The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 20, No. 150, Ed. 1 Tuesday, September 22, 1908 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL TUESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER. 22, 1908.
THE OKLAHOMA STATE CAPITAL
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REPUBLICAN NATIONAL TICKET
WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, .of Ohio.
JAMES SCHOOLCRAFT SHERMAN of New York.
Summer is going, but not so you could notice it.
There arc times when it is not wise for the fruit
dealer to keep in dates.
It isn't a hit too soon to
thought to the coal bin.
Will "emotional insanity" account for Boston's
latest shocking murder?
Has the weather man also gone Democratic on
the denatured Bryan issue?
As the oyster comes in, paradoxical though it
may seem, Oyster Bay goes out.
In these flighty, dirigible days, wonder why San-
toc-Dumont. is keeping so quiet?
The man who does not care whether he wins
or loses, wins oftencr than he loses.
Free advice is seldom taken; it is what people
have to pay for that they take stock in.
Apparently the greatest danger in going to the
fair is that of being mistaken for a pickpocket.
Some men who haven't any excuse for drinking
pet married and then claim their wives drove them
The man who has a hobby thinks it queer that
his friends are not so enthusiastic 011 the subject as
Some men have made their money by goinij into
foolish ventures which happened to terminate suc-
In ease of accident, however, the aeroplane must
always be at a disadvantage with the surface navi-
The oyster is one of the most fastidious of beingi.
When you call for him you find him quite often "in
A boil has appeared on Mr. Bryan's neck. Prob-
ably his confidence in the November victory is
It does sound peculiar to hear Minneapolis flour
concern threaten to go out . of business if it does
not get dough.
The falsehood that the product of Standard Oil
is protected by the tariff must hIso bp a powerful
agency of civic righteousness or it would not so
often be repeated.
Mr. Bryan, returning from one of his "flying
♦rips," says he is satisfied with the outlook, but he
has not heard what his Brother Haskell of Okla-
homa says of the "Outlook."
^ Chicago inventor claims to have solved the
|> problem by overcoming gravity. All h
gjjs to pull out a lever and his craft falls up
' of down. Sounds good but guess we'll have
NO QUESTION REGARDING THE FACT
THAT MR. BRYAN HAS MUCH NERVI
It strikes Mr. Bryan as a very humorous and ri-
diculous thing that one presidential candidate in
contemplating the policies urged by another, shoul I
seem to see in their consequences a grave menace to
our institutions and civilization.
A little reflection should have reminded the Peer-
less Leader that on this head lie himself lives in a
house of most fragile and resplendent glass.
All the woes bound up in the dread omens of the
apocalyptic are as nothing to the prodigious calam.
ities foreseen by Mr. Bryan in urging his own mer-
its upon the people in the two campaigns when he
wiped out his party in the electoral college except
for the solid South.
Unless we embraced free coinage and the silver
standard, we should press down upon the brow id
labor a crown of thorns and crucify mankind upon a
cross of gold.
Fbr disaster,, this was certainly going some;
In 1900 our free institutions were about to come
tumbling down about our heads unless we turned
the Philippines adrift as a derelict upon the ocean
of world politics.
Unless Bryan should be elected the dollar would
be enthroned above the man and liberty, erstwhile
our proudest and dearest possession, would fly in
horror from us and be superseded by the reign of
blackest, tyranny and our subjugation under the
despotic and ferocious William McKinlcy, support-
ed by a standing army of some millions of hitherto
peaceful American citizens, instantly transformed
into Iluns, Tartars and Seminoles.
Now it suits Mr. Bryan's fancy to pose as a mild-
mannered and prosperous country gentleman, moved
to mirth by the demonstration that his economic
views are false and dangerous, involving we know
not what insiduous menace to our banking system
and the integrity oi our courts.
Perhaps it would be salutary, on the whole, for
some duly qualified critic to make light of the dire
predictions with which our optimistic. Mr. Taft
permits himself to becloud his wonted and smiling
serenity; but a sense of propriety should restrain
from that task the most, frenzied and abandoned
calamity howler of the modern world.
The menace which Bryanism bodes' to law and or-
der, honest money and industrial content, is not by
its chief architect and apostle to be laughed away.
A BUMPER~CORN CROP.
The government crop report for July proclaims
the probability of another enormous yield of corn.
The data for estimate arc furnished by corre-
spondents in every part of the corn zone.
It is now believed that the total for 1907 will be
surpassed, although that of 1906, the anner year,
will not be reached, says the Chicago Tribune.
The collccted figures show almost 101,000,000
acres devoted to corn.
