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The City Council held their regular meeting on Monday evening. The regular routine business was transacted. J. Martin
Hayden tendered his resignation as City Treasurer which was accepted by the board. The board appointed Bert Moore to fill
the unexpired term of Mr. Hayden.
The passed ordinance No. 14 amending Section 3 of ordinance No. 1, of the town of Terlton. An ordinance was passed and
approved, providing a special license or tax or $4 each on pool or billiard tables operated in the corporate city limits of
the town. No other business came before the meeting and the board adjourned to meet February 2nd.
A.B. Gwinn, an old and respected citizen of this city died suddenly at his home here Thursday afternoon.
Ulysses Moore, who formerly conducted a barber shop at Ripley, moved his shop fixtures from that place here and has formed a
partnership with Zeb Houston and the two will continue to conduct the barber business under the name of Moore & Houston at
the same location.
The Jennings ball team came over Sunday, and played the home team the wriftest game of the season. The score stood 1 and 1
at the end of the ninth, but the lucky home run by Loper in the last half of the tenth left the score standing 2 to 1 in
favor of Terlton. Enid meets Terlton on the home diamond Sunday.
A car load of red oats for feed or seed at 55 cents per bushel at C.M. Frazee's. Advt
We now have a full line of lunch goods. Fresh roasted peanuts and canned goods. Try our grape swig. Storms Restaurant. Advt.
G. HOG SAW SHADOW
Mr. G. hog saw his shadow on Monday and according to time honored custom we must now believe that six months (sic) wintry
weather is to come. According to an ancient belief if the ground hogs seems his shadow on February 2nd there is to be six
weeks more of winter, while if the day is cloudy there will be an early spring.
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The other question to be voted on at the same time is; "Shall the bonds of the town of Terlton to an amount not to exceed
five thousand dollars payable in twenty years with interest not to exceed six percent be issued for the purpose of
constructing a gas system for said town of Terlton, including the necessary right of way pipe lines, meters, and other
SHAFFER COUNTY LOST
The election is over and the scheme to form a new county of the cream of Payne, Lincoln, and Creek counties, the rich oil
field of Creek county embodied to be known as Shaffer county and to make Cushing the county seat of the proposed new county,
is lost, unless a protest is made and a new election is made possible, according to secretary Ben Riley of the State
Election Board. Following the election on January 7, considerable dispute arose over the election, and several arrests
were made alleging fraud. On the face of the returns, the election was lost to the new county movements. Secretary Riley
was asked to help straighten the matter out. He went to Cushing on Saturday and canvassed the returns. That portion of
Lincoln County sought to be attached to the new county went against the proposition. The law requires that an affirmative
vote must be had from each portion of the county sought to be combined in the new county. No notice of protest has been
received by Governor Cruce and it is possible that he will issue the usual proclamation.
SOLD AT AUCTION
The wooden building belonging to Theodore Hayden, located on the corner across from the Bank and formerly occupied by Aten
blacksmith shop, was sold at public auction, Sample Bros. Auctioneering Saturday afternoon to Fred Deitz for the
consideration of $23 and the building will be removed from the lot within 30 days of purchase.
HOME TALENT PLAY
"The Fifteenth of January" a home talent play will be given on Saturday night, January 24th by the Terlton High School and
the Basketball team at the Frazee Hall. An admission fee of 10 and 15 cents will be charged.
And it should be remember that this is a town where women are respected and where they must be respected especially the
stranger within our gates.
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TANK FARM WORK PROGRESSING NICELY
The work on the tank farm is progressing nicely. There is about 200 men employed, more is coming in every day as the farms
needs them. The grading crew is kept busy on Sunday as well as on week days, but when they get a little farther ahead of
the tank builders they will not be required to work on Sunday.
They have the bottoms finished on two tanks and are now working on the shells.
It was first reported that they would build 22 tanks, but they now have 38 surveyed and it is now reported that no less than
50 will be put in and if this is true, there will be work here for the remainder of the year for the crew now employed.
