Published in Davis, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
March 14, 1895
W. F. Parker was in Ardmore Monday.
H.W. Fielding was in Ardmore Saturday.
We are glad to see George Hutchins up again.
C. S. Leeper returned from his northern trip Tuesday.
Mr. Monroe’s new residence will soon be ready for occupancy.
Dr. Wilson hangs out at the Hospital Pharmacy now.
A house on wheels will soon be the state of affairs at S. H. Davis’s. What is Main Street’s loss will be Hanna Addition’s gain. The rolling is liable to begin at any time.
Dr. Walker of Ada, accompanied by his wife stopped over with us Tuesday night on his return trip from Ardmore where he had been attending court.
We enjoyed a pleasant drive with Dr. Walker the other day as he went out to visit the little 14 month old child of Mr. Henry Lovins, which is suffering from a very severe burn. The Doctor will of course get the little fellow but all right as soon as it can be done.
J. R. Blythe has returned from his 11 days trip to the rural towns with a drummer. While out, he had the misfortune to lose the best horse that he had in his stable. It died in the Cherokee Nation and he had to hire a horse to get back home.
John Dunaway went to Gainesville Saturday on mining business and now reports the charter for the Howell Mining Co. as being complete. The shaft is near Ada and promises to supply a good run of metal of different kinds.
W. F. Parker has sold his drug store to Messrs. Frame & Green, the enterprising druggists of Ardmore. We regret to lose Will from our mercantile circle, but as much is to be we are glad the new proprietors are known to be among the most successful businessmen in the territory, and we don’t have to exaggerate to say this either.
Dr. Monroe’s stable, feed, buggy, and harness were burned last night at 3:00. It is the merest accident that the Waples Painter lumberyard was not burned as well as the doctor’s residence and office. Evidently some infamous villain set it with the intention of burning the entire block, but owing to the prompt response of our citizens and the damp weather the conflagration did not spread. It is a pity for decent people to have to suffer such losses at the hands of the infamous scoundrels, and if found justice should administered speedily.
Dr. Monroe has been in Ardmore this week on telephone business. He went to Tishomingo last week and consulted the powers that be, and he thinks the necessary charter can be obtained from the council.
Who Will Be the Next Victims?
We prophesied some months ago, when so much robbery was going o over in the Katy country, that soon the Santa Fe line would come in for his due share and it has come to pass. Only a few weeks ago since bandits attempted to hold up the night express near Marietta, but the engineer ran away from them. Now they come to Washita, only 3 miles from Davis, and enter the section house, hold up a whole regiment of railroad men and are well paid for their trouble.
Dr. Wilson, who was called to attend the wounded man, gives up the details about as the Dallas News correspondent puts it, hence we quote from them below.
It is pretty well know that the robbers were local talent, not doubt they will have cold steel in front of their eyes or … before long. Marshals and citizens are doing their duty faithfully.
Davis, I. T. March 11--The section and men at Washita were robbed about 6:30 p. m. by two highwaymen, wounding Section Foreman W. R. Wood, the ball entering the right cheek and coming out the right ear. The robbers secured $722.85 in money and railroad checks, one Deuber gold case watch, one lady’s gold watch and chain worth about $55, chain had Eastern Star emblem charm, one Knight Templar ring worth about $50...
Of Davis School for month ending March 1, 1895:
Total number enrolled: 66
Average daily attendance: 46
Those in attendance every day are:
May Belle Ellis
John Knox Miller
Those receiving head marks are:
Parylee Butt 1
Chloe Keneda 3
Evalena McCluskey 2
Eva Graves 2
May Belle Ellis 2
Alice Helms 3
Minnie Lovell 4
Clifford Davis 1
Marma Duke 1
Finis Ballard 2
James Bullard 1
Amos Bullard 2
Welcome Ware 2
James Ellis 3
Melvin Miller 3
Willie Mayner 2
John Knox Miller 1
Stroud Myers 2
Maggie Miller 2
The hearty co-operation of the parents is desired to make our school as successful as possible. To secure this result, among other things, I would urge you to frequently visit the school. By so doing, you will materially aid the teacher and encourage the pupil.
