The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 15, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 5, 1904 Page: 4 of 8
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THC CL RENO DEMOCRAT Th.' nn Hint uiiilnlaw- mid
l«rotb«<r-In-law* of th«> county rommU
bloniTt h \i' knocked lh« d*y light*
j kui o( Hi.' (1 <) I* nml the bottom
; nul ot the lr>'i««iir>
T. F Hen*l*y. Proprlttor.
There In n<> wh> in prevt m any kind
<>f it ilunK hill from offering himself
One week. dellv«r«d In city. . . . $.'0 |,u j.ul.ll. ..fllci Imi ili.u i- n w:ti
On* month *° 10 lM*P linn 0*1 at ofl< •• Mfl t|M
Three month* 1.00 kpM k 1 to tk« slluaiion
THE EL RENO DEMOCRAT
Brother In law l m, ■ uiin-Uwiiiiii ami
nepotism are tynonymou* term*.
.... J -Ji Tin > are undeniocratIc and bavo and
•Ik month* 50 will wi -k any |i.>1 Iti• al puny thut
On* y* r practices It
Llbaral ccmmiMlon to *a*nt*. 0
W ar.' autlioii .il to announce .1
M Frame as a candidate for County
Attorney subject to the Republican
Samuel says he d<*>i not care for
the office that be only wants to prove
to till admlrlnf constituency how de-
voted a bolter can become, when the
pie counter hove* In sight.
Where w th. watch dog of the
treasury when the 1« tom fell out?
Samuel! the third po*«e**e* many of
the attribute* of Elijah the second
Well there are certainly some a.l
vantage* In illeiici If Judge Parker
in economical of oratory before elec
lion, be will not have no many em
birraaslng view* to explain aft«• r
Samuel the profit say* he never lout
hope until Tad let loose
Our son in law an.I brother-It! law
built bridge* are all right lu dry
weather, If they do come a little high
Samuel the profit 1 In St l ouis
and the Blobell is as tame as a sick
The people won't do a thing for
cow she,l If he |Mike< h.s head up for
count * attorney
l)avld Hill assur •« Judge Parker
thut the program has been planned
Having tamed the Tammany tiger to
cat out of his band, he will make the
American eagle tlnp its wings at his
The two-state bill was Introduced
in congresa by the Republican solely
lor the purpose of making a show of
just Ice and then "breaking the word
of promise to the hope" by postponing
their admission till December.
The Republican lut-i or reciprocity
o 11* to grab all you can nntl keep all you
We understand ti he watch dog .. The claw less cat In Tophot would
at the tri.i.-ury wan s to watch It have a better chance than this pet of
The Hlobell say* that J. ikey, the
uticlrriiiuel**.l. Hebr>* law giver. U
serving hi* firsi tern. Didn't lltey
promise to pay old man Grigsliy's
widow for ail Indorsement for' his
111 -i term and w asn't he elected to
ihe aeeond term? Don't one and
one m*k.' two?
If the democrats will dean out the
tax eater* and the treasury looter*
and nominal.' a dean ticket diatrlhut-
«'d among lh various townships of
the county, they can win, otherwise
ihe county will move Into the repub-
lican column, where the city of El
H<-no now stands.
There I* not a democrat In t'aua-
dlaii county but what known that If
Sam Humphrey* wai endowed by
,'aiiadian county as the choice of the
party for delegate to the national
.-.invention, that it would split th.* par-
ty wide open ami destroy all chances
I of harmony In the coming campaign.
| It will defeat any county ticket the
party can put up and It would l e
rewarding a trlpple bolter, by prac-
tically kicking the ftiend* of Dr
Kichardson and George W. Bellamy
out of ihe party.
Does anybody know and can any
IxMly tell how much the t'auaiilan
county court house has cost the peo-
ple We have been trying to find out
for three monl lis and have as yet
been unable to solve the mystery
The records don't show It and the of
Meers won't toll It If they know.
Nearly every democrat of territorial
prominence knows bow Edgar Jones
gained the confidence of Sam Hum
phreys Since the withdrawal of
Edgar's name from the mast head of
the Hlobell. they are wandering if
he lost Sam's confidence In the same
way he gained it.
