The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 97, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 18, 1903 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL TUESDAY MOITNTVO. ArOTTST IS, 1908.
Tbe Oklahoma State Capital
By Ttee ItiN CaptUl Company-
PRANK H. OREBH, Editor.
DeMy by Carrier In City.
On* «Mk fO.lB
One month 60
One y*a.r «.00
Dally by Mill Strictly In Advance
On* month 9 40
Jhraa month* 1 00
v month* - N
On* y*ar 4 oo
No ■ufeacrtptlon will be a«nt by mall In
the city of (Juthrle.
On* year by mall II 00
Six months 10 25
One year B0
W© fear the milk supply will never
t>e clean and sweet until tbe farm hand
to taken In hand.
Although lact year's production of
petroleum was 70,000.000 barrels, the
0re«Nly trust a&ys It was a light output.
▲ Kansaa editor, replying to s de-
fender of the last session of the State
Legislature, says: "Yes, It was bood-
What shall we say, asks a New Eng-
land paper, of Senator Gorman talk-
ing about tariff raform as an issue?
You een safely say that Gorman has
The way of things in the Indian
Territory is neither complimentary to
the Dawes Commission or encouraging
to the advocates of immediate joint
A Chicago orator, speaking of our
treatment of the negro, says that
"Africa blushed with ehame." This
was one of those dark, Invisible blush-
Yonng Anson Phelps Stokes, Jr., a
year or two out of college, Is to be
president of TtlnJty. If you wish to
qualify for a college presidency 1n these
days you should be a millionaire.
It nsed tcTbe that Guthrie didn't fig-
ure much in railroad news, but here of
late Oklahoma's capital city 1b the
prominent figure 1n nearly all the rail-
news of interest In the great pouthwest.
Texas' Judgment In attempting to
fcire Director Fields of the experiment
■tatlon away from Oklahoma, was good
(but It wasn't any better than that of
Oklahoma In refusing to stand for the
The antiouncemint that the Grand
Army of the Republic has made Its
last parade will be due next week. It
has appeared In connection with every
encampment for the past ten or a do® en
Jerry Himptfon. the nocklees sage of
Medicine lx>dge, Kan., did not attend
the Populist convention at Denver the
other day. Jerry is a cattle baron, and
does not care what becomes of the
Omaha Bee: The railroads now
want to sdopt uniform freight classi-
fications all over the country. "Making
the classification uniform will, of
couree, be a good excuse for giving
the rates another boost.
It Is not presumed that Candidate
Hearst's prow agent, will send out a
very long story concerning the charges
that the New York man purchased his
endorsement by the Building Trades
Council with some of the gold his dad-
Indian Territory'* request for a dele-
irate to eongress should be heeded. An
Indian Territory man, familiar with
loeal conditions, eould do much toward
straightening up the deplorable tan-
gle which now retards a naturally
Laborers digging an artesian well at
Boneeteel, S. D., have unearthed a hu-
man skeleton B0 feet beneath the sur-
face. The skeleton was in an excel-
lent state of preservation, and it is be-
lieved by scientists to be that of a pre-
historic man. The Bad Lands of South
Dakota, In which Boneeteel is situated,
have been prolific in fossils.
Apparently the bottom has been
reached In the downward movement of
storks. Following this there has been
an advance along nearly the entire list.
The changed conditions will have little
effect on general business, except that
It will tend to remove any slight feel-
ing of uneasiness which may have
cropped out here and there and may
•ase up the money market.
—"Of course," says the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat, "this talk about the
thousands of Republicans who will go
Into the Democratic party In the West
besause the Popullets have got out of
It is absurd. In the first place, the con-
nection of the Populists with the Dem-
ocratic party in the West has become
more Instead of less, intimate. The
Populists say they will not fuse with
the Democrats In the West. There is
no need for them to fuse. They have
possession of the Democratic party in
most of the States west of the Mississ-
ippi. The persons for whom Allen and
the rest of the Denver conference a
tew days ago talked are only an omni-
bus load of cranks who want to get
their names, or keep their names bo-
tor® the country."
