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 The Indian Republican
Tulsa, Indian Territory
Published Every Once In A While
Vol. V. No. 3.
June 4, 1900 (Part 1) - or perhaps later

Issues on the Microfilm jump from Jun 14, 1898 to Jun 4, 1900.

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

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This issue was published by Lon Stansbery who had the reputation of being quite a joker. The paper is filled with tongue-in-cheek spoofs, dates much later than the June 4, 1900 date on the masthead and ads that certainly can't be taken seriously. The paper is filled with typos which I've, usually, transcribed as I found them. Lon borrowed freely from the Tulsa Democrat paper without giving them credit.


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       The Indianola Mining and Development Company has been organized in Tulsa. The purpose of the company is to prospect mineral claims in southwest Missouri.
       The officers and members of the company are as follows: P L Price, President, L M Poe, Secretary, Geo. Taaffe, Treasurer, Harry Campbell, Lew Appleby, G W Mowbray, Sr., J M Hall, T E Smiley, N B Boyd and Cas. McCarthy - Jan 19, 1900

     It will be news to most of our people to learn that William G Williamson of this city and Mrs Alice A Campbell of Neosho, Missouri, were married in the latter place on Wednesday morning of this week.
       Mrs. Campbell is quite well known to our people, having spent the summer in this place with her brother. She is an estimable lady of grace of body and purity of mind to make a charming wife.
       Mr Williamson is a pardner in the well known firm of Williamson Bros. of this city, and is one of the substantial men of Tulsa.
       The happy pair are expected to arrive on Sunday's train and will take up residence in the south part of town. The Democrat congratulates them. - January 12, 1900.

     Lon R Stansbery, the efficient clerk at Gamble's returned from a short visit to Arkansas the first of the week. - February 2, 1900.

Lost, Strayed or Stolen
One brown mare mule, about fifteen hands high, last seen in Bob Lynch's pasture. Liberal Reward (to anyone except Bob).
     One Large yellow milch cow with small spots and crumpled horn. Must have strayed. May be not.

[Photo spanning columns 1 & 2:] 1900 Republican Convention, 4th & Boston, Tulsa, I.T.

[Ad spanning bottom of page] - J M Hall & Co, General Merchandise - Oldest Mercantile House in Tulsa

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1. She wrote to her daddy in Portlan, Maine from out in Tulsa, I.T.
2. She wrote to tell him life was not what it ought to be.
3. And this was a woeful, woeful case for she was a six month's bride
4. Who was won and wed in the State of Maine beside the surging tide;
5. Tho her hubby, dear was still sincere, she sighed the live-long day
6. For a good old sniff of the sewers and salt of dear old Casco Bay
7. As she wrote she sighed and she said she cried and her appetite fell off,
8. She growed as thin as a belaying pin, with a terrible hacking cough;
9. And she sor of hinted that pretty soon she'd start a reckless scoot
10. And hook for her home in Portland, Maine, by the very shortest route.
11. But her daddy, dear was a man of sense, and handled fish wholesale,
12. And he sat and fanned himself a while with a big, broad codfish tail;
13. He recalled the way he felt when he dwelt in the World's Fair Whirl,
14. He slapped his head and said "By Heck," I know what ails that girl";
15. And he went to a ten cord pile of cod, and he pulled the biggest out,
16. A jib shaped critter as broad's a sail and three feet from tail to snout;
17. And he pasted a sheet of postage stamps from snout clear down to tail,
18. Put on quick delivery stamps and sent the cod by mail.
19. She smelt it coming two blocks off on top of the postman's pack,
20. She rushed to meet him and scared him blind by climbing on his back;
21. But she got the fish, bit out a hunk ate postage, by gee!
22. And a happy wife in a happy house lives here in Tulsa, I.T.

Advertising Rates for Want Ads:
3 Lines
6 Times
3 Dimes.

