The Hobart Weekly Chief. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 46, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 25, 1902 Page: 1 of 8
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Of Kiowa County.
) THE HOBART WEEKLY CHIEF. ®
The Chief stands forthewelfare of Hobart and KiowaCounty first, last and all the time
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iiOBART, OKLAHOMA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1902.
Present Indications Are That
the Isthmian Canal Bill as
Passed by the Senate
Will Be Approved.
Washington, June 23. — The
opening conference on the istli
mian canal bill, called for 2 o'clock
*0 day, was postponed until 1
o'clook to-morrow the senate con
ferees through a misunderstand
ing not appearing at the appoint
There is no doubt • that the
house conferees will at the outset
make strong insistence on the
Nicaragua route, as provided by
the house bill. Messrs. Hepburn
and Davey are earnestly in favor
of the Nicaragua route, and they*
undoubtedly will stand by the
house bill as long as there is any
possibility of its selection.
On the other hand, Mr. Fletcher
of Minnesota considers the Pana
ma better than the Nicaragua
route, though he thinks fuller in
vestigation might have shown the
Darien route better than either of
However, as the present legis-
lative issue appears to be confined
to a choice between Niearagua and
Panama, Mr. Fletcher will prob-
ably cast his influence for the
latter. The length of the oontest
will depend therefore on the dura-
tion of the insistence of Messrs.
Hepburn and Davey for the Nica
ragua route and the attitude of the
house in supporting such an in-
sistence. There is little indica-
tion as to how long this insistence
will last, but statements made by
the house oonferees lead to the be-
lief that the insistence will not
be carried to the point of a dead,
lock, defeating all canal legislation
at this session.
The friends of the Panama pro-
ject have been making a canvass
for the strength of the senate
amendment in the house, and are
confident that a motion to concur
can command a majority.
This, however, may become
complicated by propositions to nt-
tach conditions to the concur-
rence, one of the conditions under
discussion being a time limit for
the period of negotiation to secure
the i rfected titls.
WHO WILL WIN?
Announcements from the White
House indicate that President
Roosevelt has not given up all
hope of helping Cuba. It is
claimed that he will even go so far
as to call an extra session of con-
gress in order to secure definite
action on reciprocity measures for
Doubtless the president has been
encouraged by the strong indorse-
ments which he has received in
the South Dakota, Nebraska and
Kansas conventions. In each he
has been applauded in a way to
leave no doubt concerning the at.
titude of the republicans of those
A Waco, Tex., Oil Man Has
Faith in Greer Contity Oil
Fields—Says They Will
Prove to Be Gushers.
At the same time the senators
from those states have aligned
themselves against the president
They are in the position of men
out of harmony with their party at
home. They have joined the cp.ba'.
against the renomination of Presi-
dent Roosevelt, and may be de-
pended upon to encourage Senator
Hanna in his concealed ambi-
All together, the probability of
a split republican party is increas-
ing. The high moral position
which has been assumed by the
president can be assailed only for
monopoly reasons by the extreme
protectionists who are opposed to
Roosevelt. It is primarily a con-
test between principle and the-
greed of selfish partisans. The
American people in all consistency
are with the president on this is-
sue. The sacrifices which they
have made for Cuba demand a fur-
ther demonstration of unselfish
national honor in their behalf—
something which the clique of re-
publican manipulators in congress
is determined to prevent. [St
Sure to Make a Hit With You.
A TRIAL AND
F. D. TAYLOR & CO.,
One Door East of P^t Office. Jewelers and Opticians.
- SOUTHERN CLUB SALOON
| Ti" Wim*, Whiskies and Cigars.
...Courtions treatment to all...
South Side of Square, Hobart, O. T.
Waco. Tex, June 23. W. M.
Stephenson, of thia city, has just
returned from a two months' in-
vestigation of the oil situation in
(jroer county. When asked what
were the prospects, Mr. Stephen-
son said that when fully developed
Greer county would prove to be
the largest oil producing field in
the world, not excepting Beau-
mont. He said: "At Granite,
Greer county, a reasonable show of
oil has been struck at 107 feet,
which would pump twenty barrels
per day. The oil is very heavy,
and is suitable for lubrication. Mr.
Stephenson says that he used it
on his buggy, just as any other
axle oil is used, and that it was a
perfect lubricant. The wells now
being drilled at Granite will never
amount to much,. as they are too
near the mountain, but at about
sixteen miles from the mountains
and running parallel to them is a
strib of country the like of which
has never been seen before. It is
well known that salt and sulphur
are found in every oil field. This
belt is literally charged with these
substances and as gas escaping
from the ground is one of the
surest signs, then this country will
produco 'gushers' which will make
the 'spouters' at Beaumont pale
into insignificance. This state-
ment is based on a well known
cause—the gas pressure, It is the
natural pressure of gas at Beau-
mont which makes the wells'gush.'
The puddles of water 011 Spindle-
top were constantly bubbling with
escaping gas; at Sour lake the
water is bubbling, and in one
place actually boils with escaping
gas until the water is raised fully
one-half an inch above the sur-
Mr. Stephenson says that he hss
studied rile gas indications very
closely, and as he has s]>ent days
at Sour lake and Beaumont watch-
ing and experimenting with the
gas, he feels competent to judge,
and says that he is actually afraid
to say what the consequences will
be when the first well is drilled in
the gas fields he has witnessed in
Greer county. He says: "The
escaping gas, as it comes through
the water, forces it from twenty to
one hundred times as high as it
does at either Sour lake or Beau-
mont, and if the pressure is any
criterion, then the casing will be
shot clear out of the hole and
stuck into the moon."-[ Dallas
.state;* would 1h> democraticy This
I is tire only political proposition
1 upon which the Chief and Mark
have over been able to a^ree. Hut
j what think yon, good people of
Okla ulna, you scattering demo-
crats who have in the past con-
tributed to the election of Sir
Are you willing to wait until
Mark is satisfied that we would lie
a republican state when admitted?
