The Daily Ardmoreite
First published in Ardmore, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory then in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
May 4, 1902
Fire at Hickory
Masonic Hall and a Drug Store Destroyed--Origin of Fire Unknown
Hickory, May 2--The Masonic Hall and REEVES drug store were destroyed by fire last night at about 10:30. The cause of the fire is not known but originated in the lower story of the building used by DR. REEVES as a drug store. The lower story was owned by J. W. SHANNON and the upper one by the Masonic Fraternity, who used same as a lodge room. All three parties, suffering losses, carried some insurance.
Mrs. J. R. Pennington who has been sick several days is we are please to say considerably improved.
Advertisement: Dr. J. G. ABERNETHY, dentist over T. N. COLEMAN’Sdrug store.
News over the ‘Phone
The board of medical examiners of the Chickasaw Nation has been appointed by Governor JOHNSTON and is composed of the following gentlemen: DR. WALTER HARDY, ARDMORE; DR.W. W. VANNOY, TISHOMINGO; DR. JOHN DAVIS, HART. All the physicians are highly pleased with the appointments.
The Chickasaw legislature adjourned at 10:00 this morning until Monday. Before adjournment was taken, a bill was passed delegating all powers for collecting the Indian taxes to the U. S. government, or in other words, from this date, the federal authorities will attend to the matter of collecting the annual permit and cattle tax.
Ex-Gov. BYRD is here from Stonewall putting up his political fences. A convention has been called to convene here May 9 by the Chickasaws. I will have for its object the devising of plans for the defeat of the supplemental treaty.
Material is on the ground for the railroad bridge across Pennington.
Excavations are being made for the foundation for the oil mill.
Work is progressing nicely on the electric light plant.
DR. CLAUDE DOAK is here from Ardmore.
Sixteen of the A. & C. surveyors are at work.
DUD DUNN, living two miles west of this place, is reported in a dying condition with dropsy.
Two of the A & C. men visited Loco a few days ago and the citizens of that place now think they will the railroad.
At the meeting of the Commercial Club held here last night, it was decided to hold a grand reunion of the blue and the gray here on the 13th and 14th of June. The Rock Island will give a rate of one fare for the round trip from all points on its line from El Reno to Fort Worth and on all its branch lines in the new country west of here.
MR. CANTRELL, county trustee of MCNAIRY COUNTY, TENNESSEE, has been here for several days visiting his brother, WELDON CANTRELL, of this place. He will return home Monday, accompanied by MRS. WELDON CANTRELL, who will visit at SELMER, TN.
B. P. OTEMEAL has purchased the ANDERSON grist mill at this place.
One of the scheduling parties of the townsite appraisers is here.
DR. CLARK has moved his office from over the M. & P. Bank to rooms over the WILLIAMS furniture store.
DR. W. J. BROWN is quite sick. His brother at Davis has been sent for.
MISS HATTIE HARDY from Ardmore has accepted a position as telephone operation here.
ROBERTSON KEMP, an Indian, who was sent to the penitentiary 16 years ago to serve a life sentence for the murder of a postmaster at Old FORT WASHITA, has returned here. After serving 16 years, he was pardoned. His hair has become snowy white. He notes the difference in the country now and what it was before he was sent to prison. He is kept busy here relating the incident of his prison life.
M. K. PITTMAN has returned from a business trip to Little Rock.
Three Sunday schools of Sulphur went to LAWRENCE LAKE to spend the day.
Quite a crowd headed by W. J. WILLIAMS and IKE RENFROW went east of town today with 12 dogs for a rabbit chase.
W. W. BUTTS was here this week from Wynnewood, and made arrangement to begin work on the cold storage plant.
We learn that H. D. ARGO is preparing to move his stock of goods to the new town.
G. T. SEARCY is reported quite sick today.
MISS HUMPHRESS of HUMBOLDT COUNTY, TENNESSEE will have charge of our school here this summer.
The tracklayers expect to finish the work on the Choctaw by Wednesday.
