The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 17, 1895 Page: 4 of 8
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'•Newkirk lia* a Coney Island barber Henry Ryan thinks of joining the I
whop." Enid has a Coney Island too. Salvation Army just for the purpose
Oklahoma legislature has I
THE TRADtS UNION TALKS.
Editok Wave:—Before and since
A Grand Success.
The entertainment given
of using his influence toward getting idoneverv Tittup . "™ I ISD1TOK w AVK—Betore ana since | The entertainment given by the
County Treasurer Gilroy has two the ban drum a little farther away | inff the m,^rLv*w 11 November election, "Judge" | Presbyterian choir at the Fuqua hall
assistants helping him take In the from where he sleeps.
county taxes _ .
———__— Bill. Cook was caotured
through with a rush and receive the
sanction of the governor.
. Several statehood bills have been
A bill relating to the removal of
VViiittinohill's I not, "Naked at John James Ingalls s
forty, promises to be rich. He has wouldn't mind getting the populist
gotten down to the strip iu the tenth BUpport for United States senator cmin._ t,
chanter , _ „ ,. .. . , . county officers and contempt of court
31 from Kansas if it wasii t for walking both presented by St. John, of Okla-
IT is quite likely that Kingfisherj "Ule arm With 8eDat0r >" a City. Bill Walker has not
• .1 . ' " 1 I13U1 ktliUit
> ,, numerous private secretaries j James and other members of the ( Friday night was undoubtedly the
a. ua y necessary fur the economi- present board of county commission- be8t bome talent concert ever giver
Eddv h ' * 'ard working members to era have repeatedly assured citizens the citv.
There is a war among the lumber \ Texas, the other day. He declares ,!rani*-J*h. nr, i"! J?V;,lize .dWorce" "f thls counti' that <*>ey would immc- At an eai
men of Perr. and prices art knocked j he has not been in the territory since introduced -in i „';n . ^'ately. on assuming office, take steps
.ower than Kd Gilroy's town lot last October and that all the news- ! throm'h wit) i ""I ' e "" toward and favor the building of a
stakes. paper lies about him, are lies. Wit7f\h* rush and receive the court house in this city, also the
sanction of the building of bridges and public roads
throughout the county, thereby fur-
nishing work for a large number
of idle men and in many cases desti-
The trades union of this city, com-
posed of mechanics representing all
branches of the building line, at their
last regular meeting unanimously re-
quested that you publish the follow-
Whereas, It has come to the
two An act relating to badges, knowledge of this union that the
emblems, iiisigma or designs of se- county commissioners of Garfield
ation. The city will go Democratic cre.1 8:,cieties. county, have rented rooms for the
this spring. Vic Mdbdock Is getting so cute in An act authorizing treas- use of the county for a term of one
= his Oklahoma notes that the Sabbath of "untiesof more than 7.00m year, and by so doing clearly prove
"Enid will have railroads." Yes. school children of Wichita follow '!tants or the territorial treas- that they do not favor the building
wc hope so, but for the present wc him aronnd in droves and Obediah t.° dePosit Public monies in of a court house, thereby furnishing
will have to be content wiili on of oberlander interviewed him at Guth- baRks deslF>ate<l by the county com- work to the mechanics and other
Lhe best hop tea pumps there is In rie the other day. missioners. laboring men of this county at a time
the territory. It is quite evident that Col. Orner when it is absolutely necessary that
is going to start a new society and a they should have work to support
soon become a sanitorium for i
time of Enid's exhamted lawyers in ^
the spring time.
I The wise old hens who prefer to do
business before the hot winds come,
visited the legislature yet for a won-
der. but Oberlander has been there.
Councilman Orner introduced the
following bills in the council Tues-
The city election approacheth and lUckv number thi'rteen. The countv ^
-- - J ' No. 41.
are getting ready to sit on the
it i« about time for the candidates commissiohers are liable to set
to bob around to catch the notnir.- or three weeks yet.
