The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 15, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 11, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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THt El Reno Democrat.
T.F HENSLEY. Proprietor
PUBLISHED EVER> THURSDAY
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THE EL RENO DEMOCRAT EL RENO, OKLAHOMA T E R R I T O R Y.THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 1904.
faith of the party and the honor of the
nominee of this convention that all
honorable nivalis will be use<l to pre-
vent Its repetition."
THE MAJOR THE CHOICE OF THE
A CLEAR MAJORITY
A STRONG ECONOMY PLANK
A Harmonious Convention. Which Did
Its Work Well and Promptly—
National Platform Heartily
Kingfisher. O. T . Aug. 1" Major
K J. Simpson of 101 Reno, was nomi-
nated for the territorial council here
The Seventh council district com-
posed of Kingfisher and Canadian
counties, nu-i in convention in King-
fisher at 7:30 p. m. The convention
was called to order by Miles \V. Judge
of the council committee, the call be-
ing ad by Secretary William Red-
der < ' Canadian county. Judge .1. G.
Lowe ol Canadian county was elected
temporary chairirian and Miles \V.
Judge of Kingfisher county temporary
secretary. A committee of three
from each county was selected on
credentials, order of business and
permanent organization and resolu
tions Chairman W. U. Blackburn
read tin report on credentials which
was adopted. There being no eontest
each candidate from Kingfisher and
Canadian counties, there being two.
one from each county being allowed
the privilege of selecting his own
delegation. The report as adopted
gave Canadian county : 4 delegates j
with one-halt vote each and Kingflsh-i
er county 15 delegates with 15 votes.
The delegates were instructed under
the unit rule for each candidate. The
committee on order and business re-
ported for Fred W. Elder of Hennes-
sey for permanent chairman and W.
- B. Ames of Canadian county for per-
manent secretary, which carried. The
committee on resolutions presented
their report which was read and adopt-
The roll was then called for nomi-
nations and John Fox of Canadian
county presented the name of E. J.
Simpson of El Reno and J. Steiger
presented the name of (1. F. Closset of
Cashion for Kingfisher county. A
motion was made that it require two-
thirds to nominate, which was lost.
On roll call Canadian county cast 17
votes for Simpson of El Reno and
Kingfisher cast 15 votes for G F. Gos-
set. Mr. Gosset arose and moved that
the nomination of Major Simpson be
made unanimous, which was carried.
A council committee of six mem-
bers was then selected, as follows:
G. F Gosset. Cashion: Fred Ehler.
Hennessey: J. A. Smith, Kingfisher;
J. G. Lowe. El Reno; C. J. Woodson,
Okarche; W J. Clark. El Reno.
Resolutions "The democracy of
the Seventh council district of the
territory of Oklahoma in council con-
vention assembled congratulate the
party on its prospects of victory and
upon the thoroughly reunited condi-
tion of the grand old party of Jeffer-
son. We heartily endorse the demo-
cratic national platform and sincerely
ratify the nomination of the next
president ani vice president. Alton
B. Parker and Henry G. Davis We
approve and indorse the territorial,
democracy's platform and enthus si- j
icallv ratify the nomination of our;
candidate for congress Frank Ma'-
thews of Greer county
"We pledge our earnest support to]
An Interesting Meeting Held in the
City Last Night.
Last night's session of the execti j
tive meeting of the Christian Endeav-I
or association was one of great inter-
est. The first feature of the program
was a piano solo by Miss Myrtle Art I
man. followed by several songs by I
the choir. Rev. Scott Anderson con-
ducted the scripture reading, and able
addresses were made by Rev. Parker,
Rev Black and Rev, Ralph J. Lamb,
of Nowota, 1. T. The banner won by
the Bndeavorers of the two territories
at the world's convention at Denver,
last year, was on exhibition at the
meeting last night
Mrs R. Sharp, of South Choctaw
avenue, returned today from a trip
to her farm near Elk City. She re-
ports crops in splendid condition.
The broom corn crop is being harvest
Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Goff and daught-
er. Miss Imogene. departed this morn-
ing for St. Louis, to spend two weeks
at the fair.
Miss Mae Hobart, formerly a resi-
dent of El Reno, who has been visit-
ing here, departed this morning for
her home in Topeka.
Miss~ Ida Hollenberg, of Meadville,
Missouri, is visiting her sister. Mrs.
•J W. Ester, in this city.
Pat Nagle. the political war horse
of Kingfisher, was in the city todav.
J. C. Shriver made a business trip
to Kingfisher yesterday evening.
E A. Hurbst. of Topeka. attended
the Wright-Humphrey function last
night and returned to his home to-1
Mrs. Frank Meyer went to Clinton
this morning, for a week's visit with
her daughter. Mrs. L B. Grant
THEIR PLAN FAILED.
