The Chandler News-Publicist (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, June 12, 1914 Page: 4 of 8
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FRIDAY, JUNE 12, IM4.
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es'"* ............... E-t.bn.hed i«tj ^ the que8tion of 8tate indebtedness in Okla-
homa, and announced preliminary figures in ad-
vance of the regular bulletin. The findings of
Mr. Coulter come from the highest possible au-
thority, yet they are almost unbelievable. They
show most convincingly how rapidly a reckless
and incapable lot of public officials can squander
the people’s money. Here are some of the fig-
ures, accurately copied from the official docu-
“In 18915 the total debt of Oklahoma at the
close of the fiscal year, September 150, was $27,-
000, advancing in 1907 (the year of statehood)
to $870,000 and in 1912, $7,245,000.
“The population of the state increased from
•123,000 in 1893 to 1,851,000 in 1912. While this
was a remarkable increase, the indebtedness in-
creased even faster and the per capita debt rose
from $0.06 in 1893 to $3.91 in 1912.
“In comparison with the state of Oklahoma,
we find that, taking the entire debt (less sinking
fund assets) for the 48 states, the per capita
debt according to the latest report is $3.52, or
$0.39 less than the per capita debt for Okla-
homa, and while the per capita debt for the 48
states fell during the period for $5.48 to $3.52,
that for Oklahoma rose from $0.06 to $3.91.”
The democratic machine in Oklahoma should
at once demand that Mr. Coulter be “fired” from
his job, as he is an employee of the national
democratic administration. Probably an easier
way out of the difficulty would be to suppress the
The United States government, through Mr.
89i i John Lee Coulter, special agent of the depart-
I ment of commerce, and a noted expert in the
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY
Entered according to Act of Congress at the Poatofflce at
Chandler, Okla., as Second-Claas mall matter.
ULAM & BOTKIN"."..............Proprietors
P. L. ULAM.......................Manager
L. B. NICHOLS......................Editor
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Last Saturday afternoon a number of Lincoln
county bull mooserk met at the court house in
Chandler for the purpose, presumedly, of ar-
ranging for the placing of a moose county ticket
in the field. We understand that another meet-
ing will be held here tomorrow for the purpose
of selecting candidates for nomination for coun-
ty offices. If this be true the News-Publicist,
as well as all progressive republicans of the
county deplore such action. It can result only
in a victory for the democratic candidates in
November. We cannot bring ourselves to be-
lieve that the leaders of the moose party in Lin-
coln county are sincere. They are old-time poli-
ticians and no one knows better than they what
will be the result. They know, absolutely, that
the mooser hasn’t the shadow of a chance to win
in this county. They know, too, that with their
support the republicans can easily elect every re-
publican candidate. We are not trying to bring
back into the fold of the G. O. P. the ring leaders
of the moose party, they have their own partic-
ular and personal axes to grind, fancied or real
political enemies to punish. And to wreck ven
“ONE GOOD THING AT A TIME.’
The appeal that the candidacy of John Fields
for governor is making to all good citizens who
think clearly is shown in this editorial state-
ment by John Golobie in his Guthrie State Reg-
“It’s a shame that party followers cannot see
one good thing at a time, but simply wholesale
do not Imitate to ditch the party that, in the wluU they want
past, has been the ladder upon which they have
climbed to affluence and prosperity—and the
climbing was easy and pleasant. These men
possess no political conscience and time spent
upon them is wasted. There are, however, many
sincere, honest and loyal progressive republicans
in the county, men who have for years voted
with the republican party. They are Roosevelt
republicans, and these should hesitate before
taking a stand against the only party that is,
or ever will be, capable of returning Roosevelt
to the presidency. Many of these men have al-
ready declined to join hands with the few who
would rule or ruin, and have publically stated
that, after all, their real friends were among
those who have “stayed by the ship.” They have
decided that this is not the time to fight on na-
tional issues. They want to assist in redeeming
Okla and Lincoln county first, 1916 will be time
enough to draw closely the lines on national
questions. The extravagant and corrupt admin-
istration of the state house gang, in which
EIGHT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS bonded in
Here is the one opportunity to beat'"the demo-
crats out of the governorship in John Fields, and
yet he is being objected to by purely blind party
adherents on the ground that the republicans,
in their desperation, begged him to stand for
the nomination, and after much persuasion he
“Yet John Fields, as his reputation is in all
he has done in Oklahoma, fully warrants the
prediction he would be no more the republican
governor of this state than he would be the
democratic, or bull moose, or socialist governor.
