The El Reno Democrat. (El Reno, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 6, 1894 Page: 4 of 8
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Who Has Lied?
The Glob<-. last week, published a
column and a half of adeftn.se ug*ain*t
the charge made by a citizen «>J Arap-
aho* to the effect that Clute, the c hief
booUler of the (iiobe. had roblied <•
county out of about $-•.Mi*!.40 for blanks
furnished during one quarter, at the
j following rates per thourand:
Double sheet blank
! Full sheet l.l nk>
; Quartet' t i/.e blank:
Ki«rhth size blanks
THE EL RENO DEMOCRAT.
T. F. nENSLKV, EDITOR.
I'm Delegate t Congress.
Joseph Wisbv. of (lutbiit'. ok. 'i'< ;
For Probate Jud(f«'.
I). W TALBOTT.
T. H. JACKSON.
for Count) Attorney,
C HAS. H i AKSWKLh.
I'or Countv t'lerk.
J. K. STONK.
For Register of Deeds,
For County Surveyor.
For Supt. Public I list motion.
M. K. GOULD.
|)R. J. H. HATCHF.TT
For County Comrai^r-ioner.
J. K. NOHTON.
For County Commissioner.
El.clit.oria I Notes.
This paper lm> uuul< a lony aiul di
tennined light for honest local govern-
ment. At tirst we had but few sympa-
thizers and no help. Later on the
people began to awaken to a sense of
their duty and finally like an enraged
Sampson they arose in their might ami
with jawbones slew many asse* who
were lariutted. at the public crib.
And in doing so the DEMOCRAT:
has been endowed, which is all
the reeompeiise we ask We never
strike a man when he is down, never
waste ammunition 011 dead ducks.
Hence after this issue our reader-must
look elsewhere for a history of the
movements of the Itobber - ltoost save.
Two years ago this paper warned the
deiuoeraoy of ( 'anadiau eounty against
certain alleged do luce rut ic ad venturers
who were then trying to place tliein-
• lves at the head of the purty simply
Tor the louves and fishes of office. \\ e
Udd the people then that if tliey were
elected they would not only disgrace
the party but that they would bank-
rupt the treasury. This prediction has
been fulfilled. A few months ago when
the political scene shifters began to
arrange for another lease of jxiwer, we
again warned the democracy* of the
folly of attempting tomakea campaign
with such u.en in the lead. We told
them that a cyclone of public Indigna-
tion was forming, which if it did not
sweep them from power at the conven-
tion* would do its work at the polls.
They insisted that the public eon-
seienee was dead: that the public ear
was deaf, and that the public eye was
blind, not only to the shorbimiings of
public officials but to the demands of
this paper for retrenchment and reform
in local government, and a clean ticket
of representative men to lead the dem-
ocratic party. Kvcn good men said
that the ring was so firmly intrenched
that nothing could lie done ill conven-
tion or any where else, short of the
(Mills. This paper knew better. It was
in touch with the common people
with the farmers and the '•hayseeds:'
it felt and heard the distant mutter-
| ings of the storm which struck the
robber's roost, as it has been aptly
called, on last Saturday It is true
this paper was taU>oed as a journal
without inlluence: it was boycotted by
men holding places 011 the committees:
opposition newspapers were started at
the expense of the tax payers to freeze
it out. but the common people the
"pumpkin rollers" rallied, and said:
; "The Di.MOiiiAT is right. It is the
! advocate of the people and we will
stand by it." They have stood by it
and today two thousand subscribers in
Canadian eounty take it: and last Sat-
urday the representatives of the dem-
ocratic party in convention assembled
gave proof to the world that its voice
and except so fur as their public acts '
' , had been heard, its inlluence felt, and
mav concern the people during the
remainder of their official lives, la-
ta Clarkie old boy. Good morrow .it-
tie Prince. So long ' > -•
that its demands for a clean, honest
local government had taken root in tin
hearts of the people. And in obedience
to that sentiment they drove- flit of our
old temple of justice all who had for-
gotten that they were servants of the
people, even us Christ, once upon a
time, drove out the thieves and money
changers from the temple of the living |
Cod. Hy this act the I)KM<K'l!AT has
been endorsed: the democratic party
redeemed, and a ticket given to the
count* that any democrat, be ho ever
VI:! .00 per M
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Clute in his defense publishes a con-
tract with the county commissioners
out in 0. eounty. in which the price
agreed on is $lt> for single sheet blanks
per thousand: $1.'I.H0 for half sheet
blanks per thousand: $U,«0 for quarter
sheet blanks per thousand. He very
'adroitly omits the double sheet blank
which the Arapahoe people say he
charged $.'12 a thousand for, and then
proceeds to try to mystify the reader
by calling the half sheet blank for
which he admits he received from the
county $lii per thousand, a full sized
1 blank, when it is nothing more nor less
, than a half sheet blank. Clute knows
' that lie is misrepresenting the facts
when he inakosuny other statement.
