North Enid Tribune. Weekly Edition. (North Enid, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 15, 1894 Page: 3 of 8
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Everything Portends a Most
X«>rtli Until is the Center of Af frac-
tion to IVoiv-coracrs in
During December and the fore part
of January it was very quiet not only
in North Enid but in every other
town, big or little, throughout the
country. About the middle of Janu-
ary business commenced to look up
in this city, and since that time we
have been forging right ahead despite
the wretched schemes of a jack-leg
government official to "crush railroad
The Tkibune is happy, our people
are happy, in fact there is a most
general good feeling among all that
we are going along much better than
was at first anticipated—that is, we
are growing faster iow than our
people had any idea we would in Feb-
ruary. Houses are going up in all
parts of the city, new businesses are
being established, new faces are com-
ing in, and there is prosperity among
The railroad company, determined
to make North Enid the leading city
in all Oklahoma, is quietly working to
that end and is doing many things
about the yards that our people do not
observe every day. The company is
making new improvements all the
time, and there are probably more
men on the company pay-roll in North
Enid than in all the other towns in
The ice plant and cold storage insti-
tution is going right along and this is
giving employment to many, and will
furnish work for more as soon as the
works are completed. The company
will make about fifty tons of ice a
day and will require the labor of
about forty men. This will be quite
an enterprise for a town less than six
months old. But North Enid is not
satisfied with simply being a town.
She aspires to greatness, and nothing
will suffice short of fifteen thousand
inhabitants at the end of the first
eighteen months ot its existence.
This is not at all improbable.
If any doubt existed that the Rock
Island was not going to remove its
division headquarters to North Enid
it has all vanished now. The matter
has been just as well as settled. A
move like that by a railroad company
requires a great deal of consideration
and is not done in a day. It requires
a great deal of time and considera-
tion. Assistant General Manager
Allen and Assistant General Superin-
tendent Hitt were in town Wednesday
looking the field of their future
operation over, and the location of the
yards was settled upon, although for
companv reasons it was requested that
nothing be said about it for the pres-
ent. It will take about $5,000 to make
the wove from Caldwell. Nothing
will be lost in making the change-
only the time and expense in moving.
To say that our people are jubilant is
expressing the situation in very mild
The good things of the earth are
coming our way now and property is
going out of sight. There are several
of the largest property owners in
the city to-day making preparations
to commence large brick blocks,
but they do not wish to commence
until they can purchase the brick at
home, and it will be about thirty days
before the yards will have brick
enough to supply the demand. North
Enid booms and we rejoice.
Work is progressing rapidly on the
new residence of Geo. Orput.
F. S. Kirk tells us that he expects to
be ready for business next week.
Foster and patronize home enter-
prises. That is the way to make a
All the streets in North Enid are to
be graded, so President Guthrie of the
Town Co. tells us.
STEADIES, see that elegant SIL
VER SET to be GIVEN AWAY by
}he North Enid Grocery Co.
Is Conceded by Everyone to
Be the Best in the Strip,
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Night operator Baird, who has been
having a tussle with the grip, is able
to be at his post of duty again.
Agent Hamlin tells us there is no
let up to the real estate business, and
that he is selling town lots every day.
Trade with home business men and
avoid the peddlers. You do not know
how soon a peddler will salivate you.
Mrs. Aurell and baby came in from
Liberal, Kans., this morning and Mr.
Aurell wears a broad smile of content
Solicitor Primrose, of the St. Loins
Republic, was in the city yesterday
looking after the interests of that
T. J. Tucker was called to Missouri
Valley last night by a telegram stat-
ing that his father was not expected
The Tribune is in receipt of letters
nearly every day asking about the cli-
mate, the soil and the towns in our
county that to give each an individual
reply would deplete the spare change
in our purse to an alarming degree,
we can talk to all in this column and
Uncle Sam will pay the freight.
This county is almost entirely free
of the immense sand beds that are
both north and south of us. The soil
has just enough sand in it, so farmers
tell us, to make it rich and productive
and already nice fields of wheat are
beginning to show green all over the
county. The land is rolling but not
rough, giving it an excellent drainage,
and while good claims are hard to get
close to any of the railroad stations
yet good claims can be bought at rea-
The climate is all that could be j
asked for, and it can be truly said we j
have eleven months in the year sum-
mer. It is now in the latter part of
January and the grass is growing
[ nicely and wild flowers are in bloom, j
\ In midsummer we do not have the sti- J
The Tribune came near getting | fling heat attributed to this country, j
a Corbett knock-out yesterday by but on the other hand while the days ,
another breakage of our engine, but, are pretty warm yet at «>&ht a blan -
we are on deck as usual. et is not an uncomfortable thing to
i The water in O county rivals the
health-giving waters of Manitou and
! Waukesha and is in abundance; cold,
pure and clear as crystal, free from
that enemy to good health—alkali,
i what more could one ask.
There are three Jowtis in O county
oil the Rock Island. Kremlin is the
Fred Edmunds and Frank Woodbury
are both playing hide and seek with j
the grip. They have been pretty
sick but are getting better.
