The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 24, Ed. 1 Friday, November 15, 1907 Page: 1 of 4
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1 Batebllahed May 88,1H#I. f
MANCHESTER, GRANT COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, FRIDAY, NOV. 15, 1907.
Volume 15, Number 24.
NEWS IN GENERAL.
The Enid Democrat Bays Enid “is
full of thieves and thugs."
Choice milch cows are scarce at this
time and in good demand at good
One of the big banks in Chicago got
three millions in gold from the sub-
treasury on Monday.
The first state legislature in Okla-
homa will probably be called to meet
at Guthrie on Monday, Dec. 2nd.
Oklahoma, the Great New State,
will be born into the Union to-morrow,
November 16, nineteen hundred and
All homestead entries made after
NovemDer 1,1907, where commutation
is made, the entryman must prove
fourteen months continuous residence
from the date of filing. Heretofore
the entryman has had six months in
which to move upon the land.
Oklahoma is strictly all right, but
she can be made far better if the
farmers will only sow more and more
alfalfa. In fact, the great new
sr-ate will never swim in milk and
honey as it should until every farm
has a goodly number of acres of alfalfa
growing on it.
Western Kansas and Colorado were
covered with a light fall of snow first
of the week, and that’s what made it
so cool down this way for two or three
days. Ice froze here in tanks and
other exposed places to the thickness
of an inch. This was quite a change,
considering that up to a week ago we
had not yet had a killing frost.
Gold is pouring into the eastern
banks by the millions, from across the
waters, and the eastern banks are
paying it out to their corresponding
banks in the west. The outlook for
business in general is far brighter
than a week or two ago and business
in general is slowly but snrely coming
back to normal conditions. The de-
pression, however, will not wear oil
entirely for some time.
Some of the sheriffs of Oklahoma
have given notice that each and every
saloon in their respective counties
must be closed permanently on Satur-
day night, Nov. 16, at 12 o’clock, or
the proprietors thereof will be arrest-
ed and prosecuted under the pro-
visions of the constitution for
statewide prohibition as adopted by
vote of the people on Sept. 17.
W. E. Campbell, the fine stock
breeder who made Kiowa, Kausas, his
home for a number of years, and then
removed to Tulsa, I. T., was killed in
Tulsa on Oct. 29, by II. B. Stockwell,
a man 60 years of age. Stockwell and
his wife had trouble on the night of
Oct. 29, when the wife left the house
and went to W. E. Campbell’s.
Stockwell followed with a shot-gun
and when Mr. Campbell opened the
door Stockwell emptied both barrels
of the gun at Campbell’s head, killing
him instantly. Stockwell then went
to his home and killed his 10-year old
son who was in bed asleep, and then
killed himself. Campbell was quite
an adventurer in a business way,
and at one time was considered very
wealthy. lie had a number of warm
friends, and also quite a number of
enemies. We do not know whether
he was Implicated in any way in the
trouble between Stockwell and his
wife, but no doubt Stockwell felt
that way about it or he would not
have killed him.
—W. F.Kettlekamp was out from
Illinois last week aud when he called
at this office told us that he had in-
vested in another piece of Grant
county land. Thistime he bought an
80-acre farm a mile northeast of Numa
for which tm paid $3000. lie owns the
Jerry Allen and Ed Harmon places
southeast of Manchester, making him
all told 400 acres of rich Grant county
soil. Ue like* the Journal because it
tells all about crop conditions, the
weather, the markets, stock notes,
—C. W. Alley continues to improve
Senator Robt. T. Owen of the new
state of Oklahoma discussed the fi-
nancial situation with President
Roosevelt at the white house Monday.
Mr. Owen had some rather positive
views on the legislative steps neces-
sary in order to guard against a recur-
rence of the present situation. Two
things, in his opinion, are essential to
the present financial system and must
be arranged for by congress. The first
Is the guaranteed security of deposit-
ors against loss by the insolvency of.
banks. The second is a reasonable
guarantee of depositors against delay
in getting currency upon their ac-
‘‘Security against loss to deposl tors, ’’
said Senator Owen, "will immediately
stop all hoarding, and there would be
no panics because of money stringency.
To afford the necessary security to de-
positors there should be provided a tax
on national bank circulation to be put
into a fund to pay off depositors of
insolvent banks; the national banks of
the country to earn ten million dol-
lars profit a year on tfieir national
“The second remedy easily is provid-
ed by authorizing the secretary of the
treasury to have printed and to keep
on hand United States treasury notes
under a special account to be called a
special currency fund. This fund
should be in an amount never less
than fifty million dollars and should
run as high as 100 million dollars.