The acreage exceeded by more than 4,000,000 that
In that year when the yield was finally counted,
it was found to be 2,927,416,000 bushels.
The crop of 1908 is estimated as likely to come
within 200,000,000 bushels of the bumper record for
While the ideal conditions of that season have
not been realized this year, the situation is so favor-
able everywhere that the farmers are happy over
Likened with the prospects on the farm is the
improvement of railroad conditions.
The crop must be hauled to market.
That means an increased demand for cars, more
locomotives in use, more opportunities for work for
the army of men who follow railroading as a busi-
The money paid for the corn will liven up busi-
ness generally. It is an encouraging word which
comes from the fields.
The high price of meat is largely due, so the meat
men declare, to the cost, of feeding cattle resultant
from the high pirces of corn which have prevailed.
The marketing of two and three-quarters billion
bushels of this commodity can not fail to have an
effect in the opposite direction, so that the meat
eater away from the farm will share in another way
the prosperity of the farmer.
The crops are the great factors in national pros-
Bounteous harvests have often come to the relief
of the country at times when the manufacturing
and commercial interests were under an eclipse.
With good crops this year the early closing of
the present period of industrial depression will be
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
—The allied Dutch nnd English de-
feated the Spanish at Zutphen.
16951—'Two men nnd 7 women executed
at Salem for witchcraft.
1705—Jacques Francois de Broulllon, gov-
ernor of Acadia, died at sea.
1744—Sarah Franklin Bache, daughter of
Benjamin Franklin, born In Phila-
delphia. Died there Oct. 6. 1808.
1788—The Ineida Indians reded all their
lands to the State of New York.
1833—Oen. Stephen D. Lee horn In Char-
leston, S. C. Died In Vlcksburg, Miss
May 28. 1908.
1S4&—Americans defeated the Mexicans
at hattle of Monterey.
18C2— United State stroops defeated the
Indians at Batle of Wood Lake.
1864— John C. Fremont withdrew as can-
didate for president of the United
1P06—Fatal race riots In Atlanta, Ga.
THIS IS MY BIRTHDAY
Judge Franklin Ferris, the special
examiner appointed to take evidence In
the suit of the government against the
Standard Oil company, was born In Peru,
Y., September 22. IMS, and graduated
from Cornell University In 1873. After
years' study at the St. I^ouls law
school, he began practice at the bar of
that city and from 1W to 1S97 served as
member of the city council. He was
elected a Judge of the 8th Judiciary cir-
cuit of Missouri In 1898, which position
he resigned In 1903 to accept appoint-
ment as general counsel to the Ix>ulsl-
ana Purchase Exposition company. Judge
Ferrlsi was chairman of the republican
advisory committee In the St. Louis "antl
boodle* 'campaign a year ago and did
much to aid the conviction of the brib-
ery ring which had existed In St. Louis
for a number of years.
1 AVAL NOMENCLATURE OF
THE UNITED STATES
The names given by the president to
the New torpedo boat destroyers au-
thorized b)\ congrcas commemorate
American naval officers of varying of-
ficial rank, but all of distinguished ser-
vice—Rear Admirals Paulding. Hoe and
Perkins; Capts. Drayton, Warrington
and McCall; Commander Terry; Lleuts.
Burrows and Sterrett, and Midshipman
These are added to a list which al-
ready Includes Lawrence. Hull, Trux-
tun, Bainbridge, Barry, Decatur, Perry
and Preble. Among the names of naval
heroes borne by torpedo boats are those
>f Farragrut, Worden. Porter, Cushing,
Dahlgren, Dupont, Davis and v/lnslow—
n Illustrious roster. The great battleship
and crulners which carry the names of
sta es and cities make no such appeal to
patriotism as the flotillas which keep
alive the memory of Lake Erie or Mobile
American naval nomenclature has gain-
ed In plcturesques from the names up-
piled to the submarines—the Plunger,
Porpoise. Shark. Cuttlefish, Adder, Moc-
casin, Tarantula; from gunboats such
as the Wasp, reviving recollections of an
earlier Wasp and a Frolic and the Scorp-
ion, and from fleet auxiliaries like the
refrigerator ship Glacier and the sup-
ply ship Arehusa. New Submarines wMI
bear the names of Tarpon, Bonlta. Snap-
per, Carp. Pickerel, etc. Colliers make the
classic mythology live again In Jupiter,
Cyclops, Vulcan, Mars and Hector.
egr drop roar them, out of which In a
few moments wiggled little snakes.
