The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 19, No. 324, Ed. 1 Wednesday, April 29, 1908 Page: 4 of 8
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« THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL
By The State Capital Company
^ank h. greer, editor.
TwS OKLAHOMA STATS CAPITAL, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APRIL 29, 1908
BRYAN FORCED TO COMPROMISE WITH
SULLIVAN HIS OLD TIME ENEMY
Pally by Carilor — Strictly In Advanou
rreWeak #0. I o
On© Month 0.4-S
Cr.e Year ft.'oo
pally by Wall — Strictly In Advance,
rne Month $o.a.r>
Three Month , qq
Six Month 2*00
Cr.e V«ar 4>.00
No subacrlptlona will be sent by mall In city of Guthrie
One year by mall. . ... $ I .OO
Six Months $0.20
One Year $0.56
Open season for roorbacks.
Too many halls make a bat.
Cucumber catsup should he taken coolly, any-
-lust to be contrary, Boozy went dry and Colil-
Thk? truest test of a fjreat man is: Can he keep his
The hiy stick is again 111 evidence, but this time on
the baseball diamond.
ll.is the panic broken the spirit of our people?
Not an umpire has been mobbed yet.
Incidentally, not a bad advertisement for the
Jonimoner and (lie aforesaid lectures.
lie irony of fate that the housecleaning and
ne fishing seasons come al the same time.
Mighty few empty pews will face the pastor when
Merry Widow" hats are generally worn.
"Kven ginger is sometimes adulterated," re-
arked the president of the Knocker's club.
The farmers of Oklahoma have the grandest pros
•cts for great crops over known in the New State
An Eastern aeronaut has eloped with an heiress
isi the automobile then give way so soon to th
bryan or death
from Die Unialia Worki-Her„ld
It will bft noticed that, excepting only
In lils own state, he (Johnson) has no
support whatever among democrats *vho
voted the democratic ticket twelve ml
ight years ago; that not a single dem-
KTHt of prominence in the country who
loyally supported t"ie ticket when Bryau
ran Is for Johnson now.
It will be noticed that every demo-
cratic state convention held In states
neighboring on his own has repudiate:!
Mis randldacy and Instructed for Bryan
including both Dakotas, Iowa, Indiana,
It will be noticed that the "little meet-
ings" being held in his Interest are at-
tended and engineered b> satellites of
Jlrn Hill, Thomas F. Ryan and by the
Flngy Conner*, Murphys. S'leehans and
Ouffeys who helped betray the part/
four years ago.
These are the plain and undenlabl*
faets Governor Johnson may be as good a
reformer as the corporation newspaper*
and corporation politician* that are back
in* him claim he Is. But he Is unfot
tunate. very unfortunate. In the chara •
. . of his following. Every democratic
reictlonary of prominence Is for 'ilm as
against Bryan. Not a single prominent
progressive democrat Is supporting him.
Governor Johnson's candidacy is In tin !
hands of the old Parker gang. Does the
democratic party want another Parker
11 tlic Oregon Republican Senatorial primary elee-
11 II' ury M. Cake has taken ihe bakery by 2">0(l
Ir. Bryan declares that he doesn't earn ♦.")().-
« year. But lie's after the job that pays it,
he Uoulds are full of surprises. Now comes
story of a reconciliation through the good >jf-
< of a mother-in-law.
Turkey wants to make trouble, she should do
bout Thanksgiving or Christmas, fur Ihe benelt
cssed is the Washington Baseball Club which
i-s its place at the bottom of the ladder and
no burning ambition and cruel disappoint-
wever. the nomination of Mr. Bryan will of
achieve a good deal for the Democratic sid''
e way of discouraging excessive campaign
■ American fleet will not stop at any Kurop-
>ortg on its way home. That is to say, its
s merely that, of a tourist; it is not oiit for
11a Goldman has been ousted from a Sa:i
isco hotel and has thereby achieved a little
ot precisely the kind of notoriety she an 1
be the railroads are financing the John-
omlet so as to induce travel to Denver undi r
lusion that there will be a real fight instea l
rile Washington correspondents of the great met-
ropolitan papers are very much impressed with the
Johnson movement. A number of them go so far as
to say that if the anti-Bryan cause had been as earn-
estly and skillfully managed elsewhere as it was in
. linnesota, Michigan. New York, Pennsylvania and
New England, the result at Denver might have be
the nomination of Johnson.
