Mulhall Enterprise. (Mulhall, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 1, Ed. 1 Friday, January 2, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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Mulhall, Oklahoma, Friday, January 2, 1903
UI1AS. F. BILLINGSLEV. President.
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K S. BKkitiS. Ass'i <':isliU»r.
CAPITOL NATIONAL BANK,
CAPITAL STOCK $100,000,00, SURPLUS $16,000.00,
UNITED STATES DEPOSITORY.
Solicits Accounts of
CNATTLL LOANS TO FARMERS A SPECIALTY.
i a. <j. Bkowkh. Capitalist. Utica. n. y.. .l II. I'umomison (iuthrie.
DIRECTORS: R. Hiiooks. (Juturle. I I' I\».i.i.v. (Guthrie.
/ ("has. E. IllM.iNdsi.ky. Guthrie.
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The Post Office and Blow Up
the Safe Between S300
and $400 Sccured in
The Mulhall post office was entered \
and robbed some time Sunday morn- i
ing. The safe was blown open and
the contents taken, amounting to be-
tween MOO and $400 in stamps and
Entrance was trained by removing'
a window pane in the rear of the
building. The supposition is that
nitroglycerine was used in blowing
open I lie safe.
The complete manner in w hich the
work was accomplished indicates that
the robbers understood their business!
A soapy substance was used to pi la-
the safe. The door of the safe which i
is near six inches thick, was blown !
entirely off and broken into several!
pieces, the front pannel was bent
nearly double and struck tile ceiling, j
tearing quite a large hole.
When Postmaster Woosiey came to I
the ollice Sunday morning he found J
things in a very disorganized con-'
dition, having taken in the situation j
he at once telegraphed Sheriff Car-
penter and the postottice inspector at i
Kansas City. Also untitled the of-
ficers in the surrounding towns of the
During tlie day the operator at Asp
notified the sheriff and police at Perry
t hat two suspicious characters had ap-
peared there, evidently they were
waiting to catch a freight after dark.
A part of the officers started for As)
in buggies and others by hand car.
On their approach the suspects took
tlight and hid out. After a chase they
were found and they opened tire on
the officers. (Juile a lively battle
was in progress with sixshooters with
nobody hurt. However, the tiring at-
tracted the attention of Sheriff Foster
who having started hack to Perry re-
turned and met the men and pulled
down on them with a winchester
which caused them to throw up their
hands and submit to arrest. On their
persons were found quite a sum <>f
money including a quantity of pennies,
nickles and dimes. This was suffi-
cient to hold them on suspicion. Also
there was found on them a cake of
toilet soap t hat matches soap in a box
in the otliee from which a cake had
been taken. This soap is an uncom-
mon brand and is the strongest link
in the chain of evidence pointing to
the two as the ones who had entered
How forsaken Archie Collins looks
since Mr. Freeman's are moving.
You alls arter bin out ter see
we'en's old fashioned Christmas tree.
(ieorge Denning came down from
lilackwell on his wheel last Tuesday.
He expects to remain here for some
Ezra Mills and Harvey Fry have
finished the abuttmenls for t lie new
bridge over Beaver creek, it is now
ready for further work.
.lames Denning and wife and son
11 ;i r \ cy. of Blackwell, Olila., have
been spending the holidays visiting
with old friends and relatives in this
Fred Hay and family have returned
to this vicinity and are now living on
what Is known as the Knosp place.
They have been living on Mr. ilav's
claim in Day county the last few I
No one lias broken their neck this i
week, nor run off with another man's
wife, nor committed suicide, nor done '
any other of those things which go to
make it Interesting for a newspaper
reporter, it's about time that some-
thing was doing or everybody wi 1
begin tii think that Grand View is
dead or else gone to Arkansas.
Write it 15)03.
Mr. Cliittum has begun moving to
Lou Huff from the strip is visiting
('has. McCue is visiting home folks
Mr. Langley is moving to Mulhall to
lake charge of the hotel.
Mrs. McCue and daughters visited
Mrs. Dwyer last Sunday.
Arthur Erickson and Miss Cora
Dwyer have the chicken pox.
