Canadian Valley Record. (Canton, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1906 Page: 3 of 4
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June 19, looo.
L. W. Long started his new
header, Tuesday morning.
Several from Longdale went
to Wichita on the excursion train
Sunday. Those that went were:
Louis Dittmeyer and family,
Graudma Sharp, Miss Nettie
McConnell, Tom Richter, 13ob
Grimes, Bailey Romine, John
Hurand John Robinson.
7/il! Fngland, Eugene Cox
and Jim Fike went to Fairview,
Sunday morning, returning in
Guy Eatin went to Fairview,
Friday morning, to work for John
Mrs. Nicholson and children
went to Fairview on the excur-
sion Sunday morning, returning
on the local in the evening.
R. L. Eatin has built a new
kitchen. This improves the looks
of his house ever so much.
Carpenters are busy fixing up
the old Bandy store building,
south of where Bandy now is, for
Frank-Leslie & Son. R. L. Eat-
in is also going to move the post
office over there. I guess Miss
Lulu will be glad for she has the
hottest place in town.
Mrs. D. G. Iladden is cleaning
house this week.
Alva Snider is visiting his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Snider.
Band concert every Saturday
evening in the band stand. Ev-
erybody invited to come in and
hear the boys play and see how
well they are getting along.
Everybody is getting ready
for the Fourth. Come one and
all and have the best time of
Mr. Snider is trying hard to
dispose of his property here, as
he intends to make his future
home in Wichita.
Miss Lulu Eatin spent the
night with Mrs. Sarah Romine,
I hear the girls all talking a-
lK ut walking the railroad steel.
1 wonder if they don't know they
will be old maids anyway even if
they will walk nine miles of steel
instead of nine steels.
Grandpa and Grandma Graves,
Mr. and Mrs. Forney and also
Mr. Richter, all went to some
point in Kansas to l e doctored.
The writer wishes them success.
One young man lost his shoes
on the train Sunday night and
had to come home through the
mud the next morning without
them. Better keep your shoes
summer. Water and air is free
•it Fountain, that is provided
you pump the water. Well, all
that Fountain lacks of being a
big town is houses and people.
We have one general store, one
doctor, one blacksmith shop, one
drug store and post office, and a
number of dwelling houses and
as fine people as you ever met,
and if you don't believe this, just
call around and see. All good
Another fine rain here Sun-
The farmers met here Tuesday-
night to try and organize a Far-
mers Telephone Co., in the neigh-
borhood of Fountain. It just
seems like Fountain cannot keep
Dr. O. W. Wright has furn-
ished his office with a fine new
office chair, and also a number of
We are all feeling good over
our prospects for a goodcrep and
hearing that we are living in the
st ite of Oklahoma. Hurrah for
We are all well pleased with
the Record, it is just like getting
a letter from home and we hope
the editor and his wife will get
along better in the future than
they have in the past, so we can
get the Record Saturday. So
Mr, Editor talk nice to the "old
lady" from this on, so we can
read the Record when we get
back from Sunday school.
Mort Poland has sent off for
needed repairs for his threshing
machine, as he expects to start
up as soon as he gets his wheat
cut. He will commence cutting
Another fine rain Sunday night
and Monday morning; fine for
the late crops.
Harvesting wh at and .oats is
under full headway. A few days
of good weather will be a fine
thing for the harvesters.
Joe McGill has iontracted to
put J. F. Wattenberger.s fifty-
five acres of wheat in the shock.
W. J. Tracy has moved out to
Glenwood for a time until he can
get possession of his farm.
S. N. Ratts had the misfor-
tune to get in contact with a
young mule which h • was break-
ing; got quite a sore place on his
face but it did not lay him up for
The Farmers Union held a
meeting last Saturday evening
at Ratts school house. There
was not a very large crowd out
Miss Grace McConnell, who they all seemed to be in
has been working in Longdale e >rnest. Their speaker failed to
for a long time went to Home- show up. so they were somewhat
stead to work, Friday. disappointed.
D. A. Henderson, who has! „ _ . " 1
been working <n the bridge a-1 Hun& A Man For Fun-
cross the south river _came home, Oscar Halderman. commonly
Sunday. called "Doc,v has been breaking
Harry Fargo is painting L). | prairie for Zack Taylor of Wood-
G. Hadden's store building, this | ward, on a farm belong to Taylor
week. out in the corner of Day county.
