The Hobart Republican. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 7, No. 30, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 19, 1907 Page: 1 of 9
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THE HOBART REPUBLICAN.
HOBART, KIOWA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1907.
TO BE WINNE
Heavy Vote Cast Throughout New
State—Constitution and Prohibi
tion Have Safe Majority.
Oklahoma City, Sept. 18—Election re-
turns received all over the state indicate
election of Frank Frantz for governor by
a majority of 8,000. Chairman Hunter
in a statement issued at a late hour lust
night is claiming the state by 12,000.
Frantz is running ahead of his ticket all
over the state. He polled a remarkably
big vote in Oklahoma territory proper
and will probably come to the Indian
Territory line with 18,000 majority
About 225,000 votes were cast all over
The constitution and prohibition also
carried by immense majorities. Super
intendent Dinwiddie of the American
Anti-Saloon League said last night that
the state went dry by over 20,000. Fig-
ures received at democratic and repub-
lican headquarters verify Mr. Dinwid
die's claims. The constitution carried
)by over 60,000. Later returns will prob
'/ably increase this majority.
The democrats, as was expeoted are
claiming everything in sight. Chairman
Thompson of the democratic state cen-
tral committee befor retiring last night
gave out a statement in which he claims
the election of Haskell and the entire
democratic ticket by 40,000.
What is considered as a testimonial of
the ftyalty and confidence of Guthrie to
Frank Frantz was the vote cast in Gov
ernor Frantz' ward. Out of a total of
101 votes cast, Mr. Haskell received but
Prohibition was beaten in Oklahoma
City by more than two to one. And the
county also votes "wet
In the race for congress, Ferguson
and McGuire are in the lead and will
prabably win with majorities ranging
from 1,600 to 2,200. Fulton and Eagle-
ton, their democratic opponents, are
still claiming their election.
The legislature will be democratic.
ROCK ISLAND ISSUES A
BULLETON ON GRAIN RATES
Public Notice Given Patrons on Load-
ing Cars with Cereals—Will Relieve
Shortage on Rolling Stock.
Attention of the public is called to
the fact that these lines have given le-
gal notice establishing marked capacity
of the car as their minimun weight on
grain. The only exceptions to this are
in the case of ear and snap corn, on
which minimum will be the actual
weight when loaded to the full carrying
capacity of the car, with final minimum
of 24,000 lbs., and on oats and barley, on
which the minimum is fixed at 10 per
cent less than the marked capacity of
the car. Concerning oats, the tariff
further provides that in case cars are
loaded to their full bulk capacity and
agent's attention 19 called to it he will
make notation on the bill of lading, and
way-bill, to that effect, and in such
charges will be assessed on basis of the
actual weight of contents, but not in
any case le*s than 30,000 pounds.
After a careful check of the move-
ment over these lines for a given period,
we find that all of our equipment, and
that of our connections which we have
handled, will readily carry these mini-
mums, and in order to carry the most of
the car supply we have determined to
place these minimums in effect and
earnestly desire the co-operation of the
grain trade in making the new rule a
success. It being demonstrated that
our cars will carry these minimums, it
is only reasonable to ask our patrons to
load them as heavily as they can be
loaded with safety.
If by placing these minimuns in effect
we can, by the co-operation os the grain
dealers, secure 10 per cent better load-
ing of our available equipment, it simply
means 10 per cent more cars to offer to
The attention of the shippers is called
to the fact that the grain line, as mark-
ed in any cars is simply a guide based
upon the official weight of the different
grains. It is not safe to figure that
grain loaded to the grain line will nec-
essarily be loaded to the marked capaci-1
BOTH SIDES STILL
Hunter Does Not Concede Election of
Haskell—Prohibition and Consti-
tution By Large Majorities.
Oklahoma City, Sept. I9.r-Chairman
Charles Hunter of the republican state
central committee today issued a state-
ment to the effect that complete returns
would show that Frantz had been
elected to the highest office in the state
by 15,000 majority. He says that the
democratic estimate is entirely out of
proportion with the returns received to
date and not justified at all.
Republican leaders assert that when
they have concluded checking up the
votes from these supposedly strong
democratic counties that it will be im-
possible for Haskell's lieutenants to
"grab" the election as was charged by
the friends and supporters of Lee Cruce
at the close of the democratic primaries.
