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Muskogee Ci meter.
W. B, TWINE, Kdltor.
MUSKOGEE, . . IND. TEB.
NEW STATE NOTES.
Bogga is to start an oil well at
It la said that there aro over sixty
flourhig mlllH lii Oklahoma, and only
one sack of flour la on exhibition at
the World's fair.
Illnton will celebrate tho opening of
the now country August Cth. Gover
nor Ferguson has accepted an Invita
tion to address tho gathering.
i INDIAN TERRITORY SCHOOLS
Tho Frisco has established through
Bervlco from Ardmoro to Durant and
The first load of Kay county wheat
tested sixty-two pounds to the bushel
und brought seventy cents.
Tho Ardmoro Oil company has let
a contract for tho sinking of Its well
lo John Davidson, an experienced oil
man. Tho well Is to bo sunk a dis
tance of 2,000 feet.
D. J. Goodwin, deputy marshal at
Alderson, had his left hand blown olf
by a giant firecracker July 4thf and
amputation at tho wrist was necessary.
At a joint meeting of the Lawton
Club and tho Commercial Club at
Lawton tho separato clubo were dis
banded and a larger and better organi
zation to bo known as tho Lawton
Through the advloe of Colonel
Kundlett, agent for the Comanche, In
dians, tho citizens of Anadarko aro
taking steps to secure from tho gov
ernment a valuable tract of land near
tho city, suitable for park purposes.
John Brown and wlfo and James
Dearklng woro arrested at Alva last
weok upon tho charge of counterfeit
ing. Molds, a number of spurious
tolns and materials used In making
tho "queer" were found In their pos-Bcssion.
O. A. Leach, a printer of Chandler,
.won a prlzo for tho closest guess of
the number entering the postlfiicc
on a certain day. Ills guess was 4,
231), and tho regjstor showed 4,25-1.
The prize was a ticket to tho World's
fair or lis equivalent. He took tho
Frank Simpson was found dead In
pond near his place, six miles north
west of Comanche, last week. The
eoroner's jury rendered a verdict of
Arrangements havo been made lor
lomplctlng a lino of tho Postal Tele
jraph company from Oklahoma City,
by way of Shawnee, to South iMcAlcs
tor, also from Donlson, Texas, north
!o South McAIuster.
A committee, consisting of Secre
tary J. Ij. Thoburn and II. J. New
berry of the agricultural board and
M. Thackor and John Golobio of th'o
Rood roads association, mot In Guth
rlq last weok to proparo a good roads
hill to bo presented to tho next terri
Charles Parker, a ten-year-old lad,
was killed In McLoud last weok. Ho
loll under tho feet of a team of horses
i ml was kicked by ono of them in tho
back. Ho only lived ten minutes after
being picked up.
Lone Wolf was visited by a llro last
.veek that destroyed a hotol, numorous
residences, a meat market, billiard
md realty building, A bank was
iynamlted to stop the spread of tho
THE GEORGIA MAN HEADS POPU
LIST NATIONAL TICKET
OMAHA PiATFORM OF I 92 REAFFIRMED
Thomas H. Tibbies of Nebraska Chos
en as Candidate for Vice President
-Senator Allen Would Not Enter
Into a Scramble for the Nomination
SPRINGFIELD, ILL.: Thomas E.
Watson of Georgia for president and
Thomas H. Tibbies of Nebraska for
vlco president wero nominated by tho
populist convention. Tho names of
William V. Allen of Nebraska and
Samuel W. Williams of Indiana were
also placed before the convention lor
president, hut before the list of states
had been completed In the roll call
their names were withdrawn and
Watson was nominated by acclama
tion. Former Senator Allen made good
his word that he would not enter in
to a scramble for tho nomination,
and while the nominations were being
mado ho twice Instructed -the Ne
braska delegation to say that his
name must not go before the conven
tion. In tho face of this, however, ho
received more than forty votes.
Whether Mr. Watson will accept
the nomination or not no one in the
convention seemed to know.
