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The Beaver Herald
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John E. SwsJm.
O. F. PruetL
MIm Mae Maple.
Clerk of XHtU Court
Clerk ot Co. Court
RS- of Deed
H. D. Peekham.
II . M BuMek.
Com. 2d Bit t. A
A. II Fox, Ivanhoe
A.Haskell. Elm wood
Com. Sd Dlit. W. S. Vandebnrj?, Couch,
A Retrospective View.
Few people who now lire within the
original boundt of what wai once No
Man'i Land, now Beaver, Texai and
Cimarron countiei, know the anoma
lous condition under which the origi
nal settlers lived. It was not within
tho bounds ot any state. There is no
, history of the formation of No-Man'
Land, except the history of the forma
tion of the adjacent states, which Is in
mind, but is too long to record here,
but, in brief, this area, No-Mnn's Land,
first belonged to Spain, then to the
Republic of Mexico, then to tho Re
public of Texas, later the Statu of Tex
as, and finally passed by purchase to
the United States, to become the Pub
lic Laud Strip, tho purchase being
made from the State of Texan In 1850,
Texas parting with all tho territory
known as free territory, which Includ
ed this strip and all of Hint portion of
tho Stato extending north to the Ar
kansas river In blocking nut othet
states In the subsequent formation of
udjaucnt commonwealths, this couulrj
was left out. Prior to 1830 Texas had
jurisdiction over this area, fur It was a
part of that state, but ufter that time
from I860 to 1800, forty long years, it
was the Land of No Man, To quote
from a net I known authority: ''Tin
only spot on Amerlcnn soil where then
was ncithor law nor shadow of author
Ity, where might win right, nnd every
man was u law unto lilniBolr. Till
trip of land in tho heart of the gov
ernment, in so far as legal nuthorit
guos, stood as it did at the dawn of cre
ation." Yet tho country was at ull
tiraus filled with superb citizenship,
men who regarded thu rights of their
followmen and kept them inviolate,
because they were Americans submit
ting themselves to a true test which
brought out tho very best that uas In
them. If men occasionally turned bad
which sometimes happened, quick,
summary Justice was meted out, and
it Is a mooted question whether or not
somo of tho same kind of Juntloo would
not be satisfactory to the public needs
of this day and time. Wo believe that
w' it would bo in somo instances. In
. theso days and times tho lawyers first
BOOj'try to clear a criminal by honet wit-
.RjiJI (njso8i but moro often with munufac-
m .it jured testimony, and if that fulls, then
3aolpfX9j,nn attempt to got in sulllcleut
'"O 16 9WflJ yiicause n reversal In the su
premo court. If countries or common
vraaUbsnr gnvorned best which nro
pjejkj(i,lje'yjL'd, tills country was nt
".jfiM.VfeSn'fljft"1 ""Pent from 1860 to
MUatharfP&$'hoyFlP Rore not Prcent
or who were.'not acquainted with the
t'vM'i.milnrir ft country uhiiuk bihiib
an oi mat pcriou arc uoi quanueu to
pass Judgment on tho citizenship of
that period ; but one writer, thorough
ly western, fully npprealatin., condi
tions, made these remarks con ernlng
a citizen who had passed over the
Great Divide. "His enrly assnclatlnnn
wore among tho men who established
and maintained a code of morals and
justice which has neverbeen surpassed
by statutory enactment in any land.
In n community which was without
law or legal status, they manifested a
regard for the rights of their fellows
and for social and moral ethics which
was at once tho wonder and pride of
the nation." No man would care to bo
back, however, to that period without
the authority of courts of justlco, but
at the same tlmo peoplu seemed to got
along about as woll, and maybe a little
better, than they do now at least tho
inhabitants wore stalwart Characters,
for conditions developed the best that
that was In men, and in a sense might
was right, and yet no man's rights
were trampled under foot.
