Enid Daily Eagle. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 144, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 13, 1909 Page: 3 of 8
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(First published in Enid
March 3, 1909. 3w)
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE
BANK OF ENID
As made to the Satte Bank Commissioner at Close of Business February
Loans and Discounts $58\,691.54
Government Bonds to Secure Enid National Circulation . .
Furniture and Fixtures
Government Bonds 150,000.00
Premium Government Bonds 6.449.42
l> e from United States 150.00
Warrants, Garfield County, Enid School and
Enid City 70,699.60
Cash and due from Banks 326,154.75
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
To John W. Porter:
You are hereby notified that you
have been sued in an action in the
district court of Garfield county,
State of Oklahoma, wherein Marillia
S. Porter in plaintiff and you are the
defendant, and that you must ans-
wer the petition filed by the plaintiff
therein on or before the 16th day
of April, 1909, or said petition will
be taken as true and judgment ol
divorce in favor of the plaintiff
against you will be rendered ac-
J. M. FILLEBROWX.
Clerk of the District Court.
Roberts & Curran, Attorneys for
INCREASE IX DEPOSITS SINCE LAST STATEMENT, NOV. 27,
1908, NOT INCLUDING GOVERNMENT DEPOSITS, 1M81.H00.80.
Capital Stock $100,000.00
Circulation, Enid National Bank 100,000.00
Surplus * • • 15,000.00
Interest, Exchange and Profits 7,370.77
Goevrnment Deposit 45,000.00
We, O J. Fleming, President, Frank H. Letson, Cashier, do solemnly'
.swear that the above statement is true.
O. J. FLEMING, President.
FRANK H. LETSON, Cashier.
Subscribed in my presence and sworn to before me this 9th day of
February, 1909. ELVA POLSLEY, Notary Public.
My commission expires January 15, 1912.
(First published in the Enid Eagle,
State of Oklahoma, Garfield County,
sb.: In the County Court.
In the matter of the Estate and
Guardianship of Maggie Asher. Min-
Notice is hereby given that on
March 5, 1909, May Asher the duly
appointed, qualified and acting
guardian of Maggie Asher, Minor,
filed in the County Court of Garfield
County. Oklahoma her petition pray-
iug an order of court authorizing
her to mortgage the interest of said
ward in the S E 1-4 Sec 7, Township
20 N R 6 W. I. M. Garfield County
for debts now due for which said
estate may be sold.
And by order of said County
Court, Tuesday the 16th day of
March 1909, at the hour of 2
o'clock p. m. has been set for the
hearing of said petition at which
time all persona interested in said
estate are ordered to appear and
show cause if any. why said petition
should not be granted and an order
made accordingly. Said hearing
will be at the County Court room in
the City of Enid, Garfield County,
Oklahoma, at the time stated.
Dated this 5th day of March,
SCOTT & OTJEN,
Attorneys for Guardian.
THE ALAMO TRAGEDY!
BLOODY MASSACRE OCCURRED
JUST 73 YEARS AGO.
Story of Slaughter of American# by
Mexicans in Which Three Men
Met Death and Fame—Bravery
Austin, Tex.—Seventy-three years
ago three of the most heroic figures
in American history wrote their names
on their country's scroll of fame in
letters that time will never fade.
March 6, 1S36, was enacted tbo final
scene in the tragedy of Alamo, in
which David Crockett, Willia!n Travis
and Jaines Bowie, with their handful
of devoted and fearless followers,
yielded up their lives. There were less
than 1100 of these daring spirits within
the walls of the ancient mission in
San Antonio> Tex., and they were op-
posed by an army of more than 6,000
Mexicans, under command of Geu.
The Alamo is now little more than
READING ROOM OF NEW OCEAN LINER
MAN IS LIGHTNING PAINTER.
He Makes a Landscape In OH in Two
or Three Minutes.
