The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 15, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 25, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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THE EL RENO DEMOCRAT
T. F. HENSLEY, Editor.
' SUBSCRIPTION RATES.
EL RENO DEMOCRAT.
Three monthi % -35
Six montht 50
The light fall of .now wo were pre , It w«m that moat of the tatM
tented with -his morning was as .Up* and crul.tr. that wer. blown
good to the farmers as a shower of up and sunk by the Japs have been
, resurected again. hear that a ma
™ u Jorlty of them will be ready for bus
Russia answer* Hay's note and ac- ] Iness again In a few da>*.
1 wn/1 ihwN'ln : ^
cepts the terms contained therein
with a reservation to use Manchuria
as a battle ground.
Liberal commission to agents.
6un. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri.
Senator Hanna was followed
the grave yesterday by thousands
his fellow countrymen as
1904 regpect to his memory.
Sat I —o
• The folks In the Morlson addition
ure determined to get what belongs
27 [to them, Get what is coming to you
•• boys, for It will be W| nnv
Even Spain Is worried <
^astern war, she has sent a large
army to the Canary and Ilalerlc group
to of Islands. Spain is afraid that ltus-
oflsla may want a few coaling stations
and take the Islands away from her.
question of the Panama seces-
sion si < nia to be a thorn In the side
of some members of the senate, they
seem to think that the president was
one of the prime movers in the move-
President hVancis say* Japan has xv
not asked for Russia. space at the *urt
Mr Payne republican, from New-
York. said on the tloor of the house
last Saturday. It would be more pat-
were told this morning that a
nouch company of Missouri
nui ttSKtru lur jvu omo c-| «vw •••- i .
World's Fair. Just am ther ; 1 for the house to be in session
-- lcon.tn.ct an electric line Ktween El; ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
day of George Washington by build-
up a navy titan to spend the day about
If the Russian Japanow war Is car
rted to any great length the United
States will have to furnish rations
for the Russian army. Food is scarce
on the Baltic what will It be In two
months from now.
Republican* as well as democrats
are lighting the naval bill. The Unit-
ed States Is not at war with any na-
tion nor Is she likely to be for years
to come. We have navy enough for
all practical purposes.
fake news that Is all.
Reno and Fort Reii>-
The new Secretary of War, Ju.lse
Taft said when he came from the
Philippines that everything was quiet
over there. Now he Is ordering ves-
sels loaded with lumber to proceed
at once to the Islands. The lumber
will be used In constructing barracks
for extra troops ordered to the Orient
Fighting Bob Evans would give a
year's salary just to be with the yan-
kee gunboats now at Port Arthur.
His orders are to stay with the bat-
tleships aud they are in Manila Hay.
Wheu the "Lone Star" of Texas
does not shine at a democratic "Love
Feast" then the night is dark indeed.
Judge Phelps made a decided hit last
Oklahoma City isn't in It when it
comes to social functions. Did you
notice how the army of Uncle Sam
was entertained last night?
Kingfisher democracy will be ask
ed when they pet gi* d and mellow,
at the smoker, to rcmen-.N r v
Dell Shloss; no more.
t g bear of Russia has finally
newspa- I Washington, Georg
his mind to let the
is now a back
Frank Meyer, Dell Schloss' manag ->; r- '* *
er at Okarche, will warble that old —
lore ditty, at the democratic sna ker v _ , >>ma:-.
"Oh Dear. Una Sorry That We D:
dent* send out what
The fake news we will
, verv exhilarating
AlexieS has *eat all of the detail,
of war since the first week, to J-t
Petersbu-g. There is Q-.iite a differ-
ence between his report and the one
sent out by the Associated Press
Fitigerald, of New-
York seems to think if Teddy has
his f. ng the United States will mix
ur in a war w th European nations.
We sometimes think that way
Turkey has about made up her
mind to take in Bulgaria while Rus-
sia and Japan are having their lit-
Tams Bixby says there is no use t;e controversy.
in waiting for "Gabe" to blow his o
horn the Dawes Commission has been 1Vrt Arthur says it can hold out
on earth long enough and will close «or tw0 years. We hoard the other
up Its books on or about July 1. 1905.1 j8y tiiat this city had surrendered.
