The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, June 9, 1893 Page: 1 of 6
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H EXSLE Y §• HARTLEY, Proprietor
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ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR-
THE EL RENO DEMOCRAT.
T. F. IIKNST.EV, Editor.
TBRHITORY, FRIDAY, JUNE
M. T. Clark,
GKO. 1). OBPUT,
. T. Smith
EASONS FOR THEIR
Cleveland drifts right along in the
pollcieti of Harrison. His latest was
to join tho Presbyterian church.
An exrhaiijjo says that recently a
chureli caught Are in St. Loulsandthe
organ was burned because the engine
couldn't play on it.
The Dallas News says that "at last
accounts Sam Jones was at work at tho
Devil's mouth with both fists." He
must be in Guthrie. - thi/.otte.
Cleveland and his appointees cannot
shrivel the wheat in Oklahoma, or
make nubbins of tho corn. P^ov Idenee |
still rules the roost in Oklahoma—and
shows remarkable partiality to this,
tho acme agricultural climute of the
Many people who are awaiting the
opening of the. Strip, should they take a
jaunt over tho now country west of us,
would tind that there is much
better land tliero that can bo en-
tered upon at once, than they can tind
in the Strip. There are yet a great
number of line claims lying vacant in
the western counties, both upland and
bottom, that can be had for the taking.
While John Hughes, a farmer living
eight miles eajit of Guthrie, was dig-
ging a well, he found human bones at
a depth of eight feet, which, upon
investigation, proved to be a skeleton
of a man over six feet high. Cnder
the skeleton was found a leathoi*belt,
;i revolver ai^l ; l«,knife, and
several f>«'t away a leather pouch
roi'taiiiin*: *1,500 in old Coins and a
large roll of fl<i"ntes hi badly de-
cayed ti at ii is impis.dble to give
their face value, but it is believed tft
be nearly < t;0. Tiie skeleton i in a
condition indicating that it had been
in the ground at least twenty-five
LAND OFFICES IN THE STRIP.
A special from Washington to tho
Kansas City Journal of Saturday says
that the commissioners of the gonoral
land office wants three land offices
created in the Cherokee strip. The
secretary of the interior, however, is
inclined to the opinion that one more
land office in addition to the Guthrie
and Kingfisher offices will be able to
take care of the business. Some of
the fellows who want land office places
are pressing the scheme for three of-
fices. They come in the main from
Georgia, and they will aim to get the
secretary to reach the conclusion that
more places should be created.
There is a bitter contest going on
for the place of secretary of Oklaho-
ma. Governor Renfrow is supporting
Pittmnn of Oklahoma City, and, as a
result, some of tho follows who want
the place have filed with the prosi
dent what purports to be a history of
Pittman while he resided in Spring-
field 111. Maj. E. J. Simpson of El
Iteno, who was clerk of the tirst coun-
cil of Oklahoma, wants the appoint-
ment. as does another El Reno man.
T. Harlan, Edgar Jones, T. C. Scnell
and A. N. J. Cooke, nil of Guthrie,
are also candidates, despite the fact
that Guthrie has already secured the
United States marshal and one of tho
H. G. Dunn & Co."1!) weekly review*of
trade says that more disheartening
conditions have prevailed during the
past week und those who saw the be-
ginning of permanent recovery in the
better tone a week ago are disappoin-
ted. The money markets have been
closer, especially in the interior, and
manufacturing and trade are more re-
stricted than before. Gold has gone
out again, the exports of tho week be-
ing about $">,000,000, and the treasury
gold reserve has been drawn down to
about $1)0.000.000. In nearly all depart-
ments of trade uncertainty about the
future has a depressing in lluence which
is now clearly perceived in decrease of
new business, and while most manufac-
turing works are now employed on full
orders, as theee run out the number Qf
works (dosed increased.
LIGHT AH IAD FOR CHOCTAW.
Plans Formulating in This City for Reliabi-
litatiug the Company.
Rivers, Lakes and Seas.
The sea contains in solution 2,0(10,-
(100 tons of silver.
Tho rivers annually pour Into 1he
ocean <>.10(1 cubic miles of water.
During the most violent gales the
gea is disturbed ton depth of oOO feet.
Tlif greatest cataract as well as the
highest trees, in the wo fid are Ameri-
The Dakota river is the longest un-
navigable river ill the world over on*
At a depth of more than four miles
tho ocean is without life, without vege-
tation and without light.
At fhe bottom of the ocean the tern*
perature rgmaln^ practically conniwit
at any one spot throughout the whole
When the German ocean storm waves
are Hinging spray over the Bell Rock
light-house they exert a pressure of
0,71.0 pounds per square foot.
