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Wagoner Record
Wagoner County, Indian Territory (OK)
Vol II No 21
February 23, 1894 (Part 1)

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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Owing to the cold weather, work was suspended on Mr Cropoes house.

Mr J E Hayes was confined to his room for a couple of days with cold. We are glad to see him out again.

The two hacks now running between this place and Webber Falls, have hard rustleing to make enough money to pay ferrage.

It is rumored that we are to have a brass band in the near future, with Prof T C Eusinger as teacher. We wish him success.

Among the young folks that started from here last Friday to the male and female high schools at Tahlequah, were James Vann and two sisters, Miss Lizzie Lynch from Canadian District, H W Campbell, G B Foreman Jr, and sister from this district. All are bright and promiseing young men and women.

Last spring and summer while every merchant was trading on the strip, one could hear, what poor foolish people to spend their money so before they get it. This spring and summer the poor merchant, what is he going to do if the strip money is not payed out.

The trial of Levi Sanders for shooting Wm Grape, at Braggs, last spring is set for the 18th. He has made his escape from his guard several times when the trial would be set. By the aid of his brother, Sheriff Brown thinks he will be able to bring him before justice this time. - RNX

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The income tax seems to be more than holding its own in congress, not with standing the bitter eastern opposition thereto.

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Mrs. John Brown, wife of Sheriff Brown of Illinois district, died last Sunday.

Plows will soon be manufactured at Oklahoma City.

Cotton Seed Oil and Castor Oil will soon be products of Norman.

Perry's Mayor has called the ladies of his city to convention to organize an aid society to care for the poor.

A farmer who has out 100 acres of wheat, estimates that he has already had full pay for his plowing, harrowing, sowing and the seed, from the pasturage. The wheat is better for the pasturing provided the stock is kept off while the ground is excessively wet or very dry. - Times Journal

U S Marshall Nix of Oklahoma, offers $2000 each for the members of the Dalton gang dead or alive.

The union depot which south McAlester is will front 70 ft on each of the roads at that place.

The Supreme court has decided that no marshall has a right to serch a package on the supposition that it contains whisky without a serch warrant describing the package.

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Prince Colons, husband of millionaire Mckay's stepdaughter, has disappeared and it is hoped he will stay there.

[Most small town weekly newspapers have 2 to 4 pages in each issue that are pre-printed and shipped to the editor to include in his paper. These pages may contain Nation News, Poems, Stories, Jokes and Articles of interest. Sometimes these pages include articles directed to farmers, women and children. What's included depends on what the local newspaper editor chooses to buy. I normally don't transcribe or abstract these pages since they contain no local news and take so long to transcribe. However, since this is the first issue of The Record to have these pages I'll go through them to let you know what the editors of The Record have chosen for their readers.]

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The very act of receiving, if done graciously and with thankful kindliness, is in itself a gift, and one that stimulates renewed generosity.

The princess of Wales, will, it is said, withdraw from society, and no wonder. A lady of refined instincts would naturally object to society that has the prince of Wales for a prominent figure.

The exploit of Johnny Crow, the boy hero of Nevada, who rescued his six brothers and sisters from drowning by diving for them under the ice, has created a deep impression. Fortunately the government makes a practice of conferring medals in such cases. Nevada's senators and representative at Washington should take pride in doing all that is necessary to obtain fitting honor for their brave young constituent.

Poultry has found a new use in Boston. In the police court the principal evidence against a chicken thief was furnished by a hen. She was tied so she could not move, placed in a darkened room, and covered with blueing, while the suspected thief, with others, was directed to go into the room and lay his hands on the hen. It was expected that the hen would cackle when the thief touched her. So, too, the thief evidently believed, for after the ordeal all hands were covered with blueing but his. He was very much embarrassed at this exposure, but soon confessed that he had been the guilty party.

The lesson taught by the last volume of consular reports is that if Americans desire to secure and hold the trade of foreign countries they must study the taste of the people, no only as to quality, but even their ways of packing and shipping. The fastidious demand of Europeans as to the size and shape of the boxes containing their American dressed meat may be essentially different from the kind of a thing the Chinaman wants his put up in, but so long as the European and the Oriental have the money to buy, it is best, in fact necessary, to follow the notions of each. "All things to all men," is a much more allowable policy in business than in politics, for it voices the sentiment of commercial adaptability, which is itself the essence of trade.

A Ginx's baby case is on the hands of the federal authorities. An idiot girl came in last week on the steamship Bohemia at Boston. She slipped through in violation of the law forbidding landing of imbeciles, but was finally detained by an inspector for examination. Her worthy kindred from Silesia left her with the inspector and slipped off to their Western destination, glad, doubtless, to be rid of the poor creature. The steamship company do not know where she came from or to whom to return her. The case is absorbing in interest and baffling to all who have to deal with it, but it is evident that the original fault lies with the steamship company that received the girl without personal inquiry into her condition at the port of embarkation, Hamburg.

A Washington inventor is at work on the old problem how to make the heat of the sun available in more ways by focusing the sun's rays and thus concentrating in a small space. He proposes gigantic burning glasses by which he hopes to be able to bore tunnels through mountains and do many things easily that now require great labor. Many strange things have been done during the past fifty years that would once have been thought impossible. It is believed by many scientists that the sun's heat comes from electricity and that it is in one way or another the source of electricity on this planet. It was at one time a project of Edison to get electric power directly from the sun's rays. Perhaps he has not given up this idea as for the present impracticable.

The parvenus of this country were never more slavish in their attentions to royalty when the price of Wales was on this side of the Atlantic than are some of the lum-tum clubs of the East now to pompadour Jim Corbett. At Harvard university he was wined and feted in imitation of the return of some great Roman commander encircled with his victorious eagles. The most exclusive "literary" clubs gave him receptions and one of these a big banquet, as if the essence of literature had trickled down from the gray matter of the head to the bones and muscle of the fist. It does not appear that the deposed monarch of the ring, Sullivan, was in it at all, much as it would have been balm to his wounded soul could he have spread his literary fists over the banquet board as toastmaster.

New York and Philadelphia are to be connected by an electrical railroad. That New Yorkers should be willing to be whisked off to Philadelphia by electricity is intelligible, but why any Philadelphian should want to go to New York any faster than he can now is not so clear.

While California is in the mid winter fair business, she ought to put on exhibition a few regiments of sheriffs and deputy sheriffs who have been chased out the mountains by Bandit Evans and his army of one.

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