Guthrie wants the next cowmens
convention and promises to do n
whole lot of things In order to got it.
There was a military encampment in
that town last fall and $300 iu pre-
miums were promised. Not a "sou
marque"' has been paid yet. Guthrie
will get the convention—nit.
Charley Greer remarked yesterday
that Colonel Lincoln would have
eighteen votes at the convention and
Dick Morgan one. Charles also re-
marked that El Reno was now prop-
erly fixed with newspapers. The two
great parties were represented and
also the independents.
Senator Fairbanks has Anally made
up his mind and will accept the nom-
ination for vice-president if it is
tendered to him.
Col. Bob, if we recollect right, tri-
ed to educate a democratic congress-
ional convention, at Enid, a short
time ago. Did he do it? Answer
J. M. Kane, of Kingfisher, is a
man after our own heart. He says
you cannot educate a man to be a
democrat. Democracy has to be
born in him.
be a mistake somewhere.
There is a mid-winter circus going
on at Wichita. It is managed and con-' RU8Sta asked the nations to wait |
troled by the local lodge of Elks. The awtxile and she will show them a few-
Eagle says it Is the greatest thing ,hings they are not on to just now.
that ever struck the town.
England Is still laughing at Rus
sia the laugh may be on the other
side of her Jaw if she gets into the
How many of the rank and tile of
tho democracy are invited to Sam
Humphreys' smoker at tho Kerfoot?
The pumpkin rollers, as Jim High-
tower would say. will be as scarce as
The news received today of the as-
sasination of the Czar of Russia was
a severe shock. If the news is true
there will be either no let up to the
war for years or the other nations
may step in and stop it.
Hon. C. P. Lincoln, of El Reno, is
a candidate for delegate to the nat-
ional republican convention. Lincoln
Is mayor of El Reno, an able man
and a deserving republican. He
ought to be selected.—Enid Events
Several Canadian county candi-
dates for congressional honors are
wondering how Edgar Jones boomed
himself into Sam Humphreys' affle-
tlons to such an extent that he is
supporting him Instead of a home
Postmaster Frank Frantz, of Enid,
is making prodlgous efforts to go to
Chicago as national delegate. We are
for Frank, he was a soldier when
soldiers were needed, and we like to
see a young man stick to his bene-
From the size of tho army appro-
priation bill something of a serious
nature is going to happen. The ap-
propriation calls for 175,000,000 and
$40,000,000 of that is for transporta-
tion of troops. Where are they go-
Is it possible that Brothers Jones,
Cross, Maxey, Gore Johnson and Pat
Nagle are not true blue enough to
participate in the El Reno love feast.
Whither are we drifting.—Enid Wave
To another humiliating defeat with
Jackasses at the helm.
You will observe that the "Katy"
and Missouri Pacific are making
heroic efforts to get control of the
St. Louis, El Reno & Western. P. T.
Barnum made a remark one time
bout the American people. Do you re-
member what it was?
If the United States lands any ma-
rines in Manchuria there will be all
sorts of trouble. ,
It will finally leak out that the war
vessels reported to have been sunk
were nothing but coasters.
Japan is very much obliged to Sec-
retary Hay, but reserves the right to
counterbalance any action of Rus
Congress would rather spend $7,-
000,000, for a battleship than to spend
that amount for forty torpedo boats,
any one of which would destroy the
strongest battleship or cruiser ever
George Washington, the father of
his country, seems to have been for-
gotten by the law makers in Wash-
ington. Instead of adjourning until
Tuesday, the house saw fit to discuss
the navy bill.
A "disturber and fault finder" is
sometimes seriously considered. Evi-
dently some grafts have been dis-
turbed. or some political head Is in
danger of being disturbed—Enid
Here is more mystery, Everett.
Why don't you make yourself clear?
A man who camfe near being sent
to the penitentiary for soonerism
once, and later came near being sent
to the pen for defrauding the govern-
ment is in no position to cast pebbles
on other peoples straw sheds.—Enid
What do you mean Everette? What
are you driving at?
If the naval bill passes $12,000,000
will go into the armour plate trust.
There are only three armour plate
factories in the country and if the
navy is strengthened they will gob-
ble up this big sum of money.
