The Oklahoma Leader. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 12, No. 111, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 12, 1899 Page: 5 of 8
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THE LBADER,. GUTHRIE. OKLAHOMA
IftT III MADE MERRY.;-,
Fifth Biennial Ball ar.d
Banqw t Dazzling
BANQUFT HALL POtM
Lawmulitvs Duly Honored by
Social t HU'-lioiiM Which ' til
(•liiiifn Those ol" Previous
Years—Those who SUd«
'talks at III" ltmii|llet
hiiiI OnWUH Worn
by I lie Ladies it!
the Hill I
Three hund eil pi ople attended the
llfth biennial banquet given at the
opera house last ni((ht in honor o( the
legislative assembly, and 550 were
present at the bail at ('as le Hall
The banquet osi an elaborate affair
and credit indue MilliUen & Oaetz, ol
the Capitol hotel, tor the success ol
fie spread, while praise should be ac-
corded Florist Furrow for the floral
After a public reception at the legis-
lative building at 8 o'clock lafet night,
and a grand march shortly after at
Castle Hall led by Gov. Barnes and
daughter, Miss Elizabeth, the ban
quetters repaired to the opera house.
Amid sweet strains of Blkan the
gues's were ushered to their seats by
Mess s Fegan, Dale, .Jones, Willis,
Niblack and Levy. Gov Barnes and
territorial officials and members of the
supreme court were seated on the
stage, while the lawmakers occupied
seats at the tables in Ihe south of the
hall. The following menu was dis-
White Claret Port Champ ipr*
Blue Points Venison Turkey Goose
Chicken Shrimp French
have been the successful candidates
the last election.
Now s groat deal depends upon who
Is the candidate. I oan Illustrate this
point better than I csn argus It. and
while I would not Impair the solmenlty
of these proceedings with an undlgnlftod
Joke, I shall relate to you an occurrence
for the purpose of Illustrating to you
how much actually depends upon who
was the candidate.,
A couple of y*ars ago when our worthy
master of ceremonies was making his
campaign for a sent In the Inferior
brsneh of the legislature, he came
across a fellow out here In Pear Creek
township (I think It was Bear Creek
township) and Immediately began to elec
tloneer him. Why. snfil the voter, 1
would vote for the devil first. Very gvd
very well, repll ed the governor, •rot If
your fr'end ts not a candidate, may I
hope to be your second cho co?'*
Well, I don't know wh>«he? his Pa
tanlc Majestv wes a csndMate In nny
of the out!yt v d'strtct* la?t fall r
he was, whp'n r he received votes enough
to entitle him to a seat at this banquet
table; but I do say that that does not
make any difference, that this Is no time
for unjust Indiscrimination nor halr-spllt
ting distinctions as to the company w<
keep. We do not care who you are, or
Where you came from, Just so you are a
member of the Fifth Legislative Assem-
b'y. If yeu are, you are welcome,
thousand times, my fiends, tonight
am bidden to fling open til * gar** ^f jnr
eli/ to you, tnd to bid yji en* >r i nd
pcrse*elen thereof, and ts ulv? *t
such \ lew nnd color as m.>v r.-em I 'M
Sue Is all your*, from *1n\ £-
horn fail? cn the nortn \r wh«r« i^c
down-trodden State Fair Association
floats In the breeee on the south. From
McNeal's donations for capital buildings
grounds on the west, to where the trreat
Quthrle stand pipe rejoices In fhe morn-
ing sun on the east, She is all yours:
but yours for only sixty days. Then you
must go. Your welcome expires with
your pay. But ladles and gentlemen.
In the name of the people of this cltv
who have spread this banquet for your
pleasure and enjoyment. I extend to you
a hearty welcome. Vou come not merely
as Individuals, but as representatives of
the sovereign people. Your labors concern
not merely the present, but the future
welfare of our new territory. According
to the deeds done In the boy (mr the bod-
ies) you shall be Judged. Tt Is our desire
and our purpose to lead all of our powers
to add to your happiness during your
ntny nmong us, and to make a fact the
welcome which we have expressed. Let
drink to the health of our honored
If health will permit, for sixty days to
conduct ourselves In such a way that
you will not be sorry that we met with
I thank the people of Guthrie, In behalf
of th« Fifth legislature, for your kindness,
and for thts noble spread.
Iced Sherbet Tea
White Nut Marble
Chocolate Ice Cream
FRUITS AND NUTS.
California Grapes Bananas Prize Oranges
Apple Pecans English Walnuts Filberts
Gov. Barnes acted as master of cer-
emonies and saw that th* following
program wsr properly rarried out:
Address of Welcome..Hon. A. IT. Houston
(Response Hon. C. G. Jones
"The Nlcaraguan Canal and Its Effect
Upon the South and West
Hon. W. C. Stevens
"The Anglo-Saxon In the Twentieth
Century" Hon. Frank Hutto
"The Disappearance of Sectionalism,"
Judge J. L. McAtee
"Statehood for Oklahoma,"
Hon. Sidney Clark
"Recently Acquired Territory,"
Hon. Thos. J. Reed
"Heroes and Hero Worship,"
Hon. C. F. McElrath
"Duties of Statesmanship,"
J. B. Camj.beU
(Response by W. II. French.^ChawBerO
"The West." ...
