The Woodward News. (Woodward, Okla.), Vol. 3, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, November 27, 1896 Page: 2 of 4
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The Nltkwneo ( upltul Bgure* It ont
«>lll Im> no nhitehood for
BY MARION HAifsLAH!
The coming lejftvUitur*>
will rrpral the fu. ion law with grtml ! thai there
I yearn In l&ht for Oklahoma.
A Manchenter, K-ffUod. «... h.K Tom Ker^o and John
written K> Arnica for a copy of Frank j p a fight in |. in,; ^un.y thU^..r
tlroer'n "Sara'. American •chool." H«at la enoonraging to the whole terri
Kverv oneo in a while an Oklahoma torJ'-
fanner trie, the experl •t.cat of feeding , Then, i. a man ^ « Oklahoma
i cotton-M«d meal to hi* liotf. an.l «ome | City who could tell the New \„rUl Her
, ap** of the ■tand-p'p" „p hopk i aid a thing or two about Uanr, Scott.
amu indian tmwtokv
lraaed for adrer-
A I'awnee county '
Otto lleckmeycr gue *od cloaer what
- - . •*.« ""tl rnln"1 " '•""P1""' rleV'; i Flynn', majority "in I-If an county
KaU>a.i*e prairie Are. ha e bee fond phjr.lolan. for roalpractleo and , )>r than „nv other man there.
. i... .. Imrn nnrt OJ ' . .
the northern part of th(1 jury guvc her nothing.
Lincoln la.t week. i Arrangement* arc lieing made for
The tea< her* of the Territory will j t])e eroction of a cotton need oil mill In
hold llialr annual meeting at OklaHo- count]-. It U climated that
ma City the l *t four day. of the year | p|nnj vrlll oo.t 990,000.
The Okla. fellow* who are hunting J An Oklahnan paper aay. that nnlc*
for nail.ted federal .imp* aliould not * )(B |avy f„r the court exponae. pro>e
forget the uruiv puyma.ter gold mine. | [nll(ie<|iiate. .IHidge Keaton will clear
The weather report ahnwa that .ioce j llp lhc ,,„cket there In another term.
would be than any
■nil won a box of cigar, on It.
The I .mine hotel at the Otoe agency
woa de. troy ad by Are Thnr*«l«y night.
l.ou about Many of the guests
Imrely eacaped with their Uvea.
t'u.ter county wa. fortunate in mit
ing the taa roll, for tliia year. When
the Are in the court hou e wa* dlwov-
red the clerk'. oUtec **« burat in and
1 there ha. been a deflelenejr 1 , (no fieinocratle paper lu Oklahoma (1)8 t>s carr|ej out. Notlilni
in the rainfall at Oklahoma City of | imUU that tlx- ma.Hago which Ilryan (|h
10.70 Inches. I Kent to McKinlcy congmtulatlng him
Despite McKlnley'. election the an- ! vv„ never .ent; that Ilryan never wrote
nnal autumn proecwion of schooners j lt. that It wa. a fake, paid for by Mark
back to the Wives' folk. In Kunsns can ||BnUn
be .een in oklahoma again. | A Norman man who heard sorae-
•lennlsnn McClure, charged with kill thing crerpn." l«ut hi. hay mow hiir-
injr Joa I'a til at Paul's Valley in IMS. I rledly ran to the ho c and procuring
wa. acquitted in the Indian dlatrictj hi. revolver, charged op into the oft
court at Tlahmlngo. Thumlay. to fin.l that the creeping noise bad
Thev are claiming at Wa.hlngton j been made by a lonely hen.
that the Indiana in Oklahoma voted in The fight >n tireer county on clec-
They sav the Indian Hon day betircen citiwna of Mangum
• and Mexican borne thieve., resulted in
' the recovery of thirty head of stolen
horses. One Mexican waa killed. The
horse, were atolen near Trinidad,
agent, ao reported. Thla i. uot true.
Jack Wright of the Oklahoma base-
ball eluh la now .uing the Oklahoma
City baseball association for his board.
The ease has hcen on trial the past
O.i one Oklahoma linllot the voter
wrote: "I don't know how to vote
till, ballot, but 1 wunt to vole the Re-
publican ticket straight. Fix It tip
yourself." It waa counted a. "show-
ing the intention of the voter."
An Oklahoma prlaoner doing time at
1,011 von worth, In writing to a friend at
oklahoma City, among other thing*
say.: "Clyde Mattox I. in the library
and ia a thoroughly changed man. be-
ing a church member and u Christian.
At I'awnee William liuchanan and
wife were tried on a charge of whole-
rale introduction of whisky into the
Osage reservation and were found gull-
Keceotly delegates of the five civil-
ized tribes met at South McAlester mid
agreed to take their lauds in severalty
if a nnlon with Oklahoma were never
Many people In Oklahoma are glad
that statehood is so far away now.
They say it is better to have the na-
tional government pay the expensea of
running Oklahoma's laws.
Delegates representing the five civil-
lied tribes met at South McAlester
and passed resolutions in which they
agree to allot their lands, providing a
anion with Oklahoma is never formed.
There are more men after the United
States roarshnlship in Okla. than any
other position, and it has liecn practic-
ally settled for a year who was to have
It If the election went a certain way.
Some one is being badly fooled.
The Botkin family all got there: the
one running for governor in Wyoming,
the one for congressman at large from
Kansas, the other for the legislature
from Hutchinson, and the one after the
county office down in Oklahoma.
