Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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MANGUM. CKKKR OHWTY, OKLAHOMA. THtRSDAV. APRIL »7.
VOL. ti. NO.
A SLICE OFF GREER cowm OLft ll*«
WUI Go to Ux* M the PropoMd
Boundry Change it Nidi.
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A NEW PHONE LINE.
Topelu 4 til Reno Long Pittance
Uiwt Extend to Mangum.
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Mangum rirlun|v m4
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ORIGINAL SURVEY WRONG.
NEW COMPANY CUTS RATE.
Kl Kt ttn Thr .«rtMJwn>
certainly dor»not ncfliKiJ) nin«Jikf
|miiti«*i£ in it wtiwd k»*al exchange
lyitvm in Mangum The new
(uatMn)' b»* e»ial»li%hed an uAcc
Exocrti M*dc Survtv "*»»*'*"" ,w- al * h*ul lw" Waggoner SyndkJlC ChkUfthi »«tton» ..I mar.hal dtyclerk. tien». M.nlum r«n N„w Talk to,«i Itr>an Hotel ami i» dotng bu«i
LTn,.rV .. 7 ami a half mile* we»t »( blair, ami A , r . uree. vt< a I u-tier ul thr peace. ® ilu_«
The pettutkio of II. It /inn el
al.. <ukiug fur a ruad, *» Kitnlcil.
ami thr huart! will mcrt the land
THE HOUND BALE GETTING IN «•>
ill) elect*#! i% to l« hrkl mi
two wvrk* (root neat Tue»
Tlir nlhtci* to lir r Ik writ air
city mai*hal «ln» occu|*c» the |«>
and Pound One hundredth
Meridian to Be
1 view the route of propped iu«d
• Thr ■ectkm line ruad |>etitiou of
IS. II. WUaon et al. wa» rejected. <
! The petition, a*king fur a divis-
| ton of Franci* town-hip, rejected .
, Krroiteou* a«*e**inent claim* were
ju»tice ul thr |ra«v
j and thrrv member* ol the conm.il
* or boon I •>( mi*tre« The town i»
j divided into three ward*. All of
| that portion ol the city M>uth of
I Lucy -.treet, thr »treet nuning
The »tgn<» indicate that thrrr will i along the »Oiith *ide of the ««juarc 1
Oil Co. and American Cot*
ton Co.. All After Greer
Granite. Lone Wolf or Ho-
bart lor Twenty-ftve
' The atorni Friday night did wmte
1 damage to ihe linr Imt it waa re-
l«4irc«l and *a» in goud working
I order Monday niOftHHg
A Nearly fatal Huaaway
Tiling* are done with a ru»h in? Hlartcd a liortlblr ulcer on the
thU rapidly growing country.)leg of J. B Orner. of Frankliu
i«e» either to end or caUM^still "Mowed to John B Jone». R L. he lively time- among tlie cotton i* Fin* ward, all that i»*rtioti north
greater litigation over thousand- of' BlaWngame. 8. H. Stevenaoa, B 1 buyer* in Greer county when this of Lucyand ea»t of Willie Mreet— . „ .
acre* of valuable land on the U»r Kai»r> , Hughe* & Coffee, and > car* crop begin* rolling in. Here- ea»t -idfc square—Second ward, all I.4M Friday a new telephone Itm-1 Grove. Ill . which defied doctor* and
derof Oklahoma ami Texan, ha* J- 8unj>eon. tofore the Chickasha Oil Company. that portion of the city we*t of Wil- came to town without knocking at all remedie* for four year*. Then
juet been completed by Arthur D., The °' Baucuni- ** represented here by the Moore Mill lie atrcet ami north of Lucy Mrcct in the tlmtr or a*king |<crniim»UHi and Bucklen * Arnica Salve cured him.
Kidder Unitea State* examiner of I trca»urcr of Altu* township. wa» £ Oin Company, which operate* an j iu the Third ward The friend* of before Mangum knew what wa*g<> i Ju*t a* good for Boil*. Burn*. Brui*-
anrveva a**i*ted' by Frofeiwor Au- approved. ] oil mill at Chickasha, ha* Iwen vir I>r F. C. Holme* are urging himtojing on. *he had a new long di*taucc j c*. Cut*. Com*. Scald*. Skin Krup-
» ' / - ti>i . .».l..r . .t il«.. Iu.t«r#l iIim r..ivi. .it ' . a-,vt — t • t.„ »tl..u. I.L ..«a..
