The El Reno Democrat. And Courier-Tribune. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 4, No. 50, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 18, 1894 Page: 1 of 8

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T. F. HEX'SLEY, Proprietor.
$1.25 PER. YE A R
Volume 4-
Number- SO
The train men on the Rock Island
road have been in the habit of lock
ing the doors of the coaches on all
night trains while taking coal at the
chute just this side of Dover for some
time past. The object of this pre-
caution is to keep train robbers that
are supposed to lurk around among
the hills and gulches of this seques-
tered nook, trom boarding the train.
Last night just before the train
Convicted of Murder and
capes the Same
Gone to Join Tom King in Five
Minutes After the Ver-
dict is Rendered.
rpirhed the chute it was suddenly ~
. --Mental < Hide Maddox is again at large. Hit
brought to a stand by the ac ■ ,.llH0 H(,ajllHt him for killln
killing of a man riding on the ten- 1[nH Rl oklahotaa City
der. Belore the real cause for the |hat* been on trial at Wichita,
sudden stopping of the train was |<an., for the last week. The jury
Washington, i). C\. Jan. 15.—The
following letter was forwarded by Sec-
retary Carlisle to Senator Vorhees,
chairman of the Finance committee of | ac^ «binuaij 11- 1 •«)
the senate:
Treasury Department, Office of the j
Secretary, Wash ing ton, I>. C. Jan. l.'J.
18W4.—Hon 1). W. Vorhees, chairman j
eomuiitleo on finance. Ignited States i
Senate: Dear Sir-In compliance with ; .
the honor jJ
will is8uk bonds.
Authority to issue and well bonds for
the purpose of maintaining specie pay-
ments was expressly conferred upon
the secretary of the treasury by the
but it has not
been exercised since 1879, and on ac-
count of the high rate of interest pro-
vided for, and the length of time such
bonds would have to run, 1 have not
been satisfied that such an mergvney
lias heretofore existed as would clearly
Strong Speeches Made by John
son, of Ohio, Burke,
Cochran, Bryan.
Speeches Limited to
Minutes This Week.
your verbal request I liuv*- m« uw. .
to submit forthe consideration of the
g Mul- linanee committee of t he >onat« statt , lliatt i ial improvement in the financial of Wilson and Hurrows,
, December ments -bowing tin- actual, condition of 11.undit{<)n ()f tho ,r,)VerBmont is so prob- 1 the Ohio free-trader, hi
But the necessity for relief at this
time is 80 urgent, and the prospect of
brought in a verdict Tuesday morning*
of murder in the first degree. C'ol. J.
W. Johnson, Mattox's attorney, made
a motion for a new trial. Sentence
was suspended until the court could
pass on the motion and the orisonor
was taken back to jail. This was
about 11:30 a. in., and by 7:30 that ove-
retgned ] ning Clyde was breathing the free air
that the ^ libeity.
again H was i ,.i >rntd tile EXPLANATION OF THE JAILER,
diamaud pins which adorned the T<( rc,) ,,f thl. wi.-J.ita
bosoms of Charley Beacom and John Bum)Wg glld;
V. Moffitt, of this city, had Qisap i noticed all the prisoners in the
peared Several El Reno passen- I corridor of the rotary but Clyde and I
board who appreciate a j called for him. Receiving no response
it, instituted \ I went to searching. I went into the
sjn. corridor and I linked other prisoners if
they knew where Clyde was, and they
] said he was there just a moment ago.
of the owners, rhe boys, however, j "One prisoner said he had just then
were soon rewarded for their trouble j „one back in rear of the rotary,
by finding that Moffit's pin had slip- | "I walked around the rotary and
ped down an I lodged in his sock j failed to find him. 1 knew that there
~-0,t ou"iv was a bar cut off in the north window
and Beacom's was nice y stored away
dllu , of the second story of the rotary room,
in the waistband ol his pantaloons, ( ^ liferht atl(1 went
up there and
a receptacle which showed that it foun(j t)le window raised and the bar
had been made to do service on for- ]out, and the door at the west end of
known, the wildest excitement pre-
vailed. women screamed, men clam-
bered out of the windows and every-
body wiih pocket books involuntari-
ally clutched them, expecting the
next moment to be required to ren-
der an account at the muzzle of a
Winchester When quiet
was noticed
good joke when they sec i
a search lor the missing jewels,
gularly enough against rhe protests
mer occasions. Th^ boys prom-
ised to "set em up" if they would
not give it away to the robbers.
the full floor open.''
