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    Ingalls, Okla., correspondence to the
TIew York Worl I: The Western "bad''
man is passing away. The desperado
Wds fair to become an extinct species.
The Track of the six-shooter Is no
long- - heard In the land, but Instead.
1n thi quiet anil peaceful twilight, vls
"Hors to this once wickedest town In the
. wickedest region of the union hear
lfisMly and B&nkey's songs sung by
Efineii who were such expert rifle shots
'that they could pick a fly off a cow
(l.V boy's hat a distance of two squares
with unerring certainty.
The fuct of the matter Is Ingalls and
the adjacent towns are at this moment
wi.Joying a much-needed revival of re
ligion. Cowboys and "bad" men no
longer “go on the scout," but Instead
attend revivals, prayer meetings and
Bunduy ichool picnics. There Is not
a saloon open In Ingalls, yet only re
cently more whisky was drunk here
In proportion to the pppulutlou than
ywhere else. Nor Is there any de
e on the part of the people to re
•n to their evil ways. It would be
possible to secure enough signatures
spro an application for a license to per
mit a saloon to he opened. Every one
fetOf the former "bad wen" and cowboys
has joined the church. One Is super
intendent of the Sunday school and
uKtWo others are teachers.
i Never has civilisation seen such a
; change as has be -n witnessed 111 this
|| vldnlty during the past six months.
■ -
plying this demand offers great prof
Onee a cowboy Is arrested for Illicit
selling of whiskey his fate Is practical
ly sealed. He gets a sentence to a term
In the penitentiary, h punishment that
seems to him out of all proportion to
the seriousness of the offense. As soon
as he Is released he Is prone to com
mit the offense again, .as he is always
penniless and his old crime offers a
sure method of making money. Soon
the deputy marshals are after him
again. He knows that a second con
viction will mean a long term in the
penitentiary, and he resolves not to he
takpn alive. In the pursuit of this
policy he kills a deputy marshal or
two. Then Ills capture means hanging
and he Ixvomes an outlaw, or, as he
puts it, he "goes on the scout." He
no longer has a home except In the
saddle, the earth Is his hed and th<
star-sprinkled slty forms his coverlet.
Being forced to keep moving all the
lime, he is unable to pursue the “boot
legging" business, as the sale of liquor
to Indians Is called, with such atten
tion to business as insures profit, and
he becomes a train robber or Joins a
“gang" and terrorizes a town while
securing the funds hp needs from the
local hank or general stores.
One of the worst of the desperadoes
who ever belonged to the Cook gang
was Crawford Qoldsby, alias “Chero
kee Bill." He was a wolf In human
r Ingalls is not the only town that has
been affected by the wave of religion
end reform. All this section, various
ly known as the ‘•Triangle.” or as the
: ‘ Flat-Iron Country,” has heard the
voice of the minister and has heeded.
Hundreds of people have been bap
| timed, and scores of new churches and
Sunday-schools have been opened.
The leaven of righteousness has work
ed so well that the deputy marshals
have nothing to do hut Join In the
psalm singing.
The opening of Oklahoma lessened
the field of the desperadoes and there
by made it possible for the deputy mar
shals to wage a more successful war
upon them. After a few years the
Cook gang, the Dalton gang and the
Doolin gang were exterminated. Near
ly all of the members were killed, and
those who were captured alive were
either hanged at Fort Smith, Ark., or
received long sentences In prison.
Horse stealing became less profitable '
and the criminals who had formerly ;
lived by that easy method were forced
to engage in hunk robberies, train
holdups and the sacking and pillaging
of country stores, towns and villages, i
Every one of the “bad men” form- 1
jug one of these gangs had a seore or
more of friends who would give him j
help when lie needed It. As members i
of the gang were killed their j
places were filled by some of these
friends For several years v man ;
<mi Id be a pretty had iltUen down I
lifer* and still stay out of Jail and hold
up his head among the other resi- j
dents. Everyone went armed, and 1
Mhoottng affrays were numerous.
There is not a town In Oklahoma
i tint has not had its killing Visitor.-* !
