The Paoli Leader
Paoli, Pauls Valley, Oklahoma
ALFERED E. SAMPLES, editor.
May 19, 1911
Base Ball Report
Baseball players for the Paoli team: SID BOWEN, O. CHERRY, R. BOWEN, R. LEWIS, HAWKINS, FERGERSON, BOTTOMS, RODGERS, BRANUM
In Memory of M. O. GRIMMET
Words cannot express the regret and sorrow felt over the death of M. O. GRIMMET. He died April 21, 1911 in Friendship, Tennessee. He was the nephew of MRS. DR. FLYNT of Pauls Valley and cousin to MRS. WEST BRANUM of this place. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a zealous worker in the cause of his Master, whom he loved and served to the best of his ability. … He was associated with T. J. DOBYNS in business in this place and also at Maysville, filling both places satisfactory and with credit to himself…
T. J. DOBYWNS MERCANTILE CO., the Leading Store.
HANLEY & MCCRUMMEN, ‘The Store of Quality’
E. A. BUTT LUMBER CO.
F. L. PENDLEY dry goods, hardware and groceries.
HYNES & BRANUM, dealers in cold drinks, cigars and tobacco, fresh meats and canned goods, Phone 18.
Give me your contract to dig your wells, storm caves, and etc. J. D. BEAVERS
Paoli Drug Store, W. J. KENGLESMITH, prop.
The Paoli Restaurant, C. LANGDON, prop.
R. F GIBSON’s Barber Shop.
Popular Lady Contest
Below is the way the contest stood Thursday evening in the Popular Lady Contest which is being conducted by ‘Millers Merry Makers.’ HAZEL PRATER 150, ANNIE RODGERS 120, BELL BINGHAM 90, BETHA RODGERS 60, MYRTLE HARRISON 10, MARY SMART 10, BELL MCMINER 10.
A jolly party of fishermen went to the river Wednesday, but on returning they didn’t mention the number of fish caught, perhaps the scenery was too fascinating for fishing. The following were chaperoned by MRS. HOLLY and MRS. HARRISON. MISSES BERTHA ROGERS, ANNA ROGERS, HAZEL PRATER and NATE KING, WALTER KIRKWOOD.
Miller’s Merry Makers
DR. MILLER, the painless dentist of Oklahoma City, is in Paoli for a stay of one week. He is carrying with him a cracker jack, good, little popular priced show, putting on at all times good moral comedy.
A Few Words about Our Little City
Paoli is located in one of the best agricultural districts in Garvin County between Purcell and Pauls Valley on the Santa Fe railway. We have been informed that were but one store, blacksmith shop, cotton gin, and four dwelling houses in 1891. T. I. THORNTON was at that time proprietor of the hotel which has since burned down. JAMES DULIN it is said built the first house, it being a log house which is still standing. We now have a population of about 400 people, we have quite a few good substantial buildings, the main ones made of brick. We now have five general merchandise store, two gins, one restaurant, one grain elevator, one lumber yard, one furniture store, one drug hotel, one drug store, one doctor, one livery and transfer line, two blacksmiths, one bank, one confectionary shop, one telephone exchange, two barber shops. The Santa Fe has a nice large depot which has been completed only a short time. We have three churches, the Masons, Odd Fellows, M. W. A., and W. O. W.
J. E CROPP was a business visitor to Pauls Valley.
B. S MCCAIN was a business visitor at Wynnewood.
H. C. PEARSON was visiting in Noble.
MISS WILLIE STANFIELD of Ada is visiting MISS MARIE RODKE this week.
MISS HAZEL CRABTREE of Wayne was visiting relatives here last week.
RALPH W. LEWIS is now working at the Santa Fe depot. NUTE KING resigned.
W. R. OLEY, wife and son are attending the U. C. V. Reunion at Little Rock, Arkansas.
The race Monday evening between JAMES SEGROVES and an auto was quite an excitement for a few moments.
EARL J. MERSER, traveling salesman for the Oklahoma Sash and Door Co. of Oklahoma City, was calling on the trade here last week.
MR. CAMP and MR. MCCRUMMEN shipped six cars of cattle Tuesday.
N. A MCCLAIN informs us that HIGGINS & DAVIS are having a nice house built on their place about 7 miles west of the city. H. W. HOWARD is in charge of the work.
HIXON & Son have purchased the General Merchandise establishment which was formerly owned by WEST & MARROW and will continue the business at the same old stand.
REV. MOORE, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will organize a Sunday school. He will also preach at the Methodist Church.
UNCLE DAN MCCRUMMEN, who has been spending several days in a sanitarium at Oklahoma City, returned the first of the week, looking much stronger.
Z. T. BOTTOMS, while making a run from T. J. DOBYNS store the other evening to Train No. 5, put on so much speed that he run out of his shirt and left part of it hanging on the store door.
T. C. BAKER, representing the Luke’s Music Store of Ardmore, was in Paoli Thursday and Friday in the interest of the firm.
PROF. E. M. ROBERTS who has been principal of the public schools at Noble for the past several terms was in Paoli last Saturday and while here, paid a very pleasant call to the office.
C. W. HENRY, one of the partners of the firm PERRY & HENRY Furniture Store of Paoli and Wynnewood, left last Sunday for Hot Springs, Arkansas where he goes for a recreational trip. We wish Charles a pleasant trip.
