Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 51, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 6, 1916 Page: 4 of 8
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OKLAHOMA STATE REGISTER
OKI AHOMA STATE REGISTER
Ei.teiM at the Po«U>fftec- at Guthrie,
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Subscription price per Year. $1.00.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916.
OkLAHOMV OIL PROMOTION.
Possibly by this time Oklahoma ex-
ceeds any other state in the total
yield of petroleum. It has been sec-
ond to California for some three years
or four years but by now it in caught
up with that state.
The preliminary estimate of U. S.
Geological Survey given California a
production of 89,000,000 for 1915 and
Oklahoma 80,000,000. But the Califor-
nia field is on the decrease, the report
giving its yield for 1914 as 99,000,000,
while Oklahoma production for 1914 is
given as 73,000,000, making a decrease
of 10,000,000 and an increase for Ok-
lahoma of 7,000,000 barrels.
The balance of the report is inter-
esting in showing a decrease of pro-
duction in the majority of the states,
while Oklahoma is jumping up by
leaps and bonds. Texas has increas-
ed from 20,000,000 to 26,000,000, but
UlinoiB has gone down from 21,000,-
000 to 18,000,000, West Virginia from
9,680,000 to 9,000,000, Ohio from 8,000,-
000 to 7,000,000, Kansas from 3,103,585
to 3,000,000 and Indiana from 1,335,456
to 1,000,000. The oil field of Pennsyl-
ania, strange to say, has increased
from 8,170,335 to 8,700,000 and Louis-
iana from 14,000,000 to 18,000,000. The
market production of petroleum for
1915 was approximately 257,400,000
and the total yield 291,400,000 barrels,
atbout 24,000,000 brought to the sur-
face being placed in field storage. It
will be seen that California and Okla-
homa produce nearly two-thirds of the
total in this country.
nation a high ambition for America
as a .unit must have equally as high
results. This individual striving for
mere property and money indepen-
dence is not enough, for there comes
a time when a citizen asks for his
nation as he does for himself: What
is all this accumulation of wealth
This nation is the most potent in
possibilities on the globe today, but
without a definite ideal for its na-
tional tendency and hence it is but a
maelstrom of individual strife for
money making. But where will this
ever increase of money making lead
to in the end?
A military and naval preparedness
will concentrate its national motive
into making it the greatest nation on
the globe, as now the selfish indivi-
dual effort is concentrated for in-
crease of riches. It will make all
citizens, rich and poor, equal sharers
in this national ideal and so lift
from an aimless life into one of
highest hope for the nation the
every day motive of the mass. From
childhood to manhood the spirit of
this national ideal will supervene all
personal effort. Until service for
the country is considered a greater
honor than acquirement of millions,
this government cannot enlist the
services of its able young men. Forty
years with one object in view has
made the German nation the highest
in efficiency and power. A genera-
tion of American effort can make this
country the dominating factor in the
world's affairs. Unless young men
pre trained to take a direct interest
in their country they cannot serve
it with a united effort. Where the
heart lies there the arm follows.
THE CH1RCII AND THE LAB4HI
The state Sbcialist convention last
week, in Oklahoma City, that was in
session six days, passed a resolution
forbidding any authorized speaker of
that party to debate with any preach-
er on political questions, unless the
preacher was endorsed by some polit-
ical party. The presumption is that
WISE MEN AND OTHERWISE.
We stepped into the session of the
State Bar Association, in the parlors! this was done to eliminate him from
of the Skirvin Hotel last Saturday to (speaking in his personal capacity as
see how the most "learned" (or is it a preacher and transfer him for the
most able?) profession deported itself time being into the erena of a poll
on occasions of its own business. We tician bedonging to the party in whose
found them talking like a lot of jab-1 behalf toe addresses .himself. This
bering washerwomen. We had arriv- i resolution was passed, after a long
ed. in the years of annual meetings, to discussion, on the claims that "the
the conclusion that the newspaper fra- preacher is the tool of Che capitalist
ternity was a little shy, or careless.j because he must depend upon the lat-
on its intellectual side, but the law- ter for his living and therefore could
yers "stack up" no better, save that ^ not get the point of view of the lab-
they are a little more «pompus and orer.
rodomontade on their feet, addressing
the chair, which their professional
training gives tihem. They know bet-
ter how to talk worse and say
The profound question of reducing
the number of the jury to eight mem-
bers and have six constitute a verdict,
This is a standard claim of social
ism that has ibeen iterated and reit-
erated from one year to another. It
is a serious charge, if true, and is
worthy of debatable ground by the
church itself that seeks to reach the
laborers within its fold.
