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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 10
February 15, 1894 (Part 2)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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<These inside pages were already printed elsewhere and included in the paper. This is not unusual in small weekly papers. I'll note some of things found in these pages from this issue and then skip them in the rest - mainly because the paper is in such bad shape and the print is so tiny I have to use a magnifying glass to make out some words.>

Page 3, Column 1

<Article - On The Erie Canal. The Electric Trolley Is Successfully Tested. The Tow Path About to Give Place to Electricity - A Recent Experiment - Some Important Inventions and Discoveries>

<Article - Higher Temperatures for Furnaces>

<Article - Winding Cotton Thread ... about a machine to wind thread>

Page 3, Column 2

<Article - An Improved Nut Lock ... includes instructions for constructing the lock and a drawing of it>

<Article - Etching on Glass - Instructions>

<Cartoon - man staring at a broken table>

<Short jokes>

Page 3, Column 3 & 4


<Article - Notes and Comment for Fireside Reading. Mirror of Current Fashions and House Decorations - A Pretty Japanese Corner - Games for Evening - Glimpses of Ultra Fashionable Life ... all of these are mentioned along with drawings of dresses and the Japanese Corner>

Page 3, Column 5 & 6


<Sharp Points from the Funny Man's Pen.>

<Story - Making War on a Mouse>

<Artist and Amateur. Trying to Decide the Lines of Difference Between Them>

<short jokes>

Page 3, Column 7 & 8

<Mixture of short articles & jokes>

Page 4, Column 1


List of Agents and Correspondents:
South Canadian - Miss Nellie Cope
Brooken - Dr. U S G Deaton
Whitefiled - W S Hall
Hoyt - Jno. J Cates
Checotah - T A Medlin


Oysters in all styles at Sorbe's.

<...> Perryman was in Denison yesterday.

Mr. Mounsville at Muskogee was in Eufaula Sunday.

Ex-Supreme Judge Ned Robbins of Muskogee was in Eufaula Saturday.

Mrs. John Lanegan left last week for Kansas City where she will reside in the future.

Chinnubbie writes that the recent blizzard blew all the items away from Bacone this week.

The C G Moore Drug Co have enough garden seed to supply everyone in this whole country.

Miss Hattie Simpson spent Saturday and Sunday in Checotah, the guest of Mrs. H C Fisher.

W H Sanger requestes all who want seed Irish potatoes to call on him at the postoffice building.

Meadames Rabon and Miss Winnie Mitchell of South Canadian attended the dedication services here Sunday.

Persons desiring fresh Kansas City beef can secure it by leaving orders with Wm Sorbe at the lunch counter.

Lost - Between Capt. Grayson's residence and the Baptist church, a Masonic breastpin. Finder will please return to Mrs. Grayson.

We have an interesting letter from Lone Jack this week on the allotment question but it is crowded out. Will appear in our next.

Mr. J C Crabtree has purchased he residence of Dr. Bailey, now occupied by John Henry, and will begin housekeeping at an early date.

 Be sure to cast your optics on the new "ad" of the C G Moore Drug Co this week. You will learn something that will be of interest to you.

Aunt Lucy Hordage has been quite ill for some time at the residence of Mrs. Sam Grayson, but we are glad to announce that she is now convalescent.

Mrs. T C Harvison of Wagoner came down Saturday to attend the dedication services and remained over this week the guest of her sister, Miss Minnie Fryer.

<crease in the paper> .... Muskogee yesterday morning. He will attend the International council at Checotah Monday, having been appointed by the chief.

The editor acknowledges an invitation to attend a banquet at Hotel Adams, Muskogee, next Thursday evening, Feb <...> that being George Washington's birthday.

The farmer's best friend is the Mitchell wagon. It is not the lowest priced wagon, but when it comes to wear and tear, it is away at the top. Grayson Bros. can sell you one.

See the large advertisement of W E Gentry & Co at Checotah in this issue. This house carries an immense stock of general merchandise and it will pay you to get their prices when in Checotah.

Mr. W H Sanger has received his commission as postmaster at Eufaula and took charge of the office this morning. He has made the necessary bond of $6,000 with Measrs J Bardett and C G Moore as sureties.

Capt G W Grayson has received a commission from Chief Perryman as a delegate to the International council to be held at Checotah next Monday. Just what will be done at this council cannot be told now, but everyone is anxious to hear the result.

Grayson Bros. are today opening up the most artistic line of millinery goods ever shown in Eufaula. They have everything in that line that can be desired and the ladies of Eufaula cannot afford to miss the opporunity of inspecting them. Call early before they are picked over.

Grayson Bros <hole in paper> seed oats <hole in paper> are selling cheap. This particular verity of oats are said to be rust proof and we think it is just the kind for the farmers of this country. Try some of them and we think you will thank us for calling your attention to it.

The editor spent a few hours in North Canadian Monday evening. While business is rather quite there just now, the merchants are not complaining, as they enjoyed a magnificent trade this fall. We wish to thank the liberal people of the town for various orders for stationery we received while there. Business never gets so dull but what they have something for the Journal whenever its representative is around.