gufttu* Maconnel formerl)' of Har-1 "y ur^cr °f the lioard the reinou- j tually in control of the situation, allow hi* name to lie used a* a can
vard. A redetermination of Ihe ?5ra,K1e aKaiu»f [ but thi* year it will have two pow- [didate for the council from the fir*t
one hundredth meridian ha* ju»t
been made by these men, with a
corjxs of aH»i*tantH. The people of
Texas have always contended that
they lost considerable territory lie-
cause their eastern line had been
located too far west, and in 1892
the state appropriated a sufficient
sum to have a private survey made,
which verified their belief. The
government refused to accept the
new survey, but. after nine years,
concluded to make the resurvey
which was completed this
The first survey made by the gov-
ernment was done by the needle,
and proves to be, as Texas claims,
Whether the government will ac-
cept the new survey, which was
made by the triangulation and a
Western Union telegraph wire run
between the disputed territory and
the government observatory at St.
Louis, is a question to be settled by
congress. Good authority says the
old determination of the one hun-
dredth meridian is not apt to be
changed, but, if it is, Oklahoma
will lose one mile of its western
border, which Texas will gain, with
back taxes, and this, of course,
means a large sum for Texas and
a big drain on Oklahoma.
The resurveying party has been
located on the Red river at a point
2,500 feet east of the original mon-
ument that was planted by the gov-
ernment at the close of the Mexican
war. It is about twelve miles east
of Childress and sixteen miles west
of Quanah, Texas.
This is a matter of especial inter-
to Greer county, from the fact that
it is one of the western border coun-
ties, and if the new boundry line is
established Greer county will loose
to Texas about fifty square miles of
territory along its western border.
The town of Texola, and perhaps
Madge, will be included in the lost
Died, Saturday, April 12, 1902,
at 3:30 p. m., Samuel T. Williams.
Born in Tennessee September 13,
1843, he removed to Texas in 1895,
and from Texas to his home near
Eldorado in November 1899. He
had been a great sufferer for many
years, one lung being affected, and
had been unable to attend to his
farm since last June. He had been
confined to his bed since last Sep-
tember writh consumption. He
joined the Confederate army at the
beginning of the war and fought
under Gen. Johnson until its close.
He served his county faithfully as
teacher, justice of the peace, com-
missioner, and census enumerator.
He united with the Presbyterian
church at 23 and lived a consistent
Christian life ever after. There be-
ing no Presbyterian church at El-
dorado, he united with the M. E.
church. Mr. Williams was twice
married. The surviving children
of his first wife are Mrs. Mattie
Stewart, Elijah, Tenn., Mrs. Mona
Fraser, Sparta, Tenn., Mrs. Mollie
Swindell, Quanah, Tex., and Frank
P. Williams, one of Eldorado's best
citizens; his second wife, nee Miss
Sallie Fraser, and three small child-
ren, Harvey, Nannie and Ruth, are
left to mourn their loss. He was
interred in the Eldorado cemetery
April 14. 1902. Greer county loses
one of her best citizens in Mr. Wil-
liams. He was a man respected by
all for his integrity and business
judgment. Eldorado citizens lose
a good neighbor. We extend our
sympathy to the bereaved ones.
Frauds township was sustained. | erful rival* to contend with. j ward Me**r*. H. M. Fergufton
The resignation of Floyd McNeill j The Waggoner Syndicate i* put-1 and R. L. Waggoner represent the
as clerk of Duke township was ac- ting up a $200,000 mill at Hobart, other two ward*respectively. They
cepted, aud J. W. Johnson, of Kelly,; and ha* bargained to put up a small- j have made good metulier* and might
appointed iu his stead. er one at Altus; has liougbt the, easily lie re-elected if they would
The resignation of J. A. Hen-; Hughes gin at Granite, ami bought; accept, which they have not fully
dricks, as justice of the peace, hi ground in Mangum for a large gin. made up their mind* to do. It is a
Francis township, was accepted, i The Chickasha Oil Company i* pre-! labor of love, at least there is nocom-
and J. W. Massey appointed to the paring for the fight by building gins: |iensatsoii attached, but much work
place. j at Altus aud at several other point* > and worry, and Messrs. Ferguson
telephone line to Granite, Hobart.' turns aud File*. 25c at R. C. Han
Chicka*ha. HI Reno and on up to Juab's drug store.