J. O. MULLEN is here from Madill prospecting and he may locate in the new town.
Work has begun on the tank for the new gin. Work on the building will begin about the middle of the month.
Life Like Pictures
The first moment you can make it convenient, step into HAMLY’s BLUE TENT. There facing you and looking fully life size enough to speak are enlarged pictures of JUDGE HOSEA TOWNSEND, JUDGE JOHN L. TALT, J. S. MULLEN, JUDGE JOHN HINKE, GERALDINE COLEMAN, Little CHARLES GREENBURG, MRS. CHASTAIN’s little girl, Mr. EDDLEMAN’s three children an, the later are arranged in a group. The work is the most life-like you ever saw, and you will wonder at the advancement of photography and realize…
Monday the Ladies of the Lead had quite an interesting meeting. MRS. LEE CRUCE acted as leader and was well informed. MRS. RINGER read a paper written by MRS. BARRY on ‘Marion Sims’ which was very interesting and was well rendered. Several of the ladies made good talks on “dishes for the sick.’ ‘Suggestions for the summer,’ a paper by Mrs. FURMAN, was both interesting and helpful. Quite a number of visitors were present, one was MRS. SAMMONS, an old club member.
Wednesday, the Gibson Girls were entertained by Miss STUART. Quite a pleasant time was enjoyed by all. Prizes were won by MISS BERTA LEDBETTER, MISS MULLIN, MISS PULLIAM and MISS SMITH. We were honored with a visit by two of Ardmore’s young gentlemen which added quite a flavor to the afternoon pleasure. A delicious two course luncheon was served.
Thursday, the Euchre Club met with MISS TRASK. Only 3 tables were present, but interesting. The club prize was won by MRS. FURMAN, the guest prize by MRS. CHARLES ANDERSON, both prizes being beautifully made by the hostess…
The Orio Club met last Friday at the pleasant home of MRS. ADAH SMITH. The quotations were from George Elliot. With MRS.E. B. PUGH as leader, the following table talk was discussed… MRS. CHOATE’Spaper ‘Demonsthene,” that might matter of speech and MRS. FOX’s paper’Aeschines’ the Athenian orator was attentively listened…
Who is going to the canyon Monday? All parties wanting cakes made for Monday may leave their order at SPEIGLE’s baker today. J. H. SPEIGLE.
FRANK E. WILBUR was here from Guthrie.
M. DUFFEY of Midway was in town.
J. C. KEMP and son came from Tishomingo.
H. H. PENNINGTON made a business trip to Texas
W. W. JENNINGS was in the city from Paris, Texas.
MRS. RUSSELLJ. WILLIAMS returned from visiting in Texas.
N. R. TISDELL returned from a visit.
MRS. C. A. SAMMONS of Corsicana, Texas is the guest of MRS. R. W. RANDOL.
A. CRUCE has returned from Fort Worth where he visited his son who is under treatment at a hospital there.
H. D. GARRISON was here yesterday from Oklahoma City for the purpose of shipping his pool room fixtures to that city.
S. P. RENDER,president of the Norman Milling and Grain Co. of Norman, was in the city in interest of his mill.
DR. A. P. BROWN of Davis, a brother of W. J. BROWN, of Lone Grove came down yesterday to attend his brother’s sickbed.
MR. & MRS. W.H. MORAN of Marsden, accompanied by their daughters, Misses Maggie, Etta and Julia, paid the Ardmoreite office a visit yesterday.
MISSES WILLIE GREEN and RUBY PULLIAM left yesterday for Woodford, where they will visit the family of BART SMITH.
ALEX WHITE, of BOWERVILLE, GEORGIA, has been visiting his son CHARLES T. WHITE, who lived 5 miles above here, returned home yesterday afternoon, after taking in the Dallas reunion and Ardmore.
PRESIDING ELDER W J. SIMS of the Methodist Church went to Thackerville for meetings.
