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THE DAILY ARDMOREITE.
THREE Situated on the head waters of the Crystal-clear Blue River. It overlooKs rich valleys of picturesque homesteads and I pleasing farm views. For miles in all directions the eye beholds one grand panoramic sweep of undulating prairie j lands. Spring fed streams sRirt the level valleys, and flow between rich meadows and rolling pastures. Investigate. rdtrorc, 3unday, October 15, 1900. ci nr s t , '".'"'-''(TJ'?' The Churches of Roff. y '4 $ Citizen's Concert Band. Farmers' Bank, Roff. Indian Territory Is it beautiful coun try. Its towns, like parks ami (lower gardens, aro laid out In plonsnnt plncos. The rnllronds, It a threads of commerce nnd trallic, passing through rich valleys and fertllo plains, rend n mantle richness nnd reveal untold bounties of wealth bidden wllblu it productive aull nnd mineral more houses. Among these towns some are de tlned. by the prestlKe alrendy xnlued and by the liberal supimrt of an ex ceedingly responsive not I, to forgo abend and outstrip their neighbors, be coming the centers of trade for a. coun try conceded lo bo tho Jiiost product ive and capable of diversification of j nny within the united States. Hoff. In the Chickasaw Nation, stands pre-eminent :uuohk these Ter ritory towns. Situated upon the mnln line of the Frisco railroad about sixty-live miles north of the Texas bor der. It Is Inld out In u lownstte of sur passing lieauty, near tho head waters of the crystal-clear Ulna river. Tho highest summits of tho residence por tions of the town overlook tho most picturesque homesteads and pleasing farm-views that tho eyo of man may ever wisli to behold. Tho chief business portion of the town stretches In one Ions, wide thor oughfare from the Frisco yards to tho summit and over" a gentle swell which ends In a natural park broken by llt tl( living streams nlong whose banks grow elm, Hveoak, hackborry, poplar, walnut nnd pecan. For many miles In all directions tho country lies out in one grand panor amic sweep or prairie mopos, cool val- 1' ..- nnd rising1 plnliis. Spring-fed, tun i h' r hadowed streams skirt tho level all - and' How between rich mead- tu and rolling hill-pastures where inttle and colts graze in well-fed con t ntmr nt. All this work of nature's lav ish hand is Just now'beglnnlng to bo utilized. In the vicinity of ltoft the soil Is black waxy or rich loam, producing n wonderful yield of all products grown , in tho South. It Is not uncommon for' nttan to yield a balo to tho aero. Orrn, wheat, oats, potntoes, alfalfa and melons have been thoroughly tried and abundant, harvests gathered. Tho seasons nro remarkably uniform, the annual rainfall varying lint little from 10 Inches and crop failures aro un known. Of tho OOQ squnro miles natu rally tributary to Hoff, GO per cent Is In cultivation nnd it is estimated that SO per cent Is good tillable land. Every necessary condition condu cive to fruit culturo is present in this district. It Is the natural home of tho apple and of the Rlbcrta and all other cholro varieties of peaches. Grapes, cherries, plums nnd nil kinds of small fruits aro prolific. At tho recent county fair held In Hoff exhibits of fruits wtp displayed which for quality and beauty were unexcelled" by nny county or state In tho union. Hoff has- sufficient undeveloped as phalt within teii miles of the city to pave all of Its streets and tho30 of neighboring towiiB. This nspbalt Is In tho natural consistency of pavement, jt only beln; necessary to crush tho asphalt rock, spread it upon a firm foundation and roll It with a cold roll-, er, which amalgamates this wonderful mineral and forms one solid stone, impervious to water and elastic in formation. Among other Important Lucy Bennett Park The Pride of Roff. . col. JJN VABtn w" Some of the Residences of Roff, properties in tho vicinity of Hon", It is bolleved that oil Is secreted beneath tho surface. A California oil company is now drilling ti well