Both oil and gas have been struck at
a depth of 1.200 feet In the test wells
put down by the Standard Oil Company
east of the Sac and Fox agency. The
company has several thousand acres
leased and will at once procced to test
and develop the entire field.
J. W. Humes, a Texas cattleman
who came in from the Kiowa and Co-
manche reservations, reports that
prospectors in the Wichita mountains
have struck several rich finds within
the last ten days, lie says that one
party of three have easily worked
claims in a ravine where they are tak-
ing out $100 and $1.10 per day in free
fold. Another party has discovered
traces ol mines formerly worked by
the Indian police, who will undoubted-
ly attempt to drive all the prospectors
A. J. Harris, the well-known cattle
thief and outlaw, whose career was as
varied as it was long, entered a plea
of guilty to the charge of cattle steal-
ing. in 0. S. court at Atoka Saturday.
Whilo there would have been little
aiflteulty in establishing his guilt, the
plea came in the nature of a surprise
10 many who aie acquainted with Har-
ris. He is charged with numerous of-
tenses of this nature, and out of the
number he would no doubt hnve been
proven guilty, in event he had entered
a different pica. Judge Lewis senten-
ied him to u term of two years and a
half In the pen.
Jennie Metcalf, nee Stephens, was
arrested l y Deputy Marshal Holmes,
on the line of the Crrek Nation Tues-
day, for peddling whiskey to Indians.
Jennie has often been arrested charged
with this crime. A month ago Jennie
was released from the Boston Reform
school, where she had been sent by the
court for selling whiskey to Indians.
On her return she announced that she
was thoroughly reformed, and was
eager to get home to bring up her sis-
ters in the proper way. .Icnnie went
in n.ale attire for a year and says she
was on several raids with the Doolins.
She is an expert with the Winchester.
She is seventeen, and was married to
Metcalf at fifteen, from whom she has
A gentleman living near Noble, while
Jigging a well recently, dug up a pet-
•ified human face.
Oklahoma farmers are in good cir-
, v. The husband wa. sentenced ti
tieorge Myere, traveling by wagon v(Mjrs .„ Uie peniu.ntiary and to pay a
from Missouri to Texas, accidentally ^ of #JOO, Hll(1 lhe ,vi(e was fined .".o
shot himself while hunting near Cash- j ^ ^ ^ ^ b, d,y, jniL
,ng. the enthe load of a .hot gun en- | 4 ^ ^ hu jo() rw„ntlv
tcrlng his arm and tearing it away. , dmTt> of foree and a. he
lie bled to death before a doctor oould j lu 1 . .. K. „ ,
Two real tramp, hearing as
party" in liuthrie the other night,
took It in, and the hostess did not
catch on until she missed some silver-
ware the next day. As the Logan
county girl .aid: "Guthrie society is
a great joke,"
The Lillian Russell is the name of
some sort of engine exists near the
had a family dependent on him he was
much pitied by his friends who won-
dered how the man would live through
the winter. In a few day. he appear-
ed with a team and carriage which he
had purchased and has bought a lot
and is putting up a house on it 1!«
had saved his money.
The Creek council during the present
session passed n law which provides a
penalty of $100 fine and fifty lashes on
FIVE PERISH IN FLAMES
NEAR HAMILTON. MO.
111. of Their l.nvnl Ones
llAMtl.Tox. Mo., Nov. '.'I The resi-
dence of Snyder Neal, an old and
highly respected farmer living In
Davlcnx county about five miles north
of tills place burned Saturday night,
cremating five children. They are.
Carrie Neal, aged lltllattie Neal, aged
II; Willie Neill. a|(od 7; Clarence Neal,
aged .lulla Neal, aged X.
Mr. and Mr. NVul had a family r>f
eight children The youngest, a bnliy,
and the eldest, u lioy of 1.1. hud accoin-
jmulcd the. parent, to a dance nt the
house of a neighbor, about a mile
from their home line of the lx ehll-
■ Iron left at homo. N.ira. ai;od ti. wiveil
henelf by jumping 'pnn a second story
window. The other* were afraid to
jumpund pori.hci! In the ti
The children retired nt tlio u.nul
hour, and Iwlw in v and III o'clock
were awakened by the flam
sinokc. They rushed .lownstulr* only
to lind their way to the door blocked
by tire. Returning
th y threw a window up and Nora
jumped to the ground. She implored
the other, to hil'jw her. but they
dared not. A few minutes later llnttle,
overcome 11V smoke, fell out of the
nv with her younger brother In
her arum. Into the front doorway,
where the two perished within sight of
their parents, who, attracted by the
md rushed home to the rescue of
The l.idles of the other three chil-
ron. charred and burned beyond roe-
ignition, were found in the cellar,
after the fire had completed its work.
