Life (Anadarko, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 4, 1904 Page: 3 of 8
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Co9T of Wards.—Canadian county
spent S3,000 in three months on its
poor and insane.
To Skat 12,000.—Fair officials of
Newkirk are contracting for a grand
stand to seat 12,000 people.
Morgan Resigns.—Dick T. Morgan
has resigned as president of the Young
Men's Christian association at El Reno.
His business interfered with his asso-
Accepts Invitation.—A letter from
Miss Shaw daughter of the secretary of
the treasury, to Miss Richardson, of
Oklahoma City, accepts an invitation
to be Oklahama City’s guest at the
world’s fair on September 5.
IWho Has Indian Blood.—The re-
cent decision of the attorney general
relative to who is entitled to sell lands
in Indian Territory has not stopped
the sale of land. Land men of Musko
gee say that they are still buying and
that they will continue to do so. The
law says, “all who are not of Indian
blood except minors,” may sell their
lands. The question is who is to de
termine and how, who has Indian
Valuable Tourists.—Professor R
V. Temming, of Chandler, who is now
in St. Louis arranging the Oklahoma
exhibit for the world’s fair says that
the Oklahoma booth is finished and
that the exhibit makes a splendid
showing. lie says that the Oklahoma
exhibit will compare favorably w’ith
most of the states and it is the gen
oral opinion that Oklahoma is going
to get some valuable advertising out of
the big fair.
Fruit to England.—.1. A. Taylor
president of the Oklahoma and Indiau
Territory Horticultural society and
superintendent of the territorial fruit
exhibition at the world’s fair, last
year tried the experiment of shipping
fruit from Oklahoma to England and
says the experiment was so satis-
factory that he will ship on a much
larger scale this year from Oklahoma
and Indian Territories and adjoining
counties in Texas.
Obliterates Speculators. — The
ruling of the interior department to
the effect that any person securing an
ail lease must make a showing that he
lias $5,000 to develop it, is fllliag the
)il districts with an entirely different
;!n.ss of speculators. It has totally
obliterated those who came here in the
•arly months merely to speculate upon
sites and has practically driven away
the grafters. Still it is a little hard
for those of small capital who were
really anxious to try their luck in the
)il field. However it is generally be-
ieved that it was the only way to pro-
ect earnest business men of Indian
Creek Payment Stopped.—The
oyal Creek payment which began at
Aeleetka in the morning was ordered
Discontinued by Indian Agent Shoen-
elt at 4 p. m. owing to a dispute be-
.ween the comptroller of the currency
tnd Secretary Hitchcock as to the
netliod of ascertaining the heirs of de-
ceased claimants. Hitchcock holds
.hat the heirs should be decided ac-
cording to the Creek tribal laws, while
he comptroller takes the stand that
hey should be determined by the slat-
ites of Arkansas. The streets of We-
eetka were crowded with Indians and
•reditors of the Indians, who had come
.here to secure the payment of their
lebts from the Creeks.
.Widow vs. Bartender.—There is a
son test over a claim near Hobart in
which a widowed mother and a Hobart
Dartender are the contestants; the
nother as an heir and the bartender as
Cattleman Dead.—E. F. Criswell, a
prominent cattleman, is dead at Mill
Creek. At one time he was one of the
most extensive cattle owners in Indian
Territory. He was a former Texan.
Strike Gas.—In boringawell north-
west, of Alva, Thomas Stephens struck
fas at 120 feet.
Percentage of Home Owners.—In
but one state in the Union—North Da-
kota—do so large a per cent of the
people own their homes as in Oklaho-
ma. The census of 1000 shows that
71.8 per cent of its people own their
homes. This is a better showing than
was made by any of the adjoining
Rathf.ti Crowded.—Ten women and
twenty-seven children sought refuge
in an eight by ten foot cyclone cave
when a twister threatened the town of
Wants Citizenship.—General W. E.
