The Weekly Examiner. (Bartlesville, Indian Terr.), Vol. 12, No. 22, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 4, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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BY THE EXAMINER CO.
THK EXAMINER Is published every Sat-
urday morning at Bartlesville, Indian Ter-
ritory, and has been admitted by the Pos-
tal Department for transmission through
_t_he_inaHs as second class mutter.
THK h.XAMINKIt Is the oldest newspaper
published In the oil (lolds of Indian Terri-
tory and it clrci «*fs extensively among
oil operators and people Interested In and
identified with the petroleum Industry.
The Examiner covers a wide area of the
Cherokee and Osage nations,and advertis-
ers find It unexcelled as a medium by
which to reach the public with their an-
nouncements. Advertising rates furnished
8UBSCUIPTION PRICE One Dollar a Year
invariably in advance. Paper Is always
discontinued at expiration of subscription.
Remit by bank draft or postal order to
Thk Examiner Oompast, Bartlesville.
T- CHA8. E. HAYWOOD. Manager.
with a strong following and will a >. /xnr\rn p« • «
make a valliant fight for the nom- MAIL ORDER EVILS
i nation. mmju.
I in: I I'liiH'xsoc man who asks1
legislation barring peck a-l oo'
waists ought to wear blinders.
Tom Tagoart could not lie any '
more reluctant to quit that cam-!
paign committee jolt if he was a!
SOME COGENT ARGUMENTS IN
FAVOR OF HOME TRADING.
The late "amalgimation" of the
two local Republican clubs was a
case of the lamb ami the lion" lin-
ing down together the lion in
side of the lamb for once.
SATURDAY AUGUST 4
RBfVBLICAX it A HMOS 1
How sweet it is for brethren to
dwell together in peace and har-
mony! The unification of the two
Republican clubs was inevitable
and came as a surprise to no one
who is at all conversant with local
politics. It had to be; there was
no other way out of the dilemma.
Concessions, both galling and hu-
miliating. had to be made, if only
to accomplish a temporary result.
It would never do for politicians
from all over the new state to visit
Bartlesville and find Republicans
divided into rival factions and the
leadership of our candidate for
congress disputed and discredited.
The majority element of the party
found itself in a place where no
other expedient remained but to
humble itself and bare its neck to
mailed foot of the triumphant mi- !
nority, a suppliant for niercv and i
forbearance. The Roosevelt Re
publicans in the beginninghad de-
manded a square deal and a cour- 1
teous recognition at the hands of
the party organization. For their
temerity they were summarily ex-
•comniunicated in a bull issued by
the editor of the partv organ, de-
nied the sacrament and forbidden
to enter the sanctuary. Thereup-
on they hurled defiance at the
"machine and proclaimed an or-
ganization of their own. Then
they were recognized, but only as
a menace to Republican success,
and as a thorn in the flesh,
by the old organization. They
Jiiade a firm stand for what they
declared their principles and as-
serted themselves a formidable
power in politics. Although the
.minority element, the Roosevelt
crowd has at last forced the major-
ity to kneel supinely in the dust.
They made good their bluff and
raked in the chips. And now,
^ ke the prodigal son, they have
been received with affectionate
demonstration and apparently all
has been forgiven. The fatted
calf has been carved anew and the
choicest morsels bestowed on the
wayward ones- The Bartlesville
Republican club has been reorgan-
ized and the Roosevelt crowd has
captured the secretaryship and a
majority of the executive commit-
tee membership, which gives it
control of the machine. The old
crowd have "harmony" for theirs.
But the brand of harmony that
now prevails among the Republi-
can hosts is only superficial in
character. It is merely a thin
veneering which fails to conceal
an undercurrent of suspicion, dis-
trust and a hatred bred of humili-
ation. The old machine element,
although its end has been attained,
is figuratively kicking itself while
waiting for a favorable opportun-
ity to hand the victorious Roose-
veltains a hot package. The lat-
ter are distrustful, suspicious,
watchful. Their gleaming dag-
gers have disappeared from their
hands to repose in their
sleeves until at the first semblance
of treachery when they will again
flash in the sunlight.
But all on the surface is ''har-
mony" with a capital H. The
popular terms once bandied back
and forth between the warring
factions have been eliminated from
the Republican lexicon. No more
do we hear the familiar appela-
tives, "carpetbagger," "insur-
gents," "squaw-men," "eastern up-
start," "twelve-year-old, etc., nor
is anything more said of the
"square deal." All is harmony,
harmony, harmony—on the sur-
A kansas editor who is touring
Europe "writes entertaininglv of
Hamgurg," according to an ex-
change. But it's a threadbare
subject Mr. Upton Sinclair beat
him to it.
mR- Roosevelt declares em-
phatically he will not be a candi-
date for re-election and that under
no circumstances or conditions
will he accept the nomination.
