The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 231, Ed. 1 Sunday, January 15, 1911 Page: 4 of 16
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the oklahoma state capital. SUNDAY morning january 15, 1911
| The Oklahoma State Capital
By tiie State Capital Company.
FRANK H. GREER. EDITOR.
Daily by Carrier—Strictly in Advance
I One Month
I One year
Daily by Mail—Strictly in Advance.
! Ono Month
! Three Months
One Yeur 4 no
No (ubaerlptiens will be lent !iy m il in City of Guthrio.
Olio } ear liy M m 11.00
Six Month* S -25
Jhcre is no qui'Hliun uuw regarding the advis-
'i >i ot repeal of Hie state law which taxes
At Ii hnI it houestly questioned it is by tlioje who
j do not understand the untold injury it has brought
J .10 about in way of keeping loans out oi the state, dl'i\
■ 4;00' I ">g Oklahoma money to other states for loan, and
! ' om| elling borrower* to pay two to three per ient
YJo ",""V "lor'fatfe loan than would be the case were
tliu law wiped out,
Thau there is another feature of the law that does
not accord with the American idea of taxation,—
It forces double taxation.
Tins law is one that, when before the legislature,! u"n* but
"as condemned by The .Slut,t Capital, as an injur-'
It is a poor paiaiox that won't work
fighting Joe Cannon is still with them.
S'im and grizsly.
Senator Elkins left
son in his place.
l>i. Cook hasn't anything Icf* but his
Misfortunes are sent to annoy us and
anuiSu our fiiends,
Some women art up iu date in every-
p, : 'ou ' i,m' un,«ir act. this paper pointiag out the lea
FOREIGN REPRESENTATIVES-.V. M. Sheffield. Bpe- I , - - ■
<"«i AR-t.ev, i\ h. rxprcuniidiiic. ohioaRo; Trihuno ! " uuuLlt tavatiou and the eertaiuty of forcing
■Vl"v v"rl'- | l',l«h l"r o1' i' terest on loans, thus affecting all
to sL'tisfuniKRK i"!.. mid, lubi'i on youi pnpar i1 ",S'S('S. 1 'oiu the laboring man to the one making the
Khi s die djite your Kul'scrii>t!'" n expired. \V i"H a remit- J loan.
tonce Is made your Intel should oe chuniccd within ten For instmice a fn^ ,
d«J's- ti 10 label stand.- «s your receipt, ir it is not dimmed I. . ° "I'tance a mei pa.v« taxes on the value of
Y1'" ua at oner, in usMiik cor ciiange of po toffice nhviiys j tai m and botrcwg one half Its value he pays
*"•0 "Id n Well is ,i >. ..ddiv s. If you >.ml tlie palwi'I double taxation on one half hia ram. .. l..
tliat you unnt I ho paper continued anil
for it at th« reRuInr siiliserlpllon rate.
ll may be better lo be right than lo be Speaker,
hill it. must be bully lo be right and Speaker, loo.
Il strikes us that those Ohio dames who admitted
liming sold their husbands' votes were suffragettes
by proxy, as it were, so to speak.
, A patriot is one who saves his country, llenco
our leading patriots are busy saving sections of our
pountry and storing ii away for a rainy day.
lltere were more reductions in duties in the new
tariff, nevertheless more criticism of an unjustiliable
character has been indulged in than even iu ltWU.
Canada looks with scorn on the proposed treaty
*illi llieso Lniteil .Stales, but we have a notion that
these I nited Slates will be able to bear up under the
blow and continue to exist and have being.
It Mould scent that, the north pole is lost again.
INev iTtlieless we don i see anybody going out of his
ji way to offer n reward for its return. We have had
I' enough in the north pole to hold us for an indefinite
The philosphy of living is in keeping busy, but
Ijthe man who lives only to himself is apt to shrivel
|,iu the process, because il ver-narrowing circle "I
ihis own desires finally hedges him in; while he who
Jlives for others continually broadens the scale of
It W* •' enlarges the boundaries of his ex-
c invite the attention in our readers to the brief
published in iliis i-sue of the paper made by T. C
"Whitcly in the Supreme Courl of this State iu the
case ill \v II. Coyle vs. Thus. I'. Smith et. al. iuvolv
in«r the ehauge ol the itipital location.