Of course there-will have to be explanations of
how the Johnson boom failed lo materialize, and ni-
ter the nomination of Bryan
Which seems to The State Capital now, as here-
tofore practically certain, one explanation will do as
well as another.
But the situation in Illinois, in particular, offer* a
very interesting subject for study. Both the Chica-
go Tribune and rd-IIerald agree that the Illi-
nois delegation may pdove to be the kev to the situa-
tion at Denver and that it might now be captured
for Johnson if it were not for Roger Sullivan's firm
insistence that Bryan shall have the vote of the sta'e
It is a curious thing in polities that so fervent 011
apostle and idealist as Bryan should now find him-
self m the position of depending almost solely for his
political fate in Illinois, with limitless resultant pos-
sibilities in other states, upon the good faith of a m.in
whom he denounced in (lie way he has Sullivan
Four years ago at St. Louis Mr. Bryan took the
floor, although in feeble health, and made the fight
of his life against the Sullivan delegation from II-
Subsequently he declared war on Sullivan in his
own State of Illinois and made a fight so fierce up-
on him that it was justifiably doubted whether the
feud could ever be composed.
Yet an agreement was reached bv which Mr
Sullivan undertook to deliver Hie Illinois delegation
at Denver to Mr. Bryan and on his part Mr Bryan
agreed to let MC. Sullivan have his wav in local'af-
The episode is instructive in more than one way.
It sadly reminds us that as a man grows older he
loses the fine enthusiasm and martyr-like devotion of
youth and takes counsel of discretion to adapt means
Ten years ago, no doubt, Mr. Bryan would have
scorned to make a deal of any sort with Roger Sul-
Today he is fat, prosperous and worldly-wise.
lie wants votes and must get them of the person
who has votes to dispose of; and of course .Mr. Sul-
livan, with the fiftv-four votes of Illinois delegation
in his vest pocket, is not a man to be despised or an-
tagonized, any more than Mr. Taggart is in Indiana.
It is also a fascinating spectacle to see a reputei-;.
ly unscrupulous boss like Roger Sullivan wielding
all the power of his leadership to force the anti-Bry"
an democrats to quit anil help him carry out his eii-i
of the bargain with Bryan.
The Chicago papers give very interesting accounts
of the determined efforts Mr. Sullivan is making to
deliver the delegation to Bryan as he has promise 1
It is not a new thing, however, to find a party bn-s
putting extreme importance upon his ability a
steadfastness in keeping his word.
About the only good quality that a man like Gor-
man, Piatt or Quay has to offer in his own extenua-
tion is his fidelity to his political bargains, and the
success of such men. where others fail, is often attri ^ ,
1.K* 1 i , • . . , "iicn HUM-| Only forty persons died In and trou «X
'<! more to this one thing than to all else beside wynnewood within the last twelve mon..i
It will prove a very good test of Mr. Sullivan's dlB*ri,.wn.1 .,hrow up hl3 ,>b
capacity as a leader if he can keep his anti-Bryan
friends in line against their will.
FALSEHOOD THAT IS
From the Hartford Times:
It was rather cruel, as well as caie-
less for the New York World to pub1 sn
as authentic an Interview with 1. P.
Morgan written by a French newspaper
editor named I'lar, In which the emlnen.
banker was mnde to declare: "SlriKo!
They (the worklngmen) have got no job
now. There are no stocks on hand, you
know. We do not want to take up work
again now. So what can they do? They
will have to submit or they will starve
The question Is to be settled. They are
to learn that they cannot control indus-
try. We want wages that will mak1
honest and profitable business possible.'
