The Hobart Republican. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1910 Page: 1 of 8
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THE HOBART REPUBLICAN.
HOBART, KIOWA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1910.
^ f Finance When
Group number una. Held Annual
Confer, tion in Thin City
With one of the most representative
gatherings of financier*, ever collected
togather in one body in this section of
the state, were called to order in Ho-
bart's new opera house, at 10:15 a. nt.
Tuesday morning by T. H. Dwyer of
Chickasha, who acted as president pro-
tern, in the absence of the president
ond vice-president. He briefly outlined
the days program, and ending by intro-
ducing the Rev. Geo. D. Willingham,
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, who opened the convention
with a prayer.
J. W. Wulton was then introduced
and delivered the address of welcome to
the visitors in behulf of the local bank-
ers and the city in general. Chairman
Dwyer then thanked the speaker and
thB regular order of business was taken
up by the convention.
Bee. T. P. Martin, Jr., read his report
(or the past year, which was accepted
A resolution whs offered and read by
the secretary relative to the present
method of taxing banks, and asked the
state legislature to take the matter in
hand for regulation. Another resolution
calls upon the state to oifer h standing
reward of $200 for bank robbers and
burglars; that the state brinks pay th«
same rate of interest as national banks;
that the guarantee fund be left with
each bank to the amount of their assess
meat. The resolutions were discussed
pro and con by Mr. Wyacock, chairman
of the bankers' legislative committee,
and particular stress whs laid on the
robbery, taxaticm and the "worthless
check" fraud, practiced by many men
The resolutions were referred to
committee, but motion to that effect
was withdrawn, and after a discussion it
was decided to vote on the several reso
lutions by sections. The first resolution
was voted down and then brought up to
be reconsidered. In the discussion it
was learned that a bank in Grady coun-
ty was assessed 8116 the first year of
statehood; then *701, and this year the
taxes were *1,528, on the same capitali-
zation. The bank went before all the
various equalization , boards but could
get no relief.
6000 ROADS LEAD
Leaven Load* and Ease Farmers Bur-
den*, and One of the Chief Reaour-
cea of an Ideal Country.
To H—11 With Politicians
O. Hogan, a bank cashier of Cashi
on, in discussing the resolutions, stated
that the bankers of Oklahoma were
set of cowards, and added that they
were dominated by the legislatures and
a set of politicians, and he, for one, be-
lieved in having a square deal, even if it
was necessary to raise h—1 with the
The first section of the resolution lost
The second section of the resolution,
asking for more stringent laws, dealing
with bank robbers, and raising the
amoupt of the reward to $1,000 for any
capture of a robber, and to pay the same
out of state funds. A motion carried te
eliminate section 2
Section 3-Regarding the distribu-
tion of county funds in banks all over
the county, was eliminated and further
discussion was postponed until the af-
ternoon session, and the meeting ad-
journed until 1:30.
T. S. DeArmon, of Mangum, is presi-
dent of the association and T. P. Martin,
of Marlow, secretary.
Nearly every bank in the district was
represented and nearly three hundred
persons attended the morning session.
[Kote—Owing to the fact that the
Republican went to press at 1 p. m., on-
ly a partial report of the proceedings
appears in this issue. Additional de-
WHO WILL DE
Bv T. Holmkh Mim.s.
The need of good roadH is * > apparent
t<> all that the cause of good roads no
longer require* much argument* to bo
presented in support of its merits or
reason* pointed out showing its im-
portant and the good results that are
certain to How from its triumph.
To a l rgt« extent the prosperity of
our farming population and the com-
forts and conveniences of farm life de-
pend upon the condition of our roads.
Good roads lessen the fanners labor
nnd save his time. As a chain i* no
stronger than its weakest link, so a
road iB no better than its worst spots.
A farmer must load aocording to what
his toain or teams must pull through
the worst parts of the road.
Good roads enable him to have larger
loads in less time, they are easier on
his horse* and they cause less wear and
tear on wagons and harnesses.
The roads of Oklahoma are about as
poor as can be found in any state—in
many places little botter than a trail
across the prairie. Of course the argu
inent can bo raised that this is a new
state and this condition of affairs will
be remedied in time, and I admit all
this, but still we should canvass this
matter from every standpoint nnd map
out some plan for permanent roadmak-
ing that will not be too burdensome on
This is a matter that concerns every
one of us, even dwellers in the towns
and cities who use the roads, more or
less for automobiles and carriages.
