The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 15, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 7, 1904 Page: 2 of 8
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Will Cast Thirty Si* Vote* For Hin
As Long At His Name it
Joplin. MO . .June 30 The demo I
o ratio it ill e conventl >n to elect Ihir
tysix delegates to the national con-
vention at St. U'liis. n^'1" K,'leC'"
ed the following delegates a' lurge
United States Senator Stone. Go* A
M. Dockery. Congressman Champ
Clark and Congressman 1). A lx Ar
Thirty-two district delegates were
also chosen. The convention was
controlled by the so-called "machine
element, which IB opposed to the fac-
tion which is supporting Jos. \V Folk
of St. UouIb, candidate for governor.
The convention endorsed Senator
Francis M. Oockrell for president by
adopting the following resolution:
"Recognising Senator F. M ('"<'k
rell as one of the ablest and most
distinguished Americans and one who
has the respect of the entire nation,
we hereby Instruct delegates to the
national convention to support him
for president of the United States as
■it>1 g as his name is before the conven-
tion, and to use all honorable means
to secure Ills nomination."
The delegates were Instructed t<>
vote as u unite on all questions in the
VAST ARMY LINED UP.
Fighting Force of the Russians in
The City Said to Number Fully
marine work, twenty-two sailors were
drowned yesterday at 'he Baltic
works. Four officers and thirty men
W(.,e on board when the signal was
given to submerge tin- boat without
first properly closing the manhole.
Si Petersburg. June ISO.- The Rub- j
slim ironclad Net ron Menia rammed
the Russian battleship Navarin at
Cronstadt yesterday afternoon. The
extent of the damage is not known, j
Toklo, June 30—It Is reported that
a force of Japanese captured three
forts to the southeast of the Port Ar-
thur defenses Sunday last.
Three forts were captured after a
tight all day Sunday. The fight he-
gau with an artillery duel. 8oochan
fort was the first to fall, and was fol-
lowed by the forts Shikwanshan and
Chltaashan The Russians retreated
westward leaving forty dead.
The report is unconfirmed.
Tien Tsln, June .'10.—It is reported
that the Kussians were defeated six-
teen miles east of Kalcheng yesterday.
The report adds that owing to the
Japanese rapid advance on laihlch-
auw the Russians hastily retired
northward, fearing that the retreat
would be cut off.
ONLY ONE PORTRAIT.
Hall Will Present a Gala Appearance
With Red, White and Blue
'• i have used Aver's llatr Vigor
for a great many years, and al-
though I am past eighty years of
age, yet 1 have not a gray hair in
Geo. Yellott, Towson, Md.
e mean all that rich,
dark color your hair used
to have. If it's gray now,
no matter; for Ayer's
Hair Vigor always re-
stores color to gray hair.
Sometimes it makes the
hair grow very heavy and
long; and it stops falling
of the hair, too.
SI 00 • bottle All drnffHtt.
jf linifruiHt cannot P'U |.ljr y' «>
•fitii lit one ti" Ur Mini * « * ill rx|ir«*M
you u iHittl** It*' mire an-! jji\e the name
of your m'arent i r n* « ftu o. A<ldre* ,
J. i\ A\ 1 It CO., 1-owell, MaMii.
.gher Court Held That the Judge
• Had Exceeded His Authority.
Under the Cireumttancet.
AN AGED LADY DEAD.
London, June 30.-The Tokio cor-
respondent of the Morning PoBt, says
that the Japanese second army has
effected a juncture with the first army
and that the whole force has a fight-
ing front of 120 miles.
Mrs. Martini Ice, Aged 77 Years, Died
l^ondon. June 30—The Tokio cor
respondent of the Daily Telegraph,
says that severe fighting took place
at Kai Chan on June -■> Which result
ed In the capture of that place on the
morning of June 26.
Ohefoo, June ISO,—9:30 a. m.—Fifty
Kuropeans who left Port Arthur June
23. arrived here todny from Pigeon
Bay where they embarked on a junk.
