The State Democrat. (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 52, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 11, 1896 Page: 1 of 4
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NORMAN, CLEVELAND COUNTY, OKLAHOMA. SATURDAY JANUARY 11. 181)11.
f\ pro^'5 IV^editation.
FROG sat down one clay to think
Of the values derived from printers' ink;
As he sat 011 his stool and pondered lony;,
He could plainly see where he'd fjone wrong.
He arose trom his stool, put on his hat,
And enquired his way to the State democrat.
He at once placed an "ad" in that valuable sheet,
And now he is happy when his friends he does meet,
For lie has something for them in shape of a treat.
//oflace like Hoy/;,
frog he grew old, and his head got grey,
But he never forgot to bless the day
That he walked into the Democrat office so spry
And asked a space in their columns to buy.
His business then fast his pockets did fill,
And he carries his "ad" in the DEMOCRAT still.
And now he remembers that bis youth will soon fade,
So he insures his life with Tate & Kingkade;
And says he has been by his "ads" well paid.
Most Exciting Convention
Held in Oklahoma.
j g>resnaont% oftr.r soen ;>■? <• •• vernor ujci-
itiund N. Morrill ar. 1 by Hon. Kujft'no
i F. Ware.
| A meeting of the I unl f directors
I will be hold at o'el< ck p. m. of the day
same day In the ro - •" the soeiety.
Ever All m mt> r ot the 1 I are requwtvd
to be present. !•'. ti. ADAMS,
Highest of all in Leavening Power.-
BREAKS IP IX CHEAT DISORDER.
6eeni8 A Imo<t a Miracle That ltlootl Wai
Not Spilled—Two Calln for Two Cou-J
vent ions Head at tlie Same
Time—Men are Wild#
Do you contemplate putting up a building of "any kind?
If you do call and see me and let me give you figures. 1
have been contracting in Norman for several years and
M. E. MANiRE,
Contractor and Builder.
D.„W. marquart PnES.
8. B. OWENS, Vice Pres.
Directors. J.t.Phelps D. L. Larsh. S. R. Ow :n3
and D. W Mar uart.
J. W. HOOKER, Cashiep.
B- Hughes- A. Kingkade
(Incorporated u ider the Laws of Oklahuna.] CTTU a
The By-laws of this Bank provides that no Stock can he
issued to non-residents of Cleveland County.
R. M. ROWNTREE, ,3, SON,
Livery. Peed and Sale Stable,
BRAN * NEW -& RIGS,
Double or Single Hacks Buggies, Carriages and Surrey p. Good Saddle
Horses for I.adieK and Gentlemen.
Drummers Carried to n't Parts of the Country.
Charges Reasonable. | Main Street, Near Depot, Norman, Ok
MoCASJi. and (]<>.
Does a General
Your Patronage Solicited.
Oklahoma City, O. T., Jan- 9.—(Spec-
ial.)—The Oklahoma City statehood
convention commenced here today 1n
an excited condition, owing: to factional
difficulties, organized amid the moat
etormy scenes ever witnessed, fairly
resolved Itself into a mob that could
hot be controlled and ended tonight in
the greatest turauH, without having ac-
complished even a permanent organiza-
tion. Oklahoma never witnessed such
Btormy scenes in a convention and it is
almost a miracle that blood was not
Promptly at 2 o'clock Frank M.
Thompson of Pawnee county called the
meeting to order and proceeded to read
the Pawnee call for a statehood con-
vention. Just a« he commenced W. F.
INValiker, secretary of the executive
statehood committee, jumped on the
platform and proceeded to read the
Shawnee call, Issued by Sid Clarke and
Which Included delegates from the
Chlokasaw nation. The wildest ex-
fcitemen't followed. The two great fac-
tions in tJhe statehood convention Jump-
ed u pon their haiirs and a most wonder-
ful scene followed. There was not a
pair of lungs in the audience, spectators
and all, that were not howling like
•wild Commianche Indians. Each fac-
tion tried to drown the voice of the
other faction and for ten minutes no
living main ever heard such an un-
earthly medley of hisses, yells, cheers,
cock crows and cat calls. The noise
was so great tlhat it could have been
heard all over town. If an entire state
asylum broke loose and commenced to
howl and groan and cheer the noise
could not have "been greater.