When it comes to the question of how
to secure and maintain good roads, then
arises the difficulty and in trying to
solve that problem our farmers should
have the sympathy and assistance of all
classes. One has only to consider for a
moment to realize the magnitude of
the task. The country districts are,
more or 'ess, sparsely populated and the
roads stretch out mile after mile, a net-
work of public ways reaching to every
partof the county and upon the people
of those farm houses falls all the cost of
maintaining those miles and miles of
Nearly everyone will see the benefits
to accrue from improved highways, and
every ono can see the need of improve-
ment on our present methods.
We have the material here to build
all the roads in the state if it wore in a
form suitable for use viz: crushed rock.
We have mountains of rock whioh
could be crushed by powerful crushers
and this spread thickly on a well round-
ed road bed will soon iuake a good road.
Our roads are <<11 too fiat—they
should have drainage ditches on each
side and the dirt taken therefrom spread
on the center of the road and rounded
up well to shed the water and upon this
a good coat of gravel or crushed rock to
be spread annually.
I see in travelling through the coun-
try that some of our road overseers are
catching onto this idea and if they only
had the necessary crushed rock they
would soon have good roads in their
I have seer slay roads in the north so
miry a part of the year that one would
nearly bog down with a team and
empty wagon brought to a state of near
perfection by the use of drainage
ditches, a rounded road bed and a year-
ly coat of gravel.
Had we a rock crusher—purchased by
the state or county—the farmers would
soon build good roads, by giving extia
time, over their annual four days, to
drawing crushed rock, or the road over-
seer could require the four days work of
each farmer to be served drawing rock
or part in drawing and in working the
Brother farmers let us have your
opinion of better roads and the best
means to secure them?
COUNTRY WILL BE STURM
SWEPT SAYS FORECASTER
TWIN ELK CLUB WOH
Washington, Feb. 21—Heavy over-
coats and warm furs will be in demand
all over the country, according to the
forcoast made by'the weather bureau.
Unusually stormy and cold weather is
the indication in practically all the
districts from the Rockies to the Atlan-
tic coast and from the Rockies over the
north Pacific states.
Oh Joy! A Boy.
A nine pound son was born to Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence Roush, Monday morning.
The Census Bureau's Instruction* to
Enumerators on This Point Made
Public, in Today's News Item*.
The explicit nnd lengthy printed in-
structions to the census enumerators,
which have been prepared by the United
States Census Bureau, uive a clear
idea of the eharaet* r of ti" answer* ex-
pected from the people of tho United
States with regard to tho questions in
the population schedule to be ourr ed in
the Decennial Census April 15 n- xt.
All answers arc to have reference sole-
ly to the "Census Day," which is April
15. Persons living on that day, but who
died after it and before the enumerators
call, are to he counted, but person* born
after April 15 are not to be inolud-d in
the count. Persons who wore single on
April 15 are to be reported as single,
even though they have married subse-
quently and before the canvasser has
called. This is true, similarly, of per-
sons who became widowed or divorced
after April 15.
The census law provides that all per-
sons shall be enumerated at thejr "usu'.l
place of abode" on April 15. This means
the place where they may be suid to live
or belong or tho place which is their
homo. As a rule, the usual plaeo of
ubode is not tho place whero a person
works or where he eats, but w here he
regularly sleeps. The enumerators ar«
cautioned, however, that whore a man
happens to sleep at the time of the enum-
eration may not be tho place where he
There will be a number of persons hav-
ing their usual places of abode iu enum-
eration districts who will b< absent
April 15. These are to be included and
enumerated after the facts regarding
them hate been obtained fr"m their
families, relatives, acquaintances, or
other persons able to give th informa
tion. For instance, if a member of auy
family in an enumeration dist iot is tern
porarily away from homo on a visit, or
on business, or tiaveling for pleasure, or
attending school or college, or sick in a
hospital, such absent person is to be
enumerated and included with other
members of the family. But a son or
daughter regularly living in another lo-
cality should not be counted with the
family at home.
Servants, laborers, or other employees,
who live with the family, and sleep in
the same house or on the premises,
should be enumerated with the family.
