The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, July 17, 1903 Page: 4 of 8
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J. M. SIMMONS, Editor and Prop'r.
Published Every Friday at Manchester.
Ols E DOLLfi R PE R Y EAR.
Enured at HsnehMtsr.Okla.. PaatoHUaa Second
Claia Mall Matter.___
FRIDAY, JULY~10, 1903.
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rate under yearly contract for more than 4
Inches space. No deviation on local rate.
We do not print Journals to give away.
They are for sale at 5 cents per copy.
Simply as a reminder of t he past we
would suggest that the Democrats
adopt as an ensign next year two
large patches on the seat of their
All right, Palmer. Of course you
would not object to our labeling the
patches. On one we would say: “The
natural consequences of 53-cent wheat
and Republican trust prices for all
that we buy.” On the other: “Don’t
lay this patch at the door of protec-
tion and its offspring, the trusts. It
was made while sitt ing on a log try-
ing to figure out wherein the wearer
is benefited by the Republican policy
which protects the American manu-
facturer in charging the consumer in
this country more for an article than
they sell it for after shipping it to
a foreign country.”
No matter how prosperous the
times are, unless one raises something
or does something to get some of the
wealth that is moving, it will be of no
benefit to him. Get into the crowd
and hustle. Go to work—Medford
Yes; go to work! Why monkey
away your time raising 53-cent wheat
and then pay but all you earn and
more too for trust price machinery
and other trust manufactured articles?
Follow Palmer’s example and get a
postoffice, U. S. commissioner appoint-
ment and other soft snaps! Or better
still, go into the oil refining or some
other manufacturing business! Then
you can set your own price on the out-
put and make the other poor devils
dig to your entire satisfaction. You
will be taking no chances, for the Re-
publican party is in the saddle and
will protect you as it has protected
the Standard Oil Co. and all the other
millionaire manufacturing institu-
tions in this country. We repeat
Palmer’s words: “Get into the crowd
It appears a little strange that the
minds of great (?) men so widely differ.
In speaking of the co-operative store
matter the Journal a week or two
ago predicted that members of the
Farmers’ Union generally would go
into it for the reason that‘the propo-
sition to a great extent is along the
same line of thought as that advanced
by the Farmers’Uuion: but imagine
our surprise to see the Wakita Union
come out last week denouncing the
Rochdale System as a “get rich quick
scheme for a few fellows,” and in-
forming us that “Our aims are higher
and broader than that.” The more
we study the principles of the Farm-
ers’ Union organization the more we
become convinced of its merits, use-
fulness and good intentions, while at
the same time the more we watcli
the Wakita Union the more thorough-
ly we become convinced of the great
need of editorial ability for that
paper. We don’t know who wrote
the article under the caption, “Roch-
dale System,” as the paper appears to
have no editor at all, but it shows
very plainly to have been gotten up
expressly to curry favor witli local
merchants at Wakita and elsewhere
in the hope of winning local patron-
age from the local press, and with no
hope whatever of winning prestige
for the Farmers’ Union organization.
We feel safe in saying that the attack
on the “Rochdale System” voices the
sentiment only of the man who wrote
the article, and not the Farmers Un-
ion organization nor the men who
own stock in the Wakita Union news-
paper. If the paper is to be made a
purely local concern it should lay off
its mantle of disguise, hoist the name
of its editor and tell the people where
it is “at.” A national organization
paper should stand upon a higher
plane of thought if it would guard
with care the principles and interest
of the organization it purports to
—A few farmers are listing com or
kafir in stubble fields since the rain.
Where the farmer has stock to winter
and is short on feed the plan is a good
one, as we have known many good
crops grown in this way. They fail
however, oftener than they hit, and
besides it looks like taxing the land
heavily to grow two crops in a year,
especially when one of them is cane
Senator Stewart, who is a staunch
Republican, predicts that there is a
serious panic but a short way ahead
for the United States. If a Democrat
or Populist should make such predic-
tion he would be denounced as a
calamity howler by those who take
not the trouble to investigate the
situation in this country today. For
months past Secretary Shaw of the
treasury department, has been coming
to the relief of Wall street and the
great financial institutions, in the
hopes of staying off the fatal day
when the panic will come. Every
energy is being put forth to tide it
over until after next presidential
election, it being a well known fact
that a national panic would ruin the
chances of Mr. Roosevelt or any other
republican being elected to the presi-
The honest money cry is beginning
to react. By striking down silver as
a circulating medium, the volume of
money has proven to be insufficient
for the business of the country and
this is true in the face of the fact
that the output of gold within the
past two years has been greater than
ever before in the world’s history.
