The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 193, Ed. 1 Sunday, November 24, 1907 Page: 4 of 10
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL
By The State Capital Company.
FRANK H. GREER. EDITOR.
SUBS TIIPTION RATES:
Dally by Can ler--Strlctly In Advance.
One Week $0.1 O
One Month 0.45
One Year 5.00
Dally by Mall--Strlctly In Advance.
One Month $0.40
Three Months I.OO
Six Month 2,00
One Ye.11 .... 4.00
No subscriptions will be sent by mall In city of Guthrie
One year by mall $1.00
flxMor.ths . fO.25
orn keoi'lar scnday skiwo.v.-
KKAVI) Oh TI* I 'TI I A SI ■( 'CESSFUL O.VK
Hope in O01], if windy |>lac-cd, —
W ill sweeten life's happiness.
Ifow full of encouragement is this to parents, teach-
crs and reformers.
''hey se. ,11 to be .sowing sooil, not upon the rich soil
forever in a pit, to he lost
J'TrT 'rhtTs l,mik ,hei-' hearts faring their
watchfulness and instruction has failed.
Hen sow wheat and win. si* month., for a harvest,-
l . «>"• wl on Sunday „nd on Monday
I,'' ' h'Uhc" «"*■"«' tl - seed has not ripened "
in \Z 7 "rphi,tor iM J,"y- "<°yh" t
rm: OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER '?4.
Ioday vi(-e in the
Oh what is so rare as a dav in time?
lave rocked a
comes a model of truth and ra-
it is suggested that we make "Woodman, Spare That
Tree,'' the notional hvnin.
''What the country needs is more money'' argues Sen-
ator Stephen B. Elk in,-. Same here.
Examine yoyr change carefully when you buy a por-
terhouse steak. There is a non counterfeit ten-dollar
note in circulation.
A census bulletin says that more than one-half the
pins used in the Tinted Slates come from Connecticut.
But the point of it is, where do they go?
A Virginia girl found a diamond in the core of an
apple she was eating, whicjh, of course, almost put her
even on the price she paid for the apple.
James Whitcomb Riley says that the present financial
stringency has made coin no scarce in Indiana that the
babies are cutting their teeth on cashiers' checks.
Senator Carmaik says that Roosevelt "is the biggest
fake and the most popular man in the United States."
This is what might he called a doubtful compliment.
Carrie Nation's assertion that she is through with
Roosevelt probably doesn't worry liini half as much as
would the announcement of a proposed visit from her.
With his barn and smokehouse full and his heaJUiy,
happy family around liini, the Wall street disturbance
didn't worry the farmer any more than water on a
• . . . ''"d 's often tomorrow's virtue,
v ! J'"Ces thrm,*h frns> bwome sacHmrne
ester, nv a mother rocked a little angel in ,he cradle:
oday She moans. "Ala*, that I should h,
(tie fox, a little serpent, a little wolf'"
Tomorrow the child beci
The sage might have said :
"ft is good that women should hope and wait."
I niths errand has always been a successful errand.
truth has m 1' civic tr,,th> or "™1
l",s , U1 ll0('n lost out nf the world
Secrets of cruelty and fraud, secrets of oppression
ami sir1 per,.),; but nothing that makes life hapnicr or
btlu.r hath boon forgotten.
We do not havo lo keen (;01| ..mi f-,.iu r
keep us alive. ' ("lth allvc: tlln.v
Actable seeds can be killed, but not moral Is.
,, . " "" l>MI"s Ins silent command to the earth
flying into winter and wheel* it back tow ■„ .
i« "iven to no man to put a brake upon wmtVw
« he go up against the spring with'swords
But easier mis Minn .1,,, ,, ,
thi upward march of
GOOD-BYE, OLD TERRITORY
GOOD-BYE A LONG GOOD-BYE
(By Ihe pilgrim Bard.)
fo want 10 wrlto «" <* the songs
fuel, mi 111Kl<takin«. 8* VVliat "ST'wirui
And the whistles sound phrenetic, a. your
'Jif lines puss away;
Yetsh™o!' .'I?' !lk<! reJolcln* though loud
snouts the breezes rend,
Solemn rites are more befitting at the
passing of a friend.
