The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 16, No. 17, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 11, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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The El Reno Democrat.
El Keno Oklahoma,-Thursday May 11 1905
FRYBBRG&RS SRbEIS BVERY DRY EXGEPT SUNDRY
Gallon Syrup or
Jelly Beans, Burnt
Peanuts, Jap Squares,
Regular value- 20
cents per lb 10c
We will give away one-
half gallon, fire proof
Crock with a general
cash order of $3 and over.
Here's Some Regular Prices.
4 Cans Corn 25c
2 Cans Tomatoes.
2 cans Hominy • •
2 cans Kraut 15c
Gal. can Maine corn,, 45c
251t>s good sized prunes,
J1. Less quality, 5c tb.
25tbs Good Jap rice. $1
Less Quality 5c tb
Tea Dust Tb 15c
Good Japan Tea, tb 25c
16 lbs Sugar *1
18 lbs Sugar $1 on a general
cash order of $5 and over-
Largest Grocery Values in
W. T. m<6r*tb
Pure TOOd (irOcers
Free Band Concert on Wed-
ORGANIZATION PERFECTED AT
ITS RECENT MEETING.
STORM SWEPTI™ ,
BEAT HIS RENT.
The Blobell Man Discovers a New Way
to Pay Rent.
TOWN OF SNYDER DEVASTATED
BY A CYCLONE.
AWFUL DEATH LIST Hard limes makes some people re
soiireeful. and a long Kansas exper-
ience is always profitable to the re-
THE BODIES OF EIGHTY VICTIMS soiireeful man Three months ago the
I Blobell, to save paying rent to one
RECOVERED | landlord, moved into another land-
I lord's property, agreeing to pay J:i0
per month for a new roosting place.
About Two Hundred Others Injured,
Many of Them Fatally—The
Town Practically Destroyed.
The most horrible calamity that
ever befell an Oklahoma town Came
in the form of a cyclone, to the town of
Snyder, in Kiowa county, at 8:45 last
night, and in an instant a busy, thrifty
little city was transformed into piles
of wreckage, nearly a hundred of its
citizens had yielded up their lives and
two hundred others were limping from
injuries which in many cases will un-
doubtedly prove fatal.
As soon as possible trains were sent
from Vernon. Texas, and Chickasha.
The first, second and third month pass-
ed without payment of any rent. At
last Charley Guun. the new landlord
filed a suit before Justice Bingham
for $90, three months unpaid rent.
The Blobell man swore that Bingham
would make him pay his rent if the
case was tried before him, and as
times were hard, asked for a change
of venue to some other justice The
case was sent to Jim Roberson and
was tried last night. Gunn sued for
$'.!©. three monnth's rent. The Blobell
man filed a counter claim for dam-
ages, calling for $100. He swore that
a water closet upstairs overflowed, by
some one pulling the badger string,
when the hopper was stopped tip. and
that the eau-de-cologne filtered down
through the ceiling and damaged the
flies of the Daily Blobell to the amount
of $50. That the lick em-good on ten
WILL BUILD AN ELEVATOR
And Enter the Li.t as a Buyer and
Shipper of Products of Canadian
That the local branch of the Farm
ers' Exchange is in earnest in its ef-
forts to promote the welfare of the
farmers of Canadian county, there can
be no doubt, and it is now an assured
fact that an elevator will be built in
Hi Reno, and probably others in small
er towns in the county.
The organization of the local branch
has been perfected by the election of
the followinng officers:
Thomas Rasp. President.
Ridge WhitlocH. Vice-president
Wm. Mittendorf, secretary and treas
Wm. Childs. Henry Schafer
Thos. Theisen, trustees.
Of the fifty-six shares of stock sub
scribed eleven shares have been paid
in. and the other forty-five shares are
expected to be paid in next Saturday
at 2 o'clock, at a meeting to be held
in the court house.
Blue prints of the Rock Island right
of way have been furnished by the
Rock Island, showing all the available
sites for an elevator, and there
little doubt that the elevator will be
built along the line of that road
ropeka & El Reno Telephone company-
he only one doing business in the
own. had its exchange destroyed, and
its local manager was fatally Injured.
