The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 16, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 30, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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The El Reno Democrat.
EL RENO, OKLAHOMA TERRITORY. THURSDAY. MARCH 30. 1905.
A Want Ad in the Democrat Want Colums Will Pill a Long: Felt Want. Try it
Spend a Minute
With us and You'll
Spend Your Cash
Eating potatoes per bu., . . 65c
Lower and declining prices on
YVe have plenty of onion
sets, quart 10c
Clarette Soap (weighs one-
fifth more than most stan
dard soaps) per box $3.
5 Good black prunes. . . 25c
Why pay some one else 10
or 8 ^ cents per lb?
Canned Corn. Tomatoes. Hom-
iny. Pumpkin and Salmon.
all 95 cents dozen
or 3 cans for 25c
F small cans tomatoes 25c
A 20c can preserved black
/ Raspberries only 15c
Only a trial of these can con-
vince you what a real bargain
this is—It's an elegant dessert.
A 50c Jar of Dunkleys preserv-
ed peaches now 25 cents A
whole dozen for $2.50
A big loss to another party en-
ables us to make this remark-
able offer in peaches.
A 50c pint bottle Royal Salad
dressing now 39 cents.
This is the best salad dressing
made—We're overstocked tho*.
7 cans (worth 35c.) Potted
3 Packages Arena oatmeal,. .25c
We heard of one or two par-
ties who sent orders away
and on every item purchas-
ed that was named to us
they could have saved mon-
ey by spending their cash
El Reno sells groceries
cheaper than the average
town and we're willing to
duplicate any orders given
to out of town parties at
same cost and we'll be glad
to have the order.
New Smoked Halibut. tb, 25c
Codfish. Salmon. Sardines and
everything in fish line we have.
We have an awful good coffee
story to tell you—Ask us about
it at the store.
W. T. meSratb &
Pure Tood tirecers Phone 30.
OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE LIKE-
LY TO BE INVESTIGATED.
OUR WINKLER IN IT
HAS BEEN CALLED AS WITNESS
Representative McBride Says He
Made Changes in Appropriation
Bill Acting Under Wink-
STORIES OF THE TOWN.
C. Kimmell went to Weatherford
New spring shirts, latest patterns
to designs at Kelso's. St.
We sell Oleo, neat roolls. 20c IT)
RICE CASE IN COURT.
Several Witnesses Went From Here
to Cordell This Morning.
Otto Shuttee J. F. McGrath and
Albert Gerrer went to Cordell this
morning, as witnesses in the case of
the United States vs. O. S. Rice, who
is charged with embezzlement. Mr.
Rice was for years property clerk at
Darlington Indian agency, and after-
ward chief clerk at Seger sub-agency.
It is claimed there is a shortage in his
accounts while he was at the latter
place Mr. Rice formerly lived in
El Reno, and his many friends here
hope that he will be able to establish
Bonebrake Hardware Co., Sends Corn
The Bonebrake Hardware Co.. today
shipped to the Gale Manufacturing
company, of Albion. Michigan four
bushels of corn, grown by Bernard
Blum, and five stalks of corn measur-
ing fourteen feet, grown by Peter
Morgan, on his Walnut township
farm The Gale company is an exten-
sive farming implement concern,
which does an enormous business in
Oklahomo, and its members are en-
thusiastic admirers of this region.
The specimens sent from here will
compare favorably with the products
of the best corn states. They will
be exhibited at fairs in the northern
states next fall
Bruce Saunders made a business
' i rip to Oklahoma City today
O. W. Compton made a business
[ trip to Dover ibis morning.
New spring collars and Ruchings
just arrived at Kelso's 3t.
Rose Coleman the negro woman who
was shot by Dora Briscoll Sunday af
ternoon. is still alive, with possibly
a slight ahow for recovery.
The baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A A Cowden in some manner got
hold of some poison, yesterday even
ing and for several hours it was
thought that she would die. She is
much better today.
John P. Kern, one of the pioneers
of El Reno came up from Lawton to |
day for a few days visit with his broth- j
er, Fred, and a host of old friends.
T. J. Sanford is attending to legal
business in Oklahoma City today.
