Subject: Some items from the Territorial Topic early 1890's
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The Territorial Topic
Purcell, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
PIERSON & MILLER, Publishers
May 22, 1890
MYERS & SHANNON, dealers in dry goods, W. F MYERS and W. T SHANNON
Also Studebaker Wagons and all kind of farming
implements, on Main and Canadian Ave. at Purcell
Staple and fancy groceries at R. G. HALL & Son in Purcell
G. F. JONES & Co., druggists and pharmacists,
GEORGE F. JONES & CHARLES C. JONES
T. R. HOUGHTON, dealer in furniture, harness, and
saddles, South Main Street, Purcell
Do your eating at the New England Chop House
DRS. DUNN & STEADE, physicians and surgeons, north side Main Street
Western Hotel in Gainesville, Texas, W. J. CARTER, prop.
MILTON MCMURTRY, M. D., office over Farmer & CampbellÄôs Drug Store in Purcell
Now for sale---I am now offering for sale a
choice lot of English Berkshire pigs. Ä¶ CHARLES
F. BRADEN, Noble, I. T.
Notice to Pay UpÄîThe books and notes of the
late firm of C. F. WANTLAND & Sons are in the
hands of L. C. WANTLAND for collection. Parties
owing said firm will confer a favor by coming up
with the cash or stock or by making a good note.
Settlement can be made with L. C. WANTLAND or W.
T. SHANNON who has access to the books.
Application for PensionsÄîWho hold orders to
appear before boards elsewhere for examination
can if they so desire by applying to the
undersigned, have their orders changed as to be
examined by the Board at Oklahoma City, thereby
saving time and money. C. F. WALDRON, M. D.,
secretary of examining board, Oklahoma City
SACRA Brothers, the best feed and livery stable
and wagon yard at north end Canadian Avenue,
FISH & KECK Co., livestock commission merchants
at Kansas City Stock Yards, consignments
solicited, LEE WOODS, solicitor at Purcell
Stonewall, I. T, May 15, 1890ÄîDR. TRUAX has
removed to his new residence and MR. COBB now had
charge of the Stonewall Hotel.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. JAMES P. MCGRAW, May 1, 1890, a fine large baby girl.
REV. C. A. BURRIS is attending court at the capital.
A petition has been presented to Judge
SHACKELFORD of Muskogee, asking the appointment
of Dr. Truax as one of the commissioners of the
Ardmore district. Although the petition has not
been heard from, much hopes of the appointment
GOV. WILLIAM L. BYRD is on a business trip to Pauls Valley.
MR. JAMES H. DERRICK smiled on Stonewallites this week.
REV. C. M. COPPEDGE preached at the M. E. Church Sunday last.
Farmer all wear wry faces in consequence of so much rain.
GIBBONS-MURRAYÄîIn Sherman, Texas, Monday, May
19, 1890, by Esq. CAMPBELL, Mr. J. E. GIBBONS of
this city to MISS MINNIE COLBERT of Colbert
Station, I. T. The groom is a well-known and
popular business man of this city and bridge is
the daughter of Judge MURRAY of the Supreme Court
of the Chickasaw Nation. The couple arrived in
this city Tuesday and will make their home here.
The Topic joins their many friends in wishes for
She is not hereÄîshe is with the angels now.
Little WILLIE ANN CRITCHER, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. HENRY C. CRITCHER, was born March 1, 1886
and died Mary 15, 1889. Thus she was a sweet
rosebud of a few days stay, borne by the
beautiful angel band to that bright home so fair
to blossom into a full-bloomed rose to exhale
sweet fragrance amid lifeÄôs fair tree and
heavenÄôs brightest flowersÄ¶
WILLIAM PARTRIDGE Discharged
Upon a warrant sworn out by MAT COOK, charging
WILLIAM PARTRIDGE with murdering THOMAS RIBBLING,
that gentleman was arraigned in Judge HOCKERÄôs
court last Monday for trial, the Commissioner
conducting the prosecution and J. F. SHARP
defending. The case was thoroughly examined and
occupied most of two days. F. E. OLDHAM, deputy
U. S. marshal, who was the first man to touch the
dead body; W. A. PARTRIDGE, son of the defendant,
who was sleeping in with his father that night;
Dr. J. M. STEADE, who examined the wound; Mrs.
JENNIE MCCORD with whom the dead man boarded and
her son JOHNNIE MCCORD; C. D. WENTWORTH, J.
NORRIS and JOHN MORAN, parties who knew the dead
man and heard the shot that killed him, were all
examined on part of the Government. The defendant
was examined under oath, and all the evidence
summed up as follows: ÄòIn the opinion of the
Commissioner, there being no probable cause to
believe the defendant guilty as charged he was
ordered discharged. 80ô
Postmaster LEEPER of Leeper and MR. TUTTLE of
Silver City have been in town several days.
