Lexington Leader. (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 43, Ed. 1 Friday, July 21, 1905 Page: 2 of 8

AGAINST OMNIBUS MEASURE
Memorial to Congress Declares Strongly for Statehood on the
Merits of Oklahoma and Indian Territories Without
Reference to Any Other Territory—Meeting Harmonious
Throughout—One Thousand Delegates Present
OKLAHOMA CITY: The last great
■Ingle statehood convention looking
towards the admission of Oklahoma
and Indian Territory Into the union
held here wu one of the most large-
ly attended and altogether harmon-
ious and successful statehood con-
tention! ever held by any territory.
Each county and district was repre-
sented by the quota assigned to It
by the origins! call.
The cipv pert-ding the convention
coming Into this great union with all
the attributes which the constitution
accortJs to any Btate. You have the
ability, the conscience and the Intel-
ligence to deal with any question
which any state ever had to dispose
of And prohibitionist—'crank prohi-
bit) anlst,' If you please—as I am, I
wo'ld not take from the state of
Oklahoma, which now is and Is soon
to be formally a member , of tho
union, one single power away from
delegations, a greater portion of them her Internal policy. Ordinarily a state
' creates Its wealth after its organiza-
tion. You have created yours In ad-
vance In combination with the un-
common gifts of the Almighty."
Cheers greeted the old statesman's
declaration that In him Oklahoma
will have a friend who will urge her
needs In Washington next fall. His
concluding words were pathetic: "I
will never see you again. God grant,
however, that an the time approaches
when my bones will be burled In my
little state on the Atlantic coast, in
the last moments of existence I will
have reason and apprehension to re-
call this glorious scene."
It was an Incident never to be for-
gotten, when, after a hearty round of
applause, the vast throng assembled
In the convention hall arose as one
man and sang "America" to the ac-
companiment of the band, and It vis-
ibly affected the venerable statesman
to be the recipient of such an honor
from tho representative citizenship
of the new state.
General John W. Noble of St. Louis,
ex-secretary of the Interior, also de-
livered an address, and was shown
marked honors by the convention.
Both of tho distinguished visitors
were extended a vote of thanks by
the convention.
Delegate B. S. McGulre was called
to the platform and made a brief ad-
dress to the convention, in whi.
declared: "Most of the people of Okla-
homa and Indian Territory are cogniz-
ant of my attitude on the statehood
question. If there are any who do
not understand my position, I w(,ll
tell you here and now: I stand
eternally for the union of Oklahoma
and Indian Territory Into one great
state. There is some question bb to
detail, but understand, gentlemen
there are almost five hundred men In
the American congress, and they, like
we, have different sentiments. I hope
at the coming session of congress
we will get statehood and that an-
other star will be added to the field
of blue In Old Glory before adjourn-
ment Is reached."
John Palmer, the Osage Indian
orator, was next called to the plat-
form and made ene of the most elo-
quent addresses of the day. He held
that the culture and refinement and
pure American qualities of the peo-
ple of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
entitled them to statehood more than
the mere wealth of the proposed new
commonwealth.
Following Mr Palmer's address
the committee on credentials report-
ed. Before the convention assembled
_lt twas expected that considerable
trouble would result from contested
delegations, but none of It showed up
In the convention proper, as the mat-
ter was settle^ before the commit-
tee, and the report was adopted unan-
imously.
The committee on permanent or-
ganization and rules made a report
recommending that John Embry of
Chandler be made permanent chair-
man. jvhich action was taken later,
and Mr. Embry assumed the givel.
The commltt e recommended the
election of an eexcutlve committee,
to be composed of one member from
each delegation, li addition to On?
member at large from Indian Terri-
tory, to be selected by the members
of a committee from that section. It
also recommended that ten mrn be
named from (ach territory by the
executive committee to compose a
delegation to present the memorlil
from the convention to the prcs-i !■ nt
and to congress. After an address by
Chairman Embry tftc convention ad-
journed until ft o'clock, at which time
the resolutions committee made its
report, which was r. ad to the conven-
tion by Henry Furmr.n of Ada, I. T.,
and the greatest, and perhaps last,
statehood convention f >r Oklahoma
and Indian Territories adjourned
slno die.
The now executive committee as
selected Is made up as follows:
Oklahoma—Beaver county, J. S
Morris; Iihlne county, W. o. Well-
man: Caddo county, Curl Glltsch:
Canadian county, A. A. Jackson;
headed by bands, began arriving and
it was early known that the atten-
dance would be large. Each succeed-
ing train brought in additional dele-
gations until one of the largest gath-
erings ever assembled in the south-
west was the result. All tho larger
towns were represented by hundreds
and trains coming Into the city ware
compelled to furnish special coaches
for a number of these cities.
