Edmond Enterprise and Oklahoma County News. (Edmond, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 98, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 15, 1904 Page: 1 of 8
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DECEMBER 15, 1904
By A Disbanded Volunteer.
Don't fish for trout In mud holes.
Courage travels with cheerfulness.
Don't preach piety and practice vice.
Lies generally dress better that the
Cats are gre^t loafers at this time
Don't think you are the only pebble
on the beach.
Don't plant thorns and expect to
A sour stomach Is a great trial to
Your imaginary evils stay with you
longer than teal ones.
There can be no genuine culture that
does not make for a purer life.
When you have won a great name
you are the last one to realize it.
Don't stop to moralize about good
deeds on Christmas, but do them.
Don't think you can deceive God
because it is so easy to fool men.
If you have the milk of human kind-
ness in your heart don't let it get sour.
Some people have no business with
religion and never have religion in their
Some people think they are saved
when they are in fact on the verge of
The morning after Thanksgiving I
was sorry 1 attended the dance.—Miss
A man who loves dollar more then
his wife and children is unfit to be a
husband or father.
Don't believe the money in your
pocket can buy brains or common
sense for your head.
In Oklahoma there is one thing you
can alwas depend on; that is a sudden
change of the weather.
Sometimes you are sure you know
a certain thing and afterwards discover
tnat you knew nothing of the kind.
The loud talk about what Uncle Sam
is to do to the trusts sounds fine, but
"Actions speak louoer than Words."
Some people ate so much rich food
on Thanksgiving that they will have
nothing but dyspepsia for Christmas.
1 would hangup mystockit.g Christ-
mas Eve if 1 was sure some good man
would put his foot in it.—Susie Ann
About now the little ones begin to
dream of Santa Claus. Bless their
dear little hearts, may all their good
dreams come true.
When you meet people who seem
to want to make vou feel that you are
a nobody how you wish you could show
him a thing or two.
Sometimes we say our great need is
to gain more strength when what we
really need is to give more exercise to
the strength we now have.
The snow storms here this winter
seem to be of the breakfast food vari-
ety, so thin they don't amount to much.
Guess they came from Battle Creek.
Never try to scrape up an acquaint-
ance with a bull dog without a formal
introduction from its master ? If you
do you had better be well armed and
have several rods the start.
If Mr. Smith does not get home at
more seasonable hours I shall lock him
out some cold night and shall be too
sleepy to hear him try to kick in the
door.—Mrs. Gooseberry Smith.
When eggs are three dozen for a
quarter my hens lay bushels of them
but when eggs are selling at twenty-five
cents a dozen my hens stand round
and visit and don't lay an egg.—Solon
Every, person hopes to reach heaven
at last but the majority are in no hurry
to leave the earth for the heavenly
home. Most people are like the good
old minister who said he "wanted to
stay on earth as long as he could as
there are plenty of good men in heaven
This sounds like a big story but It is
all true. On the first Sunday in De-^
cember it Rained in Pawpaw It was
real water too and no fooling; the first
we had seen for a month of Sundays
more or less, The cattle and horses
held a praise meeting and wife and 1
actually washed our hands and faces.—
Miss Calliope Strauss tried to make
fun of me because I kissed one of my
school mates. Well, I don't care what
Miss Strauss says, I love that little girl
and she loves me, and she is the sweet-
est little girl in Pawpaw and 1 am
going to try and coax mamma to let
my little sweetheart come and live with
us and be my little sister and then
when we both get growed up we can
get married and move way off to
Chandler and we'll be folks like papa
and mamma.—Johnny Pepperpod.
Col. Crimsonbeak spoke at the Paw-
paw literary club Saturday night and,
to Illustrate a point told this story:
"An Irishman fastened his nanny goat
in the chicken coop one night. From
darknese to daylight some time the
goat pulled out and chewed up the tail
feathers of every rooser in that coop.
The next morning when biddy milked
the goat she got two quarts of cock-
tails." The Colonel said the Irishman
invited in a lot of his neighbors to help
drink the milk and it made them all
drunk for a week. The story is an old
one but it pleased the Pawpew people
so much that he won out in the debate.
Dr. Woodrow Wilson, president of
Princeton University, says It Isn't
Americanism to know my job better
than you know yours, but to help you
with my knowledge to make you know
your job better. We have plenty of
men who are skilled and selfish. What
we need are men who are skilled and
patriotic. Any man can be a reformer.
It is easy enough to get into this chronic
state of finding fault with existing con-
ditions, but is quite another thing to
put forth an applicable remedy. If you
wan't to make the reformer understand
this ask him to frame a bill, and after
he has worked at it night after night
he will be likely to tell you that he
knows just exactly what he wants, but
he'll be likely to tell you that he knows
just exactly what he wants, but he'll be
hanged if he knows how to expres It.
