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 The Indian Republican
Tulsa, Indian Territory
Vol. 11. No. 20 Whole Number 497.
August 15 1902 (Part 1

Abstracted / Transcribed by Linda Haas Davenport

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 Please Note! I'm only transcribing items of local interest. For a sample of what is contained in the whole paper please see August 8, 1902 issue.


Front Page & continued on Page 4

As Passed by the Creek Council
at Okmulgee July 19, 1902.
[long article]

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M .K.& O.
Within a few days the right-of-way for the M. K. & O railway will have been settled for and passage granted into Tulsa. The appraisers are working this way from Coweta and are adjusting all claims as they go. The business men here have spent much time and labor raising money with which to purchase the route through Tulsa, and although their efforts have met with reasonable success, there yet remains several hundred dollars unsubscribed. That the amount required will be raised is beyond question, and many there are who will reap the benefits accrued through the generosity of
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others. This is hardly a fair proposition, yet such is the history of many other towns. There are people in every town who always come to the front when the welfare of their city is at stake. They always head the list when a legitimate enterprise is to be obtained. On the other hand many there are who possess much of this world's goods who seldom ever subscribe, and if a laudable work is to be accomplished let others take the lead and by their obstinacy often prove a stumbling block in the way. In this case Tulsa is no exception to the rule and we must confess that our city contains a few individuals' of this class.
     It is to be hoped that they will yet come to the front and show by their actions that they wish to be numbered among the public-spirited individuals of Tulsa.

      Extensive repairs are now going on at the plant of the Tulsa Gin and Mill Co, in this city. A large new boiler has just been received to furnish power for the increased size of the engine. ... With this increased power the company will be able to handle cotton more rapidly from the wagon than any other gin of its size in the vicinity. A bale of cotton in the seed can be unloaded in six minutes ... the installation of a Lowry round bale press for compressing cotton before it leaves the gin. ... All indications point to a good cotton crop - in fact the recent rains insures an abundant supply of the fleecy staple - .... All reports show a shortage in the old crop and the new crop is sure to command a good price. ...

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      Checotah, I.T. Aug 8 -
Dr A J Vance Jr, committed suicide here at 2 o'clock last night by shooting himself in the head with a 45 Colts revolver. During the day he had appeared in unusually good sprits and no cause is known for his rash act. He had just come home from his drug store a few minutes before the deed was committed, and had gone into the back yard. Mrs. Vance dozed off to sleep and was awakened by the report of the revolver. Rushing into the kitchen she found her husband lying on the floor with his head in a pool of blood. He was already unconscious and breathing cased in a few minutes.
     Vance was a young physician here and proprietor of a drug store. He had a profitable business and doing well. It is not known that he had trouble with his family or anyone else. There is absolutely no cause assignable, except that he was a man of very extreme temperament, and might have suffered from a fit of insanity.

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[Ad] - Marr's Commercial College, Short Hand and Typewriting Institute. Now Open ... L D Marr, President

      There is a lot of low down trash in the City of Ada, that will use every conceivable means to evade the payment of their honest debts and more, there are some who have the ability to pay and will not, and get blazing hot when a bill is presented to them, and try to bluff you out of your just earnings by use of violent epithets and loud and vociferous oaths and threats but still they pay you not. Often the bill is insufficient in size to justify the trouble of taking the amount out in their dirty hides and there's naught left for you but to lose it. Talk about vagrant laws, talk about the poor mendicant that holds out a palsied hand for rough hand-out and when he fails to get it and steals it, being prosecuted for larceny, when there is no law by which way to prosecute the man that can pay his debts and wont and wants to insult you after he's gotten your stuff when you call on him for the price of it. We think he is about the most unnecessary nuisance "that ever happened."

