Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Muskogee, Indian Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 12, Ed. 1 Sunday, September 4, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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MI'HKOUKK PHOENIX, SUNDAY MORNING, BEPTK.MIIER 4, l 04.
Che (TDusUoocc phoenix.
CLARENCE B. DOUGLAS. Editoi
We want that wireless telegraph station.
The rout of Kuropatkln somehow reminds us of the
The "fleery staple" Item Is being worked a trifle over-
time by some of the pencil pushers.
"Special by Wireless Telegraph," will soon take the
place of "From Our Own Correspondent ou the Spot."
The campaign has opened in earnest in Missouri and
the heavy artillery of both parties brought on the first
fifth what the Indian Territory children Justly deserved,
and in the second place the bill appropriating the pitiful
sum should have provided for its expenditure towards
education of white children only. Every single dollar
of that money and much more should have been given
to the education of the white children, for they needed
it and the citiaen children did not. In the very places—
the communities where no Indian children reside, where
the need of schools were more apparent than elsewhere
- -there will be none.
"This condition of affairs, now prevailing in the rural
districts of the Indian Territory, wher< the people can-
not tax their own property for schools, is appalling. It
is a downright shame and everlasting disgrace to the
American government and its administration of affairs in
the Indian Territory. More than a hundred thousand
young boys and girls, many now near maturity, growing
up without a single advantage to make good citizens
save that is given them by their parents, and wben it
comes to education parents are not to be trusted. Laws
j must be made and enforced, compelling parents to edu-
cate their children, and that must be done through pub-
lic school system laws.
"The pitiful sum of a hundred thousand dollars ap-
propriated to educatfe more than a hundred thousand
children, something less than a dollar to the child.
"The parents of these communities must no longer
depend upon government aid. They must get together
anil maintain schools separate from this measly, farce
: attempt of the government to run a school system in the
■ Indian Territory.'"
We may now expect a statement from Mr. Taggart
that Tom Watson is in the employ of the Republican
No one will accuse the Indian Citizen of being disloyal
I to the Indian, and the following from that excellent pa-
per on the subject of the removal of the restrictions, will
Geo. W. Peck has been nominated for governor of,be read wi,h much Interest:
Wisconsin by the Democrats,
edition of Peck's Bad Boy.
Now look out for another
Quick action by the Chamber of Commerce will secure
for Muskogee a wireless telegraph station, and that's the
wav the Chamber of Commerce acts.
• WIRELESS TELEGRAPH.
The De Forest Wireless Telegraph Company is build-
ing a station at Sedalia, and has just purchased ground
at Kansas City for a station there, and the cqmpany an-
nounces that commercial business will soon be accepted
at either of the places named, and also St. Louis.
The De Forest company owns the American patents
and is rapidly covering the United States, and all the
United States warships, with its system with not a frac-
tion of the blowing which other companies have done.
The fact that the United States government has accepted
the system is a guarantee of its success.
From Sedalia to Muskogee appears to be about the
right distance for another station; then, say, Dallas, Gal-
veston (for the Gulf), and on into Mexico toward the
"We have always opposed the removal of restrictions
from Indian lands, thinking that if the Indian was turned
loose with his privilege to sell his land, he would be
totally at the mercy, and in the hands of the "grafters."
A few days ago the matter was presented to us from a
different standpoint and we were boldly accused of hav-
ing fallen into the hands of the "grafters." The charge
we denied with all the spirit justified. We must admit
the plausible grounds of the matter as presented. Our
informant states that it is the land grafter, who is in-
tensely interested in and fighting the removal of re-
strictions for the following reasons* The land com-
panies. grafters, sharks of what ever called, are now in
control of thousands of acres of the Indians' surplus
lands, controlling and handling them under a lease
system. If these companies had to pay for that land
now they could not do so and pay the Indians a reason-
able. much less market value. Their lease system gives
them the time to make the money on the lands and to
pay a ridiculously low price and rent. We are reliably
informed that these companies, in many instances, con-
trol all the surplus land of one Indian for $50 a year
Many of them run general merchandise houses and fur-
From the statements made, it appears that $10,000 D'8h t0 these Indians 8UppHes ch*rSin* a stiff price for
or less will establish a station covering a distance which 1 g°°ds and ten cent ,nterest on the money invested
cannot be covered by wire for manv times that sum.
