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The Anadarko Record
John R. Lane, Editor
C.O. Robertson, Manager
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The Anadarko Record
Friday, Nov. 1, 1901
Vol. 1 No. 12
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THE CITY COUNCIL

Initial Steps Taken Towards Making Anadarko a Model Town

The city council met three evenings during the past week.

At the first evening, Monday evening, DEPUTY CLERK J.C. HENDRYX administered the oath of office to W.H. DIVERS, mayor-elect, and he in turn swore in the councilmen for the respective wards and VERDE V. HARDCASTLE, city attorney-elect. The remainder of the session was spent in outlining the policy which Mayor Divers has always upheld he would carry out upon his election as the head of our city government.

Tuesday night's session met with all the qualified councilmen, of whom there are seven, present at roll call. The resignation of W.H. PIERCE, who was elected city clerk, was read and accepted, after which upon declaration of the office to be vacant Mayor Divers called for nominations to fill the vacancy which resulted in the nomination and election of W.W. PRICE as the new city clerk. After being sworn in by Mayor Divers the council immediately proceeded with their evening's business.

Ordinance number one was presented by ALDERMAN S.A. ROBINSON of the second ward. The text of this ordinance reads "rules for the government of Anadarko." Ordinance number two was presented by ALDERMAN BEN LEIBENHEIM of the third ward. This is an ordinance empowering the mayor to appoint certain officers. Ordinance number three was presented by ALDERMAN GALLAGER, it establishes the city limits. Ordinance number four, presented by T.J. CALLAHAN from the third ward provides the city with wards.

M.E. MONSELL, councilman from the fourth ward had the honor of presenting ordinance number five which fixes bonds of certain city officers. After discussing and passing favorably upon the above ordinance Mayor Divers, with the approval of the council, appointed FRANK HEFFLEY assistant city marshal.

At the Wednesday evening session the mayor made the following appointments as council committeemen:

Ordinance--MONSELL, CALLAHAN, GALLAGER; Purchasing Supplies--ROBINSON, CALLAHAN; Printing--MANNING, ROBINSON, GALLAGER; Streets and Alleys--LEIBENHEIM, ELSTON; Ways and Means--ROBINSON, MONSELL, MANNING; Fire and Water--CALLAHAN, LEIBENHEIM; Sanitary--MONSELL, ELSTON, GALLAGER; Public Property --ELSTON, CALLAHAN; Sidewalks--LEIBENHEIM, MANNING, GALLAGER; Claims--GALLAGER, MONSELL.

Before passing ordinance number five the mayor and council decided upon the following bonds: City treasurer, $5,000; city marshal $1,000; police judge $1,000; city clerk $1,000.

The latter half of Wednesday's meeting was held in executive session and the immediate needs of the city were thoroughly discussed, such as sanitation, protective ordinances, public improvement, etc.

The council seem to have the welfare of our new little town thoroughly in mind, and being what the RECORD has most heartily endorsed throughout the campaign a body of property owning, tax paying men, we are confident that they will display no little common sense in the handling of the citys' affairs.
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ENDORSED BY THE EPWORTH LEAGUE

The Epworth League of the Methodist Episcopal Church South at their regular meeting Wednesday night passed the following resolutions by a unanimous vote:

Owing to the fact that the Anadarko Daily Democrat and The Anadarko Record have taken such a noble stand to rid the city of the vile and debasing places of iniquitous resorts,

Therefore be it resolved that we as followers of Christ and members of the Epworth League of the M.E. Church South do heartily endorse the actions of the Democrat and The Record and that we as a League and we as individuals will give every possible aid and help in the fight begun, until all these places of infamy are banished from our fair city and we would urge the city officials, and all lovers of pure government to fully co-operate with the papers in their laudable efforts to rid our city of these evils.

The Epworth League M.E. Church South.
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CORRESPONDENTS WANTED

The Record wants a good correspondent at every post office in Caddo county who will send it all the news of the neighborhood each week. For further particulars call or write.
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ROOM WANTED

A gentleman who has his own furniture would like to rent a comfortable room in the residence part of the city. Inquire at this office.
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MR. BENNETT, senior member of the wholesale and retail grocery firm of Bennett & Batry has gone to Mountain View this week in company with MRS. BENNETT to regain his health. Their business has grown to such a large extent that they have been compelled to increase their force by employing three extra clerks.
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NOTICE

When in need of footwear one should go to a practical shoe man and fitter as well as going to the best physician when sick. My experience is of twenty years standing, my stock is second to none in the west, containing the latest guaranteed, made to order Men's, Boys,' Ladies', Misses' and Children's shoes. I am adding a repair department where all guaranteed goods will be sewed free of charge. I am Anadarko's exclusive shoe dealer, I devote my entire time to this one line, owning and operating two stores, one in Horton, Kansas and one in the M.M. Smith clothing store on B street, which enables one to purchase goods in large quantities at low rates and selling them at live and let live prices. KRONING, the shoe man, located in the M.M. Smith Clothing store on B street.
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TOO MANY LAND OFFICES

The Secretary of the Interior May Thin Them Out.