El Reno Was Not Sleeping—No Like-
lihood That Any Changes Will
Be Made in Paying Station.
John Murphy and Charles Keith,
the* committee sent to Hinton las? i
Saturday to work on the tender feel !
ings of the Indians, in regard to pa>-
ments, have reported to the Chamber
of Commerce that they found that
certain western men were actively at
work trying to poison the minds of the
Indians against El Reno as the pay-
ment station, and that they were em-
ploying educated Indians to help them
work their scheme. The young In-
dians were in favor of the change,
but the older ones were for El Reno.
Secretary Goodwin today received
a letter from Hon. B. S. McGuire in
regard to the matter. Mr. McGuire
says that it is the policy of the gov-
ernment to make the payments at
the agencies, and that it is not likely
that any changes will be made, and
assures the Chamber of Commerce
that before he takes any action in
the matter he will have to give the
subject more than ordinary investi-
The west siders may as well relin-
quish all hopes of ever having the
Indian payments made any where else
than at Darlington
JAPANESE ARMY APPROACHING
FROM THE WEST.
JAPS MOVING BY RAIL
DESPERATE SITUATION CON
FRONTS RUSSIAN ARMY.
General Lincvitch Reported to Be
Bringing Heavy Forces to Re
Uneasiness in Russia.
Mukden. August jo.—The Japanese
are using the Shanhai Kwang-Yinkow
railway for provisioning the army and
mobilizing troops for an attack on
Sinmintun. about thirty miles west
Sinmintun Is the northern terminus
of the ShanhaiUwan railway. From
Koupangtze about seventy miles
southwest of .Sinmintun. a branch line
connects with Yinkow, which is about
fifty-three miles southeast of Kou-
A Russian correspondent in a dis-
patch from Ta Tche Kiao about a
month ago, said it was believed that
the Shanhaikvan railway was then
under the control of the Japanese
with the consent of China.
As early as March 29 last the Shan-
halkwan corn pondent of the London
Daily Mail asserted that the Chinese
had received official authorization to
turn over the plant of the railway to
The Tnpane, are In control of the
gulf of Liao Tung and should this
statement in the dispatch from Muk-
den prove to bo correct, it would indi-
cate that thev were landing troops at
Shanhai Kuan, the southern terminus
of the railway and transporting them
to Sinmintun. The strategic impor-
tance of the possession of the rail-
way. which was sought by the Rus-
sians earl in the war, is apparent.
hope is expressed there that I lie ele-
ments may again prove to he Russia's
allies Just as they did in 1812. The |
prospects of rains heavy enough to
arrest military operations is not like-
ly, however, as the time for the rainy
season is now past.
There is an unconfirmed rumor that
Lieut (len Linevitch is bringing large
forces to Mukden to reinforce Gen.
Kuropatkit!. Gen Linevitch's troops
are stationed around Vladivostok and
it is doubtful if they could arrive at
Liao Yanv in time .
RAILWAY TRAIN WRECKED NEAR
A PRETTY FUNCTION.
Enjoyable Lawn Party at the Hum
phrey Home, Last Night.
The lawn party given by Mesdames
E. D Humphrey and F II Wright,
at the home of Mrs Humphrey, was
a very enjoyable function. The
grounds were beautifully lighted by
electricity and Japanese lanterns. A
dancing platform had been erected,
ami it furnished one of the chief at-
tractions There was splendid music,
dainty refreshments were served, and
El Reno's society circles were there
in full force, together with many out
of town guests.
Major E. J. Simpson expresses his
high appreciation of the loyal support
given him in the Kingfisher conven-
tion, yesterday by the Canadian coun-
ty delegates from every portion of
! CP. Lincoln. E. E. Blake, W. II.
Maurer, i W Maher and A. II. .lack-
on went to Guthrie this morning, to
attend tin meeting of the republican
territorial central committee.
Irene Davis. Colored, got into a row
last night, in which she received a
severe knife or razor wound on her
right arm. This is the first serious
cutting scrape that Irene has been
mixed up in this week.
ONE HUNDRtD LOST
TRAIN DASHED THROUGH A
BRIDGE INTO A TORRENT.
One of the Greatest Railway Horrors
Ever Known—Scores of Bodies
Buried in the Sand.
the nominee of
"We favor ri?
part mental mat
and demand to
this council eonven-
. iim M uation of de
rs in the territory
know why immense
sums of mom v have been so careless
ly handled by republican officials as
to entail to a probable loss to the peo- j
pie of nearly $250,000 in Guthrie s
favored bank;- We ask, Can the
people afford to let such recklessness
in the flagrant abuse of public office
"We demand a correction of such
abuses and such reckless disregard j
•i the people's rights and pledg the
MET TO ORGANIZE.
