The Millerton Progress (Millerton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 11, 1909 Page: 4 of 4
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THE MILLERTON PROGRESS
By FredF. Mayfield.
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Millerton, ukla., Feb. II,
four eats oak lumber, two cars
••MM<<M<UMMMMMIM ; [)jne tWQ ^ p0f,tS- ()ne
I H-Ouncl About. Jjrar box shooks, Shipped in;
* j four ears cottonwood, two ears
Chas. Ktmpp of Hugo was here | K„m- one t.(lr of
this week. \ ■■ -—
Peter Wyott arrived here this
Sincere sympathy WHS ex-' O.O.O.O.O.O.OO.O.O.O.O.O.Q
pressed by all when news reached 5 «riMXTlXT/< o
town Saturday that E. B. Hern- 5WIXN.IN1.NG •
don and wife were bereft of their * J* HAND. „
little one. Interment took place 3 o«0*O*0e0®OC 0 o®0 O«o*o
at WheelOfk cemetery Sunday [Copyright. 1ft* by American Pre.. Asbo-
forenoou in the presence of a „.L ci.tion.j
i i c . >> bile standing In n railroad coach
larKe number of sorrow,ng rela-1 looklng over a ;ame of pokcr J?*
tl\es and friends. the players invited a drummer stand-
ing beside me to take a hand. He
The past week was about nor- - declined, saying that he never played
mal in the way of railroad ship-1lhut or aDy other Gambling game,)
•, „ . ... ' averring that there was something In
ments. Jet it will be noted by the, it exclave of avarice, dishonesty, an- !
following report that there ig'w and many other repulsive traits,
something doing: Shipped out w'^' curiosity. i asked him
Millerton, the Model Town of Southeastern Oklahoma.
Nat Felton was here from Hugo ... • , ...
" morning from I hieago. and will
Sunday. , nou. „et ,|own t0 buiitiess and
Fowler. I improve and develop the 300
For C brand.
j to town.
and Stoci Powder for j welcomed Pete back here and
wish him peace and prosperity
in his new home. A young son
why he included the last.
"Sit down here," he said, leading the
' r. av to a seat, "and I'll tell you."
We sat down together, and he told
(he following story:
"I once had two friends, John By
lance and Peter Nichols. They're both
■lead now, but nt the period of which
I'm going to teil you they were very
much alive. One afternoon they were
playing a friendly game of poker with
.1 party, all of whom except themselves
dually dropped out. They agreed
What We Have in Millerton.
FACTS ABOUT MILLERTON. What Millerton Need,.
sale by Millerton Drug Co
Mi', and Mrs. Carnes of Glover
were trading here Wednesday.
D. B. Anderson of Lukfata
was trading here Wednesday.
-N. F. Miller of Honey Grove,
Texas, was here a few days ago.
Mrs. J. A. Wood and family
visited friends at Swink the past
tSinghig exercises were held at
the school house Sunday after-
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Felt mi
Were attending church services at
Garvin Sunday. *
The Millerton Drug Co..
just received Stock Powder
the best quality.
The following are a few of the
I good things now established in
| Millerton. The town was estab-
lished on a sound and ideal basis,
n J and is making a steady and sub-
= Jo stantial growth, which reflects
s of land he purchased close I dl'al u,le haml for *10' Each°seem«l credit npon the founders and the
.confident of the hand dealt him and i people here:
h very body heartily J Lept raising the other till there was j
5500 in the pot, when Nichols bet $1,000
more. Rylance said that was above
what he had on hand. Nichols retorted
that he would give him all the time
he wanted to go and get more, and
Rylance agreed to go after funds and
"Of course he couldn't go off and
leave his cards, and he couldn't take
them with him. It was agreed that
both hands should be placed on the
table face down, the four corners of i,v.nr.,„„
each card sealed with wax. This was '/ i .. • '
Howard doue, each man using a private seal. 1 ' |° , ,SaW/.
Then they both went off after money, j *climate.
agreeing to return in an hour. . I Charcoal factory.