Mr. Dwyer's brother and family
from Kansas is visiting him this week.
Ira Wyant who has been visiting at
the Ellis home returned to Evansville,
Olila., last Saturday.
Miss Bertha Johnson who is attend-
ing school at Guthrie, visited with
Mrs. Erieksun one day iliis week.
The school boys presented Miss
Fow'er with a nice album for a Xmas
We understand that Mr. liuth and
wife will leave shortly for the Creek
nation to make that their future
The farmers are improving the time
this tine weather, picking cotton. It
is somewhat damaged by the wet
Leslie Ellis informs us that some-
body borrowed ins halter from the
hitch rack at Victor Xtnas Eve, and
when they return it if be is not at
home, just to hang it in the barn.
The pie and pound party given by.
Misses Edna and Eva Ellis Friday
night was quite a pleasant affair.
Those present were: The Misses
Audrey Mills. I lean and Mattie Mc-
Cue, Blanch? and Alice Welden,
Amelia Schafer, Cora Dwyer. Ethel
and Maude Cisco, Bert ha Johnson and
Laura Hughes; Messrs. Ilollle Mills,
Frank, Leslie and Ora Welden, Harry
and Charley McCue, Arthur Chit turn,
Willie Sciiafer. Ira Wyant, Oscar
Stephenson, Herbert Johnson, Lon
Huff, Tallie tioss. Dnane Stafford.
Bob (rray, Alva Haliman and Connie
DEEK CKEHK ITEMS.
Nettie Draper is staying in Mulhall
Quite a crowd attended the wolf
Charles McCue is up from Guthrie
on a short visit.
Mrs. Phelps' brother from Okla-
homa City, is visiting her now.
Mr. Uentrow from (iuthrie, was
hunting in this vicinity last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Chittum and daughter,
Mrs. Mitchell, spent Xmas in the
Lon and Eslie Huff are down from
the strip visiting relatives and old
Mrs. McCue and daughter. Mrs. Ire-
ton. visited at tl.e Dwyer home last
Miss Myrtle Jones lias been quite
sick but is reported much better at
this w riting.
Mr. and Mrs. Perry returned home
from Chandler accompanied by Mrs.
Miss Lulu l'liilx is visiting her sis-
ter. Mrs. Blanche Thomas near Cres-
cent City, this week.
Quite a number of the neighbors
,vere present at the husking bee at
Mr. Harrington's last Friday.
Mr. Dwyer's brother and wife and
little daughter, Alma, are herefrom
Kansas making them a short visit.
Mr. Dwyer and family, William
Goddard and wife and Mrs. ireton
spent Christinas at the McCue home.
Arthur Chittum and mother went
to Guthrie Monday, and Arthur had a
narrow escape of bis life. As lie was
coming from the depot, a negro
knocked him down, but Arthur took
to his heels and run and was pretty
lucky in losing nothing but
$60 IN CASH FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
The Bask ins Grocery Co. have
adopted the plan of giving back to
their customers in cash one day's
sales out of each month. The day on
which purchases are made to be re-
funded, is not, of course, a fixed one,
but is chosen each month with a view
of including the greatest number of
The day selected for December is
Friday the 1:2th. and everyone who
purchased goods at Baskins' on that
day can get their money back byre-
turning the bill of their purchase.
Sec their ail in another column for
dateson which you can get your money
Every Bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
We guarantee every bottle of Cham-
berlain's Cough lietnedy and will re-
fund the money to anyone who Is not
satisfied after using two-thirds of the
contents. t his is the best remedy in
the world for la grippe, coughs, colds,
croup and whooping cough and is
pleasant and safe to take. It prevents
any tendency of a cold to result v
pneumonia. W. M. Hatfield & Co.
All persons indebted to the firm of
\\ M. Hatfield A Co., the corner drug
store will please call and settle their
accounts at once. C. A. Khasek.
EIGHT YEARS AGO.
The First Issue of The Enters
prise Appeared Jan, b,
18*54, Under the Man-
agement of Willis
Wc Ouotc Irom This, Vol. I. No. 1. Items
that May Be oi Interest to Our
Headers, as News in Mul*
hail Eight Years Ago.
