Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 39, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 28, 1905 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma State Register.
FOURTEENTH YEAR NO. 39.
GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY, SEP TEMBER,'28, 1905.
#1.00 PER YEA W
I Constitutional Convention Working >
lo Prevent Statehood.
THE INDIVIDUAL NOTHING.
"There is a quarter million dollars in the Indiann Territory to prevent
statehood and the constitutional convention was gotten up for that purpose,"
said a prominent citizen of Muskogee, in Guthrie yesterday.
According to his statement the men behind the movement are the most
powerfml in the territory and no man who is in business there can afford to
oppose the movement. These men are composed of the land companies buy-
ing Indian rights; those who have controlled local government for years and
the federal appointees holding offices, and as a power behind the throne,
members of congress directly or indirectly interested in the different Iran-
shises and the politieal patronage the territory has made possible for their
districts. The scheme, according to this gentleman, is to show sufficent cause
in the Indian Territory for opposition -to single statehood before congress,
which means no statehood.
"There is still to much picking over there," said he, "to allow statehood
yet a while, if it can be helped. But the general demand for single statehood
over the country has been such that a constitution, in which certain demands
for the Indian, such as prohibition, and seperate statehood, could be made to
appear paramount, was the last resort possible for fighting ground. No one
believes that such a constitution as that framed will suit the Indian Territory.
The location of its county seats alone would under ordinary circumstances be
enough to defeat it. But these powerful factors who control the Indian Terri-
tory, saw that by making the movement of holding the convention at Musko-
gee they would fill the town during the dull season and take the play away
from South McAlester by placing the capital at Fort Gibson, and after it was
done the majority of newspapers would have to stand for it. The single
statehood papers even of Muskogee dare not fight the adoption of the consti
tution, because it is backed by men and money that could crush them in a
MONEY BEING USED TO ADOPT THE CONSTITUTION.
The use of money in the election for its adoption of tbe constitution is
everywhere in evidenee. It is evident that sombody is furnishing the money
for all the expense. Who is it? A list of over one hundred speakers has been
published, who will go into the field persuading people to vote for the adop-
tion of the constitution. Every man that has influence is approached and told
that his expenses will be paid. The constitution itself has been sent out to
different papers, to be printed in supplement form, and its publication has
been paid for.
It stands to reason that the interests of the men who desire to prevent
statehood are sufficient to bear the expense of the constitutional con-
vention and the election to adopt it. They have the machinery all in their own
hands, and they declare boldly that even if there are not enough votes cast
they can show a majority to carry the election.
There .are many other evidence that thej|adoption of the constitution is
but a strong desire to defeat statehood on the part of those who can continue
their graft without it. If need be these parties had rather have territorial
form of government in which conditions would still remain in their hands. It
is declared that every federal officer's private graft is greater than his official
salary, which is shown by the fact that when fight is made on any one of t iem
they prefer to resign their positions than give up their private interests. It
is pointed out that the United States district attorney resigned his position to
give him greater freedom to take business advantage of the conditions exist-
ing for making money. It is not altogether that he may stand a better chance
to forward his political chances under statehood.
The Indian Territory is an empire in the hands of a few men, and if state-
hood can be wrested from them this winter all other interests will have to go
unitedly before congress and not break up on small differences of opinion. All
should stand behind the bill that will be prepared by Delegate McGuire and
Beveridge, who will make every effort possible to pass a bill this winter mak-
ing a state out of Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
. ALL KINDS
Congress will be asked to enlarge
the jurisdiction of the district court in
the Osage notion to include all citizens
as well as persons of Indian blood.
President Boyd, of the Oklahoma
University, believes the enrollment
this year will reach 600. A law de-
partment, he thinks, should be added
to the curriculum.
That's ju3t like Bill Fossett.
says he don't care so much about his
reappointment as marshal as he does
to know his friends are sticking to
him. He is himseif capable of the
most loyal frendship and thinks every-
Col. John Florer, for thirty-five
years, Osage Indian trader, has pur-
chased a residence in Denver, Colorado
for $12,500, where he will reside here-
Miss Francis V. Gullifer, of the New
Age, Augusta Maine, and Louis O.
