The Weekly Examiner. (Bartlesville, Indian Terr.), Vol. 13, No. 24, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 17, 1907 Page: 2 of 8
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WARFARE A TRADE
' REPUBLICAN'1 COMES TO
THE EXAMINEE'S DEFENSE
"SOLDIERS OF FORTUNE" IN ALL
Few War* In History In Which Mer-
cenaries Have Not Taken Part
— Famous American
The phenomena of men voluntarily
giving their services to any bellig-
erents that will accept them are curi-
ous from ethical viewpoints. Men
are supposed to fight because they
have grievances—whether the contest
at long or short range. The love of
fighting purely for the sake of fightiug
Is innate in some human creatures.
Warfare becomes to such men a
trade, as legitimate as wielding an ax
against the trees of the forests.
The character of the soldier of for- that the accuracy of the
tune, or "free lance," is one that per-
vades history. Since the beginning of
man mercenaries have had mention.
The desire for embroilment isn't con-
fined to any nationality or race.
Commentators upon the recent death
In this city of Col. ,T. Y. F. Blake ex-
posed their ignorance of history when
they asserted that the Irish furnished
the most notable examples, says a
Declares That Its Keport of the Tahle-
quach Convention Was
The Examiner, made timid of refer
j cnce to local Republican politics by the
j litter of cataclysms its account of the
proceedings of the Tahlequah conventin
J brought forth, received with gratitude
i and prints with pleasure a communica-
tion from "Republican" bearing on
that all-important question. Accom-
panying the communication is the name
i uf its writer "not necessarily for pub
' lication but as a guarantee of good
faith," and the Examiner is assured
| that the writer was one of the dele-
, (,'ates 'to the convention. The cominuni-
I cation follows:
"City, August 14, 1907.
"Editor of the Examiner:—I notice
report of the action of the Washington
county delegation at the Tahlequah con
gressional convention has ben question-
ed by T. B. and William Higgins.
"It looks to the writer very much as
if they were begging the question. The
result was the important thing. Let us
see what it was:
' L. C, Pollock and William Higgins
writer in the Brooklyn Eagle. The were candidates for committeman, the
Swiss always have been the free lances latter aggressively so. Both names
were submitted to the caucus. Polloak
received five votes, Higgins received
four votes; Pollock was elected, Hig-
gins was defeated. Consequently the
Examiner's report was correct. Enough
A. E. REED WAS A MASON
FOB TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS
Woodmen of the World.
of Europe. We know about the Hes
sians in the American revolution. In
the wars of the sixteenth century thou-
sands of soldiers of fortune fought
now under one and now under another
of opposing banners. Sir Walter Scott,
In his delightful study of Capt. Dugald
Dalgetty, In the "Legend of Montrose,"
permanently fixed the type of the sol-
dier of fortune in English literature.
The keen sarcasm of Cervantes, in
that greatest of all lampoons, "Don
Quixote," could not discourage or rid-
icule the soldier of fortune sufficiently
to render his race extinct. He con-
tinued to be born, to grow up, and to
go to war with no other purpose than
to make trouble for himself and others.
Men of this type love danger, purely
for Its own sake. They seek the happy
chance of hard blows. Generally spec-
imens of fidelity to their employer, in-
dividual or national, they are indiffer-
ent to the political or moral aspects of
the conduct in which they take such
We have had many examples of later with Mrs- Keed he joined the or-
these adventurous spirits. Sam Hous- ^er *he Eastern Star, an auxiliary
ton was a Virginian by birth, but he °f 'he Masonic order to which only Ma-
couldn't keep out of the fight for Texas sons and female relatives of Masons
freedom from Mexico. William Wal- are eligible.
ker, the Nicaraguan filibuster, was a po ted Masons in Bartlesville and his
Tennesseean, and had been a journal- , , , . ...
