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I . I J 1 1 1 j - - - 1 - a I r 1 of he - - . uc the UUCaaSaWB, - UWruu - . . thai. .nohna. Creeks. Chlppca - as and I he of his - - he as of la for of his - a but the extensive iu - - bnt the mill at - will a : i tia.. Va., latter in at new important new referred at machine the New shop at nip - - at a to Last ON THE' CHEROKEE STRIP. Boomers Determined to Take Posses - . sion of the Land, ; - m V ! T1..4. 41.. T. J(:. IImva 1 h J . - - .r"..: Lost Their TiUetoIf. HnMni Van - TJrfW Aohnkition. - o o' a Portable if Heed Be. Criticising - President Harrison's Course in the Hatter. A dispatch to the Kew Tork Time from Arkansas City, Feb. 11,' says: A few miles south t tnu - n uri, MMSinnwl tviT KIMN) liersOUS, who form about one - quarter of a large army of pioneers waiting for the' president's proclamation wbieh shall declare. me Caerokee .trip, or outlet, open to settlers. This encampment has been under the ooutrol of fawnee iiUl. who is styled "The Little Giant," and has endearea hlmoelf In the jst to the Inhabitants ot lndlau territory and southern Kansas by his masterful conduct of the efforts of the Oklahoma boomers which terminated In the suuc - etsful u.MiniMit fit - thj&t nuw flourishing country - Pawnee Bill's present mission is to enable the 4xi,le - trio houJers to co la and do , - " . Fully to comprehend the situation a retros - pect is necessary. When Oklahoma was settled in April. 1SU. 'too many people attempted to rush lu ana iay nanaa on toe ictiuu " a there werv npwlira of 70,000 people thus there waa not land enouEh to go aroun(L jittny, therefore, were compelled - to go bacK to soutnern rkansas, suswun, uu further east, either to find other occupations or to bide their 'time for other openings. It came to pass, therefore, that a new population ot unsatisfied claimants, eager to become land owners and state makers, squatted' upon the frnntlora nf Indian . terrltorv or But down in frontiers of Indian territory ot SaSffilit - local at nrst. state suusetiueunj, latterly, and nnanclal and oommercial Uually. - And now there is a new boom of maguittcent proportions upon . the . confines of the Indian reservations ready to exiund and overwhelm the vast area of fertile bottoms and uplands I undulating toward the foothills of the liocky I mounums and engaging the activity and means ot more than 40,000 persons, who are well equipped with all the implements 01 uesiruu - tlon and progress, and are animated and sustained by the railways and Boards of Trade on the one band and the promises of the itepooj - lic&n administration on the other. It is asserted here and everywhere in this region that President Harrison promised to open the Cherokee strip and outlet for settlement before be went out of office. Congressman Mansur, of Mhtsouri, Introduced a bill, which was recently pawed toy the house of representatives,' to aid the presl - on wo, thn nuuiiiv has been . lost in the scramble for spoils at Waahington, or baa been locked up by the lobbyists who were employed by the alien cattle syndicates, the sole and 'monopolist tenants at nominal rentals of OUO acres 01 luxuriant pasiurcn, fatten their herds for eastern stock yards .ana ""STare tbe - sentlmenta sndcreedj ijt th. "nnrnnera" and their "backers" in sofathem I markets. UUUIUCI Sva. auias - - - . Kansas, and for the - better elucidation of thia : , . T. 11 j.lii - rv farts con - cernlng the recent occurrences and efforts m connection with the Cherokee strip boom. The Cherokee strip Is. situated Immediately south of Kansas, a few miles from Arkansas City, west of the Cherokee reservation, and extends across : towards the liocky mountains. and forms the northern boundary of Ok Ubomu n whi( - h the fkHiriahlug city oT (Jl Guthrie Is the capital. There are over 6,000,000 acres in "'l1 lSLinto UsTbdtan. of the territory, the crlnoinl tri of wbirh are the Cherokees. prinpi n o - ,n.. llinr - - . iVir.i.y. - .rwt forests nntil they drove the animali out of the park Into the Mcky mountains, and then they abandoned the strip be - aause they would uoi farm it, and could not If they would, 'lous, it s Izz forfeited by . abandonment whatever title they might have had to it, and thus, too, the white imuUgrants declare, the president of the Unl - ..anlMUl - Th. rirUt - BS 111. - ' . . .1 v. , ... magistrate of the nation, to proclaim it "open for