The Mountain Park Lance. (Mountain Park, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 14, 1904 Page: 1 of 4
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Mountain Park Lancs.
MOUNTAIN PARK, KIOWA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, JULY 14, i9<>4.
■uccctfor to tZbc flHfatcv »cntta«I, Stboncy, Ktowa County, Oklahoma.
Local News. 1
At the School election here Tues-
day D. H. Wynn was elected clerk.
The Board consists of Henry Dale.
Director, Rufus Meeks, Treasurer and
I). H. Wynn, Clerk.
According to the clerks report there
are now 170 children between the
ages of 6 to 21 jears in the Mountain
Bark school district. Ihis will neces-
sitate the employment of three teach-
ers all the time and an assistant teach-
er a part of the time.
E. Bryan, father of W. P. Bryan,
who has been on a visit here left Wed-
nesday for a few days visit in Ana-
There will be a grand campmeeting
of all denominations at the Park be*
v» ginning August 14. Everybody cor-
dially invited to be present.
Owing to the washouts on the Bess
Line in and around Clinton, the local
freight has not been running this
J S. Radley, Republican nominee
for commissioner for the 3rd district,
• - was in the Park trading this week and
shaking hands with his many friends.
There will be a meeting of all per-
sons interested in the new gin at the
school house, Saturday at 3 P. M.
A full attendance is desired.
John Bryan, son of W. P. Bryan, on
Saturday last received a severe kick
on the right leg by a mule, cutting a
gash about two inches long that re-
quired the services of Dr. Roberts to
sew up. John says the hext time he
w ants to kick the mnle instead of the
mule kicking him.
This is the busy season of the year
for the farmeis and a correspondingly
dull season for »he meichants, but
withal our merchants report a good
El Hoover was among the merry
callers at the Lance otlice the first of
J. M. Haldwing was among the sub-
scribers to the Lance during the last
of the week.
C. E1 Jecks went to Hedrick Monday
morning returning in the evening.
(>eo. Cales went to Hedrick on busi-
ness dnring the first of the week.
The name of the new company is
“The Farmers and Merchants liin Com-
Henry Kirsting came in from Enid
Monday to stay a few days and note
tiie flattering prospects for crops on
Hob Robertson the genial manager
of the Star Livery Barn made a trip
to Cache on Tuesday last.
The Sunday School togeather with
l'rof. Britton's Private School is pic-
nicking today at Cold Springs.
In the days of primative man
names were of little consequence, but
as the slow process of civilization pro-
gressed things gn dually changed,
and it is hoped for the better. Their
was a family that conceived the idea
of affixing a sur-name to those that
had been used up to that date, and
this was their plan, the sur-name
should amount to this, that if a son
was born to the family his name rnufi
end with the word “son” 'and this
was the outcome of the agreement in
The oldest boy was named Thom,
when he took ur.lo him a wife there
was a son given to them and he was
known as Ihom-son or Thomson.
The second boy was named John
and unto him was given a son who
was known as John-son or Johnson.
The third boy was named William
and also unto him was given a son and
he was called WiUiam-son or William-
'The fourth son w;as named Dick
and unto him also was given a son
who was known as Dickson, but the
fifth child was Allie, a gill, who was
never married, but had a son and her
of-spring w as known as Alli-son or
There we have traced the proginy
down from pre-historic time to the
present date and find one of Allie’s
proginy located close to us, who has
so little of the gray matter necessary
to run a country newspaper that he in
his prejudices will permit the publi-
cation of the Republican Ticket, of
which he claims to be a member, to
be printed in his paper, and omit the
name of one of the most important
offices of the county, that is the office
of country superintendant of public-
'This in the face of the move now on
foot over the nation of a higher civili-
zation attained through a higher edu-
cational system, this narrow contracted
pulliwog now takes the opportunity of
venting his splean against a defence-
less woman, because she is a resident
of near Mountain Park, such despis-
able littleness is only creditable to the
semi-barbaric tribes in the 9th cen-
tury. 'To think of a man. if lie be a
man, reversting to such despisahie
tactics is below the conception of the
most debased ancients of the animal
kingdom, he of the Signal Star may
say it was an ovenight, well what if he
does, could an over-sight occur two
issues in succession?
It on the face shows the venom in
the proginy of which he is a dec end-
ent. If he had an atom of chivalory
for the gentle and weaker sex— this
overgrown and corpulant polli-wog
that plays in the big round-house frog-
pond would have printed the entire
Republican ticket irrespective ofpoli -
ical afiVliations. But now lie sees a
chance to square hnnselt wi h his peo-
ple, for he has not been oytrly loyal
to them, lor whenever lie was askt-i
to do something for his town, his fir-i
question was “how much is the re ii.
it” and such pucelanemous littemes-
may meet with the approbation e>:
some people but not the majority.