1st In California: he cared nothing for f ,
the people of the Central American ,lent to eminently qual.fied
state. Gen. Ryan, well known to all *im for the lotion of secretary. Mr.
working newspaper men of this me- "ced was also a member of the Wood-
AOVISES OIL MEN
TO GIVE PICNIC
PROPOSAL COMMENDED BY PRO
FESSOR DVORKOVITZ, GREAT-
EST OIL EXPERT.
Is Suggested With Greetings To. the
Petroleum Congress To Be Held At
Bucharest In September.
behind him—and that by himself.
The bright particular star of the
game was Leuttke, at second for the
visitors. He accepted all kinds of im-
possible chances and robbed Whitie of
two of the safest kind of hits on ordi-
Whito, cf ...
Roth, If ....
White, lb ...
iicddick, ss 4
Europe has interested in the proposal
that an oil men's picnic be held in Bar-
tlesville the Latter part of next month. -
The suggestion that the oil men of the j
Midcontinent field g"t together early
in the fall for a social time was receiv- j
ed with eagerness in every quarter of
the field and has attracted national at-
tention, as was to have been expected.
It is additionally gratifying to know
that men of international distinction (
in the petroleum industry give encour-
agement to the project. The Examin-
er has received the following letter
from Professor Paul Dvorkovitz, of
London, England, editor of the Petro-
leum Review, a chemist of interuation- 1
ill reputation and one of the world's
leading experts in oil:
"Editor The Examiner, Bartlesville,
I. T., U. S. A. Dear Sir: I have per
used with interest the suggestion con-
tained in the Examiner that an oil
men's gathering shall be held at Bar-
tlesville in the early part of Septem
—— ber, and 1 can assure you I wish that
Also a Member of the Eastern Star and gathering all possible success. There '
Leuttke, 2b ...
D. N. Brown, cf
Crutcher, cf ...
Collins, ss ....
Wilson, rf ....
Pierson, lb ...
Richardson, If .
R. Brown, 3b ..
Scoro by innings:
000 000 000—0
Aciel E. Reed, who died Tuesday
and whose funeral was held Wed-
is so much to be gained by rubbing
shoulders one with another, that I am
rather surprised that more gatherings
of a similar nature are not held, for
Independence 120 300 101—8
Summary: Base on balls off Hall 4;
off Thompson 1. First on errors, In-
dependence 1; Bartlesville 2. Hit by
pitcher, Anderson, Roth. Two base
hits, Collins, Wilson. Three-base hits,
Luettke. Home run, D. N. Brown. Sac-
rifice hit, D. N. Brown. Stolen bases,
Collins, R. Brown, Reddick. Struck
out by Hall 8; by Thompson 8. Wild
pitch Hall. Left on bases, Indepen-
dence 4; Bartlesville 9. Umpire Crotty
ROUSING CAMPAIGN MEETING
HELD AT RAMONA LAST
MANY CONVINCING SPEECHES
Republicans of Two Townships Held
Caucus and Made Nominations—
Alberts for Constable.
MORE HARD LUCK FOB LON.
tropolis In the early seventies, dis-
liked the Cubans almost as much as
he loved liberty—the freedom of a
fight. He was captured on the Vir-
ginlus, stood against a wall at San-
tiago and was shot to death. But, I
am sure he died happy! Hobart Pacha
commanded the Turkish navy during
the war with Russia in 1877 and 1878
neidn v «•«. f t f 'SUCh ar° boUnd t0 be highly beneficial i Coffeyville Has More Horse Shoes and
nesday, was for twenty-seven years a i to all taking part in them. _ , „ ,
momKor r. t ti. ,, • . ., Takes a Game After Losing It In
member of the A. F. and A. M., having Should your project be carried j
Coffeyville, Kan., Aug. 14.—Lon Ury,
manager of the Red Skins, is more in-
clined than ever to think that his bunch
is playing in hard luck. After having
the game won in the eleventh inning
by a score of 6 to 3,the Muskogee bunch
went into the air and allowed Coffey-
ville to bat in four runs and win the
game. The score:
Coffeyville— AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Graves, cf 6 3 3 2 0 0
Lyon8, ss 5
Haisman, 2b 4
Mason, lb 6
Finney, rf 3
Holmes, If 5
Burkett, 3b 5
been raised to the sublime degree of a through during the first few days in
master Mason in 1880. Three years September, it will happily coincide
with another important gathering—the 1
Third International Petroleum congress I
—which is to be held in Bucarest, and
at which all the producing countries
He was one of the best; nro represented by special delegates.
