Muskogee Times-Democrat from Muskogee, Oklahoma on April 5, 1905 · Page 1
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Muskogee Times-Democrat from Muskogee, Oklahoma · Page 1

Muskogee, Oklahoma
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Wednesday, April 5, 1905
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LARGEST EVENING ASSOCIATED 1f>RESS SERVICE IN INDIAN TERRITORY MUSKOGEE DEMOCRAT voLuuE n. M ^mi MUSKOOBB, INDIAN TERRITORY, WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 5, 1905. KUMBZR 27 Thousands Greet President Roosevelt And Greet Him With Great Cheer and Waving of Fla^s Fully 15,0 people Rretted PICHI- (lenl Rooseveli upon his airival In Muskogee at exactly two niinu ts sf- tfr eleven o'clock. The npfcll ii j!n, which was compi s d cf eng;ln'» No. 327, a baggage ccach and four Pullman cars was usheiert Into the Queen Ctly of thi> Southwest w'th a mighty roar from thoffsunds of throats surroundlnR the speaker's platform. It was Just ID : 50 o'clock when the pilot dVawn by engine No. :?20, arrived at the Katy depot and the crowd that had l)?en pa :enlly waiting for hours, knew that the train bearing its distinguished guests would soon arrive. When the presidential train steamed Into the depot, the enihus'astic cheers of 11! 00 ac'ool children, waving the stars and gtripi s, mi iglrd with the more lusty shouts of the populace. The rear Pullman was stopped Immediately in front of the stand that had been erected In the street just west of the Katy tracks and the president entered his tar and getting his hat was hustled to ih* platform where he waa Introduced by his old friend. Judge John R. Thomas, after which the president talked for fully ten minutes and was cheered to t~he echo by the appreciative crowd. The president in his speech said: "Judge, and you, my fellow citizens. It Is a very great pleasure to me to come here and greet you this morning. J. have neveif been In the territory before, but I know >'oup people well. Many members of my regiment came IrjQm this very town, led by your son, Judge, ((i!-nlng an;? addressing judge Thomas> Mid r s uv j your bfiy hearing himself n;o.s( gallantly before has was wounded In the first engagemenf of the regiment, hearing himself as his father would wish hiM to do. "I must say how impressed I have been traveling through the Icriitory this morning. Your territory, remember. In conjunction with Oklahoma, will seen be one of the greatest states in the union. I look forward to meeting your senators and congressmen not long hence. And now, gentlemen, I earnestly hope that as you enter statehood, you will realize the immense responsibility That rejis upon you. Statehood Is a first class state if you use it "tight. It will be a mighty poor thing if you Lo r.c'. "1:: c sful self government of c ;^..:3; ;s end mast be based uprn t 0 avc::se qasIltT- of citizenship. If .Ic average citizen does his duty you v/;il have a g~od state, and you won 't otherwise. Nobobdy can make it a bad state, excepting you, yourselves, and you need Just the qualities in government that'you need in private life. "A man who is a good neighbor, -a good husband, a good father, is the lype of man who makes a good citizen. The person that you want to have as a neighbor, is a man to whom you can tie, on whom you can count. The man who Is a game man in time of trouble, but who docs not seek trouble. The man who does not brag and brawl, but who makes good. The man who Is decent and square in his dealing.^ with ethers. That is just the type of man you must have In public life. If he is crooked I do not -car£ if. he Is crooked on your side or not. "'^"f used to 'lJe'Tn" fKe~ cow h lisl'h'&ss' myself in earlier and happier days. I went out one day with a puncher, and we struck a maverick, and at that time the inaverlck was supposed to be branded with the brand of the rant ;e it was on. My man got a rope on the heifer, and. started his little fire, and he wanted t »-put a brand on it, the Thistle brand, the brand of the range we were on. He said, 'Thjs is all right. I ,k»«w my business,' I said, 'Hold np< yoh are gating • (ny bsapd 04.' . Htf^'^aid,. •Tjti»t J» all rlgllt.' I «aid 'You so back to the ranch and get yoor time: anjr man wbo'wtn steal for m6 will steal from me/ and you may Jvst eouBt on that In p«b|te Ufe. I^qn't pat 7atW'tirii&t In itakm tlbViajs h« fit The Pjxsident Honors City of Muskogee With Principal Address of the Day will do 8.:mc:hlng iha' \^ not ftralght. If he will do it foi- your advantagr. he win do It a mighty Hight quicker for his own. Ycu will n'e;l to have just the ordinary qualltita of common sense, common honesty, decency and courage in a public servant that you need for your ne:ghbor. "1 have nothing more to say to you except to greet you again, and say how glad I am to spp the men and women and the children. 