The Times--Record (Blackwell, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 18, 1907 Page: 1 of 8

THE TIMES-RECORD Ml
-------h- i Okla Citv *—
Kt-pubiicaa in Principle, But Devoted to the Upbuilding of Blackwell and the Development of Kay Count;
BLACKWELL, KAY COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY .8 I9o7 “
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VOL. 14
Big Discounts
ON ALL I ■ n. m m m ■— —* ^
SUMMER GOODS
1 he time when you should be interested in hot weather goods is now here-our time must be devoted to
making preparations for hall We still have several thousand dollars' worth of summer goods which
we are slaughtering and sacrificing regardless of cost. *
Below We Quote Some of the Best Values Ever Offered.
Summer Goods.
Our entire line of beautiful summer dress goods, 0* 0%
regular price 35c, now.......................
Very large line Batiste, Lawn and Swisses, “all good
styles,” regular price 18c, now....................
One lot Lawn, never sold for less than 8£c, closing price.. . .5c
Every ladies’ fancy parasol in our store is yours at 20% DiS
Our entire large stock of figured white goods is on sale at very
SPECIAL REDUCTIONS.
Ladies’ Ready-to-wear goods.
We still have about 25 ladies’ shirt waist suits which we will
close out at | off, the prices on these range from $1,98
ttp to $11.25.
Every shirt waist in our store will go '\r\rr/ TV
for a short time at............... Z\UlSCOUIlt
We have one lot nice, stylish, strictly new waists A A
which sold up to $1.48,your choice while they last
OUR CLOTHING DEPARTMENT
Holds out many inducements. Special prices reign all through this department, We carry the largest line of Clothimr
Gents hurnishings and Shoes in northern Oklahoma. The manufacturers’ prices on this class ofgo.xls has advanced
about 30 per cent—our price remains the same, and quality also is as good as ever.
TRADE AT THE BIG STORE AND YOU WILL BE SATISFIED.
THE FOSTER MERCANTILE COMPANY,
L. 0. L. P. Blackwell, Okla.
THE STORE THAT DON’T DECEIVE KAY COUNTY’S GREATEST STORE
FROM H. E MARTIN.
Seattle. \Vas~4. July 8, 1907
Editor Tln.CK-liecord:—
I mai'fd you a card with my address
about three weeks dgo with the re-
quest that you would mail me the
Timet-Ht cord, but so far I h..ve f di-
ed to receive it and you can imagine
how myself aid family trirs it. 1
trust you will place the enclosed ad
dress on vour regular mailing list a*
soon as you r. ceive this; and would
be pleased to receive the paper hy
return mai< as we are very anxious to
know eve') i long of lm| ortance t hat
occurs In our old home Myself and
family will a ways be interested in
the welfare oi the people ard the city
of Blackwell About twelve of the
happiest tears of our life were spent
there, and no matter where we go it
will always seem like “home, sweet
home” to us in Blackwell. We are
very nicely located in our new home
and believe we will all like it here.
I have a position as foremen for the
Lindley Lumber & Realty Co., con-
tractors, who own a sawmill and sash
and door Jactory. I used to work tor
their manager In Butte, Montana I
have charge of one set of men and
my brother Levi has charge of the
other. We get M 00 per day of ci^ht
hours; strictly union labor work.
There is plenty of work and plenty of
men to do It. There are over 3,000
journeyman carpenters in this city.
The union scale of wages is $5.00 for
eight hours work. About one-half
the work done here is non-union; they
work nine hours per day.
We have found lots of old time
friend* here. Gto. A. Cox, who used
to live in Blackwell; Mr. E. Crites,
who was bookkeeper for Ferguson
Bros. & Vickery; Hugh Weldon, Finas
Hodges and N. 8. SutlifT, all of Black-
well, besides numbers of old friends
we used to know when we were here
sixteen years ago.
Geo. Cox and family, brother Levi
Martin and family and myself and
family spent the 4th of July at the
U. S. navy yards at Bremerton, just
acros- the bay. We visited on board
the battleship Chicago, saw the Ne-
braska, that was built here, the larg-
est U. S. war vessel afloat, saw the
old ships Oregon and Philadelphia.
