The Enid Events. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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ENID, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MARCH
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Perry, Okla., March 5.—Underneath
the folds of the flag of the Union,
displaying forttie first time, the star
of Oklahoma, shining bright in the
field of blue, and midst the strains of
the national anthem forty soldiers of
the Grand Army of the Republic,
who over forty rears ago had follow-
ed the banner bearing less stars, to
victory across the bloody fields of Vir-
ginia, stood and with tear-dimmed j
eyes and overwhelming impulses of J
patriotism and love for the nation!
that they had fought to preserve, I
saluted the emblem and declared al- j
legiance to the nation and proclaimed
loyalty to the Grand Old Party,
whose statesmen have in the sacred
annals of the past shaped tiie policy
of a nations greatness and guided it
through the storms and trials of for-
Marked as a feature and predomi-
nant throughout tiie d;iy patriotism
and loyal Americanism charade riztd
the republican convention which met
here today and endorsed William H.
Taft, as the republican candidate for
president in the coming battle. The
instructions were unanimous and no
attempt was made to hamper the en-
thusiasm of the fiiends of the Ohio
roan, in their efforts to make the con-
vention absolutely in his favor.
The convention was called to order
by J. H. Norris of Guthrie. After
the invocation by Rev. D C. Wolf of
the Methodist church of this city,
'udge Joel R. Scott, of Perry, deliv-
ered an eloquent address of welcome.
The address was responded to by
F. H. Greer of Logan county.
Hon. W. A. Knipe of Perkins was
made temporary chairman and M. L.
Webb of Kingfisher, and John Hinkle
After the committees reported lion, j
I A. H. Boles made ti. a presentation j
speech of ttie Hag, containing tne Ok-
lahoma star which had floated over j
i the capitol at Washington. It was |
sent to the convention by Mrs. B. S. j
McGuire. Judge Boles made an e'o-
quent address iH which tie paid a |
i splendid tribute to patriotism and de-
clared that the position of the re-
publican party was first for the
nation and then for the political par-
I The delegates were then placed in
' nomination and elected by acclama-
tion. Both Mr. Seeley and Mr. Whit-
ing made short addresses in which
I they thanked the convention for tiie
! signal honor.
i Tiie (lag which was presented to the
i convention had first floated over the
j Perry postoffice all day, being the
i first place In the new state where the
! new flag had been displayed.
I The resolutions denounced Haskell's
action relative to tiie flag as before
In the resolutions there was an elo-
quent tribute paid Congressman Mc-
Gufre in which the convention stated
that not only was the First district
grateful for his splendid and able ser-
vices in congress, but was also the
state at large as the beneficial new
state legislation secured from the j
national congress had all come .'it the
hands of Congressman Me.<-uire. The
resolutions further reccommended
that the republicans of the First con-
gressional district should renominate
Mc -fuire this spring.
The convention was one of the
most harmonious ones ever held in
the west. Everything was agreed up-
on without dissention and every
speech was for the glory and success
of the party.
| The first congressional district pre
sents to the party of tiie state a solid
| front, with harmonious enthusiasm
and can promise an increased major-
| lty to add to the state total.
Hon. B. S. McGuire and Hon. D.
T. Flynn, were endorsed for delegates
oi.'. gtris as
they stand for this w-ee
ever, the ^ergeant-at arms proceeded
to serve tiie summons issued by
Speaker Murray. After some delay
the clerk decided again to disregard
the summons and again refused to
givi up the ballots.
It> was after the county clerk had
refused to recognize tiie authority of
tiie speaker of the house of represen-
tatives to command htm that Speaker
Murray took the matter in his own
hands, lie asked that a resolution
be passed giving him authority to act
and the resolution having passed he.
went to Cherokee with a delegation
of deputies who were to back him up.