New York Life.
custody awaiting advices from the an-
i thoritiesat Wichita.
Later—Clyde Maddox, the con-
demned murderer, was arressted here
at 5 o'clock this afternoon. He was
on an east bound Missouri Pacific pas-
Mr. A. S. Johnson, the gentleman- • senger train and was taken in tow by
ly representative of the New York , Under Sheriff Colter and City Marshal
,, ■ Connally, who have the murderer in
Life Insurance Co., is in the city [ •>> ,
week. Mr. Johnson's home
Hillsboro, Texas, but he has been
instructed b> the company lie repre Committee Meeting.
sents, to come to Oklahoma to estab Pursuant to a call of C. W. Gould,
lish a central office for the company chairman, tho county central com
in the teiritorv Mr. Johnson has ; mittee of Canadian county, met at the
looked Hie ground all over and has l>' bate court room in this eily Satur-
i 4 day. January 13, 1894. Chairman
decided to locate their "'"'''J0" | Gould cailed the meetiog to order, and
headquarters in hi Reno, * r. Jo in upon motion Mr. Redder was elected
secretary. A committee upon creden-
tials was appointed, and reported the
following persons as committeemen
from their respective precincts, and
entitled to seats in the meeting.
Union City, G. W. Dixon: Yukon,
H. A. Huh kins; Frisco, W. A. Hancock:
Matthewson, Joseph Smelzer: Reno
City, I. N. Terrell: ltock Island, ('. W.
Hinson; Okarche, Charles Spieee by
Wm. Brown, proxy; No. 1, Isaac Scott:
No. 2. W. C. Hennessey, W. W. Bash,
proxy; No. .'J. M. C. McCall; No. 4. B.
F. Neal, E. L. Dunn, proxy: No.
Henry Fraas: El Reno. No. I, E. J.
Simpson: No. 2. Wm. Redder; No. "1,
J. J. O'Rourk. Mustang and Purcell
not represented.
1 iespectful 1 y submitted,
H. H. Haskins.
Wm. W. Busii.
J. J. O'Roi'HK.
Upon motion the following resolu-
tions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas. It is believed to be very
detrimental to the interests of the dem-
ocratic party < f this county and terri
tory, that John H. Burford, associate
justice of the supreme court, Horace
Speed, district attorney, C. ftlndsen
son will establish his office in this
city at once. He will move his fam-
ily hete and make l'.l Reno his home.
The esiablishment of headquarters,
in this city, of an old line com
pany representing the capital
lhat the New York Lite does, is
fraught with great possibilities for El
Geo. M. Crowe has to vacate his
rooms February 15. He has no
place to put his immense stock and
he proposes to sell the dry goods,
groceries and clothing at prices nev-
er before heard of. Times are hard
now, and this is a fine opportunity to
buy first class goods for little money.
Hon. Joseph Smel/er was down from
his farm in Matbewson township, last
Saturday, representing that precinct
at the meeting of the democratic eoun-
ty central committee. Senator Smel-
zor represented Canadian county in
the council of the first legislature and |
was recognized as one of the leaders of j
the treasury on the tweltli day of tho |
present inrtnth and an estimate of tho
receipts and expenditures during the
remainder of this month and the
month of February. It will he seen
from the statement that there is an ur-
gent necessity for such immediate
action as will replenish the coin re-
serve and enable this department to
continue payment of the public expens-
es and discharge the obligations of the
government to pensioners and other
lawful creditors.
When my annual report was pre-
pared it was estimated that the ex-
penses during the current fiscal year
would exceed the receipts to the
amount of about $28,000,000 and I
asked congress for the authority to is-
sue and sell bonds or other forms of
obligations to an amount not exceeding
$50,000,000, bearing a low rate of inter-
est and having a reasonably short time
to run, to enable the secretary of the
treasury to supply such deficiencies as
might occur in the revenues.
The estimate then made was based
upon the assumption that the worst ef-
fects of our financial disturbances had
already been realized and there would
be a substantial increase in the reve-
nues for the remainder of the year.
While it was not believed that the
deficiency then existing would be sup-
plied by increased revenues in the
future, it was hoped that no additional
deficiency would occur, but the receipts
and expenditures during the month of
December and up to the I2th day of
the present month show that the esti-
mates of a deficiency of $28,000,000 at
the close of the year was much too low.
