Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 14, 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. DOI.rn. I'res.
Established Dec. 17
•JOHN GOLOI1IE. Sf'C.
Inc.. Dec. 17, 1903
Entered at the rostoHloe at Guthrie. Oklahoma aa Second
Class Mail Matter.
Subscription Price per Year, $1.00
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1900^
JOHN GOLOBIE, EDITOR.
OKLAHOMA CITY DANK FAILURE.
It can never be known what would have
been the result in the failure of the Columbia
Bank ahd Trust company, of Oklahoma City,
were there no guaranty law, so that question is
largly a matter of generalized opinion. But one
thing is certain, prejudice and politics should
not enter into the estimate. There is another
reasonable conclusion. The demand for pub-
licity during the process of solving its condition
and protecting the interests of the depositor,
wasn't a wise one. If there ever is excuse, in fact
paramount necessity for secrecy, it is in the
failing condition of a bank, where an attempt
is made to prevent its closing its doors, perma-
nently and passing into the hands of a receiver.
There is a difference in the condition of the
bank being in the hands of the state banking
board, as was the Columbia Bank and Trust
company, and its struggle to keep it from clos-
ing, and a bank that lias closed its doors and is
in the hands of the receiver. In the latter case
no further complications can arise from the
knowledge of the worst, for the bank can-
not be further looted and to punish the wrong
doers, if wrong has been done, the worst should
be known; but in the case where the state bank-
ing board, under a guaranty law, is trying to
prevent the final wreck, the exposure of details
would but give excuse for panic or selfish ad-
vantage. When there is nothing to gain by
publicity and everything to lose, there is no ex-
cuse for inflaming the public. However, in the
receivership of national banks the public is not
made acquainted how matters stood at the time
of the failure and what disposition was made
of assets even when final settlement is made.
By the result of all other failures of that
magnitude, panic was due and a general real
estate collapse in Oklahoma City by the failure
of the Columbia Bank and Trust company.
That neither disastrous contingency happened,
now that all danger of harmful results is pass-
ed, can now be discussed to each ones pleasure
and ability as to whether the credit shall be
assessed for or against the bank guaranty law.
THE NEMESIS OF FAITH.
Of all the human qualities there is no more
bitter enemy than misplaced confidence. It is
a disappointment like unto planting flowers
and growing thistles; it is wine turned to vine-
gar. It is a Judas kiss.
Much has been written in the last two ■
weeks about Bill Cross not having served in the
Confederate army, not having carried the body
of his dead father from the battlefield of Shiloh
as he was but six years old at the time; as not
being a bachelor but having one, two, three
wives, and one being now with him and nurs-
ing him, and nameless other matters more so
ous than these. Newspaper men claim they
dare not, from the fact of his sickness, write
the truth as they know it. One newspaper
makes it a virtue to exploit more virtues in him
the more faults it finds. Rumor is so busy and
so colossal that sooner or later it will fill every
mouth fuller than a newspaper.
We would regret to think your "Uncle Bill"
such a wholesale cheat. Sinner? Yes! But we
had always believed he claimed no better than
he was; that he would paint himself, as a nega-
tive virtue, even blacker than he was. Have we
been mistaken? Is your "Uncle Bill a house of
cards? If so he has placed all his friends in a
position of liars.
Out with it Bill, tell the truth and shame
the devil. Make those friends of yours who dis-
close so much in denying so little, in pity of you,
shut up. If you should die without clearing your-
self or makinir amends, they will jump on your
grave. Cheated faith follows vengeance after
Enid is about to turn its handsome new
opera house into a wholesale grocery.
Enid has a strong Elks lodge with fine
quarters. It probably has other fraternal and
civic societies. The Elks could better afford
to turn itself into a committee to preserve the
opera house for the pleasure of high public
amusement than to luxuriate in its own quar-
ters. Every citizen of Enid could better afford
to contribute a sum monthly than to lose that
handsome temple to the forensic and dramatic
art and go back to the "kerosene route" and
that old livery barn that once did duty to the
daughters Nine and their worshippers.
\\ hat! Enid lose its temple of beauty, now
that it is on the eve of a great metropolis? The
spirit that would do so is the last relic of bucolic
veidency that like sackcloth and ashes must be
thrown away. All the gods of Olumpus thund-
er against such desseeration as a temple to his-
trionic arts turned into a charnel house of gas-
tronomic and olfactory gross grocery appa'tite.
rilR QUICK AND THE DEAD.
Are the republicans of Oklahoma goinf to
stultify themselves by repudiating the leaders
of the west like Cummings, Dolliver. Beveridge.
