The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 24, 1902 Page: 3 of 10
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THE CHANDLER NEWS: HiUiRDAY. APRIL 24, 1902.
CHANDLER MAY GET ALL
Three New' Railroads in Lincoln
County That May Build Into this
City.—Many Rumors Afloat.
NOTHING DEFINITE IN SIGHT.
The railroad outlook in Chandler is get-
ting more indefinite even than it was last
week. An order has been sent stopping
the right-of-way men of the Choctaw from
i further work southeast of Chandler, but tfie
graders have received no word of discontin-
uance"and work is progressing even more
rapidly than before the sale of the Choctaw
to the Rock Island road. The Chandler di-
vision on the Choctaw road was not included
in the sale to tlie Rock Island, hence is not
affect'd at pjesent. Between tki> city and
Guthrie the right-of-way is complete, ex-
cept one or two small lapses and graders are
at work every few miles hetween the two
cities. On the southeast are a number of
. crews. The -right-of-way nas been com-
pleted on the southeast as far as the Santa
At the present writing it seems certain
the Choctaw road wili be built from some
point on the southeast through Chandler to
Guthrie. Mr. McL'pud, general solicitor of
the Choctaw, has given it out officially that
the Chandler branch is to be built. What-
ever resu ts may accrue f;rom the "Rock
Island purchase, this much is certain, if
that roadjioes not buy the Chandler branch
some other rjad will and this city will
pet the benefit of a lother railroad from that
FT. SMITH & WESTERN RUMORS.
The Ft. Smith & Western has been
"shown the advantages of building into
Chandler so persistently and so much pres-
sure has been brought to bear upon the
man gers in the interests of Chandler that
a tepresentative of th it road has been or-
dered to visit this city and consult with the
commercial club in regard to building the line
through Chandler. If sufficient encourage-
ment is given there will be no difficulty in
securing this road. But it is going to cost
money. No raiiroad will build into Chand-
ler without a big bonus. The uncertainty
ot th- Choctaw makes it necessary Jo make,
an extra effort in behalf of the Ft. Smith &
MORE SANTA FE RUMORS.
The rumor that the Santa Fe is going to
change its survey and come into Chandler
has again been reviveed. A prominent at-,
forney of this city gives it out that he has
had a consifltatipn with the managers of,the
Santa Fe extens on and it was told him the
road would likely build into Chandler. He
says it was inferred by him from what was
told him that the Santa Fe had an idea of
running into Chandler and using the Choc-
taw road for an outlet. This, of course, is
not announced officially, but is simply an
inference which may have something sub-
stantial behind it.
TIMF. FOR WATCHFULNESS.
The situation is so indefinite nothing tan-
gible can be made out of it at present. But
one thing is certain, if Chandler would take
advantage of the situation and make the
most that can be made of it the city must
watch and act harmoniously when the time
for action comes. Personalities must be
laid aside and all work in' harmony. Noth-
ing can succeed in landing these opportuni-
ties as satisfactorily as a live commercial
club. The few men trying to hold that or-
ganization together must have assistance. It
is asking too much of them to make them
shoulder the entire responsibility. It is just
as much to the interest of one man as* it is
to another to build up Chandler.
If it wasn't forborne of these progressive
men Chandler woula oe in a pretty fix, now
wouldn't it? What can one individual ac-
complish? What can unass'sted effort
amount to? Is there one single reason why
every business and professional man should
not join the commercial cluD and take an
active part, instead ot holding back, holding
back, declaring this fellow and'that fellow
is going to mak-' something out of a trans-
action? What if some Chandler man does
make a little money out of a railroad corpo-
ration? He will spend it in Chandler and
make the town just that much better off.
There is enterprise enough in Chandler
to build# an air line to the north pole if it
was united in harmonious action. It is in-
dividual selfishness that is holding the town
back. Everyone wants to make the town
proper, attract capital and enhance his in-
vestments. There isn't a man in the city
who would not like to do something to m ike
his property double in value. But these
same men are the very ones who are refus-
ing^he oni^f means which will accomplish
that end. They will not go into the com-
mercial club and they say mean things
about the men who are making every pos-
sible effort to [ ush the city.
It is time to throw off thi. lethargy. Get
together, push, join the twentieih century
men who are tr)ing to do something. Then (
if you fail you will n w you have done
your part like a man. If you do not do
this the enterprising men here will after a
time tire of such slow company and will I
leave you to slumber on in quiet restfulness.
Your children will grow np to speak bitterly
of the lost opportunities and your grand-
children will point their children back to
the fogy business methods of their sires
which left them a mere pittance when a
fortune could have been made.
