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The Daily Ardmoreite
Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma

Sunday Morning, May 30, 1909

Wedding license: JASPER CROWELL and Miss FLORENCE SAWYERS, both of Graham.

Mrs. MAUDE LEE HENNIGAN, age 25, wife of ROBERT LEE HENNIGAN, died Friday after a short illness. The funeral was conducted yesterday afternoon from the family home. Rev. A. M. HAMMOND preached the funeral sermon. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Berwyn Commencement
At Berwyn Friday night, the annual commencement exercises of the school were witnessed by a large crowd… A splendid program was arranged and among those taking part were GRACE FISHER, class valedictorian, LOTTIE EUBANKS, salutatorian; BEN MAYES, ELLA HENSON, SAM HOY, and CLYDE FISHER. Each had a declaration or reading. Rev. MORAN opened the program with prayer. The graduating class: GRACE FISHER, ANNIE TELFORD, ELLA HENDERSON, MYRTLE DILLON, LOTTIE EUBANKS, CLYDE FISHER and SAM HOY. The Berwyn school ranked highest in Carter County in percentage during the year. Prof. C. S. HINDS is principal.

OSCAR PAYNE, a well known young farmer of this neighborhood and a former candidate for representative was in the city on business yesterday. Mr. Payne said crops in his part of the country ten miles from Ardmore are in fine shape.
Prof. MICHAEL of Provence will go to Durant to teach in the summer normal there.
Mrs. J. W. JOHNSON of Milo has been down visiting the family of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. PARSONS. She returned home yesterday, taking the children who have been attending St. Agnes convent with her, finished the term.
Uncle JOE KENT, former veteran turnkey of the federal jail here, was in the city yesterday from his home at Mannsville. Uncle Joe was in the service ten or fifteen years. He was attending the memorial services of the G. A. R. post.
Mrs. BEN HEALD of Healdton visited friends here.
R. R. CHAMPION of Sulphur was here to attend the lecture given by Hon. CHARLES LANE of Georgia.
Mrs. G. C. HURT of Ladonia, Texas, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. PAUL JONES, went to Sulphur to visit.
VELIE SUGGS returned from Gainesville where he went with the Elks ball team.
GEORGE LESTER FISHER arrived from Illinois where he visited his sister and will make his home here with his brother, J. O. FISHER, manager of the DITZLER Dry Goods Co.
Mrs. KENNETH HUDSON and little son went to visit relatives at Kansas City.

Monday, May 31, 1909

A Killing at Springer
Springer, May 31: JOHN REEVES shot and killed instantly JOHN FINLEY at 9:30 this morning at Reeves’ home, one mile northwest of this place…. The men are said to have previous trouble due to differences about the settlement of the rent for place which Reeves was living and which he rented from Finley. Both men have families. They have resided in this section for some time. Finely came to Springer several years ago from Hill County, Texas. Reeves went to Ardmore this afternoon to surrender to the officers there.

Tornado Hits Texas Town
Zephyr in Brown County
T. T. CABLER, county clerk of Brown County; Mrs. T. T. CABLER, two children, 8 years old boy and infant daughter, 1 year old, of Brownwood.
C. C. CABLER, age 57, of Zephyr.
Mrs. ARITE HART, age 37, and son ROBERT HART, age 6, of Zephyr.
Miss GERTIE HUSTON, age 24, of Zephyr.
GIBBS CLOYCE, age 2, son of Prof. CLOYCE of Zephyr.
….. CLOYCE, age 4, daughter of M. F. CLOYCE of Zephyr.
OSCAR WARE, age 45, of Zephyr, sons, HARDY, age 19, and FRANK, age 8, of Zephyr.
Miss JESSIE WARE, age 15, of Zephyr.
G. G. SIMMONS, wife and two children, Miss BERTIE SIMMONS, age 24, and WEST SIMMONS, age 12, of Zephyr.
B. F. BROWN and wife of Zephyr.
Mrs. W. A. RAMSAY/RAMSEY, age 59, son OLLIVE, age 13, of Zephyr.
C. M. CARTER, age 40, wife age 35, and GLOVER CARTER, age 12, and 3 years old baby, of Zephyr.
Captain COLLINS, age 30, of Zephyr.
RUBY CAMPBELL, age 3, of Zephyr; RODNEY CAMPBELL, infant, of Zephyr, children of Mrs. BOB CAMPBELL, who was seriously hurt.
Prof. SKINNER, Mrs. SKINNER, and four children.
Mrs. Captain COLLINS.
Mrs. OSCAR WARE, her infant child likely to die.
W. H. HICKS, Mrs. W. H. HICKS.
Dr. W. S. WRENN, Mrs. Wrenn.
T. J. HANKS and wife.
Two year old daughter of T. A. HANKS, one leg cut off at thigh, probably fatal.
Mrs. CLOYCE, wife of the teacher at Zephyr.

