The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 7, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 29, 1900 Page: 3 of 8
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Enid and Vicinity Visited by Num-
erous Petty Thieves, Horse
Thieves and Burglars
Losing $300.00 and the Iron Box
Containing the Money.—A
Busy Night for the
Last night, Sunday, the horse and
buggy of Mr. Geo. W. Britton was
stolen from where they they were
hitched in front ot the Christian
church, and up to this writing there
is positively no clue to the robbers or
whereabouts of the rig. The horse is
a good animal, brown in color, and
the buggy almost new. Mr. Britton
will pay $100 reward for the return
of the property and the capture of
At Cold water Sunday night, while
Mr. J. P. Clapp and family were at
church, burglars entered his resi-
dence and carried away a small safe
or strongJiron box containing three
hundred dollars; two $20 bills, six $10
bills and$155 in silver, among the
latter was a silver 25 cent piece that
had gone through a fire. The safe
weighs about 100 pounds. No clue to
to the robbers. Mr. Clapp has offer-
ed $50 regard for the return of the
money and safe and Sheriff Porter
has offered $50 for the arrest and
conviction of the thief.
A thief entered the National hotel
office last night and Deliberately
stole the overcoat of J. P. Shore, a
traveling man, and absconded with it
around his frail irame to guard him
from the cool night breeze.
A good description of the thief was
secured and the sheriff and his posse
were on the alert nearly all night.
It is believed that the man who stole
the overcoat swiped Britton's horse
and buggy. This Monday morning
about 1 .o'clock while Sheriff Porter
was scooting around the switch yards
at the depot he picked up four pair
of bran new pants which he brought
up town. This morning when the
store of Curtis & Co., was opened up
it was discovered that the store had
been entered by burglars, by break-
ing the glass out of the back door
and wrenching off one of the iron
bars. This thief, or thieves, simply
exchanged old clothing for new,
from a hac even to fresh socks. They
left the old clothing strewn around
the floor of the store. It is almost
impossible for Curtis & Co., to tell
how much goods were taken, but they
have missed three suits of clothes.
The pants the sheriff found belonged
to Curtis & Co. The sheriff thinks he
was close on to the Curtis thief last
night, which caused him to drop the
pants, but he was looking for the
overcoat thief and as the fellow did
not come up to the description of the
man he let him go, finding the pants
afterwards. This is the biggest
batch of thieving the Wave has re-
ported for some time. There will be
a neck tie party in this tall timbered
district some of these fine frosty
The lawyers were a little slow in
getting around to their work at the
opening of court Monday'morning.
fudge McAtee became impatient and
came very near appointing a fresh
county attorney to attend to the
criminal caseB before the court. The
judge is desirous of pushing the bu-i-
ness before the court as fast as possi-
ble ami occasionally he becomes
weary of the dilatory tactics of the
lawyers. There was very little work
nedo that forenoon.
Of Oklahoma in Session in Enid.
Much Speech Making and
MANY VISITING BANKERS
Present from Missouri, Texas and
Kansas. Big Talks About
The Bankers' association of Okla.
homa convened in the opera house at
11 a. m., Monday, Nov. 26. Mayor
protem Edmond Prantz delivered an
impromptu address of welcome to the
bankers that astonished all whoheard
his glowing words of tribute to the
city's visitors. The responding ad.
dress was delivered by P. W. Smith,
of the First National Bank of New.
kirk, in a pleasing address. The
president of the association, Otta A.
Shutter, of the El Reno State Bank,
delivered his annual address which
was learned and to the point from a
banking interest. W. S. Search, the
Territorial Banking Examiner, read
a lengthy paper giving many inter-
esting statistics in regard to the
banking business of the territory
from the organization of the same
which was listened to intently.
Among other things he said that the
Banks of Oklahoma contained $18 in
deposit for every man, woman and
child in the territory.
At 11;p. m., the members of the
association and their visitors sat
down to a sumptuous banquet at the
Hotel Prantz, after which a ball was
given in the same hoste'ry.
