The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 24, 1902 Page: 1 of 10
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The Chandler News.
FIRST PAPER PUBLISHED IN LINCOLN COUNTY. H. B. GILSTRAP, EDITOR AND PUBLISHER.
CHANDLER, OKLAHOMA, APRIL 24, 1902.
Help the Ladies in Their Plans to Beautify Chandler this Season—It will Pay.
Republican Congressional Convention.
THERE is some talk among republicans in
favor of an early congressional convention
that is, a convention within the next three months.
I he last two congressional conventions have been
held later. In 1898 the date was August 24, and
Republican Anniversary Ciub Meeting.
/^jNE of the most enthusiastic meetings of
republicans ever held in the territory was
To Beautify Chandler.
' | "HE ladies of the Round Table club are pro-
gressing nicely in their work of stimulating
vine .'Tnd flower growing in tlfe city. Superinten-
dent Temming and the teachers in the schools will
co-operate with them and the children are taking
that which assembled Tuesday evening at Okla-
homa City to celebrate the thirteenth anniversary
— - °f the opening of Oklahoma to settlement. It uu-upeiaie wun mem ana tne cnnaren are taking
1900 August 8, giving, in each case, nearly three was a representative gathering, and included many hold of the work enthusiastically. This is One of
months for the territorial campaign. But', as we j of the ablest members of the party. The special the grandest undertakings ever inaugurated in
have said, some are urging an earlier date this guest of honor was Gen. John W. Noble, who was Chandler. It will do more to bringing the city
. year" Perhaps .one thing which has suggested secretary oithe interiorunder PresidentHarrison's into prominence than any other one"uiing. Be-
an earljr nomination this year has been the fact administration. He had charge of the arrange- sides It will make Chandler a lovely home town,
that the fusionists have chosen to start in on ajments for the original opening, and it was in a with'a beauty that all will enjoy. The hot, sultry
six months struggle, and some republicans be- great measure due to his wisdom and courage days of summer will*be made glad by the wild
lieve that if the fusites get three months the start that order was brought out of chaos in the early beauty of perfumed verdure. Unsightly places
of the republicans it will be to the disadvantage days of the territory before we had any organ- will be. hidden by a luxury pf green vjiies, and
the latter. Thig, we believe, is an error. The i?ed government and that fraud and wrong-doing the penetrating rays of the sun will be felt less
fusion nominee has been named and he can begin were so vigorously prosecuted. Gen. Noble 'when the cooling shade of the vines breaks the
ii.s ( ampaign at once, if he desires. Ir^ fact, he could scarcely find words to express his astonish- "intensity of the heat. Chandler will enjoy a lux-
ma} ha\e to begin it light away whether he i ment at the marvelous growth and development ury heretofore unknown. To farther stimulate
wants to or not. 7 he republican papers and the jot the territory since hfs last visit, and the "this work competition •must be rewarded. In
publican ^speakers will not be obliged to wait tribute that he paid to the character and energy other cities as high as a thousand dollars has been
til the republican candidate is nominated before j of our population was unstinted in its measure of raised to be given away in prizes and in buying
* beginning to pay their respects to the nominee praise. He compared the tide of .homeseekers roots and seeds. In Carthage, Mo., where vine
ai.d^the teachings of the party of confusion and which flowed across the borders on the day of growing was first inaugurated a few years ago,
ni gation. It is very likely that beiore August: the opening to the stream of water, which, turned ! business men find twenty-five and fifty dollars as
comes around the fusion candidate will have from the irrigating ditches upon the unproductive contributions to the fund are paying investments.
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reason to conclude that he is very much in the j plains, causes them to bloom and brin^ forlji
campaign. It# is true that the making of a j harvests unexcelled in any part of the country.
