The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 6, 1902 Page: 2 of 14

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Planting Season is Here
Needs no recommendation. It has no equal and reoom-
mends itself. Especially adapted to Lincoln county farms.
To Buy the Canton is to be Satisfied.
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Posstively the best cultivators made—they have no equals in
the world—to use them once is to use no other in the future.
Celebrated Bain, Mitchell, and Schuttler Wagons.
Hand-Made Harness - Harness Repairing a Specialty.
Farm Machinery, Bug-
gies, Wagons, Harness
Opposite Post Office
Chandler, Oklahoma.
For a town of 3,000 inhabitants# Chandler
has a weekly pay roll of iry?n employed in
the city that is a little surprising to the un- J
initiated. There is not an idle man in the j
city, and each one is working in some line
of business that produces something.
Counting only those employed in the man-
ufacturing plants of the city the weekly pay
roll is over $2,000 - or to be exact, $2,200.
But this list does not include the smaller in-
stitutions where the owners are doing their
own work, with the employment of addi-
t onal assistants when there is a rush of
business, nor the great army of clerks,
printers, bookkeepers, stenographers, and
the hundreds of others necessary in a wide-
awake business city.
At the Chandler pressed brick plant sixty-
two men are employed, drawing $750 weekly.
"At the Cotton Seed Oil Co's. plant sixty >
n,en are on the pay roll during the busy I
season, drawing upward of $500 weekly.
At the Owens cotton gin and teed mill
twenty-five men are required during the
season, drawing $250 wefkly.
The new ice plant will employ from four
to six men at a weekly stipend of from $45
to $60.
The Lincoln county flour, mill employs
four men at a weekly salary of $42 a week,
and the gin in connection employs six men
at a weekly payment ot $70.
The round bale gin employs thirty men,
paying out $300 weekly.
The Foster cigar factory employs eight
skilled men and three strippers, and the
weekly pay roll averages $111.
Five years ago Chandler had a population
of 500 and its chief industry was one cotton
gin, employing four men otfa weekly pay
roll of $60. Three years ago there was a
gradual increase, but within the last two
years the pay roll of the city has grown
rapidly, and the future holds promise of
equally af great increase in the next two
years nor is the future limited to two years
or any other number of years. The coming
of a cotton manufactory, a packing- house, a
cloth manufacturing plant, a tile shingle in-
dusty, two large machine shops, an immense
bariel factory for supplying the needs of the
apple shipping industry, a canning factory,
the machine shops of the Choctaw railroad,
and the many other industries that naturally
drift to a growing western town, will make^
Chandler the greatest city in Oklahoma.
When the twin territories are admitted to
statehood Chandler will be the capital city.
It cannot be otherwise, as Oklahoma and
the Indian country will be united in asking
it,-for it is the geographical center as well
as the most accessible point.
Business lots that three years ago sold at
$50 are now valued at $150. Three years
hence they will sell readily at $600 and con-
tinue to advance. Residence lots that three
years ago went begging at $25 are now in
demand at $75 and $100. Three years
hence they will find ready purchasers at
$500. 'Farm land that three years ago sold
for $1,000 now brings $2,500 and raises
$1,600 a year in cotton alone.
Does any reasonable man believe that
such low prices can long prevail in such a
productive country? Could the opportunity
for safe investment be better? Even if lots
or farm land are bought simply to hold for
advance without improvement, the invest-
ment will pay better interest than any other,
as it is as safe as government bonds. The
main thing for those residing here to guard
against while these remarkable bargains
exist is the formation of land buying trusts
and syndicates, as they will retard the
growth ot the country. The more men in-
terested financially in the growth of the city
and county, the greater will be the prosperity
of all.
Court House Wedding. Another Grading: Crew.