Our republican brethern met in
Guthrie Saturday and resoluted to
hold two conventions on April 7th.
One is to nominate a delegate to con-
gress and the other to nominate a
national committeeman. Delegates
will also be chosen to the national
The old fashioned hircli seems to
be recovering some of its lost popu-
larity in schools. A good many people
believe that it ha3 wholesome and
General Sumner would have had
great pleasure at the ball and ban-
quet last night but unfortunately he
was doing a soldiers duty,, Inspect-
ing posts in the department of Texas.
Oklahoma City is doing a big thing
today. The cow convention is on
over there, nnd It will cost you a
great big silver dollar to see all the
sights inside the big gate.
The republican gentleman, for he
could not be anything else, who wrote
up the "Love Feast" last night tried
his level best to belittle Hon. Edgar
W. Jones, of Guthrie, a man who is
his superior in everything that goes
to make a man. Edgar Jones never
goes where he is not wanted and we
will venture to say that he did not
come here last night without being
Congressman John Stephen* of
Texas has asked Secretary Hitch-
cock a number of pointed queatlon*
relative to money affairs in which
Lawton, Hobart and Anadarko are
vitally interested. We are waiting
for the Secretary's reply.
Democrats look out for yourselves.
Do not follow men who claim to be
democrats, but are nothing but paid
servants of the republican party.
Watch the primaries as you would
your own property. Keep your eye
on the fellow who is anxious to run
for office hut knows in his heart and
soul he could not be elected to the
office of dog pelter.
The big town down the river is
filled to overflowing with people who
are attending the doings incident to
the Cowmen's Convention. Well If
any town in Oklahoma can take care
of a crowd Oklahoma City is the one
that knows how to do it.
After the wheat harvest last fall
a great many people were wondering
where all the wheat was going. If
Europe goes in for a big war you will
Judge Joe Lowe, remarked last
night, that we wanted immediate
statehood for Oklahoma alone. Right
you are Joe, but the house and sen-
ate of the U. S. says no.
Hon. Mose Anderson camo down
from Enid yesterday, to tell the dem-
ocrats last night, about the harmony
which existed under his management.
There was all kinds of harmony in El
Reno when Mose refused to allow
Bill Cross to make a speech in the
city during the last campaign. What
does Mosey want now?
The spring election will soon be
here and still we do not hear of any
body breaking his neck for either the
office of councilman or member of
the school board.
There are in Washington 225 army
officers on the active list. They are,
of course, presidential favorites and
they swarm like files in bureaus,
hotels, and lobbies.
Mark Hanna's funeral will be the
largest ever seen in the United States
The whole state of Ohio has been in-
vited to attend and thousands will
Why would it not he a good scheme
to let the fellows who are holding
city offices hold over until a year
from now and then make a clean
sweep of the whole bunch.
The reliable (?) news published by
the other city papers turns out to be
fakes. How about the Russian war
vessels that were blown up at Port
Hobson and Gen. Wheeler
ed hands in Washington last
and enthusiastically agreed that Ja-
pan would have Russia on her knees
about ten days—or a fortnight at
If the United States does not mix
up in the Russian-Japanese quarrel
she can still have a scrap once in a
while with the Philippinnos and San
Governor Taft's name is mentioned
more and more in connection with
the presidency, and the Chicago con-
ention may find it a name to conjur
with, now that Hanna has withdrawn
from the scene.
The most prominent men for Sen-
ator Hanna's seat in the senate are
Governor ll^rrick and Congressman
Charies Dick. The cliauces are that
it will be Dick.
The Japanese are taking the bull
by the horns and are putting in a
large army into Corea. This means
tnat Russia will have to hurry or the
small army she has in Manchuria
will be gobbled up.
Where were Cris Hess, Charley Du-
gan, Ed Warren, Ben Wilson, Uncle
George Dixon, George Hayworth, and
a host of other good democrats whose
votes will come in handy next fall
They would enjoy a love feast as well
R. D. Walker of Trinidad, Colo.,
who has been visiting with John A.
Masters, returned to his home yes-
An old man died in a shack over in
Oklahoma who was worth thousands
of dollars. He was too miserable
to buy a squar meal or a decent place
to lay his head. His friends if he
has any will have the pleasure of put-
ting the aforesaid wealth into circu-
Secretary Moody who no doubt is
well posted says that if the United
States desires to maintain peace it
must be known that at all times it
was ready for war. The Secretary is
boosting for a bigger navy.
