Ft. Gibson Post
Vol III No 43
Thursday September 8, 1898 (Part 3)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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A Ride up Grand River - Magnificent
Sights. Boat Swelling, etc.
Tahlequah may get a branch of the Pittsburg & Gulf railroad from Siloam Springs or Stillwell. If she does Fort Gibson will be this end of the line.
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BRIEF LOCAL ITEMS
Stand up for Fort Gibson.
Patronize home institutions.
Improvements on the streets still continue.
Prospectors are arriving in town almost daily.
Phin Blackmore, constable of the Vian court was in town on business last Friday.
A fine party, largely attended at the residence of R M Walker, on Garrison hill, oldtown, last Thursday night.
W A Scott brought in a Russian sunflower stalk 2 1/2 inches in diameter and a stem of Bermuda grass attached, 12 feet in length.
Stuart Cox, the genial First Street restaurant keeper, now keeps fresh oysters, as will be seen from his adv. elsewhere in The Post.
W W Ross jr., and W R Sartain, two prominent citizens of Tahlequah, were in the Future Great Tuesday. They couldn't understand why we were booming so.
The pecan and walnut crop in this vicinity promise to be very large. There are thousands of pecan trees along Grand river north of town, and all over the Arkansas river bottoms.
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Town Marshal George Perry is proving himself an efficient and satisfactory officer by the suppression of rowdyism and lawlessness. His family has arrived in town and taken up their permanent residence here.
Tom Miller, now sole proprietor of the Depot Lunch stand, is making some changes in the premises for the convenience of his numerous customers. His refreshment and lunch counters are to be separated, giving better satisfaction to all classes.
Perhaps the finest shade tree in the whole country around may be seen near the road to Muskogee about half mile south of town. It is an elm tree, very thick foliage, extending 74 feet in diameter, the branches drooping about eight feet from the ground.
About 23 persons or more will be baptized by immersion in Grand river near the railroad bridge, next Sunday, by Elder Harris, colored, and Elder James Mitchell of Fort Smith.
Rev J H Messer who has been attending the camp meeting north of town, says that it was a success and that much good was accomplished.
Butler's gin steamed up on Tuesday. Cotton is coming in "right smart," and the supply is likely to be larger than last season.
Cotton starts out in this vicinity at 40 cents a 100 for picking - 10 cts cheaper than last year.
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Percy Kidd, the artistic painter, has finished a fine landscape painting which may be seen in Berd's drug store. The scene is a city near a beautiful lake, wharfs, shipping, beautiful landscape, with woodland shores and mountains in the distance. This picture is nice enough to hang up in the parlor. Mr. Kidd intends in the near future to paint some sketches of the grand and picturesque scenery along Grand river above the old fort.
FORT GIBSON ACADEMY
Prof Bird will commence his educational labors here next Monday. See double column advertisement headed "Fort Gibson Academy." He brings the best credentials from good and well-known men. Here is an opportunity at our doors which has long been needed here.
"Education forms the common mind; As twig is bent the tree's inclined."
Persons enter the Fort Gibson Academy will please bring the books heretofore used, and not purchase new books until classification has been made.
Tom Cunningham will try another term at Bacone college, to start next Monday.
Flo Nash and Gyp Scott, Tahlequah Sunday, but "further deponent saith not."
The people of Wagoner, with comparatively few natural advantages, are enterprising and energetic, which even under adverse circumstances often wins success. Having no fine building rock near that place, they are hauling the same from a point about four miles from Muskogee and shipping to Wagoner by rail. The same kind of yellow sand rock abounds here in abundance within half mile of railroad track, with down hill pull all the way. Come to Fort Gibson for your rock and river sand out of Grand river, where your water must also be had, or Wagoner go busted. Yes, you are welcome to share Fort Gibson's great natural advantages.
Pages 2 & 3 (preprinted)[several mentions of outbreaks of yellow fever in MS and long article about Memphis TN quarantining the city]
Page 4, columns 1 & 2 -[reprint of the article about how great Fort Gibson is]
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FARMERS MEET (continued from page 1)
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