The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 9, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 3, 1902 Page: 6 of 8
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I From Monday's Daily. |
Thin is the day set apart for the re-
moval of the Enid land office to Skin-
lisher. It was a real calm, sunshiney
day, too. The books did not get a bit
dusty en-route to the depot.
Miss Stone has arrived in London
and will soon be in her native land.
Then, when she comes and we can all
take a good look at her, we can tell
whether there is anything in the re-
port that she resembles Bill Cross.
The Wave is informed that there
are only two white men, of promi-
nence, in Kingfisher who do not hold
offices; Pat Nagle and Virgil Hobbs,
but they are getting there—they will
soon hook on.
TO THE FRONT.
Appointed U. S. Marshal Vice Barry
UNLOCKED FOR CHANGE.
Yesterday, Sunday, was a real cold,
disagreeable day, but the girls came
out wearing their new Easter hats
and light spring duds. The poor
things looked quite uncomfortable as
they passed along, but it was time to
wear spring clothes and they were
determined not to let the weather in-
terfere with the fashion.
The WAVE has no personal interest
in the election tomorrow political or
otherwise, any further than as a pa-
per that lias always stood up for the
best interest of Enid it would like to
see good clean men elected as mem-
bers of the city council and school
board. That's all.
Ex-Mayor Sam Marshall, very wise-
ly for his own interests, not for the
interest of the city, withdrew from
the alleged democratic race for alder-
man from the First ward of this city. |
This cuts the available good timber
for councilman in the First ward
down to Frank Feger and Mr. Moody.
The record of Harry Thompson as
United States marshal is fairly clean,
looking at it from a democratic stand
point. Very few republican officials
of this territory have retired with as
clean a record as Thompson does.
Harry Thompson is a business man
and whatever he attempts is conduct-
ed on business methods.
Mr. O. J. Fleming having sold his
old home on the east hill will soon be-
gin the erection of a new home in the
west part of thexity that will prob-
ably cost between $0,000 and 18,000.
Thus do the early settlers of Enid,
those who stood by the town and staid
with it, move out of shacks into line
residences containing all the modern
Ex-Mayor Sam Marshall sold his
new building on the south side today
to Messrs. Johnson & Long. Consid-
eration, $5,000. Mr. Johnson fermerly
run the fruit stand next to the
Creamery Restaurant on Grand Ave-
nue and Long is in the tog business.
It is reported that the new propri-
etors will establish a large billiard
hall in the room in the near future.
The city election light orer in Ok-
lahoma town has been pitiful at
times and at other times amusing as
far as the work of the competing
newspapers are concerned. The lead-
ing paper, of the two, which wins the
victory will probably receive the
marble heart from the victor's to
satisfy the ambition of some junk
newspaper shop down on the alley
next the row. There is very little
politics surrounding the work of a
city council of a city the size of Ok-
lahoma City or Enid. Their labors
are not in the line of reward for labor
performed by newspapers, to give
their work dignity, but run more on
sewer lines, water plugs or anyother
old plug that will cater to them
Fossett a Man of Much Experience as an
Officer of the Law.
A Washington special to the Wich-
ita Eagle and published in said paper
Sunday morning says that positive
information had been given out from
the White House that United States
Marshal Harry Thompson had re-
signed and th; President had ap
pointed William D. Fossett to succeed
This, if true, is a great surprise to
nearly all the people of Oklahoma,
with the possible exception of a few
of Mr. Thompson's friends on the
The appointment is a good one as
"Bill Fossett," as the boys call him,
has been a terror on the track of evil-
doers for years, not only as a deputy
U. S. marshal for the last four years,
but a detective in the service of the
Rock Island road. He is a man of
strong convictions and an individual-
ity of his own as to his rights and the
rights of others.
The writer was an eye witness of
his force of character when he drove
a large army of lot-jumpers from his
claim adjoining Kingfisher on the
morning' of April 23rd or 24th, 1889,
with no one to assist him but a Win-1
chester rifle. He cleared the ground |
without liring a shot. We have known j
Mr. FosBett for sixteen years, first as
the owner of a little bunch of cattle
on the southern line of Kingman
county, Kansas, and since as a citizen
of Oklahoma and our acquaintance
with the man leads us to believe that
Teddy has made no mistake in the
fitness of the man for the position.
