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Muskogee. Indian Territory, Thursday, August 25, 1904- Number 46 Vol 5. A HOT TIME From Start to Finish at the Re ception Given by the Club. The Lincoln Club had a meet ing, a water melon feast, and a rough house all at the same time. It is reported that the states man from hungry roo9t who pa rade under the sobriquet of 8am Lewis got his neck in a vice, and as the vice tightened his tongue lolled out and his eyes nearly burst from their sockets and his breath gurgled through in gasps, at this time the vice relaxed and everyone present gave the hun gry individual a kick which land ed him on the ground floor. There were several other up sets and down -comings. Take it all in all it wa9 something like an Irish wake. Everyone had a good time, no body hurt serious ly, and only a few bruised heads which added flavor to the feast. As the hungry individual retreat ed in good order the band played '8hould old acquaintance be for got." When the mogul yelled put him out, the band played UA hot time in the old town" and the hot time was on. One cuss saved his bacon by hiding among the band boys. It was a great meeting, may be another soon. .Reporter. who are sitting around drying to keep the fires of hell going. White man, or black man, or red man. or brown it is honest, con scientious, well-directed work that mikes character, and char acter in, after all, the final test upon which men are tried." Ex. PROM A DISTANCE. Men-p White and Black. After speaking highly of cer tain colored men of Emporia, calling them by name, and praisr ing them for their Stirling quali ties, William Allen White goes on to say ; "This does not mean that re spectable colored men are to mingle with white society in little foolish uard parties ; that is such a small and trivial part of life. But it does mean that in building up this town as a moral and com mercial entity these colored men are considered a part of the busi ness and moral substance of the town, and they are accepted on a legal and business and politi cal equality with .white men, and stand men for man upon their merits as men ; and are accepted as men of their worch. "This, however, should not make a lot of lazy, good for noth irg black men who do nothing but bring the clothes home from the wash and eat roasting ears and fish, swell up with their im portance. They are no better than the ordinary white loafers loafers lich. and loafers poor NO MORE STATE8BOROB. It is not putting it too strongly to say that in all the lynch law hifllory of this country, the Statesboro, Ga., mob provided the blackest chapter. The two victims of this mob had been formerly tried, convio ted and sentenced to be hanged. The date of their execution had been fixed for September 7, so the members of the mob were without the commop justification that the ends of justice were like ly to be defeated by the slow and uncertain process of the law. The authorities in charge of the prisoners did not have the ex cuse that they were not able to cope with the moo, because a company of well armed militia surrounded the prisoners. ' There was not, then, even the slightest excuse for the failure of the authorities to protect their prisoners or the smallest justifi cation for the resort to mob law on the part of the people of Statesboro. It i6 the blackest chapter be cause, aside from the terrible methods employed, It is clear that men were bent upon destroying the two wretches already under sentence of death because of a desire to actually participate in fiendish work. This is the black est chapter because the authori ties, although amply able to pro tect them ignorciniously failed to do.their duty. The crime tor which these creatures have been convicted was a terrible one, but however guilty the mobs victims may have been, thDse who hope to speak for the good of society are in duty, bound to set themselves resolutely against lynch law in any form and particularly against the awful brutality that characterized the Statesboro pro oeedings. Okmulgee Chieftian. Rush of Freedmen to Get on Creek Roll Before September. No one will be allowed to file a claim for allottment of land with the Dawes Commission after Sept 1st, as the rolls will close after that time. Owing to that. thev are having quite a rush at the commission and people are coming from many different places. At present Wm. Gilbrey holds the record for coming the great est distance. He is a Creek f reedman living in New York and follows the occupation of Gar dener. Twenty -five years ago ho left the territory and this is the first time he has been back. There