Passenyers on the new ocean steamship "George Washington." named In
honor of the first president of tho United States, the latest addition of the
North German Lloyd fleet, could easily Imagine they were In some sump-
tuously furnished colonial homestead instead of on the boundless deep, as thts
i new transatlantic liner la to be decorated and furnished in a style which re-
a splendid ruin in Bais Antonio. Every ca||# 0ur 0wn colonial type. The vessel will offer many Innovations to ocean
one of the heroes of the Alamo was ; travelers. It will make Its first trip sailing from New York July 1.
an American frontiersman. I
On February 22 Santa ^\nna crossed
the Rio Grande at the head of an army
for the purpose of putting down the
revolt that threatened to sever Texas
from Mexico. This invasion of Texas |
stirred up all the fighting blood in tho i
gallant spirits. Gen. Sam Houston, \
commander-in-chief, thought best to j
retire across the Colorado river and |
await reinforcements. Col. William j
Travis did not agree with him and,'
with the regular garrison, took refuge
in the old Spanish mission and deter-
mined to make a last stand against
the Mexicans. Col. James Bowie, fa
mous as a duelist and as the maker of
the Bowie knife, agreed with his
plans. David Crockett joined them al-
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Policeman McCormlck Solves Problem
of Handling Case—Free Gentry
by Putting Them to Work
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PuBISHED AT ENID, OKLAHOMA
Burlington. N. J.—All hail Police-
man Joseph McCormlck! The feats
of Horatius, who kept the bridge and
. .. , . . other heroes of ancient history are
The three intrepid commanders had compared to the bravo deed
l.orwlf.il n( mnn nr\A nnlv nno 1
ho accomplished and, to think of it,
What did Officer McCormlck do to
earn all this praise? Why, he tackled
a mere handful of men and only one
small cannon. Against this company
came the great Mexican army. Tho
doors of the makeshift fortress were
barricade* and when on the last day tho , bl6m' slnKllanded and
of February a messenger came from
now tramps tramping through Jersoy
are heard singing "Gee, Hut This Is a
„ , . . .. ,, Lonesome Town" as they steer away
The Mexican army Burrounded tho old fj.om th(j c)ty of BurlIngton.
Santa Anna demanding surrender he
was sent back with words of defiance.
stone building and a big gun was
wheeled into position and opened fire.
Crockett was asleep when a cannon
The town lias been worried by
tramps for the past few months. They
lodging house con-
ball announced that the opening of 11 ' " 7
ducted by the city, obtain a hearty
meal, a good bed and then, with a
the last fight had commenced. Col.
Bowie was bedfast from a wound, but
Travis was in active command.
Crockett sprang from his bunk and
saw in a minute that the gun was
within rifle range. Crockett was a
dead shot and he picked off five Mexi-
can gunners with rifles loaded and
handed to him as fast as the Mexicans
attempted to use their cannon. Finally
they were actually driven back by
Crockett's accurate aim.
courteous "Thank you,
place next morning.
Many were caught "ringing"—that
is, trying to return the same evening
and work the stunt all over again.
Then McCormlck took affairs in hand.
Seeing the matter required careful
thought he asked for a two-weeks' va-
cation, that he might not be disturbed
in righting a municipal wrong.
... , The chief of police was aghast when
Then the Mexicans let Ultngs settle; McCormlck made hls req,lest> as
down to a state or siege. For five days tti,seiice WOuld deplete the force and
it continued, and then Santa Anna de- ,J1(, ot)1(T policemen In tho town would
cided to try to carry the place by as-: have do(]ble ro, duty to do b|Jt
sault. The storming parlies were held Rranted the reqnoBt
at bay by the Texan riflemen on three,
sides, but a column under command of 1 . . ,
„ ' A ... .. . . .. 1 job, a smile of satisfaction spread
Gen. Castrillon attacked the weak 1
north wall and made a breach.
Then came the most desperate hand-
to-hand fight of which history makes
record. The Mexicans were beaten
back again and again, but each time , .
, * , 4. ' , „ mnAn Never in all their tramp lives had
they renewed the attack they made | ol1
better headway. The outer wall was
over his countenance. Tho
problem was solved.
