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by Rita Buford
With Permission From D. Jo Ferguson, Publisher Of Pawnee Chief

The Pawnee Scout Newspaper - Oklahoma Territory - December 29, 1893

G.W. MITCHELL is building quite a commodious residence in the south part of town.

Sam MYERS is attending to business in Nebraska this week.

Commissioner ETCHISON spent Sunday at Perry and Guthrie.

H. PALMER's new residence is adding much to the appearance of that part of town.

Attorney REDWINE is making arrangements to move his family from Wichita to this city soon.

Mrs. GOODRICH will return to her former home at Independence, Kansas after January 1st.

Dr. LEE of Winfield, bought property in our city recently for the location of a U.B. Church.

Chas. H. FREANER wishes to express his heartfelt thanks to the ladies and friends who so kindly aided in his recent bereavement.

Harry COONS received word last week that he had been allowed a pension of $4.00 per month, which is insignificant news for a man who holds eleven discharges from the government.

Mrs. Chas. VANDERVOORT was happily surprised by receiving a handsome Steinway piano as a Christmas present from her husband. We expect the development of much musical talent in our city.

Mr. and Mrs. W.S. FISHBACK were in our city Friday from the Sac and Fox country making investments with our merchants. The time is not very far distant that they will move permanently to Pawnee.

Mrs. A. CATLETT, wife of our pioneer hardware merchant, arrived in the city from Prairie Grove, Arkansas last Sunday with their five bright children: Rose, Pearl, Arthur, John and Edwin. Mrs. CATLETT is agreeably surprised with the appearance of our city.

Dr. L. FELKER has moved his large livery from Stillwater to our city and is making extensive additions of both stock and buildings in the west side.

Mr. and Mrs. Judge FAULKNER are now permanently located at their home in the south part of the city.

W.R. CLARK has arrived from Bentonville, Arkansas, and has taken charge of the carpenter shops at the school.

I.K. BERRY is at his home at Cushing for a few days. Mr. Berry has done much toward the building up of our new city.

Rev. E.F. HILL is pastor of the M.E. church for Pawnee and surrounding country and Dolph CARRION has charge of the Agency.

E.A. PORTER has moved his short order restaurant down in the business part of town and is feeding the hungry in true city style.

Rev. W.W. STEWART is building a very comfortable residence north of the Citizens bank. He expects to make a boarding house of it.

C.M. HILL and W.L. EAGLETON were at Stillwater Tuesday night in the interest of Masonry. The order will
soon be in good working order at this place.

B.H. WEESNER has been receiving a visit from his father and mother and a cousin at Hanneesey the past week, and he returned home with them for a few days,.

Miss Kate ROBINSON and Miss Hatty DUCK are among the new employees at the agency schools.

To the friends who endeavored to mitigate our late bereavement we desire to return our sincere thanks and pray that the Giver of all good may reward you according to the work of your hands and the sympathy offered us in our trying hour. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. COTTON.

At the M.E. Church Sunday evening after church, by Rev. W.W. STEWART, J.A. MINER and Miss Merta ANAWALT, all of Pawnee, Pawnee Territory.
The groom is one of our respected merhants and has been with us since the opening of our townsite, while the bride is one of our most charming young ladies.
The young couple are in very pleasant quarters at the National and expect to build a house soon. The SCOUT family wish them a long and prosperous future.

The Pawnee Dispatch - January 4, 1901

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. HUGHES gave a "watch party" New Years Eve to a few of their friends. Progresive high five and whist were the entertainments of the evening. An elegant lunch of salted nuts, chicken sanwiches, coffee, ice cream and cake were served, and at midnight to the strains of "Dawn of the Century" march, all shook hands in congratulations that each one present was allowed by Providence to enter and become a part of the new and glorious 20th century.

Social Dance:
The young people of town enjoyed a social dance at the Opera House New Years Eve, about twenty couples participating. Music was furnished by P.A. PISHER and wife. Among those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUDSON, Mr. and Mrs. Ed HILL, Mr. and Mrs. Robt. EWING, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. PORTER, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. DRIESBACH, Mr. and Mrs. MURRAY, Misses OAKES, BUSSEY, EVANTS, OLDHAM, Minnie BADGER, HERRIMAN, Nellie BADGER, HUGHES, GATES, KUYKENDALL, and Messr BROADDUS, JACOBS, MARTIN, PHILLIPS, GARLINGHOUSE, PETER and KERN.

The Water Works
A small army of men are at work laying the water mains, and are making rapid progress. In less than sixty days, Pawnee will have the much needed protection from fire. Considerable speculation has been indulged on by resident owners who do not live in the streets through which the pipes pass, whether they will get any privileges therefrom. Mayor RAMSEY informs the Dispatch that as soon as the pipes are put in, lines along the residence streets will be lain, to meet all demands. A schedule of prices will soon be established and published for the benefit of the public.