Respectfully, H. W. Fielding
Cupid Is Ever Victorious
Last Monday morning, the latest sensation was the announcement of the elopement of Miss Jimmie Boles and Mr. A. H. Mitchener during Sunday ngith. As usual, Mitchey gave the people a genuine surprise. The dear housewives did not get their breakfast dishes washed until dinner time for each one appointed herself a committee of one to inform her neighbors. The way calico and gowns and gingham bonnets did sail around was a circus . Mitchy returned Monday night and eased the dear public’s curiosity by informing them the he had been married the previous afternoon to Miss Boles at Ardmore by Rev. Johnson. As the smoke of battle had not all settled he left his bride at Ardmore until the temperature of environments should be reduced. Mrs. Mitchener will be ‘at home’ in a few days. Bachelerdom has lost something when Mitch ‘shook’ them, but let them suffer, for matrimony is the chief end of man. We have already delivered our congratulations I person.
Billy and Charles have sold their market to Mr. Rough.
March 21, 1895
Dr. Lovell is putting up another room to his house.
T. W. Pool is putting another room to his residence.
Mr. Whitehurst of Pauls Valley was in Davis Tuesday.
George Tice went to Wynnewood Monday on business.
Dr. Walker went to Dougherty Monday.
Write for catalogue of instruments and music to M. B. Rutherford, Davis, I. T.
Mr. Moore, the hardware man, moved into his new residence in Hanna addition Wednesday.
Henry Foster has the S. H. Davis residence on trucks and soon it will be properly located in the Hanna addition.
The Ardmore Steam Laundry is doing much satisfactory work that the basket this week was packed to its utmost capacity. Quite a number of packages came in from Stonewall and other points on the mail hack line.
Charles Garrison is putting a 40-foot extension to his store building. He will then be even better prepared to accommodate his furniture business. He will also put in goods of another line quite soon.
J. W. Hyman, a Fort Worth capitalist, is in Davis investigating the prospects of the asphalt deposits east of town that have been chartered by the Davis Mining Company. Everything looks flattering as though some very interesting investments and improvements would be made at once.
Jim Campbell and Col. Robinson came in from Ada Monday. They have a new post office called Heard at their sawmill or rather the store there.
W. H. Freeman don’t keep regular hours any more. He sleeps late in the morning to recuperate his emaciated frame. The circus has just fairly begun.
C. N. Hanna, formerly of Davis, now of Ninnekah, came in Saturday from a several days’ business trip. He went to Ardmore to be gone all th week.
Mr. And Mrs. A. M. Mitchener have moved from their temporary quarters in Mr. M.’s office to a room in the Satterfield residence where they will be ‘at home’ to friends and ‘not in’ to the curiosity seekers who want a glimpse of the runaways.
March 28, 1895
E. T. Gordon of Wynnewood was here Tuesday.
J. A. Taylor of Wynnewood was here Wednesday.
Perry Froman of Wynnewood was in Davis Monday.
Henry Williams is building two verandas to his residence.
S. H. Davis is getting shaped up in his new property in Hanna addition.
Dr. Boozer is fitting up a neat dental office in front of the B. F. Melton saddle store.
Elbert Jones and Hon. Nelson Chigley are in Ardmore perfecting their charger with the Chickasaw officials.
About 60 or 70 Davis people had a private picnic at Turner Falls Sunday and had their pictures taken.
Doc Bosley, who has been with his sick mother in Gainesville some time, came in yesterday and reports his mother out of danger.
Miss Mattie Fleming of Palmer who came in to assist in the birthday entertainment is enjoying a prolonged visit at E. E. Graves.
Dr. Collins went to Fort Worth yesterday to meet his wife, who is on her way to Mississippi to visit relatives. On her return visit, she will come to Davis instead going back to Eastland, their former home.
Peter Smith, ‘the father of Fort Worth,’ and J. R. Pennington, live stock agent of the Santa Fe, will come to Davis in a few days to look further into the asphalt resources of this vicinity. Mr. Smith is one of the most prominent capitalists of Fort Worth and Mr. Pennington will make reports to the Santa Fe management who are already committed favorably to the asphalt scheme.
Percy Cox, our band leader, has secured a situation at the depot. Vince Boyett having resigned.
Charles Strickland Instantly Killed by Bill Lewis
Another deplorable tragedy took place Tuesday evening, which resulted in the death of Charles Strickland, a well known Indian, who met death at the hands of Bill Lewis, also a citizen.
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