Wagoner County, Indian Territory (OK)
Vol II No 27
April 06, 1894 (Part 1)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport
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Page 4, column 1
The office of Recorder for the District of Columbia, to which the President has appointed C H J Taylor of Kansas City, Kas., pays $5,000. It is the most prominent and lucrative position which has ever been held by a representative of the colored race from Kansas. No fault can be found with Mr Cleveland by old John Brown as his "soul goes marching on."
WAGONER. A FAST TOWN. - A Baptist minister remarked to us not long since that Wagoner had the best name of any town of its size in the territory from a business stand point, but at the same time remarked that it had the name of being the "toughest" town in the territory for its size.
Now we will admit that Wagoner has the name of having her whisky peddlers, gamblers, women of the demi mondane ilk, a horse thief occasionaly - and sometimes a scandal but there never has been but one murder committed here since it was a town. A "hubby" may go away and remain two or three days and come home at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning and find someone in the room with his wife, or possibly in the same bed with her and he don't do anything rash, but goes along about his business, gaining the respect and admiration of all for the wise course he has taken, while on the other hand the wife, knowing that people will talk in spite of fate, sometimes the talk is good and sometimes bad, and that talk is cheap, you know and some people talk a great deal for the simple reason that it costs nothing and that there is one thing that can be depended upon, with a precision that never fails, and that is, when you find everybody talking at the same time and about the same thing there is apt to be a real genuine cause for the talk, and that no real good thing or a bad thing can be kept in the dark - a secret for any length of time, and that people will find it out in spite of fate, takes time by the forelock and leaves as soon as possible. But on the other hand, men knowing, or thinking probably that they can put on a bold front and I don't give a d--- look, and it will soon blow over and be forgotten. There is one thing certain, a married man has no business being in a married womans room (other than his wifes) when hubby is away at 2 or 3 o'clock at night and a true woman won't tolerate the like. When a man is in his own town, it looks like it is very important business that would call him away from home at that hour. Now if a woman commits a wrong act she is ostracised from society, probably forever, or invariabley as long as she has been imposing upon society, while a man may get drunk and go out and cut, and shoot, fight and quarrel, mingle with the lowest women in existence and there is little thought about it.
There is always a day of reckoning - that day has come with some.
[Letter to the Editor - Don D Folson - Opposed to Allotment]
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SCANDAL IN OKLAHOMA.- Oklahoma City, Ok., April 4 - Ledru Guthrie yesterday filed a petition in the probate court here asking for divorce from his wife, Mrs. Genevieve Guthrie. Both parties are prominent, the plaintiff being formerly a leading member of the Kansas legislature from Wellington, Kas, and the defendant a handsome society lady of this city and one of Oklahoma's lady World's fair commissioners. The lady is now in Chicago and the plaintiff lives in Washington temporarily. Gross neglect of duty is charged.
WITH MASONIC HONORS. - Hennessy, O.T., April 1 - Never before in the history of Oklahoma has the grand principles of the Masonic fraternity been so grandly exemplified as they have been today at the funeral of Ed H Townsend, who was so foully murdered near Hennessy last Thursday by there desperadoes. Prominent Masons from El Reno, Guthrie, Oklahoma City, Kingfisher and Enid were in attendance. Over three hundred Masons were in line headed by the Hennessy band. It was the largest funeral ever known in Oklahoma. There is no doubt but what the Masons will do everything in their power to bring the criminals who so foully murdered Mr Townsend to the bar of justice. The farmers in Blaine country are scouring the country for them. Great excitement and indignation is expressed and Judge Lynch will reign if they should be captured.
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PRYOR CREEK NOTES.
Pryor Creek is building right.
The restaurant that is going up will be 20 by 40 feet, and two stories high.
W T Whitaker started the foundation for a two story building east of the post office on Main street this morning.
The building on Main street for J H Harris' grocery store is nearing completion.
Watt Mayes made a flying trip to Vinita last week.
Geo. W Mayes was in the city March 29th.
R M Lindsey, the efficient post master at Chouteau, paid our town a visit last Friday.
Dr. Crawford and family have returned from St. Louis, Mo., and will remain with us.
Judge Foreman, of Foyil, I.T. and Mr. Montgomery, of Mo., was in town this week.
C D Marcum received two cars of fine mares and horses, and he is selling them out rapidly on the strip, and he received a nice car of implements, which he carried to his farm across the river.
D W Vann, S H Mayes and E B Wright were visitors to the city yesterday.
Blake & Choate shipped a car load of hay to St. Louis last Saturday.
John McClellan is in the city to day.
C W Moore, of Muscogee, is in the city to day. He is putting a new coat of paint on the Orphan Asylum.
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LOCAL DEPARTMENT.[very blurred and faint - I will skip all the one line ads]
Beautiful spring weather again.
Horse bills printed at this office.
The new livery stable is going up.
Ben Robinson lost a valuable pony Wednesday.
Little George Burrton is sick with puenmonia.
W S Fears now has charge of the Railroad House.
J R Brown has a card in this paper advertising his horse, Tom Parchen.
Newberry & Ballard had a good substantial walk put down in front of their place of business this week, and an awning also.
Dr. L D Crawford, who has been attending medical college at St. Louis, Mo., has graduated, returned to Pryor Creek, and resumed the practice of his profession.
Law and Lottie Waters played here last night to a crowed house of our best people, and gave us quite a treat. I can say its by far the best entertainment we have had this season. - E T McConnell, Clarksville, Ark
F F DeLisser is having the Schrimsher building, which has been used as a billiard hall, fitted up as a restaurant. Mr. DeLisser is an expert at the business, and is going to have everything fitted up in first class shape and run a first class house. He has called it the Wagoner Cafe. We are glad to have an up-town restaurant.
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