The Western World. (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 4, 1903 Page: 2 of 8
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Our Ardmore Advertisers
For All Ice Cold and Territorial drinks, Icc Cream and Can-
dies. Good order and polite attention to a . —^ist Main St.
MRS. MAMIE CRISS.
Call at the Cosmopolitan
For Icc Cream and Cold Soda and Dr. Pepper's, from
both Fountain and Bottle, and Lunch according at Ma-
sonic Hall, burton St. - *-*-- -* *• • •*
W. M. BRACKWAY & CHAS. CROOMES, Props. Ardmore, I. T.
EIGHT HVNDRED MILES OF
SOUTH AFRICA LAID WASTE
From Beaufort West to Johannesburg, Desolation
Marked Where Boer and Briton Grappled in Death
Struggle Rebuilding of the Country Rapidly Going
Eight hundred mllea of battlefields ! with white stones, and in the center
lu PII almost straight line from Beau- a mound bearing the device of the
fori west of Johannesburg. Yet thla \ regiment to which the lonely little
CLEARVIEW, I. T.
Famous Orchestra Trio,
Groner, Smith and Baneer.
Singing all the latest Palhctic Ballads and Coon Songs of today.
E. W. GRONER, Mgr. Permanent Address, ARDMORE, I. T.
South Indian Territory
Aadmore Indian Ter.
Edited by Rev. S. M. C. Davis,
Hut 1*4, Ardmore, I. T.
Mrs. Jennie Russell left for Berwyn
Rev. P. R. Neil is visiling Muskogee
daring the territorial convention and
commencement of San go Baptist col-
Mrs. M. E. Croomes has retnmed
home from Ladonin, Texas, where she
ba been visiting her sister the past
Rev. G. W. Hall, ot tferwyu preached
the Women's Mission termou at First
Baptist chnrch Sunday night.
Dr. J. T. M. Linsey of Beaumont,
Texas, is attending U. 8. coort hore as
as a witness.
Revs. J. E. McCurdy, of Atoka, C. R.
Tucker, presiding elder of Atoka dis-
trict, and J. E. Toomes of South Mc-
Alester, attended the district confer-
ence here last week.
Mary and Fannie McCain sjient Sun-
day in our city enroute home from
the Langston University.
Miss Callie Barrett, who resits in
Guthrie, is visiting her relatives in our
city. While here she will read the
Give your sup]>ort to those who ad-
vertise through the Western World.
Mrs. Eflie Kelley, Mrs. l.aura Red-
man, Miss Mattie Davis, Mrs. Lucy
Taylor and Mr. Robert Allen who were
on the sick list are up.
Mrs. Matilda Fields did secure her
divorce and she feels perfectly satisfied,
but from the way things are going the
bells will soon ring.
The ladies' club number one turn
islieil sufficient funds Thursday to
fence in our colored cemetery.
The city of Coalgate is in mourn-
ing for our pastor, Kev. II. Ander-
son, for he won't slay lit his home
church long enough to say grace.
And the members are so wicked. If
Uod should call judgment there
would not be standing room in hell
for the sinners. Pray for us.
Mrs. A. Parker made u flying trip
to Phillips Sunday to see her friend,
Mrs. A. J. Franks was taken very
sick with h chill.
Mr. John Wa'le is suffering with
u severe cold.
Mrs. Fannie t'oak will leave for
Pueblo, ("olo., soon.
The funeral of Mr. K. J. Gran took
place from the home of Mr. A
Walker Friday, May 15th.
Miss Edna Woodley and Miss Ger-
trude Adhott of South McAlester,
I. T., are visiting Mrs. Willie Price
E. I. FRANKS.
Is only one of (be three great lin<"4
aloes and between which the sthb-
boreest tights of modern days were
waged. As the Limited Mail pounded
and trundled on for two days anil
nights through the stricken fields
one's mind went back to the querulous
questionings of the armchair tacti-
cians at home as to when the war was
going to end. For the man who trav-
els from Capetown to Johannesburg I
with his eyes open, the wonder Is that |
it ever ended.
On the lower portions of the line
war has left few traces behind it. A I
blockhouse perched here and there |
about the stony heights of the Hex
river pass—whither the boldest of
Boer or rebel did not dare to venture
—a litter of bully-beef, biscuit tins, and
bottles marking a camping ground— I
that was all; for here Briton and Boer
had not. yet come to death grips.
