The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 19, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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DARROW, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1905.
Resemblance to God results from
our intimacy with Him. We soon as-
sume the manners of those with whom
we are familiar, especially if we love
and revere them. Upon this principle,
the more we have to do with God the
more we grow into His likeness and"be
followers of Him as dear children.-Jay.
Conquer thyself. Till thou hast
done that, thou art a slave; for it is al-
most as well to be in subjection to an-
other's appetite as thine own.-Burton.
Nature has written a letter of cred-
it on some men's faces which is honor-
ed wherever it is presented.-Thackery.
How can a man learn to know him-
self? By observation, never; but by
action. Endeavor to do your duty, and
you shall know what is within you.-
Is not that the truest gratitude
which strives to widen the horizon of
human happiness and to make our
fellows sharers in that which gladden-
ed us?-H. C. Potter.
He who can not forgive others
breaks the bridge over which he must
pass himself.-George Herbert.
The Ferguson school started
John Bill, of Southard, was
visiting- his parents at this place
Fred £L Link was over to Fer-
Lydia Bill went to Hitchcock
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey went to
Hitchcock Monday to do some
Roy Foster is working for
Mr. Peas-ter, the liveryman-
Miss Beech is clerking at Mr.
The Choctaw bridge gang is
repairing bridges near Fergu-
son this week.
A Henqueaet is planning to
build a new castle.
The O. K. salt plant is getting
repaired for operation.
Mr. Meech returned from a
visit in Kansas last week.
Miss Lydia Baker is working
for Mrs. Dave Schuber.
Guy Camden, the head mana-
ger of the salt plant, returned
back to duty Friday.
Bob Terbin and family left
Monday for Witchita.
John Porter came back from
Watonga to take up work at the
Miss Anjalika Ataschukina, of
Minnesota, came to Ferguson to
stay with Conrad Bill and fami-
Grandma Toohey left Fergu-
son for Okeene to live with her
Mr. Newland and family lelt
Saturday for Homestead where
Mr. Newland takes charge of
The Catiwlic Picnic
A Catholic picnic was gigen
near the Eisterholz school house
yesterday. Several hundred peo-
ple were present and a jolly
good time was had by the par-
ticipants. There was a yearling
calf and one goat and a hog
raffled off and other like amuse-
ments indulged in. The pro-
ceeds went into the church
W. A. Dorey & Co. will sell
their High Grade of Live Stock
at public auction at Mr. Dorey's
home, 3 aailes northwest of Dar-
row, on Thursday, October 25,
1905, beginning at 10 o'clock a.
m. One hundred head of Hogs
will be sold and 24 head of Cat-
tle, and many other things usu-
al to farm and house.
Oil & Gas Company Working Hard
While subscriptions for stock
is coming in pretty fast the sum
total has not yet grown to the
desired amount from the fact
that the individual subscriptions
are so small. The company
needs more large subscriptions
to hurry up the day when drill-
ing will actually begin. There
should be enough cash on hand
to drill two holes before the
first derrick is erected. There
would be as much folly in be-
ginning to drill without the nec-
essary funds as it would be for
a ship captain to venture to
cross the Atlantic ocean with
but half enough coal for the voy
age. Every share holder should
he pleased to know that their in-
terests are in the hands of so
careful and prudent a class of
business men who well weigh
the cost before acting. They
have obligated themselves to
refund all moneys provided the
sufficient amount for the bros-
pecting is not secured, and they
will do this too,if, after exhaust-
ing every means, they fail to get
enough. If all interested do
their utmost the next two weeks
then drilling can begin by the
10th 6f next month.
The company is getting re
quests almost daily from towns
distantly located to extend the
leases to their territory and
promise a big stock subscription
provided the second or third
well will be sunk in their locality.
The company has not yet given
ear to these requests from the
ground that they are for Darrow
first. These requests should
make those interested in Darrow
learn to appreciate the home en-
terprise sufficient to give the
cause a new impetus by new
and increased stock subscrip-
tions. Shares sell at 30c, the
par value of which will be $1,00.
C. W. Warren brought to this
office a sample of June corn,
stock and all, which is a fine
growth of late planting. This
corn was planted on the 28th
day of June and is nicely ma-
tured with stalks nearly ten
feet high. Now, if someone has
a grudge against the editor and
comes in to 'chew the rag' we
will give the complainant an in-
vitation to pacify on corn stalks
S. S. Association Notice
The Blaine County Sunday
School Association will conduct
a House-to-house Visitation for
the entire County the first week
in November. Find out what
this is and be ready to assist the
canvassers. Watch the paper
next week for complete an-
Geo. W. Ferguson, Co. Sec.