1 believe In all people, but I am mighty glad to see thte children right in quality and right in quantity." Martha McKinley Bennett and Anna Lee Bennett, the two little HUNDREDS OF SCHOOL CHILDREN GREET TEDDY Roosevelt's Speech Rings With Hearty Good Fellowship and Good Will for Land of Lo—Grand Ovatioiv-Herc Next Year daughtprs of Cniiiil SiaUM Mnr^luit 1.00 R. Henneil. wire the tlr.i 10 shake the prcsldciii li ;.nd nfiii ilic ('(ini'luHlon of hix iidilicss. MI'^s Ncvi run 11 <• I'ralnor war. then luraintrrt 10 I'nsidcnt Ufo.-r- \elt «nd w:is in M1 il\;i'i >d as a ("hfinUee un<l pi fsnii iil a iiu\-;nin- ctnl bouquet of ciirtiiil Ions lo llie Mr. Roosiivelt and Inirolitred «•< a Or«at Faihor; .Mrs rharlrs (ilbson. of Rufaula. ihi' wife of the Crecli poet and writer, pro -i 'iiiid a boautl- tul fan made of the mil feathers of \n eigle klled l)\ her luisliand about «even years ago. Tic fan was a product of her own handiwork and pleas- id I hi' pri 'slJi 'iu very nitnli. lie was inoHi iiii)fun> in hi-, .luiiks to luili MIH -1 lialnui and Mrs (ilbson I 111' |>r <H :(ti'ut liiid requeiiletl iliat lie 1. unlit lie iilili' lo meet MIHK Allio l {iil )<'H.>-on. liic i>ostuiaj»ler of .Mus l .nni'c. itiiil hlu' wax given A placi' on lie iilailoiiii I'll.' piesldcn: gre I d lur warml) ami said. "As long iia I nm prcKldctil MIII shall be powljiiHilir nf .Mllskogt 'C • .Vmcng (he (iilKT people on the Hiiind. lu'widi s 1 i';)i I 'Hintatlves (f iho 111! Ill ii "WKpa |i<'iH were Ofn MUR- glns. ih<' reception commlt'.ee, com- poHrcl (if .Indgi' .lohn H. Thomas. I. .\ l'r>. (ieni'iui IMeaaant Porter. V. .\ H»INI(«'!I. and Col. Clarence B. Pi ugluK, I) V Ulckey, steiyjgrapher, .Mrs. Chan. i;ib .-on, Secretary I.oeb, l.leuicnani (J. R Kortescue of tho 10 cavalry and one cf the aoclal aides nt the While House. Miss Nevermore Tralnor, Mi's. l-eo. K. Bennett, Frank T> ree and .lames a oan, saciet service men. .\H the president was leaving the stand 10 board his train he said to Troop A. who acted as his personal !?iiard, "I am glad to ste you. 1 oys, and thank you very much f^r (om- ng cut to guard ine." Aftf ^r s'l^iUiuK.hands with ever\ one on the st :ind the p-eildrnt wns ItuNlieJ (0 the Train, which iiumedia'ely pul'.ed out at I l: lU o'clock, the president standing: rn the tear plulforiff waving a farewell. He laughed heartily at a row of yicanlnnlos who were perched upon the r; of. of the Katy frdghl station. Knglnta were chan(^5^ berg and tlu' electricnl applian es were care- ful'y examined. Engine No. 320 was attached to the special here and was in char.u;o of Engineer j:ni MeCusker and riieinan Ccn Sullivan of Ui nl- son. The cr(jwd this morning was the ingest ever gathered together in the hisioiy of Muskogee and people were ill every vantage point, on the roofs, lierched cu the top of telegraph • o'.es, hanging from windows in the Katy hotel, sealed on box cars and 'squeezing and Jamxning one another on the ground stralng their necks for a glimpse of Tile I'opulur I *ienldiMit of this great United Statts. During the stay of the presidential parly the .>1erchant8' band in their new iihakl uniforms were stationed on the platform of the freight depot and kept the crowd's attention with excellent musical selectioas. A number of photographers on the rear end 0/ the train were kept busy In snapping views of the most* wonderful and magical city in the entire country. They expressed great surprise at the wonderful development of this city and the entire party were much pleased with Muskogee. ,^ I'pon the arrival of the train the president sighted the platform that had been erected for the occasion, and remarked to one of the parly, "There Is a platform, waU until 1 get my hat," and in a few seconds he was addressing the enormous crowd. The presidential train stopped for a few moment's at Parsons and VI- nlta this morning, but the stop at Muskoges %Vas the Lougest since leaving Louisville, Ky. Col. William G. Sterett of th« Dallas News and C. Arthur Williams, of the HSusfon Post Joined the party at this place. Thcsd" fOinpOKtns:-th€r preshfeffMaJ- party were: Secretary Wm. Loeb. .Ir., Lieutenant O. R. Fcrtescue, Dr. Lambert. General S. B. M. Yobbg. .Messrs. Lafta and McGraw. stenographers. Jackson S. Elliott of the Associated Press, John Monk oFtbe .New York Sun Preaa AsBOclallon, J. O. J. Thompson of the Bcrlpps, McRea Association. Messrs. SImpun' aad Lyons, from Texas, who will ne- company the president npon b|a h9n\- ing trip and Frank Tyree and Jamea Sloan, fecjret ftenrlce men. A great many Ovt tit Town Peo|de were here tbl» ipolvlnf to •«» tba president, among the nnnibir beings Coii^lMled on Pngr %

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