Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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FIFTEENTH YEAR NO. 12
GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY. MARCH 2>. 190(5.
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Some Lessons in the Regulation of Liquor
in Resulis of the Elections in Maine.
(The only value ofjjiistory is the benefit of the experience ;of
the past. «
The progress of civilization is the assimilation of the best re.
suits of the experience of the human family.
Modern civilization is better than ancient because of the great-
er universality of the same intelligence.
Every corner of the world has an opportunity to benefit by
the experiences of every other corner of the world, and accept the
best and reject the worst.
This information saves different communities the time and
cost of traversing the same road in the solution of social questions
that have been passed through by others without the knowledge
of the rest.
There are mistaken good intentions that do injury, as well as
mistaken ill-intentions that do good.
Many social remedies do a temporary good and a lasting in-
No matter whafdifferences of opinion, all facts of experience
should be equally and impartially considered in order to make the
wisest deduction for the solution of present conditions lor the con-
duct of the future.
From this week's "New Age," of Augusta, Maine, which we
get in exchange, we find that "A Democratic tidal wave has
swept over Maine," as the paper puts it[in box car letters clear acros
the front page. This sweeping victory is declared to be due to the
drastic liquuor seizure law which allotted officers to enter private
premises without an order from any court, simply on the com-
plaint of any citizen that he believed there was liquor in the pri-
vate residence of his neighbor.
Speaking of the election, "The | fast, Lewiston, Portland, Rc ck-
New Age '||says : j Island, Saco, So. Portland, VVest-
■'Maine L^mo,crats, and many | brook, Watervllle.
Republicans who Votedjthe Dem- j: Here are other opinions of the
ocrat ticket this year are jubilant: cause-
at theoverchtow of the Republcan ! Spi.-ngfidd Republican:
There are 3,687 teachers in Oklaho-
ma, 2,418 women and 1,269 men.
There are 2,05 >, Osages and they are
growing, but only among the mixed
The Cherokee Advocate, printed in
the Cherokee language, at Fort Gibson,
has been suspended, after an existence
of over fifty yeais.
It is getting to that Oklahoma fig-
ures everywhere. Boosley Box, of
Lexington, was killed in the recent
battle in the Phillipines.
if All the newspaper boys and otheis
are pleased over the appointment of AJ
J. Ross, editor of the Alva Courier, is
register of the land office.
George Roberts, of Chickasha, 62
years old, went to Chicago to attend
the funeral of a sister, was robbed of
$32, all he had, and walked ail the way
The old warhorse of democracy, ex-
attorney general, and ex-member of
the supreme court of Hawii, C. A. Gal-
braith, formerly of Oklahoma City has
located at Ada, I. T. Has he political
Three hundred delegates met at
Shawnee from the two territories and
adopted resolutions asking congress to
be sure and give us statehood, and
Charley Hunter was chairman of the
Those whose teeth clatter because of
the cold sdell in Oklahoma should im-
agine themselves in one of those forty
foot snow slides in Colorado and their
condition will instantly register 106 in
The co'd weather may have ruined
peaches, cherries and plums near Cus-
ter City, but it must nut have spoiled
chicken fruit. The citizens over-
whelmed an actor with two cases
against his protest.
municipal control at Augusta on uilrt";""
Monday for the first time since! vf V , f , h the past
- I .i , - . week wui be pointed to as a forc-
ings, and the retention of the con-' ,t , , i u o*
c ,• u -j cast the result in the State
trol of bangor which was gained M v., Q ■ -v
£ ,-r next September, 1 he Demc-
kist year for the first time in Iifty .,._f '• „i ' . c ,,
,, |. , , • ,. ■ 'Ci at- eai r.e6 oik of 11 cities,
vears. Belfast also swung into line . , '
■ , . - ... * and this tact causes renewed op-
and elected a Democrat njavori ,„ ,• , r , , , ,r
. , ,, r- .. position to bo\. Lubu 1ns
aovermeot icr Lheiirstl - r
8 Iiquoi enforcement policy among
, , . the Republicans. Maine is likely
The cause for tins upheaval ;s|t0 follow Vermont's example and
stablish local option within five
time in 20 year-
given as this:
"The success of Democratic
ticket Monday, following those
jf last week when Democratic
mayors were elected in six cities,
including Rockland, the home of
Gov. Cobb and Cong. Littlefield,
which passed to the control of
the Democrats for the first time
in its history, and those of last
December, when Portland and
Westbrook elected Democratic
mayors, are regarded as a revolt
against the present Republican
Machine which has assumed such
proportions as to threaten Re-
publican supremacy in Maine at
the September election. It is also
considered to be a protest against
the Sturgis-Cobb liquor enforce-
ment law passed by the last legis-
Here are some of the cities
given as having been overturned
first time for many years:
Augusta, Auburn, Bangor, Bel-
Portland Argus: The meaning
of these victories emphasizing
and expanding last week's Demo-
cratic sweep, cannot be mistaken,
minimised or confused. They
mean before all else, a revolt
against Cobb-Sturgisism—a re-
volt that threatens to become a
How widespread this revolt is,
is indicated by the general satis-
faction among Republicans at the
overturn. That was manifest
enough last week. It will be
still more in evidence this week.