County Attorney HUGHES was a Guthrie visitor this week.

J.C. MURPHY was a visitor for Jennings this week.

John BURKHOLDER, the millionaire merchant of Jennings, shook hands with friends in Pawnee Wednesday.

A.E. GRAY, the Blackburn druggist, was in Pawnee Wednesday, on his way to Guthrie.

Mr. E.M. CLARK is attending the meeting of the Club Women in Guthrie this week.

J.A. MCCLURE, a substantial citizen from Dixie, was a Pawnee visitor this week.

Mrs. R.M. CARR left for Guthrie this morning to attend a meeting of the Federation of Women's Clubs. The ladies will serve a banquet and Mrs. Carr will respond to the toast, "An afternoon out."

A.A. SANTRY came up from Jennings this week to transact business and meet his wife's sister, who came in from Lawrence, Kansas, to visit with them a few weeks.

W.T. LITTEN, ex-cashier of the Cleveland Bank, passed through Pawnee last week enroute to Cleveland, for a visit with friends. He was meet here by Cashier MYERS of the Cleveland Bank. Mr. Litten has disposed of his business in Kansas City and is now seeking a new location.

O.O. HUDSON, who was bookkeeper for the Pawnee Mercantile Company, left last week for Chickasga, Oklahoma, where he has purchased a grocery store and meat market. His new home is in one of the best towns in southwest Oklahoma, and is filled with people who will try for a home in the new country to opened for settlement in the spring. Mrs. Hudson and the children will leave for their new home in a few days.

People who had forgotten that a new century commenced last Monday night were reminded of the fact at midnight. Bells were run, guns fired and a general hubub raised, waking everyone in town. It is reported on a business man, that he jumped out of bed, grabbed his hat and in his night shirt, ran to the square, thinking a fire had broken out. He traveled through the alleys on his return home. Perhaps you can tell who it was for he is forced to limp. He fell over a slop barrel in his haste to get home.

P.A. CHAFFIN is still in Pawnee working in the interest of a canning factory for the town. The plant he wishes to put in will cost about $6,000 complete, having a capacity of 12,000 cans daily. His plan is to establish a stock company and have the business men of town own the plant. Such an institution, properly managed, will be a paying investment as Mr. Chaffin has the figures to prove. Pawnee must depend on the rural trade for support and should create a good market for what the farmers have to sell. Other towns near Pawnee will take up the enterprise if she don't. Can the town afford this?

During the past week the following parties have paid on subscription to the Dispatch: A. STICKER, Adam SCHERER, Dow WARDLOW, F.P. DAVIDSON, J.S. ROGERS, A.C. MOHNEY, H.C. BENNETT, Henry BRUNS, R.M. CARR, J.H. MCCLURE, Burl MEADOR, Wm. KIDWELL, H.S. TOMA, Robt. STAFFORD, G.M. PHILLIPS, J.B. DAVIS and J.H. HALE.

Miss Minnie BADGER entertained a few of her friends Wednesday night. She will return to school at Liberty, Missouri tomorrow.

In the Probate Court in and for Pawnee County, Oklahoma Territory
In the matter of the Guardianship of O.D. MARKHAM of Samuel JOHNSTON, a minor
Territory of Oklahoma to O.D. MARKHAM:
You will take notice than now, towit: On this 21st day of December, 1900, it appearing to the Judge of the above entitled court that the above named O.D. MARKHAM has left the said Pawnee County, and that service of citation cannot be had upon him in Oklahoma Territory and that he is a non-resident thereof and it is further appearing that Loyd MCNEMEE, opa of the sureties on the bond of the said O.D. MARKHAM, has filed his petition in the said Court to be relieved of and from all further liability on account of future acts of the said guardian. It is by this Court ordered that the said guardian, O.D. MARKHAM, appear in the aove entitled court on the 15th day of January 1901, at 9:00 a.m. of said day and then and there give other surety upon his said bond as guardian and in the event of failure so to do that his letters of guardianship shall be revoked.
Witness my hand and Seal of this Court this December 21st, 1900. Wm. L. EAGLETON, Probate Judge.

The Pawnee Dispatch - January 11, 1901

There will be a meeting of the teachers of te Pawnee Public Schools Saturday, February 2, at the school building, beginning at 9 a.m. Program leaders will be: Mrs. N.F. JOHNSON, Miss TURNER, Mrs. L.B. SNIDER, Miss BUSSEY, Miss EVANTS, and Miss SEEVERS.

Pleasant Mount:
School that has been closed on account of small pox will begin Monday the 14th ult., and it is hoped Sunday school will also begin and small pox will not call on us again soon.

Mrs. MARSHMAN's father has made her a visit from Kansas, and he likes the country very well.

Mr. and Mrs. SCOTT have quit farming and leased the Elite Hotel in Pawnee. We now know where to go to get a good dinner. Mr. Scott and Joseph NOVATUNG held a combined sale, and things brought good prices. Eli TATRO cried the sale.