"Rylance went to his bank and drew \ Hood planing mill.
what funds he wanted and was getting Weekly newspaper.
on a trolley car to go back when an j.Iob printing office.
automobile came along aud knocked ! Ketai lumber vard
him down. lie didn't seem to be much I (iooil trading point.
hurt, but when he tried to get up he Macadamized streets
couldn t and had to call a carriage, be . • . ,
lifted into it and driven home. Nichols | !, store buildings.
went to his house, where he had a lot i Church and cemetery.
f of money In a tin box, and found doc- Wood alcohol factory.
texas, and our genial agent tit tors and nurses flying nround. His I p-to-date post-office.
the depot has reason for the wife had been taken suddenly III, and
has I happy manner in which he hits tbcy had bwn lluntln8 and telephoning
°f , the keys anil hustles the freight.
accompanied him to Millerton.
.7. A. Wood was an appreciated
caller at this office this morning.
He had just returned from Ft.
I Ton-son where he went with a
j bunch of cattle. He intends to
| take a trip through
' county. Ark., and says when he
iconics back he will be pleased toj
! figure with parties having cattle
to ,trade or sell in this neck of
Mrs. J. H. Stuckey and little
daughter (iussie. arrived here!
Monday night from Bloomburg,
The following are a few of the
needs and enterprises Millerton
should have, and certainly will
have, with proper effort and en-
couragement. The raw material
and opportunities are here:
Millerton is located in south-
eastern Oklahoma in the county
of McCurtain, and is located on
the A, & C. division of the St.
Louis & San Francisco railroad.
It is .30 miles east «,f Hugo, 40
miles north of Paris, Hfl miles
north of Texarkana. Texas, ISO
south Ft. Smith, 05 miles « -st
of Hope, and 1:20 miles west Hot Cooperage.
Springs, Ark., 18a east of Aid- Vw depot.
more, Okla. Broom factory.
About three miles north of Shoe repair shop.
Millerton is Little River, full of Excelsior factory.
all kinds of game fish, and which Concrete buildings.
is a clear running stream replen- Photograph gallery.
ished by numberless springs from <"Virn shelter for chops,
the foothills. Southward fertile, Table and chair factory.
rolling land to Rod River, about Spoke and hub factory.
eight miles, is the boundry line Well conducted pool hall,
of Oklahom and Texas. Climate Tailor and milliner shop,
is very pleasant, about the riylit I'ndertaking establishment,
■listance south to be beyond l he Tin shop and cistern factory
rigors of northern seasons, and Canning and pickling factory.
for hiiu all over. town.
"When the hour was up and neither '
returned, Evans, the man at whose
The wild west business is about house they bad been playing, locked
the door of the room the cards were ,
in and went off about something need-
wig his attention. When he got back,
learning that neither of them had been
there, be called up both on the l le-
phone, learned the cause of their fail !
ure to return and received a request
from each to let the table and the j
cards stand as they were. From 'time 1
lo time Evans inquired as to when
creasing in membership and has (deuce he is evidently preparing ^ and1
a bright prospect. j to win the blue ribbon on garden-! Mrs. Nichols lay a long while t the
„ , . u 7~. tug this year, poiat of death."
Itev. Jack smith of tlie Bap-. _I The story teller talked so loud that
tist denomination will preach in! Mr. Morgan of Chicago i* the i olllers besides myself could hear. Ser-
the rock church at Wheelock the, guest of Fngineer Singleton, and ^"DTt^know^tLa'* Rylance'never
second Sunday morning in each j slops at the Millerton Hotel, ex- got out again? The damage done by
month at 11 o'clock. jcept occasionally when lit
1. J. Byard had part of a finger plaved out everywhere, and it
slic ed off Wednesday evening by should not be tolerated in Miller-
comiufr in contact with a saw in! ton. Shooting up signs and dis-
the box factory. turbing sick folks is not credit a.-\
f . ! ble to anv one.
lronwood Camp, W. O. W. -
held an interesting session last; From the appearances of the
Tuesday night. The camp is in- fences around Dan IIolden*s resi-
Wagon and smith shop.
Tie, piling and post firm.
(jooa truck garden land.
Female Orphan Academy.
Railroad and train service.
Good people, but not enough.
Telegraph and telephone service.
Concrete and graveled sidewalks.
Good school building, up-to-date
desks,two teachers anu seventy-
far enough north to be free the
intense heat and malarial condi-
tions of mi ire southern sections.
The townsite of Millerton is
most advantageously situated,
with good drainage, and i> re-
markable for healtliltil condi-
tions. The soil of surrounding
country is rich in njiricultural
possibilities, producing wheiit.
oats, corn, cotton, rye, barley,
potatoes, vegetables of nil kinds,
fruits such as pears, plums, ap-
ples. cherries, apricots nod nuts.
