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Muskogee Ci meter. W. B, TWINE, Kdltor. MUSKOGEE, . . IND. TEB. NEW STATE NOTES. Bogga is to start an oil well at once. It la said that there aro over sixty flourhig mlllH lii Oklahoma, and only one sack of flour la on exhibition at the World's fair. Illnton will celebrate tho opening of the now country August Cth. Gover nor Ferguson has accepted an Invita tion to address tho gathering. WATSON NAMED i INDIAN TERRITORY SCHOOLS Tho Frisco has established through Bervlco from Ardmoro to Durant and points east. The first load of Kay county wheat tested sixty-two pounds to the bushel und brought seventy cents. Tho Ardmoro Oil company has let a contract for tho sinking of Its well lo John Davidson, an experienced oil man. Tho well Is to bo sunk a dis tance of 2,000 feet. D. J. Goodwin, deputy marshal at Alderson, had his left hand blown olf by a giant firecracker July 4thf and amputation at tho wrist was necessary. At a joint meeting of the Lawton Club and tho Commercial Club at Lawton tho separato clubo were dis banded and a larger and better organi zation to bo known as tho Lawton Commercial Club. Through the advloe of Colonel Kundlett, agent for the Comanche, In dians, tho citizens of Anadarko aro taking steps to secure from tho gov ernment a valuable tract of land near tho city, suitable for park purposes. John Brown and wlfo and James Dearklng woro arrested at Alva last weok upon tho charge of counterfeit ing. Molds, a number of spurious tolns and materials used In making tho "queer" were found In their pos-Bcssion. O. A. Leach, a printer of Chandler, .won a prlzo for tho closest guess of the number entering the postlfiicc on a certain day. Ills guess was 4, 231), and tho regjstor showed 4,25-1. The prize was a ticket to tho World's fair or lis equivalent. He took tho equivalent. Frank Simpson was found dead In pond near his place, six miles north west of Comanche, last week. The eoroner's jury rendered a verdict of accidental drowning. Arrangements havo been made lor lomplctlng a lino of tho Postal Tele jraph company from Oklahoma City, by way of Shawnee, to South iMcAlcs tor, also from Donlson, Texas, north !o South McAIuster. A committee, consisting of Secre tary J. Ij. Thoburn and II. J. New berry of the agricultural board and M. Thackor and John Golobio of th'o Rood roads association, mot In Guth rlq last weok to proparo a good roads hill to bo presented to tho next terri torial legislature. Charles Parker, a ten-year-old lad, was killed In McLoud last weok. Ho loll under tho feet of a team of horses i ml was kicked by ono of them in tho back. Ho only lived ten minutes after being picked up. Lone Wolf was visited by a llro last .veek that destroyed a hotol, numorous residences, a meat market, billiard md realty building, A bank was iynamlted to stop the spread of tho lames. THE GEORGIA MAN HEADS POPU LIST NATIONAL TICKET OMAHA PiATFORM OF I 92 REAFFIRMED Thomas H. Tibbies of Nebraska Chos en as Candidate for Vice President -Senator Allen Would Not Enter Into a Scramble for the Nomination SPRINGFIELD, ILL.: Thomas E. Watson of Georgia for president and Thomas H. Tibbies of Nebraska for vlco president wero nominated by tho populist convention. Tho names of William V. Allen of Nebraska and Samuel W. Williams of Indiana were also placed before the convention lor president, hut before the list of states had been completed In the roll call their names were withdrawn and Watson was nominated by acclama tion. Former Senator Allen made good his word that he would not enter in to a scramble for tho nomination, and while the nominations were being mado ho twice Instructed -the Ne braska delegation to say that his name must not go before the conven tion. In tho face of this, however, ho received more than forty votes. Whether Mr. Watson will accept the nomination or not no one in the convention seemed to know. Williams of Indiana received only a few votes and soon withdrew, giving Mr. Watson the nomination unani mously. There were fivo nominations for vlco president: Thomas H. Tibbies of Nebraska, Theodore B. Ityner of Penn sylvania, L. H. Weller of Iowa, Sam uel W. Williams of Indiana and George F. Washburn of Massachus etts. Tibbies rcccivod practically all the votes on tho first ballot. Former Congressman E. F. Ridgely of Kansas attempted to secure tho postponment of a ticket until after the St. Louis convention, but his reso lution was promptly tabled. After the convention adjourned a meeting of tho national committee was held. James H. Farrls of Jollet, 111., was elected chairman, Charles O. DeFranco of Lincoln Neb., secretary, and Georgo F. Boston, treasurer. Tho committee on resolutions, in its report to tho convention, reaffirmed adherence to tho basic truths of the Omaha platform of 1892 and of tho subsequent platforms of 1890 and 1900. The platform then demands that all money be Issued direct by the gov ornmont, every dollar to be a full legal tender; demands pos'tal savings banks; upholds the right of labor to organize and favors the enactment of legislation for tho Improvement of tho condition of the wage earners; demands prohibition of tho alien ownership; demands tho initiative and referendum; demands the with drawal of special privileges to trusts and monopolies and declares that the government should own and control tho railroads, telegraph and telephone systems and should provldo a parcels post. Tho platform was adopted unani mously. When nominations for president woro called for tho name of Thomas E. Watson of Georgia was presented by National Chairman Jo. A. Parker of Kentucky. Formor Congressman It. D. Sutherland of Nebraska named William V. Allen of Nebraska, but said that Senator Allen had author ized him to say that tho nomination would not bo accepted unless It camo unanimously. Senator Williams of Indiana was placed in nomination by Thomas Wadsworth of Indiana. Rules Governing the Expenditure of the $100,000 Appropriation MUSKOGEE: The secretary of thfc Interior has submitted to Superinten dent John Benedict of tho Indian schools rules and regulations govern ing the expenditure of the 100,000 appropriation provided for by the last congVess ibr tho education of the children of non-citizens in Indian Ter ritory. According, to the rules the entire appropriation is to be expended in the payment of teachers' salaries. Where it is convenient the tribal school buildings already in existence will be used, and whero there aro no build