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BEAVER, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1895.
Senator Dubois says silver senti
ment Is rapidly spreading in New York.
New Yokk city has decided to crec
no more schoolhou&es without provld
ing them without ample playgrounds.
The statement is mndo that tho Rus
sian thistle in Its uatlva country is cut)
when green and dried for forago and
fuel during the winter.
Society- women of Fort Smith, Ark.,
hnvo been indicted by tho grand Jury
for gambling because they havo played
progressive euchre for prizes.
Senator IIlackhuhn intends to can
vass Kentucky for free silver, and See
retnryCurlid6 "'aBT Sen!Uor Il'.ndsay
will, It is said, tako tho other side o'
The new Spanish premier, Senor
Canovas, is said to bo tho homollcst
man and the most sarcastic orator In
Madrid. He was also the champion of
the abolition of slavery in Spain and
A recent dispatch said that the stale
department of llollvia was economiz
ing. The president had cut down his
own salary, had reduced tho pay of
nineteen stato oillcers and had dis
pensed with thirteen ofllccs, thereby
saving thirteen salaries.
United States army oillcers have
recently made a discovery exceedingly
Interesting to them. It is that in the
next five years, or between now und
April 1, 1900, thero will be 130 retire
ments of oillcers on account of age, the
vacancies occurring In all branches.
Senator Hill expressed the de
termination in Washington recently
to attack tho incomo tax law at the
first opportunity. "As soon as the
Fifty-fourth congress convenes," he
said, "I intend to offer n bill in the
senate to repeal tho income tax."
Hemit Wii.nnitLY. convicted at Rir
mingham, Ala., for highway robbery,
and sentenced to nine years' imprison
ment, has been pardoned by Gov.
Oatcs, it having been proved that Abe
Mitchell, a notorious outlaw, was Wil
bcrly's double In every detail, evon to
being one-eyed and that It was Mitch
ell who had committed tho highway
"William Coukt Uullt. the now
bpeakcr of the house of commons, steps
into about the best job in the United
Kingdom. He will receive an annual
salary of 525,000. With this goes a
peerage, a palatial residence, a suite ol
offices, a pension of 820,000 and no end
of patronage. He also enjoys the dis
tinction of being tho "first -commoner
Tun shipment of a, car load of Cali
fornia flowers to the Chicago market
for the Easter trade proved on un
profitable experiment, three-fourths of
tho flowers arriving in a worthless
condition. Out of 25,000 Calla lilies
less than -1,000 were fit for tho market.
Tho only flowers that will bring a good
price were 50,000 yellow Marguerites.
The bale will not cover the expenses.
Instructions havo been Issued by
Secretary Smith to tho five members
of the llnwes committee to meet at
South McAloster on May 1 next and
organize for work. The duties of the
commission are to confer with the
Creeks, Chickasaws, Chcrokccs and
Scminoles, witli a view to persuading
them to relinquish the tribal system
and accept their lands in severalty, so
they may sooner or later be organized
into a state of tho union.
A cluii man of Now York said recent
ly that Cornelius Vanderbilt has an
idea that the anarchists and unem
ployed will one day rise up against tho
wealthy, and one of the first points of
attack will be the Vanderbilt mansion.
Tho Vanderbilt house appears to Its
owner, the club man said, as the placo
where, like the Tutleries In the time of
the commune, the mob will rush in one
great gate on Fifty-seventh street and
out the other one on Fifty-eighth, using
tho wido halls as they did those of tho
French palace and applying the torch
as they crowd through tho building.
ClIItlSTOl'lIKH COLUMKITH HlTTER, of
Newark, O., who through J. Wilkes
Booth's influence secured a position In
Ford's theater, claims that Iloston Cor
bett shot Edward Fuchs, an actor re
sembling Booth, and not President
Lincoln's assassin. Hitter declares
that ho assisted llootli to escape and
that thej' sailed for Hrazll May 2, 1805,
that ho soon left Brazil, but mot Booth
UJ' appointment in Hamburg eleven
years ago, and Booth then gavo him
pictures of his children born to his
South American wife. Rltter says ho
heard from Booth last winter and that
ho was then on tho stugo.
Ir the income tax had been hold to
bo constitutional In all Its features,
William Waldorf Astor would havo
been compelled to pay a tax of 8175,000.
John D. Rockefeller's tax would havo
been S152.000. Other taxes would havo
ranged about as follows: Russell Sago,
890,000; Jay Gould estate and Cornelius
Vanderbilt, 880,000 each; W. K. Van
derbilt, S75.000; Henry M. Flagler and
Wlllium Rockefellor.SOO.OOO each; John
Jacob Astor and Moses Taylor estate,
850,000 each. Hetty Green would havo
been compelled to pay tho heaviest tax
borne by the women. Her proportion
would have been about 830,000.
