The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 6, 1894 Page: 1 of 8
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The Official Organ of the War Department and t lie Taxpayers of Canadian County.
T. F. HE.YSLE Y, Proprietor.
1'I'liLIS 11 El) EVERY THURSDAY.
ELLi RRNO, OKLAHOMA TBHKITOHY. THURSDAY, bEFTEMBRR fi, 1894.
'/.Jo PER 3'EAR
ALL BUT ONE.
The Hercules of Public Senti-
ment Has Cleansed the
CLEAN DEMOCRATS IN I HII S\I)I)LE.
And the Robl ci\ Roost Routed, Foot,
Horse and Dragoon.
pri < inct no. :i.
Last Saturday the local democrats of
Canadian county wore in eovention as-
sembled. The convention was called
to order by C. W. Could, chairman of
the county central committee, who on
account of the fact that he was a can-
didate before the convention, tendered
li is resignation and requested the con-
vention to select a temporary chairman
to take charge of its deliberations. J.
R. Smith, of Rook Island township was
chosen temporary chairman and H. F.
Fisher, of El Reno, secretary. The fol-
lowing doinmitt.es were then appointed:
permanent organization and or-
der of business.
F. ingle, W. H. Riley, El Buckley,
Dudley Phillips and R. Whitlock.
J. M. Rati iff, J. D. Herbert,.!. J. Lu-
cas. \I. Maloney, W. M. Martin.
W. (I. Henderson, B. F. Still, James
Hightower, D. H. f'illks. Adam Snow-
After an adjonrnment of about two
hours time in order to give the com-
mittees an opportunity to perform their
duties the convention was again called
to order to hoar the report, of commit-
permanent org anization.
Major Warren was chosen chairman,
H. ('. Acuff, secretary, a nd E. F. Mitch-
order of business.
The committee on order of business
reported the following order for mak-
ing nominations for county offices:
First, county attorney: second, probate
judge; third, treasurer: fourth, regis-
ter of deeds: lifth. County clerk sixth,
sheriff: seventh, superintendent of
schools; eighth, surveyor; Ninth, com-
missioner of district No. 1: Tenth com-
missioner of the second district.
The committee on credentials report-
ed the following persons entitled to
seats in the convention:
mustang pr ec i not.
R. A. Mitchell, J. .1 Lucas, John
Snyder, James Tippett.
E. Robertson, James Katliffe, Andy
Means; John Vanderslice.
purc ell precinct.
Major Warren, James Hightower, J.
A. L. Pope, Win. Martin, J. C. Turn-
er, Thompson as alternate for B. ,
James Overstreet, W. V. Mulvey,
Anton Bodieka. I). 1*. Phillips. Ed.
MATTHEWSON PREC '1 Ni"T.
,J. 1'. Phillips. Robert Fry. Holbart
reno < itv precinct.
John Hall, Adam Snowdon. A. Pow-
ROCK ISLAND PRECINCT.
J. It. Smith. Frand Ingles, Wm. Dil-
precinct no. 1.
Peter Carr, M. L. Cox.
precinct no. 2.
Cue. Japp. O. Meskimer.
J. N. Pile. M. C. McCall
precinct no. 4.
G. T. Wilson, B. F. Still.
J. 1). Hurbert; W. ( . Geary.
Ed Buckley, J. P. Submit
ward. L. Waldnian.
el reno no. 1.
li. Fisher. J. W. Maney.
el reno no. 2.
Thomas Hardy, Tom LeMuster
I). Wood) I.J. Moore.
el reno no. 3.
J. H.Sams, W. H. Riley, W. Q. Hen.
(1 arson. Wm. Bomire, FT. <'. AoutV.
The delegates at this convention
were all representative democrats
with but few exceptions. It was very
evident from oven a glance at the dele-
gates that they were not politicians,
that they were not hoodlums, but that
they were representative taxpayers
determined to select a different crowd
| to represent the people in the various
offices for the next two years to come.
