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Subject: Some Items from August 1905 Comanche Reflex
Date: 23 Aug 2005 16:00:59 -0600
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The Comanche Reflex
Comanche, I. T.
(Comanche, Stephens County, Oklahoma)
Friday, August 11, 1905
Third Annual Carnival on August 17, 18 and 19.
Drowned in a Tank
JERRY WIDDERS, residing about 10 miles northwest of Comanche, drowned in a tank. He is a brother-in-law of W. T. CLICK of Red School neighborhood. He was about 44 years old age and leaves a family. His remains were buried at the Duncan cemetery Wednesday, service conducted by ELDER U. G. WILKINSON.
On Tuesday evening, the Circle met again and spent a pleasant evening. After business, the members were entertained by MRS. E. E. PATTERSON and MRS. A. B. WEAKLEY. Delicious ice cream, cake, fruit and melons were served. MRS. J. P. YATES JR, and MRS. J. F. CHAMBERS will entertain the next meeting.
A Fatal Runaway
On Saturday evening when Mr. and Mrs. TEAGUE, residing a few miles north of town, were starting to Comanche, a fatal runaway occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Teague in company with two or three others had gotten into the wagon and on raising an umbrella, the mules became frightened and ran away. Mr. Teague tried to run them into a brush pile and they ran one on each side of a tree, the neck yoke striking the tree, throwing the occupants out. MRS. TEAGUE died about 5:00 and was buried in the city cemetery Sunday.
Wednesday while assisting unloading lumber at the J. D. COX yard, WILLIE COX had a foot badly mashed. DR. HOWELL was hastily summoned and dressed the wound.
Farm for Rent. Southeast quarter of Section 12 Township 2 South Range 9 West, 60 acres in cultivation, 55 acres grass, 45 acres fenced pasture. Will rent for cash only. F. M. LAMAR at Enid, Oklahoma.
A Deer (Dear) Hunt
On last Friday evening, a large crowd of young folks were royally entertained at a Deer? Hunt, planned by the MISSES BINDER and BURNETT. The young ladies assembled early in the evening, and later when the young men arrived, they had disappeared, and the gentlemen were each supposed to hunt for his deer (dear). After the hunt was over, dainty refreshments of ice cream and wafers were served.
Notice. I have on my premises one milk cow and calf and a steer, brand H D on hip, W H on side, crop off right ear. Parties owning same can get them by proving property and paying expenses. J. H. MILLER at 1 mile south of Tucker, 4 miles northeast of Comanche.
ELMO BOWLES of Mulock, Texas ordered the Reflex to make weekly visits to his address.
W. M. DIEHL went to Tulsa as representative of the A.F.&A.M. grand lodge.
Little IRWIN CRAWFORD was on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. LOCKETT are the proud parents of a handsome little daughter that arrived at their home Saturday morning.
MRS. T. T. WILKINSON of Pine Mills, Texas arrived to visit relatives.
J. P. FRAME of Waurika has rented the Myers building and is opening a stock of staple and fancy groceries. He has moved his family here and will become a permanent resident of the Border Queen.
MRS. A. W. YOUNG and children of Sunset, Texas arrived for a visit with MRS. J. E. D. CHAMBERS.
TOM FARRIS and wife left Saturday for their ranch on Bear Creek to be with their daughter, MRS. CLIFF WINTERS, who is quite sick.
Our entire crop of Elberta peaches and other fine varieties are now ripe. Will sell everything from 50 cents to $1 per bushel at our farm 8 miles west of Charlie. Concord grapes at 3 cents per pound. Write us at Thornberry, Texas for information. W. D. BENTLEY.
MINIS RAY and family returned from a visit with relatives at Poolville, Texas.
MISSES ADA MCCALLAHAN and EFFIE PAYNE of Duncan were in the city. Miss McCallahan has been elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of MISS FANNY BAKER.
MISS SURPER of Weatherford, Texas has been selected as instruction in the music and elocution department of our public school.
DR. RAY of Poolville, Texas will locate here in the near future and will practice medicine. He is the father of the Ray brothers of this city.
