Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 30, 1909 Page: 4 of 8
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OKLAHOMA STATE REOTSTER.
Oklahoma State Register
Published Every Thursday by
THE OKLAHOMA PRINTING COMPANY
J. M. DOL.PH, Pres. JOHN GOLODIE, Sec.
Established Dec. 17, 1SOO.
Inc., Dec. 17, 1903.
■Intered at the Fostofflce at Guthrie. Oklahoma as Second
Class Wall Matter.
Subscription Price per Year, $1.00
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1909
JOHN GOLOBIE, EDITOR.
GUTHRIE MUST GROW.
It is possibly true that at the present time the com-
mission form of government is neither feasible nor
necessary, but the argument given by some citizens that
that form of government has not proven beneficial in
other cities is not necessary as it is contrary to the
results of almost every city that has tried it. It is the
new spirit of progress of the cities and Guthrie will en-
tail upon it the reputation of backwardness if It ad-
heres to an opinion contrary to experience. A citizen
of Leavenworth, who is a heavy property owner, ad-
vising Kansas City, Mo., to adopt the commission gov-
ernment gives some of the results of twenty-one
months under the new rule. The closing of the saloon,
he says, deprived the city of $100,000 a year revenue,
and the old city government could not live under the
new condition. "Under the old system no effort was
made to reduce the bonded debt. One city treasurer
took upon himself the responsibility of paying off $10,-
OOOof bonds wlien the mayor was on a vacation; that
city treasurer was never elected to office, again. The
mayor and commissioners are paying off the bonded
debt. They took up $20 200 worth of bonds this
spring that had been running for thirty years. The
city is responsible for one-half of the county debt and
this year the mayor and commissioners have paid
$68,750 off the county debt and they will pay $30,000
more in January. The money has already been col-
lected for that purpose. This makes a total of $138,-
9u0 which they have reduced the city indebtedness. The
city has to pay for the paving of the intersections of
new streets and for these the mayor and commissioners
have issued about $30,000 in bonds; after deducting
these from the amount paid off, the mayor and the com-
missioners have reduced the city's obligations $10S,000,
and yet the taxes on real estate are not as high as they
were under the old system of government."
Not only are these items of economy the result, )jut
that old city that has stood still many years is finding
new stimulus under this business-like administration
and factories to the cost of $650,000 have been erected
in the twenty-one months, and almost as many miles
of streets have been paved in that length of time as in
the prior twenty-seven years.
Commission form is the business form, the econo-
mic form, the progressive form of government, that
gives the least opportunity for graft, costs the least
taxes, begets the most for the money, makes the great-
est improvements, creates greater growth, secures
more happiness than any other form, and Guthrie need
not go in the face of modern intelligence and declare
It is a failure and get laughed at, Just because it
doesn't think it can afford to inaugurate the plan at the
PUBLIC CONSCIENCE GROWING
For America to fall back into reactionary legisla-
tion when the belated old world is growing in the
conscience of human rights and property rights, is an
impossibility. Definitions of government and social
equity are everywhere shifting ground. Home-owning
in America—the ownership of the soil which is the
fundamental basis of a democracy, is often forgotten
when private desires force their unnatural demands.
It is often noted that in spite of the fact that land Is
fast passing out of the many Into the hands of the few.
this country still leads the world. But when too great
a per cent so passes the end will be revolution, as in
the countries of the old world.
In the struggle to tax the vast landed estates of
England that have heretofore escaped their burden of
government, Winston Churchill, of the British Ministry,
gives a clear exposition of conditions when the peo-
ple become landless. In an address he says;
"The security of property depends upon Its wide dif-
lusion among great numbers and all classes of popu-
lation, and it becomes more secure year by year be-
cause it is gradually being more widely distributed.
The vital processes of civilization require, and the com-
bined interest of millions guarantee the security of
property—I speak of the immediate security of prop-
erty; but, ladies and gentlemen, the security of proper-
ty over long periods of time requires another condition.
