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 The Indian Republican
Tulsa, Indian Territory
Vol. 11. No. 21 Whole Number 498.
August 22 1902 (Part 2

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.

  Page 9, column 1

     The New Meat Market. Phone 77.
     Dave Clements departed Monday on a visit to home folks at Garden City, Mo.
     Miss Catherine Rea, of Marshall, Mo., is in the city on a visit to her sister, Mrs. P. E. Ott.
     Native lumber can be had by seeing W M Wilson at his dental office.
     Mrs. H L Kirksey came in Thursday last to spend a few days with Mr. and Mrs. W P Hall.
     Selden Johnson, of Mexico, Mo., has accepted a position with his brother in the Surprise Clothing Co.'s store.
     First class meats at the New Meat Market.
     Miss Carmin Witmer arrived Sunday night from Carlsbad, New Mexico, on a visit to her grandmother, Mrs. L C Pruitt.
     Mr. and Mrs. W P Hall were called to Mounds Sunday on account of the sickness of their daughter, Mrs. J J Sisson.
     Breakfast bacon, country bacon and pure kettle rendered lard at New Meat Market.
     Mrs. Joseph Lyster, of Cherokee country, Kansas, is paying a visit to her father and mother, Rev and Mrs. S Morris.
     Hugh Pond and Miss Mary Parker were married Monday at the home of T J Baze in this city, H T Jones officiating.
     Johnson & Eaton handle furniture, kitchen cabinets, mattings, carpets, curtains, wall fixtures, sewing machines and undertaking supplies.
     Mrs. L P Wood and Miss Bertha Wood left Monday for their home at Wentworth, Mo. They were here attending the bedside of sick folks the past few weeks. Mrs. Wood is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J W Shipman.
     Wilson & Stevenson, dentists. Teeth extracted without pain. Office in opera house building.
     C E Ward and Miss Chloe Vann quietly departed Saturday night for Chandler, Oklahoma, where they were married on Sunday. They returned the same evening and are now happily domiciled on South First street. This marriage was an elopement and is another instance where love laughs at locksmiths. It was supposed that the parents of the bride had broken off the attachment, but the young folks were only biding their time and on Saturday night made good their plighted vows. By working a little ruse they left the confines of the city for a short period to return as man and wife. Both parties are well known in Tulsa and many there are who wish them a world of happiness in their wedded state.
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     At the residence of Rev S Morris in this city on the evening of August 12th, R M Higgins and Miss Samantha Houston were united in marriage. Rev Morris spoke the words which started this couple on their matrimonial venture with radiant hopes.
     Car load of surries, buggies and hacks at Kallam Implement Co.
     Jake Botthoff has accepted a position with Holland & Winterringer and his many friends will now find him at their quarters on South First street. Mr. Botthoff is a good salesman and the above firm has secured an excellent acquisition to their force of accomodating clerks.

     Susan Jennings, wife of Charles Jennings, aged 53 years, 1 month and 21 days. She was born in Kansas and educated at the Osage Mission, where she lived until the Osages moved to their present reservation, where she spent many years. She belonged to the Catholic church and reared her children in that belief. She leaves a husband and eight children to mourn their loss. [Poem from her Mother follows]

     An ordinance to provide for the vacation of certain streets, alleys, public grounds and highways in town of Tulsa, Ind. Ter., for the purpose of securing the right-of-way of the Missouri, Kansas & Oklahoma Railway through the said town of Tulsa, Ind. Ter. Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Town Council of the Incorporated town of Tulsa, Indian Territory ...... <followed by a lengthy list of streets, etc.> ... Passed and approved this the 18th day of August A D 1002 [sic] F F Bowlin, Acting Mayor; Robert H Patrick, Acting Recorder.

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     On next Saturday the Lochaporkar town of Indians will hold their annual busk at the stomp grounds just south of Tulsa. Monday will be medicine day and it is expected that their good time will be continued until after Tuesday. A diversion in the shape of a barbecue has been planned for the occasion and efforts are being put forth to secure sufficient players to have an old-time Indian ball game. This custom is fast being relegated, but is a sport which the Indians enter into with a great deal of zest. Parties desiring stand privileges can secure the same from J W McClanahan or Robert Fry.

     The Zenith Musical Club will meet tonight in the rooms of Marr's Commercial College. An excellent program has been prepared and this meeting promises to be one of both pleasure and profit to those who attend.

     Miss Frances Read has returned to her home in Coffeyville, Kansas. During her stay in Tulsa she was the guest of her brother's family.

