Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 2, No. 32, Ed. 1, Thursday, August 27, 1896 Page: 1 of 4
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The Territorial Attoratf
The Btnrrr Herald
Tliu Largest Circulation
or nnr Newspaper lti the
' For delegate to congress
J). T. FIA'NN.
. For Probate Judgo
' For Sheriff
V. D. IIBALY.
.-.' J O.WILLIAMSON.
DR. STRONG. ""
For Surveyor j
G. M. GARDNER.
For Commissioner 1st. Dit.
T. J. DUNLAP.
For Commissioner 2nd. Dist.
IRA B. WILSON.
Logan Wilhito formerly of tho
"Woodward News has taken cliargo of
tho Taloga Advocate. Wo can't ap-
provo of tho politics of the Advocate
but it is a good paper and wo wish it
Dennis Flynn is tho friend of all par-
ties in his official position. If a man
nsks a favor Flynn docs not stop to auk
what political party ho belongs to but
goes ahead and docs what he can for the
Sam Smith was ancsted by Deputy
Marshall Gone Hall in Woodward coun-
ty last week and safely lodged in tho
Woodward jail. Bat don't feel any
easier on that account yo Beaver Co.
cow men for it is not our Sam but
another of tho same name who was cap.
Flynn said in his speech Tuesday
"There is no doubt but that Hoko
Smith is authority on pension matters."
Flynn is right. Thousands of old sol-
diers who havo been dropped from tho
pension rolls in the past three years can
testify to that.
Harry Smith one of the publishers
of the Woodward Bulletin was nomin-
ated by tho republican convention at
Grand for Councilman of this district.
"We congratulate Bro. Smith and com
mend tho action of the convention in
making tho selection. Beaver county
will roll up a handsome majority to him.
Everything south of Ohildress on tho
'Fort Worth & Denver road is burned
up. In Clay county all stock water has
been exhausted and tho farmers are
hauling water many miles. Around
Wichita Falls water is so scarco that it
is being hauled there in tank cars and
side tracked along tho routn for tho far-
mers. Live Stock Champion Aug 7th.
It is persistently argued that free coin-
age would at once increase tho amount
of money in circulation. Would it?
On tho 1st day of July 189C tho
United States had in cirrulation and in
tho national treasury $1083405169 in
silver currency and various forms of
paper money which under free coinage
would bo redeemed in 53 cent dollars.
That is based on silver 47 per cent of
this money is Gat. The freo coinage
law advocates propose to do away with
this artificial value and make the coin
worth just what tho bullion may bo
worth. To us it looks perfectly plain
then that the very first effect of the
proposed free coinage laws would be to
destroy 47 per cent of this wealth which
would be equivalent to contracting our
currency to tho rip-roaring tune of
744242729.43. It may bo that this
would intiko money more plentiful and
much easier to secure but we can't see
it in that light especially sinco the free
eilveritcs assuro us that tho price of
everything we havo to bay will double
in prico the moment the provision is
mad for tho free coinage of silver at a
ratio of 1G to 1. But it is certainly
true that under free coinage laws every
dollar of our wealth except gold coin
and gold certificates would lose 47 per
cent of its purchasing power Our cur
rency would bo contracted to just the
extent that our government credit is
now utilized in keeping our silver and
other forms of money at pir with gold:
Sup't Rust arrived in Kansas City
August 1st nftcr a month's trip over the
range country. His travels extended
through southern Colorado to Montana.
Ho says the entire western range coun-
try has suffered with drouth during the
early spring and summer but during
tho past few weeks there had been good
rains and that grass has corao on nicely
and pattlo aro picking up fast. Thcro
will bo as many cattlo this year for the
markets in western and central Colorado
but a shortage in tho southern part.
There will ba fewer cattle from tho
northwest this year as ranchmen mark-
eted cattlo closely last season and are
disposed to hold over another year un-
less they can get their price. Ex.
The republican county convention is
over the ticket is named and tho coun-
ty campaign fairly opened. Tho con
vention was harmonious there was no
pulling and hauling the nominations
were all made honestly and fairly and
no man secured a nomination by trick-
ery. Good men were put up-as good
as there are in tho county though in
justice we say that tho men who wcro
defeated wro good men also-and
though there may bo some hard feel-
ings somo heart burnings as thero al-
was is after a convention be bclicvo
that the republicans of tho county will
without exception support the cntiro
ticket and carry it through to victory
in November. When thsrc are several
candidates for ouo position some arc
bound to bo disappointed. Tho ticket
is probably aa strong as could bo select-
ed and should bo a winner all the way
Tho address of Hon. A. G. Cunning-
ham of Woodward delivered before tho
republican convention Tuesday was one
of the beat we ever heard in point of
argument force truth and delivery.