"If I might offer a suggestion, it
would be that your gathering should
exchange greetings with that congress,
to which I may add I shall be one of
"Wishing you all success,
In a note attached to his letter Pro
fessor Dvorkovitz :i44k: "I ahvavs Te
men of the World.
Mr. Reed was born near Monmouth,
III., fifty-two years ago. He married
Lulu Case at Avon, 111., February 22,
1882. From that year till 1904 be re-
sided at Helena, Mont., coming to Bar- "'ember with great Measure all those
tlisville at the latter date. His mother ir,l°m I met at Bartlesville some years
now nearing her ninetieth year resides ago." Professor Dvorkovitz visited
He was an English naval officer until 'n -Abingdon, HI. | 'his field in its infancy and gave a
he took that job. 1 The funeral was held Wednesday,the tavorable report on it and has retained
Speaking of Russia, one marvels at exercises by the Masonic lodge at the a vrlT kindly feeling for this city and
the disclosures that a little research home of Joseph J. Curl and the services 'ts PeoP'e.
gives regarding the part Britons of at the Baptist church, where Doctor1
two generations ago played in her na- Powcr8 gave the sermoD) were carried
out according to the arrangements be-
fore announced. The funeral was large-
Mr. Reed will long be remembered
val battles. Englishmen, as officers of
Russian war vessels and as command-
ers of troops afield, did more than na-
tive genius to extend and consolidate
the power of the czar by land or sea.
Englishmen appear to have been as in Bartlesville. His positive individu-
fond of the campaign of hard knocks ality stamped him a man of character
and ability, and his high ideals and cor-
rect life make his memory one to be
held in reverence.
as the Irish
Wasn't It Charles Darwin who as-
serted that human nature has a con-
stant tendency to revert to the primi-
tive type? Does this explain why the
savage love of combat revives indi-
viduals from time to time? I was liv-
ing in London when the revolt against J
the Turks broke out in Herzegozina One Hundred and Fifty Men at Work,
INSURANCE MATTER FIXED,
SMELTER WORK RESUMES.
and spread to Servia, and among my
small circle of acquaintances were sev-
eral mild, scholarly, humane and ami-
able men, as known to their asso-
ciates, who hurried off to the moun-
tain fastnesses to kill men, much as
they might have gone down to Devon-
shire for a week-end's pleasant shoot-
Weekly Pay Roll is $2,500.
Settlement by the St. Louis construc-
tion company erecting the Bartlesville
Zinc company plant with the insurance
companies was made the first of the
week and work was thereupon resumed
Ing. Guerrilla warfare was the last 'he plant. The settlement covered
Imaginable kind of life one would have ; the damage done to the buildings by
supposed such men to have desired; \ the storm of three weeks ago. Immed-
but they went mad at the prospect of lately upon the adjustment of the claim
taking human life, of spilling human workmen began tearing down the fur-
®ore* J nace which had been overturned. It is
' not believed that any difficulty will be
A Use for Tigers. | experienced in restoring the kiln to its
On one of the Perak rubber estates foundation. The pjtterv roof has al
rut,i by a canny Scot they have been read been re,tored '
rather short of labor, and as tapping .. , , , , , „„
Is in full swing have bee* hard one hul"lrc'1 and "'7 mcn
pressed. The other day the manager are emPI°y'!d in the construction force,
hit on a brilliant idea, and had the and the Pay ro11 ranges from $2,200 to
trunks of all the trees rubbed with $2,500 a week.
