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Some Items Sept. 1903 south central Oklahoma
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The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma

Tuesday, September 1, 1903


Brock, Aug. 31
J. M. HUCKABY bought a section of land in Wheeler County, Texas and the land is well adapted to farming and grazing.
CHARLES TUCKER, who moved from here to near Lindsay last winter, is here to visit relatives and friends.
F. M. NOLL went to Ardmore to meet his wife on her return from a visit to relatives and old friends in Bell County, Texas.

Simon, Aug. 31
We are abundantly blessed with preachers this week, REV. BRISCO of Orr, REV. KING of Cannon Chapel, REV. RAY and REV. HAMMONS of Loco. The protracted meeting is progressing rapidly.
MR. PHILLIP had bought out Mr. WALLACE here, but the trade was withdrawn, so Mr. Wallace will stay with us. Mr. PHILLIP bought out J. W. SMITH and moved there. Mr. Smith moved to Texas. Mr. WALLACE and MRS. MCCASKILL bought out Mr. FORELINES who moved to Texas.
DR. DEFRECE moved his office to Mr. MITCHELL’S place. They will open a stock of drugs and groceries. WALLACE & MCCASKILL opened a cold drink joint in the doctor’s old office.
SID MULLENHALL of Ardmore passed through en route to Leon.

Coleman, Aug. 31
This place is three miles south of Haileyville on the Ardmore branch of the Choctaw Railroad, a mining town with a population of about 300 people. Craig is the name of the town and Coleman is the name of the post office. MRS. JASPER LEWIS entertained her friends with a graph more. J. W. BAILEY, late of Wanette, is teaching a penmanship class here day and night. He preached at High Hill.

News over the Phone
Davis: Our first bale of cotton for this season was brought in by BUD COURTNEY, weighing 425 pounds and bought by W. B. LAIN to LOVE & THURMOND for 13.25 cents per pound. The cotton was raised seven miles west of here. R. L. FREEMAN is in Dallas. DR. JESSE BYRD is here from Dougherty to visit his brother W. L. BYRD. H. W. STARK of Gainesville, one of the promoters of the Davis-Sulphur Electric Railway, was here.

Lone Grove: MED HOCKETT and MISS EMMA KIRBY were married yesterday by Rev. CLAY. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. M. T. MORROW last night. A new boy is also reported at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. BROWN. MR. GOTCHE of Dallas is here. J. W. JOHNSON left for Ardmore on business with TYLER & SIMPSON. Mrs. FUQUA is on the sick list.

Earl: R. S. MCDONALD, JAP MCALLISTER and TOM JOHNSON went to Ravia. JOHN BROWN went to Ardmore.
T. M. HODWELL is building a new barn.

Holder: CAL STEWART returned from Ardmore. A. J. HOWARD and wife are on the sick list. J. T. ORR is sick with slow fever. H. C. COOK of Avoca is here. ED COOK returned from Oklahoma.

Burneyville: We sent another bale of cotton to Marietta; J. M. RENFRO, who had the first bale, took another bale. JIM HARRIS took a bale to Gainesville and will secure the premium for the first bale of cotton from Indian Territory.

Provence, Aug. 31
The summer term for Provence school, under the management of Prof. R. F. JONES, closed.
GEORGE and BEN EIDSON came from Fannin County, Texas with a load of fine apples.
FRANK THEOBALD, nephew of J. G. FLETCHER, is on the sick list.
One of J. S. SHIRLEY’S little daughters is sick.
W. A. FOARD, JOHN PAUL and O. R. LIVELY and family returned from visiting relatives in Oklahoma. They are talking about moving there.

Wednesday, September 2, 1903

Marsden, Sept. 1
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. M. MYERS, a son. Born to Mr. and Mrs. MIKE BEAUFORD, daughter.
MRS. JOHN LINDER has been ill.
A.D. HARRIS, finishing making molasses, gave a “candy pulling” at the sorghum mill, which was largely attended.

McMillan, Sept. 1
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. WILLIAMS, Miss IDA RAULSTON and W. T. CRISWELL of Madill spent Sunday here.
W. L. WINSTON recovered from his illness.
Dr. GUMM has been sick, but is better now.

Graham, Aug. 31
Graham won the baseball game 12 to 9 against Fox.
JOHN PACE and wife of Sivells Bend, Texas are visiting the family of GEORGE BENNETT.
WASCO WALLING and sister MISS MAY of Elgin, Oklahoma visited friends here.
We now have a Sunday school with D. H. THOMAS as superintendent, J. F. BENNETT as vice-superintendent, MISS DRURY as secretary and J. H. BENNETT as treasurer.
Prof. W. R. WRIGHT began a singing school here.
EUGENE FRISHAM returned from Cooke Co., Texas.

Mill Creek, Aug. 31
J. W. DAUGHON returned from Davis.
J. O. FOX went to Ada.
MISSES RAY and DOROTHY SMITH left for Booneville, Missouri. Miss Ray will remain there.
JOHN JAMES, our genial dray man, has a sore foot.
R. D. GIBBS had business in the country.
C. M. MAY is painting his house on east Main Street.

News over the Phone
Marietta: LUTHER ANDERSON is here from Ardmore. W. H. BARRY, manager of the Chickasha Telephone Co., was here.

Lebanon: L. W. HOWE returned from Denison.

Lone Grove: MRS. D. M. BALLEW and MRS. W. MCELROY and children left to visit at Okmulgee. Dr. HARPER and wife returned to Okmulgee. T. J. WOODLEY sold his stock of groceries to J. N. CUMMINS and his short order business to B. Y. BALLEW.
DR. SULLIVAN took 55 head of steers to market.

Dixie: Mr. and Mrs. BROCK have a new son.

Earl: Mr. Phillips from Cheek passed through en route to Norton to visit his brother and to look for land to rent.

Mannsville: MRS. B. F. MANN of Shawnee went to Milburn. S. P. EDELEN went to visit his brother at Milburn. Mr. and Mrs. JAMES BOYER have a new daughter. Mr. and Mrs. JACK CALLAWAY have a new son.

Elk: POOLE & MAJORS turned out the first bale of cotton at their gin for JOHN FOX who will take it to Wynnewood. ZAN WILLIAMS was here, representing TYLER & SIMPSON.

Fox: JOHN PIERCE, MARION PIERCE and W. R. MORGAN went to Coon Branch.

Healdton, Aug. 31
ORME & WHALEY sold cattle to Mr. PRUITT.
Messrs. INGRAM and NEWTON are back from Tishomingo where they got their per capita money. Mr. Ingram filed five contest suits against some parties who filed on his land.
MRS. J. B. WATSON and little ones are visiting her parents at Marlow.
JEROME WATSON and family returned from the Fort Sill area where they camped-out.
DR. TOMS from Aubrey, Texas is here looking for a location. He will buy out DR. TEAGUE.
Mrs. HEALD is sick.
A.J. SHRADER went to Comanche with several loads of oats.
Mr. LAWRENCE of Ardmore is working on the gin machinery.
Rev. ARMSTRONG from Oconee is visiting friends here.

The sad news of the death of JOHN MCNEISH, who formerly lived in Ardmore, was received this morning by the Ardmoreite. Mr. McNeish, who has lived for the past two years in Milwaukee, died Monday at this home at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He was born 68 years ago in Pietou, Nova Scotia and spent his boyhood in Scotland. He began his business left in Wilkes Barre where he had banking and mercantile interests. He was a leading Republican in Eastern Pennsylvania. In 1880, he went to Colorado and mined. Later he spent eight years in Indian Territory. He moved to Milwaukee in 1900. He leaves a widow, a son JOHN MCNEISH of Mojair, Colorado, and two daughters, MRS. ARTHUR R. ELLIOTT of Chicago and MRS. MARY HOLLAND KINCAID of Milwaukee.

Fine Samples
A.OWENS, who lives six miles northeast of Ardmore, has placed on exhibit at the Ardmoreite office a very fine specimen of this year’s white corn. W. H. MORAN of Marsden left with us some very fine ears of corn and some bunches of Milo maize and kaffir corn.

Died, at his home 302 G Street NE, this morning, J. C. “TAM” EWING, age 46, of stomach trouble. He came here from Peoria, Texas many years ago and leaves a family. Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church Thursday, Rev. J. CLARENCE REED officiating with interment at Rose Hill.

GEORGE ASH, one of the leading clothiers of Texas, purchased the GUS AARONSON & Co. stock of dry goods on Main Street. The present stock will be sold out and Mr. Ash will restock with a fine line of gent’s furnishings.

Ardmore’s Health Record
The total number of deaths from January 1 to September 1, for all races and stillbirths, was only 75. This, in a population of 10,000, shows the remarkable rate of 7.5 per thousand. It should also be remembered that a good per cent of the death rate occurred among the imported Mississippi Choctaws who died of pneumonia shortly after arriving.

Thursday, September 3, 1903

More Protection Rules
Guarding Choctaws against So Called Land Sharks

Warning Notice
LIZZIE RICH vs J. W. RICH, for divorce

News over the Phone
Berwyn: MISS LILLIAN SUGGS returned from Mount Pleasant, Texas; her sister MRS. G. W. COKER accompanied her. Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. JACKSON Wednesday night, a son. The baby of Mr. and Mr. SAM TILLERSON died yesterday and was buried in the Henderson Cemetery. The young folks had an ice cream supper at the home of MRS. CALLIE DOTSON. DR. JAMES WHITFIELD went to visit his wife and children at Marietta. Mr. STRAING was accidentally shot through the foot yesterday by WARE WILEY.

Wynnewood: We received our first bale of cotton, brought in by JOHN FOX of Elk which sold for 12 cents and was given a premium of $50.

Provence: W. FOSTER ginned the first bale of cotton for N. HILL who brought here from below Mannsville.

Thackerville: GREEN DECKARD of Addington Bend went to Tishomingo. J. H. MILLER returned from Dallas where he purchased a new stock of goods. R. CALVIN and family from near Holder are here.

Leon: MRS. JEFF C. JOHNSON and daughter went to Marietta. C. M. JONES of Elk bought the Leon gin and is repairing it.

Burneyville: FRANK COONEY was shot and killed yesterday afternoon by OLLIE HARRIS. Cooney lived until dark. Burial was here this afternoon.

Lone Grove: MRS. H. O. CONOVER /CROWNOVER and children are visiting from Oklahoma.

Woolsey: A young man named CALVERY tried to hold up one of the clerks in N. B. WOOLSEY’S store but was unsuccessful. The youngster was arrested. Calvery is about 16 years old and his home is near Grady.

Loco: MRS. R. H. ROBBERSON returned from Rosston, Texas where she visited her sick father. A vein of the richest asphalt was found at the mines of the Southwestern Oil and Asphalt Co. The new vein is about ¼ mile north of the old mine. The company is getting about 30 tons per day from the new mine.

OLLIE HARRIS, a white man 24 years old, was arrested, charged with killing FRANK “PAT” COONEY, yesterday afternoon near Burneyville. The two men were drinking and had just returned from across Red River where there is a saloon, and a general quarrel resulted in Harris shooting Cooney twice.

B. E. KELLY of Davis accepted a position with DODSON & WILLIAMS, cotton buyers.
HAROLD YOUNG, son of Mr. and Ms. A. C. YOUNG, went to Thorpe Springs, Texas to attend Jarvis College.
MISS ADDIE NELSON of Collinsville, Texas is here to visit the family of J. L. DASHNER on South Mill St.
MRS. I. N. SULLIAN of Mart, Texas returned home after visiting her sister MRS. J. R PENNINGTON.
MRS. EDWARDS of Gainesville visited her sister MRS. A. G. EDWARDS.
JOHN MCCHAREN, nephew of J. B MCCHAREN, who returned home to Mississippi last spring, has returned and can be found at MCCHAREN & WEBSTER’S.
H. L. BROGDON of Loftus, Grayson County, Texas is here prospecting with a view of opening a business.
Conductor J. W. BAIRD of the C.O. & G. passenger train is taking a vacation for a big hunt. Conductor C. L. HETH will take his place.
J. G. BURNEY, H. M. MAPLES, P. C. ALLEN and T. B. MATTHEWS left for Phillips, I. T. to begin the work of platting towns under the supervision of the U. S. Indian agent.
MISS FLORRIE WATKINS, daughter of W. L. WATKINS, who will have charge of the music department at Hargrove College, arrived from Tyler, Texas. She was accompanied by her brother CHARLES S. WATKINS who will visit here.

Gang of Counterfeiters
L. H. COX, R. R. DIAMOND, and L. N. BARR were charged with passing counterfeit coins in Indian Territory. They were run out of Lexington, and then went to Purcell where they passed the coins, fake $5 gold pieces. It is supposed that FRANK REMICK, arrested at Sulphur, belongs to this gang.

Birthday Party
RUBY YOUNG and CHARLIE SACRA were at home yesterday to their young friends, to celebrate their sixth and ninth birthdays.

Shot in Leg
LAWRENCE LOVE, colored, was brought in by Deputy J. N. JACKSON, charged with assault to kill HAL JACKSON, negro. The trouble arose over a family trouble; Love took his Winchester to Jackson’s house.

Friday, September 4, 1903

News over the Phone
Norton: MRS. SEXTON is ill. Mr. PHILLIPS lost a horse from blind staggers.

Loco: PROF. W. E. O’NEAL went to meet his wife at Comanche; she is coming from Arlington, Texas. R. H. ROBBERSON just completed an addition to his house. Our first bale was ginned yesterday; it was raised by LON WHITE who took it to Duncan.

