The Daily Ardmoreite
First published in Ardmore, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory then in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
May 2, 1902
The Dougherty stone quarries furnish the best building and foundation rock to be had in the Territory. Used by railroads for bridges, etc., thoroughly tested in Ardmore. They are the best. When I need of this material, see J. W. and A. N. LAUDERDALE, Dougherty, I. T.
News Over ‘Phone
There merry-go-round continues to do business.
A good shower of rain fell here last night and everyone is in good spirits.
J. D. THOMPSON and family left yesterday for their future home in western Texas.
REV. HOLLAND of Marietta will preach here next Sunday.
Our literacy society meets every Saturday night. The meeting last Saturday night was a successful one.
The singing school will close tomorrow night.
MRS. HALL SPLAWN is on the sick list.
EAM JACKSON’S baby is reported ill.
MRS. S. M. SPLAWN is better today.
W. P. THOMPSONwent to Texas today on business.
ZAN WILLIAMS is here from Ardmore.
A gentleman from Williamson County Texas was here yesterday prospecting.
MR. POWELL of Bartlett, Texas was here yesterday visiting his brother-in-law JOE REED.
TOM HOLIBAUGH of Alvord, Texas is here visiting his father.
MRS. DICK JACKSON is here today from Woolsey.
A nice rain fell here last night.
We had a heavy shower of rain last night, accompanied by considerable electrical display. No damage was done, however.
FRANK MCGINNIS of Minneapolis, Minn. & JUDGE MILLER of this place have formed a partnership and will put in a large furniture and undertaking establishment. The building which they will occupy is now being erected.
The First National Bank of Comanche has been organized, and officers and directors elected: They are as follows: WADE ADKINS, PRESIDENT; W A. YATES, VICE PRESIDENT; H. D. JEAMS, CASHIER, JOHN NICHOLS, G. S. BROWN, DR. J. P. BARCLEY and W. N. WILLIAMS,directors. The bank will be open for business by May 20 with capital of $25,000.
F. F. FOX of Ardmore was here this morning.
Our sick are all convalescing.
GRANDMA RAY, mother of W. J. RAY, is reported quite sick.
SIB STONE and daughter finished his work here. They left this morning for Ardmore where they will visit for a few days.
L. O. HARRIS of Ardmore is here shaking hands with his friends.
MR. ALEXANDER, the A. 7 C. contractor, having finished his work here is moving his outfit to Pauls Valley where he has a contract on the Santa Fe.
W. M. JONES, who has been suffering badly from his foot, which was reported with an ax several days ago, is reported better today.
MRS. CHARLES NEWSOME died here this morning at 5:00.
C. ROYER passed through yesterday on his way to Ardmore.
EVERETT WARD returned yesterday to his home in Ravia.
The Chickasaw Drug Company is moving to McDermott in the Creek Nation.
ARCHIE JAMES is now the messenger boy at Madill.
WILL CARTER left yesterday for Tishomingo to reside.
F. T. JONES returned last night to his home at Royce, Texas.
MR. THORN was here yesterday from Tishomingo.
F. R. HEADRICK and wife left this morning for Denison.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. LEE DAVIS, last night a son.
THEODORE ELLIS is in Tennessee this week on business.
EUGENE E.WHITE has returned from Kansas City where he went to purchase goods.
The pavillion will open tonight with a grand ball.
Changed around Some
Mr. E. L. EVANS,has resigned his place as rate clerk in the Santa Fe depot and has gone to Beaumont where he will accept a more lucrative position.
F. L. BASS, the bill clerk, was moved up a notch and now occupies the rate clerk’s chair.
EDWARD CHENEY, who has been baggage master for some time, was promoted to bill clerk and DAVE FRAZIER was appointed baggage master.
Notice for JOHN C. MORGESON of Wynnewood declaring bankruptcy.
At the Jail
ED BROWN, charged with intercourse with a female under 16 years old, was arrested four miles northeast of Wynnewood, bound over in the sum of $500, placed in jail.