Little Nora Neal, 0 years of ago, the
.jnly one fortunate 1 liough to escape
from the burning building, told what
she could recollect of the horrible uf-
We all went upst;.irs to lie
. . •• . 'l ..iv.. h .
vicinity of Shawnee nnd Tecumseh. | jhe ^k to any citizen of the nation
though none of the papers of that 1 uho Rlm„ lu.r,.afU,r Klve employment
nelghlsvhood have ever taken the j (n non.cjtiy-eI)t or rent or lease land
trouble to explain just what The Lll- , or prorM,rty to utIyone not a citizen of
lian llusscll ia I of the nation. The act was approved by
A Guthrie roan who has tried Vicing ^ju, principal chief, but the supreme
ipported by the city and by the coun- | courl promptly knocked it out on the
ty and by begging has given up and ground „f unconstitutionality.
will go to work. "If they can't treat A mBn down ltl Logan county
me as well as they do some others," he TQte<j thig ticket: "Set your affect
said today, "I'll show them 1 can get | tions on things above and not on the
along without them." | things of the earth."—Col. 3:2
A Logan county boy prepared rnb- our conversation is in heaven from
bit snares in the woods by attaching j whenee also we look for tlio Savior
looped cords to the top of a bent sap- | tjle i<orj Jesus Christ."—I'hll.
ling. A man passing through the | booking for that blessed hope, und
woods beca«ne entangled in the trap. I ,he glorious appearing of the great
released it and escaped being hanged I (jfH| unj our Savior Jesus Christ,
by the merest chance. Titus 2:13. The judges were unile
If every man in the Indian Territory eided as to which one of the prosiden
will devote as much energy the next | tial candidates the man wished to vote
six months to the permanent improve- | for.
ment of something lis he has the last
six months to discussing politics, we
will guarantee the grentest season of
prosperity ever known. But the Lord
knows the won't do It.
The jury in the justly famous Saw-
yer-Stiles case Thursday went into
court at Oklahoma City with a verdict
for the plaintiff in the sum of $250
for lb® Murd.r «• I
Kansas City. Mo., Nov. SS.- Sheri#
llyuier of Clay county arrived In Kan-
sa. City yesterday morning al.nit l::tO
011 a Hannibal and St. Joseph freight
truln with Foley anil hurried with lilin
to the county jail, where Foley was
Us ikeil and assigned to a cell on th«l
lt wu. ju.t ten uiliiutc. before 1!
o'clock when Sheriff Hymer pushed
open the big door ut the jail. and. al-
lowing Foley to pass In before him,
This Is Williams. Foley, whom I
brought over from Liberty this morn-
lug. ami I want you to tuke pretty
it.kmi care of him. a. he lacharged with
hilling iii. mother."
Yesterday afternoon Foley', attor
ncy. ex-Senator II. F. Simrall. camo
from Liberty on a Hannibal freight
train and went direct to the jail,
where lie waa admitted to see hi.
■ Mr. Slinrnll stated that neither lit
nor Foley had u word to say for publi-
cation, and that silence would be ol>-
M-rved by both of thorn until aftar th#
SEVEN SEAMEN PERISH.
t rnlr-m Neil t lln(lnB to iii. kisl|l (
of m Wrvrki>if fetrttiu«*r.
Pill nt Akkxa. ill . Nov. '-'3.—The
t amer San Bonito, iMiimd from 'la*
linn t«> San Franclaoo, went unhore
ven miles nnrtli of Point Arena at I
clock yesterday morning. The
earner .truck on a sandbar and
i-oke in two. The San llonlto carried
forty-seven num. lloatswei-e lowered,
but one capsized Immediately with five
men lu It, fourof whom were drowned.
\nother boat, with four of the orew,
'apslced nine times, losing two men.
I'hree men, by heroie lueans, reached
shore, lhiyliglit found the rest of the
crew clinging to the rigging. Such a
heary sea Is running that It Is linpi sal-
to render assistance.
THE FIVE TRIBES' OFFER
INTERNATIONAL MEW AltOCIATION
the fire as we had been to'd to d •- 1
don't know how long I 1 ad been a-decp.
rmt I woke up and the house was all
in lire. « urric hurried lis all down-
stairs. but the door was on fire nnd we
could not tret out that way. so we came
back upstairs and tried to open the
window. The smoke came in my face
nnd 1 could hardly get my breath, nnd
the next thing 1 knew 1 was lying on
I halloaed and tried to get Carrie
and tlio laiys to jump out. and no oni
but Willie answered, and he suiil he
us afraid to jump."
The house was a story nnd n half
nine. The stove was in the room
under the chamber occupied by the
hlldrcn. The pipe passed through
the floor and Into a chimney upstairs
It is probable that tlje tire wa
started by the overheating of this pipe'
although nothing is ltnoivn positively
as to its origin, ami there are man}
who suspect incenilinrisni.
Mr. Neal, when he reached hisUuru
ing home und saw the horrible fat.- of
his loved ones, fell in a swoon and has
lieon a raving maniac since, unable to
walk or to utter a coherent sentence.
VOTE OF KANSAS.
Two women, who were walking dowL
the streets of a prominent Oklahoma
town, attracted considerable attention
without intending to. fine wns telling
in a very emphatic way what she wa
going to do to some fellow named
ear, if he didn't do the right tiling by
her. She seemed to very mad about
it and some bystanders became inter-
The trial began November 5 and was I ested. hoping Oscar would happen
submitted to the jury at midnight along so there would be a murder and
Wednesday, and Thursday they agreed | some excitement. The •thnr woman
as above. ' Rumor has It that the jury I listened Intently, putting in a word or
on the first ballot stood ten to two in two occasionally, whereupon the other
favor of giving the plaintiff a judg-1 woman would say: "Oh, yes,' and say
ment of $4,000. The second ballot a sentence over again. It was finally
showed eleven to one, and for two days ascertained that the woman was an act-
they hung thus. Yesterday afternoon ' ress and was saying her lines to tlic
they compromised on a verdict for j other woman. She had been speaking
g„.Q I a little louder than she intended to
l p on Die Quinn's range in Beaver that was alL
county is a "puncher" who docs a lit- Cotton in limited amount ought to
tie preaching occasionally. Here is an | be planted by every farmer In Oklalio-
extract from a recent sermon: "How ' ma. There is not a farmer who can
many of you's ready to die now with | not tend properly ten acres, without
omrt.l l laurr. Fleeter, .ml Giber-
Toi'KKA, Kan.. Nov. ■'1 The clUeial
tabulation of the vote of Kansas by the
secretary of state shows the following:
Total vote east, 340.1 CI: Republicans,
iWMl: middle-of-the-road Populists.