They report that In the naval en
gagement on June 23„ the Russian
battleship Sevastopol was slightly
damaged. Fifteen days will be ri
quired to repair her. The torpedo
dispatch boat Amur was also badly
damaged. The Europeans had not
heard of the result of the nights en
gagement In which the Japanese claim
to have sunk a battleship of the Per
When the Russian fleet went out
of Port Arthur the hopes of all the
residents were high and there was
much disappointment when the fleet
returned to anchorage without engag
Ing the enemy.
It Is said that the Russian sailors
have no confidence In Rear Admiral
Wlthoeft. but think if Vice Admiral
Bkrydloff was in command the fleet
could successfully engage the Japan-
The Russian fleet is now reported
to consist of six battleships, five cruis-
ers and 24 smaller vessels.
On June 28, the day on which the
Europeans left, the Japanese were re-
ported to be trying to capture We Fu
mountain, a strongly fortified posi-
tion 15 miles from Port Arthur.
A Frenchman who has been in Port
Arthur since the war began, states
that there are 50,000 fighting men
there including soldiers, sailors. 500
women and 150 non-combatants. The
women and non-combatants are wait
ing for a steamer on which the Rus
gians have promised to take them out
of the besieged fortress. The food
supply is sufficient.
The only sufferers are the Chinese
who are without money.
St. Louis, June 30.—It Is stated at
the headquarters for the national
democratic convention which will con-
.jne in the Coliseum July ti, that the
only portrait that will be hung in the
invention hall will be the one of
Thomas Jefferson. John 1. Martin,
temporary sergeant at aims of the
convention said it would hardly do
to have the portrait of living demo-
Tats displayed as permanent fixtures
In convention hall.
Plans for decoration® have been
completed and the large hall will pre-
sent a gala appearance, lied, white
and blue will predominate, but the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition colors
will be a feature of the decorative
scheme. The dome of the hall will
be formed of ochre bunting. The
walls will be decorated with the na
tional colors exclusively and the stage
win be done In a star spangled effect.
Coats of arms of several states and
territories will be placed at intervals
along the walls and on the platform.
The standards indicating seats of the
delegations will be white, with red
rims and blue letters.
At the home of L. B. Clift, three
miles north of El Reno, Mrs. Martini
Ice died, at the age of 77 years.
Last Monday Mrs. Ice sustained a
paralytic stroke, which resulted in
Mrs. Ice was a native of Virginia
and had resided in this county five
years. She leaves a husband, O. P.
Ice, aged 84 years, who lives at the
home of his son-in-law, L. H Clift.
The children are Mrs. L. B. Clift, of
this county; Mrs. Jennie Baker, of
Binger; Mrs. Baker, of Independence,
Kansas and Mr. S. C. lee. of Robinson-
Funeral services were conducted
this afternoon, after which the re-
mains were laid to re.-t in the El Reno
SAYS HE WAS TOUCHED.
Union City Man Claims to Have Been
Robbed Last Night.
A man from Union City rushed into
police headquarters last night and
stated that a negro woman had pick-
,| his pocket of $150. His descrip-
tion of the woman led the police to
believe that Liltle Simmons had done
, |,e work, and efforts was made to
catch her, but to no effect until this
forenoon, when slie was captured at
Fort Reno and brought to the county
The man is out $150. and will hava
some trouble in explaining at home
bow it happened.
MILITIA GETS $13,103.
Congressional Appropriation For Na-
tional Guards is Made.
Washington, June 30.—Acting Sec-
retary Oliver of the war department,
has made the usual allotment of the
$1,000,000 appropriated by congress
to provide arms and equipment for
the organized militia of the 1 nited
Of the money appropriated Call
fornia will receive *19,947; Idaho,
$5,984; Colorado $9,973; Kansas $19.
947; Montana $5,984 ; Nevada, $9,984:
North Dakota. $7,979; Onegon. $i.
979; South Dakota, $7,979; I tali $ >.
984; Washington $9,979: Wyoniim
$5,984: Oklahoma $13,103; Hawaii
WILL QUALIFY FRIDAY.
