The Granite Enterprise. (Granite, Okla.), Vol. 9, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 10, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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MAT tO, 1900
The Granite Enterprise.
Granite, Greer County, Oklahoma, Thursday, September 10, 1908
Jenkins, Victim of Drink-
and Partner, Dies.
The Brock hotel at Hobart was
the scene of a fatal shooting Fri-
day. Jenkins and Roup, two
brothers-in-iaw, were partners in
the management of that popular
hostelry. Shortly after noon
Roup, who had been drinking
heavily, went into the hotel and
remarked that he guessed he had
just as well kill himself. Pick-
ing up a gun he shot Jenkins in
the abdomen. The crazed mur-
derer then handed the revolver
to the mortally wounded man
saying: "I've shot you Jes«e,
now you shoot me.
Later: Jenkins died Sunday
night from the effect of his
The rousing, welcome which
the Mothers' Club of Granite ex-
tended Tuesday night to the new
teachers of our public schools
will undoubtedly linger and live
long in the hearts and memories
of the entire faculty. The beau-
tiful new home of Mr. and Mrs.
K. C. Cox was brilliantly lighted
for the occasion and fully 100
An address of welcome on be-
half of the Mothers' Club, was
delivered by Mrs. G. 4. McClure.
Mr. K. C. Cox delivered a wel-
come address on behalf of the
board of trustees. Prof. Shu-
mate made response on behalf of
the teachers. Games of a liter-
ary nature were indulged in and
a musical program consisting of
the following interesting num-
bers was rendered. Piano solo
by Mrs. Clara Duncan and vocal
solos by Mrs. P. W. Raemer and
Miss Mollie Chew. Delightful
refreshments were served and
every one had a jolly time.
A BUSY DAY AT GRANITE, OKLAHOMA
At the Big Busy Store of Hockaday Mercantile Company. Granite is the Trading Center for an
Immense Territory and Always Pays the Highest Prices for Farm Products.
MYSTERY UNSOLVED | OVERHOLTZER DEAD
Granite R. F. D. No. 2
Early cotton is beginning to
open and cotton pickers will soon
be in good demand.
With the exception of Mrs.
Haggard, the sick in our neigh-
borhood are convalescent.
The young people of this
neighborhood enjoyed an ice
cream social at the home of J. H.
Gates on Saturday night.
Mrs. Mary Barbek of Granite
spent Saturday night with her
friends Mrs. Mote and family.
Mrs. M. E. Rose spent Friday
night with her son Lee Rose and
Emery Rose is hauling lumber
for Otis Rose's house this week.
The Methodist revival meeting
conducted by Rev. Sasser at the
Lowder school house is in pro-
gress this. week. A good intesest
is being shown.
Mrs. Ella Mote has purchased
a new buggy and harness and is
engaged in canvassing to sell
books and bibles. We wish her
Card of Thanks
To those who so willingly as-
sisted us in the sad hourc of our
bereavement—We wish to extend
our hearty and heartfelt thanks
for their many acts of sympathy
and kindness during the sickness
and the last sad hours of our
mother, Mrs. S. Perkins.
W. L. Perkins.
Ivan S. Perkins.
The case of "Bob" Blanken-
ship, who some weeks ago was
found unconscious near the Rock
Island bridge, east of Granite
still remains unsolved. As the
readers of the Enterprise will
remember he was found at the
east end of the bridge with his
skull crushed in, his shoulder
dislocated and his ribs broken.
He had lain there all night,
moaning and calling for help.
He was taken to Hobart, placed
in the hospital and recovered
sufficiently to make the positive
statement that he was struck in
the head by an unknown man
while walking along the track.
Everything indicated that he had
been hit by a passing train but
acting on his statement the city
marshal here arrested an un-
known man of the genus "hobo"
and he was taken to Hobart and
placed in jail to await identifica-
tion by the wounded man.
Blankenship gradually recovered
and a few days ago the suspect
was brought before Blankenship
and he stated positively that he
was not the man. The suspect
was of course released.
In conversation over the phone
yesterday, Deputy Brashear of
Hobart, who came over and took
the prisoner, stated to the En-
terprise man that while Blank-
enship had practically recovered
his physical health, it was doubt-
ful if he would recover his men-
tal faculties, and that he stoutly
maintained that he was hit in the
head by an unknown assailant.
Blankenship is still in Hobart.
At six o'clock Monday morning
M. P. Overholtzer died at the resi-
dence of D. B. Wolf of typhoid
Mr. Overholtzer was born in
Iowa 34 years ago this week.
He has lived for the last eight
years in Oklahoma and north
Texas, where he has been promi-
nent in lumber circles.
He came to Mangum about two
years ago and organized the
Home Lumber Company and was
its manager until the yard was
Mr. Overholtzer was well
known here, being one of the
firm of Overholtzer & Babcock
who put in our concrete walks
on Main street.
The remains wt re shipped yes-
terday to Pamona, California.
SEEING OLD WORLD
Prof. Shumate has arranged
for a lyeeum course of four num-
bers for the fall and winter.
The Chicago Ladies' Orchestra,
Illinois Glee Club, Jas. R. Bark-
ley. clay modeler and cartoonist
and Louis Williams, the scientific
demonstrater of liquid air and
wireless telegraphy will furnish
high class entertainment.
Some nicely furnished rooms
in the Van Dyke flat.
17-tf W. R. Hodge.
"Blondy" White recently con-
victed of bootlegging in Mangum
is putting in ninety days at the
expense of the county. His fine
Farmers' Cotton Yard
The Farmers' Cotton Yard
Association, of Granite was in-
corporated last week. The in-
corporators are: E. C. Foster,
W. M. Trotter, J. H. Carothers,
R. S. Higdon, I. P. Evans, C.
Rusk, J. B. Armstrong, J. L.
