Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 160, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 10, 1907 Page: 1 of 8
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f eclbeimer Foogit like' a' Trojan but
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Harmony Kit . "
The county republican convention
at the court house yesterday after-
noon' which began like a "lodge of
sorrow" developed into a first class
show before it ended. The first act
was tame in the extreme; the second
act wherein C. M. Fechheimer suc-
ceeded in taking Jake Hamon's scalp
brought on a lively contest; and the
third act in which Tech" mixed it
with the court house crowd to his dis-
comfiture was a scrap proper.
The fireworks began when the com-
mittee on resolutions reported. Sec-
tion 3 provided that the delegates to
the state convention be instructed
for the nomination of' a full state
ticket. : E. M. Payne immediately
moved to strike out this section and
Fechheimer promptly moved to ta
Lie the motion. Payne got up to re
monstrate against gag rule but was!
ruled out of order. On roll call the
motion to table was lost and the ques-
tion recurred to the original motion
to cut out section 3.
Fechheime excited arose and said!
"I don't want to stars . row but I
am .satisfied that if the delegates
(whose proxies are held here were
present they would vote to nominate
a state ticket. The tactics that are
being used here are in keeping with
those that Jake Hamon has been us-
ing to prevent the republicans of Ok-
lahoma from expressing their wishes
and to defeat statehood. This motion
was made and seconded by federal of-
fice holders and about fifteen proxies
are held by tnese office holders. The
republicans of this county want to
go on record for the nomination of a
state ticket but the delegst who are
.tiohling these proxies are trying to
'ight. He moved ti
defeat their wishes. It is this sort
of tactics that is killing the republi
can party in this section. If we do
not put out a ticket we might as well
close up the books of "the republican
party in Chickasha and Grady coun-
ty.' E. M. Payne: "I don't say that I
am opposed to putting out a ticket
but I think it is bad policy to say so
at the present time. I am willing to
leave it to the delegates who go to
the convention to use their best judg-
ment on this question." A. E. McKen-
zie arose to inquire: "If we don't want
statehood what do we want?" and
Judze Bridges then took the floor to
say: "We are not babies or boobius;
I'm tired of this tweedle dee i.nd
tweedle dum business; it is silly to
talk about endorsing and nomiiu Vng
a governor and then say we on t
want a state ticket: it is disgusting to
me to hear this talk about nominating
a ticket and then defeating the const-i
tution: there is no use to send dele
gates to the convention if we don't
want to adopt the constitution and
tret statehood." .
G. L. Ham rick who voted to table
Fechheimer's motion said he did- it
because he wanted free discussion.
"I favor nominating a ticket. We
can't make any sort of a campaign
without it. M. E. Humphrey' said:
"When Congressn i.a Landis was here
he told us that if we don't get state
hood now we won't get it for liny
years. It is simply a question of
whether we want statehood or not. 1
know the republicans in this county
want statehood and I think the dele
gates here should do what the people
want them to do."
On roll call Payne's motion to
strike out the section calling for a
state ticket was adopted by a vote
of 30 to 17. The resolutions as a
whole were then adopted but Fech
heimer was not ready to give up the
be instructed to vote for the nomina
tion of a full state ticket county and
township tickets. Payne again m?.4e
a point of order and was upheld by
the chair. Fechheimer appealed from
the chair but the court house crowd
with their proxies were loaded and the
chair wa3 sustained. This ended the
battle and the rest of the proceedings
were without special interest. I he
committee on delegates reported and
the delegates were duly elected and
the convention adjourned. 1
M. E. Humphrey H. P. Ruff. C. M.
Fechheimer E. M. Payne R. A. San-
ford J. W. Kayser Dr. C. P. Brown
F. D. Lemon John Coyle J. B. Pope
H. L. Hill Westfall Richard Rudisill
G. L. Hamrick G. W. Caldwell and
W II. Minter.
Jonas Cook Frank Brown T. H.
Dwyer E. Hamilton M. L. Gilbert
A. E. McKenzie M. Smith John
Light D. C. Huskey E. D. Mitts D.
Roysden. J. L. Robinson Chas. Calla-
nan J. A. Daugherty E. Bassett and
F. E. Moore.
The resolutions contain several
"whereases" among them: "It is a
well defined policy of the republican
party to give Oklahoma and Indian
Territory immediate joint statehood;
WE WILL SELL AI1Y SUIT 111
THE HOUSE FOR
ar.il "owing to the hope-less incom-
petency and impotency of the demo-
cratic majority of the delegates in
said convention and without hindrance
by the republican party our people
are now being unlawfully and unjust-
ly deprived of the privileges of self-
government" etc; and then it pro-
ceeds to resolve that "we favor and
demand the immediate admission of
Oklahoma and Indian Territories to
statehood;" that "the delegates from
this convention to the state republi-
can convention be instructed to use all
honorable means to commit the re
publican party of Oklahoma - in its
state platform to the adoption of a
constitution and state government
republican in form and fair in spirit
and not repugnant to the constitution
of the United States and tne prin
ciples of the Declaration of Indepen-
dence." It is further declared that "we are
not unmindful of the able efficient
and Datriotic administration of our
present executive judicial and other
officers of Oklahoma and Indian Ter
ritory and we hereby express our en-
dorsement of their administration."
It is also "re solved that the del
egates from this convention are here-
bv instructed to use all honorame
means to nominate Hon. Frank rantz
should his name be presented to the
convention as the republican candi
date for governor of the proposed
state of Oklahoma."
The resolution committee was corn-
nosed of A. E. McKenzie' J. B. Pope
W. H. Minter Jr. and Richard Rudi
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.. CLAY DONOVAN '.