•Mi. Whitby , efforts is a valuable exposition ol
1,1 "he c: . ■ an,| ibrows ligb' upon one
ot the most vital principles of a peoplc'i
. 1'01' lll(' |irs' time iu her history Oklahoma Cit.v
is lace 111 lace with llie loss of a jri'eat institution
which she already lias, in the bill establishing a
stale fair at Muskogee. And the way she likes it is
easy to be seen from the full life-size roar which is
being emitted by all the press of that city. I'erhaps
the experience may make the metropolis a little
more considerate of the feelings of othei
under similar conditions Shawnee Herald.
it> lt, taxation on one half his farm as the one
that you will pay J ma^'nS the loan ac'ds the tax on mortgage to the p«r
j cent he might otherwise get it for.
j ' ''is lllx on mortgages makes liitfli taxation aud as
most all business men and many farmers are bor-
rowers tlie law proves a hardship on the en!ir; state,
say nothing at all of the great amount of money that
it forces out of the state.
Oklahoma Citizens, many of them who have
money lo loan, send it to other states where they do
not have to pay tax on mortgage.
Demagogues have attempted to make the people
believe thai the borrower could force the money
binder to pay all or a portion of the tax by assessing
the mortgage when it is a well known fact that the
money loaner commands the situation aud does
nothing of the kind.
The borrower always pays the tax.
However, there is another damaging feature—one
that must in itself alone convince the thinking man
of the injury it is to our citizenship—and that
is in I lie fact the foreign money broker does uot
have lo pay the mortgage tax as he records it iu the
state in which he is located.
The state can not tax a morgage that is held in
Kansas or other states, hence the law distinguishes
against Oklahoma citizenship.
Thus foreign money escapes the tax and beal
money is forced to accept loans at less net interest
or add the amount of tax on mortgages, while the
outside loan agency or individual can if lie chooses
make loans under local rates and yet be the gainer
in such transactions.
VV. U. Harrison, secretary of the Oklahoma bank
association, who resides at Enid, estimates'that a
half million dollars of Enid money that would go to
the upbuilding of Enid is invested in loans in Kan-
sas ami other slates, and all because of conditions
brought about through the tax ou mortgage law.
Said lie: "One money lender checked out $50,000
from a local bank within three months to borrowers
in Kansas, while Enid men were begging for it."
It stands to reason I hat with the tax on mortages
removed all the Oklahoma money now invested in
other states would return, aud the iuterest rate
would be etit down.
The high interest rate cry would soon be a thing
of the past.
The system is wrong in principle and ruinous in
A great many men aie afftlcteU.with
paralysis 0f the will.
Smaller fainin. bigger crop* and hroad-
•i .miles £u together.
A writer deolareK Cupid is a graft&r.
He doo# an Homatig u'j.
The birif! will he sinning e'r sluing
the Inst tiling we know.
The man who hciltstes Ik noon married,
while the woman w o joej so isn't.
—The only secret Ihat -eom i to be well
kept In tliis world is thai of
What is the world coming to. Here are two boys
who enter a hotel in liuliith. tie the night clerk and
the porter, steal $50 from the cash register and
when arrested, shoot a policeman and make their
escape. This is tlie result of the bandit literature
that is now so much in vogue. Formerly, the boys
used Io steal their mothers' butcher knives anil go
AVesl to light Indians. Now tlie.v arc developing
anto train robbers and highway men.
1 he Kevciciid Billy Sunday got Jt-s.400 for six
Weel's services al Waterloo, Iowa, lie make* the
business pay better than baseball Now wouldn't
that put a frost on Christianity! Thai a man who
}iioiiiucs anil tells ribald stories in the pulpit, should
la;, up a great fortune as Hilly Sunday has done, is
indeed a reilection on tile sanity of the church mem-
bers who encourage him iu his heIIroaring co
niei- iali/ation oi christianitv.
I lie most that ar.y man can tlo is to live up to the
full measure of bis duty.
After accomplishing this his work is done and
whether he accidentally tills a niche in the Ilttll of
Fame ought to be a matter of indifference to him.