It must be supported by the moral convictions of the
people; and if those moral convictions of the nation
are to be retained, there must be a constant and suc-
cessful effort to reconcile the processes by which prop-
erty is acquired, with an idea of justice, of usefulness,
and of general benefit.,
"A society in which property was insecure would
speedily degenerate Into barbarism; a society in which
property was absolutely secure, Irrespective of all con-
ceptions of justice, in regard to the manner of its ac-
quisition. would degenerate not to barbarism, but to
death. And that is, 1 think, the message, which is to
l>e found in the heart stirring speeches which my right
honorable friend the chancellor of the exchequer
(Lloyd George) is delivering in the country, and which
are arousing the people to face all sorts of awkward
facts which hitherto they have been glad to leave ne-
glected and unattended on one side.
"No one claims that a government should from time
to time, according to its conceptions of justice, attempt
fundamentally to recast the basis on which property
is erected. The process must be a gradual one, must be
a social and moral process, working steadily in the
heart and In the body of the community. But we do
contend, when new burdens have to be apportioned,
when new revenues have to be procured, when the nec-
essary up-keep of the state requires further taxes to
be imposed—we do contend that in distributing the new
burdens a government should have regarded first of all
to ability to pay; and secondly—and this is a newer
point— that they should have regard to some extent,
and so far as practicable, to the mean, and the process
by which different forms of wealth have been acquired,
and that they should make a sensible difference between
wealth which is the fruit of productive enterprise and
Industry or of Individual skill, and wealth which repre-
sents capture by Individuals of socially created values."
TEST OF BANK GUARANTY
The canference of Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma
on the bank guaranty is the right thing to do. The
bank guaranty may not be absolutely safe against
human nature and the laws of God. but neither has
fire, life and other insurance always been found such.
Bank guaranty seems to be a good expedient and it
ought to be looked into closely before it is driven out
of existence. There may be a benefit in It to one class
at the expense of another, which business usually is. and
It should he found out who it is.
THE EARXE R TK 1ST
The farmers have a trust and they don't know It.
They are all the unwholesome things they have called
the capitalists, and they don't know it.
They are getting too high prices for their products,
and no one can tell why. IIow did they force this con-
dition, or was it forced on them?
The cost of living is high, and Secretary of Agri-
culture Wilson is instituting inquiry why it is so. He
has so far found that the retail profits of meats over
wholesale is as high as 43, 48, 68 per cent. And a great
howl has gone up that it is not so. Now lie Is going
to investigate who gets the most profit in the high cost
of such things as butter eggs, milk, potatoes, apples
and common fruits and vegetables.
Who Is Imposing this evil of high prices on the
farmer? Is it done without his knowledge and to Ills
injury? Is he any better off because of high prices?
These things will be looked into. It Is known that
high prices for trust made goods bring most profits to
the trusts, but where is the farmer tyrant in his own
profits in what he has to sell over what he has to
buy? While he is oppressing the balance of us he
don't look like a plutocrat. How about the high price
the man who hires labor has to pay for it?
Everybody Is too high and too prosperous? There
is a screw loose somewhere. But the trouble is to
find It. Are wo being imposed upon by the outside
world? Are the people of the world creeping tip into
high prices and America has just kept her proportion
ahead of aiem?
Let Uncle Joe and Uncle Aldricli tell us.
EDITORS MEET AND PLAN WORK
THE ASSESSOR'S FIGURES
Advance figures given out to the reporters by Stnte
Auditor Ed Trapp on valuation of property show some
queer fluxuations. On the whole the state seems
to have prospered during the year as the increased
value of property is $29,934,039. The assessed value
of personal property will reach $178,535,419. The value
of land, exclusive of city property is $309,721,400,
which is an increase of about $89 000,000. while the
city lots show a total Value of $164,992,170, or an in-
crease of about $37,000,000. The grand total of person-
al property and the real estate reaches the value of
$653,249,491. The public service property is $214,288,840
making the grand total for all classes of property so
taxed $867 538,281.
How near are assessors' reports indicative of val-
ues? Horses are decreased in number about 30,000, at
a value of $29,036,000, an increase of $5,000,000. Mules
have decreased in value $5,000,000. There is an In-
crease in value of cattle of $5 000,000, while the num-
ber has decreased 200,000. Hogs decreased 100,000 in
number and increased $300,000 in price. There is a
decrease in value of farm implements and pleasure
vehicles. Automobiles seem to have hidden out from
2.105 to 638. Have the boys gone broke running them?