HumIOH 'aJUapV" Effort.
Mr. Master of Ceremonies, I/adles and
I feel that but for the remarks which
t am about to muke, the occasion would
lose its zest, this wine would be without
its sparkle, and this food would lack its
savor. As It Is written In the Good Book.
"Better Is a dinner of herbs where love
is, than a stalled ox," I expect to prove
to you that notwithstanding the "stalled
ex," "Mum'sExtra Ury" (which by the
way is not calculated to make a fellow
either mum or dry) that love and good
cheer and good will aboundeth here, and
that It does not matter from what un-
heard-of way or place you may have
come, that you are thrice, thrice wel-
come to this festal board tonight. (Ap-
plause.) . ,
Now when I was first Informed that
upon your humble servant devolved the
duty of extending a welcome greeting to
this party, and Ihls hungry crowd (laugh-
ter) I hit upon what I considered a inosl
brilliant plan. I secured a piece of per-
forated card-board, of appropriate size
nnd dimensions, nnd carrying it home,
desired her who regulates the domestic
machinery of my household to work
Hhereon nnd therein. In letters red. White
nnd blue, the word "Welcome" and then
at the proper 'time T would display In
your presence the good old fashioned
motto, and you would understand the
rest; but she said no. She declared that
that Was always the way with me; that
I was always wanting to have so jnueh
understood, and to have so much taken
for granted. Srtie said I was aiwuys
wanting to use about one word when T
meant a hundred. She said she preferred
to use a hundred when she only meant
one. (Appluuse nnd laughter.) So she
would be sure to have enough. I think
she told the truth, too, about tihat. But.
anyway. In order to oucape from being
overwhelmed with a perfect Inundat'
of w<rrds, and ns a graceful acknowledg-
ment of my defent in the nrpument
presented her with a box of Christmas
candles, upon which T had written
"Sweets to the Sweet." She very prompt-
ly brought from its 'hiding place her gift
for me, a fine cake, upon which she had
written "Sticks to the Stlek." T deter
mined then and there never to be placed
in that catergory for n mere want of
words, and so T declare now unto you,
Gentlemen of the Fifth T/eglslative As
sembly. that you are not only welcome
here tonight, but that your coming brings
to us Joy and gladness. That It Is good
for you to be here, and that It Is good
for us to be here with you—as we va1u<*
our cut-glass and our silverware Of
course you all understand that notwith-
standing j'our welcome that there are
others, that there are others that would
./on#'** Pat Hrjtlfj.
Mr. Toastmaster. Ladles and Gentlemen
and the balance of the people of the
We, the representatives of the people,
from the tflvtrty-nlne different districts
In Oklahoma, abounding In area larger
than the city of Guthrie, are here not to
make laws that I know of, but to un-
make some laws that the populists made
some two years ago. It wouM be use-
less for me to endeavor, and I have not
words to express, the feelings of the
members of the Fifth legislature for the
kindness tihat you are showing us here
tonight. It does not take words from me.
from any one else, to convince the
members of the Fifth legislature, that
we are welcome to Guthrie. We older peo
pie, who have been hore longer than
some of you (and we are not sooners,
either) know that we are always welcome
to Guthrie, to the capital.
Of all the members of the legislature
ft seems to me fhe oddest thin* to sug-
gest or pick upon me to make a reply to
a welcome address on this occasion. But.
however, I am from the Cross
Roads, about thirty miles south of here,
and we have got a tree blazed down there
so that you come south you can find
where our place Is. (Laughter.)
I want to say to you that for the peo-
ple from our part of the territory, and
not only from that part of the territory,
but In my Judgment, the entire territory,
we are here to make laws by which the
people of this territory shall be govern-
ed. not only for two years or four years,
but possibly through all time to come.
It seems to me that we are here on a
peculiar occasion at this time. Realiz-
ing and kno <r ng. T think that ra h pnd
every member, and irnfe especially a
preat many of the pnests he*v t^nigl t.
knowing the t-ecesslty of some Ieg,cia
tlon that Is needed. I feel that It is the
duty of this legislature to do business
I feel that It Is the duty of each nnd
every one of us, and I assure you, so far
as I knew, that Is the mission of each
one of us here at this time. We com-
mence tomorrow st 2 o'clock, and T hope
that our welcome will extend longer than
sixty day?. because T hope that our ser-
vice he-e during that sixty days, wld
merit r ot evrty the welcome of the people
of Guthr'?, bit the entire people of t.'s
terrltorv for all time to c. me.
