The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 7, 1897 Page: 3 of 8
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Mrs. S. W. Griffin and son Charlie
returned to Kansas City this morn-
Mrs. J. C. Robberts, of Kingfisher,
is the guest of Mrs. H. H. Watkins,
on Quality hill.
A PERRY Ulan whipped hi wife the
other day and she had the brute ar-
rested and jailed.
Did you have a happy new year?
Oh! perhaps you haven't experienced
enough of it to tell.
Evnv.gelisc Fred Pursell
ing of organizing a dancing
soon as be learns to waltz.
M'-- Hattie Hod yd en entertained
on y."\' Year afternoon, assisted by
Miss Adah Smith and Mis? Louie Lee.
The cold weather is not niv.ve'c me.
but we could yet along without so
much breezy exhilaration from the
The last term of court ran on nunc
pro tunc and old James. This tour is
runninjr on quarantine lines and con-
C). J. • Fleming and family have re-
turned from a visit amonc relatives
in Horton, Kansas. They re port a j
very pleasant time.
The case of Isaac E. Martin and A.
W. Woolwine vs. the Rock Island R.
R. Co. has been before the court
since yesterday noon. On the 14th
day of February, 1890, the plaintiffs
applied to the railroad company for
the shipment of a carload of cattle
which said company refused, owing
to the new quarantine laws going
into effect the next day. The plaint-
ill's claim in their allegation to have
been damaged to the amount of $250
by the refusal of said road to s.hip
Tin* Wave cannot express an .opin-
ion on tills case, whether the railroad
company was right or wrong, out we
do know that the railroad people
have always discriminated against
Enid at what it calls its "'South Enid"
station. The Rock Island railroad
c.c: y is the meanest and most
selfish corporation the Wave has
ever known. We cannot see why
Martin & Wooiwine's cattle were
nin received anl if they were not re-
ceived the company, as common car-
rier--, should pay every cent of dam-
Fr ink Hodglen is sporting a town-
ship plat checkered necktie that re-
semV'es a map of Beaver county. Ok-
lahoma territory, ss.
Marshal Pratt with his wife and
baby visited at the home of W. W.
Anderson, Mrs. Pratt's father,
Toe beautiful New Year's day
weather was followed by a northwest
blizzard, beginning, during the night,
and it wasn't a tame blizzard either, i
Rough on th ; Girls.
We heard a yrunty old bachelor of
this city make the remark "that no
woman can be trusted with a secret"
and averred that "the best of them
will betray the most sacred trusts by
confiding to friends and thus publish-
ing what is said or written them in
strict confidence." That is pretty
rough on the women, but old bache-
lors cannot always be relied upon in
such matters. Evidently this bache-
lor has had some disagreeable exper-
ience with an old vixen, and meas-
ures the entire sex by her standard
New Year's day was like June and
every rig in town was out. There
wasn't a gun or hird dog left in town
and the country was full of hunters.
Miss Bertha Jackson has returned
from Oklahoma City. She says she
had a grand time and made the ac-
quaintance of many pleasant young
people in attendance at the declama-
There are some mighty funny
tricks attempted to be played in th:
district court by tricky attorneys,
but Judge McAtee is very cont-cien-
cious and turns the boys down when
they get too flip.
Read this sentence and then try to
write it correctly without lookin g at
it: "It is disagreeable to witness the
unparalleled embarrassment of a har-
rassed peddlei guaging thesymmetty
of a peeled pear."
Hon. W. B. Stone, of Logan county,
west of Orlando seven miies, was in
the city today. He is a candidate
for chief clerk of the house, second
legislature. He thinks Enid may be
able to secure the location of
penitentiary if an effort is made
Ned Sisson of Enid is sporting an
entiie rew suit of clothes and would
liice to bfc sent to Uruguay by the
government as a specimen of Ameri-
can manhood.—Wichita Eagle.
When a woman burns htr finger she
cries a little over it and keeps her
burn in good condition to show to her
husband when he comes home and
gets sympathy. A man in the same
condition will stick his digit in his
mouth, kick over the office stool,
swear at tlie boy and forget all about
it. One is tile effect of love; the oth-
er of b" 'ness.
