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VXADAHKO, - OKLAHOMA.
OKLAHOMA AMI INIIHN TKIlltlTOtlV
A 13-foot business liit In Woodward
has Iummi W)lil for 3,000.
(Snrcirunr Sony recently sold land Just
south of Kingfisher for 830 mi ncro.
Unlvin Hill, nn ox-rough tlder, Is a
I'linilliluto for tliu Pawnee postollko.
Tho farmers of Custur county mut at
Arap.ihoo on Dccoinbur ft iinilorgiiutred
u farmer' Institute.
Tlioin woic 070 tracts of agricultural
college lands loused to liV) bidders.
I'ho lease not SIM, 000.
ITIm voters of n iiuuiliur of Oklahoma
comities hao turned down propositions
for county high schools.
Tito Choctaw railroad Is preparing to
nn four passenger trains dally between
Oklahoma City nnd 111 Ituno.
11m from locomotives destroyed 7
tons of lny south of Curtis, (). T., to
jfthor with other property.
A Itoulc Island corps of surveyors are
miming a line parallel to the C. (). X
(lulf, from I'.I Itcno to Oklahoma City.
II. X. Mctlulre, assistant U. S. attor
ney at (luthrle. Is sick and has gono to
Kansas City to tuko treatnient In a
The world's average for cotton lint
pur acre. Is Hill Kunclb. This year's
crop in Oklahoma shows Hit; pounds,
A postolllee has been established at
Itoosovolt, Kio'va county, O. T., and
Josuph 1). lilfhllder appointed post
master. The Oklahoma delegates to the na
tional live slock association at Chicago,
aro V. K. Campbell, Apache; A. A.
Tandy, Woodward, and lllllson Carroll;
Thore Is, In linger Mills county, nn
alums! united plan to change thu chief
industry from cattle to hog raising,
f.nrgu mens will bo plnnted to alfalfa
in the sprint,'.
William II. Iitickoy, the man at Kel,
who is said to have shot his wife, but
who says his wife shot him, is said to
be one of thu men who helped capturo
.lob n Mut'all, night watchman of
Medford, stooped over while sweeping
h room, Ids revolver fell to the floor
and was discharged, the bullet going
through IiIn ankle.
Therj Is speculation as to what (Inv
entor Ferguson will do In the matter of
thu Southwestern normal, but as the
ease Ik In the courts It Is thought prob
able that He will not Interfere.
It ft believed the grand jury In Judge
llui ford's court w HI take tuition upon
the judge's charge to them In that mat
ter, and Indict the express companies'
men for receiving cpinlls fo: shipment.
(lovernor Jenkins' report slums that
Kay county lands sold within the year
brought the largest average price,
S33.."() per acre. (iarlleld county is
M'cond, with an average price of land
sold of SSa.TS.
The meeting of the Oklahoma stock
men at Wichita will be matkedby somu
v.nusual features. In addition to the
.regular business of the association,
there will be special sales of live stock,
riding and roping contests, nud ilslts
to the packing houses during the after
noons. Horace Speed, upon his return to
(iuthrlo says thnt the president said to
.Mr. Curtis that ho did not attribute
any Intentional wrong to (lovernor
Jenkins, but considered his act in the
sanltaitum matter as an error. Mr.
Speed says this is the general sentiment
The law prohibiting the trade in
clgni'c ltd In Oklahoma Is said to be a
Luther K. Totter, of Hose, Kansas,
has been appointed as farmer at thu
I'ouca Indian school.
A daughter of (lovernor Joseph,
"ltlg Hill Joe," the llrt governor of
tho Osagcs, who is well remembered in
.Si'iithcrn Kansas, Is married wlthl'eter
Kd Kagle, a prominent young Indian
of the tribe. Tiventy-four horses, a
hnglli. harness and many other articles
wo'.v nxchauged for the bride.
Thu towns of Hobart and f.awton
have an enterprising lino of merchants
as shown by tho columns of the papers
Frank Sueneram, whoso farm Is south
cf WnukoinU, realized from his jnitato
crop at the rate of 8103 an aero, and his
sweet potatoes brought a rate of Ss7.50
Governor Ferguson was, Inhlsyouth,
a Methodist preacher, but left that
work to attend thu Kansas Mate nor
mal from which he engaged in school
Oil men arc still flocking to Itcd Fork
from all parts of thu country.
The treaty bill Is In danger of being
Jefeidcd in tho Cherokee legislature.
Thrnn i.mfk .ti billed In' huntcra
near Splro. I T.. nnd shipped to Fort.
.Santa Fc surveyors have reached?
Ihvnsso, to lay out tho line from Tulsa
lo ltcd Fork.