Hardy, secretary of the Kaw Indian
national council, is conferring with
Congressman McGuire with reference
to obtaining citizenship for himself.
It is likely that within the next month
he will go to Washington to see Secre-
tary Hitchcock in regard to the same
matter. General Hardy is an eighth
Ice Plant Burned.—At Ponca City
the plant of the Ponca City Ice com-
pany. owned by a!St. Louis firm, is de-
stroyed by tire. Loss $.‘>0,000.
Largest School Building.—The
brick work on the great educational
institution that is being built on Col-
lege Hill, Oklahoma City, by the sis-
ters is now completed practically. The
entire building it is now thought
will be ready for the reception of pu-
pils at the autumn semester and quite
a number of applications are being re-
ceived. This building is much the
largest educational building in the
two territories It is built with fire-
proof walls and is a handsome build-
Oil in Guthrie.—Brawn Cornclison
had the people of Guthrie excited over
the discovery .of oil within the limits
of the city. At his residence In the
west part of the city he bored a 04 foot
well and oil spoiled the water. Ex-
perts pronounce it fine illuminating
crude oil. Mr. Cornelison said his
well is on the high land and the bot-
tom is above the bed of the river. Me
thinks this is positive procf that he
has struck a seep.
Rich Country Opened.—Another
rich farming and cotton country lias
been opened by the building of the
Midland Valley railroad from Hart-
ford, Ark., to Muskogee. I. T., and in
a few very days the road will be for-
mally opened for traffic. Already,
however, trains are running over it. as
the gap from Panama, I. T., to Musko-
gee. a distance of sixty miles, has just
been closed with track.
Stunted Dogs a Fad.
Stunted dogs arc very much ad
.fnired by Parisian ladles. The de-
mand lor them is met hy at least
forty professional ‘‘dog dwarfers,
■who bring up the pups on alcoholic;
diet, which has the e&cct of checking
Oklahoma Looks Best.—Thomas
Morris, secretary of the Oklahoma
livestock sanitary' commission, has re-
turned from a visit to his old home in
Ohio. He says Oklahoma looks better
to him than any of the states east of
there. Kansas, he thopght, was away
ahead of the balance of the country
through which he traveled in the pros-
pect of a big wheat crop.
70 Marries 14.—Wm. Hill, aged 70,
years and Iona Huber, aged 14, went
from Medford to Wichita and were |
married. The Huber family went in a
wagon. The girl’s parents gave their |
consent because they were poor and j
the old man could give her a better j
home than they could. Just before |
the wedding Hill gave his bride $1,800 j
and deeded her a farm.
An Academy.—The board of educa-
tion of the Reformed church has de-
cided to build an academy at Cordell
and the people of the city arc raising
a fund to helf the enterprise along.
This will be the only school of this
church in Oklahoma and it will be a
great educational institution.
Billy Bolton Says.—And what
Billy says goes. Hear him. “Okla-
homa has more population than Cali-
fornia. More than this, with the ex-
ception of Kansas, Oklahoma lias the
biggest population of any state or ter-
ritory north «>r west of it. Anil yet we
are only a territory.”
Playing With Children.—Kenneth
McLoud, a pioneer citizen of Kingfish-
er, died of injuries received while play-
ing with his children. He was run-
ning after one of his little boys, and
ran into a hitching post causing con-
cussion of the brain.
Opium Habit.—E. M. Darst, at one
time a bright reporter of the Atlanta,
Ga., Constitution, cut his throat at
Oklahoma City. He was despondent
over the death of his wife and because
lie could not resist the opium habit.
IIoi im p Man.—A man of this stripe
has committed eevcral daring robber-
ies of business men of Ponca City, when
on their way home at night. The po-
lice have failed to apprehend the high-
4.r> New Routes.—Within one month’s
time Delegate McGuire has succeeded
in having service inaugurated on forty-
five rural delivery routes in various
parts of the territory.