<mii see the marks of bullets on var
lous stores, anil strangers are told
where such amt such a ntau was sho'
to death More than twentv men have
Ini-n killed in this town Sime It wa»
malle i In the town cemetery at lata
wih are the graves of a iloaen men w ho
died with their boot* on In tluthrb
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form, ati<l it is perfectly truthful to
aay that he did not regard the killing
of a deputy marshal as a sin. He
knew it to he against the law, but in
no other way could he see any harm
in shooting his fellowman.
When nbout fifteen years old he be
gan selling whiskey to Indians. Ho
was soon arrested, but was released on
ball. AM Ills lifo he had used revol
ver and pistol, and he declared that
he would not he captured again. He
had many friends who secretly admir
ed his bravado and fearlessness. They
offered him refuge when deputy mar
shals were around, and if too closely
pushed he could always depend on his
unerring aim to save himself. But
he was finally taken alive through the
treachery of supposed friends. They
were stopping at the same house with
him. and as he stooped one day to tlx
the fire in the open hearth oue of
them seized a billet of wood, as if to
help him, and struck hint a terrible
blow across the head. This put him
"to sleep." as the marshal said, and
when he awoke his beloved revolver
and rifle were gone and he was tied
(loldsby was part Indian and part
negro a bad combination. He was
surly on the way to Fort Smith,
whither he was taken for trial. No
one knows how many men he had kill- i
ed. A low estimate puts the number
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at eleven. Certain It is that there was
nJ dlfflciltjr in convicting him liefore
Judge Isaac C. Parker, and he was
sentenced to he hanged.
After his trial he was returnel to
the jail to await the action of the
Appellate Court, his attorneys having
taken an appeal. He c mill have been
convicted on three or four other
charges of murder, and yet lie stayod
in jail several months. During this
time a friend visited him and gave
him a revolver and a box of cartridges.
That night when Ooldsby was told to
return to his cell for the night, after
having hafl the freedom of the cor
ridor all day. he drew his revolver and
shot one of the jailers. He was dis
armed, and the next day was again
arraigned before Judge Parker, and
Inside of an hour was tried, convicted
and again sentenced to be hanged.
Again hl» attorneys took an appeal.
Cfoldivhy was a citizen of the Cherokee
Nation, end as such was entitled to re
ceive about when the United
Slates government made Its next pay
ment on account of the purchase of
the Cherokee strip. If he were alive
he would lie worth *600; if dead he was
absolutely worthless. So his lawyers
kept him alive until the payment wan
made. Then Ooldsby was hanged on
the scaffold that had been used more
than one hundred times In the Jail
yard at Port Smith. His mother stood
on the scaffold with him as he dropped
to his death. After the noose was ad
justed the hangman asked Ooldsby if
he bad anything to say.
"No." replied the desperado. "I did
not come out here to make a speech.
I came here to be banged."
Perhaps "Cherokee Hill” was an ex
aggerated type if a species of bid man
that lias been too common In Okla
horna. They are now nearly extinct.
All of the organized gangs have been
wiped out. Bill Cook Is the only one
of the leaders who Is alive, and he Is
doing a forty-flve-year sentence In the
penitentiary at Albany, N. Y. All of
the others—Bill Doolin, Bill Dalton,
"Zip” Wyatt—were killed while resist
ing arrest. The opening of Oklahoma
enabled the deputy marshals to follow
the outlaws wlt i hopes of success, and
with plenty of brave men willing to
trail the outlaws for the hope of the
rewards offered by railroad and ex
press companies the extermination of
the gangs was made possible.
During all of this time the progress
of religion was slow. There were few
churches, and those were seldom at
tended by any considerable portion of
I the population. Whiskey drinking,
I gambling and worse vices were com
mon. Nearly every little town hail a
variety show, which was a den of vlee
and iniquity. Women of the worst sort
from similar dives In Texas and MIs
sciiri were secured by the proprietors,
and robbery and murder wero com
i mon.
So eorrupt wus the community that
i many of the worst desperadoes eseap
i ed from Jail after being arrested. These j
1 escapes, especially In the case of the j
| women, who wire companions of the
j desperadoes, became a scandal of vast i
I proportions and cost more than one |
official his position. The desperadoes
had friends even among the officials.