Tulsa has another gas gusher with ft
strong Mow. It Is to bo used for burn
ing vitrified brick.
Colonul Dorlty, of Ada, 1. T., hni
been appointed to n position In till
Norfolk navy yards.
Itoth houses of the Churokcc lcglsla'
lure passed the bill providing for up'
polntmunt of revenue collectors.
'A. T. Ilurton, a brother of Senator
liurtou, succeeds thu latter as legal
representative, of the Chickasaw nation.
It Is said that the contract will bo
let Immediately to extend the Choctaw
railroad from llartshorne, I. T. to
One liuiulied Choelaws camped west
of Wllburton to select delegates and
ralsu funds to send them to Washington
to protest against changes in torrltoilsil
Two mote lingo coal companies have
been organized to operate at Tulsa.
Tests which have been iiimtu show veins
of coal of line cpiality and of I to 7 feet
.Mrs. Ollio Martin, prominent in the
Ctrand liohcknh assembly of Ind'in
'J'errltory, whllu temporarily insane,
killed horelf with a revolier. This
occurred at Vinita.
A sw it h engine, w Idle t iiiiulug bach-
ward at Itoss Swlch, near Wagoner,
I. T.. left the rails and Engineer J. I..
Hutchinson nnd ltrakcmau Johnson
ivuro instantly killed.
Ii'dge Sanborn, In the federal court
at Ninth MeAlcster, decided that after
the Indians are voters they will still bo
wai'ds of the government, and that It
will still be a crime towel! them whisky,
Guilts nre being brought against par
ties who aro mining in the Cherokee
nation without the authority of thu
secretary of the Interior. The olfense
Is panlshablc by a fine of S1.000 and
forfeiture of all improvements.
Claims aru being prepared by tho
Dclawares for u division of tho M ituseu
Indians' funds among the Dclawares
who aru of Mtinscc descent. Theclitim
is bnsed upon the agreement made when
thu Mttnsccs were adopted Into thu
The Frisco extension from I'ed Fork
to Mnskogeo is expected to be mad
wry soon. Clock allottees have been
notified o flic their claims for right of
way. hen thu line Is built it is pro
posed to operate trains out of Sapulpa
Parties roptoscntingu Cerman colony
have secured options on from 10,0 ;;) to
.10,000 acres in (liver county. The plan
of the colony is to locate l.ooo farmers
on 10 acres each. There are those that
believe that the colony Is a myth and
that the options are being secured by a
Attorney flencral Horace Speed went
to Washington to confer with tin de
partment of justice concerning the
negro question in thu now counties.
Mr. Speed recelied letters from negroes
who had been threatened In thu new
country by people telling them that
they must leave the now country untl
their claims on nccount of their color.
The reply of thu 1 'lilted States attorney
was right to thu point, saying that ho
would prosecute every case where there
was evidence. Hut few negroes have,
been compelled to leave their claims;
the report of 100 such casch Is not true.
A line of action will bu determined
upon by tho department.
The fullblood Chcrokees held a meet
ing at Tahlequah and notified thu
Dawes commission they would not en
roll. The Cherokeo relief bill has been
passed and signed and scat to tho presi
dent for approval. This Is expected to
furnish a per capita payment of nbout
Steve nnd I.ige (Irasoti, brother,
quarrelled, and Stew shot Mgc and
killed lit tn. Thu brothers aru Creek
India us and thu tragedy occurred at
The Choctaw-Chickasaw conference
completed an agreement on essential
features of n now treaty, which will be
gono over by tho Dawes commission,
and if accepted tho document will be
bent to Washington for ratification.
Scnntor Morgau hns introduced a
bill in thu senate appropriating 83,500
of Cherokee funds for the erection of u
monument to Seqnoynh, who invented
thu Cherokee alphabet. If the bill
passes tho balance will be raised by
subscription nnd the shaft will be erect
ed in thu capital square in Tnhtyjuih.
SENATORS ON ANARCHY.
HeComas Anil Hor Mention l'l..i to
Comas (Md.) made an extended and
nrcfully prepared speech In the senntu
tvlth Anarchy for his theme and was
lonoivoti oy some onei rcmanis uy .or.
Hoar (Mass.) on thu dllllcultles in the
way of dealing with Anarchist hrr.iv
bins. Mr. McComas spoko of the dan
gerous spread of Anarchy. President
rnrnot, Prime Minister Cnnovas, the
I'mpressof Austria, King llumbcrtnud
'resident McKinley having been foully
assassinated by Anarchists within the
last seven years. It wns humiliating
ho said, to consider the iinpotency of
our Federal laws to punish this fearful
crime. He argued that international
comity called for action on our part to
suppress the origin of plots in tills
country against foiclgn rulers. Mr.