Guthrie, O.T., Oct. 19--The Capital has a dispatch from Washington which says: The suggestion recently made for the consolidation of the Guthrie and Oklahoma City land offices has attracted the attention of Secretary Hitchcock to the general condition of affairs existing in Oklahoma and it is probable that a comprehensive plan will be arranged which will admit of the abolishment of at least three of the ten land offices now in existence. An examination of the reports of the registers and receivers of the eight land offices which were in existence prior to the creation of the offices at El Reno and Lawton, in the Kiowa, Comanche and Wichita countries, indicates that the necessity for the continuation of all of the offices has practically passed, and that in the future the receipts of a majority of the offices will not be sufficient to afford a bare living to the registers and receivers. The work of proving up titles to homesteads in the territory, since the enactment of the free homestead law in 1890 has been rapid. During the past two years all of the land offices have paid maximum salaries to the registers and receivers. So expeditiously has the work progressed that the main business now before the local officers is the consideration and disposition of contested cases. Even the bulk of this work has already been disposed of by the local officers, as the only cases now pending before the registers and receivers arise from cases which have been remanded back from the department for a re-hearing.

While Secretary Hitchcock has reached no definite decision, it is probable that the first office abolished will be the one at Oklahoma City. The main bulk of the land office work in Cleveland, Pottawatome, Oklahoma and the southern portion of Lincoln counties, included in the Oklahoma City district has been finished. The principal business coming to this office comes from the Kickapoo country. As the work at the Guthrie office has been about finished and as the register and receiver there have demonstrated their capacity to transact business with dispatch it is the intention of the department to continue that office. In the Guthrie land district, which includes Logan, Payne, Lincoln and a portion of Oklahoma counties, there are less than one thousand claims not yet disposed of. The receipts from these cases, which will probably not be all settled for the next five years, is not sufficient to pay the salary of the register and receiver for the next twelve months. As the Guthrie office is as near to the Kickapoo country as is the Oklahoma City office, it would not be inconvenient to the homesteaders on the Kickapoo reservation to go to Guthrie.

It is probable that the Alva office will probably be discontinued as the one at Kingfisher, which is within thirty miles of Guthrie and the territory divided between Guthrie and El Reno.

The acts of congress providing for the creation of districts in the territory conferred authority upon the secretary of the interior and the president to locate all land offices. Under the act of March 3, 1880, President Harrison established the Kingfisher and Guthrie offices. Later on subsequent acts were passed providing for additional land offices, under which six land offices were established. The president, therefore, has authority to discontinue any of the offices he may deem proper for the public good; to abolish and to add to the territory of the office thus abolished to any of the other districts without congressional legislation.
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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
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INDIAN AGENT RANDLETT has issued a call for informal proposals to be received on or before November 8th, to take down and roll up the barbed wire around all the old pastures on the Wichita reservation. It is estimated that there is about 250 miles of this fence, three wires high and weighing a pound to the rod. The requirements are that the contractor deliver the wire in coils of one hundred pounds each at the agency.
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The Rock Island special which passed through here last Wednesday hauled H.A. PARKER, president of the road, S.B. HOVEY, vice president and general superintendent. These gentlemen in company with several new directors and their force of clerks were on an official inspection tour of the Rock Island system.
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Just received a full line of staple prints and notions. I recognize the fact that in order to sell goods in Anadarko the price must first be right, the rest is easy. Hugh Graham, Corner C and 6th streets.
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The Baptist Church was dedicated Sunday with appropriate services. This was the first church completed in Anadarko and the first Baptist church completed in the new country.
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W.R. RUSSELL, the popular liveryman of the firm of Russell & Hollinshead, returned Wednesday from El Reno where he went to file on a claim south of Anadarko.
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MRS. C.W. TURNER and daughter Ethel arrived Tuesday from Clinton, Mo. Prof. and Mrs. Turner will commence housekeeping in the Wilson house in block 58.
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TRAIN MASTER COLLINS, whose headquarters are in Chickasha, spent Wednesday in Anadarko, going from here to Lawton.
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Fresh fruit, vegetables, butter and eggs always on hand at lowest market price. Hugh Graham, Corner C and 6th streets. WILLIAM and JOSEPH BANDY of Mound City, Mo., are in town this week looking for a business location.
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J.F. BROWN of the Missouri Lumber Company left for Clinton, Mo. Friday to see that boy again.
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Perry & Farmer south side A near 5th have lands for sale on relinquishments.
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J.N. SCHOENHEIT will spend the latter part of this week in Kansas City.
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See Perry & Farmer for good tracts to be had on relinquishments.
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It pays to trade with Graham. Corner C and 6th streets.
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THE LODGES

M.W.A. Meets in hall upstairs corner 7th and B St. every Tuesday evening. V.C.--L.E. McKNIGHT; Clerk--JOHN F. VAUGHAN
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A.F. & A.M. W.M.--FRANK FARWELL G.A.R. Com.--JACOB A. BECKER, Post Adit.--HENRY GLITCH
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METHODIST CONFERENCE NEWS

List of Appointments for Southwest Oklahoma

Shawnee, O.T., Oct. 28--The conference of the Methodist Episcopal church which has been in session here for the past several days adjourned today after announcing the appointments for the different points.