In behalf of the members of the Wis-
'ature T want to say that we fee! under
many oblige ti .n* to you* we fsal under
many obligate ns to the city, and I. fo
one. went to p-omlse you 11 you pes'
fo ks a e wll'inp, T, for on^ an wiPIne
not to IrIt notice any bill st th's
tf> to take th* capital awnv fr'.m C
•e ir«.,-i bers here who
ot ti an myself to do
add- s if ereii.es and aprr>t'«s \\c .ld
do me tonight. T assure vou I wov'l
deliver them instead of trying to respond
to this address. Possibly there are about
twelve other members of the council
that might respond to this address here:
I believe It has been quoted by my friends
who preceded me, that we are
ferlor house, but nt the same time we
outnumber them. We want to serve not
Ice upon the gentleman now that we have
twenty-six members, nnd that
have a say as to how the laws are ^olnp
to be rvissed,. and if the gentleman does
not think so. he will find out before
sixty days expire.
Ladles and gentlemen of Outhr'<
as been my pleasure to visit you nt dif-
ferent times nnd occasions. T suppose
there are some here Who remember that
T visited you about elpbt years ago
wont to say for myself that T nm n
here to apologize for anything that
have done, or to apologize for anything
that you have done. There has always
been the kindest of feelings on my part
for the city of Guthrie. I have no other
desire than to see that the city of Guth-
rie, In due time, may be one of the best
cities. If not the best city In this terri-
tory, that It may have a population of at
least fifty thousand. I know of no reason
why I should, bu I beg your pardon for
taking advantage of this occasion to say
one thing. It has been a common under-
standing among some that on every oc-
casion I get, I have always said some-
thing hard about the capital. I say to
you now that no living man or womaa
ever heard me say one word against the
city of Guthtrle. I have plways said
that It was one of the be*r. If not th
best, of cities, with some of tn< nobloft
people, some of the nobler eharacfers,
seme of the best busln°s « m n. and .-ome
of the finest look ng ladle* In ihe terri-
Allow me to say In conclusion. In behalf
of the Fifth legislature, that we are go-
Hill Holt,.u on Ihe West.
Mr. Toastmaster. Governor and members
of the Fifth Legislative Assembly, La
dies and Gentlemen:
It certainly affords me pleasure to meet
you here and I hope that you already
possess the capacity for enjoying this ele-
gant spread to the same wide and deep
extent as myself or that prominent and
well known citizen of the capital city,
Hon. Joe McNeal, and there are others.
This of course Is spoken with direct ref-
erence to the expansion theory, and of
the many rare Jewels of thought present-
ed to you In caskets of gold by others
tonight, may we retain the choicest gems
for the memories of future days.
Westward the Island of Empire takes
Its way. This fact la not disputed even
by political parties. The West, taken as
a subject for remark on occasion of this
kind is so broad that the shades of the
scientists and explorers who first discov-
ered the rotundity of earth could never,
by constant travel, reach a western limit.
In fact, the subject Is so broad that it
carries to the mind the most Important
era of history when our continent or the
knowledge of It first dawned upon the
darkened and undeveloped Intellect of
madevial Europe. At first, "The West,"
a coast line dim and Indistinct in tracings
upon their charts. It became the unexplor-
ed expanse of valley and mountain until
the western sun, kissed the Pacific wave-
lets of the western ocean, on the golden
shores of California. A hundred years
scarce gave us knowledge of the area of
plain and vale, and, always "The West,"
It charmed Into fancy the poetic mind of
the novelist and erected strata and col-
umns of fact which load down with Pub.
Doe's, Innumerable libraries and delayed
olonel Marsh Murdock'a fast mall from
l\ansas City. Years are added, and the
west becomes the east, and progressing
history recoils from the Orient where his-
tory has been entombing generations past
to the Occident, where the age of inven-
tion, schools, culture, and legislatures ars
weaving warp and wdof in the blanket
of destiny. We might also add -the age
Why tell you of all this? Because It Is
vlthln the limits of my subject.
Perhaps, however, the committee In this
instance wish to confine the flow of soul
to the limits of and hear more of "The
West," which forms a very large geo-
graphical area of the most favored com-
Or, perhaps It would have me call at-
tention to "The West," which Is the pride
of the nation and the honored In all lands,
the little band which more than all others
achieved glory In the hour which tested
the spirit of Americans, the Rough Riders
of Oklahoma. Well has ft been said of
The West" that "the Rough Riders were
first within the encircling zone of Span-
ish Are, and the vitals of the nation were
first sprinkled with Oklahoma blood."
All honor to "The West!"