McComas was accorded close attention
throughout his remarks
Senator Hoar (Mass.) said the great
difllciilty In all these cases of assassina
tion was that the assassin wns wilting
nud anxious to give up his life. Fear
of consequences did not In any way
deter such an assassin, llicry assassin
of a foreign ruler had u.xpcctcd early
nnd certnln death. Tho Senator be
lleicd that a much more effective
remedy could bu secured If by common
consent of all civillrcil nation-, somo
tract of land somewhere on the earth's
surface, hemmed In from tho outer
world, could beset asldu for the con
finement of those who counseled the
killing of rulers or the overthrow of
A Hnyal Divorce
Amsterdiiiu. Dee. 3. After less than
a year of marriage it Is understood that
Wilhclmlnn, the beautiful young queen
of Holland, will apply for a divorce.
Tho Dutch already hate Henry,
though the young queen herself, chose
him for her consort; what they will do
when It becomes generally known that
he not only neglected and quarreled
with her, but actually struck her and
Is responsible for the lo-s of tho heir to
the throne, even the gossips at The
Hague dare not guess. The queen Is
very ill nnd thu prince has not eomu
There had been a royal quarrel at
the palace over her majesty's persistent
refusal to pay tho debts of her consort,
some of which were incurred in a man
lier that roused Queen WiUuimina'u
every feeling as u queen nnd a wife.
Then it was that Prince Henry actually
New York, Dec 7. Unauthentlcated
specials from Washington say that
Hear Admiral Schley has been found nt
fault on five counts by tho court of In
quiry. First For the delay of the Hying
6quadron olY Cienfuegos.
Second For misrepresentation of Un
reason for returning to Key West to
Third For disobedience to orders in
making the retrograde moicinont.
Fourth For fniluru to destroy the
Fifth For conduct unbecoming an
olliccr In the Schley-IIodgson oontro
eisy. l.onc' H1IU Arc In.
Washington, Dee. I, llepresentativ
Long has introduced a bill for a public
building at Hutchinson to cost SI 00, 000,
nnd u number of pension bills. Speak
ing of the supremo court decision hnnd
oil down recently, Mr. Long said thnt,
ns a member of the ways and means
committee, he wns very much gratified
to seo that the committee's position
relative- to Porto Kieo lias been upheld
hi' tho court.
ITour .luilce tn Contett.
Topcka, Dec. 3. Four of the Judge
John l Iturris, of Olathe; A. C. T.
Gclger, of Oberlin; .1. V. Andrews, of
I.aeross, and W. T. Mellrldeof Welling
tonwho were discharged by Governor
Stanley, will attempt to hold on for
another year. They have employed
AVnggener, Horton A. .Orr nnd David
Ovcrmyer to look nfter their interests
when the case reaches tho supreme
court. Judge William Thompson, of
Uurllnganie, and Judge Olass, of Marys-
ville, will not mako a tight.
Killed In , Ituuawny.
Weir City, Kits., Dec. 4. John It.
Drnldwood, superintendent of the K.
and T. Co.'s mines in this district, wim
thrown from hU buggy by a runaway
team. HU head was crushed nnd hu
died in a few minutes. Hu is well
known in mining circles, having for
tome years been a partner in the Ham
ilton &. llruldwood Coal Company, ant)
was also prominent locally as u K. o
P. and Mason. He leaves a wife nud
an adopted daughter. He was a J-'nJ
degree Mason,. -
United States to Pay Between Four
And Five Millions!
WILL BE SIGNED THIS WEEK.
Copenhagen Dec. 4. A full agree
ment has been reached between Den
mark and tho United States for the
sale of the Danish West Indies. The
treaty will probably be signed this
week at Washington. The price fixed
is between four and five million dol
lnrs. Tho questions of free trade and citi
zenship will be decided lljs, congress,
which, it Is believed here, wiv gr..at
these concessions. The iicgotiutSuis
havu from the first aroused the keenest r
interest throughout Denmark. Public
meetings have been held und remon
strances haw been sent lo the govern
inunt and the rlgsdag. The papers
have all been against the sale, cither
by silence or open opposition. Peti
tions have also been received by tho
king and ministry, from thu Inhabi
tants of tho Islands. Many large bus!