But when the train has cleared the
mountains and is moving on with that
trotting gait peculiar to narrow-gauge |
railways across thi^Karroo, a long
range of hills rises Wi the left, and as
we swing past a little wayBide station
called Botha's Halt, a red cleft opens
about six miles away. It is one of the
many graves of reputations which the
war has left behind It, for Into that
death trap, scoutless and unsuspect-
ing, marched a convoy 250 strong. On
the plain below, by a little dark clump
of blue gums, are the graves of the 160
men whose wasted lives paid the pen-
alty of carelessness and incompe-
Presently a little octagonal, brown-
It is only when you have traveled at
a very respectable speed for fifty
hours or so through blockhouses,
fences, and cunningly devised net-
works of entanglements that you can
form any clear idea of the colossal
magnitude of the scheme which K. of
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This is a colored town situated in the heart of the Creek
Nation in the Indian Territory, on the Fort Smith & Western
railroad. It is the black belt of the West. In a beautiful valley,
with mountain scenery. The town has already begun, post-
office established, will] soon erect the Clearview Mountain
Academy. Lots'cheap. Plenty business. Address
WESTERN WORLD, C. C. SHARPE,
Oklahoma City^Okla. Clearview, I. T.
SAPFLPA, I. T.
Wholesale anil retail jewelry, dia-
monds and watches a specialty. Don't
buy cheap, inferior jewelry because
you haven't the cash to buy the best.
We'll trust you. It's cheaper to buy
good jewelry ami pay for it a little
at a time than to be forced to take
what your cash on Inind permits. Fse
your credit. Everybody does.
Address A. T. Thomas, lock box
921. Sapulpa. 1. T„ for particulars.
Please send 10 cents to help pay the
postage on catalogue.
Editor Western World :
The different railroads are about
to build u fine depot.
We cull oil the colored people to
stand uo for their rights. In our
city we have a number of young men
who stand oil the streets and smoke.
Too Much Praying.—1 see, Mr.
Editor, thai you say there is too
much praying. Well, we have not
enough praying over this way. 1 see
some one is giving the preachers the
devil. We say, give them h lie-
cause we have some bud ones over
Crops are noor at this writing.
Most of tile cotton will have to be
planted over again.
I shall publish a list of all who read
the World and refuses to pay for it. So
pay up this week and avoid being class-
ed as a paper bum.
All widowers and widows are request-
ed to meet at. the Mt. Zion Baptist
chnrch Monday night, June 8th, for the
purpose of effecting plans through
which our widows and orphans can be
cared for and other important busi-
Mrs. Lucy Taylor was elected to the
presidency of the Women's Mission so-
ciety of Mt. Zion. Monday. If the bos-
ses will follow, she will lead them to
To the Western World:
Rev. R. R. Breckenridge left for
his home at Hennessey Wednesday
morning after delivering an excel-
lent!" lecture here on Tuesday even-
ing. In spite of the bad weather,
quite a crowd was out.
Miss Juanita Bailey arrived here
from Blaine county Monday evening
A supper was given on Monday
evening at tile residence of Rev. W
M. Miner under the auspices of the
Baptist church, in honor of the
(Juite a number of the young peo-
ple met on Thursday evening at tlx
residence of Rev. and Mrs. S. L. Law-
son. where ti pleasant surprise wa>
tendered the Misses Harbec.
School closed on Friday. In tin
evening a program was witnessed
and enjoyed by a number of the par-
ents and friends of the children. Tin
scholars acquitted themselves very
creditably. An address was made
during the evening by Prof. Lind
(white) which was a leading featun
of the program.
F. L. B.
RKSOLFTIONS ADOPTED A
THE LANGSTON CONVENT. !
Langston, O. T., May 2, 1903.
We, the patrons of Langston Uni-
versity ami citizens of the Territory
of Oklahoma, having met and exam-
ined the work of Langston Univers-
ity under the management of Prof,
luman K. Page and hi- excellent
corps of teachers, are highly pleased
with what we have seen and are sat-
isfied with the present management.
Many of us having visited former
onunencoments, are convinced that
the school is making wonderful pro-
We therefore heartily recommend
that Langston U niversity continue
under its present management, know-
ing as we do that the institution is
being run on such high moral ground
and the pupils are being go well de-
veloped educationally, religiously
and morally, believe that the action
of continuing the present manage-
ment will lie for the good and liesr
interests of all the people of Okla-
We furthermore recommend that
a copy of tlieso recommendations he
presented to the board of regents of
Langston University and his excel-
lency, Gov. Ferguson.
JOHN ('. l.EFTWICH.
WILLIAM C. KING.
K. conceived, and the patient hands of
Mr. Atkins executed.
In Cape Colony the relics of war are
few and far between, and many a
farm that sheltered the enemy and
stood to him as an arsenal has es-
caped the fate it merited. In fact, I
only say one or two in ruins all the
way from Beaufort west to the Orange
river. But from thence onward you
may trace the red track of war from
end to end of the once smiling and
Just across the bridge a little to the
right, the blackened ruins of a big
farm house stand gaunt and silent
amid its groves of poplars and the
orchards on both sides of the little
stream that flows through what was
once a smiling oasis in the wilderness
of the veldt.
