The Caddo Herald
April 7, 1899
Wagoner is to have a $40,000 hotel to be built with home capital.
Muskogee has a suburb called Grand View. It overlooks Muskogee.
The News of Muskogee says that “the iron hand of monopoly” is over that promising village.
Wagoner has a representative at Washington for whose services the people pay $1,000 a year.
The international school for the blind at Fort Gibson has temporarily suspended for want of funds.
The question in Eufaula for a municipal issue was why $1,000 had been paid to the Washington lobbyist.
The Masonic hall at Wynnewood burned April first. H. Robinson, a printer, perished in the flames.
Mrs. J. A. Profit, sister of Governor Johnson of the Chickasaw Nation, died at her home in Emet Tuesday.
Col. R. J. Downing, a onetime Territory lawyer of prominence, is reported to have died last week at Joplin, Mo.
The Territory newspapers looked sort of funny the past few weeks- a municipal campaign is new to us, but we can catch on quickly.
The residence of National Auditor Wood at Talihina ws burned last week. Loss about $3,000. All his official records were destroyed.
T. J. Farrar of Shawnee has been appointed chief clerk of the land office under the Dawes commission at Muskogee. The position pays $1,200 a year.
The Court of Appeals, which was to have gone into session at South McAlester on the 15th of this month, has been postponed until the 22nd of April.
Joe Kelley, a Creek, was ambushed and killed near Coweta Sunday night. He was driving along in company with his wife when shot. No clue has been discovered.
The annual meeting of the Territory pharmaceutical association will be held at Vinita May 23-25. Preparations are under way to make the meeting a profitable and pleasant one.
There are now confined in the United States jail at Muskogee 180 prisoners, of whom two are women. Forty of the prisoners are charged with the crime of cold-blooded murder.
Vinita Leader says the president has approved the act of the Cherokee council granting a franchise in that nation for a long distance telephone from Chetopa, Kansas to Wagoner.
J. Fent Wisdom of the Union Indian agency has been making a thorough investigation of the smallpox situation and reports the disease is about stamped out in the Territory.
This week a mistrial was the result of a second trial of Clarence Douglas for the murder of Editor Williams at Ardmore two years ago. The trial has cost the government thousands of dollars.
The Denison Herald says that the Indian Territory is just now entering into a stage of intruders and there are lively times ahead in the course of a few months. A great many people have an erroneous idea of the status of affairs in the Indian Territory.
Judge Clayton has decided that it is not necessary for a person to make affidavit that parties making application for marriage license are of lawful age. The rule heretofore ever since the court has been established was to require an affidavit before a license could be issued.
The appropriation for the Dawes Commission which was increased from $40,000 to $183,000 must be expended in the work of that body by July 1st or it will revert back to the government treasury. This necessitates the completion of the allotment before that time.
The battle flag of the Chickasaws that was carried at the battle of New Orleans under the leadership of Andrew Jackson is one of the attractions that will be displayed at Denison, Texas during the Grand Army state encampment on April 20. This is the only battle flag of the war of 1812 known to be in existence in the Southwest.
The Chelsea Reporter says by the time Judge Springer disposes of the intruder cases now before him there will be little left to be said as to the rights of that class of people in the Indian Territory. Nearly every phase of the subject has already been passed upon and the decisions are uniformly in favor of the Cherokee Nation.
At Antlers Judge Clayton’s court convened April 3. His charge to the grand jury was to indict all sawmill owners who cut, sawed, or shipped any lumber or timber out of the Choctaw Nation since January 1, 1899. This charge closed every sawmill and cross tie camp in the Nation. There are thirteen murder cases to be tried at this term. The most important case is the trial of Floyd Simpson for the murder of Boley Grady, son of United States Marshal Grady. The killing occurred at Cameron about a year ago.