nosd houses and shipping interests
havu ollcred to contribute to the bet
terment of tho Island's condition If the
sale was averted. The king and tho
royal family were nt heart opposed to
parting with the possessions and the
'leading Imperial and royal houses of
1'urope, to which the king of Denmark
Is related, all exerted personal and
political Influence against their trans
fer to the United States. The fnct thnt
three successive ministries of foreign
affairs, nil of whom were opposed to
the sale, have had a hand in the nego
tiations, accounts for the length of
time cousutned. It is therefore con
sidered a great triumph for the
diplomacy of the United States and
incidentally for the tact and persever
ance of the United States minister
here, L. S. Swenson, whoso high stand
ing at court largely contributed to the
Washington, Dec. 7, Speaker Hen
derson has announced that he will
make as few changes as possible in tho
house committees. So far ns known
none of the Knnsanswhn were tn tho
last congress will bo transferred from
the committee places they have held,
leaving Curtis second on Indian aiTairs;
Itowersock on coinage and weights and
measures; Miller on public lands;
Caldcrhcad on Hanking and currency
and pensions; Long on Ways and
Means and Kccderou mileage, of which
ho is appointed chairman. It Is ex
pected that Scott will take places held
by llalley on agriculture ami claims and
expenses of tho agricultural depart
ment. Jackson will probably be placed
on the coinage committee, upon which
In Admiral Scliley'i llebalf.
Washington, Dec. .". Itepresentativo
Williams (Miss.) has Introduced In the
houso a resolution providing for an in
vestigation by a committee of Mael.ay's
history of the navy of tho I'nlted
States, together with tho statements
made therein defaming Adtniml Schley;
and concerning the public statements
that Captain Crownlnshleld and Ad
miral Sampson had first reading of
pi-oofs and approved tho book
Washington, Dee. 7. Sinco Piesldcnt
Uooscieltso strongly recommends Irri
gation of arid lnnds In his message, tho
western congressmen, who lire recog
nized lenders in tho Irrigation move
ment in both Houses called a confer
ence In eommttteo room of Congressman
Iteeder, of Kansas, to frume a measure
that will receive united supjiort.
Ferry Hunt hunk.
San Francisco, Dec, .1. The ferry
boats San llafael and Sausellto collided
in tho bay off Alc.ltraz Island in a dense
fog. Ths San Kafncl had ubout 200
passengers on board. It is thought
that most of the passengers wero saved,
and that tho loss of life was not very
great. Many of tho passengers escaped
in life preservers.
The San llafael was struck umld
ships, sinking immediately. A large
Lmimbcr of passengers were rescued by
ropes from Alcatraz Island.
The Great Cattle hhuw.
Chicago, Dee, 4. The International
Livestock Imposition was formally
opened hero before an npprcclatho
throng that crowded the Dexter Park
amphitheater. Mayor Harrison, Secre
tary of Agriculture Wilson und (lov
ernor Yates, spoke. A parade cf prize
winning horses and a concert preceded
the speech making.
Mayor Harrison delivered the address
of w elcomc.
Secretary Wilson wa (TMttxl with
loud applue. -- .
THE NATIONAL LEGISLATURE.
l'ropolftl to Itetlte tlia rlody 311k !
Intheneiuttu almost every ucU was InoJcd
Illetrlrh r3 Miller Nebraks, Olbon, Mon
tana unt U ' Jkp, South Hi kola, wfre sworn
Inns, na .
Scna.ur Moj.surln (H. C) ofTorcd reiolutlon
providing for Jrei a lmlsilon of nrtlclcit Intend
ed rorthi Charlnton exposition, but It s;
prematura action, as tbs renato bad not notified
tho pritidenl nnd the houo of In readlncsi for
foimrcM met on tho ilav named by tho consti
tution and the houso orirnnUisi without nnv de
lay bv tho re election of Spixilscr Henderson and
all tho other officers of the Inst ronnreM Tho
rulesof tho last consresi wero adopted. In the
caucus preceding the oriranlMtlnn an effort wns
inado to provide for n change of rule, but this
Tho houso adjourned after ncndlnir nieaircs
to tho president and to the senntc, and adontlne
a resolution concerning tho dinthof President
SKI OX II HAY.
The n-nalo snllerici wero filled by people who
wanted lo hear the presidents mcsapo. lies-
pile me row nnu penciraimir rain rnmtv
wipIoM of tho mcssaiio were itlven each senator,
mnnyot them follolng tho rcudlm,. which took
two hours and n quurter.
No other business wns done ccopt to create
it committee of eleven senators to net with a
IIUo house tmmnltteo to consider nnd report by
what tokrnof rcupcct It would b( proper for
congress in eipress mo ucp Kensioimv oi uic
nation to the tragic death of the late president.