Statement Shows a Splendid Increase
in Deposits—A Solid Financial
St. Petersburg. June 30.—Details of
the defeat of the Russians in the
mountain passes in Manchuria Junt
26 are beginning to arrive.
Correspondent Russ describes the
Talien Pass struggle as follows:
"The Russian batteries poured a
heavy fire into dense masses of the
Japanese cavalry, producing great
confusion. The firing ceased Sunday
but the Japanese worked throughout
the night briuging up the guns and
preparing for Monday's battle.
"During the second day s fighting
the Russian artillery center and right
held out until it had no more shells
left. The Japanese then brought up
the siege guns and opened a fire which
was murderous. Many Russian gun-
ners were killed as they worked
"Our losses during the two days'
fighting were heavy."
Chefoo. June 30.—The Russians
emerged from Port Arthur today and
remained outside for some time. I he
fighting at Port Arthur is continuous
on the land side, while frequent at-
tacks are made on the harbor by the
jjjrt. Petersburg, June 30.—While ei-
New Secretary of the Navy Will Take
Control July 1«
Washington, June 30.—Word nas
been received here from Paul Mor-
ton, at Chicago that he will be in
Washington prepared to qualify as
secretary of the navy Friday morning
| Athvllle, N. C. June 30—Judge J.
!c Pritchard, of the United Stales cir-
euit court, yesterday filed his opinion
in the celebrated case of Joseph us
! Daniels. Mr. Daniels, who is editor
of the Raleigh New. and Observer,
bad been fined $2,000 for contempt of
court by District Judge Purnell
Judge Pritchard'* opinion will be
recognised as an authority in regard
to newspaper utterances that might
lie construed as contempt of court.
The text of the decision, in part
"The force of public opinion In this i
country In favor of the freedom of j
the press has restrained the free exor- j
else the power to punish this class |
of contempts, and in many legis-1
iatures statutes have been enacted i
| depriving the court of the power to
punish them. It was taken from the J
■ federal courts by uct or congress of
1831. which act deprives those courts
of the common law to protect by this
process their suitors, officers and j
I themselves against the liable of the
| press, though published and circulated j
pending the trial of a case therein
"That newspapers sometimes en
gage in unwarranted criticism of the
courts cannot be denied. In some in-
stances they construe the liberty of
the press as a license to authorize
them to engage In wholesale abuse of
the court, but these instances are
rare and do not warrant a departure
from the well settled principles of
the law as declared by congress and
construed by the courts. if judges
charged with the administration of
the law are not to be criticised on ac-
count or their official conduct, the
liberty of the press is abridged and
the rights of individuals imperiled.
"There may be instances where the
publication of editorials or other mat-
ter in the newspapers would bring the
author within the limitations of the
statute. For Instance, if a newspaper
should publish an article concerning
a trial which was being considered
by a jury and should send a copy of
the paper containing such article to
the jury or a member thereof, during
the progress of the trial for the pur-
pose of influencing them in their de-
cision. it would present a question
whether such conduct would not be
misbehavior in the presence of the
court. or so near this as to obstrue
the administration of justice.
•It appears that the distinguished
Judge who adjudged the petitioner to
be in contempt of court exceeded the
authority granted in the act or IX.',I
and the court is void and therefore a
"In view of the foregoing, the court
finds that the petitioner is unlawfully
restrained <>r bis liberty and it is
therefore considered and ordered by
the court that the said Josephus Dan-
iels be discharged from the custody
of the marshal of the United States
and that he go hence without delay.
Hiifj€jio« Witli You
Bring in your old buggy and we will
trade so both can make i little. Don't
forget the place, on corner, one block
South of new court house.
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Thoes Carriage Shop
JOKM W. DJX,:
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EL RENO. OKLA.
^ T W w W T
DAVIDSON hi GASE, <^dbalers.N^>
srrsissr. Luinliei1. Lath awl Shingles. •
JAS. TOMPKINS. Manager.
