The Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), Vol. 14, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 23, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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Chickasha Indian Territory Thursday Evening February 23 1905
SltiuSl lluVU I.IUIU
It is simply a case of necessity. We must
have more houses. We have orders for a
half dozen now and more coming in all the
time. If you bave a house that is not occu-
pied list it with us and we will put a good
tenant in it.
REAL ESTATE RENTING AND LOANS
O O sr t H
:iank of Commerce
J. W. SA.MI'I.K
. C. ADAMS
I). !). SAVER
GKO. W LADD
C. L. GREEK
C. T. ERWIN
See D. D. Sayer at Bank of Commerce J
jf New Undertaking Parlors
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ALL CALLS NIGHT OR DAY
S ALL WORK GUARANTEED......
first class. New Hearse and everything up-to-date.
Residence Phone 413. Office Phone
236. Corner of 2nd St. and Chickasha Av.
fG W. Charlevilleg
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4 We have made arrangements whereby we can furnish Chickasha
I Cheap Fuel. ' I
. McALESTER COAL..
Nut size screened reduced to
per ton ... ... . . . .
Pea size screened reduced to
nt cneapesxanu oesx cooKing anu neat- k
ingcoal ever sold in Chickasha. No pound-
ing up of hard chunks. Ready for the w
stove. Try it once use it always - -k
4 North South' Mast or West k
4 Mc.V.ester Coal is always best.
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i Steptienson-Browne Lumber & Coal Company. I
Scott Jones Real
A C. 0WS C. T. ERWIN.
V. Presiount . Cashier
V. E. CECII.
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Estate Co. Heal
Oldest Route in Indian Territory
Fort Gibion An effort Will be
Made to Preserve it.
MANY CELEBRATED MEN.
Visited There in Early Days-Where
Stanley Taught School.
An effort is now being made to j
preserve the "old church on the
hill" at Fort Gibson I. T. the I
oldest building in that territory
It was the old garrison church at
Fort Gibson during all the early
days of theWcst and was afterward
used as a school house with Henry
W. Stanley then a young man as
The old building has been oc-
cupied continuously since 1832.
Gen. Hazen. while residing here
was married and brought to the
fort his bride Miss McLean of
Cincinnati Ohio now the wife of
Admiral George Dewey. She is
said to have been the most stylish
woman who ' ever lived in Fort
Gibson and occupied the large
stone building still standing on
Garrison hill. Many psople in
the old town remember her well.
Fcrt Gibson the oldest town iu
Indian Territory is rich is historic
lore much of which has been writ-
ten but most of which is vet un-
recorded. Settled shortly after
the Louisiana purchase there was
established a military post in 1 819.
Many notable and distinguished
men have lived there some now
resting in the UuitedStates nation-
al cemetery about a mile from the
old Jot t. where .-a.459 - soldiers ar
buried and where may be seen the
names of a number of celebrated
soldiers scouts and warriors who
figured years ago in border and
Indian warfare. Among the num
ber is the noted Seminole chief
Billy Bowlegs who fought with
Osceola at the battle of Wahoo
swamp where Gen. Dade was
killed and the American troops
were routed After the treacher-
ous capture of Osceola Bowlegs
j joined the American army and was
1 assigned to the rank of captain a
fact recorded on the tombstone at
the head of his grave.
Stanley the African explorer at
one time taught a. subscription
school at the fort occupying the
old frame building. still standing
near the old public square.'
Washington Irving the noted
American writer visited Fort Gib-
son and wrote his '"Tales of a
Traveler" in a tent just outside the
old parade ground on Garrison hill.
In i846 the poet Longfellow on
a tou" of observation in the West.
j visited Fort Gibson by the way of
j the Arkansas and Grand rivers
j Next year appeared the most loved
jofall his poems "Evangeline"
1 where sceneiy. in the vicinit of
i Fort Gibson is graphically and
' beauti'ully described.
I The oldest building in Indian
territory mentioned above as be
ing located at Fort Gibson is of
j hewn logs which have been cover
; ed with boards. Before its spacious
fireplace still in use many notables
have warmed themselves Generals
Scott Taylor Jeff Davis Robert
E. Lee McClellan and others.Gen
; Taylor lived in the old bouse with
his family including his daughter.
' Miss Betty who married Jeff
Oid papers for sale at this office.
Estate For You.
Accepted by the Council With a Condition
Attached High Praiaei for the
A HEW WATERWORKS PLAN
City Attorney is Preparing an Ordinance
Mayor Approves it-.
An adjourned session of the city
council was held Tuesday afternoon
for the purpose of receiving
report on the sewerage system.
R. E. McDonnel the engineer and
Mr. Morehouse his assistant made
a thorough inspection of the system
during the day. Aldermen Burton
and O'Brien of the water and sewer
committee accompanied them on
the inspection. Every part of the
S)Stem was carefully examined
iuclnding mains laterals flush
tanks embankments etc.
Mr. McDonnell made his report
to the council and it was concurred
in by the water and sewer com
mittee. In it he stated
that he found that the 'work
had been done according to the
plans and specifications; and con
sidering the difficulties under
which Messrs Doyle and Swartz
had labored it had been done ex-
ceptionally well. No flaw of any
character had been found in the
work. It was discovered however
that in one part of the system con
siderablesediment had accumulated
during the process of construction
Much of this had been removed bv
flushing but some still remained
Owing to thisfact.he recommended
that the system be accepted upon
the condition that if the obstruction
was not removed in 90 days as he
thought it would the contractor
be required to clean it out. The
5 per cent of the contract price
held back per contract amounting
to $720 would be ample to do this
work if it were necessary. Mr.