There is some talk of a refinery, but we failed to learn anything definite about it if such a thing does occur; when is more
than likely, we'll have the long dreamed of town.
The W.W. Embroidery club held their weekly meeting Monday afternoon at the more of Mrs. H.C. Moore.
Prairie Oil and Gas Company are working on a boarding house at the tank farm which will take care of one hundred and fifty
men. It is impossible for the two hotels and private places to take care of all the men who will be working on the tank
farm during the summer and this boarding house will tend to relieve the situation.
While taking struts from under one of the tanks at the tank farm Monday, J.M. Carpenter, one of the workmen, got his on the
head with a piece of timber that rendered him unconscious for a short time. One of the men that was working on the other
side hit at a strut and missed it and hit Mr. Carpenter just above the eyes, causing quite a knot and keeping him from work
for a few days.
C. Hubbard of Cleveland, will move his moving picture here to this place Monday. He will run his show in a tent with a
large seating capacity. The pictures will be strictly first class as he is on the circuit with the best film company in
America, and only licensed pictures will be shown. At frequent intervals he will run vaudeville sketches such as "Lady
Lorene", "Mutual Girl", "Kathlyn", etc. Mr. Hubbard expects to be ready for the first show by Tuesday or Wednesday night.
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Report of the Terlton School for the fourth month ending on December 19th.
The total enrollment for the month was 112. Average daily attendance during the month 101.
Number neigher absent or tardy during the month - 60.
Names of those who ranked highest in their classes were:
Tenth grade, Nellie Moore, average 96 percent.
The hauling of the pipe out of here is on in full blast now that the roads are in better shape and the route is shorter as
they are nearer home. Some of the teamsters are making two hauls each day and the average number of teamsters hauling each
day this week has been forty-two.
A crew of eighty-six Bulgarians who had been at work on the pipe line were paid off and sent to Kansas City on Tuesday over
the Frisco, while a crew of seventy-five Bulgarians and Armenians came in Tuesday morning to take their place at work on the
line. A little better than three thousand dollars was paid out to the departing Bulgarians as pay for their work. These
man are in camp about ten miles from here and provisions for the camp is brought out there.
The Hallett herald suspended publication the first of the year leaving Hallett without a paper.
The Tryon Star on the first day of the year announced its death and published its own obituary.
TO VOTE BONDS
An election has been called for on January 27, 1914 for the qualified property tax paying voters to vote on the questions as
to whether or not bonds shall be voted for the purpose of buying a site and erecting a building to be used for town
purposes. The bond to be voted for this purpose is not to exceed one thousand dollars payable in twenty years with
interest not to exceed six percent. This ought to appeal to every voter for there isn't anything that Terlton so badly
needs as a town building to be used as jail with suitable rooms in the front to be used for town purposes, council meetings,
etc. As the bonds are for a moderate sum and for a purpose that will so greatly benefit the town, there is little doubt
that the bond will be voted in.
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V.E. Miller made his usual trip to the oil field Monday, C.E. Kibbe accompanied him and they both picked up some new
The Town Girls and the School Boys basketball teams played a game on the school ground Monday afternoon. The game resulted
in a score of 9 to 9.
The Ladies Aid Society of the M.E. Church held their Wednesday afternoon meeting at the Church and the ladies spent the time
S.E. Mosshammer just finished painting his blacksmith shop which he recently erected, and it makes a creditable appearance.
Mr. Mosshammer has also added new fixture to his shop equipment and is keeping pace with this increasing business.
A number of ladies of the city met last Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. J.L. Jackson and organized a Book Exchange,
consisting of about fifteen members. Each member buys one book and after having been read by the owner, the book is then
exchanged between members who in that way has assess to a library of the latest fiction at a small cost. Others are
expected to become later and a wide variety of books will thus be obtained. Miss Dora Jackson will be in charge of the
exchange at the post office.
