The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 36, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 14, 1895 Page: 1 of 4
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Offers greater inducements to
Oklahoma people to trade
with him than any other
merchant in Harper or
Crant Counties. He is
Leading all Competitors
and his prices are just
what is doing it. You can
save from 15 to 25 per
cent on everything you
buy if you will only visit
Anthony and the store of M. D. ff II* |*ff
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• I Mil. paper, fur If n man timirth JJ
, • • not hi* own horn the aama ! .
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It. A. i nmpbell. a llutr'hlnaon attorney
wu In town la.t Friday.
T. A. iHflmr of llutclilnaon wu In town
Friday and Saturday on lr*ul bunlnma.
t. 0. Halley of Topeka wan In town laat
week looklnK up tlio Insurance boalnau.
John Oolllna, atatlon aio nt at Raifo, wan
here Friday ahnkliiK handa with Ida frlunda
Claude Duvall, traveling salesman for the
llutclilnaon Wholesale llrucar Co., wu here
laat Friday taking order*.
The head olllrer* of the Hutchinson A
Southern railroad ratne down on a special
train Tuesday nltli a party of eastern capl-
E. F. BACON, Proprietor,
NORTH SIDE MAIN STREET, MANCHESTER, OKLAHOMA.
hand choices"Iirllnifs of \ Wines, Whiskies and Cigars. j aiJdlH^v‘5cPopu!aratcd
VAL BLATZ MILWAUKEE BEER.'
When In town K|ye the EAGLE a call and you will be well treated. North side Main Street.
IF YOU WANT BOOTS AND SHOES WAY
BELOW COST CALL ON THE
Cherokee Mercantile 6o.
Also a Complete Line
Stanlp anrl F
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BADGER LUMBER CO.
Headquarters for all kinds of
Estimates and prices cheerfully given.
C. R. LELAND, Agent at Manchester.
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Alexander Lumber go.
I Lumber and Building Material, Lime,
I. Cement and Plaster.
| CANON CITY, (j(f Afl| NUT
$ McAlister. OUiiL I LUMP-
| Medford, - - " 0kla* 4.
S: B. FUNG'
Manchester, O. T1.
- One Dollar
_ - 60 Cents
- - 35 Cents
SAND CREEK ITEMS.
•Tulin Lunc In looking fur a Job at rurpuntur
The Hawley store was robbed last Friday
Jus. and Nora Coulder visited Pond Creek
Mr. Farr has lost two horse, of late, leav-
ing him without a team.
Adolph Kllesen went home to llarton-ro.
last week for a four week's visit.
Jake Welsh has a path from Ids place to
McDonald'*. across three sections. He must
have some attraction over there.
People around here are all getting wood
from the sand hills and will soon have them
cleared off so they can he farmed.
Mrs. I.aitgdott's mother visited her Satur
day and Sunday.
Eek Hen tils has returned to Ida old home In
Miss Minnie Cobb has proved up her claim
Now young men Is your chance to get a wife
and us line a quarter section of land asevjr
laid out of doors.
Frank Gillespie has gone to Wichita to
purchase a carload of horses and mules
which he expects to ship to Texas. Minnie
Cobb Is staying with Mrs. Gillespie until his
ltohert Blffte has again returned to Mr.
Lynch's from Ids visit In Texas. He did not
bring back one ot the girls wo expected he
would hut It Is reported that he v.as married
while there and will bring her home in the
spring when grass gets good on his claim.
We understand that Live NIckell and Clem
Llvengood expect to get married on Valen-
tine's day. V.'e don't know whlcjj w* - ••'
KPf-vMnave!—**— - * *'"
CROOKED CREEK ITEMS.
Mrs. Bcneau's health is very poor.
Mr. Whitney is able to be out again.
Mr. Bigger Is digging a well on his claim.
Singing at Whitney's e t Saturday night.
C!ern Llvengood visited In our neighbor-
p. U. Graham's children have been very
sick for the pust week but are now better.
Mrs. McGibbon was taken ill very suddenly
Saturday night but Is somewhat Improved at
A basket supper will be held In the school
nouse as soon as necessary arrangements
can be made.
Robert Maims will move Into Mr. Joseph’s
house until the latter returns from his
John Joseph started Wednesday for Ellls-
co. to see his daughter who Is reported low
Pete Alge has been poisoning the prairie
dogs on his claim and has succeeded in get-
ting rid of most of them.
Laura Matthews will go to Pond Creek to
secure a permit to teach our school, which
will commence next Monday.