Haskel, of the Pittsfield Advertiser,
Pittsfield Maine, are still writing de-
lightfully of their trips to Oklahoma,
when they attended the National Press
Association in Guthrie, and the round
trip to the Pacific coast, Portland Ex-
position and then home. They came
furtherest away and were the most en-
thusiastic over the great southwest.
Ex-Senator Henry W. Blair, of New
Hampshire, has submitted to an inter-
view in Washington, promising to re-
main there during session of congress
to help work for statehood. He was
present at the double statehood con-
vention at Oklahoma City and considers
it the gathering of a body of men equal
to congress in personell.
The school land board has fixed the
townsite lot rentals of Hobart and
Lawton of about 400 lots.
W. P. Campbell, custodan of the
Historical Society, has received the
flag used by David L. Payne, the Ok-
lahoma boomer on his raids,
Perkins celebrated the completion of
the bridge over the Cimarron last
Samuel Green and Peter Whitehead,
just captured in Portland, under in-
He ' dictment in Roger Mills county for the
alleged killing of John Bullard, sheriff
and William Cogdon, deputy, June 15
Lucile Mulhall is suing the fair man-
agement of Coffeyville, Kansas for
$750.00 first prize for ropeing the
The annual convention of the Con-
federate Veterans at Oklahoma City
was a great success, and Bill Cross was
the chief enjoyable event of it.
The Ladies Band, of Perkins, com-
posed of girls from 18 to 25 years old
attracted great attention and received
many compliments during the G. A. R.
Encampment at Denver,
The apostolic received documents
from Home by which the vicarate apos-
tolic of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
has b( en erected to a bishopric, with
the episcopol see at Oklahoma City,
Monsigner T. Meerscha>rt, the present
vicar apostolic, has been appointed the
first bishop of the new see.
After having scared congress into
granting statehood by having his two
mile petition read, Hugh Scott, private
secretary to Delegate McGuire, expects
to donate it to the Oklahoma Histori-
cal Society. It will take a dray to haul
the huge roll to the house of congress.
Governor Ferguson has declared the
Perry jail a territorial prison for the
purpose of removing Ira N. Terrill
there who has been declared insane by
the Kansas penitentiary authorities and
refused longer custody, It will make
him almost sane to return to Oklaho-
ma soil, and if he could get to Guthrie
he would die of self satisfaction.
A Land in Which the State Is Every,
We printed recently a brief extract
from an article on "The Real Austral-
la " in the Booklovers Magazine l>y Mr.
Burriss Gahan, in which that remarkac
bio country la depicted ar the "political
hot house of the world." Socialistic
theories elsewhere discussed as vision-
ary imaginings are reduced to practi-
cal method in Australia.
In Australia all women are admitted
to the suffrage. Graduated income and
progressive land taxes are established.
The referendum is used. Law3 hava
been paseed for the minimum wage,
the eight hour day, the early closing
of shops, day labor on government
contracts and the inspection of factor-
ies, shops and mines, in three of tha
colonies old age pensions have been,
established and a determined effort for
a federal scheme of the same kind is
now proceeding. The exclusion of
alien and undesirable immigrants' is
carried to the greatest extremes. A
"white Australia" being the national
cry, the government has refused to re-
new mail contracts with British
steamers which carry colored sailors
or stokers. South Sea islanders who
have been working in Queensland su-
gar fields for years are to be deported.
The Australian governments own and
operate the railways, telegraphs and
telephones. Governments use compul-
rory arbitration to protect the com-
munity against strikes and lockouts.
In New Zealand there is government
insurance against both fire and death.
In area Australia, with its sister is-
lands of New Zealand and Tasmania, is
about as large as the United States,
but the combined population! is less
than five millions; and of this popula-
tion, most remarkably, the percentage
of urban inhabitants to the whole is
the largest in the world. Nearly oiie-
liall of the people live to the towns,
more than a quarter in the two cities
of Sidney and Melbourne and more
than a third in the various state capi-
tals . This consolidation of the popu-
lation tends to socialism and encour-
ages It "The labor party in the var-
ious colonies has succeeded in mould-
ing recent Australian legislation and
in making a journeyman printer pre-
mier of the continent.'
