The McAlester Messenger. (M'Alester, Indian Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 20, 1905 Page: 1 of 4
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The McAlester Messenger
M'ALESTER, IND. TER., JAN. 20, 1»05.
A very pretty masquerade ball waa
the true manner In which she carried '
out her part. Miss Ethel Young aa & j
- - - |''widow" was neatly attired In th»;
the one given last evening by Mr. and ngua, mournjnK costume, and was |
Mrs. E. P. McCalvey at the Elk very good. Miss Lou Young was
House. Upon entering the hall one 'Queen of Hearts,' and wore a dain
would realize it Is winU,r. as the dec- ty dreaa of white India linon, covered
orations were evergreen, with a pro- with red hearU, and a crown of
fusion of house plants, and the color hearts. Misa Nora Peck wore a hand-
scheme was carried out in red and some dreaa of black peau de soie,cov-
green. Nothing could have appeared ered with atars, representing Night.
beautiful. At about 9:30 the Miss Orace Drumb in a
dancing began, and continued about dress, was a school girl
Webster, the "jockey girl," wore a
black and yellow costume. Miss Ke-
turah Hopkins, with her little red
dress, white apron, sun bonnet and
book satchel, was readily recognlxed
as a "'school girl." Dressed in a
black costume with snow flakes on it,
Miss Minnie Ogl-sby, of Krebs, repre
sen ted -'winter." Mrs King was a
nurse. Miss Baker, as "the cook,"-
was comical in her calico wrapper and
sun bonnet. Miss Qracj E Igell was
event more interesting, prises were "Red Riding Hood." Miss Bessie
awarded. Miss Ada Richards was for- Chappese was a "nurse." Miss Lll-
tunate in securing first prize, which lion Edgeil, as a 'sailor girl," wore a
was a sterling silver shirt waist set. navy blue suit with white band trim-
The booby prize, for the moat ridic- ming, and cap. Mrs. Ola Coppage
ulous, was given to W. A. Walker. It' represented "Folly." Mrs. McCalvey
wm a bar of Ivory soap. Th® most was a miscellaneous advertising me-
interesting feature of the evenln was dlum, and distributed hand bills to
when the masks were discarded. The the quests A very stunning gown of
couple who led in the Grand 1 arch black crepa de cbene was worn by
proved to be Ed McAleater, the lady, i Mrs. M. A. McAlester. There were
and John Duaeberry the gentleman. , preaent Mrs. Bankston, Mr. Blake, of
an hour. Then came the Grand
M ireh, which was led by a very hand-
some(T) couple. The lady wore a
skirt of dark blue serge, white dam-
ask waist, and blue shambra sun-
shade, with long streamer*. The
geutieman, who was the dude of the
evening, wore white trousers, black
Prince Albert coat, stove-pipe hat,
extension collar and yellow satin t'e—
very gay—and wore a gorgeous bo-
quet of white daisies. To make the
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nstallment Goods, i
Their oostnmes were indeed comical.
The costumes were many and various,
and to give a full description of each
would be difficult. Miss Ada Rich*
ards, in personating a "Siater of
Charity, was quite a success. 8he
wore the conventional black nun'a
veiling costume, and merits credit for
Eufaula,and Mr. Saulberg.
W. A. Walker, 'When Reuben
oomes to town," well merite i the dis-
tinction of being the moat ridiculous.
J. W. Townsend was an engineer.
Will Tippett as "Li Hung Chang"
waa very fine, and des erves credit for
hia good makeup. Bob Walker as a
Will be here befo-e very long—the time when your horse takes
on hia new shining coat—the time when you want a nice, new,
shining buggy to match- Better be studying up now what kind of
a buggy you will buy. hadn't you? You want a good one, and
you want It at a reasonable prioe. Here is a description of the ar-
ticles we carry in stock:
TaiMMiao—Leather, cloth or fancy cor- ] WnnnLa-8arren potent, acrewad rima,
Moyimsoa—Black; alWer furnished
at small additional coat.
Paiwttwo—Bodjr, black or fancy colors.
dnroya, pipe or biscuit pattern back.
Leather dash. Braasela run hall length
and toe carpeta in Mantes. Apron
Spring cashioi and back; high panel
back. Fifteen springs In back.
Top—Leather quarter or leather escept | " «Haria», blaok. green or
aide enrtains. Steel bow sockets. 'wine color.
axles. Shafts- Leather trimmed. Bradley
| quick ahiftiug shaft couplings.
