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TILE LEADER, ODTIIRTE, OKLA., TiTUnSDAY, DEORaiBKR 31, 1908.
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BY LESLIE Q. NIBLACK.
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GOOD DYJ HAIL NEW YEAHI
Time has no opportunity to cease Its
tfuiles, hence wo must bid a year faro
pell 'nd web omo the coming child of
the departing master.
Vho Leader has cause to fool happy
iV'-r the year past; uot alon tor the
Kreat appreciation of Its efforts and
the. splendid 'business given It, but be
cause tho city In whloli it is Issued has
niado such v underfill advancement In n
year w-j entered with for.&odlngs and
doubt. Tho panic wo st-irtod wi;h was
lost eomewhoro on -tho turn nnd no
year la a. decade has teen more pro
lific ot advancement ami good fueling
thnn has this of 19PS.
Truly, too, can wo toy tho snniu "f
tlio great ocmmonwor-ltli bo recently
boru to tho sisterhood. Oklahoma has
bridged til chasms nail rushed ac-pss
iho ..roifa of progress with n dotal i ta
ction to bo nt the head of tho class.
J,!8fc not to the carpor nor Uioso who
slmer nt the coibig wind of smno one
disappointment; but, bunded us a idly
of owstors In a statu of pushers, ovory
resilient or (he Jfj- .md every msI
dent of (he state ans lint Ui keop
abreast of the column Tiuirchlug toward
'ho rising sun of i-rosrosH, prosperltj
nnd happiness, and our dosidoratums
will . r,i a truly ns the fruit gr ws
lurci. Hh on tlti' healthy, well-cared fur
tro in tho mcliard of plenty.
Tomorrow toko our place at the
1kj1- for tho .uinunl toco. We wlli ni
ter ithls now oar flushed with Vuowl
vdgo wo woro surccssful, oven undot
tho illftlctiMIcs of -th-i year closing.
Then wo-weio bo nowr doings woro
watched Vlth curiosity. We clinnijod,
urloBlty to oinnzomont; then to nd;
miration, nml'aro now closing with ihc
(jibternood r commonwealths -.leiiniiul
ing of their officials that many, of our
laws bo madi- laws also for them, und
tl). jcung state of tlio sisterhood Is
hc-rnlded not as an cxporlnipntnl eon
lncntallst but ns one doallttg woll nnd
fairly to all.
Anot vr year dawiiB and taker opjior
tunltlns c-.iuo with It. U Is apparent
ly not necessary for an Oklahoma
ntnvspapor to remind Us readers we
must keop our shoulders to tho whools.
It Is the fashion In -this state and the
speed with wltch wo h.ivo galnod on
older communities is due to our ovor
lastingly showing tho advantages wc
are blest with.
"We can do no m.ro than repeat oni
advantage will bring wealth to 'the In
vestor, and ask each to got ono Invo
tlgator to Oklahoma where opportunl
tios exist nnd whoi'- equal opportunlt;
is given unto nil men.
Then good bye, doar cJd 19Qi.
lint good day opportunity-bringing
HENRY STARR CASE.
The -various Horns about Hour)
Sta.-r ngreolng to surrender on a pledge,
from Governor Haskell that Stnrr be
pardoned, shows the rot used without
investigation. Mr. Starr Is not in high
favor at Hi. state flwuse .and ho- will,
if be siirreudors, got the name sort of
a i Hp tnrough the courts as criminal
should get. Governor Haskoll wtill
und rsiands and appreciates that
ui3!i accustd of grave offanqo in fin
:Iut st.nciliould pghon to the con
nl ute-d auAifritloB for trial. Tlioro U
neittilng In lU rocords cf our nolgh
bor to the norta to indlcato a man can
not lie given u fair trinl; In fact II
nltlclifni be In ordor. tho Jurlee and
count, of Kansas, if mtnderlng from
exnrt Justlco. orr on tho sldo or mercy
That, howover, la proper If tlioro be
The -.utlawa will tlnd In the chlor
xocutltv a man who will glvo tlioiu a
fair ulal and ceo that it Is given, no
matter what tho enormity of the of
fcise chargoel. Hut Charles N. llasUoll
will never allow Okla'ttonm to b con
Rtdored a (eiico for tho lawless oi
luiiise of retuge for Usu who e miult
rimo in other statos that Is, o!
