Newspaper Summaries for 1909

News about County Residents (Grouped by Year) Taken from the “Local and Personal Columns” in Early Newspapers.
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Cheyenne Star, Jan 7, 1909

Roger Mills Co. Sunday School Conv. convened at Roll. Mrs. Alice Blackburn called the convention to order at 3:00 p.m. on Wed. Those appearing on the program Rev. W.W. Robinson, Mr. H.C. Nichols, State Sec.; Bro. Chubb and the Roll Quartet. Officers elected for the coming year: Pres. Rev. W.W. Robinson, Cheyenne; Other officers are Rev. H.C. Gullege, Texmo; A. Blackburn, Berlin; Mrs. C. Duncan, Durham; Mrs. R. Miller, Cheyenne; Rev. Fred Chubb of Roll.

George and James Pryor of the western part of the county were transacting business in probate court Tuesday. The revival featuring the preaching of Rev. Martin is continuing Sunday afternoon at 3 when he will preach to men only. Milo and Mrs. Burlingame left today for Canadian, Texas where Milo has a quarter running race matched for his fast running mare, Alice. The mare is in fine shape and is expected to pull down the stakes easily. The race will be run on Tuesday.

Among those making final proof on their claims were: Pearl Shelton, Maude Butler, J.G. Finch, Henry Taylor, Ruben Whited, W.L. Taylor, C.R. Long, H.F. Smoot and S.T. Potter. Dr. V.V. Grant of Roll, Supt of Public Health of Roger Mills County was in town Monday. Sam Bowman made a business trip to Canadian this week. The Cheyenne Aerie of Eagles met for a banquet on Friday night at McClain’s Hall. Judge C.S. Gilkerson was the orator for the evening. About 300 members and guests were provided with a feast fit for the Gods. Following the meal, the tables were removed and waltzes and dances held until the wee small hours.

Farmers Institute will meet at Cheyenne Jan. 26 and 27. Prof Balcom of A&M College will be in charge. Each farmer attending is asked to bring samples of his crops and soils for examination & display. Alice Blackburn, Sec. Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Jackson were Elk City visitors this week. Luther Bull and Ada Holtz, two well known young people of Cheyenne were quietly married in Sayre on Wed. Jury Comm. G.W. Hodges, J.H. Vosburg and Charles Finch have been in session this week and have filled the jury boxes for both County and District Court for the ensuing year. Rev. F.D. Cameron, Supt of Public Instruction will fill the pulpit Jan. 30&31.

Cheyenne Star Jan. 14, 1909

Meeting on the main street of Elk City last Friday morning, George Johnson and Samuel • Howard prominent businessmen fought a duel with revolvers as result of which Johnson was instantly killed and Howard died a few minutes later. Johnson fired five shots and Howard four. F.E. Tanner and wife spent the holidays with relatives at Chillicothe, Missouri and returned home on Friday last. Miss Volina Miller returned to school at Oklahoma City after spending holidays at home. Roger Mills Co. Teachers • Assoc. will convene at Cheyenne on Jan 30. Those on the program are Cheyenne School Music Group, Hon. G.W. Hodges, Prof. W.A.Adams, Supt. Cameron, Miss Goodman, Mrs. Converse, Supt. T.C. Moore, Miss Lucy Houston, Mr. Severs and President E.E. Tracy. Ora Black, Secretary. A phone message was received from Milo Burlingame Wednesday evening conveying the news that his race mare, Alice had won the race he had matched at Canadian. This places Alice in the first class, as she was matched against one of the best horses in the southwest, and Mr. Burlingame is to be congratulated on the fine showing made. Mrs. Dobbs, proprietor of the White Hall Hotel has refitted and – refurbished each room and first class home meals are served in the dining room.

 

The brother of Capt Lewis McClain Hamilton who was killed in the Battle of the Washita has sent relics belonging to Capt Hamilton to the Oklahoma State Historical Society. D.G. Moore, Atty at Law and A.C. Bradshaw, postmaster and Editor of the Times at Texmo were transacting business at the county seat, Monday and Tues. W.W. Funston will sell his personal effects at his farm, 3 and one-half miles north of Rankin on January 26. Rev. Robinson, pastor of Methodist Church was on the sick list this week and unable to participate in the revival services. John C. Casady, who has been holding down the foremanship of the Arnett Leader, came in Sunday for a few days visit with home folks. Mr. Delany, a real estate man from Clinton was in town Sat. and stated that grading would commence on 20th of this month on the new railroad from Clinton to Butler. This is the road that Cheyenne has a chance at and will get it if we give the company the proper help and encouragement. Mr. N.B. West of Brantley was in town Mon. Some of our good farmer friends asked Co. Treasurer Keen for heart tablets before asking the amount of their taxes. They seem to think that their hearts need strengthening before they find out what their taxes amount to.

Cheyenne Star Jan 21, 1909

The Board of Commissioners of Roger Mills Co. met for January term. Sam Kendall was elected Chairman of the Board. Commissioners were G.W. Hutton and A.W. Gannaway and John H. Osborn, Co. Clerk. Mrs. Olive Mogel died at her home near Cheyenne on Iih of Jan. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Monday last. After this the remains were laid to their last resting place in the Cheyenne Cemetery. All extend their sympathy to the bereaved husband and three children who are left to mourn their loss. H.D. Cox is building an addition I6x20 on the north of the building occupied by the Co. Judge. When completed it will be used as a printing office by the Sentinel. Ben Lindley is erecting a 20×30 building on the north lot of the County Judge’s office which he will use as a Seed and Feed Store and expects to have the same furnished and stocked with goods by Feb. 1.

J.F. Porter, an old resident of. Roger Mills Co. living about 3 miles southeast of Cheyenne was examined by the insanity board on Monday last and found to be insane. Tuesday, Sheriff Evans took him to the state insane asylum at Norman. {An article about the Battle of the Washita continues in this issue of the paper} Taylor’s Confectionary has oranges for sale at 20 cents per dozen. Mrs. W.W. Robinson will conduct a “Bible Reading” at the Methodist Church Sun. morning. Herbert Caldwell, postmaster at Hinton in Caddo Co. has been in Cheyenne and vicinity looking over the country with a view of nve- ting in some of Roger Mills’ good real estate. t’chool Report for Dist. #40, t ocky for the month of December, 1908 were number of days taught: 19; Number of pupils enrolled, 38; Students neither absent or tardy were Harry, James and Hallie Rogers; Helen and June Lathrop and Robert and Dan Rogers. Those visiting the school were Mr. C.A. Lathrop, Mrs. Jane Rogers, Miss Miley Fifer and Mr. Robert Gardner. Stella Ruckman, Teacher. Grant McColgin, one of the rural route mail carriers on the Rankin route was a Cheyenne visitor Sat. Charles B. Drake and J. W. Davidson of the Harrington neighborhood were pleasant callers at the Star office on Sat. Hiram L. Davis of Grand made final proof on his claim in the north part of the county before Comm. Carter on Sat. His witnesses were John B. Loring, John B. Price. Roy Staton, of the Western Oklahoma Nurseries, Durham, was in town last week. He reports that business in his line is flourishing. From a small beginning, he has worked the nursery business up to a paying proposition. John W. Trammell and Mrs. Betty England were married on Sunday last with Judge E.E. Tracy officiating. Rev. O.L. Martin, who conducted the services at the revival at the Methodist Church and Prof R. Lear, the singer, left Monday for Clinton where they expect to remain about two weeks, holding a revival at that place. Mr. and Mrs. S. Rimby announce the arrival of a fine new baby girl. The commodious farm residence of W.A. Beaty, adjoining Cheyenne, was totally destroyed by fire on last Thursday night. The origin of the fire is unknown as the building was vacant at the time, the tenants having moved on the morning of the fire. The loss was complete, amounting to about $2500.00, partially covered by insurance. J.R. Mullins, one of Texmo’s prosperous merchants, was in town Mon.

Cheyenne Star Jan 28, 1909

Mr. H.H. Hoover of Hobart accompanied by Mr. Blake a financier of New York and the engineer of the Hobart Interurban Railroad Co. were in town Wed. and met with our people, going from here Thurs morning to Canadian. These people are building from Hobart south to Wichita Falls and intends to build North from Hobart to’ some point on the Santa Fe. This will bring them through Roger Mills Co if the line is built. They are now looking up the most feasible route north and upon the decision of the engineer rests our chances of securing this road. While they have made no definite proposition to Cheyenne, they will do so within a short time provided they secure a desirable route and grade through this portion of the county. (never happened) Colonel Morris Locke, a railroad promoter who has had good success in financing and building railroads in various portions of the U.S. was in Cheyenne Tues and Wed. in the interest of a Gulf to Canada line. A portion of the mileage has been completed in Texas. Calvin Rosser accompanied Col. Locke from Elk City and we are informed that Elk City has met the requirements of the company and that the road will be built from Mangum to that place. The company is now figuring on a route north and northwest from Elk City.

The Colonel looked the country over and is of the opinion that he can get from Cheyenne north to Shattuck or Gage on a very feasible route and is thoroughly convinced that there is tonnage enough along the line from Elk City by way of Cheyenne and on north to make the line through this county a good paying proposition. (never happened) Moving pictures will be shown at the Hall on Sat. Night. Title is “The Lite of the Pearl Diver and Scenes In the Pearl Fisheries”, one of the finest films on the all. David Eicnaft 0 e Ron neighborhood was in town today and made application for final proof on his land. D.M. Shough will have a big sale at his place, I miles north of Harrington on Feb 8, 1909. He has lots of good horses, mules and cattle for sale. Quite of number attended the teacher’s meeting at Square Top School House east of town on Sat. and all report a most interesting meeting. Railroad talk galore this week. H.D. Cox and J.E. Vines got into their trading clothes one day this week and the result is that Mr. Cox is again the owner of the Purniture and Undertaking establishment: We didn’t think that Dad could stay out of active business very long and we are glad to see him in the harness again. He is always up against the collar and there is always something doing when H.D. Cox is around. a.M. Solomon, postmaster and merchant at Rankin was in town today. He informs us that he has disposed of his mercantile business to W.W. Funston and Harry Hinson and that he will in the not to far distant future remove to other claims. Fred Ogle of the Clifford neighborhood was an interested attendant at the Farmer’s Institute. Miss Eva Sturgis, who is teaching school at Texmo, was in town attending the Teaching Institute. Milo and Mrs. Burlingame left Thurs. for Canadian and from there will go to Clarendon where Burlingames’ fine running mare, Alice is matched for a race on Sat. J.E. Vines will not be leaving Cheyenne but has just received the largest and most complete line of farming implements ever brought to town. He has opened this line near the Bull Blacksmith Shop arid will erect an office building within a few days.

W.e. Donaldson has just finished a neat cottage in the west part of town. The new Baptist parsonage on the hill east of town will soon be ready for its occupants. George Keeland and Benny Monroe, former residents of Cheyenne, but now of Mangum are in town this week visiting. J.E. Martin one of Shirley’s most substantial farmers, was down Tues and Wed. attending the Farmer’s Institute. H.L. DeVilliers, foreman of the Star office, reports the arrival on Sat. last of a fine baby boy at his domicile. T.L. Turner will sell off some pedigree hogs, cows and horses at his residence on Sat, Feb. 6. Miss Minnie Slief, an expert steaegrepher, h a resident of our town during the summer and fall, has returned from Mangum where she has been the last month. She is now in the employee of Miller & Cornels Abstract. Quite a little excitement was caused in town Sunday afternoon by an alarm of fire from John H. Osborn residence. The blaze was easily controlled and with only slight damage to the building.

Cheyenne Star Feb 4, 1909

At a mass meeting at Butler last Sat. the citizens of that place and area finished their bonus for the Clinton & Oklahoma Railroad (C.O.W.) Butler has had a large task and feels proud over their completion and it is now up to Clinton to complete their arrangement and get the active work of building the road commenced. Miss Volina Miller enter-tained a number of her friends Monday evening. All attended the entertainment at the Opera House and then retired to her home where she served hot chocolate and cake. The remainder of the evening was spent with music and reading and such that only girls know how to invent.

 

The past few sunshiney days have started our gardeners to talking seeds and gardening tools. At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Cooperative Assoc on Friday the following officers were elected. C.H. Russell, President; W.H. Pippen, Berlin, First Vice-President; J.C. Sprowls of Cheyenne, Second Vice President; These with the following compose the Board of Directors for this coming year. J.M. Guest of Rome, A.M. Underwood of Grimes, T.L. Johnson of Berlin, D.R. Redman, W.T. Scoville, W.L. Small-wood and Joe Lusby of Elk City and A.I. Waddell of Sayre, composing eleven directors. H.E. Peeler was elected Secretary & Treasurer. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Herring are the proud parents of a fine baby girl, which arrived at their home on Tuesday last.

 

Mr. and Mrs. Bart Pierce spent Sunday at Elk City visiting relatives. The town Board has already done one thing for which they deserve undivided approbation of the entire population of our little village. They have imposed a dog tax, and if it is strictly enforce, and we believe it will be, there will be some hundreds of worthless curs less in the town in the near future. Cheyenne has been cursed with numerous cur dogs for years and it is time that something is done to mitigate this nuisance.

 

James A. Atwood of Grimes made final proof on his claim Monday. You had better see John Salyer, town marshal and secure a dog tag or the “boogie man” will catch that puppy, if he can, and he can. Miss Minnie Slief was called to Oklahoma City on Monday last by the serious illness of her mother. The time for the payment of the first half of taxes has been extended until April 15, 1909, without penalty. The second half of taxes are due and payable July 15, 1909. J.E. Keen, Co. Treasurer.

 

W.C. Donaldson left this week to visit her mother near Ft. Worth, Texas. At the Methodist parsonage on Saturday afternoon last occurred the marriage of David D. Page and Miss Carrie Lewis. John C. Hendricks was up from Sayre on Monday transacting business before the Co. Comm. Quite a number of school marms and schoolmasters were in town Friday and Sat. that being the regular examination for certificates.

 

T.L. Miller who has been in charge of the dry goods department at the Herring & Young Store here for the past two years, left Monday for Glazier, Texas, where he has a position in Tandy’s Dept. Store, the largest establishment at that place. J.E. Vines has opened up a full line of farming implements on the lots west of Bull’s Blacksmith Shop. Dr. J.A. Gregoire, spent Wednesday at Texmo attending a meeting of the Roger Mills Co. Medical Assoc. which met at that place. J.J. Weichman is now in charge of Hotel Black, having leased the same from E.M. Black, February 1. W.H. Cramer and family returned Wed from an extended visit to Kansas City. It was reported here yesterday that Dr. Dean, a prominent physiican and citizen of Crawford died very suddenly on Sunday last. Thomas J. and Samuel J. Lindley and Harry Osborne of Hamburg were transacting business in Cheyenne on Wed. Mrs. James M. Evans is reported seriously ill. T.M. Miller left Wed for several days visit with the lawmakers at Guthrie. William Headrick has been appointed postmaster at RedMoon, since Mrs. Rosa Dudney has resigned. W.L. Pate is adding quite an addition to his store-room. I.C. Conway and wife have the sympathy of all in the death of their little three year old baby girl, which occurred on Sunday after a very short illness. The interment took place at the Cheyenne Cemetery Monday afternoon. Firecrackers longer than five inches are prohibited in Rep.  Workman’s bill for a safe and sane Fourth of July. At the Farmer’s Institute held here last week, George H. Dodgion living south-west of town about four miles, brought in for examination, a limb from an apple tree on his place. The same was examined by experts present and it was found to be affected with San Jose Scale, one of the most deadly and hardest to handle of apple tree diseases.

 

Cheyenne Star, Feb 11, 1909

S.A. Stauffer, residing in the Rankin neighborhood that petty thieving is becoming too frequenst in that portion of the county to be pleasant. While absent from his place last week, he lost about 25 bushels of cribbed corn and also a lot of clothing and bedding. Others in the same neighborhood report losses of corn and other articles. Prairie Fires have been raging in the extreme western part of the county for the last few days, and the heavy winds have made them dangerous and destructive. On Sunday an old gentleman named Smith was caught on the prairie near the Texas line and burned to death. Numerous losses of small outbuildings, hay stacks and corn are reported. Fires were also burning in the north and east, Tuesday and Wed. Dr. V.V. Grant, of Roll, was in town on Monday. T.L. Turner’s sale on Saturday was well attended despite the blustery weather.

 

Mrs. Texie Jackson and Mrs. J.P. Miller left Tues. morning for Guthrie where they will attend the state meeting of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Jackson has been selected to deliver the response to the address of the Sovereign Grand Officers. H.D. Cox has begun the erection of a mill building and will install the latest and most up to date corn meal machinery as soon as the building is completed. While at Roll one day this week, we were informed that the parties now running the hotel at that place were going out of business about the first of next month.

 

J.C. Casady is at Crawford this week in charge of the Blade, Lloyd Monroe being laid up with a badly swollen hand. Star man was a visitor at Roll on Monday last and found that that enterprising little burg up and doing. Everyone seems to be indued with the spirit of enterprise and that sort of spirit is bound to make a town progressive. They are working and pulling hard for a railroad and think they have a good chance to land one out of all the propositions that are now floating around in the atmosphere in this portion of Oklahoma.

Ben Lindley, the cash grocer, has erected a new building and has moved his stock of groceries therein and is now ready to wait on the trading public. League program in honor of Washington and Lincoln, at the Methodist Church, Thurs., February 18. On the program are O.B. Mogel, Isabelle Fields, Frank Gregoire, Joe Streetman, Cullen Johnson, Seb Wallace, Vera Johnson, Dalia Walker, Ada Adams, Sally Taylor, Susanna Dewey, Cliff Carter, Flora Work, Sue Thornton, Dan Burton, Ora Black, Lillie Belle Burlingame, Cliff Keen, and Gladys Curry. Charley McClain has just returned from Kansas City. While there he purchased four pool tables and all the necessary fixtures for a first class pool and billiard hall and will install the same in his pool hall building in the rear of the Barber Shop. Charlie desires to inform the public that his hall will be open in a few days and asks all to call and see him.

 

O.H. James and wife of the Northwestern Telephone Co with headquarters at Shattuck who have been visiting in town several days, returned home today. Mrs. Burl James and “buckshot” accompanied them on the return trip and will spend several days in that town visiting friends. Weatherford Milling Co. has had a power corn sheller at work in this neighborhood this week, shelling corn that has been purchased by that company.

 

Cheyenne Star Feb. 18, 1909

Died at her home in Cheyenne, Tuesday morning, February 16, Mrs. Laura Virginia Evans, wife of Sheriff J.M. Evans, age 36 years and 24 days. She is survived by six children, five girls and one boy, Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Wed afternoon, Elder Martin of the Christian Church of which the deceased a consistent and devout member, officiating, after which the remains were interred in the Cheyenne Cemetery. Edward Elmer Bond was born February 4, 1905 and died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Bond near Harrington, Feb. 7, 1909. Mrs. S. Jackson, Mrs. J.B. Miller, T.M. Miller and Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Gray, who were in attendance at Masons and Eastern Star at Guthrie last week, arrived home Monday. A new company has been formed recently to be known as The Beaver Dam Telephone Company and its purpose is to install and maintain a telephone line in that vicinity. (east of Cheyenne on Beaver Dam Creek). Rocky School, Dist. #40 Report; On the month of January, days taught 20, number of pupils 40, average attendance 30. Those not absent or tardy, Helen Lathrop, Harley Rogers, Eula Kepley. Those visiting the school were: Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Jobe, Miss Lizzie Jobe, Miss Ethel Foster, Miss Edna McClellan, Jay Kepley, Mr. Leonard Kirksey. Stella Ruckner, Teacher.

