The Chelsea Reporter. (Chelsea, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, May 4, 1906 Page: 1 of 6
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THE CHELSEA REPORTER.
CHELSEA, CHEROKEE NATION, INDIAN TERRITORY, FRIDAY, MAY 4, I9O6,
Of course you want
them to look stylish
but why not com- ~
fortably at the same
Our EDWIN CLAPP and WALKOVER
Shoes for men excite admiration because of
their distinctive shapely style and your good
opinion of them increases with each day's
wear because of the everlasting comfort they
give your feet. Really there is no shoe quite
up to their standard at the prices we ask,
$3.50 to $6.00.
Field Operations Booming in ths Chero-
kee Country, The Territory Run-
ning More Oil Thin Eier.
Meet and Triniact Much Unfinished Busi-
ness. They Will Meet
Again May 8th.
■JOHN O. SCOTT I
As the Bays go by the People are Taking
More and More Interest in the
Piano Voting Contest.
The Reporter's Piano Voting
contest is one of the big things
of Chelsea right now, there be- ing rain all day, towards evening
The Sunshine Girls' Box Supper,
The young ladies of the Sun-
shine Society of the Baptist
church gave a musical and liter-
ary entertainment followed by a
box supper, at the Poole opera
house Tuesday nignt which was
a pronounced success.
In the literary and musical
part each and every Sunshine
girl covered herself all over with
glory-the numbers being all
good and well presented.
Although it had been threaten-
ing many palpitations and heart
flutterings as side accompani-
ments felt by the contestants as
they near the end of the second
month of the excitement. It is
something wonderful how the
girls change positions. One day
the sun came out in all his glory
to shine on the Sunshine girls
and assure them a good house.
After the entertainment Mr.
H. C. Hindman took his stand
in front of the stage, and with a
gavel in one hand a box in the
everything seems bright for a j other and a happy smile on his
favored one of fortune, then , benevolent face proceeded to sell
along comes one the least expect-
ed, from past records of the vote,
and actually repasses several
others that seemed safe in the
lead of the least favored young
lady. As many as five of the
young ladies have had friends cjetv $7 05
come to this office and declare
the boxes with much dispatch
and profit to the society, proving
by the success he acquired that
in choosing the mercantile busi-
ness he missed his calling.
The cake was won by Miss
Hazel Duffi aid and netted the so-
that the young lady of their
choice must win the piano. Of
course this is becoming very in-
teresting, and the only way we
know for any friend to assist
a youny lady is to get out and
help to hustle new subscribers.
This can be done easily and any
young lady in the race can be
put in the lead by one or two
life subscribers which is only
$20, securing 30,000 votes.
The arrangement this month,
The entire proceeds of the
entertainment was $34.05, which
the young-ladies expect to do-
nate to the building fund of the
For Dollie, Ethel and Fay.
Recently the Reporter received the
following poetry from some one in Cal-
ifornia. There was no signature, but
knowing that it is intended for someone
in or near Chelsea, we publish it.
I'll relate you a story, it may be a sad
Of trials and troubles when they
n«;im<.uguu«.v w..u ., first bagun.
I left my two children, my wife and
ending May 19, is to give the- ^ home(
young lady securing the greatest
number of votes during the
thirty days $10 in gold, and the
second greatest gain is to se-
cure 5,000 free votes.
The greatest gain made so far
is that made by Miss Addie
Clark, with Miss Clarkie Scudder
a close second. It will be noticed
that Miss Scudder now stands
head in number of votes during
the whole of the contest instead
of second, as was the record of
April 19, and Miss Addie Clark
now stands third instead of
The preEent standing of the
young ladies is:
Miss Clarkie Scudder,
Miss Beulah Puryear,
Miss Addie Clarke,
Miss Jewell Clark,
Miss Cherrie Couch,
Miss Daisy Byrd,
Miss Cassie Iliff,
Miss Cora Paris,
Miss Laura Caulk,
Miss Clara Hale,
Miss Bessie Buffington.
For over the mountains and deserts
Went to Coffeyville, Kansas, took
Santa Fe train,
That carried me over mountains, des-
erts and plains.
As the train rolled onward my eyes
Thinking of my wife and children
may never see more,
If something should happen and wreck
the fast train,
As it dashes over mountains, through
tunnels and across plains,
Which oftimes does happen and that
we all know
Has caused many a poor mortal their
awful death blow.
Oh, Dollie, live faithful, put your trust
in the Lord.
And train our two children for Heav-
en by His word,
God being my helper, I 11 come back
Soon as I can earn money my debts
for to pay.
