The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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11 „t orient Society
The Darrow Press
VOL. 2. NO. 50.
DARROW, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 1906.
$1,00 THE YEAR.
Cotton Gin Working fine
The Darrow cotton 'gin was
put into operation last Friday
by machinists Upper and Har-
mon. Dr. O. E. Templin says
it works as smooth as a pair of
steel skates. The entire machin-
ery was set and put tog-ether by
"Dad" Harmon and "Dad" Up
per who had never before ex-
amined such a "wooling" device.
Nothing is improbable among
Darrowites, they just go and do
A Frightful Accident
While Mr. and Mrs. J. V.
Martin were gathering up dis
carded railroad ties Tuesday
noon along the Frisco track,
Mrs. Martiu fell from the wagon
and was badly crushed by the
passing of the front wheel over
The wagon was well loaded,
the ties having been stacked
up on the rear end higher than
the seat. While crossing a
gutter one of the ties slipped
forward and jared Mrs. Martin
off the seat. She fell before the
wheel, face down, and before Mr.
Frisco and R. i. Map Wrong
The fact that the maps to the
Frisco and Rock Island railroad
folders is wrong greatly discom-
modes the traveling public every
now and then. If you want to
find Darrow on the map of both
folders you will have to substi-
tute "Rusk" for Darrow, then
you have us located properly.
Why this mistake occurs we do
not know. It has happened
frequently that strangers from
other parts come up from Geary
on the Choctaw,, and depending
on the map entirely, got off at
Darrow under the impression
that they were in Rusk, finding
only that they were about
twelve miles from their destina-
tion. When the porter is care-
ful to call out the station dis-
tinctly the traveler will make
no mistake, but that is not al-
ways the case. It would be a
stroke of business and wisdom
tor these railroad companies to
correct their map before they
issue another folder. The trav-
eling public demands and de-
Three ladies, whose names we
did not learn, came to Darrow
Martin was able to stop the
horses the wheel struck her and |0ver an east bound Frisco last
passed over. John Parker who Saturday en route for Anthony,
had bargained for the old ties Kansas as a result of a misdirec-
was with them in a spring tion. They arrived too late for
wagon. Mr. Martin led his I the Rock Island north bound
team to a post and the two men train that day, and since this
Ker-1 branch of that road does not run
took Mrs. Martin to T. J.
wood's where Dr. O E. Templin
has been giving her medical
treatment. The injuries are
quite painful but not fatal.
Sunday trains they had to re-
main over until Monday. They
should have made the Rock
Island train at Rusk via Fair-
view on the "Orient" railroad
J. £>. Pratt, of Darrow, Okla. an(i hack line, to get to Authony
which is located in the north | on Saturday. This was another
half of Blaine county, is in the blunder caused by the faulty
'mP0I kan* business Per' ! maps of the Frisco and Rock
► tabling to both insurance and Island folders.
railroads. Mr. J. D. Pratt is
perhaps the best posted man on Darrow Schoc| Not(JS
the railroad necessities of the Miss Dalsy Woolmau o[ Wa.
northwestern portion of the ter- tonga_ was a cailer in our school
ritories than any other man,— Tuesday '
Times-Journal. Isaac Martin, who accidentally
shot himself in the leg a few
days ago, is again in school.
The Darrow School is con-
templating giviug a Thanks-
The pupils in the Intermdiate
grade are having a great race iji
Several of the girls of Grades
5 and G are learning a beautiful
Miss Mosley's pupils are
learning a drill.
Claude Richardson entered
school last Monday. We're
glad to have you with us Claude.
The attendance of the pupils
of this school is something to be
E. C. Pietzschke comes to yon
this week in his display ad, ask-
ing for your business. Old cus-
tomers know his ability and new
"^ones should find out. Read his
ad and patronize him.
Pa tronize your home paper;
the editor is human—he will
take more pains to do you justice
with favorable comment.
W. B. Harmon had a finger
badly crushed while working on
the cotton gin last Friday. He
caught cold in the wound later
which caused him considerable
annoyance. He will be able to
work again in a few days.
Happenings sf a Rainy Sunday
Mr. Editor:— A rainy Sun-
day never sets well with the mo-
jority, and the citizens of Dar-
row are no exception. Last Sun-
day was one of those days that
make you wonder how the weath-
er-gloom effects your neighbor.
Bent on inquisitiveness the
writer made his round and here-
with gives a few items of how
he found things on the trip.
The first place he visited was
that of Dr. O. E. Templin. I
found him in his private room
sitting in the easy chair, half
asleep and trying to read a love
story, with a score or more of
cats perched upon him, all wait-
ing to be carressed more than
the other; but old "yaller" seem-
ed to be the favorite which brot
on a cat flight which waxed so
hot that the writer thot best to
make his exit, apparantly unbe-
known'to the doctor, who was
acting as referee between slum-
From the cat-fight arena he
made his way to the Pratt Hotel
where he found Mrs. J. D. Pratt
skinning chickens and preparing
as fast as possible for the "long
hungries" among them being W.
S. Wei born, who declared he
could eat all the chiken she had,
for she had only three. In the
mean time J. D. himself made
similar declarations while Jim
expostulated as to where he will
come in at. Thus another scrap
ensued and the writer again had
to make haste his escape.
