El Reno Daily American. (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 291, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 19, 1909 Page: 1 of 4
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O DAILY AMERICAN
EL RENO, OKLAHOMA. SATURDAY. JUNE 19. 1909
Single Line Rate Means More
facturers and Jobbers
Business for Manu-
of this City.
LOCAL BUSINESS HOUSES WILL HAVE THE ADVANTAGE
Frisco Territory is now Open to El Reno Houses and this
City can Compete with Any City in State.
One© the single line freight rate
over the Hock Island-Frisco lines
takes ertect, El Reno will have taken
another important step towa#l mak-
ing this city the jdUbing and manu-
facturing center of the southwest.
From a shippers standpoint El 'Reno
twill be benefitted by the new ruling
.more than any other city in the
state and local jobbers now have a
practical monopoly on western and
southwestern trade. There was
much rejoicing over the state when
ithe new ruling was made and many
cities will be 'benefitted, but El Reno
business men are just beginning to
realize what tills change means for
El Reno. It gives this city advantage
Cordell tor Instance: Under the old j cents more than Bl Reno while for-
regula-tion the rate via Clinton from j merly she had a nine cent advantage
K1 Reno for first class shipments was ( on all Shipments, the rate from this
5i cents. Under a single rate the j city to Cashion will be 26 cents while
freight to this point will be 38 cents, that from Oklahoma City to the same
a saving of 17 cents a hundred; point will 'be thirty-six cents more
pounds than local jobbers will have to pay.
From El Reno to Frederick, a Even in the eastern section of the
distance of 136 miles, the Charge now state El Reno will be benefitted. She
CIIIMHtI VS l> \\ i:\ KIM'ISKS
The South Methodist Church will
observe Children's Day Sunday. The
following program has been prepared
for the evening service:
Song No. 1*60
"The Stranger at the Door."
Song "LiCtle 6uulbeams."
_"The Pioneer Sunday School."
Song and Exercise, "Little Holders
Exercise "Little Sunbeams."
"The First Children's Day."
Song .."Rising Generation."
Exercise "Five (Little Birds."
Recitation "That's Baby."
is t>9 cents, and under the single line
rate the (freight will be 32 cents,
a difference of 12 cents. The rate
from Oklahoma City under single
line rate will be 56 cents, giving El
Reno the benefit of four cents dif-
From El Reno to Altus, the former
charge .has been for first class ship-
ments, 7 4 cents a hundred pounds;
under single line rales, this city will
be given a rate to Altus of 58 cents,
a difference of 16 cents. Under the
over any other jobbing ceuter in the now ru]jng oklahoma City will pay
western and southwestern part of the 61 cents to the same point thus leav-
state and an even break in the east-' tug jobbers in this city with a rate
three cents lower than that from (Jk-
There is now no doubt but that the j lahoma City.
IRock island will comply with the or- cities E
der without protest. C. O. Blake., reach very easily under
general attorney for the roads, stated but now they will have
will have an even break at Perry
and cities in that section, and can
beat Tulsa in Alvard and vicinity.
The tremendous advantage of the
new ruling will be seen at a glance.
JoWbers, who formerly were confront-
ed with a higher freight rate in the
southwestern part of the state, can
now enter that same territory with a
considerably lower freight rate than
can Oklahoma 'City. As has been
shown even the eastern part of the
state will be open from now on to
El Reno jobbers.
The rapidly increasing army of
El Reno traveling salesmen are jubi-
lant over the change brought about
1'his is one of the 'hy the ruling of the corporation com
El Reno jobbt
id il iid-
this morning that the new tariff
would be published at once and Ibe
come effective July 8th
The same applies to other cities in
this section. El Reno to rl hoinas
Heretofore El Reno jobbers have [ under the new ruling «. ill haw a ia,e
of U cents, a sain of 1:: cents, while
the overbearing manner of the wif<
and the efforts of her husband to
sooth and conciliate h«*r.
i orniiiii Incident.