Hence for hundreds of miles you can
scarcely see a farm that is not de-
serted, or a house that Is not roofless
The country for 100 miles south of
Johannesburg is an absolute wider-
ness, tenanted only by ragged Kaffirs,
mangy dogs and mobs of forlorn
horses, mules and donkeys, turned
|oose to rest and feed or starve and
die as the remains of their strength
may determine—and the asvogels
wheeling watchfully above them, wait-
ing for some poor starving brute, too
weak to feed, to sink on to its kne«e
and roll over.
u-alled, grey-roofed structure, sur-
rounded by a mound of red earth,
looms up ahead to the right. It drops
behind, and another rises to the left,
and now mile after mile, hour after
hour, and day after day, they will
succeed each other as interminably
as the endless lines of barbed wire on
either hand—for now we have entered
that mighty web which the patient
genius of K. of K. slowly spun round
the feet of the elusive Boer, till at
last, tripped, entangled, and coruered,
he had to own himself beaten.
There are few out of all the thou-
OUU VISIT TO LANGSTON
We spent a pleasant tune at the
commencement tit Langston Univers-
ity. The commencement was n high
social feature as well as an intellect-
A woman Is never so lonely as whet-
she knows a secret and has no one tc
tell It to.
The average married man wouli*
rather move than go through a siegi
I of bousecleaning.
sands of these tiny fortresses that do
not mark the center of some nameless
little battlefield, and every here and
there you may see proof of this in
the pebble-ringed mounds beside them,
nameless as the tight In which the
■deeper below gave his life for bit
country. Near some of them ar th«
rsmalns of gardens, the paths marked
It was here that the long-pent-up
fury of Mr. Atkins was finally let
loose: here that the disasters and dis-
graces of Spion Kop, Nicholson's Nek,
Colenso and Magersfonteln wera
wiped out in blood and fire. Every
night as the demoralized Boers sought
refuge and a little breathing space In
the hills, they looked back and saw
miles of fire marking where their
crops and homesteads bad been twen-
ty-fouf hours before. Only a single
house In all the hundred miles was
left unburnt, and that was saved by
the prayers and tears ot a newly
Those who saw It tell me that that
hundred-mlie-sweeplng hurricane of
shot and shell, bullet and steel, flame
and furious vengeance, was the moat
terrible spectacle in all the war.
Would that. In some prophetic vision,
It might have been beheld four years
ago by the men whose greed and am-
bition made It the ghastly necessity
that it was.
But the coming of peace has stirred
to new energy both Boer and Briton,
and the development of the devas-
tated country Is proceeding with re-
markable speed. Soon the restocked
farms will have the aspect of happi-
ness and prosperity they wore before
the flood of war swept them bare.
With the tide of Immigration that in-
evitably will set In when the territory
has been put In order, a new era will
begin, and the foundations will be laid
for the great republic which It la
South Africa's destiny to become.
Our Illustrations show three of the
orlnclpal buildings In the city of Pre-
toria. The Dutch church is the one
In which exl'resldent Kruger wor-
Cuba Buys Her Furniture Hera.
TLg furniture used In Cuba la large-
ly th« United Statea.
Special Clothing Sale
THIS WEEK AT THE
Misfit Clothing Parlor
We have put on sale some
nobby patterns in $12.50,
$15 and $16 suits for $10
I HIS WEEK ONLY
Big line of up-to-date shoes
and hats just received.
Prices right on everything.
Misfit Clothing Parlor
THE - LACY - HOUSE.
Nice beds and meals at all hours
Things kept First class. Strictly up
to date. Rates very reasonable.
Phone 268. - - Mrs. S. A. Lacy, Prop.
^1^) "West Second St.
The Modern Hair Straightener and
Agents Supplies. Jiddress..
J. J. SMITH & CO.,
WHEN in Chandler, 0. T., caP
and see your Tall and VVintet
Dry Goods and Millinery
Sole Agent for the Celebrated Long ley Men'
Crossett's $7.50, $3.00, $4.00 and $5.00 Men^
The Celebrated Queen Quality Ladles' S3.01
Clapp Building. Chandler, Oklahoma
A. D. WRIGHT,
Drugs, Paints, Oils,
Glass, Wall Paper,
Books, Stationery, Toilet Jtrticles, Etc.
yovjwantjtojbvy good lots Jon 'easy terms see
J. W. SHARPE, 9] West Grand Avenue •• •*
II yov want to pay of! your Mortgage see
J. W. SHARPE, World's Office
I will get you a Loan on your
Farm or City Property. Write
me, No. 9 1-2 Grand Avenue.
See Sharpe and Stop Rent.
1 will Rent your property or Sell it
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Leftwich, John C. The Western World. (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 4, 1903, newspaper, June 4, 1903; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc125828/m1/2/: accessed July 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.