course. If Jrhavo Ikvr nnd at 'tnli
lninuular time ho is astrldo tho stooa
of mithorlty. as many lawbreakers
Higher up In idief clrclei tfuin ntprt
tiyglar have aseirnalnoel to teir dht
Jf tlio lawles Flmaglno a wave ot
indignation Is.-not sy'fi.oplug UiiadMat
n nocouut'of lack of puiiisliWutFiihej
hey are sitting on a volcano Okla
lioma is not going into o big a whole
vae iMnl90 , Jiifslnow vo mmh tk
i iiiujim Cttnnulcn 4o euforro law anil
Ml" "l "Oovwr.irunil ,nolij ,
n at t, i has bepn accused ot many ' to help mo, and hope had (led. wlUn
1 1 .in. . it wtte- nf jjfcHilo for blm to , my foltsbamTgot Dr. IfTng's New Dis
I aw -emitted at the ttmo of commU I covery." says Mrs. A. C. Williams, of
tt.)D but ho will aoertaiu thero IU I llae, Ky. "The first elose helped me
no one in iho oair of tnte who i go i and lniprovotnont kept on until I had
!ng to make Oklnhomans afraid by . gulnod 68 pounds lu walght and my
sin of thair neighbors. U Starr l health was fully restored." This medl-inno'-ont
lie lmo4fear nc-tuan; if guilty clno holds tho world's hoallng record
lie taould suffer therefor.
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Tho Lord mado Oklahoma good and
' ail wo liuvt- jo do Is -to sh w wo l.no
bow to handle the prorn"t'.
,. - tAv r - -i'.w ,nnvriiMM
- ' ' .l-t' Sl-i I
Tlie decision, right or wrong, ot the
court at Washington, assessing fines
and Jail sentences ogalust tho three
labor leadors has aroused interest
throughout tho civilize! world. As a
matter ot factthern was little surprise
On tho part of tho men sentenced. The
Issue was fairly drawn and according
to interpretation of tho stntuto the
decision had to rest. No one knew
bettor th.tn Samuel Gompcrs what one
Ido.i was; no one know hotter tlmr.
Gompora what Is the contention of nil
Mut whatever may bo ono's view
point, yon can not add to or subtract.
from tho fact that Mr. Gompora Is i
martyr. Ko ins had his chance foi
pence from his opponents, but relused
nil jf thorn. As tho leader of tho gtoat
est organized Industrial army tin
world las yot known, ho undertook U
mko his following Into tho milks ol
tho great hosts led by William Jonnliigr
Hrynn. lie woll know Hint Mr. Uryan
Is a bitter foe to nrbitrniy rullnj, ol
.my offlclil body nnd because cf that
and the industrial Mndltlon of th(
country Mr. Oompors mmlo un unHin
cossful effort to make his followers sec
the Hunt. Ko matter who stood loyal
and whs deserted, history must say
that Samuel W. Oompors litis novo
fallon with ills back to any foe. He
made n gigantic fnllttro in ins offorl
but lip mourned tho responsibility r.nd
wont to Donver to tho national con
vcntlcn of his body nnd was sustained
In bis ncltoiiH.
Aside from Pennsylvania, Indiana.
Ohio .ind, possibly, hiwn, labor voted
for Mr. Tatt. Tho Industrial states
proved that, bocnus iwhero ttio rura
voto was nlono It ndvnncod tlio cause
ot Democracy, while districts with
s-klllod lalior votes woro overwhelming
ly for Mr. Tatt. Much of this, it 1e
confessed, was due to tho coerch- n ol
owners, but whn tlio loader wont so
valiantly to the front tlioro Wis cause
for tho rank and flic to stand in line
They railed Mr. Compere!
Now. after deserting Mr. Comport
and tho party whldh offored bin
bomuthlng of vnluo nnd net dv'rltnent
al to other avocations, these nmo mon
who forsook lioth pany and loader,
ask a tirade against the courts.
