The El Reno News. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 6, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 30, 1901 Page: 1 of 12
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The El Reno News.
NO 0 .
The Gubans Accept the Platt Amendment and Supreme Court Upholds Porto Rican Tariff.
Corn' kting Reports Come Thick
Th# Latest, Roports are Much More Favor-
able to aa Fa 'J Opening than they
Were Earlier in the Week.
Latest reports allege tlie ip’iiitig
delay scheme is a fake and claim that
it is (he last kick of the cattlemen. At
ttie Haine time the roports that Mr
Springer will enjoin the opening has
not been denied.
it is also alleged that the aiding
will he done early in June, and
that the plan for the opening has
been written and that tbe proclama-
tion wilt be issued shortly. Tne fol-
lowing is taken from Monday’s Kan-
sas City star:
Washington, May 3*7.—OffLials of
the Interior department say the work
of allotment in the Kiowa, Comanche
and Apache reservation will have
been completed by June 10. List
week Assistant Sec-etary K^an told
a correspondent for the Star that the
work b ,d reached such a stage that
he expected the field force to finish it
by June 16 Saturday the iuterLr
department received from Inspector
Nessier 500 more allotinenis. This
filings the aggregate number of al-
lotments up to 2 600 and there will be
about 500 more. It is now believed
the work can he completed by June
It has been learned that the proc-
amation opening the reservation to
settlement has oecn drafted and is
under present consideration by the
President and Secretary Hitchcock
There was some talk of it be'ng issu-
ed while the presidimt.;l party was in
P-Jawa ho west, hut the abandonment of the
,r lujt-ipin the northwest rendered this
, ‘i(qi unnecessary. The proclamation
^ 4' probably will oome out within the
next two weeks. It will include an-
nouncement of the elaborate system,
which has been agreed upon between
the interior department and the of-
ficers of the department of justico for
dr wing-i to determine the order in
which application for the homesteads
in the reservation will be considered
The department of justii e has thor-
oughly canvasse' the scheme and has
advised Secretary Hitchcock that its
every feature is legal. As thi- ty days
are to he allowed for fl ing applies
firms for homesteads ami as the 1 v
enforce the congressional enactment.
Tne peculiar circumstances surround
ing the approval ol the treaty of 1892
by the Indians,the misrepresentation
of the department during the years
1893-4 o, by spt cial agents that re-
sullen in a reversal of tbe depar -
mental position in l.rvor of the treaiy
and tne submission of congress of
numerous protests of both Secretary
Bliss and Secretary Hitchcock against
ibe rat fl atiou outlie treaty accom j
pained by legit opinions written by
Liie present assistant attorney geuer- |
al of liie department against the
regularity of the agreement, anil |
Unally ilie clandestine methods re-
eoried to by members of the Indian j
committees of tlie house and senate |
to secure the ratification of the treaty ,
by congress ail ca it reflections lip m
lie validity of the act, and, form
one of the m .st interesting chapter-
in the history of treaty agreements
witli Indian tribes.
The treaty approved Ju y 25,186’,
under the administration of Andrew
Johnson, ceding the Kiowa and Co- 1
mance reservations to the Indians in
consideration of their relinquishment
of valuable possessions in the western
stales extending to the summit of the
Rocky Mountains contains certain
binding provisions which it is ev'dent
that empress did not comply with at
the time the law tf June 6, 1900, was
considered and passed by congress.
SHAMROCK’S OWNER AND SPONSOR.
In Shamrock II, Mr TIinmas Upton’s new o-p rliallcnpor, owner nn.l d-signor Micro
tliev have a sure winner. They HIV alie is tin* (peat, St. ot tier el iss Ihat has over he'n
:; .iieil. Tl... Miamim-k is nnv bring pr. p iled at > ovos tor liar Inal r iron. W iny dia-
ling isited K ests of Mr Thomas witne-s d the launching and til. Marolnouuss of Dullerw
iiad tho honor of chiisLtaiiiig ilia now yaolrt.
