Muskogee Daily Phoenix (Muskogee, Oklahoma), Vol. 10, No. 196, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 10, 1911 Page: 4 of 8
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MUSKOGEE DAILY PHOENIX
D A I I. Y tlfl) W R E K L T
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Studying how to get out of work
need not necessarily be deep think-
The next great movement In this
part of the country will be to the cot-
Democratic candidates for congress
will soon not bo ablo to toll one an-
other what they are talking about.
The mayoress of Ilunnewell, Kan-
sas, says politics Is not a woman's
game. Howovert the politician muy
About the only thing some of the
reformers will be able to pu'. up to
the president hereafter will be a plea
What the "allies" will not do to one
another after this session of oongress
Is over Is not written In the hUtory
of political warfare.
clarcs that the country Is suffering
from a deluge of politicians and
drouth of statesmen. A politician Is
constitutionally destructive rather
than the reverse, for he profits by
catering to prejudices and passions
and these motions are not construc-
tion. The politician rises when
somebody else fulls. He has a ham-
mer but never any nails, except for
the repair of his fences. It Is not his
business to build up.
"The statesman, on the other hand,
Is constructive, for he does not look
to the Immediate effects upon his
personal fortunes of a 'campaign'
ugalnst this or that man, meusure or
Institution. His policies have In
view only the greatest good to the
greatest number, the advancement of
the Interests of the Whole people. It
Is such a policy of which the United
States today stands In imminent
The next report that gets out about
the free-for-all race for oongress in
Oklahoma will be something to the
effect that Alfalfa Hill Is In It,
Perhaps It Is part of the demo-
crutlc program In congress to clip
the wings of the American eagle and
blow up the Statue of Liberty.
The Enid News continues to an-
swer Bryan's questions for presiden-
tial candidates when they themselves
and most other people have forgotten
all about them.
The Chicago Tribune Is getting at
public opinion on tariff matters by
polling the editors of the west, but
the editors, like the farmers, are very
busy Just now.
The first bale of Oklahoma's new
crop of cotton was marketed In Ard-
more for fourteen centi per pound.
This Is a good start for a year of
prosperity for tho furiner.
The question of the hour Is whether
President Taft will take a pot shot at
the demagogues by placing his veto
on several non-descrlpt measures
which have been passed mainly for
the purpose of harassing hlin.
Campbell Russell emerges from his
contest with the democratic machine
in the hands of Alfalfa Bill a little
mussed up but In a humor to put
tacks In the way of the smooth run-
ning rubber tires. Tho Oklahoma
democratic organization is rapidly
eliminating men of Influence with the
masses for the benefit of Its pet poli-
There are more smart men advo-
ntlng propositions that they don't
believe in now In the United States
than ever before In the history of the
republic. What makes It look like a
comic moving picture show Is that
some of tho proposed reforms have
not been given serious thought by the
majority of the people and the poli-
ticians In their efforts to overreach
one another are apparently striving
to see which one can act the most
Discussing tho address of George
W. Perkins before the Michigan Col-
lege of Minea upon the topic:
"Wanted—A Constructive Policy," the
Kansas City Journal commends Mr.
Perkins for an able defense of the su-
premo court, saying in conclusion:
"That tho business Interests ef the
country, at this time par'lcularly,
need construction rather than tearing
down, legitimate protection rather
than incessant harrassing, a friendly
rather than a hostile attitude, will
hardly be denied by thoughtful peo-
ple. They are being menaced In
many sinister ways, not thus far to
the danger stage In the opinion of
the optimistic, but certainly to the
point of solicitude. There are a
great many people who will heartily
•free with Mr. i'erklns when he do-
CO-OPKRATION IN THIS COM-
MUNITY AND IN THK STATU
Enid has Just given an excellent il-
lustration of whut a community of
enterprising and public spirited com-
munity of people can do for them-
selves, even In the face of adverso clr-
oumstsnces, when they all get together
In the common Interest.
Just recovering from the effects of
a ruinous drouth which has set the
farmers back badly In that section of
the state, Enid has perhaps been more
handicapped In her development this
season than any other city In the
state. But she is coming out of It
grandly. Without waiting for the
farmers to recoup the losses which
they suffered early In the season by
late planting following the recent for-
tunate dispensation of abundant rains,
Enid has taken up a project which
had been apparently abandoned some
time azo and It Is now announced
that the money has been raised for
the building of the pucklng house and
that the work of construction will be-
gin In a short time. Inusmuch as this
had been made the leading proposition
of development work In the metropo-
lis of Northwest Oklahoma the Im-
portance of the successful outcome of
the enterprise cannot be well overes-
timated. Sister cities will rejoice and
hope that with tho impetus thus
gained Enid may go forward to the
accomplishment of all her plans for
betterment. So may It be for all the
promising cities of the state. Each
has its advantages of location and lt«
opportunities for continued growth
and prosperity. No state in the Union
nas a greater variety or abundance of
resources awaiting development.
state has a more enterprising and
The people of Oklahoma should
work together for the upbuilding of
the stato as well as their respective
communities. No one city In all this
broad commonwealth can hope
monopolize to any eonslderablo ex-
tent the prosperity which comes of
continuous development of commer-
cial and industrial enterprises on a
magnificent scale. Muskogee claimi
priority of certain advantages which
none can successfully dispute.