 

W.T. Hollis Store is going out of business in Cheyenne. Teachers meeting to be held here Feb. 27. Answer to the Roll Call by any quotation of Edgar Allen Poe. Appearing on the program are Prof. Moss, Prof Monroe, Mrs. Hays, A.T. Burge, Malcolm Lucas, Carey Fields, Mrs. Pearl Bellamy, J.B. Tracy. Dr. Tedrowe of Elk City was in Cheyenne several days this week. William A. Walker made final proof on his claim. J.F. Cowardin, living three miles south of Durham, has bills out announcing a big public sale of livestock and farming imple-ments for March first. Dr. Gregoire is now the possessor of a fine Buick auto, and the scent of the gasoline which he leaves on his trail is said to be good for disinfectant purposes. Frank Purcell of Elk City is now a resident of Cheyenne having accepted the postion of Asst. Cashier at the Cheyenne Cotton Exchange Bank.

 

Dr. Wallace of Shattuck was in Cheyenne from Sunday until Tues. We are informed that the doctor will return to Roger Mills Co. and that he will locate in the Durham neighbor-hood. W.O. Horr of Elk City, manager of the Cotton Exchange Banks was in town Wed. looking after his varied interests.

 

Star, Feb. 25, 1909

Dr. Henry Riley, at one time a prominent physician of Elk City and also coroner for three years of old Roger Mills County, committed suicide at El Reno one day last week. Dr. Riley killed C.H. Horn at Bowie, Texas several years ago and his trial was one of the most noted in the court panels of that county. He was convicted for the offense but later pardoned and moved to Elk City. He had only been a resident of El Reno a short time.

 

Several months ago, John Kepley of the Wild Horse area, loaned Ben Eggleston, well known in Cheyenne, a team to attend a picnic in the area. Eggleston left the picnic grounds taking the team with him, and started for pastures new and greener. When finally apprehended, he had disposed of one of the horses and made away with the proceeds of the sale. At the preliminary trial at Arapaho last week, he was bound over to await the action of the Grand Jury, Custer Co. and in lieu of bond, is in jail at that place.

 

Every family should have a curfew which should “ring” tonight and all other nights if needed. These curfews are inexpensive and can be made at home. Take a piece of siding, two feet long and whittle one end to a handle. Take the child that needs the curfew and bend it over a barrel. Now take the siding and use it as a clapper. Put it on hot dividing the strokes evenly and see that none miss. Good for a girl or boy up to eighteen years and three applications are warranted to cure the most pronounced case of street loafing that exists. C.M. Stannard of El Reno has been in town the past few days working on data for a new map of Roger Mills County. The map when completed will show every sub-division of land and the owner thereof and will be a very valuable possession for our businessmen.

On Sunday last occurred the marriage of William A. Lester and Miss Della Flowers, two well known of our town. The ceremony was performed at Berlin, James M. Miller, J.P. officiating. We printed bills for a combination public sale of farming implements & animals of A.C. Crawford and H.C. Trollinger this week. This sale will be held at A.C. Crawford’s place ½ miles north and 1 ½ miles east of Rankin on Wed. March 3. Peter S. Tro, James Voorhies and Abram McQuitty made final proof before Comm. Carter Tues.

 

Sheriff Evans left Sun. morning for a few days visit at Seymour, Texas. Graves Brothers, expert Blacksmiths, are erecting a large Blacksmith Shop on the lots in the rear and to the west of Patterson’s Hoss Hotel. The post office was closed for Washington’s birthday. A dance was given Sat. night at the Hall, this being a farewell hop as the building will be used as a pool and billiard hall by Charlie McClain in the future. John E. Leary and Herman Guernsey are now located in the rear room of the Cotton Exchange Bank and are prepared to handle farm loans with neatness and dispatch. W.H. Martin of Oklahoma City and a linotype operator on the Oklahoma News, has been in this vicinity the past few days visiting friends and looking after his farm in the Rankin area.

 

Cheyenne Star, March 4, 1909

District convened Monday and among the money cases to be decided before Judge G. N. Brown, residing were Territory of Oklahoma vs. W.P. Price which was transferred to Beckham County; State of Oklahoma vs. Chester Koontz., and seven naturalizations were granted. It is expected that the term will last at least two weeks.

 

The head of Lincoln will probably appear on the new silver half dollar. A bust of Cleveland will be on the new $10 gold certificate and that of Grant on the $50 one. We will get a site of Lincoln now and then and may occasionally scrape acquaintance of Cleveland, but goodbye, General Grant and God Bless You!

 

R.B Converse happened to a very serious accident at the bridge over Sandstone, at the Sedalia crossing on Sunday last. Accompanied by Mrs. Converse, he was on his way from Elk City to Cheyenne with a six mule team of freight, and when crossing the bridge on the creek above mentioned, the structure gave way precipitating the wagon and occupants to the bed of the creek, the mules falling on top of the outfit. At this place the bed of the stream is quite a distance from the bridge and has always been considered a dangerous place. Mr. and Mrs. Converse were both badly bruised but not seriously injured. Two of the mules were so badly crippled that they will have to be killed. About $500 worth of freight for Herring and Young was damaged by the crash and water so that it is nearly valueless. To anyone who is familiar with this bridge and the distance to the bed of the creek, it is almost incredible how the accident could have happened without fatal results.

 

The weather was so inclement this week that the corps of the surveyors of the C&OW railroad was unable to work. Several contracts have already been let for the material and the contract for the grading will be let this week. Charley Miller, one time a resident of Cheyenne, but living in Sayre for the last several years, has sold his livery and feed stable at that point, and will visit in Texas and other points for several months before re-engaging in business. S. Jackson and Dr. Gregoire visited Oklahoma City last week and attended the conclave of the Mystic Shriners. Cheyenne Public Schools has introduced Domestic Science into their curriculum and the regular amount of cooking has been done. Questions suggest themselves: Why teach a boy to cook? Or Why not allow him to learn to plow and leave these household duties to girls and women? This sort of nonsensical experiment has been looked upon as a waste of time and money; however had you been present and participated in a real up to date four course dinner prepared by the high school boys, you would hereafter be a believer. Rex Curry prepared a large fat juicy turkey, Steve Huff and Elmer Elliott furnished cakes and pies and Sebe Wallace was there with the biscuit, and tis said that our worthy County Superintendent distinguished himself by eating one dozen biscuit and other things in proportion. We believe that before many years shall pass that boys will have charge of household affairs and women will hold all the offices and the end of time will be close at hand.

 

For sale or rent, 160 acres fine farming land, two miles south of Durham. Write V.V. Grant, Roll, Oklahoma.

 

H.D. Cox has the building for his new mill nearing completion, and will install the machinery in a few days. The building is 24 x 40 and with the attached engine room and storage facilities, he will have room to spare. He will soon have the best and most complete corn grinding and crushing outfit in western Oklahoma. J.E. Keen, County Treasurer, announces that the time for the payment of the first half of taxes has been extended to April 15, 1909 without penalty. Mr. Keen states that he is answering all communications in regard to taxes as fast as he can get to them. There are over 2,000 letters on file, so do not be anxious if it is a week or two before your inquiry is answered. Dr. and Mrs. Wallace, of the Durham neighborhood, passed through town Sunday in route to Elk City, where they were called by the illness of Mrs. Wallace’s infant boy, Tommy.

 

Born to Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Gilkerson on Tuesday, Feb. 23, a 10 pound son. John H. Kepley and Miss Josie Triplett were married at the office of the County Judge on Wednesday last. The ladies of the Baptist Church will be holding a missionary meeting on the afternoon of March 11 at the home of Mrs. J.E. Keen. Judging from the amount of farm implements and machinery being hauled from our town by the farmers, the acreage planted in this county this year will be much larger than any year heretofore. Wheat reached a new high water mark at Chicago on Saturday with $1.25 per bushel paid at that place that day. H.D. Cox is making arrangements for the erection of a 24 x 60 addition to his furniture storeroom. His plans are to fill it with first class furniture of the best and latest designs. John Vines has sold his stock of implement to R.R. Bull and L.C. Chance, who will continue the business at the old stand. S.A. Elliott fitted up a camp outfit and lit for the farm this week and we are confident that if Sam’s crops this fall are up to his expectations at the present time, they will overstock the market. E.W. Franklin of Grimes, Oklahoma has pure “TennesseeEvergreen” broom-corn seed direct from Mattoon, Illinois. T.E. Martin has fence posts for sale for 12.5 cents each located three miles northwest on the Wiley place.

 

Cheyenne Star, March 11, 1909

Mrs. Ezekiel F. Stephens parted this life at her home east of town on Sunday evening, March 6, 1909, age 23 years. Sam Brown and wife of Erick were in town Friday guests of Mrs. Brown’s mother, Mrs. A.O. Miller. Active work on the grading for the Clinton and Oklahoma Western Railroad will probably be commenced next week. {news from Clinton} Citizens of southwest Roger Mills County have organized the Sweetwater Oil, Coal, Gas, Lead & Zinc Company to ascertain if these minerals exist here in paying quantities. A bill providing that 320 acres can be taken as a homestead in certain states, has passed Congress and has been signed by the President. Hastin Seago had a preliminary examination before Judge Tracy on Monday last on a charge of using a knife on one named Briggs. He was placed under bond of $700 for his appearance at the coming term of District Court. Oscar Galloway has purchased the W.T. Hollis stock of general merchandise and they are now busy invoicing. As soon as the invoice is completed, Oscar will offer some bargains to the purchasing public.

 

ROLL ITEMS: Perry Madden a veteran miller was reported sick Friday so the mill remained quiet all day. People who have trained their pallets to the sweet taste of cornbread must abandon that luxury for a week. Denton & Brooks moved back into the old stand Friday. J.M. Perry has sold his business interest here to his brother, and will move to Texas. A new mail route starts into operation April 1. It accommodates people east of town, rendering the post offices of Downey and Rome, useless and they will probably be discontinued. Another route to reach people along the river is contemplated. Rev. Brown preached to a large and attentive audience Sunday.

Messers Helton and Swindinner of Shattuck, were in town several days this week in the interests of a manufactured stone machine. We understand that if sufficient encouragement is given, such a machine will be installed here. The music people of Roger Mills County will meet at Dead Indian School House, two miles east and four north of Cheyenne, the first Sunday and Saturday before in April to organize a County Singing Convention.

 

Ed Taylor and his sister, Miss Sallie, left Sunday for Dallas, Texas where they will spend several weeks visiting relatives and friends. John E. Vines left Sunday for Ft. Worth, Texas and if the prospects look good to him, he will locate at that place. C.E. Winford and wife are receiving the congratulations of their many friends over the arrival of a fine baby boy, whose birthdays will occur on the 6th of March. Mrs. W.A. Beaty, and Misses Carey Fields, Gertie Cross and Margorie Falconer, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Young, Dalia Walker and J.L. Anderson were Elk City visitors Sat. and Sun. Mrs. Milo Burlingame spent several days last week visiting relatives and friends at Elk City. She returned Sunday afternoon accompanied by her sister, Mrs. Stoney Duke, who will remain several days. M.W, Squires and H.O. Robinson of the Sweetwater neighborhood were in town Wednesday. Last Sat. Jim Baker, a well known character, was arrested for appropriating John Kendall’s overcoat without John’s permission. In a jury trial before Esquire Casady, he was found guilty and a fine of $20 and costs assessed, which he paid with a check and was released. In a short time, it was ascertained that the check was not good but Jim had already shook off the dust of Cheyenne streets from his brogans and started for pastures green and new. He was apprehended at Sayre and upon his return to Cheyenne, in failure to make good on the check, he now languishes in jail.

 

Cheyenne Star, Mar 18, 1909

Now is the time that Cheyenne needs a thorough spring cleaning. A stroll through the streets and alleys of our little town reveals an accumulation of rubbish and trash that is a disgrace to our little village. H.D. Cox is the agent for the Stewart Iron Works Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. This company manufactures orna-mental iron works for all purposes including lawn chairs, tree guards, park and lawn furniture, hitching posts, settees, water trough railings, cresting, window guards and park and cemetery fencing. H.D. Cox is now hard at work on that big furniture store building and expects to have the same ready for occupancy in a few days. He has to hurry as he has several carloads of furniture on the road and has to have the room to place it. James M. Evans, our efficient Sheriff, has just returned from McAlister where he delivered a prisoner at the penitentiary. He reports that the penitentiary at that place full to overflowing and prisoners being received in bunches every day.

 

Texie H. Jackson, Ray F. Cooksey, Maud A. Falconer, members of the Mizpah Chapter #27 Eastern Star submitted a resolution upon the death of their sister member, Laura Evans. Otis Smith, David Eichar, Jessie C. Cordill, Dicie Kinzer and Charles Hapgood made final proof before U.S. Comm. Carter, Tuesday. The Hamburg Lodge IOOF #221 published a resolution of respect for the wife of Dr. B.M. Ballenger. Signed by T.J. Lindley, T.J. White, E.Swindle.

 

W.W. Funston appointed postmaster at Rankin, since O. Solomon resigned. Mr. Solomon has sold his business at that place and will seek pastures new in the near future. Senator Mitchell and Rep. Paschal returned home Sunday the legislature having adjourned Saturday morning. F. Martin has been appointed postmaster at Shirley in the northeast part of the county. Scotty Falconer had the misfortune to have his right hand severely lacerated by a dog Sunday. Not content with this injury, he accidentally set fire to a rag soaked with turpentine which he had around the wound Monday evening and now instead of nursing a dog bite, he also has a badly burned hand to doctor. Prof. T. C. Moore has entered the journalistic field and has supplied a long felt want by issuing a twice a month school journal. The neat four page quarterly is devoted to the upbuilding of the schools of the county in particular.

 

W.H. Huddleston has just received his spring and summer stock of dry goods. Ed Lozer is out assessing. He made the writer sick the first day. J.S. Rockerson gave a surprise birthday party in his wife’s honor.

 

DEMPSEY NEWS: Market quotations at Dempsey: Corn 40-42 cents; Eggs 12.5 cents; Butter 15 cents; Chickens 9 cents. Samuel Frankford who has been spending several months at his old home in Missouri, returned last week and says there is no place that he has been that equals Oklahoma. Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Dodson on the 14th inst. a fine 8 pound girl. Dr. A.A. Huntley, Physician and Surgeon formerly of Oklahoma City has located at Dempsey. The blacksmiths are very busy as nearly everyone in this vicinity is getting things in shape to go to farming. You would think that Dempsey was a young Chicago from seeing the teams coming in with farm machinery. They all say that H. Sines, our smith, is the best one they have ever struck in this country. Dempsey had quite a fire scare last week caused by one of those Missouri suckers that did not know how to build a fire in Oklahoma: burnt quite a few fence posts; also about 75 bushels of corn for Chester Gould, and threatened to get everything in sight. Everyone in Dempsey is rejoicing that we soon can beat John D. Rockefeller out of the oil money and get our supplies of that necessity from Sweetwater instead, provided that our friends at that point are not joking over their prospects.

 

Wilbur S. Rimbey and Miss Grace Farrar were quietly married at the residence of the County Judge E.E. Tracy, on Sunday morning last. The bride is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Farrar and the groom is one of the well known young businessmen of Cheyenne and has the respect and esteem of all.

 

Joseph Sturgis of Angora made final proof last Saturday. George Waterman of Hammon and Miss Bessie Raspberry of Cheyenne were married at the Methodist parsonage on Saturday, March 13, 1909. Rev. W.W. Robinson officiating. J.W. Dobbs has added a nice clean and fresh line of shelf and fancy groceries and asks that you examine their stock and prices. Marriage licenses issued to W.T. Barker of Texmo and Miss Melvina Music of Brantley, Oklahoma. Dr. V.V. Grant was down from Roll Monday and reports that enterprising burg as flourishing like a green bay tree. The literary society of Square Top School House will give an entertainment Friday night, March 19, to which all are invited. Crawford Blade, owned by the management of the Star, ceases publication this week and all subscriptions to that paper will be filled out by the Cheyenne Star.

 

Frank T. Jordan will hold a public auction of his livestock and farm equipment, four miles north, 1 ½ east of Dempsey on Tuesday, March 23, 1909.

 

Arlon M. Osborne, Valentine Vehmann and John S. Caudle made final proof on their claims on Monday last.

 

Cheyenne Star, Mar. 25, 1909

Charley Hadsell, who was for a number of years in the general mercantile business at North Crawford was in town Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Hadsell will leave in a short time for an extended visit to their old home in Missouri. Mrs. A.E. Puryear has fresh bread for sale at her residence south of the Star office or butcher shop. Austin Goode, cashier of the Cotton Exchange Bank at Crawford was visiting with the home folks Sunday. T.L. Miller, formerly manager of the dry goods department for the Herring and Young at this place, but now located at Glazier, Texas, is in town this week. He is now office manager for A.H. Tandy in the real estate business at that point, and has the sales management of a big body of Texas land formerly known as the Tandy Ranch.

 

Grading of the Clinton Oklahoma Western Railroad was commenced at Clinton on March 15 when fifty teams and a large force of men were put to work on the branch between Clinton and Butler. Surveyors locating the line have completed their work and finances for its construction of the entire length have been secured. Ed Andris of Sedalia brought in $540 worth of fat hogs one day last week and has over 100 hogs left. He has been in the hog raising business for several years on the Sandstone bottom lands and finds the alfalfa, hog, corn combination a profitable one. Ed Wilms’ application for hearing for a pardon has been ordered that this notice be placed in the paper. All residents of the state of Oklahoma are required to pay an annual fee of $1.25 for the privilege of hunting. Non-residents are to pay $15 and foreigners are to pay $25 per year.

 

DEMPSEY NEWS: Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Brewer on the 16th a fine big boy. Quite a deal of grippe in our vicinity at present. Charles Robinson who has been working in Topeka, Kansas is home to rest up for an indefinite period of time. Our Dr. A.A. Huntley is kept busy; will begin hauling lumber Monday, March 24 for his drugs store. H.S. Dodson’s wife and babe are doing nicely. The blacksmith is busy all the time, he will have help from now on as Grover Shingle will begin to learn the trade under Mr. Sines. Lon and Ched Atwood are putting in a new pump.

 

W.H. Huddleston has a large stock of straw hats in his store. Dr. A.A. Huntley wants a good fast team. Individuals listed on the Epworth League program at the Methodist Church given Friday evening were Mr. Mogel, Stella Porter, Frank Gregoire, Stella Work, Lillie Belle Burlingame, Joe Streetman, Sebe Wallace, Cullen Johnson, Tom Bonner, Homer Work, Miss Flora Work, Agnes Goode, Paul Burlingame, Nona Keen, Vera Johnson, Cliff Keen, Susanna Dewey, Ben Curry, Hawkins Goode, Iva Brown, Freda Keen, Margaret Goode and Mrs. Irma Monroe.

 

W.S. Martin, the efficient postmaster at Durham was transacting business at Cheyenne on Friday last. Maurice Guthrie, who has a valuable claim near Berlin, was in town Saturday and made application for final proof. Florence Stephenson vs. James A. Sparks was the title of a contest before Comm. Carter Saturday. The land involved is in the neighborhood of Hamburg. The defendant did not appear and Miss Stephenson will win the land by his default. O.H. Hinds, one of Berlin’s most substantial and progressive citizens was transacting business in Cheyenne Saturday. The light rain Tuesday night was in the portions of the county west and north of Cheyenne, accompanied by heavy hail.

 

C.S. Gilkerson of Elk City was transacting legal business in Cheyenne this week and looking after his hog ranch near town. James F. Gilbert of Rankin made final proof on his land in the west part of the county. Prof T.C. Moore is in the area of Harrington today looking after educational matters.