Mil John G. M.oore is the man who
brought tho suit which testod tho in
come tax law, and already the case
has cost him C20.000. After the decis
ion ho received hundreds of telegrams
and letters of congratulation from
people who wero interested In the de
feat of tho tnx. John D. Rockefeller,
who would havo been obliged to pay
8152,000 if tho case had gono against
the appealer, was one of the first to
rend his congratulations. A Maryland
man has offered to sand him a barrel
of oysters every week if ho will accept
them, and thero is a movement to re
imburse him for tho costs of the suit.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
Qloanod By Tolofjraph and Mai
rtKSON'AL, ANO l'OLITICAL.
Chairman Harvey, of the Bimetallic
league, has published at Chicago a let
ter to Mr. Cleveland In reply to tho
president's recent letter on tho money
question. Mr. Harvoy says Mr. Cleve
land's letter docs not present tho true
merits of tho controversy and holds
that tho shrlnkngo In values has led to
a large volume of debt, and that a dobt
for 81,000 that 1,000 bushels of wheat
would have paid ten years ago now re
quires tho farmer to give up 2,000 bush
els to pay tho samo debt.
A dispatch to tho Jv.Judon Time?
from- Shanghai said that LI Hung
Chang's son-in-law telegraphed that n
peace convention was signed nt Shi
monoscki on the 15th by tho plenipo
tentiaries of China and Japan.
The Paris Figaro gave currency to a
rumor that Dr. Xunsen, tho Arctic ex
plorer, had found tho North polo, and
that It was situated on a chain of
mountains. It wus also said that he
had planted there the Xorwogian fiag.
Tho story was regarded as without
A dispatch from St. Petersburg stat
ed that the Novostl declared that the
minister of llnauco Intended to prepare
for the establishment of gold currency
by permitting payments and business
transactions on the basis of tho gold
rouble, which had hitherto been for
bidden. The depreciation In silver
rendered Impossible tho establishment
of an actual silver rouble currency,
which was tho Russian nominal stand
ard. Charles II. Mansur, assistant comp
troller of tho treasury and formerly
congressman from Missouri, died on
the 10th at Washington, agcid CO years.
Senator William M. Stewart, of Ne
Tada, one of tho most active of tho silver
monometalllsts, has written along let
ter in reply to President Cleveland's
letter to the Chicago committoo on
tho money question.
J. A. White, of Colunfbus, Go., an
nounced his intention on tho 10th of
becoming a candidate for president of
tho United States, as tv silver man,
laboring man and a southerner. Ho
wants to "unite tho west and south."
Ho has been an unsuccessful candidate
for mayor of Columbus and for sheriff
of Muscogee county. He is a shoe
maker. A disi'Atcii from Vienna ea'd that
the inspired St. Petersburg correspond
ent of the Polltscho Correspondenz de
clared that a conflict between Russia
and Japan was inevitable if the pub
lished details of the Chlnese-JapaneMi
ticaty of peace wero correct.
Washington has entered the field as
an active competitor for tho location
of both republican and democratic na
tional conventions in 18fJ. The board
of trado will tako the lead In tho mat
ter, and much stress is laid on the ar
gument that thero had novcr been a
national nominating convention held
nt tho capital of the nation.
It was announced on tho 13th that
Great Britain had refused to accept the
proposition of Nicaragua to arbitrate
Gen. John B. Gordon, commander o
tho United Confederate Veterans urges
tho members of tho order all over tho
country to be present nt tho fifth an
nual reunion to be held tho latter part
of May at Houston, Tex. Ho repre
sents that projects of great importance
will como up, among other things the
marking, and caring for tho graves of
the unknown dead who aro buried at
Gettysburg, Cairo and other battlo
fields and in other cemeteries, and tho
formulation of plans for a mutual re
lief and beneficial association.
The story recently sent out from
Guthrie, Ok., reporting a battlo at
Tishomingo, Chickasaw nation, be
tween followers of Gov. Mosoloy and
800 armed Indians, duriug which six
man wero said to have been killed out
right and eight wounded, was declared
by tho Chickasaw authorities as being
absolutely without foundation.
Three hundred men employed by tho
Chicago City Railway Co. In the con
struction of its electric lines have
struck because their request for an in
crease in wages from 81-25 to 81.50 per
day was refused.
Mil Preston, tho director of tho
mint, ordered the 8550,000 in gold bul
lion and 150,000 ounces of silver now at
the United States mint at Carson City,
Nov., shipped at once to the mint at
San Francisco. Tho Inference was
that tho Carson City mint would soon
be dismantled and Its machinery
shipped to Denver for uso In the mint
to bo established there.
