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Tulsa Weekly Democrat
Successor to the New Era
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Vol. 6 No 4
Jan 26, 1900 - Part 1

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Monday Night's Council Meeting Got Down to Business.
A Lame Place in the Ordinances is Healed by a
New Law - Power to Jail.
      A very important ordinance was passed and approved, with an emergency clause, at the city council meeting Monday night. It will be found in another place in this paper. The ordinance provides that the Mayor may commit to jail any one convicted of disorderly conduct of any kind. Heretofore there has been a lame place in the ordinances covering various offenses, on account of a lack of prescribed penalty, and all the authorities could do was to impose a fine for their infraction. If the convicted party did not pay the fine and nothing could be found to make it out of the party went unpunished as there as no law to incarcerate him in jail. The new ordinance strengthens these weak places and provides that the Mayor may commit to jail until the law is satisfied all offenders who refuse to pay the fine imposed.
      This was a much needed amendment to the city laws, and violaters in the future had better pay promptly all fines assessed.

The McKinley Club.
      The McKinley club met in the opera house Wednesday night and adopted a constitution and by-laws. The Indian Republican was named as the official organ of the club, and commended to Republicans everywhere. A number of new names were placed on the roster of membership.
      There being no further business the club invited Mr. W. M. Mellette, of Vinita, to address those present. Mr. Mellette made a pleasing speech, which was historical rather than upon the prevailing issues. This gentleman aspires to be the Republican national committeman from the Territory, and received an indorsement of the club under a resolution introduced by Col. Querry.

Smallpox Regulations.
Tulsa. I. T., Jan 25, 1900.
      To the Public: - Considering the smallpox situation in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, we feel that the citizens of Tulsa should prepare early to avoid the disease, and we make the following suggestions:
      1st. General Vaccination. - Our schools should require from each pupil a certificate of "successful vaccination" within the past <hole> years.
      2nd. <...> people discontinue unnecessary visits to their sick friends and neighbors - especially in <...< active fever.
      3rd. <...> all suspicable cases
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be promptly reported to the Board of Health for diagnosis and care, for the benefit of the patient and protection of our town.
      The theory of vaccination is so well established, that it is considered unnecessary to mention it here, but the duration of immunity from a successful vaccination is very uncertain and for that reason e would advise a general vaccination in Tulsa.
      The physicians of our town have kindly consented to reduce the fee for vaccination and are doing so to aid the town in avoiding the epidemic of smallpox, and we urge every citizen of Tulsa to insist upon a general vaccination, bearing in mind that all persons successfully vaccinated are considered free from the danger of smallpox. - Respectfully. Tulsa Board of Health.

The Democrat listened to a serenade over the telephone by the orchestra as it played for the ball in Forsythe hall last night. The music was excellent, and each note was faithfully reproduced by the phone.

<boxed ad center of page spanning 3 columns - J. M. Hall & Co.]

Red Fork News
      Mr. Paul Clinton, of Red Fork, left Thursday for Demorest, Georgia, where he will enter school. The good wishes of his friends attend him in his search for knowledge.
      Mr. Lee Clinton with his wife and children returned Thursday from Georgia. A hearty welcome is extended to them.
      Mr. Stockings, a nephew of Col. Robinson, who has been visiting here for several weeks, left Wednesday for his home in Kansas.
      Mr. Nathan Brown, who has been ill for some time, died last Monday afternoon. His home was with Mr. Bailey.
      Miss Blauche Gilbert returned Tuesday from a short visit to Sapulpa.
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      Mr. Christie and Vannie Yargee spent Sunday in Sapulpa.
      Messrs. J McBirney and Hugh Hall, appreciating the fine weather for wheeling, took a spin over to our city last Monday afternoon.
      Mrs. Louise Clinton has been spending the week in Tulsa at the bedside of Mrs. Dr. Clinton.
      The Presbyterian church has decided to postpone the purchase of pews for their new church building and set it with chairs. It would require about three months for the pews to be manufactured, and the congregation is anxious to get into the new building. The Sunday school has subscribed about fifty chairs. It
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is desired and expected that the new building will be occupied within a week from next Sunday and that the new pastor will begin his ministry to the church in the new house.

Strayed or Stolen.
      From my place two miles west of Catoosa, Jan 15th, twenty-seven head of shoats; weight 50-150 pounds; marked crop left under bit right. Three light yellow ones in the bunch. Any information leading to their recovery will be rewarded. Address, Wm. A. Cummins, Catoosa, I.T.

That department of the public school heretofore conducted in the Lindsay building, will close today.

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Bob Childers, Who Broke Jail at Tulsa Has Been Captured.
While on the Way to Jail With Him The Marshal
Makes Quick Work of Another Capture.
Special correspondence to The Democrat from Dawson.
      Bob Childers, the well known Creek Indian outlaw, who broke jail at Tulsa, last February, was arrested by Deputy Lewis last Thursday and was taken to Muskogee jail Friday. Deputy Lewis says that while en route to Muskogee with Childers he was sitting in the passenger coach at Wagoner, and on hearing firing outside ran out just in time to see a negro shooting at another negro with a pistol,
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but he missed the man he was shooting at and hit a white man in the head, inflicting a very serious wound. Lewis threw his Winchester down on the negro and disarmed him and twenty-five minutes later landed him Muskogee jail

Rev Kerr will be here some time next week from Edmond, Okla. After more mature deliberation, and upon urgent personal solicitations from members and friends of the Presbyterian church at this place, he has decided to recall his decision to not accept the care of the church. He will move his family here and become the pastor of the church early in February. He preached two strong sermons for the church in December and since that time the membership has been at work on him to persuade him to take the work. He has finally consented to do so. There is no doubt that he will be a strong support to the gospel influences in Tulsa, and with a hearty second to his efforts will do much to strengthen the church.