Madill: The remains of JACK LEWIS, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. O. LEWIS, who was accidentally shot while out hunting Wednesday with FRANK YEARGIN, was buried at Oakland cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. YEARGAN of McKinney, Texas were here to attend the Lewis funeral. ED COONEY, in response to a telephone message about the killing of his brother FRANK COONEY, left to attend the funeral at Burneyville. MRS. RUSHING of Durant is visiting MISS MATTIE HARDY. SUMMERS HARDY and wife and MRS. RUSHING went to visit MRS. M. A. HARDY at Ardmore. MISS ALICE BARNETT of Gainesville is visiting MRS. LEE DAVIS. Mr. and Mrs. JACK BILES are visiting their daughter MRS. JOHN COLE of Ida, Texas.
MRS. R. HARDY returned to Ardmore.

Milo: E. C. FUQUA and CHARLES WEBB went to Ardmore on business. T. S. ROBERTS is here from Spring Creek. MISSES MABEL and MELISSA JOHNSTON left for Bloomfield Academy.

Davis: The picnic yesterday was a nice affair. Addresses were made by HENRY M. FURMAN of Ardmore and Rev. I. Z. JOLLEY of Davis. MRS. LON FRAME and MISS JENNIE WILLIAMS of Ardmore attended the picnic. R. L. FREEMAN returned from Dallas. Mr. WELLS of Arkansas is here buying mules and horses.

Graham: Quite a crowd assembled at the ball field to witness the game between Graham and Hewitt, but Hewitt team did not come, so the Graham players started a practice game, ending with JOE LIGON with an injured ankle, MARTION THAGGARD with a broken thumb, BURTON HOGUE with a leg hurt sliding into bases, and TOM STINNETT also with a leg hurt sliding into bases. This will probably end the baseball playing here for the season.

ROBERT BROWN, white man 72 years old, was brought from Pauls Valley, charged with cattle stealing. Evidence was provided to show Brown stole a cow from NOAL LEEL, and after killing it, started to Hart where he sold three quarters of the beef for only $2.

New Suits
ELLA BENNETT vs GEORGE AKERS, possession of personal property

Yesterday morning, NATHAN HILL of Mannsville pulled into Ardmore with the finest bale of cotton that has been marketed here. It brought him $68.15 including the $20 premium.

Held the Brakeman Off
EDGAR ALLEN got on a train and when, R. H. HAYES, the brakeman, came for fare, he refused to get off or pay for his fare, he held a 45 six-shooter that caused the brakeman to stop and consider. They let him ride, but at Duncan, he was arrested.

Negro Baptist Church Opened
The First Baptist Church, colored, of which Rev. P. R. NEAL is pastor, opened last night for services. It has two stories and brick. The members are also rejoicing because they are in their new brick church, which is the first to the credit of the Negro Baptists in the Indian Territory.

F. M. TUCKER ( aka Butcher Knife Tucker?), who lives six miles southeast of Ardmore, was here this morning with a stalk of corn measuring 15 feet high with substantial evidence of a bountiful crop.

H. BLANK, a number of years a citizen of Ardmore, will depart for the markets to purchase goods to open a Racket Store at Pauls Valley. Mr. Blank is a thorough business man and will become one of the Valley’s leading merchants.

HENRY FULTON, white, was charged with larceny.

Personal Mention
MRS. C. E. FARRIS of Apache is visiting her mother RMS. M. F. SNYDER of West Main Street.
MAURICE HOFELLER of Lima, Ohio is visiting J. S. DOWNARD of the DOWNARD Asphalt Co.
ROY BLEDSOE of Fort Worth is here with a view of becoming a member of the Ardmore baseball team.
S. J. WORLEY of Robberson visited his son WILL WORLEY, one of the local mail carriers.
MRS. MAUD PACE returned from visiting relatives in Kiowa, Choctaw Nation.
MRS. J. W. LONGMIRE of Dallas, who has been spending the summer with her daughter MRS. R. F. HAYDEN, returned home.
W. M. LAWSON and family, who spent the summer on his ranch near Pontotoc, returned home.
R. S. W. PARKER, who is now representing the Fort Worth Register, has worked the towns from Fort Worth and is here now.
ALBERT COLBERT, a full blood Chickasaw, is here from Terrell. He is the son of JOE COLBERT, one of the richest Indians of the territory.
D. M. MCGRAW, proprietor of the Sulphur Inn, is here. He closed the doors to his hotel after a successful four months’ season.
H. T. HUNT and wife of Marshall, Texas and MISS ALLIE WILDER from Texarkana are visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. E. FRALEY and other relatives here.
JOE M. LONDON left for Sapulpa and other parts in the northeast on official in the interests of the Knights of Pythias.
J. W. JOHNSON of Milo is taking his daughters MABEL and MELISSA to the Bloomfield Academy.
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM MOSLEY from Bardsville, Kentucky are here visiting their niece MRS. LEE MCCOY in South Ardmore. Mr. Mosley is 78 years old, active and strong.
TOM BYARS, who completed a commercial course in the Tyler College, is en route to Byars, I. T. where he will be in the Byars bank.
CHARLES WATKINS, who accompanied his sister Miss FLORRIE here a few days ago, returned to his home at Tyler, Texas.

Sunday, September 6, 1903

Killing near Comanche
CHARLES LOCHRAN shot and killed J. I. PINSON yesterday afternoon four miles north of here, both farmers. The trouble was over a family difficulty.

Robbed the Preacher
Comanche, Sept. 5
While returning home form where he had been holding a meeting north of here Thursday night, Elder J. W. HOWARD of this place was held and robbed of about $4 by two men. WILL SIDES, a young man, was arrested as being one of the two robbers and taken to Chickasha for trial. J. B. WILKERSON went as his attorney.

Dynamite the Guards
At Birmingham, Alabama, four convicts were shot at the Pratt mines prison in attempt to escape, ROM FAY, JOHN BREWER, RICHARD KINNEBECK, and THOMAS MELZEN. All are white, serving terms for two to 20 years. J. W. EMERITT of Pike County was the only to escape. They took sticks of dynamite and hurled them at the guards.

Ada Criminal Docket
For trials in October.

Pauls Valley, Sept. 5
MISSES JONES and GALBRAITH of Fayetteville, Arkansas will open a nice line of millinery.
W. B. LANE of Davis was here.
ANDY THORNTON, merchant at Ada, is here. Andy used to live here and is glad to come back occasionally.
CHARLES F. WORLEY went to Lindsay on business.
JOHN HILL returned from Tishomingo.
Mr. CARR of Kentucky returned home after visiting his son H. M. CARR.
CHARLES THOMASON left for Hot Springs where his wife has been in bad health.


News over the Phone
Marietta: Mesdames H. GRAHAM and C. W. COPPEDGE returned from Mineral Wells.

Bob: W. F THOMPSON finished bailing his hay crop.

Cornish: Parties are preparing to build a telephone line from Sugden to Ardmore via Cornish and Hewitt. A local telephone exchange will be put in here.

Glenn: J. J. MAYS returned from Washita. J. D. MILLS returned from Tishomingo. O. P. RUSHING and family went to look for a location on Wild Horse Creek. JACK STILLWELL has some relatives from Shawnee visiting. Mr. WYATT and Mr. PROFFER bought a place in Texas where they will move. FINLEY PROFFER was kicked on his arm by a horse, breaking both bones in the arm.

Graham: WILL CANNON is home from a few days from Hastings. J. S. WELCHER ginned his first bale of cotton at the gin yesterday. The cotton belongs to J. H. FOWLER. This is 22 days later than the time the first bale was ginned last season. J. A FOWLER took a load of hogs to Ardmore.

Fox: The baby of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. DAVIS is still sick; his mother is visiting from Nocona, Texas.

Durwood: WILSON WADLEY from Blue is here and will open a dry goods business.

Norton: J. R. PENNINGTON is here from Ardmore.

Berwyn: MISS MAUDE DOTSON returned from Davis. CHARLES HARDY retuned from purchasing dry goods stock at Kansas City. GAINES & DILLON finished their new livery stable. ED CHISM of Addington is here to visit his brother J. W. CHISM. W. F. WARREN returned from Tishomingo. J. P. MORAN is improving from his illness. JOHN PERRY and family moved to Waller Springs, Texas. MRS. ADDIE MOREHEAD and daughter returned from Duncan. J. H. PRICE is here from Oklahoma City.

Davis: SAM MORITZ, who has been running a barber shop here for the past year, moved to Ardmore. A. M. MITCHNER went to Norman. MISS ELLA HUNTER is the guest of MISS JESSIE DENTON. MRS. DICK JORDAN of Gainesville returned home after visiting her sister MRS. W. S. KING. J. W MORRIS and wife of Stillwater are visiting relatives here. MRS. SULLIVAN of Stillwater is visiting her daughter MISS FLOY, the milliner. JACK MAXEY and wife are visiting his mother. MRS. L. JOHNSON and children of Hennepin visited MRS. GEORGE SHOOK. W. W. POWERS, who has been acting as special agent at Fort Washita, is here to visit his family.

Comanche: J. PINSON was shot and killed by CHARLES LOCHRAN here yesterday afternoon.

Carried Back to Arkansas
JOHN CHURCH, a white man 45 years old, was arrested by Deputy J. M. STEPHENS at Comanche on a charge of illicit distilling in Arkansas to be returned there.

Personal Mention
MRS. W. F. BOWMAN and children returned from visiting relatives at St. Jo, Texas.
OTIS DALLAS, son of R. T. DALLAS, left to attend Texas Christian University.
C. S. COSTEN, brother of our townsman ANDY COSTEN, came from Tennessee and will probably locate here.
MRS. S. WESTHEIMER of Marietta came to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MAX MUNZESHEIMER.
MRS. DOC A. FIELDER and little daughter CLARE are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. DUSTON.
MISS GERTRUDE BASS arrived from St. Louis to take charge of the trimmings in LOWENSTEIN’S millinery house.
MRS. A. A. BULLARD and MRS. G. A. BULLARD returned from visiting relatives at Richland Center, Wisconsin.
MRS. R. LOWENSTEIN returned from purchased millinery stock in eastern markets.
MRS. M. J. SASS and son HERBERT, who visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. MAX MUNZESHEIMER, returned to New York City.
THOMAS H. HELTON and R. D. BECKHAM, two young Tennesseans from Lawrenceburg, are here with a view of making their home here.
MAURINE EASLEY, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOHN F. EALSEY, who visited her aunt MRS. ELLEN WALLACE at Valley View, Texas, returned home.
O.T. GREGORY, one of our real estate men, left for Paducah and Henderson, Kentucky.
W. M. ROBINSON returned from Anadarko and other Comanche County town where he looked after property interests.
MRS. J. W. LEVINE returned from St. Louis and New York where she purchased goods for the Baltimore Racket Store.
CHARLIE and MARVIN FANN, brothers of Dr. Fann, the dentist, arrived from Dalton, Georgia with a view of locating here.

G. W. BENTHUSEN, veterinary surgeon, tells us that someone stole his entire set of instruments.

Rev. F. M. LAWRENCE preaches today at Poland Chapel, four miles west of here. He just closed a successful meeting at Devil’s Half Acre, ten miles southeast of Ardmore on the little Anadarko Creek.

SAM H. BUTLER, who has been on a six weeks trip to see his parents at Adamsville, Tennessee, came in Friday, bringing his sister-in-law little miss CICI CROWE.

At the Jail

Monday, September 7, 1903

News over the Phone
Berwyn: LEWIS SWAN brought in our first bale of cotton. MRS. GEORGE LEWIS returned from Dardanelle, Arkansas. MISS MYRTLE MASSEY left for her home at Little Rock, Arkansas. J. P. TAYLOR went to purchase a stock of furniture at Oklahoma City.

Glenn: W. S. GARDNER and wife, MRS. J. N. ROBBERSON, LESTER ROBBERSON, and JAMES RICE and wife returned from Violet. MRS. LOLA JACKSON of Violet returned with them. S. M. MORTON and C. C. STILLWELL left to look for a location in Oklahoma.

Pauls Valley: HUGH ANTHONY died here Saturday night.

Vinita I. T., Sept. 6
It has been learned that RAY W. CLEVELAND drowned while trying to cross the Verdigris River.

GEORGE ERICHSON, who has been working alone, putting in and setting the boilers at the pumping station, was able to attend the Labor Day picnic.

At the Jail
BOB CAPPS, arrested as accessory to the killing of FRANK COONEY at Burneyville.
W. O. SATTERWHITE and JOE JOSEPH, arrested for stealing three head of cattle belonging to J. E. HARMON.
HENRY J. GREGG aka BLONDIE GREGG arrested near Chickasha, with intent to kill JOE WHITE.

Last Friday afternoon, CAROLINE ROUSSEAU, a negro woman 108 years old, died in the city. She formerly lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and belonged to a Frenchman named JOHN ROUSSEAU, who owned several negroes and had a great sugar cane plantation. “AUNC CAROLINE,” as everybody called her, enjoyed good health until a few days before her death.

Released from charges; MAUDE RIVERS and JOHN MOORE, both colored.

Tuesday, September 8, 1903

McKinney, Sept. 7
Rev. W. H. BURCH preached here.
FRANK ESTES and MISS MAGGIE FREEMAN, who lived 1 ½ miles south of here, were united in marriage last Sunday, Rev. JOHN HOLLAND officiating.
J. A. SHEPPARD and family returned from west Texas.
CARLYLE WHITTEN and sister MISS NORMA of Ardmore and MISS LOVE of Texas visited friends here.
MRS. RICE and MRS. SPLAWN of Marsden visited here.
CHARLES RICE and family visited relatives at Marsden.
JOHN ZELLNER for near Ardmore visited relatives here.
SAM NICHOLS is visiting relatives at Weaverton. His cousin was visited him.
MR. MAHONEY of Marsden was here on business.
CHARLES ZELLNER and family visited relatives at Brock.
DR. HOWARD MCKINNEY of Cumberland was here.
GARNER, little son of SCOTT MCKINNEY, had the small pox, the only case and in a very light form.

