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ARKO DAILY DEMO
Anadarko, Oklahoma, November 21. 1901.
.000 ICE PLANT OF TWENTY TONS CAPACITY SOON TO BE BVILT IN ANADAR.KO.
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STATISTICS OF INTEREST.
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Washingtor, Nov. 21. SptcialJ
l'. S. Iiihjm ctiir Wright for tho. In-
R. fll.'lM 'IVrrit.nl'V. Ill lllu rininrt. Hindi
lypuUio today, enters into an olabo-
rate statement of mutters in his do
pal tmont. Tlii' entire report anil
appendix cover '.'.iV printed pages.
Tho recommendations which he
makes, u hicli are interesting to this
section, an- an follow:
"The mi-ert!eil condition of af
faiiH ihrough-'iit Inilian Territory
must neeemartiv continue throimh
the transit rj period until towns
are surwycd ami platted and lou
thoioin di-q limn! of, citizens en
rolled, laud appraised -and allotted
-and tlie several tribal governments,
with their various forms, extin
guished. "When it is considered that this
Territory contains some li,ooo,000
.lores, rieh in mineral deposits, and
in also an exceptionally, line ngri
cultural country, portions of v. hieh
are specially adapted tin the rawing
of cotton, which fact has induced
Home :00,ooo white persona, or
noil citizens to locate here, all seek-
ing.totako advantage of the oppor-
Litiitlities presented, together with
the constant building and construe
tion of new railroads, thereby con
tinually changing conditions, the
work of ascertaining and enrolling
'tOllie 80,000 proper citizens of the
.Various tribes, allotting land to tho
sama under existinsr airreeinents:
annoying, platting and disposing
of lots in about U0 towns; ibo en
forcing of certain acts of congress,
with tho various constructions taken
of the same and the consequent liti
gation, together with the various
tribal laws still recognized, and ihu
tinnl winding up of the affairs of
theHoveral nations, is difficult to
realize by those not familiar with
tho rajuirenients and duties involved
upon tliu officers, of the various de
partments of the government in tho
"In every inslaiieo,iii coiisidering
the duties required of tho Interior
department executing tho laws and
required regulations, action taki.n
only -after matters are submitted
with full explanation, tho samo
carefully considered both by tho
.QiiGrabIo commissioner of Indmn
flairs and tho honorable secretary
of tho interior, and in many in
stances submitted to tho honorable
assistant attorney general, or the
.honorable attorney general, for an
mnnion on the legal questions in-
Solved, and tho duties of the de
'(tartmdnt in reference thereto; and
in many other instances after being
passed upon by tho United States
court in the Territory.
"Tho most "important and desira
ble work to be accomplished in tho
Indian Territory by the govern
mental this time, ami all interested
aztics, is the allotment of lands in
Severalty to tho citizens of tho live
civilized tribes and the linal wind-
ug up of their affairs.
"The existing agreement with tho
various tribes under which Ibis is
: to l)i! accomplished provides tliat
! lauds arc to be appraised ami so al-
lotted that each imliviilital will re-
c,,,vi' ,,,m !" mownus
to tm equalized either in lauds or
moneys of the tribes.
"Being directed to suggest such
suggestions and recommendations
as are deemed desirable for the bet
terment of conditions existing in
the Territory, I would respectfully
suggest that the most desirable
change- would bo additional legisla
tion with the various tribes piovid
iug for a more simple manner of al
lotments of lauds than the present
"Wore lands allotted giving to
each citizen a specific and equal
number of acres without appraise
ment, permitting him to make se
lection where desired, and tho bal
ance or surplus lands sold for the
beuelit of all, us is and always has
been done by tho government with
all Indians throughout the country.
and where as much difference in
quality of land exists as here, it
would sooui apparent to any one. fa
miliar with the difficulty if not the
impracticability, by reason of the
fact that lauds are continually
changing throughout the territory,
owing to extensive improvements
made by railroads and building up
of towns, which could not be fore
seen, that the work of completing
.these .allotments -wcMild'bovaePmili
plishcd in a much shorter time, and
finally more satisfactory to inter
ested citfaens than, under existing
"As set forth in detail in this re
port, the tribal permit laws arc dif
fcrcnt in each of the nations and
caiibc constant friction between
non-citizens and Indians, as also
much litigation in tho courts. 1
tiiereiorc renew my previous rec
ommendation that a uniform sys
tem of taxation throughout tho
Territory be provided by congress,
tho same to bo used for general
purposes for all concerned, includ
ing improvement of roads and edu
cation of tntno r0,000 children of
non-citizens. Under direction of
the Honorable secretary of the inte
rior an investigation is now being
made, authorized by congress, for
tho pin pose of ascertaining whether
it will be practicable to levy taxes
throughout the Territory for such
"There has been considerable ac
tivity in the coal mines of tho Choc
tow nation during the past year,
and the coal output, as compared
with the previous year, has in
creased, as will bo seen by a com
parative statement of such output
as shown below: July, 1808, to
June :10, 1800, 1,404,442 tons; July
1, 180H, to Juno !10, 1000, 1,000,.