At Cincinnati tho largo six-story
building of tho National Saw Co., oc
cupying almost- a square, burned at
midnight on tho 17th. Tho building
was valued at over 850,000. Tho Na
tional Saw Co. lose on stock, machinery,
A decision has been rendered by tho
secrctury of tho Interior involving the
right to pension on claims filed by
persons after attaining their 10th year
for or on account of whom uo claim
has been mado during the period of
their pensionable minority as children
of a soldier who had died from causes
originating In tho lino of duty. Tho
secretary holds that tho claim ia not
forfeited by neglect to filo application
during tho period of pensiouablo
Quite a severe shock of earthquako
was felt at Burlington, Vt, at 11:20 a.
m. on tho 17th. Buildings and their
contents wero shaken, but thero was
uo serious damage. Tho movement
,was from southwest to northeast.
Deleoates from tho national board
of trado met at Washington to discuss
improvements in tho methods of gath
ering government crop reports, sta
tistics, etc. Tho meeting was called to
order by A. C. Raymond, of Detroit.
The general merchandise storo of IL
Keller & Son at Wrlghtsvillo, Pa., was
blown up recently. The damago will
amount to 813,000. The explosion wa
thought to have been tho work of
enemies of Keller & Son.
There was another violent earth
quako shock at Laldbach, Austria, on
tho 17th. It was found that tho re
cent subterranean disturbances had
damaged U3 per cent, of the houses at
Laldbach, and tratlic and business
there have been suspended.
Four huvulred miners of tho Royal
Coal and Coke Co.'s mines at Coal
Creek, Tenn.. havo walked out becauso
tho company refused to discharge a
mine superintendent und thirteen min
ers brought from Ohio. Tho shutting
down of tho mines throws out of em
ployment 200 people besides the
The pope, through tho congregation
of tho propaganda, has addressed a let
tcr to the Canadian bishops, condemn
ing tho frequenting of Protestant or
neutral schools by the Catholics of
The 13th at Los Angeles, Cal., wa
Children's day of tho carnival, and
thousands of little tots wero In lino ar
rayed In white and tho colors of La
Fiesta. It was stated that tho proces
sion of school children was not tho
succoss anticipated, owing to tho re
fusal of the Fiesta managers to allow
tho A. P. A. float, "The Little Rod
Schoolhouse," to be carried in tho
The interior department was await
ing Gov. Renfrow's argument in sup
port of tho right of Oklahoma to select
indemnity school lands In tho Kickapoo
Indian reservation, and no steps look
ing to the opening of that land will bo
taken ponding its receipt.
The National league opened the cham
pionship baseball season on tho 18th
with Brooklyn nt New York, Philadel
phia at Baltimore, Cleveland at Cincin
nati, Boston at Washington, Pittsburgh
at Loulsvlllo and Chicago at St. Louis.
The fifth International convention
of tho Young Women's Christian asso
ciation opened at Pittsburgh, Pa., ov
Df.I'Loraiile accounts of tho condi
tion of crops were received from the
section around Austin, Tex., as n result
of tho unprecedented dry winter nnd
spring. Tho prevailing winds had
boon from the north, blasting fruit and
withering oats, which will be a total
failure. Cotton seed had rotted In the
ground and whole plantations will havo
to bo roplanted. Corn was wilting;
trees, which usually havo a crop of
young nuts at this time of the year,
were just budding.
Dr. Salmon, tho chief of tho bureau
of animal industry, has presented to
Secretary Morton a brief statement as
to the prices in the Chicago market of
dressed beef and shipping steers since
January 1. Ho winds up by saying
that tho rise in the price of dressed
beef was unwarranted und should bo
only in proportion to tho rise for beel
Alexander Turk went to the home
of Miss Julia Fallon, at Cloveland, O.
on tho 17th, nnd after a brief talk with
her fired three shots Into her body
killing her, and then turned the
weapon upon himself nnd fell dead
from a shot through the head.
The walls of tho nearly complotcd
Tretz building at Gloversville, N. Y.,
collapsed on the 10th. Two painters
of Johnstowr, Adam and Washington
Vceder, wero burled In tho ruins and
two plumbers were badly injured.
One of tho mines of tho'Cresccnt Coal
Co., at "Gallup, N. M., caught fire and
fifteen men were almost suffocated
from tho smoko and gas. Thuy wore
carried out of the mine after tho fire
Sweden has now joined tho othci
countries of Europe in increasing the
duty on brcadstuifa, as is shown by a
report to the state department from
United States Consul Boysen.of Gothon
berg. THIS I. AT IMC
AnDMORE, I. T., April 21. About
1:30 Friday morning lire was discov
ered in tho livery barn of Cnthey und
Ham. The firo spiend rapidly and be
foro it was checked sixty build
ings had burned. One of the hostlers
wus probably fatally burned. Twenty
six livery horses were rousted ullve.