S. L. STRONG and family left Friday fro BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. They spent several days with Mr. Strong’s brother-in-law, O. T. TYLER.
Judge H. M. FURMAN left yesterday for Burneyville to assist in conferring Masonic degrees on some candidates.
FRANK LAW,son of REV. N. F. LAW,came in from Pittsburg, Kansas where he has been working.
Durwood Letter List
List of advertised letters now in the post office of Durwood which, if not called for in thirty days, will be sent to the dead letter office at Washington, D. C.:
T. M. ARNOLD
J. A. BEAM
W. B. DAVENPORT
J. C. MILNER
E. W. MULLEN
D. C. MITCHELL
J. R. WILLIAMS
When calling, please ask for advertised letters. T. W. SCOTT, postmaster
Notice in Bankruptcy
Notice for JOHN ATTAWAY
J. K. ELLEDGE VS M. C. ELLEDGE
May 5, 1898
Suing for a Headright
Delawares Claim 157, 600 Acres of Land from Cherokees
Vinita, May 4--Hon. WILLIAM T. HUTCHINGS is preparing a brief in the case of the Delawares vs. the Cherokee in which the Delawares are asking for 157,600 acres of land as their property in addition to their headright as Cherokees. They claim the land as theirs under an old treaty. There were 920 members of the Delaware tribe according to the roll of 1888, and it is supposed that there is about the same number now…
News over the “Phone
DR. W. J. BROWN has been quite sick for the past two weeks, but he is better today. BUD BROWN and family from Ravia, DR. DAVENPORT and family of Woodford, and DR. PINK BROWN of Davis--all relatives of the sick man--are here.
DRS. BOOTH and MOORE came from Ardmore to attend Dr. Brown.
T. C. BRIDGEMAN and family of Ardmore are here.
The two year old son of J. E. PADGETT died Saturday afternnon and was buried here today.
A fine rain fell last night.
H. M. HOLLINGSWORTH is quite sick with meningitis.
MIKE SNEED was here Saturday from Ardmore.
DR. BLAYLOCK and family returned Saturday from St. Louis where he has been attending a medical college. He has gone to Marietta today.
A fine rain fell here last night and the corn, cotton and oat crops look fine today.
The merry-go-round is preparing to be moved to Ardmore.
The infant child of MR. & MRS. J. D. FREEMAN died yesterday afternoon.
MISS JOSIE THOMSPON, who has been at home a few days visiting her parents, returned to school at Ardmore.
Our sick are all improving.
J. M. ROBBERSON of Loco is here today
W. R. MANNING left yesterday on business to Bowie.
BURT DUNN, who lived two and one-half miles west of here, died Saturday night.
Elmore, May 3--Prospects are good for rain. Crops look well. General health of the community is good.
MISS MAGGIE DOOLEY closed her school yesterday. She made the afternoon very interesting to her pupils, all of whom regret the closing of the school.
RUBE HARRIS passed through town with 450 head of 4-year old steers which he was taking to his ranch on Salt Creek.
Prof. Oliver will open a commercial school there Monday.
J. P. GIBSON has built an addition to his residence.
The I. O. O. F. hall is nearing completion.
RICHARD MURRAY got badly crippled yesterday.
Strayed, two bay mare ponies. One branded P on shoulder, other branded IK on shoulder. One has young bald face horse colt. Deliver them to W. M. FOSTER, Provence, I. T. and receive $5 reward.
Smoke the Eldo
Over 100,000 smoked in Ardmore last year
Those who sell the Eldo:
A. F. JONES
MCCHAREN 7 WEBSTER
J. A. SKIPWORTH
MOORE & WINANS
ARDMORE DRUG CO.
S. E. JENKINS
J. H. SPIEGLE
TANNER & STEWART
J. H. KAHN
T. N. COLEMAN
DR. FRANK WYMORE
J. W. HOLLAND
S. T. FELKER
W. B. FRAME
F. J. RAMSEY
BONNER & BONNER
PEEPLES & CO.