 

Cheyenne Star, April 1, 1909

Joseph Pharington Taylor passed to the great beyond March 25, 1909. He was nineteen years old when the great Civil War broke out and he cast his lot with the Confederacy under General Ross of the 6th Texas Cavalry. He was severely wounded three times but each time he left the hospital before his wounds were healed and returned to the battlefield near Atlanta while still on crutches. He passed away at his home in Cheyenne and his remains were interred in the Cheyenne Cemetery. The South-west Teachers Meeting was held at Grimes Saturday, March 20. Supt Moss of Cheyenne presented an illustrated lecture on “the Kicking Tree” Walter Butler took an outside picture of the crowd, school and teachers at Grimes. W.W. Robinson, president of the Roger Mills County Sunday Schools, has fixed the date of the annual meeting for May 28-30 at Edenview, seven miles south of Cheyenne. T.L. Turner has just received the last consignment of his books. This gives him by far the best law library in the county. Since coming to town, Mr. Turner has not only built a good substantial residence, but has also built one of the best offices in town and is equipping it for business. Mr. E.S. Repass of Sweetwater was transacting business in our town on Tuesday. J.P. Johnson, at one time a resident of Cheyenne, but now living on his ranch near Roll, was transacting business in town Thursday.

 

Among those on the program for the Roger Mills Co. Teacher Assoc. to be held May 1, 1909 are Rev. Robinson, G.M. Denton, Supt. Moore, U.S. Floyd, A.T. Burge, G.D. Moss, D.V. Seaver, W.A. Adams. Ora A. Black, Co. Supt. Entertainment was given by the Epworth League at the ME church last night and was largely attended.

 

Cheyenne Star April 8, 1909

Pleasant Ridge NEWS: Rabbit hunting is the rage of the day. Mr. J.K. Kepley lost a valuable horse this week with blind staggers. A Sunday School organized at Pleasant Ridge will meet the first Sunday in April. There was a school entertainment given at Pleasant Ridge school house April 6. Mr. and Mrs. Burton’s infant child is rapidly improving after severe illness of whooping cough and pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Foster, Mr. and Mrs. Lathrop and Mr. John Rogers were Texmo visitors Thursday, Mrs, Floyd Thomas is again among her friends after a slight illness. Mr. John Rogers lost a fine two year old colt Saturday. Cause of death was blind staggers. There is a new mail route started from Roll which came down in our vicinity. Mrs. Ruckman and Helen Lathrop spent Sat. at her home near Rome.

 

John Jones of Canadian and Frank Trammell of Cataline, Texas had been in this vicinity for the past week purchasing yearling steers. Last week, Mrs. Jones purchased 1400 head which he has taken to the panhandle for pasturage. This week Mr. Trammell purchased over 1000 head which he is now rounding up and will drive to his ranch near Cataline for spring and summer grazing. 2400 head of yearling steers sold within ten days shows that Cheyenne country can still lay some claims to still be a cow country.

 

Actual work on the Clinton Oklahoma Western Railroad began the first of the past week at Clinton toward Butler. The purpose if to build westward from Butler to the Texas panhandle. Fifty teams are at work grading the CO&W. The route to Butler is not yet decided on but it will probably be the river route.

 

ROLL ITEMS: Perry Madden unloaded a large consignment of farm implements Monday. Miss Rula Woodruff who has been away since Christmas, came home Sunday. Not withstanding the fact that we have had no rain to speak of since Nov. 29, there is considerable moisture in the ground and farming is being pushed along on all lines. Wheat looks fine generally and oats are up. Mrs. Florence Davis, who for two years has had advantage of the school facilities at Sayre for her two children, was out last week with Hale. Her many friends were glad to welcome her again on the streets and hope she will decide to move back to Roll.

Pleasant Ridge (Rocky) Dist. #40 school report for month of March, 1909. Twenty days taught. Pupils enrolled 40. Average attendance 33. Those neither absent or tardy during the month were James and Harley Rogers, Helen and June Lathrop, Willie and Beulah Rippey. Those visiting the school were T.C. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Dain, Mr. John Kepley, Mr. C.A. Lathrop, Misses Lura, Hazel and Thelma Hapgood, Miss Laura Rogers, Mr. Cochran and Mr. J.K. Kepley. Stella Ruckhman, teacher.

 

Protests against the final proof of A.X. Grace of the Durham neighborhood was on trial before Comm. Carter Wed. A representative of the Peters Gun and Ammunition Co. gave an exhibition of fancy and expert revolver, rifle and shotgun shooting on Tuesday evening. While this exhibition was given for the purpose of advertising the Peters line of ammunition, it was the best expert shooting that was ever given in Cheyenne or for that matter in any other community. Dr. W.H. Gunn, who was at one time located in Cheyenne, committed suicide at Oklahoma City Monday by going the morphine route. The doctor had a rather checkered career in Oklahoma and at one time was well fixed financially. Losses in money and poor health are given as the cause of his self-destruction. Joe A. Moad of Carpenter was transacting business in Commissioner’s court Monday. Mrs. A.E. Puryear has fresh bread daily at her residence, south of star office or butcher shop. The regular spring term of district court is in session this week with Judge E.E. Tracy presiding. Herring and Young have two fine good milking Durham cows, with calves by side for sale cheap. R.V. Converse has three or four good heavy teams of work mules for sale; well broke and in good shape. L.W. Pate Hardware Company is carrying this season the J.I. Case Separator and Traction Engine and if you are contemplating the purchase of a thrashing outfit, you should see them before purchasing. The ice cream parlor has baseball goods for sale. Contest case of John A. Wise vs. Mary Etta Mead for land in the old RedMoon neighborhood was on trial before Comm. Carter last Monday. Jeff Crawford of the Rankin area was in town Wed. The Presbyterians will hold services at the ME church next Sunday both morning and evening. Frank W. Hartzog, John S. Havron and Frank A. Gill were among those submitting final proof this week. D.G. Moore of Texmo was in attendance at county court this week looking after the interest of several clients in some very important cases.

 

Pleasant weather of the last week has the farmers very busy, and as a consequence, everything has been very quiet in town. The pupils of the Cheyenne Public Schools are busily engaged in the preparation of a play to be given to the public in the near future. Wheat hit the high places in the price this week, ranging in the $1.25 a bushel. To Telephone Users: Those having phones are requested not to do messenger work for those who have none. This request is not made for the benefit of the exchange; but on account of the numerous complaints by our patrons who are annoyed by such requests. Northwest Telephone Company.

 

Cheyenne Star April 15, 1909

Kenneth Cunningham writes from Manila, Philippines Feb 7, 1909, “I desire to thank my friends who have ably assisted me by sending recommendations that anyone away from home and friends might well be proud of. I am enjoying my work and delight to represent the grandest flag that ever waved. I owe it all to parents, friends and to the good God that rules the universe.” Curt White of Durham was in the Star office renewing his subscription. E. Barnard and F. W. Dutten Haver of Durham were attending court this week.John A. Reynolds, Thomas J. Wells, Otis Kent, Ruben A. Wells, Marion F. Parker, Marshall T. Cruzan and Lauriz Jensen were among those who submitted final proof on their claims this week.

 

The case of the state of Oklahoma vs. William Johnson, an assault case in the Dead Indian School neighborhood in which Johnson was accused of cutting one Emmett Hall in September last. the jury brought in a verdict of guilty and the punishment was assessed at 10 days in jail and payment of costs. The State of Oklahoma vs. Roy Hill who was charged with highway robbery. The case is expected to be given to the jury today. W.S. Martin, postmaster at Durham was in attendance at District Court this week. Jerry Forbes, postmaster at Roll has resigned the office at that place, and left for New Mexico. Mrs. Frances Walker is in charge of the office, pending the appointment of a new postmaster. Seventy-five men with teams are engaged in throwing up the roadbed for the CO&W Railroad and very soon four or five more grading crews will be put on at various places along the proposed route. The work is progressing nicely and has been completed across the quarter section belonging to Stone Road, a Cheyenne Indian. The place of beginning was about one-half mile northeast of the Orient depot. Everything about the camp looks spic and span and another horse tent will be erected in a few days. Very soon the camp will have to move further up the route to be near the work. The work being done is of great interest. It is astonishing to see how rapidly the graders do the work. This is accounted for due to the fact that the teams are in fine shape and the Adams Construction Company’s outfit cannot be excelled in the state. Ahead of the graders, the railroad engineers are at work making a final survey. They will soon reach the Washita River where a bridge will be built. Within a half mile of the river on the north side, it will be necessary to do some difficult grading through a hill.

 

Dr. Swarts and wife and Mrs. Letia Swarts of Canadian, TX were in town over Sun. guests of Milo and Mrs. Burlingame. Dr. Swarts is looking for a location for the practice of his profession and was in this vicinity for that purpose. Marshal Salyer has erected the curfew bell and rings the same promptly at 8:30 p.m. each evening, so you had better look out or the “boogey man will get you”. S.A. Elliott was a Sayre and Clinton visitor the fore part of the week. Easter Sunday was a disappointment to many of the fair inhabitants of our town as it was too windy and dusty to put the new millinery on parade.

 

There will be an open meeting of the Farmers’ Union at Lone Star School House, Saturday, April 24, 1909. Thomas W. Cheek, County Secretary.

 

A.C. Bradshaw, Postmaster at Texmo, and Editor of the Texmo Times is in attendance at District Court this week. George J. Weast, of the east side of the county made final proof on his land. Mary Simon, a county charge who has been provided for at the home of Oscar Scott, was seriously burned on Monday afternoon last. Her clothing caught fire from the stove and before they could be extinguished, the old lady was so badly burned, that it is not thought that she can recover.

 

Among those attending District Court were T.B. Upton, G.W. Parker, Dr. A.B.C. Davis, one of the leading physicians of Durham and vicinity. B.D. Work has opened a carpenter and furniture repair shop, ½ block east of the Farmer’s Gin. Rev. W.W. Robinson and wife are able to be up again after severe illness. J.L. Duggan of Little Robe, and Mrs. G.W. Franklin of near Dempsey were town visitors last week. Ed Taylor has been quite sick the past few days. Rev. H.C. Gullege of Texmo was in town Monday and Tues. Ed H. Williams, one of Rankin’s enterprising farmers and Bart Good, formerly cashier of Cotton Exchange Bank of this place but now manager of Elk City Milling Co. were in Cheyenne last week.

 

Cheyenne Star, April 22, 1909

Ed Taylor, the dispensary artist at the cold drink emporium, is limping around with a badly sprained foot. The ice cream parlor is being re-papered and put in good shape for the summer trade. F.O. Leach, clerk for Cheyenne Township, states that the equalization board will meet Thursday, May 6, to equalize assessment. Walter Simpson gives the following estray notice: Taken up by me on the 10th day of April, 1909, at my place nine miles northwest of Cheyenne on the Washita River, one white horse branded UF on left shoulder, weighs about 900 pounds, about 9 years old, wire cut on muscle of right foreleg. Parties owning said horse must pay the estray charges before taking animal.

 

Dr. V.V. Grant and bride nee Miss Rose Darnell passed through Cheyenne on Fri. last in route to Roll where they will make their home. They married in Stephenson, Texas. Some of the people of this town have a very pernicious habit of piling and throwing wastepaper into the streets. Later the wind carries it up and down the sidewalks, hangs it in graceful festoons on the fences and piles it in the doorways. We under-stand there is an ordinance against throwing wastepaper into the streets and alleys and if there is, it should be enforced.

 

Thomas Hlawacek, the harness maker, left last week for Canadian, Texas where he will open up a harness shop. Clapp and Weir are the new wallpaper and paint artists, and have opened a shop next door to the Gause Livery Stable. They are prepared to handle any work in their line with neatness and dispatch. T.M. Miller left Mon. for Oklahoma City where he will attend a meeting of the Grand Chapter and Council of the Royal Arch Masons. Miss Volina Miller, who has been visiting home folks during the Easter holidays, returned to the city with him and will resume her studies at the Epworth University (Oklahoma City University). W.H. Lee has just installed an elegant soda fountain and will be well equipped to attend the wants of the public during the coming heated period. Cheyenne took a step forward on Tuesday last when this school district voted to bond in the sum of $10,000 for the purpose of erecting a new school building. This is not only a step forward in making Cheyenne an educational center but also a step forward in the upbuilding of the town and country in general.

 

B.H. Monroe has moved to Clinton and opened a real estate office there. On Friday evening, April 16, Berlin represented by Lee Goddard, Ray Smith and Roy Winters and Sayre represented by Ervin Brauch-man, Marion Rook and Marvin Fuchs met at Berlin Hall in a debate called a “rub”. These young men had twice previously debated with Berlin winning at Sayre and Sayre winning one at Berlin. The following question was debated, “Resolved: That the Americans had more disadvantages eighty years ago than today”. After over two hours of hard discussion, the judges rendered the decision in favor of Berlin who held the affirmative.

Sam Elliott posts the following notice: Black Tom, the famous mammoth jack will be kept at the Tom Kadle Barn in Cheyenne for the season.

 

Cheyenne Star, April 29, 1909

The new Clinton &Oklahoma Western Railroad will go the river route to Butler. In the neighborhood of Valley View, midway between Clinton and Butler, a good town will be built. Land is increasing in value. In the new town site new stores and residences will be built. Work on the road is going on rapidly. Contractor Adams is putting on another crew and adding teams daily. The grade is nearly finished from the Rock Island water tank to where they cross the Orient just south of the terminal. The ground has been staked off west of the tank to the river. Grading will now begin on this and when finished, about two miles of grading will have been completed. The C&OW will get water for its trains at the Rock Island tank. The road only misses it 12 feet. T.J. Nance is in the east purchasing the steel.

 

J.A.Warren in the Redmoon area was arrested Saturday charged with pistol toting. The cause was brought before Squire Casady and continued until May 15. Miss Delila Decker, who has been teaching at Crawford public school the past winter, was a Cheyenne visitor Sat. S. Jackson made a flying trip to Oklahoma City last week returning Saturday night. H.D. Cox is in Oklahoma City this week laying in a large stock of fine furniture for his spring and summer trade. Miss Dalia Walker of the Star force spent Sat. and Sun. with friends in Foss. Thomas Boucher, one of the oldest and most respected citizens living about six miles southwest of Cheyenne, died on Monday last. Mr. Boucher was one of the earliest settlers of the Cheyenne country and had done much to redeem this part of Oklahoma from its wild native state and had the esteem and respect of all. He was the father of Mrs. J.W. Finch, and had made his home with her for some time. The funeral services were conducted under the auspices of the Cheyenne IOOF Lodge of which he was a member. The election Tuesday for town officers passed off quietly with but little interest and a light vote was cast. The following officers were elected: T.M. Miller, A.H. Carter and L.W. Pate, trustees; J.R. Casady, Justice of the Peace; R.N. Higgins, Assessor; S. Jackson, treasurer. Joe A. Moad, one of the county election board was in town last Wed. canvassing the returns in the town election held at Cheyenne on Tuesday. John Sauer, City Marshal, notifies all parties that they are hereby to clean up their premises, streets and alleys adjoining.

 

Dick Wright of the Texmo area was on trial in the county court Monday on the charge of being drunk, disorderly and resisting an officer. Dick pled not guilty to the charge and demanded a trial by jury. After hearing somewhere in the neighborhood of 100 witnesses, the jury concluded that the “prepon-derance of evidence” was in favor of Dick, and they rendered a verdict of “not guilty”. The state was represented by Co. Atty. Mouser while Dick’s welfare was looked after by D.G. Moore.

 

We printed bills Wed. for J.M. Rhodes, the enterprising merchant at Crawford. He puts on a big bargain sale Saturday and believes in letting the people know what he is doing. On Wed. Mark M. Hoggatt, Ella M. Glenn, Henry F. Penny, and James M. Boykin submitted final proof before Comm. Carter on their claims in the northwest part of the county. Frank E. Palmeter, of Paul, this county made final proof before Comm. Carter this morning. T. O. Sparks of Carpenter was a Cheyenne visitor.

 

Severe hail storms have been reported at various portions of the county during the last week. Heavy hail fell north and west of Cheyenne, but little damage was done. George Boone was on trial in the county court Tues. charged in the present day language, “bootlegging” or in the old time parlance of “disposing”. It was a jury trial, and while there seems to be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the prosecuting witness had gotten a big dose of “joy water”, it was not shown to the satisfaction of the jury that George had furnished the bottle of joy and they returned the verdict of not guilty. Mouser and Anderson prosecuted while Mitchell and Grimm represented the defendant. Students at the Cheyenne High School presented a play, “Burleigh’s Ranch” on Thurs. and Fri. nites. Roy E. Pratt, James M. Wilson and Harvey A. Garber made final proof on their claims as did William H. Miller and Charles L. Barnhart of Elk City, John O. Wall, Julius H. Turbyfill, James W. Turbyfill, Elmo Welker and Orlington Short, Abner A. King, Keelen Smith, Chester W. Gould, and Sallie B. Taylor all made proof.

 

Cheyenne Star, May 6, 1909

C.H. Simpson, one of the enterprising and progressive farmers of the Durham neighborhood was a visitor on the Cheyenne streets Tues. Eli Shotwell of the Grimes area is too busy farming to come to town so he enclosed a $1 to the office and says, “send her along”. Mrs. Leon Young and Mrs. Mavis Cunningham spent several days of this week in Oklahoma City. The County quarterly teacher’s meeting at Cheyenne on Sat. last was the most interesting meetings ever held in the county. Following dinner Miss Ora Black and A.S. McKinney presented programs. L.C. Reynolds, presiding about nine miles northwest of Cheyenne had the misfortune to lose his barn by fire during the heavy wind on Thurs. last. He also lost a big lot of feed, including corn and oats and most of his harness and farming implements. One horse was burned to death and another one received severe burns and injuries. It is supposed that the fire originated from sparks blown from the kitchen fire. J.W. Cooper, E.W. Crane, T.J. Duke, W.H. Kramer, W.H. Kilby, G.W. Parker, Oliver Johnson, W.H. Huddleson, Chub Atwood, T.C. Sparks and T.B. Upton renewed their subscrip-tions last week. Cotton buyers predict cotton prices will be 11 cents a pound next fall.

 

The IOOF #135 drafted the following resolution upon the death of Thomas Boucher who departed this life on April 26, 1909. The extend sympathy in the personal loss to the family. Signed by F.E. Tanner, J.H. Osborne, F.G. Brann. Dr. Helf of Berlin, one of the oldest and best known physicians in this portion of Oklahoma was in town Tuesday attending a meeting of the Roger Mills Co. Medical Association.

 

Roger Mills Co. Sunday School Convention will meet at Square Top School House, five miles east of Cheyenne on May 28-30. Those on the program are: L.E. Stephens, Rev. Fred Chubb, Rev. W.W. Robinson, Rev. H.C. Gulledge (Texmo), Rev. Brotches, John Harrison, W.D. Nichols, and Alice Blackburn.

 

F.O. Leach, Clerk of the Cheyenne Township Equali-zation Board, advises there will be a meeting Thursday, May 6 to equalize assessments. J.W. Moore, a bridge contracator of Kingston is here this week. He is a brother of J.J. Moore and has a bid pending with the Co. Commissioners for the bridge across the Washita north of town. J.P. Johnson was down from Dead Indian Monday and mingled with the boys quite promiscuously. The residence of R.V. Converse, east of town, with the household furniture was destroyed by fire this morning. Origin of the fire is unknown. Samuel Watts of Roll is one of the new readers of the Star. Mrs. M.R. Kirkley of Shattuck and Miss Lillian Cox are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Cox. L.W. Pate Hardware Company at Cheyenne advertises the celebrated J.I. Case engine and separator.

 

Cheyenne Star, May 13, 1909

Sweetwater Oil and Gas Company have completed their organization. J.M. Farris is president, G.J. Coburn vice president, U.A. Albin secretary, Frank Banks treasurer. The above with H.T. Myers and William Banks constitute the Board of Directors. This company is sanguine of success and believe that oil, coal and gas will be found in that vicinity. The contractors on the Clinton-Butler Railroad have finished about three miles of grade out of Clinton. It is thought that grading will be started at Butler east in a few days.

 

A.S. McKinney has been doing some good work grading on the section line on the west side of the town site. This not only places this street in good condition, but will also prove very beneficial to Mr. McKinney in preventing his land from overflowing during times of high water.