Killed Two Men.—William Gard-
ner killed Bud Craig and Virgil
Funkhouser on the ranch of E. W.
Wiggin. three miles north of Wood-
ward. If Gardner is caught he will
be shot. The double tragedy occurred
in the barn on the Wiggin’s ranch,
where the two victims slept.
A Strawberry Bed.—Willis Ilewes
who lives seven miles northeast of
Guthrie lias seven acres of strawber-
ries on hir place and will have over
1.000 crates which are now bringing
$3 per crate.
Kaw Reservation.—The county
commissioners have divided the Kaw
reservation into two townships, the
north one of which is called Beaver
and the south one Kaw. They made
one township out of the Ponca reser-
vation ami called it Miller and appoint-
ed Geoige Miller assessor and Mr. \an-
derpool assessor for the two Kaw town-
Old Folk Social.—Old folk will
give a social and party at Ardmore
to show young folk how their grand-
parents made cloth.
Anadarko Buildings.— Contracts
have been let at Anadarko for five
more brick business buildings, making
a total of nine buildings in course of
construction, besides the new school
houses which arc beingbuilt under the
direct supervision of the government.
A number of other buildings are be-
ing plauned since conditions have as-
sured good crop-.
Normal Lecture Course.—The lect-
ure course at the NortkW'* tern normal
netted $ ■ > ; i. It « xtended during
New Mountain Resort.—The Wich-
ita mountains are rapidly becoming to
people of the Southwest what the Ad-
iron dacks are to New Yorkers. Sev-
eral clubs have been formed and pre-
serves purchased. These include shady
pools in the swiftly running streams
and several acres of heather and un-
derbrush. There is so much of this
territory, however, still untouened by
the hand of man that a preserve is
hardly necessary and (there is plenty
of fishing and hunting to Ihj had at
little cost and with but a rude equip*
To Eclipse ai.l.—The hoard of di-
rectors of the Southwestern District
Fair Association resolved to give a fair
this fall that will eclipse every other
exposition ever given in Oklahoma.
The dates of the fair are the five days
beginning monday, October 10. In
order to raise the money needed the
association has placed the 1,000 of the
stock upon the market at $10 each, and
get as many residents of Canadian
county as possible interested in the en-
Osage Traders’ Claims. — Acting
Commissioner of Indian affairs Captain
Tonner says that payments of the
Osage Indian traders' claii-. would Ins-
gin early in June, amt that there are
now in th*5 hands of the department
$74,000 toward the payment of this
claim against the Osage Indians of Ok-
lahoma and that ns “grass, oil and
gas monies” had been received in
Washington from the leasing of the
Osage lands, payments in full would
begiu at once.
Norman and Edmond Schools. Su-
perintendent L. W. Baxter on his re-
turn from a visit to Oklahoma univer-
i sity at Norman says that the new 11-
, brary building and the new Science
i building are both enclosed and the in-
1 side work is being done, and that they
will make a tine appearance. He says
that the new building at the Edmond
I school will be completed by the time
of the commencement exercises in
Will Irrigate.—Frank Swacoski,
living five miles north of Mustang, O.
T., lias put iu a private irrigation
plant costing in the neighborhood of
82,000. With it he hopes to be able to
irrigate his farm as well as furnish
water for his house, barn and feed
pen. The water is secured from Mus-
tang creek and to insure a supply the
underflow is used. The plant is now
being run by a threshing machine on-
Public School Lands.—There are
perhaps but few people who have any
definite idea of the immense body of
land reserved for school purposes in
Oklahoma. The income from the ren-
tal of the school lands last year was
$1.000 a day for every day in the year.
This year the rents bring to the schools
of the territory 8400,000. There are
3,217 sections of these school lands.
Hank Resumes.—The comptroller of
.the currency has authorized the Farm-
ers' and Merchants’ National bank at
Hobart to resume business as an active
national banking association.