The presiding elders were chosen as follows: REV. J.T. RILEY, formerly of the Eastern division has been moved to the Central division with headquarters at Oklahoma City; REV. J.F. PALMER, formerly located at Guthrie and presiding over the Central district, has been transferred to the Southeastern district with headquarters at El Reno; REV. J.M. LAIRD of Alva has been made presiding elder of the Eastern district with headquarters at South McAlester. El Reno--J.F. PALMER, presiding elder, Anadarko, D.W. KELLER; Apache, H.G. BECK; Arapaho, J. PINE; Caddo and Bridgeport, to be supplied; Calumet, C.H. CHADES; Cooperton, W.T. PARK; Cordell, J.E. KELLER; Elk City, to be supplied; El Reno, L.S. ROSS; Granite, E.H. REYNOLDS; Hobart, L.H. LILLIE; Independence, W.S. VANDERVORT; Lawton J.F. HEDGE; Marioe Circuit, G.S. BRITTON; Union City, J.H. CLARK; Weatherford, N.E. DUHL.
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CONDITIONS ARE AWFUL

An Employee of the Oklahoma Sanitarium Makes Sensational Charges

Guthrie, Ok., Oct. 28--ARTHUR KEITH keeper of ward four at the Oklahoma sanitarium was in the city tonight from Norman with a discharged patient, FRANK PRESTON. Keith made sensational charges, unsolicited, against the management of the asylum. In speaking of conditions he said:

"Things ae simply awful in the asylum. The patients are starving to death. The food given them will not keep soul and body together. There are persons there cured or who were never insane and when they try to escape they are captured and placed in close confinement. The death rate is high but the deaths are never reported and the names are still on the books, so that the management can draw pay."

Keith had no hesitation in talking about the sanitarium, his statements being openly on the streets. The committee to inspect this institution is now in Norman, leaving here today.
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AS SEEN BY AN EDITOR
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EDITOR S.A. GRIFFES, who visited Anadarko and other towns of the new country last week, has the following to say in his paper, the Pond Creek Free Press: Starting from the city of Pond Creek, the business town of northwest Oklahoma, Saturday night upon the main line of the Great Rock Island Route, we reached Chickasha through the new country, to Lawton in the south and Mangum at or beyond the extreme west.

Leaving Chickasha to the east we were soon out of old Oklahoma and into the new, the "promised land" so recently possessed. This line of road took us up along the rich and famous Washita valley through Cottonwood Grove and Anadarko. From here we veered to the south, passing through a range of hills to the south of the bottoms, past the little villages rapidly springing into existence and out upon a country clear of sand, and in appearance rich in productive soil. Before gliding into the city of Lawton our train passed in full view of the picturesque old Fort Sill and the eastern end of the Wichita range of mountains, some of which though at a long range looked tall and majestic. They looked hazy, dark and uninviting at that distance, but here let us state there is no end of the stories afloat of the gold, the silver, beautiful streams of water gushing from the rocks of mountains and watering picturesque little valleys between the timber, the squirrel, the quail, the cottontail rabbit, the coyote and large gray wolf, the wildcat and even the bear, the sheltered canyons and caves for horse thieves and last but not least, mining camps and little towns.
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COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT TURNER spent Tuesday and Wednesday out of town on school business.
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J.W. HAMMOND is fencing in his residence lot on the hill. He will not build until next week.
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J.A. WHELLOCK probably owns the finest bred horse in Anadarko. He is six years old and is sired by Ashland Wilkes going back on his dams side to Hambletonian 10. Mr. Whellock occassionally lets him out for a short burst of speed about town and on several different occasions he has stepped a quarter in 32 1/2.
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A blind woman begger has been doing the town the past week. A begger was arrested on the streets of Kansas City last week and on examination in police court, over $60 in money was found in her possession. Ninety-nine cases out of a hundred are fakes.
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Sims & Wells, formerly north side grocers, have bought out the Silver Moon restaurant and after remodeling it will continue the business.
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Advertiser
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The North Side Exchange, An up-to-date line of wines, whiskies and cigars in stock. Dick Brothers Beer on Tap. Directly Opposite the Court House.
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It will only be a few months until the democrats of the territory will select the man to defeat DENNIS FLYNN as delegate to congress from Oklahoma. Numerous good men have been mentioned. The names most frequently found in the newspaper columns in connection with that honor are WILL CROSS of Oklahoma City; ROY HOFFMAN of Chandler; and COLONEL R.B. FORREST of El Reno; J.R. KEATON of Oklahoma City; and C.M. THACKER of Mangum. The editor of the Record is personally acquainted with each of the gentlemen named. They are all better men than Dennis Flynn and any one of them could defeat him next fall.
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WHY DON'T YOU ASSIST?