But an "emphatic declaration"
sometimes means nothing.
That trembling of the earth in
the vicinity of Bartlesville last
Monday evening was not occas-
ioned by a seismic disturbance.
It was caused merely bv Colonel
Clarence 13. Douglas marching
down Second street to the strains
of martial music.
To an observer it appears the
late Roosevelt Republican club
was neatly taken in and done for,
after it had been read out of the j
! party by the party organ. But
the "prodigals" claim they have
profited vastly by the deal.' They
have secured recognition and ob-
tained control of the machinery
which, by gum. they will run or
learn the reason why.
Money Spent with Local Dealer Goes
to Swell Prosperity and Promote
Progress of Local Community,
with Benefit to All.
Mk. J. R. Smiley, late editor
oi \\ etmore's Journal, a St.
Louis weekly publication devoted
to mining, petroleum production
and kindred industries, has accept-
ed an editorial position with the
Examiner. Mr. Smiley is a
thorough newspaper man—a
master of his profession from the
ground up, and with his assistance
it is hoped to make vast improve-
ments in the Examiner. E. E.
Sutton, who has been with the
paper for the past twelve months,
and whom Mr. Smiley succeeds,
has taken a position with an oil
The "Uncle Josh" News of
this city, a guttersnipe sheet which
emanates from behind a manure
heap on Keeler avenue, is appar-
ently distressed, nay, even grieved
because the Examiner copies from
a leading Oklahoma Democratic
newspaper an article which de
clares for a Democracy in the new
state undetiled by the virus of
Populism. It is to be expected
that such a declaration would be
distasteful to a political mongrel
who is a Democrat on the surface
and a Kansas populist under the
subsoil. It would pain the Ex-
aminer deeply to know that it had
printed something which might
be construed as heretical, even by
the type of statesmen who, en-
throned upon dry goods boxes,
evolve fine-spun theories for the
saving of the country while their
wives are flogging washboards on
the back porches at home.
B. P. 0. ELKS.
The Retailers' Journal, of Chicago,
prints the following, pointing out the
advisability of citizens of a commu-
nity doing all In their power for the
encouragement and support of home
"Prom your side, Mr. Consumer,
who think it to your advantage to
patronize mail order concerns, may
come reasons which would seem to
justify your course. You may say of
your local merchant: 'He doesn't
keep the goods,' or 'He sticks it on
in price.' Replying to these objec-
tions, let us ask: Do not you expect
too much of your local dealer? Do
you give him a fair chance to put
himself right with you? When you
go to him for a small amount of any
commodity, and expect him to give
you the advantage of whole-package
prices, are you giving him fair treat-
ment? Try him on this proposition,
and see how it works: Buy of him
in quantity as you do of your mail
order house, and see if you don't get
the benefit of lot prices. Try him
on standard articles, on which the
mail order house can have no unfair
advantage in the test. Do this and
you will find that your despised home
nifrrhant can hold his own against
the seductive allurements of catalogue
"And, again. Mr. Consumer, we
would ask: What guaranty have you
that your mail order purchases are in
spection proof, or what assurance
have you that errors and shortage?
will be easily and speedily rectified?
These are incidents of the mail pur
chasing scheme which must be taken
"Another deplorable phase of the
mail order system which occurs to us
at this time is the awkward position
in which you, Mr. Consumer, maj
And yourself when once you have ai
lied yourself with the catalogue con
cerns. You fall into the habit of so
liciting trade for them among your
neighbors and friends, thereby consti
tuting yourself an unpaid emissarj
of a power that Is undermining th«
stability of your local institutions and
sapping the life current of your home
community. That a resident shoulc
thus operate against the best Inter
ests of his own neighborhood is a
sad commentary of the loyalty anc
foresight of our peopre.
"It is of great convenience to havf
at hand a list from which to select
names and prices of commodities yot
desire to purchase, and then simplj
write them down and mail your order
but you pay for the convenience. Yot
also pay for a great many articles yot
do not really need. That Is where th«
catalogue gets in its work.
"Your local dealer is, as a rule
ever on the alert to please you and
anxious to hold your trade. He maj
not at all times be prepared to sup
ply your every need. Hut if you wil
be reasonable with him and stand as
ready to help him as he is to heir
you, it is safe to say that he wil,
make amends for any seeming over
sight or remissness.
