The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 18, Ed. 1 Friday, June 9, 1893 Page: 4 of 6
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THE EL RENO DEMOCRAT.
T. F. HENSLEY, Editor.
The west side got it where the chick-
en gut the nx.
The Democrat l not h town or
The Democrat is not an i rgan lor
any clique or ring.
The professional politician is not in
it. with this administration.
The Democrat owns its plant, its
building and is not mortgaged tor a
Oklahoma is about the only section
of country in the new couthwett that
is blessed with an excellent wheat and
The Democrat stands on its own
merits it is not bribed by any town or
county officers lo keep their records
There will be an election again in
a little more than ti year. Then cor-
ruption and rascality will cense in
When ever public officers invest in
newspapers to white wash and cover
up their rascality, tiie taxpayers may
look out, they will have to foot the
bills in time.
The Times-Journal contained a long
flattering biography of ox-Governor
Seay, yesterday. It In customary for
now^pttpepH to write nicoohituarieMup-
on the decease of men either politi-
cally or corporally.
It in the general belief that the crisis
in money matter** in the euwt will help
Oklahoma and other new fields in the
west; that people will withdraw their
money from banks and beg-in to seek
investments in real estate and loans on
real estate security.
Miss Mary Avey, who was appointed
judge of election in the First ward of
this city at Tuesday's election, was the
first female judge to preside in this
territory. She discharged the duties
with credit to herself and to the entire
satisfaction of the public.
Why is it, that in a time of profound
peace and in the midst of an era of
plenty the country is brought face to
face with a panic almost as startling
as in 1873? If the fault is not with
our financial system, will some of
our gold bug exchanges explain the
Governor Renfrow has appointed the
following named gentlemen as dele-
gates to represent Oklahoma at the
inter-state railway conference called
to meet at Lincoln. Neb., June 28.
They are: Eugene Wallace, Oklahoma
City: Col. Robert McReynolds, Guth-
rie; Geo. Orput, El Reno; Bird V.
Pension Commissioner Loch re n has
organized a board of revision, consist-
ing of twenty-three members, who will
draw from the admitted tiles as rapidly
as practicable all cases allowed under
section second of the act of June 27,
18iK), aggregating over 300,000, to de-
termine whether the allowances were
in accordance with law.
P. H. Coney, of Topeka, Kansas, has
gone into the show business at the
World's fair. He has a group of Lap-
landers, with their reindeers, dogs
and sledges. He only lacks the addi-
tion of Jasperite V. Mottitt. with whom
he was recently associated in purifying
Kansas politics, to make his menagerie
complete. John would make a drawing
card—for a while.
U. S. Marshal Nix, will not take
charge of the office, until, June 30th
the end of the fiscal year. This will
greatly simplify matters, in the way
of turning over the books, as all ac-
counts with the government will be
squared up to that date by Mr. Grimes,
leaving the new marshal to begin on
the first day of the official year, with
no unfinished business on hand.
The "sawbuck" Democrats of the
territory are sour and morose because
Cleveland does not give them the
offices. It is amusing to a republican
to see the "sun dance'' which these
poor fellows go through with every
night, in the back room of saloons or
some other secluded resort. While
their mutterings are not openly loud,
they are extremly deep.—Oklahoma
correspondent for St. Joe Herald.
L. P. Ross wired to Henry W. Scott
on Sunday: "Come on first train."
Scott went. Ross claims his backing
and the governor's strong endorsement
by letter and by wire will get Scott
the district attorneyship this week.
The slate is Roy Hotlman for assistant
district attorney. Our boy Roy is tru-
ly a great man. He has been the bone
and sinew of democracy for many years
here—while in a republican land offico
—and must be rewarded. To gover-
nor's secretary, editor of the govern-
or's organ and school land commission
er add assistant district attorney and
Roy, the sawbuck's joy, will be on the
pathway of suitable reward for his un-
swerving and influential zeal as a dem-
ocratic "wah hoss."—State Capita'.
Clyde Mattox is again in jail: thi>i
time on a charge of highway robbery, j
The west side has gotten nothing
yet and will get nothing. This is ofti ;
The Courier says that Rider and'
Billy McHugh are acting as god-fat hers j
to tin' Minstrel.
Henry Scott, of Oklahoma City, will
bo the next United States Attorney,
mark the prediction.
Has the parasite who presides over
the Herald any money to put into the
fair? Mono> and not wind talks.
Major Weigle, known to many 111
Reno people, has been bounced from
the office of Special Agent of the In-
A committee was appointed at the
last meeting of tlx; Commercial club to
investigate the alleged charge that a
lumber trust has been formed in El
Reno to keep up the price of building
The president has returned from
his recent outing, much benefitted.