The Aldrich bill, if passed, will
furnish only a temporary relief and
will make the crash all the greater
when it does come. The very fact
that the Aldrich bill has been intro
duced is proof that the single gold
standard is inadequate to meet the
demands of the country.
In view of all these facts there is
liable to be a great political upheaval
in this country. The people of the
west were a unit for silver up to the
time of the holding of the Republi-
can national convention at St. Louis.
As a result of the Republican nation-
al platform declaring for the single
gold standard, thp western Republi-
cans fell in line with their party, but
a financial panic, as a result of the
single gold standard, would completely
disrupt that party in all the western
states. So it is not altogether im-
probable that the financial ideas
advanced by Mr. Bryan will yet
triumph, and should this inevitable
panic come before the next nat ional
conventions are held, Mr. Bryan will
be the logical candidate for the
Special to the Journal.
Live stock receipts at Kansas City
last week were 24,137 cattle, 56,444
hogs, 7,196 sheep and 882 horses and
mules. The same week last, year arri-
vals were 49,584 cattle* 28,281 hogs,
15,377 sheep and 826 horses and mules.
The moderate run of cattle,together
with improved facilities, and conse-
quently better demand from local
packers, put snap into the market for
all kinds of decent killing stuff last
week, and gains on steers, fat cows
and heifers were from 30 to 50 cents
for the week. Grass cows sold badly,
however,and veal calves also remained
low. Stockers and feeders were quiet.
Best price for fat steers was $5.25, paid
Friday. Best killing stuff today is off
5tol5cents from best time last week.
Com crop prospects improved during
last week and inquiry for stockers and
feeders is good today, with prices up
10 to 15 cents. Fat cows sold last
week mostly from $3 to $4.25, stockers
and feeders $3 to $4.45, and veal calves
up to $4.25,
Wide fluctuations in the hog market
with values seeking a lower level were
the features of the week’s trade. The
quality was never better, the only
criticism being too many heavy hogs.
Loss for the week is around 40 cents—
a little more on heaviess, less on
lights. Prices are again 10 cents
lower today, with top heavies at
$5,324, top under 200 $5.40.
There is none better
& than the....
rock island sum now
See them and get
0 We handle the celebrated Kentucky Wagon and invite you to
give it closest inspection.
Our Sanders and Cassaday Disc Plows are
fully guaranteed. Buy them and return them
if not fully satisfied.
ROCK ISLAND LUMBER CO
—The big field of wheat on the school
land one-half mile east of town held
by S. L. McMullin threshed out 25
bu. per acre. This will probably be as
large if not the largest yield in this
vicinity. It tested 59 pounds and
was sold to G. T. Price at 55 cents per
bushel. When Mr. McMullin paid
$3,000 for the lease and improvements
on this half section of school land
many people thought it was an exor-
bitant price, but he informs us that
last and this year’s crop on one quar-
ter will more than pay for both. Did
you ever hear of two crops in Missouri,
Iowa or Illinois paying for a farm? If
there is another country under the
sun equal to Oklahoma the JouRNaL
has not yet heard about it.
—Buy any article you want in the
Boston Store at wholesale cost.
-Agency for Model Steam Laundry
at the Red Cross Drug Store.
Familv washing 7 cents per pound.
The Northwestern Territorial Nor-
mal School at Alva, O. T., will open
September 8th, 1903, for its seventh
year. The past year has been one of
the most successful in the history of
the school. The enrollment reached
610, the highest ever registered.
A new course of study has been
adopted, which places this institution
in the same class as the best first-class
normal schools of the west.