Another peculiarity of Australia
among all the newer countries is Its
rave uniformity. "Here," says Mr. Ga-
race unifority. "Here," says Mr. Ga-
ish birth and blood," and the policy to
keep up this uniformity, or, at any rate
to make Australia more and more
white and to avoid competition in labor
by restricting alien immigration. The
Australian means to keep their so-
cialism for themselves by perpetuating
The govr-nment Is everything, indi-
ridual initiative and independence is
nothing. "The individual withers and
the state is more and more." The eli-
cjfcte itself, without cold enough at
any season to be invigorating, makes
Australia a peculiarly iuviting field for
socialistic experimenting. "Perpetual
summer and continual sunlight aru
sapping individual energies." The more
the government does the less there i^
left for the individual to do. The more
drastic the laws to keep out Immi-
grants the better the people already
there can escape work and the mora
fully they can rely on the state to takq
care of them.
That is the situation to which the
Rdvocates of socialistic legislation, re.
publican and democrats, would re.
duce the American republic; that i^
the condition to which ihey would con-
sign the people in this invigorating
climate of the temperate zone. Tha
only initiative, the only enterprise
they would have would be in and by
the government—the federal govern-
ment, for necessarily the states of tha
ur.lon would drop intc insignificance.
There would be only one boss, and he
would be in the White bouse at Wash-
ington.—New York Sun. , ,
~ TAKING ANOTHER NAME. \
Nothing in Law3 to Prohibit it—Rea-
sons for Making Change.
"Custom has made it almost univer-
sal for male persona to bear the names
of tlioir parents," said an attache of
School Land Matter Settled
Satisfactory To All Around
The territorial school land office, the secretary of interior and the lessees,
the local court the oth<>r morning, "It it is given out, have adjusted their differences to the satisfaction of every-
seems natural that it should be so. body. It was found that no strict rule of preference right of only 160 acres
Nevertheless, there Is nothing in the could be observed in the grazing dirtrict, west of range 13. The lesees in the
laws of (his country prohibiting a man three new counties, whose leases were to be renewed the first of last January,
taking another name, and no legal but were held up pending the discussion of the new rule of cutting down
Wilwauki Free Press: "Herbert J.
Leach and Miss Harriet I Christie
were married last night at St. Steven's
church, the Rev. A. A. Ewing officiat-
ing. After an eastern trip, Mr. and
Mrs Leach will reside at 574 Hackett
avenue." The groom is a brother of
Len. F. Leach, of this city, and was
an early day settler.
Small Indiana Constable.
James H. Vincent of this placa la
•aid to be the smallest constable in/
the United States .He weighs but 88
pounds, stands 4 feet 8 and is 40 years
of age. However, his smallness is no
bar in his career, and bad characters
In these parts have learned to recog-
nize the diminutive officer.
Vincent began his career as a peace
officer when Sheriff Scales appointed
him as deputy. In a short time he
showed that he meant business and
could not be bluffed or bulldozed. All
told, he made more than two hundred
arrests.—Boonville correspondence of
penalty is attached to his doing so
There is, always, however, a possibility
of its being attended with inconven-
ience and perhaps loss to himself.
"There is a way by which a man may
change his name with the sanction of
tbc law, and that is the only safe way.
liut the law requires him to asslg*
se me good reason for the change. Menf
name because it is foreign and dif-
wishing to change their names. Somo>
times a man wishes to drop his right
nt me because it is of foreign and dif-
ficult for an American tongue to pro-
nounce. This may injure him in busi-
ness, as there is such a thing as prej-
udice even in this free and enlightened
commonwealth. Or his name may have
In English an absurd or even vulgar
meaning and subject him to unpleasant
Jckes, or it may associate him with
senile notorious criminal or be the
counterpart of some name which his-
tory has made infamous, or it may ba
misspelled antd consequently mispro-
nounced on his entry to this country.
