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The Broken Arrow Ledger
Broken Arrow, Indian Territory. (Tulsa Co, OK)
Vol 4 No 12
July 12, 1906 (Part 1)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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BROKEN ARROW, I.T. What She Is. What She Has. What She Produces. What Her Climate Is. What She Needs.

BROKEN ARROW IS Just three years old. In the Creek Nation which is the choicest portion of Indian Territory. On the M.K&T. railroad, in the most fertile portion of the Arkansas river valley thirty-seven miles northwest of Muskogee, in the center of 900 square miles of unsurpassed agricultural lands. Is the largest corn market in Indian Territory.

BROKEN ARROW HAS Two thousand inhabitants. A high healthful and picturesque location. Graded streets. Good water. Numerous elegant residences. A handsome brick public school building costing $15,000, and employes eight teachers, who have more than four hundred pupils enrolled. Two church edifices and 7 church organizations. About Thirty brick business houses and many frame ones. Three banks, 4 grain elevators, two cotton gins, two newspaper, four lumber yards, four livery barns, five hotels, a brick plant, steam laundry, bottling works, electric light plant now being built also broom factory, and all other lines of business well represented. Coal mines with orders of 1,000 acrs of coal, and an inexhaustable supply of coal, timber and stone.

WE PRODUCE Corn, wheat, oats, vegetables, fruits, cotton, hogs, cattle, horses, mules and everything else produced in either the north or the south. Two crops of potatoes each year. Last year (1905) approximately 1,000,000 bushels of corn grew tributary to Broken Arrow.

OUR CLIMATE Is very mild, salubrious and heathful. Winters are never severe and summers are cool and refreshing. No matter if the summer day be warm the night will be cool

WE NEED Farmers and business men and manufacture of various kinds.

COME AND SEE US

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QUARTERLY STATEMENT

The following is a complete Financial Statement of the condition of the City of Broken Arrow from April 12, 1906 to Jun 30, 1906:

Indebtedness April 12, 1906 -Less bonded indebtedness ..... $4,571.39
And Indebtedness .... $7,500.00
Total: ... $ 12,071.39
Receipts April 12 to Jun 30, 1906:
General Taxes ................................... 200.00
Poll Taxes ............................................ 24.00
Dog taxes ............................................. 4.50
Fines ...................................................... 91.00
Licenses ..............................................199.50
Rent use of grader & Scrapers .... 6.50
Sale of cemetery lots ................... 70.00
School tuition etc ........................... 23.50
Total Receipts for qtr ................ 619.00
City Warrants drawn from Apr
12 to Jun 30, 1906 ........................650.20
School Warrants ........................ 729.00
Cash paid by school board
From tuition etc ............................. 6.00
Total Warrants Issued ..........1,385.20
City Warrants Issued for Qtr:
Apr 19, McKeehan, Medicine for Jack Harshman - 3.35
J Crone, nursing Harshman - 14.50
W T Brooks, Judge of election and taking returns to Muskogee - 7.55
Barth, tent for smallpox cases - 13.05
L M Thompson, goods for J A Thompson while quarantined - 3.15
H Kubic clerk of election - 2.00
P A Fox judge of election - 2.00
K Waring, clerk of election - 2.00
I M Thompson, judge of election - 2.00
J Crone, nursing Harshman - 7.50
E N Hart, nursing Harshman - 9.00
Apr 24 - R R Jackson, preparing financial statement - 5.00
H L Pierce assisting in same - 2.00
S L Hirshberger assisting in same - 2.00
Lacy, assessing City, 1906 - 148.50
J Lopp, meals for Harshman - 12.60
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Apr 26, Dickason-Goodman lumber - seats for City hall - 13.40
May 4 - Hart, nursing Harshman - 3.00
J Crone, same - 4.50
May 17 - C H Carbutt, salary as marshal, killing dogs, etc. - 43.50
Laws Brs rent city hall for Apr - 15.00
Ledger, ordinances and job work - 15.00
Owl Drug Co, drugs, Harshman - 17.85
Dorsey Pr't'g Co, Civil Docket - 10.60
May 24 - Atty Severson, part pay't in case of H.O.& G. Co. vs City of Broken Arrow - 20.00
June 7 - W F Taylor, cash adv for lumber for cemetery fence - 3.50
W F Taylor, money loaned to city, without interest - 15.00
Laws Brs rent city hall for May - 12.50
J Lopp, board Harshman, etc - 45.60
Sprague & Parker, wire, nails, etc. for cemetery fence - 65.70
Ledger - printing and supplies - 16.50
O.K. Transfer, drayage - 1.25
J W Bower, cash to Harshman - 5.00
June 19 - Mrs Alice Bearman taking and transcribing evidence in case of H.O.G. Co vs city - 11.00
Democrat, P'rtg financial S't'mt - 4.00
D & G lumber Cem gate - 1.40
I M Thompson, lumber - 3.55
C H Carbutt, May salary - 40.00
C H Carbutt, killing nine dogs - 4.50
Dr Laws, quar smallpox cases - 27.00
J S Severson, salary City Atty for April & May - 10.00
McGill, taking Jordan children to the country - 2.50
G Trusler, repairing fire engine - 2.00
Total Warrants - 650.20
The above statement is correct - R R Jackson, Recorder

WHOSE PONY IS THIS? Taken up - one dark sorrel pony, white hind legs half way to hocks, branded L i on left hip; about 5 years old. This horse was raised on the Alex McIntosh place and was sold last summer to James Buckingham, of Boynton, who sold him to a man in Broken Arrow some time last fall. The horse has been on the range since early in the spring. See or write to Solomon McIntosh, Hitchita, I.T.

Dalton Brothers want ten thousand pounds of live poultry, and will pay the highest cash prices consistent with shipping value.

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