Attorney Watson read a <1 • ;iti >•
of a waiter at the Carro I li «1 who
told of serving a supper for Mrs
Gould and Farnum In her rooms at
the hotel on November ISth. r.Mti*.
j The waiter said Mrs. Gould instruct-1
ed him to set. the table w th chain*
| at each end and the other chair on
the side near the first vhair. Janu s
| Clark, a bell boy. said that he left
! Farnum and Mrs. (lould In the room
aifter he had cleared away the dishes
llivakfu>t f« r Two
The following morning the witness
was called to Mrs. Gould's rooms
and she ordered a breakfast for two.
She stood in the doorway and read
the bill ot fare and he could see hut
a small part of the room. He noticed
a door leading into another room of
her suite was closed. He served
supper for them in her rooms that
night again. She left some time dur-
ing the night, the witness test filed,
for he .said, he went to the head
waiter the next morning and asked
ii ho should go up to Mrs. Gould's
room and that the he ad waiter said:
"No, they have gone."
SOME FACTS ABOUT
AN ADDRESS GIVEN BY W. H. CLIFT
Nellie Dougherty, Pearl Dougherty
Recitation "Taking and Giving.'
ELKS TO BE
ia m 'a i, l/olkik members will
(.ivi-: benefit nkxt week
eature Acts Will lie I'ut 011 at (lie
People's TIwjuiv in Connec-
tion with Program
Strong Reasons Urged
for Calling Halt on
Radical Legislation of
the New State.
maud that Idealism and theory ba
bri;-hed aside. I.ife is too short.
VVe need capital. The next genera-
tion with our earnings, our elastic
constitution and their superior eduea-
j tion can tiake care for themselves ai
______ exigencies demand.
Follow ng is the address of \V. 11 Any |M>|iUcn| fwirty or faction rtui
Clift delivered before the meeting of, further knocks on foreign capita,
j.i i.i ..«■ i. , i , n«*«*d not expect the support of the
commercial clubs recently held nt 1 11
rural section* of <iklulioma. No long-
Oklahoma City. It contains some ...
er will we respond to the bugal call
solid facts and is well worth reading j (>f the demagogue who howls at the
That Oklahoma Is richer iu a great- ■ man with the dollar. A dollar in-
rr variety of resources than any 1 vested in our state, whatever form,
other equal area iu .he world is a | becomes an Oklahoma dollar. Noth-
recognized Pact. Not out of fals«
1 NexL week at the People
i members of the local lod*
I will appear in vaudeville,
dance of talent in the
K1 Reno lodge
had a hard fight meeting rates in
[Frisco territory southwest. Take
Oklahoma City will pay IP,
H00SIER POET IS IN THE CITY TO-DAY
Arthur George, Whose Poems "Have a
Catch" Spends a day in El Reno
in Profitable Recreation.
Arthur George, from Indiana,
where poets grow by the wayside and
authors are born every day, arrived
in El Reno this morning. He was on
ithe streets all day selling his little
(pamphlet entitled "George's Poems."
Soon the news spread and everywhere
you went was repeated the Question,
"Have you seen George?" Perhaps
you have never heard of Arthur
George, nor have ever met him, nor
worse still have never read his
poems. You have yet to live! Of
course 'the busy man could not be
expected 'to keep apace with the . TWO POETS.
poets anJ poetry that Indiana pro- JamOT whltcoufb Riley and I
I Are writ in
i We were born close together
In the old Hoonier State.
mission. They are unanimous in their
opinion that it will mean one of the
biggest boosts this city has ever en
joyed and will give El Reno shippers
a decided advantage. Already new
jobbing houses are arranging to
come to El Reno and there is little
doubt but that this city will be the
i shipping center of the state.