La Toilette, Bristow and Victor Murdock—men
at thcrr own door—and follow men supporting
eastern interests, like Aldrich and Cannon'' I
Oklahoma republicans expect to take the re- 1
publican leadership of the west—the r< pub!>a >
spirit of the west—and \yin Oklahoma for r;>- !
publicanism in the next state election. Which
can it take before the people as the ,great ex- '
ponents of the party and win their confidence, !
Cannon and Aldrich, or Cummings, Deliver I
Beveridge, Bristow and Murjock?
The Oklahoma City Times ends a rather i
favorable personareomment on the rise of Vie- i
tor Murdock, congressman from the e'>th Kan- 1
sas district, with: "But what good did it do
Victor, or what good will it do the republican
party or the people of Kansas?" The good is
that he saved $5,000,000 a year on the change 01
method of weighing the mails, which Cannon
blocked by pigeon-holing his bill, but which
President Roosevelt put through for him by
executive order. And he forced Cannon into a
Partial revision of the rules controlling the
house, and will force further changes, which
will lessen the one man power of the speaker.
Being so anxious to stand for corporate
opinions and syndicated benefits, the stand-pat-
ters may be expected to espouse the cause of
Peary in the discovery of the North Pole along
with the navy and against Cook and the public"
and support the proposed measure to have con-
gress vote a sum of money as reward for
Peary equal to the lecture receipts pouring to
Cook through the admiration of the people.
DEVORCE AND MARRIAGE STATISTICS.
In Jackson county, Missouri, in which
Kansas City is located, there were 1300 divorces
to 3500 marriages in 1908.
If marriage and divorce statistics is not
one of the census schedules, it would be a good
idea to have them added. Jackson county may
be an average in the United States, and if so,
it would be valuable knowledge on the family
integrity of the country.
GIVE THEM A CHOICE.
The World hopes the report from Guthrie
that John Golobie will contest the republican
nomination for congress with B. S. McGuire i3
true. Not, necessarily, because of any great
admiration for Golobie or displeasure with Mc-
Guire, but because of the opportunity it will
afford republican voters of the First district to
make a selection between the two wijigs of the
Mr. Golobie announces that he will make
his campaign on a progressive anti-Cannon
platform. Mr. McGu're is a staunch defender
oi Cannonism and Aldrichism and is one of the
notable standpatters of the state. Therefore
every republican voter will have an opportunity
to decide not only betweerft the two men, a mat-
ter of no great moment, but between the two
codes of party principles, a matter of tremen-
A similar condition
about in every congre.
state, for that matter In
in the state. Wherever
should be brought
sional district in the
every election district
there is a republican'
to be nominated there should be an ultra pro-
gressive and an ultra standpatter enter the
contest; one who believes in the new thought of
politics, and one who trains with Cannon, Aid-
rich and others. And the campaign should be
on the line thus established. The result of such
a conducted primary should determine without
great turmoil the political preferments of the
republicans of Oklahoma. There would be no
longer room for disputes as to what the party
voters really stood for. A very great and im-
portant issue would be settled.
If the republicans of Oklahoma are willing
to follow Aldrich and Cannon instead of Cum-
mins and Nelson and Beveridge and Clapp and
Bristow and LaFollett, then the republican con-
gressmen now serving should be renominated
and re-elected and they will be. If, on the
other hand, the republicans of Oklahoma re-
pudiate the leadership of Cannon and Aldrich,
and see in Cummins, Nelson, Doliver and their
associates a type that inspires their confidence
and support, then the republican congressmen
now serving have no right to a nomination and
will be defeated if they secure it.
This is so clearly the condition of affairs
at the present time that the World feels confi-
dent the congressmen now serving must appre-
ciate it and invite just such a test of strength
as the \\ crld suggests, to the end that the true
inerests of the party may be conserved. And,
another consideration of no small moment, such
a contest, hotly waged, would make republican
votes more rapidly than any other procedure.
One of the grave dangers to republican suc-
cess in Oklahoma is the disposition in certain
quarters to let the nominations go by default.
I • After thirty days absence in a sanitarium
| in Kansas City, Everett Purcell, editor of the
| Enid Events returned in time to save President
j Taft from distruction by the men in Oklahoma
i jnd elsewhere who were chiefly responsible for
I ™ n')rnination and election, it is evident that
j Mr. Purcell is far from a well man yet, and his
i many friends and the readers of his paper will
j have to overlook the involutions of his logic and
I the fabilous paucity of facts.
