The Foss Enterprise. (Foss, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 49, Ed. 1 Friday, September 15, 1916 Page: 1 of 6
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FIFTEENTH YEAR. NO. 49.
FOSS, WASHITA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, SEPT 15, 1916.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR.
Reunion of Matthews
Family at Shamrock
Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Matthews
have recently moved to Sham-
rook from Foss, Okla.
This estimable couple with
their five living children and
families, containing in all thir-
teen grandchildren, have recent-
ly enjoyed a visit together for
the first time in 5 years. They
met at the homes of Mr. Lee
Lawson and Mrs. Willis Matthews.
Benjamin P. Matthews was
born near Memphis, Tenn., Aug-
ust 23, 1850. Elizabeth L. Nich-
ols was born in Boone oounty,
Missouri, March 8, 1858. They
were married at Ashland, Mo.,
September 2, 1874. There they
resided until the summer of 1898,
when they filed on a homestead
near the present site of Foss,
Okla. At that time all the land
west of them was an open cattle
range. They saw the Choctaw
railroad come steadily westward
until it was built by the nortli
side of the farm. They helped
establish churches, build schools
and lay the foundation of the
now splendid and growing south-
Six children came to bleas the
home made in the union of these
two lives. The third child, Jas.
M., was laid to res^ in the old
Salem cemetery in Missouri in
1881. The other five children
are living All are married and
are members of the Baptist
Those who attended the reun-
ion and their locations are as
follows: Rev. Lawrence M.
Proctor, pastor of the First Bap-
tist church, Jefferson City, Mo,,
and Lillie V. Proctor, with their
ohildren, Hugh, Helen, Paul, Al-
ice Marie and L. M. Jr.; Willis
J. Matthews, farmer, 12 miles
northeast of Shamrock, and Ed-
ythe Matthews, with their eon,
Benton Pierre, and Mrs. Math-
ews' sons, Harry Hopkins and
Covert; Thomas H. Rainer of the
Williams Ginning company at
Grandfield, Okla., and Sallie B.
Rainer, with their children, Mae,
Gladys, T. H. Jr. and Bessie;
Henry Williams, renchman, near
San Jon, N. M., and Mary E.
Williams, with their daughter,
Dorothy; Lee Lawson, of the
Wofford Mercantile company of
Shamrock, and Beesie I, Lawson.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams have been
bereft of two infant children.—
Shamrock, Texas, Texan.
Can't Get Bit Out
Drilling on the Canute oil well
is at a standstill. Several weeks
ago a bit was broken off in the
well and workmen have since
been trying to get it out. This is
a difficult job, as the dirt caves
in. The bit is said t« be buried
under several feet of dirt.
Grandma Dodson is very sick.
.John Russell, Floyd Shahan
and Marion Woods have gone
south of Cordell to pick cotton.
A revival started at Hackberry
Sunday night and will continue
Dan Williams and'family have
moved to their new home near
Mr, and Mrs. Woods and two
sons visited their daughter, Mrs.
Wilson, at Foss Sunday.
The young people enjoyed a
party at the home of Silas Grey
Dave Hudgins was in Arapaho
from Saturday to Monday on
Mr. and Mrs. George Russell
and little daughter were Sunday
visitors with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Willard.
Sunday visitors at Sam Sha-
han's were Willie Wesson, John
Russell, Marion Woods, Lee
Wesson, Grover Hartman. Uzel-
ma Rowe, Opal Hudgins, Hadley
Hudgins and Mrs. Dave Hudgins.
I his Bank
The service of this bank
will help you. We are always
pleased when we can render any
service in connection with the
handling of money or the trans-
action of any financial business.
We accept deposits in any
amount, either checking or in-
terest bearing, and assure abso-
lute safety for ail funds intrusted
to our care.
52 E! E9
FIRST STATE BANK
CHAS. M. HOOVER, Cashier.
(Too late for last week.)
Mr. and Mrs. H. G. N. Crabb
returned from Oklahoma City
Friday where they visited their
daughter, Mrs. Win, Darnell.
Misses Nettie Jonee and Thel-
ma Graves started to school at
A fine girl was born to Mr.
and Mrs, John Hatchett Sunday.