within the lim its of the city and it is believed that the prophecy of the surfnee indica tions will he made good by the sink ing of this well. Hoff. the town, is peopled by repre sentative citizens from nil points of the compass, brought togother by the unequalled opportunities held out to tho homeseeker and investor. Those people, bringing with them, tho civil ization of every Quarter, form a socie ty of enterprise and progress superior to that of any district on tho globe. This spirit of enterprise baa mado itself manifest In Holt by tho erection of its handsome houses of worship, tho rellned culturo of Its park, the support of its schools, tho fostering or Its citizens' hand, social organization and civic Improvement. Tho town is Incorporated nnd the clfy officers rc'cognlzo and profit by tho counsels of a live commercial club. Tho business portion of Holt consists of four blocks of brick and stone buildings nnd In those aro con ducted almost cvor' lino of busluc-s necessary for tho convenience or trado. The city has efficient local nnd long distance telephone connection,! splendid electric light nnd power sor-, vice aim an excellent, system oi ptiuuc schools. Roff Needs. A flouring mill. Cotton compress. Ico 'tMX.. Waterworks. University. Business collogo. Department store, Stenm laundry. Canning factory. Asphalt mining company. Fifty additional merchants. Ten thousand additional farmors. Tho Important nrocross In tho nast. the future prospects and tho present j conditions or Hoff nro duo In u great measure to the untiring and cheorful I work of the following business men of tho town: Randolph Lawrence, mayor or HoITi nnd president of the Farmers' bnnk: W. M. Ilaughman, presldont of tho Commercial Club and managor of the Waplos-Palntor lumber company; J. W. Vnden, John O. James nnd Tom 0. 1 Taylor, connected with tho Farmc-s' hank; A. L. Nims, vice-pres. First Natl. bank: C. S. Hudson, secretary of tno commercial club und cashier of the First Notional bank; William O. Far thing and Harry F. Field, proprietors, or tho Farthing & Field dry j?ooda establishment; K. A. Ilutt, of tho 13. A. Uutt Lumber Company; Ix;on Knhn, president or tho Knhn wholesale gro-, eery coirtp'nny nnd a director In tho First National bank: Luther Frank lin, or tho L. U. Frankilir general mer chandise store; John A. Clark, ex-mayor or Hoff; T. J. Smith, contractor; H. F Cnlfo, hardwaro morchant; A. J. Rattle, furnlturo dealer; F. S. Sturdo vant, or tho firm or Sturdovant & Rus sell nnd a director In tho First Nation nl bank; W. F. Russell, of tho firm ot Sturdovant & Huasoll; J. A. Ilonnott, general merchandise; Drs. J. W. Gil bert. J. L. Jeffries and C. S. Wllkor son; W. C. Hon nnd L. R. Hoyd, of tho HofT Drug company; It. S. Stunner, wholesalo steam baker; J. A. Cham bers nnd W. P. Hamilton, of tho Ragle drug company; Chns. M. nnd James A. Parish, of tho Roff furnlturo compa. ny: H. W. Compboll, W. U Hutcheson and F. Karl Yates, or Campbell-Hutch-e.on hardwaro company; T. M Sud dath, gonoral merchandise; F K. an j. J. W. Couch and Hen King, of Couch Pros. & King, general merchandise . C. W. Cummlngs. N. W. Fish r and John 10. Smith, of the Owl drug com pany; J. W. Leeper, of the l.oeper 11 v fry ham and Trout hotel; Joe I,. Thomas, ranchman and h.mk director; J.-C. Roff, ranchman and capltrl t; If. ' D. Richardson, proprietor ot Uio Roff electric light plant; Wllllo Green wood, manager or tho Pioneer tele phone company; II. Duestordlck. mer chant tailor; C. Y. Partaln, stock far mer; Wm. MeWhlrt, leverymnn; Geo. W. HIckH, real estate; Hen C. Hnrbart, real estate nnd abstracts: 13. 13. Mat thews, muplc dealer; II. F. Colhcr, 13. S. AllhnndK, minister; J. II. Durnn, with the HofT tingle; John Castcol, lawjirand proprietor of tho Ron ICaglc uud 13. P. frowning, suporln t"iuli nt of the Roff public schools. I "WiP :ti ' "-fH 17m 'iser" "i" . i JT " Roff High School Building. First National Bank of Roff Gin, Cotton and Oil Manufacturing Plants of Roff.