Guthrie. March 29.—The indica-
tions are that County Attorney Mc-
Guire intends to present to the terri-
torial grand jury which convened this
morning, whatever evidence he may
secure concerning the charges of mis-
conduct made against members of the
recent legislature and its employes.
It will be remembered that Represen- !
tative McBride of Blaine county ad-
mitted to making some changes in |
the general appropriation bill while
it was in the engrossing room being
prepared for the signatures of the
presiding officers of the house and
senate. McBride said he was acting
under orders of Senator Winkler,
president of the senate. The latter
denies any connection with the matter
and said he was willing for the courts
to pass upon the case. Both senators
Winkler and Scott admit they were
subpoeanaed yesterday to appear be-
for the grand jury today.
A masquerade ball was given last
night, in the former skating rink room
E. A. Sharpe is transacting busi-
ness in Guthrie today.
J. P. Lowe, of Kingfisher, was in
the city today.
George Gill, of Piedmont, was n
county seat visitor today
Kelso's Monday special is muslin
under garments. 3t.
Charley Manson was able to come I
«down town this afternoon. He is
I slowly recovering from the injuries j
, inflicted by a thug and robber a ;
; week ago.
J E. Nissley, one of the proprietors
of th* Pioneer Creamery, of this city,
is here from Topeka. Mr. Nissley
built the Pioneer eleven years ago.
As its name indicates, it was the first
creamery ever established in Okla-
homa. Mr. Nissley is also interested
in creameries in Guthrie and Thomas.
Oklahoma, and in numerous cream
eries in Kansas.
H. A. Morgan is here today, from
Dr. Jackson went to Guthrie thil
Your loss if you do not attend
Kelso's Monday specials. 3t.
AN UNDERGROUND RIVER.
A Well in Which the Pumps Cannot
Lower the Water.
l)i Pinkerton was called to Geary
this morning, on professional busi-
THAT FARMERS MEETING.
Farmer Cope and Planter Carney
Make Municipal Medicine.
A. T. March is building an addition
to his residence on Miles avenue
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bannister are
the proud parents of a baby boy.
Col. Stouch came over from Darling
ton this morning.
The big new well at the waterworks
plant appears to tap a genuine under-
ground river The pumps, running
night and day. do not lower the water
an inch The wall of the well will be
finished in a few days, after which the
water in the mains will be clear as
crystal At present the water is
pumped directly from the well into
the mains. El Reno now has an in
exhaustible supply of water
The skating rink is a thing of the
past, and the truck has been shipped <
back to Kingfisher
Last week about a baker's dozen of
farmers met in the assembly room in
the new court house to consider a
proposition to build a co-operative ele-
vator at El Reno.
As stated in these columns at the
t^rae the attendance was so small that
it was decided to adjourn until Satur-
day. April 1. Before the adjournment
was taken. Planter John Carney arose
and read a long political harangue
which the Blobell has since been run-
ning on the front page, under the
title of "A Hot Resolution."
Farmer Cope moved its adoption
and the El Reno boosters of the de-
mocratic city ticket present voted for
it. Not a half dozen farmers voted
for the resolution, yet it was declared
carried. If there was any life in the
movement the court house gang kill-
ed it too dead to skin. They tried to
use it to boost the Freeborn ticket |
and strangled it at its birth.
Mrs. A. O. Cromer and son Carl re-j
turned today from a visit with home
folks in Wichita.
Just arrived, the new spring styles
in the J. B. Stetson and Young hats
at Kelso's. 3t.
Charley Saunders has accepted a
situation in the bank at Harrison.
A. M. McLouth, a bridge contractor
of the town of that name, is in the
Have you seen those beautiful col-
lars. Ruchings. chiffon rufflings and
chemisetts at Kelso's. 3t.
A light frost came last night, but
there was not enough of it to do any
damage. Today spring again has
possession of the boards
BLACKWELL MEET IS OFF.
Cyclone Tore Down the Pens and
Liberated the Rabbits.
The coursing event at Blackwell,
scheduled for Thursday and Friday,
has been declared off. Yesterday a
fool cyclone struck Blackwell, tore
down the race track fences and build-
ings and liberated the rabbits which
were to have been used in the races.
The El Reno contingent had its grey-
hounds ready for shipment to Black-
well thi$ morning when the news
came of the postponment of the
Jimmy Meegan is here from Walnut
township, figuring on considerable
work. He has submitted a bid for
the grading work at Bellamy's lake.