It looked as If .the entire convention
had suddenly lo*t its reason and the
tumult excited 'the greatest tension.
An Indian sun dance was mild com-
pared with it. As one man jumped
upon a cha.ir another man pulled him
by the coait tails and brought him
down, burt the men were so excited and
blind from the intense nervous tensSon
•that they really did not know how they
got up or down, or that they were liv-
ing: at all, for that matter.
BUT THE READING WENT ON.
During this wonderful and exciting
,tumult Mr. Thompson and Mr. Walker,
both as pale as death from the cen-
tention o-f conservatism within them,
proceeded with the reading of their <re-
CpecUve calls, but not a soul heard
them. Finally Mr. Walker gave out
before he had flndi^hed and dropped be-
hind Mr. Thompson with torrents of
preppiration, caused by the excitement,
running down his face.
The very last wonl of Mr. Thomp-
sons call was partially heard during a
oeasa'tion of the din, but it was only
for a moment, and the contending" fac-
tions broke out In a wild, frenzy again
that lasted for a minute. Men who
are conservative in every day life stood
on seats with Uheir eyes bulged out and
mouths open, yelling like steam en-
Finally the tall form of Colonel
IMooro, the fig^tln^ ex-mayor of Enid,
ruShed across the hall. Hds black
curls werp waving like the mane of an
enraged Hon, anil his attitude had such
a business appearance that a giant
would not have the nerve to cross his
"I move," siid he, with a vo ice of
thunder, "that Mr. H-ensley of El Reno
be made temporary Chairman of this
"I second the motion," said Charles
Hunter of Enid, with a loud yell, from
the top of the c.hair. Mr. Thompson
put ayes and noes on the question, and
there was not a man living could tell
how the vote stood except from the in-
dications of the situation before the
convention took place. Both sides
yelled either aye of no, not as individ-
uals or delegations or conventions
Would shout It, but as two great armies
In battle would shout and shriek and
"Mr. Hensley Is elected chairman of
this convention,* said Mr. Thompson,
"will he come to the cha.ir?"
SINGI.K STATEHOOD ON* TOP
Advantage Taken of the 1'itrl lamont ury
Point* In iho Adjournment.
Oklahoma City, O. T., Jan. 0.—Late
Jnsl night the many champions of
single statehood held a caucus and de-
cided that the adjournment of the state-
hood convention- ij«s evening was ille-
gal and unparliamentary. Their par-
liamentary advisers told th^m that a
convention presided over by a tempo-
rary organIzatlo-n could not adjourn
sine die, particularly while one of its
committeees was out. There was only
one committee apointed by the conven-
tion and that was on credentials. The
contention was adjourned before this
committee had time to report.
On the strength of this advice the sin-
gle statehood delegates will assemble j
to morrow morning at 9 o'clock, organ-
ize as a convention, and then hear the
report of the credentials committee. [
They will then pass a resolution favor- j
4ng single statehood. As many of the!
opposition delegates have gone home '
Ignorant of the plans of the single'
statehood men, the latter can reconvene
the convention and do what they please, 1
with practicably no opposition.
STATi: IIISTO HH'AL SOCIETY
Twenty Mnlh \n:ip! Meeting Will !>o
llt'iil in 1 opekii, J.inunry 9 1.
Topeka, Kan., Jan. I'—(Special.)—Th*
/t/wentleth annual meeting of the Kansas
fltate Historical society will be held in
the hall of the house of representatives
at Topeka on Tuesday evening, Jan. 21,
for Lhe election of one third of the board
6t directors, and the transaction of pucfr ;
^ther business as may come before tluS .
