The Madill Twice--A--Week News. (Madill, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 54, Ed. 1 Friday, April 5, 1907 Page: 2 of 4
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Subscription One Dollar A Year
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MADILL, I. T., AI'KIL 5, 1907.
UU A KANT EE TO OUIt AI)-
The Madill Twice-a-Week News
accepts advertising on the guaran-
tee that it has more bona fide paid
circulation among the buying class-
es in Marshall County than all oth-
er newspapers in the county com-
bined. liooks and records open to
advertisers, only, at any time.
We keep seeing something said
•bout the end of the Thaw trial,
Dtut it is not yet.
Marriman and Roosevelt are
spitting at each other like oats
at a meddlesome dog,
Atoka's mupuoipal affairs will
Be cared for by an all Democrat-
ic crowd, a condition which nev-
er ei'&ted before.
Now that the oity election is,
over, we are going to expect some
sidewalks and other town im-
provements real soon.
L t no time in its history has
ndian Territory offered more
lettering prospects for fine crops
i nd subsequent prosperity.
Farmers Union District 22 held
their regular quarterly meeting
it Madill Wednesday. They had
an interesting meeting and trans
icted considerable business.
Tho city eleotion Tuesday pass-
ed off without many of the dis-
agreeable features that attend
elections. Everybody seemed to
be in a good humor. Quite a
few who backed their judgment
are sadder but wiser men. The
following is the official vote each
John L. Carter 307
FOR CITY MARSHAL.
J. 8. Blalock 159
L. C, Merriman .1§6
FOR CITY ATTORNEY,
F. E. Kennamer 174
E. D. Slough 141
R. C. Frame 174
Dugan Whiting 142
FOR ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR,
W B. Hancock 169
Joe Kirk 104
W. H. Delashaw 41
Geo. E- Barnard 307
FOR ALDERMAN—FIVE ELECTED.
J. W. Vandervort 223
C. A. Canady 217
J. W. Moon 216
D. B. Taliaferro 176
A. G. Eakins 169
Dr. J. 8. Welch 167
R. Edwards 163
H. E. Fitch 151
T. B. Ashley..... 138
Mike Meagher 72
C. D. Harrison 64
H. 8. Hawkins 37
"HE COAT ON THE ARM.
The political administration cf
ttie town of Ravia has been in the
'■Kinds cf socialists from its fce>
ginning until Tuesday when i
fu'l democratic ticket was elected
Our city marshal elect evident-
ly isn't under any obligations to
tt.a rounders for his election
Now let every good citizen hold
his hands, It is the only way
*e can have the laws enforced.
James J. Hill has resigned the
ihe presidency of the Great
Northern railroad and will be
jhairman of the board of direct-
ors. His son, Louis W. Hill, suc-
ceeds him as the president of the
Showing Importance of Making t
"Front" In New Y rk.
It Is better to put on a stiff front
and keep a stiff upper 11." In this town
than to have no front at all and bite
your lip. It Is not always the man
who strolls down Broadway wearl* a
bland smile with a faded 'mum on
the lapel of his coat and with his over-
coat carelessly Bwung across his arm
who dines at Del'a or who owns a seat
on 'change or who goes to Europe
every year to buy pictures for hla gal-
lery. Sometimes a smllle covers an
empty stomach and an aching hearl
on the Great Whin Way. Through
| the midway of tho great commercial
|- artery between Herald Square and
Ixingacre there stroll every day scores
of men who carry their overcoats over
one arm. regardless of temperature,
i simply because their "bennies" do
All announcements in this col-
umn are subject to the action of
the Democratic Party unless oth-
For United States Senator—
M. L. TURNER,
Of Oklahoma City.
ROBT. L. OWEN,
Of Muskogee. I. T.
Of Chandler, Okla,
For State Treasurer.
J. A. MENEFEE.
Of Carnegie, Okla.
J. A. MKNfiFEE,
Of Carnegie, Okla , Democratic Can
didate for State Treasurer-
not fit. The other day a portly chai
who held a good place last season
with a theatrical company strolled
down Broadway. "Better slip on yout
coat," said a friend. "It's pretty cold,
Did man." "Oh, no, me boy," was the
reply; "I'm not afraid of penumonla.
Besides," and his voice took on a con-
fidential tone, "don't you see me boy,
r?e outgrown this coat by 40 pounds
and could not get Into it with a shoe
horn. I can't afford a new one, but
I don't like to have It thought that I
don't own a coat, you know. My suit,
you see, will stand scrutiny, so I wear
a chest protector, and everybody
thinks I'm so hardy. It's a great
scheme." Then he swung off up
Broadway, a picture of mystery.—
ALASKA'S GREAT FI8H RIVER.
