El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 10, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 27, 1899 Page: 4 of 8
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EL RENO DEMOCRAT.
T. F. HENSLBY. EDITOR.
At Home Again
The editor returned homo thin morn-
ing just as the form* were made ready
for [ires*, after a journey of nearly ten
thousand miles through the western
state* and the Dominion of Canada with
H party of about 400 editors. The trip
practically began atChicagoand ended
t Chicago. This point being selected
as the place of rendezvous and the offi-
cial train consisting of twelve Wagoner
palace car# with baggage and din ng
cars attached was made up here. The
party left Chicago just a month ago to-
day and returned here in a body and
disbanded for their several homes.
The trip from Chicago, Illinois, to
Portland, Oregon, was made over the
Union Pacific railroad and connec-
tions, and the return trip over the
Canadian Pacific, via \ nncou.t r.
British Columbia, and W innepeg,
Manitoba. It embraced climate rang-
ing in temperature from 104 degree*
In the shade along the coast of Califor-
nia to the glacier fields and snow
capped mountains of the British north-
west. Oklahoma was represented or
the entire trip by Frank Greer and
wife, of the State Capital, Guthrie.
Leslie Niblackand two sisters, Guthrie
Leader: F. T. Cook and wife, Cloud
Chief Herald; J. J Burk and wife,
Norman Transcript; Tom \V oosley and
sister, Mulhall Enterprise; .• Bill'
Boiton, of tho Woodward News, and
the editor the EL, RENO Dkmocrat.
Dan Peery, of the Globe was with the
party on the first part of the trip nt
was lost somewhere in the shuflte. the
last that was seen of him was a
Vic. tor in. Ho wa- then <> i . f._
IT WILL NOT
Cost You.- X CENT
to have your eyes examined here.—
unil if yon need glasses we will fur
ni,h them at reasonable prices. Vm—
will !«• surprised what a comfort a—
j,air of properly lltted glasses will—
be to you. Satisfaction guaranteed—
rock island avenue.
EL RENO.OKLAHOMA TER.
H. C. RISSE,
"The Jeweler and Optician.
Hamlet a Gentleman?
The London Acadtmy. in it* criticism
;„f Bernhardt* Ham., -i.' has ventured
:o express the opinion t hat while a me
piece of acting, the divine Sarah ha.
misunderstood the cnaraeter and inf-
lates that her Ham.el" was not a gen-
tleman. While in this case it seems
obviou- thHt the Academy is in the
riirht. the current numberof Literature
raises the question, "Was Hamlet a
gentleman'?1" Literature is inclined to
think not. and asks its readers for their
opinions or the subject. Phe request
should bring forth many interesting
-tudies of the character of the rneian-
cholv Dane, no roe of which will doubt-
less be well worth reading-
As an inducement to ha-ten the re-
cruitment of the ten volunteer regi-
ments. the war department is authority
for the statement that all vacancie"
which may occur among commissioned
officers will be filled from the ranks.
There are many disappointed appli-
cants for commissions who are enlisting
in the hope of obtaining a commission
in this way. Commissions are also offer-
ed to those who will recruit forty men
who can pass muster as soldiers for
ervice in thr
The letters of Capt. Alfred Dreyfus'
written to his wifedui ing his captivity,
a,,. u, be published immediately by
I[firper & Brothers.' it is -aid that
tncy furnish absolute proof, if proof
were needed, that Dreyfus is innocent.
No guilty man could possibly have writ-
ten them. Their second and greater
value is that they let us -ee deep into
the soul of a brave man. one of the
bravest men that ever lived.
Of these letters Zola writes: "They
will -tand like an imperishable monu-
ment when the works of us writers have
passed maybe into oblivion.
The time was if a criminal desired to
hide from the ortict-rs ol^ the law Okla-
1 homa was the place: Now it is the last
place a criminal should go for hiding.
More people from the MM go through
Oklahoma and Kansas than any other
-tale and some who know the criminals
are more liable to see them there than
almost any place else Oklahoma and
Kansas luive been wonderfully adver-
tised in many ways in the past year and
there will be a great rush to this coun-
try this fall from tho eastern slates
and 1 soil have ever done anything in
the -.istern states that, you are afraid
of being found out you had better move
on to some other country.- Arkansas
1 City Traveler.
Hurrah for Oklahoma.
