Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 23, 1906 Page: 2 of 8
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JAMES S. THOMPSON. CANDIDATE
FOR CONoRESS ON SCHOOL LANDS-
A portion of the speech, touch-
ing upon the sale of school lands,
delivered at Hinton, Oklahoma.
August 7, l9o6, bv James S.
Thompson, candidate for the
nomination for Congress in the
The equalizing of the present
high rate of taxation is one of the
most difficult problems confront-
ing the people of the new state
of Oklahoma. Every commerci-
al club that attempts to bring
new industries into the town is
confronted with that Hanquo s
ghost that will not down, high
taxation. It not only keeps out
the manufacturer, but it will
drive out those industries which
have already located in the Terri-
tories. It will retard every kind
of progress. Under present con-
ditions only about one-half of the
land constituting Oklahoma and
Indian Territory is taxable. In
other words, one land owner is
paying the taxes for two. About
one-ninth of the area of Okla-
homa is school .land. There are
16O acres or more for every
Indian and each of his white re-
lation. In the Indian Territory
more than half the land :s now
restricted from sale.
WHY TAXES ARE HIGH.
While it is to be expected that
the white people who have locat-
ed here must assume some of the
burden of caring for the Indian,
yet it is unjust and inequitable
for them to be compelled to as-
sume all the burden incident the
We have shown you that the
reason the taxes are twice as high
as they ought to be is because
half the land is taxable. By this
same course of reasoning, if there
was only one-fourth of the land
and property taxable and there
had to be so much revenue raised,
the taxes would be tour times as
high as they should be
The remedy for this evil is
plain, vis: Removal of restric-
tion from all mixed bloods in the
Indian Territory and the removal
of restrictions from three-fourths
of each full bloods' land in the
homn, that the first legislature
out new state carry out the man-
ifest intentions of congress by
making provis on for the sale of
these lands, lhe terms ?hculd
be along time sale, say TO years
build a fine house a: 4 per cent
interest. Such a policy would
yield a greater revenue than we
are now realizing from our schoo
lands. It would also equalize
taxation and gi,-e the lessees per-
manent homes provided they de-
sire to purchase.
RIGHTS OF I ESSEES.
What a dissappointmcnt it
would be to the 9 000 lessees
should our legislative bodv f^i
or're^use to carry out the design
of Congress. The lessees and
homesteaders came to Oklahoma
each expecting to provide a home 1
for himself. Each have under-
gone severe hardships and have
been induced to hold on by the
promising prospects ahead.
Kach calculated that he had an
inchoate right that would ulti-
mately ripen into a title in fee.
The lessees have been as instru-
mental in converting these wild
prairies into a Garden of Eden as
have the homesteaders. One is
as patriotic as the other. Shall
the fond hopes of the lessees be
brightened'" Equity and justice
Many school quarters that
would readily sell for $ I,Geo are
leased for S50 a year. It sold at
Si,600 the interest alone at 4 p< r
cent would yield 564. Beside
the direct taxes whi:h the pur
chaser would pay into the county
treasury would probably be
In place of the lessee there will
be a prosperous land owner who
would build a barn, set oat an orch-
ard and take all the interest n
making a beautiful home that the
renter will not and cannot take.
One of the great differences b-
tween Japan an Russia is tne
ownership of their lands. Every
Jap has his own vine and fig trc<
He has a little plot ct" ground
that he can call his O'.vn, if it >
not more than half an a;r .
Ninety per cent of the Russian-,
own no land at all. Comment i;
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ernrr.ont Bl('. GUTHRIE. OKLA
*A An IVPCR'ftL PROGRAM of 100 Amazing Acts.
yvAi %'sTIv the names of World Famous Star
'Off / Performers.
THE MYSTERIOUS GIRL IN RED
—V&l The PEERLESS POTTERS
International Acrialiats, high up in the deme of the
Ercat canvas, they give a marvelous performance, one
almost nerve-wrecking to witness, and when it's all over
you turn away with tne conviction t;.at Lhe vast realm, for so long inaccess-
ible to man, has at lergth been conquered, for in the Peerless Potters you
^iave seen those who arc veritably Lords of the A;-.
THE TY-BELL SISTERS
Thrilling, Iron Jaw, High-in-the-Air Acrobats, performing most astounding
feats, finishing their act with whirlwind cloud swings, holding only
with their teeth to suspended wires.
A TRIO OF FLYING COMEDY METEORS.
