Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 23, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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OKLAHOMA STATE REGISTER
Oklahoma State Register
Published Every Thursday by
THE OKLAHOMA PRINTING COMPANY
J. M. DOLPH, Pres.
Established Dec. 17,
JOHN GOIjOBIE, Sec.
Inc., Dec. 17, 1903
ntered :ct the rostoffice at Guthrie, OWah ma as Second
Class Mall Matter.
Subscription Price per Tear, $1.00
"THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 19097
JOHN GOLOBIE, EDITOR.
JOHNSON'S LIFE AN EXAMPLE.
Since Lincoln there has hardly been so
characteristically an American type of public
citizen as Governor John A. Johnson of Minne-
sota, who died Tuesday. While his life does
not reflect the example of the first citizen of
his country, the obscurity of his birth, the
struggle of his rise, his personal and public
probity, and his high achievements as a chief
executive of a state fully warrant the assump-
tion that whether the accidents of political for-
tune called him to that high office or not, his
character and abilities were of the quality to
have done credit to that office.
While his life is an ideal inspiration to the
possibilities of the lowliest citizen it is a greater
example in the quality more and more needed
under the increasing power of organized
wealth in this republic. This quality is the
courage to stand in office as the representative
of the general citizens interests as against the
interests of all private persons, naturally
contended for in the strife for commercial su-
premacy. It is not so much that men entrust-
ed with the public's business are dishonest as
they are overwhelmed by BIG BUSINESS
and change their point of view of the forces
that benefit or retard the whole peoples' wel-
fare. When a man belongs to the struggling
mass of unorganized citizens, he believes that
every man has a right in the voice of the gov-
ernment. But when he is elected to office the
importunity of the many creates a doubt in
their wisdom and the exploits of the powerful
seem a substitute for it. Johnson never gave
way to power. He never lost sight of the
individual, single or aggregate. A corporate
industry never had more rights than the indi-
viduals who sustained industry and patron-
Conquest of obstacles in ambition of individ-
ual fortune has been frequent from sources
as lowly as Johnson's but rarely in so singular
a strength for the good of those from whom
the unfortunates has arisen. More often the
peoples' confidence is taken but as a stepping
stone for self.
A postoffice inspector, in an open letter, has
apprised the Enid postmaster that his request
for an extension of the free delivery system
will be complied with when the streets and
houses are properly numbered. At present, he
declares, he got lost in the city in trying to find
certain places. Sometime ago the Guthrie
postmaster made a similar request of the de-
partment and was given the same answer, with
the added proviso of lack of sidewalks in cer-
tain districts on the West Side. Now the
sidewalk question is cured by paved streets,
but the streets and buildings are still unnum-
Every time a federal appointment is made
in Oklahoma the papers say "Flynn again," or
"McGuire again." How good it would sound
if every time a Republican is elected in Okla-
homa, they could say "Flynn and McGuire
Carl Magee, who a year ago left the Republi-
can party because he could not agree with its
leaders, in a letter to Governor Haskell an-
nounces that he is more disappointed in the
Democratic party. Carl changed around on
too slight provocation, until suspicion rests
that there is something the matter with him.
If he was dissatisfied with th emanagement of
the Republican managers but not with the
party, why did he not stay in and assist in dis-
loging the managers? This is permissible by
party ethics as there is no one who desires the
elimination of the reformer save the parties in
question. Any member is ever privileged to
attempt to change the policy without forfeit of
his fealty unless he himself chooses to exter-
pate himself. No one can drive a man out of
a party except himself. If he is of the minor-
ity in it, and he have patience and his cause is
good, he may be of the majority, and place the
erstwhile mistaken, incompetent, or oppressive
management horse du combat.
Some white merchants had a little touch of
"Jim Crow" at Solley, the exclusive negro
town that was elevatin.g. It was a case of tit
It is remarkable what a newspaper can do for
a town. Every time we look at the Logan
County News, printed at Crescent, we wonder
if the city hasn't grown to 5,000 inhabitants.
And now comes Charles Edward Russell, in
Hampton's Magazines, and confirms Kate Bar-
nard in saying that the Kansas penitentiary is
one of, if not the worst, in the country.
They say Col. Tams Bixby, former chairman
of the Dawes Commission, is in Muskogee tak-
ing personal charge-of his Muskogee Phoenix.
There is evidence that something radical has
happened. The paper has suddenly assumed
an aggressive individuality, and the paper
stands for definite policies in re.gard to state
matters that if followed will carry the state
Republican, and has an opinion on national mat-
ters worthy of consideration.
GOVERNMTXT OF LEGAL FORMS.