The noted Bill Dalton, before he had
done much In the way of robbery, was
a deputy marshal and for two years
wore a badge and bunted other des
peradoes. There were many other
deputy marshals whose careers would
not have borne close Inspection, but
none of them ever achieved the noto
riety that attached to the name of
About six months ago there was a
noticeable change in the complexion
of affairs hereabouts. The gangs hav
ing been broken up, the deputy mar
shals turned their attention to the cap
ture of the solitary criminals, and the
country began to entertain a respect
for the law and for the men engaged
In the effort to enforce It. The time
was ripe for a religious revival, and
the men for the occasion appeared.
Nearly all of the had men In In
galls, Isiwson and Cushing joined the
< liurch. The variety halls were forced
to close, and the saloons soon follow
ed. Gambling-houses closed for lack
of customers, and churches and rtun
day-fchools look their places. I’lstolR
were discarded In favor of Bibles, and
Psalms ute now heard Sunday even
ings Instead of the rattle of poker
chips und the whirr of the roulette
TUh real leaner or me Dalton gang
wait Hill Doolln. Ilia name wan not
ho well known In the east, and IiIh
picture never adorned ho many news
papers, hut In the Territories he was
known us one of the most desperate
men who ever terrorized a community.
After Dalton was killed, three years
ago, Doolln was In sole command of
the gang He was raptured once In
Kureka Springs, Ark., and lodged In
Jail In Guthrie hut escaped soon after
wards, and for more than a year was
constantly "on the scout." lift was
surrounded last summer by Deputy
Marshal Thomas ami a posse at a
blacksmith shop northeast of here.
Doolln was having his horse shod ear
ly In the morning when the officers
arrived and surrounded the bandit,
Doolln offered light, hut the officers
gave him 'no chance, A dozen of
them opened fire on him at once, and
he fell dead, pierced by twenty-seven
Tea-Pun Times.
Women, of course, were excluded
from the coffee-houses, but they or
ganized "tea-drinkings,” as they were
called, to which both men and wom
en flocked. Fancy such a company
assembled In a fine lady's boudoir, sip
ping fragrant Hyson from handleless
cups of egg-shell china, while Pope and
tardy Mary sparred at. each other, or
Pepys retailed the latest news; what
marriages were prospective, or who at
the last drawing room had been ad
judged the reigning beauty. At such
time, when Swift lived at St. James'
and lay In bed to compose, because the
nights were cold and coals dear, he
may have discussed Gay’s death with
Pope over a cup of tea. It was from
stu b "tea-drinklngs” that the witty
and erratic dean gathered much of
the materials for "Journal to Stella. ’
With the fashion of teu-parties was
developed the taste for china. Tho
more grotesque and unusual the pat
tern and design the more valuable tho
tea cup.—-Lilppincott's.
Deadliest of All Ouom.
The English government Is now ex
perimenting with u gun that will tire
1.000 shots In 123 seconds. It is the
deadliest of all the automatic man
slayers ever yet Invented. As with all
muchlne guns, the first shot must be
Bred by hand. After that the weapon
will absorb cartridges and emit a
uhuin of bullets as long as it is fed.
Experiments made thus far show that
an the occasion of a brief, sharp at
tack the gun can actually he made to
[lie eleven shots In a single second. A
very Intuestlng feature of this new
gun Is that the explosive power results
from the use of cordite. The whole of
dlls substance Is expended In pressure,
whereas black powder is only useful
for pressure to the extent of 50 per
;?nt. The experiments with cordite
amt with the gun referred to show
i nclusively that cordite Is not affect
’d by water, as Is gunpowder, and will
danti great variations In temperature.
New York Herald.
Iieiimark has the greatest amount to
>lie Inhabitant In the savings bank,
iiciug about |50 each.
Prof. DrMlrr Ilellrves He Will Nevei
fteturn—Amlree. However. Thought
He Wnlilil He Alile to Overrulin'
All fllUlrult le* Point i*il
tint to Him.
(irerley on Prof. Amlree.
Washington, July 24.—In reply ton
telegraphic request, General A. W.
