The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 16, No. 43, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1905 Page: 3 of 8
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GREAT DAMAGE TO
EIGHT KILLED OUTRIGHT
MANY INJURED. RELIEF TRAINS
BEARING PHYSICIANS, NUR-
SES AND SUPPLIES SENT
The Hotels Were Converted Into
Morgues and Hospitals, Where the
Wounded and the Dead are
Mountain View, Okla, Nov. 4.—This
place was struck by a tornado at 5:45
this afternoon, as the result of which
eight dead have been recovered and
about twenty persons Injured.
The identified dead:
J. R. BARKLEY.
MRS. W. M. HOLT and two Child-
MRS. ROBERT HOLME.
Mrs. O. Broughton and child.
Mrs. J. R. Barkley and infant.
Mrs. Smith and two children.
1. W. Gray.
Mrs. McBride and daughter
J. E. Hollis, back injured.
K. A. Mettendurf, hack injured and
J. M. Whittle, Cache. Okla.. side and
Joe Wallace, Oreana. Okla., spine
hurt, legs crushed.
J. D. Hollis, shoulder crushed.
Others have been seriously injured
and the wreckage is being searched.
Physicians and nurses have arrived
4>adly Injured. J, K Hollis, back In-
jured and internal injuries; F. A. Mit-
tendorf. hack injured and leg crushed:
J. M. Whittle. Cache. Okla , side and
leg crushed; Joe Wallace Oreana,
Okla . ipine injured .his limbs crushed
and his wounds will probably prove
fatal: J. D. Hollis, shoulder crushed.
It Is impossible at this hour, 11
o'clock, to learn how far into the coun-
try the terrible devastation extended
and the extent of damage to property.
A heavy rain preceded the cyclone,
and as the sky was overcast the storm
came absolutely without warning and
the first intimation the residents of
the city had of the approach of the ap-
WANTS DALTON PARDONtD
Kingfisher Paper Argues in Favor of
Giving Him Liberty
From the Kansas City Journal.
The Kingfisher Free Press makes
a strong appeal for a pardon or parole
for Emmett Dalton. who Is now in the
Kansas penitentiary for participation
in the famous Coffeyville raid, in
which his brothers were killed and he
was badly wounded. It is claimed th^t
Emmett, who was then but 18 years
old. was drawn Into the Coffeyville
nit- in; nan i..r ->.i affair without knowing of its real char-
palling disaster, was the crash of the j acter an,i that he wanted to back out.
school house As it whirled over the (,ut WHS kept In line by taunts from
roof crashed Into the ground, the I the older members of the party. When
structure being crushed like an eKK'the attack was made he was left with
shell. A special train arrived early | the horses and did not tire a shot. Mrs.
in the night from Gotebo, and twenty-
flve members of the M. W. A. lodge of
Carnegie, are on the grounds rendering
valuable assistance. As there was
no time to seek shelter it Is remark-
able that the mortality was not more.
At 11 o'clock all is quiet and the
dead and wounded are being cared
for in a satisfactory manner. The
three principal hotels have been turn-
ed Into morgues ami sanitariums. The
excitement was quieted down and only
the weeping and mourning of relatives
of the dead is heard. In one family
only a father Is left. In another only
the mother, and she Is badly wounded.
Much stock and cattle ^re dead. The
property damage is great but no esti-
mate can be made tonight. It is cer-
tain that more dead and wounded will
be found when daylight comes. No
reports have come from the country,
in the path of the cyclone, and none
are looked for until morning. Another
train from Hobart and Mangum will
soon arrive and with this help the
town can care for its unfortunate.
Financial aid will be forthcoming
from neighboring towns tomorrow. As
soon as daylight comes more search-1
lng parties will be sent to the conn-1
try. So far only eight dead and eigh-
teen wounded have been found. It
is indeed a pitiable sight and forcibly
reminds one of the terrible Snyder
tornado, about forty miles south of
here last spring. Mountain View is a
FREEDOM IN THE ORIENT
China Will Soon Become a Conatitu
Dalton. his mother, lives only four
miles from Kingfisher. She Is now I
getting quite old and is said to be |
greatly in need of her son's assistant
A HELPFUL CROWD
Custer County Prisoners Helped Tear
Down the Old Jail
The Custer county prisoners, who
are confined In the county jail here,
give an amusing account of their ac-
tions just before being brought here.
