Davis Weekly News
Published in Davis, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
January 24, 1901
The following were visitors at the D. H. S. Friday afternoon: Misses Lizzie Outler, Berta Harden, Irene Williams, Bertha Kelly, and Nora Fonville, Mrs. Outler, Mrs. Fisher, and Dr. W. A. Wilson.
Miss Nannie Drennon visited the school Monday afternoon.
New pupils enrolled: May Cornelius, Artie Prince and Lloyd Spikes.
Oscar Lawrence made a visit home last Friday.
We are sorry to learn that Mr. Malcolm Green has been quite sick with pneumonia.
Ara Butt was on the sick list last week but is up again.
Hugh Stokes went out home Tuesday.
M,. E. Church, South, W. H. Averyt, pastor
First Baptist Church, W. J. Downing, pastor
Cumberland Presbyterian Church, E. S. Tucker, pastor
Mrs. I. W. Saunders was the guest of Ardmore friends.
Coon Lindsay and Bev Polk were in Ardmore yesterday.
A fine boy arrived at the home of Joe Norwood last Friday.
J. E. B. Wright, a piano tuner form Chicago, is plying his vocation in Davis this week.
W. L. Bird has just received a new line of corsets--straight fronts, French shapes, and girdles, and invites the ladies to call and see them.
M. Turner, who recently moved here from Dougherty to send his children to school, orders the News sent to him, also to his brother E. B. Turner at Eudora, Mississippi.
Dr. Monroe has been very sick the past two weeks, part of the time his life being despaired of, but he is much improved the last two days, and the doctors think he is one the way to recovery.
M. White will test your eyes free. Go and let him test your eyes whether you need glasses or not. He can tell in two minutes whether your eyes are weak or strong.
S. H. Davis and Ike Adler went to Roff a few days ago, and sold a complete saw mill and grist mill.
L. L. Blackburn, who has kept books for his brother-in-law W. L. Bird since September leaves today for Gainesville to reside in the future. Our town has no young man whose character is nobler or stands higher above reproach than this same Mr. Blackburn.
City Barber Shop, an up-to-date tonsorial parlor. Three chair shop, first class workmen, fine tools. Hot or cold baths at all hours. Agent for Ardmore Steam Laundry. Give us a call. L. J. Crowder, prop.
Ardmore city council has passed an ordinance making vaccination compulsory. This was done on account of the prevalence of small pox in and round Ardmore, and the fact all over Texas and the Territory. While vaccination is a good thing, to make it compulsory ought to be seriously considered before passed by any council. It works injury on a community where uncalled for.
W. F. Gregory has bought the residence of W. N. Garner in south Davis. Mr. Davis will leave in a day or two for the western country.
Stanford Opera House
Three Nights Commencing Thursday, Jan. 24th
Patte Stock Co. in a repertoire of up-to-date comedies and dramas. Special scenery, magnificent costumes, up-to-date specialties. Prices 15, 25 and 35 cents.
Rev. G. R. Naylor and Miss Mattie Ross were united in marriage at the Hemming building just after prayer service yesterday afternoon at 4:00.
The home of the groom is Gainesville and he is a Baptist missionary. He has only been in the ministry three years but has had remarkable success. The bride is the daughter of a stockman at Palmer and is a devoted Christian girl and in every respect capable of filling the new sphere in life to which she has been promised--that of a preacher’s wife. She was reared and educated in Texas, her father moving to the Territory about three years ago.
The News had the pleasure of meeting Rev. Naylor while he was in our city and we judge him to be a man who lives to the requirements of his calling and we are happy to extend congratulations and good wishes to him and his bonny bride. May the Master ever smile on their lives.
