The Edmond Sun (Edmond, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 2, 1906 Page: 1 of 10
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EDMOND, OKLA. TER., WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1906.
COWARDLY OUTRAGE (THEY HAVE A SHAM BATTLE
THE SUN PIANO CONTEST
hoodlums attack company h and troop a have
EDMOND UALL PLAYERS
Outrage Takes Place on University
Campus at Norman--Reflects
Discredit on University
One of the most disgraceful
events in the history of Oklaho
Two Organizations ComeTogcther on
the Hills and Have Battle—Spend
all Night in Camp.
The members of Company
H and Troop A, cavalry band,
CANDIDATES BEGINNING TO SHOW
ma educational institutions took engaged in a mock battle,
place at Norman, last Thuisiay Friday night, the scene ot the
afternoon, when a pack of hood- engagement being tbe Doxsie
lums and renegades from the 1school section. Company H
state university, assisted by wag into two sections,
common town toughs, made a I uujer comman(J 0f Cap-
disgraceful assault on the Cen- Biake, the other officered
tral State Normal base ball team > . flastleberrv
from this city. Norman has al- by Sargeant M. LastleDeuy.
ways been jealous of the Normal iroop A was divided among
school here, for the reason our the two squads, the one undei
students have shown greater Captain Blake being known as
physioal, mental and' moral de- the ' Browns," while the other
velopment. Edmond has held was designated as the "Blues."
the base ball ohampionship for Sargeant Castleberry, with
years, took the silver cup
years, took the silver cup from hig company left the armory
Norman last year at the track - 0>cl0ek. They were
meet and is rapid y developing a lf ftn hour
foot ball team that will make toiioweu u"u
Norman look like "thirty I later byCaptain Blake and his
WRITES OF THE EARTHQUAKE
uev, virden receives letter
from sister at san jose.
cents." And this accounts for men. The Blues were disco -
that gangreen sore that has been ered about halt a mile north or
eating the flesh of the Univsrsity | the city and were . put to rout
for the past twelve months and
caused the hoodlum element in
that sohool, which seems to be
such a marked characteristic of
the university, in fact is pre-
dominant feature, to take posses-
of the field after the ball game
and assault the Edmond players.
by the Browns. The Blues
fled south and went into quar-
ters on the school section,
whore they were partially sur-
rounded by three sections of
the Browns and were driven
from camp. The Blues fled
The first man attacked was further south wnile the Browns
George Wilson, manager of the went into camp oil the Blues
team, who was assaulted and grounds.. Pickets were thrown
l out by the Browns and these
were attacked about midnight
by the Blues. The entire
sought refuge in a hack. The
members of the team, followed
by a shower of stones, also
sought refuge in the vehicle. 1 ^mp was aroused and after a
Seeing their victims about to | nil +.h« p.h-
esoape, the thugs, in their des-
peration, unhitched the horses
from the hack. The driver
tierce engagement, all the en-
emy was captured and held
prisoners, except the com-
trom tne nacK. ±ne unvo r —> ,
hitched the team to the vehicle mander, bargeant Castleberry,
and drove rapidly to the hotel, who managed to escape. How-
the boys secured their belonging.-!, „ver, he found the air rather
were driven to the depot ana (!0id and before morning man-
boarded the local freight and Lged to steai into the camp of
returned to Edmond filled with victorious enemy and spent
utter disgust and indignation the remain(jer 0f the night in
over such treatment at the hands I of the 0nemyrs tents.
of a state institution of learning. onlnndirl nractice for
While in Edmond, the Univer- , wa> splendid piactice 101
sity ball team and also the foot the boys and the IUght w&s
ball teams have always been fully enjoyed. About forty
treated with the utmost courtesy tents were pitched and two
and fairness. Receptions have meals were prepared in camp.
been given them after the games Company H has been provided
and in every way their reception with equipment, by the gov-
here has been cordial and hospit- eniment, and is now prepared
able. This is indeed, a marked L tftke th(J Md Qu ghort uo_
contrast to the treatment the ..