May God bless you, Dollie, both Ethel
And give you health and comfort
both night and each day, ,
I'm with you in dreamland, yet while
so far away,
Will you think of me, Dollie, when
you kneel down to pray,
Field operations have had
a boom for the past two or three
weeks in the Cherokee shallow
oil field known as the Chelsea-
Alluwe district. Few dry holes
are being found and many fine
wells are being brought in. The
pipe line runs from this district
during April have been about
14,000 barrels a day. It is claim-
ed by those who have made a
careful study of the field that
there is already fully 25,000 bar-
rels a day production developed.
It seems impossible to overtake
the output with adequate pipe
There probably has never been
another instance where the rul-
ings of the powers of the govern-
ment were conducive to exerci3e
of American cunning and the
manipulation of questionable
methods than those made for
the control of the Indian lands
the Cherokee nation. The
ecretary of the interior depart-
ment has shown that he is
wholly unfamiliar with conditions
among the Indians and with the
oil industry, and his rulings fall
far short of accomplishing the
purpose which he undoubtedly
conscientiously intended. Every
conceivable means is manipulat-
ed to get around the rulings,
and in most instances success-
fully. It is found a certain
piece of land has not been filed
upon, you go to the agent, which
"furnishes you with a niggerr
for a stipulated price, who loans
the use of his name for filing on
the land. He accompanies your
attorney to the land office, and
when the papers are secured he
signs them over to you. He
never sees the land and has
simply been given a dignified
lesson in how to beat the govern-
ment in a fool ruling.
The real oil field lies south of
the Kansas line. Of the 59,000
barrels of oil run by the pipe
line, 50,000 of it is coming from
the territory, It is estimated
the present possibility of the
territory field now is 80,000 bar-
rel® a day, or more than the pro-
duction of New York, Pennsyl-
vania, West Virginia, Kentucky,
Tennessee and Southeastern
Ohio combined, and almost as
much as the combined produc-
tion of all the Eastern fields.
It is predicted that at the pre-
sent rate oflield work and new
production the output of the
shallow sand district will shortly
exceed the production of the
Ohio and Indiana field. The
field is extending both north and
south, and some think it will not
stop short of the Kansas line in
the one direction and Okmulgee
in the other. Leases in both of
the pool limits are commanding
top notch prices. Toward the
north in township 26 operations
are branching out to the east.
In 15-26-16 and 18-26-16 the reg-
ular sand is formed, while in 14-
26-16 a shallower sand is giving
good results. The coming sum-
mer will probably witness con-
siderable wildcatting toward the
The Fair Associatian met Tues-
day afternoon, elected new of-
ficers and transacted much busi
ness that had remained unset-
tled. The association will meet
again May 8 to determine ways'
and means for taking over a
p )i t'en of the ground now owned
by Messrs. Poole, Lane, Johnson
and Hester. The whole tract
will be used if necessary and
more will be added at an early
date. It was the unanimous
opinion of a representative eol-
ation of stockholders that the
fair be maintained and be made
larger and greater, even to the
expectancy of making this the
state fair eventually. This
should be, as this is the only
point • in the Indian Territory
where- an agricultural fair has
been maintained for the past six
or seven years.
The officers elected were ss
follows: C. -W. Poole, president;
John P. Drake, vice-president;
John R. McIntosh, secretary;
John D. Scott, treasurer.
Directors—W. J. Kuhn, Jno.
P. Drake, N. B. Foreman. Jno.
R. McIntosh, Frank Paris, Jno.
D. Scott, W. J. Strange, B. H.
Hester, John Sharp, Joe Hogue,
Sam'l Francis, Milton Caulk and
C. W. Poole.
J. T. fUAPADDEN, W. O. MILAM,
PrMliUnt Vlw PrwIdtM
J. HEARD PAKKS, A l«Un« Caihlar
Bank of Chelsea,
1896 Chelsea, Indian Territory jgofl
DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS)
and Respectfully Solicits Your Account
I J. T. nc5p«MM, C. L. Lane, W. P. McSpaddon. W. O. rtlUw. 1
J.M.Sharp, W. J. Strung*, Job* D.Scott
i Any valuable papers you desire to protect will be absolutely safe with nil
I an we have the beRt protection fcr tliein that can be had In Indian Territory I
I and no charge for their care. Any collections you desire made we desire 1
I you will leave with us. We remit for all collections the day e rec«i e|
Dr. J, Wade Bone, Pres.
Joseph Nelson, Treas.
Archibald Bonds, 1st Vice-Prei.
