Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 24, 1906 Page: 1 of 8
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FIFTEENTH YEAR NO. !9
GUTHRIE, OKLA., THURSDAY, MAY
# 1.00 PER YEAR
Statehood Now in the Balance
til It Is Disposed Of.
The railroad rate bill being out of the way, statehood now
stands in the balance and will be to the front continually in some
form or other until it is either passed or defeated. From all the
different sources of information from Washington, it will became
a law—it is hard to see how the bill can fail of passage.
Speaker Cannon and Senator Foraker show signs of being
willing to compromise in any way that will not be too big a back-
down for either—on the Foraker amendment allowing Arizona
and New Mexico to vote separately on whether they desire a joint
A few days ago President Roosevelt sent for Senator Bever-
idge to canfer on statehood. It is given out that the President is
now very anxious to force statehood in any shape to give it for
Oklahoma and Indian Territory this session. Senator Beveridge
has not yet revealed his plans. A fpecia1 despatch to the Shaw-
nee Herald says: "Men who have been watching every step in thi-
statehood fight have lost faith in Senator Beveridge, and among
his own friends he has shown his personal inclination to let the
thing go by the board. His whole connection with the statehood
movement has been marked by slippery politics. It was he who
wired President Roosevelt during the Chicago convention for he
president's consent to omit all reference to statehood in the Re
publican platform. Then the very first thing he did when the bill
came to his committee from the House was to change the amount
of the appropriation for election and organization of the cons uu
tional convention from $100,000 to $15,000 in order to furce- the
bill into conference. He has denied the report that he said there
will be no statehood, yet the report will not down and on the firm-
ness cf the belief that he did positively make such an assertion are
based the pessimistic impressions that the statehood fight is lost
He has played the game steadily in harmony with Speakrr Cannon
and the House Republicans, and his thrashing in the Senate but
cemented that unholy alliance. Cannon, it is said, can pull Senator
Beveridge and the two Republican House conferees off, and thus
the question gets back to Uncle Joe Cannon, "Will he or wont he?''
On the other hand, a special from Washington says: "Gossip
from White House sources is to the effect that statehood for Ok-
lahoma and Indian Territory will go through congress as a rider to
an appropriation bill.
The president has been apprised of the necessity for this,
owing to the absolute failure of the conferees of the senate and
house to agree upon the differences between them. He is under
stood to have expressed his willingness that this be done, although
the proposition means that statehood will go through without ref-
erence to Arizona and New Mexico, which the president had d -
sired to be coupled with Oklahoma and Indian Territory.
Senator Beveridge, whose plan for joint statehood for the four
territories was signally defeated by the senate, and who is at pres-
ent one of the conferees on the bill, has talked several times with
the president and other Republican leader- have advised that there
seems no possibility of the senate and house getting together as
matters now stand. For that reason senate Republicans of a con-
ciliatory disposition have fixed upon the plan of placing the senate
proposition for statehood as a rider on one of the large appropria
tion bills. Although the-measure will not carry the house views
as to statehood, the belief is widespread that the house would ac-
cept it rather than imperil an appropriation bill. An excuse would
be furnished the house to bacx down from its position. As mat-
ters now are, there is little excuse, and that body refusts to recede
from its position. It wants some better excuse for receding, and
there is none better than the one proposed.
The statement is made on the best authority that the senate
will leave off all reference to Arizona or New Mexico in the rider
to be attached to the bill."
All the advices from Oklahomans 111 Washington are to the
effect that, by hook or crook, Oklahoma is to get statehood. Del-
egate MeGuire has never given up and so write*, although lie says
the measure is being plugged from sources 111 Oklahoma the peo-
ple would not dream of. Attorney General Cromwell returned
from there this week, and gives the same assurance. Governor
Frantz is so sure of it he will remain in Washington and help bring
it in. Henry Asp once started home, but turned around and went
back as he saw it was to be taken up sooner than he thought and
In the meantime the country at large is so impressed that Ok-
lahoma and Indian Territory are entitled to statehood that it
threatens to defeat the return of its congressmen if they d«n't pass
tne measure this session.
The Press Association.
Humphrey of the El Reno Demo-
crat: Through respect for the call-
in? we w;H use the above name,
but at the meeting held at Shaw-
n-e Friday and Saturday of last
week one was forced to conclude
that he was among a lot of com-
Hi -n horse jockeys or small bore
politicians. Politics seemed the
o'li ot of the meeting and the pro-
gram was entirely forgotten until
t1 e etty ambitions of Frank Greer
ami a 'ew smaller Republican would
beV, a been satisfied. At first
i', was a mystery why more of the
repr-s- natives of the pro? were
no' in -attendance, and especially
tl> - ''-mocratic papers oftheterri-
to.-i-s, bat by noon of th* last day
it -\-as all made plain. We know
('•-•re are a lot of good, practical,
nsible, experienced newspaper
men in Oklahoma, and being a new
lecru't. we went there expecting
to learn something that would en-
able us to publish a better news-
paper—to conduct our business in a
more honorable and more profitable
manner. We expected to learn
something that would be elevating
to the press. We were disappoint-
ed. We hope it will be the last
m-et.ing conducted in such a man-
the fact t iat it is better to run and lose j
than i t to ran at all.
dr. Stafford says the meeting was a
big success and well attended.
