The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1914 Page: 1 of 8
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The Cleveland Plain Dealei
says that the federal census es-
timates that the present popula-
tion of the empire of the United
States of America is 109,021,992-
Of this total 98,781,324 are to be
found in the continental United
The contemplation of so great
a population is almost staggering.
What is there that a nation so
numerically great cannot accom-
plish? It is mighty in peace ; it
is mighty in war. The empires
of China, Great Britain and Rus-
sia are the only ones to show
larger totals, and in them the
average quality is rar below that
of the people of the United States.
All except a comparatively insig-
nificant few of the people of the
people of the American empire
are dwellers within the natural
boundaries of the American re-
public. The weight of numbers
is not a burden as it must be
when among those counted are
included the people of vast out-
lying territories, loosely joined
by colonial bands to the real body
of a band of nations.
It is not, then, greatness of
numbers which is most impress-
ive The fa& that of this great
number almost all are represent-
ative of aftive and intelligent
citizenship makes American pop
nlation figures significant.
Gradually the United States
becomes more and more a cosmo-
politan nation. The -melting
pot" simmers forever, and out of
it comes a new race, a race which
combines the cbaraaeristics of
many races. Predominatingly
the American people are still
Anglo-Saxon, but year by year
this label becomes less appropri-
ate. With the losing of the dis-
tin&ive traits of one old world
race and the acquiring of the
blended traits of many there is
no noticeable loss of vigor and
excellence. The American of to-
day is no less sturdy than the
American of a century ago, no
less ready and able to meet the
problems which the civilization of
his day presents for bis solution.
Some great instin6t to take what
is good and rejeft what is evil
has been the salvation of Ameri-
terious to one who has never run
an engine. It is simply taking
advantage of natural forces, as
in the firing of a gun.
A certain chemical mixture is
brought together in a very small
compartment, and then exploded
by a sparK. The force of the ex-
plosion is the power that does
Wherever there is work to do
an engine can be used, and it is
the cheapest form of power pos-
sible on the average farm. It is
a horse that eats nothing except
when he is at work.
The First National BanK
of Cashion, Oklahoma
The Gas Engine
The gas engine has revolution-
ised several industries, and has
made a permanent place for it-
self on the farm.
The principle of the gas engine
is simple, although it seems mys-
How to Reduce Taxes
The Valley Falls Vindicator
gives a sure recipe for reducing
taxes: "Do away with the
schools, fire all the teachers, sell
the buildings and grounds and
divide up all the money—the
distria is out of debt. Cut out
all the sidewalks and tramp thru
mud and dust, and do away with
the needless expense of street
lights—let each man carry his
own lantern. Discharge the
street commissioner and let the
grading and dragging go—some
towns do this way—and you will
save several hundred dollars each
year in taxes."
There are in this country 350,-
000 miles of railroad in operation,
of which 1-4 million miles is sing-
le track. In all of Europe there
are only 207,000 miles of single
track, and in Europe and Asia
combined only 270,000 miles, so
that nearly half of it -is within
the United States.
To haul the trains of this coun-
try requires 60,000 locomotives.
There are 2 12 million cars of
all kinds, and 1,670,000 men are
on the payrolls of the railroads of
I this country. The wages paid in
a year are $ 1,2 x o, 000,000. About
1 billion passengers pay about 1
billion dollars a year to the rail-
A warrant was issued in county
court today against G. Ellis for1
refusing to work road tax in Har-
rison township. The complaint
was sworn to H. C. Kuntz, road
Mrs. Robt. West and children
returned to their home in Guthrie
Saturday after a few days' visit
here with her mother, Mrs. Vic-
•Frank Rinehart was out from
Guthrie Friday looking after his
A Farmers' Institution
Wftli Thin Strong Bank Von
Gain many Advantages
You enlarge your acquaintance by coming in con-
tact with people who are successfully developing the
| interests of this vicinity.
You have at your disposal the facilities of this
bank and its influence behind you, and your
deposits are guaranteed
The Farmers' State BanK
Go to the
Houston Lumber Company
Lumber, Coal and Posts.
They always have the Beet
ZETT CATT, Mgr. J
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Barnard, W. F. The Independent. (Cashion, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 3, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 21, 1914, newspaper, May 21, 1914; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc107189/m1/1/: accessed January 17, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.