Garfield County Democrat. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 12, Ed. 1 Wednesday, December 19, 1906 Page: 3 of 8
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Garfield County Democrat
ATTRACTIONS OF WESTERN
| The manner In which the Canadian
j West has attracted settlers In recent
years has caused many of our journals
and public men to "sit up and take no-
tice." to use a current phrase. From
every European country and from al-
most every State in the Union large
number of settlers have flocked to the
prairie provinces of Canada, whero
free homesteads and wide opportun-
ities are open to all whT desire to
avail themselves of them.
The greatest factor In attracting
settlers lie3 in the Inherent richness
of soil and suitability of climate for
producing what is universally consid-
ered to be the finest wheat in the
world—the "No. 1 Hard" of Canadian
growth—and other cereals that rank
In the very first class. This year the
harvest returns were: Wheat, 90,-
000,000 bushels; oats, 76,000,000 bush-
els; barley, 17,000,000 bushels; and
when it is considered that the entire
population of the three provinces—as
jvidenced by the quinquennial census
just completed—Is only 810,000, it is
easily seen that the lure of the Cana-
dian West is in its agricultural poten-
Another feature which attracts the
settler is that railway construction is
proceeding with such rapidity that al-
most every district is within easy
reach of outside markets, and that
good prices for all lines of farm prod-
ucts rule practically from the com-
mencement of agricultural operations.
This is a factor which did not prevail
when the earlier settlements In the
West were made in Canada and in the
United States, and has given a great
impetus to Canadian Western settle-
ment In recent years.
The free grant system of home-
steads which prevails in the prairie
provinces, by which every settler who
is able and willing to comply with the
conditions of actual settlement (by no
The citizens of Chickasha are en- means onerous) is given 160 acres
gaged in a voting contest as to what I free, except $10 for entry, is a great
the name of the Chickasha county | drawing card, and in the last fiscal
shall be. The most popular names j year gathered In over 189,000 addi-
will be forwarded to elegate Hays J tional to the western population, of
NEW STATE NEWS
Claude Ray Kohl, who shot and kill-
ed W. P. Dilworth at Oklahoma City
Thanksgiving day in an attempt to
rob his hardware store, plead guilty
and was sentenced to life imprison-
ment in the penitentiary.
Shawnee Knights of Pythias are
making an earnest effort to secure
the amalgamation of the Oklahoma
and Indian Territory commanderies
at a meeting which will be held in
the ueai future.
Fcljowing the death of her husband
[Who had been postmaster of Okemah
for some years, Mrs. Laura M. Allen
was named to succeed her husband in
charge of Uncle Sam's mail at that
Goernor Frantz hns received an
elaborate invitation from the board of
directors of the Alaskan-Yukon-Seattle
exposition through which the board
extends a cordial invitation to the
governor and people of Oklahoma at-
tend the exposition at Seattle in 1909,
beginning June the first and continu-
ing until October 15.th
In the United States court at Tish-
omingo Federal Judge Townsend
sentenced W. H. Evans, a well-to-do
farmer, to prison for a term of five
years for beating his wife.
At the suggestion of a delegate the
constitutional convention last week
voted to change the initials of W. H.
Murray, president of the convention,
to A. B. Murray. (Alfalfa Bill.)
BROKE THE WILDCAT'S BACK.
Philadelphia Man Victorious In Hand-
Unarmed and alone. Thomas Dyke
was attacked by a wildcat on Locust
mountain, south of Mount Carmel, Pa.
He had been in Ashland and started
to drive home. His horse stepped on
a nail and he put the animal in a sta-
Then he started to walk home and
was on the mountain when the cries
of a wildcat alarmed him. A few
minutes later he saw the beast ten
feet in front of him. The animal
finally sprang. He jumped aside and
as the body of the cat struck the road
he leaped upon it. For several min-
utes the fight between the wild ani-
mal and the man went on. At length
by a quick swing he broke the ani-
A physician dressed the several
deep scratches on his face and hands,
but otherwise ho was uninjured.
FACE ALL BROKEN OUT.
Troubled Almost a Year—Complexion
Now Perfect and Skin Soft,
White and Velvety.
Spent Over $100 In a Vain Search for
| Miss Frances Gardner, of 369 Jack-
son boulevard, Chicago. 111., writes:
Pills, as I have
found by personal
they are an ideal
kidney remedy. I
sufTered with com-
plications of kid-
ney complaint for
nearly five years.
The Evils of Constipation.
| are many; in fact almost every se-
! rious illness has Its origin in consti-
pation, and somo medleines, instead of
| preventing constipation, add to it.