Wichita, Topeka and other Kan-
The new line cut* the price of
toll to twenty-five cents to Granite,
Hobart and Lone Wolf aud a cor
rospondiug reduction is made to
farther away points. This new
company is known as the Topeka
& El Reno Telephone Co., and the
manager has notified the city coun-
On petition of Geo. E. Crunk et jn Greer county, a large one at Ho-' and Waggoner think it ought to lie cil of Mangum that the comjiany
al., township 8 north, range 21 bart, and one at Mountain Park. passed around. When Mangum will apply for a franchise to put in
west, and townships 8 and 9 north, | This would have been a square .gets out of her swaddling clothes a local system. This however is
. .gets _
range 22 west, and townships 8 and j fight between two well-matched and gets to be a city she can probab-
9 north, range 23 west, were set off! plutocratic square-bale syndicates,' ly afford to pay her city dads for val-
as a herd-law district, to be known ! but the round-bale octopus wants to uable services rendered.
as District No. 20. No election was feed fat on the product of this won- Dn , . w
ordered, however,-as the petition jderfully rich county and crawls into K
for same was incomplete. the game. This third party in this
The petition of J. W. Usher for , three-cornered fight is the big round- j|,e Attorney Oeneral Expres-
a section line road, approved. bale monopoly doing business under Hlmaell on the Free-
The petition of J. A. Newton for the'name of the American Cotton " Range Law.
a road on half-section line, rejected.
The report ot County Treasurer
Norton tor the quarter ending
Company. This company proposes
to put up a big gin and oil plant at j
Chickasha and build warehouses |
WfaMa a Sharp Ax*.
Millions marvel at the multitude
of maladies cut off by Dr. King's
New Life Pills—the most distress-
ing. too. Stomach, Liver and Bowel
troubles, Dyspepsia. Loss of Appe-
tite. Jaundice. Biliousness. Fever,
Malaria, all fall before these won-
derworkers. 25c at R. C. Han-
nah's drug store.
Owing to the bad weather last
Saturday but five ladies availed
themselves of the opportunity to
inspect our white underwear depart-
A few weeks ago we published an j nient, and we will again extend to
The report shows the total amount then elevate the seed cotton, pack | on the herd law. Since then Judge
of revenue collected during the it into cars and ship it to Chickasha Robberts has succeeded Judge
quarter was $81,828.33, and the | for ginning. This company has Strang as attorney general of Okla-
total amount paid out was $62,- already secured ground at both hotua, and the people may be inter-
651.12. The amount of cash on Mangum and Granite for their ele- j ested jn knowing what opinion the
hand in the treasury, April 1, in all vators. new authority holds on the law
The way things are shaping up j In reply to a query of the secre-
it would appear that the Greer 1 tary of the Settlers' association of
county farmer may have his cotton Gage, Woods county, the attorney
picked for him and get as much for ; general, Judge Robberts, stated that
the seed as he does for the cotton, j the only relief that the people can
He can stand it if the other fellow j have in the districts where this law
can. is in force, is at the ballot box.
On Tuesday a deed was filed for ; The law provides that where
record, conveying a part of two there are twenty-five or more of the
the funds was $43,658.78.
THOUSANDS ARE STARVINO.
Terrible State ol Affairs in the Drouth
Stricken Region ol Texas.
March 31, 1902, was approved, and elevators along the railroads, 1 opinion of Attorney General Strang you the special reduced prices 011
* " ' ' lL 1 ■* * ■* ' * * J Saturday. It will pay you to in-
vestigate this offer.
Turti over a new leaf if you havn't
been buying your shoes from us be-
gin it and save money. We have
what you want—fine dress shoes,
heavy work shoes, medium weight
shoes for men, women and children,
at the very lowest prices. The
greatest shoe on earth; Peters' Dia-
In regard to gents furnishing
goods, we can truthfully say we
have an elegant assortment, at the
lowest prices. Have you ever tried
the elastic-seam drawers? We have
them at 50c per pair.
Extraordinary value in men's
summer underwear. Come and see
our extra fine Jersey-ribbed suits,
Ask for our No. 7006 gents half-
hose, drop-stitch, three pairs for 25c.
We have a fine assortment of
shirts at 50c each, with collars at-
tached, without collars or with two
detachable collars. 75c-grade same
styles. Our $1.00 shirts are un-
equaled. Fine grade linen collars,
two for 25c.
Miss Lillie Graham is the lucky
little girl to win our dollar last week.
