The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 13, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, November 3, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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MANCHESTER. GRANT COUNTY. OKLAHOMA TER., FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 3,1905.
Volume 13, Number 22.
DELINQUENT TAX LIST.
The delinquent tax list for this
year is printed in, the Deer Creek
Times and the Pond Creek Vidette.
Tills is due to the fact that the
County treasurer, L. D. Anderson, is
a Republican, and claims the right to
print the tax list where he pleases,
lie has overriden the contract made
by the board of county commissioners
with the Manchester Journal as the
otlicial paper of the county for doing
this work, and it may be that the law
will bear him out in it. If so, well
and good; if not, he has jeopardized
the Interests of the tax-payers of the
county and will regret his action be-
fore another campaign closes in Grant
Granting, however, that he had the
right to print the list where he
pleased, a great many Republicans of
the county will wonder why it is that
lie turned down the Medford Patriot,
the oldest and best established Repub-
lican newspaper in the county, and
gave the work to the Deer Creek
Times and the Pond Creek Vidette?
Leading Republicans tell us that
the V idette tias sought to defeat a
portion of every Republican ticket
ever nominated in the county since
its present editor took charge of the
paper, while they also regard the
Times as a nonentity in the political
Held. Yet Mr. Anderson has politely
informed his party by the action
taken, that the Times and the Vidette
are the only two Republican papers
in the county worthy to be recognized
by his ofllce.
There would have been little
thought of or said about the matter
had Mr. Anderson used good political
judgment and printed the tax list in
the Vidette and Patriot, but since he
took the action which he did it shows
conclusively that he has taken up
with the Thomas-Jones faction as
against the Palmer-Becker faction1 in
the Republican party in Grant
county, and that the latter faction,
in lending Mr. Anderson their un-
qualified support in the last camp-
aign, were woefully deceived in their
It is intimated that Mr. Anderson
does not expect another term as
county treasurer, and it would appear
at this time that even if he should
want another term, he will have a
mighty hard road to travel in getting
it. From a political standpoint, he
would have stood much better with
the Republicans of the county had he
carried out the contract made by the
board of county commissioners and
printed the tax list in the Journal as
the otlicial county paper. And again,
had this been done, there would have
been no question as to the legality of
Anderson made a great mistake,
and one that lie will have occasion to
Many farmers, being short of feed,
put their cattle on early sown wheat
fields a week ago, but all admit that
it was too early, as the brace roots
were not deep enough to prevent the
stock pulling more or less of it up.
By the coming week the^early fields
will be in fine shape for pasturing,
and then the cattle will again go to
taking on fiesh.
SNOW IN OCTOBER,
It is a thing very unusual to see
snow in Oklahoma in October, but
such was a fact here on Saturday last,
the 28th. The flakes were few and far
between, and melted by the time they
hit the ground. There was some rain
before and after the snow. Sunday
night a fine rain fell, and there was
more snow Monday. The weather is
warm and tine now.
A FINE PRESENT.
Abe Slaughter and Wm. Hanlon
called at this office on business Mon-
day and Abe was sporting a very fine
watch and chain—the first he ever
carried in his life—and the best part
of it is, the outfit was a present from
hisold friend,Charley Sample of King-
man. Abe has always been on time
when there is anything to be done,
but in the future we shall not be sur-
prised to see him just a little ahead.
WHEAT ALL RIGHT.
Wheat is all right. The fine rain
which covered all this section of
country Sunday night and Monday
morning has added materially to the
condition of the wheat for the coming
crop, and all that was not damaged by
worms will go Into winter quarters in
very fine shape. The late sown wheat
is coming up fine and stands a pretty
good show of making a better crop
than that sown early.
As will be seen by their ad in this
paper, the new firm of E. M. Garret
& Co. of Wakita is now in the field
in the real estate, loan and insurance
business. The firm is composed of E
M. Garret, Wm. Hanlon and Abe
Slaughter, three of the best boys in
Grant county, and in view of the fact
that they have arranged with an east-
ern bureau of emigration for land buy-
ers, they are in position to do so and
we predict that they will do a good
business. In addition to their ad
they placed with us a nice order for
printed stationery. Call and see
them when in Wakita.
