143 YEARS AGO
A NEW HOTEL, one square east of Depot in EUFAULA, I.T.
The proprietor respectfully calls the attention of the public to THE FOREST HOTEL, and is well prepared to accommodate them at reasonable rates. The Table will at all times be furnished with the BEST THE MARKET AFFORDS.
Rates to suit parties. JOHN F. INGRAM, Prop.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Compiled from various sources
– Two tribes of Canadian Indians, the Mandrith and Salteaux, are said to be waging a war of extermination against each other. A large number have been killed on each side.
– The Chairman of the Ute Commission telegraphs the Secretary of the Interior that more than three-fourths of the male adults of the Ute bands have signed the treaty. As the law requires the signatures of only three-quarters, the Secretary will instruct the Commissioners in regard to the execution of the treaty.
– A law just passed and gone into effect in the Chickasaw Nation imposes a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000 upon every native for every white man employed by him in taking care of and assisting in raising stock, with imprisonment of not less than one nor more than 12 months additional, at the option of the Court. An act has also been passed establishing the price of a license to marry a native at fifty dollars.
Much uneasiness is felt in Italy on account of the action of Garibaldi, who has gone to Genoa accompanied by a number of his extreme radical followers. The situation is considered rife with serious possibilities, and the demonstration that awaits Garibaldi upon his arrival at Genoa is likely to be of the most radical character.
117 YEARS AGO
Friday, September 21, 1906
BRYAN WILL SPEAK IN EUFAULA WEDNESDAY
Through the efforts of Hon. C.H. Tully, congressional committeeman of the Indian Territory, W.J. Bryan has been induced to pay Eufaula a visit on his swiftly moving trip through the territories At the solicitation of the Democratic state committee, Mr. Tully has accepted an invitation to accompany Mr. Bryan through Indian Territory, and after leaving McAlester on his way to Muskogee, the train will stop here at 8:30 on Wednesday night, Sept. 26, and the people given an opportunity of seeing the distinguished statesman and also listening to what he may have to say from a platform near the depot.
THE INDIAN CAMP MEETING
The Creek Indians of the Baptist denomination held a camp meeting at the Eufaula Baptist church, two miles west, on Friday and Saturday of last week, which was well attended from the surrounding neighborhood. The preaching was in the Creek language, of course, and a spirit of religious enthusiasm evolved which was edifying in the highest degree.
SOMEWHAT OF A PUMPKIN VINE
J.F. Whitson, a farmer living near Old Creek court house, west of Eufaula, was in town Thursday and informed the Indian Journal that he has a pumpkin vine growing on his farm, one branch of which measures 73 feet in length while another measures 53 feet.
On the vine are growing 50 pumpkins, ranging in size from the dimensions of a hens egg to that of a bushel basket.
100 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 13, 1923
INDIAN SURVIVES SHOTGUN BATTLE
Bud McNac, full-blood Creek Indian, who was shot a week ago last Sunday afternoon in a sawed-off shotgun duel with Ed Weaver, at the McNac home near Hitchita, will live, according to an announced of Dr. g.W. Graves, attending physician.
Weaver, who was bored through the abdomen in the duel, died last week from the wound. The two men had been at “out” for a year, according to the neighbors, and had engaged in fist fights on numerous occasions.
FIRST SEASON GAME: EUFAULA SWEDES VS. HARTSHORNE The Eufaula Swedes open the 1923 football season here Friday with the hard fighting team from Hartshorne.
Coach Harry Hansard, with assistant Coach Jim O’Reilly, and Captain Bood Pipkins, have had the boys out for practice now every afternoon for the past two weeks, and while not in as good shape as they expect to be later on in the season, the team as a whole, looks good and we believe will be able to win a very large majority of their games.
75 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 16, 1948
Ironheads to Open Season Friday With Wagoner It’s football time again. The slightly altered aggregation of Ironheads who went through six straight games undefeated last year, will open the 1948 gridiron menu on the home filed tomorrow (Friday) night.
On the first course will be the Wagoner Bulldogs, defeated in the 1947 opener by Eufaula, 19 to 13.
Ernest Posey, Indian Veteran, Is Buried Friday Ernest M. Posey, 52, native Eufaula Creek Indian, died last Wednesday in the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark., after a brief illness.
A veteran of both World Wars, Mr. Posey spent five years in the Navy during the recent war. In active combat in several major campaigns, he survived the sinking of two battleships.
National Guard Marks Anniversary
September 16 is National Guard Day. This is the eighth anniversary of the Guard’s entrance into Federal service before World War II.
50 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 13, 1973
Your Men Of City Organize Jaycees
Final organization meeting of the new Eufaula Jaycee chapter will be held in Headquarters, Inc. on Thursday, Sept. 13,1973 at 7:30 p.m.
Major business item will be the eleciton of officers.
Damsite Road Programmed For Completion In 1974
A meeting held in Muskogee on Tuesday resulted in an agreement by the Oklahoma Highway Department and Poogie Brightman, District Two Commissioner, to build and blacktop the County road from the Damsite to the Texanna-Porum road.
Eufaula Manufacturing Co. Holds Open House Sept. 5
Eufaula Manufacturing Company had an official opening on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at the new plant located in the industrial site.
The company has been in operation for a year, but just moved to its new location.
25 YEARS AGO
Thursday, September 10, 1998
“Yes” Vote Gets New School For Students
Vote Yes for the children. That’s what school officials are asking.
Eufaula Board of Education has called for a Bond Election in conjunction with the State Run-Off Primary, Sept. 15, 1998.
The school plans to start a three-phase building project. First on the drawing board is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. A new bulding would replace Dixie Elementary and Jefferson Davis schools.
Dixie was built in 1899. It was the first free school in Eufaula and housed 37 students and two teachers.
City Council Splits Vote; Smith Serving As Mayor
Eufaula City Councilors split the vote Tuesday, Sept. 1, to elect Councilor Dean Smith as Council President. Smith will serve as acting mayor until the Special Election set for Nov. 3, 1998 when Eufaula voters will elect a mayor to serve out the four year unexpired term.
City Mayor Candidates Filing Period Sept. 21-23
Candidates for municipal office for Mayor of Eufaula will file Declarations of Candidacy at the McIntosh County Election Board beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, Sept. 21 and will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 5 p.m.