Mangum Sun-Monitor. (Mangum, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 5, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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MANGUM, CREEK COt'NTY, OKLAHOMA, THl'RSUAV, Jt'I.V j. 1406.
VOL. 16. NO. 1 &
THESUMMER NORMAL &LVSS«ST?
Begins Monday July 16 at Man-
gum and will Last Four Weeks
CHANCE FOR SCHOOL PUPILS
Letter From Dr. McLauchlin Tel-
ling How Public Schools Pu-
pils who Failed to Pass
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alppl SB. I,oulatatta S7. Toaaa IS. Ar
kiDMi >6. T»bo«mmn> M. Mlswniri ti.
Oklahoma to. Indian Territory Ml, a*
fra*» t'nKed M<at*a 13 S. a detorlatlon
c* 13 per enot (he pail month.
We have been requested by l)r.
McLaucblin, superintendent oi the
Ma tiK ti in school*, to publish the
following aiiuounceunnt which
will be found to be of very greui
importance lo pjpilsof the .schools
of the county who are anxious to
advance as fast as possible.
Arrangements will be made at the
Normal to accommodate any children
of the Public School* who need or de-
sire to take four weeks study to better
fit them for their regular school work
In the fall. As many already know,
our grades Wlow the High school
have High and Low divisions and la
most of these divisions two classes, A.
and B. In the Low First, we had four
divisions, classes A., B., C., & D. Now,
as I remember, a number of pupils
were disappointed because :hey lacked
only a little of being promoted one
class higher. For instance, some pu-
pils, who were promoted to the LoiV
Fourth B class, might easily do sufli-
cient work on their weak subjects i
H. W McGuire dird at the
home of hi» sister, Mr*. A. M
Stewart, in Mangum u< the home
of his siater. Mr*. A. M Stewart
•' 7 35 o'clock on the morning of
I Monday July and. The funeral
' wai held on Tuesday under the
[ auspices of the Masonic Lodge of
I which he was a member Inter-
ment was made in the Mangum
cttuetery. Mr. McGuire was 5a
years old and leaves a wife aud
six children, three of whom urc
grown. He owned a farm near
Duke and a house and lot in Man-
gum He was at the farm when
he was taken ill but was brought
to Mangum for medical attention.
He died of typhoid pneumonia.
Mr. McGuire came to Greer county
about six years ago from Comache
county, Texas, where the family
has lived for over fifty years. W.
M. McGuire a brother and John
Fritz, a brother in-law of deceased
were at the funeral.
SMITH VISITED DELH
Two Rural Free Delivery Routes
go Out From that Office Now
THE COUNTRY ISPROSPFROUS
Good Crops-Farmers Co-ope rat'
ing in Ownership and Oper-
ating a Thresher. Gin
and Telephone Line
FOUND HE WAS AN ALIEN.
i. L. Dutcher of Willow Could Not
Prove Up Until the Court Made
Him a Citizen.
A peculiar case in which C. L.
Dear, delightful Delhi, on a
maguiticeut mesa of beautiful
farm homes where rural life can
be fouud in its highest and most
attractive state, is another village
in the greatest county on earth —
Greer— twenty miles uortb and
ten west of Mangum.
Suppose we stop here awhile and
see what is going on. The post of-
fice and drug store is kept by H. C.
Webb, who seuds out two R. F.
D. carrier's; T. C. Lowry, No 1;
Arthur Klam, No 2, each day
when the stage from Mangum No.
2 reaches here, also fills prescrip-
tions for the two city physicians
and sells medicines and notions to
his conterminous countrymen
Across the street is T. J. Price's
big general merchandise store and
640 acre farm. He has been here
eighteen years, does a big mercan-
tile business and cultivates 340
acres. He is today cutting alfalfa
of which he has a big field, will
these four weeks at the Normal to en-1 .,dang"0!, slart binders in Small gtain tomor-
ter Low Fourth.
losing his homestead valued at about
A class, provided I $3,000.
row. Has fifty hogs in the four
their general average is not too low. j Mr Dutcher was born Just | fcre 8r°ve; orchard all around the
If already in the Low Fourth A class ,h « . ^ ! across large farm house; has two other
iLn?. .yJ° t L .1 v^_!:i!he,lne ,n Canada but be*n "vlng j sets of buidings on the farm for his
has eight nice children
among them my little sweetheart,
Susie of five summers, who re-
similar good work for the four weeks |ln the UnIted States ever 8,nce „e was | 8 ® b'
mieht Dlace fhem in the Hlirh KYmrth „i * . icuauis,
might place them in the High Fourth | about two years old H,s father wag |
B class. I remember that seven girls I naturalized and voted and held offlc-1
and boys were promoted to the Low | in the country and his son, C. L.j
never realizing but what he
Second grade on condition that they I Dutcher
completed their first reader and mem-
orized some additional number facts.