The chief of police of Chester, Pa., is
attempting to cool ofT periodical drunk-
ards by making them whitewash the city
Daniel Garadbrand of East Allentown,
Pa., says a black snake five feet long
climbed a tree aftef him and h«' ©as
only saved by two men coming to his
A post-mortem on a colt belonging to
David Moore, a farmer living near An-
derson, Ind., showed that the aniinai
had two hearts. The colt had been
healthy up to the time of Its death, and
the supposition is that when the extra
heart, situated near the liver, which had
been Inactive, began to work the increas-
ed pressure caused a blood vessel to
burst, resulting In death.
The Missouri river at Atherton, Jack-
son county, Mo., Is swallowing valuablo
farm land at the rate of 3> acres a day.
Now homeward plods his weary way
The tired vacationist,
To find that throught his weeks of play
lie hasn't once been missed.
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PERSONS AND PLACES
At twilight sometime ago, at a life-
saving station of the English coa3t,
noises were beard that sounded like
signal shots from some distance at sea.
A boat was launched and sped with all
possible energy to the place from which
the sounds seemed to have come, but It
returned without having heard or seen
anything further. Yet the seaman who
had been left behind on guard declared
solemnly that In the meantime he had
heard near shore unmistakable cries for
help from drowning persons. The blue-
Jackets themselves are most Inclined to
regard the whole matter as supernatural
and the voices as spectral. Scientists say
that It is possible, however, that such
sounds may be audible in remarkable
distinctness where there are placed ac-
cidentally so tliot behind them rises a
wall which receives the sound and throws
On some coasts that are often visited
by fogs a legend of so-called "fog shots'*
has acquired vogue These are said to
have their origin, for some reason not
yet fathomed, within the masses of fo*
Acoustic phenomena are found of such
a strange kind that the investigation of
them may be said to be still verv far
from conclusive. The most inexplicable
secret lies perhaps not In the occurrence
of sounds, the origin of which may be
reached only with great difficulty, but In
their disappearance, and !•> absolute si-
lence when audible noises should be ex-
pected. Many a ship has been wrecked
because Its signals of distress, loud and
uninterrupted, have remained inaudible,
although only a very short distance from
OF THOSE WHO CHANGE
(From Woman's Life)
Weep not for those who die; they love
Are with us lest our lonely hearts grow
Are with us lest our weary hearts forget
Weep not for those who die, but those
The changed ones—those we loved, and
now must lose,
(The dead are safe, we love them and
Far better dead than changed, if I
The dead are ours, the changed we
Oh! changed and lost—Oh- lost, how ut-
T know not If the ages can repair
The broken lives, the love that once wes
Love should live changeless thr nigh
TO THE POINT
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Phone 128 215SouthSecond St.
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C. M. BARNES
Hs-Governor of Oklahoma
Land Office, Territorial Department, All Departments at Wash-
Better a wise enemy than a fool friend.
Speak your mind if you must,
mind how you speak.
When you have trouble to lend bor-
rowers are scarce.
t's beter to chew gum,
chew the rag.
Having thundered from the stump
against Bryan on a previous occasion.
Bourke Cockran is now to even up thlr gs
a bit by making slump speaehes tor hi n.
But It is announced that we New Eng-
lander.s and the New Yorkers anJ tho
Jerseymen and the Peniny,vanUns are
have no lot < r part in the ehjoy-
ment of that facile, fluent eloquence. Two
Kplanations are given. One Is that Mr.
Cockran will be too busy in the Mid-
West. Tho other Is that Murphy of
Tammany—who doesn't like his Bourke
any more—h«s told Messrs. Bryan and
Mack that he simply won't have the
man speechifying In these parts.—Hart-
Rather than wear but out shoe leather
some people ride hobbles.
Only a fool wolf would hang around
the door of a starving man.
There would be fewer dancers if the
piper had to be paid in advance.
The successful man gets no sympathy
but he gets all he needs, at that.
And the sad part of It Is that lot* cf
people do live to a green old age.
A woman's Ideas of economy Is to
take on old Sfl.AR hat and fix It over at a
cost of 512 so that it will look like new.
Have some splendid bargains in residence
property; close in. M. W. GIBSON, over
National Bank of Commerce.
120/a W. Okla.« Ave.
f. A. G00GIN5
Everything la insurance. Farm and city property for sale. Rental*
List Your Property With Me For Quick Sales.