Late returns indicate that the ma-
jority for the constitution will probably
pass the 75,000 mark. Some of its more
enthusiastic friends are claiming 100,-
000 and more for the document.
Prohibition has also carried as pre-
viously reported. Complete returns will
hardly be available until next week but
there is every indication that the "dry"
folk have won a magnificent victory all
over the state. Both Oklahoma and
Indian Territory have given big ma-
jorities for the cause. The latest re-
turns indicate that prohibition will win
by over 35,000 votes.
Preparations are already under way
to fight the legality of the vote on pro-
hibition in the courts. It is said that
the enabling act made no provision for
a vote on the subject and for that
reason can not possibly be enforced. In
other words a technicality has been
raised on the legality of the vote, at the
time. The question has been submitted
to some lawyers who do not agree with
this contention, but on the other hand
there are several well known attorneys
in this city who question the right of
the constitution convention to submit
the constitution and prohibition to the
vote of the people at one and the same
time. The breweries and liquor inter-
est are vitally interested in the premises
and are determined to take the matter
into the courts at the earliest possible
The following shows the respective
claims made by the democratic and re-
publican parties for governor. Both are
unofficial. The majorities claimed are
given in each case. It will be noticed
that the claims conflict considerably,
both sides claiming victory.
Counties claimed for Frantz:
Alfalfa 250, Beaver 200, Blaine 350,
Candian 100, Cimarron 150,Choctaw 100,
Cherokee 100, Coal 300, Croek 500, Cus-
ter 100, Dewey 150, Ellis 300, Garfield
1100, Grant 250, Harper 200, Kingfiher
560, Latimore 2<X), Lincoln 311, Logan
1612, Major 300, Mayes 325, Muskogee
350, McCurtain 200, McIntosh 200,Noble
100, Nowata 350, Okfuske 400, Oklahoma
1000, Okmulgee 400, Ottowa 200, Semi-
nole 300, Tulsa 300, Washington 200,
Washita 150, Woods 500, Woodward 600.
This list is being added by Frantz
supporters and is incomplete as yet.
Counties claimed for Haskell:
Adair 350, Atoka 500, Bcckham 1200,
Bryan 200, Caddo 350, Canadian 350,
Carter 1590, Cherokee 360, Choctaw 200,
Cleveland 1250, Coal 700, Comanche 500,
Craig 450, Creek 176, Custer 400, Dela-
are 500, Garvin 1371, Grady 172*), Grant
50, Greer 2,000, Haskell 500, Hughes
850, Jackson 1500, Johnson 1500, Jeffer-
son 1000, Kay 179, Kingfisher 150, Kiowa
700, Latimore 355, Leflore 1300, Lincoln
200, Love 837, Marshal 802, Mayes 400,
Murray 808, Muskogee 300, McLain 900,
McCurtain 300, McIntosh 300. Nowata
150, Okmulgee 100, Osage 436. Ottawa
2,0(.io, Pawnee 160, Payne 140, Pontotoc
1600, Pottawatomie 1500, Pushmataha
•j00, Roger Mills 600, Rogers 600, Semi-
nole 150. Sequoyah 70, Stevens 1250,
Texas 350, Tillman 1,000, Tulsa 400,
Washington 45, Washita 800. Woods 40,
Reepublicans Fail to Land a Man in
Kiowa—Strong for Prohibition,
Haskell and Constitution.
The first state election passed off very
quietly in Hobart and Kiowa county,
and from the returns reoeived it is evi-
dent that the entire democratic ticket
is elocted by a large majority. Hobart
went democratic by majorities ranging
from 75 to 200.
O. E. Noble was the only republican
on the ticket to carry a precinct in the.
The polls opened on time and from tho
very start it was predicted a heavy vote
would be cast, which was the case.
Prohibition carried in Hobart by
nearly 200, and the constitution with a
From returns over the county already
received it is estimated that the demo-
crats have carried the county for all
tickets by a majority of about 400. •
HONOR MEMORY OF
President of New Jersey Dedicate Mon-
ument In Commeration of 'Beloved
RETURN FROM KANSAS
Mayor Hooper and Councilmen Home
from Sunflower State.