The Census Bureau states ihat there
will be, on the other hand, a certain
number of persons present and perhaps
lodging and sleeping in districts at the
time of the enumeration who do n t
have their usual places of abode there.
These are not to be enumerated. It must
be assumed that they will be enumerat
ed elsewhere. The canvasseis shoul«i
not, therefore, unless it is practicall*
certain that they will not be enumerated
anywhere else, enumerate or include
with the members of a fan ily they are
enumerating any of the fallowing classes:
Persons visiting a family;
Transient boarders or lodgers wh>
have some other usual or permanent
place of abode;
Students or children living or board
ing with a family in orner t-> attend
some school, c liege, or other education
al institution in the 1. calitv bu not re
garding the place as thei- home;
Persons who take their meats with a
family but lodge or sleep elsewhere;
Servants, apprentices, o- other per-
sons employed by a family and working
in the house or on the premises, but not
sleeping there; or
Any person who was formerly in a
family, but who has since become a per
manent inmate of an asylum, almshouse,
home for the aged, reformatory, prison,
or any other institution In which the in-
mates may remain for long periods of
KENNEDY PROVES TO BE SANE
Fair Director* Met Saturday lo Pre-
pare for Coming Annual.Meet lo
be Held This Fall.
The Kiowa County Fair Association
field a nvetuig Saturday afternoon, at
the (thumb r of C iimnerc* ri mis. with
President William* presiding, .1. A. Har-
ris, sei.'iI'tary, ami a quorum of the di-
rect is in attendance,
All affairs pertaining to the ln*t fair
was closed up and plans laid for the
meeting to be held s iiDHtiins during th •
fall • f 1910. The first Tuesday in March
was set for the annual election of offi-
It was decided to increase the list of
Block holders from 20 to 40 and a com-
mittee of five f ,r this purpose were ap-
pii d. The committee: Rowland,
Pot twood, Salesman, lzor and Fitzger-
Harris, Csrleton and Long, were made
a commit ee to make a new lease for tho
t to date >>f tho next fair is yet open
ami wil be permanently fixed at a later
Seen ary Harris was instructed to
s«fril tf necessar.v fees to W. B. Green
cir. uit ecretar>, and mnke the local as
soiaii n a member of that bod}, which
is '(imposed of nine counties.
CONCERTED ACTION TO BE
USED TO CAPTURE THIEVES
FACTS FOR ONCE
Say*, "Prompt Action of Comptrolhr
of Currency Did It," In Referring
to Closing of National Bank
E itire County of Spokane, in Washing-
'.on, Organized to Assist Sheriff in
Stamping Out Lawbreakers.
The Twin Elk Athletic Club crossed
bats with the Hobart Business College,
Saturday, Feb. 19, at the fair grounds.
A hot game was played, resulting 11
to 8 in favor of the Twin Elk Athletic
Club. The next game played by the
victors will be against the New State
Athletic Club, their old enemies, both
on the diamond and gridiron.
Another Car of Autoes.
The Overland Motor Car Co. received
another double deck car load of autoes
Dr. Jones, of Hollis, Saturday, pur-
chased a Hupmobile.
U. W. Smith, of Hollis, Monday
bought an Overland.
Spokane, Wash., Feb 19.—Farmers,
ranchers, orehaidists and residents in
every settlement in Spokane county have
l> en enlisted in the servico of Sheriff
Vred McK. Pugb to capture lawbreak-
ers The bailiwick has been so thor-
oughly organized that it is almost im-
possible for a criminal to escape, the
purpose being to reduce crime to a min-
iaium and ttius save life and property.
The. pi m, perfected by Thomas E,
lleddle, ofllce deputy,* consists of a map
of all the suburban and farmers' private
telephone lines in the county with more
thi n 1,300 instruments, exclusive of 18,-
COO instilments in Spokane and an in
dependent system with 10,000 phones to
he completed in June. If a crime i*
c mmittedin the city or in an outlying
dis-tricr. the sheriff will be able to com-
municate with persons near the scene,
advising them to be on the lookout in
the event the lawbreaker escapes.
Ten thousand residents in various
I arts of the county have entered into an
alliance with Sheriff I'ugh and the tele-
phono companies will cooperate with
ttie officials in placing "clear lines" at
their c'isposal by day and by night. The
sheriff has also received offers from
seores of farmland stock raisers in ad-
joining counties to co-operate with him
in his work of apprehending wanted per-
sons, and it is believed this will have
the effect of reducing crime to the low-
est i oint.