 

Walker Huff and Bird Pierce purchased the Star Meat Market of Lafe Anderson and will continue the business at the old stand; fresh and smoked meats on hand at all times. The boys will carry ice in stock at all times and will make deliveries anywhere in town. Sam Earnest who was indicted by the grand jury at the last term of District Court for selling “booze” was tried in county court last week, and found guilty as charged. The jury assessed a fine of $200 and a jail sentence of 60 days. The Cheyenne Public Schools close on Friday for the term. While this has been a most successful term, Cheyenne proposes to forge to the front in educational matters and as our new school building will be completed and ready for occupancy by the beginning of the fall term, we should make preparations for a large increase in attendance for the coming term.

 

The baseball season was opened at Cheyenne on Friday afternoon last by a game between the high school boys and a nine composed of the businessmen of the town. The fans were out in goodly number while the rooters for the school boys were on hand and the school yell was much in evidence. The game was called with the school boys to bat and the first inning resulted in a goose egg for the students. The game throughout was replete with phenomenal playing on both sides, but the businessmen were too heavy for the kids and the game closed with a score of 21-16 in favor of the Business 9. William A. Cronin, Stephen T. Dorman, Leslie C. Brownley and Julia R. Butler made final proof before Comm. Carter on Friday last. There is much air of excitement about the high school these days among the members of the graduating class. The names of the class are: Volina M. Paschal, Henry T. Tracy, Chester N. Tracy and while not large in numbers, it makes up for that in excellency.

 

A.J. Sodders was arrested Tuesday on the charge of unlawful possession of booze. He entered a plea of guilty in county court and was fined $50 and sentenced to 30 days in the county bastile. John T. Rankin of Rankin was in town Monday. W.T. Hollis and family left for Elk City Tues. where they will make their home in the future. Dr. J.P. Miller is spending a few days this week in Oklahoma City attending a meeting of the state board of health. A.A. Hitchcock, one of our good farmer friends, dropped in this week and pushed his subscrip-tion up another notch. L.L. Collins, who has been visiting relatives and friends at various Ohio points, returned to Cheyenne last week and is again busy in the tin shop. Mrs. Collins remained in Ohio and will visit for several weeks longer. At the Country Life Convention held at Guthrie last week, Prof. T. C. Moore, our County Supt of Schools, delivered an address on the “Old Time Husking Bee” that attracted considerable attention and procured him a very complimentary mention in the leading dailies.

 

E.W. Crane has some choice broomcorn seed, both dwarf and standard for sale at Lee’s Drugs Store in Cheyenne also at my place one mile north of McCaskill School House. H.D. Cox was a Sayre visitor Tuesday. P.D. Work has opened a carpenter and furniture repair shop one half block east of the Farmer’s Gin. Mr. and Mrs. A.S. McKinney are in Weatherford this week visiting their daughter, Miss Lucille, who is attending school at that point. Mrs. Ella Weeks of Roll and William H. Berry of Little Robe are among the new subscribers to the Cheyenne Star. The reception tendered the graduating class by the juniors of the high school at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Warren last night was one of the most pleasant entertain-ments of the school year. S.A. Elliott and A.G. Gray, two of the members of the Cheyenne School Board visited Shattuck, Canadian and other points this week investigating the different materials for our new school building, which will be erected this summer. It is expected to begin work on the new building soon. Roger Mills County Singing Association will hold their second convention at Grimes May 29-30. This association was organized at Dead Indian school house April 3, 1909 with the following officers: President George Sollers of Edenview; Vice President John B. Tracy at Dead Indian; Secretary Myrtle Repass at Grimes; Chaplain John H. Osborne at Dead Indian. Trustees: W.D. Kendall of Dead Indian, Prof. E.L. Barrett of Dead Indian and Frank Brewer of Grimes.

 

Resolution by the GGG Club of Grimes for Mrs. Mahala Emeline Culp. Sympathies are extended to the children by many loving friends. Oscar Scott has for sale dwarf and milo maize seed, ½ miles east of the Dead Indian School house.

 

Cheyenne Star, May 20, 1909

F.M. Hill of Aledo, Dewey County visited his daughter, Mrs. A.H. Carter this week. Nathan Marder of Grimes, John Wittorff of Hammon and Sarah L. Cooper of Cheyenne made final proof beforeComm. Carter. Bob Trammell, Deputy Sheriff was in the northwestern part of the county this week, looking after the collection of delinquent taxes. Considerable complaint comes from the Crawford area of the depredations of lawless young hoodlums. At the Crawford Church a few evenings past, harness was cut and rigs damaged in a spirit of reckless and malicious mischief and only good luck prevented serious damage to life and limb when the congregation started home. Such doings must be stopped and the people of the area have fully made up their minds to do some vigorous prosecuting in the very near future in case the depredations continue. Sheriff Evans returned from New Mexico this week with F.M. Adams who is charged with removing mortgaged property with the intention of defrauding creditors. Adams was arraigned before Judge Tracy Tues., waived examination and placed under bond of $750 for his appearance before the next grand jury. Pending of the making of bond, he was committed to jail.

 

T.D. McCuistion of the extreme northwestern part of the county, was arrested yesterday on a charge of “offering to practice medicine without having procured a license to practice”. The preliminary examination on the charge is being held before Co. Judge Tracy today. Wed. afternoon marriage licenses were issued for the marriage of A.F. Jaeger to Miss Cora Adams, both of Rankin. Work will begin on the new iron bridge across the Washita north of town in a few days and the contractor expects to have the same completed in two weeks. There is some talk of having a big picnic in the grove at the bridge when finished.

 

W.P. Madden, District Clerk, spent Sunday at his farm near Roll. Louis Miller of South of town is one of the new readers of the Star. S.Jackson and B.F. Bynum left Mon. for Enid where they will attend a meeting of the State Bankers Association. Isaac N. Yowell and James W. Starr of Rankin; Annie Johnson of Cheyenne; Ocelia Daniels of Brantley; Aaron Cofer of Texmo; Beatrice E. King of Harrington made final proof on Monday. Bird, the eight year old son of J.E. Wilson of Texmo started to lead a horse to water on Monday last. Not thinking of the danger, the little fellow tied the halter rope around his waist. The horse becoming frightened, started running, dragging the child to death.

 

Lee’s Soda Fountain will be run by the Epworth League on Sat. May 22. The proceeds will go to furnishing the Methodist parsonage. Prof. G.D. Moss, principal of the Cheyenne Public Schools for the term just closed, left for Oklahoma City Monday. He will return in July and be in attendance at the County Normal as one of the instructors. It is understood that the professor will have charge of the public schools at Cheyenne the coming winter. K.C. Gill of Harrington who is now at Cheyenne under medical treatment, called at the Star office Tuesday and had the paper sent to C.R. Martin and B.A. Gill at Hannibal, Missouri. Mr. Gill is a great believer in the future of this portion of Oklahoma and believes in keeping our county before the people back in the states.

 

Some smart young men of some of the rural communities of the northwest part of the county have concluded that a good way to attract attention to themselves would be to tear down a lot of rural mailboxes, and they proceeded to do so. They no doubt have attracted attention, but whether the U.S. Marshal and Post Office inspector will prove to be the attraction these youthful lawbreakers desired, is a matter for the future to show. John L. Warren and family moved to ranch west of town on Sat. and now W.A. Beaty and family are occupying the Warren residence.

 

Misses Taylor and Work announce they will open a first class dressmaking shop on Monday, May 24, in rooms at Dr. Gregoire’s residence. Miss Dolly Slief, a stenographer of Dover is now in the employ in the Star Office. Miss Carey Fields left Sat. morning for Clarendon where she will spend some time visiting the family of Dr. John Standifer. Miss Dahlia Walker who has been employed in the Star office for the past year as stenographer left Sat. for Sayre where she will be the employ of E.P. Gum. William Murphy, Marion Bauman and Charles W. Bashaw made final proof Tuesday.

 

Selwin Allen’s corn crib and pig pen burned Sat. afternoon last and as the heavy black smoke rolled over the hill in the east part of town, it caused considerable excitement. Loss light and the pigs were saved. The Junior leaguers enjoyed a social at the Methodist parsonage Tuesday evening. G.W. Hodges is helping the looks of the store rooms occupied by Herring & Young by the addition of a neat porch thereto.

 

Cheyenne Star, May 27, 1909

It has been seventeen years since the opening of the Cheyenne country and has never had a total crop failure and this year is not going to be an exception. The recent rains has put the ground in excellent condition for planting and the acreage that will be seeded in corn, cotton and broomcorn in the next ten days will be enormous and the harvest this fall will be enormous also. E.M. Black and family moved to town from the farm last week and are temporarily located in the storeroom formerly occupied by the Hlawacek Harness Shop. Mr. Black has rented his farm for the season. The heaviest rain and hail storm ever experienced in this portion of the county occurred Sat. night late. Hail of extraordinary size fell at Cheyenne and did considerable damage in town, in fact just about cleaned out the windows on the north and west sides of buildings which were not protected by screens. The school house and court house windows were riddled both on the north and west. Hardly a house in town but what showed the effects of the hail Sunday morning. The storm seems to be heaviest in town and west up the river. Growing crops in the path of the storm are a total loss and great damage to stock is reported in various localities. At the Bowman ranch, west of Cheyenne, six horses are known to have been killed and it is thought that other stock was lost as they have not been seen since the storm. A very heavy rain followed the hail and Sun. morning the streams were all out of banks, and considerable damage resulted from overflow.

 

Mrs. Nemsgerm residing about eight miles south of town had the misfortune to be thrown from a mule Monday evening; the fall resulting in a compound fracture of the right arm in two places. Dr. Gregoire was called and reduced the fractures and the lady is resting as easily as could be expected under the circum-stances. When the rain and hail storm struck Cheyenne on Sat. night last, Oscar Casady concluded that it would be a good policy to go to the dugout and go in a hurry. He made a grab for his pantaloons a succeeded in getting them on, but as he went in the door of the cave, his father asked him “What is the matter, son that you are backing into the door?” Upon investigation it was discovered that Oscar in the rush of dressing had placed his pants on wrong side before, but he says he made the dugout all right and didn’t walk backwards either.

 

Redmoon and Cheyenne crossed bats on the diamond on Sat. last. The game was close and interesting; the home team winning by a narrow margin of one tally. Dr. J.A. Gregoire has leased the upper floor of the Dobbs Building and has fitted the same up for a hospital. This is something that has been needed in Cheyenne for some time and will under the management of Dr. Gregoire, undoubtedly prove a success. The hospital will be fully equipped for the performing of the most intricate of operations and competent and trained nurses will be in attendance.

 

W.T. Rook, who sometime ago secured a patent on a mailbag catcher, and which invention has been very favorably received by the Postal Service as well as several of the railroads, is organizing a $25,000 company to promote his device and place the same on the market. It is the desire of the inventor to interest local capital and to keep the profits that are bound to accrue at home. $10,000 of the stock is now on the market. W.T. has a good thing in this invention, but it will take some capital to place the device on the market and it is for this purpose that the company is being organized. Coleman White has a model of the invention on exhibition at Herring & Young Store and will be pleased to show its workings to anyone interested. Plans and specifications are being prepared for Cheyenne’s new $10,000 public school building. The directors have decided to erect the building of cement stone and it will be not only a thing of beauty but a credit to the community when completed.

 

Since the rains it has been pretty dull in the city. The farmers are too busy with their work to come to town and the only people doing any business are the implement dealers. Two gypsies created some interest in town Tuesday and paraded the streets offering to tell of the unseen to those who crossed their palm with a silver coin. The marshal concluded that they should pay a occupation tax for their proposal and their refusal to do so took them before the town justice. On their pleading ignorance of the law and poverty, they were turned loose with an admonition to make tracks for a more congenial climate and they proceeded to do so and not wasting any time in making their getaway. The clean-up order has been generally observed by our citizens and Cheyenne is now in a better sanitary condition than it has been for some time.

 

Irvin McKinney one of Cheyenne’s popular young men, last week enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the naval recruiting station in Oklahoma City. He left immediately for San Francisco and will be assigned to one of Uncle Sam’s war vessels. Jack Cronin, Oscar Scott, and A.A. Hitchcock are at Arnett this week as witnesses in district court. W.C. Mitchell, a graduate dentist has located at Roll in the office of V.V.Grant. The Williams Gin people have been busily engaged the last two weeks installing their sawmill plant and have the same about ready for business. G.M. Good residing one mile south of town reports quite a number of pigs and shoats drowned in the overflow of Sergeant Major Sat. night. J.E. Vines came in from Ft. Worth, Texas this week and says that he is back in Cheyenne to stay and will open a real estate office here. Hillary and Ora Warren who attended school at Ft. Worth, Texas the past fall and winter returned home Sat.

 

Decatur Rosser of Berlin is at the Cheyenne Hospital under treatment for a severe attack of acute rheumatism.

 

Cheyenne Star June 3, 1909

The annual school meeting of the Cheyenne Public Schools was held at the school house on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting was well attended. A.G. Gray is president of the board. John H. Osborne re-elected Treasurer. A levy of 5 mills was voted for incidental expenses, and a 10 mill levy for teacher’s salaries. This is a five mill increase for teacher’s salaries. The coming year gives promise of being one of the best in our history. The board was empowered to draw plans and specifications and make contract for the erection of the new school building. It was also authorized to sell the old school building. Miss Jessie Kendall, daughter of J.H. Kendall, had the misfortune to badly wrench her ankle Sunday afternoon last.

 

A little seven year old son of T.K. Little was brought to the Cheyenne Hospital on Sunday last suffering with a severe attack of locked bowels. Dr. Gregoire and Dr. Tedrowe from Elk City performed an operation Sunday evening. The little sufferer bore the operation well and it was expected that he would recover. Later in the evening a change for the worse was noticed and his spirit took its flight to the great beyond at 11:30 p.m. The remains were interred in the Cheyenne Cemetery Monday afternoon.

 

The Cheyenne and Roll baseball teams crossed bats on the Cheyenne diamond Tuesday. Roll has a pretty good aggregation of players and succeeded in winning the game. Dr. Tedrowe and his son, John, came over from Elk City Sunday in their automobile, returning Monday morning. Doctor says he is quite certain that the roads between the two towns is now in good shape as he worked them out coming over.Leslie Barton, assistant cashier of the Cheyenne State Bank, left last week for a few weeks’ visit with home folks at Kaufman, Texas. A.H. and Mrs. Carter and son, Cliff left Tuesday for Cass County, Missouri on a visit to Mr. Carter’s mother and brother. After a visit they will go down in the Ozarks and feast on straw-berries, young squirrel and fish. The editor and family had the pleasure spending Sunday last at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Cox in the west part of town. Miss Volina Miller will bring a solo to the special services at the Methodist church next Sunday. She has just returned this week from Oklahoma City where she has been attending school. Mrs. Ann Cobb and Mrs. Haines of the Berlin neighborhood were in town trading on Thursday last.

 

Roger Mills County Sunday School Convention met Friday evening at the Square Top School for a three day meeting. Serving as President is Rev. W.W. Robinson. Others in attendance were Rev. H.C. Gulledge, Bro. Johnson of Berlin, Mrs. McColgin of Rankin, Mr. Lester of Edenview, Mr. Moring of Rose Hill. John J. Kirk secretary from Rankin states that he hopes every school will be represented at the Washita Church in August.

 

The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Gray has been quite sick but as we go to press, it is thought to be improving. T.L. Miller has returned from Glazier, Texas and accepted his old position in the dry goods department with Herring & Young. Dr. G.H. Wallace of Shattuck was in town the first part of the week as was Dr. V.V. Grant of Roll, who took in the Cheyenne-Roll baseball game.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Osborne have a baby girl at their domicile. Henry Goode of Texmo was transacting business in town yesterday.

 

Cheyenne Star June 11, 1909

A disastrous fire was narrowly adverted in the S.A. Elliott store rooms early Tuesday morning. A fire was first discovered in the match case. The rains on that morning had supplied sufficient water in the streets to enable the citizens to put the fire out before it had done much damage. The loss was probably $200. The new steel bridge across the Washita River just north of town will be completed within the next few days. This structure will give the farmers who reside in the north part of the county a direct and good road to Cheyenne. Miss Flora Keen left Sunday morning for a two weeks visit with friends in Oklahoma City. John Reynolds the little eighteen month old child of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Gray died last Friday at 8:00 a.m. The little fellow had suffered two or three weeks from an attack of summer complaint. The funeral was conducted from the ME Church, Saturday morning and the remains laid to rest in Cheyenne Cemetery.

 

F.E. Herring was down from Elk City Tuesday. D.J. Young, cashier of the Canadian Valley Bank of Canadian, Texas, passed through Cheyenne in his automobile on Tuesday, on his return trip from Sayre. Town Board has ordered a part of the townsite re-surveyed and contemplate the grading of Broadway. R.N. Higgins is the Co. Surveyor. Mrs. S. Jackson and her mother, Mrs. Hornbeak left this week for an extended visit at Utah. They plan to visit to visit the exhibition at Seattle, Washington before returning. Miss Madge Gray is visiting the Reynolds family at Roll. Lilburn, Robbie and Donnaletta, children of Dr. Tom Standifer, of Clarendon, Texas, are visiting friends and relatives in Cheyenne.

 

C.O. Gause, received a message yesterday announcing the death of his mother at Newcastle, Indiana and left on the afternoon train for that place. Co. Supt. T.C. Moore was at Weatherford the first of the week in connection with school affairs. Attorney T.L. Turner has been improving his office by adding a number of bookshelves. Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Baird went to Elk City the first of the week. Misses Cleda and Alaska Moore and Miss Pearl Reynolds left last Sunday for Weatherford where they will attend Normal School. Ed Taylor made a business trip to Elk City the first part of the week. Boney and Isabella Fields and Marjorie and Catherine Falconer, returned this week from a visit with the family of Dr. Tom Standifer at Clarendon, Texas.

 

Lon Atwood of Dempsey was a Cheyenne visitor on Monday. Rex Curry has accepted a position in the Ed Taylor Ice Cream Parlor. The five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sodders of the Dead Indian area, but his foot on a piece of glass and bled to death. The accident occurred on Friday just after Mrs. Sodders had been removed from the hospital to her home. Grimes is to have a big Fourth of July celebration. Ex-Governor Ferguson will be present. Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Jackson were Elk City visitors last Friday and Saturday. W.C. Tomlinson, one of the progressive citizens of Durham was in town Saturday. Mr. Tomlinson says an interurban line between Durham and Canadian will in the near future be a reality. Miss Myrtle Repass of Grimes, secretary of the Roger Mills County Singing Association was a Cheyenne visitor last week.

 

P.D. Work has opened a carpenter and furniture repair shop, one half block east of the Farmer’s Gin. The following have graduated from our common school course of study and will be awarded diplomas on Tuesday evening at the ME Church. They are Fleta Haskett, Mable Pipkin, Helen Seaver, Lovey Padgett, Estelle Barnes, Lily McBride, Flossie Dean, Blanche Boal, Minnie Blount, Vina Aytes, Maude Lusher, Florence Lusher, Minnie Smith, Vergil Hill, William Black.

 

Rankin and Roll baseball teams are scheduled for an exhibition game at the Cheyenne diamond today.

 

Cheyenne Star June 17, 1909

S.A. Elliott, Lewis Elliott, and J.M. Lester have organized a company for the manufacture of concrete, cement and building stone. The company is enlarging the building formerly used as a Blacksmith Shop north of the Elliott Store building and will use it for the home of this new enterprise. Mr. Elliott left Monday for Shawnee to purchase the machinery for this plant. They have the contract for the erection of the walls and foundation of the new school building, and the work of hauling sand is now in progress. Joe A. Moad, Will Creech, Mrs. Creech, Bernard Savage, Lincoln Trent and Bunk Fimple of the Carpenter area were in Cheyenne Saturday. S.A. Williams, residing west of town, had a saddle and bridle stolen from him on Saturday night last. Lloyd Monroe received a phone message from Mangum last Tuesday stating that his brother, Orville was not improving as speedily as expected and requesting him to come to Mangum. Mrs. Farrar left Sun. for an extended visit with relatives at Seattle, WA and also plans to take in the exhibition at that place. Dr. Ballenger of Hamburg was a Cheyenne visitor Monday. A band was organized Tuesday with fourteen instruments. There are a number of old band men in and around Cheyenne and why not have a good live band?