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     Miss Nellie C Garton and Robert Brown were married at Shawnee, Okla., Monday evening at 8 o'clock, the Methodist minister at that place performing the ceremony. The young bride and her mother left this city on Saturday last for western points, supposedly by their friends in Tulsa, to pay a visit to friends in the land of the "sooner." And now comes the news that Miss Garton is Mrs. Brown and will make her home in Shawnee, where Mr. Brown holds a position as operator. There seems to be a fatality existing between the telephone girls and the operators who have done service here. Miss Elsie Reeves held a position as "hello" girl and did such a good service at central that Mr. Cooper decided that his salary could support two. He moved to Weleetka and Miss Reeves soon followed him to become Mrs. Cooper. After Mr. Cooper left the depot here Mr. Brown was his successor and Miss Garton accepted the position in central made vacant by the resignation of Miss Reeves. The little goddess was soon at work again and through his wonderful machinations laid the plans whereby another "hello" girl and an operator are made happy for life. Mrs. Brown, nee Miss Garton, has many friends in Tulsa. She is a young lady of many attainments and the groom has secured a helpmate who will surley brighten his life and shed a luster on his efforts while battling to reach the goal of his ambitions. Mr.Brown was only stationed at Tulsa a short time but by his strictly business methods impressed all as being a young man of exceptional capabilities. Both have many friends in Tulsa who join the Republican in extending congratulations.

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     Remember the Peddlers' Parade the coming month.
     Hugh Hall came in yesterday from a brief trip to Nebraska.
     John Bowlin, of Bagnelle, Mo., is in the city on a visit to his son, F F Bowlin.
     True Warren, of Richland, Mo., spent a few days in Tulsa this week visiting friends.
     Sam P McBirney came in yesterday from a short visit with home folks at Pittsburg, Kansas.
     The Pocahontas Club will meet at the home of Mrs. J E Mills next Tuesday evening, August 26.
     Prepare for the Peddlers Parade to be given by the ladies of the South Methodist church next month.
     Wilson & Stevenson, dentists. Crown and bridge work a specialty. Office in opera house building.
     Miss Emma Hopper, of Clarence, Mo., arrived Wednesday on a visit to the family of J W Marshall.
     E M McGinley, of Guthrie, Okla., was in the city several days this week with the view of interesting the people of Tulsa in a water-works system.
     If you want a hack, buggy or surry call at Kallam Implement Co. Car load just received.
     Mr. and Mrs. M Kesller, of Leavenworth, Kansas, are in the city on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. S A Towers.
     Miss Ethel Steele left Wednesday morning for Blackwell, Oklahoma, where she has accepted a position in the city schools.
     W S Irwin, of Nowata, internal revenue collector for the Indian Territory, was in Tulsa Tuesday on business pertaining to his office.
     There are many people who expect to sit down and watch their country grow. That class of people usually raise a crop of weeds.
     Rev G W Mowbray is in Checotah attending a meeting of the board of directors of the Orphan Home now being built by the Odd Fellows.
     This is an era of rapid changes and strange faces in Tulsa and many of the old-timers are approached daily and asked where the postoffice is located.
     At the Christian church next Sunday services will be conducted both in the morning and evening. Sunday school will be held in the morning at 10 o'clock.
     Mrs. Martha Huntsman died at her home four miles southeast of Tulsa yesterday morning of appendicitis. This kind lady had reached the mature age of 50 years and is a native of Indiana.
     Labor is none too plentiful in this country, but when cotton picking is in full swing it is going to be scarcer than ever. Whenever such conditions prevail, there should be good times.
     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.

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     Parties desiring to purchase some choice claims in the Cherokee nation will do well to consult C H Cleveland of Tulsa

     On Monday, September 1st, St. Teressa Institute will begin the fall term of school. All children who contemplate attending this year will please be in readiness by this time.

     The National Realty Company, of Tulsa, will make loans on any kind of good security, at reasonable rates of interest. Houses rented and property handled on commission.

     On Tuesday the right-of-way guarantee was signed granting passage for the M. K. & O. railroad through Tulsa. The contract has been let for the grading and the company promised to have the construction work completed to a point two miles west of Tulsa by January 1st, 1903.

     A big picnic and public entertainment will be held near Elam, Ind. Ter., Saturday September 6th. The money raised at this jollification will be used in buying lumber for bridges. Many prizes are offered to contestants and the biggest time of the season is being planned. The exact site of the picnic grounds is two miles east of Elam, where nature has provided ample shade and pleasant surroundings. Public speakers have been procured to address the assembly and many amusements will be instituted for the pleasure of both old and young. A big dance platform is being erected and lovers of the "dizzy whirl" will be accommodated. A large circular has been printed ennumerating the prizes to be awarded and all told are about fifty in number.