Show me. if you will, or want 'lo, if you
are no pes! mist,
Where s a cor in great progression, that
our Ierritory missed;
We have builded towns and cities, and our
farmers smile with pride
I-or those who came here walkli|g, now In
arriages tine may ride.
Every bin in Oklahoma swells with cotton
wheat or corn,
Ud laden wagons ehucklng wake the
echoes of the morn;
VN ,l schools, as well as churches, and
great colleges galore.
And our school fund is plethoric, it will
be "an neverrtiore."
Ilark! the whistles of our factories awake
the echoes shrill.
And the Income from our industries en-
rich our treasure till.
The locomotive puffing, and the rumbling
of tl*e trains.
Speak volumes for prosperity am& Okla-
charge of complicity In the murder of
Governor William tJoebel.
Vwlt-e he was sentenced to life Im-
prisoni.'ion t ami once condemned to deatl
Jhree times the stale court of appeals
has set aside the verdict against him.
;'ud*eatf have Passed -out of the case
under the defenses s protests against nim.
Altogether the case is probably witnout
precedent o- parallel in the criminal court
records of America.
Its poiitlcal aspects the affair of Caleb
Powers opens with those troublous Kfrn-
tu-jxy days of 1889-1900 wJien Senator Goe-
oei wns making desperate use of his
dictatorial strength to have himself de-
The vote had been against him. So had
his own election board. His ainal appeal
was to the legislature. Kentucky was
aroused almost to the point of civil war.
Caleb Powers, secretary of state-elect,
brough; to Frankfort a regiment of arm-
ed men from his mountain district.
I? ortuimjtely the clash of arms wrA
home ers took ,lis mountain army
On January 30, l&oo, he set out for the
capital with a peaceful body of petition-
isier this than (rtavin
Cod is abroad upon a minion of i-eoovc-v
"'v l-'I'li and sow tliv ,o«l.
' r m'"'N shall perish, liuf noi the harvest.
, 'hihlhood was pleased with the sejrv of ,|l(
monk who was shipwrecked alone on a desert isle
He a ways «ame,l with linn „ few ro„(s „m, S1,;^
lo he beauty of this legend let tts add the ti
I one who has mode all this land his debtor.
In 3801 a youth, then 2(5 votirs of ;
v oh torn Poiinsvlvanin.
He was collecting apple with which to found
the then unbroken states of Ohio, Indiana.
When he came to an oF>eii
age, passed fiirough
Illinois, and Michirr.
iM *hp f®rPsl- be wonld phuit hi^s
pro ect them with a brush fence. V,,,„ afterward l !
But the "bureaucratic"
bad. alas, too bad,
A ghastly apparition, oh how terrible a«d
N-'f-'htmare of politicians who have fasted
through long dearth,
Now astonished at their greatness, claim
a tall-holt on 'the edith.
There's a fable that is patent, you will
hear again, 1 beg,
Our great bird, the Territory, laid us
many a golden egg.
Chances are o'er anxious people, when
they cut our moorings loose,
I-ik the greedy swain we read of, they
> ive killed the wondrous goose.
before he arrived, an indefinite threat
°t assassination iiad become an actuality.
Oowbel was shot down im capitol square.
He lived barely long enough to receive
the governorship from the legislature and
to insure the success of Beckham.
Governor Taylor, who had beaten Goe-
bel on the face of the returns, has been
a fugitive from Kentucky—a refugee in
Indiana—for seven years.
Powers has been im Jail.
L,lfe terms have been imposed uponjlm
Howard of Clay county, whom Powers de-
clares to be innocent, and upon Henry
Youtsey, whose wife says he was 'tortur sl
the penitentiary into the confession
upon which Powers* latest conviction
There still is politics In the Powers case.
But in seven years even partisan bitter-
ess may los. its edge. Governor-elect
•son. In a letter to the New York Worl 1
yi: the i>e«ople this fall "were tired of
using the Ooebel mlirder for the third
time as a campaign argument."
