The Caddo Banner
October 5, 1894
Tushka Homma, I. T., Oct. 3, 1894- The Choctaw council convened here Monday morning, but done nothing. The house organized and elected its officers. Abner James was elected speaker of the house and J. C. Hampton journalist. The senate only partially organized.
On Tuesday the contest between Julius Folsom and John Harrison for the same seat in the senate was decided in favor of Folsom, who was afterwards elected president of the senate.
Gov. Jones was “paralyzed” Monday and had to be put to bed. He wanted to fight everything in sight.
No bells have yet been introduced. A number of persons are here lobbying for “pet” bills of a private nature.
Green McCurtain, national delegate, has his report ready to submit to the council. It is rather bulky, containing eighteen pages. He recommends a change in land tenure and government. But he is liable to write a letter to the Fort Smith Elevator denying his position before the week is out.
It is whispered here that Jacob Jackson will be seated as Principal Chief over Jefferson Gardner, who was elected by over 400 majority. Irregularities in holding the election in some counties are charged. Jackson has a majority of men in both houses and it is claimed he will be seated.
Less drinking is indulged in than at any previous sessions.
The Supreme Court which is now in session has affirmed the decision of the circuit court in the Caleb Pratt case and he will be shot. It will also do likewise in the Siliam Lewis case. He is one of the Wilburton prisoners.
Two whisky peddlers were captured here yesterday. One was a Coxey’s army and had enlisted with Kelley in San Francisco. J.Y. Schneck