A PLEASANT PARTY.
Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Made
Merry Last Night.
The progressive whist and flinch
party given last night in the I O. O.
F.. hall, by the Odd Fellows and Re-
bekahs. was one of the social suc-
cesses of the season. The attendance
was about one hundred and fifty. The
whist prizes were won by John Oz-
mun and Mrs. Tom Jensen. The
flinch prizes were awarded to H. C.
Risse and Mrs. W A. Toby, and Sam
Peach carried off the booby prize, a
rattle-box. Refreshments were serv-
ed. and the event was so enjoyable
that the merry-makers did not go
home till midnight.
Mrs. G. Timmerinan. who has been
sick for some time, is thought to b«'
better today. Her son. Julius Tim
merman, returned to Piedmont this
The preliminary examination of
Mills, who was arrested yesterday,
charged with forgery, will be held to
morrow Mills now claims to be a .
deaf mute, but O. L. Richards, from
whom he borrowed the blank check
says he was a fluent talker Monday
MEANTIME THE WAR HAS NOT
THIS COUNTRY AND FRANCE PAV
ED THE WAY.
Officials in Washington Deny all
Knowledge of Negotiations—
Little or N^> News From the
Seat of War.
London, March 29.—The Times' St.
Petersburg corres|>ondent telegraphs
"The entire absence of private and
presH telegrams from the front, to-
gether with a laconic message from
General Linevltch dated Harbin and
saying "No reports from the armies,"
evolves fears that communications
have been cut and that the Japanese
have turned the Russians."
Do you need a good watch.
You will be surprised how cheap
you can get a good time piece
at our store, let us show you
and make prices.
Minton Jewelry Co.
First Door South Post Office.
B. G. Sanders, who lives nine miles
north of El Reno, is in the city today
He says that the road between the
city and the bluff north of old Reno
City is in an almost impassable con
ditlon. and that farmers who would
like to come to El Reno to trade an1
forced to go to Okarche by the awful
roads leading to this city.
Hats, Bonnets, Veils.
New goods arriving every day.
Prices right. Pitts & Heed, 216 S
Rock Island. 6-6t
A NEW FIRM.
On the first of April one of the
notable business changes of the city
will be the consolidation of the real
estate and insurance agency of W. J
Finch and the real estate and insur-
ance agency of H. S. Patterson. By
this combination this will make one
of the largest, best and most progres-
sive real estate and insurance agen-
cies in the Southwest, representing
some twenty-five old line companies.
We are informed that the companies
represented by these gentlemen are
neither the so-called "Union or Trust"
companies nor do they belong to the
kind that come under the head of
"Non-l'nion or Anti-Trust" companies,
but are strictly independent com
The new firm will be known as
Finch & Patterson and will make a
specialty of handling real estate of all
kinds, either for sale or exchange and
by the consolidation their list is no
doubt the most complete in the coun-
These people need no particular in-
troduction to the community. Mr.
Finch having been here for the past
six years engaged exclusively in the
real estate and insurance business.
Mr. Patterson having been here for
the past four or five years and also j
engaged in a very successful real eis
rate and insurance business
We bespeak for the new firm all
kinds of success as they certainly
The New York millinery stor * has
changed hands since last season
Mrs. Morrison, formerly proprietor of
the Arcade millinery store now owns
it, and cordially invites you to call
and see her line of street and tailored
hats. Easter announcement later.
6-3t w. 1-t
St Petersburg, March 29.—Russia
has outlined the conditions under
which she is prepared to negotiate
It was stated last night with every
resemblance of authority, that, thanks
to the good offices of the United
States and France, the question of
peace had assumed practical shape.
London, March 29.—A telegram
from a northern European capital re-
ceived in London this afternoon, says:
"I have just learned on reliable au-
thority that Russia has asked Del
casse to act as intermediary and open
peace negotiations with Japan.
"Delcasse has signified his willing-
ness. but considers that Lansdowne's
co-operation is essential to success."
