The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, January 12, 1917 Page: 1 of 8
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MANCHESTER, GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1917
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
ABOUT THINGS AND PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
LOCAL OIL NOTES.
John I. Root of Cicero, Kansas, was
here Wednesday of this week. Fie is
an old acquaintance of the editor.
J, F. Gillespie was down from An-
thony, Tuesday, and called and made
sure of reading the Journal another
Leslie Fenton came home from
Wichita, Monday noon, where tie had
been to visit his children for the past
Fred McManaman, wife and little
daughter, Cletla Leuore, spent Sun-
day with Mrs. McManaman’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. B Fling.
Louis Lytle, who has been visiting
some months at the home of his uncle
J.J. Warnock, left for his home at
Griggsville, III , Monday morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Heel are the
proud parents of a tine nine pound
boy, born Tuesday, January 9th. Take
otf your hat to Grandpa Jesse Jones
J. B. Wray of Creston, Iowa, who
owns a large number of farms south-
west of Manctiester, in Grant and Al-
falfa counties, was here on business
Mrs. J. C. Stigers and daughter of
Stonington, Colo , visited friends in
Manchester this week. They ex-
pected to leave for their Colorado
home in the near future.
Neil C. Rice, the Anthony Cleaner,
has an ad. in this issue, look it up
and should you need work in his line
in an up-to-date manner, he gives as-
surance that you will receive it.
Hiram Yoder, who used to live a
few miles southwest of Manchester,
has been about here several days visit-
ing and on business He had consid-
erable work done on his car at Willis’
J. W. Leisure of the Ilagberg Rub-
ber Co., Wichita, was down the first
ofthe week looking after his farm in-
terests. Everybody is always glad to
see Jim whenever he can get away
and come down,
Fred Miller left Monday for
Okemah, Okla , where he will work
for Contractor McBurney, who is
erecting a school house in that city.
The Journal will keep him in touch
with home news while away.
Clyde Olds and wife stopped on
their return from Braman, Okla,
where they have been attending a fun
eral of a little niece, to visit with her
sister, Mrs. N. W. Patton, before go-
ing on to their home at Custer, Okla.
When Chas. F. Ortman, who has
been visiting his daughter, Mrs. Fred
Thrasher, returned to his home at
Helena, Okla., last Sat urday, he was
accompanied by Mrs. Thrasher, who
will visit a few days with her parents.
C. M. Smith left early Monday
morning in his Overland, on a trip to
Wichita, the followlhg accompanied*
him, L. C. Buckles, Ross Helms and
Earl V. Smith. When leaving they
expected to return Monday evening,
“Trixie” Frazier shelled out the
big crib of corn for Glpp T. Price
Monday of this week. This along
with the car of coal received by the
Badger Lumber Co., last week mater-
ially helped the threatened coal fam-
iue. Cobs were delivered for 81 per
Farmers from all parts of country
around are feeling mighty good over
the condition of the winter wheat-
plenty of moisture in the ground and
the weather warm and spring-like, is
enough to make them feel elated.
Should these conditions continue we
will have a crop rivaling the one of
The old and new township Boards
held a joint meeting at the Badger
Lumber oOice last Monday which at
times was interesting. We made no
Inquiries as to the township’s iinancia)
standing, as the law requires that it
be published anyway and our readers
can wait a few days longer for this in-
It wasn't a Manchester mother, who
gave her daughter t he following ad-
vice, concerning the prodigality of a
certain young man, when the daugh-
ter informed her maternal relative,
that she was going to marry him to
reform him. "Listen to me my girl,”
said the mother, “You take in a
week’s washing first and see how you
P. A. Williams, who recently went
to Collyer, Kansas, to take charge of
a lumber yard at that point, came
home Sunday evening and expects to
be here a couple weeks, when he will
return to Collyer. "Ted” is well
pleased with the outlook. He said
that one elevator there took in ten
thousand bushels of wheat last Friday
The Journal learns that the dozen
or more cement culverts between
town and tbe jog line on the state
road are all finished but the covering
with dirt which will be done in a few
days if the ground should not freeze.
This will give one of the nicest four
mile drives in the country, at least
where so many culverts are required
in so short a distance.