It is asserted, however, by Judge
Springer, that waiving the que ition
of the legality of the Jerome treaty,
that t! e act of congress of June 6,
1900 is invalid as th“ records show
thatc ingress made numerous changes
in the original treaty of great impor-
tance to the Indians and lhat the Li-
lians were never given an opportun-
ity to concur in, or reject the pro-
visions of the treaty inserted by con-
gress. He therefore asserts that the
ireaty did not receive the approval of
both parties to the contract and is
therefore null and void.
* * • • •
No final action will he tanen by the
department until after Secretary
Hitchcock’s return to the city. Judge
Springer believes that when Secre-
la y Hitchcock returns to the city, he
| wil recommend to the president the
i postponement of the issuance of the
proclamation opening the country
i until after congress convenes when
the whole qu-Rtion can he laid before
! the house and senate for appropriate
action. Under the law the president
; cm deler the issuance of his procla-
mation opening the country until six
! months afier the completion of the
] a'lotmeirs. The time fixed for th •
I completion of this wo k is August
6, so that the president has until Feb.
6, 1902, in which to issue his procla-
rovi'ea tlia' the reservation 1 > mat .on,
opened not later than Auguste, it j In the event that Secretary ii i
will he necessary for the proclaim- | e >ok refuses to respond to the appeals
tion to be issued before June 20. <>f the Indians the matter will he Ink-
le > direct to the president. Should
I Mr. McKinley s ill retuse to inter-
Aceording to the opinion of the | vem, t;)en injunction proceedings will
State Capital representative atWasli-|.mmedia|eh bH ln8tiuu,d in ,he sir
ington the opening of the new conn- j premR courtj of the District of Oolum-
Program of Childrens’ Day Service
a' U ion Center S. S., June, 2, 1901
Opening Chorus, *‘The Happy
Responsive Scripture Reading.
Chorus, “Hosanna to our King.”
Exercise by six children,—“God’s
Chorus, “Nature’s Many Voices.”
R -citation—“The Lily of the Field”
by Miss Tiny Holiday.
Recitation by Mr. Waller Sholtz*
Singirg—-“Happy Little Daisy” by
Primary Class Exercises, “Workers
Chorus by Primary Class.
Exerce by five Speakers—“The
Solo and Chorus—Sowing, Sowing.
Recitation, “The Light of Life,”
Miss Al ce Scholtzbauer.
Singing Walking in the Sunlight.
Recitation—“Be Grateful and Give”
by llora Harper.
Chorus—“We Bring our Offering.”
Address to the School by Rev. W.
Closing Song—“Lead us Savior.”
J. Lutiiek ZlKKl-E, Snpt.
Pearl De vruorf, Sec.
Under the head, “Governor Jen-
J kins Defines Position,” the Guthrie
! Leader publishes the following “lake
J off” on the reputation the governor
i i maintaining as “William the Silenl ’.
“Do you expect to make any
changes in your politioal family very
anon?” asked (he Leader of Governor
Jenkina this morning.
“I do not think that the Presbyter-
ians in session at Philadelphia will
| anopt a new creed,” replied the gov-
“Will Oil Inspector Ewing serve
out his term, governor?”
“The Boer war has been cruel and
costly. The burghers are a sturdy
people and the prayers of liberty-
lovers go out to them.”
-Vill Mr. Mi Neal be made treasur-
“I am in favor of women’s clubs and
am glad the Purcell meeting was a
success,” replied the governor.
“ Will yon appoint democrats as well
as republicans to the new offices in
the Kiowa land?
“I think the efforts in behalf of
Captain Oberlvri Ca ter should cease.
He has had three fair trials.
“What is tour idei of harmony,
“1 tave always been an expooei t
of law and order, and if congress
seas fit to grant New Mexico siau-
hood it is useless for Oklahoma to
And witlr that the governor re-
lapsed into silent space.
The Chrisiian Endeavorers In ses-
sion here last week passed the follow-
ing resolutions relative to saloons.
Whereas, The saloon, with all its
irain of evils, is most aggressive in
his fair country of ours, therefore,be
First, That this convention, in har-
mo y with all like conventions, put
i self again on record, adopting the
motto, ‘ The Saloon Must Go,” slid if
not in one way, then in another.