_ Guthrie and Oklahoma City are
I he O county Republican has been I at war again. Tbe fonner want8 to
merged into the Eagle, which maWs ilally- all oklahoma City man. who
one newspaper less in Enid. O county llKed to live in Guthrie and the ,atter
expired and so did the newspaper is dead sot on hanging a negro, who
hank with a pull to it when he re- ! their families: therefore be it
turns to Enid, if he ever returns.
named after it.
formerly lived in Guthrie too.
Some of the extremely thirsty were . .. ,
compelled to drink their liquor nour-j lT'* **>« tha* ^ Wichita shade
Uhment out r,f a bottle Monday. I? mdi"Uon8 of buddinK
The saloons were empty and the ! r'" tilC spring. It may be a
ENABLING ACT FOR OKLAHOMA.
•Senator Martin's bill to extend the
boundary of the Territory of Okla-
homa and to enable the people there- county instead of taking step^
i of to form a constitution and state ward the erection of
Resolved, By the trades union of
the city of Enid that we, as a body,
condemn the action of the county
commissioners in renting the Henry-
Hockaday building for the use of the
front blinds thrown clear up.
City Clerk Wiggins reports the
city bonds sold to a Guthrie capital-
ists at 93 cents providing the
supreme cour: decides a case pend-
ing before them the right way.
half concealed sign of a coming old
time boom, or a change in the color
of Vic Murdock's hair.
We think it was in our fifth year
that we read of the man finding a
pot of gold while he was digging a
Well: at any rate the story is awful
mouldy, but everything is fresh with
There is a saloon in the cellar of
the building where the legislature
meets at Guthrie and a little dumb
waiter runs tip into the council
chamber, and when Sergeant-at-arms
Ual Orner touches a little button, up
The Cameron lumber company
have sold their entire stock of lumber
in this city to the Alexander lumber
company, who will take* charge in a
few days, moving the stock to their
yards. Tin Cameron ■ mnpanv ;o
out of business here and will return
The fellow- that have the ii: - i:ie
tax to pay are rai -lni rand and
loud howl over what they ill an out-
rage. There are thousand-, of others
who are how ling because they have
not got the income to pay lhe tax on.
What a funny world this is with fun-
ny people in it.
j government, includes in Oklahoma I thereby breaking their pledges as
all that part of the Chickasaw coun- men and officers and depriving the
j try lying west of a line running due laboring men of this section the op-
| south from the southwest corner of portunity of procuring work to sup-
_ | Seminole cauntry to the north boun- port their families at a time when
_ ... . ,, I dar3' line of Texas on the Red river j many are destitute. We further ask
.. . ''"un -v *e,t n"'v 0,u a would immediately extend the pres-' all good citizens to' intercede in our
block nearer the tank addition than PIlt laW;| „f oklahoma over that behalf that public works may be
It ever has been. Colonel Houston tract It is provided as is usual in started at once. Respectfully.
. ames an eorffe -aing are sitting such measures that the title of the Committee for Trades Union.
on It W onder if Jonesville am t try- Indiang to lanJs Qn >ert shall „ot j Eni(] G, T„ January 13, 189.1.
Ing to coax it over North Boundary. | be impaired. ' | - I
strect' The territory to be attached to Ok-1 ENID AN° THE LEGISLATURE.
lahoma is to be divided into six j The action of the Commercial club
counties, of which Purcell, Wynne- !>n "ending such a galaxy of brains
wood, Ardmore, Ryan, Duncan and ! and push to the El Reno irrigation
Chickasaw, shall be the county seats. ! convention, is commendable, but the
Provisions are made for an election j club must not overlook the fact that
for a constitutional convention to be ' the legislature is in session and they,
held on the six.th Tuesday after the ; as well as all wide awake citizens,
passage of this act, a gubernatorial ' should look around a little and see
.t .iry and contingent fund warrants, proclamation will be issued within "hat legislation Enid may need. If
t | fifteen days. Delegates shall meet i the whispering of dame rumor is true
he flouring mill being buiit in the the fifth Tuesday after their election Enid needs a little more railroad leg-
north addition to Enid, better known : and frame a constitution for state ' Nation within the power of the leg-
bv the name of tank, given by the j government. In other respects the islature to grant.