127 ton ; July 1, 1000, to Juno !J0,
1001, 2,1108,15(1 tons.
"Tho policy pursued by the do-
partinont in tho matter of granting
both coal and asphalt leases has
been such as to discourage opplica
tions for speculative purposes, and
tho satisfactory effect of this policy
has been shown by tho largo de
crease in tho number of applica
tions tiled. Applicants arc required
to furnish satisfactory evidence of
good frith, financial strength, and
experience and ability of the par-
ties to successfully carry on mining
operations. The form of leases
now prescribed, together with tho
from sof application, requiring a
guaranty of a apeoilio output each
Mr. Wright states that the as
phalt leases are all located in tin!
Chickasaw nation, and that the into
of royalty on coal. 8 cents a ton, as
fixed by the department of the inte
rior, mine run, has remained the
same during the entire fiscal year. I
Ho tells how the petition of opera-
tors to exempt from royally boiler'
coal was argued at St. I.otii and
subsequently denied by the depart
ment. Regarding the asphalt in
dustry Mr. Wright, says:
"Although another year has gone
the-asphalt industry in the Indian
Territory is in its infancy, none of
the mine1, having been developed to
any extent, and the output under
leases granted extremely small.
The holders of present lease, how
ever, attempt to explain this matter
by reason of the fact thru the mines
a re invariably located .it some dis
tance from railroad transportation,
and it requires considerable efT.tfl
to establish markets for this partic
ular class of nsplmltuin, and also
by reason of the fact that experi
ments have demonstrated that com
plicated machinery is necessary t
properly separate the rock."
Leach it I'oacufk handle llour.
coal, and grain. See them. if
NO TIME YET
For Gov. JeukiuB fit -tho Interior
Washington, Nov. 20. Interest
in the Oklahoma 'overuorship is
expected to increase forthwith as
IT. S. Attorney Horace Sliced is ex
pected here soon, perhaps to-morrow.
The belief is strong that he
has Iwen tendered the place altho'
Secretary Hitchcock still insists
that he has not made up his mind
about tho charges against (Jov. Jen-
Kins, i no secretary nati ins own
troubles today in a light with Col.
Kearus over .Missouri patronage
and could not give (iov. Jenkins
any time for a hearing.
tJo to Leach'
coal and feed.
Commencing .Monday and emi-
tinning for one week 1 will sell at
greatly reduced prices my entire
stock of millinery. A few prices:
10 " " S,00
5 " " 3,50
Lost A bunch of keys on ring.
Return to Dhmocuat office.
54 01 M. M. JIo.n'aha.v.
Ladies' silk waists, black and
latest colors. The Columbia Max
Goldman k Co. 0U2
Wo are agents for the "V. B."
and 'Olargarette" ten cent goods.
"The Owl" and "La Josephine"
five cent goods. Billiard parlor in
connection. Moore Building, op
posite court house.
J. T. Mookk, Proprietor.
Sec Leach t Peacock for coal
and grain. j tf
Lost A Iwy horse, blocky build,
ubout i:i hands liltfli, branded with
spado or hack-knife with capital HC
in ono letter beneath. Also a now sad-.,
die red color, Ixn-der stamp, wlth-cross
and Chancy stamp on the back of han
dle. W.00 reward for saddle. Answer
hi care Democrat, Anadarko. (Jtfi3
, . Still the Topic
AT TERRITORIAL CAPITAL.
Startling Rumor and Speculation
As to Spo-d's ViBit to
(iuthric, Nov. 20. The guber
natorial situation is still tho ques
tion in the city. That Gov. Jcnkiim
is slated to bo removed is generally
admitted and that Horace Speed
will be his successor, if ho will ao
etqtt tii position, is couccital. A
startling minor was on tjjo7stroot
this morning to tl e effect that if
J peed eould not be prevailed upon
to acept, tho president would ap
poirt an outsider. It is also said
that ped has gone to Washington
t help Jenkins hold on to tho place.
