Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 212, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 30, 1911 Page: 1 of 4
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VIMITA BAILY CHIl
VOL XIII. NO. 212.
VlNH'A OKLAHOMA (SATURDAY DECEMBER 30. 1911.
FIVE CENTS PER COPY
Figures for Central Southwestern and
Rocky Mountain States Given Out
By United States Geological Survey
According to Edward W. Pa-ker coal
statistician of the United States Geo-
logical Survey tue coal-mining returns
for 1911 Indicate that the output of the
year wrs no more and possibly less
than that of 1910 in spite of the fact
that most of the mines in the Mis-
sissippi Valley and the southwestern
states were closed down for practical
ly six months during 1910.
The general feeling throughout this
region in i all was ihat business was
exceptiona y bod. Some idea of the
conditions niayvbe obtained from the
statement that Illinois alone is cap-
able of producing with her present
development and equipment Vis much
coal as is now produced in the entire
interior region including Illinois In-
diana western Kentucky Iowa Kan-
sas Missouri Arkansas Oklahoma and
Texas. In other words Illinois With-
out opening another mine can produce
fully 100000000 tons of coal. The
market ior Illinois coal can not absorb
more than 50000000 tons and' in 1910
the year of the strike Illinois alone
produced 46000000 tons. The effect
of these conditions is shown in the
lower prices in 1911 compared with
J 910. It is estimated that the price
of Illinois coal was 3 cents a ton less
ia 1911 than in the previous year. In
Indiana the price was 5 cents less and
in the southwestern district it was
from 10 to 12 cent3 less. It Is claimed
that the cost of mining has been in-
creased in all portions of the region.
Competition With Fuel Oil and Gas.
In the northern coal field of Michi-
gan conditions in 1911 were about the
same as in 1910 and the production
will not show much change when com-
pared with the output of the preceding
In owa.iu addition to the general
depression in the manufacturing in-
dustries the dry weather during the
year occasioned the closing of many
tile-Durnlng kilns which reduced the
demand for coal from that source. The
railroad companies also reduced their
requirements. The car and labor sup-
ply in Iowa as in other sections of the
region was entirely adequate. In
Kansas Arkansas and Oklahoma com-
petition with fuel oil and with gas
continues to be a controlling factor
and the competition of coals from Col-
orado Alabama Kentucky and Illinois
was stronger in 1911 than in 1910. The
markets for Arkansas and Oklahoma
coal have narrowed down to points so
close to the producing regions that the
freight rates from the mines in other
states make up for the cheaper cost
of mining in those states. An amelio-
rating factor so far as Arkansas is
concerned is that the Arkansas somke-
less coal is beginning to expand its
market for domestic trade and in the
northern markets- the public is gradu-
ally beginning to realize that the south-
western states produce a high-carbon
smokeless coal ranking (especially for
domestic use) in grade and quality
with that produced in West Virginia.
Because of this expansion in the trade
for Araknsas scmokeless coal the out-
put of the state increased in 1911 about
10 per cent ocer 1910. The operators
in Arkansas and Oklahoma make vig-
orous complaint against the high min-
ing rates which they are compelled to
pay. It is claimed that the high cost
of mining has so restricted the produc-
tion that the working time has been re-
duced to about 50 per cent of the pos-
sible working days during the year
and that the miners are no better off
so far as annual wages are concerned.
Not the least difficulty with which
the operators in Arkansas and Okla-
homa have to contend is the persist-
ency of the miners in shooting the coal
from the solid. This practice it is
A New Lady's Patent . . -"
Leather Button Boot
Turn Sole Modified Stage Toe.
I Jackson Day at Tulsa.
I Tulsa Okla. Dec. SO. Extensive
plans are being made for the Jackson
'Day banquet to be held in Tulsa Satur-
'day December 30at at which Champ
Clark speaker oi the house and pres-
idential aspirant will be the principal
(speaker. The entertainment conimit-
I tee consif ta of 75 democrats and 13
Tulsa Okla. Dec. 30. With more
than 3000 birds on exhibition repre-
senting the prize winners of a dozen
states the third annual show of the
Eastern Oklahoma Poultry Asociation
will open Monday January 1st in
Tulsa for a six days' exhibition. Poul-
try enthusiasts from Oklahoma Mis-
souri Texas Arkansas Kansas and
other states already have more than
1500 birds stationed in the exhibition
building on Main street and entries
have been made by hundreds of other
poultry raisers and breeders from
these states and even from Tennessee
Illinois Ohio Indiana and oiher states.
It is the plan to greatly increase the
attendance given at former poultry
shows in this city and create a greater
interest among farmers and others
now engaged in chicken raising and to
this end free admission tickets have
been mailed to every farmer and poul
try raiser in this section of the state.
President Joel G. Smith' of the East
em Oklahoma Poultry Association
stated this morning that the arrival of
at least 1200 to 1600 additional birds
is expected between now and Monday.
claimed has increased the proportion
of low-grade slack coal from 20 per
cent (formerly a large percentage) to
40 per cent which is now the mini-
kmum. Shooting from the solid not
only reduces the percentage of salable
coal but by increasing the quality of
fine coal and dust increases the lia-
bility to explosions.