There is a rumor on the streets,
which, however, the Journal has not
been able to verify, that a store will
be put in the Feely building, by two
Syrians. They have been here befort
and we heard it stated that, they had
gone to Blackwell, or some other
point in the oil fields, but. did not
like the location and last week they
came back here and had rented a resi-
dence belonging toll W. Reed. The
Journal does not vouch for the truth-
fulness of the above but give it as we
have heard it, as a rumor.
Mrs. Newton Mingle, died at the
home of her mother, Mrs C. T. Little-
page, in the north part of town, Wed-
nesday afternoon. She was brought
home from Anthony, a few weeks ago
as she desired to see her two babes
which were at the home of Mrs John
Mingle It was thought at that time
she was growing better, but Tuesday
she commenced to fail and passed
away. At this writing fuueral ar-
rangements have not been made. Au
Obituary will appear next week.
One would think that as so many
horses have been picked up and ship-
ped out of this part of the country
since the war demand grew that
there would not be any. desirable
horses for sale now, but we notice
that Walter Roach continues to find
some every week and many of them
are fine too. We did not learn where
he finds a market for them but sup
pose they are shipped to other parts
of the country for agricultural pur-
W. H. Cowles, who is now living in
Wichita, but formerly lived southwest
of Manchester and traded his holdings
for land in Victoria co., Texas, was
here last Saturday and has traded his
Interest in Texas for the old Tom
Beal farm just north of A I. Mont-
gomery’s place. This place may be-
come very valuable if oil is struck on
this big anti-cliue as it is located near
the center of what geologists have
pronounced very promising territory.
It lies a few miles north of the Flor-
ence well and only four or five miles
south of the Waldrou-Manchester well
which Is down some 2,800 feet,
The writer in conversation with
"Dick” Sethman, in Waldron, was in-
formed that they were drilling in the
test well then, that the 3,500 feet of
new cable had been spliced and wound
and that they had an abundance of
fuel now on hand and the work would
be pushed to a finish. Drilling was
shut down a few weeks ago because of
the delay in receiving the cable order-
ed and the deflection of several cars of
coal to other points that had been
bought for use here. The story In
Tuesday’s Beacon as to oil being
struck in this well, created a consider-
able merriment. We only wish It
were so, but conditions and “struct-
ure” are such that the Journal will
not be surprised to hear oil has been
struck in the near future.
Dr. Roach, Charley Alley, J, C.
Burchfiel and R. C. Wood, were down
to the test well at Florence, on the
LaNoria Grande holdings, and found
they were drilling and were down 45
feet and were attaching the apparatus
to the walking-beam. They have
been held back on account of fuel, but
the boys on returning met several
loads of coal for the well, which was
being hauled from Wakita, the most
accessible railroad point They are
starting in with 20 inch casing and
are making plans to sink this well to
the bottom, if necessary. The boys
said this is the best rig at this loca-
tion that they had ever seen. It has
been reported that the LaNoria
Grande test east of Medford had been
shut down waiting for casing, which
has been received and that they would
resume work Thursday of this week.
Several local pools have been for-
med here and bought a number of
leases south west of Manchester,
which will be held for developments
in the future.
Mallory Wins In Big Contest.
Some three years ago The Kan-
sas City Life Insurance Company,
inaugurated what is known as the
R. A. Long Contest, in which none
but bankers could compete. This
contest was to find who could send
in the greatest volume of business
during the month of December.
There were six hundred entries in
this contest and when the totals
were figured out, to the surprise of
many prophets as to who would be
the winner, it was found that his
name was J. VV. Mallory, Cashier of
The Citizens State Bank of Man-
chester, Okla., and now heads the
Honor List with, a $34,500 business,
premiums on which amount to $1,-
306.86. We quote from the report
sent out by the company. “But
Mallory didn’t make it because he
was in a bigger bank or bad a bet-
ter chance. Everyone of the
Agency’s si x hundred Banker Re-
presentatives had equal opportunity
—many, in fact, had more. With
prices for the fleecy staple soaring
high, any cotton county Banker
could easily have written the big
gest business. But Grant County
is a wheat-raising region, where the
Hessian fly worked havoc with last
season’s yield. A drop of fifty
cents per bushel in wheat quota-
tions a month ago, deepened de-
pression during December days.
With prospects so unpromising,
some bankers would have looked
around for excuses, but Mallory
went out and looked for business.’’
And what is better he came up
smiling with the goods. The Jour-
nal is proud of this another occa-
sion to show that good old Man-
chester is still on the map.
