The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 27, Ed. 1 Friday, December 1, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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MANCHESTER, GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1916
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
ABOUT THINGS AND PEOPLE YOU KNOW.
Mrs. Henry Ahlday of Medford, is
herecua visit with her daughter,
Mrs. Otha Hull and family.
Claire Hamilton has a position in a
Blackwell bank. Claire is capable of
makiDg good in any position he may
Mrs. S. B Fling, is staying with her
daughter, Mrs. Fred McManaman and
getting acquainted with the new
John Slaughter and family, who live
down in the vicinity of the ‘‘Big Past-
ure” in southern Oklahoma, are up on
visit with home folks
James Haiti and family of near Bluff
City, and Uncle Hie Swa/.e, took Sun-
day dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Wieklzer at their home in Manches-
Kev. Louis May of Arapahoe, Okla.,
came last Saturday to conduct a ser-
ies of meetings at the M. E. church.
Everybody cordially invited to come
and hear him.
Mrs. M. J. McCaters and Mrs. L. P.
McDonald of Kingman, Kansas, came
Sunday, to remain till after Thanks-
giving with their brother. Rev. J. M.
Aller and family.
A. J. Brazier of Wichita, was down
Monday looking after business affairs.
Mr. Brazier traded his store on Doug-
las Ave., for a farm about five miles
from Woodward, Okla.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Pierce, whose
home is at Buffalo, Okla, came to
visit his parents and other relatives,
arriving Sunday afternoon. They are
Journal readers and are looking pros-
J. F. Gillespie, was down from An-
thony the first of the week and drop-
ped a big white dollar in the slot for a
renewal to the Journal. Frank was
driving a brand new Ford of the latest
A. Ludemau was down from Anth-
ony last Monday ou business and re-
newed his subscription for the Jour-
nal. Mr. Ludeman is president of
the local oil company and was feeling
tine over the outlook.
Farmers from every direction report
that rabbits are more plentiful, both
cotton-tails and jacks, than have ever
been before. Cotton tails are pretty
fair “eatin,” but we never had much
of a "hankerin’’ for jack rabbit.
Dr. Hamilton is in Wichita, this
week having gone up with a daugh-
ter of J. G. Meyer, who lives north
east of town, to have an operat ion per
formed for an abscess, from which she
has been suffering for some time.
Wm. Ravensteln and Geo. Martin
well-to-do farmers of Kingman county
Kansas, were here Tuesday looking
after the purchase of a car or two of
corn. They are oldtime friends and
acquaintances of A. Slaughter, whom
they met here and went out with him
and down to Gibbon.
Col. H. L Burgessof Nash, was here
to receive a bunch of mules he had
bought up In Kansas. There were
about 35 of them and they were driven
overland to Nash We note that ‘•cot-
ton mules” in the south are bringing
enormous prices when compared with
what they were selling for two or
three years ago.
W. T. Vandolah of Belmont, King
man county, Kansas, was here the first
of the week on a visit with his son, P.
L, who lives on the J. W. Leisure
farm southwest of town. The younger
Vandolah, says that Jim Dowell is
out to his place now and while he
can’t see very well, is able to chase
rabbits with the hounds, on horse
back. The Journal is glad that Jim
can s>«'g enough to get around,
Beuna Vista, Texas,
November 22, 1916.
The sight of the old familiar
“office cat,” as it appeared in last
week’s Journal, recalls to memory
reminiscences of the early days of
Manchester and Grant county. 1 am
always glad to see that cat. When
it smiles, 1 know that the editor
smiles with it and that does me
On this particular occasion there
was more to smile for than ever be-
ore in the life of that faithful “old
cat.” Here in Texas it was merely
Democratic victory, the same as
it was in New York a Republican
victory, with nothing to boast
about. But in the nation it is a
victory “of the people, by the peo-
ple, for the people.” The wives
and mothers of the west have
spoken, and they have directed
eddy Roosevelt, with his chip on
iis shoulder, to “go way hack and
sit down.” The Progressive Re-
publicans of the west have had
their say, and they administered to
this old bluffer a side swat similar
to the one hegave them. He ditch
ed them when it meant so much to
them as a party of principles, and
they ditched him for his political
treachery and unfaithfulness. It
was not so much the Republican
party that the people were after as
it was Teddy, and this is borne out
jy the fact that throughout the
west, wherever he spoke in the cam
paign, the vote was only the strong-
er against Mr. Hughes.