"This Is simply my thought, and after
all, may be Induced by personal surround-
ings. At any rate, my talk Is Influenced
by the same, and 's not unlike thy late
xperlence of a cow punche- cf western
Oklahoma who was converted through
saving grace and the aid of a traveling
sky-pllot, from the wicked depths of an
ungodly nature to the hurricane deck of
a peaceful hope In the future. The day
warm nnd the few members of the
congregation had gathered on the creek
bank to celebrate his election and assure
him that he was doing the warm thing
being baptized. The puncher was
ady, but the memory of "personal sur-
oundlngs" was on his mind and he heard,
fancy, as the preacher waded Into
weep water with him, a little frog squeak
out in shrill treble, "Take Scott Jones
along; take Scott Jones along!" Then as
he came to the surface, a wise old bull-
frog bellowed, "Dip Scott Jones again;
dip Scott Jones again." And so In'the
mind of the speaker, "The West" has
reference to the sand dungs and alkali
flats, where the Buffalo grass forces a
drougthful growth and the Lobo wolves
chase the choicest of the herd; where the
wire fences entangle delightful ranch
homes far removed from settlers and
where wealth is created under natural
conditions to enrich the taxable property
of a fund whereby your children may be
schooled and your services as law makers
The West" In Oklahoma, Is capable of
development If wise legislation is enact-
If the natural adaptations of ths
range be observed, If we follow the grac-
ing of cattle on lands designed primarily
by Almighty God for the use of the buff-
alo, then "The West" of Oklahoma will
not be barren of results In the develop-
ment of the greatest Industry In the ter-
ritory. In this connection, permit me to
extend to you, one and all. a cordial In-
vitation to attend the coming Fifth an-
nual convention of the Oklahoma Live
Stock association at Woodward on Feb-
ruary 14 and 15, and you will get a fleet-
ing glimpse of "The West" In Oklahoma.
I thank you.
J M KoUtday, K .Crescent, Logan (<o.
Virgil A Wood. R Knid. Garfield Co
C F McElrath. R., Enid. Gartield Co.
F S Shercr K Laiftont, Grant Co.
J.M Hay. K . Medford. Grant Co
E. E. Hartnhorn. R. Cl*o Woods Co.
J C Williamson. R . Beaver. Beaver Co
Governor Barnes aud daughter Bessie
Secretary and Mrs W M Jenkins.
General and Mrs. Barper Cunningham
Messrs and MrsdamesJ W McNeal. Jno
II Hurford. Frank Hale. O R. Fegan. H. t.
Heanier. B. F. Arderv, Judge Berod. \N
Spencer. Luther West. J N. Brown. Ed
l>oughtv. Tom Neal, M. Weinberger. .1 H
Van Voorhees. o. R Montgomery. I . H.
Uoodc. \\ B Coyle, Chas. Filson. M. c Hart
O P Cooper. Kev. W. C. Miles. K \V Ram
say. J. Foui art, Veder B Paine, Heurv Asp.
F. C Bard A A Humphrey Mac Morris.
Ike I<evy. Edgar Jones. F IV Llllle Charlie
White. A \V Mi Keaiul. B S McGulre, J
Stumptf, James Houston. J M Waller, b
H Greer. Ed Kelly, Marshal F'assett, Capt
Frank O Miller, W B Cropland, N. A
Pond. Ju«liie Strang and daughter. Dr s \
f.oiiK w H. Merten.John Pugb.kd Vander-
i*Hd. J H Cottingham. W H Gray and
l>r Mi Elraih. Mrs I) T Flynn, Mi*s
Oldham. Miss Lillian Revuoldn. ClearllelU.
Iowa; Sain Overstreet, Miss Mary Overstreet
Stillwater. C W Olmstead, Miss Lizzie
Muskedai. Chas. Bllllnsslv, Mr* Geo Mil
ilngsltv. l)r. Clark. Miss i orothy Flynn
Miss Grace Frarv, Souix City, Iowa: Judg*
Green and daughter Miss Helen. George H
Willis. L G Niiilack. Miss Reua Mattlngly
and son. Major Paul
E S Norris, Miss
Winnie Woods, J. H llavlgliorst. Mi s Cora
Grlssell. F M Tarlton. Mis It A Duncan,
Mrs M Nelson. Miss Maud Goodrich. John
Goiobie. Fred Painter, Miss Babel Painter
J. V. Admire and wife. Win. Grimes. Geo.
H. Roberts, .1 M. MctJonnell. Mrs. .1 M
Splege and daughter, Miss Irene Menges,
II. P. McDowell, O. J McDowell. W. W. Noff
singer and wife.
Win. A. Knipe, Miss Bessie Knlpe, Miss
0 CLOUD CHIItr.
H. W. Bailey,T. J. Cook.
Dick T. Morgan. J. V. Koogle, M C Ford,
ex-Senator Hunt. Mrs. Walker, W M. Itoo-
blns. Judge B. T. Halnerand wife, Ray Pratt
E C Bussleton, V. C. Welch and wife, VV
Little, Lon Whorton.
• Kl. ItENO.
J Gunn, Frank Gillett. A H Jackson,
Mrs. F. H Wright. Mrs Captain Hegler, E
E Blake. Mr. and Mrs. Richey
W M Allison, M D Losey.W, B French.
C. G. Jones, Seymour Price, Pat Murphy,
B P. Trosi>ei, JainesGeary, JoeQnlen. Mrs
J L Roc k
Lincoln McKinley, J. B. Smith
J B Ferguson, Judge McAtee and wife,
A. J. Jamison,Chas McGraw, E. F. Clark.
D M Marquett Captain McGulre, Dr
Threadglil, Tom Jarboe, John Allen, J C.
B Renshaw, J M Bay and wife, Myrtle
Temple Houston. W. F. Bolton, Miss Shan-
Win McQuerry. Joseph South.
