Wagoner Record

Wagoner County, Indian Territory (OK)

Vol II No 27

April 06, 1894 (Part 3)

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.

Good granite is quarried near Perry.

A fire-bug has been discovered in Guthrie.

The recent heavy rains will delay corn planting.

The clerical expenses for opening the strip were $18,000.

The Dawes commission begins on the Creeks next week.

Senator Dawes has his wife with him on his present trip.

The prisoners in the Perry jail have set up a kangaroo court.

The Hennessey petrified man is now being exhibited at Enid.

A stage line has been established between Cleveland and Tulsa.

The statehood movement plainly needs the application of starch.

Contests will be heard by the townsite board of Pawnee this week.

An Oklahoma City blacksmith has made several aluminum horseshoes.

In the valleys near Chandler the grass is already about four inches high.

Chief Harris of the Cherokees lost $4,000 by the burning of his house.

The corner stone of the Episcopal church at Norman was laid Tuesday last.

Miss Clark says she will compete the Ponca and Otoe allotment by October.

It is said that the Hennessey people who paid taxes in excess get the money back.

What has become of the man who used to call Oklahoma the "land of the fair God?"

The Pawnee Mining company has been chartered. It has a capitals stock of $50,000.

The Osages visited Cleveland last week and the citizens killed a fat beef for them.

Governor Renfrow has given notice that he will lease the vacant lands in Beaver county.

Guthrie's brass band ought to be at the depot when Dennis Flynn comes home next time.

The story that Judge McAfee was to leave the bench seems to have been slightly spavined.

H P Allen of Kansas City is missing. It is thought that he is somewhere in Oklahoma.

Some believe that the Kickapoo country will be opened up to settlement next month.

Stillwater scores a scoop on every town in the territory by organizing a lawn tennis club.

Old Indian men approve of Captain Woodson's plan of making the Indians stay on their allotments.

Since the organization of Payne county 433 marriage licenses have been issued in the county.

The Woman's National Indian association is in Washington fighting statehood for Oklahoma.

It would be a terrible surprise if it should turn out that there is gold in the Wichita mountains.

A Unitarian minister is causing a good deal of funnel shaped trouble in Oklahoma just at present.

All the peach trees in the territory are in bloom. The Oklahoma City Journal says there will be a large crop.

County Attorney Mundy in Tecumseh writes to the attorney general to know if "seven up" is a gambling game.

Wheeler, of Alabama, is said to have introduced a bill in congress making Gutrie the permanent capital of Oklahoma.

George Isles and the Galveston Spider had a fight in Oklahoma City last Monday night. It was a poor show and Isles got the worst of it.

The man who accuses another of cowardice because he builds a cyclone cellar is very apt to come over some night and want to bring his family in it.

Oklahoma City has managed to have a shooting where it is impossible to lay the blame on the Dalton gang. This is a rarity in Oklahoma.

Judge Burford is holding court at Enid; Judge Scott at Oklahoma City; Judge Dale at Guthrie; Judge Boerer at Newkirk, and Judge McAfee at Woodward.

Every traveling troupe that enters Oklahoma advertises the fact that they created a great sensation at the world's fair. Do they really think the people of Oklahoma believe them?

The house committee on Indian affairs, it is said, is liable to sit down on the cattlemen's lobby which is fighting for the opening of the Fort Sill country, in Washington. The lobby has been a trifle too previous and fresh.

Nelson Rice, a Pawnee Indian, made his will a few days ago and then went home and committed suicide. He was found sitting dead in a chair, with a bullet hole in his head and a revolver in his hand. It is the first case on record of a full blooded Indian committing suicide.

During the recent wind storm at Norman the wheel on a windmill went so fast that it pulled the legs of the mill out of the ground.

Judge Burford has decided that Gregg, formerly president of the council, is the legal mayor of Enid. This is an important decision, as it shows that mayors shouldn't resign unless they mean it.

Saturday while J W Manning was being tried for perjury he skipped out of the court room at Guthrie and escaped. The trial was proceeded with and verdict of guilty found, just as if the prisoner were present.

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In Oklahoma City the assessment of real estate reaches $1,675,000.

The fire department of Oklahoma City has cost that place $7,000.

The assessor's report shows that Hennessey has about 1,500 people.

Millions of wild geese passed over Oklahoma early Wednesday morning.

Ex-Superintendent Parker has engaged in the farm loan business at Guthrie.

The resignation of the old board of agricultural regents went into effect Saturday.

Dr. Neil of the experiment station is lecturing in Oklahoma on bugs and other pests which give fruit trees the worst of it.

The Baptists at Perry say they will soon begin to build a church which, when it is completed, will be the finest in the territory.

A weekly paper is soon to be started at Junction City, the new town at the proposed junction of the Rock Island and the Hutchinson Southern.

It is said that a man from Arkansas had his long hair cut off by force at Cross the other day. He had worn the same hair ever since the war.

Governor Lewelling of Kansas is at the head of a new mining company that has organized to do business at Siloam Springs in the Indian Territory.

Senator Hill, it is understood, has recently decided to take a hand and help Oklahoma get statehood. If Hill takes a hand Cleveland will veto it, sure.

A closed bank in Oklahoma has issued the following notice: "This bank is not busted; it owes the people$36,000 and the people owe it $53,000; it is the people who are busted; when they pay we'll pay.

In a dispute over a line fence, August Bahrndt stabbed and killed Perry Cline, a farmer living seven miles northwest of Stillwater. A lynching party was being organized, but Bahrndt was hurried to the Stillwater jail where he now awaits a preliminary examination.

Frank A Brink, of Rock Springs, Tex., who shot Sam Ray, a negro in Guthrie, because the latter would not pay a bill of $7, and Sweet Perry, a 16 year-old negro, who, with two other boys, stoned J W Chambliss of Mineral Wells, Tex., to death on the outskirts of Guthrie about the same time, were both sentenced to the penitentiary for life by Judge Dale Wednesday.

E H Townsend, a postmaster and general merchandise store keeper was killed in his store at Todd, eighteen miles west of Hennessey last Thursday night during an attempted robbery upon his place by three men. Todd is just over the line in Blaine county, and lies eighteen or twenty miles west of Hennessey. Here he has done an extensive business, which fact, no doubt, reached the ears of his murderers. Mr. Townsend was 48 years of age and stood high among his neighbors and in his lodge. He was the right worthy grand lecturer of Oklahoma in the order of Masons. The Masons are making every endeavor to discover the murderers, and the son who came to Hennessey for a coffin says he will know the parties if he sees them again. The citizens of Blaine county are up in arms and declare that if the parties are found justice will be meted out to them in true western style.

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