THE NEW SCHOOL
Joseph rulltser*e $2,000,000 endow-
ment for the establishment of a school
of journalism at Columbia University
is a tribute to the profession wU4<*b the
donor has adorned and aided in devel-
oping. wich will bo appreciated In the
fuHest measure by the ttmisands of
newspaper workers who daily contrib-
ute to the moet popular reading of the
masees. The naed for such s soIhjoI
snd the practicability of its establish-
ment are yet problematical, but the
fact is assured that if, when he names
the advleory board, Mr. Pulitxer be able
to secure men who can Impart to learn-
ers the principles that havs made the
New York World a great success, he
will have taken the long step toward
the suocess of the Institution of which
he 1s the father.
In an article in his paper, making
announcement of Ms gift, Mr. Pulitzer
"In every other pursuit, where
men are under an equal moral re-
sponsibility to the public, for the
proper discharge of their duties
they are prepared for these duties
by years of careful and conscien-
tious study, but the newspaper
men, who are in many directions
the Informers and teachers of the
people, tbe exponents and to a de-
gree the makers of that public
opinion which rules communities
and governs states and the nation,
have hitherto received no special
preparation for their delicato and
Despite the truth of the facts to
which Mr. Pulitssr has here called at-
tention, there Is a feeling smong news-
paper men—and that Is really a mora
fitting and pleasing appellation for the
feiluws who do the work around news-
paper offlcea, that the only school for
men who seek to follow their profes-
sion la the school of experient A
great many of them will alao unhesi-
tatingly say that newapaper men are
born and not made. They will agree,
perhaps, that men may be taught to
write but will be slow to admit that
they may be taught what to write
about, and when and how.
The newapaper profession Is, no
doubt, the most peculiar of all. It is
Its many-sideness that makes it fas-
cinating and enjoyable despite disap-
pointments. Newspapers—that is suc-
cessful newspapers—are made for all
the people and the great lesson to be
learned is the effect the publication of
this or that will havs, either for good
or evil, not alone upon the readers
but, maybe unfortunately, upon the
business office—that source of the sor-
did element that keeps the publication
Whether these things, the really
practical and Important things to bo
learned, can be taught outside the
newspaper office is the question.
Of course, many things of use to the
newspaper worker may be learned in
school. Certainly the foundation for a
successful Journalistic career can be as
well learned in Columbia's new depart-
ment as can be the early lessons of law
and medicine. But with the young law-
yer and tho young doctor, the young
journalist will find that the school but
aids him in starting and that the
things the successful man must know,
come from meeting the many problems
which experience develops. The theo-
ries the student at Columbia learns
ought to be of service to the man who
afterwards gets a diploma from the
school of experience but among news-
paper men, there wlli alwayt be a feel-
ing that the man best fitted for places
of responsibility, is the fellow who has
put In several years' hard work on
the paper Toe Pulltser has made gro&t,
rather than the graduate of the school
Joseph Pulltser has founded.
The announcement, one day last
week, that Director John Fields of the
Oklahoma Experiment Station, had re-
ceived an offer of the directorship of
tho Texas station at a larger salary
than that he has been receiving, was
heard with mixed pleasure and regret.
The later announcement that the board
of regents of the A. & M. College h«d
Taken the matter up with Mr. Fields
and made arrangements which pre\ ail-
ed upon him to remain with the Ok-
lahoma institution was received wr.h
Ibe greatest feeling of sa I'factlou
Agriculture has kept pace with other
pursuits in the improvements which
make the present age most wonderful
and the -value to a community, of men
who have devoted their lives and ener-
gies to the study of agriculture, is al-
most beyond computation. Especially
is this true of a man who has confined
his efforts to the solution of problems
wholly practical in their nature.
