Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1906 Page: 4 of 8

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Oklahoma S t a t e Register
Pubtkhed Evetr Thundiy
J, M. DOLPH, Pro.
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JOHN GOl.OBIE, Editor.
The Arrogance of Office.
Why is it that most men when appointed or
«lected to office crawl into their hole, like a
goffer, and pull tIre hole in after them.'" Next
to the hotel clerk your officeholder, from the
Jowcst to the highest, is a most reserved and ar-
rogant man.
This is where so much humiliation conies in.
A man who has had what is termed "official dig-
nity," has passed his neighbors by,or made them
feel his haughty mien, and lie drops suddenly
out, "probably because he is no better than he
should be," or because he is, and, naturally, all
the world in [.which |he moved among him to
It is human nature; we cannot help it. It
is as natural as that cold will contract iron and
heat expand, a warm wind open the bnds into
generous blossoming and a chill blast free/,e
them up. All over Oklahoma are official wrecks.
Picked up from indigeAcy into official "dignity"
and opulence, they have lived a term of "brief
authority," like "petty tyrants," and then gone
back again to their native state of mental indi-
gency, poorer in character than before.
There is not much difference in men. If any, it
will show itself out of as in office, and he who
ridt^s too roughly his little day of "brief author-
ity" will live to rue his folly many years.
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Pursuing Underhanded Methods.
Those who had sjome charity for Mr. Speed
in his dismissal from, office, should reserve their
judgement. Mr. Speqd . axd Mr. [Flynn are in
Washington pursuing underhanded methods of
filing charges against other Republicans. In
his charges against Cash Cade Mr. Speed is tak-
ing the advantage of his position as United
States district attorney in presenting but one
side of the case that he knows in the end fully
exonerated Cade as a member of the Kingfisher
townsite board. It is this mean advantage of
his official position in the last seventeen years
that is the chief sin of Speed.
The charges against Cash Cade as a member
of the Kingfisher townsite board were m ide by
a Demon.itit: aclmiiiiatiution, under l-Jevi-lantl's
second term, when Republicans were bt*ing oust-
ed from office. There was a difference of opin
ion in regard to the ijioncy due' the department,
between Cade and the ulterior department, and
the Democratic secretary instructed Mr. Speed,
who swayed the Republican partv to hold office
Hinder a Democratic administration,to brinor suit.
Cade, with his characteristic frankness, declared
he had tathet1 pay tne small sum than he sued,
and demand an investigation. After a thorough
investigation by Democratic officials, Cade was
not only exonerated but the sum of $-^0 salarv,
overlooked, was paid hiin. The interior depart-
ment found itself in error in claiming money for
a number of 'ots to which deeds had never been
taken and 110 money paid into the townsite
Now Mr. Speed has gone to Washington
with the copy of the letter of a Democratic sec-
retary of the interior authorizing him to bring
suit against Cade and the statement that Cade-
paid the money rather than be sued, but not the
further statement that Cade, upon final settle-
ment, after a complete investigation, was found
correct and a sum of money paid him that he
nid ro claimed. The present department must
now go back to the year 1893 into the records of
the Democratic administration of the interior de-
partment in order to find Speed's charges untrue,
when Speed could just as well have brought up
thejwhole case
This manner of self defense on the p wt of
Mr. Speed will have the tendency of concentrat-
ing the fire of many persons injured bv him in
the past, who had let the past bury the past.
A fellow named Russell runs a "rotten" sheet
iu Anadarko, called "The Daily Democrat" in
which lie mistakes display headlines for news and
big type for ideas. He "butchers" everything
he touches. Recently he reprinted an article
front the State Register because it was good
reading and got "from under" with those who
might not agree with it by decrying t. Who is
Dowic is dying in Jamaica, and has .given
up his leadership of "Zion." Now on his death-
bed, what benefit is to him all the spiritual
fraud and financial fakeisni that made him a
conspicuous man ?
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Is CheapHftlt Nut Dtaraeu?
0n the. first page will be found an article on
the mail order houses borrowing' money from
Kansas and Oklahoma farmer's arid payihg them
interest"! and selling them goods in return. The
scheme will hurt bankers as well as merchants.
At the beginning of this winter we were ask-
ed by the hardware merchants of this city to
roast a certain banker by name, because he tried
to "Jew dowri'' a Sio stove by frankly declaring
that he could buy the same stove of Sears, Roe-
back & Co., the mail order house, for S8.50, and
he couldn't be made to understand that his
freight would make up some of the difference.
As to the argument of reciprocal advantages of
the home merchant paying for his living here,
his rent, taxes and other things—this was so
much figurative fustion to the home banker.
Of course, we couldn't afford to publicly at-
tack a banker about his private matter of this
kind; lie has a right to be unwise until he is
wiser, and thenhe may jjsome day have a note of
curs. And then, again, The State Registe- is
doing more reforming than any other papsr in
the territory already until it is almost making
people sick and is in danger of being considered
bigot ted. And then, you know also, it is no
such a big paper, and it is wisdom for it not to
break down under too I heavy load, under which
circumstances it would cease to do the public
the little good it is doing and might become a
charity on its hands, which would ba worse.
But the State Register is willing to say that
in the conflict of trade "All's going out and
nothing's coming in" in a. community, that com-
munity is bound to die of "diy rot." [Complaints
are frequent that mail order business is being
done by the very men and women who insist
that what they have to sell shall bf bought at
Docs Killing Assuage Honor or Heal,
the Wound?
Coming right here at home, in the trial for
murder of Mrs. I.audenbach, of Orlan lo, for kil-
ling an old man, her neighbor, the eternal ques-,
tion again presents itself: Does killing an en-
emy to assuage an honor, repay a wrong or heal
a wound, most harm the killer or the killed?
Here is Mrs. Laudenbach, a poor woman whose
husband deserted her and left three small child-
ren on her hands, who thought to get rid of the
grievances, whatever they were, of an old man,
past seventy years of age, by killing him.
Is she better off now that she has killed him?
Will she be better off even if shs does not go
to the penitentiary or is hung?
No. Ever since, trouble has doubled on hW
already unhappy life. In the midst'of the triiil,
while she was on the witmss st.i:id, a 'el gram
was handed her telling the death of her, father,
and the inexorable wheels of justice could not
stop to iven give her opportunity to sli d a te..r.
The next day a telegram came be:.; :g iiei i >.
come to his fun ral, and > II the wii-. i: uf j ■■■
tice crept on toward het own' grave ir lui uif f
that of her fath r.
She is undoubtedly sorry now tnr s :e ever
killed the old man. Will she ever be gl i.l ti: :t
she ti: 1 it? She h id rather now hav : hi.n vail;
across her lot on an old deserted path ; tlu.-u;-
and times anu humor his old i'l nntur d \v >vs.
It is not for the killed but tlip kilUr t!' t mur-'
der is a punishment; and there is nocircumstance
except as a defence of an instantaneous attack
on one's life that killing ail adversary is prefera-
ble, whatever the injury. Tho easement or
trouble of conscience lias nothing, to do with it.
Moral ideas of the justifiability of murder has
nothing to do with it. With modern scientific
conceptions killing a full grown individual is no
greater consideration of conscience than the
murder nature commits of millions of atomic
lives, in embryo, in order that others mar li\e.
But to a reflective mind the consideration is'the
endless trouble and unhappiness it yields undt.i
the present conditions of society and presen
prejudices of right and wrong. The inmy can
make it more troublesome than the one, and
when one has killed his kind he is never ti e
same as if he had not done so. If a riian hate
another is his enemv wor.hv of all the at enJcir
trouble of a killing." He may be such a scurvy
specimen of the hu.nan specie that he may not
be worthy lying in jail on account of him one
night, like a rat in a hole.
A self-sustained, righteous indifference i- more
satisfactory, There are some two billion human
beings in the world. Suppose some one, or two
persons, or one hundred, or one thousand, hun-
dred thousand, or hundred million do not !:kc
you." ^ ou can d(? without them Thev are to
you as though they bad never lived. If you arc
right and your adversaries wrong, yotir friends
will offset vour enemies whatever the horizon of
your fame The thing to lookout for is that you
are right, that your ow n inner judgement ap-
proves of you without any spiritual turmoil, He
who conquers his own feelings has conquered his
enemies. A wise philosophy is more conducive
to happiness than inordinate revenge. The
world is mostly sunshine to him who mostly
smiles on it.
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> High Grade Clothinga nd Furnishings
^ They are Here!
Just Arrived!!
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Good Clothes for $
I ^Spring and J
Summer'06 J

