The Enid Events. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 25, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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ENID, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JUNE 25, i908.
Sec the SPECIAL. SUIT BARGAINS FOR $12.50.
AT HARRY B'S.
When Taft Heard It.
The Enid Base Ball Association met
at the Chamber of Commerce Rooms
Tuesday night and'proceeded to do
business with a vim. It was a purely
business session. President Kimmel
called the meeting to order and Secre-
tary Cunningham read the minutes
Frank Letson, taeasurer, was there
with all the accounts of the Base Ball
association, whereupon the stockhold-
ers proceeeed to audit and check up
the accounts. It was found that con-
siderable money had beeD spent
experimenting with new players,
purchasing releases and fixing the
grounds, etc., all of which expendi-
tures were audited and found correct.
The condition of the Association was
found to be as follows;
Receipts—$9,700 including stock.
On Hand—$200 Approx.
Outstanding accounts Salaries
Players—$1800—up to J.une 30.
This deficiency is easily explained.
In the first place$5,000 was required
to oegin the Association, purchase the
Leavenworth franchise, Tpurchase
Washington, June 18.—"Words do
not find themselves at a time like
this. I do not deny that I am very
This was the response of Secretary
William H. Taft to a request for an
expression of his views on his nomina-
tion for the presidency. The senten-
ces did not come easily. Throughout
the afternoon preceding the announce-
ment of his nomination the secretary
had been laboring under suppressed
nervous tension. The atmosphere of
his office was electric with excitement).
Not-with-standing the great personal
interest which he had in the pro-
ceedings at Chicago, a thousand miles
away, Secretary Taft did not permit
politics to interfere for a moment
with his transaction of official business
as secretary of war. in the intermis-
sions of the receipt of bulletins from
the convention, the secretary disposed
of several important departmental
questions and when his desk was
practically cleared of important offi-
Throughout the afternoon the
private office of Secretary Taft and
the office of his private secretary,
Frederick Carpenter, were thronged
with members of his family, intimate
personal and official friends and news-
The information conveyed instant-
ly to the secretary, created a
Mr. Williams had the
convention hall on long distance tele-
players, etc. Instead of raising $5,000 ! Phone> 0111 on account of the confus-
es .. ! ion in the coliseum
onljj $3,760 was raised making a short-
was unable to
age of $1240. Further $2,600 was spent I confirm tt)e news for a minute or so'
in niimh!i«in(ranH avnarimAnffn (Afterward* a bulletin from the
in purchasing and experimenting with
players. Further during the sixteen
days tour of the club recently fin
ished, it ran into a continuation of s0°a afterwarc
rainy weather, being unable to play- quarters
or playing only small crowds because
of wet conditions, hence, the club lost
about $1,200 on the trip. With $1,240
shortage on stock $1,204 lost on the
recent trip, and $2,600 spent in early
organization, not to speak of the
money paid to purchase the franchise
it can easily be seen that the deiicien-
cy comes from direct causes, which
will not occur again and that the
Association is in good shape.
All that is needed is for our people
to boost the Club to a finish, get be-
hind it and push. All the remaining
stock should be-sold at once and every-
body should attend the ball games,
help out by their admission fees, if no
more, ,'just to be patriotic. A big
V,'it tendance at the games on Enid's
part, will help out the club in great
shape, as it needs the money. Attend
every game you can, and, if possible
purchase a small block of stock.
If the present crisis is passed the
affairs of the club will be in great
shape for the future and will become
a paying investment.
Boost and boost hard.
Attend all the games possible and
■buy all the stock you can.
After the accounts of the associa
tiou were audited it was then moved
that two additional directors be
elected. Edmond Frantz and Art
Stephenson were then elected, mak-
ing five in all, Chas. McClellan, Harry
Alton and W. .1. Kimmel being the
Affairs of the club were discussed
i>ro and con and the general c onsensus
was that conditions were as 'good as
could be expected and that all that
reeded was concerted patriotic action
">u the part of the people.
Don't knock-Boost the club, and
■attend all the games you can.
Associated Press confirming the nom
ination was received and was followed
soon afterward by confirmations from
' her quarters.
Scarcely had this news been con-
veyed to Secretary Taft when over
I the official wire came the flash, "Taft
is nominated." Mrs. Taft rose from
her seat at the secretary's desk and
turned to her husband, who was
standing at her right. It was an
eloquent handclasp they gave each
Mrs. Taft was bubbling over
I with happiness. All evidence of the
nervous strain which had been in her
face during the afternoon had disap
peared. Thesecretary himself laugh-
ed with the joy of a boy. Around
both the secretary and Mrs. Taft
their friends crowded to offer their
congratulations. It was a happy
scene the realization of months of
labor and tribulation.