I non Woaca-Colliage collar
Rear king bolt. Fifth wheel.
This gives you a pretty wide latitude of selection, don't you think?
And they are all RELIABLE, too, while the prices are no more
than yon have been paying for inferior goods. Our warehouse ia
on the corner of Second and Cherokee, and we want you to come
in and inapect our stock. It will pay you.
Choctaw Ave., Company. So. McAlester
| Big Lot of Window Glass In *
All Sizes. 5
i J. J. McAlester. 2
McAlester, Ind. Ter.
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J. J. McAlester will sell you every thing in the
Furniture, Saddle and Harness line on the in-
stallment plan. He ha*, goods to suit everybo-
dy and his low prices and easy terms will sur-
prise you. Consult your interests by examin-
ing our goods and gettiog prices and terms be-
fore buying elsewhere. Full lines to select from
in all lines. We invite especial attention to our
splendid lines of Carpets, Rugs and Mattings.
Lumber and Building Material *
Our stock is large and well selected, and is so
carefully graded that our customers are abso-
lutely certain to get from us just the class of
stuff they buy or their bills call for. Let us fig-
ure your bills whether you buy or not. j* j*
•'young lady" was quite as comical as
ridiculous. He wore a sun bonnet,
white shirt waiat, black skirt, and
last but not leaat—for they were very
much in evidence-red hoae. Mr.
Bankston as "Foxy Grandpa" was one
of the beat. Roy Drtfhib as an "Ori-
ental gentleman," waa very fine, and
the costume he wore was very elab-
orate. Dr. Green as a "ghost" was
as weird as he was interesting. Wal-
ter Mann was "the man in the man in
the overalls." 8. J. Spillman was
from Arkansaw." Louie Hayera,
of 80. Town, was a "sailor boy."
Some of the costumes were beauti-
ful, aome ridiculous, some more more
gorgeous than typical.
Ono corner of the parlor wai con
verted into a "cosy corner" where
punch waa served.
Music waa furnished by Paine Bros,
orchestra, of 9o. Town.
Throughout all Elk Hall was the
acene of a aucoeasful event, aoclally
and otherwise, and one to be long and
pleaaanUy remembered by all who
The choctaw and chickaaaw citizens
and Miaataaippi Choctaw* receive al-
lotment. based on valuation., the av-
erage value being $1,041,28, while the
value of each freedman's allotment ia
There has been alloted and aelectod
In the Choctaw nation, by 2o,208 per-
aona, land to to the amount of 3,027,*
043.22 acre.. In the Chickaaaw nation
17380 allotment, and selection, have
been made, embracing t.675.877.18
acjes. The enrollment of persona en-
titled to full attotmenta In the Choc-
taw nation la 19,606; of freedom, 4,966;
and in the Chiokaaaw nation, 6,468
and 4916, reapectlvely. The total area
of the Choctaw nation la 6,957,460 21,
and of the Chickasaw nation is 4,663,-
Under the agreement with these
nationa citizens may sell one-fourth
of that part of the allotment which la
In excess of the homestead at the end
of one year from date of patent, an-
other fourth at the end of three yeaij
and the balance at. the end of five
years. The allotments of freedmen
are are inalienable. Under section 14
of the supplemental agreement with
theChoctawsandCnlckaaaws the res-
Ida® of the lands of the nations are to
be sold at public auction.
The allotment work In these
nations Is nearing completion. The
Indians appropriation act, approved
April 21, 1904 oontlneb a provision
which removed the restriction, on the
sale of the allotmonta, exoept the
homesteads, of all Intermarried whites
and freedmen in the the aeveral nat-
ions. Thie only effecta the Creek and
Cherokee freedmen, as the Choctaw
aid Chickaaaw freedmen have no aur
plua above the homestead.
Bee J. M Lathi in about exchanging
yoor old furniture for new, and your
old atove for a new one. 3-tf
For Bargains In
All Kinds Of Building Material
Co To Th«
Sabine Lumber Co.
5outh Main St. South McAlester.
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Edgell, B. Wilson. The McAlester Messenger. (M'Alester, Indian Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 13, Ed. 1 Friday, January 20, 1905, newspaper, January 20, 1905; McAlester, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc284322/m1/1/: accessed November 14, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.