One of the men, who is registered as
John Doe, says that the Custer coun-
ty authorities were gettin* ready to
build a new jail, and that It was neces-
sary to tear down the old one before
beginning the work. "Doe" says the
prisoners, desiring to help the offici-
als, got hold of a mowing scythe and
crow bar and before the sheriff know
what they were doing, they had the
old building almost demolished. Mr.
Doe did not explain why the prisoners
chose to do their work between mid-
night and daylight, while the officers
were absent or asleep.
New York. Nov. 3.—Yu Chuan
Chang, a member of the Chinese com-
mission which is to draft a const!-'
tution for the Chinese empire, arrived |
here today on the steamer Graf Wal
dersee from Hamburg. He Is secre |
tary of the branch of this commission
which will study the constitution of
the 1'nlted States. Prince Tasai Ts-
che Is the head of this section of the
constitutional commission. Other sec-
tions will investigate simultaneously
the constitutions of other countries.
Yu Chuan Chang said today:
"When these special ambassadors |
have finished their work and submitt-
ed the draft of the constitution for
China to the emperor. China will step
out of the ranks of absolute monarch-
ies and enter the constitutional em-
] "The Chinese constitution will em-
I brace all of the best features of the
I constitutions of America. Japan. Great
llrltain. France, Germany and Aus-
tria. The travels of the special em-
bassy will be ended in about eight
months, after which the envoys will
draw up a constitution."
from Anadarko, Ft. Cobb and Carnegie j town of about 1,000 population in
The storm struck the town from the
southwest, and totally demolished all
buildings 111 its path. The churches,
school house, Coker & Sliaul's livery.
the Shaul hotel, a cotton gin and a
dozen resldcnT'es w v <!esi For-
tunately the storm followed a ravine Ten Acre Tract Sufficient for Support
of a Family
southwest Oklahoma, in Kiowa coun-
ty. about fifty miles west of Anadarko
on the Iiock Island.
FORETOLD HIS DEATH
Devlin Had Presentment
TEACH EXTENSIVE FARMING
through the town, where there were
not many buildings; otherwise the de-
struction would have been much
A special train was run from Ana-
darko, bringing fifty nurses and phy-
sicians. The Manhattan hotel has j
been converted into a morgue.*
This catastrophe is second only to
the great Snyder disaster last spring.
The cyclone victims now dead at the
morgue are J. It. Barkley, aged "7,
family of wife and five children killed
instantly. Barkley's wife received
severe scalp and face wounds and is
not expected to live until morning.
One of Barkley's children is danger-
ously wounded, Mrs. W. M. Holt wife
of a blacksmith, was instantly killed,
also her three-year-old child and the
infant baby is missing and cannot be
found. Wade White, bookkeeper for
the Farmers Gin & Mill company, was
instantly killed. He was a single man
27 years old. Frank Clark, single,
aged f>5, was terribly mutilated and
died a few minutes after being found.
Mrs. RoUert Holme, sister of Frank
Clark, is dead and so mutilated as to
be barely recognizable. The names
of the wounded kfiown at this hour
are Mrs. Barkley and infant: Tom
Dunn, not expected to live until morn-
ing; Mrs. Smith and children, severe-
ly wounded, •
A terrible rain preceded the storm j
and the streets are flooded with water
and mild. It is feared many more j
persons will bp found when daj light
comes as several are still reported
missing. The six-months-old Holt
child was found dead at 8:30. Its
head was crushed almost beyond rec-
ognition. John Bittle is reported
From Maxwell's Talisman.
Tlu1 greatest pood that can he done
to the American farmer today is to
teach him to make the largest possible
profit from the smallest tract of land
from which a family can be supported
in comfort. A great influence operat-
ing today against keeping the boys in
the country is that the boy does not
have money enough to buy a farm. It
is unfortunately true that there is a
trend in the direction of the absorb-
ing of farms into still larger farms,
with a consequent diminution of popu-
lation, as in Iowa and other farming
sections. The remedy for this is to
demonstrate that if the value is in
the boy rather than in the farm, and
the boy is taught that by intensive,
diversified, scientific farming a good
living with a surplus profit that will
provide amply for old age. may be
made from a comparatively rj mall
tract of land—say ten acres—with am-
ple cultivation, irrigation and fertili-
zation—or even without irrigation, be-
cause a hoe and a cultivator in the
hands of a scientific farmer may bring
as go?>d and better results in providing
moisture for growing plants than a
ditch and unlimited water in the hands
of a lazy farmer.