valerian. Now the tigers come and O. F. Wysong, who has been the fore-
scratch and tap the bark in the most i man on the job since the work began
approved herring-bone pattern, so iast April, resigned Wednesday and re
turned to his home at St. Louis. He
has been in the emplov of the companv
for several years. In the past year he
has been at home only one week and
Being Used re1u'rement of long absence from
She was pretty and the drug clerk ^"mo was more tl)an he could Btand-
was glad to sell her a stamp. was furonian on a job at Bichinond,
Also to weigh her letter. ^a• prior to Btarting the Bartlesville
Also to lick the stamp and affix It to job.
the envelope. _
"Put It on upside down, please," she
simpered. "That means something to
Then the drug clerk lost Interest.
that all the few remaining coolies
have to do Is to walk round once a
day and collect the rubber.—Straits
Hurt At the Smelter.
E. Gustafon, employed at the Bartles
| Muskogee— AB.
| Bates, cf 5
I Pickens, 2b 5
Erloff, c 5
Ury, lb 6
Spencer, ss 5
Hendley, If 6
i Foley, rf 6
Guthrie, Okla., Aug. 14.—The official j Lambe, 3b 6
constitution of the proposed state of 1 Shoffner, p 5
Oklahoma is now ready for delivery. I
The work of printing was finished two Totals 49
IS READY FOR OELIVERY
6 16*32 14 2
weeks ago, but the printers refuse to
let any copies out until the arrival of ! made.
President Murray, who was delegated Score by innings:
the personal direction of their distri- j Coffevville
bution by the constitutional conven
tion, to delegates and others. President
Murray was booked to arrive in Guth-
rie last Thursday, but has been detain-
ed in the Southwest and has failed to
arrive so far. Secretary Wilson has
over 2,000 requests for the official con-
stitution on file in his office.
Two out when winning run was
. ..200 000 001 04—7
Muskogee 000 110 100 03—0
Summary: Two base hits, Graves,
Holmes, Lyons, Erloff, Spencer 3; stol-
en bases, Haisman, Finney, Hendley;
sacrifice hits, Haisman, Finney, Walk-
er, Page, Pickens; struck out, by Page
2, by Shoffner 2; bases on balls, off
Page 2, off Shoffner 2; umpire Finney.
A WOEFUL TALE
STANDING OF THE TEAMS.
W. L. Pet.
BARTLESVILLE 5 2 714
Coffeyville 4 3 571
Independence 4 3 571
Muskogee 1 6 143
WE HAVE MET THE TEXAS WON-
DER AND WE ARE HIS'N BY A
GREAT BIG MAJORITY.
BY DAN. M. CAKR.
THOMPSON WAS HIT FREELY
The Fleding of the Boosters Was List-
less While the Haas-Beens Had Gin-
ger To Spare.
It was simply awful, but it can't be
helped. We met the Texas Wonder on
the field of battle yesterday afternoon
and he took us into camp in easy fash-
ion. The Boosters could simply do
nothing with his delivery, as the five
widely scattered hits testify, but the
wonderful fielding of the Unas beens
She—Did your wife scold you for
■pending so much time with me at
the party laat night?
He—Oh, no; she said that was pun*
lahment enough.—Yonkers Statesman
ville Zinc company plant, smelter No. 2, I "iu«t be tfiken into consideration when
was hurt Tuesday morning. He wn* I his rrnod twirling is spoken of,
taken to the hospital, where he is re- I On t^ "ther hnntl, Thompnon of the
Mrs. W. B. Bhafer is entertaining
her brothers, W. F. and F. A. Whet-
stone of Findley, O.
locals, was hit at will by the visitors,
being bingled for fifteen safe ones for
a total of twenty-four bases. That
tells the whole story, as he passed but
one man and but one error was made
Lon Ury had some of his hard luck
We'll get that game today or know
the reason why.
The Texas Wonder certainly secured
sweet revenge yesterday.
Whitie and the other outfielders had
plenty of exercise yesterday.