E. A. Graves went to Clinton
Mrs. E. E. Darnell and daugh-
ter Doris of Colony are visiting
Quite a number of our people
attended the baptizing at Foss
More Prisoners Loose
Two more Custer county pris-
oners escaped Wednesday, so the j
sheriff's office telephoned Deputy
Sheriff M. Heflin, but nothing!
was said as to the manner of
their escape. The sheriff want-
ed Deputy Heflin's bloodhounds
to put on the trail, but the latter
didn't think they had been suf-
ficiently trained, so didn't send
(Would Have Two Hun-
1 dred Miles of Hard Roads
At the meeting of the Custer
County Rock Road association
j held at Arapaho recently, com-
| mittees were appointed to invest-
igate the cost of building rock
| roads, procuring data as to bonds
land look after necessary public-
ity. It is proposed to issue coun-
j ty bonds to about 3 percent of
j the valuation. It was practical-
ly decided to first of all macad-
| umize the state roads within the
These roads run from the east
! side of thecounty through Weath-
erford, Clinton and Foss; from
| Weatherford to Thomas at the
J north and also from Weatherford
J to the south boundry of thecoun-
| ty; from Foss to Butler and the
J county boundary; from Custer
City to Indianapolis; from Clint-
Ion through Arapaho, CusterGity
, and Thomas to the north bound-
ary line. By this plan every city
in the county could be reached
over a gflod road from every oth-
er city. This move, if success-
ful, would give Custer county
close to 206 miles of first-class
roads and would mean the great-
est improvement in roads ever
made in any Oklahoma county,
"What Makes It Go?"
The clock which ia in the south
window of the Bank of Foss is
attracting a great deal of attent-
ion and interest. The clock has
body is ask-
ing the ques-
the clock haa
become known as the "clock of
mystery." If you have never
thought a clock could run with-
out works you should take a look
at this one.
Take a look at this wonderful
time-piece and see if you can
fathom the mystery connected
with it. If you can't, then ask
the bank's officials to explain it.
Oscar E. Hatchett Died
After Lingering Illness
Oscar E. Hatchett died Friday
night at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hatchett. 4
miles south of Foss, Death was
caused by tuberculosis, frorr
which he had suffered about six
years. The funeral service was
conducted by Rev. 8. Y. Allgood
Saturday afternoon and was at-
tended by a very large crowH,
many Foss friends of the deceas-
ed being present.
The body was buried in Page
cemetery, with that of hi? wife
who died 8 years ago, her body
having been exhumed and
brought from South Burns Sat-
Oscar Ewell Hatchett was born
near Chalk Mt., Texas, October
3, 1885. With his family he came
to Bessie, Okla., in 1891. He
was married to Miss Lizzie Mc-
j Bee March 10, 1903. To them
\ were born two children, Inez and
\ Clarence. His wife died July 5,
The health of the deceased be-
gan failing in 1910 and in the
following year he went west and
stayed 4 years in Colorado and
New Mexico. Several months of
this time he spent in the M. W.
of A. sanitarium. The climate
failing to prove beneficial to his
health, he came home a year and
a half ago, and the last 15 months
of his life he was confined to his
bed. While he never publicly
cdnfessed his faith in God, he
told his mother 4 years ago that
he was prepared to die and for
some time had longed to die. He
suffered much but was very pa-
tient. and his last words were
"Praise the Lord."
Mrs. J. B. Velvin Dead
Word was received in Foss
Saturday of the death of Mrs.
Jim Velvin which occurred one
day last week at her home in
Caddo Mills, Texas. She is sur-
vived by the husband and one'
child. The Velvin family lived
in Foss for several years and
has many friends who regret to
hear the sad news.
Notice to Parents
All patrons who have children
that will become of school age on
or before January 1, should start
them in school at once, as this
will enable the teacher to get
them started in ttie beginning
class and thus secure more effi •
cient work. Please co-operate
with us in our work.—Jas, O. Se-
Mrs. J. L. Dodson Dead
Mrs. J. L. Dodson, 66, died
Tuesday at her heme 6 miles
northeast of town. Interment
was in Parkersburg cemetery
i early winter and turns your I Wednesday. She is survived by
thoughts to coal—doesn't it? I a husband and several children.
Changes Your Thoughts
The weather we have been hav-
ing the last few days suggests an
The Roger Mills county court- j
house, situated at Cheyenne, was
destroyed by fire Friday night.
All of the contents of the build-'
ing, except a part of the county
records, were destroyed. It is
thought the fire was of incendi-
ary origin and three arrests have
I what |
it it is
Highest Market Price J M
PAID FOR CATTLE, HOGS,
GRAIN AND ALL KINDS OF
Fred Graves Telephone 96 £
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