The saltiest lake in the world is
Lake Urumia in Persia, situated at
4,000 feet above tho level of the sea.
It contains 22 per cent of salt, as against
H.'t per cent in the Dead Sea.
The sea is salt by reason of the earth
washings which are poured into it. It
has different densities because of the
rain-falls, evaporations, etc.. and would
become stagnant but for the working
of the great ocean arteries the cur-
A plan for taking the Choctaw Coal
and Railroad Company outof the hands
of tho receivers and constructing the
gap of 123 miles between Oklahoma
City, O. T.. and South McAlister, Ind.
Ty.. has at last been promulgated and
its success will depend upon the alacrity
with which the stockholders and credi-
tors will subscribe. The Philadelphia
and Western Improvement Company,
with a capital of *.1,000.000, is being
formed in this city to complete the road,
li is proposed to give the Improvement
Company *2.".00.0oO of income mort-
gage bonds in addition to paying it
$1N.(XH>per mile in first mortgage bonds.
Asa further inducement the stockhold-
ers of the Choctaw ( ompany propose to
contribute to the Improvement Com-
pany "( 00 shares of Choctaw Goal and
Kail way < 'ompany stock, *2,100,000 first
mortgage bonds on 105 miles of com-
pleted railroad and first mortgage
bonds on various leases, aggregating
$1,304,000, all of which bonds are un-
sold and are held by financial institu-
tions in this city as collateral on loans
About $300,000 interest has accrued
on this loan, which it is also proposed
to turn over, the present holders of the
bonds to become subscribers to the
capital stock of the Improvement Com-
pany to the extent of the face value of
the notes upon which the loans were
advanced and surrender the notes to
the Choctaw Company for cancellation,
thereby making that company free from
debt. This will make each subscrip-
tion of $1000 to the Improvement Com-
pany represent in bonds, accrued in-
teii'st and stock, $1,751.(10. A low esti-
' mato of the profits from this invest-
ment is put at 50 per cent., in addition
to an annual dividend of 2 per cent,
during the construction of the road.—
A Good Story of Henry Clay.
Fifty years ago itbecaraeknown that
Henry Clay was involved to some *30.-
000 by reason of an indorsement. This
debt was being carried for him by t lie
Northern bank, and he paid the inter-
est punctually every four months when
the note was renewed. Mr. ( lay was
then in the senate, aiuljiis friends and
partisans valued his service above all
public men of his day. It beeamt
known that this debt was a heavy bur-
den on Mr. Clay, who had no means of
discharging it except by the sale of
Ashland or a large part of that estate,
and. owing to the depressed price of
land, lie was carrying the debt until
land improved in value. His frit lids
(nobody knows who nor where they
lived) determined to pay the debt and
thus relieve the statesman from bank-
ruptcy. The money was sent to the
bank from the east, the notes paid and
canceled, and Mr. Clay knew nothin
of it till he went ns usual to renew
them and pay the interest. The can-
celed notes were handed to him by Far-
mer Dovers, the teller, and his aston-
ishment may well be imagined. T
all remonstrance the sturdy old cashier
could only reply that the notes were
paid, by whom he knew not. and tliut
his concern with them were at an end
when they were paid. Mr. Clay bow-
ed his head on the desk and wept, and
to his dying day he never knew to
whom he was indebted for the lifting
of that terrible burden.
Oklahoma will come to the front this
year with one of the largest wheat
rops ever heard of in a country of its
age, also surpassing many older
Every true Oklahomian will only be
too glad to hear that Charles H. Man-
sur, ex-congressman from Missouri,
has been appointed Second Comptroler
of tho Treasury Department, at a sal-
ary of $5000 per year. We are glad to
be able to congratulate Charley on his
success, for he has been a true friend
to Oklahoma, inevery sense of the word.
Under tiiis head
will publish a se-
ries of short arti-
cles from thinkers
and teachers of
tho various creeds,
giving the reason
why they believe in their particular
articles of faith.
I might say I am a Presbyterian be-
cause it was foreordained, but as this
might bo offensive to some 1 pass it.
I am a Presbyterian—
1. Because 1 like the Presbyterian
form of church government. after which
our civil government is so closely mod-
Because it has Scriptural author-
ity. The Presbytery is recognized in
Luke 22:(>(>. Acts 22:5 and I Timothy.