WHY CAXNOS JJOESVT K\0'.V
Congressman Victor .Murdock who is
there and knows what he is talking
about, has the following editorial in
the Wichita Eagle:
1 o an interviewer the otiier day
Jospeh G. Cannon, speaker of the
house, said: "I really don't believe i
know half the members of congress
outside their seats. There are only
four hundred of them, but if they
should file right into this room now, I
don't believe I could call half their
It would be a serious reflection upon
nearly any congressman in the United
States if he had to acknowledge to1
liis constituents that he was not'
known to the presiding officer of the
body of which he is a menibsr. But!
as a matter of fact the average con-
gressman's acquaintance with Can
non is that cf a China:
:iE VOTED FOR .KOBE
i VIS fob GUTHRIE
During the regular
lion of the
charter was taken out with $100,000
C. J,. "Webster, who has been con-
j nected with the First National bank
relation '0klalloma Ci'y which opened up [or
to his Joss. The congressman sees the !ljusineS3 this morning at 9 o'clock in
speaker daily, perched high, and that1 ^ bulWing 0C«U>i<?d by the defunct
is all. There is nothing about theCoIunlbia Bank a d Trust company,
system which has ba^n built up in the' "Ie affalrs cf wl*lcb are to be liquidat
..im luc rsuuoi
city council the proposition of calling of Sulphur the past ve years, is presi-
| a" e!ect'™ w vcte bonds to the dent, R. M. Estes of Cement, Okla.ho-
I amom,t 01 S12O.000, for the purpose of ma, vice president and C. S. Leeper at
, mamg water works ,sewer, fire .depart- Oklahoma City is cashier of the new
I mer.t, street and park improvements institution. In th edirectorate are C.
^ was acted upon favorably and it is now I J. Webster, Sulphur; R. M. Estes, Ce-
, a matter which the voters of the, city ment; C. S. Leeper, Oklahoma City; J.
| will have to consider at a special elec- D. Beeper .Gainesville, Texas; W. A.
jtion to be held in the near future. | Lead, Oklahoma City; W. L. Derrick
j Waterworks improvements $50,000 Madill and J. 0. Creshaw, of Fort
. tire department improvements Worth, Texas.
and Street flushing machine. .. 30,000 The Columbia Bank and Trust com-
San.tary Sewer extentions 20,000 pany will be fully liquidated now by
l ark improvements 2.-.000 j the banking board and President W.
, Norton declares that every debt
: $125,000 of the bank will be made good, either
I by the bank s assets or from his own
NEW HANK REPLACES COLUMBIA,' Private fortune. The bank will thus
. Actings ecretary Leo Meyer issue:! a pass out o£ existence altogether. It
'charter to the Central State bank ot'i W8s hel'eved until la'e last night that
house of representatives which in-
vites intimacy between th
controls it and those "who
trolled. Cannon has under
Cr fifteen satrau
ccording to state-
today from an Ok-1
> a t
d by the state,
iner.t received he;
lahoma City source.
The new bank is chartered with
capital stock of $100,000, but
BREAKING UP OF LANDED ESTATES
Because of the threatened landed tax, the
Erglish dukes who are selling their estates to
their tenants, do not find it an unmittigated
evil. They find plenty of opportunity of more
profitable investment of their money, and the
stimulated industry of the tenants, working
for themselves, increases the trade of the vil-
This may spoil a few jrame preserves, ' but
will revolutionize England for the better, until
even the Dukes may like it. Just now, of course
they are hurling, "Soc'alism," "Anarchy." or
any other anathama against the rrste-rraf r
ministry that is proposing the raise of much
needed revenues from t.ixrs- on "r.vn-tloped
land, a thing never heard of in Eiy-lani.
"DUTTON, BUTTON. WHOSE
Everett Purcell's postoffice talks loudlv.
The editor of the Enid Events defends with
vicious abandon his pie. Is it not possible that
he is drawing* attention to his treasure by the
very frantic efforts he is making to protect it?
Mr. Purcell must remember that the ma-
jority of the editors in the First Congressional
district are not postmasters. In fact he is a
conspicuous exception. Take a look at them.
The republican editor of Pawnee is not, nor of
IoneaCity, nor of Perry, nor of Perkins, nor
of Prague, nor of Stillwater, nor of Pawhuska
nor of Chandler, nor of Kingfisher, nor of
Guthrie, nor of Crescent, Orlando, Newkirk,
Garber and many others. In fact of the ten
counties in this congressional district, Enid is
the single county seat town to have a newspaper
editor a postmaster, and he not the leading
newspaper of his town.
If the next congressional campaign is to be
fought on the issue of who has and hasn't a
postoffice, Mr. Purcell and his candidate will
nnd themselves in a decided minority.
Good roads will lead to good prices for
farm products, good laws and good govern-
ment by the making it more possible for the
farmer to be more in touch with those who
heretofore did all the legislating and making of
pncee for him. 6
AN UNJUST CRITICISM.