He was living in a small shack
on the place and interfering with
no one, as is his habit.
Last Sunday evening at about
bed time six young "hoodelums"'
of the neighborhood came to the
a j shack, kicki d in the door and
lam i iiucij moinin^ and 11 tore off part of the roof. They
have not heard any kicking about itook Halderman out of the house
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FACTS AND FIGURES.
Gathered From the Assessor's
■Returns of Dewey
The various township assess-
ors have made their returns to
the county commissioners and
that body sat as an equalization
board Monday and Tuesday to'
equalize the valuations of per-i
sonal property between the town-'
ships. The board did this by j
taking the total number of horses
(for instance) in a township and
dividing it into the total amount
charged to horses and getting
the average per head. Then ad-
ding the averages and dividing
by 17 (the number of townships)
this gave the g. neral average.
The assessments were then raised
and lowered to conform with the
The assessment by townships
runs as follows:
Per. real total
$78,485 $95,977 $174,462
Is the best
OUR . .H
BIG JO LUMBER CO.,
CANTON AND OAKWOOD.
DEAN SAMPSON, Local Manager, Canton, Okla
in iiiuiiih mumim
Total* $563,112 *305,857 $1,168,980
By the above figures it will be
seen that Dewey county's wealth i
is placed at $1,163,908 by the I
tjwnship assessors. Of this!
$563,113 is in personal property,
$533,471 in deeded farms and
$72,336 in town lots.
This is an increase over last
year's assessment of a liitle over
$108,000, and does not include
telegraph and telephone assess-
ment, which will be rendered by
the Territorial board.
The population of the county
by townships is as
Canton Mercantile Co.
Successors to GROVES & CO.
Wish to call your attention to the fact that they
have a complete stook of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Clothing, Shoes. Etc.
Will be pleased to meet again old patrons and
cordially invite new ones to come in and get acquaint-
ed. If you want THE BEST, your desires can be fully
Mr. and Mrs. Cox went to Seil-
ing, Sunday, returning Monday.
Fountain was visited with
tine rain Friday morning
The Bible says it shall rain up-
on the just and upon the unjust,
and we believe it. We know it
rained upon the just and we
heard that it rained over to Glen-
The grain is ripening fast and
will all be cut - and stacked by
the 1st of July.
The people are all tiguring on
having a high time at Canton,
on the Fourth, and we know Can.
ton won't disappoint us.
Some of the readers of the
Canton Record have probably
seen the name Fountain and did
not know the meaning. Well,
Fountain denotes water and we
sure have not lacked any this
and after beating him around,
breaking one finger and bruising
him up generally, they hung him
A little figuring shows that
the per capita wealth of Dewey
county citizens is almost $100
according to the returns.
The assessment wan rendered
at one-third of our actual valua-
tion, which makes the true per
capita about $300.00. showing
by figures that our people are
truely prosperous. Considering
the fact that so many of our
farms are not yet deeded and
that we have no railroad valua-
tion to speak of and no towns of
consequence, we doubt whether
or not another county in the
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twenty feet down in a well by the Territory can show the same de-
feet, fir t securely tying him :0 f "
that he h id no chance to protect j *ree of P">spenty, and our peo-
himself; there they left him. Ple are indeed to be congratulat,
They profess to have done the ed on their thrift and progress-
deed as a joke, but it appears to'iveness.
the public to have been but little
short of attempted murder.
One Blue, who was a party to
the outrage, was arrested Tues-
day. He attempted resistance,
but with the help of a gun the
constable soon persuaded him to
go. Two Derrick boys were im-
plicated one of whom, commonly
known as "Tobacco Bill," the
officers that was located at Alec
The board of equalization made
some changes in the assessors'
returns, lowered the assessment
in some townships and raised it
in others, but the total valuation
remains about as it was. The
general average struck by the
board was Land per acre $1.75.
Horses $15.52, Cattle $5.52,
Mules $21.00, Hogs $2.08.—Ta-
R£TS INORH C I
What Does It Mean If Read Backwards?
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At Canton, Okla.
When You Want Good Meat
Call Phone No. 23,
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don't get it tell us. Come in and see us; we
will use you the best we know how.
OUR MOTTO: "Do all the good you can, to aa many people as you
can, just as long as you can."
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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/m1/3/?rotate=270: accessed April 13, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.