It has been recently charged that
Oklahoma Is a purely agricultural com-
monwealth, and so apparent is the rea-
son for this statement that it will go un-
challenged. Oklahoma is agricultural
and the day ia soon to come when her
greater development will make ner per
haps the wonder of tbe agriculture!
world. The territory is young, exper-
ience, thst excellent instructor, Is year
ly making more plain the sure ways of
success and each passing season re-
cords some increased agricultural ac-
complishment. In ail those things, Di-
rector John rteide has and will con-
tinue to play an Important part. He
understands Oklahoma, her noil, her
ofHinaie, her limitations and her possi-
bilities and «hs standing the Oklahoma
■tatlon has attained during Che past
few ysars of his dlrectonfclp is ths
strongest testimonial as to the future
value of his work.
In remaining In Oklahoma. Mr.
Fields is making some sacrifice, the
prospects are thst It will be but tempo-
rary, but even at that bis loyaJty to
the territory should make for him a
warm place In the estimation of her
people. He has been a ssrvicable man,
ft Is to be hoped that his usefulness
to himself and to Oklahoma agricul-
turists is Just commenced.
HE WANTS HIS
Pipes seem to be able to arouse in
their owners almost as deep affection
ss do dogs. From ths dainty fancies
centering about Romulus and Remus
in '"My Lady Nicotine" to the blatant
emotion of "Oh, who will smoke my
meerschaum pipe," story and song have
celebrated the pipe as one of man's
closest friends. Every man therefore
should offer sympathy and encourage-
ment to Mr. Haakon M. Oleon of Port-
land, Ore., in his hunt for the pipe
which left his hands in Milwaukee Just
thirty-six years ago. He was then a
newly arrived immigrant on the way j
to the new opportunities of the devel-
oping West, and parted with the pipe
only becauee of urgent needs. Now,
In his prosperous old age, he wants
again to get possession of the memento.
His own letter, which he sends to the
Sentinel, of Milwaukee, tells the story
in outline. Hers it is:
On July 1. 1W7, I landed In Milwau-
kee with a large family, on my way
from Chrlstianla, Norway, to North-
field, Minn. I had only enough money
to pay the freight on my effects, and
could speak no English. I needed food
for my five children. I owned a meer-
schaum pipe which win presented to
me by my home Government for twen-
ty-two years' faithful service as a
printer. Engraved around the bowl of
the pipe was an inscription In ths Nor-
wegian language setting forth the fact.
"I offered the pipe for sale to buy
bread. While waiting 1n the immigra-
tion rooms of the depot a man whom
I understood to be the h«ad of the rail-
road came to me and bought the pipe
for $24. I write to say I would gladly
give foO now for its return. I am
eighty-two yeara of a«e. a man of
means, a pioneer of pioneers in the
printing business, and I esteem the
The tile contains so many elements
of human Interest, that the present
holder of the pipe, whoever be may be,
will certainly be applauded if hs comes
forward with it at this time.
There ere four on the bough, I
Half fvld 'nail .J, that un migtii Know j
The blood wtu rip" InsMe the cor*i 1
The color of ih* lr*vts *u isore
Like stem* of yellow corn that grow
itirour. 1 all ibe gold June meadow'* |
7 he we rm smell of the fruit waa good
i Sunshine or in heavy <
There were four apple* op the tree
Aed stained through geld that all might
The aw went warm from core to rind;
The aTeen le*v«* made Mm summer
In * U Hoft place they kept tor me
WHhv golden apple* shut beh'nd.
The l< lives caught gold aero** the sun.
An«l Where th hlu«*t «lr h. gun,
As I te feel my lady's feet
L- . . a* don«;
Both upg (tew dry with drrama of tt.
In the mute Auguat afternoon
Th«y t rum Med to seme uadertun*
Of imuaic la th* ailver air;
(Jre*t pleaflurua wu* K to be there
Till u een turned dueMter. and th« nw>«
Colored the ooen sheave* like geld hair.
That Au«uat time It waa delight
To watrh fae i«d moon'* wane to white
'Twlxt grmr r-eemed atoms of apple
A aeaae of htavy barmoniea
Orew on the growth of patient night,
Mors sweet than ihapcn moMc la.