Williams of Indiana received only
a few votes and soon withdrew, giving
Mr. Watson the nomination unani
mously. There were fivo nominations for
vlco president: Thomas H. Tibbies of
Nebraska, Theodore B. Ityner of Penn
sylvania, L. H. Weller of Iowa, Sam
uel W. Williams of Indiana and
George F. Washburn of Massachus
etts. Tibbies rcccivod practically all
the votes on tho first ballot.
Former Congressman E. F. Ridgely
of Kansas attempted to secure tho
postponment of a ticket until after
the St. Louis convention, but his reso
lution was promptly tabled.
After the convention adjourned a
meeting of tho national committee
was held. James H. Farrls of Jollet,
111., was elected chairman, Charles O.
DeFranco of Lincoln Neb., secretary,
and Georgo F. Boston, treasurer.
Tho committee on resolutions, in its
report to tho convention, reaffirmed
adherence to tho basic truths of the
Omaha platform of 1892 and of tho
subsequent platforms of 1890 and
1900. The platform then demands that
all money be Issued direct by the gov
ornmont, every dollar to be a full legal
tender; demands pos'tal savings
banks; upholds the right of labor to
organize and favors the enactment of
legislation for tho Improvement of
tho condition of the wage earners;
demands prohibition of tho alien
ownership; demands tho initiative
and referendum; demands the with
drawal of special privileges to trusts
and monopolies and declares that the
government should own and control
tho railroads, telegraph and telephone
systems and should provldo a parcels
Tho platform was adopted unani
mously. When nominations for president
woro called for tho name of Thomas
E. Watson of Georgia was presented
by National Chairman Jo. A. Parker
of Kentucky. Formor Congressman
It. D. Sutherland of Nebraska named
William V. Allen of Nebraska, but
said that Senator Allen had author
ized him to say that tho nomination
would not bo accepted unless It camo
Senator Williams of Indiana was
placed in nomination by Thomas
Wadsworth of Indiana.
Rules Governing the Expenditure of
the $100,000 Appropriation
MUSKOGEE: The secretary of thfc
Interior has submitted to Superinten
dent John Benedict of tho Indian
schools rules and regulations govern
ing the expenditure of the 100,000
appropriation provided for by the last
congVess ibr tho education of the
children of non-citizens in Indian Ter
ritory. According, to the rules the entire
appropriation is to be expended in the
payment of teachers' salaries. Where
it is convenient the tribal school
buildings already in existence will be
used, and whero there aro no build
ings the citizens of tho community
are required to construct and equip
tho nocessary buildings.
One of tho features of tho regula
tion Is that none of tho towns and
cities are to be benefitted by the ap
propriatlon, it being exclusively for
tho education of the children of non
citizens in the country districts. Tho
Indian children are to attend tho
samo schools with the whites, where
practical. In such cases the salaries
of the teachers aro to be paid both
from the appropriation and from the
tribal funds in proportion to the num
ber of each class attending.
For the education of negro children"
of both citizens and non-citizens sepa
rato schools are to be provided.
The matter of locating the naw
schools is left to Superintendent
Benedict iTnd the supervisors of the
nations where such schools are to
bo established, subject, however, in
all cases to tho approval of the sec
retary of tho interior. The superin
tendent also has the examining and
appointing of teachers, but the sec
retary fixes their salaries.
Mr. Benedict will begin Immediately
to carry out the instructions. It
cannot be stated now just how many
new schools wlii be required, but it is
the intention of the department that
all children of the territory be given
advantage of the provision. In many
cases the tribal buildings are large
enough to acommodate all the chil
dren of the district, while in many
other localities no buildings at all ex
ist. However, tho residents of most
communities will be willing to con
struct the necessary houses. Superin
tendent Benedict has already received
numerous letters in which such offers
This is the first provision that has
over been made for tho education of
the children of non-citizens in the
country districts. In most of the
towns tho municipal governments
have provided excellent schools. It
was for this reason that tho appro
priation is to go entirely to the coun
Tho secretary's rules wero based
upon recommendations submitted by
Superintendent Benedict through In
dian Inspector J. Georgo Wright.