Tho aggregate loss entailed Is vari
ously estimated ut between S500.00C
St. Joseph, Mo., April 21. Little
Nelllo Meeks, the sole survivor of the
massacre of Urownlng, where tho
eutiro Meeks' family, with the excep
tion of tho llttlo girl, were butchered,
for whoso murder the Taylor brothers
aro now awaiting trial a second time,
will bo placed on exhibition. A prom
inent amusement muunger returned
hero last night and announced that ho
secured if contract for her exhibition.
Uordentown, N. J., April 21. Mrs.
Charles i Purnell, mother of the lulo
Charles Stewurt Purnell, who lives at
Ironsides, wus found bleeding and tin
coneclous lata last night on the road
to her home. Mrs. Parnell wus lying
by tho fence with her fuce covered
with blood. The authorities aro un
able to soy whether she fell and was
injured or wus assaulted.
El Reno, 0. T., April 21. Frank
Moak was killed by Christopher Mol
ler iu Mustang township, this county,
Friday night, Mo.ik had como be
tween Mailer and his wife, who had
onco soparatcd, but had commenced
living together again, und when Moak
camo to tho hou o of Moller he wus
ordered uway. He refused to go and
Moller got his gun und commenced to
use it. Moak undertook to take the
gun away from Moller, when the latter
killed him. Moller was permitted to
run at large until the next day when
ho went to a justice of the peace aud
Topeka, Kan., April 21. Tho stato
live stock, buuitury commission has
quarantined 2,100 head of Mexican cat
tle at Summit, in Cowley couuty. Tho
cattle were brought into tho stato in
violation of the quarantine regu
lations. Ban Francisco, April 21. The coro
ner's jury in the Durunt case rendered
a verdict holding Durant guilty of
murdering Minnie Williams. Dur
ant was considerably affected over
the verdict of tho jury.
THE TWO MURDERS,
Five Detectives Firmly Dcclaro Thai
Durrant Was tho Perpetrator.
NOT FIT FOR CITIZENSHIP
Chiefs of ttio Uiuntlllns nmt the CnfiKM
bay Thrtr People Aro IIonrleiK Drunk-
RriU A Cnttleui-tn Accused
San Francisco, April 20. Tho Intl
matiou by frlendsof W. II. T. Durrant,
the young medical student and Sunda j
school librarian, nccused of the mur
dcrsof Miss Blanches Lamout and Mist
Mlnnlo Williams In Emanuel Baptist
church, that the police and detective?
havo ignored all clews crccept those
that point to Durrant's guilt, led the
chief of pollco to call his do
tectlvcs beforo him last night, sc
as to get n summary o)
tho evidence, nnd a consensus o
opinion. Five detectives have charge
of the case. The chief read tho ro
ports, questioned the men, and then
asked tho detectives If In their Investi
gations nnythlng had suggested that
the murders wero done by sevoral men
in company. Tho detail was unani
mous in declaring the belief that both
women wero killed by one and tho
samo man, and that man, W. II. T.
Durrant, was now under arrest.
There aro many theories and rumors
In circulation, nnd evon tho question
of hyuotism has been brought into the
affair, as accounting for tho manner
In which tho victims wero lured intr
Imllmm Not Fit for Citizens.
PF.NDLETON.Ore., April U0. Chief Poe,
of tho Umatilla Indians, and Chief
Young Chief, of the Cayuses, accom
panied by John Bean, left yesterday
for Washington. I hey nnd their fol
lowers want tho Indian agent to have
authority as formerly. They said the
Indians were hopeless drunkards and
would under the present rulings of tho
courts go to rulu by squandering all
A L'nttlrmnn Aremeil of Muritnr.
Evanston, Wyo., April 20 Tha
grand jury Impaneled by tho district
court of Uintah county hns returned a
truo bill charging E. S. Croker, a
wealthy cattleman of this city, with
tho murder of his partner, Harvoy
Booth, January 24.
WANTHU TIUMK PA Y.
BTember of the Kntnmn Anvliim Inventlfriit
Inc Committee Go On u l'urtlttl Strike for
Topeka, Knn., April 20. Tho asylum
invcstltratlon committee yesterday
afternoon struck for sotno pay. Thero
Is no legislative appropriation to meet
the expenses of any of tho investiga
tions now in progress and tho only
way to get any money, In tho absence
of an appropriation by thu lelslature, Is,
from tho governor's contingent fund.