Frequently infants are left orphans
or abandoned by the father after the
death of the mother. In that case it is
frequent for relatives or neighbors to
take a child and adopt it, giving it their
own name. In that case the party de-
siring to adopt must apply by a writ-
ten petition to the court to the place in
which he lives asking leave to adopt
the child and change its name to that
of the petitioner. The order allowing
the adoption and the change of name
must be filed with the court so that
the leal parantage of the child may ba
subsequently established if necessary.
"When an adult applies for leave to
c'jfinge his name he must give hi«
place of birth, residence, age and
whether he is married or single and
whether there are any judgments
against him or eiutstandlng commer-
cial paper in the name which he seeks
to abandon. If in any of these cases
the court is satisfied '.here are to ob-
jectionable reasons the order in per-
mitted granting the change of name.
The order must be filed with the clerk
•Ed thirty days thereafter the new
name may be assumed. The granting
of the notice must be within tec days
thereafter, be published in a newspa-
per designated by the court.
"Thus the law protects the person
Who for good and sufficient reasons de-
sires to assume a name other than hi3
own. The srder of the court being ob-
tained and recorded, all the rights of
Xho individual which may subsequently
accrue to him under his original nama
are preserved, his identity being un-
der the law fully established."—Wash-
ington Star. , ,
To Improve Home Markets
A meeting was held in the City
Hall Wednesday night to im-
prove home maikets, and the fol-
lowing committee was selected
for that purpose: I. B. Levy,
chairman, J. S. Lyon; A. O.
Farquharson, M. Collar, J. J.
Houston, F. O. Lutz, F. B. Lillie,
R. W. Ramsay, Frazier the meat
man, J. H. Rucks, E. Frankfort,
J. T. Kerr, E. E. Tallman, Ollie
Williams, W. A. Humphrey, F.
A Damaging Error
El Reno Democrat; A few
days ago, by inadvertence, we lo-
cated John Golobie as the editor
of the Guthrie Leader. It was a
damaging mistake. Senator Nib-
lack is the man behind the guns
on the Leader, and say girls, he
is an Adonis of beauty, rich as
Creosus, a better poet than Kip-
ling, and the only statesman on
the democratic side of the senate
in the last legislature. He sings
like a Martingale and can dance
like a sunflower in a Kansas
zephyr, and he is on the matri-
holdings to a preferance right of or ly 160, and to whom afterwards a tem-
porary lease of one year was given, will be given two years at the exp,ration
of the one year to all such as are entitled to it by compliance with the general
equity of tenants. This will give them their original renewal of three
The lesees, take it all around, have done better this than any other year.
They have raised good crops and have made money. There is hardly any com-
plaints at the school land office. The renewal of leases in the balance of the
territory is now going on on the old basis, with such adjustments as individua
conditions demand. In conformity with this order Secretary Fred L. Wenner
is sending out the following circular letter:
"While there is a strong sentiment looking toward the cutting down of
large school land leases held in western Oklahoma and the board feels that in
many instances it would be best to reduce the holdings of the lessees both for
the school fund and the community in which the land is located, they do not
feel like confiscating the rights of any lessee or causing him any loss,
"Preference right leases will be issued to any lessees west of range 13 to
as much as one-half section. Any lessee can relinquish out any part or all of
the school land under lease to him to other parties, and preference right leases
will be issued to each person to whom he relinquishes, provided they do not
hold more than a half section.
"In the case of lessees holding a section or more, whose circumstances are
such that they cannot devide up or relinquish at this time without loss or great
inconvenience, the board will generally allow them to renew their leases on
their full holdings for another term os three years, but beyond one-half sec-
tion will grant them grazing leases only, with no preference right in them
reserving the right to cut down their holdings at any time they may deem
"In the case of any lessees having very large holdings of purely agricul-
tural lands on grazing leases, if the board should deem it best to have them
divided up or cut down their leases they will be given ample notice so as to
have an opportunity to do so without causing them any loss. Of course, no
lessee will be disturbed in any of his holdings during the term of his lease
and the board will endeavor in every ease to be as liberal as possible with every
lessee and to administer the rules on the principles of equity and justice to
every person concerned.