These seven. and others similarly situ-
ated would do well to attend this child-
ren's class in .the Normal. Then some
pupils failed of promotion because ot
failure to pass examination on one.
or two subjects. These will have an
opportunity to catbh up again with
their regular class.
The tuition for this children's class
will be $1 for the four weeks. Some
of the instruction for the class will
toe given, by teacher-students who will
be attending the Normal, but Super-
intendent Taylor and myself will
supervise the work.
The class will meet promptly at
7:30 in the cool of the morning and be
dismissed at 9 o'clock. When any of
the regular Normal work would be of
Interest to them they will be invited
to remain for that also, provided they
have their parents' .permission.
All who contemplate Joining this
children's class should meet me at
•the High school building on Friday
morning, July 13, at 9 o'clock and
bring last year's report card, and I
will let you know whether it would
be worth while for you to join this
All members of last year's Eighth
and Ninth grades who have not secur-
ed Common School Diplomas or Third
Grade Teachers Certificates, should by
all means attend the Regular Normal
classes and secure the Third Grade
Teachers' Certificate, and thus be
ready for full promotion to the next
The three members of the Low Sev-
enth grade, whose promotion to the
Eighth grade is conditioned on a good
deal of Summer work, would do well
to get as much service as possible out
of this Normal.
All who received Common School
Diplomas from our High Seventh
grade and from other schools in the
county, who expect to enter our High
school next fall, would do themselves
and their teachers a great favor by re
viewing and studying more thoroughly
the common school branches during
the Summer Normal.
Remember the Normal begins Mon
day, July 16, and do not fail to register
at Prof. Taylor's office before Satur-
day night. July 14, if you wish to g<*
a free copy of the 1906 GUIDE.
JAMES A McLAUCHUN.
was a citizen of the United States has
always voted and has held office in
this country just the same as any oth-
He came to Greer county about sev-
en years ago and filed on a claim near
Willow where he has since resided. He
waited till the time had about expired
for him 'to make final proof and then
came in on June 19 and made final
proof before Profbate Judge Todd and
in his ^evidence, he swore that he was
born in Canada and came to the United
States when he was about two years
of age. The proof was forwarded to
the Lawton land office. When it ar-
rived there and Major McKnight ex-
amined it he decided that Mr. Dutches
was not a citizen, of the United States
and therefore not entitled to land In
Dutcher was notified and he went to
work Immediately to become a natur-
alized citizen of our country as his
seven years in, which he is allowed to
make final proof would expire in Sep-
tember. He came to town and he and
Judge J. A. Powers, accompanied by
Percy, went to Lawton Sunday after-
noon and Monday momJng went be-
fore Judge Gillette and took out nat
uralization papers and then went be
fore the court and was made a citizen
of the United States. Then he went
before the land officials and had the
matter straightened out there and his
final receipt was issued him and he i3
members my visit of two years ago,
done u*iag ibr threshing engine to
drive the gin. Who will say that
Grctr cuuuty farmer* are not pro
grewMvr? 1 u»e their line* lo wait
with then and am proud that
belong to the ' gang "
Farmer C W. Jooen *aya his
wife wont let bun sell the farm and
be will haul coal to the thresher of
which be in part owner.
Farmer J. F Hcnsley, whose
crop* are looking O. K is a ti ti*
tec in the concern and will go with
the thresher a* manager.
8. H. Koach ia a new farmer
here aud it renting this year but
has Iiought a larm near here and
mvs this is the l»e*t country he
ever saw. J. W. Powel toas a farm
abort dialauce southwest. G
W. Owen will have peachcs this
year and is putting out grapes on
bia farm five miles west. He has
a well drill and puts dowu many
wells iu this vicinity.
I wish to accept Bro. W. L,
Taylor's iuvitation to go home
with him and Sunday over, but
must defer that pleasure.
At Delhi I met a man who it
look five long years of fifty-two
weeks each to learn that "he never
subscribed for that paper". I
shall suggest to our fighting editor
the expediency of railing his at
teutiou to our club rates—I refer
to the elm club which hangs over
Today I inadvertantly quoted
passage from my beloved Bible a;
fell head over heels into a religious
argument from which I only suc-
ceeded in extricating myself by
vehemently protesting that I did'nt
know it was loaded.
\ W. O. Smith.