The Rock Island lines, In connec-
tion with their Colorado train ser-
vice, will add telegraphic base bal.
score service to other special features
on the Rocky Mountain Limited and
their new one-night train, "The
In thus taking the initiative am-
ong the Western lines in appealing
to the 'lovers of the national game,
the Rock Island deserves commen-
dlation. (The plan icontemplates
showing final scores, as nearly as ob-
We would tain produce his entire' taina-ble, of Barnes in the National,
. American and Western leagues, to-
works l ut must content ourseiv
with giving below his
That he is intimately
with the great writers c
nied. He knew and loved Riley;
is not a poet of nature!
| is well known and their appearance
i in the local theatre will doubtless at-
i tract large crowds. Each night the
I program will be changed and a newer
! "stunt" will be put on by well known
home talent comedians. In addi-
| tion to these acts the regular vaude-
■ J ville program will be given. In fact
« u ai ik<k Manager Fortner has secured an ex-
LACKEYS ON WITNESS STAND um f°r • •• •••••* " '
j the theatre going public are promised
their money's worth.
lug but the whistle of a train and the
dense clouds from the factory smoke-
stacks will satisfy progressive Okla-
homa. 'Phis is the people's platform.
Already a million red-blooded Okla-
hotnans are saying, "to hell with your
isms that's what's the matter now."
1 sincerely hope that mv own great
party, democratic, so susceptible of
adjusting Itself, will put no other
plunk in the pkitform. You see
when this platform is adopted you
Oklahoma City fellows will not have
to give three 'hundred thousand dol-
lar subsidies; the Guthrie boosters
will not have to sound the fire bell;
Waurika will not have to go broke
with bonuses; and we farmers will
have no need of w igon yards. We
want t«i send fellows to the legislature
who will he all time wanting to come
the two territories had been imposed i home—fellows who have a job at
by corporations and had no way of! home—'like those 'fellows were at
protection. However, we must note | Austin. Exuberant, youthful Okla-
rapld development under these botna wants to the let alone; we
oudltious. Hut true to our instincts don't want a pack of sleuths con-
when we got oti top we proceeded' tinuully shadowing us and umpiring
•pride do uo assemble here today and
exult over this truth, for we claim no
credit for what nature has done.
.Two duties devolve us with regard
to these great natural resources:
First, the discovery; second, the de-
velopment. Legislation can effect
both but more especially the latter,
which must be done by capital. Hut
for more than a decade many politi-
cians and .newspapers have made re-
lentless war on capital without pro-
per discrimination. At the heat of
this Ibattle the state of Oklahoma was
born and naturally antagonism was
crystallized. The common people
HOWAHI> GOt'MPS COl.VSK
JI.YKP I AKXT.M INCIDENT
IlKLATK STORY OF HER ALLEG-
ED INTIMACY WITH ACTOR !
The Wine Cellar Key Plays an lm-
|H>rtaiit Part in the Testimony
j gether with such data concerning the
masterpiece, iaa wj ,be of interest.
acquainted I This feature will also be part of
n not he de- the service on the Golden State Lim-
ited, and. ou and after June 6th
must have known him well
ing to the following lines:
• James Whitcomb dresses fine they
(He puts his clothoson every day.
An observing man is our George.
•Hut here is the big hit:
land patrons #enroute to Colorado or
California need not be out of touch
with the base ball situation. Minco
New York, June 19.—The spot-
light of cross examination continued
to oscillate today in the trial of Mrs.
Howard Gould's suit 'for separation
from the estate as 'Castle Gould to
the 3t. Regis Hotel. Lynchburg, Va.,
to the farm at Blue Gap, Va., to the
Gould yacht, and back to New York
City again, but with the exception
of those moments when it lingered
on Dustin Farnum it never got very
far away from the butler's keys to
the wine cellar.
Only once was there a break In
the procession of 'footman, fb-utiers,
chauffeurs, maids, waiters and bell
boys on whose testimony It Is sought
to prove that Mrs. Gould was an Im-
possible wife, and that was when
'Melville E. Chapman, a broker, who
was a guest of the Gould's on Their
yacht, during several cruises, told of
iseverajl VIHetfed outbreak* bn the
part of Mrs. Gould with emphasis on
Genl. Supt. Robi-ns passed through
poetry at the present • on No. II for Ft. Worth.