On motion of Mr. l'ayne tho floor lender of,";,
tho majority, It wntumeod that when tho homo j
adlourn ttbotomecton Friday (
Tho upcaUer announied the appointment of i
Iho committee on rules Mr Henderson, of I
Iowa Mr Dalull. of Pennsylvania Mr. llros- I
Tenor ulOaloi Mr Itlchardkon.ofTennesi.ee. I
und Mr Underwood, ol Alabanin I
llurlnir tho reading of the president' menace i
scarcely a member left his seat, and the kecncht J
Interest was oihlblteil The hotivo hurst Into
applause when tho rlcrk rend tho sentenee
The American people nro slow to wrath, but '
when their wrath Is onco kindled 11 bums like a
consuming flame, which referred to tho duty
oi pulling iuwu uuarcny,
Senator IlurrowH Introduced a bill to provide
for the exclusion and deportation of idlcnan
nrchlstn Tho bill proi Ides that the fact tllat
an ullcn has declared his Intention of becoming
uiltlzcnotthtt I'nlted .sutes shall constltnlo
no bartspimccdlngugalnsthlm under the ucl.
There wn no session of tho house, but the
clerical staff was kept busymost of tho night
and the day In registering tho JT9 public and
the I.I t.lprli ale bills which hat! been preilously
The bill to extend tho chnrters of national
banUs who desire to do so for 20 years, whlrh
passed tho houo ut tho last session, has been
Introduced In tho senate
Tho llay.I'aunecfolo treaty wai rceolvcd by
the senato and referred.
Senator Iliirborough has re-Introduced h's
Irrigation hill, with changes. It would set nsldo
receipts from nales of public landii to rrealo a
fund to be otDcndetl for Irrigation of arid lands.
,' Senator Fairbanks Introduced un admission
mil tor umanoma. it provact mi me capital
shall be located In a town c tiled McKinley,
Senator Hale has rr introduced his Pacific
Senator Hoar Ins introduce! a bill to punish
any person who shall kill the president of the
United f-tutes, or any other oirlcer thereof, or
t'onsplru or odvlsn to do so, or any ruler or at
chief magistrate of any foreign country
Senator McComas has Introduced a resolution
declaring that congress has power and by law
should proi ide for punishment of assaults Uon
the president or any nnirer who might nuccced
lo Iho presidency under tho constitution
senator l.oduo seeks lo remove the ten years
limitation on the Chinese exclusion act.
Mr. Pearre (Md.) has n bill in the houso
which directs tho suspension of tariff duties
upon Import! when their sale or mjuutacturo
Mr Curtis (ICk.) hasablll for thoproserva
tlon ol the Amtrlcin buffalo: pruvldlug a
reseriattonof KM.unn acres. In New Moxlru, to
be leased for a period of '.') years for the pur
poso. .Mr. Miller (Kansas) bus Introduced n bill
which authorizes tho Hecreiary of Agrlcul.'uru
In connection with the Kanus department of
Agriculture to taUo charge of tho silk ulatlou
at Pcabody, Kansas. The bill provides lib
Washington, Dec. 7. The president
scut to thu senate thu nomination of
James M. Simpson, to bo collector of
internal retcnuc for tho district of
Leavenworth. M. W. Sutton says hu
was not surprised by the appointment
of Simpson to succeed him; that ho hnd
resigned the position three, months ngo.
Sutton will go back to the practice of
law at Dodge City.
.Mrs. llooth .Stricken.
Colorado Springs, Col., Dec. 4. Mrs.
Maude llallington llooth, of the Vol
unteers of America, was stricken whllu f
delivering an address before tho stu
dents of Colorado college, and was
taken to the home of Statu Senator
Sledoinriilge. The trouble is a compli
cation of tho heart caused by the ex
cessive altitude. Her condition hnsiui
That Orient lake.
Kansas City, Mo Dec. 7. -Ofilcials of
the Orient road, of the International
Construction company, which has tho
contract 'of building it in Mexico; of J
thoUnlon Construction oninnnnv. ivli?V
has tho contracts for much of tho.,nri
In the United States and of the UrlrVH
States and Mexican Trust company,
through which tho road is being
financed, say there In no truth what
ever In tho report that u deal has been
uindo or talked of with the Pierce
syndicate. They say tho rond will be
built as planned by President Stllwell
nud that no part of it will be sold to
any other road.
liates noes to California.
Topcka, Dec 5. Hcv. George K.
dates, of Wyoming, has notified the
trustees of Washburn college that ho
cannot accept tho presidency of that
institution. He will accept tho presi
dency of Pomona college in California.
Dr. Fi&U, the Topcka Congregational
minister, will likely be elected preaH
dent. He was rrocntly elscUd field
secretary. ---, -