Chandler Citizens Unani-
mous For Embry.
A mass meeting which filled the op-
era house of Chandler to overflowing
last week unanimously endorsed John
Embry, recently appointed United
States attorney of Oklahoma to succeed
Horaci Speed, and condemned his po-;
litical enemies for their underhanded
and despicable methods.
Enthusiasm was at the highest pitch.
Mayor W. It. Gulich presided. Speech-
es were made by J. A. Roberlson, A. J.
Kittenhouse and other'. They con
rn Woodmen of America lave
A Three Days Good Time.
The Modern Woodmen of America had a three days—Tues-
day, Wednesday, Thursday—good time in this city, in its annual
territorial log rolling. In spite of the fact that this is the busiest
season of the year, and that the Woodmen are composed mostly
of artisans and laboring men who could not leave home in the midst
of a prosperous spring, the city was crowded with visitors. They
began to come early Tuesday morning and by Wednesday after-
noon the streets were filled to overflowing to see the street parade.
Bedside the Brumage-Fisher Amusement Company's many shows
demned in the extreme Cassius Peck | on the Pike, the Wagners Military Band and those of El Reno,
for his dishonest methods of attempt- Coyle, ard the Woman's Band of Perkins made music all day long
Acco'dirg to GarPe'd's report Stan
dard Oil thinks Oklahoma and Indian
Territory one of its garden spots, or
rather fountain springs.
ijuck Campbell asks in a long article,
"Who is the devil''" As Buck "raises
the devil" with things every now and
then, he can probably te'l a3 well as
Tom Ferguson's spleen against Pres-
ident Roosevelt is to widespread over
Oklahoma that the Oklahonan has the
j followiirg editorial paragraph: "Gov-
: ernor Ferguson's smilej s S3 audible on
account of the predicament in which
| he President has worked himself by
j his impulsiveness that it can be heard
plainly at this distance." Rojs v It
had better look (ul or Tom will drive
him < ut of the Repub ican ptrty alepg
| with the "McGuire Machine."
| Custer County Clarion: We have
I argued all the time that the Hon. Eirl
S. McGuire was there with the g< ods
when it comes to looking out for the
ii.terests of the people of Oklahoma.
We are glad to note that every bill he
presents to congress receives a very
favorable consideration. This empha-
sizes the fact that he is
ing to destroy the reputation of an hon-
Emory Foster, territorial committee-
man, declared that the resolutions
adopted were not strong enough to suit
the condition of affairs. The resolu-
tions follow in full:
Whereas, the president of the United
States has deemed it fit to signally hon-
or one of the most prominent citizens
of Chandler. Hon. John Embry, in ap-
pointing him district attorney of Okla-
Whereas, Mr. Embry is recognized
as an able lawyer, an honest man and
rest ected citizen of our city and coun-
Whereas, we have seen him develop
his professional ability among us in a
residence of fifteen years until he has
become one of the first lawyers of Ok-
Whereas, It has come to our notice
that underhanded and malicious schemes
are on foot to prevent his confirmation
thereby be it
Resolved, That resolutions be adopt
ed condemning the reprehensible con-
duct of one Cassius Peck, an officious
carpet-bagger, who under official cover
and at public expense, has been per
niciousty active in councelling and con-
spiring with criminals and various per-
sons. acting from selfish motives and
not in the interest of the public to ma-
lign and villify and make unwarranted
atsault on the good character of John
That we denounce the duplicity of
Peck and others connected with him,
who, after having represented to the
depa tment of justice that he was in
possession of damaging facts reflecting
on Embry, at his own request obtained ,
to the delight of the v.isitors.
The visiting team drill took place Tuesday afteanoon oil Di-
vision street, before a large audience, the judges and officers of
the order standing on the awning of the Logan County Bank
building. The following prizes were won;
The first prize, SlOO, was awarded to Oklahoma City Camp
The second prize, $50, to El Reno Camp No. 7087, and the
third prize, §25, to Nardin Camp No. 6998.
The judges were Messrs. Jane of Edmond, Martin of Chand-
ler and Nay of Muskogee.