Uibor never gets more than Its share
of what is goad for man, and Its cause
if promulgated properly, grows apace
Hut if the growth has not taught the
ngttntors they have erred by ovor-ln
dulglng their talking proclivities nt the
oxpense cf their voting Intelligence,
thou indeed la tho causo futile.
Tomorrow Is 1909.
Piith for Guthrlo.
Gcodbyo good old 190S.
Let us mako opportunities.
Groat yoar for everybody In Okie
Next wook Iho logtolaturo will be
Did protty woll last yoar, all things
Lot iib hit the Now Yoar twek golnt
so Uat folks will bo afraid to stop us.
Xew Yoar In which to ni.iko a groat
The Loader close) a yoar at peace
with all men.
Perhaps our neighbors uro as anxious
to bocat Guthrlo as our own citizens,
but wo should take tho load.
It begins to look-ins If iMtv Qhurlo
I'otrovischy Tail Is going to hit squalls
in Ills senatorial sell dner. .The mnn
Durum ban ;formod an alliance With
Fjorakor and KoHor aud sboms tri)e
enjoying himself. After the Ohio legis
lators havo taken ian Invont ryZoi
Patlior StiKon's millions, thoy 3l
inuui-exi iu tuuui Buuivuouy seuaioi'
harked For Death.
"Thrco. joars ago 1 was marked!
aeain. a gravo-yara cougu was tdar
'iIdb my lnug8-to'M4o3.'' Doctors failed
I (or coughs mid colds and lung and
throat dlseasos. It prevents puou
monln. Sold undor guaranteo at nil
' druggists. COc and $1-00. Trial bottle
O WHAT EDITORS ARE CAVING O
00000 0 005 0POOROO
.l!ltlo work, n. little sweating, a few
brief, flyitig yoaiM; a little Joy, a little
fretting, somo smiles then some tarsj
a Utile rosting in tlio shadow, a fWltg
clo t itho height, n futllo senrclil for
EI Dorado, atuMhen wo say Good Sghtv
Some moiling In tho strife nnd cla fcor,
somo years o' doubt nnd debt, June
words we spoko In foolish nngor, hat
wo would, fain frrcot: somo criorv
tvyprd.we JMd uifthliiklng, that mioo n
sndlpcirtMlght; tho banquot, wltgifs
(iilSJgnd drinking and thon wetny
Good Nlglit. S-mo iiuestloiilng of
creedsfftjiU theories, and Judgmc vt of
tJfe'tVjajr.iwhllo God, who novor s v-cps
br wearies. Is watching ovorlfead:
some Jlttlo. laughing and some slghlugM
some sorrow, somo dollght; n IJttlo
music for tho dying, nnd then wef say
Good iN'Ight. Walt Mason In Emporia
Editor Howe, of the Atchison (Kan
sas) Glufao, is n wit. but tils wit never
reached n peak so high as tho follow
ing gospel truth:
"Wilroa Kwnn, a pretty dry g.ods
ilerk In Topokn, and Leon Dotlor, a
piesman on the Capital, were to be
married In March. i.Monday morning
the girl died In a hospital in Kansas
City, thl' Jesuit of a criminal operation,
and tfwt Same evening tho yotmg'hnan
throw himself from the fifth story of
tho Capital building, and mot the death
Doll r was a hard worker, liad no
bad habits, did not drink, and was well
llkod by his rssoclates mid rcgnrdod
ns a promising young man by his em
ployers. Tho girl had been employed
in millinery and dry goods storos In
Topekn for live years, having gone
thcro from Haldwlu, Kan., to seek em
ployment. She was pretty nnd attract
ive, and the -woman with wlv ra she
boarded 'Sod never soon anything im
modest In lior conduct.