Holton. K in.. Jan. —At his home on
ih«> outskirts t .«,vn last night. Ed.
Welch v> i lied t i ii >r by men,
as yet unk -wn. :• . d. blindfolded
and the m ■ mi .1 : t'm.n; accorded
film. At':--: iring \ it valuable#
possessed. th.-\ rhr- \ Welch to the
ground !• i n m of them h-dd
him securely, i • cut ofV his left
hand with ;i ;<s-
elgrne 1 f. \i it. rage,
Of th<1 uns
THEY HAVE COLD
LjsSl.iie^delivqred .by alia!
Country Banks Want a Plaoe to
Deposit Thoir Gold.
HANKS SEND IN BIDS FC
(Tlio (iold Itescrvo I-'jiIIh llrlow l-'ifIy-lOij^ltI
Million*- Depletion is Expccteri to
Continuo hh an Every Day
New York, Jan. '—It Is learned from
a number of prominent banks in this
city that they have been requested
often in the pa sit few days to open gold
accounts. These requests have come
from customer.-, including some banks
in the interior. The banks, however,
have invariably responded in the nega-
tive to such requests, citing the fact
that they would not be justified by tho
clearing house agr.M merit, in opening
gold accounts. The result has been
that banks with large vault rooms hava
reolved a good deal of gold in the
last few days, which they are now
merely holding, as safe deposit agents
for the account of country banks. Some
of this gold has come from points west
of Chicago, and bankers say that If tho
amoaints so held could be announced it
would be a genuine surprise to the
Most of this is goldthat has not been
in the treasury vault for many months.
DUTY AS PATRIOTS.
Omaha, Jan.'.'.—Most of the national
banks of rhis city hav« received tele-
grams from New York, asking, if Pres-
ident Cleveland s.iouM make a call to
replenish the gold reserve, whether
they would consider it a patriotic duty
,to take bonds on a 3 per cent basis.
One of tli-1 otilcials of the Merchants
National bank of Omaha stated that
the bank would probably take some 3
iper cent 'bon is if 'hey could be secured
at par, but add d that no one could
speak authoritatively on the subject
until the directors have parsed on the
situation. A number of banks in the
state have sent in liberal bids for bonds
and it looks as if the proposition was
:favored gem rally bhr< ughout Nebras-
ka by the bankers.
Washington, Jan. —The treasury
itoday lost $43,000 In gold bars, which
leaves the true amount of the reserve
$57,862,204. Notlhlng is known at the
treasury department so far as can be
learned, of any concerted movement by
bankers to protect the reserve by mak-
ing gold deposits, and up to the hour
of closing, the statement published yes-
terday that IZmmerman and Forshay
bullion <J ilera of New York, had de-
posited $300,000, had not been verified
by Assltamt Treasurer Jordan. In
fact, the only considerable deposit dur-
ing the last several weeks was made
yesterday by the Mercantile National
bank, which exchanged $500,000 in gold
for currency. Ro far as can be learn-
ed, the situation shows no sign of Im-
provement. and no surprise would be
felt here if heavy shipments of gold
should be made on each of the fast-go-
ing European steamers for some time
The treasury deficit for the present
fiscal year today reached $20,03f ,430.
committee oels i ntt hi ctions.
( olorado ItclnriiH
Washington, Jan. o— Wol< o-tt of Colora-
do, who has been ab.-i : t n Europe for
some months, was pi . in the senate
today and .took the • res -itbed oath.
Butler of North Carolina offered two
amendments to the r • <-o!nage substi-
tute for the house bond bill. The first
prohibits th e.'-alo of intpp -t l e,iring bonda
without the « \j.r. >■ >: 1.1 of congress
The second maKoto it mandatory upon tho
secretary ot the treasury to redeem
greenbacks and treasury notes in silver
so long- as the mark i r .■ of I1212 grains
of rtlver is 1< wi i thai that of 29% grains
of gol i.
At 12:60 the mate a ljourned until to-
rn on-row, without tak'; action on it.