Secretary Root was the first cabinet
officer to extend to Secretary Taft
and Mrs. Taft his congratulations on
the nomination. He remarked face-
titiously to.Secretary Taft whhe the
latter was shaking hands with some
of his newspaper friends that he
probably would find it difficult to
"shake" these men either during his
campaign or after his election. Sec-
retary Taft responded that he had no
idea of shaking them at any tima.
Among those whom the secretary
greeted after his nomination were all
of the employes of the insular bureau
of the war department, with wham
Secretary Taft was acquainted per-
Turaing to Secretary Root, after
the informal reception, Secretary
"Shall we go now to the war col-
"Yes," replied Secretary Root.
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• 65 Virginia
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of l'^H iC'e 4 °hapter I2, Sesslon Laws
An act to define and punish va-
t Section I The following parsons
| a.e vagrants within the meaning of
(this Act: First, an idle person who
i lives without any means, or wha has
no visible support and makes no exer-
tion to obtain a livlihood by honest
employment; second, any person who
strolls or loiters idly about tlie streets
of any city, town or village, having no
local habitation and no honest busi-
Sheriff Campbell accompanied by I ■wv™' uimm iou ana no honest busi-
Ed Hoar, W. R. Milliken. Charles ness or employment; third, any person
Campbell, Bob Bebbs, Policeman w'10 strolls about to Jell rnri,,....
Miller and Justice Harry O. Glasser
conducted a general housecleaning
Saturday night, visiting all the room-
ing houses of the city and making
several hauls. They were out for the
purpose of nabbing boot-leggers, in-
mates of houses of ill fame, vagrants
r j ~.v, «uuu, person
who strol s about to tell fortunes or
exhibit tricks not licensed by law;
fourth, any common prostitute, any
manager, or contro Her of a house of
prostitution, or illfame, or' anyone
employed therein as barkeeper, caller
of figures for dancers, or habitual
frequenters thereof: fifth, any profes-
mill, ailj proie.S-
and all others that might be in the sional tumbler, or gamblers commonly
known as tin-horn gamblers, card
line of the law They raided every
place in the city suspected of harbor-
ing anyone comingunder the ban, and
Campbell as usual conducted the
campaign with vigor and dispatch
using not gentle nor persuasive means
but t he toe of his boot ard a liberal
manifestation of lists, guns and arms.
I lie most fun of the expedition was
the raiding of the negro pool hall on
Second street. The officers surround-
ed the place and when Sam attempted
an entrance the negroes climbed upon
the roofs, hung out of windows, etc.
^ „uug out or windows, etc. wars, or by imprisonment in the
une of the inmates saw the officers county jail for a period of not exceed-
coming and gave the alarm in n ing thirtv davs fll' )\ir nnf li n
players or card sharp; sixth, any per-
son who goes about to beg alms, who
is not afflicted or disabled by a physi-
cal malady or misfortune; seventh,
any habitual drunkard, who aban-
dons, neglects, or refuses to aid in the
support of his family,
"Section 2. Any person arrested
and convicted of vagrancy within the
meaning of this Act, f i II I 0 ptlnish.
ed by;a fine of not ies8 than ten
dollars, nor more than one hundred
dollars, or by imprisonment in the
coming and gave the alarm to the
crap game upstairs. When the officers
arrived at the second story cards and
chips were scattered over the floor
and one small negro was found under
the bed. When he saw that he w*s
discovered the negro cried out; ':Pull
me out Mistah Campbell, case I'ee
almost smothered. Da chucked me
ing thirty days, or by coth such fine
and imprisonment in the discretion of
tlie judge or court before whom such
trial shall take place.
Section All acts or parts o
acts in conflict with this act are herer
"Section 4. This Act shall take
effect and be in force from and after
, j, a e,lucked me euect ana be in force fro
unaer dis bed when they saw you 'lts Passage and approval
comm. No arrests were made at' "Anoroved FV„rnn,.u •>
William Howard Taft, of Ohio, was
nominated for President by the Re-
publican National Convention last
week, and James S. Sherman, of New
York for vice President.
The feature of the convention was
tho tumultous ovation to Roosevelt
by the convention which lasted 45
minutes, the demonstration being
The ballot on the nomination for
President was as follows:
Alabama 22 N. Carolina.