Oswalt, Sept. 7
N. S. POOL came to Oswalt.
J. W. MCCLUSKEY and wife have a new son.
HALCOM MCCLUSKEY is here from Texas.
J. W. WOODREL is teaching penmanship at Oswalt.
T. W. ROE will teach another music school.

Cumberland, Sept. 7
JOHN HOWETH and family returned to Alvarado, Texas.
Prof. GROVE of Pennington will teach school here, assisted by Prof. NICHOLS of Greenville, Texas.
Rev. MONROE COLSTON, assisted by Rev. SNIDER of Stephenville, Texas, just closed a revival here.
HORANCE ELWEATH returned from threshing in Oklahoma.
MISS MAUD MAYS is visiting relatives at Milburn.
Mr. HAYNES, a cotton buyer at Madill, was looking over our cotton crops.
INGE and HENDERSON have their gin ready.
Grandpa INGE and wife returned from visiting their children in Missouri.
JIM MILLIGAN returned to Collin County, Texas.
WALTER and ED MCGOW returned from Kiowa, I. T. where they put up hay.
Mr. SIMMON of White Mound, Texas had business here.
TOM HOWETH and wife were in Tishomingo.
TOM SHORT of Kemp is visiting BIRD HARPER.
R. T. SMITH returned from Durant.

Lindsay, Sept. 7
EMORY DUMAS and two horses were killed by lightning on the 28th. His brother was stunned.
W. L. BROWN of Duncan and G. W. WRIGHT opened a meat market in the old MCCARLEY shop.
Mr. BROWN’S child is very sick.
SMITH & BAKER put their gin in fine fix.
JACK LINDSAY came from Chickasha to put the machinery for the gin he built for the Chickasha Oil Mill Co.
JOE SEAL is on the sick list.
DR. A. C. CORNWELL bought the interest of his partner W. W. GIST in the drug store and will continue the business in his own name.
P. T. JONES and wife of Elmore visited friends here.
MISS PEARL BELL went to Henrietta.
E. L. MURPHEY, manager of the Leader, is moving his stock of goods to Weatherford, Texas.

Healdton, Sept. 5
MISS GRACE ORME is in Ardmore.
R. H. WHALEY went for gin machinery.
Mrs. INGRAM took some of her children to the Chickasaw school.
WES BURNEY of the townsite commission was here and valued lots, then he will go to Chagris.
DR. C. C. WILLIAMS of Kiowa country is visiting here.
R. E MORGESON received a telephone message that his sister-in-law died at Wynnewood.
DR. TEAGUE and brother E. L. TEAGUE were called to Fort Worth by the death of their father.

Tuttle, Sept. 7
J. A. LOONEY and family with H. G. LOONEY and family visited Mrs. LEON HANK.
WADE HALL sold his livery barn to I. WALDON.
MRS. LEON HANK visited her father at Hennepin.

Woodford, Sept. 7
D. S. RUMPH, M. D. of Mansfield, Texas visited his parents, Major and Mrs. D. M. RUMPH.
ASBERRY CALDWELL from Milo was here on business.
CLARK PERKINS has been sick with pneumonia and typhoid fever.

Simon, Sept. 7
GEORGE CALLAHAN of Missouri is here looking after the interest of his cattle.
ALBERT ROGERS of Ardmore returned home.
M. L. MITCHELL and Mr. CALLAHAN went to Texas.
W. J. STALLCUP and family visited relatives in Ardmore.

News over the Phone
Leon: Deputy W. E. MCLEMORE is here from Ardmore. AB BOSTICK, representing M. KAHN, is here from Gainesville.

Mill Creek: We received our first bale of cotton this morning, raised by FRANK GALLEAN, bought by J. H. ARNOLD for 12.05, premium of $32.50. W. H. HILL of Ardmore is here with R. HARDY. A telephone office was moved to the grocery store of SMATHERS & FREEMAN.

Lone Grove: The four year old child of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. CREW died yesterday afternoon, buried today.

Woolsey: Col. WOOLSEY moved his family to Comanche for the school. The debate between L. S. WELCH as infidel and U. G. WILKINSON as Christian closed Saturday night.

Comanche; J. M. HUDLOW, the grocer, sold his stock of goods to JOHN CLARK from Texas. Attorney W. L. GILBERT was here from Duncan. ED BOND of Duncan was also here.

Provence: Unknown parties burned a portion of JACK AVENT’S fence. J. J. KELLY returned from Missouri.

Earl; H. J. GREEN is better from his illness. R. FOUST returned from New Mexico where he went for his health.

Personal Mention
MISS EMMA PESTER of Dallas is the guest of MRS. J. F TAYLOR and MRS. WILL DOAK.
MRS. BLANCHE WOOD of Sherman is visiting her sister MS. STANLEY R. BRUCE on Carter Av.
J. W. SMITH, who has represented the Ardmoreite over the Chickasaw Nation for some time, left for Dallas.
Little Miss HELEN GOFF will arrive from Sulphur Springs, Texas to be the guest of her AUNT ELLA CHRISTIE.
J. J. DABBS, former Ardmore business man, is at Sulphur where he has a large Racket Store.
A.E. FULLER, an old telegraph operator and well known here, was in from Midway where he is employed with a big coal company.

Used Shotgun and Pistols
After the noon hour yesterday, a shooting took place on East Main Street between EXIE JONES and GARRETT (no given name), both colored, Jones with a pistol and Garrett with a shotgun. Neither hit the other. Garrett was arrested and Jones escaped.
B. F. JONES is here from Provence with a bale of cotton, classed strict middling.

R. A. CROMER brought a number of carving knives for the barbecue yesterday and he desired to have them claimed by the owners.

HOWARD RUSSELL, who has been at work with a gang of Western Union linemen east of here on the A. & C., came in quite sick and is now at the home of his brother C. E. RUSSELL.

MARSHALL CREWS, four year boy at Lone Grove, died yesterday at noon from bronchitis.

At the Jail
ROY CALVARY, 15 years old white boy, charged with trying to rob the N. B. WOOLSEY store there.
BILL SIDES, charged with robbing the Methodist preacher near Comanche.

OSCAR RITTER, working temporarily at the fire station, went to build a fire in the heater and used a little coal oil, but the old fire was not out, the heat of the stove formed a gas of the coal oil, igniting, burning his face and hands badly.

WILLIAM ROBERTS, colored, arrested at Berwyn with 20 pints of liquor.

JOE MATTHEWS, colored, age about 50 years, a former school teacher in the colored school here, died yesterday afternoon of consumption. He lived near the colored school house in northeast Ardmore. He was buried today.

Provence, Sept. 7
MR. FOSTER brought in the first bale of cotton from near Mannsville; the second bale was brought in by FRANK JONES who resides two miles south of town.

Jesse, Sept. 7
DAVIS BROTHERS’ hay bailer is still running.
NEELEY & KING are making real old time sorghum for the people here.
MRS. JOHN SURRELL is in Wapanucka visiting her father C. SKEEN and family.
GALE SLATTER and TOMMY MCCARTER went to Tishomingo to file on their lands.
ED KING, captain of the Jesse baseball team, has a sore head from catching a wild ball at Roff Tuesday.
J. C. SLATTER of Sherman, Texas is visiting his son PRICE and GALE this week.
Dr. DUNCAN and Dr. SNODGRASS performed a successful operation on HARRIS BROWN yesterday.
The child of A. W. GRIFFIN is better.
MRS. DAVENPORT has the sympathy of the people in the death of her child this week.

DR. J. A. HUMPHREY of Gainesville has located in Ardmore. He is a specialist and partner of Dr. ECHOLS.

Coleman, Sept. 7
JOE FISHER went to St. Louis to visit his mother. On the day he left, his wife and daughter were driving back here from Allison when their team ran away, demolishing the buggy and throwing the ladies out, who luckily escaped with a few bruises.
CHARLES ABBOTT and wife of Dow visited MRS. JOE MURRAY.
CHARLES BAILEY from Wanette arrived here last Thursday.
There is a dissatisfaction over the school question; some desire a new teacher, a gentleman of real good disciplinary powers. The present teacher is MS. J. J. ALLEN.
D. A. BAILEY, the cold drink man, is on the sick list.
WALTER JONES and MISS LUCY LAIL went to South McAlester and were married last Saturday.
On Sunday night, Aug. 30, several of the Craig boys went to Haileyville and, after spending some time in revelry, started back. When they were some distance from Haileyville, someone fired on them from ambush, wounding WILLIE RUSSELL who is now in the South McAlester hospital with slight hope of recovery.

Wednesday, September 9, 1903

Drowned at Coalgate
Coalgate, Sept. 8: LUTHER JONES, 17, of Bonham, Texas was drowned in a strip pit near Mine No. 5 on the outskirts of town yesterday. Young Jones in company with his father and younger brother arrived here Saturday with a load of apples, intending to sell them on Labor Day. He was very hot and concluded to go swimming, though his companions advised him not to enter the water. The remains were taken to Bonham.

Tragedy on Trains
On board a Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf train, just before reaching Howe, STONE MCILVAIN was shot and killed.

Killed His Brother-in-Law
TOM DOSSETT was arrested in Oklahoma City for the murder of his brother-in-law at Lafalet, Tennessee three years ago. He had lived in Oklahoma two years and was recognized by a Tennessee man. Dossett says the killing was done in self-defense.

Eastman, Sept. 7
W. H. BASS and MISS LULA ROBINSON were quietly married last Monday.
Visiting: GEROGE SIPES from the Choctaw Nation and BOB MITCHELL from Marlow.
Prof. SANDERS closed his school with a good exhibition.
JERRY BASS and son WILL are at Tishomingo with their families to file on their land.
TOBE SMITH returned from visiting in Texas.

Troy, Sept. 5
J. W. WYNN and BEN FREEMAN are visiting from the Choctaw Nation.
MISS LEAN COPLES of Anvil Rock is visiting here.
G. W. BAKER and GEORGE MATTHEWS returned from the Choctaw Nation.
MISSES CORA and MYRTLE FAIRCHILDS entertained their friends last Wednesday with music and parlor games.
Rev. J. F. STANDIFER is conducting a protracted meeting.
W. F. TALLANT and wife visited G. W. BAKER.
A.A. CHAPMAN and DAVE UNDERWOOD of Ravia were here.
Our school, under the management of PROF. BRADLEY, will close next Friday and he will return to Bradley, I. T.
Married at the residence of the bride’s daughter, MRS. G. M. LAWSON, Mr. HARWOOD of Baum and MRS. M. J. WILLIS of Roy.

Fox, Sept. 7
Our school is progressing nicely under the management of MISS CHLOE FULSOM.
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. DAVIS lost their little baby, one year, from typhoid and pneumonia. He was buried Sunday.
Mr. and Mr. BILL SELBY’S little baby died Sunday morning and was buried Sunday evening.

Hewitt, Sept. 8
Dr. GOSSETT is moving to Durant.
Dr. HIGH went to see his wife at Ardmore.
MRS. JESSIE HORTON, MRS. GERTIE THOMPSON and ERNEST HORTON are visiting at Spanish Fort, Texas.
B. F WARD bought his house occupied by Dr. Gossett and will move into it.
G. W. THOMPSON of Reck will begin a series of meetings at Hewitt Friday.

Newport, Sept. 8
DR. WIGGINS’ family has been sick.
REV. THOMAS NATIONS of Mississippi returned home.
J. W. LASLEY purchased the Newport drug store and is stocking a full line of staple drugs and medicine.
The family of S. G. SEXTON has been sick.
MISS ETHEL BAKER is visiting her sister MRS. WILLIAMS at Baum.

Emet, Sept. 8
The Chickasaw Wagon Factory Co. sold a half interest to a Milburn corporation and will be moved there.
FRANK PANGBURR went to Comanche.
There is a new butcher shop here, VAUGHN & JOHNSON.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. NASH and M. K. RICHMOND went to Sulphur.

Foster, Sept. 7
Mr. HARRELL’S son has been sick with fever.
NEWT CHILDS is sick with fever.
J. R. WILKINSON of Comanche is holding a series of meetings.
Prof. W. A. GRISHAM of Elmore, formerly of Jacksboro, Texas, will teach our fall and winter school.
MS. H. C. DEBOW went to visit her parents at Erin Spring.
R. C. HARRIS went to Naples.

McMillan, Sept. 8
Rev. MCKINNEY conducted a revival here at the Missionary Baptist Church.
Prof. FOX closed his summer school. He has been teaching her for about two years.
LEO WILSON of Ada accompanied his sister MISS LULA WILSON to visit relatives here.
MISS ANNIE LANIERE of Tyler is visiting her brother A. F. LANIERE.
W. M. LEADER and MISS DOT DRAWGUESS were married a few days since. They visited MRS. G. W. MCMILLAN then left for Tishomingo where he is country court clerk.
HARRY BOLLES and wife are visiting at Weaver.

News over the Phone
Holder: L. G. SMITH returned from Wise County, Texas. CAL STEWART returned from Scullin.

Mill Creek: The second bale of cotton was purchased by W. S. EUBANK for 10.60. W. C. HOOSER of Troy visited here.

Berwyn: MISS CALLIE SUMNER returned from Krum, Texas where she visited her sister MRS. DOLLIE GIBBS. JOHN HARDY went to Springer. The baby of Mr. and Mrs. HENRY CROSKILL died yesterday and was buried today at the BUD YOUNG Cemetery. W. K. PASCHALL brought in a bale of cotton.

Fox: The baby of Mr. and Mrs. DAVIS was buried Sunday. The baby of Mr. and Mrs. WILL SELBY died Sunday and was buried Sunday afternoon at the same time as the Davis baby. M. T. PIERCE went to Ardmore. JOHN FARR, who took a bale of cotton from Elk and secured a premium as first bale of the season at Wynnewood, says he did not receive the $50 premium as reported but received a premium of $10.40.