Township Canvassed.—One town-
ship in Grant county is to be canvassed
by Sunday school teachers for the pur-
pose of discovering who is not attend?
ing Sabbath school.
Drank the Dip. — J. T. Williams,
near Mangum. had sickly hogs and he
made a vat and dipped them. The
hogs drank some of the dip and were
poisoned to death.
Want Cotton Choppers.—It will
take 1,000 cotton dumpers to supply
the demand of Greer county.
Must re of Stone.—Ardmore will
allow nothing but stone buildings on
After 30 Years.—Miss May Thomp-
son, of Toronto, Canada, and her fath-
er. John Thompson, a prosperous farm-
er living near Guthrie, have started
for St. Louis to take in the world's
fair together. Miss Thompson arrived
in Guthrie a few days ago to visit her
father whom she had not seen for
thirty years. The father left his home
in England when Miss Thompson was
but two years old.
Valuable W f. a tii e r. — Chi ck ash a
people consider every rain worth $100,-
Potato Digging.—Potato digging
will begin Me nday in the river valleys
, of the Creek nation. The crop is re-
i ported unusually good. If all the
farmers dig their potatoes now it is
claimed that the overage would be at
least .‘>0 bushels to the acre. By wait-
ing for further growth the yield would
he probably 100 bushels an acre, but
the prices would not be so good. They
can now be sold for $2 a bushel.
Bite of Centipede.—C. C. Wells, of
Woodward county, died of blood poison
caused by the bite of a centipede.
Governor's Report.—The prelim-
inary letters asking for data for the
1004 report of Governor Ferguson are
being prepared during his absence in
St. Louis. The report will be far more
extensive than last year’s and will
| cover in detail all portions of the ter-
ritory by counties and cities.
(iiiADi ating Day. The University
! furnished three graduating-day orators
1 1 just week. President Boyd. Professor
DcBarr and Professor Buchanan spoke
at Lawton. Mountain View and Lex-
Mulberries.—The mulberry groves
of Pratt are loaded with fruit.
Wild Geese Tamed.—Wm. McNee,
of Cottonwood Falls, crippled the
wings and captured 20 wild geese and
has tamed them so they are content-
No G as to Spark —The mayors of
the towns in the Kansas oil belt held
a meeting at Chanute to frame a pro-
test against the piping of gas out of
Gen. Milks Again.—General Nelson
A. Miles once sunk a fortune in a coal
mine development in Ellis county.
Now he proposes to get even in the
Kansas oil fields.
Wheat Shipments. — Morland. a little
station in Graham county, has shipped
372,000 bushels of wheat since the last
I harvest and there is stiil plenty more
theee in the bins.
Governor’s Garden.—It is said to
be the best garden in Topeka. Gov-
ernor Bailey works in bis garden one
hour each day ami keeps his family
well supplied with vegetables.
Plaintiff Pays Costs.—The mayor
of Kiowa, T. V. Brown, came out vie
torious in a suit for $10,000 damages
growing out of a whisky raid. '1 he
plaintiff was assessed the costs.
Largest Meat Contract.—Armour
A Co., were bidders at 83.02 a hundred
for beef for soldiers at Fort Riley for
the last half of this year. The con-
tract will call for about 10,000 pounds
Synodical Meeting.—The forty-fifth
annual meeting of the Augustana Sy-
nod of the Swedish Lutheran church
of North America will convene at
Lindsborg June 1. About 300 dele-
gates will attend.
Some Bonds Illegal.—Bonds Issued
to pay an indebtedness already con-
tracted are illegal. School district
bonds cannot be issued except for the
purpose of erecting or purchasing one
or more school houses.
Hah High Rank.—Central Kansas
ranks high in the matter of church
and educational work. There are
three large pipe organs in Lindsborg
valued at more than 812.000. Pianos
are found in almost every home
To Oust a County Attorney.—At-
torney General Coleman began pro
ceedings in the supreme eoure to oust
the county attorney of Linn county
from office. In the application it is
charged that he has been taking
money to shield joint keepers.