Mr. Hughes is a good man, and
doubtless would have made a good
president. He was the best and
the strongest that the party had,
jut be got in had. Teddy was
earful load. Another load that
Mr. Hughes had to carry was his
ack of argument. Fault-finding
with the Wilson administration was
iis only theme, and no grounds for
that. True, he had behind him the
money power of Wall Street, but
coersion from this source is no lon-
ger feared by the people. Mr. Wil-
son and the Democratic congress
lad long since enacted the regiona
jankiqg law, taking away from
wall street the power to create
money panic at will, so that the
jeople had nothing to fear there
There were many other good mea-
sures, all of which told the people
that in justice to themselves they
should stand for the man who
had stood for them and they went
to the polls like free .men anc
women and cast their ballots for
Woodrow Wilson—because he
The sentiment expressed by
old Republican friend, George
Scbutz, of Somerton, Arizona,
fore election and in which he men-
tioned the “Woodrow Wilson wave
sweeping the country,” did me
good. George used to be one o
the staunch Republicans in Man-
chester township, and it was his
cunning that we Democrats had
fear. He is doubtless a Republican
at heart today (that is they used to
teach Republicanism) but he coulc
not stand the treachery of Teddy
nor the fault-finding arguments
Mr. Hughes. The Republican party
may live, hut it must purge itself
of its lion eaters, get right in prin-
ciples and turn its back upon the
Wall Street crowd. for this bunch
no longer controls the financial des-
tinies of the Nation. Teddy is a fit
subject for the Fiji Islands just now
as the United States is at peace
with the World and has no peed of
war general to stand in the back-
ground and direct the sons of Amer-
ican mothers to march to the front
in useless battle to be shot. I would
say to my old friends at Manches-
ter, “Hurrah for America and
Everything is going along nicely
down in the Pecos Valley. All are
in good health, crops are good and
irices the highest in many years,
he land company is still bringing
investors, mostly from Iowa, and
they are buying lands. Improve-
ments are going on all the while,
and the whole situation "looks
mighty good to Benny.”
Cotton has reached the 20 cent
mark, cotton seed $45 per ton,
maize and kafir $35 per ton, alfalfa
lay $18 to $20, and everything else
in proportion. We pay $3 for 48
bs. best flour, $2.70 for Irish pota-
toes, and get 40 to 45 cents per
dozen for eggs and 35 to 40 cents
per pound for butter—but have
neither to sell. Am wintering 2650
leep on the range, all doing fine,
and if cotton continues to go up,
think it policy to come out in wool-
en pants after sheep sheering time
next spring. Respectfully,
J. M. Simmons.
The editor of the Journal was in
Medford last Sunday and suggested
to W. S. Robertson that we would
like to visit the well being drilled
by the LaNoria Grande people.
Going down the street a half block
we met Howard Tennant, who is
Under Sheriff, on the street with
his Ford car and persuaded him to
take us out to the location, which
is some six miles east and a little
over mile north of Medford. On arri-
ving we found the force under Drill-
er Lacey, was busy drilling. They
had just under reamed and set their
casing down twenty-two hundred
feet and were chopping up the rock
in the bottom of the well. The
head driller was looking pretty
w:se over conditions. While we
were unable to learn just what he
believed, but then it is a well known
fact that oil drillersshutup just like
clams, when cunditions are good.
But that things are looking good
for oil development in this location
A number of those who are in-
terested in the development of oil
hereabouts were out Sunday to'the
Manchester well, they were down
2,400 feet and the drillers think
that prospects are good.
TWENTY YEARS AGO.
HAPPENINGS OF TWENTY YEARS AGO.
Profo Wo To Clark
Above we present the picture ot the man who will con-
test the election of Dr. R. L. Hall, of Pawhuska, Osage Co.,
Okla. Who has been given certificate of election as State
Senator of the Ninth District, composed of Grant. Kay and
Osage counties. The gist of the whole contention is here
given. When the state board canvassed the returns of the
above counties as made by the county election boards, it
was shown that Dr. Hall had a plurality of eight votes over
Prof. Clark. The returns from the different precincts of
Grant were canvassed and tabulated by Earl Grimes, Roy
Bunch and E. H. Breeden, acting as a county election board.
The first named are Republicans. Mr. Grimes did the read-
ing and the other two writing what he read. When the re-
sults were published. Wm. Postlewait discovered that the
returns gave Prof. Clark only 37 votes when he had receiv-
ed 47 in Valley twp. Now if Dr. Hall was issued a certi-
ficate ot election on the eight plurality of votes, as the first
count shows, then this digging up of ten votes more for
Clark than he had been credited with shows that Clark was
elected by a plurality of two votes. We are informed that
Clark has emyloyed J. B. Drennan to handle the case, but as
Hall has been given a certificate of election, be will be the
senator until the senate sets his certificate aside. It is very
evident there is a serious error somewhere, either in the cer-
tificate as one of the election board, that is held by Mr.
Postlewait, or in the certified copy furnished the county
election board: We await developments.
Miss Katie Bowen is reported to
oe teaching a very successful term
of school m the Roy-Plunkett
Joseph Cotterill did some work
for the Badger Lumber Co., a few
days ago, fixing up a show window
in the front of their store.
R. E. Hite called Wednesday to
renew bis subscription. He has
quite a bit of corn to sell but is
holding it for a better market.
Met Lewis and wife and sister,
Miss Altie Lewis of near Bluff City,
made a visit of two or three days
at Hank Lewis’ last week. They
returned home Sunday.
J. B. Williams’ little boy got se-
verely scalded one day last week,
by the stove falling over and up-
setting a kettle of boiling water
over him.—Plain View Items.
