Garfield County Democrat. (Enid, Okla.), Vol. 11, No. 46, Ed. 1 Wednesday, September 11, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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Garfield County Democrat.
ENID, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1907.
JOS. S. JACOBS.
Ferd Denner, the nine-year old son of
Ernest Denner, editor of the Staata-
Zeitung, was found dead In the bottom
of a thirty foot well in the New State
Creamery building Friday evening
about 7 o'clock. He and an older
brother had gone to the creamery for
milk and were playing around the
building and after a short time he was
missing. His brother supposing he
had gone off with some other boys
thought nothing of the matter. At
supper he did not return and his father
became uneasy and went in search of
him. His older brother mentioned
about the well and his father went to
the creamery and with the assistance
of another man descended into the
well and discovered the boy's hat float-
ing on the water. The body was re-
covered in about four feet of water
but the boy's neck had been broken in
the fall by striking against a ladder
that was down against the side of the
The funeral took place from the
Christian Church Saturday. The ser-
vices were conducted by Rev. Scott
Better With High License.
The Washington correspondent
of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat
lataly made an exhaustive
quiry in the results of state legis-
lation to control the liquor traffic
He wrote to the governors of al!
the states for statistics and
opinions, and received many in-
teresting letters. In a two-col
umn article on July 7 he told the
results of his inquiries. He found
that there was a growing senti-
ment for temperance in many ot
the states, but that in practically
all the states where the liquor
traffic was an issue, local option
and high license were employed
in preference to prohibition such
as prevails in Kansas.
Iowa had abandoned the kind
of prohibition proposed for the
new state of Oklahoma, after
finding it an unsaxisfactory ex
periment. Gov. Cutnmings
"Our regulation is known as
the mulct law, which, while not
licensing the sale of liquor, bars
prosecution, provided the tax is
paid and the provisions of the
law complied with. This law
allows the citizens of a communi
ty to decide whether liquor shall
be sold, requiring a statement of
consent, with varying proportions
of the voters,depending on wheth-
er the consent is sought in a city
or county. The plan is prac-
tically local option and high
Gov. Brooks of Wyoming wrote
"High license, with strict regu-
lation, heavy bonds being re-
quired of saloon keepers and deal-
ers, is the only solution of the
In practically every state where
genuine temperance had made
substantial headway, the result
had not come through sumptuary
laws. Citizens had been per-
mitted to test for themselves in
their respective communities
such plans as they thought best
adapted to their needs. It was a
process of education, and not one
of arbitrary coercion.
I learn that one R. S. Waite,
recently connected with the
Democrat, is attempting through
a law firm here to collect bills
against merchants and business
men. lie has not a shadow of
right to do so and I now warn all
i , owing this paper not to pay such
^bills. In a settlement with
wWaite the bills fell to me and I
'■paid the outstanding indebted-
jm ness. Take not
tempt to collect
Among the most prominent of
our candidates and perhaps one
of the best known is Joe Jacobs.
So well is he known throughout
the county that it is scarcely
necessary to mention the fact
thai he is our candidate for Pro-
bate Judge. He occupied the
position ot justice of the
peace here for years and so well
posted is he in the law that but
one decision was reversed in the
upper courts. The business of
the office was very large, never
leaving a leisure day. Judge
Jacobs was admitted to the bar
and practiced law in Kansas but
when he came to Oklahoma he
saw but little hope of earning a
livelihood in that profession and
devoted himself toother pursuits.
Recently, however, he was again
examined in Oklahoma and ad-
mitted to the bar here. This
was necessary in order to qualify
as probate judge. He is a lead-
ing member of the Christian
Church, a man of the strictest
probity of character, abstemious,
upright and honest, broad and
liberal in his views on all ques-
tions, and hidebound on none.
He is prominent in the fraternal
orders and has performed many
charitable deeds. He seems cer-
tain of election and it is the
earnest hope of his friends that
he may be.
Rainey Talks To You
Enid, Ok., Sept. 9, 1907.
To the People of Garfield Co:
I have been absent from the
office but two days since my
nomination, and I deem it just
to you to state plainly my reasons
tor not making a personal can-
vass during the campaign just
The busiest time of the year in
the County Superintendent's of'
fice is during and immediately
after the county normal institute.
In addition to the work incident
to the normal the ordinary mail is
quite heavy and most of the
letters received require prompt
There is scarcely an hour in
the day that some member of
a school board or some teacher
does not call and as many of
them come from remote parts of
the county, and on important
business, it is but just to them, to
the schools and to myself that I
be found in my proper place.
I have subscribed to an obliga-
tion which makes it incumbent
upon me to discharge the duties
of this office to the best of my
ability, and I do not think I can
fulfill this obligation by being
absent from duty the major part
of a month soliciting votes.