At 11 a. m. today the association I
convened in business session to listen
to the addresses of those who had
been assigned certain subjects by
program. Ex-Governor Seah expa-
ciated on needed legislation from a
Banking standpoint and he was given
careful attention and much applause
by his hearers. Mr. P. G. Moore en.
tertained the association with _
paper on "Overdrafts," a much vexed
question with safe Banking. The
late president of the Enid Board of
Trade, Henry Misetoe Spaulding, of
the Peoples Bank of North Enid,
opened up on the "Question Box ''
subject and the questions were many.
The reports of the committees would
not be interesting to our readers.
The next order of business was the
election of officers for the ensuing
year as follows:
President—P. W. Smith, of the
B irst National Bank, of Newkirk,
First Vice Pres.—J. H. Wheeler,
cashier of the Bank of Commerce,
Second Vice Pres.—Joe C. McClell-
and, cashier Bank of Pond Creek.
Secretary.—H. W. Painter, cashier
of the Bank of the Indian Ter.,
Treasurer—Guy Condit, First Na-
tional Bank ot Kingfisher.
The new officers were duly installed
after which the Association adjourn-
ed to meet in Guthrie in November
The Association seemed well
pleased, with their reception and
treatment in Enid. Our people are
real glad to have had them here and
tried to make their visit to this big
town of the Cherokee Strip pleasant
and agreeable. Come again gentle-
men. Always welcome to the best
Another Old and Esteemed Citizen
called to the Great Beyond.
Th-; Hon. Joe C. McClelland, cashier
of the Bank of Pond Creek and late
Clerk of the District Court, was i&
.• the city Monday shaking hands with
old friends. He paid the Wavh; a
pleasant visit and was surprised to
see thu littietpaper so comfortably
located in its own home on Broadway.
The new brick school house looming
up so grandly on Piety hill is the
pride of Enid. It will be a roomy
and comforable building when finish-
ed, besides being an ornament to the
city's great and swift progress.
Guess the thieves think that the
^ivly chance at the full dinner pa il and
McKinley prosperity for them is to
steal into the push, judging from the
thieving of last night in auu around
PkyorCreek, I. T., Clipper: "Sup
posing Oklahoma and the Indian Ter-
ritory should be made a state what
name would be given thecombination?
In this connection we want to sug
gest a few names and get the mutter
before the people. How would In
dianokla do? And what's the matter
with Oklaindia? Why not make it
Indiahoma or Homaindia? Who will
suggest something better?"
Oh, yes!—we hadn't thought ot any
other name than Oklahoma. How.
ever, it m i c ht be called Indianhominy;
but we of Oklahoma will insist that
it be called Oklahoma, a name that
has become oear and sacred to every
pioneer of this territory. No other
name will be adopted.
Passed Away at His Home this
Morning Suddenly, — Prep.,
arations for his
Dennis Donovan, a nativeof country
Limerick Ireland: a prominent and
successful attorney at law, a member
of the Garfield County Bar Associa.
tion from its infancy, and one who
made the run into the Cherokee
Strip, securing a farm, on the memo-
rable 16th day of September, 1893, is
dead. He departed this life suddenly
at his home on the east hill this
Tuesday morning, November 27, 1900,
at about 5 o'clock. The diseases that
caused the fatality were various and
complicated, principally heart fail-
ure in conjunction with both stomach
and kidney troubles as near as his
family physician, Dr. Champion, can
tell without post mortem examina-
The death was sudden aid unex«
pected by his family or anyone, as
he was in attendance at the district
court up until Saturday evening:
however, he complained that he was
not feeling well, and many times
during the last year he has informed
the writer that his health was not
the best, although he appeared hale
Mr. Donovan was an old and re-
spected citizen of Enid, being one of
the first attorneys to settle here. He
was a very conservative man in his
associations, but those who become
to know him well and appreciate his
learned conversation, had much re
spect for him in every way. He was
a positive character, rather aggres-
sive in his opinion, yet always ex*
plained his position on any question
clearly and pleiuly to those who held
The deceased was fifty years of age
in August last, but having become
quite grey after turning forty he
had the appearance of being much
He was married to Miss Ethel
Leonard, a daughter of Mr. S. D.
