The Edmond Enterprise (Edmond, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 23, 1908 Page: 1 of 12
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THE OFFICIAL CmT PAPER FOR THE CITY OF EDMOND, OKLAHOMA. '
The Edmond Enterprise
Published Every Thursday In The Interests Of Edmond And Vicinity.
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1908
the big cash sale
still going on.
Now is your
time to buy.
You get full
value for your
President Gompers, Secretary
Morrison and John Mitchel
Must Face the Court.
As a practical working of those
who seek "government by injunc-
tion," we have a fair example in
a case now before the country in
which President Gompers, Secre-
tary Morrison and John Mitchell,
of the American Federation of
Labor, arc cited for contempt for
keeping a boycott open.
The following dispatch from
Washington gives the particulars
of the case, and the attitude of the
Washington, July 22.—In the
Buck Stove and Range company
case, Justice Sanderson of the dis-
trict supreme court summoned
Samuel Gompers, president of the
American Federation of Labor;
Secretary Frank Morrison of that
organization, and John Mitchell of
the executive council, and former
president of the United Mine
Workers of America, to appear in
court on September 8 next, to
show cause why they should not
be punished for contempt of the
court's injunctive order.
The citation is based on a peti-
tion of the Buck Stove and Range
Co., of St. Louis, which alleges
that an order issued by Justice
Gould, forbidding a national boy-
cott by the American Federation
of Labor, has been violated by
the public utterances and ad-
dresses of the three labor leaders
named. It also is stated that Mr.
Gompers caused to be published
in the Federationist, the official
organ of the federation, a certain
article reflecting on the court's de-
cision, and in alleged open de-
fiance printing the name of the
Buck Stove and Range company
in tlie "We Don't Patronieze" list.
Gompers is quoted as saying to
several newspaper men:
"So far as I am concerned, I
wish to state this: When it comes
to a choice between surendering
my rights as a free American cit-
izen or violating the injunction of
the court, I do not hestitate to
say that I shall exercise my rights
as between the two."
Other utterances are quoted in
which it is alleged Gompers and
Morrison, in furtherance of an al-
leged plan to nullify the court's
order, have been published editor-
ially and otherwise, offensive to
the court's decision, including the
name of the Buck Range and
Stove company, it is claimed, were
made for the jnirpose of keeping
alive the boycott as it existed be-
fore the order of the court and
were so framed as to affect the
sale of the company's products.
John Mitchell, at a meeting of
the United Mine Workers last
January, put to a vote a resolu-
tion imposing a fine of $5 on any
member of that organization who
purchased a stove or range of that
company's make. The resolution
also provided for the expulsion of
a member in default of payment of
Strayed or Stolen.
Shepherd pup, with long red
hair. About one year old. Finder
please notify O. C. Farris, phone
Registration Books Will Close
Next Saturday Night. Full
The registration books for the
coming elections will close Satur-
day night, July 25th, and it is the
duty of ever/ democrat to be prop-
erly registered if he wants to vote
in the primary August 4th, or at
the general election in November.
In some of the wards the regis-
tration is not nearly complete, and
should be attended to at once, as
only two days remain. Following
is the list of registration officers
for the various wards:
First ward—A. E. Ham.
Second ward—J. L. Robinson.
Third ward—Colonel Moose.
Fourth ward—Jas. DeRoche.
All persons desiring to register
in the First ward of Edmond
should see A. E. Ham at the Ham
implement store on West First
H. Murray and family of Iowa
are in Edmond prospecting and
expect to locate here.
Mrs. Ray Wood and children
and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Smith are
visiting relatives in the northern
part of the state.
Senator R. A. Billups of Cordell
was the guest of 1'rof. Wood last
Saturday evening and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. I). L. Miller have
moved to the Rahmann property,
corner of Broadway and Fifth
Mrs. Ash, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Sheidler of this city, left
last Monday for her home in Aus-
Mrs. Canady has sold her farm
southwest of town to Mr. Fradler
Mrs. L. G. McGaha and children
arrived last Tuesday night from
Wisconsin. Mr. McGaha has been
here the past few weeks and has
purchased an interest in the Red
Get It At
HIATT'S DRUG STORE
Where Purity is Paramount.
There is much work for the city
to do in clearing weeds and brush
from the streets. This work
should not be delayed.
Farmer Dan Smith Shot Down by
Deputy Sheriff Lucas, who
was also Wounded-
Dan Smith, a farmer living a mile
and a half west of Choctaw City was
shot and instantly killed Wednesday
evening aboutjslx o'clock by Deputy
Sheriff Lucas who had a warrant for
Smith's arrest. Mr. Lucas was also
shot in the knee by Smith and will
probably loose his leg The deputy
sheriff had been given a warrant for
Smith's arrest because of some trouble
reported to have been caused by a
family quarrel. Smith refused to
come out of his hiding place and sur-
render when commanded to do so and
the killing followed a gun fight In which
the officer was first shot through the
F lou r
$1.25 Per Sack
City Fathers Put Things Through
With a Rush Friday
At the regular sesion of the city
council held last Friday night, ail
members were present except
Hinge, who is sick, and a disposi-
tion was manifest to push the
work through in rapid fire fash-
ion. A curfew ordinance was in-
troduced and passed to iVs second
and third readings by a suspen-
sion of the rules, and adopted. An
ordinance making the regular tax
levy was also passed. Both of
these ordinances are printed in
this issue of The Enterprise, and
citizens should read them.
It was decided to allow Mr.
Bailey to retain the buildings on
the lots purchased for the location
of the waterworks plant, thus
making the purchase price for
this site $1,200.
There was much discussion
about the weeds and rubbish in
Ihe streets, alleys and vacant
lots, but no definite action was
Surprised Their Flocks.
Last Sunday Rev. Grant of the
Methodist church and Rev. Ward-
ner of the Presbyterian church
treated their flocks to a little sur-
prise by exchanging pulpits with-
out the knowledge of any of the
members. Just before the hour
for service these ministers left
their respective churches, and
without any warning to any of the
members, took their places in each
other's pulpits and announced the
order of service. Both of these
reverends state that the surprise
upon the faces in the audience was
something wonderful to behold.
The spirit of fraternity displayed
by these ministers is indeed com-
TRIM THE TREES; BURN THE
BRUSH; CLEAN THE ALLEYS; CUT
THE WEEDS; MOW THE LAWNS;
HAVE SOME CIVIC PRIDE.
REGISTER NOW. THE BOOKS
CLOSE SATURDAY, JULY 25th. IF
YOU DON'T, YOU CANNOT VOTE.
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Gould, C. W. The Edmond Enterprise (Edmond, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 46, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 23, 1908, newspaper, July 23, 1908; Edmond, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc140620/m1/1/: accessed February 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.