4:14. Paul, Peter and John were all
Presbyterians. There were Jewish
Presbyterians from the founding qf tin1
Hebrew church and Christian Presby-
terians from the founding of the Ciiris-
tiau church. In the vision of Patmos,
John saw about the throne of God at
least twenty-four Presbyterians. To
be sure, the word in our English ver-
sion is usually translated elders, but
the Greek says, "Presbuteroi," equals
Presbyterians, and they arementioned
in no less than thirty-two passages of
the New Testament. The anagram of
Presbyterians is "best in prayer.
3. Because I approve the articles of
faith professed by those wjio join the
local church to which I minister;
which articles are «s follows:
1. You believe in the existence of
one living: and true God; that He is a
Spirit infinite, eternal and unchanga-
ble in His attributes and perfection*.
2. You believe there are Three Per-
sons iu the Godhead the Father, tne
Sen and the Holy Ghost and that
these Three Persons are one' Godhead,
the same in substance and equal in
power and glory.
3. You believe JoSUfi < 'hr: i *ia
the only mediator between God and
man: that by His perfect obedience
and sacrifice of Himself, lb' has open-
ed a way of reconciliation, so that all
those who truly repent and accept 11 iin
by faith are forgiven of God and saved
from their sins by the blood ofC'hrist.
4. You believe in the necessity of re-
generation by the Holy Ghost, in justi-
fication by faith, and in adoption and
'). You believe in the two sacraments
Of Christ's church Baptism and the
0. You believe the sacred Scriptures
to be the revealed Word of God,and
us such the only infallible rule of faith
7. You believe hi the immortality of
the soul and the resurrection of the
body, in a day of judgment, and a fu-
ture and eternal state of reward and
4. Because the Westminster confes-
sion and catechisms arc the standards
of Christian doctrine in our church. |
and are accepted by the more proficient
among' us as being on 111whole more
•omplete and satisfactory than the
Lutheran, the Helvetic, the Gallic, the
[lgian, the Savoy, the Anglican, or
Wesley an confession . Thedistinetiv*
features are the devine sovei < 'gnty
and decree involving the covenant of
life, election and pretention. The
bief motive of the present i \ision
agitation ill our church is to .' 1 rid of
preterition, while retaining eleeiion,
which is a notable orthodoxy ie! !y of
the revisionists, and will prove a la-
Though acceptance of this article is
not required of our church members, it
is declared to be obnoxious not because
It has ever been shown to be untrue,
but because it is so thoroughly misun-
derstood and so vastly unpopular.
.">. Because some of the grandest
characters in human history have been
found under Presbyterian tutelage and
because of their Presbyterian princi-
The whole tendency of the system is
to train men and women who fear God
and know no other fear. Set' I'roude
and Bancroft on Galvanism.
li. Because 1 find great freedom and
liberty iu the Presbyterian church and
the greatest possible charity toward
other churches. With many of them
1 feel that our differences are no t - -en-
tial bar to Christian fellowship.
I could welcome *u> my pulpit the
Ccmgregationalist. the Methodist, the
I Lutheran, the Episcopalian, tho Bup-
I list or any of what are known in our
' day as the Evangelical churches.
I But we do not seek to correspond
with certain othei* cults, because the
I differences of belief seem to us to be
' radical and not susceptible of concilia-
lion, yet, doubtless, they are as honest
as myself in taking their risks for the
future, but I cannot comprehend tho
ground on which they build their hopes.
I believe a man may be a Christian
without being a Presbyterian, but no
man can be a true Presbyterian with-
out being a Christian.
The standing objection to our doc-
trine is that those who are to be saved
will bo saved, do what they may, and
that those who are to bo lost will be
lost, do what they can. There is to iiy
mind no force in this. Ijcchuso salvation
is tho last link in a chain of contingen-
cies which involve both human and di-
vine election that is, such a co-opera-
tion of God and man in working and
the result that, If either falls, all will
The infidel sneer that Christians be-
lieve In hell-torments for the comfort
and consolation it brings to them,
should be paralleled by the belief of
society in prisons and scaffolds for the
comfort and consolation it affords
X. Y. Z.
(CONTINUED NEXT WEEK,)
CITIZENS STATE BANK
H. .1. WHITLEY, GEO. D.OItPUT, I. A. DUNSMOOR, II. C. AUUFF
II. T. SMITA, M. T. CLARK, J. T. PARSONS.
(1USTAV Tin i.AN.
1 no. w. nick.
V ice President
C1IAS. A. NEWMAN,
The Stock Exchange Bank.
Capital Stock $50,000.
DOES A (iEXEliAL B. IXKIXG BUSIXESS.