This is true of most cathartics, which,
! when first used, have a beneficial ef-
fect, but the dose has to be contin-
ually increased, and before long the
remedy ceases to have the slightest
effect. There is one preparation, how-
ever, that can bo relied upon to pro-
duce the same results with the same
dose, even after fifty years' dally
use, and this is Brandreth's Pills, |
which has a record of over 100 years
as the standard remedy for constipa- |
tlon and all troubles arising from an
impure state of the blood.
Brandreth's Pills aro the same fine !
laxative tonic pill your grandparents
used, and are for sale everywhere,
Anyone can dye with Pt'TN \M FADR-
LKSS DYES: n<> experience ie-iuired;
spent over $100 on
useless remedies, while five boxes of
Doan's Kidney Pills cured me in a few
short weeks. I am now enjoying the i either plain or sugar-coated
best of health, have a fine appetite,
the best of digestion, and restful
sleep, all due to your splendid pills."
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box.
j Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Competent for Jury Service.
During the Ice trust trial In Phlla^
delphia a prospective juror was quiz-
zed about the quantity of ice he used.
"I use a little occasionally," he
said. "How much? Enough to temper
a highball?" What do you mean by a
highball?" roared the attorney. "An
amateur," murmured the juror, "can
not presume to enlighten an expert."
'This man Is a competent juror,"
chimed the court, and the trial pro-
"I had been troubled with a break- |
ing out on my face and arms for al-
most a year and had the services of j
several physicians, but they didn't |
seem to do any good. Some time ago
one of my friends recommended Cuti-
cura to me. I secured some, and after
using it several months I was com- I
pletely cured. I can highly recom- I
mend Cuticura Soap as being the very
best, complexion Soap made. It ere- j , t
ates a perfect complexion, leaving the j wml " 1 ia 110 "
skin soft, white and velvety. I now
use Cuticura Soap all the time and
recommend Its use to my friends."
Maud Loggins, B. F. D, No. 1, Sylvia,
Tenn., Aug. 1, 1905.
from which to choose a name for the
Wounded in an attempt to escape
after being arrested, with Mr. and
Mrs. Hugh Simpson for the theft of
silks, Tom Simpson died in the fed-
eral jail here today.
Crawling beneath a crosscut saw
which 57,796 were from the United
The further fact, as is strongly
brought about by the agent of the
Canadian Government, whose address
appears elsewhere, that a splendid
common school system, practically
free, prevails throughout the entire
country, and is easy of access in even
the most remote districts, is another
great inducement to the settler who
operated by her older brother, the 18- I has the future welfare of his family
months-old daughter of Matt Barnett | ,n mln(5i and thjSj coupled with the
of Tishomingo, raised her head ard [ fact tha't western Canadian law and
order are proverbial, completes a
circle of good and sufficient reasons
why the 'tide of immigration has set
in so steadily toward the country to
the north of our boundary line.
the saw's teeth plowed through her
skull into the brajn. Death was in-
The Santa Fe railroad is building
a large cattle feeding pen about a
mile north of their passenger station
in Shawnee, in order to comply with
the interstate commerce rulings re-
quiring debarkation for feeding once
each 24 hours. Three train loads of
stock per time can be fed at the
1 Salaries for Themselves.
WASHINGTON: By a vote of 106
to 108 the house of representatives
Friday refused to increase from $5,-
000 to $7,500 the salaries of senators,
members and delegates. The house,
however, by an overwhelming vote
increased the salaries of the vice
president, the speaker of the house
and members of the president's cab-
inet to $12,000 each.
Mr. Littauer, of New York, who had
given notice that he would offer the
amendments to the legislative bill
necessary to accomplish the proposed
increase, immediately secured the
floor after the previous question had
been ordered on the bill, and pre-
sented an amendment raising the sal-
aries of the vice president and the
speaker of the house to $12,000 per
CUTS RATE ON FREIGHT.
Oklahoma Wins Out In Its Struggle
With the Railroads.
KANSAS CITY: Oklahoma has
won In Its struggle with the railroads
for reduced rates on freight. The con-
troversy was settled at a conference
held here and participated In by Frank
Frantz, governor of Oklahoma; W. O.
Cromwell, attorney general, and
freight traffic officials of the Rock
Island, Santa Fe, St. Louis and San
Francisco, Missouri, Kansas and Tex-
as and the Fort Smith and Western
The conference resulted In the rail-
roads yielding to the demands of the
officials of Oklahoma.
