The Sapulpa Light. (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 191, Ed. 1 Monday, June 7, 1909 Page: 3 of 4
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Aid Consider it. II it Pleases job in-
vestigate it end evr work
Nothing i$ More Important Than Gpod Teeth
All sooner or later realize this; you must de-
cide who shall doyour work. Our claim is
that if we do it, it is done right, and at a price
that you will agree is fair. If you knew this
you would come here. New the best thing
to do is to come in, get acquainted and let us
give you an estimate of the cost.
r-Jtos TEETH ... Gold Crowns $5
r pnuQUTPl^TCS Bridge Work $5
tap* Gold Fills S1.50 and up
S&mP Gold White Alloy $1
[ T^s~\ £^3 ✓-v""' Silver Fills 50c and up
\ ' / j T ! . Best Rubber Plates S5
H v | • Teeth Extracted Without Pain
All Work Guaranteed Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty
INTERESTING ALL NEGRO-TOWN deb and with some money in the treas
Town of Boley, Oklahoma, a Negro
Town <n Every Respect
Iowa Bldg. Dewey Ave
Boley, Okla., Juue 7.—A white man
stepping from the train at this place
and going in starch of the station
agent to learn the name of the best
hotel, "where the traveling men usu-
ally stop." would find a negro discharg
ing those duties. At the window ol
the telegraph office a negro operator : James H. N. Cobb
would take his message, and begin | District Agent,
rattling his telegraph kev.
A two story frame building would be
pointed out as the best hotel, but its
register wOuld give little evidence that
the hostlery had ever entertained a
white guest. In the long street that
crawls southward down a yellow,
dusty hillside the men and women that
pass range in complexion from jet
J black to almost white.
'l'he town of Boley is a negro town,
founded by negroes and governed by
negroes. No white man owns a foot
of its land, nor is there a white man
in business in the place. The town
has a population of nearly 2000, and
has grown to this size in six years,
having been founded by a railroad
townsite company in 1903.
So Hostility to White .Man
Stories have been told about white
men being warned to leave Holey be-
fore sundown and of their being men-
aced and threatened as they walked
along the streets, because of intense
race prejudice, but the other day the
Tlie Following Letter Addressed to Dis
trici Indian Agent Cobb of
Everyone longs for a home spot; a spot where one
can build a home, plant trees and schrubbery, have
a pretty lawn and make of it the most attractive
spot cn earth. Have you selected your home site
yet? The particularly attractive residence district
of Sapulpa is embraced in
Tnat pretty southwest part of the cuy. It is iast
building up, but 1 have some very desirable lots left
I will be glad to show you. Don't delay if you con-
template a purchase, as this district is selling test,
and what I have today, may have passed out of my
W. C. HOOVER
Business Phone 38, Office at Ant. Sat. Hank.
Department of the Interior, Vnited
States Indian Service, Union Agency.
Muskogee, Okla., June 3, '09.
"In invite your careful attention to
Section 9 of the Act of May 27, 1908, |
which reads as follows:
"That the death of any allottee of
the Five Civilized Tribes shall operate
to remove all restrictions upon the
alienation of said allottee's land, pro-
vided that no conveyance of any inter-
est of any full-blood Indian in such
land shall be valid unless approved by
the court having jurisdiction of the
fstate of said deceased allottee.'
"Mr. Frost, special assistant to the
attornej general, in charge of land
suits, informs me that his office takes
the position that where alloteeis died
prior to the passage of the Act of May
27, 1908, that the conveyance made by
the full-blood heirs of such allottees
still require the approval of the sec-
retary of the Interior in accordance
with the last clause of Section 22 of
the Act of April 26, .1906, in other
words, that the Act of May 27, 1908,
appearance of a strange white man i relating to inherited lands only oper
seemed to attract little attention in Ho-
ley. He saw a surprisingly large num-
ber of business establishments, most
of them small concerns, and many of
them eating places.
ated to remove restrictions in the fu
ture, where allottees died after that
"Your office has been co-operating
with the county judge in these matters
Fact: CONTRACT sales
doubled last month.
