The Hobart Republican. (Hobart, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 1, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1910 Page: 4 of 8
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OF THE CONDITION OF
The City State Bank
OF HOBART, OKLAHOMA
As made to Oklahoma Banking Board at Close of Business
January 31, 1910
Loans and discounts $152,275.35
Honda and warrants. 30,163.48
Building and lot 10,000.00
Cash and sight exchange 160,063.85
Capital stock $ 30,000.00
Undivided profits 559.30
The City Bank extends hearty welcome to the Bankers of Group One and
begs to call their kind attention to the above statement, made possible by
the business of the big line of farmers, laborers and business men who'
call The City Bank "Their Bank." and who know it as "A Good Bank in
a Good Town. D. S. W0LF1NGER, Cashier.
THE HOBART REPUBLICAN got them fifteen years ago. Some of you
(SucceMor U. lit. View Republican* , wanted to buy at u low price. You got
BENEDICT & RALSTON, Owner® j the chance and you got low prices for
~ ~ ~~~ I your *ilk, if you sold it at all, whether
Rot Bisedut- Editor I , ...
A W. Ralotos Business Mgr. you m nu'«ctured «t at borne or import-
j ed it from abroad.
It Dm poawSw 11 Hohart. OkL
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K TES OF SCBSCR1PTION
One year, in advance
Bis monlh*. in advance
Three mouths, in advance
Two week* notice will he ifivon before the e*
ptKtion of all lubftcriptioni. and utiles* re-
Mwed will be discontinued.
MvariUing rates famished to advertisers upon
THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1910.
MUST HAVE GOOD MARKETS.
Congressman Campbell, addressing a
meeting of the silk manufacturers a few
days ago, said:
"The market is today a greater guar-
antee of the world's peace than armies
and navies. We live in a commercial
not in a martial age. The controlling
ambition of every people throughout the
world is for commercial supremacy, and
the desire to be successful in the mar-
ket, enlivens the imagination and tires
the ambition of the young of every land.
Let it be so.
"Many times danger to the market
has been the cause for .a call to arms.
Armies have been equipped, battles have
been fought, blood has been freely shed,
and national dcbt9 have been increased
in its defense.
"Every country has an indisputable
right to place its market on whatever
plan it thinks is for the common welfare
of its people. One of the tirst rights ex
ercised by the fathers of the republic
under the constitution, was to provide
for the creation and protection of a dis
tinctivcly American market. At that
time it was small and had little influ-
ence on the world's trade. Today it is
the greatest market in the world, and
the greatest in the history of mankind.
"Trade among ourselves is greater
than the domestic trade of all other peo-
ple combined and our foreign commerce
U unequalled by any other country.
"But, it is said, prices of farm and
food products are high. They are high.
That is one of two things that makes
ours the best market in the world. The
other factor is a high standard of wages
lor American workmen.
"I have been in markets where every-
thing was cheap—labor, men, homes and
the price of everything. A complete
outfit of clothes could be purchased for
ninety cents, hnd yet, half the people in
that country wore no clothes at all, and
the other half was poorly clad. Every-
thing was cheap, but the people were
tx> p>.or to be consumers at any price.
They could not take advantage of the
cheapest kind of a cheap market.
Whatever the cause no one has yet in-
rented, discovered or created a market
in which it is possible, at the same time,
to sell at a high price, and buy at a low
price. Until that kind of a market is
found, it will be an act of wisdom on our
part to keep our market on the high
plane it occupies today
"Our market could easily be crippled.
It has been done—once within recent
memory. Those who wanted low prices
"I am glad the farmers of Kansas and
of every other state are now getting good
prices for their cattle and hones, their
■heep and hogs, their corn and wheat,
their ducks and chickens and their but
ter and eggs—fer everything they sell.
They are able to buy more and you are
able to employ more men and pay them
higher wages, so that those you employ,
in turn, can keep on buying the farmers'
products and the products of other fac-
tories and mines and in that way sus-
tain the market for the product of their
labor and your spindles.
"Nothing so stimulates the American
market as good wages to American
workmen and good prices to American
farmers for their products. The market
depends on these two important factory."
COSTING 98,000 PER WEEK.
The special session of the legislature
is costing at the rate of 18,000 per week,
and what is being done? Seven meas-
ures have passed, all of which could
have gone over to a regular session, ex-
cepting two—one extending this year.s
tax payments and one appropriating
money for special session salaries. The
seven bills have cost the people of the
state almost 18,000 each. Are they
There is • most encouraging tendency
among the publishers of country week-
lies to state wholesome facts about the
climatic and soil conditions of their
localities. The time for senseless "boost-
ing" is past. Some, in their efforts to
foul the other fellow, have fooled them,
selves, The following from a recent is-
suo of the Chattanooga (Okla.) News is
along the right lines:
The faots presented herein will not
suit two classes of people- conscience-
less grafters and persons who aro unx
ious to sell to leave the country.