I therefore decided early in the
campaign to remain at my post
and leave the matter of my re-
election entirely to the judgment
of the sovereign voters of Gar-
field county, believing that they
appreciate a public official who
endeavors to do his duty towards
them rather than spend his time
in advancing his personal inter-
Yours Very Respectfully,
Kansas Helps Oklahoma-
"Kansas temperance advocates
are flocking to Oklahoma to par-
ticipate in the contest for prohi-
bition in the new state that will
be decided Sept. 17, when the
vote on the new constitution is
taken. Kansas is sending scores
ot speakers there to help in the
The above article appea red in
the Chicago Record-Herald. It
shows plainly, as everybody
knows, that the people of Okla-
homa are not to be trusted with
minding their own affairs and at-
tending to their own business.
They are being subjected to the
same interference that fastened
prohibition upon Indian Terri-
tory for 21 years through the
agency ot paid lobbyists in
Washington, such as the Rev. E.
Oklahoma and Indian Terri-
tory have felt for years that their
subjection to federal government
in Washington was intolerable.
Now that individuals, who live
in other states, who pay no taxes
in Oklahoma, and who come
here to parade their wisdom, arc
trying to supplement the federal
government, it would seem that
forbearance should cease to be a
Some day, let it be hoped, the
people of other state3, will find
out that the people of Oklahoma
and Indian Territory are not so
ignorant and lawless as not to
know what they want and how to
get it. ___
The following correspondence
is self explanatory:
Stillwater, Ok., July 15.
Mr. E. F. Arnett,
I learned through Mr. George
Berry of Pawnee, that when a
vaeancy occurred in the depart-
ment of meat inspector, that
three old soldiers made applica-
tion for this position and that
Governor Frantz turned them
down and appointed negroes in-
stead. If this be true, will you
kindly let me know?
Very respectfully yours,
J. T. Gkay.
Against State Wide prohibition.
he intolerant denunciation by political
manipulators employed for money to direct
the affairs of the Anti-Saloon league that is
heaped upon every person unwilling to follow
their leadership and subscribe to their de-
batable doctrines, grows more and more in-
sistent in proportion as arguments increase
against the adoption of statewide prohibition
as a constitutional measure.
Unwilling to admit that thousands of Okla-
homa's best and most reputable citizens are
opposed to statewide prohibition from prin-
ciple, in view of its failure in other states,
and that they are honest in promoting the
plans of the Citizens' League of Oklahoma, an
organization independent of all political par
ties, and which has not used its influence to
secure the nomination to office of any place-
seeking, ambitious politician; and which has
not attempted to disrupt any political party
by attacking one candidate and supporting
another, these political xianagers of the Anti-
Saloon League turn loose their malice in
If the leaders of the Anti-Saloon League, at
the very threshold of statehood, are bold
enough to enter into cabals and compacts with
politicians and party factions, it should be
apparent that shortly these politicians and
their faction will swallow the Anti-Saloon
League, or that the Anti-Saloon League will
destroy the power of the party to which it has
formed a parasitical attachment. This cannot
be denied. The future results of such deals
would be disastrous, not only to the political
party involved, but to the state at larg",
which prospers in proportion to the free and
iiTdependent action of its political organiza-
Official data taken from the Internal Reve-
nue Office of the United States at Leaven
worth, Kansas, for the year ending June 30,
The following table shows the number of
licenses issued by the Government at Leaven-
worth, Kansas forjthe past year to the state of
Kansas and the two territories.
Kan- Ind.*, Okla.
Open all Night
The demand for drugs and compounding of pre-
scriptions is just as urgent in the small hours of the
morning as at noonday. To accommodate our patrons
and the public at large, we have added to our force of
graduated pharmacists and will keep the store open
at all hours. No matter what hour, you can get it at
The Owl, the store that never closes its doors.
Wo guarantee that every prescription will ho filled with pure, fresh
drugs and in strict accordance with the physician's directions.
THE OWL 'PllONE 180 rvt. A VESPER, PROP,
Vote strong for John A. Wil-
liams and A. -W. Mullikin for
con -table. Do this and they will
Mr. Smith, our
county treasurer, is gaining
strength all over the county and
will overwhelm his opponent,
1 aac h'egier. Regier is good
enough a man in his place but he
that such at-1 is a subject of ridicule in his own
. inc,rai, partv as ,i candidate for treusur-
P Mooki ,-'r• He is so incompetent and so
Pub. Democrat, j incapable that it was a wrong to
th • people and to Regier for the
Republicans to put him up.
Vote for Mert Johnson for Dis-
Crescent, Ok., Aug. 5.
Mr. J. T. Gray,
I have read your question and
hereby certify that I am a white
person, and that I am an ex-
Union soldier and that at the
time of vacancy referred to in
your letter, I made application
for the position and was highly
recommended and endorsed for
the position. That my compe-
tency were as high as any one
would need for such position.
Governor Frantz turned down
my application and appointed a
negro to the place.
