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OKbits FilesPawnee Co: Pawnee Newspapers 1919


by Rita Buford rbcats@yahoo.com
With Permission From D. Jo Ferguson, Publisher Of Pawnee Chief


February 27, 1919 Pawnee Courier-Dispatch and Times-Democrat

Report of Death Is Exaggerated
Emmett CARRION, a son of Joe CARRION of Pawnee, recently returned after an absence of nearly eleven years. He ran away from the Chilocco Indian School when a small boy, and no word was ever received from him, until his unexpected return just a few days ago.
He was somewhat surprised to find that the records of the County Court contained proof of his death, and that his estate in this county had been administered. He insisted however, that with all due deference to the infallibility of our Courts, they were for once in error, and at once proceeded to file a motion to set aside the administration and strike the word "deceased" from his description in the court records.
The case is set for hearing March 5th, at which time Emmett will try to convince the court that he is not now, nor ever was dead, and that for the reason the decree declaring him dead, and the administration of his property should be vacated and set aside and held for naught.
Emmett, being a healthy and vigorous young man of 23 years, who is just out of the service of the United States, has no fear but the fact of his being alive can be established. At least he hopes to show that the report of his death is somewhat exaggerated.

He Got The Bacon
A.E. UNDERWOOD, of near Dixie, was in Pawnee Friday, and told us that Thursday night someone robbed his smoke house of all of his summers meat and ninety pounds of lard. At the price of meat and lard, this was almost as serious as robbing a bank. Getting help to look for it, wagon tracks were discovered near the smoke house and upon further search, it was found to be a Negro that had worked for Mr. UNDERWOOD. They followed him to Tulsa, where they found the man with a jar of lard on his shoulder, going to sell it. Sheriff MCINTYRE was sent for and the man and all of the meat but one ham, and all except seven pounds of the lard was captured. The sheriff brought him back to Pawnee, where he will stay for a while.

Bound Over To Next Term of District Court - Dave JACKSON, colored, arrested last week on the charge of burglary, was given a preliminary hearing before Judge VERNE this morning. He was bound over to district court for trial.

Entertained
Mrs. J.L. LEHEW entertained Mrs. TANSY, Mrs. ROBINSON and Mrs. LILLIE at her home Saturday, in honor of her mother, Mrs. HUTCHINSON's 82nd birthday. The occasion was a perfect surprise to Mrs. HUTCHINSON, and not until the last guest had arrived did she realize that it was her party. A splendid luncheon was served and the ladies enjoyed themselves very much.

Up-To-Dates Entertain
On February 14th, the ladies of the Up-To-Date Club entertained their husbands at the lovely home of Mr. and Mrs. John DONAHY. The evening was spent in playing games and with music, after which, delicious refreshments consisting of hot biscuits, chicken salad, olives, coffee, cake and ice cream were enjoyed. The cake and ice cream was pink and white, the color scheme of the evening. The home was beautifully decorated. Those present were Judge and Mrs. COLE, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. STRATTON, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. BERRY, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. WOOD, Mr. and Mrs. E.R. MCNEILL, Mr. and Mrs. R.W. JOHNSON, Mr. and Mrs. James FRAZIER, Mr. and Mrs. GILL, Mr. and Mrs. B. BARNES, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. PETER, Mesdames MARLIN, KELLY, CECIL, JAY, HUGHES, WELLER and HIET.

BOWERS - OLIVER
At nine o'clock on last Saturday evening, in the city of Lawton, Oklahoma, Miss Mildred OLIVER of Pawnee, became the bride of Mr. Harry BOWERS of Lawton. The wedding took place at the Presbyterian manse, Rev. T.J. IRWIN officiating. Only a few relatives and friends were present. The bride wore a blue traveling suit and hat to match and the groom looked his best in his uniform. He is the son of D.M. BOWERS of 405 C Avenue, and was employed with his father in the jewelry business, before he entered the services of the government, since which time he has been in the Quartermaster Corps stationed at Fort Sill. He is a graduate of the Lawton High School, and is very highly respected by his friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.A. OLIVER of this city, and is so well known by every one here, that it is unnecessary to speak of her good qualities. Her family are among the most highly respected in Pawnee, and the training she has had will have admirably prepared her for her new position in life. Mr. BOWERS is expecting his discharge soon, and they are planning to take up their residence in Los Angeles, California, where they have both spent a year, and like the country. They are expected in Pawnee soon to visit her parents for a short time. They have the best wishes of her many friends for a happy and prosperous life.

Arrested On Charge Of Stealing Horses
Tom FINCH is in the toils of the law and is making a visit at Hotel MCINTYRE as the result of the alleged appropriation of a horse and buggy from D.D. HOSTUTLER. Preliminary hearing will be held next Tuesday.
Retires From Farming - W.C. WHITAKER was in town Tuesday, arranging his affairs for an indefinite absence. He recently had a sale of his personal property and has rented his farm. He leaves this week for Blackwell, for a visit with friends, and will then go back to his old home in Kansas, and then expects to spend the summer at different points in the west.

Came Back
After six weeks of sickness, we will say we are more than thankful to our many kind neighbors and friends for their help, and especially to Mrs. N.S. ALLEN for her services. I will forgive the fellow who started the report that I was dead, but it surely makes a fellow have a dark brown taste in his mouth and a chill run through him to have someone call and ask what time he died and so on. I almost thought that it was real, when at the same time the phone rang, the undertaker drove up, and had a large bottle, but it proved to be grape juice instead of embalming fluid. So, we thank you all. J.N. LIZAR and Family.

Wedding
Miss Claire BIDDISON, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.H. BIDDISON, and Dr. J.W. LUMB of Sioux City, Iowa, were married Saturday morning, the ceremony taking place at 11:30 o'clock in the home of the bride's parents, 1205 North Denver Avenue.
Preceding the hour for the nuptial service, Miss Fannie BIDDISON, the bride's sister, sang "Thine for life," by Mascheroni, after which the ring service was read by Rev. KERR, of the First Presbyterian Church.
The bride wore a gown of white georgette and carried a shower of sweet peas. Her traveling suit was a spring model in the reindeer shade. Breakfast for the 20 guests, which included only the immediate members of the two families and a few friends was served at 12. The dining room and table decorations were of pink and white sweet peas. Doctor and Mrs. LUMB left during the afternoon for Sioux City to reside. Mr. and Mrs. K.W. LUMB, of Manhattan, Kansas, parents of Doctor LUMB; Mrs. SCHOEF of Wakefield, Kansas, and Mrs. DOVERSPIKE of Alta Vista, Kansas, his sisters, were out-of-town guests. Representative and Mrs. W. Val Jean BIDDISON were over from Oklahoma City for the ceremony, and the bride's brother, Leut. James BIDDISON, recently returned from France also was present.

Marriage Licenses:
High EAGLE, Pawnee; Fannie JIM, Pawnee.
James A. MULLENAX, Maramec; Ethel May CARLISLE, Jennings.
William Burton BELL, Terlton; Nellie Pauline WHEATLEY, Ralston.
Don W. CANFIELD, Jennings; Verna Opal HOUSTON, Jennings.
Earl D. BATES, Ralston; Mrs. Nora BATES, Ralston.

Married
Miss Vernal Opal HOUSTON and Mr. Don W. CANFIELD, of Jennings, Oklahoma, were united in marriage by Rev. F.D. STEVICK, at the Methodist Parsonage in Pawnee, Oklahoma, on Tuesday, February 25, 1919. The young people were accompanied by their parents, who witnessed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. CANFIELD will make their home in Oneta, Oklahoma. Their many friends will unite with the Courier-Dispatch in wishing them well along life's journey.

Local News:

Noah ARMSTRONG was over from Valley on business Monday. The Art Circle will meet next week at the home of Mrs. Geo. S. SOULSBY. Mrs. Carl HARBISON and Mrs. YOUNG of Jennings, were having dental work done in Pawnee yesterday.

As Mr. and Mrs. HOOPER and little daughter were coming to Pawnee last Saturday, their car overturned about three miles north of Pawnee. The roads were snowy and bad. They were unhurt except for a few scratches.

A party of young ladies were entertained at the home of the Misses HYSON last Thursday night, each one seeing which could dress the most tacky. A most pleasant evening was spent. Refreshments were served and everyone went home expressing themselves as having had a jolly time.

Sheriff MCINTYRE went to Cleveland last Wednesday and captured a tru8nk full of Paul Jones and Four Roses whiskey, that had just arrived from Kansas City.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. MEADERS of Eldorado, Kansas, are expected in tomorrow to spend the weekend with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. C.I. PUMROY. Miss Edythe CAUGHEY was home from Cushing for the weekend.

W.L. MCCULLOUGH and his sister, Miss Dora PHILLIPS, motored down from Ralston yesterday on business. L.C. CLIFFORD, manager of the Mannford Hardware Company, is visiting Pawnee today. F.C. SHOEMAKER is in Fort Worth, Texas, playing the oil game in that fast-developing territory. Frank HUDSON returned the last of the week from a trip to the Texas oil fields, making Burkburnett the objective of his visit. He reports much activity and excitement and predicts a great future for the Lone Star State on account of its oil fields.

Work began on the new home of Kit CARRION this week, on the lot he recently purchased next to the Presbyterian Church. This will will a fine domicile, modern in every respect. Mr. SMITH has the contract.

Mr. and Mrs. R.M. PORTER entertained a number of friends at their pleasant home Tuesday night, with an old-fashioned taffy pulling. Splendid music made the evening pass more pleasantly and the taffy was the best ever, and everybody enjoyed pulling it. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. R.P. BANKS and daughter, Veva; Mrs. Martha PRATHER and daughter, Nellie; Mr. GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. Earl NAIL and two daughter; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse JOBES, Mrs. Emma STEWART, Mr. and Mrs. Carl UHL and son, Mr. and Mrs. Fred UHL and Mr. and Mrs. Harry THOMPSON.

Isom READDY made a business trip to Mannford Friday. Miss Glenda KENT of Morrison, was shopping in Pawnee last Friday. Miss Allen MOWRY spent the weekend with her parents at Hallett. Mr. and Mrs. Horace POYNTER of Maramec, spent the day in Pawnee Sunday. Grandpa and Mrs. Wm. BATES are visiting their daughter in Cleveland this week.

Miss Drudle DAVIES went to Skedee Friday to spend the weekend with home folks. Mrs. A.B. MALLORY went to Terlton Tuesday to visit her daughter, Mrs. S.J. STRATTON, for a few days. James MURIE returned Saturday from Washington, D.C., where he had been for some time on business. Misses Virginia and Ruth BAGBY of Perry, were guests of their uncle, Dr. A.H. BAGBY and family over Sunday.

For Sale: Colorado eating potatoes, $1.25 per bushel - J.W. WILKERSON, First Nat'l Bank Building

Mr. and Mrs. F.B. LAWHON of Stillwater, visited at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.F. STURDIVANT, Tuesday evening. A.E. STEWART made a business trip to Wichita this week. Miss Alma WILKERSON came up from Tulsa to spend Sunday with her parents. Miss Anna CAMPBELL of Morrison, came over and spent the day Sunday with Mrs. L.D. GRIFFIN.

Mr. Ed VANDERVOORT, who has been in Fort Worth, Texas for some time, returned home Saturday. Mrs. I.L. DAVIS of Uncas, was in Pawnee Friday on her way to Morrison, to visit her uncle, Sam MORRAIN.

Mr. and Mrs. H.D. BENTLEY are this week moving into the BUZAN property, just recently vacated by Mr. and Mrs. J.M. RIPLEY. Mrs. Al LILLIE returned Monday from Yale, where she had been for a few days visiting her husband, who is working there.

Mr. N.F. WILLIAMS and wife, who have been visiting here with the SWALLEY brothers, left last Monday for Girard, Kansas. Misses Iola LONG and Elmina MOORE returned to their school at Jennings, Sunday, after spending the weekend at their homes here.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy ROGERS of Hallett, came up Saturday and spent until Sunday evening with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe ROGERS. Rev. J.E. RECTOR was over from Morrison on business last Friday. Z.E. CARVER and daughter, Alma, came over from Valley, Monday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. TISDALE were over from Blackburn Friday, and spent the day shopping. Miss Ona CRAVEN of Stillwater, was in Pawnee Friday between trains, and went from here to Tulsa. Mrs. Ivan JACKSON and Miss Dora JACKSON of Terlton, spent the day in Pawnee, Friday, shopping. Mrs. Carl HARBISON and Mrs. Frank REED of Jennings, shopped in Pawnee Friday.

Ruth STROSNIDER went to Casey last Friday to spend the weekend with her aunt, Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK. Mrs. Alva BESHEARS returned to her home at Sapulpa last week, after being up for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Doc BOWMAN.

Messrs. Frank MEADOWS and C.M. LONG of Hallett, were in Pawnee last Monday transacting business. They made this office a pleasant call. Mrs. Ralph STANLON and Miss Elizabeth spent the day in Pawnee Friday, visiting old friends here and at the agency, returning to their home at Yale on the 8:43.

Mrs. Owen HAMILTON of Carmen, who had been visiting relatives at Ralston, was here Friday en route home to meet her husband, who had just arrived from France. Mrs. Ada MOORE, who has been nursing at Miami, Oklahoma, for some months, returned home Saturday, to look after business and see her daughter, Miss Ann, who is in school here.

Mrs. Elizabeth BRANDON came in Saturday from Cushing, where she is working in the Oklahoma State Bank, and spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BRANDON.

Mr. Amos BATES, formerly of Ralston, but now of Palmer, Illinois, has been here for the past week visiting his sister, also visiting other relatives and friends at Ralston.

Misses Clare JULIAN of Shawnee, Eunice JULIAN, Ethel HENSON and Ruth EMMONS of Fairfax, spent the weekend end with Misses Gladys BATES and Esther MALLORY.

Dr. SAUNDERS will be out of his office from March 3 to 8, attending post-graduate work at the State Dental Association at Oklahoma City. Notice: My office will be closed from March 3rd to March 8th, 1919, while I am attending the Post Graduate Course of the Oklahoma State Dental Association. Dr. B.N. HOPE.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred ELSLEY returned Friday from Parsons and Cherryvale, Kansas, where they had been visiting relatives. Mrs. F.M. PORTER came up from Maramec, Saturday, and was accompanied home by her sister, Miss Maud WHITLOW, who spent Sunday with her.

Miss Julia KATZ, who was operated on some time ago for appendicitis was able to return to Pawnee this week and resume her work at Katz Dept. Store.

Mr. H.C. ROCK and son, Fred, returned to Pawnee last week, after an extended stay at Miles City, Montana. They also visited the coast while they were gone. Mr. ROCK's health has been poor for some time, but now since he has returned to the good old state of Oklahoma, we are sure he will be feeling much better soon.

Mrs. Mollie MENTZER and Mrs. T.Z. SWALLEY returned Saturday from four days stay in Oklahoma City, where they went to attend the automobile show and visit friends. Orville MENTZER is visiting at Salina, Kansas this week. He will attend the auto show at Kansas City, before returning to Pawnee. It is rumored that he will not come home alone.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. RIPLEY left Tuesday for their new home at Blackwell, Oklahoma. we are sorry to have Mr. and Mrs. RIPLEY leave Pawnee, but hope they will like their new home. Miss Elsie DRAKE, who has been taking a business course at Arkansas City, has finished her work there and returned to Pawnee, where she has been employed in the office of the county clerk.

On Shrove Tuesday - March 4 - the members of the Church of the Ascension will hold the regular pancake supper at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice MARX. It is hoped all our people will be present, as owing to the war, "Pancake Tuesday" was not observed last year.

E.W. WILLIAMS, who has started a creamery at Perry, was at home the last of the week, returning Sunday. His family will move to that city in the near future. From what we know of Mr. WILLIAMS' business ability, we predict for him success in his new business.

Eurold DAVIS, who lives on Route 3, out of Pawnee, left today for his new home at San Dimas, California. His wife went some time ago and is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. ROYSTER, until his arrival. Mr. DAVIS called and had his paper changed to his new address before he left. It is a loss to Pawnee County to have these people move away, but we certainly wish them success in their new home.

Mrs. Allie PERRY and two sisters, Cap SCOTT, and his mother, J.E. NEWELL and Mr. and Mrs. F.E. HENDRICKS, of Skedee, were all in Pawnee yesterday on business.

Willard STRALEY, who has been in France, came in Friday and went to see Mr. and Mrs. BRANDON. We are glad to welcome Willard back to Pawnee. He was wounded in France, and was in the hospital there for months, and it seems good to see him back looking so well.

Mrs. B.L. CATHER came in from Maramec Saturday, with her nephew, Virgil GAYLOR of Blackwell, who had gotten back from France and had made them a visit of two weeks. He went from here home, Saturday.

Leg of Lamb - We Give Honest Weights and Honest Values - T.Z. SWALLEY

Newby & Davis Undertakers - T.R. NEWBY - M.C. DAVIS

Methodist Episcopal Church - Rev. F.D. STEVICK

First Presbyterian Church - H.C. MILLARD, Pastor, Phone 272

The Episcopal Church - Rector Rev. J. CAUGHEY

Baptist Church - Rev. E.N. CALHOUN, Pastor

Christian Church - J. Walter TURNER, Pastor

Skedee Valley Items

Miss Nellie HILL made a business trip to Pawhuska last Thursday. Mrs. Joe KIMBERLIN and Miss Nellie HILL called on Miss Lillian ROWDEN Tuesday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence HILL and children spent Thursday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. HILL.

W.W. KELLEY's sale was well attended Wednesday. Ben ROWDEN helped Mr. G.F. FEASTER paper his house Thursday and Friday. Mrs. Joe KIMBERLIN called on Mrs. Walter BARNES, Wednesday evening.

Ben and Lillian ROWDEN called on Bessie STAPLETON Sunday evening. Mr. Tom REESE made a short call at the SMITH home Sunday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Grady NELSON expect to leave in a few days for Sweetwater, Texas, where he has a job in a machine shop.

Mr. Oscar HUDSON and daughter of Terlton, spent the weekend visiting with Mr. and Mrs. A.A. HILL and family. Mr. Clarence HILL, who has been sick for the past few days is much improved at this writing.

Blue Valley

Mrs. SCHONE called on Mrs. BALDWIN last Friday evening. Mrs. Will BERG visited from Thursday until Sunday with her daughters, Mrs. CREVELING and Mrs. POTTER. Mrs. BALDWIN and family visited at the HAGA home Sunday.

Miss Freeda BURRIS, who is attending high school at Pawnee, visited over the weekend with home folks. Little George CREVELING is visiting his uncle, Ray BERG, this week.

Mt. Vernon

Mrs. Jim HADLEY has been visiting at the home of Mrs. Frank LANE and her father's Mr. HADLEY. Mrs. Orman RICE and little daughter of Jones City, have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. STONE. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil STONE of near Maramec, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. STONE and Mrs. Rice and daughter of Jones City, called at B.C. JOHNSON's Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake WHITE, Mr. and Mrs. Albert BUNTIN and Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON were callers at the Grant GOOLD home last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Joe CONWAY spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. DAVENPORT. Mr. SAGER has moved his family from Pawnee to the Nelson SAGER home. Mr. Bud GOFORTH is able to be out again after a serious attack of the flu.

The West Point Red Cross Aux. met with its president, Mrs. Grant GOOLD on Thursday. Five members were present and the afternoon was spent in quilting.

Mr. Mont HADLEY of Mansfield, Douglas County, Washington, is visiting his father, after a 15 year absence. A dance was held at Mr. DIVINE's Saturday night, also one was held at Mr. BOYD's on Thursday night. Mrs. Will WALTON was taken to Stillwater Sunday morning for an operation for appendicitis. She is in a very critical condition.

A number from this vicinity attended the A.R. PATTISON sale near Maramec last Tuesday. Mr. Ralph WHITLOW called at the GOFORTH home on Sunday. Wm. PRUE, of U.S. service, recently visited his little daughter at the COX home.

Banner

A.R. PATTISON's sale was very well attended last Tuesday and everything sold well. Mr. and Mrs. E.E. BATES are the happy parents of a baby girl, born on Saturday morning, February 22nd. Mrs. R.T. DILLEY visited Thursday with Mrs. W.E. WALKER. Russel SNEED, Earnest FUSS and Mrs. Chas. COCANNOYER and son, Guy, were Maramec visitors Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. BROWN of Pawnee have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. Earnest FUSS. E.C. PICKETT and R.T. DILLEY were Pawnee callers Monday.

Merle, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. ROGERS, is very sick at this writing. John and Levi MOORE have moved on the Charley BENNER farm. George MOORE was a Glencoe visitor Monday and Mrs. George MOORE visited friends in the Sagerville neighborhood. Mrs. Elmer CRAFT and children visited at the W.E. WALKER home one day last week.

Notice: To the Creditors of Edmond TODD, deceased...Nell TODD, Executrix of Said Estate - Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney.

Notice: To the Creditors of Bluford GOINS, deceased...Charles Albert GOINS, Administrator of Said Estate, Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney.

Notice: To the Creditors of Mahala Alice GOINS, deceased...Charles Albert GOINS, Administrator of Said Estate, Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney.

Notice: To the Creditors of John G. WOLFE, deceased...F.W. SWALLEY, Administrator of said Estate, Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney.

Notice of public sale...in the matter of the estate of George HOWELL, deceased...J.B. DAVIS, Administrator, L.V. ORTON, Attorney.

Notice of Publication: John PITTMAN, Plaintiff vs. Maggie PITTMAN, Defendant - divorce.

Notice of Final Account and Hearing on Petition For Discharge As Guardian: G.W. GOODWIN, guardian of the estates of Burton W. BELL and George W. BELL, minors...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.

Notice of Final Account and Hearing on Petition For Discharge As Guardian: John W. JORDAN, guardian of the estate of Robert Owen JORDAN, a minor...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.

Letters From The Soldier Boys
O.A.F. with the A.E.F.
January 27, 1919

Dear sister:
Will answer your letter I just received. I am well and hope you are the same. Well, I was glad to hear from all of my folks at once, for I got five letters all dated January 3rd. I sure was busy for a while reading them. Tho' I've never heard from Bertha yet. Hope I do an way. I sure wish I was back to the dear old states for I have seen more of France than I wanted to see. I don't like this rough country. I want to be where I can see something once in a while, talk to who I please and go where I please once more.
I am working in the kitchen, I have to wash dishes for about 260 men and help wait on them at meal time, so I am going to get me a job in a hotel when I get back home, ha ha. You know how I will do that. I am with lots of the Oklahoma boys, we have as good a time as we can in this Frog country. (We call the French Frogs.)
I am celebrating some tonight. I have been drinking beer and cognac, ha, ha. The French are as bad for drinks as the Germans. Well, I will close, hoping to hear from you soon.
From your brother,
Pvt. Robt. Allen BOWDEN
Base Hosp. 99, A.E.F. France

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Somewhere in Germany
December 19, 1918
Dear Mother:
I will try and write you a few lines this morning, as it is raining and is nothing much to do, and as you know that just suits me. Well mother, I've always wanted to go to Germany. Well, I am here now. It is not the place that I expected to see, although the people treat me fine. They are glad we are here. They like the American people fine but they do not like the French much. They way that if it were not for us, they would still be in war. I am staying in a house with the German and have got a good bed to sleep in and can sure sleep too, after being in the trenches so long. There are six of we boys staying at the same place. We sure have a good time; there is a little boy here; he carries in the wood and keeps the fire going for us all the time. We are going to have a big dinner Christmas day. We also had a good dinner on Thanksgiving. That was one Thanksgiving day that we had something to be thankful for and there was no gun shooting and we could not hear the cannon roar. I went to the front in August and was there until the end. We have been marching most of the time. We have been through Luxemburg and also across the corner of Belgium. Their country is about the same, that is in the way of buildings and that is the first thing I notice when I go into a town. Everything is build of stone here in Germany. They have fine building stone here. While in France it is all limestone.
Well mother, I spent the 4th of July on the Atlantic ocean at Halifax, Canada, and Thanksgiving in France, and will spend Christmas in Germany. I hope that you will have a fine Christmas and that the boys will be home by that time if not before. I would write Ethel a letter but have lost her address. I ought to know it but I don't know whether it is Pawnee or Masham. How is Dutch and the other boys coming and also Helen. I think of her every day. I guess she is a big girl by this time.
Hoping to hear from you real soon. I will close as ever,
Your son,
Pvt. James E. HEPPEL
Co. D., 357th Inf. A.E.F. A.P.O. 770

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Well Ben, I wish you were her to help me drink beer and cognac, as is is fine and plentiful. This sure is a rough country. Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee are nothing compared with France. You look one way and see the mountains and the other the sea. There are lots of sceneries here alright, but I can't learn to like it. I only weighed 130 pounds Christmas day, the day I was released from the hospital after having a severe attack of influenza and bronchitis, and now I weigh 170. My lungs bother me some yet. I puff like a steam engine, some puffing is it not? I am sending you one of my pictures taken by a Frog or you would call him a Frenchman. We sure had a time coming over here. We rode in Frog cars. They would only hold 8 horses and 40 men and believe me we were sure a squeezed up bunch.
Well Lillian, I want you to write to Bertha and see why she doesn't know she has a brother in the army. I am sorry to hear of their bad luck and hope they are alright now. Well, I will close, hoping you are all well, so answer soon and all of the news.
From your brother, Pvt. Robt. Allen ROWDEN
Base Hospital, No. 99, A.E.F.
P.S. Tell all of my old friends "hello" for me.

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Well father:
Will drop you a few lines to let you know I am well and feeling good. An I expect to be in Pawnee by the 25th but no sooner. I have been to N.Y., it is a big place. I have spent eight days over there but I will have to stick around till I get my discharge and I will get it the fifteenth, but I want to stop in Chicago a day or so. Say everything is high over here too. We had to pay 27 cents for one egg in France but it costs us 15 over here. Well, I can stay in the army and draw $15 a month. I don't know but it is the best I can do, but I would have stayed in France if they let me. Well, I guess that everybody is well. We have some of the boys that have got the mumps but they are going to hold them on that account. Well, tell all hello. Will have to quit for this time, so no more.
Clarence E. NUTTLE.


March 06, 1919 Pawnee Courier-Dispatch & Times-Democrat

Tom PERRY Kills Wife And Self
About 9 o'clock this (Thursday) morning, Tom PERRY, who lives five miles northeast of Jennings, in a quarrel with his wife, shot her with a shotgun, the charge entering her left side just under the shoulder blade, inflicting a wound from which she died instantly. Mr. PERRY was standing so close to Mrs. PERRY that the flash from the gun set her clothing on fire. One of the children, a little girl, was standing near, but ran to where a brother and sister were working in the timber near by. The boy started for a neighbors to give the alarm. Mr. PERRY followed a short distance, calling him back, but the boy kept on.
When the boy returned with neighbors, Perry's body was found lying on a little knoll a short distance from the house, with his head blown completely off. He had placed the muzzle of the gun under his chin, evidently, thus putting an end to his troubles. The Perrys were people of middle age and leave five children to mourn their untimely deaths. Sheriff MCINTYRE was called and after examination, found there was nothing he could do, other than send out the undertaker.

Died - Frank YINGLING was stricken with paralysis at the office of Atty Thurman HURST yesterday afternoon, and was taken to the home of R.P. BANKS, where he and his wife have been staying for some months. He was as well as usual up to the time he was stricken. Mr. and Mrs. YINGLING have lived at Pawnee for many years, and only in the last few years had moved away. He still owned a great deal of property here, and it was to look after this that they were here. Arrangements have not yet been made for the funeral, and the obituary will appear next week.

New Battery Man: H.V. FLYNN arrived the last of the week to take charge of Bruington's battery service station. Mr. FLYNN comes direct from the Exide battery plant, highly recommended as a gentleman capable of administering to the battery needs of the automobile trade of Pawnee and surrounding territory.

Clean Up Notice: March first is the end of the season for chickens to run at large. Garden planting time has arrived and chickens and gardens do not go together very well, especially if you have a garden and your neighbor has chickens. This City has ordinances against chickens running at large, and those that provide for premises and alleys be kept clean. Let us all cooperate in this matter, so that Pawnee can be a clean city. L.V. ORTON, City Attorney; G.H. THOMPSON, City Marshal.

New Dray Line: CUSTER & MCGUIRE have opened up a dray line and are out for business - any kind of hauling and delivery work. They will appreciate a share of your business.

Marriage Licenses:
Elijah RANDLES, Terlton; Johanne BARNETT, Terlton.
James BIGHEART, Fairfax; Elizabeth FRANCIS, Fairfax.
Samuel E. VANCE, Skedee; Tondy M. STECKER, Skedee.

Births: Mr. and Mrs. Dewey BUSHORR are the proud parents of a ten pound girl, born Wednesday morning. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROBERTS, of near Skedee, a fine girl baby, Tuesday morning.

A little lady arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence BARNES last week, and has been christened Phyllis Green. She is a fine girl and her parents are very proud of her.

Killing At Quay: About dusk Friday evening, Carl SKENE was shot and almost instantly killed by Deputy Sheriff SMITH of Payne County, in the town of Quay, which lies partly in Payne and partly in Pawnee County. It seems that Mrs. SKENE had a driving horse that recently had got into the habit of balking to such an extent that she was unable to drive it, and Carl SKENE, and a man who was working for SKENE, decided to try to break it of this habit. With this object in view, Carl and the man hitched it up after supper last Friday and drove it from SKENE farm a mile and a half west of Quay into town. Just in front of the Quay Mercantile store, the horse balked and SKENE began whipping it, using a buggy whip. This alarmed some women in a rooming house, who sent for the Deputy Sheriff for the purpose of having SKENE arrested.
In the meantime, a man in charge of the gas plant, came out and protested against whipping the horse. SKENE resented this interference and some words followed. Just as the horse finally started, Mr. SMITH came up from behind on the run, and seeing the buggy driving off at a gallop called upon SKENE to halt. This he did not do, and it is very likely that he never heard the officer. The man from the gas plant called to the Deputy to shoot and he at once opened fire, firing three shots, one of which struck SKENE in the back of the head, coming out at his mouth. He fell forward upon his face, dropping the whip and the lines, and the man who was riding with him sprang out of the buggy and caught the horse. SKENE died within an hour, without regaining consciousness.
The occurrence caused considerable feeling, and for some time it looked as if mob violence would result, but wise counsels prevailed and SMITH was taken to jail at Guthrie. The man who called to SMITH to shoot was knocked down and beaten up, and feeling against him was so strong that he thought it wise to leave town for a while.
Carl SKENE was a young man of about 32 years of age and leaves a wife and four children. He was engaged in the cattle business and has many friends in this part of the country. His father is one of the old settlers of this country, and the Skenes are among the best of our citizens. Deputy SMITH is not so well known, but was respected and esteemed by those who did know him. He will be tried on a charge of murder in Payne County. There is no evidence that there was the least feeling between the two men, and the man with SKENE says he never heard the command to halt. It seems that it is an unfortunate affair of losing his head by an officer, as the offense was not of character to justify killing. Quay has had much trouble since the discovery of oil there, and it has been a very difficult place to enforce the law. A previous Deputy Sheriff was once disarmed, beaten, and forced to leave town.

Keystone Bank Robbed Friday
Two bold bandits, shortly after the opening hour last Friday morning, entered the Keystone State Bank, covered the cashier and president with guns, secured all the cash in sight, rifled the safety deposit boxes, locked the bank officers in the vault, and escaped out the back door just as a lady employee entered the front door. About $1,200 in cash was secured and enough Liberty bonds to bring the total amount of loot up to nearly $4,500. The robbers were tracked in the snow to a point where the Cimarron and Arkansas rivers join, where they evidently had left a boat, in which they expected to make their getaway. The boat had been washed away and the robbers then returned to the hills near town, where the trail was lost. Wires were cut and communication with officers at Pawnee, Tulsa and Sapulpa took time. Sheriff MCINTYRE did not get to Keystone until Friday night, and by that time the trail was cold.

Church Banquet: The men's banquet, held at the Christian Tabernacle Tuesday evening, met with wonderful success, and a large attendance was had. everyone expressed their appreciation of the efforts given by the ladies who made preparations for the dinner, which, putting it mildly, was elaborate and served with painstaking care. Rev. J. Walter TURNER, pastor of the church, expressed his gratitude and took part in making the event a success, and deserves a large credit for the work he is doing, which is resulting in a progressive organization in our city. He is a hard worker and extends a hearty welcome to all services of the church.

Marriage: Miss Mary A. MOTT, of Stillwater, Oklahoma, was united in marriage to Mr. John HANSON of Yale, Oklahoma, at the Methodist Parsonage, on Wednesday, February 26, 1919, by Rev. F.D. STEVICK. Mr. HANSON is a prosperous fruit grower and farmer of Yale. May happiness and prosperity attend the happy couple.

A Letter From a Soldier Boy
January 11, 1919
Dear Folks:
How are you by this time, I am the same as ever - fine. It is cold as h- here. Twenty below zero. I received the package you sent and also the letter that came after the package. How is everybody at home by now. I am sending you a picture of myself and some friends. So you can guess how we are dressed. We pretty nearly smother to death some times. Remember I told you about Dick. This is the fellow that transferred with me. He is still with me. Don't know for sure, but I think we will be separated soon. I hope not anyway. Well, tell Clarence and Mary hello for me, and don't look for me back for quite a while. The war is over in France, but not over here. Got a letter from Hazel and one from Chas. DAUHL in Denver the other day. They are giving me the devil because I don't write. Well, I can't help it, if they were over here they would not write either. Cause every time I think of this country, I get mad. Guess that is the reason they won't let us tell you about yours truly. Well, this may be but a few lines but it may make the grade well. Goodbye for this time, I am, Your Son, Bill R. BLAKNEY

Local News:

Mr. W.W. RYAN was in Pawnee Tuesday, after a short stay at Pawhuska, Skiatook, and several other towns. He reports new activities in the oil fields at Casey. Land is being released at better prices and the outlook is good.

John RIPLEY, who has been battery man at Bruington's the past year and a half, left the first of the week with Mrs. RIPLEY for Blackwell, where he will engage in business for himself, having acquired an interest an a battery service station.

Late Tuesday, Tom FINCH was arraigned in the County Court, charge with stealing a mare belonging to D.D. HOSTETTLER. The evidence developed that he took the mare and traded it off for a cow, but owing to the fact that the court was in doubt as to the mental condition of FINCH, the matter is being held under advisement. In the meantime, FINCH is in jail.

Mr. C.C. ROBERTS and wife came in the last of the week from Brook Haven, Mississippi, and Mr. ROBERTS has taken a position in the First National Bank. They have been spending this week at the home of C.J. SHAPARD, but now have taken rooms with Mr. and Mrs. GRANT.

Mr. ROUNDS, of the ROUNDS & PORTER Lumber Company, was in Pawnee Monday, on a trip of inspection of the various yards of the company. Mr. ROUNDS is just out of the army, and this was his first trip to Pawnee.

Mrs. Maud WRINDLE was up from Mannford shopping Monday. Mrs. C.W. WARREN of Hallet, spent the day in Pawnee on business Monday. Miss Nola PEARSON spent the week end with Miss Mildred MERRITT at Ralston.

Wm. BINNING is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. BINNING, at Ardmore this week.

Mrs. L.A. WOOD and Mrs. S.E. KENTON were over from Skedee shopping Monday. E.E. WHEELER was in Pawnee from Jobes Monday, and made this office a pleasant call. Mrs. G.W. GOINGS came up from Oilton Sunday on business and returned home Monday.

Miss Myrtle GILLETTE of Skedee, was shopping in Pawnee Saturday. Mrs. Iva MARTIN of Skedee, spent the day in Pawnee last Saturday. Miss Mildred CLAY of Mannford, spent the day shopping Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. Chas. WATSON and little daughter, Georgia, came over from Hominy Saturday and stayed until Tuesday visiting relatives.

W.B. MCCLAIN and family went to Cleveland the first of the week, to visit his brother, Arthur MCCLAIN and family.

Mr. Geo. REID and sister returned Monday from Illinois. His sister will make her home with him for the present.

Mr. and Mrs. John ANDREW and family of Ponca City, were the weekend guests of her sister, Mrs. R.M. PORTER and family.

Mrs. C.C. MCINTOSH and daughter, Mrs. M.I. JENNINGS and her little daughter, came in Friday to visit Mrs. McIntosh's daughter, Mrs. H.P. WINGO, until Monday.

S.L. BERG of Casey, was a business visitor in Pawnee last Saturday. W.A. DECKER was in from Valley and spent the day Saturday. Mrs. L.E. SPES, from Mannford, spent the day in Pawnee last Saturday.

Mrs. G.H. SCHROEDER was up from Jennings last Saturday and spent the day. Mrs. S.A. WILKIE of Casey, was a business visitor in Pawnee last Saturday.

For Sale - 40 bushels of cane seed. N.H. SWALLEY - Pawnee, Oklahoma, phone 49.

Miss Valle HILL was down from Ralston Saturday, en route to Jennings for a short visit. Mrs. L. B. HOOVER of Hallet, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday, with her sister, Miss May HUSSEY. Mrs. W.H. PASLEY and daughter, Julia, of Casey, were Pawnee visitors last Saturday. Mrs. Ethel MESSECAR and Mrs. Clara BRADY made a business trip to Tulsa last week.

Word was received Tuesday morning that Joseph GRIMSLEY had landed in the U.S. and is in Virginia. He will probably be home before long.

Mrs. M.W. GUYMON and Miss Viola HINSDALE of Ralston, were in Pawnee the last of the week visiting Mrs. G.A. WATERS and shopping. Mrs. S. SHIELDS and daughter-in-law, Mrs. R.F. SHIELDS of Ralston, were in Pawnee Saturday, en route to Perry.

Miss Ruth PERRY was able to be brought home from the hospital at Stillwater, Monday. She underwent a very difficult operation for appendicitis, but is getting along real well.

Mrs. John SCHEIHING was over from Blackborn last Saturday and spent the day, going on from here in the afternoon to see her daughter, who lives in Perry.

Mrs. M. PIERCE was called to Oklahoma City Saturday, by the death of her son's wife, Mrs. Charlie PIERCE.

A.G. MCCLAIN and family visited relatives here the last of the week. It was their son, Forrest, who played the violin at the Junior play Friday night.

The Art Circle met Wednesday with Mrs. SOULSBY. The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Loyd BRUINGTON, the third Wednesday of this month.

Mrs. Grant WATKINS came up from Sapulpa, Saturday, accompanied by her little daughter, June, and stayed until Monday with her two children, Pearl and Geo. BRADLEY, who are attending the high school here.

Mr. M.A. RYAN, Miss Rose WINGER and Miss Lillas RYAN came over from Perry and spent the day Monday. When they returned home Miss WINGER had changed her name to RYAN too, and went as Mrs. M.A. RYAN.

Mrs. Della BORDERS came in the last of the week from Colorado Springs, where they have been living since leaving Pawnee, and is visiting old friends here. She will go to Okmulgee and stay until her son, Thee, who is so well known here, gets back from the army.

M.H. BRETZ is home from Guthrie, where he has been in the sanitarium for some time for his health. He is much improved. We are glad to see Mr. BRETZ back again, as it is so near garden and flower time, and he always has more flowers than any one else, and we did not want to miss seeing them. Mr. BATES was in Guthrie the day he came home, and they returned together.

Mrs. George JARDOT of Cleveland, was in Pawnee Sunday, en route to Arkansas City. Her husband is with the Arkansas Traveler at that place, and they will make their home there. Mrs. JARDOT was accompanied as far as Pawnee by her sister, Miss Ruth SIMONTAON, of Cleveland, who returned home the next afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. BLACKETER of Las Vegas, N.M., came in Monday and will make Pawnee their home for the present. Mr. BLACKETER will be with the Peter Drug Company.

Lieutenant Ralph GRAY came in last week to visit his parents, Mr. ad Mrs. E.G. GRAY, having received his final discharge from the army. He will again take up his work as pharmacist at Lincoln, Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. George SKEGGLE of Howard City, Michigan, visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dick MCCLAIN the first of the week, with Mr. MCCLAIN's mother, Mrs. Sarah McClain. They had been old school friends.

Mr. and Mrs. D.D. HOSICK and daughter, Miss Annetta, and another daughter, Mrs. O.O. RAMSEY and children, came up from Jennings Monday to have some dental work done and do some shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli TATRO drove in from Maramec Monday, and were accompanied by Mrs. Louis DEMIEVILLE, who came to meet her little nephew, Hern PARKER, who came from Las Vegas, N.M. to spend the summer with her.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike KATZ returned last Sunday from several moths stay in New York City, Chicago, and other eastern cities, where they spent their time in buying new goods for the store. Mr. KATZ says they bought their goods with the greatest care and brought back new things for everybody.

H.C. HANNA and son have been making a big change in their Variety Store the past week. A deck has been build over the back room, making almost as much more floor space as they had in the beginning and making the building much lighter, and improving the looks of everything. They intend doing a much more extended business than ever before.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. GARDNER of Washington, Iowa, are here on a two week visit with her brother, J.A. TIPTON and family. They spent the day in Pawnee, Saturday.

Orville ROBINSON came in from Jobes Saturday, and spent the night with his grandmother and aunt, Mrs. Wm. ROBINSON and Miss Amy and his brother, Charlie, and they took him home in the car Sunday.

Mrs. A.B. MALLORY and daughter, Mrs. S.J. STRATTON came up from Terlton, Friday. Mrs. MALLORY had been visiting her daughter, Miss BYBEEE, who teaches there also, came up with them.

Mrs. S. BINNING and niece, Mrs. Lillie WALTERS and two daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Jno. STROSNIDER and daughter motored to Perry Sunday afternoon, going by way of Morrison and Lela.

Saturday morning about ten o'clock the residence of John BRIM and family caught fire, and was badly damaged before help could get there. The fire was caused by one of the children playing with a match and caught the curtain on fire.

Mrs. Jess BAKER was so unfortunate last week as to break the bones in his ankle while trying to rope a steer. He stepped on a stone which rolled, throwing him, and ever since he has had to go around on crutches.

Harry COLVIN was in town the first of the week, visiting relatives and looking after business. He has made up his mind to locate at Covington, where he will run a store. The building is being erected and he will take possession as soon as it is completed.

Entertained: Mrs. R.P. BANKS and Mrs. Carl UHL entertained a number of friends at the home of the former, last Thursday night in honor of Mrs. Fred WINROW, whose birthday it was. The occasion was a surprise to the guest of honor. The evening was spent in playing whist and listening to good music. Dainty refreshments were served and the evening passed away most pleasantly. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. A.M. STONEBURNER and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse JOBES, Mr. and Mrs. Fred UHL, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. PORTER, Mr. and Mrs. Kellous ELMORE, Mr. and Mrs. Fred WINROW, Mr. and Mrs. Carl UHL, Mr. and Mrs. R.P. BANKS, Mrs. Emma STEWART, Mrs. Martha PRATHER, Misses Nellie PRATHER, Nellie SLOAN, Veva BANKS and Messrs. H. GREEN, Berry CARTER and B. PERRY.

Mt. Vernon:

Mr. Mont HADLEY returned this week to his home in Douglas County, Washington, after a visit with his father of this place. Edward GOOLD of Stillwater, visited his parents Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. E.C. STONE and Mr. and Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON and sons, Earl and DeAlton, visited at the Cecil STONE home on Sunday.

The last reports of Mrs. Bill WALTON, who is in the hospital at Stillwater, are that she is doing nicely.

The BOWER boys have returned from the training camps. Mrs. Chas. BOWER is at the W.C. WITHERS home, ill with scarletina.

Mrs. Ben GROOMS returned Thursday from Stillwater, where she had been helping care for her daughter, Mrs. Bill WALTON.

George PORTER has returned home from the training camp. There was a dance held at Mr. ANDERSON's one night this week. Mr. and Mrs. Stanton BRASWELL came up Monday from Quay, having just recovered from a severe attack of the flu. Mrs. BOYD was called to Stillwater this week by the illness of her mother.

Sagerville:

Mrs. Ruth COLVING is visiting over at Quay with Mrs. Ruth CANTRELL and Mrs. Edith BALL this week.

Mr. and Mrs. SHAFFER drove to Quay last Sunday to visit their son, Burl and family, and to attend the funeral of Mr. Carl SKENE. B.L. WITTICH and family, Mrs. Ruth COLVING and Mrs. Bell ROBINSON and family attended the funeral Sunday.

Mr. Ed ROGERS is very ill at this writing.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim DOTY, of near Quay, died of pneumonia Monday morning at five o'clock.

Mrs. Jas. CAPPER commenced drilling in oats for B.L. WITTICH Monday. Wm. ROBINSON and wife and son made a business trip to Pawnee last Monday.

House Creek:

Mrs. HICKS of Terlton is visiting her daughter, Pearl GREENWOOD. Mrs. HICKS has been sick since last October, and is just now able to be up a part of the time.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben TARMON visited with his sister Sunday afternoon, Mrs. Charlie O'DELL.

Mr. and Mrs. Brant SHULER visited with Mr. and Mrs. Bill TAYLOR Saturday evening.

There are a good many of the soldier boys getting back home and we sure are glad to see them. Will be glad when they all get home again.

Marie COMPTON spent the weekend with home folks. George and Ruth DIETZ visited at Dan MIEHOFF's Sunday. Fred COMPTON, Grace MALTBY, Luther STORM and Nellie PERKINS all went motoring to Cleveland Sunday afternoon.

Everybody is busy sowing oats this week. It will not be long until the people will begin to make gardens and plant potatoes.

Maramec - Route One:

Mrs. HESSLER has moved back to the farm, after an absence of several years. We are glad to welcome them back. Two of her sons will make their home here.

Mr. and Mrs. CHARLSTON and Ernest LAWSON were in Maramec Saturday afternoon.

Mr. John MARTIN and family came in last week and will live on Mrs. SWARTZ's farm.

Grandpa JOHNSON and Elsie and Johnnie were in Maramec Saturday. Mrs. GRIMES spent Friday afternoon at Mrs. WALKERs. Algie MARTIN will carry the mail on Route 1. Earl BATES attended the sale in Maramec last Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. BLAKE and Rev. HUFFMAN spent Sunday at the GRIMES home.

Ernest LAWSON spent Saturday night with Mr. CHARLSTON.

Mr. DEVINE, who has been our efficient mail carrier for nearly fourteen years, gave up the route last Friday. We certainly are sorry to have him leave us, as he has made many warm friends on his route, and has always performed his job faithfully. In behalf of the patrons on his route, we extend our thanks and wish him success in his farming.

Mr. GRIMES and Miss Maude were in Maramec Saturday. Mrs. Mary WILLARD is sick at this writing. Mrs. CHARSTON spent Friday and Saturday with her. Mr. DEAN is able to sit up some at present.

Willie JOHNSON was in Maramec Saturday. Rev. COOPRIDER, who has been helping Mr. DEAN while they were sick, left Saturday. Mr. WALKER and children were Maramec shoppers Saturday. They spent Sunday afternoon at Mr. MICHLER's. Maude GRIMES spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. BLAKE.

Rev. HUFFMAN will preach at Mt. Pleasant Sunday, March 16th, and would like everyone to come.

Blackburn:

Frank PARKS and Willie ROE, who have been in training at Camp Logan, received their honorable discharge and returned home Thursday.

Mesdames TROWER, THORNTON and LOWE visited the primary and intermediate room Thursday.

Oscar MOORE transacted business in Pawnee Wednesday. George SMITH and A.A. ARNOLD were Pawnee visitors Wednesday. Mrs. Weaver WASHBURN came up from Maramec Thursday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. GILLILAND. Miss Lizzie BUNCH of Fairfax, spent the weekend with her friend, Miss Pearl GILLILAND. Col. E. WALTERS and daughter, Mrs. Tom KELLY of Skedee, were Blackburn visitors Saturday.

Mrs. Lewis ANDERSON and Miss Marie SHIRLEY of Kansas, visited at the NEELY home last week.

John CARTER and Ed SMITH transacted business in Kansas City last Saturday. Mr. J.H. TROWER was a Hallett visitor Saturday. Douglas WILSON went to Tulsa on business Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. S.B. HUCKSTEP and son, J.T., of Stillwater, visited over Sunday with their mother, Mrs. J.O. MYERS.

Miss Irene ROBINSON returned home from Terlton Saturday, after spending the past few weeks with her brother and family. Miss Myrtle GILLETTE spent Sunday with her parents in Skedee.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LOPER entertained their children Sunday with a dinner. This being the first family reunion for these folks since a short time after the registration in June of 1917. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. R.G. LOPER and family, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. LOPER and family of Cleveland; Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON of this place, and Mr. Jesse LOPER, who has been in training at Camp Lee for some time, but has received his honorable discharge and is now home to stay.

Alva MARLOW was a Pawnee visitor Sunday. Arthur O'KIEF and Nathan LAKE visited in Skedee Sunday.

Quite a number of people attended the home coming service given at the Daisy School house Saturday night in honor of Emmuel HAMMER, who had returned home from Camp Logan.

Mr. Rube ROBINSON of Terlton, visited his parents last week. Mr. and Mrs. Allie GILLILAND went to Shawnee Friday on business. Mrs. Lewis LOPER and sons, Ray and Jesse, and Ollie KEETON transacted business in Pawnee last Saturday. Mrs. Floyd STONE of Jefferson, Oklahoma is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.A. MILBURN.

Rev. and Mrs. COULTER moved to Morrison, Oklahoma last week.

Henry ROBINSON, of Hominy, was a Blackburn visitor Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. R.A. CARSON and family visited relatives in Ralston last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. HAGUE of Bristow, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. GREEN. Mr. and Mrs. John SCHIEHING visited in Perry Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill COBB moved into town last week.

John FARRIS of Skedee, was a Blackburn visitor Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WILSON went to Pawhusaka, Tuesday on business. Mrs. Bertha PIKE went to Jennings last week to visit her parents.

Mrs. Bob KREWITZ and Mrs. Harry DAVIS came in from Texas, Tuesday and gave their parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. GILLILAND a very pleasant surprise. They will remain here a short time, then will make their home in Tulsa.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett PEARSON are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby girl, who put in her appearance at their home Sunday. Dr. MARLOW was in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. James BELL are moving into town this week. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. ALFRED and family are moving to the BELL farm this week.

Mr. Elmer LYNCH of Pawnee, was a Blackburn visitor Monday. Mr. Bill JONAS of Pawnee, transacted business in Blackburn Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe PARKS are the proud parents of a fine baby boy who put in his appearance at their home Saturday.

Letter From Commanding Officer
1st Indorsement - Commanding Officer, Co. A. 11th Infantry, A.E.F. January 31, 1919. To Mr. Harry W. BOCK, Sr., Pawnee, Oklahoma.
The following are the details and the verification of your son's death, by the present First Sergeant Arthur T. MURPHY. Erving D. COLVIN, Captain 11th Infantry, Commanding Company.
Dear Sir:
In regard to your son's death, I can give you the details exactly. On the 5th day of November, 1918, our regiment was ordered to advance across the river Muese, Verdun sector, France. We started the advance about noon, and kept on going all day, and dug in for the night. Harry made a careful survey of the company, to ascertain the number of casualties. When he came to my platoon he remarked, "I believe I am going to get mine about tomorrow boys." We started out early the next morning and advance farther. The following day, November 7th, about 5 p.m., your son met a sudden death. He was hit over the right eye with a piece of shrapnel which came out under his right ear, and at the same instant was struck in the head with a machine gun bullet, causing death instantly.
The next morning, Lieut. RICH, then in command of the company, sent a detail of six men back to where Harry fell and buried him. When the body was located there were no personal effects on it, except his service record and other papers, which were forwarded to the Personnel office. Harry is buried on the edge of the Bold Du Carrol Woods, the nearest large city being Verdun, about forty kilometers southeast. This statement is absolutely correct, for I was with the company the night Harry was killed, and saw him lying dead in a shell crater, waiting for burial. Your son was a soldier, who feared no danger, and was often cautioned about his aggressiveness. He died a hero's death, for the love of his country, mankind, and humanity. Yours respectfully, Arthur T. MURPHY, 1st Sgt, Co. "A" 11th In. A.E.F.

Notice: Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of an order of the County Court of the County of Pawnee and State of Oklahoma, made on the 5th day of February, 1919, in the matter of the estate of George HOWELL, deceased, the undersigned as the Administrator of said estate will sell at public sale, to the highest bidder for cash on Monday the 10th day of March, 1919, at 10 o'clock A.M. at the South front door of the Court House...J.B. DAVIS, Administrator. L.V. ORTON, Attorney.

Notice of Settlement of Final Account and Hearing On Petition For Discharge As Guardian: In the matter of the guardianship of the estate of Robert Owen JORDAN, a minor...John W. JORDAN, guardian...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.

Notice of Settlement of Final Account and Hearing On Petition For Discharge As Guardian: In the matter of the guardianship of the estate of Burton W. BELL and George W. BELL, minors...G.W. GOODWIN, guardian...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.

Publication Notice: Charles B. CRAIN, Plaintiff vs. Emma CRAIN, Defendant No. 4368 - Divorce

John PITTMAN, Plaintiff vs. Maggie PITTMAN, Defendant - Divorce


March 13, 1919

In Memoriam - Samuel Firth WARREN
In sad and loving remembrance of our dear beloved son, Samuel Firth WARREN, who died on February 22nd, 1918, in the Naval Hospital, Brooklyn New York, from the U.S.S. Pennsylvania:
Oh, why was he taken so young and fair,
When earth, so many it could spare.
Hard, hard was the blow that compelled us to part,
From the loved one so near and dear to our heart.
Gone from among us, oh how we miss him,
Loving him dearly, his memory will keep;
Never till life's end will we ever forget him,
Dear to our hearts is the place where he sleeps.

Vance White
Mrs. George White returned Saturday from Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where she went to see her son, Vance, who has been in camp there since coming back from France. It will probably be some time before Vance will be able to come home yet. He was wounded three times, first in the foot, from which he recovered, and went back to the front and was struck in the back while lying on the ground with shrapnel, which made five wounds in his back. After that, a bullet struck his helmet and made a wound in his heard, the helmet saving his life. After a stay in the hospital over there, he had the flu very bad. He was brought over here and since coming, his wounds have had to be all opened because of infection. But they are healing now. He was also gassed, but after all, he is very much alive and expects to return to Pawnee as soon as he is able to travel.

New U.B. Pastor
Rev. W.M. AYRES, of Oklahoma City, has been assigned the local U.B. Church, and arrived in Pawnee last Monday...

Building Boom Near
The demand for homes and the scarcity of rental property may force a building boom in Pawnee. In order to be safely domiciled it is necessary for a business man to own the home or he will have to spend the most of his time moving, as houses are selling almost as fast as they are placed on the market.
M.R. GILL purchased the Dr. PIERCE property last week, and will move the house and remodel it, making a handsome and modern home. He will also later build a new home on the adjoining lot.
Geo. SOULSBY is moving his home property and will remodel it and build a bungalow alongside. He has plenty of room and may build the third house during the season.
Mr. WHEELER has completed his new home in the suburban district and is now occupying same.
Kit CARRION's home is shaping up, the carpenters having been delayed on account of the bad weather.
J.H. BIRD is building an addition and otherwise improving his residence property.

Prosperity:

Mrs. LIVERGOOD, who has been quite sick, is better at this writing.

Mrs. Nova MAGGART, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. BALLEW, at Montrose, Colorado, returned home last week.

Mrs. C.L. BROWN and daughters, Alma and Bertha, are staying in Pawnee until school is out.

Violet Wilson spent the weekend with home folks.

Mr. and Mrs. Edd BLAKE, Mr. THURBER, Mr. and Mrs. EYMAN and Mr. JEFFRIES were Pawnee visitors Monday.

Owing to the rain, the party at Mr. JOHNSON's Saturday night was not very well attended, but those who were there had a splendid time and expressed their appreciation of Mr. JOHNSON and family as entertainers.

Mrs. STOVER was helping Mr. MAGGART last week.

Cloyd LIVERGOOD is expected home from the training camp soon.

Bess STAPLETON made her weekly visit home.

Mary JEFFRIES visited the WILSON girls Saturday night.

Mr. Royal JOHNSON had a friend visiting them from Quay over the weekend.

Mr. STAPLETON and Mr. STRADER were Pawnee visitors Tuesday.

Banner:

Mrs. George MOORE visited Monday evening with Mrs. R.T. DILLEY.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOMBERLIN are the proud parents of a baby boy, who came to make his home with them on March 1st.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer CRAFT and children and Mrs. W.E. WALKER visited Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Will CRAFT.

George TOMBERLIN is enjoying a visit from his sister who lives in Iowa, and whom he has not seen for several years.

Mrs. Jim RAYWOOD visited last Wednesday with Mrs. W.E. WALKER.

R.T. DILLEY and wife spent Sunday evening with G.A. MOORE and family.

Clay and Myrtle COCANNOYER visited Sunday at the SAPP home.

Robert WILKERSON spent last week at Tulsa.

Sagerville:

Clarence ROBINSON was on the sick list last week.

Mr. Bill WITHERS had the misfortune to lose a fine brood mare last Sunday morning.

Harvey FOREMAN purchased some hay from Mr. SHIPLEY last Saturday.

Charley WELDEN lost a horse last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Will SHAFFER drove to Quay Monday.

Mrs. B.L. WITTICH became very ill Thursday evening, but is better again at this writing.

Bill ROBINSON treated himself to a new set of harness, which his oil team will have the pleasure to wear.

Mr. BLY and family is visiting at the home of Bill CULVER this week.

The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James DOTY was layed to rest at Mount Pleasant cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Blackburn:

Ray LOPER, of Cleveland, and Link DEPUY of Severy, Kansas, transacted business in Blackburn Thursday.

George GIBSON, who has been in training in New York, received his honorable discharge and returned home Thursday.

Douglas WILSON, Freddie TURNER and Buster COX went to Cushing Sunday.

Mrs. Will COBB is putting in a restraint and short order in the Bevins building.

Bill JONAS of Pawnee, was a Blackburn visitor Friday.

J.D. MILLER has purchased the old CUSTER building and he and his son, Dock, will install a barber shop and fountain soon.

Mr. and Mrs. R. SHOEMAKER are moving to a farm in East Bent this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ham GILLILAND and family are moving to the MILLER property.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred TURNER and son, Freddie, came up from Kendrick last week to visit relatives.

Mr. Bill BAGLEY is here from Hallet visiting relatives.

Miss Zoe Louise MARLOW came over from Pawnee Sunday to visit her parents.

Miss Jesse MYERS went to Stillwater Sunday to visit her sister, Mrs. S.B. HUCKSTEP.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer PARKER of Bigsby, are visiting relatives in town this week.

Mrs. ALLRED and daughter of Skedee, who have been visiting relatives in town, will move into the TISDALE property.

Miss Hyacinch DAVIS came in from Era, Texas, Saturday to visit her brother, Mr. T.A. DAVIS and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Wid MILLER of Pawnee visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. MILLER last week.

Mr. Harve BELL came in from Arizona Sunday to visit his brother, Jas. BELL.

Mr. and Mrs. A.L. MARLOW are moving into the SIEPE property, which they purchased some time ago.

Mr. Carl MCLIESTER came up from Keystone Friday to visit his sister, Mrs. Ira SCHAFFER and family.

Mr. Ham GILLILAND and sons, Troy and Charley, went to Hominy Monday to work.

Mr. Jim LOWE and son, James, returned from Hominy Sunday, where they have been working.

Mr. Levi HAMRIC came in from Washington Friday to visit his brother, Mr. I.M. HAMRICK and family.

Mr. Harry MCDANIELS of Winfield, Kansas, who has recently been discharged from the Navy, visited his friend, Miss Pearl GILLILAND last week.

Mrs. A.J. RUSH is quite sick with the flu.

Miss Opha ALLEN is visiting relatives this week.

Of Local Interest:

Wm. LONG of Hallet, spent the day in Pawnee Monday.

The Art Circle will meet at the home of Mrs. Loyd BRUINGTON next week.

Mrs. Clifford MUCK, of Valley, was in Pawnee on business yesterday.

J.E. DEVINE, of Maramec, was a business visitor in Pawnee Saturday.

M.T. MAUDLIN returned to Tulsa Saturday, after a short stay at home.

I have several Superior grain drills left for sale. - W.E. TOLER

Mr. and Mrs. Earl GRAY, of Fairfax, were shopping in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. Al LILLIE will go to Yale tomorrow to spend a few days with Mr. LILLIE.

Mrs. R. PATTERSON of Skedee, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. W.E. SELBY, of Ralston, were in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. Alice DOUGLAS spent the day Sunday with her sister, Mrs. J.T. TYRE, at Mannford.

Mrs. Mark MATHERS and little son came in Tuesday from Oklahoma City, to spend a short time visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. MATHERS.

Mr. H.C. HANNA left the first of the week for St. Louis, St. Joe, Kansas City and other eastern cities, to buy new goods for the store.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. MILLIS came up from Oilton the first of the week to visit relatives.

Mrs. Frank MURDEN has been spending the past week with her mother, Mrs. E.N. SMITH, who has been ill. Submitted by Rita BUFORD - MURDEN family researcher - rbcats@yahoo.com

Mrs. Pauline WHEELER and mother, Mrs. H.C. JONES and children of Ralston spent the day in Pawnee last Tuesday.

Mr. Fred ROBBINS and family were down from Ralston yesterday, and Mr. ROBBINS made this office a pleasant call.

Mr. Thos. DONATHAN, who has returned from overseas and has been stationed since returning at Camp Bowie, Texas, came in Tuesday to be the guest of Miss Helen STERLING.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva BESHEARS came up from Sapulpa the last of the week to visit relatives. He returned the first of the week while she stayed for a few days. They are preparing to move to Wynoka.

Mrs. Anna DYER and daughter are here from Vinita visiting their old time friends Mr. and Mrs. Herbert BROWN. Mrs. BROWN has recovered enough from having her limb broken to be able to be brought to the table to eat a few times.

Mr. A. KRAUS received a message this week from his wife at Baltimore that their son, Solomon, had undergone the operations for his eyes, but that the doctors could give no hope of his ever being able to see. He will be entirely blind.

E.C. WHEELER and family ate dinner in their fine new house, which they have recently erected in the northeastern suburbs of Pawnee, Monday, for the first time. It is one of the finest homes that has recently been erected in this part of the country. It has the advantage of being in the country, as they have five acres of ground and also is close enough to town to have the conveniences of the city.

M.E. HIET and wife and daughter are spending this week in Guthrie and Kingfisher visiting relatives and friends.

Mrs. A.H. SQUIRES and daughter and son of Covington, were in Pawnee last Saturday, en route home from Glencoe, where they had been visiting.

Kearney HILL went to Cleveland last Saturday to visit a soldier friend who had been stationed at the same camp with him in Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe ROGERS received word from their son, James, that is is back in the United States, and is stationed in New Jersey. He will be home soon.

Mrs. Katie SHIGLEY, who has been working at Ponca City for some time, has returned to Pawnee and is again employed in the KATZ Department Store.

Mrs. O.T. PEARSON left the first of the week for Whittler, California, where she will visit relatives for some time. She received word just before she left that a nephew was very ill.

Mrs. J.W. RIDLEY of Hallett, and Mrs. D.D. HOSICK of Jennings, and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. HOSICK of Avant, who were visiting in Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee, Monday.

Mrs. C.A. JANES of Tulsa, was in Pawnee the past week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. RAPPIUE. Mrs. JANES is better known here as Miss Belle RAPPIUE. She has only been Mrs. JANES for the past month. Many friends here wish them a long and happy life.

Jas. H. HALE, court clerk of Pawnee county, was here Thursday and made this office a pleasant call. He was also the guest of his boyhood friend, Dudley WOODSIDE. The boys used to catch grasshoppers together when they were boys in Kansas. - Morrison Transcript.

Mr. and Mrs. TATRO were in Pawnee from Maramec Monday. Their nephew, Arthur DEMIEVILLE, is visiting them from a camp in New York, where he has been stationed since he has been in the service of Uncle Sam. Arthur is a full blooded Frenchman, his mother and father both being of French descent.

Mrs. R.P. BANKS left Thursday with Mrs. YINGLING and the remains of Mr. YINGLING, which were being shipped to Massillon, Ohio for interment. Mrs. BANKS will go by St. Louis on her way home to visit relatives. Since leaving, her sister, Mrs. Martha PRATHER, has been taken very ill with pneumonia. A message was sent to Mrs. BANKS, and she returned home Tuesday.

Mr. A.F. MOWRY was in from Hallett on business Monday.

W.H. PASLEY of Casey, was transacting business in Pawnee Monday.

Miss Hazel JOHNSON of Glencoe was shopping in Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. Viola TAYLOR, of Keystone, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Miss Nellie TIPTON of the Otoe country, is spending this week with Mrs. Robert RAMBO.

Mrs. and Mrs. T.E. PEACOCK of Hallett, spent the day in Pawnee on business, Saturday.

Mrs. D.R. WEBBERT was up from Yale this week and was the guest of Mrs. C.E. MEEKER.

Mrs. Mary LISCUM, Mrs. Florence SMITH and Mrs. Mabel Hurst THOMAS went to Tulsa yesterday to hear Alma GLUCK.

Guy ADAMS and Jimmie LITTLEPAGE, of Hallet, were in Pawnee on business Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Pat DOUGHLAS and daughter, Miss Blanche of Yale, were in Pawnee Saturday and spent the day with Mrs. J.A. WALKER and family.

Misses Myrtle and Vera BARNETT of Claremore, spent a few days in Pawnee last week, returning home Sunday.

Clarence Hill went to Terlton on business Saturday. He has bought a farm near Skedee and will move there soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Barney WELL and Mr. Ike KATZ went to Oilton Saturday to attend to business and to visit with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK and two sons, Joe and George, came in from Casey Sunday, and spent the day with relatives.

Word has been received from Fayetteville, Arkansas, that Mr. and Mrs. Joesph P. RANDALL of that city, are the proud parents of a daughter, born February 24th. The young lady has been christened Mary Ellen. Her mother will be remembered as Miss Floye HURST, who taught in the Pawnee High School last year.

T. Clyde STEWART Dead ...

Statement:
Elsewhere in this paper will be found my announcement as a candidate for the nomination for the office of mayor of the city of Pawnee, subject to the action of the primary, March 18th. If elected, I promise the people of the city the very best service of which I am capable. I shall spare no pains to give them a good, clean and efficient administration. I believe that my long residence here, as well as the familiarity with the needs of the city that my long past experience gives, will be valuable assets to a mayor. Isom READDY

Purchase Cleaning Parlor
Mr. Raymond ENOCHS, of Kansas City, this week purchased the Crystal Cleaning Parlors, and he, with his family, will make Pawnee their future home.