Farmers who intend to make this
country their home and those who
desire the permanent growth of the
towns will give the matter careful at-
From Hobart on the north nearly to
lied River on the south, from Snyder
and Frederick on the west to Lawton
and Temple on the eaBt, extends a body
of land that is mainly what is known as
This scope of country is about forty
miles in exient and several towns are
vitally interested iu its proper develop-
ment and progress.
Within the limits named, farms aro
worth |3,000 to 15,000, while all around
this thy are worth double. Is not the
question pertinent, what's the matter
with this country?
• The average annual Are waste of tbe Within this territory abo,lt flve Per
United States for the flve years endir,; centofthe land is bottom' le8H than
with 1907 was 1252,000,000, and tho ! " ,-"'1
FIRE WASTE IN UNITED STATES.
losses for the year 1908 beginning with
1124,000,000 in January and steadily in
creasing, aggregate over 9200,000,000.
Although there were but seven fires dur-
ing the year 1906 where the losses were
11,000,000 or more, the aggregate loss
equals that of the year of the great Bal
timore conflagration. When the busi
ness man of large interest faces a restric-
tion of his credit due to the fact that he
can no longer obtaia sufficient Are insur-
ance to cover his combustible holdings,
the fact that we have been burning up
9500 worth of property every minute,
day and night, for the past six years,
may at last penetrate his conscious-,
ness," writes Alfred Stumpe in the
March Popular Mechanics, and puts the
"What if we were to lose a quarter of
a billion dollars every year in wheat, or
cotton or beef? What if eucha value in
shipping should sink in New York bar
Dor? What if the national treasury
should be looted annually of that
amount of business failures approximate
WITH GREETINGS TO HASKELL.
It may yet become necessary to take
the Elkins-Aldrich dispute to the
New York messenger boys are getting
careless, losing 910,000 bills out of their
The oold storage magnates seem likely
to find themselves in rather hot water
before they are many years older.
Another American heiress has pur-
chased a nobleman at a record-breaking
price. Even noblemen are going up.
Let the children 'eat what they
want," advises a physician. But sup-
pose you are a meat boycottor, ond the
children are not?
"Who raised the price of meat?" will
have to take its placo in the catalogue
of unsolvable ; myseteries along with
What is a Democrat?''
At least the ham shndwich hasn't
gone up," notes the Atlanta Journal,
And the average slice of ham therein
can hardly grow thinner.
Those who believe the ocean was
built as the annex of the Atlantic City
boardwalk, will be surprised to learn
that itMs 170,000,000 years old.
The Fort Smith News-Record thus
breaks into rhyme, which will undoubt
edly be appreciated by Gov. Haskell
Gov. Haskell must—
"Count that day won,
Whose low descending sun,
Brings no graft charges,
From some son-of-a gun."
A politician does hate to see any
The tariff war was nothing but a
clash of statistics, after all.
Do you realize how soon you will have
to be putting in window screens?
The Sherman law is making the cor-
porations play "To be or not to be."
For the 41144th time Governor Haskell
denies the allegations and defies the al-
Investigating the cost of living is get-'
ting to be a favorite amusement among
The way to be sure that you are not
eating cold storage eggs is to eat french
Th re is nothing in the progressive
messages of Mr. Taft but what have
A few more comets "butting in," and
some worthy frenzied financier probably
will syndicate them.
"A dollar today buys more than it is
worth,'' says New York college professor
evidently strenuously surprised to find
that a dollar buys anything at all.
Rubber shoes are more expensive to-
diy than they ever were before, and yet
they contain less rubber. The only-
answer is that the rubber trusts needs
the money, of course.
Before the Ballinger-Pinchot investi-
gation isendedi conservation of patienee
will be a vital issue, we suspect.
"We pause for a reply," editorially
headlines the Louisville Courier-Jonm-
al. That looks ominouslv like war.
He is a poor spender who complains
about the high cost of living when a
prize hen can be bought for only 912.0C 0.
twenty five per cent is "loose'' land,
which leaves more than seventy per
cent "light" land.
Let us face the issue, squarely. Ac-
knowledge the facts as they are. Na-
ture made this land as it is, and no
amount of boosting and no amount of
misrepresentation will change the faots
Now ' what are you going to do about
it?" What is the remedy? The whole
answer is contained in one word,
—diversification. Diyerify the crops.
Do not depend on one or two crops.
That plan means ruin. Seven yeais'
trial has proved it. Similar land in
other places is farmed successfully.
Government and state experiment
stations have been preaching the doc-
trine of intensive culture and diversity
•f crops for years, for soil similar to ours.
In most of places the plan has been ad-
opted and prosperity always resulted.
Whenever we decide to raise the crops
to which the soil and climate is adapted
instead of the crops to which we are
adapted, then we will succeed, and not
Of course we can go on in our stiff-
necked course and say, "I'm going to
raise corn, I'll be damned if I don't;"
there is no law to punish us in so doing.
But so long as we continue to defy natu-
ral conditions, just that long will we
"be damned" sure enough.
More than seventy per cent of this
land is tight land hence the intelligent
effort of the people should be direoted
along the lines that science and experi-
ment have proved best for such land.