Is it true that only the monied men
OKLAHOMA SOCIALISTS HOLD A
BOOSTER ( LI B INSTALLS
Oklahoma City, Ok., Dec. 30.—The
Socialist State convention held a
stormy session on its closing day.
Mean* of lialslnir rroparanda Fond Sew President Parsons Appoint* Chair-
men of Standing Committees
and Reviews Year.
That the spirit of the new year
marked the meeting of the Young
. Men's Booster Club held Thursday
There was a hot ftght over assessing I n,ght >t the chamber of commerce
against men elected, to office on the!^. wa8 evldenced b), the good at.
Socialist ticket a percentage of their and the enthugiasm and
pay for propaganda work. The body I optim,sm whlch prevailed throughout
rejected a committee report adverse to I the en(lre mecting. Re,wit* from the
the proposition, but stipulated that the vaHous standing committees were
contributions might be voluntary. This | ^eard, fully discussed and approved
was made necessary by a law that by tJ]e meeting, after which a number
specifies that no candidate may agree
to pay anything for his office. The
increasing success of Socialists for
county offices in Oklahoma led to the
interest in this subject.
The convention laid on the table a
resolution requiring candidates for
office to have been socialists for two
years and Oklahoma residents for four
years. Candidates for state office now
must have been socialists for two
years for county office one year.
The first business of the morning
session was the election of State Chair
man J. O. Welday to the position of
chairman of the convention for the
third consecutive time.
Following this a committee introdu-
ced a resolution to the effect that no
authorized speaker of the Socialist
party be allowed to debate on any po-
litical question with a preacher, unless
of new propositions were taken up
for discussion, among which were the
effect of the proposed interurban line
into the city, and the advertising of
the mineral waters along the different
Mr. Ralston the retiring president
of the club, in an able address re-
viewed the work of the organization
during the year, and thanked the var-
ious members for their hearty co-
operation and support. After his ad-
dress, the following officers were in-
stalled: president, E. E. Parsons; vice
president,, T. H. Harmon; Secretary.
Prof. H. C, Shinn; treasurer Clifford
President Parsons announced the
appointment of the following chair-
men of the standing committees, whicfo
appointments were approved by the
body;' publicity, C. E. Sheue; civic.
ARMY OFFICERS TRAIN JAP EOY SCOUTS
Photo by American Press Association.
said preacher was indorsed by some Claude C. Clothier; auditing, J. H.
political party of the state. Claims
that the preacher is the tool of the
capitalist because he must depend up-
on the latter for his living and there-
fore could not get the point of view
of the laborer were advanced in favor
of the resolution. One speaker declar-
ed that "every time a preacher takes
the stand on a political question you
can bet your two-bit hat that some
capitalist has slipped him a $10 bill.
The platform adopted is practically
the same as that of last year.
was up for discussion. If the average can be depended upon to contribute
citizen—or all of them—had been ' to the support of the church and that
present, and heard some of the reasons i this has an influence on the utter-
why a small body of mien could not ilncpB of the pulpit on questions of
bring as good justice out of their justice between Labor and Capital.'
"innerds" the average citizen would not I *8 It true that laboring men in their
have been much flattered. He is but proportion to numbers do not attend
the grist beneath the upper and neth- j church and either cannot or will not
er stone of the lawyers and the judge contribute to its support, and why ?
turns the grindstone. What the I These are serious questions that if
clients get is what the unknown gods
But the legal profession is a neces-
sary and valuable one, just the same.
It is a profession of special service.
In every day life it takes the trouble
investigated might help to clear the
general complaint oif the part of the
leading ministers' of the country of
the falling off of church attendance
Two years ago over four million dol-
lars was subscribed in New York citj
do that which persons in other for nation wide movement of religion
occupations have no training, or time j inducement of workmen. This was
to do. and in extreme cases, when men raised by men ana women of large
cannot flo justice decently and honest- means, in individual amounts from
ly between themselves, lest they come j $2. ,000 to as high as $200,000. The
to iblowB, they turn their affairs over j press was full for a time of a vast
to the lawyers, willing to take such ' army going over the country, preach
results as they would not take priv- I ing mostly to factory men at the noon
atelv between themselves. | day hour. What has become of that
The profession or law is like other ; movement? Wouldnn't the workmen
professions—deeply buried under use- ; listen?