Oklahoma Abstracters Held a Meet-
ing This Afternoon.
A meeting of the abstracters of
Oklahoma is being held at the office
Springs & Saxey, this af-
ternoon. for the purpose of organiz-
ing a territorial association. A num-
ber of cities are represented The
meeting is in progress as the Demo-
crat goes i o press.
St. Petersburg, Aug 10.—Although j
Lieutenant Oneral Sakharoff reports j
there is no change in the situation I
around Liao Yang, it is evident from |
the special dispatel < from Liao Yang
Sintsintin that the Japanese are con-
tinuing their preparations for a flank-
ing movement which may possibly al
ter the nature of the expected engage-
ment at Liao Yang and which may
also further delay the crucial develop-
The concentration of a strong Jap-
anese force at Siamtsze indicates an
intention to press forward towards
Mukden, and if possible to cut the
communications and prevent General
Kuropatkin from retiring northward.
Gen Kuropatkin is evidently aware
of this move and is sending out re-
connoitering parties from Sintsintin
along the Siamatsze road This is
shown by the slight encounter with
a Japanese outpost within thirty miles
of Sintsintin The Japanese also are
bringing up strong forces from Yin-
A column marching from New-
chwang with the evident intention of
flanking Liao Yang from the west-
ward included 10,000 Chinese from the
island of Formosa who are Japanese
subjects. The correspondents at
Liao Yang point out the alarming
character of this development and
fears are expressed that the example
may prove contagious If the local
Chinese are induced to join the Jap-
anese it will be impossible to distin
guish the Formosan and Manchurian
The marriage of G. L Hf
Miss Nora May. both ot .
solemnized by Rev Pxatt,
at the Anstine hri i, at
Chinese. This revi
There is considc
warding the pi •> <
Shi Kai, coimn;
strong forces t
Stole the Box.
At the last city election in Yukon
one of the ballot boxes, votes and
all. were stolen. A short time ago
it was found but the ballots that had
been voted were gone.
FORFEIT MONEY UP.
Jeffries and Munroe Make Their Final
San Francisco, Aug. 10.—The final
Installments on the forfeit of $15,000
have been posted for the Jeffries
Monroe contest, the date of which is
set for August 26 next. Of the total
amount of forfeit Jeffries has paid in
$5,000; Monroe $5,000, and the same
amount by the Yosemite Club under
whose auspices the battle will be
TRAIN WRECKED IN KANSAS.
One Killed and Several Injured Near
Fort Scott, Kan Aug. 10.—One
man was killed and four injured in
the collision south of here last even-
ing of a Missouri Pacific engine draw-
ing a caboose and a heavily laden
freight train coming down grade. The
engine with the caboose was knocked
back a hundred feet, while the freight
engine was demolished.
ROBERT H WARREN. Nevada,
Mo., fireman of the light engine.
Ed Neimeyer, Nevada fireman of
freight engine; arm and shoulder
broken hurt internally
G M Watson. Nevada. engin- < r
cut and bruised
E. M Grubbs Nevada bra.."man
Roy Hartshorn Nevada, conductor,
cut and bruised.
A KICK FROM TURKEY
Tne Porte Joins Great Brita n in
Demands on Russ a
Pueblo. Colo., Aug. The wreck
of the World's Fair Flyer on the Den-
ver and Rio Grande Railroad near
Eden, seven miles north of Pueblo
Sunday evening proves to have been
one of the greatest railroad disasters
in the historj of this country. Two
crowded passenger cars ami a baggage
car were engulfed in the torrent
that tore out a trestle spanning
Steele's Hollow, otherwise known as
Dry Creek and. ho far as known, only
three of the occupants of these cars
escaped death. Fortunately, two
sleeping cars and a diner, complet
ing the train, remained on the track
it the edge of the abyss and none of
their occupants were killed or injured.
How many perished probably will
never be definitely ascertained, for
the treacherous sands are drifting
over the bodies. Searching for the
dead was begun about midnight on
an extensive scale and still is In
progress. All corpses found were
j brought to Pueblo and placed in
I four morgues here. Last night 8F>
bodies had been recovered, ami of
j these, fifty-seven had been identified.
During yesterday bodies were recov-
ered all the way along Fountain river
j from the scene of the wreck to this
I city. At 1 o'clock yesterday two
j bodies were taken from the stream
i at First street.. Pueblo, more than
I eight miles from the point where the
disaster occurred ami it is probable
that some may be recovered even
further down the stream. None of
i he bodies are badly mutilated and
ill are in such condition as to be
[ have been made by articles found on
'In* bodies, no persons who viewed
; i hem recognized th« features.