JACK WELDON of Terral visited his brother GEORGE WELDON of this city Sunday.
MISS FANNIE BAKER who taught here last winter has sent in her resignation and accepted a position as saleslady in her brother-in-law’s store at Okmulgee.
HOMER CARSON and wife of Whitesboro, Texas arrived to visit with relatives.
The Reflex force is under obligation to J. ASBURY for a fine, large watermelon that was highly enjoyed.
MRS. T. M. TURNER of Sunset, Texas arrived Wednesday to visit her daughter, MRS. J. E. D. CHAMBERS.
MRS. B. G. PATTERSON is planning a visit to relatives at Shawnee.
MISSES ADKISSON and HARLEM are visiting MRS. P. D. GUNN.
HERVE SHEPHARD and BERT DOLMAN left last week for Utah.
MRS. LOVENGER was taken ill while at church last Sunday and is under the care of DR. YOUNG.
E. T. HARNED is stepping high since the 19th. It’s a boy.
MR. GARDNER is confined to his bed with slow fever, so is JIM POWELL.
MISS MAUD HOUSAN of McPherson, Kansas and MR. STONE of Hastings called at E. T. HARNED’s Sunday afternoon. MISS HOUSANS left for her home Monday.
MISS LIZZIE HARNED has returned from an extended visit in Indiana and Kentucky. HETTIE is home from a visit in northern Oklahoma.
REV. HOWARD of Temple filled the appointment of REV. TUBBS Saturday and Sunday.
MISSES LOU RAMEY and BEATRICE COLLINS and JAMES HOAR and EARL GARDNER attended the celebration at Lawton.
MISSES ANGESS SHEPARD and LENA TUCKER will leave Wednesday for Duncan and will be gone for several days.
MRS. DAVIS went to Nocona to visit her daughter.
MR. SHOVER of Lawton was here taking subscriptions for the Lawton paper.
The GUNN boys have a sister visiting them.
GREGG was unable to attend the last Sunday School Convention and will some one please tell us where the next one will be held.
To the Farmers
I have taken charge of the O. K. Wagon yard north of Oak Street and shall give it a general repairing. I should like to have all of my old customers come and see me, kind treatment and lots of work shall be my motto. ED WORKS
DEERING & TUCKER have consolidated their blacksmith shops and have moved to their new building on Oak Street opposite the light plant. Bring us your work.
JOE BUSSEY, wife and baby who have been visiting here returned to their home at Belcher, Texas.
ARTHUR LUTHER and wife of Ferris, Texas are visiting relatives here.
M. B WILSON, who moved to Texas last fall, is coming back to the only country; his wife and baby came in Friday.
UNCLE MIKE BUSSEY of Tennessee came in Saturday to stay a month with relatives.
J. M. PRIBBLE and wife have gone north on business.
MISS MATTIE BUSSEY is in Comanche visiting her sister, MRS. J. A. SMITH.
MISS BRIDGES spent a few days last week with ELAH PRICE.
The ice cream at R. W. BUSSEY’s Monday was enjoyed by all.
UNCLE MIKE BUSSEY visited relatives in Comanche Monday,.
Oak College Chat
RESSE REYNOLDS and wife visited relatives at Walters from Friday to Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. KIMBER, Aug. 3, a boy.
NELLIE CREYS visited LEE REYNOLDS Sunday.
CLEMMIE CONOVER and EARL GANAWAY are visiting at Lone Grove, I. T. this week.
MAMIE JOHNSON visited BERTA EVERLEY Tuesday.
MRS. JOHN HOAGLAND visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE BAILEY Sunday and Monday.
News Gathered During the Week
MRS. GEORGE BORDNER has been quite sick.
AL HARLEY and family have moved to the WORKS property on the west side of town.
J. P. CARTER of Diamond ordered the Reflex to be sent to MISS CARRIE WILSON of Ferris, Texas.
MRS. C. C. PRUITT, who has spent the past month in Roosevelt, Oklahoma, visiting her parents, is expected home this week.
Mr. and Mrs. FLORENCE HALL delightfully entertained the Jolly Dozen last Tuesday evening. Watermelons were served.