DILLARD & ALLEN
J. H. HATCHER
District Court Opens
The district court opened this morning with Judge Townsend on the bend and all the grand jury present. After excusing several of the members and substituting others, the judge proceeded as to their duties…
Whiskey was the cause of nine-tenths of the shooting and cutting affrays, the judge said, and that was one reason he called their special attention to that class of law breakers…The jury having been charged with N. R. BUCKLEY of Colbert as their bailiff…
J. B. BRIDGES who had pleaded guilty to selling whiskey at the last term of court and was allowed to go free until the first day of this term was on hand..six months in jail and $100..suspended for good behavior.
W. E.COOPER of Milburn and G. W. CRUM of Isome Springs were appointed notaries public.
J.M. COULTER, O. L. BOUNDS, T. J. BELL, B. M. STEWART, all banrupt cases, were discharged as bankrupts by the court.
R. F. FRENCH is here from Emet
JESS GUMM is here from McMillan
J. M. MCHENRY of Alma is here.
SHIMER BOYD of Tishomingo is in the city.
DR. CHARLES F. SHERFORD is here from Linn.
JACK W. SCANLON came from Marietta.
JOHN BURK registered last night from Madill.
G. W. MCMILLAN was here from McMillan.
W. W. SMITH came from Gainesville.
JOHN CHITWOOD was here from Dougherty.
J. H. FOWLER is in the city from Graham attending court.
ROBERT CROCKETT and HORACE MARSHALL are in the city from Colbert.
R. H. ROGERS, a large railroad contractor from Memphis, is here.
S. C. TREADWELL, an attorney from Tishomingo, is attending court at Ardmore.
MRS. LOOMIS of Denison, Texas is in the guest of Mr. & Mrs. WILLIAM G. CECIL.
JESSE HOLLAND is here from Thackerville to serve on the grand jury.
ANDERSON BOYD is here from Lexington, visiting his wife who is sick.
Commissioner WILLIAM PFEIFFER came down this morning from Purcell to attend court.
H. O. LOVE, SAM BLACK, J. L. JORDAN, & W. H. RITCHERYare here from Marietta.
H. H. KUTTNERof Waco is in the city, looking for a place for a drug store.
W. A. LEDBETTER left for Washington on legal business.
W. O. DUSTON, who has a large dry goods business at Ravia, spent Sunday with his family, here.
ROBERT SMITH of the firm of RUST & SMITH, contractors on the M. K. & T. road, is in the city.
MRS. S. E. GARDNERand her daughter Anna returned home from Ennis, Fort Worth and other Texas towns Sunday.
DR. C. L.SHUFORD, JAMES TALIAFERO, DR. HARRY, JAMES FOWLER, and CHARLES TALIAFERRO of Leon are visitors here.
DRS. W. M. CHANCELLOR, J. WHITFIELD,and G. W. CHANCELLOR came from Marietta.
U. S. marshal BEN H. COLBERT, is attending court today.
MISS JENNIE DILLONof Berwyn has been the guest of MISS MAGGIE LAWSON; she returned home.
F. W. VALLIANT,chief engineer of the A. & O.. road, came in yesterday with the Division Engineer GIST. Some radical changes are looked for in regard to the A. & O. route west of here.
MRS. GEORGE HOOD and family went to Marietta Sunday to attend the funeral of the baby of their daughter, Mrs. BESSIE FREEMAN, which died Sunday morning and is to be buried at Marietta this evening.
At the Jail
HENRY BROWNFIELD, introducing and selling, arrested in Texas by Deputy Reynolds and brought in on a writ of removal.
JEAN KINARD, larceny of two mules, arrested at Chickasha, brought in by Deputy Smith.
G. A. DURALND, unlawfully taking two horses from B. B. PRESTRIDGE…
WILL PAGEwas released by the commissioner.
Last Friday night during the electric storm W. H.and R. W. ROGERS lost a very fine mare by lightning in their pasture three miles east of town.