RUN OUT OF CHALK.
Tony Peter reports a rather pecular,
though not altogether unreasonable,
dream which lie claims to have had.
People are said to often dream of
being dead and wake up frightened,
hnf if u/oc nut cn in this poop A ftpi*
regret before another year has come Tony had crossed the dark river in
and gone. Bemember the prediction,
and see if the Journal is not correct.
IT FELL SHORT. *
According to the Deer Creek Times,
the Grant county fair at that place
fell short $250 on receipts sufficient to
cover expenses. The deflet is due to
his dream, he viewed the fiery furnace
and all the things of interest in the
neighborhood, and when he came to
leave for his higher reward the ascent
was by means of a long ladder. Be-
fore starting, however, he was provid-
ed with a quantity of chalk, and was
the very windy, bad weather which told that on his way up lie should
prevailed during the fair, thus keep- make a mark for every bad deed com-
ing many people away who would i mitted while on earth, or St. Peter
otherwise have attended, and thus
brought the receipts up to a paying
The stockholders held a meeting
and decided to raise the necessary
funds to complete the payment of
premiums, and ordered the secretary
to pay the same. This shows the
right spirit cn the part of the Deer
Creek people who are interested in
the association, and in the future it
is hoped that the fair will come out
in better shape. This was their
siKth annual exhibit, and the first one
that failed to pay its way.
would not permit him to enter when
he reached the pearly gates. He soon
had his marks all made, and climbed,
and climbed, and climbed, when to
his great surprise he met Prof. Clark
coming down the ladder. “What
does this mean, Professor?” The re-
ply was, “O, nothing much; I was
just going back after a little more
chalk.” And then Tony woke up.
—Miss Lillian Gray returned a few
days ago from an extended visit to
Denver and other Colorado points,
very well pleased with her Crip.
IN MANCHESTER TODAY
Will stay until Tuesday noon, Nov. 7th.
Examination and advice FREE
ALL WORK GUARANTEED
In Manchester ajain the first week in December
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A BLIND BULL.
A blind bull—a big burly fellow
with spike horns and white face-
created quite a commotion hist east
of town last Sunday. The 'bull be-
longed to Elbert McMullin and was
running in the pasture with his other
cattle, As E. H. Savely was coming
to town that morning the bull heard
him passing the public highway and
made through the fence from whence
the noise came. Savely flagged him-
self down the road and reported in
town that he had encountered a mad
bull. Quite a crowd of men and boys,
some of which were armed with six-
shooters, lariat ropes and saddle pon-
ies, started after the poor blind crit-
ter, and as Oscar Hearldson was
along, it is needless to say they got
him. Oscar felled him to the ground
with a lariat rope and cow pony,
after which his horns were sawed off
and he was returned to the pasture,
as docile as an old milch cow, and it
is hoped that by the time his head
heals up he will have gotten over the
pink-eye and can see again. But they
tell us that the manouverings Of some
of the boys in the crowd ins the
most interesting feature of the whole
exhibition. Claude Gilson hoofed it
within a half mile of the scene and
stationed himself on a high point to
take observations as best h j could,
but being out of hearing he did not
comprehend the many jocular remarks
that were made concerning his
“bravery”. Arthur Fling, they tell
us, displayed more nerve, and actually
undertook the task, after Mr. Hearld-
son got the animal down, of holding
the horse until the bull was hog-tied.
The animal made a desperate struggle
to get up, which was too much for
Arthur, and he yelled to Oscar at the
top of his voice, “Here’s your horse,”
and away he went, doubtless wishing
that his legs were wings that they
might carry him the faster.
At this juncture W. C. Stone saw
the need of more men of nerve than
were to be found in the crowd of fifty
or sixty present, so he climed a tele-
phone pole and sent a message to E.II.
