Ellis County Republican. (Gage, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 15, 1907 Page: 4 of 8
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Ellis County Republican.
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Published every Friday.
OFFICE:—In rear of C. H. Holmes
U. S. Commissioner’s office.
For Congressman 2d District,
THOMPSON B. FERGUSON.
We are authorized to announce the
name of John E. Young, of Shattuck,
as a candidate for the office of Reg-
ister of Deeds subject to the decision
of the Republican Convention.
We are authorized to announce the
name of L. Yount, of Gage, as a can-
didate for the office of County Treas-
user, subject to the decision of the
We are authorized to announce the
name of J. F. Nelson as a candidate
for the office of Sheriff of Ellis Coun-
ty, subject to the decision of the Re-
We are authorized to announce the
name of Roy C. Wybrant, of Gage, as
a candidate for the office of Sheriff of
Ellis county, subject to the decision
of the republican convention.
ABOUT OUR TOWN.
While Gage is a new town and
dates its growth and development
from the spring of 1901, yet the
town really had its beginning nearly
twenty years ago, as it was the first
of July-, 1907, that the Santa Fe rail-
road company built its line through
this section of the country and laid
the sidetrack and established a sta-
tion at Gage. Regular train service
was put on in October following, the
service consisting of a freight train
each way daily with a passenger
coach attached, and it was not until
nine years later that the regular pas-
senger service was established on
this line. A telegraph . office was
opened at the station in October,
1888, and even in those very early
days Gage was an important station,
being the shipping point for the cat-
tle industry for all this section of
country around. On account of the
superior grazing and water facilities
near at hand the stockmen of the
early days drove many miles in order
to ship from Gage, and the stock
pens at this point were the largest
and most important on this branch.
There has been considerable dis-
cussion as to where Gage derived its
name, but we have learned from au-
thentic sources that the towp is nam-
ed after Lyman J. Gage who was at
that time a leading banker in Chica-
go. being president of the Frst Na-
tional Bank there, and who was later
Secretary of the Treasury under Mc-
For a long time the station was
the only evidence of the town that
was later to grow to such large pro-
portions around it, as it was not until
1894 that the first settlement was
made here. Early in March of that
year John Barr, who had been a pio-
neer in the opening of Minnesota for
settlement, came prospecting through
this country and after looking over
the greater part of western Wood-
ward connty, settled on the tract of
land just west of the city that is now
his home. Having decided, as he
says, that this was the most favor-
able location from all points of view
for the building of a good town that
could be supported by the farming
country tributary, this now venerable
pioneer has lived to see his early pre-
dictions verified. He built his first
house here in April, 1894, and he was
closely followed by Fred D. Webster,
who Settled upon the tract of land
upon which the main business portion
of Gage is now builded, and in July,
1894, ho built the first house in Gage,
just south of the present bridge
across Wolf creeK and west of the
residence of R. R. Fancher. He was
followed a little later by William
with prospective settlers, who had
been many of them drawn to Okla-
homa by the rumored opening of the
Kiowa and Commanche country .which
was delayed long past the advertised
time, and in looking around to find
other vacant land this country was
discovered to present just us many
favorable possibilities as any other
part of th» territory, and those who
came to look decided to locate, and
with this coming of the settlers Gage
began its growth that has been steady
and assured from the start.
Located 2136 feet above sea level,
which is just about the right altitude,
and with the best water at about 12
feet, with all the advantage of the
Oklahoma climate, surrounded with a
•farming country that cannot be sur-
passed anywhere, and settled by a
class of citizens who had faith in
themselves and the future of the
town, Gage has had a splendid growth,
and in our future issues we will give
our readers accounts of the many
things she has attained in her short
WILL BE A WINNER.
