The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 25, 1897 Page: 6 of 8
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Dr. Garley has been appointed
postmaster at Glennella this county.
Major Niblack is writing a book
entitled: "The Troubles of a Pay
Master in the Army of Oklahoma."
The summer boarder asked, "where
do cows get their chewing gum and
which cows dive that delightful but-
Now comes the news that Jack
Love was not shot at over in Shawnee
the other day. It wassimply a Shaw-
nee fire alarm that went off.
The Wyoming supreme court has
decided that a person must be able
to read the constitution in English to
be eligible to vote in that state.
The Kentucky preacher who repu-
diated the old-fashioned idea of hell
is now camping out in an adjoining
county and placing a few much-need-
ed repairs on his theological views
aunty Brownlee is still cutting a
well around the administration at
Washington. While walk'ng in the
White House park the other day the
bronze statue of General Jackson
kicked his plug hat off.
Hon. Win. J. Bryan will deliver an
address at the St. Louis Grand Music
Hall Friday night in which he will
outline the policy to be pursued by
the Democratic party in the coming
Major McKinlev will write
passage of his message in pale
ink. He will counsel peace at any
price, for war might again render it
necessary for Lieutenant Hanna of
the Home Guards to hire another
pair of substitutes.—K. C. Times.
The late Henry George was an hon-
est man with ideas of his own. He
had firm convictions and did not hesi-
tate to battle for the right as he saw
it. He will live in the memory of
mankind as a true man who had the
courage to fight for his convictions
with ability to maintain them.- Ex.
Two wagon loads of young people
going home from church near Chero-
kee, attempted to race and a collis-
ion followed, upsetting and demolish-
ing one wagon and badlv injuring
Nora Wallace, Alta Howard and Jes-
sie Newkirk. The latter had her hip
dislocated and suffered fatal internal
Outside of the Newkirk Democrat
the Wave is the only Democratic pa-
per in theiStrip. We feel lonesome
but the consclentoiusness of advocat-
ing a just and honorable cause, the
free and unlimited coinage of silver
at a ratio of 16 to 1, buoys us up
to strengthened efforts and harder
hits than ever.
The Wave has answered Jackass
Bray's allegation that it ruined his
"name and fame" to the extent of $'
000 but the Jack has not made a move
on the chess board since the answer
arrived in the records of the District
court. Honestly, dear reader, we
would love to get the fool in the
presence of a jury.
How would it do to send the Col.
Temple Houston down to Washing-
ton as a delegate tocongress? When
the Colonel would arise to object to
Boss need's rulings and inadvertentl-
ly throw his right hand around on the
back part of his hip, Reed would
either duck down behind his desk or
surrender to the immediate passage
of the free home bill.
The Democratic party has been
the down-dog in many a political
fight. But with a desperation born
of defeat it has always risen triumh-
ant from its humiliating position.
The recent election has given great
evidence that the old party is getting
in shape for another grand coup of
everything in sight. Nothing is in
the way of her march to victory.—Ex.
Bradstreet's and Dunn's reviews
of trade, two of the leading apolo-
gists.of this ageof commercial piracy,
bave been rather less sanguine of late
regarding the return of prosperity.
After all the situation has its ludi-
crous side.Jit is like a Chinese puzzle
to the upholdersof capitalism. They
keep guessing at the solution of the
riddle and declaring they have found
t, but they continue to reason with
their heels and fall to see what is so
plain to many of us. Meanwhile the
masses of the people are "catching
<>n," and the glorious I!ifht Is spread-
ing. Alva Review.
Why Lew Hornbeck is not a Politician
Euitor Lew Hornbeck of the Minco
Minstrel tells his renders whv he is
r«>t a politician and every word he
sa*s strikes a chiming cord in the
feelings of the spiilt abiding with
"Our ambition is limited to the one
desire of taking a prominent part in
the making «>f the state constitution.
The hallucination of holding office
nev< r effects our vision nor hauntsour
innocent dreams. N.i man can get
office without perjury nor hold one
without sacrificing his manhood To
get the office h«* must make promises
that his sou! abhors and conscience
repudiates, anil st .nd in with other
thieves and enter into deals that
would shame the devil.
"He must sell his soul and give a
mortgage on his hrains. He must as-
sume all virture and practice all vice.
Poclaim manhood and truckle like a
yaller dog. Peach patriotism and
love of country and betray every in-
terest that his bondsmen will allow.
Display the wings of an angel to the
public and crawl on his belly in the
slime like an alligator. Drink with
the reveler and pray with the saint.
Feel ashamed to look his children in
the face, and finally be kicked aside
because he can render no further as-
sistance to tbe ring of thieves always
in power. No; it costs too much to
hold a political office.