Bartlett and J. M. Armstrong.
The Enterprise is in receipt of
a letter from our fellow towns-
man, August Hindert, who is
now touring the old country.
The letter was dated Milan, Italy.
He describes his trip from Strass-
burg to Milan through Switzer-
land as being magnificent. He
passed through seventy tunnels,
one of them, the St. Gothard,
being nine miles long. The sev-
enty tunnels, if placed end to end,
would be 110 miles long. He
says Milan is the Paris of Italy
and has the second finest cathe-
dral ih the world also a cemetery
with underground vaults calcu-
lated to accomodate 100,000.
Strike at the Quarry
Friday twelve quarrymen at
the crusher decided that the la-
borer was worth more hire and
exercised the great American
prerogative of striking. They
had been getting $1.75 per day
and demanded $2.00.
C. G. Woods and Pearl Barnett,
J. N. Tesler to Elizabeth Rob-
Elmer Sprig to Mabel Cross,
A. L. Presler to Efllie H. Hill,
THE ENTERPRISE VOTING
STANDING OF CONTESTANTS
(Those so far nominated and their standing is
given below. New candidates may be placed in nomi-
nation at any time).
Miss Iva Cousins, Willow, Okla.,
Lena Carver, Fairview, Okla.,
Sadie Healy, Granite, Okla.,
" Irene Wagonseller " "
" Fannie Hockaday " "
" Georgia Armstrong " "
The Granite public school open-
ed Monday and before the first
bell had sounded a number of
the larger children were waiting
for admission. At 9 o'clock
every teacher was at their place
and after cffevotional exercises
the enrollment began. The first
days enrollment was 278, but up
to Wednesday night the number
had increased to 305 and a num-
ber of others are expected to
Some of the pupils had to take
examination, as they failed to be
promoted last term. The work
is well under way and the pros-
pects are for a successful year.
Though the new books have
not arrived the teachers out-
lined the work in such a way
that the pupils have had plenty
to do. The books have been
promised next week and work
will then progress more satis^
Smith Bros. For the Third
Time Capture Premium
Smith Bros., of Willow, seem
to have a monopoly <.n the first
bale business at Granite. For
the third year they have brought
| in the first hale and captured the
premium. 1v. L. Srr.iih brought;
in the first bale of the 1908 crop
last night at about 9 o'clock.
had 1650 pojnds of seed cotton
and the bale, which was ginned
* by Elliott & Brown and weighed
by the Farmers Cotton Yard As-
sociation. in addition to bringing
the top price brought Mr. Smith
a pur; e of $100 premium.
Mrs. Sarali M. Perkins passed
away Monday night, shortly af-
ter midnight, after only a very
brief illness. She had been suf-
fering for about a week with
a stomach and bowel trouble,
which was not considered serious
but her weakness and advanced
age caused her to give up and
she told those at her bedside that
she was ready to go and five
minutes after the arrival of her
son, Ivan S. Perkins, from Guy-
mon, Oklahoma, she breathed
her last. Mrs. Perkins was 62
years of age and the wife of S.
Perkins who died here some five
years ago. Two children, W. L.
and Ivan S., survive her. Fun-
eral services were held Tuesday
at 10 a. m. at the Christian
church in this cit/ and the re-
mains were followed to their last
resting place in the City ceme-
tery by an unusually large pro-
cession of friends.
Mrs. Perkins' maiden name
was Jackson and on Sept. 27,
1865 she married Solomon Per-
kins at Indianola, Iowa. Only
two of the five children, who
blessed the union, survive. Those
who preceded her to the Great
Beyond are Elvannah, Mary F.
and Earl J. In 1869 Mrs. Per-
kins ^nd her husband moved to
Nebraska and filed on a home-
stead. Shortly after her mar-
riage she professed Christianity
and was always a faithfnl mem-
ber and tireless worker in her
"They're Married Now"
A marriage of unusual import-
ance to at least two people and
held under rather unusual circum-
stances was celebrated here Sun-
day. The "anxious to weds"
were Mr. A. L. Presler, aged
25. and Miss Effie H. Hill, aged
19, both of Hobart. While the
match had all the Earmarks of an
elopement, as they had the prop-
er credentials, Rev. A. Nunnery
did not hesitate to tie the knot,
which death and the divorce
court alone can untangle. The
couple came over from Mangum
on the 3:38 train with the license
and started to drive to the resi-
dence of Rev. Nunnery, in the
bus. They met the minister in
the street in front of Mr. R. B.
Gooch's residence and as he was
in a hurry to make an appoint-
ment and as the> were in a hurry
to get married the momentous!
ceremony was promptly perform-
in the bus.
Couch, hall stand, chairs and
several other articles of furni-
ture. See Mrs. G. C. Duncan,
at St. James Hotel. It
State Fair of Oklahoma
At Oklahoma City, October 1st
to 10th, 1908. The great indus-
trial and agricultural exposition
of Oklahoma. If you believe that
yours is the best county in the
state, and you surely do, get up
a county exhibit for the state
fair. Competition is open to
every county board of agricul-
ture, to associations and individ-
uals of every county in the state.
The state fair association offers
$400 in prizes for the largest and
best display of farm products
from any county in the state of
Oklahoma, Oklahoma county not
allowed to compete in this ex-
hibit. The premium money will
be divided into three prizes, $200;
$125 and $ 75. The new agricul-
tural building will be one of the
attractive featrjres of the fair
and will be fill>3d with a grand
display of the mrources of Okla-
homa. For further information
address the secretary at Okla-
An interesting letter was re-
ceived tfiis weekfrom J, G. Wills
>>ut it is too voluminous for pub-
lication this week. It will ap-
pear in our next issue.
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