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Established SeptemL>r I, 1892
Stillwater, Oklahoma, Thursday, October 6, 1904.
Vol. 13, No. 6
Preparations Being Made to Ac-
comodate and Entertain the
1.000 Teachers Ex-
Guthrie, Oct. 1.—(Special) The
executive committee of the Ter-
ritorial Teachers’ association,
consisting of R. V. Temruing of
Chandler, president of the as
sociation and ex-officio member
A. R. Hickamof Oklahoma City
and Scott Glean of Shawnee,
were in session tnis morning at
the Royal hotel, preparing an
elaborate program for the annua
meeting of the association to be
held in this city December 26, 27
and 28.
One of the leading featuies o:’
the program will be an address
on “The problems of Greater
America,” by E, Benjamin An-
drews on Tuesday night, Decem-
ber 26. He is one of America’s
greatest writers on politica
economy and is known far anc
wide as a speaker of ability anc
The program arranged today
by the executive committee wil
be divided into departments, as
follows: Higher education,
county superintendents, city
superintendents, grade departs
ments, and high school. Each
department has a chairman. A
C, Scott, president of the A. and
M. college at Stillwater, is chairs
man of the higher education de-
partment; W. C. Jamieson, of
Stillwater, chairman of the city
superintendents; George San
ders of Norman, chairman o:
high school; Mrs. May B, Couch,
of Oklahoma City, chairman of
county superintendents. The
grade and rural schools had not
been given a chairman yet today.
A year ago there were about
800 teachers in attendance at the
association meeting, but this
year ail indications point to a
much larger enrollment. It is
believed that there will be fully
1,000 teacheis here. All of the
general sessions will be held in
the Brooks opera house and the
rural schools will hold their ses-
sions in the city hall.
On the first general session
day Mayor Barnes will deliver
an address of welcome and Supt.
Vaught of Oklahoma City, will
deliver the response. The an-
nual address of President Tem-
ming will also be a feature of the
first general session. Some of
the leadiug educators of Oklaho-
ma will have places on the pro-
Bolow we quote two paragraphs
from u “memorial” to the republican
numbers of Congress by the republi-
can Territorial Committee.
The memorial is signed by C. M.
Cade chairmam, and A. J. Seay, C.
M. Barnes, Chas. P. Lincoln and H.
E. Havens, who were appointed by
the republican committee to prepare
the memorial.
Statement of Facts by the Republi-
can Territorial Committee.
Headquarters Republican Terri-
torial Committee, Guthrie, July 8,
To Republican Members of Con-
gress :
At a meeting of the Republican
Territorial Committee of Oklahoma,
held in the city of Guthrie June 22,
1903, the undersigned were appoint-
ed a committee to prepare and pre-
sent to Republican members of Con-
gress, a statement of the calms of
the Territory to statehood, aDd
especially to present the views of
the committee, as to the political
consideration involved.
We desire to repeat that the Re-
publicans of Oklahoma are absolute-
ly united in favor of statehood (or
Oklahoma, and against the Demo-
cratic scheme of single statehood.
They adhere to the platform upon
which they elected their present
delegate, and protest against being
refused admission until the uncer-
tain time when the affairs of the
Indian Territory will warrant a con-
dition of statehood there.”
Does this look like there is any
sincerity in the claim of some local
republicans that they are for single
statehood? They dub it a "Demo-
cratic scheme. ’ ’
Tne memorial covers 16 pages and
is full of such paragraphs as the
above, verily chickens come home
to roos*. Those who desire singie
stat hoed will be wise and vote for
the only congressional candidate
who even desires single statehood,
Hon. Frank Matthews.
One Time President of A. & M.
College Died of Apoplexy.
St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1.—Ma-
jor Henry E. Alvord, chief of
the dairy division of the United
States department of ariculture,
dropped dead today from an at*
tack of apoplexy. He was here
attending the International Pure
Food congress.
Manfully Said,
When it comes to making an
attack on Frank Mathews on
religious grounds, anything that’ THE "INDEPENDENT" GETS
may be said is absurd. Mr.