WHAT THEY SAY
Rev. Frazier - Where this is one Abraham, one Issac, and one Jacob, there is a thousands Lots-
Theodore Hayden - People ought not to throw paper, tin cans and trash in alleys and vacant lots, it doesn't look well.
J.L. Langston - Ready for "spute"
V.E. Miller - You don't put enough gossip in your paper, if you did more people would take it.
Fred Henley - I have heard so much about the Bible class at the M.E. Church that I shall attend.
Mrs. Ridley - I believe that the preacher will have a good meeting here, I think he will reach the people here.
Hugh McNeil - We planted our lead pencils and they came up nice but the frost bit them off before they rubbered.
J.E. Eals - I'm getting so I think about as much of a half dollar as I do my old woman.
Phillip Sales - The fish will bite now.
C.E. Kibbe - We sure had a good dinner.
G.F. Baker - If Norris goes to Arkansas he will need to take along some hounds.
Maggie Woodruff - I didn't like what that preach said about pool halls Sunday night.
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Don't give away all of your good advice. Save some of it for yourself.
The Town Girls and Boys basketball teams played a game Monday afternoon. If the girls do not out class the boys in the
game, they made up for it in the looks as they were in their new suits which are very nice. The game was refereed by
Wesley Jackson and umpired by Miss Bessie Langston. Score ? To ?.
C.O. Adsit, City Marshall T.B. Perkins, and Tom Gwinn were witnesses in the County Court Monday, in the case of the State
vs. Harve Mosness, who was found guilty of selling whisky and given a fine of $50 and 30 days in the county jail.
We are told that there is at least six persons in the city who wants the Terlton post office and will take the Civil
Service examination at Pawnee April 19th.
Bert Moore is able to attend to business at the Meat Market, he having recovered from a recent attack of measles.
Omar and Everet Hughes are among those who have the measles.
C.M. Frazee is preparing to cut up the hall, even his store, into rooms to care for the increased trade.
The Mannford Herald made its appearance last week.
Residence houses are greatly in demand again in our city; the people are coming to work on the tank farm and, of course,
they are moving their families here as they will have work as long as they want it.
The following people of our town went to Pawnee Saturday for the purpose of taking the Civil Service examination, J.L.
Jackson, T.L. McGeorge, Miss Rose Langston, and Miss Dora Jackson. It will probably be several weeks before they get their
grades and it will be about July or August before they know who gets the post office.
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A big dinner will be served on next Wednesday at the Methodist Church to which the public is cordially invited. The dinner
will be prepared and served by the Ladies Aid and a good hot dinner is assured. Dinner will be served promptly at 12
Deb Sample was in the city from Dropright, Tuesday.
Miss Jeanett Kelly entertained her Sunday School Class of the M.E. Church at her home on Saturday afternoon February 21st.
The afternoon was pleasantly spent in playing games of the nature the little ones enjoy, and other entertainment provided by Miss Kelly. Refreshments were served. Those present were: Francis and Rosie Mosness, Alta Martin, Adoph Mann, Bessie Laws, Lewis Kibbe, Robert Wright,. Jay Mosshammer, and Dorel Norris.
The special election held Tuesday to vote on the question of issuing bonds for $1000 and $5000, the former for the purpose
of securing a sum sufficient to buy a site and erect a town building to be used for a jail and town meetings, while the
latter was to secure a sum sufficient to establish a municipal gas plant, including the necessary pipe line, fixtures, etc.
Out of 47 votes cast, 43 favored the jail bonds while 4 expressed, by their vote, the opinion that the city did not need a
jail. 36 favored the gas proposition while 11 opposed it.
The citizens of the town held a "gas" meeting on Thursday night at the Kibbe building. The report was current to the
effect that unless immediate action was taken on the part of the citizens or the consumers of gas, the gas would be entirely
cut off from the town, and they did not have sufficient gas with which to supply the town and their other binding contracts.