John Fields absolutely does not think in terms of
politics, or party machine lines, but in terms of
business and agricultural and commercial de-
velopment of the state. Who ever heard John
Fields talk party politics?
EX-GOVERNOR OSBORN ON ROOSEVELT.
JOHN FIELDS, of Oklahoma City.
For Lieutenant Governor—
EUGENE LAWSON, of Nowata
For Secretary of State—
DR. M. B. PRENTISS, of Bartles-
For State Auditor---
S. A. DAVIS, of Wagoner.
For Attorney General—
W. C. STEVENS, of Lawton
For State Treasurer—
DR. L. MATHIS,, of Fairvlew.
For State Superintendent—
C. G. VAN NEST, of Perry.
For Examiner and Inspector—
JOHN S. WOOFTER, of Sapulpa.
For Chief Mine Inspector—
PAT MALLOY, of Alderson.
For Assistant Mine Inspector—First
JOHN HALE, of Coalgate.
For Assistant Mine Inspector- Sec-
M. J. SMITH, of McAIeater.
For Assistant Mine Inspector—Third
ED. L. STANDIFER, of Miami.
For Labor Commissioner—
C. C. ZIEGLER, of Oklahoma City.
For Commissioner of Charities and
MRS. ALICE A CURTICE, of
For Insurance Commissioner—
FRED B. HOYT, of Chandler
For President Board of Agriculture—
Ii. EMERSON, of Enid.
For Corporation Commissioner—
SHERMAN HILL, of Cherokee.
For Justice Supreme Court—Second
L. S. DOLMAN, of Ardmore.
For Justice Supreme Court—Fourth
A. T. BOYS, of Oklahoma City.
For Justice Supreme Court—Fifth
HENRY J. STURGIS, of Enid
For Clerk of the Supreme Court—
HOMER PURCELL, of Guymon.
For Judge of the Criminal Court of
Appeals Eastern District—
PHILOS JONES, of Wilburton.
For United States Senator—
JOHN H. BITRFORD. of Guthrie.
THE ITALIAN MARINE BAND
Ex-Governor Osborn of Michigan, who has
just made a trip around the world, has been visit-
___ __________________ _ ing Washington. He is one of the governors
debtedness has been heaped upon the tax payers]who asked Mr. Roosevelt to run for the presi-
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of this state, makes it imperative that only a
united effort will lift the burden from our
shoulders and the people are naturally looking
to the republican party for relief, remembering
that when this state was admitted into the union
dency in 1912 and upon the subject he is quoted
by the Washington Star as saying:
"If the republican party can gobble up Col.
Roosevelt or the colonel can gobble up the rephb- j
i lican party, I think the democrats will have a
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we had not one dollar of bonded indebtedness. I hard time in the future. 1 think it time for the
-::- progressives to come into the republican party
Senator Roddie, who wants to represent this
district in congress, addressed a crowd here last
Saturday afternoon. Roddie did not realize that
he was not on the east side so made an east sidi
talk. It fell rather flat. H. H. Smith of Shaw-
nee spoke here some weeks ago and told how
he would, if elected to congress, give the farmer
two-cent money. His tempting bait failed to
land many suckers. Bill Murray may show up
soon and tell us how he has “fought the fight”
for the "deer peepul” in the halls of congress
Charley Barret of Shawnee, whose hat is also
in the congressional ring, will appear here short-
ly and talk sense. Charley has a host of friends
in Lincoln county who would like nothing bet
ter than to help boost him into the national
Senator Vardaman of Mississippi, one of the
best known and one of the leading democrats ol
the south, in a recent speech in the halls of con
gress, characterized President Wilson as a trai
tor to his party, a man of dreams. He also in
fered that Bryan was incompetent and unable t<
cope with the tasks and duties of secretary o)
state. What Vardaman said has been though:
by thousands and thousands of democrats foi
and join hands against the democrats. Person
ally 1 am a great friend of Colonel Roosevelt,
and would like to see him head a combination
of republicans and progressives to meet the
Evidently other republicans and progressives
in Maryland see it in the same light, since an
extraordinary effort is being made there for an
amalgamation of the two parties. At present it
appears that these efforts will not be without
At any rate the two wings of the party in
Maryland have taken stock and have found that
they are not far apart. By the time they are
ready to cast their ballots there may be no dif-
ference at all except in name, and that is easily
remedied.—Oklahoma City Tinas.
