The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 8, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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HENNESSEY, KINGFISHER COUNTY. OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY. AUOUST 8, «QQ7.
F I 1^ S T NATIONAL BANK
At the Close of Business, Saturday, July 27, 1907
liOAIlS amd DIBCOU IfTH • M.210 7S
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Cash oh hanu.amd in Othub Baum 70.84(1 a
TOTAL 1197.08a sft
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The above statement Is correct.
E. B. COCKBELL. Cashier.
The Republican State Convention
Puts a Full Ticket m the Field.
Condemns the Injustices of the
Proposed Constitution and
Promises to Correct Them
If Entrusted with Power.
A Splendid Ticket Nominated.
The first convention of the re-
publican parly of Oklahoma, to
be known in history as the "Tul-
sa Convention," will compare
fuvorably in its composition and
work with any of the state con-
ventions held in the older states.
Nearly 1,600 delegates, chosen
by the various county conven-
tions in the two territories, were
present, some of whom traveled
more than 700 miles to take part
in the • councils of the party^
They were representative citi-
zens, too. No republican, gazing
into the sea of faces turned to
ward the speaker's stand would
feel ashamed to belong to a party
composed of such men.
All ages of voters were repre-
sented. Men with whitened
locks, proud of their first vote
for Fremont, and prouder of
what their party has done for
the nation; men of middle age,
glad of their connection with the
party of (lincoln and Grant and
Garfield and McKinley, inter
mingled with the more youthful
faces of men from 21 to 40 years
whose hearts throb with patri-
otic impulses under' the leader-
ship of our brave and true-heart-
ed president—Theodore Roose
velt. With such representatives
as these the republicans entered
with eagerness into the work
for which they were assembled.
The convention was held under
a huge canvass that had been us
ed by the Chautauqua a week be-
fore, and when Chairman Hamon
called the convention to order
fully 7,000 people were present.
The address of welcome was
delivered by D. L. Sleeper, of
Tulsa, and was responded to by
J. S. McCowan, of Snyder, Okla.
Mr. McCowan is a professional
platform lecturer, and his selec-
tion was part of a conspiracy on
the part of J. L. Hamon to stam-
pede the convention against a
ticket and statehood. McCow
an has a tine voice and hid spok-
en long enough to get the atten-
tion of the audience, but when
he made the statement, "I can
not see how you cat) nominate a
ticket and oppose the «c nstitu
tion," the crowd realized that he
was taking advantage of his po-
sition, and instead of replying to
an address of welcome was
usurping the power of the con
vention itself, and immediately
an attem pt was niade to shout
him down. But he stood his
ground and again attempted to
made as the speaker's voice
could not be heard and he would
not quit the floor. At this junc
ture the Pawnee delegation or-
dered the band to play and seiz
ed a big banner with Frantz's
picture and labeled "Frantz for
Governor," and followed the
band to the' platform. It was
followed by the Logan, Kinglish
er, Garfield and scores of other
delegations with their banners
until the platform was filled and
surrounded with shouting Frantz
adherents. Finally under prom-
ise of having McCowan sit down
Chairman Hamon secured quiet
—and business proceeded. Ralph
Campbell, of South McAlester,
and C. G. Jones, of Oklahoma
City, were placed in nomination
for temporary chairman, the lat-
ter withdrawing, and Campbell's
election was made by acclama
J. C. Fisher, of Texhoma, and
Ed J. Costello, of Oklahoma City,
were elected secretaries.
After the appointment of the
usual committees an adjourn
ment was taken till 2 o'clock.
On re-assembling the commit-
tees on credentials, order of bus-
ines and per'manent organization
reported. A test vote on the
election of a permanent chair-
man occurred which showed the
Frantz men far in the lead oy a
vote of 1365 to 198 in favor of
George A. Murphy, the Frantz
candidate for permanent chair-
A second test caine a little lat-
er on a vote to name a state tick-
et, which resulted 1311 to 249 for
by the committee were adopted.