Nushagak the Basis of Important Can-
Hovr many readers ever heard of the
Nushagak river, asks the Youths Com-
ponlon. Not many, it Is safe to say.
Yet the department of commerce and
labor pronounceaMhls river of western
Alaska "one of the important fishing
streams of the world." The fish whlct
the Nushagak furnishes Is salmon, the
taking, canning, freezing and salting
of which Is an Alaskan Industry, th«
Importance of which Is shown by a re
cent report issued by the department
of commerce and labor. The first twe
canneries were built in 1878. Since
then the number has Increased until in
1902 there were 64 establishments,
which put up more than 2,500,000
cases. Low prices since then have
somewhat reduced both the number ot
canneries and the output; neverthe-
less. since canning began in Alaska,
nearly 22,000,000 cases have been sent
out. In order to provide some coun-
terpoise to tremendous drain the
packers combined to start hatcheries.
These have been carried on with Im-
portant results and increasing success.
In 1905 the United States bureau of
fisheries took up the work, in addition
to what had been done by the packers.
There are now nine hatcheries, from
which about 450,000,000 fry have been
For Congress 4th Congressional
F. W. SKILLERN.
Of Milburn, I T.
D. H. LINEBAUGH,
Ot Atoka, I. T.
CHAS. D. CARTER,
Of Ardmore, I. T,
CIIAS, E. McPHERREN,
Ot Caddo, I. T.
E. P. HILL,
Of South McAlester, I. T,
Fo State Senator 21st Senatorial
WM. M. FRANKLIN.
Of Madill lad. Ter.
For District Judge Sixth Judicial
D. A. RICHARDSON,
Of Durant, I. T.
For District Clerk —
N. W. WELCH.
the twice-a-lueek News show story
UNDER THE CROSS.
[Original.1 i weess, perhaps months. A passage
Ell piatt was having a hard time to from one spiritual hemisphere to an-
make a viT He went from house other may be accomplished In a frac-
make «<- tlon of a seeond. As Eli looked up at
Felix Powell, the negro con-
vioted of the murder of the Con-
ditt family, was hanged at Victo-
ioria, Texas, Wednesday, The
xurdcr3 were among the most
atrocious ever recorded.and weri
committed in September, 1905.
T. P. Gore, the blind orator of
Lawton, Okla,, who is a candi-
date for United States senator,
and E. G, McAdams, candidate
lor Attorney General, will ad-
dress the people of Madill in the
interest of their candidacy Tues-
day night, April 9. Como out
ana hear them.
A head-end collision occurred
•n the M. K. & T. railway near
Fort Worth, Monday, in which
ix trainmen whoso homes were
in Deiiison lost their lives. The
wreckage, which it is said was; , ..
pit.d ,0,., feet high, ought fir* £?' .°,T
Important Contest Decision
Messrs Hardy & Franklin of
this citv have been advised that
in Chickasaw Contests Nos. 197
and 124fi, John B. Jacobs, con-
testant vs. Rosie Townsley, by
her mother and natural guardian
Phoeby Townsley, Contestee, the
the Secretary of the Interior has
reversed the decisions of the
commission to the Five Civilized
Tribes and the Honorable Com-
missioner of Indian Affairs and
awarded the lands in controvesy
to the contestee. This is the sec-
ond reversal this firm has secur-
ed recently, envolving important
law points. In these cases just
decided by the Secretary of the
Interior, the Department over-
ruled tha prior holdings in the
cases that a court claimant who is
finally rejected has the right to
oonvy title to improvements up-
on lands subsequent to the filing
of a citizen thereon, and held
that the court claimant in these
cases could not make a transfer
subsequant to the contestee's fil
ing create thereby a preference
right in the contestant to defeat
the title obtained by contestee's
The value of chairs Is strictly rela-
tive. Enormous prices have been paid
for chairs In recent years, notably the
(100,000 for a set of half a dozen
Louis XIV. chairs upholstered in
Gobelin tapestry, originally made for
Marie Antoinette. Even this price,
however, was exceeded by sums paid
for three of the Hamilton palace
chairs, one of which brought $3,000. A
most valuable and historical inter
esting suite of furniture Is that which,
more than a century age, was present-
ed by Warren Hastings to Tlppoo Sa-
hib, and which was purchased at the
Londesborough sal# for $5,000. The
suite consisted of a card table and
sofa, two small cabinets and four arm-
chairs, all of solid Ivory most exquis-
itely carved. But probably the most
costly chair in the world Is one of the
treasures of the shah of Persia. It
Is of solid gold, thickly encrusted
with diamonds, rubies, pearls and sap-
phires. Its value is estimated to be
W. G. DRAPER.
C. H. THOMES.
For County Judge—
I. O. LEWIS.
J. W. FALKNER.
D. L. (Dave) FAULK.
JIM BOUNDS, JR.