Their operators at Mt. Park sent out
about all the news that was obtainable
until about 2 o'clock this afternoon,
when the line into Snyder was gotten
into working order. Early this morn-
ing the order had been issued all along
the company's lines to refeive no bus-
ness except in connection with the
A message received by the Daily
Democrat at 3 o'clock this afternoon
states that the public school building
C. H. RHodes. of Geary, is transact
ing business in the city today.
boxes of envelopes was washed off and
,awtou and Hobart, bearing physicians j t wo reams of paper damaged, for
nd nurses, and the work of relief was j which he wanted $50, more damages to
j apply on the rent, makins $HI0 in all.
The evidence showed that some per-
iii left a water faucet open up stairs
afternoon to get nevfs from Snydei. ■ j j)a, 8ome water run down through
xcept by courier to Mountain Park, I j^to the printing office below, resulting
*11 wires into Snyder being down. The in very slight damage, if any. But
whatever damage there was. Mr. Gunn
impossible until this
THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN CHICA
GO LAST NIGHT.
THE IROQUOIS CLUB
THE LEADING DEMOCRATIC OR
GANIZATION WAS THE HOST.
The President's Most Stalwart Op
ponents, Politically. Proved Them-
selves His Strongest Friends
was in no sense responsible and will
not be kept out of his rent by such
a shallow subterfuge any longer than
it takes to get the case into the dis-
trict court. Justice Roberson, how-
ever. held that Taiilock was entitled
to damages and gave him a verdict
for $87.50 and very graciously allowed
Gunn $2.50 for iiis three month's rent.
Sunday School Convention.—Valley
School House, May 14. 1905.
The Sunday School workers of Oak
township, will hold a convention at
Canadian Valley School House on Sun-
I day. May the 14th. 1905.
and every building north of the rail- j Program
road was destroyed, and confirms the j Address of Welcome Mr. Davis.
previous report, as to the number of j Address on how to conduct a
killed and injured. It gives the fol-
lowing names as among the killed:
PROK. HEBER and family
GEORGE S. BAILEY and family.
P. SANTON and family.
DR MILI.BR killed, his wife injured.
Fort Worth. Texas, May 11.—A dis-
patch to General Manager Klickenger j Recitation.
, , | Song by..-
of the Frisco, from Snyder, Oklahoma
Sunday school..-Mr. Jackson
Song By the School.
Recitation, by Eula Morris
Recitation, by.. Tom Penright
Recitation, by Sadie Etearns.
Recitation, by Pansy McCray
Recitation. ... Chas. Penright.
Recitation ' Lillie Penright
says a tornado struck that place at
8:45 last night, killing 8" persons and 1 Recitation
injuring 200. Twelve business houses Song
■ j Closing with song—"God
and forty-eight residences were de-1
stroyed. Two relief trains were sent |
from Vernon. Texas
THE EL RENOITES ALL RIGHT
The Hughes Family and Jamie Bastain
I Important Office Will Probably Come
to An El Reno Lady.
OUR SPECIAL FOR
A 25 per cent discount on all toilet
articles, brushes, combs, face powders,
talcum powders, tooth powders and
pastes, toilet soaps etc.
To introduce our kidney pills we
will give a 50 cent box with each
purchase of a dollar bottle of medi-
cine and a box of our liver pills with
a 60 cent bottle of medicine, a ten
cent cake of soap with each 25 cent
bottle of medicine.
C- R,Miller & Co.
lyiuch anxiety was felt here for the
welfare of J. W. Hughes and family,
formerly of El Heno. now of Snyder,
and little Jamie Bastian. who was vis-
iting his grand parents. Mr and Mrs.
Hughes. Mrs. Bastian started to Sny-
der as soon as she heard of the storm,
but at Clinton she learned that they
had escaped injury. She will return
to El Reno tonight
N. W. Perry ieft last night for Dav-
idson. O. T.. to visit his daughter. Mrs.
Bertha Hall. He will probably spend
the summer there.
E. L. Baker is preparing to move
the Econom> Racket store from Rock
Island avenue into the room at 104
South Bickford rivenue.
Mrs. Adah Wattson. wife of Post-
master Watt son. has been requested to
be a candidate for department presi-
dent of the Woraans' Relief Corps.
This honor has always fallen to the
other side of the territory but a vigor-
ous effort will be made at the G. A. R
encampment which is to be held at
Lawton from the 2.1d to 27th of this
month to elect Mrs. Wattson to this
position. Mrs. Wattson is a recogniz-
ed leader and is thoroughly qualified
for the office which she has been re-
quested to accept.
Work on the. Elks' Home building
is being pushed vigorouslyy and the
brickwork on the basement story is
nearly all done. The brick walls of the
structure will be coated with cement
the building, with the exception of thf
basement, an exact reproduction of the
building as it stood on the fair grounds
at St. Louis.
