The Caddo Herald
April 12, 1899
Population of Territory Towns (Muscogee Phoenix)
Generally speaking it is estimated that there should be one voter to every five of the general population of the country. In the Indian Territory where the population is increasing by the arrival of people from other states, it is safe to say that the full voting strength cannot be shown by any election, no matter how diligent the canvass, all the arrivals from other state of less than on year’s residence being denied the ballot. It appears that six of the population to one vote is not an unfair estimate for the towns which held elections on the 4th of this month where the contest was in a degree interesting. The following record of the total number of votes furnishes a good value to the population of the towns named, except those marked (*) in which there was no contest. Several other towns held elections and the local press record the elections, but fail to mention the number of votes cost. This is probably the first opportunity offered for making anything of an approximation of the population of so many of the principal towns of the Indian Territory.
Pauls Valley 265
Tulsa, estimate 500