Awake, arise, get together and—push!
Trust Us with Your Shoe Trade
We do all we promise. We sell shoes that
are trustworthy and that equal all that we
say for them.
♦ • •
Our High Grade Shoes at Medium l'riees
are pleasing many critical customers—
best shoes for men, women and children
* « *
at Lowest Prices.
Our Motto:—Quick Sales and Small Profits
. Frank's Cash Store
Do You Wanl Harness at Cost?
Come and Get .Them
DO YOU WANT
John .Deere. Implements'
At what they are worth?
Do'You Want Sludebaker Wagons
At What Thev Are Worth?
Don't* piy out your money for gab.
Pay it for^the goods.
I HAVE GOT THEM.
C. A. FILTSCH
1 A $60
isvj Sewing Machine
So be Sweti ylwai(
By The Boston Store
Tickets Given with
Every 50c Purchase.
The hour* is at hand when the whole future
of Chandler is at stake. To slumber now
is wantoh disregard ol the future. Get into
the commercial club and do something your-
self. You are needed. Unborn generations j
call out to you to do something. The inter-
ests of your families demand that you do
something. Your own business judgment !
! cries out to you in your'inner soul to^ do j
Don'f let another week go by without
adding your name and your presence to the
commercial club. Get.in.with the men who
are at woik. If you have a kick\o make
join the commercial club and do your kick-
ing. If you are suspicious that some fellow
is going to make, a do.lar you can't get hold
of join the commercial cluh and g^t a ma-
jority vote to make him divide. You can't
i do anything single-handed. Get in with the
pushers and push a little yourself.
Hi.w to Train Tomatoes.
Editor News: The season for planting
tomato'cs is near at hand and as there, are
some lovers of this* delicious fruit who de-
i sire to know as much as possible about how
to train them successfully, I will give my
plans for small gardens as follows:
When.the plants are ready for the garden
: make a considerable hill of very rich 'soil,
or a compost ot two-thirds chip manure and
one-third chicken manure.
After the hi.1 is made drive a stake 6 feet
long near the cen'er of it4 Set the plant
near it as it will require training. It will
immediately begin to throw out side shoots
just above each leaf. These must be cut
off and th n the pant will grow vigorously.
' As the plant grows tie it to th^ stake and as
ea. K stem appears in the axle cut it off and
keep on tying. The first bearing branch
comes directly from the body of the plant.
Remember that this trimming must be con-
tinued as long as the plant hears.
Thus trained the fruit is superior in size
! and flavor, besides being less liable to rot
and drop off. A Gardner.
Among the new residences now in course
| of construction is one for B. W. Buck on
1 Allison avenue, and one for W. I. Turner
in East Chandler.
BANISHED TO. OKLAHOMA.
Peculiar Sentence bv an Illinois Judjre
Victim is Satisfied with it.
The Ponca City Democrat tells the fol-
lowing remarkable story of a man in that
city who was banishjd by an Illinois judge
and ordered to live in Oklahoma:
This pefson is James Briley who is well '
known in Kay county. Briley a vic-
tim of the whitecappers at Rossville, Illi-
nois several years ago and was horribly
treated. He afterward met and killed a
man by the'nant** ot Singleton,who w.is one
of the men who tied him to a barbed wire
fence and lashed him till the blood ran
down his back and filled his shoes. He was
tried twice and each time the jury failed to
convict him. .The third trial resulted in
another hung jury with only one vote for
Briley was then persuaded to accept ban-
ishment to Oklahoma for his'release. He
expects to return again to his old home and
get an acquittal, when he will come back to
Oklahoma to make a permanent residence.
Briley rightfully claims to be an Ameii-
can citizen entitled to luc .my place he sees
fit, that he has a light to a trial and if 4(
quitted he has a right to go anywhere in
the United States and that banishment is a
thing to which an American citizen should
not tie compelled to surtmit U sound too
much like living under the despotic rule of
Passed Into Rest.
After a lingering illness of many months
Mrs. Julia Bywaters passed away Sunday
i night at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Thomas Tipton. The funeral was held
Monday afternoon'at the residence'conduct-
ed by the Rev. Mr. Bilbro, and inturu.ent
was made in Oak Park cemetery.
Mrs. Bywaters was 82 years of and
w.is an active member of the Baptist church
for trianv years. Her tender, loving nature
made her many true friends who will re-
gret her absence from among them. She
leaves two children, George Bywaters, liv-
ing on East Seventh street and Mrs. Tipton
living in East Chandler.
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Gilstrap, H. B. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 24, 1902, newspaper, April 24, 1902; Chandler, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc117567/m1/3/: accessed November 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.