The special judge appointed for the new
trial of Powers has taken cognlzamce of
the political complications in the case
Governor Taylor is to be called as a
witness under a guarantee of safety.
There ere prospects at last of a fair trial
and an impartial administration of justice.
Enid Kagle: Oklahoma will elect three
repuolleun congressmen next fall, if jus-
01 tlfem1"1'* J°m i''er(fu'K,n e'lould be one
SlBLw-.„ReP^l0: No' Ab,&ai|. •"">*>
SI Reld Win not have to travel four hun-
111 ed mile, over the glaciers of Alaska
1 i ho"or wlu warm >''* Ut-
ile toes before a bright lire in Sitka.
seen .0 1, ^ , fe*leral Judgeship would
i"a'cate that mr(i 8. MrUulre htt3
'""uent-e m wi. Guthrie and lyo-
McOulre.' " " 00(1 "ke a stone waU ror
qualified as an
Since Jesse Dunn has
associate Justice of the
supreme court of Oklahoma he must have
rrom tlult Place where Haskell
palgn 8t be*'nnh>S of the
rsSSSHs— , ™ « kidneys
Hie charge of nepotism to "Pat" MeCa-
ren's Indictment of phlobotamy
asulnst the preside^
- ^ DRAKES
Tho (treat stomach and kidney restorative.
Just one dose of Palmetto takefl dally tor a
week or two has been known lo cure some of
the most obstinate diseases of the
settlers found hundred
Thrico he Honied his en
11 he Ohio (o I he
The attention of the illustrious censor of fake nature
fti rie> should be culled lo the report that a Pennsylvania
liiiin fought, a wild cut with his bare fists find Killed the
beast by strangling it. ' ,
To this brave mar., called I'
ord Johnny Appleseed. whole
nnd treasure of vineyards and
Oh, beautiful type of all th
ivastes, sow t)i
™ , , , 1 leaves n"<l fruits heal nations
tlho wise man forcsecth the evil and provideth hint- j If God reineinhers the
iH'lf, but the rain falls on the just and the unjust, so that |llflt foipet hi- truths in hi
W. .Jennings Bryan should not deceive himself with
the thought that Tonijohnsonofclevelani] is a mayor hv
trade. He no doubt lecls that lie could handle n better I
job in a satisfactory way. 1 life's
Rut the people spoke the flan, let the peo-
pie rule, 1 say.
And may Oklahoma's shadow e'er grow
larger day by day:
May prosperity continue, and remember
what 1 say.
Let us doff our hats to UNCLE SAM, the
good old 1*. S. A.
Then eood-bye Old Territory, gently do
we let you down,
!• ull of honors and good government, of
fortune and renown:
Our great star now glistens brightly in
the galaxy of states.
And our uood old I'ncle Samuel t.'O longer
pays the freights.
Winchester, OklS., Nov. lftrr.
the weather is ever
a real live topic
At last we have found a prophet who
predicts good weather. .Almost alt of
these seers indulge In croaking, but here
• losing through r3 a man that declares that tne muskrais
laml with God's- eternal truths
mlivro ornhirds in ti,..
inoe, laden M il If seeds, di
"iigressional Ke, .
owe their wealth
Enid Eagle: Saw t.m. ti.e saloon license
lias i>t<i. cut out. those who wanted pro-
hibition must be considerate and tnought-
tu. in shouldering tne cost.
The sheriff of Oklahoma county is tear-
iriy irtwn all saloon and brewer., ^.ns in
Oklahoma City. 'j'Ihj constitution tofoids
a<J s ertising of Intoxicants.
Speculators say the way to get farmers
to Jet go their wheat is to put the pi I t
down, but that tloes not seem to work in
El Reno American Frank Prouiy his
given out assurance that he was not dis-
luroed by the linanclal panic, thereby
adding conrtdence to the situation.
Just as soon as a company commenced
to build a street car line L-i El lieaio an
ordinance was Introduced in tin- city
council providing for Jim Crow cars.