One of our delinquent subscribers
of the great state of Illinois sent us
some postage stamps on back dues
accompanied by the remark: "If
you cannot use the stamps send them
back." Now, most any dashed fool
ought to know that those stamps will
go back on letters dunning the fel-
low for payment in full.
FIERCE. FIRE FIEND
Visited Enid Last Nignt Consuming
the Club Saloon and Scaring
the Other Buildings in
H&ROiG WORK OF THE, CITIZENS
Subdued the Flames nr. . " r:;r d
Siora Goods all over tie' I/l iddy
Streets Amidst the U:u.
Excitement and Care-
Aboift 9:30 o'clock last night lire
broke out in the rear of the Club sa
loon, directly opposite the court
house on Second street. Undoubted-
ly the flames were kindled by a defec-
tive brick flue running from the mid-
dle partition of the two rooms compos
ing the shack. When we say shack,
in this instance, we mean it, as the
building was of pioneer construction
which today would not cost over $400
but being well located, was valuable
as a business stand. The building
being a shack and the weather being
cold it was necessary for the proprie-
tor to keep up a good hot tire which
the defective flue could not endure
without distributing th.- effects of its
crippled condition to the inflammable
substance of the shack; this is all we
have to say in regard to the cause of
The shack was the property o,r
Rogers & Gannon, who have long
since received their money out of it,
hence, there was no insurance on it.
The principal loss was sustained by
the tenant, C. B. Utsler. which is esti-
mated at $1,500, being total, as h •
hadn't a dollar's worth of insurance
The above being true in regard to
insurance there is no doubt that the
fire was purely accidental.
A party of young folks sitting in
the WAVE office, Oil the oppns' te side
of the square, were about the first
to notice the fire breaking from the
roof, and John Young, one of them,
was the first man on the scene, ex-
cept yigh'. Watchwar. Carr Owiry
to the general quietness that en-
shroudsour city on Sunday night at
the hour the fire occurred there were
no people on the sidewalks; the peo-
ple of the city were slumbering or
getting ready to slumber, it being
about thirty minutes aftej^all church
A young lady after enjoying a buggy
ride with her best fellow all after-
noon vesterday thanked hitn by saying
"I haven't enjoyed anything so much
this year." He told her he didn't
suppose she had had time to enjoy
anything elso so far this year.
Col. Hassler, son of Capt. Hassler,
of the land office, came in yesterday
to visit a few weeks with his parent?
and sisters. He is the. same pleasant
smiling young man he was when here
before. Welco ne to the city, Colon-
el. Go down to the mayor's office and
yet the big key to the gates.
Hon. Abe Meliew, of Skeleton town-
ship, Kingfisher county, and county
commissioner-elect, was in the city
yesterday. He said: "From the time
the 11 swear to support the constitution of
the United States and the organic
act, economy begins whether or not
it suits Uncle Jake or that other
The "holly days" are
'n earnest apaii
ren must go" nactc to
over and 11fi
The eh 11
Mond ir and the merchants must dive
ir'.o the mysteries of invoicing and
iidy'ng the best methods to pursue
to better themselves during 1897
and i ow is the time to advertise.
Speak well of von own town under
all circumstances, avoiding indis-
criminate boasting, but have a good
word for it. When you pull down the
town in which is your home you are
pulling down yourself and when you
build it up you are building up your
self and vour neighbor.
The average Enid citizen seems to
think that the Lord will provide the
city with a boom. This may prove
true, but if it does there will have
to be some good earnest praying
Gua Stettnisch can yive an itnlta
tion of a fog horn blowing against a
northwest wind, but it resembles
short horn calf bellowing for milk
more than anything else.
M arried—at the residence of the
bride's parents, in Hennessey town-
ship, December 31, 1800, Marion
McGee, of Garfield county, and Miss
Anna Hope, Rev. A. H. Dent offici-
ating. The bride and groom are well
and favorably known and have the
good wishes of a host of friends,—
|Ftrst published In the Wave .Tun. 7, 1HB71
to WHOM it may conrkrn:
Notice la hereby given tluit K. Ilitrlun
Ims tiled his application for license to sell
malt, splrltouB and vinous liquors on lot 11,
block l.'l In the city of Enid County of Garfield
Oklahoma territory, and thai unless objec-
tion In Hied according to law before the
County Clerk within two weeks from dale
of publication hereof said House will be
Issued. Jamks A. Tauoakt,
iSeul) County Clerk.
