Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 293, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 16, 1909 Page: 1 of 8
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ENID DAILY EAGLE.
VOL. IX, NO. 1.
KMII) l>AII,Y KAGI.l., THlllSRW, NKFTKMISElt Id, 100(1
PRICE FIVE CENT*
YEAHS OF AGE
Young Metropolis Has Bro-
ken All Records
50,000 MARK EXPECTED SOON
CITY'S FCTl'RE CONSIDERED BY
ALL VKKV E JUT.
(>11 ScpU'mhcr 10,
Clierokee Si rip
Open and tin
a Great Cit
, the Rich
Enid is sixteen y )ld today.
On September l(j 3, at high
noon, the Cherokee , a fertile
and rich tract of lai ig between
Old Oklahoma on tlu i and Kan-
sas on the north, and stretching from
Beaver county on the west to the
Osage country on the east, was
thrown open to settlement. The rush
for Enid, county seat of O courfty,
was mainly from the south, thou-
sands having congregated along the
line just this side of Hennessey.
United States troops guarded all en-
trances to the strip until the hour
of opening, when there was a grand
rush for farms and lots. That night
some fifteen thousand people slept
in Enid, in .tents or in the open air.
There were no buildings yet erected
except those used for government
The development of Enid and the
Cherokee strip, of which this city is
the metropolis, would outrival the
most romantic story of a land's
growth yet told. While at first the
true character of the country was
unknown yet in a few years all were
convinced that one of the richest ag-
ricultural sections of the nation had
been opened. Land values began to
rise. Today many claims which were
worth two hundred or three hundred
dollars v* the end of the first year
are worth from $1.0,000 to $15,000.
Those who staid on their original
homesteads have almost without ex-
ception grown wealthy.
.Enid has developed faster than
any other city in the great south-
west ever did in so short a time, six-
teen years. This growth has been
in part due to the character of the
population which came to the strip,
most of them being from the north
and east. From the first day the
city grew rapidly, and it has never
once showed a tendency to go back-
ward. Of course,* the greater part
of those who came at the opening
looking for lots wandered on, but the
number who came to make their
homes here rapidly multiplied.
Today Enid has approximately
twenty thousand population. It is
growing faster than at any time in
its history and the outlook is bright-
er. Nearly all who live here expect
the city to have fifty thousand in-
habitants in a few years, probably
in five or six. The city is growing
ho rapidly that little attention has
been paid to interesting historic
events related to its early develop-
ment. Some day before long the
story of Enid and the Cherokee strip
will be told in detail and it will be
an interesting one.
THE PAN -AMERIGAN
Humor of Flan for All-Hail Com-
munication Between Canal
Zone and United States.
City of Mexico, Sept. 10.—David
E. Thompson, United States ambas-
sador to Mexico, today secured con-
trol of the Pan-American railway, a
line extending from San Geronimo on
(he Tehuantepec National railway to
Mariscal, a town on the Mexican
Ambassador Thompson did not
make public the purchase price, but
said that he would have the con-
trolling interest in the property, hav-
ing secured by purchase $9,000,000
worth of the stock.
The line, which is 2 14 miles in
length, was formerly owned by Los
Angeles and St. Louis capitalists, D.
P. Doak being president of the road
and J. M. Neeland of Los Angeles
Ambassador Thompson, the new
owner, is a practical railroad man
and declares that the little line he
has purchased today is of great start-
egic value, in that it is the only
feasible route for entrance into Cen-
tral America. The road will be
greatly improved and Mr. Thompson
I will personally look after the prop-
I erty as soon as he retires from the
It is said in railway circles here
that the road will some day be a
part of the greater Pan-American
line which will afford an all-rail
communication betw6en the canal
zone and the principal regions of the
SO ROCK ISLAND FOR
MAIL L0S1 AT DOVER
President William Howard TWFft
b\lli\<;i:i: stops tin: long
LEASES ,\\ll GRAZING
Guthrie, Sept. 10.—United States
District Attorney John Embry yes-
terday filed suit on behalf of the fed-
eral government for $0000 damages
against the Rock Island railroad
company in Oklahoma.