By the time the first year expires the Indian will owe
In conversation with President Hopkins, of the Cham-
the company and have to sell the one-fourth of his land
ber of Commerce, in regard to the matter, that gentle- jt0 them Thls Pr°Ce8S ls rePeated fr™ >'<*r to year
until the Indian has only his homestead left.
"This class of speculators would be ruined if the re-
man stated that steps would be taken looking to the es-
tablishment of a wireless station in Muskogee; that it
was his intention to place the matter before the Cham-
ber of Commerce and to correspond with the De Forest
company in regard to establishing a station here.
If there is a hobby the Phoenix delights to ride at all
times, it is Rural Schools. On thiS most important ques-
tion Arch McGill in the Wapanucka Press, has the fol-
"It is announced that the hundred thousand dollars
appropriated by Congress for schools in the Indian Ter-
ritory will not near meet" the urgent demands for schools
in the rural districts, and as a consequence many white
children residing in communities where but few Indians
live must go without the advantages of education.
"In the first place the appropriation was about one
strictlons were removed. This system puts the Indian
truly into the grafters' grip and makes a sale of land,
not only possible, but almost sure at a low value. Re-
verse th'is, remove the restrictions from the adult In-
dian's surplus, and a ready sale to reliable parties, with
sharp competition in prices would be the result. The
intermarried citizens and freedmen are now exempt from
restrictions, and many of them need guardians as bad as
the fullblood Indian. Since the adult Indian will persist
in leasing his lands and falling into the land company
power he would not suffer. On the other hand, if he
could sell it at a good price and at once he might be
stimulated to invest the full amount to an advantage
We would be glad to have communications on this sub-
ject from leading men. If the Indian could sell he
would be surrounded by a better class of people who
buy land and build homes."
THE OLD GARRISON.
(Fort Gibson is next to the oldest
military post west of the Missis-
sippi river, established in 1818 )
The sun is winking in the west,
The wind is hushed and still.
And silently the *waters run
Beneath the somber hill;
The sky is azured o'er with hues,
Reflecting scenes below—
Metblnks it wore the self-same face
Some ninety years ago.
The aid stone buildings, so lonely
With moss and ivy crowned;
No sound is heard within the walls,
For Bilence reigns there now;
The place seems dreary to the eye,
And fills the heart with pain,
To think of thousands who lived here
Shall never speak again.
I listened half in hope to hear
The trooper's trumpet blow,
And hear the tramp of horses feet
Come from the plain below;
But not a sound came to my ear,
Save sighing of the breeze
Among the ruins of the past.
And 'mid the forest trees.
Methinks I hear the revelry
Come from the halls within—
Neighing of the steeds without,
And voices of the men;
But ivy clings to the dull walls,
And all is quiet and still,
And those who occupied these halls,
Are sleeping on the hill.
And men of fame who on6e ruled
Where are their laurels now?
Gone with the ruins of the past,
Since all to death must bow;
Some sleep in distant climes abroad,
Some with the soldier dead,
Where "glory guards with solemn
The bivouac of the dead!"
But life come? to these gloomy
There is a change at last,
And memories of the present
Are mingled with the past;
Scenes are beautiful as of old,
And romance clings there still,
But the Muskogee Country Club
Now rules Old Garrison Hill.
(J. S. Holden, in Ft. Gibson Post.)
Fearful Odds Against Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute.
Such, in brief was the condition of
an old soldier by name of J. J. Hav-
ens, Versailles, O. For years he was
troubled with Kidney disease and
neither doctors nor medicines gave
him relief. At length he tried Elec-
tric Bitters. It put him on his feet in
short order and now he testifies, "I'm
on the road to complete recovery."
Best on earth for Liver and Kidney
troubles and all forms of Stomach
and Bowel Complaints. Only 50c.
Guaranteed by all druggists.
