Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 14, No. 152, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 24, 1912 Page: 1 of 4
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VINITA DAILY CHIEFTAIN.
VOL XIV. NO. 152.
VINITA OKLAHOMA THURSDAY OCTOBER 24. 1912.
FIVE CENTS PER COP
THE BULL MOOSE
To the Editor k the Chieftain :
The "Bull Moose" party had a rally
in the new Gunter building yesterday
afternoon at 6 o'clock. A lady lawyer
from South Dakota Mrs. Lydia n.
Johnson -was the speaker.
Those staunch friends and faithful
tellow-workers Dr. T. T. Wimer and
the Kev. J. M. Miller were the chap-
erons of the affair. The meeting re-
minded me of the fellow who was go-
ing to be operated on for appendicitis.
He said he wanted a minister present
so that he could be opened with prayer
and closed with the benediction. Mr.
Miller opened the meeting with pray-
er and when I left he was just an-
nouncing a collection; for the benefit of
the Miniver's Alliance.
I suppose he must have been count-
ing on George W. Perkins to take care
of the "Bull Moose" finances.
Mrs. Johnson's address was n.oro
like a preacher's than a lawyer's ta-k.
The ministers will have to be goiiiB
some when they do better than the
promises of salvation which she hanu-
ud out conditional on our electing
Roosevelt to the presidency. Judging
from her address if we elect Roose-
velt there won't be any more child
labor there will be no more underpaid
women workers the sick and the old
will all be pensioned the command-
ment "Honor thy father and thy
mother" will become the universal
rule of American life in a word the
millennium willl be here. But
Mr. Roosevelt was president of these
United States for seven years. He
has had one chance to see what he
could do towards curing the social
evils of which we all complain. There
were Just as many children working in
the ' factories of the country then as
there are now; just as many sick dis-
abled and aged workers; just as many
men and women working for less than
a living wage; just as many wives of
on ids needing the money which
their husbands could not earn by work-
ing in prison. Mr. Roosevelt did not
I lieu attempt any practical methods
for relief of these evils. And for a
very good reason. The constitution of
the United States would not permit
him to do so. Practically all the mat-
ters of which Mrs. Johnson spoke are
matters within the exclusive control of
the various states. Roosevelt prom-
ises a living wage to the workers of
the country if he is elected president.
But he knows that this is a matter on
which congress could not legislate.
No law of the United States could
regulate the hours that women should
work in Oklahoma. Mr. Roosevelt in
other words is making promises which
he cannot fulfill without overthrowing
the whole governptent of the country
lie is a hypocrite a self-deceived en-
thusiast or a revolutionary. Either
he means to abolish the constitution
or he knows that his program is im-
possible of accomplishment by the
government of the United States.
The study of history throws light on
the tendency of the Roosevelt propa
ganda. Every once in a while some
one compares Roosevelt to Julius
Caesar. And the "Bull Mooses" laugh.
Well they may. Perhaps Caesar
I hough wouldn't take it as a joke lie
might consider it an insult. But
Mommsen has shown In his "History
of Rome" that the destruction of
Konian liberty though it culminated
in Caesar began with Ciaus Grace us
ninety years or so before. Look a min-
ute at Gracchus with Roosevelt in
mind. Gracchus was an aristocrat
lie made himself the champion of the
people. He taught them to believe
that lie was the only man in Rome
who could be trusted to manage the
government in their interest fie
bound them to him by promising them
bread from the public treasury just
as Roosevelt bids for them by talkies
about the living wage old age insur
ance by the state etc. At the sai-e
time he played for the support of II"'
Medium C UACC
Priced O 11 J O
Men Women Children
SOLID BUT WITHIN THE REACH OF ALL
MILFORD - BERGER
wealthy capitalists by giving them the
privilege of grafting on the provinces
in the collection of taxes just as
Roosevelt has always stood for the
protective tariff graft of the manufac-
turers protected the Harvester Trust
and let the Steel Trust absorb the
Tennessee Coal & Iron Company.
Graced Ul ended by overthrowing the
constitution reducing the senate to a
state of helplessness and turning the
courts over to the big capitalists. The
people got promises of bread and the
capitalists got control of the courts
and immunity in their business graft.
The parallel is startlingly close.
When a country becomes dependent on
the virtue and efficiency of one man
democracy is dead. The kingdom has
come in fact If not in name. Roose
velt says we have come to that. Elect
me and I will bring in the millennium;
elect anybody else and the country
will go to the demnition bow-wows.
It is to be hoped that the American
people will have the sense to send
such an egotist on a long
vw-- ue u.-iu..5B.
are some other men in tins country
who have shown themselves capable
of acting la the interest of the people.