If the democratic editors of Anadarko are sincere and want to drive the dives from our midst, why don't they wage war against all of them. There are many hell holes in the city that all good citizens would like to see go and are willing to assist in exterminating them. But just now they are wondering why these modern reformers see fit to single out a certain one. Is it because this one happens to be run by republicans, while the others are conducted by democrats? We pause for an answer. --Tribune

The Tribune is ashamed of some of its political allies, and it is also ashamed to make its cowardly defense of the dives, but like a pliant tool it stoops to the dirty work at the bidding of its masters. Of course the Tribune will say it is not defending the dives, but we are prepared to show that it is. Read between the lines of the above article and you will find the proof.

The Tribune makes an attack on every newspaper man of Anadarko who has dared to say a word against these dens of sin.

The Tribune resorts to misrepresentation to create a sympathy for depraved creatures who traffic in woan's virtue. Why is this attack on the democratic press? Is it because the republican machine of Anadarko was in league with these 'hell holes' to give them protection for their aid in continuing the machine in power? The Tribune admits that 'there are many hell holes in the city that all good citizens would like to see go.' The republican machine has been in power and what has it done to enforce the law against these places? And what has the Tribune done to 'assist in exterminating them?' We do not charge that the republican party, as a party, is responsible for these conditions, nor do we believe that the republican party, as a party, will endorse the cowardly attitude of the Tribune.

And why the misrepresentation?The Record has not singled out any 'one' dive to make a fight on. In our last issue appeared an article under the head of 'The Dives Must Go'. In that article we stated that it would be the duty of the new city officers to free the city of the dives located north of the Rock Island track. Again we said: "A MORE RIGID ENFORCEMENT OF THE LAW IS NEEDED IN MANY RESPECTS, AND WE HAVE ONLY SINGLED OUT THE DIVES OF THE NORTH PART OF TOWN BECAUSE THEY ARE THE MOST INFAMOUS BEDS OF CRIME THAT ARE TO BE FOUND."

In every reference made to a place of crime in that article the plural number was used. Then why this misrepresentation by the Tribune? It is because that paper would attract the attention of the public away from the real issue and make it believe that the Record was making the fight for a selfish partisan purpose. The Record is against these things because they are a blight and a curse to our city. It matters not what politics these creatures have, they should not be allowed to pollute society by their presence along the public streets.

Will the Tribune be fair and oppose crime--because crime is the enemy of society--or will it continue to 'pause for an answer' while the dance of hell goes on?

OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

It is gratifying indeed to announce that the public schools of Anadarko are now in session. The public school system, aside from the Christian religion, is the greatest foundation for our advanced civilization. August 6th, of the present year, Anadarko was a corn field and today it is a prosperous city with schools and churches. From time to time our citizens will be called upon to contribute, in the way of taxation, funds for the support of our schools and we feel that the same liberal spirit that has marked the way of our present development will then be maintained. Good schools not only mean better homes in Anadarko, but it means more homes. The most desirable citizens, who have families to rear, seek good schools and locate only where they are found.

The schools should not only be patronized in a financial way, but the rolls should contain the name of every child of school age in the city. Put the boy in school. It may take you a long time to make a man of him in that way, but it is better than letting him try to make a man of himself with a plug of tobacco and a cigarette. There may be bad boys in school who will swear and fight, but there are bad men on the streets who will do worse, and your boy is morally and physically safer in the school room. Put the girl in school, too. She may be impatient in getting into society by the spelling book route, but it is a better passport than 'small talk' and the rules of whist.

The public school gives us intelligence and intelligence gives us that which is pure and good.
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MACHINE REPUDIATED

The reports from the municipal elections at Hobart, Anadarko and Lawton are very gratifying to Democrats throughout the territory from the fact that they tell of a decided defeat of the republican machine.

The mayor, a majority of the city council and most of the other municipal officers in each of the three towns are Democrats and elected by what may be considered, in view of circumstances attending the election, good round majorities.

To use a pugulistic expression, it was a finish fight, and the decision is emphatically in favor of Democracy. The republicans were aided by every influence argument and threat which the territorial administration machine could bring to bear, and republican campaign workers of all shades of reputation and methods of operation were imported to assist in the effort to bring the new county seats into the republican line, the republican delegate to congress--DENNIS FLYNN--even dropping all other matters and going to Lawton where it was believed he could use 'peculiar' influence that would draw doubters into the republican herd.

