The Daily Gazette. (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 92, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 22, 1901 Page: 3 of 4
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SMOKE "STILLWATER'S BEST" AND MAPLE LEAF HAND MADE CIGAR.
Fine wheat weather.
Are you jtoing to Guthrie?
Strawberries 6 cents a box at Bene-
Court is quite warm for some of the
Miss Knipe returned to Perkins this
Mrs. Brown of Ripley is visiting in
Mrs. Jane DuBois went to Pawnee
L. Schnedt, lalesman for a St. Louis
dry goods house was in the city today.
His territory which he travels is Okla-
homa and Texas. He says that in
many parts of Texas the green louse
has entirely killed the wheat, but in
other parti it will make a half average.
In Oklahoma, he stated, the wheat was
in fine condition. Hii mode of travel
acron country in many parts permits
him to make a good summary of the
crops, and in almost every place he hsB
been the oats are in poor shape and
the most of it ruined Cora is looking
well, yet it is very small for this time
of the year.
Wanted:—School, city or township
-warants. Call Ht this oiHce.
Cashier Koheu and wife came
from Perkins on the evening train.
Cash paid for second hand school
books at the Fair, South Main St.
Powell A Brown have had their new-
brick walk placed in front of the drug
When W. H Hand recetved his soda
fountain several days ago he found
that the top part of the fancy work
and mirrors was a second hand piece of
goods. Today the agent was in the
city and immediately had that part
taken down and shipped back to the
factory. He stated that it wae sent
here by mistake and the ptoper one
was Jssnt some place else. The foun-
Uin was entirely too swell to be set up
with the top that come with it and
when the other is received this will be
a handsome fountain. •
Swiler Bros, will place a new brick
walk in front of their grocery ana im-
Fair and warmer tonight and Thurs-
day is the foreeast received at this
office this morning.
The marble pillar* for the First Na-
tional Bank are now in readiness and
will soon be erected.
Mr. and Mrs- Joe Powell left yester-
day for North Carolina w here thej w ill
make an indefinite stay.
The national bank inspector is in the
city and Disking himself at home be-
hind the bars and with the books.
Mrs. Skinner ctn be found at Prof.
Stevens, and will do dressmaking at
her room or in families. (tf)
Swope. Johnston A Co. have issued
an illustrated book giving a descrip-
tion of Payne county and of their list-
Miss Kuth Burnett of Mendola, 111.,
arrived in tlu city this evening She
is here in the interest of the Advent-
ist church organization.
A free lecture will be given next
Sunday evening at the U. B. church by
Dr. Fisher, of Illinois, on the subject,
"The Man of Cialrloe." Everybody in-
C. E Millard who had been visiting
since yesterday with his brother and
family went to Oklahoma City this
murninK and from there he will go to
For Fire and Tornado
Insurance call cm W, J
Mrs. Mayginnis returned this morn
ing to her home in Mound Valley Kan
after a two weeks visit here with h
son l>r. X. W. Mayginnis and w ith I)r
1'. A. Mayginnis of Cushing.
Ed Davis who has been the proprie-
tor of the post office news stand has to
day packed his goods and will make ar-
rangements for a location of his busi-
ness in the future. At present ther*
will be no post office book store.
Homoeopathic physician. Nervous
troubles in all of their forms treated
Special attention given to the treat-
ment of ennsumption and positive
beneficial results guaranteed. Disea-
ses peculiar to women and their surgi-
al treatment. We have the largest
nd most complete electrical outfit
of Chicago and claim to be an ex-
pert in their medical application, X
Kay work done. tf
The city council is apparently up
against one very difficult proposition
and that is the solving of the proposi-
tion of town cows. Nearly two years
ago the council, in order to induce
property holders in the residence por-
tions of town to beautify their (places
passed an ordinance granting all prop
prty holders the privilege of uiing 25
feet of the street in front of their resi
deuces for parking purposes. Many of
our people took advantage of this op-
portunity to beautify their homes and
have planted trersand shrubbery on
this portion of the street. In order to
protect these young plants from dam-
age by stock runniug at large some of
our people fenced in the park reserves.
This aroused the ire of the eouncil and
it issued an edict that no fences should
he permitted beyond property lines.
Then cams up the perplexing question
of town cows. There are probably
more than a hundred of them which
are driven to end from pasture morn-
ing and eyeniag by some of the most
careless boys that ever lived. They
let the cows roam all over these culti-
vated spots without even noticing the
damage they do. The only protection
afforded property owners against these
invasions is such as they alTord them-
selves and under existing circum-
stances, the woman who docs not
stand out in the front yard mornings
and evenings armed with a broom stick
to drive away these brutal cows, has
no shrubbery in her front yard. The
council is now willing to come to the
relief of the ladies*>but they do not
seem to know how to begin. Sugges-
tions as to how to care for the town
cow and her driver are now in order.
A Loss To Bahntge-
About 5 o'clock this evening the
south side shelves of Behntge's store
took a tumble. Glassware, crocks,
cans, fruit, etc., broke crashed and
were entirely ruined. The loss to Mr.
Bahntge will be close to $500.
A New Building.
The old frame structures which were
occupied by Davis and Adams have
been moved from the lots and todsy
work was begun on the clearing of the
grooud ready for the foundation of a
two story brick building. Mr. Barne*,
the purchaser of the lots will, when the
building is erected, put in a full line of
clothing. This new building will be
another big help to that block and
with the exception of two frame build-
ings the block will be of brick entirely.
W. A. Hopkins vs. Eastern Okla. II.
II. Co., settled out of court; awarded
Clms. Jester vs Eastern Okla. It. R.