Orra Betz and Miss Millie Boxley were Another Choctaw grading crt w came in
united in marriage Monday by the probate from Oklahoma City Saturday evening and
judge in his office. The happy young couple remained in the city until Tuesday morning,
are from near Elba, this county, and the They are with Johnson Bros. & Faught, and
groom is a cousin of County Attorney begun their work three miles out from town
Not Desperate Burglars.*
An amusing story is told on a popular i
young storekeeper in Chandler. It happened
last Saturday night, or rather at 1 o4'clock
Sunday morning. The young merchant
sleeps in the rear of his store and at the
witching hour when churchyards yawn and i
graves give forth their dead there came a |
frightful rattling at his frsont door. •
The young man awoke with a start.
Rattle, rattle, rattle went the front door.
With visions of burglars and gory sequel he
climbed out of bed and hurried into his
clothes. Grasping a stubby six-shooter he
prepared to defend his property and with life.
Seeing the back door was unguarded by
the midnight marauders, the young man
made a hasty r^reat and ran to a'nearby
saloon, which was closed to customers but
the bartender was still there scrubbing out.
The bartender thought he had a crazy man
to deal with when the young man, half
clothed and swinging his revolver, rushed
intoo the open door. In self-defense the
saloon man drew his gun. Explanations
followed and the saloon was closed while the
scrubbing out crew formed *a body guard to
capture the burglars. I^efore reaching the
store they met Marshal Warren, who told
the young merchant some persons were up
at his store wanting to get in to buy some
burial clothes for.a young lady who had just
died in the country.
It took all the profits off that sale to bribe
the saloon men into silence^ and still the
story got out.
To Cantaloupe Growers.
I wish to announce that I will again be in
the market this year for cantaloupes, and
1 will pay the highest market price for all I
can get that are suitable for shipping. I
will be able to supply the best of seed to
all who desire to plant cantaloupes.
I will aiso tie able to pay a good price for
all the EARLY potatoes that are brought to me.
See me at Frisco depot.
F. J. Weymouth.
The Meyrick collar, one of the famous
Cluett brand, made to sell at 20c will be
sold at 10c for one week at Chipley Bros.,
to introduce them to the gentlemen of
Capt. A. A. Beasler and Postmaster T.
! D. Craddock were over Wellston last Friday.
Look at the pictures at P. O. Bookstore
Judge Decker's Exerience In Getting Rid
of a Postoffice.
Apropos of the troubles of some Oklahoma
postmasters in getting charge of their offices
which has become proverbial--comes an
amusing story of how one man had trouble
in getting rit^ of ? postmastership.
Judge Decker, of this city, than whom
there is no jollier man living, once secured
the appointment as postmaster at the little
town of Harvey in this county." As Chan-
dler began to grov\ the farmers began to do
all their trading here, the Harvey postoffice
business began falling off in proportion,
until it was non-supporting. •
The jutfge wanted to move to Chatidier
to practice law, but he could not do so with-
out sticking his bondsmen as postmaster.
He sent in his resignation time and time
again without avail. Finally he had about*
i completed all arrangements for having the
office discontinued and all that was needed
j to make the thing go through was the en-
dorsement of Congressman Flynn.
In high glee the judge wrote to Mr.
Flynn, explaining the situation, but in some
way his letter was misconstrued, and Mr.
Flynn replied that it gave him great pleasure
to state that he had stopped the proceedings
for discontinuance and Judge Decker shoald
have the office just as long as he wanted it.
The judge was in despair, but his office was
finally discontinued and he cam^ to Chandler.
Suing Victor Baptist Church.
Marioa'Hallock has filed suit agiinst L.
W„ Perkins and James Riley, as trusiees of
Victor Baptist church (colored) of Chandler,
j for possession of the lot on which the church
stands, claiming the title has never passed
i from him and that the church never had a
1 title to the lot. He further ailegfs that the
{ church is not a corporate body and is not a
body capable of holding real estate.
E. T. Heuston, of Flynn, was in Chan-
dler Friday. He said that Callahan's grad-
ing outfit had moved away from Cushing.
J. W. Caldwell, of Mitcheli, was in town
last Thursday. He repoited the "Katy"
surveyors at work near his place.
Private money to loan on farms. See me
for rates. A- E. Ro^s.

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Gilstrap, H. B. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 6, 1902, newspaper, March 6, 1902; Chandler, Oklahoma. ( accessed April 12, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History,; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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