Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 6, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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Oklahoma S tatc Register
Published Every Thunday by
THE OKLAHOMA PRINTING COMPANY
J. M. DOLPH, Pres.
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JOHN GOLOBIE, Sec.
Phrne* No. 1 32
Incorporated Dec. 17, 10o3'
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THURSDAY, SFPT. 6 1906.
JOHN GOLOBIE. EDITOR.
Silence is the lies t Sign of Differences
Are we never going' to hear the end of the
differences between the North and the South?
Is that theme to be threshed all over again in
Oklahoma in the making of a new state?
What a pity!
There was nothing in the appearance of
Judge Henry W. Kurman and Hon. I.ee Crouse,
of the Indian Territory, when they spoke in this
city to show they were of the South. There was
no mannerism, brogue or dialect to make the au-
dience conscious that they were other than Am-
erican—that they had ever differed with the
flag either in thought or action and then come
back again,until they began to tell it themselves.
Then for the first time became perceptible a dis-
cordant note that increased in variations from a
tearful fugu* to a memory-shriek of defiance.
And then a tired feeling settled on the audience
as of one who is asked to weep and be merry at
his own funeral.
Why will these Southern gentlemen inflict this
age, and especially this virgin soil —with their
tale of woe, or the pathos of their own firesides?
Everybody else has long since forgotten about
the affair, except a few flowcri on Decoration
day, and if not forgotten, agreed not to mention
to his friends at meal time nor the stranger be-
tween. There is nothing in the making of a
Constitution for Oklahoma that needs excerpts
of domestic or political history of that conflict,
unless the gentlemen desire to emphasize the
lesron of patriotism, and even that spirit can be
Ored with subjects of the hour. Ot course, these
gentlemen invade tne field by telling how they
have forgotten all. A man never mentions any-
thing he has forgotten, nor does one ever remem
ber his stomach except when it aches. Silence
is the greatest indication ot satisfaction. A
Northerner ought to be nooted who would any
longer boast over his victory of the South, and a
Southerner should school himself to "forget it."
It is a theme to make romances of, not any long-
er use as a living issue. The people of Oklaho-
ma have a vital question of the hour they desire
solv«*d—they want to know how many of their
rights are going to be protected in the Consti-
Guthrie's Assessed Value and Its Reve-
nue for Public Improvements.
There being no city campaign on now anel
no particular persons can be mistaken to be
meant, would it not be a good thing to tell a few
The etty desires to in;rease expenditures for
improvements aud finds itself without revenue
nor the power to create it. Why, not exualize
and raise the assessed valuation of the city? It
is agreed on all sides that property is not assess-
ed for more than one-third of jits actual value
as an average. By some soJt of tacit consent as
sessing property in Guthrie has been considered
a mere bagatelle, aud one old, patriarchal gen-
tleman has had charge of it so long that the
"sooners" cannot remember when he was not
here, and it is said be follows his trail by scent
and knows the difference in value between a
choice, aristocratic piece of property and a vul-
gar piece by instinct. He's gotten in the habit
of thinking the town isn't worth a damn, and
values it less than that. Once upon a time when
the Republican convention refused to nominate
the Democrats made him their unanimous choice
and he was elected, which shows assess the ma-
jority less than they know their property is
I.et's raise the city's valuation and lower the
per cent of apportionment. Its highey value and
lesser tax will look betler to the outside world
and be more honest to ourselves.
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Is "Bill" Not Short on "Teddy?"
While Mr. Bryan is telling, with some just-
ice, that all that the people applaud Roosevelt
for is the policies he has taken from the demo-
cratic party, he might as least thank him for hav-
ing had a very pleasant trip abroad without losing
awhit of his own country's respect after coming
home. This is largely due, if not entirely, to the
fact that President Roosevelt has made us a"world
nation," and what the Hon. William Jennings
Bryan was pleased t<> call sometime ago "im-
11 is not so long ago w lien it was worth a man's
political reputation to court or be courted by
any foreign country, when a democratic embass-
ador was publicly censured and recalled by a
democratic president for speaking too llattering
of the Hritish in his state aduress, aid when
fwisting the Hritish Lions tail was the most pop-
ular Hut of the politiciah. Preifdent Rq<>«eve t
has reversed all that, and it is now the foreign
representitive who has to measure his words
when speaking of theUnited States. .dr. Rrvan
comes home, and wholey unconscious that he is
doing anything unusual, tells twenty thousand
people in New York that he has taken lessons
from the hated English, the Bumptious Germans,
the erroga.it French and the overbearing Rus-
sians that he desires to present to them for their
enlightenment, and thev receive the olfering
with enthusiastic applause of children who have
been given a new toy for tneir amusement.
Where is Mr. Bryan's own "hiigiish go d ens a\
ing American labor?"