Tramps who applied for lodging
and supper were surprised at the kind
way in which they wore received.
carried and the Texanb retired within
the church. It was butchery then and
no slaughter house was ever more com-
pletely blood-soaked. Still they fought
on with clubbed guns.
Crockett was still on his feet and
they been escorted to the supper table
with such grace.
Then came a cot. and then Lreakfast
in the morning.
Immediately after their morning re-
past they were conducted to the City's
dirtiest streets, given a broom and
with him a band of five or six. He had <'ld wfcP- 0n" wh" bellod was
nothing left but the barrel of his rifle m«dtatolr «lw>n ten days In the city
and with this he laid about him. Gen. The rest decided that discretion
Castrillon wanted to spare the lives of ■ 'e better part of valor,
the remaining Texans and besought Tho tale spread, hvery tramp in
his commanding general to do so. | the state soon heard of the methods
Crockett heard Santa Anna's refusal of Burlington, in treating tho tramp
and, dropping his gun barrel and \ problem.
clutching his knife, he tried to break j Needless to say the town Is free
through the fighting cordon that sur j'rom tramps for tho first time In
rounded him and reach the Mexican j many years.
general, but fell, riddled with bullets.
Meantime Col. Howie, who lay 011 his WINNER GETS DIVORCE.
bed in another room without being |
able to take a hand in the fight, as- Land Office Must Decide If She Quit
sumed command of the wounded In Mate Illegally.
this hospital room, and ordered them
to sell their lives as dearly as pos- j Platte, S. I).—The officials of the
sible. federal land office must decide whether
The doorway to this hospital room Mary A. Melser, who won No. 1 in the
was scarcely more than a single per- great Tripp county land drawing last
son could get through at a time. Lying fall, has traded off her husband for
on his bed Bowie used his pistol and her *40,000 prize, or whether her for-
several other pistols that were loaded tune has come to relieve her at a time
and handed to him, for ho was as great when she was about to be left without
a shot with the pistol as Crockett was support.
with the rifle. Every shot killed a Mrs. Melser was granted a divorce
Mexican. Santa Anna saw he was sac- here upon the grounds of desertion,
riflcing a man as fast as Bowie could It was while on a visit to her parents
pull a trigger, and he resorted to a in Lyman county that Mrs. Melser
most horrible expedient. The cannon learned of her good fortune. At the
that tho Texans had used in their de- time it was wondered whether, as a
fense was led up so that its muzzle married woman, she would bo entitled
was right at the door of the little to file on tho land since she had not
hospital room and a load of grapeshot obtained a divorce.
and cannister turned loose that de-| But «he asserted that she had not
stroyed every living thing in that nved with Melser since June, 1907;
room. Even after this cannon shot was (hat sho had given him up, and that
fired Bowie leaped from his bed and B^e had supported herself since the
plunged his knife into a Mexican, and reparation, and the dlvorco was
both fell dead togother. granted. Accordingly sho will file on
History records that four persona her claim when the time comes. Un-
escaped this massacre, and they were questionably other winners, coming
all non-combatants. One was Mrs. after her, will raise the novel question
Dickinson, wife of one of the Texan of- 0f whether the divorce was not ob-
flcers, and her daughter, Emily; the tained for the purpose of allowing her
other two were negro servants. Miss t0 cialm her prize.
Emily was an infant at the time. Aft jn any event, the proposals of inar-
erwards she was known as the child riage, which were stopped at the time
of "The Alamo." j gj,e waB announced the winner by tho
— I statement that she was married, are
The people with the most cheek certain to begin deluging the young
don't do the most blushing.—Phila-, woman, who, as shown by her pictures,
delphia Record. j Is still youthful and fair to look upon.
Hamburg, Pa. Every town has Its
genius, born with some intellectual
faculties, gifted in a special way.
Hamburg's 1h William Bodenborn, who
has lived here ever since ISSO. though
he was born in Annvllle, Pa.