Ed Morgan came in from Coffeyville Wednesday.

Mrs. Dr. C. L. Reeder is visiting in Oklahoma City.

Dr. P. E. Reeder was over from Sinnett the first of the week.

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There is Dissatisfaction at the Department.
The Work Cost Nearly Three Times as Much as Was First Expected
[article on how long and how much the townsite surveys are costing]

Meeting of Stockholders.
To the Shareholders of the First National Bank of Tulsa, I. T.
      A meeting of the shareholders of the First National Bank of Tulsa, Ind. Ter., will be held Thursday, February 8, 1900, at 1:30 p.m. in the office of the bank, for the purpose of electing directors for the ensuing year. - B. F. Colley, Cashier.

To all citizens of Tulsa, Indian Territory.
      By virtue of authority vested in me as Mayor of the Incorporated Town of Tulsa, it becomes my duty to call to your attention the fact that there now prevails throughout the Territory an epidemic of smallpox, which, if permitted to spread among us, threatens to destroy our lives, paralyze our business and mar the progress and development of our city. Under such conditions it behooves us all to act with judgement and foresight, and I, therefore, request all citizens to take the necessary precautions to prevent the ravages of the disease in Tulsa. And I call upon you all to be vaccinated, and especially parents that they see that their children are vaccinated at an early date, and thus let us lend a helping hand in stamping out one of the most loathsome diseases.
      In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and official seal this 25th day of January, A. D. 1900. - R. N. Bynum, Mayor.

Spelling Bee.
      There will be an old fashioned spelling bee at the M. E. church next Thursday evening. It will be given under the direction of the Epworth League Literary Society, and all are invited to attend and take part. There will be a prize for the best speller.

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[boxed add spanning all columns - J. M. Morrow]

The Passing Throng

Smoke Little Bouguet [repeated 5 times] Small but elegant - try one.

The best Shoes at Gamble's.

Turner is giving away a phonograph.

A. C. Archer's for barb wire.

Scott & Amos have bought the Vinita Leader.

Fruits, Cakes and Confections at City Bakery.

Elegant footwear at Gamble's.

J. W. Corwin was up from Dawson Saturday.

Latest shapes in Shoes can be found at Gamble's

Dr. F. L. Brewer was in the city several days last week.

New line of first quality Shoes at Gamble's.

Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Turner have returned from a visit to Fort Smith.

Shoes that will stand the weather and the mud at Gamble's.

Fresh meats at the best quality at the Tulsa Meat Market. Wallace & Co.

The improvements are progressing nicely at the Shackle Drug Co's store.

Buy your fine Cakes at City Bakery - Cheaper than baking them.

A. C. Goldair, of the Goldair Commission Co., of St. Louis was in the city Monday.

We have put the knife in deep on all winter goods. They must go at some price. J M Hall & Co.

Osage Smith was down from Sapulpa yesterday. The Democrat acknowledges favors at his hands.

Wallace & Co., will buy your fat cattle and hogs - pay you the highest market price - you deliver them.

Col. Bringham and Dr. Manes have rented offices in the Famous building and have handsomely furnished and equipped them with law and medical libraries. They can be found there in the future.

Miss Edna Albert won the prize for the best looking lady examined by the blind phrenologist at the
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hall Monday night. Harry Campbell won the prize for the politest man to the ladies. Mr. Campbell is now a firm believer in the science of phrenology.

The latest in Shoes - Gamble's

M.E. Church - Subjects Sunday, Jan 28, 1900: Morning, The Wisdom of Fools; evening, A Guide to Character. - A E Ryan.

Go to Gamble's for Shoes.

John McBride of Dawson and W. P. Hall of this city lost saddles Monday night. Ab Perryman and Mose Perryman lost the horses. A good many thefts of this nature are being reported in the papers. Some means for the capture and punishment of the criminals should be adopted.

Wanted - Fat Hogs and Cattle.
      Highest market prices paid for all first-class butcher stock. We are also in the market for shipping stock, and will pay full value for all you have to sell, at City Meat Market. - J. H. Boyd, Prop., J. S. Price, Buyer.

Sixty-eight names have been enrolled on the list of members of the Democratic Club.

A. C. Archer for undertaking and undertaker's supplies.

      The located dentist is in Forsythe hall. All work guaranteed. Painless extracting and fitting. Dr W M Wilson>

Epworth League.
      Last Sunday evening at Forsythe hall, the Epworth League held a most interesting service. Nearly 200 people were present. From prominent persons, during the week, we have heard flattering compliments upon the music, especially Miss Albert's singing.
      Let all the people encourage this noble work: There is no telling the amount of good we may do in this line of work.
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      We expect another interesting meeting next Sunday evening.
      Mr. A. C. Amerine is to speak and the music will be good.
      Come out to the services: Sunday School at 10 o'clock a.m.; preaching at 11 a.m.; Epworth League at night. - A. S. J. Haygood.

The Democratic Club.
      The William Jennings Bryan club met Monday night in the city hall, being crowded out of the opera house by another engagement.
      The program for the evening was not carried out for the reason that the by-laws and platform were up for consideration. On Monday night, however, at the Forsythe hall, this excellent program will be given, and a cordial invitation is extended to all to attend. Mr. Nelson and Mr. Collins will both deliver addresses, and a good musical program will be rendered. The ladies are requested to be present, and are assured that they will be entertained. There will be nothing that will offend in the least, so come out to the meeting.

Christians Never Commit Suicide.
By Our Dawson correspondent.
[article explaining why Christians don't commit suicide]


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