They wore an intelligentand determin-
ed body of men as a number of obse-
quious sycophants found out to their
sorrow be fore they adjourned. They
were wined and dined and bee red, flat-
tered and cajoled, importuned and
threatened, promised the earth and the
fullness thereof, but it wouldn't work.
They came together in obedience to
the sentiment of the taxpayers of their
I respective communities and nothing
could swerve them from the path of
their duty. They sat, as immovable a
the Sphynx. while the hoodlums in th
back part of the house turned order in-
to chaos and yelled like savages at th
mention of a gang candidate, hoping to
make believe that he was popular, and
then proceeded to tui n him down without
so much as a complimentary vote. T]
majority of them, as we said be for
showed themselves to be m< n of into
rity, men of brains, and with sufficient
firmness to relegate the yellow dc
Canadian county politics to tin* roar
for all time to come. Canadian county
democracy can well feel proud of the
men she selected to represent her in
this convention. They did their work-
faithfully and well.
The committee on resolutions re-
turned a set of resolutions which we
failed to get and we don't think the
world lost much by the failure. In the
classic language of Shakspeare they
were "honey coolers," written wo are
told, by Dan I'eery, the water closet
statesman who came here from Oklaho-
ma county to teach the Canadian coun-
ty yahoos their a, b. c's in politics.
The battle opened with nominations
for county attorney. < 'barley Carswell
was put in nomination by J. C. Turner,
and A1 Jennings by Whitlock, and the
balloting at once proceeded. Carswell
was nominated upon the first ballot re-
ceiving 43 votes to Jennings' 14. The
announcement of this ballot struck con-
sternation to the hearts of the court
house gang. Their friends began to
filibuster and secured an adjournment
for supper and until 8 o'clock.
On reassembling the convention im-
mediately proceeded to the nomination
of a candidate for probate judge.
D. W. Talbot, C. W. Gould and Ma-
jor Simpson were placed in nomination
-k .i i
• . tr :
( lute. "Say I):ui where are we atC
Dan "Where are we at! Where was N«• I
turned him out to brOuse with the Penny royals."
ichadue/zar at. when the I.
chances, if he over had any, by circula-
ting among the delegates and trying to
whisper something in theire&rs. Wil-
son was nominated on the second bal-
lot, the vote standing as follows: Wil-
son .'12. Sharp 25.
register of deeds.
gist or of deeds the
persons were plaeed in nomination:
Frank Williams, Okarche, W. L.
Williams. El Reno. I J. Pratt. KocU
Island township. J. L. McMahon,
Union, Charles Rider, Union. Wm.
McHugh and <'. M. Buckles, El I
blanket over Sliurp.« , eouniy without knowing whether he e!ean sweep, hut it was prompted to do
owed the eounty an.v'hinjf or not. <> ' >o us ;i mtitl.*i* of party po!ie\ anil not
whether he hail made n settlement or j from any per -ma! objections to eilher
not. He offered to prove that what lie M r. Jackson or Mr. Killer. In fuel,
said was true by Mr. .lenninys and the personally we desired the nomination
county commissioners who were pros- j of each, but we felt that it was imprae-
ent, but no one seemed to care to hear , I ieuble to ask for it clean sweep, . xeept
from them, probably because no one I as to sheriff and regisior of deeds. It
For register of deeds the following would believe them, or that even one I looked loo much like milking fish of
was satisfied with the correctness i.J one and fowl of an ither. and believing
Jackson's statement. 1 that it was better (or one or two good
The lirst ballot showed Jackson 27. j men to be turned down than to take
Ellison 2d, Goodnight «. ; ;iny chances in nominating a crowd, the
Goodnight withdrew and a second J majority of whom had proven recreant
resulted as | to the tru«t iimuiMul in thom in the
I ho candidate lor probate judge is
0 \\ . Ialbott, a voting Missouri dem-
-rat w!io oaine to the territory at the
original opening and has resided here
ever since. Ao \vi,> elected to tile first
Oklahoma legislature and di-t:14uisli-
od himself by not becoming in any way
connected with any hood ling schemes
which consumed the most of the time
of that distinguished body. He is a
graduate of the law department of the
Mi —in i !' n i v. rnity. has served El Reno
for the past two years as city attorney,
lie is a young man of good morale and
.-t riot integrit \.