It you do belong to the republican
party prove yourself, if you are a
"mugwamp” or a “polliwog” which «t
are constrained to believe you are, 1
will tell without any exertion on at y
ones part. “Oil won’t mix with water”
neither will honest principles mix with
Now Brother if you have an atom
of honest principle left in you that n
dot beclouded by prejudice—e oti in
and unedulterated cursedness, square
A great many people who have had no
experience in the promotion or building
railroads, think that a few months is c 11
that is necessary to accomplfsh a
work < f this kind.
I he HI I'aso, Mountain Park &
t 'klah* * 111a Central Railre ad Company
put its tit.st Corps of surveyor» in -the
lield l t l>. nth 1903. After about six
months had been spent in making the
"Ui\t\ several persons along the lii e
loge her with many in Mountain Patk
be« ame discouraged. I hey seem to
ihint; tli t alteatlv A suffir ient amount
it time bad elapsed fertile sutvi y to
Ire completed and that the road should
,,e ll,1<h r full course of construction,
situ e llit' lime mentioned the company
has had two well equipped Corps of sur-
veu rs in the field at a co*t of
$ 15 coo.
I he survey was not completed from
yourself with the republicans of Kiow a '*‘,un,a»u ^a,*c 10 Oklahoma city until
county and apologize to Miss Mabel a'Klut 1 ^,,rt> ^a.vs ago a tracing of the
Webb, or otherwise be branded an ^jro Hats al d maps lias just betn
c< mpltied and the prospectus is now
m the hands of the printer, and in ten
ass and a dotard.
'The Cheiokee Advocate is one < f- ^°y* time the blue prints of the profiles
the oldest and most interesting news- : ai*d plats togatlur with the prospectus
papers in the United .States. \t is’the 1 "id be presented to the company who
official organ of the Cherckee nation : >s to finish the road, and who h..s been
and is published at Tahlequah at the j anxiously awaiting the same f< r seveal
nation's expense. It i.s a five-column ^ months.
folio weekly, half of which is printed 1 he company has labored undt r
in the Cherokee language. It is strict- great difficulties but in the face" of all
Iv non-partisan ai d is forbidden by j the oposition its promoters have edr-
law to deal in politics. Indians who
read only Cherokee get the paper free.
Ihe total circulation is about 1,000.
I he cost cf publication is about $2,-
500 a year over and above receipts
from advertisements. '1 lie expense is : nau an me financiers of th-
met by an annual appropriation. Hit age.with their many millions been back-
sal try of the editor is $600 and a tiice ing this enterprise it would not have
He is appointed by the co.un-: been any nearer completion than it is
tinued the work just the same and noth-
ing that has been said or done by those
that are so bitterly opposed to the
building of this road has effected or
delayed the construction of it in the
loast. Had al! the financiers
at tiie present time.
'The paper has been in existence
since 1840. It discontinued pub ira-
tion upon the opening of the rebellion,
but started again in 1867. It contin-
ued until $ 1874, when a fnedestroyed ' warrants, whether we bny or not
l ive dollars reward Laid to any one
furnishing us with the name of any
one who has a millitary bounty land
the plant It resumed publication in
1877 and has been running ever since.
The sole object of the paper is to per-
petuate the Cherokee language.
Lawton Republican: A scene that
wastosay the least out of tiie ordinary
was enacted on tiie public streets this
forenoon when a stock of liquors was
so’d at public auction by u consfcthlc
who had never taken out a liquor li-
cense. This man didn't sell the staff in
unbroken package hut auctioned off
by the bottle just as lie would have
sold a pair of socks. And lie had no
trouble in getting bids. The crowd was
not large hut the fellows were there al)
right with the coin and would pay
almost as much for a pint bottle of old
rye as they would have given fur a horse
'1 he Mountaie I’atk Imprvment Co
A certain young man of this town
sa,\ s that he wishes the girls would quit
painting, itlasts bitter, some of the
older girls (we have no old maida) are
wandering how ho found out so much,
hut no one will tell them. This young
man is in a more precarious position
than he thinks he is treading on dan-
gerous gound. If he don’t tell the older
girls how he fond out they will talk
him to prediction, and if he doeatell,
the young ones will call him a tattler,
and his social prospects will bo ruined,
in our judgement thia young man is
la-tween the devil and ihe deep aea.
A very enthusiastic meeting of farm-
ers and citizens of Mountain Park and
vU inity was held at the high school
on Monday evening las*.
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Everton, H. G. The Mountain Park Lance. (Mountain Park, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 25, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 14, 1904, newspaper, July 14, 1904; Mountain Park, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc853292/m1/1/: accessed October 15, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.