The Press-Democrat. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 41, Ed. 1 Friday, July 11, 1902 Page: 6 of 8
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THE PRESS DEMOCRAT.
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A. i riMII.lt, Tub. j ^ • •
J of the Alva normal, it is understood,
HENNESSEY, • • OK LA will go into one of the Alva haul s.
OKLAHOMA AND INOIAN TKBUITOBV town to Mil bonds f .r buii! in? pul.li
school houses. The figure there isf03,«
W illiam H. Forwood Named by the
President as Army's Surgeon General
tiovernor Ferguson was sick
The Katy asks for a S.'.OOO bonus
A Pawnee contractor is building a
cotton gin at Cleveland.
Payne county is the only one in Okla-
homa which has u poor farm.
The terrftories are shipping a great
many grass fed cattle to market.
The Apache Week's Review has
changed from weekly to semi-weekly
There are now in operation three
rural delivery mail routes out of Hlack-
l y official count Caddo county has a
population of 20,171. Anadarko lias
The Choctaw's Denver flyer will
make the rua from Memphis to Denver
in 30 hours.
Very few charges are expected to be
made in the faculty of the Edmond
E. C. Marshall, of Wichita, has been
chosen director of the music depart-
ment of the Alva normal.
There is nearly $132,000 of school
money to be distributed among the
common schools of Oklahoma.
The Mulhall cheese factory is buy-
ing 1,200 pounds of milk a day, and
puping 75 cents a hundred pounds.
Lincoln county school land lesse
Hundreds of cattle imported from
southwest Texas are being driven out
i of Indian Territory by the Indian po-
I The collections from cattle tax in
the Chickasaw nation are rapidly com-
J ing in to the Indian agency at Musko- 1
j Official notice has been made that
' holders of excess lands after July 1, in
the southern district of Indian 'Jerri-
j tory will be prosecuted.
Hob Taylor, the only living Pawnee
! who was in the battle of Pawnee Rock, ,
| no v.- lives near Cushing with his two i
squaws, is DJ years old and looks to be j
A man procured a waterworks
franchise at Ardmore and after sinking
| a well 27f* feet f«>r artesian water, quit
! and vamoosed. The city wants to get
in touch with him again.
| The I'nited States marshals are now
all in the field serving notices and war-
rants on delinquent Cherokees who
have failed or refused to be enrolled a.-
citizens of the Cherokee nation.
| Chief I\ M. I'.uflington of the Cliero-
1 lcees is making preparations for a
j special election in order that the treaty
! bill passed by congress may be submit-
j ted to the people for ratification.
j The west end of the Ozark and Cher-
okee line has been laid between Mus-
iir-hh.Hlvni'MlS ' E I
have organized and elected officers to j nd Fort Gibson. The piers of
make an effort to secure free homes. , ^,e steel bridge are up ami the
, , - I steel i«- «>n the ground f< r the bridge.
1 he corner stone of the new Carnegie
I'brary buildiug at <;utl>rie Wu l*id Willie Fiaher, boy of 18 yaars from
July 2 by the Federation of Women's ,lle ^ n lio11' >'"h l"''n adjudged;
i'lubs. | insiiDe by the court at Tulsa. Phy-
Asslstant Attorney General Woods vicians say that inveterate cigarette
went to Topeka to represent the terri- sni°king is the cause of his dementia,
tory in the Ira N. Terrell habeas cor- ;
E. E. Brown, of the Guthrie Ob-
server. was acquitted of the charge of
criminal libel made against him by H.
A. Johnson, of Perry.
Postmasters have been appointed as
follows: J. W. Lawton, Arapaho, li.
lligdon. Hillings; Jonathan McGrath,
Woodward; William McCoy, Guthrie.
There is a movement in the Creek
nation to have that reservation an- !
j nexed to Oklahoma at once, under the i
I provisions of the organic act of that
1 territory. It is proposed that the
Creek national council shall at its sc.v
slon this month announce to the presi
1 clent that it is rewdy for annexation a-
! provided in that act.
j On July 1 Judge C. W. Raymond;
O. Glcichman, of Okarche, has a dump I took charge of the Western district and
and an elevator run by horse power at Judge Gill of the Northern district of j
his wheat bins. Ilis wheat is stored Indian Territory. W. II. Darrough I
and hauled to market without the use i was sworn in at Vinita as marshal of
of a shovel. j the Northern district and W. Ms Mel-
The steel and overhead material has lette as attorney for the Western dis
been received at Oklahoma City for the
electric street railway. The power
house will be ready to receive the ma-
chinery September 1.