A Pleasant Surprise.
Tuesday, January 0th, being the
Fifteenth anniversary of the wed-
ding of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. George,
was made the occasion of a very
pleasant surprise on this estimable
couple, when about 60 of their
friends drove into the yard in autos
buggies and Fords, bringing with
them an immense amount of good
things to eat.
Mrs. George was busy in prepar-
ing the usual noon day meal which
was quickly swept aside by the
large number of ladies who took
charge of the dining room and
kitchen and called for volunteers to
get lumber and improvise a table
reaching from one end to the other
of the long room. It is usual to
say that the table fairly groaned
under its load, whether this so or
not, we know that we heard several
of the participants groaning when
they left the table and Wes War-
nock admitted that he, for once
was filled to his capacity, which
those who know him best thought
was truly a miracle.
There was so many present it
would be an impossibility for us to
get there names in the limited
space we have at our command.
The editor of the Journal knows
that he enjoyed a “full feed’’ the
contrast with what we usually get
at home nearly made us shed tears.
We, all had a great time and are
living in anticipation of an “invite”
to another anniversary sometime
in the very near future.
CARD OF THANKS.
We take this method to thank
the many friends for their kindly
ministrations during the illness and
death of our dear wife and sister.
Words fail to convey our apprecia-
tion, to all, in our sad bereavement.
Mrs. J. W Smith,
J. A. Scott and families.
Daniel Albert Alley was born
October 25, 1863 in Floyd county
Virginia, at the age of 13 years he
moved with his parents to Dan-
dridge, Tennessee and resided there
until he came to Oklahoma in 1902.
He was married to Miss Ina Pat-
ton at Paother Springs, Tennessee,
and to this union was born twelve
children, who all survive him but
two who preceeded him to the
glory world. In 1913 death took
from him his beloved wife.
On October 28, 1916 he was mar-
ried to Mrs. Lillian Noble of Anth-
He was converted in 1904 at the
Sunflower school house 2 miles west
of Gibbon and was taken into the
Methodist church in 1912 at Gib-
He departed this* life on January
3, 1917 at ten o’clock at the age o’
53 years. 2 months and 9 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss a clear
wife and ten children Charley and
Mary of Manchester; John o
Hutchinson, Kansas; Sam, Jesse
Grace, Joe, Dwight and Ruth o’
Gibbon; Mrs. Mattie Goble of Pond
Creek and three brothers and two
sisters, Charles Alley, Manchester
Luther Alley, Coldwater, Kansas
John Alley Dandridge, Tennessee
Mrs. Mollie Thompson, Xeederland
Texas; Mrs. Charlotte Sutphin o'
Virginia, and a host of friends to
mourn his untimely death.
Dr. Roach Has New Car.
A. M. Mallory arrived Monday
evening from Kansas City, with
Dr. Roach’s New Jackson VIII, as
it is styled, driven by W. J. Mony-
han, of the Jackson--Allen Agency,
of Wichita. And on their arriva
G. W. Morris and the writer were
invited to take a spin of four miles
in this “Luxurious Wonder.” As
its name implies it is an eight cy-
linder car but is so arranged that
when so much power is not needed
four of the cylinders can be cut out.
' It is one of the most luxurious
cars we have ever ridden in and as
we have stated above it is a won-
der. While it is a four passenger
car it rides as smooth and comfort-
I able as a Pullman coach on a bal-
I lasted 80 pound steel, track
TWENTY YEARS AGO.
HAPPENINGS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO.
W. H. Kitchen, the Florence
creamery seperator man, called
Tuesday to execute notes for release
on the northeast of 10-27-8. B. L.
Strifler and Otto Six accompanied
lim as sureties on the notes.
Abe Slaughter and wife, A. D.
Parsons and wife and F. C. Schul
and wife were all callers at this
office Monday to execute a deed to
their interest a3 heirs in an 80-
acre tract of land in Kingman
S. L. McMullin is expected home
from the Indian country whither he
went about two months ago with a
bunch of horses to trade for cattle.
His son recieved a letter last week
saying all the horses but two had
been disposed of and that he had
offers for them and would soon be
ready to start home.
A postal note for fifty cents, pay-
able to the editor of the Journal
was sent to this office last week
during our absence by J. A. Aikins
of Medford, where it was issued. It
has been lost or misplaced and we
want the person who may happen
to run across it to bring it in. We
need it in our business.