Oklahoma & IndianTerritory
HOME FOR ERRING 6IRLS
an open door for any
For information write or see
ANNA L YVITTEMAN, Supt.
or Mrs. Pearl Holmes, Matron
1021 E. Noble Ave., Guthrie
Summer Kates to
Colorado, UtahJJand Wyoming
mi 71 CJune'ist to September 30, igc6
c<jii.mencing- June 1, and daily thereafter up to and in-
cluding: Sep. 30. The Santa Fe, (the Pioneer Line of the
west) offers you summer tickets to Denver, Colorado Spgs.
Pueblo, Trinidad, Glenwood Springs Salt Lake Citj' Ogden,
at practically one fare for the round trip, all carrying- a
return limit of October 31. Liberal stop-overs will be al-
lowed at points west of Pueblo, both going- and returning-.
In connection with above, half fare tickets will be on
sale at Pueblo, Colorado Spring's, Denver and Manitou to
all interior Colorado points, also to Santa Fe, New Mex.
Should you desire further information in connection with that
Colorado trip, kindly call at or phone to union station and oblige
N. M. Cochrell, Agent.
Indian Territory, when he desires
to sell it; also removal of restric-1
tions from three-fourths of each BOTH MUST HELP.
Indian allotment in Oklahoma; That state or nat;on is most
^nd a speedy sale of the school prosperous and contented whose
lands in Oklahoma. If the lands are owned by its citizen<-.
Indian desires to sell, and does On the other hand tne rental or
sell, there will be not only a tenant system, whether we find t
white man paying taxes on each :n Russia, in the landlord system
120 acres, but a thrifty and home-1 of Ireland or in the school land
loving citizen as well. leasing system such as we have
Congress has anticipated that1 in Oklahoma today, is repreherm-
Oklahoma would follow the pre ^b'e and not in accord wi.li th."
cendent establishment by other j great national American spirit
states relative to the disposition j which through the homstead act
of school lands, and has paved | and many other beneficient laws
the way by a munificent provision ' passed by Congress have offered
in the Enabling Act. This act j nearly all of the American cit-
ides in substance that the
EARL SISTERS-CECILIA FORTUNA - MONDALUSON SISTERS
A Bevy of Girls Flying, Darting, Spinning and Diving in the air like unwinged
THE MARTELL FAMILY
PREMIER BICYCLISTS AND UNICYCLISTS OF THE WORLD.
THE ALPINE FAMILY
Expert High Wire Artists, Wonderful Cakewalkers on a Double Strand.
THE MARVELOUS MARVELLOS
GROTESQUE DANCERS AND CONTORTIONISTS.
MR. A IYIRS. HARRY DIO
Important European Feature. Latest Trained Animal and Equestrian Acts.
IO-CHAMPION BAREBACK RIDERS-10
Kitty Kruger, Pr^niere; Blanche Hilliard, Jenny Bentley, Clara Rcuel, Mad-
ame Sunlin, Ida Vance, Pauline Gore, Billy Dutton, Wm. Marks, Fred
Bacholder and Albert Stickney.
STARS OF THE ROYAL JAPANESE CIRCUS.
JOHN CARROLL'S Troupe of Performing Shetland Ponies
Ml SIMM'S Troupe of Performing SPAHISH BOILS and WET RACING DOGS
All m«rry makers, and a Barnyard of
Trained Geese, Roosters and Pigs. C.
J. Sasssrla, John Albion, W. M. Marks,
Frank Maynard, Billy Burke, Francois
Kenebel. DeFuego, Pete Conklin, Char-
ley Rench, Tom Mclntyre, Dutch Fred-
ericks, Chss. Sceleysnd 28 others,tall
and lean, abort and fat, peaked faced
and round faced, and a few lop ears.
HERBERT, the FROGMAN
Ooes Everything that a great big, live,
green frog does, a contijolnta! wonder.
The Elastic Venus, an Anatomized
The Elastic Venu
Preaenta her ferocloua group ofTraln-
ed Llona, Leopards, Tigers and Pan*
there, performing In a 40-foot ring en-
tirely enclosed In a ateel-rlbbed cage.
Europe'a moatfamoua Elephant train-
er; who has educated these huge
pachyderms to such a remarkable de-
gree of perfection as to win him fame
In every city of the Old World.
school lands of Oklahoma may
be appraised and sold at public
sale under such rules and regula-
tions as the legislature of the
AT 10 A. M. EACH MORNINC YOU WILL SEE THE MOST
GORGEOUS NEW FREE STREET PARADE
Nearly 1,000 PEOPLE AND ANIMALS Actually Participating in this Glorious
Spectacular, Romantic Pageant and Tremendous Free Public Display.