From 1890 to the present tlmo the
history of tho country is well within
tho memory of many present inhabit
ants of original Denver Uounty, for In
that year the Public Laud Strip was
added to Oklahoma as the seventh
county in tho Territory, and the coun
try was placed under tho Jurisdiction
ot Courts of Justice, after being de
prived of tho civilizing Influonco ot
oaurts for period of forty years, Ko
other portion of the United Stsfs has
a history similar to this section of the
country, and some individual with tal
ent will some day prepare the story of
No-Man's Ijwd in the form of a hittor
ical novel mingling fiction with fact,
and if properly prepared, it will bo
one of the best sellers of the period
For many jears No-Man's Land was
an extension of the Cherokee Outlet,
where Indians hunted buffalo unmo
lested and without fear of government
interference for getting off the reserv
ation: later on with the extermination
o. the buffalo, the Indians quit vl-lt-ing
this locality and it became iat. as
n range stock country, and fur Tears it
was the greatest open range country
in the world. Your subscriber got In
on the tail end of the period without
law or courts of Justice, early enough
to leo a few roving bands of Indians
who passed back and forth between
New Mexico and the Indian Territory
on Tiiitlng and trading expeditions,
but it was as a cow country, when out
on a big roandup, nnd around the
enuefc wagon that the joy of living
reached its zenith; where the conk no
tided the tenderfoot to "climb a
wheel," as he was about to call the
boys to dinner, and of evenings tin-
biys irould assemble about a roundup
camp or chuck wagon to hear a good
linger render the songs of the period
Under such conditions every man war
in the pink of health, and good nature
naturally goes with good health, and
money matters didn't bother anybody
With such environment no man could
help enjoying life, unless he was bTn
with a grouch.
"Drap the magazine, 13111," hear the
"Quit your game of sol, Rutto, no time
Shake that squeaky fiddle, Red, go and
git yer boss.
Dutch, ain't you got duties as the
chuck wagin' boss?
Shuck that novel, Texas, loafln's now
G tsh-a-mighty, fellers, this yere's
Mr. Editor, I couldn't help quoting
ono verse nt least of an old-time cow
puncher song when I thought of the
glory of departed days, but after all,
the ridiculous very often mixes well
with more sober thought, and life !
what wo make it. However, the his
tory of No-Man's Land Is most inter
esting nnd moro people ought to know
P S -Another verse or two won't
do nny harm:
"Range glttln' grassy,
Winter's drawed Ills claws;
Calves aro fat and sassy,
Toasln of their maws.
Loulln' dHys are over,
Dreamin' time is gone;
No moru life In clover,
Fer the roundup's on "
"Cori n nlive, you fellers," hear the
"Drap yore books and banjos, fetch
yore Buddies out;
Put nway them card decks; wrangle
up jcro traps;
Git your spurs an' lass ropes, buckle
on yoro chaps
No moro Nawthron blizzards, weath
er's soft and prime,
Nachur's fairly yelplu' that It's round
Otherwiso the packagp may not be de-
llveied. Dick Quinn In Guymon
A Girl's Wild AUdnight Ride
To warn people of a fearful forest
lire in the CatRkills a young girl rode
hrsebiick at midnight and saved nivn)
lives. Her deed wat glorious hut liver
aro often saved by Dr. King's New
Discover) In curing lung trouble.
coughs and colds, which might have
ended In consumption or pneumonia
"It cured mo of a dreadful cough and
lung disease," writes W It Patterson,
Wellington, Tex., "after four In our
familv hnd died with consumption, and
I gained 87 pounds " Nothing so sure
and safu for all throat nnd lung troub
les. Price 60 nnd 1 00. Trinl bottle
free Guaranteed by Fred O. Tracy
"Yes," said n good woman who was
describing the Inst Illness of a friend,
"alio was taken suddenly sick with
pantomino poisoning, nnd four doctors
came to tlm house and insulted about
her und diagrammed her case very
closely. They decided that alio had
eaten some fish or something that had
paragraphs in it, and so they gavo her a
hypocritical Injection of a serial that
would destroy the bisilica, but it
didn't seem to help any, and she soon
was In n state of chromo "Chicago
A Hero In a Lighthouse.