\\ ave in its first issue, is owned by | bill is identical with that introduced If it is true that the Rock Island
four brothers, who are Germans, in the house December IS, 1893, bv railroad company will refuse to put
The north town people did not put a Wheeler, of Alabama, which was j in side tracks for flouring mills, grain
cent in it. All the inducement given j reported promptly from the commit- elevators, ware houses, etc., a law-
Hum to ouild the mill was the ground , tee on territories, but since has been should be passed regulating rail-
hung up on the house calendar. j roads in such things so that when
! emergency arise
DIVISION OF COUNTY FUNDS.
In the matter of the d'vision of
*.ae county revenue of Garfield
county shall be and is hereby divided
in separate funds as follows:
First, Salary and contingent fund.
Third, Road and bridge.
And, that out of the first monej
If General Garfield was alive he'd
kick vigorously at the idea ol his
portrait appearing on general fund
county money, that sells for sixty-
cents on the dollar. He, of course,
would feel perfectly delighted to
have the likeness of himself on his
At an early hour the program com-
menced with a quartet, "moonlight I
will come again,'' by the choir, com-!
posed of Miss Alice Smith, soprano; i
Mrs. W. C. Walker, contralto: W. O. | coming into the county treasurers
Cromwell, tenor: W. H. Crawfor, I hands of the public revenues, or out
baritone: Miss Louise Lee, accom- j any monev now in his hands, he
panist. The quartet was exceeding- shall appropriate and credit the sum
ly well rendered, the four voices &>000 to the salary and contingent
blending in perfect harmony. fun(l a"d keep a separate account
The next number was a baritone for said fund only to be drawn on
solo "O day of bliss" by W. H. Craw- special warrant and order of
ford. An audience always hails with the county commissioners.
delight the appearance of Mr. Craw- he shall in like manner next
ford, inasmuch as his reputation as Pay 'nto the poor fund the sum of
an extraordinarily talent vocalist is $2,000 and keep like account thereof
so well known. an<l Pay out thereof in like manner.
A recitation was then delivered by Next pay into the road and bridge
Miss Maud Murphy. We failed to S fund the sum of $10,000- and keep
get the title of her declamation, but 'ike account thereof and pay out in
suffice it to say that it was a very i ii^e manner, and that all the residue
pathetic selection, and could not j of funds over in his hands shall be-
have been rendered more perfect in I !°nf to the general fund.
any respect than by Miss Murphy. Ii Per' M. Randall, county clerk of
She was given a hearty encore, to Garfield county, do hereby certify
which she responded with, "The sale that the above and foregoing is a
of old bachelors."' : true and correct copy of the original
Mrs. Walker and F. M. McClane j order of the board of county corn-
then appeared on the stage in a duet missioners.
making love (in song) to each other In witness whereof, I have set my
just as if there were not two people hand and afiixed my official seal this
in the audience who might have a the 9th day of January, 1894.
say in the matter. It seemed so perl M. Randall, Clerk,
funny and the singing was so excel-j As near as the Wave has been
lent that a loud encore greeted ' enabled to glean the legal facts con-
them at the close, and the most ! cerning the county commissioners,
touching part of it was repeated. they are radically wrong. The stat-
A soprano solo by Miss Alice Smith utes provide that the county
followed the duet. Her selection ; treasurer must pay warrants in their
was one of the highest order of vocal turn, regardless of w hat fund they
solos, very difficult to execute, but : are drawn on. Lnder the ruling of
was handled with perfect ease of j the commissioners, county officers,
manner and unaffectedness by Miss1 including themselves, can draw a
Alice. Her voice is especially adapt- special warrant and the treasurer
ed to high music, a very high note j must pay them the cash, although
being reached by her with the least | other people who have earned money
effort. She was given an encore, to I from the county just as honestly and
which, after a little shy hesitation j truly as have the county officers,
on her part, was responded to by one j must take their chances in getting
of the favorites of her list of songs, ' their pay after the officers are paid,
"last night." It is presumed that the county com-
The male quartet then rendered a j missioners will not allow any bllli-
selection. The gentlemen composing against the county that are not hon-
the quartet are, Messrs. McClane, est and true bills, hence any legiti-
Crav.-ford. Cromwell and Buttrey. mate bill passing through their
Music by a good quartet of men, is hands should have the same show for
always appreciated and this was no | payment as their own salaries,
exception to the rule. , and the iaws of Oklahoma do not
After a few moments' recess, part j allow them to make any classification
second was ushered in with another , whatever as to what denomination of
lection by the church choir entitled i warrants shall be paid first: instead
"The fortune teller." We can truth- it plainly says that they must be
fully say that this piece of music was , paid in turns acc. rding to their nuui-
the crowning success of the evening, her just as men were waited on
it stands on.