Twenty Days Notice
All parties not having their real and personal property listed for 1919 will be subject to a fine at the end of twenty days. Please get your list in, as we must get our report to the state equalization board. T.O. LONGMIRE, County Assessor

Publication Notices:
Charles B. CRAIN, Plaintiff vs. Emma CRAIN, Defendant - No. 4368 - Divorce - Jas. H. HALE, Court Clerk, GOODWIN & CLEETON, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
Mary M. MCMULLEN, Plaintiff vs. Charles W. MCMULLEN, Defendant - No. 4372 - Divorce - Jas. H. HALE, Court Clerk, GOODWIN & CLEETON, Attorneys for Plaintiff.
J.L. SIMPSON, Plaintiff vs. Nannie E. SIMPSON, Defendant - No. 4371 - Divorce
Lucy WALTS, Plaintiff vs. Mark E. WALTS, Defendant - Divorce
Anna ADAMS, Plaintiff vs. Frank S. ADAMS, Defendant - Divorce

Notice of Settlement of Account and Distribution:
...In the matter of the estate of Peyton BUZAN, deceased...Mary BUZAN, acting administratix...Chas. VERNE, County Judge, Geo. F. MERRITT, Attorney for Administratrix.
...In the matter of the estates of Agnes KUHNS, deceased, Elizabeth CASTRO deceased, Manley PECKENPAUGH, deceased and John HENRY, deceased...

Notice to Creditors:
In the matter of the Estate of William H. PARROTT, deceased...Horace WEAR, Executor

Notice of Sale of Real Estate:
...in the case of C.W. SWEARINGEN vs. Ella May HARTICO, et. al, No. 4214...T.D. MCINTYRE, Sheriff of Pawnee County.

Coming Soon - United Doctors Specialist will again be at Pawnee, Oklahoma, at National Hotel - Saturday, March 29, 1919 - Married ladies must come with their husbands and minors with their parents.


March 20, 1919

Died In German Prison - HAPGOOD
Herbert B. HAPGOOD, son of Mrs. J.H. BROWN, who formerly lived in Pawnee, and whom the young people of the Christian church will probably remember as visiting his mother, died in a German hospital November 8th. the many friends of Mrs. BROWN regret very much to hear this sad news.

Rumor False
We are pleased to announce to the public that the rumor having currently circulated in Pawnee County during the last ten days regarding Mr. F.C. SHOEMAKER, and certain transactions he had in Texas are false and without any foundation whatever. While the origin of the story cannot be located, we trust that the splendid citizenship of this county will join in an effort to stop any unwarranted rumors that might reflect against our citizenship.

U.B. Aid Reorganizes:
The United Brethern Aid reorganized last week at the home of Mrs. Nate SWALLEY. The following officers were elected: Mrs. SWALLEY as president; Mrs. MALLORY, as first Vice president, Mrs. L.C. JOHNSON as second vice president and Mrs. Chas. JOHNSON as secretary, and Mrs. L.D. GRIFFIN as treasurer. Plans were made for an Easter Bazaar to be held at the home of Mrs. L.D. GRIFFIN.

Birthday Party:
Pauline OLIVER was ten years old March 18, and seven of her friends made plans to surprise her after school. Each took a gift and as soon as school was out went to her home, having before hand telephoned her mother that they were coming. Those who went were: Margaret PEARSON, Ruby GILLOCK, Rosella LONGMIRE, Lucille HRABE, Helen STONEBURNER, Ruth STICH and Edna DAWSON. And such a good time as those girls did have. They played games and after they wee tired Mrs. OLIVER had gotten some good things for them to eat, which were very much appreciated. They went home wishing Pauline would have a birthday every day.

Judge Geo. E. MERRITT Receives Appointment
Judge MERRITT received word from Oklahoma City this morning that he has been appointed to the position of Assistant Title Examiner in the State School Land Department. This is a recognition Pawnee County appreciates, and the school land department is to be congratulated upon the appointment.

Trip Through The Philippines
At the M.E. Church, Tuesday evening March 25, at 7:30, Rev. STEVICk will deliver a Steropicon lecture on the Philippines. This lecture will be very interesting and instructive to older people as well as children. Admission ten cents.

DIED - POPE
Ruthie Elizabeth POPE was born in Arkansas, March 1893 and departed this life in Pawnee, March ?, 1919. She was united in marriage to John W. MARTIN of Cassville, Missouri, September 10, 1912. To this union was born four children, of which three are still living. She leaves a mother, father, two brothers, two sisters, a husband and three little children to mourn her loss, besides a host of friends. The funeral services were held Sunday at 2 o'clock by Rev. COOPRIDER and burial was at Highland Cemetery.

Killed In France - SMITH
Mrs. Florence G. SMITH, of Keystone, was in Pawnee, Monday with Mrs. ADRIAN and Mrs. BLACK, preparing papers for compensation on account of her husband, Earl SMITH, who was killed at the Verdum Drive in France. Earl Smith and Miss Florence KERR were married in the Court Clerks office April 25, 191? and on the the 26th of April 191? he reported for service and was taken to the training cam and shortly sent across. Keystone has lost a valued young citizen. Mr. and Mrs. SMITH, a faithful son, and his wife, a husband and loyal defender of his adopted country.

Surprise Party
Thursday, March 13th, was the birthday of Mrs. Lillie WALTERS, and about twenty-five of her friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.O. LONGMIRE and went from there in a body and gave her a good surprise. She had been expecting Miss GOODLOE and Miss BATES, so was at home and ready for company. The evening was spent with all kinds of interesting games and music, after which her aunt, Mrs. BINNING, who knew of the plan to surprise her, served splendid refreshments of ice cream and cake, which all enjoyed very much. Out-of-town guests included Mrs. Frank ROWLANDS of Topeka, Kansas, and Mrs. Walter's brother, Elza VAUGHN, of Ingalls, Oklahoma. All went home wishing the lady many more happy birthdays and leaving her a pretty lavallere as a token of their regard for her.

CAMPBELL - HICKS
V.A. CAMPBELL and Miss Estella E. HICKS, both of Billings, were married today at the home of J.T. CRAIG, Rev. W.M. AYERS officiating. Their many friends wish them a long and happy life.

We Can Have But One Mother
We can have only one mother,
Patient, kind and true,
No other friend in all this world
Will be so true to you.
For all her loving kindness
She asks nothing in return
If all the world deserts you,
to mother you can turn.
Many tears you've caused her,
when you were sad and ill,
Maybe many sleepless nights,
Tho' grown, you cause her still;
So every time you leave her,
Or whe'er you come or go.
Give her a kind word and kiss,
'Tis what she craves I know.
We can only have one mother,
None else can take her place;
You can't tell how you'll need her,
'Till you miss her loving face.
Be careful how you answer her
Choose every word you say.
Remember she's your mother.
Tho' now she's old and gray.
We can have only one mother,
O, take her into your heart;
You cannot tell how soon the time
When you and she must part;
Let her know you love her dearly
Cheer and comfort her each day,
You can never get another
When she has passed away.
Composed the 6th day of October, 1918, by Private Thomas HILL, while in training camp at Camp Lewis, Washington.

Local News:

Mrs. B.F. CONLEY of Maramec and her daughters, Mrs. A.G. WILSON, Mrs. J.E. GRAHAM and Mrs. W.F. PEERY, all of Yale, came in Monday and spent the day with Mrs. Geo. H. JOHNSON.

Mr. and Mrs. F.M. JONES of Bester, New York, were Sunday guests of Rev. and Mrs. MILLARD.

W.W. RYAN of Valley, was a caller in this office Monday.

Mrs. A.A. ARNOLD and two sons, Robert and Frank, drove over from Blackburn Saturday, and spent the day shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. John GUINN and daughter, Irene, were in Pawnee Saturday from Quay, visiting their daughter, Mrs. Stanley SMITH.

W.A. STEWART and son, David, were in Pawnee from Terlton Monday. David is in the Navy, but is home at present on a short furlough.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed VANDERVOORT returned Saturday from Tulsa, where they had gone to hear Alma GLUCK sing.

Miss Blance BYBEE came up from Terlton Saturday to spend the weekend with her mother.

Miss Esther WEBBER, who is teaching at Yale, was in Pawnee Sunday, visiting and attending the morning services at the Christian tabernacle.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. SHOEMAKER of Jennings, spent the weekend with their son, F.C. SHOEMAKER and family.

Miss Berice DILDINE returned to her home in Tulsa Sunday, after a visit with her uncles, Mayo and Tom BELLEW and cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ray BELLEW.

Miss Grace HODGES was in from Hallett and spent the weekend with her uncle, M.T. MAUDLIN and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Claud PHILLIPS of Yale, returned home Sunday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Al JUSTICE.

Mrs. Ross BRUBAKER and son, Charlie, of Blackburn, were in Pawnee last Monday. Charlie has recently received his discharge from the army and is at home to stay.

Mr. and Mrs. A.C. ROWE have been here the past week visiting their daughters, Mrs. Byron CARVER and Mrs. Edith SIMMONS. They are on their way back to their home in Texas.

Mrs. Mabel RISELING and little daughter, Pauline, arrived here Saturday from Joplin, Missouri to visit with her mother, Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE. To say that Mrs. MCINTYRE is happy in having her little granddaughter with her would be putting it mildly.

Ben HARGOT, of Terlton, was in the city Saturday on business.

A. KINGSLEY was a Pawnee visitor from Valley Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. PASLEY and little daughter, Julia, of Casey, were in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. B.M. PORTER and County Treasurer JOHNSON and wife went to Lela Sunday afternoon in Mr. Porter's new care.

Mrs. W.F. MCMAHAN of Healdton, Oklahoma, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Hiram HICKS, returned Monday to her home.

Mrs. Geo. JOHNSON spent the past week down at Forth Worth and Dallas, Texas, where Mr. JOHNSON is in the oil business.

Mr. and Mrs. John FRANKLIN of Blackburn, were in Pawnee Monday. Mr. FRANKLIN had been called on the jury, but being a mail carrier, he was released from jury service.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WALLS came in from Skedee, Saturday to meet their daughters, Goldie, who has been in school at Stillwater, and Ruby, who has been in the hospital at Guthrie, since she was hurt from falling from a horse in January. She seems to have fully recovered from the injury.

The Elders and Trustees of the Presbyterian church, with their minister, were entertained at the home of Sheriff and Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE last night. After the business of the evening had been transacted, Mrs. MCINTYRE served a nice lunch, which was enjoyed by all.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. WARNER started in the car to Stillwater Monday, but upon getting several miles out of Pawnee, they discovered that it had put in most of the night pouring down rain in that direction. Mrs. WARNER went to Glencoe and spent the day returning home on the afternoon train, while Mr. WARNER stayed to finish digging the car out of the mud before going on his trip.

Mrs. C.C. MARTIN and baby returned to their home at Oilton Saturday after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. SCHAFER.

Mrs. Clara BRADY went down to Drumright Saturday, to spend a few days visiting her husband, Mr. Jack BRADY, who is employed there.

Mrs. Bert HARSHBARGER of Skedee, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Nettie SANDERS, of Atwood, Illinois, were in Pawnee Monday, shopping.

Miss Maud CASS accompanied Miss Janie May JOHNSON home from school at Stillwater, Saturday and Mr. and Mrs. JOHNSON took them back Sunday in the car.

J.J. TUCKER of Morrison was a Pawnee visitor Monday and ordered his paper changed after this week to Lexington, Kentucky, where they will after that time, make their home. Mr. TUCKER has nothing against Oklahoma, but just wants to go back to their home old, and we wish them success and happiness there.

Atty J.D. SWODER of Oklahoma City, was in Pawnee, Tuesday, attending court. He has formed a partnership with Blake and Rosentein, of Cleveland, and will have his headquarters there from now on. He was a pleasant caller at this office.

One evening last week, Mr. Wm. BRUINGTON entertained his Sunday School class of young people of the Presbyterian church at their home. Each member invited a guest and the evening was spent with games, music and singing. Mrs. BRUINGTON served a splendid lunch and it was much appreciated by the guests. All returned home, after having enjoyed the evenings entertainment.

Mrs. J.B. WIDENER was up from Cleveland the first of the week, visiting her daughter, Mrs. Clarence BARNES.

Prof. and Mrs. T.B. MOSIER of Quay, were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. D.L. HARPER. Prof. MOSIER is the principal of the Quay schools.

Charlie CASTLE, a young man who is in the service of Uncle Sam, was in Pawnee the first of the week visiting old friends. He came up from Shawnee. Chalres lived in Pawnee when he was a little boy.

Wm. MOSING spent a few days the first of this week attending court and returned to his home at Jennings last Tuesday afternoon.

Maramec - Route One:

Mrs. E.H. WALKER and children were in Maramec Friday afternoon.

Miss Lizzie BROWN of Nebraska, who was visiting her brother, Mr. Guss BROWN and family, died at their home Friday night of heart trouble. She had been sick a few days. She leaves to mourn her loss nine brothers and one sister. Our sympathy is extended to them. This makes the fifth death in Mr. BROWN's home since last October.

Mr. BLAKE has sold part of his farm to Mr. WILLARD.

Harry LAWSON returned home last week from overseas. His friends are glad to see him home again. He can tell many interesting things which he saw while in France.

Mrs. LANDERS returned home Saturday from a month's visit with her daughter, Mrs. Helen WHITLOCK of Toronto, Kansas.

Miss Pet WALKER and brother, Tim, were in Pawnee Monday, having some dental work done.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed BLAKE moved to a farm west of Pawnee last Monday, where they will farm this year.

Mr. Will SCHULER surprised his many friends here Sunday by going to Stillwater and getting married.

Gralstein, Germany
January 19, 1919

Dear mother and father:
I just received your letter. Was sure glad to hear from you and that you were well as usual. Am still working at the officers' mess getting along fine and am feeling just all right.
We write you nearly ever week but it seems that is is hard to get the mail over here. I know there are lots of letters I never did get. I want you to go ahead and rent the farm because I can't tell what will happen.
We would have been home by this time, but we have had orders changed so many times, I don't know what will happen next. But, as soon as were are released from this army of occupation we are on our way home. The German people are very nice to us, and treat us nice, but I don't like this country.
It has been snowing the last few days, but haven't seen any cold weather here yet. We are farther north here than any part of the states.
The Germans say it is the mildest winter they have seen since 1898. The grass is still green and cabbage is still growing. The Germans are short on horses. They work milk cows as oxen. I've seen a few oxen too, but very few horses. The French army of occupation are awful hard on the Germans and are having trouble all the time, but they sure love the Americans and say they had no cause to fight the Americans. I will write as soon as I find out when I'm coming home.

February 23, 1919
Dear mother and father:
I just received your letter, was sure glad to hear from you. I have been rather busy here lately, mostly doing nothing, but busy all the time.
We have a few more officers now, between 40 and 50, so it makes quite a little more work. I'm getting nearly all your letters, but sometimes I get the last ones before I get the first, as some of them are delayed on the road.
Will, I'm getting tired of the army, and am longing to get home once more. I'm having a pretty good time but the idea of being tied down I do not like it at all. Seems they are rather slow about sending us home. There are ten divisions in the army of occupation and the French say we ought to have twenty.
The Americans and Germans get along fine, and also the British, but they don't like the French. The British and Americans don't like them either and will not associate with them. We are thirty-seven miles from the Rhine River here and also about that far from Belgium.
I have put in for a pass to Paris, but I don't know when I will get it. I got a pass to Coblens - that is headquarters of 7th army, or army of occupation. I saw the Rhine River and also took a ride up the river about three miles and back. Coblens is a beautiful town and I had a good time on the trip.
I don't know a thing when I will get to come home. Everything is quiet and nobody knows anything. It ought not to be long, but it will take a month to go home from here. I am wearing one service stripe now, and I figure I will get the other before I get out of the army. It has been raining here for the last few days. The hills are green and the trees have begun to put out, so spring is almost here.
Well, I must close, as ever
Your loving son, Oliver BRENNEMAN - 358 Supply Co., A.E.F., Germany

House Creek:
Mr. and Mrs. SHULAN's daughter, Violet and children, visited with them last Sunday and Monday.

Marie COMPTON spent the weekend with home home folks, returned back to Pawnee, Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. A.E. COMPTON received a long letter from their son, John, who is still in France. Says he is seeing the sunny side of France now, and that he is having a very good time, but very anxious to see the Statue of Liberty again.

Mr. and Mrs. A.E. COMPTON and daughter, Doris, visited at the Fred DIETZ home Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Pink GREENWOOD went to Terlton Sunday afternoon to see her brother, Everett HICKS, who had just returned home from training camp.

Miss Grace MALTBY visited with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Charley MALTBY, in Cleveland, over the weekend.

Mrs. Ben WISE visited with her daughter, Mrs. Earl GREENWOOD at Skiatook, last week.

Everett HICKS came in Sunday on the afternoon train from Camp in Georgia. Everybody was glad to see Everett back again, and glad to see him looking so well.

Blue Valley:

Mrs. BALDWIN and little grandson visited at the Jim GARNER home last Sunday.

Mr. Samuel and Floyd BRUNER called on Mr. Fred SHAW last Sunday.

Mr. Vernie BUCHANAN and Mr. Van MOSBERGER called on Mr. Lester GENTRY Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. John FORBIS, Mr. Ben FORBIS and family, Mrs. Lester GENTRY, Edna, Baldwin, Audra HAGA, Minnie and Alfreda MYERS visited Mr. REMCIE, Sunday.

Blackburn:

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. TROWER took their little daughter, Pauline, to Tulsa Monday for medical treatment. They were accompanied by Dr. J.C. MARLOW.

James BELL was a Pawnee visitor Wednesday.

Harry DAVIS and Bob KREWITZ came up from Tulsa, Wednesday, where they have been working, to visit their families. They returned to their work Monday.

Mrs. Emma GOFF transacted business in Pawnee Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. John CARTER and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. H.E. CARTER.

Mrs. S.A. PERSHALL visited her son, Roy and wife in Skedee, Friday.

Mr. Perry WILKERSON came up from Cleveland Sunday to visit his wife and little son.

Bert NEELY, who has been in training at Camp Logan for sometime, received his honorable discharge and returned home Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira SHAEFFER visited relatives at Keystone Sunday.

Miss Ruby WALLS, of Skedee, is staying with Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON and going to school in Blackburn.

Link DEPEW of Severy, Kansas, and Mr. and Mrs. Orval DICK of Cleveland were transacting business in Blackburn Thursday.

Mrs. E.L. WALLS and son, Frank, of Skedee visited at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON Sunday.

Mr. Claude ISBELL happened to a very serious accident last week, as he was going into the telephone office a dog that was lying on the steps jumped and bit him. Mr. ISBELL secured a gun and immediately killed it. It is thought the dog had hydrophobia, and as Mr. ISBELL was uncertain about it, he at once began taking medical treatment from Dr. MARLOWE.

Quite a number of young people attend the St. Patrick party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl WARMA, Monday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Will ALLRED and family spent Tuesday with his mother, Mrs. Marcy C. ALLRED. That day being her 75th birthday.

Prairie Mound:

R. PATTEN was kicked by a horse Sunday on his right leg. While there were no bones broken, it is a very painful bruise. He is not able to be out of the bed much of the time.

Mr. Will LAWMAN of Des Moines, Iowa, was a pleasant visitor at Mr. R. PATTEN's last Thursday.

Sagerville:

Mrs. KERNS died last Thursday morning at Yale. She underwent an operation. She was buried at Mt. Vernon, Friday afternoon. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, two sons, one being unable to attend her funeral, as he is in the service of Uncle Sam in Germany, and does not yet know of his mother's death.

Marion ROBERTSON returned home Saturday from Texas, to visit his parents and little boys, Mr. and Mrs. Will ROBERTSON and Buster and Robert.

Mrs. Clarence MARTIN and her three children of Drumright came over last Wednesday and is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will SHAFFER.

Mrs. Ruth COLVIN and daughter, Barbara Elizabeth, returned home last Sunday after a two weeks visit with Mrs. Ruth CANTRELL, Mrs. Edith BELL of Yale and Mrs. Norman JAY at Yale.

Mr. Will SHAFFER lost a nice yearling heifer Sunday.

Mrs. MOBIUS is on the sick list. She had the flu last winter and has never fully recovered.

Mt. Vernon:

Mrs. E.C. STONE and son, Dewey, spent Monday night and Tuesday at the home of her son, Cecil STONE, near Maramec.

A fire destroyed the smoke house on the Jeff SINNETT one night last week. It was caused in some way from a brooder that was set in the building - several young chickens were burned up.

Mr. HARRIS of Quay visited his son, Frank HARRIS, Sunday.

A surprise was held at the C.S. BLACK home on Tuesday night, in honor of the son, Virgil, who recently returned from training camp.

George PORTER, of this vicinity, is another just returned from training camp.

Mr. Will WALTON was in Stillwater to see his wife, who is at the hospital. Mrs. WALTON has been on the operating table three times since she went to the hospital three weeks ago. She is doing so well now that her friends hope to have her home the last of this week, if she continues to improve.

Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON has been spending time with her daughter, Mrs. C.O. STONE, near Maramec.

Notice For Tax Deed
...have sold to Harry E. THOMPSON of Oklahoma City...lots in the town of Ralston, Oklahoma...A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer.


March 27, 1919

Old Settler Passes Away
Alexander BARNES was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, November 4, 1835, and came to Fulton County, Illinois in 1855, where he married Harriett BARKER, February 4, 1858, who preceded him in death August 13, 1911. To this union ten children were born. He moved to Wayne county, Iowa in 1871. from there to Sumner county, Kansas in the fall of 1876. Then to Pawnee County, Oklahoma in the spring of 1900, where he resided until his death, March 18, 1919, at the age of 83 years, 4 months and 14 days. He leaves to mourn his death nine children, J.W., W.A. and E.B. BARNES, Mrs. Carrie ROGERS, M.O., W.F., and Clyde BARNES, Mrs. Dollie RUSSELL and Mrs. Cora SHAW; one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Ellsworth, having preceded him in death.
"He was a good man - what more can be said?"
Services were held at the M.E. Church, conducted by Rev. C.O. WIGGIN. Interment in the Skedee cemetery.

Card of Thanks:
We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness and sympathy during the sickness and death of our father, Alexander Barnes. Also, for the beautiful flowers. - The Children.

Died
Mrs. Hattie BURNS, the wife of Bennie BURNS, who lives six miles south of Pawnee, died Tuesday evening, after a short illness.

Son of Well Known Farmer Dies
William Osee MILAM, son of John MILAM, who lived west of Blackburn, died at the Fairfax hospital last Sunday evening. Osee was born at Okeyenne, Kansas, November 11, 1894 and was brought to Oklahoma at the age of two years by his parents and has made his home with the family west of Blackburn on the farm, ever since.
He hasn't been well but no one thought him seriously ill until the very last. In keeping with his early training, he confessed Christ at fourteen years of age. He was married to Miss Mae HAMRICK, December 5th, 1916. The funeral services were held at the Christian Church at Blackburn. Rev. TURNER, of Pawnee, preached the sermon Monday afternoon at three o'clock. The Courier-Dispatch joins his friends in sympathy with the young wife, aged mother, brothers and sisters.

Gets Two Years for Grand Larceny
T.C. BURNS of Cleveland, plead guilty to a charge of grand larceny in Judge Owen's court yesterday, and was sentenced to two years in the McAlester institution.

Lieutenant STEWART Alive and Well
In the issue of the thirteenth, we reported Lieut. Clyde STEWART as having died in France, according to a telegram which was received by his wife and son from the war department, but it seems that in some way they have gotten mixed. Mrs. STEWART sent a cablegram to the commanding officer in his company to verify her husband's death and to learn the particulars, and in answer to it received one from Lieut. STEWART himself, stating that he was alive and well. The whole town mourned his death, and now rejoice with the family in the good news.

Vance WHITE Home Again
After almost a year of absence in the service of Uncle Sam, most of the time overseas, Vance WHITE arrived home Sunday with his honorable discharge. He looks much better than when he left, in spite of the many wounds, gas, flu and hardships he went through while away.

L.N. KIMREY Comes To Pawnee
L.N. KIMREY of Hallett, arrived in Pawnee Wednesday, to make this city his home. For several years he has been a resident of Hallet, where he has practiced law, been postmaster and general useful citizen. He has taken charge of Judge MERRITT's offices and will continue the law business in Pawnee. We welcome Mr. KIMREY to our city and hope his stay among us will be us will be pleasant.

Family Reunion
Mr. and Mrs. J.T. TYRE, of Mannford, Mrs. Geo. REYNOLDS and two sons of Cleveland, Mr. and Mrs. Dave ALLEMAN and two daughters of Jenings, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy ROGERS and two sons of Hallett, all came in Sunday and spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Joe ROGERS to celebrate the homecoming of their son and brother, James ROGERS, who has just returned from France. They with Mrs. Alice DOUGLAS of Pawnee, make up the whole family, and it was indeed a happy family that partook of the splendid dinner Mrs. ROGERS had prepared.

New Battery Service Station
Homer PIPER and John RIPLEY, who a short time engaged in the battery service work at Blackwell, sold out there and have returned to Pawnee and are now located in the east room of the Odd Fellow Building.

Jim SPESS Gets Life Imprisonment
The trial of Jas. SPESS for the murder of S.R. MOORE occupied the District Court of Pawnee County from Monday morning, March 17, until Friday evening, when a verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree was returned and the penalty fixed at life imprisonment in the state penitentiary. Every step of the proceedings were hotly contested and large crowds assembled each day to watch the progress of the trial.
The facts as they were developed are about as follows: On the 12th of January 1915, three armed bandits appeared at the First National Bank of Terlton, and immediately proceeded to rob the safe and cash drawer. The president of the bank, F.E. CULLISON, Chas. WILDE, Cashier, Mabel FLYNN, a stenographer, Frank ALLEN, Harry ALLEN and Frank BAKER were in the bank at the time. Mr. BAKER succeeded in escaping and spreading the alarm. The others were lined up with their hands up and held prisoners while the robbers forced CULLISON to pen the cash drawer and safe. The funds of the bank to the amount of $2,100 were taken and placed in a sack provided by the bandits and the four men in the bank were ordered to carry it. A large amount of silver money was taken, the currency being so placed in the safe, that it escaped the notice of the robbers.
By compelling their prisoners to march before them in such a manner as to make it impossible for the citizens to fire upon them without jeopardizing the lives of their friends, the bandits arrived safely at the point where their horses were tied in the creek bottom, nearly a half mile south of town. A number of citizens, among who was Mr. MOORE, who had but recently received his commission as deputy sheriff, followed at some distance to watch the movement of the robbers.
Mr. MOORE inadvertently stepped into view of the bandits and a shot was fired by SPESS, the bullet passing through his heart, and causing instantaneous death. The act was done from a spirit of pure wantonness as Mr. MOORE was not close enough to injure any of the robbers. A posse was immediately formed, and the horse of W.A. INHOFE was shot from under him. INHOFE was captured at the Bar-X crossing on the Cimarron River, south of Terlton. About $750 of the loot was recovered on the person of INHOFE.
SPESS was wounded and captured the next morning at the SPESS home, south of Mannford. Buzz CLARK was taken a few days later at Tulsa, and directed the officers to where the loot was concealed in the woods. INHOFE received a sentence of thirty years and CLARK one of five years. CLARK, at the time of the robbery was but seventeen years old and had been afflicted with infantile paralysis in his infancy, and in the judgement of the officers, was but a cipher in the Terlton robbery, being feeble minded and easily led.
It developed during the trial that SPESS was intimately acquainted with the members of the notorious STARR and DAVIS gang of Bandits and has assisted them in the Baxter Springs robbery and other depredations of a similar character. In view of his record and the heinousness of the crime with which he was charged, the general feeling is that he was lucky in escaping the extreme penalty of death. Motion for a new trial was overruled and Judge OWEN passed sentence yesterday. Notice was given of appeal to the Criminal Court of Appeals.

Of Local Interest:

The box supper given by the young people of the U.B. Church last Friday night was a decided success. The boxes were sold at auction of Mr. N.H. SWALLEY, who sells boxes as well as he sells stock, and the young people were pleased with the proceeds, which were to go towards paying for the piano in the church.

Mrs. Ada G. MOORE left Tuesday for Washakie, Wyoming, where she will be employed as matron of the Shoshoniaga Indian Schools. Mrs. MOORE has been in this kind of work before, and is a competent woman. We hate to lose her from Pawnee, but wish her success in her new place.

Mrs. Wm. ROBINSON and daughter, Miss Amy and grandson, Charles ROBINSON, motored out to Jobes and spent the day Sunday with Joe ROBINSON and family.

Miss Helen FLEMING went down to her home at Mannford yesterday to visit her parents a few days, as she was fortunate enough to get out of every examination in the eight grade, and had nothing to do for the rest of the week. This speaks well for Helen. It's not so hard to get out of a few, but to get out of all is some work.

Mrs. Frank SANDEFFER of Sapulpa, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW, this weekend.

Mrs. Mary LISCUM returned Saturday from a business trip to Jenings.

Major LILLIE and wife and little Billy came in from Yale, Saturday.

Rev. STEVICK went to Kaw City yesterday on Centenary business.

Col. WALTERS and wife, of Skedee, were over on business Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli TATRO were in from Maramec on business Saturday.

Mr. John WELKER and son, Loyd, of Skedee, were in Pawnee on business Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. DOVE of Maramec spent the day in Pawnee yesterday on business.

Mrs. W.E. MORRIS left yesterday for Dewey County, where she will visit relatives for some time.

Mrs. F.E. YOUNKIN of Jennings, was one of the many shoppers in Pawnee Monday.

Mrs. A.L. KENT and daughter, Allene, of Morrison, spent the day Monday in this city shopping.

Miss Myrtle BELL has been quite ill and compelled to stay out of school the past week.

Mis Helen BIRD and Mr. and Mrs. SHAW came in from Maramec last Saturday to do some shopper.

Mrs. Wm. BENNETT and daughter, Irene of Fairfax, were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Mrs. C.E. KIBBE of Terlton, spent the day in Pawnee Monday, transacting business.

Mrs. A.P. EASON and son and daughter of Fayetteville, Arkansas, came in the last of the week to visit her brother, P.E. ROWE and wife.

Miss Myrtle BIRD and one of her little pupils, Opal MOORE, of Mannford, were in Pawnee Saturday for the day.

Miss Iola LONG and her friend, Arthur KIMBALL came up from Jennings, where she is teaching to, to spend the weekend with her parents.

Miss Maud DOLLARHIDE and two friends came over from Morrison last Saturday to visit Miss Vada HEATHERINGTON.

Miss Alma WILKERSON came from Tulsa Saturday, and spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John WILKERSON.

Misses Lula REESE and Viola DIEHNEL of Valley, spent the weekend in Pawnee and attend the county teacher's meeting.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. MCCASKEY were over from Skedee, Saturday, accompanied by their daughter, Miss Maud, who came up from Tulsa Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. Zeb MCALLISTER of Arkansas City wee visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW Sunday.

Mrs. MARSHALL and daughter, Miss Dott WALLACE and Miss Nora DUNCAN of Ralston, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.R. DAWES were in from Yale, Saturday, visiting Mr. and Mrs. M. RAMSEY and family. Mr. DAWES made this office a pleasant call.

The Ladies' Aid of the Chrisitan Church will meet next Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Horace WEAR as hostess.

Mrs. Adda SHRINER came in the last of the week from her home at Oklahoma City, to spend some time with her daughter, Mrs. Loy FURRY.

Mr. and Mrs. E.E. DOVE of Maramec, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday on business.

Miss Vado Vickers of Glencoe, was visiting her sister in Pawnee, Saturday.

Mrs. Doc BOWMAN has been very sick the past week with a rising in her head.

Mrs. J.B. PABITZKY and baby and Mrs. H.W. MOORE of Quay, spent the day shopping in Pawnee yesterday.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. MILLIS returned to Pawnee yesterday after a short stay in Stillwater.

Sgt. James ROGERS, who recently arrived from overseas, went to Oklahoma City Tuesday to visit some friends.

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. LORD of Maramec spent the day in Pawnee yesterday on business.

Mrs. H.T. PHILLIPS was in from Casey yesterday getting some repairs for their car.

Mrs. Wm. BENNETT and daughter, Irene, of Fairfax, were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MOORE and daughter, Vivian, of Blackburn, were in Pawnee Saturday visiting relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Murry SMITH and children motored over from Skedee Saturday.

Mrs. George SWOPE, Mrs. Sam TWENTIER and Mrs. Ed PERRY, of Cleveland, were Pawnee visitors last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. FOSTER came over from Lela Saturday, and spent the day shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer BIRD of Glencoe, were transacting business in Pawnee, Saturday.

Mr. C.C. KROW and son, Jasper, of near Ralston, were in Pawnee last Monday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Thos. VENATOR and Mrs. A.D. COOK of Ralston spent the day in Pawnee, Saturday.

Miss Fern BOLTON, of Fairfax, was the guest of Miss Vava BANKS Friday, in her way to Tulsa.

The ladies of the U.B. Church are holding a bazaar at the home of Mrs. L.D. GRIFFIN, the Saturday before Easter.

Mrs. Ed SCHIEWE came over from Morrison yesterday to do some shopping and spend a few days with her aunt, Mrs. J.R. RAMBO.

Mrs. Ralph JOHNSON and little son left yesterday for Eldorado, Kansas, where they expect to visit relatives for several weeks.

Mrs. S. MITCHELL and daughter, Ione, were in Pawnee yesterday en route home from Kansas City, where they had been to see their son and brother, Robert MITCHELL off for the navy, in which he had enlisted and would be away for years. He was only seventeen years of age.

News From Over Pawnee County

Banner:

Charley MOORE, who has been sick with the pneumonia, is some better at this writing.

The two little children of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOMBERLIN are on the sick list.

E.C. PICKETT lost nearly a new top buggy one day last week by fire. It was caused from the explosion of a gallon of gasoline as the buggy was near the house. It would also have burned the house, had it not been for neighbors who came in time to save it.

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe SCANTLIN has been very sick the past week.

Mrs. Will CRAFT and daughter, Mrs. James KAYWOOD, were Pawnee visitors last week.

Elven WALKER has been sick the past week.

Mrs. James SNEED spent part of the past week with her son, Jonas SNEED, and family, who live over near Jennings.

Arthur, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Elma CRAFT, has been very sick the past week.

Sagerville:

All of Mr. IRELAND's children are on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. MOBIUS and Miss Louise and Miss Emma WEAR were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. GREAGOR, Sunday.

Mrs. Hattie COLCLASIER and daughter is visiting her father, Mr. SHIPPY.

Mrs. LOVIE, of near Chandler and her son came up Sunday and are visiting her daughter, Mrs. Bill ROBINSON for a short time.

Prairie Mound:

Grandpa BARNES passed away Tuesday night at his daughters' home, Mrs. Carl SHAW. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Skedee, Thursday evening, and the remains laid to rest beside his wife in the Skedee Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis WALLS, Mrs. Allie PERRY and Mrs. Carl RAPPIUE attended Mr. BARNE's funeral last Thursday afternoon.

R. PATTEN is still very much crippled up with his leg. It is turned black from his thigh nearly to his foot.

Blackburn:

Mrs. Dee MCCORD is assisting in the MARX Department Store at Pawnee.

Mrs. A.J. RUSH, who has been very low with nervous prostrationa is improving very slowly.

Leo HAMPTON came in Saturday from Stillwater, where he is attending school. He will remain a few days visiting relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON and Miss Myrtle GILLETTE attended the teachers meeting at Pawnee Saturday.

J.H. TROWER went to Tulsa Friday to be with his wife and daughter.

Quite a number of the young people attending the homecoming service at the Daisy school house Saturday night, given in honor of Ross and Hallie STROUP who have been in training for some time, but have now received their honorable discharges and are home to stay.

Grandma WARNER returned home from Hominy Sunday, where she has been visiting relatives. She was accompanied by her grandson, Ben MCDUFFY and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey LINVILLE of Hominy, spent the past few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George ROWDEN. They returned to their home Tuesday, and were accompanied by Juna ROWDEN, who will make her home with them.

The community was grieved to hear of the deaf of Osee MILAM, who passed away Sunday evening in the hospital at Fairfax. He took very sick last Friday morning and was immediately taken to the hospital, but all that medical aid and loving hands could do was of no avail. Osee was one of Blackburn's most prosperous and highly respected young men and was esteemed by all who knew him. He leaves a wife, mother, one sister and four brothers, besides a host of friends to mourn his departure. The remains were brought home Monday, and the funeral services were conducted at three p.m. by Rev. TURNER, of Pawnee.

Miss Maree CARTER came over from Skedee Friday, where she has been attending school. She will remain at home now, and drive to and from her school, mornings and evening.

Mr. and Mrs. R.A. GILLILAND moved to their new home last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WILSON purchased the KELLY property and moved into it Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim SMITH and family moved to Jennings Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. John CARTER and mother spent Sunday with their brother, H.E. CARTER and family.

Mr. and Mrs. DILLINGHAM and family visited with her mother, Mrs. THOMPSON, north of Skedee, Sunday.

Little Pauline TROWER, who was taken to the hospital at Tulsa for an operation for appendicitis, passed away Tuesday evening. The remains were brought home Wednesday for interment. Particulars will follow later.

Prosperity:

Bess STAPLETON spent the weekend with home folks.

Hattie BURNS, wife of Bennie BURNS, is quite sick.

Mrs. Jas. GREER, Mr. G.G. COOPER and Mr. JEFFRIES dehorned cattle Tuesday.

Cloyd LIVERGOOD has returned from the training camp and himself and wife are again living at home, having moved last Friday.

Notice of Settlement of Guardian's Account:
Notice is hereby given that Mary RABA, guardian of Ernest RABA, Rudolph RABA, Clarence RABA and Lottie RABA, minors.........Case No. 612...McCollum & McCollum, Attorneys for Guardian.

Notice To Creditors:
In the Matter of the Estate of Thomas E. PERRY, deceased...D.G. EMBRY, Administrator, Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney.

My War Experiences - By Lieut. Wm. LINCOLN
I started from Pawnee, September 1, 1918, with an overseas order in my pocket, and boarded the U.S.S. Great Northern in accompaniment with the La France and Northern Pacific; on the 25th of September, With 2,500 other soldiers and officers, I commenced the trip across the Atlantic. That afternoon, everyone could be seen looking at the Statue of Liberty, for what seemed the last time.
After we were four days out from New York, the trip became monotonous; we saw nothing but sea and more sear. However, at 2 a.m., October 2, something struck our ship and everyone thought we had been torpedoed; the jar seemed to have knocked our ship out of the water. Afterwards, we learned that an English tramp steamer had collided with us. I was Officer of the Day at the time, and had just passed the sentry in the compartment on B Deck; I was knocked over, and looking back of me, I saw a large hole in our steerage, and noticed flares of distress from the English ship. Men rushed to the hole and out into the water, thinking they were going to a new and brightly lighted compartment; as being knocked off of their bunks in the dark by the collision, they were badly confused and knew not where to go.
After a short interval, the bell rang and everyone rushed to the boat deck. Through this accident, eight soldiers were killed and three hurt; D compartment being under water, formally when the hole was torn in its side, the water rushed in, but the airtight doors were closed and everything was safe. The men stood on the Boat Deck from 2:38 a.m. till 9 a.m., the next morning, while the hole was being fixed, temporarily, as were were only thirty-six hours from France. The La France and Great Northern left us to take care of ourselves, but we caught up to them about noon the same day. It looked good, tho, to see the American and British destroyers coming to convoy us through the submarine zone to the French port Brest.
We arrived on French soil October 5th and I was sent to a casual camp just outside of the city. The first important difference I noticed, just then, in France, was the use of wooden shoes, it's quaint stone buildings and its "Boucoup" shops. I was forced to spend eight days in a very muddy and rainy camp, having no floors in the tents, and no place to go; the floor less tents would have been a luxury, but the rainy and muddy weather made the tent hold about six inches of mud in them, and a fellow had to use "trig" to figure how to get into bed clean. I cannot say I heard anything good about Brest and the camp I was in, except, I am sure the Oklahoma farmers would like to have had the rain we had there if only it would come in the right time.
From Brest, I was sent to LeCourneau, which is an Artillery camp not far from Bordeaux, and I stayed there only three hours. I orders I received were to report to Saint Maixient to an Aviation school, which would take ten days to complete. On my way to the above named place, I stopped over at the city of Bordeaux which is a very quaint old city of 260,000 population. It has several fine churches and art museums. So far, I have not mentioned anything about the French trains. They are exceedingly small and when the engineer blows the whistle it deafens even the French people, let alone foreigners; they are very fast, however, considering their size, and the condition they are in, as most of their engines are from fifty to sixty years old. Practically all the work in the depots is done by women.
After my ten days at Saint Maixient, I was ordered to the Observers School at the 2nd Aviation Instruction Center at Tours. I spent twenty days at this school after which I was a qualified Aerial Observer, ready for the front. I was very fortunate at this camp, going through and having only one slight accident, which involved the injury of my pilot. While at this school, I paid several visits to Tours and like it the best of all the French towns I had seen. The best French is spoken in this sector and that alone, assisted me to get along. The people were very sociable and I noticed that the French women admired the American man, not only for manly appearance, but as they expressed it "the Americans are kinder to women and they invent machinery to assist the woman at home."
In all my experience and travels in France, I never saw laundering done in the modern way. It was all done by and, and in cold water in public wash houses especially build by the government for that purpose. I have seen women, at the age of sixty, on their knees washing clothes from eight in the morning till five in the evening.
On the 6th day of November, I flew my first and ever remembered flight over the German lines. The mission was to take photographs of the German works and their defensive system. The only thing of importance that took my eyes from my map was an American plane coming down in flames. Afterward, I found the unfortunate fellow in the plane to be an old classmate of mine named Lt. SYLER.
My second mission was on November the eighth, this time being the same as the first, and I was able to take eleven pictures of the Germans as they were retreating toward Metz. But my get away was not so easy as the first; the Germans, as a rule, allow the enemy observer to finish his mission, but as soon as he heads for home, they pounce down on him from the clouds. After my mission was completed, we returned home, being 4000 feet high. (If a person has wavy hair and needs it straightened, he should be in a plane when anti-aircraft shells are being fired at him.) On this trip three shells burst (what seemed like) two or three inches from me, but in reality they were three hundred feet away.
On the 9th, I flew for the third and last time over the German lines, on an Artillery Reverlage, or directing the shells from our heavy artillery on to the fortress of Metz; this was the best flight of all, as I could see the damage wrought by our guns. The Germans could be plainly seen on their retreat toward Metz. I might say here, that out of the 14 observers that went up with me on my last flight, seven came back.
Two days later, I was sent to Tours to be an instructor at the Observers school, and while there, the armistice was signed. On the f12th of November, it seemed every soldier wanted to be on his way home, while before this date few men thought so much as leaving France before the Huns were beaten and the world free from autocracy.
From Tours, I was ordered to Camp De Souge to the 325th Field Artillery, which was stationed near Bordeaux, which would soon leave for America. Nothing pleased me greater - I had seen enough of France to know that America was the place for me.
After three weeks of waiting in rain and mud, I boarded the U.S.S. Zeelandia, a ship taken over by our government to bring our troops back. The trip was very monotonous, taking thirteen days to get us to Newport News, Virginia. The sea was very rough and practically everyone had the pleasure of getting sea sick. I am sure it did our men good to see land and it seemed the best cure for sea sickness I had seen.
I stayed at Camp Hill for about one week; from there I was sent to Camp Taylor, Kentucky, where I obtained my discharge from the army. I must say at the conclusion of this letter, that my experiences in France were wonderful, educating and thrilling, but I would not care to have them over again.
Lieut. Wm. A. LINCOLN


April 03, 1919

Official Returns of City Election:
Mayor: L.V. ORTON (165) - W.S. CALDWELL (118)
City Clerk: Katherine LOUTHAN (206)
City Treasurer: A.T. SEEVERS (162)
Treasurer of School Board: G.M. BERRY (179)
Councilman, Ward One: J.F. THOMPSON (25)
Councilman, Ward Two: W.L. BUZAN (19) - A.O. WALKER (40)]
Councilman, Ward Three: J.L. GOODE (36) - F.P. REED (52)
Councilman, Ward Four: L.D. KERN (52) - Geo. E. CLARK (35)
School Board, Ward Two: T.C. GOFF (30) - Frank KYGER (29)
School Board, Ward Four: D. BEARDSLEY (54)
School Board, Outlying District: C.R. GOULD (7) - W.A. OLIVER (5)

Entertained Seniors:
Leslie LEHEW, one of the Seniors of the Pawnee High School, entertained his class mates and the faculty at the home of his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.L. LEHEW, on Cleveland Street, last night. This entertainment was to have taken place on St. Patrick's Day, but was postponed on account of illness. St. Patrick decorations were used and the house was beautifully decorated in the colors. Among the many interesting games of the evening was a trip to Dublin, on the arrival of which each traveler received a green cap or a green bonnet, which they wore the rest of the evening. A history of the class was given by Walt CLARK and Chester GOULD gave a class prophesy of which was interesting in the extreme. Music, both instrumental and vocal helped make the evening pass too soon. A delightful lunch was served at the close, and the evening will be one that will be remembered by the Seniors as one of the events that made their school days the happiest of their lives.  Note to Readers: Chester GOULD (above) is the author of the cartoon Dick Tracey.

Obituary
A.D. LESHER was born in Illinois in 1855 and departed this life March 30, 1919, aged 63 years, 3 months and 12 days. In childhood he, with his parents, moved to north Missouri and later moved to Dade County, Missouri. On May 30, 1881, he was married to Miss Levisa TUCKER. To this union four children were born, death claiming one in infancy, the three remaining ones being at his bedside at the last moments.
George A. LESHER, the oldest son, lives near; Mrs. Mary Ann RAPER, the only daughter, lives in New Mexico; and Oscar, the youngest son, with his wife, lived with his parents. Besides the children he leaves an aged wife, and twelve grand children. In 1882, he accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized and united with the Baptist Church. He lived a Christian life till his death.
Grandpa was a good neighbor and will not only be missed at home but by the entire community. He, with his family, were one of the earliest settlers in Pawnee county, near Maramec. He lived on his homestead until his death. He was a patient suffered of eight long weeks. He was laid to rest in the Quay Cemetery, Rev. E. SEWELL of Ralston, conducting the funeral services.
Alfred LESHER, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. LESHER, was born Marcy 7, 1919, died March 29, 1919, aged 2 weeks and 2 days. He proceeded his grandfather one day, and was buried in the Quay Cemetery. Rev. JOHNSON of Maramec, conducted the services.

Card of Thanks
From the depth of our hearts we thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly and sympathetically assisted us during the sickness and death of our darling baby and dear husband and father. Grandma LESHER, Children and Grandchildren.

Passed Away:
Mrs. PHILLIPS and Mrs. BAGBY were called to Winfield, Kansas, last Friday on account of the illness of their sister, Mrs. W.C. ROBINSON, and word has been received since that she has passed away. She was stricken with paralysis and in a short time had a second stroke from which she did not recover. The deceased was quite well known in Pawnee, having been here on several occasions visiting her sisters. She leaves a husband, a son and daughter, besides the other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

Former Editor Here
Mr. John SHEPLER, former editor and owner of the Courier-Dispatch, arrived in Pawnee Wednesday, for a visit with his brother, Will SHEPLER, north of town. Mr. SHEPLER greeted many of his old time friends while in the city.

Teachers' Examination
The regular quarterly examination for teachers' certificates will be held at the high school building in Pawnee, April 24th, 25th and 26, 1919. Examination will commence at eight o'clock. Leo B. SMITH, County Supt.

W.R.C. Meeting and Dinner
The semi-annual dinner of the G.A.R. and the W.R.C. was held at the Odd Fellow Hall, Wednesday, and a splendid crowd of the members and their families were in attendance. The largest number and the healthiest looking bunch of the Old Soldiers that have been present for several years were there yesterday, among them Samuel HALL and R.S. ROBINSON of Blackburn. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and meeting in the afternoon was an interesting one. Mrs. Herbert BROWN was able to be present, after being confined in her home for several months with a broken limb. It was her first time out since the accident.

Left For McAllister
Sheriff McINTIRE and Deputy Sheriff, Cap SCOTT, accompanied James SPESS and T.R. BURNS to McAllister Saturday. SPESS will stay the rest of his life and BURNS will be there for two years. They also took back Wm. INHOFFE and Bob ALLEN, who had been brought from there for the SPESS trial.

Died In Colorado
The sad intelligence comes to us of the death of Miss Jessie LANE, who up until about a year ago, was a resident of Pawnee. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. LANE, and was raised in Pawnee, received her education here, and taught in the Pawnee schools three years ago. After leaving here, she and her mother moved to Bristow, Oklahoma, where she was in the schools of that city. Her health began to fail and she went to a sanatorium in Colorado where they have been ever since, but all to no avail, for that dread disease, tuberculosis, had gotten such a hold on her that there were no hopes. She was a beautiful and intelligent girl, highly respected by all who knew her and the people of Pawnee regret to hear of her death.

ROGERS - GILMORE
Pawnee and vicinity were surprised and pleased to hear of the union of two of the best known families in the city when Sergeant James ROGERS and Miss Lela GILMORE were married in Oklahoma City, Thursday, at one o'clock. Jim had just returned from France the week before, and Lela was in school in Oklahoma City. When he returned he went to see her and they came back married, surprising their parents, as well as their friends. The bride, who is a beautiful girl, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert GILMORE, who have a small farm in the suburbs of the city, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe ROGERS, who lived next door to them for many years, also on one of the small farms in the edge of town. The young couple had known each other since childhood. Their many friends wish them much happiness in their future home.

Narrow Escape
Monday morning, while J.D. TURNER was driving up town in his Ford car, he was struck by a big Overland car going at the rate of about forty miles an hour, driven by Kirt HATFIELD. The mix up happened at the post office corner, Mr. TURNER rounding the corner from the west when the Overland caught his car, knocking it about twenty feet and turning it around, demolishing the rear part and throwing Mr. TURNER over the side with one foot caught in between the foot pieces. Besides the shock, he suffered bruises, but is up and around with his appetite for collisions entirely gone. The Overland was not badly damaged, nor the driver hurt.

Discharged Soldiers May Keep Clothing
From: Camp Supply Officer, Camp Pike, Arkansas
To: Mr. G.R. BERRY, Pawnee, Oklahoma
Subject: Clothing
In compliance with memorandum number 66, Headquarters, Camp Pike, Arkansas, dated March 25, 1919, you are advised that clothing which was in your possession at the time of discharge does not need to be returned to the United States Government.

Eighth Grade Examination
The examination for common school diplomas will be held April 17th, 18th. The fee for the examination will be fifty cents for all eighth grade pupils and twenty cents for seventh grade pupils. Leo B. SMITH, County Superintendent.

Grandpa BATES Passes Away
Mr. William BATES, father of C.S. BATES, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock, after a short illness. Full obituary will be published in our next issue. Funeral services will be held at the home of his son, C.S. BATES, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. Walter TURNER, pastor of the Christian Church, preaching the sermon.

Moonshine Outfit Destroyed By Officers
Last Saturday, while in Cleveland, County Attorney ROWE conducted a raid on a supposed bootlegging establishment. In company with City Marshall FENTON, they found a weak spot in the floor and on removing the carpet, found an opening under the floor where a miniature still was concealed. It was estimated to have a capacity of five or six gallons per day. the officers destroyed the outfit and warrants are out for the arrest of the proprietor. The house was in an oil lease, just out of town.

Gang Broken Up
With the arrest Monday by officers at Hallett of two boys by the name of WAGNON and TERRELL, what is believed to be a gang of juvenile marauders has been broken up. Last week four boys were taken in custody after giving the officers an exciting foot race. Three were ARCHER boys and other other a CASE. The boys were located in an old hotel building at Hallett, where they made their headquarters, hiding in the daytime and foraging at night. Their rendezvous was found following the robbing of a pool hall at Jennings. Goods in their possession were identified by the pool hall proprietor.
The WAGNON and TERRELL boys were taken Tuesday on the charge of automobile theft. The car had been abandoned near Hallett, but an extra rod and casing in their possession at the hotel was plain evidence of guilt, and on close questioning by L.N. HIMREY and City Marshall FENTON of Cleveland, they confessed and were taken to Cleveland, where they were turned over to Creek County officials, as the automobile was stolen in that county.

Marriages Past Week
Mr. Lon RICHARDSON and Miss Carrie BERRY, both of Skedee, were married in Pawnee, Friday, March 28, at the court house, County Judge Chas. VERNE officiating. They were accompanied by M.A. BERRY and Miss Beulah JENNINGS, both of Skedee.

Mr. Will M. LANG and Miss Maggie ROGERS, both of Pawnee, were married Friday, March 28, by Rev. I.F. HARMON.

Mr. Fred BROWN and Miss Sibbie May LOVE, both of Drumright, came to Pawnee March 28th and secured a marriage license and went to Maramec, where they were united in the holy bonds by Rev. Ella THARP of the U.B. Church of that town.

Edgar W. MOORE and Nancy K. LEE of Pawnee were married Wednesday, April 2nd, Judge HARRISON officiating.

Move To Okmulgee
Mr. J.W. MOSLEY and family left for Okmulgee last Friday to make that city their home. Mr. MOSLEY has been a resident of Pawnee County for a number of years, coming here in his early manhood and teaching in the past part, later serving two terms as county treasurer. After completing his duties as a public official, he became cashier of the Security State Bank, remaining with that institution until early in the fall, when he retired to engage in business for himself. Pawnee will miss him for his real worth as a citizen, and commends him to Okmulgee, as a man worth while.

Local News:

The Music Club will meet Saturday afternoon, April 12th, with Mrs. L.V. ORTON as hostess. The music of the evening will be sacred.

Mrs. Ben MUSGROVE of Muskogee and granddaughter, Mrs. Hannah HINKLE of Ralston, were in Pawnee the first of the week visiting old friends. Grandma MUSGROVE has so many friends here, but she will not get to stay this time as she is going to Woodard County to visit for a while.

Rev. and Mrs. J.W. TURNER, Misses Clara CHILDERS, Maud STICH, Mr. and Mrs. PORTER, Harry WEBBER and Mr. BAKER of the Christian Church, Rev. MILLARD, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BRUINGTON, Mrs. GASSERT and Miss Helen STERLING of the Presbyterian Church, and Mrs. Ed KELLY and Mr. T.O. LONGMIRE of the M.E. Church all attended the Stated Sunday School convention at Oklahoma City last week, and report it a good one.

Chester GOULD went to Stillwater Saturday on business. He is doing the drawing for the College Annual. It is very important work, taking an artist with a great deal of skill. He did part of the work last year, and his work was so satisfactory that he has been employed to do it all this year.

Mr. and Mrs. S.J. STRATTON were in Pawnee from Terlton, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. MALLORY last Saturday. Prof. STRATTON has just returned from the service of Uncle Sam.

Rev. STEVICK (Methodist Episcopal Church) is recovering from a severe attack of throat trouble. He will be in the pulpit again next Sunday.

Prairie Mound:

Willie PATTEN and family visited at their parents Sunday.

Miss Lola PEERY and mother went to Arkansas City Saturday, celebrating Miss Lola's twelfth birthday. They returned Sunday.

Johnnie, Russell, Ada and Ruby RATCLIFF visited at W. FOUCH's home Sunday.

Miss Ruby NAILS is boarding at Jim BILLETT's in Skedee and going to school.

Mrs. Curly WELLS had a very severe attack of heart trouble Friday.

R. PATTEN is preparing the ground to plant corn.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred IRELAND and family visited their parents Saturday night.

Blue Valley:

Mr. Jim WELKER and family of Morrison, visited his brother, J.L. WELKER, Sunday.

Miss Edna BALDWIN visited Sunday with Mrs. Fred BYERS.

Mrs. Henry SCHONE called on Mrs. BALDWIN Friday.

Mr. J.F. BALDWIN and J.L. WELKER are hauling wheat.

Mrs. Lester GENTRY and daughter, Ina, visited the school last Friday.

Little Herman HOOPER, who has had a bad attack of the eczema is getting better.

Mrs. J. L. WELKER and children visited her mother, Mrs. BALDWIN, Monday.

Blackburn:

Mrs. P.E. VOYLES of Pawhuska was a Blackburn visitor last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Emerson SCHISLER of Augusta, Kansas, have come to spend the summer with his parents.

Mrs. BUNCH of Fairfax, attended the funeral of Mrs. A.J. RUSH Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MOORE and children went to Pawnee Sunday to visit her mother.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy PERSHALL of Skedee visited Sunday with his parents. Mr. and Mrs. S.A. PERSHALL.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. LOPER and children came up from Cleveland Sunday to visit their parents.

Mrs. H.E. CARTER and daughter are on the sick list with the mumps this week.

Miss Della GILLETTE of Skedee spent the weekend with her sister, Miss Myrtle.

John and Joe PERRY and Frank WALLS of Skedee, attended the pie supper in Blackburn Saturday evening.

Quite a number of the young people attended the party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Milas FULLER, Friday evening. All report a most enjoyable time.

Mrs. A.J. RUSH, who has been quite sick for some time, passed away at her home south of town, Wednesday evening. Funeral services were conducted at the home Friday at 2 p.m., by Rev. CAVES. Mrs. RUSH was widely known in this community, having lived here a number of years, and highly esteemed by all who knew her. She leaves a husband and other dear relatives, besides a host of friends to mourn her departure.

Mr. and Mrs. John MOHNEY moved up from Casey Thursday to their home in the west part of town.

Mr. and Mrs. OGAN are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby girl, who put in her appearance at their home Tuesday evening.

Mrs. E.L. WALLS and son, Earl, of Skedee, spent Friday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON. They were accompanied home by Ruby WALLS, who has been attending school in Blackburn.

Quite a number of people attended the pie supper at the Christian Church Saturday night. The proceeds of the evening amounted to $36. Miss Edith LEWIS received a box of candy for being the most popular young lady present.

Miss Alta SCHAFFER of Skedee, spent the weekend with her cousin, Mr. Ira SCHAFFER and family.

Mrs. Clarence VANDRUFF and little daughter, Cleo, came down from Fairfax Wednesday, for a two weeks' visit with their aunt, Mrs. Carl ADKINS.

Mr. and Mrs. Rube ROBINSON came up from Terlton Thursday to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. ROBINSON.

Mrs. Fred TURNER returned to her home in Kendrick, Wednesday, after spending the past few weeks visiting her sister, Mrs. J.C. MARLOW.

Pauline, the little eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. TROWER, who passed away Tuesday, March 25, at the hospital in Tulsa, after an operation for appendicitis, was brought home Wednesday and funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church at 2 p.m., Thursday by Rev. CAVES. Little Pauline was one of this community's sweetest and brightest children and all who knew her loved her. She leaves a father, mother, one brother, two sisters and other relatives, besides a host of friends which will miss her bright face and cheery smile at all times. The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. (Note from Editor: A Long Poem was published, but no copied here).

Sagerville:

Mrs. Harvey FOREMAN had the misfortune to lose a good cow last week.

Mr. Hubert IRELAND was hurt pretty badly last Sunday while riding a wild bronco. It pitched and threw him on a pile of posts, which skinned him up very badly.

Mr. Orville JONES lost a yearling last week.

Mr. SMALLWOOD has a family living on his farm. We have not learned their name.

Mrs. Bill ROBINSON and son, Clarence, went to Pershing, Oklahoma, where she purchased two lots and is intending to run a boarding house. They will leave in two weeks.

Mr. Creed HEADINGTON is here visiting his sister, Mr. W.P. CULVER.

Sagerville School house closed last Friday. The teacher took the children to the creek, where they roasted eggs, and Raymond WITTICH fell in and was excused for the day. We are real sorry we did not have another month of school, as the children lost so much while the flu was so bad.

The school closed at Lone Chimney last Saturday. Miss Rachel SCHONE was their teacher.

Mr. W.P. CULVER spent a day on his farm, near Yale, last week.

Listen to the wedding bells. Last Thursday was a beautiful day, and not a cloud was in sight, but here comes Mr. George BUTCHER and takes Miss Vada WHITAKER, and they drove to Stillwater and were quietly married. Miss Vada is a young lady of this community who is well liked by all and Mr. BUTCHER is a nice young man of good respect. He has chosen a good help-mate, and we all join in wishing them a long and happy life. they will make their home at Yale, Oklahoma.

Skedee Valley Items:

Mrs. A.A. HILL and son and daughter, Kearney and Ethel, and Mr. and Mrs. George MAHONEY returned home from Pawhuska, Tuesday, after spending a few days visiting with Miss Nellie HILL, who is employed at the Indian School.

Mrs. Ben ROWDEN, who has been suffering with the toothache, is very much improved at this writing.

Mr. and Mrs. E.N. SMITH spent Sunday evening at the HILL home.

Miss Edna KIMBERLIN is going to school in Pawnee, since the Skedee Valley School is closed.

Miss Margery HILL called on Miss Lillian ROWDEN Monday evening.

Miss Bessie STAPLETON closed a very successful term of school at Skedee Valley.

Miss Lillian ROWDEN, who has spent the past three weeks visiting relatives at Skedee and Blackburn, returned to her home Tuesday.

Mt. Vernon:

The League of Bethel Church held a social on Friday night at the home of Mrs. J.J. STARR. About fifty were present. Music and games were enjoyed, after which refreshments of cake and fruit were served.

A large crowd attended the dance given by A.A. BOYD on Saturday night.

Mrs. George BUTCHER and Miss Vada WHITTAKER were married at Stillwater on Thursday, March 27th. Both young people are well known here, the bride being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie WHITTAKER. They are living in Yale, where Mr. BUTCHER is employed in the oil fields. Their many friends extend congratulations.

The West Point Red Cross Auxiliary met Thursday with its secretary, Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON at West Point. The afternoon was spent in sewing for the hostess. Mrs. C.S. BLACK was admitted to the membership. the next meeting will be with Mr. Roy NOAH at the home of Mrs. John Dean.

A large crowd assembled in the vicinity of West Point on Saturday to witness a Jack rabbit chase. Grey hounds belonging to Mr. CARTER of Yale, and to Chas. BURKDOLL and the GOFORTH brothers, about ten dogs in all, participated in the chase.

Mr. and Mrs. PEDDY have been visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LAKEY.

A little two year old child of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. HARE died of pneumonia last week. The remains were taken near Wichita, Kansas for interment.

A little child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe CONWAY has been quite sick with influenza.

Mr. Jake GRINDSTAFF stepped off a porch in the dark one night last week, and sustained injuries which have confined him to the house every since.

Charles, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Link DEWITT has been quite sick the past week.

Mrs. Will WALTON was brought to her home last Sunday from the hospital in Stillwater, where she had been for four weeks. She is slowly improving, after having had two operations.

Edward GOOLD returned to his home for the summer, having attended the A&M college for the past few months.

Dr. CASH was called Sunday night to see Mrs. Link DEWITT, who is quite sick.

Lone Jack:

The S.S.C. of Lone Jack met with Mrs. KIMZIE Thursday at the usual hours, all ladies taking work of some kind. After spending a few hours socializing about by-gone days, all were invited to the dining room where a dainty two-course luncheon was served by Mrs. KIMZIE. The table was beautifully decorated with white linen and hand painted china, all done by Mrs. KIMZIE herself. All departed hoping to meet with her again soon. Those present were Mesdames WILKERSON, MYERS, FORBIS, ALLEN, LADY, BYERS, GENTRY, Lester GENTRY, RAU and Misses LIZAR, MYERS and HAGA.

Mr. and Mrs. HAGA and Audra and Mr. and Mrs. J.H. GARNER and family spent Sunday with Mr. HAGA's son, Mr. Clyde HAGA and wife.

Mrs. E.E. ROGERS visited Monday with her son, Mr. Henry ROGERS and wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley TEFERTILLER and family of Wellington, Kansas, visited a few days last week with their aunt and family.

James WILKERSON, Elmer POTTS, Jas. GARNER, Fred BYERS, Charley MYERS and Arley HAGA attended the big car race at Pawnee March 27.

Mr. J.C. BENNETT has purchased a new telephone and we welcome such good people on our phone line, which is "R."

Hugh MARRS of Fairview, Missouri, who has been visiting his sister, Mrs. REINECKE, left for home last Friday after five weeks of stay.

Mrs. W.R. HAGA is visiting her son, Grover HAGA, of Pawnee this week.

The dance at Mrs. ALLEN's last Saturday night, given in honor of their son and daughter, Raymond and Arvis of Yale, was a success.

Mr. KELLY and son, Chester, are hauling posts from near the Arkansas River.

Maramec - Route One:

Mrs. HESSLER and sons had the misfortune to have their meat stolen last week.

Misses Pet and Ollie WALKER and Tim WALKER, Ernest LAWSON and Carl DEAN attended the play at the U.B. Church in Maramec Friday night.

The remains of Miss Lizzie BROWN was sent back to her home near Johnstown, Nebraska, Friday to be buried there. Her niece, Miss Margaret ROBERTS, came to take the body back.

Mrs. CHARLTON and two children, Hazel and Leonard, visited her parents at Oilton, last weekend.

Leroy MARTIN is still very sick with pneumonia.

Mr. GRIMES and Mr. SHAW have been planting their corn.

Hattie and Eva PATTISON are visiting with their sister, Mrs. Myrtle BATES.

Mrs. Dottie PERRY of Yale visited her brother, Frank CONLEY and family Sunday.

Mr. GRIMES and daughter, Maude, were in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. CHARLTON bought a nice team of horses of Mr. SIKES, in Maramec, last week.

Mr. WALKER and daughter, Miss Pet, were Maramec shoppers Monday afternoon.

Mr. Claud SHAW and little Goldie and Grandma SHAW were in Pawnee Saturday.

Carmen JOHNSON, who has been visiting her grandparents, returned to her home in Pawnee Sunday.

Mamie JUDD is sick at this writing.

Floyd BELL, who has been overseas, returned home Saturday. Mr. Claud SHAW presented him a nice new suit of clothes while in Pawnee Saturday. Floyd has been over the top and been wounded twice, but is looking well now.

Notice To Creditors:
In the Matter of the Estate of Alice A. KELLY, deceased...Wallace W. KELLY, Administrator - T.S. HURST, Attorney.

Notice of Settlement of Guardian's Account:
In the Matter of the Guardianship of Ernest RABA, Rudolph RABA, Clarence RABA and Lottie RABA, Minors...Mary RABA Guardian...Chas. VERNE, County Judge, McCollum & McCollum, Attorneys for Guardian.

Sheriff's Sale:
...R.S. NEFF obtained judgement in the District Court against James WENTWORTH for the principal sum of $50.00 debt...T.D. MCINTYRE Sheriff.

Notice to Creditors:
In the Matter of the Estate of Thomas E. PERRY, L.G. EMBRY, Administrator, Edwin R. McNeill, Attorney for said estate.

Notice By Publication:
In the matter of the application of William Eli PERRY, for the Rights of Majority...by his next friend, L.G. EMBRY.

Notice of Sale of Real Estate
...in the case of C.W. SWEARINGEN vs. Ella May HARTICO, No. 4314...T.D. MCINTYRE, Sheriff.

