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Ft. Gibson Post

Vol III No 36

Thursday July 21, 1898 (Part 2)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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ORDINANCE NO. 6 - An ordinance relating to the public mores.
     Sec 1. - It shall be deemed a misdemeanor to do, or cause to be done, any of the following acts, and any person convicted thereof shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars.
     Sec. 2 - For any person or persons to keep a house of ill-fame or assignation house, or to permit any house, owned by him, her or them, or under his, her or their control, to be kept for the purpose of prostitution.
     Sec 3. - For any persons to appear in a public place in a state of nudity, or in an indecent or lewd dress, or make any indecent exposure of his or her person, or be guilty of any lewd or indecent act or behavior or exhibit or sell any indecent or lewd book, picture or other thing, or exhibit or perform any indecent or immoral or lewd play or other representation, or put up on any street, alley or other public place in the incorporated town of Fort Gibson, or leave in any yard or premises any indecent notice or advertisement.
     Sec. 4 - For any male person over the age of fourteen years to be see riding or walking in the day time or night time within the town limits, with any woman known or generally reputed to be a prostitute or lewd woman.
     Sec. 5 - To be an inmate of a house of ill fame or to be found in such house for lewd purpose.
     Sec. 6 - For any woman of the town or prostitute to walk the streets of the town after nine o'clock at night, or at any time to solicit any person on the street, or in any public place, to accompany her or meet her at any place for the purpose of prostitution.
     Sec. 7 - Prostitutes living in a house or occupying a room with no other female shall be deemed guilty of a violation of section 5 of this ordinance.
     Sec. 8 - In addition to other places mentioned, all vacant lots or blocks, and all vacant premises in the incorporated town of Fort Gibson shall be deemed public places within the meaning of this ordinance.
     Sec. 9 - That this ordinance shall be in full force and effect on and after its passage and publication.
     Passed and approved this 18th day of July, 1898. Attest: Charles H Shaffer, Mayor; Alex R Matheson, Clerk

ORDINANCE NO. 7 - An ordinance relating to the public peace.
     Sec. 1 - That it shall be a misdemeanor to do or cause to be done any of the following acts and any person convicted thereof shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars.
     Sec. 2 - To be connected with or to participate in any masked ball not authorized by the mayor of the town.
     Sec. 3 - To wear or carry any pistol of any kind whatever, or any dirk, butcher knife or bowie knife, or a sword, or a spear in a cane, brass or metal knuckles or a razor slungshot, sand bag, or a knife with a blade over three inches long, with a spring handle, as a weapon.
     Sec. 4 - To be drunk or in a state of intoxication in any public or private place within the town limits.
     Sec. 5 - To use rude, boisterous, offensive, obscene or blasphemous language in any public place, or to make, aid, countenance, or assist in making any improper noise, disturbance, breach of the peace or diversion, or conduct one's self in a disorderly manner in any public place, or in any other place within the town limits.
     Sec. 6 - To keep a disorderly house or place of public resort in the open air, or by making or causing to be made therein loud or improper noises, or by collecting therein or to permit the collection therein, or allow to remain therein drunken disorderly and noisy persons to the annoyance of others and the disturbance of the neighborhood, or to give admission, or cause to be given admission therein, to women of known ill repute or to prostitutes, or fail to remove or expel such persons after being notified of their character.
     Sec. 7 - To employ any device, noise or performance tending to the collection of persons on the streets or other places to be obstruction of the same, or to exhibit any tricks of legerdemain or other devices of like kind, or perform with bells, organs, or other instruments upon any of the streets or public squares. Provided, This section shall not effect exhibitions, performances, or the sale of any articles permitted upon the payment of a license, as provided in any ordinance of the town.
     Sec. 8 - To willfully give or make a false alarm of fire.
     Sec. 9 - To resist any member of the town marshal's force in the discharge of his duty, or in any way interfere with or hinder or prevent him from discharging his duty as such member of the town marshal's force, or to offer or endeavor so to do, or to in any manner assist any person in custody of any member of the town marshal's force to escape or try to escape or to rescue or attempt to rescue any person so in custody.
     Sec. 10 - For any driver of any vehicle, who is driving one or more persons, who are making a loud or boistrous noise or otherwise disturbing the peace, within the corporate limits, to fail or refuse to immediately stop his vehicle when so ordered by the town marshal or any of his deputies, and keep the same standing long enough to enable such office to examine the vehicle, and, if desired, to arrest any of its occupants.
     Sec. 11 - For any driver of any vehicle to drive or transport in such vehicle through or over any street or road within the corporate limits one or more persons who are making a loud and boistrous noise, or using vulgar profane language, or otherwise disturbing the peace.
     Sec. 12 - For any driver of any vehicle, when called upon by the town marshal or any of his deputies to refuse to give the name or names of any person or persons who may have been guilty of a violation of this ordinance.
     Sec. 13 - That this ordinance shall be in full force and effect on and after its passage and publication.
     Passed and approved this 18th day of July, 1898. Attest: Charles H Shaffer, Mayor; Alex R Matheson, Clerk
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BRIEF LOCAL ITEMS.

Stand up for Fort Gibson.

James Coleman was over at Muskogee Monday on Business.

J T Miller and wife of Bluffs Siding are visiting J D Miller and family of this city.

Mrs. G W Benge of Tahlequah, returned home Tuesday after visiting her sister, Mrs. Sarah Hart of this place.

Attorney Wm P Thompson of Tahlequah was one of our prominent visitors this week.

A Parkinson, superintendent of the tank pump house, is confined to his house in this city with astma.

Capt. Wm Jackson of Wagoner, was in the city on business Monday.

Mrs. Phoebe Lincoln of Wagoner, was here the first of the week in the interest of the Central College, which opens at the above place Oct 3rd, next.

An unusually large crowd was in the city Saturday last and our merchants enjoyed the best trade day for months. Fort Gibson is now reaching out for trade as never before.

Good corn and cotton crops hereabouts insures good times for this vicinity this fall.

Mrs. Adda Boudinot and Roy E Wolfe of Tahlequah passed through the city Monday on their way to Savana, Choctaw nation, where they go to attend the funeral of Dr. E Poe Harris, who died Sunday. Dr. Harris was one of the most prominent citizens of the Indian Territory, and lived at one time in Tahlequah.

J H Dick, a well known young Cherokee lawyer of Tahlequah, was in the city Tuesday.

Fred E Holden of The Post force, visited Fort Smith and the home folks at Muldrow Saturday and Sunday last.

Deputy Marshal Joe Heinrichs of Tahlequah was down last Thursday to see that peace prevailed at our municipal election.

Doc. J J Turnham made a flying trip to Muskogee yesterday.

Mrs. Annie Smith, of Kansas City, is visiting her parents in this city, Mr. and Mrs. M O Ellis.

The glorious rain Sunday last was worth $10,000 to this community.

Hon H B Ross, secretary of the Cherokee treasury, was in town Sunday returning to his home at Tahlequah from Muskogee.

Mrs. Euretta Norman of Wagoner, was visiting friends in our city on Monday.

Robt Czarinkow of Lees Creek, passed through our city on Tuesday enroute to Tahlequah.

Stove wood taken on subscription at this office. Also country produce. Bring it along and pay up.

 

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