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Tulsa Weekly Democrat
Successor to the New Era
Banner: Motto: Whatever the truth may be; I give the story as told to me
Vol. 6 No. 6
Feb 9, 1900 - Part 1

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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The Passing Throng

T W Shackle went to Coweta today.

The Republican club met Monday night.

H C Davis, has returned from St. Louis.

J R Cummings has moved to Web City, Mo.

Fresh bread, seven loaves for a quarter at city Bakery.

Attorney Fred Pfendler is reported sick with typhoid fever.

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

The Mandolin club has the thanks of The Democrat force for a delightful serenade one night this week.

As I have accepted a position with Boyd & Antle at the City Meat Market, I would like my friends to give me their patronage. J H Davis.

Wednesday night at ten o'clock little Ethel, infant daughter of Mr and Mrs L N Mitchell breathed her last, pneumonia being the cause of death. The remains were taken to Fort Gibson for interment Thursday.

Georege M Kilcoyne has sold his meat business to Wallace & Co., and the two shops have been consolidated. The Kilcoyne meat market was moved to the building of Wallace & Co., and Mr Kilcoyne was employed to look after the company's business in the house. He can be found there by his friends, ready to please them as heretofore.

The fire pump and hose, were subjected to a test on the streets Tuesday. The pump was operated at the well at A C Archer's and the hose lead up the hill to the Shackle Drug Company's store. The force was sufficient to throw a stream quite as high as any building in the city. The pump proved to be about what was expected, and will doubtless e a great help in case of another fire.

On last Monday United States Marshals James Freeman and Wiley Haynes shot and killed two men by the names of Henry Myers and Arthur Brockshire. It is reported that six horses had been stolen from some fullbloods, and the Indians were with the marshals when the killing was done. The two men were found in possession of the stolen horses, and it is supposed the shooting came about over their resistance to the officers.

The stockholders of the First National bank of this city held their annual meeting at the office of the bank last night and re-elected all the old directors. They examined carefully into the bank's condition and found everything satisfactory. The business of the bank is increasing very rapidly, and the institutin is now one of the best and most conservative in the Territory. J O Hall, Oliver Bagby and W E Halsell were in attendance from Vinita. Immediately after the stockholder's meeting the directors met and re-elected W E Halsell, president; B F Colley, cashier

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and James McBirney assistant cashier. The business qualifications of these gentlemen are well known, and the future of the bank will be safe in their hands.

Red Fork Items

C U Dorman returned Wednesday from a visit to Neosho.

Mrs. Melissa McIntosh returned Monday from a short visit to Chelsea.

Miss Lena Hall spent Saturday and Sunday in Red Fork, the guest of Miss Ora Turner.

J I Yargee, wife and daughter, Lorene, returned Sunday from Muskogee, where they visited Mrs. Yargee's brother, Gen. Pleasant Porter.

Miss Lauretta Morrison of Taneha is quite will with pneumonia.

The wind of Wednesday night did quite a little damage to the weaker buildings. Some of the tents were roofless next morning.

<ad> We never were unsold. We offer for this week true High Patent Flour, every sack guaranteed at $1.70 per hundred at Brady's.

Owing to an accident to one of the printers in this office we are unable to give the usual amount of local news this week, not having time in which to set it.

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Died. Mrs Lizzie Geddes McAllister died at her home in this city last Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock.

Mrs McAllister had been very sick for several weeks, but was thought to be on the road to final recovery, when heart trouble suddenly developed and carried her away in a few minutes. She was the wife of John H McAllister, and the mother of six children. She was a devoted Christian, and an earnest worker in the Presbyterian church.

The funeral was held at the church on Tuesday morning, and the body was followed to the grave by a large procession of mourning friends.

She was beloved by all who knew her for her amiable disposition and gentle manners. The bereaved have the sympathy of every one.

<ad> Vegetables and meats of all kinds at the Tulsa Meat Market. Wallace & Co.

Rev Kerr and wife arrived from Edmond, Oklahoma, Tuesday. Mr Kerr is the new pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. He will fill the pulpit next Sunday morning and evening. The services will be held in the new church building, and a cordial welcome is extended to all. The building has been seated, and will be warmed by a furnace which is expected to keep all portions of the house comfortable. Sunday school will also be held in the new house and an interesting hour is expected.

Arthur Antle, the well known feed man, has sold his feed store to Wm Vahn of Bristow and has bought an interest in the butcher and stock business of J H Boyd & Co, and this firm will be known in the future as Boyd & Antle. They will deal in fish and salted meats, and buy stock of all kinds.

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Dr J S McAllister of Sapulpa attended the funeral of Mrs J H McAllister at this place last Tuesday.

Wanted Fat Hogs and Cattle. Highest market price 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. A. Antle, Buyer

Notice. I have taken up at my place one sow marked in each ear; and swallow fork and under-bit in left ear. The same will be found at my place in the north-east part of town and the owner can have same by paying for the keeping and feeding of the hog and cost of this notice. J S Nelson.