1,232; National Prohibitionists. 1U0;
democrats, l'-'iul.vl; Nationul Demo-
crab, 1,209: People's party. 4:.,ir.l;
Prohibitionists. 1.7 M. This gives bry-
an a plurality over Mckinley
of 12.100. The surprise of those totals
is the largeness Of the 1>, .noel..tic vote
and smallnc-ss of tlic l'eop c s party
vote Thousands of Popnlisls must
have voted the Democratic tie
dor to be sure that they we
for the right set <
being two Populist t
lot Two yea
onlv cast 20.0011 votes in ine siaie.
The total vote cast for governor was
-s ^ ikki loss than was oust for
president. ' l.ecdy r.puUst. ivo, ived I
yr Morrill, Kepubliean. 1 .*\l
Douthard. Naticmnl Prohibition '
ford. Independent l'rohil
behind McKlnley l
Tlie Allotment Proposition Sul nilllr«l
In llir Uanri Commission.
Vinita, i. T., Nov. 21.—The Indians
of all the tivt* tribes hnve entered into
a joint agreement to offer to surrender
their tribal autonomy for «5<>o per
eapita. to Ih« paid by the I nited States
to them immediately. This amount in
the aggregate would reach nearly $10,-
000,0011 and would lmikc the Indians
the richest community on the contl
nont. The fullbloods in the Interior
of the Indian country are still violent-
ly opposed to any changes whatever In
the present form of government.
UNITED BY PRUSSIC ACID.
An t'nknowo Couple 1'on.mll Sulrlde In
a North Dakota Hotel.
vallbv City, N. I).. Nov. 21.—A
man and woman registered at the
hotel here yesterday as Thomas Owens
and wife. New Uockford. This morn-
ing they wore found fully dressed hut
liotli dead, clasped in each other's
arms. I'russicacid had lieon taken
A note contained money for burial
nnd said: "Though separated in life
ivo are one in death. Make no in
qntries ns to us.''
INDICTED FOR BRIBERY.
.font Ire Ritchie, l. wjer Moran anil
llunlel Unity Involved at SI. .loarph.
St. .Ioskimi. Mo.. Nov. 20.—William
Ritchie, justice of the peace, James
Mornn. lawyer und ex-representative,
and Dnnicl Duffy, coal dealer, were in-
dicted by the grand jury yesterday for
bribing witnesses in the criminal court.
Other indictments were returned and
lire believed to be against other law
Opposition was futile, but Constance I
countenance waa «o downcast at the
prospect of the excuralon, that Edward
made a pretext, before going out, to
call her Into the adjoining alttlng-
rooro. "How have 1 forfeited my place
In your good grocea?" lie began. In
playfulness, that waa lost In earnest-
neaa before he finished lila speech. I
have tried to persuade myself that your
cold avoidance of me for weeks past,
gnd your rej.ct oa of my arrrhw whom
ever It Is possible for you to dispense
with them, was. In part, an unfounded
fancy of my own, and partly the re-
sult of your abaorpUon In the dear
duty that hns demanded your tlnie
and thoughts. I have begun lately to
have other feara- dreads lest I had un-
wittingly wounded or displeased you.
Ho mo the Justice to believe that, r
this be so, the otfenee was uneonacl
oua." . #
You have offered none-uone what-
ever!" Interposed Constance, with cold
emphasis "1 am sorry my manner has
given rise to such apprehensions.
That Is not spoken like the frank
slater of a month ago." said IMwanl,
retaining the hand ahc would have
withdrawn. "I will not release you
until you tell me what Is the shadow
upon the affection that waa to me moro
dear than any other friendship, and
which 1 dared hope was much to.you.
He. for one Instant, yourself, and tell
She waa very pale, but, In despera-
tion, she tried to laugh. ' You must
not call mo to account for my °olu
and actions nowadays, Edward. I think
sometimes that I am not quite sane.
I hnve gone through much suffering,
been the prey of imaginings that al-
most deprived me of reason, besides
enduring the real and present trial.
And heaven knows how unready I w
for It all!" .
"One word, my dear girl, and my In-
quisition Is over. Assure me honestly
and without fear of wounding me, have
you ever. In your most secret thought,
blamed me for the casualty which so
nearly widowed you? 1 did try. aB yon
can bear me witness, to dissuade him
whom we both love from the experi-
ment that cost him so dear. The Idea
that you may have doubted this has
pained me Inexpressibly."
"Dismiss the suspicion at once and
forever!" Constance looked steadily
Into bis face-and spoke calmly. "The
thought has never entered my mind.
I blame no one for my trouble—except-
Before she could divine hiB purpose
"You acknowledge this Instrument lo
be your latest will and testament, and
In token thereof, have act hereto your
signature and seal?" the lawyer waa
saying as the door swutiB noiselessly
ajar, and Constance alopj ed. unable to
advance or retreat.
