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Tulsa Democrat Newspaper
Tulsa, Indian Territory
Vol. 6 No. 3
January 19, 1900 Issue (Pages 5-8)
Abstracted/transcribed by: Linda Haas Davenport
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An Hour With Our Exchanges: The two national banks of Purcell were consolidated last week. The Chickasaw National absorbed the Purcell National.
Newsy Items Gathered for
Business Men - He Who
Runs May Read.
Important Matters Condensed.
Territorial Topics of Interest
Compiled by Various
Papers - Stolen by
Capital: - The President approved the appointment of Mansfield, McMurray & Corrish attorneys for the Chickasaw Nation with a salary of $5,000 per annum.
The President approved an act of the Choctaw Nation authorizing Governor McCurtain to employ an attorney for the Choctaw Nation in citizenship cases.
Sapulpa Light: Again the Light would suggest that a flat boat be provided for use on Main Street. The danger of people being drowned if some precaution is not taken in this matter in the near future.
The Tahlequah Republican speaks in complimentary terms of Judge Tollett, the retiring commission for Wagoner and Tahlequah, and says that all whiskey peddlers and law breakers look alike to the judge.
Lehigh Leader: - The question of sinking a well with a view to striking an artesian flow of water should be pushed forward. Such a well here would be of untold value to its promoters. It is a good thing - push it along.
It was claimed by the different insurance companies operating in Indian Territory that the first week of 1900 caused them a loss of close to $100,000 in Indian Territory. This alone is one of the strong arguments for water works.
Lehigh Leader: - J. W. Ford killed a hog Monday that dressed 430 pounds. This demonstrates the one fact that hogs can be raised here as well as in any part of the country. It pays to raise hogs and corn, as Mr. Ford knows by experimenting.
South McAlester Capital: - Ab Grantham, a young man charged with being an accessory to the murder of Mrs. Plunket at Scipio on Christmas day, was granted bond today in the sum of $1,500. He gave the required amount and was released.
Two new churches will be built in Poteau soon. A lot upon which to build a church for the Old School Presbyterians has been purchased near the Bridgeman residence, on Parker avenue, and a site for a house of worship for the Methodist people has been selected and retained near the Dr. Hatfield residence.
Claremore Progress: - An effort is to be made before congress to relocate the three jails for the Territory. Under the old act the attorney general selected Ardmore, South McAlester and Muskogee. The new bill proposes to appropriate $120,000 for erection and locate them at Atoka, Wagoner and Paul's Valley. A strong lobby from these towns will push the <torn>
A Chickasha dispatch says: - J S Davidson, a prominent cattleman of this place, died this afternoon.
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Marshal Tucker had gone to his house to arrest him on a charge. He requested the officer to allow him to speak to his family. The officer stepped outside for an instant. Two pistol shots rang out. One ball passed through the head, the other through the chest. He leaves a wife and one daughter.
Nowata Herald: - A colony from Chelsea is making active preparations to leave for the state of Washington. It numbers about twenty-five persons. Saturday representatives of the Katy and The Burlington met members of the colony at the Chelsea hotel to arrange with them for transportation. Parties should not leave the Territory under undue excitement - it's a long way to those "garden spots" and return.
Checotah Enquirer: - Mrs. Susan Woodward, one of the oldest ladies in this section, died at the home of her grand daughter Mrs. Sam Shadix, seven miles east of Checotah last Tuesday night, aged ninety-eight years. She was a Cherokee lady and came to this section from Georgia when she was a very young woman. Since coming to Indian Territory <... hole> has lived continuously <... hole> in the Canadian district.
Ardmore: - Suits to dispose lease holders are being rapidly filed all over the district. The contention of the department may be correct that the law does not justify disturbance of agriculture conditions, but this is certainly theoretical. The practical side is seen in the United States courts in the Territory. The Dawes Commission has the lawyers on its side and they are making trouble for the lease holders. Most of them seem to be from Missouri and want to be "shown" that the department has a legal basis for its dictum.
A bill has been introduced in the house by Delegate Flynn to ratify and confirm the agreement made with the Comanche, Kiowa and Apache tribes of Indians in Oklahoma Territory and to open their reservation for settlement. The chairman of the committee on Indian affairs in the house has appointed Representatives Curtis of Kansas, Stevens of Texas, and Delegate Flynn, of Oklahoma Territory, as a subcommittee thereon. The chances for the ratification of this agreement this winter seems to be especially bright, and the probabilities are that favorable action will be taken before congress adjourns.