No better man could be found in the
ranks of the republican party of this
Territory for U. S. marthal than Bill
MORE TRUTH THAN POETRY.
The editor of the El Dorado Repub-
lican having asserted that young wo-
men were usurping the industrial sit-
uations, working for less wages and
being more disinclined to marriage,
a girl reader of his paper iirea it back
at him that a girl can afford to work
for less wages than a young man, be
cause she has no whiskey or tobacco
bills to pay; no barber bills, no shines,
no big laundry bills, no pants to
crease, no hacks, flowers, suppers,
candies and the like to pay for. "The
average girl prefers a good bank ac-
count and freedom to a poor husband,
and are not at all disconsolate," she
A Pointed Argument.
Altgeld's Last Words.
The last words of John P. Altgeld
should provide great encouragement
to those who battle for right princi-
ples Governor Altgeld's last words
were: "I am not discouraged.
Things will right themselves. A pen-
dulum swings one way and then an-
other, but the steady pull of gravita-
tion is toward the center of the earth.
Any structure must be plumb if it is to
endure. So it is with nations. Wrong
may seem to triumph; right may seem
to defeated; but the gravitation of
eternal justice is upward toward the
throne of God. Any political institu-
tion, if it is to endure, must be plumb
with that line of justice."
A democratic newspaper can bear
up under the side swipes it gets from
its natural political ^enemies, but
when it gets one from its, should-be,
political friends it hurts, and it hnrts
back, or echoes back.
A seven-year-old school boy in this
town recently engaged in one of the
usual boyish adventures while on his
way to school, and in the conrse of
events the prominent portion of his
little trousers was torn out. The
young lady teacher did not approve
of his coming to school that way, and
to punish him she ordered the boy to
stand up and show the rest of the
boys and girls how careless he was.
The Mttle fellow rebelled at this and
undertook to argue the matter with
the teacher. Said he: "How would
you like to have to do that, supposin'
you had run through a barb wire
fence and tore your—" But at this in-
teresting point the teacher choked
off the young logician and bundled
him off to the principal for correction.
We contend that the boy was show-
ing forensic ability and should have
been allowed to finish his argument.
Call tor Democratic Convention to Nnmi-
nate Delerate to Confess April 22,
at Enid 0. T.
Educational note in Pond Creek Vi-
dette: .Playing truant is becoming a
rather strenuous business, and with a
few exceptions it is eliminated from
the schools. I could never fully un-
derstand why a student should want
to play "hookey." Truly it is bad
enough to be compelled to stay out of
school, but to run away is not only a
flagrant wrong but flagrant foolish-
The Oklahoma Central <fc Southeast-
ern R. R. Co., have opened an office
at No. 1112 Weft Broadway, across
the alley from the rear of the Hotel
A large force of civil engineers
started survey of the line Satur-
day uiuriiuig from this city southeast.
Of course, as is always the case, sev-
eral lines will be run and the one
that can be constructed with the
least expense will be adopted.
This road will undoubtedly be built
and rushed thrugh as fast as possible.
THE ROCK ISLAND AT EL PASO.
The new line of the Rock Island
road from Liberal,Kansas, to El Paso,
Texas, has been completed and trains
are now running over the new line
This new line runs through the great
stock grazing country of Texas and
New Mexico which will makes it a
valuable feeder for the stock yards
of Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha and
the east. It is thought that the road
will branch off to the Pacific coast
from some part of New Mexico.
Don't Think Much of Him.
The editor of the Chichasha demo-
crat seems to have bad some straight
party lines trouble of his own. He
tells what he thinks about it by ask-
ing the following pertinent question.
"Honestly! What do you think of a
man who will come to an editor and
urge him to st nd by the party or-
ganization and light it through, yet
that man never offered to stand by
the paper in giving it one penny's
worth of support? We have the ut-
most contempt for him and brand
him as worse than a thief."
Perhaps the democrat man is a lit-
tle harsh in his language, but nobody
knows how hard it is for a hard work-
ing democratic editor to stand by a
democratic candidate that persists in
injuring said editors business at every
The terminus of the O. C. & S. E
road in this city; the thripple junction
I of the Rock Island road and repair
1 shops in connection with the
Frisco division and shops willbring
Enid at least 6.000 inhabitants within
two years and perhaps 10,000.