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[Business Directory - transcribed in Aug 8th 1902 issue]

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      It looks like Atoka, Coalgate and Lehigh are to be connected by an electric tolley line. The people secured the franchise to build the road have a corps of surveyors in the field, and are surveying the line and getting ready to build.
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      A woman is a good listener when she is expecting a proposal.
      One can't judge a man's character by his hat, as it's frequently put on.
      Some men voluntarily join the ranks of the benedicts and some have to be drafted.
      It's not so much what a man says as the tone of voice in which he says it that counts.
      If you don't know on which side of your biscuit the butter is on drop it; the top side is butterless.
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      A woman takes a great deal of pride in thinking what would become of here [sic] husband if she were dead.

[Methodist Church Directory. - transcribed in Aug 8th 1902 issue]

      The third or fourth time a girl gets engaged she takes her time about making things to wear with fancy frills and things.
      It is said that George Washington never went fishing in his life. That may account for his truthfulness.
      A woman regards her husband either as a man or as a mouse. If she isn't afraid of him he is justified in considering himself a man.

      A report from Ft. Smith states that W P Houck, postoffice inspector for this district has been removed from office.
     It is said that his removal resulted from a squabble over the postoffice at Bartlesville. Houck, so the story goes, recommended the moving of the postoffice at that place to another building.
     An inspector was sent from Kansas City to investigate the trouble and reported adversely to Houck's recommendations. It was then charged that Houck had made his recommendation upon the solicitations of several citizens without making a personal investigation.
     The superintendent of this district, it is alleged, has been at outs with Houck for some time and took this opportunity for letting him
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out. Houck will appeal to the department. - Vinita Chieftain

WARNING ORDERS: One for Peter Cooper and one for E K Frazier [transcribed Aug 8, 1902 issue]

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      The New Meat Market. Phone 77
      Mrs. Mae Ward left last Friday to spend a few weeks in Oklahoma City.
      Native lumber can be had by seeing W M Wilson at his dental office.
      Mr. and Mrs. Will Read are visiting home folks in Coffeyville, Kansas, this week.
      Leave your orders for coal at F E Turner's. Smith Bros
      These are days when a man envies his barbaric ancestors their suit of sunburn and the cool, retiring shades of the forest.
      Car load of surries, buggies and hacks at Kallam Implement Co.
      The Rock Island railroad still has the country guessing. We of the Southwest are beginning to wonder just how big that whale is going to be.
      Wanted: - A first-class milch cow that is fresh or will be soon. E L Essley corn. 4th St and Boulder Ave
      G W Mowbray, Sr., spent a few days in Checotah this week on business connected with the Orphan's Home being built by the Odd Fellows.
      Breakfast bacon, country bacon and pure kettle rendered lard at New Market.
      Weeds and rank vegetation have grown fast lately and property owners in the city should see that such growth is cut down. It is dangerous to health.
      Wilson & Stevenson, dentists. Teeth extracted without pain. Office in opera house building.
      Saturday night the colored citizens of Tulsa will conduct a festival at their house of worship on the east side. The proceeds will be applied toward erecting a Methodist church.
      Wilson & Stevenson, dentists. Crown and bridge work a specialty. Office in opera house building.
      For Sale: A good substantial and roomy barn for sale at a bargain. Parties desiring to purchase such a building will do well to call on or address Mrs. P C Rothhammer.
      If you want a hack, buggy or surry call at Kallam Implement Co. Car load just received.
      The Junior League of the M.E. Church will give an ice cream social at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O G McAdams next Friday evening from 2 until 6 P.M. Everybody cordially invited.
      Miss Eav Watson, principal of Friends' Mission at Hillside, Ind. Ter., departed last Friday for a visit with her sister at Wilmingon, Ohio. She will probably continue her trip to Pennsylvania before returning home.
      Among the number who accompanied the ball boys to Columbus, Kansas, Monday night were T E Smiley and wife, O C Boone and wife, Fred J Scott and wife, Lon R Stansberry and wife, H J Collins and wife and Mrs. P F Shackle.
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      Joseph Wolford and wife, of Chester, Ills., are in the city on a visit to the family of C W Robertson, Sr. Mrs. Wolford is a sister to Mrs. Robertson and this visit is made doubly pleasant owing to the fact that many years have elapsed since their last meeting.
      The ratification of the Cherokee Treaty with the advances already made in this nation, means that at last conditions in the Indian Territory are to be bettered and statehood or a regular territorial government is not too much to expect at the hands of Congress next session.
      We notice in our exchanges that nearly every town in the Territory and Texas is offering a prize for the first bale of cotton put on the market. As a usual thing the bonus offered is $10.00 or more. Wouldn't it be a good idea for Tulsa merchants to put a premium on the first bale of cotton brought to our town?
      The "Dollar Special" gotten up by the Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. Church for the benefit of the pastor was a decided success and the amount raised will amount to the sum total of $104. Appropriate exercises were conducted at the church on last Friday night at which time seventy-two of the one hundred and four dollars was collected. Since then many who failed to be present have contributed, and now only a minor portion of the amount subscribed remains uncollected.
      The Reneau building is being finished as rapidly as possible to accomodate the merchants who intend to occupy the rooms. S Oppenheim is here with a goodly portion of his stock and as soon as the upstairs is completed will begin unpacking. L O Holiday, the Tulsa Racket man, is in the east buying a new stock which will arrive in a short time. Both firms will be installed in new quarters in a very short time.
      Reports from all over this country indicate that the Creek Nation is in a splendid condition, and that the people are all satisfied with their surroundings. This is largely a result of crop diversification. Those who planted potatoes, corn, oats, wheat, fruits and vegetables have been rewarded with splendid crops and the usual amount of cotton has been planted, which assures a good crop, and the outlook is good for a reasonably good price. This is enough to make all the Territory business men and farmers feel the effects of their keeping.
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      Dr P L Patrick left last Friday for Bookfield, Mo., where he will engage in the practice of his profession. The doctor and his estimable wife made many warm friends during their residence here, and they carry with them the wishes of every one for a successful life in their new abode. In the practice of medicine Dr Patrick received gratifying results from his services in Tulsa and was fast building up a business that was pleasing to witness. He is well versed in all the latest methods known to the medical science and skill and the Republican bespeaks for him a lucrative practice in his new field of labor.