I f the same average monthly defi-
ciencies should continue the total dif-
ference between the receipts and
expenditures on the 30th of July next
Will he $78, 167,542. According to the
best estimate that can be made, the
total receipts during the present month
and the month of February will be $41-
900.000, and the total expenditures will
be $00,300,000, showing a deficit during
the two months of $18,400,000, but this
does not include any payments on ac-
count of the sugar bounty, claims for
which to the amount of of nearly
000,000 have already been presented
and are new under investigation in the
lematical That unless authority to issue
Tho tariIT discussion has absorbed
the entire attention of Congress for
the last ton days. After the speeches
Tom Johnson,
had the Hour and
e | delivered a strong speech in support of
- the Wilson bill; yet, he said, the bill
tions bearing lower rate of interest
than that specified in the existing law
is granted by congress at a very early
day, I shall feel constrained by a sense
of public duty to exercise the power
already conferred, to the extent at
least of producing an adequate coin re-
If this action should lie taken, con-
gress ought, nevertheless, to provide
promptly for the deficiency in the rev-
enues during the current fiscal year,
and I will, from time to time, advise
your committee of the condition of the
Treasury in order that thin subject
may receive due consideration. I have
the honor to be, yours very respect-
fully, J. G. Carlisle, Secretary.
It will appeal* from this statement
that the gold reserve has been reduced
to $74, 108,149, and it is evident from
the condition of the treasurv that the
Liberty Notes.
Success to the Democrat.
Beautiful weather at present.
Mrs. Eli Barclay is quite sick.
Rev. Gregory assisted by He v. Sid-
ney Talbot, has been holding a revival
meeting at Liberty the past week, and
expect to continue for some time.
Mr. Barrett has concluded to discon-
tinue his store at Liberty.
A very large crowd attended preach-
ing here last Sunday night, some coin-
ing from quite a distance.
Quite a number of our people at
tended the lyceum at PJeasant View.
They report a good tim,e.
Owing to the revival, the lyceum
here adjourned until the first Wednes-
day after it closes, so we will not have
much literary news this week.
Mrs. Newland was calling on Mrs.
Scattergood Monday morning.
Miss Francis Rohr is still growing
worse. She is not expected to live.
Liberty has a bright prospect for a
feed mill.
Miss Mary Hunter has been \ ery sick
for the past week.
Jim McClure reports a high time at
the "salvation" oyster supper.
There was an anti-statehood conven-
tion at school No. 40, Tuesday night.
Misses Fannie and Agnes Barclay
are still visiting at Judson. Poco.
Broke Jail
Last Monday night two prisoners
made their escape from the jail by
making a hole through the brick wall
at the northeast corner of the jail.
They were both negroes. One of them
was serving a short term for petit lar-
ceny, and his time would have expired
in eight days. The other, who goes by
the familiar name of "Shine," was eon-
did not go far enough and attacked the
democratic party for the conservative
manner in which they handled the
tariff question. He was an out and out
free-trader and was not afraid to let
the world know where he stood. Mr.
Johnson is an extensive manufacturer
and said that he was a thorough mo-
nopolist himself and would take advan-
tage of all the bad laws tho republi-
cans could make, but did not believe in
defending those laws in congress. Sev-
eral members undertook to interrupt
him by asking him questions, but he
had the facts and figures so thoroughly
at his command that ho was always
able to give them a satisfactory an-
The past week has been most impor-
tant from a political standpoint in late
years. It. has been regarded as the
culminating event in the political his-
tory of the country in the last decade
The democratic party are fully i
power ami the public is expecting leg-
islation at their hands that will be in
the interest of the masses as against
the classes.
The republicans, knowing that their
favorite theories of protection
doomed, are making Herculean efforts
backed by every trust and corporation
in the land, to thwart the will of tho
people. The one great event of the
week was the speech of Burko Coch-
ran, of New York, in support of tho
Wilson bill. His speech was consid-
ered the most eloquent and powerful
speech delivered during the debate.
The people that hud predicted that he
would oppose the bill were disap-
pointed. for he planted himself square-
ly on the democratic platform and
made an unanswerable argument io
support of the measure. That rising
young democrat from Nebraska, Bryan,
also made a strong, logical argument
against protective tariff and in support
of the Willson bill. The republicans
put forward their best men but they
wer clearly outmatched all along tin
line and it is conceded by everybody
that the bill will pass the house as
soon ns a vote can be reached.