Senator Carpenter and his associates,
therefore appealed to tho governor
for their pay. Tho governor said ho
had sot asido 82.000 to pay tho expenses
of all threo committees, which ho was
willing to divide with Senator Carpen
ter's committee. Senator Carpenter
thereupon nsked for S1.000 to pay per
diem -end milcago of tho commit
tee and Its oillcers, and tho governor
paid it, although he protested that ho
had not expected to bo hit so hard
by a tintrlo committee. Tho governor
also paid the vouchors of somo wit
nesses who refused to appear boforo
the committee without their pay and
mileage in advance. It Is understood
that the other committees will draw
on the governor's fund. Witnesses will
have to go unpaid until tho legislature
A HOTKL HOOP OAltUKN.
tInnRer of thoMlillnmt nt Ktmai City lint
l'lnn for Snnimnr Kntcrtntnmeiit.
Kansas Citv, Mo., April 20. J. B.
Smith, manager of tho Midland hotel,
Is considering plans for a roof garden
on the roof of tho west half of tho
hotel building. Ho has 8,000 square
feet of floor space which can bo oasily
converted Into a garden which would
bo n delightful placo to spend a sum
mer evening. If his present plans aro
carried Into effect ho will placo plants
and flowers on tho roof In an artistic
way and will furnish tho garden with
tables and chairs where, refreshments,
will be served to guests. A small ad
mission feo will bo charged. Roof
gardens have proved to bo popular nnd
profitable In other clties,but this Is tho
first effort to establish ono of any sizo
in Kansas City.
Tho Conductor' Convention.
St. Louis. April 20. The grand di
vision, of tho Order of Railway Con
ductors, which has now over 21,000
members, will meet In Atlanta May 14,
and extensive arrangements havo beon
mado to have a large and Interesting
annual convention. Over 100 roads
have given notice that they will carry
delegates nnd their wives free, ntd tho
sleeping car companies will charge faro
to Atlanta, but not on tho return trip.
I.lvu Htork Incinerated,
Madison, Ind., April 20. A largo
barn owned by James Grahsm, situated
8 miles north of this city, burnod at
midnight. Two vuluablohorsos, twelve
head of cattle and twenty tons of hay,
together with a lot of agricultural im
plements, 200 bushels of corn. etc.. wero
entirely consumed. Loss, 810,000, In
fitotii Moner mid Ilia Niece.
Lexington, Mo., April 20. Otto
Baucrle robbed his father of 8120 and
eloped with his niece, Amelia Bauerle,
last night. Ho has caused his family a
great deal of trouble of late. Thero
aro five lndictmonts pending against
him now for selling liquor to students
of an ucademy. TUo officers aro after
The Ttile Turned on f otllnn.
Pender, Neb., April 20. Tho posso
of men who went td tho reservation
country after tho Indian police, who
hud urrcsted Sheriff Miller, captured
two of them and they aro now In Jull
at this placo. They took tho Iudlatia
THE CHURCH MURDER.
Somewhat of n Clmnce nt sentiment In the
Noted Sun rriinrl.ro Cn'r.
San Francisco, April 10. Thcodoro
Durant was very cheerful yesterday
morning and greeted everyone with
whom he camo In contoct.with a smilo
And n pleasant word. Tho change in
(ho conduct of the accused man is
probably caused by the belief that the
police havo exhausted every mlno of
Information against him. Tho scni-ch-ing
of tho church Is finished and nc
further evidence has been brought tc
Police Surgeon Somcrs visited him
yesterday morning to study his actions,
In anticipation of n pica of insanity
when tho caso Is brought to trial. Df.
homers says that Durant shows nc
signs of an unbalanced mind; in fact,
ho spoke with Intelligence on every
subject that was brought up.
A slight reaction In public; opinion
has set In In fnvor of Durant, brought
about, no doubt, by tho testimony of
thoso who witnessed his cool actions
after tho discovery of the body. On
tho other hand, tho circumstantial evi
dence against Durant is so strong that
something else will havo to bo done to
remove from the minds of many people
the Impression that he is tho guilty
Hoard of Mntiiiccrft Consider
Wabhinoton, April 10. Tho board of
managers of soldiers' homes discussed
for some time yesterday the sttuatlou
at tho Leavenworth home. Tho trou
blo thero is tho subject report mado by
a special sub-commlttco of the board
last year. At the meeting somo months
ago this report was considered and
tho board appeared divided on tho mat
ter of ousting tho higher officials thero
and putting others In their pluccs.
It was tho opinion of half of thu
board that the best way to stop tho
trouble between tho governor of tho
home, Col. Smith, nnd the secretary
and treasurer, Maj. Shockloy, would
be to ask for resignations of both. But
no action was taken, and tho mutual
friends of Smith and Shockloy mndo
an effort to bring about a reconcilia
tion, and it has been intimated to tho
board by tho friends of both that tho
troublo would likely remain burled If
nothing more was done. It seems that
this representation was mado to tho
members of tho board at tho present
meeting, and it was concluded to tako
no further action on the special rcpor
mado at this meeting.