"The profits of your home dealer gc
to swell the prosperity and promote
the progress of your section. Tote
fair with him: give him the encour
agement of your patronage; strength
en him with your cash instead of send
ing it away to mail order houses, and
the results will be sure to repay you
and redound to your everlasting
BOVIflRD & SEYFAHG MFG. COMPANY
BARTLESVILLE, INDIAN TERRITORY
Drilling and Fishing
==~ Tools -
. . & ^ Electric Boilers and Engines
a Jlfc I1"0" ,V/Un ' PumP'"£ 0utfits, and Iron Sucker R
Agents for Wilhamsport Wire Sandlines and Drilling (
Waterbury Manila Bolt Cables
Let us figure your bill for Outfit and Oil Well Supplies.
COMPLETE DRILLING OUTFITS FURNISHED PROMPTLY
PHONES | £?FICK 34
I Warehouse 194
New Maps of the Cherokee-Osage Oil Field
tlmtftcourntely covers the entire field In ti,, r. ONIA MAP that
WHALEY & HICKEY.Ci.il Engine 93.M tericj„ Blfc, Bartlesville. Ind.'fer"
smeared both the church and .'rave-
stouees that the former had to be re-
painted and the latter scrubbed to
avoid suits for damages and the oper-
ators want to avoid a repetition. The
well of Bell & Snowden is only a few
feet from the graves and when the
shot goes off there is likely to be a
rattling of dry bones. If they want
to drill «ny more on that lot either
the chureh or the graves wiH have to
move out, and this may be done, for
the oil men will move heaven and
earth to get oil, and would probably
move the dead." You can't stop
them. Territory in that neighborhood
h scarce and hard to get as shown in
the ease of the church and it is not to
be wonaered at that Doctor Phelps, of
Casey secured a lease of the Walker
school bouse lot, up the road, half a
mile north from the church, where he
has wist finished a well than filled a
250 barrel tank in fifty hours. Lock
wood & Kison are just finishing a
f«°d looking weU in their No. 4 on
U-" koaerick, section 7, Union town-
ship, Cumberland county.—Oil Citv
is unusually prevalent at this season and fever and ague
begm an active campaign, Fortify yourself against
these ills and thereby escape a protracted spell of sick-
ness. VVe carry all the standard proprietary chill tonics
pay particular attention to the compounding of
™dw?u T ^?nt,Shakeand shiver, butSune to Cs
■ md \\l ml, quickly place you on your feet.
Tiieke is a New York agitator
so anxious to debate with Mr.
Hryan that he offers $10,000 for
the privilege. He says all the
money shall be untainted.
Joseph LaIIay, of Claremore,
lias entered the lists as a candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
representative in congress from
the Third Oklahoma district. Mr.
Lallav is a popular attorney and
one of the Cherokee nation's fore-
most citizens. He enters the race
Local Lodge of "Bert People on Earth"
an Assured Fact.
That a local lodge of the Benevo-
leut and Protective Order of Elks will
be established in Bartlesville within
the next thirty or sixty days seems
now to be an assured fact
Attorney John E. I'almer, who has
been the leading spirit in the effort to
bring about this'result, stated to the
hxam.ner yesterday that in company
?na u-r;,- ' , ^ULton' Fr °k Bucher
and William Johnstone, he had prac-
tically completed all of the Prelimina-
ry arrangements for the installation
of the lodge and that all that now re-
mained to be done was to make ap-
plication to the grand lodge for a
There will be twenty-five charter
members and after the lodge has been
installed suitable quarters will be se-
cured as a club room. The amount of
the initiation fee has not yet been de-
UPOiJ' bUt WiH be aDUOUD(-'ed
The Elks form one of the most pop-
ular secret orders in America. Its
growth has been phenominal and the
abreviated title of "B. P. O. E." has
jong since become eynonamous with
the best people on earth." The new
lodge will add a most delightful ele-
ment to the social features of Bartles-
"In organizing the new lodge," Mr.
i aimer said, "our aim is to make it
representative of the high purposes
of the order, and the membership will
include most of the professional and
business men of Bartlesville."
—J. J. Bonner, a well known oil
man of Sisterpville, W. Va., was
killed last Saturday mornfng while at
work for the Mars Oil and Gas com-
pany, at an oil well three miles west
of Casey, 111. While the workmen
were engaged pulling rods the machine
colapsed, killing the unfortunate man
To Cool Off His Temper.
A certain farmer, having got him
self disliked on account of his quar
relsome habits, the other farmers de-
cided one night to cool him down a
At midnight the farmer was dis-
turbed by a voice shouting: Your
horse is stolen."
