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A CAPITAL FIGHT -IT Ift SAID ROCKEFELLER WILL CONTROL THE METAL MINES, ) W. M. TWINB, KtllUft MUSKOGEE, IND. TEH. CITIZENS OF MUSKOGEE START THE BALL GOING I - NEW 8TATE NOTES. V Muskogee Is working hard to lo ate the terminals of the Midland Val ley road at that place. OFFERS $1,000,000 BUILDING AS BONUS Lone Wolf citizens are raising $10. 000 for the purpose of establishing a modern cotton gin for that place. A successful revival is being con ducted at Chlckaahu. There are al ready over 800 conversions claimed. The agents of the New York Life Insurance company employed in the two territories held a meeting in Okla homa City last week to 'talk shop." Prof. E. D. Illnshaw of Bloomfleld last week drovo eighty miles through tho Chickasaw nation. He says no never saw more flattering crop pros-pects. The Commercial club at Mill Crcek nt. a recent meeting decided to begin at once the work of repairing bridges leading to that town which wero dam aged by the recent floods. Tho Tulsa Water and Light com pany has won In Its right against the city of Tulsa, and will hold its fran chise and proceed at once with tho erection of a plant. The term of tho present postnmcter nt Muskogee expires in December, and already there Is a large Held of entries, tp use a race track expres sion, for the best fede-al position in the territory. Acting Secretary Oliver of the war department has made the usual al lotment of the i,000,000 appropri ated by congress to provide arms and equipment for the organized" militia of the United States. Of the amount appropriated Oklahoma will receive $13,103. Thomas Shaw, a negro employed by D. Wolf & Sons, wholesale liquor dealers in Oklahoma City, was shot and killed by .loo Willoughby, a bar tender. Willoughby ordered Shaw to remove his hat upon entering tho sa loon, and because of his falluro to do so he was shot. Tho total expenses of the recent cattlomon's convention at Oklahoma City amounted to $ 10,59V The treas urer of the committee reported a bal ance on hand of $l.0GG. This fund was raised by prlvato subset iptlons lor the entertainment of tho dole gates. There have been shipped from Du rant this season twonty-Hlx car loads of Irish potatoes, twelve cars of eggs and chickens and two of berries, poaches and apples, which have nett ed tho farmers about $85,000. The oat crop, which Is already beginning to arrive, Is expected to net 150,000, as 150 car loads are expected. To Make a Bid for New Seat pf Gov ernment -A Magnificent Capitol Building, io be Constructed of Tishomingo Granite, Is Offered MUSKOGEE: Politicians of the northern part of the territory were startled when the business men of Muskogee jumped into the fight for tho location of a state capitol building with the proposition to erect here a state building to cost a million dollars, free of cost to the proposed new state, provided this city is designated as the seat of governmet. This Is on the theory that statehood, either with or without Oklahoma, is coming soon. There had been a tacit agreement among politicians that Muskogee did not want the capital and would not make a fight for it. Recently there was a meeting of some of the heaviest property owners in this city, with the result as above stated. The Phoenix, under date of June 29th, contains an illustration of the proposed building, and tho following article relative Ihofeto: "The undersigned citizens of Mus kogee, Indian Territory, are in charge of plans to secure the capital of the new state, and a part of the plan is to offer a fine capitol building free, under such reasonable concessions as will certainly meet with the unani mous approval of the people through out the new state. This building is to be built of Tishomnigo granite and will cost $1,000,000. Muskogee is now the leading city of the new state and Is amply able to back this contract." (Signed by six leading citizens.) The abovo is tho result of a capital conference recently held in Muskogee and speaks for itself. At tho proper time a proposition will be made to secure tho location of tho state capi tal in this city, and in the interval a systematic plan of campaign will be carried out. Ho's got the copper, flowers and oil, Tho gold and silver, too. Next thing he'll have the atmosphere And there'll bo io breath for you. Indlanaoolis News. TO PAY INTRUDERS Charles Weber, who lives twelve miles southwest of Perry, thinks ho has discovered gold bearing sand In a creek running through his farm. Tho discovery was mndo early in tho year, and several assays mndo in Knnsas City aro said to show considerable precious inotnl, tho latest run bolng in the neighborhood of $1(5 a ton. Tho forthcoming report of Governor Ferguson to tho secretary of tho In terior will l)o tho most elaborate one ever sent in. It will deal with all branches of Industry at considerable length. Tho fact that It may bo the last territorial report will havo some thing to do with making it a li mer. Indian Agent to Investigate Improve ments in the Cherokee Nation MUSKOGEE: Indian Agent Shoen felt has been Instructed by the inter ior