The Durant Weekly News (Durant, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 9, Ed. 1, Friday, March 2, 1906 Page: 4 of 6
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The Durant Weekly Newk
' Editor and Proprietor.
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Avenue Durant 1. T.
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DURANT I. T. MARCH 2 1006
Every town within a hundred
miles-of Durant is endeavoring
just now to bettor tho condition
of (heir roads eo thnt next fall
their 'trade oan come to town rain
or shine. What is Durant. going
to doP .
The miserable condition of the
. roads the past few weeks has
been hard on town people and
the country1 folks as well. One
thingit has proven and impressed
. upon the ones most interested is
the necessity of better roads.
Cantata Esther will bo repro-
duced tonight at the Wilson
Upera Jriouse. lno hbwb uuuu.
repommend this opera two high-1
Jy while it is of homo talent it is
well rendered and many of tho
characters will olass far ahead of
the .average professional. You
do not want to miss this play it is
worth your money.
' '' '
. ."And they say Robt. L. "Wil-
liams Democratic national com-
mitteeman for Indian Territory
has aotually resigned aa local
attorney -for tho Katy and re-
turned his annual pass. An in-
terrogation mark stands as a
beaoon light for other guberna-
torial . timber "-to follow - from
darkness into tho spot light."
CapilaL Bob doos not propose
to make or have any entangling
alliances and will then bo in po-
oition to. serve the people? and do
justice by tho railrpads. No man
can serve two masters and no
man Bhould accept oourteBea
from a railroad and then expeot
theneonle to believe in his holi
est endeavo'rs 'afc'Vatlrbad'legisla-'
tion. f '
I An. Essential feature of
I EVERY BUSINESS J
HE getting of cus-
tomers is without
doubt tho moBt im-
portatot feature of overy
.business for without cus-
tomers no business' oan
ever beoomo a success.
To get customers it is first
necessary to get in touch
with them to got the
proposition before tho
prospective buyer. For
the rotail man thoro is but
one way ono successful
way to get before tho
people and .that is
through the columns of
THE NEWS daify and
weekly. Other methods
may "help some"' but
thoN newspaper fa the "old
reliable means of adver-
tising. iivFhE NEWS
MEveryCittle Bit Helps."
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TROUBLE IN CONGRESS.
Congress now haa quito a mix-
up on its hands beoauso thoy fear
that when tho tribal government
goos out of existence that tho M.
K. & T. will make good uh its old
land grant of each alternui sec-
tion of ground for ton miles on
eaoh side of the road through
tho territory and thoro is talk of
continuing the Indian govern
ment for one year in order that
all unallotted land iving in that
district may bo disposed of.
This old land grant was (to bo'
in operation and take effect when
this land became the publio lands
of tho United StatiM.
Tho News ddesijet seo how the
M. K & T. cpiild -maintain a suit
under suoh conditions for the
land is not nor ovoc will be the
property of the government and
while wo would consider ic a
groat calamity to this country for
this luiia u bo uwnod by tho
road it looks as if suoh a contin
gency could bo basily avoidod
without continuing the tribal gov
Tho roads between Durant and
all points 'east .are. exeorablo
enoughjto suit any territory man
who refuses to work' them be-
cause there is no law to compel
him. There-are bog holes in
which no snipo could light with
any oxpootation of ever stretoh-
lng his pinions in the air again.
When statehood comes we want
to seo a good vigorous' road law
and our roads put in good condi-
tion. If you judge tho civiliza-
tion of a country by it roads wo
are now 4000 years behind.
Tho high winds of the past lew
days has done wonders in drying
off the lands and plows aro run-
ning in every field; its truly an
ill wind that; blows nobody some
"What has beoome of our road
commissioners? An offort to
wards tho betterment 01 our
roads should be started now that
there is a lull in tho weather.
Sherman papers have again
built thsir union depot on their
front pages. .
UTTERINGSJROM UTIOA. -
Utica I. T. Feb. 27. The
farmers are beginning to look
jubilant once more as they are
turning the soil up and many aro
sowing oats some few aro about
done. Mr. H. G. Vanzanlt is
done. It is now time to plant
spuds and if old Sol oontinues
to show her bright faoe there
will be .Jots of them.. put in the
ground ere tho woek is gone. "
"F. M. Jones of Luoresus New
Mexico but from Burwin I. P.
stayed in our town ono night last
week. Mr. Jones is a railroad
prospective engineer and is pros-
pecting a road from Burwin I.
T.- to Center Texas and Mr.
Jones speaks very favorably of
tho road being put through at an
Mr. and Mrs. Miller have a fine
young Miss stopping with them
for the past few days. Mr. Mil-
lor ia all Bmiles today.
Elder. Maze of Wade will
preaoh Saturday night before the
second Sunday ab the Baptist
churoh at thisplaoe.