A Kansas editor wrote this obituary
notice. He does not need to take any-
more lessons. He is proficient in
tenderness even to the extent of a
nice going away home notice: "He
was born May 3, 1875, and therefore
escaped this earth in time of cele-
brate his 27th birthday in the home
of his eternal abode beyond the arch-
ing skys, leaving this terrestrial land
on Friday, March 19, 1902 at 9:30 p.
in., central time.
A Kicking Husband Cured.
If Col. Dick Morgan should be elect-
ed to congress to succeed Dennis
Flynn, which is highly improbable,
i even though he should secure the
j nomination, the hoodlums of Wash-
j ington would say: "Look at that
whiskered guy—he must be some re-
i lation to Senator 1'efTer."
91 Crohn for the King of fashion
Made smooth and l ough, in all desirable colors anil varying v/iJths i>t brim.
Turned over, bound, or raw edges.
Mode only by HENRY H. ROELOFS Ci CO.,
Crown and I2th St .. Philadelphia, U.S.A.
Tor *nlr by nil lwdtnii Rttail llnu-rt.
Xone Qtnuint without our trade- 'ark.
Sirw -mi k*m i*
A woman in this town was in the
habit of making her husband's shirts.
Being somewhat particular, he always
kicked on the fit, He said the shirts
never felt comfortable and he object
ed so much that presently she told
him, "All right, you can get your
shirts made and pay for the work.'
It was agreed that he would pay for
the making. He told his wife to get
some good seamstress to make his
shirts. She pretended to do so, and
ever since she made his shirts, un-
known to him. and charges him
twenty-five cents apiece, he likes the
fit so well that he compliments the
woman who makes them, and he has
not complained about the fit since
the new arrangement. Which shows
that most men do not appreciate any-
thing that comes too cheap.
Q Stands for Gimlet.
A verdant youth dropped into Par-
kers jewelry store and after gazing
at some fraternity pins, asked "how
much is this one with a square and
a pair of compasses?" pointing to a
Masonic pin. " Five dollars,' said
Parker. " You haven t ' >t one with
anv hand saw on it, have youV ' m
just outer my time and as Im going
to set up as carpenter .aid jiner I'd
like to have something to wear so
folks would know what I was doin'.
I'll take it, though I'd like to have
one with a handsaw, but 1 guesn this
one is plain enough. The compass is
to mark out your work and the square
is to measure ii when marked out
and any durned fool kniws that G
stands for gimlet."
It is teported that Harry Thompson
resigned his position as Ln.te 1 States
Marshal at the request of his old
employers, the Rod: Island Railroad
Co., who de-ire his entire ti.oe In se-
curing righ -of-v.ay for the road. It
is also reported that the Heel; Island
Companv intends to construct *00
mil< . of road this year in Oklahoma
and the Indi:m Territory. A south-
east line front Enid to Soi . : McAllis-
ter is ' it.
The boiler plate Buzzard across the j
street, which is now basking in j
the light of city printing prosperity j
through the vote of Dr. Champion, j
presumed to be a democrat, a mem- j
ber of the printing committee, and I
of course, feels friendly for the time !
being, said in Saturday's issue that
the treatment of the doctor in tnese
columns was an awful shame Vhat
a pity, why the first intimation the
Wave had of irregular work in the
fifth ward, or the alleged turning
down of Mr. Woodard the democratic
nominee, was gleaned from the un-
reliable columns of the Buzzard it-
self; the article having been shown to
us by a fellow who thought the Wave
was for Champion. The Eagle item
accused Champion and his friends for
doing what we have since found was
not done as the Eagle stated. This
being the case the shame is on the
boiler plate Buzzard.
Whereas, at a regularily called*
meeting of the Democratic Icrritori-
al Central Committee held in Okla-
homa City, Oklahoma territory, on
February 28th, 1902 convened for
general purposes, it was officially
decided by said committee that there
should be held at the city of Enid,.
