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Fort Gibson Post (Newspaper) - June 23, 1898, Fort Gibson, Oklahoma VOL. VIII* 1TORT GIBSON, INDIAN TERRITORY, THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 1898. NO, 32 CURTIS BILL AGREEMENT. The House Accepts the Conference Committee's Report. It is Now With the Senate and President-Some of the Important Amendments Agreed to. Special Report to The Post. Washington, D. C, June 21__ The Curtis bill will become a law before July 1st. But two more steps are to be taken to make it such, and they are very short steps and sure to be taken. All that now remains to be done is for the senate to accept the agreement of the conference committee and tor the president to sign the bill. This will be done during the present week, without a doubt Yesterday the report of the conference committee on the Curtis bill was accepted by the house without a dessenting vote. In addition to the agreement reached by the conference committee the report contains the following: "The senate recedes from its amendment which provides that in renewing any lease the rights of the lessees which have made sub-leases shail be protected, it being the opinion that the rights of all parties were fully protected by the provisions of the bill. "The house accepts the euute amendments striking out the" provisions of the house extending individual royalty on minerals under existing contracts for nine months after passage of the act, "The house accepts senate amend ment which provides for the levy and collection annually of a fax on the property .of any city or town, for school and. other purposes, not to exceed in the aggregate 2 por cent of the assessed value thereof. "The house accepts the senate amendment striking out the house provision in regard to the commission to the five.tribes, finding that Choctaw Indians claiming rights in the Choctaw lands who have removed to and in good faith have become residents upon the lands of the Choctaw nation. "A sufficient amount of land is reserved to allot 40 acres to each of the Choctaw freedmen. The freed- men are to hold and use 40 acres until their rights shall be determined under the treaty of 1866, as shall hereafter be provided by congress. "The house accepts senate amendments which change the house provisions in regard to the termination of all leases in the Indian Territory so as to limit them to agricultural and grazing leases; also to the amendment which makes all such leases made after Jan. 1, 1898, by any tribe or member thereof, void, and agrees to the amendments which fix the dates for the determination of grazing leases made prior to Jan. 1, 1898, on the first day of April, 1899, and agricultural leases made prior to said date Jan. 1, 1900, and so changes senate amendment No. 40 so as to permit individuals to occupy or rent their proportionate parts in tribal lands until allotments are made. "The house accepts senate amendment, which authorizes the secretary of the interior to locate an Indian inspector in the Indian Territorp. "The house accepts senate amendment abolishing all tribal courts in the Indian Territory upon the first day of July, 1898, and providing for a transfer of all civil suits to the United States court, with amendments referring all criminal' as well as civil suits to said courts, and extending the time for the taking effect of said act in the Choctaw and Chickasaw and Creek nations until October 1, 1S98. "The senate accepts the house provision making it a misdemeanor for any person to hold more than his share 'of the land and that of his family at the expiration of 9 months alter the passage of this ad, and fixing a penalty." The added amendments. following were some cf the amendments, added to the Curtis bill as published in The Post last week. Several other amendments were added by the conference committee, but we have not been able to obtain them so far: That the Delaware Indians residing in the Cherokee Nation are hereby authorized and empowered to bring suit in the Court of Claims of the United States, within sixty days after the passage of this act, against the Cherokee Nation, for the purpose of determining the rights of said Del aware Iiidians in and to the land-and funds of said nation under th ir .contract and agreement with i>-Cherokee. Nation dated April 1S67,; or the Cherokee Nation n,:.y bring a like suit against said Dula- F. J. Boudinot. Henry Kikfeut. Boudinot & Eiiert IDealers in Cherokee Real Estate and Improvements, Some of the Finest Farms in the Cherokee Nation for sale, improvj^anc. unimproved. Also some.of the most desirable Town Lets in Tahlequah and Fort Gibson, with and without buildings thereon, for sale at reasonable prices. We act as Agents and sell property for the owner, for a commission, we bearing all the expenses until the sale is made. Correspondence solicited. BOUDINOT A EIFFERT, Dealers in Real Estate. Fort Gibson* IT. ware Indians;f"and jurisdiction is conferred on $aid court to adjucate and fully determine the same, with right of appeal to either party to the Supreme Court of the United States.