To rent, a four roomed house on Wilkins Street. Inquire at R. G. HALL & Sons.
MESSRS. L. A. GILBERT, GEORGE FARRER and Mr.
NEWELL of Oklahoma City were visitors here.
MRS. NOAH SPARKS, MISSES LIZZIE GARVIN and MINNIE
WORLEY were visitors at The Topic sanctum last
Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAM DUNBAR were visitors to the
residence of the ladyÄôs father MR. JOHN ESSEX
near Norman last Sunday.
MR. S. H. BRADLEY, prominent attorney at Guthrie,
passed through Sunday night on his way to attend
court in Muskogee.
MRS. SAM MCADAMS and her son KIRK went to
Childress, Texas last week for the purpose of
disposing of cattle they own there.
MR. W. T. SHANNON, wife and children left last
Saturday for Denison, Texas where they will visit
a week or two with his parents.
MR. J. S. TUCKER, formerly of this place, who has
been for some time sojourning in Texas, came in
Wednesday and will spend a few days here.
BRUNO BASS, the colored man whose shooting we
reported some time since, is a brother to the
notorious horse thief, AL BASS, and probably a
member of AlÄôs gang.
MR. FRANK MCGOWAN is now employed at J. E.
GIBBONS harness establishment on Canadian Avenue,
where he will be pleased to meet all his old
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. PARNELL of this city,
on Tuesday night, May 20th, a fine baby boy, DR.
ALLEN officiating. All interested parties doing
MR. A. S. WHITEHEAD of Ardmore, an able newspaper
man and former owner of the Courier, was present
and assisted in the organization of the Press
W. P. EASTON of Purcell has old his lot on the
corner of Main and Harvey Streets yesterday to
MRS. AUGUSTA WRIGHT for $850Äîprinted in the
Oklahoma City Evening Gazette.
Mr. J. L. DENTON, one of the industrious and
prosperous farmers in Oklahoma, just across the
river, was a pleasant visitor to this office last
Thursday and subscribed to the great moral
cultivator (the Topic). He also ordered the paper
sent to MESSRS. J. H. CONN and J. H. BURRLL, at
his old home, VISAGE, GEORGIA.
MR. L. C. GOSSETTÄôs commission as Commissioner
for the Indian Territory at this place has been
recalled by Judge Shackelford. The Judge says no
one but lawyers can be qualified as
Commissioners. No we wish he would hurry one of
his Äòlearned in the lawÄô commissioners over
this way, as we need him badly.
MR. G. W. GATES, who has been appointed U. S.
Commissioner for the Eastern District of Texas,
with office in this city, arrived here Wednesday
and will at once enter upon the discharge of the
duties of the position, occupying offices on Main
Street. Mr. Gates for some time held the position
of agent at this place, which he recently
resigned and is well known to our people.
One of the most prosperous farmers of this
vicinity is Mr. M. M. BRADY, a citizen of the
Chickasaw Nation, who came here from Skullyville,
Choctaw Nation, two years ago last April. He has
a fine farm of 1200 acres on the Silver City road
about 10 miles from town, where he resides. To
see his nice residence surrounded by trees, and
shrubbery planted by his own hand, the fine
growing young orchard, vineyard, and other
evidences of prosperity, one can hardly realize
all this is of only two years standing. The farm
is well watered by living springs and especially
adapted to stock raising. He has two more fine
farms, one of 2000 acres lying along the Walnut
and one of 400 acres in the Canadian valley,
beside two good houses and lots in Purcell. He
has numerous tenants who have about 500 acres in
cultivation, 200 of which is in cotton, the rest
in wheat, corn, oats, millet, etc. At the rate of
past improvements, if Mr. Brady lives the
allotted three score and ten years, he will be!
a very wealthy man. He is now 68 years old.
When we have such examples as this, of the marked
improvements made in two years by an old man,
what might be expected of young men with energy
and pluck? Truly this is a wonderful country,
surpassed in agricultural resources by none.
There are hundreds as equally as well as fixed as
Mr. Brady. But for a quick realization of the
good things of this life, afforded by the farm
alone, we think his case is an exception.
April 17, 1890
HUDDLESTON-BERRYÄîApril 6, 1890 at the Hotel
Clifton by REV. WILLIAM KENDRICK, MR. E. M.
HUDDLESTON and MISS M. A. BERRY, both of Oklahoma
City, were married.