Will Wed:
The following people have recently been granted license to wed by Judge EAGLETON:
December 20 - Wm. REVARD, 35; Myrtle HENTY, 16.
December 21 - W.D. GREEN, 29; Myrtle MCNEFF, 20.
December 22 - A.E. CARVER, 22; Cora E. JACKSON, 19.
December 22 - H.H. SCHROEDER, 25; Jessie L. MOORE, 20.
December 22 - H.E. COWEN, 20; Luela L. RODERS 18.
December 24 - B.S. SMITH, 38; Reva C. STEELE, 19.
December 26 - Ev. SNEAD, 27; Maudy AXHALEN, 17
December 28 - Ora THURMAN, 22; Tillie BENSON, 27.
December 29 - R.F. CANNON, 24; May SPENCER, 18.
December 31 - John STRADER, 26; Mary L. WAILS, 17.
December 31 - Geo. MEYER, 22; Ida TAULBEE, 19.
January 02 - C.H. HAUSER, 29; Lillie B. COOK, 25.
January 03 - Robt. WARNOLD, 24; Vernie CALER, 19.
January 03 - Buel A. SWEARINGEN, 35; Mary Ann BOOKER, 28.
January 04 - D.J. HARPER, 34; Rosana B. EISLY, 16.
January 07 - Roy ACKER, 21; Birdie FRIEZE, 20.
January 07 - William LEVIS 23, Agnes FITZPATRICK

Mr. Chas. H. HOUSER and Miss Lillie D. COOK of Osage City, were married January 3rd at the residence of M.L. KEVSCHNER, near Blackburn. Rev. J.D. MORGAN, pastor of the M.E. Church of Blackburn performed the ceremony. Both are popular young people of that neighborhood and have many friends who wish them joy.

Bert STEEN, one of the finest young men in Pawnee County spent a couple of days here this week. Mr. Steen recently gave up his job as travelling salesman for a wholesale grocery firm and is going into business at Ralston, where he is having a large store building erected. He will put in a stock of furniture.

Hon. C.J. WRIGHTSMAN returned last Saturday from the Territorial Bar Association meeting at Guthrie. Mr. Wrightsman made a strong pull to have the next meeting held in Pawnee, and has good prospects for winning the prize. Charlie never fails to work and talk for his town.

Dr. and Mrs. A.B. WEBBER arrived in Pawnee Monday afternoon, and are enscounced at the National Hotel. The doctor's friends are trying to make life miserable for him, but he bears up under it bravely, and distributes the cigars.

Al FLETCHER, who for the past year has served as jailer and under-sheriff for Sheriff GRANT, has accepted a position with the new grocery firm of Morris and Lehew.

Those interested in music in Pawnee, who met Mr. Ferdinand DITTLER and lady during their stay here last spring, will be glad to know they contemplate returning to Pawnee to open a music school. Mrs. Dittler is one of the most talented pianists that ever visited Pawnee, and a teacher of well-known ability. Mr. Dittler is a very fine violinist and a thorough musician.

Rev. John W. MOATS held preachig services at the residence of John THOMAS last Sunday afternoon. At the close of the service he united in marriage Mr. G.W. STEPHENS and Miss Maud L. LONG, two prominent young people of that neighborhood. A large number of friends of the couple were present to witness the event.

Hon. H.A. THOMAS passed through Pawnee Friday on his way to Guthrie to take his seat in the Legislature. Mr. Thomas expressed himself as very hopeful that some beneficial legislation would be passed by the assembly this session. Mr. Thomas is recognized as one of the leaders in the House.

Dr. L.B. MORROW informs the Dispatch that his son, Wilson, who was at one time Editor of this paper, recently suffered a serious stroke of paralysis. He has been in poor health for some time. Mr. Morrow is now in Indianapolis, Indiana.

S.S. SLOAN returned Saturday from Perry, where he went to visit his son, Harry. The latter has taken charge of a paper in Texas, and will now pose as an editor.

Hon. T.J. LESHY, of Pawhuska, was in Pawnee this week, looking up legal business before the county board.

Capt. J.A. EMMONS returned this week from a month's visit to his old home in Tecumseh, Nebraska.

J.M. DANIELS, from Cleveland, was a Pawnee visitor Tuesday.

January 18, 1901

A meeting of the members of the Congregational Church was held last Saturday and by unanimous vote Rev. MOATS was asked to remain pastor of that church, at an increase of salary. Mr. Moats has announced his intention of accepting the offer. This decision on is part is very gratifying to his many friends as there is no more popular man in Pawnee than he.

Frank CANTON, an old time resident of Pawnee, is visting friends in Pawnee this week. Mr. Canton has just returned from the Klondike country, where he spent the last 3 years serving as a United States marshall. Poor health forced him to leave and he is now looking around for a new location. His family are in Buffalo, Wyoming.

