143 YEARS AGO Wednesday, August 19, 1880
School rapidly improves students
An Indian school, under charge of the Sisters of Charity of the new Cour d’Alene agency in Washington Territory, numbers 27 pupils, ranging in age from 10 to 14 years.
The pupils read, write, spell and explain calculations in arithmetic almost equally as well as white children.
They are neatly clad, appear interested in their studies and are evidently making rapid progress.
The News in Brief
– The Democratic majority in Alabama is likely to reach or exced 75,000.
– The New Mexico Democratic Territorial Convention nominated Hon. Miguel Otero for Delegate to Congress.
– The population of St. Louis, which was finally determined by the Special Agent charged with the revision of the census returns, is 333,577.
Guilty of Manslaughter
Daniel Henerada, a young man about 18 years of age, charged with the murder of James Conors, near Eufaula, I.T., last November, was place on trial in the U.S. court last Friday.
The trial lasted until Wednesday evening, when the jury returned a verdict of manslaughter.
The Fall Term of Indian University, at Baptist Mission Building at Tahlequah, Ind. Terr, will begin on Monday, Sept. 6, 1880. – A.C. Bacon, A.M president.
117 YEARS AGO Friday, August 17, 1906
Eufaula’s Picnic A Big Success 3,000 thousand people are entertained
Eufaula’s big picnic and barbecue came off on scheduled time and was one of the most enjoyable and successful picnics that the people of this community have witnessed for years.
Early in the morning great strings of wagons began to arrive, coming from as far as 25 miles away.
The young men and ladies flocked in on their ponies looking for the time of their lives and they had it.
A DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN FUND
Democrats of the new state were the fist to follow the lead of Bryant in the matter of collecting campaign funds. Instead of going to corporations for contributions, and thus obligating the party to favor them, new state democracy will go to the people for the money with which to carry on the battle. This means that what the democratic party does will be for the people, the only ones to whom it is in any way indebted.
CREEKS SEEK LAND GRAFTERS
The Creek nation has a delegation of three citizens out in the nation now gathering information against persons who are charged with having fraudulently secured enrollment and allotments in the Creek Nation.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 9, 1923
EUFAULA PAYS TRIBUTE TO
Memorial services for the late President Harding will be held at the high school auditorium in the city Friday morning, Aug. 10, at 10:30 o’clock at which time the Rev. W.S. Wiley, Baptist minister of Muskogee, will make the principal address.
WALTON DECLARES DAY OF MOURNING ARDMORE – Gov. Walton issued a proclamation here today designating next Friday as a day of sorrow, mourning and prayer. The governor called upon all communities and individuals to unite in a fitting tribute to the memory of the late President Harding during the day of his funeral at Marion, Ohio.
THE DEATH OF A PRESIDENT (editorial)
The death of President Harding must set the country to thinking whether the burden that they place on a president is not almost more than a man can bear. Mr. Wilson was broken in health by the cares and responsibilities that came on him with crushing weight, and now his successor crumbles under the same strain.
It may be said that Mr. Harding’s death was due primarily to the attack of indigestion that he suffered on his return from Alaska. Yet the chances are that such an attack would never have proved serious had his physique not been weakened by the intense and unremitting strain to which the holder of this high office is subjected.
75 YEARS AGO Thursday, August 12, 1948
HOGAN SEEKS MANDAMUS FOR DEPUTY SALARY
Charging the McIntosh county Board of Commissioners with arbitrary and capricious conduct in denying his office funds for a third deputy, Rufus Hogan, County Clerk, has filed a suit in District Court for a writ of mandamus compelling the Board to restore the deputy salary to the annual budget.
Wildcat Whiskey Hauler Arrested
Garland Fite, Wilburton, was released from custody Friday after entering a plea of not guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of whisky, and posting cash bond in the county court.
Sheriff Clarence Douglas arrested the Latimer county man on Eufaula Main Street. Fite was driving a pickp truck loaded with 50 gallons of wildcat whisky in kegs, which the sheriff confiscated.
Stidham Carnival Next Wednesday
A carnival and ice cream social will be held at Stidham High School Wednesday night, Aug. 18, to raise money for school improvements. The teachers, parents and community of Stidham are cooperating in the event.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 9, 1973
Construction Of New State National State Bank To Begin
Plans for a new State National Bank building have been completed, R.L. Simpson, Jr., bank president, announced this week. Construction of the building, which will be located on the former Tully Hotel site, will begin within the next 10 days with actual completion scheduled within five months.
State National Bank received its original charter in 1910 and opened for business on January 30, 1911, with R.L. Simpson, Sr., as its president.
The bank has had only two presidents in its history, the late Robert L. Simpson, Sr., and Robert L. Simpson, Jr. The elder Simpson was president until his death at the age of 87 in 1962 when his son assumed his duties.
A reunion of former students of the Eufaula Boarding School and Eufaula Dormitory will be held Saturday, Aug. 18 at the Eufaula Dormitory facility.
New Business Recognized
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Goodwin, who reside in the Coon Creek area of Eufaula, recently purchased the Eufaula Skating Rink which is located on the shores of Lake Eufaula near the fairgrounds. They purchased the business from Mr. and Mrs. Chester Sockwell of Ratcliffe, Ark., who constructed and operated the skating rink.
25 YEARS AGO
Thursday, August 6, 1998
Public Hearing Set For Thursday On Relocation Of Police Dept.
City Marshal Bill Day, Mayor Joe Johnson and the entire city council invite interested citizens and residents to attend a public hearing on the relocation of the Eufaula Police Department to the Youth and Family Services Center building.
The City Marshal noted that the department had outgrown the current site located within city hall.
City Facing More Legal Problems
The past two Monday nights have been busy ones for the Eufaula City Council. July 7 a special session ws held to discuss still more legal action and Aug. 3 was the regular montyy meeting.
The latest legal action has been filed by residents Delores Johnson and David Nelson. They want a judge to let them intervene with a lawsuit filed recently by the Eufaula Public Works Authority against the City of Eufaula.
My Aunt GiGi’s Offers Italian Cuisine
The flavor of Old Italy can now be found locally, at My Aunt Gigi’s Italian Restaurant, owned and operated by Frank Sage and Carol Rechcygiel.
The restaurants owners made the decision to locate to the Eufaula area earlier this year after visiting.
While living in Denver, Colo., Sage developed a heart condition and upon the advice of his physician, he and Rechcygiel sought to relocate to an area with a better climate.