As a result of the agreement the
Kansas scales of freight rates will be
applied on grain, grain products and
merchandise, and the Arkansas rates
on coal will be applied in Oklahoma.
The Kansas scale will reduce the rate
1 cent a hundred on grain, and give
reduced rates on merchandise and
The application of the Arkansas
rates on coal will materially reduce
the existing rateB.
One of the results of the conference
is an agreement on the part of Okla-
homa officials to dismiss suits now
pending enjoining the railroads from
collecting the rates that have beeD
Gen. Rucker Now.
Living quietly in retirement in
Washington in his ninety-fifth year
is Gen. Daniel H. Rucker, father-in-
law of Phil Sheridan and boyhood
chum of Sherman, whom he resem-
bles more than a little ,in appearance.
He was born in Belleville, N. J., and
at an early age enlisted in the army
and served on the frontier, being a
great friend of Kit Carson. He served
during the Mexican war as well as
the civil war and has lived in Wash-
ington a number of years.
Sheer white goods, In fact, any fine
wash goods when new, owe much of
their attractiveness to the way they
are laundered, this being done in a
manner to enhance their textile beau-
ty. Home laundering would be equal-
ly satisfactory if proper attention was
given to starching, the first essential
being good Starch, which has sufficient
strength to stiffen, without thickening
the goods. Try Defiance Starch and
you will be pleasantly surprised at the
improved appearance of your work.
Fine Silver Service for Cruiser.
One thousand five hundred ounces
of metal will be used in the silver ser-
vice to be presented to the new ar-
mored cruiser Washington by the
people of the state after which the
ship is named. The service is com-
posed of 53 pieces, and will cost $5,-
000. The chief piece is the punch
bowl, In the shape of a gallot, orna-
mented .with a figure representing
Triton, the trumpeter of Neptune.
Rest and Sleep.
Few escape those miseries of win-
ter—a bad cold, a distressing cough.
Many remedies are recommended, but
the one quickest and best of all is
Simmon's Cough Syrup. Soothing and
healing to the lungs and bronchial
passages, it stops the cough at once
and gives you welcome rest and
Gas Engines on Canal Boats.
Canal boats propelled by gas en-
gines supplied from plants on the
boats which make the gas from coal,
are used in Germany. For slow boats
of moderate capacity the system
seems efficient and economical.
One Peril of Ballooning.
One of the strange experiences of
a balloonist is that of falling into "a
hole in the air," which Mr. Rolker re-
ports as follows: "So you continue
sailing, enjoying the present with
little thought of the startling sur-
prises that may be before you. Ahead
of you, unseen, may be what the bal-
loonist calls a 'hole In the air,' re-
sembling the vortex of a maelstrom,
and down this you may literally fall
at a rate which is terrifying until, by
sacrificing two or three bagfuls of
sand at once, your pilot checks your
downward flight. But these 'holes"
are scarce, and. as a rule, the atmos-
phere is of uniform carrying power."
"I was almost distracted by a ter-
rible itching which defied all treat-
ment until I obtained a box of Hunt's
Cure. The first application afforded
instant and absolute relief. The one
box effected a complete cure.
"It is simply wonderful in its in-
Manitou, O. T.
Bronson Howard lays the blame for
an inferior stage upon the tired busi-
ness man who has to be! amused. He
lately said: "I hate the tired business
man. He is the cause of plays being
produced that keep four other men at
It didn't kill me, but I think It
n for Hunt's
Cute. 1 was tired, miserable and well
| nigh used up when I commenced
using it for an old and severe case of
[ Eczema. One application relieved
and one box cured me.
"I believe Hunt's Cure will cure any
form of itching known to mankind."
Helena, O. T.
Picturesque German Custom.
A curious custom procures in the
German navy when the sailors, hav-
ing served their time, pass into the
reserve. They don the "reserve flask"
—also used on a similar occasion in
the army—and parade the streets
wearing caps with ribbons which
reach to the ground, other ribbons be-
ing attached to the canes they carry.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
with LOCAL A!'PLICATION- they cannot rcach
the seat of the dl-eano. Catarrh 1b a blood or consti-
tutional dlseaae, and In order to cure It you must take
internal remedies. Hall's Catarrh Cure In taken in-
ternally, and acts directly en the blood and mucous
surfaces. Hall's Catarrh Cure Is not a quack medi-
cine. It wan prescribed by one of the beat physicians
in this country for years and Is a regular prescription.
It la composed of the b'-st tonics known, combined
with the best bl >od purifiers.acting directly on the
mucous surfaces. The perfect combination of the
two ingredient* 1< what produces such wonderful re-
sults In curing catarrh, send f >r testimonials, freo.