Tuesday, June 1, 1909

Notes from Dougherty
Dougherty, May 31:
WILLIAM R. WATSON has the finest 40 acres of corn in the valley.
Miss CORA MORGAN will attend the June normal at Wynnewood.
Mr. BRISCOE of Norman visited the family of Wm. R. Watson.
Miss EUNICE FREEMAN was at Davis.
CHARLES OLIVER and ETHEL WEST spent Sunday at Buckhorn.
Rev. DUNCAN MCRUER, Sunday School missionary for Chickasaw and Choctaw nations of Pauls Valley, called on friends in Dougherty.
The memorial services held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. WADE were largely attended. Four old soldiers were present: W. W. WADE of Gen. Custer’s Brigade; H. H. AKERS, one of QUANTRILL’S MNE; J. W. WEST, one of Gen. Morgan’s men; N. H. CAMPBELL, our present postmaster, a Union soldier.

Reeves Retains Champion
JOHN REEVES, who shot and killed JOHN FINLEY at Springer yesterday, has retained J. B. CHAMPION of this city to defend him.

Monday, June 7, 1909

BUCK ELMORE, five months old son of Mr. and Mrs. ELMORE of D St. SE, died Friday, The funeral was held yesterday with burial at Rose Hill.

Mrs. ELLEN HOLLOWAY, age 25, wife of JOHN HOLLOWAY, well known farmer residing at Hewitt, died Friday night. The funeral was held from the family home yesterday afternoon with burial at the cemetery at Cheek. Death was due to pneumonia.

Healdton, June 5:
Mr. and Mrs. ORME, H. C. SIMSELL, and W. K. COUCH visited Ardmore.
HOLMAN SHIRLY/SHIRLEY, the phone man from Cornish, is here putting up a line, so we will soon have two lines to Ardmore.
Mr. HAM, the county surveyer, is here looking out roads, we trust they may give us a direct road to Ardmore.
Mr. WHITE, the constable, was here on official business.
Mrs. D. W. WEST and Mrs. H. HAWKINS have been ill.
BEN HEALD and wife are home from McLoud. They were called there by the death of Miss ZEILLIA MURRAY, sister of Mrs. Heald.
A good many will visit Dixie tomorrow where the W. O. W. will have a decoration.

Misses ILA and BESSIE MCCHAREN, daughters of J. S. MCCHAREN, left to visit relatives in Mississippi.
JOHN MCCHAREN left for Tocopola, Mississippi, to spent a month at his former home there. He is accompanied by his sister, Miss NORA MCCHAREN, who has been teaching school at Hewitt. She will spend the summer in Mississippi.
Mrs. TOM ROBERTS and Mrs. W. R. ROBERTS left for St. Louis to visit their sister, Mrs. LELA MUSGRAVES. They were accompanied by a niece from Sherman, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. KELLY BAKER returned from Dover, Ark., where they were called by the death of I. H. BAKER, brother of Mr. Baker. The deceased was 53 years old and died of heart failure.

Bitten by Tarantula
Olive, Okla., June 5: A fight with tarantulas, which were after her young chickens, is the cause of Mrs. JOBE MORRISON of Olive being fatally ill. She was bitten twice by the large spiders… Mrs. Morrison is the wife of a lessee in the hills of the Creek Nation. … She got to her feet with a loud shriek that brought a neighboring farmer to her aid. He killed one of the spiders, placed Mrs. Morrison in a wagon and rushed her to Cushing to medical aid. Within an half hour after being bitten, she was delirious from the poison.

Tuesday, June 8, 1909

Information Wanted
Miss RUTH MCDONALD WALLACE, age 18, blue or gray eyes, black hair, weight 150 lbs., first upper jaw tooth on left side out, wears No. 6 shoes, scar front and rear left ear. Left my home at Marsden, Jen 2. Her departure mysterious as her life seemed very pleasant. Any information will be gratefully received by her father. Phone or wire at my expense. S. H. WALLACE of Marsden, Okla.

