El Reno Daily American. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 189, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 20, 1908 Page: 4 of 8
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Ui MBMO UMM AMERICAN. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 90, 1008
EL KENO DAILY AMERICAN
Entered as second class matter
July 28, 1905, at the Post Office at
El Reno, Oklahoma, under he act of
Congress of March 3, 1879.
G. G. LEWIS & CO., Publishers.
One week, delivered in city. ... $ .10
One month *0
Three months 100
Six months 2.00
One year 4-0"
OKLAHOMA HOTEL LAW
Oklahoma, the newest state, is so
glad to get from under the paternal
roof of Uncle Sam and into its own
home that it has been kicking up its
legislative heels in rare testacy, says
the Pittsburg Dispatch. It began by
Adopting a Jim Crow law and fol-
lowed that by prohibiting the export
of natural gas. This latter measure
is In the nature of pure exuberance,
not born of JK vessity, for Oklahoma
has natural gas and hot air to spare.
Now the legislators have enacted a
law requiring hotels to supply bods
with clean sheets at least nine feet
long, and prohibiting the use of table
crockery exhibiting visible cracks.
We assume, without inquiry, the
author of this act does not live at
The Elks, where the sheets are
ample for one, or at the Capital City,
where the tableware, at least, is
above suspicion. He must have suf-
fered elsewhere, probably not In
Guthrie. There have been timcs
when bed and board were difficult In
Cleveland, Nowata, and Sapulpa; in
the spring crockery might be dam-
aged in transit on any of ithe rail-
roads, when the frost is going out.
But should the arm of the law be
Stretched forth in any such tempo-
We think not. Wa feel sure the
Oklahoma legislators have a deeper
glevajnoe. There must be some-
where, between Arkansas City and
Tishomingo, hotels whose sheets are
as short as Kansas grass west of
Wichita; whose cups and saucers are
so gashed as to leak tea and entrap
Populist whisk', i s.
When the Oklahoma legislator tra-
vels he wants the comforts ol' home.
He desires to have all he can secure
In Guthrie, where the she. ts are long
and wide. Resides, after living un-
der the territorial system, he Is fear-
ful that withdrawal of the federal
hand has left a void from the Verdi-
gris to the .Canadian that must be
filled with laws and filled an once. He
Is new on the job and there are so
many things that need regulating.
The common law is nebulous to the
man from 'Ihe Cherokee Strip and.
moreover, nothing common is good
enough for Oklahoma. The consti-
tution of the United States, in the
opinion of the members from Okmul-
gee, Is not broad enough to reach to
El Reno and, 'If it were, soni'? of Its
provisions are not satisfactory. Fin-
ally, the courts of Oklahoma must
have something to do and if the laws
are not right the Unite>d States courts
can have them weeded out by the
time Oklahoma counties get theiT
GliOOMY FOR I1CGHKS
When Governor Hughes refused
for week after week to define his po-
sition on the great issues of the day,
his friends felt that he was jeopard-
ising his chances. When he was
practically turned down <>y the state
committee and his Indorsement post-
poned for a month, sa.Vs the Kansas
City Journal, their alarm increased.
When he finally declaneid himself
and extolled the administration of
Mr. Roosevelt, they felt that he had
thrown away the last chance of be-
coming the nominee of the anti-ad-
mlndstration element. But a new and
form dable obstacle has arisen in his
path, compared with which all pre-
vious handicaps were mere techni-
calities and constructive difficulties.
Hat Masterson is against him!
Perhaps the full significance of
this fact will not strike the effete and I
langorous East as forcefully as It |
does the untamed and lauate West. J
Out In this part of the country we I
know Hat. If Hat Is against Hughes.'
what's the use of going any further
into the matter? Don't the Hughes
people know when they are "up ag-
ainst it"? In view of such a "facer,")
why not gracefully retire while there!
is yet time to do so without loss of j
dlgulty or epidermis?
The reasons ass gned by Master-
son are quite inconsequential, but
they possess a certain aptness which
exposes the inherent weakness of the
Hughes movement. Bat is against
the governor because the latter Is
fighting the race tracks, from which,
says Bat, the agricultural classes de-
rive a large revenue each year. Has
any analysis of the political situa-
tion, any Indictment of opposing can-
didates, any contribution to the ante-
convention campaign, been more co-
gent. more vitally relevant, than this
calm, cold, clear-cut focusing of the
spot-light on the vulnerable places
in the governor's candidacy? Is the
governor so shortsighted he cannot
see that the agricultural classes and
the race tracks are indlssolubly con-
nected and that when the flag falls
the mortgage is lifted? Can't the
governor get it through his whiskers
that what th«.> farmers of this coun-
try are demanding in horn-handed
tones is race tracks; that when he
strikes at the bookmaker he strikes
at the very marrow of the tillers of
(he soil; that the grand stand at the
race track is the palladium of the
farmers' liberties? Will the New
York governor be wise while there
is yet time and promptly withdraw
his opposition to race tracks and the
weal and happiness of the agricultur-
al classes? If not, then goodby
Hughes—you deserve your fate. You
wouldn't listen to llat.
