Garfield County Democrat. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 22, 1901 Page: 1 of 8
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Garfield County Democrat.
The Strike Spreading.
t the hour of going to press
strike seems to be spreading,
one can say liew serious it
become, but indications
t to a prolonged contest be-
in the steel trust and organ-
abor. Some who ought to
pathize with the employees
*css to see nothing of impor-
:c at issue, but the fact is
.the contest, while apparent-
over an abstract principal,
ly involves the right of the
sring men to organize. It is
oubtedly the purpose of the
it to destroy labor organiza-
i% and the purpose will be re-
.lessly pursued if the time
11s propitious. It ia strange
t any laboring man should
to understand the nature of a
vate monopoly or give any
port whatever to the enor-
us consolidation of capital
icli is now going cti. It
ans death to the wage earner
well as the destruction of in-
strial independence. In a test
tfidurance between capital and
jor capital has every advan-
ce. Unless all the mills are]
mpletely unionized the trust
ti run the non-union shops and
ep the union ones closed indeli-
tely. The trust can afford to
a year's dividends if neces-
ry, but the employes can not
ford to lose a year's work.
The strike is at present the
boring man's orilv protection
it it is at present a costly and
effective one. The ballot box
lord the only permanent and
3 in pi etc remedy. If the lnbor-
g 'man would march to the
fills and vote with the party
at favors abitration and op-
osos government by injunction
id the black list, they would be
jle to protect their interests
ithout a resort to strikes and
In the meantime, the striker,
uould be careful to avoid any
:sort to violence. Among a
irge number of men, especially
hen excited, there are apt to
c those who would be willing
5 use force but the wiser ones
kould restrain these. The de-
truction of property or au at-
ack on non-union men will
lienatc public sympathy and in-
tlie course of organized
While the strike lasts let
be conducted within the law;
when the strike is over let the
tnefl remember to vote the way
;hey strike.—The Commoner.
Lawton, Ok., Aug. 17.—Eight
minerals filings were made today
J. R. Woods claim adjoining
the townsite. The claim will be
known as the Soldier Boy Oil
Claim and the filings were made
by George Boone, F. A. Mcln-
tire, W. T. Root, U. B. Gray,
Riley Flack, Charley Cox, A. B.
Morgan, Tom Stiles and Ed
Root. These ; filings cover the
entire 160 acres and the Soldier
Boy will be consolidated with a
similar claim on the homestead
entered by James Johnson which
Oil has been undoubedtly dis
ENID, OKLAHOMA. THURSDAY. AUG. 22 1901.
Editing By Injunction
The latest attempt at editing a
newspaper by injunction was a
failure, but the attempt is a straw
indicating the trend of times un-
der present condition. Samuel
Cohen of Boston is a member of
the social set and naturally averse
to have his name connected with
anything smacking of scandal.
He was forced to becomc a party
to a rather disgraceful suit at
law. and dreading ^publicity ap-
plied to the courts for an injunc-
tion preventing the newspapers
from mentioning his name in
, ,, t,t , ,„,i it connection witli the case. ! he
covered on the Woods claim ana it
application was denied, but tlie
mere fact such an application
was made is not an encouraging
now appears that the one time
lucky holder of number one will
not profit from his homestead
filing. The members of Soldier
Boy Company are enthusiastic
over their prospects and immedi-
ate steps will be taken to work
Oil has also been found in a
well on the townsite at a depth
of 305 feet, with a
MOUNT AUBU *N.
Decker Bros & Co.,
Wholesale Liquor y Dealers
IMPORTED AND 0ME8TIC
Wines,^Brandies, Cardials, Etc.
Write or Cetll or| u© for Price©.
sign. In view of the fact that a
complsisant judge enjoined
minister from praying with a lot
of striking miners it was not too
much to expect that Mr. Cohen
would be able to find a judge
willing to undertake the task of
good" strong I editing a newspaper by injunc-
Tlils Is a Lie
The Mail an-I Breeze vouches (or the
truth «f the following story: It was a
long time before the frantic man could j
get the telephone girl, hut at last he
rouseil her and in answer to the ques-.
tion, "Give me 444; Dr. Stewart." ImnArtprc
"Hello, doctor. My wife is not feel- UlipUl l.Ct 3
ing at all well tonight. She has aic-
vere pain in the hack of her head an i and
neck, a had taste in her mouth and a|
sort of goneness at the stomach."
'Got a touch of marlaria mixed with |
colic, I guess," answered the doctor.
La Fayette Stock Farm,
ti. Oronol) <Sc Son Pr<
Have Katablishocl Branch Barn at Enid, 1017 Grand Ave.
city have receive
I.ydenbenr has 1
flow and flattering prospects.