Superior quality of eanteloupes,
watermelons also grapes and tier-
rres. It is an alround country for
the stockman, lumberman.truck-
man, dairyman, farmer, gardener.
light and power
wagon wood s
swera the <ra11 of the wild.
The ground in the rear of I lor-
ton's boardiug house is bein<r J- Grifilth, the genial sec-
cleared up and it adds much to retary of the Miller Lumbercom-
the good appearance of that Pan}' spent Sunday in Hugo and
peigborhood. it is reported there whs a noise
like Mendelsohn's March close bv.
FOSTER. PROCTOR S STEPHENSON
Attorneys at Law
Will practice in both State and
Office- at Hugo and Millerton.
Dr. L. M. Ellis
Physician and Surgeon
Diseases of women a specially
Jes e Bivens of Brvans Mill.,
Tesas, who is here, the guest of [ Mrs. T. D. Singleton of Tex-
relatives, went out to Little River i arkana is visiting her husband,
this morning to instruct a class , Engineer Singleton, and is stop-
tn color picture work. ping at the Hotel Millerton.
Bey. L. B. Xeal returned Mon-
Setid to your mother, sister
,i«.. t- u-ii i , . friend or sweetheart a valentine.
from forest Hill church, and A|| sort, Bni, prit.eij for mh b
reports that thev h?d a good Millerton Drug Co.
meeting. Assisted by Key. C. C.: t, : T . ,, ,
«-Vw „ i • i s< Jlje teachers of McCurtain
they ordained G. W. ,
Smith i cou,,t- are expected to be at Gar-
deacons of the Forest Hill Bap- vin ^\27' ^organize a Teach-
tist church of Christ. "rs CirLle-
bcoggiua and W.
"Great Scott!" exclaimed an iim>a-
tient passenger. "Aren't yon ever go-
ing to tell us who won that hand?"
"And spoil my story? Not much,
it's just here where the trouble conies
in—that is. In settling the two men's
aatates. You see. there was no prece-
dent in law to decide whether the
money should be divided equally* or
whether the estate inheriting the win-
ning hand should have it all. Rylance's
heirs said t jat he had claimed that he
was sure to win. Nichols' widow de-
flared that often during her illness
her husband had encouraged her by
saying that he had won some $1,200
i, 3 T I i wljich he proposed to buy her a
Don t forget it. but we do ap- diamond ring to commemorate her re-
jreciate the kindness manifested rovery. On no condition would she
the automobile was internal and pro
dnced complications. The surgeons
operated on him. and he died under the
operation. At the same time Mrs.
Nichols was at the point of death, but
she suddenly took a turn for the bet-
ter, giving her husband an opportunity
to get away on a Journey to a matter I i? ii •
that had been needing his attention for I lOllOA'ing HFB priCCS ilDfl
some time. Coming back he was I proposition Worthy COIlsid -
caught Id n .aiiroad ncci.icnt | eration while offer
Real Estate for Sale
In answer to an appreciated in-
vitation the Progress man and by those who contribute
son Alfred dined at the Millerton ite"18 for these columns.
Hotel today. The house is fixed K„r gal(]e(1 troubles."eh,trgers.
up in excellent style and theserv- tired aore feet and hands use
ice will compare favorably with Hooper's Tetter Cure; 50c for
the hotels of more pretentious ale by Millerton Drug Co,
totfns. Mrs. S. T, Christy a * v 4 TTT^ ! Ti * t .
, . ii-^t " l1 or teething troubles get a bot-
hostess is adding to the popular- tie of Hooper's Castoria; 25c. at
Jty and utility of this widely Millerton Drug Co.
known hostelry. —„ . . —;—
Card of Thanks.
Monday night the editor's wife , We take thi method of thank-
and little Robert left for Hutro lnfr our many friends and neigh enc. or wltuease. break the seals, tu
At that point she caught tlie I b,°" th? ?ind",."M. lmv' ,,v*r
.. . . • . , . 7 shown us during the sickness and
rnsco niglit tram which is due j death of our little baby, Lucilt
atSpringfield.Mo., 12:40 next day. Fay.
She intends to spend several days '<>f' Heaveu alone can rc
ward such kindness. Sincereh
yours. E. B. Hkbkdcn,
consent to a division.'
"Come," Interrupted one of the lis-
teners: "I'm dying for a smoke and
want to go into the smoker Which
"I'm coming to the end right off.