Certainly it is that his lilliug said niche is an
accident. Lincoln envied Douglas. Said lie ou one
'Douglas, be is known and honored through-
out the world. Ilis name is familiar in every
country and every dine, while I am a poor
country lawyer, and have now reached an age
n hen 1 can never hope to realize my ambition."
\ et in the next four years Lincoln's fame not
only overshadowed that of Douglas, but it has gone
on increasing until now the reputation of Douglas
so painlully made during his lifetime seems to have
so far died out that the public must need be l'e-in-
formcd upon the fact that the great Democrat per-
formed a service to the State at all.
Let every man therefore who is aflame with eager
desire to see ids name enrolled on the tablet of
fame rcHect upon these facts.
to th" ant, thou *hiKi;aid." Tint
lie usually prefer# to go to his "uncle."
Unoie Jon removed hia ciKar long
enough to chuckle once the other day.
A real frieml will *tan«l by you to the
last dollar. But it has to be your dol-
"I'ncle Joe" Just wanted to show John
Sharp Williams that he could come back,
A man may have the key to a situa-
tion. and yet be uuable to find the key-
Debts arc like automobiles: we rush
into them and crawl out the best way
When the time comes that laws will
enforce themselves there will be no need
Brevity Is the soul of wit—but a brev-
ity in your bank account finds you at
your wits* end.
The new pension bill requires veterans
of the Mexican war to be at least 6-
years old. Quite so.
Gov. Stubbs of Kansas might rope and
tie the tailroads while Lawyer Brandeis
cuts off their expenses.
Some men who have marrie,i a thing of
beauty have not found that she is in-
variably a joy forever.
The trouble with the milk of human
kindness is that ii< a selfish world it too
often becomes condensed.
If the 'oRislature should enact all the
bills presented thero would be little
chant e for political peace.
Factory whistles have been declared a
nunsaiK a in Paterson, N. J., but most
towns think they are music.
Some institutions causo as much trou-
ble n.s if they were the vermifotm ap-
pendix of tlie financial system.
Some politicians seem to think that a
'•andidate can run better for office ir his
legs are pulled regularly every day
It Is just as well not to hit a man
when he is down, because it is possible
that he is in a position to trip you.
The nations are hurrahing for un|-
I verbal peace, but they arc designing their
doves of peace a la dreadnought all the
A SORROW VS. OPTIMISM
WELLSTON, Okla., Jan. 11.— Edi-
tor The Htate <"apital I am an old
subscriber to the vDaily State Capital
and write you as a life-long farmer
i: Lincoln county, asking you to
please, a« an editor, tell me what can
he the best thing for me to do who
is In great grief through Iops of my
oldest son, by being shot and killed
September 9th. Since his death it
seems that life Is not worth living.
Evprything to me lias a gloomy
I 'ok. It seems to ine that there is
no more hope fig me here in this life:
no hope for overcoming my grief at
death of such a true and loving son.
I can not keep him out of my mind a
single minute. So 1 write eareatly
asking you to give me some encourage
ment. If my mind remains as it is
now r fear 1 will lose all reason.
It appears that the longer the time
-'nco hU death tho more I think of
Please publish this and your answer.
An Olo Friend and Subscriber.
O. L. OLIVER.
iVar Frletul:—We fear you are uot an
opmnl. t and you should at on a be-
'onic on., by throwing off your sorrow
ii'"l grief through reasoning that it will
.vou no good, will avail you nothing.
"n!\ iinner'. and make you weak, un-
pier.nro you for life's .lutie . Hgurc that
while there is life there should be hope
an,; you qm enjoy -.iir balance ..f your
days if you will but do it, no mattor
what the obstacles.
AW are an optimist. We were born an
Although we have had manv a sad day,
when «. were sorely tempted to join the
pesidmlstifl' sad world our optimistic
turn has subdued all such temptations.
From our experience we opine that the
world will, after a while, discover that
the bom of real optimism Is tho only
cure for mania of the melancholy, mania
of suicide, mania of tragedy, as we are
sure no renl optimist could destroy him-
self or even destroy the restfulnesa of
Optimism is to the soul what the air of
heaven is to the body.
We are optimists because, with even
departed loved ones gone before, wo
want to live, and wc know that life
without optimism is a mere drab exist-
To ask an optimist why he is ono is
like asking the birds why they sing and
soar and fly up into the blue vaults of
the sky; it Is like asking the sparkling
brock why it splashes and ripples ami
Soes laughing on Its way.
