Ft. Gibson Post
Vol III No 29 (the May 7th issue was No 28)
Thursday June 2, 1898 (Part 3)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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Chas G Watts, a bright young lawyer of Wagoner, was a caller last Friday.
Mrs. T W Collins and the children spent Sunday with relatives at Hoto switch.
Sheriff J J Cookson, of Illinois district, was in the city this week on official business.
Brice Adair, of Saline district, died last week at his home near the Cherokee Orphan Asylum.
Dr. Joe Turnham was called to Gibson Station Monday evening on account of the serious illness of his uncle, W H Turnham.
A new arrival was reported at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A R Matheson last week. It's a boy and Alex has been wearing the regulation wide smile.
Harry Nash and his sister Miss Ida Nash, who have been visiting relatives in Louisiana for some time, returned to their home in the city last week.
Judge J G McCombs, United States commission at Vian and Sallisaw, has organized a full fledged company of volunteers at the latter place and is now awaiting orders from the war department to move on Cuba or the Phillipines.
It is learned on good authority that the Carter-Pendleton Drug Co., of Tahlequah will shortly move their entire business to Muskogee, where they propose to increase their stock and run the finest drug store north of Dallas or south of Kansas City.
Turner Roach, the genial "owl man" at the Missouri Pacific depot, located at this place for some time past, was this week transferred to a like position at Conway, Ark. Turner made numerous friends while here who will kindly remember him.
Dr. J M Thompson and Colonel R M Dannenberg, two prominent citizens of Tahlequah, were in the city Tuesday. Dr. Thompson was going to Muskogee as a witness before the grand jury while Colonel Dannenberg came down to look at some Fort Gibson real estate.
I N Black, who shot and killed Wm Smith near Muldrow in October, 1896, was tried at Muskogee last week and acquitted. Black shot Smith twice with a shot gun while the latter, intoxicated, was attempting to enter the former's house at night. Wm Smith was a son of J M Smith of Tahlequah.
The Arkansas River is to be bridged at Webbers Falls. Mrs. Susan Lynch and Dr. Campbell are the promoters of the enterprise, and the necessary bill granting the right to construct the bridge has already been passed by congress. It is said that work on it will begin very soon and that the bridge will be open for traffic by fall.
At a mass meeting of the citizens of Muskogee last week the following candidates were nominated to filled the city offices under the new incorporation of the town: For mayor, P J Byrne; for recorder, W R Shackleford; for aldermen, C W Turner, F B Severs, W H Harsha, A W Robb, and P N Blackstone. The election occurred yesterday, June 1st, but we have not learned the result.
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Decoration Day was duly observed in Fort Gibson last Monday. All the principal business houses and the postoffice closed their doors in the afternoon and many citizens went out to the National Cemetery, where patriotic speeches were made during the evening. Many people from Tahlequah, Manard and other points were in attendance, and the occasion was a complete success.
W L Marshall, assistant day operator at the depot for several months has been transferred by the company to Oolagah, where he will act as both agent and operator. W S Rice, late of Conway, Ark., has been sent here to take his place.
The Cherokee school of this place will have a picnic on the banks of the Arkansas river near Connell Roger's place, next Friday.
F H Nash, one of our leading merchants, went over to Muskogee on Tuesday to attend the closing exercises of the Harrell Institute, at which place he has a daughter attending.
Mrs. R E Butler and sister, Miss Hattie Lindsey, attended the closing exercises of the Harrell Institute of Muskogee yesterday.
Miss Hattie Lindsey, of Choteau, is visiting her sister, Mrs. R E Butler, this week.
S S Boyles and family, of Tahlequah, accompained by Mrs. John Commingdear attended the Decoration Day services here on Monday.
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Dr. J M Howard is quite sick.
Flo H Nash Jr, made a flying trip to Muskogee Sunday last.
Miss Lillie Spears, we understand, will depart in a few days for Iowa, where will make her future home.
Mrs. Fair McSpadden of Chelsea was a guest of Mrs. I R Nash Monday. She is now visiting relatives at Tahlequah.
Misses Ida and Fannie Nash went to Muskogee yesterday to visit Miss Anna Scott and to attend the Commencement exercises at Harrell.
J F Haas, the shoemaker, has recently purchased for his business one of the finest stitching machines made, which enables him to turn out the finest work that can be done by anyone. With it ladies fine shoes can be repaired while you wait and made to look as good as new ones.
Page 6 & 7 - Preprinted
Page 8 - Ads & a story about the Rough Riders
F J Boudinot, Attorney at Law, Ft. Gibson, I.T.
Horace Bradely, C C Wells, H R Bonner, Lawyers, Wagoner, I.T.
Wm N Littlejohn, Wilson O Bruton, Jas W Breedlove, Attorneys At Law, Sallisaw & Muldrow, I.T.
William F Rasmus, Attorney at Law, Tahlequah, I.T.
G W Baker, R M Wofe, Attorneys at Law, Tahlequah, I.T.
J Warren Reed, Attorney at Law - Fort Smith, Ark & Muskogee, I.T.
James M Howard, Physician & Surgeon, East Fort Gibson, I.T.
Palace Barber Shop, W M Lynch, prop, Fort Gibson, I.T.
A R Matheson, painter, paper hanger
H Ross Agent for Protective and Detective Association of Texas and Indian Territory, Fort Gibson I.T.
"Official War Book" by Congressman James Rankin Young
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