DIRECTORS. , „
Gustav Thelan Clms. F. Ashley, Michael Kichhoff,
So. N. Nyce, }• M'
S. II Homer. Kelso.
HICKS FOR JUNE
What the St. Louis Weather Pro-
phet has in Store for Us
Disturbances will appear eastward
the 3rd, leaving pleasant weather be-
hind. The 7th and 8th will bring high-
er temperature with storms. About
the loth will begin to (.j-ow excessively
warm, which will increase during the
11th and 1-th, or until general storms
of rain, thunder and wind in result. A
series of storms each afternoon and
evening for several days will likely oc-
cur at this time, running Into secon-
dary disturbances about the 17th and
18th. The 20th to 2">th is a regular
-toiin period right at the crisis of June
MiUtici. Heavy rains and violent
electrical and atmosphere pertubations
will be natural. Bright, pleasant flays
and nights will follow up to 28th. The
munth ends warm and stormy. ' la/.ette.
Hetall De l#r hi
Oclcl Work ii specialtij.
J. G. Tompkins. Manager.
Q. M BUGKLEIS,
Many men think' that newspaper
men are persistent dunnors. By the
way of comparison lei us suppose that
a farmer raises 1 ,(ltM) bushels of w 1 leat
u year and sells it to 1,000 persons in
all pa:ls of the country, a greater por-
tion of them saying: "1 will hand you
a dollar in a short time." The farmer
does not want to appear small and says
"all right." Soon the 1,000 bushels
are gone, but ho lins nothing to how
for it, and then he realizes that lie has
fooled away his entire, crop and its
value lo him is clue him in a thousand
little driblets, consequently he is seri-1
ousl v cmbarassed in his business, be-
came liis debtors, each owing him one
dollar, treat it its a small matter and
think it would not help much. * on-
tinue this kind of business year in and
year out as the publisher does, how
long would la' stand it.' A moments
thought will convince anyone that a
publisher has cause for persistent dun-
CHICS AND CHOCS PAID.
1,1, . 1vu1,
Canned, Green and Dried Fruits
Highest Price Paid for Country Produce
FIKST DOCK NORTH OF POST OFFICE.
Meals at all Hours.
BOARD BY THE DAY OR WEEK.
First-elass Bakery in Connection,
- . v Fresh Pies, Cakes, Bread, Canned
Fruits and Confectioneries.
(ilVU ME A CALL.
W. A. RANDALL, PROP.,
I eat at ti e Rock Island Ave., Buse-Sacket Block,
(it'iu i afe.
1 don't but
am going to.
The Choctaw* are paid, so are the
Chickasaws. Green McCurtain, the
Choctaw treasurer, and the balance of
the delegation started west to-night
with the warrants for the money drawn
on the sub-Treasury at St. Louis. The
whole amount of the appropriation wits
r-,901,(100. An error of aboul ¥49,000
was afterward discovered ami tho In-
dians remitted it. Of tho ballance the
Choctaw - got 31.ol 4,0.14. tie' < hieka-
sii ws #735.1)82. A balance of $ti!(2,UOO
was left in Washington, presumably
for Robert L. Owen, as the 20 percent,
attorney fee due in the affair.
Today J. Hale Sypher filed a second
protest against tho payment of the
money to the Choc La ws w i tli the Second
Comptroller of the Treasury. He got
•old reception. The warrants wore
turned ovel just the same. A story
•ame to the ears of Secretary Hoke
Smith yesterday that an effort was be-
ing made to blackmail the t hoctawsat
the last moment. Secretary Smith
sent for Capt ain stanley of the Choc-
•'1 learn," said Secretary Smith,
"that some parties are trying to black-
mail your people out of some money on
the threat that I am about to hold your
money, and that they have influence
with ino sufficient to change my mind
and get me to pay it over. I wanted
to say to you that all this is false.
Your money will be paid to you as soon
as the routini ■ work can bo done. I am
not going to hold it up, and no one ha>-
any influence with me except when ho
is urging what I think is right. ^<>u
must not pay anyone any money for
any pretended intluenee with me: if
you do I'll resent it as an insult."—
Kansas City Times.
H5T. IB. "W -A- S S ,
(Succcssor to WRIGHT'S BAZAAR.)
Wo are now receiving a large and complete stock of spring
n'oods. We buy for CASH, and defy competition. Call and ex-
amine our stock and lie convinced of the truth.
Three cloors north of P. O.
W. 1ST. HUBBELL, manager.
E. I). HUMPHREY,
SKC. AND Trkas.
El Reno Mill & Elevator Co.,
Millers and Grain dealers.
Highest Market Price Paitl for Grain of all kinds. Ask ycur
grocer for the following brands of flour if you want the best:
el reno—Best Patent. mistletoe—Patent.
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