Now will the politicians in Okl&hom i
cor.elude that Cleveland, Oh"o. to? E?
-ongs to the solid south because Tom
Jchnson was elected mayor? There would
be as much sense in that as to say that
Oklahoma belongs there.
Whcn you Ket" blocked"In'thi
political game remember you can't say the
l i.ime falls on it'he republicans. By your
works shall ye be judged.
Phoenix: Gentlemeti of the
party and push, it's your
Now watch the Hon. Bird S. McGulre
ioom up on i«h* congressional horizon as
one of ihe leaders of the national house
of representatives and make a reputation
as the strongest western member of that
important body of law makers.
county commissioners have rente.
| be federal jail at Chickasha for $300 a
| scar, and nf course unaer statehood the
i county will have to pay the jailer.
•of* in dn
Iho Wi*r man proba jly buys mow umbrellas tlm
anybody else in the long run.
1 horpfore, sow tliv s«m *1
Vc are saved l>\ bono.
sts he will 11
The Kentucky democrats are wearv and will not be
comforted. Tliev engaged Mr. Bryan for a whirlwind
'campaign, and now they are planning how to rebuild
their fences and cover their barns.
"While three wing lady school teachers of Birming-
ham were doing a skirl dance las, Sundav afternoon?"
says the Age-Herald, "one of (hem fell and broke In
knee-cap." Xotv. what d'ye think of Chat?
The American apple crop is said to be 1,000,000
barrels short. Oklahoma had to make up for some of
the shortage, as she usually does with all things eatable
bv man or beaut where there is a marked shortage.
Guthrie may not
I ital just now. hut
scare her into doim
Colonel, the way l<
impartial way is to i
Every state in the
erect a capit
he in danger of losi
•'t won t tin b
the right tliir
not hail time and
Instead of trying to make people Ted happy on Okla-I
nomas natal day as a state, (lover
• limit rem quarters
11 should pay for such quartJ
<ii" ii'ie set a reasonable price
itilding, as everybody must co
u , rner Haskell talked I1"'™* i',l0llt "l0 structure.
grouchy politics and assadtvl the president of the I 'nited '' *'"'r ,lnu,l|n. Tliev
States People will be earn ions about inviting Governoi W("lW ''««• not a roar
« ehrislening or a wedding -tilobe-l),. « - alte.np'in- a "hoi,,
mt- I T.HK CITY ri\.\|JiY si:T ri
inr. I , — ' ' 'O si \f OK it 1,000 PVI
ham 4U V a,r^-b'V l]'" fKruI" ^ the AN •' l'i:i: VEST I l'«,N T„
- .. . <ws. > es, (that S the way they used to do I THIS \MOl'\T WITH I \ 11'
U m Kansas, too. hut Oklahoma hasn't 1,,,,, proliibi i^KfTKK OI'FK I's R„; nTV ir'si vr' "" A
Uonist long enough to .v Jus U To saV XOTillNi; ()|!' Ttn.' uinrvT 8
are being strung along the street
ol hJl Reno lor a street car line, Th
nave not e\en begun to build their winter builders promise • build • .<1 il i> t.r
homes as yet and those they have built Urban lines when the citj sv-tcm is eor.i-
• i'« nlms\ structures tliat will not serve l'leted.
;<;i it the weather gets very cold. Morn ' o—
■ II tills, 'the squirrel isn't laying in as ; Wichita Eagle: And now the qorre-
' eavy a supyly 0f nuts as he would if he i spondents at Guthrie liave put Governor
eNpe.'te i a hard winter, and diK-ks and Haskell and William Murray at outs. This
cei-se lire migrating south much slower will probably cause the governor and the
'than usual. Added to this is the fact tha*. I president of the i on.-con to smile
the heavers are not yet cutting their win- J o—
ler wood supply. Toad stools have few) Tulsa World: There is a population of
ills: ihp can- ?Li-°*iYlnk#lef; Th® deer 8,1,1 hAve (,n :°me fifty thousand within a radius of
their ti in. fall coat. The Jack rabbit® twenty mile* of Tulsa. About twenty-ftvo
have not l>egun to drum on hollow logs, i theusand of this nu-niter art- people and
I he gocse boi -e Is fair and unspeckled. the balance Is live. .otk.