But. *ome three hour* before the moon.
Tho air, still eager not wholly dead;
Against the stem I leant my head;
The color soothed me Ilk* a tune,
Oreen i-avea all roand the gold and
I lay there till the wnrtn smell grew
More sharp, when fleck* of yellow dew
Botwena the round ripe leave." hat*
The rind with stand aod wet! I heard
A wind that blew and breathed and blew.
Too weak to alter Its one won!.
The wet leaves ne*t tbe gentle fruit
Felt smoother, and the brown tree root
V^lt tho mold warmer: I, to<> felt
(As water feeta th« slow gold melt
Right through It when the day buens
The peace of time wherein lev* dwelt.
There wero four epnles on the tree.
Geld stained on red (hut all might see
Che sweet blood filled them to the core:
The color of her hair is more
Like stems of fair faint gold, that he
Mown from the harvest's mlddl* floor.
—Algernon Char I as fewlnebiirno.
Coyle Is to have a big carnival early
Lawton has raised a bonne which will I
seeure that town thd general offices of the
Alabama, Colorado and Texan railroad.
The Legar Times says. "Tho meteor'
MISSISSIPPI'S BACKWARD STEP.
If the principle which seem* to have
scored a triumph in the nomination of
Major James K. Vardamsn as th.i demo-
cratic candidate for governor of Missis-
sippi becomes embodied as the settled
policy of that state. Is will condemn Its
colored inhabitants to parpetual Illiteracy
Mnjer Vardaman mads Ms canvaca for
nomination directly on the Issue of divid-
ing the school fund upon the basis of the
tmpaying clause# which coatribut* It In-
stead of the ratio of children of school
age. and he has won his light.
The significance of this rssult eannot be
fully shown without an examination of
the toureee nf taxation for schnnl pur-
pose* In Mississippi, but a partial reve-
lation Is furnished by the census figures
for WW, Which show the white population
to have h«*n 641,000. as against 907,000 of
the colored race The race proportion
shown by these figures Is practical^
three-flfths colored to two-fifths whlt<v As
the great mas* of the colored population
own very little property that i* subject to
taxation, it Is easy to understand that
virtually three-fifth* of the children in
Mississippi will be left without publlc-
schoo! facilities if the Vardaman policy
is carried out.
PURE FOOD CAMPAIGN.
The national government* campaign In
the Interests of pure food la one that will
meet with universal approval. The new
law prohibiting the Importation of Im-
pure food from foreign countries to to be
vigorously enforced by the department of
agriculture, the first step in that direction
being the decision to hold up for exam-
ination a score of caTgoes of food products
that are now on their way here from for-
None of these cargoes can be distributed
until samples have been examined by ex-
perts and favorably passed upon. The
ohief chemist of the department of agri-
culture has lust been sent abroad for the
purpose of visiting some of the largo cities
of Europe whence come the largi-st expor-
tation of foods, and while there wiii in-
struct our consular representatives aa to
the operation of tbe new law This l«
something that will add to the work of
the consuls, but It will be one of their
most useful duties. The people of Massa-
chusetts wll be particularly Interested In
the new departure, for ever since uCT
our state board of health, through Its de-
partment of food and drug inspection, has
waged an active warfare against Impure
foods and drug* that has attracted ganeral
attention throughout the country
The board employ* a staff of six experts.
thre, analysts and thre* Inspectors ai i
these annually examine an immen*« quan-
tity of samples, something like 10.000
samples of foods and drugs alone being
In 1901 the ratio of adulterations found
to exist In these products was 27.6 per
cent New forms of adulteration are con-
stantly appearing, especially In the easo
of preserves *nd jellies and flavoring ex-
tracts. It would seem as If eternal vigi-
lance was the prlee of even comparatively
pure food In tnese days.