Mr. Morgan, who Is in Washington, savs
"1 never said or believed anything of
the kind attributed to me In that article
In spite of his denial we may expect t*
see t"ie misrepresentation accepted .is a
correct report by th*> socialistic aglta.jr?
all over the country.
Ti!OUSIITS OF THE DAY |
When l consider Life and its few yea _
A YNifcp of fog betwixt UH and the sun
A call to battle, and the battle done
Kre tiie last echo dies within our ears;
A rose choked in the grass; an hour of
1 «ie gu^ts that part a darkening' shore
do beat; *
The burst of music down an uniistcnlnc
I wonder at the idleness of tears.
—Llsette Woodworth lteesu
Our share of night to bear,
Our share of morning,
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning
Here a star, and there a star-
Some lose their way-
Here a mist, and there a mist,
Life with all Its yields of joy and woe,
And hope and /ear.
Is just our chance o' the prize of learn-
How love might be, hat'i been, inue-.l.
Keep they heart with all dlligenc?, for
ouf of it are the issues of life.—Prove b?
I RIGHT T# TIE POUT j
An easy way to have trouble is to
What a girl likes ab&ut being in a
love affair Is maybe it will turn out
The most notorious liar on earth
gets credit for tolling the truth from
anybody he says something nice to.
The reason a woman knows the
baby is going t<. grow up to be presi-
dent is the doctor says he is so
A man prefers to live in the su-
burbs to the city just the way he'd
rather go to the church than the
T!ie only Baking Powder made
with Royal Grape Creata of Tartar
—made ire® grapes—
Ensures healthful and
delicious food for every
s8fegMrtfs your food against
nlsifn slid pliosplistc of liioe
An unjalled "cur" poisoned several va
uable dogs at Drummond.
Most of the youngsters in Happy Vd
ley, Garfield county, hace the mumps.
. Barley preache
for the Drumond
A Porum speculator Invested In five
gold bricks at Muskogee.
Will Johnson, a Creek Indian, was shot
• 1 seilousl.v wounded by the Porum po-
The little tlwn o
"few dozen marshals
fiance of law.
Porum need* a
to keep down de-
CONCERNED WITHOUT REASON
•>eneh newspapers speak of the De Sagaa-
ffair as an "international faree." The
plot features seem to hav been wholly
Washington jorrespondenta are now engag
moving M,. Taft from the Cabinet The
are greatly that Mr. Taft, being a heavy
sinnot be removed.
le of stove polish exploded in Pennsyl-
:ently, badly injuring a woman who was
Moral: Beat the earpets and let' the
until next fall.
iiould curses his wealth for bringing hi:n
•oes. Even though tainted with those
Ir Gould would have no trouble pettit."
# money by distribution.
ker at a New York Republican conven-
ed tn Theodore Roosevelt as tile "Peer-
r." Does he not know that this title
ipted by one Bryan away baek iu '96?
Jersey woman, dressed in her husband',
"■ned a clogged up gutter in front of her
Ling a storm the other afternoon X ,
f who wears the troupers in that fani-
0,1 the year when the wife sees sum,',
about her husband. She is satisfied of
She informs him he can beat the earpet
I as the professional helper, who failed |f
" get busy. Spring is assuredly here.
So far as .Mr. Roosevelt is concerned, few people
are disturbing themselves over the question,—
W hat shall we do with our ex-Presidentsf"
It being generally understood that Theodore ,s
entirely able to look after himself when ho is out of
There is a disposition in some quarters, however,, Pr„,
to dispose of him in advance and to put him into' Paden
educational work. The theory that he was to succeed
President Eliot at Harvard having been explode
these promoters of education are establishing a -u-
tiona 1 university at Washington, at Andrew Carne-
gie's expense, of which Mr. Roosevelt will be the
Mr. Carnegie, it is said, will endow such an institu-
tion to the amount of $25,000,000 on condition that
his friend Roosevelt shall take charge of it The
President is said to be "delighted" with the pros-
pect, and his year's travel abroad will be devoted to
investigation of universities as a preliminary to his
work. Possibly he will be thinking of educational
interests, too, while lie is hunting game.