There is no down under the chickens' -o—
feathers, all of which a.re prognostics - i Headquarters of tl.e I'nited States mar-
CI, . i 11 o n 14 tor fair weather. In four weeks s ha I lor -the Eastern district ot oklahoma
n HOW - it will be Christmas and everybody knows 1 will be established
that after Christmas we may begin to were the instruction
j look for signs of spring. The maples have O. A. Porter this v\
own Capital hilK'adv put on their buds for next season |
lr.n l we shall soon begirt to look for the
, blm birds iw.d the robins. In fac t, when
-ii look at It In the proper light, spring
is almost here. Let us, therefore, laugh
..... and Ret reat|y ror Decoration
"Cash" Cade has a monologue stunt on
what he heard and saw In Washington
that would bring him about $1,000 a week
on a good vaudeville circuit in Oklahoma.
There Is some lese majeste in it, but that
might be forgiven.
Kansas CFty Times: The trouble whh
the men who are bucking Governor Prank
Frantz over the distribution of federal
patronage is that they never rode at night
on the bow of a KTsssissippi river steam-
'(Oat for three hours alone wfrth a man
whose pen at this time makes a sword
look like a crosscut saw.
Wichita Eagle: John Cotteral should
feel prouder of the goo<T things said about
him a.* a man than he should of the fact
that lie has been given one of t'he most
honorable and desirafble positions in the
new state of Oklahoma. Young men may
see in the success of Cotteral a fine illus-
tration of the fact that to win in polities
i is unnecessary to be a rounder, a truck-
Mr. Frantz. territorial governor of Ok-
lahoma. Issued a thanksgiving proclama-
tion before retiring from office. Governor
Haskell Issued a proclamation of the same
kind. The factions of these two states-
men can therefore observe the day under
the proclamation of their choice. That in
itself i- something to bo thankful for,
considering the political situation in okla
We know It will produce just «uch radical cures.
We have seen Itte.ted lu absolute chronic cases,
made «n fact, cases r-here every other known treat-
ment seemed lo have failed and In none of them
did Palmetto fail to produee speedy and lasting
cures; those same people are as healthy and
strong to-day as they ever were In their llto.
Lame back, headaches, shooting pains in the
shoulders, quivering of the flesh, Indigestion, no
appetite, pains after eating, etc., any one or all
of these symptoms Indicate stomach or kidney
troubles snd treatment should not bo delayed.
We Kuarantee that one bottle of Palmetto will
do more genuine good In such cases than all
other medicines you hare ever taken combined.
We guarantee every bottle; If It falls to cure,
take the empty bottle back to your druggist and
got your money back.
"right's Disease. Drake's Palmetto cured
me of Rrlght's Disease I have bought aud
given away four 7fic bottles to my neighbors.
Win. D. Sweet. Plessis, N. Y.
Indigestion, Const I put inn and Catarrh.
Your Palmetto has cured me of Indigestion,
constipation aud catarrh of the head. I shall
never be without the grand medicine. Mrs. L.
Boyd, Rector, Clay Co., Ark.
A At all druggists; two sires, bo cents and $1 00.
The Drake Co., Wheeling, W. Va,
FOR SALE AND GUARANTEED BY
C. R. RENFRO.
Times-Journal: The democrats are try-
inn to Induce republicans to defeait Oon-
The j Si'ePBman U. N. McGulre for renomination
next year. This is shrewd on their part
as that Is the only way they could pre-
vent him from gotou* to congress. The re-
publican-: of the First district will not
enter into a foolish fight which would
mean the election of a democrat.
imposition in a fair
ceived "oy Marshal
fit dull .
