Talala Topic. (Talala, Indian Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, September 1, 1905 Page: 2 of 4
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Talala, Indian Territory.
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if you'are not already a subscriber
and also one for a friend or rela
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PAY UP i Topic needs it,
I^o Orje is Satisfied-
The farmers want to live in
town and the town man wants
to live in the country, says the
Horton Commercial. The fat
man wants to be lean and the
lean man wants to be fat. The
poor man envies the rich one
his money, the rich man en-
vies the poor one his lack of
responsibility. The girls wish
they were married, and the
women, some of them, wish
they were girls. The conduc-
tors want to be motormen and
the motormen want to be con-
ductors. The doctor wishes
he had studied law and the
lawyer wishes he had studied
medicine. I hus we go, every
lellow dissatisfied and wishing
he could do something differ-
ent from what he has to do.
Nine tenths of the people are
dissatisfied and the other tenth
would be if they had enough
energy. It ii not ia the Ameri-
can nature to be satisfied.
To SolVe Drilling Problerr).
At least 40 per cent of the
wells being drilled in the terri-
tory end of the Mid Continent
field are to hold leases and not
because the owners really
want t© drill. Operators are
discusing the most leasable
plan of solving the troublesome
problem. In some dases the
leases would be cheerfully sur-
rendered but there is a $1,000
bond for-]o acre leases, $1,500
for 80 acres and $2,000 for 160
acres thal^ create a vital inter-
est in leases that have been
practically condemned by adja-
centfailures. Local individuals
and companies who several
years ago contracted with the
Indian allottees for hun-
dreds of acres, expecting to
make the oil operators carry
them for a quarter interest or
pay big 'bonuses, are having
their troubles. They never
intended to drill the land them-
selves and it is getting toward
a point where they must either
drill, sublease or give up the
lands. It would be mucK bet-
ter for the Indian allottee to
receive rental for his iand in-
definitely than to have it abso-
lutely condemned by a dry
hole and thus lose both rental
and royalty, but the interior
department has figured it out
that when an operator tries to
dodge a dry hole he is work-
ing a big graft of the Indian,
1 he interior department formu-
lated its plan of handling oil
leases upon the advice of two
Indian Territory lawyers and
a company of speculators com-
posed partly of intermarried
white men and capitalists from
other states who wanted to con
trol the oil lands, not one of
whom was an oil man. The
result is a conglomeration
never before encountered in
the oil country —Arrow.
This year will probably wit-
ness a rising instead of a fall-
ing cotton market, which has
not ocaurred for many years,
if ever. It will be due to un-
favorable crop conditioas and
the determination of farmers
to hold back a part of the crop,
and sell only as consumption
What is your age, and how
many years is it since you cele-
brated that birthday ?
. WHY NOT
READ YOUR ANNOINCl:
whether or not his stockings are
well made and took right is sure
(0 see the advantages of
Stockings for Men
Hit wife and children have found
Iron-Clads to be the most satisfactory,
and now he should give them 1 trial.
The family feet are all right when
they are la Iron-Clads.
W. C. fiOG'EfiS
News and Job Office.
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Talala Topic. (Talala, Indian Terr.), Vol. 3, No. 33, Ed. 1 Friday, September 1, 1905, newspaper, September 1, 1905; Talala, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc183967/m1/2/: accessed October 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.