Since there is a feeling exit
ing among many people of Dar-
row that the Darrow Mercan-
tile Company will never be es-
tablished, I, as the manager,
take this method of informing
the public that it will be estab-
lished. As a promoter and
stock holder of this company I
announce that as soon as a suit-
able building can be secured it
will be shelved and fitted up to
raceive the goods. As quick as
this can be done goods will be
bought and shipped in as fast as
cars can bring them.
I wish to farther state that
the application for the charter
together with the Incorporation
fees were sent to Secretary
Grimes and in a short time we
will hold in our hand the charter
for the Darrow Mercantile Co.
Thus the company will be or-
ganized under the laws of Okla
homa. We hope that this will
eradicate the idea that The Dar-
row Big Store is mere talk,
and assure the fact that we are
in the push for success.
Wm. Lang, Mgr.
Millinery Establishment Coming
Mr. and Mrs. C Walton, of
Gillman City, Mo., arrived last
Tuesday with household goods
coming, to make Darrow their
We understand that Mrs. Wal-
ton will start up in the millinery
business at once. We extend to
Mr and Mrs Walton a hearty
welcome to our city, and feel
confident that as nice a couple
as Mr. and Mrs. Walton is will
enjoy living among such a splen-
did class of people as Darrow
can show up.
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ssue throughout the year.
From Money Grove, Texas
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Walker,
of Honey Grove, Texas, are a-
mong the new citizens of Dar-
row recently arrived. They left
Honey Grove with household
goods following to make this
model little city their future
home. We welcome them into
the company of our good people;
make yourslves at home and get
Quail Nimrods Plentiful
Since quail can be slautered
lawfully our 'crack shots' (that
is, it cracks when they shoot)
are out every day killing the
perdicine beauties. Quail stor-
ies are now more popular than
fish stories. The noisiest quail
nimrod of the sports is J. I>.
Henderson. Last evening he
made the south side of the town-
site roar like a Fourth of July
celebration, and it was suggest-
ed that a dray wagon be sent
out to bring in the game when
all at once the 'celebration' ceas-
ed and Cashier Henderson drift-
ed in with five quail. He was
assisted by Elder Campbell and
the tail end of a bird dog. It
will be remembered by readers
of the Press that Bro. H. was
the gentleman who shot eleven
times at a cottontail last Spring
while the rodent of the genus
Lepus waited patiently until
Bruno Wettengel stopped its
'clock' with a rock. Since Bro.
H. proved such great marks-
manship a suspicion is harbored
that either Brother H. or Elder
C. held the sack at the hunt last
Pretty Fair Methodist
Wm. Lang helped the editor
put up the stove and fit stove
pipes yesterday, and judging
by the way the parson held his
temper he is a good Methodist.
We like to see a man put to a
test like that occasionally, just
to see out of what kind of metal
he is made of.
President McCaull Here Sunday
W. S. McCaull, president ol
the G., F. & W., the G., S. & S.„
and the C., Okla. Cen. & N. (X
railroads, was at Darrow Sun-
day on his way back to Kansas
City from his trip over the G.,
F. & W. right of way. He left
ex-Governor Barnes in the
western part of Oklahoma where
the railroad affairs need his at-
President McCaull is very-
sanguine on his railroad building
and feels confident that the road
from Trinnidad to New Orleans
will soon be a matter of fact.
He is especially pleased with
the recent railroad meeting and
particularly that the road build-
ing traverses the very best
country known in the United
States. This road, when com-
pleted, to be known as the West
India Short Line, will be of the
most valuable property known
in railroad circles.
Hunters and Tresspassers Notice
Notice is hereby given to all
Hunters and such that were re-
moving wood from N.W. 4 Sec 9^
Town 19. Range 12, that any one
found in the act of removing
wood or hunting on said land will
be fined the full limit.—Charles
Dow, Mrg.; R. C. Young, Lessee-
Darrow people feel a trifle
elated over the arrival of Sun-
Judging by the way teams are day mail now. Last Sunday
headed today for Kopf's sale the was the starter, and everybody
attendance must be good.
knew how to appreciate it too.
Iowa Man Here
T. J. Randall, of Des Moines.
Iowa, is in town today with the
intention of investing in town
property and farm lands. Mr.
Randall is a prominent stock
shipper and property owner of
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