Mathews is not running for a
deacon of a church, and a bishop-
rick of any church demonina*
tions is not elective by the peo-
ple. On the point of personal
character no man is more honor-
able than the Hon. Frank Math-
ews, and the man who insinuates
anything against him on that
score is no friend of the republic
can party, or his judgment is
bad^ There is but one legtimate
difference of opinion to fight Mr
Mathews on and that is on his
views of public and political
matters.—State Register.
Good Meeting at Glencoe.
Hon. W. L. Eagleton address*
ed a good meeting at Glencoe
last Saturday night, the hall be-
ing crowded to its utmost capa-
ctiy. McGuire was thei'e Wed*
nesday night, and had a com-
plete frost, only a few of the
seats being occupied. Judge
Eagleton gave the voters a great
deal to think about on the state*
hood question, and peeled the
lide of the republican post-
master-editor of Glencoe. The
meeting was a great success.
Major Alvord was well known
in Oklahoma educational circles,
having been sent here through
Washington influence to become
president of the Agricultural
college. During the adminis-
traton of Governor Renfrow Ma-
jor Alvord became involved in a
discussion with the governor, as
a result of which the former
resigned the presidency of the
college being succeeded by Ed
raond D. Murdaugh.
Senator Baily Challenges Mc-
Guires Statement of His attitude
After Insp* cting the Totem
of Alaska They Start on a
Tour of Fair japan—The
Missouri Habit of Ask
ing Questions.
Mal^gum, Okla., Sept. 27.—
Judge J. L. Carpenter, chair-
man of the Democratic county
central committee, is in Receipt
of a signed statement from
Senator Joe Bailey of Texas de-
nying in toto the charge imput*
ed to him by delegate Bird Me*
Guire in his recent speech at
Oklahoma City with reference to
threatening to heat the Hamil-
ton bill in the senate during the
last session of congress. It is
as follows:
There is a man living down
the rail road a few miles from
town who is an inveterate fight-
er of the rail-wayllompany, and
is sorely dreaded by them. It
seems that in every court ses-
ion he has a case against them
and his luck in these trials is be
coming almost proverbial. A
certain prominent attorney of
this town invariably represents
rim. A few days ago the at-
torney received a comunication
from the railway officials saying
that they had just remitted the
amount of damage recently re-
covered by the clint, and asking
lim to intercede for them iu
lis persuading his client to
make fire guards along the road
and to keep the cattle from the
ine, they .actually sent a man
over to remonstrate with the at-
torney on this proposition.
Doubtless the Company is an
old one and possesses wise of-
ficials, but when they ask a
awyer to lessen his clientage
they should'know by this time
that they up against the real
For Sale.
The Millhouse property on
corner of 8th and Lowry, also
urniture, pictures and books.
Mrs. P. F. Millhoute.
Ladies with escorts free at the
Rink each Friday evening.
The Cushing Independent is
getting decidedly gay.these days.
Because we made a few simple
suggestions in regard to the as
sociates and the class of fellows
which McCoy boast for his great
est strength, that. delecatable
sheet is frothing at the moult
and howling its vituperation and
abuse. It a sweet young thing,
of course, and decidedly pretty,
but if it stays in this country
awhile longer it will undoubted-
ly know more.
Can it be that paper is so in-
nocent as not to be informed as
to Mr. McCoy? Can it be that
it never heard why the republi-
cans of this county wanted Tom
Hoyt nominated for sheriff in-
stead of McCoy? And can it be
so ignorant that it does not un-
derstand why they are still sore
and refuse to work under his
If the Independent is so ignor*
ant as all that, it ought to inter-
view a few of its political
brethren and become informed
to some extent before it throws
its ankles out of joint while
cracking its heels together.
It might interview some people
in the vicinity of Ripley and
learn something of Mr. McCoy’s
history some years ago.
It might examine the Probate
court records ofthis county in a
certain proceeding some years
ago, and become informed as to
their contents and tenor.
It might consult the jail rec-
ords of this county some time
back and learn the names and
character of persons Mr. McCoy
was harboring.