"This special currency should be ad-
vanced to any bank, corporation or in-
dividual depositing acceptable bonds,
which should not be received at ex-
ceeding 8 per cent of their market
value. For these advances of cur-
rency a charge should be made at the
rate of 6 per cent for ninety days and
8 per cent thereafter, the interest to
stop at any time upon the repayment
of the advance.
"Failure to redeem the bonds and re-
tire the circulation inside of twelve
months should operate as a forfeiture
of the bonds, which should b5 sold to
the highest bidder.
"To a certain extent this is an adap-
tation of the German financial system.
Over there the Imperial Bank of Ger-
many is allowed to issue legal tender
notes against other securities than
gold under a penalty of 5 per cent,
which is higher than the normal rate
of interest on notes, thus preventing
inflation in time of financial stress
and providing a remedy against con-
Of the Business Men and Firms
of Manchester Who Ask for
and Appreciate your
E. L. Smith & Oo., K^nerul merchandise.
Badger Humber co., lumber and hardware.
—T. W. I’t-ter, agent.
S. B. Ellng, hardware. Implements, harness.
Star Restaurant—Mls.t Sadie Singleton and
Mrs. Weiss, proprietors.
Burchflel & Warnock, live stock dealers.
.1. W. Smith, law loans, roul estate.
Rock Island Lumber Co. lumber and hard-
ware—Luther Ileck, agent.
Slaughter & Tuttle, Auctioneer.
Manchester Hotel, W. B. Kent, prop.
Lucas Drug Co., W. M. Lucas. Proprietor.
Mort CanUeld Carpenter.
It. S. Kmery, Carpenter.
U. .). Roach, Veterinary Surgeon.
I)r. Smedley, practicing physician.
W. T. Tucker, undertaker and funeral
Badger Lumber Co., Lumber and hardware
O. A. Clasen. agent.
Post mercantile Co., General merchandise
—Charley Morawitz was in to see
the printer the other day and tells us
that the green bugs last spring did
him a great favor in eating up his
wheat crop. After the wheat was
gone he listed the ground to corn and
kafir, some of which did no good and
he plowed it up and tried cotton.
This, too failed to come, so he plowed
again and as a last resort planted a
lot of sweet potatoes. They com-
menced to grow from the start, and
to use Charley’s expression, "Oh, my!
The like of sweet potatoes you never
saw In your life?" Those that are
too large and those that are too
small are being fed to his hogs, but
he thinks they are of no especial
value for hog feed except with a corn
ration. In addition to this he hes
500 bushels for the market, and they
are worth a dollar a bushel. And the
beauty of sweet potatoes is, there is
not that enormous expense to care
for them that a fellow has to go up
against when he has a crop of wheat
to look after.
—Will Hain, who raised a big crop
of corn on the Wm. Brett farm near
Manchester last summer, was over
from liis home northeast of Bluff City
first of the week todisposeof his corn,
which was sold to be delivered at the
Journal farm within the next sixty
days for feeding purposes.
-Read the advertisement of the
Third Annual Sale of pure bred hogs
to be held on the fairgrounds at
Anthony. Kansas, Friday aud Satur-
day, November 29 aud 30, 1907, com-
mencing at 1 o'clock p. m. each day,
by the Improved Stock Breeders’
Association of the Wheat Belt. C.
T. Brown and the editor of the Jour-
hls residence property. The latest | nal at Manchester, and I. P. Roy of
addition is a nice new barn. | WaklU will have hogs at this sale.
Dr. Bowers, a Wichita physician,
was summoned to this place on Sun-
day last by the members of the Ma-
sonic fraternity here, to make an
examination of the physical condition
of O. D. Pickens, a member of the
order who has been ailing and unable
to do but little for about two years.
Mr. Pickens has been operated on two
or three times in that time for abscess
iu the right thigh, but has not been
cured, the fault being, Dr. Bowers
claims, that the cutting did not nach
the seat of the trouble, which he
thinks to come from a diseased bone
In the hip.
Following this examination the
patient was sent to Wichita Monday
evening for another operation, which
it is hoped will straighten him out all
The Masonic lodge at Manchester
instructed that the patient have every
care in the way of nurse and other
attention, with assurance that all
bills will be paid by the order when
Dr. W. H. Smedley accompanied
Mr. Pickens to Wichita and saw the
operation performed, and from his
report the patient’s condition was
about precisely the same as when he
was operated on in the presence of the
editor of this paper at Hutchinson
more than a year ago. The doctors
in charge were not ready to say just
what the origin of the trouble was up
to the time Dr. Smedley left Wichita,
but found no disease of the hip bone
as suggested by Dr. Bowers when he
was here last Sunday. Mr. Pickens
underwent the operation In good
shape, but the doctors were not ready
to say whether they could or could
not affect a cure.