F. E Pride returned laet Fri-
dayjfrom Indiana whero he wont
sometime ago to visit relatives
and friends He reports a Yeiy
pleasant trip and his younger
brother accompanied him back
Spenoe Dillingham John Poff
W. D. Dillingham C. E. Vur-
million and John Dillingham went
to Bennington yesterday with
cotton to try th'e market at that
Occasionally you hear of a
man who was struok dumb with
astonishment but nothing like
that ever happens to a woman.
A woman may he able to do
her own housework but she sel-
dom does it to the satisfaction of
NIneiy-Acre Trad Being Surveywl .
Sale legins Soon.
The ninety-sore addition: to the
oity of Durant. abutting thj north'
ond of Fifteenth and Sixteenth
fevenues known as tho "West
End Heights" is b'oirig opened
up. The fenoe has been taken
away and tho ground will be
plowed harrowod and platted in
to lots of different dimensions.
Tho surveying will be complet
ed next week and the lots' will bo
immediately thrown upon the
market. while It is not as yet
boon fixed as to what the lota will
be offored at yot it is believed
that they will range from $76 to
$125 eaoh owing to location.
It is understood that quito' a
numbor of our well-to-do people
will buy blooks and build thereon
HOUSE CLEANING TIME
Hubby Eats Saner Kraut and Sleeps
in the Barn. -
The time is at hand when the
husband comes home at meal
time and eats his victuals in tho
barn for his wife must clean tho
little oottago; and she doesn't
oaro a darn and tho yard is full
of comforts and e beets and he
has to iivo on light bread and
sauer kraut Blue river water and
sliced piokles. And at night
tired and worn out hubby has to
sleep in the loft and ho feols so
disgruntled that ho cannot enjoy
his couoh. "While in wdrkihe lit-
tle housewife is in all her' glory
but at tho end of thevwork she is
taken ill and the huebandfis kept
on the go and it keeps him
busted buying dope pills and
modioino and the little tfbttaga
is no oleaner than when first be-
gan but he dare not say SO and
he is-a wise man.
The Opportunity is Here Backed by
Durant Testimony. '
Don't takedtir word f of dt
.Don't depend on a stranger's
statement. Read Durant . en-
dorsement. Read the statements
of Durant citizens and decide for
yourself. Here is one. oase of it:
J. K. Polk Lawrence farmer
living ten miles east of Durant
I. T says; "I believe Doan's
Kidnoy Pills the best kidney
remedy on the market. I had
kidney complaint for years and
uuring that time tried a number
of so-called kidney ot;ros. I had
not found what I needed. until on
tho advico of a friend I got
Doan's Kidnoy Pills at tho Cor-
ner Drug Store. After taking
ono box I felt greatly improved
and taking another box I am
glad to say I was oured."
For sale by all dealers. Price
60 cents. Foster-Milburn Co.
Buffalo Now York sole agents
for the United States.
Remembar tho name Doan's
and take no other.
Licenses to Wed. '
The following young people
were granted leave to wod in the
county olorks office since the
21st: W. 'S. Maddox to Miss
Flora C. Porter of -Bokchito;
Geo. W. Martin to Miss Ada Da-
vis of Bokohito; Chas. M. White
to Miss Leona Stubblefield of
Bennington; R. C. Gadner to
Miss Ella Talley of Bonnington.
Feed House Burglarized.
Last nigh some . misoreant
whoso horses were hungry broke
into the feed house of Whitlatoh
& Crudup's grocers and stole
several saoks of bran and ohops
and some hay. No oluo to the
Bees are partial to sweet
things but that is poor consola-
tion to the girl who happens to be
stung by one..
1 "I MWWWW
A faint heart and . a fab bank
balance often prove to be'a win
ning combination. ;' a ;s
Few Men Enter Slereat Idakell One
Last Saturday night at Idabell
a small town close to Garvin' a
bold attempt to burglarize a'gen-
eJal merchandise s'tore"was made
by three men. One man by the
name of James Kelly was shot ip
left leg below the ankle in the
right arm above elbow and re-
ceived flesh wound in the loft
side left arm in the wrist wounds
inflioted by oitizens of. the town.
Fourteen shots were fired only
four taking effect.
The. burglars' .were discovered
by Yljrgie Morgan who had been
attending the bedside of a siok
neighbor and On his return home
and In passing by the store hoard
the noise of the men within side.
He hurriedly summoned four
more men witfc above results.
Tho other mon made their es-
cape. United States Marshal T; : B.
MoMurray of Garvin arrived on
the-scene Sunday morning and
placed the wounded burglar un-
der arrest and arrived in the oity
last afternoon and remained over
the night going to Atoka this
morning to place . him in jail
Bill Introduced. Asking Choctaw Coun-
cil to Set Aside Land for Schools.
Muoh discussion pro and con
relative to what disposition would
be mado in regard to the oare
protection and education of the
Chootaw Chickasaw orphans
when the tribal government
ceases to exist has gone the
rounds among the newspapers
until it has aw&kened up the
Missionary board of the Presby-
terian churoh of Indian Territory
and Oklahoma to the importance
qijne question involved.
