The Hobart Republican. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 11, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 9, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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THE HOBART REPUBLICAN.
HOBART, KIOWA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1907.
RED MEN GREAT
RED MEN THE OLDEST
THE CONSTITUTION IS
Seventh Annual Session Now a Matter
of History -Unfavorable Weather
Conditions Mar Carnival.
All Hobart and the Southwest Does
Honor to Noble Tribe, Now Guests
of Komalty No. 35.
Visitors Pleased With Hobart-Next
Meeting Will Probably Go to New-
kirk—Pearl Re Elected.
Notwithstanding the most unfavor-
able weather conditions of Thursday,
which put a quietus on all outdoor at-
tractions of the Bed Men carnival that
had been specially engaged for the occa-
sion, the Great Council of the Improved
Order of Red Men convened at the
Knights of Phythias hall in seventh an-
nual sess'on and transacted the business
of the past year.
Only routine work was disposed of
and the annual election of officers. The
old officers, as a whole, were nearly all
chosen for the following year unani-
mously, and are as follows:
Geo. S. Pearl, Great Sachem, El Reno,
elected the third successive term.
P. J. Goulding, Great Senior Saga
H. A. Maisen, Great Junior Sagamore,
W. W. Parks, Great Prophet, Hennes-
L. G. Adams, Great Chief of Records,
J. G. Strong, Great Keeper of Wam-
pum, El Reno.
L. E. Sparks, Great Sannap, city.
M. B. Cope, Great Mishinewa.ElReno.
S. D. Gans of this city was selected as
Deputy Great Sachem.
Great Incahonee Bird's public speech
at the court house in the evening was
well received, and the room packed,
eager to hear this noted lecturer, who
spoke for two hours, and should he have
spoken twice that length of time, his au-
dience would have gladly remained to
hear him. Mr. Bird fully exemplified
the work from 1492 down to the present
At the opera house, after the speeches
the banquet was the feature of the
meeting, and 200 plates were laid for
visiting Red Men.
Tom Connor acted as toastmaster, and
toasts were responded to by Geo. S.
Pearl, L. E. Sparks, S. D. Gans, W. A. S.
Bird and Attorney E. M. Bradley.
The next meeting place was not named,
but as Newkirk was represented by
quite a delegation and asked for the
honor, that town will in all probability
be named as the next place of the great
Taken all in all the meeting proper was
a huge success, and Red Men from other
cities are loud in the praise of the hos-
pitable treatment accorded them by
Komalty Tribe No. 35.
By Mrs. A. P. Allen Local Worker for
The Su If rage club will hold short ses-
sions each week in connection with the
W.C.T. U., which will meet Wednesday
at the Baptist church 2:30. Thi9 will
be a business meeting and each member
is requested to be present. Officers ex-
pected to report.
Wednesday afternoon an interesting
discussion was held and three new mem-
bers added, _Mrs. W^R^'k^TM^
Judge Finley and~M rsT H."Peterma~n." ^
„ Every;personJntcrestedJn theVelfare
of the new state, the home and the ch ilcT
renare invited tocome^and
us. This .is ajworkftor.the.uplift.of hiT
manity which meansX'work'for God. '
How many know that in 32 states the
husband has absolute^power jg to will
away his children, give them away, hind
them out or take them" away frouTtE£
custody of the mother? There are only
14 states—this includes Oklahoma—in
which the mother has equal custody of
the children. In eight states a wife
cannot own property. In 16 states a
wife has no right to her own earnings
and a husband has jiower to collect her
wages. Is this equal rights to all and
special priveleges to none?
"What is the Improved Order of Red
Men?" Our answer is that it is the old-
est of all purely American fraternities.
Its history is contemporaneous with
that of the United States.
The history of the Improved Order of
Red Wen is interwoven with the entire
nation's life—the life of the American
people, and founded in the home of the
individual citizen. It has always been
taught in the home of the American,
even prior to the birth of the Republic,
and down to the present day. The re-
cord of this fraternity parallels that
of the government, and is able to
show a career permanent as the records
of our country.
The Improved Order of Red Men can
definitely trace its history to the year
1760, having its origin in the patriotic
societies that existed long prior to the
birth of the Republic, which inspired
and fostered the principles of liberty.
The freedom of the Americancitlzencan
be traced to the~"distinguised "colonists
in the year 1760, who at~tHar"time, ap-
peared disguised as Indian -colonists
clothed in the ancient costume of the
Mohawk, carrying on their meeting by
the secret sign, the Indian tongue—
either by tongue or in the sign language
so that only those who were in sympa-
thy with the birth of a nation were ^ad-
mitted to its meetings.
