The Watonga Herald (Watonga, Okla.), Vol. 6, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 26, 1907 Page: 1 of 4
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Has a larger circulation by
800 than any other paper
in Blaine county.
Has a larger circulation
800 than any other paper ]
in Blaine county.
VOLUME 6. NUMBER 18.
WATONGA, BLAINE COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1907.
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR.
BLAINE COUNTY CORN.
Sunday the 16th was the golden
wedding aniversary of Mr. and Mrs.
F. Scott, of Southard, father and
mother of Mrs. 'George McArthur
of this city. It was celebrated in
grand style too. All of the children
and grand children were there,
numbering forty-seven in all. It is
the least bit out of the ordinary,
too, when we come to think of it.
The golden aniversary fopnd all of
the children healthy, happy and
prosperious and the father and
mother in the same condition.
An elegant dinner was served.
First to the immediate family and
then to the sons-in-law and daugh-
ters-in-law and grand children.
Mr. McArthur tells us that it
was one of the happiest events of
his life to attend this reunion.
The children were as follows:
George McArthur and family of
Watonga, J. S. Scott and family of
Kingfisher, A. T. Jones and family
of Ames, S. M. Scott and family of
Okarche, M. E. Young and family
of Eagle City, A. M. Scott and
family of Calumet, W. G. Scott and
family of Canton and R. A. Arndt
and family of Suthard.
Kms Christian Temperance Union.
The W. T. U. of Watonga held
their annual meeting Sept. 6 and
elected the following officers for the
President—Mrs. Genevra Green.
Vice-President—Mrs. W. H. Bow-
Secretary and Treasurer—Mrs.
Delegates to state convention at
Lawton—Dr. Green, Mrs. Sunder-
land, Mrs. Burnet, Mrs. Munger.
Alternates—Mrs. A. McBride and
The next regular meeting will be
held on the first Friday in October,
the 4th, at 8 p. m. at the Baptist
church. Mrs. Scrdkrlano,
Very sad indeed were the people
along route no. 3 to hear of the
death of mail carrier, Mr. Bridgman.
During his travels on our route he
had made many warm friends by his
kind and friendly disposition. We
found him always ready to accom-
odate in any way the wishes of the
people along the route. We all
join in extending our deepest sym-
pathy to his bereaved family in this
From A Frikso.
Leader in Piano Contest
MISS MAUDE LBWBLVN.
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Hid Him in) EMUfb.
Frank McConahayof Logan town-
ship called at the Herald office Sat-
urday. Frank says that he was
talking with McBride, our merchant
prince and McBride said it was too
had to loose Ferguson. Frank says
hush up Me, you have had him long
Miss I/ju Baldwin a handsome Wa-
tonga Miss, visited Miss Katherine
Wood at the Herald office Tuesday
CONGRESSMAN E. L. FELTON.
The Late Returns Increase Fulton's Majority to 961—A Great
The returns by counties on the congressional race in the Second district show
the following majorities : Oklahoma 38, Canadian 402, Caddo 392, Custer 397, Dewey
estimated, 41, N. half Raysville 186, Woodward 18, Harper, estimated, 65, Beaver 38,
Texas 197, Cimarron 143, Ellis, estimated, 18. Total for Fulton 1905. Fulton’s ma-
Ferguson received majorities in the following counties as follows : Blaine 190,
Alfalfa 373, Woods 42, Majors 339. Total 944.
Mr. and Mrs. Howell of Alva
stopped off here Tuesday on their
way to Oklahoma City to visit his
About 60 men and boys got out
with their guns, cow bells, dinner
bells, tin pans, and every other con-
ceivable thing with which to make
a noise, and gave the newly mar-
ried, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, a good
old fashioned” serenade. The
boys did not see the bride but never-
theless they got their cigars and
came home. Some of the Indians
thought that by the noise they
were making, “white inan gone on
Mrs. Ed. Moore is enjoying a visit
from her mother, Mrs. Beauchamp
J. C. Emerson of Geary was call-
ing on Bickford friends Thursday.
Luther Enock went to Watonga
Little Mildred Moore is One of the
latest victims of whooping cough.
C. A. Stewart and John Porter
attended lodge in Hitchcock Thurs-
The section hands are doing much
needed repairing on the tracks
Ethel Stewart visited school Fri-
Miss Bertha Fontz spent Satur-
day and Sunday at the Stewart
Leon Butler of Hennessey was
seen on our streets Friday.