For years J S. Donahue, So. Haven,
Mich , a civil war captain, as a light
house keeper, averted awful wrecks,
but a queer fact is, lie misht barn been
n wreck, himself, If Eleatrio Bitters
had not provented. "They cured me
I of kidney trouble and chills," he
writes, ''after I had taken other so
called cures for years, without ben
efit and they also improved my stulit
Now, at seventy I am feeling flue "
For dyapepsla, Indigestion, all stom
ach, liver and kidney troubles, they're
without equal, Try thorn Only OOcts,
I at Fred C, Tracy's.
District No. 24.
The party at W. M. Burn
Thursday was well attended and all
report a good time.
Ben Ward, who has been In eastern
parts, returned home the last of the
S M Gnfford and wife visited the
latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs Hubert
Richards, Saturday and Sunday.
Omer Hustcd has leased a quarter of
school land and is going to make it his
Last Monday night, while the wind
was high, fire broke out at the home of
J. W Montgomery Several of the
neighbors gathered and the fire was
soon under control The fire stnrted
from where Mr, Montgomery had been
setting IiIm wagon tires.
Mr. and Mrs W. M Wright return
ed home from Kansas, where they had
been visiting their son, T. J
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Summers and fam
ily, Will Lynch, wife and baby, and
Angle Wright ato Christmas dinner nt
Charles Husted who has been In
Kill oonnty for some time, returned
tlie first of the week.
Siatk or Onto, City of Tolbdo, )
Lucas County. m
Frank J henoy makes oath that he
is senior partner of the firm of F. J
Cheney & Co., doing business in the
City of Toledo, County ond State afore
said, and that said firm will pay the
sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each and every caso of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by tiie use of Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Fiiank J. Ciiknet.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
In my presence, this Oth day of Decem
ber, A. D. 18S0,
ISbal. A.W Glkas i.v,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, nnd acts directly on tho blood
nnd mucous surfaces of the system.
Send tnf testimonials free
F. J. CHENEY A O, Toledo, O.
Sold by all DruggNts, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for consti
pation. Sophia 'latter.
Mrs J O Baringer met with a very
painful accident a few days ago In
gome to see n sick child at Clark Mur
ray's. Just ns she left tho public road
to gn to the house, a large bulldog and
another dog owned by M'irrny, at
tacked her Getting her down, they
bit her badly, biting and chewing her
anklo and breast, and dragged her
some distance before they could bo
driven off by Mrs and Mr 'Murray.
Mrs Uaringer is still in bed, and una
liie to bear any weight upon her foot,
which is very badly swollen and very
Didn't wo have a beautiful Christ
mas? Quite a contrast from Christ
mas of 1011.
Tho Mothers' Club gave n very nice
program nt their tree Tuesday night,
the tree Itself bring n thing ot beauty
All the children in the house were re
membered, nnd the grown folks were
not forgotten either by Old Santa
Claus. Everyono seemed to enjoy
the occasion greatly
Allie Leahman has sold his farm
southeast of LaKemp for (3,600. Do
not know where ho will locate yet, but
presume It will be nearer a railroad
Mr. and Mrs. Luther Williams nd
children nre spending thu holiday sea
son near Beloit, Karisas, with Mrs.
Williams's people, Mrs, W.'s brother
is looking after Arthur's chores while
they are away
Too bad that E. E. McGartcy wasn't
at home to welcome tho little grand
son that camo to spend Christmas at
his home, Monday, tlm 10th. Christy
and Jim are in a dilemma as to what
should be his first Christmas present.
We would suggest a set of stora teeth
and a wig, Jim.
Broomcnrn seems to bo getting a
little better price now. W have hoard
of several selling at from $50 to (80 per
ton, In Higgins, lately May the good
work go on until it reaches a price that
will pay tho producer a good profit.
Jonn Hcnsnn camo homo from Alva,
whero he has been attending school, to
spend the holiday vacation with Ma,
Hhd it seems bo good to be at home
again that we understand ho has given
jp thu Idea of going back.