The bill is being read section by sec-
tion this week and it is now open for
amendments. Speeches are now lim-
ited to •" minutes each. No great
change in any of the tariff schedule is
likely to be made, as the party will
work together to prevent injecting
amendments into the measure that
will be for the benefit of favorite in-
dustries, no matter what Influences are
Horrible Murder at Guthrie
Another cold-blooded murder has
been committed on the streets of Guth-
rie. S. H. Foss, a prominent citizen
and wholesale grocery man of King-
fisher, was shot dead last Friday morn-
ing, about 100 feet west of the Royal
hotel, by George Derr. Derrsaw Foss
coming out of the hotel and he knelt
down and took deliberate aim with a
shot gun, at Foss and tired two shot-
filling him with buck shot. Derr re-
loaded his gun and ran nciMsf. the
street, to where Foss fi ll, pi:.ceil the
muzzle « f the gun within a foot of bis
head and fired, the shot completely
tore off the murdered man's face. Derr
w as immediately placed under arrest
and locked up in the United States
The killing was the culmination of a
feud of long standing. The sister of
Derr is said to have been the mistress
of Foss, he having bought a claim for
her in Kingfisher county. It seems
that old man Derr, George's father,
and George objected to the attention
shown the girl by Foss and there has
been a bitter feud existing between
them until about two weeks ago when
old man Derr was shot dead one night
in his own barn lot. No one knew who
the assasin was but suspicion rested
on S. 11. Foss and the Belvill boys.
They were arrested and taken to Guth-
rie, ami were having a preliminary
hearing before Judge Pat Cassaday, at
the time of the murder of Foss.
Foss was a typical western man, gen-
erous and open hearted, but cared lit-
tle for the code of moral ethics. He
had at one time accumulated a very
large fortune, but had lost most of it in
speculation, lie is now supposed to
be worth about $75,000 and had a large
insurance on his life. The State Cap-
tal in speaking of the murder says:
Another deliberate murder has
stained the streets of Guthrie. On the,
face of the thing it seems inexscusable.
It was done cruelly, brutishly and
heartlessly. Some awful force must
have had hold of the boy who held
that gun and so cooly did the deadly
work. Ho iniut have felt withm him-
self a justification, i If, as bis friends
believe, young Derr thought as truly
as he lived that FWss bad seduced his
sister and killed l/is father, then earth
and heaven should say the penalty is
just, though the public will revolt at
the manner of it. If Foss1 story, and
that of his friends is true that Foss
had had no improper relations with
Miss Derr, and that young Dorr per-
haps killed his own father by mistake,
then the murder is wholly unjustifia-
ble und bestial. But the volcano rag-
ing in the heart of Derr must have had
some awful feeling of injustice to feed
and grow it; for the true development
of this case, the public anxiously wait.
vie ted more than a year ago of break- brought to bear.
Methodist Annex.
The Methodist Episcopal church of
Oklahoma at tne recent conference
held at Guthrie, appointed an educa-
tional board to determine as to the ad-
visability of locating an educational
institution in this territory. Bishop
Vincent, of Topeka, is president of the
board of trustees. The board did not
deem it advisable at the present tim<
to attempt to found aji educational in-
tit ut ion, but have decided upon a
departmedt will have no means to de- jng. jnl() lt |)aWn shop, but owing to his i 'hairninn Wilson has written a strong plan that is original wi
And although there was an(j ^-ap prather, deputy United Stat
barges of bribery made iaai.gijalB and R. R. Hickox, postmas-
ter at El Rano, longer perform the du-
ties of their respective offices, there-
Be it resolved, By the democratic
county central committee of Canadian
county, in meeting assembled, that we
most urgently, request their removal
ind the appointment
that body.
against members of that body in con-
nection with the location of the capi-
tal, Mr. Smel/.er's name was never
tarnished by being connected with any
of these charges. Mr. Sim lzer lias not
been in sympathy with the administra-
tion upon tlie silver question
frank enough to say si
nizes the fact that be is i
the rank and tile of th
party, and that th- only hop.
ing legislation upon financial questions
in'the" interests of tho people must
come through that party.
and is
but lit* veeog-'
in accord with
f Beeur-
Tlie Alva l'ioneri' miv- there is a
rami in that county circulating a peti-
tion to present to the next Oklahoma
legislature ttsking to have the name,
prairie dog, changed to prairie squir-
rel; that he is tired of eating dog.
f democrats in
their places, at a very early date, and
that a copy of these resolutions be
transmit!. <i by the chairman and sec-
retary. to the president, attorney gen-
eral and post-master general at Wash-
ington. D. C., and to lion. K. I). Nix,
I'nited States Marshal, at Guthrie, O.