are three or four Creek freedmen who live a greater dis tance than Mr. Gilbrey tut they will not be able to get here to file their claims. They live in the liberia country on the west coast of Africa. A Plausible Excum. Russell Sago was talking the othf day about a dishonest but plausible broker. "I have caught this man," he said "in a dozen Bhady transactions. Ha has always, though, been ready to e use himself." Mr. Saga smiled. Then he resumed r "He reminds me of a chap who Broke a plate glass window. one day. As soon as he had broken the window he hurried off as fast as ho could go. But the shopkeeper had Man him. Th hopkeeper came after him and grab d him by the collar. " 'Aha, you broke my wiadow, didst you, eh?' he said. "Yes, and didn't you aee me rum lng home for the BOM7 to pay for Hr ald the other." Johnny's Lament Wish I didn't have any sisters 'round Fourth of July time. Got six that are pretty decent ether timet, but when the Fourth comes thoy buss 'rouad like mosauitoes. They ain't got no consld'ratlon for a feller's feelings. Thy bust in on Ills fun Just when he's lighting a annom aracker and waat a avail fixed, and when they the ainoB sizzling they screara loud enough to split your oars and that brlaga yoar maw and aha yells to you to quit teasing your sitters and then sees taa emnnon and rushes out and grabs yoa and bears yoa away, and yu miss see ing the caanon bust into a thousand pieces. No, air, s!.4rs are all wrong 'round Fourth of July time. If they ain't get ting your maw after you and scream lng all the time fit to kill, they'ra mooslng 'round and blubbing and say ing, "Poor Johnny's burned his finger. That makes a feller with any spunk darn mad. English Fighting Beetles. There are beetles In England (of the family known to scientists as Tel phorldae) that are popularly called soldiers and sailors, the red specie being called by the former name and the blue spocles by the latter. Thesa beetles are among the stost qu-rrel-tome of Insects and .fight to the death on iue least provocation. It haa long been the custom ampos, English boys to catch and set thanTfigui'.&f . with each other. They are as ready for battle as gamecocka and the via tor will both kill and tat his aatas alsL ft. Nicholas. Lived Up To His Creed. A priest at Holyoda, Hungary, f oently Inherited 5,000 from a rela tive in Russia. When ha received tha money he parceled it oat among tha B55 villagers, and kept 50 for hiav self. Warning Order. Dave Kiohardson't -BARWBRSHOP, OFFOBim OOUBT BOUBB. TIBFAQTlOMOUAsUirTfsm Dare Richardson, - Proa Psoas Version of Football. The boys of the Fapago tribe In tha southwest have a gams which tha fellows In Harvard and Yale would form rules about, If the played It, un til It became very lively Indeed. These IrfUn boys make dumbells C woven buckskin or rawhide. They weave thera tight and stiff, and then soak them In a sort of red mud which sticks like paint. They dry them, and then the queer toys sis ready for us. To play the game, they mark off goals, one for each land or "wife" of players. The object of each side Is to send its dumbbells over the goal of the enemy. The dumbbells are tossed with sticks that are thrust under thesa as they 11 on the ground. The perverse things will aot go straight or far, and a rod Is a pretty good throw for ons. The sport quickly grows exciting, aad the players are sooa battling In a heap, almost as if they war playing at football. ft. Nicholas. In the United States Court for the Wes tern District of the Indian Territory sitting at Mupkogoe, I.T., October Term 1004. Mollie McClure. Plaintiff 1 Equity vs. lhoma8 McClure, Defendant J 6607 The defendant. Thomas McClure is hereby warned to appear in this court within thirty days and answer the com plaint of plaintiff, Mollie McClure. Witness the Honorable Charles W. Raymond, judge of said court, and the seal thereof, at Muskogee, Indian Ter ritory, this the 25th day of August, 1904 P. R. Harrison, Clerk. By Chas, T. Runyan, Dep. A. McRea, Attorney for Pltf . P. R. Price, Att'y for non-resident De fendant. First Publication August 26, 1004. DR. J. BOSTON HILL, PHYSICIAN 8UROEON Office Hours: 7 to9 a. m.; 3 to 5 p. m, At office all night. Next door,to Creek Undertaker Co, 203 South Main Street. The lightning bug is a brilliant, But he hasn't any mind, He meanders through the darkness With his headlight en behind. Likewise the foolish merchant, Whom no one can advlne. He declarer there's nothin' doin' When asked to advertise. Ex. The Beat Advertising; Medium through which you can reaoh the colored people ia "The Cimeter. i 0 1 T iA ..',,iM')'il-.-,t.t -n