The Darrow Press. (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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THE DARROW PRESS.
DARROW, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY. JULY 20, 1905.
W. B. Harmon, secretary of
the Darrow Commercial Club,
among the hundreds of letters he
has received, the other day
handed us two of the latest arri-
vals after information from—the
probably prodical—Darrow. The
letters come from all parts of
Uncle Sam's great domain, and
from all sorts of people, mostly
business and professional, how-
ever, who have been reading so
much about Darrow. To all
those one answer will be suffici-
ent; and that is, Darrow is on
the map good and solid, has still
ground floor left for all kinds of
business enterprises, and for
people who will knock one idea
out of their head when they
make up their mind to become
Darrowites; i. e., that "one swal-
low makes a summer,M will find
this place an ideal one to grow
up with to future fame and 'hap-
piness. New York City was a
couple of hundred years in be-
coming a great city, today she is
destined to become the biggest
wart filled with human beings
and business on the face of the
earth. Again, it is written in
American modern history that
Manhattan Island, containing
several thousand acres, was
bought by the Dutch for $12.00.
Darrow has no such environ-
ments for her to become as great
a city as New York; but, you will
find numbers of jealous neigh-
bors who intimate that "Darrow
if no good'' because she has no
brownstone fronts, electric
lights, paved streets, etc., all
in less than four months. The
whole subject on which they
harp—and on which they have
broken a number of strings while
tuning up, is: she hasnt got any-
thing there to make a town. The
facts are Darrow has the best of
it against all towns within forty-
five miles for location, shipping
facilities, resources and other
natural advantages that, if devel-
oped will, in a few years, make
her the largest commercial and
manafacturing city in the North-
Darrow's future is as readable
on the face of nature as an open
book, and to those people who
want to get out of the crowded
ruts of the Eastern and Northern
states, where the sameness is
never marred—unless it be the
constant downward grind of the
profits on your energy, we say:
Come to Darrow personally for
all desired information and, we
dare say, you will be sufficiently
interested—if you mean business
—to settle down with the pion-
eers and grow up with the devel-
opment of the natural resour-
ces that is sure to take place.
As we stated, our Mr. Harmon
not only received these two let-
ters we diagnose below,, but hun-
dreds of letters all of about the
same import as to Darrow.
Mrs. E. B. Sprague, of Paola,
Kansas, inquires. She would do
well here with her present busi-
ness, and if a first class bakery
were added in connection there
is no doubt but what success
would follow her investment;
but, to put up a $400 business
(house "to rent at $40 a month,
if possible," would be one am-
ong the greatest pieces of mis-
fits as to judgment any sane per-
so could think of; in fact, it
would prove a disappointment
as an investment. The old moth-
er on Threadneedle street, Lon-
don, we dare say, could not af-
ford to pay the rent and live.
Dr. H. A. Shepherd, of Moscow
Mills, Mo., is another profes-
sional who has been imposed up-
on by some over-enthusiastic
fool friend, ala Princeton's lying
Sheets—only in the reverse, con-
cerning Darrow. The Doctor's
friend informed him that "Dar-
row had a population of 800" and
' 'no druggist or a doctor.'' Both
of which isn't facts; the facts,
however, are: Darrow has ap-
proximately one-sixth of the
above number of inhabitants and
has both a doctor and a druggist.
Not having a doctor or a drug-
gist is a good one and may have
been told by the Mo., M, D's
friend as a joke on our Dr. Temp-
lin, but our people are willing to
trust the latter with any ailment
the body is heir to, from a pim-
ple to a post-mortem examination,
or pass on the sanity of that 800-
Darrow began at the bottom
of the ladder of fame, and those
who grow up with her must all
do the same. So don't risk too
much, if you're coming, on hear-
say of friends or foes, but all
come down yourselves—look ar-
ound—then do as you choose.
P. S. Darrow looks good to
the writer of the above, the dev-
il—the editor is on the roof.
Slrick Good Water
Means & Johnson, the boss
painters, got thirsty Monday,
and not wishing to bother their
neighbors for a drink, secured a
well augur, went into their back
yard and commenced boring.
They went down about twelve
feet and struck a vein of the best
water ever tasted in this section.
By this modus operandi they ad-
ded several dollars to the value
of their property, which is locat-
ed on one of the best streets of
Darrow. Now, if you want a
good drink of water, we don't
think Means & Johnson would
Darrow Press, only 75c a year.
Dan Slonecker, of Okeene, was
on our streets today.
P. B. Landis sells Clark's Best
thread 7 spools for 25c.
Go to P. B. Landis for Granite
Ware, Special low prices.
For boilers, washboards and
tubs go to Vanderpool's.
Get your stationery and fancy
box papers at the Drug Store.
Call and see Vanderpool's 5 and
10c counter. Everything on it.
Go to Vanderpool's for granite
and tin ware; won't be undersold.
The place to get a good cigar—
The Templiu Drugstore always.
Only the best perfumes and ex-
tracts kept in stock by the Temp-
lin Drug Co.
Don't rub the wrong way. Get
your drugs of Templin Drug Co.
and be satisfied.
Templin Drug Co. has just re-
ceived a large shipment of Sew-
all's Pure Liquid Paint.
Messrs Dean and Cook, of
Southwest City, Mo., were pros-
pecting in Darrow Tuesday.