 

Master Paul Burlingame is visiting relatives at Elk City this week. A social gathering was held at the Sam Bowman place west of town this week. F.D. Rodger of the Grimes area was in town Saturday. Ben Bullard of the Grand area was a Cheyenne visitor Mon. A committee composed of the following men are making arrangements for a two day celebration on Friday and Saturday, July 2 and 3: W.S. Rimby, Will Jurgens, Oscar Casady, L.W. Pate, T.C. Moore, Boots Fields, Charles McClain. The score of the Roll and Rankin baseball game was 10-11 in favor of Roll.

 

Orville Monroe and wife returned to Mangum this week. We are pleased to mention that Orville is rapidly recovering from the effects of the injuries sustained some time ago as the result of a fall from a ladder. Miss Jewel Miller, who graduated from the Ft. Worth High School this year, arrived home Friday. She was accompanied by her sister, Miss Goldie. Misses Elizabeth Borden and Sarah Singletary of Grimes were Cheyenne visitors Monday. Paul McCauley of Erick is here installing the saw mill in connection with the Cotton Gin. Paul informs us that the saw mill will be in operation today.

 

S.A. Elliott resigned Monday as a member of the Cheyenne School Board. J.C. Thornton was chosen to fill the vacancy. Miss Pearl Huff has been on the sick list the past few days. John Casady left this week for Montana. Earnest Beaty, wife and son of Erick, John Beaty of Odessa, Texas and Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Beaty of this city took dinner with Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Miller Thursday. The fire at the S.A. Elliott store last week destroyed from $350 to $400 worth of stock and fixtures. G.W. Franklin of the Dempsey area was in town Saturday. Mrs. L.W. Pate left Monday for Shawnee where she will be under the care of Dr. Bradford. Bob Turner added a new surrey to his livery stock this week. Will Keen has returned from Lebanon, Tennessee where he graduated from the Cumberland Law School this year. Will will take up the practice of law at this place. The thoroughbred race meeting to last 15 days will commence next Tuesday, June 15 with seven first class events, the most important of which will be the Oklahoma Derby for a purse of $1,000. Thirty-nine classy horses have been entered in this race and followers of the turf will have an opportunity of witnessing one of the greatest derby events pulled off in the southwest.

 

Cheyenne Star June 24, 1909

McClain and Jurgens are having a large cistern placed at the rear of their pool hall building. For the month of May: deaths were 1; births were 18 and this is not complete. Walker Huff is erecting a commodious building on the lot south of Elliott’s store which he will use for the Star Meat Market as soon as completed. The building adds to the appearance in that portion of town. Mrs. Huff returned Thursday from a several days’ visit with her daughter, Mrs. Ira Hensley at Elk City. Carl Kemp is laying the foundation for an extensive addition to his residence property on the south side of the Court House square.

 

Andy Shelton, who was declared insane by the board last week, was taken to Ft. Supply Insane Asylum on Monday last. Miss Golda and Jewel Miller spent several days last week at Elk City visiting their sister, Mrs. S.A. Brown. Mrs. W.R. Potter of Durham passed through town Mon. in route to Oklahoma City. W.M. Dewey left this morning for Oldham, Texas where he will spend the summer. Mrs. Dewey has been at that place for several weeks. E.L. Mitchell and his son, Bryan, left this week for extended visit at their old home in Missouri. W.J. Beal of the Harrington area was a pleasant caller at the star office last week. Andrew F. Jaeger, Richard R. Wilson, Judson E. Honneycutt were among those who made final proof.

 

The committee on arrangements has secured some real old time steers for the roping contest that will give our cowboys all they will want in the way of difficult roping. This will no doubt be the last chance many will ever have to se the roping contests, the old cow time sport. Some of the best ropers in the country will be in attendance in Cheyenne on July 2 & 3. The machinery for the manufacturing of the concrete stone and sidewalk material has been received by the company and is being placed in position this week and active work on making of material for the new school house will begin in a few days. Ray and Bob Moore, daughter and son of Prof T.C. Moore, with the assistance of the dog, caught a half grown coyote in the town limits Wednesday morning. The kids were considerably scratched up but the wolf looked worse after the fracas was over. Frank A. Beavin of the Roll area was transacting business in town Tuesday. W.J. Leary has lost a bay mare, nine years old, white left hind foot, star in forehead, scar on left hip.

 

Cheyenne Star July 1, 1909

An automobile service has been established between Sayre and Cheyenne, making two round trips each day. The car leaves Cheyenne at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

A.G. Gray, wife and daughter, Madge left Thursday for Denver Colorado and other mountain points. Corn is growing so fast nowadays that the noise it makes keeps the farmers from sleeping at night. Judge Casady’s court was in continuous session Monday, and the following offenders paid the penalties of their folly: One Slage of Roll was before his honor for an overindulgence in the bowl, and drew the limit of $10 and costs; A.J. Glover was arrested on a warrant charging him with appropriating a buggy whip to his own use that was proven to be the property of R.S. Belomy; His honor thought that $10 and costs would be about the proper amount to heal this breech of the law. Glover was also fined $10 and costs on an assault and battery charge.

 

Among those who made final proof before Comm. Carter this week were Albert S. Crayer, Curtis Walker, Wiley J. McCarty, Elbert K. Smith, John J. Dohle, William J. Beal, Noah Morrison, George E. Denton, Loven Potter and Alfred Newton.

 

Fred and Mrs. Tunnard have returned from an extended trip in NM and western Texas. Fred does not say much but from his actions we are of the opinion that Oklahoma looks mighty good to him. A tent meeting will begin at Cheyenne under the auspices of the Baptist association about July 25.

 

Last Sunday at the Baptist Church in Cheyenne, R.N. Higgins and J.E.L. Douglas were ordained Deacons. Mrs. Stoney Duke and son, Leslie, spent several days in town this week, a guest of her sister, Mrs. Minnie Burlingame. Oklahoma’s new game and fish law went into effect June 9 and now if you go hunting, you should be prepared to show your license, which will costs you $1.25. Frank Jordan, who recently left this neck of the moral vineyard for the temptations of Oklahoma City life, has opened a real estate office in that progressive city and will sell you or anyone else, anything that is lose in that part of the state. E.W. Crane has some choice broomcorn seed, both dwarf and standard, for sale at Lee’s Drugs Store, Cheyenne, also at his place one mile north of McCaskill School House. Callie D. Griffin, acting as agent for Abial W. Griffin made final proof on his valuable claim near Roll before Comm. Carter on Monday last. This is one of the best improved farms in western Oklahoma. The improvements alone having costs between $4000 and $5000. The last big cowboy show will be pulled off at Cheyenne Friday and Saturday, July 2 & 3. Come and see the roping contests, wild Mexican steers (never roped before) and wilder cow punchers. This will be the last opportunity to see the sport of the old cowtimes. H.B. Dewey and wife left Sunday for Carthage, North Carolina where they will spend several weeks with Mrs. Dewey’s parents amid the shade trees of that mountain region.

 

Henry H. Wilson and J.W. Crawford of the Rankin neighborhood were pleasant visitors at the Star office. Mr. Wilson is a newcomer to this state but thinks it is better to come late than not at all. He filed on an eighty acre tract on 13N, 25W. S.A. Stufer, an old time printer, who has one of the best farms in the Rankin area, left this morning for several weeks visit with relatives in Oklahoma City and Texas points.

 

Just as we go to press, we learn of a fatal accident, which resulted in the death of the little three year old child of E.R. Snowden, living on the Collier place northwest of town. They were on their way to Elk City, and just east of town the child fell from the wagon, breaking her neck, death resulting immediately. Mac Tracy, one of Cheyenne’s old boys was up from Elk City last week visiting relatives and friends. Mac recently graduated at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. Bennie Monroe, a son of N.R. Monroe, a one time popular deputy sheriff of Roger Mills County, but now a hustling real estate dealer at Clinton, queen city on the Washita, spent last week in Cheyenne visiting his father and mother at their ranch northwest of town.

 

Tom Watson was over from Carpenter this week circulating around with the boys. William R. Hill, Peter J. Morton and Jack B. Lacey were in town from the Hammon area Thursday. Mr. Hill was submitting his final proof and the others were his witnesses. Some person without fear of punishment or reward, scattered “dog biscuits” promiscuously one night last week and in consequence thereof, several dogs have winded their way to the canine hereafter. Cheyenne has long been infested with worthless curs for some time and any means that would get rid of the aforesaid worthless pups was justifiable; but the promiscuous scattering of poison is going a little too far.

 

Cheyenne Star July 8, 1909

 

The celebration at Cheyenne has come and gone. The Roll Band arrived early Friday and stayed late the next day and furnished good music at all times. Basket dinners were spread on the grounds both days and if anyone left hungry, it was their fault. Honorable David Hogg, ex-representative of Day County during territorial days, was the speaker at 10:00 and delivered one of his characteristic talks. In the afternoon, ex-governor T.B. Ferguson of Watonga delivered a speech to a large audience. Governor is an old timer in western Oklahoma, coming to the territory in 1889, at the original opening, and had the usual hardships are now but dreams, of the early settlers of this great state. His talk pointed out that both as a territory and state, Oklahoma has made greater and more permanent progress than any other state or territory in the union. The ball game Friday afternoon between the Cheyenne and Roll teams was an interesting and exciting game from start to finish. The home team winning by a score of 10-2. The saddle race Friday afternoon had 5 entries and was closely contested, the Bowman bay winning by a neck.

 

On Saturday under the arbor, Mrs. V.V. Grant of Roll gave a reading which was closely listened to by a large and appreciative audience. A very interesting ball game in the afternoon between Roll and Rankin 9’s drew a large crowd to the ball grounds and was won by Roll, scored at the end of the ninth inning being 10-2. Dr. Tedrowe arrived late but was in time for his to act as umpire in the Roll-Rankin ball game.

Charley Horr and Dr. Allen and wife of Texmo came in Sat. morn by way of the automobile route. They saw all that was to be seen the last day while the auto driver raked in the dimes with his machine carrying people to and from the grounds. The roping contest caught the crowd late Sunday evening . The contest took place in the Wallace grounds and was attended by all. The wild Mexican steers gave the cowboys a run for their money before being roped and tied. Pat Huff carried off the honors, throwing and tying his steer in 58 seconds. Sam Bowman was second and Buford Fields was third. The traveling show on the grounds did not prove a paying proposition and the proprietors pulled up stakes and hiked in the afternoon of the second day. The dancing platform was well patronized on Thursday evening until midnight Saturday, despite the hot weather. The auto on the Cheyenne-Sayre route laid off his regular trips and coined the cash doing hack duty between town and the picnic grounds. Walker Huff says Pat would not have won the purse at the roping contest had not his horse run out from under him. Walker says he weighed more when he hit the ground Saturday then he ever will again and also that the ground was hard where he lit. The fat man’s race was won by T. Berry with Red John Salyer a close second. In the burro race, Clarence, carried off the prize,;his burro being a Mexican go-getter. Freda Keen proved the swiftest in the girls’ race and carried off the prize. The Roger Mills County teacher’s institute met last Monday with 59 students, the largest ever present in this county on opening day. Seventy five are expected to be enrolled by the close: Captola Robertson, Cora Roberts, Ada Bachman, Kelly Scott, J.M. Conner, Ray Borgeman, G.H. Cox, Anna Belle Kimball, Mattie Kimball, A.T. Burge, W.T. Fisher, W.E. Butler, Mamie Scott, Ina Hale, Mrs. G.H. Cox, Myrtle Repass, Olive Paschal, Viola Paschal, Vera Tracy, Henry Warren, Daisy Goodwin, Klina Potter, Josie Thomas, Mrs. Henry Hayes, Myrtle Riggs, Pearl C. Bellamy, Chester Tracy, Elbridge Durflinger, Samual E. Doty, Floyd Kysar, John B. Tracy, Stella Ruchman, Thomas Joyner, Eva Sturgis, T.Compton, Mrs. William Rakes, Grace Barnes, Roy H. Smith, Josephine Lawrence, Lela Romine, Emma Posyman, Callie Clark, Vina Aytes, William Jennings, Pearl Robertson, Marjorie Falconer, Clara A. O’Brien, Lorena Osborn, Lula Leech, Rula M. Woodruff, Leonard Smith, Grace Babbitt, Pearl Smith, Miriam Elliott, Cora Evans, Nellie Conry, L.B. Carr, Lasca Moore, Clyda Moore. L.W. Pate made a trip to OKC this week. He was one of the committee in charge of the celebration in Cheyenne.

 

Boots Fields made a flying trip to the Hext Ranch this week. Mrs. Maude Barr and baby of Carlsbad, New Mexico are in town guests of her grandparents, H.D. and Grandma Cox. H.L. DeVilliers and wife spent Sunday at the residence of Dan Jackson out on Beaver Dam Creek. J.J. Weichman, who has had the Hotel Black leased for the last year, cancelled his lease July 1 and turned the building over to E.M. Black, the owner.

 

Quite a number from here attended the town lot sale at Butler last week and report the sale well attended and that lots brought a good price. Grading on the new railroad is going rapidly and there is no doubt but that the road will be in operation to that point by fall. Paul Muno and Miss Lizzie Tuster both of Brantley, were married at the ME parsonage on July 3. The young lady was not of age so Judge Tracy refused to issue a license until the parents were called over the phone and their consent given.

 

Cheyenne Star July 15, 1909

 

The Normal Institute is moving along nicely on its second week. Quite a number of new students enrolled this week. The little infant baby girl of W.B. Wear, living northeast of town, died on Monday evening last. The automobile route between here and Elk City (replacing Cheyenne & Sayre route—the sand between here and Sayre was too much for the auto, hence the change in routes) and the auto-hack is now making two trips a day.If given the proper support, more machines will be added as the traffic demands. Mrs. Hix Duncan of Brantley died very suddenly a few days ago. Mrs. Duncan had been postmaster at that point for a number of years, and leaves a husband and several children to mourn her loss. Charles S. Gilkerson, atty at law, of Elk City, was in town Tues. and went up to his hog ranch northwest of town. Gilk says that raising hogs at the present prices beats politics. A two days picnic will be held at Roll, OK by the Socialist of RMC, on July 23 and 24. The Roll Brass Band will furnish music. Surveyors for the prospective interurban line from Hobart to Sayre have been busy setting grade stakes for the past 10 days. The promoters of this line intend to build it through Sayre from Hobart thence to Cheyenne and on to some point in Texas, maybe Canadian. This line would traverse a rich country and be the direct means of inducing immigrants to come and develop thousands of acres of unoccupied land northwest of Cheyenne. We are informed that the managers of the C.O.&W Railway will greatly increase their force at once and the grading pushed as rapidly as possible. It is expected that the road will be completed and trains running to Butler by September.

 

The Old Settlers will hold a picnic at Davidson Grove, 4 ½ miles north of Dempsey on Sat. July 17. Dancing, tournament riding and refreshments of all kinds will be enjoyed. The Hotel Black has again opened for the accommodation of the public and Miss Maud Black is in charge.

 

Jasper P. Hale and William C. Stevens of Durham made final proof on their claim Tues. A wagon load of fine fish were on the streets Sat. morn and were sold out in a hurry. This was the finest lot of fish that were ever offered in our town and shows what the Washita River can do in the fish line. The Baptist will hold a tent camp meeting to begin July 25. Rev. T.C. Carlton prominent minister at St. Louis, MO will have charge of the services. John E. Leary and wife left Sun. morning for an extended visit with relatives in Alberta Province, Canada.

 

Contract for the excavation and preparing grounds for the erection of Cheyenne’s $10,000 school building have been let and actual work will begin in a few days. The building will be completed and ready for the fall school term. The building is 2 months for $10,000.

 

Wanted to trade a high grade phonograph with 38 records for a fresh milk cow. C.J. Mead.

 

James A. Sams of the Rankin area filed on a good 160 acre claim near that place on Friday. George Gerlach of the Gerlach Merc. Co of Canadian was trans-acting business here. Valentin Mogel of Cheyenne, George W. Franklin of Grimes and Wilbur W. Milligan of Carpenter made final proof on their claims.

 

Elliott & Lester are running their cement stone plant up to their full capacity manufacturing the stone for the new school building. W.H. Mouser and family and Nate Mouser left Sun. morning for a month’s visit at their old home at Madison, Indiana. J.N. Vanderpool resid-ing north of town has been seriously ill. Mrs. S.A. Wallace and Miss Irma Wallace left Sat. for Texas points. Miss Gertrude West, one of the teachers in the Emerson School at OKC and her sister Miss Eva of Edmond have been visiting at W.H. Lee home.

 

A.G. Gray returned from Denver. Mrs. Gray and Madge remained until heat spell is over.Mrs. Will Jurgens left Mon. morning for visit at Eldorado and Norman. Mrs. Ben Duke Cooksey and Ben Duke, Jr. left for visit with Dr. T.D. Standifer and family at Clarendon, Texas.

 

Sidney W.Hill of Downey made final proof. His witnesses were Cora Lee Martin, George W. Brown. W.P. Madden is erecting a commodious barn on his lots at his home south of the court house square. Mrs. Mary E. George, who has one of the best improved farms in western part of county, made final proof.

 

A.S. McKinney left Sun for Montana where he will purchase two or three carloads of horses for Oklahoma market. I.C. Thurmond and son and his mother, Mrs. E.G. Thurmond of Elk City came up in their auto-mobile. Little Ray Hodges Bonner, son of W.T. and Mrs. Bonner, fell from a horse he was riding and was quite seriously injured. It is thought he will soon be alright. Samuel B. Brown made final proof on 3-12-22 on Sat.

 

Cheyenne Star July 22, 1909

 

Paul Muno and Miss Lizzie Tuster who were married on the picnic grounds at Cheyenne on the evening of July 2, during the celebration were yesterday presented with a fine set of dishes by Ben Linley, our enterprising grocery man. (This was the prize for whoever married during the celebration) Miss Wave Hatcher of Oklahoma City who has been a guest of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Black for several days, was thrown from a horse Monday evening and quite seriously injured. Jesse C. Layman east of town, made final proof on his claim Wednesday last. Witnesses were Walter D. Williams and James H. Miller.

 

The auto line between here and Elk City had bad luck on their return trip Sun. evening. S.Jackson who was a passenger on the trip, can give you an interesting account of the happenings. Mary F. Clay, who has one of the best places near Hamburg, made final proof Tues. Ellis County will soon vote on a proposition to bond that county in the sum of $35,000 for the purpose of erecting a court house. Work on the excavation for the new public school bldg. at Cheyenne is progressing nicely despite the extreme hot weather of the last week and it will only be a few days until work on the foundation will be started. There is no question but the building will be ready for the fall term of school.

 

Little Clifford Carter was badly bitten by a dog last week. Clean up your premises and thereby do your part in preventing an epidemic of typhoid during this hot dry spell. Socialists will have a big 5 day picnic at Elk City the first week of August. At the meeting of the officers of the Normal Institute(teachers) it was decided that if a teacher commenced school on standard time that 9:00 was early enough, but they might hold until half past 4 with consent of the board. If they were teaching on sun time, it might be allowable to begin at half past 8 and close at 4, thus making the time more equal. Additional proof require-ements of homestead claimants are: when did you first establish actual residence on this land? When was your house built on this land? Have you or your family been absent from the homestead since establishing a residence? If there has been such absence, give the dates. State the number of acres cultivated, kinds of crops and the amount harvested each year. State number and kind of stock each year.