Leonard, of North Eoid township,'
December the 10th, 1897, who survives
him, also a two year old baby. Mrs.
Donovan is prostrated with grief
over the sudden death of her hus-
band, hence, a few particulars unob-
tainable for this report.
The funeral will occur Wednesday,
November 28th, at 2 p. m., from the
Catholic church, of which the de-
ceased was a baptised member. The
funeral will be under the auspices
and direction of the members of the
Enid Lodge No. 19, of the Masonic
order, as per the request of the de-
ceased. The burial will take place in
the North cemetery. The Bar asso-
ciation will meet tonight and pass
appropriate resolutions on their pro-
This death was another shock to
our citizens, but the sympathy of all
are with the family of our departed
citizen today; however, such a blow,
which comes to us all sooner or later,
cannot be appeased by poor, weak,
helpless human sympathy.
Miss Ethel Purcell departed Monday
morning for Cunningham, Kansas,
where she will visit for a few weeks
with her uncle, H. T Purcell,
To whom It tnay concern:
Notion Is hereby given Hint Decker Bros k
Co., coiiRislstliiK of II, It. Mucker, K. E. Deck-
er iind \V B. McOlnnls filed on the 2Htli diiv
of November. A. I). 1901). thotr petition for a
license to wholesale Mult, Spirituous and
Vinous liquors oil lots 14, 15 and 10, In block
S(S Irt the City of Enid. Garfield county, Okla-
homa territory, and Unit unless oblection to
the same, as required by law, be filed by the
13th day of December. A. I). 1900 said peti-
tion will be granted.
Enid, O. T., Nov. as, IMO.
.. t '''"ANK ?'• Hattkh, County Clerk.
Hy J. \V. Sprout, Deputy.
The "picture drama" at the opera
house Mon night was a decided failure
in the estimation of the cultured
Enid audience who witnessed it. It
was simply a spoiled picture produc-
tion of the old and once popular play
of "Josh Whitcomb." Besides other
troubles the oldifizzing lantern that
reproduced the pictures seemed to be
about two sizes too small. However
be it remembered that the ladies of
the Lyceum course are not to blame.
They make their engagements
through recommendations of the Ly~
ceum Bureau of Chicago.
Home Treatment that
cures Cancers and Tumors,
Used with perfect safety;
harmless, soothing, non-irri-
We prefer to have patlonts
come to the Sanitarium for a
Hpeedy cure. Cases that come
to our Sanitarium need not pay
until cured. Write to-day for our 30 page book.
It contain* much valuable information and
hundreds of testimonials from patients wo have
cured of cancor. Sent free. Consultation by
mall or in person, free. Address,
DR. E. O. SMITH'S SANITARIUM,
A. S. McCLEARY, Manager,
Rooms 6 to ii, N. E. Cor. loth & naln SU.
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI.
An Edenic spot in[ the Land of the Fair God-
Where Prosperity rewards the Frugal
SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.
Fne income from the products of the 4320 farms of
the County this year, from all sources
Population 21,988.—ENID,the flour-
ishing capital City; the trad-
ing place of 35,000
The lay of the land comprising Garfield oounty, Oklahoma Territory is
lolling prairie; it is well watered by hundreds of creeks fed by thousands
of springs, giving forth as wholesome witter as eyer flowed from mother
earth. 1 he soil is of the most fertile in the world, as a trip to the coun-
ty during this growing season of 1899 would prove to the satisfaction of
anyone. Jounting the school land, which is all under cultivation or be-
ing used for pasturing stock, there are 4,320 (arms, of 100 acres each, it.
this county. I here is no waste land, every acre has been homesteaded.
I he surface, or general lay of the country is as handsome hs one can
conceive. The labor of farming here is trifling compared with the labor
necessary in the country east of the Mississippi river; no surface rocks
disturb the smooth gliding of the plow; no stump puller is necessary
and grubbing is never done here.
Laud that has been patented is valued, to a certain extent, on the dis
tance it lays from the city of Enid, from *5 to *30 per acre. Relinquish-
ments go at the same price, less the government price for the land.