From the word-bout over the
chickens we made our way
across the street to ner's
place of abode, and lo and behold
we found it looked up—it was
his "busy day," (Sunday • you
know) sleeping, of course.
From here we passed on to C.
a. Stewart's. C. A. was snore-
ing to beat the buzz-saw, so we
left him in the arms of Mospheus
complete. His wife came out of
another room rubbing her eyes
and said that she had not been
asleep, which may do to tell on a
rainy Sunday but to believe it is
quite another thing.
In working my way through I
the mud for another stop I met
N. E. Willard who was singingl
his favorite song; well, you all
know what it is. This indicated
that he was at least awake so we
passed him up.
W. B. Harmon's "roosting
place" was next invaded, but as
he had two other visitors ahead
I could only stop a few moments.
They had two mattresses spread
on the floor and W. B. and his
visitors were holding them down.
The music they produced was
Hold Your friends
Having carefully chosen a few friends, we should
never let them go out of our lives if we can by any
possibility retain them. Friendship is too rare and
sacred a treasure lightly to be thrown away. And
yet many people are not careful to retain their
friends. Some lose them through inattention, fail-
ing to maintain those little amenities, and kindnesses
which cost so little, and yet are hooks of steel to
grapple and hold our friends. Some drop old friends
for new ones. Some take offense easily at - imagined
slights or neglects, and ruthlessly cut the most
sacred ties. Some become impatient of little faults,
and discard even truest friendships. Some are
incapable of any deep or permanent affection, and
flv from friendship to friendship like birds from
bough to bough, but make no nest for their hearts in-
There are a great many ways of losing friends,
any. But when we have once takenthem into our lives
we should cherish them as rarest jewels. If slights
are giuen, let them be overlooked. If misunder,
standings arise, let them be quickly set right.—Sel.
An Open Look
Keep your inner self so free from thoughts that
need covereing as to be able to look clearly and un-
flinchingly out upon your daily life. A clear, out-
reaching look, bright and unsullied,is a good recom-
mendation. Some boys and young men get so
steeped in hidden sins that they can keep this open
look even after the waters of their soul are stirred
with dark wings, but this is possible only by long
and careful tutelage. Do not try your hand at it,
for ten to one you will fail, and the ones you try so
hard to have think differently will think the exact
truth, and set you down, not only as a wrongdoer,
but as a deceitful wrongdoer, who, everyone knows,
is still more despised by honest people.—Selected.
Steve Haldeman was at Wa-
tonga immediatly after the pri-
mary Monday. He returned
Tuesday, full of politics, sober
as judge, with the right view on
Stacks of old papers for sale
at this office.
Say, put your shoulder to the
wheel for a better Darrow.
School is now in good order j not very euphonious, and as this
be glad to have i was au j saw j left.—Nixy.
The cat crop in Darrow has
been so enormous this year that
it became necessary to dispatch
a herd of them into the world
beyond. The people of this
town are sympathetic, so the
plan of execution was placed in
the hands of Dr. 0. E. Templin
who administered unto them a
painless death. The doctor came
near loosing his life by drown-
ing once upon a time, and as the
process was so painless he had
| no conscienteous scruples in
recommending it for the feline
tribe. A box 18 inches long,
4x4 inches wide with a petition
in the middle—a rock in one end
and a cat in the other, with the
cat end of the box in a candy
bucket filled with water, consti-
tuted the "execution" contrap-
tion. In an houre's time, with
the assistance of several boys to
gather up the cats, the pile of
cat corpses would have made a
Dover railroad wreck look like
The eight and ten year old
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Wal-
ton delivered the first picking of
their cetton crop the other day.
It netted them nearly §10.00.
By the looks of things there will
be many junior cotton growers
T. J. Kerwood accidentally fell
from a wagon loaded with alfalfa
last Friday and sustained enough
bruises to keep him close at
home several days.
F. B. Landis shipped out two
car lord of wheat today.
Jim Hamilton and George
Cowles accompanied by "Joe"
were out quail hunting Monday.
They went out in the hills and
enjoyed a fine ride back? No
remarks about the game.
Miss Lola Pratt had a new
top put onto her buggy last
week and provided herself with
a storm apron. She drives to
her school every morning.
J. L. Kennebrew, of Missouri,
stopped for a visit at Darrow
on his way home from the
and we will
prtrons call and examine our
Stand pat for Darrow.
To be Continued.
Shells that shoot to kill, the
Eagle Lumber Co. sells em.
Mrs. Ray Upper and Tuck Up-
per left last week for Granada,
Colorado, to join her husband,
Ray Upper aud his brother
Charles. The boys are working
on the carpenter trade and claim
to be doing well.
Mr. and Mrs. Masonhall pull-
ed up some of their beautiful
flowers before Jack Frost
"butted in" and divided them
up with some of their friends in
Darrow. It is a good idea to
scatter sunshine in this way
among your friends.
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Daeschner, Gideon. The Darrow Press (Darrow, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 18, 1906, newspaper, October 18, 1906; Darrow, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc179959/m1/1/: accessed May 20, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.