When he went to school he cared
very little for books; but every min-
ute that he could dodge tho study of
history, grammar, or arithmetic he
would take a pencil and draw pictures,
always, however, with some fear that
tho teacher would detect him. which
he occasionally did, when Bodenborn
squared matters by drawing a special
picture for the teacher-
His great skill was first brought to
the eye of the public at lebanon
when William Showers was hanged
for murder. Bodenborn was still
school boy. and he drew a picture of
the schoolhousc where Showers was
caught, which sketch was used later
as evidence in the trial, and also for
Illustrations by many papers through
out the state.
Mr. Bodenborn took a special course
under John R. Kessel, a famous artist
and critic at the Academy of the Fine
Arts of Philadelphia, and since then
has devoted his time mainly to oil
and landscape painting and Biblical
fresco work. While thus engaged Mr.
Bodenborn developed a manner of
making oil paintings, which ho calls
the one-to-three-minute method. He
sits in front of his easel with tho
palette and the oil colors in one hand,
and the brushes in the other, and
with a dozen strokes this way, as
many another, and a few touches at
the corners, the novel little oil paint-
ing is done. Most of them uru made
In one and one half minutes each.
DEVOTE LIVES TO TWO LEPERS.
Parents Spend Fortune Hiding Dis-
ease of Sons and Nursing Them.
Galevston, Tex.—A pitiful case of
parental devotion and self-sacrifice has
been brought to light by tho discovery
of two cases of leprosy In this city.
The victims are brothers, one 31 years
of age and the other 1®, und they are
sons of Mr. and Mrs. James Younger,
who for nearly twelve years have kept
the secret of their sons' affliction from
the public and have practically kept
them prisoners in their home.
Twelve years ago the family was
comfortably well to do, when the eld-
est son contracted the loathsome dis-
ease and became a prisoner in the
home. The parents cared for him and
sacredly guarded their aecreL Five
years ago the other son was stricken.
Both are declared to be beyond cure.
The expense of caring for the two
lepers waii a constant drain upon the
resources of the family, and their last
pleco of property, the homestead, is
about to be sold for taxes. With the
discovery of the lepers by the authori-
ties the aged parents, realizing their
hopeless fight, Are willing to have
them sent to an institution for treat-
DOG GOES ALONE 600 MILES
Travels from Kentucky to Arkansas
and Swims Two Rivers.
lexington, Ky.—In a letter re-
ceived by a member of the
National Fox Hunters' association
Judge A. Floyd Huff of Hot Springs.
Ark., reiKJrts the return of his famous
foxhound Heminole, which was lost
during the division field trial at the
annual meeting of the association at
Crab Orchard Springs, Ky., last No-
Judge Huff reports that the bound
reached his home near Hot Springs
bleeding from all four feet and almost
starved to death from the long trip.
In making the trip from Kentucky to
Arkansas the hound was forced to
swim the Mississippi and Arkansas
rivers and to cover a distance of over
Gen. R. B. Williams, a noted fox
hunter, said that this was undoubtedly
the record trip for a hound, although
he had known frequent cases where
they returned to their homes from a
distance of 200 miles.
Criticism of Ragtime F end.
When some people play ragtime,
one wonders how the piano stands tho
PEPPERCORN RENT IS PAID.
Woman Gives $675 and Clears Cloud
from Title to Land.
New York -Failure on the part of
lessees to pay to Trinity Episcopal
church, at Newark, N. J.. one pepper
corn a year as rental for three lots
at South Eleventh and Orange streets
cost Anna T. N'evison of this city
$675. She paid the money in order
to clear the title of the cloud that
overhung It because of the failure of
others to pay tho peppercorn to the
The property originally was leased
in the latter part of tin* eighteenth
century for a In.up sum and one pep-
percorn a year The lease was as
good as a transfer of property, as it
ran for ninety-nine years, with the
privilege of renewals. When the prop-
erty was leased the church was un-
able, nuiler the law. to sell it out-
The lease past.ed into the posses-
sion of Miss NYvlson, and she sold
it to Theophile Weil cf Brooklyn.