SAM BOTTOMS and MISS HAZEL PRATER, CHARLES POFFENBERGER and MISS BERTHA ROGERS, drove to Wayne Thursday evening to attend the high school play, ‘ Mr. Bob.’ They report the closing scenes good, as they did arrive in time to see the first scene.
We don’t know where we are going, but we on our way. These were among the last words spoken by PROF. F. B. ALLEN before leaving Tuesday for Oklahoma City where he and his family will visit relatives for a few days. Mr. Allen does not know where he will locate but promised to write us when he does get located.
Thursday, May 26, 1911
LOOIE COZINE GRINSTEAD was born July 29, 1909 and he departed this life on May 19, 1911. He was laid to rest in the Paoli Cemetery.
SAM HAVENS and MISS ADA BUSHON went to Davis last Sunday, May 2, and were married. Mr. Havens is a worthy young man, sober, industrious, and always attentive to business. Miss Ada is a young lady of excellent character, quiet, and unassuming in her manners, a great help and comfort to her mother, always working willingly. We wish them a long and happy career going down life’s stream hand in hand.
MISS BERTHA BOTTOMS gave a party Monday night in honor of MISS WILLIE STANFIELD of Ada who has been visiting MISS MARIE RODKE for a few days. Those present: MISES MARIE RODKE, RUTH OLIVE, ANNA OLIVE, IVA KING, MRS. LUKE BOTTOMS and MRS. W. P.DOCKHORN, FRED MCCRUMMEN, WALTER KIRKLAND, LEO RODKE, NUT KING, WALTER OLIVE, JOE HYNES, SAME BOTTOMS, JOE BOTTOMS, and HOVER CAMP. Bertha was assisted in serving refreshments by her sister SEPTEMBER BOTTOMS.
MRS. H. C. PEARSON was reported on the sick list last week.
MISS BELL BINGHAM leaves on a visit to Mexico Sunday.
MISS SALLIE CHECK of out East spent Thursday at Pauls Valley.
MISS LUCILLE LAIN of Coppell, Texas is visiting her sister MRS. DR. LAIN.
MRS. S. B. HOLLY and MRS. H. HOLLY spent Friday shopping in Pauls Valley.
MRS. E. L. MCCRUMMEN and MRS. W. P. DOCKHORN spent Friday in Pauls Valley.
MRS. JAMES LAW, RUTH OLIVE and MISS KELLEY are attending the Sunday School Convention at Lindsay.
MARIE RODKE and brother DAVE returned from Ardmore Wednesday and MISS STANFIELD returned home.
FRED MCCRUMMEN went to Kansas City with four cars of cattle Wednesday. NUTE KING is working in his place at the store.
MRS. A. E. CARROLL of Walters, is visiting the McCLAIN brothers for a few days.
MRS. TOM BOTTOMS spent Wednesday at Pauls Valley with her daughter MRS. LON MOORE who is slowly recovering from an operation.
It is understood that Randolph Chapel will give a picnic out west of town Saturday, the 27th.
MRS. LUKE BOTTOMS went to Pauls Valley to visit her sister-in-law MRS. LON MOORE, before returning to her home at Byers, Texas.
MRS. OLA BERRY received the glad news that her husband is improving. He is in a sanitarium at Austin, Texas. She hopes to make him a visit soon.
MRS. DEGARMO of Wayne was visiting the GIBSON family last Friday. She intended to leave on the five o’clock train, but it beat her to the depot, so she had to stay over another day.
S. PT. TIPTON, who has been here in the interest of the Cordell Christian College of Cordell, Oklahoma, left Wednesday for Lexington.
MRS. HATTIE BOTTOMS is here visiting her parents. She was at one time a resident of Paoli where she is favorably known as a pleasant, amiable lady.
MRS. PRATER’s subscription school closes Friday. We hope she will remain here and teach another term.
While DR. KARL FIEGE of Oklahoma City and a driver named BOLEY were making a drive from Lindsay to this town to catch the early morning train, the team and buggy went over the side of a culvert about five miles west of here. The driver was cut and bruised, but the doctor was practically unhurt.
HAZEL and MARION PRATER are visiting their grandfather at Noble this week.
Friday, June 2, 1911
86, She Walks to Church
MRS. BRADLEY, mother of MRS. B. F. BARNES of this city, went to hear REV. SCOTT at the Methodist Church Sunday morning, walking all the way. She will soon be 86 years old and is remarkably strong and vigorous.
Fight Last Saturday
Among the many other things that happened last Saturday was a fight between SIDNEY ODOM and JOE CAMP, both well known men of this community…
“The best is always the cheapest.” G. F. RILEY
Friday, June 16, 1911
A Family Reunion
In company with MISS PEARL FRANKS and her father M. C. FRANKS, little MARY MCCORD and her grandmother drove last Sunday to MR. FRANKS’ residence in the country, we were invited to a reunion of Mrs. Franks’ children. Those present were LONE MOORE, wife and little ERMER, MRS. EUGENE OWENS of Walters, MRS. W. E RALLS of Eufala, ALLEN MOORE of Wayne, ROY MOORE, wife and two children. DR. RALLS once lived in Paoli where he had a lucrative practice. Lon Moore was a merchant one time here. ALLEN MOORE is a merchant of Wayne. Roy Moore is a farmer.