Professional Cards:
Dr. J.L. COLES - Physician - Catarrhal Deafness Specialty - Phone 37 - Office in Reid Bldg.
Dr. A.H. BAGBY - Dentist - Pawnee, Oklahoma
L.V. ORTON - Lawyer - Prompt attention to all business.
Frank C. SHOEMAKER - Lawyer - General practice in State and Federal Courts.
Geo. E. MERRITT - Lawyer - Probate work given special attention. Four years experience as Probate Judge.
Dr. A. Catherine COLES - Osteopath - Office in Geo. REID Bldge. Phone 37
E. KYGER - Painting and Paper Hanging - Inside Decorating a Specialty. All work guaranteed.
L.N. KIMREY - Lawyer - Practice in all State Courts.
Stanley C. EDMISTER - Lawyer - Practice limited to Civil and Probate Matters - Tulsa, Oklahoma

Soldier Letters:

Ervy, France
February 23, 1919
Dear sister:
I will try and answer your very interesting and welcome letter which I received yesterday. Was glad to hear from you and to hear that all of you were over the flu. I hope they get the flu stopped before we get back - I didn't mind fighting the Germans, but I don't want to get tangled up with the flu. In some of your letters you seemed worried. Didn't I tell you I joined the bunch that was coming back. I don't see any reason why you should doubt my word. But I'll have to admit there were times when my chances of staying over here were pretty good. But I held on to my rabbit foot and came out all right.
Well, we are still living in the same old barn, eating the same old army stew, working seven days out of every week, and it still rains twenty-five hours every day. You probably read in the papers that we boys are satisfied to stay over here. But take it from one who has a chance to know the feelings of the boys of the A.E.F., we are anxious to go home. Just a little description of how we are living: There are ninety-six of us sleeping in a barn loft. We have a couple of stoves in this barn loft, but we can't all get around the stove at once. We have to take shifts at it. At ten o'clock we blow out our candles and go to bed and fight cooties the rest of the night. From the odor that arises from the cow barn below us, one would think a cooty wouldn't venture out, but they do never-the-less. While we were on the front I never heard a kick from a single man. We were up there sixty-two days without a rest, but the boys didn't kick, in fact we were glad to have a chance to do our bit, "small though it was."
I hate to be grumbling this way, but I had to let you in on a little of the truth, so you could judge for yourself whether we are satisfied to stay over here or not. I want you to be sure and send me a copy of Senator Owen's speech to Congress, on the condition of things over here. And when you read his speech just remember that he only said a few of the many things that we have to put up with. But it will all be good experience and something to remember when we do get in the good old U.S.A.
Tell Sam not to get in a hurry for me to get back, for the changes of spending the fourth of July in France are pretty good.
With love, your brother
Hamilton G. STEWART
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Fort McPheason, Georgia
March 24, 1919
Editor - Courier-Dispatch
You will find that this leaves me in different parts of Dixie. I am most certainly in Dixie. This is a very beautiful place, only three miles from Atlanta, Georgia. The grass is green, trees all leaved out, fruit trees all in bloom, kiddies all barefooted, and take everything in general, it looks like country around Pawnee on May 10th. This climate is far in advance of the season.
Well, this leaves me in charge of a hospital ward. I have sixty oversea patients whom are shot and cut all to pieces. I have several boys from the Rainbow Division, and I am sure most everyone knows how those boys landed in New York six weeks ago. Well I am here to tell you that reading about the affair is nothing compared to seeing how many of these poor young men are. Some have no legs, some no arms, others without both arms and legs. Some have their skulls fractured, etc. I have one boy hat has one arm left above the elbow, and the rest of his limbs were left "over there." I have several patients that have gashes cut to the bone 15 to 18 inches long, by bayonet, on each leg, and they are under ether while being dressed. And worst of all is to see them when their wives, and sweethearts and mothers come out see them, that have not seen them since parting, from eighteen months to two years ago.
Of course most of the boys here are southern boys. There are quite a few from Oklahoma. They tell very interesting stories of the battlefields of France. Tell how Germans fried men for grease, etc. They say it was no joke, as they had captured dug-outs and found large pots with men in them, and the Germans were cooking their own men after they were stopped from advance and were falling back. There was a sergeant told me that he was in the bunch that first broke the Hindenburg line. He said that blood ran in streams. He also said that if the U.S./ had not gotten over there that there would have been no France or England today. He said France treated them much better than England did. They were invited into private homes, etc. He further told me that Germans would get up and out of the trench, boil coffee, etc. and the French do the same and no one would shoot. He said that as soon as the dough-boys got there they noticed Germans coming out to kindle a fire and they picked them all off. The German people were afraid of one company of Americans than they were a whole battalion of French. The U.S. was the back-bone in every respect.
Well, I'll have to ring off. If I would keep writing, the paper could not hold over one-third of my letter. But I could actually write three hours. And I suppose most of the boys are home and all of my news is stale. Will close for this time.
Sgt. Earl CATHER
Ft. McPheason, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.A.
General Hospital No. 6


April 10, 1919

William Newton BATES
Born in Murry County, Georgia on November 25, 1841. He was married to Evaline PARKER in January, 1860. To this union six children wee born of whom only two remain, Mrs. Lytle PARKS of Augusta, Georgia, and C.S. BATES of Pawnee, Oklahoma. After his wife died, he came to Oklahoma, about eight years ago. He was married to Mrs. Lanta PATTERSON in 1915.
He died in Pawnee, Oklahoma, April 3, 1919, at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 5 days. Mr. BATES served four years in the war between the states. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and also an Oddfellow. He united with the church in early live and had always lived a consistent Christian. Though Mr. BATES had lived in Pawnee only a few years, he was widely known. His straight-forward methods and intensely active life won for him as many warm friends as there were people who knew him.
The funeral services, which were conducted by Rev. J. Walter TURNER, of the Christian Church, were held at the home of his son, C.S. BATES, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30. A large number of friends were present to take a last look at their friend. Interment took place in Highland Cemetery. His many friends express their heart felt sympathy with the family in their loss.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere appreciation of the kindness and sympathy of our friends in our recent bereavement. Mrs. W.N. BATES and C.S. BATES and family.

Died - BURNS
Hattie BURNS, after an attack of the sleeping disease of four days, departed this life March 25. She was very active in the work of uplift among the people, and sacrificed herself in many ways to lead them into the better way - the Jesus way; she will be missed by her many friends. The funeral services were held at the Indian Mission Chapel, March 27, and interment took place at the South burial grounds.

Card of Thanks
I wish to thank my many friends for their kindness to me and my wife during her illness and death. Bennie BURNS

John Foster HOOPER
Born at Warsaw, Missouri, March 19, 1854, and died at Pawnee, Oklahoma, April 5, 1919, at the age of 65 years and 16 days. He was married April 10, 1876 to Miss Lucy KAYS of Warsaw. To this union was born eleven children, the two eldest, Ethel and William, dying in infancy. The other children are Arthur, Leslie, George, James, John, Lorn, Mrs. Harry WHITLOW, Mrs. Ralph WHITLOW and Mrs. Elmer GRIFFIN. James is in France, and was unable to be at the bedside of his father. John had just recently received his discharge from the service.
Mr. HOOPER had been ailing for some time, but did not think it anything serious, until the last few weeks when he went to a hospital at Springfield, Illinois, where his disease was pronounced cancer of the stomach. He came home and was here just a week before his death. He was a good man, highly respected by his neighbors and friends.
He became a member of the Methodist Church in young young days at Warsaw, and the pastor, Rev. STEVICK, of the M.E. Church of Pawnee, spoke words of comfort to the sorrowing relatives at the home last Sunday, April 6. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Highland Cemetery. The family has lived at Pawnee for several years, and the sympathy of all go out to them in this sad bereavement.

Stricken With Paralysis
M.H. BRETZ was stricken with paralysis this morning, affecting his right side. We hope that this is only a slight stroke and that he may recover from it in a few days.

Pays Tribute
A tribute was paid to a returning soldier this Thursday, by the citizens of Pawnee, worth of any community in showing respect to her brave sons who fought and suffered on the battle front.
Saul KRAUSS returned home with his discharge and all Pawnee welcomed him at the station. Saul has paid the price, all but giving his life for the cause of liberty. He comes home blind, almost, from a wound in the eyes from a German machine gun.
We have a duty to perform to our returned heroes, not only in consoling them in the loss of bodily members and battle scars, but we need to give them a word of cheer, showing them we appreciated their efforts and that we were behind them while they were passing through dark hours on the battle front. Others have been perhaps as badly wounded as Saul, but their wounds have healed and they are nearly as good as new. Saul will only have the memory of faces and forms dear to him and will proceed to adjust his life to the things from which he can receive enlightenment and instruction.
To fight for freedom is one of the great privileges we have occasionally, but to so near give up life and always carry the mark of the brutal Hun is a burden hard to bear. The great consolation coming is that through pain and suffering, a new light is born to millions of people living in bondage, and as no great happening comes, to people seemingly without light as how to live and enjoy God's freedom, the innocent must suffer in the enlightening process.

Burglar Instantly Killed At Casey
Last Tuesday morning, at about three o'clock, W.O. BATTS, the Frisco agent at Casey, a station nine miles east of Pawnee, shot and instantly killed a burglar, who had just effected an entrance into the depot. Casey is but a small place, but there is some oil industry there and this, together with the fact that it is in a good agricultural vicinity, causes considerable business at that place. As there is no bank there, the money received by the railroad company is always kept in the safe in the depot, and at times is a large amount. The depot is isolated from the rest of the town, and in charge of Mr. BATTS, who sleeps in a part of building. It happened that at the time, a considerable sum was in the safe, and as Mr. BATTS had heard of the escape of the prisoners here, and the Hallett depot had been robbed a day or two previous, he was on his guard.
He was aroused by an attempt to enter the negro waiting room, but it was soon abandoned and the robbers, of whom there were two, tried the white waiting room with better success. A window was opened and one of the robbers effected an entrance and tried to get through the ticket window into the inner office, where the safe is situated. Failing in this, he went out and by breaking a fastening to an outside window, succeeded in coming in, climbing up over the lower sash. He had succeeded in getting inside and was preparing to step down from the table when Mr. BATTS fired, killing him instantly. Mr. BATTS immediately went for assistance, calling up the sheriff and the section men and neighbors.
Mr. MCINTYRE went at once to the scene and found the body of the robber lying in the office, partly under the table. An undertaker was at once summoned, and the body brought to Pawnee, whet it now is. It proved to be that of a young man of perhaps not more than 20 years old, but his identity is still a mystery. There was nothing on the body by which the identity might be determined. The clothes and general condition indicated that he was a vagrant, and the body was identified as that of a young man seen at Hallett and who disappeared at the time the depot there was robbed. In all probability, he was one of a gang that has infested this part of the country for some time, operating on depots in small towns.
An inquest yesterday resulted in a verdict that the deceased came to his death at the hands of Mr. BATTS, but exonerating him of all blame in the matter, the jury finding that he was only doing his duty and using reasonable prudence in shooting the burglar. It is safe to say that the affair will have a tendency to diminish the number of depot robberies for some time to come.

Birthday Party - STONEBURNER
Miss Ruth STONEBURNER entertained a number of her friends at her home last Friday evening, the occasion being her fourteenth birthday. Several beautiful presents were received, and the evening was spent most enjoyably with all kinds of games, after which sherbet and wafers were served and appreciated by all. Miss Vera ROE, Mrs. Clyde STEWART, Mrs. Martha PRATHER and Mrs. R.P. BANKS assisted Mrs. STONEBURNER in entertaining the young folks.
Those fortunate enough to attend were Misses RUTH PERRY, Erma, Oliver and Alberta BARNES, Marie PERRY, Helen STICH, LaVerne ROE, Jessie PLUMLEE, Gladys SNIDER, Nellie PRATHER, Olive SWALLEY, Ruby KOLB and Messrs. Joe SHIGLEY, Orville CRUSE, Morris ADAMS, Dallas DAVIS, Brice BRADY, Marshall BAGBY, Paul GILMORE, John BADGER, Franklin GOFF, Gerald PIPER, Willard SMITH, Russell HALL, Leslie YARBROUGH and Richard and Albert ROE.

A Bad Accident
Mrs. Stanley SMITH was called to Quay last fThursday on account of her father, Mr. GUINN, being very badly injured by an accident at one of the oil wells where he was at work. Part of the machinery broke and struck him, breaking his shoulder and badly cutting his face and injuring him internally. He was taken to the hospital and is getting as well as could be expected. Mr. GUINN was a former resident of Pawnee, and the people here hope he may recover soon.

Solomon KRAUSS Comes Home
Solomon KRAUSS returned home today, after being in France and being wounded. His mother has been with him for some time at the hospital at Baltimore, Maryland, and returned with him. A very large crowd met them at the depot. Sol is looking well and we are glad to have him home, and hope in some way we may make up to him for the loss of his sight.

Daylight Jail Delivery
Monday afternoon, three prisoners in the county jail, after due preparation and an opportune time for the event, marched out of the jail building and have not been heard from since. While enjoying the freedom of the corridor, they dug a hole in the stone wall between the entrance cage and south wall of the jail. The wall at this place is about eighteen inches thick, and a piece of iron broken from a bunk, served a tool for making the hole. So quietly did they work and make their escape that their passing out did not attract attention. Mr. BURCH, the jailor, was working at the rear of the building and did not see them leave.
One man was supposed to be an I.W.W., one was supposed to be a leader of a gang of car thieves, and the other man was in on a grand larceny charge. A diligent search by officers failed to find any trace of the men.

KIMREY To Direct Drive
L.N. KIMBREY was selected today to direct the next Liberty Loan drive, which will soon begin. The amount to be raised is approximately the same as the previous loan and Pawnee county's quota is expected to be assessed on the same basis as the 4th loan was.
The selection of Mr. KIMREY is one that meets with the approval of all, as his work for patriotic caused during the war time has been such as to win for him the confidence and approbation of the public. We can rest assured with his direction and the hearty cooperation of those he will choose to help him in this cause, our part will be promptly subscribed.

Enlarging Office Room
MENTZER Brothers are rearranging the interior of the Ford Garage this week by tearing out a partition and taking in additional space for their office room. Not being satisfied with the best garage in the northern part of Oklahoma, they are enlarging their office, in keeping with the growth of business, and in anticipation of the future needs of their business.

Postmasters Receive Grades
The four men who took the examination for postmaster of Pawnee some time ago received their grades this week, and P.R. CALVERT will continue to be our postmaster, as he received the highest grades.

Building Addition To Store
Excavation began Monday on the extension to be build to the PETER drug store building. Mr. PETER plans to add a music room and other improvements in keeping with the progress of the business and the growth of the town.

New Law Firm
David C. LEE, of Carthage, Tennessee, arrived in Pawnee this week and will be a partner of F.C. SHOEMAKER, making the firm name Shoemaker & Lee. He is a young man, and comes highly recommended. He was in the service of the government for six months, and is just starting into business again, after receiving his discharge from the army. His family will come just as soon as a house has been found. We welcome them to our city.

New Home
Kellous ELMORE and wife have just moved into their new home, two blocks west of the Hillcrest Hotel. The house is a fine six room bungalow in the latest style, all modern. It is one of the nicest homes to be built lately in Pawnee.

Public Sale
As I have sold my farm, I will sell at public auction at my place twelve miles southeast of Ralston, 8 miles northeast of Blackburn, 12 miles northeast of Hominy, on Bug Creek, Monday, April 14, 1919, commencing at ten a.m., the following property...Lunch on the grounds. M.N. SHEA, Owner; Col. E. WALTERS, Auctioneer; Carl MULLENDORE, Clerk.

Preparing To Build
Barney WELL, who purchased the LANE property in the south part of town, is having the old building torn away preparatory to building a fine new residence. It is one of the nicest building sites in the city.

New Pastor At Masham
Rev. I.F. HARMON has accepted the pastorate of the Masham Church, preaching his first sermon last Sunday to a large congregation. A live Sunday school was also organized and much interest in church work is manifest.

Of Local Interest:

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd THOMPSON and little daughter, Shirley, came over from Miami, the last of week for a visit with the BRUINGTON's. Mr. THOMPSON left for Tulsa the first of the week, Mrs. THOMPSON and Shirley following later. The THOMPSON's are leaving Miami and will make Tulsa their home for the present.

Will WATSON, who has been taking treatment at a hospital in Arkansas City, has returned home.

Mrs. G.E. MERRIT and Mrs. Jas. H. HALE are attending the Grand Chapter of the Eastern Star, as representatives from Pawnee, at Guthrie this week.

Wm ARMSTONG was a Pawnee visitor from Valley Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. YALEY came in from Maramec on business Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. M.W. HOSKINS and Mrs. Caroline HORNER drove in from Quay Tuesday to do some shopping.

Mrs. Lula B. HOOVER of Hallett, was the guest of her sister, Miss May HUSSEY, Friday evening and Saturday.

Marshall FENTON of Cleveland, was in Pawnee Wednesday on official business.

H.A. WALENCIAK and son, Joe, of Casey, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. Dan BAKER went to Glencoe last Saturday evening to visit her sister, Mrs. Hazel WAGGONER.

Mrs. Ollie HILLIARD of Moreland, Oklahoma, came in today to be the guest of her old friend, Mrs. Isom READDY.

The Ladies' Aid of the U.B. Church would like for you to attend their Easter Sale at the home of Mrs. L.D. GRIFFIN, Saturday, April 19.

Ida YOUNG has returned from her trip to Pawhuska, where she had been visiting relatives for two weeks. She had a fine trip and enjoyed herself.

Rev. and Mrs. STEVICK had as guests over Sunday, Prof. Paul STEVICK, of Guthrie and Dr. and Mrs. Warren STEVICK and little daughter of Nowata.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank MURDEN and family were over from Skedee Saturday and spent the day shopping and visiting her mother, Mrs. E.N. SMITH.

Frank WALSH says it pays to advertise. With a little classified advertisement he sold over 200 eggs from his pure bred stock, for hatching purposes.

Jas. FRAZIER is having the ground prepared on the hill in the south part of Pawnee, opposite the LISCUM home, where he will erect a beautiful home.

Mr. and Mrs. H.E. BOWERS of Lawton, came in Saturday evening to spend a week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. OLIVER.

Mrs. W.F. SLEAD, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beden DAVIS, the past week, returned to her home at Oklahoma City, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva BESHEARS left Saturday for Eastland, Texas, where they will make their home while he is employed with an oil company there.

Mrs. B.L. KEENAN of Talequah, was here the last of the week visiting her sister, Miss May OVERSTREET. Mrs. KEENAN was on her way to Tulsa to attend the District Federation of Women's Clubs.

Mrs. Wallace MURIE and little son went to Tulsa yesterday to visit her father, Mr. M.M. HOLMES for a few days.

John WILSON, who has been at Camp Travis for several months in the service of the government, returned to Pawnee this week.

Mrs. John RYAN, Mrs. Everett EASLEY and little daughter and Miss Helen CAVE of Maramec spent the day in Pawnee Friday. Mrs. EASLEY and daughter were guests of her sister, Mrs. Wid MILLER.

Mrs. Clyde HATFIELD, who had the flu and pneumonia in the winter, is just getting able to be about from another attack of it. When she is able, she will go to Texas, where she and her husband, Clyde, will make their home. Their friends wish them luck and happiness.

Mrs. Zeb MCALESTER came down from Arkansas City Friday, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW for a short time.

Gene CHILCOTE came in this week from France. His parents were living at Casey when he left and he went out there only to find that they had moved to Fairfax, taking him almost another day to return and go up there.

Mrs. SEEVERS has purchased the BUZAN property adjoining her home and will tear down the old National Livery barn building, thus removing one of the old business landmarks of Pawnee and making room for another home.

N.H. SWALLEY sold the fine creek bottom farm of G.S. VAUGHAN, eight miles southwest of Pawnee to E.E. ROGERS of Quay - price $8,000.

James BELL was down from Blackburn several days the first of the week. He and Mrs. BELL have just returned from a trip to Missouri in their car. They expect shortly to make an overland trip to New Mexico for a visit with his brother, returning in time for him to enter his official duties as county commissioner.

Lieutenant Ed CATLETT is here from Fort Worth. He has his discharge from the service and upon being asked if he intended to stay in Pawnee, Ed answered that that depended solely upon Harve HOLTZ, the Santa Fe section foreman. We guess, however, that Ed is not worrying about not being able to find a job - anyway, we're glad to have him back home again.

News From Over Pawnee County

Lone Jack

The S.S.C. of Lone jack met with Mrs. RAU Thursday, April 3, and the afternoon was spent with work of all kinds and at five o'clock a dainty luncheon was served by Mrs. RAU. All had a fine time. Those present were Mesdames KIMSEY, MYERS, ROGERS, REINECKE, Lester GENTRY, LADY, HAGA, FORBIS, BYERS, Allen WILKERSON; Audra HAGA and Minnie MYERS.

Mr. and Mrs. WALENCIAK and family called on their daughter, Mrs. C.L. MYERS and children Sunday.

Mrs. Ben FORBIS and Mary BELL, Mrs. John FORBIS, Mrs. Fred BYERS and children, Mrs. HAGA and Audra, Minnie MYERS, Mr. and Mrs. REINECKE and son, Mr. and Mrs. Lester GENTRY and daughter, Madge LIZAR, Mrs. HAGA, Mr. GENTRY and Mr. HIET all attended the big dinner at Blue Valley, Friday, given in honor of Mrs. GENTRY, it being the last day of her school. All had a fine time.

Mrs. J.M. BUTTS and daughters, Elizabeth and Thelma, spent the weekend at Yale visiting their friends, Mr. and Mrs. FADDING and family.

Mrs. WILKERSON left last Friday for Texas, to see her daughter, Mrs. GALBREATH, who is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROGERS and daughter spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. DRAKE.

Prairie Mound

Willie PATTEN and family and their mother were Pawnee visitors Saturday. R. PATTEN was a Skedee visitor last Saturday. Joe NAIL called at the PATTEN home Sunday. Mr. BERRY, of Skedee, called on R. PATTEN Thursday evening. He was on his way to Sparks, Oklahoma, where his son and daughter live.

Squire JONES, Allen JONES and wife, Agnes MCGUIRE and Lenora RADCLIFF were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Blackburn

Mrs. Elmer BELL came over from Hominy Sunday, to spend the week visiting friends.

Miss Myrtle GILLETTE spent Sunday with relatives in Skedee.

Mr. and Mrs. L.A. GILLILAND of Hominy, visited relatives in town last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. F.F. PRICHARD and family left Saturday for Texas, where they will make their future home.

Mr. Jim TROWER and son, Raymond, and Mr. Carl WRIGHT went to Hominy last week on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira SCHAFFER and Miss Alta SCHAFFER spent Sunday with relatives in Keystone.

Mrs. PIKE went to Oklahoma City Saturday, for medical treatment.

Mrs. Roy PERSHALL and wife of Skedee, spent Sunday with his grandmother, Mrs. J.T. PERSHALL.

Carl POOS from Vera, spent the latter part of the week with his friend, Maude MARLOW.

Quite a number of young people attended the party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. O'KIEF Monday night. All report a most enjoyable time.

Miss Alta SCHAFFER came over from Skedee Friday, to spend the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Ira SCHAFFER.

Mr. Jim LOWE and son, James, went to Hominy Saturday on business.

Blue Valley

Mrs. Cumi GENTRY closed a very successful term of school at Blue Valley Friday, with a large program and a nice dinner.

Mr. Jim HUFFMAN and family visited with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry SCHONE, Sunday.

Mr. Elmer POTTS is working for Lester GENTRY this week.

Mr. Martin RIDGEWAY worked for Mr. BERG last week.

Mt. Vernon

Rev. BIRD of Glencoe, filled his regular appointment at Mt. Vernon on Sunday morning.

E.C. STONE and son, Dewey, were in Pawnee on Saturday.

Mrs. Link DEWITT is still confined to the house by illness.

A dance was held at the Joe CONWAY home on Saturday night.

The West Point Red Cross Auxiliary met with Mrs. Roy NOAH at the John DEAN home. Six members were present. The afternoon was spent in sewing for Mrs. NOAH. the next meeting will be with Mrs. Otis GROOMS at the Lewis SINNETT home.

Sagerville

Charlie MOORE is very sick at this writing. Dr. WHITTENBURG of Stillwater, was called to see him one day last week.

The oil well on the MOBLEUS farm brought itself in last Thursday morning. They had 180 quarts of nitro-glycerine in the well and they were waiting for some reason, but it surprised all.

Mrs. Ed ROGERS was called to Kansas last Tuesday to attend the funeral of her uncle, Mr. WIDNER. She returned home Friday.

Mrs. LOVEALL of near Chandler, returned home Sunday, after a two-week visit with her daughter, Mrs. Will ROBERSON.

Mr. ROBERTSON purchased a horse from Mrs. LEIN last week.

Charley MOORE was taken to the hospital at Stillwater Sunday.

The dance at the SCANTLIN home was well attended Monday night.

H.R. WITTICH and son, Ralph, made a business trip to Quay Saturday.

Prosperity

Mr. M.T. MAUDLIN, county farm demonstrator, will speak to the people about the aim and object of the free township fair, on Wednesday night, April 16th. Everybody invited.

We are glad to note the settling of some splendid citizens in our midst. Mr. Chas. MEEKER, Sr., has bought the old MORRIS homestead south of the school house and has moved onto it, and is building a new house.

Rev. HARMON of Pawnee, has bought the REYNOLD's property and expects to move onto it soon. We extend to both families a cordial welcome to our midst.

Mr. MAGGART's sale was very well attended and things brought very good prices. They expect to start on a visit of several months' duration, as soon as the weather gets more settled.

Mr. RAU and son, Percy, who have been working on the pipe line are home farming this week.

Mrs. DILLY returned from Stroud, Friday, where she had accompanied her mother home on Monday, after several weeks visit with her.

Mrs. C.E. BATES and daughter who had been visiting her father and mother near Ingalls and stopped here to visit her son, Earl, and brother, G.C. COOPER and sister, Mrs. Jas. NORTON, and other relatives, with her son Earl and wife called on Mr. MAGGART and Mr. JEFFRIES Friday afternoon and left for her home in Springfield, Missouri, Saturday.

Mrs. Leo SMITH, who has been visiting with relatives in Cleveland for several weeks, returned home last Sunday. She is looking much better than when she left.

Mary JEFFRIES, who is attending school in Pawnee, spent the weekend with home folks.

Ward LEE and wife are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. GREER.

Wm. COOPER, who has been working in Pawhuska, is visiting his father, G.C. COOPER and family.

Lee BENNETT expects to give a big dance soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Eby and Frank ZOLDOSKE and family motored up to Ralston Sunday. They took Miss May ZOLDOSKE up to see the doctor.

Mr. Nathan and Miss Dollie HADLOCK left Sunday for Arkansas City, Kansas. Miss Dollie will become the bride of Mr. James SELLS. The wedding will take place in Arkansas City Sunday evening.

Banner

The dance at Joe SCANTLIN's was very well attended.

Stella May SNEED has been very sick with bronchial pneumonia.

Mr. GRIMES returned home from Granger, Texas, Saturday night and is visiting his daughter, Mrs. R.T. DILLEY.

Charley MOORE, who has been sick for the past month, is no better.

Publication Notice:
Grace MCNALLY, Plaintiff vs. Earl MCNALLY, Defendant....divorce...Jas. H. HALE, Court Clerk
Notice of Settlement of Account and Distribution:
In the Matter of the Estate of J.H. STERLING, deceased - No. 489 - ...Anna STERLING, Administratrix...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.
In the Matter of the Estate of W.E. WHEELER, deceased - No. 668 - ...C.W. WHEELER - Administrator.

Notice of Sale of Oil and Gas Mining Lease:
In the Matter of the Guardianship of the Estates of Chester Sprague JOHNSON, Victor Oscar JOHNSON, Mary Kerstein JOHNSON and Eric Emerson, JOHNSON, minors - No. 778 - B.A. LEHEW, Guardian of said minors.

Sheriff's Sale:
...R.S. NEFF obtained judgement against James WENTWORTH for the principal sum of $50.00 ... Cattle, Horses, Hogs to be sold...T.D. MCINTYRE, Sheriff.

Notice To Creditors:
In the Matter of the Estate of Alice A. KELLY, deceased ... Wallace W. KELLY, Administrator.
In the Matter of the Estate of Jane SCHOLL, deceased ... Edward B. SCHOLL, Administrator.
In the Matter of the Estate of Charles A. COPELAND, deceased ... Mary A. COPELAND, Administratrix.

Notice By Publication:
In the matter of the application of William Eli PERRY, for the Rights of Majority ...

To Whom It May Concern:
W.A. MCELROY, of Jennings, Oklahoma, formerly connected with the Jennings Hardware Company, has severed all of his relations with the said company. The Jennings Hardware Company nor T.B. STICH will not be responsible for any debts incurred by W.A. MCELROY in the name of the Jennings Hardware Company, or in the name of T.B. STICH on or after this date.

Pawnee County Boy Writes From France
Private John R. CANTRELL, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sig CANTRELL, who live at Austin, Missouri, and who is serving with the A.E.F., writes as follows under date of February 7, 1919, to his parents:

Dear father and mother:
I will now answer your last letter, which I was very glad to receive, and I was happy to hear you were both well. This leaves me feeling fine, except that I am a little bit homesick. I am sure tired of this "frog pond." We are having cold weather now. It got too cold to rain, and has been snowing for four days. I am fortunate however, being inside all the time.
I am still in the hospital ward, and we don't know when we will get to start home. I don't see what they mean. There are thousands of men lying around here in the mud, who had just as well be at home, and it looks to me like they could get the soldier boys home faster than they are. If they would get the boys out of this country, then the hospitals could get out, but as long as they have the army here, they will be compelled to have lots of hospitals. There are numerous soldier boys coming in sick. I have a boy in my ward from Coss County, Missouri, who has the mumps. I also have a Mexican and two negroes in my ward. The "Mex" is playing a harp, and the shines are dancing. We have "some time."
I have a seven day pass coming to me now, and I think I will get out and see some more of this country. I don't know where I will go yet. I have seen a great deal of France, having been nearly across it, and is looks like to me a mud hole. Oh, yes, I am going to get a French medal of honor, for taking care of the "Frogs" up on the battle front. I would rather have an honorable discharge. I put on a boxing bout last night with one of our "non-coma" and I showed him a "hot time." He never hurt me but once, when he hit me in the belly. We have a little boxing every night. It is good work.
Well, folks, I will have to close for this time, so answer soon, with all the news, as every, Your son, Private John R. CANTRELL, U.S. Army Hospital Corps in France.

Writes to his brother, living near Pawnee:

Dear brother and all:
I will now write you a few lines to let you know I am O.K. Hope you folks are all well. I guess you are having some cold weather there now. It is not very cold here now, but has been raining for a week. It doesn't get as cold here as it does there, but it rains all the time. Gee, if they had half of this rain in that country, we would never need for water. I never saw so much rain in my life.
Gee, I wish I was back there to go rabbit hunting again. The "Dutch hunting" is all over here. I never saw so much sickness in my life, as there is here now. You know we got along lots better while the war was going on than we do now. It's the longing to go home that hurts now. Anything to get out from under this "Iron Rule." There are too many bosses.
I am getting along fine though. Have a good stand in with all the officers. I have never been "bawled out" yet, but guess they sure do eat some of the "Buck" up. Well, it is getting about time to start farming down there isn't it? I don't guess I will get back in time to farm any this year.
We are running a "hospital" over here. We relieved another bunch and they went home, and they hadn't been over here but just a few days more than we. But they had a "good pull" and that is what it takes in this "Man's World" now. But I hope we get out of here soon. There is some talk of getting out in six weeks, but I don't know if there is anything to it or not.
But, if we do get out in six weeks I think I will be home for good in April. I may get home to celebrate my birthday. Gee, I am getting old, and a long ways from home, and not married yet, ha, ha. Well, there is one thing I will be a pretty good "Doctor." I have learned a great deal about doctoring. I am now taking care of mumps. I think I will get a chance soon to do something else. Well folks, hoping you are all well, and getting all the good stuff you can eat. I will close. I am as ever, Your brother, Pvt. John R. CANTRELL, U.S. Army Hospital Corps in France.


April 17, 1919

Died - Emma GALBREATH
The remains of Mrs. L.R. GALBREATH, who was formerly Miss Emma WILKERSON, arrived here Sunday from Texas, where she had passed away after an operation. The deceased was just a young woman hardly started on life's journey when she was called away. She was well known in Pawnee though her girlhood home was several miles north of the city, having gone to school here and endeared herself to all of her schoolmates and to many friends. She was a sister of Mr. John WILKERSON of Pawnee, and besides him leaves to mourn her loss a husband and little son, her mother and several other relatives. Her father, Mr. H.K. WILKERSON, proceeded her to the other world by about a year. A large concourse of friends met the remains at the depot Sunday afternoon and the body remained at the undertaking parlor until Monday afternoon, when interment took place in the family burying ground at Masham. The funeral was conducted by Rev. TURNER of the Christian Church. The bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all.

THOMPSON
Charles Robt. THOMPSON was born at Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas, August 26, 1883, and died at Pawnee, Oklahoma, April 11, 1919. He had been an invalid for several years, but bore his afflictions bravely. He was married to Miss Lena RHODES and to this union was born one son. His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. THOMPSON, his wife and son, two brothers and two sisters survive him. The funeral was preached at the home Sunday afternoon at two o'clock by Rev. STEVICK of the Methodist Church and interment took place in Highland Cemetery. A large number of friends followed the remains to their last resting place.

Card of Thanks
To the citizens of Pawnee, our friends and neighbors, also our brother Oddfellows, we wish to offer our sincere thanks for their kindness during the illness and death of our son. G.R. THOMPSON and wife.

Mrs. W.L. LYNCH Passes Away
Mrs. W.L. LYNCH passed away early Tuesday morning at the family home north of Pawnee, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Lynch was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clark WALKER and was born in Indiana, March 23, 1870, died April 22, 1919, at the age of 49 years, 29 days.
She was married to Mr. Lynch, January 1, 1891. To this union was born four sons, Elmer, Clyde, Earl and Claud. She leaves mourning her loss besides her devoted husband and children, her aged mother, Mrs. Clark WALKER of Pawnee, four brothers, Roy, Ora, Clyde and Harry; two sisters, Mrs. Walter NIXON and Mrs. Ella CONSTANT, other relatives and a multitude of friends.
Mr. and Mrs. LYNCH have lived in Pawnee county for the past twenty-five years and have resided on their farm five miles north of Pawnee for the last ten years. She united with the Christian Church about eighteen years ago, living consistently in that faith until her death.
The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. Walter TURNER. Interment was made in the Masham Cemetery, beside the grave of the son, Claud, who died when a baby.
The Courier-Dispatch joins the many friends in an expression of sympathy for the bereaved ones.

M.H. BRETZ Dead
Madison H. BRETZ was born in Edgarton, Missouri, and died in Pawnee, Oklahoma, April 20th, on Easter Sunday. He was sixty-three years of age, and was for 23 years one of the leading citizens of Pawnee County. He had held several official positions and did as much for the betterment of the town as any other citizen. Several months ago, his health failed and he went to a sanitarium at Guthrie, where he stayed for some time, when he returned seemingly better. About a week before his death, he was stricken with paralysis, from which he did not recover. He leaves a sister, Mrs. Mollie M. PRATHER, of Kansas City, Kansas; three nephews, Walter, John and Hugh HOLMES and two nieces, Mrs. Connie MURIE of Pawnee and Mrs. Harry HILLYER of Muscotah, Kansas.
The funeral was held at the Methodist Church and the services were conducted by Rev. STEVICK. A large number of friends paid their last respects to their friend by attending his funeral. Interment took place in Highland Cemetery.

Loses Valuable Animal
The head of Dr. WATER's herd of Shorthorns died the first of the week. This was an extra well-bred Scotch bull, and the loss to the doctor's herd is considerable. Upon dissection, it was found a small piece of baling wire evidently swallowed in feed, had worked through its stomach and had punctured the heart.

Garage Sold
Mr. PORTER sold his garage and everything belonging thereto yesterday to the HAGA brothers. They will also continue their dray business, the two younger boys running the dray, while Virgil and Grove will attend to the garage. Mr. PORTER has not yet decided what he will do.

Smallpox At Terlton
It was reported to the county health officer Wednesday that an epidemic of smallpox had broken out at Terlton. Just how serious the cases were was not reported.

Sells Banking Interest
Terry MARLIN has sold his banking interest in Oilton, to those associated with him in the management of institution, and he is now engaged in the direction of farm work on his farm. Mr. MARLIN established the bank about a year ago, and had build up a nice business.

Birthday Party
Last Thursday night, at the girls' dormitory at the Indian Agency, the members of the Presbyterian Church and many other friends met to celebrate the birthday of Grandma BAIRD, who was 89 years of age on Sunday, April 13. About 150 were present and the evening passed too swiftly. A splendid program, both of readings and music was rendered, the largest share of it being given by the children of the church. This was unusually fine, there being much talent among these young people.
The people of the Agency had decorated the dormitory beautifully, and at just the right moment, Rev. MILLARD, the pastor of the church, made a little talk and presented Grandma with a bouquet of flowers from her friends. Then, a splendid lunch was served, which consisted of sandwiches, cake, pickles and coffee. Grandma LILLIE, also of the same church, was present and helped enjoy the evening. May there be many more happy birthdays in store for Grandma BAIRD, is the wish of her many friends.

Honor Roll
The following pupils are the Honor Roll pupils for the third quarter, so far as scholarship is concerned:
Grade Eight:
Maxine HUDSON
Letha MANNING
Audra SHOEMAKER
Pansy SMITH
Helen FLEMING
Jennie LONG
Ruby TENNYSON
Seventh Grade:
Emily HUGHES
Lillian KERN
Ruth MANNING
Evelyn PORTER
Warren COLVIN
Norman GRIMSLEY
Sixth Grade B:
Marjorie MOSS
Mary L. PETER
Fay REED
Dowis PETER
Opal SINCLAIR
May REED
Sixth Grade A:
Velma HAGA
Palmer JAY
Frank GILMORE
Katherine HAMILTON
Glen ROBINSON
Respectfully, L.F. ROBINSON, Superintendent

Local News:

Mr. and Mrs. R.B. STAFFORD and daughter, Vera, and niece, Miss Helen GOULD, spent the weekend visiting friends in Enid.

Mrs. J.C. CURTIS, Mrs. W.E. LAUNER, and Miss Ruby LAUNER, all of Jennings, were shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Misses Lacy ROGERS and Opal WALLS came in from school at Oklahoma City, Wednesday to spend Easter. Miss ROGERS with her mother here, and Miss WALLS with her parents at Skedee.

Baptist Church - Rev. E.N. CALHOON, Pastor

Silver Laced Wyandottes - A vigorous laying strain; 15 eggs for $1.25 - Ora CURTIS, Pawnee, Route 1, Box 36.

Pasture For Rent: For 20 or 30 head of cattle by acre or head. Plenty of water. A.A. HILL, three miles north of Pawnee.

H.C. WEED spent the weekend at Burbank.

M.F. GRUBB and two sons drove up from Maramec Saturday.

Mrs. Horace WHITE of Valley, was a Pawnee visitor Saturday.

Mrs. M.A. KLEGG of Mannford, was in Pawnee shopping Monday.

Atty. W.T. CLEETON was up from Cleveland on business Saturday.

Murry SMITH and family drove over from Skedee Saturday on business.

Mrs. C.E. WALTERS was over from Skedee Monday to do some shopping.

Mrs. M.E. TATE and two daughters of Fairfax, were in this city on business Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs, Ike KATZ made a trip to Oklahoma City yesterday.

Insure in the Prudential Life Insurance Company - Roy BERRY, Agent.

Mrs. Emma STEWART went to Skedee Monday to visit her friends, Mrs. SNYDER.

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. SHROEDER, of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee Monday.

C.S. BATES has been on the sick list this week and unable to attend to his business until today.

Mrs. W.L. LYNCH has been very ill this past week. We hope to report her much better next week.

The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian Church met with Mrs. BRUINGTON, last Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. C.A. BINNING and nephew are spending the week in Oklahoma City.

Mrs. E.W. BROOKS and her daughter, Mrs. Ida WALKER, of Ralston, were shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Noah ARMSTRONG of Valley, has been the guest of friends in Pawnee this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank HUDSON went to Tulsa, Monday, to hear Galli Curci sing that night.

Mr. and Mrs. PORTER and Mr. and Mrs. Robt. RAMBO motored to Ralston Sunday afternoon.

Miss Layla SELPH was among the number who attended the Grand opera at Tulsa Monday night.

Mrs. C.O. ADSIT and children and Miss Clara PARSHALL of Terlton, were in Pawnee shopping Monday.

Miss Helen WAGGONER and Miss VERA HARMER both spent the day at their homes in Glencoe Sunday.

Atty. Thurman HURST has moved his law office from over the Security State Bank to over the First National Bank.

Mrs. Margaret HUDSON is here from St. Joseph, Missouri, to spend some time with her son, Frank HUDSON and family.

Joe HOBSON has been up from Louisiana the past week, looking after some business here, and at Hutchison, Kansas. He came in and had the paper sent to his address.

Mrs. Clara MANNHEIMER and daughter, Miss Sadie, went to Tulsa, Monday to hear Galli Curci. Miss Sadie stayed until Wednesday to visit with friends.

Mrs. James DUFF and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Loyd DUFF and daughter, Alta, also Mrs. S.P. HAMMERS, all of Maramec, motored to Pawnee, Monday to do some shopping.

Harvey MULLINAX of Tulsa, was in Pawnee with his friend, Miss Sue ROBERTS, who having finished her school at Mannford, will leave in a few days for Eldorado, Kansas.

Mrs. Arthur PETER, arrived home from Stillwater, Saturday, after having underwent an operation at the hospital. She was much improved in health.

Miss Esther MALLORY went to Terlton Saturday, to visit her sister, Mrs. S.J. STRATTON.

Mrs. F.L. BONFY of Skedee spent the day in Pawnee Saturday, having dental work done.

Miss Mildren TURNER came up from Stillwater Saturday, to spend the weekend with home folks.

Mrs. Earl FEASTER and Misses Myrtle and Della GILLETTE, all of Skedee, were shopping in Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. M.E. HARBINS of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Jack BRADY came in from Drumright Saturday to spend a few days at home.

Mrs. A.C. NEWELL and children of Morrison, spent the day in Pawnee shopping Saturday.

Miss Edna VAUGHN came up from Keystone Saturday to spend the weekend with her parents.

Ned ROBBINS and mother, and Mrs. L.E. ROBBINS of near Ralston, drove down Saturday and spent the day.

Mrs. J.E. MCDOWELL of Terlton came up Saturday, and spent the day with her sister, Mrs. J.W. SARVER.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert BOWKER and family drove up from Valley Saturday and spent the day shopping and visiting.

Mrs. Martin CREED of Fairfax and Mr. and Mrs. SAWYER, who live north of Pawnee, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. BUTTS one night last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim FRAZIER have moved to the MEADORS property on Granite Street, Mr. MEADORS moving from there to his old home property on the corner of Fifth and Granite Street, vacated by Mr. FRAZIER.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS motored to Blackburn to attend a Sunday school picnic given by the Daisy Sunday school last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK and sons of Casey, and Mrs. J. STROSNIDER and daughter, took Easter dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Joseph WALENCIAK and family, northeast of Pawnee.

Mr. and Mrs. JANES of Tulsa, left for home yesterday after spending some time visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. RAPPIUE.

Mrs. L.G. FLORER of Terlton was in Pawnee last Saturday, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BAKER.

Mrs. E.W. WILLIAMS went to Fairfax Friday to spend the weekend with some friends, Her son, Claire, went to Enid to visit his father for a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard DONNELLY, who lived at the pump station north of Pawnee, moved to Perry Monday.

Miss Stella ODONNELL of Tulsa, who has been the guest of her sister, Mrs. Roy RADLEY, left for her home Sunday.

N.H. SWALLEY was in Creek County Monday, and while there he sold the Dick CLINTWORTH farm to J.H. MCMAHON of Dixie.

Miss Thelma MALLORY and Miss Maud NELSON, to of our best Pawnee girls, who are employed by the government at Washington, D.C., spent the past week in New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. MCFADDEN have received word that their son, Webb, arrived at Boston, Mass., April 5 and was sent to Camp Devens, Mass.

Rev. AYERS was called to Oklahoma City, Friday, by the illness of his youngest daughter. She was taken to the hospital, where she was to undergo an operation Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Guy BRENNEMAN and son, Malcolm, of Oilton, came up last week to visit their parents, Mr. and Mrs. SNYDER and Mr. and Mrs. BRENNEMAN. He returned to his work the first of the week, while she spent the week, returning home Sunday.

L.J. HARMON and wife came in last Saturday from twelve miles north of Pawnee and visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. HARMON. He came in and had the Courier-Dispatch sent to his address. He tells us that they had such a hard hail there Tuesday that they shoveled it up in a wagon. The wind blew his granary off the foundation.

First Presbyterian Church - H.C. MILLARD, Pastor

U.B. Church - W.M. AYERS, Pastor

New County Treasurer
On Sunday, Apri8l 13th, a fine son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A.W. JOHNSON. He was christened Arthur Roy.

Easter Dinner
L.D. KERN and family, Eugene SCHORNIC and family, Bert SMITH and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley SMITH, Rev. S. KERN and son, Walter KERN, all went to Ralston Sunday and spent the day with Mrs. Kern's, Mrs. Schornick's and Mrs. Smith's parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. ROBBINS. They had one of those splendid dinners, which Mrs. ROBBINS and her girls know so well how to prepare.

Surprise Party
A pleasant and successful surprise was given Sunday to Mr. Chas. ALLRED of Skedee, in honor of his 36th birthday. A general dinner consisting of roast beef, roast chicken, mashed potatoes, chicken dressing, cole slaw, cherry and peach pies, chocolate and coconut cakes, fruit salad and coffee was served by Mrs. ALLRED and her mother, Mrs. E.E. GREENE. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred STECKER and family, Mr. and Mrs. Claud MARTIN and family, Mr. and Mrs. John RAPPIEU, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur BRODELL and little daughter, Delores, and Mr. and Mrs. E.E. GREENE of Skedee, and Mr. and Mrs. Van BEAVER and daughter of Blackburn. All enjoyed a pleasant time.

Teacher's Examination
The regular quarterly examination for teacher's certificates will be held at the high school building in Pawnee, April 24th, 25th and 26th, 1919. Examination will commence at eight o'clock. Leo B. SMITH, County Supt.

Easter Party
Mrs. Edith GASSERT, assisted by Miss DARBY, entertained her class of boys and girls of the First Presbyterian Sunday School at her home last Friday evening. The house was beautifully decorated with Easter decorations. The evening was spent with delightful games. At the close, cake and ice cream was served by the teacher and her assistant. The members of the class and the guests they invited were: Rose Nellie GRIMSLEY, Carrie JOHNSON, Frances DONAGHY, Joyce SAUNDERS, Dorothy KERN, Anna WITTICH, Marie MCKIMSEY, Merl C. BRADY, Donald WOODYARD, Wilkes MONTFORD, Glen SMITH, Katie BEARDSLEY, Isabel TUCKER, Oakley JOHSON, Ralph GOFF, Ralph MARX, Lillian KERN, Louise WILKIN, Margaret PEARSON, Marginese SHOEMAKER, Norman GRIMSLEY, Warren HARRISON, Ralph WITTICH and Geo. SOULSBY.

Easter With The Sixth B Class:
The Sixth B Class gave an Easter play on Good Friday afternoon. The play was written by Miss Esther PERRY, of the high school. Participants practiced for five weeks: James LONG, Maudie HOGGATT, Glenda JOBE, Hugh JONAS, Mary Louise PETER, Carmen JOHNSON, Marjorie MOSS, Faye HARRISON, Ruth WINROW, Elsie VENTERS, Dowis PETER, Bessie HENSON and Pauline RIMBY.
Following the program, the class went out to Catlett's Bridge and had an egg hunt. Marjorie MOSS found the greatest number of eggs, eight, and received a prize. An egg rolling down the Frisco embankment caused much amusement. Some fifty eggs were in the race and one rolled by May REED went bouncing across the level country under a wire fence and into an adjoining pasture, winning the race.

Easter Egg Hunt
Miss Gladys BATES entertained 23 of the members of her Sunday school class Saturday at her home. They spent the time hunting Easter eggs and playing games. The prize egg was found by Lois BUZAN.

Red Cross
A course of instruction in the Home Care of the sick will be given soon, under the auspices of the Pawnee County Chapter of the American Red Cross. This instruction will be free to all, and a nurse from headquarters will be here to direct the work. Applicants apply to Mrs. Roy BERRY, chairman of Nursing Committee.

Methodist Episcopal Church
The choir rendered two excellent anthems on Easter morning, and Miss Vera ROE sang with splendid taste at the evening service.

An Easter Boy
Word was received Sunday by Mrs. Gertrude SALES that she was a great grandmother, a fine son, having been born that morning to her grandson, Myron MARX and wife at Guthrie.

New Cadillac Car
Mrs. C.A. BINNING and her nephew went to Oklahoma City last week in their Chalmer car. They were gone a few days and returned, driving a beautiful seven- passenger Cadillac car. They are preparing to take a trip to San Francisco this summer, and want to be prepared.

Soldier Letters

March 20, 1919

Dear father:
Decided to write a short letter while time permits. Happy to learn of all you folks being well. As Uncle Stacy stated, a few deaths among our people. Del and myself are well and getting along nicely. Every night the "Y" has picture shows, and also other shows. Miss Margaret Wilson sang for we Yanks a few weeks ago. I also received a letter from Walter KEYES and he states they were all well. They are guarding the "Rhine" in Germany. They soon will be home. I figure we will have to stay for some time yet, and received a letter from Jim MOSES. He says he saw Harry RICHARDS in a small French village. I just returned to the company a day ago. I play on the Division basketball team. The 36th Division football team is going to play for the American E.F. championship at Paris. And the baseball will soon open up.
Father, I am anxious to hear from you folks. I will write a letter to Uncle Stacy when I get time. Tell Frank R. to write. I will now close for this time. With best wishes and a happy day.
Your loving son,
Elmo MATLOCK
Co. "C" 142nd Inf., A.P.O. 796, A.E.F., La Chapelle, France

U.S.S. Arizona
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
March 29, 1919

Dear mother:
Received your long looked for letter today and was very glad to hear from you again, but sorry to hear that you were not feeling well and hope this finds you better. Also received another interesting letter from Roy. We had three days off the coast of Venezuela at the city of Port of Spain, Trinidad Island, which is part of the British West Indes. It was one of the oddest places I have ever visited. Chinese, Africans, Spanish, English, East Indians and Hindoos. The east Indian women wear many bracelets on their arms, ankles and toes. It is quite a large city with modern street cars. There are many uncivilized people with long hair and almost naked. That is where the big leper colony is located, but I did not care to visit it. At noon the sun was almost directly overhead, which naturally made it quite warm. There were some very beautiful scenery there, beautiful palm trees and other things. Fruit is very cheap. Oranges two dozen for a shilling (24 cents). Well mamma, I will close and hope that you receive this o.k. Will be in the Hudson River, N.Y. City, for another big review, April 15 to May 15.

Your loving son,
Lloyd MCGEE


April 24, 1919

Mother's Hearts Go Out To Boys Wearing Khaki
When the dread tocain of war summoned the mothers of this country to place upon the altar of justice the living bodies of their precious sons, they responded with unfaltering step, tho their hearts were torn with anguish more cruel than the certainty of death. During that frenzied period with stern determination, they labored and prayed for a speedy and victorious ending of the frightful carnage.
Suddenly admist the din and strife of battle the clarion of victory ran out. From the dark shadow emerged the mothers of men, their faces radiant, some bearing upon their brows the golden star of supreme sacrifice, others with hearts overflowing with gratitude for lives that had been spared.
With amazing rapidity, great ships have borne numbers of boys back to home and mother, but thousands are still in foreign lands keeping lonely watch, while others are making painful voyage home, maimed and wounded, or with blinded eyes tottering helpless in the dark, with yearning faces and arms outstretched toward the homeland.
Who can so fully understand and so deeply appreciate the meaning of victory as the mothers of the world who have borne in large measure the suffering and anguish of this horrible war? They who have stood this galling test will not fail at this critical hour when opportunity is at hand to fulfill their supreme missions: to minister to the sick and wounded, to fill desolate lives with loving sympathy.
Our country's call to its women in this Fifth Liberty Loan will find no more loyal response than from mothers whose arms are empty or those anxious to express gratitude for sons returned, for to them is victory sweet indeed, and sacrifice has lost its sting.
Signed,
Mrs. Terry MARLIN
Mrs. J.B. DAVIS

In Memory - PECKENPAUGH
Loye PECKENPAUGH, private in the Sixth Regiment, United States Marines, was killed in action July 19, 1919, in the Solssons sector of the battle front. He did his full duty and it was pressing the retreating Germans he fell. Skedee is proud of Loye and will always cherish his memory.

Marriage Licenses:
Warren REAL RIDER - Pawnee; Annie YELLOW CALF - Pawnee
John Frank WARD - Cleveland; Miss Ethel BLOOMER - Cleveland
John M. DETHLOFF - Avery; Miss Alice M. DORL - Pawnee
Claud F. BUSEY - O'Brien, Texas; Miss Minnie C. LIEBMAN - Jennings
Paul L. BUNCH - Arkansas City; Bertha LEGRANDE - Pawnee
Roy D. ROBERTS - Covington; Elizabeth HAUGHERTY - Enid
J. Workman MCPHERRON - Oklahoma City; Miss Lizzie RENTON - Quay
Otis B. CATHER - Pawnee; Miss Okla. B. HAZELBAKER - Maramec

BUNCH - LEGRANDE
Miss Bertha LEGRANDE of Pawnee, and Mr. Paul BUNCH of Arkansas City, were united in marriage Monday at 1:30 o'clock at the court house, County Judge Chas. VERNE officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. LEGRANDE, who live near Masham, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. BUNCH, of the same neighborhood.
Both families are among the most prominent farmers and stock growers of Pawnee County, and the bride, who is a splendid girl, is well educated in the duties of a housewife. They were accompanied by the parents of both, two sisters, a niece, and nephew. The happy couple left on the afternoon train for their home at Arkansas City, where he has been employed for some time.

Entertained Class
Mrs. Wm. BRUINGTON ent3rtained her Beginners Class of the Presbyterian Sunday School at her home Saturday afternoon, with an Easter party. Thirty little folks were present and enjoyed the afternoon very much. Each child had a little red chair and when they were tired of play, the chairs were placed in a circle and each child knelt before its chair and had a napkin for a table clot6h, the chair making a splendid little table where a lunch of sandwiches, cake, candy, eggs and animal crackers were served. Place cards of pink and blue rabbits containing the name of the child were used at each place and each little member was given a lovely little chicken as a souvenir to take home. From what the children say of this party, it makes us all wish we were in Mrs. Bruington's class.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our many friends for their assistance and sympat6hy during our sudden bereavement, also the Lone Jack ladies for their floral offering. L.R. GALBREATH, Mrs. WILKERSON, J.H. WILKERSON, Mrs. Fred GOODWIN, Mrs. E.K. LIZAR, T.F. WILKERSON and J.W. WILKERSON.

Farewell Party
Mrs. E.W. WILLIAMS, who will leave for her new home at Perry soon, entertained her class of young ladies of the Baptist Sunday school at her home last Friday night. They had as guests the young men's class of the same church and the evening was spent in a very pleasant manner with games and music. The class presented their teacher with a beautiful Bible as a token of remembrance and of their respect for her. She was very much surprised and pleased to receive it.
At an appropriate hour, she served a delightful two-course lunch, which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. All went home regretting to give up their teacher, but with best wishes for success and happiness in her new home.

Play At Buena Vista
A play entitled, "Cindrella At College," will be given on April 26th, Saturday night, at Buena Vista School House - District Number 27. After the play, a pie supper will be held. Everyone invited. Effie BUCHANAN, Teacher.

Of Local Interest

Mr. and Mrs. PHILLIPS of Casey, spent the day in Pawnee Monday.

Mr. Ira STOUT of Cushing, is visiting his daughter, Mrs. Ed KELLY.

Horace WHITE of Valley, was a business visitor in Pawnee Monday.

Groceries delivered free of charge, beginning this date. Geo. CLOSE

Groceries delivered free of charge, beginning this date. B.A. LEHEW

Mr. and Mrs. T.B. NEWTON were over from Skedee on business Saturday.

Mrs. J.C. and O.E. MUCK of Valley, drove over yesterday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. James ROBINSON and sons of Skedee, were shopping in Pawnee Saturday.

Miss Erma KRAUSS returned to Oklahoma City Monday, after spending the weekend at home.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin BILYEU and father and mother went to Ponca City Sunday to spend the day.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. LANDERS of Maramec were in Pawnee on business Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. MCCASKEY of Skedee, spent the day in Pawnee last Saturday.

Miss Marie WALENCIAK visited her brother, Herman WALENCIAK, at Casey the past week.

Mrs. R.H. DEMOTT of Independence, Kansas, is here visiting her niece, Mrs. Nate SWALLEY.

Mr. and Mrs. James ROBINSON and sons of Skedee were shopping in Pawnee Saturday.

John BRANDON came in from Pershing, Oklahoma, Saturday to spent the weekend at home.

Mrs. J.W. RIDLEY of Hallett, was in Pawnee shopping Saturday, and made this office a pleasant call.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. PASLEY and daughter, Julia, motored in from Casey Monday, to do some shopping.

The Ladies' Aid of the Christian Church met with Mrs. E.K. BRIM last Tuesday afternoon.

Herbert BROWN came in from Mervine Saturday to spend the weekend with his parents.

The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian Church met with Mrs. MILLARD at her home Tuesday afternoon.

Miss Maurine PETER came up from Guthrie the last of the week to spend a few days with her parents.

Henry WITTICH went to Stillwater Tuesday to visit his mother. They expected her to return home with him.

Sheriff and Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE went to Vinita yesterday to escort two insane people to the state institution.

Clarence WATTS and Miles SAGER came up fro Sapulpa the last of the week to spent a few days with their parents.

Miss Alice CAUGHEY of Arkansas City, and Miss Edith CAUGHEY of Cushing, spent the weekend in Pawnee at their home.

Mr. A.B. CARSON came over from Enid Saturday to visit his daughter, Mrs. G.C. GILLOCK. He was also on a real estate deal.

Mr. and Mrs. Quincy BOOTH are the proud parents of a little daughter, who came to make their home with them Sunday night, April 20.

Mrs. J.W.A. NICOLS and daughter, Miss Mary, of Tacoma, Washington, are making an extended visit at the E.M. CLARK home.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. MEADERS drove down from Eldorado, Kansas and spent the weekend with her parents, Mr,. and Mrs. C.I. PUMROY.

Mrs. L. ROGERS and daughter, Lacy, Miss Patty BRYANT and Miss Pearl PRIEST were guests of Mrs. Ed CALLAHAN one night last week.

The Relief Corps and Royal Neighbors, all of whom could be reached in so short a time, attended the funeral of their beloved member, Mrs. Dora LYNCH, Tuesday.

Mrs. Mabel RISELING made a flying trip back to her home at Joplin, Missouri, last Friday to look after some business. She will return to Pawnee in a short time to finish her visit.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. LANDERS of Maramec were in Pawnee on business Monday.

Mrs. Ola LORETTE of Quay spent the weekend visiting her mother, Mrs. W.S. SALLEE, of this city.

Miss EISENBERG of the high school, went to Stillwater to spend the weekend with her parents.

Mrs. J.L. LEHEW went to Oklahoma City last week to undergo a slight operation.

Mrs. D. BEARDSLEY returned Friday from Claremore, where she had been spending some time for her health.

Webb MCFADDEN returned home last Sunday from France. His parents and friends are very glad to have him back.

Mrs. W.H. MITCHELL came in from Tulsa Monday, to spend some time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DAVIS.

C.L. BERRY and his daughter, Mrs. Elsie DREYER of Oklahoma City, came to Pawnee to attend the funeral of M.H. BRETZ.

Mrs. Sarah ELLIOTT and daughter, Mrs. Robert WARD of Pittsburg, Kansas, were guests of Mrs. Ben LEHEW last week.

Mrs. H.M. FUNKHOUSER and Mrs. J.W. LEE of Skedee spent a day shopping in Pawnee.

Mrs. Harry BRIGGS of Bunker Hill, Kansas, came in Friday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. WILSON and sister, Miss Emma.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. LEGRANDE and two daughters, Misses Bertha and Pearl, of Masham, were in Pawnee shopping Friday.

Miss Ada BARTHOLOMEW of Stillwater and her friend, Mr. RICKS of Tulsa, spent a few days the last of the week with her sister, Mrs. John BIRD.

Mrs. C.P. PITTMAN came in from Tulsa Friday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John BRANDON. Miss Elizabeth BRANDON also came in from Cushing Saturday.

Ex-Sheriff WEBBER recently purchased another addition of sixty acres to his farm west of Pawnee of J.D. TURNER. This makes him a splendid sized farm and it is a beautiful place. It is a pleasure to visit them and see the fine bunch of chickens Mrs. WEBBER has coming on.

Prof. ROBINSON and wife and daughter, Mrs. Wm. ROBINSON and daughter spent Easter at Jobes with Joe ROBINSON and family. Prof. ROBINSON had been wishing for all the eggs he could eat and they had them that day. They took their dinners down to the river and had a splendid picnic.

Mrs. Adelaide MCCLANAHAN of Shamrock, and her daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. H.O. GORLEY of Quay, were in Pawnee Monday looking after business.

Rev. Ray ALTAFFER and wife of Quay and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. ALTAFFER of Morrison, spent the day shopping and visiting in Pawnee last Monday.

Mrs. M.M. HOLMES of Tulsa and Mrs. Harry HILLYER of Muscotah, Kansas, attended the funeral of M.H. BRETZ Tuesday.

Mrs. T.B. CAVE of Blackburn was in Pawnee yesterday with little Lockett BENNETT, whom she was taking to the children's home at Helena, Oklahoma.

News From Over Pawnee County

Blackburn

Mr. and Mrs. James BELL and brother, Harve BELL, and sister, Miss Allie GOFF and Mill Pear GILLILAND left Sunday for an extended tour through various parts of Colorado and Arizona.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. LOPER came up from Cleveland Saturday to visit relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. S.A. MILBURN visited Sunday with their sister, Mrs. Perry WILKERSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LOPER and children, Ray, Florence and George, motored to Ralston Sunday, to visit relatives.

Prof. Ira SCHAEFFER held the eighth grade county examination at the school house Thursday and Friday. The eighth grade applicants were: Helen FULLER, Ruth FULLER, Altha GILLILAND, Jessie BOKER, Loraine ALLRED, Pearlia HOPKINS, Ethel LOWE, Georgia MCNABB, Margaret PARKS, Clarence BEVINS, Cecil UPSHAW, Darly UPSHAW and Allen SMITH. The seven grade applicants were Janice CANFIELD, Clara STROUP, Violet LEWIS, Kathaleen CAVE and Raymond TROWER.

Quite a number of young people attended the party given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. ARNOLD, Saturday evening. All reported a fine time.

Irma LEE and Eloise MILAM entertained about 20 of their little friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until 6 with an Easter party. The afternoon was spent in hunting Easter eggs and playing games. Jess SCHROEDER received first prize for finding the most hidden eggs and Edward GREEN received second. After the egg hunt, they were conducted to the dining room which had been darkened and was very beautifully lighted with candles, a luncheon consisting of ice cream with strawberries and cake was served. Those present were: Madge and Melva CARTER, Daisy LOPER, Opal TROWER, Vivian MOORE, Cristabel and Ethel ROBINSON, Muriel DILLINGHAM and Modine GREEN, Jesse and Clayton SCHROEDER, Robert and Richard MOORE, Allen and Glen SMITH, Edward and Harold GREEN, John SCHEIHING, Glenn DILLINGHAM and Charley HILL.

Opal TROWER is on the sick list with the mumps this week.

Howard MARLOW, assisted by his sister, Miss Zoe, entertained about twenty of his little friends at his home Saturday afternoon. Those present were: Alice, Ruth and Ruby LOWE, Juaita GOFF, Bonnie ROWDEN, Janice CARSON, Evelyn MARLOW, Mildred SMITH, Louise HILL, Stella VAUGHAN, Taylor PERSHALL, Buerton and Robert GILLILAND, Edward CARTER, George LOPER, Aldreidge ISBELL, Lee WILKERSON, Charley ALLRED, Carl MILLER and Lawrence KELLEY. The afternoon was spent in playing games and hunting hidden Easter eggs. After luncheon, which consisted of two kinds of cake and chicken sandwiches was served, the little folks were entertained with some beautiful music. All departed filling happy and wishing Howard a very joyous Easter.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira SCHAEFFER went to Keystone Saturday to visit relatives. They were accompanied home by their brother, Mr. Zay SCHAEFFER, who has been recently discharged from the army.

Leo HAMPTON came up from Stillwater Friday to visit his parents.

Mr. R.A. CARSON is quite sick with the mumps this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl WRIGHT moved to the GILLILAND property Monday.

Miss Irene ROBINSON is assisting at the bank now.

Mr. and Mrs. Minor ANGUS are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby boy, who put in his appearance at their home Monday evening.

Maramec - Route One

Mr. Claude SHAW and family and Grandma SHAW spent Easter with Mrs. SHAW's parents in Avery.

Grandpa DEAN is visiting his son, Mr. Homer DEAN and family.

Mrs. WILLARD an two sons, Will and Albert, from near Oilton, are visiting relatives here this week.

Ernest LAWSON spent the first of last week with his father, Mr. Frank LAWSON, at Quay.

Mr. Ed BROWN went to Quay Sunday evening to work in the oil fields.

Those spending Easter at Mr. and Mrs. CHARLTON's were: Mrs. WILLARD and son, Albert, of Oilton, Riley WILLARD and family, Mr. SHINOLD and family.

Will WILLARD, Miss Flossie WILKERSON and brother, Gale, and Miss Blanch, attended the picture show in Yale Sunday night.

Banner

John SAPP and family have moved on W.A. ROBERSON's farm.

The dance at Joe SCANTLIN's Saturday night was well attended.

Miss Flossie WILKERSON, who is working near Ingalls, visited Saturday night and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. WILKERSON.

Miss Gertrude FUSS of Oklahoma City, and Misses Addie and Grace FUSS of Pawnee, visited Saturday night and Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.B. FUSS.

Jonah SNEED and family of near Jennings, visited Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James SNEED.

Mrs. W.E. WALKER spent Friday evening with Mrs. J.E. FUSS.

Mr. Jim MCDONNELL of near Kingfisher, spent Sunday afternoon with E.C. PICKETT.

Messrs. John and Levi MOORE, Harry SNEED, Jim WILLIAMS and Verne WILKERSON were dinner guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George MOORE Sunday.

Charlie MOORE, who has been sick so long is slowly improving.

G.B. FUSS is registering the women of Banner township this week.

Miss Flossie WILKERSON and Bill WILLARD and Gid WILKERSON were visitors at the CONLEY home Sunday evening.


May 01, 1919

36th Division To Start Home Soon
Mrs. N.Z. BARNES received a letter Tuesday from her son, Oral, who belongs to the 36th Division and has been in France for a long time. He says that the company received orders to leave for Lamand, and from there to go to Brest, preparatory to starting for home in May.