' Mv looking over our hooks we lind
j that we sold him .">4.000 blanks at one
order: :U,oiKiof this number were hnif
sheet blanks which he admits he char-
ged (i eounty *10 per lotHi. Our books
show that we printed them ready for
delivery for $."> per 1000, making a
clean steal on ti county of $11 per looo,
or in other words the (■ county com-
i missionei*s paid llillt lute $.>,4 eleai
profit for coming to the Dkmoi HAT
, office and making a contract with as for
! them to print 114.000 blanks. We also
see from our books that we printed for
him 170(H) blanks which he calls
size and for which he charged C eounty
j ♦ 13.80 according to his own published
statement. These blanks we printed
anil boxed them ready for delivery for
$:i.50 per 1000. He hauled them to O
county and charged t: counts $10.:to per
thousand profit, or in other words the
commissioners of ti county paid him
$l"."i clear profit for coming over to the
' Dhmocrat office and purchasing for
' the use of that county 1700O quarter
sheet blanks. We als'i see by our
books that we furnished him with 7000
eighth sheet blanks at $2.25 per 1000.
already printed ready for use. ' lute
admits that lie charged JlUio per 11MI0
: for these blanks. or*7.:i."> per 1000 more
than they cost him. 1 lit- blank- which
he charged the county $• - per 1000. we
printed for liini at *10 per 1000, giving
him an opportunity to rob (• eounty"
ion each thousand blanks delivered,
w ithout ever touching them except to
haul them to Arapahoe.
On the fifty-four thousand blanks
which we printed for him at $•> per 1000
for half sheet blanks, fcl.20 per HUM) for
quarter sheets, and $2.2." per 1000 for
eighth sheets, this great reformer and
advocate of the boodle gang of this
eounty charged C county in round num-
bers something like $$00.00. for coining
over to the Dhmocrat office as the
agent for the commissioners of ti eounty
and makitig a purchase of . il.Otto blanks.
The Arapahoe people can well say of a
man who has swindled the taxpay-
ers as this man Clute did the taxpayers
of ti countv. that they are a "slippery
-et of cusses, working forboodlealoue.
A man who wilt rob a county in this
kind of style is not to lie trusted by any
community: but this is the man the
court hoi • _ang have i inpioyed to run
the Clobe in their interest, and he and
his compatriots are running it on the
-nine broad guage principle of robbers
and boodle that he run t111 .vr^us in t,
county. The people of this county are
being robbed in the same way
I am Headquarters lor
Mechanic's loo Is,
Pumps, for both Hand
and Wind Mill,
Have a Larue Assortment of - -
The Celebrated Belgium Breech Loading Shot Gun.
Winchester Repeating Rifles. 1
Colt's and Smith A: Wesson's Revolvers.
Special Agent for the Famous Galvanized Steel Aermotor \\ ind Mill
foot Tower and Eight-foot Wheel, for #!>5.00. Call on, or write to
Doors North of P. O.
L. IY1. WHITSITT. EI Reno. Ok.
For the past four weeks the robber"s ;
roost have been crying' out from the j
depths of their despair to their bootllin^ ;
organ, the Globe, "save us, save us, or j
we perish." The two tax eaters who
have not a cent's interest in this town |
or county, attempted to save them by |
deceiving the people, by whitewashing*
their records, by holding them up to j
the public as men worthy of confidence
and worthy of | olitical preferment.
Last Saturday the people spoke their
sentiments in convention. They said
to this boodliny outtit "we have read
vour lies, your palaver, but we are in
no wise deceived by them. W e intend
to entrust our business in new hands,"
and they suited actions to their words
and have put new men to the front,
men every one of whom will be elected
if they obey the wishes of the people
who nominated them. Hut they must
remember that the people will not be
trifled with. Public sentiment never
was so thoroughly aroused in this coun-
ty and any candidate who attempts to
run.counter to that sentiment will be
turned down at the polls by just as em-
phatic an expression as many would be
candidates were turned down at the
convention. Some good men wert
turned down in the convention for no
other reason than that of their habit-
ual associations with the gang. More
than one. otherwise good man. has .suf-
fered the deepest humiliation in the
past few week> because of his associ-
ation?* and defense of this crowd. I he
people have reasoned and will reason
again that "birdsof a feather flock to-
gether,*' and if any candidate named
by the democracy last Saturday fail of
election it will be because of his aftina-
tions with that crowd who could only
muster from 2 to 14 friends in last Sat-
urda\ s convention.