u < >n t1 up
■lit-' city hall
ill tho rem
t- state that
: ItfiVT A
run great risks
Hi, i mi il.\ persons arr losing their money
tlirmiKli lallure to place It in tho bank*
out of the leach of the common thief. Are
But we'll liajicllo it all Iho sa
. Rame, omi though we have 1 NESTED TV THE PROPEHTY
i^in it as a monopo \ , ffivino' > |>(. ruriw ■ \ r , >
in a conntv ' " R ' (° n"n,l,,,i ,""1 "'Vile v
| ( utlirie was «| all boyish jn am of h
Hie Internationa1 Typographical Union ha, liualK
adopted the pension Hvcteni. \nv nrinler .1 i
reatJietl Khe age of sivty year, and ha, been I
good ttandin* tor twenty years and who is imabh- , ,
"cure ^tamin, employment shall 1, paitl
i) the international organization Th<« Tm 1
IJnion is the first Amerie,,,, or?a„iMtion u, adopt ,1°,
Id age pens,0', system, alrhonph it has been a f,.at„r,
of British Unions for manv \ears This i nm r 1
resulte Of the union. ' ' of 1lle
•Hb of July next, but its place was I'm 1
I.v a joint board of the army and n.vyTufi Z
rnir.il iJowey was chairman. Its report In. 1
proved by the secretary of war and of the ,mn | ,1^
by the president. '1'ne for,v-fite stars no ^ S t
ore arranged m «,x rows, the first, third and il 1
>««<« -« ,o„t ™
lint, third, fourth and nnth ^ ^
And yet, to rend some of the
might form the opinion that the
lot ot grafters.
I'he facts justify a vert dilFerei
newspapers who want to be at all
pie ripht 011 the propositi, „
*iar*, and the second and fifth row
rows will have eight
seven soars each.
Senator Bailey of Texas
ha.- no lnori' right to nial
luniks to help them out in times
bus to make the southern 111r 1 iti1 r-
Hi declares I hat when the banks
tin-illation instead of being furni
funds, 1 hey should be compelled ti
of circulation to which the
i'rsis linn* been a great b
to evervhotlv else.
black land of tin
the niimeroue ri\
ef the timbeivd area, make
crops that now grew from
from the lakes to the gulf
cotton, corn and wheat, mt
faction on the same Jar 111.
s in Okli
1 and the
t > l>e reported of the holiday week
tm 1 he sufferers by hoarding or keep-
ing his hard earned money in bed clothes,
v.is i'ncle Tom Young, the aged veteran
w' !>:is for many years pe.rforme>d the
duties of janitor and mail carrier for The
late t apital. By lire lie not only lost
his little cottage, but $f>iX"i, every cent he
I v \-p.I nsumed. And, like most poor
'• I M|\.\ I m-ople, he carried no insurance on his
H'E VOI , a family named Terhorst. in the town
111'• Wisconsin, withdrew- in sav
from a local bank a few da^H afjfo,
ml hi I the money in a fruit Jar In «i
A of days later, some parties,
who must have become aware thut the
m°ne\ had been withdrawn from the
h k, entered the house, picking the
l"ck.v. and took tilie $240 beside som«
other money that had been "hidden
John I Need ham thought J5uu wtuld be
saf- i with himself than in the Belolt
Wis-onsln. Iwi'k. and drawing the money
I u! it in his pocket Jim lift Hupponed, but
has not seen the money since.
And we hear and read dispatches
every day of the kind.
Thieves and desperate characters are
iakin*.* advantage of t|,e Useless aeare
In some quarters over the rtnanclnl flurry
and making big huuls from p«-ople who
ire hiding their motley for safety, Jn cup-
i arde, fndt Jtirs. old stockings, and odd
1 la* eK about the house.
The keeping of money and valuables is
a, Incentive to burglars, and this accounts
tor the unusual amount of housebreaking
that is reported throughout the country
The banks are perfectly sound, of that
there Is not a particle of uoubt or room
The n.un or woman who draws ou* hie
or h r savings from a bank, with n- in
tetttlon Of Investment, only to pis, ,, i,.
hlclltrg. m t only lose the Interest the
money might be drawing, but endanger
safety of their money.and perhaii
and property as well.
