The Oklahoma Times Journal. (Oklahoma City, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 82, Ed. 1 Saturday, September 9, 1893 Page: 1 of 4
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VOL 5 NO. 82
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1893
National G. A. R. Encampment
Gets Through Buslnesa
ment decision that the Grand Army
can not collect debt* from members.
The new national officers were then
installed and made a short address.
Commander-in-Chief Adams then be-, IJiq Interior Department Redueos
WOUND UP IN SHORT
ItenolutloiM Adopted Condemning the Pol-
Icy of the lVnalon liureau-The Na-
tional Council—New Ofllccrt
Indianapolis, Ind., Sept 8. — The
national bodies of the Q. A. It. resumed
business sessions. The rapidity with
which business was transacted almost
took some of the delegates off their
feet The selection of officers and place
of next encampment was generally ex-
pected to-take place yesterday.
The committee on the address of oom-
mander-in-ohfef presented a report in-
dorsing it In every particular, and addr
ed: "The Grand Army of the Republio
has no objection to the search-light of
Investigation being turned on the pen-
sion list—the nation's roll of honor—
but it does demand that it bo the
search-light of love for and not hatred
toward the bravo men who bore the
brunt of battlo, or their widows or
The committee to devise ways and
means to erect a monument to the rank
ami tile of the union army, to be located
at Washington, approved the organiza-
tion which came into existence at the
last meeting of the national encamp-
ment having the same end In view.
The organization Is known as the
"National Reunion Monumental as-
sociation of Washington clty.M
It has secured the dedication of
a plat of ground between the
executive mansion and the monument?
hereafter to be known as Grand Army
place, which will be the site of future
reunions in that city, and on which it
is proposed to erect a testimonial to the
rank and tile, to include soldiers on
land as well as sailors and marines.
Rev. A. R Ilendrick, of West Liberty,
0., was unanimously elected chaplain-
The committee on pensions present-
ed a very lengthy report Regarding
the disability act of June, 1800, the re-
This act wus accepted by the surviving sol.
dicrs and by the poople In general as s aettlo-
ment of the question Under tho administra-
tion of that law tho poor-houso gave up Its
veterans; he who had borne the battle was
cared (or, and thns the sacred trupt accepted
and left as a legacy to the natlou was faithfully
Within a few months we hear with profound
sorrow and regret that all this must be
changed; that the construction of tho law has
been changed, and tho regulations and rules In
rcff ird to proof and ratings under which more
than 300,<i00 claims have been allowed and paid
have been revoked, and another construction of
the law has been established and new regula-
tions for proor and ratings, less favorable to
claimants, have been adopted, that a board of
revision has boen organized In the peusion
Office, charged with the duty of revising all
those adjudicated claims in accordance with
thin new construction and such changed regu-
lations as to proof and ratings Under these
changes thousands of pensions have been sus.
pended without notice and thousands of pen-
sioners have been dropped from the rolls.
To emphasize the vlclousness of the situation
and accusation, we learn that It Is said, as
though by authority, that 1t is expected that
any of the pensioners so summarily suspended
or dropped will be able to prove that they are
still entitled to tho pensions of which they have
been deprived," thus saying In no uncertain
voice that the burden is not upon tho party
alleging fraud, but that the government which
they had preserved shall llrst brand with in-
famy bv the charge, then sontence, and, after
the stigma had been effective, then concede to
them, whose barriers and support of character
have been thus undermined, tho pitiful privi-
lege of moving for a new trial upon tho ground
of newly discovered evidonca
The committee also reported the fol-
Resolved, That, as the commissioner of pen-
sions, by his recent withdrawals of the obnox-
ious rulings which have been so generally con-
demned, has virtually acknowlodged the incor-
rectness of of such rulings, we doom it his duty
to at once restore to tho rolls tho th ousands of
pensioners now standing illegally susponded.
The report was unanimously adopted.
In the afternoon the encampment in-
structed the commander-in-chief to
carry tho question of the legality of
the suspension of pensions up to the
supreme court of tho United States.
The national council of administra-
tion was elected as follows:
Arizona, H R Llgh hiz Oregon, 8. R
Reeves. Tennessee, H C. Norwood; Louisiana
and Mississippi, R U B-iqulo; Maryland. W. J.
King; Wisconsin, George L. Thomas; Missouri.
8 M. Storrlt; Washington and Alaska, R A.
IMgelow; Georgia and 8outh Carolina, Harry,
Burns; Maine, J H. Naglo; West Virginia, U.
