The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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DARROW, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 31, 1906.
75 CENTS THE YEAR.
Drilling Operations Began To-Day
The drilling shift at the oil
well resumed drilling today
after a season of fishing for
tools. Through an accident
while they were drilling the rope
| , slipped into the hole like a snake
and coiled up in the cavity caus-
ed from caving at a depth of
% about 1100 feet. The end of the
rope remained 250 feet from the
surface. An attempt to fish out
the rope was made with the
fishing tackles on hand, but to
no avail. A stem and a jar was
then brought up from Bartles-
vijle by Geo. Cowles, which
proved to be the right sort of
tools to catch the rope. After
about two hours fishing the rope
and drill were brought to the
Preaching Services Next Sunday
There will be preaching ser-
vices at the school house im-
mediately after the Sunday
school next Sunday by Rev.
Marrison. of Isabella. In the
afternoon at 3 o'clock Rev.
Gowan, of the Methodist will
preach, and at night there will
be preaching again by Rev. Mor-
Darrow Arranging for the fourth
The Fourth of July celebration
at Darrow is now getting the at-
tention of our Citizens. The
commercial club took up the
matter last evening and appoint-
ed two committees. The first
committee are, Wm. Lang, Tom
Holaday, S. A. Carter, W. B.
Harmon, and Dr. 0. E. Templin,
who will meet in joint session
with the committee appointed by
the Blaine County farmers union
next Tuesday afternoon to dis-
cuss plans. The second commit-
tee are, Gideon Daeschner, Wm.
Lang, N. E. Willard, W. B.Stew-
art and Dr. O. E. Templin.
The latter committee is the
Fourth of July committee proper
and will have the power of ap-
pointing sub-committees, and to
work in conjunction with the
committee appointed by the A.
S. of E.
The Club also appointed C. P.
Ames, Brook Lang and W. B.
Harmon as a race track commit-
tee, and Brook Lang was ap-
pointed as a committee of one
for base ball games. Darrow
will be the place to spend your
A Snake Story
C. G. Lowry. a popular travel-
ing man out of Oklahoma City
while coming from Southard last
Tuesday, saw a lady and her
children and their dog chasing
a prairie snake—i. e. while the
snake wasn't doing the chasing
act itself. Like a good fellow the
traveling man came to the res-
cue and attempted to shoot the
reptile. Six shots were fired
but the snake was unhurt and
ready for a fight. The amuni-
Absent Members Loosing Out
The Darrow Camp of M. W. A.
had a royal time last Friday
night in which the grand finale
terminated in a treat to the camp
with ice cream and cigars, by
C. A. Stewart and Dr. 0. E.
Templin. The absent members
will please their palate hereafter
by making their presence more
Our New Neighbors
Two representatives of the
, Enoch Brothers Lumber Com-
tion being exhausted Mr. Lowry . , .
pany, of Jackson, Miss., were in
cnM f n cVirvf/*nri n m rl I
town Tuesday in the interest of
their new manufacturing institu-
sent for a shotgun, and while
snake and traveling man were in
wating and eying one another
the former left his coil and took
to the gl ass like lightening. And
neither the traveling man nor
the family of Mr. Parker's fol-
lowed suit. The snake was per-
haps (3 feet long, but looked like a
ten footer to his assailants.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson and
N. E. Willard and family went
to the mouth of Deep Creek Sun.
day where they joined Mr. and
Mrs. Sam Aeckard and party for
a fishing expedition. The whole
party has been overflowing with
fish stories ever since.
What's the matter with the
Blaine County Press Association?
In other words; does its presi-
dent and secretary treat it as a
tion in this part of Oklahoma.
Both men are enthusiastic over
the raw material deposits so
closely located at Darrow, and
they look for great develope-
ments along the line of manufac-
turing building products from
this material. The two gentle-
men have purchased the Bick-
I ford plaster mill and will in-
crease its capacity by adding
several thousand dollars worth
of new machinery. They are
men with a great deal of capital
and are fine fellows to do busi-
ness with. They are of the
opinion that the mill will resume
operation within 90 days.
Fair Prices at the Sale
Quite a number from Darrow
More Land for Settlement
The big pasture in the Com-
anche country in the Southwest-
ern part of Oklahoma will be
opened for settlement this sum-
mer. All that is necessary for
the bill for the land sale to be-
come a law is the signature of
The main points in the bill are
covered in the following:
1. Number of acres 505,000.
2. 3,106 quarter sections.
3. Shall be opened within six
4. Sold to the highest bidder.
5. Purchasers must be quali-
fied homesteaders and comply
with homestead laws as to resi-
dence, cultivation and improve-
6. Minimum price $5 per acre.
7. One-fifth to be paid at date
of purchase and balance in four
equal annual payments.
8. Failure to make payment
9. Land^remaining unsold at
end of four years to be sold for
cash under rules adopted by
secretary of the interior.
10. Prior to sale, allotments of
160 acres shall'be made to every
Indian child which has been
born since June 5, 1906.