Days previous to the convention it
was apparent that no hall In the city
would be large enough to hold the
people who would attend the com-
mittee secured the auditorium at Del-
mar Gardens which was packed to
its full capacity.
The convention was called to order
by C. G. Jones, chairman of the sin-
gle statehood executive committee.
After the Invocation by Rev. E. B.
Rankin, Prof. I. M. Holcomb delivered
the address of welcome which was
responded to by H. D. Robblns of
South McAlester on the part of In-
dian Territory and the response for
Oklahoma was made by Senator T.
P. Gore of Lawton.
At the close of these addresses the
work of the convention proper was
taken up. E. E. Castle of Wagoner,
secretary of the executive committee
read the call under which the con-
vention was authorized to meet. The
first work was the selection of tem-
porary officers was taken up. Kobt.
L. Williams of Durant and John Pal-
mer of the Osage nation were placed
in nomination for chairman. The
balloting had reached the ninth dis-
trict In the Indian Territory list
when the name of Palmer was with-
drawn and a motion carried to make
the selection of Mr. Williams unani-
mous and he made a brief address
of acknowledgement, fervidly declar-
ing fealty to the single statehood
cause.
Charles E. Hunter of Chickasha,
was the only nominee for secretary
and his selection was made unani-
mous.
The committees on credentials, per-
manent organization and order of
business, and resolutions were select-
ed.
At this point an adjournment was
taken until 2:30 p. m.
At the afternoon session letters or
regret at non-attendance and express
lng sympathy with the statehood
cause were read from President
Roosevelt, Senators Breckenrldge and
Fairbanks and Bailey of Texas, Con-
gressman Hamilton of Michigan
Stephens of Texas and Caiderhead
of Kansas. A message was also read
from the Arizona Antl-Jolnt State-
hc d league, as follows:
"Arizona Is with you, heart and
soul, in your endeavor to secure state-
hood for Oklahoma and Indian Ter-
ritory, and we are equally opposed to
the jointure of Arlsona and New Mex-
ico."
The chairman was Instructed to
send a telegraphic response to the
message, although It was apparent
that the Arizona league was laboring
under a misconception of the purpose
of the convention in Oklahoma City.
Ex-Senator Blair of New Hamp-
shire was called upon for an address
and responded. He related that his
presence was In the nature of an ac-
cident. He was at Guthrie and heard
of the statehood convention and came
"down to see with 'his own eyes a
representative assembly of citizens
from the territories of Oklahoma."
"This is to me one of the supreme
opportunities of my life, for you have
revealed to mo In one moment of see
lng tho evidence that here Is already
founded one of the great American
commonwealths. You need hut the
formula of admission to ihe union. I
do but represent the general feeling
of the masses of tfte people anions
whom I live when I state to you thai
they desire, as you desire, your full,
free and unfettered admission to th -
union as a sovereign state. The
people of the east do not desire t int
your great commonwealth should
come in with any koh-tailed stat -
hood at all. We are In favor of your
Cleveland ooonty, E. L. Cralle; Co-
Banclm county, H. W. Hussy; Cas-
tor county, C. M. Howe; Garfield
county, W. S. Whlttlngill; Grant
county, P. H. Loom!*; Greer county,
R. C. Cox; Kay county, D. 8. Rose;
Kingfisher county, Pstrlck Nagle;
Kiowa county, L. M. Keys; Lincoln
county, Roy Hoffman; Logan county,
Leslie Nlblack; Noble county, T. H.
Doyle; Oklahoma county, C. Q. Jones;
Pawnee county, N. E. Eagleston; Pot-
tawatomie county, W. 8. Pendleton;
Roger Mills county, T. E. Herrocay;
Washita county, H. 0. Ward; Woods
county, A. H. Geissler; Woodward
county, D. P. Marum; 0<age and
Kaw reservations, Ret Millard.
Indian Territory, by Districts-
First, W. H. 'frapp; second, Charles
B. Rogers; fourth, James B. Ruther-
ford; fifth, J. H. Warren; seventh,
Frederick Parkenson; eighth, J. H.
Hall; ninth, F. F. Lamb; tenth, Clif-
ford L. Jackson; eleventh, R. E.