department to investigntr the situation in tho Cherokee nation rela tive to improvements made by intrud ers. By act of congress passed in 1895, the Cherokee nation was direct ed to set apart $G8,G45.5G, with which to pay for these improvements. This net was subsequently ratified by the tribal council and a board of apprais ers was appointed to enroll those wfio wero entitled to a part of the appro priation. Tho board's report Includ ed nlnety-ono names, and In Novem ber, 1895, tho payment was begun. Of thoso Included In the report forty nlno accopted their awards, tho total of wtych amounted to 139,511.90.' There wero, however, forty-two who refused to accopt tho amount offered them, and thus $29,103.46 remained undisbursed. Tho matter thus dragged along until tho passage of the Indian appropii ation act by the last congress, when authority to settlo all debts of the Chorokeo nation was given (he secre tary of the interior. Under tho first act tho payment could bo made duly out of tho tribal funds appropriated for that specific purpose. Now, how ever, flio department holds that It may use any fund to the crodit of the tribo in payment or any debt what soever against tho nation. It is prbo able that tho payment will bo flnislin.i as soon as the Investigation can bo made From 1730 to Present Time VINITA: Dr. Emmet Starr of Claremore, the CI- r.,kee historian. has compiled a list of the chiefs of the Cherokees as follows: Maytoy of Tellico, April 3, 1730, to 17G0; Atta cullaculla, 17G0 to 1775; Oganastota, 1775 to 1780; Hanging Maw, 1780 to 1792; Little Turkey, 1792 to 1801; Black Fox or Enoll, 1801 to 1811; Pathklller, 1811 to 182G; William Hicks, 182G to 1828; John Ross, from Otcober 13, 1828, to August 1, 18GG; William P. Ross, 18GG to 1807; Lewis Downing. 18G7 to 1872: Charles Thompson, for one day, November 10,1 1872; William P. Ross, November 11. 1 1872, to 1875; Charles Thompson, 1875 to 1879; Dennis Wolfe Bushyhoad, 1879 until 1887; Joel Bryan Mayes, 1887 until 1891; Thomas Mitchell But flngton, December 14, 1891, until De cember 23, 1891; Colonel Johnson Har ris, December 23, 1891, until 1895; Samuel Houston Mayes, 1895 until 1899; Thomas M. Bufifngton, 1899 to 1903; William Charles Rogers, 1903, still serving. The rulers of the Western or Old Settlor Cherokees were: Bowls, 1795 to 1801; Tahlontiska, 1801 to 1817; John Jolly, 1817; John Brown, 1839; John Rogers, 1839. Chief of tho Cherokees In Texas: John Bowls. Chief of the Confederate Cherokees: Stand Watle, 18G2 to 18G5. TEACHERS' EXAMINATION NEGROES AT WAR Negro Officer at Sodom, I. T., Cause of the Trouble MUSKOGEE: The negroes of Clarksvillo and Sodom, two villages ton miles west of Muskogee, aro at war and, as a result of a fight two negroes, Davo Ross and Joo Drew, aro dangorously wounded, and the negroes aro all under arms and furth er troublo is expected. A negro offi cer nt Clarksville arrested a Sodom negro and this brought on tho fight. There wero one hundred shots fired during th'o fight. Port Arthur has somo queer ways. Every timo it Is captured by tho Japs It remnlns In control of the Russians. Nashvlllo Banner. Tho total personal property valua tion of Comauehe county Is $1,018,887. Superintendent Baxter Announces Dates and Conditions GUTHRIE: Superintendent Bax ter announces that there will be an examination in this city July 13. 14 and 15 to determine the fitness of applicants for teachers in the terri torial schools. The conditions aro as follows: 1. Each candidate is required to present tho requisite testimonial be fore commencing the examination. 2. Tho examineAlon questions in each branch will be given to candi dates at tho beginning of the time allotted to that brancu, and nt tho expiration of thao time tho written answers will bo collected. 3. Answers should be brief, but must bo complete in logic exposition and grammatical structure. Tho work in mathematics must show tTie process as well as the result in each case. 4. In grading, due weight will be given to clearness and comprehensive ness of answers. 5. Tho standing In spelling, compo sition penmanship will be determined in part by the character of their re spective manuscripts. G. One hundred per centum will denote perfection. i. Candidates failing to pass this examination may, at tho next two stated examinations (provided tnvw attend both) write on all topics not1 marked 90 per cent on oho first, and thus, being credited with first stand ings of 90 per cent or more, complete tho examination. Those obtaining tho five-year certificates shall havo tho samo credits when writing for tho ten-year certificates or tho diploma at any timo before tho expiration of such certificate. 8. Candidates are required to wrirn upon one side of legal cap paper of standard size. 9. Tho examination in ndvnnrni subjects will comprehend tho matter embraced in thj books used hi iho collcglato departments of first class colleges. A Philadelphia judge has decided that a wifo should not take her hus band's pay envelope. No; she should simply tako the pay out and givo him tho onvelopo back to fill up again. Atlanta' Journal. ifrwfw ,.