W. J. Strange, 2nd Vice-Pres.
E. L. Orr, Cashier.
Union Bank &Trust Co. j
Do a general banking business. Money to loan on real es-
tate. We solicit your business, and are prepared to extand
you all accommodations that are consistent with safe and
conservative banking business
Of the Transfer of Oil Leases. Sale
Was Hade Only on Condition
of Secretary's Approval
The important results dependent
upon physicians' prescriptions
should be the first consideration
of every pnarmacist
Physicians have learned that
we follow their directions to the
letter and that we have the suc-
cess of the medicines prescribed
as much at heart as they them-
selves. That's why they like to
have us put up their prescriptions.
Our prices are always reason-
The Corner Drug Store.
C. W. Poole and John Tibbs
were the guardian angels who
piloted Jack Reily over the
thorny road to thirty-second de-
gree Masonry at Guthrie last
week. All report a good time,
but Jack walkswith an effort giv-
ing evidence of the rough road
traveled to Jordan.
Col. James B. Guffey of Pitts-
burgh was at the Interior depart-
ment Saturday and made a state-
ment to Secretary Hitchcock con-
cerning the sale of the Indian
Territory oil properties of Guffey
& Gailey to the Osage & Oklaho-
ma Oil company, supposed to be
a branch of the Standard.
He and his attorney will have
another conference with Mr.
Hitchcock this week. The sec-
retary said he would not take
action to prevent the sale unti 1
he had made a full investigation.
Neither the secretary or Col.
Guffey would discuss the state-
ment made by the later. The
sale was made about a year ago.
It was learned that it was con-
ditional upon Guffey & Gailey's
obtaining the approval of Secre-
Since then the Osage & Okla-
homa Oil company have been
operating the properties, al-
though Guffey and Gailey failed
to bring the sale to the attention
of the interior department. Mr.
Hitchcock appears determined
to prevent the oil leases from
falling into the hands of the
It is the opinion of some oil
operators that the whole scheme
of the secretary is one of jeal-
ousy, because a competitive oil
company had secured control of
the valuable oil properties.
Others hold the opinion that
the secretary and the oil mag-
nate were pulling off a deal be-
In all events the property is
now in the hands af the allotee,
and will be held by her until j includes four dwelling houses
something is done to cause a re- just east of ex-Mayor Roberta'
linquishment. j residence, and two near the Hes-
It is said the Prairie Oil & Gas ter addition, also Mr. Jones owns
company will refuse to run oil 37 1-2 feet front on Pine street
from the wells, pending the set- that is a most desirable building
tlement of the difference. The site that is in demand as a busi-
Independent Reporter is authori- j ness location. The corner lot of
ty for this statement, and makes the Improvement Co., opposite
it after an interview with the J the bath house, attracted the at-
head office, though President tention of Mr. Jones and he made
O'Neil was not in Independence several inquiries as to what a
at the time, and may change his business house would rent for
mind when he hears from Wash- and what the lot would most
Secretary Hitchcock comes in
for his share of the cussing the
oil men are handing around over
the unsettled condition, and the
question of whether the oil man
is going to be allowed to follow
peaceful pursuits is still a matter
•Will Help to Build Chelsea.
Jas. K. Jones! Jr., of Wash-
ington, D. C., who has recently
made his home at Tulsa, was in
Chelsea Saturday looking over
his property. Mr. Jones brought
with him contractor Patton, of
Tulsa, knowing it would be next
to impossible to get work started
on contemplated buildings here
by any of the local builders, as
they have their hands full taking
care of the large amount of work
that the home builders and busi-
ness men are already having
done. Mr. Jones gave the Re-
porter's business manager an
likely cost. No doubt his atten-
tion was called more forcibly to
this lot si ice he was aware of
the building of the elegant hotel
that is to commence within a
very few days just west of this
Such men are welcome to
Chelsea and time is adding more
and more of these enterprising
men to tho se already interested
$10.00 IB Gold.
$10.00 in gold to the young
lady making the greatest gain
from April 19th to May 19th, also
5,000 votes for the one making
the second greatest gain during
that period. «
This prize should be contested
for even by those not having
but few votes now as it is in
reach of all contestants.
Why not put forth a little ex-
tra effort and get one of the
outline of what he has decided1 prizes in May 19th, awarded
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Roberts, Marion, Jr. The Chelsea Reporter. (Chelsea, Indian Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 47, Ed. 1 Friday, May 4, 1906, newspaper, May 4, 1906; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc181122/m1/1/: accessed April 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.