They finally found a Judge who found
a law—there are laws for anything If
you can only find them—by which the
winning estate might com# by Its hon-
est gain*. The rourt issued a lot of
papers with big seals on them, empow-
ering the clerk or the master In chan-
cery or the surrogate, or whoever It
wan, to go to Evans' house and in pres-
Two-Room houses wit'.i lots at
|325. Term-: cash, bal-
One Boarding house at $7.">0;
Brick Store rooms. For price
and terms, apply to Hank of
Black Smith and wagon shop;
stock and tools cheap. Apply
to Miller Lumber company.
Lots, -Residences and business j
property on easy* terms.
Land for lea*e adjoining town in \
tracts from I() to 40 acres; im-j
proved and unimproved.
One large store room, 25x80. i
Brick with plate glass front,
shelves and counters suitable
for hardware and furniture.,
To rent or for sale cheap.
A'l above in Millerton,
Oklahoma. Apply to
Sod,i and mineral water bottling
Lots nt farmers and market gard-
Combi:.i-d meat market and cash
Cabinet shop to make mission
and ot her luriiit ure.
I la rd w are. furniture, agricultural
implement and vehicle store.
A number of manufacturing en-
terprises and (Tther institutions
which will increase the number
of wu«:e-earners and provide
employment for the rising gen-
BEN MILLER. -Ik..
( . GRIFFITH. SK.C UKTW.T.
DEALERS IN AND MAXUFACTCRERrf OF
Evcrythinjy that enters into the construction of any
kind of h Building such as Mouldings, .Sns'i and doors.
Lime, Cement, l'luster. Brick (' onimon and fire brii'l),
Fire Clay. Tiling, Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Sliiplap,
anything you need in the
building—Frame, Urick or ('
Lath, Fence Posts; in fact
construction of any kindof
iini rcte. We bundle the
Celebrated Malthoid Roofing
which cannot be beaten for a roof on your Haru. Brick
BuildinCi or for any Flat or .Steep Roof.
We sell a good grade of well manufactured stock of all
kinds, cheaper than anyone. Give us a call.
Miller Lumber Company
«urun mm mnkv anuiavit an . _ i J
the bunds awl whlrh hand lif-toufffd n s)DewPcitcri, j |]00f ER5TtfTER
which player." j Pimpiei, nine- ] £[jp£
with her brother and relatires in
Springfield t!ien be will go to
Visit her mother,who lives on the
old homestead thru-quarters of
a mile from Ozark, the county
scat of Christian county. We all
can realize the Joy of a reunion
of mother and only daughter on
the old home place, where the
memories of birth, childhood,1 ,riemtj!Pr u« in our bereavement
marriuge and motherhood have l"11', in y?ur prayers. Your
jt. | K'NiflSSi'pS;1'
VA e wish to render the heart
iest thanks to our good brethren
sisters and kind friends for tin
kindness shown us during the ill
ness <if our sweet Ifttle baby, and
we do feel in our heart* that we
j have a rich jewel in heaven. Ke-
ovtr the cards and mnkv affidavit as
"Same old r«d topi?," cried a listener
"Cot It short."
"Well, the clerk of the court, mklnc
his wltOMMa, went to Evunn' Iioum,
the door was unlocked, and the cards
w«re discovered Just as the two men
had left them nearly a year before
The clerk sejmrated the cards from
the table with his knife and turned
"Chattahoon!" shouted'a trainman,
throwing open the car door.
"Sorry to Isave you. gentlemen."
vald tbe drummer, "but this Is my sta-
tion." And. rising, he made a dive for
"The winning baud?" cried every
voice at oflce.
"Corlotity." 08CAA COX.
In city style for reasonable cost done at
this office. Every business or professional
Dnfl| 1 niau needs well printed stationery.
lid II K III /TI II I6fl Ofl^ I We can (,° y°ur pnntiHgand do it right. As good as any.
toT1 Advertisers in these columns reach the
best people hereabouts.
[ Advertisement read more hereabouts aQr ^
Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in tiie
lark. You may know what you re dong; she don't,
Ccicma, Itxh (ill
■ orm, Skin
••d Fnooa anj
Prevents blood poison and ix
pcath to gerniN in Mcrutchi'i or
wounds. Guaranteed and
FOR SALE BY MILLERTON DRUG CO
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Mayfield, Fred F. The Millerton Progress (Millerton, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 10, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 11, 1909, newspaper, February 11, 1909; Millerton, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc97910/m1/4/: accessed May 24, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.