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To Torn en Steam Larger Capacity
tban 014 Pres
The new press for the compress is
in position ready for the steam to
be turned on. The new press is not
quite so large as the old one but fc
modern and has a greater pressuie
with less steam and will be able to
turn out more cotton than the old one.
The platform is about completed and
everything will be ready in good snape
by the time the new cotton begins to
come in. The platform will cover
the same space as it did before the
fire. This is one of the leading in-
dustries of the city and the manage-
ment is to be congratulated upon get-
ting new equipment in position as
soon as they have.
THE GOTTOfl .
Mr. Potts Says Condition Have Im-
proved Average Crops Expected
EUSGHARD WILL HAVE PICNIC
The new town of Blanchard on the
Oklahoma Central twenty miles east
of Chickasha will give a big free bar
becue and pki.i". July 18. A large
llist of attractions has taen provided
! including a roping contest horse rac
es relay races baseball etc. Music
will be furnished by a fine band and
! addresses by able speakers will also
"Cotton prospects over the country
as shown by the reports to our office
are good" said L. M. Potts this morn-
insr. "Conditions have improved won
derfully vrtHin the last ten days all
over the '.ountry and the yield should
average well with that of former
years." Mr. Ifotts is a practical cut-
ton man and keeps in close touch with
the conditions over the southwest and
he sees no reason for an ydiscourage
In reeard.to the rumors that the
new cotton oil mill would shorten the
runs of the old mill Mr. Potts said
there was nothing in it for the reason
that the ChicKasha oil mill had their
own gins over the country and they
would be able to get their part or the
seed of other gins and that it could
not materially- shorten the seasons
of the old mill.
Guthrie Okla. July 10 Placing
immediate statehood above every sel-
fish and party interest the delegates
to the constitutional convention which
reassembles today will meet every ob-
jection urged against the proposed
instrument by the republican party
by correcting and eliminating the sec
tions complained of acordmg to the
sentiment of the delegates that -have
already arrived in Guthrie.
It is now practically conceded that
the legislative apportionment will be
amended either by increasing the mem
bership and distributing the added
number among supposed republican
sections of the state in the northern
half or by transferring flotorial dis
tricts from the southern to the north
ern half of Oklahoma. 1
The provision of the constitution
disfranchising all persons actively en
gaged In military or naval service
of the United States will be amended
so as to permit soldiers and sailors
enlisting i Oklahoma to exercise the
right of franchise at the point of
their original enlisment. '
Foreign corporations will be permit-
ted to appeal their cases or to take
change of venue to the federal courts
without forfeiting their charters ; to
transact business within the state
and the provision that gives the right
of a jury trial' in all contempt cases
probably will be so amended as to al
low judges to punish contempt shown
in open court or in the presence of the
court without a hearing before a
An amendment may also be adopted
to the Tevenue section of the consti
tution allowing school districts to le-
irv taws un ta ten mi s ior scivjoi
The annnrt.innmpnt. of Indian ler
ritory so far as can be learned will
not be altered as it is believed that
the apportionment in the eastern half
of the proposed state is equitable.
Should the number of representatives
and senatorial districts in Oklaho
ma be increased however it is prob-
able that a corresponding increase will
be made on the Indian Territory side.
. The scheme to delay the convention
until after the census is taken is not
looked upon with favor.. . s
Mr. Haskell said:
"Why republican politicians should
kick upon the figures upon which wa
based the apportionment is hard ta
understand. Our figures were taken
from the state auditor's office. The
estimate of population was giver .to
the county clerks by the assessors ilio
in turn certified the returns to the
state auditor. That republican of
ficial made a sworn statement to the
governor who incorporated the aud-
iter's statement in his annual report
to the Interior department."
"Present indications are that the
election to ratify or reject the con-stitutK-will
be held on Tuesday Sep-
tember iTTielegate John J. Carney
of El Reno member of the ordinance
committee of the constitutional con-
vention. said today ' that Governor
Frantz will be given five days fol
lowing the final adjournment of the
convention in which to issue his elec-
tion proclamation and that 60 days
will then intervene before the election.
He says &'so that the proper copies of
bath the election ordinance and the
constitution will be filed with Terri
torial Secretary Filson immediately
upon the adjournment of the consti
C.;thvU Okla.. JulvlO The con
vention that early this year draft
ed a constitution for the proposed new
state of Oklahoma re-convened here
today to set a new election date and
to finish up a good deal of minor work
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Guthrie Okla. July 9 The so-
called gerrymander of the state by
the constitutional convention will be
remedied by the convention when it
meets Wednesday by adding three
more senators two from Oklahoma
and one from Indian Territory and
from three to five more representa
tives Representatives will likely be
taken from Greer Beckham Roger
Mills and Comanche counties. Some
changes will be made in Northern Ok-
lahoma in Kay Osage Kingfisher
Garfield and Logan. The plan is to
Logan one senator and three repre-
sentatives each district to take in a
portion of Guthrie. All other chang-
es to be made in the constitution will
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W. II. Gilkey President
R. K. Wootten Vice-Pres.
G. V. Barefoot Vice.-Pres.
II. h. Jarboe Jr. Sec.-Treas.
M. C. Cannon Asst. S.-Trs.
Geo. S. Mead Asit S.-aIS
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Evans, George H. Chickasha Daily Express. (Chickasha, Indian Terr.), Vol. 8, No. 160, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 10, 1907, newspaper, July 10, 1907; Chickasha, Indian Territory. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc730240/m1/1/: accessed December 12, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.