Thank Hoaven! Our devil has just
been rustling for fuel and came
with a sack of green corn cobs, We
are ail right now if cold weather
don't set in too harshly.
48 hours witli
Over One Hundred
—For Sale Only at—
West side of Square. Enid. O- T-
Jimmy Hartlet, a 12-year-old son of
George Hartlet was judged insane
yesterday and he was taken to Nor-
man this morning by Dr. Champion.
Charley King has contracted to sell
all the ice that grows on his lake this
winter, but Charley was sharp enough
not to gurantee any ice.
Our devil says he spent the after-
noon with a young lady Sunday and
she played on the "catarrh."
congregations had been" dismissed
and every business house was closed.
However, be it said the fire occur-
red at a very fortunate time as far
as the elements were concerned; a
stiff wind had blown all day from the
northwest, but subsided about 4
o'clock into a slight imperceptiol
current from the west which was a
very fortunate circumstance when
the location of the fire is considered.
Block nine is the meat compactly
built block of this city and the fire
originated one lot south of the center
on the west.
No one who saw the destructive
flames believed that there was much
hopes of saving the south half <:f the
block from the base of the fire to
Third street as all the buildings are
frame and of yellow pine, a very in-
Fortunately again, the shack that
burned was encased between a two
story brick block on the north and a
one story corrugated Ironclad build-
ing belonging to Murphy, Carrol &
Brough on the south: these two bar-
riers, in connection with the calm
weather, enabled our heroic people
to subdue the flames within the build-
ing in which it started, one of the
most remarkable pieces of good luck
ever coming under the notice of this j
writer under the circustances, as our i
city is not prepared to light lire i
Soon after the Club saloon was en-
veloped in flames an explosion oc-
curred, which startled the workers
and scattered the idle crowd: some of
the burning embers darted far Into
the heavens. Not until daylight this
morning was the cause of the explo-
sion known. It was an oblong I5es.-e-
mer steel tank charged with acid
which when subjected to lie t Is a
dangerous explosive. The tank was
used to force air Into beer kegs in
the refrigerator. The remains of the
bursted tank were found in the Third
street gutter immediately in the rear
of Cunningham & Cropper's hardware
store, having gone up in t'-e air, God
knows how far, and lit at least IMO
feet cast of the burning biiildinu;
had It gone west someone might have
The infan*. Fire Department of the
city with amateu- apnratus, consist-
the boys worked as if their lives de-
pended on their efforts and the result
Among the prominent citizens who
took hold and did noble work we de-
sire to mention Col. John C. Moore
and Tom Sanford; there are others
but our space forbids today.
The loss caused by the lire is not
awful, yet it is enough these hard
timfs. It was not so much trom the
flames as it was in preparing for the
apparent approach of the devastat-
ing element. The removal of goods
in a rough shiftless way on to a mud-
dy street cannot be accomplished
without loss, besides the loss through
vultures who appropriate goods under
The Wave will begin with Hocka-
dav & Co. on the north, whose store
was broken into through a 60-dolIar
plate glass to secure axes. About
$35 worth of axes have not been re-
turned; total loss $95. Insurance.
The Racket store sustained no loss
whatever and was next door to the
The south wall of the Henry brick
block was damaged at least $i50.
Rogers & Gannon, club saloon build-
ing about $500.
C, B. Utsler, proprietor Club saloon
Charley Hoover, bartender Club,
a trunk containing clothing and oth-
er valuables to the amount of $250;
no insurance on either building or
W. D. Coughenour, barber shop
in part of building burned, saved
nearly everything; loss triflintr.
Murphy Carroll & Brough, loss on
building about $250; large grocery
stock carried into the streets and
elsewhere, $1,200. Insured
McClane & Reed, tailors; no loss
worth mentioning: resumed work this
morning with four tailors.
Meibergen & Godschalk, the only
all clothing store in the city, damage
and loss in removing goods, $350. In-
F. W. Buttrey, groceries and shoes;
Risen from the A hes.
Everybody within the limits of the
fire is doing business today, except
Murphy Carroll & Brough, whose
stock is in such a condition that they
will await the Insurance adjustor.