Pooleville, June 7:
The second annual school meeting was held here June 1 for school district No. 48. E. R. POOLE, chairman, called the meeting to order. Minutes were read. W. P. HIGGINS was re-elected treasurer for the ensuing year.
On motion of Dr. CHAPMAN, a vote of thanks was extended to Mrs. MARY V. NIBLACK for her hearty co-operation and active interest in the cause of education here… Miss DORA SMITH, principal, and Miss CONSTANCE FISH, her assistant…
Two of the enterprising citizens, J. J. EAVES, and E. R. POOLE, have for some time been harassed by vandals who persist in cutting pasture fence.
The wife of Prof. BOOTH is said to be dying from senile debility.

Reagan, June 7:
The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. COLWELL, living two miles north of here, died Tuesday with burial at Troy.
D. F. UNDERWOOD’S children have whooping cough.
The unveiling did not take place at Troy. SOV. MILLER’S monument had not arrived.
Grandpa COSTELLOW’S health is very bad.
Mrs. ALLEN, living 1 miles east of town, was called to the bedside of her son-in-law, Mr. SELF, living at Ardmore. His condition is serious.

Dougherty News Notes
Rev. HUDSON and Rev. HENRY PIPKIN of Thackerville came to Rock Creek last Thursday, June 3, to hold several meeting at Rock Creek school house. While there, Rev. Pipkin received word that his wife, whom he left in good health, was dead. She leaves two small children, one a tiny infant.
Mrs. JOHN T. HUNTER received word this morning that her eldest sister, Mrs. MATTIE SCROGGINS, of Mason, Kentucky, died very suddenly, age 47. She leaves a husband, six children, and three sisters, Mrs. HUNTER, Mrs. Dr. SIMMONS of Mill Creek, and Mrs. ELIZA FALWELL.

Two Linemen Meet Death
Enid, June 8: While working at the top of an electric light pole here today, JAMES BLOODSWORTH, a lineman, came in contact with a wire carrying 2400 volts of electricity. A companion, JUNE WEEKLY/WEAKLEY, in trying to rescue him, became entangled in the wire… both were dead.

Thursday, June 10, 1909

Three Years in Pen
DELMER FINLEY, charged together with his twin brother, ELMER, was before Judge Russell in the district court yesterday and pleaded guilty to larceny, given three years in the penitentiary at McAlester. ELMER FINLEY was dismissed from custody, the case against him having been set aside. Delmer Finley has been in several scrapes of different kinds and on account of the likeness of the twin brothers, has been able to escape punishment.

Young Prisoner on Honor
“Have you anything to say for yourself why I should not sentence you to the penitentiary,” Judge Russell was intent on a page of his docket in the district court yesterday afternoon while before stood a young man.
“Yes, sir, I ain’t got any mind, judge, I don’t known what I am doing some of the time.”… The young fellow was SHELBY, better known as REX BAXTER, stepson of ‘BUTCHER KNIFE’ TUCKER. He pleaded guilty to entering a man’s field, stealing a horse and selling it for $7.50. …
Baxter is a good appearing boy, but gave evidence of great neglect and is both illiterate and subject to days to smothering spells and heart trouble. He said his brother JOHN lived in Choctaw nation and he liked him and could live with him. His mother, he said, had left the city while he was in jail, though he had never told her he was guilty. … Judge Russell declared he would like to known whether or not ‘BUTCHER KNIFE’ did actually tell him it was alright to steal the horse.
After questioning, Judge Russell told Baxter he was going to take a chance on him and he would give him two years’ sentence but would suspend it on good behavior, that he must go live with his brother John and report to the court at stated intervals with two reputable citizens to vouch for his conduct or the sheriff would take him to serve the sentence.

Friday, June 11, 1909

Wife Forced to Pick Cotton in Fields
In the district court yesterday; Mrs. DOVIE WALTERS filed for divorce from her husband, W. R. WALTERS. The plaintiff states the defendant is believed to be now in California. They were married in May 1903 and that afterwards she was compelled to return to the home of her parents for sustenance and protection. She was required to do menial labor for her own support, such as picking cotton, working in a laundry, a telephone office, canvassing, etc. then the husband would take her money and spent it to no benefit but himself… The plaintiff asks to recover possession of their five year child, DALLAS WALTERS, claiming the father carried him away to California.