Came back to Seattle on steamer at
tt:10 p. m. and witnessed the grandest
display of fireworks I ever saw. We
were on the bay and Seattle is built
on the side of a hill overlooking the
water. I could not begin to describe
the sight, but it was grand.
I cannot help but believe I am in a
better country for my business than
lu Oklahoma, yet at times I feel
homesick to see old Blackwell and
the host of friends we left behind.
Well, 1 must close with kindest re-
• gards tc all enquiring friends
My address is 944 20th Ave.
Very truly yours,
H. E Martin.
will superitendent the!’building and j OUR stark RACES
Mr. Joe Taton 3rd force of men the ■ The Blackwell Inter-State Fair As-
carpenter work, t ill !e the brick work social ion offered $1000 purses for 2:20
is being done by Messrs. Stephenson,
Jones and Roberts all local men and
pace, 2:35 pace, 2:14 pace and 2:20 and
2:36 trot. Only the 2:14 and 2:35 pace
workmen are busy
Woikmen are busy making the
new opera bouse for G. M. Warlnner.
Few people who haye not seen the
plans have any idea as to what he
pro posts to do. He has the north 50
feet of the Kay b ock ard Is com-
pletely remodeling it into a modern
op« ra Louse, in fact all that will be
left of the original rooms will be the
foundation, first floor walls and north
side and both end wa'le. The middle
wall was only brick up to the second
story and Mr. Warlnner Is having
that wall carried up to the top of
the second floor and it will thus help
carry the weight of the truss roof.
The foundation has been thoroughly
examined and is extra good, being
one of the best in town. The up-
stairs will be torn out and the bal
cony and gallery constructed In the
rear. The stage will be modern,
with dressing rooms at the rear, es-
pecially built and on the stage level,
a feature that will be appreciated
by the show people. A basement
under the stage will accommodate
traps and other necessary appurten-
ances. The front Is to be rebuilt to
conform to the requiiements of a
modern opera house, with wide doors,
short wide step from lobby entrance
to auditorium entrance; offices each
side of opening in Libby, with water-
closets and toilet rooms accessible
from auditorium tit or. It is im-
practicable to d« scribe in detail all
the plans, but we know from what we
have seen of them an ) conversation
with Architect Strubie and Manager
Warinner that it win be one of the
most up-to-date luu-e* In the west.
The capacity wi'l be 850 and the
furnish'rgs first das*. Mr. Strubie
the brick are from our plant. They j filled satisfactorily, the former w itb
hope to have the house completed by ; 15 and the latter with lfi entries, so
Sept. 15. and an the Commercial club the association will make special
has undertaken to sell the opening, I $400 purse races of the unfilled 2:20
we will expect an unusual crowd and | pace and 2:20 and 2:35 trot. The colt
an unusual attraction for that oc-
casion. Mr. Warinner is looking out
for the attraction and it will be one
of the best that can be secureu. The
seats are not all sold, but the club
committee will try and see every one
before they sell out.
COLT STAKE RACES
The 2-year-old trotting stake and
the three-year-old trotting stake for
the Blackwell Inter-State Fair as-o-
ciation closed June 1st with 35 er-
trotting stake, 2 and 3 year old has
35 entries. The regular purse races
$500 each include free for all pace;
2:17 and 2:24 pace and 2:14. 2:17 and
2:24 class trotting. The entries to
regular and special purse races close
Sept. 25, and records made two weeks
prior to October 7th the opening date
of meeting, no bar. Address B. WT.
Jones, Secretary, Blackwell, Okla.
In the 2:35 pace. Oklahoma, Kan-
sas, Iowa and Nebraska are repre-
sented. The 2:14 stake has entries
tries, about equally divided. The frnm oklihoma, Kansas, Indian Ter-
colt pacing stakes did n<»t fill The 2- | rit0ry, M'ssourl, Nebraska, Michigan
year-old trot has the following colts i and Ontario. In the 2:35 pace, Du
entered from this county: Buth-
elmo, entered by Chlcaskia Valley
Stock Fainr, blackwel’; Council
Croft, Tom Grant, Newkirk; Red Mc-
Kinney, J. L. Pancoast, Blackwell,
and Wald, by J. F. Hankiu, Ponca
City.