Jackson; twelfth, C. E. Wilcox; thir-
teenth, J. 8. Planton; fourteenth,
George D. ; fifteenth, R. E.
Campbell; eighteenth, W. G. Blanch-
ard; nineteenth. J. D. Carmlchael:
twentieth, M. S. Short; twenty-first,
A. Eddleman; twenty-third, George
E. Jabn; twenty-fourth, B. W. Cald-
well; twenty-fifth, G. A. Ramsey;
twenty-sixth, M. E. Moore.
Henry P. Robblns in his response
on behalf of Indian Territory said
la part:
"We thank you for thin, welcome
to the peerless princess of the prai-
ries. We are glad to meet In Okla-
homa City has stood as firm as the
svsrlastlng htllf, the Gilbraltar of the
■ingle statehood cause.
"We of tho territories came orlgfc
nally from everywhere. We were
not thrown here by chance. We
came here deliberately, with our
clothes on. America boasts that she
has taken the best elements of all
the best civilization of the modern
world. Oklahoma came along and
oontinued the process of selection; so
we can lay the flattering function to
our soul that we are the very cream
of civilization, the elect of the elect
(Laughter and applause), because
here the sons of Maine and Vermont
have joined hands with the sons of
Virginia and North Caorllna, Illinois
with Texas, Wisconsin with Arkansas.
Northern thrift has blended wltn
southern chivalry and hospitality un-
til we have the greatest people In
the United States.
We are here today under the con-
stitutional rights guaranteed even to
us to assemble and pass resolutions
asking congress for leave to attach
ourselves to the union, that we may
build our own roads and bridges, pave
our own streets, care for our own peo-
ple and educate our own offspring.
These are things for which some of
our forefathers fought and for which
some of them died. These are things
which; our brothers in neighboring
states are enjoying In pride as a rich
heritage. To longer deny us a portion
of that Inheritance is criminal. There
is not a man, woman or child in the
United States who by open declara-
homa City. We are all proud of the
come Ann tho mnnn i i, . , . ' J
living voice or by the printed page,
come and the magnificent region
which surrounds and gives them sub-
stance. We are proud of our magnltl-
cent homes, our substantial business
houses, our schools churches and
public improvements for which the
older communities of the east have
waited for decades but which we
have installed in month. While each
city Is ambitious and each has a spot
called "Capitol Hill" In hopeful an-
ticipation, I believe we are not so
blinded by envy to such an extent
that wo are not proud of Oklahoma
City, the greatest city of its age in
the world. We are glad to have peo-1
plo come here and be shown, that
they may be disabused of Impressions
of tho territories gained from cheap
fiction and glaring 'wild west' shows.
Wo are glad for tht-m to see your
fine Institutions, your wholesale and
manufacturing establishments, your
residences, schools, churches and col-
leges, and to learn of your '100,000
club. We are glad to show them
your street railway system—but we
draw the line at your city
(Laughter).
In a single statehood convention
we are sspeeially at home here. Other
cities have been led away by the
whisperings of ambition and have fol-
lowed false fires, but through thick
and thin, good and ill report, Okla-
has dared for a moment to say that
Oklahoma does not have all the quali-
fications and rights of statehood.
There has been expressed some fear
in a certain county as to what a bur-
den Indian Territory would he. God
bltoss your souls, nature was trying
to outdo herself when she fashioned
the glorious Indian Territory, giving
us gas and oil almost beyond the
measure of man's mind; 4,000,000
acres of forest, 15,000,000 acres of
fertile farm land, great stores of
granite and marble of the richest
color. A climate of no extremes.
Sunshine and shower come together.
We have no king or products. We
have a democracy of crops. The
same land that produces a bale of
cotton to the acre will produce CO and
70 bushels of corn, or 30 bushels of
wheat, or 20(1 bushels of potatoes,
while every berry, vegatable and mel-
on known to tho temperate zone
thrive there in highest abundance. I
am speaking in no wild hyperbole,
water, j my fellow citizens when I declare that
the Indian Territory Is the richest
spot under the American flag for the
size of it. Join Oklahoma and Indian
Territory and we wTll have an" in-
comparable state. No star in the con-
stellation will shine with a purer ray
serene.