G. A. R. Reunion
The G. A. R. Reunion of Okla-
homa in annual session in Perry
this week had one of the most
enjoyable times in the history of
the organization. Wednesday
was Confederate Day and the
Blue and the Gray mixed in
Climate and Crop
Geo. B. Cortelyou, Postmaster-Gen-
eral, has resigned to take a high posi-
tion with the New York Life Ins. Co.
Ex-Governor Barnes returned
from Lake Mackinac, Wis., this
week hpving spent a few weeks
there for his health. He is af-
flicted with hay fever which is
Dr. Hugh Scott flarried.
Dr. Hugh Scott, Jprivate secre-
tery to Delegate McGuire, was
married this week to Miss Willie
Wallace, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. T. Wallace, of Dustin, 1. TV
Dr. Scott is one of the popular
men of Oklahoma, who de-
serves the charming lady he ha*
secured for a wife. Mr. and Mrs
Scott will make their home in.
Pawnee until congress convenes.
For the week ending Septem-
ber 25, 1905;
Scattered showers occured on
the 18th, the remainder of the
was dry, with cool nights. Light
frosts occured on the 19th and
20th, over a few localities in the
northern portion of the section
with no damage reported.
The rains placed the grounds
in good condition over the sec-
tion, and wheat and alfalfa seed-
ing was well advanced; the early
sown wheat and rye were up to
fair to good stands, and doing
Hay harvesting is generally
completed; the second growth of
hay is being secured over a few
Early corn is being secured and
and cribbed with fair to good
yields and quality; late corn is
maturing, and varies from a poor
to good condition, with some rot-
ting in shock reported.
Cotton is opening and picking
is more general, with yield vary-
ing from poor to fair but of a
good quality; the plant is shed-
ding and being damaged by boll
worms, and the late cotton prom-
ises a poor to fair yield only,
porvided frost comes late.
Broom corn has been secured
with a good yield, some was dam-
aged by rain, Kaffir corn, cane,
millet, milo maize and cow peas
are giving good yields.
Late potatoes and turnips are
up to poor to fair stands, and do-
ing well, but need rain.
Apples are mostly gathered or
have fallen off.
Range grass is in good condi-
tion and stock is doing well.
Kansas City Live Stock
As furnished by Stroller Live
Stock Commission Company.
Sept. 20.—Cattle receipts in the
southern division 750, calves 250.
The trade in steeas were slow but
fully steady here. The best
offerings were held until late in
in the day. Some of the com-
moner kind on the canner order
sold early at $2 25 and 2.50. The
trade in cows opened slow and
bids ranged from 10 to 15c lower
than Monday or barely steady
with the close yesterday. Some
1230 lbs. steers sold at 83.25;some
1186 lbs. at $3.20, and some 975
lbs. at $2.95. Some 976 tt). cows
sold at $2.75; 18 cows 747 lbs.
at 82.5o; 92 cows 795 lbs. at $2.35
38 cows 672 lbs. at 82.10; and 30
cows cows 580 lbs. at 8200. 27
calves 250 lbs. at S3 10; 15 calves
266 lbs. at 83.00. The calf mar-
ket was dull and weak today, es-
pecially for common heavy weigh
which have delined 72c to 81.00
in the last ten days. Cattle re-
ceipts in the native devision 17,-
55o, calves 2,500. Market opened
active and steady to strong for
the limited run of choice steers.
An order buyer picked up half a
dozen loads at 8$.60 to J?0-
Some held over on a bid of 85.55
sold at the same price today.
Fat westerns generally ruled
steady. The trade in western
cows was slow and ruled weak
to ioc lower. Prime stockers
were scarce. Calves ruled slow
at weak prices.
Hog receipts 4000. Market 5c
higher. Top $5.57^. bulk of
sales $5.35 to 5 50 against 85.40
tor top and 85.15 to 5.30 for bulk
of sales last Wednesday.
Sheep receipts 2,000. Market
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