The government of the:Improved Or-
der of Red Men has always been repre-
sentative in form; it, like the national
government has its presiding officer, and
in its early days the Improved Order of
Red Men was carefully watched over
and guarded by its presiding chiefs, as
at the present time.
No important matter was ever under
taken by the primitive Red Men with-
eut the invocation of the Great Spirit
for its guidance and protection, and had
as its only creed at that time "Love One
Another," so the Improved Order of Red
Men, born out of all these patriotic so-
cieties of Red Men, never opens its coun-
cil or lights its council brand without
the invocation of the Great Spirit for
its guidance and protection. Thus con-
tinuing the old maxim of "Love One An-
The experience of the Red Men in
their physical life, and so far as it were
concerned, was bitter in the extreme;
but after untold hardships they builded
their homes for their families, cleared
the forests and planted the fields. Thus
the American colonists have handed
down to their posterity the Improved
Order of Red Men as it exists at the
The government of the Improved Or
der of Red Men, being representative, is
at the present day, as it was in the days
of the colonists, composed of its execu
tive body, known a9 Past Sachem
Over a Thousand Party Leaders Attend Committee Meet-
ing in Oklahoma City Today.
Democrats Shout That It Would Be Un-
patriotic to Vote Against Murray.
Haskell's Proposed Act.
ATTEMPTS LIFE BY
THE MORPHINE ROUTE
R. H. Haskett, Peniless, Sick, DishearU
ened and Without Relatives He
SENATOR CURTIS, OF KANSAS, BILLED TO MAKE SPEECH
First State Convention Will Have Over 1,500 Delegates
--Many Cities Want Honor.
Oklahoma City, May 2—With prevail
ing sentiment, seemingly and overwhelm
ingly in favor of a straight out fight
against the proposed democratic legisla
tive document, held up in the public
lime light, as a fitting constitution for
the proposed forty-sixth state—Greater
Oklahoma, the state republican central
committee, Chairman Hamon, of Law-
ton, presiding, began its session here
this morning at 10 o'clock.
The meeting will probably last far
into the night, before the business of
calling a state convention is finished.
Nearly a thousand republican leaders,
from all points in the proposed new
state are attending the sessions of the
This afternoon Senator Curtis, of
j Kansas, is here as the guest of the com
'mJttee, and is scheduled to deliver i
^he morning session was taken up ii
discussing the constitution and rousing
speeches were made by Henry [P. Rob-
bins, of South McAlester; Congressman
Bifd S. McGuire, of Pawnee; C. M.Cade,
of Shawnee, Sam Murphy, of Oklahoma
City; T. M. Robinet, of Ardmore; Dr. L.
H. Weatherby, of Hobart and other pro-
minent republicans of both territories.
All save Mr. Robbing were in favor of
fighting the constitution straight out.
The first state convention will probab-
ly comprise over 1,500 delegates.
Many towns are contending for the
honor of being chosen as the convention
city, and county attorney, Thos. Conner,
| of Hobart, has asked that his city be
| named as the place.
WONDERFUL PIANO PLAYING
THE HOBART BAND
Boys Deserving of Great Praise for Ex-
"Finest ten piece band, I ever listened
too," remarked an Oklahoma City Red
Men Saturday morning, while the Ho-
bart band were playing on a down town
The Hobart band was hastily organiz-
ed for this occasion, and were without
the necessary practice or rehersals, but
thoughout the three days of the Red
Men's meet, they met all" trains, render-
ed concerts on the streets and helped
make life "one continual round of plea-
The boys who were so instrumental
in gathering together a band, should be
encouraged in every way possible, and
lent assistance to maintain such an or-
The band deserves the citizens united
MARRRIED IN UTAH
The Ladies Aid went out in a body to
Mrs. Gladson's one mile north of the
city, yesterday and spent the afternoon
in work and business. AH were happy
and had a good time. They are making
ready for a "birthday stcial" to 1*-
held in the near future. After the
-ffc and business was over Mrs. Glad-
Mayepred a two course lunch which all
Wk These ladies are full of
Hobart Boy Steals March on Friends
and Becomes Benedict.
Frank Gresham. who left Hobart a
few days ago, for a months vacation in
Colorado, and Utah, stole a march on
his friends, by taking this method of
slipping away to be married.
The wedding occurred in Salt Lake
City Sunday afternoon at 33K the bride
being Miss Bessie Fletcher, of this city;
who proceeded Mr. Gre.-haiu and went1
out there several weeks ago.
Both the bride and groom are well
known young people of HoUrt. and will
soon return and make this their future
The Republican, t. vet her whith their
hosts of friend.-.extend.- congratulations.
