The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 25, 1897 Page: 4 of 8

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iona i9enberq,
Register Davis, of the Perry land
office, in determining what papers
could legally publish final proof noti
ces, held that tlie "'consecutive pub-
lication law" passed by tlie last leg-
islature would apply to this class of
le;ial publications and that, there-
lloie, a paper must have been publish-
ed for fifty-two consecutive weeks in
urder that a legal notice published in
j it should have any effect as such.
Register Brownlee, of the Kingfisli-
i er land office, in order to make doubly
| sure, referred the matter to Secre
| tary Bliss, who held that since there
j Is no United States law in regard to
the question the territorial statute
| mill apply and must be observed.
This will be sad news to those wt.o
have started or contemplate starting
fake publications merely for the pur-
Van Martin, indicted for stealing j pose of getting land office printing,
several hundred dollars worth of war-1 but the friends of bona fide republi-
rants at Stillwater, committed suicide I can papers will rejoice to hear it.—
At least one-third of Garfield coun-
tv's mammoth wheat crop is in the
hands of the farmers.
The eastern republican papers are
not calling attention to the McKinley
prosperity. The wheat crop was not
good east.
When congress meets there will be
several hot republican tights against
the c insinuation of several of the
president's appointments. More es-
pecially Postmaster Beidler of Okla-
homa Citv.
in the jail last Friday night by tak-
ing morphine. He was an active
real estate agent of Guthrie in the
early da\*<_
Chandler News.
W. T. Parker, who left Oklahoma
ecutlon t0 110 l^e Klondike writes from
The Prince of Wales is —.., . _
_ ,. . , Orca at the mouth of the Copper riv-
An Englishman sued the .. . „ . .. ,
Is a blood disease and only a blood rerne
dy can cure it. So many people make
the mistake of taking remedies which
at best are only tonics and cannot possi-
bly reach their trouble. Mr. Asa Smith.
Greencastle, Indiana, says: "For years
I have suffered with Sciatic Rlieutna
tism, which the best physicians were un-
able to relieve. I took many patent
medicines but they did not seem tc
reach my trouble. I gradually grew
worse until I was un
able to take my food
or handle myself in
any way; I was abso-
lutely helpless. Three
bottles of S.S.S. re-
lieved me so that J
s soon able to move
my right arm; before
long I could walk
across the room, and
when I had finished one dozen bottles
was cured completely and am as well as
ever. I now weigh 170."
A Real Blood Remedy.
Prince for $300. A haughty English
judge bounced the case out of court.
He was probably afraid that the
Prince would have the rubber in his
neck stretched.
BUI Grimes has departed for Chi-
cago to buy more goods for his King-
fisher store. This is the first case on
record this year where an Oklahatna [
statesman started east without head-
ing for Washington.—Eagle.
er in Alaska, October 11, and says:
"1 will write to you to warn the de-
luded cranks to stay away from Alas-
ka. Tell them that Oklahoma is too
[.•000 for many of them. If I was
back home all the gold In Alaska
would not tempt me to come here
again. We have just got across the
gulf of Alaska, We were caught in
a terrible storm and carried over a
hundred miles into the Pacific ocean,
and did not know for three days what
minute would be our last."
The newspaper learns much of the
shame and hypocrisy of life and it is
a wonder that it believes in anything
on earth or in the hereafter. People
who abuse the newspaper the loud-
est often owe their standing to its
OUR Uncle Jacob Admire favors
the retention of Judge Tarsney on
the bench until his time expires.
Brother Admire occasionly shows a
remarkable unselfish goodness of
heart when the goodness thereof
does not in anyway conflict with his
own plans an! troubles.
The Philadelphia, Pa. Press, a '
leading republican journal comment- J
ing on the result of the recent elec- j
tion in Pennsylvania, says the "'Dem-
ocrats carried about twice a-i many j
counties as they did a year ago."
After a careful study of this year's
vote the Press frankly declares that
the result "means a loss of six con-
gressional districts now represented
by republicans together with a con-
siderable number of members of the
Legislature." Here is encourage-
ment for the Democracy of Pennsyl-
M. R. Lee, a hotel keeper of Tecum-
seh, has been arrested charged with
killing a deputy sheriff of Bosque Co.,
Texas, 20 years ago. His real name
is M. K. Galbreath. He denies all
knowledge of the killing and has ap-
plied for a writ of habeas corpus.
