Ft. Gibson Post
Vol III No 26
Saturday April 16, 1898 (Part 1)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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Issues between March 26th and this issue (April 16th) are missing.
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THE CURTIS BILL PASSED THE HOUSE.
The Measure Went Through Like a Flash.
It is Believed the Bill Will Pass the Senate as Easily
and Become a Law Without Much More Delay. -
A JACKTOWN SERMON.
Delivered by Rev. J. Zacharla Milton Turner Foreman. -
The following account of Easter services an Easter sermon at Jacktown comes from The Post's Vian correspondent: ...
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An Interesting Budget of News From a Special Reporter. Muldrow, I.T., April 13 -
The result of the village election here appears to be quite unsatisfactory. The returns show that the entire Democratic ticket was elected with the exception of one tie on councilman. The Republican claim the result was gained through deception, chicannery and fraud practiced among the colored voters. Several blame the editor of The Press for printing the colored tickets, which the Republicans claim to be the cause of their defeat, and two business men have withdrawn their advertisements from that paper in consequence. The editor claims he has a right to print any job he likes provided the same is within the law, but says in his paper that the Republicans were defeated "<...> scheming and chicannery." The whole matter is being investigated. That crooked work was done at the election last year is admitted, and still worse this year. "Scheming and chicannery" won't always win, even in this country.
J S Holden has been very busy in the fruit tree business this spring, having sold a good amount of trees, helped take up and plant an orchard of 40 acres of apple trees on the Snallenberger farm about four miles south of Muldrow, being in joint ownership with W E Shallenberger in the same. Mr. Holden has also planted this spring about 250 Elberta peach trees and now has about 1,200 of this excellent variety of fruit growing.
The spring potato crop in this nation is liable to be short, owing to wet and cold weather. J H Alexander, about nine miles southeast of this place, planted this spring 3,200 bushels of seed potatoes.
Muldrow has improved more this spring than for several years past.
LATER - Action has been commenced against parties here for fraud in the late town election. It is expected that things will show up bad for some Democrats here.
John Faulkner, a citizen, was tried in the mayor's court here last Saturday for fencing outside land. Of course the case went against him. He has appealed it to the U.S. court.
TERRITORY PRESS ASSOCIATION.
Indian Territory Press association will meet at Wagoner this year and after the meeting an excursion will be organized to take in the Omaha exposition. There is no doubt about the news rustlers having a good time, Wagoner will be sure to provide handsomely for their comfort and pleasure.
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THE FIVE TRIBES IN CONGRESS.
Important Matters Affecting the Indian Territory.
The Status of a Curtis Bill and a
Review of Other Washington Affairs.
Special Report to The Post - Washington, D. C., April 11 - (Copyright 1898) -
Go to W S Nash for all kinds of staple goods. He keeps them and sells them at living prices.
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C W Phillips, Druggist - North of Depot, Vian, Ind. Ter
W E McConnell, Vian I.T. The Farmer's Friend
Wallace Thornton, Vian I.T. General Merchandise
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<all gossip about a war with Spain>
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WIFE-MURDER CHARGED- George Hendricks, who is charged with the murder of his wife, was locked up at Bonham, Tex. Mrs. Henricks died at Tulip, 10 miles north of Bonham, and was buried. Her son, who is 19 years of age, made complaint against his father and had him arrested. He states that the two had been quarreling; that his mother was hit in the left breast, the blow causing her death, and that her dying statement was: "I am going to die, and the blow I received is the cause of it." The body will be taken up and a post-mortem examination held.
MURDER AND THE TORCH - The small store of W H Bailey, at Atlanta, Ga., was discovered to be on fire, and while the firemen were at work, others entered the building and found Bailey and his wife and Robert Wilkinson, colored, dead, having met violent deaths. It is believed that robbers, among whom was Wilkinson, entered the building, that a battle resulted, and then fire was applied to cover up the crime.
DROWNED TRYING TO SAVE HIS SISTER - Henry Russell, aged 20 and Hattie Allen, aged 17, stepbrother and sister, residing near Dayton, Tenn., were drowned while rowing in Piney creek, near their home. It appears that the boat struck a snag and began leaking. Henry tried to save his sister, and both were drowned. The young woman was to have been married in a few days to a prominent young farmer of Rhea county.
MERIDIAN TO BE PAVED - By a large majority the people of Meridian, Miss., decided to issue bonds for $20,000 to be expended in the paving of streets in the business portion of the city with vitrified brick. When the improvement contemplated is finished, all of meridian's business portion will be paved with the best material.
THE NEW DOCK AT ALGIERS - The decision of the naval affairs committee of the house of representatives to include a floating steel dock at Algiers, La., among the docks to be authorized by the naval appropriation bill makes it reasonably certain that New Orleans will at length secure an advantage which has been long and persistently sought.
HIS BROTHER'S LYNCHERS - Dr. C A Ryder, brother, of Dr. W L Ryder, who was lunched near Talbotton, Ga., last July, has sent the governor of Georgia, it is said, the list of names of prominent Talbott county citizens who, he alleges, lynched his brother. The governor has ordered an investigation.
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