Immdiately after adjournment the He-
publlcan senators w. ! Into caucus on tho
tariff bill. The g. . ral impression was
that /the only method open to the Repub-
llcans was to pa>s the i il as it came from
the house and that such would be the ac-
tion of the caucus.
Tho feature of the senatorial caucus
was a diecuiBton of the a lvisabllity of
amending the house tariff bill by adding
a free coinage amendment to it in the
aonate. This discussion was confine^
largely to the fre< coinage wing of tl.e
The result of the meeting was the adop«
tlom of Senator Quay's resolution, intro-
duced y£.''rrdny. exj.rryslng the sense of
the caucus 11 he 1 mmit-
teo should report t.he bill as it came from
the house wi'h a few
which will net alter
measure in any esse;
was no roll call upoi
a few disser.it In?? voices.
OPEN TO AMENDMENT.
There was no formal effort to bind thq
moaning of tha
t < ature. There
. but there were
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
A Pure Qrape Cream uf Tartur Powder.
senators to suj poi i
should come ' fore :
left open to iimendni
of ithe pro 1 • " i
vlsab'.llty i f att :ni
of support v.; < in i' i
the question came up.
a quest'on :• • to wl.
cans would !o In <•;• •
merit should Ijc offrrc
In the ria.te.
Senator Mil.'-hell of (
to respond to this
thait lie shoi ' 1 oln
the effort ' s- — n:.
free col: .. ,'D > 11 u:
•I 11 when It
ue, an 1 it wat
at that stage
s while the ad-
ore a pledge
sh i r amend-
. the tariff bill
)n was the first
Iver force* in
i> i of the
'el' use bond
, a: ion
tlon ii« WfciitM
Latest U. S. Gov't Report
aTv-.■*«* r:;jTT- x rCT>r rtcrTTinncann rerravn
from participating in any effort that
might be made to amend the tariff bill
by addling- a free coinage provision.
SILVEa-1, FROM ANY SOURCE
Senator Teller announced his intention
to vct«e for a sliver smondment If offered
from any source, without announcing any
purpose of presenting such an amend-
ment himself. He talked very earnestly
on the subject, saying that he ha 1. when
tbe McKlnley bill was before congreas in
1890, foregone the opportunity to amend
that measure with e free coinage provis-
ion, on tho representation that tho bill
with such an amendment would be ve-
toed, only to be told afterwards by the
frien<ls of tthat bill lhait the Sherman sil-
ver bill was passed as the only hop.' of
defeating free coinage. He declared that
ho would not again be placed in that pre-
Brief speeches were also made on this
feature of the question by Senators l)u
Holfie, Mantle, Shoupe and others.
There was a sufficiently general expres-
sion of opinion among the silver senators
to show that there were not to exceed a
half dozen who would hold out against
unanimous agreement to refrain from vo-
ting for a silver amendment, and this
showing was such as to lead the antl-
silver men In tho caucus to conclude that
!f whose who had expressed themselves
against the oolicv of amendment could be
Induced to voie against these amend-
ments, regardless of the lotion of the-lr
colleague's, t'hey could defeat a silver
amendment when offered.
SDNATQR BAKER'S STAXD.
Sena/tor Baker announced himself as
friendly to the proposition to coin the
Amor*can silver product, and maid that h«
would offer an amendment to this eff(M?t
to both llhe bond and the tariff hills. Mr.
Baker also reiterated his declaration of
yesterday to disregard the lnstructions o-f
the caucus ami vote against the bill unlesa
amended on protected lines.
Emperor William's Attitude To-
ward E ngland Weli Planned.