Washington. March 29.—Diligent in-
quiry fails to develop any assistance
this government had given in the way
of bringing about preliminary nego-
tiations for peace between Russia and
Japan, but inasmuch as nearly all the
American officials likely to have
knowledge of such a matter were in-
accessible the inquiry necessarily
was not complete. It is known that
this government for a long time had
stood prepared to use? its good offices
In the interest of peace whenever
the opportune moment arrived for ac-
tion by this government without ser-
ious risk of giving offense to either
of the combatants and thereby lessen
our power of good. A prominent
man of one of the diplomaatic corps
here when shown the St. Petersburg
statement said that he had not re-
ceived any word from his government
on the subject for several days and
he heard nothing to confirm the re-
port. At the same time he would not
be astonished to learn of its accuracy
though he had not expected matters to
reach that stage as yet.
BALL GAME NEXT SUNDAY.
County Surveyor Whittlesey went
to Yukon this morning, to select a
route for a drainage ditch. Some low
valley land in that township is to be
drained, under the provisions of a
law passed by the late legislature
Cattle Inspector Graham came over
from Oklahoma City yesterday, thor-
oughly disinfected the Rock Island
stock yards and declared them again
open The yards were quarantined
a few days ago. on account of the un-
loading of several carloads of south
ern cattle in them.
The Two Women He Had Arrested
When police court convened this
afternoon the two women John Huds
peth complained against for running
a dance hall was arraigned and ans
wered ready for trial. The prosecut-
ing witness. Mr. Hudspeth, did not ap-
pear. The marshal instituted n
search for him but was unable to lo-
cate him and the case against the
women was dismissed for want of
prosecution. The great reformer no
doubt was laboring in some other
part of God's vineyard.
Active Work Being Done by Both
Teams—A Big Crowd Expected.
Fourteen of Homcwood & Paulsen's
Indian baseball players have arrived
in the city, and three more are ex-
pected to arrive from Rosebud agency
in a day or two The season will
open here next Sunday, in a game be-
tween the Sioux team and the Red
Men's team of El Reno. Both teams
are making great preparations for the
game, and a hot contest is expected
Excursion rates on all roads will he
given for that occasion
"Total receipts of cattle at. Kansas
City Monday and Tuesday about 20.
000. with a large per cent age of good
fat cattle; liberal run of stockers and
feeders. Market, steady Hogs shade
lower: top $f>.35 on Tuesday
It Hutton-Keck Commission Co
HOUSE OF COMMON'S CENSURES
NOT ONE DISSENTING VOTE
Supporters of the Government's Poli-
cy Left the Hall Before the Time
Came to Vote.
The Japs must have had a lot of
rough rider regiments and every mem :
ber a Hat Masterson.
Did you ever see a man of any value .
in the community who carried a bag
of tobacco and cigarette papers?
London. March 29 In the house of
commons last night a vote of censure
of Premier Balfour's fiscal policy wan
unanimously carried, ministerialists
abstaining from voting.
The session was a repetition of the
session of March 22. when a resolution
introduced by Mr. Ainsworth (free
trade liberal) condemning the gov-
ernment's proposition to impose a.
general duty on manufactured goods
was carried by a vote of 254 to 2.
The ministerial front benches last
night were entirely deserted, and only
about a dozen unionists, principally
free traders, were present when Mr.
Walton, liberal, moved a resolution
"In view of the declaration made
by the prime minister this house thinks
it necessary to record its condemna
tion of his policy of fiscal relations."
The opposition had hoped that in
view of the fact that this was a vote
of censure, the government would take
up the challenge and would not ad-
here to its declared intention of
ignoring fiscal resolutions of private
members; but Mr. Balfour declined to
be drawn out, and the opposition were
driven to address denunciatory
speeches to empty benches and rea*
the indirect benefit of the efTect of
the government's refusal to fight when
Mr. Walton's motion was carried
without a division.
In reply to an inquiry by Sir Henry
Campbell Bannerman. the speaker
said the motion should be recorded
From the Atchison Globe.
Apply your opinion of the far east
war to your own affairs: it is always
easier to make up.
"Inoffensive" means all that is good,
but wouldn't you regard it as offensive
if applied to you?
Go out of your way to make a friend
you can't have too many.
When a father whips he whlpJi too
hard, and when a mother whips, she
whips too easy.
No matter how ornery a boy is hLs
mother thinks he will reform the rest
of the bad boys.
An old man's stock with young girls
slumps mighty fast when a boy hap-
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