200 Main Street. OKLAHOMA CITY.
The doctor devotes especial attention to all Chronic Diseases ami
uses many new and most positive medicines in his practice by which be
lias cured many extreme cases such as
Hydroceile Rheumatism Heart Disease
Indigestion Kidney and Bladder Catarrh
Chronic I leers Nervousness Sore Legs
Bronchitis Pulmonary Disease Sore Eyes
Diseases of Women and Children—Special Attention. PILES and RUP-
TRL'E Cl'REI) by painless method and no detention from business. Hy-
doceile cured in a few hours. Calls promptly answered all hours.
Obesity Cured iu Four Weeks.
CONSL'LTATIO N FREE.
Office, 200 Main St., Okla. Cty
tore the soldiers of the Oklahoma Na-
tional (iuard have been so poorly
equipped owing to the meager legis-
lative appropriations that their ap-
propriation from the war department
had to be expended for equipments
instead of paying per Iiem to the men
while on duty.
whether he would have Scott brought
to this city, Mr. Owen said he had
not yet given that phase of the case
sufficient consideration to make a
TORNADO IN MOSCOW.
DIAZ WILL HOLD OVER.
Mexicans Evidently Thought the
Long Time President Too
Hard a Man to Run
BACK IN SOCIETY.
Mrs. Amelia Folsom Young, Favorite
Wife of the Prophet is Again
A SUDDEN DEATH.
Mrs. Lillie Fobes Expires Very Sud-
The semi-annual meeting of the
stockholders of the First National
Bank of El Reno was held in the bank
building today, for the purpose of
electing officers and transacting other
business. The following officers were
H. C. Bradford. President.
T J. Stewart, Vice President.
W. H. Criley. Vice President
L. A. Wilson. Cashier.
H. L. Chowning. Aassistant Cashier.
Directors: J F. Holden. E. D
Humphrey. K. S. Trulock, J. W. Man
ev. J. B. Trulock, H. C. Bradford. W.
11 Criley. I. A. Wilson. H. L. Chown
The recent statement of the bank
shows an increase of 33 per cent in
deposits in* eight weeks. The First
National Is regarded as one of the
strongest financial institutions in the
southwest, and its business Is making
a remarkable growth.
The names of many of El Renos
wealthiest men appear in its direc-
Mrs. Lillie Fobes died, at her home
three miles east of El Reno, at 4:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
She came to town yesterday, and
complained of a violent headache.
At 1:30 she left town in her buggy,
and grew rapidly worse, and died
three hours later.
Mrs. Fobes owned and resided on
what is known as the Allison tarm
in the Canadian valley, three miles
,ast of town. About a year ago she
and her husband agreed to separate
and divided their property. Mr
Fobes is now at Valga City. Iowa
There are two children. Warren Fobes
about 23 years old. and Mrs. Myrtle
Watson, both of whom reside here,
the son on the home farm, and the
daughter, with her husband, on an
Funeral services were conducted at
the Christian church, hv Rev. Cole,
and the body was escorted to the
cemetery by the members of Morn-
ing Glory Camp, Royal Neighbors, o
which order Mrs Fobes was a num-
The Country Devastated and Several
Villages Were Partially
Moscow, June 30.—A tornado swept
the city yesterday afternoon causing
Forty-five persons were killed and
l!i injured are being cared for in the
Two villages near here in the track
of the storm were destroyed. One
hundred and fifty deaths are reported
there while eighty-ti'e persons were
hurt. The telegraph system was pros-
trated and railway communication is
interrupted. Hail stones weighing
three-quarters of a pound fell during
the storm In one grove of 250 acres
only one tree w-as left standing.
El Paso, Texas. .Mine 30.—President
Diaz of Mexico has issued a procla-
mation that inasmuch as there were
no other candidates for the office of
president and vice president in Sun-
day's and Monday's election except
himself and Ramon Corral, they are
elected for six years.
The board of electors will convene
in Mexico City July 10 to confirm this
OWEN IS GUARDIAN.
Salt Lake City, I'tah. July 1.—After
! living in retirement twenty years,
I Mrs. Amelia Folsom Young, favorite
wife of Brigham Young, is about to
| begin to entertain again on a large
j scale The first affair will be a high
j tea tonight. The Gardo House, or
j Amelia Palace, built especially for
her by her husband, is still one of the
finest residences of Salt Lake, al-
though it has passed out of her pos-
She was the eighteenth wife of
Brigham Young, is a cousin of Mrs.
