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The Oklahoma Miner)
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY
R. D. ELICINS
It is regretable, but nevertheless a fact, you
can note in our town throughout the state.
young men swell and stylishly dressed and the
'lion' at party's and balls having a beastly of a
time, while on the other hand their poor father's
pantaloons are in such a stage of dipilation the
old man has to stand facing the wind all the
time to keep from catching cold. We certainly
SI 00 1 keneve m tne young having a decent time, but
r-A I Wl1 ' linn u
A GOOD RECORD.
For State Officers : :
Congressman-at-large : :
County Officers : ' : :
I- The business man who refuses to advertise in
$25.00 or subscribe for, his home paper looks like a
15.00 link of Wienerwurst with the meat squeezed out.
10.00 Just let something occur in which he needs the
aid of the paper, and he will be yelping at your
hees like flies after a bull. And we know of a
few of the old purse cramped aligators in Pitts-
i burg county.
Oklahoma is more and more every day prov
ing itself to be the coming state. It is impossi
ble for a man to buy land in any part of Okla
homa and loose mnney. Even the choice local
ities that look expensive today at prices deman
ded for them, will be worth double the money
within a few short years. The climate is unex
celled. There is every variety of soil known to
man. Thrifty outsiders are flocking into our
state in incredible numbers. Our native Okla
homan are sitting guietly down on the shady
side of the house, smoking his pipe and declar
' 'lands are too high," while the follow from the
worn out states and other crowded places are
helping themselves to fat bargains. In a few
years some of these men will be trying to hire
some dusky negro to kick them off of the earth
for being too short sighted to get in the game.
The real estate transfers, as published in
Oklahoma these days, make reading matter
to the business men, and should be considered
by all classes of people. According 'to figures
given in most of them, land values are increas
ing all the time. An investigation of the buy
ers of land in many localities also developes the
fact that many people from the north and east ,
are coming into Oklahoma and buying farm
lands. The $100 per acre in the best parts of
Oklahoma is near at hand, and every man who '
can do so should buy a home while he can. '
Candidates are beginning to make the cross
roads these days, And to our farmer friends,
we would suggest when you sit them them
to dinner with yoj, beware of the one who
picks out the largest bis cuit every time you
pass the plate. Selfishness makes hell a necssi-ty.
Don't care for the styles of summer men's
clothing which are as tight as some people
get on Saturday night. It's those wonderful
loose-fitting rags the man want for themselves,
even if they don't object to hobbles on the fe
males oCthe species.
It can't be denied that the fellow who gets
the most knocks in the world, deserves some of
them, but if he is made of the right stuff he
generally comes out with only a scar or two and
some valuable experiences.
Mr. Carnegie says he regards Senator Smoot
as the wisest man in America. He ought to
have some regard for the man who got seventy
million dollars for organizing the steel trust, but
Mr. Morgan doesen't come in even for favora
Benjamin F. Harrison, Secre
tary of State, and the members
of his office force, are to-day the
proudest people connected with
the State Administration, having
accomplished in a little more
than a year, what seemed to
them an almost superhuman
When Mr. Harrison assumed
charge of the Secretary of State's
office January 9, 1911, the rec
ords of the office were in a hope
lessly mixed condition incident to
the moving of the State Capital
and the lack of office room.
There had been filed during the
first administration 71(50 Corpor
ation instruments, of which only
1444 had been recorded. In ad
dition to this mass of work there
were also inherited a great many
Public Service, Executive and
Miscellaneous instruments still
to be recorded.
The Corporation instruments
have now reached the dumber of
10,264, of which 8820, approxi
mately 22,203 pages, have been
recorded during the short time
of this administration, besides
about 3,600 pages of Miscellan
eous instruments, which is double
the amount of Miscellaneous
matter recorded during the whole
of the first administration.
The work has now been
brought entirely up to date: and
the State Records are in such or
der that any informatitn apper
taining to them can be given
UNIVERSITY OPEN YEAR
In order that teachers and
others not having the opportuni
ty to attend the state University
during the winter term may re
ceive the benefits of Oklahoma's
leading educational institution
the school will be continued
throughout the summer months.
The summer at the University
will not be in the nature of the
short teacher's course given at
so many schools during the hot
months but will will be concuted
by the regular faculty of the col
lege of Arts and Sciences and
will include many of the cources
given during the winter term.
.he great activity in railroad building re
ported from many sections of the state proves
that the people of Oklahoma are waking up to
the necessity for 1 etter roads. The movement
is not confined to any one section, but is becom
ing general. It is a step in the right direction
one long neglected, but at last assuming defi
Mr. Bryan refused to announce any prefer
ence between Wilson and Clark, and the, Clark
victory in Nebraska shows that the progressives
greatly outnumber the reactionaries.
Marriage Does Removs Re
strictions. A decission in the Supreme
Court of the state just announ
ced received by the Union Agen
cy at Muskogee and maintains
that marriage of any C ee freed
man minor does not remove the
restrictions imposed by the acts
of Congress and the treaty pro
hibiting the sale of his allot
ment during minority.