Jackson Came for Team
LUTE JACKSON, the Cornish ranchman whose horses were stolen one night this week, was here yesterday together with the father of the boy who is alleged to have taken the horses. Mr. Jackson was delighted with the detective work done by Police Chief BUCK GARRETT. Mr. Jackson had missed his horses and suspected BILL MONASCO/MENASCO had taken them. He sent a man to the Monasco home to see if the boy was there and intended to get busy with the telephone and notify Ardmore, Waurika, and other points. While Mr. Jackson was waiting for the return of the man he sent to the Monasco home, the telephone message came from Buck Garrett that he had the horses. In speaking of the boy’s father, Mr. Jackson said he was one of the best men in his community and he regretted the theft very much on account of the father…. Mr. Jackson said he thought the boy to be too lazy to have energy enough to attempt to steal anything.

Tuesday, June 15, 1909

Flock of June Brides
The wedding business yesterday in Judge I. R. MASON’S office began to pick up considerable, he performed three wedding ceremonies in less than three hours. JOHN MCGEE, age 19, and Miss BETTIE STEPHENSON, both well known young people in Milo, were the first couple. JAMES S. RUNYONS, age 22, and Miss MAGGIE LEONARD, age 14, both of Hoxbar, were next. A. J. PONDER, age 21, and Miss HATTIE SMITH, age 17, of Graham were third. F. K. WELSH of Civet, age 44, and Mrs. MISSOURI A. MOORE, age 37, of Graham, were issued a marriage permit on Saturday.

Healdton, June 12:
BILL HENSON, an old resident, was on our streets.
C. L. SMALLING of Ingram traded here today.
A.M. GREENWOOD and family of Chagris visited here.
J. W. ORME was called to court at Ardmore.
GRANDPA NORDMAN, age 95, died and was buried at Graham yesterday, father of Mrs. DAVE WEST of Healdton.
CON GILSTRAP of Loco was here the 10th to see his daughter, Mrs. RANNY.

Thursday, June 17, 1909

Charged with Wife Murder
Kingston, June 16: A. MORSE, cotton buyer of Kingston, who came here from Texas, was arrested Sunday night, charged with murdering his wife, May 25. He waived preliminary examination and was placed in jail to await the action of the grand jury. Letters found in the possession of Mrs. H. H. HORNBECK, wife of a prominent physician, by her father, STEPHEN BUSSELL, were the basis of a complaint made yesterday by Bussell. Morse’s wife died suddenly while at a washtub and without having been ill, as far as the neighbors know. Since her death, Mrs. Hornbeck filed for a divorce. It is claimed by Bussell that letters passed between Morse and Mrs. Hornbeck will prove that Morse murdered his wife. … Morse is 38 years old and the father of four children.

First Reunion Held Within 40 Years
One of the most interesting family reunions ever held anywhere is now in progress. The meeting is remarkable when it considered the number present, the lack of any absentees, the number of miles some had to travel and the age of the people. The meeting is being held in the home of D. N. FERGUSON, one of the best known citizens in Ardmore. Those in the party are four sisters and three brothers. They are Mrs. M. L. FULMER of Birmingham, Alabama, age 72; E. P. FERGUSON of Lawrence, Okla., age 69, J. T. FERGUSON of Floresville, Texas, age 68, Mrs. M. L. FLORENCE of Ardmore, age 64, Mrs. E. S. JOHNSON of Gibtown, Texas, age 62; Mrs. M. J. GIBSON of Pratt City, Alabama, age 60, D. N. FERGUSON of Ardmore, age 58. Besides the brothers and sisters in the party, there are Mrs. E. P. FERGUSON and Mr. Florence. The entire party had their pictures taken yesterday and were out on a stroll of the city. … Each member of the party was hale and hearty and boast that in their upbringing, there was never a doctor in their house. There were ten children in the family, one died a natural death, and two brothers were killed in battle during the Civil War. J. T. and E. P. FERGUSON enlisted at Wetumka, Alabama, in February, 1961 before the Confederacy was formed. They went to Fort Morgan and remained there as state troops until the Confederates States of America were organized. J. T. FERGUSON then re-enlisted in May and went to Virginia and was in every important battle fought. He bears several scars, the upper right arm has no bone; it was removed to save his life. He served in the 8th Alabama Regiment, Co. B., Wilcox’s Brigade and would like to meet any old soldiers here who saw service with this company. In July of 1861, E. P. FERGUSON re-enlisted as a Confederate soldier and went through the war as a member of Co. C, 13th Alabama Regiment. He was at Gettysburg and in battles in and around Virginia. The family have not been all here together in 40 years.