City Clerk BRETZ informs the Dispatch that he will soon take steps towards the organization of a fire company for the city. The necessary appliances to properly equip the company will be purchased by the city and Mr. Bretz wants about 12 men trained in the art of fire fighting.

John W. HENDERSON, the leading implement dealer of Pawnee, is in Kansas City this week, attending the meeting of the retail implement dealers of the Southwest. Mr. Henderson is a member of this association.

John DICKINSON came home last week from Galveston, where he has been since the great flood last fall. John can tell some horrifying tales of the sights he saw while helping to clear away the debris and dead bodies.

A telegram summoned W.E. GORTON to Norman last week, anouncing the sudden illness of Eddie, who is a student in the university there. Mr. Gorton brought him home and he is now nearly well again.

Since our last issue, the following licenses have been issued by Probate Judge EAGLETON:
Jesse HARLEY, 23, to Lillie CHEEK, 18
Linford SMITH, 30 to Hannah JIM, 18
O. ZIMMERMAN, 36 to Phoebe MCCASLIN, 24

Councilman BAUSELL is able to be out again after a ten day tussle with the small pox. His complexion is not exactly lovely, but he looks happy and smiles pleasantly at his friends.

Socialist Call
The Socialists of Pawnee county are hereby called to meet at the court house in Pawnee on Saturday, January 26, 1901, at half past one o'clock to hear report of the delegates to the territorial convention held at Guthrie on December 28, 1900, and to transact other business that will come before said convention. All who have severed their connections with other political parties are cordially invited to attend. H.O. MAHAFFEY, Chairman

Mr. A.J. FONDREN, proprietor of the "Fair Store" on the north side, died last Friday at his home in this city. Mr. Fondren had an attack of fever last October, but had recovered so as to be able to be about his business during the holidays. About two weeks ago he was again confined to his bed and suffered a stroke of paralysis, after which he gradually failed until death came to his relief. He leaves a wife and a little girl.
Mr. Fondren was born in Texas in 1869, and was married in that state in 1894; was engaged in the mercantile business in Purcell, I.T., before coming to Pawnee last spring. Though he lived here but a few months, Mr. Fondren impressed all who knew him as being a christian gentleman. The funeral services were conducted at the Congregational Church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. ROBERTSON, assisted by Rev. MOATS, and the remains were laid to rest in Highland Cemetery. The bereaved wife and little girl have the sympathy of all.

Card of Thanks
I desire to express my heart-felt thanks to those who so kindly assisted me in my great bereavement. May the Heavenly Father ever shield them from such sorrow. Mrs. A.J. FONDREN

Notice was served upon Mayor RAMSEY this week that JACOBS, the Oklahoma City traveling man, who broke his leg by falling on the sidewalk near the opera house, has brought suit against the city for $5,000. On Saturday night, November 24, Jacobs was on his way to the opera house to witness a performance given by the Payton Sisters Comedy Co. and in crossing the alley between the corner of the square and the opera house, slipped and fell, breaking a bone in is ankle. He was kept from his work for several weeks thereby, and now claims that he was damaged to the extent of $5,000. The case will be a hotly contested one. The accident was probably not caused by the construction of the walk. It has been raining all day and the walks were muddy and slippery, one being liable to a fall on any walk in town. At the place where the fall occurred, the city had established no grade and did not pretend to maintain a walk. Jacobs will be given a run for his money.

Word was received here this week of the death of the wife of Rev. D.W. HUGHES, pastor of the M.E. Church South of this place. Rev. Hughes was sent to this charge at the last annual conference, but on account of the serious illness of his wife, who received a stroke of paralysis about two months ago, he has been unable to move his family from Stillwater to this place. Rev. Hughes will make this his home as soon as he can secure a house to live in.

Knights Templar Reception and Banquet
Wednesday last was a notable day for Masonry in Pawnee. A Commandery of Knights Templar was organized here with a charter membership of over eighty. In the class upon whom the orders of Knighthood were conferred on Wednesday night, were forty-two, which was a larger class than has ever been knighted in the history of Knight Templarism, not only in the Territory of Oklahoma, but larger than any other in the United States. Some few years ago, a class of thirty-two were knighted in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, and that was considered a wonderful record, but Pawnee Commandery now holds the highest place. The Commandery has been conferring the orders for several nights past, or the class would have numbered sixty-eight.
The charter membership is composed of Masons from all over Pawnee county and the Osage reservation, there being some twenty-five members from the reservation.
Arrangements had been made with a firm in Chicago, Illinois, to have a complete set of the finest paraphernalia here for the use of the Commandery in conferring the orders, and each of the candidates was highly pleased with the manner in which the new officers did the work, and much impressed with the beautiful ceremonies in the conferring of the orders.
The Right Eminent Sir Harper S. CUNNINGHAM, Grand Commander of this Territory, was present with several visiting Sir Knights from different parts of the United States, and all expressed themselves much pleased and gratified.
After the Commandery had finished its work, the Sir Knights were formed in double columns and marched to the opera house where the Commandery Ladies gave them a grand reception. Covers had been set for the Sir Knights and Ladies, and while the Pawnee Orchestra furnished sweet music, the Sir Knights and Ladies did justice to one of the most elegant banquets ever served in this Territory.
All who took in the evening's entertainment deserve special mention, especially the ladies who prepared and served the banquet, the Misses who waited upon the Sir Knights and Ladies, and the orchestra. Those who rendered the vocal selections: Misses Lena BERRY, Blanche LANCASTER, Jessie WHITE; Mesdames WRIGHTSMAN, HUGHES, JOHNSON.