It is a question whether a people flourish
because of government or in spite of it. With
all the mervelous strides of the American en-
terprize, the per cent of lawyers in the presi-
dential chair is not altogether an unmittigat-
While our affairs are regulated, they are not
forwarded by legal procedure. A thing or an
enterprise has to exist before the lawyer can
apply his procedures to it and define its right
place in law. We live not by law alone, but
by every good thing we do. The law pre-
scribe the right of ownership in a horse in
the man who owns him, and his trespass upon
his neighbor to the neighbor's damage, but the
horse himself lives—prospers or retrogrades—
entirely outside the statutory provision of the
land. In the life of the horse the farmer is
better fitted to look after his welfare than the
So it is by human beings; they do not pros-
per or not prosper by the laws they make; they
they are not what they are by the laws of their
own making, but they make the laws by what
they are. The instrument that makes the law
precedes the law. Law is a relation of things,
so things must exist first.
Lawyers think of rights and benefits in legal
terms, other men think of them in natural
terms. Whenever lawyers have become pro-
gressive executives—such as forwarded the
people's rights, it was due to their experiences
in the struggle to reach the profession than by
the profession. This was true in Lincoln.
Jeffereson was not a great executive, but being
truly intellectual, his ideas saved his action.
The other great presidents are Washington,
Jackson and Roosevelt. They thought in terms
of things not statutory laws.
Any forward movement in the people's
rights comes by an adjustment of things that
are the product of all, not an interpretation of
law that the things belong to him in whom
they are vested. The statutory law of a peo-
ple cannot be superior to the people. They are
not the creatures but creators of it. Their
fortunes grow forward outside of it, and it is
adjusted to the change.
What this country needs now is a readjust-
ment of results of human energy in terms of
SUPPOSING THE INSURGENTS HAD
Despite the President's Winona, Wisconsin,
speech in defense of the "Standpatters," the
fact still remains that he would have been
more pleased to have signed a better tariff bill.
He said so himself, at the time, in conformity
to his pre-election promises, and his effort, at
the last minute, for further downward revis-
ion showed he was not satisfied the country
was gettir.T a square deal.
Forced to stand by the bill, which he signed
as the best measure possible with the Congress
he had to deal with, he is now in the attitude
of standing with the "Standpatters," who
were against his nomination for President
and against the Republican party's promises
of a downward revision.of the tariff. It needs,
however, to reverse the picture to show the log-
ic of the situation in another light. Supposing
the "Insurgents" in both houses had succeeded
in passing such a bill as they fought for,, and
r.s the country desired, the President would
then have been more right than he is now, and
the "Standpatters," being in the minority and
out of favor with the people, would not have
This is the condition that would have been
brought about had the Western Congressmen
represented their section instead of Eastern
leaders. The President's attitude does not in
the least relieve Western representatives. To
comply with the interests and wishes of their
constituents, they should have voted to make
the "Insurgents" the majority instead of the
minority and passed the character of
tariff bill they were contending for.
Until such representatives convince the peo-
ple of the' West and Middle West that Alcl-
r'eh, Dalzell, Cannon, Payne and their coterie,
are more representative of their interests aiid
altogether more patriots than Cumnrntrs,
Dolliver, Beveridge, Borrah, LaFollette, Bris-
tow and their compatriots, the President's de-
fense of the "Insurgents" won't help t'lem
IN UNIOX THERE IS STRENGTH.
The unqualified approbation of President
Taft of labor union organizat'on in h;s Chicago
address, should take away any doubt, if any
still lingers, that he is not in full accord w'th
all methods that give aid to the trenera' uplift
of that fundamental class of citizens on whom
the state mostly rests. The President's poli-
cies for the aleViat'on of labor are not theories
in the nature of fulsome pronrses greater than
can be carried out. He is a lawyer and moves
juducially one step at a time, and he promises
to make certain recommendations to the next
Congress in the present evil results of court
injunctions as well as the slow processes of ap-
peals which gives the monied man the advan-
tage of carrying civil cases higher and wear-
ing out a less able litigant.
Because it is impossible to place all that la-
bor within unions conflicts arise in time of
stress detrimental to those who from choice or
conditions are not members. But no form of
.government or organized protection protects.
No rule works ideally. But on the broad plane
of placing one force against another, labor
union are at least an offset to the oppressive
force of trusts, organized for the purpose of di-
minishing the earning capacity of labor and
raising the earning capacity of money. Under
modern condtions it is a protective power
against an oppressive power. In the mean-
time a higher justice prevails in labor as a
broader view prevails among those who hire la-
KOK STATIC PR1NTEB.
IK ( . Letter, (lie Present Assistant,
Announces for First Place.
I). O. lister, thr present assistant,
has announced himself as a candi-
dal** for state printer in the next elec-
tion. Mr. Ivester has been the assist-
ant since the beginning of statehood
and lias inaugurated the department
in all its details that h£Ve
regulated the office. Tinier his
sch««1ule of prices, all the printing
controlled strictly by the state printer
department has been done with a sav
ing to the state. Ho has k«-pt a strict
check on the compliance of contracts
and quality of work, and in tbis alone
his experience as a practical printer
and his integrity has meant thousands
of dollars to the state.