SCHMIDT-GATEWOODÄîApril 8, 1890 in Purcell by
REV. WILLIAM MENDRICK, MR. WILLIAM H. SEHMIT and
MISS MINNIE GATEWOOD, both of Norman, were
REYNOLDS-FOSTERÄîAt Silver City, on Monday,
April 7, 1890, by REV. A. M. LUSK, MR. ZACK
REYNOLDS of Silver City and MISS EDAN FOSTER of
Caddo were married. Mr. Reynolds is a full blood
Chickasaw and Miss Foster is a full blood Choctaw.
JAMES R. MILLER of Oklahoma was convicted of
assault with a Winchester and ordered to pay $50
fine. Miller had to sell his team for money with
which to pay expenses and received a telegram
during his trial of the death of his wife.
JEROME FITZGERALD, plea of guilty, to assault, 30
days and $50 fine ; he was convicted of resisting
officer Metz in Oklahoma, got 3 months and $100
T. J. ETHRIDGE, found not guilty of assault.
ADAM BRADY, assault with a shovel, found guilty,
got one day and $50. Brady is a bad man from
Bitter Creek, having been whipped twice by the
Creeks for horse stealing and twice acquitted Ä¶
RILEY SHERIAL on bond for assault..
MARY CARTER, colored, charged with assault on another woman at VinitaÄ¶
HENRY DEMMON Ä¶
One WEBB withdrew former pleaÄ¶
GUS ILEY, charged with malicious mischief, found not guilty.
HENRY JOHNSON, charged with disturbing religious worship, found not guilty.
One WARD got fined $15 on verdict of jury for
timber cutting while J. L. LOWE and JOHN LOWE of
Oklahoma were fined one cent and went to jail for
BUD FITZPATRICK and JULE DOSS were acquitted on
charges of obstructing the mail coach in the
Forfeitures were taken against GREEN MUSGROVEÄ¶.
Forfeits against AL MURRAY and M. CARRÄ¶
JACK BROWN, WILLIAM ALEXANDER and several
witnesses from Purcell were in attendance the
first of the weekÄ¶.
JACK SIMPSON, who accidentally wounded DR. WRIGHT
at Norman, while discharging his revolver at
random on the streetsÄ¶.
From the Vinita Chieftain, CHARELS GOODWIN, full
blood Creek, living 15 miles west of Tulsa, was
killed in his bed last Friday nightÄ¶
Mr. and Mrs. WALTER SHEPARD and Miss TOY STEADE,
all of Oklahoma City, were in attendance at the
band ball last Friday night.
Mr. and Mrs. CHARLES JONES visited the ladyÄôs parents in Oklahoma City.
We had the pleasure of meeting yesterday, ISIAH
KIMBERLIN, brother of our friend, Mr. W. G.
KIMBERLIN of Whitebead Hill, I. T.
The ball last Thursday night at Mr. CASS
WANTLANDÄôs residence in the northwestern
portion of town is pronounced by all those who
attended as a very nice affair.
MR. W. T. SHANNON left Sunday evening for Beef
Creek and returned Tuesday. He reports wheat fine
and corn coming up and the grass growing rapidly.
J. FLETCHER SHARP, our handsome young disciple of
Blackstone, went to Muskogee the latter part of
last week to look after the interests of his
clients in the U. S. Court.
ÄòJudgeÄô PERCY R. SMITH, one of the staunch
young Democrats of the Lexington club, was over
several times last week and exchanged compliments
with the Topic force.
Last week. Mr. W. M. HALL, brother of our
merchant, R. G. HALL, and Mr. W. M. SHERBIN, both
of Harper, Kansas, were here boxing and shipping
cattle from this area.
Deputy marshal E. W. OLDHAM last Thursday
arrested W. H. HALL near Norman on a writ from
Paris, Texas, charged with the commission of a
murder in the Chickasaw Nation on Jan. 8, 1889.
A quiet party was had at the residence of SHELL
SPARKS, 6 miles in the country, last Friday
night. Dr. A. A. DUNN attended and it took a
small sized Rip Van Winkle sleep the next day to
get the Dr. even.
W. H. P. TRUDGEON, the energetic manager of the
Purcell Mill and Elevator Co., returned Sunday
from a visit to Galveston where he had been
looking after the interests of his company.
EDWIN P. HESPE of Jersey City Heights, N. J., is
here this week buying up ponies for his market.
Mr. Hespe finds a very agreeable difference
between his preconceived ideas of this country
and the facts as he learns them from actual
JNO. L. WOODARD, one of the original Lexington
boomers who was with us quite awhile last spring,
since then has been laid up with a severe illness
at his home in the state of Michigan, returned
last Sunday night and will stay with us awhile.