E. E. Arnett.
Here and There
Waukomis Hornet: Some fel-
low was prowling around the
grainety of King Eaton, who
lives just east ot town, the other
night and Mr. Eaton took a shot
at him, and the way that fellow
hit the pike, yelling as he went,
was not slow.
The Watchman is the name of
a new paper established at
Woodwaul by A. J. R. Smith
and the first issu? " 'ist
week. Political./ is Demo-
cratic witii prohibition proclivi-
The next term of court in the
fiftr district will be convened at
Potid Creek, Sept. 23, Judge
Berry must bq elected for the
same reasons as those urged in
the case of Pat Goulding and for
the additional reason that Gould-
ing will need a confrere in the
'house from Garfield county.
Rectifiers 3 0
Retail liquor dealers .... 2583 55 jJJ 962
Wholesale liquor dealers 28 |*2 \L__j 27
Wholesale beer dealers 101 44 3 99
Retail beer dealers 637 549 [188
Brewers 2 [0 2
Kansas has three licenses issued to
issued in Oklahoma.
Indian Territory has one liquor dispensing
point to every two licenses in Oklahoma.
Kansas wholesales 1 per cent more liquor
Kansas wholesales 2 per cent more beer
Indian Territory wholesales nearly half as
much beer as Oklahoma.
Kansas has three times as many rectifiers
Kansas has as many breweries as Oklahoma
Kansas has 3354 licenses to Oklahoma's
Kansas is a prohibition state while Okla
homa is a license state. Every liquor license
in a prohibition state represents an illegal
drinking place. No better evidence is needed
to show that prohibition does not prohibit in
a prohibition state.
The prohibitionists claims that prohibition
is effective in Kansas and point to it as an
example that prohibition prohibits.
Thirty-three huudred and fifty-four liquor
licenses issued in Kansas, each paying a rev-
enue of $500, would produce for the state
$1,677,000; the 1279 licenses of Oklahoma
produce $639,500. Which condition do you
want—3354 joints showing a loss to the state
of $1,677,000, or 1579 legally licensed places
producing a revenue of $639,500 and conduct-
ed under the strictest regulations? Notice
the loss to the state each fiscal year. On the
same basis, were we to have prohibition,
there would be more licenses issued than un
der a high license, local option law. These
figures do not include the bootleggers, bottle
toters or social clubs.
Which system do you prefer?
A Good Company
O. J. Fleming, Pres 8. T. Alton. Vice-Pres. Frank H. Letbon, Cashier
Enid National Bank
Successor to the B ink of Kind
CAPITAL FULLY PAID, $ioo,coo.oo
Courteous and Liberal Treatment to ^.l
A first-class Banking Institute with large capital
conducted along safe and conseivative lines
WE DO NOT PAY INTEREST
OUR STOCKHOLDERS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
S. T, Alton
M. M. Callaway
W. E. Cogdal
C. E. Gannon
Frank H. Letson
W. H. Kin^
J. E. McChristy
J. D. Minton
C. K. Mahew
J. C. Roberts
H. L. Robinson
A. E. Stephenson
Glern A Walters
E. B. Weatherly
O. J. Fleming
We want to
do your paint-
ing- and paper-
dew to show
men to serve you
Southwestern Paint Co.
The New Paint Store.
The Beggar Prince Opera Co.
are filling a week's engagement
at the Loewen Theatre and is
by far the best theatrical troupe
to appear here this summer. The
repetoire comprises all high
class productions. Thursday
night, September 12 the company
will present the Chimes of Nor
mandy. Theatre goers will miss
a treat if they fail to attend.
J. \V. Smith, tho opera house
manager is to be cotnplimcnfed
in his successful effort in secur-
ing first class companies. Next
week the Metropolitan Stock
Company will begin a two weeks
engagement at the Electric Park.
Here's a snap! Large fount, outside filler, concaved top,
heavy, round tubes, strong wire guard and bail handle, No. O
retinned steel burner, automatic steel lift, handy globe lift,
complete with globe and wick. 1 have also stable lanterns, 50c,
dashboard lanterns, "cold blast" lanterns, &c, all at very low
prices. See my line of lamps. I've what you want in porce-
lain, glass or metal, from 10c to §10.00.
"On, how beautiful!" Yes, that's what they say about the
new "open stock" dinnerware pattern "Violet" Haviland re-
ceived yesterday. The decoration is just a dainty, delicate
spray of violets on a pure white ground, Roman gold erirrs
sponged gold handles, and the prettiest shaped pi> ce-iiniHgi
You'll be satisfied here in Ilaviland ware. I'.v h:i!t ,i< zt-i
open stock patterns in addition to a large line of f n'cy pi or 0-1 1*1
various beautiful decorations. See the new *• 4."In' 1 • • ■ t.d.il,'1
glass—from piece sets, berry sets, water sets, &c, 1 j ; i ■'
rich, heavy, crystal beauties.
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