> That in all suits acd proceedings under of growing put of this act, or in any manner arising therefrom touching personal and property rights, there shall be a right of appeal to the Court of Claims, circuit courts of appeal, and to the Supreme Court of the United States in favor to any party to such suit, or proceeding, and under the rules and regulations governing appeals from inferior .courts to circuit courts of appeals, and td the Supreme Court of the United State^. Any pcrBQu or corporation that is a party to any proceeding before any commission or court which involves a claim to any right or privilege arising under tin's act, or the right of citizenship in any tribe of Indians to which this act is applicable, shall have the right to appeal from the final ruling or judgment of stieh court or tribunal to the circuit court of appeals for the eighth circuit, and from such court to the Supreme Court of,the United States under the rules and regulations governing appeals in other cases. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prevent any unlawful or wrongful use or occupation of tribal property in the Indian Territory; and may locate o;ie Indian Inspector in the Indian Territory, who may, under his authority and direction, perform- any duties required of the Secretary of the Interior by law, relating lo affairs therein. On the first day ol .luiy, 1S9�, all tribal courts in the Indian Territory shall be abolished, and no officer of said courts shall hereafter have any-authority by any law in connection with said courts or to receive any. pay for same; and all parties to civil suits then ^ending in any such court may transfer the same to the United States court in said Territory by filing with the clerk of the court the original |;...pe''.-j-n; the suit, or copies of same duly verified as "such, by the party taking such transfer, and said court shall try and determine the same in all respects as if said suit had been originally instituted therein. COURT AT TAHLEQUAH. Only the Criminal Docket Will be Reached this Term, The dis- S]>ec:i:il Report to The Post. Tahlequah. I. T., June 22.-court officials of the Northern trict seem determined to give Tahlequah a black eye in the matter of holding court in this city. They all seem too pressed with business elsewhere to give us the attention we deserve, and it seems that kicking does little good; The April term of court at this place was postponed until the present week and now the Judge announces thatowiny to pressing business elsewhere he can only give the criminal docket a lick and a promise, and that the entire civil docket must go over to the September term. Indeed, Tahlequah has a good right to kick against the discriminating tactics of the "powers that be." The docket consisted Monday of about 60 cases each of criminal and civil business. Judge Springer is going ahead with the criminal docket, but it is said he will adjourn court tomorrow at noon, whether it is finished or not.- , An old case against Tom Taylor et al, robbery, dismissed. Also several beer cases were dismissed on compromise. . Whisky case against Louis Dan-nenbery, dismissed. , Case against Ulises King and one Nave, assault, on trial. Same parties were convicted of larceng by jury trial, but sentence not passed. Five Creek and Seminole boys plead guilty to cattle theft and were given five to six \.oars. The case of aou.uy against Lizzie Martin is on trial as court adjourned yesterday afternoon. IT WAS WON BY SM Th e Greatest Naval Battle Recorded in History. Eyer 35,000 Turks Were Killed, 6000 Prisoners Were Taken and 15,000 Christians Released. Heyuoldw' Depot Shop. " Go to Ed Reynolds' Depot Shop for jour horseshoeing, buggy repairing,etc. He is the QP square miles, the vast extent of which may be comprehended when compared with the United States with about 3,500,000, and Russia with about 8,000,000 square miles. But it is of the greatest naval, battle recorded in history, of which I wish particularly to speak. This great battle was fought in the bay of Lepantp, in Greece, in the year 1571, between the "Christians and Turks, the latter having 330 ships in battle, and the Christians about 260. Since the fall of Constantinaple and the Eastern Empire, the' Turks held almost undisputed sway of the seas, robbing, plundering, and taking every year thousands of Christian captives who were sold into slavery unless ransomed. The battle com jaenced shortly after sunrise on September 7th 1571, and lasted till sundown. Here canon were first used td auy considerable extent in naval warfare. The Christians were commanded by Arch Duke John, an illegitimate son of Francis V, who proved a worthy offspring of his illustriou3 sire. ,The ships came to close aetior;, and the slaughter was terriffic. The Turks were utterly defeated, loosing 35,000 killed, 5,000 