"The people of Spokane county are
law abioing and ttiej are in favor of en-
foicing the laws." said Sheriff Pugh.
" 1 hey have promised to assist our office
iu every way iu ridding the county of
stock thieves and other criminals and
making it so hot that lawbreakers will
feiir to come into this county."
Guthrie, Okla, Feb, 18 U dative to
the organization of the Exchange
National Bank of Tulsa, which has tak-
en over the assets of the defunct"Farm-
ers National and saved depositors till
their money, the Tulsa Daily Democrat,
a thoroughly Haskell organ, gives the
comptroller of ttm currency credit fur
"facilitating the organization" and sav-
ing the people their money.
It will.b* remembered lk>:>t Hie Firm-
er* National at Tulsa wont down n a
result of the failure of tli<« Columbia
Bank A Trust company at Oklahoma,
a state institution. Immediately the
federal government took the mutter in
hand and, it is admitted by the Tulsa
Democrat, has worked a wonder. "The
creditors will receive the full amount
due them," unblushlngly admits the
Haskell,organ, heretofore a champion of
state banking methods only.j «.
A comparison should be drawn hert
between the methods, used by tho fede
nil and state authorities, in hauctliuu
the failure of the Farmers National at
Tulsa anJ the Co! imbia Bank Trust
Company at Oklahoma City. Fiv
months ago the Columbia failed, and
although the stute banking law says the
creditors must be paid immediately, yet
the Columbia is still in process of liqui-
dation and many creditors are still wait-
ing for their money, and waiting per-
haps in vain, for the insido deals of the
Columbia were so rotten that the state
banking board has even denied the state
examiner and inspector tho right to in-
Un the other hand tho Farmers
National, thu failure of which followed
the Columbia, has been liquidated by
the comptroller of the currency, all
creditors paid in full and thp people of
Tulsa do not know that a failure has
occurred in their community.
Mi** May Howl, Graduate of High
School, Clans or '09, Working for a
Trip to the Fast-Will You Help?
Mis< May Howl, a graduate from the
Hobart High School, class of '1)9, has en-
tered a contest, being conducted by
Sturm's Oklahoma Magazine, through
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TO HOLD ENTERTAINMENT
Southwestern Glee Club, of Weather-
ford, ta Come March 4—Need More
Money to Clean up Club Deficit.
MISS MAY HOWL,
Hobart'* Candidnte for Sturm's
which she hopes to bo tho Kiowa county
representative, in o trip through the
east, at the expense of the magazine,
and chaperoned by Mr. nnd Mrs. O. P.
The present plans for the trip include
Kansas Cily, Chicago, tho great lakes
around to Buffalo, with a stop at De-
troit, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Albany,
with the Hudson river trip to New York
City. Returning a visit to Philadelphia,
Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburg, Cin-
cinnati and St. Louis.
Hut one young lady from each county
in the state will bo allowed to go, and
to secure such a rare prize she must got
300 subscriptions to the magazine,
which entitles her to the complete trip
with all expenses paid.
The magazine is a representative pub-
lication of tho state.. Miss Howl is a
worthy young lady to represent this
county, und it should be an easy matter
for hor to secure the few hundred sub-
scribers demanded by tho magazine.
Will you help her?
If so subscribe for Sturm's Oklahoma
Magazine when Miss Howl calls on you.
On Friday, March 4, the glee club of
the Southwestern University, of Weath-
erford, will be in the city, and render
one of their famous programs, under tho
auspices of the Hobart Chamber of Com-
This club is the best in the state, and
in addition to their singing, they carry
several readers, said to be graduates in
the best schools of the United States
and abroad. Complete announcements
will be made from time to time.
Only Temporarily Deranged by an Ov-
er Dose of Medicine.
