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Ft. Gibson Post

Vol III No 5

October 21, 1897 (Part 3)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

When the print is so faded that it cannot be read <.....> will be used . All transcription will be as found in the paper, misspellings and all


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Last Friday was about as hot as they make them

The cavalry troop is expected back in a few days.

A blind man sang a few "wild notes" on our streets last Friday.

Farmers are kept busy these days gathering their corn and cotton crops.

Senator W H Hendricks of Manard, was here Tuesday on business.

W P Mauck of Wagoner has charge of Butler Mercantile Co's gin at this place.

Dr G A McBride went to Wagoner Thursday evening, returning Friday morning.

City Marshal John Smith has been down with chills, but is up and around again.

It is said the potato crop in the Grand river bottom lands will be enormous this year.

Fishing is said to be immense in Grand river. Large catches are reported almost daily.

J S Holden, senior editor of The Post, is down at Muldrow this week looking after business.

Miss Emma Scott of this city returned Saturday from a visit to friends at Muskogee.

Ed Lee, the celebrated iron front and tin roof man of Wagoner, was in the city on business Tuesday.

Mrs. G A McBride, who has been out of the city for some time visiting, returned home Friday.

Horse thieves in this vicinity seem to be numerous. Several thefts have been reported the past week.

Dr Chas. M Ross, a leading physician of Tahlequah, was a guest at Hotel Trent Saturday and Sunday.

Misses Florence and Ona Tombs of this city, visited Mrs. Beverly Berry, at Muskogee, last Saturday and Sunday.

"Movers" seem to be on the go. Every day from five to ten covered wagons can be seen passing through the city.

A rumor is current to the effect that a gang of desperadoes are encamped in the neighborhood of the Greenleaf mountains.

Prof. W A Caldwell, superintendent of the Tahlequah Male Seminary, was in the city the latter part of last week.

Three hack loads of Tahlequah Male Seminary boys stopped over a few hours while on their way to Muskogee, last Thursday.

Ed Hicks of Tahlequah came down Sunday to meet Mrs Hicks and the children, who have been visiting relatives at Claremore.

Miss Anna Scott, one of Muskogee's charming young ladies came over Friday to attend the Ross reception and to visit friends.

A gun accidently discharged at the depot Friday afternoon caused quite an excitement for a little while. Everybody was on the run.

Misses Alma and Lutta Nash, who are attending Kendall College at Muskogee were over to visit their parents and attend the Ross reception.

Harry Nash went down to Clarksville, Ark., on Tuesday to visit his old friend, B C Cox, who was formerly depot agent at this place.

Mrs. John F Wilson, wife of the Tahlequah liveryman, came through the city Tuesday on her way to Berryville, Ark., to visit her parents.

It would be a good idea for some subscribers to bear in mind that their subscription is past due. Send it in to us by the first mail, please.

Mr. G F Soater and Miss Gertrude Spurlock were married at the home of the bride's parents Saturday, October 16th, Rev A T Huber officiating.

Mrs. A M Pope of Oolagah, accompanied by her two little boys came down Friday to spend a few days with her mother, Mrs M K Trent.

Citizens in the vicinity of The Post office intend to exterminate a few of the canine specie that nightly hold adjourned meetings in the locality.

There is a scheme on foot to repair the road between here and Tahlequah
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the labor to be performed by prisoners confined in the National penitentiary.

Mrs. John L Springston and her sister Miss Senorita Gray, of Sallisaw, were in the city Saturday, returning from a visit to relatives and friends at Tahlequah.

D W Smith of Tahlequah was in the city a few days last week on business, returning home Sunday. Mr. Smith is figuring on locating permanently in Fort Gibson.

Harry Miller returned from a big hunt Tuesday, with a smashed wagon wheel on his shoulder, he having broken down near Braggs. We failed to identify any game.

The Fraternal Aid Association was seven years old last Thursday. It has 14,000 members and has a cash balance in the general fund. The order in this city is in a prosperous condition.

Claude Thompson of Tahlequah, who has been studying medicine in office of Dr. F B Fite at Muskogee for several months, departed Monday for Kansas city, where he will attend a medical college.

S A Fargo, who has been attending the Male Seminary, passed through the city Tuesday, having been called home on account of the serious illness of his uncle, Willis Jacobs, at Muldrow.

Did you read Bill Arp's special article on the "patent" side of The Post last week? If not, hunt up the paper and read it. It gives some interesting reminescences of prominent Cherokees and Creeks who lived in Georgia a half century or more ago. <the issue mentioned is missing from the microfilm - wouldn't you just know!>

Don't know what it is, but there seems to be some unusual attraction over at Tahlequah for our young friend, Florian Nash Jr. He makes frequent visits over that way and says nothing for publication, but quite a number of his friends are "catching on."