The movement is only just begun yet.
there are heavy shipments of grass fed
cattle from Woodward county, where
there are many more cattle than usual
at this time of year.
The Rock Island has completed a
survey from Garber to Perry, where
connection is made with the Santa Fe.
Connections between these two roads
are being made by east and west lines.
At Watonga a fire occurred on July
2. It started in a saloon and spread to
a hardware store and a department
store, which were gutted. The losses j
will reach 850,000. Besides those men-
tioned a number of stores and offices
The El Reno land district includes
5,750 quarter sections. Most of the
original entrymen are still on their
homesteads, yet there have been so
many relinquishments which have been
filed upon again, some of them a num-
ber of times, that the total of home-
stead filings in that district is over '.',000.
J. B. Williams has been offered
Sfl,800 for his claim six miles from Wa-
tonga, and one mile east, by a gypsum
company. He refused the offer.
Governor Ferguson, appealed to the
Nrtional Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals to stop the bull
fight advertised for the Fourth at Law-
The territorial live stock sanitary
commission adopted a resolution that
all parties living within a quarantine
district are not liable for costs of quar-
Sheriff A. J. Billiard and Under
Sheriff, Cobnrn of Roger Mills county,
were killed on June 30 in a battle with
horse thieves while attempting to ar-
trict. Thos. A. Sanson, Jr., resigned
as commissioner and was appointed
master in chancery for the Western
While driving through the country
near Tishomingo, I. T., Deputy United
States Marshal Bridges was attacked
by outlaws, supposedly the same band
that murdered the Oklahoma sheriffs,
and severely handled, being left for
dead. Later the bandits were over-
taken by a posse of officers near Dun-
can, I. T., and routed, the outlaws-
abandoning a number of stolen horses
and escaping across the country int<
Oklahoma. Two have been captured. I
The Ozark & Cherokee Central rail- j
road graders have reached Tahlequah :
and the steam drills are at work inside '
the town limits. Seven hundred men (
are at work on the new road six miles
south of Tahlequah, where it crosses |
the Illinois river, and 000 men are at j
work on the road from the town of 1
Tahlequah south to where it crosses
the river. The first train will run into
Tahlequah July 20, and regular pas-
senger service will be inaugurated ■
about August 1.
Farmers about Guthrie report the I
yield of wheat to be 25 bushels per |
acre with an average 60 pounds test.
The first special sale of town lots in
the Creek nation will begin July 7, at
■ Mounds, and will continue through the
' different towns of the nation, ending
| at Holdenville, July .«>. The sale will
be conducted under the supervision of
J Dwight W. Tuttle, 11. C. Linn and
George A. Alexander, townsitc com-
t inissioners for the Creek nation. The
Frisco road is advertising cheap rates
for those who want to attend the sales.
Sec'y Hitchcock has announced his ,
decision giving the territory absolute
title to the 04,000 acres of indemnity
school land located in the new country,
selec ted bv Governor Jenkins in lieu of
William H Forwooa. who was re-
cently nominated surgeon general of
the army by President Roosevelt, has
been a member of the military branch
since 1861. when he was appointed
from civil life. At the close of the
war he was in command of the White
Deadlier Than the Fer-DeLance.
One who has been over the world
cays: "Your Martinique friend fer-
de-lance is not to be compared with
.he duklte snake of Australia. It is
Ske the pictures you have seen of sin,
a long, red snake, with eyes the liv-
ing embodiment of evil. The dukites
Irever go alone. If you are unfortun-
ate enough to kill one without killing
its mate the latter will follow your
trail remorselessly, like death, or fate,
and though you camp twenty miles
from the spot it will kill you as sure
as you killed its partner."
A Pennsylvania Statesman.