As events mature In the develop-
ment of the stute It will be apparent
to the most casual observer that Mus-
kogee has the location which pre-
eminently fits her for becoming the
great wholesale center of the state
and one of the leading manufacturing
Itles of the country. The resources
of this section In timber, mineral and
agricultural products will place Mus-
kogee far In advance of any rival In
this state In all that goes to make a
prosperous metropolis. But Musko-
gee will not have the best of every-
thing. A score or more of cities and
towns In widely scattered sections of
the stato might be named and their
resources described without detriment
to any and with benefit to all. Don't
forget any of the noble little cities of
Oklahoma while they are seeking to
make the best of conditions and striv-
ing through good report and evil to
make for themselves a place In thti
grand young state.
Swanson county Is doad some more.
This Is probably the last killing. Judge
Charles K. Hughes, associate Justice
of the supreme court of the United
States, on Thursday refused the ap-
plication for a writ of error from the
supreme court of Oklahoma to the
supreme court of the United States.
This Is undoubtedly where Swanson
county gets off. Its late officers will
now have to -like Clnclnnatus—re-
turn to the plow.— Lawton News.
This Swanson county case ought to
become a precedent In Oklahoma
ugalnst the creation of new counties.
We should profit by the experience of
some of the older states and not per
mlt the creation of a surplus of coun
ties. Where the counties are large we
have more economical government
than where they are small. Seventy-
five counties can be administered for
one-half the cost of one hundred and
fifty. In the large counties the county
officer* are not overworked, and
every new county created means an
additional burden on the taxpayers.
Besides the big counties with big pop-
ulutiou and big re\euu* can have bet-
A Reply to the Reported
Statement of Chas. Hunter
(From the Dally Oklahoman).
GUTHRIE, Okla., Aug. 8.—C. E.
Hunter, clerk of the federal court,
former Rough Jflder, and personal
frlond of former President Theodori
Roosevelt, Issued a statement Tues-
day in which he emphatically denied
statements attributed to him In a storj
emunatlng from Muskogee which wai
widely published Sunday morning.
According to tho dispatch, Hunter
Was quoted by OM O. J. Phillip* of
Muskogee, as relating a conversation
with Roosevolt concerning the latter*
connection with the steel trust's ab-
sorption of the Tennessee Coal and
Iron company. In this reported Inter-
view, Roosevelt was said to have muda
statements to Hunter which contra-
dicted those he made about the same
olrcumstances In the steel trust Inquiry
Mr. Hunter,s statemett foliowsl
"First—That ex-President Roose-
velt never at any time, or at any
place, discussed the subject referred
to with me, nor did he or I ever men-
tion the subject, hence that part of
the article Is wholly unfounded -and
Second—The writer does not know
Mr. C. J. Phillips, nor have I at any
time or place ever met the gentleman
to my knowledge, much less have 1
talked to him In Oklahoma City, or
elsewhere bb claimed In the article
and I talked to positively deny any
and all of such purported Interview or
Third—The article says that the
story would appear In tho Muskogee
Phoenix of Sunday, August 6, and I
find that the Phoenix did publish It,
but in Tho Oklahoman the man Is G
J. Phillips and In the Phoenix he Is
C. F. Phillips. Now let me say, be ho
Phillips or some other statesman, tho
author of the falsehoods contained In
the article, penned the same, with the
sole Intent of Injuring ex-President
Roosevelt, and to any ordinary mind
the fact of Its emanating In Muskogee
Is self-evident of Its origin and author-
Fourth—I brand the statement con-
tained In said article as unqualified
ter schools, better roadB and better
public Institutions of every character.
There ought to be very little disturb-
ance of existing county lines in Okla-
homa. Ferhaps one or two counties
ought to be divided, but it will be a
great mistake for the people to toler-
ate any tendency toward new coun-
MENACE OF THK SLUMS.