R K<. I STk01' DEE I >s.
! lie convention nominated a man for
register of deed* who had not announ-
ced himself for the place. llis name
is Frank Williams and he lives at
okarche, lie was the democratic nom-
inee for the legislature from that dis-
tr.et at the last election and was de-
feated by Mr. Allen, of the Okarche
Times, republican. He was one of the
jurors in the celebrated Beall murder
trial and was in favor of conviction. He
is a first class eitfzen, a man of intelli-
gence and of good business qualiliea-
The lirst ballotstood Frank Williams
21, McMahon 11. Rider Wm. Wil-
liams K, I'ratto, Buckles.'!, McHughl.
Second ballot, Frank Williams 27.
McMahon 12. Wm. Williams 14, Ri-
The third ballot, Frank Williams 41,
Win. Williams 10. McMahon 4. Rider 1.
Frank Williams was then declared the
nominee of the convention.
L. 15. Northcott, Peter Krey. J. K.
Stone and Rummy Clark, the friend 'f\
of the hayseeds, were put in nom-
ination. The first ballot gave
Stone 22. Krey 18, Northcott while
Clark received the unanimous endorse-
ment for the second terra of 7 votes.
Northcott withdrew and Rummy see-
ing that a brick house had tumbled
down on him, charged the convention
with being packed, withdrew to the sa-
loon below with others gone before.
The second ballot stood Stone
The climax was reached when it
came to nominations for sheriff. T. R.
Jackson, Bob Ellison and John T.
Goodnight were placed in nomination.
Charges of various kinds had been sot
afloat by the friends of each candidate
so that it became necessary for some of
the most serious charges to he explain-
ed away. W. Henderson read tele-
grams from*numerous sheriffs in Texas
where Ellison had formerly lived, re-
futing the charge that he was indicted,
and Major Warren, t he chairman spoke
of his good character and asked him
the question, "'If he was elected sher-
iff if he would promise the convention
that he would turn into the treasury all
no. ballot was ordered which resulted as to the trust Imposed in them.
follows: Jackson HI, Wilson 2<1. nomination of Jackson it would seem
After the nomination of .l blpop but|tb tall I Iona ai e mttisfied. The
•;*n sweeper*. inni noohji tiou to bin
fees collected by him in excess of the
and Talbott was nominated on the lirst! amount allowed him by law." This in-
ballot. the vote standing Talbott 37. sinuation brought Jackson to the front
Gould 18, Simpson 2. ! who stated that he had no telegrams to
treasurer. I read from Texas, and that he had only
E.A.Sharp. D. W. Thoma- and 13. received some sixteen hundred dollars
F. Wilson were placed In noi lination. j in fee- whieh was le-- than the aw al-
The first ballot stood as follows*. Wi]- ' lowed him. He was then a-Ued bv
little ;t«'- -t was manifested by the
c.rowd as to the balance of the ticket.
Mrs. C. W. Gould, the present county
superintendent of public instruction
was nominated by acclamation, and
likewise Dr. Hatchett for coroner.
For commissioner in t he third dis-
trict to succeed the Honorable < iustavus
Adolphus Thelan, .1. P. Norton, of Rock
Island township, was nominated; and
in the first district to succeed John
McLean, Smith was nominated.
thus making as before stated, a clean
sweep from top to bottom of the old
court house gang except for sheriff,
putting out the best ticket, all things
being considered, that was over put up
by any party in the county.
The conditions are such in this coun-
ty at present that whatever ticket wins
good men will go into office this fall.
The Fops, led off by nominating the
best men they had in the shop for office.