Graham: FRANK SCIVALLY of Ardmore was here. N. W. GRIFFIN is on the sick list. E. R. BUTLER had a bale of cotton ginned here.

Elk: GEORGE WALDRUP and family returned from Pauls Valley. J. S. KELLY returned from Grayson County, Texas.

Loco: T. J. CLARK, JAMES LEFTWICH, and R. H. ROBBERSON went to Duncan.

Dixie: H. J. GIDDEN returned from Oklahoma.

Comanche: Attorney Z. PERKINS returned from Oklahoma. Postmaster YATES is building a new residence on Hill St. Rev. J. M. RAY made a business trip to Duncan. H. B. LOCKETT and family returned from Wichita Falls, Texas.

Durwood: DR. BATES returned to Coalgate.

Ravia: DICK COX brought in the premium bale yesterday, a premium of $57 and $50.83 for the cotton, netting him about $108.

Personal Mention
MRS. G. W. COKER of Mount Pleasant, Texas returned home.
MRS. J. M. PRATER of Norman, O. T., is here to look after her property interests.
Captain and Mrs. T. B. JOHNSON and little Miss KATIE JOHNSON, their granddaughter, returned from Los Angeles.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. RENEAU, MISS IRENE RENEAU, and Master CHARLES CUTTS of Mineola, Texas are visiting Mr. and Mrs. SAM ROBERTSON.
MRS. L. DEMERY and daughters BESSIE and MISSOURI, Mr. and Mrs. SAUNDERS, all of Davis, visited here.
Rev. P. R EAGLEBARGER and daughter MISS BESSIE will leave for Muskogee for the opening of the Spalding Institute.
H. W. HARGIS of Monroe, N. C. and conductor on the Seaboard Airline, is in town with his three boys, TOM, DICK, and HARRY, visiting his relatives, Judge and Mrs. JOHN L. GALT and MAC PETTITT.

SAM SMITH, colored, charge with assault against J. F. DILL, white.

Nebo, Sept. 7
CHARLES DURIE was here to say he sold the gin.
REV. GEORGE W. CRAWFORD of Nebo and J. L. HILL of Mill Creek conducted a five day Baptist meeting at White Mound last week.
JOHN NOLAND and family of Glenn are visiting in Board Bottom.
R. C. KREBS is making improvements on his farm buildings.
J. S. WEBSTER and family of Board Bottom went on business to Hickory.
In Jail
Three Mississippi Choctaws, JOHN, SEYMOUR, and JIM FORB, brothers, were charged for disturbiing the peace near their home six miles from Ardmore.

Chigley, Sept. 7
J. J. WILLIAMS is working for MATT WOLF.
WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM of Alvord, Texas is visiting his parents here.
S. J. MCCOY and L. E. RUSS left for the Creek Nation.
BEE WELCH returned after a long visit at Mud Creek.
B. F. WILSON and H. TOOD are busy making molasses.
J. T COOPER of Davis was here.
DAD ALLEN and MISS DELORA BROWN paid us a pleasant visit en route to Wynnewood from Sulphur.
MISS ANNIE COLBERT of Davis is visiting MRS. DAVIS.
JIMMIE NOLEN and H. C. SMITH are visiting here from Marysville.
WILLIAM GRAHAM accepted a position as fireman at the round bale gin.

Thursday, September 10, 1903

News over the Phone
Comanche: CHARLES LOCHRAN, who shot and killed J. I. PINSON here last Friday, surrendered and was taken to Duncan for an examining trial. S. F. SANDERS is putting in a gin. MAYOR MELLISH is trying some civil cases today. Elder O. M. THOMASON of Minco is here.

Duncan: JOHN THRASHER, charged with embezzlement, had an examining trial today, bound over.

Earl: H. J. GREEN is on the sick list. TOM HAGLE bought the A. L. SIMS property. Rev. J. W. TENNISON is conducting a meeting on Mill Creek. LEON BROWN visited relatives here. JESSE MCDONALD went to Arkansas. W. J. RAY is in Ardmore on business. W. T. CAIN took corn to Ardmore.

Berwyn: E. A. AYERS, a negro, was arrested on charges in Lee County, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. MAYS gave an ice cream supper.

Personal Mention
MRS. W. H. BURTON of Simonds, Texas visiting her sister MRS. B. F. MILLS on West Main Street.
O. W. BOATMAN, an experienced hardware man of Dallas, accepted a position with WILLIAM, CORHN & Co.
RAYMOND HURD, son of Mr. Hurd, operator at the Santa Fe Depot, left for Hico, Texas where he will enter school.
Z. R. BOX, wife and mother of Mrs. Box and MISS MAMIE HARRIS left for their future home at Weatherford, Texas.
S. R. SCIVALLY left for El Paso, Texas where he has been engaged to work for a large business house there.
MRS. F. C. DUGGER of Hope, Arkansas arrived to make her home with her sister MRS. H. V. ROBSON, 120 Seventh Ave. NE.
MRS. D. A. TANNER, who visited her daughter Mrs. W. S. CROCKETT here for three months, returned home to Shreveport, Louisiana.
RICHARD MCLISH and sons JERRY and RICHARD and MRS. W. F. WHITTINGTON with WILLIS WHITTINGTON left for Stillwater where the boys will enter the A. & M. College.
JOHN COLSON left for his old home in Tipps County, Mississippi. He cares a roll of Ardmoreite newspapers with him as there are already a great many readers of this paper there and he thinks many of his people will be induced to move here.
CLAUDE STUBBLEFIELD and family leave for their new home in the Choctaw Nation between Durant and Starrett. Mr. Stubblefield has been a resident of Ardmore for 13 years and has been salesman for the firm of WILLIAMS, CORHN & Co. He will now farm.

EARLY AYERS, negro, was arrested at Hall’s Chapel on charges of cattle stealing in Lee County, Texas.

Turn Tables on Them
ROBERT GIBBS and JUDD TRIGLER walked into the commissioner’s office to make a complaint against MRS. TOM HUDSON, who they claimed poisoned a spring from which they procure water. Mrs. Hudson had already filed a complaint for aggravated assault against the boys when they threw rocks at her home and at her. They were arrested.

Fire under the Boilers
GEORGE ERICHSON finished setting the boilers at the pumping station and fire was set in the furnace.

At the Jail
ED WHITE, white and an electrican

J. C. GRAHAM brought in four ducks from the Ardmore Rod and Gun Club Lake, the first of the season.

More than half of the business portion of Wayne, first station south of Purcell, was destroyed by fire.

The very excellent school, Bloomfield Academy, began the fall and winter term with a full quota of people and the following education staff: PROF. EARL S. LIGHT, formerly of Michigan University, as principal; MISS MICA MULLINS for the intermediate department; MISS ZENOBIA YARBOROUGH for the primary department and elocution; MISS LIBBIT BENENTT, MRS. M. J. STAATS for music; MISS NANNIE SCRUGGS for art; MRS. E. B. HINSHAW as matron. There were 170 applications for the quota of 100 places.

W. J. COOK, section leader on the Texas and Oklahoma RR, the name given to the Katy extension from Coalgate to Oklahoma City, wants to employ colored tracklayers.

Last Night’s Fire
The bakery of J. H. SPIEGLE on West Main Street was destroyed by fire. J. J. STOLFA, the tailor next door east, had damage of $60 as was I. BOGER, the jeweler, in the same store. A. B. LEVIN of the Baltimore Racket Store, first door west, had damages of $1000.

MRS. J. W. SMITH, 201 North Washington, respectfully informs the ladies of Ardmore and vicinity that she is now receiving samples and styles in ready-to-wear lady suits from the famous Stevens Bros. establishment in Chicago.

Friday, September 11, 1903

Railway Bridge Gave Way
There was a disastrous wreck on the Arkansas and Choctaw RR in which Engineer R. C. MCCLELLAN, Fireman BARTON and Brakeman HILL met death at a point between Soper and Hugo. The freight train was crossing a bridge when the bridge gave way, all the train except the caboose went into the ditch. Conductor O. W. HANNA, in charge of the train, was unharmed.

News over the Phone
Mill Creek: WESLEY PUGH of old Mill Creek is in the city today. Rev. FULLINGAME of Dougherty is assisting in the meeting here. BURNEY GRAVES returned from visiting his parents at Ledyard, Iowa. Miss LOWRANCE of Buckhorn is attending the meeting here. BENTON LOONEY is visiting friends at Sherman, Texas.

Berwyn: LAWRENCE DAVIS and MISS FANNIE BUCHANAN were united in marriage at the parsonage this morning by Rev. W. B. MOON.

Loco: Our first bale of cotton was sold this morning; it was brought in by SAM BOYD and bought by R. H. ROBBERSON at 10.25. R. H. ROBBERSON and family left for Rosston, Texas where Mrs. Robberson’s father is ill. W. H. RADER and M. M. HIGHTOWER made a business trip to Alma.

Fox: Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MORGAN, a daughter. CHARLES PIERCE is here from Tussy. JOHN and CHARLEY PIERCE went to Healdton for some fruit. J. W. RAGSDALE has his gin ready for the cotton crop.

Durwood: F. K. WEST is improving from his illness. W. D. MOFFETT of Cooke County, Texas is visiting here. W. T. CAIN’S brother is here from Texas.

Greenville, Sept. 10
JIM RILEY returned from Texas.
MISS STELLA PEERY returned from Texas.
ARTIE GREENE and family and his sister-in-law, MISS BERTIE RICHARDSON of Hugar, O. T., arrived from a two months stay in Oklahoma.
JOE PRICE and family, and WILL HARLASS of Berwyn are visiting JOHN WADE.
MRS. BURNS is rejoicing in a visit from her mother RMS. CAROLINE SETTLES and her sister MRS. SARAH BROOKS of Missouri, whom she has not seen in 25 years.
DAVE PEERY is visiting relatives near Cheyenne, O. T.
MRS. HOOPER is on the sick list.
CHARLES FALLIS of Cooke County, Texas is visiting his sister MRS. BESSIE BURNS.
MISS JULIA PORTER is visiting at Ardmore.
“UNCLE DICK” WEBB of McKinney, Texas, formerly of here, and ED GLOVER, wife and son are visiting UNCLE DAVE NICHOLS.
LITTLE BILL NICHOLS and family are visiting in Cooke County, Texas.

MRS. BLANCHE GARRETT sold two houses and lots, No. 318 and No. 320 North Washington for $3,400, one of W. R. BURNITT and one to Mr. and Mrs. A. A. LEVINE.

Fine fresh apples at 75 cents per bushel at J. A. PULLIAM’S orchard on H St. NW.

RICHARD MALLORY, who is here from the Rod and Gun Club lake, informed us that many visitors are at the park and lake, MESDAMES FURMAN, COLEMAN, ANDERSON, THURMOND, POTTER and BYRNE took dinner at the Lake Hotel and MISSES CECIL WHITTINGTON, NITA WILLIAMS, JULIA BLAKE, JOSEPHINE SOUTHERN and Messrs. EVANS, TANKERSLEY, NICHOLS and JONES were guests for supper there.

Died in Northwest Ardmore yesterday afternoon, LOTTIE MEADOWS, a colored woman about 35 years of age. She was well liked by her own people and by the white people who knew her. Consumption was the cause of death.

Horse Thieves
JOHN BLUE and BILL CAMPBELL, arrested north of Velma as suspected horse thieves, they were riding bareback with rocks around the horses necks. They admitted the horses were stolen. The boys claim to live at Romulas, O. T. and are 20 and 23 years of age respectively.

J. R. BAXTER, better known as FATTY BAXTER, who lives a mile east of Grantham, met with a serious accident when he returned from Tishomingo. He attempted to get out of the wagon and stepped on a front wheel which turned, throwing him under the wagon and a rear wheel ran over him, breaking his left collar bone. From The Madill News.

Personal Mention
MISS MARY RANDOLPH of Gainesville is visiting here.
H. D. ARGO and wife of Durwood returned home.
ED RINGNER left on the train to advertise the ball games.
MRS. J. M. DUDLEY of Sonoraville, Georgia is here to visit her daughter MRS. LUCILLE EASLEY.
MRS. S. J. HARTING returned to Gainesville after visiting her mother MRS. DAN CONWAY.
GEORGE M. BAILEY, the Washington correspondent for the Dallas News, was here en route to Tishomingo.
WILL PYEATT is here from Nebo, Arkansas where he closed the season for the Summitt Park Hotel. He says it a most delightful climate around there and the scenery is most picturesque.

Oklahoma City, Sept. 10
While walking in her sleep at 3:00 in the morning, FANNIE SOPER, who came here from Yukon, was mistaken for a burglar and shot in the side by JOHN HUDATKA. His wife heard someone walking in the house and after shooting, the person proved to Miss Soper.

Chickasha, Sept. 10
S. O. KELLY, a brakeman on the Oklahoma division of the Rock Island, was badly beaten by three tramps entering Chickasha last night. Kelly saw the tramps and entered to eject them, when all three jumped him and beat him.

Keller, Sept. 10
The first bale was ginned, brought in by J. L. SHEALES.
C. L. BOWERS is building a new residence.
H. S. BETTIS is building a building a barn to hold his corn and hay.
A.D. HYDE had business at Ardmore.
J. L. WHITE returned from Mexico.
O. F. BEAVERS returned from Mountain Park where he has been improving his place.

J. T. WYONT, the old Confederate soldier, is 64 years old today. He was born in Macon County, North Carolina Sept. 11, 1839 and enlisted in the First North Carolina Regiment in May 1861, in the second battle of Manassas. He belonged to STEWART’S Cavalry. He was one of the nine men who recaptured Gen. WADE HAMPTON from the Yankees when almost in their lines during the battle of Gettysburg.