Millet seed. 75c per bushel.
Waring's feed store.
Chicago. May 11.---Honoring and
honored by his political foes but per-
sonal friends. President Roosevelt was
last night the chief guest ai a magnifl
cent banquet tendered him by the Iro-
quois club, the leading democratic or-
ganization of Illinois. Surrounded by
men who have fought against him in
two national campaigns, who depre-
cate many of his avowed policies, and
who have frowned upon some of his
political actions, the president was
last night cheered to the echo as h
entered and left the banquet hall, was
applauded with enthusiasm throughout
his address and at its close and was
given to understand that in his case
political differences were not a person-
The banquet, which was. from first
last an ovation, was given entirely
delegates to the leader of their
political opponents, and many of th
indly personal references made by
he speakers of the evening the major-
ity of whom are men of democratic
faith, deeply touched the president. In
his manner and words he evinced
hroughout the evening a deep gratitl
at ion at the warmth of his reception
rom men who have fought him in
political battles before now and are
ready to fight him again tomorrow if
hey consider it necessary. Through-
out the entire evening however, ran
the dominant note of admiration for
he character and friendship for the
The greet banquet hall of the Audi-
torium which has been the scene of
many notable gatherings, never held
one more representative than that
which assembled there last night to do
honor to President Roosevelt. Ctiven
under the auspices of the democratic
organization as it was, not that the
majority of those present should be
remembered of that party, but through-
out the banquet hall were many men
strong in republican doctrines and big
in the councils of their party in Illi-
nois. At the president's table were
Mayor Edward F. Dunne. Chas. F.
Gunther. president of the Iroquois
club; James Hamilton Lewis, who act-
ed as toastmaster: Samuel Alsuhler.
Sheriff Thomas E. Barrett and other
democrats. Of the republicans there
were at the same table Governor De-
neen. Judge C. C Kohlsaat. Judge K.
W. Landis and a dozen others.
Prior to the banquet itself, which
was set for 7 o'clock, the president
held an informal reception in the rooms
ti the Art Institute, inade joining th
Auditorium on the north He shook
hands with every one of the 700 men
who were present at the function im
mediately following the reception and
had a pleasant word for all those who
were known to him personally or by
A few moments before 7 o'clock, the
president, escorted by President. Gun
ther of the Iroquois and other officials
of that organization enterfd the ban
quet hall They had been preceded
by several hundred of the guests and
their arrival was the signal for
outburst of cheers that continued un
til the president and entered the long
hall and stood by his seat at th
speakers' table, which was placed at
the east end of the hall upon a dias
about twelve inches high The presi
dent bowed repeatedly in acknowledge-
ment of the hearty welcome extended
Th menu was long and fully one and
one-half hours were consumed before
its end was reached. At 9 o'clock
President Gunt her called the guests
to order and made a brief address of
welcome to the president.
Toast master Lewis also spoke brief
J. M. Dickinson, the first formal
speaker, respondn tedotlcioncharact
speaker, responded to the toast, "The
Iroquois Club." Governor Deneen. who
followed him spoke on "Illinois When
the conclusion of the address of
Governor Deneen. Mr Lewis arose to
introduce President Roosevelt, the en
tire assembly was on Its feet waving
handkerchiefs and napkins and cheer-
ing with vigor. When his voice could
be heard. Mr. Lewis happily Introduc-
ed the president who responded with
At the conclusion of his speech, the
president again was cheered with en-
thusiasm. several members of the club
next to him pressing around his to
shake his hands warmly In congratu-
The next speaker was Mayor Edward
F. Dunne, who spoke on "The City of
Chicago." He said:
"This city greets Theodore Roose-
velt because he is the chosen chief of
eighty million of free people; because
by his sterling manhood, patriotism
and enery he has fairly and honesst-
ly won the proud position he now oc-
cupies the proudest on earth—and be
cause in his character he typifies that
which citizens of this city honor above
all else honesty of purpose and In-
tensity of effort."
For May 17th
20 PER CENT DISCOUNT ON ALL
STAPLE AND FANCY DISHES
50 PER CENT
We guarantee prices and quality of
If not as represented, return go«4t
and get your money. ... ., —_
Bring in your butter and eggs.
E. T. PRINCE,
104 S. ttock Island. l'lionse 43
•TOLL. TOLL THE BELL."