BANK STATEMENT
EXAMINER SAYS OKLAHOMA
STITUTIONS ARE IN GOOD
CONDITION
IN
DEPOSITS AMOUNT TO NINE MILLION
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Memorial to Congress jt
We, the one thousand delegates, representing the million and a J
alf American citizens who reside in Oklahoma and Indian Territories, $
do hereby declare, in convention assembled, that said territories are 1
entitled to and of right ought to be Immediately admitted into the J
American union as one free and Independent state, on terms of equall- *
ty between themselves, and on an equal footing with the other states, jt
We have but one petition and one request to present to the
American congress, and that is that immediate joint statehood be
granted to Oklahoma and Indian Territories; on their own merits,
and without reference to any right or claim of other territories seeking
admission to the American union.
In sapport of the foregoing declaration we offer the following
reasons:
First. Our area is sufficient. The average area of all states
west of the Allegheny mountains is 74,000 square miles; of those
r states west of the Mississippi is 96,000 square miles. We have 70 100
( square miles. '
{ Second. Our population Is sufficient. The population of each
* territory Is 750,000. Our combined population is 1,500,000—four times
M as many as any state has had at the time of Its admission, and equal
* to the average population of all the states now In the union, and we
« are, therefore, entitled to seven members of the lower' house of
J congress.
* Third. Our resources nre sufficient. We have properly subject to
* taxation worth a billion dollars. We have 500,000 acres of coal lends
* and we produce bituminous coal of a, quality not surpassed by any
£ state la the union. We have natural gas fields containing single wells
* which produce 20,000,000 cubic feet per day. We have very extensive
* oil bearing fields, now containing hundreds of producing wells and
f equal to the celebrated fields of Pennsylvania and Kansas. We have
* mountains of granite and extensive beds of excellent stone, asphalt
„ and marble. We have developed mines of lead and zinc. We have
* great areas of untouched forests and milions of acres of fertile plains
J whlch rlval the valley of the Red river of the North in ;ts pro-
* duct Ion of wheat, the delta of the Mississippi In Its production of
k cotton, the prairies of Iowa In their production of corn and the
J Pacific slope In the quality of Its fruit. And we have 5,000 miles of
« railroad to convey our products to market and these traverse every
£ county in both territories.
t The character of our population entitles us to immediate ad-
£ mission. Our fathers live in every state of the union; we were born
I and bred In the atmosphere of American liberty ana dignity In 1900
* the percentage of illiteracy in Oklahoma was 5.5 and In Indian Ter-
* rltory 10; the general average 30 3-4. Since then the population
« has nearly doubled and It is safe to assume that all the newcomers
* are literate, because those who have the pluck and energy to move
* have intelligence enough to read. It is nSw, therefore, safe to sav that
5 two territories the average of Illiteracy Is not 7 per cent Of
* our total population only 102.000 are of Indian extraction and of
* these only 27,000 are fullblood Indians, and of these less than half are
k blanket Indians, and they all are citizens of the United States
Explosion Kills Two Shotfirers Equitable Salaries Cut
SOUTH MCALESTER: Jordan Ja- NEW YORK: Sweeping reductions
cobs and Jack Loftes, shotftrers, were in the salaries of various employes
killed by an e-.ploslon in the McAles- of tho Equitable feoclety were an-
ter Coal Mining Company's mine near j nounced by Chairman Morton. The
this citjr. Loftes was found lying on decreases will a:nount to 20 per cent I their proof will hive until Au-! peared in greater numbers this sea-
his face with hi; band over his heart,1 from all salaries over $15 000 per an- ! BURt 1 to do so and roceIve their pi° 8011 than ever bcrore. Live stook
and a piccc of his shirt clenched in num; 15 per cent on all salsr'-a ho- ""l' Anotlu'r distribution will be has suffered severely, as the sting of
hia hand. Jacohs way ivinp- nn «n nnn . .. . made liter of probably 30 per c« t. 1 i.
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Want Relief from Blower 8nake
GUTHRIE: Farmers In the vicinity
of Ingersoll have applied to tho au-
those creditors who have filed their j 'horltles for relief from the poison-
prixif of claim. Those who have not "blower" snake, which has ap-
Depositors Will Get 30 Per Cent
LAWTON: Receiver E. C. Knappe
of the defunct Dank of Lawton 1«
paying a dividend of SO per cent to
Jacobs was lying on his tween 000 and *15,000, both In-
back, terribly burned. The cause of,elusive and 10 per cent decrease friim
the explosion has not been ascer- j all salaries above *2,500 and below
i *9,000 per year.
telnwL
the snake Is even more deadly thau
The "windows of tho soul" are made "la' of the rattler. Farmers working
bo that we may look out for our-,'he lields are compelled to go
Ths Report Shows Ninety-Four Banks
In Operation—Banking Field Is
Well Covered—The Totsl Capital In-
vested Is $2,491,200
GUTHRIE: Paul P. Cooper, state
bank commissioner, has made public
his report, covering the past fiscal
year, which shows t&e banks of
Oklahoma to be in an excellent con-
dition. This Is a consolidated state-
ment of all state banks in the terri-
tory at the close of business on June
1, a total of 257 banks reporting. The
average reserve held Is 52 per cent,
the legal reserve required being 25
per cent The total resources are
*11,777,209.44.