J. A Fleet. S A Drummond, C F. Miller,
V. C. Stevens.
J. B McCarthy. Tom Cog well.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Mr. Goodman. Jas.
Wilkin and wife.
N. Lawton, Arapahoe Hee.
Cliff Scott. Clifton.
Tom Hart. New York City.
W. A Deeds, Kansas City
F. <; Wilberand mother, Chicago.
C. N. Thompson. St. Louis.
Frank Cease, Lexington.
Mr and Mrs. A. I. Strough, Toledo. Ohio.
G . M. Sears. Nesbltt.
C 1>. Jansen and sister, White Eagle.
Hugh Taylor, K c Journal
J hi. Davis. K. C. Times
Mrs H. L Rhodes. Pearl. Miss Mary Bay,
R. M. Duncan. Cleveland.
J D. CoomLs, Avoka
Dr. Ballard, Weatherford.
The cofetumes worn by the ladies
Mrs. F. II. Wright, El Reno., O. T,
yellow corded silk, en traln^ green velvet,
ping satin, pearl passementane, low neck
have been received with the same open _
arms, had they been fortunate enough * Ing to endeavor, while we stay with you,
Ail Occasion of Great Enjoyment Those
Present and the Ladies' ('ostium
Th • legislative ball was an immense
success, and was particularly note-
worthy on account of its elegance
rfie gowns of the ladies were elabo-
rate. The Elks' mandolin club fur!
nished music and beginning with the
grand march at 9 o'clock, led bv Gov.
Barnes and daughter, joy was uncon~
fined until au early hour this morning.
The different c mmittees performed
th ir duties faithfully, which accounts
for the success of the affair.
Those Who Were Present.
Among t osc present at the ball and
banquet were :
Geo. 11. Brett. It . PoncaClty, Kay Co.
A J. Blddlson. R.. Pawnee, Pawnee Co.
Frank A. Hutto, R.. Stillwater, Payne Co
Hugh McCredie. R.. Stroud, Lincoln Co.
B. P. Magness, D., Moore. Cleveland Co
Sidney Clarke, D., Oklahoma City, Okla
Geo. W. Bellamy. I> , El Reno.Canadlan Co.
l-'ellx L. Winkler. It., Kingllslier, Kingfish-
Abraham H. Buston, R., Guthrie,Logan Co.
Harrison E. Haveus. R., Enid, Uarfleld Co
Win. Garrison P.. Pond Creek, Grant Co.
James P. dandy, R • Alva. Woods Co.
Chas. M. Thacker, I)., Mangum, Greer Co.
John H.*imlth, F. S. 1'.. Newkirk. Kay Co.
James Wilkius, R., Tonkawa Kay Co.*
Thos. H. Doyle, D., Perry. Noble Co
Houston A. Thomas, P., Cleveland, Paw
E. F. Clark. D., Stillwater. Payne Co.
W 1- Malley. R., Fouts,Llpcoln co.
John W. Scott, R., Clifton, Lincoln Co.
,1. I>. Combs, D., Avoca, Pottawatomie Co.
E. Duffy, P.. Lexington, Cleveland Co.
J. C Wails, P., Norman. Cleveland Co.
C.C.Jones, R.,Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co
C. W. <>luistead.R..KIrkapoo.Oklahoina Co
J. W. Iiadley, F. P., El Reno. Canadian Co.
Ti J. Re Id. It . El Reno, Canadian Co.
J, H. Van Kirk, R., Nesblt, Kingfisher Co
diamonds and pearle.
Mrs. B. S. McGulre, Guthrie, black
satin, white shur yoke, white rushes,
black jet pearls, American beauties, tied
with white ribbon, diamonds.
Mrs. Ramsay, handsome gown of Mar-
quete velvet, point lace trimmings.
Lizzie Moskedal, Guthrie,, plaid silk
trimmed with Turquoise blue, cerice vel-
Miss Rena Mattlngly, Guthrie, O. T.
light pink silk trimmed in black ribbon
velvet and pink and black chiffon, pink
Mrs. Charles Pond, Guthrie, black vel-
et, cut Jet, white silk trimmings.
Mrs. Long, Guthrie, lemon silk with
Mrs. Jas., J. Houston, Guthrie., black
and cream satin, natural flowers.
Mrs. M. C. Hart, Seward, black silk
with point lace, garnets with American
Mrs. J. M. Waller, Guthrie, O. T., a
gas light green striped satin De Alvere,
trimmed with real lace, looped with
dainty wother of pearl buckles, diamonds
Mrs. J. B. Brown, Guthrie. O. T. black
satin trimmings., Jet and green chiffon,
Mrs. E. M. Billings, Guthrie, tailor
suit, gloves to match, diamonds and nar-
Mrs. Geo. Billingsly, black silk and
diamonds, natural flowers.
Miss Irene Msnzies, Kingfisher, old
rose and white silk, corsage trimmed
with frill of point De Venice lace and
Mrs. I. Levy, white satin, Irrldescent
trimlng diamond tlora.
