Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 18, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 20, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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OKLAHOMA STATE REGISTER.
Oklahoma State Register
Published Every Thursday by
THE OKLAHOMA PRINTING COMPANY
J. M. DOL.PH, Pies JOHN GOLOD1E, Sec.
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THURSDAY, JANUARY '-'0, 1910
JOHN GOLOBIE, EDITOR.
CAN YOl* LOWER PRICES!
Much is being said about the high cost of living, and
there is a desire to lower the price of foods. Can the
standard of prices bo lowered below the accidents of
shortness of crops, supply and demand and competi-
Organizations are being formed to stop eating meat
In order to lower prices. In Cleveland, Ohio, it is ex-
pected seventy-five thousand will have pledged them-
selves to stop eating meat for thirty days.
Many causes are sought for the rise of cost of living.
Enough investigation has already been made to assure
that the farmer is not the greatest beneficiary of high
prices in his case, on certain products, it is shortness
of the supply that hfte raised the price. In corn, cotton,
wheat, hogs, he has been short. So he has received co
more money during the year, though high prices some-
what compensated for shortage of amount he had to
The high prices are due to the fact that almost all
necessities are controlled by the trusts. There is a
partial or complete organization in the supply of every
great product. Prices are controlled from above. Re-
tailers are dictated to as to what they shall charge
one part of the season, then in another, in many ar-
ticles, The big business of the county is so capable of
dominating the situation that it fixes prices both ways.
But can prices ever be lowered substantially without
general injury? Equalization of wages to the prices of
foods and wearing apparel will be the trend things will
take. For this rising of the standard of prices is not
taking place only in America. The rise is taking place
tn Europe, only not so great. In Europe the change of
wages is making it possible for workingmen to eat
foods, such as meats, bread and others, which they did
not eat before, rather than that the prices have gone
up higher. This foreign ability to live higher has also
had an effect to raise prices in America in those ar-
ticles of food of which large exports are made.
The bad results of high prices is due, as in everything
else, to the fact that the benefits do not remain with
the mass of the people, but with the corporate trusts.
They control the price of the raw material they pur-
chase as well as the manufactured article. Add to this
the transportation and other tolls, and the chain is
The subject is too big to be treated in a short edi-
torial. But the whole economic condition of the United
States has changed in the last fifteen or twenty years,
due to the organization of trusts to eliminate small
competitors, in which it has been possible to earn large
profits on over-capitalized concerns, dividends not on
•ctual values, but on much watered stocks. The farm-
ers products are the only ones that are still regulated
ly supply and demand. At least he does not make his
■ wn prices on vvhat he sells. In his case the prices will
igain be disastrously cheap, in relation to other things,
#hen he raises more than he can sell. He will then
find out that he does not dictate prices, whether they
are high or low. He never did, and does less so now
Col. Hoffman and his colloagun on the board of pub-
lic affairs have saved the state many thousands of dol-
lars by their efficient and honest administration of the
weighty business entrusted to that department of gov-
POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT A>D ITS
COMPETITORS, THE EXPRESS COMPANIES
(I. N. Smithson.)
Financially, the postoffice department has never been
able to keep its expenditures within its receipts, and
from year to year the deficit grows larger. The Presi-
dent. in a special message to congress on the subject,
recommends an increase of postage on certain classes
of periodicals and a check to the further extension of
rural free delivery. Only recently, the department in-
creased the registry fee 25 per cent, and it has been
made a crimin:! offense, with a hec.vy fine attached, to
Issue and circlutate a personal check for less than one
dollar, evidentally with the intention of compelling the
Increase in the patronage of the money order business,
partment on a paying basis, but their success is doubt-
ful, without better business methods in the management
of the postofficc department.
Congressman Murdock, of Kansas, who discovered the
custom of over-weighing the mails on the part of the
railroads and thereby is saving the department mil-
lions of dollars, has taken up a protest from a man
from Arkansas, against the express companies for car-
rying packets, other than letters, weighing four pounds
and less, claiming that the department has, or should
have a monopoly of the transportation of such pack-
ages. In his protest against the companies, he states
tha- w ii -s the p.istofflce department fell short of
paying expenses lust year, the Wells-Fargo Express
Co. cleared $25.000,eoO during the same period, a large
per cent of which was derived from this source.