Believe me. dear friend; you can be an
optimist, and becoming one you will be
content with life, no matter how sad the
And with a reproduction of this pretty
little poem by will Carleton, appropriate
to our subject, we bid you, dear friend,
Smile smile —smile all the while,
And soon you will daily wear it;
Qrln grin—whale'er you are in
And then you'll tho better bear it.
principle* forbid Ills silence when there is j
the slightest departure fi ... the straight I
and narrow path.
And alas1 he is revealed as hounding
a naval secretary to depart from custom '
and precedent by taking from a governor
the nomination of, a yoing woman to j
break a bottle of champagne.
Roles hav? been swapped and It is
Arkansas, not her representative, that
appears as the "Great Objector."
"CANNONNISM" TO "CLARKISM"
They "never come back," eli?
Why, look at I'ncle Joe cannon, who
was simply slaughtered last March when
the house overruled him on that Norris
resolution, and who last Monday came
hack and beat his old Insurgent enemies
to a frazzle when the house sustained
him. to S3, on practically the same
Circumstances alter cases.
Last March the Insurgents won against
Cannon with the aid of the Democrats ! sources of the state banks, including the
MR. SCHUTTE DEMURS
Our old friend. John Schuette of Man-
Itowac, takes The Sentinel to task pt
gieat length foi a recent article con-
demning tho bank deposit guaranty,
which, strange to say, Is a hobby with
In opposing otir contentions the Mani-
towoc sage thrashes over a great deal
cr argumentative old straw, and at ore
or two points challenges our statement
of facts. To quote:
The Sentinel says that after the ban <
failed the exodus of depositors from the
slate banks began. Did it? Not at all
Just the contrary. The deposits in the
state banks, from that time until Jan.
f. increased by $5,(100.000.
But proceed a little further, Friend
Schuette. in the six months following
■Ian 1. 191e. deposits fell off $4,500,000, re-
Last Monday Cannon won against the
insurgents with the aid of the demo-
He laughs best who laughs last.
It is foolish to upbraid cur friends the
democrats with inconsistency in this
matter and with "changing their prin-
ciples as easily as they change their
Let us leave that to the marooned #i I
discomfited insurgents, who must b<
Politics is politics. Perhaps the In
surgents can now console themselves
i Disraeli's saying, "politics is a
Of course /the democrats were pretty
cynical In their way of kicking their
former insurgent allies down the back
But It must he remembered that even
iast spring when they were using the
deserters from the republican camp th««v
were not chary of intimating their con-
tempt for such renegade tools.
By using these men they were enabled
so to shape things as to lead up to a
democratic house next time, and they
clearly mean to enjoy the fruits of their
The insurgents will get no crumbs
from their table.
Champ Clark will be the next speaker,
and he evidently proposes to l>e a whole
Mr dark was (theoretically) fiercely
opposed to the 'csarlsm'* f Sneaker
Cannon. But for the "czarism" of Speak-
er Clark whv that, you see, is a horse
of another color.
After "Cannonlsm." "Clarkism."
One's Impression is that all those epi-
thet'; once hurled by insurgency at I'ncle
Joe will do equally well for Uncle Champ.
It there are corrupt men in office: if there are
disliuiiesl wen ill business: if there are thousands
of Inefficient* blocking other*' prop-ess, and ihotis
nnds more who shift their burdens and shirk their
' dmi. s. ihere tire yet. thank Clod, still other thous-
and who are never wanting when they arc weighed,
•who, in high places and in low. arc courageously
doing the dn.v work faithfully, patiently, and with
u bravery never excelled h.v mortal m a ti iu an\
If tie sure things were always a cer-
tainty the chances in the name of life
would be more favorable to the con-
But, In spite of the suffragette, the
husbandettg continues to be a useful
beast of burden, especially in the vicinity
of pay day.
Manipulating speculators have suc-
ceeded at various times in cornering al'
the markets of foodstuffs—except tho
grain of truth.
Mi*. Farrell having been appoinld presi-
dent of the United States Steel corpora-
tion, let Mr. Farrell consider himself
under a hoodoo.
