The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 302, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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THE OKLAHOMA STATE G&FTTAJL FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 15, 1910.
The Oklahoma State Capital
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ANNOUNCEMENTS- LOGAN COUNTY
REGISTER OF DEEDS.
W. E. McKean, Register of Deeds of Marshall, announces
for renomlnation for the office of Register of Dee-ls In Logan
county, subject to the will of the republican party at the
primaries, August 2.
I am a candidate for Register of needs of Logan county,
subject to the will of the republicans at the August primaries.
C. R. YOUNG, Bear Creek Township.
I am a candidate for Resister of Deeds of Logan county on
the republican ticket, and ask the republicans of the county
to support me at the primaries, if after investigation, they
find me worthy. c. H. ANDERSON.
I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of
Register of Deeds of Logan county, subject to the will of the
republican voters at the primaries, August 2, 1910.
E. E. McGINLEY.
Ben Tillman says ho don't like Roosevelt. How
Messrs. Knox. MacVeagh, Baker and others insist
they never dreamed of resigning.
The New York graft probe is on. If it is anything
like the probes in Oklahoma, what's the use.
At all events, it's a cineh that the "full dinner
pail'' doesn't eome from the bucket shop.
CORRUPT AS HELL ITSELF.
By the way—lest we forget—what has been done
about the .*285,000 Oklahoma state fund deposit in
the Kansas City bank?
It will In* recollected that the state was receiving
but L' per cent for this money.
It will be borne in mind also that the bank in
which the $285,000 is deposited has as one of its
stockholders a brother of State Treasurer Menefee.
To bring- the thought nearer to you, just think of
what State Treasurer Menefee's brother is paying
for use of this money, and then think of the per cent
you have to pay for money borrowed.
Not one of you are borrowing money of any kind
for less than 5 per cent and more of you are paying
over 8 per cent than under.
And yet Stale Treasurer Menefee's brother pays
but 2 per cent—
To the state—
For money which each one of you tax payers have
as much interest in as does Jim Menefee.
Is this fair?
Is it just?
Is it honest?
Does any one think that Jim Menefee does not re-
ceive more than 2 per cent for that which at least
estimate should draw 5 per cent?
Evidently Mr. Menefee is not holding down the
State treasurer's job for salary and health alone.
In no other state of the Union could a condition of
this kind continue.
And this is but one of several plain cases of graft
that are being practiced on the tax payers.
Governments exist to protect the rights of the peo-
No government is respectable which is not just.
No government can long stand which brazenly robs
The corruption of our state government com-
menced with that of principles;—
It has long since arrived at the point of sorruption
Where will it end?
HOW MUCH MAY AN OGLED OGLE
According to Oliver Wendell Holm's,
who was an authority on other things
besides literature and medicine—
"Pretty faces framed in prett\ bonnets
are meant to be seen. All males have
the right of at least two distinct looks
at every comely female countenanco
without infraction on the rules of cour-
tesy or the sentiment or respect.'*
And If two looks a < permissible in
Puritanic Boston are not a few more
allowable for good measure in Okla-
homa and Its environs?
For that purpose arc Chantecler hata
and Dutch necks or open-work waist*
hut to he seen of men, and if 'he mas-
culine ghince strays to the face of the
wearer what Is the offense?
\\ hat the eye takes Is not stealing, and
it would appear indeed that a pretty
woman who is not the object of visual
attention by the men about her
has a just reason of complaint at the
Speaking generally, women possess a
perfectly effective weapon of defense
against unwelcome ogling.
They have meerly to ignore It to ac-
complish the end which only in rare in-
stances of offensive attention necessi-
tates the use of a husband's or brother's
STATE'S DEBT FAR IN EXCESS
OF CONSTITUTIONAL LIMIT.
NATION WIDE WAR WAGED ON HOUSE FLY.
It may be that all Oklahomans do not know that
over a month ago in Washington the American Civic
Federation began a nation wide war against that
pestilential little insect, the house fly.
The federation intends to use all sorts of means
Hope Is the thing
That plants the seeds;
But diggings what
Knocks out the weeds.
The trouble with most bright people Is
that they see their own greatness througn
an opera glass.