A minority report to recject the
constitution was laid on the table
by a vote of 134££ to 227J.
FEATUKKS OF THE PLAT FORM.
Although the fight in the com-
mittee had been prolonged and
ti',04990 exciting there was little fight
35. oo no | n the Hoor uf the convention
140n:w wi ... . i>
||870«m over the platform. Chairman B.
B. Rogera, of Vinita, read the
com m ittee report. The platform
covers twelve typewritten pages
The opposition to the constitu-
tion is detailed.
Some of the more important
objections are excessive cost of
proposed government which will
produce excessive taxes, large
number of countius provided,
dismantling of courts, provision
that writ of habeas corpus can-
not be abolished in times of in.
surrection, thus making likely
conflicts of authority, failure to
provide revenue for separate
schools which will mean either
mixed schools or the depriving
of a class of Oklahoma people of
Other planks endorse the fel
low servant laws, and child labor
legislation, Roosevelt, Frant*,
MoGnire, Ferguson, the work
of congress and the principles of
the republican party, national
aid for irrigation in Oklahoma,
the sale of the school lands, the
removal of restrictions on Indian
lands, good roads, improvements
of waterways, the sale of the se-
gregated coal and asphalt lands,
The committee on
had a warm time in formulating, governor frank frantz
a platform and were in session ' ~ ., ,
from 1:30 p. m., to llv p. m., with and the distribution of tnbwl
the exception of an hour and a funds and moneys held by the
half for supper, and the conven- government among the various
tion proceeded to nominate the Indian citizens.
ticket without waiting for the! Two candidates were before
report. It,le convention for state chair-
At 9 o'clock, after an eloquent manship, C. G. Jones, and Chas.
speech by B. M. Parmenter, of Hunter, of Oklahoma City.
Lawton, placing Gov. Frank J After the roll call had proceed
Frantz in nomination for govern- ed some minutes, Jones arose
or of Oklahoma. ! withdrew his name in favor
A motion to nominate him by j of Hunter and Hunter was unan-
acclamation was made by Win. P.. imousiy chosen.
Freeman, of McAlester, and was
carried in a tuinult of applause
by the seven thousand persons
In accepting the nomination
Gov. Frantz spoke of the enthus-
iasm manifested as an indication
of the certain success of the re
publican ticket. He declared
the republican party was organ-
ized ou the principle of equal
justice to all that has been ab
breviated by Roosevelt as the
"Square Deal." He said there
is plenty of room in the republi-
can band wagod for all, and he
was confident that all republi-
cans would work for success.
Other nominations were pro-
ceeded with'and an effort made
to complete the work and ad
journ Thursday night, but as it
was an impossibility, an adjourn-
ment was had to 9 o'clock Fri-
day morning when the ticket
speak, but was drowned by the was completed.
uproar. No progress could be I The resolutions as presented
THE STATE TICKET.
Governor. Frank Frantz, Guth-
rie; "Lieutenant-governor, N. G.
Turk, Checotah; Secretary-of
state, Tom N. Robnett, Ardmore;
Attorney general, Silas lieid, El
Reno; Treasurer, Mortimer Stil
well, Bartlesville; Railroad Com
missioners,Patrick Dore, West
ville, Major John Jensen, Perry,
and Dan Crafton, Shawnee; Su
preme Court Justices, First Dis
trict, John R. Thomas, Musko
gee; Second District, W. B John-
son, Ardmore; Third District,
John Cotteral, Guthrie; Fourth
District, Judge Frank E. Gillette
Anadarko; Fifth District, Col
W. W. S. Snoddy, Alva; Mine In
spector, David Halstead, McAl
ester; Auditor, J. E. Dyche, Law
ton; Superintendent, Calvin Bal
lard, McAlester;Exarainer and in
spector of accounts, J. S. Fisher,
Texhoma; Labor commissioner,
A. D. Murlln, Oklahoma City;
Insurance couimissioner, Mich-
ael Burke, Perry; Charities coinj
missioner, Hazel Tomlinson, Fred-
erick; Supreme court clerk, J.