Last week Rev. W. T. Mat-
thews of this oity and president
of the Missionary board for the
churoh in Indian Territory and
Oklahoma appeared before the
Chootaw council which is now in
session at T.uskahoma introduc
ing a bill for that body to petition
the United States Congress to set
apart and donate to the Presby-
terian ohuroh two and one-half
sebtioris df lands; t&!Doisea'in
the establishment and support of
an orphanage of the Chootaw-
Chiokasaw children the oburoh
obliging itself to raise the sum of
five thousand dollars to start the
institution at 'as early day as'
possible and promising to add to
the plant from year to year until
it is able to accommodate hun
dreds of the fatherless and moth-
Owing ip theabsenoe ofv Gov.
MoCurtain no aotjon was .taken
but .this week it. is thought that
the council will affix their signa
ture to the bill and forward it on
We have seen people cro to
ohuroh and devoutly Bing: 'Shall
wo know eaoh other there?"
when they won't speak to their
neighbor on tne street.
Take Your prescription to the
old reliable W. G. Short the
druggist. 641t w2t
If there is a town in territory
that oan shpw aa good a health
record at this season of the year
as Durant we would like to hear
Be kind to beggars. You may
want to borrow money frpm them
There is a good deal of time
wasted on the devil.
The fool and his money are
what keep the .rest' of us from
i i 1-AL ' VIT ii
We Have 'em
They are located on .Main
and Evergreen streets.
ii;u a 1 c e rnv
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HUGH HALSELL JOHN BENSON
J. R. McKINNEY S. A. NESBIT
VIOE-PRKSIDKNT ASST. SEOY.
T. E. PENDLETON
The Durant Trust .Company
REAL ESTATE LOANS.
ABSTRACTS OF TITLE
Long time Joans on farmriands
Loans oncity Property.
Insurance of all kinds. Surety bonds; Abstracts of title made to
any town or tracts ofjlands lnltheJTwenty-fifth Recording District
SAFE RELIABLE AND COURTEOUS
Office Daraat National; Bank BiiUdta.
BAGONE UNIVERSITY PLANS.
Rev. W. S. Wiley States That $100.-
.000 Is Being Raised.
Muskogee I. T. Feb. 27
Rev. V. 8. Wiley the president
of the board of trustees of Ba-
cons University has returned
from a trip Jp. Tahlequah where
he has been in the interests of
tho Bible work of the Baptist
Churoh of Arkansas Indian Ter-
ritory and Oklahprna. Aooording
to Rev. Wiley a campaign is be-
incr organized whereby an en
dowment of $100000 will be
raised for Baoone University.
"Now that the 'courts have -decided
the title question in our
favor" said Rev. Wiloy "we
feel more like proceeding with
the work. The plans will be dis-
oussed this summer and there is
but llttlo doubt that another year
will see fte work well under way.
TUe appeal will of course be
made to all the Baptist churches
in Amerioa but more particularly
to the Baptists of Arkansas Okla
homa and Indian Territory."
Generally a girl ploks out. tho
wrong man to fall in lovb with
once; but the man does it a hun
Some of our greatest' joys
spring from sorrows we have al-
Most people's idea of happiness
is an express paokage prepaid
aad deltvorediat Ahe deor. -
Fish make excellent braiBfood ;
even fishing stimulates the .ia!
I) Head Teturnetl Satvwda
afternoon from an extanaadiirip
at Oaxaoa Mexico where he has
been in the interest of hie mines.
Alva Walker who aoompanied
him will remain indefinitely
People can be friends as long
aa they don't try to prove any-
thhig W eeb other. -.-
WAS A SAD VISIT
Alabama Family Lese Two Children
Frem Scarlet Fever.
Last Wednesday the News
ohrdnioled the sad death of a lit-
tle' child .of a Mr. Patterson and
family who were visiting friends
and relatives in the oity from Al-
abama the ohild dying of scarlet
fever. Another one of their lit-
tler babes was the victim of the
malady last Thursday morning
aged nine months. Like ito lit
e 2-year-old brother it was
embalmed and placed in tho
morgue of the Clark undertaking
establishment to await the re-
covery of the whole family who
were on the siok list
They wore able to depart for
their home Saturday afternoon
.anduto an onlooker it was truly a
sad sight to see the bereaved
family oarrying their little ones
on their long journey back home
where the interment.of their babes
will take plaoe.
In the game -of life as in a
poker game the fellow who says
nothing and saws wood is the ope
who pioks up the chips
Mrs. Maude Gray of Dallas is
here to put on the operrata Gol-
den Hair and the Three Bears
for trie benefit of the firo com-
pany. It'3 a good (hing for some of
tMktfeat we are net recognized as
Tr. ' :
Jany a man is uriable.to stand
onkQi' dignity because his wife
slts.oA it. " '
Only a" brave'man would marry
a woman who isn't afraid of a
A woman seldom has much to
say about the. good; qualifies of
her husVanV utfV?after he is jn
the basics of tke umdertaker .
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