The Oklahoma Star
July 24, 1874
And still another building going up.
Red River City is moving to Denison.
Go to “Shell’s” and get an ice cold lemonade.
Capt. G. B. Hester, of Boggy Depot dropped in on us Friday last.
Weinberg is back and is buying all the hide and peltries he can get.
The red skins are holding a high carnival of blood in New Mexico.
Walner and Welch have put flour down at figures that astonish the natives.
B. W. Carter and family called on us last Friday and we were pleased to see them.
Walner & Welch are selling flour at prices that cannot fail to satisfy the most penurious.
Won’t we feel glad when the cool nights of Autumn come again. This hot weather makes us pine for our favorite, fall.
Our friends Maj. Young and Mr. Ainsworth are so far from the Star office that we seldom get to see them, but our thoughts are frequently there nevertheless.
Haller has put us up a pair of boots and as a girl once said to us when buying her wedding shoes, they are nice enough to stand up in and ___ like.
The Baptist convention at Atoka adjourned last Monday. The next session will be held at Caddo, the Friday before the fourth Sunday in September, 1875.
In our notice of the confectionary and bakery of J. S. Hancock, last week, we omitted the name of his partner Mr. Clinton and now make the amende honorable.
Last Sunday evening we had the pleasure of listening to several pieces of music by some ladies of Caddo that would have been charming even to the ear of a connoisseur.
James F. Fagan, D. M. Barnes, Geo. N. Perkins and Jessee Butler are elected to the convention from Haskell County. The two last named are carpet baggers from the sable shores of Africa.
Our highly esteemed friend, A. Hulse, of Ft. Washita, sent us a watermelon last Friday which for both size and flavor far exceeds any we have seen this season. Sometime “Abe”, when we get to farming again, we will return the favor.
We are proud to be able to state that at the exhibition on Friday last, everything went off as quietly and peaceably as we ever witnessed on an occasion of that kind in any country. Not a whoop was heard, nor a pistol shot, but all went gaily and merrily as a marriage bell.
We are sorry to learn that Mr. J. W. Britz, foreman of the Denison Times job office had his right hand badly injured Friday last while working a supplement to the paper on a Liberty press. We hope the injury will not prove permanent and that he will soon be at his post again.
We were not disappointed in the show of last Friday. The menagerie was a failure, but the circus performance was as good as could be expected of any company in this country. The ladies(?) of the troupe did their part well. They showed all they could under the circumstances, that is dressed as much as they were.
On the day of the show we were called upon by some of our Choctaw lady friends and relations whom we had not met for years. We were truly glad to see them and hope they will not let that be their last visit. Nothing pleases us better than to meet with the friends of other days.
What is known as the Beecher scandal is likely to cause the separation of Tilton and his wife. The best thing Tilton could have done would have been to let the matter drop as Mr. Beecher wanted to do, but no, he must fan into flame what in all probability amounted to nothing. (Note: Henry Ward Beecher founded Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1847, and became renowned as a preacher and an abolitionist. In 1875 he was tried for adultery, based on the confession of Elizabeth Tilton. The scandal, popularly known as the Beecher-Tilton Affair, attracted much publicity. Beecher was acquitted of the charges in civil court, and cleared of all charges in two church proceedings. )
The weather continues dry with no predicted rain at this writing. Ten days more of such weather will tell the tale for the corn crop in this vicinity. Up to a week ago a better prospect was never seen; now the outlook is anything but flattering. Last year we had almost an entire failure, and for such to be the case now would be hard indeed. Well, all we can do is to hope for the best and “stare fate in the face”.
We trust all who know themselves to be indebted to the Star will promptly remit the money. We have kept faith with the old subscribers to the “Vindicator” and hope they will now subscribe for the Star. There are but few who are not able to raise as much as a dollar and this pays for the Star one year. None who thus spend their money will ever regret it for we feel satisfied that at the expiration of the year they would not be without it for twice the amount. If we succeed according to our expectations at the completion of the first volume the paper will be enlarged. By that time we feel certain that the people will see that a newspaper in this country is indispensable and give it their hearty support. In fact we consider the Star fairly launched and sailing before a favorable wind out upon the wide sea of Journalism. Thus far our success has been much greater than was anticipated for which we return our heartfelt thanks to our friends and patrons.
C. E. Harkins, Attorney at Law, Caddo, C.N.
C. J. Williams, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, Caddo, I. T.
Dr. J. B. Jones, Surgeon and Physician, Office, Buffalo Street, Caddo, C. N.
J. H. Moore, M.D., Physician & Surgeon, Boggy Depot, C. N.
Dealer in drugs, medicines, chemicals, paints, oils, varnishes, glass, putty, etc. Wines and liquors for medicinal use. Dye woods and dye stuffs. Medicines warranted genuine and of the best quality. Customers will find stock complete, comprising many articles it is impossible here to enumerate and all sold cheap.
Kentucky Whisky Depot
Imported and Wholesale Liquor Dealers
Pure Kentucky Whisky, a specialty
Main Street, Denison, Texas
Sole agents of American Stomach Bitters
If you want tobacco, segars, coffee, sugar, tea, lard, molasses, oysters, sardines, pickles, crackers, or anything in the grocery line, and want it cheap, call at the
Cheap Cash Store
D. A. Folsom,
dealer in fancy and heavy groceries.
Donnell, Tilden & Co.
Manufacturing Druggists. Extract Jamaica Ginger, Western Choloroque, for chills. Etherial Arnica Liniment. 608 & 610 North 2nd Street, First house above St. Louis Bridge, St. Louis, Mo.
U. M. Cooper, Photographer
Having established a gallery and presently located at this place, invites all his old friends, patron, and the public generally to call and see him.