It is next to Impossible to convince a
woman whose husband snores while he
bleeps that it is difficult for a man to do
two things at once.
, , , T!le mnn *bo Joes his duty from iion-
lllai lalt IS eniordllg' a degree of economy!"" a,|il conailentlouK motives neo.ls no
I— 'patting: on back. He who does right
for I lie sake of praise is neither hones!
SAVING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
Hoper hope lo the en.l of your rope,
Then struggle that rope to sever:
Slope, mope, and you'll fin.i good scope
To follow the trade forever.
Toil toil—your share of Uie spoil
Will come, some way or other:
Maybe in wealth, and maybe i„ health,
And maybe the love of your brother.
Give give—'tis the way to live.
If go'Xl sound sense can guide It;
Save—save—and not for Ihe grave;
But what you may need this side It.
Fight fight—with all your might,
Whenever the faits demand !t;
Cease-cease—brings cargoes of peace
from victory, when you land it.
Trust-trust-as indeed you must.
Ood in his varied dealings:
Wounds ho will give that your soul may
And then-attend to tho healing.
■Sooner or later the truth will prevail. The tor-
rent of falsehood about the tariff and the injurious
etleitg thereof will subside ultimately and the tren
oral judgment will he formed on a calm gurvev of
the question in all bearings. And the great nnjori-
ln public administration he is being severely eriti
vised especially by Democratic congressmen and
newspapers who accuse him of "cheese-paring."
laft is doing a wonderful work in regenerating
the departments of government, many of which are
still conducted under old, antiquated methods
which have nut been changed for a eentnrv.
Work is being done by baud and hundreds of
people are uselessly employed, where machinery
might be installed, and much better results secured
al a fraction of the cost.
laft has been introducing' new methods which has
saved the government millions of dollars a year.
lie is trimming appropriations of all useless aud
^ ou may not be able to borrow money
nor even an umbrella, but you can al-
ways borrow trouble—and you'll be wel-
come to Keep It. and you'll never be
asked to ghe It back.
with his wife's
4, ..<• .i \ iii. 'Hnti harbor bill no longer contains no-
' 0 A";,:n,-"n p,'opla Will reach ihe propria!ions for the dredging of streams wide ,
conclusion which has beer, emphasized before w' 1 stieains wlmli
the direct issue came up— that Ihe advantages of
protection outweigh the benefits of free trade, and
the\ will adhere to the system that has been tried
■«o thoroughly and found sure ami safe.
really ought lo be macadamized
, The president is making a good, useful public
officer, and his services ought lo be appreciated.
Xo doubt they will be before another two years roll
uf the suffragette
if* not entirely clear, but *
a man who doesn't sympathize
That Texans believe iu home industry
sti.l resent the incursion of foreiRn-born
babies into the state Is borne out by the
fact that fifty-seven sets of twins and
three sets of triplets were born in the
state in December.
Japanese newspapers say Japan s not
In financial condition to fight this or
am other country. Newspaper men know
that when their subscribers ate delin-
quent they are in no notion to coma
stress with more tax money for fight-
the ark of arkansas
The battleship Arkansas. <,w> of the
new dreadnoughts, will tak. the wate«-
en Jan. 14, but the ceremonies will no:
he graced by official participation of th?
proud Ozark state. She has been stab-
bed. bruised, maimed—is suffering from
mayhem of her finest feelinps.
Secretary Meyer of the navy depart-
ment, rejecting suggestions from Littl.i
Hock, arranged the program, and Gov-
ernor Donaghey has been moved to write
as follows to the secretary:
Our people had put themselves to
some pains to coneider a program
that would properly present to the
country not only their anprecitaion of
the act of naming this vessel for their
state, but which would manifest in
some fair measure the patriotic and
progressive spirit of our people, and
In this connection our General Assem-
bly. which is now about to convene,
was expected to make a generous pe-
cuniary provision. But it pleased you
to deprive her of the best opportu-
nity she has had presented to her
in fifty years to exhibit her pride
and patriotism on q scale that would
gratify her well-wishers.
