Ft. Gibson Post
Vol III No 5
October 21, 1897 (Part 4)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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Top of Page spanning columns 1-5 <Ad for Butler Mercantile>
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A BIG SOCIETY EVENT,
Was The Reception Tendered
Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Ross.
The following useful and ornamental presents were received:
J C Dannesberg and Dr C M Ross, silver card receiver
Dr and Mrs McBride, lamp
Misses Ida and Fannie Nash, lamp
Mr and Mrs Kneeland, rocking chair
R C Butler, W S Coody and Percy Hicks, two rocking chairs
Miss E Coleman and Sam Sixkiller, pair feather pillows
Harry Nash, one dozen napkins
Louie Nash, box cologne
Flow Nash, bed spread
Dr and Mrs Howard, bed spread
Judge Sanders and wife, pair towels
Mr and Mrs Hart, pair towels
Mrs Rogers, pair towels
Mrs Ross, four towels, ink stand and bed spread
Z T Walrond and wife, souvenir spoon
Misses Mollie Howard and Mary Duvall, dishes
TO THE PUBLIC.
Having learned that myself and my business have been repeatedly misrepresented of late, I propose just at this junction to correct all such mistakes through the columns of The Fort Gibson Post. It has been often said by some parties without authority, and probably without any regard for the truth, that I am out of the coffin business. Now I wish to notify the people of Fort Gibson and vicinity, a people that I have served as undertaker for several years, under the most embarrassed circumstances, that I have not been out of the business lately as has been erroniously asserted, and I would have my old friends and patrons, and the public generally, to bear forcibly in mind the fact, that I carry a better class of coffins and caskets than anyone else in Fort Gibson, and at prices to suit everybody. This fact can be proven to anyone who comes to give my goods and prices an impartial examination, which can be seen at my old stand near the Garrison, where I can be found ready to serve the people in my capacity with neatness and dispatch, and in up-to-date style. Respectfully your humble servant. M D L Dowell.
GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS.
The Tahlequah board of trade has gotten down to business, and is trying to organize a stock company to build a United States jail, says the Wagoner Record. Arrangements are also being made for the improvement of the Fort Gibson and Tahlequah road, and a bill is being prepared to present to the national council, which convenes next month to provide for the prisoners in the nation jail to work the road.
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The new court house is fast nearing completion.
Sunday & Lewis have purchased the livery outfit of Allen Bros.
R A Hosey is in Fort Smith as a witness in the Craig-Maddin case.
Chief Mayes and Ex-chief Harris were in the city a few days this week.
The grocery firm of Cody & Bragg has been dissolved, L L Bragg retiring.
Deputy United States Clerk Clayton Hunter has taken charge of the clerk's office here.
The publisher of The Record gives notice to his readers that he intends to be elected Mayor next year.
The first case filed in the United States court here was that of C B Whities vs M B Hathaway, for debt.
Mr. Henry Rooker, of Muskogee, and Miss Edith Johnson, of this city were united in marriage Sunday afternoon.
The Missouri Pacific railroad handled 17,000,000 pounds of local and through freight the past month at this place.
The injunction proceedings in Mr. W J Watt's case will be brought up before Judge Thomas, Monday, November 8th.
Mr. J R Moody and Miss Maude Weldon have the honor of receiving the first marriage license ever issued in Wagoner.
Brazile & Co.'s grocery was robbed last week. The thieves secured about $25 in cash and a large amount of grocery supplies.
The schools now have an enrollment of 185 pupils. It is estimated before the season closes 250 pupils will be in attendance.
Dr. W K Callahan, of this city, and Miss Alice Reed of Muskogee, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at Muskogee Sunday afternoon.
The civil and criminal cases that will be transferred from the Muskogee court to the court here, together with the cases filed at present, will make a big docket for the first term.
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<ad - 100,000 feet of logs wanted - Henry Eiffert, Manager Ft. Gibson Manufacturing Company>
<ad for cigars at Walker's Drug Store Ft. Gibson>
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