Wagoner County, Indian Territory (OK)
Vol II No 22
March 02, 1894 (Part 4)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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THE TWO TERRITORIES. News in General of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory Pertaining to the Pale Face and the Red Man
The jail at El Reno contains ten territorial prisoners.
Mrs Sam Small is now in Oklahoma City, arriving there Tuesday.
Frank Cook has been appointed postmaster at Choctaw City.
After three or four disastrous fires Purcell has begun to think of a fire department.
R W McAdams is back in Ardmore and claims that the outlook for statehood is bright.
Over 900 applications for school leases were received by Governor Renfrow on Monday.
Henry Redman was found guilty of manslaughter at Chandler Friday. He murdered his wife.
The Dawes Commission is talking to the Indians with about 1,800 pounds avoirdupois on every word.
Enid has caused more general liquid hades in the United States senate than any other Oklahoma town, past or present.
Henry Asp says that Oklahoma will be admitted without the five tribes, but that provision will be made to admit them later.
The Dalton gang has been captured again. This is all right. It doesn't affect the Dalton gang and it pleases the deputy marshals.
Frank Dale and L P Ross are in Washington trying to secure the Arkansas code of practice for Oklahoma. Ross is also said to be trying to succeed Judge Burford.
The Chikaskia Township company and the Blackwell Townsite company have concluded to consolidate, the former buying 220 acres adjoining Blackwell on the east and both companies will work in unity to support and maintain one town, and the name of Blackwell will be changed to Parker.
Oklahoma City Times-Journal: It is not probable that I N Terrill will be tried at this term of court in Lincoln county. His former trial has been declared to be illegal and he will have to be reindicted before he can be tried. He has been released on $4,000 bail, which, to say the least, is not excessive for a criminal liable to be hung or imprisoned for life.
Rev A J Nathan, a member of the Oklahoma conference for the M.E. church, will leave the middle of next month for Northern Africa to enter upon missionary work. Rev Nathan is a Hebrew ... His wife and daughter will accompany him.
A dispatch from Waynoka says: This country is all excitement. The Panhandle express that came in from Wellington on Tuesday was loaded down with deputy United State marshals, to the number of thirteen, together with their horses and arms. They were under the command of T Lilly, and are in search of the Daltons. The Daltons were seen within seven miles of Fort Supply a few days ago, and were traveling toward this vicinity. Lilly and his posse started out Saturday morning to look for them. They are located on Chimney creek twelve miles from here, and if the birds are not flown there is liable to be a battle. Bill Dalton and Dynamite were the ones seen.
Marshal Elliott took to Eufaula Wednesday night three robbers. They are Tom Wynn, Tom Jefferson and Pearce Jefferson. Thursday night the store and post office at Lumkes, Seminole nation, of which John Marks was proprietor, was robbed. The robbers secured about $150 in money and a quantity of tobacco and cigars. After securing the booty they went through the old form of marching the proprietor and clerk about a mile into the timber and telling them to return. Before letting them go the robbers told them they were the same gang that robbed Brown Bros. some months ago. Elliott organized a posse and started in pursuit. They were tracked several miles and finally captured without any shooting. The officers think they have the leaders of a gang of rogues that have been terrorizing that part of the country for some time. They will be taken to Fort Smith and lodged in jail.
I. N. Terrell, the speaker of the first Oklahoma legislature, who killed George Embree at the door of the land office in Guthrie, is again at liberty. Terrell was indicted at Guthrie, but taken to Payne county for trial. The first trial resulted in a disagreement of the jury, one juror being afterwards arrested for being bribed. A second trial resulted in a conviction with a sentence to the penitentiary for life, and Terrell has been in the penitentiary a number of months, when a decision of the supreme court that a term of court where the judge was not present the first day was illegal, gave him another chance and he was brought back to jail at Stillwater. Another change of venue was given him to Chandler, and there the judge has just decided that he has never been legally tired, and the case goes back to the beginning and he must be reindicted by a Logan country jury. He is now out with his attorney hunting bail. This case has already cost the people of Logan county over $7,000.
The contract for furnishing postage stamps to the government for the next four years beginning July 1, next, was awarded to the bureau of engraving and printing. All bids received were rejected.