Miss Mary Desha, a sister-in-law of
C. P. Ureekenridgo who i.- seeking re-
nomination to eongro— from the A-li-
land. Kentucky district, conies out in
an appeal to the loyal men of the "Blue
Grass" to send a pure man to t'ongro—
to represent them so that Kentuckians
at the Capitol will not be ashamed to
lift up their heads nnd acknowledge
that they are fro... the blue grass so fastideous, em. afford to support
If it is true as is reported that our
old friend Cannon favors mixed
schools (or this country, he had just
as well pull out of the race. Republi-
cans even will not vote for a man of
such broad social views
May it please the Cods to speedily
smash the boodle rings, wipe corrupt
|M>litical combines from the face of tli"
earth, give us relief from Georgia and
Texas, and take away the rule of de-
puty marshals through statehood.—Ex
Tax Fraud llensU > did not pay a
cent -penalty nor a cent to the Globe
for advertising his property for sale.
Tax Fraud llensley made a tender of
his school tax and city improvement
tax last Spring before the penalty at-
tached and the treasurer refused to
arccpt it. llut when the treasurer at-
tempted to make costs for the (ilobe by
advertising property where a tender
had been made as in the case of Tax
Fraud llensley he got left, even as he
was left for a renomination. The '•mills
of the gods grind -lowly but they grind
Buck Kllgore, the kicking congress-
man from Texas, failed of renomina-
tlon. The indications are that many
representatives of the last house will
never receive another nomination to
As the search light of investigation
i- turned in upon the blank steal of "<■
nunty. in which the distinguished
('lute, now of the Globe, formerly of
the Arapahoe Argus, was the principal
beneficiary it look- rotten enough to
put to blush the countv coninii—ioner-
of this county in their palmiest, days.
If the people of that county desire ti
know to just what extent they have
been robbed by this outfit, who seem ti
act in collusion with the commissioners, i
the* should send over here and get a
transcript of our booK- show ing the |
amount of blanks and prices we charged j
for then, and then compare them with
Mho bills allowed this outfit for the I
Lame Malik-, by their county commis-
sioners. A comparison of the figures
will show that the eounty comrais-
' sinners were either a set of consumate
a--, - or knaves, w ith an eye single to '
boodle. Just think of it taxpayers, a j
board of county commissioner- -ending ,
such a man as Clute out to buy blanks |
for the use of the county and paying
him seven or eight hundred dollars for
his service-. This sum could have
been saved with a postage stamp by
addressing this office for the price we
would charge for a like amount of
All opponents of statehood are
crowing in unholy delight at the amaz-
ing and destructive jealousy of rival
towns in the Indian Territory. They
see in It the disruption of what might
be a solid and conquering power in
forcing statehood to become a fact.
School will begin about October 1st. I8i)4,
We will present a complete set of school books,
of the grade, including slate, pens and holder,
pencils, ink and sponge, to the scholar guessing
the nkarkst to the time that the '-.jumping clock''
in our show window runs down. The clock will
be wound Friday morning, Sept. 'J*; at 8 o'clock,
and allowed to run down, and the scholar whose
guess is nkarkst the time, will receive the com-
plete school outfit kkek. Should the successful
scholar have a set of books, he or she can select
anv article from our stock to the amount of the
All scholars are requested to call at our store,
any week day. from - to 4 p. lit., register your
name and guess, and receive a tii ket. that there
may be no mistake. you are not required to
make any purchase whatever, ami .ill scholars are
requested to come and register: the guessing will
close on September 27th.
(Ill AS. K. ROSE, "The Jeweler"
See the Large Sign at Ma sternum'- Drugstore.
It' We have decided to offer two complete outfits;
one to the scholars of El Reno, the other to the
scholars outside of El Reno, that there may be no
seeming partiality shown.
(Ml VS. E. ROSE, "The Jeweler.
It) l r. !•:. !•:. I'll I LI.11'*,
Oklahoma 4'lly* - '200 tluiii Kt.
Devotes i^peeial attention 1" all chronic disciiM--. and uses a groat many
new and most positive medicine* in \\\> practice which he ha.- -nocccdin curin.
nianv extreme can's « f i)rop>y. 11« art l)is<-:i*e. Kidney■ nnd I Madder. ('lironh*
rice'r.-. Sore Le^s, Pulmanarv Diseases. Itheuniatisin. Indigestion, Catarrh.
Liver Diseases. Nervousness. Knlnrged Spleen, Bronchitis. Sore Kyes and all
Rectal troubles, such as Piles. Vistula and t'l jei>.
WOMB DISEASES, RUPTURE Sand PILES, A
l)oe> a General Practice. Calls Promptly Answered.
£. E, PHILLIPS, M. D,
1"> Robertson and 200 Main. Oklahoma Citv. Ok
3 0 00O00OGGG00O
The Best Equipped ■>
Postoffice Box 354. • - EL RENO, O T.
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