Tho man loved the woman. She wub
a detached sort of person, with no
homo In tho town whero she lived, anil
no mother to guard her, though girls
bof-ro this liavo gone wrong who had.
niothors. It wbs an environment in
which all tho bars were down, and thej
mnn was young ana heoitiess, ana mo
girl, llko tho manner o( nil girls In
loverbelleved he woulil not counsel any
wrong, end thought only of pleasing
him.. ,Tho result Is not surprising: The
8iirprl'so Is t'ltt tho world Is so un
charitable that the man and w man
feared It so greatly Unit the young wo
mna went to a strange town, anil suIk
milted Ho n criminal operation, and
faced death, rather than let It know
her shame. Sho didn't know there
were any kind peopled In her -terror of
tho future, sho saw only rcorn and
contotnpt. When it was f unduhu wnq
dying tlio young man was sent tor. jic
stayed with his sweetheart till dentil
came, then telegraphed tho tragic iica
to her mother In Xlaldwln. and return
ed to TopeVa, where lio put an end to
his miserable existence.
They had not wronged others; they
had sinned, tint the blame of the sin
was iiot entirely theirs; tlioro Is n
groutcr blame In 4ho girl's death, and
W falls on cveryono who Is unkind and
sorrnfu! and bitter when a girl's loo
for n. man is greater 'than her utrongth.
Tho rarity of charity is tho real pris
oner at tho bar."
Proper Ha"t Is Called.
Governor lloskolt'a olforts to put a
curb upou county, city school, t wn
sblp, boards that aro inclined to abuse
t ie power they have to 'tax tho people
will be conimondod by tho taxpaycis ot
tlic stnto geiiorally. The governor has
Issued an addreHS to tho different
boards In which bo presents th com
m. n ense vlows that nro edmracter
Istlc of bis administration. The local
boards In Comanche county have been
conservative- in their tax o.UIinateis, but
In somo portions ot tho stato taoy have
jono beyond reason aud tho governor
asks lliom t: call a halt.
State of Ohio, City of Toledo,
Frank J. Cheney makes oatli that lit
is senior partner of tho firm ot F. J
Cheney & Co., doing business In the
City of Toledo, County and State nf -to
said, and that said firm will pay tho
mm of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
for each nnd every case of Catarrji
that cannot bo cured by the use 61
Hall's Catarrh Curo.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to baforo mo and subscribed
In my prosonco, this Cth day ot Dicem
bar. A. D. iSS6.
fSEAL.) A. W. GLEASON.
Hall's Catarrh Curo is taken intern
ally, aud acts directly on tho blood ami
mucous surfucos of tho system. Send
tor testimonials free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Tolodo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 7Gc.
Tako Hall's Family Pills for coustl
O STRANGE BUT TRUE. G
Wo are wlso. Kansas City Slur.
If wo wvrci 111 tho lqglslituro we
would volo for what Coburn wan tod.
Vletor Murdock in Wichita Eagle.
Hare Is a. dlfdcuilty'gmvo.
Which spoils things now and then;
Somo mnn can unit bo happy, save
- When thoy nro Worrying- otbtir men.
Oklahoma's 'state admlnlstratlbu UI
all right, though carrying too much
ballast. Euld News (Rep)
Tho stylos arrange.
Hut apple plo
Sho can not change.
Now York Sun
BEGGS' BLOOD PURIFIER
CURES catarr'i of t!ie stemacli.
I STAU BRIEFS I
AV. K. Myers, 81, dead al Ardmore.
(SI Heno woman opposed to birds on
"a,8-in ,..!,., 'li . r I ,1 I' I
Mrs. .Maryj;,,Wl,ll9 ,ln ,11 H)) would bo well to et.ilikll
Thoniasr ' ,. ,. , lMtiia' relations to and with' her crinV
Mr. nnd Mrs. V. R. Shlnn, Nowklrk.
mourn tho loss of n babo.
Alva maycr Is campaigning (or
horses and flrellghtlng ceiltlpmont.
Etifnulft-Checotah county scat war Is
still iirevontlng either city process
ing. ''Pr-or Creoiqs An unit behlhd deal
for enlarging orphan school ct that
Clco still Insists Falrvlcw is not tho
proper plado for Capital of Jtajor
Humor fbnt Muskogee Joint keepers
would get on water 'wagon is officially
Pottawntomlo county soat contost be
tween Tecumseh and Shnwnco gr.ws
Nat Hayes, 1G, was shot by Vance
Newlaud, 15, at Ardmoro. Pointing
"unleaded" gun at his friend.