Savely to come post haste, but un-
fortunately the wires were crossed
and be got Pete Pederson from the
At each flounce made by the bull
the crowd scattered, and all the jack
rabbits and varmint for a half mile
around were routed from their hiding
places. One little striped polecat was
chased for a quarter of a mile by
Attorney J. W. Smith, armed with a
revolver, but the cat dodged every
ball until all Joe’s cartridges were
gone, and made good his escape.
It was an exciting time for those
who were present and will be remem-
bered throughout the natural life
time of—the bull.
IT WILL STAND.
Many people are a unaware
that there was a little hitch between
Grand President Kirkwood of the
Territorial Anti-Horse Thief Associa-
tion, and the officers of the National
order, and by which Mr. Kirkwood
went off with the Indian Territory
delegation to hold a session of the
Grand lodge, while the regular Okla-
homa lodge delegates met at El Reno
on the same date and held the regular
annual session there. It was at this
meeting that J. C. Majors of Woods
countyl was elected Grand President
of the Oklahoma Grand Lodge, and
N. W. Patton, Grand Secretary.
When Mr. Patton returned home
he at once reported the proceedings
of the Grand Lodge session to Hon.
John W. Wall, president of the Nat-
ional order, Parsons, Kansas, and
here is the answer:
Parsons, Kans„ Oct. 25, ’05.
Mr. N. W. Patton, Manchester, O.T.
Dear Sir and Bro:—Your letter
of the 23rd received, and also copy of
the work done at the El Reno meet-
ing. The El Reno meeting is recog-
nized as the only legal A. H. T. A.
division meeting, and will be so recog-
nized by the undersigned. We will
in the near future issue a new char-
ter for Oklahoma. We will demand
the other charter, and should we fall
to receive It, 1 will issue a duplicate.
Do not fear as to results, as I
will take care of all the loyal members
of the Oklahoma division. Kirk-
wood’s followers have left the order
and organized a new one
Wishing you every success, I am,
John W. Wall.
The above letter from President
Wall of the national order of the A.
H. T. A. settles the matter of divi-
sion without any question whatever
and the new officers will now proceed
to business, and it will be but a very
short time until the A. H. T. A.
lodges will again know where they
are "at” and what will be expected
—The Star Brand shoe is better.
You can get it at A. K. Postlewait's.
HERE TO SELL GOODS
I am a stranger to the people here, and will have to
sell for cash until I get acquainted. Therefore I will sell
goods on smaller profits than a merchant running book
accounts. I am getting in goods daily, and soon will have
a complete stock to select from.
EGGS 20 CENTS PER DOZEN
My stock of groceries is complete. Am handling the
CLOVER LEAF brand of canned goods. None better put up.
Everything in new evaporated fruits.
Do not forget to bring in your EGGS and BUTTER.
EGGS 20 cents per dozen. BUTTER, 15 to 20 cents.
Remember the Sells Shoes.
—Don’t buy a washing machine
without first inspecting our line. We
have several special machines.
Badger Lumber Co.
—If you have any feeders stock
steers or butcher cows and heifers to
sell, remember that Guy Cromwell is
always in the market for them and
pays top prices.
—Say, you ought to see the new line
of ladies hats and caps at A. K. Post-
HAY PRESS FOR SALE.
An all steel, full circle hay press;
practically new. Price $100. Terms,
one-half December 31, 1905, balance
December 31, ’06. Inquire at Journal
—I have some money to loan on
good farms for The Deming Invest-
ment Co. H. W. Reneau, at Citizens
SECOND HAND STOVE.
I have for sale cheap, a • good
second hand steel cook stove, used but
a short time. Will sell for cash or on
time with good note. J. S. Wood.
|WANT A BARGAIN ?i
ft Then come to Waldron and let us quote
* prices and show you our big stock of
KORY GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOES,
^ Hats, Furnishing Goods, Etc., Etc.
Our stock is complete in every department, and we are
making very low prices on ladies dress goods and shoes.
We have The Best in groceries, and always pay top price
for butter, eggs and poultry. Come and be convinced.
Here’s what’s next.
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