Lilian'Reynolds, Clearfield, Iowa., black
brocade, satin trimmings, pearl
Mrs. T. H. Tingle, Guthrie., black silk,
•hlffon trimming, natural flowers.
Grace Frary, Sioux Cfty, Iowa., cream
■satin, pearl trimming, mousselne de
Mrs. D. S. Sherer, Lamont, O. T. white
silk, point lace trimming, flowers.
Mrs. A. A. Humphrey, Guthrie, silk
mull over surrah silk, bodice trimmed
with guiplre lace.
Mrs. J. M. Spiece, Kingfisher, blue silk
dress, white bodice trimmed with real
Miss Abner Upham, Jacksonville., Ills,
white organdie, over pink silk, roses.
Mrs. Beadles Guthrie., black organdie
over black silk, carnations.
Miss Dorothy Flynn, Guthrie, cerise
silk trimmed in mink and chiffon, pearls
Mrs. Edgar W. Jones, Guthrie, white
brocaded silk crepe, pearls and diamonds
Mrs. F. M. Llllle, Guthrie black satin
Miss Helen Brownlee, Kingfisher,
white mull over nlle green, taffetta cor-
sage elaborately trimmed In pearls.
Mrs. A. J. Blddlson, Pawnee^ O. T., nlle
green and pink satin with mou«selin de
sole and ribbon trimming, diamonds and
Miss Marsh, Kingfisher, pink silk with
lace over dress corsage with lace, Gumpe
Miss Catherine 8plece. Kingfisher, O. T.
white organdie over blue silk garnet
M. T. Morris, Guthrie, black silk and
Mrs. H. E. Aspe, black brocaded silk,
turquoise blue, velvet trimmings.
Miss Juva Crowley Guthrie, black silk
trimmings of black lace and salmoh
Mrs. V. D. Tinklepaugh. El Reno.,
brown broadcloth, aberesqued with black
Miss Winnie Wood, Crescent City,
black brocaded satin with black lace,
green chiffon, flowers, white roses and
Mrs. F. M. Hopkins, Guthrie, green
broadcloth, trimmings green silk and
Mrs. W. 11. Merten, Guthrie., black silk
cut Jet lace trimmings.
Mrs. F. 8. Barde, Guthrie, street dress,
national blue cloth, arabesqued with
white broadcloth of lighter shade.
Mrs. H. F. Ardery Guthrie, cream bro-
caded satin gown, pearls and American
Samantha Allen, Yory Corners, mauve
decoltte with lace rusched In style Louis
Mrs. Veeder B, Paine, dress by Mrs.
Mrs. W. L. Rhodes, Guthrie, navy blue
silk with Jet and diamonds, carnations.
Pearl Rhodes, Guthrie, changeable silk
trimmed In rich lace, garnets and flowers.
W. S. Finney, Guthrie, black |ilk, jet
trimmings, natural flowers.
Mrs. M. A. Goodrich, Guthrie^ black
sUk, guipure lace trimming, American
Mrs. F. H. Greer, Guthrie, ping satin,
brocade, pearl trimmings, pin kroses.
B. T. Dungan, Guthrie, black
satin with chantllly lace, diamonds, nar-
cissus and violets.
Mrs. Harry Gray, Guthrie black silk,
Mrs. M. Weinberger, Guthrie, bayadere
stripe silk waist, black satin skirt car-
Mrs. J. M. Spelee, Kingfisher, white
orgamjie, decolette and garnets.
Jennie Collar, Guthrie pale blue silk.
Mrs. Ed. Vanderpool, Guthrie, black
satin, real lace trimmings, flowers.
i. Van Voorhees, Guthrie black sat-
in, roses, diamonds.
Mamie Overstreet, Stillwater, black
black lace, over faille silk, carnations
Edna Gray, Guthrie elegant silk with
Miss Jamison, Guthrie, black chiffon
over silk, Jet trimmings, flowert.
Loa Hoffman, Chandler, pink satin,
lace, flowers, diamonds.
Mrs. R. K. Townsend, El Reno, O. T.
skin brocaded silk, brown velvet bodice,
trimings yellow silk and blue velvet,
Mrs. F. E. Rickey, El Reno., O. T. blue
satin, libetry silk overdress, diamonds.
Mrs. C. H. Stowe, Guthrie, black silk,
white satin, lace, flowers.
Mrs. A. L. Stough, Toledo, O., fawn
colored silk with pink trimmings, cut
steel buttons, diamond pennant.
Mrs. J. L. Bock, Oklahoma City, black
silk, bodice of red satin under black lace,
Mrs. Luther West, Guthrie, black sat-
in, lace trimmings, caratlons.
Miss Clyde Shannon, Sherman, Texas,
yellow Batln and organdie, with Jewel
trimmings, American Beauty, roses and
Mrs. John M. Pugh, Woodward, O. T.
pale blue moussellne de sole over taffcat
silk with American Beauty roses and dia-
monds and pearls.
Mrs. Gandy, Alva, solid black brocaded
satin with Jet trimmings.