Mr. Cunningham is a remarkably well
posted mau and has the faculty of pre-
senting his views in a plain and convin-
cing manner. His speech was largely
on the tnoaey question and the way ho
punctured tho lree silver fallacies caused
the audience to yell wi(h delight. Ho
aloo referred to tho convention which was
about to assemble. and advised that only
good true and competent men bo nom-
inated as that was the kind of a ticket
it took to win. Mr. Cunningham made
many friends while here as did also
Messrs. Iluttman and Metz who wcro
with him and they will always find a
welcomo in Beaver when they happen
Dennis Flynn's speech at the court
houso Tuesday afternoon was a master
effort and a vote getter. Flynn does
not uso flowery language nor try to win
his case with a show of oratorical abili-
ty in which he is not deficient but ho
presents plain facts and produces proof
of what he says. It is not necessary for
a speaker to resort to fine language and
dramatic attitudes this year to convince
an audienco that the republican causo is
in the right; a fair presentation of tho
issues a homely statement of facts back-
ed by proof which is everywhere abund-
ant is enough to convinco an merican
audience that tho demo-pop cry of free
and unlimited coinage of silver and the
democratio plea "give us one more trial"
should not bo heeded. Flynn brought
roars of laughter from the crowd by
(mowing up tho record of the populist
representatives and senators in Wash-
ington and reading a few of tho bills
they have introduced. Ho read ex-
tracts from Hoke Smith's paper the
Atlanta Journal and showed tho old
soldiers how much "lovo" Hoke really
had for them. Ho handled the money
question in a masterful manner and
showed up tho freo tilver illusion in its
true light. He denounced tho national
and territorial administrations and scor-
ed tho Territorial Board for raising tho
assessed valuation. He stood ready to
prove any assertion ho made and we
have not heard a man dispute anything
he said. Standing room was at a prem-
ium and many could not get into the
hall. The audience showed its approv-
al of what he said by continued cheer
ing. FJynn is a general favorite in this
county among both parties as he has
never been actuated by partisan wo
tivca and if the balanco of the territory
vote as Beaver county will or anything
like it he will bo returned to Congress
by a rousing majority.
Tho range is probably shorter in most
of the cattle states and territories this
year than ever before. Western Kan-
sjs and eastern Colorado have good
grass only in places and in souio coun-
ties largo areas have practicall no grass.
The Texas Panhandle and all northern
BEAVER COUNTY OKLAHOMA TERRITORY
Texas is dryer than ever beforo and in
somo localities it is necessary to haul
water by railroad for stock. In New
Mexico the mesa land is bare in places
and scarcely any section has good range.
From Arizona Nevada and Utah come
reports of cattle dying of starvation by
the hundred largo areas of high land
being without a sign of vegetation. In
our own vast county we are not so bad
off as somo other places but it is plenty
bad enough. Somo parts of tho county
have had an abundance of rain and
havo excellent crops; on the Kiowa corn
will go 30 to 45 bushels to the acre..
But in most parts of the county it has
not rained for so long that tho people
would not know what to make of it if a
good shower should happen to fall.
Tho people have mostly got so used to
doing without.rain that they don't iniud
it any more. Wc have heard that if a
man goes without whisky for a long timo
he finally gets so that he don't care
anything about it; that's tho way with
our people in regard to rain. Thero
will probably bo enough feed and hay to
winter all the stock that is in tho county
now but it will be a tight squeeze.
Pursuant to tho call issued by chair-
man Duulop the republicans of Beaver
county met in delegate convention at tho
court house in Beaver on Tuesday
The convention was called to order at
10 a. in. by chairman Dunlop J. R.
Senceuich was ohosen temporary uhair-
man and R. B. Quinn secretary. Af
ter prayer by Rev. Munsell and musio
by the glee club Hon. A. G. Cunning
ham of Woodward delivered a speech.
The following committees were ap-
pointed. On credentials Clarence Ilibbs J. T.
Stanley T. L. Braidwood T. N. Bruncr
A. A. Haskell J. S Green Dr. Strong
John Clover W. 0. Cochran II. C.
Drum F. E. Gilbert II. II Bockhorst
and J. I. Steele.
On resolutions II. U. Drum D. C.
Davis W. 0. Cochran.
On permanent organization and order
of business W. I. Drummond J. J.
Wardoll Al. Baker.
Convention adjourned till one o'clock
Convention met at 1 o'clock. After
an address by Hon. D. T. Flynn the
convention proceeded with the business
The committee on credentials reported
no contesting delegations and that all
townships were properly represented ex-
cept Garland no one being present from
The committee on permanent organi-
zation reported as followy: Permanent
chairman II. C. Drum; Secretary J. I
Steele That tho voto should bo taken
by townships in alphabetical order.
That it should require a majority of the
votes of the delegates present to nom-
inate. The committee on resolutions reported
but their report got mislaid in somo way
and wo are unable to give it in this
issue but will publish it later.
Nominations wero next in order and
the following named candidates were
i'or ireasurer dim Williamson was
nominated by acclamation.
