The Western World. (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1903 Page: 4 of 8
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Bnad Lawyer Harrison'h ft<l.
Prof. W M. Suiter sponfc iioveral days
| in towu.
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA
Mia Months ....
Thro* Months _
Dr. Chism spent last Sunday
Deep Fork. He reports a grant time,
a Koo<l dinner and plenty of pretty
** Miss Bradley, of Deep Fork, 1b needed
•• ** in the city very badly.
I at tho P*9tf>jj\o at Oklahowm City
i mo«m4 oha .t mmil matttr.
| JOHN 0. LEFTWIOH
JOHN W. CAPERS.
Local Noticks of «vtj dMoriptlon, on«
t p«r word for th first insertion, and on*-
' o«it p«r word for «ach HubtteQueni >n*er-
Diiplat Adtzrttbino at the rate of fiO conta
Klnoh. Mingle column, T5 oeutu pur incfc
ItBOiL Tbjucb for contract advertiaiug.
The Western World Is on a boom.
We ask all friends to push the West-
We have on hand n lot of old maids
and widows. We will be fflad to ex-
change them for one year's subscrip-
tion to the Western World. Bend us
one dollar and name and we will put
you In the push.
THE CHRISTIAN WORKERS' SO-
riETY OF THK A. M. K.
This society will hold their next
mooting with Mrs. Hattle Brooks
Belmont street. Every member Is re-
quested to be present,
CROQUET SOCIAL, A. M. K.
On last Tuesday morning at the resl
dence of Mrs. G. W. Morris, a delight
ful croquet social was given by the
A. M. E. children. This nice affair wes
given Miss Viola Brooks. Miss Early
May Whltmore, Miss Bertha Brid'*r,
Miss Adel Wade. The social was quit
a. success and each participant left
with high glee and much pleasure.
Langston University will live, and
we all must help It to live.
We notice that the Eastern colored
papers have very little about the burn-
ing ftt Wilmington, Delaware. Come,
gentlemen, speak out.
We condemn crime, but we condemn
burning as a suitable proprlation for
Governor Hunn, of Maryland, ought
to be sent to the island where Ice
hasn't time to melt. He could have
stopped that mob by doing his duty.
Editor Abner, of Klnglsher, and
Editor Spencer, of Chickasha, I. T.
These young men have been added to
the Western World's editorial force,
and you may expect good results.
REV. 8. M. C. DAVIS, OF ARDMORE,
Rev. Davis, of Ardmore, is proving
himself a worthy editor of the Western
World for the Southern Indian Terri-
tory and Northern Texns. The citi-
zens of that section should feel proud
of Rev. Davis. We are glad to see
them give him such support. The ad.
column Is encouraging.
Great Interest Is now centered on the
piano contest. Missouri has been heard
from. We want to hear from Kansas,
Louisiana, Alabama and Texas. Please
make your reports. The race Is a
PROF. WHITBY T/ECTTTREK.
The citizens nre highly elated over
tho fine lecture delivered by Prof. N.
B. Whitby on last Friday night at th
Calvary Baptist Church. The lecture
was an Intellectual treat, and n gem
of thought and eloquence. Mrs. Whit-
by made quite an Impression while In
the city. She Is a lady of refinement
COLORED BAPTISTS CLOSE THEIR
NEWPORT. ARK.. June 28.—The ne-
gro Baptist state Sunday School con
vent Ion, which has been in session
since Tuesday, closed tonight. Reso
lutions were passed condemning law-
lessness and Sunday base ball.
Rev. E. W. Merchant, D. D., of Lit-
tle Rock, preached In the morning on
"Regeneration," and after a sermon
by Rev. J. L. Crossley, of Loulslan
In the forenoon. Dr. T. S. Sandfer
called attention to the lynchlngs off the
past week. He said: "As a race, we
must do all In our power to rheck crime
among our people. Teach the negro to
be law-abiding and get rid of the loaf-
The closing sermon was preached at
night by Rev. J. S. La dell.
The next session will be held nt Mar-
Prof. Joseph A. Booker, president of
the Arkansas Baptist College, delivered
a short address at the close.
AT WEWOKA, I. T.
We were down to Wewoka last Sat-
urday, the capltol of the Seminole na-
tion. We were favorably Impressed
with the little townw. It Is kept up
strictly by colored people and Indians.
There Is a great opening for colored
men to do business. Business lots can
be bought on the main street. There
is a colored man, namely, Mr. House,
who has bought two fine business lots
on the main street. Mr. House Is do-
ing a good business. He Is rated at
$f ,000. The Mississippi Exchange is a
fine hotel, conducted by Mr. and Mrs.
This will be a new addition to the
town, opened by a colored man, Mr.
P. B. Sparks. This new opening will
make a fine town for colored people.
There Is already a brick yard and
stone quarry on the townslte. Lota
reasonable. Write Western World..
Lawyer Harrison wants to see yon.
The Bruce Delmonlco will be closed
Miss Sallle Floyd, one of Guthrie's
belles, Is In the city.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams, of Fallis,
visited the city.