W. B. Kennedy, who was arrested by
the city officers Saturday, and reported
to be violently insane, was so far rec> .v
ered Monday as to be abli to be up and
Mr. Kennedy attributes his temporary
mental derangement to^au <lV'^r_dose^ of j a||(j llQg be(J„ g,ven several assistants,
yet a court favorite is designated by
WEST IGNORED WHILE LEDBETTER
REPRESENTS STATE BANK BOARD
Guthrie, Okla., Feb. 19.-It is neoes-
sarytogoto Washington to learn that
W. A. Ledbetter, the man who is report-
ed to have drawn $25,000 for acting as
attorney for the state banking board, is
again acting as their representative in
the case, now pending in ihe United
States supreme court, involving the con-
stitutionality of the Oklahoma bank
guaranty law. No announcement was
mado here that Ledbetter had been ap-
pointed to act for the banking board,
and the announcement from Washing-
ton that he is there now in such capac
ity comes as a complete surprise.
Attorney General West was elected by
the people to appear in all state matters
medicine. The news of his recovery was
received with pleasure b> his fiien<s
Receipts of "Three Twins."
The Chamber of Commerce commit
tee appointed to open the < pera house,
met Thursday afiern on, rnd audited
Governor Haskell, as chairman of the
banking board, to appear in West's
stead. The state is paying the bill, the
same as in the emplogment by Haskell
of Lawler, Orville Smith, John Flenner,
ROOSEVELT DEPUTY MAKES
THREE ARRESTS SATURUAY
Dan and J. A. Atchley were arrested
Saturday evening by B. M. Clay, depu-
ty sheriff at Roosevelt, charging them
with conveying whisky. They were
brought hero and placed in jail.
M. D. Dayton was picked up Sunday
by Deputy Clay, on a charge of boot-
legging in the south end of the county.
He was turned over to Undersheriff
Terry and brought to Hobart and placed
in the county jail.
AUTO SKIDS ON PAVEMENT; JOY
RIDER THROWN OUT AND INJURED
Roe Watkins, of the Hobart Motor
Car Co., received a number of severe
brnises about 10 o'clock Saturday night,
when a tire slips from a wheel of his car,
causing the machine to skid, throwing
him heavily to the pavement.
RAPID RISE AT RAILROADING
SEARCH PACIFIC NORTH-
WEST FOR MISSING MAN
Spokane, Wash., Feb. 22.—Relatives
from Germany, New York and Balti-
more, working under the direction of J.
M. Londoner, of Seattle, assisted by the
police of a half dozen states, are search-
ing the Pacific Northwest for Baron
Herman von Blatz, 70 years of age, wha
left New York for Spokane two years
ago. after traveling extensively in Wash-
ington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado and
other states between the Pacific aoast
and the great lakes. Tho missing man'a
brother, Baron Adolph von Blatz, who
died in Baden Baden a short time ago,
left a fortune to Blatz, his wife and
daughter. A letter from the latter,
Fraulein Eugena von Blatz, received by
the police in Spokane, says her father
left for America in 1882, passing eight
years in New York and Baltimore. He
migrated to the Coeur d'Alene mining
district in northern Idaho early in the
'90s, but failed to wrest a fortune from
the hills. He returned to New York by
easy stages and two years ago wrote to
his family that he intended returning
to Spokane. He has not been heard
from by bis relatives since that time.
the receipts and expenditures, accruing I and th« many other court favorites to
from the opening. whom the taxpayers of the state must
The total ticket sales netted 13,230. I pay princely salaries.
Arthur A. Tatum Goes to Cashier's
Desk After a Year in the Service.
Arthur A. Tatum,Friday assumed the
cashier's desk at the Rock Island freight
station in this city.
One year ago young Tatum started in
at the bottom, accepting a meager po-
sition paying a small salary as checking
clerk in the warehouse. His promotion
came fast, but he worked hard for the
This goes to show what a young man
can do, by strictly devoting himself to
his work, and to the interest of his em-
Mr. Kellogg, the retiring cashier, will
be transferred to some other point.
Guthrie Candidate Endorsed by Rep-
resentative Gathering of Hobart
Citizens-The Ideal Candidate
At an informal gathering of republi-
cans Leld in the I. O. O. F. lodge room,
Tuesday morning. Joe McNeal, of
Guthrie, was unanimously endorsed in
his candidacy for governor.
Mr. McNeal was present and made an
address, outlining his policy, which
suited the local republicans to the letter
after which a resolution was introduced
declaring their choice for Mr. McNeal,
for the republican nominee for governor.
About 100 persons attended the meet-
ing and several addresses were made by
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