prisoners and 15,000 Christian captives who were chained to the gaileys, set at liberty. Millions of dollars worth of booty was secured. Of the 330 Turkish ships which had gone into action 200 were take^n, about 100 sunk, and only 30 escaped. To show the character of the fighting, the Turkish Admiral with above 200 of his captains were killed in this great battle, which destroyed the Turkish power at sea. When Pope Pius V heard of the result of this battle he exclaimed: "There was a man sent from God and his name was John." It was Pope Pius V who formed the great coalition against the Turks, and who contributed largely to the victory, for he proclaimed that all who fell in the great battle for Christianity would go direct to heaven, which was generally believed ia that age. What a sad contrast between Spain of that day and this. Tyranny and misrule has made Spain almost a nation cf serfs and slaves. Let us take example by the pas: and resist the encroachments of monopolists and the money power of the United States, which if not checked will in time destroy the liberties of the people. 1 J. S. Holden. A Burled House. The recent heavy rains have uncovered a number of interesting things. Down on the bank of the Grand river just below the railroad bridge is to be seen the protuding corners of what appears to have at once been a dwelling house, built of rough hewp logs. The logs are still intact and about ten to fifteen feet under the ground. The grinning skeletons of a man or woman was found by digging into I what was once the interior of the (house. Pieces of delf ware, and other articles of ancient household untinsels were found. Jesse . Bagwell also-found a 25-cent piece with date of 1765 plainly decernable there- on. The Post mau picked up several relics of the prehistoric ' house Sunday afternoon, including a human rib and other bones, bat could find no money. The oldest inhabitants know nothing of the buried house, and the mystery is, how did it come there, and who were its unfortunate occupants when it was buried. A Strange Discovery. John Starnes, a wellkrown farmer living east of Fort Gibson, has made what is termed an archeological discovery. During the late heavy rains a washout of a small stream on his farm laid bare five human skulls, some peculiar brass uniform buttons and a coin dated. \14&r~"- Neither: the coin nor the buttons w�r6f^&^v.*igi& and so far identity, of - t^ife^|l^al-. ity is not known. Mr. -'e^Mf ^fcjas the articles on exhibition #!fs ooufifc try house as proof of his strange discovery. -f ' col. wm. p. Muiiiife Startling Story that the Missing Man Has Committed SuicWe. Just before going to press with this issue of The Post we find a somewhat startling article in yesterday's Fort Smith News Record regarding Col. Wm. P. Boudinot, left this place several month* and who has since been mysteriously missing, which fact has been fully set forth in this paper heretofore. The article referred to is an alleged interview with F. J. Boudinot of this place, in regard to his father's mysterious disappearance. As an items of news to the many friends of the missing man we reproduce the alleged interview as follows: '\My father has committed suicide;" he said. "I dp not think that there is any doubt of that, and while 1 have said nothing heretofore, it is probably best to now give the public the facts. My father disappeared in the early spring. He left for Kansas City, with tile intention of taking treatment for a habit to Which he was addicted. From Kansas City he was traced to Chicago, where on the 8th. of April he was seen for the last time. About the middle of April I received a letter from him in waich he said that he had come to the conclusion that it would be-better for him and every one else if he were to end his lite. He said he proposed to start tu Milwaukee ou a lake steutuer, and when he got a good distance, from the siioro he would jump-into--the water und end his life. Since then, althoug Iv have employed a (let-ctive to follow up every possible clew, I uitve not been able to secure the slightest trace of him. I have no doubt he carried out his plan. Lake Michigan is a large stretch of water and it is not at all strange that we have not yet recov-ed the body." "What causes led your father to end his life ?" was asked. "There were several. One of the principal reasons for his discouragement was the manner in which be had been'treated in the settlement of the estated of my brother, E, C. Boudinot. He had trouble with the widow, but gave up on every point, and Out of an estate of $20,000 received only $600. He was a man of fine sensibilities and Was easily,hurt, and his treatment iu this matter wounded him to the quick." Zl Awarded Highest Honors-World's Fair. OR; CREAM MOST PERFECT MADE. A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. l%ae fioor Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant 40 Yeast tEt Stanford*
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