EMDRYO OIL KINGS.
f he ltlie In tha Price of OH Una Ntlmnlntnd
the Search ftir tho Article.
Toledo, 0., April 10. Tho number
of new rigs that aro being erected In
tho northwestern Ohio field is some
thing enormous and if tho prlco of the
crudo product holds up nnywhoro
near what It is now tho oil trado will
make this by far tho greatest year in
tho history of the Trenton limestone
field. People who novcr had an Idea
of embarking In tho oil business aro
out hustling for leases. There is u fas
cination about tho oil industry that
catches them all and when once In It
they nro there to stay. Every outgoing
train in the direction of tho country ifi
loaded down with passengers. Ten
barrel territory Is now considered very
valuable by tho trade which Is
hustling after It. On Saturday last
the shipments of Lima crudo by tho
Buckeye Pipci Lino Co. nmountcd to
84,110 barrels. Tho runs were 113,.r.43
barrels. Tho largo runs are accounted
for by the selling of oil of thoso par
ties who wero holding for better prices.
Tho shipments wero very large, and If
they average that for any length of
time tho surplus will diminish very
INCOME TAX RECEIPTS.
A Heller That the ItecclpU Will Itcach thr
Wabhinoton, April 10. It is authori
tatively stated at tho treasury depart
ment that reports of collectors so far
received show that the amount of in
como tax receipts no doubt will reach
the estimate mado beforo tho decision
of tho supremo court was rendered.
This Is Interpreted to mean about 815,
000,00a No Information as to tho num
ber and amount of returns already re
ported would bo given out. Much to
tho surprise nnd annoyance of the
officials, Information reached tho de
partment that Incomo tax roturns were
still blng offered and asked for In
rtructlons. Several returns viero of
fered to tho collector for this city, and
ho was instructed to receive them sub
ject to whatever notion might bo
decided upon lutcr.
CHANGES THE RULES.
l'restdent Clorelnnd ModlO nn Order He
glinting Civil Service.
Washington, April 19. President
Cleveland hus slightly altered ono of
tho rnles of tho civil service commis
sion. Previous to November 2 last
persons could be appointed to govern
munt positions not protected by the
civil service law not subject to examt
nation, and then after ji year's service
could bo transferred to positions with
in tho civil service without under
going tho usual compotltivo ex
aminations. This method, giving rlso
to abuses, was at that date prohibited
by tho president. Ho has issued an
other order explaining that his pre
vious prohibition was not Intended to
be retroactive, and did not apply to
persons who wero In tha unclassified
service prior to tho time of ltsissuaucc.
NO CHICKASAW CONFLICT.
The Itepnrt of a Deadly Flcht at TUho.
iiilneo 'Without Foundation.
Denison, Tox., April 19. Tho story
sent out-from Guthrie, Ok., last night
reporting a battlo at Tishomingo,
Chickasaw nation, between followers
of Gov, Mosoloy and 200 armed In
dians, duriug which six men we're said
to havo been killed outright and
eight wounded, is declared by tho
Chickasaw authorities as absolutely
without foundation. Instead of being
disturbed by factional difisrvnces, the
Chlokasaw government is in full con
trol and tho nation In most prosperous.
Oanudlau county has 815,003 In tho
Tho probate judges of tho territory
will got together on the 30 and discuss
thu d I voice law.
Tho Duncan Banner sprlugs Hi
name of Judge Kllgoro for governor
of the new slnto of Indianola.
Tho Choctaw election comes off Au
gust 7. The nominations havo boon
made nnd the campaign Is on.
If Senator Dawes retires from tho
commission it is uluimvd that President
Cleveland will romovo thaoutlro board.
Tho owner of a farm near Chandler
upon which that "sllvor rock" was dis
covered has been oiTorod 80.000 for tho
It cost Oklahoma City 810,000 to pur
chase half mllo of right-of-way for tho
Choctaw, but Okluhom.i City la glad of
The board of regents of tho Normal
school ut Norman havo decided to
build an annex for tho accomodation
of colored students.
John J. Wnlklns, a farmer living just
north of Guthilo. hns boon paid 8300 by
Logan county for permission to run u
highway through his farm.
President Clovoland has appointed
W. IL Simpson of tho Indian Territory
arbiter und appraiser of tho Chootuw
right of way with full power to act.
The Oklahoma City Star thinks that
Tulsa Juck will not blnio away at pas
sengers any more, but that ho will
blnzo away alright somowhoro olso.
The. Indians have quoer nainos. A
correspondent lit tho Arapahoe coun
try writes: Mr. Big Bolly camo to
town Thursday to got somo scad oats
for his farm.