The suit is the outgrowth of. a
wreck of a passenger and mail train
at Dover, Ok., about three years ago.
It will be recalled that a train of
several cars, including one carrying
United States mail, plunged through
a bridge spanning the Cimarron
None of the cars was recovered.
The bottom of the river at that.point
is quicksand and all of the cars soon
covered with water and mud. It is
claimed by the government that the
mail car carried $0000 of registered
mail and it sues the railroad for that
That wreck and everything con-
nected with it borders on the un-
usual. It is one of the few railroad
wrecks where the cars were surren-
dered to the quicksand and the suit
following as a sequence is said to be
a rarity in legal procedure.
Washington, Sept. 10.—Regula-
tions of the department of interior
governing the leases of Osage Indian
allotments were today amended by
Secretary IJallinger so as to provide
that surplus lands will not be leased
for any purpose for a longer period
than one year at a time. No person,
firm or corporation will be permit-
ted to lease for grazing purpose*
more than live thousand acres, and
lessees will not be permitted to sub-
lease or assign holdings without tho
consent of the lesse of lessor in writ-
ing, same to be approved by the sec-
retary of the interior.
FIRE DEPARTMENT PHOTOS
TAKEN FOR ADVERTISING
From the top of the seventy-flve
foot ladder was viewed the rolling
prairies of Garlield county, and the
flag planted at the North Pole ty
either Dr. Cook or Commander Peary
was seen waving, as members of the
Enid Are department perched them-
selves upon the aerial truck and
posed before a camera yesterday af-
The People's Really company is
soon to publish a souvenir booklet
containing photographic likenesses
ol' office buildings, city properties,
residences, and other views which
would Indicate the rapid progress be-
ing made by the capital of Garfield
county. On thi3 account, the mem-
bers of the fire department made
themselves ornamental for a couple
of hours Wednesday afternoon, driv-
ing out the engine and the three-ton
truck, which incidentally mired it-
self in the soft clay in front of the
building and required the united
strength of both teams and all hands
to release it from the mud, while
plates were made of these valuable
and beautiful machines.
FEDERAL .COURT CASES
In the United States circuit court
have been assigned the following
Friday, September 17.
No. 308. U. S. vs. Harvey, et al.
Suit on bond.
No. 108. U. S. vs. Kelley, Civil.
No. 112. U. S. vs. Dick, et al.
No. 120. U. S. vs. Hunter, et al.
U. S. vs. Conville. Civil.
U. S. vs. Watkins, et al.
U. S. vs. Belle Mard.
Saturday, September 1H.
No. 24 0. A. T. & S. F. Ry. vs.
No. 3.'t0. A. T. & S. F. Uy. vs.
City of Shawnee. Equity.
Monday, September 120.
No. 103. Cook vs. Pawhuska.
(On application for temporary in-
No. 258. U. 8. vs. Norris Watkins.
Former Slide Official "Short."
Kansas City, Sept. 10.—In one
month alone $1,300 of the money
collected by the Kansas grain inspec-
tion department was not accounted
for in the reports made to the audi-
tor, according to statements made by
A. I). Crotts, former chief clerk, dur-
ing his cross-examination today.
Crotts is the principal witness of the
state against John W. Radford, for-
mer chief grain inspector, who is
charged with irregularities in hand-
ling the funds of the state.
STATE INfUSTRIAL SCHOOL
OPENED AT CHICKASHA
Chickasha, Ok.. Sept. 10.—The
girls' state industrial school was op-
ened here with a fairly large enroll-
ment. The women's clubs of the
city attended in a body. . A great
many visitors were present.
The institution has had a rather
precarious career to date but no fur-
ther handicap is anticipated. The
recent legislature provided for its
establishment but failed to make any
appropriation for maintenance. The
business men of Chickasha, who had
worked hard in presenting Chick-
asha's claims for the site before the
legislature, were willing to finance
the school for the first year, but re-
fused to consider supporting the in-
stitution for two years, when it was
learned definitely that Gov. Haskell
did not intend calling a special ses-
sion of the legislature.