Garfield county Oklahoma Terrritory,
on the 22nd day of April 1902, a dele-
gate convention of the Democratic
party of Oklahoma Territory for the
purpose of selecting a r.ominee of
said party for Delegate to Congress,
and that the basis of representation
therein should be, in the old counties
of the-Territory, one vote for each
one hundred votes or major fraction
thereof cast for the Hon. R. A. Neff
in the year 1900 for Delegate to Con-
gress and that the three new coun-
ties should respectively have votes
as follows: Comanche, twenty, Cad-
do seventeen, and Kiowa seventeen
and it was further recomended by
said committee that primaries or
county caucuses to be held in each
county on Saturday April 12, 1902, for
the purpose of selecting delegates
thereto, at which all qualified voters
who supported the Hon. R. A. Nefl
and are in full accord with the princi-
ples of the National Democratic plat-
form adopted in Kansas City in 1900
be allowed and invited to partici-
i Now therefore, in accordance with
■ said proceedings ?.nd in compliance
i with the instructions of said commit-
I tee We, Wm. M. Anderson, as chair-
' man, and Verde V. Hardcastle, as
secretary, of said Democratic Terri-
| torial Central Committee do hereby
call a Convention of the Bemocratic
j party of the Territory of Oklahoma
j to meet and assemble at the
j city of . enid, tuesday, april.
i for the purpose of selecting a candi-
| date and nominee of said party for
i Delegate to Congress, a territorial
| committee and for other general con-
| vention purposes, for the interest of
I said party.
j That the basis of representation of
I the various counties in said conven-
tion shall be, as above stated, and
they shall be entitled to delegates as
The celebrated Henry (ilay Evans,
Commissioner of Pensions, who has
made himself so obnoxious to the old
soldiers, has handed his resignation
to the president. Now the question
arises, which will never be answered, j
did Henry Clay resign willingly or did |
Teddy ask him for it. The courtesy I
of the presidential office has always ,
made it a rule to give objectionable
ofljcials a chance to resign—was j
Evans one of them?
A number of people in this town I
are allowing little children to have i
beaux, and some day they will wonder
how it comes that they can do nothing
The executive committee of the
democratic congressional committee
has selected Harry Bacon of Oklaho-
ma City to represent Oklahoma on
the committee and Sam Powell of
Wagoner as representative from the
A mm asked us the other day if we
ever got the blues. It \yis such a
funny question that it set us to think-
ing, We wondered if there was any-
body who did not get the blues. We
know only two persons who never
get the blues. One is a b.'iok agent
and the other works up souveni." edi-
The new Bock Island steel viaduct,
spaning Maine street, is fast nearing
completion. The steel span was
placed in position a week ago and
now the old grade is being removed
from inunder it. The viaduct is not
all our citizen desired, as it is only a
forty foot span, but no one is llticklng
as it is a great improvement over the
old pile bridge that stoul out of line
w th the stree'.
j I lodger, Mill
j Osage Nation 4
j All voters qualified under the action
of said comittee to participate there-
! in are invited to take part in the
i choosing of delegates in their res-
pective counties and are reminded
of the recommendation of said com-
mittee that county primaries or con-
ventions be held on April 12th to
choose the same.
A meeting of the Democratic Ter-
ritorial committee will be held at the
said city of Enid on April 21, 1902.
j All Democratic papers are request-
ed to copy.
i W. M. Anderson, Chairman.
Verde V. Hardcastle, Secy.
Tough on TedJy.
An officeseeker called on President
Rosevelt and gave him a great jolly.
"You are as great as Washington,"
the politician said. It was too much
for even Rosevelt to swallow, so he
said: "Oh, no: Washington was the
father of his country; a great soldier
as well as a great statesman, and will
be remembered long after I am for-
gotten.' Whereupon the politician
said: "O, I didn't refer to George
Washington; I was speaking of Book-
Judge I'oberts will take charge of
the attorney general's office of the
territory tomorrow, April 1st. Judge
Roberts' appointment must not be
credited to Kingfisher. Of course he
has been living thereabout thirteen
years but hi* residence there has only-
been temporary. He should be crert
ited to Kansas.
The Ponca Democrat says: Captiv/n
Turk of the Volunteer Army had Joftrt
Proctor arrested last week for dis-
turbing the Volunteer meeting. He
was fined in police court. Mr.
Proctor had become very much con-
cerned over the report that the army
was going to take the 12-year-old
daughter of Mrs. Maple with them
when they left the city and called the
captain aside and gave him quite a
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