Grover Cleveland and still retains a
great share of the beauty of the Fol-
Believed That Scott Will Soon Be in
Condition to Look After His
Own Business Affairs.
WHOLE TRAIN IS LOST.
Consular Invoice to a Consignment
• f a New Train For the Pan-
MILITIA AT FORT RENO.
Adjutant General Burlingame Will
Arrive Soon to Confer With
Commanding Officer in
Regard to Meeting.
George Long of Kingfisher is in
town today on business before the
The library board has deciib d to
have the library building made of
mottled brick from Denton. Texas, in-
stead of the Malakoff white brick.
The Denton brick are much larder
and better than those from Malakoff.
the board thinks.
Charley Dyer has just fiuished put-
ting in bridges over the big ditch
along the St. Louis, El Reno & West-
ern track, northeast of town. The
ditch does a greet deal toward drain-
ing the valley north of the city, by
carrying off the flood water.
Mrs M. A. Allison, of Lincoln Cen
ter, Kansas, who has been visiting
her daughter, Mrs. A. A. "UZ,J'
parted for her home >'e4terdtty" .
Muzzy accompanied her, an
it in Bfensas tor two or three months.
Guthrie, O. T. June 30.—Word from
the war department has just been
1 received at the headquarters of the
' Oklahoma National Guard to the ef-
I feet that the department has decided
I to allow the next encampment of the.
Oklahoma militia to be held on the
I military reservation at Fort Reno,
i Adjutant General Burlingame will so
to the fort in the near future to con-
fer with the commanding officer in j
regard to camp grounds and other
necessary arrangements. It is also,
believed from a ruling made by th.
war department that during the en-
campment or any time while on duty
the members of the militia will re-
ceive pay. The department having
decided that with our present equip-
ments we are entitled to the privil-
eges under the Dick bill, which pro-
vides that members of the National
Guard on duty, shall receive compen-
sation from the federal government
when sufficiently equipped to entitle
tlxy to the appropriation. Hereto-
The celebrated Scott case was giv-
■n another airing in the probate court
at Oklahoma iCty, yesterday, as the
following article from this morning s
Oklahoman will show: •
Judge Harper of the probate court
yesterday appointed J McGee Owen
to art as temporary guardian of the
property and person of W. H. Scott,
now detained at an El Reno health
The appointment of Owen was
agreed upon by Scott's wife and his
brother, both of whom have consented
remain in the city at the request of
Mr. Owen until he has qualified for j
his new duties and has inventoried
Mr. Scott's property.
Mrs. Scott visited her husband in
the sanitarium at El Reno on Tues-
day and found him in an abnormal
condition mentally and physically.
She is reported as stating that he
has before been in a somewhat simi-
lar condition as the result of using
intoxicants to excess, and that her
separation from him was due to fear
for her life when he was not himself
It is now believed that Scott will,
in a few weeks, be sufficiently recov-
ered to resume control of his own
When questioned la t night as to
American Road Disappeared.
Mexico City, Mex.. July 1.—The loss
of the consular invoice to a consign-
ment of a new train for the Pan
American Railroad has caused much
concern to that company. The train
that has been lost while in transit
consists of an engine, baggage car
and three coaches. The shipment has
been traced as far as Laredo, at which
point it is claimed, through the care-
lessness of the United States custom
I officers, all traces of the train have
[ been lost. The matter has been re-
I ported to the Mexican government,
and it is claimed that some arrange-
ments will be made to locate the
missing Pan-American train by turn-
ing up the lost consular invoice.
Senator Dave Marum, of Woodward
visited in this city yesterday, and re-
turned to the west this morning. He
and Jim Duffy soldiered together in
the Fifth cavalry, years ago, and they"
spent a good part of the day in talk-
ing over old campaigns on the fron-
W E. Niles, of Cereal, is a county
seat visitor today
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