Can be Accounted for
Judge L. A. Love who was
once elected as probate judge, of
Custer county on the Republican
ticket, has forsaken his former
faith, and "jined" the Democrat-
ic squad in Watonga. Judge
Love at one time was a promi-
nent m?n in Custer county, but
he has gradually drifted on the
downward path; from living in
Clinton to joining the Democrats.
In Blaine county the Judge
has been smoking cigaretts con-
I herewith make my business
announcement to the public and
call attention to my new stock of
Goods having just arrived and to
the various branches of my
business. Can supply your
needs in dry goods, groceries,
hardware, tinware, and never-
rust goods- Produce taken at
highest market price. In addi-
tion to the above I will run a
meat market and keep the trade
supplied with fresh meats every
day in the week.
Will make a special run on
nails to begin with. Special
price on nails will be from one
to two cents per pound.
A good assortment of Dry
| Goods has just arrived. Every
Ralph Leslie and sister, Miss
Mabelle, of Longdale, were in
Darrow yesterday morning. On
returning home they went to the
Decoration Day execises at
C. W. Warren's last Monday and jfor wear and eating will be sold
enjoyed themselves to the limit.
Everyone had praise for the way
in which C. W. entertained the
at a small margin.
By turning from the path of virtue and true honor,
by leaving the great principles which God has laid
down in His Word, we shall be nothing but wrecked
and ruined spirits. Meditate on these things while
life is young and buoyant and thy sun shines fair.
Be virtuous, be good, be circumspect, and no weap-
on formed against thee shall prosper.
"Virtue may be assailed, but never hurt;
Surprised by unjust force, but not enthrall'd;
And even that which mischief meant most harm
Shall in the happy trial prove most glory."
—D. C. Eddy.
Might I give counsel to my young hearer, I would
say: Try to frequent the company of your betters.
In books and life that is the most wholesome society.
Learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is
that. Note what the great specially admire. They
admire great things. Narrow spirits admire basely
and worship meanly.—Thackeray
Good Men on School Board
The Darrow school district
elected a new board at their
first annual election last Monday.
Fred Siegfried was elected
director; Dr. O. E. Templin,
clerk; T. J. Lollman, treasurer.
Every member of the board
stands high in the community
and the district rests assured
that the best interests of the
school will be championed. The
total assessment of the district is
31,937,00. A levy of 20 mills
was made on general fund, and
5 mills on incidental expenses.
Threshers and farmers, Attention!
I am prepared to furnish you
with best Steam Lump Coal for
threshing, at prices that will
meet all competition. Call and
see me at Carter's yard.
W. B. Harmon.
E. C. Pietzschke is a fresh-
air blacksmith; he put a ventila-
tor on his shop this week. He
is otherwise improving the ap-
pearence of his shop by giving
it a coat of red paint.
W. B. Harmon has taken the
coal business off of Lafe Carter's
hands by request and will be
our coal dealer during summer
months. Mr. Carter will be
absent much of the time during
the summer, and for this reason
he turned the business over to a
Uncle Billy Stewart has begun
to move his stock of merchan-
dise into the Haley building op-
posite the Pratt hotel today.
The World Must be Getting Better
Last Sunday night there was
no preaching service at Darrow
and in consequence while our
peaceful citizens were visiting
among themselves they were
agreeably surprised to have a
railroad gany within hearing
distance singing religious songs.
Among the singers we could
plainly distinguish the voice of
foreman Hall, who is quite a
church man. The singing was
conducted in their private dwell-
ing cars. When railroad gangs
go to singing church songs in
earnest it is surely a sign that
the world is getting better.
frisco Making Imdrovements
The Frisco railroad company
has been working two bridge
gangs in the neighborhood of
Darrow this week. In addition
to this the sidetrack extra gang
have been at work at Darrow
nearly the entire week. With
the regular section crew this
makes four bands of workmen
repairing and improving the
Frisco in and near town. Every
crew,none excepted, are a fine
lot of men; and by saying so we
don't even flatter the regular sec-
tion gang either.
Mr. & Mrs. Lafe Carter re-
turned from Enid last Friday
where Mrs. Carter was taking
osteopathic treatment. She is
much improved and hopes for
complete recovery. She returns
for further treatment this week.
, j a« uvci;- - - The two hack men at Watonga
attended the public sale out at j thi„g needed in the household™5 wU1 ^ an imProvement had a fistic encounter yesterday
n iv . .. over his former location.
Brook Lang went out to C. W. |trsin Pulied out
week the Republican said that
Let's see, last
T. W. Keesecker. j Wftrren*s gale last Monday and,
crowd. Enry article brought a I Hon. A. Henquenet of the ^.^Giris^L n^k-o^he wlTrTncZ* pLslbl^
good price. There were about j town of his namesake, was in (woods are now asking one an- publican ment that peace con-
200 people at the sale.
I town yesterday.
other, "Will it be you?"
' ference were "necessary."
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Daeschner, Gideon. The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 31, 1906, newspaper, May 31, 1906; Darrow, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc179924/m1/1/: accessed May 23, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.