The Regular Stunt of the Sexton of
an El Reno Church.
The sexton of one of the city
churches evidently views life from a
gloomy standpoint, lie lolls the bell
in funeral time lo call the congrega
tion to worship. As a hustler for busi-
ness at a revival he would be a glitter
ing success: for the sound of a tolling
bell naturally lurns the human mind
to thoughts of death and the hereafter.
Hnt when the spirit isn't working over-
time. It has a depressing effect, with
I accomplishing any great good.
BAND CONCERT YESTERDAY.
)wn Your Own Home
You Can Stop Renting
RICKER & SAXEY
Represent the Hest
Building & Loan Ass'n.
Doing Business in Oklahoma
See them about the
MONTHLY EASY PAYMENT PLAN
PRIVATE MONEY TO LOAN.
Hats! Hats! Hats!
On every Wednesday I will mak«
big reduction on all millinery. t
will make It to your interest to buy
here at all times MltS K BOUGH
MAN. second door south of First Na-
lonal :>ank, South rtlckford.
Farmers and Their
The El Reno Concert Hand gave a
free concert on the streets yesterday,
for the entertainment of the farmers
and their families, who were here In
large numbers lo take advantage of the
bargains offered on Sales Day. These
concerts will be given every Wednes-
day afternoon hereafter, for the enter-
tainment of visitors, just as they are
given every Friday night for the en-
joyment of the people of El Reno,
many of whom cannot leave their work
to attend them in the day time. The
music furnished is the very best, and
the concerts are already eagerly watch-
ed for. The El Reno band is conced
i to be the best In Oklahoma
RED CLOUD TRIBE AT SHAWNEE
Red Cloud Tribe Has a Big Delegation
in the Forest City Today.
The Red Men of Oklahoma are as
sembled in Grand Lodge at Shawnee
and a delegation of thirty-six members
f Red Cloud Tribe, of this city are
there today. The delegation Includes
many of the leading warriors of the
tribe and they are there for the good
>f the order in general, annd to boost
for the election of George S. Pearl f<
the office of Grand Sachem, in partlc
ular. Mr Pearl is a hard worker,
one of the brightest men in Red Men's
affairs in the territory.
Red Cloud Tribe is the strongest In
Oklahoma, having a membership of
over four hundred, and it has been
honored with several of the highest
offices in the Grand Lodge
BLESSING A HOME.
lealer in Flaur, Fea#
OUR SPECIAL SALE WEDNESDAY,
C«rn Meal $1.05 per hundred
Shorts 90 cents per hundred.
112 E. Wade St. B«th 'phenes 454.
El Renoites at the Maney Residence
in Oklahoma City Today.
The home of James W. Maney, in
Oklahoma City, has been the seeno of
much enjoyment today. The Maneys
recently moved into their new resi-
dence. and the "home blessing" occur-
red today Among the guests from El
Reno ar« Mr. and Mrs. F. X Gerrer,
parents of Mrs. Maney. Albert Gerrer
and famil> John Gerrer Rev Don
Gerrer. C. E. Rohkar and family, and
Mr. Maney's new hom«- is said to
be one of the prettiest in Oklahoma
By R. II. Forrest.
There's no like curse in all the world.
To speak the truth's not rude;
We'll pardon every other deed.
Save base ingratitude.
It makes its home in selfish hearts.
It is a ruthless prude;
You'll flnnd excuse for all offense.
But base ingratitude. ">
'Twas Caesar fell, so Baron savsr
'Cause Brutus did intrude:
It was "more strong than traitors'
This base ingratitude.
And so the wretch who gains your
Draws on its amplitude,
Is worse than thief, than "cut-throat
For base ingratitude.
Wm?n in your confidence he's come.
Secured his family's food,
Then turned his hand upon your home.
Thro' base base ingratitude.
There's no excuse for such a sin—
In evil breast it's brewed;
Tis never found in go«xi, true men.
Foul, base ingratitude
Hell has its pool for every crime.
By God or man construed.
Save this alone this beastly mark,
Curs'd base ingratitude.
Cane seed SI P<
Waring's feed store
>r bushel 1, at
Mrs. E. L. Halin. went to Dallas.
Texas. Monday to m«'Ht her sister, Mihh
Lulu Lowe, and bring Albert Lawrence
her I it t It- nephew home with her.. She
will also visit Mrs. McCormick of
Greenville. Tex while absent.
George Stone is at Smithton today,
looking after the work of excavating
for a new elevator at that place.
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