McDonnell said he was particularly
well pleased with the work of the
contractors. He had served as
engineer on about twenty contracts
and this was the hardest one he
had ever seen any contractor con-
tend with. Many contractors
would have thrown up the job but
Messrs Doyie & Swartz had carried
it out at a financial loss ; to them
selves. The city had received
more than the worth of its money
On motion the report of the en
gineer and the committee was tin
Alderman O'Brien praised the!
work of Vfessers Doyle & Swartz
and moved that a vote of thauks
be tendered them for the efficient
manner in which they had carried
out their contract in the midst of
the greatest difficulties. Not a
single instance had been found in
which they had attempted to slight
the smallest detail. The motion
was unanimously adopted. Alder-
man Burton then moved a vote of
thanks to Ed Fitzputrick the irre-
pressible .sou of Erin who has been
foreman on the job. ':Fitz" has
Deen in me business over 20 years
and he knows every point con-
nected with it. The motion car-
ried unanimously. Mr. Dayle and
Mr. Fitzpatnc both responded
thankiug the council for their
kindness and the confidence shown
in them. Mr. Dayle said he would
have carried out his contract if it
had cost him twice as much as he
received from it.
The origir.nl contract price of
the sewers was f 14.400. The bid
100 ft front cor.2-100111 house well.storm house $600; $200
cash balance $15.00 per mouth; close in. block 5 room
house barn well hen lioue all iu orchard $1100 will sell
$500 halence in r 1 viiwms at $15 month. block 5-room
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is habit you will never regret having acquired.
The only thing you will be sorry for is that you
didn't begin sooner. But it is better late than
never. So commence now to make your old age
com.ortable and independent. Start a bank ac-
count now and start it with - -
..Chickasaw Ttust Co-Bank..
It's one of the best banks in the state. It pays
interest at the rate of per cents and accept
depisits from to dollars.
Chickasaw Trust Co. Bank
CAPITAL STOCK 100000
CHICKASHA - - - . IND. TER.
of Doyle & Swartz being over $2
000 under the next lower. Changes
were made in the contract adding '
$7Q. 4.0 to the cost. The last esti
mate of $1785.33 was allowed yes-;
terday. Accoruing to contract!
$720 will be Jetaincd 90 days. '
Before the adjournment Mayor t0 Lindsay Tuesday to sell meat.
Beavers stated that the city at- hc expected to come back on the
torney had an ordinance in prepar- . returning train- but reached the
ation for the re-organization of the 1 station jusTin time to see the rear
department. This ordinance would enti of tne train disappearing
embody' the recommendations J of around the curve
the water cjumittee. The Mayor He wa:S disappointed of course
said he heartily approved of the andashe thoughtof staying inLind-
new plan. He had not sought the say 2 hours his disappointment
position of water commissioner and turned to anger. It is suspected
accepted it only on account of the j tnat he said things but no steno-
exigency which existed at the time. .grapher was present to catch
He thought the time had come' them The roads were .impassable
to organize the denartment on a and to drive through was out of
better basis. The new ordinance ' the question. Then he made
will provide for a practical man to a desperate resolve he would
take cnarge ot waterworKs ana
Every one is anxious for the
cold weather to stop 50 that they
can begin" preparing their ground
for this year's crop.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Whitereturned
from Oklahoma City where they
were called to attend the funeral of
Minter Smith is visiting in Ana-
darko this week.
W. T. Cloud was in Chickasha
Monday transacting business.
Richard Buckles left for Sterling
O. T. Monday to visit his mother
who is quite sick.
Mrs. (J. L. Williams has resign
ed her teaching Amber school and
returned to Chickasha where she
will make her home. Mrs. Geo.
Stacks has taken charge of the
school and will teach the remainder
of the session.
Mrs. Bearsley visited Mrs. Witt ;
Victor Chartain is now judge of ;
Amber. We congratulate Mr. !
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wnartain on ms laie appointment.
Harris Cloud went over toChick-
asha Friday transacting business
for his father.
Nina Stack spent last week in
Chickasha visiting her sister Mrs.
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THE CHAMPION PEDESTRIAN
Henry Stephenson one of the.
salesmen for Swift & Co. here went
I The oedestrian left Lindsav
about 1 1 0' deck stopped an hour
at Bradley for dinner and reached
Chickasha about 8 p. m. ' inaklng
the entire distance of 27 miles in
8 hours. It was bad walking too.
He counted the ties till the num-
ber got so big he couldn't carry it
in his head. Experts figure that
he steppedon 120000 ties. Stephen-
son says he his always been
somewhat of a walker and this
stunt has proved his claim to the
championship. He was well-nigh
exhausted when he reached home
but felt no bad effects next day.
Swift & Co have few men as swift
DR. W. L. PETERS
Phy iiclan and Surgeon.
Phones: Residence 106
) Hospital 143
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house good well orch ard and vineyard beauti-
ful home and location $1600. l block 4-room
house good well barn storage room storm-
Iioue orchard beautiful location f 2000.00.
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