G EIT BRITAIN NOT TO BM CAUGHT
Hum Ordered War b ps to l'r«>p*re t< Sail
-•(■criiiuu l:uiprior i.ad Planned to
I'llnd u Foicn at l>< I ig< a
Hay « Assist Itoers
ms i« hava
it xt seized
i I for war,
(1 ben sent
• nd <' i tham
London, Eng., Jan
the political crisis h
stead of dimilinishin.t
Emperor William t
ain in the matter of the J
dition into the Tratn vaal s
been deliberate and long .
planned. Tin Ti an vaal
would appear, is only a j
upon by the empMor* in - de- to
the field as an active oppon nt to
Britain,s poliicy of agran 1 zement in
Aifrloa, and her little misunderstanding
with King Prcmpeh of Asbantl, togeth-
er with her support < f n ily's warfare
agalnet Abyssinia, ar. beli \> d to have*
been irritating features wi:ieh finally
induced hi he majecrty to sh >v his hand.
Dispatches from Berlin announce that
Empero.r William had an Important con-
ference tills morning with Dr. Kays r,
chief of the German colonial office, and
further dtopaitches have I n exchang-
ed between Brelin and I'r. : , ia
(ireat Britain is evid( nil
not to be caught unp. < pa
The rejiort that orders hi
to Portsmouth, Davi nporl
for the immediate commie-
flying iuadron of warships was con-
firmed this afternoon and caused a pro-
found sensation in all circles. The
squadron was ordered to be ready for
sea Tuesday next. In addition Ad-
miral Sir Frederic George I.)enham Bed-
fond. in command at Cape . f Good Hope
and the west African station, has been
ordered to proceed t > Delagoa Bay on
board his flagship, a first-class steel
curlser, and is now on his way there,
accompanied witih another cruiser, with
all possible speed.
The Germain emperor, it appears, held
planned to land a force of Germans at
Deilagoa Bay in order to assist the Boers
against the British and only desisted
from dojypg so when he learned of Jame
son's defeat and capture. This, it Is
claimed, is proof that his message to
President Kruger, congratulating him
upon his victory over the Brltlah and
his majesty's reported announcement
to I >r, Leyd*, seen tary f the state of
Trasvaai, that Germany refused to r<u
gnlze any suzerainty over Transvaal,
were well weighed moves and the result
of a prearranged policy. Admiral Bed-
ford has also been Instru 'ted to report
Immediately to the admiralty what ad- ]
dltlonial steps are necessary to re-in-
force his squadron and they will be sent I
him as promptly as possible. Besides '
these preparations ti: greatest activity I
Is displayed at all dock yards making
re-ady for a call for the commissioning '
cf more ships as soon as needed and I
naval reserve lists are being prepared
In readiness for an emerg ncy.
The military author it! s no longer at-
tempt -to conceal the fact that they are j
actively pr paring for the possibility of ;
war and among the volunteers and ml- '
lit la there Is a strong fe ling In favor of 1
enrollment for active service and on all !
sides great enthu- i--m is ili.iplayed.
Without desiring to be In any way sen- j
satlon-al it can be safely said that the
war spirit is hovering >v« r the British
empire and people of all classes are
eagerly supporting the attitude of the I
government In resisting the attitude of I
Germany towards Great Brlta.in.
Count von HatzffIdt-Wildenherg, the'
German amba^sad. • to Great Britain, 1
had a conference v h th Marquis f
Salisbury this afternoon.
ror me-colonics m ni Mr lit-rcuies u* u-
lnsom, dated yesterday and just made
public says that the Ultlanders of Jo-
hannesburg have surrendered uncon-
ditionally and given up their arms to
the representatives of President Kruger
In addition the latter Intimated an in-
tention of handing over Jameson and
other prisoners captured by the Boers
to th<i British high commissioner on
tht- borders of Natal, Robinson says:
"You may. therefore, be satisfied that
the crisis is over and all danger of fur-
ther hostilities ended."
A die pa tch i ?el\ d from < Jape Town
this evening dated Jan. 7, says that
it Is report ted at Pretoria that the Trans-
vaal government demands the banish-
ment of Cecil Rhodes, ex-premier of
Cape Colony, and Dr. Jameson from
Africa, and an enormous fine is demand
ed from the British Chartered company
A third disjKitch from Govt rnor Rob-
iln«nm to Mr. Chamberlain, dated Pre-
toria, Jan. 7, communicates t message
from the imperial agent nt Rhodesia.