In addressing a Texas audience
Senstor Bailey entered several
objections to Woodrow Wilson as
a Democratic crndidate. One
was Wilson's advocacy of free
raw materials. As a member of
the historical free-trade party
the senator, is getting out of
alignmerit himself. But it may
be that he is not disposed to take1
A hard fight is on in respect to
the Indian Appropriation Bill.
The Oklahoma delegation is try
ing to adopt a policy that will
wind up Indian Affairs in Okla- j Democratic planks seriously. '
noma and permit tne Depart- Globe Democrat.
ment or Interior finally to with-
The political pot which has been simmering
for several weeks is again approaching the boil
ing point and it will be kept white heat until
New Labor Law Protested.
Hon. W. A. Durant of Durant is seeking re
election as represenative from Bryan county in
the legislature. Mr. Durant is a Democrat of
the best kind and can be safely trusted to carry
out to the best of his abilily the wishes of the
people. No mistake can be make by putting an
X before the name of this splendid man.
It is generally understood that neither
Judge Henry Furman of the Criminal Court of
p -als and Hon. Jack Love of the Corporation
Commission in their candidacy to succeed them
selves will not have any opposition. Both have
reflected credit upon themselves by their pro
found knowledge and application of the law in
their respective offices.
In desiring to make the state of Oklahoma a
state of industries we should not loose sight of
the fact that the men and women we rear here
are the greatest things we can davelop to help
the state and the nation. Swat the Aiken bill.
One of our e-eehange editors has a kick com
ing that his neighbors are not treating him
right. All of the good farmers are planting
their watermelons too far away from the fence
for him to reach them.
Politicians take themselves seriously, and the
voters outrht consider the risrht ol voting as a
serious matter and never disgrace the right of
citizenship by selling in any way their votes and
Rains during the night and warm sunsnine in
the day makes the crops of Oklahoma truckers
grow like magic.
One gallus will bear a great strain, as is
shown by the way the one-gallus politician's
breeches stay with him as he cavorts around
over the lot.
draw from the state: The De
partment insists, however, upon
a policy that will continue a large
number of employees and delay The 1st of May in Illinois the
the day of final settlement. The compensation! law went into ef
Senate Indian Committee is in- fect. An avalanche of letters
clined to decide with the Depart- from emplovers'of labor through
ment, butjthe Oklahoma delega- cut the state poured in upon the
tion is still confident of a large . clerks in the office of the state
measure of success. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ap
proximately 5000 employers sig-
We note that several of our state candidates
have come out strongly for labor, however, we
opine theyare willing for the other fellow to do
Happiness can never be measured in dollars
and cents, consequently the good Pittsburg
County Fair cannot be calculated as yet.
Men who do their work well and do it now,
are in demand. The other kind are always
looking for a job.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.
Cultivate the habit of cheerfulness, it is conta
gious and should be cultivated.
Gentle breezes are laden with sweet perfume
from the modest violets in the" flower garden of
Give him half a chance, and the man who
knows it all will tell it to you.
When yon think of progress, think of
Grouch factories are not wanted ii the pios
perous state of Oklahoma.
Many a man spends his good name to make
the first payment on a change for riches. " '
AND mfied their intentJns of opera
nt unuer tne new law, but the
bulk of the letters onmo frnm
I employers who declare they do
The Department of the Inter- wish to go under the law.
ior has advertised for bids on the Under the provisions' of the
timber lands belonging to the j new statue unless an employer
Chickasaws and Choctaws in fifes with the bureau of Labor
Southeastern Oklahoma, to be ' Statistics before May 1 notice of
opened May 1st. The lands are an exception to the provisions of
offered in large tracts, the small- the act, such employer firm or
est being appraised at $28,000 corporation becomes bound for
and the largest in excess of one vpnr hv tu i.
$100,000. Fearing that these Uniess notices are fi,ed wJth
lands might pass into the hands the Labor bureau all employers
of a lumber trust Congressman are held to under th(J operation
Carter and Senator Gore have 0f the new law from the time it
introduced bills in Congress re-; goes into eff
quiring the Secretary o the I?-1 give thirty days from the date
tenor to ofter these lands m , the becomes effectIve to sg
smaller tracts not to exceed 640 nify whether they choose to re
acres and permits any farmer to ' main under its provisions,
have any particular quarter sec-1 Any employer who accepts its
tion offered for sale seperately , terms sh911 be required to pay a
upon filing a written statement comPnsation foi any injury to
,,,,,., , , an employe which results in
that he desires.to purchase such death providng guch employee
quarter for agricultral purposes. ' js survived by a widow, child,
This would help the farmers and ' parents or other lineal heirs to
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prevent.a trust. " wuu&e support ne nau contri
buted within five years of the
time of his'death, a sum equal to
four times the average annual
earnings of the employee, but
not less in any event than 1500
dollars ov more than 4500 dollars
Kansas shows that the pops is
a disease that can be caught the
second time, but in a form that
runs its course more rapidily.-Ex