-for beauty, makes flow-
erets bloom even on the brow of the
precipice, and, whpn nothing better
can be had, can turn the very *ub-
ftanei of the rock itself Into moss and
lichen- This faculty Is incomparably
the most important for the vivid and
attractive exhibition of truth to the
minds of men.—A. Puller.
Ex-Senator Peffer, of Kansas, bus
prepared a topical Index of all the de-
bates in congress up to 1801 and pro-
pose to make the work complete to
Uie present time.
llavo lo He on Time.
'Before I became a suburbanite,"
said a man who recently moved out
of town, according to the Philadelphia
Record, "I used to note with consider-
able amusement the crowds of people
who every day would compaie their
watches with the official timepieces to
be found in front of several Chestnut
street Jewelry stores. I useu to regard
them as cranks \then they would say
to each other. 'Right 011 the dot,' or
draw long faces over a difference of a
fraction of a minute. For my part I
was satisfied if my watch kept decent-
ly good time, and never bothered my
head over a matter of five minutes or
so out of the way. I have since dis-
covered that the people I used to
think were cranks are really suburb-
anites, with trains to think about. It
hasn't taken me long to discover the
Importance of having a watch exactly
right, and after having missed several
trains I myself have joined the crowds
around the places where the official
time Is kept."
/VVCAMMOIM & ENGLISH
SADDLER & PRICE,
Room 19, Oswego Block.
LESTER & DEAN,
Over Renfro's Drug Store.
t. a. white.
Special attention given to
Street Paving, Water Supply
and Sewerage Engineering
Office: 122 East O i.1 • rvi «
Oklahoma Avenue. CrUtlirie, Okla.
Farming In Australia.
Western Australia is making heroic
efforts to develop farming industries,
especially the growing of grain. In
1899 the cereals harvested in the colony
aggregated legs than 1,000,000 bushels.
Only $45 to
First class round trip, open
to everybody, $45, from Guth-
rie to Los Angeles and San
Francisco via the Santa Fe.
Corresponding rates from
all points east.
Account National Convention
federation Women's Clubs
On sale April 22 to 27.
rickets good for return until
Only line under one manage-
ment all the way from
Chicago to California.
Only line for Grand Canyon
ol Arizona and Yosemite.
Only line to California with
Harvey meal service.
W rite lor descriptive litera-
ture, enclosing 10 cts postage
A. J. CORKINS, Agent.
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