George W. Guthrie, who has been
nominated as running mate for ex-
Gov. Pattison in the Pennsylvania
gubernatorial race, was born in Pitts-
burg fifty-four years ago, and has
been a lawyer of high standing in that
city since 18C9. He ran for mayor in
1890, but on the face of the returns
was declared defeated. He contested,
but again lost. He was nominated for
elector at large in 1896. but withdrew.
Mr. Guthrie is at present chairman of
the democratic city committee of
Hall General Hospital in Pennsylva-
nia, but a year later joined the regular
army, and has served in almost every
part of the country where the army
has a post. Dr. Forwood is a native
of Delaware. He retires this year, by
The Greatest Oil Well.
The greatest oil spouter of the Rus-
sian petroleum district was struck a
few months ago about eight miles
southwest of Baku. The well was
bored to a depth of 1,800 feet before
oil was reached. Then, for nearly
three days it sent out oil at the rate
of 180,000 barrels a day, and continued
thereafter to flow at a diminishing
rate until it had produced over 2,000,-
000 barrels. The owners lost money,
for the well could not be controlled,
much adjacent property being dam-
aged by the oil that escaped.
Place for the Incubator.
Under most circumstances a small
building out of doors is the best place
in which to locate the incubator dur-
ing the time it is to be in operation.
This place is necessary as a safe-
guard against fire. There might be
i times when it would be more advan-
tageously located in the house were
' it not for the danger from fire. The
objection to an outer building, how-
ever, lies in the fact that the temper-
ature is very changeable unless the
building is exceptionally well built.
Where a good many chicks are to be
raised or where several incubators
are to be kept in service for some
months at a time a building construct-
. • d partly below ground is best. Wre
' have seen such houses that had been
constructed at a moderate cost. The
i lower walls went five or six feet be
j low the surface of the ground, and
consisted of concrete to the thick-
j ness of a foot or more. In such cases
I the floor was of concrete and the sec-
ond floor of boards was only a short
distance above the ground. The up-
i per portion of such building can be
used for the storage of food and the
: like. The lower part, in which are
placed the incubators, can be kept at
a very even temperature. The cellar
of the residence is hardly the place
i for incubators, on account of the
ilampness of the cellars as ordinarily
constructed, and the danger of fires
Cornish and Indian Games.
The Indian Game has many fine
qualities to recommend it to the breed-
; er, and for many years past has been
one of the most popular of fowls. In
plumage the male is green-black with-
I out penciling; -the wings, chestnut,
with bay and metallic black wing bar;
the feathers of the neck hackle are
short and hard, green-black, with del-
icate crimson-brown shafts. The plu-
mage of the hen is very difficult to ob-
Trustces of Corcoran Gallery.
The trustees of the Corcoran Gal-
lery of Art at Washington have ap-
pointed Edmund Clarence Messer
principal of the Corcoran Art school,
to fill the place made vacant by the
resignation of E. F. Andrews. Mr.
Messer has chosen as his assistants
R. N. Brooke. Miss Matilde Mueden
and James Henry Moser. Mr. Messrs
is one of the most widely known and
esteemed of Washington artists. He
is also a man of mature years and
, known to possess fine executive
Jessie Morrison, for the Third Time
Convicted of the Murder of Mrs. Castle
rest *>ome of them. The thieves are
supposed to be the Bert Casey band. i lands in the large pasture reserves.
Judge W. S. Pettit, of Pawnee shot i The South McAlester School of Music
George Dickie, an Osage Indian grad- ! closed its first year's work with a pub-
uate of the Carlisle. Pa., school. l)icki<- 1 lie recital. The chief pri# for greatest
had attempted to kill Pettit and had j proficiency in piano work was won by
shot him through the groin. This oc- 1 MUs Rose McKennon. Other prizes
cur red at a dance at Pettit's house. i were won by Miss Vera Garner, Miss
Pettit is a high Indian official aud a , Edna Ruggles, Miss Helen Jolly, >fiss
lawyer of high standing.
At a meeting at Norman of fari
arrangements were made toincorpo
After being out twelve hours the
Jury in the case against Jessie Morri-
son, charged with the murder of Mrs.
Olin Castle, at her home. Eldorado,
Kansas, in June, 1900, returned a ver-
dict of guilty of murder in the second
degree. The jury reached its conclu-
This is the third trial Miss Morri-
son has had, the case being twice ap-
pealed. It is believed the last verdict
will be final.
an elevator company and build and
operate an elevator there of 100,000
The cavalry and artillery troops at
I'ort Sill do not participate in the
Fourth of July parade at Lawton.