W. H. EVANS.
JNO. I. WEBB.
For County Clerk—
W. C. CAMPL'ELL.
M. B. LANING.
CHAS. B. McMAHAN.
For County Treasurer—
W. F. GRIME3.
R. L. STIFF.
For Tax Assessor—
EDMOND G. BEAM.
For Justice of the Peace of
cinct No. 1—
J. R. HEARN.
For County Commissioner—
GEO. W.McMILL AN.
Of McMillan. Ind. Ter.
For Constable of Holford Town-
G. W. SCRIBNER,
Of Powell, Marshall Co.
to house selling any little article he
could get a dealer to trust htm with,
and his life was passed principally In
looking In at doors which were slam-
med in his face. One day, receiving
no answer to his ring at a handsome
residence, he tried the knob, opened
the door and wnlked In. Hearing no
sound, he reconnoltered as far as tho
second story, from a back window of
■which he saw a woman In the yard
hanging up clothes. The premises had
evidently been left in her care. Pull-
ing open a bureau drawer, he saw a
box and, opening the box, a small for-
tune In Jewels.
The human mind Is capable of great
deliberation in a very small space of
time. Ell riatt's certainly was. He
had never stolen or robbed. Indeed,
be had calculated the chances of such
methods and knew tbey were decided-
ly against dishonesty. The goods were
usually recovered, and the thief went
to state prison. Piatt concluded to
take the Jewels, hide tliem, suffer the
consequences of the theft and when a
free man again recover the treasure
and take a good long comfortable rest.
He decided and acted deliberately, not
on the usual Impulse of a thief.
That night he took the Jewels to a
block on which the only building was
a brick Junkshop. Somebody had once
taught him to find the north star by
the pointer stars, so he took thirty,
steps from the northwest corner of the
Junkshop toward the north star, stop-
ped and, with a rusty shovel he found
outside the Junkshop, dug a hole and
burled his treasure.
He had been seen coming away with
the Jewels and when they were missed
was arrested, identified and sent to the
Seven years later Ell Piatt, Just dis-
charged, sauntered by the block where
he had burled the Jewels. A number
of buildings had been erected; but, for-
tunately for Ell, he recognized the Junk-
shop, though It was now used for a
feed store. He looked toward the
spot where he had buried his treasure
and saw that It was covered by the
rear end of a chapel. The roof of this
end was rounded up to a point, on
which was a cross.
If bis mind was capable of delibera-
tion. It was also capable of calling up
pictures. As he looked at the cross
he saw an old woman kneeling at
an nllar. She was his mother. Then
he saw himself toddling along by her
side to church, later his confirmation.
And now the traasuro he had taken
from another and had suffered seven
long years to possess was sheltered by
a sacred temple guarded by the holy
emblem of the cross.
Life, like the world. Is of two hem-
ispheres. To pass from one earthly
hemisphere to another may require
what as a child he had been taught
to reverence It occurred to him that
It had been placed over his treasure
that no hand should profane It. J or
what purpose? To save his soul. By
whom? She who had Ion? passed to
her heavenly home—his mother.
In a twinkling he was changed. In
a twinkling that which In prison he
had looked forward to longingly, count-
ing the days between him and Its pos-
session, had become only a means by
which he might be rescued from evil.
Going to the front of tho chapel, he
found the doors open and entered.
There was the stillness of a house of
worship when no services were being
held. Several people were kneeling be-
fore tho altar. He went forward and
dropped on his knees.
Long he stayed Immovable, his head
bowed upon his breast. He was think-
ing of the old woman who took him to
church when he was a little boy—bow.
doubtless, she had waited while he
was In prison for this moment, how
she had Interceded for him and how In
the Inscrutable ways of tho heavenly
hosts all this had been brought about.
Beside the altar was a boothi shielded
by a curtain in which a priest was
hearing confession. When the con-
fessor came out Eli Piatt entered and
told the priest the story of his theft,
his endurance for Its final possession
and where he had burled his treasure.
The next day the priest conducted
the chief of police and a party of work-
men to the cellar of the chapel. Tak-
ing up the cement floor, they dug In
the earth, and a few feet under the
surface directly beneath the cross they
found a box of Jewels. They were sent
to their rightful owners.
A few days after their return the
yrlest sent for Eli Piatt and told him
that a lady who had been the possessor
of what he had stolen had been so
pleased at getting her property again
that she had sent him a present of
$500. Eli declined to touch a cent of it.