John P. Wright an old friend of
Your Aunt, who lives at Isabella,
Woods county, passed here last
Monday with a small bunch of cat-
tle bound for Belle Plains, Kansas.
—Plain View Items.
Tim Sherman had a small black
pig stolen Wednesday night, and
seys if the party had asked for the
pig he would have given it to him
Now he offers $10 reward to learn
who the guilty party is.
"Confidence” and the election of
McKinley has resulted in a cut of
10 per cent in wages on the Illinois
Central railroad. It has also redu-
ced the price of corn 4 cents a
bushel on the Manchester market.
Over at Attica they have a bar-
ber that shaves for 5 cents and cuts
hair for 15 cents. He has heard
about “confidence” being restored
and hasn’t got the heart to ask
over a half bushel ot corn for a
Hank Lewis has lately given his
house a thorough coat of paint in-
side and out and the walls are
neatly papered. A new top buggy
has been purchased also. Some
think Hank has matrimonial inten-
tions, but his nearest neighbors dis-
credit the report. Carev Henry,
the trusty cook at Hank’s has a
new apron and we hardly think it
would be laid aside just to make
room for a new housekeeper.
Manchester bandies more grain
than any other three railroad points
in this part of the country. This
fact, alone, is enough to convince
the wide-awake merchant that
Manchester offers the best induce-
ments to any and all in search of a
good business location.
A newspaper man has started the
story that a youog lady in New
Jersey kneads bread with her gloves
on. We need bread with our shoes
on, our pants on, with our clothes
on and we need it bad and if things
continue at the present rate, we
will need it without any pants on.
The cruel newpapers are publish-
ing the horrid story that a sweet
girl graduate in a neighboring town
read an essay on physiology, in
which she said, “The human body (
is divided into three parts—the
head, the chist and the stummick.
The head contains the eyes and the
brain, if any. The chist contains
the lungs and a piece of liver. The
stummick is devoted to the bowels,
of which there is five—a, e, i, o, u,
and sometimes w and y.”
For some reasons final proof was
not made by Messrs McGibbon and
Graham on their claims at Gibbon
postoffice, as advertised for the 30th
of November and it is reported now
that all former intentions of the H.
& S. people to locate a town at
Gibbon have been abandoned and
that Wakita will be the nearest
point to Manchester between here
and Medford. At some future time
it may be found necessary to locate
a grain shipping station at Gibbon.
Mr. Wesley Warnook and Miss
Lillie Whittington of Manchester
township a ere married at 12 o’clock
Thursday, December 3, 1896, at the
residence of his brother J. J. War-
nock by ’Squire G. A. Starks. Mr.
Warnock is an enterprising young
man and well liked by his many
acquaintances in this vicin’ty. He
has a fine claim about 24 miles
southwest of Manchester and has
lately erected a respectable frame
house thereon. His bride is the
accomplished daughter of Mrs. M.
W. Whittington and is a lady well
known and highly respected by all
our people. The Journal extends
M. H. S. DEFEATS WALDRON.
The M. H. S. basket ball team
went to Waldron last Friday night
for a game and although the court
was small and our boys were not
used to playing on the floor, they
won an easy victory over their op-
ponents. Manchester went in the
game with “pep” right from the
start and kept the ball in their pos-
session most of the time. The half
ended with a score of 36 to 2 in
In the last half Waldron got
down to business and scored 10
points while Manchester scored but
eleven, the game ending with a
score of 47 to 12 in favor of M. H.
The M. H. S. Basket ball boys all
played good basket ball, but Clyde
Warnock, guard, should have the
credit for being the star player, al-
though Jensen and Cloys McMullin
were there on goal shooting the for-
mer scoring 10 field goals and the
McKee, guard, starred for Wald-
ron scoring 6 of the 12 points.
THE STORK VISITS.
The home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
McManaman was visited by the
stork last Monday afternoon and a
fine little girl left in their care.
Mrs. McManaman was formerly
Miss Loie Fling of this village. Dr.
Hamilton reports mother and babe
doing nicely and Fred was some-
what hoarse from shouting “Papa '
in the rain barrel, from which two
hoops had already given away.
The Rebekah Lodge held their elec-
tion Wednesday night. Mrs Hannah
Smith was elected N. G.; Mrs Grace
Smith, Y. G.: Mrs Laura Blye. Sec’y;
Mrs. Carrie Wood. Treasurer.
Here’s How Floyd Did It.
Floyd E. Slaughter accompanied
by Wm. Hanlon, were over at Nash
last Saturday selling a car of calves.
Sunday morning they came past H.
L. Burgess’ place to get a six year
old pony Floyd bad bought for his
children and not wishing to
make another trip after her, she
was loaded in the rear of the Ford
and hauled out to his father’s
place reaching there about one
o’clock in the afternoon. The whole
generation was there to partake of
a reunion dinner and some of them
declared they had seen a Ford used
to haul almost everything haulable
but that was the first time they
had ever seen a whole horse hauled
in nnp it. was a hnrsp nn thftm
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