Kingfisher citizens held a meet-
ing Friday night for the purpose of
initiating a move to forward state-
hood. Resolutions were passed favor-
ing the calling of a statehood con-
vent.011, composed of delegates from
all parts of the territory, divided
equally among the political parties,
at an early day.
Warden Henry Landis of the Lans-
ing, Kansas pen was in Guthrie latt
week collecting his quarterly dues
for the keeping of Oklahoma prison-
ers, There are one hundred thirty-
nine of the bad boys up there and
the territory pays 25 cents per day
for the keeping of each of
The expense foots up to
S.S.S. cures Scrofula, Cancer, Eczema,
and any fuitu of blood troubles. If yoc
have a blood disease, take a blood medi-
c;ue—S.S.S. (guatanteed purely vegeta
table) is exclusively for the blood and
is recommended for nothing else. It
forces out the poison matter permanent
ly. We will
send to anyone
our valuable
books. Address
Swift Specific
Co., Atlanta,
The people of Kingfisher made a
flash movement last week looking to
the calling of another statehood con-
vention so that members of Congress
mi, ht be able to read our gentle rack-
et once more. If the majority of
the people cf Oklahoma desire state-
hood their wish should be gratified,
but it seems to the Wave that we
want free homes much more intense-
ly, hence, every effort should be put
forth in the free home direction first.
It is well understood by the best
posted class of Oklahomans that
when Congress grants us a state gov-
ernment it will be in combination
with the Indian territory and under
j the present conditions and relations
I of the government with the five civi-
j lized tribes single statehood seems to
be far away, hence what is the use of
meeting and resolutlng on something
which congress will not see its way
Clear to grant, but there is a big
chance for us co secure free homes if
the people will unite and pull togeth-
er. Let a free home convention be
the first
The Perrv Unterprise-Times has
hogged the Daily Democrat-Patriot,
hence, under the rules of newspaper
people who think they can hog the
newspaper business of a community
by buying out their neighbors, the
Enterprise-Times will hereafter come
out as the Perry Enterprise- I'imes-
Democrat-Pat riot.
Now, if the Wave should ever be-
come insane enough to buy out all
the worn out type office of this c.ty
the paper would still come out as the
Wave only, no hyphen name for us
This sale leaves the Wave the
only democratic daily in the Cherokee
Strip, in fact the only democratic
paper of any force in the Cherokee
The WAVE'S political belief is as
sacred as its relief anu it will contin-
ue stronger in the Democratic faith
than ever. It will go right on fight-
ing the good true fight of Democracy
and wf presume, in fact we know,
that when Billy Bryan is elected in
1899 there will be hundreds of solid
proof notice democratic editors jump
into the arena to catch the jack-pot
that really belongs to the hardwork-
ing stayer.
The New York Tammany organiza-
tion is certainly Democratic both by
profesion and practice. It recently
appropriated $20,000 for the relief of
the poor of Greater New York and
$20,000 for the suffering Cuba insur-
gents. Tammany may be tricky in
politics but it is extremely charitable
to the world's suffering people.
them. . ,
$1 04° 50 ! ca"ed betwen this date and
... „ , _.. . ' ! of January to be composed of the peo-
every thirty days. This is paying; - K K
, . pie and leader-of all parties so that
good rent for prison purposes. Okli- ; 1 , . .
, , ! all political feeling on t his important
homa should have a pen of her own , 1 ,
. . 1 it . ! subject may be elimlna ted.
and the prisoners made self sustain-1 ' _ ■ ,.
jn j Delegate Callahan has said repeat J
lnt" edly that a free home bill will pass
The Oklahoma editor sof the Pre*->
Association at their recent meeting
at Hennessey passed the following
resolutions favoring statehood:
"Resolved that we, the Press a-si -
ciation of Oklahoma territory, in reg-
ular semi-annual session assembled at
Hennessey, this loth day of November,
1897, favor the immediate erection of
a state from Oklahoma territory with
such boundaries as congress may de-
termine. Provided, that if sucn boun-!
daries shall include Oklahoma and the
Indian territory, the state so created
shall exercise neither legislative, judi-
cial or other control over either of
tne five nations until such nations
shall ratify the constitution of such
state in such manner as congress may
direct, subject only to the right of
any one of such nations to act singly
on such constitution and thereby be-
come a part of said state.
Resolved, that we favor the admis-
sion of such state under the name of
the state of Oklahoma."
The whole program was finished at
9 o,clock, after which the visitors
were given a royal banquet by the
Hennessey people.