Wowokn Democrat unncuncps George
Crump as a candidate for congress in
Third district. He Is big, too.
In spite of tho heroic work done by
tho Midget editor, two onory follows
still peddle boozo nt Kingfisher.
Hobart's marriage license depart
ment ran full tilt between Christmas
and New Year's, issuing four permits
in ono day.
J. F. Swasey, of Miami, run d:.wn by
a Santa Fe onglno while ho was Cross
ing tracks on Main street, Shawnee,
and severely Injured. Will recovor.
Enid women's clubs mot nnd resolut
od tho members of tho school board
who refuse pcrmlsflloit f r the school
anchors to daitco ;i,ro n.lot of old scmbs
nnd hnve no voice In Enid affairs
Rcbolutlou Is bitter but carried almost
niiPr.ovcntlC8, theenew Candy Cold Cure
Tablets, are said' by druggWs to have
four special specific ndvant.nji's over
all other remoilles lor a cold. l''ir.t
Thoy cor.tni.i no O'tl'i'n.'. uoUiiug
harsh or sickening. Second They
glvo almost Instant relief. Third
pleasant to tho taste, llku candy.
Fonrlh A largo box IS Prevontlis
at 25 cents. Also flno for feverish
children. Sold by Wnllace'p drug store.
3 ODD OBSERVATIONS ..O
O & Q O O- 0GSQ0OOOli
l)y tho Fobs Enterprlso wo soo a
great Injustice has boon done Mr. Iafe
Falconer, who lives nine mllos out from
that 'vlllago. Mrr Falconer Is a (aimer
who ralsos pig and alfalfa. Just bo-
foro Christmas Mr. Falconer found tnc
larder down a'HWle ami t-e bank ac
count was se Snug he did not wish ta
draw holes In It. Having thrco pigs
full (our mouths eld, he drove two of
them to Foss. They wore fattened on
alfalfa and fat. .Here Is whore the En
terprise did Lnfe a great Injustice:
It stated ho 'bought "presents (or the
family; groceries, an overcoat for him
self, a cloak (or Martha, and had mouej
euouuh lelt t6 pay tols taxes."
The truth la that ho purchased al.
lie was accredited with, but t ok two
shares o( bank stock, and paid his sub
scription to the Foss Enterprise, in
addition, when ho arlvod home, he ns
cortnlnod the boys had killed tSe other
pig. Thoy. had put away more meat
than was needed for the year, sold sau
sago at tho town near Fews for enough
menoy to get their winter clothes aud
pay tuition to iho Missouri school of
Journalism. Mr. Fnlcener was so woll
ploaiod with tbo thrift of his boys that
ie took the sparerlbs to still another
market and tradesI them for n house
and Vt; tho realty to go to tho girl
who Is wlso enough to marry ono o(
the enterprising sons o( so wlso a
farmer. Howwow lluzzor.
Medicine YhiZ Is Medicine.
"I havo suffered a go-d deal with
malaria nnd stomach complaints, but I
have now found n remedy that keeps
mo woll, ami tbet remedy Is Electric
Bitters; a modicino that Is modloloo
(or stomach and liver troubles, and for
run down conditions," says C.
Klostlor. of Halllday, ..u'k. Electric
J Olttcra purHj and onrlch tho blood.
jt-110 up tho norvos, and Impart vigor
!, wA ouorgy to iho weak, 'our money
will bo refunded if it ralla to no.p you.
50c at all druggists.
' Chairs Am Going Up
IRpland Phillips, In "Success Maga
zine) "Phavo beteii" n tho business." said
thei buyer feirii 'big furnUiir house,
"for thlrt'-l8ht years. I ought to
kiqw BonioiWtis.iibout it, tutdn't 17
"IPVilS leJl.y" a fow plain facts.
