The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Indian Territory (now Oklahoma)
Wednesday, May 30, 1900
McKinney, May 28: There is to be a big ball at D. and J. WEBB’S tonight. JOHN WADE of Gainesville, Texas, was here on business. ERNEST and Col. MCKINNEY returned from a business trip to Van Alstyne, Texas. BOB KING was here on business. OMADA HOLT, W. S. FLANAGAN, MAC MCCLATCHEY, and Mrs. CAVILL RICE are on the sick list. Measles are in the families of Mr. NICHOLS and W. D. THURMOND. Deputy MCLEMORE arrested a young man east of here two miles, charged with cattle theft.
Told by Telephone
Nebo: S. H. RODGERS is visiting friends on Mill Creek. Dr. A. L. ELKINS went to take a course at Chicago. JAMES LESTER, who has been attending school at Ardmore, returned home Saturday and entertained his friends with a musical and social last night. A. J. MORROW, living two miles south of Mill Creek, died yesterday at noon. Interment will take place this afternoon four miles south of Mill Creek. A. S. LITTLETON went to attend court at Ardmore. SAM MAXWELL, who has been teaching school at Ardmore, visited friends here.
Belton: A fishing party of 20 members is here from Durant, headed by TOM BENSON of Durant. News reached here yesterday of the fight with outlaws north of here. W. R. GASTON left for Ardmore with some mules. BUD BROWN and wife of Emet are here.
Reagan: Mr. MARSHALL, prominent gin man of Durant, was here en route to Chickasha. Dr. POWELL of Troy was here.
Emet: Granite rock has been struck in the public well and the drill will not penetrate it so the well will be dug in another place. News of the fight with outlaws near Viola reached here. It created excitement here as deputy BRIDGES and WILL EVANS, who were engaged, both live here.
Silo: J. C. VANBRUNT’S baby died last night and will be buried this afternoon. Dr. WEBSTER and W. C. HOLLAND made a business trip to Webber Falls. GEORGE EMERSON of Emet was here.
Lone Grove: J. B. , son of F. M. BYRD, cut his foot with an axe. A surgeon was called and sewed up the wound. A. H. KIMBERLING of Paragould, Arkansas, was here. C. F. CUMMINGS is opening his stock of groceries and confectionary goods. The young people were entertained at the home of J. D. O’BRIEN. EDWARD SKAGGS and Miss CATHERINE MAXWELL were married on the streets here this morning by Rev. J. A. CLOWDUS. The young people live about two miles north of here.
Springer: W. J. DESKINS and BUD PULLIAM will start their binders at work next Monday in their wheat crops. ROBERT SCIVALLEY went to his ranch. Dr. YARBROUGH returned from Ardmore. Mrs. ELLA HOLMAN of Berwyn visited the family of JOHN ATTAWAY.
Earl: D. R. ORR and wife are visiting at Caddo. The ice cream social at the home of F. O. HARRIS last night was a success. LEE NORTON sold his ferry boat on the Washita to JOHN BROWN.
Raysville: Dr. GARDNER purchased the JOE MCMILLAN residence here. Mrs. ISAAC SPARKS is sick. Dr. GARDNER is sick. M. C. SIMPSON’S parents, who visited here, returned to Woolsey. Mrs. W. M. BOATRIGHT returned from visiting at Oakland.
Ravia: W. G. BURNES, chief engineer of the Frisco, passed through en route to Roff. Mr. DUNCAN’S 7 months old child died yesterday.
Marietta: Judge O. LOVE shipped four cars of cattle to Kansas City. DUKE, 15 year old son of A. G. M. LAY, is badly poisoned from poison oak vines. GEORGE IRVIN and wife returned from Hereford, Texas.
A.D. HOOPER received a letter from CHARLES LEGRAND, formerly of Ardmore, now serving in the Philippines, which contained a proclamation of Aquinaldo printed both in Spanish and English languages.
JOHN DILLARD, CLARENCE BUCK and LIL HARDWICK, all charged with introducing liquor, were jailed by deputy BURNS.
Off to Texas
J. B. WALL and family leave tomorrow for Whitesboro, Texas where he purchased an interest in a dry goods business….Mr. Wall has been a successful merchant in Ardmore a number of years.
J. C. GRAHAM returned from Springtown, Texas, where he was called to the bedside of his mother, who was thought to be dying. She had been stricken with paralysis but rallied.
