The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. 1, No. 45.
CALUMET, CANADIAN COUNTY, OKLAHO.Y.A, FRIDAY, JUN.I II, 1909.
Watonga vs. Calumet
The following, which is very
complimentary of Calumet's base
ball team, is copied from the Wa-
On last Thursday the Calumet
ball team met the Watonga
Grabbers (they grab the games)
on the diamond at this place. It
was a game calculated to make a
rooter loose his voice. The game
was a hard fought one from start
Fred Haag, the star Indian
pitcher who has been doing such
effective work for Watonga dur-
ing the past, was in the box for
Calumet, and Roy Davis, the in-
vincible southpaw, was twirling
for Watonga. It was a pitcher's
battle from the time the first ball
was thrown until the last man
was out. Haag fielded his posi-
tion better than Davis, but the
southpaw had a shade the best
of it in the twirling, so that as a
whole the honors were about
even. Both of the pitchers did
work of the highest order and
demonstrated that if they are
both on the Watonga team this
year we will be able to clean up
any amateur club in the state.
The Calumet team was by far
the strongest aggregation that
our boys have played with this
With Haag in the box the
Calumets are a faster team than
the strong Elk City nine which
our team played last year. The
Calumet boj _ are all good play-
ers. They -are in the game from
start to finish, and nothing but
the fast playing of the Watonga
boys kept the visitors from win-
ning. Calumet lost not because
they played poor ball but because
they were up against the best
amateur club in western Okla-
homa. The score stood 2 to 1 in
favor of WTatonga.
Will Drill for Oi!
Geo. Conville, who owns a half
section of land northeast of town,
is preparing to sink a deep well
to ascertain whether or not oil or
gas can be found in paying quan-
tities. It has long been supposed
that both oil and gas can be found
in this vicinity as the surface in-
dications are excellent, and Mr.
Conville's enterprise in putting
down the well is to be commend-
Better Than Ever
The Calumet Farmers' Fair,
bigger and better than the one
held last year, will be held here
on September 8 and 9. John
Herbert will hold a big hog show
and sale in connection and it is
the intention of the managers of
the fair to have big exhibits in
all lines of farm and stock indus-
try. It promises to be the big-
gest thing ever held in Calumet.
Those in charge of the incor-
porating of Calumet decided to
take no further action until this
fall, when with good crops assur-
ed, there is likely to be no oppo-
sition to the move.
The verdict of the farmers of
this section, which we have
heard, is that the corn is in bet-
ter shape now than it was this
time last year. Oats are looking
fine and promise a bountiful
yield. Fruit will be very scarce
this year, and little or no wheat
will be harvested. Cotton is in
fine condition but with less acre-
age than former years. Alfalfa
is in good shape, the first crop
having been by this time fully
cured and secured. All kinds of
stock are in prime condition and
so far 1909 measures up well with
her former beautiful sisters.
The directors of the Farmers'
Grain & Elevator Co. met at the
company's office in Calumet Mon-
day afternoon and organized for
the coming season. The affairs
of the company were f Hind to be
in an excellent condition. Mr.
S. K. Booth, who so successfully
managed the affairs of the com-
pany this season, has been en-
gaged as general manager for
the coming year.
S1.00 Per Year
At G. T. Wilson's Hardware Store
Did you know that we have one of the most com-
plete lines of HARNESS in Canadian County? We carry
the best made in both hand and machine made Harness.
Competent Harness and Shoe Repairer in connection.
Senator F. M. Colville received
an appointment this week from
Governor C. N. Haskell as a dele-
gate to represent Oklahoma at
the National Chp.ritie Conven-
tion at Buffalo, New York.
All Kinds Of
Hardware, Implements S Vehicles
G. T. Wilson
Mrs. Small is erecting a neat
four room cottage in the Martin
L. T. Samuelson began the
erection of a modern house Mon-
day on the lots which he recent-
ly purchased of J. L. Rv ynolds,
John Sager has the contract for
the house which is to be a nine
room structure modern in everj
Riley Miller, who lives north-
east of Calumet, .;<>).) hia farm *>i
160 acres this week for $ 5,OIK).
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The Newest, Neatest and Nobbiest Patterns
In Madras, 'White, Linen and Silk
Fancy Sox by Pair or Box
Vve Got Jer
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Colville, Frank M. The Calumet Chieftain. (Calumet, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1 Friday, June 11, 1909, newspaper, June 11, 1909; Calumet, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc167282/m1/1/: accessed April 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.