 

The little baby of H. Flemming and wife has been very ill at the residence of Mrs. Cornels. W.P. Madden and wife left Sun. for a few weeks outing in the mountain resorts of Colorado. One of the little twin baby boys of E.F. Stephens died this week and was buried in the Cheyenne Cemetery. James Wood and O.K. Posey announce a protracted meeting at Square Top School will commence the first Sun in August and continue until the second Sun.

 

Cheyenne Star July 29, 1909

 

The post office dept. has issued an order that any rural route to which 50 cents of stamps a day are not used will be discontinued. S. Jackson and J.T. Cronin made a business trip to Oklahoma City this week. Several couples spent Sunday last at the Falconer Ranch north of town picnicking. The ball game between Grimes and Lakeside Nines on Sat. last at Thompson’s Lake resulted in favor of Grimes by a score of 5-3. There has been considerable talk in the last few days in regard to Cheyenne putting in a system of waterworks. The best proposition so far is in securing water from the soft water springs at the tank on the Charley Thompson place south of town. There is sufficient fall between the lake and Cheyenne to pipe the water by its own momentum and provide sufficient head and pressure for all purposes. A conservative estimate places the entire cost of bringing the water from the lake, erecting a water tower and piping the main streets of town at $25,000.00. Two propositions have been put forward, one is by forming a stock company and put the plant in by private capital; the other is to bond the town in a sum suffi-cient to erect the plant.

 

The Miller-Cornels Abstract Co. has just completed an extensive addition to their office building. Dr. Wallace of Durham was in town on prof-essional business Sat. and Sun. John Karr of Hamburg was a County seat visitor Sun. & Mon. Herring & Young’s delivery wagon horse created some excitement and also provided a job for the blacksmith by running away and demolishing the delivery wagon Tues. eve. No damage except to the wagon.

 

The state board of equalization announced the state tax levy for this coming year as 2 ½ mills. Two and ¼ mills for general purposes and ¼ for common school maintenance. Miss Ora Black left on Fri. morn last for Seattle where she will spend several weeks at the Alaska Yukon exhibition. Miss Isabelle Boyd, a dramatic reader and impersonator gave a reading at the ME Church on Monday. W.C. Donalson has just completed a new residence in the west part of town. S.A. Elliott informs us that in ten days to two weeks, he will have sufficient concrete blocks manufactured to complete the new school building. Stone masons are now on the ground and actual construction of the building will begin in a few days. L.W. Pate has begun the placing of a concrete sidewalk in front of his store building on main street, the first in town. Arrangements are made for concrete sidewalks on both sides of this street in the business portion of the town. Painters are now at work giving the court house a coat of paint.

 

Bonner, Huff and Fields left for the road with a large bunch of fat cattle this morning. They will load Fri or Sat. at Elk City for the Kansas City market. Socialists Picnic at Roll on Fri. and Sat. last was well attended. Little Sarah, the six month old infant child of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Rimby, died Wed. evening after a long and lingering illness, and was buried in the Cheyenne Cemetery Thursday. Buford Patterson at the Hoss Hotel will pay the highest market price for your oats. County Court convenes in regular session on Monday and expected to last a week of longer. Rev. Carleton State Evangelist of the Baptist Church arrived in Cheyenne Wed. and opened a series of meetings at the arbor that eve. The election for the purpose of voting bonds for the waterworks will be held on Aug. 26. Bascom Bates of Elk City was in town looking after the laying of the foundation and starting the preliminary work of the school building. Nannie B. Tweedy, James M. Ayres, George B. Robnett, Harrison E. Voorhies and Henry C. Caswell made final proof on Tues. Mrs. S.A. Wallace and Miss Irma returned Sun. from a several weeks visit with relative in Texas points.

 

 

Miss Ida Butler of Route 1 Cheyenne has renewed her scrip for another year. Mrs. V.V. Grant of Roll has been visited by her sister and niece, Mrs. Leonard D. Hickey and Alleene of Stephenville, Texas.

 

Cheyenne Star August 5, 1909

 

The State of Oklahoma is preparing to sell approximately 1,045,000 acres of school land; Roger Mills has 8,000 acres of this and is mostly rough pasture land. Picnic at the Iron Bridge several miles east of Cheyenne on Thursday, Fri, Sat last was well attended and a pleasant time had. Quite a number went out each evening from here. Miss Verna Young left on Sat. evening last for an extended visit with friends and relatives at Colorado points. The election for waterworks and improve-ment bonds for Cheyenne will be held on Aug. 26. This is the first step in the direction of making the town progressive and up to date. Cheyenne State Bank increased their capital from $25,000 to $35,000 on Friday last;this being necessary to accommodate their largely increasing business. Officers remain the same and are now as follows: President E.K. Thurmond, Vice President J.H. Kendall, Cashier S.Jackson, Asst. Cashier J.T. Cronin, in place of C.L. Barton who has resigned that position. S. Jackson left Sat. for Denver where he will join Mrs. Jackson and baby daughter in a short outing among the mountain summer resorts. Jess Beason was on trial Mon. at the Co. Court on the charge of bootlegging or in other words violating the liquor law and was found guilty of the charge. The defendant was not content with this interpretation and filed a motion and bond for appeal to the Supreme Court of the State.

 

The contest case of Hutchins vs. Walter S. Ray was on trial before Comm. A.H. Carter Mon., Tues & Wed. The land involved is in the extreme northeastern portion of the county, and is what is known as the Shirley place, as at an early day in the history of our county, the post office of Shirley, one of the established offices in the Cheyenne country, was located thereon. As this is considered as one of the best farms in that section the case no doubt will be carried up to the Secretary of the Interior for final decision.

 

J.T. Cronin has resigned as Manager of Herring & Young’s Mercantile establishment at this place and accepted the Asst. Cashiership of Cheyenne State Bank. John McBonner who has been bookkeeper for Herring & Young, at Elk City, takes the management of the mercantile establishment at this place. J.C. Thornton has been laid up this week with a slight fever. Word has been received here by J.M. Lester, that his father, M.M. Lester died at his home in Tennessee on July 22, 1909. He was the owner of the half-section of land adjoining Cheyenne on the north.

 

Mrs. Hunt, an aged lady who has been residing in the east part of town for a short time, died on Sat. last and was buried in the Cheyenne Cemetery on Sun. morning. She leaves several sons and a daughter to mourn her loss. The tent meeting of the Baptist Church still continues with increasing interest and attendance. W.H. Martin who has a good farm several miles west of town, is here this week looking after his interests. Mr. Martin is now located at Oklahoma City, where he has an interest in a linotype plant.

 

Lewis Elliott left for Wichita Sun. where he has accepted a position as traveling salesman with the Wichita Chemical Co. L. W. Pate was transacting business in OKC and other eastern OK points this week. Mrs. B.D. Cooksey returned Mon. from visit with relatives and friends at Clarendon, Texas. Ben D. met her at Elk City Sun. John W. Law of Harrington was in town Friday. W.D. Mills of OKC is the new bookkeeper at Herring & Young’s.

 

C.L. Barton, formerly the asst. cashier of Cheyenne State Bank, has left for Denver where he will join his sisters and enjoy a few weeks’ outing. He then will enter college and take a finished education in the higher branches.

 

Cheyenne Star, August 12, 1909

 

Miss Minnie Slief has just returned from visiting friends at Dover, OK. The Methodist Church has a new coat of paint. Guy Cordle of Berlin and Ella Hixson of Rankin have made final proof on their land. Mrs. Paulina Miller was greatly surprised when some of her friends gathered at noon on August 6th to celebrate her sixtieth birthday. Will Keen is a fine man raised here in this county and now has out his shingle as an attorney at law with the firm located at the corner of the court house square with Thornton and Winford. Go by and see Will for your legal needs.

 

The case of the state versus Allan Rose is before Squire Casady today. Mr. Rose is charged with visiting the corn crib of one Shotwell and appropriating three bushels of corn to his personal use. The interested parties are all from the Sweetwater neighborhood.

 

J.P. Johnson of the Dead Indian area was in and reported it was very dry in his area. He also reported that the arrival of a fine baby boy at their house.

 

Cheyenne Star, Aug. 19, 1909

 

The Roll Carnival will be held on August 26-28. Roll’s carnivals and picnics are always well attended and all who attend always have a good time. Prominent speakers will be present and amusements of all kinds will be provided. Roy H. Smith and Miss Grace H. Barnes two well known young society people of Berlin were quietly married at the Methodist parsonage at Cheyenne on Thursday evening last, Rev. W.W. Robinson officiating. The groom has a very valuable claim in New Mexico and it is the intention of the happy couple to go to that country in the very near future. James Atwood, one of our old time Cass County, Missouri neighbors but now farming in the Grimes neighborhood, dropped in and gave us a friendly call Thurs.

 

Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Winford who have spent the past few weeks at Texas points, visiting friends, returned home Sun. evening. Bob George of the western part of the county was transacting business in Cheyenne on Monday. Miss Pearl Huff who has been spending the past several weeks visiting friends in Kansas returned home Sat. evening. Will and Earnest Kendall left this week for Utah points where they will spend the fall and winter. Mrs. John Salyer and daughter, Gladys left this morning to visit relatives at Oneyville, Oklahoma.

 

S. Jackson returned Tues. evening from a two weeks outing at Colorado Springs, Manitou and Denver. He reports that Mrs. Jackson and baby, Mrs. Hornbeak and Mrs. A.G. Gray enjoying themselves and that they will not return home before the first of September. John E. Leary and wife returned from an extended visit in Alberta province, Canada on Sat. White Lumber and Coal Co. of Cheyenne has taken F.G. Brann into partnership and from this time on he will have sole control and management of that business. C.O. & Mrs. Gause spent several days this week at Elk City. The Perry brothers have again opened the Perry Wagon Yard and will run it in the interest of the traveling public. Camps Comedy Co. will be in Cheyenne Friday and Sat.They go from Cheyenne to the Roll Carnival and then to the W.O.W. picnic at Moad’s Grove. The annual meeting of the Roger Mills County Singing association will be held at Edenview School house about nine miles south of Cheyenne on the Sayre-Cheyenne road, August 28-29.

 

Monroe Newby formerly of down on Sandstone, and one of the old timers in this section is up from Wichita Falls, Texas looking after his farming interest. For Sale: The framed school building on Block 64 in the town of Cheyenne. Miss Flora Keen is visiting relatives and friends at Weatherford and OKC. A.C. Bradshaw, post-master at Texmo, and also owner and editor of the Texmo Times was transacting business at the county seat last Saturday.

 

Cheyenne Star Aug 26, 1909

 

Mrs. S.A. Wallace returned this week from Calvert, Texas where she spent the past month visiting friends and relatives. The prospects for a short corn crop is causing our farmers to rush their hogs to market and quite a lot are going on the market everyday. Co. Atty. W.H. Mouser and family who have spent the heated term visiting friends and relatives at his old home in Indiana returned on Monday last. Bob Trammell made a trip up in the Roll area Sat. afternoon and on the return trip, he was accompanied by Guy Whatley and James Taylor, who were jointly charged with “conveying” which in good old English means they were charged with bootlegging. On Saturday Bee Turner was arraigned in Co. Court charged with “introducing” and gave bond in the sum of $700 also. We printed bills this week for a big public sale at the residence of Ora Austin, 3 ½ miles south and 2 m. west of Durham on Sept. 7.

 

Letters received from T.M. Miller states he is having a fine time at Colorado Springs. T.M. is expected to take in the Royal Gorge, Pikes Peak and Salt Lake City before returning. There will be an examination held in the public school building on the 2nd and 3rd of September for the benefit of pupils who desire to enter school and have not their cards showing the grades to which they belong. A few loads of broomcorn have been marketed and has open up at $70 to $72 per ton. The season has just begun and as there is a shortage in the crop, it is expected that prices will advance in the near future. All but six miles of the grading on the C.&O.W railroad has been completed. Mrs. Dr. Standifer and daughter Iris and son Orrin of Elk City, are in town visiting relatives and friends.

 

Henry R. Abbott of Harrington and James H. Smith of Berlin made final proof on their claims Friday last. The annual W.O.W. picnic will be held at Moad’s Grove north of Elk City on September 2-4. Mrs. R.N. Higgins returned last week from an extended visit with relatives at Miami, Texas. Earnest Savage of Hammon was in town Saturday as well as Burl Harris and family of Poarch, Beckham County. Fred Tunnard, Jr. is here from Amarillo, Texas where he has not located.

 

W.P. Madden and wife returned Sat. from a month’s outing at Colorado Springs and Manitou, Co. J.M. Bonner left Mon. for several days visit at Texas points. Miss Myrtle Douglas returned Mon. from visit at Weatherford & Elk City.

 

Cheyenne Star Sept 2, 1909

 

The election on Thursday last for the purpose of authorizing Board of Trustees for town of Cheyenne to issue bonds in the sum of $25,000 to erect and operate a municipal water plant carried by the handsome vote of 69-2. It is now up to the board to decide whether to pipe water from Thompson lakes, deep well system or from the river. Roger Mills Co Farmers Institute will be held at Cheyenne on Fri. and Saturday, Sept 24-25. Cheyenne Public Schools open on Monday next, Sept 6. This year will be added the eleventh grade. Examinations will be held today and tomorrow for students who have no cards showing the grade they held at the close of the last term. At the Roger Mills Co. Singing Convention, held at Edenview School House Aug 28-29, G.L. Sollers was elected President; J.M. Pickens of Square Top Vice-President; Miss Myrtle Repass re-elected Secretary; Rev. Woods elected Chaplain; Benjamin Franklin, Prof F.M. Bell and R.A. Repass were appointed on the Credentials Committee. Prof. Tom Williams, P.W. Wright and J.M. Pickens were appointed program committee. The above members were joined in a song service by Misses Phoebe and Otha Seaton. Miss May Isom, Misses Millie and Myrtle Repass, John Riggs, Chester Wright, Alberta Scism, John Franklin, Mirth and Agnes Franklin R.W. Green, R.M. Bell, Mrs. Stella Hobbs. B.F. Caudill led in prayer. Robert Gilkey was appointed as Trustee. Closing prayer by Will Lester.

 

Guy Burger, an old time resident of Cheyenne, but now in the livery business at Mangum was in town this week. The Roll Carnival was a grand success. Baptist Church Chey-enne is holding a protracted meeting this week. The office of Co. Supt of Schools Prof. Moore is conducting a corn contest in which the teenage boys of the county will exhibit examples of their corn crop. Dr. W.H. Bell came in from Cleburne, Texas this week and will practice dentistry in Cheyenne. Walter Sprowls who had been in Oklahoma City the past few months attending a business college, returned home on Thursday last.

 

Meeting of the Church of God are now being held at the Saints Chapel, ten miles northeast of Cheyenne. Miss Pearl Stapp is improving rapidly from a bout with typhoid fever. Smith B. Robinson of Grow made final proof Tuesday. Jess D. Robinson Leedey and George Troutman of Grow were witnesses. Arthur B Cotter of Brantley made final proof. Charles D. Butler and Henry Dean were witnesses. During the picnic at Roll the feed yard was accidentally set afire and created considerable excitement and thought for a while that the fire would spread. By hard work of residents and visitors, the fire was confined to the wagon yard and little damage was done. J.R. George of the Hamburg area will have a big public auction Sep. 7. Ben Lindley, our grocer, is erecting two commodious cottages in the north part of town which will be open for tenants in a few weeks. Foundation for the new school building is nearing completion and as soon as it cures sufficiently, the laying of the stone work will begin and be pushed rapidly. It is expected to be ready for occupancy by Dec. 1. Enrollment is around 200 and as soon as it is completed, it is estimated that it will be 300-400. Quite a few families were not able to start their children at this time because they could not secure residences. They will be able to secure house in the new future and several contemplate building. Until the new school building is completed, the directors are using the Baptist Church for Kindergarten and first grade. CL. Converse and Tom Watson were Cheyenne visitors.

 

Cheyenne Star Sept. 9, 1909

J.H. Kendall has purchased four lots of S.A. Wallace just east of his residence and will build at once. Mr. Kendall will move to town and give his children the benefit of the Cheyenne schools.

 

John H. West informed us on Sat. that he was also in the market for some good lots in order to erect a residence and give his children the advantages of the excellent school. N.R. Monroe, one of the earliest settlers of this country, will leave this week for Mineral Springs, Ark, where he will take the general management of a large saw mill. Sweetwater Breeze is the name of the new paper just started at Sweetwater on the line between Roger Mills and Beckham County with U.A. Albion as the editor, proprietor. T.M. Miller returned Thursday from an extended trip to the mountain states. Leon Young and W.S. Rimby along with their wives returned Monday from a several days hunting trip in the sandhill country west of town. The boys reported lots of prairie chickens and had a pleasant time. Good broomcorn reached a $100 a ton last week. Miss Dolly Slief, stenographer at the Star office has gone for a two weeks’ visit to New Mexico. Monday morning the main street of Elk City was crowded with wagonloads of hogs from Cheyenne. On inquiry they were found to belong to W.S. Kendall and A.S. McKinney who were shipping 400 head to Kansas for feeding on cheap corn.

 

Charles O. Horrell and William C. Horrell both of Grow and John H. Brewer of Clifton made final proof Tuesday. Carl Gates located 4 miles west and 1 mile north of Hamburg will hold a big stock sale on Monday, Sep.13. He is offering mules, cattle, horses and other stock. Nick Mazzard one of our good German friends who has gone into the fruit and vegetable gardening on quite an extensive scale has brought us an elegant supply of homegrown grapes. John L. Warren and family moved in from the ranch on Saturday and are now located again in their pleasant town residence. John always gets in for the first day of school. The City Board has decided that if your business doesn’t put in your sidewalk by the first of January, they will do it for you and put the costs on your taxes.

 

Cheyenne Star, Sept 16, 1909

Broomcorn prices advanced this week from $100 to $140 this week depending on quality. L.W. Pate and Charles McClain left on Thurs. morning for Omaha where they will attend a sovereign session of Eagles as representatives from the Washita Aerie. Prof. Moore has had on exhibit at the court house of some excellent paintings of this area. The paintings are the work of Mrs. A.C. Metcalfe of Durham, and will take rank with the best artists of the world. Mrs. Metcalfe was raised in this country coming here when only 4 years of age and has never taken a drawing lesson. Mr. Moore will send the paintings to the State Fair in Oklahoma City and there is no doubt but that they will attract the attention and meet the approbation of the best critics. A new trial has been ordered for Rand Woods who was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 16 years in the penitentiary for the killing of Jesse Hungate. During the past several winters there has been more or less stealing in a strip of country between Hamburg and Rankin. Nothing that could be carried away was exempt from these night raids. Lumber, rolls of fence wire, harness, etc. have been taken. Houses have been broken into when residents were gone. The raiding still continues. Among the latest is a raid on Mr. McCaskill’s potatoes which he had stored in the cellar on the Crane Farm. Thieves took the whole crop. Several other farmers had been visited.

 

T.J. Nance and C.R. Strong returned to Clinton Wed from their eastern trip where they bought an engine, cars and rail track that will be in Clinton in about 10 days. At that time, laying of track will commence. Alex Falconer, Asst Cashier of the Cheyenne State Bank left for a few days of well earned vacation at Ft. Worth. Bill Sanford and Ed Glenn were arrested on a charge of holding up and robbing old man Hobson near Roll recently and arraigned on Tuesday last. They were placed under a $1000 bond. F.A. Long and John Caffey were up from Elk City on Tues. last. Mr. Long works for a company that install water works and is looking into the proposed water works at Cheyenne. S.A. Stauffer, who has a valuable farm near Rankin, returned last week from an extended visit to Missouri and eastern Ok.

 

Ed Lozier of the Grimes area was a Cheyenne visitor. A.X. Grace auctioneer of Durham, announced that he had several sales this fall. Miss TresaFinch, daughter of J.W. Finch, south-west of Cheyenne left last week for Arkansas where she will teach this winter. McClain and Jerguson and W.B. Burns have placed new cement walks in front of their buildings. All the business houses will soon have cement walks.