Promptly at 7 o'clock this morning
the Club saloon opened in the old
Enid State Bank building on the cor-
Notice for Publication.
(First published in the Wave Jan.
I,and office at Enid, O. T., llec. :U) isiul.
Notlee is hereby given I lull, the following
earned settler has Illed notlee of bis in ten I Ion
to make final proof In support of his claim
and that said proof will be made before the
register and receiver of the U.S. land office
at Enid O. T, on February 15,1SSI7. viz:
THOMAS H. BATTAILE, II, E, TIMS,
for the nw. quarter Sec, 28, Twp, 20. R. "> \V, I
He names the following witnesses lo prove
his continuous residence upon and euitlva
tion of said land, viz:
Samuel Frank, Barney Frank, Joseph V.
Carson, till of Sheridan, O. T., and Henry II.
Swim, of Enid, O. T.
W. II. Aniikkson IfctfNter
<SA\ COLOflS FOR HUNTER*
/ti«7 Iau«q the Chance® of Komebo^j,
Taking it Shot at the SportHman.
"You would uaturally think the
hunter out for game A'ould wear
clothcs of soft, unobtrusive colors har-
monizing with the landscape," said the
veteran sportsman to u New York Sun
reporter. "Vet, st-lking moose and
deer in Maine woods. I select apparel
pronounced in hue, md often wear •
red necktie or hatband. This I do ti
lessen the danger of being shot through,
"Of tho great army of hunters that
*ach fall range the woods of the l'ine
Tree state there are few that will not
lometimos venture n shot iiAo moving
bushes on the chances that the invisi-
ble object thut rustles them may be a
leer. Tho fool sportsman, who is
largely in evidence in tho shooting sea>
ton, will do so every time. If it be a
man In the bushes, any striking eolorjf
sf his costume are apt to catch the eye
of the ono preparing to fire and pre-
rent tho shot being fired.
"Tho danger of alarming game by1
,uch costume! That is not enough to
be taken into account. Everything
striking in color is more likely than
not to excite their curiosity and draw
them toward tho hunter if he work
with proper slowness and caution. He-
estimated at $100; more partial- j sides that, all the antlered game trust
laxly in the shoe department: shoe- ilmost wholly to their sense of hearing
in fearful condition, being dumped tnd swelling to warn them of the ap-
, nroach of danger, and if you can baffle
inn . in 'those faculties you need havo little fear
1 «■'•« Bow !r8' general merchan lis • , of thulr taWn^n,nrm fro.n the sight of
loss estimated at Insured. j,ou
Watrous-IIarley Drug Co., stock ' Hut, speaking of costume, don't
thrown into the street; lo-- abojt wear black, elso every ninny, and even
«•>.)(, Insured. some experienced sportsman, seeing
' V Hodgdan grocers, los. in removal I you among tho trees, would let drive
of goods $150. Insured.
Several car loads
have rcachcd Knid.
of barb wire
Q.'-ides the removal of goods frnn
stores, the up stairs people hustled
out with their photograph galleries,
law ofllces, doctors' ofllces, etc.. en-
tailing in the aggregate about $200
more damage. There was a large
amount of glass broken in all the
store buildings south to the drug
This ends our report for today, but
in conclusion the Wave will say that
the people of Enid have good reason
to thank (iod it was not worse.
it you, believing ho was going to bag
Our devil ha< gone to curling his
hair and wearing sidecotnbs, which
in j of buckets, loud voices anil a little I W11jld make him look quite sweet if
rope did excellent work; every one of! he w ain't bo unwashed.
>ie spoke not? a worn, but kept his eye
oloseljt rlvlted on the half-tilled glass.
.\fter" stirrinjj the whisky and mint-
joice slowly and deliberately for about
a minute lie eurefully removed the
poon, placed the rim of tho glass be-
tween his lips, uud, closing his eyes
md tossing back his head, ho drank
\he mixture with as much enjoyment
If It were the ucctar of the gods. A
,oud smark of tho lips and a shake of
llie heed told that the colonel had re-
covered froiu hie reveriee.—St. Louie
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Isenberg, J. L. & Isenberg, Edna. The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 7, 1897, newspaper, January 7, 1897; Enid, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc111947/m1/3/: accessed February 21, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.