Canadian Valley Record. (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1906 Page: 1 of 4
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Canadian Valley Record.
CANTON, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLA., JUNE 21, 1906.
statehood at last. all efforts to give relief were un-
The people of the twin terri- availing.
tories will be pardoned for throw- The death of Mrs. Thaxton
infc a few joyous, hilarious, de-, came as a shock to this conimun-
lirious lits over the announce- ity. She generally enjoyed good
ment from Washington that the health and was physically strong,
•statehood b.U has run the gaunt-j No one anticipated such a tragic
let in both houses of congress ending to a life which gave prom-
and is now up to the president, ise of many years of activity,
where a ready signature awaits Mrs, Thaxton was serving her
it. They have waited long and second term as county superin-
patiently, and have a right to tendent. She was very active
manifest the pent-up enthusiasm in her official capacity and con-
over the termination of the scientious in the discharge of her
struggle which has so often been duties.' No county superintend-
quenched in the past by unex-1 ent in Oklahoma ever became
more familiar with the details of
,the work than was Mrs. Thax-
ton. At the time of her death,
The struggle for statehood be-
gan at least ten years ago. At
that time the territory was a- she was conducting the
bundantly qualified for the boon county normal institute,
of self-government and ought to' Mrs. Thaxton was formerly
have been admitted tor the ask- known as Miss Nellie Pratt, and
ing; but partisan, sectional and has been a teacher in Blaine coun-
other considerations operated to ty for several years. Her father
deny its entreaties and thwart and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John
the efforts of th> people. , Pratt, live at Darrow in Home-
For the past six years the de- stead township. On last Decem-
mand for statehood has grown | ber, the deceased was married to
stronger with each succeeding j Prof. C. D. Thaxton, of the Wa-
year; and during the past two. tonga city schools.
when it became patent that the, Mrs. Thaxton leaves a hoai of
admission of Oklahoma was coh- friends to mourn her death. The
tingent upon joint admission of sympathy of the entire county is
Indian Territoro, this demand . certainly^rxtended to the relatives
became so urgent that not a ,and frends of the deceased,
single member of Congress could Funeral services will be held
be found who would not admit at the M. E. Church. Friday at
the justice of the same. J 2:30 p, m., Rev. Strong offlciat-
Our bitted in th«|in«- >««««« « in Hi*KW
last Congrrsa larcaus* of Hi.- . x-, cemetery. Watonga Republican,
istence of a situation for which
A CAR LOAD OF = 1
and BINDING TWINE
Just Received. If you know you are going to
need a BINDER, come in and get it now; if you
wait too long they may be gone.
The Finest Line of
in Blaine or Dewey county. Come
and see them.
A Complete Line of
Four different makes of Wagons
to choose from.
HEiRMEiS, - The Hardware Man.
the people of Oklahoma and In-
dian Territory were in no wise
responsible. The same situation
JIM SANDEKS, COLORED
The neighborhood north of the
presented iteslf anew-at the op-j Southard plaster mill was under
ening of the present session, and j excitememt Monday night over a
for a long time threatened defeat crime reported to have been com-
mitted by a negro by the name
again. The compromise put for-
ward by Senat r Carter, however,
cut the Gordian knot at the elev-
enth hour and brought victory
out of a situation which took on
many ominous aspects.
From the beginning of the
struggle to the end, the people
of the territories have worked
Ul II1C ICI IllUIIcn llrt\ r nvriiviit
, . . I.. . old son, and when she went
vigorously, intelligently, hope- '
♦ I, a. U'lt 1 t li 11 <r li t li.'im
of Jim Sanders.
The report was that Sanders
went to Mrs. Groves lie m \ a
widow lady living with her two
sons in the same neighborhood,
at about 12o'clock Monday night,
and wrapped on the door. Mrs.
Groves was alone with her 8 year
fully to attain to the full estate
of American citizenship. Time
and again, they have been al-
most within reach of the boon
only to see hope vanish out of the
door as insurmountable obstacles
appeard at the front. A people
endowed with a less dauntless
courage would have despaired
long ago, but they have mani-
fested no disposition to cry over
spilled milk or give up the strug-
gle in disgust. Succcss has
finally crowned their efforts, and
now they have a right to cele-
brate not only the happy termi-
nation of their long and arduous
fight, but also their advent into
the American sisterhood. —Okla-
MKS. NELLIE THAXTON DEAD.
On last Wednesday evening
about seven o'clock, Mrs. Nellie
Thaxton, superintendent of pub-
lic instruction for Blaine county,
was taken ill very suddenly and
after intense suffering died be-
tween the hours of ten and
eleven c'clock in great agony.
Mrs. Thaxton had not been feel-
ing very well and after the even-
ing meal was taken violently
sick. Doctors were sent for, but
the door with the light, being in
doubt whether it was the oldest
son who was working at the
plaster mill, asked who it was,
but received no answer. To her
second inquiry the brute said
that it didn't make a d bit of
difference who it was, open the
door. He broke into the door
then with a crash and attacked
Mrs. Groves, seizing her with
on - hand and striking at the
lamp, with the other. During
the scuffle, just before he succed-
ed in blowing out the lamp the
garment he had over his head
for disguise, was removed enough
that the 8 year old boy recognized
his face. The boy succeeded in
getting out of the loom ran to
neighbor Evans and reported the
nigger Sanders was killing his
ma. Mr. Evans rushed to the
scene with a corn knife for a
weapon, but by that time the
negro had accomplished his pur-
pose and made his escape. Out-
side of being fatigued and fright-
ened almost to death Mrs. Groves
was not hurt seriously.
Other neighbors were also not-
ified and a guard instituted with-
in a radius of a mile around San-
ders home until daylight. Sher-
iff McArthur'was then uotified
and about noon the assailant was
under his care. Sanders has
made no effort for escape because
he thought he had disguised him-
self sufficiently to ward off sus-
used HIS WOODEN LEG.
One of the amusing incidents
that has happened to break the
monotony lately occurred on
Tuesday afternoon when the
City marshal endeavored to arrest
a one-legged man by the name ot
West. When the marshal start-
ed to $he policy station with this
individual, he balked and laid
down on the sidewalk and when
the marshai would come near
enough he would kick him, and
as one of his legs was a wo«Klen
article he succeeded in kfceping
the marshal at a safe distance.
The police deputized Jack Dun-
ham and Elmer Dupy to assist
him in piloting the prisoner down
the street. They all three suc-
ceeded in loading him into a de-
livery wagon, but about that
time he unbuckled his wooden
leg and drove the whole kapoodle
away. In striking at the policy
department he broke his limb
over the endgate of the wagon
and after throwing the pieces at
his antagonists, he was hauled
away and locked up. Some of
the sporty inclined were stand-
ing around betting among them-
selves that the one-legged indi-
vidual would win the fight, and
no doubt he would had not he
lost his wooden leg.—Geary
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McDowell, C. S. Canadian Valley Record. (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1906, newspaper, June 21, 1906; Canton, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc175419/m1/1/: accessed February 24, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.