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Tulsa Weekly Democrat
Successor to the New Era
Abstracted / Transcribed byLinda Haas Davenport
When the print is so faded that it cannot be read <.....> will be used . All transcription will be as found in the paper, misspellings and all
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CITY ORDINANCES ARE STRENGTHENED.
Monday Night's Council Meeting Got Down to Business.
LAWBREAKERS WILL BE PUNISHED.
A Lame Place in the Ordinances is Healed by a
New Law - Power to Jail.
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.
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.
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Red Fork News
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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A CREEK INDIAN OUTLAW CAPTURED.
Bob Childers, Who Broke Jail at Tulsa Has Been Captured.
ARRESTED BY MARSHAL LON LEWIS
While on the Way to Jail With Him The Marshal
Makes Quick Work of Another Capture.
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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TOWNSITE SURVEYS ARE MUCH TOO SLOW.
There is Dissatisfaction at the Department.
INDIANS AT WASHINGTON DISGUSTED.
The Work Cost Nearly Three Times as Much as Was First Expected
Meeting of Stockholders.
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.
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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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>
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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