Tl:e people are certainly not more friendly to the ex-
press companies ti', a a to the postoffic^ department,
therefore, there must be some other reason why they
patronize the companies. As a matter of fact, the com-
panies give better service than the postoffice depart-
ment. in that they call for ami deliver the packages,
and in transit the fragile ones are placed in- strong
boxes, which protect them from damage and breakage.
The people are willing to and do pay the companies a
slightly higher rate for this better service than is charg-
ed if sent by mail.
It is probable that the Congressman and the Presi-
dent would find better "pay dirt" if they would go
deeper and investigate and compare the contracts the
government and the express companies have with the
transportation companies. In this, they may discover
the principal reason why the companies make ruoney
and the government loses money on the same class of
business. Competition of the express companies is
not a sufficient answer.
Some of the newspaper boys who were wont to praise
Victor Murdock unwontedly are "throwing the soup
into him" now. This is not because Victor has chang-
ed, but because they have changed. Victor is the same
man he was ten years ago, twenty years ago, two years
ago, one year ago—only much more the same. He is the
same honest, genial, intellectual Victor Oklahoma knew,
when, as editorial writer of the Wichita Kagle, he used
to take care of Oklahoma's interests on all occasions—
hold up for its soil, climate and products and defend
the fame of her people—with pen and speech, only he
is now a stronger and an abler man.
Has Congressman Murdock taken back the five mil-
lion dollars a year on mail weighing that lie discovered
and saved for the government? Does he not support
the policies the President stand committed to the
same as he did when he fought for his nomination
against those who now pretend to be such wonderful
friends of the President? Is he not still persuing the
search to have the state of New York and other states
pay back into the national treasury $29,000,000, a loan
made during Jackson's Presidency? Is he not still
fighting for a greater good for the average citizen and
less privilege for special interests?
It would seem that if Congressman Murdock was
worthy of praise a year ago, he is still worthy of such
praise, for he has not changed in the least in that
time in his attitude to public service.
BOW! WAKE CP!
The Oklahoma Times, in a column editorial, deplores
the "gag rule," by which a convention of the state
committee, supplemented by "federal pie-eaters," chonk-
ed down the throat of the republican party endorse-
ments for the renomination of McGuire, Morgan and
Creager, and then finishes up by saying that the only
way to nominate a governor and state ticket is by a
convention and not a primary.
For the life of us, we cannot make the Times editor
see the point, which we have twice tried before, that
a state convention would push, with the same organized
"gag rule," a state ticket of their own choice. Do it for
their own selfish purpose, with the same perverse blind-
ness to the fact that the voters, afterwards, at tr.e
election, would not swallow the dose.
On the other hand, this gag rule, all the promise cf
patronage, intimidated and deceiving, cannot be work-
ed on the voters by the primary nominations, There
the voters, in spite of the influenced newspapers, the
interested persuaders, and hired striker when they
get in the booth, can vote as they damn please.
We admire the Times' outspoken spirit, but its logic
on this particular point is beyond our comprehension.
It must be our fault.
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New goods arriving daily* Shirts, Collars,
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(JARDEN SEED AS I OMiKESSION \L BKIIIE.
The newspapers are drawing attention to the possible
reduction of the deficiency in postal receipts in dis-
continuing the sending out of garden seed by congress-
men to their constituence.
This garden seed "chicken feed" to "smooth" a little
the rufled front of farmers for over-looking them in the
more weighty "special" benefits of legislation is now
doubly unnecessary in the fact that everything the
farmer raises is so high he cannot afford to eat it him-
self. The congressional seed distribution to farmers
has long been a piece of humor with the farmers. It
has been used as a campaign auxiliary fr the congress-
men and only those "farmers," living in the city flat or
on the thousand acre ranch, who already showed spe-
cial interest in the congressman, or it hhoped would
show active interest, were favored with seed. This
seed is of no utility or fitness to the persons sent to,
but is in the nature of a billet duex. showing the kind
remembrances of th sender. It costs at first hand
neither the sender nor recipient anything, but is a very-
dear tax to the government in original purchase of the
seed, and the postal charge in its transmission through
the mails, and at large the general people who pay the
bill. It is a very foolish and useless expense. It is a
remnant of the old order of politics when an indirect
bribe of securing votes for re-election of congressmen
was considered legitimate. It is obsolete in the con-
sciencies of the voters and should be discontinued as a
practice of statesmanship.