Thousands of them throughout
the State have reached the limit
of their patience. Other meth-
ods failing they have set out to
smash things, and the ci.y elec-1only country editor in Oklahoma who
Has Ed Marchant the mulligrubs, or
has he that "alein', Aline feeling? Say
Ed, does "let youn r men aspire" leave
you-out? that that "nasty" paper in
the eastern part of Oklahoma had the
"inspiration" to writ?.
"Blow, blow, ye Oklahoma wind,!" A-
mong other thing?, "blow in the men
that win" writes Muble Brown in the
Oklahoman. That's the trouble, Mable,
with Oklahoma; there are already too
many "blowh irds in life.
Secretary Filson has issued his an-
nual report as commissioner of insur-
ance and shows that $17,889.50 had
been turned into the territorial treas-
ury. There are nearly 200 companies
doing business and 4,210 agents.
Rev. A. J. Holt, now living in Knox-
ville, Tenn.. thinks he was the first
missionary in Oklahoma. He went to
the Incian Post at Anadarko in 1876,
and there was not even an army chap-
lain at Fort Reno and Fort Sill, he
If S. E. Bronson desires to be presi-
dent of the Oklahoma Press Associa
tion, he ought to have it, if not for be-
ing one of the most genial of men and
versatile of editors, then for being the
Princes and Princesses.
Walker Whitesides' "Heart and
Sword," played here last week
Thursday, was not as good, though
of the same character, as "We
Are King," in which he appeared
last seajon. _ •
It is difficult to realize fan idyl
in flesh and blood, for it is the su-
preme conception of the imagina-
tion. Ideals in romance have their
conditions; they have individual
limitations, and • are | varied to
the soul-reach of the dreamer. But
an idyl is the consumation of the
Princes and princesses are not su-
perhuman in reality, but in ideality
they are conceived to bo, when it
is a romance of love that ends well
and "they are happy ever after;"
and those who assey the role have
a difficult part to play. That touch
that makes the difference between
a prince and not a prince, a prin-
ces and , not a princes, is so shad-
owy, it is a3 difficult of descrip-
tion in language as the perfume of
a flower, or the soulful sighing of 1
sjmpl.ony. Therefore it is a rare
dreamer of a man that can imper-
sonate the dream-created J prince
and n deliciously spirituelle woman
the princes. While they do not
belong to fairyland, they are the
shadowy citizens of a land as ex-
acting and imposing.
It was this insistance of the im-
agination that the idyl be ideal,that
caused Walker Whitesides and his
leading lady to fall short of satis-
faction. While the imagination
intruded far lovelier visions of the
lovemaking of a prince and a prin-
ces, the senses refused to be satis-
fied with the esthetic art of the
lovers and flew to the arms of their
own creation—to the dainty rap-
ture of the princes and the all-en-
folding warship of the prince, as
they forget heaven and earth, and
time's eclipse in the soul-sought
union of the lips.
Whitesides is better than his
leading lady, but even he isn't a
good lover. He is awkward at "it,
and the lady is commonplace. The
veriest tyro -maid or man—in the
au<iience had a stitch in the side,
and involuntarily cried, "Oh!"when
the prince and princes threw them-
selves into each ether's arms
in happy realization that their
mutual passion was returned,
they did it so much like a kitchen
scullion and the maid-of-all-work.
The lack of romantic realization
in "Heart and Sword" was the
more poignant in the fact that Mr.
Whitesides in other plays comes so
near the ideal of the characters
and scenes he undertakes to pre-
sent to his audiences.—John Go-
Here is a Mail Order House
I Making Inroads Into Oklahoma,
Continued on page 2.
tions throughout the State this
spring is a notification to all
whom it may concern that they
mean business. The Republican
leaders have got to face the situ-
Wall Street's Opinion of
The Southwest has a strong lead ever
other parts of the United States in
present progress. For five years Tex-
as and Oklahoma have surpassed all
the states in railroad building, new
banks, new schools and increase of
farming population. These are the
faetors that make rich commonwealths,
says the N. Y. Commercial.