     One would think that a club had been organized having for its name "A Surprise Party," from the number of people that have been surprised by them. One needs to be on the watch if their birthday is nearing, for if this club gets a hint of it you are liable to be called on any hour of the day or night. Mrs. Crutchfield has been called on a number of times recently. They stormed her place last Monday night and informed that a birthday party was planned for that night. The one who was so inconsistent as to have a birthday was found innocently swinging the yard. When informed of the reason for the nocturnal visit he made for the corn field across lots with the mob in pursuit. They returned with the deserter to the parlor and indulged in games, then they took a trip with Peter Coddle to new York. These nightly visitors had provided themselves with delicious cake and ice cream which they served, and the merry party returned home seeking to know whose birthday comes next. Miss Clara Moore furnished music for the evening.

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Judges Refused to Accept the Votes of Cherokees
Taken from the Muskogee Jail.
     There was an unusual scene at Brushy Mountain voting precinet when the judges refused to allow 30 Cherokee citizens, taken from the federal jail at Muskogee by the United States marshal to vote on the ratification of the treaty.
     Twenty-eight of the prisoners were in jail pending trail. Two had been convicted. They petitioned the federal officials to be allowed to vote and heavily guarded they were taken over the Cherokee line nine miles to the nearest voting place. They were all for the treaty. The judges and clerks were against it, and refused them franchises.
     The United States marshal demanded their reasons for so doing, but none were given. A special set of judges was sworn in, and the votes of the prisoners taken by affidavit of their wishes to vote and how. The votes will be sent up to the council which has power to reject or count them.

Suggestion That the Territory
Be Annexed to Arkansas.
      Since the attempt to annex the Indian Territory piecemeal ... Ambitious politicians at Fort Smith have conceived the idea of annexing the entire territory ....