It might learn a good many
things from republican sources,
and not depend on democratic
The Independent is such a
partisan for truth that it would,
we know, do like many otheT
republicans are doing, if it
would learn some of the facts.
There is such a thing as get*
ting too gay at times. This
paper is not a candidate for
office, bat when the Independ-
ent stoops out of its ignorance
to personal abuse of its man*
agers, we shall take great pleas-
Ddnton, Tex. Sept. 26, 1904.
Hon. J. L. Carpenter.
Mangum, Okla.,
Mv Dear Friend. I have just read
the paragraph from a speech of the
Honorable Bird McGuire, in which
he is; reported as liaving said in
reference to the statehood bill, “when
it went to the senate we were inform-
ed by Senator Baily the bill would not
pass during that session, and the c-los-
v.-asonly two weeks distant,”
Neither Mr. McGuire nor aa wbody
else was'‘informed by Senatff jBiiley
that the bill would not piss during
that session.” All who know me know
that I do not believe in filibuster-
ing against any kind of legislation,
and 1 would only retort to that method
of opposition against a measure which
deeply and injuriously affected my own
As you know it has been my belief
that the people of Oklahoma and the
Indian Territory have made a most
serious mistake in consenting to one
state wfih two state with four senators.
I shalv’ speak and act according to
this view. But I have already assured
my other friends in Oklahoma, as I
now assure you, that 1 have never
threatened nor intend to defeat single
statehopd by resorting to anyUBUal or
fllibusterining tactics (Signed)
J. W. Bailey.
The extract from McGuire’s
speech with reference to Bailey
is as follows:
When it went to the senate
we were informed by Senator
Bailey the bill would not pass
during that session and the close
was only two weeks distant.
You say, “Was there not a
Republican majority in the
senate?” That is true. A
majority can pass a bill through
the house over the minority ob-
jee ion, but this cannot be done
in the senate as long as any sen-
ator desires to debate the debate
the bill, and a bill can be ‘talked
to death.’ I want to say that,
unless we can get the United
States senate in line, we can not
pass the measure.
Further than this, Mr. Mc-
Guire stated in his speech, and
is making the statement else-
where over the territory, that a
large majority in the senate are
for single statehood; that the
only thing which could prevent
the passage of the bill through
the senate at the coming session
would be the opposition and
filibuster of Senator Bailey.
Inasmuch as Senator Bailey
has takeu the pains to call Mr.
McGuire down on this state-
ment it koukl seem that Mc-
Guire has little left to stand on
hisflimsy excuse for not having
secured the passage of a state-
hood bill ere this. Senator
Bailey has his own personal
view iu the statehood matter,
but he refuses to accept the
responsibility which Mr. Me
St. Louia, October 2.—We weie
glad to find something that was not
marked “please do not handle,’ and
that was the reason we gazed long
and lovingly at the Alaskan totem
poles. Some exhibitor could make
a great hit ut this Excosit,ion by
labeling everything he had to exhih-
it “please handle this.” The strain
is telling on John.. He likes to han-
dle things. The privilege of feeling
things is ui^r.neful to him m a lot
of fresh mud to a body of childre n.
But even the big locomotives and
heavy railroad iron over in the
Transportation building are lubsled
“please don’t handle.” In a part of
the building we saw u very comfort-
able looking bench with a nice back
to it, bur. it bore the words, “This
bench la not to sit down on ; it is for
the display of steel rails.’’ The big
model of the Pennsylvania Railway
station to be built in New York was
labeled “Don’t Handle.” John vows
he will pick up and carry off the
first thing that doesn't weak a don’t
I amlle tag, even (f U is one of the
Indian squaws Pike.
The totem seems, is the
Alusaan’e “fattfflf ’ tree.” It is a
record of the doings of bis ancestors.