McAlester News-Capital: At a meeting of republi-
cans of I>eFlore, Sequoyah, Haskell and Pushmataha
counties at Poteau last week, resolutions were adopted
endorsing Joe Norris and Actinc Chairman Jim Har-
ris. At the committee meeting, called for next Monday
in Guthrie, Mr. Harris will be elected chairman, proba-
bly without opposition. Harris is big enough for state
chairman if he will only remember that while he may
be under most obligations to the first district now he
will be under obligation to all five districts when elect-
As they say there is no royal road to learning, so
there is no rich road to good sense. Roberta Ds Janon,
sixteen years old. $ 10.000,000 Philadelphia heiress, elop-
ed with Frederick Cohen, table waiter, old enough to
be twice her father. She took her pet dog along, whom
she insisted carrying in her arms, and finally consented
to return home because an Atlantic steamship company
would not admit him to her state room.
Good sense is the result of gracious or stern real-
ties. What senseless things, frequently, are the chil-
dren of the rich. Of what seeming divine wisdom are
possessed the children of the poor. Stern nature makes
Stoics of us; artificial society Epicures. It Is one of
the blessings of poverty that you hear and come in close
communion with Nature's many voices. What a limit-
less- world are the varying seasons; the mountain,
and stream; the distant horizon: the rising and the set-
ting sun; the night with its limitless distance, ageless
time and numberless world; and the over-awing mys-
tery of the Spirit breathed them Into being, rules them
and is of them, which Is all, and without which there
Is not anything.
The child of the savage of the desert and the forest
has more sense than the child of housed luxury. Sense
is the decorum of environment. It is the harmony of
the organism. You need not go a mile away from home
and have good sense; you can tramp around the world
and be a fool. You can be naked and be decorous; you
can wear a silk raiment and be shameless.
Poor Roberta De Janon, $10,000,000 heiress, has not
so much sense as her pet dog. who probably Is satisfied
with his kind and seemed much embarrased by the
senseless escapades of bis eloping mistress, who could
have had the companionship of manly boys of her own
age. but took, instead that 'Of the scullon of her hotel
She lacks "good, common, horse sense." that the lass
of the poorest parents on earth can teach her.
Mrs. William Ritzhaupt has i eii'i-
j from a visit to C'liuago where ic
t* Bled the fail ri-1 of i'anl V :i:.r,
a brother-in-law of '!r, "it::" . t.
wv,a v.-as a yrcri'nent r"er'lifn of *he
i ity. He was with Mr. Ritzhaupt on
a tour of Europe !a.-.t summer, .u ss
.'.5W Suir.niera< ".d c; i'tosi-s i is
•■'s't'rs Mrs. R.tzhcupt.
.v s Martha Iv-nr ion of jt ' ..is
" o'"~n a schcx 1 of •:
•rattv and physical culture .c"iT,,r-
.ay. Jamii. v ai 6i7 Xonli cJroad
■ city schools had a good atten-
dance at the art exhibit o paintings
during the week at the city hall.
D. Ward King, the famous Missouri
drag road" man. was in Guthrie
Monday on his way to Stillwater to
lecture before the college institute.
Dr. and Mrs. Gulley left here for a
trip through Old Mexico Tuesday.
They are preparing to establish a
large fibre and orange plantation on i
the co-operative plan for the benefit
of the Twentieth Century Health As- j
The Guthrie Ministerial Alliance
held a meting on civic affairs this
week that looked into many things.
C. F. Eiesenchmidt was made di-
rector of the State Retailers Asso-
ciation at Shawnee and Secretary \V.
