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i U -4' Mi H !'' i i Muskogee Ci meter. 1 " rr, m. twine, Kditor. MUSKOGEE, IND. TER. &. LIS. NEW STATE NOTES. 'An old man named Batos, hailing from Missouri, was tlcoccd out of, ?GG.(!G by two confidence men at AIus kogea-last vcok. - . .-. , Purccll lias boon designated by I he department uslono of vtho places iWhero' the Chickasaw-Choctaw pay ments will bo made. .lohn D. Williams, ehnrgod with the murder of John Thrasher at Woolsey, has been roleased fiom eustody. At tho prollmlnary trial it developed thill the killing was justifiable. In digging a prospect well at Spen cer last week a four-loot vein was struck at a depth of nearly seven hundred feet. An oil refining company 1km been organized at Muskogee, tho object of vheji is to build a plant large enough to take caie of the present outpuT of ollaud to add to Its capacity as the supply Increases. v V , 7 'jAbe Chrlsmon died at his home in Vinlta .from the effects' of a gun shot wound In tho neck as a result of a io-.v between Chrisman. and Wily Marne.s. After the shooting 'Barnes nuide his escape and Is still at large. An additional recruiting officer-was opened at Oklahoma City Monday, with Lieutenant Shoonfield In charge. Enlistments In all branches of 'tho army service will be made. " The Frisco hotel at Cordcfl- was totally destroyed by flro last week, Tim. loss is estimated at 35,000.' "An election at Bokchito upon tho question of school tax resulted In a vole of (!i to 24 In favor of thorax. Richard Huringcr. who went to Pcmca City recently from Tazewell county, Illinois, was instantly killed whlhy working on an Arkansas- riwi terry. While winding up the cible the windlass slipped .from his hands and, flying backward, broke his neck,, (fanning instant death. Contracts huvo been signed for a jnO.OGO olccUje iMant between Muri-lty nfWilburton and '.himesOegnan. P Caddo has voted to bond the town for $ 15,000, the money to bo used to erect a public school building. The. voto was lf.1 o li5. None but tax payers were allowed to voto. S.T. Hates Is suing Pawnee county lor tho possession of a farm near Um town of Pawnee, which he deeded to the county several years ago on condition that the county would main tain him for the remainder of his life. KoQcnt oil strikes have rnndi tho land .valuable. ! -Tho oftlcc of Indian Inspector and Indian agent in Muskogee have re ceived instructions In regard to crn.y Indians- and whites in Indian Terri tory," and In future this class of un tortunates will bo properly pared for at I ho expense of tho government. ""judge .Toliii Foster is preparing pa ijySrs to file with the claims depart iupnt of tjio I'nitod States govern ment asking damages of several thou sand dollars on account of tho big pralile flro-of March l, which devas tated tli o .country botwoui l.-iwotn and tho mountains and caused de struction of Ufa 'ami property. lleit Carpenter, a thlrtoen-year- old fcuw at "Shawnee last week. GOOD WINDMILL FORikFARM.jfil ; . - Ktcommended bv Authorities of than University of Nebraska. The windmill represented In tho ac companying lllustiation is described In bulletin No. 59, Issued by the Uni versity of Nebraska. It is known as the Dutch or Holland mill. The wind mill of this form is used to pump water for a town herd of cows vary ing from CO to 100 head near Grand Island, Nob. Mills of this style are mounted on tall slender towc.s or iipon milk houses, sheds or' barns'. Kor the four fans covered with duck, aro often substituted six, fans of thin lumbor. The smallest of them ,are ton to twelve feet In diameter, the largest being about thirty-six feet A Dutch Windmill. across. The canvas sails are fitted with brass eyelets and fastened on with rope. The sails arc removed or furled when in disuse. Re-Seding Sod Land. D. A. S, I wish to break up a five acre field of gravelly soil, which has grown hay for a number of years, and seed It down afresh. What would b? tho best fertiliser to use? What gravelly soil is most In need of is humus, and to produce this a green crop should bo grown .and plowed down. As early as possible after tho hay is taken .off the sod should b'e plowed aud well harrowed. It should then bo seeded with a quick growing crop, such as rape or buck wheat, if rape is chosen, about five pounds of seed should . be applied. While the crop is growing tho sod will bo rdtting, and by autumn Hie green crop should bo plowed under. If a light dressing of stable manure could bo plowed in along .with the green crop so much the better. Next spring tho field should bo sown with barley or a light strawed varley of oats, and seeded with rod clover and timothy. Tho grain should bo sown not thicker than flvo pecks per acre. The grass and clover seed should be sown at the rate of about six pounds of each per aero. When tho grain Is harvested a fairly long stubbto should b'e left and no stock should be al lowed to graze In the field after har vest. Sinking a Well in Gravel., W. T. 1 have a well partially dug, out have reached gravel, which slides In about as fast as It can be taken out. 1 am down only eleven feet, and oxpect to have