The resources of the state banks
■hows loans and discounts amounting
to *6,268,087.85; overdrafts, *227,-
856.66; bonds and warrants, *194,-
673.45; banking house furniture and
fixtures, I570.J56.39; other real estate,
*65,581.39; due from banks, *3,460,-
864.50; cash, *84^,516.64; cash Items
and exchange, *142,261.52; other re-
sources, *2,232.14.
The liabilities show a total capital
stock of *2,491,200; surplus, *293,701,-
85; undivided profits, *494,448.79; to-
tal deposits, *8,393,110.37; bills pay-
able, *60,482.22; bills redlscounted,
*44,266.21.
Of the total deposits the certificates
of deposits amount to *823,137.50; de-
posits of banks, *153,909.05; indi-
vidual deposits, *7,355,299.44; cash-
iers' checks, *60,704.38.
In his report Mr. Cooper shows
there are ninety-four banks operating
in Oklahoma, with *5,000 capital stock
each; 109 with $10,000 each; 21 with
*15,000 each; 11 with *25,000 each; 4
with *20,000 each; 3 with *0.000 each;
with *7,500 each; 2 with *8,000 each;
with *12,000 each; 2 with *12,500
each; 2 with *50,000 each; there are
five other banks, each with a capital
stock as follows: *5,500,- *7,000, *10,-
200, $10,500 and *30,000. The aver-
age capital stock employed is $9,8G5.
During the fiscal year there have
been 225 banks examined, sixty-eight
during the last half of 1904 and 157
during the first half of 1905. The
Increased activity In examination Is
due to the fact that the department
has at its disposal for the year 1905
a larger fund to defray the expenses
of examination than It has previously
had. The recent legislature was the
first to fully recognize the importance
of this department.
That the department Is a money-
making concern for the territory Is
shown by the fact that during the
year Mr. Cooper turned into the terri-
torial treasury the sum of *3,525,
being the fees collected from examin-
ing banks during that period.
Mr. Cooper says that the condlton
of the banks, generally speaking. Is
quite satisfactory at this time. There
have not been so many organizations
perfected during the period covered
by the report as during the two years
prfeir to June 30, 1904. In a number
of Instances where there were too
many banks in one town, there have
been some consolidation's, which had
the effect of increasing the strength
off the banks without diminishing the
banking power of the community.
"The banking field is well covered
In Oklahoma," said Mr. Cooper, "and
bo far as I know there Is no demand
for more banks at this time. , I be-
lieve that our banks are managed
with as much ability «as will be found
in the conduct of the banking bust
ness in other jurisdictions. Our bank-
ing laws compare favorably with
those of other states, so far as those
provisions which are Intended to pro-
tect hte Interests of the public are
concerned."
KATY LAND GRANT
Judge Raymond Has an Important
Case Under Consideration
MUSKOGEE: Judge Raymond
has now under consideration the fa-
mous "Katy" land grant case, which
came u£ on a demurrer, and he Is ex-
pected to render his decision within a
few days. It is thought the recent
hearing on the demurrer will be the
last one given the case in this court,
as It is probable that the matter will
be appealed to a higher tribunal, no
matter In whoBe favor the decision
may be. This will be done In order
to obtain a final determination of the
points Involved as soon as possible. <
The case involves the "Katy's"
claim to alternate sections of land for
ten miles along Its right of way
through Indian Territory. The con-
tention of the attorneys for the rail-
way company Is based upon an old
land grant at the time the road was
built. The test case is one brought
by the railway company against
James Bullett, who took his allotment
on one of the sections claimed by the
railway people. His title to the land
Is now being contested. The govern-
ment Is the real defendant In the
case, and the United States district
attorney, Mr. Mellette, Is conducting
the defense.
Altogether there are very nearly
two milton acres of land, the title to
which hinges upon the point involved
in this suit. As the land Is estimated
to be worth *20 an acre, the financial
interests Involved In the suit are
something like four million dollars.