It seems that Mr. Roosevelt Was IT
everywhere exdftpt at the Vatican, but
here he rceived a Roman punch.
Ptomaine poisoning has made Its ap-
pearance in Ice cream in the east. It
will take more than this to deter the
brave from treating the fair.
The dark! s are waiting breathless
On the water-melon crop.
But we're waiting for Jeffries.
To make the "chocolate" drop.
We know a lady who writes down n
a book tho name of every cook she
cniolo-and now her library makes Dr.
Kill' f affair look like 30 cents.
We can never have cheap meat again,
say the packers and cattle raisers; this
will make vcgetarla .s out of the major-
ity of us.
"Have you ever found Oklahoma City
"No; I've always made it a rule to
git out of the town before all of my
money was gone.''
"Hello Teddy!" "Hello Gifford." was
the greeting between two American cele-
brities in Italy. "Wo shall have nothing
I to say." said Teddy a few days ago.
I How very characteristic.
| Just as the spring cleaning begins a
mysterious rumor gets into print that a
J Guthrie man dropped dead while beat-
ing a carpet, and the friend of man who
The stnte's debt is far in excess of thi
constitutional limit, made so by demo-
cratic party in power, creating etior-
nvjus Indebtedness that will make the| Parted it chucklcs o(Uy
taxpayers dig deep for years to come. _Q
Section 23 uf article HI of the eon- a young girl, incorrigibly given to slang,
stltntlon of Oklahoma provides thutl weIll wlth hLT moth,.r lo ,hp (uncrai „i
•the state may. to meet casual derti lta | „n ilunt. The dt.ai, w0,„an had been
or failure s In revenues, or for expenses | Blrikingly handsome in life, nrul hei
not provided for, contract debts but features plained all their attractive
such debts, direct anil contingent, I ,iesI "Hon- do you think Aunt Blanche
singly or in the aggregate, shall not,U oked?" asked the mother, when they
iit any time, exceed four hundred thou- h i,j viewed the corpse. Enthusiastic!!!
sand dollars." (lie child replied: "Dead swell, didn't
Section 24 provides that the state she, mother?"
may contract additional debt to repel! ^
Invasion, suppress insurrection or to
defend tho state in war.
Section 25 provides that except as
above specified no debt shall hereafter] whcn Oklahoma rily paid iso.nno <
CURT CAPITAL COMENTS
be contracted by or on behalf of tho
state, unless such debt shall be author-)
the removal of Governor Haskell's
I State Tribune to that city from
kogee, it bought the govern iv'a favor
ized bv law for some work or object,! , , ,
. .... . - .. _ . , the state capital removal, a-id now the
to impress upon the people tho Hastiness and dangeri ° " . '1 int ' '1 ' 1,1 "l . < Governor is taking steps to driver the
„ i T,o such law shall take effect, until it
of these winded magpotg, that bear from their bet!
of corruption ami their favorite habitats, germ laden
masses ot filth, disease and death to the children ot
That $,i,000,000 school fund was a tempting morsel
to the gang on guard and it is'rapidly dwindling.
An airship fell on a loaded auto in Memphis. That
suggests a danger from a direction heretofore con
Londtfh society is planning to spend about $15,000
000 in entertaining Roosevelt. Bet it will get its
Two Oregon women were blown out of bed with
dynamite. The "wild and wooly" is evidently tr\
ing to live up to its reputation.
A number of dead men have been found on New
York City's pay roll. Their "heirs'' have avoided
payment of an inheritance tax, too.
Yes, Chester, the weather man is working over
time in Oklahoma now, with view to giving us the
greatest crop year ever known.
The explorers reached the top of .Mount McKinley
without finding a single evidence of Cook's having
preceded them—not even a footprint in the snow.
The latest idiotic, pure d&mfool move of the state
administration is to offer boar pigs and state funds
for writings derogatory lo the people's interests.
The republican candidates for governor who have
teen shelling the woods have in many places been
given such welcome receptions as border onto ova-
A Richmond jailer, afraid that Eddie Fay, robber,
will make his escape, has placed him naked in a cell.
If he isn't careful Eddie will have his best Sunday
go to meetin's.
