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Anadarko, Oklahoma, November 25. 1901.
A $20,000 ICE PLANT OF TWENTY 1 )NS CAPACITY SOON TO BE BVILT IN ANADARKO-
Gov. Richards' Report to
Over the Kiowa. Commanoho and
Washington, Nov. 24 Although
,tho Kiowa and Commanoho opening
occurred subsequent to tlic time sup
nosed to bo covered in his annual
report, the seretary of the interior
Mr. Kthau Allen Hitchcock, gives
-it mucli space in tlio docitinent which
was made public hero today. He
coinmemlH tlie work of the govern
ment officials very cordially in these
"The unparalleled success (f the
opening, the successful -manner in
which the assistant commissioner
and his assistants conducted and
completed their unusual and ex
tremely laborious work, and the
systematic and buiiies-liko way in
which he discharged the duties im
posed upon him by the depar'ment
will, I trust cause said opening to
bo accepted as a precedent for all
futuro openings of tho public do
After referring to tliVs report of
Assistant Commissioner Richards,
which is apended to tho secretary's
report, ho reviews that document
briefly, Btates that 104,410 persons
registered and participated iu tho
drawing'aiid that the assistant com
missioner took charge of tho snlo of
town lots in the county seats, which
he located and surveyed, selling
every lot so that the totnl sales ag
gregated &7no,o:i:i. "Tho expenses"
says Secretary Hitchcock, "incurred
in making tho sales of said townsitcs
aggregated .-,80.15, a little less
than four-fifth of one per cent of
the total receipts, leaving a balanco
of &7:i0,201.8.r, which was deposited
to the credit of tho secretary of tho
interior, as trustee of said townsitc.
in the sub-treasury at St. Louis."
Although unable to present an
itemized statement now of the ex
penses incident to tho drawing, reg
istering and making entries, until
the complcto statements from the
land oflices at Lawion and Kl Reno
arc in, tho secretary says that a very
close cstimato of the name is as fol
lows: Salaries and per diem of W.
A. Richards and Oil detailed clerks
during tho timo they were engaged
(estimated) 8,27l; railroad fare and
traveling expenses, a,100, incident
al expenses :,100; incidental ex
penses of registration and drawing
u,920; and salaries often local land
otlieo clerks for two months $1500,
or $20,71)1 in nil.
Tho secretary says he believes
- that tho orderly and busincss-liko
methods that characterized this
opening and tho small per cent that
tho expense bore to the total re
ceipts makes a showing that has
never been equalled in any opening
o'f public lands in this country.
"Tho quiet and orderly manner in
which the opening was accomplished
is most gratifying," bo continued,
"especially whon it is contrasted
with the utter disregard of law and
order, tho outrages and tho contests
which characterized tho foriuur
openings on tho sooner plan, and
w ... -., iunmu.il gone.- j
the spectalc of 101,000 disappointed j
applicants quietly retiring in favor
of the i:t, 000 successful ones is a
characteristic demonstration of the
willingness of tho American people
to respect and obey the law when
its enforcement is accomplished by
such rules and regulations as provide
an absolute equality of opportunity
to alt as was the case iu the opening
which the assistant commissioner
and his assistant! conducted with so
truck credit and which secured the
unqualified approval of all who were
London, Nov. 21. Dispatches
from South Africa show that the re
cent lighting near Villersdorp,
southwest of Standcrtou, as to
which Lord Kitchner reported noth
ing beyond the fact that Comman
dant Buys had been captured after
attacting a patrol of 100 was really
a serious affair. It seems that .Cro
heller's command succeeded iu sur.
rounding and capturing a British
force of 100. Subsequently Colonel
Rimuiiugtuu came up with rein
forcements and after heavy lighting
compelled ihe Boers to retire and
release their prisoners. Tho Hritish
losses including Major Fisher killed
and three officers wounded. The
casualties among the men have not
yet been reported.
Captured InBnrgont Fort
Manilla, Nov. 24 Capt. Kd
ward 1'. Law toil's company of tho
Nineteenth Infantry has attacked
and captured nil insurgent fort on
Bohol island, south oi Ccbu, iu tho
This fort was surrouuded on all
Bid6s by a, precipice anil' thooiily
cuirauce-io uiu uigiicr gruuim wu
guarded by a stockade with a lino
of entrenchments behind it. Capt.
Lawton sent Sergeant McMahon and
twenty men to climb tho precipice
and attack the fort in the rear.