—When the stock cattle market
bumped up against the money pknic
and struck a sharp decline, Guy Crom-
well was caught with about 50 head on
hand. But he’s not going to lose any-
thing—at least we think not. He
just hired good wheat pasture for the
cattle at a dollar a head per month,
and If the winter remains open he
will have a nice lot of butcher stock
for the early spring market which
will sell like hot cakes.
—It looks a little bit lazy like in
Charley Blye to be loafing around
the streets these days while his wife
Is out carrying the mail on Route 2,
but Charley can’t help it. You see,
he’s taking his 15 days lay-off, on full
pay, and his substitute, Mrs. Blye, is
drawing full pay also for the fifteen
days that Charley is putting in on the
streets. He couldn't go in her place,
for if he did the double pay would
fail to come.
—W. A. Pollock is now in full
possession of the meat market at Man-
chester, Tom Jolly having sold his
interest to Mr. Feely, and Mr. Feely
having leased to Mr. Pollock. Mr.
Pollock Is quite a hustler for business,
and we hope to see him make it win,
which he no doubt will. See his
advertisement in this paper.
The panic of 1907 will go down in
history as unique. Never before has a
country found itself in a state of
peace, in a state of plenty, in a state
of health and harmony, in a state of
In a country overflowing with milk
and honey, the verdant fields stocked
with fat klne, the barns bursting
with a year’s fruitage of corn and
wheat and cotton and hay, we are in a
With merchants’ shelves stocked
with rich clothing and manufactured
products, with factories humming day
and night, with building pushing the
limits of our cities over the surround-
ing hills and vales, we are are in a
state of panic!
With our children wnrmly clothed
and luxuriously l oused; with our
homes filled with books and music
a,nd rich furnishings and plenty, we
are In a state of panic!
Did you ever hear of such a panic?
'And what is a panic? It is "a
tremor caused by a trifling cause; a
People revert dolefully to the panic
of 1893. Let’s look back a few years.
What caused the panic of 1893.
Every bank in the country owed New
York money, and, owing to conditions
industrial and agricultural through-
4 it the country, were unable to pay.
In June clearing house certificates
vfyre issued, and five months later
were taken up and retired. But that
five months lives in mind and now
people dig up the old skeleton and use
it for a bug-a-boo.
From J une until November is nat-
urally the dullest time of the year,
^here is nothing to market and the
listless months intervene.
Now how about the panic of 1907?
Every bank in the country is in good
condition. Every mercantile house
is nourishing. New York owes them
the money and they have not been
able to get it. There is nothing dull,
nothing lacking, but New York owes
the money aud is "caught short." As
soon as the equilibrium Is restored
there and New York releases the
money which we really have, the panic
will be over.
It will not take six months this
time because the money is being re-
ceived by the millions daily. Yes-
terday saw ten millions dumped on
the dock from England.
This is the busy season and not
alone our country needs our food
supplies, but all the countries of the
old world, and they are ready and
have the money to pay for them. It
only needs the small expenditure of
cash necessary to transport our pro-
ducts to the markets and a golden
Hood will come rolling to our coffers.
It will not take six months this
time to effect a balance. The condi-
tions are totally different and the
present panic has not a single phase
to warrant its continuance.
The salutary effect that will be
learned will probably be that western
banking houses will never again allow
themselves to be caught in this
position by reliance upon Wall street
The freezing weather first of the
week put a stop to growing vegetation
and soon the weeds and the grass will
all be dried up and ready to burn like
a Hash should fire get into them.
Owing to heavy and continued rains
the growth has been enormous this
summer aud fall, so that if a fire gets
out it will be mighty bard to control.
Better look your premises over and
see if there is not some weak place
somewhere in case a fire on your
own or some neighbor’s place should
—Dick Stone is building a shed for
his threshing outfit at the west end
of Main Street on the D. J. Dacy
farm. Dick is an experienced thresh-
erman and knows that it pays to take
oire of costly machinery.
TnE CORN CROP.
Accbrdlng to the report of the De-
partment of Agriculture, Issued Nov.
8, there is by no means the shortage In
the corn crop this year, taking the
country over, that the "experts" had
The total production for 1907 is
given at 2,553,732,000 bushels, an
average of 26 bushels per acre, as com-
pared with a total yield of 2,927,000,000
bushels and an average yield of 30 3
bushels per acre in 1906. The general
average as to the quality is 82.8 per
cent, as compared with 89.9 per cent
The government figures are some-
thing like 300,000,000 bushels more
than the estimates that have been
put out by "experts,” and though
there are 374,000,000 bushels less corn
than last year, there are only 23,000,000
bushels less than the average for the
past five years.