Fair View has challenged Grand Valley
for a debate to l>e held at tho first named
place next Tuesday night; question, "Re-
solve, that foreign emigration be prohibited.'
Tho question for debate at tho Grand \ al-
ley school house Thursday night Is,“Resolve,
that tariff is beneficial to to tho masses.
The paper with Paul Young as editor will uo
doubt be a success.
—Charley Marts says he is now a
‘star” boarder at the Manchester
House and has paid in advance. His
broken leg is about enirely well now.
—Deputy U. S. Marshals Johnny
Jones and C. C. Cosby of Round Pond
were guests at the Manchester House
over Wednesday night. They Ifift at
•We give space to a very good
article by J. E. Johnson on the for-
mation of a new county, and also
have two or three others which have
been banded in but we could no t find
space for them.
—J.M. Anderson,TB.Beal,G.W. Ben-
nett J.J. Wornnock were among those
who turned in a little cash to The
Journal on subscription this week.
There are a great many more whom
we would like to have settle part if
they cannot pay all they owe us.
—C. E. Scott, J- W. Smith and
Zone Scott were all stricken very
suddenly with the ice fever last
Monday and accordingly set about to
fill the Zene Scott dug-out in Man-
chester. The weather has been very
fine for the business and tlie ice the
thickest we have heard of in this
country for years, being full eight
-We learn there u i°me objection I -Uriah Dombnugl, says he bad a
t tin formation of a new county by hog stolen recently,
people living southeast of lure several
miles on the H. & S.survey.the objec-1 , M,,r*nn went to Harper last
lions being baaed chiefly in the fear Frldtty to r*‘,na,,> over Sunday.
that if a new county seat were located —J. I*. Pierce and Dr. Lucas are
fourteen miles south and twoor three among our new subscriber* this week,
miles west, of Manchester, It would _» o
be the means of the road changim: it* W‘ s,nltl' nnd s- 15 Fling
course and building ^the new U>wn Bluff *‘«rday on
Admitting that It would do this,
then the demand for the new county M™- Whittington and daughter
would be nil the more important. I lliun visited Anthony on business
The change would give us more miles Tuesday afternoon.
Volume 2, Number 36.
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would give us more miles Tuesday afternoon.
DaXn b^;r>.r,t0 doriH you a little money to turn
i,?,n . , \ d l,,K"re the In to The Journal on your subserlp-
bu ki ng of a good town easily acces- tlon account? We need It.
sttle to nil parts of the county, and a
better trading point arid market Miss Minnie Mull of the Starks
than we may ever hope to get In un- SC*l0°* was onao^ 'I"' winners in the
told ages as we are now situated, or* ronl,‘8t on last Friday night.
•m ii with Medford made the county I —Dims. Jolly returned from Anth-
Mal °r Drant-co., which would not be ,,ny on Monday and is again stopping
one whit better. with his brother Will, the Cameron
-Constable A. Dillon was down ,)lacksm|lh-
from Anthony Tuesday and called. —Mrs. Blackburn of Cameron and
lie gave us a full account of the find- Mi-.s Essie Philbrlck of Manchester
ing of a large number of keys, files, were at Anthony last Saturday to do
punches, etc., nod a bulldog revolver!some trading,
in possession of the Inmates of the v, „ „ ,
Harper-oo. Jail. He says Ira Taylor ' ,?rand S!itorc when ,n An,ll‘
Is taking his confinement good-natur- I,e two biK 8tock* of
edly and seems to think he can easily '* one,8tor*’ and ia Htl11 8e,1,n» at
establish his Innocence of the Ilarner “a,"!1'8 Bome In',ney' Imniense
Creamery burglary and butter steal- dry K°<Kl8 ilnd c]f,thin»- 32tf
ing. District court convenes in Har- —L. G. Hake went to Round Pond
per-co. March 11, and it is likely the Tuesday where he had advertised to
Taylor and Potter case will come up final proof on his claim before
early in the session. the probate judge. J. B. Spidel and
-A hunter, says the Richmond. I ®M?h_en.M,I,er aceomPaDitd »8
Missouri, Democrat, got after a fiock
of didaper ducks in the lake. These
birds, it is claimed are able to dodge
a bullet after tlie flash of the gun.