The new oil and gas belt the great-
est on the continent, reaching from
Kansas through Indian Territory and
Oklahoma into Texas, has brought the
manufacturing era This, with great
stores of raw material of the south-
west, lead, zinc, iron, coal, clay, ce-
ment. stone and timber, will produce a
developement exceeding anything here-
tofore known in manufacturing in the
Southern latitude and western air
tude combine to produce in the south-
west a climate which offers great in-
ducements to the homeseekers. It is
healthful to man and beast. Farm
work and building can be carried on
throughout the entire year. Fruits
flourished and truck gardening goes on
in season and out of season. Cotton,
one of the world's greatest staples, is
added to the farming resources.
Lands, although advancing rapidly, are
still much cheaper here than in the
older states. The great cattle ranges
are bein^ cut into farms and feed lots.
The semi-arid regions of the extreme
western portion are being brought un-
der irrigation, with and without gov-
ernment aid. These lands are thus
made productive and valuable.
J. E. Blowers, whose wife left with
a hardware drummer several months
ago, caught her in Ireland. He says
she was hypnotized. Miss Thomas,
editor of the Beaver Herald, says
thousands of women have been hypno-
tizad the same way, and suggests that
if hardware drummers are too strong
magnates for married women to resist,
they should be barred the town.
New Fair Circuit Formed
At a meeting of representatives of
various towns in northern Oklahoma,
held in Enid during the past week, a
fair circuit was organized, composed of
Enid, Newkirk. Deer Creek, Jett,
Nashville and Carmen. A meeting to
arrange a schedule and prepare pre-
miums will be held in the near future.
wears a "full dress", and one sleeve
isn't longer than the other either.
Carry Nation, in her Hatchet,claiirs
that while in Pond Creek, John Moore
handed in the audience a $20 bill to
change for the purchase of a 25 cent
hatchet, that she hurridly gave him a
fifty^dollar bill, thinking it a ten,a five
dollar bill and $4,50 in silver. She
claims] she did not discover the mistake
until she returned to her hotel, when
she phoned him, then she saw him, and
denied the mistake. She declares she
will make an affidivit to the fact.
.Charley Fechheimer, a Chickash a
lawyer, is said to be the second man in
forty years to walk upon the floor of
the United States Senate when in ses-
sion, who was not a member of con-
gress. He did it to suggest to Senator
Culberson to .have a provision inserted
in the statehood bill giving Chickasha a
term of federal court each year, and so
boldly walked past the door-keeper
that it took his breath before he couid
Mrs. Sarah A. Thomas, Mrs. Han-
nah L". Farmer, of the Minneapolis
Humane Society, Miss Alice M. Thom-
as, a teacher, and Frank C. Erkle, also
of Minneapolis, filed claims in Beaver
county, near Guymon, and have built a
house on the four corners so they can
all live under one roof, although sepa-
rately, with a door to the four winds.
This was done for protection to the la-
dies. They never heard that Jack
Savage is out there for this especial
firs. Nation Goes
Back on "Ferg."
Mrs. Carry Nation, who heretofore
has singled out Ex-Governar Ferguson
as the only emaculate male cherub in
Oklahoma, has had her loins moved in
deep sorrow for his wayward path.
"We have said that Ex-Governor
Ferguson was a friend to Oklahoma
people, Alas, we hold in our hands
The Watonga Republican, that he pub-
lishes where he lives, in the January
issUe of the 25th he has six saloon ap
plications, C, C. Mahew, C. B. Mc
Clung, Will Tarpley, Phillip Hawk, J.
M. Chapman, Elz'a Blankenship, for
the privilege of opening in Watonga
Pits of Hell for the boys to be trapped
to the devil. And this Mr. Ferguson
who wants to pose as a man poses to
the traffic of the infernal regions and
is giving his aid to secure such pits in
his native town..
There are editors in Oklahoma that
never professed as much as Mr. Fer-
guson or flew so high that will not be
an aider to such a curse to any com-
munity. "By their fruits ye shall
know them." The Editor of the Hatch-
et is always trying to find a decent re-
publican : just .as well try to find a
Here is another scheme of the mail order business doing busi-
ness in Kansas, that is spreading in Oklahoma. The Topeka cor-
respondent of the Kansas City Journal says:
Kansas bankers are becoming alarmed over a new scheme
evolved by Chicago mail order houses for getting hold of idle
money in the country. These houses are borrowing money from
the country people at the rate of $1,000,000 a day, so the bankers
report, and their scheme is absolutely legitimate. They simply
write their customers who have idle money to send it to them and
get a receipt. The money will draw 7 per cent interest and is sub-
ject to call. This looks like a banking proposition, but really it is
nothing more or less than a straight loan at 7 per cent.