Fortunately for Oklahoma, the
pioneers of this state had the experi-
ence of several generations of Amer-
icans before them In laying the foun-
dations for cities. Therefore, Musko-
gee and other cities of the new state
aro not subject to the strictures of an
Interesting article which recently ap-
peared in the Galveston News, begin-
ning with this observation:
"Thero are some blunders that are
criminal, criminal both because of
their consequences and because It was
the temptation of greed that led to
their commission. The lack of plan,
or the absence of prevision, in the
building of cities is a blunder of that
kind, and one of the most notable of
that kind. In that all American cities,
without exception, have been guilty
of It, and In that It has entailed a train
of consequences whose 111 effects are
felt In almost every relation of life.
Tho original plan of every American
city that has existed long enough and
attained to a sufficient dignity to get
Its name on any map of the whole
country provided for nothing more
than streets and alleys, and some of
them have omitted even a provision
Breathing places were provided for
at an early date In the history of this
:lty and as It has grown Into the pro-
portions of a metropolis, parks and
boulevards have become a conspicu-
ous feature of Its Improvement. In-
deed It requires no prophctlc eye to
arising In Hb environs the outlines
of the "city beautiful" about which so
much has been written within the
past few years but the creation of
which Is attended with great difficul-
ties In the older cities which have
have been built up without regard to
consequences into crowded districts
with narrow streets poverty crowded
Into close quarters has become at
once a spectacle and a menace. What
little tendency there Is in this direc-
tion in Muskoree may be easily cor-
rected at the present time in the lay-
ing out of additions offering special
Inducements to homeseekors, and, if
necessary, by the reservation of ad
dltlonal areas for parks and the wid-
ening of streets near the central por-
tion of the city. The effects of undue
concentration of population
crowded tenement districts are thus
referred to by the News:
"Of oeurse the noisome tenements
and plums are somewhat the product
of people who Inhabit them, but that
Is no valid reason for their existence.
It Is true, also, that the noisome tene-
ments and slums have a cause deeper
and further back than the failure of
men when building to allow enough
room for air and sanitation. Indi-
vidual rtellnquenee and social and po-
litical injustice contribute to their
creation, aud there can be no oflm-
Eilltor Muskogee Phoenix:
Dear Sir—in reply to tho statement
of Captain Charles E. Hunter denying
the Roosevelt Interview 1 desire to
First: That I am very sorry the
Phoenix used Captain Hunter's name,
for If thero is anything that I do not
want to do, it Is to drag any ones
nam# Into publicity without his con-
Second: That eighteen months Is
too long a time to attempt to quote
any one literally And that In my con-
versation with tlie editor of the
Phoenix I did not pretend to do so but
only meant to give what was the spirit
of the story as I remember it.
Third: That there Is no material
difference between the story I relate
to the Phoenix on Wednesday,—with
no thought of Its being published—
and the statements mode to the Stan-
ley commltU i the following Saturday
by the Colonel himself and only a dis-
torted construction by an unscrupul-
ous publication like the "Oklahoman"
would find any, No thought of In-
juring Colonel Roosevelt entered my
mind for I consider him the greatest
Anglo-Saxon of this generation, and
Captain Hunter makes a mistake In
lending himself to the same attitude
of the "Oklahoman" In this matter.
While Colonel Roosevelt cheerfully
admits hlB responsibility In permitting
the Tennessee Coal and Iron deal he
was not culled upon to express beforq
the committee his opinion of the
crowd that In 1907 was pounding
Moore & Schley and compelling them
to seek aid and advice from Morgan
and the United States Steel Co., nnd
suggesting to them a remedy that
they thought would tie the president's
hands against further prosecution In
the courts. It was the private opin-
ion of this bunch that I understood the
Colonel was giving vent to and wheth-
er he did or did not, threaten to "see
them again" he has certainly "seen
them." He saw them when he smash-
ed the Barnes machine In New York
state, perhaps the most potent politi-
cal power the trusts possessed, and he
Is seeing them In Alaska, through his
editorials In the "Outlook."
As to Captain Hunter's denial of
As to Captain Hunter's denial of the
story in toto that is his privilege and I
am very sorry to have been the cause
of dragging his name before the pub-
lic In this way, but the fact remains
that my story to the Phoenix was told
two days before Roosevelt appeared
before the committee and I must h..ve
gotten It somewhere and from some
one who knew what he was talking
about. This matter however will be
taken up with Captain Hunter direct
and not in a public way after writing a
third party whose memory of what
was said I am willing to abide by.
C. J. PHILLIPS.
Nature would cover them with
shells, like nuts, protecting from
moisture, mildew, dirt and insects.
Just so are Uneeda Biscuit protected by
the moisture-proof, dust-proof package.
It keeps them oven-fresh and crisp, retaining
all their flavor and goodness till used.