Woodrow Wilson is one of them. His
short administration as governor of
the state of New Jersey has been
marked by the passage of acts through
his influence which have won him the
enthusiastic gratitude and support of
the intelligent independent laboring
men of that state. The hours of labor
for women have been reduced; stricter
factory inspection introduced both in
law and in fact; an employers' liability
law passed; as well as many meas-
ures for the regulation of corporations
and the purification of elections. And
Woodrow Wilson hasn't been afraid to
speak out against tbe greatest graft of
all; the graft of the protective tariff
which enables the manufacturers to
keep up tueTost of what the working-
men have to buy while the free en-
trance of foreign labor enables them
to grind down the wages of the work-
ingman. But Woodrow Wilson isn't
promising to bring heaven down to
earth in one administration. He has
too much both of self respect and
common sense. That's the kind of a
man the American people want; not a
man who promises for the purpose of
getting back into office a. lot of things
he never attempted when be was there
CHARLES B. MITCHELL.
BULL MOOSE LADIES ORGANIZE.
The Indies of the national progress-
ive party met in the parlor of the Burl-
ington hotel yesterday afternoon and
organized a women's branch of the
progressive party. The officers elected
were: Miss Jane Addams honorary
chairman; Mrs. G. N. Bebout chair-
man; Mrs. M. E. Milford. vice chair-
man; Mrs. J. L. Shearer secretary;
Mrs. T. T. Wimer treasurer; commit-
tee on arrangements Mrs. Marguerette
Foreman Mrs. B. A. MeFarland and
Mrs. R. H. Moss. Committee on music.
Mrs. S. L. Smith. Committee on
finance Mrs. W. B. Coley. Committee
on literature. Mrs. C. C. Roberts. Af-
ter the election of officers the meeting
j adjourned to meet again Saturday at
4 p. in. at progressive headquarters
lover Winter's Drug store.
All this week at the Electric park
under the management of Troup Sax-
on two Rliaca guns and also two
beautiful trophies will be awarded the
local shooters the shooting begins
each afternoon at 3:30.
Yesterday's score is as follows:
H. E. Ridenhour shot at 50 broke 42
E. N: Williamson shot at. 50 brokeSl
E. Klingel shot at 50 broke30
W. E. Ross shot at 50 broke 21
The Pryor team will make Vinita a
visit Friday of this week and a team
shott will be held the winning team
will be awaroeu.a silver cup.
Vest Hurst one of the leading demo -
rials of the north end of the county
came In last night from his farm near
Kinnison. He says everything looks
democratic up his way.
WOODROW WILSON SPEEC
Striking Paragraphs From Stenographic Reports
Of Democratic Candidate's Addresses
Which Have Stirred The Country's
Interest in a New Style Of Polit-
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO search for office bin as a great con-
YOUR CHOICE ON NOV. 5.
O 1 beg that when you go to the O
O polls on the 5th of November you O
O will go with quiet minds and very O
O sober thoughts for you are then O
O to make your choice whether you O
O will live under legalized monopoly O
Iq for the rest of your veg or geek Q
0 tlu wa of .eleaBt whicU jt g o
jO perfectly possible to find by see- O
O ing to it that those who have O
O oppressed you open again the O
O field of competition so that new O
O men with brains new men. with O
O capital new men with energy in O
O their veins may build up enter- O
O prises in. America and amid a O
O nation stimulated to every kind O
O of new endeavor we shall find O
O again the paths of liberty the O
O paths of common confidence and O
O therefore the paths that lead to O
O prosperity and success. Indian- O
O apolis Oct. 3. O
HIS OWN PARTY.
I for my part want to express this
hope: If the democratic party breaks
its promises to the rank and file of the
people of this country I hope it will
never be trusted again because parties somewhere either in an editorial or in
are not intended merely to put men in the news colunmns some statement or
office; parties are not intended merely J comment with regard to the present
to keep their own organizations and j extraordinary hopefulness and in-
maintain their own supremacy. Par-' crease in business
ties are meant to do the service which j Now they know perfectly well that
they pretend to do when they put for- just as soon as this increase occurs
ward their platforms. Their platforms
ought to be sacred engagements. Ar-
mour Packing Plant Omaha. Oct. 6.
You can stay in the majority without
knowing why just by the common in
stinct of the crowd. Not because they
didn't have anything to sell but be-
cause they had what they would not
sell democrats have remained in the
And now when the year has come in
which the whole country turns to them JW so certainly as business gets on a
and savs. "Whv. after all. it mav belhoom something will sooner or latch
thai ..mi ni-o riwht" thov stiinil mi nnrtiDreak unless somebody uuuertanes tiieVhe countv and country at large are
sav "Yes we were rieht Now will
you set your government free or won't
you? Will you trust it to men who are
willing to stay out in the cold rather
than get warm on terms they won't
Here is a free party which can set
up a free government. I can say with-
out even a touch of personal reference
almost that the democratic party at
least has a candidate who by circum-
stances or whatever way you may wish
to explain it is not attached to any
Interest whatever. And is not the
democratic party the very party which
s old fashioned enough to believe that
the processes of liberty have not been
reversed; that liberty is not to be got
from the government
is to be got from the
but that liberty
ielf assert ion of
Accept my conclusions or reject
thein. but make this comparison of the
parties for yourselves and make a
choice on this basis: Shall we can
we set our government free? Can
we get a government that will serve
civilization and humanity? New York
Press Club. Sept. !).