Miss Lucy H. Sanson, teacher of
Piano, will open her studio—309
South Sixth street, Monday, Septem-
ber 19 th. During the summer
months Miss Sanson has been study-
ing Piano and Theory with the best
of teachers in Chicago, besides tak-
ing a special Normal course at the
Bush Temple of Music m that city.
Pupils may arrange for lessons after
The old city hall, building. Would
make fine rooming or boarding
Room 17, Carolina block.
WITH THE SHEARS.
Love is blind, especially to its own
With pugilists it's a case of jab1
Ambition and contentment never
travel in double harness.
A little knowledge is generally pa-
raded with a brass band.
Even a wheelbarrow won't acconi-j
plish anything unless It is pushed to
The young man with his first swal-
low-tail coat feels like a bird.
No man has ever become cele-
brated for diplomacy who has no,
When there's a black sheep in the
family every effort Is made to keep
Many a man tnkes more pride in
his ancestors than in making a name
Don't put off until to-morrow the
things you can get some one else to
do for you to-day.
The restauranteur will soon be
demonstrating that a sparrow in the
hand is worth two reedbirds in tht
At the Concert.
Ida How did your Uncle Hiram
enjoy the classical programme?
May—Not at all. Why, I wore
out a shoe prompting him when to
Lifelong Puzxle for Men.
He—There are two periods in a
man s life when he doesn't under-
stand a woman.
She—What are they.
He—Before he's married and af-
ter he's married.—From Ally Sloper.
The Massachusetts man who was
fined for kicking a cat should rather
have been commended for his ath-
letic skill and quickness of action in
having accomplished such a remark-
able feat. -Denver Post.
Another Way to <iet Credit.
Thompson -1 say, how is it that
Jameson has unlimited credit in all
Jackson—Oh, that was the result
of a little game that was put up by
the help of his wife. She had 1t re-
ported around that stie married him
for his money, and naturally it took,
for it was hard to conceive why she
should marry him for any other rea-
son -Boston Transcript.
Taking a Straw Vote.
Canvasser—Who is Mr. Henpeck
going to support?
"Has she any bad habits?"
I should say so; she's got the
worst dressmaker in town.''
On the Wing.
Mr. Stanley Spencer recently made
two airship ascents from Hanley
Flower Show, and his majesty, the
king, paid a flying visit to Sandrlng-
What Could He Do?
Tommy Mamma, my feet hurt in
these new shoes.
Mamma—My dear, you have them
on the wrong feet.
Tommy Hut, mamma, i have no
other feet - Philadelphia Record.
"1 11 just give the inhabitants of
this burg something in the way of
I novelty," said he.
1 "I won't call it the 'Royal,' nor the
, Empire," nor yet the 'Imperial.' I'll
, Mist cail It the 'Plain American,' by
Free—with every purchase of $10
or more at "The O. R.," will be given
One TICKET to WALLACE BROS.
Circus FREE. THE O. R. One
price to all.
O. H. Farley leaves this morning
for Wilson Rock, where he goes to
disinter the remains of Sam Hous-
ton's Indian wife, which will be
buried in the National cemetery at
Fort Gibson to-morrow.
See Print le for wali paper
Board by Week,
406 WEST BROADWAY,
Fall 9 son is here an>' your at.t*>n
tior is i*ail«d to ur «up- rt> iir-p n< F- M
a-irl Wimer Suitings. Perfect fit
Tailor and Draper
Kodol Dyspepsia Cure
Dipfl ts you oat.
Stop and Consider
Did you ever think about the splendid oppor-
tunities for investment in Muskogee Real
Estate. If not, get your thinking cap on and
make tracks for the S. A. Douglas Realty Co.