R King; New Hampshire, 8 M. Brown; Ne-
braska. Charles £. 13 ur mas tor; Ohio, R R
Cock ran: Michigan, George H. Hopkins;
New Mexicp, 11. A. Knowles; New York,
Nicholas W. Day; Iowa, J. W. Llndt; Dela-
ware. A. S. Nudinu; Arkansas, A D. Thomas;
New Jersey, George E. Martin; Kentucky, A.
J. Thorpe; Potomac, Lyman R Cutler; Con-
necticut, G. D Hates; Vermont, 8. W. Park-
burst; South Dakota, W. L Farmer; Massa-
chusetts, William M. Olin Kansas, F. P. Har-
ris Texas, Alexander Brown; Idaho, W. A
Dodge; Virginia and North Carolina, Danlal
Thompson; Colorado, J. G. Fleming: Illinois,
II S Dietrich; Alabama A N Ballard; Penn-
sylvania, A. P. Burchfleld* Indiana, C J.
Murphy; California, G J. Fuller; Florida, F.
G. Purcell: Utah. Rev. D. C. 13. las.
At the meeting of the Women's Re-
lief corps the following officers were
elected and Installed: President Mrs.
A. J. Wethers, of Minnesota; senior
▼ice president, Mrs. Taylor, of Ohio*
junior vice president Mrs. N. P. Ander-
son, of California; treasurer, Mrs. (Gor-
don, of Kansas; counselor, Mrs. C. V.
Sheriff, of Pennsylvania.
The convention passed resolutions de-
nouncing lloke Smith for dropping
pensioners from tho roll and demand-
ing that tho administration was justi-
fied In putting overy federal soldier
who served this government in putting
down tho rebellion upon tho pension
roll rather than to And some frivolous
excuse for rejecting their claims for
The committee on resolutions made
many recommendations. The memorial
and resolution that the pay of soldiers
In the late war be made up to the gold
basis by congress was laid on the table.
The resolution asking that veterans be
given the preference in public service
was adopted, as was also the memorial
asking the Grand Army to hold services
on Washington's birthday. Tho com-
mittee voted to not sustain the C. S.
Cole post of Illinois from the depart- i
lected Dr. George R. Graham, of Mary-
land. as surgeon-general; J. F. Leach,
of Massachusetts, was appointed adju-
tant-general, and Louis Wagner was
continued as quartermaster-general.
The convention then adjourned sine
Fourteen Are Democrats, Four Are Re-
publican* and Three Populists.
Washington, Sept 8.—Secretary
Hoke Smith has appointed three trust-
ees each for the seven townsites on the
Cherokee outlet Of the twenty-one
appointees fourteen are democrats, four
republicans and three populists. The
several boards are to lx as follows, the
first named in each instance being the
Board No. 1. Perry—Chairman, Timothy Me-
Grath, of Illinois, dem.; Amos B. Fitts, of
Georgia, dem; Fred L. Bailey, of Kansas,
Board Nq t, Enid—William J Rogers, of
North Carolina chairman, dem.; C. A Wood,
of Texas, secretary, dem, William L. Cundiff,
of Nebraska, pop
Board No X Alva—H. F. Nortbcutt, of Ar-
kansas, chairman, dem.: John A Moe, of Wis-
oonsln, dem.; Homer C Jones, of Ohio, rep
Hoard No 4, Wood ward—Fcrd S Harris, of
Tonnesseo, dem.: William GL Cunningham, of
Michigan, secretary, dem.; /. N. Whittiugton.
of Kansas, pop
Board No ft, Round Pond—Henry Durfe, of
Mississippi, dem.; J J Thomas, of Arkansas,
dem; Eugene r Culver, of New York, rep
Board No. 8. county seat of "O" county, near
ludian agenoy—Ed Etchlsou. of Maryland,
dem ; Charles 8 Burroughs, of Michigan, dem.;
Frank Thompson, of Arkansas, ri p
Board No. 7, county seat of county "K"—
Isaac J. Tobe, of Tennessee, dem : William P
Leach, of Texas, dem.; D. W. Marquitt, of Ok-
CLEARING HOUSE MONEY.
It May Have to Pay Ten Per Cent. Tax
to the Government.
Washington, Sept 8.—The treasury
department has issued a circular which,
in its far-reaching effect, is "loaded to
the muzzle.M It reads:
To Co.lectors of Internal Revenue and Revenue to be paid the Cherokee nation for the
Them to Sixty-two.