New Suits Filed
HENRY MOSES, proprietor of the Cincinnati Racket Store vs Choctaw Investment Co.
L. MCKINNEY vs MARION OSBORN and CHARLES MILLSAP for possession of land

JOHN FISHER, white, arrested near Pauls Valley, charged with embezzlement, later a warrant from Berryville, Arkansas arrived for his horse stealing there.

Sunday, September 13, 1903

A Terrible Explosion
A special from Eldorado, Kansas says a carload of powder set on a Frisco siding near Beaumont by a freight crew got beyond control while switching and ran several miles, colliding with a train which had left the station at Winfield. The dead are MILTON PENEFOCK a fireman at Enid, O. T., J. N. HOLT, a brakeman at Enid; the injured are A. H. MERRILL of Atlanta, Kansas and FRED ORR of Atlanta, Kansas.

Wynnewood, Sept. 12
The wife of Dr. GRAY, a colored physician, died. She was a leader in their society.

Civil Docket at Ada
Equitable Manufacturing vs COULSON & JEFFERIES
Toureley Metal and Hardware vs D. C. BOSLEY
W. K. BROWN vs St. Louis & S. F. RR
J. A. BRAWLEY vs the railroad
J. J. BURTON vs railroad
CHARLES ROSS vs railroad
St. Louis & Santa Fe RR vs petition to appoint referees
G. W. W. HUTCHINS vs First National Bank of Ada
A.A. ANDERSON vs First National Bank of Ada
Barton Brothers vs R. E. HODGE

Citizenship Court calendar

Pauls Valley, Sept. 12
W. J. LONG took his daughter MAUD to attend school at Waxahachie.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN UPSHAW of Wanette is visiting here.
Mr. and Mrs. ELROY of Oklahoma City was here.
MRS. JENNIE PAUL went to Tishomingo.
MRS. M. M. GUBIN returned from visiting relatives at St. Louis.
C. J. GRANT took his daughter NORA to the Bloomfield Academy.
FRANK SNEED of Mt. Scott, Oklahoma is visiting old friends hre.
MRS. C. P. BRUCE returned from visiting relatives at Ardmore.
W. R. BANDY of Lexington was here

A Double Wedding
A double wedding took place at the clerk’s office last Friday afternoon, Deputy Clerk N. H. MCCOY performing the ceremony. The parties were from Woodford, L. T. FINLEY and LOLA HOOD and E. C. RIM and MYRTLE JOHNSON.

Serious Result of Joke
As the result of a practical joke by another girl, MISS ALICE BROWN, who lives near Baum, has been lying unconscious since Thursday night. Recently a young lad named BOONE WHITE died in that community. His mother, a widow lady, became quite sick and was taken to the home of BOB DENSON near Baum to receive more careful attention. The Rebekahs of Baum, of which Miss Alice Brown is a member, volunteered their services to wait on the sick woman. While Miss Brown was there, a young girl of the household passed through the house, covered in a white sheet; Miss Brown saw the seeming apparition and passed out, still in that state.

Monday, September 14, 1903

Oklahoma Tragedy
Hobart, Sept. 12
After a quarrel, W. H. TAYLOR, who lives ten miles south of Lone Wolf, shot and killed DICK SCHILLER, both farmers. Schiller is the owner of a farm upon which Taylor had raised a share crop this year. So when Taylor and his little sons were picking cotton, Schiller appeared in the field and told Taylor to use the pistol he was carrying. Taylor turned and ran about 30 days, Schiller pursued. As Schiller advanced, Taylor retreated, telling Schiller to stop, finally Taylor drew the pistol and shot Schiller. Taylor then went to town and surrendered to the officers.

News over the Phone
Keller: G. W. FANNIN is here from Sneed.

Dixie: JIM MCILVAIN went to Ardmore where he accepted a position with T. C. RANDOL. MRS. OVERSTREET has been sick. WILL MCILVAIN returned from Comanche.

Comanche: J. A. HAGER of Robberson is here. EDGAR COPELAND is here from Duncan.

Loco: Rev. GEORGE COX of Montague is looking for a location here.

Elk: Two wolves were caught by the Hunters League.

Fox: J. C. PIERCE and wife went to Coon Branch.

Provence: S. B. BAILEY and family from Ardmore are visiting R. R. TURNER and family. We are sorry to learn that MR. GRADY, whose homes was between here and Ardmore, was killed by lightning last night at Coalgate where he had gone on a prospecting tour. He was the father of R. L. GRADY of this place. J. W. WILKERSON of Whitewright, Texas is here in the interest of the Woodmen of the World.

Durwood: MRS. FRANK RAMSEY is sick with fever.

Mill Creek: The Frisco ran an excursion to the fair at Denison, among those from Mill Creek were L. F. FREEMAN, JOE DRAUGHON, W. C MORGAN, W. B. WALKER, ANDREW SMATHERS, J. H. ARNOLD and JAMES BEAVER. W. D. BARRETT of Pontotoc was here en route to the Denison fair. T. L. PACE, who died at Reagan Friday, was buried Saturday at Troy.

Milo: STANFORD MOORE and ORIN MAHAFFEY are on the sick list. J. W. JOHNSON, J. H. SANDERSN, and A. LEWIS brought in the first three bales of cotton to W. A. TALIAFERRO’S new gin Friday. As a premium, Johnson was given free bagging for the first bale, the other two gentlemen received a fifty cents cash premium.

Milburn, Sept. 12
JESSE WOOD is putting in another cotton yard.
C. C. BUNCH is building a new livery stable on South Main Street.
MISS MINA WHEELER, former superintendent of public instruction at Marion County, Kentucky, accepted the principalship of the school here.
GILL Brothers are moving their entire stock of general merchandise from Wiley to here. They will occupy one of the new bricks on North Main.
GARDNER & RENFROW of Emet purchased a business house here and will move their business here. Mr. Renfrow has already moved his family.
A company of local business men purchased a half interest in the Chickasaw Wagon & Mfg. Co. and will move it here. The directors are J. W. WARREN, Z. BAIN, P. A. MARTIN, W. P. DUDLEY, J. T. GARDNER, R. H. FARNHORN, L. J. MILBURN, an W. J. MILBURN.
SHERMAN FRANKLIN of Kentucky leased large tract of Blue River land and will move his family here.

Mill Creek, Sept. 12
GRANT IRWIN resigned as postmaster at Troy and accepted a position at Mill Creek Grain and Feed Co.
MISS MINNIE LINE /LYON returned from Dallas.
MRS. S. L. MARTIN and her niece MISS HOFFMAN returned from Sulphro.
MISS ANNA LEE SMITH moved her millinery from Mr. Eubanks’ to her own place on Main Street.
BENNIE GRAVES returned from a visit in northern Iowa.
C. M. MAYS is fixing up his residence in the east side of town.
MINTER HAYS recovered from his illness.

At the Jail
MARTIN DAVIS and FRED SHILDNER were arrested in Ardmore charged with introducing liquor; Davis is an attendant in a pool hall and Schildner is a bartender.
EMMITT SNELLING and CHARLES COOK were charged with robbing a postoffice at Moritz.
CHARLES WALKER, age 16 from Pauls Valley, charged with forgery.

Personal Mention
MISS HANNAH NORRIS is visiting her sister MRS. H. RUTHERFORD at Chickasha.
G. W. YOUNG of near Berwyn brought his son JIM to enter Hargrove College.
W. H. JOHNSON left for Lexington, Missouri to enroll his son GARRETT in the military school.
MISSES VIRGIE KING and KITTIE STANSELL left to visit friends at Sherman.
MITCH BONNER and D. E. ALLEN left for Perry to participate in a big shoot there.
MRS. H. T. RUTHERFORD returned home to Chickasha after visiting her daughter MRS. E. D. NORRIS.
MISS FANNIE BUSH of Nocona, Texas, after visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. F. EASLEY, departed for Denison, Texas.
GEORGE L. GATES and his accomplished and charming bride arrived from an extended wedding tour through the northern cities and lakes.

J. J. KELLY reports the water tower finished except for painting the inside. From here, he goes to Marshall, Texas to build a 75 x 32 tank on top of a 105 foot tower.

Healdton, Sept. 13
R. H. WHALEY says it was a girl, born Thursday morning.
WILL PIERSON sold his crop and moved to the Choctaw Nation.
On the sick list: MRS. J. H. WOMBLE, MRS. ORME.
BEN COLLINS’ family is visiting relatives at Ardmore.
BEN HEALD left for school at Tishomingo.
EMET and ABLE CHASE left to attend school at Hargrove College at Ardmore.
Miss GRACE ORME returned from Ardmore.

Simon, Sept. 12
M. A. MCCLUSKEY moved from Oswalt to be the fireman at the gin here.
P. F. BUTLER and J. W. BROWN exchanged residences here.
M. L. HODGES and T. M. CULWELL had business at Ardmore.
J. L. HOGUE passed through en route to Ardmore.
Dr. De Fresce says the health of the community is improving.

Taken to Texas
J. A. HILL of Tishomingo was taken to Texas where he is wanted on moving mortgaged property from Texas.

JOHN GRIFFIN, colored, was arraigned for beating his wife, a dispute over money.

Released from Jail
ALMA WOODS, boy who stole a bicycle, was released.
GERTRUDE DEAN, a white woman charged for conduct unbecoming to a woman, served her time and was released.

Letters testamentary on the estate of KATE TURNER, deceased…

Tuesday, September 15, 1903

Coleman, Sept. 14
JAMES COWARD, while digging coal here, got his right leg and hip badly broken by a large rock falling on him in the pit. He was taken to the hospital at South McAlester.
Rev. WATSON of Hartshorne held preaching services here and J. W. BAILEY preached.
L. A. SHAFFER, age 74 from Arkansas, moved here.
D.A . BAILEY and J. W. BAILEY were on the sick list last week.
A.K, CRAIG, general superintendent of the BOLEN-DARNELL Coal Mines, inspected the mines.

Provence, Sept. 14
WALTER MUSGRAVE has been sick.
Mr. and Mrs. JOHN PAUL’S baby is sick.
J. W. WILKERSON of Whitewright, Texas is here in the interests of the Woodmen of the Year.
MRS. S. B. BAILEY and children of Ardmore visited the R. R. JONES family.
D. G. GRADY of Provence, who was at Coalgate on business, was killed by lightning last night.

Brock, Sept. 14
D. J. CANNON has been sick.
C. H. BIGBIE got his gin in fine shape.
UNCLE JOHN MASTERSON was here laughing and joking as usual. He plans to move back here. He and AUNT MILLIE are a great and helpful acquisition to any neighborhood.

Chigley, Sept. 14
MRS. GEORGE WILLIAMS and children visited J. R. BLYTHE of Davis.
Prof. KUYKENDALL’S singing school closed Friday with a good attendance.
BEE and THOMAS WELCH left for Mud Creek. Supposition is that Bill went after his girl.
WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM of Alvord, Texas returned home after visiting his parents here.
MISS MAY and LEE WARE are visiting at Rush Springs.
Mr. GRAHAM moved to Wynnewood where he is fireman at the RABB compress.
LEIGHTON TOMLINSON of Monk was over and he says the next time, he will take someone back with him.
ED MASON accepted a position with Mr. COOPER at Davis.
THOMAS WOLFORD and family of the Choctaw Nation are visiting the family of his brother W. R. WOLFORD.
COLUMBUS NELSON and family are transacting business at Tishomingo.
E. A. BUTT, the hustling lumberman of Wynnewood, was here on business.
J. S. WILLIAMS, W.R. and F. H. WOLFORD returned from a big fishing trip.
Mr. and Mrs. S. MASON recovered from malarial fever.
We need a doctor here. It is hard on us farmers to send 8 to 10 miles for a physician.
Rev. WAKINS, Baptist preacher at Hart, preached here.
MRS. LUSTER, who has been teaching school here, closed the school for cotton picking.

News over the Phone
Woolsey: W. N. WOOLSEY moved his family to Comanche.

Comanche: WILL SKAGGS of Walters is here.

Duncan: Some Duncan people attended court at Comanche: Editor COPELAND, B. L. MARCH, W. GILBERT and A. L. MCFALL.

Graham: Profs. WILLIAMS and MASK of Cornish are here.

Fox: DR. J. C. WALKER is very sick; Dr. DAVIS of Sneed and Dr. WILSON of Graham are attending him.

Provence: Born to Mr. and Mrs. J.F. (?) a son. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. G. FLETCHER.

Madill; MISS MARY MCCOUBREY is visiting her aunt MISS SALLIE YOUNG. Rev. J. H. UNDERWOOD is conducting a meeting at the Methodist Church. G. P. REIFACHSNEIDER of Ardmore bought cotton here.

McMillan, Sept. 14
MISS AVA MILLNER and Mr. BAIRD of Madill visited here Sunday.
W. H. CRISWELL and PEARL TOON of Madill visited here.
A party from Weaverton visited our town Sunday, including Misses BOILES, Miss MARY MILNER of Madill and Messrs. JONES and sister of Weaverton.
GEORGE REYNOLDS of Overbrook and MISS IDA LOWERY of McMillan were married at the residence of the bride’s home on Thursday afternoon, the 10th, R. W. ELDRINGTON officiated. They left for their home at Overbrook.
MRS. J. L. SWAFFORD entertained quite a number of young people at her home in honor of MSIS LULA WILSON of Ada, who is her niece and also MISS ANNE LANIERE of Weaverton on Wednesday.
MISS HATTIE HODGES and a gentleman friend from Madill visited here Sunday.
The tens old baby of Mr. and Mrs. HAM EVANS died last Wednesday, the 9th and was buried in the McMillan cemetery in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends Thursday.
DR. D. P. WINSTON of Brock was here.
MISS LULA WILSON, accompanied by her grandmother MRS. M. WILSON, left for Ada, to the regret of her many friends.
The many friends of MRS. SAM DODD were delighted to have her among the guests at the exercises for Children’s Day on Sunday.
DR. J. L. COX visited his father in Texas and found his father improving from his illness.