Think it over and you will always buy
the protected kind.
plete remedy until these fundamental
causes are treated successfully. But
that does not render It any the less
necessary to make war on them. Even
those to whom the slum Is the only
congenial environment ought to have
their dark holes destroyed, and they
should be made to live in the sunlight
and air In the hope that their enforced
sanitation would have its beneficial
Influence on them. Urba.i societies
ought to destroy these noisome tene-
ments and slums because they propa-
gate disease and crime, and because
they generate the spirit of enmity to-
ward orderly society."
WHAT AMERICAN EDITORS
Shall the president sign or veto the
wool, cotton, and free list bills?
Today the Tribune publishes the
first Installment of a poll on this ques-
tion taken by telegraph of the press
of every state in the union. The re-
sults will be given from day to day
till complete. The Tribune believes
that will be representative of the sen-
timent of the people, especially as the
great majority of votes are cast by the
editors of newspapers in small cities,
towns, and country districts in which
public opinion Is not difficult to ascer-
tain; Is, In fact, difficult to mistake.
Straw votes taken on other bases
of representation, so many from law-
yers, bo many from business men, so
many from clerks and wage earners,
have been known to go widely astray.
But It Is the editor's business and his
Interest to keep in touch with his con-
stituency and express its wish In the
main. He is an expert in public opin-
ion, and his vote is, therefore,
Besides this, he has the most po-
tent hand In shaping publlo opinion.
What the editor thinks is for that
reason not bare report, but report
touched with prophecy. What the
editors of America think is rather
more than likely to come true.—Chi-
rushing in town and country through-
out this section.
It will be the biggest cotton season
ever seen in this country according to
present prospects. Indications are
that the opening price will be in the
vicinity of 11 cents. The first bale of
course will receive a liberal premium.
There is a large Increase In the acre-
age over last year. The condition of
the cotton in the territory tributary
to Muskogee is perhaps better than
in any similar aera in the United
States. Weather and other conditions
are right this year to make the cot-
ton grower happy.
In the moisture-proof
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
Some Little Bits
A JOLT TO ROMANCE.
"Hubby, you have a lock of my
hair, haven't you?"
"Next my heart."
"See if you can match it in some
puffs when you go down town.'"
Marjorte watched his serious face
and slow moving pen for several min-
utes, growing more restless as she
thought over the matter.
"Grandpa," she said finally, "don't
you write to papa. Let mamma write
"Why?" asked her grandfather.
"Why don't you want me to write to
"Well," Marjorle answered, after a
slight hesitation, "you always tell him
about God, and It's me he wants to
hear about."—Llpplncott's Magazine.
Briggs—Have your daughters ac-
complished much In music?
Griggs—Yes, their playing has rid
us of two very undesirable neighbors.
AT ODD MOMENTS.
"Maybelle, are you writing a book
"No; that Is a letter I started to my
fiance In June. I work on It every
once In a while."
"Miss Upperten, are you engaged to
be married to the Duke de Ded-
"No; but here's a photograph of
mine which you may publish, any-
TIMES AYE LI YE IN.
"John, the playground Inspector
Btates that our Johnny doesn't know
how to play rationally."
"Well, get the kid a box of patent
brain food, and don't come to me with
every little trouble."
COTTON SEASON AT HAND.
If people could realise how bene-
ficial to the growing crop is the pres-
ent spell of hot weather probably few-
could find it in their hearts to grumble?
After several heavy rains which have
saturated the ground with moisture
the plant is being forced as If In a hot
bed In Its final stage of development
and beautiful big bolls will be open-
ing In a few days with a wealth of
the fleecy staple seldom or never seen
here before. The first bale Is ex-
pected here within the next two weeks
and.from that time on to the end of
the picking ssasen butlnees will b«
"I guess tha good old days are
"I asked my little niece If she knew
who Cinderella was. She said Cin-
derella was a character In a musical
comedy, but that It wasn't fit for old
people to see."
"AT THE HOP.
"Ever emelled powder, young
man?" demanded the major.
"No," said the cadet, "but I've
tasted It many a time."
And then he Invited another girl to
sit out a dance.
"The course of summer love never
runs smooth." 9
"Say the rest of It."
"When the auto Isn't breaking
down, then It's the hammock."
WHAT PAPA WANTED.
Little Merporle's grandfather, a re-
tired clergyman, was writing to her
father, who wiw a traveling man.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
At the Close of Business, June 7, 1911, ns Rendered to the
Comptroller of the Currency
T.onns and discounts. . $1,351,398.54
U. S. bonds 825,000.00
Cash and Sight Ex*
Capital $ 250,000.00
Surplus and Profits.... 145,595.52
The above statement is correct: L. W. D JNCAN,
F. C. HUBBARD, Chairman of the Board
H. H. OGDEN, President
ASA E. RAMSAY. Vice President
Protection for Diamonds
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