F. J. CHKN'EV CO., l'rops., Toledo, O.
Bold by Druggists, price "fie.
Take Hall's Family Fills fur constipation.
Where Lawyers Are Unpopular.
A lawyer made his appearance at
Colobar, West Africa, the other day
and a Gold Coast newspaper, noting
the fact, said: "It is very unsafe for
the people for lawyers to practice at
this place. Their appearance in this
river will soon inveigle everyone who
is not careful into litigation, and they
will feed on their folly, thereby ruin-
Pen for Captured Rats.
As the Hindu population object to
the killing of rats, an influential na-
tive banker proposes to provide a "rat
ruksha" or sort of pen in which the 1
captured rats may be confined as pen- I
sloners for the natural term of their
lives, the male and female animals !
being kept apart.
To the homestaylng Europeans this j
appears too "Gilbert lan" for grave
consideration, but the proposal has |
been most gratefully received by Maj. j
Buchanan. I. M. S., who is in charge
of iho plague operations.
Pugilist's Sudden Conversion.
"Kid'' Wedge, a light-weight pugi- i
list who claimed to bo champion of |
Arkansas, was training for a fight
with Guy Buckles in Omaha. Sudden-
ly he "got religion" and sent word to
the management of the club where
he was to appear explaining why they j
would have to make other arrange- j
ments. At the same time he mailed j
a copy of the New Testament to Mr j
Buckles, who, as he fully expected to
win the light which had been ar-
ranged, is not yet entirely resigned.
Half Pay for British Officers.
All British officers on the effective
list of the army that are elected mem-
bers of the House of Commonil are
to be placed on half pay from the dato
of their election.
Defiance Starch—Sixteen ounces for
ten cents, all other brands contain
only 12 ounces for same money.
To See Husband's Statue Unveiled.
Mrs. Ellen M. McClellan. widow ot
Gen. George B. McClellan and mother
of the mayor of New York, has ar-
rived In New York. She has been re-
siding abroad, but will remain in tills
country to be present at the unveiling
In Washington next April of the me-
morial statue of Gen. McClellan. /
Deer Through Store Window. 1
A three-year-old buck created a
sensation In Bank street. Providence,
R. I., the busiest thoroughfare, by
charging through the plate glass front
of a jewelry store.
Upon finding Itself cornered the
buck retreated through the window
and a minute later went Into a store
and knocked down the proprietor,
who Is a heavyweight. The buck took
to the street, and after leading scores
of men and vehicles a merry chase,
escaped by taking to the gardens In
one of the residential sections.
Its columns should insist upon having
what they ask tor, refusing all substi-
tutes or imitations.
The more dignity a man has
less use the world has for htm.
Wanted (or U.S. Arm j
21 and.Hi; cillsenaof United State*, of good charac-
ter* mi temperate habita. who can apeak, rend and
write English For Information ftpplv to Recruiting
Oflieor. Post OflBro ilids.. Oklahoma. Guthrie. Knld.
tthuwueu.O. T..or Bo. McAlester and Mubkouee.i-T.
EruicRnRn .IOHN W. mokkh
IT^rdOiU 3 J Washington, D. C.
Successfully Prosecutes Claims*
Late Principal Examiner IT. 8. Penutou Bureau.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 51, 1906.
That an article may be good as well
I wish he would go home and j ag cheap, and give entire satisfaction, j
rest. The drama has no future in this
country until we cease to cater to the
tired business man."
The extraordinary popularity of fine
white goods this summer makes the
choice of Starch a matter of great im-
portance. Defiance Starch, being freo
from all injurious chemicals, is the
only one which is safe to use on fine
fabrics. Its great strength as a stiff-
ener makes half the usual quantity of
Starch necessary, with the result of
perfect finish, equal to that when the
goods were new.
New Hobby for Collectors.
The ingenuity of collectors in the
discovery of new fields having been
exhausted, there is still open to them
that of collecting the finest specimen
of forged or spurious works of art ffctd
this is capable of becoming a hobby
scarcely less interesting or admirable
than the pursuit of the genuine arti-
cle.—Art Journal. ,
Important t. Mothers.
Examine carefully every bottle of CASTOHIA,
u t-afe and pure remedy for infants ami children,
and aee that it
Mirrors are to be marked up 20 per
cent, in price. Here Is a chance for
women's clubs to recommend a boy-
pott of the article.