Perhaps It was not rather a nn hi
thing, after the ItiiHsliin ambassador
In Washington bail announced a Red
Cross festival for the benefit of the
Russian army, for Secretary Hay to
issue Invitations to a great luncheon
and lea on the same afternoon. Hut
til president's subordinates nre for-
bidden to express opinions.
There will K lA thlr.l termers j
nominated at the primary election
Blame and McKinl. > In a Congrt - •
I whose policy I* "*tand pat".
Hy an examination of the treasur-
er's quarterly report from 1901 to the
o . present. It will be easy to see how
The Hlobell Is a strong paper yet the big surplus of r.i"2 and 1 < ;! grew
W never iss. 1 th wa • t unti the . un ri'.li • < What became of
•eli run dry. ti is another question altogeather.
There should be no mysteries about The Hlobell says that It Is bad pol-
public expeudltur. > and no lying icy to publish the facts about the
about the financial condition financial condition of the county.
o j That It will hurt our credit. The
Tbe English language as used by Blobell said the same thing aboutv the
the Russians seems to 1-. declined }_ i note It had indorsed by the
thus Mine. Miner. Minus! county officers
It has been a very cold April in '
Delaware. The Addlcks senatorial
plum has been all fro:, up
A farmer living south of Calumet
says the Bill Johnson type of bridges
that cost from ITT. to f 1 "0 use to be
built by lV.b Crowley for $25 to
Whenever a set of public servants
finds it necessary to buy a half in-
terest in a newspaper, in order to
perpetuate themselves or their depu-
ties in office, it Is high time for the
people to make the whole push walk
Hensley is not fighting the demo-
cratic party unless the treasury loot-
ers are the democratic party. If
they are. Hensley is fighting It
The Blobell is very solicitous about
the ctvdit .if tbe countv It is a won-
der it never thought of this until the
bottom fell out of the treasury
Samuel the profit, swears that he
will send Richardson the doctor, to
the Chicago convention, before he
will let Bellamy the banker go. King
Samuel seems to be toating the
democratic puny around in the in-
side pockefof his patitaletts.
Every body know s Dow Edgar Jones j
got into Samuel's confidence but no
body seems to know how- he come
ont of it.
The Chicago Republican Committee
is willing to pay all ordinary bills at
Chicago incidental to the nomination
of Roosevelt, but it kicks back when
struck for champcgne. Chateau
Yqiiern. coaches, palace cars, tips to
the hotel clerks, and other trifles.
Cut out the treasurer's report pub-
lished under the hea ! f figur. - doni
He. and file It away for future ref-
Back in 1903 the cash balances
used to be as high as $1-S "" now
they have dwindled to a hole in the
Secretary Taft shouted the other
day to his Chicago audience The Phil-
ippines for the Filipinos!" And that
. ery week he acquiesced in a Repub-
lican project to exploit the Filipinos
for the benefit of American railroad
The Blobell says it can't support
Samuel the court house profit any-
longer. This is an admission that
Samuel's cake is dough
After what he has said about the
water cure It would be odd for Gener-
al Miles to accept with avidity a
In a speech on the tariff on Monday-
Senator Bacon proved that our sew-
ing machines, sold for 115. in England
cost t:5. in this country, and that
American steel rails could be bought
la a ton cheaper in England than in
Pennsylvania or Alabama.
The Blobell says that the bills for
court house supplks wer- as cheap
as water—as inexpensive as light. Oh
Lord! Pass the smelling salts
Samuel the bolter is dying hard.
I>r Tadlock says that he can not hold
"tit much longer. The doctor Is ap-
plying school butter externally and
internally in gobs, but the patient is
gradually sinking and at best can not
hold out but a few days longer.
We are compiling n llat of warrants
issued to the suns, the son-in-lav
the brothers and the brother-in-law >
the uncles and the aunts, the nepht .
and the nelces and the cousins down
for three generations, by the Cat i
dinn county treasury looters. It 1
a formidable list but will be powel l .1
Interesting reading this fall.
