Published in Davis, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
Tuesday, January 15, 1895
J. A. McIntosh went to Wynnewood today.
We desire to call attention to the ad of G T. Shook, photographer, in this issue. Mrs. S. is located here permanently we trust and believe he will receive a liberal patronage from our people.
Messrs. Bosley, Bosley & Parrish of Gainesville have rented the D. F. Ellis store house and are putting in a first-class tin shop. This is something we have sorely needed for a long time.
As we were doing the town for news the other day, we passed the Hospital Drug store just as the dray was unloading, and on inquiry, found that Lewis Binswanger was getting in a fresh stock of red lead, wood stain, varnish, oils, and in fact everything it takes to make a house shine and his prices, why they would put a set of false teeth on edge.
Miss Cora Wright, sister of Mrs. B. A. David, returned today to her old home at Checota, I. Ta During her several months sojourn in our midst she has made many friends among young and old who will miss her very much. Especially will the society beaux and belles feel her absence. We hope her stay in Davis will ever be one of the most pleasant spots in her memory.
Bill Cook is at last in the iron grasp of the law. He was arrested last Friday on a ranch near Roswell, N. M. Who will bear the name of all the robberies now.
Go to Frank Meyers, the postmaster, when you want notary work done; he does it up in good shape.
Rev. Aubrey preached at the Howell school house Sunday.
Dr. Brent’s office is about completed.
There is no better way to improve the looks of our town and to increase the value of our property than by setting out fruit and shade trees in our yards and gardens, J. A. Taylor, the Wynnewood fruit and nursery man has a full line of fruit, shade, and evergreen trees, rose bushes, and all kinds of grapes and berry vines.
W. H. Freeman has returned from Kansas City, where he went to sell a car of hogs.
John W. Williams does not deny the charge so it must be done. We enter no objection as he is not a minor.
E. T. Gordon of Wynnewood was here yesterday. He came by land and mule back at that. We had thought all the time that Wynnewood needed a railroad.
That smile that froze on J. A. Stoke’s face Christmas week has not thawed out yet and if there had been twins, his physiognomy would have been permanently deformed.
Any one finding some stray partridges wandering around in search of a coop to go into will please direct them to the harness store. A fair dozen of these little beasts wandered off from their master’s coop and when they attempted to return, they got scattered and went into the rear doors of the brick stores except the right one. They also furnished amusement for the small boy element who put in ten house a day in their pursuit. The young man had his voice toned for quail on toast…
W. L. Bird is again enjoying peace of mind as his family returned Thursday from their holiday trip to Gainesville.
Some Items January 22, 1895
J. R. Greer will soon live at home and board at his new house in Hanna addition.
Mr. Simpson of Gainesville is in town prospecting with reference to mercantile business.
R. C. Thompson is building another residence on West Side, having old his other one to J. R. Satterfield, the grocery man.
Ben A. Davis, one of the ‘premium’ snatcher decorators, wants to rent a tent to store his wall paper in since S. H. sold out.
Freeman Bros. Have moved their stock of groceries from the Ferguson stand to the old stand and cut down rent and clerk hire.
W. T. Martin has left the employ of Freeman Bros. Since their move and is not behind the counter of S. R. Satterfield’s Cash grocery.
J. Campbell of Lexington is in town with several fine stallions which are beauties to behold. They are at the Tennessee stable.
Sid Robinson is greeting a good residence across the street north of the post office.
It is said that fifty of the children of Geromino’s band are attending the Catholic school at Anadarko. There are about 300 members of the ban held at Fort Sill.
Mr. Anderson of Nashville is in town prospecting with reference to finding a location for a lawyer. We hope he will locate, for Davis will be a good place if we get a commissioner.
R. L. Melton tells us he will at once proceed to erect a half dozen neat rent cottages. This is a fine idea and we sincerely hope he will carry it out as this is a splendid opening for a good paying investment, and something the town has needed for some time.
He who calls on Frank Meyers mires up in love letters and confections.
Since the departure of Bradley Jackson, Bradley, the wheelman, makes a specialty of leather brads.
Mrs. W. G. Butler returned Sunday from a few days visit to her mother in Ardmore.
He leaped down from high prices and sells prices at bed rock. Who? Cy Leeper, of course
Billy Tucker steal a hen and tucker under your arm and her head under her wing and she will no squeal on you.
Mark it! Market! Mark it!
Billy Tucker, successor to Howell &Dunaway, is still running a first class market where the public can get beef, pork, mutton, goat, venison, or any sort of meat at rock prices. Also game, chickens, fish, eggs, butter, etc. can be had for just the asking. If you have them to sell, don’t forget where to go.
Bill & Charles Market
If the dear public will allow us the loan of one ear for a few moments, we will take pleasure in announcing that we have bought the interest of E. B Campbell and will run a first-class market, and hope we will be able to control a liberal share of your patronage as we have had to present… Respectfully, Charles Lovell, William Springer
Miss Minnie Neal of Tennessee is visiting the family of J. R. Blythe since Friday.
Lee Melton has bought the Wilson & Lovell office and moved it to the lot in the Hanna addition where he will be ‘at home’ to his friends.
Freeman Bros. now ride the bicycle in the latest approved style, but not both at once, however.
Mr. And Miss Majors of Elk are the guest of their sister, Mrs. Tucker.
Mrs. Aubrey and Miss Graham went to Ardmore Friday and the professor followed the next morning.
Mr. Morgan of Oklahoma City is doing the town in the interest of the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association.
February 5, 1895
The little child of Mrs. Grimes died this week.
Charles Hanna has returned to his home at Ninnekah, I. T.
Miss Annie Lovell, who has been sick for some time, is now about well.
j. R. Satterfield is just recovering from a severe attack of the mumps.
Davis was the center of a big frost this week, and from the press dispatches, it seems we were not alone but that half of the earth was similarly affected.
We regret to report the departure of A. Green for Dallas where he took his entire stock of goods. He was one of our most popular merchants and we regret to lose him.
Rev. J. E. Aubrey and family left Tuesday for Ardmore where they will make their future home. He has accepted the Cumberland Presbyterian church at that place, the offer of which is quite a compliment to one so young in the ministry.
Everyone will regret to learn of the death of Uncle Jerry Moss, which occurred last Sunday at his home seven miles west of town. He has been paralyzed for many months and owing to his old age it was evident to all that recovery was impossible. The Masonic fraternity thirty-six strong went out and conducted the body to the church, where the funeral sermon was delivered by Rev. Aubrey. Forty-two Masons marched in line to the grave and participated in the burial when the remains were laid to rest by the fraternity in accordance with its ancient and impressive ceremony. ‘Uncle Jerry was a goodman’ was on the lips of everyone who had known during his long residence in the territory. Indeed, a faithful Christian and true Mason has gone to his last reward. By his own ante-mortem request, he was buried in a home made walnut coffin and the funeral procession went over the river bridge.
H. W. Fielding began school Monday morning, taking the place of Rev. J. E. Aubrey, who has moved to Ardmore. We know from previous observation that under Mr. Fielding, the school will not sink below the highstandard Rev. Aubrey had established.
Messrs. Patterson, Ferguson, and Binswanger went to Ardmore last week and took the degrees of Past Master and Mark Master in Royal Arch Masonry, and will the take the Most Excellent and Royal Arch degrees on the 14th.
Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Mackey of Wynnewood came down today for a two hours’ visit, and N. R. found time to drop in at the news mill for a few minutes. He says it snowed at Wynnewood this week.