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Phone 64 J. T. CHAY&
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
i announced that John D. IWkpfoll< r
neagc, dalinc back to French barons,
more than coronets,
lard Oil than Norman blood.
the ideal foe
*if( newspaper readers may yet eom-
j*t to secure release for Harry TIihw.
eliminate him from publicity which
result ot yt^ld t0 cumber ns lon« as lie is kept
free, however, it is doubtful if he
Ftriahig out of the public eve.
LEAD KDITOUIAJj l'AGK
ON FOREIGN MISSION
"No me 11 can study the movement of modern civ-
ilization from an impartial standpoint and not reai
ize that Christianity and the spread of Christianity
are the only basis of hope of modern civilization in
lie growth of popular self-government. The spirit
of Christianity is pure democracy. It is the equality
of man before the law, which is, as I understand it
the most godlike manifestation that man has been
able to make. 1 speak not of foreign missions t'r "
a purely religious standpoint. That has been and
will be done. 1 speak of them from the standpoint
of political governmental advancement, the advance-
ment of modern civilization, and 1 think 1 have ha
some opportunity to know how dependent we are o.i
the spread of Christianity for any hope we m y have
of uplifting the people whom Providence has thrust
upon us for our guidance."—W. II. Taft.
Why do they banish Mr. Kern to the Southevt
States on the pretense that he is needed there to eai-
ry them for the Demoeratie ticket. Do they mean ti
insinuate, thnt he will not do any good for his pariy
in doubtful states like Pennsylvania and Vermont?
AMERICAN HUSBANDS SAFEST
From the Cleveland Leader:
The longer the list of marriages be-
tween American heiresses and foreign -
noblemen grows the more certain It he-
comes that the average results are be-
low the American standard. The propor-
tion of divorces and separations Is high-
er and the percentage of unmistakably
happy families Is smaller than In any
part of the social world of this country.
In fact if the average of shipwrecks
in marriage were as formidable in the
United States is it Is in the matrimonial
ventures which take American girls to
Europe to be the mistresses of old castlea
palaces and mansions the world would
be filled with contempt for American
men and women alike. It would be said
that American civilization was mani-
festly a failure nnd foredoomed to decay,
unless It could be reformed radically.
Put these obvious facts will not pre-
vent International marriages of the
usual kind. The temptations seem loo
strong to he resisted. Kvery bride who
tnkes the risk believes that in her case
the dangers which have wrecked sa
many homes will be averted. She thinks
thnt h*r venture will he of the happy
kind seemingly rare American men of
the rich and favored classes are partly
to blame for all this If they were bet-
ter representatives of the manhood of
their own country. In many cases, the
titled wooers from abroad would find few
er wives and fortunes in the United
CUTS AND SLASHES
Electrical mining is now considered the
most improved method of mining In
America, as well as in Europe, and up-
to-date mining engineers are adopting
lectrlcal power wherever possible tor
driving hoists, mine pumps, chain breast
under-cutting machines, mining locomo-
tives and other appliances.
r. Thomas Lambert Hinton bas Just
celebrated his hundreth birthday at St.
Leonard*, England. With the exception
of Sir Henr yPitman, Mr. Hinton is the
oldest member of the Royal College or
Surgeons. He served In India from 1-SC9
In an effort to put a stop to the carry
inff of concealed weapons in the state of
Alabama a law has been passed by the
state legislature and is now in efftct pro-
hibiting the sale or carying of a pistol
less than two feet In length.
According to Prof. Rerthold, of Vi-
enna, a man's intelligence, honesty und
good nature are In proportion to his
portllntss. His brain expands with his
body, so that a stout man Is as a rule,
more intelligent than a thin man.
Over In England the Society of Min-
iature Rifle clubs is reported to be do-
ing quietly an Immense amount of good
in fostering and developing an Interest
in national rifle shooting.
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Strange News Stories
WIT AND HUMOR
The flowers die.
?hey beard him murmur
With a sigh
swim That's J
of it n'-now.—I'
Near Caldwell, X. J., a ring set with
diamonds was found In the nest of a
blackbird. A Jeweler said It was worth
The other day a black snake was dls-
Oovirad nUIUnf « cow the property of
E. 11 Kauffman. In Manhelm Y<>wn*hlp.
Pn.. and since then ®l the cows In the
herd (supposed to have been milked by
the reptile) have gone dry.
Cats nnd dogs as pets have become
■nch a nuisance at the United Brethren
cainn at Mount Oretna, Pa., thnt the
directors have barred the animals.
Joseph Meyer. John Bedeakv, Andrew
.Vodsky and John Kuala were arrested nt
Trenton. N. J., while playing poker in
a cemetery on a tombstone.
Ph Seltle* and Mrs.
ng by a hedge nf
wore startled by
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