Mr. Withers glanced nround when he
had given Ills assent. "Come In. my
dear," he said, quietly. "We shall soon
be through this little matter."
HE dropped Into
chair near the door,
her heart palpitat-
ing with force that
beat every drop of
blood from her
rbeeks. Borne sud-
den and awful
change must have
taken place while
she was out to call
for the presence of
these men. Her frame wns chill as
with the shadow of death, but the one
overpowering thought that smote her
was that her husband'* approaching de-
cease was the direct answer of an angry
Judge to her wicked outcry ngalnst her
fate and longings, to escape lt. In this
grisly shape waa the freedom to appear
for which she had panted. But she
knew that when the cnge was torn
down she would feel like a murderess.
She never forgot the ahort-llved horror
of that moment.
Mr. Withers dismissed his visitors
when the witnesses hnd affixed their
names to the will, and they bower,
themselves out, each noting, more or
less furtively, as he passed, the dilated
eyes and colorless face of the wife, and
drawing his own conclusions there-
She got up and walked totteringly
forward at her husband's gesture, lie
was no paler than when she left him,
nnd smiled more easily than was his
habit, when he noticed the signs of her
extreme nlarm. "I was afraid you
would be frightened If I talked In your
hearing of making my will," he said,
encouragingly. "To avoid this, I ar-
ranged that Mr. Hall should wait upon
me while you were driving. He was be-
hind his time, and your are back earlier
than I anticipated. I regret the meet-
ing only for your sake. l'erhapB It is
as well, however, that I should acquaint
you with some of the provisions of the-
instrument you saw In Mr. Hall's
"Please do not! I cannot bear to
hear or speak of It!" protested Con-
Ainoiig English people of fashion
there are signs of accewMitlon In the bi-
cycle oruie. Ureal entliu la ro marked
the taking up of tho wheel nd
wild oyer It because It was tho
proper thing, not liecanseof any real
The per capitn coat of living in New
South Wales Is '.be highest In the
world, being neurly W00 per head per
annum. In thn United Kingdom it la
■bout flflO. In the I'nlted Statea 1170,
and In Canada 1130.
It la reported that millennial I
are all the go at Budapest. They are
made of light-colored cloth, covered
with a diagonal pattern made of lhe
repetition of the figure* 1000.
The original manuscript of the Doolc
of Monnan Is now In the possession of
Ueorgo Sell welch, of Richmond. Kay
county, Mo. It I* valued at 1100,000.
At tlio beginning of the century
Philadelphia bad nearly 10,000
Inhabitants ihnn Now York.
nres were "0.2-'S and OO.tHti.
Estimates of the amount of fold ob-
tained by the miners from the Yukon
placers this year vary from 1100.000 to
TO Ct'HK A rol.n IN ONI! DAT.
Tulm f.a,atlve llrnmo yulnlae Tablets. All
Druifglsiarefund lhe money If ti tails loeure.tto
Every wouiun who has fallen off In
her look* hns an Indistinct idea that
alaving for tome man '
Edward had put h.sartn over her aunce theatartlng to her eyes.
your boots on? Where'd you be to
breakfast? Don't any of yon drunken,
swearin', figlitin', blaspheming, gamb-
ling, thieving, tin-horn coflin-paint ga-
loots look at me ugly because I know
ye. I've been through the drive.
You're all in-your sins. You know a
fat, well-cared-for, thoroughly brand-
ed steer when you see one and you can
assistance, except in picking. A farm
er with a large family of boys and girls
will need no assistance in picking. We
do not believe that any farmer ought
to plant more than he and his family
can cultivate without hired help. A
dive/sity of cropB requiring attention
at different periods: so that the fanner
can attend to his crop without hired
tell whose it is and where it belongs, j help is the only successful way to farm.
re is a man that owns iU There
u place for it to go. There's a law to
protect Hut where's the maverick—
what it that? You'r all mavericks and
worse. The maverick has no brand on
him He goes bellering about until
somebody takes him in. Hut you
whelps, you've got the devil's brand on
you. You've got his lariat around you.
He lets you have rope now, but he will
draw you when he wants fire-wood."
In Pawnee county the Republican
candidate for treasurer splurged into
office by jnst two votes majority.
That fakir at Perry who has a child I sured.
in the Osage country eaten by hogs j 4 1
There is a preacker in Oklahoma
lamed Testament. The only time he
■vas ever read was when a few parish-
oner* endeavored to read him out of
About three hundred men are
ployed in the United States Survey of
the Indian Territory.
Ths sheriff of Noble county is said
to ewe his election to Dick Plunkctt.
If lie does, Dick is probably aware of
A board of trade has been organized
it Muskogee, L T.
The Agricultural and Mechanical
ecilo&e opened thia year with an en-
roll-Bent of 68 students with daily ad-
A big wheat crop occasionally makes a
farmer some money, but three years
out of four he loses. The farmer who
makes the money is the one who sells
a little wbent, a few bales of cotton
few fat hogs, a beef occasionally and
poultry, eggs and butter. It a a pleas-
anter way to farm and Is much more
profitable than the one crop method in
vogue among farmers in most new
A 850,000 fire visited Winnewood re-
cently. It is estimated that perhaps
one-tenth of the property cost was
A Pawnee county man has been in
. wsaKc eou—j -V *"6" | dieted for manslaughter and his bond
everv three months ought to stop. The O'Ciea ior '•""> "
every vnn-c ... I nlaced at 815,000, which lie is unable
story is horrible and can do no one any I piacea av ,
A large potato crop is a valuable Ok-
lahoma production this year.