He will begin with renewed vigor the
work of bringing the various branches
of the government under democratic
control. A secretary, two more judges
and six land offico appointments for
Oklahoma, please. Leader.
The county fair scheme was origin-
at \d in the Democrat office by Tom
Russell, Charles Peterson, J. A. ('aid-
well and ono of the proprietors of this
paper. Mother Sawyer was not in it.
He was too busy working up his bogus
scheme to robafew enthusiastic friends
of the girl competitors for a dead-head
ticket to the World's Pair.
Grover Cleveland pro tom has been
in Oklahoma for two weeks past in the
person of a special agent named An-
drews. He gave it out that he had
been sent here to look up "tillers" for
land offices and other places of public
trust. Democrats flocked to hisaugust
presence In droves. He was a much
interviewed man and got wined and
dined gorgeously. He swung around
the circle, picking out goods as he
went which he could certify is "all
wool and a yard wide." Grover it
novel always and this deputizing of a
"selector" of prime beeves from the
democratic herd right here on the lo-
cal range proves him to be a rare nov-
elist indeed.—State Capital.
It was a comical sight to see a little,
drunken, bench-legged listo, fro in Ok-
lahoma, whiningand simpering around
the corridors of the Department of Jus-
tice trying to find its way into the At-
torney General's office, with the view
of informing his honor that the attor-
ney (?) for Canadian county, brother
Ed. and a few other so called sprigs of
like ilk, desired the removal of Judge
Burford and the appointment of Pa or
some other great (?) lawyer in his stead.
It is related of him that when he final-
ly found a hole in the wall and went in-
to it, unnoticed, between some man's
legs who happened to have legitimate
business with the Attorney General,
and tried to make his wants known,
that Mr. Olney looked down on him
with an expression of mingled pity and
disgust, but condescended to tell him
that no removals would be made where
the present incumbent was honorable
There is strong talk of forming an
organization in this section of Ok la
homa. to devise ways and means of
putting a stop to an organized system
of robbery or blackmailing which has
been carried on with increasing bold
ness ever since the opening of the ter-
ritory to settlement, in 1885), compared
with which, freebooting, highway
robbery or the depredations of the
common footpad, is a respectable call-
ing. Wo allude to the nefarious prac-
tice tolerated by the land offices of this
section, in which thieves, perjurers
and unprincipled attorneys, so called,
are permitted to contest honest settlers,
simply for the purpose of extorting
money from them. It is claimed that
there is an organized gang in nearly
every neighborhood, and that El Reno
is not excepted, who co-operate with
unscrupulous attorneys at the land
offices, for a share of the blood
money extorted. The thing has been
carried on in many neighborhoods, to
such an extent that further endurance
is out of the question. The victims,
who are numbered by scores in almost
every neighborhood, say that it is a
common thing, even in older countries
than ours, for the people to organize
themselves into law and order leagues,
anti-horse thief associations and the
like, therefore why not organize for
the protection of the homestead, or the
hard earnings of a life time brought sin™,, cords and silent, resists
here to improve and make it habitable, pettlg) you „my be 8llro hl
es]>ecially when there is no protection
offered by the law against such crimes
and the land offices of the country, to
say the least, wink at such practices.
The peoplo are certainly justified in
taking the steps they contemplate.
Organize and petition the secretary to
throw around you such protection as
the law and the practice of his offico
will permit, and if that don't stop it,
obey the first and highest law of your
beings, and stop it yourselves.
June ti.—It is un-
derstood that the
will be discussed
at the special
meeting of the cab-
inot to be held to-
■w-s**•i-«3v—ip day will be that of
the condition of the treasury. The
shipments of gold from New York on
Saturday amounted to$l,"j00,0(>0, which
deducted from the gold reserve as stat-
ed on the treasurer's books, leaves the
balance at $8It,! 31,217, the lowest point
that has ever been reached. During
the past week the shipments have
amounted to Wl,"00,000, including the
$200,000 which went to Canada. Now
that the shipments have again begun
to be heavy the subject comes before
the administration qs one of no little
concern, for should this rate of gold
export continue it would not bo long
before the reserve would be reduced to
a figure that would l>c uncomfortably
small. At no period since specie pay-
ments were resumed, on January 1,
1870, has the net gold in the troasury
of the I nited States been so low as it
is today, yet while no uneasiness is felt
at the treasury department because of
the continued loss of gold from the
treasury, still Secretary Carlisle is not
unmindful of the fact that a limit may
be reached where the confidence re-
posed In the treasury by the people
may lie shaken. How to replete the
treasury with gold has been a problem
seriously considered by the adminis-
tration for some time. The issue of
bonds is the usual remedy suggested,
but it is known that the president is
not in favor of this alternative except
us the last resource, and even if they
are issued, treasury officials are not by
any means confident that the treasury
gold repleted in this way will long
Some of Mr. Cleveland's cabinet offi-
cers have boen very prompt to get in-
to rivalry with the democratic leaders
of their states and there appears to be
a great deal of trouble ahead. Lamont
and Dissell and of course Cleveland
himself propose to arrange the Now
York matters to suit themselves with-
out much reference to the wishes of the
two senators and the delegation in the
house. There will be no patronage
used for the express purpose of build-
ing up tho Hill party in the Empire
state. Hoke Smith stands out against
the whole Georgia delegation in the
house except one senator, claiming tho
right to dictate or at least to pass
judgment on all the appointments in
that state. He is trying to reorgan-
ize the party there and be the leader.