Art Jeffrey, Benton Gose and
Charley Poppelweli attended the
show in Ferguson Friday night.
Miss Blanc ken Weber of Fergu-
son came down Saturday evening,
returning Sunday morning.
A party of Bickford young peo-
ple took a ‘‘hay ride” to Hitchcock
Saturday evening and took in the
show. A good time was reported
by those present.
Benton Gose attended the Fergu-
son dance Saturday evening-
Art Jeffrey made a business trip
Mr. and Mrs. Howell, Miss Fergu-
son and Miss Snyder attended the
show in Hitchcock Saturday even-
(\ A. Stewart and Bob "Glickher
made a business trip to Watonga
Will Drumstead and Neill and
Gracie Galligan of Ferguson were
Bicfcford callers Sunday.
Mr. McLane went to Oklahoma
City Saturday evening, returning
J. S. Dobyns ami Ramsey Ban-
croft were Hitchcock callers Satur-
Art Jeffrey and John Porter were
visiting relatives in Southard Sun-
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Payne, Ike
Loewen and Miss Verda Kendall of
Hitchcock were ip Bickford Sun-
day as guests at the Howell home.
Miss Laura Snyder, who has been
helping Mrs. Oscar Howell, re-
turned to her home near Hitchcock
Conie and Katie Bill and Blanch-
en Weber were at Bickford Sunday
evening. They were guests at the
A crowd of three young people
went out Sunday taking pictures
and climbing the hills.
Our night watch Mr. Brown is en-
joying a visit from his mother.
Little Lula Stewrrt went to Fer-
guson Monday with Miss Kincaid, to
spend the day with Miss Weber.
At tne Presbyterian church next
Sunday night a childrens rally will
occupy the hour. Rev. Ward will
make a few illustrated remarks to
the children and the childrens choir
will sing. Come and hear them.
8. I. Wad, Pastor.
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ROBT. L. OWEN.
Robert Rrown was a visitor in the
High school Tuesday morning.
Claud Bridgman, Pitsur Robinson
ana Etta Koch were absent on Mon-
Three pupils enrolled in the sev-
enth grade Monday, making the
enrollment in the seventh and eighth
grades sixty three.
Jess Swisher enrolled in the sev-
enth grade Monday.
Lena Scrivens enrolled in the
ninth grade Monday.
Fred Henderson (Red) of the
eighth grade was absent last Friday
afternoon on account of sickness.
The High school base ball team
has played eleven games and have
won nine out of the eleven played.
Several of the rooms are in need
of mo: e seats.
While teaching school Monday
morning Miss Hovey of the 4th
grade took sick suddenly and had to
be absent the rest of the morning.
Florence Skeene taught her room.
Mr. Jones is attending busbies*
college at Guthrie.
Bert Masters is the drummer boy
Bert Kelso was sick Monday.
Miss Kelly was the guest of Mrs.
H. M. Davis of Hitchcock, Sunday.
Mr. Brown of the eleventh grade
is known as the “sleeping beauty.”
Forty pupils are enrolled in the
' Lee McCord and Agnes Smack
were absent from the 6th grade
Monday on account of sickness.
There are forty eight pupils en-
rolled in the 4th grade.
Cecil Ferguson, Rebecca Dickin-
son and Harvey Roberts entered the
4th grade Monday.
The fourth grade are studying
Helen Hunt Jackson.
Everything is progressing nicely
in the 8rd grade.
Lester Terrel is out oj school on
account of sickness.
Hoi lie Scrivens and Arbie Swisher
entered the second grade Monday.
The little folks In the seoond
grade are studying the “Bell of
Atri” by Longfellow, this week.
The senior class will attend the
funeral Tuesday afternoon out of
respect of a member of their class.
The Boynton Musical Company
willbe the first number on the High
school lecture course, on Oct. 21st,
followed by Opie Reed on Nov. 2nd.
There will be five numbers on the
High school lecture course.
Miss Edna White of Cantonment,
visited the primary room Monday
Four more pupils enrolled in the
primary grade Monday, making an
enrollment of 112.
A certain young lady of the 10th
grade would like to have another
box of candy. Take notice.
Grace Woolman can’t remember
names very well so she calls every-
The total enrollment has reached
the grand total of 420.
A 6nd Demerit.