The republicans of Canadian coun-
ty are entitled to nineteen votes in
the convention to be held at Guthrie
on April 7th. Col. C. P. Lincoln will
no doubte head the delegation.
President John Mitchell of the
United Mine Workers has advised the
miners not accept any reduction in
wages. The price of coal will not
be reduced either.
Nicholas told his troops: "Remem-
ber your enemy is brave, bold and
cunning." The troops have found
out that Nick knew what he was talk-
There is Talk that the Fort Smith
&Western has purchased the St.
Louis, El Reno & Western. The Dem-
ocrat mentioned this some time ago
but some folks thought we were off
There is a man in Wichita that has
been in the life insurance and lighten
ing rod business for the past twenty
years who says, he has not gall
enough to run for the office of alder-
man. Let him come to El Reno for
a year or two and he will accumulate
gall enotigh to run for congress.
Congressman Vic Murdock wires
home to the Wichita Eagle, that the
prediction is made from reliable
sources that a bill will be reported
in the near future from the house com
mittee on territories joining Oklaho
ma and Indian Territory into a sing
le state under the name of Oklahoma
This state will not be admitted, how-
ever, until after the allotment of
Indian lands by the Dawes Commis-
sion has been entirely completed and
the school land question has been set-
tled. This will take at least two
years. The state when admitted will
have a population Of 800,000 and will
be divided into four congressional
The democrats surely did them-
selves proud last night. The "Love
Feast" was a feast in every sense of
the word. Feast of good things to
eat, but better and more substantial
were the short talks made by the
simon pure patriots that were there.
Notwithstanding the president has
requested the Americans to steer
clear of mixing up in the Russo-Japan-
ese war, a number of American mili-
tary men and doctors have tendered
their services to Russia. Nicholas
respectfully declined their services.
We hear that Senator H. E. Havens
said, after returning from Washington
that the McGuire statehood bill would
pass congress and that statehood is
assured. Will the senator give us a
little data on the subject over his
Michael Maney, one of El Reno's
best citizens, and a member in good
standing in the Clan-na-gael, says it
will be a glorious day for the Emer-
ald Isle when Russia takes a poke at
old England. There are others in El
Reno who will say with him, "God
peed the day."
There are several ways in which
Russia can be furnished with rations
for her army, and you can bet your
last centime that there are yankees
who will see that she gets them. The
almighty dollar can do anything ex-
cept buy a man reserved seat in
The canal treaty Is now a sure go.
It was ratified yesterday in the sen-
ate and that incident as Marcus Aure-
lius Llbby would remark Is now clos-
ed. Poor little Colombia is booked
to be overrun with Yankee soldiers
if she goes to give any of her lip.
From what we can learn the com-
mittee on territories has made up
its mind to give statehood to Oklaho-
ma and the Indian Teritory. For
three months the committee has been
listening to arguments on both sides
of the question. The bill for the
admission ot Oklahoma and the In-
dian Territory as one state will pass
Congressman Charles Dick of Ohio
will be the man to sit in the chair
left vacant by the death of Senator
Hanna. He has been promised more
votes that he will need to put him
there. Dick is not so bad but then
he Is not a Mark Hanna.
Our old warm and esteemed friend,
William McCartney, of Kingfisher,
did not grace the smoker with his
presence. William was quite promi-
nent in the last council convention.
His work showed up grand at the
polls on election day. Ask Mr.
lion. Bert Maxwell, the young giant
from Y'ukon, who held his own with
old and crafty legislators last winter
made a fine talk last night at the
"Love Feast." Bert can hold his
The sockless. democracy smoke
There was a report in circulation
this morning that seven of the firms
who submitted bids for the bridge
had formed a combine to down the
other two legitimate firms. There
is one thing certain if the commis-
sioners do not look out they will have
another bridge on their hands like
tho one that went down in Kin-,0.sher
If Russia does not let Consul Mor-
gan land at Dalney what is going to
be the outcome?