j posed of or <
It was moved and carried that a tee, the gre
committee of three be appointed to | which are
formulate a basis of representation for branches of
fray the ordinary expenses of the gov
eminent unless a large part of tin;
payments are hereafter made out of
that fund, if this is done, the reserve
will be reduced by the 1st of February
to about $56,(501,864, a sum wholly in-
adequate for the purpose for which it
is created. On account of this critical! a ]ong time and
condition^ the treasury 1 have con-
sidered it my duty, in addition to the
earnest reccommendations contained
in my annual report, to appear twice
before your committee, and after a full (jone(]
explanation of the situation urge
prompt legislative action upon this
With the permission of the commit-
tee I have prepared and presented for
it- consideration a bill which, if
promptly passed, would, in my opinion,
meet all the requirements of the situa-
tion by providing the nec<--ar\ means
I for defraying th<; public expanse- and
)in reserve to such
ire the maintenance
I forms of United
•y. While this proposed
lief has not yet been dis-
nsid' red b\ the cumin it-
differences of opinion
nown to exist in both
•ongress concerhing the
youth, was given a jail sentence instead letter to
of being sent to the penetentiary. A pet i tlx • hom
tion is now pending before the governor j on the sessions of tin- house until
for his pardon, which no doubt would ! final vote is taken. A vote will b«
the democratic members of
urging prompt attendance-
have been granted as it was signed by
all the leading citizens and officials of
the county. He has been a trusty for
sould bave gotton
away most any time if he had so de-
sired but there w as no reason why he
would want to run otT now that h<
would doubtless soon have been par
But he ran otT once before last
pring, went down into Washita county
ken about the 2oth ult.
Has the Welfare °f Guthrie
at Heart.
Mr. Turner is a sterling democrat
and although a comparatively young
man is reputed to he one of the wealtli-
ier-tj if not the riele -t men in the ter-
ritory. He ha- an interesting family
of a wife and two children, and lii
Bishop Vin-
cent and will do much to strengthen
our university at Norman. His plan is
to establish a home that will be an
annex to the university of the terri-
tory and to be under the control of the
church, where the moral and religious
interests of the sons and daughters of
members of the church will be as
carefully guarded as they would be in
a denominational school, while they
will receive all of the advantages of
where he married a yoin
maiden and it is probable
gone back down there,
hoped that be will not
Neither of them were lo
cells, but wt re allowed t-«
eorrider as it was not ti
i CI i.
il as
he has tin
, ,
of tin
ii at tempi
on of so
the university. Th
a proposition to tin-
man ask i ng for live
board submitted
citizens of Nor-
t.v grounds. The
accept e
Notice to Teachers-
an extent as
of the parity
States eurrei
measure of r<
each precinct in the next county con- propriety of
vention, and to report at the next amended autli
meeting of the committee. Th
As appointed K. J. Simpson, Win.
irit v to i:
sue bonds
QuaThelan and -JohnMcClain, mem-
bers of the board of eounu eommis-
siohers and S. W. Wood, surveyor,
we fit out west of the city to a point on
the North(Canadian river l.'lmiles v,e-t.
to locate abridge across the river that
the commissioners ha ve ordered. Thi*
bridge will be of great benefit to Kl
Reno for people living north of tie
river have
'the bill will be -especially applicable ' eock and Charles Spiece, as the com- „n th, subject can bo secur
in Heaver county." we would suggest J mittee. On motion J. .I. O Rourk was j to provide the means win
that Col. Ormsbee would be the proper j elected treasurer of the committee.
man to champion the measure, before The committee adjourned suhjec
the next legislature. the call of the chairman.
been compelled to go away lei - who ha\
hair any form, or forany porpose, render it from Kl Keiio to do their Iradingas 11 public plao-.
Han-1 doubtful whether new legislation up- Is impossible to ford the river a good
The people <
be taxed out of existence to
debts occasioned by thie\e>
• .
pay the
and bood-
wav into
Hut ti
Huhtaot enn he secured in time portion of the year. No tax payer can The Mattox trials have cost the I >.
. 1 ivz. - iru wMf,-,.™, yjgs.
! perativoly demanded in order to pre- tial bridges. ..n Ilu \ pei maner l [jjinit that he lias more to fear from
The committee adjourned subject to | serve the credit and honor of the Improvements that will add to the val- consumbtlon than he has from the
ue of every foot of land in the county gn llows.
• ! i l' i 'Us training as an
essential part of the education of their
children . s tho literary and scientilic.
If Hishop Vincent's plan was adopted
by all the leading denominations iu
the territory, there would be no neces-
sity for church schools; but members
of all denominations could receive the
advantages of the university yet know-
that their children were being cared
for by their own church.

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