The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 11, 1903 Page: 1 of 8
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The SOUTHWEST WORLD
GUTHRIE, OKLA., JULY 11, 1903.
We Do Sell Shoes
And we Sell Lots of em too. Because they are right in
every way. The Style, Fit, Material and Price is rij^ht.
Our many customers wil) tell you that they are right.
If you have but Two Dollars to spend for Shoes you will do yourself
an injustice to buy before you have examined our larye assortment.
W. Okla. Ave.
We are not selling Three Dollar Shoes for Two Dollars.
But We Do Sell the Best #2.00 Shoe you can find any-
where. They are sold on a small profit, But that s onr
way. Call and examine our Shoes. It will not cost you any-
thing, and we will treat you nicely.
W. Okla. Ave.
ONE PRICE SHOE DEALER.
What Our Delegate Has
On Statehood Matters.
Recognition of Oklahoma is
the Paramount Idea ol Dele-
B. S. McGuire, of Oklahoma
is at the Midland and says state-
hood in Oklahoma will be the
paramount issue until statehood
shall be achieved, says the Kan-
sas City Journal. He was elected
to congress on a platform that
declared unequivocally for immed-
iate statehood for Oklahoma
alone. The issue was clearly
drawn in the platform. Friends
of Mr. McGuire claim that there
was a sentiment in the party
against any statehood—but this
view has never been taken by
him. There was certainly a con-
siderable element of the party
who favored the single statehood
position of the opposition, and
in this is probably due the small
majority received by the Republi-
"The sentiment of the Repub-
lican central committee," said
Mr. McGuire, "is overwhelming-
ly for statehood along the lines
of the last Republican platform.
It is my desire to have a bill pass
congress that will give Oklahoma
statehood. The bill to be intro-
duced by me will be tramed along
those lines. The committee at its
last meeting discussed plans of
the campaign for statehood to b^
conducted in congress this winter
and decided to leave the calling
of a Republican territorial con-
vention in the premises with the
chairman of the committee with
the stipulation that the conven-
tion is not to be called before
chairman in the
probably be governed by the con-
dition of matters at the opening
"I have great confidence in the
intention of congress to grant the
relief asked by Oklahoma and be-
lieve. that it will be given at the
ensuing session. The merits of
the matter are so obvious and the
demand so unanimous that it will
be difficult for congress to fail of
making the necessary provisions
looking to statehood."
There is one counter proposi-
tion upon which it is expected a
compromise between the single
statehood advocates and the sep-
arate statehood boomers may get
together. That is the admission
of the Creek nation as a part of
Oklahoma. The Creek nation
is urging this movement, and the
advanced condition of allotment
there makes it seem feasible.
Mr. McGuire is avowedly for
statehood on the Enid platform,
but if that shall be shown to be
impossible he might be satisfied
with an amendment to the bill
which*he will introduce provid-
ing for the addition of the Creek
country. It is certain that such a
measure will be presented to con-
"I appreciate the fact," said
Mr. McGuire, "that it will be
necessary to have all the Republi'
cans in congress in congress unit
action of the j ed upon the statehood measure in
premises will order to have it passed. I want
the bill granting statehood to
Oklahoma to be a Republican
measure. This will make con-
ferences and concessions neces-
sary. The demand of Oklahoma
is immediate statehood. It may
be found that more of the terri-
tory than Oklahoma is ready for
statehood and this may be insist-
ed upon to the extent that it will
become a part of the statehood
bill. In any event the new state
is going to be a Republican state.
It will be that with its present
boundaries, and I am convinced
that with the Creek nation added
it will still be Republican by an
"The committee is considering
a proposition of the last meetidg,
to send a delegation of a large
number of men to Washington to
lobby for the statehood bill. It
was suggested that 1,000 men be
sent when the measure is up for
passage. The committee ha* not
decided upon this feature of the
matters, but it is certain that Ok-
lahoma will be represented at
Washington this winter bv a dele
gation of citizens who will be
Mr. McGuire is spending the
summer at work on various mat.
ters pertaining to his office. He
has a district of more than 400,-
000 population, with an area
greater than that of any district
in the United Stales.
The people have interests like
other people and their demands
upon their representative are so
numerous, even in vacation, as to
make a holiday itnpossibile .Ok-
lahoma has been well treated by
the federal government in the
matter of appointment of home
men to the various federal
positions there, and all of this
patronage belongs to the
congressman from that territory.
The meeting of the Republican
committee in Guthrie a week ago
was made the occasion by many
leaders all over the territory to
get together in a mass meeting.
The noticeble feature of the
meeting ol several hundred of the
men was the unanimous sentiment
they expressed for the recent
platform demands and for Mc-
Guire for the senate. They wore
badges inscribed "McGuire and
the platform. The passage of a
statehood bill by a delegate wil!
be his certificate for a seat >n the
United States senate. This is a
foregone conclusion. It was recog-
nized by Mr. Flynn during the
last congress. The people of Ok-
lahoma are desirous of rewarding
their servants to the extent that
there is no doubt about their
sending the delegate who secures
them representation in the sen-
ate there af the representative of
The failure to pass the bill will
be another matter. It may result
in a Democratic victory sn Okla-
homa next time. For the people
there have been promised that
the matter was referred to them
by the senate to show that the
territory was Republican by
electing the Republican nominee.
They will probably feel that their
faith has been misplaced if the
statehood desired and promised
be not delivered.
There is no truth in the report
that bald-headed men scramble
for seats in the front row—at
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Booth, H. A. The Southwest World (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 20, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 11, 1903, newspaper, July 11, 1903; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc89012/m1/1/: accessed May 26, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.