Wednesday, September 16, 1903

Struck by Lightning
Chickasha, Sept. 14: Last night J. M. ANTHONY and family and a party of movers stopped at the farm house of J. O. HILL, 1 ½ miles south of Chickasha, for shelter during a heavy thunder storm. At 8:00 lightning struck the two room frame house, injuring all occupants. Mrs. Anthony, his mother and daughter BESSIE were knocked senseless. R. M. SHIERS was paralyzed from the knee down and Mr. HILL’S shoulder and arm were paralyzed. The injured are under the care of a physician.

Purcell, Sept. 14: W. W.HAYS, a car repairer, while working in the Santa Fe yards yesterday afternoon, was caught between two cars and his head and legs were crushed, dying instantly. The remains were taken Norman for burial.

Eastman, Sept. 15
W. H. BASS, wife and MRS. CARLTON are in Tishomingo on land business.
GEORGE SIPES went on business to the Choctaw Nation.
CHARLES SIMMONS of Simon is here; he is one of Eastman’s oldest citizens.
Dr. HANSION reported a good deal of sickness.
MISS GERTRUDE PETTY and BOB BIGHAM were married this evening at her father’s home, JAMES PETTY, at Eastman.

Reagan, Sept. 15
L. R. PACE, who has been down with cancer all last year, died yesterday evening.
C. H. WADE, who has been confined to his room, is about to be out on crutches.
J. J. GRIMES is looking for a location in Greer County.
D. TEAFATILLER is visiting in the Seminole Nation.

Connersville, Sept. 14
Connersville is a thriving village near the head of Blue River. We have fine farms and good grazing. Our school began this week with a large attendance. It is ten month’s school.

Tussy, Sept. 15
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. JONES and family are visiting relatives on the BROWN farm. Rev. H. F. SMITH is recovering from illness.

A new suit was filed today: MRS. L. E. SUGGS vs her husband W. P. B. SUGGS for a divorce

MRS. H. P. EVETTS accepted a position with MADDEN, SYKES & Co. and has charge of the ladies’s tailoring department.

H. P. EVETTS is building one of the neatest four room houses in Ardmore on Fourth Ave., NW between Washington and Caddo Streets.

G. W. RITTER and O. L. DENNES went and killed a number of plover west of here.

Another change has taken place at the fire department. JAMES CRIM, who was the driver of the hose cart, has las county; CHARELS M. BRANSON, private drove the steam, takes place, while NICK BIBB has been employed to drive the steamer.

News over the Phone
Provence: The remains of R. L. GRADY’S father, who was killed by lightning at Coalgate Sunday night, were buried here yesterday.

Graham: MRS. PRICE and little daughter RUTH and MISS MISSOURI PUCKETT left to visit at Ardmore.

Comanche: MR. CREED of Vernon, Texas is here after a stolen horse. The horse thief is now in the Vernon jail. MISS ADA BOUNDS will conduct the music department of the high school here.

Thursday, September 17, 1903

Chickasha, Sept. 16
VERNA BROWN is under arrest.

Bob, Sept. 16
Mr. COUTHERN / SOUTHERN and family returned from Mineral Wells, Texas where they were for Mrs. Couthern’s health.
J. W. PEARSON and J. B. BRENT went to Gainesville.
TOM HOBBS and wife of Illinois Bend are visiting W. HOBBS of Bob. Mr. BRADLEY is visiting this week.

News over the Phone
Madill: The infant of Mr. and Mrs. HARRIS died Tuesday night and was buried here yesterday. Mr. CHAWNING of Whitewright, Texas is here on business. Mesdames FRAME and HAMILTON of Davis are visiting CAL FRAME and wife. Mr. MCFARLAND began building a new stone building for W. B. DERRICK.

Marietta; MISS EMMA CHOATE and TOBE SPLAWN were united in marriage here last evening at 8:00 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. CHOATE, Rev. HOLLAND officiating.

Comanche: The school board held a meeting to confirm the appointment of MISS ADA BOUNDS as teacher of music in the high school. The resignation of A. E. FREEMAN, who resigned because he could not attend to his duties as director, was accepted. Some parties from Oklahoma claiming a horse now owned by JOHN NICHOLS. They claim the horse was lost by them some seven years ago. It is probable a law suit will be the result. Elder JNO. C. LAUDERDALE of St. Jo, Texas passed through en route to Corum to hold a meeting.

Glenn: MRS. GEORGE JOLLY died yesterday after a brief illness. Her remains were taken to Woodford to be buried.

Milo: MACK STEPHENSON, an aged colored man, died here this morning.

Personal Mention
ED C. WARREN, advertising manager for NORRIS & ROWE dog and pony show, is here.
SIG SIMON went to New York looking after some old business.
MRS. L. E. BLAKE and daughter RUTH returned from Tishomingo.
MRS. FONT DUSTON and children are in Coalgate to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. JACK WILLIAMS.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. HARGIS and family, who visited relatives here, returned to Monroe, North Carolina.
MISS PAULINE SCOTT, who visited the family of JIM GALT in South Ardmore, returned to Childress, Texas.
K. C. TUCKER of the Ardmoreite left for Macomb, Illinois where OWEN JENNINGS is having his directories printed, one for Ardmore and one for Gainesville. Mr. Tucker goes there to read the proofs on both directories.
A.OWEN JENNINGS and wife left for Bokchito, Choctaw Nation, where they will remain until the Ardmore directory is printed and ready for delivery. Mr. Jennings is the getter-up of this directory.

Uncle Sam’s Fish
U. S. Fish Messenger R. M. MULLETT is here from Meredoshia, Illinois where the U. S. has a fish hatchery. He brought rock bass, strawberry bass and black bass, two years old, to be distributed in the Chickasaw Nation. Among those who received fish here were W. P. POLAND of Ardmore, S. A. BROWN of Ardmore, C. C. PRICE, TOM BALLEW, WALTER CLIFTON, J. R. GAUNTT and J. W. GAUNTT of Lone Grove.

Hendon-King Nuptials
Married Wednesday, the 16th, at the residence of the bride’s uncle, W. T. KING of Sherman, Texas, MISS VIRGIE KING of Ardmore and B. B. HENDON of Elk, I. T. Miss Virgie is the daughter of Prof. T. B. KING and is high accomplished. He is of the firm of MAJORS & HENDON in general merchandise at Elk and is thoroughly young business man. They will make their home at Elk.

To Collect Old Claim
SPENCER D MITCHELL, an old Confederate soldier who lives near Ardmore, was in town today having some legal papers prepared for the purpose of collecting $110 due him by the U. S. government. Mr. Mitchell surrendered and was paroled at Washington, Georgia in 1865. He has the old copy of his parole and it will be sent with his claim to the quartermaster-general in Washington. The amount of $110 is due Mr. Mitchell in return for a horse and saddle taken from him by the U. S. troops at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a member of the Eighth Tennessee regiment of Confederate Cavalry.

I will begin my Art School Monday, September 21, all who would like to see me or my work are invited to my studio over the post office on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. MISS CALLIE TACKETT.

The Jewish New Year
We, the following merchants, will close our places of business on New Year’s Day, September 22 and on the Day of Atonement, October 1: J. MOSS, JAKE BODOVITZ, GEORGE ASH, WESTHEIMER & DAUBE, WILLIAM NEWMAN, J. W. LEVINE, H. MOSES, J. N. BARALL, JULIUS KAHN, R. LOWENSTEIN, WEISS & Brothers, M. MULLER.

R. B. CLIFTON, a well known photographer of Gainesville, Texas, has purchased the Bedford photograph gallery on North Washington and has assumed management.

Friday, September 18, 1903

Charged with Cutting Fence
Chickasha, Sept. 16: Eight farmers living near Velma, 20 miles east of Duncan, were tried at Duncan for maliciously cutting the wire fences surrounding the farm of MRS. STONE. The fences were cut seven times and the last time Mrs. Stone had them arrested. Six of the defendants were discharged but WALTER EDWARDS and J. N. WOODS were held to the grand jury.

McKinney, Sept. 16
MISS FANNY CURRY of Valley Mills, Texas was here to visit relatives and to make application for the school of this place.
Mr. OSBORNE of Ardmore visited relatives here.
SEWELL MCKINNEY of Van Alstyne, Texas came to visit relatives.
Rev. J. R. MASTERS of Ardmore preached here.
Baptizing at the “spring hole” on Little Hickory was largely attended Sunday.
S. R. BANDAY of Ardmore attended church here.
J. C. HOLT returned from a prospecting tour over the Chickasaw Nation.
J. D. HOWARD and JOE HOLT left on business at Foster.
FRANK ESTES and bride attended church here.
MRS. ALEX HENRY has about recovered from the recent “coffee pot” explosion.
MAT HOOPER started home Sunday riding through S. MCKINNEY’S farm when he ran into a new wire fence, cutting himself badly and crippling his horse.

News over the Phone
Springer: C. R. DAVENPORT sold his cold drink stand and went to Oklahoma. J. C. LUCAS sold his residence and will move to Oklahoma.

Woodford: The remains of MRS. GEROGE JOLLY were brought here from Glenn and buried yesterday.

Graham; W. G. CECIL and MIKE SNEED were here representing their respective houses.

Leon: GEORGE BOUTWELL returned from Marietta. T. H. EVANS went to Gainesvile. W. S. HODGES & Co. received their new stock of goods. J. G. FORKNER accepted a position with W. S. HODGES & Co. MRS. MYRTLE JOHNSON is ill. W. S. HODGES & Co. will ship cattle to Fort Worth. G. W. ARTHUR went to Marietta. Mr. BINGHAM of Ardmore is here.

Lebanon: L. W. HOWE moved his family and household goods to Denison, Texas.

Durwood: F. K. WEST is on the streets again after a long illness.

Berwyn: Messrs. HUTCHINS, SOUTH and PITTMAN shipped four cars of cattle. D. W. DOTSON is on the sick list. B. F. YOUNG of Farmers Branch, Texas is visiting his cousin W. C. DILLON. MRS. L. E. SUGGS received a fine Jersey cow shipped by her brother Mr. HUCKABY of Sherman.

Personal Mention
MRS. H. L. CROCKETT and son HENRY LEE returned from a visit with relatives in Bristol, Tennessee.

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. MCPHERSON will leave for Washington, D. C., Wilmington, Delaware, and Philadelphia. They will visit her mother.
MISS ROBERTA NIBLACK of Tyler, Texas, one of Ardmore’s public school teachers, will return to take charge of her class as soon as schools open.

At the Jail
J. P. MCAFEE, wanted in Arkansas; LOU TRACY with a weapon; J. H. JOHNSON for shooting at L. CARTER in the commissioner’s court room.

Sunday, September 20, 1903

Berwyn Runaway
Berwyn, Sept. 19: A team took fright on the streets today and while running, WALKER JOHN, a colored lad, attempted to stop the horses by catching one by the reins. The boy over-estimated his strength and was thrown to the ground. The wagon passed over him, breaking two ribs.

Alderson, Sept. 19: LEWIS WILCOX, negro, was killed.

JOSEPH YEARBY, full blood Mississippi Choctaw, was run and killed by a Santa Fe freight train in the yards here. The body was discovered by ED LEACH, an employee of the ice factory. Yearby lived at Hickory, four miles from town. He was in the town, drinking, when CATE MCGEE saw him asleep by the railroad by the compress, just prior to the departure of the freight train. He had no relatives; his cousin JESSE YEARBY died Sunday at Hickory. The remains were taken to Hickory.

Pauls Valley, Sept. 18
MISSES LULA and ERIN MURRAY were here en route to Erin Springs.
A.D. ACRES of Norman was here.
R. C. SETTLES is here from Texas.
S. E. NEIL was here en route to Tishomingo to file on his allotment.
P. W. GARDNER, a citizen for years and one of the leading lawyers of Gainesville, has located here and formed a partnership with ALBER RENNIE.
S. L. WILLIAMS visited here.
GEORGE RENNIE was here from his farm near Lindsay.
A.J. TAYLOR is here from Wynnewood.

Arthur, Sept. 18
Rev. JESSE WARD is conducting a meeting three miles west of Arthur.
C. P. MCCARLEY went to Ardmore.
MRS. LUCA BOONE of West Point, Mississippi, who has been spending the summer here, returned home.
Prof. WEEKS from Duncan has located here and says he will try farming for awhile.
CLAUDE HOPKINS sold his cattle to JOHN RICHARDSON and moved to Comanche County.
J. F. WOOTEN returned from nine weeks over the country holding protracted meetings.
MISS KATE SPEARS, who visited her brother, went to attend school in Texas.

News over the Phone
Dixie: MRS. A. G. ROBBERSON received a telephone message from Greer County stating her father, W. PRICE, was dangerously wounded in fight yesterday. The message stated that Mr. PIERCE (both names PRICE and PIERCE used in item) killed his opponent and he was so badly wounded, he might not recover.

Madill: MISSES LAURA and NELL NOLEN of Ardmore were en route to Denison.