J. A. AKERS called at newspaper headquarters Tuesday and left cash for his name to be enrolled on our booming subscription list.
We have just completed a 41 page catalogue for the Loco Academy. It is a neat catalogue well gotten up, and very liberally patronized by the business fraternity of Loco and also the leading business men of Comanche and Ardmore.
The ostrich racing with a horse is one of the extraordinary things that you will see at the Carnival August 17, 18 and 19.
J. J. SPARKS and wife accompanied by two young lady relatives visiting them left for two week’s camp in the Wichita Mountains.
MRS. W. H. ADMIRE and children, who have been visiting relatives in South McAlester, returned home.
I have just received a supply of pure Blackberry Cordial, which is one of the best remedies for summer complaint for old and young. J. B. LEACH at Edgewood.
C. E. PURDOM has moved the Owl Jewelry Store to the building recently vacated by the Border Queen dining Parlor. He will carry a complete line of jewelry and optical goods and do a general repair business.
A. V. MOORE of Monroe, I. T, and J. E. COX of Howe, I. T., who have some allotments near this city were here looking after business matters this week. They expect to locate here in the very near future.
J. M. PRENTISS of the Red School neighborhood brought to this office s sample of fine peaches he has in his orchard for size, favor, and appearance, is equal to anything we have seen in this country. The peach weight 6 ½ ounces and measured 8 ½ inches in circumference.
During the past week, P. H. PECK sold his interest in the real estate and insurance firm of PECK & MELLISH to COL. H. W. SITTON. Mr. Sitton is retiring from the law firm LOCKETT & SITTON. There will be practically no change in business of either firm. Col. Lockett will conduct his law business in the rooms formerly occupied by the firm and Mellish and Sitton will occupy the same rooms as were occupied by Peck & Mellish.
A. T. AKERS is among the number who made the editor happy this week by renewing for the Reflex.
MRS. EMMA CALVERT of near Weatherford, Oklahoma spent several days here as guest of her sister, MRS. A. T. AKERS.
J. L. WILLIS called Monday morning and had his name enrolled on as a reader of the Reflex.
MR.S JOHN RAY is entertaining her little niece from Chickasha.
REV. W. T. FREEMAN went to Sugden to hold a series of meetings.
MRS. A. T. AKERS, accompanied by her daughter, MRS. BASTEDO and her sister, MRS. CALVERT left Monday for Decatur, Texas to attend the Old Settlers Reunion.
OLIVER ANDERSON of Kechi, Oklahoma was visiting among friends here Monday.
U. G. WILKINSON will begin a meeting at the Branch school house Wednesday which will continue over Sunday. Dinner on the ground Sunday and everybody invited.
Friday, August 18, 1905
Tuesday night, between 8 and 9 o’clock, the alarm of fire was sounded and it was found to be the residence of BUD CLARK and family on West Oak Avenue. … The fire had originated from a defective flue in the kitchen. One of the children was asleep in one of the rooms and so rapid was the fire, that Mr. Clark received a burned hand in taking the child out of the room. Nothing of value was saved from the house. It contents are a total loss with $300 insurance to cover. The house was owned by J. W. GLASS and was insured for $600.
Gored by a Mad Cow
Monday evening while HENRY WEBB was driving a cow through town taking her to the slaughter pens and while coming up Front Street, she encountered some children and before Mr. Webb could prevent it, she had charged one of the children, little WAYBURN RIDDLES, age 7. Her horn entered on the left side just below the ribs and carried him on her horn about 20 yards, dropping him to the ground in an unconscious condition. The little fellow was carried to the house and DR. BARTLEY was hastily summoned. He dressed the wound, but holds out little hope for the recovery of the little fellow. He was a very bright little fellow and, seeing the cow coming, attempted to get two smaller children into the yard to save them, and in so doing was struck by the cow himself. Heroes are not always grown up people and this little fellow curtained showed marked heroism in trying to save these smaller children at, perhaps, the cost of his own life.