Sergeant MoMahon's party ac
complished their task after threo
hours' climbing through the thick
underbrush of vines that covered
the almost perpedicular cliff. They
took tho ciicmv bv surprise and
drove them from the fort. As tho
insurgents escaped they had to pass
tho remainder of Capt. Lawton's
company at a distance of 150 yards.
Hero tho enemy suffered terrible
loshes. Tho insurgents defended
themselves with botn cannon and
rilles. Tho cannon wero captured,
tho smaller ones were removed
while the larger ones were burned.
Capt. Lawton, in his report, makes
special mention of tho bravery of
Sorgeants List and McMahon.
Auothor Briok Building
Messrs J. E. Shurlds, L. L. Mor
rison and .Too Ferris, all of Yukon,
Okla., aro in tho city completing
tho final details for tho erection of
a two-story brick building on
Divers avenue between 5th and Oth
streets 50.80 feet and costing 7000.
Mr. S. A. Williams will bo tho
contractor in charge of tho work.
Tho building will bo modurn iu
construction, the becond story do
voted to neatly arranged office
Already quito a number of pro
fessional men who possess valuable
libraries aro inquiring with a view
of venting ollices as soon as they
aro ready for occupancy. "
Sixty Feed troughs lor sale. R
1'. Fa'nt'; oity. ' .V7UB '
petuai watcninror puiu-anaMnaKnTMBirmTSSpl.leil fn .lot a socona"!
Tho Littlo Village aud Boom Town
of Oommanoho County
"Havo you been to Lawton?"
"And what did you think of it?"
These are tho prevailing qustions
which greet one on tho streets of
Anadarko this morning after the ex
cursion. To give a conservative os-
Innate of tho town one must look at
it from all the different standpoints.
A reporter for the Dkjiocuat
took in tho big excursion, and
through tho courtesy of Kditor
Howard, of the Lawton Republican,
who a few years ago attended col
lego with him, we took in thotown,
even to soliciting the uso of his
bicycle. We rode all around aud
throughout tho town, even to view-
ing the famous Woods aud Boalo
Lawton has quite a number of
substantial and well built residences.
Her business houses are strictly on
the bum only a few of them being
worthy of mention. Tho Arcadio
and tho Washburg buildings arc
quite well coimtructed, the former
iu partieuh.t. : . nding has
been done oa hu s'.ii-it--, which, by
tho way, are very bum comparing
them to Anadarko or Hubart too
rough and abrupt; too many hills
The two dailies, Tho Republican
and Tho Democrat havo absorbed
tho remaining papejr amL are both
worthy of consideration in tho
futuro welfare of- the. tOiWB.. The
Republican hay just insUUgt'aj&
lVa60'Babcbok pressT.OOO per
liotir capacity, a folder and stitcher.
They aro arranging to receive asso
ciato press reports commencing tho
ffrst of December and intend to do
their best to make tho town metro
politan. Lawton has a live, energetic com
mercial club which certainly knows
tho value of good advertising.
Mr. W. II. Kd wards, one of Ana
darko's leading real estate men,
when asked his opinion stated as
follows: "It is very much overdone.
If it is as good a town iu two years
from now it will bo a surprise to
me. In fact I look to seethe bottom
fall out insido of three months."
Wo still think Adadarko the best
town of tho three. She has her sis
ter county seat towns heat in having
811000,00 paid out yearly to Uncle
Sam's wards, tho Indians, and again
all allotment business, such as farm
renting etc., must bo handled
through tho Agency located here.
Frank Hutchinson of thetfrm of
Hutchinson & Monsell, returned
from Ncwkirk were ho has been
looking after private business in
icrests the past month.
Misses Syd and Nora Patterson
wero arrested Saturday evening for
disturbing the peace. They pleaded
guilty in police court this morning
and wero lined $2 each and costs.
The Cobb Investment company of
Lawton aro ono of tho best real es
tate firms in that town. Mr. A. II.
Cobb a member of tho firm was the
author of tho famous Cobb map of
which so many were sold during the
past threo months. They havo a
list of relinquishments throughout
tho'entiro now country which it
woiilil pay any homeseeker to look
overbefore ho locates.
Thoso Namoa Again
If the chronic boosters who aro
slinging dirt at the couucilmen for
their action iu renaming tho streets
of Anadarko at the last session of
the council will take pains to ex
amine a map of Washington, D. C.
they will find streets named as fol
lows: 1. Wyoming.