For Sheriff there wero fhreo candi-
dates beforo tho convention Frank
Healy of Benton It. B. Montgomery of
Hardesty and George Longmnre of
Gate. The voto stood: Healy 31;
Montgomery 10 Longmore 4. F. D.
Healy was declared the nominee. T. L.
Biaidwood moved that the nomination
be mado unanimous. Carried.
Four candidates were beforo the con-
vention for Clerk in the persons of Wm.
White T. L. Floyd J. C. Hodge and
Franz Drummond. Fivo ballots wcro
necessary Drummond winning in tho
For Probate Judgo 0. 0. Tannchill
of Clear Lake was nominated by accli-
mation. Dr. Strong of Gate und C. W. Bug-
bee of Bearer wero before tho conven-
tion for county attorney. Strong was
nominated but wo failed to get the vote.
For Superintendent tho names of Mra.
It. E Blanchard aud Noah Daves were
presented to the convention Daves was
nominated but we also failed to get tho
vote on this ballot.
For Surveyor G. M. Gardner was
nominated by acclamation.
N. A. Pcukham was nominated for
Coroner by acclamation.
There being no farther buiincsa the
Immediately after adjournment of the
county convention the delegates of the
First and Second comtnUsioncr districts
met to nominate candidates for cemtuis-
sionor. T. J. Dtinlap was chosen in the
First district nnd I. S. Wilson in tho
The county central committco met and
organized. J R. Scnccnich was elected
chairman and R. B. Quinn secretary for
tho ensuing year
Grand Day County Aug. 19 'DC
Pursuant to call of Wm. Mobly
Chairman of Council Commitco of tho
13th Council district tho delcgaocs sel-
ected to attend said convention met at
Grand county of Day Oklahoma Ter-
ritory this 19th day of August 189C
at 12 M. as per call. On motion of
Harry Smith of Washita county Hon.
A. 0. Cunnigham of Woodward wan
elected chairman by acclamation and
G. W Martin of Washita secretary.
Judgo Cunningnam on bein introduced
said this was a time for action; faithful
work lather than for congratulatory
speeches ho therefore advised that the
convention proceed to work( and talk
afterwards. On motion tho chair ap-
pointed committees on credentials per
manent organization and resolutions
Convention then adjourned until 2 P.
M. Committee on credential reported
no contests report as to delegates ad-
opted as tliu will of tho convention.
Committee ou permanent organization
reported A. G. Cunningham as ohair-
man and Harry Smith Secretary re-
port unanimously adopted Chairman
Cunningham declared nominations for
councilman in order Wathita county
under instructed nominated Col. Harry
Smith for Councilman no other nom-
inations being made Mr. Smith was
declared the nominee of the Republi-
cans of the 13th Council District by
acclamation. The Convention proceed-
ed to select a Dist. Council Committee
for the ensuing two years as follows:
Hon. A. G. Cunningham
Col Harry Smith
Dyke Ballingcr Beaver Co.
Harry Leslie Day Co.
Charles Guernsey Roger Mills Co.
Harry Springston D. Co.
Rev. Upchurch G. Co.
Greer Co. not yet selected.
In speaking of an Indiau caucus the
South McAlcstcr State Journal says:
"The manner of the red men is different
from that of the pale-faced brother.
They go into n caucus with collected
thought cool as a May morning. They
listen to what any man in the tribe may
have to ay as closely as if ho was an
lEgersoll. They hear with tolerance
the suggestion of any party no matter
how weak. They not only hear but
they heed and act with a conservatism
and judgmcut that would do credit to
thoughtful men trained in the school of
political economy. Their caucuses are
harmoniouf dignified and suggestive of
By order of tin Democratic Central Com
inlttec of Dearer county tho Democratio
County Contention wilt be held at tbe court
house In Heaver on Tuesday Sept. 8 1691!
at 10 o'clock a ra. to place in nomination
candidates for the county offices to be voted
for at tbe coming November election; and
also fur the purpose of electing delegates to
tbe council and representative conventions.
The representation shall be one delegate
at largo aud one delegate for each ten votes
or fraction of five thereof cast for the
democratio candidate for delegate to congress
in tbo election of ISO I Following is the
Beaver 25 4
Benton 0 '1
Bluegrass. 10 2
Cleveland 10 'd
Eubank 15 3
Eltbwood 1 1 t 'i
fJrand Valley 15 '
Gate 20 :i
Garland 14 2
Hardesty 1 1 2
Harrison 1 'AK I
Lujan I 4j 2
Kokomo lit ' 2
Logan 13 S
Optima '1-1 3
Pleasant View 8 2
It Is recouimemleJ lliat primaries le held
Saturday Aug '20 at 12:30 p. m nt the reg.
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following purposes: First to clioose dele-
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nomiu&te candidates for llie township of-
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for the next ensuing term. 11 order of
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