 

Cheyenne Supt G.W. Moss assisted by Misses Lucille McKinney, Ora A. Black, Verna Young, Ethel Douglas and Mrs. M.A. Converse. Music Dept. has as its head Mrs. Nena Alexander and Mrs. W.W. Robinson has charge of the art dept. This year a basketball team for the girls and boys will be organized. A baseball team is organized at the present time. George Coburn and Arrington Parritt have been putting in the Sweetwater Gin in readiness for the fall work.

 

Miss Willie Beaty left last week for Weatherford where she will attend school this winter. G.W. Hodges is putting the finishing touches on a large and commodious barn on his town residence property. Prof. Moss spent last Sat. in the Rankin area in quest of a prairie chicken.

 

Cheyenne Star, Sept. 23, 1909

Flora Work will hold a grand millinery opening at S.A. Elliott’s store September 28 featuring a large line of millinery, trimmed hats, plumes, flowers and ribbons. There has been a change in the rural routing of the mail. Route #1 will change October 1 so that it will miss the dangerous Washita River bottom coming into town. After crossing the bridge at the Maddux place, it will go west one mile, south ½ mile, west ½ mile, south 2 miles on the new road opened by the commissioners to town.

 

The preliminary examination of William Sanford and Ed Glenn, charged with highway robbery, was held before the Co. Judge on Monday last. The robbery occurred near Roll, one night last week and an old gentleman named Hobson was the victim. Quite a number of witnesses were in attendance. County Atty. Mouser looked after the prosecution while Mitchell & Grim represented the defendants. Sanford was held under a bond of $2500 for his appearance at the coming term of District Court. As the evidence failed to connect Glenn with the hold up, he was released. Mike Keho returned Tuesday from a two weeks visit with relatives and friends in Kansas City. H.D. Cox who has been in Kansas City for the past two weeks, returned home Tuesday evening. Leon Young returned Mon. evening from a several days visit at Kansas City and Kansas points. S. Jackson, cashier at Cheyenne State Bank, made a business trip to Oklahoma City this week. G.M. Goode left for Elk City Monday where he will open an office and purchase cotton this season. L.W. Pate and Charley McClain returned Tuesday evening from Omaho Nebraska, where they have been attending the grand earie of Eagles, as delegates from the Washita Earie of this place. Oscar Thurmond, Earnest Beaty of Erick and Prof. Harris, Supt of Schools of Beckham Co. were in Cheyenne Monday. These gentlemen are pushing Erick for the location of the secondary agriculture college which is to be located in this, the fifth district and their visit here was for the purpose of getting our people to lay down and assist their town to secure said college. They received but little encouragement from our people as Cheyenne and Roger Mills Co. is entitled to this college. We have been in the fight from the start and propose to be in at the finish. The County Farmers’ Institute meets in Cheyenne Fri. and Sat. of this week and the matter of the location of the Agriculture College of this district will be discussed. Cement sidewalks are being placed this week in front of Hodges, Post Office, Cotton Exchange Bank, Hotel Black and the Burlingame buildings. This will complete the walks on the south side of that business block. Milo and Mrs. Burlin-game returned on Sunday from an extended trip through eastern and southern Oklahoma. W.A. Young is erecting a neat and commodious six room residence on the lots south of the public school building.

 

W.H. Huddleston of Dempsey will sell his stock of goods in Elk City at 3:00 on September 27, 1909.

 

Cheyenne Star, Sept. 30, 1909

S.A. Stauffer of the Star force is out on his farm, west of town looking after his broomcorn crop and in consequence we are short-handed this week. S.A. says that it is necessary to set up with movables during the day and to sleep with them at night out his way, or they have a tendency to make mysterious disappearances. S.P. Thompson, W.H. Cramer, Elizabeth Borden, Charles Campbell, Hugh N. Edwards, N.J. Miller, L.W. Sparks, Robert Smith, S.P. Land, Harry Keeber, John W. Land, Dewitt Stanford, S.J. Bennett and Earnest Brown were among those who made final proof this week. Mrs. S.A. Wallace and Mrs. J.R. Casady left last week for a several days’ visit with relatives and friends at Eldorado, Texas. Monday morning the Clinton and Oklahoma Western Railroad began laying steel at Clinton. Prof. T.C. Moore left Sun. evening for Oklahoma City where he will have charge of the Roger Mills Co. exhibit at the State Fair now going on at that place. F.G. Brann and Miss Myrtle Douglas surprised their many friends on Wed. evening of last week by interviewing the Co. Judge and securing the necessary credentials to allow them to commit matrimony. The ceremony was performed at the residence of J.E. Keen. The couple are both well known by all, the groom being the efficient and gentlemanly manager of the White Lumber and Coal Co. of this place, while the bride has been the accommodating Deputy Register of Deeds for a number of years. Willie West and Miss Lillie Kendall were married at the residence of the Bride’s parents on Wed. evening last. Lillie is the daughter of J.H. Kendall and enjoys the esteem and love of a large circle of friends. J.W. Finch and wife are making arrangements to move to Weatherford for the winter where their sons will attend school. Little Ruth, the eight year old daughter of John E. Leary had the misfortune to break her arm on Tuesday evening last. Dr. Gregoire was called and reduced the fracture and the little sufferer is getting along nicely. Mrs. Dr. Gregoire returned last week from extended visit at Kansas points. Dr. Gregoire retuned last week from Rochester, Wisconsin where he had been for the past month attending post graduate lectures at Mayo Bros. Hospital. The Oklahoma and Texas Livestock Commission Com-pany is a new concern with headquarters at Sayre and Oklahoma City. W.A. Beaty of Cheyenne is president; A.D. Jones of Sayre Vice President; and B.F Williams of Sayre is Sec & Treasurer. H.O. White, formerly pastor of Baptist Church at this place, writes us to change his address to Evanston, Wyoming where he now has charge of the Baptist Church. Rev. W.W. Robinson will deliver a lecture at the regular meeting of the literary society at Square Top School House Sat. evening, October 2. Milo Burlingame is in Wichita, Texas, this week looking after Cheyenne’s chances on securing their railroad when extended through this part of the country. James Robinson of Corsicana, Texas arrived in town this week and will take a position as Salesman with Herring & Young. Mr. Robinson is a cousin of W.T. and John Mac Bonner. The little two months old baby girl of J.J. Wilson and wife of RedMoon, died Thursday last after a short illness.

 

Cheyenne Star, Oct 7, 1909

The following unclaimed letters remain in Cheyenne post office on October 4, 1909. Edgar Bufford, L.S. Barnhart, G.H. Brown, Miss Marga Guest, Earl Hicks, Raymond Owen, Iva Rouse, Lena Osman, Louis Posey, G.S. Willis, A.J. Wooley, Signed Maude A. Falconer, Postmistress.

 

Andrew J. Boone, an old resident of this community, died on Sat. evening last and was buried in the Cheyenne cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Boone had resided in this county for a number of years and at one time was in the drug business in Cheyenne. For the past two years, he has been residing with a son near town. At the state fair now going on in Oklahoma City, Roger Mills County was awarded the first prize in the boys’ corn contest. Willie Berry was the boy who made the exhibit. Derrie Bull of this county received thirs prize on yellow corn and Charles Bernson first on broomcorn seed. In the art department, Mrs. Augusta Metcalfe of Durhan had on exhibit a series of drawings representing western scenes from life, which received the following flattering notice from the art critics of the Daily Oklahoman: “ Six scenes of wild western life have attracted much favorable comment. They were done in oil by Miss Augusta I.C. Metcalfe of Durham, Oklahoma. The pictures show a cattle fire, cattle branding and roping, a bucking bronco and similar scenes. The paintings according to critics, would be meritorious even for an experiences artist and considering the fact for this Oklahoma girl who has never seen an art studio or taken a single lesson, her work is considerable little short of remarkable.” In the needlework department Mrs. Vosburg received first premium. Rev. Farrar began a series of meetings at RedMoon on Monday evening last. Dr. V.V. Grant of Roll, Dr. Wallace and Dr. White of Durham were in town Tues. attending a meeting of the Roger Mills County Medical Assoc.

 

SQUARE TOP NEWS: Cotton picking seems to be the order of the day. As there was a misunderstanding, Bro. Robinson did not deliver his lecture at this place Sat. night as there was an appointment ahead of him that the literary society was not aware of. He will be with us Saturday night, Oct. 16. Everybody invited. B.F. Stephens and A.E. Whittom returned home from Ellis Co. last week. John Miller, who fell from a hay wagon some time ago and broke a limb, seems to be getting along very nicely. Signed a reader.

 

A new rule from the state is being inforced. If there is a death within the city limits, a death certificate must be filled out by the undertaker(sexton). Ed Taylor is in Oklahoma City this week purchasing fall and winter goods and taking in the state fair. Jess Cunningham and Charlie Cross were among those from Cheyenne who attended the state fair, as well as S. Jackson. E.S. Earle, manager of the White Lumber Co. and Austin Goode, Cashier of the Cotton Exchange Bank of Crawford were transacting business in Cheyenne on Monday last. Ben Bynum had a birthday Tuesday last and invited the whole Carter family to help him out on a fine dinner his good wife had invited in honor of that event. R.N. Higgins, Street Commissioner, is grading and placing Broadway in good shape this week.

 

All the cement sidewalks are completed on the south side of this street and on the north side is being rapidly filled in and when the street grading is completed, few towns can boast of a neater street than Broadway in “old Cheyenne”. A. Wineinger will have a big public sale at his place one and one-half miles east of Rankin on October 14. J.O. Galloway purchased Wednesday the mercantile company property from H.D. Cox. Consideration $4,000 and a bargain at that. W.T. Bonner was called to Corsicana, Texas Tuesday by a telegram announcing the serious illness of his grandfather. The false floors on the new school buildings are completed and the laying of stone began this morning. Broomcorn has been selling on the market here at $175 a ton. Boots Fields is paying railroad prices for good brush. R.F. Baird, John Kendall and B.D. Cooksey have started the erection of dwellings in the south part of town. The W.A. Young residence is nearing completion. It is reported that a Mr. Morton of the east side of the community as held up and relieved of $150 by three unknown parties on Tuesday night last. F.O. Leach is erecting a neat residence in the Hodges addition in South Cheyenne.

 

Chester Leary, wife and baby are in town visiting friends and relatives. Chester and family have been living in Montana since leaving Cheyenne.

 

Cheyenne Star, Oct 14, 1909

W.S. Rimby returned from Oklahoma City this week where he had been several days purchasing stock for the Pate Hardware Company. Joseph Boucher of Los Angeles, brother of Mrs. J.W. Finch, was in town last week looking after the settling of his father’s estate. Mike Kehoe extends a welcome to the “Anannias Club” to call on all regular meeting days as he has a new stove up, a good supply of coal on hand, and is ready to keep open house from now on. All members and visiting brothers in good standing are welcome to drop in. F.E. Herring of Elk City has finally decided to enter the contest for the gubernatorial nomination on the democratic ticket. He is one of the state’s wealthy men, has a string of stores in the southwestern portion of Oklahoma and is well known by all.

 

SQUARE TOP NEWS: Literary opened at 8 p.m. after a good program and reading of the paper, we had the debate. Subject-Resolved, “that it is more profitable to the farmer to raise broomcorn than cotton” . After a hot discussion by the debaters, the affirmative won. Rev. Robinson will deliver a lecture at this place. Subject-“Sunshine and Darkness”. Protracted meetings will begin the next day, conducted by Rev. Robinson. The long talked about bridge over Beaver Dam near E.F. Stephens, will be under construction at once. W.A. Cronins have moved east. W.B. Sprowls, the speaker of the house for our literary, who has been on the sick list, is better. Signed a reader.

 

D.G. Moore, the irrepressible attorney from Texmo was in attendance at court this week looking after the interests of his many clients. Contest case of Charlie Fuller vs. Eugene B. Savage involving a homestead on the east side of the county, was on trial before Comm. Carter Monday and Tuesday. The case will finally go to the Sec. of the Interior for adjudication. Wednesday the case of the State of Oklahoma vs. Hart charged with assault with a deadly weapon was taken up and given to the jury at the night session. The jury rendered a verdict of five years. We understand that the case in the state of Oklahoma vs. Dr. White, assault with a deadly weapon will be on trial today. Ed Wilms who was sent up from Roger Mills County several years ago on a life sentence for a murder committed in the Berlin neighborhood has been paroled by the State Pardon Board. His parole was recommended by nearly all who were familiar with the facts in the case and also by the trial judge and prosecuting attorney. It is claimed that he was more an accessory to the crime than the principal and the parole was granted on these grounds. The stone work on the new school building is progressing nicely, the masons having the first story nearly completed.

 

Cheyenne Star, Oct. 21, 1909

Boots Fields took in the show at Elk City last week, and from the looks of Boots when he returned we are almost certain that he had a “dandy good time”. Some of the boys are under the impression that he tried to ride the “Airship” without either spurs or quirt. Roger Mills County Singing Convention will meet at the Square Top School House, four miles east of Cheyenne, October 30 & 31. The recent rains have placed the ground in excellent shape for fall plowing. Considerable ground will be seeded to wheat in this part of the county. Clyde A. Bates, well known at this place, died at his home at Elk City on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Mr. Bates was a son of Bascom Bates, formerly a county commissioner of Roger Mills County. He was a Phillippine war veteran, and while in the service contracted a disease that made him practically an invalid. On Monday morning last, W.E. Langley of the Berlin area was arraigned before Esq. Casady on a charge of disposing of mortgaged property, waived examination and was bound over to the District Court. On the afternoon of the same day, he was arraigned before the District Court, pled guilty to the charge and was assessed a fine of $75 and costs. It was all over in a very short time. The Southwest Teachers’ Meeting met at Grimes Saturday, Oct. 16 for the purpose of organizing and electing officers for the coming year. Those elected were: Mrs. Banks, president; Miss Myrtle Repass vice-president; Miss Josephine Lawrence secretary. Those present were Mr. Compton, Mr. Tidwell, Louie Carr, Miss Sally Puryear, Mrs. Banks, Miss Ethel Douglas, Miss Ora Black, Supt. Moore, Prof. Moss and Miss Josephine Lawrence. Patrons of this district served a nice dinner after which Miss Myrtle’s School rendered a program that was appreciated and enjoyed by all.

 

News was received here yesterday that the new engines and passenger coaches for the C.O. & W Railway have arrived in Wichita, Kansas. They will be held for a few days awaiting the arrival of a number of the company’s flat and box cars, which are loaded with steel rails, spikes and fish plates. When these arrive a solid train will be made up and run into Clinton over the Orient Railroad. Pile driving has begun on the bridge across the river, contractor Adams has completed the grade between Nance’s station and Butler. He moved his camp Tuesday on the Lancaster addition and proceeded to finish the grading in the City Limits of Clinton. In the case of State vs. Dr. G.N. White, charged with an assault to kill, the case was given to the jury on Tuesday evening last. After being out all night, the jury reported to the judge that they were unable to agree upon a verdict and were discharged. The Lee-Price case has been in the courts for a number of years pending trial and adjustments. At the spring term of the court the parties agreed upon arbitration to settle the case, and H.D. Cox, J.A. Gregoire and E.C. Winford were selected to decide the differences between these parties, and upon the testimony rendered a decision in favor of Price. The court sustained the verdict, whereupon the plaintiff filed a motion for an appeal and the case now goes to that tribunal for final adjudication.

 

B.D. Cooksey’s new residence is nearing completion and is an ornament to the south portion of the town. F.M. Hill and wife of Rhea, Oklahoma visited their daughter, Mrs. A.H. Carter, last week, returning home on Monday. F.O. Leach has purchased lots in the Hodges addition and is erecting a neat and commodious residence.

 

John E. Kendall’s new residence in the south part of town is nearing completion and will soon be ready for occupancy. This is one of the neatest residences being erected at the present time and is the work of Contractor R.D. Welty of Roll. Mr. Welty informs us that he is open for contracts in his line of work.

 

Cheyenne Star, Oct. 28, 1909

Dr. G.W. Wallace, formerly of Hamburg, and Dr. J.A. Gregoire of Cheyenne have formed a partnership for the practice of medicine. It is their purpose to maintain rooms for the treatment of all chronic diseases, and their wide experience in the practice of medicine will enable them to successfully treat any curable disease. Northwest Oklahoma has found a use and a market for what has formerly been regarded as a weed. The oil broomweed which grows over a large part of the state is now being cut and sold to broomcorn buyers in the northwestern counties for $35 per ton. The plant is used to fill the inside of cheap grade brooms. The highest price paid for beeves on the Chicago market this season was $8.30 cwt for a bunch of native steers weighing 1600 pounds and finished for the market at Bloomington, Illinois.

 

Persons who made final proof this last week: Hubert Laughlin, Bessie Thompson, and Frances M. Jenkins. G.C. Odom was arraigned in police court last Tuesday on a charge of peddling stoves in the city without a license. He was handed a fine of $10 and costs. Last week John Warren had a substantial cement walk put down in front of his city residence. Mrs. Cornells also had a neat cement walk placed from the street leading to her residence. The Ladies Home Mission Society of the ME Church will give a box social and Halloween Party at the Court House Friday evening.

 

Cheyenne Star, Nov. 4, 1909

Last week while Phillip “Sox” Bowman was playing ball on the school ground, he was struck on the arm just above the wrist by a passed ball and the arm broken. Dr. Gregoire rendered the necessary surgical aid and Phil says the arm seems to be doing all right. The box social at the court house last Fri. night was fairly well attended, the boxes sold well and a nice time was had by those present. Miss Laura Rogers, the bright little waiter girl at the Hotel Black, took a vacation for several days last week and reports a pleasant time with her friends. Jess Black went to Clinton Monday where he will work in a hardware store. Jess has had considerable store experience and is a good clerk and will make good in his new place. Tues. Bob Cunningham was around at Sam Elliott’s stable trying to bridle a mule, when S.T. Flynn came along and as he had had considerable experience with mules, he proceeded to show Bob how it was done. Now this particular mule looked as meek and gentle as Mary’s lamb, so S.T. started into the stall to do the bridle act, but right here is where the mule woke up, and stood up before him like a prize fighter. It was a one round bout and Flynn went down in the stall with the mule doing a two step on him. Flynn came out of the game with a pretty bad cut on the back of his head, which required several stitches by Dr. Gregoire and several other cuts and bruises.

 

Milo Burlingame was at Shattuck the first part of the week looking after his business interests there. Mr. Burlingame informs us that his running mare, “Alice” has been at the races at Mangum for the past week and that she has won three days in succession. Mr. Armstrong is racing the mare for Mr. Burlingame. He will take her from Mangum to El Paso for the winter. Some of the merchants are putting lights before their places of business. It will be a great convenience during the coming dark winter nights. There should be at least a dozen on the main street, and a few on the side streets would be appreciated by suburban resi-dents. Bud Owens has been working in Cheyenne and his family has resided on the farm near Roll, but they have decided to move to town. On Tues. Mrs. Owens with the children started to town with a load of household goods in a wagon drawn by a span of young mules and a Mr. Brazell was driving. On the way a dog ran out into the road causing the mules to become frightened and they ran away, throwing the occupants out and in the fall a six months old baby girl received injuries causing its death. Burial took place in Cheyenne Cemetery Wed. afternoon.

 

Bert and Ray Redden of the north part of the county were business visitors in town last Friday. The north side hotel has again changed proprietors. Mr. Lindley of Elk City is the new man. A bakery will be run in connection with the restaurant. The weather forecast for Oct 28-31 was for a blizzard from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Our part was promptly on time last Sunday and it was the limit for wind and dust. W.R. Casady got tired of having the south wind and the north wind blow through his house at its pleasure so he gave the inside a good coat of plaster. Just what every house in the country needs. The regular term of the county court was held this week and attracted large crowds. Proceedings will appear next week. Profs Moss and Moore were out after prairie chicken last Saturday. The bag was not quite up to their wishes. Earnest Paschal, who has been traveling with an Uncle Tom’s Cabin Show during the past summer in Illinois and other northern states, closed his engagement recently at St. Louis and arrived home Friday.