THE FOURTH OF JULY
Mangum People Nearly all Wen t
Out of Town to Spend the Day
AS WAS "NOTHIN DOINM HERE
Altus Had a Big Crowd-Mangum
wat well Repreiented in Oren-
ite While Many Went
THE NEW BALL PARK
Was Formally Opened Saturday With
a Game Between Midgets And
Fort Cobb—Midgets Lost.
FOR A FARMERS' GIN.
About the Cotton Crop.
Furnished by J. H. Wlgham. Broker
Washington. D. C- July S —The De
part men t of Agriculture reports the
average condition of cotton at tt.I as
compared with M 6 on May 28. 1906
M1 corresponding date lfOt and a
tea 7*n average of Ml. The aw-
aft* condition by state* on Jane 2$
At a Meeting Held Saturday a Start
Was Made for Building a Gin in
There was a fairly good attendance,
at the farmers gin meeting held in
the court house last Friday and a start
was made on the line of a farmers gin
for Mangum to be run in harmony
with the farmers oil mill which Is all
ready to start up when the season
W. O. Byars was elected chairman
of the meeting .and J. E. Taylor secre
tary. It was decided to make the cap-
ital stock of the company $10,000
which is to be divided into shares of
$10 each with a limit of twenty shares
to the man.
A committee mas appointed to so-
licit subscriptions and instructed to
report at a meeting to be held at the
same place oc Saturday. July 14. who
if sufficient stock had been subscribe!
the company will be organized.
J. L- Lyon, ou Monday, succeed-
ed M. A. Fox as mail carrier on
the Erick star route. Fox said
the Lkro roared about him keep
if the job so long so be gave it
obliged to confess that she ate the
cake she promised to save for me.
"Jeff" is busy but takes time to
show me around and confirms the
opinion I had of him as a gentle-
Wm. Duran is Notary Public
and barber and his patrons obli-
gate themselves to keep the peace
while he shaves them.
Dr. Henry Bradbrook is at hand
to administer anasthetics and
things. He does not have to be
shown, although he is from St.
Louis. Everybody knows how he
staid with the man Bell who was
so badly shot up two or three
years ago and pulled him through.
Dr. J. S. Powers lives in the
south ward of Delhi on a four acre
lot. He bought the Jim Irwin
farm a mile east of here with the
wind grist mill on it. He says he
"has a big field and in that way a
large practice;" that "this soil and
gyp water makes for abundance/
and that "he harvests a crop of
from 50 to 60 babies per annum.
as the young people are taking up
the white mans burden. Affirms
also that some of his patients are
still on the surface of the earth.
To meet him is to like him.
I got a fine dinner today at the
farm of C. L. Yarberry, two miles
west of here. This lovely 320
acre farm has 260 acres in cultiva-
tion, oats, wheat, corn and cotton,
eight bales of the latter from last
years crop still on hand, works a
team of four big brown mare mules
aud when they are hitched to a
farm tool it goes, will have lots of
grapes and peaches this year,
showed me a fine Poland sow with
litter of eight. He has six bright
children and is happy and content.
Near him is Squire J. W. Low-
ry's farm on which the Macoroni
wheat is making a phenominal
yield and oats which will crowd
the 100 bushel per acre mark.
Has nice house, grove, orchard,
lives at home and boards at same
place, has been here seven years,
or as he factiously says, "long
enough to become brutalized."
I met here Farmer Geo. W.
Webb, a statement of whose farm
would read mnch like the above.
I forgot to mention that T.
Price owns and operates the Gin,
and ginned about 1200 bales last
The Farmers Mutual Telephone
Co. here is capitalized at $5,000.00
has a linn to Sayre and connects
here with Erick, Willow. Bloom-
ington and Jester, all being mutual
lines and the Friendship Union TI" -
which I organized less than two!**r Advertised Lettern."
years ago have bought a steam w c
thr«hiog rig and put up a gin If yoa are in the market for
building in which tbey will install fano loan and the other fell®
tnacb.nery to gin their cotton this wont loan yoa tbe amount yc
fall, when tbey get tbeir threshing n:sh. see Ecbols &
The new Base Ball Park was
opened Saturday, by a game be-
tween the semi-professional team
of Fort Cobb and the Midgets of
After practising, both teams were
called and the Midgets took the
field. Judge Thos. Turvey was to
throw the first ball through after
making an address, by way of for-
mal dedication of the new park.