Mr. Bryans trip around the word v.as tin
doubtedlv made smooth ■ n a wave- if i m peri 11
Has Guthrie Forgotten the Outside
World and 1^ Ir.diff. rent of
Well, well, well! Is Guthrie sewed up p>
liti^all as well as financially an ! the people ar
going to have no fay who shall be members fi"in
the three districts in Logan county to • cert;
The eyes ol the future state ' f O': .!•< mn
are upon Guthrie to see wh.it it is going : > o
It has been conspicuous in the political hi-t :
of one half of the state; it s to remain the capi
tal of the state-to-be until 191 3; it is assuninf-
to lead in tne policies to be pursued for other
scctions to follow—and it behooves to ?; cot:
duct itself that it will receive the commendation
iestead of the condemnation of all the people of
There is considerable prejudice against the
city already, which any m r.i can re'p.d by looking
over the papers of the different Ire ilities, bat
the he< rt of the majority of tne people of Uk.a-
homa is with Guthrie. Sha.il wes :nd represinta
tives to the constitutional convent. >'i v.-ho stand
against the wishes of not only of ail ihe wish''*
of all the people of Oklahoma but the tendency
of the whole country?
Guthrie is being carefully watchr l, and the
mere rumor of certain things happening is rais-
ing a storm of derision, what will Happen when
the thing is done. Guthrie is entitled not only
to business revolution if it expects to grow by
the aid and confidence cf the people of the ter-
ritory but a political revolution. Why don't the
people cill town meetings and discuss this po-
litical matter? It :s bting deaeived by a few
sooth-savers while a cyclone of indignation is
awaiting to bunt over the city from without.
Kickupoo Indians and Their Guardian
W. J Bently, for almost sixteen years the
trusted frit n 1 and guardian ag«nt of the Kicka-
poo lnd ans, is out in a long interview in the
Oklahoman on 1 is experiences of colonizing his
wards in Mexico. He took a colony of Indians
down here against the wishes of the United
States governm nt, and has been compelled to
reiitu.u ill his scheme, whith the usual troubles
attendant upon any business with the b.-neficient
protecteition of the Mexican arm of the law. In
his interview Mr, Bentley makes some heavy
charges of < utrages against the Kickapoo In-
dians by unnamed fediral | ifficers. l!ut Mr.
Bentley vitiates these charges by his own con-
fession "f how unjustly the Mexican government
treated hfs pr ate rights, declaring that no
American could get justice, and this confession
shows thrt he was at least mistaken when he
thought the Kickapoo Indians woclcT fare better
in the hands of the Mexican government than
that of the United States.
The plea that the Indians could live in
Mexico in their primitive condition, unmolested
by civilization, is but [postpon n * that inev itable
contact by which the Indians will have too put
on the white man's burden of civilization or mi-
grate as a raje to his long-prophetic Happy
Hunting Grounds, The reason the Indian in
Mexico merged with his conqueror in the past
was because there was more of him, and while
the conqueror's influence on the Indian jvas to
make him see to his understanding of civiliza-
tion or annihilate him, the Indian by his num-
bers modified tbc conqueror's conpition half way
to his own and they merged into a native Mexi-
can. The salvaticn of the Indian in Oklahoma
ank Indian Territory will be due to the same
torces. The greater the number of Indians left
here the greater their safety, as the white msn
will not be able to crush them before they have
adopted his ways. This is the secret that so
many men and women of Indian blood have
been saved to civilization in the Iudian Territo-
tory, and are now leaders in the commercial and
intelluectal progress of their territory. Th._
greater force either annihilates or modifies a less
and the blanket Iddian will fare best in Oklaho-
ma where he already has so many lecdcrs of his
own blood, highly educated, to prote*ct him
against the destroying power of his surrouud-
ings of'which he is not able to take advantage,
whose influences act benificiently to those who
can convert them to their usa and destructively
so those who cannot.
Suit Sale On
To close out all of our
we have reduced the
price of all our S10
aud SI2 Suits to
This is a pas t ve and genuine sale-
west window and he convinced
Look in our
112 W. Ok anofcu
High Grade Clothier ^
I hereby announce myself a candi-
date for the constitutional convention
from the 26th District, subject to the
action of the district Republican nomi- i
IIarpkk S. Cunningham,
Loans and Exchanges.
Farm loans at Io.vest rate
Missouri (arms for Oklahoma
farms. Missouri (arm tor stock
hardware, one for groceries, one
for livery stock. .
T. A. Bagget?-.
Weekly Weather Bulletin
(For the week ending Sept 3.)
The week opened with clear skies
and unseasonably low ten-p -ratures.
Clear and cool weather continued dur-
ing the first three days. Tne latter
part of the week was warmer, gener-
ally cloudy, and threatening. The
meat> temperature was two to four de-
grees below normal over the entire
Section. Rain fell over the major por-
tion of the Section on August 31st
scattered showers occurred on August
30ih and September 1st. Th" rainfall
for the week was in excess of the nor-
mal over the central division, while in
eastern and western divisions the
amounts were generally deficient as
compared with the weekly ,'normals.
No destrustive wind or rain storms
were reported. Tne winds were north-
erly during the first part of the w.-ek
and southerly during the latter dsys.
Will be scarce this Summer
And so will TL\
WE HAVE THE,VI IN ALL SIZES
Our Tin Cans are all HAND MADE
and will outlast machine made
cans and arc no higher in price.
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