campaign in so large a district as Oklahoma He referred to the several successive openings,
involves a great deal of hard work on the part of and*compared the growth of Oklahoma Jo the
the nominee, but his powers of indurance are unfolding of a flower, petal by petal4 adding,
limited anyhow and he will be more than likely to , amid applause* "Oklahoma is a flower" she is a
find a three^ months' campaign as much as he is j daisy." He presented a strong argument fcfr
equal to. The rights of the people are entitled statehood for Oklahoma, showing that in com-
to some consideration,• too. A political campaign, parison with the other states at the date of their
with its meetings and its electioneering candidates j admission, Oklahoma was ahead* of all. The
and its newspapers full of campaign stuff, is not other addresses were full of eloquence, enthu-
one continuous • round of pleasure from the j siasm, and republicanism. One speaker, only,
standpoint of the voter, and he is inclined to, marred the harmony of the occasion by attempt-
i ejoi; e when the ordeal is over, even if it occupies j ing an uncalled for recital gf his personal griev-
but a* few weeks instead of several months, ances and a display of his own virtues. The*
1 he(rc is a disposition, apparant among the! audience fully appreciated that, an attempt to
enem-.es of Delegate Flynn to try to rush matters laundry one's soiled linen on such an occasion
so that the nomination will be made befor^ con-| was in extremely bad taste, and the effort to
gress adjourns and Flynn comes home. There l arouse factional feeling was a, failure. Ex-
is no sensp in this. Flynn is not seeking to*die- j Governor Seay spoke of the "Pioneer ir\ Politics
fate in regard to the nomination, and jf his friends and the Lessons of the Years." As n; always
wish to consult with him in regard to the course I the case, his remarks .were received with
•to^be pursued they certainly are entitled to that > approval. Ex-Governor Jenkins, though not on
privilege. He has proven himself an able the program, was called upon by the toastmaster,
counsellor on matters affecting territorial inter- and responded irt a neat little spe ch, abounding
ests, and ever} though he is not to be a candidate! in expressions of loyalty, and patriotism. Cov-
ins frii rids will not bt found one whit less loyal j ernor Ferguson macle one of his characteristic genue revolution wnicn win insensibly i
to him or less appreciative of his strength as a ; addresses which are always applauded heartily | every citizen of the town and resulfc in good. It
•leader. It seems as though by this titne it ought; in republican meetings, "How to Elect 'Em," by interests ev<*ry home and every home will be in
to be apparaflt to everybody that it is useless for w r' -c -> • " ™ .... ....
the politicians to try to weaken Flynn's hold upon
the people of the territory, and an early conven-
tion might have a very different result"from „lhe
one Flynn's enemies would l<Sok for. No matter
It is advertised in the local papers the amount
fach gives and the interest each is taking in the
work, and as a Result the families all over the citf
are talking of the merchants and patronizing them,
as they feel the subscribers are interested in the
homes. Besides the contributions many merchants
vie with their business competitors in giving in-
dividual prizes, and this is a star*winner for tin m.
It brings them the*trade direct, as it brings th*em
the trade direct, as it brings the children to their
stores and the little folks are the best talkers for
a .merchant, either for or against, that can be
found-r- ;fnd the home is influenced largely by the
children. Ten dollars will likeh be enough fo[
a merchant, to give for the Chandler work This
year—;-it will not'be a heavy investment, and he
can watch results. Every dollar thus spent will
bring ten in return. This is no buncombe." It is
said on actifal experience. The trade gotten from
this vine growing,source comes direct.and every
merchant ca^ see for himself whence it comes.
If the lSdies can raise even S100 to start the work
this year it will enable them to give a satisfactory
exhibition <jf what can be done m Chandler.
Never was any undertaking inaugurated in this
city that promises greater results. It will be a
gentle revolution which will insensibly affect
W. C. Tetrick, of Blackwell, "Republicanism terested in the business and professional/nen who
and Long Grass," by A. H. Geissler, of Carmen, contribute toward making it a success. Already
"The Newspaper in Campaigns," by Mr. Simonds, several men, who can in no wise* be benefitted
of Pond Creek, "The Party, East and West," financially have promised five dollar contributions
by Chas. P. Lincoln, of El Reno, "The Winning, and those who are in a business to secure the
who may be^the nominee, the ^convention will be ! and How to Insure It," by NelsDarling, of Okla- trade of the other citizens can well afford to give
composed of the friends of Mr. Flynn, and it will homa City, and "The President and His Personal- j ten dollars, if not more. Rest wel! assured the
not ignore hnn nor forget that the republican ity" by John Embry, of Chandler, were all returns will be easily noticeable. They are cer-
party is his debtor. Mr. Flynn will take a con- worthy of the interest and the applause they tain and remunerative. If ten dollars is too
spicuous part in the campaign and will do all he attracted. The old officers of the association much for the size of your business, give five-
can to increase the republican majority. . were all re-elected. give all you can afford.
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Gilstrap, H. B. The Chandler News. (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 32, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 24, 1902, newspaper, April 24, 1902; Chandler, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc117567/m1/1/: accessed January 18, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.