On the lookout for danger, warned
by the squally clouds and heavy rains
to the north. Engineer Charles Hind-
man was running cautiously, about
15 mib+i an hour as he approached
the arroya, which was spanned by a
bridge feet in length The con-
dition of the bridge was not known
i until the locomotive, one of the mon-
! ster passenger type, had nearly cross-
ed. Fireman Frank Mayfield, with a
large torch that the engineer and the
l fireman had been using to ascertain
j the condition of the track, was in
the gangway. When Engineer Hind-
1 man felt the tremor In the great
j machine and caught a glimmer on
the water, he shouted his last words:
"Put out that torch." evidently think-
i ing that in the accident he felt cer-
tain was coming, the flames would
I erve to spread fire
! But before Mayfield could obey,
while the words were still ori the lips
I of the doomed man and his hand
feking th* mechanism controlling
he air, the bridge gave way as if it
• had been a stack of kindling wood
I and the locomotive dropped with the
(hissing of steam through thirty feet
disappear with ominous suddenness.
Notify Pueblo." came the voice of
the running man
The train's gone down and every-
body Is killed."
Even as he spoke, relates the oper*>
tor, there were cries coming from the
distance The two men ran to where
the bridge had been, to search, but in
vain, for victim* of the disaster.
When tlie\ reached the spot all cries
for help had ceased
Relit f trains with physicians,
wreck and pile driver outfits and
scores of workmen were hurried from
the city. The first train from the
wreck came in shortly after midnight
with J. M Killin of Pueblo, whose
escape was miraculous; II S Gilbert
Tone) Fisher and Fireman Mayfield.
These were the four men in the midst
of the wreck who had escaped.
When dawn came the wonder grew
that four had been permitted to
emerge from the raging torrent with
breath si ill in their bodies.
The end of the Pullman Ashmero
extended four feet over the brink,
while broken timbers and twisted
rails hung still further over. The
arroya had been widened to over a
hundred feet at the point where the
bridge had been. The water tore a
zigzag course across the prairie to a
depth of thirty feet In several places
There was but little left of the bag-
gai'e car a few roils, a truck or so
dimly seen in the muddy water; a
halt buried iron safe
The great locomotive, the boiler
free of the trucks, the cab and tank
gone, lies where It fell.
A quarter of a mile to the east,
where this gorge of death debauched
into the Fountain, lay the chair car,
windows gone, three fourths filled
with mud and sand. A hundred feet
farther on was the smoker, bottom
up ugainst a sand bar. A hundred
and fifty feet farther in the bend of
the Fountain was the coal tender of
the engine and from that point on
for four or five miles vestiges of the
coaches, the engine and tender stuck
up from the bend of the stream or lay
along the shore or on the islands.
Red plush beats of I fie smoker were
strewn all along the stream. Brass
rails from the coaches were found in
' the sand a half mile from the site of
die bridg- and pieces of the baggage
car stuck out of the water in several
places Bits of clothing, skirts and
women's hats were found in the brush
along the shore and the searchers
canned the foliage for bodies Mas-
ch of earth had caved in from the
biirh side; of the river at many places
and the searchers passed these with
lie fear that the bodies were buried
inder th*m which they were helpless
NEWS FROM NOME.
First Wireless Message Received
Seattle, Wash , Aug. 10.—General
Greely, chief signal officer of the
i I'nited States army, has received the
i first telegraphic message sent direct
from Nome, Alaska. It marks the in-
auguration of the gcvernment wire-
less line from Nome, 107 miles, to
General Greely said the receipt of
the message indicated that the wire-
less line was working perfectly. From
St. Michaels the message came by
wire line up the Yukon to Dawson
and thence to Seattle, traveling 3,500
The government cable ship Burn-
side, now laying the cable from Sitka
to Seatth reports having laid 227
miles of cable. General Greely says
the cable will doubtless be in Seattle
by August 12.
E. D. Humphr*
lest, should a convenient opportunity
present it: if. they would be tempted
to p tie bounds of r < itralitv
it now seems improbabl-
ug can prevent a Japan
n the Liao Yang id view- of
alence of heavy rain the
the porte, who is being suppot
Russia: government of its ag em
with T rkey in 1891. This agi
ment s*ipulates that vessels of
volunteer fleet must not carry ai
and munitions of war.
The porte' also demands that
vessels shall traverse the l3o~; h
d up the track. They
a minute before and ha
Marriage of Henry Schafer and Miss
Tillie L Paulser
At o I" this afternoon, at the home
of the groom 7is South Rock island
L. Paul n wen united in marriage,
> d most of her
nd city. They
of many friends.
& witnessed it
Fl Taylor of Pine Bluff, Ar-
■m.'-a v nig Mrs. J. T. Bradford^
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