J. L. Pryor, president of the First
National Bank at Gage,and a -republi-
can warhoree of Ellis county will be a
candidate for the nomination of state
treasurership of Oklahoma. The
many friends of Mr. Pryor are glad
that he has taKen this step, and when
he starts into the convention he will
have the solid and undivided support
of all the western counties.^ All who
are acquainted with Mr. Pryor in the
banking line can vouch for the fact
that he will hold the office with cred-
it to himself and to the republican
party. Mr. Pryor has been considering
taking this step for some time but
he did not decide to go in for sure
until he went to the meeting at Ok la-
home City recently, where lie w’as
asked by some of t he big men of the
republican party in Oklahoma and
then he decided to go in to win. His
many friends will vouch lor the fact
that when .lake Pryor goes after any
tiling he generally gets it. State
We feel confident that should Mr.
Mr. Pryor consent to enter the race
he would be an easy winner, but on
being shown the above article he em-
phatically denied that he is an aspir-
ant for this or any other office at the
ROY C. WYBRANT.
Roy C. Wybrant, whose announce-
ment for the nomination for the office
of sheriff of Ellis county upon the
republican ticKet appears in another
column of this paper, is presented to
our readers for their consideration
in making up their list of candidates.
Mr. Wybrant is a Missouri republican
who has been a resident of this coun-
ty for the past five years and who
owns and resides upon a fine farm
eight miles north of Shattuck and
twelve miles northwest of Gage. He
is comparatively a young man, being
27 years of age, but has had the edu-
cation and experience in this western
country that will fit him to competent-
ly discharge the duties of this import-
office if he is elected. Mr. Wybrant
has always been a republican and
worker in the party and is a brother
of Attorney 0. C. Wybrant, of Wood-
ward, who was deputy county attorney
of Woodward county for a term. His
claim to the office is being strongly
urged by his friends in all the section
of the country in his vicinity.
CERTIFICATE OF AUTHORITY.
Office of Comptroller iff the Currency.
Washington, I). C. Feb. 13, 1907.
Whereas, l!y satisfactory evidence
presented to the undersigned, it has
been made to appear that "The First
National Bank of Gage,” in the town
of Gage, in the county of Woodward,
and Territory of Oklahoma, has com-
plied with all the provisions of the
statutes of the United States required
to be complied with before an asso-
ciation shall be authorized to com-
mence the business of banking;
Now therefore I, William B. Ridgely,
Comptroller of the Currency, do here-
by certify that “The First National
Bank of Gage,” in the town of Gage,
in the county of Woodward, and Ter-
ritory of Oklahoma, is authorized to
commence the business of banking as
provided in Section Fifty-one hundred
and sixty-nine of the Revised Statutes
of the United States.
Conversion of the Bank of Gage.
In testimony whereof, witness my
hand and seal of office this thirteenth
day of February, 1907.
[seal] Wm. B. Ridgely,
8-17 Comptroller of the Currency.
The Gage Coal Co. delivers coal to
any part of town free. We now have
a full stock of the best kinds at right
prices. Phone 9 and your orders will
receive prompt attention.- -C. J. Min-
Remember, the person sending in
the largest number of subscribers by
April 1 will receive a new Stevens’
For Sale—Deeded farm, seven miles
southwest of Gage, for $1400. In-
quire at this office.
SATURDAY. MARCH 16. 1907.
The most complete line of Millinery Goods ever shown in Gage. Prices from 75
cents to $6. Anyone can be suited in price or style. We will also have on display
our immense stock of Summer
Summer Dress Goods, Men's and Children's Suits,
In fact, anything to tit you out in your Spring Dress, Hat and Shoes—anything
you wear or eat.
Car of Salt and Car of Potatoes at Right Prices!
Our spring goods coming in the past two weeks has kept us ou the jump to
wait on our enstomers and get goods checked out; but never mind our being/
crowded, we will attend to your wants.
If we please you tell others; if we don’t please you tell us.
You can make Final Proof on your
claim just as well before C. H. Holmes,
U. S. Commissioner at Gage, and save
the trip to Woodward. See him for
For Rent—Either on cash or crop
plan, 160 acre farm in good locality.
F^r particulars call on or write C. H.
Holmes, Gage Oklahoma.
For Rent—About 65 acres of plow
land. Either for cash or on "shares.