Jessie J. Jenson, White Eagle, pink
mull over white teffeta sllf corsage trim-
med with Irrldescent trimming.
Mrs. E. P. Kelly, Guthrie, black silk,
flowers and diamonds.
Mrs. A. H. Houston, Guthrie, black
satin, flowers and diamonds.
Mrs. Geo. W. Bellamy, El Reno, O. T.
cerise silk, chiffon, carnations, diamonds.
Mrs. Carroll, Ponca City, black satin,
merlcan Beauties, diamonds.
Mrs. Harper S. Cunningham, Guthrlne,
black sljk with jet trimmings diamonds.
Mrs. W. B. Herod, Guthrie,'black silk.
Jets, white satin trimmings and flowers.
Mrs. O. P. Fegan, black silk, diamonds.
Mrs. Robt. Ewltig, Kingfisher, O. T.
black satin flowers.
Mrs. E. D. Humphrey, El Reno., black
satin with white and black plaid cor-
sage, oflwers and diamonds.
Mrs. F. A. Neal, Guthrie, cream silk
corsage trimmed with n^usst-pine de
Mrs. Edward T. Clark, Stillwater, O T.
black satin, natural flowers pink chif-
Mrs. James A. Carroll, Ponca, Indian
Agency, green broadcloth, appllqued in
tan with cord and chenille dots and vio-
Mrs. Knlpe, Perkins, black satin, cut
princess en tralne, corsage elaborately
trimmed with flowers and diamonds.
Mrs, M. A. Wails, Norman, O. T. black
brocaded silk trimmed with velvet lace,
stell ornaments and diamonds.
Mrs. John Nelson, Guthrie, lavender
silk ornamented with pipings of black
Mrs. L d! Fossett, Caldwell, Kansas,
greep broadcloth with sable trimmings
Beyer's aberesqued with cord and chen
Mrs. Combs, Perkins, O. T. black satin
Mrs. J. R. Cottolngham. black silk
turquoise and white trimming, roses.
Ethel Orner, Guthrie, light green nun's
eiling, and pearls.
Miss Lillian Laux, Guthrie, corn col
ored organdie over silk, turquoise and
Effle Lovell, Guthrie, black satin and
. Frank Laux, Guthrie black or-
gandie over black Bilk corsage decolette
with red velvet trimmings, pearl, neck
Mrs. D. D. Fossett, Guthrie, black safc-
Lizie Thompson, Guthrie, black chif
fon, peau de sole, necklace of pearl and
Mrs. J. H. Slumpff, Guthrie, light blue
chiffon over black silk, diamonds and
arnatlons, fancy waist.
Mary Massey, % Guthrie, wine colored
velvet trimmed In white veloure velvet
with eton jacket elaborately decorated
Mrs. C. W. White, Guthrie, cream or
gandie over yellow silk diamond orna
ments, white carnation.
Mrs. Frank A. Hutto, Stillwater, O. T,
elegant black satin with light front
Mrs. F. B. Lucas, Guthrie, black satin
trimmed in velvet, turquoise ornaments.
Mebal Painter, Guthrie, pink mull, over
taffetta, same shade with lace drapings,
Mrs. J. H. Havighorst, Guthrie, black
grenadine over green silk, Halted front
and collar, diamonds and flowers.
Mrs. H. F. Ardery cream, brocaded
satin and pearls.
Both Houses of the Legislature are
MEMBERS AND OFFICERS
Judge Bu ford Administers the Oath of
Ollice in the House and Secretary
Jenkins in the Councils-Perma-
nent Organiz ition Effected.
Do)le Wants Compe-
The houses ot the Fifth legis'ative ssembly of Oklahoma
began grinding this afternoon ae 2 o'clock.
Both houses were tilled with visitors who manifested much
ioterest in the proceedings.
All members were present in both houses and very little
time was wasted on preliminaries.
The house was called to order at 2 o'clock by W II Merten.
McElrath of Garfl.ld placed in nomination for temporary
peaker of the house the name of 0. O. Jones, of Oklahoma
City. McE'rath escorted Mr. Jone3to the speaker's seat,where
Mr. Jones was introduced by Mr. Merten. Mr. Jones delivered
neat address Rev. C. W. Sherwood, of Union City, invoked
Mr. Harthorn placed in nomination Judge Stevens, of King-
fisher county, as temporary secretary. A roll call by the sec-
retary showed all members present Mr. Merten moved that a
committee of live be appointed by the chair to examine the roll
call and ti le the certificates of election. Merten, Doyle, Harts-
horn. Hadley and Olmstead were appointed on this committee.
At 2:20 a recess of twenty minutes was taken.
At the hour of 2:0" p. m the Council met.
Hon. A. .1 Biddison was chosen temporary chairman and O.
l'almer temporary clerk.
On motion of Hon. II E. Havens a eommittee of three on
redentials was appointed, consisting of Councilors Havens,
Hutto and Garrison.
Upon report of the committee on credentials Chaplain
Nicholas offered a fervent and appropriate prayer.