A Connecticut high school girl was forced to drink
kerosene anil eat soap at a Greek letter society initia-
tion. Some of the modern imitators of the ancient
Greek culture arc in a bad way.
A report from Jeffries' training eamp that he has
"Boh" Armstrong for a sparing partner because he
wants to get used to punching a black man is calcu-
lated to make Mr. Johnson feel cheerful.
Men who are willing to pay $50 a seat for the
purpose of witnessing the fight between Hon. Jeffries
and Hon. Johnson shoubi at least have the good
taste to refrain from complaining around home about
the high cost of living.
When the corporation commission goes into the
boar pig business to work up sentiment against the
interest of slate development it is about time to turn
the bores in the commission out to grass, greens,
garlic or some other brain food.
"On to Washington!" is the cry of aboir. 5,000
suffragettes. And L'ncle Joe Cannon deserves it
And lie will face the music as ever in the past—
vithout loss of a single heart beat.
no such law shall take effect, until it
shall, at a general election have been
submitted to the people and received
a majority of all votes cast for or
against it at such election.
There has been no occasion to repel
Anions other devices to impress upon the public a an invasion suppress an insurrection or J it" win be by laying
VERSE FOR TODAY
THE MAN WHO STRIKES OUT.
There are some who succeed because of
And wealth often purchases fame
here are thousands who struggle and die
in the end
For a taste of honest acclaim.
The man who needs cheer is the man
who lights on
Undaunted by sorrow or doubt
Oh, i wish 1 could cordially slap on the
Every man who steps up and strikes
The struggle's a queer one, we all must
As we hurry and hustle along;
And somebody's sighs and somebody's
Are drowned by the lift of our song
Cheer the man who succeeds, for he
But pity the man in despair—
The down-hearted fellow, who tries for a
And finds himself fanning the air.
—New York Press.
I'm tired of writing paragraphs, and
jokes and verse and stuff,
I wiint to b where the wind blows free
upon some mossy bluff,
I want to hear the line go "swish,'' '-hd
hum of the silvery reel.
The cork go under, then by thunder,
three pound trout to fetl,
1 want to hike along the pike and come
lo a rippling stream.
And lie down there, 1 don't care where,
To fish away and dream.
The arms of the trees they beckon me to
coine, cross the smiling fields.
'Cross the old rail fence where sweet
Each clover blossom yields.
Where the leaping trout flash in Jn-J
out as they jump Into the air,
Where the line goes "swish," l want to
fish, and I am going there'
—Phil 11. Armstrong.
low the people to vote as they de«ire
1 ut is he trying to bribe them with
boar pigs and other considerations.
Will he make the people ,« , .
prizes for their own undoing, or will he
dig into his capacious pocket and do t.ie
IF YOU WANT A BOAR SHOAT <>a
A BOOK OH A LITTLE CASH, TAKE
YOUR PEN. SHUT YOUR EYKS, CRfcj.
OSOTJ-; YOUR CONSCIENCE. AND
WRITE A DAINTY LITTLE LETTER,
TO JACK LOVE TELLING HIM wily
HE SHOULD BE CONTINUED u
POWER FOR THE PURPOSE OF
KEEPING CAPITAL OUT OF OKLA-
That's what the bribes are offered *
knowledge of the habits of Hies and the fulness of
their menace to the health and -o.nfort and happi-
ness of society, the moving picture Him will be made
Pictures of flies, enlarged to the size of a barnyard
fowl, will appear upon the screens of moving pic-
ture theatres, and will exhibit the filthy pests in all
their activities, from the secretion of dirt anil death
germs on the hairs that cover their legs to their in-
cursions into kitchens, dining rooms anil other places
where food is exposed and the depositing- of their
deadly freight upon the comestibles destined for
Dr. L. O. Howard, of the bureau of entomology.
lias recently called attention to the waste of money
occasioned by the apparent indifferenese of the pub-
lic toward the work of destroying flies.
lie declares that the people spend annually ten
million dollars for screens when they would succeed
in altogether getting rid of the insects if they would
follow rigidly the rules laid down by boards of
health in up-to-date cities, anil in various states, and
would I bus avoid the necessity of screening.
