The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 29, 1902 Page: 11 of 14
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THE: CHANHL1R NEWS: THUKSDAY, MAY 29, 1V02.
JIM HARRISON KILLbb.
Well Known Saloon Man Shot Last Fri-
day Morning: by a Section Hand.
FTrid13/ moving, a little before one
0 clock, J. M. Harrison was shot by Sam
Riggs, section hand.
A few days before, Riggs, accompanied by
a man named Russell, visited Harrison's
saloon at the corner of Manvel avenue and
1 enth street and tried to short-change Har-
rison s boy, who was left in charge while
he went to breakfast, over which Harrison
ni^J ft8-88 o 3 d'SpUte later" Thursday
night Riggs, Russell and a third man were
behaving in a very disorderly manner about
town. About midnight, Harrison and a man
amed Noble, who is connected with the
Legal Tender restaurant, were returning
from the south part of town and met Riggs
and his crowd near Schlegel's saloon. Thev
began to abuse Harrison, and it is said that
one of them drew a knife on him, and that
Harrison took the knife away from the fel-
m k? Lknocked him down. Harrison and
Noble then came on up the street, and us
they stood talking with Nightwatchman
Spencer in front of Hitter's saloon, Riegs
and Russell came along and began the use
of vile and abusive language, most of whieh
was directed at Harrison. Harrison started
atter them, calling to them to stop, and just
after they had turned east on Ninth street,
when Harrison was in the street between
the feuquay and Frazier buildings, one of
the men turned and fired a sh"t, the bullet
striking Harrison on the head, above and to
the left ot his left eye. He tell at once to
the ground, unconscious, and his assailants
tied. • «
Noble, who was following a tew feet be-
lIj^ ^arr*son> picked up tlie wouifded man,
and George Bateman, who rooms in the
Feuquay building, and Paul Winterstein, of
the Leader Grocery, hearing the shot,
assisted in carrying him to the Leader Gro-
cery, where Dr. W. G. Bisbee, -examined
and dressed the wound before Harrison was
taken home. In the meantime ^ightwatch-
man Spencer had captured. Russell, and
othcers were soon scouring tue country in
search of Riggs, who was captured Saturday
morning at tne hofae of John Martin, six
miles southeast of to vn. #
^ Russtiii claims that he did not know tha^
Riggs had a gun and that, in fact, he was
too drunk to know much o. anything at fhe
time. He says Riggs was the one tired tne
shof. K-i^gs ^ about 22 or 23 yea ft old.
The weapon with wh.ch tJie shooting was
done was a 44 caiibre Winchester rifle, be-
longing to fa section hand .vho works for
Foreman McMains and lives in a tent near
the section house. It is said that atter the
encounter with Noble and Harrison near
Schlegei's s.iloon Riggs went^and got the
gun, taking it wituout permission.
Harrison lived until Monday noon. He
was buried Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Gid-
dens, ot the ^christian church, conducting
the tuneral services, and tne order ot Red
Men, of which the deceased was a member,
assisting. Mr. Harrison came here about
two years ago, and has beuii very popular on
account of his generous, friendly nature.
,He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter.
Notice is hereby giv^n to ail householders
in. the city pt Chandler to' clean up and
abate all nuisances orr their premises.
All hog pens must be removed from the
city by tne Sth uay of June. •
Later on an inspection from house to
house will be made.* It is hoped, However,
thjt our citizens will take pride in doing all
in their power to make chandler a good
place to live in and that no prosecutions will
tie necessary to enfore the sanitary laws.
F. G. Ellis, M. D.
Health officer for Lincoln county.
May 26, I9J2.t
Morpfiine ana whiskey habits treated at
Dillard sanitarium, Stillwater, O. T. •
j. O. LAY,
Will Sell Anything, Anywhere
at Any lime.
FARM SALES A SPECIALTY
Kkpriikncks: Hunk of ii oilman. Charles iv
t onk in. V'tiuwUer; llunk 'oriuu rt;e. Miil-
v\ uto*: i3uuU j. U p: . . .< .. kuh ui*4
genuine "Cil fainting free!
. Until July 31st 1902,
XCith Purchases Amounting to $10.
When the amount of $10.00 is traded out in our
* store, a Genuine Oil Painting, 18x30 inches (on
canvass) will be given free. Samples of these
pictures are now on exhibition at our store.
3his Preposition will be Withdrawn fluli( 31,1902.
New York Store.
Takes It Back.
John M. Hale, ,
David F. Hopkins, Chas. A. Tilghman,
The Chandler National Bank.
I ()1:S A (1HNHRAL BANKING liUSINKSS.
Aggre^at:: reapo.isibility of stockholder?), 00.00, You' pan onajre
ho! iciteil. •
Dick Morgan IJere. *
Dick T. Morgan, of El Reno, was here
Tuesday casing rfpon friends in the interest
of his candidacy for the republican con-
gressional nomination. He feels pleased
with the prospects for his success, and is
confident tl^it the republican nominee,.who-
ever he,may be, will be *F!yp.n'% successor.
Mr. Morgan is one of the most successful
attorneys in the territory in fact it is doubt-
ful whether there is another lawyer whose
practice has been so large as Mr. Morgan's.
He is a man of excellent character and
ability and possesses a very wide acquaint-
ance. He is a loyal, working republican,
and as president ot 'ths free homes ieague
he gave freely of his time'and money to
promote the interests of the great cause at
a tima> when most politicians and thought it
an idie effort. Th°ere is no question as to
Morgan being one of the strong candidates,
and he has a. great many friends in this
The new pastor will preach at the Pres-
j byteria'n church next Sunday.
For a good job take your watch to Erwin.
All kinds of printing—News office.
Little classics at P. O. Bookstore.
Gift books at P. 0. Bookstore.
The Stroud Star, realizing after mature
deliberation that it had made a very silly
mistake in assisting to spread Sheriff Tilgh-
man's doctrine that money appropriated by
the territorial legislature does not come out
of the taxpayers' pockets, explained last
week that it was sorry that it had got its
wires crossed and made a misstatement.
We* do not doubt that it is, particularly in!,, °aij" * i ,
view of the fact that the attempted decep- I Ol'ilt'l' l'j 1 < ' V < ' II I I! SI I'dfl AljIUVt'l A V''
tion was exposed. The Star did not offer j . ,
any explanation or correction until the^arti-
cle had appeared.in The News calling at-
tention to the absurdity of the proposition j
tha"l money in the terriWifial treasuiy does ,
not come from the pockets of tlie taxpayers.
It does not now deny that the sheriff said so,
but says "he meant" something else, and
then launches into an elaborate defense ot
the System of offering rewards for the arrest
of criminals. The News has not under-
taken to discuss this question yet, and we
decline to ha've attention jdrawn away from
the real issue, viz: that the $600 that
Sheriff Tilghman receiver^ for his effort? in
arresting and prosecting the t\yo women, j
Conrey and Howland, did come out. of the
taxpayjrsl pockets and was in addition to
the fees paid the sheriff by the county for
his services. The Star now admits that this
Come here for your base ball goods. Our
stock waS selected just as carefully as
•though we had to please the most- critical
of professional players. Our line is un-
usually complete—everything from the
cheapest to the best. To'select from a
stock like ours and at prices like ours will
place you in a good mood for enjoying the
A. D. WRIGHT'S
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Gilstrap, H. B. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 29, 1902, newspaper, May 29, 1902; Chandler, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc117577/m1/11/?rotate=270: accessed May 8, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.