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The Indian Republican
Tulsa, Indian Territory
Vol. 11. No. 10 Whole Number 496.
August 8, 1902 (Part 4)
Issues on the Microfilm jump from Jun 4, 1900 to this issue.
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
PLEASE NOTE! This newspaper is now 12 pages long. For this first issue I'll touch on almost everything in the paper - in future issues I'll only transcribe items of local interest.
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MUCH ADMIRED. It is an innate characteristic of everyone to be attracted by the lovely. Some love sweet flowers, some have a fascination for prancing steeds, others love art or pictures, while still others go into ecstacies of delight at the sight of a pretty face. But when one possesses the ability to construct the object to be admired his talent cannot long remain in the background. Doubtless everyone has seen the beautiful display in the show window of the dry goods department at J. M. Hall & Co's. This attraction is one of the prettiest that has been gotten up in the history of the town and was designed by Henry Hardey. The wares are handsomely displayed and the grace and finish which each article shares in combination shows that Henry is a deep student at the "shrine of the beautiful." The "Gate's Ajar," executed by him last winter seems to have been an incentive for a more pleasant production, and from vague rumors it is presumed that his "Swaying in the Balance" may lead to the "Building of a Cottage" next and have for its attraction a display of animate objects. Mr. Hardey has excellent taste and his displays are certainly works of art and beauty.
At the beautiful country home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lombard a reception was given Monday in honor of their cousin, Miss Allison of Claremore, who is their guest at present. The lawn was beautifully decorated with various kinds of Japanese lanterns of the most brilliant hue; the parlor decorations consisted of choice house plants and ferns, and the dining room was adorned with Nile green and grass colored hangings. Its ceiling was trimmed with the four corners of the room drawn to the center, and tied with red, white and blue ribbon. The side-board was decorated with the old family silver and hand painted china. For amusements, dancing and various parlor games were indulged in by the guests until twelve o'clock, when a delicate repast was served. Mr and Mrs Lombard received many warm expressions for the charming manner displayed by them as host and hostess. The guests were received by their daughter, Mrs. J E Barber, of Coolidge, Kansas. Among those present were Misses Bettie, Clara, Maud and Bessie Deyerle, Carrie, Willit and Bessie Nash, and Messrs, James and Lewis Rogers, Wm. Lawrence, Tom Willit, Eugene Perrier, Albert Keeler, Clarence Greenwood, Beu and James Defrice.
Page 10 & 11
[Nothing Local - Preprinted section of the paper - Stories, articles of interest, jokes etc]
Page 12 Column 1
KEEP COOL. By calling on Hale & Reynolds and securing one of the beautiful fans they are giving to the ladies. Call tomorrow at their hardware store and they will be pleased to present you with one.
At a meeting of the city council held Monday night the report of the school board was taken up, but action was deferred until the next meeting. The members of the board, however, seem to favor a levy of ten mills or one per cent, and the tax will probably be fixed at that figure. The total assessment for school purposes this year is $4331,86. The school board estimates that it will require about $4,500 to run the school but the expenses can probably be reduced from this figure. In addition to money for school purposes money will also be required to pay for school lots as appraised by the townsite commissioners. The north side school property is appraised at $69.70 and the south side property at $790. The city council decided to buy a sprinkler for the city, paying for it out of the general fund - provided the business men of the town will subscribe a sufficient amount to operate it.
[ad] - Hale & Reynolds>
COUNTY TELEPHONE SERVICE. The Indianola Telephone and Construction Company wish to operate in connection with the Tulsa Exchange a country service, and to this end invite the farmers of the country to give us an opportunity of representing our plan service to them. By the use of this greatest of modern inventions the farmer can keep in touch with the markets and on the days that the highest prices are offered for the products of his farm. He can be reached over his telephone by his merchant or confidential adviser in Tulsa, and thus frequently in one transaction save more than the cost of a telephone for an entire year.
The farmers of this section are invited to confer with the Company's general manager at Tulsa, either in person or by mail. - Indianola Telephone and Construction Company. R H Hall, General Manager.
