First published in Ardmore, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, now published in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.
May 6, 1902
Milo, May 5--This is a gloomy days for the farmer. It has been raining for the past two days and the crops and weeds are simply spreading themselves.
Services were conducted here Saturday night and Sunday by Rev. Barton. We expect to organize a Sunday school here next Sunday.
The health of our community is very good at present.
DRS. DAVIS & SULLIVAN of SNEED and TAYLOR of Woodford were here last week.
J. W. JOHNSON has cotton large enough to chop.
REV. MILSON of ROUNDUP is here this morning.
W. Z. MOORE of BAUM was here yesterday.
Milo is still growing and everything tends to future prosperity.
Hewitt, May 5--Farm work is at a standstill, owing to the heavy rains we had Saturday night and Sunday night. Everything is growing, even the weeds.
We had a good many visitors at Hewitt this past week from Ardmore to buy lots and look at our new town which is to hear the name of Hewitt Junction. Some of our people have bought lots and will move as soon as possible.
MR. WALL sold part of his store building to TOM JONES, who moved it on his lot at the new town and will build a residence there.
Hewitt Junction has the prospect of making a good town. It is in the center of a good farming country and the new railroad forks there, one line going to Lawton and one to Wichita Falls, according to the present survey.
BUD DUNN who died near Dixie was buried here Sunday. Owing to the late arrival of the corpse, the burial occurred between 2 and 3p.m. Monday morning, beside his wife who died a little over two years ago.
JOE, the Negro who has been staying at DR.C. HIGH’S, had orders to leave our town and he left.
Baseball is the order of the day and the small boys as well as the large ones are at it.
DREW, the little girl of MR. BURNS,are some poisonous weeds last Thursday and became very sick, no doubt fatally so had she not received medical aid. She is now better.
DEPUTY WILKERSON arrested J. D. TODD on indictment sworn out by W. W. MEANS about a week ago. He has a scrap with MEANS.
In mayor’s court, town of Dougherty--J. B. HARRISON vs. JOHN CRAIG alias J. C. BOND
Tussy, May 4--We are having nice weather now and all the farmers are busy planting.
MR. MASTERSON, attorney-at-law of Birmingham, Alabama, is visiting his brother J. P. MASTERSONof Hennepin.
MRS. J. A. & MISS LEONA LOONEYvisited MRS. SALLIE MCCARTY yesterday.
J. D. ALLDAY (Holliday?) of Taylor County, Texas is locating at Hennepin.
MR. LONUM of Robinson is in town.
WILL FOX is able to be at work again. He injured his knee badly last week.
WILL WRIGHT who lived on Sandy happened to an accident last Sunday which proved fatal. He shot himself in the abdomen and died Wednesday night.
MRS. JENNIE MORTON is back home again from an extended visit to Texas.
BARNEY JONES is back in Hennepin again. He has been in the Comanche country for some time and says it is a pretty rough country.
We have a good prayer meeting here and everybody is interested.
Sale of Bankrupt Stock
On Thursday, May 8, 1902, in Wynnewood, the undersigned trustee of the estate of J. E. GARRETT, will sell at public auction to the highest bidder … singed J. F. HARGIS, truste
Dixie, May 5--We had a good rain Saturday night. Farmers were about up with their work, so now the crops will grow.
MR. HALLABAUGH returned Monday from the reunion. His son from Alvord, Texas came home with him and has been visiting kinfolk and old friends.
MISS MARY PRICE of Greer County, Oklahoma is visiting her sister MRS, ROBBERSON.
DR. CRANFILL of Loco was called to Dixie Saturday morning in consultation with DR. BENSON.
MR. VINSON, the blacksmith, went to Comanche last week.
REVE. E. L. SILLEMAN went to Cornish Saturday.
MR. NEWMAN of Alma, brother to our gin man, was visiting in Dixie Saturday morning.
JIM PAYNE of Dixie has bought the drug store at Loco and will move there in the near future.