Edmond boys received at Nor-|Ut0*
may organize telephone co.
man. The fact that the Edmond
boys were assaulted on the
University campus, coupled with .
the further fact that the athletic Farmers Hold Meeting in Edmond to
director of the university and a Discuss Telephone Business,
number of the members of the I The farmers in this end of the
•faculty witnessed the assault, county and the oitizens of Ed-
will greatly lower the standing ^ond may decide to build and
of that institution in the eyes of operate an independent telephone
the people of this territory. In I system, with switchboard and
fact it is a blow from which the I headquarters in Edmond. Sat-
University will not recover t°r|urday, representatives from the
years. It not only reflects dis- j different farmers' lines in this
honor upon the student body,
but shows a sorrowful lack of. ^anaona ana aiscussea me nuvin-
discipline in the management of ability of consolidation of all rural
the University. lines. It was finally decided to
hold a meeting here May 19, to
which citizens of Edmond will be
ORGANIZE ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE.
a a invited, for the purpose of dis-
Edmond Temperance Advocate. Form ^ adyig£bility of form.
an Organisation. ;ng an independent company,
Rev. J. J. Thompson, president with a switchboard in Edmond,
of the Oklahoma Anti-Saloon The farmers who were present
league, was in Edmond Sunday, complained of poor service and
and organized a local branoh of also complained that when their
the Oklahoma Anti-Sa 1 oon lines were used for toll service,
league, He occupied the pulpit some of the charges should go to
of the Presbyterian church, both the farmers' line over which the
morning and evening, and deliv- message is sentj. One of those
ered interesting addresses. In present, who said he had made a
the afternoon he addressed the canvass of this city, reported that
members of the Y. M. C. A., and the people of Edmond were of the
also addressed a mass meeting of opinion that they were paying
temperance workers at the Christ-j too high rates for service and
Something about the Hamilton Piano
add the other Prizes to
be Given Away.
From now until the close of
the Sun piano contest it is ex-
pected that a large amount of
interest will be shown. The
piano is by no means won and
the candidate who does the
most work between now and
the close, will be the winner.
And when oue considers the
value of the first prize, a $400
piano, it is evident that the
contestant who wius can afford
to spend every day from now
until the close of the contest
in securing votes. The com-
pensation would be in the
neighborhoood of $50 a week
Where is there a young lady
who can secure such coinpau-
sation for any other labor?
Now a word relative to the
Hamilton piano. It is made
by the Baldwin company at
Chicago, and is placed on the
market by that company to
compete with other $400 pi-
anos. It has won several
prizes at international exposi-
tions and wherever it has been
introduced it is a prime favor-
ite with the people. This is
fully demonstrated at Wichita
where the Hamilton piano is
oil exhibition in the window of
the largest music house in
Kansas. Furthermore, the
Commonor, of Wichita, is con-
ducting a contest on the same
plans as the Sun contest. The
same grand prize is offered, a
$400 Hamilton piano, in a city
where this instrument has had
a big sale at the price of $400.
No further proof is needed
that the Hamilton piano is
just what it is represented to
be, a first-class instrument in
every particular. Otherwise it
could not be offered there as a
grand prize and advertised so
extensively as a $400 piano.
Furthermore, there are other
prizes which are well worth
the effort of any lady entered
in this contest. They are:
$40 sewing machine offered
by the Red Front.
$40 mahogany parlor suite,
by Rosenburg Furniture store.
$25 steel range, by Edmond
Lumber & Hardware Co.
$12 in merchandise, by
Chapman & McCoy.
$8 in photograph, H. Hiatt.
$8 in perfume, City Drug
$7 ring, by J. L. Fraim.
$5 in flour by Eagle Mills.
$10 special prize to be given
by Sun May 12, to caudidate
who has made largest gain be-
tween April 14, and May 12.
These prizes are all going to
be awarded and someone is
going to win them, therefore it
behooves every candidate to
bring in as many votes as they
can possibly secure between
now and the close of the con-
ian church. During this meeting
a local temperance organization
was formed, with the following
President, H. B. Alden.
Vice-president, J. A. Gran*
Secretary, M. Caatlebrry.
Cement blocks and tiling at the
Hollis Lumber Co., Edmond.
that they had given considerable
encouragement to the plan of or-
ganizing an independent com-
Pasture For Rent,
For milch cows, with good water,
after May 1st. Mrs. Hunt,
m2 North of Park.
The Count, Saturday.
The standing of the
testants, according to
count made last Saturday, was
Katie Moose, 41,010.
Frankie Myall, 31.965.
Lava Smith, 14,325.
Pearl Vir Den, 10,655.
Mattie Adkinson, 2,100.
Lillian Klein, 1,430.
Lura Leonard, 1,600.
Etta Dome, 600.
Maggie Stoner, 40.
Katie Habben, 75.
Calling Cards at the Sun office,
If you want real silk values
come and see us during our spe-
cial sale, which closes Saturday
night, May 6.
The Cyclone Store.
Perlllous Escape from Earthquake--
Thugs shoot people in yard of
Rev. VlrDen's sister.