District Attorney Warns
Excessive Land Holders in Choctaw Nation.
      United States District Attorney Wilkins has issued a public letter warning every Indian landholder that prosecutions will result if there are any violations of the clause in the Indian appropriation bill against excessive holdings, which that bill fixes at 320 acres for each Indian, and a like amount for each member of his family. Each offense is punishable with a fine of $100, and each day is deemed a separate offense.

      The south-bound fast express on the Rock Island was boarded at Chickasaw, about 2 a.m. by a man who made a determined effort to hold up the train. The would-be robber encountered Brakeman D W Carpenter and a desperate struggle ensued, in which Carpenter was shot three times through the hand. The robber escaped.

      There will be no court officers appointed for the United States court at Wagoner until a suitable court-house can be arranged for. The government refuses to pay the high rent demanded for the use of the present building.

      The Okeemah-McDermott townsite fight in the Creek nation has been settled, Okeemah wins the fight, and McDermott people will move to the latter town. The new town is located on the Fort Smith & Western railroad.

      During an electrical storm at Muskogee, the wife of United States Marshall Bennett was stunned by a bolt of lightning, which tore pictures from the wall of her home and just missed her two children.

      The Creek Council, in session at Okmulgee, has adjourned. It appropriated $300 for the purpose of having the supplementary agreement translated into the Creek language.

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      He Rang Off - "Hello, Central!" called the man at the phone, "give me the gas office." "Yes sir," replied the operator, "but I must warn you in advance that we cannot tolerate any swearing over the wire." - Philadelphia Press

      Matrimony has spoiled many friendships. - Chicago Daily News

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      Tuesday the Frisco unloaded eight cars of scrapers at this point and began immediately the construction of the new road bed recently surveyed up the Arkansas River. The new line passes through Keystone, Basin, Jennings and Enid and connects with one of the big trunk lines in Oklahoma. It was stated by one of the prominent railroad officials of this road some time ago that they would begin active work on a line out of Tulsa by August 15, and the arrival of the construction gang was not wholly unexpected. Judging from the army of employees, big wheelers, small scrapers, plows, etc., it is certain that the Frisco intends to push their work to a rapid completion. The new road will give them an opening long booked on their maps and complete plans laid out when the early surveyors were compelled to stake their routes under the protection of soldiers.

      Last Tuesday was the regular meeting of this organization. After the business was attended to the doors were thrown open and invited friends were admitted. All chatted merrily for a few minutes. The president then read a short sketch and refreshments were served, consisting of fruit, punch and cake. All too soon it was discovered to be nearing tea hour so the ladies dispersed, thanking the committee for the pleasure of the afternoon.

      I understand some members of the school board are insisting that the bill of the city assessor for assessing property should have been presented to the school board and not the city council and that the city council had no authority to draw a warrant on the city treasury in the matter. No position could be more erroneous. The law is plain on the subject. The city assessor is a city official. He is appointed by the city council and paid by the council. He makes his report to the city council and that body passes on his work. And besides in this case the warrant was paid out of the general fund, without any cost to the school fun, so there is no kick coming. G D Blakey

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      At the home of the bride's brother on Mingo last Sunday evening occurred the marriage of Fred Bohn to Miss Effie Estelle Farr. Rev H T Jones welded the link which bound them together "for weal or for woe." These young people have every promise of a happy future. Both have many friends in that vicinity and both are esteemed for their many worthy traits of character. May the silken sails of their matrimonial craft waft them clear of all shoals in life and anchor them in a harbor of love and charity.

      Rev Roberts of Vinita, will preach at the Christian church Saturday night, Sunday morning and Sunday night.
      Mrs. Susan Jennings died at Ponca City Tuesday and the funeral ceremonies were conducted at the Catholic church in Tulsa this morning. Deceased is the step-daughter of Mrs. Appleby.
      The Tulsa base ball boys won at Columbus, Kansas yesterday. Score 7 to 8.

      [listing of farms for sale - no names]
... Am prepared to make from 1 to 5 year contracts on the above described lands, and will guarantee possession of same, and prefer to rent on a cash rent basis. -R E Lynch

[Ad] for a new hardware store - Hale & Reynolds>

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