Farewell Reception
Several members of the Rebekah lodge and some other friends met at the home of Mrs. Geo. MERRITT, Monday night and gave her a farewell party, as she will go to her new home at Oklahoma City next week. Her many friends here regret to have her leave, as she has been an active member in several lodges and in the Presbyterian Church. She was presented a beautiful Rebekah pin by her sister members. Refreshments were brought by those who came and a delightful lunch was served. Those who attended were Mesdames W.E. BRADY, D.M. WALKER, Arthur WALKER, H.M. STONEBURNER, Mary GOULD, Nate SWALLEY, R.B. STAFFORD, Jno. WILKERSON, J.H. HALE, P.A. FLETCHER, and A. KOLB. Three little girls, Ruth and Helen STONEBURNER and Ruby KOLB also assisted in the entertaining.

P.E.O.'s Entertain
Last Friday at the home of Mrs. J.S. PETER the members of the P.E.O. Society met and had a delightful time. The guest of honor was Mrs. Albert JUSTICE, who is to leave for her new home in Wyoming soon. A splendid luncheon was served. The table was the decorated with the P.E.O. flower, the Marguerite, and bouquets which were scattered here and there on the table were showered upon the guest of honor, who was surprised as well as pleased. She was presented with a beautiful plate, stamped with the letters P.E.O. Each member expressed her sorrow at the prospect of losing their sister, but wished her pleasure in her new home.

House Party
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DAVIS entertained Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WINTERS of Tulsa, also Mr. and Mrs. A.R. MITCHELL of the same place all last week at their beautiful home in the west part of Pawnee.

Mrs. SHOEMAKER Honored
The Art Circle held a special meeting at the home of Mrs. L. BRUINGTON, April 28, in honor of Mrs. Frank SHOEMAKER, who is leaving Pawnee soon. Each member brought a guest and the time was spent with fancy work. A dainty luncheon was served and a pleasant evening spent.

Birthday Party
Mr. E.J. SAYRE was agreeable surprised last night, the occasion being his birthday, when a number of his friends came in to spend the evening with him. The time was pleasantly spent and ice cream and cake liberally partaken of. They all left wishing Mr. SAYRE many more happy birthdays.

To Teach In Summer Term
Prof. L.F. ROBINSON received word Tuesday that he had been selected as a member of the Summer Term faculty at Edmond, at a splendid salary. He has also just received an Oklahoma Life State Certificate, which makes the fourth Life Certificate he holds. We are fortunate in being able to have such a man at the head of our schools in Pawnee.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our thanks to the many friends who were so kind to us during our recent bereavement, and assure the many who brought floral tributes that they were certainly appreciated. Wm. LYNCH and family.

Buys MCCUTCHEON Residence
Charles SHAPARD has recently purchased the beautiful residence belong to J.E. McCutcheon, which joins the C.J. SHAPARD property on the east. It is one of the most desirable homes in the city.

Meeting Of Soldiers
Last Saturday night a meeting of the discharged soldiers of Pawnee County was held at the High School auditorium for the purpose of making a permanent organization. A temporary organization was formed and several delegates designated to go to the State Convention at Oklahoma City, Saturday, in further preparation of going to the National organization at St. Louis, the following Saturday. In today's Tulsa World, an article appeared which stated that if any of the delegates feel that they are not able to attend, are asked to go anyway and the finance committee will be in a position to pay expenses.

Malcom Back in U.S.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DAVIS received a message Tuesday that their son, Malcom, had landed in the United States and was at Boston. He has been in France for a long time, and was at all times very near the fighting lines with a Hospital Company. We rejoice with them in their good news.

Wm. WHITTEN Dead
Wm. WHITTEN, who has been afflicted with paralysis for the past two years or more, died at his home here at one o'clock, Wednesday morning. Mr. WHITTEN was one of the earliest settlers of Pawnee County and lived on his farm two miles north of Maramec, until about fourteen years ago, when he moved to Maramec.
He was a Union soldier and was near seventy-three years old at the time of his death. He leaves many friends and relatives to mourn his death. Funeral services will be arranged as soon as his children arrive.

School Notes
The Seniors of 1919 have made and contributed a beautiful set of scenery to the High School. Most of the credit for brain work was due to Chester GOULD and the labor to Harold GRIMSLEY. Anyone knows that the result of the two combined would give good results.

Back to Pawnee
Mr. and Mrs. J.M. LEE are back in Pawnee this week visiting friends. Mr. LEE went with the rest of the Pawnee boys to serve Uncle Sam and has recently returned from Camp Mills, New York. While he was away, Mrs. LEE spent the time with her parents at Bentonville, Arkansas. They sold their splendid home when they left here and have not decided whether they will locate here again or not. Their friends hope they will make up their minds to stay.

Stony Point School
Stony Point School closed Friday, April 25, with Miss Lula REESE as teacher. The children gave Miss REESE a surprise dinner, and the last day was enjoyed by all. At night, the entertainment was a grand success, the little ones did splendidly. The flag drill, one of Miss Lula's own productions, was second to none. The monologues also were greatly enjoyed. The one rendered by Mr. and Mrs. Z.E. CARVER gave great life and showed a talent of gone by days. The prophesy of Stony Point twenty-five years hence was another of Miss Lula's productions. That was entirely new and great enjoyed.
The only cloud in this happy day was the parting of the teacher and pupils, a scene which can never be forgotten. Miss REESE wishes to express her gratitude to the community at large for the great respect that has been shown her.

Of Local Interest:

Mrs. REDDICK and daughter, Frances, returned to Pawnee today from Savannah, Missouri, where Mrs. REDDICK had undergone a very severe, but successful operation for cancer.

L.N. KIMREY as called to Hallett the first of the week, his wife being dangerously ill.

Mrs. Emma STEWART left yesterday for Amarillo, Texas, for a short visit before she starts for Europe, which she expects to do in a month or so, to join her husband, Lieut. STEWART, who is over there.

Mrs. O.O. JOHNSON spent part of last week visiting with Miss Ruby WESTPHALEN, at Brightside Farm, north of Pawnee.

The Prudential has the strength of Gibraltar, insure with it. - Roy BERRY, Agent.

The U.T.D.'s met Monday afternoon with Mrs. M.E. HIET as hostess.

Skedee Valley Items

Miss Margerie HILL spent Sunday with Clarence HILL and family.,

Mrs. E.N. SMITH is cleaning and papering her house. Miss Ethel MURDEN, her granddaughter, of Skedee, is helping her.

The dance at Mr. Fred DAY's Saturday night was a complete failure, on account of the rain.

Mr. Anson COOKER of Pawnee, called at the ROWDEN home Sunday evening. Mr. Ben ROWDEN is suffering from the tooth ache.

Mr. Dave WOLF, Carl and Herman REESE made a short call on Ben ROWDEN Sunday evening.

Mr. Kearney HILL painted his Ford and it looks real nice this muddy weather.

Lone Jack

The S.S.C. of Lone Jack met with Mrs. ALLEN, April 24. Those present were: Mrs. RAU, HAGA, MYERS, LIZAR, KIMZEY, GENTRY, LESTER, GENTRY, REINECKE, ROGERS, BYERS, FORBIS, DRAKE, WILKERSON, Audra HAGA, Minnie MYERS, Madge LIZAR, Freeda WILKERSON, and Winnie ROGERS.

Mr. and Mrs. Marchal BUNTIN of Pawnee, spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. and Mrs. Henry ROGERS.

Mrs. MYERS and children spent Easter Sunday with Mrs. DRAKE.

Mrs. Zella BYERS, Mrs. HAGA and Audra, Adah LADY, Virdie EDWARDS and Minnie MYERS all attended church at Olive Hill Easter Sunday.

Loyd PATTS is working for Mr. Fred BYERS this week.

Miss Irma GENTRY and two of her girlfriends of A.M. College walked home last Friday and spent Easter.

Mr. and Mrs. O.E. REINECKE and son, Maynard, spent Easter Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lester GENTRY.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshal BUNTIN, Mr. and Mrs. Henry ROGERS and baby spent Sunday evening with Mr. I.H. MARTIN and family.

Amanda and Ruth BARROW and Freda WILKERSON spent Easter Sunday with the LIZAR girls.

Mr. and Mrs. A. VENERABLE and daughters spent Easter Sunday with Mr. RAU and family.

Prairie Mound

Everybody enjoyed the rain for the past few days. The wheat and oats are looking fine and garden stuff is getting plentiful. Prospects are good for all kinds of fruit.

Mr. R. PATTEN is on the sick list.

Valley

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. TOLER spent Sunday at J.P. GWINS.

Grandpa TAYLOR, who has been very ill, is slowly improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Louie CHISTY, from Parsons, Kansas, spent Sunday evening at A. TOLERS.

Corpal Russell TOLER, from Pawnee, visited with his uncle, W.W. TOLER and family.

Mr. H.E. MEADOWS and children are visiting her parents north of town.

Mr. W.W. TOLER and wife and Mrs. J.P. GWIN went to Valley to register last Friday.

Mrs. A. TOLER and Mrs. H.E. MEADOWS were in town to register last week. We hope all the ladies have registered.

Mr. Earl BATES and John MARTIN of Maramec, made a flying trip to A. TOLER's Sunday.

Miss Lizzie GWIN and friend, Buel LOCKHART of Jennings, attended the closing school entertainment.

Gene KING, who has been employed by the Sylvia Oil Company, had the misfortune to get one finger mashed off. Dr. CALHOUN dressed the wound.

Mrs. Chas. WARD of Mt. Vernon, Washington, is here visiting his brother, Duty WART and family.

Duty WARD and his brother, Charles and son, John and daughter, Miss Grace, are visiting his daughter, Dora PECK at Vinita.

Tom LEDERER of Terlton attended the dance at Hallett last Saturday night.

Grandma HORN, who has been seriously ill, is reported better at this time.

Miss Zephy MEADOWS visited with her sister, Mrs. MEADOWS, over Sunday.

Private Chris MEADOWS is home from Rockford, Illinois, where he has been in training.

Coal Creek

The farmers are rejoicing over a fine rain, and it came none too soon, as the ground was getting quite dry.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. HARDMAN were Ralston visitors Monday.

Some cattle in the neighborhood are dying of what is thought to be the "blackleg." Among those losing are W.L. LYNCH, Walter BARNES and Joe PENNY.

Elmer JONES has bought the school lease Chas. LOCKWOOD is farming.

Virgie PENNY spent Monday with Mrs. W.J. KREWITZ.

It will soon be time to vote on the good roads bonds. Vote against it farmers, you will have that mortgage to pay.

Come and hear Rev. GALYON at Hill Chapel Sunday morning.

The men are busy in the fields and the women with their gardens and chickens.

Edison BENNETT is attending an automobile school at Wichita, and likes it fine.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry MARTIN and Mr. and Mrs. Fush GARNER were in Pawnee Monday.

A few of the grocery men of Pawnee have put on "free delivery" for the town ladies. Now what are they going to do for their country customers? Some put up the plea that part of the town people have no conveyance; perhaps that is true. But those same ones can work and get them a wagon, buggy, or automobile, just the same as the country people had to do.

Sagerville

We surely enjoyed the rain and it was much appreciated in this neighborhood.

News was received last week that Sergt. Henry C. WITTICH and Private Bertie L. JONES have arrived in New York from France. Henry was transferred to Ft. McHenry, Maryland, and Bertie to Camp Bowie, Texas.

Mrs. I.H. IRELAND called on Mrs. B.I. WITTICH Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. DAWES called on Mr. and Mrs. I.H. IRELAND Sunday night.

The dance at Mr. MOBIEUS was postponed on account of the inclement weather.

Mr. Joe SCANTLIN and Elmer CRAFT made a trip to Pawnee, Monday.

Mr. Henry MOBIEUS and Erna MOBIEUS were Yale callers Monday.

Arthur and Kenneth GIBSON called on Raymond WITTICH Sunday, and enjoyed a big rabbit hunt.

Mrs. Elmer CRAFT and children, Lewis and Arthur, and Mrs. Joe SCANTLIN called on their mother, Mrs. I.H. IRELAND, Monday.

Miss Louise MOBIEUS called on Mrs. Elmer CRAFT Saturday.

Miss Alpha WITTICH called on Miss Lila and Lola IRELAND Monday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred IRELAND called on Mr. and Mrs. I.H. IRELAND Sunday.

Mt. Vernon

Mrs. Will WALTON visited her mother, Mrs. Ben GROOMS, on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. C.O. STONE, of near Maramec, visited at West Point on Monday.

Elwin JOHNSON spent Saturday night with his sister, Mrs. Cecil STONEMAN, near Maramec.

Mrs. Russell WHITE and children, who have spending some time at the Ben GROOMS home, returned to their home in Quay.

Everyone was glad to see the much needed rain that came on last Saturday.

W.D. JONES received a telegram from his son, Bert, who has been with the boys in France, saying he was in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, en route to Camp Bowie.

Mrs. Jessie HODGES, who has been sick, is able to be out again.

Mrs. Link DEWITT had the misfortune to lose a two-year-old steer this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey ANDERSON are the proud parents of an 8 pound boy that arrived Monday, the 28th.

Judge and Mrs. ROSS, of Glencoe, are spending a few days with their nephew, J.J. STARR.

Interesting Letter From Geo. MCGUIRE
April 25, 1919
Courier-Dispatch & Times-Democrat:
As I have nothing to do I will write you a few lines this morning. I was inducted into the service July, 1918. I left Pawnee July 22, headed for Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, landed there July 24 at 3:40 p.m. The Pawnee boys all stayed together for about two weeks, then we were transferred to different parts of the camp. I was about the only one that remained in that camp till the war was over. I finally landed in the Base Hospital Group, Company 73.
Just one month to a day after the armistice was signed, I was transferred from Camp Greenleaf, Georgia, to General Hospital No. 10, Boston, Massachusetts, landed there December 13 at 9:30 p.m. There are lots of wounded boys here at this place. Some with arms off, some with legs off. There is one here with both legs off above the knees. It goes to show what they had to go through on the other side of the Duck Pond.
This war has been great experience for every one of us. There was a man who just returned from overseas and died here last Sunday, April 20, with the diphtheria. I saw his body cut to pieces like butchering a hog. I saw his heart, liver and brains laying in a dish pan. It sure was hard to look at, but I did. He was then sewed up and fixed in first class condition, then sent to his home beyond the Rocky Mountains, where he will be put away once and for ever. None of us know how we will be treated or where we will go to when we die, but we must all go sooner or later. But I want to get home first. That is the cry through the Army, "When are we going to get discharged?"
The 26th Division will parade here today. It is troops from the New England States only. I hope to land in old Skedee, Oklahoma, soon.
Pvt. George W. MCGUIRE
U.S. Gen. Hospital, No. 10
Parker Hill - Boston, Massachusetts


May 08, 1919

Sustains Injuries In Auto Accident
Last Saturday afternoon, Mrs. J.B. REAGAN and two daughters, and Mrs. L.F. ROBINSON, wife of the superintendent of the Pawnee schools, left in a car for Kansas City to visit some relatives. Miss Hazel was driving and upon nearing Arkansas City, something became wrong with the car and it was upset. Mrs. ROBINSON was in the front seat with the driver and one limb was badly broken near the hip. Mrs. REAGAN was not hurt, but Miss Hazel's back was badly bruised. A passing car picked them up and they were taken to the Mercy Hospital at Arkansas City. A telegram was sent to Prof. ROBINSON, but was not delivered here, and he and his family did not know of the accident until they were called by phone the next morning when he and his daughter hurried to the hospital. All that could be done had been done, and she was resting very quietly at the last word received.

Mrs. Jas. STATEN Burned To Death
A week ago Tuesday, Mrs. James STATEN, of near Burbank, was burned to death while attempting to start a fire preparatory in getting breakfast. She started a fire with oil and her husband, who was in the next room, did not know how it really happened.
Hearing her scream, he started in the room, but found it ablaze and got the children out as quickly as possible, and broke a window from the outside and succeeded in reaching his wife's arm and pulling her through the window, but she was so badly burned that she died in a short time. The house was completely destroyed. Owing to the fact that several other accidents of the same character have occurred in the same vicinity lately, it is thought that gasoline must have gotten mixed with the oil.

New Paint Shop
Mr. John DONAGHY has rented the building which was formerly the North Side Hotel, and is having it fitted up as a high-class paint shop, where he will do all kinds of fancy painting, auto painting a specialty. He will have an airtight varnish room and all other things needful for the work. A repair man will be there, and all tops or other parts in need of repairs will be attended to. The people of Pawnee know Mr. DONAGHY and know his class of work, and it is safe to say this new venture will be a complete success.

Very Much Alive
Word was received here several months ago that Rev. Luther MOORE, who was formerly pastor of the Christian Church here, was dead. Inquiries were made and it was not known that the report was untrue until Monday, when Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS received a letter from the family at Goodland, Kansas, in which Mr. MOORE states that he is very much alive and sends a splendid photo of himself to prove it. His friends are glad to hear the news.

Joint Recital
The pupils of Miss Lena WOOD, teacher of expression, and Miss MATHIS, director of Music in the Pawnee schools, will give a joint recital at the High School auditorium on the night of Friday, May 16. All are invited.

New Confectionery
The opening of the REESE & JOBES candy shop and drinking fountain last Saturday was well attended, and they have done a splendid business all this week. Everything is clean looking and up-to-date, and they intend adding to their stock of good things to eat and drink all the time.

Mr. and Mrs. JUSTICE Honored
Mr. and Mrs. Al JUSTICE, who left yesterday for their new home at Buffalo, Wyoming, were entertained by Mrs. C.E. VANDERVEET and Mrs. Loyd BRUINGTON at the home of the former Friday evening with cards. Four tables were filled and a very pleasant evening spent. Dainty refreshments were served and all went home wishing Mr. and Mrs. JUSTICE happiness in their new home.

New Fixtures
E.G. GRAY has been improving the looks as well as the conveniences of the News Stand the past week with all new show cases which show off his goods to a good advantage and keep the candies sweet and fresh.

Bakery Sold
Otto SCHWAKE sold his bakery last week to Lew STEWART. Mr. STEWART has been baker for a long time and is thoroughly capable of running the plant himself. Mr. SCHWAKE has not decided yet what business he will go into.

Appointed Clerk of County Court
W.C. BRIDWELL has been appointed clerk of the Cleveland division of the County Court to succeed C.C. BREED, who has resigned on account of other business requiring all his time.

Local Items:

Mrs. Wm. BRUINGTON, president of the P.E.O. Society, is attending the state convention at Tulsa this week.

Chas. WITT, an insane man, was brought in Sunday by the deputy sheriff from east of Pawnee. He was sent this morning to Pawhuska, to be taken care of by Osage County. He was accompanied by Deputy Sheriff Cap SCOTT.

Mr. T.Z. SWALLEY has just purchased the WRIGHT property in the south part of town, formerly occupied by A.O. WOODYARD, and will move there.

Misses Ella and Mary MCCUTCHAN came up from Tulsa Saturday to visit their brother, J.E. MCCUTCHAN and family, for the weekend.

Mrs. M.E. CAMPBELL of Bristow is visiting Mrs. Isom READDY this week.

Mr. and Mrs. F.F. GREEN motored to Ralston, Sunday.

Miss Iola LONG was at home from Jennings for the week end.

Mrs. E. SHARP of Casey spent the day in Pawnee Monday.

Dick MCCLAIN and Homer PIPER made a trip to Fairfax Sunday.

A. KINGSLEY of Valley spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. Ed SMITH motored over from Blackburn Monday.

Mrs. T.Z. SWALLEY pent most of last week in Oklahoma City, visiting friends.

Mrs. G.N. MILLER and children of Tulsa, left last week after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. RADLEY.

Mrs. DIXON of Sumner, was here the week end visiting her sister, Mrs. E. KYGER.

Kenneth LUTZ came in from Tulsa to spend Sunday with Miss Vinnie WRIGHT.

Miss Ellen SPELLMAN came in from Stillwater Saturday to visit home folks for the weekend.

Mrs. MILLER and daughter, Mrs. HAGA, came in from Casey Monday and had some dental work done.

Minor ANGUS and two sons of near Blackburn spent the day in Pawnee the last of the week shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. F.J. LEEN and little son of Blackburn, Oklahoma, came in Tuesday to visit his mother, Mrs. J.J. LEEN, near Pawnee.

Mrs. Mary MILLER and Mrs. N.O. KELSO were up from Cleveland Monday visiting their sister, Mrs. Leo B. SMITH.

Mrs. Myn CHURCHILL entertained at cards last Thursday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Al JUSTICE, who left this week for their new home.

Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell STOCKMAN came in from Tulsa Friday to visit their aunt, Mrs. J.W. HOGGATT, and family.

Mr. STONE of Clinton, Missouri, who is now in charge of the Pawnee Light Plant, has rented Mrs. MCINTYRE's property just vacated by A.W. JOHNSON, and will move there this week. His family will arrive here soon.

Mrs. C.A. BINNING, Mrs. WALTERS and daughters, Will BINNING, Mrs. STROSNIDER and daughter, Ruth, motored to Ralston Sunday afternoon and spent the evening kodaking.

Miss Lula REESE came in Tuesday from Valley, where she recently closed a very successful term of school at Stony Point. She will teach the Valley school next winter.

Mrs. Jessie BARTLETT of Stillwater, was in Pawnee Saturday en route to Deer Creek to see her daughter, Alice, who was very ill at that place, where she has been teaching the past winter.

Mrs. Effie BISHOP left Monday for Tulsa, where she was to meet her aunt, Mrs. PATTON, who was to be there from her home at Tampico, Mexico. Mrs. BISHOP has not seen her aunt for twelve years.

Miss Ruth MAXEY came in from Kansas City Friday to spend a month with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. MAXEY. Her many friends are glad to have her back even for a short visit.

Mr. C.E. YALEY and Postmaster Will L. JOHNSON of Maramec, were in Pawnee Saturday. Mrs. YALEY returned that day from Batavia, Iowa, and Adair, Illinois. She was called there on account of the illness of her father.

Mrs. J.T. BROWN of Terlton was a Pawnee visitor Monday. He attended the meeting of the Old Soldiers at Guthrie last week and he says they walked sixteen miles more or less every day.

Noah ARMSTRONG of Valley was in Pawnee on business Friday.

The Ladies Aid of the Christian Church met Tuesday with Mrs. Geo. CLOSE.

Mrs. W.H. DILLETT and Miss Clara MOSIER of Ralston were shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Leslie LEHEW returned Tuesday from Oklahoma City, where he had been to have his tonsils and adenoids removed.

Mrs. J.E. NEWELL, Mrs. FUNKHOUSER, Mr. and Mrs. Ed CALLAHAN and Mr. and Mrs. F.E. HENDRIX, all of Skedee, were shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Miss Laura MANN, who is working at Casey, spent a few days the first of the week at Ralston with her sister, spending the day here Tuesday en route home.

Messrs. Forrest and Perry HARSHBARGER and Misses Ruth PIPER and Jose CUNNINGHAM motored to Pawhuska Sunday to see the ball game. There were twenty-seven cars that went from here to the game.

Miss Nellie RYAN, one of the teachers of the Pawnee schools, was taken suddenly very ill one evening last week and upon consulting a physician, it was found that she had appendicitis in a very acute form. She was hurried to the hospital at Stillwater and was operated upon within an hour after arriving there, thereby saving her life, as the surgeon said 24 hours longer and it would have been no use to operate. She is getting along very nicely.

Mrs. Jesse WEBBERT came in from Oilton Saturday to consult a physician preparatory to going to Stillwater for an operation.

Mrs. Effie BISHOP, the manager of our telephone system, attended the Southwestern Bell Telephone conference at Oklahoma City last week.

Mrs. Jas. FORMAN and family of Brookfield, Missouri, spent the past week with his brother, L.A. FORMAN and family, leaving for home Monday,.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS spent Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence NIXON, north of Pawnee. They report plenty of ice cream.

Word has just been received from Ponca City that Mr. and Mrs. B.E. FORD are the parents of a fine baby boy. Mr. FORD was formerly manager of the Long-Bell lumber yard at this place, and their many friends will be happy to hear of their good fortune.

Mr. and Mrs. Al JUSTICE were entertained at cards at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. WHEELER one evening last week. Every one who knew Mr. and Mrs. JUSTICE regret to have them leave Pawnee.

Mr. and Mrs. R.P. BANKS and daughter, Veva, were Stillwater visitors Sunday. Miss Veva stayed over for a few days to attend a house party given in her honor, while Mr. and Mrs. BANKS returned Sunday night. Miss Veva will leave soon for Indianapolis, where she will spend the summer.

Mrs. P.A. REYNOLDS received a letter this week from her son, Charles, in Germany,. He said that he had been on the job steady for eighteen months but has a 14-day lay off and was going to a rest resort in France to spend the time. Said that he had met Howard CARGILE, the first Pawnee boy since he had been there. We had heard that Howard was dead and are glad to hear otherwise, as he was one of our old standbys in the old Times-Democrat office.

Legal Notices:
In the matter of the Estate of George Howell, deceased...J.B. DAVIS, the duly appointed and qualified Executor...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.
Notice To Creditors - In the matter of the Estate of Marshall A. WEIERS, Deceased - No. 764...J.A. WALKUP, Administrator...Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney.
Mrs. Elizabeth SCHELL, Plaintiff vs. A.J. PROCTOR, administrator of the estate of Lew LACY, deceased, defendant.


May 15, 1919

Mrs. L.F. ROBINSON Passes Away
As the result of an automobile accident which occurred eight miles south of Arkansas City, Saturday, May 3, Mrs. L.F. ROBINSON, wife of the superintendent of the Pawnee schools, passed away Monday evening, May 12.
Mrs. J.B. REAGAN and two daughters, Hazel and Hallie, and Mrs. ROBINSON, had started on a journey to Kansas City in Mrs. REAGAN's car. Miss Hazel was driving. Just before arriving at Arkansas City, the car suddenly overturned. Mrs. ROBINSON was in the front seat with the driver and was the only one seriously injured. One of her limbs was broken and she was otherwise unhurt. A passing car took them to the Mercy Hospital, where the bones were set and the family notified. The report was given out from the hospital that she was getting along nicely, but on Saturday when her daughter went back up there, they told her that her mother must go through another operation to save her life. Prof. ROBINSON was called and went immediately, but nothing could save her and she passed away during the operation.
Miss Lucile ROBINSON came back for her little brother and was accompanied back to Arkansas City by Miss Amy ROBINSON, Mr. A.W. JOHNSON and Mr. Fred KYGER. The remains were taken to her old home at Butler, Missouri, for interment. At the report of her death, the whole town was shocked.
Prof. ROBINSON and family came here three years ago from Butler, Missouri, as superintendent of our schools, and is to be with us again next school term. Mrs. ROBINSON had endeared herself to every one she had met. She was a woman only about forty-one years of age, just in the prime of life. She leaves her husband, a daughter, Lucille, and a son, Glen; also Mr. ROBINSON's aunt, Mrs. Wm. ROBINSON and her family here, and many relatives in Missouri to mourn her loss. The schools were closed for the day and the sympathy of the whole town went out to the bereaved family. Funeral services and interment in the Butler Cemetery, Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

Baby Jack Goes Home
Baby Jack WEIL and his mother from New York City, who have been here some months visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ike KATZ and Mr. and Mrs. Barney WEIL and Jean WEIL, left Monday for their home. Every one who visited the Katz store during their stay got acquainted with baby Jack and everyone loved him. He and his mother were accompanied home by Miss Lillie FORGUE, who went to help look after the boy.

Boy Drowned
Aubrey ROGERS, a colored boy seventeen years of age, was drowned in the lake at the fair grounds yesterday when a party of boys who had gone over to see the airplane, decided to go swimming while they were waiting. The body was recovered about four o'clock. He was a son of Wm. ROGERS, who lives about two and one-half miles south of town. They are highly respected people and have the sympathy of all in their sorrow.

Home From France
Alvin UHL, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred UHL, arrived home today from France. They still have three boys over there.

New Law Firm
On account of the extensive law practice of L.V. ORTON, he has been on the lookout for a law partner for some time, and a few days ago selected Mr. Brown MOORE, of the firm of Patterson and Moore, of Clarksville, Arkansas, who will come to Pawnee about May the 20th. The name of the new firm will be Orton & Moore.
Mr. ORTON is too well known here to need an introduction, he having been in the active practice in Pawnee for more than nine years, and is usually one one side or the other of the most important law suits in this county, and he also has an extensive clientage in the surrounding counties, and is our present Mayor.
Mr. MOORE is a lawyer of four years of active practice, and is a graduate of the law department of the Cumberland University. He is a very pleasant and likeable gentleman, and is a good trial lawyer. He volunteered in our recent war, and was commissioned as 2nd lieutenant, and received his discharge a few months ago. Mr. and Mrs. MOORE will be here in a few days.
The new firm will have their offices in the present location of Mr. ORTON, above the Security State Bank, where they will be delighted to meet all of the old clients of Mr. ORTON, and as many new ones as possible. We predict for the new firm a large clientage.

Social Evening
The Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist church entertained its members and friends in a very pleasant way last Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. NEWBY. A get-acquainted feature was worked out in which each guest was furnished with a little book in which they were required to write down the name and color of eyes of each other.
An interesting program of instrumental and vocal selections, interspersed with readings, filled in a pleasant round of entertainment. At the close of the program, partners were selected in a novel way and refreshments of cake and cocoa were served.

Free Fair Board Organized
At a meeting of the Free Fair Board, held in Pawnee last Saturday, permanent officers were elected. The officers follow:
W.W. RYAN, President, Valley
M.T. MAUDLIN, Secretary, Pawnee
Members of the Board:
T.B. NEWTON, Skedee
A.W. GENTRY, Pawnee
Fred N. CARTER, Ralston
F.E. TENSFIELD, Maramec
Homer R. DEAN, Maramec

Entertained Husbands
The members of the Bridge Club entertained their husbands at the beautiful home of Miss Mabel VEATCH last Thursday night. About forty were present and the evening was spent playing bridge. A dainty two-course luncheon was served, which the gentlemen enjoyed very much. The house was beautifully decorated with flowers. All report a splendid time.

The Eyes Of The World
I have witnessed "The Eyes of the World" production and think it is one of the greatest pictures I have ever witnessed. I'm just passing through Pawnee and seeing it so well advertised, I fell obligated to give it a boost. Earl WATSON, Claremore, Oklahoma.

Ladies Aid Tea
The Ladies Aid of the Christian church will hold their regular tea at the home of Mrs. J. Walter TURNER, Tuesday afternoon, May 20. These teas are delightful affairs and everyone that can find time is cordially invited to call at some time during the aft4rnoon.

Clifford Francis MOORE
Cards are out announcing the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Frank MOORE of Jennings, May 10. Mr. MOORE is one of our county commissioners. The young man has been christened Clifford Francis.

Married
Mr. Geo. F. HARRIS and Miss Lora Emma FORD, both of Avery, Oklahoma, were married last Thursday May 8 at the courthouse. Judge Chas. VERNE officiated.

Violation of Quarantine
There seems to be considerable smallpox in this county, especially in Pawnee, and it has been reported that the people who are suffering from the smallpox or who have been exposed, are not obeying the quarantine. The law makes it the duty of the proper officers to quarantine those who are infected with or exposed to this disease, and provides a penalty for those who do not obey the quarantine. In other words, it is a criminal offense to disobey the quarantine laws and it is my duty to prosecute those who do disobey a proper quarantine. This is a humane provision of the law for the reason that it might prevent the spread of the disease and a general epidemic among our people, and I take this means of notifying all those who violate the same that I shall institute criminal proceedings against them. Prentiss E. ROWE, County Attorney.

Local News:

A.M. ARMSTRONG is in New York City on business.

Miss Lula REESE left Monday for Independence, Kansas, where she will visit her brother before going to Fowler, Kansas, where she will spend the summer, returning in the fall to teach the Valley school.

Miss Elsie JONES, one of our telephone girls went to Mounds, Oklahoma, Friday, to visit her mother for a short time.

Mr. and Mrs. H.V. POWELL of Lincoln, Nebraska, are the guests of her uncle, R.P. BANKS and family. Mr. POWELL is looking for a new location, and likes the looks of Pawnee very much.

Mrs. BROWN entertained with a line party last Saturday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. LEE, who left this week for California.

Horace WHITE of Valley was a Pawnee visitor Saturday.

Kit CARRION wishes to tell the public that his new house is finished and he will have the doors open to the public next Tuesday and Wednesday before he moves in, and will be glad for anyone who likes to come and insect it.

Mrs. FORMAN received a card yesterday from Mr. and Mrs. S.H. BARTLEY. They had reached Buffalo, Oklahoma on their way to California. They report a splendid trip and were stating then to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A letter from Grover T. VAUGHN, of Forgan, Oklahoma, states that that part of the state will yield the biggest wheat crop ever raised, and that labor will be $6.00 per day.

Mr. J.N. GOFF returned Friday from Stillwater, where he had been for a few days on business. Mr. and Mrs. GOFF are contemplating moving to Stillwater in the near future.

Mr. and Mrs. S.J. PETER were over from Skedee Monday, shopping.

Miss Bessie MCINTOSH and sister, Mrs. M.I. JENNINGS and little daughter, of Drumright, spent the week end with their sister, Mrs. H.P. WINGO. Little Lucile CALDWELL of Joplin, Missouri, has also been visiting her aunt, Mrs. WINGO.

Attorney D.C. LEE went to Oklahoma City the last of the week to meet Mrs. Lee and Little Miss Lucy Randolph LEE, who had stopped in that city for a visit with relatives before coming to Pawnee to take up their home. We join with the citizens of the city in welcoming the Lees and hope theirs may be a happy lot with us.

E.C. WHEELER, L.D. GRIFFIN, C.H. STRATTON, J. Wheeler TURNER and Col. E. WALTERS represented Pawnee County at the spring meeting of the Oklahoma Consistory at Guthrie. Mr. STRATTON and Col. WALTERS took the Consistory degrees, the others going to meet old friends and enjoy this branch of Masonic work.

Mrs. M.T. POWELL of Ralston was in Pawnee Saturday on business.

Miss Orrie HAMM of the Buffalo Ranch, went to Caney, Kansas, Saturday to visit her nephew, who has just returned from France.

Mrs. Lizzie ALLEE of Jennings was in Pawnee on business Tuesday.

Mrs. Lula PERKINS and daughter, Miss Blanche, of Terlton, spent the day in Pawnee shopping Tuesday.

Mrs. Frank WATTS and Mrs. J.M. WILSON and daughter returned home from Perry Tuesday. They had been visiting Mrs. WATTS' daughter, Mrs. Fred STREBEL.

Mr. and Mrs. CALVERT came in from their home in Arkansas, Sunday, to make their home with their son, P.R. CALVERT, and wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan ARMSTRONG and son and Miss Pearl REESE motored in from Valley Saturday, and spent the day with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.N. REESE.

W.B. MILLER and wife drove in from Valley Tuesday. Mrs. MILLER to complete some dental work, and he on other business.

C.H. STRATTON and L.D. GRIFFIN had business in Oklahoma City the first of the week.

Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK and little son, Joe, of Casey, spent the day in Pawnee Tuesday.

W.W. RYAN came in from Valley on business Saturday.

Mrs. John HINKELE of Stillwater, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. Loyd MARX this week.

Mrs. D. BEARDSLEY, who has been at Claremore for some weeks for her health, returned home Friday.

Chester GOULD went to Fairfax Friday night to play the violin with the orchestra at a banquet.

Mrs. L.M. KENDERDICK of Arnette, Oklahoma, who has been the guest of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. ASLING, went to Stillwater Saturday morning to visit other friends.

Mrs. Della CHURCHILL went to Stillwater Saturday for the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed BOUSLOG and children of Maramec, spent the day in Pawnee Monday shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. AVANT and son and Mrs. A. BRODELL and daughter and Mrs. J.E. NEWELL of Skedee were in Pawnee on business Monday.

Mrs. A. LATTIN of Quay, who has been here for a few days to visit her aunt, Mrs. HATFIELD, went to Fairfax Monday.

David WRIGHT, who was at home for the week end, returned to school at Chilocco, Monday.

Mrs. S.C. COULTER and Miss Helen COULTER of Morrison, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. Cort MYERDIRK went to Stillwater Saturday to bring back some bee hives, as he has a thriving bunch of bees on his farm east of Pawnee.

Misses Alice and Vernona BARTLETT came in from Stillwater Friday evening and spent the day Saturday with relatives in Pawnee.

Miss Elida BERRY and Mrs. Max JAY went to Stillwater Saturday and spent the day.

Judge Stanley C. EDMISTER of Tulsa, was looking after business in Pawnee Saturday

Mrs. C.E. VANDERVOORT returned Saturday from a few days stay in Wichita.

Miss Alice CAUGHEY came down from Arkansas City Saturday, to spend the week end with parents.

Mrs. HORTON of Quay, and daughter, Mrs. COMEGYA, of Oklahoma City, are visiting friends in Pawnee today.

Mr. James RICE of Belford, was in Pawnee yesterday and made this office a substantial call.

Misses Adda and Eva VANCE of Fairfax, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday with their cousin, Miss Kitty WHITE.

Miss Bessie HUGHES, who has been spending some time with her mother, Mrs. E.A. SHIRLEY, went to Tulsa to spend the weekend.

Mrs. J.W. HOSTLER and children of Ralston were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Sheriff MCINTYRE made a trip to Keystone Monday to look after peace business. Keystone still has an element that needs attention from the sheriff's office and Mr. MCINTYRE is doing a good job of it.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. REYNARD and baby are spending two weeks with his sister, Mr. C.A. HAUN, and from here they will go to Arizona, where they expect to make their home on account of Mr. REYNARD's health.

M.W. BAUSELL of Las Vegas, New Mexico, was in Pawnee the first of the week visiting his daughter, Mrs. C.H. MULLINS.

Miss Nellie MORPHIS spent the weekend with friends in Cleveland.

Mr. and Mrs. J.I. VALENTINE and son of near Morrison were shopping in Pawnee, Saturday,.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert KREWITZ and Mrs. Robert GILLILAND of Blackburn, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. Perry LANCASTER was over from Skedee shopping Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. T.W. CHANCE, of Morrison, and daughter, Mildred, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Miss Mary LISCUM and Miss Ethel MOORE spent the past week in Oklahoma City.

News From Over Pawnee County

Mt. Vernon:

Mr. and Mrs. Jim JOHNSON and family attended the funeral of Mrs. JOHNSON's father, Mr. STOCKWELL, near Stillwater, last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank WELDON and family, of Quay, are visiting friends in this vicinity.

There was no school at West Point on Monday owing to the illness of its teacher, Miss Viola JOHNSON.

Mrs. C.O. STONE was at West Point Tuesday, assisting her mother, Mrs. JOHNSON, in the store.

Jess LEE, son of Leo ADAMS, has been on th sick list.

Mrs. LACY of Uncas, is staying for a short time with her daughter, Mrs. Jim GARRISON.

Edward GOOLD was fortunate enough on Friday morning to catch four young coyotes.

Mr. DEWITT has had the misfortune to lose another fine steer from black leg.

Miss Hazel JOHNSON taught at the West Point school on Wednesday in the absence of her sister, Viola, who was ill.

Mrs. J.W. WHITE and daughter, Mrs. Frank WELDON and family visited at the Nile WHITE home on Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Leo ADAMS and children visited her sister, Mrs. E.E. DICK, last Sunday.

Mrs. Frances WHITAKER, of Stillwater, has been spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs. Ben SHIPLEY.

Lone Jack:

The S.S.C. met with Mrs. BARROW Thursday, May 8th.

If you want good button holes cut, call on Mrs. Cumi GENTRY.

James WILKERSON took dinner with Glenn LIZAR Thursday and after dinner, he and Glenn vaccinated thirty-five head of calves for James.

B.F. FORBIS vaccinated calves for black leg this week.

A.W. GENTRY and family and nephew, Mr. C.H. CUMMINGS, motored to Stillwater, Sunday afternoon.

Dr. C.H. CUMMINGS of Fairview, Missouri, was visiting his uncle, A.W. GENTRY, this week and doing some veterinary work in our community.

Mrs. Ben FORBIS and children spent Friday with Mrs. John FORBIS.

Mr. E.E. ROGERS is painting his house this week.

Blackburn:

Rev. CAVES left the first of th week for Cushing, to attend district conference. He was joined there by Mrs. CAVES, who has been visiting relatives and friends at Bigsby, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Ida WILSON closed a very successful term of school at Bartlesville last week and returned to her home here in Blackburn to spend her vacation with her mother, Mrs. Perry WILKERSON.

Mrs. BLARE, of Washington, is visiting her aunt, Mrs. S.A. MILBURN.

Hal CARTER, of Kaw City, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. CARTER, last week.

John MOHNEY went to Tulsa Friday for medical treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. Felix HILL and little daughter, Louise, went to Cushing Saturday, to visit relatives.

Dr. MARLOW announces the arrival of a fine baby boy, who put in his appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ray LOPER, formerly of this place, but now live near Cleveland.

Mrs. KELLY of Cushing, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Flora WASHBURN.

Mr. M.L. KERSHNER went to Oklahoma City Monday to be with his sister, who is very low.

Ollie KEETON transacted business in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. S.A. MILBURN, accompanied by their aunt, Mrs. Blare, of Washington, and little grandchildren, Rex MILBURN and Irma STONE, went to Jefferson, Oklahoma Saturday, to visit their daughter, Mrs. Floyd STONE.

Maramec, Route 1:

The party at Mr. RICHARDSON's was well attended Monday night.

Mr. GRIMES and daughter, Maude, were in Pawnee, Saturday.

Mrs. Ledford and daughter, Minnie, and Hattie PATTISON were Pawnee shoppers Saturday.

Ernest LAWSON, Willie JOHNSON and Chalmer ALLEN spent Thursday night on Camp Creek fishing.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom JOHNSON and son, Ed, and children, were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude SHAW and two children and George RICE are visiting relatives at Newkirk this week.

Cy HESSLER was in Pawnee, Saturday afternoon.

Hattie HESSER is staying with Grandma SHAW this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim BRANNUM started to Colorado in their car last week.

Miss Pet and Ollie WALKER were Maramec shoppers Tuesday.

Ed BLAKE and wife started to California Monday, to make their future home.

Notice To Creditors:
No. 791 - In the Matter of the Estate of Madison H. BRETZ, Deceased...C.J. SHAPARD, Administrator.
In the matter of the estate of Sarah J. BELL, Deceased, late of Terlton...Burton W. BELL, Administrator.
In the Matter of the Estate of Olls E. BEVAN, Deceased, Clara BEVAN, Executrix, Probate No. 760.
Notice of Final Settlement and Distribution: A.R. PATTISON, Administrator...Estate of Mattie M. Bates SWART, deceased.
In the matter of the application of Mary A. LISCUM and Fred C. LISCUM and Frank N. LISCUM, minors...
Notice For Hearing Petition For Probate of Will and Letters Testamentary...In the matter of the Estate of Frank YINGLING, Jr., Deceased. James A. MCLAUGHLIN has filed in this Court a duly authenticated copy of an instrument purporting to the the last will and testament of Frank YINGLING, Jr., deceased...No. 794

Holstein and General Farm Sale:
As I am going to California, I will sell at Public Auction at my place 8 miles south and 2 miles east of Pawnee, one and one-half miles south and five miles west of Maramec, four miles north and three west of Quay, one mile south and one-half mile east of Lone Chimney, Oklahoma, commencing at 10 o'clock a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 1919...E.E. BATES, Owner.

Professional Cards:

E. KYGER - Painting & Paperhanging - Inside Decorating a Specialty. All work guaranteed.

Dr. A.H. BAGBY - Dentist

Dr. A. Catherine COLES - Osteopath

Thurman S. HURST - Lawyer

Edwin R. MCNEILL, Attorney-at-Law

Dr. J. L. COLES - Physician

Geo. E. MERRITT - Lawyer

Lost: a brooch between my home and Methodist church Sunday. Finder, please return and receive reward. Mrs. J.W. CALLAHAN.

Money Found: Owner can have same by describing property and paying for this notice. A.M. GOOD

Summer Kindergarten - A six-weeks' course, from June 2nd unt6il July 18. Call Vera ROE.

House To Rent: for washing and ironing for two. One house for rent, man to work on farm. Wheeler TURNER.

Tomato Plants - Different varieties, ready for transplanting. See Chas. GASSERT, just west of standpipe.

Ford Roadster and Touring Car for sale, both in first-class condition. 1917-18 models, Cap SCOTT, Skedee, Oklahoma.

Fram Loans and Insurance - Go to Geo. W. REID.

For Sale: Mebane Cotton Seed, $5,00 per 100 - J.A. BRENNEMAN.

Silver Laced Wyandottes - A vigorous laying strain; 15 eggs for $1.25 - Ora CURTIS, Pawnee, Route 1, Box 36.


May 22, 1919

Mrs. H.R. SHUPE
Viona WOODWARD was born April 20, 1866, in Polk County, Iowa, and departed this life May 17, 1919 at Pawnee, Oklahoma, at the age of 53 years and 27 days. She was married October 2nd, 1889, to H.R. SHUPE at Winterset, Iowa, from which place they moved to Audubon, Iowa, and after residing there two years moved again to Pocahontas and from Pocahontas to Pawnee, where they have lived ever since.
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and three children, one son, Otto M. SHUPE of Pawnee; Mrs. Goldia KLOXIN and Olga Neola SHUPE, also of Pawnee. The funeral was held Sunday at the home, the services being conducted by Rev. Turner of the Christian church.
Mrs. SHUPE's health had been bad for several years but her death was hastened by small pox, which was too much for her already impaired system. She was a splendid woman, highly respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the Woman's Relief Corps of Pawnee and the members participated in the funeral ceremonies. The sympathy of the entire community go out to this bereaved family.

Seniors Entertained
One of the prettiest entertainments that has ben given for the Seniors was that for Harold MARX by Mrs. Lloyd MARX and Miss Sadie MANNHEIMER, at the latter's home Monday night. Special invitations were extended to the Seniors and faculty and a splendid evening was spent by all.
The house was beautifully decorated in banks of green, and in the absence of the white carnations ordered by the hostess, which failed to arrive, white roses were used, as the class colors were green and white. The refreshments consisted of brick ice cream and white cake, and each guest was given a beautiful balloon as a favor. Much pleasure was gotten from the favors, and each guest expressed their pleasure with the evening and voted Harold and his cousins splendid entertainers.

142nd Infantry To Come Home Soon
April 19, 1919
Dear Aunt and Uncle:
Received your kind and most welcomed letter dated 1st of April, was certainly glad to hear from you, and that everything was all right. I am in the best of health and hope that this finds you the same. The best news that I have heard in a long time is that we are going to leave this area in the next two weeks for La Mans, Embarkation Center, that will put us in the States about the 1st of July. But don't let this home-going news scare you into not writing; write till you see me coming down the track, ha! ha! For I am in the army and am sure of nothing, understand?
Well, I am busy turning in all surplus equipment. When we get to La Mans, I will write again. Write soon. With love to all.
Your nephew,
SGT. Lewis RABA,
Co. D., 142nd Infantry
A.P.O. 796, Am. Ex. Force

Graduate Recital
The Baptist church was well filled last night when Nola Grace PEARSON gave a recital, upon the conclusion of her full term in music, which she has taken from Mrs. B.L. PETER. This is the first of Mrs. PETER's pupils to complete the full course that she gives and Mis Nola was presented with a certificate by her teacher.
The church was beautifully decorated with large ferns, green and white tulle and large pink roses. A umber of Mrs. PETER's other pupils assisted in the program. An appreciative audience listened to every number and those rendered by the graduate, show that her time has been well spent and prove that she has much ability as a musician. The whole class, in their white dresses, made a splendid picture and bespeaks much credit to the teacher as well as to the pupils. Participants: Margaret BRUINGTON, Elmina GRIMSLEY, Annie JOHNSON, Juana MANNING, Lillian KERN, Emily HUGHES, LaVerne ROE, Olive SWALLEY.

Hit By Car
Little Flora MEEKER was struck by a car driven by Joseph GRIMSLEY yesterday, as she was going to school. The accident occurred near the school house, as she was going back at noon. It could not be ascertained yet last night just how badly she as hurt as she was still unconscious.
This morning she is getting along nicely. She says she was watching another car coming and did not see this one.

Recital
The pupils of Miss Lena WOOD, teacher of Expression and of Miss MATHIS, director in Music, gave a recital at the high school auditorium Friday evening. Every number on the program was rendered and several encores were responded to in a splendid manner. The work of the pupils as well as the reading rendered by Miss WOOD herself, show her ability as a teacher, and the splendid drills and folk dances given by the pupils of Miss MATHIS show patience with the little folks, as well as ability. Everyone expressed their appreciation of a most enjoyable evening.

Cafe Sold
Harry THOMPSON sold the Busy Bee cafe Saturday to Bob MCSPADDEN, of Ralston. Mr. THOMPSON is going to try out door work for a while, and as Mr. McSpadden has been in the same business before, he will no doubt have a good business here.

Married
Miss Alma WELLS and Mr. Thomas REED, of Terlton, Oklahoma, were united in marriage by Rev. F.D. STEVICK at the Methodist parsonage in Pawnee, Oklahoma on Monday, May 19, 1919. They will make their home in Kansas, where Mr. REED is engaged in oil production. Their many friends join to congratulate them and wish them well in the voyage of life.

Art Circle Entertained
The members of the Art Circle 3ntertained at the home of Mrs. L.V. ORTON yesterday afternoon in honor of Mrs. F.C. SHOEMAKER. The afternoon was very pleasantly spent. The guest of honor was presented with a beautiful Oklahoma souvenir spoon by her sister members, and each wrote a prescription and put it in a bottle for Mrs. SHOEMAKER to take along with her to her new home, to be referred to and used in time of need. Music and the daintiest of refreshments helped pass the afternoon all too quickly,.

To Arkansas City For Treatment
Mr. and Mrs. TATRO, accompanied by Mrs. Ella THARP and Rev. JOHNSON, came in from Maramec yesterday en route to Arkansas City in their car. Mrs. TATRO was to enter a hospital there for treatment for gall stones, which she has been suffering a long time. She has many friends in Pawnee who wish that she may get complete relieve from her trouble.

The U.T.D.'s Entertained
The U.T.D. Evening Club met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry MARLIN last Monday evening. Mrs. MARLIN, Mrs. HUGHES, and Mrs. WOODS were the hostesses, and with the help of Mr. WOOD and Mr. MARLIN as hosts, succeeded in giving all a very enjoyable evening. The decorations were in pink, the club color. Dainty refreshments of ice cream, angel cake and coffee were served. The special guests of the evening were Mr. and Mrs. C.H. JOHNSON, Greencastle, Missouri; Mr. LeRoy SPRINGER, lately returned from France; and Mr. Cecil JAY of Pawnee.

Marriage Licenses
John LANDERS, Pawnee to Nancy LOPEZ, Pawnee.
Ernest DECKER, Maramec to Noelena WILSON, Pawnee.
Tom ALLEN, Pawnee to Mrs. Fannie MOTT, Perry.
Wallace W. BROUGHTON, Cooperstown, Oklahoma, to Mrs. Mary C. BROUGHTON, Quay.
Thos. V. REED, Terlton to Alma WELLS, Terlton.

Junior-Senior Banquet A Brilliant Affair
Tuesday night, May 20, the Junior-Senior banquet was given at the National Hotel. The genial proprietor, Mr. Doc SCOTT, had charge of the management and the menu. The program and decorations were originated by the Juniors under the supervision of their sponsor, Miss Conner.
The Seniors and faculty were the guests of the Juniors. The hotel was a splendid place for this reception and banquet and the decorations were most beautiful. The reception room and parlor were decorated in the Junior colors, the bronze and blue. Banks of fern and a profusion of red roses were used all through the rooms. In the double window of the parlor, a huge mirror was placed, and banked with ferns and upon this set a basket of hot house roses. Ropes of the bronze and blue led from the chandeliers to each corner of the room. The spacious dining room, which is finished in green and white, made a splendid background for the Senior colors, which are also green and white. The orchestra was stationed in one corner and surrounded by a wall of ferns. Large colonnades in the center of the room were twined with green and white. The most beautiful of all was the splendidly arranged table which was in the form of an immense horseshoe, making it all together seventy-five feet long.
Snowy linen and shining silver was set off by lovely baskets of the red roses, tied with bows of green and white tulle and set at intervals along the table. With the dainty place card at each plate was a white carnation as a favor. the beautiful evening gowns of the girls and the dark suits of the boys made a splendid color combination with the decorations.
Many who have had the opportunity to attend all kinds of functions, assure Mr. SCOTT that they had never seen a more beautiful table, nor a better appointed service. The guests arrived at 8:30 and were received by Miss Esther PERRY, president; Mr. Lloyd BUZAN, Editor; Miss Grace BROWN, treasurer of the Juniors, and their sponsor, Miss Conner. Prof. and Mrs. CHARLTON and Prof. and Mrs. BELL were also in line.
The audience consisting of eighty-seven persons, lined up for the promenade. The guests were led by Miss PERRY and directed to their places, marked by dainty cards, by Mr. BUZAN. They were seated by a toast given by the toastmaster, Leroy STEWART. Serving commenced at 9:25. Music was furnished during the evening by the orchestra.
Following is the Program:
Toastmaster - Leroy STEWART
Toast of Welcome - Esther PERRY
Response - Chester GOULD
Violin Solo - Lexie MARLIN
"The Busy Body" - J.D.A. STOCKTON
Vocal Solo - Carol PETER
Piano Solo - Louise KRAUSS
Toast To All Present - Supt. ROBINSON
Response For Seniors - Waite CLARK
Response For Juniors - Lesta BERRY
Response For Faculty - Prof. CHARLTON
Menu:
Grape Punch, Chicken bouillon in cups, Olives, Pickles, Radishes, Roast Young Turkey, Sage Dressing, Cold boiled ham, Deviled eggs on lettuce leaves; Snowflake potatoes, Sifted peas, Sliced iced tomatoes, National hot rolls, Neapolitan Salad, Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream, Vanilla ice cream, White and black cake, Assorted fruits and bonbons, Mixed nuts, Iced Tea, Cocoa.

Entertained Class
Miss Edna SCHORNICK entertained eight boys and eight girls of the seventh grade class in school Tuesday evening at her home. Their class colors of yellow and white were carried out in the decorations and in the refreshments, which consisted of yellow and white cake and ice cream. The evening was spent playing games and listening to victrola music. Everyone says they enjoyed themselves immensely.

A Fish Story
For many long weeks, three men of our town had been needing a rest. They had worked long and hard and the rest was well deserved, as well as needed. Their names are Clarence BARNES, Elmer PERRY and Bert HOWELL. But where to go to get this needed rest was the question. they hunted up catalogues and different descriptions of countries that they thought they would like to visit and finally decided on one, a booklet of beautiful pictures of Missouri. There was a picture of a smoothly flowing river, lovely trees with overhanging branches, cattle grazing contentedly in the fields and everything that goes to make a trip pleasant, but above all, the pictures of the fish that would come up and bite just as soon as you had cast your hook in the stream, were the most wonderful.
They decided on this place immediately, and packing their Ford, they set out as quickly as possible. They were fortunate again in having a Ford to make the trip in, as it went so fast that it kept ahead of the rains all the way. Reaching their destination, they left their car at Galena and taking their boat, launched it in the James River and commence fishing. They succeeded in catching four little fish after long and laborious fishing, none of them more than three inches long. They decided to float down the stream for a ways, thinking that their luck would be better, when in the middle of the stream their boat struck a stump and capsized.
Clarence and Elmer were fortunate enough to land on the stump but Bert went down the steam with the upturned boat, and about one-half mile down, by catching branches and working his way, he succeeded in pulling the boat ashore. As they had lost all of their provisions and fishing tackle and had gotten a good bath, they decided it was time to go home, even though the time allotted for them to stay was not more than one-third gone. They arrived here Friday looking much rested and refreshed from their pleasant trip.

Announcement
One of the prettiest parties ever given in Pawnee was the luncheon given Saturday by Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD when she announced to her engagement to Mr. Sydney Augustus TERRY of Alabama. There was a profusion of pink roses in the house and each table had a basket of American Beauties, tied with blue tulle. The morning was spent playing auction, at which Miss Louise KRAUSS made high score. At noon a delightful six-course luncheon was served by Misses Florence BADGER, Louise KRAUSS and Lexie MARTIN.
Miss Elizabeth is both charming and talented, and her many friends, while rejoicing with her, regret that she will be leaving Pawnee. The following were out-of-town guests: Misses Bess HUDSON and Grace DOWNING of Tulsa, and Miss Mildred WITCRAFT of Fairfax.

Senior Carnival
Miss Helen STERLING, Miss Zoe MARLOWE and Egar Waite CLARK entertained the Senior class Wednesday afternoon at 3:30. They drove to the CLARK farm, where they were met at the entrance to the Carnival grounds by Mrs. ARMSTRONG, who presented each with tickets for each concession. Upon entering, they found Mrs. Maxwell JAY inviting them to throw hoops for a whip, while Miss Sadie MANNHEMER did a splendid business at the pop stand.
Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD was in charge of the nigger baby stand, where all who could hit the baby got a bouncing ball. Mrs. Roy BERRY effectively announced the presence of a very wild man, while Miss Elsie HUTCHNSON, within the bower, explained his absence and distributed his toys. Mrs. FLUHATY held forth at the Gypsy tent and told their fortunes, and Miss Maxine HUDSON presented each with a paper cap. Miss SELPH had charge of the booth where whistle balloons were presented to all who could use a dart. Miss STERLING, assisted by Messrs. CLARK and FLUHARTY, had charge of the most popular booth, where plenty of hamburgers, coffee, and ice cream cones were served.
All but three of the Senior class and their sponsor, Prof. CHARLTON, were present.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends for their kindness and help during our recent bereavement; also, for the beautiful offerings. - H.R. SHUPE and family.

Local News:
Mrs. Jennie BRENNEMAN and son, Malcolm, of Oilton, were in Pawnee the last of the week, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. SNYDER.

U. LONG was in from Hallett on business today.

Mrs. Zeb MCALLISTER of Arkansas City, came down today to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW.

Mr. and Mrs. Brown MOORE arrived in Pawnee yesterday and will reside in the PETER property, west of the Ford garage. Mr. MOORE has associated himself with Mr. ORTON in the practice of law, and on behalf of the citizens of Pawnee County, we welcome Mr. and Mrs. MOORE to the best town and county in the State.

The Delphian Chapter will meet with Mrs. E.G. GRAY as hostess on Thursday, May 29.

As a special inducement, B.A. LEHEW will give silverware coupon tickets on all old accounts paid up by June 1st.

For Sale: A good milk cow. Ray DAVIDSON, Pawnee, Oklahoma.

Mrs. W.H. BERG and granddaughter, Goldie CREVELING, went to Valley Saturday to visit her daughter.

Misses Opal COX and Leona PETERS, of Enid, were the guests of their aunt, Mrs. J.B. WARNER, Sunday.

Mrs. Roma BRANSTETTER and two sons of Skedee, spent the day in Pawnee visiting and shopping Saturday.

Mrs. A.H. CAVE and daughter, Velma, of Maramec, were in Pawnee Saturday having some dental work done.

Mrs. E.L. TIMMONS of Fort Worth, Texas, came in yesterday to visit her mother, Mrs. Alice BARROW and her brother.

Mr. Wilmer BUSHORR and wife and son are taking a two week vacation and are visiting her people at Guthrie.

Mrs. Gil GOULD and little daughter, Helen, went to Casey Saturday, to visit her mother, Mrs. MILLER, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. MEADERS, of Eldorado, Kansas, were her for the weekend visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.I. PUMROY.

Mrs. Ethel MESSECAR left yesterda6y for Pratt, Kansas, where she will visit friends until June 1st, being their for Memorial service.

Pvt. Jack GORLEY, of Fort Sill, who has been here for the past fifteen days on business and visiting old friends, left for home Tuesday.

Born, to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. MERRYMAN on Friday, May 16, a fine baby girl. She has been christened Audna Barmettlor MERRYMAN.

J.I. SHORT returned Saturday from Guthrie after having been released from the petit jury. He spent two days in Oklahoma City while away.

Mrs. Maud WRINKLE, of Mannford, who had been visiting her husband at Fort Worth, Texas, spent the day in Pawnee, Saturday on her way home.

Mr. and Mrs. John REYNARD and children, who have been here for some time visiting his sister, Mrs. C.A. HAUN, left yesterday for their home at Toronto, Kansas.

Chas. ROBINSON came in from Wynona, where he has a branch lumber yard and spent the week end with his mother, Mrs. W.R. ROBINSON.

Edna VAUGHN came home Monday from Keystone, where she closed a successful term of school. She has accepted the same school for the coming term, at a raise in salary of $15 per month.

Mr. and Mrs. H.A. DESSERY, of Kansas City, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. M.T. MAUDLIN, left for their home yesterday.

Mrs. Chas. MILLIS came in from Oilton Thursday, to spend a few days with her folks while her husband is looking after the new building he is having erected there.

Miss Mildred MERRITT came in Tuesday from Ralston and spent a few days with Miss Vera STAFFORD. Miss MERRITT has just concluded a successful term of school at Ralston.

Mr. SAYRE is carrying an arm in a sling as a result of a kick by his Ford early this morning. The right arm was broken near the wrist and the wrist thrown out of joint, making a very painful hurt.

Mr. Wm. SUMMY and daught3r, Nellie, Miss Lucy MCCULLOUGH of Ralston and Messrs. Maurice SUMMY and Wm. WOLF of Burkburnett, Texas, motored down from Ralston today.

Sagerville:

Mr. B.L. WITTICH returned home Friday evening, after a two week visit in Cushing, Oklahoma.

The party that was given at Clyde TOMBERLIN's last Thursday night was well attended. All report having a fine time.

H.R. WITTICH and family spent Saturday on their farm.

Mr. and Mrs. John TANSY, who live west of Pawnee, spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. Will CULVER, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. IRELAND spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. Elmer CRAFT.

Mr. BOBEIUS and son, Henry, Mr. and Mrs. JONES, Mr. and Mrs. Will SHAFFER, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. CULVER, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH, and Mrs. Ruth COLIN spent the day in Pawnee, Saturday.

Alpla WITTICH is spending a few days with her aunt, Mrs. H.R. WITTICH at Pawnee.

Orval JONES sold his buggy last week and bought a Ford car from Mr. Walter HESTAND.

Little Ethel CULVER returned home Sunday from a two week stay at her aunt's, Mrs. John TANSY.

Miss Ruby CULVER is spending the week with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. TANSY, north of Pawnee.

Bert JONES returned Monday from Camp Bowie. We are glad to welcome our boys back home.

Letter From Overseas
I received a letter from you this morning, so will answer it now, for if I don't I may never be in that notion again. You know I never was much of a hand to write.
I have just got back from a fourteen day pass to Nice, also went across into Italy. I surely had a fine time. That is the garden spot of France - the sun shines all the time, that is in the day time. That is the sunny France you read about. I have been to Paris, Lyon, Marseilles and Nice, also went to Monte Carlo and saw the biggest gambling place in the world.
So you see, I have seen about all of France that amounts to much. Of course that isn't all the touring of France that I have done. For I have traveled six hundred kilos on foot, but I am trying to forget that chapter of my tours of France.
From the looks of things I think I'll be a civilian by the first of July. Will close for now.
Hamilton STEWART

Lela Lines:

Mr. JAMES came home from amp Funston, Wednesday. We are glad to welcome him home, but understand he has reinlisted for another year.

Mrs. B.H. FAIRCHILDS returned home Saturday from Kansas, where she has been visiting relatives for the two weeks passed.

Mr. Steve SCHIEWE is having a smoke house erected over his new concrete cave, which he has just completed.

Miss Gladys GREENLEAF spent the weekend with friends in Pawnee.

Miss Lula ADAMS left here for Fredrick, Oklahoma, where she has accepted a position as stenographer. She was formerly engaged at the same occupation in Denver.

G.F. LONG has opened up an ice cream and soft drink parlor in the Vaughn building on the north side.

Mr. Jerry CAMPBELL has just had a new chicken house completed on his place on Route 2.

Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HALL attended a big dinner at her sisters south of Morrison, Sunday.

Helen FAIRCHILDS was home from Stillwater Sunday.

Roy GREENLEAF made a business trip to Enid Friday, returning Saturday.

Mrs. BRUNER was taken to the hospital at Stillwater Saturday, where she will undergo an operation for gall stones. We hope for a successful operation and a speedy recovery.

Coal Creek:

The party at J.H. HARDMAN's last Wednesday evening, given in honor of his son, Cecil's return from France, was attended by a large crowd and all enjoyed themselves. Refreshments of cake and coffee were served.

Mrs. Joe PENNY called on Mrs. REDDICK Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. J. ALLENBAUGH's father came in Saturday for a short visit.

Chas. BECK and son shipped a car of cattle to Oklahoma City, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. HARDMAN were Skedee visitors Saturday.

Walter BARNES had the misfortune to have a horse cut on the wire.


May 29, 1919

Another Of The Old Boys Gone
J.H. BENNER passed away at the home of his son, Chas. BENNER, Sunday night, May 25, at 2 o'clock, at the age of 75 years and 20 days. He had been in poor health for several years and diabetes hastened his demise. He was born in Grundy County, Missouri, May 5, 1844. For the past sixteen years he had been with his son, and for nine years they had lived in Pawnee County, at Maramec, and the past two years a mile south of Pawnee.
He leaves a son, Chas. BENNER, with whom he was living, and a daughter, Mrs. R.P. COOK, of Kansas City. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Jane PRUSSER of California, and Mrs. Francis CROCKETT of Perry, Oklahoma. Mrs. CROCKETT and son, Jennings CROCKETT and family, and John CROCKETT, all of Perry and Mrs. Harve BELDEN, his granddaughter of Maramec, came to Pawnee for the funeral.
The services were conducted at the home of his son Tuesday morning, and the remains were taken to the cemetery at Maramec for interment. Rev. TURNER of the Christian church preached a splendid sermon, giving comfort to the bereaved relatives. Six of the young soldiers acted as pallbearers, thus honoring an old soldier.

Celebrate Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. Ike KATZ celebrated the tenth anniversary of their wedding last Sunday in a novel manner. They gave a splendid five-course dinner at the National Hotel to their salespeople and several relatives. The dinner was a very enjoyable affair. The tables were decorated with carnations and American Beauty roses. Those from out of town attending were Mr. and Mrs. Jake KATZ and baby of Yale, Mr. and Mrs. J.K. KATZ of Stillwater, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice COLEMAN of Yale, and Mrs. Mary MAYER and daughter, Rose, and son, Joe, of Oilton.

Shower
Not a hard rain like we have ben having lately, but a beautiful shower was given yesterday by Mrs. E.G. GRAY in honor of Miss Gladys BATES. The members of the Junior Auxiliary, which Mrs. GRAY organized when the girls were small, were the guests invited. Each guest brought to Miss BATES a dainty gift such as girls delight in getting for their hope boxes. Mrs. GRAY served splendid refreshments of strawberries, ice cream and cake, which was appreciated by all. The guests were Misses BATES and her cousin, Miss Jennie Lou STRANGE from Houston, Texas, Norma and Louise KRAUSS, Nellie CAUGHEY, Florence BADGER, Helen STERLING, Maxine SHOEMAKER, Mrs. Ed VANDERVOORT and Mrs. BATES and Mrs. BOOTH, mother and aunt of the bride to be. The afternoon was spent playing bridge.