• • •
Supt. McGie Is in Shawnee
• • •
Gen. Manager of the Ft. Smith and
•duces >every year but for pure en
^"Vioymomt, intellectual exercise and up-
1 lifting influence read George's poems,
They have the spontaneity of Burns,
the mirth of Itiley, the power of By-; JanieB whitcomb Js Rood on time
Ton and the depth of Shakespeare. As \ml j3 g00d on rhyme
_ George himself writes, "My poems )U> w|]1 foMow hls 8ui,]oct down to' Western, ItuahneU, is here from Ft
(have a catch." I lt!jle r(M t( Smith.
Lot us quote from the immortal just watch us poets shoot.
bard in language better than any we ^ am gi>(>d ()n rhyme but bad on time,
can produce: j • j stay with ray su/bject, too.
MY POEMS | turn your eye as w^ pass by
•My poems Are read in many a state, t And ^ what we poetfi ilSin
JThey are read by men both early a nd. Jamw whitcomb dresses ftne. so they
The girl is reading them dowa by the ; lf|l,hia clothes ou every da).
K®te, i v£y dothes are very poor.
My poems 'have a catch.
clothes have come to
I I It Sl .lis 111
The boy stops to read while return- jariH^ whitcomt: lives Ln a beautiful
• • •
Pete Kilduff. chajrman of the 11
of L. K. of Chicago is here on lousi-
• • •
Master «J^rpenter Bishop made a
business trip to Chickasha this morn-
The program to be given by tin-
Elks will be published next week,
it is not yet known Just what acts
will Ibe given but the boys say they
have some good features (arranged
and are confident they can compete
with any vaudeville teams on the cir-
cuit. The same admission price will
Company Kxpeets to lay Asphalt iu
Tliis <'ity Not Ijater than
Superintendent Klotz, in charge of
the paving for the Cleveland'.'Trini-
dad company in this city, stated to-
day that he expected to be ready to
lay iasphalt not later than next Tue*
day. it has been necessary to orde
special machinery and repairs fo
the asphalt plant and these will be
here tonight. Several steel bed
wagons will arrive tomorrow and
full force will be started at once.
WILL TOUR STATE IN A MOTOR CAR
to wreak vengeance. Our legislature
virtually pojiscd e\ |>ost. I'ado laws
with a spirit of get even and evident-
y some of our executive officers are
'iideavoring to enforce such laws.
Characteristic of our race we went
oo strong. The shrewd politician
•aught the Inspiration early in the
game and went upon the highways
and pictured to the people the great
every marble game it Is embarrass-
ing. We are going to do about as
near right as our mothers taught
us, law or no law.
The governor of,Texas and the gov-
ernor of Oklahoma have each taken
a shot at. the commercial clubs. Do
you know the reason why? I see no
reason why we should be criticized
because we have the nerve to try
octopus ready to entwine us in his I to do what they htaven't done. We
cruel tentacles. Nothing could stay are not hunting a band wagon. We
our fear. With a vision of a Don are not being duped. 1 do not know
Quixote he told us how he, as the Qf any politicians in the organiza-
ctiOsen knight, would ward off this |tions. This is an off year and the
great demon, which, after all, the! people have a right to talk. For
.people have learned, was only timid ! more than two years no railroad mile-
capital seeking to develop our resour-1 ;lRt has ibeen built within the state
ces. These politicians now say we j except that for which bonds had been
are slandering Oklahoma (because we j sold previous to statehood. We are
will not continue to believe in their tive thousand miles behind Kansas,
huser man." | They tell us it Is scarcity of money;
Party platforms have bristled with however, it Is a fact that municipal
dire pessimism but the people never and farm loans are snapped up at a
write these platforms. They ure only greater 'premium than ever before,
dope sheets written for and by ouy You see we have not legislated
spell-binders and always contain | against that class of security. One
enough "ism" to melt down a cellu- j short extension of road -is now under
State Commerce Commission will travel
in Style and Cover Almost
Ing from his plow
And the old woman reads while the
calf milks the cow,
And the old man will read, (but lwisn't
My po<*tns (have a catch.