Roster of Membership:
ACKLEY, Francis M.
BAGBY, Arthur H.
BERREE, George W.
BERRY, Issac K.
BIRD, John L.
BRENNER, Harris H.
CLARK, Edgar M.
DAVIS, James B.
DRUMMOND, Frederik
DUNCAN, Joseph L.
EAGLETON, William L.
FLORER, Walter O.
FRY, Riley
GORTON, William E.
GRANT, Thomas M.
GRAVETT, Elliott R.
HALE, James H.
HAMMER, Aristo A.
HANNA, Henry C.
HINTON, William D.
HOLDEN, Walter W.
JACKSON, William B.
JAY, Palmer C.
KIDWELL, William D.
LOOMER, Healey M.
MARTIN, William T.
MONK, Perey J.
MOSLER, William T.
MORRIS, Solomon R.
PRATER, Robert F.
PRUDOM, Charles N.
RAMBO, Cassius W.
REID, George W.
ROBINSON, William R.
ROGERS, Thomas L.
RUSH, Clarence H.
SEEVERS, Columbus T.
SHAPARD, Charles J.
SMITH, George B.
STEWARD, Russell B.
STILLWELL, Mortimer F.
SUTTON, George W.
TODD, William H.
TUCKER, W. Clark
WARD, Robert
WARE, David A.
WEEMS, George M.
WHEELER, Edward C.
WILLIAMS, Herbert W.
WORTHAM, Thomas T.
WYES, George G.

February 8, 1901

Geo. BROCKMAN, an old resident of Pawnee, and proprietor of the O.K. feed store, died last Tuesday morning. Uncle George was fifty-two years old and had been suffering with the grippe, for several days, but was not known to be seriously ill until a short time before his death.
One of the neighbors had been sitting up with him, but went home at 4 o'clock a.m. At 6 o'clock, when neighbors went in Mr. Brockman was dead. His brother, O. F. Brockman, of Springield, Missouri, arrived Wednesday and had the body embalmed by Bruington Bros. after which it was take to Springfield for burial.

The barn of Geo. M. WEEMS, Ex-County Clerk, was totally destroyed by fire about 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. Two horses, a quantity of corn and hay was burned. The fire is supposed to have been started by children playing with matches.

John W. HENDERSON was in attendance at the convention of implement dealers at Kansas City last week, returning home Monday. He reports an interesting meeting.

Geo. MALCOM, age 22, living near Ralston, died last Sunday of pnuemonia.

Jno. N. COULTER and L.K. BERRY went to Guthrie Thursday morning.

Stark Naked
A boy was found on the streets by the marshall the other morning, dressed as Cupid usually is, and when asked where he was going, pointed to the Kandy Kitchen. A great many pounds of candy are consumed daily by the people of Pawnee and vicinity. Many do not realize how many impurities are contained in a great deal of the factory-made candy shipped in here. F.C. ANGEL is a candy manufacturer of large experience, and is making pure stuff in the candy line. Everything at his place is clean and neat, and he guarantees the purity of his goods. He also handles all kinds of fruits. Give him a call, between the First National Bank and National Hotel.

I am agent for the George H. LEWIS estate, and will sell the town lots belonging to said estate at private sale. Call and see me. P.J. MEURER

February 15, 1901

Licensed to Wed:
The Probate Court has issued permits to the following people to become man and wife:
January 18th - F.M. CLEARY, 25, Gray Horse; Maud APPEL, 24, Gray Horse
January 24th - W.J. GRIMSHAW, 42; Lucy BRYAN, 42, Joplin, Missouri
January 26th - Jas. HARTZELL, 43; Mary A. PORTER, 20, Pawnee
February 2nd - J.L. WILSON, 20; Lillie G. RUSSELL, 20, Pawnee
February 4th - E.R. PERRY, 25; Alma WILLIAMS,18, Cleveland
February 6th - Geo. C. DAVIS, 21; Anna L. ADAMS, 17; Morrison
February 7th - Chas. HOFFMAN, 33; Rosetta EATON, 24, Hillside, O.T.
Febuary 8th - J.G. WEAVER, 34; Alice CALE, 19, Basin, O.T.