Democratic success in these municipal elections is especially significant at this time. None but a resident of the territory for six months was permitted to vote and every one who voted was thoroughly acquainted with territorial conditions and territorial politics. This makes it plain that the people of Oklahoma are disgusted at the unscrupulous methods of the republican machine, disapprove the administration and repudiate the impudent, brazen efforts at intimination made by republican officials. The result of the election is particularly gratifying as exhibiting the decline of Delegate Flynn's political influence. The Congressional delegate has spent much time at each of the new county seats and a Democratic victory following his labors is a certain indication that his political bunko methods have lost their potency.--Oklahoman
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J.H. BOONE's new house on block 54 is about completed. Mrs. Boone, who has been very sick the past week in El Reno, will join her husband and little son as soon as she is able to travel.
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DID NOT ACCUSE THEM OF THAT
Why is BRO. LANE of the Record after SHERIFF SMITH and his deputies? Is it because they go about with "big guns strapped about them" or is it because they are fearless men and do their duty? "Nay, Nay, Pauline;" it is because they are republicans.--Tribune

If Smith and his deputies had been fearless and dilligent in the discharge of their duties, Lane of the Record, would not be after them. We charged that certain crime has flourished in Anadarko because the republican county officials have neglected to perform their duty.

We reiterate that charge and challenge the Tribune to prove it false. We charged that Smith's deputies loafed about a saloon and drank with their prisoner when he should have been locked up. Is that duty? Is that brave?

The Record is willing to commend a public official who is couragous in the discharge of his duty, be he democrat or republican, and we reserve the right to criticise a public act of a public official, no matter what his politics may be.