As the situation i|ow stands the
ballot boxes are not in the hands of
Speaker Murray and just where they
are is not known. Both of the men
who have interests in the matter
have stated that they are willing to
have the ballots recounted and the
affair seems to have actually settled
down to a contest between the coun-
General Bill Murray accompanied
by a batallion of his famous Chicka-
saw Squirrel Rifles marched upon the
town of Cherokee last week and effect-
ed a complete capture. Immediately
after he captured tiie city he declared
martial law and set up a military
government. The following order was
issued at batallion headquarters
where tiie commander holds forth:
Whereas, the county of Alfalfa and
the city of Cherokee had the impuni-
ty to go republican at the late gener-
al election be it known by these
presents that martial law is hereby ty officials, who contend that the
declared and that after successful! speaker of the house of represent-
seige the city shall be occupied by the | tives is going to an extreme which
invading army of the Chickasaw the law does not justify while Speak-
Squirrel Rififs until such time as the j er Murray is determined to show
[gallant commander shall see fit to I some of the people in the county that
General Bill Murray,
Commander of the Chiekasaw
j Cox. Sam Ofpligar,
j Immediately after the occupation ; tions.
; citizens began to hunt for cover and i There does not seem to be the
seek amesty of the general. Fears slightest reason to believe that there
; were rife that the general would |v til he anything but a legal battle
he is some pumpkin, in Guthrie if
not in Alfalfa county.
Tiie fact that the speaker of the
hou:.e of representatives has practic-
ally defied the circuit court orders
may lead to some serioas com plica-
Washington, D. C. March 2.—The
first United States flag bearing forty
six stars and proclaiming that Okla-
homa now had a place on the field of
lilue floated, today for the first time
over tiie majestic doxe of tiie capitol
of the United States of America.
There was an unusual amount of
interest displayed in the raising of
: the new national colors over the capi-
tol building and the spectators and
visitors warmly congratulated the
Oklahoma delegation in congress.
In view of the signal work of the
Hon. Bird S. McGuire in securing the
passage of the statehood bill that
made it possible for the new stai to
have a place on the national flag.
I Speaker Cannon tonight presented
the flag to the congressman from tiie
first Oklahnmadlstrict. Mr. McGuire
stat'iI t tiie Capital's correspondent
that he would send the flag Immedi-
ately to Oklahoma and that it, would
be displayed at the Republican con-
gress'onftl convention at Perry, Okla-
homa, on the fifth of this month.
It will also be sent to the state con-
vention at Oklahoma City t^e 11th,
stated Mr. McHuire tonight.
We are showing a most complete
line of pleasing styles in spring and
summer oxfords, at prices that talk
Your particular at-
tention! one moment!
A line of Vici Kid ties-medium
high military heel in lace and
Blucher styles A solid com-
Sizes 2V? to 8 Last D E EE-
$1.24, 1.33, $1.44, and $1.74
Something here to
An elegant line of Duttenholer
oxfords in vici kid styles in
plain toe new medium vamp
high cuban heel, Rlucher cut
A most stylish shoe and ever
so comfprtable. Sizes 2 ''2 to 8
Last D E EE. Prices 2.49 and
$2-39 Special This
Week Special S2.V.)
kid Blucher cut either
light or heavy sole, Princess
toe, A beautiful shoe made of
fine quality leather by expert
workman to retail at $3.00
this week's special price 2 34.
MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE
Succ. to The Chicago Bazaar
East Side Sqr. Enid, Okla.
order the town sacked, but up untij
| midnight his night patrols had given
j Murray ordered the countv bastile
i seized and the same was searched for
Irecoids and other plunder but up
| until midnight the building had not
been razed nor the torch applied.
! A message was received at batallion
headquarters tonight from Colonel
Walter Ledbetter asking if the army
of occupation needed any reinforce-
ments from the department of the
south. The general wired back that
the situation was well in hand and
that if needed he would call on Gen-
eral Brant Kirk for his fighting men.
The situation at Cherokee seems to
be that of the speaker of the house of
representatives and a number of men
whom he has delegated to assist him
in securing possession of the ballot
boxes so that a recount may be made
in hope of seating democratic legisla-
tors instead of the duly certified and
elected officials and the county offi-
cials saying no.