The modest, unassuming uature j
of the famous poet may be road in j
every line. Notice the art in includ-;
-ing the whole d—u family to two
Inadvertantly, perhaps, the poet j
ex|>oses his age in a poem on the J DKATHH
handkerchief: "I received the hand-. Harmon Gooeeman. ago three
kerchief, dear sister, etc.; It carried; months and three days, died at the
®ie back to Indiana sixty years ago. G-ooseman residence one mile east
w we kuow he's all of sixty. of the city Thursday morning. Funer-
George is nothing ir not patriotic. I al services were held yesterday t
Witness this from his poem on "Ex-j the German Lutheran church.
i In the state where he was born.
[ I spent my boyhood days
| In raising hogs and corn.
1 worked early, and I worked late,
I atn now working the old Sun-
The Indiana poet Is "delighted"
with El Reno but misses the refining
I influences of his native state.
Cir Distributor Hammack leaves
Texas Monday to spend his three
months' vacation with his folks.
• • •
Clerk Chas. Lessassier will go to
Ft. Wodth tomorrow to spend Sun-
• • •
The Oklahoma dlvTston expects to
move 150 or more cars of stock
the Kansas City markets today.
• • •
Roadmaster J. B. Mabile was call-
ed to ITexas on account of an uncle
being injured in an accident on the
T. & P. Ry.
• • •
T. B. Higgins, who was agent at
Ft. Cobb a couple of years ago, has
re-entered service and 'has boen as-
signed the agency at Addington.
■r (pansiou :
i#'Oh swer* j not a hair, but do what
A. C. Bender passed away at his
Ifl fair, ' I home twelve miles southeast of the
•And still remember the Maine; | city yesterday afternoon. His death
IPor people will grunt when it's wet, j was caused from paralysis and was
And they will grunt If It's dry, ' not unexpected. He leaves a wife,
And they will grunt if it's going to two sons and one daughter. Remains rain there until last Satprda>, and
rain." I will be taken to Sun City, Kaa., Mon- j absolutely no crops In sight at the
And critics* have said that George j day, for burial. | present time.
In a motor car on a trip of Inspec-
tion ot all the railroads in the state
is the trip which the corporation
commission are preparing for and th«
start will be made next week.
The distance to be covered Is 5,-
miles, and it is thought f.hat It
will take several months to com-
plete the trip, as every mile has to
be inspected. There Is no set time
when the tour will be finished, as it
is not known when or how long the
stops will have to 'be made.
This car runs on the rails like a
sar on the street tracks and is pro-
pelled In the same manner as an au-
tomobile and Is scheduled at forty
miles per hour with six people. This
siame car is used by many railroad
officials for fast trips when there is
an emergency call and no time for
As the valuing of the properties of
the various roads is a great work and
requires the most careful observa-
tion, ^)he trip is a most important one.
First, a railroad furnishes the
commission a blue print, right of way
building, depots, culverts, -bridges,
etc., and are figured over In the
railroad "building. After a valuation
is made In this way, the (blue ipnnt Is
taken with the inspecting party and
slipped along in the records as the
motor passes over the track, so the
engineers can discover ne"v work not
shown in the blue prints, or discover
where the road has been change^ in
some respect without being recorded,
it 1s claim**! the experts will also 1m;
able to figure a rather accurate de-
preciation of the property.
The distance that can be covered
In a day can not be given for this de-
pends upon the number of stoi>s
required and the length of time it
will take to make the examinations.
Purcell, Oklahoma City, Ardmore,
Muskogee, Shawnee and K1 Reno will
doubtless require three days and
other stations will take from two
hours to a dajr to examine.
•Where the inspections are complotu
the figures so obtained are compared
with estimates gathered from blue
•prints, and an average arrived at,
which will l>e the commission's valu-
ation of the physical property or the
amount of money it would require to
reproduce the railroad fcf necessary,
Added to the physical valuation, for
told colar. For a dozen years dem-
agogues and party platforms have so
terrified our children that hardly
would they go wash their feel or
sleep by themselves out of fear that
some huge corporate dollar with long
legs might carry them away In the
darkness. We are not slandering
Oklahoma—we are merely acknow-
ledging our mistakes.