In a booklet issued by one of the Chicago mail order houses
the plan is explained as follows: "If you have any idle money-
send it to us. We will send you a receipt. We will pay you 7 per
cent interest and you can draw the money any time you want it.'
We are large borrowers of Chicago, New York and Boston banks
We prefer to borrow from you. You trade with us. They don't.
Your local banker will not give you to exceed 4 per cent interest,
if he gives you any at all. By sending us your money you make
anywhere from 3 to 7 per cent over what you can get at home and
we get it as cheaply as we now get money from the Eastern banks."
It is also provided that when a customer wants any goods he
can send for them and have the oill charged against the note which
he holds against the house. Depositors are limited to one to a
family and the amount cannot be less than $5 nor more thanStooo.
Officers of the Kansas Bankers' Association intimate in a letter
to the state banking department that a vast amount of idle money
in Kansas is being sent to the Chicago mail order houses on this
scheme, and have asked if there is not some way to stop it. The
bankers themselves are responsible for the new scheme. They be-
gan charging exchange on checks sent by farmers to the mail or-
der houses. The exchange more than equalled the profits on some
bills of goods and the mail order houses had to turn the orders
down. This would make the farmers mad and they would buy the
goods of their local merchants. In order to hold their business
the mail order houses evolved the semi-banking scheme. It is
working like a charm and money is pouring in,
"While 1 am sorry to see money drifting1 to Chicago thatshould
be in our local banks," said State Bank Commissioner Rovce to—
day, "I really cannot See in fflft new fcTfenTe"" an y v' o I a11 o n of law
The e mail ord r houses are not doing a banking business. They
are simply borrowing money if they can find another man who will
loan it to them. And it seems that those houses are finding plenty
of people who are ready to loan them money."
"But the new scheme will not hurt the Kansas bankers as
much as it will the Kansas merchants," said Boyce. "The farmers
who loan money to those houses will send there for their goods.
And in the long run most of the loans will be eaten'tip by trade.
But most of the Kansas bankers cannot consistently complain.
Nearly all of them send away from home for their stuff. They
will not even patronize their country print shop, but send away
for blank checks, deposit slips and the like. I take it that my
home town, Phillipsburg. is a fair sample. More people there
send away for their printing than get it done at home. It's the
same in other country towns, and the bankers are among the big-
gest offenders in this line. So they won't get much sympathy
from the country editors over their scrap with the mail order hous-
es. Personally I would like to knock the mail order business out
entirely, and would support any scheme with that end in view, but
I don't see how jt can be done. Some statesman may figure out a
way, though. If he does, then the country merchants will come
into their own, and perhaps the country bankers will patronize
Cannon Will Hack Dowu and Agree to to First Forakea
We will get statehood this session of congress. If he cannot
force the senate his way, Speaker Cannon will agree to Foraker's
amendment allowing New Mexico and Arizona to vote separately
on the adoption of the constitution.
The house postponed action 011 the bill Thursday and ad-
journed on account of the death of Geo, R. Patterson, membe
from Pennsylvania. It will come up Friday and be relerred to a
conference committee, but with an understanding of a special rule
Seventeenth Anniversary Stories of the
Opening of Oklahoma
Scothorn Acts As
At a special session of the supreme
court, at which were present Chief Jus
tice Burfordand associate Justice Bur-
well Hainer,'Gilbert and Irwin, John
W. Scothorn was appointed United
States district Attorney to fill the va-
cancy made by the removal of Horace
Speed. The appointment was made at
the request of Attorney General Mood-
y in a telegram from Washington,
until a successor is oppointed. Scot-
horn held a similar position at the
death of Sam Overstreet, when Speed
HE STATE REGISTER desires indivi- j
vidual experiences of men who made a ]
"run'' for "claims'* into Oklahoma,
April 22, 1889, with nothing and now
have good farm homes. These stories
will be published in the anniversary
edition. These stories must not exceed
three hundred words. The Life of
President Roosevelt will be given as a
prize for the best story, a choice of several other
books for the second and one year subscription to
the State Register for the third. There are well-
to-do farmers in the "original" Oklahoma who did
not have but a dollar or two and picked their claims
on foot. Send in your story as early as possible to
the OKLAHOMA PRINTING CO., Guthrie,Okla.
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Golobie, John. Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1906, newspaper, March 22, 1906; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc111335/m1/1/: accessed March 7, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.