Frank Greer is pinning hi* faith
mighty hard to that exact numeral
An Oklahoma man, blind from birth,
has been given sight by an operation.
et in or-
L>n the bul-
PLEAD FOR WORDEN.
To Keep I'rlee of Wheal t'ulform.
Washington. Nov. A confercnet
. .f nations on the subject of the world's
bout market Is understood to lie de-
Mi-i-d by nt least one of the great for-
eign wheat growing empires. It is
stated in official circles here that Rus-
sia is particularly friendly to such an
idea, and is beltved to be making over-
tures. not only to the United States,
but to England, the Argeutire repub-
lic nnd Australia, which are the prin-
cipal wheat growing nations of the
A Prlnee Sne« for Divorce.
i'ahih. Nov. ;:i. Action for divorce
has boon commenced by Prince Joseph
of Caraman-Chimay. a Belgian noble-
man. au-ainst his wife, the Princess of
Curaman-Chlmay. who was formerly
Miss Clara Ward, of Detroit, a very
beautiful woman, who inherited a
large fortune from her father, and who
wns a great favorite in Parisian
ililent Cleveland anil V. I". II
ton Interred* for Ills lib
ACBAMENTO, Cal.. Nov. 23,
ernor. Budd Ims received from Prcsi |
dent Cleveland n personal plea for the j
commutation of sentence in the case of I
Salter D. Worden, under sentenc
death for train wrecking in Yolo |
county during the railroad atr-ke of , ,nej.ti litica, that he should not re
lSi'4 I Jj® "gincer am i <- Havana until he has achieved
something against Maeeo in Pinar de,
a ground for his interest in the case i'«o.
that, while a resident of New \ork |
Weyter Told to Fight It Out.
I,on don. Nov. '.a— The Madrid coi-
spmdent of the Stimdard says the
. | government has instructed Captain
onoral Weyler that it is expedient,
>r reasons of international and do-
state. before his elevation to the presi-
dency. he had formed a great friend-
ship for Salter D. Worden s mother, a
music teacher. Governor Budd has
also received a personal appeal from
c, P. Huntington, president of the
Southern Pacific company, for n com-
mutation of the death sentence.
I arm Titles Held Hood.
A Payne county woman was killed
this week by the accidental discharge
of a shot gun.
The baby of Mr. Kim of Lahoma, re
cently died from the effects of a swal-
In the county court house fire at
Arapahoe the tax rolls for this year
SPAIN IS FILIBUSTERING.
I Dunlin ti 7 Stoilents to lhe Spanish Klag
Newcabti.k, Del.. Nov. It lias
been learned here that the Duke of
Tetua, Spain's minister of foreign
affairs, lias cabled to Senor IK- Lome,
minister to the United Slates at Wash-
ington, to protest energetically to the
American government against the
insult to the Spanish flag in this city
last week when a local military com
A peculiar feature of his recovery is ■ were saved. Some one rushed in and
that he cannot tell the name of any j grabbed them.
Professor Raudolph has been ap-
pointed principal of the Kingfisher col-
ored school. He Is also principal of the
Choctaw Normal school.
A Norman young woman who lost
an election bet to a young man friend
la «o mad about it that she hasn't spo-
ken to him *ince, and wont Never bet
with a woman.
Now that the campaign is about to a
i will get a
Tho Creek* recently passed a .aw
making the employment of a x on-citi-
aeB punishable by whipping on the
bare back. The chief approved the
court killed it on
article or thing without first placing
his hand upon lt nnd letting the sense
of touch convey the impression to the
mind, although he can see the article
An enterprising barber of Crescent
City serves hot or cold luncheon on the
side. Ordinarily, patrons of a barber
shop get enough lather in their moutha
without paying extra for it
D county is *till D county. It ia left
alone in this respect and should make
an effort to break out of the alphabet
as soon a* possible.
Bill Walker, it ia aaid ha* a strong j breakfast
predilection for examining into the ac- breakfast*,
tual merit* of keroeine.
A typographical error makes the
Guthrie Capital speak of the five devil-
The smoke of battle in Oklahoma
thia time i* having an awfully hard
Urn* to clear away.
pnny carried the Spanish colors from
the "armory and burned them.
Agalnut Inheritance T *e*.
Chicago, Nov. ".'i.—Judge CaAer of
the county court, has decided that the
inheritance tax law passed by the last
Illinois legislature, is unconstitutional.
If the decision of Judge Carter should
lie upheld by the supreme court, it
would deprive Cook county of at least
$500,000 this year, and a steadily in-
creasing annual revenue that would
have amounted In less than a decade V
over 81,000,000 a year.
Blackburn Hive* t'ji the Klght.
CIKCINSATI. Ohio. Nov. 22.—A special
from lexington. Ky.. says Senator
Blackburn is there consulting his
friends, and he has given up the sena-
torial contest and determined to make
the contest for governor of Kentucky
Big Deal l Natural «ia*.
Lima, Ohio, Nov. 23—The Dietrich
syndicate, of which E. C. Benedict,
President Cleveland's close friend, is
president, has just closed a deal by
Their mother* cook tho I which it acquires possession of all the
property of the Oliio and Indiana Nat-
ural Gas company.
Rev Callahan, the Populist delegate
from Oklahoma, was once register of
deeds of Hamilton county, Kans.
