143 YEARS AGO
Thursday, October 21, 1880
When this question is mentioned it is natural for the mind to turn to the condition of the Indian tribes in the Northwest, and the troubles incident to their residence there. But the report of the Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs shows that there is an Indian question of some importance much nearer home.
Scattered over Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario are to be found many remnants of aboriginal tribes, located on reserves, but subsisting very largely by the same precarious occupations which were followed by their forefathers when Jacques Cartier first sailed up the St. Lawrence.
Chiefs speak at Carlisle, Pa., school
Cheyenne and Arapaho chiefs talked to the people of Carlisle, Pa., and this is what they had to say: Left Hand, an Arapaho, said he was glad to meet so many people in the Great Spirit’s house. They bring their children far from home that they may learn the white mans ways, who is so far ahead of the Indians that they cannot catch up. But their children are young, and they want them to learn to overtake the white man.
Mad Wolf, a Cheyenne, briefly and eloquently urged all the good people to help teach their children whom they have trusted to the white man.
Man-on-the-Cloud, a Cheyenne, came to see how their children are treated. He will return and tell his people tat all is good.
Hawktail, a Cheyenne, expressed great satisfaction with all he had seen and would go home happy.
– Spotted Tail, Chief of the Brule Sioux, has sent $332.80 to Secretary Schurz so the six young men of the tribe, who are to be tried for the massacre of the whites near the White River Agency, may secure the services of able lawyers to defend them before the courts of the Great Father.
– The Denver mail coach was robbed near Del Norte on the morning of the 14th by seven men. The mail and treasure box were taken. There were no passengers aboard. The amount captured is not stated.
– Mr. Leon Boucher, of St. Louis, and a wellknown manufacturer of paints and varnishes, committed suicide on the night of the 10th. Cause not known.
– Sheriff McCorkle, of Shelby County, Ind., was shot and killed on the night of the 9th while trying to quell a disturbance at a political meeting.
117 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 28, 1906
Pres. Bryan Speaks at Eufaula
Large Crowd Gathers to Welcome Democratic Leader (On the Unequal Distribution of Wealth) Hour after hour the people of Eufaula and surrounding country good naturedly waited at the railroad station for the coming of Bryan last Wednesday night. The crowd was a large one.
It was not thought possible that so many could have been got together in a town of this size.
A platform was erected close by the track, from which the local speakers addressed the throng, and it was the intention that Mr. Bryan should occupy it during his short stay.
But his train, being several hours late, he spoke from the rear platform of the car perhaps not more than 10 minutes. Cheers went up when he arrived and as the train pulled out, Bryan still speaking, additional cheers went up. In well chosen words, clearly enunciate, Mr.
Bryan showed the iniquities of republican legislation; how the few took possession of the wealth produced by the many and how the tendency was, under republican rule, to still further grind into the earth the toiling masses.
There was not objection to wealth, honestly acquired, but there was objection to the manner of its acquisition by those who do not earn it – by schemes of speculation, control of legislation and other ways.
Addressed the Democratic Club
S.F. Whitman, with the Southwestern Sales Co. of South McAlester, was in Eufaula the first of the week and Monday evening addressed the local Democratic club on issues of the day.
Mr. Whitman is a forcible speaker and a dyed-inthe-wool democrat.
The Davis Murder
D. King and Bud Roberts, charged with the murder of Cicero Davis, have been released from jail, King having turned states evidence, showing that Alford, who is in the federal jail for the murder, told him that he (Alford) had committed the deed.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 20, 1923
Thursday, September 23, 1948
MARTIAL LAW PROCLAMATION OF GOVERNOR
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 15 – The proclamation of Gov. J.C. Walton, placing the entire State of Oklahoma under martial law, follows: 1. That a state of insurrection and rebellion against the laws and constitution and the constituted authorities of the State of Oklahoma does exist within and throughout the State of Oklahoma.
2. That a general status of public alarm and rear and jeopardy of life, of peace and of personal safety does exist among its citizens throughout the State of Oklahoma.
3. That martial law be and the same hereby is proclaimed within and throughout the entire State of Oklahoma.
LAWMAKERS WILL CONVENE TO IMPEACH WALTON
OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 20 – More than a score of specific charges, all alleging Gov. Walton has misused his official powers, are enumerated in a call for a special session of the lower house of the legislature, copies of which were made public early today.
The house is called to meet at noon next Wednesday, Sept. 26.
North and South Canadian Rivers Are Bank Full Rain for six consecutive days in McIntosh County and Oklahoma has put the north Canadian river out of its bank, and the South Canadian within six feet of overflowing, with a continued rise up to the time we go to press Thursday at noon.
The crops have been slightly damaged by the excessive rain.
75 YEARS AGO
President Truman to Speak Here During Brief Train Stop Tuesday President Harry S. Truman will speak in Eufaula from the platform of his special campaign train during a ten minute stop next Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
State Sen. Roy White is in charge of the welcoming ceremonies for the campaigning president. He announced the stop after completing arrangements with the state democratic central committee in charge of the tour.
The high school band will play as the train moves into town and schools are expected to dismiss early in order that children in the area may see the president.
Burning Trash Is Dangerous, Warns Eufaula Fire Chief
Burning trash without adequate precaution has caused almost all fires which have been keeping the Eufaula fire department busy lately, Arvel Henley, acting fire chief, reports.
Extremely dry conditions make burning trash dangerous, the fire chief explained.
Injunctions Asked To Keep Road Open
The McIntosh county board of commissioners filed in the district court Wednesday, a petition asking that August Sandstrum be restrained from fencing or interfering with the use of a highway across his farm east of Eufaula.
The action came after neighbors complained to the county officials that Sandstrum had advised them he would permanently close gates cross the roadway, their only access to the county road.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 20, 1973
21st Annual E.H.S. Homecoming Reunion Scheduled Oct. 19 & 20 The Eufaula Alumni Association headed by President Gary Moores, assisted by Dr. Jack Sellers, Vice President, and Mrs. Kay Farrow, Secretary, are well underway with plans for this homecoming event.
Girl Scouts, Brownies Organize In Eufaula On Thursday, Sept. 13, the scene at the high school cafeteria was one of bright and shiny young faces as mothers and daughters and several proud fathers gathered to enroll 77 girls in the Brownie and Girl Scout Program which is currently being organized in Eufaula.
Mrs. Sam (Linda) Johnson is acting co-ordinator for organization purposes.
25 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 17, 1998
School Building Bond Fails
Bond fails despite yes votes out numbering no.
Yes Votes – 759; No votes 654. State law requires 60 percent to pass. Issue fails by 6.38 percent.
Eufaula Vets Remember
They gather early in the morning at Eufaulas VFW Post No. 8798. First one or two, then gradually the bar and pool room begins to fill.
A stranger has been invited into their world, asking for true accounts of war-time events from these seasoned veterans, knowing full well some will not be able to tell it all.
Citizens Drop Demand Petitions Against City The attorney for Eufaula citizens Delores Johnson and David Nelson has notified the city that the Taxpayer Demand Petitions have been dropped.
Tlie petitions signed by 17 residents demanded that approximately $230,000 in expenditures be returned to the city. The petitioners alleged that improper payments had been made.