He threw it but unfortunately it
did not reach the plate, much to
the Fort Cobb batter's disgust, as
he wanted to "soak" it just to
Then the game began. Trippet
took the box and much to every
one's surprise got batted pretty
heavy, however bis support gave
him pretty good backing, stopped
the hits and took the bat. Both
sides knocked singles and could'nt
make a run for some time. For a
couple of innings it looked like
there was not going to be any runs
made, but finally the Midgets got
in a couple, then the Fort Cobb
players got a few.
At the opening of the sixth in-
ning it was noticed that Trippet
was not in the box. It was then
learned that he had injured his arm
and a new player, Baxter, was put
in the box. They hit the new
pitcher hard but he had splendid
backing and held the visitors down
until the ninth inning when Fort
Cobb got four scores ahead. A
splendid throw from deep right,
by Edwards stopped another run
and put a man out on second.
In tbe ninth inning the Midgets
rallied and made two scores, but
their last batter got thrown out.
The Midgets batted well and
got on to the curves pretty well
but the Fort Cobb team did such
splendid field work that it always
showed in a tight place. The
Fort Cobb team are all around
batters and fielders. Cousins, on
second is one of the fastest players
in the country. Fort Cobb used
three pitchers and the last one was
fine. The Midgets just could nt
hardly hit him at all.
The score was 13 to 11 in favor
of Fort Cobb.
Yesterday waa ihe Fourth of
July aud an there waa "nothin
dom" in Mangum, ihe town was
almost depopulated for the day.
There was m celebration and old
settler'* reunion at Alius and mauy
Mangum people, including two
ball clubs—Juniors and Baby Midg-
ets-went there. Granite had a
celebration which was patronized
lilterally by Maugum people aud
quite a crowd went lo Hobart to
see Governor Frantz and hear him
speak, to see the Indiaus dance,
the ball games etc. Even Texola
fifty miles to the northwest attrac-
some Mangum people lo her Inde-
pendence Day celebration.
Next year Maugum must get a
patriotic streak on aud give a big
Fourth of July celebration
It usually rains on the Fourth of
July but yesterday the sky was clear
and while it was vtry hot in the
sun there was a cool breeze and in
the shade it was delightful It
was in fact an ideal day for a
Fourth of July aud the occasion
was more generally observed and
enjoyed by Greer county people
than ever before.
We give notice now that Man-
gum will have a celebration next
waa eumpMaly destroyed last Friday
Th» origin «f ti* |r« U unknown an
Mr Heoii wm away frum haann
Neighbor*, aeoiag Ik* Are, rwxaad •
*""d abate of ihe household guod* tint
Ihe prion pal pari of (ha
looda wore bamed W«
vary murk and sympathise wi u Mm.
Koott la bla bad luck.
Mr K J. Jenkins, ihe rust Una ran!
oataie man. returned to Olustee latter
pari lasi week and while (mr* apent
■ he a renter part of bia Urn*
lo ••rgsnUiug (he new Ink.
Mr. JenAlns mel with Rile suroma so I
aaya li will he l>ut a ahor» time astll
Olustee will hute another bank. Tb«»
bank is i«i be a National and eupltal
atuek at $26,out) The new stock wa~
aoon taken and Mr Jenklna fca» rt*
turned to Missouri u» make farther
preparations lo get the Imnk eotab-
ilshed at Ihe very earliest powtbU?
moment. ' I'iasa and »i>«-<-incatkma
have been made for the building nblclk
will b«» a twontory brick ami the
Outlook la advised that work will
commence on same right away.
A NOTED LECTURER.
Will Visit Mangum July 6 and Lecture
For Benefit of Maaonic Orphans'
Dr. Mattlson Wilbur Chase, of Chi
cago, one of the most noted and moat
popular Chautauqua lecturers of the
country will lecture in Mangum July
Dr. Obase is making a summer
tour this season in the Interest of the
Masonic Orphans' Home giving his
services free to the cause. So persons
attending the lecture Friday night will
not only be well entertained «but will
have the satisfaction of knowing
their money will go to help a good
cause. Here are a few testimonials
from places where Dr. Chase has lec-
Perry, Okla., June 22, 1906.
Dr. Chase delivered his celebrated
lecture, "Trifles, or Straws picked up
by the Wayside," at the M. E. church
here last night, and held the rapt, at-
tention of his audience for nearly two
hours. You need not fear to recom-
mend him into your people as an enter
L. G. SHOOK, Chm. Com.
Pawnee, Okla., June 23, 1906.
The lecture "Why, or the Problem
of Life," delivered last night by the
Rev. Dr. Chase of Chicago, was the
brightest and most intellectual —talk
we have ever had in Pawnee .
He speaks with a force and logic
that carries conviction, and compels
his hearers to resolve to accomplish
more in this life.