Mayor A. F. Hooper and Councilmen
Glenn and White returned from a trip
to Hutchinson, Kansas, Sunday night,
where they had kbeen in the interest of
Their mission to the Sunflower state
at this time was at the order of the
council and to inspect the paving in
that city preparatory to using a similar
kind in Hobart.
They report a pleasant trip.
Only a Girl.
Mr. and Mrs. Ratliff Embree are the
proud parents of a daughter, born Mon-
Meeting in Progress Today to Deter-
mine Plan for Settling Operators
Strike—May Come to Terms.
vailing weight of the grain at the time
of shipment, as the fact that car «ai
loaded to the grain line will not be suf
ticient jurisdiction for .the waiving of
minimum in case the car is loaded with
less than its marked capacity.
Third Bale Received.
John Simpler, of near 'Mondamin.
ty. Fluctuation in the weight of eram ' brought in the third bale of cotton Fri
may make the 1-ad either more or less.' day. The bale was sold to E. E. An
Care should be taken at elevators drews for 12 1-1 cents per f*jund, and in
where track scales are not available, to
gauge the load of a car by the number
of bushels put into it. based on the pre
addition to this Mr. Simpler will receive
135 as the premium for the third bale
marketed in Hobart.
New York, Sept. 18—Distinguished
newspaper men from all the larger cities
of the United States are in attendance
at the annual meeting of the associated
press, which convened here today. The
principal busineas to be considered is
the settlement of the telegraph strike,
which has seriously crippled the service
in some sections of the country, espec-
ially in the West.
According to the statement of General
Manager Melville E. Stone, only 59 of
the 180 operators employed in the east-
ern division of the Associated Press
went out on a strike, and 121 continued
at work. In the central and western
divisions the proportion of strikers is
admittedly much larger, but it is stat-
ed that not over half of the nearly 400
operators of the Associated Press quit
work, and that the places of the strikers
have in most places been acceptably
filled. General Manager Stone lias an-
nouncod that he is decidedly opposed to
accepting the demands of the strikers.
Tho present officers of the Associated
Press are: Frank B. Noyes, Chicago,
Record-Herald, president; Charles II.
Clark, Hartford Courant, vice-president;
Rufus N. Rhodes, Birmingham News
second vice-president; Melville E. Stone,
secretary and general manager, and
Herman Ridder, New Vork Staats Zeit-
The directors include Thomas G. Ra-
pier, New Orleans Picayune: Harvey W.
Scott, Portland Oregian; Victor F. Law-
son. Chicago News; C. H. Taylor,Boston
Globe; Albert J. Barr, Pittsburg .Post;
Clark Howell, Atlanta Constitution:
Charles W. Knapp, St. Louis Republic;
M. H. DeYoung, San Francisco Chroni-
cle: Adolph S. Ochs, New York Times:
W. L. McLeon, Philadelphia Bulleton;
Long Branch, N. J., Sept. 19.—Long
Branch today honored tho memory of
President Jam js A. Garfield, who died
here Septomber 19, 1881, by laying the
cornerstone of a #10,000 memorial to bo
erected in ocean park. The monument,
when completed, will be seventeen feet
high and twenty-eight feet wide, sur-
mounted by a bronze statue of Presi-
The Garfield monument association
was organized last year and the money
for the memorial raised by popular sub-
scriptions of $1 each. Tho memorial
will set forth in enduring stone the in-
cidents of the president's removal to
Long Branch on September 6, 1831,
when the presidential special travelled
from Washington to Elberon in six
hours, thirty-four minutes, and the sad
ending, which occurred in the Franklyn
cottage on Ocean avenue thirteen days
Old residents distinctly recall the
bringing of President Garfield to Long
Brauoh. The single track loading from
tho line of the New York and Long
Branch railroad to the Franklyn cottage
adi ;tance of half a mile, was laid in a
single night. The first ties were not no
the ground until 7 p. m., and the next
morning an engine was gliding over the
imp.-ovised track. Two thousand men
were used to construct the track, which
was not torn up until after the body of
Garfield had passed over the road to
Washington. Many of tho cottagers
have souvenirs of the track, and Oliver
Byron, the actor, built a cottage from
the ties which he named Garfield hut.
FARMER NEAR STOKES
KILLS HIS NEIGHBOR
Walter Reed Murders Elmer Emmens
Trouble of Long Standing Both
Prominent in South End.