less ethical debris of centuries of cus- | There i* somewhere a deep founda-
tom. But the lawyers (when among j tion to this general apathy of the
themselves, and ••honor-bright" in I workingmen in regard to church at-
their confessions) are no more able to tendance. It is used to be consideered
eliminate the useless ringamoroles of | that the saloon and places of amuse-
casuistry than other professions, ment he should not attend prevented
Hence there is too much of a dead **is support of church, but even in pro-
technical knowledge required of the ! hibition states the worklngman has not
successful practioner for the law to <ome back to in proportion to the re-
be any longer an intellectual profes-, duction of the saloon's ability to con-
sion, except for the chosen few of such sole him
The Socialists should not go un-
challenged in their olalm that the pul-
pit is not the friend and defender of
I.Abor. If left unchallanged on the as-
sumption that they are right and have
a further tendency to keep the work-
man away from the church. If treated
trenscendent gifts that they burn all
details as so much chaff and leap to
the underlying principles by secondary
CONCENTRATION TO POINT.
In all this talk of German prepar-
edness, its militarism and all. it must , with Intelligent sympathy, may be the
be acknowledged that a united na- means to ge to the rootofthematter
tional motive was the power that \ and so make the greatest movement
drove It into an efficiency as of one j for the church possible. In Oklahoma
man. A nation must have an object especially the rural church has about
in view for which it strives, the same died out. How shall this be rem-
an an individual. Germany taught odied? What union of town and
the supremacy of the nation over all j country can be made?
its neighbor powers until the whole j The question is a big one and needs
united power of the people worked a .new interpretation. The old meth-
toward that end. | « ds seem to have largely become ln-
ThiB high ideal lifted the lowliest adequate, unattractive and uninspiring,
lout into a self-respecting citizen of gospel must go on, and it must
greater efficiency. If such an object j,e a gospel and a consolation for
had such an effect upon the German the lowly.
ANGER CUTS LIFE SHORT.
"Unless you are tired of life, learn
to control your temper," advises a
prominent physician. "Have you ever
given a thought as to why so many
men die between the ages of 50 and
"You havent? Well, do you want
to live out your own alloted span of
three score years and ten? You do?
Then avoid, as very plagues, three
things—grief, worry and anger. The
latter particularly, and for this reas-
"Times cures grief, and wisdom
cures worry—you get wise as to the
utter futility of it—hut there's no time
cure for anger, and it's only the wis-
est of men, and very few there are of
them, who are wise enough to make
a point of never getting angry.
"Anger, or rage, uses up the vital
forces at an appalling rate. That ex-
hausted feeling which comes over you
after you have been thoroughly angry
should tell you that you have drawn
on the day's supply of vitality."
AMERICAN WOMAN VICEREINE OF
lMts. Lewis Hkrcourt, a cousin of J.
P. Morgan, will he the second Amer-
ican woman to become vicereine of In-
dia. Her husband, the son of the late
Sir William Vernon Harcourt, one of
the great men of modern British pol-
itics has just resigned his place as
first commissioner of works in the
British cabinet to take t'he place of
viceroy of India The first American
woman to be vicereine of India was
Mary Leiter of Chicago, who married
Lord Curzon. Mrs. Harcourt was the
eldest daughter of the late Walter H.
Burns. Her mother was a sister of
J. Plerpont Morgan. She was mar-
ried to .Mr. Harcourt in 1899, and they
have four children.
Lewis Vernon Harcourt has Ibeen
Liberal member of Parlament since
1904. Formerly he was secretary to
his father, and has always been a fav-
orite at court.
Cravens; convention, Grover C. Ral-
ston; entertainment, Robert Stewart;
legislative, Chester A. Marr; mem-
bership, W. L. Leonard; educational,
Rev. Guy H. Findly; music, R. G. Stif-
fey; athletic, Fred W. Green. These
chairmen will constitute the board
of directors of the club for the year.
The retiring president of the club,
Groer C. Ralston was tendered a
hearty and unanimous vote of thanks
for his efforts in behalf of the club
during the past year, and for the effi-
cient manner in which he conducted
the affairs of the same. Adjournment
was then taken until the next regular
meeting night, which will be the first
Tuesday evening in February.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
S. F. Freeman to W. F. Graeber SE
Charles G. How to Rebecca E. Co,uch
lots 21 and 22 b 25 Cole $100.
iFrank O. Ringer to B. H. Brintling-
er NW. 35-16-3W $3,500.
Frank L. Denny to Alva C. McCand-
less lots 8 and 9 V. 6, Lovell $200.
