Ft. Gibson Post
Vol III No 3
October 7, 1897 (Part 2)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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WOMAN AND HOME
<Story - Appledry's Dilemma. He Would Like to Know What Ails Him.>
<Instructions for preparing - Flashed Brown Potatoes; Potted Pigeon; Sauce for Peach Pudding >
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<article - Miss Nellie Ely., Appointed a Colonel on the Staff of Tennessee's Governor .. article includes a drawing of Miss Nellie Ely>
<article - Pretty Table Lamp. How to Obtain a Useful and Ornamental Piece of Art ... instructions for making the lamp
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a drawing of the lamp>
<article - Hints on Canning. Mrs. Rorer Gives Timely Directions for Putting Up Fruit .. reprint from the Ladies Home Journal>
<article - Polish for the Furniture ... instructions for using turpentine and oil as furniture polish>
TWO COLOR FAVORITES.Prof. Joseph Jastrow, of the University of Wisconsin, who has made an investigation of masculine and feminine preferences in color, says that blue is overwhelming the masculine favorite, while the color which stands at the head of the woman's list is red.
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FOR THE YOUNG PEOPLE
<Poem - When Mother Looks by Letchworth Smith, In Youth's Companion>
<Instructions - Sailboat Whirligig. The boats Will Turn Gracefully Constructed ... with drawing of the sailboat>
<article - He Ate Too Much Candy ... cautioning against eating too much candy .... "Then his eyesight failed him, and specialists said that the blindness was caused by a condition of his stomach resulting from eating too much candy" ..>
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<article - Jimmy's Hard Blade. Uncle Nat Opened It for Him with a Handkerchief. .... article on the proper way to open and handle a pocket knife>
<story - Premium on Silence. This Story Tells How Willie Wiggins Won a Bet>
<story - Dromedaries Like to Smoke ... about how the animal smokes cigars>
<aticle - Found the Missing Link ... reporting the missing link between man & apes was found in Costa Rica>
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<poem When The Tide Goes Out - by Joe Lincoln, in L.A. W. Bulletin>
<column 1, 2 & 3 ... story - Queer Detectives. How A Boy, A Camera and A Lightning Flash Caught A Thief>
<story - What Was It? The Strange Spectacle Seen by Two Halloween Merrymakers>
<article - Plunder Of Cortes>
Six Million Lie Buried. The most extensive cemetery in the work is that of Rome, in which over 6,000,000 human beings have been interred.
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THE FARMING WORLD
<article - The Vine Hooper. How this Destructive Feat is Fought In California ... How to use a Vine Hopper safely>
<article - Helpful Dairy Notes>
<article - The Cost of Production - talks about how to produce butter at a profit>
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FORT GIBSON - OCT 7, 1897
Gulick of the South McAlester Capital, is suppose to be the best literary writer of any editor in the Indian Territory, and we would like his criticism on an article in another column of this paper, entitled, "A Peri at the Gate."
An Indian Territory man, who had plenty of money on his person was murdered in a St. Louis dive. If there is one thing that a rural gentleman with coin should steer clear of it is the average St. Louis "joint." - Fort Smith Record ... Just that way - even a Fort Smith joint or any other joint.
The Annual Reports of the Daws Commission for 1894, 1895 and 1896 together with correspondence with Five Civilized Tribe from March 3d, 1893 to January 1, 1897, has been received for distribution. It is a large closely printed book of 171 pages and interesting to Territorial people.
We notice that our old-time friend, Jay Allen of the Grayling, Michigan News is married to a Miss Valentine, of Vasser, Michigan, who is spoken of very highly by the local press as an intellectual young lady of high moral qualities. We are glad that he has got such an excellent wife, of whom he is deserving, being a man of integrity and high moral worth. Not long since he was appointed receiver of U.S. land office at Grayling. We sold Mr. Allen the Osemaw Herald, in 1881, and he did a good work through that paper in exposing and breaking up a corrupt political boodie ring.
The largest religious meeting ever held in Fort Smith is being conducted there by Rev Cullpepper, a man who appears to be gifted with great power of pursuasion over people who have lead evil lives, in winning them to a better way through merits of Christian doctrine. We trust that he may do much good in Fort Smith, which is greatly in need of moral reform, and that the influence may extend into this Territory by stopping the sale of whiskey to Indians, contrary to law, which is openly done in Fort Smith, much to the detriment of nearly every community for miles along the railroads where the evil effects of Fort Smith Whiskey Devil is felt.
A good deal has been said by the Territorial press about Tams Bixby, now acting Chairman of the Dawes commission, largely concerning his odd name, and speculation on his antecedents, nationality and other questions, some claiming that he is a German, others a Dane, Norwegian or other kind of Scandinavian or foreigner, almost too numerous to mention, who was appointed by the President principally because he is Republican, all of which is wide of the mark. Mr. Bixby is a native born citizen from the state of Minnesota, his grand-sire being a soldier in the Revolutionary war. He is a live, practical business man, and runs a daily and weekly newspaper in his own state, being, withall, a practical printer, sociable and an all-round companionable man, and very agreeable to do business with. This in brief, is Mr. Tams Bixby of the Dawes commission, and from acquaintance we think he is Tams Bixby every day of the week, Sunday not excepted.
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<article - New Fish Law .... unlawful to use any type of explosive to get fish - fine between 3.00 - 23.00>
AFTER MANY DAYS.
Jake McCoy Returns to Fort Gibson
After An Absence of 43 Years -
A Stranger In His Own Country.
STOLEN - From me near Sequoyah court house on Sunday Sep 19, 1897 one sorrel mare 3 years old, 13 hands high, 3 white feet, star in forehead, knot on right side of nose, no brand. Also a black mare mule 6 years old, 15 hands high, black eyes, no brand. I will give $10 for return of said animals, or give either of same for thief. - M A Vanzandt, Muldrow, I T
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<Poem - the Indian's Wrongs by J E Wolfe Gwendale, Ind. Ter.>
<article column 3 & 4 - Practical Christianity>
<Large ad across Column 3, 4 & 5 - F H Nash>
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It only costs 30 cents to see all the great wonders at the great Forepaugh and Sells Brothers shows at Fort Smith, next Saturday, the 9th inst.
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A preacher in the bottoms about 4 miles from town is said to be attracting large crowds of people nightly, mostly cotton pickers, who congregate in God's temple not made by human hands. Those people are at least as near to God in their worship in the woods as those in fashionable edifices, and less puffed up with worldly pride and their own importance. It was the great Sir Thomas Moore, since canonized as a saint, who said: "...The Road to Heaven is the Same From All Places."
A good many people from town went to Vinita on Monday to attend court, among the number being Mayor Walker
W O Burton of Muldrow was here on business Monday
Miss Ivey Leach of Muldrow is here on a visit with Mrs. Shaffer
<Ad for 500 Cotton Pickers>
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