As a breakage occurred on the line the same evening the town was without gas for two or three hours and it was thought that
the report was true. The meeting, therefore, was held to get at the ifs and ands in the case and to determine what action
was needed, if any. The following gentlemen, G.F. Baker, Theodore Hayden and J.L. Jackson was appointed to look into the
matter and to report later. The Committee looked into the matter and report that there was an existing difficulty relative
to the pipeline, but that the company (Gypsy) would continue to furnish gas and in the event that they do shut it off,
ample notice will be given.
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CITIZENS MEETING (CONTD.)
The Whipperwill Oil and Gas Co. was represented at the meeting and knew nothing of the affair, so it was presumed that there
is an existing difficulty, that it will be satisfactorily settled between them.
FOILED IN ATTEMPT
Seven men armed heavily were picked up along the line of the A.V.&W. at this place and Mannford and rode in the baggage car
of the passenger train from the west. The armed men were pressed into service by the Frisco officials, following the
receipt of a telegram at Hallett, to foil a threatened attempt of the notorious Wells outlaw gang who had planned to hold up the
train between Mannford and Tulsa. Wells and his gang it is supposed, learned of the small army of heavily armed men being
on the train and abandoned their plans. Wells and two of his comrades, were seen at Gaswell, a flag stop between Mannford
and Tulsa on Wednesday afternoon. There were last seen on the railroad tracks near Mannford and according to reports they
had selected the exact place for the hold-up to be staged. A search along the track, however, failed to disclose any
torpedoes to be used in stopping the train.
Those who went from here were: City Marshall Perkins, J.D. Donivan and Fred Waltz who got free transportation to Tulsa and
returning Thursday morning.
The pool hall which has been operated by F. J. Wood is closed up, his lease having expired.
Our advertising solicitor called on Vic Miller this a.m. for an "ad" and Vic was busier than a bird dog. Between jumps he
told us that between selling groceries, shoes, flour and feed, keeping Mr. Barney Bayless out of the prunes and answering
the phone, he was too busy to write an "ad". We saw him sell a pound of breakfast delight coffee and from the line of talk
Vic put up, we almost believe he uses it at home and believe we will try a pound as soon as someone pays back a subscription.
Just as we were leaving Bill Jenkins loaded out a big load for the oil field so we stayed to see it start. Think Bill will
have get out and push if he makes it. We left with Vic digging sauerkraut out of a barrel and telling a customer he was
out of Limburger cheese but had plenty of Pride of Perry and Red Star Flour. Vic sure was going some.
O.F. Wright left Monday for Neosho, Missouri as a witness in a damage suit, Travis vs. Frisco Railroad Co.
City Marshall Perkins was at the county seat on business on Tuesday.
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The street lights which have been out of commission have been put in first class shape again and some of them relocated
where the whole main street will get the good of them. New globes and mantles were ordered and it is hoped they will be
kept in from now on.
Clarence Livingston who lives 4 miles north of town has had a severe siege of small pox, but is getting along nicely at
this time. John Head and four members of his family are also ill with the same disease. Melvin Winklemen who makes his
home with the Head family also has the disease.
CLEANING PRESSING AND REPAIRING
LADIES WORK A SPECIALTY::::
GIVE US A TRIAL.
HOUSTON & MOORE
CLEANING AND PRESSING NEATLY DONE
A SHORE OF YOUR PATRONAGE APPRECIATED
FIRST DOOR WEST OF CITY HALL
We have just received a car load of potatoes which we are selling at $0.95 per bushel. C.M. Frazee
Bill Wallace was delivering some feed for Ed Mann Saturday when the team became frightened and run away, throwing him on
the ground and running over him, although not seriously hurting him. The buggy was torn to pieces.
Five members were taken into the local organization of the A.H.T.A. Saturday night. It is the purpose of the A.H.T.A. to
get thoroughly organized and appoint a deputy sheriff for this town, owing to the fact that one cannot be supplied by the
county as Sheriff Feaster has all this bond will allow. The next meeting is Saturday night and five more members will be
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The Pawnee County Medical Society has adopted the following schedule of fees which the locals Drs. will observe.