Anna Murtha to Harry E. Hall
(1906) lots 21 and 22 b. 31 $1,000.
Chas. Perkins to J. L. Mereness N. E
H. T. Hansford to Belle Blesh SW.
Belle McCall to J. H. Samples NW
Frank McWethy to J. L. Mereness
lot four and part of lot three of Sec.
FAIRBANKS INDORSED FOR PRESI-
DENT IN 1916.
Indianapolis. Ind., Dec. 30.—At a
love feast here today Indiana Republi-
cans indorsed Charles W. Fairbanks
former Vice President, for the Repub-
lican nomination for President of the
United States. At the same meeting
Edwin P. Morrow pledged to Mr. Fair-
banks the delegation from Kentucky
at the national Republican convention
at Chicago in June.
Mr. Fairbanks was given a noisy
ovation when he rose to speak.
"The people have tried democracy,"
said Mr. Fairbanks, "and democracy
has tried them. The result has been a
reunited, rebaptized party of opposi-
tion. There is no divided Republican-
ism—we are reunited as of old."
Suggesting a Republican platform
for 1916, the speaker advocated a for
eign policy "Just and firm," adequate
preparation for national defense,
protective tariff, a merchant marine
and "high living standards for Ameri-
OKLAHOMA FARM EDITOR GOES
Oklahoma City, Dec. 29.—John
Wilkinson who has ibeen editor of
the Oklahoma Farmer for the past
three years retires January 1 to ac-
cept a position as dean of farm
schools and farm correspondence in
the Ijouisiana university and agricul-
tural college at Baton Rouge.
Mr. Wilkinson's salary will be $200 a
month and he will begin his duties
at Baton Rouge on Monday, January
His long experience as a farmer, a
teacher and as an editor in Oklahoma
will be valuable to him in his new
field of work. As assistant state
superintendent in the first state ad-
ministration he helped to shape much
of the constructive school legislation
which has proved so satisfactory that
it remains substantially the same to-
day as when first passed.
At the close of his term of officc
as assistant state superintendent he
was'unanimously elected by the board
of agriculture to the position of
state supervisor of bays' and girls'
agricultural clubs at the A. & M.
collegc and in four years' time he
built up the membership in these
clubs from 400 to 40,000 and put
Oklahoma in the front ranks in this
kind of work. Going from this to
the editorship of the Oklahoma Far-
mer he built up the circulation of
that paper from 24,000 to 60,000 sub-
scribers and made it one of the lead-
ing farm papers of Oklahoma.
His work in Ixmisiana with farm-
ers no doubt will be equally success-
ful and the editors of Oklahoma wish
liim well in his new field of en-
others involve various degrees of
false entries and misappropriation of
funds of the defunct State National
bank, of Oklahoma City. The case
against H. L. Lubovitz, alleges that
he concealed valuable assets from
the referee in bankruptcy.
There is the usual number of boot-
legging cases. Many of the accused
are in jail awaiting trial.
In Judge John D. Chappelle's Court
Annual reports have been filed in the
county court by Wm G. Hagar, guard-
FEDERAL COl'RT IN SESSION
Fifty-Eight Cases will be Heard and
a Grand Jury Called.
The Federal Court was postponed
one day on account of the funeral of
Judge Cotteral's mother and opened
Wednesday morning. The assignment
docket for the January term of the
federal district court, which begins
here January 4, contains fifty-eight
cases, most of which will be dis-
posed of during the eight weeks of
that term. The grand jury will be
convened on the first day, but the
jury criminal cases are set to begin
Beginning Tuesday, January 4, the
entire week will be consumed with
final hearings of equity cases. Among
the more important will be the at-
tempt of a brewing company of Kan
sas City to force the Santa Fe rail-
road company to receive and trans-
port its "Temp Brew" into Eastern
The case of the Price Mercantile
company of Wichita against the
Ponca City municipality will come
up for final disposal. The city law
makers enacted ordinances "regulat-
ing and inspecting" selling agents
and their wares, which it is claimed
were virtually intended to work the
exclusion of the Price concern from the wtate of John C Scorns. m
the limits of the city. <acres of land in countv' belong"
Several months ago the state of- In& to «tate was appraised at
flcials secured an order intended to
force the Okmulgee Gas Company to An order ^as been issued in the
arrange for taking gas from other County Court appointing Georgia Gil-
than their own wells on an equal lospte administratrix of theestate of
basis with their own production. The T. B. Gillespie who died December 1 <,
contention in this case will be that 191.>, leaving an estate consisting of
the state statutes involved are in school land improvements vail ued at
violation of the rights guaranteed there are two .heirs, Mrs. Gil-
under the Fourteenth amendment to lespie and daughter.
the federal constitution and therefore' An annual report has been rendered
v0id. j in the county court by I. F. iSteott,
Other teases are the
D. Cole and t estate of David C. Jarrell. The prod-
ceeds of the sale amounted to $434.44.