Unquestionably unjust to Cash ra'e and
others connected with the m-ofne- of remiHi-
cans of Oklahoma City last Saturday even'nir
are many of the criticisms homo- :n^ul"wl in I v
papers over the state. The World does not un-
dertake to say just what the onrp^n was o'
those who arranged that meet;ng. But it dops
state specifically the meetimr did ti">t un-'rrtrke
to push any particular cause or interest to t ie
And furthermore the men who forgathered
at that time were not all the partisans of any
mjin or faction. Not by a jug full. It is prob-
ably true that a great pivnonderanee of those
present could be relied on by certain ones in the
pursuit of most any political undertaking. But
there were others, enough, too, that were free
from all entangeling alliances, to guarantee
that the conference would be conducted aloe-*
very appropriate lines. On only one subject
was it possible for that conference to escape
acrimonious discussion, and that was the sub-
ject of preparatory work for the approaching
campaign. And it confined itself to that sub-
ject only. Until something to the contrary de-
velops the newspapers might well consider the
fact that most of those attending the conference
were members of an "old guard" as a coinci-
dence of no especial significance. *
know the membership of the
and to deliver it whenever the neces-
sity arises and Cannon gives the
woi'J. If a satrap rails to deliver the
goods he is deposed, and his successor
is chosen, not with an idea of improv-
ing: legislation or its methods, but with
the plan uppermost oi perfecting con-
And the fault of this perversion of
power by concentrating it in the pre-
siding offic er isnot so much in the ex-
cess of power in the hands of one
man. as it is in the insidious ntcalth of
the rights and functions of the indi-
vidual member who has grn.3uc.llr sunk
from a positlch' of equality and in-
dividual initiative into a mere voting
This will,explain why Cannon does-
n t know half the members of con-IIJ
p.resa. He doesn't want to know
them. Intimacy with him might re-
\sal to them that he was common
clay, r.nd break the lines of control. J
And so far as Cannon is concerned
c ongressional action is not a matter !
of- policies or of partisanship. It is 1
a question of personal control
amen«!ed charter will be taken out i rus^
within a few days increasing the capi-1 a *eas<
tal stock to $200,000 or $300,000. It is ! new
said. The reason that the original '
'verything was satisfactory to turning
the bank back to its original owner
this morning. Investigation of collat-
eral offered by .Mr. Norton has been
going on^for several days and it was
thought he would regain the bank Mon-
day. The new organization comes as
The hew bank will retain temporary
quarters with the Columbia liajik and
ompany, but it is learned that
has already been secured in a
charter was not taken out for the full Any intelligent person may earn a
amours is that Iowa and New York good income corresponding for news
stockholders had not remitted to the (papers; experience unnecessary. Send
Middleport. X. T. 3t
ew organization and as the bank de- stamp for full
sired to commence business today a Tress Syndicate
Thousands of ladies suffer agonies every month. j§Ii
If you do, stop and think. Is it natural ? Em; >hati- F
[ cally and positively—NO! Then make up your
I mind to prevent or cure tliis needless suffering!
\\ ith broom corn $225 a ton in northwest
Oklahoma, the new broom ought to be able to
sweep clean—the mortgage from the farm
May be Peary thinks Cook used a cold deck
POSTOFFICE COIiXEK APPRAISED
Federal appraisers finished their
work of appraising the proposed addit-
ion to the federal court house and
poftofllce site, the price for the addi-
tion in full agreed on being $32,200.
Lot one was appraised at $11,500 of
which $ 00 was for Improvements, V. I
H. Tawney being the owner, with one j
dollar each to Maud Tawney, E. ,i. I
Blackmail, W. L. Iturdette and A. J.I
McWethy. Ixjts A and B were ap-[
praised at $10,000, with an additional
$700 for Improvements, W. P. Eager
being owner; one dollar to S. R. Bates,
Sr. lessee. Ixits two and three, owned
by Mrs. Addie M. McCoy, wife of Post-
master McCoy of Guthrie are offered
to the government for $10,000, and
wen.- not appraised.
It Will Help You
. I suffered 9 years" writes Mrs. Sarah ,T. Hos-
kins, of Cary, Ky 4 'I had female trouble and would
near y cramp to death. My back and side would i
nearly M me with pain I tried everything to get
relief, but faded, and at last began to take Cardui
7?°^ • °?n do housework with ease and T trive
j Cardui the praise for the health I enjoy." Try.
AT ALL DHUa STORES ' I
Iday and night restaurant!
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
Short Order and Meals Served!
|Grman-Amerlcan Cooking, Country and City Trade Solicited
Old, Reliable Gus Ritterbusch, South Side Harrison Avenue-
the Elite Theatre.
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