Decreased Production in Rocky Moun-
tain Region. ""
The production of coai in most of the
Rocky Mountain states decreased in
1911 about 10 per cent compared with
1910. The reduction was. due primar-
ily first to an unusually mild winter
in 1910-11; second drought in the ag-
ricultural states west of Mississippi
river which caused large reduction in
the demand for domestic purposes in
South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Tex-
as and Colorado; third a decreased
consumption of coal in locomotives on
account of the reduced traffic on prac-
tically all the western railroads; and
fourth the resumption of coal-mining
operations in the central and south-
western states which had been sus-
pended during the strike of 1910. This
strike in the middle west had created
an abnormal demand upon the coal
mines of the Rocky Mountain states
particularly in Colorado and New Mex-
ico. The car supply was satisfactory
throughout the year as was also the
labor situation except in the district
north of Denver in Boulder county
where a strike has been in progress
since April 1 1910. The mines of this
district are being operated with non-
Improved Mining Methods.
In striking contrast to the repre-
hensible practice of shooting coal from
the solid as exemplified particularly in
Arkansas and Oklahoma are the im-
provements in mining methods which
have been put into effect in some of
the Rocky Mountain states especially
in New Mexico.
On the Pacific coast conditions were
not materially different in 1911 from
what they were in 1910. The produc-
tion of oil in California continued to
be the dominating factor and probably
will remain so for some years to come.
The enormous production of this cheap
and desirable fuel will probabily have
the effect of retarding the development
of the Alaskan coal fields as well as of
other 9elds ;.lmg the Pacific coast.
Viuita will have as her guest of
honor this evening Champ Clark of
Missouri speaker of the house of rep-
resentatives and candidate for the dem-
ocratic nomination for president.
The speaker of the house of repre-
sentatives may be if he chooses the
third most powerful individual in the
world. The Pope is perhaps the most
important individual on earth the pres-
ident of the United States is undoubt-
edly the second in importance and the
speaker of the house may be and some
speakers have been next in power to
the president. This power is granted
the speaker for a short period only
two years: for the people are jealous of
granting long leases of power. It is
so great that many speakers have
found the weapon heavier than they
cared to lift. Others like the late
Thomas B. Reed of Maine grasp it
boldly and wield it fearfully.
But the speaker always and inevita-
bly aspires to become the second per-
sonage in the world and the first on
the American continent; that is to say
practically all speakers are candidates
for the presidency. But history shows
that about the only chance the speaker
has of becoming president is for the
president vice president andall mem-
bers of the cabinet to die when the
speaker would be next in line of suces-
sion. This obsession that a speaker may
be president makes one of the most
curious studies in political history. It
has been proved something like fifty
times that the speaker no matter how
splendid his abilities how tremendous
his hold upon the popular imagination
as in the cate of Henry Clay and
James G. Blaine no matter how fitted
to be president as Samuel J. Randall
and many speakers have beeh a speak-
er no matter how enthusiastically
nominated and supported cannot be
Speaker Says All the Politicians Can-
not Keep Tariff Out of Next
Musokgee Okla. Dec. 29. Four
thousand enthusiastic Oklahomans
many of them ex-M!ssourIans tonight
heard Champ Clark speaker of the
lower house of congress outline the
issues of the next national campaign
as he sees them. Mr. Clark devoted
himself entirely to politics. He says
that all the politicians between the
oceans could not put the tariff out of
the way as the big issue in the national
election in 1912 and that the only dan-
ger before the democrats is overcon-
fldence an entirely new element in
Mr. Clark was introduced by Justice
R. L. Williams of the Oklahoma su-
preme court. Justice WHUams organ-
ized the first Champ Clark club in the
state. He insisted tonight that Okla-
homa scheduled to hold the first state
cpnvention to elect delegates to the
national convention of any of the states
in the union should be for Champ
Clark for president and have no second
choice. The reception given the dis
tinguished Missourian here showed
that there ia a tremendous Clark sen-
timent that can be easily cystallized
if the time becomes propitious.
Mr. Clark attributes the present dis-
ruption in the republican party to fail-
ure to keep party pledges made in the
last campaign and said that "William
Howard Taft is the last of the line of
standpatters who will ever occupy the
His claim for democratic support
was based solely on the record of dem-
ocrats made in congress since they
came into power in the lower house.
He said that for fifteen years the dem-
ocrats had been in the habit of defeat;
that the first time they ever lined up
full strength and gained a victory was
when the old house rules were broken
and from that day the democratic
habit of defeat in congress had been
change;!; to a plan of victory.-
There w'as a large crowd at the
Grand last night to see 'Vitt and!!
Jeff." The show was all it '-aimed t'J
be and "Mutt and Jeff" v s3 a laugh j
from start to finish. T'..a musical !
numbers were especially good a.ViO.
were well rendered. '
elected president. There is but one
exceptiou to this extraordinary course
of events. James K. Polk was speaker
for a single term and president for one
term. Me was inconspicuous as speak-
er and not remarkable as president.