John Prater Jailed
John Prater, the young man who has made his home at W. L. Bird’s the past year or two, was arrested last Friday on a charge of larceny. The saddle of Tom Vancleave which was stolen from his horse at the Baptist Church the first week of January, was found by Mr. Bird on his premises and he informed city marshal Wood and the arrest of John Prater was made. Since his arrest, Mr. Prater has searched his premises and numerous articles have been found, such as six shooters, saddle blankets, bridles, etc. John was taken to Pauls Valley Saturday and given an examining trial, bound over in the sum of $1000, which bond he failed to make and was carried to Ardmore and jailed.
This is not the first time John has been guilty of crooked work, but his actions until recently had given the public confidence in him and everybody thought he was a good boy.
Mr. and Mrs. Bird took him in and gave him a home when he had none, boarded, and clothed him and sent to school and tried to teach him the right way to live, and to think he so boldly set aside their teachings, makes him appear ungrateful.
Evangelist Abe Mulkey
Will preach to men only at the Hemming Building next Sunday at 10:30 a.m. No boys under 12 years of age admitted unless accompanied by their fathers.
Janurary 31, 1901
Head Cut Off by Engine
The Gainesville Hesperian says:
“John Noonan, who worked the extra gang in the territory, came to Gainesville Friday night with about 35 others. The gang of men were on their way to Baum, where the Santa Fe is improving its track. Noonan, with many others of the men, took advantage of the time and place and got drunk, and after carousing until a late hours, crawled under the platform at Patrick & Keel’s grain house and went to sleep. At 5:00 yesterday morning, the switch engine set some cars in on the siding and it is thought that the noise awakened Noonan. He started to crawl out just as the engine came by. His head was cut off clean and picked up at ten feet from the body. His left hand was hanging by a small piece of skin.
Noonan was picked up and taken to undertakers, where the body was prepared for burial.
Justice Bush held an inquest and rendered a verdict in accord with the above facts.
Born to Mr. & Mrs. Will Manar last Sunday a girl.
Mrs. Callie Shultz of Wilberton is on a visit to her father, Mrs. S. H. Davis.
Mrs. Curd has returned from a visit to friends and relatives in Texas.
Mrs. R. W. Fleming is visiting her daughter Mrs. C. H. Fischer.
Revs. Massey and Pickens were here a night to two during the revival meeting.
C. W. Rollins, the Ardmore Steam Laundry man, was here Tuesday on business.
Miss Hattie Collins, who is attending school at Ardmore, spent Sunday and Monday with her parents at this place.
G. W. Borden arrived Monday from Charleston, Tennessee and will make Davis his home this year. He will work for J. S. Ferguson.
Miss Cora Barnett, of Burnett who visited in Davis a couple weeks ago, returned home a few days since. She ordered The News sent to her address.
Harry Ward’s minstrel of 40 people is the attraction at the opera house tomorrow night. As this is a first class minstrel and the only one that ever billed Davis, it is quite likely that a crowded house will greet them.
The three year old son of Andrew Medley died Monday of typhoid fever. Mr. Medley is the brother of Mrs. Carnahan and has only been in Davis about a month, came from Austin, Texas. The baby had been sick since last September and this last illness was the third relapse.
E. R. Carnahan has sold his blacksmith shop to Bunk Bandy of Sulphur, possession to be given tomorrow. Mr. Carnahan has not yet decided to leave Davis, but will rest a short time before entering business. Mr. Bandy will have a professional horseshoer from Pauls Valley with him and the tow are said to be first class workmen.
School Column by Prof. J. R Clemmons
New pupils enrolled: Scythia Rogers, Lee Willis, Homer Turner, Angie and Charlie Dees.
Pupils who have just returned to school since the holidays: Bertha Williams, Howard and Susie Koontz, Gaynell Wade and Gayden Morton.
We are sorry to learn that our friend, O. R. Tanner, is going to move soon to Roof, as he will take with him two of our pupils, Miss Maude and her sister Maggie.
Eva and Jim Myers after being out of school three weeks on account of sickness are back again.
Our motto for this weeks, “Perseverance is the road to success.”
The history class will please look up the following events in U. S. History: Missouri Compromise, Wilmot Proviso, Omnibus Bill, John Brown’s Raid.