' Corn, 40c: oats, 30c: hogs. 41c: eggs.
1.1c; butter, l.V: chickens, *1.75 to $2
per do/..: onions. "V: potatoes, Irish,
•ti, sweet 40o.
Matt Kiucaid of Orlando, was in
S. F.Garrett made a business trip
Frank Bliss went to El iteno Mon-
day on a business trip.
J. D. Townsend and wife of Orlando,
were iu I lie city Sat urdl'j.
Phil Leinmon went to (iuthrie
Tuesday to make a sett lenient w ith
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Uottcrman re-
turned last Friday from Illinois where
they went on their wedding tour.
Miss Zula Shaffer came down from
Perry to attend the grand ball given
'at the Kemp hotel New Years night
She returned Tuesday.
11. K. Wilder has bought the Stew-
art property east of and opposite the
i bank of Mulhall, price *r>oo. Mr.
| Wilder has also purchased tour lots on
| the southeast end of llaty avenue on
which he is erecting a handsome resi-
i Charley Seely went to Guthrie Tucs-
! D. Skinner went to Orlando Wednes-
Dr. and Mrs. McCoiinehey were
(iuthrie visitors Wednesday.
I W. II. Matthews made a business
i trip to (iuthrie Tuesday.
F, vc I arrets of the best "grip modi
j cine" just received at Phil Leinmon's
j menagerie, t ry some.
The expected train robbery at l'onca,
Sunday night failed lo materializeaud
no further trouble is feared, however,
■ a number of armed demities are kept
I on all Santa Fe trains passing through
t he strip.
j In closing up the year wc
j take occasion to thank the pcc
) p!c of Mulhall and vicinity for
i the liberal patronage given us,
Wc have in common with
_ the people enjoyed a prosper-
ous year. Our trade has been good and
our relations with our customers most
Wc have spared no effort to keep in
stock a quality of lumber and building ma-
terial that would please, to this, added fair
and courteous treatment and reasonable
priccs wc attribute the success of the past.
In asking for a share of your trade we
wish to say to our old customers, and all
who need any thing in our line that wc
were never in better shape to supply our
trade than at this very date,
Recent shipments arc now being placcd
in our yards ready for your inspection,
Wishing yoir a Merry Christmas and
prosperous New Year we arc
J. G. WILSON.
J Dr. Buxton of (iuthrie, and Drs.
Hat field and Childers of this city,
Tuestlav removed a cancer from the
breast of Mrs. Fred l!aw lings, who lives
in the country. Mrs lia w'lings endur-
ed the operation bravely and at this
writing is doing nicely.
Married, New Year's day at the
home of the bride's sister, Mrs. E.
Kuhlman, occiired the wedding of Mr.
Ward II. Hitchcock and Miss Delia 10.
Ilines, Key. .Ino. Aughey officiating.
Less in detail we quote:
The New Year's ball at. the Kemp
George Diolil, the jeweler, is happy
over the ad vent of a boy I why.
W. II. Matthews has copy of tax roll
and will receive taxes.
Chickasaw is opposed to statehood.
Two men claiming to be of the I)al-
ton gang robbed the postottice at
Clarkston. securing *JI in money and
three registered letters. Deputy ti. S.
Marshall Phil Lcmmon in pursuit
looses them in the sands of theCimar-
C'aptain llixon and eleven armed
deputies after the Dal tons.
As we have looked over this first is-
sue of The Enterprise and noted the
items of interest and importance that
were [licked up, we have been impress-
ed as we think others will be with t lie
importance of the weekly home paper.
How vividly the quotations above
made will bring to remembrance the
I Coai and Wood Air TiMit Heaters,
Coal and Wood Cook Stoves,
Steel Cocks and Steel Ranges,
SCHOOL HOUSE STOVES IN STOCK.
A First-Class stock of LUMBER and $
all Extras belonging to a lumber yard £
will be found in stock,
CAREY LOMBARD LUMBER CO.
J. E, HARTZELL, Resident Manager,
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