W. Speak, Chickasha.
SALOON SUPPRESSION PRODUCES
Kxtrncts from an address by Mayor Johnson
of Fargo, Norlb Dakota.
1 have been invited to come
and say to you, if 1 understand
the subject, what we are accomp-
lishing in Fargo, without in any
way receiving aid, in revenue,
from the liquor traffic.
I had the honor, if there is
any honor in it, of being mayor
of Fargo during territorial days,
when we had about forty saloons.
So I have had some experience
in that direction as well as in the
past four years when we have
had no saloons.
At the time of the adoption of
our constitution, when the pro-
hibition amend ment was carried,
it was represented that it would
depopulate Fargo; that houses
would become vacant, the stores
and other buildings would stand
ldie, property would depreciate,
rents would go down, and the
town, to use a slang phrase,
would go to the dogs. I am
glad to tell you that that prophecy
has not been fulfilled? But just
the reverse has happened.
Fiirgo has prospered without a
saloon far better than it ever did
with it. Instead of being un
populated? It has more than
doubled in population since the
saloons left us. Rente have
gone not down, but have gone
up, if there is any difference.
There is not today in Fargo,
nor has there been a vacant
hoqse tit for a mouse to live in,
or a vacant store since the
In the past four months more
than one million dollars has been
invested in new buildings in
When the saloons were with
us we did not have a single part
of paving in the city; we had no
sewer system, and did not own
our< water works. Today we
have more than fifteen miles of
streets, with a sewer under
every yard of paving, and miles
of sewers where the paving does
not extend. We own our water
works and they are more than
self sustaining. We have done
all that, nd at the same time our
taxes are lower than in a great
many cities where they have the
I have an abstract of the tax
list of a number of cities of the
United States, where they all
have saloons, except Fargo
which I will read to you.
When I say the amount, that
includes the amount levied on
r«>al and personal property at
the places nam**d, city, county
school aud state, and does not in
elude the amount derived from
license of any kind. In 1898 the
per capita tax of Fargo was $10 07
The same year they were
$10 75 in Indianapolis; $11.02 in
Cleveland, Ohio; $12.'l6 in St
Paul, Minnesota; $12.10 in
Chicago. Illiuois; $12 19 in New
Orleans; $12 38 in Milwaukee
$19.56 in Cincinnati; $12 68 in
Louisville; $12 91 in Philadelphia
111 Jersey City; $18 04 in
Minneapolis: $13 3b In Detroit
<il3 47 in Rochester, N Y ;$13 65
in Auburn, N. D ; $14.10 in Den
ver, Colo ; $15 in AUeghaney, Pa
$15 42 in Buffalo, N. Y ; $16 07 in
San Francisco; $18.^4 iu Provi
dence, 0. T, $21 45 in Pittsburg
Pa ; $24 64 in Boston, Mass.
Our bonded indebtedness is
lower than the cities named ex
cept Chicago, Denver and Detroit.
Our per captla indebtedness is
$19 50, which includes $40,00g
We are loaning money on farms and Knld city property at low rate of Interest.
ea*> privileges nnd nmney p ld when pape™ 'e signed averaging 10
We have pronerty for sale, ranging from IS.*) on to_ iO.(faoo.rrnui aTera«m«
per cent to Investor, and Increasing In value, i.oine up art Iwjje^Mie* PJ*
twins Knld Is growing, an.1 these investment*, aoine of whtoto «reao« pretty
out. will soon be In the city We have msde olhars "SL^ -ort, bain* pre-
E«k?a;ndh£.'vlng* badttae' gmTid e^an.lned by* expert*, people from other towa.