Outside of the almost continuous soaring of the gulf current of winds
the c.imate of Garfield county is very pleasing indeed. The winters are
almost always mild and the summers a little warm, yet quite pleasant
night? quite cool and invigorating. A glance at a map of the United
States will readily show you that Oklahoma is a happy medium between
the cold frigid north and the hot torrid south, hence, this country is not
pestered with the disease plagues of the north nor south. Tlie> yellow
fever of the south or the scarlet fever of the north never trouble the neo-
ple of Oklahoma. v
The population of the county is 21,988, having! gained nearly 4 057
since July 1, 1897. The present prosperity of the county will undoubt-
edly raise the population to 25,ooo before the end of this year. JSPnetv-
hve per ct of the people are white and a hard working, rustlim- class
tempe-ed by misfortunes in other parts of the country. Many who came
here in destitute circumstances find themselves in possession of valuable
lands and comfortable homes.
The public school system of the county is retarded some by the small
district system adopted by the first territorial legislature, yet good schools
abound in all parts of the county, and the territory provines a tirst class
University, two Normal colleges and an agricultural college.
The WAVE gleans the following statistics from the'Efeounty assessor's
returns to the county clerk:
I here are 691,2oo acres of land in the county all told, about 800.000
acres are under fence, the balance is not under fence as the laws in. re-
gard to stock running loose protect the growing crops of the farmers.
here are 5,3<J0 families in the county. Estimated cash value of the iand
*nd .'"Pavements in the county is |4,457,756... .Value of implements
and iHachniery$6O0,092... .Of buggies and wagons $100,875 Value of
binding twioe sold this year *28,300; number of pounds sold 333 OOu
Apple trees growing 225,480.... fear trees 9,533.... Peach-trees 55o,o20
....Apricot 10,896. ..Plum trees 3,ooo Grapes 30,892
Livk Stock On March 1, last, 10,505 horses, 2,090 mules, 6720 milch
cows 17,Q02 cattle, 28,410 hogs Estimated value of all live stock
sold from March 1, 1897, to March 1, i899, *505,950.
Aq®^ultueal Statistics—Number of acres of wheat harvested this
year 225,000 acres; estimated yield 5,500,000 bushelsjestimated value a,
present prices ?3,800,000.... There are 83.34o acres of corn out and
growing nicely, which will be worth if all goes well £005,92o....Oats
■larvested 32,185 acres—Castor beans 4,328 acres—Cotton 2 171
acres respectively; estimated value )?3oo,ooo From March I, 1897 to
the same date 189 the value of all classes of poultry, eggs, butter
cheese, vegetables, native fruit and stove wood marketed in Enid and
neighboring village? amounted to $340,794 At least *800,000 worth
of hay flaxseed, pearuts, sweet potatoes, broom corn, kaflir corn and oth-
er odd crops are sold out of this county annually.
It is safe to say that the products of this county marketed within th«
last year brought very nearly *7,000,000.
Owing to this country being new a monstrous building boom has been
going on for two years. The various lumber yards of the city of Enid and
other yards in the county sold 1080 car loaris of lumber since August 1 '98
THE CITY OF ENID.
Near the center of this rich and productive cnn< ty is the Cityfofi'Enid
the natural trading point for at least 35,000 people, living in Ga'rKeld'
°0<i WoodwanJ> Kingfisher and Blaine counties. It is now a city
of 0,321 people, all doing well. In the last year new brick block have
sprung up like magic, but still town lots are quite cheap, The citv is
fast assuming a metropolitan appearance and 111 time will reach a popula-
tion of at least 15,000. There are excellent openings here for the right
people to go into most any kind of a manufartuing business. Nearly all
the churches have good congregations here. A truthful writeup like this
may surprise some who peruse these lines, but a visit 10 this country
would surprise you still more. For further and continued information
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Isenberg, J. L. The Enid Weekly Wave. (Enid, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 7, No. 47, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 29, 1900, newspaper, November 29, 1900; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc112190/m1/3/: accessed January 16, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.