Rev. A. M. VirDen, of this
city, is in receipt of a letter
written by his sister, Mrs. Mar>
VirDen Jones, of San Jose,
Cal., April 19th. San Jose was
badly shaken up by the earth-
quake which resulted in the
destruction of the city of San
Francisco. However, accord-
ing to the letter of Mrs. Jones,
thugs and thieves were nearly
as dangerous as was the earth-
The letter from Mrs. Jones is
"I will write you to let you
know that we are all safe, after
the awful earthquake of yes-
"Wedost all our glass on pic-
tures and all our dishes. Our
house did not go to pieces. It
threw pictures from the walls
and turned stoves upside down.
"I will give you a bit of my
experience, if 1 can, for I am
so nervous I can scarcely write.
When I awoke the house was
shaking; I sprang out and call-
ed my husband and screamed,
"Earthquake," but he did not
answer then. The thought
came to me, "he is dead." I
did manage to stay on my feet,
and ran to the girl's bed in an-
other room. My husband jump-
ed up and became so excited.
1 thought I would die, every-
thing was moving, and it seem-
ed we would all be killed. I
cut my feet badly on broken
glass. When I got out on the
street the scene was awful.
"We have had slight shocks
ever since and one hard one at
2 p.m. to-day. When I came
to myself I was asking God for
mercy. It is a dreadful thing
to go through, and I hope and
pray that I may never witness
such a scene again in this life,
for it i3 an awful experience.
Church and school and ev-
erything are tumbled down. We
are on cots under a willow tree
in our back yard. I am now
writing under the tree, and am
so thankful for life.
"It is so cold, and I am so
nervous it will be haid for you
to read this, for I am almost
wild. A man gave Will $5.00
for two hours work.
:Friday, April 20.—Another
shock this afternoon, and I will
write more if I can. We live
in such fear. So many thugs
and other bad men are running
loose. Two men are guarding
our home, so we can sleep to-
night. I can not describe the
dang«y we were in last night.
I heard two shots, a woman
scream, and someone was dead.
The patrol wagon came here
three times last night. One per-
son was shot near our back
yard, we sleeping under the wil-
"I got breakfast with a re-
volver lying on the table, and
am writing where I can put my
hand upon it. It is awful! My
arms are sore from having
clinched them so tight while
praying. All I ask is our lives;
they can have all else we pos-
sess. We have our groceries
and flour hid in the attic.
There are so many crazy per-
sons, from the asylum, running
at large and men who broke jail.
Fifteen' thousand are coming
from San Francisco to sleep in
the fairground, but they will be
under police. The big build-
ings are all down. The papers
caunot telljhe awfulness of the
real facts. No one can tell it
as it is."
Buys and Sells Grain, Hay, Seeds,
Poultry, Eggs, Butter and all the
productions of the farm.
Good Butter and Fresh Eggs always
on hand for sale. Call and see us.
Store Opposite the Central
Phone No. 52
Now is the time
to buy that new hat and the
is the place. All the newest creations
and at correct prices
Ten North Robinson, bet. Main and Grand
W. J. HTFFMAN, President*
C. E. TOOL, Vice President
O. N. WEI8EP. Cashier.
O. JS. TOOL, Assistant Cashier.
Capital Stock, $25,000.00
L GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
We buy Bonds, Municipal and School Warrants and Commercial
Paper; Issue Drafts 011 New York and other principal cities.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent. Call for ons.
Leave your application for farm loan (low rate).
We solicit a share of your business and guarantee courteous
attention and accuracy.
C. E. Tool,
W. J. Huffman,
J. O. Imel,
E. U. Jayne,
Phene Number 81.
O. N. W'elner,
L. P. Welsrr.
Fruit and Vegetables
We are now able to supply our customers with
fresh strawberries and fresh vegetables
We also carry a complete line of
STAPLE AND FANCY
Plain and Fancy Chinaware
Highest market price
paid for farm produce.
SHELDEN & MYALL
BARRETT & BRYANT, Props.
Staple and Fancy Groceries
FRUITS IN SEASON
Fair Dealing and Courteous Treatment Phone 58
O. k. Meat Market
Fresh and Salt Meats
"We want your hides, too."
T. C. BRICKEL.
See that your bundle goes to the
GUTHRIE LAUNDRV CO.
502-104 W. Oklahoma Ave,, Guthrie, Okla.
P. C. SLACK, Agent.
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Dailey, A. D. The Edmond Sun (Edmond, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 17, No. 43, Ed. 1 Wednesday, May 2, 1906, newspaper, May 2, 1906; Edmond, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc150047/m1/1/: accessed June 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.