H. E. HOWARD returned from Atcherson, Tennessee, where he was called on the first of the month by the serious illness of his mother. His mother died in a few hours after he reached her bedside.
J. MAURIEL MILLER returned from Dallas and Fort Worth. At Fort Worth, he was best man for C. S. WELSCH, who married there Monday.
PAUL JONES returned from his reunion trip. He visited his old home at Gallatin, Tennessee.
Mrs. LENORA WILCOX of Bloomington, Illinois, who visited Ardmore a year ago and invested money here, is registered at the Whittington.

Mrs. Skelley Withdraws Suit
The Daily Oklahoman: Peace has been restored between CHAP WELTMAN of Lawton, and Mrs. J. F. SKELLEY of 210 West 12th St., the charge of having threatened to kill against the man being been dropped by Mrs. Skelley… Weltman was arrested by police two weeks ago and a loaded revolver was found on his person. Mrs. Skelley said he had been watching the house where she resided and that he said he would kill her.

Friday, June 18, 1909


Rev. JESSE HOLLAND of Wheeler was here.
Mrs. JACK DOUGHERTY of Cleburne, Texas, who has been visiting with her mother, Mrs. B. F. COX, and her sister, Mrs. SAM FRYE, in Ardmore, returned home, accompanied by her sister, Miss LEONA, who will visit with her.
S. J. REDMAN, a Texas newspaper man, is here to visit his brother, SMITH REDMAN, on the police force.

Pickups Here and There
R. L. DILLARD was here from Hewitt and he thinks he has broken into an important gang of horse thieves. He has one man, who gave his name as WILL BRYANT, under arrest.

Goss Trial Completed
The Gainesville Hesperian: The case of ED GOSS, charged with the murder of HENRY M. DAVIS, which went to trial Monday, was completed last night. … While there was no eye witness to the killing, a strong chain of circumstantial evidence against the defendant was brought out… old man DAVIS and GOSS were seen in camp in the southeast part of the city until the body of the murdered man was found near Marysville…

Arrested at Wheeler
OATIS / OTIS RATLIFF, age 17, whose parents live in this city, was arrested at Wheeler… officers are of the opinion that Ratliff is one of three men who stole a mule in this county. WILL BRYAN , another alleged horse thief, is being held on the same charge. The third man is still at liberty. FOOT DILLARD, who has been working on the case, believes that the Ratliff boy will tell all he knows…

Indian Prisoner Escaped
Paris, Texas, June 17: WILL HENDRIX, half breed Choctaw Indian under life sentence for murder in Oklahoma, escaped from the Paris jail before daylight.

Drayman Shot at Guymon
Guymon, June 17; F. L. ARMSTRONG, a drayman, was shot and instantly killed here late Thursday evening… The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict, charging WILLIAM WESTMORELAND, with the shooting.

Sunday, June 20, 1909

Rooms Were too Small
Judge MASON’S chambers in the county court were too small to accommodate a June wedding party yesterday afternoon and the court room had to be thrown open so the attendants and witnesses might have the opportunity to witness the ceremony. The couple were WILEY JOHNSON and MARY TAYLOR, both of Durwood. .. The groom, full blood educated Indian, arrived in the city this morning to await his bride. She came dressed in true Indian style with flaming colors. She was given instructions to go to a local store and purchase the necessary wedding paraphernalia after the style of the pale face. The clerks in the store took great delight in fitting out the Indian bride, and, in short time, she was taken upstairs to a dressing room and there the flashy Indian robes were exchanged for a handsome bridal dress of white with all the trimmings,…the clerks were pleased with the Indian maiden but not better than she was with herself when shown her likeness in a mirror. Her gallant lover soon made his appearance, supplied with a good sized bankroll, paid for the bridal trousseau, and carried here to the court room for the ceremony.
Other licenses: JAMES H. MAYFIELD of Hot Springs, Ark., and Miss MATTIE STERLING of Sherman, Texas; R. L. SCOTT and Miss HATTIE SIMES, both of Pooleville.