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. HANNA were visitors at Mulhall last Thursday.

The saloon smashing business has grown to huge proportions in Kansas, hundreds of towns being stirred up over the matter. At Winfield, a regular riot occured Wednesday, in which several people were injured. A number just escaped being killed. Several joints were smashed and serious trouble is expected to result therefrom. Mrs. NATION is in Chicago giving a series of lectures.

February 22, 1901

Married in St. Louis

The St. Louis Republic of Tuesday states:
"Lewis P. MOSIER and Miss Jessie R. BUSSEY, of Pawnee, Oklahoma were married last night at the home of the brides sister, Mrs. Clara LUCKEY, No. 3601 Finney Avenue. The Rev. D.R. SMART, of Cook Avenue M.E. Church (South) performed the ceremony. Mrs. MOSIER is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James T. BUSSEY of Pawnee and Mr. Mosier formerly lived in Pulaski County, Missouri. They will visit relatives in Springfield, Missouri before returning to Oklahoma."
Mosier sneaked away, there's no doubt of it. Few, if any of his friends here knew what was up. He tried to palm off a story about a sick father up in Missouri who needed his care. That's why he went to Missouri, he said. Now he is married and so far away that his friends can't pull off his arms or fill his pockets with rice. But never mind, old boy, it will take all the cheroots in town to square it with the boys. That is, with those who smoke, and those who drink - well the town has water works now. Mr. and Mrs. Mosier will be home to their friends after March 1st. They need no introduction, as they have grown up in Pawnee - been a part of it, ever since it's birth. They are popular and have many friends here to wish them joy.

B.A. LEHEW sold his farm west of town this week to J.W. SAPP, who recently came here from Missouri. The consideration was $1800 cash.

Pawnee Chief

March 1, 1901

County Attorney and Mrs. HUGHES drove over to Osage City last Sunday, where Mr. Hughes took some pictures of the location where the fight between R.W. MOORE and W.F. VANDRUFF took place. The pictures will be used in the prosecution of the case which comes up at the April term of court. Mr. Hughes is one of the best amateur photographers in the county.

Mrs. A.B. PRATT, who visited with Mr. and Mrs. E.M. CLARK last week, returned to her home at Perry Sunday. Mr. PRATT is the proprietor of the Perry music house and will make regular trips to this county in the interests of his business.

A.E. GRAY passed through Pawnee Monday enroute to Guthrie. He has recently sold his stock of drugs at Blackburn and will open a drug store in Guthrie.

Notice: All parties owning chickens within the town of Pawnee must keep them penned up after March 1st. C.H. WILKERSON, City Marshall

R. BEAUREGUARD, a prominent farmer living near Ralston, was a Dispatch caller this week. He left the coin to push his subscription up several months.

Mr. and Mrs. B.S. MCGUIRE came up from Guthrie Monday for a few days visit with friends.

Frank PATTERSON, of Cleveland, was a visitor here Sunday.

J.N. COULTER was a business visitor to Guthrie last Friday.

W.H. BURCH, of Augusta, Kansas, is here visiting his brother, Dave Burch.

L.M. DROWN, the merchant of Cleveland, was in Pawnee Tuesday.

The place to make final proof on your farm is before C.W. BACON, at the court house.

John FERGUSSON, assistant engrossing clerk of the legislature, spent Sunday with home folks in Pawnee.

Will KITE and A.B. MALLORY went out hunting Tuesday and while thus engaged, Kite's gun was accidentally dishcharged and the load of shot tore through Mr. Mallory's thigh. The thigh bone was not injured, and he will soon be around again.

J.A. HUNTER and family left yesterday morning for Chickasha, I.T., where they will reside until the Kiowa and Commanche country is opened for settlement, into which they expect to move and grow up with the country.

J.A. EMMONS was a caller this week. He reports that he will soon open an addition to Pawnee on the south to be known as the Wrightsman addition. Mr. Emmons will be agent for the lots.

A. CONANT left Wednesday for Litchfield, Illinois, where he will join Pawnee Bill's show. The show will open the season of 1901 at St. Louis, April 15th.

The Modern Woodmen lodge has 47 candidates to initiate. This will soon be one of the strongest lodges in the city.


Two prominent people of Jenings appeared before Judge EAGLETON Tuesday and asked for matrimonial documents. They were C.G. CANFIELD and Miss Eva KIRKPATRICK. Mr. Eagleton quickly issued the papers and said the words that made the two man and wife and they hastened back to their home in Jennings. Mr. Canfield is a member of the firm of Canfield Bros., general merchants and one of the most substantial men of the town. His bride is a popular young lady and thw have scores of friends.