C. R. Bowman of Ames, stopp-
ed over on his way home from
a business trip to Watonga, Mon-
J. D. Henderson unloaded a
car load of telephone poles, for
use of a Darrow telef hone line,
A. B. House, of Geary, line-
man for the Oklahoma City Ele-
vator Co., was a Darrow visitor,
Harry Odell, of Aline, paid his
respects, by his presence, to his
many Darrow fair acquaintances
Mrs. F. W. Kurk and daught-
ers, Mabelle and Helen, arrived
in Darrow from Ste wartsville.
Mrs. Coons and daughter, of
Enid, stopped over here, Monday
night, oh their way home from
their several days' visit with
friends at Thomas.
Flies spread disease. Stop them
with "Tanglefoot." Get it at the
Templin Drug Store, in Darrow.
Mrs. Montgomery, who visit-
ed in Enid several days, stopped
over at the Pratt Hostlery. Mon-
day night, on her return home,
President W. S. McCaull, of
the Guthrie. Fairview & Wes-
tern, and J. A. Johnson, of Kan-
sas City, transacted business
in Darrow several days the lat-
ter part of last week.
Mr. A. J. Johnson, who was in
Darrow this week with Mr. Mc
Caull, tells us that we have a
fighting chance to get some im-
portant factories in the near fu-
ture—and factories that will
mean much in the future.
No sooner were the opening
day festivities over than ar-
rangements had been perfected
by Messrs McCaull and Under-
wood to get the facts as to Dar-
row's advantages before manu-
facturers and business men who
may be looking for an Oklahoma
location. Several hundred let-
ters have been written to manu-
facturs and wholesalers and the
answers to some of these letters
are very satisfactory.
A gentleman at Vandalia, 111.,
would like to locate a large pa-
per mill at Darrow, but at pres-
ent this paper mill proposition is
too big for Darrow, as it would
cost something like $10,000 to
move a plant of this kind, to say
nothing,about the expense of dig-
ging deep wells, etc. But the
fact that a mill of this'kind wants
to locate here is convincing
proof that, because of our splen-
did railroad facilities, the manu-
facturers of the North and East
will eventually locate in Oklaho-
ma and that Darrow will get
some of them.
A Kansas City broom manufac-
turer says that he will be in Dar-
row about October 1, and if he
finds that he can get a sufficient
supply of broom corn he will
start a factory here.
An Illinois gentleman is figur-
ing on establishing a large poul-
try and produce warehouse at
Darrow this fall. He may build
a cold storage house as well, so
that he could handle eggs, but-
ter and poultry from all neigh-
boring towns. This would be a
profitable business at Darrow.
The Guthrie, Fairview & Wes-
tern people are hopeful that they
can land a number of enterpris-
ing merchants with capital suffi-
cient to carry large stocks of
clothing, shoes, dry goods, har-
ness, buggies, farm implements,
etc., so that it can be truthfully
said that the farmers in this vi-
cinity can buy everything, from
a paper of pins to a thrashing
machine at Darrow.
With large and up-to-date
stocks of goods, and a number of
factories, Darrow will rapidly
become a city.
The attempt made before the
county commissioners Wednes-
day of last week, by so-called
"citizens," through their attor-
ney, Ben Smith, to prevent the
county superintendent, Miss
Pratt,from entering upon the du-
ties of that office for a second
term, proved fruitless. The
grounds upon which action was
brought was a trumped up charge
th'at Miss Pratt's certificate had
expired before her election in
Noyember. 1904. Miss Pratt
produced a live, first grade cer-
tificate to date and in conse-
quence the "scheme" to deprive
her of her rights fell flat. As
the remonstrance did not contain
the aames of the complainants
we do not know who they are,
but there is one thing evident,
the citizens of Blaine county have
declared twice by their votes
whom they wanted for superin-
tendent of schools and all such
efforts to "oust" Miss Pratt will
not work.—Watonga Republican.
fourteen In Sight* More a Comin'
The Darrow band had fourteen
instruments in sight Monday
night, and several more will be
in plain view for business by
next meeting night. Monday.
The boys are now preliminating
to secure the best instructor to
be had, and the one who takes
the job, the boys declare, must
be "A 1." No second fidlers or
left-overs will do at any price.
A fishing Party
A jolly job lot of old "soldiers"
ran amuck of slow pastime, Sun-
day, and hied themselves to the
North Canadian on a piscatorial
spree. It isn't necessary to say
that they took "refreshments"
along, and of a variety sufficient
for the occasion—the familiar
names in the following list of par-
ticipants will show that, and not
a preacher among 'em:
Dave Kopf. major; Bruno Wett-
engel, captain; Chas. Walter-
scheidt, corporal; Billie Phillips,
Steve Halderman; Thomas, John
and Babe Wheeler and Charles
Studeville, high privates. They
report that they caught 108 fish,
or an average of a dozen a-piece.
That is very good; providing
they didn't count in the "snakes.'
They also had a bushel of fun a-
piece, but if you want the partic-
ulars as to that, ask Bruno, as he
seems to have come across more
of it than the rest.
Do the flies bother you now?
Fly paper at the drug store.
The Choicest Lot of All
Mak me an offer for business
lot No. 10 in block 83, in town of
Darrow. Most desirable lot in
town. J. Brice Collins,
(3t > Petty. Texas.
Darrow Press, only 75c a year.
Pastnre for Cattle
I have 1300 acres in pasture,
mostly near my home. Anyone
having cattle for pasture bring
them now. Will not be respons-
ble for accidents of any kind—
forjloss of life or stealing.
8-1 Fred Siegfried.
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Daeschner, Gideon. The Darrow Press. (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 20, 1905, newspaper, July 20, 1905; Darrow, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc179866/m1/1/: accessed March 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.