It is to be hoped that the authorities in all towns
and cities, and the good housewife on the farm, will
do their duty in the crusade.
It will of course be up-hill work to get citizens to
realize the inportanee and case with which the flv
can be disposed of, but by persistent hammering tin-
brains of the people will finally be impressed to lend
strenuous cooperation in the work.
Some there be who think a corporation lawyer
must be a rascal. This L not true. A corporation
lawyer may be a rascal. Any kind of a lawyer may
be a rascal. Hut a lawyer can be, and most general-
ly he is, a straight, honest man. whether he is a cor-
poration lawyer or not. A city attorney, a city
clerk, or a city officer of any department is not
necessarily a thief. Not at all. In fact, while there
are a few who go wrong, the majority arc good,
straight men. A mayor of a city is not a bad man
by virtue of his office. If a bad man is elected
mayor, he will likely be a bad mayor. A man is not
a thief because he may not see all thing's as we s -e
them. There are two sides to all questions. And
in many public matters there may be honesty on
both sides. The different methods of procedure mav
involve 110 dishonesty. There is neither rhyme nor
reastrn in charging moral depravity to a man who
may differ with you.
defend the state In war, nor lias any
law providing for state debt been sub-,
mitted to a vote of the people, vet at!
the present time the state debt of Ok-j
lahoma is more than five times the
amount fixed bv section 23 of the con-1
The state capital will remain i*t
Guthrie. Mark that down. Nobody else
wants it but Oklahoma City, and the
only way Oklahoma City wi l ever get
>ut a string of ad-
ditions thirty miles long and annexing
it.- El lteno American.
Ill-gotten gains were
stay with the parties a>
Tills little proverb would
Oklahoma City had better look to her
laurels. Tulsa has just landed a $100,001
t' n story hotel and has other high things
booked for development in the near fu-
The report that l'J-cent chicking mark
a record In Chicago comes as a surprise
to Tulsa householders who have been
paying that price and even 20 to 22 cent;
a pound for months past. Possibly an
investigatlon of tho local meat trust
would be a good thing.—Tulsa World.
Chlckasha's f>00 boosters are starting
out with many good promises. They
have contracted with a Cincinnati gen-
tleman, Charles C. Kirkpatrlek, who has
had years of experiesce in business
building and ho will no doubt meet tho
expectations of the live wires of thai
A few days ago word was sent out
from Pittsburg that women stenugrap -
ers were to be replaced by men in soma
of the railroad offices in that city, it
was explained that the girls were in th<j
habit of Kitting married when they hid
become efficient stenographers, and also
the objection was made that they were
not competent to qualify for higher pj. *
Here In Chicago railway officials who
were interviewed on the subject gave .t
as their opinion that the women stenoj.
raphers could not be dispensed with; that
they were more trustworthy than m. a*?
stenographers, and that even if they dl.1
get married that was no reason w y
war should be made on them generally.
Then came a report from lltdlanpo ;s
concerning the arrest of six coal .leal r.i
on charges of having defrauded the city.
It was explained that a young woman
stenographer had given the information
which led to tho arrest. In Chicago
women senographcrs are highly appr :-
a ted. In Pittsburg they are not wanted.
In Indianapolis they expose graft h
this to be regarded as another indht-
nient of Pittsburg business methods?
The public is at liberty to draw its own
Meanwhile tho women stenograph* f
may be depended on to continue to till a a
important place in the world of commei e
| and lo fill it well. There are other linos
In which men may be useful. Women
I have proved to be especially capable aj
I stenographers, and, as a general prop.,-
Ultlon, they may be said to exert a «<"<1
influence in offices where they are em-
ployed, Pittsburg may not want them,
fclsewher* they will continue to flour-
ish. -Chicago Times-Herald.
stitution as the maximum limit forh 0ma City's attempt to st al th
legal state debt. j . jpltai from the people a i l use
On November 30, 1909. the official a financial proposition in tl;« interest of
records of the state show that .here her r.il estate men. No schemers can
was outstanding $1,460,000 in state'„se the state capital proposition as a
bonds, and $1.615.j 51!.61 In warrants, a j noil for the amusement of speculators.—
total of $3,0*5.552.61. There was at| Shawnee n«-ws.