TO 0U8T OIL CONCERNS
Missouri li Attemptnlg to Prohibit
Companies From Doing Business
KANSAS CITY, MO.: The hear-
lng in the suit to oust the Standard
Oil company, the Republic Oil com-
pany and the Waters-Plerco Oil com-
pany from Missouri on the ground
that they are really one ar)d the same
concern, amd that they are In a com-
bine, is being held here.
Articles of association, showing the
ownership of the Waters-Pierce Oil
company stock by the Standard Oil
trust were admitted by R. A. Anthony,
special commissioner, after strong op-
position on the part of attorneys for
the oil company. With the articles
was also admitted an affidavit signed
by E. P. Pratt, filed with the secretary
of state of Missouri, showing that the
Standard Oil company succeeded to
the property and business of the Con-
solidated Tank Line company In 1892
The interesting feature of tile hear- ■
lng was the testimony of Mr. Pratt,
former agent for the Standard Oil
company in Kansas City, that he
learned what the competing oil com-
panies were doing by having "ar-
rangements" with clerks In railroad
freight offices, so that he knew tho
shippers and consignees, and at once
put salesmen for the Standard com-
pany on the track of tho business.
INVOICING IMPROVEMENTS
GRAIN INSPECTION RULES
Territorial Board Issues Instructions
for Grading Wheat
The territorial board of grain in-
spectors are now considering adopt-
ing the following conditional rules
for grading grain:
No. 1 hard shall be sound, dry,
reasonably clean, undipped, and un-
scoured hard winter wheat and shall
weigh not less than 59 lbs to the
bushel.
No. 3 hard shall be hard winter
wheat, sound, undipped and unscoured
and some bleached, but not clean or
plump enough for No. 2, and shall
weigh not less than 50 lbs to bushel.
No. 2 red shall be sound, dry and
reasonably clean, undipped and un-
scoured red winter wheat, and shall
weigh not less than 50 pounds to the
bushel.
No. 3 red shall be red winter wheat,
souiid, undipped and unscoured, and
Bome bleached, but clean or plump
enough for No. 2 and shall weigh not
less than GC lbs to the bushel.
Cattlemen Must Soon Leave the Big
Pasture
LAWTON: S. J. SUkot, agent of
the Kiowa-Comanche Indians, togeth-
er with a government Inspector, has
entered the 4 80,000-acre Indian pas-
ture reservation of Comanche county
for the purpose of viewing and In-
specting the improvements placed
upon these lands by the cattlemen
who havio them leased for grazing
purposes. These Improvements con-
sist of wire fences, lots, houses and
bams, and are yalued at mora than
*10,000. The leases provide that at
expiration ail improvements shall be-
come the property of the Indians.
The leases expired July 1, and the
cattlemen are preparing to vscate.
While there has been no Intimation
that any of the lessees will attempt
to violate that provision which gives
the improvements to uie Indians, yet
the secretary of the Interior deems It
a matter of business that an inven-
tory of the property be taken. Agent
Randelett Is receiving inquiries from
all sections of the country relative tc
terms of leases for agricultural pun
poses, and the opening of this reser-
vation promises to be the big even'
in the history of the southwest.
CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION
1 selves.
i armed against this venomoua reptlla.
Caution is the opening of the eyes,
suspicion tho closing of the heart.—
Henry F. Cope lu Chicago Tribune.
A Rood husband Is always sympH
thetlc. Sympathy Is love's healing
balm, spread by pity's tender baud.—
Dr. Alice Goodnew.
Muskogee Prepares for Entertaining
Separate State Advocates
MUSKOGEE: At & meeting of citi-
zens at the commercial club plans
were perfected for the entertainment
of the delegates to the constitutional
convention which meets here August
21.
The convention will bo In session
here three or four days. It was called
several days ago by Chief Rogers
of tho Cherokees and Chief McCur-
tain of the Choctaws, who have since
been joined by Chief Johnson of tho
Chickasaws and Chief Porter of the
Creeks. The Indlass favor separate
statehood and are aillgned with tho
prohibitionists and those factions of
the republican and democratic parties
known as "double staters." A com-
mittee of fifteen was appofcated to
co-operate with Gen. Porter in ar-
ranging details for the convention
and the reception and entertainment
of delegates.
As I approach the eveplng of my
life I no longer allow myself to be Ir-
ritated by my neighbor. No; the only
things that rouse my highest Indigna-
tion are my collar buttons and my
shirt studs, when I am traveling alone
aud find myself at tbelr mercy.

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