If a great, great grandfather died,
got married orwaadiung a new notch
was cut Id the towm pole or a new
figure carved. These totem poles
whicb surround the native houses on
either aide of the Alaska building are
the first eg}r brought to this oountry
and were only obtained through the
Influence of Governor Brady. They
are highly prized, some of. them hav-
ing been carved by the aborigines
many years ago. Aftsr looking at
these ancestral monuments we took
a trip all through Alaska, up the
great V ukon river, the second largest
river iu the world, to Dawson and the
Klondike region. We tooa a journey
od dog sleds, climbed a great glacier
and went up the White. We did uli
this and more with a young man and
a biograph while seated in comforta-
ble chairs in u sort of theater in the
Alaska building. The biograph which
shows a series of beautifully illumi-
nated and life-like picture is ex*
lensively used in the Exposition. We
omo upon young men lecturers
everywhere win use the biograph to
illustrate and demonstrate processes
in great manufacturing industries
Preaching to the World’s Fair visitors
in pictures is in happy accord with
the spirit end purpose of the Ex-
position which is to show how things
sre done. No other kind of sn Ex-
position would go in the state of
Missouri anyway. The Missourian
ask questions. And after you have
answered him he will ask the same
question over again. When the guide
in one of the oars of the Ferrle
Wheels save, “Now H you look over
to your left you will sa*. Jerusalem
and the Philippine village In the dis-
tance,” every Missourian in the oar
will look to the right and very soon
will n*k “Where did you say Jeru-
salem was?'” On every hand we hear
the trite remark. I’m from Missouri;
you have i<> show me.’’
I have jus' solved a question that
has been Imtherlngme ever since a
Japanese woman lectured before our
Club on Japanese art. She told of
extreme simplicity of the Japanese
home and its furnishings, how averse
they were to lumbering up the home
with useless furniture and brio-a—
brao. I wondered why a people so
artistic and so skiilfnl at making
things should be satisfied with a
screen and a footstool with a blue
cup and saucer on it and a few tooth-
picks as the only furuiabiags of •
room. The reason is plain. I priced
a screen In the Japanese seotion of
the Varied Industries building and
it would take $750 to induoe them to
pert with It. A vaae woe marked $260.
After the frugal Jap has bought a
screen and’ja mm he has reached the
limit of hn pure?. Hie home la fqrn*
Ished. He needs no chairs or tablet
so long as he hue a screen and vast.
T. A. D.
There is no truer axiom
that all real reform and progress
in the world is effected by conn*
gromise. The liquor problem is
one of the most momentous that
the human race has today to
face. Bet weqn the rigid abstin-
ence and the believers in
doctrine of laissez-faire, Mr.
John Brisben Walker comes with
a remarkably well-thought-out
plan of compromise, the work*
ing of which seems practical and
pregnant with benefit. It is
stated man editorial in the Octo-
ber “Cosmopolitan.”
Society Stationery.
We furnish the finest of
stationery, wedding invitation,’
calling cards on any thing you
may choose. Engraved or print*
ed ieave your order with us. We
guarantee every job to be first
class, call and see are samples,
at this office.
Phone 6 for tbecab.
ure in enlightening the Inde-
pendent, upon the truth concern, "wThwt upon
mg some of the men [f ,ho m.,jority in tho
c lampions. I senate had desired, it would
Some fellows can take a hint. J the Hamilton bill
It remains to be seen whether
the Independent is one of the&.
Don’t wear out shoe leather
take the cab.
at the last session.
Senator Bailey’s humiliation
of McGuire is complete. Mc-
Guire ought to get off the stump.
Two million women attest to the “SATIS-
FYING QUALITIES” of the "Queen Qual-
ity’’ shoe. There’s no need to go into an an-
alysis of its construction—you are not a shoe-
maker! But von knhw that you like it. And
that is enough.
“Queen Quality’’ will re-
tain its shape longer than
any ready-made shoe at
any price. 11, is worth
ten dollars a pair if you
value an absolutely fault-
less fit. Your foot will
look smaller in it, be-
eause of its correct!shape
and many women weurjit'on this account alone.
Try it once.
Boots $3.00 Oxfords $2.50
Special styles soc extra.
Fast color eyelets used exclusively.
Sole Agency For Stillwater.
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