Question: What does this
Answer: Quality will tell.
Get quality. Buy
ROTHENBURG ft SCHLOSS.
Kansas City, Me., Distributors.
The streets of Boley seemed strange'and pending final consideration of this
lv lacking in children and town loaf-1 question by the department, I would
e'rs Children there must have been in | suggest that you call the attention of
the town, and in greatest abundance, prospecive purchasers and your county
but they were not in sight, probably I courts to this matter, as I take it that
at home or at school, while not to ex- j purchasers paying adequate consider-
ceed 20 men could be seen along the ation want to be absolutely sa e and
street in a distance of three blocNfe.j know that tin j ha\c pei eit t t.
Less than a dozen natives were at the If, before receiving further Instruc-
depot when the train pulled in. j Hons, any actual cases are presetted
Boley is unlike any other town in to you where the deeds have been ap-
Oklahoma. in its community life. Save [ proved by the county couits an ie
those engaged in trade, its population j purchaser believes that they should
is devoted to fanning, as land owners i '«"> >"•' '"'Droved by the seer- n > o
renters or laborers, and all live in | the interior, you should make full in-
town. going to the fields in the morn-! vestlgation, and "hold same in your
ing and returning at night, just as the j office ready to report, as soon as you
villagers do in European countries. j shall have received departmental in-
Here, as elsewhere, the social in- structions in the matter
from the most complete stock in the city.
You will find it at
Any thing you want in wall paper, win-
dow shades and painters supplies. Paint-
ing and decorating taken by contract.
315 E. Dewey Phone 450
stinct among negroes is strong. There
are four church buildings at Boley,
some with steeples and bells, with
every building paid for, and each with |
its resident pastor. The aggregate
membership of these churches is 1065.,
The public schools have an attendance
of about 250 children, with four teach-
( rs employed. The town lately voted j
$11,000 in bonds for a new school j
building, and is proud of tiie fact that
the bonds sold at $1.03.
Hopes to Allay Prejudice
"Our town and community is greatly
misunderstood," said a director of one
of the banks, "and by misrepresenta-
tion the prejudice of many white per-
sons lias been raised against us. This
DANA H. KELSEY,
United States Indian Agent.
SO I'SE FOR BA RUE IIS
This Man Sliuves With ti l ighted
Danville, 111., lutie 7.—Not content
with being the only steeplejack" in
the Wabash Valley. Buff Cummins of
this city claims distinction as the only
man in the country that can shave him
self with a candle.
"How is it done?" exclaimed Cum-
mins, when asked for an explanation.
'Well, a candle or an ordinary wax ta-
probably can't be helped, and we'll I per, such I use daily in lighting
have to do the best we can. Boley j the gas in my home, is as great an im-
was founded to give a home to law- ! provement over the old-fashioned way
abiding. Industries negroes who w ish- I of shaving with a razor as the safetj
1 razor is over the ungainly hoe.
All you have to do is to light the
taper or candle, swing it once or twice
about the face, singing the wiry beard
and causing it to shrivel up. A rough
towel serves to move the singed part
and a Bmooth shave is the result in
less than two minutes."
REP0RTT0 THE STATE BANK COMMISSIONER OF THE COMITIM OF THE
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK
At Sapulpa, in the State of Oklahoma, at the close
of business, April 28, 1909.
■ nno'D'^^Titte ... . .. J!l59,2(i2.37
Stocks, Bonds, Warrents, etc. 27,720.27
Furniture and Fixtures 4,387.06
Cash and Due from Banks 96,875.81
The above Statement is Correct. B. B. Burnett, Cashier
Tlieir I'neeasing Work Keeps L"s
Strong Hud Health)'
There are Various Times
when practically every one needs the services of an expert in watch and
jewelry repairing, consequently It Is wroth white knowing where you can
send a line watch or u valuable piece of Jewelry with the full assurance
that whatever may be needed In the way of repairs will he expertly, con.
sricntlonsly and promptly done.