The hunter shot away all his cart-
riges without hitting a duck. When
the didapers saw a puff of smoke from
the gun they would dive before the
shot reached them. The hunter was
determined not to be outdone, so he lit
a cigar and began to puff as fast as he
could. In this way he kept the ducks
under water until lie drowned the
ing and lie was fouud guilty and
sentenced to 30 days in tlie county
jail and to pay costs in tlie rase. He
was charged as being one of tlie par-
ties implicated in the stealing of a
barn over on Pond creek and haulii.g
the lumber to a point eight miles
southeast of here and burning it to
cover up the crime. Tlie other two
parties wanted for the same offense
are still at large.
—During a short visit Tuesday from
M. D. Lee of Anthony and Lou Leb-
recht of Harper, two of the leading
business men of Harper-co., they told
us they Dad purchased the bankrupt
stock of the Cameron Supply Co. and
the livery barn connected therewith,
and if suitable lots can be had for the
purpose it is their Intention to move
tlie entire business, buildings in-
cluded, to Manchester and open busi-
ness here. Lebrecht, we believe, has
the store and Lee the livery barn.
-Our literary is getting to be very
interesting and instructive, and we
are truly glad to see so many turn out
to the meetings every Friday even-
ing. Last meeting night was the
date for the election of officers for
the ensuing month, but the rules
were suspended and the old officers
re-elected by acclamation, excepting
an editor for the literary paper,which
place was given to Miss Marietta
Whittington, an employee in The
—W. W. Simpson, D. D. S., dentist
has located in tlie front room over W.
T. Elliott's harness store in Anthony.
Parties desiring first class dental op-
erations performed will do well to see
him as he makes a specialty of pre-
serving the natural teeth. The doc-
tor is a regular licensed dentist of the
state and thoroughly understands his
business. Gas will be administered
where necessary in extracting teeth
— Pete Marquet returned home
from Round Pond a few days ago, the
county commissioners, we suppose,
giving him his liberty to save county
expense. Pete, we are told, says he
has reformed and will not again be
caught violating the law. We hope
he means exactly what he says and
will so conduct himself in the future
as to regain tlie respect aud confi-
dence of all our people.
—Read the new advertisement of
the Manchester House in this issue,
Mrs. Nettie Sherman, proprietress.
Tlie new landlady has had experience
in tlie hotel business and knows how
to cater to the wants of patrons. Be
sure to visit the hotel when wanting
a good square meal at prices to suit
—The egotism of Palmer of the
Medford Pet riot still prompts him
to print his picture in his paper and
call it “the editor ” But then he has
that consolation of knowing that lie
is struck on himself even if the pub-
lic does speak jeeringly of his brazen
—Wanted—Cattle to range, by E
II. Brown, at Walnut Grove, 16 miles
south and 4 miles west of Cameron.
Plenty of range, water and shade.
Print* *)A — »- »
—J. G. Warren went to Enid Sun-
day to make final proof on his claim
before the U. S. land office the follow-
ing day. J. J- Lakin went along as
one of his witnesses, and we believe
Win. Cantwell was the other. They
returned home Tuesday and Mr. War-
ren reports no difficulty In perfecting
title to his claim.
—At tlie spelling contest held at
the Burchfiel school house last Fri-
day night to determine what two pu-
pils should represeut Districts 43, 85
and 84 of Harper-co. at the county
contest to be held at Anthony next
Saturday, iFeb. 16, Joseph Misak of
District S4 and Miss Georgie Rencau
of District 43, came off victorious.
—Old Toe Jam Palmer tells us that
he saw his shadow on February sec-
ond. He is the only ground hog we
know of in the county, but being
such an infernal old prevaricator we
hardly know what credence to give
his statement. If he lied, we don t
konw what kind of weather to look
for: hut if he chanced to tell the
truth, then traditions tell us there
will be six weeks more winter.
—According to Irl R. Hicks we are
to have more storms about the 17th
and 18th, followed bv warmer weath-
er. A general storm with great quan-
tities of rain and snow will sweep
through the country sometime be-
tween the 20th and 24th. This storm
will probably be followed by a severe
cold wave from the northwest.
Warmer weather will follow at the
last of the month. Hicks has been
hitting the storms so far this winter
—School Report.—District 60, for
month ending February 1. 1895: Total
enrollment, 22. Average daily attend-
ance 17. Those neither absent nor
tardy—Henry Van IIuss. Those not
tardy— Grace Goldy, Bertha McDon-
ald, Daisy Van Huss, Halla Harlow,
Myrtle Goldy, Roy Van Huss and
Suel Goldy. The greatest number of
head marks in the A spelliug class
were received by Amy McDonald and
Halla Harlow, in t he B class by Suel
Goldy. Minnie Hoops, Teacher.