Thursday, May 31, 1900
Graham, May 30: GANO EADS of Ardmore of Ardmore was here. Quite a number of our people had their curiosity aroused Monday night, the 21st, by hearing a sound not unlike a heavy blast which for some seconds was followed by a rumbling sound. No one could explain what it was. It has been rumored for some days that a large rock had fallen near Alma that night, tearing up a quarter of an acre. The Democratic Club met Saturday night. C. P. NOTTINGHAM, one of the 3 delegates elected to attend the convention at Ardmore, withdrew. WILLIE MUNZEHSEIMER, representing the Galveston Shoe & Hat Co., was here. B. C. RICKETTS, efficient leader, was in command of our choir. WILLIAM KERN and Mr. KIRBY here to make a cattle deal with J. A. DURARY. Miss IDA LEMING of Gainesville, Texas, is here to visit relatives.
Facts from Fox
Fox, May 28: Rev. VEECH, a holiness minister of Ft. Smith, Ark., has been holding a meeting here. JIM SMART is sick with malarial fever. Mrs. CLANTON, living some four miles from town, died last Tuesday. Interment was in the Freo church yard Wednesday. Little ALLEN WIER has a severe case of fever, though she is reported some better today. TOM CONNER is also ill with typhoid fever. Dr. BRANNAN of Elk was here. Messrs. JACKSON and RITCHIE went to Ardmore. Quite a crowd gathered at Mr. CARPENTER’S yesterday for singing. We had no mail since Saturday on account of high water. At 9:30 p.m. last Monday a strange light was seen passing over our town which proved to be, so rumor has, a meteor struck the earth ten miles north of here and made a deep indentation covering almost an acre. The shock was felt for several miles around which caused considerable excitement for a time.
Waylaid and Shot
Report is received that on last Sunday afternoon, SAM BROWN, living near Spavinaw post office, shot and seriously wounded ex-sheriff LEONARD WILLIAMS and his 11 year old son. It is stated that Brown hid in the brush and shot into Williams’ house five or six times. Brown had been in a good deal of trouble at different times, but as far as known had no trouble with Williams. LEONARD WILLIAMS is in a dying condition with consumption. Five or six years ago Williams was shot almost to death in a fight at the old national convention grounds north of Tahlequah at the time ELI WOFFORD and JOHN PROCTOR were killed. Williams killed a man at Frt. Gibson and one at Oaks a few years ago. Sam Brown has not been captured yet. From the Vinita Chieftain.
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Shay: The wife of TOM BURRIS died last night at the BURRIS home near old Fort Washita. Deceased leaves a husband and four children. Interment will take place this afternoon at Cox’s Chapel near the edge of Twelve Mile Prairie.
Mill Creek: HENRY NEELEY and wife left to visit her parents near Provence. Born last night to Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES SOWDEN, a son. Mr. FELIX PENNER is quite sick.
In district clerk’s office today a divorce suit was filed, ROSS SCONYERS vs. A. L. SCONYERS. She asks for alimony, custody of the two minor children.
CAL LEWIS was jailed on a charge of larceny.
Friday, June 1, 1900
Healdton, May 1: Old lady INGRAM, mother of W. R. INGRAM, is very low, with little or no hope of recovery. W. A. WARE and family leave for southern Texas. It is reported that Dr. TEAGUE, who is in feeble health, will accompany them.
Sentenced: JIM ROBINSON, ELWOOD HAMLIN, JOHN JACOBS, D. E. HOWARD, WES LANG, BUD FLIPPIN, S. G. PRICE, J. B. BLAKE, FRANK FORD, JOHN WILSON, BOB CLARK, ELI WATKINS (larceny of cattle), BEN PATTON, WESS CORLISS, JOHN MCGEE; WILL DONAGHEE; motion for a new trial for Dr. H. J. SHORT was overruled; in case of BUD NOLEN, convicted of murder, sentenced to life.
Murder and Suicide
By telephone this afternoon, we learn that CHAMP PETTIT today shot his wife with a Winchester and then cut his old throat at St. Jo, Texas. Pettitt will be remembered as the man who shot and killed JIM SKAGGS near March 3 near Pike in this county. A quarrel arose between the two men as the cultivation of a crop on the farm of the widowed sister-in-law of the deceased. Skaggs left the place and returned shortly with a gun when Pettit shot him through the heart. Pettitt claimed he acted in self-defense and the grand jury at the present term of district court failed to find a true bill against him and he went free.
The mother of GEORGE CORHN, living about four miles from town, who has been ill, is reported better.
At the Jail: J. B. FINLEY, LOU HAILEY, LYMAN MAHARDY
Sunday, June 3, 1900
Paoli, June 1: WILL REEL, the postmaster, is planning a fishing tour on Brush creek. DOBYNS & CARPENTER completed a new warehouse. LEE MCCREMINS shipped two carloads of hogs. Miss OLIVIA MANNING of Pauls Valley is visiting Mrs. PERRY FOSTER. Mr. KECK, a trader from Oklahoma, has rented property here and will move his family here. JOHN B. STRIBLING and family will reside here this summer; he lives in Texas but has a cattle ranch a few miles east of here. Mr. KENDAL, proprietor of the Boston Store in Pauls Valley, is putting in a branch store here. URIAH PATRICK, EMILY PATRICK, U. B. PATRICK, and little daughter DORA and T. J. PATRICK are visiting relatives in Tennessee and Kentucky. The new 500 pound bell at the Methodist church peels forth its deep tones every Sabbath morning.