The bottom and part of the upland
will produce corn successfully, this
The Walton Mortgage Co.
Always have money on hand to loan on
Farms. Our only business Is making Real
Bstate Loans, hence, we are always in a
position to look after the Interests of the
borrower. Principal and Interest all Pay-
able at Our Office. No delay in getting your
money. See us before making arrange-
ments for a loan.
HOME STATE BANK
an alfalfa country, some spots only will
Intensive culture will always pay
here. Deep plowing and nearly con-
tinuous cultivation conserves the moist-
ures. There is no place in the world
where persistent cultivation is more
needed or pays better.
This country is all right. It is the
methods of men that are wrong. If
farmed right it will produce crops every
year that are worth the present price cf
the land that raises them. The inevit-
able effect of that will be to more than
double the price of the land in two year*.
The land here is worth as much as
any land in Oklahoma. With the right
crops and right cultivation within two
years this country will come into its
own. These farms at 950.00 an acre will
The "elder statesmen'' don't like the
offhand way in which North Dakota
turns out a senator. It seems right flip-
Editors of papers that have little to
say of meat prices are probably "sawing
wood," with a view to starting a break-
fast food factory.
RAILWAY MIIL CLERKS WANTED
The ^Government pays Railway Mail
Clerks 9800 to 91,200, and em-
ployees up to 92,500£annually.
Uncle Sam will hold spring examina-
tions throughout the country for Rail-
way Mail Clerks, Custom House Clerks,
Stenographers, Bookcepers, Departmen-
tal Clerks and other Government Po-
sitions. ^Thousands of appointment will
be made. Any man or woman over 19,
in City or Country can get Instruction
and free information by writing at onoa
to the Bureau of Instruction, 1473 Ham-
lin Building, Rochester, N. Y.
SMALL BLAZE FRIDAY NOON
Horse Belonging to W. F. Davidson,
Incinerated.in Barn Fire.
Boys playing with matches is attrib-
uted as the cause for an alarm which
callod the tire department]^ the corner
of North Boundary and Sthephens
streets at noon Friday.
A barn, the property of W. F. David-
son wae the 6cene of the conflagration,
and the family horse, valued at 9150,
was burned to death. The loss on tho
barn will bring up a total of 9300, with
By and by the trusts will have to raise
the Maine, presumably. At least, it
seems likely that that will soon be about
the only thing left to raise.
The American people are good natur
ed, but "Uncle Sam" can hardly expect
them to use more souvenir postal cards,
even to help them make up a postal de
"A lot of people who have never been
to Paris are writing beautiful things
about that place just now," says a con-
temporary. As much might be said of
should be planted to corn. This is not spring.
Trials of Winter
Do not permit yourself to be a victim
to a oold or oovgh. They lead to pneu-
monia, consumption and elsewhere, Be
wise; use [Simmons Oongh Syrnp. It
cures coughst heals lungs and will keep
you right here to enjoy the beauties of
Our holiday line is now on '1:—' i
This is the largest stock of holiday and
novelty goods in Hobart, Come early
and get 1st choice and avoid the rush.
12-2wtf The Racket, West Side.
Notice is hereby given that on the 3rd
day of February 1910, I took up, fou*
miles south of town on the north east
33-6-18 one stray dehornedoow, with
calf at her side. Owner can have
same by calling on A. D. Keys and
paying damages. A. D. Keys
To introduce our very complete Spring
line of beautiful wool suitings, wash fab-
rics, fancy waistings, • silks, etc., hand-
kerchiefs, laces and petticoats. All up-
to-date N. Y. City Patterns. Finest linn
on the market. Dealing direot with the
mills you will find our prices low. Piof-
its, 910.00 to 930.00 weekly. Samples
and full instructions packed in a neat
sample case, shipped express prepaid.
No money required. Exclusive territory.
Write for particulars. Be first to apply.
Standard Dress Goods Go., Dept. F. I., -
Binghampton, N. Y. 2 3w4
Cotton Seed Meal and Hulls
Poultry, 1 pound of meal is worth 2 pounds of sorn, 2 pounds of oats, 4 pounds of wheat bran, for producing
milk and butter. One pound of meal aud hulls mixed about one to four is worth 1 pound of corn, 2 pounds of
wheat bran, 2 pounds of cotton seed, 4 pounds of best hay. We have the hulls and meal. We want to sell
hulls and meal. You need meal and hulls, for, though you have other feeds at home, meal and hulls at our
prices make a better and cheaper feed than anything grown or made for any kind of farm stock.
PROTEIN AND FAT constituents of "ten American feeding materials with their rank in feed-
ing value, from Experiment Station Bulletin No. 11, U. S. Department of Agriculture, compiled
from many analyses by E. H. Jenkins, Ph. D. and A. L. Winton, Ph. B. .
MILL PRODUCTS AND FEED STUFFS
Pure Linseed Meal O. P
Clean Standard Wheat Bran
Cotton Seed Hulls
Hobart Cotton Oil Mill
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