Second. As Christian Endeavorers
ve point with pride and an liter a- ing
hope to the W. C. T U., that o gani-
a it ion of wives and mot hers, the grand
11 my of white rihhoners, aiul assure
them that they can depend upon the
. K army of young people aa un-
hiding allies in their crusade against
the saloon business, and that with
them we will keep step to the music
ot “ Home Sweet Home.”
Third. That we bid the Anti-Saloon
League Good-speed, and that as En-
deavorers we are always ready to ci -
operate with them.
Fourth. That we depreciate the ef
forts now being made by the secular
picas to reperl the law abolishing the
at my canteen.
Fifth. When the saloon, gambling
and the brothel become political qu >s
ti ms they < o not cease to be moral
que lions, therefore ministers should
earnestly and persistently preach
against and work np tins! these mon-
s er evils, and not be deterred from
so doi g through fear of being de-
nounced as political preachers, and
that we call upon all prel'u«rs every
where to lake such a stand.
Sixth Whereas, our officials so of.
ten violate their sacred oath of office
in the non-enforcement of law
against the saloon and its evils, be it
resolved, that this convention do
urge the territorial, county and city
officials to observe iheir s icred o tth.
Seventh. That we hearty concur
with the Kansas State Sunday schnel
convention, in a.semhly at Topeka
last week, in Its renolution not to
vote for any person, nor work with
any parly not committed to the sup-
pression of the liquor traffic.
Eighth. That this convention com-
mend the action of the committee
having in charge the banquet at the
inauguration ofGoy. Jenkins, battish-
it g all wines and liquors from the
Secretary Ryan Says the Lottery
Plan will be Adopted.
try may be considerab’y delayed. Ho
says in Sunday’s Capital:
Washington, May 25.—The oom-
mencementof the organized move on
the |>art if Hie Kiowa. Comanche and
^ Apache Indians to prevent the open-
ing of their reservation in Oklahoma
to setilement this summer in accord-
ance with the act of June 6, 1900 has
attracted general attention. In fact
no act has been instituted in the in-
terior department in recent years
which has arouaed such universal in-
terest. Great numbers of people re-
siding in the eastern states had com-
pleted their arrangements to com-
pete with the people of the western
states for homesteads when the draw-
ing occurred, in accordance with the
department plan at El Reno and Fort
Sill. They had looked torward with
joyous expectations for an oppor-
tunity to secure 160 acres of fertile
land in the Indian country at the
nominal figure of 81 25 per acre, and
.with the prospect that congress might
ter come to their relief and extend
o them the benefits of theffree home-
stead law. The recent action institu-
ed, as published exclusively In these
dispatches, has dampened their ardor
and left them in a state of uncertainty
While the officials of the interior
department insist lta»t the plan
agreed upon for the opening will be
carried out there ie no disguising the
fact that the law officers realize that
they have a knotty problem to over-
come and that if the case ever goes
to tbe courts that the opening will he
"■definitely postponed. In fact some
of the officials of the department ad-
mit that it will be difficult to maintain
the pseltlon of the department and to
J bin,and the validity of the act of June
J 6, 1900. attacked.
0. A. R.
The 21st annual encampment of the
G. A. R., held in
The fellows a j were arrested last
I week for robbery were examined be
S fore J '.dgu Mitts the last of last week
j and were ho nd over to await the
action of the territorial grand jury
Two of them, Geo. Howard and F. (J
j K rbv were ilaced under 615,000 bond
! and JoeMurra. was placed undt r $250
j bo ltd. It is generally considered to
have been safe practice on tho part
of Judge Mitts to hind the two $5,000
m n over on genera’ principles. They
b tar the ear marks of hardened crim-
inals. Murry was on hand at th" time
of the robbery and was the man who
Blackwell on May l accompanied Canada over from
22, 23 and 21 was one of the most sue- j Oklahoma 01-v.
cessful ever held in Oklahoma. The .. , ,
Canada has disappeared and cannot
city of Blackwell more than fulfilled
the promises made last year.