Glenn, June 1: R. L. BIBB was in Ardmore. JNO. D. AKERS, JAMES MCLAIN, and J. S. ARNOLD have been hunting for a horse stolen here May 24. Mr. MILLS purchased a new binder for the harvest.
Monday, June 4, 1900
Hints from Holder
Holder, June 2: F. E. ODOM reports that web worms are decreasing on cotton. Mrs. JOHN LOONEY visited her parents near Raysville. J. H. MONTGOMERY and wife, W. H. BLACKBURN and wife, and W. E. KELLEY of Marietta visited the S. M. DAVIS family. Rev. KELLEY from Texas delivered a series of sermons. W. S. HALL and wife visited friends near Orinne. Dr. GRAHAM and wife, Dr. AUTRY and wife and N. T. MEEKS attended church at what is known as Santiago school house. D. F. PARDEW / PARDUE, prominent farmer living near Holder, presented a fair sample of his cotton crop. GUY KEEL, E. A. VINCENT, Dr. AUTRY and BEN STEWART went fishing. W. H. VINCENT and wife are visiting in Marietta. Mr. HOWARD of Durant is here taking census. Mrs. RISINGER, who has been ill, is better.
Healdton, June 2: Grandma Ingram is still very low. Uncle JIM DAVENPORT of Montague, Texas, visited relatives here. BEN COLLINS and family moved here from Colbert; they will take allotment here and make this place their home. Dr. GORDON returned from an outing. The WHALEY boys left for their home at St. Jo, Texas. J. W. ORME’S family is still here.
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Emet: Mr. FLETCHER of Whitewright, Texas, bought the CLARK GIBSON ranch here. Mrs. GEORGE BROWN received a broken leg. JEFF THOMPSON’S baby died Saturday.
Norton: RUBE JOHNSON and Miss MINNIE NEWTON were married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. NEWTON. Rev. BRICE of Tishomingo officiated. W. M. WADDELL and wife of Silo visited the W. M. HOGE family. JESSE JAMES went to Earl to visit his best girl.
Colbert: Uncle DICK EASTMAN, an old colored man employed at the M. K. & T. depot here, was struck by a south bound Katy freight train late Saturday evening and died Sunday morning and will be buried today. Mrs. MOLLIE KIMBROUGH of Denison is visiting Mrs. J. H. HANNON. J. A. PARKEY returned from Ardmore. Misses LIZZIE and LOTTIE BATES of McKinney, Texas, visited their uncle J. D. COLEMAN then returned home. H. H. MOORE of Denison visited his daughter Mrs. J. H. HENNON.
Thackerville: Mrs. CULBRETH, who was reported dangerously ill Saturday afternoon, died Saturday night and was buried yesterday afternoon.
Durwood: HATTIE, the 12 months old daughter of F. R. KING, died yesterday afternoon.
W. J. WIGGINS, age 72, died Saturday at his home six miles west of town (Ardmore) and was buried yesterday at Rock Creek school house. His death was due to catarrh of the throat.
Tuesday, June 5, 1900
Crushed Playmate’s Head
CHARLES HOUSTON and SAM BURRIS, two boys about 18 years of age, were playing east of Durant, Choctaw Nation, yesterday afternoon, when Houston struck Burris on the heath with a stone, crushing the skull. Burris is still alive, but will die. A warrant was issued for Houston.
McKinney, June 4: Rev. JAMES WATKINS preached at the Baptist church. H. P. EVETTS of Ardmore passed through en route to Gainesville. There was a croquet party at the home of G. W. CASTLEBERRY Saturday night which was largely attended. ELMER GREENE and JIM HANNA of Orinne attended the croquet party.
Oakland, June 4: Mrs. P. G. SMITH is quite sick. Lightning struck the house of FRED MCGINNIS late Friday, doing some damage. Mr. RUSSELL of Ardmore bought the property of CHARLES LYNN on Main.