It is hard to nominate a speaker for the
presidency and it seems impossible to
elect him. The great speakers the
men who have bad the shouts and the
adoration of the people always fall
short by a few votes In the electoral
But there are perhaps a majority of
Oklahoma democrats who want to
make an exception of this old rule by
nominating and electing Speaker
Champ Clark to the presidency next
The salary of the speaker Is twelve
thousand dollars a year and ha has
luxurious quarters at the capitol orna-
mented with portraits of all his pre-
decessors. As the office is a trying
one the speaker needs rooms for reRt
and refreshment. During the term of
Speaker Henderson who preceded
Speaker Cannon a splendid outfit of
china glass silver and linen was pro-
vided for him; so that instead of going
to the restaurant in the basement of
the capitol for his meals he could have
them served in the splendid room ap-
propriated to the speaker and enter-
tain any number of persons there. As
Speaker Henderson was of the Scottish
blood he had specially made china
decorated with a thistle.
When Uncle Joe Cannon came into
office he had the whole outfit packed
up and put away and took his milk
punches in very democratic fashion
among the other members in the house
restaurant. The present speaker had
these things brought out and burbished
up and is using them again.
I i ill
Ladies for your
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Tom Latta Again an Editor.
Tulsa Okla. Dec. 30 Thomas A.
Latta formerly editor of the Tulsa
Daily World and perhaps the most
forceful editorial writer in Oklahoma
has accepted the editorship of the Oil
and Gas Journal recently removed
from St. Ixnils to Tulsa. The change
has caused more comment than any
other newspaper change that has tnkeu
place in Oklahoma since statehood.
Big Tulsa Real Estate Deal.
Tulsa Okla. Dec. 3D. The most
significant real estate deal consumated
In Oklahoma during the past year and
one which shows the continued en-
hancement in value and increasing de-
mand for Oklahoma property was that
closed today for a fifty foot lot on
South Boston Avenue in Tulsa. A.
Miller Hanimett an oil operator paid
P. C. Giddings a pioneer Tulsan $25-
000 for the lot an average of $500 a
front foot. On this transaction Gid-
dings cleared $15000 m a $10000 in-
vestment in eighteen months 100 per
cent a year. Glddli.ys purchased the
property a year and a half ago from
Charles Page millionaire founder of
Sand Springs industrial home and or
phanage. Mr. Page also cleared 100
per cent having paid Dr. Kennedy of
this city $5000 for the property eigh
teen months before he sold ft. The
property w ill be improved at once.
Will Fight at Fort Smith.
Tulsa Okla. Dec. 30. The eyes of
the sporting world are centered on the
coming fight between Tip Gross sen-
sational lightweight boxer and Bat-
tling Nelson scheduled to be pulled off
at Fort Smith Ark. January 9th. The
fight was set for December 2Cth but
the date had to be changed.
First Christian Church.
Bible school 9:45 a. m.
Preaching 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. in.
Junior C. E. 2:30 p. m.
Senior C. E. C:30 p. ni.
Prayer meeting and choir practice
Teacher training class Friday night.
We invite you to worship with ua.
JAS. M. MILLER Minister.
Do you want
We bought the entire line of sample
Raincoats from a St. Louis traveling
man who ended his season's trip at
IIIIIU. CI u
Discount of 25 Per Cent or 1-4 Off
.MEN'S AND WOMEN'S
at all prices from $5.00 to $18.00 a saving
of one-fifth on each garment.
Girls Rubber Raincapcs
Priced at $1.69 $2.48 and $3.00
unrestricted choice of
ViNITA'S BIG DEPARTMENT STORE
GARTER BILL HAS
House Indian Committee Recommends
Land Measure for Passage Op-
position is Slight.
Washington D. C Dec. 29. When
the house committee on Indian affairs
held a special meeting Friday Repre
sentative Cartel's bill providing for
the sale of the surface of the Choctaw
and Chickasaw coal and asphalt lands
was indorsed and it was decided to re-
port the measure with the recommend-
ation that it be passed whfeti congress
convenes next week.
Two small amendments were made
one providing that the lands shall be
sold at their appraised value six
months after the passage of the blil
and the other giving the McAlester
Country club the right to purchase
land now used by it.
Representatives Campbell and Jack!
son of Kansas both reserved the rigbii
to oppose the measure when it is takeri
up on the floor of the house but non
withstanding any attack that may btl
made upon it. the bill will pass it in i
expected and soon will be sent to thn
senate.'" The senate committee on In-'
dian affairs is scheduled to act on the
Owen measure similar to the Carter
bill after congress reconvenes. The
Carter bill i passed by the house at
an early date Xuay be acted upon in-
stead of tho Owen measure. The
Choctaw and Chikasaw officials who
have been in Washington fighting the
sale of the surface without tho min-
eral rights have been promised a hear-
ing before the senate committee but
despite their opposition. Senator
Owen Is determined to gain action
looking toward the sale of the surface.
W. B. Raines and . family left last
evening for Oklahoaua City to remain.
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Marrs, D. M. Vinita Daily Chieftain. (Vinita, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 212, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 30, 1911, newspaper, December 30, 1911; Vinita, Okla.. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc773838/m1/1/: accessed September 26, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.