VALUED AT $5,000
A Young Woman Sues for Breach of
OKLAHOMA CITY: Bessie Smith,
a leading society young woman and
tho possessor of considerable prop
erty and money in her own name,
has sued W. II. Crawford or this city
for 55,000 for broach of marriage con
tract. The petition alleges that the
couplo enterod Into a contract for
marrlago and that while thus engaged
Crawford secured a considerable sum
of money from the plaintiff and then
refused to perform his part of the
marrlago contract. Crawford is a
well known business man.
Papa Spoiled Their Plans
SHAWNEE: A pretty young wom
an named Collins attempted to olope
from hor home north of hero with n
young man. Hor father followed
and caught them on a westbound
train, which was Just leaving. He
grabbed the girl, pulled tho bell cord
and left tho young man to take tho
wedding journey oloua.
Every housekeeper should know
that if they will buy Defiance Cold
Water Starch for laundry use they
will save not only time, because it
never sticks to the iron, but because
each package contains 16 oz. one full
pound while all other Cold Water,
Starches are put up in -pound pack-!
ages, and the price is the same, 10
cents. Then again because Defiance'
Starch is free from all injurious chem
icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a,
12-oz. package it is because he has
a stock on hand which he wishes to
dlspono of before he puts in Defiance.
He knows that Defiance Starch has
printed on every package in large let-,
ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand
Defiance and save much time ana
money and tho annoyance of the iron
ticking. Defiance never Bticks.
The secret of success is nothing
moro than doing what you can d((
well that is to say, what persons.
Goat Milk for Children.
In Paris a Swiss brings a herd oi
goats in summer and parades through
tho' streets selling tho milk, which la
beneficial to children. He plays a lit
tle air on a mouth-organ, ' and is al
ways followed by his goats and a
crowd of eager little folks.
First Dark Horse
James K. Polk was the first "dark
horse" to fill the presidential chair.
He was elected in 1844, the year
when the annexation of Texas was
the foremost issue. In the Demo
cratic convention the leading candi
dates for tho nomination wero Van
Buren and Cass. Polk received no
vote unt itlhetaoin lis mh K ,
vote until the eighth ballot, when his
name was taken up as a compromise
and he was nominated.
Let us hear a man and woman talk
two minutes, and, if they do not know
we are listening, we can tell whether
they are married or not. Atchison
Had To Switch.
Even the most careful person is apt
to get on the wrong track regarding
food sometimes and has to switch
When the right food is selected the
host of ails that come from Improper
food and drink disappear, even where
the trouble has been of lifelong stand
ing. "From a child I Was never strong
and had a capricious appetite and I
was allowed to eat whatever I fancied
rich cake, highly seasoned food, hot
biscuit, etc. so It was not surprising
that my digestion was soon out of
order and at the age of twenty-three I
was on the verge of nervous prostra
tion. I had no appetite and as I had
been losing strength (because I didn't
get nourishment in my dally food to
repair tho wear and tear on body and
brain) I had no reserve force to fall
back on, lost flesh rapidly and no med
icine helped me.
"Then it was a wise physician or
derod Grape-Nuts and cream am' saw
to it that I gave this food (new to me)
a proper trial and it showed he knew
what ho was about, because I got bet
ter by bounds from the very first.
That was in the summer and by win
ter 1 was in better health than ever
before in my life, had gained in flesh
and weight and felt liko a new person
altogether in mind as well as body,
all due to nourishing and completely
digestible food, Grape-Nuts.
"This happened three years ago and
never since then have I had any but
Serfcct health, for I stick to my
rape-Nuts food and cream and still
think it delicious, I eat it every day.
I never tire of this food and I can en
joy a saucer of Grape-Nuts and cream
whoa nothing else satisfies my appe
tite and it's surprising how sustained
and strong a small saucerful will
make one feel for hours." Name giv
en by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
True food that carries one along and
"there's a reason." Grape-Nuts 10
days proves big things.
Get the Utye book. "Tue Road to
WeHtine K eatVltg.