We learn that a creamery plant
is to be put in at Sandcreek postof-
fice ten miles south and one east of
Manchester. John Lunz is pushing
the enterprise with all his might,
which is a good indication that the
plant will be put in. Sandcreek is
a splendid point for a creamery and
we hope to see it make a success.
The H. k S. people are stringing
out railroad ties along the grade to-
wards Wakita and at last reports
had reached within about four
miles of Wakita. It is contended
by some that the road will not lay
any track till after February 1st, to
avoid assessment. This is not at all
probable, as under the new law it
is the duty of the trustee to assess
any and all taxable property
that may come into his township
at anytime prior to September 1st.
Joseph Cotterill put up a neat
porch in front of K. W. Lattin’s
new residence this week.
Squire Ewing informs us that the
Wakita people have county seat
aspirations and will be heard from
should the question ever be sub-
mitted to a vote of the people.
One of the happiest events in the
history of Grant county was the
marriage on Christmas Eve at the
Congregational church in Medford
of Clyde N. Palmer of the Patriot
to Miss Rena L. Aikins, the accom-
plished daughter of John A. Aikins
of near Medford. The contracting
parties were the recipients of many
costly and useful presents. The
Journal extends the usual congrat-
We learn that a contest has been
filed by S. J. Thrift against S. L.
McMullin for the southeast of 14-
29-8, which corners the Manchester
townsite on the southeast. Mr.
Thrift has all along contended that
he had no use for this country and
expected to leave at the first op-
portunity, hence it is somewhat a
surprise to us to hear of his contest-
ing a claim. Mr. McMullin has im-
proved and remained pretty close
by the claim which is now under
contest and it is our opinion that if
Mr. Thrift gets the land at it will
cost him twice what a claim equal-
ly as good could be bought for.
A man must be pretty well cov-
ered with moss not to be a regular
advertiser. A family down in
Flordia lost their child and failing
to find it after two days, put a
twenty-five cent notice in the paper
and the next morning they were
surpised to see an aligator on the
steps where he had disgorged the
child alive and then died himself.
They sold the aligator hide for six
dollars and the parents are exhibit-
ing the child at fifty dollars a week.
The story illustrates the value of
advertising. It also illustrates the
writer as a careful and painstaking
SOME CLIPPED STORIES.
A number of candidates for the
police force were being examined
by a doctor the other day, and a
pretty stiff examination it was. too.
At length it came to testing 'the
men’s sense of hearing, and said
Po you see this watch?
Do you hear it tick?
Certainly, quite plainly.
Stand farther bar k.
Candidate retires three paces.
Do you hear it now?
W ell, you must be smart, for the
watch has not been going for a
Once upon a time a man inven-
ted glasses with which people could
see their own faults. He starved
to death.—Cincinnati Enquirer.
Once upon a time a preacher told
bis congregation just wbat they de-
served to hear. He was lynched.
—Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The sign in front of a Harlem
restaurant attracted the eye of a
farmer, and he went in. He had a
raw, a fry, a stew, a pan roast, a
broil and a steam roast. When he
got through be laid a quarter on
the cashiers desk, only to be told
that he was shy a dollar and a
No, by jing, said the farmer. A
quarter’s right. Dosen't your sign
say: “Oysters in every style for
Once upon a time a lover told
his girl that she was not the only
girl be had ever kissed. She drop-
ped dead.—Houston Post.
Once upon a time an editor pub-
lished the truth about a bride and
groom. He is still running.—Red
Robinson was one of those good
natured souls who are always ready
to lend a hand to a pal in distress.
One day as he was pegging along
on his bicj cle down a narrow
country road, he came across a
man holding a ram by the horns.
Hello, cried Robinson. Can I
I should be much obliged, replied
the other, if you’d hold this ram
just while I get that gate open.
Certainly, replied Robinson and
dismounting he bodly siezed the
ram by the horns.
“Thanks awfully,” said the stran-
ger, now on the other side of the
gate. “The brute attacked me
more than an hour ago and I’ve
been struggling with him ever since.
So long, old chap! Hope you’ll be
as lucky as I was.’’—Top-Notch.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our kind neigh-
bors and friends for their assist-
ance and sympathy, tendered us in
the sad hour of bereavement in the
death of our husband and father.
May God’s Blessings be showered
Mrs. D. A. Alley,
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