Major Stinson said that his command
could not be used for advertising pur-
Court at Pawhuska has been ad-
journed until fall. Jurymen summoned
must come again then.
Pafford Creasy, and Miss WaltaTatum.
Ex-Secrctary >f State of Kansas Wil-
liam Higgins is in the real estate busi-
ness at Vinita. Higgins is also an ex-
Kansas editor, and he s rved a couple
of the Kansas senates as sergeant-at-
The allotment of lands in the Sem-
inole nation has been completed by the
Dawes commission. Certificates will
be given each Indian by Governor
Brown. About allotments were
made, the value of each being $308.
The Seminoles are the first tribe to get
Editor Who Made a Mistake.
A southern Kansas editor innocent-
ly contradicted a report that a young
woman in his county was about to
throw up her job as school teacher in
order to get married. "She is not that
kind of a girl," said th.' editor, in-
tending to convey the Idea that she
would not break a contract. Hut the
girl saw It In a different light and
wrote to him hotly: "1 don't know,
she said, "a* It is any of your busi-
ness. but 1 give you to understand
that 1 am not the kind of a girl you
sav. 1 can get married If 1 want to,
—Kansas City Journal.
Czar Has Faith in Ring.
'I jo czar wears a ring In which ho
believes is imbedded a piece oi the
true cross. It was originally one of
the treasures of the Vatican and was
presented tc an ancestor of the czar.
So_ne years ago the czar was travel-
ing from St. Petersburg to Moscow.
Ho suddenly discovered that he had
forgotten the ring. Th1* train was
stopped Immediately and a special
messenger sent flying back on an ex-
press engine for It, nor would the
< /,ar allow the train to move until,
several hour'! afterward, the messen-
ger returned with the ring.
Cornish Indian Game hen.
j tain in accord with the standard, and
should be a combination of nut-brown
and green-black throughout, green
J predominating. Along the breasrtbone
| of both male and female the feathers
! part and allow the skin to show just
1 at or above the upper part of the keel-
bone. This is a distinctive feature it
the breed, and shows from the time
the chicks shed the down.
Strength of Ancestry.
1 To have a strong breed of fowls we
must have birds bred up from strong
ancestors. In our present knowledge
of the different breeds we cannot tell
just what the comparisons between
the different breeds are in this re-
spect. Doubtless as time goes on we
will have tests to discover these rela-
tive facts. There is a strong impres-
sion that one breed is much stronger
than another breed, but we have no
definite data to back up these rather
vague impressions. In a small way
we can tell something about the
strength of ancestry in individual
! strains. Thus, if we have had in our
; flocks rather weak birds and have
! permitted them to reproduce them-
selves and have seen the same weak-
! ness in their progeny we know that
i the proper strength is lacking for the
! development of a proper strain of val-
uable birds. The best we can do is
to watch these birds and weed them
out of the flock. If we cure a sick
bird, that bird should never again be
permitted to lay eggs for hatching
purposes. The very fact that she has
been sick makes It probable that she
lacks in hardiness.
Turkeys with Cramped Feet.
From Farmers' Review: My young
turkeys have cramped feet. Can you
tell me the cause and remedy for
i it?—A Subscriber. ... Doubt-
less the cause is the cold and damp
weather we have been having. Per-
haps the poults have been permitted
to lie in damp places and have thus
become afflicted with something after
the nature of rheumatism. We have
| had chicks affected that way by the
! causes named. In case of chicks we
! have found that taking them into the
house where it was warm and dry in-
sured a cure in a few days. Doubtless
the same will be true of the poults.
From Farmers' Heview: After
chicks are hatched I do not feed them
anything for 36 hours nor do I give
them any water. After that I feed
and water them. I feed and water
four times a day while they are under
Ave and six weeks of age. After that
I 1 feed three times a day. I have used
this method for the last two years
and find it the best I ever tried.—Mrs.
K. I. Reynolds, La Porte County, In-
Tuberculosis a Grave Matter.