There is much oil and mining
excitement here and the feeling
that Lawton is destined to be-
come a mining center is becoin- l
g more prevalent daily.
A large number of minim;
claims are bein^ filed on daily!
and more encourging reports of
new fields are coming in con-
stantly. The party of oil men
irom Beaumont, Texas, who
have been here since the opening
continue to prospect and have
added greatly to the number of
their filings during the past j deserted to the
week. Their abundant faith in | Lord Kitchener
'I think .so.
What shall I ilo for
ngents in this
1 reports of im-
ss in the Trans-
Just then the telephone girl switched Breeds
i the Santa Fe machine shrp. The]
„, several commandoes, while
Commandant Botha attacked the
refugee camp at Middleburg and
liberated 1,000 men.
The same authority states that
800 Colonials who had been en-
rolled in the British ranks have
loers. and that
intends in the
the value of Comanche county oil j near future to pracdcally evacu-
boss machinest *v s telling r nnebody
what he supposed v/r.s the matter with
an engine boiler, ar.l tins is what thep
citizen heard in a.v 'vcr to his anxious j
inquiry to the physician:
"I think she is iSTcred witli scales]
inside about an i, h thick. Eet her I
cool down ilurin ; th night and oeforc i
she fires up in the morning take a
hammer and pound her thoroughly ail]
over and then take a hose ar.d hitch it I
onto the fire plug and wash her cut.
I wouldn't bt surprised if shi is full
of mud as well as scales. When you
gut through fill her up with cold wa-
ter and build a good lire under her,
and if she don't get hot enough to
steam well in half an hour, I'll eat
We are the largest Importers and Breeders of Old-
enburg German Coach Horses in America. \V
also import Draft Horses of all kinds, including
Belgium, Clydesdales, English Shires and Nor-
mans. We also handle Trotting and Pacing
Hores. Terms Easy. All Stock Guaranteed.
1 OR INFORMAION ADDRKSS
McCLANE & GILL,
* Mgr's Enid, O. T.
Highest Market Price
paid for Country Pro-
itdce, such as—
. C. MILES, VIOLIN
And leader of orchestra it at
present located at Sawyers Mtwic
Stroe. Anyone desiring the as-
sistance of an orchestra should
call and see him; he is prepared
furnish music to suit the oc
cnsioB, viz.: banquets, recep-
tions. openings, etc. Hours 10
to 12 a. m. 1 to 5 p. m.
The farmers all over this county
hare about finished plowiug for wheat
and* other fall crops. An unusually
large crop will be planted.
claims is a strong evidence of the
development of a large number
of profitable wells in the immedi-
Berlin, Aug. 19.—German pa-
pers discuss the South American
situation with severe criticisms
on the American government.
Vossiche Zeitung is very caustic.
Reviewing the course of events
in Venezuela it says among other
"But the very fact that the
United States minister was cal-
culated to arouse distrust of the
Intentions of the Washington
government which thereby got
control of events at one of the
most important points.
Referring to the report circu-
lated in Washington that the
trouble is likely to spread to Nica-
ragua and Bcaudor, the Vossiche
'It does not look as if the
United States was trying to
quench the flames, but, on the
contrary, as if that country were
trying to spread them as much as
possible, in order, in any case, to
have a pretext for military inter-
ate the strategic points iu north-
ern Transvaal and withdraw his
forces from there to Pretoria.
A Patal Bolt-
Nose & Throat.
ENID EVERY OTHER TUESDAY-
References:—Dr . MoKemie, Kelt®,
Champion and Feild, at whose
offices he may be consulted
\ug. 27,Sspt. 10-24, Aug. 8.22
About one o'clock yesterday, when
the clouds were gathering, the thun-
ders rolling and the lightning flashing
and the people were complacently
waiting and wishing for rain, the
lightning brought instant sorrow into
the large campoi railroaders six
miles east of A lva. Walter Williams
and Wm. Clifford were standing out-
side their tent when Mr, Williams
The bolt entered the left side of his
head, a little above the back of ear,
passed down to his shoulder and burn-
ed a large place there, then it
divided, part going across the breast
and stomach, down the right leg aild
out at the little toe, lacerating the
flesh; but the larger force seemed to
go down the left leg, as the flesh was
blackened all the way down, and the
big toe was badly lacerated. His
face was as blue as indigo whea
friends reached him.
Wm. Clifford was standing within
six teet of Mr. Williams, ar.d was
knocked down, his face burned a little
and one of his legs numbed. A young:
man of the engineering corps was
standing about ISO feet from Williams
and Clifford, and other men were in
the tents no further, and by the time
they got to the stricken m«n Clifford
had scrambled up but was rather un-
steady- The news was immediately
brought to town, but the officers
thought it unnecessary to hold an in
quest. Later, the body of Mr. Wil-
liams was placed in a wagon and
brought to town and given in charge
of Renfrow & Gadbois to prepare for
burial, and Mr. Williams' relatives
were telegraphed at Deep Water, Mo.