Carlisle has no special quarrel with
his delegation on account of his trying
to dictate, but there is a fight in every
district over pa tronage and he is kept
on his tiptoes to balance between the
pulling and hauling of the two fac-
tions. His ambition is not to build up
a Carlisle party in Kentucky, where
he is already strong enough, but he is
making pretty good progress toward
getting a strong Carlisle faction in the
party of the wholo country. All along
the line there is considerable pulling
and hauling and the democratic states-
men in congress are using strong lan-
guage to express their conviction that
a man holding office by appointment
should not control the patronage of
his state over the heads of elected rep-
resentatives of the great freo and in-
dependent office-seeking public.
The Presbyterian assembly has been
the overshadowing event in local his-
tory during the past week and the
Briggs trial has been the overshadow-
ing event of the assembly. Dr. Briggs
has at last been declared a heretic by
the chief body of tho Presbyterian
church and debarred from acting as a
minister of the church until ho recants
his so-called heretical views.
Memorial Day with all its glory and
all its sorrow has come and gone, and
was here fittingly observed.
The president has decided to call an
extra session of congress not h.ter than j
the 15th of September.
The republicans got from under tho
panic just in time to let the democrats
get it plump between the eyes.
THE EL RENO FEn
( anadian county has IKM) acres of
wheat that will average 20 bushels
pea acre, at a very conservative esti-
Our boss politicians at Washington
are still slandering and fighting each
other. L. P. Ross is now on the spit
receiving his share of the roasting.
Moral greatness consists not in the
office a man fills, or the elevation he
has reached by the zeal of his friends.
The humblest individual in the neigh-
borhood may in reality be the greatest
man in town. He is unknown by the
crowd, but in correct principles, mor-
al habits, unbending integrity, he
shows a grandeur of character which
no man in power can boast. His tal-
ents and exertions are forming and fix-
ing the principles of multitudes who
are not sensible of the influence he has
jpon them. Ho works silently, judic-
iously and constantly. This is moral
greatness. Where you find a man lead-
ing you along imperceptibly, as by
a pre-eminent degree the elements of
true greatness. Such an individual is
worth a ihouK. nl t ines as much as tho
man who neve • ' aised himself an inch
by his courage, his steadfastness, his
moral power or virtue.—Detroit Free
If you invest a dollar in the Demo-
chat you know that you will get52
papers during the year, without the
| jumping of a single cog.
A private telegram received this
forenoon says tho financial flurry has
passed. Confidence has been restored
and no further trouble is anticipated.
Can anyone tell what the damphool
who runs the Herald means by being
first to mention the county fair? Of
what consequence is it, if he did or did
"After death the resurrection." says
the good book. And the Courier after
passing through both of these condi-
tions, comes back to our table greatly
improved in its corporal appearance.
Private advice from Washington in-
dicates that a U. S. Attorney and Sec-
retary of the Territory will be appoint-
ed this week. Henry W. Scott seems
to have a pretty sure thing of it for
U. S. Attorney, but nothing is certain
as to Secretary.
The commissioner of the general
land office wants throe land offices cre-
ated in the strip, but Poky Smith is of
the opinion that one more land office
in addition to the Guthrie and King-
fisher offices will be able to take care
of the business.—Edmond Sun.
Mrs. T. F. Hensley returned, today,
from a visit among friends in Missouri.
The townsite board have completed
their work and will adjourn tomorrow.
.There is a probability that the elec-
tric light man will forfeit the $1000
bond he put up and allow the scheme
to fall through with.
Furnished room for rent, suitable for
two gentlemen, with board in private
family. Apply at first door north of
Choctaw livery stable. Evans avenue.
Mrs. S. S. Johnson, of Lancing, Kan-
sas, came in on the Rock Island today
noon and will make her future home
at this place, with her daughter Mrs.
E. F. Mitchell.
The New Bridge.
The contract was let for the bridge
across the South Canadian river, to
the Missouri Valley Bridge Co. The
structure is to be of wood and iron,
three spans of 70 feet each and will
cost complete, $2(>7.',>. It is located 22^
miles due west of El Reno, between
sections 28 and 33. township 13, rang 11,
N. J. CORETTE & CO.,
— Manufacturers of anil Dealers in— **
Chop I" eed, Corn Meal, : : :
: : : Graham Flour and Bran.