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Famous Indian Territory Outlaw
Nearing His End in Brooklyn Penitentiary.
       Bill Cook, the leader of outlaws in the Indian Territory who was captured five years ago and narrowly escaped the gallows at Fort Smith, is said to be slowly dying in the penitentiary at Brooklyn, Arkansas, where he is serving a forty-five year sentence. He is about forty-five years of age and is said to be a model prisoner. Since his health has failed he has been not allowed to work and lies in his cell if he desires. Cook has never asked for a pardon, but he has asked for a commutation of sentence.

     Miss Vera Clinton of Red Fork visited relatives in Tulsa Saturday and Sunday - January 19, 1900.
     Mr. Paul Clinton, of Red Fork, left Thursday for Demorest, Georgia, where he will enter school. The good wishes of his friends attend him in his search for knowledge. - January 26, 1900.
     Reads Like An Obituary - At Last! Lon R Stansbery has gone to work!
     Mrs. James McBirney's new strictly modern house is the envy of her many friends. It has two rooms and a sink.
     About six months after Charlie Kerr came as pastor of the Presbyterian Church a couple of women members of his church met and got to discussing the new Preacher. "How do you like the new preacher?" one of them said to the other. "Well, I like his preaching fairly well, but somehow he doesn't seem to hold me like the old Pastor did."
     Two men met one Sunday, "Where have you been?" asked one. "I've been to hear Rev. Kerr preach, and he preached for two hours." What did he preach about?" "He never did say."
     Emmett Smiley has not fully recovered from an attack of la grippe. He says sopping wet he weighs 140 pounds, crated 145 pounds. More strength to Emmett.

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Sept. 17th, October 30th
For the above occasion excursion tickets will be sold from Tulsa to St. Louis and return at the rate of one and one-third fare for the round trip. Tickets will be sold September 16, 18, 24, 25 and 27th and on October 2, 4, 9, 11, 17 and 18th. All tickets will be limited for return five days from date of sale. George Taaffe, Agent.

     On last Sunday in the residence of Berry Hoagan, Mr. Pin Miller and Miss Mattie Gillis were united in the holy bonds of matrimony. These two people are known to our readers, who will glad to know that they are happily wedded for life. - October 5, 1900
     The Bachelors club has been forced to move its headquarters. It seems irony of fate for one of their number to get married and rent the quarters for housekeeping purposes and run the rest of them away.
       But it is good enough for them. The idea of a lot of young men being bachelors in Tulsa, where there is more rosy beauty to the square inch than in any other place in the universe. The ranks of the club are steadily depleting; however, and all of them have capitulated except A A Locke, H F Collins, Lon R Stansbery, G C Simmons and Jake Wormington - September 28, 1900
     First National Bank of Tulsa - Do not be afraid to ask for credit here. Ben Colley's refusal will be polite.
     Sam McBirney (entering John Day's Kandy Kitchen): "Do you serve fish here?" Waiter: "Certainly. We cater to everyone."
     Antle Tells Good One on Stansbery. While out hunting Stansbery took aim at a quail running along the ground. Arthur told him never to shoot a bird like that - it was not good sportsmanship. Stansbery: "What you take me for? Don't you see I was waiting for him to stop?"
     J H McBirney asked W S Dickason where he bought his typewriter ribbons. "I don't, J.H." he said. "I usually buy her flowers."
     At a meeting of the citizens the other night to decide whether or not we would give a franchise on the streets and alleys of Tulsa for mining coal, Tate Brady complained that there was so much racket he could not hear himself speak. Buck Lewis informed him he was not missing much.