<boxed ad> The cleanest and cheapest place for Groceries at Famous.

Next Wednesday will be St Valentine's day. The editor expects to get his full share of that variety usually characterized by a head big enough for nine able bodied men, with a diminutive body, feet about the size of bales of hay and having pretty much the same symmetrical outlines, and a verse of poetry which is not altogether flattering to one's self esteem. So far we have not seen any Valentines on display, but they will doubtless be found at the right time.

<boxed ad> The Best $2.00 Shoe on earth at the Famous.

Warning Order. In the United States District court for the Northern District of the Indian Territory, sitting at Wagoner, March term 1900, Maggie E. Feeback, Pltf. Vs Gilbert Feeback, Dft. The defendant, Gilbert Feeback is warned to appear in this court within thirty days and answer the complaint of the plaintiff, Maggie E Feeback. Geo. C. Beidleman, Atty. For Plaintiff. A R Querry, Atty for non-res. Defendant.

<boxed ad> New Line of Dry goods at Famous

Miss Estill Won. Miss Lelia Estill won the prize offered in last week's Democrat for the correct answers to the list of questions found below. Miss Estill lives at Tipton, Mo., and is in Tulsa on a visit to her sister Mrs. Harry Campbell. Follow- <remainder of page missing>

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VINITA SHOOTING BEE. Ladies of the Cherokee Metropolis Know How to Use the Rifle.

The Muskogee Phoenix: - A little out of the usual is the shooting club of the ladies of Vinita, and it is worthy [of] a good place in the Phoenix.

Capt. John swain provided five turkeys for the ladies to shoot for. Some eight or ten used the target rifle, but only three won the turkeys. Mrs. Swain got three, while Mrs. S J Burns and R O'Shea one each.

After the ladies had finished, Capt Swain remarked, "Now let us boys take a shot, just for fun." Four of them took a hand. Capt Swain, S J Burns, Ples. Thompson and I B Hitchcock. The latter being the oldest "boy" - 75, was declared by Capt Swain to have made the best shot of the day, as his bullet hit center, knocking out the nail. Of course it was only an accident (?) as he does not profess to be an expert, but he got there all the same.

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AN HOUR WITH OUR EXCHANGES. Newsy Items Gathered for Business Men - He Who Runs May Read. IMPORTANT MATTERS CONDENSED. Territorial Topics of Interest Compiled by Various Papers - Stolen by The Democrat

Claremore Progress: - Chief Porter of the Creek Nation has expressed the opinion that both the Creeks and Cherokees will succeed in making a treaty arrangement with the government and that within a short time allotment will be an assured fact.

A dispatch from Austin, TX dated the 2nd says: Advice was received by the State Health Officer from the United States Marine Hospital Service that the smallpox epidemic in the Indian Territory will be taken in charge by the Federal authorities.

Progress: - Added to their confinement the prisoners in the Muskogee jail are given two baths a week and fumigated. Of the 271 prisoners only three are sick, there being two cases of pneumonia and one of consumption.

Sallisaw Star: - The postoffice department has been perfecting a plan for putting postage stamps in a book from convenient for the pocket. It's highly probable that this will be started at once, and two-cent stamps offered for sale in books of twelve stamps each at a cost of twenty-five cents. The stamps are to have waxed paper between the gummed sides and the cover printed with postage rates.

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Phoenix: -Tom Massey, a colored man, exhibited this week a model of a gate upon which be has secured a patent which appears to be an extraordinarily good thing in that class of gates which may be opened and closed without dismounting. The peculiar merit of his patent is that the gate may be opened and closed from either side at will and the gate is automatically locked or fastened by the same mechanism that operates the opening. He says he can make and sell them at a moderate cost and expects soon to go into the manufacture here.

Claremore Progress:- Crone, who was, shot through the head near Nowata, has so far recovered that be was down town one day this week and was shaved by the barber. He has brought suit against Greathouse for 25,000 damages, and Greathouse been restrained from disposing of any of his property.

Sallisaw Star:-Schools, townsite commissions, allotment, tribal tax and leases are occupying the attention of those interested in Territorial affairs, but we have not heard anything about good roads.

Durant Eagle:-Indian Territory boys always show up well no matter what the circumstance may be. Ward Seis, of Sugden, I.T. captured prizes in both the roping and rifling contests at the Fort Worth cattle convention.

The Purcell Register is now talking up a street car line to connect that town with Lexington, Oklahoma.

Eufala Journal: - Muskogee postmaster had to put up $25 the other day to make up for negligent people who had failed to pay their box rent in advance to Jan. 10. Every postmaster catches it the same way. People ought to remember that the postmaster has to stand between them and the government.