3. New HampHhire.
4. Rhode Island.
10. New Jersey.
11. New York.
10. South Carolina.
The plan of tho foremost and pat
tern city ot this nation ought not
to be too good for this thriving lit
tle Oklahoma town to follow.
It is easier to take this step now
while in tho formative period than
to wait several years, and then again
gcntlo reader did you stop to con
sider what states would work hand
in hand with Oklahoma in questions
of interest, to tho now southwest?
Wold it bo some eastern, state like
Ohio or wouldn't it.be our bound
'arTTitaiefl, Kansas, Missouri, Ar
kansas and' Texas. The couucil-
tucii have named the streets after
the states which lio closest to tho
Oklahoma jesident in general and
we defend their action as being dis
tinctly western and iu keeping with
Wo are agents for tho "Y. 11,"
and "Margaretto" ten cent goods.
"Tho Owl" and "La Josephine"
five cent goods. Billiard parlor in
connection. Mooro Building, op
posito court house.
J. T. Mookk, Proprietor.
Wm. McKinloy post will meet
on Friday, the 20th at tho court
house at 7 p. m. Comrades come
ono and all as matters of great im
portance will bo noted on. All old
By Order of Commander.
Tho city fathers meet tonight.
The school board meets Tuesday
Col. Randlctt is very much im
proved in health.
Work commenced on tho $20,000
ice plant this morning.
Mrs. Kd Kaisor and child arrived
yesterday from Chillocothc, Mo.
The school bell was placed in tho
M. K. church. It has a very pretty
Worth Farmer will move his
family down from Yucon in a few
William Caton pleaded guilty to a
charge of vagrancy in polico court
See Leach & Peacock for coal
and grain. tf
0m "mv VX' ron I
Dressmaker at Wolf & 'Moyes.
Best iu the city. Originally from
St. Joe, Mo. OOlw
Fiesh hand msde candies manu
factured each day at tho Anadarko
Baking company's. Ofltf
There is some talk of moving the
Presbyterian church building over
from Old Town.
The Council should taku steps to
have the railroad crossing opened
on Texas avenue.
About everything in tho bread ov
cake, line you will find at the Ana
darko Baking company's. OOtf
Judgu Morgan, W. II. 1'Mwardn,
Denny Brown aud J. M. Schoon
huit composed a Lawton party yes
terday. The Anadarko Baking company
do au extensive business, conse
quently they bake everything fresh
each day. OOtf
Mrs. M. U. Kiichs will return
Tuesday from Colorado Springs;
where she has been visiting tho past
The It leeo Agency is doing a very
successful collecting business for
professional aud business men of
the city and territory. 4t0tt
If you have a lost appetite, visit
the Anadarko Baking company')
store opposite post otlieo and you
can find it. OOtf
City Marshal Cleaver returned
from Kingfisher yestcrdaywhero ho
)ias been visiting his wife tho past.
Jobn-Pr Blackmail, bead clerk at
the Indian-Agency, is convalescent
after a long and severe siege of
The Tippic Brick Co. drew tho
fire from their first kiln of brick to
day. They will place them on the
market in about ten days.
Tho Reeco Agency on C St. ono
block north of court house is stead
ily increasing its business iu selling:
town property, claims and allot
Many settlers are complaining of
tho depredations of tho herds of
cattlo which are being pastured in
different parts of Caddo county.,
W. W. Prico and John Picrco
havo dissolved partnership thirt
morning, Mr. Pierce retiring and
returns to Atchison, Kan.
Messrs. Hardcastleand wife, Sut
ter and wife, Pick Black and wifo
and O. B. Wcstlako went to Lawton
on the excursion yesterday.
Mr. Peter Dolling and Mr. Siler
capitalists from Oklahoma City aro
in Anadarko with a view of invest
ing in our beautiful growing oity.
Tho Anadarko Baking company
has over 200 pounds of fruit cako
baked for the holiday trade. If you
want something nice try them. OOtf
Tho Choctaw Routo will sell
tickets to points on thoir line, with
in two hundred (200) miles of soil
ing point, at ono and one third faro
for the round trip. Dates of sale
sale Deo. 24, 2fi nnd 3lst and Jan.
1st, with final return limit Jan. 2,
1002. For full information call on
agent or write
Geo. II.Lcc, G. P.&T.A.
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