USE FOR ALL OF OKLAHOMA.
The Daily Oklahoman has very modestly dc
tided to name the democratic nominee for gov
ernor. It does this little trick by eliminatin)
(editorially) all aspirants except Bob. William.'-'
Of course the steen other candidates will »tan<
The Shawnee News-Herald wants to knov
“who constitutes the democratic machine.'
That’s an easy one. Every state official has ;
little machine all his own. The bone of conten
tion is to get hold of the steering wheel.
No wonder Secretary Bryan, he of the silve
tongue and grape juice, is becoming peeved-
the Mexican fiasco is interfrring with his chai
tauqua dates. Naughty greasers, they shoul
be slapped on the wrist.
Another attempt will be made by the demi
crabs to put local option into operation in Ok!
boma. It will fail. Oklahoma will continue t
remain in the “dry” ranks.
The government is to take a census of all tl
birds in the U. S. Now there’s a chance for ou ■
friend I. W. Cameron to land a good, fat job. on the state indebtedness, namely, $100,000
“In Oklahoma," says the Breeders’ Gazette,
is a John the Baptist crying aloud not exactly
in the wilderness but to people who do not seem
o know just where they are living. ‘If your
and did not produce a 25-bushel corn crop dur-
ng the past five years, plant kafir corn or sorgh-
m,’ he says. ‘Plant betmuda grass; it will stop
lill erosion and make beef, mutton, and horse
lesh at slight cost. Make good the common
ountry school and see that all the funds are
levoted to the school that ought to be so devoted.*
Thus he goes bravely on with sensible preach-
nents, fearless of criticism. Some would not
lare admit that their state had (try spobs and
'ry spells. It is not so as to John Fields. He
elieves that there is profitable use for all of
klahoma, if the right crops ;ind the right meth-
ds are chosen.”
J. PRIKUKY FOR ('< II WTY
TO THE VOTERS OF LINCOLN
I am serving my first term as
Register of Deeds, and am asking re-
election at your hands.
My acquaintance with the people
has made the office pleasant and I
have labored to give you efficient and
Not one dollar has been collected
which has not been turned into the
County Treasurer. I have deposited
in that office $8904.1(4 as filing fees
collected, and hold Treasurer's Re-
1 have carefully compared every
instrument with the record copy
thereof before mailing it back to the
owner, as a safeguard against error.
The last legislature consolidated
the County Clerk’s office with the
Register of Deed's office under the
title of COUNTY CLERK
I ask your careful investigation
and favorable consideration of my
claims for re-el* rtion under the new
title of County B4erk.
If elected I shall conduct the office j
with the utmost car# and economy i
1 have resided here since 1891. ;
S.W. 1-4 Sec. 3 T 15 fi E.
Aly little household Gods are here, j
My friends of these years are here. |
If in the August primary you give (
me the nomination for County Clerk |
I shall regard it as an expression of
confidence which I shall not betray.
When you come this way come in
and sit down and be at home
COLONEL ROOSEVELT'S GOOD ADVICE.
Shortly before he sailed for Spuin to attend
he wedding of his son. Colonel Roosevelt, dis-
ussing his fight against corrupt political condi-
ons in the state of New York, said in a news-
“I believe that all right-minded people ought
v act together, without regnrd to the ordinary
•irty differences, in a determined effort to ac-
implish this task.”
Conditions In Oklahoma are as bad as they are
i New York. In Oklahoma the plundering has
■en so hra-.en that the annual amount of inter-
it on the state’s indebtedness has grown to be
Tactically as much as the constiutional limit
HARMONY IN MARYLAND.
Ilepubticaiis a.id I’ru^'s-sivcs to ;
Combine Against (kimiuon Kneni)
—Don’t Want the State to be Con-
trolled by One Party.
Baltimore. Md., June 9. There if !
a sentiment prevalent in this city and •
also throughout the state that thi j
stand-pat progressives may determine
to go back into the republican party I
in order to prevent Maryland being a I
one-party state. The situation con I
fronting members of the progressive
and republican factions in the state I
appeals strongly'to them They be j
Move that so long as prefe’nt condi- j
tlons obtain the democrats will b(
able to control government in the
state, and the natlou likewise.
NOTICE TO VOTERS.
Secretary of the County Elect lor,
Board II G. Stettmund states that
the onP voters required to registei
thh* summer and fall are resident;
of cities of the first class Chandler
is the only town in the county that
comes within that provision
Ranchers within and adjacent tc
the Sierra nation*) forest, California
have formed i
tion for the pn
They need to i
for farming, a;
ent to prevent
There’s u w
»vention of forest fire;
se fire in clearing lan
id will do it on a com
ir 1th ail members pres
the fires' spread.