This story is as good as any other until a new one
comes. It is easy to build universities on paper.
FRIENDLY ON THE SURFACE
Mr. Bryan and Mr. Watterson net in New York
find till was serene on the surface, but what was
underneath may be imagined. Mr Watterson
professes to be for Mr. Bryan, but he was Cor
Johnson when he thought there was a chance for
his nomination; and Mr. Bryan knows that it wis
Watterson s eloquent tribute to the merits of tli
Minnesota man that first called attention to him
and led to his eoming out as a candidate and mak-
ing trouble where everything seemed fixed for a
walkover at Denver.
If business doesn't pick up.
The #town of Thomas has a chicken
whose feathers turn towards the head
like quills. It's head is large and r d
like that of a turkey buzzard.
The "lid" is oftener off than on In the
oily town of Bartlesville.
Wonderfully rich deposits of lead have
been found in the Okoee district, njav
The Wynnewood Republican wants a
few hens and pigs on subscription aj •
Preacher Brlce has started a paper a
The Prague Dramatic Society gives ex
hlbltlons in neighborhood towns.
The hustling town
to have waterworks.
The elevator originated in central Eu-
rope. The earliest mention of the eleva-
tor is made in a letter of Napoleon I
addressed to his wife, t"ie Archducestf
Marie Louise. He writes to her that
when in Schoenbrunn, then the summer
residence of the Austrian emperor, near
Vienna. he used the "chaise volar.tc"
(flying chair) in that castle which bal
been constructed for Empress Maria
Theresa. It consisted of a small square
room, sumptuously furnished with nan^-
Ings of red silk and suspended by strong
ropes with counter weights, so that it
could be pulled up or let down With
great ease in a shaft built for the pur-
pose about 1760.
Consul Frank W. Mahan writes fro-a
Nottingham, England, that the secre-
tary of the Highways Protectl n lea&'jj
reports that, according to accounts In
the press 932 automobile accidents oc.
curred in Great Britain In 1907, killing 215
persons and Injuring 676. For these ac-
eidents and other motor car offenses,
2,27^ persons were summoned, of whom
ir.O-Hi were convicted. As the number of
automobiles In use is estimated at 45,000,
It would seem that about one in ev * y
22 did something Illegal last year, oc-
casionally the same driver is summoned
more than once, but his license Is iis-i-
ally revoked If it happens m-jre thin
of Prague is going
Woodward Intends to have a rousing,
touring, rlp-snortlng Fourth of July ce.o-
Scott Cummins, the Pilgrim Bard of
Woods county is towering above any of
the "corkscrew" legislature rhymsters.
The eadets at the Tonkawa school aro
well drilled and excellently discipline!
students of military tactics.
It Is true that Oklahoma will be one
)f tiie richest states In the world, but
we are bound to have some tax-dodge
During the marriage ceremony of
Win. Dorgan ar.u Miss Mabel Shafer
at a church in Milton, ind., a bud
pinned before leaving the bride's home
to the lapel of Mr. Dorgan's coat ex-
punded into a beautiful rose.
In a suit for damages against the
Mr.rrls Packing Company, at Kansas
City, John Kuoea, a laborer claimed
that in carrying a busket of hot water
b order of his boss, he fell, and one
drop striking his ear drum destroyed
Miss Anna Goebel of Tacoma had
Martin Ross arrested on the charge
of nightly sitting on the fence in front
o* her house and singing love songs.