Fire Again
At 12 o'clock Sunday night the alarm of fire awakened the citizens of the town, and a rush was made for the east side, where it was found that a barn belonging to J.S. MAHAFFEY was on fire. E.L. MCKEE, the water man, had the barn rented and kept his teams therein. Four horses were burned with the barn. Mr. MCKEE was badly burned in trying to get out of the barn after cutting the horses loose. The cause of the fire is unknown, but many think it has the appearance of incendiarism.

The public is hereby notified that my wife, Lizzie F. PEPPER, has left my bed and board, and I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by her after this date. February 27th, 1901 - S. PEPPER

The Pawnee Dispatch - March 21, 1901

Mr. and Mrs. G.M. WEEMS are home from their trip to the East and South. They spent several weeks in Eastern Tennessee and went to see McKinley inaugurated. They were accompanied home of by Mr. Weem's mother and two brothers.

H.C. HANNA has secured a license and given bond required as a city plumber. He carries a large stock of the necessary goods to properly perform this work, and is prepared to do all work in this line.

Messrs. MOSIER, BARBER, HOLMES, ALLEN and ladies were over from Ralston Monday night to see "Forgiven" played by the Madison Square Theatre.

Two candidates tackled the "Woodmen" goat last Friday night. The Lodge has been making a rapid growth. There are seventy candidiates to initiate.

For pointers in painting it will Pay you to talk with E.A. SKINNER.

Mrs. Jessie HUSSON is here from Kansas City, visiting her friends. She has considerable property in Pawnee, which she desires to sell while here.

D.B. BROWNING of Lela, desires by this means to thank his many customers who purchased wood from him during the past winter.

For farm loans see J.A. BURKHOLDER, Jennings, O.T.

S.F. BUCHER, of Emporia, Kansas, came in Monday to take a position in the Arkansas Valley National Bank. He is a brother to P.O. BUCHER, and will take the latter's place as assistant casier in the bank.

J.L. FERGUSSON is home from his work as clerk for the legislature. Jonn says he is rich in experience, but financially the job wasn't so much.

Mrs. C.E. FERGUSSON and Mrs. J.K. PUTMAN, mother and sister of W.H. FERGUSSON, are here on a visit.

Commissioner W.D. HINTON was in town the first of the week attending a meeting of the county board. He claims that everything is flourishing in his neighborhood.

Mrs. C.E. LUCKEY came in from St. Louis Tuesday. She has opened a millinery emporium on the west side of the square.

The high wind of Tuesday did considerable damage around town, the cost of which will amount to several dollars. The upper part of the southend of Coffey's furniture store was blown off and the roof off the building just west of his store. The court house also suffered from the gale, one of the tall chimneys being blown down. The most costly damage was the breaking of the large stained glass windows in the Christian Church. The two larger ones were completely ruined. They cost $50 each. Numerous out building, fences, etc. were wrecked. The wind was pronounced as the worst ever seen in this part of Oklahoma.

The 16 year old step-son of R.J. JONES, of Ralston, was accidently shot last Sunday, from the effects of which he died a few hours later. A party were on their way to the river to hunt ducks, and a 22-caliber rifle in the hands of a small boy was discharged, the bullet striking the Jones boy in the back going almost through his body. Dr. WATERS was summoned from here and put all is professional power into work to save the boy's life, but the ball had passed through his lungs and the wound was a fatal one.

R.W. DUNLAP passed through Pawnee Wednesday enroute to Cleveland from Washington, D.C. Rumor says that Mr. Dunlap went to the capital to secure a fat appointment in the new country and that he has strings pulling from a successful source.

For Rent: My residence in the south part of town, will also sell all my furniture at a private sale - J.B. FRIEDMAN.

March 27, 1901

Charles G. SHADE, a banker and real estate dealer of Larchwood, Iowa, came in Monday evening and spent Tuesday with the family of M.W. DICKINSON. He is Mrs. DICKINSON's brother.

B.L. STEEN, of Ralston, passed through Pawnee last week on his way to Kansas City. He has accepted a position as traveling salesman for the Kansas City Baking Powder Company.

Marriage Licenses:
March 9 - W.P. WAHL, 30; Daisy H. SMITH, 25
March 13 - W.H. HUNTER, 38; Pearl WILCOX, 20
March 18 - W.H. PRUITT, 28; Tilla MALLER, 32

Osage City Scrapings:

Mr. Ollie THORNTON and mother expect to soon move West: Mr. THORNTON will stay on the lease this year.

W.W. SCOTT and wife were over on the other side of the river Sunday.

Mrs. MILLER, the post mistress, has bought her a fine organ. Some of the young folks gathered there Saturday evening to hear her play.

Mrs. OLIVER is teaching a subscription school; she has 28 scholars on the roll.

Mrs. Kirk KENNEDY was out Sunday the first time in six months; glad to see her around again - she has throat trouble.

Mr. GORDON, formerly from Osage, but now living on Spring Creek, passed through the city Sunday on his way to Mr. Milam's.

What has become of John STACKER and wife? We have not noticed them around in this part of the world since he has been a married man - John has settled down to business now.