Our repair department Is fully prepared to serve you. We know how
and have the facilities to so mendaiiytlilng in the jewelry line that It will
lie practically the same as when you bought It. A trial order will con-
vinco yon «4ms
The Minufacturing Jeweler and Optician
Opposite St. James
ed to undertake the experimeut of dis-
proving the statement commonly made
that the negro was without initiative
and incapable of maintaining himself
in a decent .civilized way, as do white
men, and without relying constantly
upon white men to carry the negro's
burden. I am not saying that we have
done this at Boley, but I feel we have
made enough progress in that direc-
tion to raise the hope that we may
"Take myself as an example. For 40
years I was employed by a cotton
firm in the South, doing all those
tilings that required a thorough know-
ledge of the cotton business. I did
my best to learn every detail, deter-
mined that I would do it just as the
successful white men did it. When
1 heard of Boley 1 said that my chance
had come to try it alone. My business
methods, in large measure, are those
of the firm by which I was employed
so many years. I have accumulated
several thousand dollars, have good
business property, and, though 1 am.
an old man, hope was never so strong't
in my breast.
Place for t.ood Negro
"You know we have had hard mater-
ial to work with at Boley. The bad ne-
gro is worse than the bad white man
and we run across the bad negro every
day. We try to convince him that
tills is the best place in the world for
him to become a good man, and if he
shows himself Intractable he soon
finds It uncomfortable to stay In town
as we do not propose to handicap
those who are trying t"o do right by the
presence of those who are pulling in
the other direction. We have our own
municipal government, and 1 am proud
of the fact that when the newly elect-
ed administration took charge Beveral
weeks ago It found the town out of
Modern Woodmen memorial services
were held yesterday at the North
Methodist church, the Rev. McGaha.
pastor, preaching the sermon. The
services were largely attended, the
local Woodmen turning out in a body
The Rev. McGaha's sermon was fit-
tingly appropriate and highly inter-
After the services the Woodmen re
paired to the cemetery and decorated
the graves of the deceased members
of the fraternity.
WHAT THE KIDNEYS DO
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo
New York, sole agents for the 1'nited
Remember the name—Doans— and
take no other.
Commissioner!* In Session
The county commissioners are in
session today inspecting the returns of
the various assessors. It iB probable
that the matter of voting bonds for the
purpose of constructing about seventy
county bridges will be taken up to-
Notice of Dissolution
The law firm of Barnum & McGraw
is this day dissolved by mutual con-
W. L. Barnum.
All the blood in the body passes
through the kidneys once every three
minutes. The kidneyB filter the blood.
They work night and day. When
healthy they remove about &00 grains
of Impure matter daily, when unheal-
thy some part of this Impure matter
is left in the blood. This brings on
many diseases and symptoms—pain in
the back, headache, nervousness, hot,
dry skin, rheumatism, gout, gravel,
disorders of the eyesight and hear-
ing, dizziness, irregular heart, debility
drowsiness, dropsy, deposits of the
urlue, etc. But if you keep the fil-
ters well you will have no trouble.
11. Wilson, living In the southern
part of Sapulpa, Okla., says: "I feel
that (loan's Kidney Bills deserve a
trial by all who suffer from kidney
disease, as 1 know from my own ex-
perience that this remedy acts up to
representations. I was troubled for
several months by pains In the small
of my back and they were steadily
growing worse. Deciding to try
Doan's Kidney rills, I procured a box
and lost no time in beginning their
use. Since then I have had no back-
ache or pains in any part of my body
and I am certain that Doan's Kidney j
Pills cured me. I have recommended |
them on several occasions and shall i
continue to do so. If anyone is in j
need of a remedy for his kidneys let
him procure Doan's Kidney I'll Is at
Whitaker's drug Btore."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
Majestic^ Air Dome
Admission' 10, 20 & 30c
SAPULPA ICE CO.
— MA NUKACTl'HIvHS OK —
And iWftlcrs in COAL
£. Distilled Water Delivered
Cor. P. R. and E. Boulevird Ave.
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Irelan, O. M. The Sapulpa Light. (Sapulpa, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 191, Ed. 1 Monday, June 7, 1909, newspaper, June 7, 1909; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc151619/m1/3/: accessed October 22, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.