However, we would like to help
make the constitution of a soveriegn
state for this land, and to so frame it
as to penitentiary every fraud and
scandal monger and to break the neck
of every perjurer and boodler. We
would make it a criminal offence to
solicit suffrage by promise, and im-
prisonment tor life to take or give
political bribes. But the gang that
rules, from president to deputy mar-
shall, and all the namby pamby,
slobbering patriots who expect favors
from them, w.iuld combine to keep us
from even being a member of tbe con-
stitutional convention. That's poli-
tics: and that is why we arc not a
THE MIDDLE SECTION.
Among the resolves and resolutes
of the Press Association we find the
Resolved, That we recommend to
the press of Oklahoma the practice
of recognizing that part of Oklahoma
along the eastern of the Sante Fe
and contiguous thereto as the "East
Side;" that part of the territory
along the line of the Rock Island
railroad and contiguous thereto be
referred to as the "Middle Section
and that part of the territory along
the line of and contiguous to the
western line of the Sante Fe be known
as the "West Side."
Now that is alright. The middle
section of a water melon is always
the juiciest and so it is with nearly
everything good to eat and so is tbe
"Middle Section" of Oklahoma. The
Wave heartily endorses the arrange
ment. Where should the Capital be
located? In the "Middle Section" of
course. We imagine we hear the
stone cutters working on the founda
tion of the capital building right
here in Enid as we write.
The "East Side" fellows must have
been off their guard when they agreed
to the "Middle Section" arrange-
One of the best, ablest and most
amusing papers read before the Press
Association at Hennessey last Mon-
day was a poem entitled "Calling the
Roll at Hennessey" by Prof. Free-
man E. Miller.of Stillwater. It was
ably and ingeniously written, being a
brief rhyming criticism of nearly
every editor of the territory, it
roasted us all in one line and flattered
in the next. The poem is entirely too
lengthy for our space, but it will soon
appear in the ready prints.
There's a picture of human care
leseness in the report of the British
Postmaster General for the past
year. From this it appears that the
English "returned letter office" (we
call it dead letter office) found $3,215,-
855 in the undelivered letters that it
was forced to open. Nor is that the
worst of It. There actually were $23,-
460 inclosed in letters that had not
anv addresses at all!
The Chicago anarchists have again
placed flowers on the graves of their
dead. But it will be noticed that
they have ceased the practice of
placing bombs under the police offi-
The procuriugof a free home t.ill
is vital only to the Cherokee Strip,
the Cheyenne country and the Kick-
apoo lands in Oklahoma, hence, the
people of these sections of Oklahoma
rauft make the tijjht.
The Wave really believes that the
measure would pass both houses of
congres. provided a united effort was
made by the people clear of political
bias. Tnerefore the Wave suggests
t;> the people of Garfield county that
they take tbe lead in this matter by
calling a grand mass meeting about
the lath of December next, to make
the preliminary arrangements for
calling a territorial free home con-
vention to meet either in this city or
Perry for the purpose of influencing
congress in this matter.
Old Oklahoma has statehood on the
brain yet they would willingly help
us in the business.
In order to start the ball rolling the
W ave would suggest that the chair-
man of the Democratic, republican
and populist county centeral commit-
ter" make the call. Both Callahan
and Flynn agree that it is possible to
procure a free home bill, but politics |
or political prejudice in this business
must be shoved to the extreme rear. |
Let us make a strong effort in this
direction once, as the Wave firmly
believes good results will follow.
TAX PAYING IN OKLAHOMA.
The change made by the last legis-
lature in the tax paying period will
be of interest to the taxpayers. The
first half ef taxes falls due upon De-
cember 15, 1897, and the last half up-
on June 15, 1898. Where the first'half
is unpaid on the third Monday in Janu-
ary, 1898, the whole amount Immedi-
ately becomes delinquent. All delin-
quent taxes bear interest at the rate
of 18 per cent, per annum from date
of delinquency until date of payment.
The personal tax warrants issue
March 15, 1898, for the taxes delin-
quent at first payment, and June 15
for taxes delinquent at tbe second or
last payment. The last half of un-
paid taxes becomes delinquent on
June 15, 1898. W here real estate has
been sold for taxes, deeds issue two
years from date of sale. All indivi-
dual tax sale certificates issued prior
to March 15, 1897, bear interest at
the rate of 25 per cent, per annum.
All others at the rate of 18 per cent,
Ex-Secretary of the Treasury, John
G. Carlisle, has announced that he
will move trom Kentucky to New
York City where he can be in com-
plete touch with the gold bugs, his
great friends. Kentucky is in favor
ot the white metal too strong for
John and he is mad.