Iola Named for Her—Mrs. Iola
Colburn is leaving Iola with her hus-
band to spend her last years with her
sons and daughters in Idaho. They
were the first settlers on the townsite
of Iola. in 183U, and their house was
the first one in the vicinity. When a
little hamlet sprang up it was culled
Iola in Mrs. Colburn's honor, She
came to Kansas as a bride, traveling
more than two months with an ox
team, frouj Clay county, Illinois.
..Train of Strawberries.—The first
special trainload of strawberries that
ever ran into Wichita arrived over the
Frisco from Monett, Missouri. It was
the first section of the regelar train
and consisted of four ears, all of-whicli
were filled with crates of strawberries.
Three of the cars were for a Wichita
firm and the fourth went to Denver.
The three cars left at Wichita con-
tained 1.500 crates which were all sold
on the clay of their arrival.
Prominent Offh er Insane.- George
Ilofmeyer was tried in the probate*
court and found insane. Mr. Ilofmeyer
has been one of the most useful and
respected citizens of Inman and lias
been holding the position of police
judge and justice of the peace. He
was a prominent officer in the local
lodges and in the Evangelical church.
His monomania was for spending
Cherry Trees . Loaded. \L*Pher
son’s cherry trees are reported as car-
rying loads of fruit.
At the Carnival. During Wichita*?
carnival week on Friday night seats
containing fifty people at the dog and
pony show collapsed and precipitated
every one of them to tin* ground be-
low. Three women received severe
bruises anc were taken to their homes
in vehicles. Immediately following
the accident there was a confused heap
of lumber, legs, arms, dresses, etc.
Home Grown Timber.- Highland is
to have a house 11 rooms with baths
and gas. It will be built of oak and
walnut timber grown near the town.
Sale of Peri; Wi li s. The Crescent
Oil and Gas company, composed of Ar-
kansas City capitalists, lias accepted
an offer of $300,000 for their holdings
in the Peru field The company was
organized last year and paid up $12,000.
Oil was struck in the second well and
profit resulted. Abont $40,000. all
from the profits of the producing wells
has been spent in development.
Farmers too Busy. Kussell county
will hold no county fair this year us
the farmers will all be too busy taking
care of a bumper wheat crop.
School T.knp Li Whll« 1h
state is getting some money for school
land leases, ihe new law in not work-
ing as well as its author expected.
Tlu» minimum rental is entirely too
low. The law fixes the minimum at
125 per section. Most of the land
leased goes for the minimum rental.
The leasing interferes with the sale of
the land. The leases run for five years
»nd the land is sold subject to the
leases. Not many people will buy the
leased land because they eannot get
hold of it at onee. Thestato gets more
nit of the land in the way of taxes
iml interest by selling it than it gets
>y leasing it.
Board of Health.—The state board
>f health meets at Topeka June 2.
This meeting will be of much more im-
portance than the regular quarterly
meetings, and the county health offi-
cers are expected to attend. There
will be a number of papers read and
he importance of enforcing quaran-
tine regulations during epidemics and
>n sanitary science in general will be
Chanutk’s Porui.ation*—The asses-
air’s enumeration shows that * hanute
ins 10,116 population, a gain of 2,9l»4
>ver lust year. In addition to this
.here are 400 living in suburbs not in-
corporated in the city, which places
he real population of the city over
10.300, a gain of 30 per cent over last
year. The county returns show a 25,-
122, or a gain of 3,009 over last year.