Married
Percy RAU and Miss Bessie JOBES, both of Pawnee, were married here Friday morning. They are both well known here and highly respected. Percy has been employed at Wynona with a lumber company for some time and they will make their home their. Their many friends wish them happiness in their new home.

Miss Laura BURCH and Mr. Earl GAMBILL were married Sunday evening. The young people are both well known in Pawnee, but their marriage came as a surprise to their friends, who nevertheless wish them happiness.

Passed Away
On Monday, May 19, Mr. Joe LIZAR, who lives near Maramec, was listing in a stumpy piece of ground when the lister struck a stump and flew up, hitting and causing a five inch rupture. He was hurried to the hospital at Stillwater, and all done for him that could be, but his life could not be saved. He died Friday night about 12 o'clock and his body brought back here for interment.
Mr. LIZAR was a man of middle age, well known around Pawnee, as he was a noted fruit farmer, his farm usually supplying the greater part of the fruit used here. He leaves a wife and several children and a brother in Pawnee County. The family have the sympathy of the entire county in their trouble.

Summer Kindergarten
Summer Kindergarten commences June 2nd at 8:30 in the Primary room at the high school building. Do not let this opportunity pass. Your children must learn to play, as well as work, and this instruction will give them such a good beginning for their school work in the winter. They will have become acquainted with their little classmates and know how to act in the school room, as well as the many other things that they are taught. Miss Vera ROE will be the teacher and her ability is well known. The tuition will be one dollar per week or five dollars per term. Anyone wishing to send their children, please notify Miss ROE at once.

Entertained With Song
Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD was entertained in a novel way last Saturday, at the home of Miss Gladys BATES. Her engagement having been recently announced, the Music club decided to give her a love-song shower. Each sang a love song as part of the evening's program and the bride-to-be was the audience. As she was president of the club and would be leaving for her new home soon, it was decided to elect new officers and Mrs. Frank HUDSON was elected president; Mrs. R.F. BELLEW vice president; and Miss BATES, secretary and treasurer. After the program, refreshments of ice cream and wafers was served, and all went home wishing Miss SHAPARD much happiness in her new home.

Local News:
Mrs. Wm. WATSON came up from Maramec Saturday, to visit her mother, Mrs. E.N. SMITH, and to accompany her daughter, Florence, who has been attending school here, home. WATSON and SMITH researcher: Rita BUFORD - rbcats@yahoo.com

Miss Carol PETER entertained several of her friends at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. PETER, on Monday night in honor of Miss Maxine SHOEMAKER, who is leaving soon for her home in Texas. A very pleasant evening was spent, a three-course dinner was served, and everyone went home wishing the guest of honor happiness in her new home.

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. SHOEMAKER spent the day here yesterday with their son, F.C. SHOEMAKER and family, as they are expecting to leave for their new home at Fort Worth, Texas, in a few days.

Malcom Davis, who has been in the overseas hospital service for over a year, was discharged at Camp Pike yesterday and will be home today. He will arrive on the 4:45 train this afternoon. We are glad to have the boys coming back.

Marcella WALSH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank WALSH, returned this week from the service of Uncle Sam in France. He expresses his opinion of France by saying that if he had a home in h- and a farm in France, he would sell his farm and go home.

Mrs. B.L. PETER entertained her music class Monday evening with a picnic supper on the lawn of her home. Over forty members were present and a most enjoyable evening was spent. It is a pleasure to belong to Mrs. Peter's class, as she always has their happiness, as well as their interest at heart.

The CATLETT farm just east of this city was sold Wednesday to Mr. Ed ROGERS of Quay, who will take possession in September. Mr. ROGERS in buying this farm was also looking for a good school for his children, and after looking around found Pawnee was the place. We will be glad to welcome Mr. ROGERS and family in our community.

Prof. Myron MARX, who was her visiting his grandmother, was called back to Guthrie to teach in the summer school at that place.

Miss Ruth DARBY came in this week from Altamont, Kansas, where she has been living the past year. Had she not moved away, she would have made another graduate for the class of 1919, which held their commencement Tuesday night, as she belonged to the class before her departure.

Miss Lillie WALTERS entertained her Sunday school class of boys of the Christian church last Saturday with a car ride and a picnic at the Reunion grounds, where they built a fire and had a good old-fashioned weiner roast, besides having plenty of sandwiches and ice cream, just what a boy likes. They spent a pleasant afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Harley DAVIS and daughter, Delmoine, came in from Stillwater yesterday, en route to Cleveland to visit his mother. Harley just arrived in Stillwater Friday from overseas. He will return to Pawnee and go to work in the post office again Monday. His family will follow as soon as a house can be secured.

Dr. and Mrs. MARLOWE came over from Blackburn Tuesday to attend the high school commencement exercises. Miss Zoe MARLOWE, who graduated, accompanied them home that night.

Myron MARX and wife and baby came up from Guthrie Friday evening to spend some time visiting his grandmother, Mrs. Gertrude SALE.

Miss Nellie CAUGHEY spent the weekend visiting her sister at Cushing.

Mr. and Mrs. L.V. LUND of Eastland, Texas, are the proud parents of a baby boy, born May 17. Mrs. LUND was formerly Miss Clella BESHEARS, of Pawnee. Her mother, Mrs. BESHEARS, went down to visit them and to see her grandson.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. BOOMER were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick MCCLAIN one day last week on their way to Howard City, Michigan. They were accompanied to Michigan by Mr. McClain's mother, Mrs. Sarah MCCLAIN, who will visit relatives there this summer.

Mrs. George TRAVER of Casey spent the day in Pawnee Monday having dental work done.

Miss Sherwell MCBRIDE of Guthrie has been employed at Marx Brothers Department Store.

Miss Isabel LEHEW, who has been teaching at Billings, spent the weekend at her home in Pawnee.

Miss Nina PROCTOR of Kaw City, came down Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. Leslie HOOPER and family.

Miss Maud STICH is quarantined at home this week with the small pox, and Miss Alpha and her brother are living away from home.

Clyde BRANDON, who has been at home on a four month furlough, returned the first of the week to camp at Long Island, New York.

Mrs. S.T. Allen of Drummond, who has been spending the past week with her mother, Mrs. Jno. FORBIS, returned to her home yesterday.

Miss Sarah GOODLOE and niece, Helen FLEMING, left yesterday for their home at Sennett after having spent the winter in Pawnee.

Mrs. Jennie HARTLEY and granddaughter, Helen DAVIES, were guests of friends in Pawnee this week and attended the baccalaureate services and commencement. They returned to their home in Skedee yesterday.

Mrs. Carl WILES of Morrison spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. M. PIERCE and daughter, Alice, are spending this week visiting in Oilton.

Prof. BELL and wife went to Tulsa Saturday to spend a few days visiting her parents.

W.G. DUNCAN was in from Valley Tuesday and extended his subscription to this paper.

Mrs. L.B. HOOVER who has been in from Hallett for a few days, left Saturday for her home, accompanied by her sister, Miss May HUSSEY.

Elbert and Thos. REESE were called to their old home at Niangua, Missouri, the first of the week by the severe illness of their mother.

Mrs. COMPTON was up from Terlton Tuesday evening to attend commencement. Her daughter, Marie, who was one of the graduates, accompanied her home Wednesday.

Miss Ida WOLF of Yale was here last week nursing her mother, who had been quite ill. She returned home on Sunday, leaving her mother much improved.

Mrs. H.C. CANFIELD came over from Blackburn for the graduation of her granddaughter, Miss Nellie MORPHIS. Miss Nellie returned home with her yesterday.

Mrs. L.S. BAILEY of Maramec spent Tuesday night in Pawnee, attending the commencement exercises. Her niece, Miss Annie MOORE, was one of the graduates.

Mrs. Lula HENLSEY and Mrs. Jennie LANGFORD, of Eldorado, Kansas, and Mrs. Dorothy RICHARDSON of Augusta, Kansas, were guests of Mrs. LANGFORD's sister, Mrs. R.E. NUTTLE, the past week, leaving for their home Tuesday.

Roy BRANDON came up from Pershing, where he is working, to spend the weekend with his mother.

Miss Esther MALLORY went to Terlton Tuesday, to visit her sister, Mrs. S.J. STRATTON, for a short time.

Miss Mary CONNER, who has been in the high school here for the past term, left Saturday for her home at Hamilton, Missouri.

Miss Emma KRAUSS was at home for the weekend from Oklahoma City, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. KRAUSS.

Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan ARMSTRONG spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.N. REESE, returning to their home at Terlton yesterday.

Miss Pearl PRIEST, who has been employed as milliner at Marx Department Store, left Sunday for her home at Booneville, Indiana, where she will spend the summer.

Mrs. B.W. GERDES and daughter and Mrs. H.A. HARDING and son of Hobart and Minco, Oklahoma, were in Pawnee yesterday en route to Skedee to visit Mrs. A. GERDES.

Mr. and Mrs. E. HARMER of Glencoe, were called to Kansas City yesterday on account of the illness of her father. They spent the day here with their children between trains.

Mildred SUNDERLAND, of Arkansas City, came in Tuesday to visit her great aunt, Mrs. J.M. GRIMSLEY, and family, also to be here for commencement exercises Tuesday night.

Miss Jennie Lou STRANGE of Houston, Texas, came in Tuesday to visit her cousin, Miss Gladys BATES.

Miss Lela MCGUIRE was down from Newkirk the first of the week visiting her sister, Mrs. Leonard CUSTER.

Mrs. Wayne BAKER, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. WARREN, at Hillsboro, Texas, for the past month, returned home Sunday.

Mrs. Catlett-Mayberry is in Pawnee visiting her daughter, Mrs. Ed VANDERVOORT and son Ed CATLETT. She will wait here for the return of her son, Fitz Hugh CATLETT, from overseas, before returning to her home in Arkansas.

Mrs. J.L. LEHEW and son, Clifford, will go to New York soon for the summer.

Mrs. Glen SHEPLER and baby were here from Tulsa for the weekend to visit Mrs. Zeb MCALESTER, who was down from Arkansas City visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW.

Miss Elsie HUTCHINSON left Friday to visit relatives for some time at Shattuck, Oklahoma.

Elmer ECHOHAWK, who has been in hospital service of the medical department of the army, has received his discharge and returned home last Thursday.

News From Over Pawnee County

Maramec, Route 1

Mr. Joe LIZAR was hurt seriously last Monday while listing, by the lister striking a stump. He was buried in Maramec cemetery Sunday afternoon. Our sympathy is extended to the family in their sad loss. He leaves a wife, four daughters and one son to mourn his loss.

Edgar LANDERS returned home Sunday from overseas.

Mr. E.H. WALKER sold one of his farms to Mr. CUPP, from near Twin Mounds, for $5,000.

Mr. and Mrs. GRIMES have been very sick the past week with a bad cold.

Mr. CHARLTON and son, Clarence, are visiting at Oilton.

Jim BRANNUM sent a telegram back to the children from Colorado that Mrs. BRANNUM was sick there.

Lela Lines

Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler TURNER entertained the young folks Friday evening. All report a fine time.

Mr. and Mrs. HUTCHINSON and Mr. and Mrs. TRIMBLE have gone to Kansas via their Ford to visit relatives for a short while.

L.D. GOWING is able to be out against after a relapse of the mumps.

Mrs. FAIRCHILDS and twin were shopping in Lela Tuesday.

J.T. BISHOP had an accident with his Ford Sunday by running into a bank by the roadside. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the car is pretty badly damaged.

Mr. Ed COYLE is having the old elevator building torn down.

Miss Beatrice ADAMS spent the forepart of the week with her sister, Mrs. Carl WILES.

Skedee Valley

Grandpa HAMMERS, who has spent the past month visiting his friends, left Wednesday for Pleasant View, Missouri, to make his future home with his daughter, Mrs. Hugh DAVIS.

Mrs. Fred SMITH and sons, Norman and Tooboys, called at the REESE home Sunday.

Tom and Elbert REESE left Monday for Niangua, Missouri, to be at the bedside of their aged mother, who is quite ill.

The Hill Chapel League met with Mrs. Joe KIMBERLIN Friday night for choir practice and they also had an ice cream social for the benefit of the league.

Banner Items

Mrs. Minnie GREAGOR and children and sister, Miss Louise MOBIEUS, were Yale visitors Thursday.

We had a fine rain in this vicinity Monday evening and a little wind storm. F.C. PICKETT's crib was turned over and blown several feet.

Mt. Vernon

Ernest DEWITT came home Thursday, after having served 19 months in the service of Uncle Sam.

Bert ANDERSON arrived home Saturday. We are glad to see the boys returning home.

Married, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed COCHRAN, their daughter, Miss Virginia, to Mr. Chas. A. WILKERSON. The bride is a popular young lady of this vicinity, and Mr. WILKERSON is a son of Mrs. WHEATON, and but recently arrived from France. The ceremony was performed by Mr. Lee COCHRAN, a brother of the bride.

Mr. BRIGHAM and daughter, Fern, of Cushing, spent Sunday at Link DEWIIT's and Sunday night at the Jake GRANDSTAFF home.

Mr. and Mrs. C.K. LEWIS and their daughter, Bessie, of Drumright, spent Friday night and Saturday with his sister, Mrs. W.C. WITHERS.

Otis GROOMS has purchased the C.K. LEWIS farm, now occupied by Henry GILLILAND.

Earl JOHNSON is staying at the Cecil STONE home for a time.

Mrs. Will HART, of Quay, visited this week with her brother, C.W. HART, and father.

Lone Jack

The S.S. Club met with Mrs. DRAKE May 22. The club is growing both in interest and attendance.

Leola and Lester GENTRY motored to Maltsberger Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. H.F. FORBIS visited relatives at Skedee Sunday.

Little Ina GENTRY visited her Grandma MYERS last week.

Van and George MALTZBERGER visited home folks Sunday.

Mrs. Cumi GENTRY left Friday for Missouri, to visit relatives.

T.D. GENTRY of Fairview, Misouri, was visiting his brother, A.W. GENTRY, last week.

Miss Velma HAGA is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. HAGA, this week.

Mr. KINZEY and Mr. GARNER are putting up alfalfa hay this week.

Mrs. HAGA and daughter, Audra, visited Sunday at the BALDWIN home.

Arley HAGA, who is working at the HAGA garage, visited Sunday evening with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. HAGA. All enjoyed a car ride.

Mrs. RAU and daughter, Leola GENTRY and daughter and Opal GARNER spent Sunday at the MYERS home.

Miss Elfreda MYERS is staying with her sister, Mrs. Lester GENTRY this week.

Stony Point

Many of the farmers are planting kafir corn and cane now.

We are glad to see Ed SILVERS back. He has been in California for some time.

Rev. NAIL and family spent Sunday at the Rush home.

Miss Viola DIEHNEL is very busy preparing to leave for school Saturday.

Preaching at Stony Point Sunday morning and evening. Endeavor at 7 o'clock, Alma CARVER, leader.

We are sorry to lose Willie RUSH, who has moved to Cleveland.

Blackburn

Ray LOPER of Cleveland was a Blackburn visitor Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Orval DICK, of Cleveland, visited friends in Blackburn on Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. KELLEY of Cushing, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Flora WASHBURN, the past few weeks, returned to her home Wednesday.

Memorial services will be held at the M.E. Church by Rev. CAVE, Friday, May 30, at 2 p.m.

Mrs. HAMPTON is assisting in the MARLOW store this week.

Bob KREWITZ went to Pawhuska last night to resume his work there.

Mrs. Walter CLARE gave her husband a surprise evening in the way of a social, that being his birthday. After chore time, Walter settled himself for a nice, quiet evening with his newspaper when to his amazement the guests began to arrive. The evening was spent in playing games and visiting. Delicious refreshments consisting of strawberries and whipped cream, two kinds of cake, and cocoa were served. Those present besides the immediate family were: Mr. and Mrs. Felix HALL and little daughter, Louise; Mr. and Mrs. Joe FISHER, Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON, Mrs. Alva MARLOW and little daughter, Evelyn, and Merle and Chas. BRUBAKER. All departed at a late hour, wishing Walter many more happy birthdays.

Notice of sale of Property Acquired By Pawnee County At Resale:
Lot 14 in Block 8 in Mitscher's Addition to the City of Cleveland - sold to W.M. GILSON of Cleveland, Oklahoma - $33.50
Lot 6 in Block 17 in Waggs Addition to the City of Cleveland, sold to Geo. W. REYNOLDS of Cleveland, Oklahoma - $20.67
Lots 10 & 11 in Block 12 in the town of Ralston, sold to Harve POWELL of Ralston, Oklahoma, $195.65

Notice of Settlement Of Account - In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph M. CREED, Deceased...Mary E. CREED, administratix.

Order To Show Cause Upon Petition To Sell Real Estate: In the estate of Jennie Rouwark REALRIDER, Deceased...L.V. ORTON, Administrator.

Notice of Settlement of Account and Distribution - No. 762 - In the Matter of the Estate of A.C. SMITH, deceased...Okey L. SMITH, Administrator.

Notice of Settlement of Account and Distribution - No. 757 - In the Matter of the Estate of Lizzie RUNNINGSCOUT, deceased...S. THORNTON, Administrator.

Pawnee High School - Graduating Class of 1919
Honor Roll:
Helen PETER - Valedictorian
Drudie DAVIES - Salutatorian
Florence BEVINS, Violet CONRAD, Lloyd TENNYSON, Frank JOHNSON
Class Members:
J. Leslie LEHEW, Jr.
George Azro MOORE
Harry E. WEBBER
Leona May WHEELER
Mareva Anna MANNING
Albert Schley JUDY
Ruby Verne CALDWELL
James Harold GRIMSLEY
G. George TOLER
Zoe Louise MARLOW
Bessie Frances FEASTER
Florence Lorraine BEVINS
Vernon Wilson LIVESAY
Harry CAUGHEY
Lloyd Everett TENNYSON
Drudie Mae DAVIES
Lexie Elizabeth MARLIN
Florence A. BADGER
Louise E. KRAUSS
Nellie Maurine MORPHIS
Myrtle Marie BELL
Marcia I. DAWSON
Helen June PETER
Elvena L. FURRY
Helen M. STERLING
Harold B. MARX
Mae W. CAVITT
Helen Dewey TANSEY
Dollie Marie COMPTON
Juanita M. COONROD
Ethel May COLVIN
John Frank JOHNSON
Edgar Waite CLARK
Marion Robert NIMERICK
Violet Elizabeth CONRAD
Elvira Anne MOORE
Chester W.P. GOULD
Delmar W. BESHEARS
Theodore JOHNSON

Baccalaureate Sermon On Sunday Night
In line with other school activities at the close of the school season, the baccalaureate services were held in the high school auditorium Sunday night. The sermon was delivered by the Rev. John CAUGHEY, rector of the Episcopal Church, and was full of good things for the class. An impressive part of the service was at the close, when the class stood and he directed his remarks directly to the members.
The program:
March - Rex CUNNINGHAM
Scripture Reading - Rev. STEVICK
Invocation - Rev. MILLARD
Sermon - Rev. CAUGHEY
Prayer - Rev. TURNER
Benediction - Rev. CALHOON
March of the flower girls - Margaret BRUINGTON.
Director of Music: Sue Elizabeth Mathis
Accompanist: Margaret BRUINGTON.

LONG-BELL Lumber Company - Stephen A. DOUGLASS, Manager - Phone 44 - Pawnee, Oklahoma.


June 05, 1919

SEEVERS - BATES
One of the most interesting events of the season took place Monday morning, June 2nd, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. BATES, when their only daughter, Gladys, was united in marriage to Mr. Alfred SEEVERS. The ceremony took place at 6:30 a.m., Rev. J. Walter TURNER of the Christian Church, officiating. The house was attractively decorated with sweet peas and the bride was charming in a navy blue suit and hat to match, which was set off by a beautiful corsage bouquet of valley lillies. Only the immediate families and a few friends were present at the ceremony. After a dainty breakfast, they left on the early train for a short honeymoon, after which they will return to make their home.
The bride is one of the sweetest girls in Pawnee, and loved by everyone. She has been raised here and graduated from the Pawnee high school. For the past two years she has been teaching, the past winter in the Pawnee schools, and she has endeared herself to the children as well as the older people.
The groom is the son of Mrs. C.T. SEEVERS and is a young man worthy of the girl he has chosen. He recently returned from the army and has since been with the Pawnee National Bank. They will make their home in Pawnee and their many friends extend to them heartiest congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness.

Alfred PERRINE Dead
Alfred Paulsell PERRINE, the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Mart PERRINE of near Skedee, was born March 25, 1901 in Pawnee county, Oklahoma, and died May 15, 1919, at the age of 18 years, one month and twenty days, at the home of his grandparents near Seasburg, Florida. Being afflicted with rheumatism and heart trouble most of his life, and thinking a change of climate might benefit his health, his parents sent him to Florida last February. He enjoyed the country very much, as he was such a lover of flowers, and seemed to be improving, when a sudden spell of the heart caused him to be taken away suddenly.
He leaves his parents, three sisters, one brother, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Three brothers preceded him to the great beyond. He was laid to rest in the Lone Oak cemetery at Leesburg, Florida, in the beautiful land of flowers.
Alfred was loved by all who knew him. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.
He is gone but not forgotten,
By the ones who love him best.
To the arms of our Heavenly Father,
Gone with those who find sweet rest.

John C. FERRIS Dead
Following a short illness, Private John C. FERRIS of Company F, died of pneumonia, April 8th, at Recey Source, France. The remains were committed to rest in the Sixth Division cemetery, attended by full military honors. Company F men escorted the body to the place of interment to the strains of subdued music supplied by the 318th regimental band. Three volleys were fired over his body and with the sounding of taps, Private FERRIS was consigned by his friends and soldier comrades to the last long rest camp.
As a man and soldier he was a favorite with all who knew him. He had been with the 318th Engineers, since its organization at Vancouver.
John C. FERRIS, the subject of this sketch, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas FERRIS of Pawnee. He enlisted with the northwest and while we are not acquainted with him, our sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. FERRIS in the loss of their gallant son.

S.A. GRAHAM Dead
S.A. GRAHAM was born at Greenville, Tennessee, May 13, 1842, and died at Pawnee, Oklahoma, June 3, 1919, at the age of 77 years and 21 days. He was married to Margaretta BABB, November 17, 1868, and to this union was born eight children, two of whom preceded their father to the better land. Charles, J.A., Mrs. Florence JONAS of Kansas, and Marinda ROGERS were present at their father's death. His wife also survives him. He has one son, Robert, who is in France, and daughter, Pearl, who only a few days before, left for Texas. Mr. GRAHAM was a Union soldier for three years and belonged to Troop "I", First Tennessee Calvary.
He was converted shortly after his marriage and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tennessee. He was ill for 21 days and bore his illness with great patience saying, at the end, he was prepared to go. His funeral was preached by Rev. L.F. HARMON at the home, and he was followed to his last resting place by his comrades, members of the G.A.R., also a number of the young soldiers paid their respects by acting as pall bearers. The Women's Relief Corps also attended. The relatives have the sincere sympathy of all.

A Red Cross Calf
John BARROW, a farmer living six miles northeast of Pawnee, has a calf which was born November 11th, that has a distinct coloring of red, white and blue in stripes on its jaw, and a natural red cross on its thigh.

Major JOHNSON Back in U.S.
Mrs. C.H. JOHNSON received a message Monday that her husband, Major JOHNSON, has arrived in the U.S. and would be stationed at Camp Upton, L.I. for a short time before coming to Pawnee. Capt. JOHNSON, as we knew him best, has made a brilliant record in this war, having been promoted to Major. Several of the larger papers have carried stories of the heroic fighting and good work he has done. We will certainly welcome him home.

Decoration Day
The largest crowd that has ever assembled to decorate the graves of the dead came together last Friday, meeting at the north of the court house and going in cars prepared for the occasion to the cemetery. A large number of the recently returned soldiers helped to make it one of the finest services ever held. The W.R.C. went in a body and the old soldiers marched gallantly along, with the flag they love so well. A splendid program was rendered at the cemetery, after the decorating was completed. Attorneys ROWE and MCCOLLUM gave interesting talks. The salute over the grave of the unknown dead and tapes, sounded by Alvin UHL, closed the program.

Miss SHAPARD Honored
Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD was the honor guest at an auction party given Monday night by Miss Sadie MANNHEIMER, at her home. The evening was spent in playing auction, and Mrs. Max JAY made high score. The hostess presented the bride-to-be with a beautiful cut glass dish as a remembrance. Delicious brick ice cream, cake and coffee was served and enjoyed by all. Those present were: Misses Elizabeth SHAPARD, Tan BADGER, Faith and Etha HAMMER of Tulsa, Jennie Lou STRANGE of Houston, Texas; Ethel BERRY, Norma KRAUSS, Nellie CAUGHEY, Mesdames Myn CHURCHILL, Roy BERRY, C.H. STRATTON, A.W. MITCHELL of Tulsa; Cecil JAY, Max JAY, Lloyd BRUINGTON and Ray BELLEW.

Afternoon Party
The home of Mr. and Mrs. A. KRAUSS was the scene of much merriment and pleasure yesterday afternoon when Miss Norma entertained in honor of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD. The afternoon was spent in playing auction. Five tables were used. The guest of honor received a beautiful cut glass dish from the hostess. Mrs. Loyd BRUINGTON made high score. Mrs. KRAUSS, who is noted for her splendid cooking, served the daintiest of luncheons. The menu consisted of chicken salad, scalloped potatoes, hot rolls and butter, olives, and coffee, brick ice cream and cake.
The guests were Mesdames Ed VANDERVOORT, Ed CATLETT, Loyd BRUINGTON, Ray BELLEW, Max JAY, Pauline MITCHELL, Myn CHURCHILL, Roy BERRY, C.C. ROBERTS, and JOHNSON; Misses Elizabeth SHAPARD, Etha HAMMER, Sadie MANNHEIMER, Nellie CAUGHEY, Lillian STOTT, Ethel BERRY, Frances and Florence BADGER, Louise KRAUSS.

Entertained
Miss Tan BADGER and sister, Mrs. Myn CHURCHILL, entertained at cards Tuesday evening in honor of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD. The evening was spent playing auction, six tables being used. The bride-to-be was presented with a beautiful pair of pillow slips with hand trimmings by the hostess. Mrs. Cecil JAY made high score and was given a box of stationery.
Those present were: Mesdames A.M. ARMSTRONG, Jno. BADGER, Ray BELLEW, Cecil JAY, C.H. STRATTON, R.W. STRATTON, Ed CATLETT, Ed VANDERVOORT, A.W. MITCHELL of Tulsa, Roy Berry, Max JAY, Bessie MOATS, Misses Ethel BERRY, Louise KRAUSS, Sadie MANNHEIMER, Elizabeth SHAPARD, Etha HAMMER, Norma KRAUSS, Mabel VEATCH, Nellie CAUGHEY and Lillian STOTT.

A Seven O'Clock Dinner
Mrs. Cecil JAY entertained Wednesday evening with a seven o'clock dinner in honor of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD. The guests, on being seated, found at each plate some article to use in cooking and the use of which, in form of a toast, they had to instruct and present to the guest of honor. This caused much murmur and one young matron so insisted on assisting the others that when her turn came, she had nothing else to say.
An appetizing three-course dinner was served by the Misses Emily HUGHES and Alberta BARNES, under the supervision of Mrs. Geo. HUGHES, to the Misses Elizabeth SHAPARD, Sadie MANNHEIMER, Nellie CAUGHEY, Faith HAMMER, Jennie Lou STRANGE, Etha HAMMER, Mesdames CATLETT, Ed VANDERVOORT, P.E. ROWE, Lloyd BRUINGTON, R.F. BELLEW, Myn CHURCHILL, A.M. ARMSTRONG, Roy BERRY and Owen HUGHES.

GREEN - LOYD
James Harrison GREEN of Cushing, and Miss Myrtle May LOYD also of Cushing, were married at the Methodist parsonage at Pawnee, by Rev. STEVICK, June 3rd. The groom has just returned from the U.S. service. they will make their home in Cushing.

Luncheon
Miss Elida BERRY entertained last Thursday with a six-course luncheon in honor of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD, who is to be married soon. The house was beautifully decorated in pink and white sweet peas and Cape Jasmine. The luncheon was very dainty and much enjoyed by all the guests.

Breakfast Party
Misses Lesta and Margaret BERRY had a breakfast party Saturday morning, May 24, in honor of the Misses Maxine SHOEMAKER, Louise KRAUSS, Lexie MARLIN< Florence BADGER and Margaret KELLY. to say the girls enjoyed themselves would be putting it mildly. Miss SHOEMAKER leaves this week for Texas and her friends regret to see her leave.

P.E.O.'s Entertain
Recently the members of the P.E.O. Society entertained at the home of Mrs. L.V. ORTON in honor of Mrs. MCCUTCHAN and Mrs. SHOEMAKER, who are leaving soon. Mrs. McCutchan was in reality the founder of the society in Pawnee and Mrs. SHOEMAKER has been a member for a number of years, and it is with regret that these women were entertained for the last time by this society. Miss Louise KRAUSS favored them with an instrumental solo, and Miss Helen STERLING sang, after which the president, Mrs. BRUINGTON, who had just returned from the state convention at Ponca City, gave a report that was very interesting.

Prairie Dog Law
Prairie dogs are declared to be a nuisance and farmers must have them all killed before July 1, 1920. County commissioners are required to keep on hand and sell to farmers at cost, prairie dog poison. If farmers fail to clean up the prairie dogs by July 1, 1920, the sheriff will do it for them and the cost will be charged against the land. Copies of these laws may be received through this office or on applying direct to the Secretary of State. Truly yours, M.T. MAUDLIN, County Agent.

Doings of the Sheriff
Sheriff MCINTIRE went to Jennings Tuesday night and arrested a man for carrying concealed weapons.
He had been on the track of a still near Jennings for some time and this trip discovered it. Skinny LEE, a man well known to the authorities, had been running it. As the still was across the line in Creek County, he was turned over to the authorities of that county.
Friday, he went to Cleveland and one mile south of the brick plant, found 60 quarts of old Bourbon whiskey. It was buried, and nice little tomato and cabbage plants were waving over its grave. Four sacks of empty bottles were also found. The owner, R.W. KANE, was brought to Pawnee and will have a preliminary hearing today.

Marriage Licenses:
Percy RAU of Pawnee, to Bessie May JOBE of Pawnee.
Earl GAMBILL of Pawnee, to Laura BURCH of Pawnee.
J.D. LEDFORD, Jr. of Blackburn, to Irene ROBINSON of Blackburn.
Roy L. LOCKWOOD of Ralston to Delphie A. SHROYER of Ralston.
Wamon W. GARDNER of Star Mills, Texas, to Ida MADISON, Stillwater.
Alfred Thomas SEEVERS of Pawnee, to Gladys Gordon BATES of Pawnee.
Clyde Harland LONG of Madras, to Ella May DOLS of Hallett.
Frank E. LINDEBERG of Jennings, to Clara WHITE, Jennings.
Alfred MYER of Kansas City to Donas P. MULLEN of Yale.
Bert JANEWAY of Valley, to Louis GRAGG, Valley.
Jas. Harrison GREEN of Cushing, to Myrtle May LOYD of Cushing.

District Court Jurors:
Following is a list of jurors drawn for district court duty:
R.W. MILLER, Cleveland
J.D. DAVIS, Cleveland
M.M. LYNCH, Cleveland
J.B. TAGGART, Cleveland
Will DIVINE, Glencoe
Ernest BELL, Pawnee
G.M. BERRY, Pawnee
R.M. HAMRICK, Blackburn
Frank ARNOLD, Jennings
Geo. D. GASTINEAU, Pawnee
Geo. C. GILLILAND, Blackburn
J.F. HANCOCK, Cleveland
W.E. CHEEK, Jennings
Martin PHILLIPS, Cleveland
O.J. HOUCK, Cleveland
J.M. BEAVER, Skedee
J.S. PATTERSON, Hallett
Lon Edwards, Pawnee
T.D. VAUGHN, Cleveland
S.A. PERSHALL, Blackburn
H.R. BEELER, Quay
F.W. WALPOOL, Cleveland
Charles HOOPER, Terlton
Boone GREENE, Blackburn
J.E. JOHNSON, Cleveland
S.R. INGHAM, Glencoe
C.W. CRIST, Keystone
A.E. DAVIS, Jennings
A.B. CARVER, Maramec
J.W. DUNCAN, Maramec
L.D. KERN, Pawnee
E.R. BAILEY, Yale
W.M. FAGAN, Skedee
E.H. LORD, Keystone
R.A. BERGE, Skedee

Business Change
George R. CLOSE sold his stock of groceries to Bert WILLIAMS. Mr. CLOSE, wife and son, will take a trip to Colorado and other points this summer. Mr. WILLIAMS has been in the business here before and his business ability is unquestioned. He has recently been employed by B.A. LEHEW, but decided to go into business for himself, and we predict for him a splendid patronage.

Local News:

The Improvement Club will meet Wednesday, June 11, with Mrs. John BADGER as hostess. About 15 new members will be welcomed into the club.

Miss Ruth MAXEY left for Kansas City Saturday, after having been here for the past month visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.C. MAXEY. She is with the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. She was accompanied by Gladys GOFF, who had been here for the winter with her grandmother, attending school.

Miss Elida BERRY is attending summer school at Stillwater.

Samuel HALL came over Wednesday to attend the meeting of the G.A.R.

Mrs. R.M. PORTER has been very ill with typhoid fever, but is improving.

Mrs. F.A. HRABE is visiting at her old home at Apache, Oklahoma, this week.

Mr. George GRANDSTAFF and wife of Cushing, were in Pawnee the last of the week.

Fred STAFFORD, who has been attending school at Stillwater, is at home for the summer.

Mrs. May THOMPSON and little son went to Caney, Kansas, for Decoration Day, returning Sunday.

Martin MEEKER and little daughter, Iva, were over from Valley Monday and spent the day with old friends.

Miss Ethel BERRY, who has been teaching at Cushing, has concluded her term and is home for the summer.

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. JANES, who have been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. RAPPIUE, returned Saturday to their home at Tulsa.

Misses Beula and Josie CUNNINGHAM went to Stillwater, Monday, to attend summer school. Miss Buelah will teach at Spring Creek next year.

Mrs. J.H. GREENWOOD of Akron, Ohio, came in last Friday to be the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Maurice WEISZ, for the next two months.

Mrs. A.M. ARMSTRONG went to Kansas City the past week to meet her husband, who had been in New York on business.

Roy GILMORE landed in the U.S. from France, Tuesday. His wife, Lucy West GILMORE, has just returned from New York, where she went some time ago to meet him, but gave up his getting there, and came home just a few days too soon.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. MEEKER left on Monday for Enid, Wichita, Ellsworth, Kansas, and Vernon, Texas. Mr. MEEKER is motor inspector for the Frisco Railway Company, and his wife accompanied him on his rounds this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred UHL received a telegram Sunday that their son, Fritz, had landed in the U.S. and was at Camp Merritt, New Jersey. Mr. and Mrs. UHL still have a son-in-law and a grandson in France.

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. MITCHELL of Tulsa, came up the last of the week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. DAVIS, and especially to see her brother, Malcolm, who arrived home on the same train from France.

Leslie and Elton LEHEW, Donald HUDSON and Lin LEHEW returned today from a week's automobile trip to Topeka, Lawrence, and other points in Kansas, where they visited relatives and attended a reception to returned Kansas soldiers.

Misses Gladys and Ruth DARBY left for their home at Altamont, Kansas, Sunday. Miss Gladys has been teaching in the schools here for the past four years and her many friends are sorry to have her leave. Miss Ruth came down for commencement.

Phil BANKS has on display in his barber shop, a collection of war relics sent him by his cousin, who is in the army of occupation in Germany. In the collection is a German helmet, two German rifles and a German trench phone.

Miss Lola HAMILTON went to Arkansas City Saturday, to spend the week with friends.

Mrs. C.W. WARREN and daughter, Mrs. R.P. HENSHAW of Hallett, spent the day in Pawnee, Monday.

Miss Icle OILER of Ralston, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Rev. and Mrs. Earl MITCHELL of Enid, were in Pawnee Saturday, on their way to Ralston, where they were moving for the summer.

Mrs. J.W. RIDLEY of Hallett, spent the day in Pawnee on business last Saturday.

News From Over Pawnee County

Cleveland:

Mr. and Mrs. WILSON from Dewey, came in last week for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. A.B. MOORE. Miss Ina and Howard accompanied them home.

Marion NIMERIC of Pawnee, is employed at the HOLROYD garage.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross ANTHONY motored to Cushing Sunday, to visit his sister.

Stanley EDMISTER is here from Tulsa, visiting his father.

Blue Valley

Miss Nina PROCTOR has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Less HOOPER. She returned home Tuesday, accompanied by Mrs. HOOPER and little son.

Mrs. BERG and little grandson visited Mrs. J.L. WELKER Friday.

Mrs. Jack WELKER and family, Mr. and Mrs. Tom WELKER, Grandma WELKER and little granddaughter, Fay, Mr. BALDWIN and family, Mr. and Mrs. SCHONE visited Sunday with J.L. WELKER and family. All enjoyed themselves eating ice cream.

Prosperity:

Ray MEEKER is getting along as well as could be expected.

Herbert BROWN visited Mr. STAPLETON Sunday afternoon.

Lela WILSON and Donna HILL called at the Jeffries home Sunday afternoon.

Sagerville:

I.H. IRELAND returned home Saturday after a weeks visit in Granite, Arkansas.

Mr. URBAN, Sherman and Goebel BOWER, of Eldorado, Kansas, came in Tuesday to visit their mother, Mrs. W.E. WITHERS, a few days.

Goebel BOWER called on Miss Alpha WITTICH Wednesday evening.

Orville JONES left for the wheat harvest last Monday.

Stony Point:

Nathan DEAN, who has been away for a long time, was a Stony Point Sunday. We are glad to welcome him back.

Mr. DUCKWORTH and family called at Mr. BENSON's Sunday.

Blackburn:

Nathan DEAN of Wynona, was a Blackburn visitor Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed CARTER, who have been visiting their mother, Mrs. Flora WASHBURN, the past week, returned to their home at Bigheart, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. R.G. LOPER of Cleveland, visited her parents Saturday and Sunday.

Lee ANGUS came in from Ponca City Friday, to visit his mother and brother, leaving Sunday for an extended visit with friends in California.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. TROWER and children were Pawnee visitors last Saturday.

A.L. MARLOW moved his store to the L.A. GILLILAND building last week.

Miss Irene ROBINSON and Mr. J.D. LEDFORD, Jr., gave their many friends quite a surprise Thursday evening by quietly slipping down to the parsonage and being married by Rev. CAVE. These young people are two of Blackburn's best known and highly respected young folks and the entire community join in wishing them a most happy and prosperous married life.

Mrs. Harry DAVIS is assisting in the Marlow Store this week.

Mr. and Mrs. A.A. GROUT and grandson, Gilbert, and Mrs. Bob KREWITZ and little daughter were Pawnee visitors Friday.

Leo HAMPTON returned home from Stillwater Wednesday. He will spend his vacation with his parents here.

Mr. and Mrs. L.A. GILLILAND and daughters, Gladys and Maree, and Mr. Claude DOWELL of Hominy, were visitors in Blackburn Friday.

Bob KREWITZ, who has been working near Pawhuska, came home Sunday to be with his wife and daughter.

Mrs. ELSLEY of Pawnee, came over Friday to visit her sister, Mrs. F.M. MARLOW.

Grandpa LONGMIRE came over from Pawnee last week and spent several days visiting friends.

Miss Bessie KEETON of Quay, is visiting her uncle, Ollie KEETON, and wife this week.

Mr. and Mrs. S.B. HUCKSTEP and son, J.T., and Miss Lou HUCKSTEP came up from Stillwater Friday to visit relatives.

Little Evelyn MARLOW is on the sick list with the mumps this week.

T.O. LONGMIRE, of Pawnee, was a Blackburn visitor Tuesday.

Sagerville:

The M.E. Aid gave a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. PATTERSON last Tuesday night. A large crowd attended. Ice cream and cake was served and all had a good time. Mr. and Mrs. PATTERSON will leave for their new home in California soon. They will be accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Earl BATES and family. We are sorry to lose them from our midst.

Orville JONES sold his Ford car to Nelson SAGER last week.

Miss Donna JONES returned to her home last week after spending the winter attending school at Blanchard, Oklahoma.

Henry C. WITTICH visited his cousin, Ed CRAVEN, at Quay last Thursday night, then they motored to Stillwater and visited their uncle and aunt, returning home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH and son, Raymond, and daughter, Alpha, and granddaughter, Barbara Elizabeth COLVIN, motored to Stillwater Sunday to visit Mrs. WITTICH's mother and sister.

B.L. WITTICH and Henry WITTICH are working on the Mobieus oil this week.

We have a new mail carrier this week in the person of Mr. DEAN.

Ruby CULVER returned home last Sunday after a two weeks stay with her aunt, Mrs. TANSY.

Lela:

Mr. COYLE has just had his scales put in condition, preparatory to buying grain at this place.

Mr. and Mrs. Will AKERS entertained a number of people, both young and old, with ice cream and cake Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.

Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler TURNER, Mr. and Mrs. CULVER and families were entertained at the BAGGETT home Friday evening. Ice cream was served.

Mr. and Mrs. GENTRY of the Lone Jack district, were in Lela Sunday.

We are sorry to report Mr. HOSTUTTLER not so well again.

The young folks gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B.H. FAIRCHILDS Wednesday, the occasion being a surprise on Miss Louella.

Mr. J.L. UNDERWOOD had his house decorated by a new coat of paint this week. Mr. BARNES, of Stillwater, did the work.

Mrs. John COLLINS, formerly of this place but now of Yale, and Miss Zora HADLEY of Pawnee, were married in Pawnee Monday. They will make their home at Yale.

Quite a number of friends gathered a the home of Mr. and Mrs. John TANNER Sunday with well filled baskets. The occasion being Mrs. TANNER's birthday. It was a complete surprise and everyone enjoyed themselves.

Miss Alma HALL returned from Oklahoma City, Saturday, where she has been attending school.

Mr. Roy GREENLEAF marketed a carload of cattle last week. He also had three carloads shipped in here.

Banner:

J.P. MARTIN of Maramec, spent Tuesday night with A. LONG and family.

A large crowd attended the E.E. BATES sale the 7th and everything sold very well.

Will CRAFT and grandson, Wm. CAYWOOD, were Pawnee visitors on Monday.

J.P. MARTIN visited Wednesday night with his son, John MARTIN, and family.

R.T. DILLEY went to the Quay cemetery on Decoration Day.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim SNEED and daughter, Hattie, were Pawnee visitors last Saturday.

Mt. Vernon:

Mr. and Mrs. MCDONALD and little daughter of Texas, are visiting at the J.W. SAGER home.

An ice cream supper was given at the Frank ANDERSON home in honor of the returned son, Bert, and other Yanks of this vicinity. A large crowd attended and an enjoyable evening was spent.

Mr. and Mrs. CULLY and family of near Quay are visiting her father Wm. DODD.

Mrs. Zella BRASWELL and children of Quay are visiting relatives in this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. STONE spent last week with their son, Cecil, near Maramec.

Mr. and Mrs. BRASWELL are spending some time with their son, Harold, and daughter, Mrs. Dewey ANDERSON.

Mrs. Stanton BRASWELL of Quay, spent Friday with her sister, Mrs. James HONEYMAN.

Mrs. Frank WHITE and grandchildren are visiting her brother, Jake WHITE.

Mrs. Grant GOULD went to Stillwater Thursday to attend commencement exercises at the A&M College on Friday.

Lone Jack:

The S.S.C. met with Mrs. Ben FORBIS Thursday.

Elmer POTTS visited home folks last Tuesday.

Mrs. HORTON's cousin, Mrs. FADLING, husband and two sons, Bob and Leonard, visited her Saturday and Sunday.

Leola GENTRY and daughter, Ina, Minnie MYERS, Freeda WILKERSON and Ruth BARROW spent Sunday afternoon at the LIZAR home.

Churches:
Presbyterian Church - H.C. MILLARD, Pastor
Episcopal Church - Rev. J. CAUGHEY, Rector
Christian Church - J. Walter TURNER, Pastor


June 12, 1919

Want Complete List of Pawnee County Dead
As its final war task, the Oklahoma State Council of Defense is attempting to compile an accurate and complete list of those men who gave their lives in service during the war. This list will be furnished to the Oklahoma State Historical Society so that as the time comes when Oklahoma and its different counties erect monuments in the memory of these men, a correct list may be available for their use.
The State Council has compiled from public casualty lists names from each county. We are herewith giving the list of names that we have from Pawnee county. We ask that any person knowing of additional names from this county, send them to us and send also the name of the next of kin. We are including those who lost their lives in the service whether they were killed in action, died of wounds or disease in Europe or America. When these names are finally made a part of the war record of the state, we trust not a single one will be omitted:
Ezra BROWN, Cleveland
Rick BOOTH, Cleveland
Dudley W. SAWYER, Pawnee
Robert Erie HAWKINS, Cleveland
William B. MILLER, Jennings
Davis L. BERG, Pawnee
Charles HERMAN, Perkins
John Martin GUMM, Cleveland
Harry F. THRASHER, Cleveland

Marriage Licenses
Jerry E. HOGGATT, Pawnee, to Grace TALBERT, Pawnee
George BAILEY, Ripley, to Mary MOORE, Ripley
Sydney Augustus TERRY, Huntsville, Alabama, to Elizabeth SHAPARD, Pawnee
Ward M. BAILEY, Cleveland, to Myrtle E. PATTON, Cleveland

Entertained At Breakfast
Saturday morning, June 7, Mrs. C.I. PUMROY entertained a number of friends at a delightful breakfast in honor of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD, who is to become a bride this week. The room and table were beautifully decorated in roses, cape Jasmine and sweet peas, and the breakfast was one of those dainty affairs, which Mrs. PUMROY knows so well how to supervise. The guests were the two aunts of the bride-to-be. Misses Florence and Lenore SHAPARD, Mesdames Cecil JAY, Max JAY, Loyd BRUINGTON, A.M. ARMSTRONG, Ed VANDERVOORT, Misses Elida BERRY and Norma KRAUSS.

Mrs. Clark Entertains
The reception Wednesday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. CLARK was one of the social successes of the season. It was given in honor of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD and her bridal party, Mr. Sydney Augustus TERRY of Huntsville, Alabama; Miss Grace DOWNING and Miss Bess HUDSON of Tulsa, and Charles SHAPARD. The rooms except the dining room were decorated in pink peonies, roses and blue larkspur. Beautiful baskets of the three flowers were used, making a splendid color combination, while the dining room was profusely decorated in nasturtiums. In spite of the inclement weather, about one hundred were in attendance. Punch was served in the library and in the dining room. Beautiful attendants in dainty dresses served ice cream, cake, coffee and mints. Mrs. ARMSTRONG assisted her mother in receiving the guests and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

TERRY - SHAPARD
The wedding of Miss Elizabeth SHAPARD of Pawnee and Mr. Sydney Augustus TERRY of Huntsville, Alabama, has just taken place at the Episcopal Church. It was one of the most beautiful church weddings that has ever taken place in this city. The church was decorated profusely in roses. A beautiful arch of green with a background of flowers made a splendid setting for the occasion.
Promptly at one o'clock Misses Alice and Nellie CAUGHEY sang. Then Miss Nellie played the wedding march and the audience rose and remained standing. The bridesmaids, Miss Grace DOWNING, of Tulsa, came in on the arm of Mr. Chas. SHAPARD and following them came the maid of honor, Miss Bess HUDSON, also of Tulsa. Then a beautifully dressed little flower girl, Elenore THORNTON, came scattering flowers before the bride, who came presently on the arm of her father. The groom waited at the altar to receive his bride. The ceremony which consisted of the ring was impressively read by Rev. CAUGHEY, pastor of the church.
The bride wore a beautiful white georgette dress and hat to match, while her attendants were dressed in pale green organdie and carried pink flowers. The company then repaired to the home, where a splendid reception awaited them.
The bride, who is the only daughter of C.J. SHAPARD, is more than respected by every one. Talented and with a beautiful disposition that has endeared her to all. The groom, though being a stranger here, has the reputation of being a splendid young man, worthy of his bride. The wedding party leaves this afternoon for the honeymoon, and their different homes. It is with the deepest regret that her many friends let Mrs. TERRY leave, and only that they believe that it is for her happiness, do they consent. Here's wishing them both a prosperous and happy life.

SEWALL - PEARSON
On Tuesday, June 3rd, Miss Nola PEARSON became the bride of Mr. Oscar SEWALL of El Dorado, Kansas. This wedding was a complete surprise to their many friends. Miss Nola let it be understood that she was going to spend the summer in Texas as she did last year, and instead took the train for Enid, where she was met by her fiance and they were quietly married. Rev. HASKINS, former pastor of the Baptist Church of Pawnee, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.T. PEARSON of this city and is one of the most talented, as well as the finest girls we have ever known. Only a few weeks ago she gave a recital, having graduated in music. The young man she married was raised in Pawnee and was one of the 1917 graduates of the Pawnee High School. He is a young man of sterling worth, and has many friends here. He was called into the service of Uncle Sam and since his return has been employed by an engineering company at El Dorado, Kansas, at which place they will make their home. They have the best wishes of a host of friends for their future happiness.

Off For California
Mrs. C.A. BINNING and niece, Mrs. Lillie WALTERS, and her two daughters, Nila and Neva, and Mrs. BINNING's nephew, Will BINNING, left Sunday for California in their big Cadillac car. Will, who is quite a mechanic, made a trailer which was attached to the car to carry their baggage, and made a splendid looking outfit for a long trip. They will take their time, taking in all the interesting sights along the route, and taking pictures of many of them. They intend to spend the whole summer on this pleasant journey.

Automobile Upsets
Dewey BUSHORR, who lives two miles east of Pawnee, had an accident last Saturday afternoon when he was about half way home, when his Briscoe upset, smashed the windshield and broke up the top. We have not heard just what caused the accident, whether he was trying to loop the loop or what. He escaped injury.

A Good Car, But Refuses to Climb Lamp Pole
As O.L. SMITH went to take his new Essex car out of the building on the west side Monday, something happened and he smashed into a lamp post, completely demolishing the radiator and otherwise injuring the car. He had only used the car once before.

Captain ROOT in Hospital
Thomas CRAIG has just received a message from Baltimore to the effect that his nephew, A.W. ROOT, who belonged to the militia and who was called into service at the same time with Company E, was in the John Hopkins Hospital, at that place, not expected to live as the result of a cancerous formation on his ankle. Only a few months ago, he was promoted to captain, and in all of his work has made good. His many friends here will regret to hear of his illness, and hope for his recovery.

Birthday Dinner
A surprise dinner was given Sunday, June 8, in honor of Earl A. DECKER at his home, the occasion being his birthday. It was a complete surprise for him and all present enjoyed themselves and appreciated the fine dinner. The afternoon was spent visiting and kodaking. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. C.M. DUNN of Yale; Mr. and Mrs. W.A. DECKER, Mr. and Mrs. C.S. MCNABB, Acton BLACK of Yale; and Mrs. Ernest DECKER of Stillwater; Mr. and Mrs. Harry CHERRY, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred FLAGER, Orville DECKER, Lillian CHERRY, Dare and Marx DUNN of Yale, Mr. and Mrs. Fred DECKER, Lois and Morris MCNABB, Sydney and Leslie CHERRY, Ralph and Elmer DECKER, Mr. and Mrs. Earl DECKER. All left wishing Earl many more happy birthdays.

Local Items

T.Z. SWALLEY is having the old house moved from the lot recently purchased from the Security State Bank to lots in the east part of town, preparatory to building a modern home. This corner is one of the best in Pawnee, and Mr. SWALLEY expects to build a home in keeping with the importance of the location.

Mr. HANNA has purchased the residence property where he has been living, from W.S. TUCKER and is building a substantial addition to same.

Outside work on Arthur PETER's home has about been completed. When finished, he will have one of the nicest homes in Pawnee.

Mrs. George E. MERRITT is up from Oklahoma City this week packing and shipping their household goods. They have purchased a new bungalow and anticipate much joy in their new possession.

Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE had at her home, Mrs. Garver MURRAY and her sister, Mr. and Mrs. D.B. HERRIMAN, and Mrs. Minnie WORRALL of Oklahoma City, who accompanied the remains of Garver MURRAY to Pawnee for interment yesterday.

Blaine JUDY came in Sunday from Chicago to spend a few days with his mother. He has been taking a medical course in the Northwestern University of that city, and will graduate the 18th of this month.

A. KINGSLEY of Valley spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

Chas. LOPER of Ralston was a Pawnee visitor Tuesday.

Mrs. Jane DRAKE of Jennings was a Pawnee visitor Monday.

Mrs. J.E. NEWELL of Skedee was shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Tom NORRIS was over from Blackburn on business Tuesday.

John ZIKA made a business trip to Tulsa Monday, returning Tuesday.

Mr. Jess PETER made a business trip to Oklahoma City Tuesday.

John SCHEIHING of Blackburn spent the day in this city Saturday.

Miss Maurine PETER is at home for the summer from school at Guthrie.

P.D. HOOBLER of Skedee was a pleasant caller at this office Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmo ALBRIGHT are the parents of a son, born Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. A. LATTIN of Quay was in Pawnee Monday on her way to Fairfax.

Mr. Ray HAINES and daughter, Miss Nellie, were down from Ralston shopping Monday.

Miss Mattie CREED came up from Maramec yesterday for a short visit with friends.

Mrs. Harve BILYEU was called to Ponca City yesterday by the illness of her mother.

Wilmer WELLS, who has been overseas for the past two months, returned home Saturday.

Born to J.W. HEDGES and wife, a fine bay girl June 6, 1919. Mother and child are doing well.

Mrs. Jno. BRANDON went to Pershing for the week end to visit her husband, who is at work there.

Mr. and Mrs. C.R. WAGGONER and two daughters of Glencoe were in Pawnee Saturday shopping.

W.N. BURKE of Morrison was a caller at this office Friday, and had the paper sent to his address.

Mr. and Mrs. RUSSELL and Mrs. Elsie GOODSELL, all of Skedee, motored to Pawnee on business Saturday.

G.W. ADDISON and son-in-law, J.C. JOHNSON, were here from Kansas City Friday, guests of C.I. PUMROY.

Mr. and Mrs. C.F. THURBER of Yale spent Sunday with their daughter, Mrs. J.M. RIPLEY, of this place.

George R. CLOSE is going away and hopes those indebted to him will make Saturday, June 14, "Pay Up" day.

A.H. PATTISON and family and Earl BATES and family of Maramec were in Pawnee Saturday in cars on their way to California.

Miss Nora CONLEY was in Pawnee Saturday from Maramec. She was on her way to Stillwater, where she will attend summer school.

Mr. and Mrs. Marshall BUNTIN are happy over a baby daughter, who came to live with them Wednesday afternoon.

Miss Esther WEBBER is attending summer school at Enid. She writes that she is putting in ten hours each day in study.

Miss Carrie GENTRY of Fairview, Missouri, was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Andy GENTRY, last week. She will make Pawnee County her home next winter, as she will teach the Liberty School, district 22.

Miss Helen ALLEN and brother, Will, will be in from El Reno tomorrow to be the guests of Mrs. Paul MEADERS at the C.I. PUMROY home.

Miss Fannie YANCEY of Great Bend, Kansas, left Monday for her home after visiting her uncle, Mr. Geo. FEASTER and family.

Mr. and Mrs. C.S. BATES and their guests, and Mr. and Mrs. W.F. JOHNSON and family all motored to Ponca City Sunday and visited the 101 Ranch.

Mrs. J.N. BOOTH, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. C.S. BATES, went to Blackwell this week. She will return her for the summer.

Misses Drudie DAVIES and Violet CONRAD left this week for Edmond, where they will will attend summer normal, preparatory to teaching this next winter.

Floyd CLOSE left Monday for Kansas City where he will visit until his parents start for Colorado and will meet them on the road and take the trip with them.

Mrs. KERR returned Monday from Hutchinson, Kansas, where she had gone to see a niece who had been injured by a train. She left her recovering.

Mr. and Mrs. R.D. CARMICHAEL and Mr. and Mrs. E.A. SMILEY motored down from Ralston Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. SMILEY came to see their son, Clifford, and wife.

Miss Marie MARTIN, who has until recently been employed in the post office here, left Monday for St. Louis, to visit her mother who is in a hospital at that place.

Wm. BEVINS and daughter, Florence, were in Pawnee Friday from Blackburn in a fine new car. Miss Florence was one of the 1919 graduates from the Pawnee High School.

Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK and son Joe returned Thursday from a two weeks visit with his mother at St. Clere, Kansas. She was accompanied home by her niece, Miss Cleo FRANKLIN.

Mr. and Mrs. L.S. BAILEY of Maramec were in Pawnee Saturday, the guests at dinner of Mrs. Mollie MENTZER, and attending the Christian Aid demonstration at Porter's in the afternoon.

Misses Etha and Faith HAMMER, who have been the guests of C.S. BATES and family, left for their home in Tulsa Monday. They were accompanied by Miss Jennie Lou STRANGE, who was also a guest of Mrs. BATES.

Mrs. W. PERRY and daughter, Ester, will go to Chilocco Saturday to attend the commencement exercises. Mrs. PERRY graduated from there but has not attended a commencement at that place for 15 years.

Rev. and Mrs. STEVICK, Chas. and Carol PETER, Margaret and Lesta BERRY, and Miss Gladys LONG went to Pawhuska Tuesday, to attend an Epworth League convention.

The Ladies Aid of the Christian Church met at the home of Mrs. Tom GRANT Tuesday, and accomplished a great deal in their work. They will meet next Tuesday with Mrs. A.W. JOHNSON.

Mrs. M.E. SWALLEY of Independence, Kansas, who was here visiting her daughter and sons, left Sunday for her home. She was accompanied home by her daughter, Mrs. J.T. GASTINEAU.

Mrs. L.B. HOOVER and Mrs. Jas. PEASE of Hallett drove in Saturday after their sister, Miss May HUSSEY, who had been looking after the county superintendent's office in the absence of the Mr. SMITH, who is quarantined at his home, some of his family have the smallpox.

Lee LYNCH of Burden, Kansas, is here visiting his brother, W.L. LYNCH.

F.L. WOOLARD was over from Cleveland Wednesday. Mr. WOOLARD has disposed of the newspaper there and is now a man of leisure.

Sheriff MCINTYRE made a flying trip to Blackburn yesterday evening and arrested J.A. LEDFORD for disturbing the peace and Clarence ROWE for selling moonshine whiskey.

Advertised Letters
Following is a list of letters remaining uncalled for at the Pawnee post office for the week ending June 12th:
ALLEE, Mr. W.T.
ADAMS, Mrs. Hattie
ADAMS, Mr. Bert
BLEECK, James E.
BELL, Mrs. Lee
BISHOP, Mr. W.A.
BLAIR, Viola
BRATTON, Luther W.
BISHOP, Mrs. W.D.
BROOKS, R.D.
BRYANT, Mrs. Ollie
BUNTING, Mrs. H.E.
BUYN, Mrs. Annie
CLARK, Mrs. Clara
CAMEL, Mrs. Lizzie
DRAKE, Mrs. Norma
DAVIS, Mrs. H.E.
DILLARD, Frank
DINAPOSA, E.
DECOTEAU, Mrs. Elvira E.
GALBREATH, L.H.
HANGER, J.E.
JONES, Mrs. Mercie
LOWE, Mrs. Pearl
LAMAR, D.M.
MCFALLAN, Miss Viria
MCDOWELL, J.H.
PARKINS, Mrs. Mary A.
PATRICK, Mr. Claude
RODGERS, Mrs. Hazel
ROBERTSON, Mr. W.T.
STROZER, Mrs. Mary
WILSON, Mr. Robert
When calling for the above, say advertised. Preston R. CALVERY, Acting Postmaster

Coming! Baker's Old Reliable Medicines, Pure Spices; also the good old Flavoring Extracts. Hold your orders for me. I thank you. Asa SHARP, Glencoe, Oklahoma - Salesman for Pawnee County.

Illinoise Life Insurance - P.A. FLETCHER - Phone 139 - Pawnee, Oklahoma

Consulting Geology - F.A. MELTON - Phone 170 - Stillwater, Oklahoma

Notice of Settlement of Account and Distribution - In the matter of the Estate of Fred S. BEVER, Deceased, No. 758...Flora E. BEVER, the duly appointed, qualified and acting Administrator of the Estate...Chas. VERNE, County Judge.

In the Matter of James J. RILEY, Bankrupt, To the Creditors of Said Bankrupt...John J. HILDRETH, Referee In Bankruptcy.

Notice To Creditors - In the matter of the estate of Mahl on MORRIS, Deceased...Thomas MORRIS, Administrator.

Notice of Sale of Property Acquired by Pawnee County at Resale: Lot 2 in Block 20 Cleveland, Oklahoma ... sold to W.H. BOLES of Cleveland, for the sum of $285.09...A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer.


June 19, 1919

Former Pawnee Publisher Dead
Lawton, Oklahoma - June 17 - In the death of John N. SHEPLER, editor and owner of the Lawton Constitution, news of which reached here today from Greencastle, Missouri, the ranks of Oklahoma newspaper men lose one of their most active members and one of the oldest in the state in point of service.
Mr. SHEPLER entered the newspaper field in Oklahoma at Pawnee, in 1902. He had previously published the Standard, at Milan, Missouri. Having sold the Missouri paper, he came to Pawnee, purchased two weekly papers and merged them in the Courier-Dispatch. He published the Pawnee paper until about the middle of the first state administration, under C.N. HASKELL, when he became chairman of the state school land commission; but as soon as the bulk of the school lands to be sold were off the market, in 1911, he came to Lawton and bought the Constitution from J. Roy WILLIAMS.
At the time of his death, Mr. SHEPLER was a member of the state board of education. He was chairman of the committee of the Oklahoma Press association, which financed the editorial home at Medicine Park and was largely responsible for the success of that enterprise.
For the past year or more, he has been in poor health following an attack of Spanish influenza, and, only a few days before his death, he had gone to Greencastle, Missouri, near his old home at Milan, Missouri, to attend the funeral of his father. While there, he sustained an attack of paralysis and lived only long enough to permit the members of his family, from here, to reach his bedside. He died early Tuesday morning. The funeral will be held here Thursday.
Besides his wife he leaves two sons, Fred B. SHEPLER and Ned. It is thought probable that the two sons will continue the publication of the Constitution.

Daily M. Reese
Daily M. CUNNINGHAM was born in Webster County, Missouri, March 1, 1879, and died at her home near Pawnee, Oklahoma, June 17, 1919, at the age of 40 years, 3 months and 16 days. At the age of 18 years, she was married to Thomas N. REESE of Niangua, Missouri, and they made their home there until 18 years ago when they moved to Pawnee County and have lived near Pawnee ever since. To this union was born 11 children, all of whom with their father survive her. Their children are Mrs. Sullivan ARMSTRONG of Valley, Mrs. Clyde LYNCH of near Pawnee; Pearl, Earl, Ruby, Ruth, Herman, Grace, Ora, Tommy, and baby Ray. She also leaves eleven brothers and sisters to mourn her loss: Mrs. Hulda DUNCAN of Ardmore, Frank CUNNINGHAM, Mrs. Leva GARDNER, Mrs. May RADER, Mrs. Pearl SCOTT, Isom, Fred and Senda CUNNINGHAM, Estell SHIELDS and Ida RADER, all of Niangua, Missouri, and Jodie CUNNINGHAM, of Ardmore, Oklahoma. Six of the brothers and sisters and the father and mother of Mr. REESE and all of her children were at the bedside when she passed away.
This is one of the saddest deaths that has taken place here. She was conscious up till the last and never a murmur she uttered, but seemed perfectly satisfied with the will of the Heavenly Father. She was one of the best women we have ever known, always had the interests of her children at heart and next to her family her thoughts were for her neighbors. She did not have an enemy, as far as she was known people were her friends. Her death is a loss to her neighbors as well as her family. The funeral was held Tuesday at five o-clock at the home and the respect of the neighbors was attested by the large attendance at the funeral. Rev. TURNER of the Christian Church spoke words of comfort to the bereaved ones and the remains were laid to rest in Highland Cemetery. The family has the sincere sympathy of their many friends.

District Court:
Sessions of district court closed Wednesday evening, the docket as set having been cleaned up. The case of Renta I. MILLER vs. MK&T Railway company was the most important case tried and resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff in the sum of $15,000. It was a case where the railway company was being sued for damages, Mrs. MILLER having lost a foot in rescuing a child from in front of a moving locomotive.
Asa KERBY and Earl YOUNG, convicted last week of auto theft, were taken to McAlester Tuesday to serve sentences of one year and a day each. Deputy W.C. SCOTT delivered them to the prison authorities.

MINK - KATZ
Miss Julia KATZ, one of the most popular clerks of the Katz Department Store and niece of Mr. Ike KATZ, became the bride of Mr. Maurice MINK, of Cleveland, Oklahoma, Sunday. the ceremony took place at Tulsa and following the wedding a six o'clock dinner was served at the Cutcham Hotel. The happy couple left for a two week honeymoon, after which time they will be at home to their friends at Cleveland, Oklahoma, where Mr. MINK is one of the leading business men and has a splendid home for his bride. Pawnee regrets to lose Miss Julia, but wishes her much happiness as Mrs. MINK.

WILKERSON - LANE
Mr. Fred WILKERSON of Pawnee and Miss Dewey LANE of Morrison were quietly married at Stillwater, Monday afternoon. This wedding was a surprise to Pawnee, but the many friends of the couple are pleased to hear of the union. Mr. WILKERSON has been raised in Pawnee and is highly respected by all. He has just recently returned from the army. His bride attended school here and is one of the 1918 graduates of the high school. She is a beautiful and talented young lady, and we are glad to welcome her to Pawnee, where they will make their home.

Major C.H. JOHNSON Home (Photo)
Major JONSON is spending a fifteen day furlough at home awaiting final discharge. Pawnee is proud of the Major, as he earned his title on the battlefields, and was in the final drive that put the Hun out of business.
One June 28 it is planned to hold a county-wide meeting of returned soldiers in Pawnee, at which time Major JONSON will be here to help organize the boys into a unit of the American Legions. The attendance of all is desired, as it is important that this be made at an early date.

R.E. NUTTLE Seriously Hurt
Tuesday when R.E. NUTTLE hard started out to the country in his car, accompanied by two boys, something became wrong with the car at the end of the east bridge and it ran into the railing, breaking it down and letting them fall ten or twelve feet to the ground below. It turned a complete somersault and pinned one of the boys under it. Mr. NUTTLE was badly hurt, but no bones broken. He succeeded in raising the car off of the boy and they were unhurt. He is under the care of Dr. LEHEW and is getting along nicely. He should consider himself fortunate in escaping death.