This week we are going to offer 50c
for our little friends in the country,
and 50c to our little.friends in Man-
To any little girl in Greer county
who fills in the missing letters in
the coupon below
Ten thousand persons are said to
be starving in the drouth stricken
region of south Texas. The rains
have been growing less for fourteen
years and of late years there has
been none at all. Their animals
are all dead and many people are
said to have been subsisting for
months on the roots of the cactus.
There are no trains in the country
and the lack of transportation is
the greatest difficulty to overcome
in releaving the stricken people.
The drouth stricken region includes
Zapata and a number of other
counties in the extreme southern
part of Texas between the Rio
Grande river and the Gulf of Mex-
ico. Governor Sayers is investigat-
ing the matter and will take steps
to relieve the distressed people.
Mrs. Nannie J. Johnson, nee Hen-
dricks, was born in Bancroft, Mo.,
October 3, 1864, and died at her
home in Greer oounty. Okla., April
9, 1902. She was married to B. E.
Johnson December 24, 1885. She
professed faith in Christ and joined
the Christian church, January 1889,
and lived a consistent Christian life
until the day of her death. The fun-
eral was conducted by the scribe and
the remains were laid to rest in Mt.
Zion cemetery, near Warren, Okla.
She had been for sometime in failing
health and her death was not unex-
pected. She leaves a sorrow-strick-
en husband and two children and a
host of friends to mourn their loss.
But our loss is her gain. Dear friends
'"sorrow not, as those that have no
hope.'' 1st Thess. 4: 13-18.
"What is there here to court my stay
To hold me hack from home.
While angel* beckon me away.
And Jesus bids me come?
hey will not stay behind
JOH F. Bpmpus.
C. W. Gilliland has made quite
a change in business. He Is now
a fnll fledged hardware merchant,
having bonght the Winburne &
Lawrence stock. The new firm
name is C. W. Gilliland &
blocks of ground along the railroad
east of the railroad company's wind-
mill, from the Mangum Mill & Ele-
vator Co. to D. Waggoner & Son.
This is the ground 011 which the
Waggoners are to put up a big cot-
ton gin, and perhaps an oil mill.
The plot of ground is 666 feet along
the south side of the tracks and is
112 seet wide at one end and 300
feet wide at the other.
TJie American Cotton Company,
the round-bale people, have secured
for their elevator and warehouse a
tract of ground east of the old
Bradford & Trulock property.
Alter Seventy-live Years
A visit to the old home is one of
the most delightful experiences of
old age. In New England more
and more has been made each year
of the feeling for the old homestead,
and it is only natural that the "old
home" paper, The Youth's Com-
panion, should participate in this
renewal of "old home" acquaint-
Last week the publishers of the
Youth's Companion enjoyed a visit
from one of their seventy-fire-year
subscribers, Mr. R. W. Peabody, of
Chicago, now ninety-one years old,
who had been spending a few weeks
in New England. He is one of the
few subscribers on record who has
taken The Youth's Companion con-
tinuously since its first issue, April
17, 1827. The letter in which he
sent his original subscription was.
one of the first he ever wrote.
Through young manhood, maturity
and old age, through times of war
and through times of peace, in New
England and in the West, through
all the last seventy-five years of his
life, his one constant companion has
been the old Youth's Companion.
The growth of The Companion
itself from the first small four-page
issue to the great family paper of
the present is merely typical of the
growth of the country during Mr.
Peabody's lifetime. The wonder-
Co., | ful triumphs of steam, and electric-
He ! itv: the great inventions that made
voters of a township ask the county
commissioners for the privilege to
vote on the free-range law, that the
election must be called by the com-
missioners, and that if the voters
carry the election against the free-
range law, then it becomes void in
its operations so far as the town-
ship is concerned.
The postal authorities at Wash-
ington, recognizing the liability of
postmasters to make mistakes in
getting letters in wrong boxes, have
fixed a penalty of $200 on persons
taking mail out of the office other
than their own and not returning
it. The law is to have people look
at their mail before taking it out of
the office and if' they should have
mail other than their own they must
return it at once. It also includes
newspapers. The excuse that it is
the postmaster's fault' 'cuts no ice.''
If you have been getting other peo-
ple's mail you had better take warn-
ing or you may get yourself in
The celebrated lecturer, A. W.