Cassius M. Barnes, the boss of them
all, is still at the head of republican
affairs in Oklahoma. Did you observe
how he worked the late meeting
held in Guthrie?
Cash Barnes is head and shoulders
above any other politician in Okla-
homa. He never makes a move un-
less he Is sure of winning out.
Watch his maneuvers at the territor-
A Thousand Dollars Thrown Away.
Dr. G. W. E. Hill will deliver a
series of lecturers at the Christian
church on next Thursday, Friday and
Saturday evenings of this week, and
will also deliver short lecturers every
afternoon on the same days. The
Ladies Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A.
have arranged whereby all the lec-
turs and afternoon talks can be heard
by securing a season ticket for $1.00.
If you neglect to buy a season ticket,
the lectures will cost 35 cents and the
afternoon talks 25 cents each. Tick-
ets on sale at Mor?" ''rug store 96-4td
The physical powers of Sen. Mor-
gan of Alabama, eighty years of age,
are obviously failing. He can
now work only fifteen hours a day
without showing fatigue. He can
speak two or three hours a day when-
ever necessary and attributes his en-
durance to eating and drinking moder
ately and going to bed before one
o'clock every morning.
It is said thatSam Humphreys will
love George Bellamy and "Dad" Leep-
er to death at the smoker.
Sam Humphreys says, the demo-
cratic smoker is not for the common
herd. No it is for the silk stockings.
We would suggest that the old Jef-
fersonian silk stocking club be re-
cussitatedat the democratic love
Pat Nagle will respond at
democratic "love feast (?)" to
toast, "Okarche the charibidis
on which we split."
My wife had lung trouble for over
fifteen years," writes Mr. W. W. Bak-
of Plainview, Neb. "We tried a
number of doctors and spent over a
thousand dollars without any relief
She was very low and I lost all hopes,
when a friend suggested trying
Foley's Honey and Tar, which I did;
and thanks be to this great remedy
it saved her life. She is stronger and
enjoys better health than she has
ever known in ten years. Wo shall
never be without Foley's Honey and
Tar ar.d would ask those afllicted to
try it." The prevention of consump-
tion is entirely a question of com
mencing the proper treatment in time
Nothing is so well adapted to ward
off fatal lung troubles as Foley's Hon-
ey and Tar. For sale by C. R. Miller.
Teddy and both houses of Congress
are bound that we will have a "peace"
navy that will astonish the whole
world. Inside of three years England
will not be in it.
Russia is letting Japan fire in all
the troops she wants into the Corean
territory, but one of these bright
mornings the little brown men will
run up against a snag of gigantic
If the powers that be see fit to
build the opera house on the south
side of Wade street near the Caddo
hotel, the Democrat has no objection
Build it anywhere so that it can he
readily reached by all of the people.
The latest is that Japan has captur-
ed four more Russian torpedo boats.
If she keeps up this lick the Russians
will be without a navy in less than
The county commissioners received
nine bids for the construction of a
bridge across the South Canadian
river. The Democrat hopes there
will be no mistake about letting the
contract to responsible firm.
Russia says that no American con-
suls shall land at Dalney. Hay has
decided to send the newly appointed
Consul Edwin V. Morgan at once.
The question before the public is.
"What is Nicholas going to do about
From Wednesday's Daily.
Mrs. Emma Felt, in Edmond, Okla.,
Enterprise: "We overlook mischief
the pet puppy and think it is the
smartest pup in town, then we turn
round and spank the baby for doing
wjiat we think is so smart in the
puppy. The babies have a pretty
hard time of it. If we ever begin
life again as a baby we hope it will
be in a home where people will think
it cruel to spank a baby for acting
Senator George W. Bellamy did not
grace the "Love Feast" last night.
The senators social functions could
not be neglected.
Congress has ordered that ten
thousand copies of instructions how
to make mosquitoes sick, be printed.
Out here we just take a bunch of rag
weed set fire to it and smudge cm
out. Ragweed is death to all sorts
The Smiling Smiley.
Dr. Smiley's lecture last night up-
_ i "Three Great Americans" was of
a very high order and was heartily
enjoyed by a large and critical audi-
ence. The Doctor will spealc this
evening on the "Church and Her
"Mission." Don't miss a rare treat
by staying away. Funniest fun ever
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