What has Buckles done that he
must be lamp.Killed by Sum Humphrey*
half of the Blobell? He never liolted
a democratic ticket. He didn't stand
at the Fourth ward polls all day with a
banner warning democrats not to
vote for keeper for county commis-
sioner after Ihe party had selected
him at a primary election as their
candidate. No. But stop! Wo hail
forgotten. Buckles gave the Demo-
crat the delinquent tax list to print,
he has therefore incured the ill will
of "me and Tad" and the Blobell.
Snm Humphreys always brings dirt
and slime Into every thing he espouses
and true to his nature he is making
a dirty personal attack on Bellamy
In his campaign for delegate to the
national democratic convention. If
Bellamy and his friends wanted to
retaliate, to give tit for tat, they
would not have far to go to get a
dose that would last Samuel the bal-
ance of bis life. Sam and his fool
friends lind better remember the old
adage, relating to those who live in
glass houses. Something is liable to
drop and drop hard.
The court house sang when they
merged the Supper Bell with the
Globe and took 12,000 stock In the
concern, said that they did it to make
a strong democratic paper. Every-
body admits that the Blobell is a pow-
erful paper ati.1 that it is making a
powerful effort to conceal a powerful
hole In the treasury of Canadian
The Blobell says Canadian county-
is not bankrupt. Oh no. it only lias
an outstanding bond indebtedness of
$103,500 and floating warrants
amounting to $27.1:14 making a grand
total of $130,6:14 and only about $2".-
000 In all funds to pay it with. Of
course the county is not bankrupt as
long as it lias cash on hand to pay
ten cents on the dollar with.
A few years ago the democratic
party of this county got gay. wreck-
less and corrupt, and the country
people, the taxpayers arose In their
might and turned the? whole job lot
out of office and they saved thousands
of dollars for the county by doing it.
History is repeating and if the tax
eaters do not go out peaceably they
will be drove out forcibly.
Congressman Baker of New York
offered to amend an appropriation bill
as follows: "To reimburse the great
railroads the cost of supplying the
president of the I'nited States with
special trains, cigars, wines, "
Whereupon ten republicans jumped
up and interrupted further reading
with a point of order "Point of or-
der sustained." said the chair, and It
A call has been issue ! for the na-
tional convention of the inipullst party
to be held at St. Lou's. July 1. two
days prior to the iU mocratic conven-
tion. Is this a promise of a menace?
It has Just leak' ! out that Sam
Humphreys owns half of the 1.(1
anil the treasury looters the her
half. It Is no wonder the < unty'-
atrong box has ihe b >ttom knock.?
out of It.
The total capital of industrial
trusts is $7,216,312.5; Those or-
ganized since January 1. ls;-v repre-
sent the enormous sum of $6,506,013.
600.00. That is is to say. more than
nine tenths of existing trusts have
been organized since the republican
administration to an extent beyond
anything previously known
It was announced last week that
vast oil fields bad been discovered
in San Domingo The next day came
the news that the administration had
determined to assume the charge of
affairs in that country. People unfit
for self government.
Southern republican delegates to
the Chicago convention refuse to be
instructed because suoh dictation
would exhaust the revenue possibili-
ties of their position. They have an
| eye on Carnegie's sumptuous contri-
In the Blobell's list of testimonials
of how cheap all the supplies and
furnishings for the new court house,
reference is made to the cheapness
of the bills of the Electric Light and
Water company. That does settle it
whenever a fellow wants to convince
the public that a 'hing is cheap and
compares it with water bills and elec-
tric light bills, the public hn. e all
the information that is required.
J. M. Frame authorizes us to an-
nounce him as a candidate before the
Republican primary election for
County Attorney. Jim Frame as every
body calls him. is one of the best read
lawyers practicing at this bar. He is
a vigorous advocate before either
Court or Jury and the Republican par-
ty cannot find a better man for the
place than Jim Frame. If elected the
county will have an able and vigorous
The Blobell has quit discussing the
illegal salaries and is devoting its
time and energies in trying to con-
vince the people that the new court
house is as cheap as water and the
furnishings as inexpensive as elec-
tricity on a moonlight schedule.