CHARLEY MAY, charged with introducing and selling, surrendered on bond. He was apprehended 20 miles south of Tishomingo on the 28th of last month and brought in by J. H. BRIDGES’ posseman, C. S. TEMPLE, and placed in jail.
One bay mare branded K on left shoulder, had rope around neck. A liberal reward for its return to JOHN HOFFMAN, of Ardmore.
The handsome two story brick building of Noble Bros will be finished shortly. Contractor J. M. SHARP, who has the wood work, has a large force of carpenters at work. …
W. E. CHASTAIN was down town yesterday for the first time in almost two weeks. He has been confined to home.
Two new suits were filed this morning in the clerk’s office--one for divorce and the other for an unlawful detainer suit.
The divorce suit is that of ALPHA COONEY vs. FRANK COONEY and Mrs. Cooney alleges that on the 28th of April 1902, her husband threatened to kill her; drew a loaded six-shooter on her and snapped it at her, cursing and abusing her, and has neglected for four years, during which time he has been addicted to habitual drunkenness. For these and other reason she asks the court to sever the bonds holding hem together as man and wife.
W. S. WILSONvs. J. B. HOLDER for unlawful detainer suit.
LEON BROWN went back up the road today.
H. B. MARTIN is in the city from Durwood.
F. W. HUDSON is here from Sherman, Texas.
E. D. HAIGHT, came up from Gainesville.
ALBERT RENNIEA came in last night from Pauls Valley
MORAN SCOTT and wife came up today from Gainesville.
J.W. POWELL and G. A. POWELL and wife are here from Madill.
MRS. CLAUDE WEAVER came down from Pauls Valley.
GEROGE BECK, supervisor of the Indian Schools, came from the south today.
GEROGE M. STEWARTis in the city from his farm and ranch in the mountains.
R. F. BARNES of North Ardmore has gone to his family and will be gone several days.
H. F. WATKINSand wife came in this morning from their camp near Hewitt.
F. H. NEILSON is here from Fort Worth, visiting his parents, Mr. & Mrs. P.H. NEILSON.
UNCLE JOE MULKEY is in the city today from Mannsville and looks as young and sprightly as ever.
SIB STONE from Celina, Texas was in the city today and called at the newspaper office.
MRS. MARY NESBITTof Rockwell, Texas accompanied by her daughter is here visiting her brother W. M. GWYN.
W. A. SHIPLEY left yesterday afternoon for Memphis where he will buy mules for the his various railroad work near Ardmore.
S. L. STRONG and family of Birmingham, Alabama are in the city, visiting O. T. TYLER. Mr. Strong is a brother of Mrs. Tyler.
ART S. HAMBY returned yesterday evening from Holdenville, where he made arrangements to move his Blue Tent the middle of the month.
J. F. BUTTON Dead
J. F. BUTTON, who has been sick so long at his son-in-law’s in south Ardmore, died this morning about 3:00. Mr. Button was about 50 years old age and leaves three children--FRANK, OTTO, AND GEORGIA. They were all with him when he died.
Mr. Button was a harness maker by trade, and left many friends in Ardmore who will deplore his loss.
The Negro boy who was shot by another Negro with a Winchester a few days ago at SHIPLEY’s camp has died from his injuries.
Identified the Body
Gentleman from Marion, Kansas Recognizes Son, Killed by Cars
Dougherty, May 1: Mr. DEUTCHER of Marion, Kansas arrived here this morning from Kansas City and identified the body of the young man who was run over and killed by the car on April 18 as that of his son. The last Mr. Deutcher had heard of the young man was March 17 when he left Marion with the intention of going to Lawton. The remains were re-interred today.