The merchants finally agreed to
get behind the proposition. The land
was donated and the school's pros-
pects are now glowing.
FRISCO WRbCK RESULTS
IN 1 DEAD, 2 INJURED
Tulsa, Ok., Sept. 10.—One man
is dead and two others are seriously
injured as the result of freight wreck
on the St. Louis & San Francisco
railroad near Rice, seven miles east
of "here Wednesday afternoon. The
name of the dead man has not been
learned. The Injured are J. T. Sal-
mons, a carpenter of East St. Louis,
who has a crushed arm, and Frank
Benton, a glassblower of Evansville,
Ind., who has a crushed leg and a
compound fracture of the thigh.
Several cars arc torn to splinters
and about a hundred feet of track
is torn up. delaying traffic. The
overturning of a furnitute car of a
west bound train caused the rest of
the train to go into the ditch.
The body of the dead man has not
been recovered, but it can be seen
beneath a lumber car where a relief
crew is working. There may be
others dead. The injured men were
beating their way on the train. They
were taken to the Tulsa hospital.
home, church and society.
They are taught the three-fold
nature of the individual—physical,
intellectual and spiritual, therefore
instructions are given (gratis) in
music, art, ethics, bible, physical
culture, and sewing. Poems and lit-
erary gems are also taught, memoriz-
ing bible passages receive special at-
An enrollment fee of io cents is
charged. Those eligible to member-
ship are little girls of tho Christian
Biblo School between the ages of six
and twelve years. About fifty are
Grounds for Proceedings are
Fast Giving Way
name of this society is "Busy
The motto is
The flower is 'Red Clover."
The colors are Blue and White.
The place of meeting -Christian
The time—Saturdays at 2 o'clock
El POSTAL CLERKS
STURGIS TO ASSIST HELSELL
n\s st coirt original
! .n RISDICTION IN CASE?
It Nut, (lie Application. Must. Re
Made to .Indue Cullsinn In the
Absence of Judge (Jarbcr,
N«>r At Guthrie.
\t a Meeting Ib id Las
Ruller W as Elected
to State Convention.
President laft started from Huston yesterday on a journey across
the continent. He will travel more than ten thousand miles before re-
turning to the capital.
KILLED BY AN AUTO
Former Chicago Packer's W ife I
in France as the Result of
Machine Turning Over.
Chicago. Sept. 10. — Mrs. Nelson
Morris, widow of the Chicago pac k-
er, died today at Saints Bleu, a small
town near Paris, as the result of in-
juries received in an automobile ac-
cident, according to word received
here by relatives. No details of the
accident were received except that
the machine in which Mrs. Morris
was riding was overturned.
Changed Ills Lodging House.
Yelling in drunken rage and pound
ing upon his door with more veng-
ance and feeling than was considered
necessary by slumbering guests, a
party who had signed himself as T.
S. Stanton from San Francisco at
the Loewen hotel the first of the
week, was arrested by an officer and
allowed to continue his ravings in
the city jail. Stanton plead guilty
this morning and paid his fine of
.ll'IKJE COTTERAL HOLDS CRIM-
INAL LAW' ROES NOT AP-
TLY TO TIIIS < 'ASF.
A far reaching decision was rend-
ered this morning by Judge Cotteral
in the matter of the Cnited States
versus Leonard Eagle, a farmer liv-
ing in Payne county, Oklahoma, in
favor of the defendant.
It seems that Eagle had see ti red
a lease from Alice Echo Hawk, who
is a member of the Pawnee tribe, to
rent an allotment of land during
the year 1906 given to her by the
government. The plaintiff claimed
that permission was given to clear
twenty acres, which he proceeded to
do, cutting down certain walnut and
oak trees, which were converted in-
to fence posts. It was claimed that
this act was in violation of the in-
tent of the lease and also unlawful
according to government statute.