J L Hoskins, living one mile and a half south of town, presented this office Wednesday with an enormous turnip, weighing in the neighborhood of ten pounds. It is a beautiful specimen of the turnip variety and Mr. Hoskins claims he has 1,000 bushels just like it.

Atlanta S McKenzie, who came over from Muskogee and got out two issues of the Citizen, struck Saturday on account of their being no salary forth coming. He warns all union as well as other printers to steer clear of the "rat trap," and especially to have nothing to do with a beat by the name of Gaylord.


Muskogee is worried over her water supply.

The United States court at South McAlester closed last week.

J H Wilkins has been sworn in as attorney for the Central District.

The Supreme court of the Territory will hold a session October 30th.

Webber Falls wants someone to invent a contrivance to save the dust.

D Ross Bailey has been admitted as an attorney for the Northern District <anyone interested in this man should check out the Marion Co AR site ... see main page for URL>

Claremore has organized a council of the Junior Order of American Mechanics.

The three gins at Muskogee up to last Thursday had turned out 2,200 bails of cotton.

Workmen in digging a well at Wagoner last week struck gas at a depth of 80 feet.

The Indian Sentinel of Tahlequah has changed hands, J T Parks now being the editor in chief.

The Wapunucka National School and the Collins Institute will hereafter be run under the contract system.

Wagoner will hold her first term of United States court November 8th. Judge Thomas will on the bench.

It is claimed the Cherokee Nation is alive with Mormon elder who are endeavoring to convert subjects who later will be sent to Utah.

Thompson Hornet shot and killed Squirrel Vann near Tahlequah. The men had been drinking together and became involved in a quarrel.

The investigating committee instructed to ascertain the number of demented Indians in Oklahoma and Indian Territory have completed their work and report finding only 68 insane persons.

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<Ads -Same ads found on the same page & columns in previous issues>

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<article - Husbands and Wives. The Secret Of Getting Along Happily Together>

<recipe - Corn Soup; Glazed Sweet Potatoes and Blackberry Bread>

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<Art in Architecture - Description & floor plans for a house>

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<article - The Earth In Danger. Prof. Path, of Vienna, Makes An Uncomfortable Prediction. .... prediction of a comet that will strike the earth on Nov 13, 1899, destroying it>

<article - Counting Blood Corpuscles .. An Instrument For Counting Blood Corpuscles Has Been Invented.>

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Woman And Home

<article - New Game of Wits. It Is Called Character Questions And Is Entertaining>

<article - Sporting Jewelry. Novelties For The Girls Who Cycle, Or Hunt Or Golf. ... description of jewelry that fits the different sports>

<article - How To Roll An Umbrella>

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<article - Household Telephone. It Saves Lots Of Stair Climbing And Loss of Temper ... description of what short distance telephone & bell>

<article - Food And Beauty. Good Complexion Depends Altogether On Healthy Digestion.>

<recipe - To Make Caramel Custard>

<article - Protecting Women's Feet>

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<poem - Worryin' by George H Hepworth in N Y Independence>

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<story - When Thieves Fall Out by Luke Sharp>

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<article - The Dominie's Luck. A Gambler Willing To Pay Liberally For The Newcomer's Secret>

<article - Trapped ... story about a biding war over a construction contract>

A doctor maintains that a scarf wound tightly around the stomach will prevent sea sickness

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A rush of the university students at Oakland, Cal., cost one of the young men the greater part of his upper lip.

The voters of Toronto, Can., after a very determined canvass, declared in favor of running street cars on the Sabbath. The total vote, the largest ever cast, was 32,387. The majority in favor of allowing the cars to run was 479. <this figure is obviously in error but that is what was printed>

A local paper and some of the councilmen of Fort Scott, Kan., are insisting that an occupation tax be assessed against the ministers of the town as a means of raising revenue to make up the deficiency occasioned by closing of the saloons.

Peoria, Ill., is to be enriched by another benefaction. Through the liberality of Washington Carrington, a millionaire farmer 85 years old, a university to cost $1,500,000 is to be built. 3 Trustees have been appointed, and a plan has been determined upon. The institution will be non-sectarian and co-educational in character.

A madman struck the chalice from the hands of the priest celebrating mass in the Sacre Coeur, at Montmartre, Paris, at the moment of the elevation of the host, shattering it on the alter steps. The priest, who was an old man, struck out from the shoulder and hit the man between the eyes, knocking him senseless to the bottom of the steps, where he was captured.

Bishop foster, of the Methodist church, gives voice to the following warning against the prevalent sins of the church today: "The ball, the theater, nude and lewd arts, social luxuries, with all their loose moralities, are making inroads into the sacred inclosure of the church. As a satisfaction, for all this worldliness, Christians are making a great deal of Lent, Easter, Good Friday and church ornamentations. It is the old trick of Satan."

<article - Wester Sze-Chuan Weddings. The Mantzu Standard Of Morality Is Not High. ... About marriage customs in Mantzu>

<article - For Seasick People.>

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