City calls, day $150. City calls Night $2.00. Country calls same plus 50 per cent. Obstetrical work $15.00 normal cases,
plus regular mileage. Miscarriage same as above. Consultation fees $10.00 plus regular mileage.
Respectfully - W. Kelly, M.D.
F.S. Bobbitt, M.D.
P.A. Spitzer of Tulsa, was in the city the first of the week looking over the prospects for a location for a clothing and
tailoring establishment. He was unable to obtain a building and is negotiating with a party for a pair of business lots
upon which he will erect a fine stone building and put in a clothing establishment worthwhile.
BUYS NEW CAR
C.E. Kibbe went to Tulsa the Tuesday and returned the same day in a new five passenger Ford automobile which he purchased
at that place.
Rev. G.W. Frazier is conducting a revival meeting at Buckeye near Olive. Forty-two converts are reported to date. He
closes this meeting Sunday night and will commence a meeting at Olive Monday night.
BARBER SHOP SOLD
L.E. Elsy purchased the barber shop formerly belonging to Ulysses Moore the first of the week and took possession Tuesday.
Mr. Elsy and family will reside in the rear of the building.
BROOKS BROS. LEAVE
Brooks Bros., who came here in July with a Dry Goods store packed up and moved the stock back to Skiatook, the first of the
week. The boys who were in charge of the store here were needed in a store elsewhere, which the firm had purchased. They
expect to return with the stock in the near future.
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WHILE PRESIDENT WILSON IS LOOKING
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK
IS LOOKING OUT FOR THE FINANCES OF
TERLTON AND VICINITY.
CALL AND SEE US.
The annual school meeting of District No. 9 will be held Tuesday May 5th at the school building to transact the regular
business. All the patrons of the district should turn out to the meeting as it is one of importance.
And we would all enjoy a funny story a whole lot more if the man who was telling it wouldn't spit all over us when he
As soon as a man gets the idea into head that the firm can't get along without him, the firm attempts the experiment and
finds that it can.
Col. Joe Sample is recovering from a bad case of the measles.
John Coiner is home for his summer vacation, after teaching a successful term of school at Bethel, near Jennings.
Dr. W. Kelly was called to Keystone and Mannford Tues. on profession business.
ICE CREAM SOCIAL
The Ladies of the L.D.S. Church will hold an ice cream social in the building first door west of Kibbe Hardware for the
benefit of the church. The public is invited.
The Management of the Tentdom Electric Theatre wish to explain to the public that their globes and lights failed to arrive
in time for their show last night as they should. They hope to have thins in first class shape for the show tonight. W.
Herbert of Thames, Eng. Is here to assist his brother C. Herbert of the firm of Jones and Herbert in the management of the
Tentdom Electric Theatre. He arrived from England only six weeks ago.
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J.O. Barnard purchased a four passenger Ford automobile Wednesday at Mannford. Mr. Barnard will get much enjoyment out of
the car, and here's hope that he may.
O.L. Carter who lives in the north oil field has just purchased a Metz runabout which is a very pretty car.
PUTS IN DRUGS
Dr. F. S. Bobbitt received a large shipment of drugs and is preparing to handle his own drugs. He also received a very
nice new medicine case.
Terlton is to have a new dry goods store. Brook and Son of Skiatook will move their stock of dry goods, clothing, hats,
shoes or anything that goes to make up first class general dry goods store. The store will be located in the Kibbe
building one door west of the Kibbe Hardware and Furniture Co. They expect to have their stock of goods here by the 15th
of the month.
D.W. Sample and A.S. Aten are erecting a building on the lot just west of the Meat Market for a blacksmith shop and auto
Hon. H.T. Laughbaum, of Oklahoma City, Superintendent and Attorney of the Oklahoma Anti-Saloon League delivered a good
lecture on Prohibition Wednesday night at the M.E. Church.