Birmingham (Ala.) Age-Herald
Editor Vardaman. who had killed two
men and who wsara long, hnlr snd an
Impassioned tongue, went before the peo-
ple coddling lynchers and declaring that
nejrroes should not be taught to read
and write—that thelt^schools should he
conflned, st any rateTto the money paid
by them. If Mr Vardaman has been nom-
inated the reaetlonlats are In the sad-
dle In Mississippi, and a blow has been
struck at donvvratlc ascendency in 1901
The Atoka <"oal and Mining Co., Is mak-
ing preparations to sink another shaft at
Work will commence shortly on the erec-
tion of five new brick store buildings at
P. H. Price was bound over at Ard-
more Thursday on the ohrge of Incest in
the sura of $5,000.
Ths R. E. I.ee large No. 75. K. of P.
was instituted at Sterrett this week with
twenty charter members,
J. A Robertsorv who waa working sn
'•ant-kllllnjr machine' at Ardmore, was
seriously but not fatally hurt.
hard at work making a roll of the "loyal
Creeks" or their heirs for the purpose
of distributing the 9600,000 appropriated by
T*p about Chickasha there is n great
scarcity of cars for handling grain and
wheat that has been threshed Is lying
out without shelter, welting for cars for
Tn Ada's election for *chool and water-)
works bonds. 247 votes were polled In fa-
vor of waterworks bonds and forty-two
against the piopoeitlon. For the school
bonds 2.T7 votes were oast, ten against.
Okemah will *oon have one of the fin-
est hotels In the territory. It will be a
pressed brink structure three stories high
and will be known hs the UroadWay A
local stock company Is erecting ths build-
A prisoner confined In the calaboose at
Mill Creek kicked the door down last
Saturday night and took his liberty. The
city authorities have decided that they will
l#t the ex-prisoner alone If be will 1st
As the result of the granting of a
street car frari' hlse the Muskogee Trac-
tion company has been organised with a
capital of 1100.000 j. U Wlseroau Is presi-
dent. W. P. DeWar vice president. W. R
Baton sscretry. Ruel Haskell treasurer,
and W T. Hutohlngs, attorney. The work
of constructing tho *t*eet car line Is to
Mrs. I. h. Veetch,
403 h. Divfcioe SL
5 Occur in business as well as in the other af-
i fairs of life. In the way of their application the?
[UPS (in prices) cling persistently to the other|
j fellows, and the DOWNS belong by right to us.
We Have the Goods
You can never say that you were lured to disap-
! pointment by any printers' ink above our sig-
Just to Illustrate
J. W. SLADE, n. D., D. O.
Physlolan. Hurireon and Ostoopath.
[Alt Call* Night or Day Attended Promptly]
ltooms31-BSKI.se. toe W. Harrison At*
PHONE No. 206.
that was said to have fallen near
tha last Thursday didn't tall. At any
rate it has never be«n locaieed. it waa
very likely a flash of hot air."
The Cimarron Valley Clipper says it Is!
no use to tell the sis* of the peaches now
being marketed In Coyle^as the statement
wouldn't be believed. Tho way of the
Okiahoman who tells of his territory's
greatness is hard.
"A woman in Enid married a man on I <
trie recommendation of several of otrr beat
cltlsens,' says the Eagle, 'and ahe 1st
now seriously thinking of sueing them for : >
false representations, as her husband Is I <
not worth the powder to blow him to | '
kingdom come, and he doesn't work and
lots her hslf starve. The best thing about ,
this story Is that It is the absolute truth,
sad as It may sound.
Col. Isenberg on Oklahoma statutes:
"When Judge Jake Robbcrts gete through
rendering opinion* on the time that the
people must pay their taxea. buatn*** will
be resumed. However, Jake la not so
much to hlame, Blackatone. or the moat
learned lawyer ever known in the world
could not interpret many of the Okla-
homa statutes. Our marine laws aro real
good but they need fixing. The "HI Ball"
should bs out ouL'
Garber Sentinel: Mr. Cobb, who farms
Mrs. Chaney * farm on Black Bear ureok.
brought in a tooth of a mas'odon that
was exposed on a bluff by the recent
floods cutting away the earth. Other pants
of the immense skeleton are als<> exposed
but aa soon as the air strikes them tb*y
are diapoeed to crumble Bell Imlth, liv-
ing four mllea east of Gerber. has a col-
lection taken f: a bog on his plt^c
that are wonderful for Immense si e. Ills
bog Is rich In such collections and some
day It will be opened up to secure them.
