Ft. Gibson Post
Vol III No 41
Thursday August 25, 1898 (Part 2)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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GRADING OUR STREETS
Dirt Now Flying in Fort Gibson at an Encouraging Rate
Street Commission Stair; Doing His Work Well -
Signs of the Big Boom are Plentiful
INSPECTOR WRIGHT ARRIVES
J George Wright, a special inspector from the interior department at Washington, arrived at Muskogee Monday, where he has established headquarter and look after secretary of the interior business in enforcing the various provisions of the Curtis law. Mr. Wright is a young gentleman of affiable appearance and will no doubt perform his duties to the satisfaction of all concerned, although the task is in nowise an easy one.
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FORT GIBSON, AUG 25, 1898
"HIT 'EM AGAIN"
The Muldrow Press,
[rest of the page is political news from around the Territory]
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BRIEF LOCAL ITEMS
Stand up for Fort Gibson.
Patronize home institutions.
Small shower of rain last night.
R E Butler went to Muskogee on business yesterday.
Butler's cotton gin is being over-hauled and fixed up.
J D Miller and wife returned from Tennessee today.
B P Rasmus of Tahlequah was here Tuesday and Wednesday.
Plant a diversity of crops - "a little of everything," and you will be sure to hit.
W W Bridges and wife departed Saturday to spend several months at Gainesville, Tex.
The best flour on the market is to be had at F H Nash's at $2.50 per hundred.
Invitations are out for a ball to be given by the young men of Fort Gibson at the home of Mr and Mrs R M Walker on the evening of Sept 1, next Thursday.
The Post is requested to announce that Rev Stevenson, pastor of the M E church in Tahlequah, will preach at the M E church here on next Sunday at 11 and at night.
Mrs R C Adams and the children, who have spent a year in New York, Washington and other north-eastern cities, have returned to their home in Fort Gibson. Mr Adams is still abroad attending to important business.
The colored Baptists of this place still continue their meetings and seem to be terribly in earnest. The house has been crowded nightly besides a crowd outside. Elder Harris has been assisted this week by Elder Solamon of Muskogee. The citidel of sin and the devil never got such a storming here since the time of the Crusaders.
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Henry Efifert at the farmer's meeting last Saturday told how J H Alexander of Fort Smith raises Irish potatoes, which is interesting, and will be published next week.
Onions are one of the crops that can be grown here with great success and profit. H M Langston, on Tom Cunningham's place adjoining town, has raised this season from the seed about 70 bushels of fine onions, grown on a small spot of ground. This is the best paying crop according to size of ground that has been raised in this vicinity. What's the matter with raising onions?
Some one asked at the farmer's meeting if navy beans will grow in this county. French Miller promptly answered: "No, He don't grow in this country when you don't plan him." Then Mr Miller told what a fine crop of navy beans he raised this season, how fine they grew and how easily raised, when some say they won't grow here. He showed that there is no need of shipping navy beans into this country, when they can be raised to ship out, but says they won't grow if you fail to plant them. Just so with other crops that have not been tried here.
If there is a patch of clover in Ft. Gibson, or within miles, we haven't heard of it. That is another product that won't grow in this country unless it is sowed or planted. That it will grow well in this county there is no doubt, for clover may be seen growing about 50 miles east of here on land not so well adapted to its growth as here. Clover is a fine thing for hogs and other stock. Try clover.
Mr Frank Mack Keen and wife of Cauro, Ill, were in town this week. Mr Mack Keen is an old newspaper man, formerly on the Cinccinnati Commercial, and has traveled in Europe for the New York Herald. He and his wife looked over Garrison Hill and old historic "oldtown" which will be written up.
Miss Beuna Harris of Tahlequah, who has been quite ill at the home of the Misses Eifferts of this city, is now improving. Miss Harris is a daughter of ex-chief Harris and one of the most charming and accomplished Cherokee young ladies.
W A Scott has a fine field of corn just silking out. The stalks in size and appearance is hard to beat. He has also a large crop of sunflowers, planted for feed for his bees. Mr Scott believes in a diviversity of crops.
A large paper mill at Fort Gibson in the near future is now almost assured. A representative of a large paper company was here this week looking over locations, and says Grand river water is just the thing.
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And Discuss a Diversity of Crops
Much Interest Shown on the Question
And Another Meeting Called
For September 3rd
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ITEMS FROM MULDROW - Aug 23 -
The Presslaboring to convince the people of Muldrow the importance of good schools, good streets, general improvements and good morals which appears to be bearing fruit. Among other things the town council recently passed an ordinance against lewdness and bawdy resorts, which it is hoped will be enforced. Lewdness even among those who ought to set an example, has been a great curse and evil to this town.
Among the enterprising and energetic citizens of Muldrow is W J Smith, the liveryman, who has an establishment that would credit to a larger town, a good residence, flowers, shrubs, walks and other evidence of taste and enterprise.
The Press appears to be hard onto the racket of certain ones who it says work themselves into good society, when their secret companionship and practice would entitle them to places in the slums.
Joe Shermer has bought the Patillo stock of goods at 60 cents on the dollar.
Mrs and Mrs Towns Clayton of Eufaula former residents, are here for a visit.
W W Payne intends to put in a large stock of goods in the new rock building of Dr Turnham.
Gideon Patton having removed from town and his place in the council has been filled by Thos Watts. Only two of the family appointed to fill vacancies, thus far.
All kinds of crops in this vicinity look extra good. Second potato crop coming on nicely.
The Press could furnish some very interesting sensational reading if it cared to enter into family affairs of others, however, we'll endeavor to keep our own dooryard clean and kindly ask our friends to do the same and thereby not force an obnoxious dose on us. As you are aware it is our duty to tell how it happened regardless of whom it effects, or no matter how unpleasant - Press
W J Smith and J M Railey have gone to Missouri for a car load of horses, which will be sold cheap.
Methodist quarterly meeting was held here Saturday and Sunday, Presiding Elder Lovett being present.
J M Raley is about to add another
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story to his stone building. Mr Raley is an enterprising and honorable citizen, desirable in any town.
The Watts' didn't go to fight the Spanirds, thinking, perhaps, it might be more dangerous than to fight Holden, whose son Fred enlisted in Uncle Sam's service. Now that the old man is alone they think they can handle him.
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No town or community can prosper without manufactures of some kind. Good opening here in Fort Gibson for different kinds of manufacturies, among which might be mentioned a flouring mill, hoop mill, box mill, barrel works and others. Lots of fine timber and the finest stream in the Territory to float in the timber. Millions of feet of ash, oak, elm, cottonwood and other timber that can be run down Grand river. A good deal of pine and walnut can also be had.
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