Cadet Inspection.—The annual in-
spection of state agricultural college
took place at Manhattan with captain
Herman C. Schmmn, of the Twenty-
ninth battery of Fort Leavenworth, as
the inspecting officer. 'There are 204
young men now taking drill, but in the
fall ami winter terms the number in-
creases to nearly 450. The cadets use
Tiioops at Topeka.—Two troops of
cavalry and a battery of light artillery
were sent to Topeka from Fort Leav-
enworth to participate in the semi-cen-
tennial celebration. The troops were
secured after Governor Bailey had sent
the request for them to President
Wall-Eyed Tike.—The people liv-
ing along the Blue river in Northern
Kansas are feeling elated over the fact
that the state fish commissioner of
Nebraska is to stock the stream with
millions of wall-eyed pike which are to
be hatched at the South Bend hatcher-
A Reporter There.— A young man
was admitted by mistake into the au-
ditorium of the Masonic temple in
Wichita, while the Scottish Rite re-
union was conducting the secret work.
The young man was after interviews
with distinguished visitors.
Teachers Bi.amf.d.- Kansas teachers
are notified by the attorney general’s
office that it is unlawful to compel or
attempt to compel or to encourage
tattling: or in other words to encour-
age pupils to tell on one another.
Down Elevator.—Uharles Normal,
aged 15, fell down a chute in the ele-
vator at Tuliniulge, eight miles north
of Abilene and was killed by being
buried beneath eight hundred bushels
Gas at Vernon.—A good gas well
was brought iu at that place at ft depth
bf 1,018 feet. This is a new field.
Other wells are going down now with
promise of good success.
By Aci i. amation.—At ( hanute Judge
Leander Stillwell was renominated for
district judge by acclaraatiun for the
sixth time. He will have no opponent
at the poles.
Boys Are A a kail—An unusual di-
vision of graduating classes In high
schools occurred in Dickinson county.
Nine of the thirteen graduates are
Miss Elsie Rf.ahonf.u.— Mrs. Lester
Ralph, who has gained a national rep
utation as the only lady war corre-
spondent, and who was married in
New York to lister Ralph, son of
| Julian Ralph, the famous correspond-
; ent, is a Kansas girl. Her maiden
j name was Elsie Reusoner and her sis-
i ter. Florence Reasoner, now Mrs. Dr.
Miller, of Leavenworth, taught his-
i lory and languages in the high school
1 there for several years. Both the sis-
ters were noted for their exceptional
I brightness and natural wit.
At Encampment.—Congressman W.
A. Ualderhead tilled the place of Gen-
eral Miles, who was to have presented
a silk banner to the Emporia high
school on behalf of the Momen’a Re-
lief Corps. Nearly half an acre of peo-
ple turned out to hear Congressman
Ualderhead, who made a regulation
G. A. II. address. Miss Blanche Cum-
mings, dressed as “Columbia” received
the banner for the school and made a
pretty reply to Mr. C’alderhead’a ad-
dress in accepting the banner.
A Kansas Man.—Post master Gen-
eral Pavne has sent to the president
the uatuc of William E. Cochran, of
Topeka with the reeoininendntion that
he he appointed the first purchasing
agent for the postoftice department.
Died at 81.—William Hutchinson,
81 years of age the oldest clerk in the
pension office ami formerly of Kansas,
died after a week's illness, as the re-
sult of an attack of congestion of the
stomach and lungs at his desk.
Miles at Coffey vii.le.—General
Nelson A. Miles and company with
General Baird, visited Coffeyville to
investigate the oil fields. The general
in an interview said that he might lo-
cate permanently in Kansas.
Commencement Speakers. —Con-
gressman Victor Murdock and Charles
Barger, of Abilene, will be the com-
mencement speakers at. Bethany col-
lege, Lindsborg, June 1. A large class
will he graduated.
(Jet Week’s Pay.—The striking
Santa Fe machinists at Topeka re-
ceived tneir first week’s pay frain the
national organization. The married
men get $7 a week; the single men $5.
Ancient Gourd.—C U. Furrow, of
Kingman, has a gourd which lie says
was grown in Virginia 104 years ago
where it was first used as a tobacco
From Sauna.—R. P. Hanna, former-
ly of Salina, now in the navy depart-
ment, Is talked of for advancement to
the position of judge advocate general.