Dr. ARCHER arrived home Sunday from Ponca City; he had a very disagreeable trip.

Robbery and Murder:
Last Monday evening about 8:30 two men walked into Swarts and Co's store at Red Rock, and ordered the men inside to throw up, which was done, and they proceeded to rob the safe of about $350. While the robbery was going on, Albert BATEMAN, manager of the Foster Lumber Company, stepped into the store and was ordered to throw up his hands. Instead of complying, he pulled a revolver and began shooting, wounding one of the robbers slightly. Both of the robbers then fired on Bateman, inflicting wounds from which he died in a short time.
The robbers escaped, starting eastward, and as soon as Sheriff FOSTER and posse of Perry could arrive, they started in pursuit. The fugitives were traced to the CUNNINGHAM home, three miles northwest of this city, and the possee came to Pawnee Tuesday evening for more help. Sheriff CRISMON and several deputies immediately set out for the hiding place of the robers. On their arrival, CUNNINGHAM denied that there were any men in the house. Deputy Tom JOHNSON started up to the door to investigate, when a man inside supposed to be the notorious Ben CRAVENS shot through a crack in the door, the ball striking JOHNSON in the left side and coming out on the right side.
During the excitement that followed, CRAVENS jumped out of the door and made his escape toward the timber, turning and emptying his winchester twice. One of the balls struck Sheriff CRISMON on the wrist and shattered his gun stock, which probably saved his life. Deputy JOHNSON was brought to Pawnee and given the best of medical attention, but died Thursday night at 1:00.
The Perry possee captured the other robber at Morrison Wednesday morning. He was about 20 years of age and gave the name of Charlie THOMAS. He was taken to Perry, but with a crowd of the friends of BATEMAN from Red Rock and vicinity coming to Perry with the intention of lynching THOMAS, Sheriff FOSTER escaped with his prisoner and landed him in the federal jail at Guthrie.
CRAVENS was last seen near Mulhall, and is supposed to be hiding with friends. No one seems to be anxious to tackle him, but it looks as though the officers might scare up enough help to put such a dangerous man where the lives of the community will be a little more safe.

Attention Ladies! Wait for the opening of my select stock of up-to-date spring millinery before buying. I have brought a very large stock from the eastern markets and will be able to give you what you want. Hoping you will all give me a call, Very respectfully, Mrs. C.E. LUCKEY with L. Marx and Sons, west side square.

April 5, 1901

Marriage Licenses Issued:
March 20th, W.R. PEARL, 28; Marie L. BRENNAN, 23.
March 21st, Frank KUESKY, 29; Maranda FARR, 30.
March 30th, Frank A. ZALDUSKA, 28, Gracie VAUGHN, 17.
April 2nd, John NORRIS, 24; Myrtle TIPTON, 24.

Mrs. C.W. RAMBO is slowly recovering from a severe attack of diptheria. Her case was quite serious, two doctors being in attendance both day night during the most critical period.

I am agent for the George H. LEWIS estate, and will sellthe town lots belonging to said estate at private sale. P.J. MEURER.

Call on Henry HORST at the Bon Ton. The best eating establishment in Pawnee. Southwest corner of Square.

Ocscar COPPEDGE of Jennings, is acting as deputy County Clerk this week.

Liar Caught
It has come to my ears that a certain personal enemy of mine has circulated a report to the effect that I have been furnishing people with water from Bear Creek, and I wish to state to the citizens that it is a wiful, malicious lie, the production of a cowardly, sneaking parody on humanity who dare not face an honest man. The only water we have ever hauled from the creek was for a nurseryman to water his trees, and to the Stock yards for some hogs. Our entire water supply is from the Mill well, to which we have the exclusive right. I will forfeit $25 to anyone who will prove that we have ever delivered a barrel of water from any other well for house use since I bought Mr. NEWBY out. The water from this well is absolutely pure and healthful. E.L. MCKEE, City Water Delivery.

Pawnee Time-Democrat - March 26, 1908

In Memoriam
, of Skedee, died March 18, and was buried in the cemetery on March 19, Her maiden name was LOCKWOOD, and she was born in Virginia, September 2, 1828, her life reaching nearly four score years. In her 22nd year she married Jonathan Watson. They came to Davis County, Missouri, where the greater part of their lives was spent.
Mr. WATSON departed this life March 15, 1889. Mrs. WATSON was a faithful member of the M.E. Church South, a loving mother and a true friend in time of need. When the end came to relieve her, she seemed to fall into a gentle sleep, joining her husband without a struggle, showing that the enemy of death had conquered the body.
Her surviving children sincerely thank those who were so kind to us during the sickness and death of our mother.
Dearest mother thou has left us,
We our loss so deeply feel;
But 'tis our God who haft bereft us,
He will all our sorrows bear.
From the Relatives
Submitted by Rita Buford, gggrand daughter

Rita Buford

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