You are quite right BRO DUTTON when you tell Pauline we are not after them because they are "fearless men and do their duty." We never made that charge. Lawton and Hobart have made arrangements to have their courthouse yard planted to trees. The work will be done under contract by WILL LITTLE. The idea is a good one and like preparations should be made for Anadarko. A nice lot of trees in the courthouse square would add to the appearance of things in a few years.
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The contract has been let by Clark & Boone for one of the finest store fronts in the city for their building on C street.
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ELDER WILLIAMS, secretary of the Territorial Board of Missions of the Christian church, arrived in Anadarko this week and will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday at the probate court room. Elder Williams will remain several weeks.
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While FRED PFAFF was explaining the merits of his revolver in the store the other day to a careless young fellow, who really ought to know better, the gun accidentally went off, grazing Fred's waist and tearing through a glass show case.
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R.A. McANNICH and S.H. WOODS, both of Holton, Kansas, will put up their buildings jointly at a cost of about $4000. It will be 50 ft wide by 60 ft long, two stories high, and will have a galvanized iron front. A special of this building will be a lodge hall 27 x 60 feet.
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LOCAL NEWS
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And the dust blew again. A good rain is badly needed.
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MAYOR DIVERS spent Sunday at Enid. FRED PFAFF spent Sunday in Chickasha.
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T. RICHARDS is ailing the past few days.
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A good place to eat is The Delmonico.
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DR. BOYD's father visited him the past week.
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The best short order in town, The Delmonico.
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If you want a good meal try The Delmonico.
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GUS HABERSTRAP is remodeling his barber shop this week.
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BERT DIXON returned from a business trip to El Reno Monday.
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The Salvation Army spent Sunday and Monday in our town.
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Try the merchants lunch at the Delmonico from 11:30 to 3 p.m.
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List your property with Babler & Lyons, they will do the rest.
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JAS. BROWN, ED KEMP and FRED PFAFF each drive rubber tired rigs.
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JUDGE MITCHELL has one of the finest bird dogs the writer ever saw.
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Quite a number of pianos are being put in the saloons of our town.
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C.O. ROBERTSON moved into his new house on the east side this week.
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Everybody seems anxous to secure comfortable rooms for the winter.
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If its a suit your after, the Youngheim Clothing Co. can fit you out.
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Our prices are right, our goods are right, the Youngheim Clothing Co.
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The nobbiest things in gents furnishings at the Youngheim Clothing Co.
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Quite a number of our merchants have new delivery wagons in operation.
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The Bill & Ed Quick Lunch Co. opened up a house in Shawnee this week.
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Hot and cold baths. Royal Barber shop, five doors west First National Bank.
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DR. BOYD's visitor alarm located directly under the door mat is very unique.
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THE STAEDELIN LUMBER CO. report a thriving trade at their new yard at Apache.
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ED HARIFF, the jolly clerk at JOHN CRAGG's store, went to Kansas City Sunday.
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CLAYTON BUSCH, who by the way is quite a farmer, spent Monday in Chickasha.
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JUDGE CRUM and ATTORNEY A.E. BOYES spent several days in El Reno this week.
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M.C. ALLEN has connected himself with the Caddo County Times as business agent.
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J.J. and A.G. INGLE are putting in a new $100 glass front in their building on C street.
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MR. S.H. WHITE of Kansas City, will open up a continuious vaudeville here this winter.
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J.H. LEVERS removed to Enid Monday. He will probably reopen his pop factory next spring.
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Duncan of the firm of Duncan & Leonard spent Sunday in their old home town Chickasha.
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Babler and Lyons sold lot 26 bk 46 and lot 29 bk 35 today. List with them if you are for sale. (sic)
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JUDGE W.I. MATHENEY spent two days of last week in Chickasha representing a client in a $25,000 damage suit against the Rock Island.
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Just unpacked the latest styles in shirts, shoes and neckwear. The Youngheim Clothing Co.
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FRANK BOUGH is moving back to El Reno this week. He will engage in the hotel business there.
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The new bowling alley on C street next to Walters oil house is becoming quite a popular resort.
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Babler and Lyons have 10 cash buyers for good relinquishments, everything strickly confidential.
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Bill & Ed our up-to-date Quick Lunch people receive a pail of oysters twice a week from Baltimore.
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J.M. YOUNGBLOOD had a narrow escape from being drowned Sunday while boating on the Washita.
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The auctions held daily are quite interesting considering the varieties of stuff sold and the prices paid.
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The Dorcas Society gave a box supper Monday night in the Moore building. A pleasant time is reported by all.
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SHERIFF SMITH rounded up three fellows who had started to smoke up the town with their shooting irons the other night.
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If you want to sell your property or business, list it with Babler & Lyons, as they are bringing in buyers who want to locate.
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WESLEY A. SCHUPP of Hiawatha, Kansas, spent Monday in our town. He will visit his brother in Lawton for a couple of months.
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W.N. SMITH, of the P.O. News Store, is spending the week at Chickasha. G.W. SHIPLEY is clerking in the store in his absence.
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E.L. DISHMAN has discontinued his Caddo Grocery on east B street and has opened a meat market on C st., next to the K.C. Saloon.
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RECORDER OF DEEDS W.G. LACEY, accompanied A.W. KOONTZ and wife to Guthrie last Saturday on their sad mission of the burial of their little daughter.
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The Horse Shoe Saloon "flew the coop." MR. GALLEGER, the brewery agent, took charge of the fixtures, afterwards selling them to a Chickasha man.
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W.S. PARMEN, the mixer at the Tinsley & McConville Pop factory, is strictly up-to-date in his profession. His Dr. Pepper, which he is putting out, is delicious.
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The first kiln of brick to be burned from Anadarko clay was turned out by the Anadarko Brick Co. They are well pleased with the quality and hardness of the brick.
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J.S. GARDIM, of Blackwell, called at this office and got a copy of The Record. Last week's Record contained the full directions for leasing the Indian lands.
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MR. A.O. DICKINSON of Hiawatha, Kansas, spent Sunday in Anadarko. Mr. Dickinson represents the Merry Optical Co. of Kansas City and is thinking of locating here.
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FRANK BROWN, manager of the Crystal Ice Co.; C.S. WIBLEY, proprietor Chickasha Steam Laundry and CHAS. M. FECHHEIMER, attorney at law, all of Chickasha, spent Sunday in Anadarko.
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The Christian Sunday School will meet next Sunday at the Probate court room at 11 a.m. Come out and bring the children. Preaching immediately after Sunday School. G.V. LIMING, Supt.
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U.S. DEPUTY MARSHAL THOMPSON went to El Reno to attend court. This is the last term of court in which the Caddo county business will be handled at El Reno as JUDGE ERWIN will hold court here in Anadarko and tend to this business in the future.
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The School Board asked for a reexamination of all the elected teachers to the city schools of Anadarko and then they all looked sour but they had to be examined just the same.
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It is reported that Abernathy & Boake sold their large collection of Indian goods, comprising moccasins, relics, beaded clothes, etc. to a Philadelphia, Pa., firm. Their collection was valued at $3,000.
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The Indian Agency has just received two car loads of new barbed wire to be used in fencing Indian allotments. These two cars will be all that is needed at this place as the wire removed from the pastures will be sufficient to finish the fences.
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CAPT. FARBER and his troop of cavalry who came up from Ft. Sill last week to assist INDIAN AGENT COL. RANDLETT in ejecting the squatters, returned Monday. A squad of six men under command of SARGEANT EDWARDS will remain at the agency until November 15th to aid should anybody reenter these lands.
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GUY SHERMAN, the popular bookkeeper at the C.R.I & P. freight depot had the misfortune to settle on the wrong claim the night of the opening. He filed on the right claim but built a house and dug a well a mile away from his filing, thereby losing as another party settled on his intended claim.
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Quite a few inquiries are being made concerning dead Indians, their headright, allotments and legal heirs. To a reporter for "The Record." Indian agent, COL. JAS. F. RANDLETT, stated that there were over one hundred dead Indians on his records--most of whom died of smallpox, but that their land would fall to their legal heirs, blood relations and that a dead Indian didn't under any circumstance mean a canceled allotment.
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The north side democrats held a smoker at the Lemp storage house Monday afternoon. W.H. CURTIS is one of those tireless workers in the democratic party. He took the electioneering in hand of MR. E. BITCHIE just two days before the election and be brought Bitchie before the public in such a forcable, convincing manner that when the boys went to the polls Bitchie ran like a scared rabbit, winning handily. We understand that Mr. Curtis desires a place on the city police force under the new city administration. MAYOR DIVERS can appoint none better than Curtis to assist in keeping the peace of Anadarko.
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CONLEY vs. EDWARDS