The Storrs Experiment Station has
been carrying on for a number of
years some tests with cows known to
be tuberculous The results are giv-
en in bulletin 23, which closes with
the following summary:
The development of tuberculosis in
the condemned cows, although slow,
continued gradually, until at the end
of four years three of the four cows
were practically worthless, either for
milk production or for beef.
The results of experiments with
these tuberculous cows and the use
of their milk for feeding calves coin-
cide with the general results of Eu-
ropean observations, and indicate that
the danger of the spread of tuberculo-
sis through the milk of diseased ani-
mals is not so great as has often been
supposed. In the earlier stages of the
disease, and when the udder is not
affected, the danger from the use of
the milk appears to be limited. But
when the udder Is affected, or when
the disease is so far advanced as to
be indicated by outward signs or
marked physical symptoms, the infec-
tiousness of the milk is increased, and
the danger in using it is greater.
It is not to be understood, however,
that the farmer may neglect any case
of tuberculosis in his herd that hap-
pens to be not In the advanced stages,
or if the udder of the cow is not af-
fected. As a matter of fact, It is prac-
tically impossible for him to tell when
any animal that reacts to tuberculin
may acquire tuberculosis of the ud-
der. There Is danger enough in the
fact that the cows may acquire the
disease from one another at all, no
matter how likely or unlikely they
may be to do so. Therefore, if the
farmers do not want their dairy in-
dustry menaced and perhaps seriously
injured by the wider spread of tuber-
culosis among their herds, it is of the
utmost importance that each one use
every effort to free his herd from the
Cows should be examined carefully
for physical symptoms of the disease
and be tested with tuberculin, and
any that respond at all should be
looked upon with suspicion. What-
ever disposition is finally made of
those that are diseased, they should
be kept at all times completely sepa-
rated from those that are not, and the
non-affected animals should be care-
fully watched and be tested with
tuberculin at least once a year. Only
In this way can new cases be discov-
ered in their earlier stages. Unless
the farmers can be brought Individ-
ually to appreciate the gravity of the
matter to themselves and the menace
to their industry, and to take meas-
ures for destroying the disease in
their own herds, the history of bovine
tuberculosis in Europe, where in some
regions the greater portion of the
cows are infected, may easily be re-
peated in this country.
A Move for Pure Milk.
Pasteurized milk in sealed bottles,
prepared and inspected under the di-
rection of the city health department,
will be furnished during the summer
in the congested districts of the
Northwest side, Chicago, by the
Northwestern University Settlement.
Five stations in the Sixteenth and
Seventeenth wards will distribute the
milk to fla- and tenement dwellers at
a rate slightly exceeding the price
paid for ordinary milk. The first de-
livery will be made within a week.
By offering cleansed and tested
milk to the residents of the crowded
Polish district the workers in the
university settlement hope to check
the enormous death rate among chil-
dren on the Northwest side during the
hot months. The blocks surrounding
the settlement, Noble and Augusta
streets, were found in the investiga-
tion of the City Homes Association two
years ago to be among the most thick-
ly settled In the city, and the death
rate is double the general Chicago
rate of mortality.
The milk will be pasteurized in spe-
cially prepared quarters at the settle-
ment, and will be sent out to all the
substations each day for distribution.
The milk will be inspected twice a
week by the city health department.
At first the milk will be sold only at
The health conditions in the Polish
district have been such as to v.: r" the
workers in the Northwestern Univer-
sity settlement to immediate action.
In the crowded neighborhood of the
upper Seventeenth ward and the low-
er Sixteenth, the residents are far
from a park or a public playground.
Lincoln, Humboldt and Union Parks
are all blocks away from the district.
None of the new breathing spots are
near the crowded quarters of the
Poles, and there are no available'pub-
lic baths. The children live in the
streets and alleys where grass spots
are few. The Northwestern Univer-
sity settlement looks for no financial
reward in carrying out this plan, but
will furnish good milk, thoroughly
cleansed, at actual cost.
Ventilation in the cow stable Is a
lecessity if the health of the animals
Is to be conserved. Little is known
among the generality of cow owners
as to the scientific principles of ven-
tilation. The subject Is worthy of
study, especially by the men that are
to construct stables. The men thii.t
have stables should investigate with
the object of putting in a perfect sys-
tem of ventilation.
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