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! He Muskogee Gimeter.
Muskogee, Indian Territory, Thursday, June 30, 1904-
Will Make a Bid For Seat of
Government of The New
State at Proper Time.
$1,000,000 BONUS TO BE RAISED.
And offered to the People in Shape of
a Magnicent Capital Building
Constructed of Tishomingo
The undersigned citizens of Masko
gae, Indian Territory, are in charge of
plans to secure the caDital of the new
state, and a part of the plan is to offer a
urn capicoi ounaing iree, under such
reasonable concessions as will certainlv
meet with the unanimous approval
throughout the new state. This build
ing is ta be built of Tishmingo granite
and will cost $1,000,000. Muskogee,
now tne leading city of the new state,
ib Hiupiy iiuio u uacK tnis contract.
C. W. TURNER.
A. Z. ENGLISH,
C. W. RAYMOND,
P. B. HOPKINS,
C. N. HASKELL.
The above is the result of a capital
conference recently held in Muskogee
and speaks for itself. At the proper
time a proposition will be made to se-
uro the location of the state capital in
this city, and in the interval a systema
tic pianof campaign will be carried'out.
The building as shown by the abovo il
lustration, "(through courtesy of con
temporary will illustrate next week""
will bo a handsome structure three sto
ries and basement, surmounted by a
magnificent dome and will be fitted with
-II - mi.- . .
in i itiucuiii conveniences.
AFRAID OF THI HOODOO.
tuperstitleus Negroes Flee! Until ft
Deputy ConsUbie Frank Penn of
Houston. ToxH went the other after
nooa to e-xmte a writ of; forcible ejec
tion against a negro woman. He
took with him two negroes who Tvere
to carry a-ay the furniture. Fenn
was abcer.t a few inin tes and when
hs returned his negroc 1 wore not to
fce seen. He got a glimpse of them
about two blocks away moving at a
rery swift gait
Thinkir? that rerhnnn tha m. k
stolen something, he tck after them.
When stopped the negroes said that
they wov'.i not work in that house,
wai ii wr.s Hoodooed. Being urged
they told him they would return If he
would go Into a certain corner of the
house and remove the hoodoo, which
ho would find tied up in a bag hang
ing from the celling
The officer found the bag. It con
tained becea tied up with kinky wool
and halrrins. The woman said she
could cast a spell over her enemies
with it, because the bones were those
of a black cat, while the wool was
that shaved from the head of a negro
born on Friday, the thirteenth day
of the month.
The negroes would not return to
work until the officer had taken the
bag of bones about a block away from
the house, and even then they had
misgivings as to whether or not it
would be safe to touch anything In the
Thee is an old proverb whlck
states that "he who possesses a tur
Quolse w'll never lack a friend." Cer
tainly from time immemorial the tur
quoise has nevor ceased to be re
garded an a lucky stone.
Amr.V.Ls are much In favor at the
present moment, and the wearers of
them are by no means only of the
feminine community. They are worn
.. Limer 01 quaint designs. Each
precious stone is supposed to contain
some property peculiar to itself. it
seems hardly credible that people of
common sense should believe in such
things, but true it is that amulets are
at present much in vogue, and, apart
from their sunarfitiHrmo ,,,
of the dalntest presents Imaginable.
The emerald is rraMa i.u ,.
of eod Inflllpnpon i a .,.m. .
- -w vijoumu is a
cure for insomnia. Rut tua. i.,i,
amulet of all is that containing a tur
quoise, whether by roason of its "true
blue" color or not it is hard to say
walls will be of Hshmingo granite, the
roof of copper and the interior finished
in marble. The building will be fire
proof and is designed to accomodate all
necessary state officers. Pheonix.
Old Maids at the Bargain Counter.
Salesgirls In department stores ex
perlonce muoh amusement In putting
plnsters through the "third degree"
when the old girls endeavor to dodge
the issue of whether the name is Mrs.
or plain Miss. Of course, long ex
perience with customers serves to In
form saleswomen how to differentiate
between married members of the box,
and dyed-in-the-wool old maids; and
eonseauentlv Wfann th tin ...... -
- w . u mi i rev
In nrtfilr n nln.tAii'a m!..... n .
, , "f"wi a auurunH me load-
The interior ed complexion of the questions afforda
Met Her Match.
Wages I had the luuirfi on m .i
Boggs How did it happen?
w-we wero out driving, and
he discovered an echo that beat her
out of t'e list word.
ue neaaing (Mass.) man whose
uildings have been struck by light
ing for the sixth time should dig
ender his premises and see if he doee
ui irue an iron mine.
Bringing Guatemala ants into the
eountry to oat up the boll weevil is
a form of cantract labor Immigration
which should bo encouraged. ,
A Baltimore woman advertised for
a husband then killed herself. Some
men's luc'.: never !enveg them.
The Sandwich islander's alphabet
has only twelve letters.
Some mon stop drinking for the
pleasure of beginning once more.
Excursion - Bulletin
ST. LOUIS Very low rates all season
UULORADO-Vcry low rates all sum
rr.cr. Through sleeper service.
CHICAGO Very low rate all summer.
GREAT LAKE RESORTS-Vcry Ion
rates all summer.
ATLANTIC CITY-One fare plus $2.00
round trip. July 9-10.
INDIANAPOLIS-One faro plus S2.25
luuiiu inp. juno 2(1-27.
ST. JOE-Ono faro plus 2.00 round
trip. Juno 28-30.
