The Daily Ardmoreite
First published in Ardmore, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory then in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
November 2, 1898
A Sad Affair
There are 3 long paragraphs about PERRY J. GALLATIN who ended his life. He was 32 years of age, an ardent Mason, … The funeral, which will be under the auspices of the Masonic brothers, will take place tomorrow morning. Interment will be in the South Cemetery…
Gone to the Pen
W. W. THRESH and T. J. REED, the two men sentenced by Judge Townsend at Ryan to 15 years in the Columbus penitentiary for robbing and torturing two old people in that vicinity a year ago, were started for that institution this morning. Marshal hammer escorted the prisoners in person.
At the Jail
G. L. LABANE
Pauls Valley Court
The Valley News gives the following report of Tuesday’s doings in the district court at that place.
SAM DAVIS OF DAVIS--contempt of court for failure to report as grand juror
C. E. BURCH OF ERIN SPRINGS--contempt of court for failure to report as grand juror
H. LEDBETTER OF ARDMORE--admitted to the bar
R. L. SANDERS appointed court crier and journal clerk.
The following were charged with crimes:
W. W. KENNEDY
J. J. ROBBERSON
November 3, 1898
MRS. MARY ANN BUTTON,age 65 years, died of pneumonia at her residence, six miles southeast of Ardmore yesterday. The remains were lied to rest in the South cemetery this afternoon, services by Re. Father Hall.
Mannsville, Nov. 1--Pleasant weather. Health improving. Crops are being gathered in good shape. Some late cotton was caught by Jack Frost.
There is a quite a demand for cotton pickers on the Washita River farms.
The gin at this place ahs been idle some days, caused by a break in the machinery. Ginning resumed today.
REV. BAKER of Texas has bought property here, and will shortly occupy the residence formerly owned byL. J. BAILEY.
RUSSELL & MARTINhere, by mutual consent, dissolved partnership. Each will engage in business for himself.
The pecan crop is not as heavy as it was last year.
WILL HOLDER has sold his blacksmith shop and will move westward.
Chat from Cornish
Cornish, Nov 2--The high winds have gathered lots of cotton for the farmers.
If the Kansas people would not mix so much real estate with their northern, we prairie fellows could stand them better.
Cornish is improving. J. C. DYER is having a nice dwelling erected and there are several more going up soon.
We learn that D. GANAWAY of MINTERVILLE will soon move to our city and open up a stock of groceries.
L. JACKSON has moved out on his ranch, about four miles east.
The health of this vicinity is improving.
ED WHITFIELD (colored) lost his wife last Friday. She was buried at Ardmore.
Dr. TAYLOR and Prof. CARTER have their office completed and can now be found at home.
We learn that J. F. HORNwill soon be a citizen of our city.
Pauls Valley Court
No indictments against: HENRY BINGHAM, W. P. DEVORE, EVERETT MANNING, CHIRS LANAHM, HENRY WEBB
In the JACOB RILEY case, not guilty
Jurors who were qualified for the case of U. S. vs. TOM WARD, charged with introducing liquor: W. V. COOK, R. C. ROYSTON, S. H. SKINNER, J. R. PICE, J. H. BASS, THOMAS NOAH, E. L. MCCRUMMEN, JOHN DUTY, W. S. CALL, W. G. CARTER, A.J. GRAY, J. F. STEPHENS
The grand jury found no true bills against: W. H. POTTS, O. A. PAGE, LEE BYRD, JOSEPH HOOSIER, SAMPSON FULSOM, WADE STOVALL, MOSE PETTIGREW, D. P. HARRISON, BULL & KING, W. L. ROBINSON, SAM DRIVER, J. E. DAVENPORT, C. H. STUCKY, DOUG JONES
Last week at Tishomingo, J. C. KEMP, a prominent citizen, in firing a gun with a too heavy charge was kicked very hard by the rebound of the gun. The heavy blow injured him to such an extent that he was laid up in bed with the injury, and since then fever has set in and he is seriously ill.
Forty Thousand Bales
From T. E. ROLAND, who has just returned from a trip over the country, we learn that there is yet lots of cotton in the fields unpicked. He estimated the crop to be one-half gathered. The gins throughout the country are all running full time and crowded every hour. He estimates that Ardmore will get 40,000 bales from wagons this season. Only the very low prices of the product stands in the way of a prosperous year for the farmers.
The Other Side
J. W. MORRIS, who lives in the vicinity of Orr, was among the callers at the Ardmoreite office this morning. Mr. Morris says the Ardmoreitie has been misinformed regarding the trouble between HENRY PRUITT and W. F. BEARD at Orr last Saturday and requested that we state the first shooting in the affray was done by Mr. Beard, not by Mr. Pruitt.
Gin Burned at Cale
The gin plant belonging to JOHN MALCOLM at Cale, I. T. was destroyed by fire this morning. The plant was insured for $1800 and was worth about $4000. Twenty bales of cotton around the gin was set on faire and will be lost. No clue to the origin of the fire has been secured.
J. A. BILEShas been summoned to Clarksville, Texas by the serious illness of his sister.
R.J. HUTCHINS of Dougherty attended the funeral of Perry J. Gallatin this morning.
R. P. HILL of Dallas will open a stock of jewelry next door to Wehmeyer’s.
Mr. & Mrs. DOC FIELDER left this morning for Arizona where they will reside for the winter.
MRS. E. M. GOFF and children returned last night from a month’s visit at Sulphur Springs and Jefferson, Texas.
November 4, 1898
Conway, Nov. 2--Conway can boast of three mercantile houses, barber shop and a drug store.
J. D. PRICE, our wide awake ginner, is running full time and often until midnight.
E. B. ALLISON, our leading merchant, is in Ardmore for a few days.
WISDOM WALTON, an Indian living two miles east of Conway, while sitting in front of his house, against a tree during an electrical storm, was struck by lightning and instantly killed.
DEPUTY MARSHAL RAN DICKERSON arrested three young men here and took them to Center on the charge of wire cutting. Their names are: B. GINN, DAVE KERRand ANCIL RUTLEDGE.
GEORGE PERRY is home on a leave of absence from the Dawes commission where he has been serving as sergeant for the Chickasaw commission.
G. L. BOWLIN is expecting his mother from Kansas City. He has not seen her for eight years.
Conway is working to get a daily mail service instead of the tri-weekly arrangement.