President McKinley's prosp. rity
says the i Enquirer, is be
ing loudly announced in all tlie ad-
ministration newspapers, but it only
seems to come to a select lew. Hark
Hanna is prospering, so i J. P. Mor-
gan; so are the dealeisin Union P ci-
llc, who were made a pre.-eiit bv 111 •
administration of 7.000,000 doll a rs tw..
weeks ago.
The Federal officeholders are pros-
perous; the highly protected manu-
facturers are prosperous, the coal
trusts and all the other trusts are
prosperous, and especially the sugar
trusts. They are fifteen million dol-
lars more prosperous than they were
before the new tariff on sugar was
made certain.
The railroads which carry grain
have had an increase of business, ow-
ing to the large crops of wheat which
the administration caused to grow.
There is some buying and selling of
food and clothing for iin nidlate use.
People do have to eat something and
cover their nakedness. In short hard
as the times ire, compelling people
to live, from hand to mouth, as the
saying goes, there is all the time
business being done.
The onlj benefits which have come
to n;r people since the election of
McKinley were the results of thedis-
asu rs to wheat crops in foreign lands
by -viat the la* call a "visitation of
God." Prosperity will never be gen-
er. 1 nor permanent so long as the
trusts control trade and the usurers
control our money system.
IT IS easy to pick out every repub-
lican country editor who desires the
village postoffice by perusing his pa-
per. They are full of little items
telling their readers what a great j
good administration McKinley is giv-
ing us. We presume Mack
receives all the little sheets with
these little items marked and no
doubt he sits up nights to read them.
Oklahoma has the following church
Christian 6,000
Presbyterian 1,480
Methodist-M. E 5,405
Episcopalians 346
Friends 1,100
Congregationalists 2,500
Roman Catholic 11,000
Methodist (South) 3,284
Baptist (White) 5,000
,, (Negro) 3,600
There is one church member^to 13
of population.
Ed Hays, of Enid, was acquitted of
kilting a neighbor's horse with a
pitch-fork. The Incident reminds us
of one of Lincoln's stories: "A man
was attacked by a neighbor's dog.
He stuck a pitch-fork through the dog
and killed him The neighbor kick-
ed. 'Why didn't you use the other
end of the pitch-fork on him':" remon-
strated the neighbor. 'Yes,'said the
man with the pitch fork, 'Why didn't
the dog use his other end 011 me?' "
A little child of J. R. Hays, living
near Colquitt, Ga., overturned a pot
of boiling water, scalding itself so
severely that the skin came off its
breast and limbs. The distressed
parents sent to Mr, Bush a merchant
of Colquitt for a remedy, and he
promptly forwarded Chamberlain's
Pain Batm. The child was suffering
intensely but was relieved by a single
application of the Pain Balm.
Another application or two made it
ound and well. For sale by all
On the morning of November 16th
John Beattie, an aged and wealthy
farmer living near Oklahoma City,
was found dead in his bed, having
been choked to death. The bed and
surroundings gave evidence of a des-
perate struggle. The «#nly motive
that could have been ascribed for the
murder is that of revenge lesulting
from a homstead contest. No clue to
the murderer has been found.
The two literary societies organized
at the Enid high school, the Athenae-
um and the Royal Guild, will give a
public entertainment Friday evening
December 16, 1897. An admission fee
of fifteen cents for adults and ten
cents for children will be charged
and the net proceeds be donated to
the high school library fund. The
exercises will consist of recitations,
dialogues and music, and no pains
will be spared to make the entertain-
ment a success.
The Probate court seems to have
more business from Waukomis than
any other part of the county being
mostly school district and township
the house if it can ever be brought
to a vote. Speaker Reed seems to be
against it from purely political preju-
dice. It is the duty of the republi-
cans to impress it upon the mind
of Brother Reed that he is working
against the interest of the republi-
can party of this terrtiorv. If the
bill passes the present congress the
republican party will surely get the
credit for the meritorious measure.
The Wave's idea as to the best and
most effectual way to get at this mat-
ter would be to call a territorial con-
vention and get up a spirited memo-
randum addressed to each member of
congress calling his attention to the
conditions surrounding these lands
and the settlers thereof; calling his
attention to the fact that millions of
acres in other parts of the country
were given to the settlers free, etc.
The statehood question should be
allowed to rest until uext summer
some time, let us get the free home
bill through first then our people will
be in good circumstances to support
a state government.
Ninety-nine out of every hundred
cattle killed by lightning receive the
shock from standing to close to wire
fences. If farmers would run a
ground wire every six or eight posts
they would prevent the klll'ng of their
live stock and also save the posts.