O. Ravson member of the legislative
The Knights of Pythias installed
the folowing officers; W. O. Holeome
C. C.; D. S. Mitchell, V. C.; P. J.
Trapnell, M. A.; B. W. Eockner, K. ol
R. & S.; C. S. Brringle, M, E.; J. C.
Templeton, 1. G.: Albert Brown. O. G
The Eagles elected theso officers:
Ward Branhan. president; Sharm Var-
ley, vice-president; Jack Sexias. sec-
retary; Otis Jackson, treasurer; Dr.
Melvin, physician; W. C. Gruber and
Frank Treeper, trustees.
IT S JVST L.I.KE
IXSIRUXTS BETWEEN HUES
Jtluriock and Others Kear the Dem-
ocrats Have l"sed Them. _
Washington, Jan. IS.—A new and
decidedly interesting turn was given
to the Insurgent movement in the
House today when Hayes of Califor-
nia. Muurtock of Kansas and Gar-
dner of Massachusetts nastemV to
the White House to tell the Presi-
dent in effect that they were afraid
they had been "used" by the Dem-
ocrats in the matter of the Balin-
inger - Pinchot Investigation and
that the Democrats were taking
■ lvantage of the opportunity to put
two of their most partislan members
in the committee for the purpose of
makins political capital out of the
Mr. Hayes was the first or the in-
surgents to reach the White House.
He told the President that, while he
was insurgent he did not intend to
w placed u me position of uetping
che D.nno. ats to throw mud at a
Republican administration." This
tie .<as afraid was going to happen
unle . some means of changing t
l>emoiiallc selections for t! e invc-t-
aOng committee could be devised.
Hardly had Mr. Hayes left th eex-
eutive off'ce when Murdock and
Gardner walked in arm in arm. They
reiterated much that Mr. Hayes had
said, but admitted they did not see
exactly how they were going to get
out of the difficulty. A statement
was prepared by Mr. Gardner and
Mr. Murdock, whhlch said:
We called on the President and
spoke to him about the personnel of
the investigating committee, but
nothing definite was arrived at. The
President felt that It was not for
him to indicate his choice as to the
future action of the House in this
respect, but urged that it was of
the utmost Importance that the mem-
bers of the committee should lie men
recognized by both sides of the
House as fair and impartial in the
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First Published in Oklahoma State
Register, Thursday January 20, l! lu..
Notice is hereby given. That in pur-
suance of an order of the County Court
)f the County of Logan and State of
Oklahoma, made on the 28th day of De-
cember A. D. 1909. in the matter of the
estate of Horace J. Stone, minor, the
undersigned as the Guardian of the es-
tate of Said minor, will, on or after the
5th day of February. A. L>.. 1! 1U. ami
within six months from said last men-
tioned date, sell at private sale to the
highest and best bidder therefor, all the
right, title, interest and estate of said
Horace J. Stone, minor, and all the
right, title and interest that the said es-
tate has by opieration of law. or other-
wise. acquired in and to an undivided
one-half of certain lots, pieces, or par-
cels of land lying and being in the
County of Logan and State of Oklahoma
bounded and described as follaws, and
upon the following terms and conditions
to-wit: Lot Six 16 > in Block Thirteen
(13) in that part of the City of Guthrie
known as Kast Guthrie, and Lots elev-
en (11) and Twelve (12) in Block Fif-
teen (15) in that part of the City of
Guthrie known as Guthrie Proper, for
•ash or on such terms as the under-
pinned mav be able to make, to the best
interests of the estate.
Said property cannot be sold for less
than $1,282.50. that being 90 per out
of the appraised value thereof, which
appraisement was made on the 14th day
of January. 1910.
Offers or bids for said land must be
made in writing and the same may ln-
left at any time before such sale at the
law office of Pale & Bierer at 116 W. I
Oklahoma Ave., Guthrie. Okla.. address
ed to the undersigned personally. <>i
the same may be filed in office of th
Judcre of said County Court.
Dated January 11. 1910.
F ANN IK M. STONE.
Guardian of Horace J. Stone, minon
(First Published in Oklahoma State
Register, Thursday January 20, 1910.)