Claremore Progress: - A gentleman from Missouri was in our city last week prospecting for a location in the Territory. He visited our schools and informed us that it was the most pleasant surprise of all the surprises he had seen of the progressive spirit in the Territory. He had come prepared to find us living in dug-outs, with the old time log school house where the teacher was a thorough believer in pounding knowledge into future America with a good sized switch. Instead, he found substantial brick and rock buildings, seated with patent desks and all the modern appliances for instructions. He said the schools in the states could not beat them, size of town considered and a large majority were much inferior to them.
Caddo Herald: - Deputy Wm. York went to Caney, ten miles south of Atoka, Monday and exhumed a girl baby that had been thrown from the early morning train that passes here going
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north at 5:17. The child had been found early Saturday morning by the section men and buried by them at the place where found. From indications the child was alive when thrown from the train. There was no clothes on it. Dr. Ross, of Caney, was called and examined it and said it was living when thrown from the train. No trace can be found of the guilty party, but Mr. York is working on the case.
The First National Bank of Checotah held an election of officers Tuesday. J. S. Todd was re-elected president; Wm. E. Gentry, vice president; R. D. Martin, cashier; Robert Brewer, assistant cashier. The officers are well known to all financial concerns of the southwest as men of first class financial standing. Mr. Brewer has been with the bank but a short time and his promotion to assistant cashier is merited and deserved. The bank makes a first class exhibit. Its capital stock being $50,000 and surplus profits $10,000. According to the last statements the deposits showed $106,379.29
The Smallpox Situation
Wagoner Record: - The disease that has prevailed all over the country for six months past, and which some physicians, say is smallpox and some say is a new disease, appeared among the negroes in the southwest part of Wagoner about ten days ago. Just eight cases developed, all of whom have recovered and would have been out several days ago but for the fact that they are guarded. A few days later two more cases developed in the same families and they are doing nicely.
People have been frightened by with smallpox rumors, but the above is the true situation. People need not fear to come to Wagoner for our people believe the epidemic will run its course with the present cases. People come and go off the railroad here as usual, as they do at all Territory towns where the disease prevails, and that includes every prominent town in the Territory.
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Bill Cook Slowly Dying:
Famous Indian Territory Outlaw
Nearing His End in Brooklyn Penitentiary.
Bill Cook, the leader of the Cook gang of outlaws in Indian Territory, who was captured five years ago and narrowly escaped the gallows at Fort Smith, is said to be slowly dying in the penitentiary at Brooklyn, where he is serving a forty-five-year sentence. He is about forty-five years of age and is said to be a model prisoner. Since his health has failed he has been allowed to work or not as he pleases and to lie in his cell if he desires. Cook has never asked for a pardon but he has asked for a commutation of sentence.
Bryan to Speak at Bristow.
Record: - Major D. C. Cantwell received a letter from Wm. J. Bryan Tuesday. The great Democratic leader stated in the letter he would pass through Bristow en route to St Louis some time during the latter part of February and agreed to deliver a "rear platform" speech to his admires in this section of the Creek Nation.
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[two column wide boxed ads]
The Shops. Blacksmithing, Wagonmaking, Horseshoeing, and General Repairing. C. W. robertson, Prop.
The Club Hotel. Is being cleaned and refunished and will be run first class. Rates Very Reasonable. W. T. Allen, Manager. Mrs. W. T. Allen, Prop'r'ss.
Wanted! We pay the highest market price in Cash for Poultry, Eggs, Hides, Furs, Bee's Wax, Feathers, and all kinds of Country Produce. South side of railroad on Broadway, North of the Depot. J. E. Mills.
Benj. F. Finny, The Painter. Artistic Signs. Decorations. Tulsa.
New Feed Store. Flour and Feed all Kinds. Wood and Coal Yard in Connection. Free Delivery. Arthur Antle, Prop. First Door East Wallace & Co., Meat Market.
Wheat Wanted. The Rea-Read Milling Co. W. J. Baber, Gen'l Mgr.
First National Bank. W. E. Halsell, Pres. B. F. Colley, Cashier. Directors: W. E. Halsell, L. Appleby, B. F. Colley, Jay Forsythe, Oliver Bagby, C. W. Brown, J. O. Hall.