Personal Mention
MRS. ED COONER and children of Madill are visiting the family of H. T. BRIDGES on Fourth Ave. NW.
J. A. LEATHERWOOD left for St. Louis to purchased a large stock of dry goods for his business here.
B. E. WEBB arrived from Clarksville, Texas and will be associated in business with his brother RAN WEBB, the photographer.
T. D. MITCHELL, who enjoys the distinction of being the best shoe salesman in the United States, was here among the Ardmore merchants.
H. T. KIRBY and T. O. BINGHAM returned from a trip around Leon and report the crops good.
MISS NELLIE NOLEN departed for Lockhart, N. Y., to enter the St. Joseph Academy; her sister, MISS LAURA, accompanied her as far as Denison.
MRS. J. M. DUDLEY, who has been the guest of her daughter MRS. J. F. EASLEY, has gone to Texas to visit before returning home to Georgia.
Dr. W. S. BECHTOL, who came a few weeks ago and purchased a home on Hargrove Heights, was joined by his wife, little son and Mrs. Bechtol’s mother from Goliad, Texas to make their home here. He will practice dentistry.

Born yesterday morning, to Mr. and Mrs. E. F. CAPSHAW of Gainesville, a son.

Married Saturday evening at Rice’s Restaurant, Rev. J. KELLER officiating, JOSEPH B. BURTON, age 25, and MISS EVIE LOGAN, age 18, both of Tyler, Texas. This was not a runaway match.

Monday, September 21, 1903

Greenville, Sept. 20
Several Greenvilleites attended GOLLMAR Bros.’ Show at Marietta.
JAMES HANNAH is working in Overbrook.
MISS JOSEPHINE WILLIAMS is on the sick list.
Rev. PUTMAN, our Christian preacher, preached last night.
Dr. GREENE was at Oil Springs.
“WINDY” MOORE and family are visiting at Overbrook.
Mr. JARRARD went to Ardmore.
BILL RILEY’S baby girl is very sick.

Mexican Miners at Coalgate
Coalgate, Sept. 20: 100 or more Mexican miners from Thurber,Texas arrived to work in the district, being compelled to leave that damp on account of the strike and hundreds more are expected. They reached here in a penniless condition, unable to speak the language, but they were cared for by the local miners’ union and all given work as rapidly as placed could be procured for them.

News over the Phone
Glenn: RUFE HOLT came form Violet and sold his property at Violet to C. C. STILLWELL of this place. C. C. STILLWELL, W. S. GARDNER, TOM SLOAN and S. M. WARDEN went with Mr. Holt to Violet. Born yesterday, to Mr. and Mrs. FINELY PROFFER, a son. A daughter was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. ALGIE MASSEY. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. COLEMAN HAYLOCK yesterday.

Norton: A child of H. E. FAGAN is very ill.

Lone Grove; The ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM TUCKER died this morning. Burial will be at Simon.

Loco: The young people were entertained at the home of PASCHAL TUCKER Saturday night. There was singing at the home of JIM PAYNE. MISS ARTHENIA WILSON of Woolsey is visiting her sister MRS. HATHAWAY here.

Fox: MRS. WALLACE is still sick. J. C. PIERCE is on the sick list.

Simon, Sept. 18
J. W. COOPER and G. W. COLE took cotton to Ardmore.
MRS. M. L. MITCHELL and children are visiting J. G. FLATT and family of Ardmore. Mr. Flatt has been sick.
MRS. SAMUELS, who visited her daughter MRS. T. M. CULWELL, returned to Honey Grove, Texas.
MRS. MAGGIE GILCREASE has been sick.
MISSES CORA and ADDIE MILLER returned from Gainesville.
T. M. CULWELL has been appointed postmaster here.

Robberson, Sept. 19
JAMES EVANS, an old timer of this country, presently living in Seminole Nation, was here and reported crops fine in his country.
Dr. TAYLOR of Tussy was here to treat MRS. WARLEY who is quite sick.
W. T. ROBBERSON returned from a prospecting tour in the west and never found any place equal to here.

At the Jail
MOSE TAYLOR, colored, arrested at Hennepin for disturbing religious worship.
WILLIE CAFFREY, an Irishman 59 years old, charged with robbing PETER BANK, another Irishman at Ardmore.

J. W. MARTIN was appointed to work as field deputy out of Ardmore after B. V. HENSON resigned./

Commissioner’s Court
OLLIE HARRIS and BOB CAPPS, charged with the murder of FRANK COONEY near Burneyville.

Personal Mention
MRS. G. W. STUART will depart for Dragoon, Arkansas where she will visit her sister before her sister. Before her return, MRS. DAVIS will spend several weeks in California.
MISS JILLA BLAKE was called to Tishomingo where her sister MRS. T. GRAHAM is ill.
Deputy Clerk S. H. WOOTEN of Pauls Valley arrived to meet his wife who is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. V. DOAK.
C. W. HOTCHKISS returned from New York and Chicago where he got a swell stock of jewelry. He visited his brother at Champagne, Illinois.
Messrs. JOHNSON and COBB, who disposed their Ardmore yard to L. HANWAY of Dallas, are making preparations to move from Ardmore. Mr. Johnson will move to Gainesville and Mr. Cobb probably to Pauls Valley.
N. L. DAVIS, a prominent young lawyer of Waco, Texas, returned home.

Healdton, Sept. 18
MRS. MOLLIE INGRAM spent the week with her father, Mr. HEALD. A son was born last Monday.
MR. GAFFORD of Bowie, Texas is on our streets.
MRS. ORME has been on the sick list.
LUM BARRINGER is here this week.
Dr. TEAGUE went to Fort Worth on business pertaining to his father’s estate.

Purdy, Sept. 19
W. J. MITCHELL sold out to W. C. CAMPBELL & Son and will resign as postmaster.
Six bales of cotton were ginned here, bought by H. C. HOVIS & Co.
Mr. BURK has his new gin ready.
DR. J. C. BEVERLY is building a new office.
TOM WELCH took cattle to Kansas City.
JAMES HAGGARD of Wallville was united in marriage with MISS PEARL RUTHERFORD of Purdy on the 17th.
JOE MEEKS, W. H. GRAHAM and W. L. DAVIS are putting material on the ground for new residences.
C. W. GRAY resigned as mayor and will move to Wallville.

Lost Stock Located
J. K. MILLER of Lexington writes the Ardmoreite that he located two mules and a horse advertised in this paper two years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. J. T. WILKINS returned from Purcell where they were called to attend the funeral of W. W. HAYES, who was killed in the Santa Fe yards last Sunday. Mr. Hayes was a cousin of Mr. Wilkins.

Tuesday, September 22, 1903

Coleman, Sept. 21
On the sick list: A. J. CROW and MRS. O. L. TROUTT.
J. S. MITCHELL and wife, assistant postmaster, will leave for Linton, Indiana, their future home. Mrs. Mitchell has been the very efficient recording secretary of our Sunday School for some time.
GEORGE SANDERS and family will move to Montague County, Texas.
J. W. BAILEY is carrying on a meeting at the school house each night this week. Seven people joined the Haileyville Baptist Church. G. H. PHILLIPS of Haileyville is assisting.

McKinney, Sept. 20
JOE HOLT and J. D. HOWARD returned from Elmore where they recently went on business.
MISS MAUD BANDY of Belton, who formerly lived here, was visiting here.
MISS MAY BUCKLEY, who has been at Dexter, Texas, is visiting her parents here.
DR. J. F. NORTH and wife of Dallas and Dr. NORTH will preach here.
J. E. BUCKLEY and family visited relatives at Marsden.
J. W. MORROW leaves for Marietta where he will be superintendent of the Marietta gin.
JOHN FREEMAN of this place and MISS OLA FLANNAGAN, formerly of here now at “Bug Scuffle,” were united in wedlock this evening, Rev. J. GRIMES of Overbrook officiating. They are very prominent in the social circles and this is one of the best chosen unions, both being of the best families.
JEROME, little son of SCOTT MCKINNEY, fell from a load of cotton and the wagon wheel passed over his back and arm, but he only had some bruises.

News over the Phone
Comanche: A. B. WEAKLY and wife, J. W. BLACKBURN and wife and WILL CLICK and wife attended the meeting at the Walker Valley school house.
JAMES BOZARP of Alma is here on business.
ED HARDY, editor of the Comanche Reflex, is in Missouri.
The family of Elder W. S. JORDAN arrived last night from Texas. He is very sick.

Berwyn: G. W. BONHAM of Terrell, Texas, a Christian preacher, is holding a revival here. Born Sunday morning, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MASSEY.

Ravia: The barn of H. A. MARTIN with corn and hay burned.

Springer: F. DAVENPORT was thrown off his horse and kicked, badly hurt. A son of MR. BURKES was thrown from a horse and hurt. MRS. HARBERT returned from Tennessee.

Graham; LEE LAYTON returned from New Mexico and Arizona where he was for a year. SEABORN ALLEN left for his home at Fort Worth. ROBERT CANNON and DICK SEAL returned from Dallas where they had their eyes treated. Prof. MASK arrived from Cornish to open the school here. Mr. and Mrs. S. J. JACKSON have anew daughter. A. D. HYDE of Keller is here on business.

Fox: Dr. WILSON of Graham is here. R. F. TALIAFERRO is here from Hulen on business. J. B. PRUITT & Co. is moving the opposite side of the street. P. C HYDE sold his crop and will move to Oil Springs prairie.

Wednesday, September 23, 1903

Man Killed at Durwood
Durwood, Sept. 23: The mangled body of an unknown man was found by the track of the Durwood depot.

Newport, Sept. 21
OTIS MORRIS preached his first sermon at Rock Creek school house. He was with WILLIAM BUCHANAN, recently appointed to preach by the M. E. Church of this place.
Mr. LASLEY bought a complete stock of drugs and prescriptions.
MISS ETHEL BAKER returned from her visit to Baum.
J. A. GASAWAY brought in the first bale of cotton.
The trustees for the Newport school are J. E. WILLIAMS, C. E. MADDOX, S. A. CLOWDUS, DR. RICHARD LEMAY, PINK SMITH.

Hewitt, Sept. 21
DEMPSEY TAYLOR, who lived in the black jacks, died last Friday night and was buried Saturday at Hewitt cemetery. He leaves a wife and child.
DR. WHITE is preparing to move to Creek Nation.
MRS. ALEX GARNER of Kiowa is visiting relatives here.
There was a large crowd at the ice cream social given by MRS. HORTON.
There was a candy breaking at D. A. TODD’S.

Foster, Sept. 21
JAMES T. BENNETT and family visited Uncle JOHN HUNTER’S family yesterday. Mr. Hunter bought Mr. Bennett’s property at Elmore and will move there.
Rev. J. R. WILKINSON closed his meeting here.
S. O. EGGLESTON shipped one car of cattle to Kansas City; J. B. TALIAFERRO shipped 8 cars.
B. S. MORSE went to Ardmore and brought back two wagon loads of hogs to feed on his farm.

News over the Phone
Province: MR. HOWARD purchased the interest of his partner in the business of HOWARD & JONES.

Mill Creek: MRS. WILLIAMS of Milburn is here. W. S. EUBANKS went to Kansas City. WESLEY PUGH from old Mill Creek is in town.

Muskogee, Sept. 22: JONAS BEAR, Indian, was arrested after evading officers for three years. He was wanted for the murder of MOSES TIGER two years ago.

Mill Creek, Sept. 22
Prof. WEST, after teaching a short time, resigned to accept a more lucrative position elsewhere.
Prof. BOWER of Sulphur now has charge of the band.
MISS KIRKPATRICK of Shawnee was here to apply as teacher.

Eastman, Sept. 22
GEORGE KIRKWOOD, now in Oklahoma, is supposed to move back here.
W. H. BASS says he will move to Eastman.
Mr. ADAMS, the man in charge of the EASTMAN farm, is with us, selling corn at 35 cents.
BALEM DENNIS and family of Cheek visited here.

Strayed or Stolen, one deep bay ball faced horse, glass eyed, 14 hands high. One bay horse, 14 hands high, left eye out. I will pay $5 for information. R. L. CHESNUTT of Fox, I. T.

Personal Mention
ARTHUR WALCOTT and wife, FRED BRANDENBURG and Mrs. J. M. BAIRD returned from Haileyville.
E. MOSKOWITZ of Houston is visiting his brother B. MOSKOWITZ.
JAMES HUNTER, who has been with F. M. JONES Saddlery of Oklahoma City, returned to Ardmore to accept his old position with L. J. JOHNSON, the saddler.
MRS. GEORGE BULRAD, who recently returned from a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. HARRY MARSHALL at Richland Center, Wisconsin, was called back again due to her mother’s serious illness.

Marsden, Sept. 20
DR. HANNAH and family, MRS. T. W. SHARROCK and Mr. and Mrs. ED PITTMAN attended the show at Ardmore.
COLE JOHNSON of Cornish is moving here.
Mrs. Dr. EASTERWOOD and baby are visiting at Cleburne, Texas.
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. HENRY RAINS.
MRS. N. J. CATES has been ill.
W. M. BOLLEN, the mail contractor from Oswalt to Overbrook, and W. H. MORAN made a visit to Oswalt and took dinner with the postmaster and his estimable wife, who know how to treat strangers and make them welcome.
There was singing at W. H. MORAN’S Sunday evening, well attended.

Tuttle, Sept. 21
Mr. and Mrs. KIRBY DAVIDSON visited at Newcastle.
MRS. LEON HAWK and baby returned from visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LOONEY at Hennepin.
Our school is progressing nicely under the management of PROF. H. B. COPELAND as principal and MISS BERTHA HARTON as assistant.
MISS BELL GISH is visiting from Rush Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. LON WEST has twins, a boy and a girl.
J. M. STEPHENS, who was sick at the Andrews Hotel, is better.
Mr. MEDER is building a nice two story home.

Hennepin, Sept. 21
On the sick list: J. T. MORTON, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. MORTON.
Grandpa POPE of Burleson, Texas is visiting his daughter, MRS. JENNIE MORTON, He is now 86 years old and he says he has two things to be proud of, he has been a democrat all his life and a member of the Baptist Church for 56 years, and he never has been the least tired of them yet.