Practical politics In the year '.n is
this that you will give the people of
Hhls country progressive policies or
you will go out of business. The dem-
ocratic party of the United States has
now got to make its final choice.
I have set my standard and I am
not going to parley with any man.
Men have come to me and professed
that they meant to support me. It is
not ii personal question with me; it is
not for a moment a question whether
they will support me for office or not.
The question is Will they support the
in its progressive
policies? If they will I will deal with
them; if they will not I am done with
them forever. This is business; this
is war. And the question 1
going to be not what did y
t N. J.
what did you
Sept. 21. in Primary FigV
James Smith Jr.. for the U
I am interested in politics not
test devoted to something very definite
and practical indeed Washington
Park. X. J.. Aug. 15.
After they (the American Bankers'
association) had discussed from vari-
ous angles and points of view all the
difficulties that bad surrounded the
financial history of this country and
had deplored the recurrent and appar-
ently inevitable panics a gentleman
who was at that time the president of
the Clearing House association in New
York got up and in substance told
them that they needn't worry about
these thing's; that there was a group
of benevolent gentlemen in New York
who would always pull them out of the
hole. And we know that our
economic fortunes are in their hands.
That constitutes the seriousness of
the present situation not because they
are malevolent but because no group
of men is big enough to take care of us.
I wonder if these gentlemen have re-
flected upon this circumstance. I know
that some of them in spite of the fact
that it is certain there is going to be a
democratic administration are now
eugaged In the most hopeful way in
promoting their various enterprises
day you see in the paper
there is going to be some of that old
buckling up that old stringency. There
isn't m.riey enough in this country to
carry an expanding business. Do you
realize that? And you can't get it ex-
cept through clearing house cert ill-
There is no expansibility to the
currency. When we need more we
can't get more; when we need less it j
'doesn't contract. It is the most be-!
Hated ignorant contrivance that any
:commercial nation has yet used. And
'very difficult and disinterested and
.dangerous enterprise of connecting the
whole system. That is' one of the
items that we have to undertake
j Indianapolis. Oct. 3.
LEVI JONES RUNS AMUCK.
The Joplin Globe today prints a
story of Levi Jones of this city as -follows:
Robert Hunt bartender at a saloon
at No. 108 Main street was arrested by
the police last night for assaulting Levi
Jones an Indian.
When the latter refused to loave the
saloon where Hunt works the latter
were caved in
Several of Jones' teeth
his nose was broken ir
two places and it is believe1 he lias a
j slight fracture of the skull. The city
! physician who attended him. said he
was in a dangerous condition.
In the police court Jones was lined
J4 aud costs and the bartender re-
leased. Jones was then committed ts
jail because lie could not pay the fine.
The Indian's condition is not as ser-
ious as was at first believed. It has
not been determined whether he lias a
fracture of the skull. The physician
who attended him says if there is one
it is slight.
From information obtainable con-
cerning the assault it was made as
Jones started to go behind a bar evi-
dently t' attack Hunt. The latter
previously had ordered him to leave
BULL MOOSER SPEAKS.
A fair sized audience greeted Mrs.
Lydia B. Johnson at the auditorium in
he Gunter building yesterday evening
at 5 o'clock. Mrs. JohtiBon was tiere
in the interests or lue national pro-
Kiessive party and
devoted her time
principally to the child labor question.
She read from theip platform a section
which is intended to eradicate the
child labor movement and commented
upon it in a very able manner. She
also took up various other sections of
the platform and commented upon
them. Mrs. Johnson is an able speak-
er and her speech was listened to by
mi ladies of the town.
BIG CABIN ITEMS.
Dr. J. O
were in Vinlta
Ilig Cabin was
Sunday on account
almost deserted I
of nutting parties
to the timber.
Ray Gambill came in on the morn-
ing train from Adair Monday.
Davis brothers and E. E. Bell have
a contract to build a residence for
Ean Gregory in New Ketchum.
W. E. Hell and family spent the
day on Cabin Creek Sunday.
Nearly all the democratic candi-
dates for county offices were in Big
Cabin Saturday night. Judge Davis
delivered an interesting speech.
Elam Gregory from New Ketchum
was In town Monday on business. .
S. J. Stuart hauled a load of build-
ing material for the F. M. Adam
Lumber Co. to Pensacola Monday.