A young Guthrie man and his girJ
have found a scheme to correspond
and dodge everybody. The young man
has rented a lock box at the post-office
and both he and the girl have key* to
it The notes never see the post-office
Busy Oklahoma farmers are prepar-
ing for winter.
Guthrie girla have adopted the sensi-
ble practice of taking walk* before
a wheat crop i* looking
The flart killing fro«t of the (eason,
Clyde Mattox now has a position in
the library at the penitentiary.
Death of a Well Known Aetor.
New Yobk, Nov. 23.—After several
months' illness. W. A. Mestayer, the
well known actor, died last night of
M«t. 1 Bright s disease. Mestayer was a man
widely respected by the theatrical pro-
•KKA, Kan.. Nov. 21.—The case in
the federal court against tho Missouri
Kansas & Texas railway to cancel tht
patent for large tracts of land in this
state issued by the government to th<
railroad company was dismissed to-day
on the recommendation of the special
master showing that the titles of the
present owners were good.
i'oki master t'nder an Amomed Name
Pkrby. Ok.. Nov. 23.—It is said that
II. W. Thomas, postmaster at Sennett.
Ok., who committed suicide a %veek
a$?o. was really Thomas W. Ilogan.
once a law student under General John
M. Palmer, and later postmaster at
Williamsburg. Kun., where he becamf
Only o Year* Old and a Sulelde.
Columbia, S. ('., Nov. 23.—Tho 0
year-old son of Charles Y. tirimsley ol
Fairfield county was whipped by hii
father for disobedience, when, telling
his mother he would never be whippet
again, be killed himself with his fath
■Unowned l>jr IJon Carlos.
Pakih, Nov. 23.—The llaacttc dt
France publishes a letter from Dot
Carlos, the pretender to the throne ol
Spain, to his followers, disowning hii
third daughter, Elvira, who eloped
last week with a married Itoman artisf
For Bryan Again In Four V
Tkkbf. ilaut*, Ind.. Nov. 23.—Tht
Jackson club, the leading Democratic
organization of this city, adopted reso
hitions unanimously pledging suppon
to Bryan in 1! 00. The to solutions paic
a high tribute to Mr. Bryan and tht
resolutions were ordered sent to him
A Sopor-Modest Legislator.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 23.— Repre-
sentative Tlmberlake has introduced a
bill into the general assembly to make
it unlawful for any woman to weai
anv article of men's clothing or bloom-
ers. tights, divided skirts and shirt
waists, l he bill will not pass th
to* has been exceedingly fortunate for | j^jon of the United States,
a man of hU disposition.
Hon** to Teat X Kay*.
New Yobk. Nov. 23. —Charles Broad-
way Rouss. the blind millionaire, is ar-
ranging with Thomas A. Edison foi
treatment with Roentgen ravs. In the
hope that hi* sight may lie restored.
ihoulder and pressed bis lips to hers
"Let bvgones he bygones!" he said,
brightly and fondly. "We have too
much to live and to hope for to waste
time in nursing unhealthy surmise*
"Oh!" The sharp little interjection
rame from the threshold of the door
leading Into the hall, where Miss Field
was dlcovered In a fine attitude of bash-
ful apologv, faintly flavored with prud-
ish consternation. "1 did not dream
you were here. I was on my way to
my cousin's room!" she continued, In
n prodigious flutter of ringlets and
shoulders. "I beg a million pardons,
I am sure."
"Yon need not beg one!" said the
undaunted Edward, without releasing
Con.-uance. "Connie and I have been
settling a trivial mlsunderBtnnding In
good boy-and-glrl style—have Just
'kissed and made up.' and we now mean
to be better friends than ever."
He1 he! you are excessively candid,
to he sure!" tittered Harriet. "But"
—shaking her black curls—"Mrs. With-
ers knows men and human nature too
well to believe quite all you say. We
must not forget, my dear madam,
that men were deceivers ever."
- "You speak feelingly," said Edward,
carelessly,following Constance with hi?
eye, as she moved silently toward her
husband's chamber. "I shall caution
the lady of my love—should the gods
ever bestow one upon me—not to sip of
the bitter waters of your wisdom."
Had he seen the glitter of the round,
black orbs that pursued his retiring
figure, he might have made a more
thoughtful exit, his run down the stairs
been lees swift, the air he hummed, as
he went, lees gay.
He had a pleasant drive; Constance
an hour of mingled sweet and bltter-
noss. It was difficult to bear her part
'in the apparent renewal of the familiar
Intercourse of other days, without re-
laxing the severe guard she had set
upon herself from the moment she dis-
covered the true nature of the senti-
ment she cntertajned for her husband's
brother. She could not help delight-
ing in his society, in the manifold
proofs of loving concern for her com-
fort and happiness of which she was the
recipient. Yet, underlying this secrct
and fleeting Joy, was the ever-present
shame that markeu her remembrance
of her guilty weakness, and the despair-
ing knowledge that remorse, duty and
resolve had thus far availed nothing
to conquer it.