Greeley, the Arctic explorer, has sent
from Linden. Va., tho following state
ment regarding tho Amlree expedi
tion: “It is possible that Professor
Aodreo may have reached the North
pole or its vicinity. Telegraphic re
ports, so far as I have seen, state that
he started with a south wind of twen
ty-two miles an hour. The chance of
such a wind blowing *KM) miles straight
to the North pole is, however, small,
ns it would bo an extraordinary
meteorological phenomenon, such as
bus never accompanied any. storm.
Mv opinions on Andrea's projected ex
pedition and lilt probable return were
expressed at the sixth International
Geographical congress In July, la',is,
in London, where 1 debated the sub
ject publicly with Prof. Andrea and
also discussed the chances with him
privately, und ho admitted the ex
treme ha/.ardoiisncss of the project
which 1 strongly outlined. I pointed
out that even should lie reach the
no!#*, lut ffiiilii liuffllt/ fivtuift f/i flrxl
Ids Month wind continuing across the
polo for a thousand miles as a north
wind. I urged that Ills chances of at
taining the North American coast were
infinitely small, as the observations
at I,inly Franklin bay, firinnuli
Land and Point Harrow, Alaska,
showed that the summer winds were
almost constantly from the south,
while strong north winds were almost
unknown. Andruo said: ’Then I shall
expect to land some where on the HI
berlan coast.’ He also again expressed
his determination to go and his confi
dence of returning safely. Prof. Kk
holm, who accompanied Andreo In Ids
unsuccessful attempt of last summer,
declined to go tills v«*ar on account of
the dangers that i urged upon Andrea
—that permeability of Hie haltoou,
whicli allows gas to escape constantly,
hut which Andruu claimed to have
overcome. While I believe that An
dree will never return,( yet experience
teaches us that miraculous tilings oc
cur daily.”
London, July 31.—A dispatch from
Copenhagen says that the report of
the capture of a carrier pigeon in the
vicinity of Tromsoe, near the north
point of Norway, stamped with the
words and ligurcs, "North pole passed
la,” isnot true.
The Hamhiirgisclie Correspondent
says tliut a thousand birds belonging
to various pigeon Hying societies were
released July J3, about 3X0 kilometers
northwest of Heligoland. Kach had
an aluminum ring on its leg inscribed
with a number or a letter to Indicate
the year of its acquisition. "It is be
lieved," says the paper, "that the
pigeon found in the iieigli liorhood of
Hovdc in Kifylke with a silver ring on
one of its feet mid its wings stamped
with ’North pole, 143 W 47.<13’ was ono
of these. ”
tv. J. Arkell to File on It liy "(tight
of Discovery."
New Yohk, July 34.—W. J. Arkell,
of tile Arkell Weekly company of this
city, announced lust night that he ex
pected to claim tiie gold fields in the
Klondyke district by right of discov
ery for the estate of K. J. Olavc.
Clave was the explorer who headed
the expedition to Alaska in 1X90-01, or
ganized by W. J. Arkell of Leslie's
Mr. Arkell said Chat as lie sustained
this expedition lie believed he lias
claim by right of discovery to tiie
Klondyke territory. Mr. Arkell said
that he hud received telegrams from
Hchanz and Wells, two members of
the first expedition to Alaska, claim
ing their interest in tiie event tiie
government should recognize their
right by discovery.
Mr. Arkell pnqHiscs to organize an
expeuiuon at once to the territory dis
covered by (Have and party.
Tom the Peeper Caught.
New Yoiik. July at.—A Tom the
fee per wan caught at Coney Inland,
crouching beneuth the woman'* nee
tlon uf the bathing pavlllion. lie waa
discovered by a young woman, who*e
frantle scream* brought three life
saver* to the Meat. They took him
Into deep water and repeatedly ducked
him He waa compelled to nwltn out
and the life-naving crew auiUked It
self by rowing over hi* head. When
lie reached the beech a double line of
liatbera of both »»xe* awaited him
with eane*. umbrella* and other
weapon*, which were u*od forcibly a*
he ran the gauntlet.
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l’lsn »n IClil Cattle In Quarantine District
of Animal Ceuta.
Omaha dispatch: The dipping of
sheep at stock yards all over the coun
try for tile purpose of curing scab and
other diseases have proven so success
ful that experiments have liven made
with cattle.
