June 14, 1894
The Guthrie Representative
THE TWO TERRITORIES
Congressional and Local Summary
News In General of Oklahoma and the Indian Territory Pertaining to the Pale Face and the Red Man
It is estimated that 2,000 people visited the Ponca reunion.
Wheat in Oklahoma last year averaged twenty bushels to the acre.
Mayor Cline of Pond Creek has called on the council to reduce salaries.
Beaver County has a population of 2,736. And its people are there to stay.
The well "with the hissing sound" is now getting in its work in Oklahoma City.
Right now the key to the United States treasury seems to be the Cherokee.
A capitalist has struck Tecumseh and thinks it is just the place for a distillery.
Reno County will vote soon on the proposition to establish county high school.
A new paper, the Sentinel, has been established at Lincoln. It is democratic.
The president of the territorial normal l will get $2,200 a year and the teachers $1,200.
An unknown man wag murdered in a dugout ten miles, south of El Reno Tuesday night.
It is suggested that the men who have killed Bill Dalton in Oklahoma hold a big reunion.
W. P. Campbell, the custodian of the Oklahoma Historical Society made his first report.
Almost as many Oklahoma strawberries go into Texas as are sent to Kansas and the north..
J. M. Brooks, it is said, is booked for the Guthrie post office.
Governor Renfrow is visiting his wife and daughter in Arkansas.
Guthrie has go to the point again of talking about a street railway
The school board of Perry has voted to erect school buildings in that city to cost $33,000.
It is said that the Chickasaw have at last concluded to treat with the Dawes commission.
Miss Yaw, the- vocalist, says the women of Oklahoma are the beat dressed in the west.
After a fight the Oklahoman of Oklahoma City took the county printing away from the Press-Gazette.
The appropriation for caring for the insane has 'been exhausted and the sheriffs do not know, what to do.
It is a reed by the crop experts that the yield of wheat will be up to, if it does not exceed the yield of former years.
The, Kickapoo allotment which has been dragging along for some months will be finished, it is now said, about July 1.
The Rock Island railroad could get some pointers from the Santa Fe on the beautiful science of keeping out of trouble.
The bridge over the Smith Canadian has been rendered unsafe by the floods and the Rock Island is transferring it passengers by boats.
The old man named Snyder who was shot in the head during the trouble in Yukon is constantly growing weaker, and it is said, cannot lie.
Captain Woodson has told the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians that they can not have a ghost dance, but the Indians laugh at him and are going ahead with their preparations.
The assessor announces that Stillwater has a population of 1,047. There is one thing sure about Stillwater. It has made a big growth and been highly prosperous without a railroad.
A merchant in Crescent City advertises furniture, coffins, burial roes, self-binders and fence posts. This is better than not advertising at all.
Mr. Kill-Him-With-a-Stick, Jr., and Miss Mary Bowlegs were married in El Reno the other day.
Prof. N. S. Hopkins of El Reno has been appointed a member of the territorial board of education.
The indebtedness of K County will be funded in July and will bring county scrip to par value.
Arkansas tom has asked for a new trial and is trying to get somebody to go on his bond of $10,000.
The annual commencement exercises of the Agricultural College in Stillwater will begin June 15.
Emmett Beattie, of P County has resigned as county commissioner and George Todd has been appointed in his place.
Colonel John D. Mills, formerly of Oklahoma, was married to Miss Margaret C. Heidrick, in Kansas City last Thursday.
The Oklahoma City Times-Journal cannot see that it would have been a hardship to have been born a Cherokee Indian.
Arkansas Tom dates his downfall from the time a woman whom he loved jilted him. Tom's real name is Tom Jones.
Ledru Guthrie has been granted a divorce from his wife. Mrs. Guthrie was one of the lady commissioners to the world's fair from Oklahoma.
Governor Renfrow is probably the possessor, or will be some day, of the honorable distinction of having made more notaries public than any other governor west of the Mississippi River.
The closest contest case yet has been decided by the Perry land office. It is held that in making a short race for a piece of ground that one man had to curve round the panel of a fence and consequently stuck his stake in the ground probably a half a second to late.
It is learned at Fort Gibson that the Chickasaw Indians have concluded a treaty with the Dawes commission. Meeting are being held at various points in the nation and so far as learned resolutions have been passed affirming the offer made and authorizing the Chickasaw government to take steps to conclude a treaty with the commission.
There are still about 700,000 acres of government land in the state. It is nearly all in the western portion and Kearney County heads the list with 64,640 acres.
The training of grapes exerts an important influence on the fruit in some cases. The hot sun at this season of the year often dries and cracks the young fruit until it is almost worthless. It is plain then, that if the grape vine is trained so as to provide shade for the fruit, considerable advantage is gained.
During the closing exercises of he Oklahoma Agricultural College, June 15th to 17th, inclusive, the work of the experiment station will be open to the public for inspection and the officers in charge will take pleasure in showing visitors through the farm gardens, orchard, vineyard and laboratory, and explaining the work in progress.
The Rose Chafer, a long legged grey-brown beetle has been very troublesome to the grapes, apples and other fruit this season, and much complaint has been made to the experiment station. The insect having other food plants, such as the common sumach, will be hard to manage. Hand picking in the cool of the evening, or shaking off the vine or trees into a pan of kerosene is about the only thing that can be recommended at present.
The notice to postmasters in the Strip to send in names of farmers to secure a quart of cowpeas from the Oklahoma experiment station has resulted in receiving to date as many names as the station can supply so it will be useless for any other applications to be made. The peas will be sent out in about two weeks with directions for planting and harvesting.
The Cherokees have received the first installment of one-sixth of their money, and the big payment of six and a half million dollars began Monday at Tahlequah. Great crowds of traders, fakirs and sharks are flocking to Tahlequah in the hope of getting some of the money. It is estimated that the merchants have traded more than a million dollars in Strip claims, and it is now a question how closely they will collect. There was a chute built from the exit door of the collector's quarters so that all parties would have to pass out through the chute and run the gauntlet of the collectors, but so much complaint was made by the people that the chute has been torn away. It is said that in some communities the people are hold secret meeting and determining to pay only about 5 per cent o their indebtedness to the retailers. Good times are expected in the nation now for many months to come and there is considerable competition among outside border towns for a portion of the fleeting lucre.
Prof. Magruder says that one of the most pressing needs of Oklahoma today is an oat that will mature before the wheat harvest is on, as usually there is a drought about the time the oats are filling, and a light oat is the result. Experiments will be begun this fall with several varieties of winter oats obtained from southern states. Together with these will be tested our common black oats, seed of which has been found ripe in the wheat fields as early as May 28th. Professor Magruder has already collected seed of mature oats this year to be sown the coming fall.
American Investments: Oklahoma continues to comport herself as if she had-been open to settlement a hundred years instead of only four. Her latest statistics show nearly 2,400,000 acres of farm lands in use with a cash value of more than $13,000,000. Her farm implements are worth $3407-000, and she has grown 6,383,000 apple trees 649,000 peace trees, and 69,000 cherry frees, besides a great variety of other trees. The profits of this varied investment have not begun to come in yet so that their value cannot be estimated, but the trees when in' bearing will undoubtedly be one of Oklahoma's most prolific sources of wealth The census report discloses the fact that Oklahoma City is the largest city in the territory, the population being 7,245, to Guthrie's 7,221. The assessed valuation of that city is $2,203,000, an increase of 500,000 since last year. That of Guthrie is 705,000.
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