Powell, June 4: Rev. W. D. INGRAM of Lebanon filled his appointment here. A. W. HOOPER returned from Mineral Wells, Texas. Rev. R. P. GLENN of this place filled his appointment at Shade Prairie. C. C. BISHOP and Miss ANNA GLENN visited Shade Prairie. Deputy CHARLES BURNS of McMillan was here on business. W. W. CHANEY made a business trip to Graham. J. M. SCRIBNER went to Holder. L. J. and B. T. BURTON, C.C. BISHOP, and D. J. PARKER had business at Ardmore. Dr. P. F. ROBINSON and T. J. COVINGTON were in Lebanon. NORMAN WYNNE opened a nice line of family groceries. Prof. T. B. LINER (LANIER?) was in Ardmore.
Grantham, June 4: J.W. VANDERVORT and wife of Oakland visited the B. F. BLOUNT family. C. WOODS, who lives south of town, will have to plant over about five acres of cotton destroyed by worms. J. A. CARTRIGHT is at Van Alstyne, Texas. J. F. and S. J. POWELL went to Brownsville. F. A. PIERCE is organizing a W.O.W. camp at Linn. Mrs. AYERS returned from visiting relatives at Callisburg, Texas. SPENCER CARTRIGHT is at Sherman. Mrs. WILLIAM SCARBROUGH is sick with slow fever.
Told by Telephone
Ravia: The baby of ED TENSLEY died Saturday and was buried Sunday.
Berwyn: Mrs. G. W. WILEY died yesterday.
Wynnewood: JOE GARRETT left last night to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, R. E. JACKSON, at Kosse, Texas. Deceased died last night.
Wednesday, June 6, 1900
Dots from Dixie
Dixie, June 4: WILL JONES’ baby died Friday night and was buried Saturday night. Rev. J. D. ROGERS and B. G. TAYLOR returned from the Methodist district conference at Oakland. Prof. TAYLOR and wife visited at Graham. JIM RAGSDALE went to attending the Woodmen of the World unveiling at Ardmore. WILL EVERETT is among Dixie friends again. Mr. HOLLANBAUGH and HENRY TAYLOR went to Texas. J. T. MEANS of Loco was here Sunday. Rev. J. W. JACKSON preached at Loco and Rev. J. D. ROGER at Cornish. Dr. SNODGRASS and wife of Chagris were in Dixie to attend the burial of Mr. Jones’ baby. R. D. MEANS, wife and little ones were in Dixie. Miss BETTIE MEANS and JESS BRADFORD were married Sunday.
Roff, June 4: THOMAS MEAD, living three miles west of town, stuck a nail in his foot. CHARLES CURREY was hurt by a pony falling with him. Miss GEORGIA EDGET left to make her home at Oklahoma City. DUDLEY REA returned from Texas. BUD CHESTER moved his barber shop to the new town. Mr. FISH of Davis accepted a position as druggist for Dr. Dick.
Facts from Fox
Fox, June 4: Rev. TOLLIVER had a child very sick with pneumonia. Little EILEN WIER is still ill. JIM SMART is recovering from malarial fever. Mrs. MORRIS is still sick. Mr. FARRINGTON of Caddo and his daughters, who has been attending Hargrove college, and CLEVID spent Thursday night here. T. E. and EDGAR JACKSON and JIM DODD went to Duncan. Dr. BRANNAN, dentist, left for Elk.
Grist from Graham
Graham, June 5: GEORGE COLLINS of Elk was here. T. E. JACKSON and JIM DODD of Fox passed through. DICK STEMBRIDGE, the well driller, left for Greer County, Texas. Rev. BEN KNIGHT of Fox preached here. DALLAS SMITH, who was quite sick, recovered. LEE HUDSON, an employee of WELLS & WELCHER, left for Gainesville, Texas to have part of their engine repaired. J. A. DRURY and family will visit family in west Texas.
Thursday, June 7, 1900
Held for Murder
Deputy U. S. marshal DOOG EVERIDGE arrived at Antlers from Grant with L. P. THOMPSON, charged with murder of JIM GRIFFITH, near Grant Sunday evening. Thompson shot Griffith through the hips with a Winchester, but before Griffith died, he shot Thompson with a shotgun, filling his face and body with small shot. Thompson is in jail at Antler in dangerous condition. The killing was the result of a family feud.
Told by Telephone
Connerville: An Indian woman, about 40 years of age, was found dead yesterday morning near the Seeley school house two miles northeast of there. She had been shot by someone during the night or morning. She had been stopping at the home of ALLEN CRAVAT eight miles east.
EVA MAY, 2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. BRADLEY HARRIS of south Ardmore, died last night from a complicated case of measles and pneumonia and was buried this afternoon.
Friday, June 8, 1900
Told by Telephone
Healdton: The mother of W. R. INGRAM died yesterday and was buried today. She was 67 years old.
Mrs. GRINDSTAFF, wife of JASPER GRINDSTAFF, died this morning at the family home near Provence of consumption. The funeral services and interment took place at South cemetery this afternoon.
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