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Vol. 1. Chickasha, Indian Territor Saturday. November 17, 1900. No. 283 WEEKLY EXPRESS Established 1892. For Chickasha First; The Indian rritory Second; The World After. DAILY EXPRESSm4 Established January I, I9C0 Th Pay that Election bet with a pair of Hanan Shoe The best on earth At EMERPONS PoBloltlee build insr. SOCIETY CARDS- DaMOLAY COMUAKDEKY No. i. K. T. on tbe Brut Monday ol month E. HAMILTON, E. C, ,1"'- A each m A. B. Snow. Hccorder.' ALPHA LODGE OF PERFECTION. A:.A:.S:. H:S. J. meets on the first Sat unliiy In each moot! Visiting brethren .he Kile cordially lo vlted. E Hamilton SJ Ven. Musi C. M. Fechbclmer U Sou tessera' CHICKASHA CHAPTEK, No. 17. K, A. M Meets on the 2nd and Uh Mondays eucb month. J. VVII.I.Iw epi'.i"ijj r A 8 GILKEY, Secretary &3 CHICKASHA LODOK NO. . i. u. j. i Meets Tuesday nightt A. Hu;ht, E. M. Patnb, Scc'y, - EVEKUKEEN KE HECK A 11 Li'DOK NO. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday nights, ETTA SNOW AlCL UAiiTFit. Sec'y. N- MOUEKN WOODMEN m m AMERICA-MeeteveryThursda ' VmI night In Masonic Hall. VlsltUm fT members cordially Invited lo at- I. all)' MUftKDIn t. . v,. Consul Clerk POWER and & BAGBY, J Contractors Builders. Satisfaction Guaranteed. J. P. Kennemur, CONTRACTOR and BUIL DER. Money saved is money made, hop north of Red Barn. Chickasha, !! Ter J. R. HARRIS, f Mutual Life AGENT N y JEtna Accident. Real Estate. Contract?, and Leases drawn up Inlcgal lorm. Oltlce in chliku.ha Drug Company's store. A. J. DENTON, BRICK, Contractor and Builder. Estimates on Application. CHICKSHA 1 T Ran Hammock, BICYCLES & SUNDRIES. Gun Repairing, Etc., Etc. each with a larger por-f than any cf tbe four just u) ed. Yet it would 6eem a' admit tiieui separately union were possible. Co their area is only as I Missouri's not an unwie Separate, each would Lav port a full set of state ofl .'. erect all necessary buildi oue state, it is pointed the expenses of each nearly cut in two. The H at tbe new ttate had 8 70,000 square miles and tiou of 70,000 nearly a& large as Nebraska's would be an adver tisement for it throughout the country. The diversity of terri tory and the probable lightness of taxes would attract capital. Whatever the decision be about single or double statehood, it ia apparant that congress cannot well ignore the wishes of the people for a much longer time. In wealth and population they are entitled to exchange the terri torial form of government for that of the slate K. C. Star. .. id s. As it that mid be ery fact area of popula- Statehood for Oklahoma. A statehood couveuvliou for Oklahoma and the Indian terri tory will be held at South Me Alester naxt mouth. The dele gates will discuss plans to secure statehood from congress at as early a date a possibly- Similar conventions have been held be fore, but have come to nothing, owing to the hesitancy of Con gress. Politics has affected' the situation, as the Republicans have feared to admit another state which might prove Democratic. There are twoparties in the ad vocuey of statehood. Oue favors the union of the two territories and their admission as a single stute. The other would admit them separately. In the Indian territory, whero the double stu'e hood idea is strong, it is argued that Oklahoma already has sev eral public building and that she would probably secure the capital under single statehood. There is also rhe question whether the Okla ioma politicians, with their superior experience and organiza tion, niigbt not control the oliieial positions of the new btate. Oklahoma's territorial debt is given as another reason why the Indian territory should hold aloof. From Oklahoma's standpoint double statehood would be desir able, because of the fact that it already has erected buildings for its higher tichooln, while the Indian territory is without such structures except for ludiaus. Re publicans point out the fact, too, that their small majority in OMa- ocratic vote of the ludiuu tern ritory it the two were consolidat ed. The presence cf "jO.OO ludiaus in the Eastern territory is auother disturbing element. These arguments fail to take account of the advantages to ac crue from the format on of single, powerful state, advocates ofsiu- glehood declare. The last census credits Oklahoma with o'J'J.IMJ and tbe Indian territory with 391, 9G0 inhabitants, exclusive of ludiaus. In area each territory is about half as large a Missouri. After the admission of Montana, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming, Con gress