We have received this day from
the Commissioners of the city of
Galveston, TexaB—the mother, if we
may so speak, Of that peculiar form
of civic government—Information
and history of great value.
It is our purpose to give to our
readers the benelit of this at the
earliest possible moment. The sub-
ject is one rapidly growing in popu-
lar Interest with the people. All In-
telligent men and women every-
where are discussing it eagerly.
Galveston Is prepared to give us
facts aud back them up with six
years of practical and triumphant ex-
perience She is eager to help us to
an understanding of her civic vic-
tory, as she sonestly regards com-
mission form of municipal govern-
ment she has established. The ex-
tracts given below are from a leaflet
taken from Success Magazine titled,
"Sohi)8thing New in Government."
We shall add to these from day to
day, as we receive fresh material:
The Galveston "commission" form
of municipal government was the
result of a dire necessity. The city
was bankrupt by a board of ward-
aldermen who Itlid out-Tweeded
Tweed, and it had been, devastated
by a storm that had made a third of
!ts inhabitants corpses or refugees
and had destroyed a third of its prop-
erty. If ever a cky saw "ruin star-
ing It in the face" it was Galveston.
INSTANT flood government was a
necessity-«-a vital necessity. A gov-
ernment was necessary that would
assure confidence at home and
abroad, thai- would rehabilitate the
city's credit, that could be trusted tj
rebuild It and reinstate it without
useless extravagance, without unwise
penuriousness and without graft. ' A
body of influential citizens took the
matter under consideration; they
were nearly all men of large busi-
ness experience -successful in their
own undertakings and interested fin-
ancially In Galveston nearly to the
extent of their whole fortunes. They
had seen almost defunct corpora-
tions and big moribund businesses
brought to life, health, strength, and
prosperity by a single dominating
idea carried out by loyal, capable,
aud responsible business heads, and
they reasoned that what was possible
for the bc dy corporate was possible
also for the body civic.
A chartered city Is nothing else
but a corporation of which every
citizen can hold one share—his vote
—and he should hold only one share.
So this body of citizens drew up a
cohstitution, much on the same order
as that of a large and complex busi-
ness corporation; the legislature of
Texas formally sanctioned it by mak-
ing it a new charter for the city and
the "Commission Government" of
Galveston was born—like Minerva—
full grown and armed!
"Section 1" of this charter states
"That all of the inhabitants of the
City of Galveston shall .... be a
body politic and corporate with per-
petual succession," and the other
sections provide it with corporate
powers and the means of using them.
The "Comm sslon" has a president
and a board of four "directors" elect-
ed biennially at large Each direct-
or (commissioner) Is general man-
ager or g neral superintendent of
one, or a group, of the city depart-
ments sharply separated, and of this
or these he is the sole responsible
head. That Is the thing In a nut-
shell, and It works works «as well
as, or better than, any big private
corporation; results show that.
With practically all of the present
state officers unopposed for re-elec-
t:on, interest In the campaign in
Georgia this year will center chiefly
In the Congressional contests. United
States Senator Clay will probably be
opposed by Seaborn Wright. Among
the Representatives who will have
opposition in returning to Washing-
ton are Edwards of the First dls-
trlot, Griggs of the Second, I.ewls of
the Third, Adamson of the Fourth,
Livingston of the Fifth, Iyee of the
Seventh, Bell of the Ninth, and
Brantley of the Eleventh.
terns Are in
Ask for a Fash- ir;
Our New Line of
American Lady Corsets I
Just arrived. While up town call in and f
let us show you the variety of styles.
:: To fit the tall, the small, the fat and lean.
The Globe Store
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Snow! Snow! What did you
think of the snow? If you don't
take this for a snow you won't get
A poor attendance at church Sun-
day night on account of the bad
The moving picture show didn't
appear at Salem on account of the
John Halloway visited Saturday
and Sunday with W. C. aud Emerson
Mr. Herrington has been quite
| poorly for the last week.