Hawks, known as ' 'The Laughing
Philosopher," will lecture at the
M. E. church next Monday night.
Mr. Hawks is lecturing under the
management of the Southern Lec-
ture Bureau, and his engagement is
under the auspices of the Ladies'
Home Mission Society. Mr. Hawks
is one of the most popular lectur-
ers on the American platform. He
is a bright easy talker, very enter-
taining, and his lecture sparkles
with rare wit and humor. Those
who fail to hear him will miss a
J. H. Green was arrested at Leger
Monday, brought to Mangum and
arraigned. He is charged with
obtaining money under false pre-
tenses It is alleged that he had
mortgaged more cattle to banks
We will give one dollar, which
must be spent in our store. Cut
the coupon out, put it in an enve-
lope, seal it, and hand it to us or
mail it so it will reach us not later
than next Wednesday evening.
All answers will be put in a large
box and thoroughly mixed and the
first one opened containing the cor-
rect letters will get the dollar. The
winner's name will be published in
the Sun-Monitor and Star, each
week, and a new puzzle given
here and at Granite than a deputy j Agelimit 5 to ^ years.
sheriff was able to find. Mr .
Green is an old resident of the Many people buy their shoes of SUre to do you good
couutv having lived some years on Ferguson because of their one-price from them and its a peach
a farm, near Navajoe. Of late he system They say that they can't; got a Wooder Range and it's a dan-
tell the value of a shoe and trust1 dv. Well, we do all our tradm
J. O. McCollister has now made
arrangements to inspect your farm
and close your loan the day your
application is made, providing the
security is good.
nc and Ma Went to Town.
Me and ma took a notion to go
aud see the city. We hearn all
about the great sites people could
saw aud took a notion we would
sell a few yellins and see for our-
selves, so here goes, Mr. Editor, lie
tell you all about it. Wnen we got
to the depot and got off the cars
well sir everybody was so nice to
us, come a runnin' to get our bag-
gage and hollern hacks for all points
in the city, but ma she took a no-
tion to ride on a ' lectric car so we
got on and when we got up to the
center of town we got off to get our
dinner. We found a place with
aides of beef an' great big crawfish
layin' in the winder and says I to
ma, "Let's eat in here,' so in we
went and and a nigger came around
and fetched us a glass of water and
handed me and ma a card what
sayed Bill of Fare and a lot of oth-
er readin' on it, dutch. I guess. Ma
she looked at me and me at her and
says she, "We dou't owe any bills
and we paid our fare on the cars."
Then .that nigger he kinder looked
wise and says' "What do you want
to eat?" Ma sayed she would like
a few potatoes and some bread and
I sayed I'de take one of them craw-
fish and some milk. Well that
blamed nigger he raised up rite
there and hollered out 'lobsters and
chalk, murphys on the side.' Well
ma she got mad to hear that nigger
call me a lobster and ma a Murphy
so we got up and sailed out of that
place and went down to a grocery
store and got us 10c worth of cheese
and crackers. After dinner we saw
a big high house and it said Mason-
ic Temple on it and we saw people
going into the closets and we
thought we would to, so in we went
and a fellow shut the door and up
we went a flyin' stoppin' every
once in a while and some fellow
would go out and when we got as
high as we could that fellow rung a
bell and let her go and we fell from
top to bottom. Ma she grabbed the
side to hold on. When we got out
we hit for the ground in a hurry I
tell you. We went to the show and
saw a feller git shot and then they
had a dance and a weddin' and we
went to see the stock yards and my!
I'le bet they had more cattle than
Texas could hold and after that ma
was ready to start back home. She
was hungry and tired and sleepy so
back to the depot we went to start
home and we was so hungry when
we got to Mangum we was mos'
dead. Says ma to me, 'Let us go
to them Youngsters ana buy some
meat, potatoes, flour cabbage, and
meal and go home and have a din-
ner. Them Youngsters have some
nice gasoline stoves, they are the
best made, and most anything else
you need. If you will go and see
them before they move they are
I got a plow
has been running a hotel at Leger.
with Mr. Gilliland manager.
still retains his photograph busi-1 the*nineteenth century what is was,, u« .. . _.., .
There were fortv-three teachers ness. but has placed a competent nearly all occv.rred in the period Judge Clay placed his bond at them to give value for mooey Did there and are weU pleased. »good
in attendance at the Teachers' Asso- man in charge there and gives his through which Mr. Peabody and %\.000 which he gave with W B. you e\-er think about it bye. Mr. Editor. I will write you
ciation meeting held in Mangum personal attention to the new bosi The Youth's Companion have Henry F. N Davis aud A. R WI ma again sometime.
U*t Friday and Saturday 1 ne». I passed side by side. I Wilson as sureties
H. M. Ferguson.
Wilus W100 ins.
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