Lawrence F. Perkins, of whom the
above picture is a good likeness, is
one of the musical wonders of the age.
True to his agreement and as billed on
the Red Men's programme, Mr. Perkins
played continuously for 6 hours Satur-
day afternoon, commencing at 4 p. m.
and stopping at 10.
The playing was executed in Funder-
burk's display window, the inclemency
of the weather, forbidding the open air
exhibition in front of the Waggoner
Music House as previously arranged.
His wonerful techinque memory, and
playing all classes of music attracted
the attention of all passersby, and all
during the long hours crowds thronged
the place to witness the wonderful ex-
hibition. During the six hours, Mr.
Perkins rendered 108 different pieces of
all classes of music, playing many of
them with one hand.
On one occasion, while playing for the
world's championship, he played for 22
hours, in a Mississippi town winning the
At present Mr. Perkins is employed at
the Waggoner Music House, where he
is demonstrator for the different lines
Home Attractions Should Be Attended
First of All
Roberts A Treague. proprietors of the
Majestic Theatre, east side of the square
are giving an up-to-date moving picture
show, and all citizens should vis.it the
Majestic, before doing the foreign con-
cerns now in Hobart. Crowds hare vis-
ited the Majestic nightly, but not as
many as should attend a home product
such as this it
TULSA SETS CONVENTION
Republicans Meet June Sixth to Offi-
cially Declare Themselves.
A most enthusiastic state central oom-
Butte^meeting of the republicans occu r-
red in Oklahoma City Thursday, with
over a thousand prominent party lead
ers present. It was decided to call a
state convention, to officially declare
against the constitution and decide the
out ■ sUfe ticket,
ine (late Of the cenvention to be held at
Tulsa, is June &
Hobart, Oklahoma, May 6th, 1907
Editor Hobart Republican:
If you aro not afraid to loan mo the
use of your columns, I wish to publicly
thank you for the copy of the constitu-
tion or proposed coustitution of the state
of Oklahoma. It is the only copy that
I have been able to obtain so far, and it
is admittedly incorrect in some particu
lars. but as it has the signature of the
president of the oonvention attached to
it, I suppose that in the main features it
is substantially a true copy. It is claim-
ed by the democratic politicians that it
is the democratic platform, and yet they
&av that if the republicans vote against
it, they are unpatriotic, and do not real
ly want statehood. But what is that if
we must vote for in order to be patriotic,
In order to examine this document, let
us take a map of Oklahoma and the In-
dian Territories. We see that the Choc-
taw railroad, runs aoross this proposed
state from east to west, leaving about
one third of its territory to the south of
the line of road. That portion of the
state, we know to be solidly democratic.
We return to the constitution and find
that these democratic platform builders
have carved that one third of the state
into 35 counties. That these 35 propos-
ed counties have a population in the ag-
gregate of about 521,000 and the plat-
form has given them 55 representatives
in the legislature in the lower house and
25 senators. That that portion of the
state to the north of this road, being
about two thirds of the area of the state
is where the republican votes, if we get
any, are to come. It has a population of
about 707,000 and is divided up into 40
counties. These people are given 47
representatives and 15 senators. Thus a
majority of tho people and substantially
two thirds of the territory, are given
much less than half of the representa
Let us look again at the map, and no-
tice where the line of demarcation be-
tween the present Indian and Oklahoma
Territories runs, Now again look at the
"PLATFORM," we find that the state is
divided into 70 counties in all, that 40 of
theso counties are in Indian Territory
and 35 in Oklahoma, that the Indian
Territory part has a majority both of
representatives and senators. It is esti-
mated that the Indian 'territory has a
population of about 600,000, largely In-
dians and non taxpayers. These "plat-
form builders" estimated the taxable
wealth in the Indian Territory to be
8131,93o,000, while the least assessment
for Oklahoma .shows 89(3,(325,(581. This
assessment is based on an average Jesti-
mate of .25 per cent total value, and the
total value of taxable property in Okla-
homa at its full value would be 8.'197,-
502,776, or three times the taxable pro-
perty in the Indian Territory and the
population of Oklahoma, as shown by
this same assessment return was 651,800
nearly 52,000 greater that the estimated
population of the Indian Territory, and
these people are mostly taxpayers. It is
true that this "platform" gives the legis-
lature power to re-apportion the state
after each government ^census, but of1
course, uncer such an arrangement as is
provided by the platform, the democrats
could not fail of being in power to pro-
vide for that also. The political powers
created by this constitution, therefore,
permanently rests in the democratic end
of the Indian Territojy, while the bur-
den of taxation rests largely ujxin the
Oklahoma side of the line. £ Of course
having the larger number of counties, on
the Indian Territory side, gives that end
of the state control of the organization
of both political parties.