Ten years ago last spring the south-1
ern Kar >u and northern Texas borders j
wee lined with men awaiting the
sound of a pisto. shot to start them on
a race for homes. In a few hours mil-
lions of acrcs of land were occupied by-
homesteaders and there was a claimant
to every piece of ground the govern-
ment pleased to term a town lot. In a
tA nk'.ing O ..ahocua territory became
Every man that made the run saw a
i-re it future for the new country, bjt it
- doubtful if the most hopeful dreamed
t ,- ,.!.u v-ars the territory would
nvi\rivfvjvjv#yj yj y/ynvw ' '
( u ini
a p at*
cherries. It is safe to -a. * <■
out further consultation that
Oklahoma crowd found no pa- •• ; the,
journeyings under two ii he ,
are quite willing to receive in ex*
for their Oklahoma - irrom, • : --
Commencing with next week wo
try to givo a detailed description ar. .
account of the entire trip
The meeting of the editors in thi*
city was a good financial investment.
Their entertainment did not cost the
citizens 13,000. There were fully
persons in the association. Ihey ■■ r-
here fully five days and their person
expenses were not less than a >>n.
per capita, making $l,sij ) per da> . '
grand total for the live day- of *
The money spent on them the
got back, while they left three fold
more among us. Itwasa gooo
ment aside from the adv-r
city and state will receive.
hange". it is on.> toi
re at tho opening,
ive returned, to ap-
.. d ist-coveri d Ok-
grown into a pros-
it r. corn and cotton,
J only by the acre-
the northern visitor
few hours after he
Oklahoma far.Tier had hi-
op# with good prices. He
...... and he paid his debt
un«. cflID< to the Oklahoman j*
,-, he r,o ight the many things "the
V t himself too poor to posse-*, i _Kansas t
rn was built or made larger. m
rere repaired and the buggy or
- women foik. had dreamed of \
a i ealitv. Few dared to hope j Ih
•. <r year in 1 -'but the beiii^
made the run to get land that he might
sell. The new owner is a farmer and a
producer: many of the boomers carec
little for farming or a farm home, and
those who have stayed now :ind a
chance to obtain the money they raced
for ten years ago. Having got the cash
at last, they are going to town, or
"back to her folks.
The largest t.-m in Oklahoma'* tax
levy is for pub. ■ schools. I he pc-opl-*
have gained in ten years that for wh.< h
! other states waited fifty years. hverj
town, village and district has its cnoo.
I house and tba- mcide- in most -i- «
modern buildit-g and modern methods
The government will soon be ready tr
I add one million acre- to the territory
' a- the Kiow
| been al lott
| built into
1 pected th
grazing land. Today there are squaw
(men there w 'h hundreds of acres of
corn, and the Washita valley is ;i gar-
den of wheat, corn and cotton With
the opening of new reservations and
the immigra- >n of thrifty farmers,
Oklahoma's gi "th and wealth seem qj QOliUl'S WU1U1 Ui icvn tuivi v 0
ZZJ&SZ good and fresh as canbe_bou£ht any wherein
that too much cannot bo said of Ok It
er ano an a<iv
The recent investigation of P^n*:<>n
Commissioner Evan* method <>■ < !;'«
eating pension claims, by a * , A. •
committee, has resulted in a complete
white-wash of the entire pension bu-
With the advent of Major E. J. simj>-
son to a partnership in the Supper Bell,
that gentleman's greatest virtue is
manifest in the extravagant use of
Late dispatches from Manila an-
nounce that three thousand of our -«> •
diers are §ick in nospital and between
two and three hundred sick n ouart• rs
an grazing has
for the third successiv
roan who he
• will r*
Remember that I am going out ot busi-
ness: that to do so I must make better prices
on my stock than any other dry goods house
in El Reno. I now offer to take any oi my
competitor's advertised prices, ti^ure t hem as
lZ r'^atlonToLthey advertise and discount the bill 10 pr. ct.
«t • wa. anything except jUl bills amOUntillg tO $5 I Will give a
....... « sn„„w oii intinge l have just 100 of these pictures
and will only give them 011 the above propo-
sition. The stock so far lias only been reduced
in the summer goods and there is thousands
of dollars worth of fall and winter goods as
good and fresh as can be bought any w__--
earth Please remember, you must bring tlie
advertisements that we may compare prices
and quality, otherwise we will not know that
you have read this proposition, and that you
are entitled to the picture. My lease expires
Dec. 30. '99. and the entire stock must move
by that time. If you are after the best ol it.
and think I mean business just cut the otliei
'! fellow's ad out.bring it along and see tor your-
ow, seif# The proof of the pudding is tlie tasting
' °flt' W. E. FRYBERGER.
and of rich, brown
The Wheat Train-
,, ... vi «t train \
. hich i
bv Mr s_\', Dixon, a-
nt fur Oklahoma, will
decora'-d within and
nl in trim tln-m at tht-ir own
, and the people will use their
*te in decorating them.