There is only one thing to it. We
had the socks beaten off of us yester-
Cheney will pitch for the Boosters
today and says that he will win. We
believe him, too.
When D. N. Brown put the ball over
the fence the grand stand gave it up.
So did we—only rooner.
At the eleventh hour, some of the
moralists are raising a howl against
the boxing tournament. We wish we
were as good as that.
At Ramona Wednesday night a large,
enthusiastic gathoring of voters of the
southern portion of the county opened
the campaign for the Democrats. In
every particular the meeting was a
success. The speakers were good, and
their remarks were pleasing to their
auditors, judging by the hearty ap-
plause with which each was greeted
and interrupted from time to time.
The meeting was called to order by
C. E. Menzie, of Ramona, who in a
brief address welcomed the candidates
and visitors to Ramona, and referred
to his personal acquaintance with C. N.
Haskell, the Democratic gubernatorial
candidate. After paying a glowing
tribute to the leader of the Democratic
forces, Mr. Menzie introduced A. T.
Dumenil of Dewey as chairman of the
Mr. Dumenil's remarks on accepting
the chair and the honor conferred upon
him were breif but to the point. His
Cbestertieldan handling of the speak-
ers occasioned much favorable comment
and it wos demonstrated beyond a
doubt that tact was shown in his se-
Mr. Dumenil then introduced the
following candidates, who made brief
speeches: J. B. Churchill of Copan,for
clerk of the county court; Fred Gray-
bill of Bartlesville, for register of
deeds; E. C. D'Yarmette of Bartlesville
for surveyor; W. B. Wallace of Ogles-
by, for treasurer; J. N. McCallister of
Bartlesville, for coroner; J. E. Sangster
of Vera, for commissioner of the Third
district; John B. Robinson of Ramona,
for county attorney; Miss Flossie B.
Lewis, of Ramona, for superintendent
Mr. Robinson and Miss Lewis, being
residents of Ramona were gi en most
cordial receptions and their brief re-
marks were cheered to the echo, dem-
onstrating beyond all doubt their pop-
ularity with their home people and the
enthusiasm with which they will be sup-
0 I ported at the polls.
1 ! Judge John J. Shea, of Bartlesville,
0 was then introduced and the crowd had
0 the pleasure of listening to one of the
0 | best Democratic speeches ever deliver-
ed in the southland. The judge strikes
straight from the shoulder always,
and is one of those men who would be
ashamed to make a statement unless
he believed it himself, hence his re-
marks will have a telling effect on the
result in this vicinity.
The next speaker was one of the big
guns of the evening—Col. John B.
Turner, of Vinita, one of the candi-
dates for supreme justice. Mr. Turner
dealt mainly with state issues and t^e
manner in which he bandied them left
the Republicans with hardly a leg to
The last and principal speech of the
ev ning was made by W. J. Kane, of
Kingfisher, also a nominee for supreme
justice. Mr. Kane confined himself to
a discussion of the constitution and he
dealt forth facts in relation thereto in
such a rapid fire manner that his audi-
tors had to hurry to keep up with him.
Mr. Kane was a member of the consti-
tutional convention, being a delegate
from the thirty-seventh district, and
was a member of the legal advisory
committee, one of the most important
committees in that body. His remarks
were naturally full of interest and
made a deep impression.
Before the meeting was called to or-
I der and occasionally during the even-
ing the Bartlesville Merchants' band
discoursed music to enthuse the audi-
ance, and the manner in which they
did it won praise from all. This is the
first appearance of the band since its
reorganization under the leadership of
Prof. J. B. Vandeventer, and their
showing was a source of pleasure to
Among the Bartlesville people pres-
ent at the meeting last night, in addi
tion to those already mentioned, were:
William Mclnroy and wife, Fred Mc-
Daniel, chairman of the Democratic
county committee, W. II. Aspinwall,
secretary of the same organization, J.
R. Smiley, managing editor of the Ex-
aminer, Chief of Police William J.