Mrli1s chair ou' are sitting in is
m.irkod one' huhtlrej and thirty-livo
dollars.. Ten years .r,go you could
...v. .. & ..... n n'
'f t '.V
t Utm Qvent)lY9- roii'll
id 9-1 r,
.going to docreaso in value la it? io
Wui eitiiuiiy difji')noro vjaoeiMUpace
tlian It noes now. will it 7 Aim inn
scaicer tho wood, tho quicker It will
Increase In value. Isn't that reason
ubloT Well, then answer mo this: as
long ac you and your nelghoors pay
(ho bills; In otoor words, as long as
w fix the prices and the public
stands the-' gr.IT.' why Bbould wo both
er about protecting tho forests? It
may bo near-sighted, 1 daro 6ny it is.
and, as business. It looks ilka a
I cinch.' "
O COMMUNICATIONS. O
Editor leader: Tliero Is now so
much being said nnd written o( the
Lansing prison and treatment of out
r)sHi.rs by the ot(IclKfs,1oY,Viui,e,
lnnl clnss from n somewhat broadelr
standpoint than whether or not It be
piopor'io punish thorn for violation eQ
prison rulos. , However. 1 desire W
preface my romnrks wlUi tho admis
sion t nut not biased 'for or ugalnift
tho Uarnnrd report, not being possoslj
ed.wlth sufficient Information lelatlitg
Dut do wo owo enormous Investigiy
tUn cxiiense as to the convicted crimi
nals when wc scorn unable to stop
wholesale murders and citizens are
afraid to come from their honiM nt
night In more thnn one city ot the
Only a (ew days ago a man was
turned loose by n jury (the charge bt-
; lug murder and uhe one kllleel hot In
the uacKi, the aeieiuiatit 111011 01 seu-
defenso being sustained. A man was
killed In an thor one of tho state's host
cities liy two men. The victim was
shot down as he was getting on or off
a car and nil bullets entered the back
Self-defense and Justifiable homicide!
illowed ue killers go (roe. I
Ono county has newspapers whle'h '
esteem It out of tho ordinary for less
than twenty murder cases to be on tile
deckel at the convening of tie district
court. As no one has n yot been sen
tenced to life ImiirlsoiniioiH 01 to be
legally executed, I' tako It thai theie Is
lack of appreciation of the cno-nilty bf
tho offenses. It Is beyond credence io
usaume each of these men wh have
taken ll(e in te right the victim al
The records for the yexir of 19US III
tho way ot progress of commercial na
ture are such nil can repeat tiem io
vlbl.'ors with pardonahlo pride; our
instl'utlona o( commerce have n vbeon
noticeably checked by tho 1907 pnnle;
thero Is not tho slightest' apprehension
tlioro will bo other than .1 forward
movement. There nro as many people
epposen to lawlessness, proportionate
to nunibirs, In Oklahoma as In any of
tho statcv. lint wo also had that ci
ment wiblth made o( tho od depart
niontal nilaUt railed laws a refuge of
various sections. The long ago' his
tory, especially in tho hoavy timbered
regions or the toot hills, Is i roc id of
blood and outlawr not surpassed by
Italian or Sicilian brigands. ,
1 admit tho Oklahoma criminals
shou'd uot lie treated with the idea of
making them worso; brutality has and
over will m.iko the victim cry out
against those wli" wrong him, and ljo
sullen countenances seen In ninny 111 Is
ons. (attributed to criminal mlcti). Is
more often resontment lu being niado
a show of to visitors, or because somo
drunken guard lias vlolateel tho inlej o(
conduct. I can not believe a wmdun
p;s8csse)d of a modicum of sense would
allow a prisoner to bo kllleel or maimed
If ho knew It. P-trt, to dl&s-'pate. the
doubt or controversy, admit all Mlsi
Hnrnard said of tin- prisoners and their
futuro cure; lot us tirst get through
with about two-score legal exixulions
and sond s mo who arc now in tho
criminal making Industry to the ponl
toiitlarji bcfoie wo undertake) to doe
tor thom from Wat end of tho Hue.
Tho state owes a dobt to oaeh per
son from whom It takos hlii lfbe-ri.
That obligation should bo paid In full
and without stint t reservation.
Tho criminal and his defenders, how
ever, should, before tho NIoblan tears
make rivers, allow law-abiding people
an opportunity to care for orphans and
wrecked adults, caused by the depreda
tions of tne criminals atoresald!