Muldrow Press: - Capt John Hightower has a powder horn which is 185 years old and has been handed down through 3 generations of the Hightower family. Mrs. Hightower has a counterpane which has reached the venerable age of 120 years, and is still in good state of preservation. The aged couple value the relics quite highly and take the best of care of them.

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BUSINESS MEN TO HELP US.The Kansas City Commercial Club Interested. RESOLUTIONS ERE INTRODUCED.Allotment is Favored and Congress is Asked to Make a Speedy Settlement.

Wagoner Record:- D. W. Rider offered a resolution at a recent meeting of the Commercial club of Kansas City, favoring the speedy allotment of lands among the Cherokees in Indian Territory. The resolution which is addressed to congress, says that the completion of the allotment proposed by the Curtis act is of great importance to the entire western country and the United States, as it would make an enormous increase in the productive power of this fertile section. It calls attention to the fact that two years have elapsed and not an allotment has been made and that by the present system ten years will be required to accomplish what should be done in two years.

Gardiner Lathrop also introduced a resolution bearing on Indian Territory affairs. It state that it was impossible for the white in the Territory to tax real estate except in a few incorporated towns, or personal property for the maintenance of the public schools, and as there are tens of thousands of white children that are thus deprived of an education of any sort the Commercial club was asked to petition congress to establish a system of free public schools in Indian Territory until conditions shall have changed so that taxes may be collected to maintain a regular system <remainder of page missing>

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M E church - Subjects for Sunday, Feb 11, 1900: Morning, Our Daily Bread, or Life's Routine; evening, The Militant Church. A E Ryan

Notice for Mass Meeting. Whereas, a convention having been called to meet at South McAlester, Indian Territory, on Washington's birthday, February 22, 1900, for the purpose of organizing the people of Indian Territory, and there agree upon the proper remedies for the evils and ills which prevail, and perfect arrangements for a concerted and systematic effort from the present distressing conditions.

Therefore, a mass meeting of the people of Tulsa will be held in the Forsythe hall on Thursday night, February 15th, for the purpose of selecting delegates to represent the people of Tulsa at the above mentioned convention. J M Hall, Ben Colley, H J Collins. Committee.

The Smallpox Situation. To the Public from the Board of Health of Tulsa., I.T.: Inasmuch as numerous reports have been circulated, and for the satisfaction of the public in general the Board of Health make the following report in regard to the smallpox condition in Tulsa, Indian Territory:

We have had one and only one case of smallpox in Tulsa, the patient being John Taylor, who came from Claremore. This case

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has been strictly isolated since the eruption and at present is recovering rapidly, and in a few days will be discharged. The house with its occupants where the case broke out has been under quarantine ever since the case was discovered.

There are no indications of any new cases in the city. General vaccination has been ordered and practiced. The city Council and the Board of Health are working in unison for the best interest of the town and public. There is no excitement at present and no danger of being exposed upon the streets of our town. Very truly, The Board of Health.

From Dawson Special Correspondence from Dawson.

Deputy Marshal A M Lewis visited relatives here Monday.

Hon John Bullette, of Claremore, was in Dawson Saturday looking after his coal business.

Harlow & Co are putting a nice new stock of groceries in the store formally occupied by J H Foster & Son.

Geo Bullette, of Tulsa, is feeding 400 head of cattle on the Lewis farm.

B Mellow, an ex-deputy marshal of Coweta, visited old friends here Monday.

Quite a crowd of Dawsonites went to Claremore the 27th of January to attend the United States commissioner's court, and one young man of the party, after a short interview with Commissioner

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Jennings, came home $50 poorer, but a wiser boy.

John Foster has "racked out."

John McBride came in from Wichita Friday.

Chas. Haas, the genial salesman of Neosho, was in Dawson this week.

John McBride went to Sapulpa this week.

Lee Foster and family were the guests of J W Corwin Monday.

G P Hefflinger has spent part of this week in Collinsville.

The Frisco depot is completed and is quite an ornament to the town.

The coal business is improving.

There is some talk of quarantining Dawson against the neighboring villages.

Report says that W W Foster will go on the road to represent the Barber Medicine Co., as a commercial tourist.

The Ladies' Aid Society met with Mrs Jas Wooley last week.

Robert Ballard is doing some for the Santa Fe at Owasso this week.

S V Abercrombie has been in Vinita part of this week on business.

Sebastian Raise was unfortunate enough to get one of his eyes burned this week by applying the wrong end of a lighted cigar to it.

Tommy, a wee little body, the infant son of Jas H Foster and wife of this place, after an illness of nearly two weeks with measles, "passed into that dreamless sleep that kisses down his eyelids still," and was laid to rest in the Tulsa cemetery Wednesday

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last. We who have little "tots" of our own, tender to these people our heartfelt sympathy. "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Born, Tuesday, Feb 6th, to Brack Finnell and wife, a girl. Brack thought he might be able to be down town by Saturday or Sunday.


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