Christian Heller in a hospital in Cin-
cinnati imagines that he is a dog, and
keeps one forefinger moving all the
time thinking physicians say that it
Is the dog's tail.
f rams am mces f
In search for new plans of utility at-
tention has been drawn to the karit.- tr. e
of French West Africa and the adjacent
territory to the eastwnr' This is not a
forest tree, but trrms in open ;pa%?s and
in garden*, it uit is edible. The nardi
shell seeds ... iin fatty substance
used by the natives as bu.i-r, pnd it Is |
suggested that this substance should
available for other purposes. The ~um —
not like rubber—Into which the sap co-
ulatna is another article that might Me
B W. Ramsey, of ejirard, O., Is the I
ventor of a process for making use
flue dust from a blast furnace in the I
manufacture of fuel which is said to bo
very promising. He is experimenting at
the present time with a mass of about |
f"'i tons Of flue dust which had heetf al-
lowed to'become hard i.\ axpoaun to tha
elements, and although his tests are bv
no means completed, he is making use of
flue dust briquettes as fuel in the very
furnaces from which the dust came.
Have In Stock
We. have one of the largest
stocks of sheet music in Okla.
Wg have the full catalogues
of both the National and McKin-
ley studies a nd music.
We have a big stock of the lat-
est sheet music which we are
selling for 15c per copy.
We have the full catalogue of
the Edison phonograph records
and most all the victor records.
We sell Edison, Victors and
and Columbia phonographs at}
$1.00 per week.
Call and examine our stock of
pianos best on the market; $6 to
S10 will send one to your home.
lew died of distemper on Tu
in Garfield county.
A few of the discontented kicking K..
ipoos have settled down to farming on
The dog soup eaters of the Sac acd
'oxes expect to initiate several cou-
nts into the mysteries of the very s, -
ret order of the otterskins, during th •
rat week of June.
PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENS
TIip Kansas City .Journal, speaking of Mr. Room .
volt s future ami the roport that he would be a oo'
lesre president, remarks that he is "entirely to
strenuous for anything so sedentarv." Sedentai^
What is the Journal'* idea ot 1K„. pr„sld/M7,
duties anyway? Doesn't it know that lie is likeh
to he found anywhere in the United States at an'v
Kn-en time rather than on his eolleRe premises an'l
that it ,, business to be "ou the go" Sedentan
Indian Agent 1
and Fox agency,
out their fines c
ililenberg. of the ^ae
nken and did
nd makes them wor«c
the streets of t'ae
|g®|®j| We Save You from $50
to $150 on a Piano
to be good than great," ! I
rallzer. "Yes," respond dig
'It is easier t
remarked tht. moralist _
lemorallzer, "one has less oppcwtl
police of rural bailiwicks
arc arresting all vandals that tie ti)-lr
horses to shade trees.
All Indications point to an unrlvall k1
wheat crop In Oklahoma this year.
The Rork l lan<l H R. Co., Intends to
'' i it •• Jl'u Crow parlors "ebony
Bartlesville harbors several kinds or
extra mean devils In human
propeosed Oklahoma Reform sen k I
should he made large enough to shelter
>out 3,000 Juvenile crlmnlals.
i ~~o •
Altus is agreeably excited over t
dawning prospect of "Altus being on t ,•
verge of prosperity.
Briggs—I hear you've been speculating i
In Wall street. Griggs—1The
"peculating about P i was a dead Jur
thing from the start.
Baoon t'.iat cow over there ha. ,„v,.
Chewing something for three hours. Eg-
bert —Probably got hold of a piece of
wife's rubber plant.
Tommy—Pop. what are th# sins of oi -
missions? Tommy s pop- The shin or
omission my son, are merely those w
forget to commit.
pjgg.-- -Do you believe that the use u
tobacco impairs the memory? Di^gs II
Not necessarily. I haven't been able
forget that cigar you gave me two w -
ago—but perhaps t'here was no tobacco
"What's the matter with my husband,
doctor?" asked the anxious wife "H-sl
| suffering from auto-lntoxleatlon." replied
the doctor. "That's not so," snapped the
wife; "he hasn't been In an ;.uto t.ilfl
hf | n#Vpr U t««l liquor in I,; |
I horns Hty.
ihe Oldest Music Store in Okla.,
and the best place for you to
buy your piano. . .
E. ft Knauss
Phone 362, (l5 w. 0k|a Ave_
The Finest and Best Equipped Music Store
WW i*v, owe.
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