 

The framework for the Mattox building near the old Miller Livery Barn is up. It will be a good substantial building 24×60, 24 feet high. Paul Jacks, the well known driver of the Cheyenne-Sayre Mail hack, and Miss Ora Colbert of a few miles south of town, were married Sunday by Judge Tracy. Mr. and Mrs. Jacks will occupy the little red Tunnard house on the hill. Last Saturday R.P. Watson and Charles Cooper of Berlin took the remains of the Berlin Exchange Bank to Sayre. The remains were in a shape of a two ton safe. It made a good snug load for the four mules they had hitched to it.

 

Cheyenne Star, Nov. 11, 1909

Little Tedrowe, 22 month old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Higgins did on Monday evening last after a short illness. This family seems to feel the hand of affliction more often than is usual in this world; this being the sixth death within less than three years. Miss Flora Work desires to inform her friends and patrons that she is now located in the old Turner Building, and that she has just received a new fresh and complete line of the latest and most fashionable millinery. H.C. Carl, age 22 of Cheyenne and Miss Gertrude Miller, age 22 of Burbank were married by Judge Hendricks at Sayre October 28, 1909. See H.D. Cox for talking machines.
The general mercantile stock of S.A. Elliott is being sold for the benefit of the creditors. He over-bought and then the dull season came. T.M. Miller is assignee.
Ben Lindley has purchased the Cox Building now used by the Roger Mills Co. Sentinel Newspaper office and the Co. Judge, and will move his stock of groceries therein about the first of December. The new street lamps are a decided help to the appearance of our business street after night as well as a great accommodation to the people who were out after dark. It blowed some in Cheyenne Tuesday night. If you don’t believe it, ask Billy Bonner. Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Rimby are receiving congratulations over the arrival at the home of a fine baby girl on Monday evening last. S.Jackson and T.M. Miller were in Oklahoma City this week. The Northwest Teacher’s Association met at Twin Hills School house Saturday, October 9, 1909 and the following teachers were in attendance: Mesdames Hayes and Rakes with the Misses Ora Black, Ethel Douglas, Lasca Moore, Rula Woodruff, Klina Potter and Jocie Thomas and Messers Kiser and Butler. J.L. Paschal was a business visitor in town Tuesday. He is preparing to build a fine new residence on his farm. W.B. Burns, the street commissioner is doing some good work on Broadway, which will put that street in excellent condition. Sam Maddux’s new building is nearing completion. It will be occupied on the ground floor by the RM Sentinel Newspaper office and lawyers while the upper floor will be fitted up for a Masonic Hall. The new school house has now reached a stage where it makes a fine appearance. The second story floors have been laid and the stone work will soon be ready for the roof. We understand that there will be a game of basketball between students of Cheyenne High School and the basketball team of the Elk City High School on the Cheyenne grounds on Saturday afternoon. The Methodists have returned Rev. W.W. Robinson to Cheyenne to preach for the coming year.

 

Cheyenne Star, Nov. 18, 1909

On Sunday last the Roll Hotel was struck by lightening and the building badly damaged. William Knight who was in the office received the full force of the bolt but strange to say was only slightly injured. His clothing was torn from his body and literally riddled to strings, while his right shoe was destroyed. He was rendered unconscious for some time but the only injuries received was three of his toes on the right foot were cut and bruised. Jesse Hill also in the office, had a chair he was sitting on demolished, and while rendered unconscious for some time by the shock, received no injuries. A young lady in the dining room was shocked but received no serious injuries. Three dogs, two hogs and five chickens in the yard adjoining were killed, and the office and dining room of the hotel badly damaged, the floors of both rooms being badly torn up. Truly it was a narrow escape for the occupants of the building and remarkable that no one was killed or seriously injured.
Mrs. Nona Cronin, Mrs. S. Jackson and Mrs. Hornbeak returned Sun. from an extended visit with relatives and friends at various Texas points. The following teachers answered the roll call of the Roger Mills Co. Teacher’s Association on Nov. 13. Tom Joiner, Samuel Dooty, O.O. Scofield, W.A. Adams, Nettie Allen, Mattie Kimball, Myrtle Riggs, Anna Belle Libby, Dawsy Goodwin, F.A. Beavin, W.W. Peterson, Glen Steele, G.D. Moss, Ora Black, Miss Packard, Rula Woodruff, Mrs. Rakes, Mrs. H. Hayes, Klina Potter, Annie Stewart, B.A. Longfellow, Bethel Robbins, Margaret Carpenter, Kelley Scott, Viola Paschal, Mamie Scott, Josie Thomas, Josephine Lawrence, Emma Posman, Sally Puryear, Ethel Douglas, Carabell Banks, Olive Paschal, Walter Butler, T.C. Moore, J.B. Tracy, W.W. Robinson and Lasca Moore. J.B. Tracy, President.
The heaviest rain for the past year fell in this vicinity Friday and Saturday. It was not a gully washer, but a steady downpour that soaked into the ground. All the cisterns were filled and we now have water to lend. It put the growing wheat in good condition and the ground is now in good condition for winter plowing. George Heriford, John W. Low and Henry W. Heniford of Texmo made final proof before Comm. Carter on Tuesday last. S.A. Elliott made a business trip to Oklahoma City last week. T.L. Miller at Herring & Young will pay railroad prices for broomcorn. Dogs are becoming numerous in town again. The marshal notifies all that dogs without tags will receive but little consideration, and that while he is not an extra good shot, he can get a dog nearly every time. E.B. Freeman of Rankin will leave in a few days for Auburn, Nebraska, where he expects to spend the winter. Watermelons and cantaloupe in November seem a little unreasonable to northern people but not so in Oklahoma. Monday Mr. Gil Fillan of near Canute came in with his usual load of fine melons which were sold readily and did not appear at all unreasonable during the middle of the day. Joseph Andris formerly a well known resident of the Sandstone neighborhood, but now of Leroy, Illinois sent in two dollars and has the Star sent to that address. On Nov. 17, V.A. Kirby and Ethel Phillips were married at the ME parsonage at Cheyenne, Rev. Robinson officiating. On the 11th of November, Rev. Robinson spoke the words that made Robert Dennison and Hattie McBride man and wife. Quite a number have been inquiring lately why the work on the water works is not taken up. In this connection we will say that the bonds have not been sold as yet and will not be on the market before the first of January.

 

Cheyenne Star, Nov. 25, 1909

W.H. Martin, a well known printer, who owns a good farm in the Rankin neighborhood and Miss Julia Clark were married in El Reno, Sunday, Nov. 7, 1909. John F. Green of Harrington and Andrew J. Boone of Cheyenne, Daniel J. Roberts, Nancy Orlena Broadwater, Alfred E. Dare of Grimes and James M. Shelton made final proof on their claims. D.W. Tracy, Atty at law of Elk City as in town Friday and Sat. looking after legal matters in the county court. Mr. Tracy is being mentioned for the next District Judge of this Judicial District. A.C. Smith of Grimes was a county seat visitor last week. Lots of good fresh milk cows with or without calves, inquire to Boots Fields. L.W. and Mrs. Pate left Tuesday morning for Chandler where they will spend Thanksgiving with Mrs. Pates’s parents. We printed bills for the big reduction sale by Denton and Brooks at Roll. This firm is offering big bargains at low prices. Mrs. B.F. Bynum and children spent several days this week at Elk City. Bird Pierce and John Mac Bonner spent Sun and Mon. in Elk City. E.M. Black and Will left Tuesday for Tecumseh for a few days visit with Mr. Black’s father. T.M. Miller was in Sayre this week looking after business matters connected with the firm of Miller and Cornels Abstract Co. Dr. V.V. Grant and Mr. Snyder of the Gem Pharmacy of Roll were Cheyenne visitors. The entertainment by the little pupils of the lower rooms last night at the Baptist Church was a very pleasant affair and was enjoyed by large and appreciative audience. The program showed careful preparation and the pupils did honor to their teachers: Miss Ethel Douglas and Mrs. Myrtle Converse.
George E. Shufeldt and sons had a fine lot of stationery printed at this office this week. The building of the C&OW railroad out of Clinton intersected the Orient and Rock Island last week. The railroad is building at the rate of ¾ mile a day. Earnest Lucas residing north of town, while coming to town yesterday, was thrown from the wagon and received serious injury. Dr. Grant was called and rendered medical aid. Hotel Black in Cheyenne is for sale.

 

Cheyenne Star, December 2, 1909

SQUARE TOP NEWS
A literary was held at Square Top School on Saturday night Nov. 27. Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Martin of Huntington, WV who had been visiting their aunt and uncle, S.E. Stephens this past week returned home Nov. 25 well pleased with their trip in Oklahoma. We are glad to see Miss Bessie Cooper and Miss Dotsie Sprowls in our midst again.
RED TOP NEWS
Pie Social at Red Top School house was quite a success, proceeds of $20.60 will be used in papering and decorating the school room. Ms. Bellamy led the students in an excellent program.
C & OW Railroad has laid about a mile of rail west of the bridge on the Washita River but are temporarily out of steel. The bridge gang is going right along building bridges endeavoring to keep out of the way of the steel gang. The company is putting every effort to have the road to Butler by Christmas. L.W. Pate and wife returned Monday from a several days’ visit with relatives and friends at Chandler. At the drawing Tuesday at Herring and Young’s, Mrs. Will Kendall held the lucky ticket and received a 36 piece dinner set. Justice Owen at El Reno has upheld the conviction of George Elmo Vance on the charge of murder of Walter Sheehan in a saloon at Sayre in 1907. R.V>.Converse will have a big public sale at his farm 4 miles east of Cheyenne adjoining Square Top School House on Wednesday, December 8.
Henry Warren returned from his studies at Weather Normal on Tuesday and spent Thanks-giving with the home folks. Rain on Sunday and Monday was very heavy and the branches and creeks were out of their banks. Sgt. Major and the Washita were said to have been higher than at any time since the country has been opened for settlement. There is no mail from Sayre on Monday and the Hamburg mail was laid out both Monday and Tuesday on account of the high water in the Washita. W.T. Peace, a one time surveyor of old Roger Mills Co., now a resident of Elk City was in town on Friday last, looking after land office matters before the U.S. Commissioner. Dr. and Mrs. Tedrowe and son, John, were up from Elk City and spent Thanksgiving with Cosmo and Mrs. Falconer. Munroe Keith and Wat Nichols are in jail here charged with burglarizing several stores at Texmo. J.C. Davis, who was indicted by a Grand Jury of old Day County prior to statehood for disposing of mortgaged property, has been apprehended and is now an inmate of the Roger Mills Co. Jail. Ed Moeler has been hauling the machinery to Rankin this week for an up to date grist mill. Quincy Archer of the Texmo neighborhood, who was declared insane last week and ordered taken to the asylum at Ft. Supply, made his escape from the officers while in route to the asylum, by leaping from the train while the same was running at a high speed. No trace of the man has yet been found, and it is thought that he was not injured. Archer had been in the asylum a number of years before, and had been returned home by the state authorities some time ago, thinking that he had entirely recovered. Edgar Taylor and wife of the Croton area are happy parents of a fine new baby girl. W.T. Bonner and J.C. Thornton returned last week from an extended visit with relatives and friends in Navarro County, Texas. They were accompanied to Cheyenne on their return trip by Mr. Bonner’s father and mother, and we understand that they will make their home at this place in the future.
William Baker living 3½ miles north and 1 mile east of Rankin will have a public sale on Wed. Dec. 8. Col. A.X. Grace will furnish the necessary wind and noise to make the sale a success while John Hall will look after the books and notes. The local Aerie of Eagles held a grand ball on Thanksgiving night. The township board of Cheyenne township will let a contract to gravel the half section line running north and south of Sec. 5-13-23; a distance of ¾ mile. Said area of gravel will be 12 feet wide and 6 inches deep.

Cheyenne Star, Dec. 9, 1909

This issue contains an open letter from the Democratic nominee for Governor, the Hon. William H. Murray, better known as “Cockle-burr” and “Alfalfa Bill”. A.H. Carter and T.M. Miller have been appointed delegates of Gov. Charles N. Haskell to represent Roger Mills Co. at the Good Roads Con-vention. Monday L.W. Pate acquired 50 feet of the corner including the old S.A. Elliott property while A.H. Carter came the owner of the building now occupied by the Pate Hardware Co. on the south side of Broadway. Mrs. Lena Guernsey, age 44 years, wife of Elmer Guernsey, residing 7 miles northeast of Cheyenne, died on Friday evening last after a very short illness. She leaves a husband, six children, mother and sisters to mourn her loss. The remains were taken to Kansas for burial. E.M. Black has sold his Hotel furnishings and leased the building to a Mr. James of Berlin. G.W. Hodges has been on the sick list for the past few days and is recovering and will soon be able to be out again. The bad weather of the last week stopped construction work on the new school building. Two days would have completed the stone work and the carpenters would then have gone to work on the roof, when the storm stopped all operations.
DEMPSEY NEWS: The Dempsey school house has a new belfry on it with a bell in it. Mr. Harrington had a sale last Saturday and is going to move to Colorado. There is no reason why Dempsey shouldn’t have a post office. We notice that the pony route that the Sweetwater Breeze spoke of did not go from Berlin to Grimes nor is there any likelihood of it doing so nor did the route from Sweetwater to Rankin or from Grimes go to Sayre. It may be that Sweetwater would be a good distribution point for mail in this part of western Oklahoma. Dr. Frank Pollock is doing some work on Mr. Harris’ place east of Rankin. It would be a good thing if the road commissioner would fix up the roads since the rain we had. Sam McFarland who lives three miles east and 1 mile south of Harrington is prepared to do blacksmithing. The sheriff was over after a lot of the boys were witnesses on the fire suit between Jeremiah Butler and Mr. Gill.
Will Huff will have a big public sale of horses, mules, cattle, farming implements and feed at his place 7 miles south and 1 mile east of Cheyenne on Tuesday, Dec. 14. We under-stand that there is a prospect of the old frame school building at Cheyenne being purchased and moved to another locality and converted into a hotel building.

Cheyenne Star, Dec. 16, 1909

Census men will get no more than $6 or less than $3 a day. There are 280 enumerators in the State. The census will be ended by July 1. Dr. Bell is now located in his new dental office in the Galaway Building up-stairs. On Dec 4 a marriage license was granted by Sayre Court to Finis Noe and Miss Agnes D. Corrigan, both of Elk City. The bride is well known in the Rankin area. Cheyenne Home Mission Society will hold a bazaar at the millinery parlors of Miss Flora Work beginning Friday, Dec. 17 and closing Christmas Day.

Cheyenne Star, Dec. 23, 1909

A.G. Ballou of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has traded property there for the Gould Farm of 480 acres, two miles southeast of Hamburg and is moving there this week. George Osborn who has a farm 10 miles west of Cheyenne, has moved east to the vicinity of Anadarko where he will farm next season. But like the cat, he will come back. Otto Spake who resides 12 miles northwest of Cheyenne, has just received word from Stigler, Oklahoma that his brother, William had been killed at that place a few days ago by two men, father and son, for money which Mr. Spake had in his possession. Spake had a farm near his brother and was well known in the Rankin area. He was employed by the railroad company and was very industrious and of economical habits. Jess Black who has been in the northeast part of Kansas for several weeks, looking after business matters, returned last Saturday evening and is now making a hand at the Hotel Black. S.A. Elliott’s bankrupt stock is being sold at cost prices. He will be reopening in the Pate Building. T.M. Miller and S.A. Elliott were in Sayre Monday and Tuesday of this week. Mr. Miller has purchased the interest of E.F. Cornels in the Abstract Firm of Miller-Cornels with offices at Cheyenne and Sayre.
Stonework at the school has been completed and the building is now in the hands of the carpenters and weather per-mitting they will soon put the finishing touches thereon. Baptist Sunday School will hold a program and Christmas tree on Friday Dec 24. Santa Claus is expected to attend. Participants are Bro. Farrar, Nellie Vanderpool, Paul Keen, Winford Bynum, Clifford Keen, Myrtle Rimby, Annie Elliott, Thelma Keen, Madge Osborn, Cleda Moore, and numerous young girls. S.A. Stauffer states that he is unable to do heavy work, he is offering his farm west of Cheyenne for rent for the coming season.
School will have one week Christmas vacation. The Sentinel office has been moved east to the Maddux Building. Two cases of smallpox are reported in the Meridian area, they are Mrs. Walter Margraves and John Wooten. Pat Wilson of Hamburg was in town. Ben Lindley will re-model the building formerly occupied by the Sentinel office and will use the same for his grocery stock after January 1. Miss Flora Work has moved her millinery department into the Pate Building and is selling the stock at reduced rates during the holiday trade. Miss Maud Black came in Mon. evening from Clinton where she is engaged in the millinery business, to spend a week with home folks.

Cheyenne Star, Dec. 30, 1909

Mr. Charles A. Morgan and Miss Ollie M. Anderson were married by Elder W.F. Farrar at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Anderson, 21/2 miles southwest of town. Ollie is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson who are old settlers here. Mr. Morgan is in business in Denver, Co where they will make their future home. The trial of Robert Ross and Caleb Howard (better known as Pete Ficklin) who were arrested some two years ago for destroying rural route mail boxes by roping them, will be on trial in Guthrie Jan. 14. A half grown badger was captured and brought to town this week and proved to be quite a curiosity to many of our people. These animals were quite numerous along the Washita in the early day. Roger Mills Co. will have over 50 teachers in attendance at the annual teachers’ meeting in Oklahoma City this week.
Nate Dykes, son of Clay Dykes, residing in the Hammon area was seriously injured on Sat. last by a horse on which he was riding falling on him. The boy was still unconscious on Tuesday and is in very serious condition. Dr. Gregoire was called and is doing all that is possible to aid his recovery. J.M. Myers of Rocky, Washita Co., has purchased the Ida Wheeler farm, 10 miles west of town. Sometime Tuesday fire was discovered in what is known in Berlin as “the flat” or the Baldwin building. The entire building was destroyed but being vacant at the time, no further damage was done. Miss Nene Alexander left on the 23rd to spend the holidays with relatives in Paris, Texas. She will return in time to resume her duties as teacher of the public school music class on Jan 3.

The meeting of Southwestern Teachers and Patrons Associa-tion at Dempsey was a failure because f the severe weather on Friday and Saturday. Only 4 teachers were present: Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Myrtle Repass and Leonard Smith. Many patrons were present and a nice program was rendered. The next meeting was appointed the third Sat. in January at the Mulberry School house, 2 miles north of Sweetwater. Last Friday E.A. Topper of Sweetwater shot a Rocky Mountain Black Eagle that measured 6 feet 5 and 3/4 inches from tip to tip of wings and had a spread of talons of 9 inches. Three of these birds have been sighted in that vicinity recently and among them they carried away four small pigs from Mr. Topper’s farm. He thinks that perhaps the heavy snow in the Rocky Mountains has caused them to seek a more salubrious climate and in their flight toward the Wichita Mountains, southeast of here, they simply stopped over to take in fuel for the remainder of the journey.
A double wedding was performed by Esq. Casady on Dec. 25. The honorees were: Fletcher Garwood and Miss Ethel Coombs and William F. Evans and Miss Effie Coombs, all of Texmo. They all traveled to the county seat where the marriage licenses were secured for a double wedding. J.P. Johnson and wife were down from their Dead Indian Ranch Monday. J.P. takes a position with the Cheyenne State Bank the first of the year and they are looking for a dwelling house. Some of the boys put on a show with a balky team as the main performers Christmas afternoon that reminded the oldtimers of the stunts pulled off in Cheyenne in the early days.