A GOOD RAIN
This country was wonderfully blest with a good general rain on Monday and on Tuesday another fell which saved the corn crop.
The cotton crop also was greatly benefitted.
Frazee and Associates in their test well on the Dick Klintworth farm is dry at 2500 feet in the Bartlesville sand. A
fishing job is now on after which they will drill deeper for further results.
WILL LIVE IN A TENT
Mr. and Mrs C.E. Sniggs are erecting a tent on Main Street and do light housekeeping. They are screening the tent in and
are doing to have comfortable quarters.
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The Terlton public school opened Monday, September 7th with enrollment of 141. Owing to the fact that the local dealer did
not have a supply of new books required by the change, school was dismissed at noon in order that the pupils could go to
neighboring towns to get their books. Tuesday, then the pupils were ready in earnest. Four teachers, namely, Prof. Smiley,
Misses Lucy Robertson, Fern Webber, and Mrs. Golden have been employed to teach the coming term and patrons of the school
are looking forward to a most successful school term. Last year only three teachers were employed, giving the teachers
more pupils than was convenient to properly handle; and owing to this condition the board was instructed to hire four
teachers and prepare four rooms for use which they hoped would better conditions.
TAKES CHARGES OF P.O.
T.L. McGeorge took charge of the Post Office of Saturday September 5th and is actively engaged in the discharge of his
official duties. Post Master McGeorge will put forth every effort to accommodate the patrols of this office as has our
retiring Post Master Jackson. Miss Dorothy Jackson has been retained as assistant.
We have new ink wells in the Prof's room. Like to see any one spill ink now.
Monday the Prof's room started out for real hard work. The programs were rearranged so all the classes could be heard,
which could not be done before on or before on account of so many classes.
To the patrons of the ENTERPRISE we take the following method of informing you of our acquiring this paper. We extend to
all a hearty greeting. As we are well known it will be of no avail for us to give you our past history. We hope no one
can speak any serious wrong of us as we come to us. We are in the hopes that we part as good friends as we now are.
Thanking all in advance for your support we wish to remain. Yours for success. C.Dee Colburn
Miss Sadie L. Shotwell took charge of the telephone exchange Monday noon. J. Andrew Bobbitt who is going on the road as a
runner for the American Candy Co. of Chicago. Miss Sadie will not be as the old timers as she grew up along with the
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ORGANIZING BRASS BAND
The young folks of the city are organizing a brass band with 20 members. They are being instructed by Geo. Conlisk, who
will be assisted by C.O. Adsit. Each member purchased his own instrument and the band will be a strong one, owing to the
fact that there are about a half dozen or more former band players who will also join as soon as the new members are under
headway. The instruments have all arrived and the boys practiced for their first time Tuesday night at the schoolhouse.
There isn't anything that benefits and affords so much pleasure to a town as a good band and we know the boys will receive
the proper amount of encouragement and backing at the hands of Terlton's businessmen.
MCGEORGE APPOINTED P.M.
T.L. McGeorge, one of the four who took the civil service examination for the Terlton post office, at Pawnee, in April,
made the highest percent, and received notice of his appointment as Postmaster at this place, the first of the week. We
understand the change will be made September 1st.
SCHOOL OPENS SEPT. 7TH
The Terlton public school will commence a nine months term Monday Sept. 7th. Ernest Smiley will be the Principal, while
Miss Lucy Robertson will teach the intermediate room, and Mrs. Golden, nee Langston, will have charge of the primary room.
We predict a successful term of school. Two years high school course will also be taught.
The colored folks held a baptizing Sunday at the bridge on House Creek. Four candidates were baptized.
The Wright Hotel has made a croquet yard at the rear of their store which proves to be a popular past time for both young
Prof. Ollie Keeton resigned his position as time keeper for the Petroleum Iron Words Co. and has accepted the principle-ship
of the Skeedee Schools.