There are women, pr.ud, noble,
bravo and as pure as God's s.inlig'it,
wishinir. slavlnc martyrs for 'the lit
tle pneb left-latherles8 by the lawless!
There are 111011 ruined by tie mute
element, and the rami(lcatijn are be
yond computation or caniprehr-nslon.
1)003 tho stati' of Oklahoma ie'
more to those deprived of onunl chance
with their follow by reason of the,
lawless than to thcto lawjess about
wihoni wo hear a wail?
Organized society was .tabllshod ta
protect the righteous from doers of
evil; tho admission all rr being the
nly excuse for allowing legal ciom'
eucy. Until wo can attain b" high
clvlllratlon and culture which enables
ono to havo a reasonable anioutu of
confidence in his safety lor life and
limb at the hands of his fellows, 1. like
many othors, (eol our duty llos more
In tho supprosslon of crlmo rjon In the
education c( our criminals to tho whim
cf any cult or "advnnceel" thlnkora.
Utithiio, Oklahoma, Doc. 20.
Kinry Walker's Oplnlor.i.
Christmas conies and so does the
"mumblings" of tho cronkor. Tho
latest uro: Ono signing hitnsoK "A
C. It., nnotnor called "A inenibor ol
tho first legislature." a third is. "Win
II. CIKt." All of them dofeuilng iho
federation of commercial clubs and
Its alleged owners tho railroad and
coal operators. And oach. for him
self httB the same old cry. sayoth:
"Froak Legislation!" Uut nono ol
them Is frank or compotont (o point
out Just what is tho roal complaint.
it soemB to bo sutllqientjpf tbo bei
callod iwrltors to allogo nn Imaginary
thing and go on belittling Oklahoma
and attacking her fair namo without
designating the real complaint, or H
0110 exists, suggesting a remedy;
again, that which thoy say I.e so pal
pauly tmtruo 'thoy nro ashamed to
sign their nwiios to (heir nrtlcos.
Mr. Cllft says: "Tho railroads do
not so much fear our corporation com
mission as they clo our shifting., iogls-latiire-!f.,f
' v ''" "' " ' '
""Ah fntorvleWfea "niinuiesi1 of tho
Hi st legislature" says iton the bmi
biibject: "The corporation commis
sion rutts" Into over thing t'aey havo
no biisinebs to 'butt' into, and 'butts
out of the things thoy should 'butt'
Into." Both of theso gentlemen seem
to be well posted regarding the cor
poration commission and tho corpora
tions. Although thoy uro wldQ In
thoir conclusions. Which is right?
Tho "Intprviewod menibei of the
first Mglsl-.ture" will not sit In either
YOU were courteous with gen-j
erous patronage during the old
year and we want fo extend to you .
a hearty bid for your patronage for
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retiring at night?
Hot water h not only enjoyable on such occasions, but
it is beneficial as well. No one should ever retire in a cold
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Hot Water Uottlc may save a sick spell, ami besides the
comfort, is worth twice the cosi. If you have never tried
the Hot Water Dottle do so now and sec how enjoyable it i
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New York Gty. Ask your dealer for ED. PINAUD'S HAIR TONIC
branch of tho second legislature. His
constituents know Vim.
Mr. Cllft seems to be a w-ell posted
railroad man. He says: "Coyntos are
howling In Oklahoma while trains are
whistling in tho" same longltudo iu
Nebraska, Kansas aim Texas."
Then compare this setitenco of Mr.
Cliffs In Uie name article nith the
above: "I-et us ellminato Kansas,
Nonraska a ndToxas methods of tho
views o( any man aud striHe out bold
ly and Independently for tliat policy
that Is worth most to Oklahoma."
Now for the Inconsistency!