Poll of the councilors was then called by Chief Clerk
aimer, when Chief Justice John H. Hurford administered the
oath ot office.
Then followed the nomination for President, the Republi-
can caucus nominee, Hugh McCred;e, receiving 8 votes and the
i'usion Democratic nominee, Hon. Sidney Clarke, 5 votes,
Presiuent McCredie made a brief address, in which he
promised to rule impartially, and urged all tilt councilors to
combine their efforts for the best interests of the whole people.
On motion of Senator Biddison aU the caucus nominees were
declared elected. A committee of three was appointed to noti-
fy the house that the council was organized and ready for busi-
ness. A similar committee was appointed to notify the govern-
or. A committee consisting of Senators Brett, Winkler, Mag-
ness and the President, was appointed on joint rules to act
with a similarcommittee from the house.
At 8:il0 the council took a recess for 30 minutes.
Throughout the proceedings of the afternoon the best of
feeling and order prevailed.i
Mrs. N. B. Hughs, Guthrie, black satin
trimmed in Jet, flowers.
Mrs. V. C. Welsh, Perry, O. T., lace
legant black net over black silk, nat- j
Mrs. Farrlnger, Guthrie, black brocade
silk, cut en tralne, opal ornaments and
Miss Helen Greene, Guthrie, hunlter
green velvet trimmed in stone marten,
fur, ruby ornaments.
Mrs. Grlssel, street dress, diamonds,
Miss Klsler Guthrie, street costume,
dark green cloth.
Miss Zoe Kimball, Guthrie, elegant
street costume, novelty goods, combined
with red broadcloth.
Mrs. May Peoples, Guthrie, handsome
street suit of plum broadcloth, yellow
Mrs. W. II. Coyle, Guthrie, black silk
hlffon over orange silk diamond orna-
Miss Katherine Schnell, Guthrie, light
blue silk, lace trimmings, carnations.
Mrs. D. T. Flynn, Guthrie, gray silk,
black chiffon silk, American Beauties, ft
Mrs. Jenkins, Guthrie^ black silk, point
lace, carnations diamonds.
Mrs. J. VV. McNeal, Guthrie, black sat-
in trimmed In white satin, black lace,
Mrs. J. V, Admire, Kingfisher, 0.| T,
embroidered grenadine over black silk,
trimmed with white chiffon and white
Mrs. J. II. Burford, Guthrie, black sat-
in trimmed In pink silk, roses.
Augustine Foucart, Guthrie maroon
broadcloth, trimmed with veJJvet and
spangled trimmings, flowers.
Offlter of the Uvuue
Speaker, Tom Reid, El Reno.
Chief clerk, C. M. Keiger, Grant
Assistant, Harry Gilstrap, Chandler.
Sergeant at arms, C. H. DeFord, Ok-
Assistant sergeant at arms, W. W.
Messenger, J. A. Holliday, Logan
Chief enrolling clerk, Tom Soward,
First assistant, K S. Thralls, Woods
Chaplain, Rev. Rankins, Edmond.
Watchman, J. S. Norris, Payne
Pages, Geo M. Billings, Chas. Fur-
row. Ralph Welch, Guthrie Robert
McElRath, Dick Castle, Enid; Law-
re ce Laws, Guthrie.
I'oimllnt Caucus Ticket.
As a mere m tter of form the Pop-
ulist members of the house met la t
night and nominated the following
Speaker, Hon J, C Wai s, Norman,
S eaker pro t m, J. S. Combs, Avoca
Chi-f Clerk, G T. Delaney, El Reno.
First assistant clerk, H Hatt T, of
Second assistant clerk. J. W. Kling-
smith, Noble county.
Sergeant at arms. W. A. Duncan,
Enro'licg clerk, M. McCants, Cloud
Doorkeeper, J W. Miller.
Assistant doorkeeper, J. M Russell. | If left at the Lkadkk office.
(tfficera of the Council,
President, Hugh McCredie, Stroud.
Chief Clerk, 0. G. Palmer, Ponca
Sergeant-at-arms, D. T. Smith, King-
Assistant, Capt. Dickensheet, Enid.
Chief enrolling and engrossing
clerk, Johnnie Hinkle, Perkins.
Journal clerk, Shoup, Noble county.
Messenger, Wadkins, Woods county.
Assistant Enrolling Clerk—W. M.
Assistant Chief Clerk—H. F. Ardery,
Clerks — Harvey Horner, Garfield
county, Glin Doty, Kingfisher county;
A. A. Stowe, Payoe c unty; 0. F
Qalmby, Kay county, S. R. Means, No
ble county; U. H. liahn, Woods eoun
ty; W. M. Robbins, Noble county; G.
L Shaffer, Logan county
Pages-Carl Gi bert, Guthrie; Rich-
ard Caswell, Garfield county; Lawrence
Janitors—A. J. Foote, Payne county;
H II. Burton, Logan county-
Chaplain—A. B. Nicholas, Guthrie.
Lost—A five-link cameo bracelet be-
tween Jeweler White's, on Oklahoma
Avenue and the legislative assembly
hall. A liberal reward to the finder
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