To Washington and New York
Mrs. Mary LISCUM and Miss Elmina MOORE started Friday afternoon for Washington and New York City, where they will visit Mrs. Liscum's sister, Miss Maud NELSON, and at New York, they will be the guests of Floyd GOULD and family. Upon leaving Pawnee, Miss Elmina hung her jacket up on the rack in the train and her handbag containing her purse, tickets and letters of credit for a large sum of money, and other things of great value to the owner, became detached from the coat and fell from the train window. The conductor was notified and flagged the incoming train and a search was made for it but they were unable to find it. They came back to Pawnee and made other arrangements and left again Saturday morning. This morning a man working on the section near Casey found the bag and returned it intact, and it was immediately forwarded to her so that all their troubles are over and they can enjoy their visit. The man, whose name we did not learn, deserves credit for his honesty and for returning it so promptly to the owner.

Fairfax Citizen Honor'd
Governor ROBERTSON has tendered to Dr. E.L. BAGBY of this city, the superintendency of the Wester State Hospital at Ft. Supply, Oklahoma, to become effective July 1st.
Dr. BAGBY has accepted the appointment and will move to Ft. Supply within the next few weeks. The appointment is not a political one and was made without solicitation.
Dr. BAGBY was for a number of years assistant superintendent of the State Hospital at Vinita, until he resigned last year to join the army medical corps. He is one of the most experienced men in the state in his profession and especially with this line of work. The position was offered him purely upon the splendid record he had made and is an honor worthily bestowed.
Dr. BAGBY came to Fairfax some 12 or 13 years ago, where he practiced his profession until his appointment to the State Hospital at Vinita about 7 years ago. After volunteering in the medical corps of the U.S. Army, he was transferred to the Army Hospital at Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Georgia, where he had charge of patients suffering from shock, mental and nervous ailments.
The Western State Hospital consists of 12 or 15 buildings, 1800 acres of ground with thoroughbred stock and poultry. - Osage Chronicle

Observed Flag Day
The W.R.C. and G.A.R. celebrated Flag Day at the Odd Fellows Hall last Saturday in a very pleasant and patriotic manner. The hall was decorated with flags, and a splendid program was rendered. Comrade TRIMBLE came over from Lela to be in attendance. After the program, lemonade and wafers were served to all and enjoyed very much. The following program was rendered:
Song, America
Reading - Mandy's Wedding - Juanda MANNING
Duet, Dance of the Demons - Ana TUCKER and Ruby WHEELER
song, Columbia
Roll call with responses. Tributes to the Flag.
Reading - The Village Sewing Society - Isabel TUCKER
Song, The Star Spangled Banner
Reading - Cutting teeth - Joyce SAUNDERS
Extracts from Little Benny's Note Book - Ruth Helen KELLY
Address - Rev. MILLARD
Song, Marching Through Georgia

Local News:

Maj. G.W. LILLIE spent most of last week in Indianapolis, Indiana, attending the Shriner's National Convention.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe UNDERWOOD and daughter, Audrey, of Morrison, spent the day in Pawnee on business last Friday.

Mrs. Zane, who has been here visiting her daughter, Mrs. Mollie MENTZER, for some time, left Monday for home at Carthage, Missouri.

Bridge meets today with Mrs. Loyd BRUINGTON.

Horace WHITE of Valley was a Pawnee visitor Monday.

Malcolm DAVIS made a business trip to Ponca City Sunday.

O.E. MUCK of Valley spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

The Auction Club met Monday with Miss Lenora SHEPARD as hostess.

Mrs. M.E. HARBISON of Jennings spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

Miss Rae HECKENDORN was in Pawnee from Ralston, Monday shopping.

Mrs. H.T. PHILLIPS of Quay spent the day in Pawnee shopping Monday.

Miss Gladys RADLEY visited her sister, Mrs. G.N. MILLER, near Tulsa, last week.

Mrs. E.A. SHIRLEY went to Tulsa Saturday to spend a few days visiting friends.

Mrs. C.W. DOOLIN of Oilton was in Pawnee Saturday en route home from Fairfax.

Mrs. D. BEARDSLEY went to Claremore the last of the week to spend a short time.

Mrs. P.R. CALVERT returned this week from Texas, where she had been visiting her parents.

W.D. SHEPLER was called to Green Castle, Missouri, Thursday, on account of the illness of his father.

The Ladies Aid of the Christian Church will meet Tuesday aft4rnoon with Mrs. R.E. WAGGONER.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. TISDALE of Blackburn was shopping in this city Friday and called at this office.

Miss Lacy ROGERS is home from school at Oklahoma City visiting her mother, Mrs. Edna ROGERS.

Mrs. John DONAHY entertained the U.T.D.'s at her home Monday afternoon. The afternoon was spent in playing rook and seven tables were used. Refreshments were served and a most enjoyable afternoon was reported by those present.

Regular communication of Pawnee Lodge No. 82 AF&AM, Friday evening, June 20. Special communication Tuesday evening, June 24, Thursday evening, June 26, Friday evening, June 27. Work in Master Mason degree each evening. J.A. HUDSON, Worthy Master

Annual school meeting will be held at the school house in each district in the county, Tuesday, July 8, 1919. Leo B. SMITH, County Superintendent

Mrs. D.C. LIMPERT of Texhoma, Oklahoma, who has been the guest of the Misses SHAPARD during the past two weeks as a guest at the TERRY - SHAPARD wedding, left Wednesday evening for Cherokee for a visit with old friends. Mrs. LIMPERT was formerly a resident of Pawnee and has many friends who were glad to meet her again. The LIMPERT's are located at Texhoma, where Mr. LIMPERT is agent for the Rock Island.

Miss Mary A. MONFORT and Mr. James P. BRIDGE, of Cleveland, Oklahoma, were united in marriage by Rev. F.D. STEVICK at the Methodist parsonage in Pawnee, on June 17, 1919. The happy couple will make their home near Cleveland, where Mr. BRIDGE is engaged in the oil fields. Their many friends join in wishing them a happy voyage in life.

Mr. and Mrs. J.H. MANNING left yesterday for Topeka, Kansas, in their car to visit Mrs. Manning's daughter, Mrs. Frank ROWLANDS.

Mrs. Mollie MENTZER and son, Zane, and Misses Ana and Isabel TUCKER expect to leave this week for California, where they will visit relatives for the summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen A. DOUGLASS are the proud parents of a son that arrived at their home Tuesday afternoon. He is a fine boy and his little sisters, as well as his parents, are happy over his arrival.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BRUINGTON and Mrs. N.H. SWALLEY drove to Edmond Saturday to visit their daughters, Margaret and Mabel, who are attending summer school there.

The old friends of Miss Myrtle KNIGHT, formerly a teacher in the Pawnee schools, will be interested to hear that she was married June 9th at Stillwater to a Mr. LAHMAN.

Mrs. J.F. GREENLEE and daughter, Miss Ruth, were here the past week visiting their husband and father, who is with the Peter Drug Company. We hope they will conclude to make their home in Pawnee.

I.H. DAVENPORT of Idaho, is in the city this week looking for a place to live and is thinking of buying a business here and making this his home. We are glad to welcome strangers to our city.

Mrs. J.A. LIZAR was in Pawnee Saturday from Maramec with her two daughters, Mrs. JOHNSON of Cushing, and Mrs. GREEN of Colorado, who were on their way home after having been called here on account of their father's death.

The Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian Church met Tuesday with Mrs. Bert SMITH.

Mr. and Mrs. E.M. CLARK left Tuesday in their car for Kansas, where they expect to be joined by their friends, Mrs. NICHOLS and daughter, who were their guests this spring, and together go to California for the summer.

Fritz UHL was one of the boys who was on the troop trains that passes through Pawnee the past week. He expects to be back in Pawnee the first of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred UHL, Mrs. Emma STEWART and little Clifton UHL went to Oklahoma City Thursday to see the soldier boys who arrived there. They returned Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. SNYDER were glad to see their son, Arthur, on the troop trains that passed through here last week. He will return here just as soon as discharged.

News from Over Pawnee County

Blackburn:

Mr. and Mrs. James BELL and Misses Alice GOFF and Pearl GILLILAND returned Monday from their extended tour over several of the western states. They are looking fine and we are glad to have them home again.

Mrs. J.C. MARLOW and children, Zoe and Howard, came in Monday evening from Kendrick, where they have been visiting relatives the past week.

Lewis LOPER, Ollie KEETON and Ray LOPER were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

On Monday, June 9, Miss Eva HUSTON of San Bernardino, California, became the bride of Mr. Lee ANGUS of this place. The wedding was a great surprise to their many friends here. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.J. HUSTON, formerly of this place, and is loved by all who know her; talented and with a pleasing disposition that has endeared her to all. The groom is a young man of sterling worth, respected by every one. These young folks will make their home at Ponca City, Oklahoma. They have many friends here who wish them a prosperous and happy life.

Jack MOSIER came down from Ralston Monday night to see his new granddaughter.

S.A. PERSHALL was a Skedee visitor Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WILSON are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby girl at their home Sunday evening,.

The farmers are very busy harvesting their grain this week.

Sheriff MCINTYRE of Pawnee was a business visitor in Blackburn Wednesday.

Charley GOFF came in Saturday with an honorable discharge from the army. He has been in service overseas for some time and we are all glad to welcome him home again.

Mt. Vernon:

Mrs. Maud WHITE returned Monday from the hospital at Stillwater, where she had recently undergone an operation.

Mrs. Russell WHITE of Quay, has been sick at the Ben GROOMS home.

Mrs. W.C. WITHERS is spending a few days in Drumright.

Little De Alton JONSON has been spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. C.O. STONE, near Maramec.

Bert ANDERSON spent Thursday evening with his brother, Dewey ANDERSON.

A large crowd attended the dance given at the R.B. JOHNSTON home on Wednesday night.

Helen DODD has been on the sick list.

William MOORE recently suffered a severe injury to his hand.

Mrs. John DEAN and daughter, Ethel, were in Stillwater Saturday.

Lone Elm:

Clyde TOMBERLIN and family visited Tuesday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. TOMBERLIN.

John LEEN returned home from Wynona Sunday, where he has been at work.

Mrs. G.H. TOMBERLIN and children visited Sunday with her daughter, Mrs. Fluta LAWSON.

Mack COX and Miss Bernice HOLDER were married in Colorado, Tuesday, June 10th. Their many friends join in wishing them a happy and prosperous life.

Skedee Valley (Too late for last week.)

Mr. and Mrs. Willie SHAW gave a dance Saturday night in honor of Mr. SHAW's brother, Fred, who recently returned from France.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom REESE are the proud parents of a fine baby boy that came to brighten their home last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Will WATSON are visiting with his mother, Mrs. E.N. SMITH. Mr. WATSON's health seems to be improving at this time. WATSON researcher: Rita BUFORD rbcats@yahoo.com

Skedee Valley

Miss Nellie HILL, who has been an assistant cook for the Indian School at Pawhuska, returned home Sunday, after spending a few days visiting friends at Cleveland. Miss Gertrude GREGORY of Terlton, accompanied her home and is visiting with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. FLOWERS.

Royal and and Florence WATSON, who have been visiting with their uncle and aunt of Skedee, came up to spend an extended visit with their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.N. SMITH.

Will WATSON is slowly improving, though we all wish that he will soon be able to be out and around again. WATSON researcher: Rita BUFORD rbcats@yahoo.com

Messrs. Okley MEEKER, John HOSKINS and Elmer SULLINS called on Ben ROWDEN Sunday evening. The evening was spent in kodaking and playing music, as they are all violinists.

A Letter From Sgt. Ed LAMOTTE
Courier Service - Paris, France - May 23, 1919
To The Editor - Pawnee Courier-Dispatch and Times-Democrat
Dear Sir and Friends:
I must write and tell you that I am one more of the boys from Pawnee and I am sure they are not worrying in the least about me, as the most of the people of Pawnee, when I left there about two and a half years ago said to me well Ed you will be able to get the scalp of a few of those Germans before they get you, and we are all betting on you.
Well, I will say I did not get the scalp, but I am sure I got one for myself and many of my friends and I found them on the front and not in the prisons, as a goof fighter will get them sometimes. Will say that I have been over here over a year as I am in France now 16 months, and I am sure tired of this neck of the woods and as I have written to Mr. Chas. C. GRAHAM of the GRAHAM Hotel, of your city, that I wish I was back in Pawnee and he and I could go up on Coal Creek and kill a few quail and some ducks out in the Otoe, for I sure did like to hunt in my days at Pawnee, and I was well known in Pawnee, for I was there for a good many years, and when I left there I was Bugler of Co. "E" 1st Oklahoma Inf. from Pawnee and I can still say it was a company that the city was well proud they had some very good soldiers in the company and under the command of Capt. Chas. Johnson, (Whom is at the present a Major) and the boys were all a lively bunch.
I have missed them a great deal since I left them over a year ago in Ft. Worth, Texas, as I sailed for France with the Casuals of the 36th Div. and I have been over here a long time and am ready to come back to the good old U.S.A. and will say the people over here are very good to the Yankees and tho they are good, they are not like the folks at home, whom have stuck so close to us since we are over here. We have certainly appreciated all the people have done for us and a good word for the Red Cross is needed, for they have sure done their bit over here and over there as the boys here have stuck to the Red Cross and had no trouble with them in the least, as they have with us at the front in the cities in small towns, and all over in France, and we owe them for they have done a great deal to help the boys over here and give them the "Zip" to go get 'em Boche. We have got them now if they do not take a notion they want to be starved to death, and it sure is a hard blow to them to give in for that is against their gains and government, but we "Bust 'em all" the British say the Bloody Yanks, the French say Le Amerikan Tres Bein Ooui. (To be continued next week).

With The Churches:

Episcopal Church - J. CAUGHEY, Rector

Presbyterian Church - H.C. MILLARD, Pastor - Phone 272

Notice To Creditors
In the matter of the estate of Mahlon MORRIS, Deceased, late of Blackburn...Thomas MORRIS, Administrator.
In the matter of the estate of William WITTEN, deceased, late of the town of Maramec...Thomas P. WITTEN, Administrator.
In the matter of the Estate of Henry WHITE, Deceased, No. 803...at his place of residence, 3 miles south of the Town of Ralston...Arthur COONS, Administrator.

Notice of Property Acquired by Pawnee County at Re-sale:
...West Half Lot 3 and East Half Lot 4, Block 20 in the City of Pawnee...was sold at final sale on the 23rd day of September, 1918...sold to GAMBIL & NAIL of Pawnee for the sum of $400....A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer.
...Lot 2 in Block 20 in Original City of Cleveland, Pawnee County...was sold at final ale on the 23rd day of September, 1918,...That I have since received a bid for this property, and have sold the same to W.H., BOLES, of Cleveland, for the sum of $285.09...A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer.
...Lots 5-25 and 26 in Block 12 in the Town of Terlton...have sold the same to STORM & PERKINS, of Terlton, for the sum of $45.00...A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer.
...a tract ...Township of Cimarron..sold the same to Mrs. Daisey WARREN, of Cleveland, for the sum of $8.35...A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer.
...Lot 7 ...Cleveland...sold the same to G.W. GOODWIN of Cleveland, for the sum of $567.83...
...Lots 3 and 4...in Waggs Addition to the City of Cleveland...have sold the same to G.W. GOODWIN, of Cleveland, for the sum of $137.06...A.W. JOHNSON, County Treasurer

Sale of Indian Lands:

The following tracts of inherited and noncompetent Indian lands situated in the Pawnee Indian Reservation in Payne and Pawnee Counties, Oklahoma, are offered for sale on date indicated below, under the Act of Congress, May 27, 1902...
Inherited Indian Lands - Tuesday, July 1, 1919
Allotment No. 116 Mack HARRIS... Appraisement: $1,350
Allotment No. 72, Osage SKYSEEING...Appraisement, $1,800
Allotment No. 160, Mark RUTTER...Appraisement $2,200
Allotment No. 331, Effie PEARSON...Appraisement $1,600
Allotment No. 747, Mary PRATT...Appraisement $2,800
Allotment No. 94, George WEEKS...Appraisement $2,880
Allotment No. 735, Issac HYSON...Appraisement $4,875.
Allotment No. 533, Pete FANCYRIDER...Appraisement $2,000
Allotment No. 123, George PHILLIPS...Appraisement $2,400
Allotment No. 41, Green CALF...Appraisement $5,000
Noncompetency Indian Lands
Allotment No. 510, John BEAVER...Appraisement $4,800
Allotment No. 98, John WEEKS...Appraisement $2,560
Allotment No. 466, War ROUWALK...Appraisement $1,920
Allotment No. 576, Fanny WASHBURN...Appraisement $2,000
Allotment No. 368, Anna PIPECHIEF...Appraisement $1,100
Allotment No. 311, Maggie HAND...Appraisement $4,000
Allotment No. 224, Alice REALRIDER...Appraisement $1,350.


June 26, 1919

RAYMOND - CALDWELL
Miss Dorothy CALDWELL of Pawnee, and Mr. Albert RAYMOND of Tulsa surprised their many friends Sunday by going to Tulsa and being married. They were supposed to be going to Yost Lake to spend the day on a picnic with a party of friends and no one knew differently until Mrs. CALDWELL received a message Sunday that they were in Tulsa and were married.
The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. CALDWELL and is better known as "Toots." She was a favorite among her classmates at school and is a beautiful as well as talented girl. The groom has been coming to Pawnee for something like a year and is well liked by all who have met him. He is in business at Tulsa and will have a home there for his bride. Their many friends wish for them much happiness.

Soldier Assaulted
A peculiar case comes from Cleveland in that Sergeant Robert H. NEWCOMB was attacked by Mrs. Stephen ELSWORTH, who threw a bottle of acid in his face and attempted to beat him over the head with her parasol. From meager reports, it seems the ELSWORTH's lost a son in camp from flu and seem to blame Sergeant NEWCOMB for the death. On Wednesday, the sergeant was attacked by Mr. ELSWORTH in a pool hall down town and was scratched about the face. On account of the age of Mr. ELSWORTH, no attempt was made to fight back, and other developments are likely to follow.

Killed By Lightning
William Henry BERG was born December 5, 1858, in Ohio, and was killed by lightning June 20, 1919, at Pawnee, Oklahoma. He moved with his parents from Ohio to Illinois and while there was married to Miss Nancy BENNETT. To this union was born eight children, all of whom with their mother survive him except one boy, David, who was killed in action in France. The others are Mrs. Nellie POTTER of Valley, Oklahoma; Mrs. Minnie CREVELIN of Pawnee; Oscar of Skedee; Robert in the M.C. at Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall in the service at Hampton, Virginia; Henry at Tofield, Alta, Canada; and Ray who is at home.
For the last 25 years he with his family have lived near Pawnee. He was killed while sitting on his binder in the field Friday, June 20, about 12 o'clock. The team ran away and had gone several yards before he fell off.
Arrangements have not all been made for the funeral, as the boys have not all arrived yet. In the loss of Mr. BERG, Pawnee County loses one of its most highly respected citizens, a man who sent his sons to the army without a murmur and took up the work on the farm himself when they were gone. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of their many friends.

Mrs. Lulu May SHORTEN
Lula May HOTCHKISS was born at Fulton, Kansas, October 28, 1874, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.R. HUMMELL of Tulsa. She was married at Fort Scott, Kansas, to Ernest G. SHORTEN and they made their home at that place until 1898, when they came to Pawnee. To this union was born four children, all of whom survive their mother. The children are Mrs. Birdie HUMMELL, Mrs. Flora MILLER, Earl and Ernest SHORTEN, all of Tulsa. She also leaves to mourn her loss a mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. C. HOTCHKISS of Pawnee, and two sisters and two brothers.
She became a member of the Methodist Church at the age of 17. The funeral services were held at Sand Springs, Oklahoma, June 15, 1919, by Rev. L.D. CORNING.

Sunday School Picnic
The Presbyterian Sunday School gave a picnic to its members Wednesday evening in the park in the south part of town. Entertainment was provided and old-time pastimes were indulged in such as baseball for the boys of Dr. HOPE's age, while for the younger fellows like Will BRUINGTON and Frank HUDSON, the more gentle sport of horseshoe pitching was provided. Some interesting and closely contested games were played.
As they gathered early in the evening, it gave an opportunity for a social evening and the mingling of members drew them close together. An elaborate basket supper was provided, but as we were being entertained we promised not to tell how many different helpings was served.

Pawnee Bill Donates New High School Site
A site for the new high school building has been tendered by the school board. It contains a block of ground facing Seventh street, two blocks south of the present building. Major LILLIE made this tender as a contribution to Pawnee's future growth and development.

Found Guilty and Fined On Two Counts
In county court last Friday, J.B. LEDFORD was found guilty on a charge of disturbing the peace and fined $25, and on another charge, that of drunkenness, he drew a fine of $20. Mr. LEDFORD also had made affidavit that Clarence ROWE had bargained to leave two quarts of whiskey in his barn, for which he was to pay $24. Evidence brought out in the hearing developed the fact that Mr. LEDFORD was trying to injure young ROWE's standing in the community, as he was not in the neighborhood at the time the allegation was made. Clarence was given a clean bill by the court. The parties all live in the Blackburn neighborhood.

HASKINS - SCOTT
W.T. HASKINS of Pawnee and Mrs. Nettie SCOTT of Arizona were united in marriage Monday afternoon at the court house. Mr. HASKINS is a resident of Pawnee, and his wife was formerly a resident of this city also, but has moved away in the last few years. They have the best wishes of their friends.

A New Doctor
We are glad to welcome to our town Dr. F.T. GASTINEAU and wife of Oklahoma City, who have located here. They have taken rooms at the Sterling home until arrangements can be made for a house. The Doctor has his office over Jay & Jay's Drug Store.

LEVICK - BERRIER
Miss Gladys BERRIER and Mr. Albert LEVIC, both of Ralston, came down Saturday and were united in marriage by Judge VERNE. They were accompanied by his mother and sister, Mrs. Fred LEVICK and Miss Marie. the groom was formerly a resident of Pawnee and is a young man highly respected. His bride is a member of one of the best families of Ralston. They will make their home in that city, where they have the best wishes of their many friends.

Too Much Alcohol
J.M. SMITH was arrested and brought to Pawnee Tuesday by City Marshal NUTTLE of Jennings, on a charge of selling riceutrine, a new soft drink, but which contained too much alcohol. Mr. SMITH was released on bond.

BROWN - DURMAN
J.C. BROWN and Miss Pearl DURMAN of Jennings were united in marriage in Pawnee Saturday, Judge VERNE officiating. They will make their home at Jennings. Their friends wish them happiness.

BYERS - ELLIOTT
E.C. BYERS of Quay, and Miss Mildred ELLIOTT of Jennings came to Pawnee and were united in marriage by Judge VERNE. They will make their home at Jennings, where they have the good wishes of their friends.

Novel Invention
W.T. KNISELY and W.L. FULLER are responsible for an invention that has great promise in the automobile accessory line. It is an ingenious device for removing rims, and the main feature of it is its simplicity. The original is being displayed by these gentlemen and they are meeting the best wishes of their friends for the success of their patent.
There will be a move by Pawnee to get behind them that this may be made a strictly Pawnee product and as the demand will be great, it will put Pawnee on the map in the same proportion that Ford put Detroit on the map.

New Fixtures
MARX Brothers are having a house cleaning this week in the department store. They have gotten all new fixtures and are putting them in and are rearranging the goods until it looks like a new store. They have a splendid rest room and good drinking water, and everything for their customers' comfort. Mr. Maurice MARX has all the latest ideas of arranging goods and decorating windows and uses them to advantage. Mr. Gus MARX has just returned from a business trip to St. Louis.

The Test Well
Thirteen loads of sixteen inch casings have already been placed on the ground for the fnew test well on the northeast quarter of the W.H. ADLER farm. This well will be drilled by the Lake Maramec Oil & Gas Co., and is the first one of these wells they will drill to test their block of leases, and will be one-half mile east of Maramec.

Passed Away
Captain Arthur ROOT passed away at Washington, D.C., Saturday, June 21, after a long illness caused from blood poisoning resulting from a wound received in service. Captain ROOT was formerly a Pawnee boy, a lieutenant in Company E, and left here for the border. He received promotion rapidly and became captain. He was a brother to Mrs. J.T. CRAIG of Pawnee, and she with his father, H.E. ROOT, and two other sisters, Nellie CLIFTON and Mrs. Edna EDWARDS, left Monday for Greenville, Texas, where interment was to take place. He gave his life for his country.

Entertained
The young people of the Presbyterian Church were entertained at the home of their pastor, Rev. MILLARD and wife, last Thursday evening. All kinds of interesting games were played and later punch and wafers were served. All spent a most enjoyable evening.

Fire Damages Cafe
Fire at noon today badly damaged the stock and fixtures of the McSpadden Cafe, at the rear of the Security State Bank building. It started while the gasoline tank to the coffee urn was being filled. Mr. MCSPADDEN was pouring gasoline into the tank and run it over, fire starting up the wall and spreading to the ceiling. The fire department responded to the call and promptly put out the blaze.

Filling Station Opens
The new filling station at the corner of Seventh and Harrison streets was finished and opened to the public Saturday. Mr. MAYFIELD has built a neat little building, with two driveways to take care of the trade. Gasoline from a casind head plant is on sale, as well as the usual stock of oils and grease. The grounds have been covered over with chat and presents a fine appearance.

TATE - BANKS
A pretty little wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. BANKS, Tuesday morning, June 24th, at eight o'clock, when their daughter, Veva G., was united in marriage to Mr. Martell T. TATE of Algoma, Mississippi. Rev. CAUGHEY officiated, using the ring ceremony. Only the relatives and a few friends were present.
Shortly after the ceremony, Mrs. BANKS served a dainty four-course breakfast. The tables were beautifully decorated with pink and white sweet peas. During the ceremony, the bride and groom were attended by the newly wed Mr. and Mrs. Fred WILKERSON. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.P. BANKS, and has been raised in Pawnee. She has many friends who will be glad to know that she will not be leaving here immediately as her husband, whose parents are dead, has recently returned from overseas and as he was gassed during his stay over there the doctors advise him to do no indoor work for some time, they will be here for some months before settling down. They went to Tulsa and Oklahoma City for a short trip. Their many friends wish them much happiness in their future home.

Cupid's Capers
Sergt. Fed WINKINSON of Pawnee, and Miss Dewey LANE of this city, were married at Stillwater on Monday of this week, the Baptist minister officiating. The groom is a stalwart, manly fellow, and was in the service of his country during the war. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.T. LANE, and is an accomplished, educated young lady, having been one of the successful common school teachers of Noble County. - Morrison Transcript.

Local News:
Mrs. J.L. LEHEW and son, Clifford, and sister, Miss Elsie HUTCHINSON, left yesterday for an extended visit in New York.

Harve ADAMS of Canada, an old resident of Pawnee, is here visiting relatives and friends.

Mesdames J.I. LANGSTON, Ruth DAVIS and Owen WRIGHT of Terlton spent the day in Pawnee Tuesday shopping.

Miss Marie MARTIN who went to St. Louis a few weeks ago to see her mother who was in the hospital, returned home Sunday and her mother was able to accompany her.

Dr. A.C. COLES attended the recent annual convention of the Oklahoma Optical Association at Oklahoma City.

Captain R.E. WELLER and son, Chas., arrived in Pawnee Sunday from overseas where the Doctor had been in the service of Uncle Sam. We are glad to have them back.

Mrs. T.Z. SWALLEY and daughter, Mildred, and Mrs. J.N. RADLEY and daughter, Gladys, leave today for California. They will spent the summer visiting relatives and friends and taking in the scenery.

A letter received Monday from Mrs. C.A. BINNING, who is on her way to California in their car, says that they had reached Casper, Wyoming safely, and had up-to-date used 90 gallons of gasoline, 2 gallons of oil and one-half gallon of water in the car on the trip. The car is a Cadillac and so far they had had no accidents.

Col. WATERS Writes
Canton, South Dakota
Having a few moments spare time thought you might be interested in learning of conditions and crops in the country which I have just passed through. The oil lease sale at Pawhuska totaled $5,118,500. Leaving there for the north, I arrived in Tulsa just in time to witness the big flood, which did thousands of dollars damage to crops and property, washing some houses away and some of the railway tracks. I was detained 12 hours the next day. I reached Grand River in Northern Missouri, which was five miles wide, washing everything away in the bottoms. The train ran through back water for two miles and we couldn't see the track, but the section men waded ahead to see that the track was alright; but it made us all feel peculiar just the same. Crops and a great many buildings were washed away.
I arrived at Sigourney, Iowa just in time for the sale. The land sold for $417 per acre - some price for farm land. I left there Saturday night, came by the way of Cedar Rapids where a terrible explosion caused by spontaneous combustion in the largest starch factory in the world. It covered a solid block and was blown to atoms and all in flames in an instant. Over 100 people were killed and wounded. The explosion was so terrific it broke about all the plate glass windows in stores half a mile away. Our train took the siding to let a train pass and we watched the firemen extricate a body that was burned to a crisp. There are a number of bodies that have not yet been recovered, the heat is so intense in some of the smouldering debris that the men cannot work in it. It was certainly a horrible thing to look at.
Crops of all kinds everywhere I have been are the best I ever saw except where they are washed out. I sold an 80 acre farm here today for $536 per acre and last week a farm of 160 acres five miles from town sold at private sale for $600 per acre. These are facts. How does that sound to Oklahoma land owners, when for ten years they have not raised any more crops to the acre than we have there. I again warn the people there to not sell their land. It has raised a higher percent in the past six months than it has in six years before. The great increase in population and immense immigration will force prices much higher.
Respectfully, Col. E. WALTERS
News From Over Pawnee County

Sagerville:

Mr. and Mrs. John CARTER are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby girl, who came to live with them June 13th.

Orval BRUBAKER and Adolph SCHIEHING, who have been serving in the army overseas for the past year, have received their discharge and are now home to stay.

The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Charley COBB was buried in the Blackburn Cemetery Saturday.

Mrs. Wm. HOPPER spent the week end with her daughter, Mrs. Copsy HIGGINS, in Osage County.

Mrs. CAVE is nursing Mrs. John FRANKLIN and son, Raymond, who are both quite ill with the mumps.

Lillie KEETON transacted business in Pawnee Saturday.

Herschel HERRINGTON and Johnnie FERRIS are home from France with their honorable discharges.

Mr. and Mrs. M.L. KERSHNER entertained a number of guests last Saturday with a bountiful dinner in honor of Mr. KERSHNER's birthday. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. S. HUCKSTEP of Stillwater, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. GAINEY and children, Mr. and Mrs. H.L. BRUNSON, Mrs. J.O. MYERS and daughter, Miss Jessie, and Mr. and Mrs. B.M. BEVINS.

A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Emerson PLUMMER last Sunday.

Mrs. Hattie MARLOW is quite sick with the mumps this week.

Charley GOFF went to Wichita, Monday, to visit his brother, Lewis.

_______ WILKERSON arrived home Sunday after several months' service with the forces overseas.

We are glad to hear that Clarence ROE was not guilty of the charge made against him last week.

Mr. and Mrs. John SCHIEHING and family had quite a family reunion last Sunday in honor of their son, Adolph's, home coming. All the children were at home to spend the day and it was a day of rejoicing indeed.

Miss Una ROBINSON of Montana, is visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R.S. ROBINSON.

H.J. LEWIS went to Independence, Kansas last Monday on business.

Mrs. Eva PARKS went Monday to spend a week with her brother, Emerson PLUMMER, and family in Osage County.

Lone Jack:

Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS took supper with Mr. and Mrs. J.L. DRAKE and family Sunday evening.

Mrs. H.O. FETTERS and little daughters, Orpha and Arletta of Joplin, Missouri, who have been visiting her sister, Mrs. O.E. REINECKE, returned home Thursday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. C.H. MONTGOMERY of Rocky Comfort, Missouri, were visiting their cousin, A.W. GENTRY, and family the past week.

Misses Laura DRAKE and Irma GENTRY joined the S.S. Club June 19th.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. KIMZEY spent the day Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Will KELLY.

Miss Ula Mae SLEAD and her little sister, Martha Louise, of Oklahoma City, are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. SLEAD.

Ray SHAW of Lela is helping his brother, Fred, in the harvest.

Leola and Lester GENTRY and Hugh MARRS took dinner with Mrs. C.L. MYERS, Sunday.

Mrs. MYERS and Leola GENTRY and Winnie ROGERS spend Sunday afternoon with Mrs. Paul WALENCIAK.

Ralston:

Our solder boys are returning every day. Mr. GLEN and Mr. MARLOW are the last to return. We are glad to see them looking so well.

Mrs. John DRYMON was a business caller in Pawnee Thursday.

Grandpa and Grandma LOPER returned home Sunday from Chicago, where they have been for a couple of months. Their daughter-in-law was buried while they were there. We are glad to see them back again.

Rev. CALHOON filled his regular appointment here Sunday.

Ye Scribe was surprised to see our old friend Jap LIZAR of Pawnee on the streets of Ralston Monday, on his way home from Wynona.

J.W. LAMBERT returned to Cleveland Monday, after visiting his daughter, Mrs. Laura TEICHMER, for a few days.

Lone Elm:

Mr. and Mrs. Henry BEELER and family of Quay visited Tuesday until Thursday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alois HETTENBACH and family.

Mr. and Mrs. W.I. BERRY and daughter of Quay visited Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. L.V. LAWSON.

Russell SNEED went to Yale Friday on business.

Ray SNEED returned home from overseas Friday.

G.H. TOMBERLIN's children surprised him Thursday evening, it being his fifty-fourth birthday. Ice cream and cake were served.

Mr. and Mrs. Jonas SNEED and Mr. and Mrs. Russell SNEED and families visited Sunday with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. SNEED.

Oats are looking fine and are almost ready to harvest.

Louis HETTENBACH spent the week end with her sister, Mrs. H.R. BEELER of Quay.

Mrs. Ethel TOMBERLIN and Mrs. Fleeta LAWSON were shopping in Quay Thursday.

Mrs. Harve COCANOUER was called to wait on her mother, Mrs. Frank BEIDEN, who is very ill with dropsy.

Maramec, Route 1:

Miss Pet and Ollie WALKER were shopping in Maramec Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. HEBBARD have been visiting at Mr. Jim CANNON's and Mr. LAWSON's the past week.

Charley BARR, who has been visiting at Mr. BLAKE's returned to his home in Oklahoma City last week.

Mr. HAZELBAKER and daughters were shopping in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. WALKER cut wheat for Mr. STRADER the past week.

Monta DAVIS returned home from overseas last week and is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Baden DAVIS, and other relatives.

On June 18 at 2 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Tom JOHNSON occurred the marriage of her granddaughter, Miss Elnora JOHNSON to Edward MCMURTRY. Mrs. THORP of Maramec performed the ceremony. Only near relatives attended the wedding. Both of these young people are well and favorably known here. Edward is the son of Mr. and Mrs. MCMURTRY, formerly of Maramec, but now living in Oregon. He has just returned from overseas. the bride is the daughter of Mr. Ed JOHNSON, who has always lived on their farm near Bryan. She is loved and respected by all who know her for her kind disposition. Her mother having died when she was about 13, she has been such a comfort to her grandparents and father, helping care for her younger brothers and sister. We have not learned where they intend to make their future home but their many friends here wish them a happy life, and will regret to have Elnora leave our neighborhood.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed BLAKE were in Pawnee Saturday afternoon.,

Miss Ora HAZELBAKER, who has been at Tonkawa the past two months, is spending the week with homefolks.

Alex DAVIS and family were Pawnee shoppers Saturday.

Mrs. THURBER and Mrs. DRURY visited in Ripley from Sunday til Thursday.

Mr. GRIMES and Maud were in Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. CHARLTON and two youngest children, who have been visiting relatives in Tulsa and Oilton the past week, returned home Saturday. Her brother, Will WILLARD, accompanied her home.

Mr. and Mrs. James SNEED were in Pawnee Saturday.

Miss Pet and Ollie WALKER were shopping in Pawnee Friday.

Mr. LAWSON and Mr. and Mrs. HEBBARD were called to Mr. JOHNSON's Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Mary JOHNSON, who is staying in Pawnee, spent Wednesday and Thursday with homefolks.

Coal Creek:

W. DREWITZ was a business visitor in Pawnee Saturday.

Cole PENNY is sick with the chicken-pox.

Joe KIMBERLIN is binding wheat in the Victor neighborhood.

Edison BENNETT graduated from the automobile school at Wichita and has returned home. Mrs. W.W. WELK fell and hurt one of her limbs last week.

Little Verlin BECK has recovered from the effects of the coal oil he drank last week.

Mrs. Chas. LOCKWOOD was shopping in Pawnee Thursday.

Mrs. Joe PENNY called on Mrs. Walter BARNES Friday.

Oral WELLS visited with Ronald Spencer Sunday.

Don BECK, Cecil HARDMAN and Alva DUNCAN were Pawnee visitors last Thursday.

Banner Items:

Several have been cutting oats the past week.

Mrs. G.W. MOORE and son, Charlie, were Pawnee visitors Monday.

G.B. FUSS is building a new house on his farm. Mr. BROWN, of Pawnee, is doing the work.

Miss Myrtle MARTIN of this vicinity and John PRATHER of Caddo County, were married Thursday.

G.W. MOORE and family visited Sunday with R.T. DILL and family and attended the ball game near Lone Elm Sunday evening.

Mrs. Joe SCANTLIN and son called at the W.E. WALKER home Saturday afternoon.

Ray SNEED returned home Friday from overseas. Ray had been gone a long time and we are glad to welcome the boys back home.

Cleveland:

Bob DAVENPORT came in last week after serving 8 months overseas. Bob says he is glad to get back to the States.

Gale MOORE left Friday for a visit with his brother, Glenn, at Avant.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank WOLLARD and family left Wednesday for Colorado, where they will spend the summer.

Miss Virgina MAXWELL received word that Luther BLEVINS had landed in the U.S. after serving 8 months overseas.

Mr. and Mrs. Olen BOONE left today for their new home in Okarche.

Will LIGHTFOOT of Oklahoma City, was in Cleveland on business this week.

Merle HAYS is visiting friends in Pawnee this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed LOVELL returned home after a visit in Illinois.

Bob NEWCOMB has recently received his discharge at Camp Travis, Texas, and is visiting Miss Blanche FOLEY of this city.

Cleveland is going to celebrate the 4th of July for the boys that have returned from service.

Mrs. M.E. PACK of Graham, Texas, is here visiting friends.

Lela Lines:

Mrs. E.L. BAGGETT was shopping between trains in Pawnee Friday.

Mrs. Minnie STANLEY of Morrison spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jno. Nelson.

Roy GREENLEAF loaded out a car of cattle Saturday. He accompanied them to the Kansas City market.

C.J. DAVIDSON and family spent Sunday with Mrs. DAVIDSON's brother, W.B. SHELLADY.

Misses Lonella and Helen FAIRCHILDS were up from Stillwater visiting homefolks Saturday and Sunday.

Miss Letha MCKINRION of Glencoe spent the week end at the FAIRCHILDS home.

Tom NELSON arrived home Saturday evening. He has just returned from service overseas.

Mr. and Mrs. M.E. HIET and Mr. and Mrs. Roy BERRY, of Pawnee, were in Lela Sunday evening.

Mrs. MILLS and children, of Morrison, visited with Mrs. Maud MILES Friday and Saturday.

Miss Della TANNER of Oklahoma City, who is visiting her grandparents, spent a few days in Pawnee last week visiting her cousins, the Misses TANNER.

Notice To Creditors:
In the matter of the estate of William WITTEN, deceased, late of the town of Maramec...Thomas P. WITTEN, Administrator.
In the matter of the estate of John H. BENNER, deceased, No. 804...Charles BENNER, Administrator.
In the matter of the estate of Albert POSATLEWAIT, deceased, No. 798...Louise L. POSTLEWAIT, Executrix.

Professional Cards:

L.V. ORTON - Brown MOORE - Orton and Moore, Lawyers

Edwin R. MCNEILL - Attorney-at-Law

Thurman S. HURST, Lawyer

L.N. KIMREY - Lawyer

CLARK & ARMSTRONG - Attorneys-at-Law


July 03, 1919

Accidentally Shot
The young sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bert SMITH and Mrs. Orin SMITH were taken out to Skedee Creek, about three miles from town, by their parents for a picnic Friday evening and the parents left the boys there while they drove back to town. They had hardly more than arrived in town when some one phone that Glen SMITH, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert SMITH had been shot. Upon picking up the twenty two Ted Smith, Orin SMITH's son, accidental shot him, the bullet going through the neck. He spit up large quantities of blood, but did not seem to be hurt badly. Dr. LEHEW was called and stayed till long in the night, but was unable to locate the bullet. He was taken to Stillwater and Dr. WHITTENBERG took two x-ray pictures but did not locate it. It is supposed that he either spit it out or swallowed it. The boy seems to be all right and suffers no inconvenience, but it was certainly a very narrow escape.

Made over $100 Worth of Doughnuts
Mrs. J.B. DAVIS mixed the dough for over $100 worth of doughnuts last Saturday when the ladies made and sold doughnuts for the benefit of the Salvation Army. Mrs. DAVIS is the best hand at making doughnuts around Pawnee, and always gets the job. She worked faithfully and the result was that the Salvation Army got $75 from the day's work after the expenses were paid. Several other ladies deserve credit for their work and the girls who put in the day selling them on the streets did fine work.

Baby Christened
The Rite of Circumcision was solemnized for the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice WEISZ yesterday in a very quiet manner. Dr. HIMMELSTEIN of Tulsa officiated and Mr. Herman WEISZ, a brother of the father, acted as godfather. The boy, who is a fine fellow, looking more like a month old baby than eight days, was christened Newton Barney WEISZ. Dr. J.L. LEHEW was a special guest. A splendid repast was partaken of after the ceremonies.

Correction
Last week in our mention of the invention of an automobile accessory, we stated W.T. KNISLEY and W.L. FULLER were responsible for the product. Mr. FULLER is the one who worked out the plan and should have been given full credit for the invention. A company has been organized and the name of Midwest Manufacturing Company adopted. The officers are: W.L. FULLER, president; W.T. KNISLEY, vice-president; and C.H. ASLING, secretary-treasurer.

Agency News
D.E. MURPHY, traveling auditor in the Indian Service, will be the new disbursing agent of the consolidated Ponca, Otoe and Pawnee agencies. He is now checking over the affairs of the Poncas and Otoes, and as soon as that work is completed, will be on duty here. Mr. MURPHY was with Mr. FERRIS in Montana, and comes highly recommended as an officer and gentleman.
Thos. FERRIS, who has served so well as agent the past year and a half, will leave to take up his duties as superintendent of the National park at Sulphur, July 15. He will be succeeded as agent here by Mr. HART, who has been superintendent of the Oneida, Wisconsin, Indian schools the past several years. Mr. HART was formerly from Oklahoma, and we are glad to welcome him back. He will arrive in Pawnee about the 10th and assume his official duties the 15th.
Mr. LITTLE, of the Otoe agency will come to Pawnee, and will have charge of the Otoe records. Mr. LITTLE has a family and will make a welcome addition to our population.
Mr. ROBERTS will come from the Ponca agency with the Ponca records as a clerk, and will have charge of the Ponca business, under direction of the agent. Mr. ROBERTS will also bring his family.

Farewell Reception
The employees and their families at the Indian Agency gave a farewell reception at the girls dormitory last Thursday evening, in honor of Superintendent and Mrs. FERRIS, who are leaving this month. A large number were present and their regard for them was shown by a splendid chest of Alvin silverware. Dr. WATERS made the presentation speech. The time was spent in interesting games and conversation after which cake, ice cream and frappe was served.
Pawnee as a town, as well as those at the Agency regret to have Mr. and Mrs. FERRIS leave but hope the change may benefit his health, as he hopes it will. His place will be filled by Supt. HART, of the Oneida Agency, in Wisconsin.

Off On Summer Vacation

Mrs. N.J. HILL left yesterday for Portland, Oregon, where she will spend the summer with her daughter, Mrs. Nellie E. COOPER.

Mrs. O.E. CONLEY came over from Morrison yesterday and left from here for Bellingham, Washington, where she will visit for several months with her daughter, Mrs. F.E. WHITE.

Mrs. Emily CUNNINGHAM left yesterday for Portland, Oregon, where she will visit her son, Arthur, during the hot weather.

A card received from Mrs. C.A. BINNING and party en route to California in their car said that they had reached Livingston, Montana, and had no serious accidents other than a broken spring to their trailer. They expected to reach Portland, Oregon soon,.

Mrs. John BRANDON and daughter, Bessie, left Tuesday for Milan, Missouri, where they will visit relatives for some time.

More New Homes and Improvements

The first story of the new addition to the BRUINGTON building is nearing completion. It is of native stone with an extra heavy wall. Rock is being hauled, on a Dodge truck and good progress is being made.

The front is being put in the new building to be occupied by "The Fashion." This store will be one of the attractive ones of Pawnee, when completed.

The addition to the PETER drug company building has been completed and arranging fixtures to conform to the new arrangement is in progress. The additional rooms and arrangement adds much to the convenience of the new store.

Barney WEIL's new home is enclosed and makes a very attractive appearance on a commanding corner.

Geo. WHEELER is remodeling his residence property in the south part of town.

Mrs. C.T. SEEVERS is erecting two nice residences on her lots just west of her residence.

Emeline STRADER
Emeline STRADER was born January 23, 1833, in Illinois and died at the home of her son, James DALLAS, who lives six miles east of Pawnee, Oklahoma, June 28, 1919, at the age of 86 years, 5 months and 5 days. She was married to Thomas DALLAS, February 21, 1852. To this union was born five children, Mrs. Sallie FITZPATRICK and Charles DALLAS having preceded her to the great beyond. The other children are Mrs. Minervia SMITH of Rockville, Missouri, Roll DALLAS of Goodnight, Oklahoma, and James DALLAS of Valley, Oklahoma. Besides the children she leaves one brother and twenty-three grandchildren to mourn her loss. She had made her home with her son, James and family, for several years. The remains were taken to Schell City, Missouri, and laid to rest in the Flat Rock Cemetery.

Former Pawnee Citizen Stricken By Paralysis
M.F. LAKE, formerly of Pawnee, but now of Sallisaw, was stricken with paralysis the first of the week and is in a very serious condition. Mr. LAKE was appointed the first county clerk of this county, later trading offices with the sheriff and succeeding himself as sheriff several times. At present, he is in the real estate business at Sallisaw. His many friends here will regret to hear of his misfortune.

Births
Mr. and Mrs. Barney WEIL are rejoicing over the arrival of a son who made his appearance at their home Saturday morning, June 28. He has been called Julian.

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice MARX are the parents of a fine baby boy which arrived at their home Saturday morning, June 28.

Mr. and Mrs. B.F. JONES are the proud parents of a ten pound girl, which was born Monday morning. Mrs. JONES was formerly Miss Mercie GOING.

Mr. and Mrs. Logan PLACE, who live six miles east of town, are the parents of a fine baby boy.

J.W. CAYWOOD and wife, living 12 miles south of Pawnee, have a fine boy, born Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MOORE, who live 12 miles east of town, are the parents of a boy born, Tuesday, June 24.

Resigned From Post Office
Wilmer BUSHORR, who has so long and faithfully served in the post office here, has resigned and has taken a position with an oil company at Quay. they will not move from here until fall, as they are taking care of the home of Mrs. C.A. BINNING, while they are in California for the summer.

Good News
Mrs. Bert HARSHBARGER has received news that her son, Wendell, who has been with the 5th Marines for two years, will start home in six weeks from overseas and another son, Ward, is on his way home. The other two, Forrest and Perry, have already arrived home. They are certainly fortunate to get them all back again and we are glad for them.

Attends M.E. Centenary
G.G. BARBER left yesterday to attend the Methodist Centenary Celebration at Columbus, Ohio. This is one of the greatest missionary events that has ever taken place in history. The attendance will exceed 300,000. It will be held in a hundred acre park, which is crowded with exhibits from all over the world. A chorus of 1,000 voices has been trained to participate in the pageants.

Marriage Licenses
Bert BELDEN to Clela KENNY, both of Maramec.
Davis GILLETT of Osage to Mary E. LUCAS, Cleveland.
Homer MASON to Alta HARP, both of Jennings.
Jesse W. MAHAFFEY, Oilton, to Lucile MANION, St. Louis.
Jas. P. BRIDGE to Mary A. MONTFORTE, both of Cleveland.
Edward MCMURTRY,Philomath, Oregon, to Elnora G. JOHNSON, Maramec.
Eugene F. MAXWELL to Ella F. SIMPSON, both of Yale.
Benny BURNS to Mrs. Nora COOSAH, both of Pawnee.
William B. KIRTLEY, Stroud, to Edith FIELDS, Glencoe.
John H. GANZ to Ruth N. CLINE, both of Jennings.
Jesse C. BROWN to Pearl DURMAN, both of Terlton.
Elvie Court BEYER, Quay, to Mildred Marie ELLIOTT, Jennings.
George Warner MCGUIRE to Leonora RATCLIFF, both of Skedee.
Albert Roy LEVICK to Mabel Gladys BARRIER, both of Ralston.
Floyd O. HUTCHINSON, Lela, to Maud M. WHITLOW, Glencoe.
Martell T. TATE, Algoma, Mississippi, to Veva G. BANKS, Pawnee.
William T. HASKINS, Pawnee, to Nettie J. SCOTT, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Frank BEJARAMO to Mrs. Nellie BYBEE, both of Pawnee.
Charles Elmer HUNSAKER, Pawnee to Ruth HART, Ralston.
Frank Press WILSON, Quay to Emma REED, Quay.
Everett C. LITTLEPAGE to Lula BAILEY, both of Valley.
Lawrence A. MILLS, Fairfax to Maud Ruth POTTER, Fairfax.

Local News:

Palmer JAY, the young son of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil JAY, had the misfortune of breaking his wrist yesterday while trying to crank a car.

A.M. ARMSTRONG has just returned from a business trip to Wichita Falls, Texas. While there, he received in his mail a bill for some oil mat4rial for the Armstrong Oil Company. On looking up the company, he found another A.M. ARMSTRONG, who was president of the company, but who was a woman.

Mrs. C.M. FOIL, of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee Monday.

C.E. DAVIES, of Skedee, was a Pawnee visitor Saturday.

Mrs. E.B. EDWARDS, of Morrison, was a Pawnee shopper Saturday.

Mrs. J.W. GOINGS, of Oilton, had business in Pawnee Friday.

H.C. HANNA went to Oklahoma City Tuesday on business.

Mrs. John BOONE, of Fairfax, spent the day in this city yesterday.

Mrs. M.E. WILLIAMS was in from Valley Tuesday on business.

Mrs. A.W. JOHNSON and little son visited at Glencoe Tuesday.

Mrs. A.T. TILLOCK, of Keystone, was shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Z.E. CARVER, of Valley, was a business visitor in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. Ella MILLER and son, of Ralston, were in Pawnee on business Monday.

J.G. JOHNSON and family, of Glencoe, were shopping in Pawnee last Saturday.

Willie SCHONE was one of the boys who has recently arrived home from overseas.

Mrs. B.O. SUBLETT and daughter, Grace, were in from Jennings Monday, shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. C.E. YALEY, of Maramec, drove to Pawnee yesterday on business.

Mrs. W.R. LUCAS and daughter, Opal, of Cleveland, spent the day here yesterday.

Mrs. Wm. H. ADLER and daughter, Mina, of Maramec, were Pawnee visitors yesterday.

Mrs. G.A. MARTIN and Mrs. C.N. MARPLE of Hallett, were shopping in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. Clarence HILL and Misses Nellie and Margarie HILL were in Glencoe for the day yesterday.

Wm. SUMMY and daughter, Nellie, and Miss Lucy MCCULLOUGH were down from Ralston shopping Saturday.

Miss Nora CONLEY, of Maramec, who is attending school at Stillwater, came in Saturday and returned Sunday.

Mrs. Dan BAKER spent Sunday at the home of her sister, Mrs. Hazel WAGGONER, near Glencoe.

Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK and son and her niece, Cleo FRANKLIN, were in Pawnee the last of the week from Casey.

Mrs. M.M. VANCE and daughter, Adda, and Miss Della GILLETTE of Skedee were shopping in Pawnee Monday.

Mrs. D.J. WYNNE, of Frederick, Oklahoma, is here to spend the summer with her daughter, Mrs. L.P. VAUGHN.

Mr. and Mrs. W.H. PASLEY and daughter, Julia, and their niece were in from Casey Saturday, and spent the day.

Wid MILLER, formerly employed at Fletcher's Barber Shop, has bought a half interest in "Sam's Place" on the west side.

Miss Flora WELCH, who has been attending business college at Enid, spent the day Saturday with Miss Bulah ROBERSON.

Mrs. Dock SCOTT is visiting Mrs. TATRO (formerly Mrs. Geo. DAY) at Bartlesville, this week.

Mrs. N.Z. BARNES leaves today for Chandler, Oklahoma, to visit her daughters for a few days.

Mrs. Ray BOWKER and daughter, Mabel, of Casey, spent the day in Pawnee Tuesday.

Miss Opal WALLS, of Skedee, who has been attending school at Oklahoma City, was in Pawnee Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike KATZ returned Tuesday from an extended visit in Colorado.

Mrs. W.A. LONG and mother, who have been visiting in Wichita, returned home Monday.

Misses Louise KRAUSS and Elida BERRY came up from Stillwater for the weekend.

Miss May HUSSEY and Mrs. A.E. HIX, of Hallett, were shopping in Pawnee Saturday.

Misses Iva and Grace MITCHELL, of Morrison, were in Pawnee shopping on Saturday.

Dr. CREEL and family, of Oklahoma City, are guests of Jas. W. SMITH and family this week.

Mrs. Wm. TOMLINSON and Mrs. E.T. RAMEY, of Jennings, spent the day in this city Saturday.

Mrs. John HINKLE, of Stillwater, was the guest of her sister, Mrs. Loyd MARX, the last of the week.

Mrs. Della TRONE and son, of Wichita, spent the last of the week here with relatives and friends.

Mrs. Gertrude SALE left Saturday morning for Guthrie to visit her grandson, Myron MARX and wife.

Miss Elizabeth BRANDON came up from Cushing yesterday to spend a few days with friends, as her mother is away.

Dallas DAVIS and little Miss Dorothy BADGER went to Tulsa Monday to spend the week visiting his sister, Mrs. A.W. MITCHELL.

Mr. and Mrs. H. SCHRADER, of Blackburn, and her sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ora SHISLER of Stanberry, Missouri, motored over from Blackburn last Saturday.

Herman WHITING, who has been engaged in teaching at the Agency, has been transferred to Arizona. The wife of the new superintendent will take his place.

Grandma BAIRD, of the Agency, left Saturday for Wichita, where she will visit her children. Her daughter, Miss Isabel, accompanied her as far as Arkansas City.

Mrs. A.H. KOLB, Mrs. J.N. RADLEY and daughter, Gladys, and Mrs. T.Z. SWALLEY and daughter, Mildred, left Thursday for an extended visit in California.

Uncle Bill SOUSLEY left last Thursday with his son-in-law, Harve ADAMS, for his home in Alberta, Canada. He will make his home there if the climate agrees with him.

Mr. and Mrs. ANCHORSHIELD and two sons drove in Thursday from California and will make their home here. One of the sons went on to St. Louis, where he is employed.

Chas. HAUN, who has been overseas for many months, returned home last Monday. He has been in the hospital for some time, with cancer of the lip and has recently had it removed, and feels confident that he has a permanent cure.

Robert ROWDEN, who has been with the hospital corps overseas for over a year, arrived home yesterday. He is looking fine and we are glad to see him back.

Mrs. Chester WARDEN, of Yale, spent the weekend with her brothers, the PETER boys, and their families. Her sister, Mrs. TRONE, and sister-in-law, Mrs. Fred PETER, were here from their homes in Kansas and Illinois and their father, J.S. PETER, was over from Skedee, making almost a family reunion.

Mr. and Mrs. R.D. MORGAN and son, Frank, of Portsmouth, Ohio, are visiting Mrs. Morgan's brother, Hemry M. SOMMERS, of Pawnee. They drove through in their Ford, encountering some very bad roads and weather. They made 1165 miles in eight days, averaging 145 1/2 miles per day. Frank drove the full trip without any assistance. They will leave after the 4th for San Francisco, where they will make their future home.

Sergt. Robert WHITMAN, who has been overseas with the 36th Division, was in Pawnee the first of the week, having recently been discharged from the service at Camp Bowie. He has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Ed SCHYETTE at Oklahoma City. They were formerly residents of Pawnee. Sergt. WHITMAN has not made up his mind whether he will make his home at Pawnee again or not.

Mrs. J.L. LANDERS, of Maramec, came in Monday to bring her daughter, Mrs. W.B. WHITLOCK and baby, who had been here visiting them. As they came to town they were driving a team and a little colt was following its mother. A car came along, driven by one of the Pawnee livery men, and passed so close to them that the colt was swept down by the car and its leg broken. As they had no means of killing it, they had to leave it by the roadside all day.

With The Churches:

Christian Church - J. Walter TURNER, Pastor
First Presbyterian Church - H.C. MILLARD, Pastor

Mt. Vernon:

Mrs. Edna BROWN and three children, of Iowa, are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert BUNTIN.

Lew ELLIS received Monday $40 an acre lease money for his farm near the south state road.

Sam GARRISON, of Kim, Colorado, who has been in Stillwater for some time, under the treatment of Dr. WHITTENBURG, has returned to the home of his brother, Jim GARRISON.

Mrs. Edith NOAH spent Wednesday at the home of her father, John DEAN.

Mrs. Orman RICE and daughter, of Jones City, came in Tuesday for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. STONE.

Frank HARRIS made a business trip to Stillwater on Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. E.C. STONE, Mrs. Orman RICE and daughter, Katie May, spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. Cecil STONE, near Maramec.

A large crowd attended the ice cream social at Mr. FARMER's on Tuesday night, and a neat sum was realized for the Epworth League.

J.W. SAGER has sold his farm to Walter HESTAND.

John DEAN cut oats for Mr. GOOLD on Thursday and Friday.

Mrs. Russell WHITE and children returned to their home in Quay, Thursday, after a two week visit at the Percy GROOMS home.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe DANIELS of Yale, spent Saturday night at Link DEWITT's and Sunday at V. DANIELS'.

Earl JOHNSON has returned home after spending the past four weeks with his sister, Mrs. C.O. STONE, near Maramec.

Oscar JESSEE made a quick trip to and from the oil fields a few days ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Link DEWITT entertained relatives over Sunday.

The West Point Red Cross Society met with Mrs. E.C. STONE and sewed quilt blocks for the hostess.

Mrs. C.S. BLACK is entertaining her brother, Rev. Daniel DUNKELBURGER.

Mrs. Ben GROOMS, Retha MILLER, Oswald WHITE, Earl JOHNSON and Okla DEWITT spent Sunday at Mr. GRANDSTAFF's.

Rev. DUNKELBURGER of Marshall, Missouri, formerly of this place, preached an interesting sermon on Sunday night at the West Point school house. Bro. DUNKELBURGER preached many years at West Point and his old friends and neighbors were glad of an opportunity to again shake his friendly hand, and listen to his message from God.

Calvin SCOTT visited Sunday with his friend, Elwin JOHNSON.

Misses Bertha and Rhoda HART spent Tuesday at the DODD home.

Rev. BYRD filled his regular appointment at Mt. Vernon last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben GROOMS were visitors in Pawnee Friday.

DeAlton JOHNSON is spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Cecil STONE.

Mrs. Jim HONEYMAN and children, Mr. and Mrs. Alf MALONEY and children, Mr. and Mrs. Lynton BLACK and son, and Rev. DUNKELBURGER were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. BLACK.

A number of young people from this vicinity went to Yost Lake on Sunday, among whom were Edward GOOLD, Leonard BOYD, Armand DEAN, Oscar JESSEE, Eva and Della KLUTZENBAKER, Nelson SAGER, Emma SAGER and Bernice SMITH.

Mrs. W.C. WITHERS has been quite sick for a few days.

The children of R.C. SCOTT have just recovered from the mumps.

Maramec, Route 1:

Mr. and Mrs. HEBBARD spent last week visiting Mr. JOHNSONS.

George REED returned home Saturday from overseas. He is visiting his mother, Mrs. RICHARDSON.

Miss Pet and Ollie WALKER were Maramec shoppers Saturday.

Miss Ora HAZELBAKER returned to Tonkawa Sunday.

Mrs. WILLARD and son, Albert, of Oilton, are visiting relatives here this week.

Mr. and Mrs. GRIMES were Pawnee shoppers Saturday.

Cy HESSLER has been working in the oil fields at Quay the past week. He returned home Friday, suffering with a carbuncle on his arm.

Mrs. BLAKE spent Monday at the GRIMES home.

Mrs. Helen WHITLOCK, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. LANDERS, and other relatives here, returned to her home in Toronto, Kansas, Saturday. Her sister, Margaret, accompanied her.

Miss Elsie MEEKER called at Mr. GRIMES, Saturday evening.

Tim WALKER was in Pawnee last Wednesday.

Mrs. HAZELBAKER is suffering with a fellon on her finger.

The party at Mr. MARTIN's was well attended Saturday night. All report a nice time.

Blackburn:

Mrs. Frank WILSON is visiting her brother and sister at Wynona this week.

John MAHONEY went to Oklahoma City, Thursday, to consult a specialist about the cancer on his face.

A home coming reception was given at the Daisy school house Saturday evening, in honor of Arthur BURGE, who has just returned from overseas.

Misses Effie KEENEY and Artie ROWDEN visited over Sunday with their friend, Miss Mattie HUSTON.

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar MOORE are the proud parents of a fine baby boy who put in his appearance at their home Tuesday, June 24.

Johnnie COBB returned from overseas last week and is now visiting his parents at Kansas, Oklahoma.

Frank PARKS took the Civil Service examination at Pawnee, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond QUEEN went to Pawnee Saturday. Mrs. QUEEN visited with Mrs. T.O. LONGMIRE while Mr. QUEEN took the Civil Service examination for rural route carrier.

Mr. and Mrs. Orval BURGE are proud to announce the arrival of a fine baby girl who came to live with them on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee ANGUS of San Berardino, California, are visiting relatives in and near Blackburn this week.

Earl WASHBURN, of Quay, is visiting relatives and friends in town this week.

Mr. and Mrs. James BELL and Miss Allie GOFF and Mrs. G.H. HAMPTON were Pawnee visitors this week.

Miss Florence SIMPSON of Pawnee is visiting her friend, Mrs. Margaret MCCORD this week.

Alva MARLOW transacted business in Pawnee Wednesday.

Leslie LEHEW, of Pawnee, visited at the Dr. MARLOW home Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Felix HILL, Mrs. J.O. WELLS and Miss Zoe MARLOW were shopping in Pawnee Wednesday.

Mrs. Walter CLARE is on the sick list this week.

Word was received that Earl DRAKE, Walter PLACE and Arthur LAKE had arrived from overseas.

Mrs. Loyd BAKER left Sunday for Williamsburg, Iowa, to join her husband and father, who are working there.

Mrs. T.E. HUSTON, who has been visiting in Missouri, returned home last Thursday, accompanied by her mother, Grandma STARK.

Mrs. Ethel MILBURN and brother, Charley PINKSTAFF, visited at the MILBURN home over Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. A.L. MARLOW and Miss Pearl GILLILAND spent Friday evening at the F.M. MARLOW home.

Misses Allie GOFF and Helen FULLER assisted in the MARLOW store Saturday afternoon.

Carl ADKINS and Billie HARMON were Pawnee visitors, Saturday.

Harve ROBINSON, of Cleveland, is visiting his parents this week.

Grandma PERSHALL spent last week with her son, S.A. PERSHALL, and family.

Dr. J.C. MARLOW and Nick MEANS transacted business in Casey last Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WILSON went to Pawhuska on business Thursday.

Charley LOPER, of Ralston, was a Blackburn visitor Thursday.

Mrs. Wm. HENSON and children returned to their home in Quay, Saturday, aft4r a three weeks visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. BEAVERS.

Robert SALISBURY of Cleveland visited friends at Blackburn, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.S. NEITHERCUTT and Mr. and Mrs. Geo. NEITHERCUTT sent Sunday evening with Mr. and Mrs. Ollie KEETON.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LOPER spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. S.A. PERSHALL.

Sam FUGATE and family, of Maramec, visited at the PERSHALL home Sunday and Monday.

James BELL was a Skedee visitor Monday.

John MOHNEY went to Oklahoma City on business Monday.

Charley GOFF came in from Wichita, Monday, where he has been visiting his brother.

Banner Items:

Still hot and dry and we are needing rain.

The many friends of Mrs. Frank BELDEN were grieved to hear of her death at her home in Maramec last Tuesday night. The funeral was held at the U.B. Church in Maramec on Thursday at 10 o'clock, after which burial took place at Bates Chapel. She leaves a husband, two daughters and five sons, all of whom were present at the funeral, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

W.E. WALKER and family visited Sunday with J.B. FUSS and family,.

Mr. and Mrs. J.B. CAYWOOD are rejoicing over the arrival of a boy at their home Monday, June 30, and whom they have named Otis Joseph.

Miss Flora SAPP is staying with Mrs. R.T. DILLEY.

J.E. FUSS and family spent Sunday in Pawnee visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BROWN.

R.T. DILLEY called on Mrs. G.B. FUSS Sunday evening.

Mrs. Will CRAFT and daughter, Mrs. John SAPP, were Pawnee visitors on Monday of this week.

E.E. ROGERS made a flying trip to Pawnee, Saturday.

Ralston:

Most too hot to be pleasant

J.J. GATES, our local merchant, has bought a large car and will tour the Western states for two months.

Joe KINKLE is erecting a fine bungalow in town.

Lavina LAMBERT and brother, Earl, left Wednesday for Lokin, Kansas, and points in California.

The farmers are threshing west of town,. The grain is about all in the shock.

Mrs. Mary WELCH returned home Monday from Skedee, where she had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Frank LANCASTER.

Charley TEETERS and family have been visiting at Pond Creek for a few days.

Lone Jack:

Mrs. MYERS and Minnie spent Sunday with Mrs. HAGA and Audra.

Mrs. LIZAR left Saturday for Wynona.

The party at Mr. GENTRY's Friday night was a success, everyone having a fine time.

Mrs. MYERS, Elfreda and Gertrude spent Monday afternoon with Mrs. Pearl WALENCIAK.

Quay Items:

I.H. PORTERFIELD and brother, Paul, of Quay, motored to Pawnee Friday evening to attend the Masonic lodge.

Mrs. Mary HALL had the misfortune of having her arm broken Monday evening.

Miss Eva MORTON, of Texas, is visiting her mother, Mrs. C. HORTON.

Mrs. C.W. SINES, of Quay, will leave for Fairview, West Virginia, Wednesday to visit her mother.

Mrs. J.T. CRAIG of Pawnee, Mrs. Edna EDWARDS of Okmulgee, Mrs. Dan CLIFTON and daughter of Tulsa , left for their homes Friday and Saturday. They, with their father and mother of Quay, attended the funeral of their brother and son, Capt. A.W. ROOT, at Greenville, Texas.

Mr. and Mrs. H. TURNER are the proud parents of a fine baby boy.

Joe ALBERSON of Drumright spent Saturday and Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.P. ALBERSON, of Quay.

Mrs. Melvin MCDANIEL, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. REAMS, of Quay, left for her home in Walters, Oklahoma, Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. D.C. HORN will leave Tuesday morning for an extended visit with her daughter, Mrs. Floyd GOBLE, of Enid.