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[article on the status of the Delaware lawsuit against the Cherokee Nation]
[article on bill introduced to give the railroads the right to consolidate inside I.T.]
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Progress: - Claremore comes very near being without a town government. They mayor has been elected national treasurer, and spends much of his time at Tahlequah. The recorder has accepted a position at Tahlequah and is now living there, while one of the councilmen has moved to Kansas, a couple of them to the country, and now another is about to move to Kansas City.
Arms for Indian Schools.
Secretary Root has sent to congress a recommendation that a bill be passed permitting the transfer from the War Department to the Interior Department upon requisition from the latter department of such worn out rifles or rifles of obsolete pattern as may no longer be needed for army purpose for use in Indian schools in the training of pupils in the manual of arms.
Sapulpa Light: - The Republicans in Indian Territory should send out a smelling committee to learn whether Leo Bennett is a Republican or a Democrat. There seems to be some doubt in the matter.
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[article on the leasehold bill and problems]
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[6th annual Report of Dawes Commission]
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[article about a Creek Indian who could speak with the people in the Philippines]
Towns to Consolidate.
Capital: - A pretty well authenticated rumor is current that Old Town is considering the proposition to dissolve her corporate existence in order to enable South Town to embrace the territory of both towns in one incorporation, the same to be called McAlester. The plan is not without commendable features and has strong supporters over here.
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[boxed ad] Shackle Drug Co
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[boxed ad] J. M. Morrow Drug Co.
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The Passing Throng
Smoke Cuban Star. <repeated 5 times>
Best 5 cent cigar on the market.
The best Shoes at Gamble's.
A. C. Archer's for barb wire.
Elegant footwear at Gamble's.
Miss Sarah Fortner, of LeRoy, Kansas, is visiting friends in the city.
Latest shapes in Shoes can be found at Gamble's.
A. R. Querry went to Missouri Sunday.
Shoes that will stand the weather and the mud at Gamble's.
J. N. Javine and wife, of Skiatook, were in Tulsa Tuesday.
Wallace & Co shipped two loads of fat hogs to St Louis Saturday night.
New stock Shoes just received at Gamble's.
Mr. Wright has taken charge of the choir at the M E church, and the music is said to be much improved.
A good quality and a perfect fit in Shoes for everybody at Gamble's.
F. E. Turner left Sunday for a brief trip to Fort Smith to join Mrs. Turner who is visiting relatives in that city.
The Sabbath School of the M E church elected officers last Sunday. J. M. Holland was elected superintendent and Arthur Bynum secretary.
The special meetings at the M E church will continue indefinitely. Much interest is being manifested by those in attendance, and great good may be accomplished with your help. All invited.
Mrs. J. H. Hopkins, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Mosher, for some time, left yesterday for Lincoln, Nebraska, where she will spend some time visiting relatives before going on to her home at Mount Pleasant, Iowa.
George Alkire and Will Bumbarge have made some neat improvements in the Wagoner Record. Wonder is this the same Will Bumbarge that used to be chief editor on the Kaw's
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Mouth at Kansas City? If it is we know him, and there is no wonder the paper is improved.
Rocking chairs in endless varieties at Archer's.
Miss Edna Albert, of Seneca, Mo., arrived yesterday, and is the guest of Mrs. W. G. Williamson.
Fruits, Cakes and Confections at City Bakery.
Wanted Fat Hogs and Cattle.
Highest market price paid for all first-class butcher stock. We are also in the market for shipping stock and will pay full value for all you have to see, at City Meat Market. J. H. Boyd, Prop. J. S. Price, Buyer.
The following is the program for Monday night's meeting of the Democratic club:
Music by orchestra; Opening address to Democratic club, subject, Present Conditions of Indian Territory, and its Political Relations to the United States Government, F. Nelson; Music by orchestra; Address by T. J. Collins, subject, Imperialism and National Banks; G. C. Beidleman has been selected to address the next regular meeting of the club.
All are invited - Ladies are especially invited.
Mrs. Amanda Pittman, wife of G W. Pittman, died at her home in the east part of the city last Saturday morning.
Mrs. Pittman was taken with a convulsion on Thursday night and never recovered consciousness.
She is the sister to Mrs. W. P. Hall, and though she was a quiet woman she had won a host of friends who will be pained to receive the sad news of her death.
The funeral was conducted by the Rev. Thomas Lane, of the Presbyterian church, on Sunday afternoon, and her body was laid to rest in the Tulsa cemetery followed by numerous friends and relatives.