Mr. SS Sanger, wife and little son, Elwin, of El Paso, Tex., were in Eufaula last Friday the guest of their son, Mr. W H Sanger. Mr. and Mrs. Sanger formerly lived here, and have scores of friends at this place and Muskogee. They were warmly received here by everyone who regretted that they did not remain longer. They will visit relatives at South McAlester before their return.

FOR SALE OR TRADE. Five houses, one three-year old mule, plows, two wagons, harnesses, etc., etc., one buggy with harness, one mowing machine with rake, patent slice grinder. Apply to <...> M Soree, Eufaula I.T.

<another pitch for Grayson Bros>

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THE BAPTIST CHURCH DEDICATED. - Despite the very inclement weather last Sunday, a large crowd gathered at the Baptist church to witness the dedication services. The services began at 10:30, Rev M L. Brown conducting, and even at that hour it was almost impossible to secure a seat. The opening anthem was sung by the choir, followed by the invocation by Rev A J Essex. The hymn, "On the Mountain Top Appearing," was sung by choir and congregation, after which Rev J M Potter, pastor of the Methodist church, read the first lesson from the 4th chapter of Psalm, followed by the parable of the wheat and tares from Mat. 13, 24-48 verse. The congregation was then led in prayer by Rev J H Millburn, editor of the Baptist Watchman, followed by a quartette by the choir.
     Rev Essex then arose in his dignified manner and announced that his text would be found in the 13th chapter of Matthew, part of the 30th verse, which read as follows: "Let both grow together until the harvest." He preached forty-seven minutes, and during that time he received the very closest attention from his very large audience. Everyone present pronounced it one of the ablest sermons that was ever delivered from a Eufaula pulpit, and he was the recipient of many compliments for the manner in which he handled his subject.
     The choir then sang the beautiful anthem, "Oh how Lovely in Zion," after which a report of the building committee was read by the chairman, Rev Essex, who then presented the keys to the trustees, Dr. G H Rucker and Mr. J F Ingram. Dr. Rucker responded win a few earnest words, promising in behalf of the church to keep the house as a Sabbath house and sacred to the worship of the Lord. Then, with the audience standing, Rev Brown read the dedicatory declaration to which all present responded, Amen! Rev Brown then lead in an earnest prayer, which was followed by the congregation joining in with the choir and singing "All Hail the Power of Jesus name."
     While all of this was going on Bro. Essex looked as if he wanted to say something. Presently an opportunity presented itself, and he arose in his cheerful and urbane manner and expressed his thanks to the citizens of Eufaula and other towns for the generous manner of which they subscribed funds to build the beautiful edifice that they had now gathered there to dedicate. He said that they then had money enough to pay for the building, and that the ladies, God bless them, had raised almost enough to pay for furnishing it. The church cost something near $1500, and of that amount the American Baptist Home Mission Society donated $500, which is now in a New York bank subject to their demand. He stated that while this society donated that amount they had to borrow the money to do so, as owing to the financial crisis last year they were very much embarrassed, and were now greatly in need of assistance. In conclusion he asked that the hat be passed through the audience and a free thanks offering be taken for the society, which was done, and the dollars and halves began to drop like hail falling on dry boards.
     The closing anthem, "Praise Ye the Lord," was then sang and the audience dismissed by the talented young minister of Bacone, Rev R E Meigs.
     NOTES. The Choir was the best that ever sang in Eufaula, it being composed of ten fine voices, equally divided between basses, tenors, altos and sopranos, while the sweet toned organ was in the hands of a thorough organist, Miss Fannie Ingram. Next to a good preacher should be a good choir, for the choir is certainly the index to the church, for next to praying comes singing as an evidence of interest manifested by the members to worship and rejoice.
     A large delegation was expected in from Tuskegee and West Eufaula, but owing to the threatening weather they did not come.
     Robert. Meigs of Bacone came down to assist the choir. From all appearances the choir (or a part thereof) was very sorry that he could not remain longer.
     A heavy rain came down just as the audience was dismissed and most of the congregation got a good soaking.

THE BLIZZARD The blizzard that came down on Eufaula last Sunday seemed to be general all over the country. It rained here most all Sunday morning, and in the afternoon it didn't do anything but snow and blow. It ceased snowing late in the afternoon, but the wind continued at a rapid rate. The "oldest settler" never saw it any colder, but fortunately no one tributary to Eufaula suffered very severely from it. The trains were all late Monday caused from the snow drifting, and No 1, due here at 9 a.m., going south, did not arrive until after 4 in the afternoon.
     Advices from Oklahoma state that it was the severest storm of the season. The storm was followed by a blizzard from the south, which acquired a velocity of over thirty miles an hour and brought the temperature almost to zero. Great suffering is feared in the country, as few of the settlers, whether new or old, are prepared for storms of that magnitude. Many of them have scarcely protection against moderate weather.
     In Kansas and Missouri it was the worst storm the people have experienced in eight years. Texas also came in for her share of the snow, and was equally as severe in some portions of that state as it was here.

THREE A WEEK On January 15th the Galveston News and the Dallas News began the publication of semi-weekly editions and we hereby notify our readers that we are now clubbing the Journal with either the Galveston or Dallas Semi-Weekly News for the low price of $2.00 per year. Just think on it! Here are three papers a week, or one hundred and fifty six papers a year, for the small price of $2.00.


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