T is reported that Sergeant Cal
Orner scrubs his teeth with "eenter-
frice" every morning, polishing them
with a red llannei rag. He uses
nothing but Castile soap to keep his
bands from chapping while shaking
I hands with each councilman as they
enter the gateway of the astle
' i very morning.
The Wave does not believe that |
a special bill authorizing the county
commissioners to sell the square
would pass without almost the unani-
mous consent of the people. A
lengthy remonstrance would be sure
to go in and the bill would die In the
Jim Grant's alligator is the hand-
somest pet in the city and he seems
to be wholly unconscious of lib exist-
ence in the \ rid. lie lays around
the stove all the time beastly drunk.
He is raising a moustasche now and
seems to fear that the tender hair
will become frost bitten.
The supreme court of Jonesville
never adjourns and the pleadings be-
fore the Queen's bench, of London,
when it comes to exortations on the
wisdom or frailties of Btackstone are
not in it. Uncle Rastus says that
the third volume of the Jonesville
stututes were copied out of Ayer's
medical almanac for the year of 1887,
and read like the history of the
and its close brought the house to a standing in line at the land office oi
j perfect uproar of applause. Mr. , post office in the early days.
an Crawford played fortune teller, and1 The Wave is not roasting the
our citizens will not j looking at Mr. Cromwell's hand, dis-
ITI „ be caHed on for a little more boodle, covered the fact that a tall brunette
Mr. Hinman, the pleasant, genteel Already several bills have been in-'
and very pious looking drummer for troduced, looking to the building of
the Kansas City paper company, was several of the state institutions.
in the city -ome time ago between ! What is Enid doing?
trains and dropped into the Mont
zuma hotel for dinner. After gettin
| Miss Smith
| bliss until
Are our people Cau - trou
e- asleep? Act and act promptly for ,,ri
A Grant county member of tbe leg-
islature has introduced a bill to pro-
vide for the building of a territorial
penitentiary at l'ond Creek. It
seems to us that a hennery would
be iietter for Pond Creek: they have
such nice sand up there for an old
hen to scratch around in.
away with two or three courses and ' count}- may need,
all the pastry on the bill, he'came _____
out to the office and inquired the
amount of the bill.
"Oh!" said mine host Hastings, "we
never charge ministers anything—
that's all right sir, :iocharges."
"My dear sir," said Mr. Hinman, "I
am not a minister, I am a paper
"Oh, well, its all the same, we
never charge editors anything either
—1 know both the preachers and edi-
tors are always broke, you owe us
IT is reported that the peach bud* j With aatorUhment pictured all
of Kansas have all been frozen. ,7*er countenance the pious look-
hence, peaches will be scarce up n^r
whatever legislation Enid and thi
better things PROMISED
Col. Houston James, chairman of
the new board of county commission
era, in a conversation with the Wave
man last Monday stated that plans
were on foot which would
county warrants worth 9o cents
Then the tall brunette,
ippeared and all was
a third party always
:) a lady enters which
to be in the play; Mrs. Crom-
J well. Trouble ensues, which is only
i straightened by the fortune teller
; making love to the heart broken
j brunette, much to the dismay of two
| people in the audience, who were not
| even close enough to console cach
Mr. MClane then rendered a tenor !