A fina/1 report was also filed, wthich
shows the sum of $22«.48 to be dis-
tributed between the heirs.
H. D. Hearn has been appointed ad-
ministrator of the estate of Allen Ven-
An administrators bond of $300.00
has been filed in the county court by
Georgia Gillespie in the estate of T. B.
Letters of Guardianship have -been
issued in the court to E. J. Oberholzer
of CatJhlene daughter of Rachel Ober-
holzer. he deceased left an insurance
policy for $1000, with her two daught-
ers as 'beneficerieB. The guardian filed
Ian pt Eugene Hagar minor heir of > & bond [n the sum Q, ,1000
Horace H. Hagar. They report his do- | A generail inventory and appratee-
ings as such guardian from March 3rd I n( hag been flled ln lic county
1913 to March 3, 1915. . The report court by Delilah Toulouse adminis-
shows a Ibalance of 269.« in cash and tratHx of ^ of H. P. Toulouse,
mortgages, bonds and stocks to the acreg Gf iand in Texas was ap-
amount of $7,900.
A final report has been rendered in
the county court by Adde L. Barwiok,
administratrix of the estate of Cath-
erine Amesbury. The total receipts
receipts are $3,068.83. Amount paid
out $1,821.**, leaving a balance of
$1,247.17 to be distributed between four
A general inventory and appraise-
ment has been filed in the county court
praised at $1,100.
An annual report has been filed in
the county court by E. J. Blackburn,
administrator of the estate of Anna A.
James. Receipts were $158.65. Amount
paid out $145.48, Balance on hands
An appeal case Reuben Hamlett vs
A. A. Bolton, administrator of the es-
tate of Anderson Mam, from Justice
Homaday's court has been field in the
by Evyln J. Hurl-but,^administratrix of I county coim Judgement was rendered
in the lower court in favor of the
plaintiff for $34.90 and costs.
In the matter of the estate of Alvin
Vinton Ross late of the Town of Mar-
Milwaukee guardian of Robert and Otway Shaw "shall, County of Logan, State of Okla-
C A ST O RIA
First Published in Oklahoma Stat
Register Jan.. 6, 1916.
NOTICE TO Creditors.
AH persons having claims against
said Alvin Vinton Ross deceased, are
Beer company against Mayor Over- minor children of Jefferson Shaw. It
holzer of Oklahoma City and the shows $168 collected and $168 paid
Joplin Distributing and Manufactur- out.
ing company against Sheriff C. D. I J- H. Darst guardian of Darrell Dale required to present the same, with the
Webber of Pawnee county in which Churc>hill has ftled his annual report ' necessary vouchers to the undersigned,
the liquor companies are making In the county court. It shows a bal- • duly appointed and qualified adminis?
desperate efforts to prevent the ex- ance on hands of $351.80. [trator of the estate of said deceased,
elusion of their goods from prohib-! A final report has been rendered in i at Tlie Farmers state bank in the City
ited territory. | the county court by A. M. Reed, guard ' of Marshall, county of Logan and State
The case of the United States ian of .Margaret R. Reed. It shows re- of/ Oklahoma, within four months of
against D. W. Jeffries of Seward,- ceipts $259.69. Amount paid out $184.- the date hereof, or the same will be
Ix>gan county, Okla., and the case 63. Balance due $75.06. i forever barred.
against Hugh I^eMasters and others ' The court approved the report of | Dated the 6th day of January, 1916.
involves the administration of the sale of personal property filed by | H. D. HEARN, Administrator,
"grandfather" law. A number of in- James H. Jarrell administrator of the C. C. Smith Attorney (2t.)
girls of America are above and
tfcem all. They are clever,
an talk—yea, it is said that
link Certainly they have an
pure of so doing which is de-
ly d< ptive.
•icifn V itics.
C A S T O R I A
Here's Just the Clothes Men
Want For These Chilly Days
$1 to $3.00
20c to 50c
75c and up
15c to $1.00
50c to $1.00
$1.50 to $3.00
50c and up
Gardrjer & Soeh)l
We move across the street to the Farquhc rson BIdgabout Jan. 20
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