I voted for our constitution be-
cause it allows the easy passage of
expedient laws. That the constitu-
tion allows me to keep weapon
defense in my home, but it never In-
tended that I should use them only as
expedience demands. Kvery legisla-
tor and state official should 1*
this in mind and never pass nor en-
force punitive laws except as nec-
essity demands. Probably the great-
est statesman of our time is Presi-
dent Diaz of Mexico whose strength
lies in his expediency. Saint Peter
was an expedient man.
Any ten-year-old school boy knows
the railroads should not be required
to T'ay twenty-five per cent, of the
taxes of Oklahoma, and we country-
people who need a railroad in our
own locality did not approve of such
unkind knocks -at that class of in-
vestment. Anybody knows the cor-
porations do not own half the
wealth of the state. Give us mor*
railroads, interurbans. telephone-
and factories, then we will not ne&d
dreamy Country Life Coram. sion
to lift the rural people of Oklahoma
out of an unhappy condition.
Our time and our resources de-
Joe Kratcha has moved to El Reno
from Amarillo and will rtyride in this
city until next season wfcjen he will
move to the farm. Mr Kratoha re-. . .
ports an exceedingly dry' ncaaon Jn glneer, who knows the cost of ma-1 rapacity of
th. Panhandle, there having he«n no
commission's office by the experts en-1 rate-making purposes, Is the earning
terlal and labor, and oan arrive at an to earn, its Interest and bonded in-
estlmate of the coat of "ailing or cut- debtedneaa all formiug a basis u^on
ing" a grade. His knowledge comes which the road's uhj|
from years of practical experienco In 1 lie are determl
TilK WHITK NTtM'K <*>.MI'A\Y
w:iy in Oklahoma. The peoj>Je along-
thai route donated four thousand dol-
lars a mile to get it to build.
Tile people of Oklahoma and Tex-
as want the fussy politician to quit
splashing tihe water so we can catcli
some of these tish instead of having
to buy them. We have legislated for
wild fowl and game by throwing pro-
tection around them. Some of these
timid foreign dollars anight builrf
some nests In our midst if our state
would not insist on counting the eggs
I recently knew an Oklahoma boot-
legger with a large list of satisfied
customers who got disgusted and
quit business because a policeman
continually o:ime around to count the
money and take out too much. That's
the way with our corporaions; the
state is always coming around count-
ing the money and taking out too
Another class of legislation on the
wane in Oklahoma Is that of intoler-
ance. Our last legislature did not
adopt a single law to dwarf individ-
uality. Our people still believe man
is a free moral agent and that tho
laws based on the decaloguo are
sufficient to control the individual.
The unconscious dtlfting together of
church and state in the southwest
has been detected 'by minister and
I layman, a halt has been called, and
no prospective immigrant need fear
Puritanism within our borders. W
are aware that ohr greatness depend*
on our strong personality as Individ-
uals and this shall not be curtailed.
WILL ItKMAIN IN ALASKA
At I lie I'alace Alrdome—A ljuljr Vk>- silan ||. |M Mkes the Nort li-
nn Soloist With tlie tom imo?. ,m climate.
The White Company will appear A [, McDonald received a me -
tomorrow at the Palace in the beau-! BaRe today from Silas 1C. Reld. for-
tlful dramatic story, "Was -Stic to niBr Qf tihe United States dla-
Hlarae." This company is headed i tpict court „f Alaska, stating that the
by the clever actress Miss lleatrlce wfli remain in Ailaska land
Oordon, and an advanco notice from apen a )aw umce |n Fairbanks. The
Sapulpa says: "Miss Gordon as an ju<ig« states that he expects to do a
art res* is a wonder." With the com-
pany Is Miss Mario Shepard, one of
the leading lady-Triolinlsts. Her
work has been commented upou by
critics as great. Several other ex-
tra features are a part of this attrae-
and .must be seen to 'be appreci-
for .the week are
big practice, and Is well satisfied to
remain ',n the frozen north. Mr. Mc-
Donald will make a trip to Texaa
within a few days, and witlrin t«*
days will return to Alaska.
Mrs. Charles J. Hunt of GalnsJ
came la last night to visit with]
parents In tbl* city.
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