C. D. LESTER and MISS ONA HOUSTON, the most popular young man and lady around Willow Point, were married August 6 at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. HOUSTON. Miss Ona is a good, loving girl; she has friends everywhere she goes. We all wish them a long and happy life. They have gone to housekeeping in WILCOX’s residence at Willow Point. They received many nice presents from their friends. On Monday, August 7, kind friends were gather at J. A. LESTER’s and partook of a nice dinner. In the afternoon, PROF. BLAYLOCK came with his well trained singing class and did some fine singing. They were treated to lemonade, cake and candy and all went away happy.
G. W. JOHNSON vs. JOE O’BANNON, verdict for Johnson
One Seed Planter Co. vs. W. N. WILLIAMS, verdict for Williams
Binder & Hillery vs. BOONE WOOLSEY, verdict of Binder & Hillery
MRS. JIM HOWARD is the guest of MRS. WILL CLICK.
MRS. E. A BOURNE and sons left Saturday for Enid and will visit their old home in Indiana before returning.
LUTHER WEBB, HAL SANDS, SUNSET BOONE, WILLIE SLATEN, and ED GRIFFITH of Alvord, Texas will be here to attend the Carnival and assist the Border Queen Band.
McCormick binding twine 10 cents a pound. At S. SLOAN & Sons.
There is still considerable complaint about the hogs pens in different parts of the city. Something should be done to abate this nuisance.
Having decided to leave, will sell my farm, one the very best in Comanche County, 100 acres in cultivation. L. B. BOWLING.
J. M. BENNETT has our thanks for an excellent watermelon left at the Reflex office.
J. A. RIVES, one of the well to do farmers near this city, is among the number who renewed for the Reflex.
C.D. LESTER, both of the Willow Point neighborhood, were married on the 6th at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. HOUSTON. The ceremony was performed by REV. W. T. FREEMAN of this city. They are two of the most popular young folks of that neighborhood and the Reflex, with their many friends wish them long life and happiness.
Every since Monday morning life on the streets in Comanche has been strenuous. The aborigines from the West are making a riotous, almost painful color scene, green and red predominating. The Indian camp, east of Cow Creek, is the largest in years. Good order prevails among the red brethren. They seem to be a splendid state of discipline.
WILL GODWIN and family spent the first of the week in our city, the guests of friends. They are making arrangements again to become residents of Comanche.
MISS JENNIE STEPHENSON has returned from Dallas where she has been for several months.
Born to the CURTIS COLLINS family, a fine boy, the 9th.
MR. BROOKS of Kentucky is visiting his brother east of here.
MISSES LENA TUCKER and AGNES SHEPARD returned from their visit at Duncan. They report a jolly time.
MISSES AGNES SHEPARD, LIZZIE and HETTIE HARNED, BETTIE and MATTIE GREEN, and MESSRS. GREEN, SMITH, and SHEPARD attended the lecture at Temple Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. COLLINS visited with H. CROWLEY and wife Sunday.
MR. SHOVER of Lawton was in the neighborhood.
REV. WEATHERLY took dinner with LOGAN GRABLE Sunday.
MRS. D. Z. GREEN has been on the sick list.
MISS LIZZIE and HETTIE HARNED, REV. WEATHERLY, and DWIGHT GALLOWAY were the guests of MRS. W. M. SHEPARD Friday.
The neighbors were called in at Mr. BUSH’s quite early Wednesday morning on account of the baby being very sick caused by drinking kerosene oil, but was better at last report.
Mr. and Mrs. EMERSON of Texas, have moved into our midst. Mrs. Emerson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. LESTER. We welcome them.
GEORGE HERM and wife of Kansas were called to the bedside of WILL SIMPSON, who was not expected to live, but is improving at this time.
J. A. LESTER and daughter MRS. EMERSON were visiting at GRANDPA SMITH’s Monday.
C. C. LESTER and wife, FRANK MALONE, ODIE HOUSTON, WILL BLACKBURN, MAUDIE LESTER, SHERMAN PITTS, CHARLIE LESTER, GEORGE LESTER, FRED DOVER spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. KIMMEL of Oak College.