The members of the winning team are; Peter Kaul, captain;
L. K. Reynolds, Charles Dean, Charles Lett, Floyd Lane, Bert
Wooley, T. IL Myers, John McKee, Chester Best, Claude Childers,
Will Dixon, Irrank M. Irwin, D. A. Reedy, W. I. Laffoon, FLarl
Wooley, Frank* Combs, O. H. Lee, Max Monroe, H. C. Shilling
and J. A. Walch.
The personnel of the other visiting teams was: HI Reno—
Summer Grover, captain; J. Gross, Roy Parsons, Henry Knox,
Henry Klingbile, Will Carpenter, Dan Weyman, Archie Wilhite,
A. K. F'ortner, Frank Carpenter, Ben Richardson, Loren Rogers,
Henry Riley, Logan Richards, F2arl Lynn and L. H. Weidman.
N-irdin— 1,C. A. Harman, captain; W. Viott, Roy Rhodes, Jas.
F Ood, A. Pierce, Lon Holapeter, W, 1^. Blue, B. E. Stizer, Harry
Hednck, L. C. Sherrard, John Page, Robert Congrum -and Walter
stillwater—Charles Pitus, L. B. Morgan, FLdward Alexander,
EJ Blush, Preston Alexander, William Myrick, J. Curry, John
S ucker, J. W. I'".. Peery, James Morris, Fred Stucker, Howard
Hartman and Theodore Gudged.
The grand parade took place Wednesday afternoon. Acting
C^v rnor F'ilson and staff were in line in carriages as well as na-
ti.jiial fficers of the order, including C. W. IIawes, head clerk, R.
K. c'tviiLi> and F^. E. Murphy, directors, and F. O. Van Galder. ed-
i or ul the official paper, and Shearer, Sampsel and other territorial
officer-. Exercises at the Brooks in the evening at which Guthrie
permission to present said facts and
. . , ,. . , , the largest number of new members during the year
now seeks to evade the truth by assert-1 • . ,,, , t
''i,rfu C"ia ing that he was acting under instruc i cally closed the log rolling of the Woodmen of
tive of integrity and ability. ft hat the . , ... ,
, . . , . , tions from the attorney general.
, people want and approve of 13 one ill), , ? , ,
IT.,.,. ' , , , I That we further condemn the des
is not afraid to stand up and advocate . , ., ,
, . • . , ,, .. picabie and pussilanirnous conduct ot *
the people s interests regardless of per-
sonal emoluments and the clamor if
partisan parasites. McGuire is ti e
: representative of the pe ople's intersts.
| Sparks Review: Poor old Ca-ssius R
number, less than half dozen, of citi-
zens of Chandler, who for years have
disgraced the party of Jefferson and
Jac! sor, in s n i g for Peck ani giv-
ing him aid and comfort in his under-
| Camp No. 6897 was present jd with the prize banner for initiating
'Vmerica. li. K.
Murphy, a member of the national board of directors of the order,
presented the banner to the Camp. The banner was formerly held
by Oklahoma Citv.
Orville Frantz, private secretary to the governor, and Mayor
Duke made the addresses of welcome. Mr, F'rantz said:
Mr. Chairman, Modern Woodmen of America, Ladies and
Gentlemen: 1 wish at the outset to express for the governor his
deep regret not to be here today. ^Nothing, I think I may say, but
the great cause of statehood and the consequent welfare of the
people of Oklahoma and Indian Territory could possibly keep
him from being present to address you today. I am asked to speak
for him 011 bjhalf of the territory ail I d) so cheerfully.
F"ar back in the annals of earth when, awakening from sleep-
fort to impeach the integrity and wor- falsehood and fabricalians of untruth j "'li centuries, fiist emeiged the dim figure of man, there broke 111-
ihintss of John Embry has so far fail- being amassed and act as the people of to vision fair and enchanting the far-olf, fleeting idea of Frater-
:ed, and no.one believes that Cash Peck this city, county and teriiory would! nity. Centuries passed—again the earth slept and dreamed. Anon
' ,.^U1 S.t.ick" have it.and in,me;!iatt''y confirm the; llunian mind, following as every impulse of the human heart, fret-
Peck, I aving lost his job as Assists nt handed efforts to assassinate the good
j U. S Attorney fir Oklahoma through n; ma and well earned reputation of an
I the removal of Horace Speed and the honest man.
j appointment of John Embry, comes That the urgent request of this mass
; through this week with a new set of meoting without regard to party af-
| charge8 against Embry with the hoj e filiations be to petition the senate com-
! of preventing his confirmation. Misery mittee before which the matter is pen-
| likes company, it is said, but e very ef- ding, to cast aside the flimsy tissues of j
, Of course all this delay is forced thro nomination which the president has , , , ■ . ,
| ugh a desire to enable the Flyn Grimes wisely made in this behalf. ' ud by llrSt rCal"y °l human conscious ot prison clay,
j -Furguson-Spfeed gang to more thorou- Beit further resolved, That these' opened the window of the soul, beckoning from afar the beautiful
, ghly hide their crookedness in connect- resolutions be transmitted by wire to bird of paradise—fair, ennobling for 11 of Liberty.