A SET-BACK FOR THE SANGUINE.
The Letter and Spirit of the I.aw Ad-
hered To-How the Boomers Are
Gathering at Caldwell—Fires
In the Strip.
Washington, Sept 8. —Tfiose trouble-
some Cherokee allotments have at last
been decided, and the result is not
what anybody anticipated.. It has re-
quired one full week to pass on the
claims, and when the nntnes were an-
nounced to-day It. was discovered that
only sixty-two of the 185 claimants
were entitled to homestead entries. Of
these fifty-three were claimants whom
the Cherokee Settlers' association rec-
Under the original agreement by
which the Cherokee outlet was pur-
chased, it was stipulated that seventy
citizens of the Cherokee nation, who
had made improvements in the outlet,
should be entitled to take up eighty
acres of land each byway of compensa-
tion. The article in the agreement be-
tween the Cherokee nation and the
United States provided that these im-
provements must have been made
prior to November 1, 1891, and
whatever improvements had been
made must be shown to have been
intended for farming purposes Not
only the purpose of the farm-
er, but his wife and children, must
be shown, and each was entitled to
eighty acres, and they were granted
the right to select any land improved
by the husband and father until all of
his improved land had been taken.
The nmount of land which could thus
be taken was limited to 600 acres, and
it was further stipulated that the price
Rprt. A. Rogers,
Edw. H. Cooke,
The State National Bank.
11 has came to the knowlodge of this offloo,
through published nows items, bv
enco and otherwise, that binkH are insuing
certlllcates of deposits, payable In the money
or currency of the United Status, and that
theao obligations of the bunks, negotiable
notes, carrying title In their circulation from
hand to hand aro paid out and usod for clrcula
tlon In lieu of the monoy of tho United ing all the way from $10 to $25, dug
outlet lands, $1.40 an acre, should bo
L'spond- I deducted for each acre so taken in
No sooner had this agreement been
made public than all kinds of citizens
began to make improvements on the
lands. They built small houses, cost-
Such Issues are taxable, and you will inquire
oh to the amount of such issues and report them
to this office for assessment of taxes incurred.
Joskph S mim.ich,
Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
The taxable rate of such issues as de-
scribed in the circular is 10 per cent on
the dollar. The number now in circu-
lation is believed to be very heavy, as
they have taken the place during the
financial stringency of currency or
money. Whether the Issues include
clearing house certificates is a question
treasury officials decline to discuss, in-
timating that the question is a legal
one that may call for a judicial decision
from the courts
TORNADO IN LOUISIANA.
A Convent Wrecked Several Lives Lost —
Raceland, La., Sept 8.—a severe
cyclone struck the pretty little town of
Lockport on Bayou Lafourche, about
9 a m. and left it a mass of ruins and
desolation. Strong winds had been
raging the whole night long accom-
panied by rain. The convent of the
Immaculate Conception was complete-
ly destroyed. The killed are: Sister
Pulcharie, Sister Lucie, Miss Mable
Gauthreaux, Mr. Oliver Revet, the ser-
vant of the convent, and an unknown
man. The' seriously wounded number
New ltnnk ruptcy Rill.
Washington, Sept. 8.—Chairman Cul-
berson, of Texas, and other members
of the last congress who opposed the
Torrey bankruptcy bill l ecause of the
stringent features of the involuntary
bankruptcy clause, have agreed with
the advocates of the passage of the
bankruptcy law to support a bill
which restricts the clause relating to
involuntary bankruptcy to grounds on
which an attachment except as to non-
residence could be sustained. a bill
drawn on tho lines agreed upon will be
reported early, and members of the ju-
diciary committee are confident that it
will be passed during the regular ses-
Died of Kabies.
Kearney, Mo., Sept. 8.—About two
months ago a dog having strong indi-
cations of rabies bit Mrs. Amanda (Jus-
tine and also several children of this
place. Two of the children were taken
to a madstone, but it failed to adhere
to the wounds. As a result of the pop-
ular faith in this remedy the fears of
the public were somewhat allayed.
Wednesday morning Mrs. (Justine was
seized with an unmistakable attack of
hydrophobia and died in terrible agony
yesterday morning at 8 o'clock. She
leaves two children who were bitten,
but who show no signs of approaching
Fakirs Fired Out.
cmcago, Sept 8.—A general war has
been begun by the exposition authori-
ties against a class of fakirs who have
infested the fair sinec it was opened.