A SERIES OF GRAND FREE OUTSIDE EXHIBITIONS TAKE PLACE ON THE CIR-
CUS GROUND IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PARADE. EVERYBODY INVITED.
Don't Let the Rain Stop You. SELLS-FLOTO Tents are Waterprool
Doors Open 1 and 7 P. M. Performances Commence 2 and 8 P. M.
RATES FROM EVERYWHERE
he hi-1 Sa u d iv at the Wallace drug at >re,
izens a free home.
It may be asked what can a
Congressman do in the premises?
Simply this: Indian Territory
must furnish us with legislative
new state may prescribe, pre-; aid to enable us to sell our school
fernece right to purchase being lands, while we must help them
given to the lessee. It seems to in Congress to remove the re-1 f#derll men that thi, u the
me, that it is tar the best interests stnct.ons from the Indian lands.; WMk of thg sort that had eVtr betn
not only of the lessees, but for Both are just, right and necessary. Jone here, but I gave Dr Sttddom a
the entire citizenship of Okla-' In fact each is indispensible. full history of the work, which we
forts toward fever tick extermination, , suiting in the entire cleaning up of
lit at the same price a at ticket wagou
Cattle Open Season
To be Changed.
At the annual convention in Spring-
field, Illinois during the past week,
the National Live Stock Sanitary as-
sociation recommend to the bureau of
animal industry that the open season
dates in Oklahoma, heretofore from
November 1 to January 31, be changed
to begin on December 1. This was
done at the request of Thomas Morris
in order that the local authrities may
carry on the fever extermination work
in November, a month suitable in this
territory for a continuance of that line
of work. No changes in the federal
quarantine line in Oklahoma were
Seretary Morris states that the at-
tention of the live stock interests of
tbe entire country is centered in Okla-
eoma, at the present time, and its ef-
CHS LLand FEVER
and that on the success of the efforts
here depends th.e entire future of the
extermination movement. During the
Springfield convention. Dr, Rice P.
Steddom, chief of the division of quar-
antine animal industry, delivered an
address. Of this Mr. Morris says:
"He told us that it is'up to'Oklaho-1,. , , ,, ....
... ... , . , tion. and probably none will be taken
ma, as this is the only state where'
there has been a sytematic and con
certed tITort to exterminate fever ticks
and on that account the government is
several counties, and he stattd that he
uid not think the work couli be hand-
led any better than in the manner it is :
being done here now."
The Springfield convention took no
action on the application of a delegate 1
from Arknasas. who asked to be ad-1
mitted to membership in the associa-
centeriag all its efforts here. On the
success or failure of the work will da-
pend the ability of the department to
get an appropriation for the continu-
ance of the work.
"So far as we have gone, Oklihoma
is making good and Dr. Steddom had
nothing but praue >r the work which
lias been accon p 1 here. There
has been an impri among some of
j un'.il Arkansas enacts some adequate
' live stock quarantine laws. The asso-
| < iation will meet next year in James
Chas. W. Moore, a machinist, of
Ford City, Pa., had his hand fright-
fully burned in an electric furnace.
He applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve
with the usual result: "a quick and
perfect cure." Greatest healer on
earth for Burns. Sores. Edzema and
Piles 25c at all drug stores.
(Thi* Picture on JCrery
Cures Chills, Fevers, Malaria, Biliouanest
Take it as a General Tonic and at all time*
in place of Quinine. Breaks up Coughs
Colds and LaOrippe. NO CUP.E, NOPA\
J. C. MENDENHALL
Sole Ovrcer Evansville. Indiana.
MISSOURI PACIFIC R.R.
The Favorite St,Louis line
Six trains c"aiiy each di-
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KANSAS CITY AND ST. LOUIS
Everything first class
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The best to be obtained.
First clp.ss service KANSAS
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bcatingj bathing-, fishing and other out-of-door sports.
Over 300 lake resorts easily reached from Kansas City
Chicago, Milwaukee &
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Leaves Union Station, Kansas City 5:55 p.m.;
Grand Avenue 6:07 p. m. Arrives L'nion
Station, Chicago, S:2o a. m.
Connects with trains to northern and eastern resorts. Folders free.
C. L. COBB
Southwestern Passenger Agent,
907 Main St. Kansas City. Mo-
Going West, Young Man
We heartily concur in 'he advice of the
immortal Horace Greeley
COLORADO, UTAH AND PACIFIC COAST POINTS
reached via the
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Golobie, John. Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 23, 1906, newspaper, August 23, 1906; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc111356/m1/2/: accessed August 14, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.