THE BIG TOWNS
New State Cities Having a Population
of Two Thousand and Over—
Hobart Seventeenth on List.
The special census so far as reported
give the population of towns over 2,000
population as follows:
Oklahoma City 32,046
WILL MOVE DEPOT
Walter Reed of the Stokes neighbor-
hood of Stokes shot and instantly killed
Elmer Emtnens, a neighbor, just at sun-
down Wednesday evening.
Reed and Emmons were both in Ho-
bart Monday at which tiuio Reed swore
out a warrant for Emmons charging
him with malicious mischiof. Tho pa
pors were not served Monday owing to
the late hour issued, and held over
Tuesday on account of election. On
Wednosdiy, tho day of tho shooting,
Deputy Sheriff Poole had loft to servo
tho papers, and before his arrival Rood
had committed the crime,
Rjed oame to II ibarfc yesterday morn-
ing, and purchased a Winchester of 45-
70 caliber—tho first weapon ho had over
had at home. On Reed's return homo
ho went immediately to tho homo of
Emmons, carrying the gun. His ap-
proaoh was noticed by Emmons and his
father-in-law. Emmens was at the barn,
and fearing trouble ran for the house,
when R^ed commenced shooting at him.
He tired three times, one shot taking
effect in tho back part of the head, blow-
ing it off.
Tho trouble was telephoned to Hobart
and the officers started to the scene, but
mot Roed coming to this city to givo
himself up. The officers took him
charge near Rainy Mountain, and the
only remark ho had to make was: "Hero
is the gun."
The trouble between tho two is re-
ported to have been of long standing
and arose over cattle, Reed accusing
Emmens of driving his stock away.
Emmens is a man of family and very
popular in his neighborhood.
Likewise the accused is also a man of
In jail today Rood refuses to talk or
discuss the case.
IRONCLAD PAPER MERGER
Manufacturer Says Combine
Boost Prices to Six Cents.
Appleton, Wis., Sept. 19—The Inter-
national Paper Co., is behind the print
paper merger which is now being brought
to a successful close. This much was
given out by a manufacturer who stands
high in tho paper trade and who has
mills which will entor the merger. Every
print paper, manila fiber and sulphite
plant in Wisconsin, Minnesota and
Michigan, he says, will be taken into
the gigantic company. Options are now
held on practically all of the mills. He
added that within twelve months the
International Paper Co., which was in-
corporated under the laws of tho state
of New York in February, 1898, with an
authorized capital of 8118,000,000, will
control the print paper market of the
United States. The manufacturer says
the price of print paper will advance to
4 cents to the jobber and 6 cents to the
6mall buyer within the near future. ^22
TO SMALL BOY
Frisco Switch Engine Crushes Life Out
of Four-Year-Old Frank Duff
One of the most distressing accidents
that wo havo ever recorded, occured
Friday evening about 5:30 o'clock in tho
yards of the Frisco railroad, when
Frank, tho four-yoar-old son of O. J.
Duff was accidontly killed by the north
bound local switching in tho yards,
Mr. Duff had taken his two sons to
tho station to meet his fathor-in-law, T.
M. Baker, of Hot Springs, Ark,, whom
ho was expecting to arrive on tho pas-
senger train. The two boys were left in
tho buggy, but they left the vehicle and
were playing on tho side tracks, when
tho engine backod down on the house
track, bunping into tho box cars on the
siding where the boys wore playing di-
roctly under tho break beam. The car
moved barely three feet, but this was
enough to cause the wheels to pass en-
tirely over tho little fellows body, killing
him instantly. His body was severed in
twain and an arm out off. Ho was im-
mediately picked up and taken to the
Virginia hotel, the home of his parents,
and medical aid called, but ho was be-
Ho was four years old last April and
an exceptionally bright lad.
Funeral sorvices will be held on 'the
arrival cf ^Ktives *rom Beaver county...
and intormei 1 lad l' kilo Hobart
The Republican extends condold
the bereaved parents and mombors "of
Tho north bound Frisco passenger
train was delayed Wednesday morning
one hour and forty minutes on account
of the local freight having a derailed car
just north of Snyder.
Eleven Pound Boy.
A bouncing eleven pound boy was
born to Mr. and Mrs. James Fenn, north
Monroe street Saturday morning.