211—Lot 50x150, 8-room residence, three
blocks of Katy hotel. Terms, $500
cash, balance monthly $ 2,650 00
210—Bran new 5-room cottage, cabinet
mantel, large back fine lot—price only 1,700 00
207—Lot 61x116,3-room houseon Cheorkee, 1,350 00
206—Lot 110x273, elegant 7-room two storv
house, close in on Cherokee, terms easy 3,500 00
205—Lot 50x140, 2-room house, just south
of Kendall 750 00
204—Lot 50xl4o. elegant new cottage on
Court M.. just West of Fifth street, is
a snap, only 2,100 00
203—Lot 50x140, new 4-room cottage, on
Dayton street 7,250 00
202—Lot 60x129, elegant 5-room cottage 1,800 00
196—50x140, 3-room house,South Fifth St., 1,000 00
198—Lot 86x221, 6-room residence close in,
C. street 1,800 00
204—Bran new 6-room cottage, with city
water, electric lights, fine barn and
servant's room. Lot 100x200, West
Broadway 1 4,000 00
203—Elegant 8-room residence, steam heat,
fine cistern, four blocks from Katy
hotel, only 4,000 00
183—Elegant 5-room cottage, city water,
electric lights and barn, close in on C.
street, only ; 2,650 00
193—3-room cottage, lot 100x112, S. Main, 950 00
109—Elegant 8-room modern residence, fine
neighborhood, a fine home, only 4,500 00
44—5-room house, lot 255x182 3,000 00
43—6-room house, tine *hade, good barn, lot
214x160 2,500 00
We can sell you a home on any terms
you may desire. Call and see us, we
will take pleasure in showing you the
very best bargains in the citv.
159—Lot 105x176, two 5-room houses, cor.
Cherokee and Cincinnati renting for
$30.00, only 4,000 00
154—5-room cottage, Elgin and North front, 2,000 00
152—Two bran new 5-room cottages, corner
Court and Div. Boulevard, each 2050 00
212—341 front feet on Thirteenth street,
cor. Emporia, price per front foot $12 50
219—100x165 feet, splendid residence 1,050 00
208—Fine lot cor. Ninth and Broadway,
north front, only 20 00
195—371x250, South Main, a bargain,only 10 00
190—Lot 2, block 260 2 75
186—Lot 60x140 on C. street, just north cor.
Dayton, only 15 00
184—Lots 9 and 10,block 115, 3-room house
cor. Eighth and Georgetown, only 6 50
177—Lot 15, block 115, a bargain, only 8 00
172—\\ hole block 112, prettiest residence
block in city, set with fine shade trees. 12.50
212—Souih half of block 105 at 12 50
170—100x270, cor. Court and Div. Boule-
vard, only 19 00
168—2C0x200 cor.W. Broadway and 17th St. 6 50
214—255 front feet on Dayton, close to C.
street, only 10 00
160—300 front feet, E. side B. and Dayton, 10 00
145—Lots 5, 7, and 11, block 259 3 00
145—Lot 7, block 131 3 00
144—Lots 3, 5, 9 and 11, block 257 6 00
143—Lots 12 and 13, block 218 3 50
143—Lot 14. block 21* 4 50
128—All of bloeR 113, only 2,500 00
193—44 1-2x100 front feet, ju>t north of
Indianola building $ 170 00
191—70x104, corner L)enison and Fourth,
at, per front foot 40 00
194—107x103, corner Court and Fourth
street, price per front foot 70 00
11—60 front feet, corner Third and Court at
per front foot 200 00
133—55 front feet on corner Okmulgee and
Times street, per front foot 225 00
137—45 front feet just south corner Main .
and Okmulgee, per front .foot : 200 00
181—50 front feet, 50 feet from corntfr of'
Second and Court, per foot 05 00.
181—50 front feet, 50 feet from corner, of
Main and Court, per foot 65 00
184—66 front feet adjoining Oklahoma
Building, per front foot .. 235 00
185—112 front feet on South Main street,
ju r south of Okmulgee, u snap, per front ft. ]00 00
198—110 front feet Corner Fourth and D«u-
k°.0 ' - .* 5,000 00
199—207 front fett West Broachvay. a sn p,
per front foot w. * 200 00
200—175 feet fronting Depot Park between
Thini and Fotrt-th, tile sntip of the city, at •
per frotrt foot " 25 00
205—80x80. corner Okmulgee and Chero-
kee, at a BAHOAIJf.
S. A. DOUGLAS REALTY CO.
REAR FIRST NATIONAL BINK, MUSKOGEE, I. T.
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