V. IS. Hell loaded one car of hogs
Monday lor the Fred I.. Kelly Co. of
Mr. McFarland drew the sewing
machine at the. Square Deal Mercan-
tile Company's store Saturday.
Mr. J. O. Medearls drew the silver
set at the J. A. Dobkin store this be-
ing second set for her to draw.
II. A. Hell was loading hay Monday.
Mr. W. .1. McClure spent Sunday
with Mr. J T. Hnney. Sunday; report
a nice visit.
Mrs. N. M. Drake west of town was
in town Monday shopping.
Ed Hallett's hay barn burned Mon-
day night. Several head of stock
Charles Buffing was in town on
business from Chelsea Monday.
John Webloy came over from New
Ketchum Tuesday after lumber for
the Adams Lumber yard.
S. .1. Stewart went to Adair Tnes-
Little Eunice Wurenstaff is abl
be up from the runaway accident.
There Is quite a lot of cotton com-
ing to town this week.
T. O. Mndd is on the sick list.
J. W. Elliot from west of town was
I in witli a load of cotton Tuesday.
j W.JE. Hell was in the country Tues-
II. A. Hell received a barrel of fine
'apples from Missouri Wednesday.
Ed Caywood loaded a car ol
I Wednesday from the country.
W. J. UcChire was a Vinita vi
BRYAN NEXT TUESDAY.
J. Bryan Will arrive in Vinlta
next Tuesday at a: 14 and will remain
about one hour ami speak from a plat-
form at the Katy depot. This will be
Mr. Bryan's first speech in Oklahoma.
Democrats and others from all over
Invited to Vinita to hear Col. Bryan
Here's How We Sell Toilet
and olive oil that makes Palmoiive
ishing to the skin.
Kirk's up to 15c Toilet Soap 7c; box of 3 cakes)
25c Sanitol Tooth and Toilet Articles for
25cMennen's Williams' and Colgate's Talcum Powder ....
50c "Family Size" Colgate's Tooth Powder for
25c sin Colgate's Tooth Powder for - --
(Free trial size cake Colgate's Cassimere Boqutt Soap
with All Tooth Powder)
25c Colgate's Famous Ribbon Dental Cream
25c Colgate's Shaving Stick Cream or Powder..
35c Colgate's Toilet Waters (all scents) for.
50c Colgate's Toilet Waters (all scents) for 45c
50c Jar Creme Klcyra (the perfect face cream) for 45c
50c Hlcyra Face Powder (made in Germany) for 45c
We Carry a Large Line of all Standrd Toilet
Articles and Retail Thm at the Lowest
VINITA'S BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
October 24 1912.
Hon. .1. M. Simms Clialrmau and the
Honorable Board of County Com-
missioners Vinlta Oklahoma.
Some days ago 1 visited your county
poor house In the suburbs of Vinlta
and am delighted with the conditions
I found there. While you have few
inmates you give them real home care.
I found that they lived In the house
with Superintendent O'Nell and his
family and .t they ate from the
same table and shared the common
comforts of tbe home. The place was
spotlessly clean and 1 shall be de-
lighted when tho other counties of
Oklahoma give as kind care to their
feeble aged poor or Craig county is
1 should feel that I had defeated
the cause of justtco if I failed to men-
tion the splendid work of Dr. D. B.
Stough. I refer especially to his kind-
ness in removing little Maude Deverr
from a home of poverty where there
were nine little children. This IHtlQ
girl was seriously HI with typhoid
where she endangered the lives of
eight other children in the home. a
home which was not prepared to give
the little one tbe necessary care. I
found that Dr. Stough had removed
this little girl into an isolated build-
ing and provided her with a nurse and
1 i j i L . 11 - M ivt-
uesc u (U"- alm " oeuttu ol luB
' '"" ul i""- 1 lccl v'
pie of Oklahoma and your vicinity
should thank him. lie has undoubted-
ly by this kindness saved the ehild'B
In connection with this report I
woiHd suggest that the good citizens
of Vinlta night bring comfort into
cheerless lives if they would occasion-
ally visit the jails and poor house In
their vicinity bringing books maga-
zines pictures and occasionally somj
delicacy of food.
Thanking your commissioners for
j the good care you are giving the '.:n-
jlor I fortunate under your charge I am
Theodore W. GuHck editor of the
Muskogee Weekly Review was here
today to meet bis wife who is on her
way from St. Louis. Mr. Gullck is an
old newspaper man and is well known
to the newsnaper fraternity. He ?
also one of Muskogee's city commis-
sioners. ft Cake Palmoiive Soap 60c
1 Bottle Palmoiive
Value Bverywhe're $1.10
Our Price 85c
Palmoiive Shampoo is some-
thing new it contains the
same wonderful palm oil
Soap so cleaning and nour-
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