Uixi.ii estiniaUs that each car
[jtiire $iW SO taioj it through to
ork. -o if a citv «onds twocars it
ifver b ";n there New ^
OKiahotna .Uggeste a red and .yellow will have to ra,-e |600bWidei the d«C-
r,i an oreu,io„ l h of ratio.,- and prodyc MOb NT. •
U-- a ho. sun. a daily duatstorm and j band of twenty pieces will ^company
not a tree in sight. The man who goes the train, whose expenses will be paid
t„ Oklahoma ",nds a green, rolling out of the amount raised to carry the
iea;n with a horizon of small round train through.
Mlto or tr«M darker than Mr. Dixon desire, to take a Ion, on
• he ,, 8M The large, well-painted farm man for each car who can make a t.oo0 ;
It is estimated that the losses in TexB ,,
by the recent llood will amount to over t. «i■« w
•18,000.000. ver«es c
house? of the older stat
the place of the one-story
of the settler, and the Oklahi man i-
busy at pre«ent buildine barns and
trrariaries. One can hardly get out of
- ight of the course of a stream, alwa}-*
marked by a frirnre of timber. Corn
are taking talk or write up a good article. There .
•L" ho lie- will V two passenger coaches attached
to the't ail , a coach and an (•migrant
sleeper. It will take about a rnon'h to
make th>- trip, allowing a slop of about
three days to all principal cities.
The local nrwspat < rs of tb« counties
bout end bring to mind the I sending '-ars are expected to I''*
K.ien P. Alierton. and,..e car advertising matter in the way of a good
im.rr.y o-er e ointt repeat writ-Ip -t'a'ding their r.-|"- tivi
" - town, a, He di,tri)M,ted
Ui lB (book and the farmer along the route by the attendants of the
plowing for next season. train, at th* -arm- time giving proper
towns is the air of the Kan-an explanat-m regarding the tanm ■ ^
V dav.of 1«S7 New i- the ' sources of Oklahoma to the crowds that
'.i'evervwhere -new buildings, wil . oil- ' wherever the train stops.
lew theaters, new hotels and new rail- j
roads. The great railway companies
in the territory had CO"' V experience
in the w -'ern boom of lKi<7. and sine1
Jelly glares with covers, per doz -j.: b v< •-in wary of tfle • xt« n-iot 'r 1
" without " " " -"e the feeder, but Oklahoma has won
Mason jars, i gallon " " • -w"' them and tlM -irveyjng part;,- and th":
' ^ " " . .15c grader are In all parts of the territory, j
Tin cans, 4 " " " 4"'' The people are mostly K n -m- an i
Kxtra rubbers, per do/en. Texans, itmI it has prov— i
Kxtra tops, " " bination Eo<-rR0tl>- and bo-|o
Sealing wax. per pound -tc thrifty and goni ron", rule i at ■ g and
%.t One jar filler free with each or.l-i not suspi-
of glass jar., (ioods delivered in city characK d pi-ti _
within 15 minutes of receiving order. distinct m individuality a* the ..an-an
or Texan. Kven now there i-« a new-
class appearing. The old state farmer,
the man who has been paying rent In
v land in Oklauoma H( - not ite-i-ea--
N, 103. South Book liland Ave. Ing th- pOpUUtlOO ot th- territory \v
! his advent, but he adds to th*- wealth
SHARPE BROS. ——|for •
One car will be devoted exclusively
to the various products of Oklahoma
and will t' ve to the people an idea of
the rant,1' of possibility ol Oklahoma
of 1 i
, ed orators of the territory
invited to El Reno to mak
the flay the 'rain leave- Hon.
. i,f Kansas, has be«-n invited
lie Oklahoma people in hi
ilia' lay and make a speech,
*#id that if he recovers siif-
from the throat trouble
b he is now taking treatment,
he on hand. There will be a
uwd lu 'he city on that day.
mm all ov.-r the territory will
o -• e the beauties and riches
homa displayed on a moving
It wj 1 brlnir more people to
„„ any circus or Fourth of July
«nd there will I*) good enter
it for nil.
Extra Pale. Export, Wiener,
^ Culinbacher. ^
C. L. HOFFMAN, AGENT,
EL IRZEHSTO. O. T.
P. S - Bottle Boer for families a Specialty. Un Ktouu Am.
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