ake I Sol°' which was> as his songs always ;
are, a delight to his hearers. Mr. '
county commissioners because they
do not agree with it politically: it
would deem it its duty to call the peo
pie's attention to the apparent wrong
even if the commissioners were demo-
crats, as their ruling in the premises
hurts republicans as well as demo-
crats outside of the regular list of
salaried county officers. However,
the county commissioners are now in
the harness and we believe they will
correct any mistakes they have made
in the beginning and their ruling in
this matter is certainly contrary to
on the dollar in less than thirty days, j McClane s v°ice is above the average
but he refused to explain what action ! tenor singers, being rich, mellow
and extremely clear, and the most
remarkable trait of his singing is. as
compared with some others, everv
word can be distinctly understood.
The paragraph on the program
which read, "Duet, by Cromwell and
there next season. Well,
very little difference to the
aires of the strip what becomes
Kansas. Just as long as the acorn
buds on our black jacks remain un-
tarnished by the keen blade of jack
frost, we are all right.
the commissioners would take to
bring such a happy result about.
However, it makes very little differ-
ence what legal plan the commiss-
ioners adopt to bring such a popular
j result, as everybody, regardless of
i politics, will rise
The rules adopted by the county
Commissioner- in regard to what
scrip shall be paid first, etc.. is rais-
ing a prolonged howl among the peo-
ple. If the commissioners do not
change the rules at this session, it is
more than llkelj that the county
treasurer will be enjoined from pav-
ing salary warrants.
I It is is reported that the tax on
j I'inkev Albert's herd of r ed blooded
I dogs, amounts to more than the
j largest bologna factory In the city.
I and found
A BRIGHT ENID BOY. blessed. With bated breath
j The teacher of the Jonesville school \ await the thirty days to roll around
corrected a boy pupil yesterday as ! —
"George, you should have said 'I j
saw the bridge;'I seen the bridge is;
"Dear teacher, l won't say it any-
"Cause I didn't saw the bridge; I
up and call them ! c'rawford'" was omitted on annpology
was in bed the night the bridge-
up the other morning j 8awed and can prove it by ma."
fresh family blooded j "Why George, I am surprised that
Scotch terrier in his plug hat. He your mind is not on your studies—go
will make a note of it In his new to the foot of the class."
book, entitled, "The early history of I "Henrv Flaherty, who
EL RENO FOR IRRIGATION.
At a regular meeting recently held
by the Enid commercial club, the
following citizens were appointed to
attend the irrigation convention
which convenes at El Reno. January
Captain Hassler, R. L. Collins, T.
O county, or how
worked the land
J. L. Watson, the silver toned
republican orator, who challenged
Governor It£.\rnow's message to ; judge I'eery in a discussion orcusslng
the legislature contained 0,000 words "f the political issues of the day
and was a strong state document, disappeared from this city soon after
containing many good pointers for the election and settled in Perry,
the guidance of tht legislature: how-! The other day he slyly slid down to
greate. t and most talented Irishman
the world ever produced?"
Henry scratched his head a mo-
ment then answered saying, "Dennis
"Correct, Henry take the head of
J. Sanford, J. W. Huff. Percy Glaze. 1
R. M. Rankin. N. T. Snyder. J. L.
isenberg, ('. E. Hunter, W. S. Whit-
tinghlll. W. S. Whittimghii.l
J. k. Johnston, President.
NOMINATIONS BY THE PRESI-
Men to be postmasters. Samuel L.
Johnson at Alva, Ok.. A. I'. Wilcox,
at Enid, Ok., W. C. Jones, at New-
of throat trouble by Mr. Cromwell.
Mrs. Walker then appeared, ren
dering a contralto solo. This lady is
endowed with a whole souled, sun
shiny disposition, and the sweetness
of her manner pervades her singing
to a very great extent, causing an
i audience to rejoice at her appearance
| and render her ? deserved appreci-
ation, with a hearty applause at the
close of her song.
A recitation, selected, by Mrs.
Collins, was next and while she was
on the stage a pin could almost be
heard fall in the audience, so riveted
WHO TOLD YOU SO.