Wlion suited to tbolr olforts, those
complaining at Oklahoma's laws nro
eager to muko comparisons with Kan
sas, ivVbraskn and Texas, but wiion
thoy (all faco to faco with tho fact
that Oklahoma's laws ure, in irequont
lnstancos. Identical with thoso of the
status named, thoy say: "Lot us
brush thoeo states and t 'nolr methods
If thoy wore anxious that tlio situ
ation be fairly prosontod, thoy would
havo Bald thai railroads woro com
plaining about nono of thoso Inns In
othor states, or at least thoy do not
threaten to "pull out;" whoroas. In
Oklahoma the oomplMnt is most vin
dictive. Why In Oklahoma If not lu
Texas, N'obrasku and Kansas? Horo
It Is: Oklahoma Is now. For twenty
years ovorythlng of a corporate na
ture hns possessed an unchallenged
ami undisputed sway, 'ogally, or other
wise Slnco statehood thoy havo boon
made to let looso. Reason (or the
proeent coniplalnttj is obvious.
' A wrltor signing himself a KA: O.
IV has the same old complulnt apd
niakos a mlstatemeiit regarding Toxns
alto. As a nmttor of fact the Santa
Fo atJ other trans-continental rull
roads in that stato. havo cnmplottKi
more Improveniontd slnco tho Toxns
law was adopted, nlilch they.r.ro qb
jecting to so stronunusly in' tho Okla
homa constitution, than thoy did tlio
live yeara-piuvlous to tho adoption
of saidt IWj -m -" " "
'Toll 'thd truth,' gontleiii'ftn. Tlfe'Tqlr
and rsiijranablo and reasonable aud
fair. Toll us what your real com
What Is Uie effect of tbo .rpnstant
bombardment in tho daily press nnd
by tho circular letter romps by tho
fodoratlon of commercial clubs? Tho
Wall Street Journal tells' 'it w you.
Hero Is what It says: "The bureau
of state federation of commercial
cluba of Oklahoma presents, bomp in
teresting facts and figures- on- thr
Year to Al
214 W. Okla. -Ave.
- RAS V KODAKS.
Ihc cic ture, safe remedy for Ii,tir
IiuuIjIco. It make? tlic hair Ik au;i.'iil,
heavy and flulfy. ,Usc it ccry day
A and watch your hair improve.
paralysis of railroad development In
thu new state."
And that Is tlio kind o f'educatlon
al campaign' being carried 011 by tho
federation oT commercial clut,8.Thluk
It ovor Mr. lloader!
HKN'HY M. WALKKIt.
The old fashioned way of dosing a
weak stuuach, or stlmulntlng tho
Heart or Kidneys Is all wrong. Dr.
Shoop first pointed out this error. This
Is why his proscription Dr. Shoop's
Hestoratlve Is directed entirely to
Uie causo of these ailments the weak
inside or controlling nerves. It isn't
so difficult, says Dr. Shoop, to streng
then a weak Stomach, Hourt, or Kid
neys, If ono goe at It correctly. Each
Inside organ Oiob Its controlling or In
side nerve. When thoso norvos fall,
then those organs must surely falter.
These vital truths nro leading drug
gists, everywhere to dlspenso and
recommend Dr. Shoop's Itoslorative.
Test It a fow days, and soe1 Improve
ment will promptly nhd surely follow
Sold by Wallace's drug store.
NEGRO ID MONEY Will! Hi
Nncogdoches, Tex.. Dec. 31. Sheriff
Spradloy today arras ted Arthur Horry,.,
a negro, accompanied by his wife nnd
baby, as tho family lo(t a train trom
Shrovoport, the partios having cotno
from Tad, Okla., whore. It la claimed)
perry stole several thousand dollars
last Friday night.
Tho-arrest was niado 011 instructions
(rom 'tho Muskogee Bfcorlff. arid 1J1.20S
was taken (rom tho negro. Ton $100
notes ami 0110 ?50 nolo was (-und on
O AT THE THEATRE. tf
O 1. . ' O
OOOOOQOOO Q.O G O.O O O
That "Tho Isle o( Spieo''ha'U Jost
nono of Its popularity as tho beasons
j roll by Is evidenced by tho largo nu-
ilionco at tne iirooKg iuu mgpt watch
doifiamled oncoro 'after encore- ot tho
favorite numbers and ovory number
was a favorite. The soloists were In
frmj"voloo and ere augmented by n
chorus not often surpassed In a road
company. The glrte wore pretty nnd
aKilo and responded, to the eticourago
inaatUtt -tho applauding audience by
vorklng with heart aud soul.