I consider that it is nothing less than
immoral for a man to advocate pulling
a structure down when he cannot tell
you what to put up in the place of what
he has or would destroy.
The next time I eat mince pie like I
did on Thanksgiving you'll know it.
That night I dreamed of my great
grandmother. I don't remember how
she looked when alive but she looked
awful in my dream. She had long
white hair and she had left her teeth at
home, and she had the awfullest grin
you ever seen and ner dress was cut
off at her knees and she came riding
right through the roof on a broomstick
and she Ift right by my bed and mad*
a noise that sounded w-e-i-z-z I w i z! 1
whi-z z-e umpton! and It made me
wide awake and she had a big basket
full of mlnce pie and tried to feed it to
me with a spoon and I got so awful
sick I yelled for mamma and she came
in a hurry and rubbed my stomach and
head and said it was a rugular mlnce
pie dream. I am thankful that mamma
won't have mlnce pie for Cnristmas.
She scrubbed all the goose grease off
of me and I am grateful for that too.
My mamma is the best friend I've got,
but papa is all right when he ain't cross
about something, and Miss Strause is
pretty good too. but little Dora is the
best girl I know and she is my sweet-
heart; but you musn't tell anybody coz
Dora and I are keeping it kinder secret
till we get btg. She is seven and I'm
A Logan county commissioner says
all the wheat in that country has suf-
fered from drouth.
Cordell Herald-Sentinel: Hereafter
when we make any more election bets
we are going to studiously avoid church
deacons. We wagered a hat on the
result of the last election, and won and
yet we are compelled to wear our sum-
mer cap. No more deacons. How-
ever this does not apply to laymen.
An exchange contains the following
pertinent paragraph: This is a topsy
turvy world. One man is struggling
for justice and another Is fleeing from
it. One man is saving to build a home
and another is trying to sell his "for
less than cost." One man Is spend-
ing a'l the money he can make in
taking agirl to an entertainment and
sending her flowers In the hope of
eventually making her his wife, while
his neighbor is spending his gold
to get a divorce. One man escapes
all the diseases man is heir to and
gets killed on the railway. Another
goes everywhere without being hurt
and dies with whooping cougn. Such
Joe Miller of the 101 ranch is mak-
ing preparations to give the national
editors the most novel entertainment
they ever enjoyed when they visit the
ranch next June. He has now two
1100-pound buffaloes from the Good
Night Ranch of Texas on full feed and
will have over two thousand pounds of
buffalo meat to serve the guests. Only
newspaper editors will be privileged to
eat at the banquet, and as Joe says,
" They must make good as belonging
to the profession." Four more buffa-
loes will be used for the Indians, but
will not be groomed to the fancy style
as those prepared for the editors' feast.
There will be 5000 Indians at the big
hunt, as all the Indians in the south-
west through to Mexico will be invited.
Because his mother slapped him.
Willie Kay, a 12-year-old boy, li\ing
on 28th street, burned their home to
the ground Friday afternoon. Now,
that is all right as far as it goes, for it
is only to be supposed that if a boy is
punished for a misdemeanor he has a
right to any fiendish "comeback" that
may enter his head. But that is not
all. Willie seems to be inclined to
carry a joke too far. Last spring he
shot his uncle's mules while out hunt-
ing near Choctow City, shot them just
for fun, and It would seem to one who
has closely foliov/ed his record that he
is full of just such damnable tricks as
After the fire Friday,he was re-
ported as trying to get a gun to kill his
mother, and at the police station In the
afternoon he informed the officers that
there was one man In this town he was
going to kill if he get a chance.
Instances of this kind make a man
think seriously of old Col Robert G.
Ingersoll's remarks, against the perpet-
uation of the criminal species.—
Pawnee Bill, the circus man who
has a ranch near the city of Pawnee
stocked with Buffalo is receiving quite
a little comment these days from the
fact that he is going to furnish several
hotels In the United States and Cana-
da with Buffalo meat for Christmas
Miss Mattle Dill, has sued Dr. J.
L Short for breech of prjmise and
$5,000 damages, claiming that under
promise of marriage they had had Im
propar relations from the 14th of last
lanuary until the 19th of November.
The parties are among Oklahoma Citys
•■best known" people the dispatch
The Lee Hotel at Oklahoma City Is
closed to the public because O. B.
Stanton, the proprietor, was unable to
pay a debt of $15,000 which has been
found against the house The claims
against the hostlery range from $5 to
$1,500. There is an attempt being
made to reopen the establishment by
a stock company of Oklahoma City
In an address at Chandler Frank Dl-
mond gave the cotton value, with Its
by products for Lincoln county for
1903, as $2,139,000, while Sumner
the banner wheat county of Kansas,
produced $2,200,000 and Page county
Iowa, banner corn county, $2,100,000.