Arkansas 18 N. Dakota...
, S. Carolina... _
Virginia i Total
New Jersey... .4 Pennsylvania
Wisconsin...,..25 Total 25
Absent—South Carelina, I.
Total number of delegates, 980.
Still I A Candidate
California. . .20
Mr. Owen Chapman, father of Ford
Chapman, died early Saturday morn-
ing at the home of the latter 117 East
street. The deceased was eighty
' years old and had been in a feeble
condition for some time. Death oc-
| cur red from old age. Mr. Ford Chap-
I "T;ln had intended to send his father
j to Macon, Mo , his old home, with a
"irpirty of friends. The body was ship-
1 Jed to Macon, Saturday night over
J l.ock Island and the funeral occurred 1
>n Monday. The venerable Mr.
upman was a man of estimable
' j'Hlltlw and exitltsd psrsonil worth
Reports from the country indicate
that Garfie'd county will have its
bumper crop of wheat this year, and,
as a result, the farmer wears a broad
smile. Ail the wheat has been har-
vested by this time, with the excep-
tion of a ver/ little and the thresher
will soon be at work in a tfiausand
he Ids. The acreage is uot so large as
in former years, but large enough to
guarantee splendid results and sub-
Rhode Island. ...8
S. Corolina...... 13
S Dakota 8
Louisiana 18 Washington.. ..lo
Ma'ne 12 W. Virginia... ...14
District of Colum-
New Mexico 2
Nevada 6 Philippines 2
New Hamp- Porto Rico.2
New York.... 10 Total 702
W. Virginia. .14
New Jersey 3
Illinois 51 New Yerk .3
New Jersey....3 Total 5s
Georgia 1 New Jersey. .. 2
Indiana 30 S.Carolina ..2
N, Hampshire 3 Total 40
Arthur A. Stull announces himself
as a candidate for state representative
from the £ecand district of Garfield
county and his petitions are now being
circulated throughout the district.
If he secures the nomination he will
make a hot campaign for the election
with good chances of landing. Mr.
Stull has lived in Lahoma four years,
coming litre from Lincoln, Neb., and
has always been an active Republican.
Since coming here he has made many
friends and will poll the full party
strength, besides carrying many votes
of the opposition where he is known.
If elected to represent this district he
will give his state honest service and
the Republicans will do well to get
behind his candidacy te a man, as he
is the kind of a Republican they need
to fill the places of honor and trust.
In A. A. Stull Lahoma presents a
candidate for state representative
that every Republican in the district
can vote for with the assurance that
if elected he will reflect credit on his
district and that he will at all times
work for the best interests of his con-
stituents and his state. Mr. Stull is
an attorney, 36 years old, a bright,
intelligent young man. and absolutely
clean and honest. He will make a
candidate against whom no one can
make a successful charge to his dis-
credit and if nominated will get out
and make an earnest effort to be elect,
ed. He will make votes whever he
goes but nowhere will he run better
than in his home town, where he Is
tne bast L-nawu. Mis Republicanism
is th'j ri„''ij kitij.—Lihoiia Sun.
comm. No arrests were made at
the place but Campbell kicked each
negro in the pants just for good luck.
As a result of the raid the following
arrests were made, the charge of va-
grancy being placed against them:
Pete Hinkle—not tried yet.
Lenn Dillon—fined m and three
days in jail.
Laura Walker—fined $20.
Mabel Jackson—not tried yet.
Jennie Doe—fined $17.25
Bessie Roe—fined $17.25.
John Doe—fined #20.00.
Bert Files—fined $32.25.
r . Miller—not tried yet.
The officers say they intend to prose,
cute the work begun to a finish and
about thirty other arrests under the
S', ,^«.00Me,np'M'd' "lr-
a wlt"U°d"™",C" lhe" "
Approved February 28, 1903."
Grover Cleveland, the only Ex-
l'resident, died suddenly Wednesday
morning at about eight-forty. The
death of the statesman was due to
heart failure and his end was unex-
pected. It was not immediately an-
nounced but was delayed until an
official statement had been prepared
by physicians who had been attend-
ing him in various illness. The fun-
eral of the ex-president will be held
Friday (June 26 at "westland" the
Cleveland residence on Baynard Lane
Princeton, and will be "strictly" pri-
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Purcell, F. Everett. The Enid Events. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 25, 1908, newspaper, June 25, 1908; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc160573/m1/1/: accessed March 24, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.