Well drillers are putting down a well
for Bud Murray. Asa Kile is doing
the work. Hu just finished a well for
A. J. Williams.
Our school begins Monday after a
Georgo Caskey is building two more
rooms to his house. Mr. Baringer Is
doing the nail driving.
SI 00 Per Plate.
was paid at a banquet to Henry Clay,
In New Orleans In 1842. Mighty cost
ly for those with stomach trouble or
indigestion Today people everywhere
use Dr King's New Life Pills for these
troubles n well as liver, kidney and
bowel disorders. Easy, safe, sure.
Only Mcts. at Fred O. Tracy's.
Kiowa Flash Light.
Mrs. Martin was calling on Mrs.
Warble and Mrs. Wllletts Thursday.
Bill Singers came down in his car
from Beaver to spend the holidays
with his two brothers, and was out Joy
riding and blew up one of his tires, so
had to lay up for a few days until he
could send for repairs.
C. M Smith took a load of wheat to
F J Birdsall had a very sick hone
A big crowd was out Friday night at
the literary at North Ivanhoe, and e
erybody had a eood time. The have a
good entertainment there Friday eve
ning. A broomcorn buyer CMne out Fridaj
from Ltverne and offered $30 to $4(
per ton for brush, but he was not get
ting any to our knowledge, as most ol
the people nre holding for better
Willie Valentine went to Amnrlllo
to get SCO head or cattle which the
bought, and will feed them out here.
They have a large amount of feed on
hand which they want to use up li
O. M Smith was called to Laverm
Saturday on a business deal
Ben Jett bought five head of cattle
from Andy Fritsch, and three head
from Mr McGuire.
Robert I'attnn has traded his fine
team of mules to Ben Jett, nnd now
you can look to see thu dust fly when
Benny gets out on the road
James Stewart haB sold his Knflii
for two bits per bushel, and was deliv
ering the same Saturday to Ben Jett
and D McGuire.
Red Martin and S. Ridenour went
down to Laverne Saturday to see tin
sights and find out about broomcorn
Yates and Hoggins havo sold then
entire crop of brush for $50 per ton de
livered at Higeins. Just t'n week
ago this same kind of brush was Leirr
b night by i he same people and nt tha
time $35 was all they could pay for it
Looks to a man up a tree that the
(the buyers) were going to open the!
big hearts and unto up a littlo to In
duce the growers to put in a big cru
the coming season. How many c
your readers will agree to plant n
brnoinoorn or help n neiiihbnr tlut wii
plant it in 1013? Please comment i
this and pass it on. Let us hear fron
you through these columns.
Saturday evening, as Red Martii
und Mr Ridenour wero returnlni
from Laverne, tha bolt that holds tin
doubletrees broke, and Red was tryin
to repair tho same, when, in stoopim
down, ono of his mules kicked him li
the face, and now he carries a blacV
eye, and one side nt Ills face is badlj
skinned up It was lucky that he wu
not any closer to get the full effect ol
the kick or It might have been moit
serious. As It waa it was a very nar
row escape from n serious injury.
The Gaines boys left Sunday morn
ing for Excelsior Springs, Mo,, when
they go for the winter
Bert Sanger made a business trip to
May on New Year's day.
Ed Bell. M F Hethcock and Art
Sawyer went to Laverne Wednesdu
witli btoomcorn which was not sold.
Buyers have been out looking for h
littlo brush, but when you ask them to
go eighty rod to ono side from their
main line of travel to look at a crop
of brush, they will tell you they havi
no time now, for they have all wintei
to buy brush in.
James Stuart has rented tho Gill
Dennisnn farm, -1 miles east of Ivanhoi
and moved there last Friday.
Somewhat ot a change In tho weath
er Saturday from mild and warm to
chilly northwest wind with zr:ro weath
or closely following,
Ben Jett sold his team of mules that
ho bought a week ago to D. Dullard,
who had decided to farm this year.
Frank Taft has moved into tho O L.
Petty resilence at Madison and will
live in town awhile.
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