The republicans in their effort to go
them one better named a good ticket
so far as the men are concerned, and
th? democrats have placed a ticket in
the field that is not only good, but in
no sense of the word suffers by a com-
parison with either of the others. It
is a ticket that will win because it is
composed of men that will command
the respect of the people. It will be a
living walking pledge of tin; democrat-
ic party to the people that it is capable
and willing to reform itself. That none
but clean men can expect the endorse-
ment of the democratic party in the
future for public office. The ticket i-
not only a winner but it will add at
least thoee hundred votes to the con-
gressional ticket for Wisby.
Our democratic friends w ho went otf
if all the rest went, and the gang howl-
ed ;ts lustily and seemed as well satis-
fied with his nomination as if he had
been their special candidate. It would
therefore seem that the eonvention se-
lected a man that will lie the strongest
possible candidate for sheriff before the
people this fall.
"What is the matter my little man?"
' I'nole Al got it in the nock—boo
boo and we've got to move west —
boo boo boo."
Everybody knows < 'barley Carswell,
the convention's choice by 4*1 votes to
14. for county attorney. Mr. Carswell
I is one of the old time democrats of El
1 Reno. He was elected two years ago
, to the Oklahoma legislature as council-
man and made a good record in that
body. As a democrat he is clean, lion-
• st and capable. As an attorney he
stands at the head of his profession in
this county. The convention could
! not have selected a better or stronger
man for t he place.
SHERIFF T. R
The only man who
Mr. Jackson, of whom our artist
gives a fair portrait of above, came to
Oklahoma from Texas at the opening,
secured a claim in Matthewson town-
ship 011 which he proved up about two
weeks ago. He was elected to the
office of sheriff for Canadian county two
years ago by a larger majority than
any other democrat on the ticket and
w ith the populist, movement on a« eount j has made a :_ood oHi, , . . suhjeei of
of the short-comings of the past admin- course, to some critic -111. and this pa
istration can now well afford to come 1 per has not hesitated to < ritieise him
homo, because this ticket not only 1 when we the ight he needed it. and it
son 27, Sharp 22. Thomas 7. Tw<nt\-
nine votes be in.* necessary to a choice
no one was nominated and a second
ballot was ordered. After a few min-
utes caucusing. in which Gus. Thelan,
of the Stock Exchant Hank, chairman
of the board of county commissioners
and public dispenser of charity, when
the money is furnished bv the county.
Warn 11 if it was not true that
had been filed against liini compelling
him to turn over certain fees to the
county. He answered that such a suit
hail been filed by the county attorney
but that it had been done after ho had
made an accounting to the county com-
missioners. In other words that Jen-
nings had sued him in the name of the
means succe-s to tie democracy of Ca-
nadian county this year but it means to
a sijjt | tirmly establish the part \ for all t
t o come.
The ticket is a good one from top to
bottom. One that any democrat can
vote for and work for, and one that this
paper takes pleasure in recommending
to the public as worthy of their support.
It is true that this paper advocated a
to itself that.
h i 111 to be
think that the majority of
not of the heart, and the} .*
which will not occur again
vention evidently belie\ed
the strongest man in the party for tin
plaoe, otherwise they would have <. -onc
outside as they did in the ease of tegis-
ter of deeds, and selected a different
Struck by just 7 votes for r nomina-
The convention after giving Clark,
the present incumbent, the magnificent
indorsed nt of seven votes, proceeded
to nominate J. K. Stone, living six
miles 1111 of El Reno, for the office of
county clerk. Mr. Stone is a ijuiet. un-
assuming democrat, a ^ontleman in
every sense of the word. He wa> "of
the manner born,'* therefore know-
how to treat the hayseedsaud pumpkin
rollers with courtesy and respect. Mr.
Stone is a man of lirst class clerical
ability just such a man as the people
need in the office of county clerk. He
is a man that will add strength to the
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Hensley, T. F. The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 6, 1894, newspaper, September 6, 1894; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc159908/m1/1/: accessed January 20, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.