The Blobell sayi that it interviewed
every man who furnished any part of
the $11,000 worth of court house fur-
nishings ar.d that each one of them
are williuv to testify that there was
"nothing extravagant or exorbitant
in any of the bills." What else can
the fellows who furnished the goods
say? Why didn't you interview the
fellows in the same business, who
didn't furnish the goods and see what
they say about it.
The many democratic friends of
Harry Lee Fogg, Insist Hint he shall
contest the Hebrew law giver, for
the nomination ns probate judge
Hary Is a good lawyer and an up-
right honest young man. He has pre
sided as probate judge in several j
prominent Inw suits where Ikey was
sworn off the bench because of un-
due interest, bias or prejudice, ami
In each instance his rulings and de-
cisions were so manifestly fair and
just as to win the approval of both
sides of the controversy. Harry has
a good legal education, is an experi-
enced lawyer and above all is sober
gouge our its evt.
Hensley believe* that ihe way tu
strength, a the democratic party is
to get rid of the treasury looters He
believes that the time to get rid of
ihem is now, and that the plaee to
get rid Of them is at the primary elec-
tion. ami with a view to that end.
he has commenced the work early,
so that the disagreeable job will be
over When the democratic ticket is
placed in the field. Hensley is not
lighting as the Blobell alleges be-
cause he lias any grudge against the
democratic parly, but because he
wants to save his own property as
well as that of his neighbors from
being eaten up by high taxes as a re-
sult of official extravagance and ven-
llensley Is not asking the democrat-
ic party or any other party for any-
thing. He is neither a candidate for
office nor Ihe pie counter. He is run-
ning an Independent democratic news-
paper with neither the hope of party re-
ward before him nor the fear of par-
ty inflictions behind him. In ask-
ing the democratic party to correct
ihe abuses our public servants have
heaped upon the .taxpayers, we are
doing it for the party's good, as well
as the public welfare. And we are
not asking democrats to leave the
party In order to correct these abuses.
Our advise Is to stick to the organiza-
tion. Vote every man down and out
who is in any way responsible for the
parly's debauchery. Correct the evil
at the primary election if It can be
done. If It cannot lie done then
correct It at the polls in November.
The good book tells us that If "thy
right eye offend thee pluck It > tit,
and if our right hand tran-grt - •
cut it off," and so It should he in poll-
tics, for it is better that the court
house gang and the tieastiry looiers
should perish than that the -n'ranil old
democratic party, Sain Humphi'-. -
and all should be cast into belt
And I am wed to
Hath set her hand and seal
My name is
Plead my cause,
With the few democrat*
That stand with me.
And wage war with the
Multitude that flglt
Take hold of my
Stand up for mine help.
Stop the way that
THE GAME IS TOO SMALL.
The Blobell says that it lias been
informed that Dr. Richardson of
I'nion is a candidate for the indorse-
ment of this county as delegate to
the national democratic convention
and such being the case it can no
longer espouse the cause of Samuel
the prophet. Oh! how consistant
the Blobell is becoming. It seems
to have forgotten that it has been car-
rying the name rtT Edgar Jones of
Guthrie at the head of its columns
for congress, completely ignoring
every prominent Canadian county
democrat for that office. The Bio
bell is not only a "strong paper" but
a strenuously consistent sheet.
Sam Humphreys is the only bolter
in the democratic party that is ask-
ing to be rewarded for his perfidy
with an office. Even the boldest of
the McGuire democrats, whose con
science led them away from the par-
ty at the last election, on account of
the statehood question, are only ask-
ing for permision to come back home
in sackcloth and ashes, and have ae
corded to them the privilege of sim-
ply voting the democratic ticket.
While Sam not only wants the fat-
ted calf killed, but the whole buli pen
slaughtered as his reward for public-
ly fighting the democratic ticket with
private circulars distributed through
the republican central committee, and
flaming banners born aloft at the polls
by his kitchen bully.
Oh Samuel, thou hast the check of
a government mule, and a gall ac
limitless as the ocean.
Treasuerer Buckles' report shows
that the following funds are over
Court fund $ 104.00
Poor and Insane 1,708.52
Road and Bridge .... .. 9,123.6^
Total Overdrawn $27,134.73
An examination of the type in
which this statement is printed show s
that it was set up in the Democrat
office, proving beyond a doubt that
there is a deep laid conspiracy be-
tween Buckles. Greer, and Hensley.
to discredit our county and injure our
An examination of the logic and a
proper heafting of the wisdom of the
Blobell's comment proves to the
world that the treasury looters have
engaged a strong paper in their de-
SAMUEL THE THIRD.
