Business: In Oklahoma City

In the exciting life of Oklahoma City where great gushers and gassers periodically endanger life & property, two notable events occurred last week.

Rock Island Land. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway Co. has abandoned its downtown station in Oklahoma City, is building a big new station with St. Louis-San Francisco Railway. The land was sold to the city for $4,000,000.

Last week Constable Sam Bartell, onetime (1889) U. S. Deputy Marshal led a group of friends to the land and "squatted'' on it. His contention: Rock Island was given title to the land...

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