I wish that every boy and girl
well as their parents, could hear him,
then our new state would be a better
place in which to live.
S. S. STERNBERG,
Ohm. M. H. F. Com
Letters remaining in the Mangum
Postoffion uncalled for.
Alexander Iu A.
Gibson B H
H okcr G I.
H.xmr Mia* l^>u
Hust J A
V Cov H I.
m i* m r
Murrv Mr*. Cora
Stockman Mrs M
Waller Mr*. May
Wllliaghsm J J
Will. n W I.
Wiloon Mr* Hula
When calling for the above, pi esse
From the Outlook, June 30.
W. Echols called at our office
Monday and advised us that he was
contemplating an 8-months trip
through Texas, Arkansas and Alabama
visiting relatives and friends.
Miss Etta Smit>b, daughter of our
substantial friend A. D. Smith, re-
turned home last part of the week
from Billlngham, Washington, where
she has been attending school. Miss
Etta's many friends are glad to have
her among them again.
Mr. Willie Austin and Miaa Ethel
Klzlar were married at the home of
the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. M.
E. Kizzlar. June 24. at 10 a. m.. Rev.
C. H. Armstrong officiating. A num-1
ber of rets tires and friends witness j
Ing the marriage. These we two off
Valley View's popular young people;
and tbe Outlook joins their many ae-
Eldorado I tarns.
From the Courier, June 28.
J. I'. Summers returned
evening from Poarch, Oklahoma,
here be spent a week.
Jack Williams, of East Tennessee,
was here Wednesday irisHing bin
cousin «. M Harbison.
MIshcs nessl,. Morris and Johnnfc*
McDanlel, of Altus, are here viiiting
the family of Harry Morris.
The Methodist oonference is in aea-
sion and quite a number of preachera
from various districts are present.
Mrs. Annie Scott and two children
arrived here Saturday from LaFayette.
La., to visit her sister, Mrs. R. M.
W. B. (5roves, cashier of the First
National bairk of Hollis, was here
Wednesday on his return .hopie from :*
trip In Texas .
S. B. Edwards and wife were at
Childress, Texas, Monday. Will likely
establish an lmigratlon agency at that
Dr. Rutland has purchased the
Cary Halmark residence property.
Mr. Halmark retained 'two lots and bos
commenced the building of a large
Ah Jamoa is home from a week's
trip throiigih. a part of west Texas. He
will put in a telephone exchange at
Paducha, Texas, and expects to leave
here about the 16 of July.
Mrs. Annie Henry, wife of our citi-
zen Jesse Henry, came in Thursday
bringing her children from Bellefon-
talne, Ohio. They are at present liv-
ing with Mrs. Henry's brother, Jamea
John Brownlee, manager of Har-
rold (Texas) Banking and Mercantile
Co., spent Sunday in Eldorado. The
firm has been in business only a short
time, and Johm. says it is doing a large
W. W. Hioks, pressman in the few»
office at Tucumcari, New Mexico,
spent yesterday afternoon in Eldorado.
He was on his way to Hollis to visit
friends and during his stay here he
voluntarily pitched in and helped the
W. R. Lane, of Vernon., Texas, was
here Monday. Mr. Lane will be a
partner with J. H. Pendleton here in
the drug business. Mr. Lane's house-
hold goods have arrived and he was
here looking after them. Just as soon
as Wm. Talbott can get into his new
building the Lane & Pendleton drug
store will open 'in the building now
occupied by the former.
G. M. Todd, proprietor of the Frisco
hotel at this place has sold out to L.
J. Hettig of Springfield, Ohio, and will
give possession about the 5th of next
month. Mr. Hettig Is an old hortel
man with fifteen years experience.
Mr. Todd will make Eldorado bis
home indefinitely, but he and family
will travel over the country some be-
fore a permanent home is established.
Miss Lurtine Posey, daughter of our
fellow townsman. J M. Posey, had
two fingers knocked out of place dur-
ing a hail storm at Fort Worth about
week ago. Miss Posey Is attending
business college at that place and she
and room-mate were in their room
when a terrific hall and wind storm
struck the city. In the room the yonng
ladies occupied was a sky-light and the
hall was so large and came with such
force that tt went through the tight
as though nooe were there. Tfie hail
stones struck Miss P->aey on the hand
dislocating two of ber fingers and cut-
ting a deep gash on tbe bond ot ber
qnalntancrs lu wishing then all the
pleasnreo <rf married llfa Foe real estate or chattel
■ Tbe residence of Claude Scott, form see Chas Crow, First N
wrence. jarty tbe old Gyp HlU school boose., Bank building
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