Wagoner County, Indian Territory (OK)
Vol II No 27
April 06, 1894 (Part 2)
Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda 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
Purchasing old newspapers on microfilm is expensive and abstracting them is very tedious and time consuming. Therefore I ask that you respect my hard work and do not copy or make any use of these abstracts - except for the information that relates to your own family. I am making this information available to you for free, in turn I ask that
You Please Respect My Work on Your Behalf
If I find that my work is being stolen and placed on e-mail lists, other web sites, etc. etc. Then I shall stop making them available for free.
If you find them somewhere other than here please let me know. Thanks[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Page 5, column 2
D H Smith has moved into his new residents on Cherokee street.
Don't forget the show in Schrimsher's hall Monday and Tuesday night.
The executive committee for the Cherokee Citizenship Association has been in session here this week.
Ye lion is a great beast, but nothing to compare to ye hobo painter lying about Tolie or his work.
The Lew and Lottie Waters refined comedy company will exhibit in Schrimsher's hall Monday and Tuesday nights.
Colonel Breckinridge took his line of defense from the Bible. It was that adopted by Adam in the garden of Eden.
Galvanized iron is the stuff for gutter, it don't rust out.
At the sale of Orme's property last Saturday there were only two bidders. Miss Bates of Ft Gibson being the buyer. $550 was the consideration.
The professional card of Dr. W A Clark, of Pryor Creek will be found at its proper place in this paper. Dr. Clark is a gentleman whose success as a physician bears evidence of competency. Since locating at Pryor Creek he has made many friends and is building up a good practice.
A good newspaper is the greatest possible help to a town. It is a standing advertisement which always attracts. It gives for free puff and explanations of the place than all others. It never lets pass a good opportunity to advocate the enterprises and its home people. It helps all the churches and never fails to speak out for the schools, resents all insinuations against the character of the citizens and industries of the town and it lives but to benefit the community. To repay its untiring efforts, it asks the support of the people, not in a begging manner, but as recompense for its labor. It is entitled to a livelihood because it gives more than it takes. It only asks for its rights and those it should have. The business man who doesn't advertise is simply dead-heading off those who do and it is safe to suppose that if he will dead head off his brother merchant, that he will also treat his customer likewise. - Ex
Page 5, column 3
W F Tolie went to Gibson Station Tuesday.
Col Russell Wiggins was up from Muscogee Monday.
Mrs. Lou Clinton and son, Paul, of Georgia are in the city.
Charley Jones returned Tuesday night from a visit to Neosho, Mo.
W D Swank and John Merchant went to Texas Tuesday after cattle.
J O Cobb, a leading druggist of Muscogee, paid our city a visit Monday.
Mrs. Wm Harvison and Miss Pet West visited Gibson Station Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Zach Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. Evans P Robertson went to Claremore Wednesday.
J E Hays of Illinois Sta., and O L Hayes, of Webber Falls, two prosperous Cherokee merchants, were in the city Tuesday.
John Moeser returned the first of the week from the Childers' place out on the Virdigris, where he had been at work for several days.
Some of our people are attending court at Garfield this week.
Everyone seems happy on account of the prospects of the strip money.
Mrs. Lipscomb has returned from Texas.
Our club is on the decline, though Messrs. Wells, Ransom and Phillips are all making an effort to revive it.
Dr. Garrison moved into his new dwelling on his mountain farm. Doc looks real grangerfied since he left town.
It is said that section foreman Ross can lift the hand car on the track alone, because its a girl and tips the beam at ten and a half pounds, and Wm Thompson also, because its a girl too, Pect.
Our friend John Scaggs has sold his river bottom farm to our neighbor James Wilson, who is no more a blacksmith, but a fledged farmer and Scaggs will soon be a full fledged merchant, as he is going to turn the blacksmith shop into a store house and fill it full of <...>.
Parson Tunstol returned from Texas last Thursday and while walking the rail road tract near the depot, was struck by an engine and badly bruised up, but it is thought not serious. He was carried by the train men to Van Buren for treatment.
We learn that the box supper, given at the school house for the benefit of the parsonage was a success.
Uncle John W Barrett has been remembered by Uncle Sam to the tune of $8 a month, and the old man seems to be quite a "brath of a boy" since, and says his big Billey can "bate" the roan pony 50 feet in three hundred yards "bejabbers."
We are sorry to hear that our old friend and comrade James Tate has answered the last roll call recently and gone to join the old commander, beyond the dark river By file, by twos, by fours, and by plattoons, are the old veterans that wore the blue passing away. Some from palaces of wealth and cellars, and others from alms houses, but we imagine that when they arrive at the beautiful gate, they will all be wearing a crown of glory inscribed in golden letters. We are the men that saved the nation.
Some of our friends are disappointed at the veto of the silver bill perhaps, but the President knows better than we do, what we need, but we do know that a pocket book with no gold or silver either is easy carried; but very inconvenient when we want to buy something.
It is said that Charley Phillips can play old day tray in such feeling strains on the guitar, that his best girl's poodle dog will shed tears.
If among your fair readers there should be a girl or a widow not over thirty that wishes to marry, let them apply at the suh office of the Record in Vian on Main St., as we have some widowers and old bachelors on hand to dispose of. - Peter Sknopps
Page 5, column 4
C W Merkel, of Kansas City, is the new clerk at F E Smith's drugstore. He is a first class druggist and comes recommended as a man of sterling integrity. We are glad Mr. Smith secured the services of so competent a clerk. He is from Muscogee here.
W J Watts, of the Muldrow register, called Monday in company with J S Boatright. They are both prominent and enthusiastic workers in the Cherokee Citizenship Association, and by the way two good substantial men.
D H Smith, the harness maker, has been "changing things around" in his harness shop this week, making more room, preparatory to putting in a larger stock of goods. Mr. Smith is an example of what energy can do in a pushing town like Wagoner.
Colonel Breckinridge has an eloquent lecture on the subject of "Social Parity."
The Odd Fellows had a meeting on Tuesday night and decided to organize a lodge. This is a move in the right direction. Other secret orders ought to do likewise.
Lew and Lottie Watters entertainments are first class in every particular and every body highly elated with their performances, and agree that theirs was the best this season. - Robert Leigh, Manager of opera house Morriliton, Ark.
Late Tuesday evening "Tex." who John Burns had left in charge of his restaurant, got full, and a number of "soiled doves" and other toughs generally congregated there and after getting in the same fix "Tex" was in, had a high time. They threw glasses, teacups and saucers through the windows, broke a show case or two and carried things on lively for a time. The next morning his place looked like it had been struck by a cyclone and hail storm. Mr. Burns is to blame for allowing such class of people around him. A man's place of business is usually what he makes it. That corner has been the scene of more "scraps" and disturbances than all the balance of the town, and why is it? At one time it was called "cider row," Now it is called "tough corner." We are glad that Mr. Burns is going to see that this last crowd is prosecuted.
Hobo painters that ride into town on break beams of box cars and hang like barnacles to Tolie all winter and then quit him in debt when spring comes, may fool some people for a short time by their lying. But truth is mighty and will prevail, and the fact still remains that Tolie is the painter and decorator of Wagoner. Made so, by work he has done for some of the best people of Wagoner; work of three years standing. Watch the man that's always hollowing thief. Don't trust him with your pocket book to Europe, Oh! no, don't do it. - W F Tolie
[an error occurred while processing this directive]