Testimony was heard yesterday,
and this morning Judge Cotteral or-
dered the jury to render a verdict in
favor of the defendant, contending
that the criminal law did not apply
in this particular case, because an
allotment is the private property of
an Indian and not government land.
On account of the numerous matters
of this nature arising in the federal
courts, the dicision of Judge Cot-
teral will excite considerable inter-
est. Mr. Eagle was represented by
Attorney John Devereux of Guthrie.
Had the verdict been in favor of the
plaintiff, the penalty of the offense
would have been a fine of five hun-
dred dollars or imprisonment for six
gram. The proceeds realized from
the ball will be used in purchasing
winter turn-out suits, which are
needed by the department. The pub-
ilc is cordially invited to visit the
building on this occasion, and prac-
tice work by the men will be given
during the evening. The horses will
be used also. Tickets to dance are
now on sale, and it is hoped that
the boys will be repaid for their
work and plans in making this Lene-
flt a success.
THE SURGEON'S KNIFE
Rochester, Minn., Sept. 1(5.—Al-
though the night was one of anxiety
at the bedside of Gov. Johnson here,
morning reports indicate his condi-
tion much more hopeful. In the
early hours this morning the gover-
nor was in a precarious condition,
but at noon lie was much improved.
LUCILE COOK WAS A
DELEGATE AT SEVEN
A meeting of the twenty postal
clerks who have headquarters In this
city was held last night lo prepare
for attendance at the state conven-
tion of postal clerks which will be
held in Oklahoma City October fifth.
The convention will take up topics
of special interest to its members
and also consider ways of bettering
the service. Au endeavor is to be
made at the state meeting to get co-
operation with the business men of
Oklahoma in the matter of handling
the mails and securing the service
Indications today pointed strongly
o a different outcome from the pro-
i« : e:l injunction suit against the city
o stop tin* people from adopting the
ommlssion form of government than
| those who started it hail expected. It.
is t lie opinion of several of the best
lawyers in this city, and the opinion
is coincided in by City Attorney Ilel-
sell, that the supreme court of Okla-
homa has no original jurisdiction in
injunction cases, if this be correct
Hopley, Huckner, et al. would have
no more standing in Guthrie than
they have at home and might as well
Injunction cases come under the
Jurisdiction of the district court.
When the district judge is out of his
district, as at present, the county
judge has jurisdiction. Judge Culli-
son plainly has Jurisdiction in the
present case, but as it was not be-
lieved that the applicants would
make any headway at home, where
all the facts are known, an effort
was made to take the matter away
which the Lusiness houses of the wno
state desire. Each local association | from home and thus tie up the elec
has been authorized to invite onejtion.
business man to accompany Its dole-1 It is also insisted by good lawyers
gation to the state meeting. F. J.
Butler, postal clerk between Enid
and Waurika, was elected delegate
and a motion passed unanimously ex-
tending an Invitation to W. TI. Harri-
son to bo the guest of the postal
clerks of Enid at the state conven-
tion. It will be impossible for all of
the twenty clerks to get off at one
time to attend the Oklahoma City
meeting but as many will go as pos-
The large number of railroads
which center here and the conse-
quent number of trains through the
city each day has made the handling
of the postal business quite a factor
in Enid. Abouf twenty-five thousand
dollars is paid out annually by Uncle
Sam through the Enid office to men
residing here who are employed in
the mail service on trains running
out of the city. The number is in-
creasing each year
of Enid that it would be impossible
to get an injunction against the elec-
tion anyway, that a court cannot en-
join a proceeding. If there are de-
fects in the proceedings the court
process must come after thP election
II. J. Sturgis has been employed
to assist Attorney Helsell fight the
case If' the Injunction is asked.
A GENERAL INVITATION TO
HIGH SCHOOL RECEPTION
LITTLE GAINED Of STATE
fM NEW INCOME TAX
e Daughter of Rev. Randolph
Cook the Youngest Dclcgatv
Ever Sent to a State
FIRE LADDIES TO GIVE
BENEFIT BALL SOON
The fire laddies are to give a
benefit dance in the council cham-
bers on the second floor of the Muni-
cipal building Thursday evening.