There were 150 of this class of mer-
chants who were ousted from machin-
ery hall and the number ejected from
other buildings will reach 400. There
are supposed to be about 1,000 of these
unauthorized venders In the different
buildings and they are all to be weeded
wells and began to skirmish for prob-
able land oflice proximates. Attor-
ney Owen, a smooth citizen, with
some Cherokee blood in his veins,
advised his clients to locate near rail-
J ads and other advantageous places.
One indiuidual, who was certainly
entitled to an allotment if he had mar-
ried after the orthodox form, was cut
out because his marriage certificate
was dated July. 1803. He had been
living with a Cherokee woman as hus-
band and was recognized as a citizen,
but in order to make his claim abso-
lutely valid, as he thought, he had a
marriage ceremony performed after
the agreement had been entered into.
The allotment agreed upon consumes
only 4,200 acres of the 5,000 which were
reserved for alloting purposes. From
the action of the department in cutting
the list below the seventy, which the
agreement provided for, it is very ap-
parent that the bill now before tho
lower house providing for forty-eight
additional allotments will come to
Caldwell, Kan., Sept 8.—The prai-
rie fires which raged in the strip did
not reach this far west but got near
snough to clear the territory of soon-
jrs. The fire was started south of
Arkansas City and it is said that every
spear of grass was burned off. This
will be a great hardship on the boom-
ers over there, as they must either pay
exorbitant prices for feed or let their
stock starve. A great many of the
boomers from that place are moving
tliis way to avoid the burned district.
The grazing here is good and the horses
ire growing too fat to make the run
The officials are daily expecting a
supply of maps, proclamations and the
various forms of declarations from
Washington. These will be distributed
free. They inform the people that
every man who wants a claim will be
registered if the booths have to be kept
3pen all night They are preparing to
issue certificates to 2,000 here, and
about one-third of that number are
The dancing academy under the
Dpera house, it is said, is to be thrown
open for the use of strippers for lodg-
ing purposes. It will hold about 800
2ots and will be a great source of econ-
The police began the work of firing
"bums," thugs and sharks. About
fifty questionable characters were
shipped out of town. The municipal
government has decided to protect the
settlers from this class by the only sure
method—keeping the city clear of
Barring the sombrero, belt, six-shoot-
ars and jingling of cowboy spurs, ^aid-
well presents an old-time aspect, when
times were wild and wooly. The
streets are full of men, horses and ve-
hicles of all kinds. Circus-day is not a
omparison to the eager-faced, hurry-
ing, scurrying crowds of strippers.
A cowman, a resident of this city,
who is just in from his ranch in the
Texas Pan Handle, says the roads are
ilive with teams coming in from west
and northwest Kansas. Several gen-
tlemen here who were in the forefront
:>f the races for Oklahoma lands say
James M. Pennock, the leader in the that that rush was but a small affair
train robbery near Pacific, Mo., ha- beside what this strip business will be.
confessed. Mr. C. C. Wilson, from the general
Nancy Hanks trotted a mile in 2:045; 'an<* who is to have charge of
at Indianapolis, Ind. Iicr fastest the booth here, has arrived and brought
previous mile was 2:04. . J fiye clerks with him, and also six clerks
Secretary Herbert has concluded his 'or Hennessey booth, who, with
investigation into the circumstances i'ike *n charge, will go down to-
leading up to the bad condition of the
cruiser Atlanta and has concluded not
to call any court martial.
Forest fires have swept away nearly
Cor. Main and Robinson Streets, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
50,000, 3F.A-I3D IN.
Henry Will, F. M. Riley, D. D Kuhlman, Robt. A. Risers, D. C. Glridlnga
John D. Rogers, Edw. II. Cooke.
Tills bank solicits your business, "pledging careful and faithful attention to
all matters entrusted to us. Drafts issued on all principal cities of the United
States and Europe.
WHOLE NUMBER 1283
Big Shoe Store
M.C. MILNEIt & CO.
117 Main St.
V/e have been receiving fall
goods almost every day for the
last month and now have tIn-
most complete stock of
Boots and Shoes
ever brought to the Territory,
7 he best Shoe on earth for
men at one dollar. ^
Boys of the same at 9$cts.
Ladies fine shoes patent
leather tip one dollar,
Misses fine patent tip Qjcts.
School siioes from 5oc's up.