C tHp! " -
WESTBADKN AKD FREVCII LICK SPR.NOS.
--On fnro plus $2.00 round trip. Ju-
LOUISVILLE One raro plus $' ''fi
round trip. '
COUNCILLS CASE CHKONIC.
The wioked Chioago Conser
vator leaves nothing: but a
greaase spot of the reputation
of President W. H. Oouncill of
the Alabama State Normal In
stitute, because of his alledged
attitude ofsupervisery to South
ern white people in his speech
and conduct. But Preaident
Councill will hardly reform his
ways in this matter. He is a
onn firm fid ninnotv Wa nira K,'m
" - w v B",c mm
up as an incorrigible a long time
And yet some Negroes down
here believe that Council is "IT"
His speech here was the same
old down-south humble, eat-pir,
please-kick-me effort that ho has
been delivering for the last twen
ty years It may be pleasing to
the fellow who loves to be kicked
and licks (fiat hand that smite?
him but never go to the indepen-
delight to the a-lrlu hahinri h ....
ter. When milady instructs the good
to be sent to "A." Smith, etc., the sell
er makes it a point to Inquire If It Ii
Mrs. or Miss the buyer said. The
spinster affects to misunderstand and
repeal "A. Smith." The saleswoman
Is unrelenting and not until the old
girl snaps out a reluctant "Miss" after
three or four repetitions of the Inquiry
does the comedy end. Then as the
spinster departs the girls laugh. New
Revenae of Jilted u.
Prom Arad, Austria-Hungary, comes
-..D u. m luinuie revenge which two
girls had on a young man named
Peter Krott. The man had promised
"""lK lO no leU'Of than fkro. li
mA .i, . ' . " """ 8"i
-u uunuy selected one of the trio.
The other two, smarting under disap
pointment, conceived a terrible re
venge, rney waylaid Krott; one ol
vo gin s orotners, a soldier, neld the
man s hands, while they throw vitriol
Into his face and also upon theli
flm Kr?.t d,ed from the wnd4
Inflicted; his wife lost her eyesight
A large crowd witnessed the tragedy,
Jut maintained a passive attitude, ai
wicy ympainizea with the originator!
tf this terrible revenge.
To Enlarge Water Power.
Measurements are being taken bj
tte German government to exploll
the now dormant water powers ol
the country on a large scale.
8ong of Hope.
Children of yesterday,
Heirs of tvmoirow,
What are you wenvlnc?
Labor and sorrow?
Look to your looma again.
Faster and faster
Fir the firreat shuttles
i fi?.pW,by. the Maater,
Life s In the loom,
Room for It
Room! Children of yesterday.
Heirs of to-morrow,
Lighten the labor
And sweeten the sorrow.
Now. while the shuttles ft
up, and le at It.
At work with the Masters
He stands at your loom.
Room for Him
Children of yostorday.
Heirs of to-moirow.
Look at your fabric
Or labor and norrow.
Seamy and dark
nwi i.dM,Jillr. nnd d'ter.
n'2J,er de"'Kn of the Master!
Ihe Lord's at the loom: '
Room for Him
-Mary A. La thbu ry.
Tact Behind the Counter.
Talk about beinir a a-. -i
woman," said a clerk in nna .-.
Wg Stores. uMrs. X. oama In t.i-
morning to -v a rain nlnair Dn,i i.
do you think I sold hert"
"A pink chiffon party dress and
"Well, I didn't do so badly myself"
Mid another. "We had a w nt Mil
caps, made of Swiss and lace, and I
old about ten for plncuchicn covers."
"That's as bad as my brother in the
drug store. A man came in with a
headache and wanted to buy a men.
thol pencil to rtih nn Kl t-u
They were out of menthol pencils an4
George sold him a stick of indellible
For full information call on your near
est ticket agent.
EO.H. LEE, C. P. T. A.
Little Rock, rk.
J. S. McNALLY, D. P. A.
When You Want
A Clean Shave
A Neat and Stylish Hair-cut
CALL AT THK
EXCELSIOR ONSORIAL PARLOR
So. Second St., Next to Creek Gro. Co
Clean towels, Bharp razors a specialty.
J. A. BANKS, Proprietor
Daughter I sometimes wonder If
Jack really loves me.
Brother Well, you needn't. I'rf
keen borrowing money from him for
mc mb hiiiu monins, ana he hasn't
decreased his visits.
Princess Christian, Princess Charles
of Denmark and the Princess of Wales
could earn their living as stenograph-
.o ntiDu iiui-esBsry dui tney arent
looking for a place Just now.
The esteemed Birmingham Newa
recently "editorialized" on Dress aa
an Influence. Seems to have a very
depressing influence sometimes oa
the head of the family.
When all tke clamor of the world.
Its nolHc ffnd wild alarms.
Has wrapped me pitilessly round.
And in Its web my heart Kw bounC
I crave your shelterlnv arms I "
When f the brazen rraah -a-
The silence rends apart: -""
....... - .., oievcu iii ion ana Atrir
VH.t -K .IKOL lUt
The stillness of your heertt
viiBinTo nimon 1 1
'on, In The Reader.
Romantic toldier'e Ae.
The following advertisement occ
pies a prominent place lc the Gazette
de Zurich: "An Austrian officer of
the balloon section wishes to marry
a ladv who win hBA u -
. ..... TV ,.uv vuurag-e is)
. make her honeymoon voyage with
mm in a balloon."