JUDGE HOCKER, deputy marshals SMITH and ANSLEY,
CHARLES BOWLES, and a number of other citizens
left Saturday for Muskogee to attend U. S. Court.
ADRIAN UNDERWOOD, wife and child went to
Gainesville last Sunday on a visit to relatives
and old friends. Adrian is a full fledged
ÄònesterÄô now and an enthusiastic alliance man.
MRS. JENNIE MCCORD went up Sunday to see the farm
where her husband, Captain A. C. MCCORD, spends
most of her time. The farm is a very valuable one
and is situated on the Santa Fe Ry. near Norman.
There are two find springs on the place and it is
the watering station for the Santa Fe. There are
12 acres of corn up 6 inches high, 1 ¬ acres of
onions, besides an abundance of ever kind of
vegetable. Being an old soldier, he will get a
patent in October, net. Mrs. McCord was water
bound by the heavy rain Monday.
JUDGE AMOS GREEN of Lexington, Okla., returned
last Monday from attending court in MuskogeeÄ¶
REV. J. C. HELMICK, recently of Tribune, Kansas,
arrived last Friday to take charge of the affairs
of the M. E. Church as resident minister. He
succeeds REV. S. G. BUNDY, who was assigned duty
at Ponca, I. T.
J. F. MYERS and wife, last Sunday evening,
visited his brother-in-law, THOMAS SHANNON, on
the Washita River, expecting to return during the
week. Tuesday, Mr. Myers returned wild with
toothache. DR. SEWELL, our dentist, relieved him
and the returned yesterday.
O. CARTER, dealer in general hardware and implements at West Main St., Purcell
Removal! W. P. EASTON has removed his entire
stock of boots, shoes and hosiery from the
Houghton & Raney building to the corn of Main
Street and First Avenue, north side.
E. D. ALLEN, M. D., physician and surgeon, over the Jones Drug Store in Purcell
EDGAR E. JENNINGS and J. V. SHARP,
attorneys-at-law, office south side Main Street,
S. H. BRADLEY, attorney-at-law in Guthrie
M. M. EDMISTON, attorney-at-law in Muskogee
DR. C. F. WALDRON, physician and surgeon, in Oklahoma City
L. C. GOSSETT, U. S. Commissioner
Lawyer, A. HUTCHIN, in Purcell
Hot or cold bath, hair cut, shave or shampoo, J.
A. WILLISÄôs Shop on west side Canadian Ave.
Hotel Clifton, H. H. PERRY, proprietor
FarmersÄô Alliance Department
H. C. RANDOLPH, president, lives in Purcell
WILLIAM ANDERSON, vice-president, lives in Colbert
LYMAN FRIEND, secretary, lives in Purcell
ZACH GARDNER, treasurer, lives in Pauls Valley
M. C. BETTY, lecturer, lives in Dougherty
Tishomingo County Alliance
J. W. STEWART, president
JAMES WADE, vice-president
T. J. HURST, secretary
M. D. TURNER, treasurer
H. D. MOORE, chaplain
G. M. WELLS, lecturer
January 12, 1893
A Killing in Lehigh
Atoka, I. t. Jan. 10ÄîDeputy marshal SIM RUTH
lodged complaint before R. M. GRUBBS, U. S.
Commsissioner, against THOMAS CARROLL jr of
Lehigh, charging with the murder of MINNIE DYER
MRS. GEORGE BROWN who had been with her mother
during a long and dangerous illness of several
months at her home in Chattanooga, Tennessee,
returned home last week and George look as though
coal was $29 a ton and as if he was enjoying the
honeymoon in dead earnest.
The social at Mr. and Mrs. TOM WOODS Tuesday evening was an enjoyable affair.
J. B. DAVIS, merchant at Bailey on the Rock
Island, was at the metropolis Wednesday.
DR. E. M. SHELTON was shot and instantly killed
on Monday evening at his home near Pauls Valley
by MRS. CAPPS with a 38 Winchester.
MISS ADDIE GRAY has moved into the R. G. HALL
building formerly occupied by MRS. WEST. MRS.
FOSTER, a thoroughly competent dressmaker, will
be with her after this week.
Muskogee, Jan. 9ÄîBusiness with merchants is
good for the period immediately succeeding the
Friday morning, the small residence of J0HN WADE,
a colored man, burned, caused by a defective
flue. Yesterday he moved to an 8 room tenement,
occupied by the family of HARRIS and another man.
Late last night, after making a fire in the
stove, fire broke out in the second story, also
caused by a defective flue and burned, one family
lost everything, and the woman who had been sick
for four weeks managed to drag her children out
and escaped in their night clothes.
ROBERT HAWKINS, who was severely injured a few
weeks ago on a switch engine, is now about to be