Judge Blerer has ordorod Mayor
Stone of Perry to turn Ills oflico over
to tho newly elected officials. Stono
says ho wus elected for two yoars und
refuses to do it. ,
Some ono nt Tecumseh romarko 1 to
the editor that If tho chlldron in tho
territory wero given somo other liuino
than "Bill" or "Kid" thero would bo
In tho eabln of a queer old fiddler
who died noar Tulsa iu tho Territory,
lost week, papors wero found showing
that he was worth 8100,000. Uo loft
uo holr and no will.
In unpicking a quantity of goods
recently, Bob Lynch of Tulsa, found u
roll of mutilated money. Ho sent it lo
tho treasury department nnd roeoived
SliO ir. good money.
President Cleveland has pardoned
Blue Duck, a Cherokee who wua sen
tenced to b: hunted. Tho only kind
of a duck the President cares to massa
cre is tho canvas b.ick
House bill No. 120, relating to tho
assessment of property, failed to be
come, a law. It was signed by tho
speoker, the president and tho govern
or but did uot puss tho council.
The Doror train robbors nro sorry
now they turned their nttcntlon to
that brunch of tho "Industry." Tho
time has pissed when tho robber cap
tain can successfully load more thun
A number of tho most prominent
merchants of Oklahoma City have filed
u petition restraining tho county
treasurer from collooting their
tnxc. They claim that their assess
ments are to high.
Where n koinoxteadcr dies leaving a
widow who nlso dies without compli
ance with the homestead law, tho
right to ncqulro p.ttont pattxes to tho
heirs of the entrymnn, both adults
and minors equally.
Tho renders of the Duncan Banner
enjoyed a novelty last week. Tho
paper on which tho IUnnor is printed
wus aboard thu Rook Inland train that
wiib held up aud stopped n bullot.
The bullet plot cod 4!M) p ipors.
Air. Saule of Klldaro look tho body
of his wife to tho old homo In Illinois.
At St. Louis tho body of Mrs. Saulo
was exchanged for ncothor oorpso oh
route, nnd Mr, Saulo had to return to
St. Louis to rectify tho error.
The Oklahoma City Slur says: Tho
Chandler peoplo congratulates them
selves becauso they havo no railroad.
The cars might bring in trumps who
might huvf the small pox who might
glvo it to the citizens who might dlo.
Near Perry ono day reeuutly a far
mer's toum run oil. Tho linos bo
nune tangled about thu body aud logs
of tho farmer nnd his position was
dangerous uud painful. As a lust ex
tremity he grabbod a small tree und
held on till tho lines broke.
AtTahlequah nt 1:30 o'clock Mon
doy morning an incendiary firo was
started in the livery buru of J. W.
Watson, und before tho flames oOuld
bo checked two whole blocks, Includ
ing eighteen business houses, four sosl
ilcnces and about fifteen offices wore
destroyed. The total loss is cstiinutod
at 8200,000, covered perhupa by 10 por
Instructions wore issued by Secre
tary of the Interior Smith, on the IS,
to the members of the Duwes com-mlt-slon
to meet at South McAloster
on May 1 next ami organize for work.
Tho last cougres uhanged the number
of commissioners from three to fiv.
and appropriated 830,000 for its work.
As each commissioner gets 83,000
a year tho sum would be euough to
curry on tho work for about ouo yean
Physicians Aro Aatoundod by a
A Tonnx Man. Stricken with tndry
l'aralj-slj nnd Yet Recover.
irrom tho Times. Philadelphia, To.
Stricken with Landry's Paralysis, and yet
urod. That means but llttlo to tho average
layman but It mosus a mlr.iclo to aphysl
;Inn, Such Is tho oxpcricuco of O. E. Dalll
rioro now a resident of Madison, N. J.,
tud a ruro experience- It is.
"Yo,lt Is truo that Iliad Landry's Par
ilysl8,"sald Mr. Dalllmnro to a reporter,
'orclso tho most celebrated phyBlclans of
Loudon wore mistaken.
"It was on tho 15th of March, this year,"
!io continued, "when I was In Now York
:lty, that I first felt tho symptoms of my
troublo. I experienced diflleulty In going
op stairs, my logs fulling to support mo. I
:onsultod a physician who Informed mo that
I had every symptom of Locomotor Ataxia,
but as tho caso developed ho iironounccd it
l caso of Landry's Paralysis and know
ing tho nnturo of tho disease- advised mo
to start for my homo and friends. Igavo
Up my work and on April 1st started for
Loudon, Ont. A well-known physician
was couaultod but I grow rapidly worse and
on Saturday, April", several cmlncntphy
tlclanshcld a consultation on my caso and
luforined mo that I was at death's door,
having but thrco to six days to llvo, still I
lingered on, by this tlmfj completely pnra
lyiod, my hands aud foot being dend. j
could hardly whisper my wants and could
only swallow liquids. Oh, tho Tnliiery of
thoso moments nro beyond all description
and doath would really havo been a wel
"Sow, oomos tho part that has astounded
tho physicians. Itov. Mr. Oondy, a clergy
man who vlslto-l me lu my lust hours, as he
supposed, told mo of tho marvellous cures
of paralysis that had been performed by
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pole People. I
Ktartod to tako tho pills about April 2a and
a wook after that felt nu Improvement in
my condition. Thero wns a w arm, tingling
sensation In tho limbs that lind been entire
ly dead and I soon began to move my feot
and hands, tho Improvement contlnurd un
til May 28 when I was taken put of bed for a
ililvoanl drovo tho horso myself. By tho
boTlnnlug of July I was nblo to walk "jp
italrs alono and paid a visit lo Niagara.