Mr. lister is experienced not only
as a printer all the way up from the
"devil," but as an editor and newspa-
per publisher, and there is no depart-
ment of the printing business that he
hasen't worked in. He has been in the
state over flftet i years, having pub-
lished newspapers in McAlester and
other cities in the eastern half, and
knows the news shops all over the
state. The printers generally are well
satisfied with Mr. lister's strict hon-
| esty and capac ity, if he is sometimes
exacting with them for the benefit of
the state.. While f _>r a short period his
health has been bad, he is now full}
recovered, to the delight of his many
frlcndo, who wish him to be promoted
frrm rs7f?!°rt to stntc printer at
the next election.
KANSAS CITY LIVESTOCK MA11KE1
Kansas City Stock Yards, S pt. 20.—
Cattle supply last week was the heav-
iest of the season. 83,000 head, includ-
ing 12,000 calves. The market ruler
steady on best fed grades, 15 to 25
cents lower on grass fed steers, except
low grade killers, which remained
steady, cows 10 to In cents higher,
stockers and feeders 10 to 25 cents
lower, uppiy today is 26,000, includ-
ing 3,000 calves, largest Monday run
this year, and indications favor big
runs balance of the week. The mar-
ket is steady on nearly all the killing
steers and on stockers and feeders to-
day. cows weak to 10 cents lower.
More cattje are being bought for the
country than any time before this sea-
son and a number of large orders
are held here for steers for distilleries
in Illinois and Indiana. This trade
bolsters up the market on everything
selling up to $5.75, and the scarcity of
prime corn fed steers forces killers to
substitute the Heavy wintered gressers
as much as possible. Top fed steers
sold at $8.15 ted ay. in line with the
$£.10 and $8.25 steers last week. Bulk
of grass steers sell at $4.50 to $6.25, a
few at $6.75, grass cows $.r, .00 to $4.30.
heifers up to $5.00, bulls $2.75 to $3.75,
veals $4.50 to $7.50, stockers $3.25 to
$4.50, a few common "little lots around
$H.000, feeders $4.50 to $5.25, a few
fancy feeders upwards to $6.00.
The hog run last week at the five
leading markets was 25 per cent short j
of the same week last year. The mar- j
ket changed very little last week, the
advantage of the lighter runs being |
nullified by the weather, and reduced
consumption of pork. Run today is
8,000 head, market strong to 5 <
higher, top $8.MO paid for heavy hogs
and for medium weights, while light
weights made a new high mark, ship-
pers paying $S.25 for a load of 195-
I pound hogs. Hulk of sales today were
at $7.00 to $8.25. A good many pigs
I are appearing at the market, selling
I at $6.00 to $7.40, and the trade gener-
I ally regrets to see a disposition, how-
I ever small, to sacrifice the future hog
I supply in this way.
I Sheep and lambs are in moderate
supply, sheep and yearlings steady
! last week, lambs a quarter lower. Run
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and 2S, should command the atten-
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The Convention will be held in the
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THE PEOPLE'S IDEA.
(Continued from i'age I)
—it was only ju t that the voters
should be told the shocking truth
about the early life of the man
the Democrats had put up ror govern-
Then, to the amazement of the He-
publican leaders, came demands from
all over the state to know what could
be said of the early life of Mr. Dunn,
the Republican candidate for gover-
nor. Had he a record to match that
Johnson boy? Had he been cursed by
a worthless father and bravely be-
come a bread-winner at the age of 12?
Had he a sturdy, faithful but unfor-
tunate old mother who had struggled
so hard against adversity?
The Republican politicians were
dum-founded. What sort of people
were the voters of Minnesota? Was
it possible thi:t a gigantic blunder had
been made? Was the wide publicity
that had started "exposing" Mr. John-
son's early troubles and trials really
making votes for him?
Election day came and then some-
thing happened. Johnson', the Demo-
crat, was elected. Elected by 140.-
000 Republican votes.
Nearly one Republican in four all
over the state came to the polls in
wrathful indignation and voted for the
poor boy whose "mother took in wash-
ing." In a state whose total vote is
usually about 325.000 Johnson ran
something like 140,000 ahead of the
presidential candidates of his party.
The returns showed thut nearly 23
per cent marked their ballots for
Roosevelt arul Johnson, an exhibi
tion of independent voting probably
without a parallel.
INTEREST .-IN SALES OF
(Continued from Page 1.)
States, if not in the whole world, to-
Mr. S'hipler is a native of .Missouri
Eight years ago he came to Oklahoma
from Milam, .Missouri, and located at
Pawnee. Here he built up one of the
best country newspaper properties 11,
Country newspaper men are not of-
ten fortunate in securing political
preferment, either elective or ap-
pointive. But Shipler just pegged
away, got out a clean, ably-edited
Democratic paper and in time people
over the First Congresional District
| and other portions of the stnte were
1 talking about "John," his newspaper
and his ability.
Mr. Shepler lias a wide acquaintance
throughout the state and when his ap-
pointment was announced It met with
general approval. No protest or criti-
cism was heard from any paper, large
or small, in the entire state. His
strong business capacity and absolute
Integrity satisfied not only the school
land lessees but the citizenship gener-
ally. From many quarters come ex-
pressions of gratification as to the
progress being made in the sales de-
partment in the handling of this great
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