District Court
Civil Suits
MAX WESTHEIMER et al vs. D. W. BINGHAM et al
Bank vs. R. W. DICK et al
Insurance Co. vs. W. P. TERRILL
W. A. BAKER vs. W. E. LANDRAUM et al
Co. vs. J. D. FRY
A. J. PECK et al vs. telephone co.
White & Smith vs. SIDNEY SUGGS et al
Co. vs. W. H. ADAMS et al
C. E. ROYER et al vs. W. H. ADAMS et al
Land co. vs. W. P. HARPER
FRED L. SHOEPPE vs. power co.
S. J. REED vs. telephone co.
R. M. CUMMINGS vs. H. S. BOTTS et al
R. C. DUFF adm. vs. J. W. BANKS et al
Bank vs. J. P. TAYLOR et al

Notice: DOVIE WALTERS vs. W.R . WALTERS; divorce.

Tuesday, June 22, 1909

McMillan, June 21:
The six months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. SLOAN was found dead in bed this morning.
Miss ESTES of McKinney, Texas, with her little girl visited her brothers, dr. JAY GUMM and J. M. GUMM.
Mrs. ROY BYRNES of Legate is visiting Mr. and Mrs. SWEET.
J. E. HORN and family returned from a six months stay at Lindsay.

Miss CORINE KEARNEY of Flora, Miss., is the guest of her brother, T.S . KEARNEY, and family. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Kearney home from their recent trip to Tennessee and Mississippi.

Thursday, June 24, 1909

Called Her D… Fool
In the district court yesterday, Mrs. ALMA KEITH sued for divorce from husband, DOSS KEITH. She said they lived together seven months until she suffered cruel treatment… her husband called her a ‘d… fool.’ She was turned out of home penniless and had to seek shelter with her sister.

Monday, June 28, 1909

Tragedy in Texas Church
Chico, Texas, June 27: Last night at the Sand Flat church, six miles west of here, during services conducted by Rev. HULLINGER, J. E. MOSER was shot three times and instantly killed by ROY BURNHAM, his son-in-law. … Cause of the tragedy is said to been on account of family trouble, Burnham and his wife having been separated for some time, his wife living with her father. … also arrested was JOHN BURNHAM, a cousin… Burnham will be 19 years old Aug. 25 and had been married about six months. J. A. MOSER was a well do farmer and have been living in the community for several years, his wife dying some four or five years ago.

Negroes Have Bloody Fight
Ripley, Okla.: Two negroes were killed and five others wounded at a stone quarry near here last night in a quarrel over a crap game. The dead are DANIEL CALDWELL of Guthrie and F. H. SMITH.

Death of Mrs. Freeman
Word was received here of the death at her home in Marietta of Mrs. BESSIE FREEMAN, formerly Miss BESSIE HEAD. Mrs. Freeman died this morning after a lingering illness of typhoid fever. The funeral services were held there this afternoon. Mrs. Freeman was well known here and was a visitor in the home of Mr. and Mrs. PORTER STAPLES, both of whom attended the funeral.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. ERNEST WILLIAMS of Cornish, a son.

Deputy Landrum After Booze Sellers Again
On Saturday morning, deputy LANDRUM, after having a damage suit for $5000 decided in his favor, the suit arising from his arrest of a man named BAKER and the seizure of a quantity of booze, decided to take another whirl at that booze game. He went to Judge Mason and secured a search and seizure warrant and went across the street to the Gilmer block where, after a search of the premises occupied by a pool hall, caused the arrest of BOB TERREL/TERRELL, G. W. ROBERTS, and PETE MCCANN, and confiscated the lot of intoxicants…

Tuesday, June 29, 1909

Another Divorce Suit
KITTIE COOK filed for divorce from her husband, ROY COOK, in district court. … charges she had to make her own clothes and make her own living… she claims he has never seen their child, GOVERNOR COOK and gave no support…

Notes from Dougherty
Mrs. TAYLOR, who came here to keep house for JAMES BAKER and care for his motherless children, has been very sick for the past few days and not expected to live.
A. J. WOODS and family from Gilsonite visited here.
Mrs. VIRGIL MORGAN, living near Davis, is very sick. Mrs. ROBERT NEW of this village went to care for her.
Mrs. CHARLES WOODS of Vici is also sick and Mrs. MAY KIRTLEY and Mrs. A. J. WOODS went to care for her.

Notice of Sale of Real Estate by Guardian
SUSAN O. BURTON, a minor; H. D. BURTON, guardian.. Bryan
County.…sale at public auction of … 20 acres… in Carter County.

Monday, July 1, 1909

Grants Divorce
Divorce granted to Mrs. IDA GARRETT from husband JOHN GARRETT.