MIKE PAYNE & LON OWENS went to Comanche country last week.
The W. O. W.’s met Saturday night and report a rousing time. They initiated one.
REV. G. G. TAYLOR preached to an attentive audience Sunday.
T. W. ROACH has been very sick. LON OWEN has a very sick child. W. K. MOORE’S wife was reported very sick Saturday.
MR. HOFF has a new girl at his house. Mother and babe are doing well.
JOE REED has a sick child.
BUD DUNN, who lived between Dixie and Loco, died and was taken to Hewitt Sunday evening for burial.
MRS. PRICE is reported as being very sick.
REV. FORKNER Pounded
Rev. J. G. FORKNER, missionary of the Enon Baptist association, writes us May 3 of his recent visit to the ELK church. The meeting was a success, and as a mark of appreciation, the people gave the good minister and his wife a pounding, in which both old and young took an active part. When the people had convened for the pounding, they took part in a song service, supplemented by instrumental music. REV. and MRS. J. G. FORKNER returned to their home at Leon with many kind feelings for the ELK and community.
News over the ‘Phone
THEODORE H. ELLIS returned yesterday from a ten days’ visit at Nashville, Tennessee.
T. F. GAFFORD made a business trip to Davis yesterday.
JIM WILLIAMS is here from Madill.
J. R. JEFFRIES, a merchant of FRANCIS, is in town.
JOHN PATE is here from DRAKE.
J. F. HUNTER of MILL CREEK is here today.
The Washita is out of its banks, owing to the heavy rains of the past few weeks.
The little daughter of J. R. CHITWOOD is still quite sick.
MISS CALLIE WRIGHT has returned form a visit to Detroit, Texas, accompanied by her sister, MRS. MOLLIE WHITE of that place.
MISS JENNIE DILLON has returned from Ardmore, accompanied by MISS MAGGIE LAWSON of that city.
WILL BLANTON is here today from Ardmore
JACK TUCKER of Spanish Fort, Texas is here
DEPUTY OSCAR WILKERSON was here yesterday from Ardmore
Engineer GIST of the A. & C. was here yesterday.
The young people had a dance at the home of ALBERT DULANEYlast night.
MRS. SAM PRICE is reported quite sick.
The town site appraisers struck the city yesterday and posted notices that all improvements put on lots after 8:00 today would not be considered. This created quite a stir, and many put up hurried improvements. Some jumped lots and started improvements. MR. KELSO is in charge of the work here.
JAMES. T. WOLVERTON left yesterday for his home in Tennessee.
Commissioner’s court is in session and quite a lot of civil business is being disposed of. Several citizens were up from Comanche, the commissioner’s court there have been discontinued.
Several Durwoodpeople are in Ardmore today.
CAPT. WEST and postmaster SCOTTare extending the telephone line from Earl to Mannsville.
A dance was given at the home of LUTE SCOTT last night.
It is expected that the Choctaw will finish laying steel tomorrow. The bridges are about all completed.
CHARLES BISHOP and wife and MRS. GLENN are here from Madill visiting relatives and friends.
Healdton, I. T., May 3--Our section as been visited by a fine rain.
R. D. GILLENWATER has returned home to Illinois Bend, Texas yesterday.
MRS. JAMES RAGSDALE of Ardmore passed through yesterday on her way to visit relatives in Dixie.
RUBEN WRIGHT, an uncle of Mr. Heald, is visiting him at this place. Mr. Wright came to the Indian Territory about 1839.
An epidemic akin to whooping cough is annoying the little ones in this section.
It is rumored that a child of C. C. GERMANY, in town has the smallpox.
Our town will be well represented in Ardmore for a time, attending court.
OSCAR WILKERSON, deputy marshal, has been around here for a couple of days. As a consequence, some of our boys are hiding out.
Many people went to HEWITT JUNCTION on the first to buy lost in the new town, although we have heard of none purchasing so far.
There are many strangers looking around the country lately.
Prospects are good for the farmer and he is happy.