Friday Speaker Murray descended
on the town In a highly spectacular
manner and after a period of indeci-
sion discovered that the county clerk
could not be found and as the clerk
was said to have the ballot boxes in
his custody there was really nothing
the speaker could do, but he decided
to stay on the ground and figure it
Tiie contest over which the difficul-
ty arose are those of Representative
Allen and Murley, who was the demo-
After hearing testimony and affida-
vits the committee 011 privileges and
elections appointed a sub-committee
to go to Cherokee and recount the
ballots. Chairman London and
Messrs Harris and Sands (republican
composed the sub-committee. They
went to Cherokee Tuesday evening
and on asking the county clerk for
the ballat boxes, were refused. After
a phone conference with the speaker
it was decided to send a summons to
tho unwilling clerk, asking him to
appear before the committee and
bring the ballots, poll books, tally
sheets, etc. Chairman McCalla, of
the legal advisory committee brought
in a resolution giving the speaker
power to issue such a subpoena, and
it quickly passed the house.
Sergeant-at-arms Hobson was sent
Immediately to Cherokee with the
summons and on his arrival was
served with a process Issued by the
county judge ordering him not t«
molest the county clerk or in any
manner interfere with the ballot
boxes. The sub-committee was also
served >lth this injunction. How-
over the matter and it is a positive
thing that the speaker will make a
full and detailed report to the house
Rev. Anderson To Leave
Rev. Scott Anderson, pastor of the
Christian church in this city left
Enid Monday for Pueblo, Col., where
he will occupy the pulpit in the First
Christian church of that city. The
trip of Rev. Anderson is for the pur-
pose of seeing whether tie would suit
the Pueblo congregation as a pastor,
and whether he desires to remove
there permanently. He has received
invitations from that church to de-
liver a sermon tomorrow with a view
to permanently taking charge of the
They are for the most part unaware
of the expectation of Rev. Anderson
to leave Enid. Tiie Pueblo church is
much larger than the one here. The
minister is paid $1,800 per year in
Pueblo and is furnished with a hand-
some residence. In Enid, Rev. An-
derson is paid $1,200 and provides his
Tiie minister who has been in
charge of the Pueblo church has re-
signed to accept a pulpit in a larger
church in Boston.
While there is as yet nothing cer-
tain about Rev. Anderson leaving
Enid, several members of the local
church stated this morning that they
have every reason to believe the Enid j
church will have to look for a new
Secretary Cunningham of the Jham-
ber of Commerce was showing Mr.
A. E. Dunning of Cleveland, Ohio,
around the city Thursday. Mr.
Dunning is a practicing lawyer of
that city, and has been looking over
the new state for a place to locate.
He was here two weeks ago and after
visiting the other cities has decided
to come to Enid to locate. He will
move here shortly. Mr. S. S. Robin-
son is with him looking up farm lands.
Tiie persisteut way of keeping Enid
before the citizens of other states,
as waged by Cunningham, can only
bring good1 results. Let the good
work go on.
The Kennedy opening was the big-
gest event ever pulled olt in the city,
withal the little scare of a rain.
Everything was beautiful and the
crowds were immense. Tiie archways
were a vision of beauty made of moss
and roses and they extended up Into
the department of Mr. Phillips, who
was showing his imported line of suits
and princess gowns,wliichhe purchas-
ed in New York. And it was cer-
tainly an array of beauty. Showing
gowns that it is a sight to see and
that you don't see out in this coun-
try. Asa consequence Mr. Phillips
sold any number of his imporred
gowns. Miss Longdyke of Kingfisher
buying one of the prize beauties of
One of the most attractive booths
in the millineay department was the
"Baby booth" with a background of
pink and wfiite tiny flowers. Now it
was astonishing what a big space this
booth occupied and what a big change
of style in the little tots headdress.
Special mention must also be made
of the Alice Blue hat booth. It was
a perfect beauty and the most
beautiful Alice blue hats. This booth
had a background of white.
The purple booth contained the im
ported bats, and it was arranged very
prettily In long wide streamers of
j purple ribbons with large bunches of
Mrs. Rowland, who has charge of
I the millinery opening, was dressed in
an elaborate white gown, and in her
] gentle sweet way never tired showing
: the ladies the many beautiful hats.