D. W. Reed, a staunch Democrat
from Bowdre township, Douglas
county, Illinois, visited with Judge
Bowdre, of our town last Sunday
and Monday. Mr. Reed met his
brother, Frank Reed, here Monday
evening. They had not met for
twenty-one years. Frank Reed
lives in Tologa. D. W. Reed is one
of the First Lieutenants in the
Democratic party in Bowdre town-
ship, 111. He is an old wheel-horse
in the Democratic party and was
well pleased to learn of the grand
victory just won by his party in
Oklahoma. He has been elected
eleven times assessor of Bowdre
township. Frank Reed and Judge
Bowdre were school mates in the
Dry Point College in Illinois from
1876 to 1877. They bad not met for
Mrs. D. W. Fitts, representative
of the Oklahoma State Fair, and
seventeen Watonga ladies, held a
meeting af the parlor of the Fisher
Hotel Friday afternoon, for the pur-
pose of forming a temporary organ-
isation on the line of exhibits from
our county. A temporary chairman
was elected to attend to the exhib-
its for this time. After the fair
this will be made a permanent or-
organisation and the head of this
county. The ladles of the Presby-
terian church have promised an ex-
hibit. They also have the promise
of many individual exhibits. Per-
haps one from the Watonga schools.
Mrs. Pitta tells us that the chief
exhibits from Blaine county will be
etock, poultry and mineral.
Our Represertative W. H. Bowdre.
W. H. Bownre, representative-
elect from Blaine county, is a native
of Ohio. His parents are from the
Tennissee and old Virginia stock.
He was educated in Delaware, Ohio.
Having taught school for a number
of years in Ohio and studied law
there, he was admitted to the bar
in Wellington, Kansas, in 1887, was
in the run in 1892, stayed all night
in Watonga April 20th, 1892. He
filed on a claim in the north part of
Blaine county in 1892; made it his
home and hauled cedar fence posts
to Kansas from the hills in Blaine
county during the early days; was
elected Probate Judge on the Re-
publican ticket in 1896 and re-elect-
ed in 1898. Judge Bowdre is in
sympathy with the farmer and
laboring classes, having been a farm
hand himself and a day laborer. He
worked himself up through school,
and is what would be called a self-
made man. He is P. G. in the
1. O. O. F. and honored by his home
lodge by receiving the nomination
and election to represent the I. O.
O. F. in the Grand Lodge which
meets in Oklahoma City, October
14th. Judge Bowdre, as he is fa-
miliarly called by the residents of
this county, is one of those affable
men whom it is a pleasure to know.
He is a man who always has a kind
word for all and on account of his
likeable personality it is predicted
that he will accomplish much for our
people at the coming legislative
►. Mi m Mi a &
Dr. W. R. Kelly and wife left Sat-
urday for Chicago. Niagra Falls,
New York, Washington and the
Jamestown Exposition. Dr. Kelly
and wife will certainly enjoy this
well earned vacation after the ex-
treme heat of the summer and the
arduous campaign that Dr. Kelly
has passed through. Dr. Kelly can
feel a thrill of pride, as one of our
friends would say. in the achieve-
mrttt accomplished in a political
Mrs. Will McKinsterof Geary and
Mrs. Charles Hatje of Oklahoma
City visited Watonga on business
F. C. Hinckley left for Kansas
BLAINE COUNTY COTTON.
Jud McDaniels went to the Indian
Territory last Saturday to make his
home with his sister. A. M. Nash
went as far as Oklahoma City with
Clifford Pierson left for Nebraska
to live on a ranch. Clifford hopes
this life will make him grow strong
and he certainly has the best wishes
of the community.
There will be an ice cream social
at the P. V. school house next Fri-
day. Proceeds to be used for school
supplies. Every body come.
Arthur Boyer went to Hinton
Saturday to spend a few days with
Jesse Thomas is spending a few
days at Clinton.
Peter Boll was in Watonga Sat-
Mrs. S. A. Reichman and Bessie
Welch were in Geary Saturday.
Mesdames Patterson and Akins
visited Jennie Demunbruin in Geary
Frank Bocock of Vandalia, 111.,
cousin of Mrs. Frank De•Combes, is
here for an extended visit, also to
improve his health.
The merchant’s coupons are free.
Ask for them and get your friends
to trade at these stores, and • save
their coupons for you.