Pierce City, Mo., Aug. 19.—
Will Godley,a negro,was lynched
by a mob composed of 1,000 arm-
ed citizens shortly after dark to-
night for the murder of Miss
Caselle Woods, «vhose dead body
was found today sn the woods
The mob went to the jail about
9 o'clock and battered down the
door and threw ropes around the
necks of Godley and Jean Carter,
another suspect Godley was; Townsend & DawUins, the well.
hanged in front of the Lawrence j. j.nown wheat buyers, at Purmort'*
hotel and his body riddled with ' stand, near the Rock Island depot,
bullets. Carter's guilt was not and opposite Whits's Lumber yard,
have just shipped in a car lead of new
wagons, just out of the shops in North
Missouri. They will be in front on
prices and quality. These wagons
are made of timber which Iowa and
Missouri people hare seen growing.
AU under shed, new and clean. Call
and see a genuine hand made wag-
- -Oklahoma has a bastardly law
right. If « young mangoes up against
it and he refuses to legitimize his off-
spring he can face a charge of seduc-
tion and go to the pon. Several cases
have occurred recently. One north of
Carrier was settled a few days ago by
the marriage of the interested parties.
Another, wherein the girl was a resi-
dent of Enid, a domestic in the home]
of a citizen of the soutli side, was set-
tled in the same way. A romance is
csnnected with this case. The young
man was engaged to be married to an
estimable girl in «he country and she
had her trosseau about finished at a
store in this place. In the -"eaotime
the condition of the girl here became
too apparent to be longer concealed
and steps were taken to apprehend
the young fellow. Deputy Sheriff
Clint Clark finally went to the coun-
try sweetheart, gave her a delicate
insight into the affair and she te r-
fully told of the whereabouts of the
gay lothario. He was arrested, put
iu the sweat box and pancaked. He
offered the poor girl here SI,000 to let
him off but it would Jnot pay for her
injured honor. His only hope to es-
cape a sentence to the pen was to
marry her and to this he consented
and on Monday evening at the h«me of
Mr. McChristy there was a pleasant
little wedding. The girl in the eoun-
try is broken hearted and the wedding
vestments are laid away with rue and
lavender to be sad ministers to a
M EAT IVIARKET
Staple & Fancy Groceries
Floue and Feed
FAG AN & GROSS.
uoo Monroe St.
O O © O THE ffi o o o
e o a AND © Q ® ©
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Teas, ffoees, Spices and
Fancy Luxuries. Meats,
Provisions, Flour, Mill and
Feed Hay. Goods delivered to all
Parts of the city.
Garden Seed in Bulk,
Exchanged for Country,
Produce, Butter, Eggs Chickens., Etc.
Will buy your Hides.
L. A. FAUBION PROP.
. HORTHIAST OOHNBfl OF OQAH
' s ENID OKLAHOMA
clearly established and he was
taken back to jail.
J2—It ia very questionable whether
El Reno will e «r be a much belter
town than it is. The new cities that
are now building up west of ber will
sap her trade. She must go to job-
|biog if she balds her own,
—The Enid Buggy House has moved
a portion of its stock into the base-
ment of their new building which is
being rushed to completion. Messrs.
Gamble & Hanna, the proprietors,
have purchased the largest portion of
the stock of Frank Feger and will oc-
cupy one of his buildings on East
Broadway which they have leased for
a year. Thev will conduct their
large business at both places. Both
houses will be open for business from
his time forth. This house, by fair
dealing and phenomenal energy has
grown to large proportions and is now |
the leading establishment of Enid.
— Bruce Sanders came up from E(
Reno last Monday. He and Tom San-
ford are now partners there in land
and law business.
—J . A. Hill of the German Phar-
macy, of this city, has been appointed
by Gov. Jenkins a member of the
Board of Pharmacy of the territory.
Mr. Hill is known here is as an ex-
ceedingly competent man.
We are somewhat disfigured hut still in the ring
We have lost many thousands of dollars by the big fire,
but we have decided to rebuild, under mere favorable au-
spices. We shall work in a shack for a time and we ask-
all our friends to come and see us. We have a big lot of
implements which we saved from the fire that must go at
a loss if necessary, to aid in putting us on our feet again.
Call on us at the same old place.
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Moore, E. P. Garfield County Democrat. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 37, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 22, 1901, newspaper, August 22, 1901; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc166343/m1/1/: accessed December 13, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.