The irate farmer hurried on his
clothes, and hastening to the door
asked: "Which way has he gone'"
"Toward B—," replied one of the
Another offered the loan of a horse
he bestrode, which offer the sleepy
farmer accepted. After riding all
night he found himself at daylight
next morning riding his own horse
Seek Popular Scotch Minister.
The most sought-after minister In
Great Mritain just now is Rev. Andrew
Boyd Scott, of Paisley, Scotland He
was asked to succeed Dr. John Wat-
son at Liverpool, but declined. He
now has a call to the largest I'nlted
Free Church in Glasgow, and he is
also talked of as successor to Rev.
Hugh Black at St. George's, Edln-
The Casey District.
Operations on the old leases in the
Casey field continue as usual, with
good results as a rule, but uu. aud
then a light pumper is found, a drv
hole being a rare article. Efforts to
extend the tield except in the south-
east in the direction of Robinson have
thus far met with failure. The fever
at the Long Point church broke out
again a f ;w days since, when J-|| x-
Snowden, of Oil City, started their
No. 4 on the three-quarters of an acre
lot of the church, which was irnmedi-
ately followed by Mallory Brothers &
Stewart hauling in the stuff to offset
it, just across the road on the north
and right against the fence, in iine
with the two others that had preceded
it. I he two wells just drilled are
ready for the shots, only waiting for
the wind to blow from the courch and
the graves, as the former shots ho be-
CREEL WAS DISCHARGED.
No < ate Against Young Man Arrested
by Officer Cowell.
The case against James Creel, who
was arrested by Officer Cowell shortly
after % o'clock Wednesday evening on
charges of drunkeness,. disorderly con-
duct and resisting an officer, was
thrown out of court when the case
came up before Mayor Sidell Thurs-
The arrest created considerable ex-
citement on the street on Wednesday
evening, the officer having been fol-
lowed by a large crowd of citizens who
protested that the arrest was unwar-
ranted and that the officer used unn-
necessary force.in landing his prisoner
in jail. Creel's friends immediately
put up a cash forfeit of $2o for bis ap"-
pearance in court and the trial was
set for it o'clock Thursday mornin", but
was postponed by the mayor until 2
o clock in the afternoon in order to
allow Officer Cowell time in which to
Owing to the fact that there has re-
cently been some criticism as to the
overzealousness of the members of the
police force the Creel case excited
more than usual interest and when the
trial was called his attorneys had
some two dozen witnesses who were'
ready and apparently anxious to tes- I
tify in his behalf. Owing to the ab-
sence of the prosecuting attorney the
city was represented by Attorney J.
E. Palmer. Officer Cowell testified
that Creel was intoxicated and used
profane language. He stated that he
had thrown Creel down upon the side-
walk in front of the Almeda hotel and 1
had chocked him into submission. I
Ihere was no corroborating evidence
to sinstantiate the officers charges
against Creel and at the suggestion '
of Acting City Attorney Palmer, the
defendant was released from custody.
H. H. Montnomery, who acted as
Creel's attorney, did not find it neces-
sary to call any of the witnesses who
were present to testify in behalf of his
Another Stanfiuld Outbreak.
United States Attorney Stanfield, of
the Northern district, seems to be liv-
ing the strenuous life and again the
infelicities of his domestic menage are
paraded before the public gaze. The
Vinita Leader this week relates the
following incident of the Stanfields'
troubles: "Mrs. W. S. Stanfield was
arrested Sunday night and taken to
jail charged with disturbing the
peace. Mr. and Mrs. Stanfield live in
one of Preston Davis' houses and
Sunday night it seems that they had a
quarrel which became so violent that
the city police were called In. Before
Mrs. Stanfield could be taken she
broke several mirrors, smashed dish-
es, etc. She was released from jail
the next mojnlng under guard and
plead not guilty before Mayor Shan-
5"/?e Eureka Drug' Store
T- A. FINDLEY. Manager
American National Bank
Bartlesville, Ind. Ter.
Capital and Surplus, (over> j,00 000
Deposits' (over) $400,000
Resources, (over) $500f000
Officers and Directors
W. l. Norton, President. J. S. Ousnx, Vice-President *• b- u
B. K. (tKANTIER, Assistant Oa.hier. £ S""'
O. 8. Mat son. J. \y. Perry.
"WE LESD OXHEH3 FOLLOW ••
GLOYD LUMBER CO.
A ^ABflPti ~
A COMPLETE STOCK OF
Rig Stock [
COOP CRAPES, RIGHT PRICES
*• R. McKnight. K
McKnight Transfer Co. \
J Phone 78.
i Baggage Transferred fo Any Part of the City
GAUCE BOOKS at Examiner Office.
Moving of Pianos and Household Goods a Specialty Promot
attention to all orders. rompt
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