Mr. J. E. Brooks snd Willis Tucker
attended the commencement exercises
at Dover. O. T. They reported a good
time. It It said Mr. Brooks made a
When your eyes, nose, throat or ears
are out of order the Western World
says see Dr. Cullum.
Our city Is still full of pretty girls.
Mr. Lott, of Fallis, Is In the city.
There are several bad marriages In
Miss Flynn marries this week. We
hope a pleasant time to the couple.
Mr. Benjamin F. Sharp, the father of j
Prof. Sharp, died last week and was I
carried to Emporia for burial. Mr. i
Sharp was about 6f> years of age, and j
a Christian gentleman.
The hotel boys had a nice plclnic
at the Riverside Park.
Juluy 4th will be a big day among
the labor men. Good speeches will be
Dr. J. T. S. White Is out around town
and his friends are rejoicing. There is
talk of giving Rev. White a big re-
ception as soon as he is able to at-
Rev. Tyler is buying new clothes.
It is said that a new Mrs. Tyler is to
get on board.
Dr. Bennett Is called the lighting
preacher—against flesh and the devil.
Another one of Memphis' (Tenn.)
belles will soon come to Oklahoma City
and then another big reception.
G. W. Kestler, who left Payne coun-
ty some time ago after being released
on bail to appear to answer tho charge
of assault with intent to kill, has been
brought back from Canada.
(-'ought Over n Woman
Guthrie : William Thomm, a saloon-
keeper at Orescent, City, shot, and
probably mortally wounded Cephas
Carter, a short distance north of that
place. The men quarreled, it is Raid,
over a woman. Thomas was arrested
and brought to jail here.
1'out office (turned
The store and postaftlce at Crowder,
Okla., burned last week. The Are whs
caused by lightning striking the build-
ing. Loss on store and stock, $1,300;
insurance, #1,000. All reoords, stamps,
etc., belonging to postofflce burned.
Mrs. Carry Mitchel,
8 Washington St.
Dress Making, Fancy Sewing. Make
a Specialty of making Shirt Waists.
Also Men's Shirts.
Mks. B. F. Carter,
No. 8 Washington St.
A Modern Railway Line, Traverser the
States and Territories ot
TEXAS AND THE
Reduced rates in effect all the year to
The Frisco System operates wide Teatihuled.
elfctrlo litrbted trains. AH cafe cars and dining
lialls under tbe management of Fred Harvey.
Time of trains ui
Tltn* of Arrival and Departure of Trains
at Forth Smith, Ark mai
ooino south as.
No. 1. Texas Mail 1 :fi0 a in
b. T **as Limltew 10:1)0 a in
M U. Trom St L., K. C
and W«*t 4.20pm
" 91. From Van Bnren and
to Little Hock 8:86 am
" Wl Van Bnren Aecoin 12:90 pm
" 06. From Van Buren and
to Little ttuck . 4:40 pm
goiso north ah.
No. |. St. L. and K. 0. Mail 1:40 am
M 6 Kt. Loui* Limited , 6:60pm
** 8. KuHtern Kxpre#*
" 90. Van Buren Aceom
" 92. From Little Rook and
to Van Buren 11:46 am
" 94. Van Buren Acoom
M 96. From little Rock 8:10pm
1 66 a m
10:86 a m
4:50 p m
1:60 a m
6:66 p m
•,J Ji nt
7 46 am
11:46 a m
Pullman Drawing Room Sleeper* and Reclin-
ingSeat Chair Cars (seats free) on all trains.
We now run into the union station at Kansas
The Frisco now has double dsilv nervlea to
and from St. Louis. Ksn>ns Citv, .foplin. Wieh-
Kfleld, Pal! ' "
Rock and Memphis.
i and from nt Louis. Kansas Citv, Joplin. Wich-
ita, SpriitfffMd, Pallas, Oklahoma City, Little
'lock and Memphis.
For information dMirered regarding rates,
time, connection, «tc., call at city ticket olticu
In Hotel Main or at Depot oftics.
F M Richardson, Agent.
Our Fourth Grand Semi-Annual
Men's Clothing Sale
Beginning Thursday June 25, ^
Lasting until Sat'day nigHt July 25
IN this Grand Sale of Men's Clothing our entire
■ Stoc k is Divided in two; Every Suit Selling from
$5.00 up to and including suits at $9.00 and
$9.50 are put in at one price :::::::
Your Choice $5.00 Per Suit
pVI RY Man's Suit in]0ur House Selling from $10
■- up to and including Our Very Best Suits which
Sell at $18.00 and $20.00 and are equal to Some
shown in this city at $22.50, all go in one Price
Your Choice $10.00 Per Suit
\ LL flannel and Summer Outing Suits for Men go
in this Special Sale :::::::::
Your Choice $5.00 Per Suit
Now many people will say, they must make a terrible
profit on $13.00 and $20.00 suits when they sell them
at $ 10.00 a suit j* «* ** j* j*
Clean up the entire summer line and
make room for the new fall stock, re-
gardles of cost or profit ^
Remember it Begins Thursday
Fever-Infested Country Through ^hich Big Ditch Is to Be
Cut—Immense Amount of Preliminary Sanitary Work
Necessary Before Actual Labor Can Be Commenced.