We have made a study of thia matter and
find that the animal found on Mra. Chen-
ey's farm the tooth of which Is in our l>os-
sesslon la one that Noah could not get tntn
the ark and any person looking at this
Eertion of tho animal wljl rueaon that it
no reflection on Noah aa general mana-
?er of that universal menagerie Those
armers who are timid about the possi-
bilities of food production for milk cows
should call to see this one grinder that
must have belonged to an animal with the
(odder capacity of a hay preas.
INDIAN TERRITORY ITEMS.
Hiokory reports a good rain that was ,
Buy cheap gotten-up goods,
No grace, no fit
Yon can buy
A perfect fit,
First Impressions art
Shoes do it—
Tbe right kind—these shoes will
Let us show you,
Best for summer
Lots of them here,
$1.23 is the price.
Up to $4.00.
A character entirely
Designs are original.
They possess a style
Which cannot be imitated,
They please the
Made to wear,
To the wearer,
Sold on their
We've said enough.
Come and see
All the good kinds.
Lots more to tell,
only dependable kind*
Style are combined.
And the very finest
Ones, to choose from.
New Hats for
Fall, are ready.
Will be enough
To crowd this
Now "Rough Riders,"
New "Felts" and "Beavers,"
Summer hats that
Are now marked
Our Loss is
We have some
For street wear,
Direct from New York,
To see them.
The prices are
CHILDREN A SPECIALTY
lit VOIR CHOICE OF 4 CIGAR
And quit smoking "something Just as
xood" and go up against the real thing.
We know it will do you good to give
up saving wrappers and bands from
the "6c smokes like lOo" brands you
have been using lately. And save your
health and reputation, and get some
solid comfort as well, by smoking
F.R. Rice & Co."Aqent" Cigar
In order to accommodate some friends
of ours, who prefer a blue label smoko
to any other kind, we have Just receiv-
ed a lot of the well known "as the
F. R. RICFS UNION-MADE 305 CIGAR
And pipe tobacco, all kinds Just now
wc are making a special drive in Vir-
ginia Boquet, long cut 2 papers for 6c.
OLSrniTH ARMS CO.
Our carpets possess an
TwentjMlve per cent
On all Fans and
Ladies neckwear too
These aro Just what
Better come tomorrow
They won't last
Which stamps them as
You"l lose—buy here.
Real Art and Merit s
About our carpets
You'll not find in others.
$5.00 and $7.00
rOR MEN AND :•
THE DAYLIGHT STORE.
The Denver, Enid k Gulf R.R
"Alfalfa Route "
Through Rates to All Points
Via ENID, O. T„
In Connection With
The Frisco System
The Rock Island System.
For information write or address
A. J, CORKINS,
Agent D. E. &G., R. R.,or
J. J. CUNNINGHAM,
G, A. F. & P. D«pt. ENID, O.T.
I Wants You
Vacation outings among enow-
clad peaks and flashing trout
streams of Colorado.
Low rate excursions all summer.
Cheap prices at resort hoteU—
or camp out
Go there on the
the Santa Fe'e supurb new traJa,
Kansas City to Pueblo, Colorado
Springs and Denrer.
Luxuriously Kjuipped with
obserration Pullman*, library- '
smoking car and chair car9.
A quick night ride.
A. j, CORKINS.
Atchison, Ttpaka SanU Fe By. Oh
: Santa Fe
FOR TOILET AND BATN
Delicate enough for the softes
skin, and y«t efficacious in removinj
any stain. Keeps the skin in perfea
condition. In tbe bath gives all thl
desirable after-effects of a Turkisl
bath. It should be on every wash \
ALL GROCERS AND DRUOQ1STS
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