But the biggest decrease for taxation is money
$1,132,000, the sum on hand being $6,352,165. Mer-
chants' stocks are valued $400,000 less this year. Dogs
are worth $18,000, though there are about the same
Logan County hasn't a single typewriter on hand.
1 he assessors' list shows that men's judgment and
conscience change from year to year.
THOSE RESOLUTIONS AT SHAWNEE
The men who thought to commit over two hundred
Oklahoma editors to policies contrary to what they
stand for, in a gathering of twenty-nine of their fel-
lows at Shawnee, are surely welcome to all the advan-
tage they hope to gain. You can gag a caucus of voters
and carry off your victory. They have no voice. .But
the editors are going to talk in their newspapers as
they did before. They not only follow the saying, "The
man convinced against his will is of the same opinion
still," but they cry their opinion on the house tops.
Shall the Oklahoma press decry the progressive
policies that have made the republican party glorious,
and that they advocated but yesterday? Shall It con-
demn where it once praised? If so the party is doom-
ed to defeat. The progressive element in the republi-
can party has always in the end been victorious. That
is the reason it has perpetuated its life; that Is the
reason It has been Invincible.
The men who think they won such a great victory
at the Shawnee meeting will find they have harmed
themselves more than they have done themselves good.
THE EXTREME POLARITY OF FAKE
It is perhaps a little indelicate, as it Is extremely
tenuous, that the modest way Dr. Cook perpatrated his
trust upon the people is expression of the spirit
of irrcut business that its magnitude places It beyoiid
the restrictions of ordinary moral distinctions. With
the secret eoluslve suhffillary organizations of the
Standard Oil, to take undue advantage of the public, the
fixed scales of the sugar trust to rob the government,
the organized importers evading duty tax, the stealing
of public lands and water power in the northwest, and
other Icffltliniilc enterprises by men who stand un-
blushing in public esteem,Dr.Gook evidently thought a lit--
tie thing like telling the world that he had gone to
the much coveted North Pole, when he had but ate
pemican, drank cold tea and smoked strong tobacco
in some Esqumaux cache, as an enterprising promo-
ter with a view to dividends, not such a breach of present
day social or business standards as should wound the the
delicacy of public conscience. Was not the recital of his
experiences, for which the public paid willingly, as in-
teresting as if it were true? The crime is not In the
perpetration of the romance but in its disillusionment.
We, the ordinary folk, can no more comprehend its un-
truthfulness as its truthfulness. For us, the unscienti-
fic, it had the salutory effect of faith unrevealed. Dr.
Cook may be walking toward the North Pole now for
all we know just to have a double advantage of us and
rebuke us for our little faith.
Itcpubliran Quill Pushers Disprove
Hookworm A miction in Enthusi-
astic Meeting ia Shawnee.
Shawnee, Dec. 2S.—The hookworm
which is generally acredited with hav-
ing attacked some portions of the re-
publican state organization has not
gained control over the state editors
of the state if the Interest exhibited
in the special meeting of republican
^diiors of the state here Monday ami
Monday night may be taki n as a cri-
The session after abundant discus-
sion and debate adjounrned after two
o'clock Tuesday morning, concluding
a continuous session of six hours in
Christney hall. The meeting was an
executive one In effect, only Republi-
can editors and recognized leaders
jf the party In the sta e being ad-
Each editor present was calied up-
on for a short ad Ires in which tae
political situation <u' almost every
■ountv in .ti.i- sale was pi sresen.ed
The plan nl tje republican state
orpan'zat on ii>; t > mat t'nance of a
stt.te press bureau and for ti.e gath-
ering of daia for the publication of a
campaign text book was presented,
and met with the approval of the
Aside from the editors who mad"
addresses Acting Chairman Jim
ris of the Republican state commit-
tee whq is officiating in the absence
of Chairman Norris from the state
gave an address. In this address .Mr.
Harris promised that the state com-
mittee would be called for a meeting
t some future date .but declared that
he did not fe l authorized to fix the.
late without the advice of Mr. Norris,
He stated that Mr. Norris expected
return to Oklahoma within the,
next ten days.