If the notice should appear In the
papers calling for 30,000 men to build
'.he Panama canal, there would be a
scramble for jobs the like of which
las never been known. For some rea-
son most men would rather "go some-
where" to work than be satisfied with
i job at home, and In this case the
opinion seems to prevail that, there Is
no time to be lost; that as soon as the
Colombian government agrees to the
'ransfer of the concession from the
French company to the American au-
thorities, the dirt will begin to fly be-
fore the Ink gets dry on the treaty.
As a matter of fact, the real work
almost every kind. There will h
places for electricians, engineers,
stonemasons, stonecutters, plumbers,
bricklayers, wire-workers, tinners, pat-
tern makers, carpenters, painters,
blacksmiths, steel workers, iron work-
ers, expert accountants, doctors,
nurses, druggists' clerks, overseers,
railroad men, cooks, waiters, telegraph
operators, photographers, stenograph-
ers. laundrymen, etc., etc.
It has not been determined whether
the government will do the worK or
whether a large amount of it will be
done by contract. In the former case
the government will employ the help
Aurora Bargain Store
Corner Brad-way ^ and jZ? Grand Avenue
All the styles possible light and airy
in effect, with finest class 5 sole
leather in the bottoms—the thing
that|makes them wear j* j* &
Our $1. Style is a Beauty
You will LiKe It
in the canal will not begin for from
one and a half to two years after the
final negotiations between the United
States government and the Colombian
congress are completed, so it will not
be advisable for anyone who intends
to go there to think about giving up
his present job, or to let his boss get
in Inkling of his intention to quit. It
is estimated that «bout 20 per cent of
'.he total expenditure (nearly $25,000,-
000) will be used In getting ready,
rhe most thorough and comprehensive
arrangements will be made in engi-
neering, policing, sanitation and gen-
eral contingencies. Without this pre-
liminary work three out of five men
who go there would never come back.
Panama is dirty and foul beyond de-
scription. Swamp and Jungle ooze
with poison, and the very air is
freighted with death.
To break this slender rib of soil
and pock, and thus shorten the path
of ocean travel has been a dream of
centuries, and the effort has already
cost so many lives that the world
would be shocked if It knew the truth.
The French lay their failure to swind-
ling, but the one great obstacle has
always been the dreadful fevers,
which attack the workmen and cause
them to die like flies. Pestilence must
be overcome, or the big ditch will
never be put through.
The American sanitary officers are
the most skilled disease fighters in the
world. Wherever they have tried thetr
hand they have brought the death rate
tumbling down In a manner that was
little short of marvelous. They will
Old Church of San Francisco. , ,
and furnish all supplies, providing
transportation for the people and send'
ing all provisions on transports. Id
this event the arrangements will also
include living quarters. There are
hundreds of houses that will be includ-
ed in the transfer of the property and
an important part of the preliminary
work will consist of putting these In
order. Additional accommodations
will be provided as they are needed.
The plan of inaugurating the big
project is already under way. We
have In Panama at present a commit
sion, headed by Admiral Walker,
among the members of which are twe
army engineers and two civil engi-
neers. The nature of their work is
entirely preliminary, the most import
tant feature of it being, of course, the
formulation of the sanitary crusada
The work of the present company is
being watched, and estimates of it
value being prepared.
There are about 25.000 people in the
City of Panama, about 3,000 in Colon
and several thousand more living
along the line of the railroad and the
route of the canal. When Uncle Sam
puts his want ad for 30,000 men in
the papers, and ships them down to
the isthmus, along with the thousand
and one accessories to such an under-
taking; when the thousands of Toms,
Dicks and Harrys who always tramp
close on the heels of every big move-
ment, get on the ground, each one
with his own little scheme for getting
the other fellow's money, this little
forty-nlne-mlle strip of fever-ridden
swamp and jungle will be the scene
Cathedral and Plaza.
lurely win In Panama, for they are
planning the greatest campaign that
iclence has ever inaugurated. They
will pave the way for our army of la-
oorers and skilled artisans, and make
It possible for them to complete the
!ask that will stand as one of the
greatest accomplishments of man. But
until our sanitary experts say come,
the average American had better
i hold down his lob at home.
j When the work of construction final-
ly gets under way the least number ol
j men whose services will be required
Is estimated at 30,000. These will con-
sist of unskilled labor by the thou-
; rands, as well as skilled laborers of
of the record-breaking boom of th«
Putting This and That Together.
"Chaney, dear, there aren't any
races in town, are they?"
"No. What reminded you of the
"You haven't said anything about
the necessity for economizing for sev-
Cennecting Sweden and Qermany.
A scheme for the establishment of a
permanent wireless service between
Sweden and Germany is near realiza-
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Leftwich, John C. The Western World. (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 2, 1903, newspaper, July 2, 1903; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc125834/m1/4/: accessed October 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.