Geo. Robinson and Joe Evans were
hobnobbing with Charley Hunter,
Republican State Chairman at Okla-
homa City Thursday evening.
Manager Younkin of the Winne
Mortgage Company visited Okeene
and other towns in the county on
business Monday and Tuesday.
If you should not be in this race
yourself, help your favorite candi-
date. You may rest assured that
your assistance will be appreciated.
S. D. Ryals of Lincoln township
called at the Herald office Saturday.
He reports every thing lovely and
the Democratic goose hanging high.
Banker Keith of Homestead is
visiting his old home in Wisconsin.
He will also visit New York and
other eastern cities before his re-
Mr. and Mrs. Beryl lliggs return-
ed to Watonga after only a few
days sojourn in Sayer. They havf,
decided that Watonga is altogether
too good to leave.
Bert Whitchurch, now on the.
State Capital force came to Wa-
tonga Friday in order to accompany
Company “F,” of which he is a mem-
ber to Fort Reno.
Mr. Reed of Illinois, a friend of
representative elect, Bowdre, is vis-
iting with him for a few days. Mr.
Reed thinks Oklahoma the greatest
country on earth.
Lawrence Hampton, city at-
torney of Geary, passed through
Watonga Tuesday enroute to Alva
where he goes to make arrange-
ments to enter the firm of Cowgill
Mrs. D. W. Fitts of Oklahoma
City, representing the Oklahoma
State Fair, called at the Herald
office Friday. Mrs. Pitta is working
up quite an interest in our first
State Fair among the ladies of Wa-
tonga. She left Friday evening for
Dick Marshall came up from Okla-
homa City Saturday to visit his eld
home before returning to work.
Dick has a position as head stenog-
rapher and bookkeeper with Caine
and Binkley, cotton dealers of Okla-
homa City, which he has held for
Marshal Jackson and wife return-
ed home Tuesday morning. Mrs.
Jackson was taken sick at Oklahoma
City where she was visiting friends.
Marshall Jackson was at state en-
campment when be received word
of his wife's sickness, he immediately
left for Oklahoma City to bring Mrs.
While the physical and mental
collapse of ex-Governor Fergnaon
is to be deplored, it is only what
many of his friends predicted be-
fore his nomination. Ferguson’*
mental condition was known to
those closely associated with him
in political life, and these men.
while his friendB, opposed his nomi-
nation on that! ground.
But Dennis Flynn, John Shartel
and the more unscrupulous politi-
cians, thinking his a name to coo-,
jure with and knowing they would ,
be able to control him in hn pres-
ent condition, forced his nomina-
tion and thought to impose him np-.
on the farmers of the district,know
ing their own ability to control
Their fatal raistake,(however, Wi
intermitting ‘Ferguson to contin-
ue personal control of his paper.
His writings from the start indict-
ted'his irritable and weakened
tality, and former friends voted
against him in order to save hfe
f araily the humiliation that was mitt •
to result from his election. —Geary
Dr. W. IL Ktll* 0f WMtflSiPi
Dr.JW. R. Kelly and wife of -
Watonga, Oklahoma, stopped a few
hours in our city enronte to T*™
York and the Jamestown Rxj
Dr. Kelly says there is no
as to Fulton’s election. He it_____
all the southern counties and ant
of the western ones also. The great
surprise of the campaign -was Fer-
guson’s lack of strength in the short
grass country. Republicans as well
as Democrats say that his reputa- |f
tion as a friend of the people wa-
ne wspaper made and not a fact.
The abilities of the two men wen-
apparent on first sight and Fulton
gained thousands of votes by ac-
quaintance while Ferguson lost iu
like manner.—Dally Oklahoman.
Ferp* Is K TmT
Tom Ferguson says, Don Lawheat’,
Fulton’s Press Agent, defeated his
for Congress. It is a shame, Fer-
guson, that the people of the sec-
ond congressional district believed
Lawheads statements if they wen-
not true. It might be that Democ-
racy and gyp water have made a
truthful mau of Don.—Wewoka
Leader in Piano Contest
MIS5 ELIZA DSTN WM.
The clerk of school district IS,
Blaine county, will receive seated
bids at Oak Grove school hnsss en
Oct. 7, 1907 from 2:00 to 3:00 o’clock
p. m for the purchase of the
log school house, it having beeai
demned The board reserving
right to reject any and all btf
Mas. Bkllk MonTJ
Sept. 28rd, 1907.
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