What made it more interesting was
the presence of the Commander in
Chief Leo Rassieur, of St. Louis, one
of the most earnest workers in the
order. His address to the G. A. R ,
the ladies of tbe Ladies’ Circle and
the Relief Corps were most edifying
El Reno was well represented; the
Post by P. C., Ed Coleman, and Dele-
gates Becker, Tomlins and Prothera;
tne Circle by tbe president, Mrs.
Munson, and Delegate and Depart-
ment Officers Mrs. Becker, Mrs.
Longmire and Mrs. Hartraugh; the
Relief Corps by Mrs. Southerland
and Mrs. Lake.
The department recognized El
Reno by electing J. A, Becker a
member of the Council of Adminis-
tration, and Mrs. Becker, delegate-
at-large to the National Encamp-
ment at Cleveland.
The oomrades would like to have
held their next encampment here, as
they all say El Reno Is the best oity
to meet in, but no arrangements bad
been made to justify the delegates in
making definite promises.
The merchants of Blackwell con-
tributed $400 for the expenses of the
encampment just closed. J. A. B.
be found. He was undoubtedly bought
off by the robbers and spirited away
by their friends.
Fit Subject to Hang.
Last Sunday George Oglesby, col-
ored, was arrested on tbe charge of
attempted rape. His intended victim
was a little colored girl named Naomi
Lewis about 6 years of age and his
Bcheme was only saved of accomplish-
ment by tbe appearance of the child’s
Oglesby was taken to the county
jail whence he was taken Moncay
before the probate court, where he
was placed under 815,000 bond by
Judge Grigsby to appear next Satur-
day at 10 o’clock for his preliminary
examination. Oglesby gives his age
at 15 years,but it is generally believed
that be Is 18 or 20 years old and he
stands a good show of going over the
road for a term of years.
Commissioner Schwarberg was In
town Monday and stated to the News
man that crops look floe in the north
part of the county. Wneat is boom-
ing and promises to rival former years
in the quality and quantity produced.
Eijiieiizatiua Board to Meet.
Next Monday, June 31, the hoard
ut_eq laliz ition,AOimis ing of the three
county commissioners, the county
assessor and the probate judge will
meet in El R oto as a hoard ol equali-
zition and will then consider all mat-
ters ot dispute regarding assessments
and adjudicate same Any per.on
wno has a grievance is urged to meet
w.tb the board aim present his ease
at this time. By so uoing it will save
a great de-l of trouble to the board of
county commissioners and probably
to the taxpayer intetosted. Commis-
sioner Schwarberg was in town Mon-
oay and asked the News to urge the
importance of attending to the mat-
ter at this time.
Last Thursday afternoon a large
number of the Christian Endeavor
vtsitora visited Darlington a ad t e
Indian schools there. There ware
probably 200 or 250 visitors in all and
Major and Mrs. Slouch had arrang' d
f ir an entertainment to be given by
tbe Indian school children in honor of
Tne program was rendered in he
open air underneath the beautiful
trees in front of tiie school home
where platform and seals had been
arranged and the program did g eat
credit to those who had the matter n
c large. The program rendered was
Will to Home.
It will be of interest, especially to
politicians, to know that Congress-
man Dennis Flynn will be home from
California about June 1st, at which
time he expects to be in Guthrie. It
is generally understood that at this
time tne three. Flynn, Jenkins and
Grimes, will hold a political session at
which time the claims of the various
candidates for office will be consid-
El Reno Wins.
The ball season is on ond the Sun-
day game has come again. Last Sun-
day the El Reno and Yukon teams
played a game which resulted in a
score of 10 to 2 in favor of the El
The score by innings in Sunday's
game was as follows:
El Reno—0-0 u 2 0 0 0 8 2—10.
Yukon—0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0—2.
Gerrer’a havo a new gasoline en-
gine which furnishes power to ran
their Ice cream freeaers.