Tumor and that old wheel horse, T. E.
TIIE RIGHT PLACE FOR BOYS.
desirous of placing their sons in school
next year either at the Aimed# hotel
or by private appointment.
Eight young men from Bartlesville
were enrolled at this institution last
year, and it is probable that many
more will be this year. It is an ideal
institution, well located, and offers the
best educational and training facilities
of any institution of its kind in the
60S ALBERTS "SAFE"
IN REPORLICAN CAUCUS
VETERAN BALL PLAYER NAMED
Theodore H. Hull and Ross Heaton
were nominated for justices of the
peace in Bartlesville at the Republican
caucus held at the court house Wednes-
day evening. The spectacular cam-
paign of S. M. Brown for the nomina-
tion had given to the contest an inter-
est which extended beyond the ranks
of the party. The result of the ballot
was: T. H. Hull 87, Ross Heaton 81,
S. M. Brown 50, George T. Overfield 48,
II. II. McMichael 19. John E. Palmer
presided at the caucus and John John-
stone was secretary. T. B. Higgins
was assistant secretary and Messrs
Charvoz and Lynch were the tellers. A
long discussion ensued on the question
whothcr or not Bartlesville was a sep-
arate township, and it took an hour for
the meeting to get right. For constable
Gus Alberts received 137 ballots, John
Wilson 79 and H. H. McMichael 29.
For the township outside of Bartles-
ville the following nominations were
made: Constables, John Kiefer and
Albert Curleyhead; justices of the
peace, A. C. Statam and R. C. Byrd;
trustee, Frank Jones; clerk, L. M. Head
ley; treasurer, F. M. Overlees.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION.
Notice is hereby given to the quali-
fied electors of the City of Bartlesville
that a special election will be held at
the several wards in said City at the
places indicated herein on the 29th day
of August, 1907, for the purpose of
voting upon the following questions:
1st. Shall the City of Bartlesville
issue its twenty year bonds in the sum
of $50,000 bearing five per cent inter-
est payable semi annually to be sold
at not less than par and accrued inter-
est the proceeds thereof to be used for
the purpose of extending and complet-
ing the sewer system within the City
of Bartlesville f
2nd. Shall the City of Bartlesville
issue its twenty year bonds in the sum
of $100,000 bearing five per cent inter-
est payable semi-annually to be sold at
not less than par and accrued interest
and the proceeds thereof to be used for
the construction of a water-works plant
for the use of the City of Bartlesville!
3rd. Shall the City of Bartlesville
issue its twenty year bonds in the sum
of $15,000 bearing five per cent inter-
est payable semi-annually to be sold
at not less than par and accrued inter-
est and the proceeds thereof to be used
for the purpose of building school
houses within the City of Bartlesville*
I I Yes.
T*e Wentworth Military Academy of1
Lexington, Mo., An IdWl Educa-
Col. W. M. Hoge of Lexington, Mo.,
head of the military academy located
in that city, is in Bartlesville for a few
days' stay, and can be seen by those
The voting place in the Frst Ward
of the City of Bartlesville will be in the
Fire Barn, Corner of Fourth street and
The voting place in the Second Ward
in the City of Bartlesville will be in the
Old School House nt the Corner of
Beventh Street and Cherokee Avenue.
The voting place in the Third Ward
in the City of Bartlesville will be ti
Sturms' Feed Store, on Eighth Street,
between Kecler Avenue and Johnstone
The voting place in the Fourth Ward
in the City of Bartlesville will be at
the City Hall on Second Street.
The voting place in the Fifth Ward
in the City of Bartlesville will be in
the Armstrong Audition School House.
U'itu uotviuu v*lli Uu Hum Upoil Hit I (1
nay between tue nours of eight (8:l)0>
u cluck me morning anu sun set of
the Haiuo day.
Attest. H. A. BEASLEY, Mayor.
P. B. HARNETT, City Recorder.
Dated July 29, 1907.
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