W. H. Meaide will begin hauling
lumber to put up a new house near
Altoona this week.
Mr. Townsend called on Mr. and
Mrs. Herrington Wednesday even-
Rumors say that Miss Maggie Mc-
Cabe leaves this week for South Da-
Charley Goddard was seriously
Lewis Major and wife arrived
home from their wedding tour Thurs-
Ed, Rugg was seen going north
horseback riding Sunday afternoon.
What time did he arrive, Ella?
W. C. and D. C. Meade, Frank
Woodruff and a half-dozen other
boys started to the Valley to liter-
ary Saturday night. Will Meade says
they drove four horses to one wagon
and then had to get out and roll
wheels through snow drifts, but they
got there just the same.
Crls Sweltzer and Miss Mary Rurn-
steln were married Tuesday, Febru-
ary 19th at the Catholic church in
Okarche. May their pathway be
ever strewn with roses.
Mrs. Hudson has been very sick
for the past week.
Cleo Rutledge 1s on the sick list
Success to The American.
Before undergoing an operation
for Tonsilitis, Adenoids, Appendicitis,
Ovarian or Womb troubles, or any
other abnormal conditions, it will be
to you interest to consult Drs. Cap-
shaw & Ake, as ninety per cent, of
these operations can be avoided by
chiropractic adjustments if taken in
time. We free the life-giving chan-
nels and allow nature to restore nor-
mal conditions. Consultation and ex-
amination free to everyone. Chiro-
practic adjustments free to all In des-
titute circumstances, who can come
to the office for their adjustments.
Lady attendant in office. Respect-
fully. Drs. Capshaw & Ake.
Ladles see George on last page. 2t.
50 head of good mules, geldings
and mares for sale. El Reno Horse
& Mule Co. Barns opposite the Rock
Island passenger station.
Stop! Think! Do you want the
most reliable seeds on the market?
Get them at Waring's seed Btore.
Have you seen those beautiful 6
and 10 acre tracts in Vernoai
The New York Cleaning House Is
open for business. Thanking the
people for past favors, would be
pleased to have them come In. Work
will be done as in the past, up-to-date
ED COLEMAN, Prop. 165-tf
CLEAN UP SALE
Now Is the time to get yourself a
pair of pants at cost. Get riMidy for
our special stock. Nichols, the tall-
We call your attention to the fact that
we have some extra good
values in Suits and Overcoats
for both Men and Boys•
To those who have not already
taken advantage of this Special
Sale we wish to say that while we
quote no prices here it makes no
difference how cheap others sell, Sam
Tannebaum sells cheaper.
SAM TANNEBAUM I
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packers, $firstname.lastname@example.org; pigs and
light, $3.85 @ 4.30.
New York, Feb. 19.—The cotton
market here today was as follows: —
Close—Mch., 10.53; May, 10.68, July
10.53; Oct., 9.99. Spot—Quiet,
New Orleans, Feb. 19.—Quota-
tions on cotton here today were;—
Close: Mch., 10.99; May, 10.81;
July, 10.75; Oct., 10.08. Spot—
Steady, 11 9-16c.
Liverpool, Feb. 19.—Cotton spot
moderate business done; prices 2
points higher; American middling
fair, 6.78d; good middling, 6.41d;
middling, 6-16d; low middling, 5.-
82d; good ordinary, 5.40d; ordinary,
4.90d. Sales, 6,000 bates.
Steady, 11 %c.
Seed potatoes, Minnesota Red
River Btock at Waring's seed store.
AT THE HOTELS
KERFOOT—Dorset Carter, Pur-
cell; G. Gulger, Indianapolis; J. 1!.
Earle. Waco, Texas; W. A. Masters,
W. W. Dwillinger, Kansas City; A.
F. McCloud, Odell, 111.; J. B. Dar-
nell, Ft. Worth; F. A. Burnslde; C. J.
Woodson, Okarche; J. N. McLellan,
Omaha; O. L. Coulter, Detroit; P. W.
Carr, Grand Rapids, la.; J. H. Colvin,
S. H. Quinlan, J. H. Doolin, Alva; J. j
H. Schmidt, Gotebo.
SOUTHERN—R. A. Sutler and
wife, Walter, Okla.; S. R. Fanning, j
11. M. Tutt, J. C. Simmons and wife,
Amarlllo; W. F. Barnes, M. W. May-
er, Kansas City; Harrison Miller,1
Hinton; J. W. Malone, Ardmore; Dr.1
W. A. Clark, Guthrie; H. H. Turner,'
Chicago; F. A. Mcir, St. Louis; A. W.
