The Meridian Eagle. (Meridian, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 15, 1905 Page: 4 of 8
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fhe Meridian Eagle.
H. A. BOOTH. Editor.
Application hsks been made to enter ibis
papfrr a*. Meridian Ok. a for transmit-on it.r>
the mails as second class matter
That statehood convention at
Oklahoma City was largely at
tended. And everybody went
loaded to the guard for statehood.
They talked statehood during the
day and dreamed statehood at
night. This was one body of Ok-
lahomans that were of one mind.
There was a little difference of
opinion however a- to the kind of
statehood that would be the most
beneficial to Oklahoma and Indian
Territories, But the differences
in this respect arc not of sufficient
importance to endanger statehood.
The people in these territories are
ibout ready t<> accept without a
murmur any kind of statehood
that congress may see fit to give
us. Any change from the present
system would prove agreeable to
the-**- territories. While Oklaho-
ma should not l>e expected to come
Ix-fore congress as a beggar ask-
ing that justice be done her. yet
the Eagle believes that she would I
almost do this if found necessary J
in order to obtain her rights. It
is to hoped that the present agita-
tion will aid us in the acquirement
<»f statehood. Both territories are
very much in earnest along state-
hood lines, and nothing will be
left undone that will in any way
help us in this cause. Delegate
VlcGuire should be able to secure
an abundance of support from our
people when the statehood matter
comes up before congress for
Don't sit down and complain of
the hardness of your lot; plow it
and put it in corn.
When there is a surprise party,
some one generally hears of it who
is not invited, and tells.
Having a good time every day
for a week is like eating thirty
quails in thirty days.
A woman with an ordinarly i»oor
memory will remember every de-
tail of how much money her hus-
band ha» »[*-nt on his relatives in
the past ten years.
No man who expects to estab-
lish anything of a business repu-
tation should wear russet shoes on
There is a surprising difference
between how much a man is going
to stand, and how much he does
Every man who can sing a little
has a fool friend who announces
the fact at every social gathering.
A neglected grave is an indica-
tion that those who were left to
mourn, are happy in forgetting.
When one man runs away with
a woman, two others always fol-
low him. Who is the third one 1
ALLEN » SON
Will meet any and all Prices:
♦for CASH. We carry a full line!
♦of Dry Goods, Boots andj
♦S K o e s, Gent's Furnishing*
♦Goods, Groceries. Gall and seej
♦us when wanting to buy.
\ MERIDIAN, OKLA.
Didn't Want the Job.
In an Oklahoma village
About the only interest the peo-
ple of Meridian will have in the
capital fight when it comes before
this territory for permanent loca-
tion is where it will be located. If
(iuthrie should prove unable to
land the prize, then the Eagle is1
in favor of it coming to Meridian,
which is near the geographical i
•■enter of the proposed new state. J
The surroundings arc ideal for the
permanent capital of the great |
state of Oklahoma. Of course we
realize that Meridian will have
some opposition in her bid for
greatness, expansion and reknown,
i mi t that is to lie expected from
jealous rivals. The Eagle is for
Meridian for permanent capital.
Oklahoma City's prosperity is
to be growing dimmer at each
lived three brothers, bachelors;
only other inmate of their house-
hold was a housekeeper. The
brothers returning home to dinner
one day found the housekeeper
missing. On making inquiries,
they discovered she had that morn-
ing married a farmer who lived
near. It was evident there was
no chance of getting back their
on- runaway housekeeper, and equally
I so that they must have some one
to manage their domestic affairs.
The elder brother said that the
best thing would be for one of
them to marry, but, he added, "1
shall not be that one; I am too old
! to marry."
"Nor I," said the second one,
who considered himself something
of an invalid; "1 shall never think
"Ah !" said the younger broth-
er. "I ! ee what you are driving
at. It is just what I expected—if
to do. it
"Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
F. W. HE WIT, Prop.
(t. W. Ball,
M. C. Sloan,
State Bank of Meridian,
I ever there is a nasty job
' 1 left to me."
Your Business Solicited.
CKattel Loans a. Specialty.
revolution of the wheel of
gress. This is a town that
outgrown its surroundings.
Doubting persons will soon be
relieved of their doubts on the oil
situation in Meridian.
"Eli bet," remarked Mr. Jan-
son to his wife, as they sat in the
family circle at the play. 1 11 bet
! from the looks of it that the dress
I that there woman in the box is
wearing is one of them elegant
dresses one-half off we seen adver-
tised yisterday in the papers."
off his feet.
It is all up with
when lie is knocket
Some big guns shot little
at the statehood convention,
it is ever thus.
D. S. JOHNSON,
— dealer in—
Hardware, furniture, Implements,
U NDERT A KING GOODS.
Call and Get Prices.
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Booth, H. A. The Meridian Eagle. (Meridian, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 15, 1905, newspaper, July 15, 1905; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc404382/m1/4/: accessed June 20, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.