The great underlying principle of our
institutions, as I have always under-
stood them, is equality. Equality in
taxation, and equality in representation.
It was to establish that principle upon
a firm and lasting foundation, that w *
had some unpleasant relations with our
mother country a few decades ago and
now a handful of democratic politicians,
down in the southeast corner of Indian
Territory are to overturn and wipe uut
what was established by that war, and
reduce free born white citizens of Okla-
homa to a state of |>eonage. We are to
be taxed without representation. Not,
yet. Mr. Cockleburr. you have the chain
forged alright, but you ha vent gotten it
fastened on us. Vou say, Mr. Democrat, |
that if we republicans vote d
Lying in a hall bed room, ut the Jef-.
ferson house, unconsious from an over-
dose of morphino, self administered, R.
H. Hasket, a stranger in these parts, is
hovering between life and death,
Haskett has been staying at the Jef-
ferson for the past week, coming here
from Mineral Wells, Texas, where ho
had been seeking health.
About ten o'clock Sunday night, while
ho had been spending the evening in the
hotel offlco, evidently in tho best of
spirits, but on retiring committed the
rash act, ane was found by the early
risers Monday morning in an unconsious
condition, in which he has remained all
day, while the efforts of two physicians
to bring him out of it has been futile,
but late this afternoon the man was
breathing regularily, and some hope is
entertained for his recovery.
Tho following letter was left by the
would-be suicide, and what information
is known of him is contained therein:
"Hobart, O. T. May 4, '07
'I have been afflicted with rheuma-
tism for the past 8 years, and during
that time I have spent all my means. I
am no better, I can't work, therefore I
take my life by taking morphine, after
paying for my nights lodging, I have
only 85.00 left; hoping the city will bury
me as respectfully as possible. I am 57
years old, I am, dear citizens
"Yours Very respectfully
"R. H. Haskett
I have no relatives a living that I
know off but have lots of friends in dif-
ferent sections in Texas."
o ■ ,
DEATH BY HIS OWN HANDS
R. H. Haskett, Passes Away from Over-
dose of Morphine.
R. H. Haskett, a transient at the Jef-
ferson house, who on Sunday night took
morphine, with suicidal intent passed
away about 8 o'clock Monday evening^
after remaining unconscious for hours.
The efforts of two physicians to rusi-
cate him were futile, and the remains
will be interred at the expense of the
Kentucky is a pretty good democratic
state, nor that its Supreme judges, are
good democrats, yet in a recent decision,
so recent that it is still hot, and in a case
involving another attempt of democrats
to disfranchise republicans in that state,
that court said:
"Equality of representation is a vital
principal of democracy. In proportion
as this is denied or withheld the govern-
ment becomes eligarchical or monarchal.
Without equality Republican institu-
tions are impossible. Inequality or rep-
resentation is tyranny to which no peo-
ple worthy of freedom will .tamely sub-
mit. To say that a man in Spencer
county shall have seven times as puch
influence in the government of the state
as a man in Ohio, Butler or Edmondson
counties is to say that six men out of
every seven in those counties are not
represented in the government at all.
They are required to submit to taxation
without representation. It was this
kind of oppression which inspired that
great struggle for freedom began on
Lexington Green in 1775 and ended at
lorktown in 1871. Equality of represen
tation is the BASIS of patriotism. No
citizen will, or ought to love the state
which oppresses him. and that citizen is
arbitrarily oppressed who is denied
equality of representation with every
other citizen of the commonwealth.''
The supreme court of Kentucky, then
thinks that a man who is effected by such
a distribution of political power, and
who would vote for it would not be a
patriot. I believe that there are more
democrats in ^Oklahoma, who will
agree with the supreme court of
Kentucky in regard to this matter, than
there are. who will agree with you my
Indian Territory politician, when the
full facts about this "platform'' of yours
made known. L. M. Keys.
SCHOOL BOARD RE0R6ANIZED
PLATFORM of your invention, and
creation, that we are unpatriotic, and
I that our party will not recover its influ-
ence in a dozen yeais.*" I am glad for
the sake of democracy, that yau are not I
A. W. Hall Re-elected President Supt.
The old and recently elected member*
>f the school board met for the first time
this | Monday since the late election and re-
. All member* were present with the
exception of Tolbert. who was absent
from the city.
A. W. Hall was re-elected president.
the only authority on the | hnciples of land Superintendent Rule ch.
[democracy. You will not deny that I coming year.
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