She was about forty-two years of age. She leaves four children.
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A Republican Club Organized.
A meeting of Republicans was held in Forsythe hall Wednesday night, and a club of something over forty members was organized. Col. Calkins was made president and Mr. Blakey secretary. J. D. Seaman was made vice president.
A central committee was elected as follows: Northeast ward, M. Baird and Sherman Pendler; Northwest ward, Charles Robertson and Mr. McAdams; Southwest ward, J. M. Morrow and A. R. Querry; Southeast ward, L. W. Lindsey and Dr. S. G. Kennedy; also the president, vice president and secretary of the club were made members at large of the committee.
A committee to draft by-laws and platform, consisting of Messrs. Querry, Romine and Lindsey were appointed.
A. R. Querry opened the meeting with a short talk, and his father, who is here on a visit from Oklahoma, made the closing speech.
Red Fork News.
Mr. Frank Hinkle, who for some time has been section foreman at this place, left Tuesday to accept a position in Wichita, Kansas. Mr. Sloan, of Seneca, Mo., will take his place here.
Friday night last Zena Stanley was host to a party of friends at an informal dance in his new house. All report a pleasant time.
Lee Clinton left Monday for Georgia, where he will join his wife, returning with her in the near future.
C. U. Dorman returned Tuesday from a visit to Neosho.
A vote of thanks is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Lunsford and Mrs. Ora Moore-Bridges, who so kindly came and conducted the Sunday school in the absence of the superintendent. Hope they will come again.
Red Fork has a singing class, organized last Monday night. Much interest is being manifested. With this as an aid, we hope to see our Sunday school grow rapidly.
[ad] - A. C. Archer for undertaking and undertaker's supplies
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Rainfall in Tulsa.
By Our Dawson Correspondent.
The amount of rainfall in Tulsa for the year 1899 is as follows: January, 0.77 inches; February, 1.68 inches; March, 0.25 inches; April 5.23 inches; May, 7.59 inches; June 5.82 inches; July 3.71 inches; August 2.70 inches; September, 0.47 inches; October 6.40 inches; November, 1.47 inches; December, 1.93 inches. Total 37.94 inches. Average monthly precipitation, 3.17 inches. This is a departure of 3.25 inches from the normal of the last eleven years and is exceeded by but three years, viz: 1892, 46.12 inches; 1895, 44.57 inches and 1898, 52.29 inches. 1896 was the dryest year of the period, 23.80 inches. In comparing the years '98 and '99 we find the rainfall in each exceeds the normal amount for the period, 10.42 inches.
In studying the precipitation for months separately we see the key to the present unprecedented good wheat prospect. This year we had the second dryest September known in the history of the country, enabling farmers to sow their crop in good conditions. This was followed by the wettest October known, accompanied by warm weather, and a normal November which set the crop forward on its winter growth.
Ernest Bryant, of Phelps, MO., is here attending his brother George, who is sick.
Robert Booth had the misfortune to be thrown from a horse last Saturday and sustained a severe injury to one of his arms.
The volume of business that passes through our postoffice has increased 100 per cent during the last year.
During the year 1899 Dawson exported thirty cars of grain and hay and 2000 cars of coal. The greatest number shipped in any month was for December, 310 cars; October shows the least shipment, eighty-two cars.
Aunt Hannal Foster is past seventy-eight years of age and is as spry as a cricket. Last Sunday she was out visiting among her neighbors. She has children down to the fourth generation.
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her youngest daughter, a lady of forty, is a grandmother.
J. W. Corwin has purchased a new typewriter.
The Frisco railroad has this week granted J. W. McBride a pass over their system.
Jas. Wooley went to Wichita Wednesday, with the expectation of extending his coal business in that direction.
The government scale inspector spent a few hours in our village Tuesday.
R. C. Brady and some associates, from Tulsa, have been prospecting for coal on Jack Jackson's farm north of here this week.
Stolen Jewelry Recovered.
The following is published for the encouragement of J. M. Morrow, who lost some jewelry some months ago. It will be a consolation to know that in twenty-seven years he may recover his lost valuables:
From the Ft smith Elevator: - Mr. Henry Miller is today the happy possessor of a valuable piece of jewelry that he lost twenty-seven years ago. The jewelry is an old fashioned diamond pin that was stolen from his house one Sunday night in 1873.