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GOOD THINGS TO EAT. Quite a number of Tulsa's young people were entertained at the beautiful home of Mr and Mrs Will Read Tuesday evening. They were invited in to dine but the spread savored more of a feast. Nearly everything in the category of toothsome viands was included in the course and so heartily did the guest partake of the supper that time was wholly forgotten. The evening was a most enjoyable one to all present and in parting the merry company wished Mr. and Mrs. Read many returns for their lavish hospitality and kindness in their behalf.
ADVERTISED LIST OF LETTERS
Letters addressed to the following named parties are held at the post office at this place and unless called for within the next thirty days will be sent to the Dead Letter Office. This list includes all letters uncalled for since our last date and bears issue of August 8, 1902:
Bell, Miss Gracie
Dennis, J A
Green, Mrs Grace
Gardiner, W H
Hague, J C
Jenkins, Miss Lena
Lemonds, J T
Lucas, Miss Florence
McCoin, Mrs L B
Phillips, I P
Shamblin, Mrs Lucy
Star, Mrs G W
Stroll, Jno H
Smith J M
Ward, Mrs. H H
Willis I. E.
When calling for letters in this list please state where they were advertised. - John D Seaman, P.M.
ORDINANCE NO. 34 -
An Ordinance Prohibiting the riding of Bicycles on Sidewalks. Be it Ordained by the Town Council of the Incorporated Town of Tulsa. That it shall be a misdemeanor to ride or use a bicycle or other similar vehicle on any sidewalk in the incorporated town of Tulsa, and any person convicted thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty-five dollars. That this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and publication. - Attest: G D Blakey, Mayor; F F Bowlin, Recorder
A BIG CATCH REPORTED.
Messrs J Stamper and E Stamper accompanied by their families and a party of gentlemen from Illinois spent Friday of last week on a fishing expedition and caught about three hundred pounds of finny specimens. At one haul they corralled seven big catfish none of which weighed under thirty-five pounds and it includes two that tipped the beam at seventy-five pounds. The scene of their "catch" was on Hominy. The Stamper brothers are expert hunters and fisherman and a trip with them means an abundance of game. They are both enterprising farmers and when their crops are laid by make many trips to the hunting grounds or the fish pools in the Creek nation and invariably return abundantly supplied with meat.
[large boxed ad spanning 4 columns] Surprise Clothing Co - J B Johnson>
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PRIVATE SCHOOL. I will open a school at the Baptist church, Sept 15. We hope to have quite an interesting school this year. We expect to have good seats and hope to make our school both pleasant and profitable. We kindly solicit the patronage of all who desire to attend, both in town and country. Tuition $1.00 per month in advance. Parties desiring to see me can do so by calling at my house opposite the Rea & Read Mill on south side of street. - Mrs. Anna Berryman
[Patent medicine ads]
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[2 column ad] Eureka Springs, Ark via Frisco System .. round trips range from $5.00-7.00 depending on where the person is leaving from
R M Webb, of Higginsville, Mo., is here on a visit to his brother, Dr. J E Webb.
Mrs F M Himes returned the first of the week from an extended visit with relatives at Pawnee, Oklahoma.
A good girl to do general house work. No washing or ironing. Enquire of Mrs. P E Ott.
The base ball game between Tulsa and Claremore yesterday resulted in a victory for the latter team. Claremore won in a score of 7 to 4.
CHEROKEE TREATY PASSED
Reports from the various voting precincts in the Cherokee nation are to the effect that the Cherokee treaty won out yesterday by a handsome majority. It is said that many of the full bloods refused to participate in the election and their absence helped the cause materially. The Cherokee nation is now in a shape to forge to the front, and with the passage of this treaty every latent talent will be utilized to bring about the greatest development of the nation.
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There is more speculation in what the Rock Island Railroad Company is going to do than there is in Rock Island stock just now. There is every reason to believe that the Rock Island is to be the greatest railway system of the Middle West and Gulf states, and all sections of he country are anxious to know what is going to result out of all the purchases, mergers, etc.
The Northwestern states are jubilant about their crops, but the middle West has an equal reason to rejoice. Texas, too, as shown by the latest reports, has not been hit as hard by the floods as was feared. The outlook all over the country for almost all the great staples was never brighter in the opening days of August than it is now. This promises to be one of the red-letter years for the American farmer and planter.
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