Co., settled out of court; damages $5u0.
F. M. Osborne vs. Eastern O&Ia. R.
R. Co., settled.
W. E. Johnson vs. Eastern Okla. R.
R. Co., settled.
Railroad right of way cases will be
settled this week.
Came Near Drowning.
Several boys went to the college pond
yesterday evening and during the
course of their sport one young fellow
by the name of Joe Lessart suddenly
took a cramp and began to sink. Two
of his companions tried hard for his
rescue but found that they could do
but very little. Arthur Tarr, who was
on the bank, at once dived in with bis
clothes on. and the three rescued Let
sart. He soon recovered and the boys,
although quite badly excited, are
thankful they came out safe.
Certainly Wrong On The Date.
The |Abilene (Kansas) Demoerat
notes the ease of a man who "twenty
years ago this spring ran away tain
school and went buffalo hunting," and
who is now an editorial writer on I
daily paper. It is difficult to determ
ine just what the Democrat is driving
at—whether it is attempting to point
the uselessness of education or the
depths of degration to whichn lad may
fall if he runs away from school—but
it is quite certain that so late t
twenty years ago the boy couldn
have slaughtered many buffalo.
At the meetings of the city council
now when th.-y come to "allowing
claims" in the regular order of business
this important item is just "passed up.
The city treasury is asdry as a powder
horn and the treasurer has gone off on
The brick work t fi the front of the
opera house is almost completed and
the roofing will begin at once. It is
thought by the contractors that the
brick work can be kept just ahead of
the carpenters anil that by-the time
the brick is laid the roofing will have
The other day one of Stillwater* lit-
tle boys went down to the creek fishing
and in a few minutes lie fell in. A man
near by, said, "Well, little fellow, how
came you to fall into the creek to
which the kid made answer, "D
you, I didn't coine to fall in. I cunie
Tuesday the city clerk received a tel-
egram from St. Louis conveying the
information that the special machinery
for the electric light plant had been
shipped. It will arrive here in a few
days and then it will be only a short
time until the city will 1* ready to
take oharge of this plant and relieve
Abarcromblc A Miller.
Last night the elerks of the city met
at the Red Men's hall and organized a
union and elseted their officers.
It is the object of this union to have
all stores close at a certain time in the
evening and to have a regular time of
It is met with favor by all the mer-
chants with but few exceptions and
should such a regulation be made it
would give the elerks and the mer-
chants themselves the evenings which,
through the summer months should be
The object of the union is good anu
every merchant should help this along
by consenting to close at the set time.
Just us much goods will be sold and
the sales would be just as equally di-
vided as if they kept open till 10 o'clock
or later. Several merchants have ex-
pressed themselves that they are per
fectly willing to do this, but should 00
per cent of them close and the other
Id per cent stay open it would un-
doubtedly split the entire arrange-
ment and tho balance would be re-
quired to do likewise and keep opon
doors as if to. freezo their neighbor
brol hers out.
Unions are good things if conduetad
right and this on* which has bean
formed is starting out on that plan.
For a City Hall.
The city council is now considering a
proposition to get funds necessary for
the erection of a city ball, from
' Building and Loan Association." The
city has a lot on Rast Ninth avenue
just one block from Main street
it is on this lot that the council pro-
poses to erect the building. Under
the terms proposed for getting the
funds the city will have to deed the
lot to the building assooiation or to
trustee who will erect the building and
charge a monthly rental fora period of
vears when the property is to become
the property of the city.
The figures submitted contemplate
the erection of a $"500 00 building, and
the terms offered are
$40 00 monthly for 112 months,
or 47 00 " " 84 "
or 52.50 " "72 "
Either one of these three proposition
moans the payment of nearly two dol
lars for each dollar borrowed, but
all the plans of payment extend over
number of years this is not particularly
bad. provided the city eventually gets
the property. Then again, there is no
particular advantage in a city buying
things on monthly payments. Practic-
ally all the revenue of the city comes
hi at two stilted times eueh year and
the eity might as well arrange for six
of these payments to come at once and
l>o done with it. The worst feature of
the whole transaction is the method of
doing business usually adopted by a
building and loan association. Under
the terms they usually adopt the bor-
rower gets no credit on his indebted-
ness for payments made but is credit-
ed on stoek of the company which may
and may not be all right at the maturi-
ty of his payments.
I have just rsceived a nice line of
HANNAN & SONS FINE SHOES.
<^s ^THEY ARE SWELL.
Call and see them. Also a
BROS MADE TO
OMER L. DUNN,
LHDI6S & CENTS'
is not the only har-l
binger of spring—[
there are others i
not so agreeable—j
Let me helpjyou
fight them this
year. Our prices on
are [down to bed;
rock, See them.
^ tvafc 6
and Oritorical Contest.
The most interesting event of
the year will be the Athletic Meet
and Oratorical Contest at Guthrie
on Friday, May 24th.
A determined effort will be made
on the part of the other colleges
to take from Stillwater the cup
which she now holds for superior-
ty in athletic sports, and just as
determined a one to hold it.
Patronize Home In-
dustry and smoke
Stillwater's Best and
Maple Leaf hand made
Cigars. They are pro-
nounced the best on
The round trip to Guthrip will cost $1.51.
The train will start at the regular time in
the morning and a special train will return
from Guthrie the same night. Two hun-
dred tickets had to be pledged in order to
secure these rates, and the college boys ask
the citizens of Stillwater to turn out in force.
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Griffin, Lester I. The Daily Gazette. (Stillwater, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 92, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 22, 1901, newspaper, May 22, 1901; Stillwater, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc117335/m1/3/: accessed June 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.