First Author—"Oh, the unutterable
monotony of existence! I am thor-
oughly disgusted with it all. Would
that I might completely disappear for
a while!" Second Author—"Then
why don't you marry a famous wo-
To prevent that tired feeling on
Ironing day—Use Defiance Starch—
saves time—saves labor—saves annoy-
ance, will not stick to the iron. The
big 1C oz. package for 10c, at your gro-
As a rule, when people say what
they mean a lot of explanation Is nec-
Ja Ubo For Over 30 YearB.
The Krnd You Have Always Bought.
To Get Military Pointers Here.
Gen. Brugere, former minister of
war of France, is expected to visit
this country In the near future to
make an Inspection of American
posts and study the organization and
the methods of training the American
The greatest cause ot worry on
Ironing day can be removed by using
Defiance Starch, which will not stick
to the iron. Sold everywhere, 16 07
Muggins—"I hear you are having
your daughter's voice cultivated."
Huggins—"Yes, I'm afraid It can't be
cured, so I am doing the next best
When a man Is broke his friends
are always ready to give him—ad-
is proven by the extraordinary sale of
Defiance Starch, each package con-
taining one-third more Starch than
can ke had of any other brand for the
Sermon In Lieu of Fine.
Rev. Charles H. Tyndal of Mount
Vernon, N. Y., was caught overspeed-
lng and summoned to court, but the
judge got him by telephone and told
him he need not appear, but that he
might square things by preaching a
good sermon next Sunday.
National Pure Food and Drugs Act.
Serial No. 3H4, assigned by the Govern-
ment, and Guaranty that the preparations
comply in every respect with the require-
ments of the Pure i-'uod and Drugs Act,
appear on every package of the Garfield
Tea Company's preparations.
World's Finest Harbor.
The harbor of Ilio de Janeiro has
fifty miles of anchorage, and Is the
finest in the world.
Dainty, Crisp, Dressy
arc a delight to the refined woman every-
where. In order to pet this result see
that the material is good, that it is cut in
the latest lashion aud use
in the laundry. All three things are im-
portant, but the last is absolutely neces-
sary. No matter how fine the material
or how daintily made, bad starch and
poor laundry work will spoil the effect
and ruin the clothes. DEFIANCE
STARCH is pure, will not rot the clothes
nor cause them to crack. It sells at ioc
a sixteen ounce package everywhere.
Other starches, much inferior, sell at ioc
for twelve ounce package. Insist on
getting DEFIANCE STARCH and be
sure of results.
"Mamma, what's the use of putting
all those things for the baby in that
sterilizing machine?" "Why, Willie,
so that no bad germs will enter his
system:" "That's what I thought.
But I know an easier way." "What's
that?" "Why, while you were out I
sterilized the baby!"—Life.
It Is in a class to itself. It has no
rivals. It cures where others merely
relieve For aches, pains, stiff joints,
cuts, burns, bites, etc., it Is the quick-
est and surest remedy ever devised.
We mean Hunt's Lightning Oil.
A bank roll may be a roll of honor—
and then again It may not.
Mrs. Wln lo«r' Soothing: Syrup.
Fnr children tedthlnK, soften, ttie gum., reduce. In*
ttauims'l'm. allw l>a!n. cures wtudeullc. aflo.butlt.
Positively enred by
these Little Tills.
Tlicy also relievo Dis-
tress from Dyspepsia, In-
digestion and Too Hearty
Eating. A perfect rem-
edy for Dizziness. Nausea,
Drowsiness, Bad Taste
tn tho Mouth, Coated
Tongue, Pain tn the side,
TORPID LIVER. They
n-gulate tbo Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
SMALL PILL SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICC.
When money talks few of
hard of hearing.
NEW WHEAT LANDS IN
THE CANADIAN WEST
of railway this
;ar have opened up a
rgely increased tern
tory to the progressive
farmers of Western
Genuine Must Bear
Canada and the Cov-
er nment of the Domin-
ion continues to K'v«
ONK HUNDRED AND
SIXTY ACRES FREE to every sctller.
THE COUNTRY HAS
Coal, woad and water in abundance: churches
and schools convenient; markets easy ot access*
taxes low: climate the best in the noi thern tern-
Derate rone. I.aw and order prevailsevery where.
For advice and information address the
.SUPERINTENDENT OP IMMIGRATION,
Ottawa. Canada, or any authorized Cauadiaa
J. S. CRAWFORD, No. 125 W. Ninth Street,
Kansas City, Mittouii.
Because of those ugly, grt«2ty, gray naira. Use " LA CREOLE " HAIR RESTORER. Prloo, SI.OO, retail.
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