The Leger Plaindealer. (Leger, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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LEGER, GREER COUNTY, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY, APRIL 17,1902.
LAST WEEK’S TORNADO.
me Railroad camp Is a
jpcrjr people reported killed.
Small Cyclone Is Reported Between
Here and Mountain Park.
On last Thursday evening one
of the strongest winds ever known
in this section of Oklahoma pass-
ed a few miles east of here. It
came from the north-west—a di-
rection from whence a cyclone
-would hardly be expected. The
wind at this place was very
strong, but it did not assume the
maneuvers of a cyclone. It blew
straight, but very hard, and suc-
ceeded in dislocating two email
houses in the city. The cloud
was of a very threatening nature
—a frightful aspect—inky, with
great volumes of dust preoeding
it. Quite a number of our oiti-
.zens went to the ever-ready dug-
out. A few miles further east,
however, the wind blew much
stronger than here, and conse-
quently more damage wae done.
J. K. Taylor’s residence, eleven
miles east, was totally destroyed,
but none of its inmates were se-
The Frisco railroad camp, about
three miles east of here, sustain-
ed heavy damages, in, that their
tents, provisions, dishes and
everything that goes to make up
a railroad camp, were badly
wrecked. The contractor —Mr.
Reed—and his wife were almost
suffocated by the accumulation of
the debris on the tent in which
they were sleeping.
Mr. Kent, the civil engineer,
lost all of his field notes, profiles,
etc., the which can never be re-
placed in an exact form. Aside
from these, the loss at the camp
is estimated at about $2500. Some
cf the railroad boys crawled into
•some culverting that had not yet
been used, but could not stay
there, the wind being too strong.
Just across the river a lady was
killed. She was in a tent which
was close-up to the house, and on
the opposite side of the direction
from whence the wind came. The
house blew over on her, thereby
Reports from all over the coun-
try indicate slight damages, but
that of the most serious nature
was confined to the valley of
North Fork of Red River.
Three people are reported to
have been killed near Mountain
Park, but details are meager, and
the report is not generally con-
Another gale blew up Friday
night, and again played havoc
with the railroad camp, and do-
ing other minor damages. The
railroaders were here Saturday
purchasing new out fits and more
These winds were all accompa-
nied by heavy rains, and this
part of the county has had a sup-
er-abundance of rain.
What We Advertise We Sell.
The Loom End Sale, we presume, pleased many
of our friends and customers, and now we offer a
complete sweep at what is left in this line on a
Special Bargain Sale on Tuesday, April 32nd.
Finest line of the “correct”
styles of Papetries in the
Large line of Tablets at all
Late Magazines, Novels, Pe- \
All the goods that are left on the
►j* 21-2 and 3 l-2c. counters will be
D swept away on this Bargain Sale
pj at only, per yard...........-.................._» .**"
l&*Only 50 yards to a customer
Will be sold.
BARGAINS II OXlIrtS-SbSeS
Just when you need them. A •
great line of Ladies and Misses
Oxford and light-weighty Shoes
will be placed out on this day, «/,/.
and swept away at per pair only D
We have closed
out the Pound
goods, but can
still sell' you 01
Hot Rolls on the
for only per roH
Simpson's Loom End
Lawns, Olnghains, Percales.
The goods are worth from -10c to
20cjper yard, but they go on the _
Sweep Sale at only, per yard..........
Many 8 and 10 yard lengths in
BARGAINS IN ODD RANTS.
A large line of Men’s Odd Pants
ranging in size from 30 to 42
inches; in value from $1.50 to
$3.00; Will be closed on this sale ,
for the sake of a bargain for only.....&*
Altus hasn’t a railroad yet, but we
have now determined to sell you your
goods, or make Vernon, Quanah, Man*
gum or Granite give them to you. No
competition is too strong for us. Un-
are selling .it
5 for fit.
Means special items, such as we have
mentioned, but we have other items too
numerous to mention that it will
pay you to s€e, a fid can show you the
best line of up-to-date goods in Greer
If an advertisement comes out that we are go
ing to give our store away on a certain date, and it J
has our genuine signature, you can bet on it. -
Miller Brothers and Company.
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Pens, Pencils, Inks.
Dallas -Morning -News and
Oklahoma State Capital re-
Any copyright book ordered
that you want.
Subscriptions taken for all
publications at publ i s h e r s’
13r Mis* Maude Wimberly will have
charge of the store and will be pleased
to serve you.
P. 0. Book Store
—Geo. A. Brewer left this morn -
ing for St. Louis, Mo., where he
goes to take a post-graduate
course in embalming and under-
taking. He will attend a series
of lectures and lessons given by
: Prof. H. S. Eckles, the world-
! renowned demonstrator, of Phila-
delphia, Penn. He will also buy
some more terriiuure to add to the
already replete stock of Russell
& Baucum, of which George is
manager. The new purchases
will consist of the very latest de-
signs of modern and antiquo
ferrmttfre, together with an ex-
tensive addition to their under-
taking Une. Mrs. Brewer will
accompany him as far as Fort
Worth, Texas, where she will take
the Santa Fe, and go to Moody,
the?© to visit her parents, rela-
tives and friends for several
weeks. George will be absent
about two weeks, and will be bet-
ter prepared than ever to servo
the general public. During his
absence the business Will be in
charge of W. M. (“Goug ) Mc-
The Rebekah Order.
The editor of this paper is a
great admirer and advocate of
secret fraternal work. We took
a night off duty last Tuesday
night to delve deeper into the se-
crets of fraternalism, and joined
the Rebekah lodge, an auxiliary
to the Independent Order of Odd
Fellows. It is truly a grand or-
der, and an institution that is to j
be commended. It is highly ele-
vating, in, that it has for its ob-
ject the extirpation of selfishness
—that hideous and unchained
monster!—that is so deeply im-
planted in the social body, and
the fostering of social equality of
people that conduct themselves
in a becoming manner. It is also
a survival of the time-honored
adage that man is not competent
to take care of himself, and there-
fore is compelled to call in woman
to assist him. The lodge is en
tirely presided over by ladies.
Miss Alice Aycock is Noble Grand
and Mrs. R. L. Brewer V-Grand.
The order is growing rapidly, a«
evidenced by the fact that, on last
Tuesday night, there were eight
acquisitions. The organization
is one of supreme excellence. It
is conduoted strictly in a busi*
ness-like manner, and reflects
great credit and calls for words
of highest praise for the ladies of
the order. Six parties from
Blair, Miss Stella McMahan and
the writer hereof were the “vic-
vims” of last Tuesday night.
Long may the order live.
Long may it shine;
Mey its aim and actions ever be
Pure, holy, noble and divine.
POCKET BOOK LOST.
Containing ring and some
Btamps. Finder rewarded.
DR. WARNER DR. HAAS. .
Opticians and Jewelers.
High Class Optical Work Done.
'Fine Watches and Jewelry re-
paired and fully guaranteed.
Beauillul Engraving Stone by Rand.
I GIVE US A CALL
At Stone’s Drug Store, ManfiTUHl, Okla.
WEST SIDE OF THE SQUARE ®__
_-R. L. WAGGONER
The Old Reliable Jeweler of Greer County.. |
Invites you to inspect his.stockwher.you“oklahonm-Md he. 3
employs on* *7*!st skilled workmen! which enables him to guarantee every piece
oTwork turned out. Watch, Clock and Jewelry repairing a specialty.
Look for the sign, west side of the square, Mangum, Oklahoma.j
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Daniel, John R. The Leger Plaindealer. (Leger, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 17, 1902, newspaper, April 17, 1902; (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc405898/m1/1/: accessed March 4, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.