One day last week Mr. Miller was in conversation with George Winston, one of our most worthy colored citizens, in front of Triesch's stove store, when his attention became attracted by an old fashioned diamond pin Winston was wearing. Looking at it closely for a moment he exclaimed, "I believe that pin is mine. I lost a pin exactly like it some years ago. If it has silver setting in front and gold setting at the back, it is the pin I lost". The settings were examined and found to be exactly as described. Mr. Miller claimed the pin and was told by its holder that if he could prove that the property was his he could have it. He was referred to Judge Freer, Jon. Guler and Mrs. Hightower, Mr Miller's sister. The latter described the pin over a telephone so accurately that Winston at once turned it over.
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The Passing Throng
Shoes at Gamble's.
T. W. Shackle visited Coweta the first of the week.
Go to Gamble's for Shoes.
James Gillett and Pryor Price went to Missouri this week.
The latest in Shoes - Gamble's.
Mrs. Will Pierson has returned from a visit to Missouri.
New line of first quality Shoes at Gamble's.
Geo. C. Beidleman went to Sapulpa yesterday.
Fresh meats of the best quality at the Tulsa Meat Market. Wallace & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Boyd had the misfortune to lose a precious little child during the past week.
Buy your fine Cakes at city Bakery - Cheaper than baking them.
Miss Vera Clinton, of Red Fork, visited relatives in Tulsa Saturday and Sunday.
Inquire of L. W. Lindsey regarding that house and lot for sale. Someone will get a bargain.
A fine young Democrat made his appearance at the home of Arthur Antle on the 10th.
We have the finest line of Shoes in Tulsa. C Gamble.
Mr. Querry, father of our fellow townsman is visiting in our city. His home is in Oklahoma.
Best 5c. cigars on the market. All Stock and No Style, Cuban Star and Little Boquet, for sale by Boone at Postoffice and at St Elmo Hotel.
M.E. church - Subjects Sunday, Jan 21, 1900. Morning, The Law of Liberty; evening, Look through the Temporal and See the Eternal. A E Ryan.
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Smoke Little Bouquet <repeated 5 times> Small but elegant - try one.
Mrs. J. M. Hall is quite sick at her home in the south part of town. Her illness is incident to having lost much rest and to suffering great exposure in caring for the sick. Recent illness of different members of her church and congregation, and her desire to visit and care for the afflicted have been too much of a tax on her strength.
Special Correspondence to The Democrat.
J. L. Harlow went to Claremore Tuesday on business.
The school at Dawson is progressing nicely.
Two of Dr. Jackman's children are very ill with measles at this writing.
Wm. Canell and Dan Mater went to Vinita Monday as witnesses before the Federal Grand Jury.
It is reported that T. W. Shackle, of Tulsa, will move his drug store from Coweta to Dawson in the near future.
J. H. Foster is improving his farm in the Creek Nation.
Work on the strip pits has been delayed recently on account of so much wet weather.
It is reported that work is to be resumed on the A.T.&S. R.R. south from Owasso soon, and that it will cross the Frisco near Dawson.
One of Hon. J. Geo. Wright's
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revenue collectors was in town Tuesday looking out for the Cherokee royalty.
One of Tulsa's gay young men, after having partaken freely of Tulsa's exhilarating water, came to Dawson Thursday to have a good time; and he has had an exceedingly good time.
S. V. Abercrombie, Dr. E. E. Brackney, J. H. Nunnelly, S. R. and C. G. Lewis attended the Democratic meeting Monday night in Tulsa, and were enrolled as honorary members of the club. They report that a splendid organization was perfected.
Harry Glasspool, a young man of this vicinity, caught the war fever some time ago and decided he wanted to go to the front. Accordingly he went to Muskogee and attempted to enlist as a Rough Rider, but was rejected. From there he went to Wagoner and was rejected again; thence to Pawnee, Okla. And was there rejected. But this young man's nerve was not shaken. He was determined to join the army; so he went to Denver, Colorado, and was there enlisted and sent to the Philippine Islands. He served seven months and was in one large battle and several skirmishes, and while he was engaged in war lost two fingers. This heroic treatment cured his war fever, and when he received his discharge was only too glad to return to Dawson. He says he has got all the war he wants. He also says, he saw a great deal of country, but likes Indian Territory better than any country he has seen.
[ad] - We have put the knife in deep on all winter goods. They must go at some price. J M Hall & Co.
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