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Muskogee. Indian Territory, Thursday, August 25, 1904-
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
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
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
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
A Plausible Excum.
Russell Sago was talking the othf
day about a dishonest but plausible
"I have caught this man," he said
"in a dozen Bhady transactions. Ha
has always, though, been ready to e
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."
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
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
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
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
OFFOBim OOUBT BOUBB.
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 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
Mollie McClure. Plaintiff 1 Equity
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,
Office Hours: 7 to9 a. m.; 3 to 5 p. m,
At office all night. Next door,to Creek
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.