Jre McNeal of Guthrie, Amos E\v-
'nsr of CJt'tlirle. Ed Arnold of Ho!den- j
vlllo. Fred V.'cnner of Guthrie. Harry
G Istran of d andier. Cad AMard of
■"Mcliasho and Mavor Frank P.
^t'-arps of Shawnee al'o delivered 'ad-
dresses. Hutfh Scott of Waukomis and.
f. <". Houne, secretary of the re-
mblican committee under Mr. Nor-
ris were interested spectators.
Honary membership in the asso-;
rlRtlnn wre conferred on Messrs. Cad
Allard of Chickasha and Harry Gil-,
s rap of Chandler. Mr. G'lstrap a;
former editor Is postmaster at ("hand-;:
lnr. and Mr. Aiiar.l Is secretary of the
Chickasha Commercial club.
Frank H. Greer of Guthrie was
n>8il c'airman of the meeting and j
Jesse G. Curd of the Po pau Sun was j
made secretary. | >
Editors present and participating In . >
thceonference were: , J j
Ed Ingram. Star and Free Press. of,<
Kingfisher; J. J. Burke, Norman In-1 <
dependent, Norman ;E. G. Gray. Paw-1 J
nee Times-Democrat; J. P. Hickam
Perkins Journal, Perkins; J. W. Work !
Chieftain. Okmulgee: J. Everett Smith
G. B. Armstrong. Woodward News-
Bulletin, Woodward; R. B. Huffman.
Cheetah Times, Checotah; E. D. Mills.
Independent, Okemah; A. H. Holland,
Cushing Independent, Cushing; Wal-
ter Ferguson, Seminole Capitol, Wew-
oka; Roy M. Johnson. Ardmore States-
man, Ardmore; T. J Minnis, Atwood
Herald: Adrain Reynolds, Jr., VIdette;
Pond Creek J. W. Kayser, Chicasha
Journal, Chickasha: G. A. Reinmiller,
Times, oklahoma City; J. N. Allen,
Republican Pryor Creek: J. S. Leach',
Enterprise, Bartlesville; Henry P.
Robbins, News Capitol, McAlester; A.
L. Wilson, Fairdealer, Oklahoma City;
John Golobie, Oklahoma State Regis-
ter, Guthrie; George H. Foster, Wag-
oner County Record, Wagoner; E. G
Ekold, Temple Tribune. Teniple; F.
H. Greer, State Capitol, Guthrie; Lou
S. Allard, Shawnee News, Shawnee;
C. G. Lewis', American , El Reno; W.
Drummond, Enid Eagle, Enid; By-
ron Hawkins, Garvin County Herald,
Pauls Valley; Jesse G. Curd, Poteau
Sun, Poteau; Everett Purcell, Enid
BUSY BEE GRAND
To the most Popular Boy or Girl in
Guthrie between 8 and 14 years
To Be Voted For-Here-Dec*
30th to January 15th*
We offer to tne most popular Boy or
Girl in Guthrie, between the ages of 8 and
14 yeais, a BUSY BEE Grand Phonograph
complete with horn and three Records abso-
The contest will begin Thursday morn
ing Dec. 30th and positively end Saturday
night January 15th, 1910.
We make this advance announc«ment that every Boy or Gir]
who may wish to engage their friends to work for them, may have the
opportunity to do so. The condittions of the contest are simple. Every
purchase amounting to 10c in the store between Dec. 30th and Janu-
ary 15th, will count for one vote, a $1. 00 purchase will be good for
10 votes, a $ 0.00 purchase good for 100 votes and so on. Save your
sale slips after making purchase, take them to the voting booth where
thsy will be exchanged fo. aballot bearing the number of votes
equivalent to the amount of your purchase.
Fill i ut the ballot with the name of the Boy or Girl you wish
to votfor and drop it in the Ballot Box.
Ballots will be numbered consecutively and must be voted when
received from the booth. We will under'no circumstances allow boys
or girls to Solicit votes from custom«rs in the store or at the entrance
The Boy or Girl having the greatest number of votes when the
contest closes Saturday night Jan. 15th will receive the Handsome
$35 00 Busy Bee Grand Phonograph complete with three Records.