Since when did it l>ecome one
of the essential qualifications of
statehood that its voters should 1*
Are wo to lie denied the right of
local self government becauso we
insist upon the exercise of our po-
This is republicanism with a ven-
geance, but we will be compelled
to take our medicine until the next
Some Things They Have
and Others They Have
Not Done—Many Bills
Needed Failed to Pass.
Active Interest Taken in the
Woodward and Quanah
Secure It If Possible.
Woodward, Ok., June 23.—At a
meeting of the directors of the
Woodward and Quanah Railroad
Company last week, it was decided
to immediately proceed to secure
the right of way from Woodward
to Carmel. and a survey of the
route was ordered. Steps will be
taken immediately by this com
pany looking toward the surveying
of this line, since it has become
known that the Houston and
Texas Central Railroad is build-
ing north and is heading toward
Quanah which is the objective
point of the Woodward and Qua-
nah Railroad. The Texas Central
building to Quanah will give us a
direct route to the gulf, which will
be of immense benefit to Wood-
ward, and besides it will give the
Tezas road a northern outlet.—
Hobart is on a direct route. The
Commercial club should take the
matter up at once, and if possible
socure this road. They cannot
miss us —they must come by way
Congress will no doubt adjourn
for the term the first week in July.
These aro a few things they did
and a few things they didn't:
THEY FAILED TO GIVE
Passed the Panama Canal bill.
Killed the bill for a government
cable to the Philippines.
Passed a river and harlior bill
Passed an irrigation bill.
Passed many thousand of spec-
ial pension bills.
Prohibited the sale of oleomar-
garine as butter.
Abolished $70,000,000 in war
Ship subsidy bill passed by the
senate and killed in the house.
Re-enacted Chinese exclusion.
Appropriated $300,000 for re-
modeling at the White House.
Passed appropriation bills ex-
ceeding those of any session ex-
cept in war.
WHAT congress FAILED TO DO.
Failed to relieve Cuba by means
of tariff reduction.
Failed to enact a militia law.
Refused to pass a bill for a
general staff of the army.
Smothered all reciprocity trea-
ties with foreign countries.
Failed to provide for consular
Passed no legislation for the
regulation of trusts.
Set its face against tariff re-
vision and tariff reform.
Postponed action on the bill
creating the Department of Com-
Placed no new restrictions on
f^ON'T take the word
of others; see for
yourself what we have
to offer. Don't take
our word about the
values. Come and see
how great they are, see
the variety, the quality
and let us tell you our
business secret about
buying and selling.
WK have the stock and
know where to get
more. You have the
need for some of the Shoes
we are selling so cheaply,
and the money to pay for
them, it don't take much.
Men's satin calf shoes $1.30
M*.n's fine calf shoes t.6o
Men's Kangaroo plow 1 50
Men's Vici Kid . .2.75
Yen's Box Calf . . 3,00
We have them for $1.15
We have them for 145
We have them for 1.60
We have them for 1.75
Children and Misses Slip-'
pers to suit you and we
sell them cheap.
We Sell Most Evsrythipg
SHARP6 & SUTTON, ProD
-Main 81. near S,-W¥ corner aqaar*-
T. Y* Gr«>w came in from Gran-
ite Wednesday morning.
Watch for Mack's Diamond Tag
5-cent Cigar come out. 43
The Sunday schools of the city
gave a picnic in Lone Wolf's grove
Erail Gresier was called to Enid
this week by a telgram announcing
the serious illness of his brother Ju-
The f.a:1ies' Aid Society of
Roosevelt gave an ice cream social
at that place Tuesday night. They
had the largest gathering ever held
in Roosevelt. The social was a big
THE MYSTERY SOLVED.
"Mark Hanna has been a vigor,
ous opponent of statehood
throughout the session, lie be-
lieves that all three territories
will make democratic states."—
And Mark thiuks the three new
The Union Furniture Company
have moved their store to the build-
ing formerly occupied by the Big 4
restaurant, on Washington street.
County Commissioner Ryan has
announced that the county commis-
sioners will divide the county into
commissioners' districts on the first
Monday in July.
Miss Blanche Johnson, employed
at a hotel in El Reno,committed sui-
cide at that place on the 23d by
shooting herself through the heart.
She was about 20 years old.
Mrs, Geo. B. Ewingleft this morn,
ing for Kansax City, where she will
enter a hospital for treatment. Mrs.
Ewing has been an invalid for some
time. She was accompanied by Mrs.
The coronation of King Eddie is
postponed on nceouutof a surgical
operation. It is said that he ib af-
flicted with perityphlitis. It un-
doubtedly is a serious malady.
Nobody but a king would have
such a disease.
: OFFER :
We will send
post paid to any address in
Kiowa county or the city of
4 Hobart from July 1,. 1902 to
^ Jan. 1, 1903, upon receipt of
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Brinton, P. Y. The Hobart Weekly Chief. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 46, Ed. 1 Wednesday, June 25, 1902, newspaper, June 25, 1902; Hobart, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc186691/m1/1/: accessed October 24, 2020), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.