September 30. The Mariager orches-
tra insures a delightful musical pro-
* * * * * * 4- «
* fonlght and Friday generally *
* fair. *
* * *r *********** * * *
Last week little Miss Lucile Cook
age seven, in company with her par-
ents attended the Christian church
State Convention at Chickasha, and
as a delegate, in a clear and distinct
tone, read a five minutes report of
the "Busy Bees" —the little girl's
culture society of the Christian
church of Enid, of which she is a
She captured the convention, and
received much praise for the pleas-
ing manner in which the report was
read, and now enjoys the distinction
'of .being the youngest delegate ever
J sent to ti state convention in Okla-
homa or any other state.
I The motion was made and accept-
ed. unanimously, recommending the
organization of a little girl's culture
society in every church in Oklahoma.
The Enid society was organized this
year by Mrs. R. W. Johnson of this
city who is superintendent. She,
with Mrs. p. J. Uoulding and other
.capable instructors meet the society
j once a week, and for three hours
teach things that are intended to
help mould the characters of these
i little girls so when they become wo-
! men they may be more useful In the
Guthrie, Ok.. Sept. lti.—Disre-
garding the fact that the law assess-
inx a tax on all incomes in excess
of $3500 per annum has been on the
statute hooks of Oklahoma since
May L'fi, 190(1, a large number of tax
assessors this year failed to make a
list of this kind of taxpayers. The
assessors are required under the law
to inquire of each person assessed
as fo whether his Income for the
year ending June .'IOth preceding the
time the assessment was taken ex-
ceeded $.'5500 and if so the amount
of this excess. If the taxpayer an-
swers in the affirmative he shall be
furnished a blank by the assessor
upon which he shall state under oath
the amount of his excess income and
this blank shall be forwarded by
the assessor direct to the state aud-
The state airdior has as yet failed
to hear from a large proportion of
the assessors oil this proposition and
the natural assumption is that a
number of them at least have neg-
lected their plain duty under the law.
Of course a great many of the as-
sessors would find no one in their
district with an Income large enough
to be subject to this tax, but the
fact that with two or three excep-
tions no income tax returns have
been made from cities of 10,000 pop-
ulation and over where at least a
few persons subject to this lax would
be found shows that some of the as-
sessors have been Ignoring the law.
Mr. and Mrs. William Realty of
Little River, Kansas, who had been
visiting with relatives in the south-
ern part of the state, were in Enid
yesterday as guests of A. O. Fuller.
To the reception, which will be
given at the lltgh school building to-
morrow evening, are invited each
and every teacher and instructor,
and the patrons and patronesses of
the public schools of Enid.
This statement was given out this
morning by City Superintendent
Thos. W. Butcher, who further said
that it was the wish of the toard of
education, which is giving the affair,
lo make a general invitation and in-
clude the parents of the children and
their friends. An orchestra has been
employed for the evening, and the
musical program includes several
vocal numbers. Refreshments are to
BANKERS TAKE POSITION
AGAINST POSTAL SAVINGS
Chicago, Sept. 1G.—The Postal
Savings bank question came before
the meeting of the saving bank sec-
tion of the American Rankers associ-
ation convention here today. The
postal savings bank committee's re-
port was adverse to endorsement of
the proposition and speeches depre-
cating the entrance of the govern-
ment into the banking business were
SYRIAN HELD AT PITTSBUR6
Pittsburg. Kas., Sept. 16.— Sen!
Williams, a Syrian, was arrested
here today on suspicion of knowing
something of the murder of Mrs.
Nellie Luke, in this city August
thirty-first. Authorities are keeping
Williams in close confinement, and
permit no one to see him. Williams
maintains his innocence. He is out
on parole from Lansing prison,
where he was sent for grand larceny.
George B. Mel lot t. United States
commissioner, and Hough Pitzer, an
Indian agent, both from Pawhuska,
have been In Enid the past few dayt*
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