Dunlap Stiff Hats,
Calumet Coat Dress Shirts
Nobby Spring Neckwear
Fine Clothing
For Young Men and Boy*
ror luung men ana Doys
4 The Best of Every thing and Every-
* thing of the Best.
Strictly One Price to All.
Letter to Mr. E. F. Shinn,
Guthrie, Okla.
Dear Sir: Your business is, when a
house burns down, to give the owner
some money to build a new one. It is
a good business. Queer that the world
got on so long without it.
We paint the one that burnt down
and the new o e too. What is better,
we paint the houses that don't burn
You insure the houses that burn: we
insure the houses that don't. You have
the ashes ar.i^smoke; ail the houses are;
-- - - -
\Sf4 paint lead-and-zinc; Devoe. We;
si'.! th- paint'to painters; we don't
: L@a>:l-an V>i!; ij the eld fashioned
pfcktfe. V ".e is zinc ground in with
tead an.l linseed oil: the best paint in
the world: and the cheapest, because
it takes fewer gallons than mixed
paints and it. wears twice as long as
!ead-and-oll. Nobody wants poor
paint; there's lots of it. though, in the
A M G. 'iffin; l'i liafield,' F J, writes;
"Air A-iron Higgins, of Plainfie'd, al
ways used 1 ■"> gallons of mixed paint for
his homo. -Last spring he bought 15!
gallons of D.voeand had 4 gallons left."
Yours truly
F W Devoe & Co
New York, Chicago and Kansas City
P. S: \ E Gray sells our paint. [
We have about 100 gallons of Mixed
Paint in quantities ranging from I
gallon to 6 gallons of a color, all of
the best quality arid worth from $1.50
to $1.75 per gallon, to closc out quick
We offer this at
1) A Y 1 i R OS.,
117 West Harrison Avenue, Guthrie. Oklahoma
Spring Hats
New Suits—Skirts
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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/m1/4/ocr/: accessed April 22, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.

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