Woe is me!
Tribulation is mine!
Mortification followeth mortification.
And the agony of despair possi —
My name is Samuel,
But I am not happy.
I am a democrat,
Yet sorrow encompasseth me about.
I am thirsty for power
And ahungered for pie,
Yet I give even my party
When I bolted.
I am now.
Beset by many foes.
The strong bulls of Bashon,
Bellow at me,
I am poured out,
My bones are out of joint.
In the midst of my
My strength is dried up.
Like a potsherd;
Cleaves to my
The polution of my touch
Permeates every nook of
Has foresaken me
And t|ie politician clamoreth for
The old gray mare.
Does not so much
Greet me with
The court house
Looks on me
Do not lend
The hydra headed
That has followed me so
Verily I was .
Our attention is called to a state-
ment in yesterday's Blobell that we
Intended to vote the republican tick-
et this fall, and that yve had made
ihe tatenient on the streets thai we
would sooner voie for a "nigger than
ti democrat any time."
W< are advised to roast the day-
lights out of the miscarriage who pen-
; ed the above, but we shall do noth-
ing of the kind. In the language of
the lamented Brann, "We are too hti-
niane, to step on a tvmble bug, that
\\ •liily rolls its ball of compost
tiero.- out path '' Go on rooting in
ion nicut ., iliou poor maggot you up
better equipped by nature for this
u rii than any other, it is far better
that you b placed in charge of a
pee-wee newspaper, than a public
school where plastic minds might be
polluted by your presence. \*ou have
no more influence through your paper
with the general publii? than the bray
iif an asthmatic jackass and your
idiotic drivel through your juvenile
hand out, has no more circulation
than an oyster. Therefore It can do
us no harm, and like the es-
caping of fetid air from a despeptic
stomach, it may do the epicene idiot
who penned it good.
This mephitlc sheet will do any-
thing for a dollar, except to be decent
And owing to the mental and physi-
cal perversity of its management,
respectability for it, is impossible
It Is a social leper; a journalistic
pariah. It is as devoid of political
principles as "a skunk and is as
thievish as a tom cat." It is a per-
fect maelstrom of misinformation
the incarnation of impudence, the ne-
plus-ultra of infamy. It has no more
moral integrity or political stability
than a bowery bum who daily markets
iie virtue of his own flesh and blood
or puts the frousy charms of his best
-irl up at public auction."
It has no paid subscription, and is
therefore scattered about free, pois-
oning the air like leaves from the
deadly I'pas. It ha3 no shadow of
excuse for existing and as Brann
would say, "It is too stupid to he
witty, too ignorant to Impart infor-
mation, too epicene to even be im-
moral." it suggests to us a castrated
donkey that is too spiritless to bray,
too lazy to die and therefore leans
up against the fence and slobbers on
people as they pass by.
No we have no intention of roast-
ing the Blobell or of further notic-
ing its Sunday-Sun-slumgullion. Its
editor, judging from his utterances
as well as what we know of him dot
not possess enough sterling western
manhood to resent the insult, should
we brand him as a dirty psalm-singing
liar. We regard him as a cur without
sufficient courage to even growl when
he is kicked, we therefore pass him
up unnoticed and unworthy of n
PATRONIZED HOME INDUSTRY
John Dix, When He Wanted a New
Delivery Wagon, Had It Made
in El Reno.
Tin- Times Carriage Shop of th'
cit > ha.- just completed, for John
Dix. a delivery wagon that for beau-
ty and utility cannot be excelled any-
where. The entire work even to tin
artistic painting, has been done
in the shop here, and the vehieli
speaks volumes for the efficiency of
the workmen and the completer -
of the factory. The wagon will be
on the streets in a day or two, as
soon as the paint driens.
Mr. Thoes is also putting the fin-
ishing touches on an elegant rubber
tired buggy, wholly made here, for
E. A. Sharpe.
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