I Mrs. Rowland introducedtotheladies
j besides the Merry Widow sailor tiie
j "Merry Widow" Turban. She was
! assisted by Miss Askew, the Gage
trimmer from Chicago, wno wis
dressed in old rose silk with wlam
The flower boot h in the ladies suit
department was presided over by Miss
Blanche Soudder, wearing a cream
tan dress with Persian trimmings
and Miss Nellie Scree, wearing a lav-
' ender princess gown.
| Some of t he out of town people who
attended the (\ ening were: Miss
I Taylor, Pond Creek; Mrs. Will Huff-
man, Denver: Miss Shaw, PondCreek,
| Mr. Loudyke and Miss Londyke of
Kingfisher; J. Cross, Kingfisher; Mrs.
Llojd, Pond Creek. Mariagers or-
chestra were seated in the archway
and the following program was ren-
(ILTwo Step, "Miss Dixie," Fred W.
Selection, "The Explorers," Taylor
Waltz, "Lenora," Nathan.
Descriptive, "Honey Bees Jubilee
Selection, ''The Prince of Pilsen,
'•Will You Love Me In December
as You Do in May?" Ball. (Cornet
Solo by Dr. R. H. Ramsey.)
Wap.z, ' The Merry Widow" Frantz
Lehar. . _
Reverie, "Tiie Romance of the
"The Birds in Georgia Slug of Ten-
nessee," Ernest B. Ball. (Trombone
Solo, Mr. H. E. Smith.)
Selection "Good-bye Sweetheart,
VonTllzer. J TT ,,
Waltz, "Gesundhett." I. Fred Helf..
What is the mental perversion by
which we are led to regard drunken-
ness as smart or fuunyV It is this
very view we take of intoxication
this spirit of amused tolerance, that
makes more than half of the drunk-
ards In the world, forjif people frown-
ed upon it, and treated the inebriate
as thieves are treated, the evil would
be instantly and increasingly mini-
if tbp W C T. U. really desires an
Jile.SnMt of . .™. jWg
It not work along this lineI
peeple be asked to MU't this public
approval of stage drutikardsflrstof
all, and even that will be found a
long step towards general sobr.ety.
Begin at the Electric Theatre when
you are taking In the nickelodiums.
Beautiful moving pictures, and Miss
Kate Coleman sings the illustrated
songs. If you stop to take in all the
amusements at the Electric you will
spend several hours before you are
aware of it as there is so much to in-
Do You Eat Fish?
We're been fishing and are not
selfish but want to sell fish.
Mackerel, large and fab 10c each
medium 5c each, Alaska Salmon
blood red, 12jc lb. pink 10c box.
White lish "extras" K5c per bucket
Holland Herring imported
"milkers" $1.35 keg domestic $1.
Dried Herring 25c 11). Codfish
Boneless, very fancy, 121 standard
10c lb. Beardeleys shredded cod-
fish 10c a can. IIV i
Have you tried our "Elk' brand
French Sardines in olive oil,
extra fancy 15c French sardines
picnic size in olive oil 10c.
Call and look through our line
of imported and Domestic sar-
dines in olive oil, mustard, to-
matoe sause etc, our oysters, sal-
mons, clams, clam juice, clam
Cliowder shrimps boneless herring
Another lot of regular size cans
Calment baking powder given
Another Lamp Deal
This splendid heavy brass nick-
el plated center draft reading lamp
perfectly constructed absolutley
safe, complete with 10 inch 6 pal
dome shade, flue and wick only
Let us show you this lamp, It
makes the best lighf.kerosene will
produce, will last a life time, is
thoroughly reliable I have only six
dozen to sell at this price.
Jardinieres, plain white, large
size, handsomely embossed, 7 in.
15c, 9 in. 20c.
Bowl and Pitcher, best cream
white Bristol body, full glaze finish
large size "5c.
Plantation Coffee served Saturday. Come—You're welcome.
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Purcell, F. Everett. The Enid Events. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 12, 1908, newspaper, March 12, 1908; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc160559/m1/1/: accessed May 23, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.