this same time in the slate treasury ! —o—
the sum of $1,066,420.77 Deducting the' If Governor Haskell promised the
amount of cash on hand from the out- Guthrie committee to give tivni a hcar-
standing warrants and bonded indebt- hig before he signed t i.- proclamation
edness leaves a net at that time of ;< tiling a special election for the capital
$2,009,131,84 This has undoubtedly j location, and broke faith with Them, i:
been considerably increased since then. uas> an act of "perfidy and dlsii mor.'*
It is also interesting to note in this Put don't justify Guthrie in ••wailing.'"
connection that there is still an un- ,;rip yourselves like men and g after
expended balance of appropriations votes; there Is no evidence th.it y« u
made by the regular sslon of tho flr-t 1 v' " aMV better ready to land a major-
All Oklahoma cities are giving the
professional beggars the "move on" or-
der. Oklahoma City has gone so far as
to require persons who wish to sell shoe
strings, pencils, etc., on the streets to
to Okla- j secure a permit. By this means it can
btate i be determined whether the parties are
:l tls j deserving or not.
and second legislatures of $3,244,:>36.S9.
Add to this the Sl.J4 7.746 appropriated
at the extraordinary session of the
second legislature gives the total of
$4,492,081.89 appropriated in addition to
the amount of the ?t;«te debt.
WHERE HAS THE MONEY GONE?
TAXPAYERS WANT ANSWER.
When Cassius M. Rambo, six years treas
urer of Oklahoma territory, retired from
that position and turned his money
over to a democratic state administra-
tion In the f ill of 19(>7, he included in
the money so turned over the stim of
$•*>74,139.37 accumulated public building
fund from the rental of state lands.
Since statehood was Inaugurated
there has been added to the Rambo
fund the s 'm of $150,000 in receipts tlvc
total from that
A great railroad manager whs once asked by Preai-
lent Roosevelt how he succeeded in so happily man-
aging his railroad and replied: ".Mr. President,
when I employ a man the first time I am not to
blaine if a mistake is made, but if I employ hint the
second time, it is my mistake.''
.Mr. CiinVeiric advises youn^ men to pick a home
irirl when seeking a wife. Correct. Anybody de-
liberately selecting otherwise would be around de-
manding a medal.
Seventy-six thousand farmers now own automo-
biles. Revival of the "back to the farm'' outcry is
now partly explained.
fron> lands, making
source of $724,129.37.
During the past weok. however, State
Auditor M. R. Trapp refused to pay
any more vouchers on the public fund
for the good reason that it is all gone!
And n big deficit Is being created. I ci
"Within the next week $7"0,000 in f,,
warrants w'll be issued against the j to
public building fund to meet a myriad j m<
of bills coming in against it. which of
course constitutes a mortgage on th<
public building fund receipts of the of
future for many many years, and In tive
addition the legislature, in recent need-j "Sim-
less special session, also authorized, tion t
the issuance of $1,500,000 of similar of the
warrants ngainst this same fund, swell- | the st
ing the mortgage to *2.250,000. How d
the taxpayers like ii
BOYS AND G'RLS
The carious papers in the
much about the cotton, com.
et.'ihle, mule, hog and cattle
that is all well enough, hut the most lin - ja
pnrtant and valuable crop rais d on tho 8
farm, !s not much talked about—that is.'c
the boys and girls. They are growing!1
fast nro you giving them the proper P
cultivation and training, are they b Ing n
raised In the way that will L?est prepare appeal
them for the responsibilities®f life soon: | it fr->
will be the pillows or directors both | iioma
Ity of the votes in three years from now
than on the 11th day of next June. Any-
way you came near being in the chunip
class when you believed that Haskell
would give you a chance to get out an
injunction. For once take advice from
outside friends and get on your flglujng
togs and stop sobbing.—Mulhall Enter-
The mass meeting of Thursday n'.ght
was announced by C. G. Jones, who told
of the early clay experiences he encoun-
tered in the fight for the location ot
tho capital in Oklahoma City. "The
campaign is not a new proposition to
tho nld-timers,'" s.t.d .Mr. Jones, "as it
started over 20 years ago, and has been
continued to the present time. During
the first session of the first territorial
legislature, of which I was a reprenenta-
bill was passed which located
the capital at Oklahoma City, but
never passed the veto of the governor.