Thursday, July 6, 1909

Loco, July 5: Little LOIS NICKSON has been ill.
Mrs. A. C. ROBBERSON visited in Duncan.
ALVA F. SMITH resigned as cashier of the State Bank of Loco and J. F. SCOTT accepted the position.
Elder J. J. WARD of Velma visited here.
MILTON W. BOWMAN returned from Oklahoma City.

Reagan, July 5: Grandpa COSTELLO died June 28 after a long and painful illness. He was 87 years old.
Miss ALLIE THOMAS of Milburn visited Miss ESTER TUCKER.
The young people enjoyed a singing at the HOARD home.
Deputy sheriff MILLER in trying to arrest some horse thieves Saturday four miles west of here, was shot and slightly hurt, but he succeeded in shooting two of them, rest still at large.

Uncle Fred’s Birthday
Know ‘Uncle FRED’ SMITH? Well, he lives in the northeast Ardmore and … keeps a chili parlor and refreshment stand near the city limits and today he had a birthday, about 71 years old. Uncle Fred fought the Yankees and is proud of it… Uncle Fred has lived in Indian Territory for 32 years and in Ardmore a long time.

July 11, 1909

Healdton, July 10: Mr. and Mrs. SAM HENSON lost an infant, buried here July 7. W. M. HENSON of Texas is here.

Cooke County Woman Has Desperate Fight
Gainesville, Texas, July 10: Mrs. W. W. BURCH and her 2 year old baby girl had a fight for their lives with a mad tomcat at their home 12 miles southeast of here near Mount Springs yesterday. The baby was playing in the yard near a window where Mrs. Burch sat and she saw the big red-eyed cat approach and sprang upon the child, lacerating the face, hands and legs before she could get to the yard and beat off the animal with a broom. The cat sprang for the woman’s face several times, fastening its claws and teeth in her shirtwaist, but Mrs. Burch kept up her fight with the broom handle… she took time to throw the baby into the house. When the child was jerked from the ground, the cat again made a leap at the child and cut a long gash on the baby’s leg before it was thrown into the house. Before the frightened woman could get into the house and close the door, the cat again fastened its claws in her sleeve and she had another battle with it, but she came out without a scratch. Mr. Burch, working in the field some distance away, heard the screams of his wife and ran to the house to find the cat still jumping against the door, frothing at the mouth. Mrs. Burch handed him his shotgun through the window and a load of buckshot ended the duel.
Mr. LONG, living near Valley View, applied his madstone to the wounds of the child and it adhered a number of times. Mr. Burch thinks the poison was all withdrawn from the wounds and the child will not be taken to the Pasteur Institute.

Thursday, July 15, 1909

Two More Deaths from Heat
The intense heat claimed two more victims in Ardmore. JAMES WELSH/WELCH, a barber, succumbed last evening and CHARLES R. BOWERS died this morning.
Mr. Welsh came to Ardmore about a month ago from Gainesville and opened a barber shop on Caddo St. For the past few days, he complained about not feeling well, but stuck to his work until yesterday afternoon when he was overcome suddenly and was removed at once to his room at the Hardy Hotel where he died about 10:00. Physicians said it was congestion brought about by the excessive heat. Mr. Welsh was 56 years old and had lived in Gainesville about 20 years. He is survived by his wife, six children, including sons, FRANK, EDWARD and BURT, all of Gainesville; daughters, Mrs. HATTIE GARMONY, Mrs. VIRGIE SCRUGGS and MONNIE WELCH, all of whom live in Fort Worth. The remains were shipped today, accompanied by his wife and sons, to Whitesboro, Texas, for burial.
The second victim, CHARLES H. BOWERS, was overcome this morning while cutting weeds in the yard of Mrs. TOM MUSGRAVES. While at work, he was seen to stagger and fall. Those in the house went out to help him and he was removed to a cool place and physicians were summoned, who were unable to do any good. Mr. Bowers is an old resident of Ardmore, had lived here 11 years. He was 71 years old and is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. S. E. PRIDDY of Ardmore, and a son at Wichita Falls, Texas, who is expected to arrive this evening. Mr. Bowers was well known to many people and was a good and highly respected citizen. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the family home.

Believe There’s An End of Wire Cutting
E. R. POOLE was here from Pooleville… expects no more wire cutting. Mr. Poole and JIM EAVES own pastures near Pooleville… the fences were put up seven times and each time the fence was cut from two to six miles.. Investigation, five persons, all farmers, married, were arrested: LEE LEWIS, JIM BOYETT, TOM MCBROOM, CHARLES WIGGINS, and JACK BLEVINS….