A contract for furnishing Lawton with
a water supply from Mount Scott was
signed this week by the lawton city
ooujicll. The eontra< . \\ let to the Mc-
yuatter Plumb! and Al << nine company,
ot Dallas, Tex . . $170,000
Work on the
line in Westville
when the workmen attempted to sketch
♦he wire over the claim of an Indian
squaw. She drew a revolver on the llne-
tion of a telephone
was stopped this week
Wichita Eagle: It is claimed that when
Bill Grimes returned to Outhrie he dis-
covered strange moccasin tracks about
camp. That Indian Territory crowd will
have to 'lo some tramping if 'they make
more lasting tracks in the sands of time
ti.-in Tom Ferguson. Dennis Flynn, Bird
McGulre. R|l| Grimes and the rest of that
.old republican crowd.
The Hon. "Stump" Ashby, the 1iero of
many gory oratorical battles on the star
swept plains of Texas, and incidentally a
i.ten.her of the Oklahoma legislature from
Marshall copnty, hereby raises the ques-
tion of taxation, among other things. In
t'llklnff to nn Ardmore 'newspaper repor-
' r: "One hill lhat T am going to offer
when the legislature meets and that is a
pension to all the old confederate soldiers
nd sailors. It behooves^us to take care-
of these old fellows who are needy. True,
his cause was lost, and the states reunited
twit the confederate soldier, his sons and
daughters hav e built up the state and he
deserves a pension'."
which rests upon it. The minority
should stand ready to analyze every
measure presented to the legislature,
to show weak points .dishonesty or
partisan trading if any of these things
are to be found In the propositions.
The minority is in duty bound to
point out every bad bargain made by
the majority, and if corruption creeps
into any of these, mercilessly ex-
This does not mean that the minority
members of a legislature should op.
pose every proposition presented by
the majority, and thus become a
nuisance, but the majority needs the
work of an alert and intelligent mi-
Not infrequently a member of th
majority party In a legislature sug-
gests to a minority member wrongs In
a bill and asks the minority member
to expose these wrongs for the pur-
pose of killing the measure. Tho
Texas papers have often regretted
that there is not a minority party in
that state. They truthfully declare
that no matter what the majority
party might do in that state the mi-
nority party would have no show
whatever of carrying the state. This
makes caucus action of the majority
exposure of ihelr shortcomings
h himself |lwt
composed of n
linn, and those
ill put the peo-
Forty-three years ago, while a soldier
in the civil war, lighting before Rich-
mond. John Ellis, -r.ow r. resident of Med-
ford, received a bullet in the stomach.
Eventually he recovered from the wound,
but the ball still remained in his stomach.
As time went on Kills forgot about the
bullet until it worked out.
Wichita Eagle: Statesman C. <;. Jones
proposes to take that fci.OOO.OOO scKool fund
and put It Into the Oklahoma banks. Thl.s
may bo taken as a. pointer to 4he direction
of democratic raids on the school fund
when I he lands are all sold and the cash
Is in the state treasury.
: that the gr
po-;ts in the
ioujis on tb
-bed with government
i-wiie the lull amount
entitled. 'IT,,, r,.,,.nt
ft.io banks, as well an
iger their IIv
Kentpn tHeaver County) News, Nov. 14:
A storm strueit this section of the moral
vineyard Saturday night and kept work-
,ii g !ds way along till six inches of snow
J*-"" j fell and mercury dropped to 6 above zero.
'It was an exceptional snow on account of
ti elr being no wind with it. Stock did
not suffer severely.
^Oklahoma ought to be able to keep
Thanksgiving. It litis thus far receive 1
three proclamations. One from the presi-
dent. ooe from ex-Goernor Frantz. and
one from <k>vernor Haskell, if anyone
else desires to Issue one the field Is a free
lor all.—Oklahoman. Oocklebur Bill's
proclamation munt have got lost in the
It is mentioned as a. curious fact that
elephants and Rlrls attain their full growth
18.—Atchison Globe Au.d a Texas girl
has more beauty than all the elephants
on earth have avordupols. -Houston Post.