With the able assistance of S.V. Barnum, a one armed union printer last week, we are at least caught up with our office
work. We turned out several jobs and are ready for more.
DRUG STORE SOLD
The Terlton Drug Company changed hands on last Saturday when C. M. Hughes sold the entire stock, fixtures, etc. to E.S.
Norris, who is not only a shrewd business man, but a registered druggist as well. He is well known to Terlton people who
welcome him among the businessmen of our city. Mr. Hughes has been successful in the drug business and we understand that
he will emerge in some other business in the city.
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Harrah! School is going to be dismissed Friday. So the kids can go to the Hallett Fair.
The school basketball team has organized. The members play as follows: Russel haws, forward, Capt. Kennith Jackson, Berton
Bell, Center, George Edgar, guard and Coin Cranbrink.
OCT. 7 -10 PAWNEE COUNTY FAIR HALLETT
Grandpa and Grandma Barnard, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Colburn and Austen Colburn went to Hallett in Grandpa's car, to take A.A.
Colburn's broom exhibit to the fair Wednesday.
PRODUCTS TO REPLACE
It pays in more than one to go to Sunday School now days. Last Friday all the pupils who had been to Sunday school three
times in succession were dismissed after the last recess, which we that were excused thought mighty nice.
T.L. McGeorge is making arrangements to move the post office into the Old Mink building Thursday.
C.I. Shapard, President of the First National of Pawnee was in town Tuesday to attend the directors meeting of the First
National Bank of Terlton.
We have with us a new business man in the capacity of a dray and transfer man, he is an old resident of this place, in fact,
he grew to manhood in Terlton, as we are all well acquainted with him it will be no use to give his past history. Olen
Shotwell is the lucky one.
Roy Davidson is working the roads down his way this week. Looks as if we were going to have better roads doesn't it?
Marshall Showalter of Mannford was in town Sunday greeting old time friends.
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THE KING OF TUSCALOOSA
The musical farce presented at the Burgess building Thursday. Night by the pupils of the public school under the direction
of S.A. McReynolds was attended by a fair sized crowd and was a marked success. The children showed careful training and
the chorus work was particularly good, the sailors chorus from Mr. McReyonds opera "The Real Thing" sung by ten small
children, making a special hit. The main drawback to the performance was the lack of a suitable place to rehearse. This
reminds us of the crying need of this community, which is a consolidation of the Terlton school with neighboring districts
or portions of the same, with an increase of school accommodations, including a school auditorium that could be used for
all public gatherings and entertainments of a worthy nature.
Mrs. Jackson, Dora, Kenneth, and Moral Ross motored over to Pawnee Tuesday, they had several punctures and a blowout or two
but arrived home at 9:00 p.m.
Work will soon begin on the P.O. and G's tank farm half mile east of town and will assure work for men and teams for several
months. This will bring back to Terlton the same increase in business that has been enjoyed for the past year or so.
SCHOOL WAS CLOSED FRIDAY FOR A WEEKS VACATION
Charlie Langstron has been out of school a couple of days this week, must'ave gone huntin' an' never came back.
Fresh supply of telephone batteries direct from the factory. C.E. Kibbe Adv.
Will Hogan was home for Xmas after much difficulty, he started to drive over from Drumright Thursday afternoon, the roads
were so bad and the snow got so thick, Willie left his wagon before he got to Jennings and lost he mules some where on the
road. He walked in home arriving at 2 o'clock that night.
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The First National Bank of Terlton
ON AND AFTER DEC. 1st, 1914, THE WAR TAX IS ON
Promissary notes on all sums not exceeding $100 will be 2c. and for each additional 100 or fractional part thereof, 2c;
Conveyances – deeds, etc., - from $100 to 500, 50 c; and for each additional 500 or fractional part thereof, 50 c.