Friday, July 16, 1909

Death of Child
VANNIE OTHELA, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. JOSEPH M. COLSON, died this morning after a lingering illness of typhoid fever. The funeral will be held this afternoon from the family home, 1005 West Main, with interment at Rose Hill cemetery. The little girl was the daughter of the city pound master.

Another Death from Heat
Wednesday evening, Dr. T. H. FRANK, living about five miles southeast of the city, was overcome by excessive heat and at a late hour the same evening, death came to relieve him. Dr. Frank, who was a widower, was a veteran of the Civil War and came to Carter County from Barren, Kentucky several years ago. He was a bricklayer by track and belonged to the local union. He is survived by a brother, CHARLES D. FRANK; a daughter, Mrs. B. LAIRD, a son JOHN of Madill and a little daughter who is in Kentucky. The remains were sent to Madill yesterday evening where the funeral was held and burial was in the cemetery there.

Funeral Today
The funeral of CHARLES R. BOWERS, whose death from excessive heat occurred yesterday, was held this afternoon from the family residence, 205 E. St. and Fifth Ave. NE. Rev. R. G. CARNAHAN of the Presbyterian Church officiated. The funeral was under the auspices of the local G.A.R. post of which Mr. Bowers was a member. Mr. Bowers, age 71, served in Co. E, 9th Pennsylvania Infantry. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. S. E. PRIDDY of this city, and stepson, CHARLES LOCKHART of Wichita Falls, Texas. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Sunday, July 17, 1909

Lost Boy Found
Readers of the Ardmoreite will remember reading a few days ago of the disappearance from his home at Gainesville, Texas, of little HARRY MARTIN, age 11. Yesterday’s Gainesville Register had: HARRY MARTIN, 11 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. EUGENE MARTIN, who disappeared from his home here about a week ago, has turned up in Denver, Colorado. After a fruitless search for their lost boy in this city and adjoining towns including places in Oklahoma, Mr. and Mrs. Martin received a letter this morning from the little runaway in which he arrived safely in Denver and was enjoying good health…

Was He Poisoned?
BRYNUM ABRAM, age 55, a negro freedman, well known, residing three miles west of Berwyn, died at his home Friday night under rather peculiar circumstances. A. B. KEMP was here yesterday and stated that Abram went to Berwyn Wednesday of last week and was drinking some. He left home with some money and collected several dollars before reaching town. After being brought home in the evening, he never spoke. He seemed to be partially in his right hand but not being able to speak or write, he had no means of telling his family anything of what happened to him. It is believed by his neighbors he was doped. This is the second case of this kind to be reported from Berwyn since statehood.

Monday, July 18, 1909

Healdton, July 17:
SHIRLEY HOLMAN of Cornish and ROY DOWNING were on our streets.
WILL HEALD had his only team stolen the first of the week. They were captured the other side of Waurika, the thieves escaped, leaving horses and saddles. They are known and will be capture.
J. W. ORME’S little ones are ill.
Our school board, MCKNIGHT, LINWELL and COUCH, were called to Ardmore to complete the bond issue for the school house.
DOCK RODGERS of Chagris was here.
FRANK ROBINSON of Sneed was here shaking hands with old friends.

Milbert, two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. WOOD of Ardmore, died Sunday. The funeral was held from the family home yesterday afternoon with interment at Rose Hill cemetery.

H. T. BROWN, age 48, died at his home here yesterday. Fu neral services were held yesterday afternoon with burial at Rose Hill cemetery.

Tuesday, July 20, 109

Jail Break at Madill
Madill, July 20: Eight prisoners escaped from the county jail here last night. All are still at liberty, but the sheriff of Pontotoc County and sheriff EUBANKS of McKinney, Texas, are expected this afternoon with their bloodhounds… the men are thought to be hiding in the country. One of the escaped men, JIM SHEARS, feigned illness last night and asked for a doctor to be summoned. As the one guard at the jail opened the front door to admit the physician, the eight men, who were in hiding nearby, plunged through the opening and escaped. They are: J. H. SHEARS, horse theft; AD EDGEMAN, horse theft; JACK IVEY, burglary; DAN KENNEDY, forgery; C. C. DUNCAN, burglary; HENRY HAMILTON, petit larceny; DAVE JOHNSON, petit larceny. Hamilton and Johnson are negroes.

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