"It all belongs to me, not as a thing to
be converted Into money, but as a key
by which my better nature has been
unlocked. It was kept for me by my
old mother In heaven, who put this
chapel and the cross over It that I
might find it to work a miracle on my
Eli Piatt, though a converted man.
though his conscience Is far tenderer
than that of millions of his brothers, re-
mains an ex-convlct, and as such his
road is more thorny than before. But
there is no temptation for him to at-;
tempt to ameliorate his condition by
dishonesty, ne Is waiting for release,
for a different reward, in the herenfter.i
Is he not nearer than his fellows o
that Christianity when to be a Chris-
tian meant martyrdom?
FRANK P. CHENEY.
and burned, and at least one man
-jra9 burned that was otherwise
The MoAlester demoorats have
•loscd the door against the negro
in city politics, adopting the fol-
lowing platform: "We accord to
tfce negro full and fair opportuni-
iy to earn a living, io acquire
property and protect it, but we
are unalterably opposed to his
participation in our city affairs
and we denounce all manner of
political affiliation with his race."
claimant was not rejected at the
time of contestee's filing.
ISUKKK A.Yes, I Have Found'it
Found what? Why that Chamber
lains Salve cures eczema and all man-
ner of itching of the skin. 1 have been
afflicted for many years skin disease-
I had to get up three or four times
every night and wash with coid water
to allay the terrible itching, but since
using this salve in December, 1905,
the itching has stopped and has not
troubled me.- Elder John T. Ongley.
Kootville, Pa For sale by all druggist.
Walking along a road In the re-
mote west of Ireland, two tourists
were passing one of the cottages, or,
as they are better known in the coun-
try, "cabins," of the peasantry. This
particular "cabin" wns even a more
than usually dilapidated specimen of.
Its class, and the chimney, consisting
mainly of the remains of an old top
hat, presented a comical, If pathetic,
Tipping his friend a wink, one ot
the tourists accosted a youth who was
sitting contentedly on a fence.
"I say my boy," he said, "does that
chimney draw well?"
"Shure, thin, It does," was the
prompt reply; "It draws the notice o'
iverey fool that passes by!"
Not the New England Variety.
"O! they're real swell people," said
the Chicago man; "an old 'Mayflower
family,' I believe."
"You mean their ancestors cam*
over in the Mayflower?" asked the vis-
itor from the East.
"O! no. I mean they made their
money in 'Mayflower Hams;' oldest
brand o' Hams in this section."
Bacon—You say Qrafton is
Egbert—He certainly Is."
Bacon—But I understand his busi-
ness methods are questionable; why
then call him a successful man?
Egbert—Because he' kept out oi
Jail ao tar.
A Woman Tells How to Relieve
I have been a very great sufferer from
the dreadful disease, rheumatism, for
a number of years. I have tried many
medicines but until two years ago,
when I bought a bottle of Chamber-
lain's Pain Halm. I found relief before
I had used all of one bottle, but kept
on applying it and soon felt like a new
woman. Through my advice many of
my friends have tried it and can tell
you how wonderfully it has worked.—
Mrs. Sarah A. Cole, 140 S. New St.,
Dover, Del- Chamberlain's Pnin Balm
is a liniment. The relief from pain
whicb it affords is alone worth many
times its cost. It makes rest and sleep
possible. For sale by all druggists.
Do some people a favor and
they expect to keep up the good
work until the undertaker gets
either you or them.
"PneismoRiii's Deadly Work
had so seriously affected my right
lung,"writes Mrs. Fannie Connor, of
Rural Rout 1. Georgetown, Tenn.,
"that 1 coughed continuously night
and day and the neighbors' prediction-
consumption—seemed inevitable, un-
til my husband brought home a bottle
of Dr. King's New Discovery, which
in my case proved to be the only real
cough cure and restorer of weak, sore
lungs." When all other remedies ut-
terly fail, you may still win in the
battle against lung and throat troub
les with New Discovery, the real
cure. Guaranteed by all druggist. 50c
and $1,00. Trial bottle free-
It takes a woman to sympathize
with her friends in a manner that
is oalculated to produce a feeling
of general uneaeiness.
For Sale—Two houses and lots
in Madill, I. T. No agency fee
to be paid. For further particu-
lars see or write T. J. Guy, care
Twice-a-Week News, Madill, I.T.
TO THE PUBLIC!
We will give you lower prices on all kinds
of general blacksmithing, including horse-
shoeing than any other shop
Mills Harris the only man in town toat can
GUARANTEE satisfaction in black-
and machine work.
We Are Still Doing Business at the Same
Old Stand and Solicit Your
Machine Work, Wood, Wagon and Carriage
Work and Painting.
We have every appliance for first-olass workmanship.
Come to see us and you shall have our best service.
TBUI-TT & GLENN
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