| ion with the Capital National bank fail-' the said senate committee and copies Again centuries passed—and again the human ru
ure and Sanitarium scandal, for eve^y sent to newspapers for widespread cir- . " . . > u/.th 1. I .*( f.- it mitt/
mother's son of them knows that John 1 cuiation. I dream changed on and on. With ideal of fraternity
Embry is the very man that will bring I heart of man, dream of liberty ever hovering 011 his horizon, there
every rotten, theaving scalawag to jus-1 h/i V/ill came out of the gray shadows in the east faint glimmering rays
Citizen Praises cattle business," said a Kansas cattle- ,
man the other day, "will never realize |''s inlancy and varied fortune.
Did Bill Bolton Agree to
Bill Bolton has the following attack
in his Woodward News on the State
Capital: "Travelihg salesman Duncan
of the State Capital was here one day
last/week singing the praises of Hoag,
the county clerk who has been so liber-
ally spending the people's money.
Bre'r Duncan intimated that the News
was "sore" because Hoag gave all the
work to Smith, and when assured that
there could be no favoritism if every-
thing was given to the "lowest respon-
sible bidder" thus insuring t. "square
deal" for the tax payers, he C <li'od ar d
said, "it would be more money for you
Bill if you'd stand in and get the work
at better figures." Just think of that,
will you, from one of the active partic-
ipants in the printing graft worked on
The only salvation for the people
from lecherous cormorat. * is to drop
party lines and vote for no man who re-
fuses to publicly pledge himself in favor
of all public work to lowest •■"•sponsible
Drive the small souled gratters out
of the court house. Give Mr. Duncan
of Logan oounty an opportunity to bid
for the work but damn the officials who
hi*nd out your money for more than
value received as shown by prices made
by lowest responsible bidder!"
Bill Bolton worked head and toe nail
for the State Capital at the Shawnee
Editorial Associ .tion convention. Has
Bill Bolton tal, 1 the advice of "Bre'r
Dunkan" that "it would he more mon-
ey for you Bill if you'd stand in and
get the work at better figures?"
Marshal Tribune: Our fellow towns-
man, I. H. Stafford, attended the
Pharmaceutical meeting at Guthrie,
last week, and speaks very highly of
the hospitality shown the druggists by
the capital city. He took part in the
athletic events that followed the busi-
ness session, and ma le an enviable
reputation. In the ball gamehe"made
good" with a vengeance. He played
center field and got everything that
came his way—after chasing it to the
fence. He was there with the bat, too,
and struck so hard that he would have
knocked tne ball over the fence—if he
had hit it. Dad Bennett tried to sign
him after the four-inning game and he
will no doubt soon be receiving offers
from the big league.
In the running races he also did well.
He did not win any of the prizes, but
got a great deal of satisfaction out of
Do You Know Cows?
"People who have never been in the
came out of the gray shadows in the eaSt faint glimmering
of civilization's dawn—heralding the glorious day of Kquity.
This was the dnam, these the visions, of the human race
how intimate a cattleman becomes with
the animals in his herd.
"When I say that, as a boy, 1 knew
the different voices of fifty cows, and
without seeing them could tell just
which one was lowing by the sound,
just as you recognize the voice of a
friend behind your back, few people
believe me. I know every individual
animal in a herd of 300 cattle in my
pasture, and often neighbers put their
cattle in my pasture for the summer,
I sorting them out again in the fall
"I visit the pasture only two or three
times during the summer, and recog-
nize my own calves as distinguished
from my neighbors' by the markings
inherited from tkeir bovine mothers.
I have such an insight into cattle char-
acter as most people have into human
character, and enjoy the society of the
Passing from this ancient time the mystic shrine of man's in-
fancy, the history of our national founders reveals the same sweet
story of liberty neld priceless, eejaulity cherished to the point of
death, fraternity idealized, individually and nationally—sacred in
the heart of the American people.
When in the course of human events it became neeessnry to
the free exercise and true enjoyment of liberty untrammelled, the
establishment of equality of rights before the world, thai a new
land should be discovered,
"Three little ships, by the breeze,
Brought to these shores the pale-faced men"—
who blazing a wilderness witii courage and energy, telling, as true
Woodmen, the mighty forests with ax—implement of pioneer and
emblem of progress—until today of those same pale-faced adven-
turers it may be added,
"All the ships on all the seas
Can never carry thein back again."
These were your pioneer ancestors —worthy prototypes of tins
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