Old Maids Raise $100.—Liberal fur-
nishes a practical woman’s club. It
gave an Old Maids’ convention and in-
creased the town hall fund by $100.
A 810,000 Temple.—The Odd Follows
will put up a $10,000 temple at Elk
City. An association with a capital of
$15,000 has been incorporated.
Optic ianh Meet.—The Kansas State
Optical association held its annual con-
vention in Wichita. About seventy-
five members were present.
Hospital Dedicated.—A Catholic
hospital at Winfield has been dedicated.
Bishop Hcnnessy, of Wichita, had
charge of the ceremonies.
Wild Grape Vink.—A section of a
wild grape vin • 18 inches in diameter
Honesty in Iceland.
in Iceland there are no prisons, and
/he inhabitants are so honest in their
habits that such mat« rial defenses to
property as locks, bolts and bars are
not required. Yet its history for the
Students Raise Sft.OOO.—At a mass
meeting of students «»f the State Agri-
cultural college for the purpose of
raising $25,000 for the erection of a Y.
M. C. A. building. $*'>,000 was raised,
,%nd only students were solicited. Three
$150 subscriptions. twenty-four for
$100 each, and many donations ranging
from $3 to $75 were received.
Federation Meeting.—The Federa-
tion of Commercial Interests will hold
meeting at Topeka May 31 to discuss
a lot of things—railroad board, legis-
lature freight rate bill among them.
Berry Pig kerb.—Berry growers in
the Neosho valley have applied to T.
B. Gerow, state employment director,
for 1,000 berry pickers. They want
the pickers by May 30 and agree to
give them employment for a month.
By that time the wheat harvest will|be
on. The growers want the pickers to
come prepared to cauip out and do their
Si rvky of Beaver Creek.- \V. G.
j Russell, the government hydrographer.
rspent a week in Scott county making a
survey of Beaver creek.
Too Muni Rain.— Farmers of Nema-
ha county are getting more rain than
■ they need. Not more than half of the
,torn is planted, hut what is planted
, with all the wet weather is coining up
, oench ami cherry crop is a total fail-
of K1 Is worth
>\vn meat eaeh win
his own stock.
has been’sent to the world’s fair from
Law Ci.asb of 44.—The state com*
mission to examine law students will
have a class of at least 41 at the meet-
ing J une 20.
Large Orders.—Orders for $4,030
worth of penitentiary binding twine
were taken at Arkansas (ity in one
2.000 Berry Pickers.—Watlienn,
Doniphan county, lias been advertising
for 2,000 berry pickers.
Accidental Death.—Mrs. Lester
Schofield, wife of a young farmer near
Coffey ville, had been visiting her par-
ents and had driven home and Mr.
Schofield was unharnessing the horse.
His wife gathered up articles in the
buggy, among them a revolver which
fell and was discharged, the load go-
ing into her mouth and killing her.
She was only 20 years and had been
married but five mouths.
Kingman High School,—Its gradu-
ating class this season is composed of
ten girls and one boy.
Was Charter Member.—Dr. Bell, of
Arcadia recently visited his old home
at Canton, Ohio. While there he at-
tended a meeting of the Masonic lodge
of which he is now the only living
charter member. Many of the sons
and grandsons of the old timers were
After 15 Years.—After a.separation
of fifteen years Mr. and Mrs. Keys, of
Comanche county are again living to-
gether. The husband came out from
Ohio at that time but the wife refused
to come, but finally gave in.
Livestock Raisers.—There was a
large meeting of live stock raisers and
feeders at Concordia in the interest of
the proposed independent packing
company. The meeting was addressed
by Taylor Riddle, of Marion, and by
local farmers. Liberal subscriptions
to the stock were made and a commit-
tee appointed to solicit further sub-
; s,old this year in Berlin ut $0 a bushel.
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