Thompson, Des Moines; T. J. Ay
cock, Ft. Worth; O. M. Kanaker, Har
risburg, 111.; Joe K. Hoiin, Halley
The Commercial Bank has just re-
ceived Its certificate from the State
Banking Board showing that nil ias
deposits are now guaranteed as pro-1
v ded by the new law for the protec-1
Hon of bank depositors. I
Chicago, Feb. 19.—The extreme
wiakness of European markets caus-
ed the May wheat delivery to make
a new low mark for the crop today,
the price touching 90%c. Covering
by shorts caused a sharp rally and
the market closed with May V4@%c
higher. Corn was 'gc ltiwer. Oats
wore 9*c higher. Provisions were
5c to 10c lower.
Kansas City, Feb. 19.—Cattle-
lteceipts, 7,000, including 300 south-
erns. Market steady to 10c higher;
choice ejtport and dressed beef steers,
$">,30 6 5-85; fair to good. $4.40©
5.26; western steers. $4.00 © $5.50;
(dockers and feeders, $3.40©4.90;
southern steers, $l.00©5.25; south-
ern cows, $2.3508.75; native cows,
$3.26 ©5.00; native heifers, $3.75®
5.50: bulls, $2.90 © 4.40; calvos,
$4.00 © 6.60.
Hogs—Receipts. 14,000. Market,
6c higher; top, 4.47 to; bulk of sales,
$4.20 ©4.45; heavy, $4.40 94.47 <4,
El Reno, February 20, 1908.
Grain and Flour:
Corn, (mixed) ..50
Corn, (white) 51
Butter Fat 28
Kaffir Corn 40
Hay $7 to 8
Alfalfa $10 to $11
Horses and Mules:
Horses, 15 hands, sound $90 to
Horses, 16 h, sound $125 to
Mules 14 to 15 h,, . . . $100 to
Mules 15% to 16 ti,..$125 to
Cattle and Hogs:
Steers, corn fed $3.26 to
Steers, grass $2.50
Cows $2 to
Calves $2.26 to
WALE HELP WANTED
WANTEL—Local men in every town
in the United States to distribute ad-
vertising matter. No canvassing
Good Pay. Fred Leach, Chicago
FOR SALE—One of the best farms
near El Reno, price $8,000. Seven
room house, close In, electric light,
gas, city water, bath. A bargain at
$2,500. H. S. Parker, El Reno office,
209 South Rock Island avenue.
FEMALE HELt WANTED
\\ ANTED—Milliner's apprentice at
Model Millinery Shop, over Kelso's.
WANTED—Nurse girl, 12 to 14
years old to take care of 16 mo. old
child. Address E. G., this office.
FOR RENT—Furnished room with
bath. 411 S. Bickford. 189 tf.
FOR RENT—5-room house In Fair
Addition. Apply to H. Breuer at EJ
Reno Foundry or phone 587. 152-tf.
FOR RENT—Nice large modern room
bath included. Gentleman preferred.
Apply to 409 South Bickford. 163-tf
FOR RENT—360 acres of land. In-
quire of Dr. Clifford, over Citizens
National Bank. 178-tf.
Farms for Rent.
I have two 160-acre farms for
rent. R. D. Jones. 181-tL
RENT—Nicely furnished room
upstairs In Democrat building. En-
quire second door north of stairway.
LOST—Child's gray muff, between
Caddo hotel aud 414 S. Rock Island.
Return to Mrs. H. B. Dow, 315 E.
WESTERN SEED FOR
We carry a complete
stock of Garden and
Pield Seeds. Seed
Oats and Setd Potatoes.
See lis for prices.
WALDO COAL & WOOD
IOO ti. Choctaw, 1st Ulnek W#«| of
First National llank.
LOST—Brown overcoat with pair
work gloves In pocket, between Rock
Island depot and Bickford avenue.
Leave at this office and get reward.
WANTED—Party who can Invest
$1,000 and take stute agency of the
best money making proposition In the
Lnited States. An unusual chance
fur a good man. Call at Anstlne
Hotel, Room 19. 187-2t*.
V\ orltl's Sculling ('hnmpmnsliip
New York, Feb. 20.—On the Wan-
ganin river, in far-off New Zealand,
an event of world-wide interest in
sporting circles is to take place to-
day. It Is a professional skulling
match for the world's championship.
The contestants are Webb and Tross-
Ider, the first named being the pres-
ent holder of tho world's champion-
I ship title.
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