to go forty feet before getting sufficient water. wrt $ When digging a well in ''gravel that runs tho holo should be commenced much largor than tho well Is to be nt tho bottom. When a start as been made a six or eight-sided crib should be put in and lowered as far as pos sible A smaller crib should then be slid down inside of the larger one, and so on until a sufficient depth has boon reached. The, crib mayjio lov oreil by weighting It and loosening nud removing the travel from below. TO AID THE SEAMtTREtft. Simple Contrivance of Much Value In Hot Weather. Why has not somo one thought of this excellent Idea before? A fan At tachment for the sewing machlue that will aid the seamstress to do her work In more comfort than It is otherwise possible for her to do it. Truo there havo been suggestions along this line, but they failed for the lack of some very noccssary features which were not incorporated in them. The new fan is fitted to the top of the arm of the machine aud about on a level with the face of the operator. When the machlno is running the fan revolves with tremendous rapidity and cools the fevered brow of the seam stress. As an assistant its value could hardly be overrated, as any one who has had a hard day's work on a ma chine could tostlfjv A lever arrange ment allows the fan to be thrown out of gear when desirod, so that it does not necessarily run all the time if its services are not wanted. A commend able feature of tho attachment is that it does not Impose additional work on tho seamstress, and 'no extra energy has to be put forth to run the machine on Its account. Was Caught and Released. A large "splkehorn" deer, chased by a dog, ran down the street at Man chester, N. H., the other day. When abreast of an apartment hoiiBe the an imal suddenly turned, bolted through a large plate glass window, ran through a suite and mado its exit by a window at the rear. The deer was finally corralled in a stable," where it was induced to enter a piano box. Thus confined, the animal was transported to woods outside the .city and released. Eggs Break Up Social. An egg thrower caused n little com. motion at a church social held at Lit tle Silver, a village near Hod Bank, N. J. Everything was going along nicely when two ancieut eggs came sailing into the room. One of them hit a guest squarely in the, mouth and tho other grazed tho pastor's head. The social broke up in confusion and the men present hurried out and hunted in vain for the egg thrower. Before Carrie. Hh bftr JTlioFuries were the feminine re formers of ancieut Greece. They per sued the guilty with torches instead of hatchets, . Yale Alumni Slick Together. 'The class of 1853 of Yale fpu'milhat one . "of' its members jvy'as ' In a poor liouso aud raised & fund to place him in a home for aged men. FIND SNAkEt IN STORE! Meccaslns flnd Agreeable Abode In Rolls of Wall Paper. As a result of the recent Turkey creek flood, the dure store and paint and paper house owned by B. V. Shouse at 3021-3025 Southwest boule vard, is inhabited by snakes driven there by the water, says a Kansas City dispatch. A water moccasin, whose bite is sa-id to be as deadly as that of a rattlesnake was found hidden in some wall paper and it was only a chance that nobody was bltton before tho snake was killed. Miss Ray Hintges, a young woman employed in the store, was working among the rolls of wall paper, when another w'ater moccasin stuck its he-'.l from the paper almost In her face. She called for assistance and the snake was killed. Mr. Shouse is overhauling his stock since that time in search of snakos. He says that the snakes entered the store yhen it was flooded and appeared to find an agreeable abode in the rolls of wall paper. Unique Gate. A Kansas farmer has a gate made of rakes, hoes and other agricultural im plements. Poor Reward for Honesty. Herr Tippelt, an Austrian mining millionaire, decided that honesty is not the best policy. Recently he dis covered that his income 'during the last few years had exceeded the fig ure at which ho had returned it, and in a fit of remorse he sent ?6,500 to the Exchequer. The result was that he received a demand for another $3,750, belug interest on tho arrears, and eighteen times the amount of the in terest charged, as a penalty for not having declared his full income. Herr Tippelt appealed against the demand to the court, but tho judge decided against him. The Clever Farmer. In the center of tills picture standi the landlord's house. Around it are eight pear trees. Outside these trees stand eight houses let to tenants,-and t ft & M 4 & ' at i& A'L the outermost circles of all Is formed by ten applo trees. Now, the landlord wished to keep the apple trees for himself, and to give each tenant a pear tree. A llttlo thought enabled him to construct a hedge which successfully inclosed his own house and the apple trees, aud. separated tho other houses ho that each had a pear tree.. How did he do tt? First American Newspaper., Mrs. Clute of the Pettapiug house, Essex, Conn., lias a copy of the first newspaper printed in America, dated' at Boston, April M) 1704. uSbk .SMP'ft "-Wfc VI eaS TX i rTTS-gvir-1"