We had some lively times in those days.
We worked and fought, but the capital
was never located. The executive com-
mittee of the campaign for Oklahoma
City has announced the mass meeting
Thursday night, and now it is uP
you real estate men to get to that
eting and help boost."—Oklahoman.
'he Buffalo Beacon, the official paper
Harper county, owned by Representa-
3 Henry L. Vogle, says editorially
governor has called an elec-
e on the permanent location
of the state capital every voter in the
the state should express his preference
in tho matter. Guthrie, Oklahoma City
j and Shawnee are the candidates for tho
■ 11 favor, and their frl nds will present their
BEST CROP, I < Iaiin with proper for. If there was
the state writ.- an-v wa> to d° It the whole scheme shoui I
corn, fruit, veg- be quaslnd at this time because It re-
attle crops, an I pudlates the provisions of the enabling
vhi.li, by our totes, we accepted in
faith. But as ther^ is now in
e but to vote on the proposition,
paper shall favor Guthrie us the
anent location. While we have
ng against t ie other cities. Shawnee
us out-of-the-way when looking at
Th1 people of Wichita, Kansas, nr.-
asking for a law to keep beggars off tne
streets of that city. How different in
Lawton! Here we are kept so bu«.
dodging automobiles and side stepping
other evidences of prosperity, that w
haven't time to notice beggars. Don'?
beli-ve we have any.—Bill Sterrett, in
the Lawton Republican.
A LUCID VIEW.
An we understand the matter. II may
hp a wrong understanding, but It U
hunen lust the fame. As we undo:- I
stand the matter, and our understanding
I, as good to us as other people s under-
standing is to them; as betore said, is
we understand the matter, and it ap-
pears clear and lucid as any propositi,.,!„■
can appear at such a distance, as
understand the matter, the l'ope was
atraid Teddy didn't have any more senso
than Fairbanks.—Lawrence Gazette.
tact In this from the Chickasha
"There is a good deal of rivalry over
the city in the matter of gardms. Everv
woman says her truck patch is th >
Get woman's ire worked up to out do
and she will do—or be able to give a
plausible reason why she didn't.
Owing to a request on tho part ot
sev ral high schools entered, for more
time, the Southeastern Inter-High School
track meet has been postpon-d until May
.. The season also, has been very un-
fav irable for training thus far, and this
form of athletics is so new among the
high schools of this section that it has
seemed advisable to allow all the time
possible for training.
The owner of Oklahoma's first aero-
plane is A E. Gilkey of chickasha. Mr
Gilkey is not only a master of a craft in
air but of one in the water as well, tlm
"Queen of the Washita," the prettiest
launch in Oklahoma. And girls, would
you believe it? He's a bachelor of sev-
eral years standing, "ai," (that's the
familiar cognomen by which he Is known
associates) can fly through the
a bird and skim over the water
like a drake. That trite saying, "There
arc a, good fish In the sea as were ever
■ aught.■■ h,„i design upon Just such fel-
lows as Al, when given to the literary
THE LADY FROM MISSISSIPPI.
One of the secret terrors «t the Old-
fashlnned young Man in polities is, we
understand, the lady lobbyist. In tlia
novels and playB which he affects, this
handsome, unscrupulous creature. "play-
Ins tor high stakes," bowls over sen-
ators and representatives with ''r
charms and gets mysterious things rl"M
to the bills In which she I* "Interested• ,
Impeccable youth dreads her as a secret
undermining force which will let all
sorts of naughty things into the armed
camp of his good resolutions.
Fortunately tor the welfare of the nu-
merous Yale men i" politics, this cul-
ture is gradually passing from the boards.
She has been so widely advertised that
the swish of her silken skirts servos
a warning rather than a decoy. On'y
where political traditions are conserva-
tlv as in the south, does this lady of
wiles persist in her career.