There are several courses offered:
Latin, English-Scientific, Modern
Language, Commercial, Kindergar-
ten, Preparatory and Music. It re-
quires four years to complete any one
of the first three, two years for any
of the second three, and six years for
the music course.
Teachers of Oklahoma who hold
first grade certificates are admitted
to the Freshman year of the Normal
course without examination. Gradu-
ates of accredited high schools are
admitted to the Normal course with-
out examination and given advanced
standing in keeping with work done.
Teachers holding other grrdes of cer-
tificates are given credits in common
school branches where they have high
scholarship in same.
Those desiring further information
in reference to the courses of study,
expenses, catalogs, etc., write the
T. W. Conway,
Alva, O. T.
—J. J. Costa of Anthony handles
the Reeves threshing machenry and
will have same on exhlbtion every
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION.
First publication July 10, 1003.
Land Office at Kingfisher, O. T., Mar. 21, 1903.
Notice is hereby trlven that the following
named settler has filed notice of his Inten-
tion to make final uroof In support of his
claim and that said proof, will be made
before Elmer P. Fuller. If. S. Commissioner,
at Manchester, O. T., on September 4th 1903,
GEORGE A. STARKS. Manchester. O. T.
for the NE. H SEC. 19 T. 29 N. U. 8 W. I. M.
lie names the following witnesses to prove
his continuous residence upon and cultiva-
tion of said land, viz:
Marlon V. Stuart. Eddie E. Bnrdue, Lee
Jones, Kmlllus A. Wood, all of Manchester,
O. T. E I> Buownlee,
Aug. 14. Register.
DR. G. W. SNOW.
(^ Ready to answer calls any
time day or night. Telephone
calls may be made at my ex-
pense. Office nofctli side Main
street, opposite drug store, Man-
chester, Okla. Residence, first
house south C. R. Leland’s, east
side of street.
TIME-TABLE A. T. k 8. F. R. R.
No. 508, Passenger, daily Ex Sun— 5.12 p m
No. 530, Freight, except Sunday .....8.00 a m
No. 507, Passenger, dally Ex Sun.....12.30 p in
No.531, Freight, except. Sunday.. . 1.50 pm
No. 5o8 makes connection at Hutchinson
for Kansas City. Chicago and all points east.
Also for Colorado, New Mexico and Califor-
nia points. Connects at Harper with No.
201 for the Panhandle, of Texas and points
west. No. 5o7 connects at Blackwell with
No. 533 for Ponca City. Guthrie, Oklahoma
City and points south to Galveston, Texas.
_O, D. PICKENS. Agent.
THE SECRET SOCIETIES.
Secret society cards under this heading
will be printed for three dollars per year.
M A NCHE8TER LODG E,
NO. 45. L O. O. F„ meets
I every Saturday night at
t.O.F Hall, Manchei
| y^mick & Gree^ f
House Painting, Paper ^
nouse ram ting, raper +
Hangers and Carriage +
Buggy painting from 16 up.
Our prices are reasonable and
Shop in Warnock bulld'ng, opposite
All Odd Fellows In good
standing cordially invited
E. A. WOOD. N. G.
N. W. PATTON. V. G.
C. E. McMULLTN, Sewretarv.
MANCHESTER CAMP NO. 7884. M. W. A.
meets every Monday night. All members in
good standing cordially Invited to attend.
C. F. Thomas, V. C.
A. E. IlEBRE, W. A.
E. P. Fuller. Cleric.
A. H. T. ASSOCIATION.
Manchester Lodge No. 281, A.H.T.A., meets
every Friday night. Members In good
standing always welcome.
N. W. PATTON. President.
.1. M. SIMMONS, Vlos-Pres. <
S. B. FLING, Treasnrer.
U. T. PRICE. Secretary.
—Patronize Dr. J. E. Hardy, the
Medford dentist. His work is dura-
ble and ttie very best. Six years rest-
1 dence in Grant county. Permanently
; located. Practice confined at home
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Simmons, J. Mason. The Manchester Journal. (Manchester, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 11, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, July 17, 1903, newspaper, July 17, 1903; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc497398/m1/4/: accessed December 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.