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Ft. Gibson Post

Vol III No 26

Saturday April 16, 1898 (Part 3)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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Dan Matheson, brother to our druggist and painter, A R Matheson, departed Tuesday for Claremore, after a pleasent visit in the city of Fort Gibson.

Miss Anna Scott, a charming young lady of Muskogee, after spending several days in the city as the guest of Miss Fannie Nash, returned home on Tuesday.

Fresh groceries, good and cheap at the new Acme.

Misses Ollie and Bessie, daughters of Judge and Mrs. R M Walker, returned to their studies at the Tahlequah Female Semenary Tuesday, after spending several days at home.

Nice line of embroideries and laces at W S Nash's.

Simon McKinzey, who now resides at Bloomfield, Ark., was here Tuesday looking after business, Mr. McKinzey owns good property in Fort Gibson and has not left for good.

We will furnish estimates for wall paper free of charge, come and see us we know our business, C E Eiffert.

Mr. John Smith, who has a fine farm near Illinois, has gone into business in Fort Gibson. Mr. Smith is a straight, upright young man and will find many friends here during his stay among us.

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The private surveyors, who have been located here for more than a month, have completed their work in this vicinity and will go to Vinita early next week. They have done a great deal of good work in this neighborhood, surveying and platting nearly all the farmes and plantations of much consequence, besides surveying the town for incorporation purposes. Most people around here have recognized the value of it by getting a correct and comprehensive map of their premises. The leading member of this corps of surveyors are W L Hallonquist, chief engineer; Al Belt, manager and general solicitor, and H J Collins, topographer, all of whom are clever and agreeable and have made numerous friends in these parts.

W S Nash for bargains in furniture.

The lecture at the M E Church South last Saturday night by E B Beatty, the reformed convict, on the subject, "A Ruined and Broken Life," was well attended and pronounced well worth hearing. Mr. Beatty gives some vivid pictures of the horrors of crime and imprisonment and some good advise to the young man who is just starting out in life.

Men's clothing good and cheap at W S Nash's

"Doc" Joe Turnham, who has held the position of prescription clerk at Walkers drug store for more than a year, has severed his connection with the store and will go on the road for a Kansas city wholesale drug house. "Doc" made many friends while here who regret to have him leave, but who wish him success in his new avocation.

Col. Joseph Heinrichs and Capt. Rush Wilson of Tahlequah passed through the city Monday enroute to Cuba. Mr. Henrichs is one of the prominent business men of Tahlequah and said that he and Mr. Wilson would stop over at South McAlester to attend the grand lodge I.O.O.F., held at that place this week.

Mrs. Robert Laton, while crossing the railroad track at Muskogee in a wagon with her husband last Sunday evening was thrown from the wagon under the wheels of a passing train and instantly killed. Her head was severed from her body and she was otherwise horribly mangled.

J Louis Rogers, a bright young Cherokee lawyer of Vian, was in the city Monday. Mr. Rogers likes Fort Gibson and is thinking seriously of establishing a law office here. He is not only a good lawyer, but one of the brightest writers of the Cherokee Nation.

Wm Taylor, now of Claremore, was in the city Thursday on his way to Muskogee to attend court.

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ENTERTAINMENT. - There will be an entertainment at the Blind School on Friday night, April 22nd, consisting of music and refreshments. Adults 15c; children 10c. It is given by the ladies of Fort Gibson for the benefit of the inmates of the school, and all are cordially invited to attend.

Capt. D F Stephens now has faith in rabbit's feet. On his return from Memphis recently he found one, nicely fixed up with a gold chain attached to it. He found it in the car while enroute, and as no one on board claimed it he kept it. The next day after the captain reached home he received notice from the government that he had met with the very good luck to be transferred from the Fort Gibson national cemetery to a similiar though a much better position at Little Rock, where he will go as soon as his relief is appointed. Capt Stephens is confident that this rabbit foot is the regulation good luck variety, which belonged to a rabbit killed in the dark of the moon in a graveyard at midnight by a one eyed negro.

W D McBride has secured an agency for the Fayetteville National Building & Loan Association, and will write up business for the association in this and Oklahoma territories. This is a very good and safe concern to do business with and Mr. McBride should do well. Mr. Johnson Thompson, one of the shrewdest business men of the Cherokee nation, has taken $20,000 stock in this association, which is pretty good guarantee that it is all right.

Dr. W B Masters, Fort Gibson dentist, will call at residence when required.

There is a rate war on between the Fort Gibson and Muskogee hack drivers. The fare used to be $1.00 but the sharp competition between J R Dyer and Harry Miller has brought it down to the small sum of 25 cents. It is rumored that the next cut will be made by Dyer, who, it is said, proposes to haul passengers for nothing and give them their dinner besides.

R A Hosey, the marble man of Wagoner was down Wednesday night to attend the regular meeting of the Fort Gibson Knights of Phthias. Mr. Hosey, it is said, has prepared for war by laying in an extra supply of marble monuments and tomb stones.

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Miss Fannie Nash made a trip to Muskogee this week.

W B Miller, of Wagoner, was a visitor in the city this week.

Flo H Nash Jr, who is attending a business college at Sedalia, Mo., will be home the last of this month.

Percy Kidd, the best painter in the Territory, returned Wednesday from a short visit to Fayetteville, Ark.

Connell Rogers has been selected as one of the grand jury for the May term of court at Muskogee.

The Acme Grocery Co. has a new delivery wagon. All goods delivered free to any part of the city.

J W McSpadden, a prominent merchant and mill man of Tahlequah, passed through the city yesterday enroute to Fort Smith.

Dr. L O Ellis, dental surgeon of Navada, Mo., will be at Fort Gibson from May 2nd to 8th, for the purpose of practicing his profession.

J E McDaniel, of Webbers Falls, came up Thursday in search of Steve McDaniel, who, it was feared, had been foully dealt with, but he was heard from and Mr. McDaniel went back home relieved of his anxiety.

Judge Springers term of court, which was to have begun at Tahlequah last Monday, was postponed till June the 20, on account of the Judge having to attend the appellate court at South McAlester this week.

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