couw uu tnrvRIllteh00(i With all the . evils fuse to admit two more states, I J Oklahoma with a population of 398.213 has more people than the following states as follows: Delaware 184,735. Idaho 1G1.771. Montana 243,288. Nevada 42,334. North Dakota 310,010. I'tal 270,505. Vermont 3-33,611. Wyoming 02,531. Whj then should congress re fuse Oklahoma statehood. It has every qnalifieation ia popnla- prOjTiessiveuess and will luase'H great effort this winter for admis sion and ought to get it. The Iudian terr.tory, with only a few thousand less popnlation, with nearly as much wealth, with equal intelligence, with resources the equal if not superior to Okla homa, is its equal in all respects must stand one side and await fu ture developeinent. There is a probability that Okla homa may be denied statehood on the fact that the two territories should come iu as one state. No other reason can be vindicated. Thcie is a . sentiment to allow Oklahoma and the Indian Terri- snrrounding the Iudian territory , and tie Indian territory will 6leep on ito. best opportunity if it fails to take npThe question at this time end fight for a night it i entitled to and will havetto wait year3 for if not secured at this time. It should not be a political question . Let us fight for a right of statehood now aud fight over politics after. HARMONY. Being presenn at trie death-bed of little Claude Vaughan, and noting the perfect harmony that existed throughout that reflaed household, and the devotion of that, most kind and tender father,' I am impressed to write the following verse : The flowers that's fairest and sweetest That ferf times the golden morn; Their lovliness seems the fleetest, Yields first to the winter's storm. In our garden sweet with posies, There stood one of brightest hue The essence of eternal gooduess ' Humble, yet brave and true. On the tronbled waves of conflict, Or wnen kissed by the dews of morn; Ills presence gave us gladness; His absence make us mourn. Enraptured with art and music, He would soar on her balmy wings. As he drew a bow of Unished power Across the trembling strings. But there's a painful discord In our band The absence of sweet. strains. The orga pleads for his skilfull hand Only groans lo tell lis pains. There's a vacant place a vacant chair, And anguish in each sad heart. And every thought gives birlh to tears; Safl memory that shall ne'er depart. Yet love Is the only bow That illumines debth's lowcry cloud ; It exalts what fate lays low Drives fear tioni tbe solemn shroud. And perhaps the midnight hers, Is some where else a dawn Re lives in a higher sphere , He perfumes a brighter morj. We know from the tree of life. The buds and blossoms fall ... ThaMUUwt, and hatn alt kn In the common bed of earth; 1 he youth and sage repose Mysterious is the birth'. As mysterious the depose. Then, oh, how we love to think Of our Claud, in a heavenly band, On the daisy sprinkled briitk MU the applause of the great and grand Then let us all some day, I Touch upon that shore and stand After crossing the tempestous waves, We will shake little Clands'shaud. Antioch, I. T. Dh, W. M. Devine. How can Mr. Bryan become a Presbyterian clergyman when it is required of the Calviuists to be lieve in election! She Well, the great event is over. Hp Do you mean the election, or have you made np your mind about that hat! DON'T BliAME THE COOK If the biscuits are not good; It's all in the Flour. SUPREME FLOUR, ISS G-UARANTEED To be the Best Flour sold in Chickasha, Or your money refunded. HIGHEST PRICE! - .... . , . HIGHEST QUALITY! WHITEMAN BROS.. & -;: P Sole Wholesalo'Distributing Agents for above Flours. ARMIOKE, ' 1 -HOUSES- CHICKASHA -fC- St. T. CAETWEIGHT, WM. M.UBHAY, Gartwriglit ft Murray : j (Successors to O. A. Horn.) 9 T ' MEAT MARKET. J Also Ll80 Dealers in Cattle, Hogs and Sheep. .0 (1 i vi ii vi v) vi Horse Blankets. Fur Robes. Plush Robes, Wooll Robes. Come early and make your selection Before they are picked over, CROSS & CHAENEY.jg GREAT - THE BIG CASH STORE 1 mm BUST I mm mm V Wo arc rourl to c:i!l o'trcr.stodcvs' ctlen tion to snih ft cor.;ct. V.'o kr.ov,- eo tetter. V,"ecaa fit yen fc..:5.'..somc!y r.tO1.0P,or, if ;oa wkli, a finer o,u:ui;-AU ars lluot-proof Bl $1.25, $1.50, $1.75. Ask to sco Warners RUST-rROOF. I am very much overstocked with clothing and overcoats. Anyone in need of clothing will find it to their interest to call and examine our stock before buying. I am willing to make an even ex change for the cash, so come and get my prices. i4 - CASH STORE. S Propr. 5 m r'