The 3 year-o d trot have Alta
Horua, J. L Pancoast, Blackwell;
Joe Howard, Chas. Smith, Autwine;
Sallie M., Chlcaskia Valley Stock
Farm, Blackwell; Snow Heels, J. A.
French, Ponca City, and Joe Bowers,
F. A. McKee, Newkirk. Other colts
from Oklahoma, Kansast Missouri,
Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Colorado, n
fact the best lot of youngsters ever
entered at any meet outside of stale
fairs, and is a great feather for
Blackwell.
gan Grmbrel, Gambrel-Lady Smv-
ser, owned by J. M Maple, Blackwell;
Ed N.,Gambrel,owned by L. L Nich
ols, and Giftline, Onllne-Tolo, Chi-
caskia Valley Stock Farm. In 2:14
pace, we have Tracy Goldemar, King
Goldemar-Viola, W. H Blasdel, Ter-
timln 2:141, Jersey Wilkes-Sibyl,
Chicaskla Stock Farm. Blackwe'l,
and Gold Lace, Symboleer Happy
Union, J. A. French, Ponca City.
A BEAUTIFUL PLANT.
Anderson’s drug store was the
mecca for all flower lovers Monday
night of this week. Mrs. Stivers,
the florist, has a night blooming
Cereus of great size and age, and it
had eleven big blooms Monday night.
The plant still contains a number of
buds, hut it will not soon have an-
UNUSUAL CHOI OF BERRIES
Geo. Hines, city clerk, was up
town Monday of this week exhibit-
ing a well perfected ripe strawberry
as a sample of the second crop this
year th«t tils vines have borne, and
of course was exhorting long and
loud on the wonderful fertility of
Oklahoma soil, etc. Many of his
auditors admitted that they had
never seen nr heard of anything to
equal It, but as usual there were a
few knockers. Dr. lkeid told of a
variety that was common in Indiana
when he was a boy, that fruited
every month in the year. In the
winter they used snow for a mulch-
ing and the red ripe strawberries on
top of the snow were Just too pretty
Postmaster John K.
other lot like those of Monday night.
It was a beautiful sight and those ' for anything,
who visited the store felt amply r*. Tate remembered hearing of a var-
paid, as It is only occasionally that iety back In Tennessee that grew In
one sees such a sight. clusters like a bunch of grapes; thsy
grew wild on the hills and had a
delicious flavor. When pressed for
location the postmaster admitted
that they were generally found In
close proximity to a still and that
fact might possibly account for the
flavor and the story regarding them.
Of course any Kansas would not be
worthy the name who would take a
back seat tor Indiana or Tennessee
and as there were several of them In
the crowd, as is not unusual in Okla-
homa crowds, John Crawford spoke
up and told of a sort they had up in
Cowley county, Kansas, in the early
days It was a dry weather berry
and ordinarily would produce fruit
the size of a walnut and the vines
could be kept inside of a town lot,
but when they had a wet spring as
they occasionally did, those vines
would get to running and the bsrries
to growing, and you could pick straw-
berries, ripe strawberries, strawberry
jam or strawberry preserves all off
the same vines. Of course where
the fruit fully ripened it was of
enormous size, and as the rainfall in-
creased with each year, they were
finally compelled to do away with
that sert, as It threatened to take
the whole country. Mr. Hines is
very loyal to Oklahoma, but like
many another good man, realized
that he made a grave error in telling
his story first, so quietly ate his
strawberry and wended his way to
the office.
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A» the quarterly session of the Ok-
lahoma Board of Pharmacy, held in
Guthrie, July 0, 12 out of a clast c< 22
were given certificates of registra-
tion; two certificates to assistants,
and 15 granted registration on diplo-
ma. Ben. G. Jones and John L. Fox
of Blackwell successfully passed the
examination and were granted cer-
tificates.
A postal card from W. S. Baird
asks that the Tlmes-Record be sent
him at Optima, Okla., as he has
moved there from Colorado Springs.
Mrs. Baird recently died while on a
visit to her sister in Wellington,
Kansas and was buried in that city.
Wyman shipped another car load
of produce this week, Wednesday,
composed of potatoes and summer
cabbage all home grown. Kansas was
the buyer.

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