When he tried to obtain a loan on it
the trust company refused to ad
vance money 011 the ground that the
leaso has been forfeited to the church
by the lesees, who had failed to pay
the peppercorn. Thereupon he throw
the property back on Miss Nevison's
hands. She made au agreement with
the church whereby it accepted $675
in payment of the peppercorn it did
By the payment of the money Miss
Nevison cleared the title to her lease,
which virtually is the title to the
property. In future, it. is believed,
the peppercorn will be paid annually.
FISH CARRIES OWN LICENSE.
Louisiana Specimen Relieved of Docu-
ment by Hunter.
Morgan City, La.—The first Louis-
iana catfish that ever considered It
necessary to carry a fishing liceuse
arouud with him has been found, and,
incidentally, he has been relieved of
his license becnuse it was made out
in the name of another individual.
The catfish in question was taken
from the waters of Upper Grand lake,
and was so large that the fisherman
who caught him thought he had a
shark on his line until he drew the
big fellow up and saw his fiat head
and characteristic fins. After a fierce
battle with the monster he was cap-
tured and sold to Kleinpenter's fish
dock at Morgan City. There the huge
cat was being prepared for shipment,
when the fishing license was discov
ered. It was inclosed in a water-tight
tin box, and along with it was a
hunter's license, properly drawn and
signed by the parish officials. The
licenses showed that they had been
issued to people of this parish, and
bore the signature of the sheriff. They
were not damaged from being swal
lowed and carried around, und were
returned to their owners after being
taken from the fish.
The tin box containing the licenses
had been accidentally dropped over-
board ten days before it was found,
and the owners of the licenses had ob-
APPEAL TO ASTRONOMERS.
Massachusetts Men Would Supply
Vacancy Left by Government.
Cambridge, Mass.—-An appeal to
the astronomers of American to co-
operate in supplying the vacancy left
by the United States government
when it recently abandoned the work
of following the movement of newly
discovered asteroids or minor planets
has been Issued by Prot Edward C.
Pickering of the Harvard observatory
and the Rev. Joel H. Metcalf, the emi-
nent Taunton astronomer.
Prof. Pickering states that nearly
all the asteroids discovered in Ameri-
ca in recent years have been found
by the Rev. Mr. Metcalf. Prof. Pick-
ering in his statement says;
"The discovery of the asteroid
Eros of the group whose mean dis-
tance is approximately that of Jupi-
ter, and of the variation in light of
several asteroids, has given a value
to this department of astronomical re-
search which it did not uav** previous-
ly. For two or three years much use-
ful work was done by the naval ob-
servatory in following the asteroids
found by Mr. Metcalf, and it is hoped
its abandonment by the naval ob-
servatory is only temporary."
USES SUGAR TO SHORTEN LIFE.
Porto Rican Rubs Sweet Stuff Into
San Bernardino, Cal.—Manuel Mo-
rono, a Porto Rican, is in jail awaiting
trial for the alleged theft of diamonds.
He is attempting slow suicide by rub-
bing sugar into his eyes. The prisoner
was examined by Health Officer
Strong the other day, who discovered
the sugar stuffed in between the eye-
lids and eyeballs.
When Moreno confessed that he had
resorted to sugar as a means of end
lng his life, he explained that on his
native island the custom prevails
among those who desire to shorten
their existence and that it invariably
The idea is a new one here and the
authorities state tbat the only result
so far as they can ascertain would be
to destroy the man's sight.
Ohioan Makes a "Bully" Ride.
Piqua, O.—Dr. G. C. Throckmorton,
aged 65 years, the other day beat the
military ride of President Roosevelt
of 96 miles, military gait, when lie
rode three horses iu relays from Sid-
ney through Piqua to Troy, 20 miles
and return, three times, 120 miles iu
all, In II hours and 45 minutes.
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