Emil CLAUDE, who has been working in Quay, left Sunday afternoon for his home in Illinois.

Lone Elm:

Mrs. W.F. BELDEN died at her home in Maramec, Tuesday, June 24th, after a short illness of dropsy, and was laid to rest in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Thursday, June 26th. The bereaved ones have the sincere sympathy of the entire community.

Mr. Ray and Harry SNEED and Hattie SNEED visited their brother, Jonas SNEED and family, Sunday.

Mrs. Pearl BULLINGTON of Oilton, visited Friday with Mr. and Mrs. Alvis HETTENBACH and family. She was on her way to Arkansas City to visit her aunt.

Mrs. Bernice SNEED called on Mrs. L.V. LAWSON Wednesday afternoon.

There will be a picnic in Jno. WARNOCK's pasture on the 4th. Everybody invited.

Miss Ella HETTENBACH and Henry HETTENBACH chopped cotton for their brother, John, last week.

Little Mae SNEED has been quite ill the past week, but is some better at this writing.

Rev. SWARTZ visited Thursday night with Mr. and Mrs. L.V. LAWSON.

Frank BEELER cut oats in this vicinity last week.

Mrs. F.H. HESTAND and little granddaughter were shopping in Quay Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy WILKERSON, of Quay, visited Saturday night and Sunday with Mrs. Robert WILKERSON and family.

Sagerville:

We are needing a good rain.

Nearly all the oats in this neighborhood have been cut.

Mr. and Mrs. C.R. KERR of Arkansas City, are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH, this week.

The Misses IRELAND called on their sister, Mrs. Joe SCANTLIN, last Sunday.

The young people of Sagerville attended the party at John MARTIN's on Saturday night in honor of their daughter, Mrs. PRATHER, who was married about two weeks ago.

Mrs. B.L. WITTICH and son, Henry, and Mr. and Mrs. C.R. KERR motored to Casey last Thursday to visit relatives and friends.

Rev. HUFFMAN of Quay called at the B.L. WITTICH home last Sunday. He also attended Sunday School at Sagerville.

Mr. KERR returned to Arkansas City last Sunday, after a two week stay with home folks.

Lyle SCHAFFER returned home last Saturday from France. He had been over there for about a year.

Bill ROBINSON and son, Clarence, of Pershing, were here last Wednesday. They reported fifteen oil teams as having died around that place during the recent hot weather. They are not in love with that place, and will return to this place at an early date.

The party at Mr. SAPP's was well attended last Thursday night. All report a good time.

Miss Louise MOBIEUS was the dinner guest of her sister, Mrs. GREAGOR, last Sunday.

Notice To Creditors:
In the Matter of the Estate of William WITTEN, deceased, late of the town of Maramec...Thomas P. WITTEN, Administrator.
No. 799 - In the Matter of the Estate of Joseph A. LIZAR, deceased, late of the vicinity of Maramec...William A. LIZAR, Administrator.
No. 804 - In the Matter of the Estate of John H. BENNER, Deceased...Charles BENNER, Administrator.
No. 798 - In the Matter of the Estate of Albert POSTLEWAIT, Deceased...
In the Matter of the estate of L.F. HOOVER, deceased, late of Maramec...Rebecca HOOVER, Administratrix.

Notice of Sale of Real Estate:
...in the matter of the estate of Jennie Rouwark REAL RIDER...L.V. ORTON, Administrator.

Notice:
Hannah W. BEAUCHAMP, Plaintiff vs. Jacob W. BEAUCHAMP, Defendant...divorce...Jas. H. HALE, Court Clerk.
Arthur C. BURGE, Plaintiff vs. Opal BURGE, Defendant...divorce...Jas. H. HALE, Court Clerk.

Publication Notice:
The State of Oklahoma To: Missouri A. COCHRAN, Alice BARRIS, Cynthia A. BLEVINS, Minnie BLEVINS, Emma BLEVINS, and Helen BLEVINS. You and each of you will take notice that you have been sued in the District Court of Pawnee county, Oklahoma by Geo. H. SMITH, in civil action No. 4477...

The State of Oklahoma To: R.B. MONTGOMERY, Jr. and Elizabeth MONTGOMERY. You and each of you will take notice that you have been sued in the District Court of Pawnee county, Oklahoma, by the Spurrier Lumber Company, in civil action No. 4452...

Notice for Application for Appointment of Administrator:
In the Matter of the Estates of Anderson BUSH, deceased, and Lydia Bush, deceased. No. 809 ...Chas VERNE, County JUDGE.

Notice of Hearing Petition For Probate of Will and For Letters Testamentary
In the matter of the Estate of Frank YINGLING, Jr., Deceased. No. 794. Notice is hereby given that James A. MCLAUGHLIN has filed herein an amended petition for probate of the last will of Frank YINGLING, Jr., deceased...

Notice of Sale of Property Acquired by Pawnee County At Resale
Lot 1 in Block 6 in Waggs addition to the City of Cleveland, Pawnee county, Oklahoma, was sold at final tax sale on the 23rd day of September, 1918...That I have since received a bid for this property and have sold the same to Ernest STICH, of Pawnee, for the sum of $260.00...


July 10, 1919

Good Fortune
James ARMSTRONG, of Hallett, may properly be considered to be fortunate. A week ago last Monday, a well came in on his farm that is producing 250 barrels of oil natural. Mr. ARMSTRONG is one of the old residents of this county and has endured every hardship incident to the early settlement and development of a new country, and no one is more entitled to be the recipient of the favors of fortune than he. A host of well wishers and friends join with us in extending congratulations to him because of his stroke of luck.

GILLOCK - JOHNSON
Mr. Vernon GILLOCK of Pawnee and Miss Viola JOHNSON of Glencoe were united in marriage at Perry, Tuesday, July 1. Mr. GILLOCK is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.L. GILLOCK, who live about seven miles north of Pawnee, and are numbered among Pawnee county's most substantial farmers. He is a young man of sterling qualities and highly respected. The bride he has chosen is one of the best grade teachers in the county and has taught at Skedee Valley, two miles north of town, and several other places, and is loved by all of her pupils and respected by all who know her. They motored from Perry to Ponca and from there to the home of his parents. They have the best wishes of their many friends for a happy married life.

Marriage Licenses
Oscar CHRISTIAN, Terlton; Pearl Linna GEORGE, Terlton.
Charles L. Johnston, Cleveland; Lucille M. FARRIS, Cleveland.
Joseph HIGGINS, Blackburn; Lowe RUTHERFORD, Blackburn.
John S. SANDERS, Tulsa; Mary BURGESS, Tulsa.
Thomas H. GEORGE, Hominy; Bertha Irene GROVE, Hominy.

Mr. LAKE Writes
Mr. M.F. LAKE writes us from Sallisaw in regard to his present illness: "Just a line to you and to my other Pawnee friends, to let you know that I'm still in the ring and coming strong. The attack of paralysis was quite serious and for a few days it did indeed look serious, but am now on the the road to recovery and hope to be out before many weeks have passed.

Rev. BOCK Moves Away
After about nine years of service at the Indian agency, Rev. BOCK and family are leaving today for his new post at Pawhuska. Rev. ATTERBURY, of Shawnee, comes here in his place. Rev. BOCK says Pawnee is more like home than any place he has ever been, and regrets to leave, although he thinks a change will do him good. He has endeared himself to all of the Indians, with whom he worked all the time for their good, and not only the Indians, but all of Pawnee highly respect him and regret to see him leave. They have many good wishes for their future success and happiness.

Birthday Party
July 7 was F.M. PORTER's birthday and he did not think of it. His eight boys and two girls were there. All of them live in Pawnee county except Rev. J.W. PORTER of Sheldon, Missouri, and he came down for a visit. Sunday they all came home from church and the children had bought him a suit of clothes for a present. As they neared the house the boys picked him up and carried him into the house where the new suit was spread out on the bed. He was delighted and proceeded to put them on. Such a good time as they had and such a good dinner. May they have the opportunity of being all together many more times.

New Wheat Coming In
The first load of new wheat was brought to Pawnee this week by Warren KELLEY, who lives east of town. It was taken to the Pawnee Mill & Elevator and he was paid $1.95 per bushel. It test 60 and 60 pounds. The mill has commenced making flour from new wheat.

Wedding
The wedding of Charles L. JOHNSTON and Lucille M. FARRIS, both of Cleveland, Oklahoma, took place4 last Thursday, July 3rd at the Episcopal rectory, with the marriage ceremony and ring service of the Episcopal Church. The Rev. John CAUGHEY performed the ceremony. The party motored over from Cleveland, and hope to make their home here. We wish the couple every blessing and happiness.

County Court At Cleveland
County Judge VERN will open a session of county court at Cleveland, Monday, July 14. It is desired that all business for this session be in readiness for prompt disposal.

Lynch Heads Board of Commissioners
On the completion of the business of the old board of county commissioners, the new board was sworn in and proceeded to organize by electing W.L. LYNCH, chairman. Mr. LYNCH was the only hold-over member, the new members being: Jim BELL and Frank MOORE. After attending to routine duties the board adjourned to meet July 15th, to complete its work.
A.W. JOHNSON was sworn for his second term as county treasurer, and Miss May HUSSEY took over the office of county superintendent, and is now acquainting herself with the various duties of that office. Mr. MULLINS failed to receive the appointment of county engineer, that office going to a Mr. WOOD of Stillwater. M.T. MAUDLIN was continued as county agent for another year.

A Narrow Escape
Miss Emma SAGER of Sagerville, had a very narrow escape from being killed last Sunday, June 29, when a crowd of young folks went to Yost Lake. On their return, one of the girls was driving the car, and while on an embankment, the occupants were all thrown out of the car. Miss Emma was rendered unconscious and badly bruised, while the rest only received minor injuries.

A Surprise
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. FOREMAN surprised their neighbors by telling them that he had sold his farm, and the purchaser, Algy MARTIN, had bought the crop and stock also and they would be leaving at once. The neighbors thought the surprise had gone far enough in one direction and they would 'turn the tide' and as they were to spend their last night at Grandma LESHERS' the neighbors prepared to give them a surprise at that home.
When the moon began to shine, the friends began to drive in and soon the house and yard was filled. Cream and cake was made and served by the ladies. And when eight gallons had been served, all felt like they had enough.
Those present were Grandma LESHER and son, Oscar LESHER and wife and Geo. LESHER and family, Mrs. Mary FREEMAN, Tilden JOHNSON and family, Earl HOVER and family, J.M. BRANT and wife. W.W. SCOTT and family, Lee COLE and wife, Alga MARTIN and family, Mr. ROPER and family, and others.
They left at a late hour, wishing Mr. and Mrs. FORMAN success and health in their new home. They will visit a short time and then be at home to their many friends at Yale. Mr. and Mrs. FORMAN formerly lived at Pawnee, and their friends here also wish them good luck.

Local News:

Bridge met last Thursday with Mrs. J.B. DAVIS.

John WADLOW, of Valley, was a Pawnee visitor Saturday.

Jess PETER made a business trip to Oklahoma City, Tuesday.

Mrs. C. SHARP, of Casey, spent the day in Pawnee Wednesday.

Mrs. J.H. BEREE, of Fairfax, was a Pawnee visitor yesterday.

Henry BUTTS is at home from Kansas City, spending his vacation.

Ray GOULD visited his brother, Chester, at Tulsa, the first of the week.

Mrs. Lillian SPALDING, of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee Tuesday.

Miss Bessie SNYDER is visiting her sister, Mrs. Guy BRENNEMAN, at Oilton, Oklahoma.

Mrs. P.E. ROWE is spending the war weather with relatives at Hot Springs, Arkansas.

Mrs. Earl GARDNER, of Morrison, was in Pawnee Tuesday having some dental work done.

Mrs. G.W. HOWE and little daughter, of North Jennings, spent the day in this city Tuesday.

Rev. J.W. TURNER went to Cleveland Tuesday to preach the convention sermon Tuesday night.

Mr. and Mrs. M.L. KERSHNER, of Blackburn, drove over Tuesday on business.

Mrs. S.L. BERG and Mrs. W.H. PASLEY, of Casey, were shopping in Pawnee, Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. GILLASPIE, of Hallett, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee CORBETT, of Ralston, were in Pawnee Saturday, on their way to Ada, Oklahoma.

Mr. G.C. BRANNON and daughter, of Tulsa, were Pawnee visitors last Saturday.

Waldo PLACE, who has just gotten home from France, was in Pawnee Saturday, from his home near Blackburn.

Mrs. M.F. BULLINGTON, of Oilton, had been visiting her mother, Mrs. GILLETT, at Skedee, and went home Saturday, taking her mother with her.

Miss Emma WILSON, our deputy court clerk, left the last of the week for Kansas City, for a two week vacation.

Ralph GRAY came in from Lincoln, Nebraska, July 4th to spend a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. GRAY.

Mrs. Lena GREEN of Colony, Oklahoma is spending her vacation here with her mother, Mrs. LILLIE, and other relatives.

Miss Alpha WITTICH accompanied her sister, Mrs. C.W. KERR, to her home at Arkansas City yesterday for a visit.

Mrs. Redmond S. COLE and daughter, Oliva, left yesterday for Tulsa to join Judge COLE, who is staying there at present.

Mrs. B.N. HOPE left Sunday for Eagle Grove, Iowa, where she will spend her vacation. The Doctor will go later and return with her.

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. WIMPEY were guests of Dr. and Mrs. SAUNDERS the last of the week. They are residents of Oklahoma City now.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer ROMACK and daughter of Jennings, and Misses Maud and Vada STANFILL of Valley, spent Friday and Saturday in Pawnee.

Miss Gertrude FUSS was here from Oklahoma City, Sunday, greeting old friends. We are always glad to have Gertrude come back to Pawnee.

Thomas RICE, of Glencoe, who has recently returned from Germany, was in Pawnee, Sunday, the guest of his friend, Miss Goldie STICH.

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz UHL left Sunday for Amber, Oklahoma, where he people live and where they will perhaps make their new home.

Mrs. RIDDLE and daughter, Vera, and the two little children, are here from Hull, Texas, visiting.

Misses Josie and Beulah CUNNINGHAM came in from Stillwater last Thursday and spent the fourth and the week end at their home and at Pawnee.

Misses Lloyt and Rachel HALE are visiting in Oklahoma City this week. Lloyt is the guest of Miss Mildred MERRITT and Rachel is visiting Marinna SAUNDERS.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli TATRO, who have been taking treatment at Arkansas City, came home the last of the week. They were both greatly benefited in health.

Mrs. George DEBOLT and Mrs. Sarilda ADAMS, of Claremore, who had been visiting their brother and family at Morrison, motored in Saturday and took the train home.

Mrs. Dennis RUSH and son, of Valley, were in Pawnee yesterday on their way home after visiting her daughter, Mrs. Myrtle LANCASTER, at Augusta, Kansas.

Claire ARMSTRONG and brother, Jas., and Nathan DEAN were over from Valley Friday. Claire and Nathan had just arrived home from France and were glad to be home.

Mrs. Frank BILYOU was up from Terlton the last of the week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.H. SWALLEY, and was accompanied home by Miss Alta GARRETT.

Mrs. Elizabeth HASMER and daughter, Edna, of Yonkers, New York, are the guests of Mrs. HASSMER's daughters, Mrs. Owen HUGHES and Mrs. G.W. HUGHES.

Mr. and Mrs. Forrest RYAN are the parents of a fine baby boy, born June 24. Mrs. RYAN was formerly Miss Maud WEBBER of Pawnee, but now of Glencoe.

Misses Mabel SWALLEY and Margaret BRUINGTON, who were at home for the 4th and the weekend, from Edmond, where they are attending school, left Sunday to resume their studies.

Misses Hazel and Cora THOMPSON left for Twin Falls, Idaho yesterday, to spend the summer.

Prof. L.F. ROBINSON was home from Edmond the last of the week with his children, returning Sunday.

Miss Vera STAFFORD is spending the week visiting Mrs. Frank HENDRIX on their farm near Skedee.

David P. INMAN, of Cleveland, was taken to the Vinita Hospital Tuesday by Sheriff MCINTYRE for treatment.

Mrs. G.W. HUGHES and son and wife and their guests spent a pleasant evening at Yost Lake, Tuesday evening.

Herman PROCTOR was down from Kaw City, Saturday, and spent the day.

Noah ARMSTRONG and Wesley STROSNIDER, of Valley, were in Pawnee yesterday on business.

Mrs. G.P. COLEY and Mrs. Zona CHILDRES and son of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee Monday shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Jas. FREEZE and two daughters, from near Cleveland, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. D. BEARDSLEY and daughter, Katie, returned Saturday from an extended visit at Nowata and other points.

Mr. and Mrs. C.O. RAFFERTY and Mr. and Mrs. C.J. BOYLES, of Cushing, were business visitors in Pawnee on Monday.

Mr. W.B. ANTRIM, of Kansas City, who has been visiting his son and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray BELLEW, returned home Monday morning. Mrs. ANTRIM will remain for a longer visit.

Maurice MARX, Miss Sadie MANNHEIMER and Mrs. Edna ROGERS left Sunday for Chicago and New York, where Mr. MARX and Mrs. ROGERS will select and buy goods for the Marx Department Store.

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. DIXON and Mr. and Mrs. C. WOOLLARD of Sumner, were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. KYGER on the 4th and over the week end.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. PETER and family, of Yale, spent a few days the last of the week here, visiting his brothers and taking in the celebrations.

Carl MEADOWS returned the last of the week from overseas, and he and his family went to Bigheart, Saturday, to visit his brother for a few days.

Mrs. Dora WEBBER and daughter, Opal, of Perry, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. C.D. WEBBER of Pawnee and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest RYAN of Glencoe.

Mrs. G.A. RIDDLE of Tulsa, who is better know here as Miss Gussie SHIRLEY, was here the past week visiting her aunt, Mrs. Florence SMITH.

Miss Iola LONG and her friend, Arthur KIMBALL, who are both attending school at Edmond, came to Pawnee for the 4th and visited her parents.

Miss Rosa SWOPE, of Fairfax, returned home Tuesday after being the guest of Miss Thelma BUTTS. Her brother, Sam, has also been there since his return from France.

Miss Stella KYGER left the last of the week for Norfolk, Nebraska, to visit her uncle, Dr. SIMMONS. She stopped at Kansas City, en route, to visit with friends for a few days.

Hamilton STEWART, who formerly lived near Pawnee but who now resides at Edmond, was in this city last week visiting old friends. He has just recently returned from overseas.

Mrs. J.W. TURNER has been visiting relatives at Enid the past week while their house was being moved here in Pawnee. Her uncle, Carlysle CHILDERS, has been the guest of Rev. TURNER while she was away.

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. E. MERRITT and daughters, Mildred and Elaine, came up from Oklahoma City and spent the 4th with Mr. and Mrs. R.B. STAFFORD.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. KERR motored to Hutchinson, Kansas, for the 4th, and to see their niece who had been injured by a train some time ago. In spite of the fact physicians said there was no hopes of her recovery, she is up and getting along nicely. They also spent one day at the 101 Ranch en route.

Mrs. Mandy MELTON and Arthur LEWIS, mother and brother of Mrs. Kitt CARRION, who have been spending the past three weeks here, left for their home at Reed Springs, Missouri, yesterday. Mrs. CARRION's little daughter and baby went home with their grandmother.

Mr. and Mrs. W.B. WICKER and Mr. and Mrs. Roy HUGGINS drove over from Enid Saturday and spent Sunday with relatives in Pawnee. Mrs. WICKER is a sister of Mrs. R.B. STAFFORD. Mrs. WICKER and her daughter, Mrs. HUGGINS, left Tuesday morning for an extended visit to Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

Arthur LAKE returned home July 4th from overseas, where he had been in the radio service for the past year.

Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW, who have been at Hot Springs, Arkansas, for the past month, returned home Tuesday.

Geo. W. REYNOLDS was over from Cleveland the first of the week attending the meeting of county commissioners. Mr. REYNOLDS' term as commissioner expired with this meeting. He reports a great time at Cleveland on the 4th and told how the aviators, who entertained the Pawnee throng with their flights, wrecked their machine. In taking off the field, they miscalculated distance and crashed into a telephone pole. The machine was badly damaged but the fliers were not hurt.

Blackburn:

Mr. and Mrs. Lee ANGUS left Thursday for Ponca City, where they will make their future home.

Mr. and Mrs. L.A. GILLILAND were over from Hominy, Sunday, to visit relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. PRICE are the parents of a new baby boy, who put in his appearance at their home Friday, July 4th.

Mr. and Mrs. James BELL and sister, Miss Allie GOFF, and nephew, Charlie GOFF, celebrated in Pawnee the 4th.

Mr. Joe HIGGINS and Miss Lowe RUTHERFORD gave their many friends quite a surprise, Thursday, by slipping over to Pawnee and being married. These young people are well known and very highly respected in this community, and the best wishes of a host of friends go with them on their journey together through life.

Misses Effie KEENEY, Artie ROWDEN and Mattie HUSTON were Pawnee visitors Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy PERSHALL visited over Sunday with relatives in town.

Miss Pearl GILLILAND was a Pawnee visitor Friday.

Carl POOS is here from Vera visiting his friends, Miss Maude MARLOW.

Mrs. Alta GRAHAM of Bartlesville, is visiting her mother, Mrs. Perry WILKERSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross BRUBAKER and family were among the Pawnee visitors Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. John BROWN went to Hominy Friday to celebrate.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry DAVIS came up from Dillworth, Oklahoma, Thursday, to visit relatives. They went to Quay Friday, and will make their home there.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim HOPKINS and family were among the Pawnee visitors Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Everett PERSHALL and family came down from Bartlesville Thursday, to spent the 4th and visit relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LOPER and children went to Cleveland to spend the 4th of July.

Miss Jose PERKINS of Carlsbad, Texas, is visiting her brother, Ollie KEETON and wife this week.

Mr. and Mrs. LEWIS and family were Pawnee visitors Friday.

Will CARTER, of Kaw City, is visiting relatives in town this week.

R.A. GILLILAND and Mr. and Mrs. Henry DAVIS spent the 4th with relatives in Quay.

Prosperity:

Harold JEFFRIES, of Kansas City, arrived Thursday to spend his vacation with his uncle, G.N. JEFFRIES.

Mr. and Mrs. HEBBARD, who have been visiting their daughter, Mrs. STOVER, left Monday to visit their son in Colorado, hoping the change many benefit Mr. HEBBARD, who has been having quite poor health lately.

Gus MORRIS and family, of Oilton, visited at the JEFFRIES home over the 4th and attended the celebration at Pawnee.

Charley EMMONS is taking a much-needed rest and vacation.

We are sorry to learn that Mr. BELLEW and Mr. STAPLETON have taken their phones out, as we miss them on the line.

The many friends of Frank BROWN will be sorry to hear that he went on to South Dakota as soon as he got hid discharge and did not come to visit his Pawnee friends.

The dance at Wm. GRIESEL's Saturday night was well attended.

Mrs. Harry COLVER of Chickasha is here taking care of her mother, Mrs. STRADER, who has been quite sick for two weeks, but is a little better at this writing.

Mr. HEAD, who is working on the pipe line, visited his family last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom BROWN, of Quay, were Pawnee visitors the 4th.

Grandma WHEELER visited Mrs. DRURY, Sunday.

Lone Jack:

Minnie and Elfreda MYERS spent Tuesday afternoon with the LIZAR girls.

Grandma HORTON spent Monday with Mrs. ALLEN.

Mrs. MYERS and children visited Wednesday with Mrs. Lester GENTRY.

Mr. and Mrs. BALDWIN and family and Mr. and Mrs. WELKER and family spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. GARNER.

Mrs. Lester GENTRY and daughter, and the RAU children spent Sunday afternoon at the MYERS home.

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. GENTRY and her sister, Mrs. T.D. GENTRY, spent Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. WIPS.

Opal GARNER has been on the sick list this week.

Madge LIZAR stayed all night with Mrs. Lester GENTRY, Friday night.

Store Changes Hands
L.D. GRIFFIN sold his grocery store this week to his brother-in-law, John GOODE. Mr. GOODE has been associated with the store for the past eight years and no doubt will run it in the same efficient manner that it has bee managed in the past. Mr. GRIFFIN will take a much needed rest.

Open for Business
We wish to announce to the public that we have opened up a custom mill and are prepared to make flour and meal while you wait. Located on the alley between the Odd Fellows building and MENTZER's garage - GRIMSLEY and PORTER.

Notice to Water and Light Customers: There will be no statement cards sent out this month. Please call at the city building and pay water and light bills. Katherine LOUTHAN, City Clerk.

With The Churches:
Methodist Episcopal Church - H.C. MILLARD, Pastor
Christian Church - J. Walter TURNER, Pastor; A.W. JOHNSON, Superintendent of Bible School

Take a Plunge - Buy Real Estate Now - W.M. SUMMY - The Land Man - Ralston, Oklahoma

Prudential Life Insurance Company - G. Roy BERRY, Agent

Northwestern Mutual Policy Life Insurance - Frank HUDSON, Agent

Pawnee Marble and Granite Works - Eighteen Years Experience in Pawnee - J.T. CRAIG, Prop.

Mt. Vernon:

W.C. WITHERS is again suffering from an abscess in the ear.

Mr. and Mrs. Jese KELSO and Mrs. THOMPSON of Glencoe, and Mr. and Mrs. SQUIRES of Covington, spent Sunday at the GRINDSTAFF home.

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. BOWER, Sheram and Goebel of El dorado, Kansas, returned to their home Saturday after a few days visit with their mother, Mrs. W.C. WITHERS.

Mrs. C.S. BLACK spent Thursday at West Point.

Mrs. E.C. STONE and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil STONE spent July 4th with Mr. and Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynton BLACK, Mr. and Mrs. Ben GROOMS and family spent Friday at Bill WALTON's.

Kenneth, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Will WALTON, is very ill.

Mr. and Mrs. J. STARR called at the DEAN and JOHNSON home Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Mel HONEYMAN and family spent July 4th at the Jim HONEYMAN home.

Mr. and Mrs. BROYLES and Grandma and Grandpa WITHERS, of Glencoe, Mr. and Mrs. YOUNG, Mr. and Mrs. B.C. JOHNSON and son, Earl, visited Sunday afternoon at the W.C. WITHERS home.

Miss Elizabeth BOWERS went to Eldorado, Kansas, with her brothers, for an extended visit.

Among those who have left for the harvest fields are Dewey STONE, Bert ANDERSON, Joe GILLER, Dennis LOCKWOOD and Tom MENDELL.

Oat and wheat cutting are about over and many are now stacking.

Mrs. Lewis SIMNETT is visiting in Kansas.

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey ANDERSON's infant son is quite sick.

Miss Marie WHITE is home caring for her mother.

Dr. BEACH was called to the Jake WHITE home to see Mrs. WHITE on July 4th.

Ralston:

Local showers the past few days helped the gardens very much.

R.B. TEICHMER is building a house for himself in the south part of town.

All the carpenters in town are working on the Joe HINKLE house and the Jeff SMITH bungalow.

Richard MCNEAL, owner of the big fruit farm north of town, reports his peach crop as the best ever, and will have over a thousand bushels.

Ralph JONES and family will leave for points in town in a few days.

Rev. FALYON preached to a good big crowd Sunday night.

Rev. CALHOON and Rev. PEDEN held services here Sunday afternoon. A large crowd was present.

Dr. GAYMON and wife left Saturday for a motor trip to Colorado.

Andy CROW was home the 4th.

Quay Items:

Mrs. E.W. CRAVEN and daughter, Ona, of Stillwater, were visiting their friends in Quay.

Mrs. H.E. ROOT will leave Tuesday to visit her son, A.F. ROOT and family, of Tulsa.

O.C. SPENCER, of Stillwater, was in Quay Monday and Tuesday, demonstrating the Essex car.

Miss LaVerna GOODWIN, of Oilton, is visiting her mother, Mrs. WILCOXIN.

Miss Roxey BABCOCK, of Quay, spent the 4th in Tulsa. She was accompanied home by Miss Ruth BARTON.

Lela Lines:

Mr. BRUNER started threshing for E.L. BAGGETT on Monday.

Clarence ERVIN went over to Enid Saturday evening, returning Sunday.

Chas. HALL returned home Saturday, after having spent three years in the navy. We are glad to welcome him home.

Mrs. M.E. HIET is able to be out again after a brief illness.

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. UNDERWOOD celebrated the 4th in Stillwater.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph EBY and family, of Morrison, spent Friday and Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. D.B. BROWNING.

C.D. JAMES is building a new granary, preparatory to holding his grain.

Mr. THOMPSON, of Morrison, is putting in the new scales owned by the Farmers' Union at this place.

Misses Louella and Helen FAIRCHILDS came up from Stillwater Thursday, to spend a few days visiting home folks.

Rock GREENLEAF of Oklahoma City, who has been visiting his brother, Roy, motored to Elkhart, Kansas, Sunday for a few days visit with relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. C.J. DAVIDSON spent Sunday at the FARGUSON home.

Mr. and Mrs. W.B. SHELLADY visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.J. HALL and family this week.

Sagerville:

Mr. Will CULVER and children, Mrs. Orville SIMPSON and little daughter spent Wednesday at the home of Mrs. B.L. WITTICH. B.L. WITTICH returned home Thursday after a few weeks work in Casey.

W.C. WITHERS is suffering from an abscess in his head.

The party given in honor of Henry WITTICH, on Wednesday evening at the home of B.L. WITTICH was well attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie BOWER, Mr. GOEBEL and Sherman BOWER, of Eldorado, Kansas, motored home Wednesday to spend the 4th with their mother, Mrs. W.C. WITHERS, returning home on Sunday. Miss Betty, their sister, accompanied them home.

Mrs. Orville SIMPSON and little girl returned home after a three week visit with her sister, Mrs. Will CULVER.

Mr. and Mrs. BARNES and Mr. and Mrs. Roy TAYLOR, of Quay, spent the 4th with Mr. and Mrs. IRELAND.

B.L. WITTICH and son, Henry and Raymond, motored to town Saturday on business.

Mr. and Mrs. SAGER, of Pawnee, spent Sunday with home folks, Will SAGER and family.

Mrs. C.R. KERR, son and daughter, Charles Robert and Esther Ruth, returned to Pawnee Sunday evening after a two week visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH, where she will visit until Wednesday with friends, before leaving for her home in Arkansas City. Her sister, Miss Alpha, will accompany her home.

Coal Creek:

Mrs. Walter BARNES, who is on the sick list, is reported much better at this writing.

Oral MANNING returned home from overseas the last of the week.

The second crop of alfalfa is being cut.

Rev. GALYON and wife took dinner at Paul WALENCIAK's the first of the week.

Joe PENNY was in Pawnee on business Thursday.

Mrs. John HARRIS here from Mexico, visiting relatives and friends.

Mrs. Chas. WOLFE is reported on the sick list.

Ora BARNES is doing the housework for her aunt while she is sick.

Mrs. Joe PENNY had the misfortune to have the horse she was riding Saturday fall with her, crushing her left foot quite badly.

Ella HETTENBACK, of Quay, spent the 4th in Pawnee.

Minnie HANGER called on the HILL girls Friday.

Mrs. Sumner BECK was shopping in Pawnee Thursday.

Lone Elm:

Mrs. Anna PURVIS and children of Drumright, Oklahoma, are visiting this week with her sister, Mrs. Emma TOMBERLIN and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim CAYWOOD are the proud parents of a baby boy.

Mrs. Jennine ROGERS called on Mrs. CAYWOOD Sunday.

Little Lorena TOMBERLIN is on the sick list at this writing.

Mr. and Mrs. Van LAWSON and daughter visited Sunday with her brother, Clyde TOMBERLIN and family.

Misc. News:

Wesley MCKAUGHIF, who has been in the navy for about a year, returned home Wednesday.


July 17, 1919

John HEDGES Drowned
One of the most distressing accidents that ever occurred in this county took place last Friday, when John A. HEDGES lost his life by drowning in the Arkansas River, about a mile east of Blackburn. A large party had resorted to this place for a day's sport of fishing and bathing, and John had accompanied them. Leaving the immediate group which he was with, he withdrew a short distance, and entered the water a point where he could not been seen by the others of the party. He was not missed for some time, and it as at first supposed he had joined another group. But, upon inquiry finally being made, it was discovered he was missing. Search at once began and his tracks followed to a point where it appeared he had entered the river, and the others of the party became alarmed at his protracted absence. A search was at once begun to recover the body. This was fruitless until about 3:30 Saturday afternoon, when his body was found about a mile from the place, where it had lodged just underneath the surface of the water. It was brought to Pawnee, where funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. MILLARD preaching the sermon, immediately after which, interment took place in the Cemetery at Pawnee.
John A. HEDGES was 25 years old the 28th of last month and was one of the most exemplary young men of this county. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was noted for his cleanliness, morality, honesty, and industry. He enlisted in the U.S. Army December 15, 1917, and spent thirteen months in active service at the front in France, returning home only two weeks before his death. Although no one was a witness to his drowning, it is thought that his physical condition contributed largely to the accident, as he had been a great sufferer from shell shock, as a result of his long exposure to artillery fire while at the front, and had not yet fully recovered.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Thos. FROST, two half brothers, Edward and and Cecil FROST, and one half sister, Sylvia FROST. A host of friends unite in sympathy to the bereaved relatives, and the sorrow that a young, promising life should be so soon ended is universal. The esteem in which he was held was manifest in the immense concourse of people, from all parts of the county, that had assembled to pay the last mournful tribute to the young hero so soon called away, after gallantly serving his country on the crimson fields of Europe.

Letter From Dr. WELLER
It had always been my intention that when I was discharged from the Army, to return to Pawnee and re-open the Buffalo Park Hospital, but when I came back I found that the hospitals at Stillwater and Fairfax had been greatly improved, and a beautiful new hospital had been build at Yale. That cut down the territory around Pawnee to such an extent, that it would be impossible to make a success of the hospital at Pawnee. This was very unfortunate for me, but it is a condition that has happened in many places and are incidents of war.
I have decided to locate in Yale, where I will have a place on the staff of the Mabel Dale Hospital. This is a fine new place, which cost $140,000 and is equipped with everything pertaining to hospitals. Nowhere in Oklahoma is there such an excellent place.
Yale is in direct railway communication with Pawnee, and to the former friends and patrons of Buffalo Park Hospital, I invite you to come and visit us, and if in need of hospital treatment, I hope you will come here.
Very respectfully, Ralph E. WELLER

Epworth League Social
The Epworth League Social, Friday night on the lawn at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jess PETER, was well attended and greatly enjoyed. All kinds of games were played. The races consisted of sack races, spoon races, and dollar relay races, and were the features of the evening. Refreshments were sold during the evening, and a goodly sum realized for the League.

Orville MARQUARDT
Orville MARQUARDT, the nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lew MARQUARDT, who live northeast of Pawnee three miles, died at the hospital at Stillwater, Saturday, as a result of a kick by a horse. We was at a neighbor's the day before and the little boys let a colt out of the barn and it kicked him in the stomach. He went home and went to bed, but became gradually worse, until they brought him to the doctor, and he was hurried to Stillwater, but it was too late. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

Earl MAGGART Post of American Legion
On Monday evening, about a score of the ex-soldiers of the World War met at the court house and perfected their organization of a local post of the American Legion. This is an association similar to the G.A.R. Any soldier who served during the great war in the forces of the United States, and who has received an honorable discharge, is eligible to membership.
The meeting Monday was pursuant to a call issued by Temporary Chairman Joseph V. FITTS and Temporary Secretary Charles B. SHAPARD. Chairman FITTS called the meeting to order and introduced Comrade Brown MOORE, who explained the purposes of the organization and something of what had already been done toward creating a state and national organization.
Officers were then elected as follows: Post Commander, Charles H. JOHNSON; Vice-Post Commander, Joseph V. FITTS; Post Adjutant, A.M. ARMSTRONG; Post Finance Officer, Charles B. SHAPARD; Post Historian, Raymond F. BELLEW; Post Chaplain, Sol. KRAUS.
It is the custom to name the Posts of the American Legion after some of the boys who made the supreme sacrifice during the recent war, and by a unanimous vote, it was decided to name the local post in honor of Earl MAGGART, of Pawnee, who gave his life on the battle line in France.
Those who have already signed as charter members in the Earl MAGGERT Post of the American Legion are as follows: Joseph V. FITTS, Charles B. SHAPARD, Sol. KRAUS, J. Earl JOHNSON, Raymond F. BELLEW, William F. FLETCHER, Wm. O. SIMS, Allison G. JOHNSON, James L. ROGERS, Harry A. GOODE, James R. RADLEY, Herbert J. MORRIS, Brown MOORE, Joseph T. GRIMSLEY, Vance WHITE, C.H. JOHNSON, A.M. ARMSTRONG, Charles E. ELMORE, R.D. WHITMAN, Hugh MOORE, Jesse H. JOBE, Issac PAPPAN, James A. VANDERVOORT, Luther WHEELER, Lester L. MCGUIRE, Robert P. GRAHAM, Harm J. HULS, Roy E. WAGGONER, C.C. ROBERTS, L.S. MARX, Malcolm C. DAVIS, Maxwell B. JAY, C.E. VENDERVOORT, Jr., Art SOUSLEY, Leslie S. SAYRE, Owen R. LIVESAY, James S. KNISLEY, Merle S. MENTZER, George H. DAVIS, R.B. SEEVERS, A.T. SEEVERS.
All ex-soldiers are invited and urged to become members of the American Legion. All the ceremony necessary to join the local post is to drop into the First National Bank and give your name to C.B. SHAPARD. The dues are only one dollar per year. The charter will be obtained from the state organization at an early date and a call will be made for the next meeting though the columns of the Courier-Dispatch.

W.C. BAYS Dead
W.C. BAYS, who has been a resident of Pawnee since 1894, died at his home in t6his city at 5 o'clock this morning, aged 77 years. Mr. BAYS lived in Illinois before coming to Oklahoma. Besides his wife, he leaves seven children: Will BAYS of Kansas City, Mrs. J.L. FERGUSON of Lawton, Daisy, who is in the Indian service and is expected home in a few days, Valley, Claude and Henry of Pawnee, and Mrs. Nora MILLER, who lives in Texas. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made, awaiting word from the children.

Indian Boy Makes Good
Baptiste BAHAYLLE SHUNATONA has recently received five credits in his school work, which will when 7 more are made, entitle him to enter Princeton. Baptiste got his start in the Pawnee schools, and from here went to Chilocco, when he won a scholarship, which was given by Wanamaker. He has made good all along and we are sure he will, before the end of the year, make the other seven credits and go to Princeton.

Having Tonsils Removed
Dr. LEHEW took Ruth BOWKER of Valley, Mabel BOWKER of Maramec, Chester HAMMERS of Maramec, and Louise BAGBY and Ruth STROSNIDER of Pawnee to Stillwater, Wednesday, where Dr. WHITTENBERG, assisted by Dr. LEHEW, operated on them all for enlarged tonsils and adenoids. They were all accompany by their mothers, except Miss BOWKER, who was with her aunt, Mrs. RINEHART of Arkansas City. They all returned home the same evening.

WILSON - WESSECAR
Mr. Alfred J. WILSON of Pratt City, Kansas, and Mrs. Ethel M. WESSECAR of Pawnee, were united in marriage at the Presbyterian manse Monday evening, July 14, Rev. H.C. MILLARD performing the ceremony. The bridal couple were attended by Miss Margaret PIERCE, sister of the bride, and Mr. James BARKER. The bride has been employed for some time as clerk in the Hanna Variety Store. Mr. and Mrs. WILSON will make their home in Kansas. Our best wishes go with them for success and happiness.

Local News:

Mr. and Mrs. Jack NAIL left yesterday for Long Beach and other points in California, where they expect to spend some months visiting and recuperating. They went the southern route.

Mrs. A.H. FLAGLER, of Valley, spent the day in this city Saturday.

Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE went to Helena, last week and brought back Opal Locket CRIST and placed her in the orphans home at Enid.

Mr. and Mrs. C.I. PUMROY have recently sold their fine farm, just west of Pawnee, to Mr. FUSS, who will take possession soon. Mr. and Mrs. PUMROY will move into Pawnee to make their home. We are glad to know that they are not leaving the country.

Robert WHITMAN purchased the interest of Jesse JOBE in the Victory Confectionery last week, and is now in partnership with Mr. REESE. Mr. JOBE has not decided what he will do, but found the indoor work too confining.

Mr. G.R. GOULD went to Tulsa Saturday to visit his son, Chester, who has been doing special cartoon work on the Tulsa Democrat. They both returned to Pawnee, Sunday.

Mrs. Loyd MARX spent the day in Stillwater with friends Monday.

Mr. Anson COOPER was over from Blackburn on business Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur PETER motored to Oklahoma City last week on business.

Mrs. Hettie L. WHITE, of Valley, spent Friday night and Saturday in Pawnee.

Joseph WALENCIAK shipped two car loads of cattle to Kansas City last Saturday.

Miss Alice WILLIAMS left Saturday for Tulsa, where she will visit friends for a few days.

Miss Maggie PIERCE was the guest of Miss Della GILLETT, at Skedee, part of last week.

J.W. MORELAND of Huntington, West Virginia, was here the past week visiting H.T. WHEELER and family.

Mr. and Mrs. C.C. WILSON left Monday by train for a trip to California, where they will spend the summer.

Mrs. W.W. RINEHART, of Arkansas City, came down Saturday to visit her sister, Mrs. A.C. BOWKER, at Valley.

Mr. and Mrs. D.L. MARTIN and Mrs. E.F. DAVIS motored up from Yale Tuesday on business and shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike KATZ left Tuesday for New York and the eastern markets to buy new goods for the store.

Miss Ona MCFADDEN, of Hot Springs, Arkansas, is visiting her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. M.F. MCFADDEN.

The ladies of the Christian Church will hold a home cooking sale at Bert WILLIAMS' grocery store, Saturday, June 19.

Rev. WALKER and wife and two sons, of Skedee, were in Pawnee Saturday, shopping and visiting with Frank BELL and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry BAYS are the proud parents of a fine baby boy, which arrived at their home last week.

Jean WELL was up from Oilton Sunday visiting his brother, Barney, and sister, Mrs. KATZ. He is manager of the KATZ store at Oilton.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred DECKER are the proud parents of a 7-pound boy, born July 6th. Mrs. DECKER was formerly Miss Ruby HARRINGTON of Pawnee.

Miss Pearl GRAHAM came in Saturday morning from Fort Worth, Texas, to visit her mother until the next evening, when she returned to her work.

Mrs. Mary MILLARD left the last of the week for Oilton, where she will spend a month or two with her son, Ike, and wife.

Albert CHASTEEN left yesterday for San Benito, Texas, where he expects to make an extended visit with his grandmother.

E.H. LONGMIRE of Dallas, Texas, is the guest of his brother, T.O. LONGMIRE, this week. Mr. LONGMIRE is in the drug business in Dallas.

Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE went to Joplin, Missouri, yesterday to visit her daughter, Mrs. Ed RISELING and little daughter, Pauline.

Mrs. F. BULLINGTON, of Oilton, came in Saturday to visit her aunt, Mrs. Eugene SHARP of Casey. Mrs. SHARP came to Pawnee to meet her.

Mrs. Jas. THOMPSON, who went to Guthrie the first of the week to consult an eye specialist, went back Tuesday to have an operation performed.

Little Ernestine NEWBY has been quite ill this week. We miss her sweet voice calling to us as we go by, and hope she will be out again soon.

Mrs. Ethel MILBURN and two sons, Mrs. Leota STONE and sister, Mrs. May STONE and little Miss Erma STONE of Blackburn, drove over Saturday to do some shopping.

Charlie WARNER of Ringwood, Oklahoma, but just arrived from France and Germany, where he has been in the service of Uncle Sam, is here visiting his brother, J.B. WARNER.

Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan ARMSTRONG and son and her sister, Ruth REESE, drove in from Valley Friday, and Mr. ARMSTRONG went on to Perry to see about getting a new threshing machine.

The regular quarterly examinations for teachers' certificates will be on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28, 29, and 30. May HUSSEY, County Supt.

Thos. FERRIS and family left yesterday morning for their new home at Sulphur, where he will be custodian of the National park there. He and his excellent family will be greatly missed from the social and church circles of Pawnee.

Jas. THOMPSON went to Guthrie the past week to consult an eye specialist. He was accompanied by Mrs. Jerry MINER.

James VANDERVOORT, who has been in the service of the government for the past year, returned home Sunday from camp in New Mexico.

Miss STERLING, who has been in the government employ at Washington, D.C., is expected to return home this week.

Miss Bertha SMITH of St. Louis, Missouri, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Elmer WHEELER, at Jobes, for several weeks, leaves this week for home.

Mr. and Mrs. Loy FURRY left the first of the week in their car for Oklahoma City and Stroud, where they will spend their vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Zeb MCALLISTER, of Arkansas City, were down the last of the week to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mayo BELLEW.

Miss Leona MINER, who has spent the past five weeks with her grandmother, Mrs. P.A. REYNOLDS, returned to her home at Tulsa, Sunday.

Mrs. M.W. BAUSELL and little daughter left Sunday for their home in Las Vegas, New Mexico, after a visit with relatives and friends here. Mr. and Mrs. C.H. MULLINS went with them and will also make their home there.

Mrs. Maud PETER and daughter, Vivian, who have been visiting for the past few weeks with relatives and friends in Pawnee, spent two days the past week with the ADAMS family at Lela.

Thos. DUCK was up from Keystone last week and was a visitor at this office. Mr. DUCK is much enthused over the oil boom in old Appalachia and predicts for Keystone a great future, on account of its close proximity to the field.

Rev. Robert REIN, of New York City, is a guest this week of Major LILLIE. Rev. REIN is "the showman's friend" and is on a visit to the western showmen, coming from the 101 Ranch for a visit with Pawnee Bill. He is a man of striking personality and is finding the western life very enjoyable.

Miss Christine HAMING and Miss Treva HICKS, of Sapulpa, were the guests of Mrs. Horace WEAR last week, returning to their home Saturday.

Darrell WOODYARD, who has been in the western harvest fields for the past six weeks, returned Monday, very much tanned, but very much improved in looks.

Miss Tan BADGER, KATZ's efficient milliner, left Saturday for her vacation. She will spend part of the time with her sister, Mrs. W.H. WITCRAFT, who motored down from Fairfax after her.

G.G. BARBER returned Tuesday morning from Columbus and Newark, Ohio, where he had been to visit a son, and attend the Methodist Centennary celebration. He reports a very enjoyable trip.

Atty. Thurman HURST purchased a residence up Cleveland street last week from George REID. He and his family moved right into the property while Mrs. SALE, who had occupied it, moved into the one vacated by Mr. HURST.

Otto SCHWAKE recently purchased the splendid new home belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS. They will take possession as soon as Mr. and Mrs. WILLIAMS get moved into the rooms above Mr. WILLIAMS' store.

Mrs. R.S. LYTLE and son, Tom, of Dayton, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. W.A. HARTMAN and two sons of Durango, Colorado, and Mrs. W.R. LIVERMORE and two children of Altus, Oklahoma, and Mr. June OLDHAM of Tulsa, all relatives of Mrs. Chas. PUMROY, have been visiting her the past week. All left Sunday for their homes.

C.R. CALDWELL of McPherson, Kansas, and P.O. CALDWELL of Mound Ridge, Kansas, came in Monday for a visit with their sister, Mrs. James BRENNEMAN, west of town. C.R. is a former newspaper man, but at present is in the real estate and insurance business in McPherson, while P.O. is a pioneer farmer of his county, still owning his original homestead, as well as a number of other valuable farms he has acquired. They had been to Ames, Oklahoma, to attend the funeral of a nephew and stopped here on their way home to visit Mrs. BRENNEMAN.

Hallett:

Everyone is busy harvesting in this neighborhood at present.

Miss Minnie LONG sent the fourth in Kansas City, returning home last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Charley KENDALL spent the week end visiting friends in Pawnee.

Carl MEADOWS, Pete LONG and Claire ARMSTRONG all returned from service overseas last Tuesday. We sure welcome these boys home once more.

Will MORGAN and family, of Terlton, visited at Frand GOODRUM's last Sunday.

Jessie LOPER, of Cleveland, was a visitor in Hallett last Tuesday.

Frank GOODRUM cut oats for Mr. WAIT and Mr. YEAGER the latter part of the week.

Miss Vera DABOLING spent the 4th in Cleveland.

A.J. RUSH visited at the SPENCER home last Tuesday.

Miss Letta MILLER acted as telephone girl the last of the week.

Mr. SHEPPARD of Afton, Oklahoma, was transacting business in Hallett the first of the week.

Lone Jack:

Liddie and Elsie HEISLER spent Sunday afternoon with the MYERS girls.

Misses Audra HAGA, Elsie NELSON and Ethel POTTS attended Sunday school at Prosperity Sunday.

Mrs. MYERS and son, Edward, spent Sunday with Mrs. HEISLER.

E.E. ROGERS is helping Mr. KIMZEY put up alfalfa hay this week.

Lone Elm:

Mrs. John WARNOCK and daughter, Mrs. George STRINGER and little daughter of Maramec, spent Monday with Mrs. Anna HETTENBACH.

Joe CRAFT returned home from overseas Monday, where he has been since last November. He says Oklahoma looks much better to him than France.

Mrs. G.H. TOMBERLIN and children and her sister, Mrs. Anna PURVIS, and children of Drumright, spent Tuesday with Mrs. TOMBERLIN's daughter, Mrs. L.V. LAWSON.

Joe CRAFT and Wille CAYWOOD visited Thursday night and Friday with Art COKE and family, near Quay.

The dance at R.T. DILLEY's Tuesday night was well attended, and all report a fine time.

Mrs. Lottie LAWSON, of near Ingalls, is visiting her son, L.V. LAWSON and family, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell SNEED visited Sunday with his brother, Jonas SNEED, and family.

Bob SPHERE sold his crop to Mr. MALLOY, of Quay, and will leave for Texas in the near future.

Frank and Henry BEELER purchased a new hay baler and will commence baling as soon as possible.

W. DILLON, of Quay, visited his brother, S.N. DILLON and family, Sunday.

Mrs. W.C. MOBERLY, of Norman, Oklahoma, visited in this vicinity a couple of days last week.

Banner Items:

We are sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Phil BARRETT at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M.J. PLOWMAN, at Jennings. He was laid to rest at Mt. Vernon Cemetery Wednesday. He leaves one son and four daughters, besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Joe A. CRAFT returned home from France Monday. His many friends are glad to welcome him home.

Mrs. W.E. WALKER and daughter visited Monday evening with Mrs. John MARTIN.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. CRAFT and Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOMBERLIN and family, Mrs. J.P. CAYWOOD and children, Florence WALKER and Joe CRAFT were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer CRAFT last Sunday.

Fred IRELAND and wife and Joe SCANTLIN and family spent Sunday with L.H. IRELAND and family.

Glen WAYNE and Lawrence SAPP were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

J.P. MARTIN and wife, of Maramec, spent Sunday with their son, John MARTIN and family.

Miss Flossie MARTIN spent Monday evening with Misses Mary and Hattie SNEED.

Blue Valley:

Miss MANN is staying with her aunt, Mrs. Will BERG, for a while.

Willie SCHONE returned home Friday from overseas, after a year's service in the Army.

J.F. BALDWIN and daughters, Misses Edna and Jewel, were shoppers in Pawnee Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim HOFFMAN and family visited Monday with her mother, Mrs. Henry SCHONE.

Mrs. Jim GARNER and children, Mrs. W.R. HAGA, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. BALDWIN, Edna, Cecil RUTH and Hershel WEAVER visited Sunday at the WELKER home.

Miss Viola BURRIS was up from Tulsa, Saturday, visiting friends.

Mr. LIZAR baled alfalfa for Mr. J.F. last week.

Mrs. Will BLY and Miss Mann were shoppers in Pawnee, Saturday.

Quay Items:

Allen CUNNINGHAM and family, of Spencer, West Virginia, arrived Friday, and are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. WHITTON.

Mrs. J.H. PALMER, of Hominy, who has been visiting with Mr. and Mrs. Charles IHRIG, left for her home Saturday, accompanied by her little girl, Ethel, who has been visiting with them for the past two weeks.

Mrs. E. TURNER, who has been here for the past two months, and has been quite ill, is now very much improved, and will leave Tuesday for her home in Drumright.

Mrs. Mary HALL, who has been suffering for the past three weeks with a broken arm, is improving very slowly.

You can see Mr. and Mrs. L.L. BERGEVIN driving around in a new Paige automobile most any time now.

Miss Vera LONG has been visiting with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C.H. DAVIDSON.

Mrs. H.E. ROOT has returned from a short visit with her son and family at Tulsa.

Mr. and Mrs. W. REAMS motored to Drumright, Tuesday.

Miss Myrtle HEDGES, of Maramec, is visiting with her sister, Mrs. CALL, of Quay.

Mrs. E.L. SENFT, of Quay, is quite ill at the home of her daughter in Yale.

Mt. Vernon:

Miss Marie WHITE has returned to Yale, after spending a week at home.

The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill WALTON is somewhat improved.

Mrs. Link DEWITT has been entertaining her sister, Mrs. NELSON.

Grant GOOLD stacked oats for Jake WHITE on Friday and Saturday.

R.W. STRATTON and Major LILLY called at Mrs. C.S. BLACK's Sunday.

Mrs. MELOY is visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. GRINDSTAFF.

Mrs. Frank WELDON and children, of Quay, are visiting at the Jake WHITE home.

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. PATTISON visited at West Point one day last week.

Beulah, Freda and Irene DEWITT spent Tuesday evening at the GRINDSTAFF home.

Mr. and Mrs. PAINTER, of Quay, are at the home of her parents, William DODD.

Rev. BYNAL preached an interesting sermon Sunday, at Bethel, on the evils of the dance hall, profanity and the use of cigarettes.

Skedee Valley:

Threshing is the order of the day in this vicinity.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph MILLARD called at the HILL home Sunday evening.

Elmer SULLINS spent Sunday with Ben ROWDEN.

Fred SHAW, who has spent the past week at Coalgate visiting relatives, returned home Sunday, accompanied by his cousin, August GRADER, who expects to remain for an extended visit with his cousins, Willie and Fred SHAW, and brother, Francis GRADER.

The surprise dance at Fred DAY's Saturday night was well attended, and all report a good time.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert ROWDEN are spending the week with Grandma ROWDEN.

Miss Elsie VENTERS spent Saturday night and Sunday with Miss Pearl REESE.

The HILL brothers, Doc, Cealey and Earl, are doing some splendid work with their baler this summer.

Miss Lillian ROWDEN is working for Mrs. GOFF, of Pawnee, at this writing.

Mrs. Mercie JONES, of Pawnee, is visiting at the HILL home while her husband is gone harvesting.

Ralston:

Dr. BARBER and Ruth met Mrs. BARBER in Arkansas City, Monday, returning home Tuesday.

Ralston is due to have a new theatre soon. They will be ready to open by fall.

Rev. JENKINS, of Fairfax, was the guest of Rev. and Mrs. GALYON, one day this week.

Mrs. Martha FINCY of Winfield, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. LOUCKS.

Rev. Chas CLARK visited old friends in Ralston last week. He is pastor of the M.E. Church at Yale.

Demoin ELICK and wife, of Cleveland, are visiting Dick MCNEAL this week.

Sagerville:

Mrs. MOBIEUS returned home last week from a four week visit at Sapulpa, where she had gone to take treatment. She also went to Claremore. We are sorry to hear that she is no better, and has been advised to go to Colorado.

Will SCHAFFER is very sick at this writing. The two children of Jim COOPER are on the sick list this week.

Miss Opal and Virgil SCHAFFER, of Sapulpa, were visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will SCHAFFER, last week. They returned home Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.P. CULVER and children and Rev. HUFFMAN, of Quay, were the dinner guests at W.D. JONES' last Sunday.

Florence GROOMS spent Wednesday with Ethel and Estelle CULVER.

Miss Bessie SCHOOLER, of Stillwater, spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. Will SCHAFFER. Miss Bessie will teach at Sagerville this winter.

Rev. HUFFMAN, of Quay, will preach at Sagerville, July 27.

Lou IRELAND's brother and wife arrived last week for a few days visit and surprised the twins by giving them a fine organ.

Miss Alpha WITTICH left Wednesday for a visit with her sister, Mrs. C.R. KERR, at Arkansas City.

Ed CRAVEN called at his uncle's for a short visit Tuesday.

Announcement: We wish to announce that Mr. Dick JONES has accepted the management of our auto repair department and we feel he is competent to give you the best of service at reasonable prices - Bruingtons.

The Pride Of Ownership is satisfied by having your cars look well. See John DONAHY, the Auto Painter, He makes old ones look like new.

Estray Notice: Strayed from W.S. TUCKERS' farm, 5 miles north of Pawnee, one red steer calf, one year old. Liberal reward for same. H.H. SWALLEY.

Grain drills will be scarce and hard to get. We have a few on hand. Buy early and be sure of getting one. W.E. TOLER.

Mollie MEURER has plenty of money to loan, on either farm or city property. See her before you secure your loan.

For Sale: Blue flint chat and Arkansas River sand. Special prices to contractors. R.C. JONES Cotton Co.

Wanted: At once, hay to put up on shares - T.P. CARTER, Route 5, Pawnee.

For Sale: 80 acre farm, 4 1/2 miles northwest of Pawnee, on graded road, good improvements, good water, 60 acres in cultivation, 20 acres in pasture. Terms on part. Inquire of P.T. CARTER, Route 5, Pawnee.

For Sale: Cafe known as the American; will sell cheap if taken at once; doing a good business; loss of health reason for selling. W.H. RAHMY, Box 224, Quay, Oklahoma.

Emerson Disc Gang Plow For Sale; good condition - R.D. WHITLOW, Phone WM54.

Lost: Day book containing addresses and receipts, Saturday morning between my place and Pawnee; $1 reward for delivery to me. John E. SMITH.

Strayed: From our home, a little white rat terrier pup. We wish very much to keep this dog. Will the finder please return it to John and James DONAHY.


July 24, 1919

Birthday Party
Tuesday, July 22, 1919, was little Miss Helen GOULD's seventh birthday and her cousin, Miss Vera STAFFORD, arranged a splendid party for her at the home of Mr. and Mrs. STAFFORD. Eighteen guests were in attendance from two till five in the afternoon and every minute of the time was thoroughly enjoyed by the little folks. The first thing on the program of the evenings entertainment was a bean game, and a prize was offered for the one finding the most beans. The prize was won by Mary Bell SANDERS. The next and most interesting was a leaf game, where a paper leaf was fanned by different sides toward a certain goal. The prize was won by Eleanor THORNTON. Several other games were played in the house, then the young folks, with Vera to help them, went to the shade to play and after playing and having their pictures taken, they were taken to the dining room. A game was played in which marshmallows were passed around and the girl getting the one containing a ring, was due to be the birthday queen. Of course the queen was Helen, as it was her birthday, and Eleanor THORNTON and Mary MCCOLLUM were princesses. The queen had a beautifully decorated throne at the table, and on the side of her stood the two princesses, while assemble around the table were the rest of the company.
The lunch consisted of ice cream, animal cookies, cherries, stick candy and lemonade. In the center of the table was a beautiful birthday cake with seven burning candles. The last and best part of the evening, besides the lunch, was the opening of the birthday basket, which contained a present for every one. Each little girl drew a ribbon, and at the end of the ribbon was a souvenir which she took home. She was also given the paper hat which was worn during the lunch.
Those present were: Frances MARX, Mary MCCOLLUM, Pauline GILL, Isabell FRAZIER, Mary Bell SANDERS, Ruth Helen JOHNSON, Edna EYLER, Helen STONEBURGER, Loraine HRABE, Anes PLUMLEE, Eleanor THORNTON, Elsie HAGA, Delmoine DAVIS, Cricket SOULSLEY, Mildred JOHNSON, Helen GOULD, Louise BAGBY, and Ruth STROSNIDER.

To Beef Breeders Of Pawnee County
As I have consented to act as superintendent of the beef cattle department at the Free Fair at Pawnee on September 16-17-18, I wish to urge upon each stockman of Pawnee County, the need of preparation so you may make a creditable exhibit. The benefit you will receive in the way of advertising your individual breed will be great. The exhibit will include all breeds. Having been a salesman and close observer for 17 years in your county, I can assure you that there is nothing that will answer in profits or that will give you more pleasure than the showing of pure bred beef cattle of any type you may fancy.
I will be glad to send you a premium catalogue that you may be fully advised as to this department, also will try and answer all questions and give such information as will be of help to you. $682,00 is being offered as premiums in this department, which will more than pay you for bringing in your cattle, so let us get busy and make this one of the best exhibits, shown this fall.
Yours very respectfully, N.H. SWALLEY

Funeral Services
Funeral services for W.C. BAYS, who died last Thursday, was held at the home, Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, Rev. MILLARD conducting. A large attendance showed the respect in which he was held, by his friends. He is survived by his wife and seven children. The children are Mrs. Leonard MILLER of Brownwood, Texas; Mrs. J.L. FERGUSON of Lawton, Oklahoma; Miss Daisy BAYS of Heywood, Wisconsin; Valley BAYS of Eldorado, Kansas; Will C. BAYS of Kansas City, Missouri; Claud BAYS of Vinita, Oklahoma; and Henry BAYS of Pawnee. All the children were here for the funeral except Daisy and Claud, who were unable to come. The remains were interred in Highland Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their sympathy, kindness and assistance shown us during the illness and death of our dear and beloved husband and father; also for the many beautiful floral offerings and words of comfort by Rev. MILLARD, and the Masonic Lodge. Mrs. W.C. BAYS and family.

A Surprise Supper
As July 8th marked the 38th milestone for G.A. LESHER, his wife and daughters wished to remind him of the fact by preparing and inviting the neighbors and as usual in our hustling neighborhood, the ladies were soon at work preparing some dainties for supper, and as the day was drawing to a close, the men loaded their families (accompanied by a box of good eats) into their vehicles, and drove in that direction.
On reaching their home, they found G.A. had eaten his supper, as the good wife could not put him off for fear he "would smell a mouse." The table was soon loaded with fine cakes and pies, salads and fruits and lemonade to a queen's taste. It was almost the wee hours when they allowed Mr. LESHER to seek the much-needed rest after the tolls of the day.
When they departed for their respective homes, wishing him many happy returns of the day. Those present were his brother, Oscar LESHER and wife, and his mother, George WINGO, wife and family, Millard CLINE, wife and family, Walter SCOTT, wife and family, Tildon JOHNSON, wife and family, Lee TRIMBLE, wife and baby, Lee COLE and wife, Mr. ROPER and family, J.M. BRANT and wife, Miss Mabel DOYAL and brother, and others, sixty in all.

Basil ELMORE Home
Basil ELMORE arrived home from demobilization camp this morning, he having recently returned to the states from overseas. His friends are glad to see him home again.

Card of Thanks - John HEDGES
We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their kindness and help in the search for the body of our beloved one; also for the many beautiful flowers which covered the casket of our son and brother. Mr. and Mrs. J.T. FROST and Family.

Mrs. GILLOCK Passes Away
Mrs. C.L. GILLOCK came to Pawnee Tuesday, from her home northeast of Pawnee, to spend the night with her son and family, and in the night was suddenly taken ill and passed away within an hour from the beginning of her illness. Relatives were notified and arrangements are being made for the funeral tomorrow. The obituary will appear next week.

Dr. WATERS To Colorado
Dr. G.A. WATERS and family will start to Colorado the first of the month. Dr. WATERS will take a post graduate course in medicine, and surgery at Denver, while Mrs. WATERS and the children will visit with her sister at Colorado Springs. On account of the desirable Colorado climate in midsummer, and the fine educational facilities, Denver has one of the biggest and best equipped post graduate medical schools in the country.

FLETCHER Brothers
P.A. FLETCHER this week sold a half interest in his barber shop to his brother, Frank, and they will continue business in the same old stand. Frank has recently returned from service in France. They will have one of the most up-to-date shops in the city.

G.A.R. and W.R.C. Take Notice!
There will be a call meeting of the officers and members of the Pawnee County Old Soliers' Re-Union Association, Wednesday, August 6th, at 1:30 in Odd Fellows Hall. All members please be present. Herbert BROWN, President; Mabel M. VEATCH, Secretary.

Surprise Party
Wednesday, July 15, was Dallas DAVIS' birthday and his mother planned a nice surprise for him. She had ten of his friends come and spend the evening with him, and served a splendid six o'clock dinner, which they all enjoyed very much.

Injured By Fall
John CUNNINGHAM, who lives south of town, dislocated his wrist and bruised himself up quite badly Monday, by falling from the barn loft. Dr. LEHEW was called, and he is getting along nicely.

A Birthday Dinner
A number of relatives and friends of Mrs. R.T. HOLLER, of near Hallett, came in last Sunday and reminded her of her 39th birthday. Every one brought well-filled baskets and a fine dinner was served at noon. Ice cream and cake was the main attraction during the afternoon. Every one departed early in the evening, wishing Mrs. HOLLER many more happy birthdays. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. Fred ARMSTRONG and children, of Jennings; Mr. and Mrs. Bourland WINFORD, Miss Evelyn DRINKWATER, Mr. and Mrs. John WITT and son, and Everett WITT, all of Oilton; Mr. and Mrs. M. WELLS, Mr. and Mrs. Granville GORDON and little daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Eli PATRICK, Mr. and Mrs. S. PRATER and children, Mr. and Mrs. Frank BEJCEK and children, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. HOLLER, Miss Mollie WITT, Ruth LUCAS, Clara and Neva HOLLER, Orville CASSIDY and Floyd HOLLER.

Word From The Tourists
The Pawnee crowd of California sight seers, composed of Mrs. J.N. RADLEY and daughter, Gladys; Mrs. Mollie MENTZER and son, Zane; Mrs. T. Z. SWALLEY and daughter, Mildred; crossed over on the steamer Cabrille to Avalon, St. Catalina Islands, July 12, and spent the day. They report their bunch are all feeling well and having a fine time.

A Wordless Wedding
Samuel E. CORNETT of Pawnee, and Effie C. CHAMBLISS of Quay, were united in holy matrimony at the M.E. Church at Quay, July 20, 1919, Rev. F.T. HUFFMAN officiating. The groom will be remembered as the deaf son of Mr. and Mrs. N. CORNETT of this county, and as he and his bride are both deaf, it was one of those services where no words were spoken. the minister read the marriage vows and Mrs. Sid SIKES, a former Pawnee lady, interpreted for the bride and groom. Among those who attended were Mr. and Mrs. N. CORNETT, parents of the groom; and Mrs. C.L. BLAKENEY, a sister. We wish them much happiness in their future life.

Local Items:

Mrs. M.E. HARBISON, of Jennings, was a Pawnee visitor Saturday.

Miss Eva LANDERS, of Glencoe, visited Mrs. D.E. BAKER last week.

Miss Maud MCCASKEY is attending summer school at Boulder, Colorado.

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. HECKENDORN, of Ralston, drove down on business last Saturday.

Glen SMITH went to Quay yesterday to spend a week with relatives and friends.