Pitv a poor secretary: The
fcrence between ihe
In the name of the chrlstener. The gov
ernor named Miss Clarke daughter o|
Senator Clarke, while the secretary
named Miss Macon, daughter of Repre-
sentative Macon of Arkansas.
appears that Mr. Macon Is a most
*ant member of the house eommlttc
na\al nffairs, with whom it behoove
na\y department lo he on friendly t
Tho wrath of a gov
but it explodes at long
wrath of a congressman, denied an honor
for a member of lit, fimlly, ran blow orr
right In Washington.
Congressman \laeon is known as
A NOTE OF WARNING
If what ex-minister to Russia. Andrew
D. White, says Is true, and the gentle-
man has not up to this time earned a
reputation as an alarmist, it would be
tal ir.g time by the forelock for our "m-
inlgration and other authorities having
jurisdiction in the matter to begin pre-
paring a warm reception for the "Treat
horde of anarchists who are, according
to Mr. AVlnte, preparing to corro to
America, having been hounded out of
every European country.
"lie recent battle hi the city of London
between the police and tho anarchists
has moused the ire of Johnny Bull and
he as made up his mind to make Great
Britain too hot fo1* those citizens who
apparently believe that the only pleas-
ure In life consists In endeavoring to
return all things back to the original
state of chaos from which a certain
school of scientists would have us be-
lieve we have been evolved.
Mr. White is of the opinion that all
Kuror«, including England, having come
to the conclusion that tho anarchist was
bad and bad only, he must n?ov out
and the United States being the only
civilised country which has not yet been
driven to the same opinion concerning
these oeople. this Is the logical resting
place for their wearied bodies, and they
will therefore he coming by every ship
from this time on.
One reason advanced by M. While
for believing that the anarchist looks
upon the I nited States as a haven is
that wo regard murders so lightly.
The anarchist, who considers murder
as- a legitimate method of riddinj the
earth of any one not In accord with the
views entertained by their sect, naturally
looks with approving favor on a country
where murders arc apparently supposed
lo be an incident and where lawyer;
vtudv methods of evading laws rather
than how* to make them more effective:
he will consequently take kindly to our
Tn the coursevo£ his warning with re-
gard to these refugees from acros? the
water, the ex-minister offer* a sugges-
tion which it were well worth while for
our immigration officials to consider He
"Our government really seem? to
make no serious effort to prevent
their coming here. No examination of
doubtful characters made in our own
ports can he effective. The examina-
tions should he made at our con-
sulates abroad, where police records
can be obtained and where testimony
of value can he taken."
It appears to have been our policy in
the pa«t to adn.lt ninety and nine unde-
sltables rather than offend ont deserv-
ing Immigrant, and the methods suggest-
hlef dif- | cd by Mr. White carry with them tho en-
programs was i dorsement of common sense in dealing
w'th a vicious class of people with whom
no sort of treatment appears to be effec-
tive In bringing about a change of senti-
ment and purpose.
I«ong have we believed that the at-
mosphere of free America won' I by
some mysterious process or elimination,
in a f-w years, transform an anarchist
Irto a quiet, law respecting Miizon; nor
n o we yt t entirely willing to abandon
thi^ belief, despite the uninterruptel line
of failure that has characterized its trial.
Our atmosphere has done many mar-
velous thing*, but up to this time the
anarchist has resisted Its operation as
well as the good ofT.ces of every oth>r
endeavor exerted toward his transfor-
Tie appears to he the one being Imper-
vious to softening Inuflem e, and for our
own peace and «afolv of
twenty-five new ones, decreasing from
ws.noo.ooo to v>o.ooo.oo<'.
Mr. Schuette also challenges our ac-
count of the deposit guaranty muddle
following the suspension of the Columbia
Hank and Trust company, and draws in
fancy's colors a rosy picture of the bank-
Hut turn from Mr. Schuette's rain-
bow to the report of Commissioner
Voung, as summarized In a contempor-
OUTHIE, Okla., March 9.—Bank
Comlsslcner Young, in a report made
today on the defunct Columbia Bank
and Trust company of Oklahoma City,
places the bank's total liabilities at
$3,294,090. The total amount realized
from the assets is $2,078,541. Assets
on hand, $1,080,071. Commissioner
Young says he has paid liabilities
amounting to $2,688,607. He concedes
approved claims against the bank of
$1X1,NM, and shows that $606,667 is still
due the state bank deposit guarantee
fund, making a total of $740,471. In
addition, there are disputed liabilities'
of $22?.447, of which $210,000 is claimed
by surety companies, and1 which the
bank commissioner refuses to pay.