—J. R. Ward. . r
For reliable fire and tornado insur-
ance sec R. M. Sowers, Agent.
NOTICE TO SCHOOL LAND LEESES.
There will be a meeting of the
school land leeses of Ellis county on
Saturday, March 30, 1997 at 2 p. m.
at Clarks hall, Gage Okla., The ob-
ject of this meeting is to organize a
union for Ellis county and discuss
some matters relative to school land.
Tell every lessee you sec to be pres-
ent and do not forget the date.— By
| request of a number of Leeseas.
NEW DRUG STORE!
After many delays I have at last succed in get-
ting my stock in shape to meet most of your wants.
Physicians prescriptions and family recipes a
Don’t forget that I am headquarers for every -
thing usually found in a firs class drug store.
Call and get acquainted.
E. E. Shirley, Ph. G.
City Meat Market,
C. L. SOULES, Proprietor.
The Best the Country Affords
Is what our customers are eating.
City Blacksmith and Machine Shop
Is fully equipped with the latest and best
machinery and can do your work promptly.
Lathe Work, Black
Done in the latest and most approved way.
Our work pleases others, why not you 1
Ed Posey, Manager.
The Republican will give a new 16-gauge Stevens
hammerlcss shot gun to the person who sends in the largest
list of new subscribers by April 1, 1907 This gun retails
for $2o. at hardware stores. It is specially bored and guar-
anteed for smokeless powder.
While we would prefer the cash with all subscriptions
we will accept all names that are good and will agree to pay
up during 1907. Anyone wishing to try for this handsome
gun will please call at our office, give us their names and se-
cure blank contracts for those to sign who wish to subscribe
on time. ELLIS COUNTY’ REPUBLICAN, Gage, Okla.
Quesiton—Does it pay to buy rcli-
Libbie, who settled upon the ianil of able, standard goods, or to buy any or
which Turner’s Addition is a part, and all makes, at a few dollars less? Ans-
G. A. McComber who made his home wer- Unquestionably it pays to buy
on the land of which Puncher’s Addi- standard goods, but if you buy of T. (
tion is a parti and the v soon was es-, B. Howard A Co., Gage, Oklahoma,,
tablished the usual postoffice, black-1 their prices are almost as low. as the
smith shop, store and school house, I cheap goods prices.
One way tickets on sale daily March 1 to April 30.
Free chair cars.
Tourist sleepers (small extra charge)
Personally conducted parties tri-weekly.
A. T. Hedrick, flgent.
The Atchison. Tepaka A Santa Fa Kaliway.
Headquarters for stage lines.
Board by the day or week.
LEN BELL, Proprietor.
J J. L. Pryor, President. Geo. E. Baker, Vice-Pres. *
J R. M. Sowers, Cihhier. ♦
♦Pirst National Bank I
♦ Capital Fully Paid, - - $25,000.00 ♦
♦ Stockholders’ Responsibility, - $100,000.00 ♦
J , ( 8. A. McMannis. Ed. T. Massey. J
( 8. A. McMannis. Ed. T. Massey.
Directors John T. Allen. .1. L. Pryof.
. ( George E. Baker. R M. Sowers.
* Every Accommodation Extended ♦
♦ Consistent With Sound Banking. ♦
Call on us for Farm Loans.
W. H. HO LX.
FARMERS STATE BANK,
Does a general banking business, and solicits a
share of your patronage.
Special attention given to Sale* and Sale Paper*.
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“San Joaquin Valley.*'
“Free U. S. Government Lauds."
When you get ready to build that house, come
and inspect our stock of lumber. We have good *
grades and our prices are right. Z
Estimates Cheerfully Furnished.
C. K. LUCE LUMBER CO.
Get in the Habit
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I/UMBER YARD for your Lumber and Building Material. 1
NO TROUBLE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR J
FIGURE YOUR BILL£. t t
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Hawkins, H. B. Ellis County Republican. (Gage, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1 Friday, March 15, 1907, newspaper, March 15, 1907; Gage, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1076551/m1/4/: accessed January 18, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.