The wrestling match which took place in Zumwalt hall Saturday was undoubtedly the finest exhibition of athletic sport ever pulled off in Anadarko. For nearly two hours the contestants struggled, bringing about their best skill to win the match. About two hundred people witnessed the match and every one who attended went away fully satisfied that he had gotten the worth of his money. JACK CONLEY won the first and third fall and the match which was for $150 a side.
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THE WRONG CLASS

A certain school teacher, who happened to place a student with the class she deserved to be, didn't get her in the class to please her mother for that wroth woman wrote him as follows:

"Mr. ______ i think that Jenny wil be awl rite in the secand reader she was in it awl last turn I dont like to poat hir back from Mrs. _____"

It is easier to trust the teacher in such matters. The good conscientious teacher knows best where the child can make the most progress. --Ex.
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COUNTY NEWS
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FT. COBB

Ft. Cobb, one of the new towns of Caddo county, is situated twelve miles west of Anadarko on Cobb Creek and the C.R.I. & R.R. At present writing it has about three hundred population who are living mostly in tents. W.P. HAYZLETT, an Indian owning allottments four miles west of the present location has just returned from Washington, D.C where he went to confer with Secretary Hitchcock of the Interior Department, asking that one of his allotments be set aside for townsite purposes. Consequently the people are nearly all living and conducting their business in tents awaiting a definate location of the town. Six stores are open at present, two of which are in buildings and the other four in tents. One deputy sheriff keeps the town in order and preserves the peace, while one physician looks after the sick. The post office is located in the depot. No churches have as yet organized. In the event that the town is moved the name will possibly be changed to Hayzlett after the Indian who canceled his allotment in order that the town might be a success. It will in time make a town of twelve hundred inhabitants.
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APACHE

Special Correspondence.

The town of Apache is a nice little village, situated on the Rock Island R.R., about equal distance from Anadarko and Lawton, surrounded by as fine a country as the eye ever beheld. We have a population of about 800 to the best of my knowledge and no show of a boom that so often frequents little towns, but prospects of a steady growth with as many complimentary remarks as we could well ask for any little town in its infancy.

Our citizens are from all parts of the country, almost every state in the union being represented and nearly all lines of business are represented but not overdone to the extent of a need of more. In fact there are certain lines of business that are but partially represented and our citizens are extending a cordial invitation to the business men to call and see us. It would be impossible for me under the spur of the moment to enumerate all our business houses and give details that is needed at the present moment. We have a postoffice and our genial postmaster and deputy meets the citizens of Apache and surrounding territory with a smile as they are well provided in their new building. We have two banks that are fully represented by good business men, representing an abundance of capital viz: The Bank of Apache and The State Bank of Apache. Our town is widely advertised at present by outsiders as is evidenced by the daily calls for our business property and residence lots for homeseekers.

The general remarks are that Apache is the most beautiful townsite that they have ever seen. The writer never saw such beautiful country in his life and certainly Apache is destined to be one of our best towns. In the near future she will commence some permanent buildings of brick from home manufacture, but time forbids me to tell even a pittance of good things in favor of Apache--will do this later on. M.A. GOFF
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A.E. KOBS, cashier of the First National Bank of Mountain View, was in Anadarko Tuesday and made the Record a pleasant call.
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TERRITORIAL INSANE ASYLUM

Report of the Condition of the Inmates of the Insane Asylum at Norman.

Guthrie, O.T., Oct. 31--The committee consisting of DR. McKEEBY, Guthrie; DR. PHILLIPS, Pawnee and DR. COWDRICK of Enid, appointed by GOVERNOR JENKINS to investigate the condtions at the Oklahoma sanitarium, have filed their report which was given out from the governor's office today. It is as follows: Norman, O.T. Oct. 29, 1901.

"Hon. William M. Jenkins, Governor of Oklahoma Territory:

Dear Sir: The committee appointed under the laws of the territory to visit the hospital for the insane at Norman and examine into its condition, have the honor to make the following report to you:

Your commttee met at Norman on Monday, repaired to the hospital and began a thorough investigation, continuing the same over until Tuesday, making the investigation thorough and complete.