—CUSTOM WORK PROMPTLY DONE.—
toy* Farmers trade solicited. Highest market price paid for grain.
.J. T. Allison, Pres. A. F. Mastekman, \ ice Pres. 15. b. Still, Cash
The first National Bank,
EL liENO, ■0. T.
Directors: .1. T, Allison, A. F. Masterman, I. Jalonic, Sr., G. W. Dix-
on, C. L. Severy, G. H. Kerfoot, Ti. 1'". Still.
G_ E. PERRY,
The Largast Stock in Oklahoma Territory.
NORTH ROCK ISLAND AVENUE, EI, RENO.
ti r n e 11 13 r o s.,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
Plans and specifications furnished on application, for
either brick or stone work. Persons living at a distance
will do well to write us, and also contract their work with
us, We guarantee our work to be satisfactory to all.
Send us your plans and we will please you:
References: Canadian County'Bank; Davidson Case
Lumber Co. Correspondence solicited. Shop on Bick
ford Avenue, El Reno, Oklahoma.
E. J. SIMPSON, Manager,
-E. t. marsh, solicitor.
o. h. Alexander, Secretary.
About 40 persons met at the resi-
dence of S. L. Post Tuesday evening
throu£.i an invitation from Mr. and
Mrs TY'st, ihe occasion being an
ovation in honor of Rev. L. L. Smith
the pastor of the Baptist church, who
left the city Wednesday for Ottawa,
Kansas, where he fjoes to enter school.
Refreshments were served and the
ev ning was pleasantly spent and 11 any
spoke l :#h of the hospitality of Mr.
and Mrs. Post.
) - - STRIP.
Write to (1. T. Nicholson, G. P. &T. A., A. T. &
S. F. R. K , Topeka, Kansas, for free copy of illus-
trated folder describing
and the Tonkawa, Pawnee and Kickapoo Reserva-
tions, soon t<> he opened for settlement hy U. S. gov-
ernment, Millions of acres in the finest agricultural
country under the sun. waiting to he tickied hy the
husbandman's plowshare. This is almost the last
chance to obtain one of Uncle Sam's free farms.
For Salo by
rooms IT and 18 buse-sackett ulcck
El Reno Oicla. Ten,
£ ~GREATEST INVENTION OF THE AGE!
- MACHINES VCI"
W ill make over twenty different stvles of wo-
en wire fencing. Can l>e made light for yard,
lawn or poultry .or to stand a breaking strain of
40,000i)Ounds. It will not he injured by blcet,
Miowjieat. cold or flood. Will turn hordes, rat-
tle, sheen, bogs, dogs or poultry. It is a network
withoutKirbn, and will not injure Hock in anv
way. A man and boy can inako -10 to to roda
per day. It is the coming fence. 5U1 page cata-
logue free. Agents wanted in every county and
Herman Siuitn being* sole a„cnt for (. unauian ( ounty. sells town.- hi o and farm
rights. Headquarters at Arcade restaurant, Rock Island avenue, Ei Reno, Ok
- NEW YORK LIFE -
TO ZE^OZbTT I
$15,000,000, Surplus to Policy Holders.
F. S. MARTINSON,
Coal Oil. ; ;
' 2 Cjasoliiie.
Free tb livery to all parts of the city, prices as
A few of the Prominent Men of Oklahoma Insured in this Company
M. T. JOHNSON
H. M. JOHNSON
J. H. TUTTLE
W. G. WILLIAMS
B. P. SMITH
t'HAS. I- CAMPBELL,
GEORGE R. HEELER,.
. ill 00.
j; Y,V?£,9I^TT> $10,000.
G. THELAN 5 000
E F. MITCH ELI 5 (Mil/
MICHAEL EICHHOFF, 2 0(H)'
G. I'- OKPUT .... 5000
C. P. BAKTLEY o'ooo
AND MANY OTHERS. '
ROOMS 6, 7, it 8 HRICK BLOCK
Cor. llock Island & Woodson Streets
EL RENO, OKLA.
13. G. McKinnon,
GENERAL - EXECUTIVE - AGENT.
Chestkr HOWE. T. F. MCMKOIIAX.
uofvic «y hcnklhan.
ATTORNEYS ■ AT- LA II
Title practice a specialty
FRANK G. WHiTE,
A T T 0 R XE 1 'A TL AW.
Room C, Engle Block.
El Reno, : Oklahoma.
. THE, OKLAHOMA UNDERTAKING
Have moved into the Union Block. 011 Rock
Island. a\ enue. We carry a full and comolete
line of Undertaking Goods at
Hearse - and - Carriages - Furnished - When • Desired.
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