Wagoner County, Indian Territory (OK)
Vol II No 22 [No not changed]
March 09, 1894 (Part 4)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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GENERAL NEWS. (continued)
Secretary G W Barnard of the grand Masonic lodge of Illinois said Tuesday, "Mrs. Lease is a deliberate liar, when she said she was a member of the Masonic order. The trouble with Mrs. Lease is that she is afflicted with a strong jaw. Her story is absurd."
Mrs Louise Rockwell, the actress known as Louise Kellogg, who was shot by E J McNabb, a professional baseball pitcher, at Pittsburg, Pa., Wednesday night, will probably recover. The cause of the tragedy is attributed to jealousy. McNabb was formerly a telegraph operator employed by the Santa Fe railroad in Kansas. An inquest held over McNabb resulted in a verdict of suicide.
In the United States circuit court at Nashville, Tenn., Before Judge Sage of Cincinnati Saturday, a motion to reduce the ten year sentence of Frank Pottergeld, convicted of violating the national banking act, to five years, was overruled and the prisoner, in charge of two deputy marshals, left Saturday night for Kings county prison, Brooklyn, N.Y.
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Sam Wah, a Chinese laundryman of St Joseph, is the first Chinaman in that district who has complied with the Geary law. His registration papers accompanied by two photographs have been received by Deputy Collector Hawkins.
Rudolph Pechmann of Milwaukee, proprietor of the Cream City hotel, who robbed and murdered Mrs Schrum, an aged guest, and then set fire to the hotel, was Saturday sentenced to the state prison at Waupun for life by Judge Wallber.
Charles Salyards was legally executed at Carlos, Pa., at 10:38 o'clock Saturday morning by hanging. His crime was the murder of Policeman George E Martin in April 1893. Officer Martin tried to arrest Salyards, when the latter shot and killed him.
Chief of Police Seavy has ordered all the gambling houses in Omaha closed, the order to take effect March 5. For a year and a half gambling has been carried on openly under what has been known as the disorderly house ordinance, which provided for a monthly fine of $100 for each keeper of a gambling house.
C F Davidson, late cashier of the Cumberland Valley bank, and secretary of the Barboursville, (Ky.) Land and Improvement company, is charged with having made use of $17,000 fraudulently, in a note discounted by him a cashier of the bank, but not credited to the improvement company of which he was treasurer.
Dr W H Carter of San Francisco is in jail on an indictment charging him with counterfeiting the trade mark of a medicine company. C D Broad and E H Hebersham, indicted on the same charge as Dr Carter, were released on bail. It is claimed in the indictments that the three men have done an extensive business with bogus labels.
Norman L Munro, the New York publisher died Saturday. The case was heart failure superinduced by ether. Mr Munro had undergone an operation for appendicitis, but it was afterwards found that he was not suffering from the disease, and that the operation was not necessary.
The Lawrence Journal says that of eighty-five teachers in Douglas county seventy-two are women.
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INDIAN AND OKLAHOMA TER'S. Creek Indian Land Owners. Over One Million Acres Controlled by Sixty-One Proprietors. -By the United States census of 1890 the Indian population of the Creek Nation was 9,921, says the St Louis Republican.
There was also, according to the same authority, 5,341 negroes entitled to all the rights and privileges of he Indian. To these 15,000 citizens the government of the United States has guaranteed the use in common of 3,030,000 acres of land. But as a matter of fact the 3,030,000 acres are not held "in common" by those who are entitled to them. Over, one-third of it is absolutely controlled, and for practical purposes is owned outright by 16 individuals and firms; or to be exact, 1,072,315. A pretty good slice of this mundane sphere for 61 firms and individuals to own, isn't it?
... pay 5 cents an acre [rent] ... They then sublet it to cattlemen from Texas and elsewhere for pasturage purposes and charge from $1.50 to $2 per head for pasturing the stock. ...