Telegraph companies run ground
wires from telegraph poles for the
protection of their property.
The adopted plan of making the
nation's day of Thanksgiving one of
general brutality in the way of foot-
ball is liable to turn the day into one
of mourning.—Ex.
Thi best servicebetween St. Louis
and New York is provided by the Y-P.
Vandadla-Pennsylvania, the short
The Oklahoma Press Association
has met once more. Every fellow's
little piece was spoken and the
president's address has been aired in
the Wichita Eagle and every fellow
has gone home to run his paper on
exactly the same plan he did before
he attended the association; if he
learned anything at the Association,
dollais against peanuts, he will not
use his knowledge.
The Press Association is not in-
tended to be of any strong individual
use to the newspaper craft. It is a
little outing for some and a little
public notice for others who cannot
get notice any other way. The Wave
has cast its last castor into the ring
of any editorial association, we quit
in May 1896.
The appointment of J. B. Cullison,
of Enid, Register of the land offiee at
that place is another exceMent selec-
tion. While the Patriot has only-
words of praise and commendation
for William H. Anderson, his prede-
cessor, because of the excellent ser-
vice he has rendtred the people of
this district, we wait the installation
of Mr. Cullision with a great deal of
pleasure aG it places in possession of
the office a republican instead of a
We believe Mr. Cullison will render
satisfactory service to the patron?
of the office and that the duties
thereof will be fairly, justly and
honorably discharged. Mr. Ander-
son has so ably discharged these du-
ties that a high record will be expect-
ed of his successor. Now let the
president 811 tie Receiver's offl :e
from Grant county by the appoint-
ment of Col. Lew W. Sargent and all
parts of the district will be fairly
represented and the land office at
Enid placed in good and safe hands.
—Medford Patriot.
No man on earth receives more
roasting from traveling fakirs and
obscene songsters than the president
of the United States, next comes
Billy Bryan, John Ingalls, Mrs. Lease
i and Bob Ingersoll. None of these
S people give such low bred warts any
attention, It is only the fool who is
never spoken of in public places or
public prints that gets mad when he
is noticed inadvertantly. In other
words it is only the low bred man who
become angry at the shafts of low
bred people. Birds of a feather flock
together and fight like brutes.
Private Garrison, who a few weeks
ago relieved Sergt. Lewis of F com-
pany, at Ft. Reno, of $175 of K. of P.
funds and $200 of the sergeant's sav-
ings. has not yet been heard from.
Sixty dollars has already been ex-
pended for telegraphing alone. The
loser avers that he will capture the
deserter If it takes every cent he has
got and all he can make.—El Reno
It is said that Diogenes McKinley
Is carrying a lantern around among
the republican pie seekers of Oklaho-
ma anxiously scanning them in search
of an honest man to take a judgeship
but up to date has not announced the
discovery of one who comes up to the
requirements. —Oklaliom an.
Judge Conkling is over at Guthrie
rubbing his fuzzy rabbit's foot on the
governor. The Wichita hlagle re-
porter says:
"I. G. Conkling of Enid, who is con-
testing with Jake Roberts and W. S.
Sweitzer for Judge McAtee's warm
place, was here to see the governor
today about getting his endorsement.
He insists that he had a nice, friendly
chat with the governor and believes
that the matter of choice is still open.
According to Mr. Conkling's informa-
tion he is inclinei to the belief that
no judges will be appointed until next
The Christmas Ladies'Home Jour-
nal tells how the Gentian Emperor,
with the Empress and the royal fami-
ly, spend Christmas Day with their
children. The article Is written by-
Mr. Nagel von Brawe, an attache of
the Court, who was permitted to be
present at the celebration last Christ-
mas in order to write this article.
The pictures were made "on the
spot,' and approved by the Emperor.
A few days aftir the opening of
the Strip men who claimed to be offi-
cers drove a light spring wagon
through this section and took away
the arms of every one whom they ran
across. They had nearly a wagon
load of them which the owners never
saw again. TIk men were thieves in-
stead of officers.—Ponca Courier.
A new wedding anniversary has
been instituted in Oklahoma. Last
Tuesday was the wedding anniversary
of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Spencer of
Hennessey. Instead of a wooden
wedding they gave a cotton wedding.
The invitations were printed on cot-
ton batting. The house was decorat
cd in cotton and the presents were
mostly cotton goods.
Roy Hoffman's congresstlona
boom la just strong enough to chase a
•uiile into a loud laugh.

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