ORDtR FOR HEARING PETITION TO
SELL REAL ESTATE
State of Oklahoma, County of Logan, ss.
IN COUNTY COURT
Estate of James W. Poweri, Deceased.
The petition of Charlotte R. Powers,
as the administratrix of the estate of
James W. Powers, deceased having been
presented to this court, praying that an
order be made, authorizing said petition-
er to sell the whole, or so much, and
such parts of the real estate described
in said petition as the Court shall Judge
necessary and beneficial, at public sale;
and it appearing to the Court, from such
petition, that it is necessary to sell the
whole, or some portion of such real es-
tate. for the purpose and reasons men-
tioned in said petition: therefore said
petition will be filed herein, and a time
appointed for hearing the same.
And it is hereby ordered, by the
Court that Saturday, the 19th day of
February. A. D., 1910. at the hour of
12 o'clock p. m. of said day. that being
a day of the regular January term,
1910, of this court, be, and the same is
appointed as the time when all persons
interested in said estate are directed
and required to appear before this Court
to show cause why an order should not
be granted to said petitioner to sell so
much of the real estate of said decedent
as is necessary.
And it is further ordered that a copy
of this order be published four consec-
utive weeks prior to said hearing in the
Oklahoma State Register, a weekly
newspaper published in said county, and
be personally served. on all persons in-
terested in said estate, any general
guardian of a minor so interested, and
any legatee or devisee, or heir of the de-
cedent, provided they are residents of
said t^ogan county, at least ten days be-
fore the time appointed for hearing said
petition, unless they shall waive such
notice in writing, and signify their as-
sent that an order of sale be made as
prayed for in said petition.
Dated the 19th day of January, 1910.
J. C. STRANG.
(Seal) County Judge.
LAWRENCE A HUNT
Attorneys for Admx.
TURKEY SELLS FOB $iun
Never in the history of this country
have turkeys been in such demand
and at such fancy prices as they have
been bringing on the local market
during the past two weeks. All re-
cords were distanced Saturday1 when
$11.20 was paid for one turkey. This
is as much as the very best hog would
bring a few years ago. A local deal-
er purchased a gobbler that tipped
the scales at over sixty pounds. At
17 1-2 cents he yielded the owner
$11.20. Several were bought the
same day by the same dealer iliat
weighed over forty pounds being
worth more than $G.40 each.—Colum-
bia Herald. (Tenn.) ,
Salesmen wanted to carry our line
of postcards as a side line after Jan-
uary 1st. Most representative line in
the country, Prices such that largest
hir ers may be approached. Address,
with references, UNITED ART PlTB-
LISHINT. COMPANY. 10 nml 12 E
Hon of this notice tin sheen limited by
Stat-' of Oklahoma. Logan fountx
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LOGAN
PUBLIC VTION NOTICE
Ettie May Cary, Plaintiff.
Harry R. Oeckcr, Defendant
Sail defendant. Harry R. Decker will
take notice that he has l een sued in
the above entitled nut by Ktti- May
Cary. trte plaintiff almve named, the le-
gal owner in fee simple and in aetunl
peaceable possession of "Lot Twenty-
four 124) in Block Twenty-nine, (29).
Guthrie. Oklahoma Territory," accord-
ing to the recorded plat thereof (some-
times known and designated as that part
of the City of Guthrie known as Guth-
rie Proper. Logan County, now State of
Oklahoma), for the purpose of quieting
the title to said premises in said plain-
tiff and for the purpose of perpetually
barring any and aJI title or Interest in
said premises that said Harry It. Deck-i
er may have adv. !<• to said plaintiff and j
for such other and further relief as may I
be equitable and proper and for the costs
of said action, and ti at said defendant
must answer the petition filed herein '
by said plaintiff on or before the f>th I
day of March. 1910. or said petition will
be taken as true and a judgment ren- I
dcred for said plaintiff as prayed for in I
C. H. ORISWOLD,
(Seal) Clerk of the District Court!
TI BBKTTS * GRKEN,
Att'ys for Plaintiff.
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