... For convenience the Creek Nation is dived into three districts or belts ... list of the monopolists and the number of acres they have fenced. [the column with the acres listed is very blurred and smudged - I'll do the best I can]
NORTH BELT: Standwatie pasture - 4,344; John Yargee - 9,085; Pole Cat Pasture Co - 18,046; Rock Creek Pasture Co - 15,305; Post Oak and Bruner Pasture Co - 15,688; Wm Sapulpa Pasture Co - 17,762; Samuel C Davis Pasture - 8,131; Buford Miller Pasture Co - 10,870; Salt Creek Pasture Co - 26,081; N P Smiley Pasture Co - 4,781; S A Bland Pasture Co - 5,946; D M Hodges Pasture Co - 26,920; Fisher & Anderson Pasture Co - 19,328; G B Perryman - 68,170; Ben Marshal - 6,116; Drew & Kelly - 2,468; Warrion Marshall - 13,865; Bob Daniels - 2,915; Chissoe & Robinson - 4,362; Hotulkee Hajo Pasture Co - 32,000.[several of these names are found in the Tulsa area]
WESTERN BELT: John Buck Pasture Co - 32,000; G R & Thomas Perryman - 32,000; T J Adams - 32,000; H J Reed - 31,160; George Toger [this is probably Roger] - 32,000; Brumer, Hailey & McIntosh - 32,000; Knight Bros - 34,420; Jones & Sanders - 24,560; Dunson & Jeffers - 10,240; Cornelias & Knight - 32,000; W A Palmer - 32,000; Robert Steward - 6,320; Hotulkee Hajo - 32,000
SOUTHERN AND EASTERN BELT: Oparchewa Pasture Co - 10,422; Roly McIntosh - 24,050; S A Alexander - 17,200; Bruner Town - 32,000; Grayson, Stidham & Smith - 10,246; Smith & Stidham - 5,887; McKellop - 52,116; W J McIntosh - 2,153; Ochohunwa - 8,649; Willison & Shannon - 10,572; Independent Grazing Co - 6,087; Freeland McIntosh - 10,572; Bruner Pastor - 5,962; Porter Pasture Co - 31,232; Mingo Pasture Co - 25,521; Barber Pasture Co - 6,936; Willison & Weldon - 4,101; Moses Smith - 3,872; Weldon & Barber - 2,319; Pale Childers - 25,558; Bob Childers - 5,510; Bob Childers - 2,044; Daniel Drew - 1,334;[article continues ... what can & should be done about this situation]
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Robert & Primus - 13,143; Ellis Childers - 24,470; Tom Scott - 4,300. For total acres of 1,072,215.
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The Territorial Firemen's association has been granted a charter.
Chief Clerk W E Searcey will probably succeed the late Register Lindsey, at Guthrie.
Judge W D Lindsey, of Guthrie, who died recently in Washington, was 48 years old.
Everyone will regret to learn that ex-marshal Grimes is dangerously ill with pueumonia.
Judge Bank, of Ponca City, tried his first case the other day and the whole town turned out to hear him.
Near Seward a farmer named Boohster was dead in bed, his body being frozen. He lived alone and had been dead several weeks, no doubt having perished during one of the blizzards early in the month.
The directors of the Oklahoma State Fair association held a meeting last night with a full representation. A program of races was arranged and the secretary was instructed to go to Chanute, Kansas, Wednesday, to meet the secretaries and make final arrangements for races this fall.
Representative Hunter introduced a bill to appropriate $4,994 to be used by the commission appointed to appraise the property of the intruders of the Cherokee Nation. The bill also provides that the president is authorized to use the army in removing intruders when the appraisement of property is completed and the form prescribed has been followed.
Wednesday night a daring robbery occurred at the village of Matthewson. Matthewson, has but one store owned by H Bennet, and in this store the postoffice is located. The building was entered by three masked men who took $500, the proprietor's gold watch and chain and then rifled the mail matter. The robbers escaped on horseback and every effort is being made to capture them.
The oldest Indian (seven-eighths white and 103 1/2 years 2 months and 5 days old) declares that the winter is over and that spring has come to stay. We all believe this. Yesterday the thermometer was 70 in the shade. Birds are singing; hens depositing at the rate of one egg every three hours, and hen fruit down to two dozen for 25 cents; framers plowing, planting oats, potatoes, making garden, and everybody busy.
Captain C H Tandy, the colored man who came to Guthrie from St Louis two years ago as special agent of the Interior department, under Harrison, has bolted the Republican ticket and for a week has been working hard to draw other colored men to the support of the Democratic city ticket. At a Republican meeting last night one of the speakers, John Banks, charged Tandy with having sold out to the Democrats for $300, and declared he had the proof. Thursday Tandy had Banks arrested for criminal libel and lively times are looked for at the trial.
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