Signor Pietro Pontrellit Director
This liand that plays »it our Chautauqua this summer was over the seven day circuit of the Red path-Horner
Clinutauquas, playing in such tow ns ns Kansas city, Chevenne. Wyoming and scores of the larger cities between
the Missouri and the Bookies.
Always it made good and is returning for its third Chautauqua tour through the west
it will play on tin afternoon und evening of the last day
A Chautauqua puts a town np in big
Nearly 3,000 Chautauquas will be
held this summer.
Whenjt gets real hot you will find
the Chautauqua tent as cool a spot as
there is in town, and the program
will prove a delightful form of hot
Nearly 200 cities ou the Redpath-
Horner circuits made Boosters' trips
s-\ last season, advertising the Chautau-
1 qua and the town’s interests in their
: neighboring towns. They said it puid
| from a city as well as Chautauqua
i Harold Morton Kramer, Chautauqua
! lecturer, who will be here tills sum
, mer, is an old newspaper man and was
' a soldier in the Spunish-American wrar.
I He has produced three novels thut
( have hud a large sale and made hun-
dreds of Chautauqua and Lyceum lec
] tures His home Is in Frankfort Ind.
j Artist Fred Craft, who is putting ail
' the pretty und effective art work in the
Chautauqua advertising, is a Kansas
1 City boy, discovered by the Chautan-
1 qua people two years ago. He has
1 W’orked on Kansas City, Denver and
| other metropolitan newspapers und
ranks us one of the best advertising
Illustrators in the country. !!•» Is now
employed by the Redpath people the
year around and is putting beauty and
understanding in Chautauqua and Ly-
MPo. A. C. ZEHNER
Mrs /.ohm ; lb. Herd day Chautauqua lecturer, is a woman of tltt south 1
itorn atm reared on an old southern plantation She was known for years as
n 2rent reform lecturer Now him says she is getting tired of so much reform '
a tit] is sett Mug down und talking '‘plain things in a plain way" She has a
powerful voice and wonderful dramatic ability
Chautauqua Band’s Third Season.
The hand that comes on our Chau- j
tauqua program this summer was over !
the hig Redpath-Horner's seven day i
list last season. playing in one city of I
900.000 and in many cities of from I
3.000 to 30.000. This is its third sea |
sou on the Chautauqua circuit.
Mrs. A. C. Zehner, Chautauqua lec-
turer, who is to l»e here this sum
mer, is n southern woman, born on an
old southern plantation, and she says
for years she "just hated the Yankees.”
Later, however, she married one and
says she has “been happy ever after
ward.” She is a Lyceum and Chau-
tauqua lecturer of wide repute and has
lectured in almost every state and ter
rltory in tbe Union She has made
over 400 Chautauqua addresses and
many more Lyceum lectures.
Unshining Your Suit.
A machine has been constructed to
take tbe shine from well worn suits of
clothes Its action is practically that
of sandpapering tbe glossy elbows of
the coat or the polished knees of tbe
trousers. The cloth Is passed between
sets of rollers which are covered with
sandpaper or some other friction inn
terial, and the surface of the cloth is
picked up. destroying the gloss
Haiwoori Robert Manlove, the man
of many faces and character imper-
sonator extraordinary, comes to tb«
Chautauqua ou the third evening Mar
love has t>«rn iir Chautauqua \^ork for
a number of years and has made good
in a most <Kth ult kind of work. IL
teaches ns t«> know folks letter. Ev« h
on Sunday Mtyilove appears, where in
hapi>eiis to Ik* on Sunday, with a pro
gram that has n splendid Sundae
adaptation, lit*'has met with good si a
whether " e» i. day or SSi.uGa;
OUR OLD HOME SINGERS
Hie fourth day niuaicul attraction of the Chautauqua is one of the twenty
or mote successful musical companies organised tjy Mr Horner to do u ape*
rial kind of work which Ills Chautauqua committees are asking for each year.
Our Old Home Singers Is made up of five nt ,i <»f fine ability, who p ro-
ot ut music every on* ••»< «■*
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Nichols, L. B. The Chandler News-Publicist (Chandler, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 39, Ed. 1 Friday, June 12, 1914, newspaper, June 12, 1914; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc911474/m1/4/: accessed May 21, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.