At the secretary's office a charter
wa issued to tho I'Mrst Colored 15ap-
lisl hureh of Kingfisher. The tins-
tee-are D. S. Winboru, (!. Scott'
and P. Smith.
A notary commission was issued
to K. 11. Hull of Independence.
In the district court W. II. Wat
son pVaded guilty to grand larceny
and-wji given a year's sentence in
The case against James Lewis
was returned to tho grand jury for
The ease of Marianda O. Cox vs.
I. S. Campbell ii on trial this after
noon. The plaintiff claims that
Campbell mortgaged sonic property
belonging to her.
' Sec August Werner this week lor
paints oils, glass and wall paper.
S Id at cost. 0t54
The Commercial Club meeting
wa-not as well astcmlcd as it should
have been, nud unless tho members
of the club give Homo individual at
tention to it it is a thing of the past.
This work should not bo left to one
or two people alone, but each and
every member, and in fact every
citizen in the city, should take an
individual interest, make tho work
a personal matter, and turn out and
support tho club and its meetings.
Its object of organization was to
promote and protect the best inter
ests of tlit) (owil, ami its members
have not interest enough in the place
vo give tho club some personal sup
port its officers may just as well
Miss Cassidy !h selling her mil
linery stock at cost. ,
Along with the other matters dis
posed of at their business meeting
las.t Saturday and day before yester
day the board of county commis
sioners decided to build a largo iron
bridgo ajross tho Washita river on
tho section lino between sections 10
and 21 west of this city and plans
and specifications will bo prepared
by County Surveyor Jones. Mr.
Jones has been working day and
night for tho past two weeks figur
ing and drawing plans and speoifi
cations for tho various bridges to
be'eonstructed in this county, He is
a practical civil engineer, of years
of experience, as a master of his
art. Work is progrexiiug nicely in
Ins office and anyone visiting hint
w ill bo impressed with the detailn
and the largo amount of work ho in
disposing of. When Caddo's bridged
and roads arc completed, as Mr.
Jones has outlined, they will not bo
To Whom, It May Concern:
Tho p.irtno.-ship heretofore exist
ing between I'. I Shaw and Jauicn
A. Hill is this day dissolved by
mutual consent, James A. Hill re
tiring. I 1'. Shaw will continue
the business, pay all firm debts, and
receive and receipt for all outstand
J. A. Him.,
I 1. Shaw.
Anadarko, Nov. 20, 11)01.
rimt riilillmilloii in tho DcnmoriU Nov. SI. "01.
Bargains in Eoliuquishment
And city property. I'lirtnoi- wanted
In tfooueayiiitf IiiihIucss. Stock of f;oods
to trade for lot on court limine square,
('heap liotw. Lodging house; bakery.
Trade town property In St. Louts and
othe'' liiviiH in Missouri and other statos
for eltherolty or country property bore.
For uny Itlud of sale or trade call on
J.L-. HYltNK& CO.
Up stairs In telephone building-, north
sldo court house square.
ANADAHKO. O. T.
Chas. Ilollamy is in tho city on
lid Wickham's two children are
quite ill. """"
Deputy George Beckett was in
J. T. Moore sold a lot to the Ice
Plant Co. ycBterday,
Tho A. O. U. W. will meet to
night in the Dkmockat office.
II. W. Davis is painting his thrco
new cottages on West A street.
J. G. Ingram has bought a hand
some oigarcaso which arrived today.
Kditor John H. Lano is quite low
with typhoid fever at Mountain
Sheriff Smith is wtill absent. Al
Uurcbott wants him advertised for.
But you all know "Al."
J. J. lJauniaiin is in tho city on
business. Ho owns tho building oc
cupied by the Diimockat.
Frank Hall, an attorney from
llobart, was calling on Attorney I.
11. Kerr, of this city, yesterday.
Deputy Recorder Komtz's child
is improving rapidly mid the attend
ing physician states that it will re
cover. Practically all tho Ice plant stock
lias been subscribed ami work on
the plant will commence in the iin
Karl Glitch accompanied his wife
as far as. Chickasha today. Mrs.
Glitch is going to Dallas, Texas, to
spend the winter.
Mrs. John W. Howard, of Great
Bond, Kansas, wife of tho proprie
tor of tho north side brick plant,
John Curry and Chas McGracken
of Great Bend, Kansas, came in
Wednesday. They are looking for
Attorneys Kerr fc Livesay repre
sent Joseph Gualcs in a contest
filed against J. W. Noble fora tract
of land southwest of town.
Ross Williams, a real estate man
of linid, will bo hero with four
men tomorrow who wish to buy
Anadarko real estate.
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