Miss Nadine JONES, of Mehan, was the guest of Miss Stella BAKER the last of the week.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Noah MILLER, of near Casey, a fine baby girl, who arrived Sunday.

Miss Ellen BIRD, of Glencoe, visited her brother, John BIRD and family, the last of the week.

John MILAM and wife and mother, of Blackburn, drove over and spent the day shopping Friday.

Miss Clyde CATENHEAD, of Mannford, is the guest of Miss Katie BEARDSLEY this week.

Mrs. R.P. DIEHNEL and daughter, Viola, of Valley, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

Mrs. G.R. GOULD and son, Chester, and Mrs. Robert STAFFORD and son, Fred, spent Sunday in Stillwater.

Miss Hazel IRONS and little brother of Osage county, were visiting the BUTTS family the last of the week.

Misses Lloyt and Rachel HALE returned home from a two week visit in Oklahoma City, Monday.

T.P. WITTEN, of Maramec, was in Pawnee Friday and spent the day.

Mr. and Mrs. Roma BRANSTETTER and children, of Skedee, were guests of J.S. ROGERS and family, Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne BAKER, Edna BAKER, Miss Mabel BAKER and George TOLER motored to Glencoe Friday night, to hear the Hawaiians at the chautauqua.

Mrs. RAMBO and son, Fred, and Mrs. MCGEE and son, James, returned Saturday from Cherokee and Dacoma, Oklahoma, where they went in Mrs. RAMBO's car to visit relatives and friends.

Mrs. Maud PETER and daughter, Vivian, who have been here for some weeks visiting relatives and friends , left Monday for their home at Waukegan, Illinois.

Mrs. M.H. DURAND, of Guthrie, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wilmer BUSHORR, left Monday for Eldorado, Kansas, where she will visit her sister for a couple of weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. John MANNING and daughter, Juanda, who have been visiting at Topeka, returned home Tuesday. Her daughter, Mrs. Frank ROWLANDS, and children came with them.

Miss Zoe Louis MARLOW, of Blackburn, came over Saturday and spent the day with Misses Helen and Mary STERLING. In the evening, she and a party of girls went to Yost Lake for a picnic.

D.H. LEWIS and daughter, Helen, motored in from Mehan last week and were guests of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. BAKER. Mrs. BAKER, son and daughter went home with them.

Walter BENSON, of Valley, who has been in France and Germany until the last month, spent the day ion Pawnee, Saturday. He will take up his old work again this winter, and will teach at Maramec.

T.O. LONGMIRE returned from a business trip to Oklahoma City, Friday, quite ill, presumably from ptomaine poisoning. He is improving, and his friends are hopeful for his speedy recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. John GUINN motored over in their new car from Quay, Sunday, and spent a day with Mr. and Mrs. Bert SMITH. Their daughter, Mrs. Stanley SMITH accompanied them home and spent a few days, returning Tuesday.

Ed HILL and son, of Vinita, were here the last of the week visiting relatives, and looking after his farm east of Pawnee. Mr. HILL is one of the old settlers of Pawnee County, having come to Pawnee almost before there was any town here.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed SHROPSHIRE and son of Bronson, Kansas, and Mrs. Jesse REIBER of Elgin, Oregon, motored to Pawnee from Bronson yesterday to visit their sisters, Mrs. Cale MYERS and Mrs. Bertie HALL. Another sister, Mrs. Bessie NICHOLS, came in from Vinita, Oklahoma, today, to be with them.

Mr. and Mrs. Sumner BECK received word Saturday while in Pawnee, that her brother-in-law, C.J. CRAWFORD, had died suddenly at his home at Ponca City. Mrs. BECK had made her home with her sister and brother-in-law since childhood, until her marriage, and he was more like a father to her. They left immediately for Ponca in their car.

July 11 and 12, Mrs. C.A. BINNING and her party, who went to California in their car, were at Oakland and Vallejo. They were starting on to San Francisco. They had experienced no serious trouble and all were feeling fine; said that the people out there looked at the Pawnee pennants on their car and told them that they were a long way from home.

S.W. FENTON, city marshal, sold his home, residence and four lots in Micher addition to Geo. LANNING, Wednesday. A few weeks ago he sold a residence and eleven lots in Micher Heights to H.G. CARTER. He has disposed of his Cleveland property, excepting the building where the Leader is published, and will start to San Benito, California, where Mrs. FENTON hopes to regain her health. He will ask for a two month leave of absence from his official duties here, and spend the time with his family in California. - Cleveland Leader.

Mrs. G.H. SCROEDER and daughter, Mrs. Fred STREETER, Mr. D.D. HOSICK and daughter, Miss Annetta of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee Monday.

Mr. and Geo. REYNOLDS, of Cleveland, were visiting Mrs. Reynolds' parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. ROGERS, last Sunday.

Mrs. Chas. ROBINSON and little girl, Ruth, of Okmulgee are visiting her mother-in-law and sister, Mrs. W.R. ROBINSON and Miss Amy.

Mrs. Ellen KENLEY, of Skedee, and her daughter, Mrs. Mabel SNAPP, of Kansas City, spent the day in Pawnee Saturday shopping.

Mrs. L.A. BECRAFT and grandson, Ira LOVE, came in from Drumright Saturday, and went out to visit her daughter, Mrs. P.R. DAVIS.

Little Bertie DAY has returned home from a visit with her sister, Mrs. Ed SCHIEWE, at Morrison. She reports a good time.

Mrs, Viola GILBERT and two sons, George and Issac, of Oklahoma City, are visiting at the home of James H. HALE this week.

Henry BUTTS, who has been here from Kansas City visiting his parents, returned to his work in that city the last of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford MUCK drove in from their farm near Valley, Monday, to do some trading and have some dental work done.

Mr. and Mrs. J.M. BUTTS received a message from their son, Lewis, Saturday, that he was back in the United States and was at Camp Lewis, Virginia.

Mrs. Robert WANASEK, of Muskogee, and Mrs. John HOUSE and daughter, Goldie, of Pittsburg, Kansas, are visiting their brother, C.P. RECK, and family.

A.J. WILSON, who spent last week in Pawnee from Pratt, Kansas, and before he left he took as his bride, Mrs. Ethel MESSECAR, left for his home, while his wife stayed here until he could finish his harvesting. She has been employed with Hanna's Variety Store and will remain with them until he returns.

J.H. MOHNEY is improving with his medical treatment.

Mrs. Gertrude SALE and grandson, Myron MARX and wife and baby, came up from Guthrie, Monday. Mrs. SALE had been visiting there for several weeks, and Prof. MARX and family retuned with her for a short stay.

News From Over Pawnee County

Lone Jack:

The Sunshine Club met with Mrs. J.E. LIZAR, Thursday.

Harvesting and baling hay is the order of the day.

Mrs. Mary GENTRY, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Cumi GENTRY, returned to her home Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. L.M. GENTRY and baby and Mr. and Mrs. O.E. REINECKE and baby ate dinner Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Pete CARTER and family.

Vernie DIVILBLISS is visiting home folks this week.

Mrs. R.E. LIZAR of Electra, Texas, is visiting her mother, Mrs. H.K, WILKERSON, while Mr. LIZAR moves to Eastland, Texas, where he will be employed in the oil business.

Mr. and Mrs. A.W. GENTRY motored to Coffeyville, Kansas, last Wednesday.

John SARINGER was at his home place the past week, and left Friday for Ohio.

Audra HAGA visited her brother, Clyde HAGA, near Masham, Thursday.

Mrs. WRIGHT joined the S.S. Club Thursday. We are glad to have her with us again.

The S.S. Club will meet with Mrs. H.K. WILKERSON, Thursday, July 24.

Mr. LIZAR and girls and Miss Laura DRAKE are baling hay for Mr. CARTER.

Minnie MYERS, Mrs. George and Vernie DIVILBISS are on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert WILLIAMS and little son, Ralph, and Madge LIZAR and Grace DAY spent Thursday evening at the DRAKE home.

James WILKERSON, who went to Oklahoma City with a car load of cattle, returned home Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. BESSER and family, of Keystone, spent Sunday with Mrs. BESSER's brother, Pete CARTER, and family.

Chester MERRILL spent Sunday with the ALLEN boys.

Nathan and Charlie Nelson and Myrl LIZAR took dinner with James WILKERSON, Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. L.W. GENTRY and baby and Madge LIZAR spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A.W. GENTRY.

Mrs. WRIGHT will help Mrs. A.W. GENTRY with hr work this week, as Mrs. GENTRY is getting ready for the beginning of school. She will teach at Blue Valley the coming winter.

Miss Nora BARROW, who has been at Fort Worth, Texas, returned home Sunday accompanied by her aunt, Mrs. Ida BELL.

Mrs. Cumi GENTRY, Mrs. Leola GENTRY, Irma and Madge LIZAR called at the FORBIS home Sunday evening.

Laura DRAKE spent Saturday night with Miss Reva MANNING.

Mrs. REINECKE is on the sick list at this writing.

Coal Creek:

Chas. LOCKHART and wife were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. John HARRIS and little son spent Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Harve BILYEU.

M.R. PENNEY and family spent Sunday with his brother, Joe PENNEY and family.

Clyde LYNCH and wife have moved on his grandfather's place.

Robert SCHOOL and wife are expected here from New Mexico soon, to visit with relatives and friends.

Mrs. Sumner BECK was called to Ponca City, Saturday, by the sudden death of her brother-in-law.

Earl LYNCH is reported on the sick list.

H.C. BENNETT and family called at the Joe PENNEY home Friday evening.

Mrs. Will REDDICK spent Saturday at Roy MANNING's.

Rev. GALYON and wife are off on a vacation.

W.W. WELLS and son-in-law, Carl MANNING, are working in the harvest fields.

Banner:

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer CRAFT and children, Miss Flora SAPP, Messrs. Joe CRAFT and Willie CAYWOOD, Loyd and Glen SAPP attended the ice cream supper Saturday night at Art COKE's near Quay.

Mrs. George MOORE and children visited Sunday at the W.E. WALKER home.

R.T. DILLEY and George MOORE and son, Cecil, were Pawnee visitors last Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. CRAFT were callers at the SCHAFFER home Sunday.

Mrs. J.P. CAYWOOD and sons, Willie and Otis, were Maramec callers Thursday, and while there were the guests of Mrs. J.P. MARTIN.

John PRATHER is helping E.C. PICKETT stack oats.

George MOORE is cutting millet for his brothers, John and Levi MOORE.

Ralston:

Mrs. Mary WELCH was in Pawnee on business Thursday.

Mrs. Frances MARSHALL, who has been in Claremore for some time, returned home Saturday.

Mrs. HARRIS, of Burbank, visited at Mrs. DUNCAN's Saturday.

Miss Gertrude VAUGHN, of Masham, was greeting old friends here Saturday. She will teach here next winter.

Mr. ROSS, Mrs. WELCH and Mrs. HENICKER and Uncle Will HENICKER motored to Ponca City and other points Sunday.

Everybody is busy threshing. They report the wheat not very good. The farmers in this vicinity say that the corn is not hurt yet from the effects of the dry weather.

Rev. GALYON and wife are visiting in Kay County.

Rev. THORP preached at the Baptist Church here Sunday.

Dod BOILES is working for Mr. CALES in the West Bend threshing.

Mrs. Ralph JONES and daughter visiting in Iowa. Mr. JONES is on the sick list and will leave for the hospital in a few days.

Jennings:

They are spudding in on the ALLEMAN well today (Saturday).

Miss May SEAL, the operator at the MK&T Depot, made a flying trip to Hominy, Saturday morning.

Mrs. J.P. HARPER, of Tulsa, was here last week visiting her mother, Mrs. E.B. HAM.

Cary FLAGER died at the home of W.H. FLAGER, Friday morning. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. NEEDHAM of Hallett. The remains were shopped to Altamont, Kansas, for burial.

Eugene BROWN and family left Sunday for Noel, Missouri on a fishing trip.

William ROBERTSON came up from Drumright, Sunday.

Mrs. E.B. HAM is in Wynona this week visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jno. HOLLIS.

Lester FARNSWORTH spent Sunday with Edith ROBERTSON.

Ben HARPO, who has just returned from overseas, was in town Sunday greeting old friends.

D.L. ALLEMAN and family and Mrs. Goldie MARTIN were in Mannford, Sunday, visiting Mrs. May TYREE.

Blackburn:

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. LOPER, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. MCFADDEN and Mrs. and Mrs. TAYLOR, of Ralston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Lewis LOPER.

Mr. and Mrs. James BELL and Miss Allie GOFF went to Quay Sunday to visit with Mr. and Mrs. BABCOCK.

Frank PRIVETT went to Red Rock Sunday, on business.

Art and Mrs. GILLIAM returned to Blackburn Friday, after an absence of three years in Everett, Washington. They will make their home here.

James BELL, Lewis LOPER and daughter, Daisy, were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

P.U. NEELY transacted business in Pawnee Monday.

Sherman PERRIAM was a Pawnee visitor Monday.

Mrs. CAVE left Monday for Little Rock, Arkansas, to join her daughter, Miss Kathleen, who is visiting there. They will return home soon.

RAY LOPER, of Cleveland, was a Blackburn visitor Saturday.

James BELL made a business trip to Pawhuska Tuesday.

Miss Josie PERKINS went to Quay Sunday to visit her brother, Jasper KEETON, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake MILLER, of Eldorado, Kansas, are visiting relatives in town this week.

Will COBB transacted business in Hominy Friday.

Mrs. Josie CARSON returned home from Winfield, Kansas, Saturday, where she has been visiting relatives.

Miss Gladys GILLILAND is over from Hominy this week visiting relatives.

Sherman PERRIAN returned home Thursday afternoon after an absence of about eighteen months, serving Uncle Sam.

Mrs. Pierce, of Eufaula, is visiting her son, John PIERCE, and family this week.

Nick MEANS, Walter CLARE and Joe FISHER transacted business in Pawnee Friday.

Mrs. Floyd STONE of Jefferson, Oklahoma, is visiting relatives here this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Flay FISHER returned home from Pawhuska Friday, where hey have been visiting relatives. They were accompanied home by their nephew, Claud MEANS.

Mrs. Frank BINKLEY, of Cushing, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. THORNTON, this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Carol COLLINS and brother, Mart COLLINS, of Yale, spent Sunday with relatives near Blackburn.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe FISHER, Mr. and Mrs. Walter CLARE and Mrs. Alva MARLOW spent Sunday with relatives in Hominy.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred TURNER of Kendrick, are visiting Mrs. Turner's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.P. WYNN, and sister, Mrs. J.C. MARLOW and family this week.

Mrs. Tom PEARSON returned to her home in Hominy Sunday, after an extended visit with her children here.

Mrs. Wm. HOPPER is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs. Copsy HIGGINS and family.

John CARTER and C.B. PERRIAN went to Pawnee Friday night to attend the Masonic Lodge. They were accompanied by John BROWN, who was taking his first degree.

Dr. TURNER, of Wynona, was transacting business in Blackburn Monday.

Miss Josie PERKINS, who has been visiting relatives at Quay, returned to Blackburn Wednesday.

Mr. Dan WASHBURN is on the sick list.

Leaving:
At the meeting of the official board of the Christian Church, held Tuesday evening, Bro. J. Walter TURNER tendered his resignation as pastor, to become effective September 1st.
This comes as a surprise to many of the membership, and the church will greatly miss Bro. TURNER and his splendid wife, but as Bro. TURNER has accepted the chair of history in the state school at Tonkawa, the church board and the membership as well, bid them Godspeed, and the best wishes of all the church and his many friends, go with him.
While the resignation is to take effect on or about the first of September, it is planned that Bro. TURNER supply the pulpit here possible for some months, if possible.

Resolutions:
Be it resolved: That we, the official board of the Christian Church of Pawnee, Oklahoma, express our regret at the necessity of parting with Bro. Walter TURNER, as our pastor, and that we desire to express our appreciation of the work that Bro. TURNER has done and is doing for the church here. We feel that he is a staunch advocate of the pure gospel, a splendid speaker, a firm believer in the power of the gospel, and that his ministry with this church has been a great help to the church from a spiritual point of view, as well as many that have come into the church under his ministry.
Be it further resolved: That we most heartily endorse Bro. TURNER as a strong, forceful speaker, living the clean Christian life that he so ably preaches from the pulpit, that the good wishes and prayers of this board go with Bro. TURNER and his good wife in their new field of labor, and may greater success crown their labors.
Bro. TURNER plans to give the Lord's Day to the church at some place, in addition to his duties in the school work where he is going, and will continue to preach the gospel regularly.
P.A. FLETCHER, A.W. JOHNSON - Committee On Resolutions.

Marriage Licenses:
Homer L. COX, Arkansas City, to Marjorie U. APPLEMAN, Newkirk.
Samuel T. BELDEN, Pawnee, to Mary A. GORDON, Cleveland.
Alfred J. WILSON, Pratt, Kansas, to Ethel M. MESSECAR, Pawnee.
John R. VOGLE, Pawnee, to Mary SNEED, Maramec.
William CAMPBELL, Cleveland, to Lillian SEARCY, Cleveland.
Clyde JONES, Maramec, to Mrs. Daisy JONES, Evansville, Indiana.
Estel Jack DILLON, Cleveland, to Roxie Jane EASLEY, Cleveland.
Tose CAMERO, Maramec to Catrina MUNOS, Maramec.
Samuel E. CORNETT, Quay, to Effie C. CHAMBLESS, Yale.
William Monroe POWERS, Pawnee, to Lila Violet WALTON, Sabetha, Kansas.
Clarence WRIGHT, Cleveland, to Nettie SWAN, Cleveland.
Lewis R. HOBBS, Hominy, to Mrs. Margaret M. SNOW, Enid.
John Levier CAMPBELL, Cleveland, to Gertrude Hannah COLLINS, Cleveland.
Elige M. BELL, Pawnee, to Rosetta J. SMITH, Pawnee.

Notice: We are prepared to fill orders for Woodstock Typewriters promptly. Second hand machines bought and sold. J.B. WOOD, Agent.

Lone Elm:

Mrs. Ethel TOMBERLIN has been assisting her mother in feeding the hay hands the past week.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ira SKEEN on Monday, July 14, a fine baby boy.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry BEELER anf family of Quay, visited Sunday with his brother, Frank, and family.

Gail WILKERSON returned home from Kansas, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. L.V. LAWSON and daughter and Miss Ella HETTENBACH called on Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOMBERLIN Sunday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Russell SNEED called at the Alois HETTENBACH home Sunday evening.

Paul BELDEN, of Maramec, and his brother, Bertie, of Quay, attended the ball game at Lone Elm, Sunday.

Frank and Henry BEELER baled hay for Bop SPHERE last week.

Mr. and Mrs. L.V. LAWSON and daughter and Miss Ella HETTENBACH were Quay visitors Monday.

Van LAWSON and Mr. WENTWORTH helped Mr. HETTENBACH put up hay last week.

Joe BYERS is on the sick list at this writing.

Mrs. F.H. HESTAND and little granddaughter were Quay visitors Saturday.

Sagerville:

Mr. SHAFFER is still quite ill.

Frank SCHAFFER of Sapulpa and Mr. Burl SCHAFFER of Quay are here looking after their father.

Mr. MOBIEUS started for Colorado, Monday, with his wife who is ill. Her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. NILLSON of Sapulpa, are there and will care for her.

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH, Mr. Henery and Raymond WITTICH, Mrs. Ruth COLVIN and daughter, Barbara Elizabeth, motored to Stillwater Sunday, to see B.L. WITTICH's mother, who has been ill. She is some better at present. B.L. WITTICH is driving a new Ford the last few days.

John Martin and Mr. and Mrs. CULVER called on Mr. SHAFFER last Sunday.

Walter HESTAND was called to Quay, Sunday, on account of the illness of his sister, Miss Josie HORN, who had been poisoned and was not expected to live.


July 31, 1919

Resolutions of Respect
It having pleased Almighty God to remove from our midst, Brother Wm. Carroll BAYS, and feeling that a great loss has been sustained by Pawnee Lodge No. 82 AF&AM and his family, we the undersigned committee duly appointed for that purpose, do hereby express our sympathy to his immediate relatives and friends. Dr. B.N. HOPE, L.D. GRIFFIN, A.O. WOODYARD, Committee.

Henry L.B. ROACH
The subject of this sketch was born in Birmingham, Alabama, February 16, 1849, and died at Tulsa, July 23, 1919, after an illness of four months of cancer of the liver. He was married July 10, 1894, t6o Anna SEVIERS of Henrietta, Texas. He is survived by her and a son by a former marriage.
Mr. ROACH and wife have been residents of Pawnee for several years, until the past few months when they moved to Tulsa. He was a good man and was highly respected by his neighbors and friends. He had been a member of the Baptist Church for the past 22 years, and the funeral was held here at the Baptist Church, Rev. CALHOON, the pastor, preaching the funeral sermon. The remains were interred in Highland Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
To all of my Pawnee friends, I wish to offer my thanks for their help and sympathy in my recent sorrow. Mrs. Henry ROACH.

Edward C. RISELING
Passed away July 21, 1919, after an illness of five years. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery, near his boyhood home at Joplin, Missouri, where he had a host of friends who regret his demise. He was 41 years of age in March. He and his family were formerly of Pawnee, his wife who is the daughter of Mrs. T.D. MCINTYRE, having been raised in Pawnee. She, with their little daughter, Pauline, will make their home here as soon as she can adjust her business at Joplin. Beautiful flowers covered the casket and grave, testifying to the regard in which the family was held. Mrs. MCINTYRE returned Tuesday.

Mrs. C.L. GILLOCK
Mrs. C.L. GILLOCK passed away at the home of her son, G.C. GILLOCK, in Pawnee, at 8o'clock, Wednesday, July 23, 1919. She had improved in health after a lingering illness of three months and went to spend a fewdays with her son and family, feeling unusually well, until the last hour when she became suddenly ill, suffering only a short time until she passed away. Sarah Ellen WATSON was born at Newberry, Indiana, March 18, 1854, and was married to C.L. GILLOCK, who survives her, August 7, 1872.
In 1876 she with her family moved to Kansas, coming to Oklahoma at the opening of the Strip. She was the mother of thirteen children. Four are dead and nine are living. Those living are: Mrs. W.J. PRATT, Salina, Kansas; Mrs. O.R. WYCOFF, Spokane, Washington; Mrs. Wm. BOYLE, Laverne, Oklahoma; J.W. GILLOCK, Hutton, Alberta, Canada; C.C., W.A, A.V., and Frank all of Pawnee, and Mrs. Geo. BONSTEIN, of Tulsa.
All were present at the funeral except Mrs. WYCOFF, Mrs. BOYLE and J.W. GILLOCK. She united with the Christian Church in 1871 and has been a consistent Christian ever since. Her neighbors and friends all testify to her splendid character and kind disposition. Funeral services were held at the home, northeast of Pawnee, Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. TURNER, pastor of the Christian Church, conducted the funeral and spoke words of comfort to the sorrowing family. She was laid to rest in the family burying ground.

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our sincere thanks to our friends and neighbors for their sympathy, kindness and assistance in our sudden bereavement of the death of our beloved wife and mother, also the beautiful floral offerings and the words of comfort by Rev. TURNER. C.L. GILLOCK and Family.

Card of Thanks
We wish to offer our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors who were so kind to us during our recent bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. L.T. WELLS and family

Methodist Episcopal Church
Miss Martha M. HANSON, of Kansas City, is expected to begin her work in Pawnee next Sunday. Miss HANSON is head of a department in the Kansas City National Training School. She will spend the month of August in Pawnee conducting a Daily Vacation Bible School, Mother's meetings and other vacation activities. This is a rare opportunity and is open to all the children and families of the city. Plan to take advantage of these activities.
The Episcopal Church - Rector Rev. J. CAUGHEY

Wedding
Mr. John SLOAN and Miss Gladys PONTON, both of Fairfax, were united in marriage at the home of Rev. TURNER, of this city, on July 27th, at 1:30 p.m. The groom was formerly of New Jersey, and has just returned from duty overseas. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam PONTON, of Fairfax. Five of her friends from Fairfax attended the wedding. We wish them much happiness.

Birthday Party
The surprise party given in honor of Miss Edna BALDWIN's birthday, July 26, was a complete surprise. A splendid time was had by all. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J.F. BALDWIN, Mr. and Mrs. H.F. SHONE, Mr. and Mrs. REINECKE, Mrs. R.H. BURRIS, Mrs. Cumi GENTRY, Mrs. Isabelle WRIGHT, Mr. and Mrs. Albert RAU, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. WELKER, Misses May JAMES, Jewell BALDWIN, Audra, HAGA, Freda, Rhoda, Mary, May and Hugh BURRIS, Altha GOLDIE and Janie MOORE, Elva FOLKS, Agnes and Elsie BAGGETT, Virgie AKERS, Viola and Love RAU, Irma GENTRY, Fern LOCKWOOD, Ruth and Hershel WEAVER, Rachael LIVERGOOD, Mary and Bernie MCKENZIE, Herbert and James RAU, Lawrence FORREST, Ralph, Alma and Howard WELKER, Cecil BALDWIN, Noah MCKENZIE, Bill SHONE, Ray BERG, Cecil and Glen BERG, Martin RIDGEWAY, Fred HOWARD, Geo. MOORE, Ralph SMITH and Maynard REINECKE.

Entertained
Miss Lloyt HALE entertained some of her friends Monday evening with a progressive rook party in honor of her guest, Mr. John GILBERT, of Oklahoma City. Those enjoying her hospitality were Misses Annie JOHNSON, Helen and Carol PETER, Dorothy FERGUSON, of Lawton, Margaret KELLEY, Nellie MORPHIS of Blackburn, Juanda MANNING, Esther PERRY, Olga SHUPE, Margaret BRUINGTON, and Ruby WHEELER; Messrs. Dallas DAVIS, Lynn LEHEW, Elton LEHEW, Darrell WOODYARD, Charles PETER, Bryce BRADY, Edwin KELLY and John GILBERT. Refreshments of ice cream with cherries and two kinds of cake were served, and all expressed themselves as much pleased with the evening's entertainment.

Pure Water In Pawnee
A great many people had been worrying over the idea that the water in Pawnee had been responsible for different cases of typhoid fever in town, and to be sure Dr. GASTINEAU sent some of it away to have it analyzed and the report comes back that it is perfectly pure. So, we may not be afraid to use it.

Back From Market
Maurice MARX and Mrs. Ena RODGERS, who have been in New York and other eastern markets buying goods for the Marx department store, returned the first of the week. Miss Sadie MANNHEIMER, who was with them, stopped in Arkansas, to visit a short time before returning to her work here.

Anniversary Dinner
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne BAKER entertained his relatives with a dinner on Sunday, in honor of their first wedding anniversary. All spent a very pleasant day, and enjoyed a fine dinner.

Marriage Licenses:
John Nathaniel GREEN to Gladys Irene PONTON, both of Fairfax.
Homer Carl GILES, Drumright, to Grace May SUBLETT, Jennings.
Leo George LINDERER, Springfield, Missouri, to Louise L. CALDWELL, Anthony Kansas.

Sunday School Picnic
Mrs. Alfred SEEVERS entertained her Sunday school class yesterday on the lawn of their beautiful home with a picnic. Many interesting games were played and refreshments were served, making the afternoon a most pleasant one.

Change of Business
SLOCUM's bakery was sold this week to Lew STEWART and Jesse JOBE. Mr. and Mrs. SLOCUM will take a much-needed rest before taking up any other work. Mr. and Mrs. SLOCUM have been among the most faithful workers in Pawnee. Their bread is known far and near. Mr. and Mrs. STEWART are well known bakers and will no doubt make good, while Mr. JOBE will make a good partner and with his ability for making a shop look nice, will be a big addition to the firm.

Underwent Operation
Miss Maud STICH went to Stillwater, Tuesday, and was operated on for appendicitis, from which she had been suffering for some time. She was accompanied by her mother and Dr. LEHEW. Reports from her say that she is getting along nicely,.

Purchased City Property
We understand that Dr. COLES has recently purchased the residence belong to Dr. PIERCE, and his wife has bought the residence belonging to Mr. CARROLL, east of the Baptist Church, better known as the Grandma WILLIAMS property.

Picnic At Belford Bridge
One night last week, a large number of Pawnee people went out to Belford bridge and took their suppers. They went bathing and had a splendid time, after which they made coffee and ate a splendid lunch, driving home in the cool of the evening. Those who went were: A.W. JOHNSON and wife, Miss Irma TANSEY, Dr. and Mrs. WAGGONER, Robt. BUZAN and wife, R.W. STRATTON and wife, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. GREEN, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur WALKER, Mr. and Mrs. P.A. FLETCHER, and her brother, who is here visiting.

Gathering Up Booze
Sheriff MCINTYRE was over in the east part of the county most of the fore part of the week and was successful in gathering in the "drunk stuff." The sheriff has a way of finding it all his own, and is keeping the supply down to the minimum.

Postmasters Named
Among the list of postmasters sent to the Senate for confirmation are the following: Albert E. HOWELL, Avant; William J. POINTER, Chelsea; Bernard H. BUCHANAN, Collinsville; Preston R. CALVERT, Pawnee; John W. MCCRACKEN, Nowata; Phillip H. DALBY, Ramona.

Local Items:

Mrs. Wm. MANN, of Jennings, was a Pawnee visitor Wednesday.

Miss Opal GARTON, of Jennings, spent the day in Pawnee yesterday.

L. COE, of Glencoe, was a business visitor in Pawnee today.

Mrs. Ira CUNNINGHAM visited friends at Delaware, Oklahoma, last week.

Mrs. B.L. GILLASPIE was in Pawnee, from Hallett, on business Saturday.

James MCGOODWIN, who has been overseas, returned home this week.

Wm. ARMSTRONG, of Valley, was a business visitor in this city Saturday.

Miss Sadie WALKER and two nieces were over from Skedee, Saturday, for the day.

Mrs. M.E. HARBISON, of Jennings, spent the day shopping in Pawnee, Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. John RAPPIEU moved last week from over near Skedee to north of Pawnee.

Mr. and Mr. Bert RAYMOND spent the week end with friends at Newkirk.

Mrs. U.B. ALLEN, of Valley, was having dental work done here the first of the week.

C.J. SHAPARD, of the First National Bank, is in New York City, on business and pleasure.

Miss Pearl WELCH went to Skedee and Yale to spend the week end with relatives and friends.

Misses Velma LANE and Florence LAW, of Morrison, were shopping in Pawnee, yesterday.

Mrs. Fred LEVICK and daughter, Marie, of Ralston, spent a few days this week with friends here.

Miss Anna CAMPBELL, of Morrison, who has been on the examining board at Perry, came in Pawnee yesterday and spent the night with friends.

Miss Josephine FUSS of Medford, Oklahoma was the guest of her cousin, Miss Addie FUSS, part of the week, returning home this morning.

J.F. FUSS, who purchased the C.I. PUMROY farm, is moving here from Medford this week, and taking possession of his new home.

Mr. and Mrs. Loy FURRY returned Sunday from a two week vacation trip which they spent at Stroud, Colony, and Oklahoma City.

Mr. and Mrs. Eli TATRO left Tuesday for Claremore, where they will spend some time taking the baths and recuperating.

Prof. ROBINSON and children came home from Oklahoma City the first of the week in a fine new Oakland car, having sold their Ford while there.

Mrs. M.E. ADCOCK of Aline, Oklahoma, spent one night last week with her nephew and niece, Mr. and Mrs. F.F. GREEN.

Mrs. E.M. LANE, of Tulsa, spent a few days the last of the week visiting her son. Mrs. Ann ROACH accompanied her home the last of the week.

E.R. MCNEILL and wife left the last of the week for Michigan, where she will visit her relatives. They will also visit other points along the way.

Mrs. James POLK and daughter, Mrs. Geo. BETHARDS of Glencoe, and a niece, Miss Thelma SQUIRE, of Covington, Oklahoma, were Pawnee visitors Tuesday.

Misses Margaret BRUINGTON and Mabel SWALLEY, who have been attending summer school at Edmond, returned home Friday evening, having finished the course.

Mr. MOBIEUS and son-in-law, who live near Quay, purchased the two new bungalows belonging to Mr. C.H. ASLING, in the southwest part of the city last week.

The property belonging to T.C. GOOF, in the southwest part of the city, which is occupied by Mrs. Edna RODGERS, was sold last week to Mr. HILL of the Indian Agency.

Emmett KIMZEY, who is an engineer in the Navy, and who has been engaged in taking the Ford Sea Eagles out to the Pacific, started to Russia some time ago with one, and when part of the way out something became wrong with the ship, they were returned to the U.S. and he was given a 30-day furlough, and arrived here the last of the week, surprising his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.N. KIMREY, who supposed he was on his way to Russia.

Miss Eva MORRISH came in from Enid, Saturday and stopped over here to visit Miss Esther PERRY for a few days. Miss MORRISH has been attending school at Enid, and has received her state certificate.

Mr. M.A. GRAY, who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs. M.R. GILL, left Saturday for her home at Cherokee, Oklahoma, accompanied by her daughter and little granddaughter, Miss Pauline, who will visit there for a short time.

Our china department is greatly enlarged by a shipment of English chinaware. Come in and see it. B.A. LEHEW.

Mrs. John DONAHY took her Sunday school class to Yost Lake Monday and they had a most delightful time.

Eugene PERRY has been quite sick, but is better at this time.

Announcement
We have purchased the SLOCUM Bakery, and are remodeling and installing new fixtures. We will be open for business Aughts 1st, with as good a bakery and confectionery stock as there is in the state. Your future patronage will be appreciated. Liberty Bakery - STEWART & JOBE, Proprietors.

Mrs. D.D. ROSICK and granddaughter, Ella RAMSEY, were in from Jennings shopping Saturday.

Mrs. CATLETT and Mrs. SOULSBY are entertaining their aunt from Chanute, Kansas this week.

F.C. SHOEMAKER came in from Fort Worth, Texas, the last of the week to look after some business here.

Miss Stella KYGER returned yesterday from an extended visit with relatives in Nebraska.

Miss May VENTERS came up from Cleveland, where she is working, and spent the week end with relatives.

Mrs. H.A. WALENCIAK and son and niece of Casey spent the day Sunday with her sister in Pawnee.

Mrs. Ada GREEN, of Oklahoma City, was the guest of her brother-in-law, F.F. GREEN, and wife, last week.

Mrs. J.E. MOUNTFORD and son, Wilkes, left Saturday for Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they will spend several weeks visiting relatives.

Miss Frances BADGER accompanied her aunt, Mrs. WITCRAFT to her home, at Fairfax, the last of the week and spent a few days visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. J.C. CHERRY and little daughter, Evelyn, left Saturday for Blackwell, where they will visit relatives for a few days.

Mrs. F.L. BONFY, of Skedee, and Mrs. R.N. CHATHAM, of Arkansas City, who is visiting her mother at Skedee, were in Pawnee, Friday, shopping.

Bill COPPEDGE of Grove, Oklahoma, and Frank MARTIN, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, students at A&M College, visited a few days this week with Fred STAFFORD.

Miss Ruby WHEELER has just returned from a ten day stay at Oklahoma City, where she was the guest of Miss Allene MOWREY.

Mrs. James SUNDERMEIER, of New Harmony, Indiana, who has been visiting her brother, Wm. ARMSTRONG, near Valley, for several weeks, left yesterday for home.

Mrs. Goldie MARTIN and son, of Covina, California, who have been visiting at Hallett, came in Tuesday to visit her uncle, J.S. ROGERS and family.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. LONG and daughters, Gladys and Iola, and Mrs. Grace CLARK and Mr. and Mrs. B.A. LEHEW spent the day in Yale, Sunday, the guests of Chas. PETER and family.

Mrs. Effie HUNTS and daughter, Mrs. Walter PRATHER, Jr. and little son, Oliver, came over from Morrison, Saturday, and spent the weekend with relatives and friends.

Misses Margie and Ruth SAYRE returned this morning from Hartner, Kansas, and Alva, Oklahoma, where they had been spending their vacation and visiting relatives.

Miss Lucile ROBINSON and brother, Glen, motored to Edmond, Friday, after their father, who has been teaching in the Normal this summer. They returned home by way of Oklahoma City.

Misses Beulah and Josie CUNNINGHAM, who have been attending school at Stillwater, returned to Pawnee, Friday afternoon, having concluded the summer course.

Mrs. Chas. HOOPER and daughter, May, of Mannford, were in Pawnee, Saturday, on their way home from Edmond, where Miss May had been in school the past ten weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. J.E. ARMSTEAD, of Sand Springs, have arrived in Pawnee, and Mr. ARMSTEAD will be in the studio with A.E. MERRYMAN. We are glad to welcome them to our city.

Prof. BELL came in from Edmond, Tuesday, to see about getting a house to live in this winter, as he will again be employed as manual training teacher in the Pawnee schools. We are glad to have Mr. and Mrs. BELL with us again.

B.L. PETER and family left this morning for Winfield and Wichita, to visit for a short time. They will also make arrangements for a place for Miss Helen to stay at Winfield, as she will be in college there this winter.

Victor NORTON was in Pawnee yesterday from Ponca City< where he has recently moved from Miami. His family is still at Miami, but expect to join him next week. Mr. NORTON is now in the oil business.

Lone Jack:

The S.S. CLUB met at Mrs. H.K. WILKERSON's Thursday evening.

Harrison BYERS returned Thursday from France.

James WILKERSON shipped another car load of cattle Saturday.

Oakley MEEKER has been working for James WILKERSON this week.

We are very sorry to hear that Grandma MEEKER is so poorly this week.

Mrs. E.R. LIZAR will return to Electra, Texas, next week.

Mrs. WRIGHT is sewing for Mrs. Andy GENTRY this week.

Arlely HAGA is helping Mr. BESHEARS this week with his threshing.

Myrl LIZAR is helping Nathan NELSON bale hay this week.

John BARROW's sister is visiting in the neighborhood this week.

Lester GENTRY is suffering with the mumps this week.

Mrs. Winnie ROGERS is suffering from a scorpion bite on her hand.

The HAGA's and ALLEN's are baling hay this week.

Coal Creek:

Corn is beginning to fire. If we do not get rain soon, it will be badly damaged.

Joe PENNY and family motored to his mother's, near Yale, and spent the day Saturday.

Mrs. John HARRIS and little son spent the weekend in Ralston visiting with friends.

Mrs. Walter BARNES' mother is here from Kansas on a visit.

Closing Out Sale:
We will sell for J.A. HENRY & Sons at their farm, 5 miles east and 1 mile south of Red Rock, 12 miles north and 12 miles east of Perry, commencing at 10 o'clock, on Wednesday, August 6th...

Notice
Notice is hereby given that on the 13th day of August, 1919, I as Guardian of Joseph PEERY, John PEERY and Lola PEERY will make application ... for an order authorizing the leasing for oil and gas...the same being the property of the said above named minors. Ollie PEERY, Guardian.


August 7, 1919

Gay Young Lothario Lands In County Jail
Charged with using the mails for immoral purposes, and as a result of an unsuccessful attempt to lure a young woman away from home, Frank BROWN, a widower living on a far near Maramec, is now under arrest and in the county jail, awaiting a hearing next week before Judge. Chas. VERNE.
Several days ago a certain young woman of Pawnee received a letter from a man whom she did not know, stating that the writer should like to acquaint himself with some young woman and that he would meet Miss Blank at a certain corner in this city at a given time Saturday. The letter also asked that she wear a red ribbon on her left wrist as identification.
Suspicious, the young lady turned the letter over to the authorities, who proceeded to dress a local young man in girl's clothes, applying great gobs of rouge and powder to the physiognomy, and with the stipulated red ribbon on the left wrist. In this garb, the local young man pranced daintily down to the trysting place.
True to his word, the stranger appeared Saturday, as per letter, and boldly walked into the trap so cleverly set for him. About this time the sheriff appeared on the scene and placed the "masher" under arrest, while 'sweet mamma' removed his false hair and accompanied the pair to the court house.

Officers Find Liquor
Deputy Sheriff Geo. LANNING and Sheriff MCINTYRE located forty-seven Blank at a certain corner in this city near Cleveland. Twenty pints were found in the woods about 200 yards north of the home of Howard DELLANO, on a school section. Twenty-three or four pints, two quarts and two half pints were found in a draw south of the home of Tom LEWIS. DELLANO and LEWIS were arrested and gave bond for their appearance in county court the 6th of August.
At the City Hall, a personal difficulty ensued between DELLANO and Deputy LANNING. It was said that DELLANO used some abusive language to the officer, which he resented. - Cleveland Leader

Hard Luck Tom
Again Tom LEWIS is in trouble. Just on his premises and contiguous thereto, in the City of Cleveland, the sheriff discovered 44 pint bottles of the juice that exhilarates. Whether this is a new field or just a supplemental development of an old one, we cannot say. To us, in this land of the parched tongue and dry bone, it looks like production. Just think of it, 44 pints and all for one man. No royalty, bonus or rental. And yet we have those in our midst who will contend that this is a nation of democracy where all men are created equal, being endowed with certain inalienable rights, etc., a la Jefferson. To such, let us say, pause and reflect. Tom could say, "Have one with me," but alas we can't. As far as possession of liquids is concerned, he has us backed off the walk and a considerable distance into the shrubbery. But after all, does it pay? Vast possessions bring great care. To Tom it has brought trouble. He is under bond. His booze is dispersed, scattered, evaporated, disappeared and gone hence into the hungry and vacuous maw of tough luck that has gobbled up many a possession.
Had Tom but listened to the great moral precepts laid down in this paper, he would perhaps have been happier. We have always preached the flowing bowl should be eschewed. And that when the red-eye standeth on its head in the jug and kicketh like a mule and scratcheth like a cat in the throat, it should not be gazed upon with covetousness. Once before have we said and now we will repeat, that if just common wine could cook the goose of old Noah and cause King David to cut undignified monkeyshines before certain ladies whose good opinion he valued, what in the name of common sense could you expect red-eye to do to a common citizen of Oklahoma, and how much more the reason we should quit messing with it. If those Biblical and bibulous old codgers could not get away with it, how can we poor worms of the dust hope to turn the trick; and the wine that got their Angora's is no more to be compared to the bug juice of the bootleggeries of this great state than a wart is to be compared to Mount Ossa. Poor Tom. He never had a chance. The odds were too great.

JONAS - FUSS
On last Sunday, August 3, 1919, at high noon, occurred the marriage of Miss Georgia Grace Brendle FUSS of this city and Mr. Clarence Buel JONAS of Bartlesville. The wedding took place at the bride's home, only the immediate relatives being present. After the marriage ceremony, which was performed by Rev. Jas. P. PEDEN, associational missionary of the Pawnee Baptist Association, a very sumptuous wedding dinner was partaken of by those present.
Miss FUSS is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. FUSS. She was a student of Pawnee High School and was loved by all her classmates and teachers. She always had a smile for everyone. She will be missed much in the Baptist Church of which she is a member, and was a faithful worker among the young people of that church.
Mr. JONAS is the youngest son of Mrs. A.A. JONAS of this city. He is noted for strong Christian character and friendly disposition. He was a soldier in the late war and since his discharged from the army, has had a position with an oil company at Bartlesville.
They left Monday morning for Bartlesville, where he has a home prepared for his bride. These young people will be missed in Pawnee, but we wish them success and happiness in their married life.

LUELLAN - HOSKINS
Mr. Walter LUELLAN and Miss Margie May HOSKINS were united in marriage Saturday, August 2, 1919, County Judge VERNE officiating. Both of these young people are residents of Pawnee, the children of highly respected parents. Both attended Pawnee schools, and Walter was one of Uncle Sam's soldiers who was wounded in service in France. They will make their home at Pawnee, where their many friends wish them much happiness.

County Court Cases
The State vs. H. LEE for August 4th. Defendant waived preliminary hearing and was bound over to district court under bond of $500 for selling mortgaged property.

State vs. Roy CLARK, charged with assault on George FORGUE. Entered his pleas of guilt and was assessed a fine and costs of $35.

State vs. George FORGUE, charged with disturbing the peace. Defendant entered plea of guilty and was assessed a fine and costs of $30.

State vs. A.F. MOWRY, charged with forgery in Hallet bank case, waived preliminary hearing and gave bond to appear in district court.

State vs. Fred CLARK - Charged with carrying a gun unlawfully by the sheriff, entered his plea of not guilty and demanded trial by jury. Jury drawn for Wednesday and several spectacular witnesses examined and the jury brought in a verdict of not guilty. It was held by the judge that none but an officer is allowed to carry concealed weapons, but a party has a right to carry a gun in certain cases to protect his person or property, but the gun cannot be carried on his person.

Shower
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. BROWN entertained Rev. and Mrs. J.W. TURNER at dinner Tuesday, and in the afternoon the ladies of the Christian Church met at Mrs. BROWN's and gave Mrs. TURNER a farewell reception, as she is leaving with her husband next Monday for Tonkawa, where he will have the chair of history in the state school at that place. Each lady presented her with a dainty gift as a token of their regard for her. The afternoon was very pleasantly spent except for the regrets at the prospect of losing Rev. and Mrs. TURNER.

Entertained Class
Mrs. GASSERT's Sunday school class of the Presbyterian church was entertained Tuesday afternoon from 2 till 5 at the home of Glen SMITH, one of the members. The afternoon was spent playing all kinds of interesting games. When they were tired, Mrs. SMITH served splendid home made ice cream and cookies, which they enjoyed most of all. After a vote to meet with Glen SMITH every time, as the ice cream was so good, they all went home, glad they belonged to Mrs. GASSERT's class.

Indians Hold Dance And Celebration
The Pawnee Indians, in commemoration of the service their young men performed in the recent war, held a picnic and dance on the Spotted Horse Chief place, south of town, last Thursday. Walter NORMAN, a returned warrior, was the guest of honor, but the affair was for all returned warriors.
Old tribal ceremonies were features, and to those who understood the meanings, were of deep significance. The I-Rus-ka or war dance was given, in which the old traditions were symbolized and the victory dance, in which the women participated. In this dance, it is an old custom for the women to dress in men's clothing and celebrate with them in the dance of victory. The day was a round of pleasure and not until late in the evening did the ceremonies close. The young warriors presented a fine appearance, dressed in true Indian style, and the men of the tribe were also dressed in their ceremonial costumes.

Teachers' Examination
The following are the names of those who are taking the teachers' examinations this week at the high school building:
Nora BRENSING, Skedee
Florence BEVINS, Blackburn
Josie CUNNINGHAM, Pawnee
Gladys CLARK, Pawnee
Oakley COCHRAN, Ralston
Viola DIEHNEL, Valley
Drudie DAVIES, Skedee
Agnes FILES, Ralston
Myrtle GILLETTE, Skedee
Emma HARRIS, Ralston
Lulu HOOVER, Hallett
Flora HADDOCK, Pawnee
Anne MOORE, Pawnee
Nelie MORPHIS, Blackburn
Clara O'KELLEY, Pawnee
Edna RYAN, Glencoe
Lyle RIVES, Terlton
Gladys RAINEY, Ralston
Helen STERLING, Pawnee
Maude STANFILL, Jennings
Myrtle VAUGHN, Pawnee
Goldie WALLS, Skedee
Nora CONLEY, Maramec
Lewis RABA, Maramec

May Have Fortune in Car Truck Patent
Mr. F.S. PORTER of Pawnee, who is the patentee of a box car truck, has great possibilities ahead in the placing of his truck in general use by the railroads of the country. The feature of the truck is its simplicity and accessibility of repair and change. The model has been perfected for some time, and the matter of general use has now been taken up with manufacturers.
The Pullman Company writes Mr. PORTER as follows, in regard to the truck:
Chicago, August 4
I have your letter of the 30th ultimo with regard to your box car truck.
If you will send me a copy of your patent papers, or any prints or descriptive matter you may have on the subject, I will look the device over and submit it to our officials for action.
I want to assure you that no use will be made of your device until your permission is obtained.
Yours very truly, Wm. MCLAREN, Supt.

Local News:

Mrs. Arthur PETER and mother, Mrs. M.J. COLDREN, left the last of the week for New York, their old home. They will spend some time there. Little Miss Margery is spending the time that her mother is away visiting relatives in Perry, and Dallas is visiting at Wichita.

Miss Mildred WITCRAFT was in Pawnee, Tuesday, between trains and visited relatives on her way to Tulsa.

Miss Frances BADGER is in Enid this week, the guest of Miss Della BASS.

Mrs. F.A. ROBERTSON and daughter, Ione, who have been visiting her sister, Mrs. Kate TOMPKINS, for some time, left Tuesday for their home in Republic, Missouri.

The Art Circle met this week with Mrs. J.B. DAVIS.

Bridge meets next Thursday with Mrs. P.C. JAY.

The Delphian Chapter meets with Mrs. Palmer JAY today.

Mrs. Eugene SHARP, of Casey, was shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Prof. Ollie KEETON was over from Blackburn on business Saturday.

Mrs. Percy LANCASTER was over from Skedee, Saturday, to spend the day.

N.L. BENSON, of Valley, was a business visitor in Pawnee Saturday.

Mrs. Thomas HURST and children were visiting in Yale the last of the week.

For all kinds of scalp treatment and shampooing, call Mrs. WELLER, phone 67.

Ben GIBSON and wife, of Cleveland, spent a few days in Pawnee visiting this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene SCHORNICK, of near Ralston, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bert SMITH.

Mrs. Robert BUZAN has gone to Enid for a two week visit with her mother, Mrs. SHIPMAN.

Mrs. Dave ALLEMAN came in from Jennings, Sunday, to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. ROGERS.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur MARTIN and children, of Skedee, drove over to Pawnee, Saturday to do some shopping.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. BRUINGTON went to Tulsa the last of the week and brought a little niece home with them for a visit.

Mrs. W.B. BELL, of Terlton, who has been visiting her mother, Mrs. WHEATLEY, at Ralston, returned home Tuesday.

Chester GOULD went to Stillwater yesterday to lay a gold leaf sign for one of the progressive merchants of that town.

Mr. and Mrs. John GUINN drove over from Quay, Tuesday evening, to visit their daughter, Mrs. Stanley SMITH, and other relatives and friends.

Joseph BARBER of Avant, Oklahoma, with his wife and daughter, Caroline, were visiting his father, G.G. BARBER, Saturday and Sunday.

Mrs. J.W. STARMER and children left Tuesday for their home at Wynona, after a short visit here with Mrs. F.C. STARMER and family.

Ralph HAVLIN and wife of Oklahoma City are now in Pawnee, and expect to make this their home. Ralph will farm the coming year.

Mrs. J.E. CORYELL and children, of Kiowa, Oklahoma; Mrs. Lester WATTS and children, of Muskogee, were guests of their sister, Mrs. A.M. STONEBURNER, last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph JOHNSON left Saturday morning for a visit at their old home in Missouri, and from there they will go to the Great Lakes for a few weeks.

Eldon SEWALL who is in the Indian Service in New Mexico, and his son, Roy, who has just returned from overseas, are expected in Pawnee this week to visit relatives and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul L. MEADERS, of Pawhuska, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.I. PUMROY. Mrs. MEADERS left the first of the week for a visit in Kansas City.

J.S. RICE of Bartlesville, M.S. for the Singer Sewing Machine Co., stopped off between trains Tuesday evening, visiting with the local agent at this place.

Miss Sadie MANNHEIMER, who has been in New York, Chicago and other eastern points, as well as Arkansas, during her vacation, returned home the last of the week.

Fred SHAW was in Pawnee, Tuesday, having sale bills printed. He is tired of Oklahoma and will try California, leaving about the 20th.

Mrs. A. KRAUSS and daughters, Erma and Norma, and son, Sol, leave tomorrow for Colorado Springs to spend the rest of the hot weather.

Mrs. C.D. WEBBER and two nieces went to Yale, Wednesday evening to visit her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Russell HAWS.

George PEARSON and family just returned from a thirty day vacation trip, which they spent in Colorado.

Mrs. Al LILLIE and daughter, Mrs. Clayton WILKERSON, and her two children, spent a few days last week with Mr. LILLIE in Yale.

Mrs. Robert TURNER and Misses Beulah JENNINGS and Adda VANCE came over from Skedee, Saturday, and spent the day shopping.

Mrs. Chas. ROBINSON and daughter, Ruth, of Weleetka, Oklahoma, are visiting Mrs. ROBINSON's mother and sister here this week.

Miss Gertrude FUSS came in from Oklahoma City the last of the week to visit for a few days with her parents and sisters.

Mrs. L.V. LUND and little son of Eastland, Texas, are spending the hot weather with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. BESHEARS.

G.G. BARBER made a visit to friends in several Kansas towns the past week. He reports hot, dry weather in all the country he visited.

L.F. LEFORCE, of Garber, Oklahoma, is making a visit to Pawnee County to advertise his fine Shorthorn cattle, and to make sale of the same.

Rev. STEVICK and wife returned from Neosho, Missouri, Tuesday after a much need vacation and rest. Rev. STEVICK was quite ill while away, but we are glad to know that he is much better now.

Mrs. Cute HESSLER and children came in from Montana the last of the week and surprised her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dave HICKS, when they came to town Saturday. She and the children stopped at her sister's, Mrs. Wid MILLER, and her parents did not know her. They have been in Montana for several years, and this is her first time home.

Loyd MARX purchased the property on the corner of Fourth and Cleveland Streets, belong to John STROSNIDER, and is preparing to occupy the same. Mr. STROSNIDER purchased the five-acre farm north of Pawnee, from J.S. ROGERS and has moved there, while Mr. ROGERS has moved over to town and he and his wife will travel a while for their health, after which he will invest in a larger farm.

Mr. and Mrs. J.N. GOFF moved to their new home in Stillwater, Wednesday, and F.H. HRABE will occupy the property which they vacated.

News From Over Pawnee County

Sagerville:

Mr. and Mrs. B.L. WITTICH, Henry and Raymond; Mrs. Ruth COLVIN and daughter, Barbara Elizabeth, motored to Arkansas City last Wednesday to spend a day with Mr. C.R. KERR, returning Friday evening.

Word has been received here that Dell COLVIN landed in New York on June 30 and would soon be discharged.

Bert JONES left for Blanchard last Sunday.

Henry WITTICH left Sunday for Quay, where he will work for an oil company.

Bill CULVER was greatly surprised Monday night when he was busy separating the milk from the 21 cows they had milked. He wondered why he did not get as much cream as usual, not knowing that his wife had hid away 15 quarts of the milk, preparatory to making ice cream. Sixty of his neighbors drove up before he was through, bringing freezers and plenty of cake. The ice cream was made and everyone enjoyed it and went home, wishing that he would have a birthday oftener than once a year.

Miss Alpha WITTICH returned home last Friday after a three week stay with her sister, Mrs. C.R. KERR.

Mrs. D.W. JONES was on the sick list last week.

Clarence ROBINSON was here from Pershing, for the Yale picnic. He visited at the SAPP home Saturday evening.

Jennings:

Local Deputy D.L. ALLEMAN took in a class of eight to the M.W.A. Lodge 7733, of Jennings, Wednesday evening. District Deputy M.A. COBB was present. Refreshments were served and all reported a good time.

Jesse LOPER, of Cleveland, was a visitor in Jennings Thursday evening.

Mrs. A.B. NYE went to Yale, Saturday, to attend the picnic.

D.L. ALLEMAN and family visited in Pawnee, Saturday and Sunday.

Join the M.W.A., best insurance in the world - D.L. ALLEMAN, local deputy, Jennings, Oklahoma.

O.B. KIZER met with an automobile accident Sunday evening when he was coming from Oilton. He received a broken limb and a fractured rib.

Mr. and Mrs. E.T. RAMEY and daughter, Mrs. Charlie HAM, left for Colorado, Monday morning.

Lone Elm:

Mr. and Mrs. L.V. LAWSON visited from Wednesday until Saturday with relatives near Ingalls.

Mr. and Mrs. HIGGINS and family and Mrs. HART and children, all of Quay, called at the Alvis HETTENBACH home Sunday afternoon.

John HETTENBACH went to Cushing, Sunday, and while there purchased a Ford car.

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde TOMBERLIN visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. CRAFT.

Mr. and Mrs. L.E. LAWSON and family, of near Ingalls, visited Tuesday with his brother, L.V. LAWSON and family.

Mrs. Mary FAGELY, of Quay, visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. SNEED.

Little Iva DILLON visited from Saturday until Monday with her grandma, Mrs. Nancy DILLON, of Quay.

Mr. and Mrs. Abner CANTRELL and family returned to their home in Missouri, Saturday, after being called here by the death of her sister, Mrs. Vila HORN.

Rev. HUFFMAN will preach at Mount Pleasant, Sunday, August 10.

Mr. and Mrs. John HETTENBACH and family visited from Tuesday until Wednesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.S. HANGER and family, north of Pawnee.

Mrs. Fleeta LAWSON and daughter, Lucille, visited Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.H. TOMBERLIN and family.

Mr. and Mrs. S.N. DILLON and family visited Saturday with his mother, Mrs. Nancy DILLON of Quay.

Mr. and Mrs. Jonas SNEED and family called on his brother, Russell SNEED and family, Tuesday.

Clyde TOMERLIN and Joe CRAFT assisted Mr. TOMBERLIN in the hay this week.

Mr. and Mrs. W.A. CRAFT were to leave yesterday for the southeastern part of the state to look for a farm.

Miss Genevieve HIGGINS visited Sunday and Sunday night with Bertha and Louise HETTENBACH.

Ralston:

Mrs. Mary WELCH is visiting friends at Skedee.

Mrs. Anna TEICHMER has returned from western Kansas, where she has been for several months. Mr. TEICHMER will be here before long.

Mr. SELBY and family will leave for a motor trip through the Western states one day this week.

Rev. GALYON was home between trains Saturday, reporting a good rain at Newkirk, Friday.

Rev. CALHOON, of the Baptist Church of Pawnee, preached to a large and appreciative audience at the Baptist Church here Sunday.

Dr. BARBER and family, Guy MARSHALL and family, and some friends spent Sunday picnicking.

Charlie TEETERS motored to Pond Creek and returned home Saturday, bring his son home with him.

Richard MCNEAL and wife were in Fairfax, Saturday, advertising their peach crop.

R.B. TEICHMER and sons have their new home completed. They will move in this week.

Rev. Roy THARPS has gone back to Virginia to get married.

Banner Items:

Mrs. John MARTIN and daughter, Sedella, were on the sick list last week.

H.T. DILLEY was a Pawnee visitor last Saturday.

George MECHLER is baling hay for Russell SNEED.

G.B. FUSS and family and J.E. FUSS and family visited relatives in Pawnee Sunday.

E.C. PICKETT was a Quay visitor on Monday of this week.

John and Levi MOORE spent Sunday with their brother, George and family.

Quay Items:

Miss Betty FOSTER, of Lela, is visiting with her friend, Eunice CRAIG.

Miss Florence MURRAY, of Tulsa, visited Sunday with her parents.

Mrs. J.T. CRAIG and two children, of Pawnee, spent Friday and Saturday with her father, H.E. ROOT.

Wesley MCKAUGHAN, who has been away for the past two weeks, returned Saturday.

The death of Mrs. V.L. HORN came as quite a shock to the people of this city, as it was not generally known that she was ill. She was ill only a few days. She was taken to the hospital Tuesday, and passed away Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock. The deceased was only 18 years of age. She leaves a husband, a little son, mother, father, three sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss. Funeral services were conducted at the M.E. Church by Rev. HUFFAN. The remains were interred in Quay Cemetery.

Mrs. H.E. ROOT and sister, from Oregon, are visiting with relatives at Muskogee.

Mrs. Ethel SENFT, assistant postmistress, is quite ill with pneumonia.

Prosperity:

Mrs. Harry COLVER, who has been here several weeks taking care of her mother, Mrs. STRADER, left for her home in Chickasha last Wednesday. Mrs. STRADER is somewhat improved, but still quite poorly.

Mrs. Virginia WILKERSON is visiting at the home of her uncle, G.N. JEFFRIES this week.

Surprises are the order of the day in this county, but Mrs. Wm. GRIESEL had a very pleasant surprise last Wednesday, as she and her daughter, Ethel, were preparing a surprise for Ethel MCPHERSON. Mrs. GRIESEL went to Pawnee and was very agreeably surprised when the train came in to see her brother, Wm. COX, who had just returned from overseas, after several months in France.

Gus MORRIS and family visited Mr. JEFFRIES, Friday night on their way to Kansas, to visit his father.

Mrs. Oakly MEEKER and children are visiting her father-in-law, Charles MEEKER, and family this week.

Mrs. LIVERGOOD and family were Pawnee visitors Saturday.

Lone Jack:

The Sunshine Club met with Mrs. O.E. REINECKE Thursday evening. Everybody reported a fine time.

Mrs. GENTRY and Mrs. FORBIS were shopping in Pawnee Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. SHONE and son, Will, and Miss Fern LOCKWOOD motored to Morrison Sunday.

Irene REESE, of Pawnee, is visiting Gertrude MYERS this week.

Mr. W.R. LIZAR and daughter, Ruth, and Nina LIZAR visited Mr. LIZAR's brother, J.N. LIZAR.

Walter HORTON and Lewis BUTTS have just returned from overseas. We are glad to have them back again.

Mrs. BRUNER of Sedan, Kansas, who has been visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. KIMZIE, returned home last THURSDAY.

Elizabeth and Lewis BUTTS called on Irma GENTRY last Wednesday.

Anis ALLEN and Ethel NELSON, of Yale, visited over Sunday with home folks.

We are glad to state that Grandma MARTIN is better at this writing.

L.R. GALBREATH of Vernon, Texas, was visiting in this vicinity last week.

Mr. and Mrs. LIZAR and family and Van and George MALTSBERGER called at the DRAKE home Sunday evening.

Charlotte and Leota RANDOLPH stayed all night Saturday night with Elsie and Alma MARTIN.

Floyd COCKRELL called on Laura DRAKE one evening last week.

Lewis BUTTS called on Irma GENTRY Sunday evening.

Blackburn:

Miss Allie GOFF assisted in the MARLOW store last week.

James BELL went to Cleveland, Tuesday, on business.

John BROWN, Jr., returned from overseas Wednesday.

John SMITH, of Hominy, is here visiting old friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred VANCE stopped to spent a few days with relatives here last week. They had been visiting friends in Kansas, and were on their way to their home in Cleveland.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude MOSIER and Mr. and Mrs. Leo PENN came in from Long Beach, California, Wednesday, where they have been visiting relatives.

Mrs. WECKWORTH of Willow City, North Dakota, is her visiting her sister.

Mrs. Milas FULLER was called to Newkirk, Oklahoma last week on account of the serious illness of her mother. She was accompanied by her husband.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WILSON purchased a Dodge car last week.

Mrs. Sudie BROWN of Bristow, Oklahoma, visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. GREEN, last week.

Arthur O'KIEF had the misfortune to have his arm broken last week while cranking a car.

S.B. HUCKSTEP returned to Stillwater Saturday.

Alice GILLILAND, of Hominy, was in town Tuesday on business.

Mrs. John CARTER and children returned home Sunday after an extended visit with her mother in Chicago.

W.T. BEVINS and family and Miss Nellie MORPHIS were shopping in Pawnee, Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas WILSON, Jake and Claude MOSIER were Pawhuska visitors Friday.

E.C. SMITH and Mrs. Alta MAHAN were united in marriage Thursday, July 31st.

Mrs. Mercer HIGGINS and Mrs. T.A. DAVIS went to Heber Springs, Arkansas, last week to visit relatives.

Lela Lines:

Della TANNER returned to her home in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, after a two month visit with her grandparents.

Grandma FAIRCHILDS left Saturday for Edna, Kansas, for an extended visit with relatives.

John HUTCHINSON returned home Saturday, after two years' service overseas. This makes about all of the boys that went from here.

Mr. and Mrs. R.L. BROWNING spent Saturday night with Mr. and Mrs. D.B. BROWNING.

Gladys GREENLEAF visited Sunday afternoon with Agnes BAGGETT.

Elsa BAGGETT visited at the FARGUSON home Sunday evening.

Mrs. COLEMAN and son, Ernest, left Sunday for Illinois, to make their future home.

Clarence ERVIN has accepted a position as section foreman at Lucene.

Mrs. J.L. UNDERWOOD has just purchased her a piano. It was delivered from Stillwater by Harry BARNES.

Misses Mabel and Ruth RINGLER are the guests of Misses Delice and Alma HALL.

Marriage Licenses:
Edward C. SMITH of Blackburn, to Alta MAHAN of Blackburn.
Nathan SINCLAIR to Florene M. WISECUP, both of Quay.
Walter LUELLAN to Margie May HOSKINS, both of Pawnee.
Clarence Buel JONAS to Grace B. FUSS, both of Pawnee.
Ysidro AVILA to Gillerama RODRIGUEZ, both of Pawnee.
Charles Thomas HIBBETTS of Morrison, to Notie V. YOUNG of Beaver.
William RIDINGIN, Pawnee to Mrs. Nannie FOX, Pawnee.

Public Sale:
As I have decided to close out and go to California, I will sell at my place on the ENGLESBY farm, 3 miles west and 1 1/2 north of Pawnee, 2 miles eat and 3 north of Lela, 9 miles north and 2 east of Glencoe, 2 miles west and 1 south of Lone Jack school, on Tuesday, August 19, 1919....Fred and Mary E. SHAW, Owners - N.H. SWALLEY, Auctioneer.

Notice of Demand for Tax Deed
To the unknown heirs of I.W. BERTHOLF, deceased, and the unknown heirs of W.H. BERTHOLF, deceased, and Amanda J. BERTHOLF, owners of Lot 12, in block 4 Original Town of Cleveland....Holder of Certificate, W.H. BOLES.

Dress Making, Ladie's Hair Shampooed - Mrs. D.M. BEACHAMP, Proprietor - Phone 34 - Jennings, OK.

See G.R. BERRY for life insurance.

For Sale: 1 Majestic Range good as new, for about half the price of a new one. - Mrs. T.R. NEWBY

If you want a nice home in Pawnee, I will sell you a new bungalow for what it would cost to build it and give you 5 acres of land. this is a bargain and must sell. See N.H. SWALLEY.

Office Safe for sale - See it at Dr. HOPE's office - Dr. WELLER.

For Sale or Trade: Buick Six and Ford Roadster, both in good condition. Will trade for horses or cattle. J.H. MILAM, Blackburn, Oklahoma.

Wanted: Masons to contract to build stone school house, work to stand inspection. Work to start soon. Address J.E. MCDOWELL or L.Z. FLORER, Terlton, Oklahoma.

Farm Loans and Insurance - Geo. W. REID

Hair Dresser - Coronet braids and puffs, switches made from combings, - Mrs. A. WILKINSON, Jennings, Oklahoma, Box 132.

New Bungalow for sale - See Geo. SOULSBY, phone 209.

Lost: Small black screw tail bull pup, with white spots. Has collar on with dog license No. 30. Liberal reward for return to C.B. SHAPARD, First National Bank.

Lost or Strayed - One wolf hound, large in size, white with black and tan spots. When he left had on collar with my name and post office address; also has tip of his tail cut - $5.00 reward - Eugene SHARP - Valley, Oklahoma.

Wanted: 10 to 15 head of cattle or horses to pasture; lots of grass and water. J.C. LAWSON

Farm Loans - W.S. TUCKER


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