It is understood that Isenberg, of the
Enid Wave has been seized with a
peculiar malady. He is subject to
t he hallucination that he will havo to
live down his former residence in
CThe recollections of are cruel coun-
seat fight is the only sad meinmory
we have of Kansas, otherwise we
really enjoyed Kansas and prospered;
however, we always felt that our
residence there was merely tempor-
^ ary, although we tarried live event-
s j ful years and enjoyed a qand in the
was everybody's eyes upon the speak-
er, and attention was centered in her
recitation. The purport of the selec-
tion was only another sample of a
mother's love for her children, and
portrayed vividly some of the terri-
ble torture a mother will undergo for
her children. Mrs. Collins reap-
From 1873 until the opening of the
strip we considered Pueblo, Colorado,
our home, simply because we built a
good home there, where our children
were born and raised, nothing more.
TANK VS TANK
We are informed that the Rock
Island railroad company will not let
anybody s tank, except their own
tank, on their right of way and they
are not even going to put up a tank
of their own in what they please to
dub as "South Enid:" however, the
Wave desires to probe into the facts
a little closer before bringing our old
railroad roaster up out of the cellar,
where we placed it eariv last fall.
the class and keep your hands out of kirk. S. H. Cummings, at Pond Creek Iicart'd after an encore with a hum-
vour pockets. John W. Movie at Tecumseh -,„.i "roUs reminiscence of a Yankee
boy's experience in Rome.
ever, tin republican papers are' < Juthrle and secured a clerkship in
throwing considerable tun at the . the legislature, to which a handsome
governor'over his remarks on rcdl-- salary of $,"> a day is attached. N'ei! throats with a razor yesterday, being
tricting the territory. j Si «.ou is slill selling real estate. a destitute and starving condition
DESTITUTION AND SUICIDE.
John Harris and wife, living near
Paxton. Nebraska, cut their own.
John W. Movie at Tecumseh, and
William A. Thompson, at Tahle-
quah, I, T.
Fourth class postmasters in Okla-
| hotna—At Ball, Oklahoma county,
j lohn Robinson: at Catawba. Blaine
county, Squire Wiley.
There is some little kicking over
the high rate of taxes. Property is
taxed at the rate of four per cent or
about one third of its value, then It
must be remembered that town lots
and land are not taxable: if tlu\
vere, the taxes would be less than ^
per cent this year. Down in King
Cther ta\e arc over H per cent.
Messrs. Collins and Ross w ho ow ned
the building and lot occupied by the
townsite board, on the south side of
the square, have tradi ,i the same to
J. II. Atkinson, for a half section
of land in Decatur county. Kansas.
There was about M000 in the deal.
Other big trades are on tap.
and their neighbors, being in the
same condition, could not help them. ,\t a meeting of the school board
lhe mother had expired in the j night before last, the salaries of the
throes of child birth. It seems tcrri- school teachers were rained from #40
ble that such things should happen to •.">5; the superintendent from *7
in a Christian land of plenty. The 110 $100; the assistant from too to 7.V
:ountry Is packed full of provisions
and clothing, yet some people are
led to suicide in want. Whither are
This was necessary on account of the
discount on warrants, which left the
school force very little compensa-
A goodnight song was then sung by ' r' fc'8 er was flnlshed
the choir and the program ended.
The entertainment all through was
a grand success, and by request w ill
be repeated tonight. Those wlio
missed seeing It last night should go
Mr. Robert Wood, late county at-
torney,left with his familyMonday for
Oklahoma City, where they will' jivc
hereafter. Mr. Wood has formed a
partnership with an attorney of that
place and will practice his profess-
Bring on the River.
It would be a good thing for Enid
ilowing right through the court
house square; it would stop the pulsa-
tion of many anxious heart in regard
to that continent of land; however,
our troubles would not cease. We
would then have a fight on the ques-
I tion as to which side of the river was
the best and both sides would be
lighting for the postpflice.
Colonel Charley Parker Is out again
having been confined to the house
for a few days with something hav-
ing the appearance of lead poisoning
of the leg.
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