"I had been absent from Beuehana-
land f nearly a fortnight prior to Dr.
J\imesons move. I arlrved at Mafe-
klng on Sunday, December 20. and
heard then, after the telegraph lines
had been closed, ti at his force was
going to leave that night, and the wire
was cut that night. The first n.c.^age
wlhleh came through on Monday, De-
crenVber 30, was y ir m • directing
me to send after Dr. Jameson to tell
'Mm and his force to return.
"About one-fifth only of the force
which yielded started fi >m Mafeklng
or Capo Colony; four-fifths started
from Caimp Pitsanl In the British South
Aflrlea company's territory. No por-
tion of the forces started from Bech-
4,Dr. Jameson left me an officer and
two men at Mefeking a.nd eighty-six
men at Pitsanl. He appears to have
taken all the available men. There
are now ten police in the whole Bou-
ohuanaland, four of whom are doing
customs duty. The country is prac-
tically without police and there are no
magistrates in the British Chartered
company's new territory. I have no
reason to believe that any local officials
in IienxSha una land had any knowledge
of the raid. The magi.-traJe who was
in the British Ob i :• r. 1 company's
territory accompanied the forces."
COVRNTRY NOT KILLED.
Governor ltobi.n.-on also telegraphed
' John Coventry,
I of Coventry and
Ulcers, who was
1 from wounds re-
al! ve and
ii ! >rp, dated
; ii ivounds in-
s of the Mel ford
ly cl n. The cor-
- a. c-isp in which
!let p- n-'trated the
id the man 1s stlM
that Captain Oharl
second son if the ca
one of Dr. Jroth-son'
repirted to have d
celved in flg'hting ;
recovering from hi*
A dispatch to t
company from K
January ■*. piys t
fllctf 1 by tin bull
rifles are rem irk aid;
reapon lent in dan ■
a Mel ford rifle bull
brain of a man
NTAKVINii Oi l IN Till; s.NOW
Dcspcraie rilgliI of a liansan Family, Now
In ii . I mi.
Atchison, Kan., Jan. \—A letter wa?
received in Atchison today saying thai
the family of Frank McCain, formerly
a merchant here, was snowbound and
starving in the mountains fifteen miles
from Wln'throp. Washington. The let-
ter was written by the oldest son, who
by great effort got through the snow
drifts to Wln'throp. McCain had he-
come insane and the family had !>een
living on bacon for some time. Ther*
are seven children In the family.
< asi; of ma.iok ak.hks
Appeal Will In* I iikon at (luce to I lie I'liitec
Mutes Supreme < ourt.
Washnig'ton, Jan. ft—The war depart-
ment will take no action for the pres-
ent in reference to the decision of tlhe
court of appeals sustaining Gcnera'J
Sohofleld in the arrest of Major Armes,
a retired officer. Judge Advocate Gen-
eral Lleher says the action of the civil
authorities in executing the judgment
of the court of a pp a Is will be awaited
Armes' case will be appealed immedi-
ately to the United States supreme
Or. Price's Cream Baking Powcer
Alost Perfect Made
&nd the Best
"In tho Fall "f '0:!, my son,
li. 1 . ltorziK, had a lume carbun-
<lo on liis nock, llio doctor
lanced it, but gave liim no per-
It was again reje
noon that Janv son
by the judge at 1 *i •
dfepatch dated Jan
ipr>n n arrow ly escaj
market plac ■ b>
wat sav ! be the
A^dis-pati'h t •.
i d 1 eic this after-
had been sentenced I
orla t . be shot. A
si, says that Jamo-
•d being shot In the
• e ■: a ry ,,f state
was then resorted to, and the re-
sult was all we could liavo wished
for. The carbuncle healed uuick-
ly. and liis health is now i>mect."
—II. S. Hor/.iK, Chaniplaiu, \a. [
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