F. W. Havlicek, the furniture man,
has one of the nicest store fronts in
this part of the Strip. He believes in
doing things up just about right.
In this issue will be found the new j first town on the north as y°" come «n
advertisement of the Oklahoma Groc-1 the county; North Enid is the nex
ery Co. The Svanda Bros, will treat
you right if you trade with them.
Fine clothes and flashy appearance
does not make the person. The breed-
ing of a person is bound to crop out
and fine raiment won't cover it up.
In this issue will be found the ad-
vertisement of Mr. Peter Miller, who
will open up a jewelry establishment
in the Columbia drug store about the
A' demonstration at the depot last
night would lead a causal observer to
think that a wedding was not far off.
North Enid booms and we rejoice
just the same.
A quartette from the "government
townsite" made things lively in this
city Sunday, and champagne was
drank out of the slipper of one of the
Mr. John Wolters will return from
Kansas City Sunday night. He will
commence the erection of two nice
cottages next week in the west end.
John is satisfied now that North Enid
is going to make a darling of a town,
and that's no lie.
Mr. Primrose, the St. Louis Repub-
lic man who was in the city yesterday,
says the Daily Tribune is the neatest
paper published in the Strip, and that
typographically it is a little beauty.
He says he ran across several of them
before he arrived in North Enid.
Mr. J. J. Munday recently arrived
in North Enid from South Dakota
with his family. He has built a nice
little cottage in the west end and
says this is the greatest country he
ever was in. He added his name to
our subscription list yesterday.
Dr. Hardman, the prospector who
claims to have located the wonderful
gold finds in the Wichita mountains,
was in the city last night. He says
the sensational stories sent out from
El Reno about the ore being "salted"
town and'the coining county seat of
O county as it is loaated almost in the
geographical center of the county with
the finest located townsite in the ter-
ritory; the next and last town in the
county on the Rock Island is W auko-
mis. There are one or two other quite
small inland towns but without rail-
The towns of Kremlin and Wauko-
mis will always be good trading pla-
ces as each has a large territory tribu-
tary to them. North Enid is a peitect
natural location for a town; situated
on a broad, level plateau and with one
of the finest living springs of pure
cold water that ever bubbled up out
of mother earth. Just imagine a flow
of water, a stream as big as your arm.
and you can then imagine what this
spring is. We have a $40,000 ice plant
in course of construction, an artificial
stone and pressed brick manufactory,
we will get the Rock Island division,
while we are situated in one of the
finest countries in the world. You
who are writing for information of
this country—come and make us a
visit; you will go back home only to j
pack up and move here.
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Painter and Decorator
gradoole ). Jrode School.
ONLY HOT^L IN NORTH eNID.
NORTH ENID, O. T.
Our people should throw their sup-
port to business men who invest their
money in property and buildings. An
institution that runs along in an old
tent, scraping in all the dimes and
nickles it can, and will leave as soon j are untrue, but is the work of parties
as the rush is over, not having a dol- J who could not get on the ground floor
lar invested in the city, does not de- for a song. He had a piece of the ore
serve much sympathy and not a bit of j with liini that was full or virgin gold,
trade Trade with those who are j and says it will run $82,000 to the ton,
standing by the town. 1 but the fact there is no water within
fifty miles of the "find makes it
Mr. Svanda came in this morning I doubtful in his mind if it ever can be
and left orders for work. He is just j devei0ped.
getting his grocery store in good i
Frescoeing and Graining a Specialty.
Q W. FAIRGRIEVE,
CONSUL TING PH YSI CI AN.
Office with Hutchinson & Oxley.
Formerly of London, Enf.
JANES A GKEEK,
A TTORNE YS-A T-LA IV,
Office on Oklahoma Ave.
p B. TAYLOR,
A TTORNE Y-A T-LA W.
his grocery store
running order and has a fine place.
He thinks the Tribune is doing more
for the town than any other agency,
and believes the people should give
the paper their most hearty support.
A Sure Cure For Piles.
Itching, Pileo are known by moist-
ure like perspiration, causing intense
itching when warm. This form as
well as Blind, Bleeding or Protruding,
yield at once to Dr. Bosanko's Pile
rivde Mattox is sentenced to be Remedy, which acts directly on parts
i « March 23rd. It is to be hoped effected, absorbs tumors, allays itch-
T* vufle no hitch in the business ! ing and effects a permanent cure 50
there w ill b , , , "nmyirists or mu.il. Circulars
this time. Mattox has ^ j lfre'e Dr, Bosanko, Philadelphia, Pa
of cold blooded mure h j ^ Howjtt & Qxley, druggists,
YOU WANT i i i
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AMD T0U WANT Q00D
)avidson & Case and get it,
A. D. SOLOMON,
Weal Estate flgent.
Claims Bought and Solcl.
TouUn Lots for Sale.
Houses for Went.
. Give fl)e a Call.
OFFICE WITH cJ. w. WILLIAMSON.
D. G. BOYNTON
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whioh is alrpadv prepared and more pie _
taste. Sold cverTS^ar^ W
Tail* no BubBtituto for It. x neri
Sold by Howitt & Oxley, Druggists.
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SHARP RAZORS. CLKAN TOWELS.
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