The quantity of old corn in farmers
hands is given at 131,000,000 bushels,
as compared with 119,000,000 bushels a
We recognize the shortage in the
corn crop this year more from the
fact that mnch of [.the country near
at home has but little, or no corn, yet
it is sufficient, we think, to insure a
good stiff price from now until the
next crop is grown, even if the money
panic should depress values for a
greater length of time than we are
THE OTHER SIDE.
There are two sides to the stock
shipping business. One is the buying
of hogs and cattle on a steady or up-
market and making money, and the
other is buying on a down market
and going “in the hole.”
Frank Burchfiel related to us on
Monday the experience he had week
before last in the stock business. In
all, eight loads of cattle and hogs
were bought and shipped that week.
One load of cattle made $13, and the
whole eight loads handled for the
week showed a cash loss of $520. This
naturally makes the buyer a little
shaky when it comes to bidding on
stock, but there never was a time
when Frank "laid down." He will
probably strike a market going the
other way one of these days, and then
his recent losses will probably all
come back, and maybe good interest
besides. We hope so at least.
—Trustee J. O. Cromwell, who has
been so long trying to get the road
graded leading south from Manches-
ter, has at last got a grader and engine
at work, with E. L. Morgan operating
the grader, and he is said to be doing
a fine job. The road will probably be
graded clean through to the Catholic
church, six miles south of the state
line, and will be worth much to Man-
chester and the general public when
it is completed,
—Charley Blye now has about the
neatest rural route mail wagon we
have yet seen, the box for which was
built by R. S. Emery and the painting
and decorating by “Captain" Jack
—R. S. Emery is putting up a barn
32x36 feet for Will Long on his farm
east of Manchester.
—Uriah Dombaugh returned Thurs-
day noon from Illinois.
There are a number of people in
and around Manchester who are get-
ting tired of being hounded by W. II.
Malone, through a Kansas City Com-
mercial Agency, for the collection of
accounts which they do not owe, or
which are offset by still larger account s
which Malone owed them when he
skulked out of town between suns,
and unless he desists the Journal
would suggest that the boys "pool
their Issues” and bring Malone back
to Grant county to answer for what
he has done, and give him a
touch of "high life" in the district
court on an indictment that was
found against him at one time for the
theft of a steer from Campbell Lynch.
All to whom Malone was Indebted
when he left Manchester seemed to be
pleased to square their accounts with
him by getting rid of him, but since
he has attempted to suck "blood
money" from them through an inno-
cent collection agency, it naturally
raises the Ire of those whom he is
trying to hold up by the use of the
United States mails, which act has
already been presented to the Post-
office Department for consideration.
It seems that Malone has an account
against evefy man who ever passed
his blacksmith shop when he was in
Manchester, whether he had work
done or not. In other words, Malone
was there to do the work for the
public, and if they didn’t get it it was
their own fault, and the bills must
be paid, if scare talk through the
mails will do it.
Malone gives his address as Alva,
Okla., now, which is too close to
Manchester to be healthy for him if
he does not take a "tumble," and
—Just to show that the Worm Will
Turn, the Coffey ville Journal publisher
this incident: "A few weeks ago an
advertising solicitor for one of the
Coffeyville newspapers called at a
certain bank in this city and asked
the banker to use some of his adver-
tising space as the banks in nearly
every other town in the United States
do. The request of the newspaper
man was refused, but the refusal of
the banker carried with it this un-
neccessary stinger: ‘None of the banks
of this city advertise, and the bank
that started it would be a jackass. ’
It is useless to say that the newspaper
mau silently withdrew and has not
been in that bank since. But the
worm always turns in advertising as
well as in everything else. When the
present financial stringency struck the
country this bank became exceedingly
uneasy. Its loans and deposits were
dangerously close together. The bank-
er was more humble when he went for
the newspaper men this time—but not
less selfish. ‘Why, you newspapers
ought to carry our statement free for
the good of the town to show that the
banks are solid,’ said he. This banker’s
sentiments, fortunately are not typi-
cal of the feelings toward the news-
papers shared by the other bankers of
this city. Yet a two line item in any
one of the local papers would have
put his bank out of business in
twenty-four hours last week.
—Earl Smith had a new stable built
iu which to keep the horses that make
the drive on Route I out of Man-
OUR STORE AND WARE-
ROOMS ARE PACKED TO
THE ROOF. FOUR CARS
AND A FULL CAR OF CHAIRS
have been added to our Immense stock of everything for the
home—Bed Room Suites, in woods and finishes to suit every home
and all purses. Dining tables and chairs, neat substantial, hand-
some styles at prices to suit you. Parlor furniture, comfortable
Rockers, Davenports, Settees, Desks, Kitchen Cabinets, Curtains,
Portieres Brussels and velvet carpets and rugs. Ingrain carpets.
Chinese and Japanese mattings: our own importation.
Wholesale and Retail Furniture. Undertakers
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