The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 8, 1900 Page: 1 of 8
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THE SOUTHWEST WORLD
GUTHRIE, OKLA., DEC. 8, 1900.
Indian Territory Included
In the Bill.
Will Cause a Fight.
now constituting' the Indian Ter-
The senate committee on terri-
tory will, it is said, give a hear-
inti on the Fairbanks bill early
tion on the progress of the move-
Thomas A. Holmes,
H. E. Farnswoth,
Oklahoma to be Admitted Now
and the Indian Territory
Later On—Flynn Will
Do His Part.
Senator Fairbanks says that
he believes the bill which he had
introduced in the senate provid-
ing' statehood for Oklahoma
would be passed at this session of
of congress. Mr. Fairbanks said
that he had introduced the bill
because he thought the people
of Oklahoma were entitled to
statehood and because the plat-
form adopted by the Republican
national committee had declared
for statehood for the territories.
The 'general opinion in both
house and senate is that if any
territory is admitted to the union
during- Mr. McKinley's adminis-
tration that territory will be Ok-
lahoma. The action of congress
at the last session in passing a
free homes bill which benefitted
Oklahoma more than any other
section of the country is pointed
to as an indication that congress
is preparing to take the more ad-
vanced step of statehood for that
Delegate Flynn is due in Wash-
ington tomorraw. When he ar-
rives he is expected to start the
light for statehood in the house.
The understanding is that Chair-
man Knox of the house commit-
tee on territories, while opposed
to admittin the other territories
to statehood, will favor Oklaho-
The title of the bill introduced
by Senator Fairbanks is, "To
enable the people of Oklahoma
to form a constitution and state
goyernment, and to be admitted
into the union on an equal foot-
ing- with the original states, and
to make donationsof public lands
to said state."
The idea of Mi* Fairbanks and
other supporters of statehood is
that the new state, when admit-
ted, shall consist of Oklahoma
and, later, Indian Territory. In
accordance with this idea the
fifth section of the bill provides
•'That congress may admit into
the union as part of the proposed
state the inhabitants of that part
of the area of the United States
By virtue of granted authority
a deleg-ate convention of the so-
cialist party of Oklahoma is
hereby called to assemble at 10
o'clock a. m., December 20, 1900,
at Guthrie club parlors, city of
Guthrie, for the consideration of
grave problems now confronting
the party in Oklahoma and
through the nation, and for the
adoption of such measures as
shall seem most likely to advance
the principals of socialism both
here and elsewhere.
The appointment of represen-
tation from each ^county to this
convention based upon two dele-
gates consisting- of the county
chairman and county secretary
and one delegate additional for
each twenty-five votes and major
fraction thereof cast at the last
election, for Edgar T. Tucker,
nominee for delegate to congress,
is as follows:
Dewey 4 3
Total . 77
In each county all socialists
who have severed connections
with other political parties, and
who favor a straight forward
light at the ballot box for social-
ist principals without any trim-
ming, compromise or fusion,
should meet in county conven-
tion on Saturday, December 22,
1900, to select delegates to this
territorial convention and to
elect a county chairman and
county secretary where this has
not been already done.
Unorganized counties should
be represented by volunteers re-
siding- therein, and it is vitally
necessary that every county in
Oklahoma have working social-
ists in this convention.
Comrades Debs, Clemens and
Farmer have been invited to be
present and address the conven-
One Tom Burke, residing in
West Guthrie, imbibed too Ireely
of evil spirits on Thursday last,
and while in this condition pro-
ceeded to rule his household with
an iron hand. The trouble took
place at about 7 o'clock in the
evening. At that hour loud
screams were heard to come
from his home. It did not take
long for the neighbors to congre-
gate in front of his premises, all
eager to learn the cause of the
turbulent condition of the at-
mosphere in Burke's immediate
vicinity. The crowd did not
have long to wait, for the in-
jured wife of the inhuman mons-
ter soon made a rapid exit from
the house and told the waiting
throng what had happened.
She said her husband (God save
the name) had come home in a
bad condition and proceeded to
take-his spite out on'her,knocking
her down and otherwise mistreat-
ing her. A telephone message
was sent into police heacquarters
which was soon responded to by
two officers who took the cring-
ing wretch in hand. It appears
from what the poor woman sa}'s
that this is not the first time he
has been guilty of this inhuman
The Woodmen of the World
have elected their annual officers:
W. R. Welch, Coun. Com.
S. J. Shepherd, A. L.
E. A. Axtel, banker.
J. B. Towers, clerk.
W. Gregory, escort.
John Phillips, sentry.
Dr. Cotteral and R. V. Smith,
J. M. Sturgis, watchman.
~ The Guthrie Camp of the Mod-
ern Woodmen elected their an-
nual officers last Thursday night
F. E. Martin, V. C.
J. S. Sherer, W. A.
Lyman Knighten, E. B.
A. C. Hixon, clerk.
J. S. Sherer was chosen dele-
gate to the state meeting which
will meet in this city in Febru-
ELK'S BIG 1>AKAI)E.
Promises to Eclipse All Previous
The biggest, best and funniest
proposition for Guthrie is the
Elk's Burlesque Circus, to be
given Dec. 12, at Brooks' opera
house, under the auspices of
Guthrie lodge, B. P. O. No. 420.
i The circus will be directed by
Messrs. Haskell and Day, who
carry three carloads of scenery
and proprieties. The proceeds of
the entertainment will go to
charitable purposes. Wednesday
night local Elks held a meeting
at the Guthrie club rooms and
selected committees to direct the
circus. The cast was also se-
lected, but this will not be print-
ed, except on the programmes.
I. B. Levy presded at the meet-
ing and C. G. Hornor was secre-
The following committees
Billingsley and Hornor.
Programme - Spencer, Doug-
las, Behr, Kauffman, Geo. Sen-
delbach and Willis.
Press Agent —Niblack.
Tickets—Levy, Saunders and
key, iVheeler and Geo. Sendle-
The Whist Club was delight-
fully entertained last Thursday
evening by Miss Mary Nicholas
at her home.on East Noble ave.
The following members were in
Misses Lillian Thompson, Zoe
Kimball, Helen Green, Adele
Kesler, Mabel Painter, Ida Nib-
lack, Anna Seeley, Sadie Paine,
Jessie Paine, Lillian Laux, Amy
Messrs. L. G. Niblack, C. C.
Brown, John Rinehart,Frank Mc-
Guire, Chas. Woods, Dr. Duke,
Leon Gilbert, E. T. Shinn, Dr.
Snyder, Dr. Petty, Ira Longa-
ker, Ferd Painter,Chas. Billings-
J. C. Humes was given a ver-
dict of SlOti against the State
Capital. The amount sued for
By reference to the World it
will be seen that our enterprising
merchants are making a bid to
expand the amount of business
coming to Guthrie. It is an en-
terprising move on the part of
The Capital National bank
donated $2o to the Ladies' Benev-
olent association on Thanksgiv-
ing day. It was appreciated by
the good ladies.
Try us on Job Work.
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Booth, H. A. The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 41, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 8, 1900, newspaper, December 8, 1900; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc88882/m1/1/: accessed January 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.