More records can be had by addressing
O, Neill, James & Co. Chicago, 111.
Our Salespeople or their families will not
be permitted to engage in the contest. Salespeople
wi 1 not be permitted to hold saleschecks or vote
them or even suggest a candidate to de voted for.
The KM, STORK «„ iheCWuw
CRESCENT TEACHER NEAR DEATH
J. P. Lee, a Crescent school teacher
is dangerously ill at the Metropolitan
Hotel on north Second Street as the
result of bursting a blocd vessel in
his brain Tuesday afternoon. He came
to Guthrie Monday, enroute to Okla-
homa City to attend the state teach-
ers' convention, but took seriously ill
Monday night and slept thirty-six
hours without awakening. The land-
lord notified the police of his sleep,
and City Health Officer Dr. E. G.
Sharpe was called. Lee'? condition is
a trifle better this morning and there
is hope of his recovery. He has a sis-
ter residing on East Springer avenue.
FLYING ENGINE CAPTURED
.oeoniiitlve Escapes at El Reno
cldent Narrowly Averted.
El Reno, Ok.. Dec. 28.—Early this
morning a Rock Island locomotive es-
aped from a hostler In the yards and
dashed down the main tracks south at
i high rate of speed. It was feared it
would crash Into a freight tra'n
which had started south shortly be-
fore, but the operator at .Minco obey-
d a wire order and onened a switch
in time for the freight to take a siding
and thus escape.
A switch engine sent out from El
Reno yards captured the runaway
near Pocasset .twenty miles distant,
and returned it to the city.
Law Office Supplies
We have Deeds, Mortgages, Mortgage
Releases, Farm and Real estate Leases
and Notaries' Supplies, made according
to Statehood forms; Typewriter Supplies.
Lawyers' Docket Covers, etc. We make
a specialty of Lawyers' Briefs. We also
have a complete line of U. S. Commis-
sioners' Blanks for the Western District
U. 8. Court, Rubber Stamps and Seals,
Ideal Flies and Filers for small merch-
ants' convenient accounts.
105-7 First St.
Woodward. Ok., Dec. 27.—Four men
hastily constructed a boat at Wood-
ward at a cost of a little over $500
and .taking advantage of the high wa-
ter, turned her prow down stream
Friday morning and started for Mem-
phis, Tenn. The boat is propelled by
a gasoline engine.
FOR FLETCHER S
O ASTO R I A
(First Published in Oklahoma State Reg-
ister Thursday, December 3u, 1909.)
In the District Court of Logan County
Jennie E. Stiles, Plaintiff,
Thomas J. Whitlow, Richard F. Chamb-
ers, Alice Carson, Fred .J. Carson, Ma-
bel G. Kelly, Robert U Carson and V.
NOTICE BY PUBLICATION.
Thomas J. Wfiitlow, Ulchaid F. Cham-
bers, Alice carson Fred J. Carson, Mabel
G. Kelly, and Robert L. Carson, deten-
uantH above named and each of them will
take notice that they have been sued in
the above named court in an action
whereby the plaintiff above named has
commenced suit to secure a judgment of
the District Court, barring and estopping
the defendants above named and each of
them from claiming or asserting any
light, title, claim or interest in all of lot
except the north 15 feet of the west
60 feet thereof and all of lots 14, 15, 16,
17 and 18, in block 5, in that part of the
City of Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma,
known a« East Guthrie, to quiet the title
10 said property and remove the cloud
therefrom because of certain claims as-
set ted by saitl defendants and each of
m to said i roperty for the reasons
set forth in the petition filed In said
cause, and corr. ding all defects in the
title to said above described property by
reason of adverse claims of the defen-
dants above named, and for such other
nu futtner relief as to the court may
seem proper; and that said defendants
and each of them must answer said peti-
tion on or before the Nth day of Feb-
ruary. 1J 10, or said petition will be taken
as true and judgment rendered accord-
nft) as aforesaid.
C. If. GRISWOM),
Clerk District Court.