From February until November the
government prohibits tin* shipment of
cattle from certain districts where
splenetic fever exists. This order,
w hich is rigorously enforced by gov
ernment inspectors at. all stock yards,
prevents the marketing of thousands
of cattle during the spring, fall and
summer months.
Lot. .lames L. Paxton, superintend
ent of the I'nlon stork yurd* at South
Omulia, is deeply Interested In the
cattle dipping scheme and intends pay
ing close attention to tho Fort Worth
ixperiment. Mr. Paxton said that if
sums cheap and effective dip can Is)
Uncovered it will add #ft a head to tin)
mine of every steer within the quar*
Inline district, besides this tile re
ceipts of southern and t'alifornia cattle
»t 'his market would Is* greatly in
creased. Col. Paxton said that experi
ments were now being made in Cali
fornia with a mi I ph it r dip, whieli is
used on sheep, and that Charles II.
blimer, an ottleiul of tin* bureau of
animal industry, hud been sent from
Washington to watch the experiments
and Investigate the matter.
A dip lias been discovered and is to
In* uscii at the Fort Worth stock yards.
Dipping tanks are now living built and
will be ready /or use in about a week.
They are on about the same principle
us those in use for many yeurs with
sheep. A vat, holding about ft,(MSI gal
lons is to he constructed. The entrance
is through a narrow chute at the end
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tile end of the vat, so that when an
animal arrives on the trap it loses its
balance and plunges into the vat. It
is at first entirely submerged, thus
bringing tile solution in contact with
every part of the body. On rising to
tlie surface tin* animal swims to tho
••sit which is provided witli an incline
floor filled witli cleats. This size and
style of vat w ill d'.p about 1,000 cattle
a day.
Various hinds of dips have been ex
perimented with by officials of tilts
I ort Worth stock yards company anil
others interested. Cottonseed oil lias
been found effective, but crude petro
leum or black mineral oil with a small
pc; tentage of carbolic acid, lias been
found to be better. A layer of this
loliltion two Inches thick is put in the
water lit the tank and when the cattle
tome out it clings to every pari of the
Tlie only question which is yet to bo
Miswered is the practical commercial
vailtc and the effectiveness of one dip
ping. Dipped cattle covered with ticks
have been shipped from Texas to Mis
souri with satisfactory results. Some
experimenters say that there must Is*
I wo dippings, with an interval between
to make the process effectual. A js'r
feet chemical that will destroy the
tick* at one dipping lias yet lo lie dis
covered. The difficulty lies in the fact
tliut it. must destroy the ticks without
injuring the rattle.
renltantiarr Affairs.
Land Commissioner Wolfe, says the
Lincoln Journal, claims to he the only
out- who ever held ids office turned
cash into the state treasury for tho
rent of penitentiary lands. Mr. Wolfe
secured a receipt yesterday from the
state treasurer for $307.7)0, half of the
rent of 300 acres of penitentiary land
lying near Sprague. The land is
rented by C. L. Duel. The other half
of tin* rent is to he paid by January I
and it is secured by a note. There is
really no law governing the renting of
penitentiary lands. There are not
muny acres in the state, but it lias
been customary for squatters to use
the land and make no payment. Land
Commissioner Itiissell claimed to lie
the first commissioner who ever col
lected any money from squatters, but
the $000.70 which he collected was
siieut mid not turned into the treasury.
Ilis report contains an itemized account
showing that he spent most of the
money for postage. A part of It was
applied on a payment due the Lauer
estate as reimbursement for the pur
chase price of land which Mr. Laucr
bought, and was afterward required to
turn back to the state. The money
which Mr. Wolfe has collected was re
ceived by Treasurer Meserve and
placed in a new fund which will 1st
known as the penitentiary labor fund.
Nebraska I'ustofflea t’ogtMM.
Washington special: Judge Strode
to-day settled several important post
office contests in his district by send
ing in the namesof those whom he had
decided to recommend to the fourth as
sistant postmaster general. At Table
Hock, 1’awnee county, the republicans
adjiiicated their dispute by submitting
the question to a vote, und Mrs. Jessie
W. i'liillips received a plurality of
votes cast. She has therefore liectt re
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