STAMPS TO BE AFFIXED AND CANCELED BY THE MAKER
We are now in possession of two of the largest apples Terlton ever contained and are going to keep them for a few days
where you may see them, but we say now they are ours and in no wise will they be allowed to pass from our care, why, just
because we have made up our minds to see how they taste and are determined to keep them for our own use. They were brought
from Idaho and given to Ye Editor by John Parshall as he came to make a visit to his relatives and many friends as well as
to view again the scenes in earlier day and we must say this much for John and we are sure you will all feel it is true and
it is this there is not a person in town but what is very glad to see John here again, in the earlier history of this
community Mr. Parshall played an important part at least among the younger generation for he was for years a teacher in the
Terlton schools and other schools in this county in fact he gave many of us all the "Book Larnin" we have. Johnnie, as he
was and is known by all, has for the last three or four years been in the west where he has tried his hand at many things,
even picking some of the finest apples.
TERLTON ENTERPRISEJan. 14th, 1915
Deputy Sheriff Bob Moore meets an untimely end at the hands of one of the men who attempted to rub the bank here Tuesday
afternoon. Having hastily organized a posse of some thirty five or forty men most of who were armed with pistols and small
caliber rifles, Bob gave chase to the robbers and overtook same as they were mounting their horses but was unable to open
fire for fear of hitting some of the men held by the bandits at which point one of the bandits opened fire on the posse and
at the second or third shot that was fired at this time Bob fell with a heavy Winchester ball through his heart.
Terlton is unable even to beg or to express her grief over the loss of one of her best citizens and business men. Bob
having made this town his home for the last few years and was a man that made friends of every one who he came in contact
with. He was strictly fair and always on the square never trying to run any but his own affairs,
In losing S.R. Moore, Terlton is losing the best man for a peace officer that it ha ever been our lot to acquire. He had just been appointed Deputy by County Sheriff Webber and had only received his commission just a few days before the bank was robbed and he met his untimely end at the hand of the bandit. He leaves a wife and four children, a boy and thee girls to come to manhood and womanhood without the help of a fathers care, also a father, one sister and sever brothers to mourn his loss, his mother and brother having gone on before.
After a brief prayer service at the home where the body was taken to Jennings where funeral services were held in the
Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Jenning. Interment was made in the Jennings cemetery his mother lies.
TERLTON ENTERPRISE Jan. 21st, 1915
Virgil Gwinn, four year old son of Mr. And Mrs. John Gwinn died at the home of Chas. Gwin last Friday morning at about nine
o'clock after suffering only a few days with spinal meningitis. Interment was made that afternoon in the Terlton cemetery.
The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
The work of putting the new cement floor in the stone building owned by J.O. Barnard is progressing very nicely. A.A.
Colburn and son who are doing the work expect to begin laying the cement sometime this week The talk is that we are to
have a new drug store in this building as soon as it is put in repair.
KEEP THE WHOLE HOUSEHOLD MERRY. YOU CAN IF YOU USE "PRIDE OF PERRY" FLOUR.
You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make him drink;
Surround a fool with wisdom but you cannot make him think.
You show an ingrate kindness and get injured for your pains;
You can dress a dude in fashion but you cannot give him brains.
You can bring the rich to justice but it takes a lot of time;
While the poor man goes to prison the rich one pays the time.
If you study human nature, you'll find freaks of every strain;
Some you see excel in stature, others great with nerve and brain.
You'll find lots of fault to criticixe—perhaps some traits to praise,
But its just as nature made us guys that explains our funny ways.
Don't get too close to the buzz saw, or tickle a mule that's tame;
Don't give advice to those in love or bet on another's game.
Feb. 11, 1915
When the work that is under way is finished Terlton can boast of some streets that are in good shape for this work is being
one up in workmanlike manner and we are sure that it will be a permanent improvement.
The above mentioned piece of street has been in very bad shape for some time but could not be fixed on account of the bad
weather but the pretty days we have been having these last few days have let the men have a fair show and it is being
improved in a way that will make us proud.