TIBBETTS & GREEN,
Attorneys for Plaintiff. 4t
tin1 oppulYtiui^u^r^o'un 'Wag writ"
ana pray that j.truY.J'V "ujnimstiation
day of December, A.D
(First Published In Oklahoma State Reg-
ister, Thursday, December 30, lj>09.)
State of Oklahoma, County of I^ogan, ss.
In the County Court.
Notice is hereby given that on the 3d
day of December. A.D 1909, Mrs. E. E.
Stafford filed in the County Court of the
County of Ix>gan and State of Oklahoma.
a petition praying for letters of adminis-
tration to be issued to Mrs. E. E. Staf-
ford upon the estate of M. W. Rice de- BU1S „
ceased, late of the County of I.oKan ami ] ard, oklahoma. addres«ed"to"Abraii" D.
State of Oklahoma. . Heed, Seward, Oklahoma, or delivered to
And pursuant to an order of saidCounty t the undersigned personally, or the same
V°"rt . !'"nlay' .!hc ?2d day of January, j may be filed in the office of the Judge of
A.D. 1910, at the hour of 10 o'clock said County Court.
a. m. of said day, that being the day of Dated December 3D, 1909
the regular January term, A. D. 1910. of ABRAM D. KEED,
said County Court, has been appointed as | Administrator,
the time for hearing said application, JOHN ADAMS,
when and where any person interested Attorney for Administrator. 2t
4 1 '. lt)U .
J. C. STRANG,
Oklahoma State Keg-
' Jhursua^ December io, i.,uh.>
State of Oklahoma, County of Logan ss
County court ,, 1,1
M5? mlnor.r ,h* E"a,e of C« «"•-
Notice Is hereby given, that Henrv
Ihompson, the duly appointed and quali-
Cecll Crfsael? °t,t"e Person and estate of
Cecil Gtlssell, minor child of Cora Foster
ueceaseu, nas rendered and presented for
?uilieme and ln 8,11(1 court, his
tratloni'CO f' ilnd„ "T-'t of his adminis-
nations .is such guardian, and tnat
ISIo' mL1 i"7t" uay °f Ju,lu*ry, A.D.
KlU, behife a day of a Regular Term of
aiu court, to-wit: of the January Term
f t i at 1 U(lock in the afternoon
fn th! il,\e County Court Room
in tht Cit> of Guthrie, in said County of
Logan, has been duly appointed by the
said court, for the settlement of said
account, at which time and place any per-
son interested in said estate may appear
and file his exceptions in writing to the
account and contest the same
In testimony wnereot, 1 have hereunto
set my hand and affixed the seal of said
cout t. this 2i)ln day of December, 19011
<Seal> J. C. STRANG,
LAWRENCE & HUNT,C°Unty JUdge'
Attorneys for Guardian.
(First Published in Oklahoma Stute Reg-
ister, Thursday. December 3u, 190(J.)
Notice is hereby given, that in pur-
suance of an alias order of the County
Court of the County of Logan and Stato
of Oklahoma, made on the 30th day of
December, A.D. 1909, in the matter of the
estate of Samuel and Sarah Reed, de-
ceased, the undersigned as the adminis-
trator of tne estate of said deceased per-
sons. will, on or after Saturday, the 15th
day of January, A.D. 1910, and within six
months from said last mentioned date,
sell at private sale to the highest and best
bidder therefor, all the right, title, inter-
est and estate of said Samuel and Sarah
Reed at the time of their death, and all
Km. right, title and Interest that the said
estate has, by operation of law, or other-
wise, acquired in and to all, one certain
lot, piece, or panel of land lying and be-
ing in the County of Logan and Stato of
Oklahoma, bounded and described as fol-
lows. and upon the following terms and
conditions, to-wit: The northeast quar-
ter of section twenty-three (23), town-
ship fifteen (15) north, of range thre6 (3)
west of Indian Meridian, for cash upon
delivery of deed.
Said property cannot be sold for lees
than $1,800.00. that being 90 per cent of
the appraised value thereof, which ap-
praisement was made on the 28th day of
Offers or bids for said land must be
made in writing, and the same may be
left at any time before such sale at Sew-
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