In Mississippi, for example, she is in
all her old-time glory. In the big legis-
lative bribery scandal which has blov\n
open there, the reporters—true to the
best reportorial traditions have de- ^
scribed her in their dispatches as "tho
mysterious woman.'• Placed on the wit-
ness stand and quizzed as to her occu-
pation, she replies with a defiiant toss
of her handsome head. "Bookkeeping,
handling real estate and selling Missis-
sippi senators." It was her melodramatlo
task to feel out the "weak senators" anl
see if they could be "reached." Scandal
upon scandal has she served up. Per-
haps by her very recklessness she ha4
killed tho career for her sisters and writ-
ten herself down as the last uf the lady
TO POISON THE MINO.
ii Is left for the stale of Oklahoma to
bribes to the
peopi, for the pur-
pose of having them poison the minds of
the public against capital.
A man named Love, who, unfortunately
for the great gnod of this state, was
elected a member of the cororatlon
commission, is offering boar pigs, tjooks
and money priZP, t0 those who will write
I'.e "best articles telling why the con-
stitution should not be amended in the
matter of section 9 article 9.
This clause of the crazy, power-mad
basi. i,iu, prohibits one railroad fro-n
purchasing another, and other inlmi. j|
II is Impossible to gel foreign capital
part of the state Okla . Intercstc.I in Oklahoma railroad building
pail or ti,, sta o, Okla w„h |hlg |RW or)
enjoying such a boom that i Tlje g(
, shame to hamper it by | nioter. I
capital th re. If En
take of inserting this
nor, himself a railroad pro-
privately admitted the mia-
ln church and state, the destiny of na- j it would be
tions will b® upon their shoulders. This I locating the st;it
bring the CSSS, how careful we ought tO I could have gotten '"to the race t h' •1 ^. " ... " ' "" 'u
, „ | stubborn or too something to state nut,
be in tio-.r training, both mentally and I northwestern part of the state would n • L. ,lv
but is to.
morally and phy
save our nation.
Scrlbb'er—My novel has been tun
down ,v .'ti publishers and yet I I
a boundless faith In It." S rawb
"Well, I hope you'll eventually succ
in ^ ti ing it bound."
doubt have favored that
nearness, and this is on<
for favoring Guthrie nov
iving to its
f our r
Some of the
the concentration of
thed In copper, a
lightning and fo
the sun's heat.
amendment is to come before tho
people In June for i onmd&tation. Everv
man who dsires to see moro railroads
constructed in the state is in favor of
Chairman Love of the corporation com
mission i« nr rely it servant of the pen-
pic—and should be Rood enough to al-
A YOUNG MAN'S STATE.
Oklahoma is a better state today than
it has ever been, and that Is saying a
gre.it deal, its people stand at the por-
tals w ith hands of welcome < xtendea to
the desirable citizen seeking a home
within ll:i borders. They know success
awaits the newcomer, because they have
won their way, and only a few years
ago they were newcomers. An Oklahoma
editor told one of his friends, after he
had been there one year, that he wns
ashamed of himself because he was not
worth $100,000 by that time. He said ua
believed he was the only man in tows
who was worth less than that.
That is just «iie way things go in thai
state There is so much opportunity
standing around the street corners that
a man can't escape It, if he is at all
i n< i ret The treason there remain so
many opportunities this long after lis
statu began to grow is because it hm
less than half Its growth now. Realizing
that it can support as intensive popula-
tion as the central states, it is found
there is still room for twice as many
ptopl as now reside there. The popula-
tion now is estimated at 1.7")0,000 There
w ill be more than r>,(*M),ooo when whit '
may fic considered full settlement is in-
Oklahoma Is a young man's state. The
young men are holding the places of
trust and the high places in the business
world. Being a new state it naturally hai
a larger percentage of young men, and
they are showing what is in tii^m rh."1^
know other young men "Can do as wt l
as they have. Hence It behooves tin
young man to Investigate. lOvery young
man drenms of the day when he wil1
have a fortune. More such dreams havi
come true in Oklahoma in the sami
length of time than In almost any state
in the Union Our advice Is to look th«
subject over It costs little to do 'hai
•Hid the results may be Just what H
desired. The Southwest Trail.
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Greer, Frank H. The Oklahoma State Capital. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 21, No. 302, Ed. 1 Friday, April 15, 1910, newspaper, April 15, 1910; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc128169/m1/4/: accessed May 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.