settlement." " - But the cattle kings supervened, renting "erase lands" at 25 cents an acre a year from the thrifty Indians, who still claim ownership, and then, too, the outlaws and desperadoes of southern Kansas, like the Dnltona, Jameses, and others, - found safety in the remote asylums ,of the. region, where they often found Drey also in the express and passenger trams which Ja4.t0 cro,U)soaiht gpiua.puth and WThe Indiana claimed and still claim to be the owners of the soil, and Uncle 8am. by Precedent ot purchase, nas encouraged, if not altogether sustained, this assumption. which la hotly contested by the people of Oklahoma on the one hand and the pioneers themselves on the other. Wherever or whenever the Lpl ted States government sold any parcels of tbese lands to white people, it always turned the money over to the Indians, which made the basis of the redskins' proprietary claim, but was regarded by the whites as only a means of raining money to be applied to Indian support without touching the appropriation there - tor. Here Ilea the nice dbHlnctlnn with the broad difference, which is liaeiy to s trouble and breed litigation, it no worse, iu ie immediate future, for each side Is firm in its faith, and each aide to determined to go in and settle the strip this spring If the president does not proclaim it "open.' As Pawnee BiU put It to the Times' correspondent la the - Fifth Avenue Hotel . In Arkansas City the other night: The Indians will settle the strip next month after air. Clevelard Is Inaugurated and will immediately go to work subdividing It Into sections, which thev will either seU or rent to whites. They prefer to rent; the Indians hate to port with a foot of kin L ,"ou see, they have became landlords oh their own reservations, having for tenants many of those who wanted to go Into Oklahoma with me four years ago, but for whom there waa no room In eligible townships. These white men had large families and only a little money and coull not wait for the politicians to get around to another opening of territory, so they Just leased land oil the reds and Improved it. Their landlords have lived In the lap of luxury ever since. They drew S35 every three months from uncle Sam for every member of their famlUes If the same were only three days old, and they had their free schools, good times, and flocks and herds snd tenants, au you see tbey have been literally in clover and they want to be real estate owners some more. I ."U tne government wont. iu w v - 'e - . thing, it will offset aU this by opening up 1 ,k. .trtn r me to the thousands of settlers I and pioneers in my camp and In many others the Indians, who will never be recognised by Kansas. Missouri, and (other western men as the rightful owners of tjhe soil, take advantage of the deadlock, Jiunp tjhe claims, so to speak, and begin to peddle land. ' If the thing could he arranged so that the Indians and the government would come to gether on an equitame pmtiorm auu sen ui I hind at prices graded by its proper valuation I in parcels large enough to enable a man to I wnue nis won. w" . 'TL then. he would b. - Uj right. who want. v . r , s 8'i. ly.ipt wnlctt 1 , z if. w . wminir more than they ever can hope to get for the lorvri themselves. Yes. there are people in Arkansas City, In Guthrie, in Wichita, ln Kansas City, in St. Louis, who will come down with the casn at once jiisi. - " u - " - k and start the state of Oklahoma, as well as mnA nnnlar the thousands who have waited out here in the wilderness for the last fourteen months lor namson uu me us at Washington to fulfill the promises they made so long ago." .. - - - i This Pawnee Bin was the interpreter at the Pawnee agency and the manager of one of the biggest ranges of cattle .In the territory several years ago. He also ' taught school among the Indians, and was selected by the Boards of Trade of Wichita and Arkansas City to conduct and restrain the Oklahoma boomers when Crouch and Payne and the rest lost their Uves. He is Major Gordon W. Llllle. and was chosen by the i Cherokee strip , boomers as their chief counselor in the present .""wf - The Guthrie Board of Trade invited him to meet the members or tne convention inat wns held .'there Jan, IT, and In which Ex - Govemor Crittendon. Mr. McDonald,, the manager of the Ksnsas City Times, and representatives of five states assembled to adopt resolutions demanding the opening of the