The Kiowa and Comanche Indians have assumed a warlike attitude and threaten to drive the cattlemen and stock from their reservations, because they have received no grass lease payments since October. The wire fences are being cut and cattle butchered by the Indians, many of whom are desperate at the lessees. The situation will become alarming unless the money due them, which amounts to about $60,000. [article ends]
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The trial of Iran N Terrill began at Chandler before Judge Bierer Friday.
Russell Briggs has been appointed a member of the Guthrie townsite board.
Alva is expecting a party of one hundred families from Nebraska this month.
The Arapahoe Bee has a correspondent with the nom de plume of "Dude in Exile."
A woman has been poisoned at Oklahoma City from breathing the fumes of gasoline.
The Milligan case which was tried at Oklahoma City will be appealed to the supreme court.
Marshal Nix has issued a circular calling his deputies to time. He should be commended.
The climate of Oklahoma wil be back in a day or two with a pronounced Italian accent.
Henry Asp has returned from Washington and reports the statehood questions progressing slowly.
Chester A Arthur has been appointed interpreter for the Indians of G county. He lives near Arapahoe.
The skies of Oklahoma have cleared up again. The only clouds now are those on some of the land titles.
Since the annexation fever has struck Perry, Arkansas City will feel the necessity of moving further up in Kansas.
Johnston, the mind reader, who can find a pinhead blindfolded in a big cave, ought to turn his attention to hunting up Tom King.
At Pond Creek every storekeeper is expected to have a ladder that will reach to the top of his building. This is for protection against fire.
Wolf hunting has become very popular in the vicinity of Enid. Several fine wolves and a great deal of good whisky have been destroyed by the hunters.
Charles Marston of Highland, Domiphan [? smudged] county, has been sued by Mrs Stearnes, a milliner of the same place, for $65,000 for breach of promise. Marston is well off and was married to a Miss Black of Ohio in Atchison last week. The affair has created considerable excitement, as both parties stand well in social circles.
William O'Hara is teaching school at College Corners six miles east of Hennessey. Last Wednesday evening Fred Smith's boy stood at the head of the class in spelling, but missed a word and had to step down, and when it came his turn to spell he refused to spell or even to try. The teacher insisted that he should make an effort. He still refused and squared himself in Corbett style. Three rounds were fought and O'Hara won. After supper a rap was heard at the door of the teacher's boarding house and the father of the boy was there to see him. Both contestants fought to a finish and O'Hara won this battle. Saturday O'Hara came to town and swore out a warrant before Judge Perkins for assault and battery. Smith pleaded guilty and the judge fined him $5 and costs and ten days in jail at Kingfisher.
Casper Steel was shot and killed by his brother, Henry, Saturday evening about 5 o'clock at Omega, a town in the western part of Kingfisher county. Casper was a young man about 22 years of age and lived with his parents on a claim some distance from Omega. Henry, a married man, owned and conducted a hotel and store in town. Ill feeling had existed, growing out of the ownership of a pony. Henry had been to Kingfisher, and on his return found Casper at his hotel. He remarked: "You always come around here when I am gone; I'll just kill you," Casper started away and as he passed out at the door the ball from Henry's revolver entered his back near the shoulder blade, passing through him, killing him instantly. Henry was taken into custody at once. A coroner's jury was impaneled Sunday and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts. Henry was taken to Kingfisher Sunday evening where he is now in jail.
The report of the state forestry commissioner says that experiments at Ogallah point to the black and honey locust as the best trees to plant in the northwest.
The Comanche Indian will make a ghastly mistake if they attempt to kill off the settlers because they are mad at the cattlemen. If the Indians really want to die they can save themselves the expense of fooling with the settlers. Prussic acid is cheap.
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Muslin, ginghams, and calicoes should be starched with starch in which a piece of alum as big as a hickory nut has been dissolved.
A small bottle of camphor or a little alum and water will aid in drying up pimples that have been tampered with.
Oven doors should not be slammed nor any jarring noise made when cake and bread are cooking. Heaviness is almost invariably the result of jarring.
Tea is much better when brewed in a pot that has been heated thoroughly than in a cold one. A cup of boiling water used to rinse the pot is the best method of heating it.
Once a month the wicks of lamps should be removed and the turners unscrewed and boiled in a little water in which common soda has been dissolved. This will remove the coating of grease and dust which forms on the brass.
When it is required to use carbolic acid as a disinfectant it should be mixed with boiling water. This promptly overcomes the usual antagonism between the acid and the water, and converts them into a permanent solution, which will keep for weeks.
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