AFTER M'NABB'S SCALP
Board of Agriculture Holds Called
Meeting at Governor's Request
Guthrie. Okia.. Nov. a.—The board
of agriculture is holding a called meet
ing this afternoon. Much secrecy is
Chicago. Nov. 3.—Charles J.Devlin.
the coal operator and banker who fail-
ed for $5,600,000 in Topeka, Kan., re-
cently and who died in Chicago, fore-
told his own death in a conversation
with his wife at St. Elizabeth's hos-
"This is the last time, dear," he
remarked as his wife kissed him at
A short time later he was seized
with a total stroke of paralysis and
Resolutions of Condolence
Whereas: It has pleased our Hea-
venly Father to call to his eternal
abode. Sister Etta Sanford, the be-
loved wife of our esteemed brother, T.
J. Sanford. It becomes our duty to
pay a fitting tribute to her memory.
Therefore be it
Resolved: That we as brothers and
sisters of Martha Washington Rebek-
ah lodge No. 1. extend to the husband
and son our heartfelt sympathy in this
their hour of sorrow.
Resolved: That a copy of these
resolutions be s^nt to the husband and
son and copies be furnished the local
papers of the city, and spread on the
records of the lodge.
Ida C. Beck,
THE RIGHT WAV TO FIGHT
missing. Mrs. Ogeo Broughton, aged j enjoined on the members, but from
General Board Recommends More War
Vessels. Admiral Dewey is a
Washington, Nov. 2.—A formidable,
yet necessary increase in the navy has
been recommended by the general
board of which Admiral Dewey is pres-
ident. It was learned yesterday that
this body has asked the president and
secretary Bonaparte to urge congress
to authorize the following ships during
the coming session:
Three battleships of a displacement
which will enable them to carry at
least ten 12-inch breech-loading guns.
Six torpedo boat destroyers.
Six torpedo boats.
Four submarine torpedo boats.
ENTERTAINED THE LEAGUE
A Pleasant Party at the Meyer Home,
The members of the Epworth
League were entertained last night by
Mrs. Frank Meyer at the family home
on South Barker avenue. Music,
guessing contest and various gam
were indulged in. At a late hour r<-
freshments were served by Mrs. Mey-
er, ably assisted by Miss Pool and
Mrs. Truitt. The occasion was highly
mjoyed, and sociality in the league
To El Paso, Texas
NOVEMBER IOth, 11th and 12th
Will sell Hound Trip Tickt'ts to El Paso, Texas,
for ONE FAKE PLUS $2.00. Final return
limit Nov. 16th. Return limit will be extend-
ed to December •J">tlt upou payment of fifty
cents extra. For rates ami full information
F. E. CLARK,
Division Passenger Agt., Wichita. Kansas.
THE TURF BAR
OPPOSITE THE NEW POSTOFFICE
An Up-to-Date Cafe in the Rear
A Resort for the Best People on Earth
Corner of Bickiord and Russell
El Reno. Oklahoma
25. and her three-year-old child are
both badly injured. Mrs. Alice Bark-
ley, whose husband was killed, is in
a serious condition. .John Gordan,
aged 17, received probably fatal scalp
wounds and sustained severe wounds
on his limbs and body. A corps of
physicians from Anadarko. Kort Cobb
anil Carnegie, under the leadership of
Drs. Morgan. Darnell, Burns and
Smith, local physicians, are doing he-
roic work among the wounded. The
flooded streets makes the work of
searching parties very difficult. I he
Anadarko fire department is assisting
in a systematic search of the ruins,
but little can be accomplished until
daylight. The residence of William
Mines was demolished, as was also
that of Jess Morris, but none of the
inmates were i jured. The two cot-
ton gins, the Methodist and Christian
churches, and the livery barn are to-
tally wrecked. Mrs. M. McBride re-
.ceivgd severe wounds on head and
face and her little daughter is also
leakages it devolopes that Governor
Ferguson has requested immediate in-
vestigation of the charges against Sec-
retary McNabb. It is contended that
McNabb has injured the welfare of
the board by the manifold suits, to
say nothing of the many stories in
circulation, and it is likely his resig-
nation will be requested.
A DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY THIS
A man died. The first day in hea-
ven, as he wanted to go sight-seeing,
an angel guide was given him. Be-
fore long he noticed a number of per-
sons each drawing a ball and chain.
"How is this?" he asked. "Isn't this
heaven?" The angel smiled and re-
plied: "Why, these are not bad men
but they came from Indian Territory,
and we have to chain them to keep
them from going back."—Cad Allard.
Are you quite sure Cad, that they
were in Heaven?
We like the plan of battle adopted
by the Guthrie merchants. Thirty
business houses and firms have en-
tered into a published written agree-
ment "To duplicate the price made
by any outside house anywhere. Cost
of freight added and quality and make
up of goods considered."
Now that's the way to flglit. It
does little good to ask a man to buy
his goods at home If they cost him
more than it would cost him to buy
the same class and quality of goods
somewhere else. Some merchants do
not always set a good example In this j
respect. They and members of their |
families sometimes buy their indlv-1
idual supplies out of the town In |
which they live.
After all, as a rule, we believe that
when class, quality, freight and other
incidental expenses are fairly consid-
ered. home merchants sell goods as
cheaply as the department stores of
the cities. Of course, there are other
reasons why local merchants should I
have preference in the purchase of i
goods by the community in which |
they do business. Among these are—|
The privilege of making personal I
examination of the goods.
Of returning them if not satisfac-
Of receiving "credit" if desirable.
Of exchanging home products for
the merchant's good?.
The saving of time, and trouble in
writing, waiting, examination of
goods piflov th< ir receipt, and the
trouble and arr.oyanee of returning
them, if not satisfactory, by freight
for long distances, and exchanging or
e j \sklng tin' foreign house to take them
a I back and return the money.
sl People make a mistake when they
I imagine that the big houses of the
' 1 cities are at a less expense in handling
■ heir gon.H than the h' me merchants
| and are therefore able to give buyers
I letter prices. It costs the big house
of the city, relatively as much or more
to run its business than it costs the
aged So years, country merchant. And, when the
matter Is sifted to the botton, the
coffee, sugar, hardware, drygoods,
clothing, ami all other articles are of
inferior quality In some respect.
You know your home merchant and
he knows you. You like him and he
likes you. You are Interested in each
other, lie is responsible and will al-
ways "do right'' with you. If you
Covtvcv TV\x\^ovd aw A \OoodsoTv
THE CLUB BAR
FINE WINE, LIQUORS
FREE HOLLAND HERRING
S. BICKFORD EL RENO. OKLA.
the Merchants' Bar
Under tleiv llhinjqement
Lunch Counter and Barber Shop in
Jin Orderly, Quiet Resort
John N. CrumpacV
died at 8 o'clock this morning, at the
home of his son George, four miles
east of the city, after a short illness
of pneumonia. Funeral services will
be conducted in the Christian Church
at two o'clock next Sunday afternoon.
"ITncle John" Crumpacker was one
of the leading farmers of Canadian
county, and owned many valuable
farms in this region. His native stat«-' happen to buy a defectiv
was Virginia, but most of his life, shoes, or other articles of merchandise
until 1883. was passed near Valporai- j he will make it good when his atten-
8o, Indiana. In 188.T he moved to No-I t ion is called to it: "Sou do not
braska, and ten years later came to i have to "bring witnesses to convince
this country to live and die. Six him that you are not trying to swim!!'
children survive him. all of whom re- him
side in this county. They are: Georgf The home merchant should not b« g
Lucien and Thomas Crumpacker, and for favors. He should not and can-
Mrs. M. Carnahan. Mrs. Howell and not afford to ask his customers to pay
Mrs. Harris. A step-daughter, Mrs. him more for an article than they can
Sparks, lives in this county, and a buy it for somewhere else. It is just
step-son. Ed Evans, in Custer county, a matter of common fairness between
Mrs. Henry Lassen, of this city, is a men and neighbors. We like the
grand-daughter of the deceased. j Guthrie plan. Free Press.
The Royal Bar.
JOHN KOSSUTH, Propr.
A gentlemen's Resort.
Corner Hickford and Russel, K1 lveno.
38 Pure Wines and Cigars at
li. Harms & Bros. Bar
As a sales day offering we w ill give a
Discount of 10 per cent on all bottled
WHISKIES, WINES and CORDIALS.
200=202 South Rock Island El Reno O. T.
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