■""^e Mirng'TeiTslLls. and from the lni.nl .at .*««!«« Into «wmWi. «Jjj.
there will be «ood prolitM derived from tliene lands, aud it ..hi .t> you i U
frlenrtH anJTpatron s. wish to say that after ugi..t Int. we win be In the
Hhohe butldiiiK west of the old court house, in our new suite of room*. Come nnd
Bear-Shobe Realty Co.,
• 13-14 Ok. State Bank Bid. Phone 248. Enid, Ok.
Imumn — '1,111
For Your Money!
You cau get what you want in drug store frooda
when you come here. No master how small or
how large your purchase may be, satisfaction
goes with each and everyone. These are some
of the reasons why this drug store is the place
for your money. We tove I |#oi wW| '■ S*S"
veftlriui MrtMa* Gifts. t
niNHLER. THE DRUGGIST, j
worth of waterworks bonds paid
Out of the revenue derived from
water rents, and not from gener
al taxation, while in the cities
named it is all the way from
$27.07 Ut $39.42 in Boston, Mas*.
You will notice these cities 1
have just named are not picked
out of any particular section ol
the country. They cover the
whole width and breadth and
length of the United State*,
from Boston, Mass, to San
Francisco, and from New Orleans
to Fargo. You can not say any
particular section of the country
is nicked out to show feVor ti.
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Oklahoma Avenue.
omee Phone ti. Kenldence -Phone ti
A. B. CULLUn, M. D..
Physician and Surgeon.
Office nd.renld«nce in Douthitt brick build*
log. un South M*in St. 1 door north of oo«w
DR. H. G. BARKER,
Derates Specal Altesttosts Cbrailc
Rqulpped with latent Electrical, X-Ray, S tatlo
Hot Air and Nebullilng Appliances.
ontce I doer south of Clipper o«oe.
J. H. BER KENBILE,
. have had years of experience at my trade
and w.ll guarantee good work and fair prlee
Have bought the Uulstlu Feed Vnrrt. and are
prepared to furnish ttrswilass accommoda-
tions to the farmers: gins! stalls, good lend
good water. I'hey also
Biy and Sell Norses ami Miles.
If you want lo buy or ttell. or If you want to
muUe au eschanKe they will ei.deavor to lur-
niNh Noireihiiitf to suit you.
Mrs. Smlthtiislers Restaurant
Furnisher good Istard. Snori
Orders, Ice cream, Cold Drink*
iu Season. Everything neat and
S. L. OWINQS,
Hennessey, • Okla.
owinmr,nvRR r R.
\ O. STKVENH. W. L. MOORE
Stevens & Moore,
... Attorneys-at- Law
Notary in Office.
f0- oaee In the Dr. Meradltk buudla*
K«nnmw*v and Uew*
K. BEBKH3AN, A. B , OPH. D.
Graduate University of Mlehi;
gan aud Chicago Optical College.
OPFICB WITH DB OOSE.
At Dr. Ooaa'so'Tloe, X month, be-
ginning Aug. 19, hours a to 0 p m.
THE ROC* ISLAND HAS ON
SALE DURING THE SUMMER.
EXCURSION TICKETS TO THE
NORTH. SOUTH. EAST AND WEST
AT VERY LOW RATES. A rEW
OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE
RATES ARE NAMED SELOWl
Smair Vacation leued-trip tickrtaM
salt daily IhrouaWml the etiraawr JMMfca.
Final limit. October Jl. About hall Ike
rtfular round-lrip far..
ndara. Vary low ralaa o tare.
To California and
North Pacific Coast
Ckotoeot teem «■< Mkeral itap win.
Esaaniea Ucketa mM M
LlaM. Aafuat |i.
Chicago and Groat Lakos
St. Pool and $tM tapoUt
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Miller, C. H. The Hennessey Clipper. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 8, 1907, newspaper, August 8, 1907; Hennessey, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc105562/m1/1/: accessed August 1, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.