Marching Song ........................School
Prayer ...........................Dr. Wellman
Introduction of the Society
Mrs. Slouch, President
Sung. “Awake, O, Earth, and Sing,”
Recitation, “Little Chatterbox,”
..................Clara Black Bild
Duet and Chorus,”
“Virtue, Sweet and Sure”
Dumbell Drill Kindergarten Dep’t
A Little Boy’s Lecture
Recitation, “My Dolly,”
...........................................Marie Frai kiln
Jolly Schmokers........... Twelve Boys
March............. Large Girls
Solo, “What Does Little Birdie Say,”
Recitation, "Our Country’s Flag,”
..................... Robert North
Recitation, ‘What Boys are Good For’
............................ ..Robert Spotted Corn
Concert Recitation. The Washwoman’
Song, “The Brooklet,’. .............Sohool
The Department is Determined to Head oft
8oonerism. All Necessary Steps Will
Be Taken to Ascomplish it.
Guthrie, O T., May 25. —f 11 some
quart.* re the fear is entertained that
a din natch will oome from W shing-
ton Home nay simply declaring tne
Kiowa reservation open, and that
the men on the border will rush in
and take the land*.
There is reason to believe tha* Home
such proposition was ouco consider-
ed seriously in Washington. But il
has been dropped and a plan of draw-
ing has been decided upon. It is said
here with authority that the plan as
decided upon will he announced on
June 6, or a few days after.
The government has made up its
miml to stop the sooner business, and
the protest against the drawing plan
wil not count this late in the day.
TLe editor of the Enid Eco has re-
ceived a letter from Assistant Secre-
tary Ryan, of whiuh the following is a
Department of Interior,
Washington, May 10. 1901.
Dear Mr. Detwiler:
Referring to yours of the 5t h in-
stant, you ssy you would be pleased
to know if there is any foundation for
the reports of a contemplated land
lottery. D mbtless you refer to tbe
ceded lands of the Kiowa. Comanche
and Apache reservation ami those of
ihe Wichita reservation, which are
likely to be opened to setilement ty
proclamation of the president early
The law provides that “to avoid the
conflicting claims witch have here-
tofore resulted from opening similar
public lands to settlement and entry,
the president’s proclamatl n shall
prescribe a manner in whiuh these
lands sh 11 be settled upon occupied
You will observe that this law on-
j ins upon the president tliai his pro-
clamation shall prescribe a method of
tpening these lands to setilement,
which shall, as far as practicable,
•‘avoid the contest and c mil.cling
claims which h tve heretofore result-
ed from opening similar lands to set-
■ tin cm and and entry.” T» this end
i p ' lias under consideration
t pi to oi registration and di . .✓! • • •; ' >r
cumbers, the numbers to indicate the
>rd»*r in which applications for entry
and net.dement will be received at. the
>u il tail I olliees.
It. may b . led as certain that
io plan will be i i >pted by tne presi-
dent tha i -s not clearly have the
sanction of the law.
Tbe only s ife course for fhos6 to
pursue who desire to take homes on
these lands is to caiefullv observe the
methods that will be prescribed in the
Tho h. Ryan.
Frank Hahu Dead.
Ex-mayor of El Reno, Frank Hahn,
died at bis home at Weatherford last
Saturday after a lingering illness He
has many friends in this city and
connty who will regret to hear of bis
untimely death. Mr. Hehn moved to
Weatherford some four years ago
and baa been prominent in local af
faire there since that time.
Wi Pdab flatter®.
Rev. Ross at the Methodist Church
last Sunday idght announced that the
work of the Law and Order League
would be renewed and that hs pro-
posed to see that it be pushed to a
successful issue. He said he was re-
sponsible for its success as loca' head
of the association and that the work
would be systematically pushed.
E. F. Halbert of Walsenburg, Col.,
has purchased the El Reno Globe and
expects to take possession in a shork
time. It is understood that Dan
Peery will go into the new country
and engage in the cattle bnsiness.
The paper will continue to run as a
democratic paper and will continue
its present name.
Prof. H. H. Kellogg has beem suf-
fering the past five weeks from a
severe case of poison. For the pasl
two weeks, prior to Sunday, he baa
been oonflned to bis bed. He don’l
know just when or where 4ue was
poisoned but it is supposed to be an
extraordinarily sever© case of ivy
poisoning. He is much better this
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