Heavy Cattle Traffic
T. L. MUNRO, traveling train agents of the Santa Fe, says never before in the history of the Santa Fe has there been an experience such as a heavy movement of cattle to the Indian Territory as is the case at the present time. The movement is principally from San Angelo. Mr. Munro estimates that Santa Fe will carry during the present shipping period from San Angelo 3600 cars of stock. During the present month the shipments will far exceed the entire consignment of last season. The shipments over the Santa Fe will not be completed before the latter part of May.
May 2, 1902
News over the ‘Phone
O. G. WARREN of Ardmore has been here for the past two days on business.
HARRISON WHITE has just received three carload of horses from Texas.
MR. BLANTON of Pauls Valley was here yesterday on business.
The ball given in the Colbert building last night was well attended. Quite a number of visitors were present.
The legislature is still in session.
GEORGE BURRIS returned yesterday from Stonewall.
A telegram was received yesterday from Washington stating that the bill authorizing the establishment of a district court at Tishomingo has passed the conference committee of both houses of congress.
A difficulty arose between BUD IVEY and M. G. JORDAN, two A. & C. railroad men here yesterday, resulted in each paying $7.90 in mayor’s court.
MRS. GEORGE HENDRIX is here from the Creek Nation visiting relatives.
The Continental snuff drummer was here this morning from Ardmore.
MR. WILSON is here from Spanish Fort, looking after his cattle interests. He is accompanied by BUD MCCARTY and J. J. HANCOCK.
PAT WARE was here today, the first time in months.
The Loco drug store has been sold by MARVIN THAGARD to DR. CRANFILL of this place and JIM PAYNE from Dixie. It is understood that the latter gentleman will also purchase the drug stock of R. H. ROBBERSON & Bro.
The work of moving the post office from the old to the new town has been completed.
OVEROTN LAVERS is here today on business.
The piling for the last bridge on the Choctaw from Hartshorne to Ardmore is being driven and all the five remaining bridges are about completed. The tracklayers on the west end have been called off and the remain track will be laid by the crew from the east. It is expected that the remainder of the track will be laid Sunday.
MESDAMES BATESand SCOTT went to Ardmore.
I. E. ALEXANDER, the A. & C. contractor who finished his work here a few days ago and went to Pauls Valley where he has a contract, did an act before leaving here which is condemned by all our citizens. When he came here some time ago, he was given a lot in town for his camp. He was charged nothing for the lot, it being understood that he should dig a well on the lot which would be turned over to the town when he left and be used as a public well. He requested that the town pay him for the well when he was ready to leave. Our people refused to pay him for same, then he had the well filled with rubbish, notwithstanding the protests of our people.
The I. O. O. F. lodges of this section are preparing to hold a big picnic on Tater Hill mountain east of here for the near future. It is an ideal place for holding a picnic; from this mountain, a view of the surrounding country, within a radius of 25 miles, can be secured with the naked eye.
The infant daughter which was born to Mr. & Mrs. HALL SPLAWNyesterday died today at 11;00.
Born last night to JASPER BAZAN and his wife, a daughter.
L. J. SHOOK and O. E. MATTHEWS attended the musical entertainment at Thackerville last night.
W. P. THOMPSON went to Ardmore today.
Killed with an ‘Unloaded Gun’
Vinita, May 1--Mrs. P. J. RYANof Claremore some time ago took an orphanboy to raise. Yesterday a nephew of hers about the same age as the orphan boy was playing with a gun that “wasn’t loaded.” The gun was accidently discharged and the bullet hit the orphan boy squarely in the head, killing him instantly.
Shot Four Times
Vinita, May 1--Yesterday evening JACOB NIGHT, a prominent Creek Indian and a former member of the Creek legislature, was shot and instantly killed near his home at Arbeka. He had trouble with two farm hand over the settlement of wages and one of them shot him four times with a revolver.
Joke Led to Tragedy
Oklahoma City, May 1--In WOGAN’s railroad camp near Bridgeport last night, SAM BARNETT was stabbed five times with a long knife, causing instant death. The murder was the result of a practical joke and makes it the fifth committed in that vicinity in about six seeks. The murderer escaped.