oiowiy oui surety i guinea my oiuucaiin
aud Btrongth leaving Ontario for New York
on October U and bo ginning tnyworkngaln'
an Ootobor 3 18U4. Cuicd of Landry's
f ariuysiB in eight months." Toconlirmiils
Itorvboyoml all doubt, Mr. Dolllmoreinndo
tho following affidavit.
Sworn and subscribed beforo me Decern
bor3, 1801. Alios C. lUTimuN.
sciL.l Xotary Piilltc.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills contain oil tho
Moments nocossary to glvo new life and
richness to the blood nod rostoro shattered
norvos. They nro for snlo by nil dmprplsts.
or may bo had by tnnll from Dr. Williams'
Mod lei no Company, Schenectady, N. Y., for
V) cents por box, or six boxes for (3.50.
REPnKBEN-i'ATIvn VfttllA.lt 'StJT&EB,
of Now York, has already nado hla
mark In Washington. Ills glaring red
cravats aro works of art and tho wonder
of tho city. ,
MisisTnn Barer sends up nn appeal
from Nicaragua for a calendar, ns thero
Is not ono in tho city of Managua. II o
needs a calendar to keep tlmo on tho
Wade Hamiton declares that women
and horses aro "justallko, and require
tho name treatment. There's only ono
way to got nlong with them: Uso your
strongest curbs on thu fast ones and
lash tho Blow ones like tho devil."
Sinck tho death of his wlfo, Allen G.
Thunnan, nffoctlonately known ns "Tho
Old Roman," hna becoma a strict re
clu.se. Ho reads all night, and spends
tho day asleep in his library in his
houso at Columbus, O. Ho is now 83
President Clcvklaitd is said to bo
In better health than he has been in for
some' years past. His complexion U
clear aud ho carries himself like a sian
who had given up all thoughts of be
coming a confirmed invalid. His re
cent duck-shooting expedition wus of
great benefit to him.
DAME FASHION'S DECREES.
Beaded galloon Is used to edgo tho
reverse and collars of velvet waists.
The fancy for colored underwear
continues, and exquisite sots aro made
of batiste and nainsook in very light
tints. Tho trimmings are cither edgings
Embroidered hosiery is popular, the
Instep and anklo showing extremely
protty doslgns, all very small nnd dono
in silk. There aro also openwork and
lace-woven hose in abundance.
Short Journejn on Long Itosd
Is tho characteristic title of a profusely
Uluxtratcd book containing over one hun
dred pages of charmingly written descrip
tions of summer resorts In the country
north and west of Chicago. The reading
matter Is new, tho Illustrations aro now,
and the Information therein will bo now to
A copy of "Short Journeys on a Long
Road" will bo sent f reo te anyone who will
enclose ten cents (to pay postage) to Geo.
H. Ht-AFixmn, General Paswnger Agent
Chicago, Mllwr.ukco & St. Paul Railway.
"I don't think your arguments against
Wuguer aro sound." "Well, If thoy aro not,
thafs-Avhero thoy differ from Wagner's inu
sic." Harper's Bu&ir.
A man may smllo and smile, but If he
doesn't quit ho will so snakes. Texas Sitt
Is tho result of tho usual treatment of blood
dlsordors. Tho eystoci U fllloU with Mercury and
1'otiuU remedied cioro to bo dreaded than t&6
dlseaso imj ia a short vhllo Is iu a far wona
condition tuau before The common result to
for which aaJ. Is tho most rcUablo cure, A few
bottled will afford rotlef trbcro all clso hns ailed.
1 icffored from a sovore attack of Mercurial
BhoumatUm, mjr arms and logs being swollen
to twloo their natural also, cuuelnjr tho moat
excruciation r tins. I spont hundreds et doUow
withoot relief, but after toUur a few bottla of
I lmnroTed ranldlv and
now a well moo, complete
ly eared. I eaa henrUly
recommaud it to oar oua
suffering from tW patois
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