strip and the creation of the state of. Oklahoma. The speeches made by several of the prominent men at this convention were couched in terms very uncomplimentary to the United States deputy marshals of Oklahoma In particular, and - also to those of Indian territory; which surrounds tt. One man said tbat he hoped resolutions would be adopted calling on the People tO Jill" U lin ucjjhlk. me territory, and when his attention was directed to the fact ' that the special object of - the convention was to urge the national government to open the fertile lands, to the thousands .' waiting to occupy them and to . give Oklahoma home rule, he said, that home rule would be' Impossible without the removal or abolition of the present United States deputy mnrshiils and the system under which they 'There was a slngolirly concurrent unanimity thi. nnint. and the resolutions contained - ifinun which covered the projected removal of the - obnoxious deputies most emphatically, ffhe lnbabitants of the southwest have solid grounds for their dislike of tho maishals. who are generally nothing more than western samples of the New Tork district 'heeler" in all his most objectionable degriea.: The marshal, however. Is here, a law unto, himself, and has been proved at tithes to be a professional highwayman; ' rend agent end train robber. The Xal - tons were. - or had been, deputy marshals, and it Is said now that the surviving brother has bad hhaself appointed a deputy since the limtinc of his daring brother at CoffervUle. On, taking - ofQce he Is said to hare procla - imed hts purpose of getting even with tuu&e who slew tie would - t baa robbers. It lctlw declared here openly that the United State deputies will persecute ..a man they dislike politically or otherwise by putting a flask of whisky In bis wagon or outfit when he is passing through tus maaaniriuj. " follow op his trail, arrest him. and Gild the liauor concealed. His prosecution and punish - ow - LedSrf .3 th'Vt out" to their entire satis taction. These and multifarious charges wera mnuo - V . nutherie oonventinO. Which wu tend'edY, Member. of the .. UU Board of Trade and representatirea of the border cities of Mlasonri. Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado' and Texas, which states clamor for the final and positlTe settlement of the unoccupied lands of Indian territory, or, mora properly speaking, of the 'territory between the lied rier of the south, the Pan Handle of Texas on the west, the states of Arkansas and aTlfwourl on the east, and Kansas on the north. Since that convention all the papers In this part of the southwest hare been crying for the action of congress and the president. The Boards of Trade of the cities of St. Louis, Wichita, Kansas City and Arkansas City bare adopted additional resolutions, and the railway men and governing boards of the Santa Fe, Pan Handle and other roads have added their voices to the general demand for the opening of - the millions of acres of territory to the thousands of people who are waiting with mors or leas patience for admission thereto. There can be no doubt of the probability of I some kind of conflict unless the strip is opened I this anrine. The neonle in the camns are clam - orlDfc for privUeites. They will need bread, many .of . them, before the winter is over, and Guthrie, 'with 'its churches, newspapers, well - appointed hounes. and growing population, will be heard in encouragement to the pioneers in some such words as these: - "Go 'in and settle the strip, permission or no permission. It Is better to do this than to become outlaws and vagrants. If you have done 'wrong the courts will determine what you shall pay for saving and support in 1? your families, opening a new state, and giving birth to new cities and creating a grand commercial community in - a smU ins - wilderness deserted by the Indiana. Thus was Kansas settled. ' Yon have that precedent to guide you. Go In!" Meanwhile Uncle Ham's handful of froops are kept awake day and night watching the boomers, who will bear watching, and Pawnee Bill Is going to Washington. - I Human Leather. ' ' ' Some Famous Pieces of Tanned Skin Have Been Used to Cover - Books and the Like The Binding of the Constitution of 1793 M. Bevart's Directions. "Imperial. Caesar," as one of our' own poets haa told us,' "dead,1 and turned - to day, might I stop , bole to keep the wind away;' but of all I toe uses