[ad] - Dr C L Reeder Physician and Surgeon. Office Second street between Main and Broadway, Tulsa Indian Territory - January 12, 1900

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Curious Condition Exists in the
Bland Farm Near Red Fork
- Thought to be Caused by the Release of
Gas Pressure Under Surface.
       Dr. Bland of Red Fork, has a piece of land abut twelve miles west of Red Fork between Keystone and Olive in the Creek Nation the condition of which is causing considerable alarm. The land is evidently sinking. It was formerly a grassy meadow and was used as a grazing place for cattle, says the Tulsa Democrat:
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       "About two years ago it began to sink and in a few weeks there was a place covering about six or seven acres, covered with water. The land sank and the water came to the surface and rains which followed filled the sunken place to overflowing and caused a big lake there.
       Dr. Bland noticed this but paid no attention to it, thinking that when the rains were over and the sun came out for a few days that the water would disappear. However, this lake has gradually increased and gets deeper and bigger all the time. One day Dr. Bland went over the land and while on it, felt a dizzy sensation. He could not imagine what ailed him and he thought for a while that he was getting sick. However, it developed that there was nothing wrong with him, but that the land was actually sinking under and around him. There seemed to be a general change of contour.
       "A few days ago Dr. Bland went to the land and took a measurement of the lake and to his great surprise it is now a very large body of water
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       covering probably 27 acres of land. And the water is very deep. One place is evidently thirty feet deep, according to the Doctor's statement. He says that big oaks under which the cattle used to lay in the shade are now under water. He says they were formerly on dry land and their lowest branches were twenty feet high. Now they are almost submerged, the water being up to the limbs and the trees are dying. There is probably now about fifteen acres of wooded land under water.
       "A general state of alarm exists and many of the ranchers and others in the vicinity are moving their houses and herds. The whole country around the land seems to be sinking gradually as well as mysterious. Bland property. The scenery and lay of the land seems to be changing slightly and the people living in that section are daily expecting something to happen, they know not what. It is the supposition of surveyors, oil and gas men and other familiar with such conditions that the sinking is caused by a great amount of gas pressure taken from beneath the land, which lets it gradually sing <sic>." Bristow Record, Aug 21 '08

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To the Shareholders of the First National Bank of Tulsa, I.T.: A meeting of the share holders of the First National Bank of Tulsa, Indian Territory, will be held Thursday February 8, 1900 at 1:30 P.M. in the office of the bank for the purpose of electing directors for the ensuing year. B F Colley, Cashier - January 19, 1900

There is a movement now on foot to buy a pump and some hose with which to fight fire in the future. The pump will be a two horse power with 300 fee of 2 inch discharge hose. These pumps have given satisfaction where tried, and it will be a great addition to the facilities we now have. The cost of the apparatus will be about $200.00, of which $167.50 has been subscribed up to this time by the following firms: F E Turner $25; R N Bynum $15; Williamson Bros $10; J M Hall & Co $25; H C Calhoun $10; J M Morrow $10. - Jan 12, 1900

[Ad] - J M Hall & Company - A nice fresh line of pure and wholesome groceries always on hand. We do not handle any state "cheap John lines."

     At a ball given by Bob Epperson at the old Opera House last week, the following notice was posted on the door: "Tickets 5c. No gentlemen admitted unless he comes himself."

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T W Shackle was accidentally shot in the leg last Sunday night. Some body had borrowed a revolver he keeps about his sleeping apartments in the rear of the drug store, and in returning it had placed it on the bed. Mr Shackle not knowing the pistol was there knocked it off the bed when he went to retire.
       The weapon was discharged. The ball passing through the calf of his right leg. The wound is harmful but is healing rapidly. - Tulsa Democrat, Jan 25, 1901

It would probably be a good time to organize that long needed commercial club.

All accounts due Paul & Locke are in my hands for collection. Am with the Tulsa Implement Company. Lon Stansbery.

[ad] - Archer Hardware Company for Undertaking Supplies

The recent visit of the Santa Fe officials to Owasso has given grounds for the belief that the road will soon be extended and is thought by some of the exchanges, that it will come to Tulsa.

We will pay the highest market price in cash for Poultry, Eggs, Hides, Furs, Bee's Wax, Feathers and all kinds of country products. South side of railroad on Broadway. North of Depot. J E Mills - Jan 19, 1900.

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