This would make the total disputed
and undisputed liabilities $%2,919. Pra<
tioally all of the state's guarantee de-
posit fund is tied up in the defunct
So there would have been a pretty
kettle of fish had the conditdon of that
fund started a run on some other l anks,
eh, Mr Schuette? Happy New Year,
As a m*>ans of attaining notoriety he
•as chosen the cheap and familiar one
<r affecting great zeal for technicalities.
ITe Is a professional protestant
tantly baying watchdog.
day lost In "which he doe., W1V
virtr ta moumenttl -i, u fl.r«itor th. m«n who hu no
and warlike as an equestrian statue. Hid 1 rights of others.
From Christian science.
ie was a time wueu, for reasons
foreign to the main question, mai.y
right-minded people In Colorado doubted
the wisdom that prompted the extension
f the franchise to women iu that state.
Colorado was then much younger than it
is now, and many things in Colorado
were much cruder than they are no v
Undesirable conditions in politics mad-
tho extension of full citizenship to women
a questionable privilege. Neither equal
suffrage nor those good women who
took advantage of tho oportunity it at-
focr'ed of enlarging their sphere of u. i •
fulness could Justly be blamed for tho
disagreeable results. For the time being
the wrong influences appeared to be in
control of the situation, and equal sut
frage doomed to failure.
It lias not yet worked out in an cn-
tirely satisfactory manner; but the Im-
portart vtage has been reached whero
intelligent and impartial people adnu*.
that whatever may be wrong with tho
franchise in Colorado, male suffrage is
as much at fault as female suffrage.
.Mere than that, we have the Denver
News holding that, notwithstanding
tin eats to repeal the law, "eijual suf-
frage is secure while any suffrage ex-
ists In this commonwealth;" and we find
that newspaper adding: "It would Ik-
easy to destroy the right of men (tn
vote) as to destroy that of women. In-
deed, If the latter were possible, a re-
striction or complete abrogation of ihe
former might soon follow."
Wo rue informed in plain terms by
this authority that there is no truth in
the assertion that the wonten of Colo-
rado and wearied of their citizenship re
sponsibillty. To the charge that only
selfish women politicians and rcc'tje -,
members of the sex are favorable to the
Mtfitiruar.ee of equal suffrage, the reply
is made ihat in nearly every home in
Colorado the sweet and wholesome worn
nn who presides as teacher and ex-
emplar of civic duty believes in the
rigi.t of women to take part in govern-
ment, and la exercising that right with
solemn regard for the things that aie
This is a good report, regardless of it-
bearing upon the suffrage questio,. m
general. But IU bearing upon the suf-
frage question in general will n-.it he
lost upon those Hie world over who, if
noneombatants, are deeply intei ea'ted
spectators of the contest. Nowhere has
the fight for equal suffrage been foug i
against greater discouragements than hi
lo, and nowhere, from present at*
pfirances, is a greater victory assured
It is good news that the club wonv-n
of the city have taken a determined
stand against the stiletto hatpin and
are preparing to wage a war of extermi-
nation upon it, says the N. Y. Globe.
I lie women themselves are manifestly
the ones who can most promptly and i
fecti\cly abate the abuse. And while it
has been a fertile field for the humorist,
and the protests against It have not been
taken seriously by many folks (not so
very long ago a club member of the
; Rentier sex got up and ridiculed the hat
Pin reformer at a public meeting), it !
an abuse, and one for which there i
The reform ladles may be very sur
that the men of tlie town will quietly ,
whatever they can to help tfie crusa I
along up to the point where their own
domestic peace is endangered.
No man. of course, can be expected to
alienate his wife's affections, even fo-
the sake of saving his eyes.
ure- must be taken to Impress this elas*
of criminals that America is by
an asylum for law-breaker;
nor a refug^
respe. t for the
I here was a young man named Lloyd,
Wh-j with the blind tiger ttoyd;
Ho wagered his cash
l" a manne:* quite rash,
lill his purte, liko his \ Tin Trn
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