Sec us a;>d save money.
117 MAIN STREET.
Cominc on its Own Sp'al Train!
TJIH HRHflfl MdKHl'K/I.V and*.
<fljiini<i< /i^i eewsHiiiD/majv
SANGER & LENT'S
International Allied Slows
Circm, Menagerie, Hippo-
drome and Aquarium,
-WILL EXHIHTT AT-
OKIatioma City Sept-1
Money to loan on real estate from
one year to six. Also money to loan
on chattels. Brandom & Llndscy.
Booms 1 and 2, Batchelder block.
Latest Cherokee Map, with
copy of the proclamation and a
list of allotments for 15c at the
Tile simplest # remedy to
keep the pestiferous mosqui-
toes off. ,
17-1 in Wand's Drug Stork.
J A. COURTNEY,
ARCHITECT AND CIVIL KVOINKK
Plans 1 BstiiusU fl hii.1 Specification! furntshod
upon short notice.
Surveys of all kinds accurately and promptly
Sanitary Sowers, Street tirades and other
municipal improvements Special! ios
108 Grand Avt nue. - Oklahma clt
A. B. HAMMER,
Office Opera II imo BioJk, ro ) aj 5 &
Oklahoma City, 0. T.
OR. W. L. MAllPIN,
Bacheldcr block, corner Broadway
and Grand avenue. Residence ad-
joining office, Oklahoma City, O. T.
all the cranberry marshes on the south
Bide of the St. Paul railway tracks neal
Grand Kaplcls, Wis. The marshes ol
Senator \ lias and T. M. Nash and
Cohens and Krueger's marshes wert makers, Lynn, Mass., have assigned U
burued with buildings and too lb. ^ — a. l'ope and Edwin L. KewhiUi.
nation al i.kaouf.
New York—New York. 6; Cincinnati 4.
Cleveland—Cleveland, 11: Washington, 5.
Brooklyn— Brooklyn, ~ St Louis a
Chicago—Chicago, ;i Philadelphia, 7.
Myron II. W'hitterldge & Co., shoo*
• ter- Menagerie
A Host of Wonderous Surprises -Unparalleled
ALL NEW FEATURES!
ARTISTIC, PEERLESS, PURE
FOR particulars see various advertising
Mediums. Two grand exhibitions daily.
Doors open at 1 and 7 p M.
Fred & F. M. Boall,
No, fifteen Robinson Street,
Prompt attention given to all bus
"less before the Department at
DR. E. E. PHILLIPS,
and Special Branches. Piles cured
and no detention from business. Of-
fice Main street, in Dunn's new brick,
No. 204. Residence 17 East Sixth st.
Office hours 1) to 12 and 1 to 5 p. m.
Chicago, III., Aug. 23, 1803.
Dean Snt;—Please send live bottles
of Dr. (funn's Cholera Infantum
Halm the same as you did before, and
will pay you for same when I come
back which will be In ten or fifteen
days. The folks cannot get along
U. G. Johnson,
6337 Madison Avenue,
Mr. Johnson was formerly connect-
ed with Fred ltced'a furniture store.
A. H. SIMONTON, M. D.,
Physician & Surgeon,
Office and Residence, 113 Fifth St.
General practitioner, Disease* of
Nose, Throat and Lungs, and diseases
of W'ofntn. Alio microscopical exsm*
(nations. Beady for business Sep-
A Useful Present
| is always acceptable, and the present
I Is an excellent time to make surli a
Kift. The useful and ornamental tfo
hand In hand and certainly nothing
can be more useful or ornamental
than our handsome necklaces, just re-
ceived. That makes tliem doubly ac-
ceptable as presents. We ha* e a com-
plete liho of most elegant and fashion-
able Jewelry at prices as attractive as
the goods. Here are guaranteed gold
lllled Indies or gents watches for $15,
and gold chains guaranteed for five
years forll 50. If the times are close
so is tile boom close also; close at
hand. Call at our new corner drug
and Jewelry store, Kuhlman block,
200 Main street. E. Kiuki'ATuick,
TO THE PUBLIC!
I liate bought the Sig Warner stock from the mort-
gagee aud will offer the entire Btock of Clothing, Ha'a,
Boys' and Gents' Furnishing Goods, Boots and Shoes
COME NOW-COME QUICK!
I propose to sell this stock at MORTGAGE PRICES
to make room for entire new stock.
Successor to Sig Warner.
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