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The Indian Journal
Eufaula, Ind. Terr.
Vol XVIII No 19
April 19, 1894 (Part 2)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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SOUTH CANADIAN South Canadian, April 18 - (cont)

Dr. Crabtree is a victim of rheumatism this week.

Mrs. Dan Garlen visited her mother a few days this week on her way from Lehigh to her new home in Chickasha, in the Chickasaw nation.

Misses Mary and Nellie Morgan visited Mr. A P Stidham at Eufaula Tuesday. They were delighted with their visit and admire the many pleasant people they met while there.

Fred Young was quite sick Sunday. He went fishing in the rain Friday night, you know.

A crowd of the young folks visited the Pine Mountain Sunday. - Indian Star

CHECOTAH. Checotah, I.T. Apr 18 -

Mr. McClure will move in town in a short while.

Mr. W J Johnson, a young cattleman from Moore's Station, Tex., was gored by a steer at Summit this morning while unloading a car of cattle and is in a serious condition. The horn struck him in the side and Dr. Stewart, the attending physician, says that if it had gone an eighth of an inch deeper he would have bled to death. He is resting very well to-night and the prospects are that he will recover.

Dr. Lowery and family have moved to South Canadian. We regret to lose them from our midst.

Mr. J E McCarty of South McAlester is in Checotah working on the new Methodist church in our town.

Mr. J R Morrow represented the Checotah Odd Fellows at McAlester last week at the grand lodge. Mr. Morrow was placed in nomination for grand secretary, but he respectfully declined as he did not have the time to attend to the duties attached to it. It was a very high honor conferred upon a worthy gentleman and he and his friends appreciate it very much. At the earnest solicitation of him Checotah was selected as the next place to hold their meeting, which will be the 2d Tuesday in April. J R Morrow has done more toward bringing Checotah to the front and making the town what it is to-day than any other man within its limits and the citizens of that place should tender him a vote of thanks for his untiring efforts on behalf of the town.

Mr. and Mrs. H C Fisher, Miss Elsie Weldon and J H Lynch were in Eufaula Sunday.

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The very sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. Leo. E. Bennett, which occurred at her home in Muskogee last Thursday night cast a gloom of sorrow over Eufaula the home of her childhood. She had been sick for three weeks but her friends hoped that the worst had passed. Just a few hours before her death she informed her devoted husband that she was happy and was ready to go at any time her Savior called her. She talked to him until a late hour, and when he told her to try to go to sleep she asked him to kiss her good night. This he did and she soon dozed off, never to awake again. In a few hours Dr. Bennett was aroused from his slumbers by her gasping for breath, and before he realized the situation she was dead. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church in that city Saturday evening by Revs T E Brewer and M L Bulter. Sunday morning the remains were brought to Eufaula to be interred in the family burying ground, followed by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. At the depot an immense throng of people had gathered and they at once proceeded to the cemetery where she was laid to rest by the side of her departed father and mother. Rev Brewer of Muskogee performing the last sad rites.
     In the death of Mrs. Bennett the Methodist church has substained a great loss, the home a true, loving, tender and noble wife and mother and the cause of Christianity a strong advocate. To know her was to love her, for no one possessed more noble qualities and womanly virtues than she. The bereaved husband and motherless children have the sincere sympathy of everyone in this, their great hour of distress. May they console themselves with the fact that she is now through with the trials and tribulations of this world and is in a land where all is peace and joy and comfort. Mrs. Bennett was a valuable member of the order of the Eastern Star, and that organization passed the following tribute of respect:
In Memorian.
     Tribute of Astrea Chapter No. 14. O. E. S., Muskogee, Ind. Ter. upon the death of their Worthy Matron.
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     MRS. LONIE STIDMAN BENNETT, the wife of our honorable Worthy Patron and Grand Secretary Bro. Leo. F. Bennett.
     Born at Sulpher Springs, Texas, March 16th, 1865; removed in infancy with her parents Hon George W and Mrs. Sarah Stidham, to Eufaula, in the Creek Country, in 1865; completed her education at the institution of Mr. Moody in Massachusetts in 1883; married in August 1884; departed this life at Muskogee, April 13, 1894, leaving

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a sadly stricken husband, three beautiful children - two daughters and a son - a large kindred, and numerous friends to cherish her memory. She was a consistent member of the M. E. Church South, and died in full anticipation of being united with her Redeemer in the peaceful abode of the blessed.
     The deceased was active in the organization of this Chapter, and its first associate Conductress in 1891; Worth Matron in 1892, and re-elected to the same position in 1893. The Grand Chapter, in recognition of her interest and efficiency in the order, at is annual meeting here in 1893, chose her for Grand Associate Conductress.
     The Associate Matron, Mrs. Anna Dodson, promptly convened a Chapter of Sorrow and appointed a memorial committee consisting of Mrs. Eunice Pasco, Miss Jennie Berry and Z T Waldroad. The station of the deceased, the Charters jewels and badges and furniture of the Chapter and badges of the members were draped. The report of the committee being approved copies were ordered furnished to the deceased husband, and the papers at Muskogee and Eufaula, and the Grand Matron of the order.
     1. Our honored Grand Associate Conductress, esteemed Worthy matron and beloved sister; she who was with us but yesterday, has been summoned hence by a messenger who cometh sooner or later for us all. She has finished her alloted task in the conflict of life. Overtaken by death in the midst of life's duty and usefulness suddenly her sun of life went down and her earthly sojourn is closed but her many duties should not go unrecorded.
     2. She was an affectionate wife, a gentle mother and a kind neighbor. She loved kindred and friends. She was faithful to her convictions of right and in affliction evinced an effectual faith, loving in the spirit of charity and the love of truth.
     3. Instructed by this visitation of Providence may we be reminded of the shortness of life and the uncertainty of its continuance let us remember her virtues and imitate her worthy example.
     4. We commend in the household, which has been broken by this providence the tender commission of our Father in heaven. Standing beside the broken column we may, with Martha's trustful faith, look beyond the shore of time and know that she whom we mourn, though lost no mortal vision, is only waiting beyond the river to welcome us to an eternal home.
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Two boys were arrested in Dentson last week charged with robbing W P Woods of Caddo of 123 gold rings. They were sent to jail.

Senator Vance of North Carolina died in Washington Saturday morning very suddenly.


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