We found 325 inmates now in the institution in various stages of insanity. The arrangement is the same as that of all large state institutions, namely, in wards. The inmates are given in charge of attendants, according to their condition at the time of admisssion and changed to other wards as they improve, until finally they are allowed the freedom of the ground as 'trusties' before being discharged. Even the violent are not punished, except by such restraint as is necessary for their safety and the safety of their attendants. The inmates are given daily exercise in the open air in the forenoon and afternoon, and in bad weather indoors in the halls of the separate wards. Those who are sufficiently strong are allotted a little work each day, such as sweeping and bed making. Papers, magazines and books are furnished, as well as cards, card tables, checkers, dominoes, etc. The beds are single ones, nearly all have springs, are neatly covered with white spreads and the bed clothing and mattresses are kept scrupulously clean. The clothing furnished to the inmates is comfortable, sufficient and well kept. The laundry department is well equipped and the work is well done. The food is served three times a day in a large dining room in the basement under the main building which is well lighted and ventilated. The food was especially examined, as well as the mode of service and the amount given to each patient, and find all entirely satisfactory. Three full meals are served each day, and a change is made in the character of the food as often as practicable or beneficial to the health of the inmates. Those confined to their beds are served with such nourishment as is required by their condition.

We found this institution entirely free from typhoid fever and all other contagious diseases. The general health of the inmates is remarkably good.

The grounds are well situated, less than a mile from the center of the city. Some of the wards are in the main building, which is a three-story stone and brick structure with basement; other wards are distributed about the ground in cottages. The yard and exercise grounds are sufficient in extent, are well kept and contain a large number of shade trees. All of the wards, halls, sleeping apartments, bath rooms and closets were carefully inspected and found to be in the best of sanitary condition. The sewerage of the building and ground is in good condition and is as complete as possible in a city where they have no underground sewerage system.

The water supply is obtained from the city waterworks and from wells and cisterns on the ground. It is of good quality and is sufficient for all the needs of the institution.

The hospital is in charge of DR. F. L. WINKLER, a gentleman of large experience in the medical profession and a man of excellent character and ability. We consider the territory fortunate in having its insane in the care of such a man.

The efficient medical assistant, DR. D.W. GRIFFIN, who has occupied the place for the past three years, is one of the best posted men on the diseases of the mind and nervous system in the territory. The supervisor, MR. D.M. LOCKETT, has had eighteen years' experience in state institutions for the insane and in this important position is a great aid to the management.

The entire force of help is efficient as shown by the good general appearance of the institution.

Relatives of the inmates visit the asylum at any time and no restrictions are placed on correspondence between inmates and relatives.

Very Respectfully, G.H. PHILIPS, G.E. McKEEDY, E.E. COWDRICK.
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LAWTON HAS GAS

The Only Question Now Is Has It Got Enough to Make it Profitable

(El Reno American)

That Lawton has natural gas is an established fact. The editor of this paper visited the well three miles east of that city and found the gas in all its natural utility. A crude pipe had been laid from the well tube to a cook stove about thirty feet away where the gas was burning and furnishing fuel and light for domestic as well as exhibition purposes.

The well is located on the northwest quarter of section twenty-two, township two north, range eleven west Comanche county. The First National Oil and Mining Company own the well and have contracted to sink the hole 750 feet. When at a depth of eighty feet a small amount of gas was struck but not in sufficient quantities to amount to anything, except to demonstrate the fact that there was gas below. When the drill had reached a depth of 200 feet a rumbling noise was heard and mud and water and crude oil were thrown sixty feet high. The tubing at that time extended a distance of forty feet above the surface of the ground, and when a match was applied the flame shot up a distance of twenty feet making sixty feet above the surface of the ground. The illumination was seen for miles around and to say that the excitement was intense in the vicinity of Lawton is expressing the fact n the mildest form. The discovery of the real thing caused the evidence of surface gas, heretofore so predominant in the queen of the southwest, to retire for the time and the well took the center of the stage and has kept it since.

The tubing is down only forty feet, so it is very evident that a large supply is wasted. It is something impossible to compute what the pressure would be if proper piping was placed in position, but we are satisified that it would be abundant for permanent utility. The pressure does not diminish but is fully as strong now as when first discovered several days ago. Some of the most prominent gentlemen connected with the company are STERLING P. RICHARDSON, president of the First National Bank of Lawton; MR. BUTLER, cashier of the First National Bank; HON. FRANK McMASTER, commissioner of Comanche county and HON. J.D. McGUIRE, receiver of the Lawton land office. There is absolutely no doubt that gas exists in the vicinity of Lawton and we believe it will be obtained in sufficient quantities to make it not only durable but a great factor in the development of that truly wonderful city and country. We shall watch developents with a great deal of interest.
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MRS. FRANK MANNING is sick this week.
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MISS OLLIE BARNES, a graduate of the Normal School at Edmond, is in town this week, accompanied by her father. Miss Barnes will probably accept a position in our city schools.
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CARL PREGER, the enterprising furniture and hardware man directly opposite the post office, comes from Mayor Divers town, Enid. Mr. Preger carries a $4500 stock of goods and through a mistake in the factory in sending him three car loads this week which he had ordered to be shipped December 15th, for the holiday trade, he is compelled to make a special sale in order to reduce his stock and make room for the new goods. See his ad in this issue.

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NOTE: The Oklahoma Historical Society does not have the issues for the Anadarko Record between Nov. 1 and Dec 6.

The Anadarko Reord 06 Dec 1901

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