Want Ad Brings Desired Results—
Wedding Pulled Off In Al-
Rock Island Has Final Figures
Placing Station Down Town.
The tinal figures for moving the Rock
Island depot to Main street are now in
the hands of Agent Harding.
Master Carpenter Carmichael who
has the work in charge says the station
will positively be moved before October
15th and the general public will be
pleased with the change and the newly
Geo. Thompson, St. Paul Dispatch; W. i arranged station.
R. Nelson. Kansas City Star; Charles II. j The depot will bo moved midway be-
Grasty, Baltimore News, and President tween Main and Jefferson streets and
Frank B. Noyes, Chicago RecordHer- the platform extend the entire length of
aid. The terms of Messrs. DeYouog,
Noyes, Barr, Knapp and Howell expire
this year. It > stated that California
members will attempt to secure the
lecti-n of Charles W. Hornick. >4 the
Sao Francisco Call, to succeed Mr. De
Young. It is believed that Noyes, How-
ell, Knaj'p and Barr wdl be re-elected.
Wm. Hall was up from hit farm near
JUST LIKE A LETTER
FROM THE HOME FOLKS
How They Like the Republican Abroad
Communication From Former
Citizen of Hobart.
E. E. Pentield, formerly a citizen of
this city, but now in the Frisco dis-
patcher's office in Enid, in writing to
the editor of the Republican in regard
to having his address changed has the
followingto say of Hobart's leading
"Enid, Okla., Sept, 14, 1907.
"Please go to your address book on
weekly and make my address No. 1102
North Adams street. We look for your
paper lik - we do a letter from home and
as it is at present just addressed to mo
New York, Sept. 18.—"Would like to
meet a pretty orphan girl, with blue or
brown eyes, black or brown hair, height
live feet, four to six inches; weight 120
to 150 pounds; age between 22 and 30
years; object matrimony."
As a result of the publication of this
advertisement by Charles W. Wasser-
bach, of Albany, he has found his affini-
ty in Miss Elizabeth Roth, of 135 West
One Hundred and Thirty-sixth street,
New York, and the wedding bells will
ring merrily at Ashgrove church, in Al-
bany, when the happy groom claims bis
bride today. Mr. Wasserbach's adver-
tisement was published less than a
month ago, and brought replies from
young women all over the country. After
looking over the Albany applicants and
finding them lacking in the qualities he
desired in a wife, Wasserbach to New
Vork- A call on Miss Roth promptly
convinced the Albany bachelor that he
had found his affinity. Within twenty-
four hours Miss Roth was the proud
possessor of a diamond engagement ring,
and the wedding was shortly afterward
set for today.
Miss Roth is a German girl and an
orphan, and in tho matter of beauty and
other qualifications fulfills the terms of
the Albany man's advertisement. She
barely comes in under the minimum age
requirement, being but 22 years of age.
For some time she has been employed
in a dressmaking establishment, but
like most girls has had dreams of a home
of her own. which the well-to-do Albany
man is about to fulfill. Plans for the
wedding are on a somewhat elaborate
scale, with seventy-five invited guests
at Enid straight it goos to every man in .
the P. O. before it finds the carrier that "da supper at Albany 's leading restau
knows me. you kindness will never l e ' rant afterward.
J' 'hn Talley. bagesge agent at the
Frisco was not in his usual place
Wednesday morning. On inquiry we
found that he was the happy father of a
10 found girl, born Tuesday night.
Dr. T. J. Slattery made his usual trip
to Barton and Rocky Tuesday.
forgotten. "Yours truly.
E. 11 Pentield, 1102 No. Adams, Enid.'
Will Take a Vacation.
Expression of Thanks.
By this method we desire to express
>ur thankfuln^-s to oar friends and the
public for sympathy, sen ice, kindness
J. E. Howder. telegraph and ticket j and thoughtfulness oecasiooed by the
clerk at the Rock Island is off duty for
ten days. Wedne lay he and bis family
will leave for Texas on a visit.
Miss Myrtle Abbott of McAlester, is
tilling bis place.
gr at atfiicti a which -j suddenly came
upon us. To all we are indeed thankful
and will ever bold yon in loving mem-
ory. Very respectfully,
U. j. Duff and family.
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