ings the citizens of tho community are required to construct and equip tho nocessary buildings. One of tho features of tho regula tion Is that none of tho towns and cities are to be benefitted by the ap propriatlon, it being exclusively for tho education of the children of non citizens in the country districts. Tho Indian children are to attend tho samo schools with the whites, where practical. In such cases the salaries of the teachers aro to be paid both from the appropriation and from the tribal funds in proportion to the num ber of each class attending. For the education of negro children" of both citizens and non-citizens sepa rato schools are to be provided. The matter of locating the naw schools is left to Superintendent Benedict iTnd the supervisors of the nations where such schools are to bo established, subject, however, in all cases to tho approval of the sec retary of tho interior. The superin tendent also has the examining and appointing of teachers, but the sec retary fixes their salaries. Mr. Benedict will begin Immediately to carry out the instructions. It cannot be stated now just how many new schools wlii be required, but it is the intention of the department that all children of the territory be given advantage of the provision. In many cases the tribal buildings are large enough to acommodate all the chil dren of the district, while in many other localities no buildings at all ex ist. However, tho residents of most communities will be willing to con struct the necessary houses. Superin tendent Benedict has already received numerous letters in which such offers were made. This is the first provision that has over been made for tho education of the children of non-citizens in the country districts. In most of the towns tho municipal governments have provided excellent schools. It was for this reason that tho appro priation is to go entirely to the coun try districts. Tho secretary's rules wero based upon recommendations submitted by Superintendent Benedict through In dian Inspector J. Georgo Wright. VALUED AT $5,000 A Young Woman Sues for Breach of Marriage Contract OKLAHOMA CITY: Bessie Smith, a leading society young woman and tho possessor of considerable prop erty and money in her own name, has sued W. II. Crawford or this city for 55,000 for broach of marriage con tract. The petition alleges that the couplo enterod Into a contract for marrlago and that while thus engaged Crawford secured a considerable sum of money from the plaintiff and then refused to perform his part of the marrlago contract. Crawford is a well known business man. Papa Spoiled Their Plans SHAWNEE: A pretty young wom an named Collins attempted to olope from hor home north of hero with n young man. Hor father followed and caught them on a westbound train, which was Just leaving. He grabbed the girl, pulled tho bell cord and left tho young man to take tho wedding journey oloua. Every housekeeper should know that if they will buy Defiance Cold Water Starch for laundry use they will save not only time, because it never sticks to the iron, but because each package contains 16 oz. one full pound while all other Cold Water, Starches are put up in -pound pack-! ages, and the price is the same, 10 cents. Then again because Defiance' Starch is free from all injurious chem icals. If your grocer tries to sell you a, 12-oz. package it is because he has a stock on hand which he wishes to dlspono of before he puts in Defiance. He knows that Defiance Starch has printed on every package in large let-, ters and figures "16 ozs." Demand Defiance and save much time ana money and tho annoyance of the iron ticking. Defiance never Bticks. The secret of success is nothing moro than doing what you can d(( well that is to say, what persons. Goat Milk for Children. In Paris a Swiss brings a herd oi goats in summer and parades through tho' streets selling tho milk, which la beneficial to children. He plays a lit tle air on a mouth-organ, ' and is al ways followed by his goats and a crowd of eager little folks. First Dark Horse James K. Polk was the first "dark horse" to fill the presidential chair. He was elected in 1844, the year when the annexation of Texas was the foremost issue. In the Demo cratic convention the leading candi dates for tho nomination wero Van Buren and Cass. Polk received no vote unt itlhetaoin lis mh K , vote until the eighth ballot, when his name was taken up as a compromise and he was nominated. Let us hear a man and woman talk two minutes, and, if they do not know we are listening, we can tell whether they are married or not. Atchison Globe. WRONG TRACK Had To Switch. Even the most careful person is apt to get on the wrong track regarding food sometimes and has to switch over. When the right food is selected the host of ails that come from Improper food and drink disappear, even where the trouble has been of lifelong stand ing. "From a child I Was never strong and had a capricious appetite and I was allowed to eat whatever I fancied rich cake, highly seasoned food, hot biscuit, etc. so It was not surprising that my digestion was soon out of order and at the age of twenty-three I was on the verge of nervous prostra tion. I had no appetite and as I had been losing strength (because I didn't get nourishment in my dally food to repair tho wear and tear on body and brain) I had no reserve force to fall back on, lost flesh rapidly and no med icine helped me. "Then it was a wise physician or derod Grape-Nuts and cream am' saw to it that I gave this food (new to me) a proper trial and it showed he knew what ho was about, because I got bet ter by bounds from the very first. That was in the summer and by win ter 1 was in better health than ever before in my life, had gained in flesh and weight and felt liko a new person altogether in mind as well as body, all due to nourishing and completely digestible food, Grape-Nuts. "This happened three years ago and never since then have I had any but Serfcct health, for I stick to my rape-Nuts food and cream and still think it delicious, I eat it every day. I never tire of this food and I can en joy a saucer of Grape-Nuts and cream whoa nothing else satisfies my appe tite and it's surprising how sustained and strong a small saucerful will make one feel for hours." Name giv en by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. True food that carries one along and "there's a reason." Grape-Nuts 10 days proves big things. Get the Utye book. "Tue Road to WeHtine K eatVltg.