She looked Jaded rather tht* refresh-
ed upon her return, although she had
curtailed the ride in opposition to Ed-
ward'B advice. Wild, rebellious
thoughts fought for mastery within her
all the while she was with him. the
promptings of an insane familiarity she
could not cast out. "If I had met him
two years ago instead of his brother,
and he had wooed me, the love which
is now my disgrace would have been
my glory," she was tempted to repeat,
again and again. "Yet my fitness to
receive his affection and my need of
him are the same to-day as they wero
then. Is he the less my companion
soul, the mate God meant for me, be-
cause, led by other's counsels, I blun-
dered Into a loveless connection with
another! Which Is the criminal bond-
that ordained by my Maker, or the com-
pact which has had no blessing save
the approval of cold-hearted and mer-
cenary mortals? Outwardly we must
remain as we are; but who Is defrauded
If I dream of" what might have been? If
I love him for what he is in himself,
not for what he I* to me?"
Then, shaking off the spell, she would
loathe herself for the vile suggestions,
and pray' In a blind, heathenish way,
to Him who had sent her pain, to sus-
tain her under It, to keep her from
falling into the fouler mire of open de-
fiance of her husband's claims upon
her realty in word and act, to hold
her fast to the semblance of right and
I Parting from Edward at the outer
entrance with a brief phrase of thanks
for his kindness lu accompanying her.
she ran up to her husband's room nnd
opened the door w1 ;hout knocking. A
gentleman, whom she recognized as a
prominent city lawyer, stood by the
lounge with a paper in his hand. Two
young men, anparently clerks, were
Ithdrawn a little into the background
It all seems so dreadful."
"It will not hasten my death one
hour." Mr. Withers wa* not quite ready
to pass ovt r without rebuke an absurd
superstition be considered unworthy a
rational being, even though the of-
fender was his wife. "You shall know
this. I made another will two years
since, but circumstances have led me
to regard It as Injudicious, If not un-
fair. We buslnes men are superior to
the dre.id of looking forward to the
one certain event of mortality. Wo
calculate the probable efTect of our
demise, as we do other changes in the
mercantile and social world. By tho
terms of this will, as I was about to
remark, my property, with the excep-
tion of a legacy to Harriet Field, Is di-
vided equally between yourself and Ed-
ward. And he Is appointed sole ex-
ecutor. In tho event of my death he
will be your nearest connection and saf-
est adviser. I wish you to remember
this. It Is hardly to be expected that
you, although a fair Jodge of character,
should be as conversant with the qual-
ities that fit him to assume these re-
sponsibilities as I am, who have been
hiB business partner ever since he was
He waa astonished that his wife. In-
stead of rendering a submissive verbal
acquiescence to his spoken and writ-
ten decree, began to weep bo violently
as to hinder herself from listening or
replying to his speech. She had never
conducted herself In this Irrational
fashion before In ills sight, and he was
naturally exceedingly perplexed. Aware
that any attempt to soothe her would
be awkward work to him. he lay quiet
for a minute, hoping the emotion would
expend itself without his Interference.
Finally, he adjudged It to be but reas-
onable that she should set the bounds
of her grief at a jjolnt somewhat short
of hysterics or convulsions, and ad-
dressed her with the most stringent ap-
peal he could think of.
"Really, ConBtance, your agitation la
exciting me most unpleasantly. 1 fear
I shall be feverish when the doctor
calls, If this sort of thing Is kept up."
He did not mean to bo unkind or Bel-
fish. He believed his health to be of
supreme Importance In her esteem, and
that tho recollection of this would set
her to rights. The experiment succeed-
ed to a charm. The sobbing flow of
briny drops was stanched on the In-
I beg your pardon," stammered Con-
stance, straightening herself up. "I will
control myself better hereafter. It is
time for your cordial. May I pour lt
out for you?"
It was inevitable that the confession
she had meditated, while he told her of
his arrangements for her future, be-
traying with a child's artlessness tho
perfectness of bis trust In his brother
and in herself, the full outflow of pen-
itence, and depreciation, and entreaty
for pardon, of which the tears were
but the type and premonition, should
be chocked by the querulous reference
to his personal discomfort. But the sud-
den and disagreeable reaction Induced,
by It was hardly an excuse for the hard-
ening of her heart and dulling of tho
sensibilities, just now so tender, which
filled her mind with sullen rcsentmenl
agalnsi, him who had repelled her con-
fidence. "He will never understand
me. We are as antagonistic as oil and
water," she excused this by thinking.
"The more closely I Imitate hiB icy pro-
priety the better matched we shall be.
I was a fool to imagine anything else."
And thus slipped by the fairest chance
of reconciliation and real union that
was ever offered the ill-assorted pair
With Mr. Withers' returning strength
everything seemed to fall back Into the
old train. Except that invitations were
less frequent a* the season waned, and
that Edward and Constance passe"
fewer evenings abroad and more at
home, that Mr. Withers r.Mle to his
office every morning and returned at
noon, to spend the rest of the day upon
the sofa in the library exchanging hi!
after dinner for an easy chair In the
parlor, the mode of life in tho house-
hold varied In no Important respect
from whnt It had b en prior to hi* acci-
The elephant I* the chief bea t of
burden 111 Slum anil Afghanistan. An
•'elephant load" i estimated at two
Some lovely little ice tubs In H«rl-
lnud, Chinn. are among the table *c*.
cessories desired by dainty women.
It must bo a settled principle with
the Christian that 111* life in Christ
hall be a life of faith.
I hyulelans ltl>r In Their tlnnerntlon. 1
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The fkith that will move mountain*
after awhile 1* moving a good m*ny
smaller thing* now.
Many a life has been spoiled by not
knowing tlic difference between thrift'
Ebony knobs and handles are of fre-
quent occurrenco on *llver tea and cof-
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the world than tne king who built the
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