u wmcu tms luorvai Tenement 01 1 ours can he converted after the spirit h dd flora it the. most weird, .perhaps, and iinox - pectedis the binding of books. A French journalist has recently collected some tntrloua farts and anecdotes relating to this ghastly de - yeloptm - nt of an otherwise refined and elr gent art. M. Camilla Flammarion, It see as, is the possessor we can hardly say "the fbr - tunat - s possessor' 'of a very Interesting specimen of reliure humalne. Sonie years ago the eminent astronomer, turning his eyes for a moment from the contemplation of celestlsl to terrestrial objects, was struck with admiration of the white and gleaming shoulders of a countess whom be had met in society. A long period elapsed, and he had quite forgotten this little Incident, when he received one day a parcel, accompanied by a note explaining Its contents. The lovely countess was dead, and ' ic, wUh "rea the oaca on vwiicn ns baa. gaea with had bequeathed to him the sklif that once so Ktch pleasure, desiring him to bind therein the work In which he srjenks so eloauentlv of the glimmering world of stars. M. Flammarion did not hesitate to carry out the last wishes of bis devoted friend, and the Integument of the countess now clothes a copy of his well known volume, "Clel et Terre." Other instances of this gruesome application of the human cuticle are not far to seek, bnt It Is 8, loom that a charnilng woman - voluntarily supplies the material. In the library of the prince of Wales at Marlborough House lh - re are said to be two volumes bound In leather which waa prepared from the skin of Mary Patman, a Torksblre witch, hanged fur murder early In the century. It Is rumored - that a London bookseller, having on order a fanUvtln DinaiDg in mis style lor Holbein's "Danes of with a view of Brewing the skin of one of the petroleuses shot during tho hloodv week of tl - e commune. The aicent himself aoJy escaped by it he skin of bin own teeth from sharing the xate of the object of his search. Andre Leroy was the proprietor of a volume which was Ibound up closely Indeed with, the memory of Dell lie, the poet, seeing that Its cover was composed of his epidermis. Having gained admission through Tissot Into the chamber where the embalming process was going on. Ij - roy contrived to annex two fragments of bis friend's integument, and bad them let ln to the grrgeous blading of "Lea Georgiques." the volume being atUl la the i.ossesaion of M. Ed morel Ieroy,. a lawyer, at Valenciennes. Sncb relics are expoied. of course, to the risk of then ci lgln being forgotten, ln which esse they, may be vulgarly profaned as they pass from hund to. - hand. M. Flainirsrloa constantly dreads that some fntmv expert, band - ling the skin of his beautiful countess, may renark. "Why. this Is calf!" - Not a few delicately organised natures feel a certain degree of sLaine at acknowledging the posssion of a book enveloped 'n a fellow - creature's muddy vestment of decay," and hence it comes that the list of such curiosities Is necessarily incomplete. The sensitive Ie Mussct owned a "human document," bound by Deroane In 1706; and an example that found its way into a bookseller's catalogue, where, it was priced 200 franca, formerly belonged to a 'well known Belgian statesman. It was a work little suited 10 so tragic an aoornment. lies Opuscules Pbllosopbiques" of the academician. Suard. Bindings of this description should be reserved exclusively for such productions as "Lea Fleurs du Mai." or "Lea Dlabolloues . B5Lar.b" .nK - .t mous specimen, however. I"TeaCoo"t,,tutj2n 1T3. . hich has pro - leather ln which It is encased was believed to have been prepared at a tannery for human skin established under the Reign of Terror at Mendon. According to popular tradition, Itoberiiiierre, Collot d'Herbols, Blllaud - Varennea and Barrere - bad - the bodies of their victims transported thither, ln order that the skin might be dressed and. ont up into breeches for the sansculottes. The Oumta d'Artois was believed to have revived this ingenious notion. This preposterous legend has been utterly exploded by subsequent . Investigations, which prove that there never existed at M pud on any establishment save those which still flourish there namely, the schools of military experiment and of ballooning. Bat It died hard, and M. Galetti, the editor of the Journal dea Lola, who was one of its most active supporters, issued