And Lincoln does not claim to be the
banner cotton county of Oklahoma
Governor Ferguson, Tuesday, award-
ed the prize of $500 for the arrest and
conviction of Thomas Curtis and W.
M. Yoder. to Sheriff M. A. O'Brien,
of Oklahoma county. Curtis and Yo-
der were sentenced to life imprison-
ment in the penitentiary for the murder
of a man named Eick, whose body
was found in a river in Oklahoma
county. The murder was committed
about three years ago, and besides
Sheriff O'Brien, his two deputies, Na-
than Neeley and Sam Bartell, claimed
the reward oi $500 which the territory
has offered. The contest came before
Governor Ferguson some time ago. but
was not decided, the claimants being
asked to make their statements in
writing. They came in Tuesday and
the two deputies decided to step out of
the way, leaving Sheriff O'Brien the
only claimant to the reward, which will
be paid him.—State Capital.
Tuesday morning, this vicinity and
the whole territory, for that matter,
was visited by another light snow
storm. About 8 o'clock the wind,
which hae been blowing from the east,
turned to the north and at once began
to snow. About two inches fell and
that amount alone will help the wheat
which is in the ground to a great ex-
rent. The snow which fell a week ago
dampened the ground to the extent of
three inches, according to some of our
farmer friends. In some of the coun-
ties north of Oklahoma county, farmers
who did not have their-wheat planted,
have started sowing. The two snows,
together with the fall In the price of
cotton, will have the effect of a more
diversified farming. The farmer who
depends upon one crop all the time is
almost certain to lose once In a while.
Wheat, cotton, corn, Kaffir corn, etc.,
all grow here, and the farmer who had
two or three of these crops the past
season will be the one to pull
through the best.
The Ed Filson murder case went to
the jury Saturday night. At 4 o'clock
Tuesday morning a verdict of acqultal
was returned. Court was convened at
that hour. The evidence In the case
was purely circumstantial. On the
morning of November 13. 1903, Effle
Fisher was sitting before a window in
the house of which she was an Inmate
talking to another woman, when two
dhots were fired from a shot gun
through the window, both charges tak-
ing effect in her neck and face, result-
ing in almost instant death. Filson
was arrested at his boarding house a
short time afterward, but denied all
knowledge of the shooting, Ed Filson
is a brother of "Goldle" Filson who
was killed here one night about two
years ago during the progress of a
prize fight. A racket was started and
In less than a minute 100 shots were
fired. When the smoke cleared away
It was found that Filson had been shot
dead. He had just returned from the
penitentiary that day. having served a
year for stealing some horses In Cana-
Governor Ferguson Tuesday, issued
the following citizenship pardons to
Oklahoma prisoners In the penitentiary
at Lansing, Kansas. The pardons give
each prisoner ten days less sentence:
J. B. Smith, serving two years for
Mathew McCloskey, serving 12 years
for manslaughter in the first degree in
George Van Crolin, serving two years
for burglary, second degree, In Kay
Fred Devaney, serving one year for
forgery, in Kay county.
Frank Scott, serving one year for
forgery, second degree, In Kay county.
Frank Mooley, serving two years
for larceny of domestic animals in
Fred Keller, serving two years for
burglary in the second degree In Kay
C. B. Calhoun, serving five years
for attempt to shoot In Injury, in Paw-
Mike Taylor serving one year for
larceny in Oklahoma county.
Ralph Rector, serving five years for
assault to rape in Woods county.
Lee Truett, serving two years for
larceny of domestic animals in Greer
This is a story told by the Seminole
Capiial: At a recent meeting at Guth-
rie of a large number of Indian Terri-
tory and Oklahoma editors, one of the
"pencil pushers" from the Indian Ter-
ritory appeared at the supper table at
the Royal, where were seated quite a
number of ' nind moulders,' and during
the running conversation at table, re-
marked : "Gentlemen, this is the first
time 1 have been out of the Indian
Territory for fourteen months. During
that time I have drunk nothing stronger
that Adam's ale, tea or coffee. After
the meeting adjourned this afternoon, I
thought I would take a little touch of
'high life' in Guthrie. In order to bring
about the desired effect. I have for
the past five hours, been taking, in
rapid succession, one after another,
'gin fiz,' 'cock-tails,' 'straights,' and
•high-balls.' As you can readily see,
they all have not in the slightest degree
affected my equilibrium. 1 would like
to ask, 'What is the matter with the
Guthrie whiskey?' " The query was
answered by one of the brethren from
Oklahoma, who said, "They took you
for an Indian, and you have been drink-
ing Indian 'fire-water'all the afternoon,
which never intoxicates, no matter how
much you drink."
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