And yet they can not balance with the
girls of Oklahonin, the "we do" state.
It Is remarkable how few panthers are
killed by the nimrods of the territory
when the number seen In the country Is
considered. The last one reported was
seem near Shattuck. Fills county. It had
Jus kllld a sow and some pigs.
lack of reajion and good
ilornia and caleb powers' in
I -!;1 pit .- H'S FOURTH TRIAL
in m'.„, V!er hov,n* *orv«d seven years an I
1 I months l„ J.ill j'nder Indictment,
J' leb Powers Is about to stand trial for
- * lu« fourth lime in Ken-tucky on tho
From the Chickasha fcxoress.
A0 brawny, Hlack laborer alighted
from a cab, lighted a cigar and picked
up his hod to carry brick.
The cab had come an hour before to
carry him from his work to dinner
it was a public conveyance run by
one of bis own race
He paid the driver for hauling him.
And that was a hard times scene.
A business man said: "That doesn't
loo<k like hard times to nie. That
sort of thing that is troubling us.
Rich and poor have been going the
pace that kills—spending too much
money for luxuries that should have
been saved for a rainy day, plunging
in business, playing the game too
"This financial pinch is a good thing
it will bring us to our senses—it is
warning—the preventive med-
e are now applying—sober
judgment and caution—will save
from a spell of sickness that
have been fatal."
The minority party in the legislature
homa is pitifully small, but it
represents a party in the state witli
force enough to make itself felt Tho
protests and exposures of this mi-
nority will not be treated0 with con-
tempt. If the party in control of this
state goes wrong the republicans will
be put In control for a trial.
The people of this state are pn-
triouts first and then partisans, and
will rebuke any party which goes far
In this connection the majority
party has a very great work facing It.
and tills makes It essential fur the
minority Jto he especially active. A.
code of laws is to be constructed, Tho
school land question Is to be settle,!
and the prisoners now in Kansas aro
to he disposed of. The state will re-
ceive In,000,floa to he put out at in-
terest. and this money must ba
guarded. The state has vast natural
resources and the laws should encour-
age the development of these. Thorn
are many state institutions for which
heads must be appointed, and here
and In the general management of tha
concerns chances for abuses exist
All these things must be watched
by the little band of republicans in
the legislature and the republican
newspapers nf the state. This Is ex-
pected not only by the members of th«
republican party but by the great ma-
jority di the democratic party.
■. T.j'l r,rlf"nt Railroad company Is sill,
'building in Oklahoma, despite the coniii-
tlrwi of public flnanci's The railro i 1
reached Elmer, Okla., several days ago
The construction force at work -viui
marched down the main street to a nuni-
her of long tables and compelled to e t
such things as roast pig, fried chicken,
pie. cake, salads, etc.
f>r Grip nnd
State Senator Davis, of Bristow, is
framing a bill which will provide for the
financing of the new counties created by
the constitution. These counties started
without funds, and the Davis bill will g|w
tlcm authority to 1^ e bonds with .u an
election, and to sell them to the ww
ftnte it will authorize the use of the
Btite school fund lu the purchase of these
work for republicans
From tho Times-Journal.
The republican party Is at present a
minority party In this state, and a«
"uch is under obligation to demand
the enforcement of all laws and lo
see that the state's moneys are han-
dled with care, and that a strict ac-
counting is made of all property en-
'™"ed to lh0 of the majority.
While the minority party cannot make
laws nor prevent tho making of laws,
nor can it say what shall be dona
vith any nf tho state's possessions, it
cwinot bslmjio B heavy responsibility |
Guaranteed by the Manufacturer un
der the Food and Drugs Act, June io, vM
Th. manufacturer also guarantees
that Humphrey.- Seventy „ven do„
not contain anything harmful to the
moat delicate person
Seventy-seven i, more oftcn cur„
tiv. for Cold, and Grip th,n ,ny othe,.
Seventy..v.n breaks up Cold, that
hang on. All druggist,, 26c.
William and John Stre
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