Muskogee Ci meter.
1 " rr, m. twine, Kditor.
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
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
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'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.
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
-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
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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
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.
JTlioFuries were the feminine re
formers of ancieut Greece. They per
sued the guilty with torches instead
. 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.
A Kansas farmer has a gate made of
rakes, hoes and other agricultural im
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
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
& M 4 & '
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
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.
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