     Probably no festive occasion among the Indians is looked forward to with so much interest as the Shawnee War Dance. The old stomp grounds at the juncture of Hominy and Bird creeks is a picturesque place and this tribe have met there yearly for generations past. Next Wednesday is the day announced for the coming together of these "children of the forest," and their teepees will dot the woodland until the following Saturday, when, like the Arab, they will fold their tents and silently steal away. The real specimen of the Red man is everywhere apparent at these gatherings. With his body and face painted and clad only in leggings and moccasins he presents a sight that is war-like in every particular, and when indulging in the dance presents an appearance that is almost frightening to the uninitiated. The women also join in the stomp, but unlike the men in dress, are clad in the mostly costly attire that their means can procure. Silk shawls, beaded moccasins, ostrich feather fans and satin skirts compose a part of their attire, and their step is as perfect as the most ardent lover of Terpsichore. The Shawnee war dance always attracts a big crowd and the coming event will doubtless draw its usual quota of spectators. August 27, 28, 29 and 30 are the days set for the dance and if you wish to see some of the characteristics of the Shawnee warrior be present at this time.

          Rev S W Marr, who was a guest of his brother, L D Marr, in this city several days, returned to his home at Blackwell, Oklahoma, Friday last. He was very favorably impressed with Tulsa and the wide scope of country visited while here.
 Page 12, column 3
     Tulsa has done a great deal of building this year, and is doing a great deal now. The prospect is that much more will be done this fall. A great many new people are coming to the town, and the demand for new houses is just as good now as it was a year or two ago.
     Mr. and Mrs. V I Shurtleff are rejoicing over the arrival of a baby girl at their home, who made her appearance Wednesday. All parties interested are doing well, and Vic may be heard at almost any old time singing "There is only one Girl in the World for me."
     Poultry raising is becoming an industry around Tulsa. The value of the poultry raised in this section now and ten years ago is comparatively the value of twenty to one. When the price of spring chickens never comes below the "two-bit" perch on the roost, it is a reminder to the people that poultry raising pays.
     A G Hampton and family, J Stamper and family and G W Hyronymus spent a few days very pleasantly last week on Hominy angling for specimens of the finny tribe. They report a haul of 200 pounds, three of the fish weighing fifty pounds each. On Monday Mr. Hyronymus will leave for his home in Kentucky and will be accompanied by his cousin, Mrs. J Stamper, who will spend two months in Lee and Breathitt counties.
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     There was a time a few years ago, when a large percent of the farming class in the Indian Territory was made up of what might be called the riff-raff from everywhere. But now the scene is shifted. To-day there can not be found in any state in the union a more representative and progressive body of farmers than those right here in the Indian Territory and the influx has hardly begun. More especially is this true in the Creek and Cherokee nations, or that part tributary to Tulsa. There are farmers located within twenty miles of Tulsa from almost every state in the union, and go where you may a better informed and more modern lot of agriculturists cannot be found.

     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 22, 1902.
Bruce, A A
Baker, H
Belleville, A
Benfield, Soria
Boal, Charley
Collins, Frank
Dawson, Wm
Fibbetd, Frank
Guy, D W
Hans, Mrs. Jennie
Lucas, Miss Florence D
Mitam, Ennies
Murray, Mrs. B F
Nelson, Haras
Panlsell, Mrs. Fannie
Philips, S D
Pressley, Harrison
Pritchey, I N "M D"
Sarty, Miss Lizzie
Sneaolun, Mr
Shack, Frank
Thompson, Miss Lucia
Whiteside, J T (2)
Winfield, Tom
Willis L E  
Alley, Raymond
Atkin, Jno
Botts, J W
Compton, Ed
Dixon, Clay
Dunnell, Fred
Farmer, Charlie
Graves, Jas
Huteon, Mrs. Emma
Lowe, Jno
Miller, W M
Miller, J E
Noland, Frank
Pittman, M
Robertson, B F
Smith, Gilley
Summers, Frank
Sing, S J
Winn, Wm
Wood, Sherman
Wahaka, Abraham
Weatherman, Sam
Young, Jno O  
When calling for letters in this list please state they were advertised. - John D Seaman, P.M.

     Cards are out announcing the marriage of Dr J D Bradley to Mrs. Belle Greenlee, the date being September 4th at eight o'clock in the evening. Dr Bradley is well known in Tulsa and surrounding vicinity as a physician of ability and the coming nuptials will be in the nature of a surprise to the friends of the contracting parties.

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     Vinita, I.T., Aug 20 - In the United States Court for the Western District of the Indian Territory Judge Charles W Raymond to-day appointed Mr. Ireland, editor of the Sapulpa Republican to be deputy clerk of the United States court at Sapulpa.

     Earnest Roop and family are visiting relatives at Richland, Mo., this week.

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