Dixie, Sept. 21
Mr. SUTTON, the machine man from Texas, is doing business in our little burg.
R. C. OVERSTREET went to Comanche on business.
MARVIN HOLLAND sold his crop and will move to Comanche County.
MRS. ROACH of Chickasha is visiting her son.
MRS. LOUELLA RAINS and little ones are visiting her parents.
MISS FLORRIE HOLLABAUGH and little JESTA BENSON are visiting at Alvord and Pella, Texas.
MRS. OVERSTREET is better.
GRANDMA MOODY is on the sick list.

Wynnewood, Sept. 21
There are many visitors and prospectors coming to our town, among them was ex-governor BUCHANAN of Tennessee.

McMillan, Sept. 22
W. T. WILLIAMS, formerly of this place, now in Madill, will move his family back here.
Quite a crowd witnessed the ball game played by the Choctaws near the home of G. W. MCMILLAN Sunday.
Mrs. G. W. MCMILLAN and family attended the circus at Ardmore.
Little ELSIE and EDIE WINSTON are visiting their grandparents in Ardmore.

Thursday, September 24, 1903

Ponca City, Sept. 23
SILAS LECLAIR, who was shot from ambush about three weeks ago, died last evening. He reported as wealthy, a member of the Pottawatomie tribe, but had been adopted in the Ponca tribe.

News over the Phone
Springer; A. C. FOUST was in Ardmore. HASSE GARRISON went to Ardmore. MACK NORVELL completed his new barn. J. S. STEAKLEY is here with his beef wagon.

Milo: J. W. JOHNSON left for Pauls Valley. JAMES SPEAR left for Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Elk: W. M. WRIGHT, who was married a few days ago, is preparing to move to Elk.

Fox: A. D. DAVIS left for Nocona, Texas.

Mill Creek: O. E. MATTHEWS and W. R. SMITH of Grayson County will put in a new grocery store here.

Berwyn: WILLIS ANTWINE’S mother, colored, died yesterday.

Durwood: The citizens of Durwood buried the remains of the unknown man, killed on the Choctaw railroad track yesterday. The Choctaw refused to have anything to do with the mater and it was necessary for out people to give him burial.

Earl: BESSIE DUKE is sick.

Personal Mention
ERNEST MEYER of Enid is visiting the HOFFMAN family.
Rev. J. J. LOVETT is from Durant. He is pastor of the First Methodist Church.
MRS. DAVE MAYS of Marysville and MRS. W. L. SHANNON of Chickasha were en route to Tishomingo.
W. E. KIMBERLIN, W. H. KIMBERLIN and EVANS KIMBERLIN of Pauls Valley were en route to Tishomingo.
MRS. GLADYS HERRON and her grandmother, MRS. HERRON, arrived from Gettysburg, South Dakota to visit GEORGE HERRON at Springer, uncle of the younger Mrs. Heron.

J. W. WELLS, engaged in repairing and building bridges on the roads leading to Ardmore, returned from the Woodford bridge, now complete and exceptionally good. He left for the Bayou to build another bridge.

Friday, September 25, 1903

News over the Phone
Woodford: F. M. WYNN returned from Texas.

Elk: WIPP CAPP’S baby died last night.

Woolsey: LEE MILLER has a sick child.

Davis: IRA MITCHELL of Wynnewood is here buying cotton. B. F. TAYLOR, the barber, moved back here from Sulphur. He says whenever anyone takes of Washita River water, he has to come back. PERRY RUSSELL, former resident of Davis, purchased property here and will enter his children in school. Mrs. MOSE CHIGLEY and baby returned from Ardmore. W. A. MCLAIN of Elk is selling cotton here.

Earl: DR. WATSON and son went to Fleetwood.

Indian Territory Pensions

Sunday, September 27, 1903

Pauls Valley
S. H WOOTEN is in Ardmore.
MRS. W. M. FREEMAN returned from visiting relatives at Davis.
MISS BIRDIE LOVE of Marietta is the guest of Mrs. E. M. MOORE.
MR. DOWLIN of Windom, Texas is here to buy corn.
T. H. NEWBERN was en route home to Johnson. He had visited his old home in North Carolina.
HENRY BLANK returned from market and will open a first class business.
J. T. JONES and T. I. HAMM went to Elk.
GEORGE STEWART of Poster was here.
We have a new fire wagon and it is a dandy.
MISS WETTERMARK of Nacogdoches, Texas is visiting her aunt MRS. J. T. JONES.
A.P. WILLIAMS of Wanette came over.
A.H. STEVENS, who is selling goods “on the road,” spent day at home.
Our old friend A. E. BROOKS seems to have an idea in regard to the cotton market.
Mr. JOHNSON of Ardmore was prospecting here.

Roff, Sept. 26
The Roff Electric Light and Gin Plan has begun operation under the management of S. M. BARNES.
T. R. HOGAN, one of Roff’s attorney’s, just returned from Tishomingo and Coalgate where he has been prospecting.
Rev. T. J. MINNIS is delivering a series of lectures here.

That clever conductor of the Ardmore branch of the C. O. & G. RR, J. G. BAIRD is minus several fingers and most people think he lost them perhaps in his early railroad days, coupling cars or something of the kind, But not so. He was driving mules for the government back in 1882 in Dakota and while hitching his team one morning, one of the mules maliciously bit off several digits of his fingers.

News over the Phone
Glenn: CAD MCLAIN and MISS MATTIE PIERCE were united in marriage here yesterday.

Elk: R. S. FITZGERALD and MISS PEARL BAKER eloped last night.

Graham: The Ardmore & Boston Oil Co. placed their machinery on the ground four miles south of Graham. We anticipate a boom here.

Fox: Dr. and Mrs. WALLACE returned from C. A. LYNN’S house where they have been sick for some time, unable to return home. Dr. Wallace sold his residence here to Dr. WILSON of Graham who will move here. Mr. FOLSOM of South McAlester is visiting relatives here. MRS. R. DAVIS returned to Nocona, Texas.

Thackerville: H. D. CALDWELL of the Gainesiville Signal is here. T. T. HARPER went to Ardmore.

Personal Mention
Visiting Ardmore: W. A. TWEED of Hoxbar; E. T. YOUNGBLOOD of Ravia; J. C. SMITH of Tishomingo; L. L. EWIN and wife of Loco; J. C. WILLARD and GEORGE HOLDER of Chickasha; J. J. ADAMS of Temple Texas.

MRS. BLANCHE GARRETT will leave for Tishomingo.
C. G. HALL of Montague, Texas moved with his family to Ardmore and accepted a position as salesman with WESTHEIMER & DAUBE.
MISS ROXIE COLLINS left for Coleman, Texas. She was accompanied as far as Dallas by W. DEAN JAMES, who will attend the fair at Dallas.
MISS NAOMI WILHEIM of Walters is the guest of her sister, MRS. THOMAS NORMAN.
DR. L. STEIFEL left for Colombo, Ceylon, British India. He is a brother of HARRY STEIFEL.

New suits filed; GEORGIE P. GILBERT vs ANDREW GILBERT, for abandonment; D.A. HOWSE vs EMMA HOWSE, for abandonment.

Monday, September 28, 1903

Greenville, Sept. 26
NORVAL LEON GREENE of Cheyenne, Wyoming is visiting home folks here.
SCOTT MCKINNEY of McKinney is here.
MISS GRACE CASTILLO returned from visiting her grandfather in Texas.
“UNCLE DUCK” WEBB of McKinney, Texas is visiting LYMAN PETERS.
Mr. BILBY of Greenville is at Oil Springs.
Born to Mrs. BERTIE COFFEE, a daughter, on the 25th.

News over the Phone
Loco: T. CLARK and JAMES LEFTWICH went to Tishomingo on business. Mr. LEFTWICH and family and MRS. E. STEPHENS went to Oakland. J.M. ROBBERSON is at Tishomingo.

Dixie: A. G. ROBBERSON and wife returned from Greer County where her father, W. P. PRICE had a difficulty in which JIM PARKS and J. H. YANDELL were killed. Mr. Price’s grounds were self-defense. In the difficulty, WLATER PRICE, son of the old man, was shot in the leg. Mr. Price is now in jail at Cheyenne, awaiting court to set his bond. The difficulty originated from the burning of Mr. Price’s barn last spring.

Madill: MRS. J. C. THOMPSON visited MRS. R. C. FRAME at Ardmore.

Elk: PROF. WILLIAMS opened the school. MISS JOHNSON of Pottsboro, Texas is his assistant and teaches a class in music.

Fox: CHARLES PIERCE is here from Tussy. Mr. DEAN and Mr. WRIGHT of Elk were here. J. C. PIERCE and wife left on a visit. The Woodmen supper was a success, receipts for $10.50. MISS PLEDGER won the cake for best looking young lady and JOHN GOBB as the ugliest young man.

Milo: J. W. JOHNSON, C. Q. JOHNSON and ORIN MAHAFFEY had a bad smash up near here.

Glenn: W. S. GARDNER, S. M. WARDEN, and C. C. STILLWELL returned from Oklahoma.

Woodford: J. L. AKERS went to Oklahoma City.

Berwyn: REV. G. W BONHAM, the Christian minister from Bonham, Texas, began a revival here. W. B. MOON, local Methodist minister, began a protracted meeting yesterday.

Nebo, Sept. 26
WILLIAM AINSLEY and family of McAlester, Choctaw Nation, visited their relatives, R. C. KREBBS and wife of Board Bottom. Mr. Ainsley was en route to his farm near Healdton.
NED TURNER and family of Davis were in Board Bottom visiting Mr. and Mrs. CHANDION. Ned has a fine arm in Board Bottom and he is talking of allotting it.
S. H. “UNCLE SAM” ROGERS had business at Tishomingo.
EMET MOORE of Oil Creek is moving to near Holdenville in the Creek Nation. He already moved his horses and cattle.
Your correspondent had the pleasure to meet Grandpa FUNDERBURK of Cobbtown recently. He is an old land mark and is full of interesting history. He was born in 1826 in South Carolina, a member of the Masons for 34 years, and the Methodist Church for 32 years. His wife is 69 years old and they have been married 42 years. He does his own work and cultivates a small crop every year. They have many friends in this country.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.L. GRISHAM of Board Bottom on the 27th.

Healdton, Sept. 26
G. S. OWENSBY bought a farm near the vicinity of Fort Worth, Texas and will move there.
LUM BARRINGER of Sneed is here.
LUTE JACKSON of Cornish was here.
PATE SAND from Leon is here to buy cattle.

Simon, Sept. 25
The remains of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. TUCKER of Lone Grove was brought here for burial.
MRS. G. W. MOULDING is improving from her serious illness.
W. A. CULWELL of Burneyville is here.
GEORGE CALLAHAN, a prominent stockman, made a business trip to Oklahoma City.
A goat belonging to J. C PIATT / PLATT was bitten by a mad dog a few days ago, went mad this week and had to be killed.


HENRY BREMEN, nine years a resident of here, got his leg broken in a coal mine at Midway, Choctaw Nation about three weeks ago.

Personal Mention
ARTHUR SIMPSON of St. Louis, brother of BURT SIMPSON, is here.
H. B. JONES of Hartford, Conn., went to Wheeler to look after some oil matters.
MRS. C. O. CALDWELL returned from visiting her parents at Shawnee.
MISS FLORENCE MURPHY of Tyler, Texas is visiting her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. V. A NIBLACK on West Broadway.
P. L. PETERMAN of Los Angeles, California, who visited his son A. D. PETERMAN here, left for Davis where he will open a furniture business.

JACK HOFFMAN, who lives five miles east of Ardmore, shot himself with a shotgun and may be in a dying condition.

MRS. HILL of Marietta, mother of MRS. J. M. TENNERY of this city, died at her home Saturday night.

Tuesday, September 29, 1903

News over the Phone
Mannsville, KIRK “PAT” MURPHY, who has lived here for several years, died this morning from congestion.

Bob: GRANDMA HILL died suddenly Saturday night. The funeral was at Marietta.

Berwyn: UNCLE JOE EUBANKS from near Ada is visiting his daughter MRS. HOWARD GILLIAM. MRS. PORTER of Tishomingo is visiting her daughter MRS. J. W. MASSEY. THAOMS WHITFIELD of Marietta is visiting his brother DR. JAMES WHITFIELD.

Elk: J. S. WELCHER of Graham is here. I. E. HARMON is here. D. LAMPKIN and family returned from Texas.

Springer: J. W. BALL sold his residence to FRANK DAVENPORT. GEORGE HERRON’S mother is visiting him. MRS. PAGE of Reagan is visiting relatives here.

Indian Cutting Affray
KELLY SEALY, full blood Mississippi Choctaw, got into a difficulty and cut another Indian.

Wednesday, September 30, 1903

Killing at Dougherty
Monday night, BILL JOHNSON, a farmer of Dougherty, shot and mortally wounded BILL DEEL.

McMillan, Sept. 28
W. T. WILLIAMS and W. H. CRISWELL bought the gin here from Stover and Sister, who went to Texas.
JOE SEWELL and MISS BELLE SMITH were married Thursday, the 24th at the residence of MRS. MASHAW in the presence of several guests.
Mr. SITES of Tennessee came to see his son W. A. SITES.
W. C. CAMPBELL returned from Magazine, Arkansas where his father died.
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. LANIERE were sick.
There was sickness in the family of B. F. HILL.

Dixie, Sept. 28
Dr. BENSON reports a new boy at WILL ROACH’S.
H. G. GIDDENS made a business trip to Lawton.
MISS MARIE NEWTON, who has been teaching school the past two months and visiting relatives, left for her home in Texas.
WYLIE SOLOMON of Greer County came to visit his relatives or his best girl, one or the other.
MERCER MOODY was bitten by a spider.
ALEX CARR from Cornish was here Sunday.

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