the following advertisement: "One of our subscribers has forwarded to us, as a worthy memorial of the tyranny of Decemvirs, a copy of the constitution of 1793, printed by Causae, at DIJon, and bound ln human akin resembling tawny calf. We shall be pleased to show It to any who are curious to see It." This celebrated rello passed through many hands, among others those of Turgot and VUleneave, ifend was ultimately acquired ln 1889 by the Carnavalet Library. It is a 12mn. volume, very prettily bound, with, tooled cross . lines . on. the boards and a lace pattern on the Inner edge. The edges are guilt and the linings'' are of medium paper. A note In Vllleneuve's writing Indicates the special Interest . attaching to It. The leather Is much more like sheepskin than calf, only that the gram ia very arm, close and polished and .remarkably - soft to the touch. There ought to be a capital market In Ameri ca, where blhllopbeles show keen appreciation LCa?JZA the Halle aux - Culrs has - declared itself quite ready to supply information on the subject so 1 ona demand asserts itself. - .For the lug family circle. M. Valmont the following - relr - de Bivart ' furnishes the following "First procure your skin, then saturate it for several days In a - strong solution of alum, Roman vitriol - and common salt. Let it dry in - the shade, and dress it in' the ordinary fashion." Bookbinding, 'as - we have seen, is not the only purpose to which - the finished product can be devoted. ' In the Physiological Museum of the Lycee at .Versailles may be seen the' skin which once graced the form of a fair but frail lady of that town. She Avas the wife of a tanner. ' who, discovering - ber infidelities, - avenged himself ln an artistic fashion upon her remains. There need to - be on .view in the same place a pair of slippers, made from the dainty cuticle of a departed maiden. One more story and we have done. An old gentleman, who flourished before the revolution, . was robbed ky his maid - servant. After she had exoiated her offense on ' the i I scaffold he obtained possession of her akin and I converted It Into a pair of breeches, .which he scaffold he obtained possession of her skin and found, to be everlasting wear and as com - f Ltnlil n . .Kama that llfWl rtf TH.h MnCr. fortable as those of that hero of Irish song. Brian O'Lynn.' Whenever any casual circumstances recalled the bitter) memory of bis pecuniary loves he would toll the tale with - a crescendo of indignation. until, on reaching the climax, he slapped hlsi thigh and shouted: "But here she is, the rogue; here she is!" Philadelphia Bulletin. j .' Grand opportunity to buy - new furniture, at your own price, this day, at Ko. 29 Camp street - The goods are from J. G. Grant's jrtock. and mjust be sold. - .ASTHMA ANDCOCGH. - Gouaux's remedies, powder and liquid, and book free by mall, i Address Gouaux, pharmacist, Houma, La. Cut this out for reference. It may not be published again. Gouajx's pile cure $1, by mail. Mothers give Angostura Bitters to their ehildren to stop colie and looseness of the bowels. Dr. J. G. B. Siegert fc Sons, sole manufacturers. At all druggists. - Carnival parade views. 8x10 mailed for KS cents. Order at . once. Washburn s, 111 CanaL' - - . - t ' ' : - . Care, worry, dread, anxiety, whiten tne hair too early. Stop fretting, ose Pakkxr's haib balsam ana save uvtu iu w.w. to the hair. IS IT Alleged Where and to tlon A lost a original has for flurry New tlnn - lavs .gospel inanity. now. selves The ,..ln.i. and public the the were as the vague records which known from who much gospel, ever But of - eoiogi afeS it - t,n,im scrlpt of the matical few Uzhtly TearB. ilgl0u8 I'M? 'OU8 tn. flnri St; copies : rwu of the petent The nurini of Jnde proves , tian part lypse tury. The i Sin's. bite months a lake tion beta The the It is copy lation auch to the use. was not heresies crucifixion. book are Here face, the reed, saying will tuV silent, And power, And OP - The of in a - theory - was guard was saw I I and stone rolled one both also .vara they the supporting them, a thou And iv. among the they resurrection, , as if sea, son Sir I I I "l ' i tion. disease beings. tha ie? itS nlnarv Set many mence twwf agent I , I , I your I 29 - for ray with of than as at to a who not. 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  2. 16 Feb 1893, Thu,
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