—It is said that a certain Arkansas
City doctor who was called to minis-
ter to a patient in a German family,
and wishing to make a good impres-
ion,mentioned the fact to the head of
the household that he had received a
double education, as it were. He had
studied homeopathy and was also a
graduate of a “regular” medical col-
lege. “Oh, dot vos nodding,’’said the
German. “I vonce had a calf dot
sucked two cows and he made nod-
j ding but a common schteer after all.
-Deputy Sheriff Olmxtead re-
ceived a telegram from Sheriff Brown
from Hutchinson Monday evening to
seareh the county Jail at once. As
Brown was on Ills way to the peniten-
tiary with young Brady who had beerr
sentenced to a y> ar In tho “pen" for
cattle stealing, Mr. Olmstead Imme-
dlately concluded that Brady had
told the sheriff that the prisoners In
the Jail were planning to cscupoand
In company with Guard Albert Dillon
he Instituted a careful inspection of
the Jail. Hi* fears proved to be well
founded for in a remote corner of tho
Jail iv. re found a large number of
nkukUm keys together with files,
knives, hooks and other articles cal-
culat'd to us'ist a prisoner In gaining
his freedom. There was also found
covered up In a cell a bull dog revol-
ver in good working order. The pris-
oners evidently bt-long to an organ-
ized gang who were planning to liber-
ate their confederates at the first op-
portunity. These articles must have
been passed into the Jail through the
window during the daytime as the
prisoners are locked in the cells and a
special guard placed In charge dur-
ing the night.—Anthony Bulletin.
—Uriah Dombaugh called Monday
morning to have bills printed adver-
tising a strayed or stolen mule, for
which he offered 110 reward. The
result was magical, for just as we
printed the last bill Ben McMullen
stepped in and told where the mule
was. Mrs. Whittington had a mare
stray at the same time, and the two
were found together. It seems strange
that this rnule would leave its mate
and find its way through the pasture
gate, leaving the gate closed behind
it, and also that Mrs. Whittington’s
gate to her pasture should be found
opened the wrong way at midnight
the same night and her mare out and
gone. We would not be surprised if
this was tlie work of some person or
persons who are interested in horse
stealing and who calculated to shove
these animales on out of the cjjuplrk
rnucu uouui ir tile Tfi/canttg wm* oo
stopped entirely until tlie citizens
take the law in their own hands and
hang a thief or two.
—Chas. Matthews was a visitor to the "hub"
yesterday from Waklta township, of which
he Is assessor. He reports'no disposition In
his section to secede, or join the Simmons
scheme. He thinks all will be satisfactory
when the county seat is more centrally loca-
Old Toe Jam must have lied when
he penned the above item, or Mr.
Matthews is badly off when he says
there is no disposition in liis section
in favor of the new county. There
are numerous persons in every town-
ship in the proposed new county who
favor tlie formation of a new county,
and in most townships the support is
unanimous. When Toe Jam dupes
the new county project as “Simmons’
scheme," he willfully lies. The new
county as favored by The Journal
was first suggested to us by parties at
Alva, and we have letters now in our
possession to prove it.
—Some one in Osborne-co. has writ-
ten about a most deplorable state of
affairs here and elsewhere, that the
people are on the verge of starvation
and he himself included with them.
Considering the crop failure of tho
last two years and close times finan-
cially, we have comparatively few
people in this county who need assist-
ance during tlie present winter, and
the county is amply able to care for
its inhabitants. The fellow who
wrote the letter referred to is a well-
to-do farmer, who has a comfortable
home and should'be made publicly
retract the slander he has promul-
gated against this county and its
happy citizens.—Osborne Farmer.
—This office received a short call
Monday from W. V. Cox, ex-county
commissioner, who was on his way
home from Kingman-co., where he
and E. W. Johnston, A. L. Deck aud
A. R. STickell had been for loads of
lumber with which to build a school
house for District No. 87, south of
the Salt Fork. They bought a house
in Kingman about 16x36 feet, com-
plete and in good shape, for $45 in
district school warrants. It is their in-
intention to put a building with this
lumber at once and to have a school
running in a very few weeks.
—A certain young couple in town
don't speak now as they pass by and
the trouble is this: They were skat-
ing on the water works dam when
the young lady fell. Upon being as-
sisted to her feet, she laughingly
remarked, “I saw stars.” “Yes,
said her escort, and to complete the
“patriotic” combination, added,
“And I saw stripes.’’-Newton Kansau.
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