The leading Enid dealer in harness, collars, whips, saddles,
and everything in the saddler and harness making line,
at the very lowest prices for good stock.
Hand Made Harness a Specialty.
All hand work warranted, I invite your trade; try me.
25 FRED LUFT.
or Farm Loans
Fire, Gydone and Lite insurance,
J. D. MINTON,
Enid, O. T. 9-2
New Lumber Yard.
We desire to call the attention of the people
of Garfield County that we have opened a
lumber yard on east North Boundary street,
Enid, O. T. and invite the trade of the county
to our yard where they will find
A New Stock.
Of all kinds of building material; all kinds of
which is kept under cover. G-IVE US A
TRIAL. 10 7 wtf
TREKELL & ROUNDS.
With Secretary Gage insisting that
the government should go out of the
banking business and Postmaster
General Gray favoring its going in
deeper by establishing postal banks,
the admisistration seems to need a
harmonizer. This it will have in
President McKinley, who favors do-
ing nothing whatever.
Assistant Commissioner E. P. Best
has notified Adjutant General Rosen-
baum that the Council Grove reserva-
tion sale will be deferred a reason-
able time in order that an opportuni-
ty may be had to secure legislation
setting apart the land for a soldiers
TUNNESON & MICK,
The well known implement dealers have laid in a
stock of McAlester coal which they sell at the
A. J, Chapman, who was held in
$10,000 bail for killing Veron Wilker-
son in Woodward county, recently,
has deposited the cash with the clerk
of the district court ot Woods county,
and is now at libertye until the next
term of court.
The people of the < herokee Strip
are not so hot on the procuring of
statehood as they are for free homes.
Old Oklahoma is all about proven up
under a free home bill, now they are
ainoring for statehood.
Henry Clay has been arrested in
Guthrie for forglnir the name of
Abraham Lincoln. Henry and Abe
are both colored people.
They are headquarters for wagons, buggies and implements
of all kinds.
Store in King Block E Street.
A Chinese boy is to be sliced 10
pieces with a knife for having acci-
dentlly killed his mother. It is sliock-
ng but not more so than the propos-
al to annex a distant island full of
these leprous human-hyenas.
Slough-foot Nell,'' a cocaine belle
of fair Purcell, is a perfect tom-cat.
She recently beat and clawed an old
man, and the Review calls for her
abatement ''at any cost."
Walter M. Davis has been appoint-
d an alternate West Point cadet.
A SHORT GOSPEL.
Here is a big long sermon compress-
ed into a dozen lines or so, and no
sermon was ever delivered that con-
tained more solid truth to the line
than these few sentences: If you have
a little farm or business, and are out
of debt don't fret and work yourself
and wife into the grave for the sake
of making money. You hav^ but one
life to live and it is very brief at
best. Take a little pleasure and
comfort asyou go along day by day
and do a little good to others. A
morbid, insatiate longing to possess
the earth—to grab everything in
sight—is the foundation of more
misery than any other one thiiiL' —
And no words contain more truth
than t:.o e written by Bill Nye: "We
should enjoy/Ourselves while we live
for we will be a long time dead."
The sporting fraternity over at
Enid are trying to chew one another
up. They have got out bills giving
time, date, place and rules. They
say it will be worth going miles to
An intoxicated Oklahoma City bar-
ber by the name of McGuire was run
over by a Choctaw train and killed
yesterday. It is susplcloned that he
deliberately committed suicide
ALL HANDS AROUND.
The Wave most respectfully calls
the attention of the editors of the
Cherokee Strip and the Cheyenne
country, clear of politics or previous
condition of servitude, that the time
as arrived to make another effort
to secure the passage of a free home
bill through congress.
The national law making power
meets early next month in what is
known as the first session of the pres-
ent congress during which nearly all
business outside of appropriation bills
is transacted. There is great hopes
for the enactment of a free homes
bill, hut it behooves the press to
wake up the people on this important
matter for the purpose of holding a
rousing free homes convention some
wherein the strip for the •, -rpose of
drawing the attention of Congress to
our just rights.
The government has given the
great body of the public lands to bona-
fide settlers iu the past and we have
a right to demand the same for our
Lx-Senatok Havens' bull calf 1 as
been found eight miles west of Koko-
mo, Indiana. The senator thinks it
was on its way to Washington to lob-
by for Hansom Payne and become
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Isenberg, J. L. & Isenberg, Edna. The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 25, 1897, newspaper, November 25, 1897; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc112040/m1/6/: accessed February 15, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.